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STATE PROBE AT RELLEVUE
BOARD OF CHARITIES AS WELL AS MR.
KELLER TO INVESTIGATE-IULL
IARD INQUIRY ADJOURNED.
At the meeting of the State Board of Charities
j— limiij at the United Charities Building Dr. R.
W. HIIL who had visited Bellevue Hospital at the
r*<iueft of the president of the Board «nd had had
£ 'conference with Commissioner Keller, made a
brief report on the recent charges preferred against
nurses in the Institution, and the Board adopted a
resolution that a special committee of three Com
ilinni 1 1 of the Board be appointed by the presi
dent to make an inquiry as to the facts and to in
stitute an investigation of the affairs and manage
ment of the Institution, under Section 12 of the
State Charities law. If In the Judgment of the com
snttu* it is advisable to do so.
Tl.- W. Hebbard, secretary of the Board, said that
the! inefficiency of the nurses at Bellevu« had been
complained of In the reports of Inspectors of the
Institution, that their standard had been com
plained of and their character referred to adverse
ly." ¦" ¦¦¦":¦¦ -' —•:
Th« inspectors had a great deal of trouble. Mr.
Hebbard added, in getting into the alcoholic and
Insane wards at Belkvue and finding out the real
conditions existing there, as they had no key and
bad to knock to sain admittance, thus giving the
Burse* warning of their coming and putting them
en their guard.
When his attention was called to Mr. Hebbard's
Statement, President Keller of the Department of
rhtrlties said he did not think that any such
reports had been made. He added that the State
Hoard of Charities had authority over the Commis
sioner of Public Charities and could at any time ex
ercise it* control. He had worked in complete har
mony with the Board, and was on terms of per
sonal friendship with all Hi members and Its in
Mr. Keller yesterday completed the overhauling
r»f the alcoholic ward of Bellevue Hospital by d!* :
missing the three helpers, and before Dr. Louis W.
Behultz*- left the ward in the evening new nurses
frpn} the Mills Training School had taken the
place* of those suspended on Thursday by Mr.
Keller. Dr. Schultre said that new methods of at
tendance and medical supervision would be adopted
and put into force in both the alcohjplie and in
sane wards as ppeedlly as possible.
!CUKSE3 -ACCUSED OF DEMANDING MONET.
After receiving complaints affecting the service
In several of the open wards of • Bellevue Hospital.
Mr. Keller yesterday decided to make I thorough
ln\-estlgatlon of the whole Institution, from top to
M»ttom. to root out whatever abuses might be
found to exist.
Anthony Monroe Marcus, a recent patient in medi
cal ward No. Oft, appeared before the Commissioner
and complained of ill treatment at the hands of
two nurses, wh». he alleged, had demanded money
from htm. When he told them he had no money
one of them had said. "Well. you had better
croak." Marcus had undergone an operation for
varicose veins, and he complained that tie wounds
had not l.ten kept clean and that the nurses
caused him great pain by. roughly using a dirty
Instrument on him.
The Commissioner said that he had received
other complaints, which he declined to give out
at present. Their general tenor had been that the
young men of the Mills Training School had been
negligent In their attendance upon the patients.
There had been laxity in the use of hypodermic
syringe* by the nurses, and he intended to bring j
the iuaf-?r BCCacw the Medical • Board and insist
that no hypodermics be given by any nurse with
out the written order of a physician or In the
presence of one of the physician.*. ,
Referring to the assignment of Dr. Schultze to
the charge of the alcoholic and Insane wards. Mr.
Keller said that he had had a physician in charge
of those wards, but there had always been friction
between him and the Medical Board- and the ex
aminers in lunacy, and when Dr. Robertson had
Ml the institution he had thought that he would
let the Medical Board run the whole thing- . . ;
lin^LJARD INQUEST ADJOURNED.
The inquest into the death of Louis E. Hilliard
at the Insane pavilion of Bellevue Hospital, before
Coroner Fltxpatrick, was adjourned yesterday until
X>ecen>l>er 27 at the request of Henry. B. Anderson.
counsel for the nurses. J. R. Davis, E. O. Dean
and C. L. Marshall, who are charged with causing
John W. Keller, president of the Board of Chari
ties, was absent when the hearing began, as was '
Thomas Minnock. styled by Mr. Anderson "the
chief prosecutor." .
In asking for an adjournment after the jury had
bam sworn in. Mr. Anderson said that the nurses
*er. all young men. at the very outset of their
.-arerrs. and that a hurried trial of the matter be
frtre the <oronor wa.« most likely to ruin their
liv«-s. Ho rpfertvd to th<- fan that the warrant for
th<> arrest ot the three nurses had been sworn out
it a man u ho hH<i entrre.i the Insane pavilion at
JJHWue. feigninj Insanity; that hi? shamming of
Ifte BUUdy ha<l l>e*n detected by the physicians
and tiiat he had confessed thereto. This man had
itii ..-hnrged with disorderly conduct nod had
bee* acijuitied only after a phyalclan hi Belle
vu. Hospital had pleaded for leniency to be shown
the . r,,-e.i I, had been Impossible to find M .
notK, who had been the t>rosecutor in th« case
*ga!ti« the nurses; that !!.¦ was not in the court
room and that, furthermore, certain facts In the
l^ss^sion of Justice H open, before whom Min
nock 1.;,,. been arraign-d. would go to show that
i" n j , r.as not a <-on;j>?tfnt witness— that a con-
Ir n i d Mi.- to Justice Hogan would vi
tiate hi« testimony before the Coroner Mr. Ander
jo« had l not been hr.,upht into the case until late
Wednesday afternoon, ami therefore had little time
in which i.. prepare .i proper defence. A short
lime artei the adjournment Minnocfc appeared
reading lllnrrs as ttie ,- ;J use of his tardiness.
A lit.l which has i..-*>n drawn by Dr. Char;. »
l«enr> Brown, the managing editor of "The. Jour
nal of i Nerves : '» d Mental Diseases." and which
probably will '¦• introduced In the legislature early
in the coming session, is intended to prevent abuses
•uch as have led to investigation at Bellevu. Hos
pital. It provide* for rh- establishment at a public
Hospital Tor the treatment of acute nervous and
tnental ..iseases in this city. The hospital is to be
governed by a Board of Managers appointed by the
Mayor. New-Yorkers who.. puffer from mental or
nervous .J-Kordrrs an to be received at th.- hospital
lor temporary treatment pending examination's to
ri r ri V '-' ' " th ' lr ¦•«*»¦« Persons suffering with
alcoholism may be committed to the h«spitnl for
nLACKITEUSf! ISLAM) FHtEUE\ HURT.
WliiJ, responding :« -i lire alarm from the wait
ing pavilion r^ar the large hospital mi Black
'¦ell Island y<*terday. Firemen Hums and Hal
pin were thrown from the hook and ladder truck.
Burn* .-;--Mi:i. contusion* of the face and bruises
g_A h ' '"'> '' ¦¦ Halpin received Internal Injuries.
°i h ~*' re taken to the City Hospital, on the isl
and. The tire »•*». quickly extinguished and the
•ni«f ws slight.
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GEN. BARNES IN COMMAND.
! \i;\\ COLONKI. OF TWKSTY-THIRP KK'il-
MEM TAKKS TMK OATH OVKR
General Alfred C. Barnes and Captain Jasper K.
Brady, the new colonel and lieutenant-colonel of
the ltd Regiment, took command for the first time
last night. There was a review and parade in the
Bedford-aye. armory, Brooklyn, In honor of the
Both officers were sworn in yesterday morning.
Captain Brady personally appeared before Briga
dier-General McLeer. in his office, in the Municipal
Building, but General Barnes was sworn in by tele
phone. The latter was unable to get away from
Manhattan yesterday morning, and called up Gen
eral McLeer to ask if the swearing in could not be
done at the armory In the evening. General Mc-
Leer said that he would not be at the armory, as
he was suffering from a severe cold. Not knowing
what could be done under the circumstances. Gen
eral Barnes said that he thought he would bo
obliged to leave pome Important business In order
to go to Brooklyn. Then General McLeer ea'd:
Why. 1 tell you. we will fix it this way: I recog
nise your voice, General, and will administer the
oath to you over the 'phone. If you will hold up
your right hand.
When General Barnes bad informed General Mc-
T^er that his right hand wax duly raised. General
McLeer repeated the oath. General Barnes replied
and the formality was at an sod.
"SOPHS" AST) FRESHME\ BATTLE.
A <I.ABS CELEBRATION AT THE "POLY"
FOLLOWED BY CAPTURE AND
There was a little skirmish yesterday morning
between freshmen and sophomores of the Poly
technic Institute, In Brooklyn, in which both sides
claimed the victory. In accordance with the an
nual custom, on the last day of the term before
Christmas ihe sophomores started their celebration
with a keg of swee. cider in a room decorated
with holly and mistletoe. In the midst of their
rejoicings four sophomores who were wandering
about the halls of the institute were captured by
the freshmen, hvstled Into a room and tied to
The cider was then abandoned and a rush was
made for the staircate. The room where the
sophomores were imprisoned was locked, but tbe
glass in the doors was smashed, and in the mix
up which followed chair?, blackboard rubbers and
window poles played a lively part. The prisoners
escaped, but meanwhile Vice-Pre«ident Reilly of
the- freehman class was discovered in one of the
lower corridors. Several sophomores pursued him
out of the building, down Livingston-st., and finally
captured him at Cllnton-st. He was taken back
to the institute and confined in the sophomore
study till 12:30 o'clock.
COUPL.UXTS: AGAIXBT HOTEL*.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY MERRIM. INDIGNANT
AT DELAY OF STATE EXCISE
District Attorney Merrill, of Queens Borough, yes
terday received from the State Excise Commissioner
fourteen complaints directed apainst two of the
best known hotels in Long Island City. These com
platnts date from September 19 to October 27. and
were made by eight or nin<* different inspectors.
The charge is that of selling liquors at illegal hours.
The District Attorney is indignant at the delay in
brlnstaST these ca«e* to the attention of his office.
He has written a sharp letter to Commissioner
I.yman, in which he requests an explanation.
The District Attorney says that the law states
plainly that whenever a violation of the excise
laws is discovered it shall be brought immediately
to the attention of the court. Mr. Merrill also
•<;(>> he does not understand why these two hotels
should have been selected for complaints while no
charges are made against any other similar places
In the city. He say.= he will bring the subject to
the attention of the Orand Jury in all Its phases.
R. R. APPLETOyrS SUIT DISMISSED.
AFFIDAVITS THAT HE HAD FAILED TO PROSE
} . CUTE ACTION FOR LIBEL AGAINST DADT.
William W. Wingate. counsel for Michael J.
Dady, has obtained an order from : Justice Maddox,
of the Supreme Court, Brooklyn, dismissing the
s'ult of R. Ross Appleton against Mr Dady for
libel, on the ground that Mr. Appleton failed to
prosecute the suit. The order was granted on the
affidavit of Mr. Wingate to the effect that only a
summons had been served on Mr. Dady, and that
no complaint had been served.
Las=t summer, before the primaries, there was a
contort between Dady and Applet 0.1 for the lead
ership of the Ist Assembly District, and the latter
organized the Pure Primary League for the sup
pression of illegal voting at the primaries. Dady
published a statement charging- that Appleton had
made promises of jobs in the public f-ervice to in
duce men to vote for him at the primary- Mr.
Appleton then brought suit for $50,000.
PEfiUOXD ACTS QUEERLY.
HIS LAWYKR nKNIES. HOWEVER. THAT THH DP!-
TErTIVE IF INSANE.
Because of the actions of Detective Timothy Des
irond. of the Fifth-aye. station, Brooklyn, when
arraigned in the Coney Island court yesterday
morntng on the charge of killing James McMullen
in Bath Beach last Sunday morning, it is thought
that his. mind is affected. When he stepped before
the bar he was pale and haggard, and seemed
scarcely to realize what was going on about him.
A representative from the office of James W.
Ridgway. his counsel, put in a plea of not guilty.
When ask«nl as to the rumor that Desmond's mind
had become nibalanced. the lawyer said:
He is= not insane, by any means. They have been
tilling quinine into him. and that, possibly, may
have made him act queerly. but he is not affected
mentally, and it Is iion.-cnse to think of su<h ¦
A* the detective was being taken away to the
Raymond Street Jail he began to sob. and tried
to get away, saying that hi? wife «raa 'lying and he
n.uM jro to her.
W7/T HE DID SOT CATCH TIIF THIEVES.
POLICEMAN M IN V BSTMa.TBS*' A I.ONO TUCK,
WHILE THE RORRKRS RUN.
Oscar Sehlegel, who k<?eps a delicatessen store at
No. 347 Broadway, Brooklyn, was awakened in his
apartments, above the store, yesterday morning
at 3 o'clock, by the ringing of the burglar alarm.
When he reached the ground floor he saw two men
coolly engaged in robbing the cash register. They
made rapidly for the back yard, while Mr. Schlegel
ran to the street to look for a policeman. One
happened to be passing on a Broadway car, anil
the situation was quickly explained to him. Mr.
Behlegel told the policeman that the thieves had
escaped by way of the back yard, and would prob
ably come out in Keap-st,, where he could catch
them. The policeman put on a wise and dignified
air. and declared that he must make an examina
tion before hunting for burglars. After fifteen min
utes' delay the policeman strolled over Into Keap
st., and, after inquiring of some wayfarers if they
had seen any thieves go by. appeared satisfied with
himself and went away.
• Mr. Schlegel was Indignant when seen yesterday
and said he was getting tired of the Indifference
shown by the police. His store has been robbed
four times In three year*.
a*rs MOSF.Y FROM church people]
A young man under the name of "Charlie Hill"
lias been getting money from member* •of the
Marry Avenue Baptist Church, Brooklyn. Several
weeks ago the Young People's Association held a
fair, and on the programme were printed the names
and addresses of the members of the Executive
Committee. Since that time the member* of this
committee have received calls from a young man
•who said he was raining money to take him to Mel
bourne. Australia, where a lucrative place was
open to him. Each member was Informed that his
friends, whoM frames and addresses seemed to be
on the end of the young man's tongue, had helped
him. Taking this Into account, th* person vlafted
rarely fulled to give bis or her contribution to the
cause. Within a day or two there has been a
meeting of the committee, and the member* f»lir.ir
they have been swindled. mtwrs mm*
HASHED , HIMSELF IX THE WOODS.
Englewood. Dec. -While James ' SkUllcon was
going through Cooper's Woods this morning he
frund a man hanging from a tree The man had
been dyad for some time. An Inquest was held
thl# afternoon, but no evidence was obtained to
establish the man's identity. Coroner Titus "ays
the man nj.wt have been dead five or "v h ou«
ITEW-TOBK DATLT TRTBFKE. BSLTCHIHtY. DECEMBER 22. 13"".
DOODY GUILTY OF PERJURY
THE .H KY B-tnWSi IN nilS VKKDICT
\itki; rki.v: CHIT TBS norus
• Guilty" was the verdict brought In by the jury
in the Kings County Court. Brooklyn, last night, in
the case of Daniel Doody. the contractor, who
was charged with perjury. The jury brought in
Its verdict at »X» o'clock, having been out more
than ten and a half hours. None of Doody's fam
ily with the exception of bis son, were present
when the verdict came in. The maximum penalty
Is twenty years' imprisonment.
Doody was convicted of perjuring himself in the
second trial of Robert W. Fielding, ex-Deputy
Commissioner of City Works, who was '"dieted
for conspiracy to defraud the ««£<>£ the first
Doody declared that his evidence, m given on t tie
first trial, was correct. But when he was put on
the stand his memory failed him. and Fielding
was acquitted. .
Jere Wernotrg. counsel for Mr Dood>. «^dea\
ored to prove that his client was mental y_lrre
sponsible, but this defence was well riddled o>
District Attorney Clarke.
SWINDLER GETS SEALSKIN COAf.
WHEN IT IS DELIVERED AT HOTEL SHE
TAKES IT INTO ADJOINING ROOM
TO "SHOW PA."
A prominent store in Fulton-st., Brooklyn, has
suffered to the extent of $345 at the hands of a
clever woman swindler. On Wednesday at noon a
fashionable dressed young woman about twenty
eight years old. with auburn hair and brown eyes,
registered at the Plerrepont House as Miss A. M.
Morgan, of Washington. D. C. and was assigned to
a suite of rooms. An hour later she drove In a
coup* to the Fulton-st. establishment, and on enter
ing the fur department said her father had recom
mended the place. She selected a sealskin coat
valued at $346. but requested that another one, val
ued at $370, be sent with it to her hotel, as her
father anight prefer it to the one she had picked cut.
Later an employe named Rhattlgan was sent to
the Plerrepont House with the coats. She received
him in her parlor, and, saying that she had decided
to take the $345 garment, offered him a check for
the amount. Mr. Rhattigan remarked that his firm
did not accept check? from strangers.
"Very well." replied the young woman. 'If that
is the rule you cannot violate it. By the way. if
you don't mind I'll go into pa's room and see how
he likes the sack." The messenger agreed to the
suggestion, and when the young woman entered
the adjoining room she exclaimed, "Here is mv
new coat. I think you will like It."
After waiting about twenty minutes Rhattigan
called Miss Morgan, but she could not be found.
He consulted the cierk, and it was learned that ehe
had left the hotel by way of the women's entrance,
in Hloks-st. The clerk said the hotel waj> out the
price of her suite and her luncheon, and Rhattlgan
replied thnt he was out a sealskin coat.
THE OIL BURXERS XOT A SUCCESS.
EXPERIMENTS SHOW THAT A HIGHER SPEED IN'
TORPEDO BOATS CAN BE OBTAINED
The Navy Department for several month* has
been experimenting with two burners In the hope of
obtaining a higher speed In torpedo boats from oil
than from coal, but these tests are about to be
abandoned. The experiments have been made on
the torpedo boat Talbot. at the Brooklyn Navy
Yard. Yesterday J. A. B. Smith, chief of the Steam
Engineering Department, said that orders had been
received to remove the fuel oil apparatus on the
Talbot and fit her out like the other boats, and that
hereafter coal would be burned. Mr. Smith said the
speed obtained from the oil was not as great as
that from coal, and that the Navy Department had
decided to abandon the experiments, which have
been conducted under the direction of Lieutenant
John S. Doddrldge.
The Talbot has made a number of trips. The
longest trip was from Annapolis to the Navy Yard.
The boat has run at a speed of about fourteen
knots, but it was expected that with the fuel oil
she could go several knots faster. The object of
the Navy Department in trying the oil fuel was to
find a method whereby the steaming radius of the
tiny craft could be increased. They cannot steam
a long distance at present, owing to their limited
coal capacity, and ft was hoped that with the oil
fuel a higher speed could be obtained and a large
quantity of oii could be stored. Moreover, the
trouble of ashes would be obviated. The Talbot
may soon be sent with the North Atlantic Squadron
on Its winter cruise.
WILL OF DR. EDWARD R. SQUIBB.
LJSAVEF 1 1.000. 000 TO HIS SONS, THE WIFE AND
DAUGHTER HAVING RECEIVED ADVANCES.
The will of Dr. Edward R. Squibb, who was pro
prietor of Squlbb's Chemical Works, near Fulton
Ferry, Brooklyn, was filed for probate yesterday
In the Surrogate's office. Tt states that he had al
ready made advances from time to time to his wlfo,
Caroline 1... Squihb, and his daughter, Mary B.
Munro, "amounting in the aggregate to what I
deem to be their fair and proper shares or propor
tions of my estate, and they being content there
with, ' and leaves the balance of the estate to his
sons, Edward H. Squibb and Charles F. Squibb. No
schedule was filed with the estate, but it Is be
lieved that it is worth about $1,000,000.
Mr. Squibb's widow lives at No. 152 Columbia
XAGLE JGXORES THE CROEER LEADER.
HB GIVES A STREET CLEANING CONTRACT TO
FRIENDS OF rASSIDY.
The fight between the two factions of the Dem
ocratic party in Queens Borough yesterday resulted
In the contract for cleaning the streets being taken
from James P. Hicka and awarded to Kavanagh &
Co. Henry W. Sharkey, ex-Commissioner of Pub-
He Works, is a member of the firm of Kavanagh
¦& Co. Sharkey was Caspidy's candidate for the
nomination for Sheriff last fall. Hicks is the
leader In the First Ward and is an opponent of
It would seem that Commissioner Nagle of the
Street Cleaning Department recognizes Mr. Cassidy
as leader He terminated the Hicks contract at his
behest. C. C. Wissel, who was recognised by
Croker as lsader, will try to have the work of
Commissioner Nagle undone, it is said
SCARLET FEVER CLOSES SCHOOL.
Patehogue. Long Island, Dec. 21.— Five cases of
scarlet fever are reported in the family of Isaac
Smith, a surfman attached to the Forge River Life
Saving Station. Dr. Skldmore, the health officer,
placed a strict quarantine on the house and ordered
the closing of the public school as a precautionary
The members of the Mickrowitch family in this
village who have been suffering from diphtheria are
COXFF.SstES TO STEALING CHECKS.
Frank W. Schaeffei-, nineteen year* old. of No
758 Fifty-seventh-st., Brooklyn, was arraigned yes
terday, on a charge of robbing the mails, in the
United States District Court, in Brooklyn. Until
three months ago, when he was discharged for in
competency, Schaefter was employed in the dry
goods house of Greeley, Cushman & Record. No
63 Leonard-st.. Manhattan. Schaefter admitted
stealing checks. In the. Butler-st. court yesterday
hchaeffer pleaded not guilty to the charge of grand
larceny, and was then turned over to United
States Marsha! Haubert. Schaeffer said he was
about to join "The Sunny Girl of Tennessee" com
pany. In which he was to have played the part of
an auctioneer. ' Ul
SEEKS TO HAVE DOG KILLED.
B. Vlckers, of No. 112 Hlmrod-st., Brooklyn, owns
a large St. Bernard doff, valued at $260, which. It
Is alleged, bit Henry Loerch, thirteen years old
son of Ernest L<oerch, a builder, of No. 59 Hlmrod-
Ht. Mr. Loerch wishes to have th«r animal killed.
In the ilanhattan-ave. court yesterday the boy
testified that on Thanksgiving Day the do* bit
him on the ear. cheek and lip. He was attended
by a physician and afterward was taken to th«
German Hospital. Dr. L. L . Rods made a cer
tificate that the boy was bitten. .Mr Vickers
i? ke l ll L Hl 4* tt * Un ™ n y of Dr. William Neu,s of
No. 82 Btanhope-st.. Brooklyn, who saw the boy
six days af.er the accident, he taken. The doctor
said he was positive the boy's injuries had been
journed I week Wf ° d °" The caw *' a » ad"
11l FORTUXE DROVE HI it TO SUICIDE.
Driven to a state of frenzy by continued ill
fortune, which culminated when he ordered his
wife from the house after a violent quarrel, Emtle
Kaine, the proprietor of a restaurant at No. 88
Thlrd-iit., Brooklyn., on Thursday night committal
suicide by turning on the pas. His wife. re
turning to her home yesterday morning In the hona
of a reconciliation, found her husband dead? Pc
m h.~ i THE REAL, thing
n.«,. K 5 JL may b * found In the little advertise-
Say* ra P c? 9 PMr ° c narrow c »>«nins of to.
IV EXGornRXOR's fuxeral./"
PROMINENT MEN AND THE PUBLIC GEN
ERALLY PAY LAST RESPECTS TO WO'
PREME COURT JUSTICE L,riM.mv
New-Brunswick. Dec. 21 (Special).-The fMsOT] "f
George C. Ludlow. Supreme Court Justi-e and «¦
Governor of New-Jersey, took ptoee in IfeW-BrttssV
wick this afternoon. It was largely atr-ndoi. not
only by the public generally, but by m<»n prominent
in the legislative, executive and JurtMai depart
ments of the State government an i by s/tf known
lawyers from all parts of New-Jersey. In l—psrt
to his memory, and in accordance with the proc
lamation of Governor Voorhees. thp BeTHB were
closed, and the public offices were not open be
tween 2 and 4 o'clock. Flags were at half — J*X on
all the public buildings, and also on many houses.
Short services were held at 2:15 o'clock at the
house, which were attended only by the family and
the honorary pallbearers, who were Governor Fos
ter M. Vooihees, ex-Governors William Newell and
George T. Werts, Chancellor William J. Magic.
Chief Justice Davfd A. Depue and Associate Jus
tices Jonathan Dixor. Charles G. Garrison, Will
iam S. Gummere. Gilbert Collins and Abram Q.
Garretson. At the house prayer was offered by the
Rev. Dr. W. W. Knox. pastor of the First Presby
terian Church. ' _ . .
The body was then borne to the First Presbyteri
an Church, where a large assemblage had gathered.
The funeral address was delivered by the Rev. Dr.
Jacob Cooper, vice-president of Rutgers College
and a lifelong friend of Governor Ludlow. Dr.
Cooper's eulogy referred strongly to the absolute
integrity and honesty of the ex-Governor in the
many exacting stations which he had filled. A
closing prayer was made by Dr. Knox. The trus
teea of the church, the trustees and faculty of
Rutgers College, the Middlesex County Bar Asso
ciation and the Grand Jury for the December Term
were present. The burial was private.
The County Bar Association met this morning
and adopted appropriate resolutions, which will be
entered in the oourt minutes. The Grand Jury also
CLAIRVOYANT AN ALLEGED SWINDLER.
SEVERAL. WOMEN SAID TO HAVE BEEN VICTIM
IZED. ONE TO THE EXTENT OF »600.
Plainfleld. Dec. 21 ('Special).— Mrs. "William H. B.
Drake, of No. 438 Orchard Place, reported to the
police this morning that she had been swindled
out of $500 by a stranger who called himself Pro
fessor Linen, of New-York. Lltten came to Plain
fleld a." week ago and advertised widely as a clair
voyant. Mrs. Lyake and her sister. Mrs. Luckhurst,
said they went to him to consult him about family
matters. The professor declared that she must
have $500 in her possession before he would be able
to foretell her future with any degree of success.
Mrs. Drake went to the bank and drew out $500 and
returned to the professor, who told her to place
the money In an envelope which he gave her. Then
he took possession of the envelope and told Mrs.
Drake what the future had In store for her. When
the seance was over the "professor" returned the
envelope, to Mrs. Drake. She opened it the next
day and found it filled with pieces of paper.
The stranger left town suddenly Saturday night.
The police have traced him to Trenton, where they
lost all track of him. Mrs. Luckhurst, it is said,
was also victimized to the extent of $50 In the
same way, and it is reported that twenty other
women were similarly duped.
PATROL WAGOX CHASES CAR.
POLICE WANTED NUMBERS OF CREW ON CAB
WHICH NEARLY RAN THEM DOWN.
There was an exciting chase of a trolley car by
a patrol wagon in Newark on Thursday night. The
chase followed a narrow escape from an accident
at Kirn and Van Buren sts., where a couple of
months ago a car ran down Hook and Ladder
Company No. 4, killed one man, crippled one fire
man for life, permanently Injure) 1 another and
seriously hurt a fourth.
The Third Precinct patrol wagon was called out
to a box. Klnney, the driver, was about to cross
the tracks, when he saw a trolley car approach
ing. In order to avoid a collision he was forced to
drive up on the sidewalk. The car stopped and
then started ahead.
Ktnney started after it. The patrol wagon went
along at a three minute gait. At Jefferson-st. the
wagon was almost alongside the car. but the
motorman put on extra power and again dis
tanced the police. The car was, however, forced
to stop at Pacflc-st., and then Kinney overhauled
it. Six blocks had been traversed in the chase.
The motorman and comructor were turned over to
the Chief of Police . to-uay.
SALOONKEEPER DRUGGED AND ROBRED.
TTVO MEN PLACED CHLOROFORMBO HAXDKER
CHIKF OVER HIS FACE AVI> EMP
TIED HIS WALUTT.
Adolph Koop, a saloonkeeper, of No. 143 Neir-
Tork-ave., Jersey City, reported to the police yes
terday that he had been assaulted, drugged and
robbed by two men in his saloon about 6 o'clock
yesterday morning. Koop said that he opened his
saloon at that hour, and that the two men soon
after entered. He was regulating a flre In the stove
when, he said, the men grabbed him, placed a hand
kerchief which had been saturated with chloroform
over his face, and that he became unconscious.
Koi>p said that when he recovered an hour later
he found that a wallet containing 125 had been
taken from his inside pocket, and after being
emptied was thrown against the bar. The money
drawer had been opened, but there was no money
in it. Koop says the men were young and wore
blue shirts and black derby hats.
A MISER'S SUSPICIOUS DEATH.
FOUND DTING IN BURNING HOUSE— HIS POCKETS
Flemlngton, Dec. 21.— police here are trying
to solve the mystery surrounding th«» death of
Mordecai Mills, seventy-five years old, a veteran
of the Civil War, who was found dying In his
home at Sweet Hollow yesterday. The house was
on fire, and would have been consumed in a short
time had not a neighbor named Harris been at
tracted by the smoke and made a.i investigation.
It Is believed that robbers ransacked the house, and
then set It on fire to cover up the crime. The door
was locked and the key was missing.
Mills was found sitting on a lounge in a corner
of a room. in a deep stupor while the floor of
the room was ablaze. A hole had been burned
through the floor and a bed which was In the
kitchen had also been consumed. When Dr. Car
penter arrived the old man was dead.
County Physician Cramer reached the place this
morning and after an investigation decided that it
was a case for the Coroner's attention. Mills had
considerable money upon his person on Wednesday
night but no money was found about the place.
The man's pockets had evidently been rifled of
their contents. They were turned inside out, and
everything about the house was in disorder. Mills
was miserly and lived alone, denying himself nearly
all the necessities of life. He drew a pension, and
also made considerable money. He had hoarded
his money for years.
NEW LIBRARY PLASB DECIDED OV.
East Orange. Dec. 21 (Special)— The trustees of
the Kast Orange Free Library last night selected
the plans for the new library building to be erectM
at the corner of Main-si, and Munn-ave. The
architects are Jardlne. Kent & Jardlne. of No. 1.262
Broadway, New-York. The architects were limited
as to co?t by the donation of Andrew Carnegie of
150 000 and estimates already obtained Indicate that
the building can be erected for that sum. The style
of architecture Is classic Greek somewhat freely
treated. The plans provide for a fireproof building
with ptack room for fifty thousand volumes. The
building is to be one story high, with a basement,
ami is surmounted by a dome. Work will lu£ln
on the npw library as soon as the frost Is out of Hie
ground In the spring. It Is expected that it will be
completed in about six months. The exterior will
be of terra cotta colored stone with light colored
APPOINTMENTS OF POSTMASTERS.
fBT TBLEOBAPH TO TH" TRUUNI.]
Washington, I>ec. 21.— The Senate confirmed yes
terday Thomas Graham to be postmaster at Point
Pleasant. Ocean County, and Reuben Abel to be
postmaster at Bernardsvllle, Somerset County.
Andrew Mercer has- been appointed postmamer at
Lodl, Bergen County, and W. A. McCain postmas
ter at Vail, barren Cotinty.
Arthur Tooth & Sons,
•.'«><> FIFTH VVEM'K,
MISER'S GHOST WAS. 4 CAT.
MYSTERY 6?" a' FUrPOSEDLV lIAUXTF.D HOUSE
, . CAUSED BY MISSING PET. .
Bloomfleld. Dec. 21 (Special).— Tot the last three
nights mysterious, sounds have , startled the In
mates at the home of Town Clerk William L. John
son. In Thomas-st. They seemed 'to emanate from
the walls. The occupants began to believe the
house was haunted. It was said that a miser had
burled his gold somewhere in the neighborhood and
had died without revealing the spot. Superstitious
persons declared that the mysterious sounds were
made by the npirtt of the miser returning to see
if his gold had been disturbed.
The members of the Johnson hojsehold became
M alarmed that Mr. Johnson finally resolved to
discover the mystery, even If It Involved the tear-
Ing down of the house. Two carpenters made a
hole in the floor, and a black object ' whlsasd
through the air. The carpenters made a hasty
exit through the door, dropping their tools fn the
flight. .\fr Johnson recognized the flying form as
that of his. pet cat, Tom, which had been missing
several days. ,
WOMBE KILLED, MEN ESCAPE.
ORADE CROSSING ACCIDENT AT "fMBREI.I.A*
STATION STIRS UP AUTHORITIES.
Belleville, Dee. 21 (Special).— l.aughHn McLean, of
Belleville, and Thomas Nolan, of Bloomfield. were
slightly injured, a horse was killed and a wagon
demolished at the Mill-st. grade crossing, or "um
brella" station, of tbe New-York and Greenwood
Lake Railway last night. They were returning
from Bloomfield. and had Just reached the tracks
when the fast express from Jersey City, bound for
Greenwood Lake, struck the wagon and hurled the
horse down an embankment, while the two men
landed in the road.
The Belleville authorities have already ordered
the railroad company to protect this crossing, and
will now compel it to do so or go before the Orand
GRAND JURY PREsF.WS WRONG CEMETERY
IT HAS BEEN DISCHARGED AND CANNOT RECON
SIDER ITS ACTION.
Paterson, Dee. 21 (Special).— Much amusement w*s
created in this city to-day when it was discovered
that the Grand Jury had presented the wrong
cemetery yesterday before being discharged. There
are two Sandy Hill burying grounds, the dividing
line being Market-st. The cemetery to the south of
Market-st. Is the one to which the Grand Jury had
directed Its investigations, but the presentment ia
found against the cemetery to the north. The
Grand Jury was discharged, and it cannot re
consider the presentment. The question now Is
whether the Court has the power to make "such
amendments as the law allows." which ia a power
always reserved in the case of Indictments. The
cemetery actually presented is kept in pretty fair
BABY DROWNS IN BATHTUB.
Paterson. Dec. 21 (Special).— William Clover, six
teen months old, was drowned In a tub of water
this morning at his home. No. 14 Peel-st. There
were only a few inches of water In the washtub.
which was standing in the kitchen, when Mrs.
Clover went out to hang up some clothes in the
yard. When she returned she found the baby
face downward in the tub.
BOMB BURSTS UXDER CAR WHEELS.
Early yesterday morning* a car struck what is
believed to have been a bomb In Flrst-st., Ho
boken. ani the explosion was of sufficient force
to derail the front wheels of the car and shake
the windows in buildings a block away. The three
passengers and crew of the car were shaken up
and badly frightened.
Policeman Hayes and Detective Kiblin found
what looked like a small tin box. rolled out flat by
the car wheels, but still revealing what the shape
and dimensions of the bomb had been. The pieces
of tin smelled strongly of glycerine.
OWL 7f r &WH>#& <ffa&
-fiore Open Uontght \Jnttl 10 o'clock.
SANTA CLAUS is Coming j
Or\ ©c Gallop §ff
Who Isn't P^eady? &
THERE will be plenty to hurry and worry over on — bett-r to have every
A errand done today that can be done. The Wanamaker Store is throbbing
with the greatest holiday business it ever knew ; but we planned for it— cleared
decks by pushing to the rear everything that did not have a distinct Christmas
interest to you. Vastly increased our forces at every paint, and by the most thor
ough and efficient organization are now serving the thousands who come daily, in
the most comfortable and satisfactory wav that such an enormous business has ever
There are no long aisles to get clogged up. It is easy to get to, and away
from, every counter in the store. And so the crowds make less discomfort here
than in any other store where such attractive offerings are displayed.
It is too late to go hunting hither and thither. Gift-things that will satisfy you
fully must be found at the first seeking. Every reason points the way to
"WcLnafnaKcr*^ . . Broadest, most comprehensive assemblage of all kinds of
merchandise, and most complete variety in each of the kinds. Most prompt and
efficient service. Then absolute assurance of fairest prices always.
Everything that combines to make hurried but important shopping,
safest and most satisfying, directs you today to Wanamaker* s.
v^ \ Velour JACKETS j
> BeaL\itif\il M: \7nder-pricc *
This is a group of almost forty fine and beautiful Velour Jackets, also from Louis Graaer. as were the
Jackets we told of earlier in the week. These did not get here as quickly.
They include some of the most exquisite Jackets made this season, of this superb fabric Nothing sur
passes them in elegance, except far; and in tailoring and decorations these excel the fur garments. No one
made more beautiful garments than Louis Graner, and these are some of his handsomest styles. Vow
yt Third *Be?ote> their Worth
Wide Taiiety of styles. Priced from $18 to $50. Worth $27 to $75. second floor. Rroa^ar.
N£ f WAT CHES"] v
% And Jetvelry- 1+ .> rf
Quick last decisions can always be safely made in the Jewelry Store, whatever price yon wish to tar.
Wherever you look is true artistic beauty in ideal gift-things for men or women. All come from worthy
sources. There is neither caudiness nor sham, at any price. Articles that are least expensive are in new awl
refined patterns. Then all prices are fair. There are no fictitious Tarnations anywhere; and this means much
to buyers of jewelry.
Superb collection of
We hare reaped advantages of broadest profit to yon, because of our advance purchases of diamonds bf
fore the rise of a year ago. Here are exquisite stones, handsomely mounted, in broadest variety of rieces
and settings o^ik vV.V.
tMamond Ring-., with sin*!* stow*. $T.IH> to I»O.
I> amon.l Rings, i.i fancy combination*. $1A to $3W.
THatnond Brooches. $« to Moo
Diamond Scarf Pins. »T..V> to *7S.
Watches for Men and Women—
A splendid collection of best Swiss and American watches in every sue and style:
Men's 14-k Gold Watch**. $3S.a« to $340
. _ . " Ml "»» !*-* OoJd Watche*. Sl<v7s to JlM>.
Proadway anrt Tenth >»trr»t
I Busy FURRIERS~I
There's a large staff of busy fur salespeople on this second floor. They were not » Tittle rcerned a*•
weeks ago during the mild period— wanted to see more life and action about their splendid stocks. They at*
seeing it Everybody is receiving just as prompt attention as is pessible-everybodv is receiving the *«
satisfaction in their purchases. Only honest furs, honesUy put toother, and priced in a rtwnabl* «*?•
You'll understand more about that way when you come to make your purchases. In the meantime. ths» I
|B*t? •«*"* NeCk Scarf "- trUnm " l " !lh '*"•• ¦" Short a^ctrlo Seat Eton Jacieu Si »35.
. nrown Fox Scarfs at It 3tn 522.50. Wralwn L«inb Coau •'•» and $*». „ „,,,. .;f
- Stone Marten Cluster Searfu ut 518.50 * 7,*.!? 11 l*mb Com*, trimmed with chlncfctn*. »»
Blue Fox Animal Boa» at $30. su-ww_^2?L ¦_ .
Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co., Broadway. Fourth Arcaue. Ninth and Teeth stre*»i
MISxINO MAX A AUirrDS.
¦ WOMEN FIND HIS BODT IS THE : WOODS WITB
EMPTY POISON BOTTLE BESIDE IT.
Elizabeth, Dae. SI <3peciaD«— While passs*.
through Watson's Woods, In the suburbs of til*
city, late this afternoon women stumbled over the
dead body of a man, who proved to he Charles
Bruckheim. a machinist, whose home was at v,
d South Broad-st.. this city. 3'3 '
' He had been missing finer yesterday, and ha«
killed him««#lf by taking carbolic acts. "
An empty bottle which had contained th* asasa*
was found lying beside the body. The body -*4,
removed to Smith's Morgue.
MAN KILLED BY NEWttPAPKK TMAtH
vourti havb irroitT that he count! rrep g^
CIDE. BUT HIS WOTE DENIES IT.
Paterson, Dec. 21 •Special).— Edward Vaa LoasfcL
forty years old. of No. 4 Alabama- aye. . was Miss
by the '•newspaper" train on the Erie Railroad
this morning about 5 o'clock at South Patersea.
The police have a 3tory that the man had quar
relled with his wife, and in a moment of anxer
went straight to the railroad track and lay down
in front oX the approaching train. When Mrs. Vaa
Lonski appeared at the morgue she denied that
she had quarrelled with her hnsband. She ssM
she thought that his death was an aecldent
FLATBOUBE TBIEVE& BUBJ.
THET SECURE BOOTY WORTH OVER (1,099 r* TH*
HILL SECTION AND ELUDE TUB POUCE.
. An organized gang of fUthouse thieves has been
at work in the last few days on the Hill and in the
lower sections of Jersey City, stealing money «af
valuables and eluding the police. Four flat* wet*
entered in the Hill section and over SJs* In mossy
and jewelry was secured. The thieves would wait
until a tenant left the house and then gain entrant*
by means of skeleton key». Mrs. George c. irS.
son, of No. 99 Magnolla-ave.. lost Jewelry valued a**
$?*>. and Mrs. George W. Kingsbury. who live* ta
the same house, was robbed of Jewelry worth IDs)
At No. 93 Magnolla-ave. Mrs. Mary a. Ho-'as
misled jewelry valued at Has. and at A'lt>
Becker's flat. No. 515 3ummlt-ave.. cash and jewMrv
amounting to «00 were stolen. The thieve* also
visited the flats occupied by Mrs. J. Sanfort V.
105 Magnolla-ave.. and Mrs. M. Carmody, xV H
MagnoHa-ave.. but secured no booty. The Rats oc
cupied by Mrs. James Brennan and Mr*. Louis
Rockhlll. at No. 572 Jersey-aye.. were plundered c*
articles valued at $3)0. In several of the flats tile
thieves stole the contents of children's is Hi—
POLICE STOP STREET RAILWAY JTOfff.
RAILS AND TIES OF WHITE LINE. WHOSE TOAW.
CHISB WAS REVOKED. SEIZED FT THE CTTT.
Passalc, Dec. a.— The Paswaic City Council tw»
weeks ago revoked a franchise previously granted
to the Jersey City, Hoboken and Pat«r*on Street
Railroad, better known as the White Lin*. Early
this morning seventy-five Italian* started work on
the extension of the tracks over the Monroe-st.
bridge. Mayor Howe was notified, and called on
the police to stop the work. Sergeant Kelley and
a detachment of police hurried to the scene, "drove
the workmen away and arrested two foremen
They were charged with violating the city ordi
nance. The city seized all the rails and ties and
has stored them away from the company until the
company cornea to terms.
CHICKEX POX C4CMMM A scarf.
Paterson. Dec. 21 (Special).— The Boar] *f Health
has a smallpox scare on its hand*. Health Officer
Magennis insists that it is only chickfn p
to-day he sent out Dr. Stinson to wawetaass seven
teen people wht had come in contact with th<»
patients who »re suspected. Mr«. Hattie <)Ttm>.
colored, la one of those who are sick, together with
her baby and a man named Smith.