EASTERN COAST INFESTED WITH HUNGmrSHARKS Three of Man-eaters Seen in Matawan Creek Are Believed to Be Bottled Up in Shallow V ater. FEW BATHERS NOW VENTURE IN SURF Nine-foot Shark Clubbed to Death Off Elberon, N. J.; Other Stories Lack Verification. NEW YORK. Julv 13. Armed shark i hunters in motor boats patrolled the Now York and New Jersey coasts today, to-day, while others lined the beaches in a concerted effort to exterminate the man-eaters, which have moved north from their customary haunts, apparently in large numbers. Tho villag-3 authorities authori-ties of Matawan, N. J., offered a reward ! of $100 for every shark brought in, dead or alive. . The belief that a single shark was I responsible for the killing of four swim-, swim-, niers in New Jersey waters within the last two weeks, two of them yesterday in Matawan creek, a shallow inlet i-ix-i teen miles from the open sea, has been 1 dispelled by persons who actually have seen a half dozen or more of the monsters. mon-sters. Have Become Ravenous. One theory is that sharks which formerly for-merly fed on refuse thrown overboard from the many ocean steamships that plied before tho war began now have become ravenous. Even those not ordinarily ordi-narily classed as man-eators, it is said, probably have been driven by starvation starva-tion to lurk in the waters of tho Atlantic At-lantic coast, warm at this season, and attack human beings. Three of the huge fishes were seen today in Matawan creek and now are believed to be bottled up there. Nets have been stretched under a bridge about a mile and a half from the mouth of the inlet to prevent egress into Rarl-tan Rarl-tan bay. A British sloop, arriving from Bermuda, was reported tonight to have killed a score of sharks during the voyage, voy-age, one of them off the New Jersey coast. I Bathers in Terror. j Terror has seized the multitudes who i have bathed at beaches along the New i York and New Jersey coasts and com-! com-! paratively few persons now venture into the water. At Asbury Park and other New Jersey resorts wire nets have been strung around tho bathing areas. Dr. George B. Reynolds of Matawan, who attended Stanle' Fisher, who was so seriously mangled in a battle with a shark yesterday that he died a few hours later, performed an autopsy on Fisher 's body today. He declared he found that the flesh torn by the man-eater's man-eater's teeth was impregnated with a peculiar poisonous liquid which seemed to have a deadening effect on the nerves and muscles. This probably explained, ex-plained, he said, why Fisher apparently had little sensation of pain when the shark took off his leg. Stilhvell Probably Eaten. Little hope is entertained for the recovery re-covery of the body of 12-year-old Lester Les-ter Stitlwell, the other victim of the Matawan creek tragedy. It is believed that he was devoured by the shark, as persistent dragging of the inlet and dynamiting dy-namiting of the waters have failed to bring up the body. Many conflicting reports were received re-ceived here during the day from various vari-ous points along the New York and New Jersey coasts regarding the killing of sharks, but only one appears to have any foundation in fact. This was the news brought in by Anthony Lundv, captain of "a fishing boat, who said Ins partv of New York fishermen had clubbed to death ,i nine-foot shark, weighing -lot' pounds, while cruising yesterday yes-terday off Kiberou, N. J. A fisherman reported tonight that he had vniniy tried to kill with an oar a seven-foot shark which became entangled entan-gled in his nets. He Faid the fish tried to strike his boat, apparently intending to overturn it.