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WOMAN STOPS TRIAL.
HER CONFESSION CAUSES TWO MEN TO
m SENTENCED TO EIGHTEEN .
YEARS IN STATE PRISON.
Freehold, N. J., Jan. Justice Fort to-day sen
tenced Or. Renb*a P. Thompson, a physician of Sen
bright and a son of ex-Sheriff John I. Thompson
ana a grandson of ex-Sheriff Joseph I. Thompson,
and Harry Fowler, a carnage manufacturer of
Long Branch, each to eighteen years in State
Prison at hard labor, for the murder of an infant
child of which Fowler was the father. Within
thirty minutes after the prisoners pleaded they
Dr. Thompson. Fowler. Miss Etta White, the
¦sether of the murdered babe, and Mrs. Nellie
W.-iltT-, the mother of Miss White, were all to have
been tried to-day upon a Joint Indictment for the
murder of the infant, but at tbe last moment the
prosecution presented a confession which Mrs.
Nellie White had made and signed since being in
Jail acre, and which implicated Fowler and Dr.
Thompson. The fact that Mrs. White turned
Slate's evidence caused great surprise, and changed
the status of the case. It was apparent that,
bedded in upon all sides. Dr. Thompson and Fowler
oouij hardly escape conviction of murder in the
There was a conference between Justice Fort,
Prosecutor Foster and counsel for the defence
lasting over an hour, and a' the end of that time
Dr. Thompson and Fowler were both arraigned be
fore the oar and pleaded non vult to murder in the
first degree. Fowler is a tall, fine looking young
man, about thirty-two years of age. Dr. Thomp
son, who is about thirty-six years old, was suffer
ing from the rout, and stood with a cane. Both
prisoners appeared to realize the straits in which
the confession of Mrs. White had placed them.
In imposing sentence Justice Fort stated that he
considered they bad taken the best course in plead
ing guilty, and that the Prosecutor had acted wise
ly In accepting the plea under the facts. The
Court wished to say publicly that it also accepted
Its share of the responsibility in the acceptance of
the plea. The crime was a most serious one. and
under the plea, both men were liable to the penalty
for murdei In the second degree— years In
State prison. But. in view of the fact that the
prisoners had saved the county the expense of a
trial, had always borne good reputations, and that
the victim was a newborn babe, the Court would
give them what it considered a just sentence. He
then sentenced the men to eighteen years In State
prison at hard labor. While sentence was being
pronounced Dr. Thompson closed his eyes in a
dazed manner, and clutched the railing, but other
wise both men received their sentence firmly.
There was a pitiful scene In the court immediate
ly afterward. The mother, father, brothers and
sisters of Fowler, and tbe father and other rela
tives of Dr. Thompson were present, and the
women especially became hysterical, and left the
courtroom weeping. They had expected that the
prisoners would be acquitted.
The crime for which the prisoners were held was
committed In May last, at Long Branch. Fowler Is
a married man. A local physician of Long Branch
attended Miss White. Dr. Thompson would have
been the attending physician, but he arrived too
late. According to Fowler's alleged confession
the doctor, after his arrival, put a funnel in the
infant* mouth and poured something down Its
threat, which killed It. The two men then wrapped
It up. tied a stone to the body and dropped it In
the South Shrewsbury River. The Long Branch
physician became suspicious when he found that
the baby had disappeared, and an Investigation re
sulted, which revealed the body in the river. Dr.
Thompson wan arrested on Fowler's alleged con
fession. By good behavior both men can reduce
their sentences to fifteen years.
SENAToI: ii?YE REXOM MATED.
UNANIMOUS ACTION BT THE REPUBLICANS OF
Augusts. Me.. Jan. 2— The seventieth Maine
Legislature met to-day for organization with only
eight members of both bodies absent. The session
was a brief one. and adjournment until to-morrow
was taken before noon. The oath of office was ad
ministered to the members of the two bodies by
Governor Powers, and then officers nominated last
evening mere elected. Tie inauguration of Gov
ernor-elect John F. Hill will take place at noon to
United States Senator, William P. Frye was
unanimously renominated so* the joint Republican
executive caucus held In the hall of the House of
Representatives this evening. His name was elo
quently presented by Senator Fernald. of Andro
ttcoggin. amid great enthusiasm. The warm eulo
gies of Mr. Frye were all colored with kindly ex
pressions of sympathy for him in his great be
reavement. The nomination was made by a rising
SOUTHERX CONGRESSMEN IX PERIL.
WRECKED OPT THE LOUISIANA COAST AND
New-Orleans. Jan. 2 Congressmen H.
B. Clayton, of Alabama, and R. T. Broussard. of
Louisiana, had a thrilling experience on Monday,
being shipwrecked off the Louisiana coast while on
a hunting trip. Broussard. Clayton and a number
of local men were Invited to Jefferson Island, the
former home of "Joe" Jefferson, as guests of Gen
eral F. F. Myles. the wealthy salt exploiter. The
plan was for a hunting trip near the Island, but
the sourrounding swamps became flooded from con
tinued rains and the game fled. Then a smaller
party was made up to go by schooner to Bayou
Tigre, on Vermllllon Bay.
Broussard and Clayton were the leaders of the
party. Outside the mouth of the bayou tbe little
vessel, the True Republican, was struck by a
terrific Bale and washed up into the marsh. cook-
Ing utensi's. guns and provisions being washed
OTcrboard. The hunters were left up to their waists
In water and had to wade for hours over the
trembling prairie, through storm and cold to the
rarest house. The wreck occured at Chypremort
Hammock, and several oyster luggers were
swamped at the same time.
WOMAN KILLED BY TROLLEY CAR.
NOT IDENTIFIED- THE MOTORMAN IS AR
An unknown woman was instantly killed last
evening, at ( o'clock, by trolley car No. 613 of the
Fif th-aye. line of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit road,
at Twenty-eighth-st. She wore a black skirt, white
wrapper, black stockings and laced shoes, and had
a market banket on her arm. She was between
thirty-live and forty years o'.d. of dark complexl-n
and had black hair. She had crossed the downtown
track, when she was struck iy the car going in
the .opposite direction. H.r skull wjs fra'-turvd
aad her body fcedly liru!a<>d. Th- body was re
moved to the Fnurth-av*-. po'lee etc Uon.
. Thomas Campbell, thirty years old, the motor
man was !o;k<rd up on a charge of homicide.
GIFT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL.
tm. KXAPP DEEDS rROPHHTT TO ophthalmic
AST* AIRAL IXSTITUTE.
Dr. Herman ICnapp ha* deeded as a gift to the
K«w-Tcrk Ophthalmic and Aura! Institute the
property on th« south side of Twelfty-st.. 133.2
fe#t wc»t of Broadway. 25 by 103.3. irregular, and
a'so No. « East Twelftb-st., 23 by I<3.S.
Th* future plans of the Institute could not be
learned last night. Dr. Knapp could not be seen,
and William V. Howe, the secretary, professed to
know nothing of the rift. Dr. Knapp is the well
Itrovrn specialist on dlrea.<ies of the «>ye and I* the
executive «ur eon of the New-York Ophthalmic
aud Aural Institute The property jrlven by him
to vie tsstUute Is that at present occupied by the
hospital, clink* and dlancnsary of the Institute
whic-i uses for the*, pu.-po*»s the two four story
and basement brownstone front bosses which are
on the property.
15. pitman A €o.
Considerable reductions have been made in the
Broadtail and Alaska Sealskin Coats,
Far Lined Garments, ,
Russian and Hudson Bay Sable and
Silver Fox Skins.
KILLED AT BRIDGE TERMIM'S
AN UNKNOWN MAN GROUND UNDER
An unknown man was killed at 6:30 o'clock last
evening at the Brooklyn terminus of the Bridge.
He was one of the last of the passengers to leave
the last car of the train in which, he had crossed
the Bridge. Staggering across the platform from
the left side, he fell off the right elde of the plat
form, directly in front of a train which was draw
ing into the station. Thre- cars of 'he train pissed
over his body and mangled it horrlb'.y. Traffic was
delayed half an hour before the body could be re
moved from under the wheels of the car. The man
was dead before the arrival of an ambulance from
the Brooklyn Hospital. . . m
The dea.d man was about forty-five years old, five
feet and seven inches in height, of light com
plexion, gray hair and mustache, and vo'e a
blue overcoat, lirht pray «hirt and laced shoes.
Wl'Ham R. Clayton, the motorman. was arrested
and locked up in the Fuiion-st. police station.
a shoo'um; \iysrr:in r.xri. w.v /¦:/>.
LENA PFINFIG ACCIDENTALLY WOUNDED
HERSELF WHILE PLAYING WITH
The shooting of the woman who called herself
Mary Braun when admitted to the Presbyterian
Hospital on Tuesday night has been explained.
Valentine Wetxier. of No. 401 East Eighty-first-st.,
who was arrested on suspicion of having Inflicted
the wound, was in the Harlem police court yester
day, and was held in $2.j00 for examination to-mor
row. He said that the woman's real name was
Mrs. Lena Pflnfig. and that he spent Monday night
celebrating New Year's with her husband. Her
mann, who is engaged in an Eighth-aye. restau
rant. They went to Pflnflg's house, from which
Pflnflg went to work Wetzler had a revolver
In bis pocket which Mrs. Pflnflg removed. While
the two were fooling with the pistol it was acci
dentally discharged and the bullet entered Mrs.
Pfinflg's body just below the heart. She refused to
allow Wetsler to call an ambulance. Faying that
she wished to avoid publicity, and he went with
her to the hospital.
In the hospital Mrs. Pfinflß was finally Induced to
tell her story of the shooting, which corroborates
that of Wetsler in every particular. Captain
Haughey. of the One-hundred-and-fourth-st. police
station, has detained Pflnflg as a witness.
Bi.nr\nrn r.) \ TRni.i.ry <w/
MOTORMAN BATB MAN DELIBERATELY
DROPPED ON THE TRACK.
John Herlitz. forty years old. a cabinet maker,
of No. 425 Bushwick-ave., Brooklyn, was be
headed at 11 o'clock last night by car No. 1.131).
of the Bushwlck-ave. line, at Bushwick-ave.
and Boreum-st.. Brooklyn.
Charles Bates, the motorman. says that the
man deliberately dropped In front of the car.
POSTOFFICE RECORDS BROKEN.
BUSINESS TRANSACTED IN THIB CITY LAST TEAS
GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE.
The annual report of Postmaster Van Cott. which
he made public yesterday, shows that more busi
ness was done during the year Just closed than In
any other year in the history of the New- York
Poetofflce. Tbe gross receipts for the year 1900
were $9,89.468 85; the receipts for 1899 were $9,126.
05178. showing an increase last year of $743,506 57,
or 8.15 per cent. These receipts are the largest on
record. The gross receipts for December. 1900, were
$985.157 18; for December. 1899, $911,850 22. showing an
•.ncrcase of $73,306 96. or 8.03 per cent. The gross re
ceipts for the quarter ending December 31. 1900.
were $2,793,851 68: for the same period In lf-99. $1,554.
49304. showing an Increase of $239,08554, or 9.37 per
[>R. PF. ARSONS ASD BMMVANT GIRLS.
Chicago. Jar. 2 (Special).— A solution of the ser
vant girl problem is among the early thoughts
which Dr. D. X Pearsons, the philanthropist, has
launched upon the twentieth century. He has de
termined that the existing shortage In the com
modity so essential to tbe kitchen must be met
and overcome. Dr. Pearsons's hope for the kitchens
of the western world— and in the western world
only is he interested— lies in the mountains of Ken
The white women of these mountains, declares
Dr. Pearsons, must o>* necessity become the source
of supply for the servant girl market. Firmly con
vinced that the young women of the Kentucky
wilds have a future, he is considering the advisa
bility of establishing a new department for Berea
College, the function of which shall be to teach
girls to cook, make beds in which civilised people
are wont to sleep, and. in short, to do all that has
to be done In the keeping of a household.
Dr. Pearsons, who has avowed his Intention of
giving away his entire fortune during his lifetime,
has given Berea College $100,000, and has distributed
nearly $3,000,000 thus far among various Western
MRS. GEORGE HOI ! '/ l v WAMMIED.
Mrs. George Hoffman snd Charles Gouverneur
Weir, of Garrisons, N. V.. were married yesterday
at St. Thomas's Church. Mr. Weir is a member of
the University Club and Is a son of Mr: . Robert W.
Weir. Mrs. Hoffman is a daughter of the late John
W. Ellis and a sister of Ralph KHif. of the Meadow
SriClhE RXTHER THAN RE-ENLIST.
A. J. Brady, a sailor or. the receiving ship Ver
mont, who was staying temporarily at No. 153
Sands-st.. the Naval Branch of the Young Men's
Christian Association, committed suicide there yes
terday afternoon Brady had been In the Navy for
some time, but did not want to re-enlist. He tried
to get a place on shore b.it failing, and having no
prospect except of returning to a life that he was
tired of. he drank carbolic acid.
PRACTISES WITHOUT A LICENSE.
Cornelius Edison, of No. 288 Llncoln-ave.. Brook
lyn, was sentenced in the Court of Special Sessions
yesterday to pay a fine of $259 or to spend three
months in Jail (or practicing medicine without a
license. He pleaded guilty. The complainants were
David Myerle. secretary of the King's County Medi
cal Society, and Hugh L. Clark, of No. 276 I,incoln
ave. Edison had treated a member of Clarke's
CHAPLAIN BASS SERIOUSLY ILL.
The Rev. Job G. Bass, the chaplain of the Kings
County Penitentiary, is seriously 11! at his home.
No. 431 Waverly-ave.. Brooklyn. Mr. Bass nan
been chaplain of tbe penitentiary for thirty-live
He was born in Charleston, S. C. In 1816, and
came North in 1850. He was chaplain of the 90th
New-York Rcgimert In the Civil War. After the
war he returned here, and engaged in mbslonary
work. About five years ago. the Rev. Dr. Theodore
L. Cuyler and other ministers started a movement
which resulted in the presentation of a sum of
money to lit Buss.
LOIE FULLER'S MANAGER ARRESTED.
George Crager. who lives at the Hotel Navarre.
Thirty-e'ghth-st. and Seventh-*. ve., manager for
Lole Fuller, the dancer, was arrested late last
night on a charge of abandoru mi, preferred by his
wife, and was locked up in the East Thirty-fifth-st.
station, lie was bailed later. The warrant for
Crajrer's arrest was secured by his wife from Mug>
I.«trate Olmsted. in the Yorkvllle Court Mrs. Cragi-r
lives at No. 222 East Twelfth-st. Richard Steams,
the proprietor of the Hotel Navarre, furnished $50.)
for the bond, and In an hour Crcger was released.
He will be in the Yorkville Police Court this morn
i Kit in iacis ami !>vu:s.
Sr«? Thf Triljunc Miniiiin. |<.. i.
NEW-YORK DAILY TKIBIHSE. THURSDAY. JANUABI & imn~
MEREDITH BROTHERS MAKE UP.
THEY BECOME RECONCILED ON THE
LAST DAY OF THE CENTURY.
The Rev. Dr. Robert R. Meredith, pastor of the
Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church, and the
Rev. Richard Meredith, brothers, both well known
in Brooklyn. w';o fell out over the pastorate of the
Park-aye. branch of the Tompkins Avenue Church
about six months ago, met last Monday evening
and became reconciled. Richard Meredith was as
sistant to his broker. He resigned from the place,
and said that he had ->een forced to do so. He
then started on a trip around the world, from
which he ins lust returned. On the last day of
the nineteenth century the brother* decided to
clear up their misunderstandings and bury the
Dr. Robert R. Meredith is ill with grip at his
home. \"o. S3 McDanough-st. He has been con
fined to his home for a week, but will be able to
preach next Sunday.
DR. FELTER RECEIVES HIS I' AY.
THIS SETTLES THE CONTROVERSY AS TO THE
VALIDITY OF HIS CERTIFICATE.
Dr. William L. Felter. principal of the Commer
cial High School, has received pay as such from
tho treasurer of the Board of Education, and the
validity of his certificate under the McCarren act
has thus been confirmed. Dr. Felter's pay was
he'd up in November, but the controversy has
finally Deen dropped and Dr. Felter received his
chock as a New Year's present. President Robert
son of the Brooklyn Board said yesterday:
"This is one of the most important victories yet
won by Brooklyn in Its school affairs."
THROUGH TRAINS IN TWO WEEKS.
A PLAN WHEREBY PASSENGERS CROSSING THE
BRIPGE ONLY MAY BE SEPARATED
The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company has ar
ranted a plan by which passengers who wish merely
to cross the Bridge on through trains can be sep
arated from those who wish to go further. The
Manhattan platforms will be divided Into two parts
and special ticket boxes will be put up.
The forward car will be set apart for the use of
those who wish merely to cross the Bridge. A
special stairway v.lll he built In Brooklyn for these
passengers to use in descending to the street. This
stairway will be completed in two weeks, when
the cars will begin running.
Trolley cars will not be run across the Brooklyn
Bridge between midnight and 6 o'clock in the morn
ing for nearly two weeks. This inconvenience is
caused by the laying of a pavement in the space
between tho tracks.
TBi FOWLER STATUE REJECTED.
COMMISSIONER BROWER'S DECISION IN LINE
WITH THAT OF MUNICIPAL ART COMMISSION.
Park Commissioner Brower of Brooklyn decided
yesterday to reject the statue of General Fowler.
which was made by Mr. Baerer. and rejected some
time ago by the Municipal Art Commission on the
ground that it <I'd not have sufficient merit. There
is still considerable feeling cmong Mr. Baerer's
friends, who think he is a victim of jealousy.
ADMITS WRITING BLACKMAILING LETTERS
TOITH WHO TRIED TO GET $15,000 OUT OF A PRO
VISION DEALER HELP.
John Hanna. nineteen years old. of No. TCI Broad
way. Brooklyn, who was arrested on Saturday
night or. the charge of sending a letter to Louis
Stutz, a provision dealer of Broadway and Ellery
st., Brooklyn, demanding $15,000 under threat of
revealing secrets reflecting on Stutz's daughter,
Augusta, was arraigned in the Manhattan-avc.
court yesterday. He was held !n $300 bail for trial.
Hanna said that the idea of writing the letters
had not been suggested to him by any one. but
that it had occurred to him after reading several
passages in the Bible. He denied that he was
working for a gang of blackmailers. He said:
I heard a story that was circulated by Mr. Stutz's
daughter, and then I decided that I would marry
her for $20,000. I wrote a letter to this effect
Then I wrote another letter saying that I would
marry her for $15,000, and I got a reply. Mr.
Stuts made an appointment, and I kept It. I was
Hanna 1b a cigarette fiend.
AN ACTIVE NIGHT FOR BURGLARS.
Two more burglaries committed on Sunday night
in Flatbush have become known. This makes four
in all, and it is reported that there are still others.
It Is thought that all the burglaries were com
mitted by one man. The two additional houses en
tered are those of J. M. Godinez, at No. 415 East
Twelfth-st.. and of Elijah Packer, at No. 406 East
Mr. Godinez had most of his property stored In
boxes in the cellar. These boxes were broken
open snd the contents tossed about. From the
first floor an overcoat, a pair of gloves, a pair of
spectacles and two long, thin knives were taken.
Iron: Mr. Packer's house were taken two over
coats, a pair of spectacles, an umbrella and other
things. The people in Flatbu3h say that they are
TO HAVE A PLACE AT ST. LUKE'S.
The Key. Floyd Appleton. who has been curate
of Grace Protestant Episcopal Church, in Plain
field. N. J., for the last four years, as assistant to
Dean E. M. Rodman, has accepted a call to become
one of the clergy attached to St. I-uke's Protestant
Episcopal Church, in Brooklyn. Mr. Appleton will
take the place of the Rev. F. J. Swezy, who goes
to Holy Trinity Church, in Harlem.
EPIDEMIC OF GRIP IN THE NAVY YARD.
A miid form of grip is going the rounds of the
Brooklyn Nivy Yard. O*er one hundred men are
now victims of the epidemic, and Dr. J. C. Burns,
of tbe Navy Yard, said yesterday that he thought
the disease would go through the barracks before
it was. controlled, owing to the poor sanitary condi
tions of the building. There are about thirty cases
on the battleship Alabama, about twenty on the
receiving ship Vermont and twenty-five In the
BREACH OF PROMISE SVIT TO BE TRIED.
A motion was granted by Justice Maddox In the
Supreme Court, Brooklyn, yesterday, to open a
judgment taken by the defendant. Henry E. Kordes,
by default, in the action brought against him by
Miss Blanche Van Horn, of No. 1.074 Putnam-ave..
to recover $10,000 damages f<>r alleged breach of
promise. Frederick E. Crane sale that the attorney
for Miss Van Horn, when the case was called, did
not know that the trial was to be held then, and
was not present. When the cane was dismissed
Miss Van Horn retained Dalley. Bell & Crane in or
der to have thi case tried.
Justice Maddox granted the motion to open the
judgment on payment of $10 costs, and on condition
that the case would be tried in F.-hruary. Miss
Van Horn alleges In her complaint that between
August 1 and September 31. 1898. Kordes. whose
futhT is a prosperous business man in the Eastern
District prrmis.d to marry her. and afterward re
fused to keep bis promise.
SITES rnOSEN FOR SCHOOLFIOUSES.
At a monthly meeting of the School Board of
Brooklyn yesterday, the following altee for new
schools were proposed and approved: Hemlock and
Richmond sts.. Evergreen-aye. and Eldert-st.. Pa.
clflc and Court sts. and Havemeyer and North
Ninth sts. The Eastern District High School will
be erected upon the latter site.
HIS I'KOPERTY RETURN Eh T<> HIM
By the order of Justice Maddox. the Christian
Literary Union, a Catholic organization, cony y d
a piece of real estate valued at $.'O,OOO at No. 3 4
Marcy-ave., Brooklyn, to Peter J. Slane for a con
sideration of $1 The action grew out of allega
tions of misrepresentation which Slane made
against tbe union. Slane owns the real estate.
Some time ago be conveyed it to the union for $1
and other valuable considerations. Subsequently
Slane brought suit. The union was anxious to
avoid a suit, and so asked permission to return
Mr. Slane's property to him. This return took
place under Justice Msddox's order. Mr. S!ane
gave the union a general release from all causes
f n t...n ..::¦! ¦!:- r.Mir.v ¦! his suit
loving <n> f<>r senator fuller
a i v.v. Jar. 2-A lanlsome silver loving cup
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A FATAL FALL DOWNSTAIRS.
Pairi. Donnelly, forty-eight years i.l,]. fell down
stairs yesterday at his home. No »i "Wythe-ave..
Brooklyn, anrl fractured his skull. It. died before
the arrival of an ambulance surgeon froni thr>
Eastern District Hospital.
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EDGE FOR SECRETARY.
Trenton Jan 2 (Special).— The Republican mem
bers of the Senatt spent two hours in caucus at
the Republican Club to-night agreeing upon the
organization ot the Upper House for the session
which opens next Tuesday. Senator Pitney called
rhs caucus to order and Senator Reed presided.
Wood M"Kee was secretary. Senator Mahlon Pit
ney, of Morris County. was selected a3 the next
president without opposition.
The contest for the secretaryship between Walter
E. Edge, of Atlantic County, and George A. Frey.
of Camden County, resulted in the choice of Mr.
Edge by a vote of 9 to 7. Senator Reed, of Somer
set County, was chjsen as leader of the majority
on the floor
The other officers agreed upon were as follows:
For assistant secretary. J. Frank Lindsley. of
Morris County journal clerk. Palmer H. Charlock,
of Union County, assistant journal clerk, William
H. Fischer, o' Ocean County; calendar clerk. Rob
ert E. Bustard of Pasasic County; sergeant-at
arms. John T. Garwond. of Salem County; assistant
sergeant-at-arms Arthur Bedell, of Caroden Coun
ty; supervlFor of bill«. Jesse R. Salmon, of Essex
County, and assistant supervisor of bills. James
Shoemaker, ot Cape May County.
Senators Francis Stokes and Hutchinson were
appointed a committee to apportion the minor of
fices. These will be agreed upon at a conference
next Monday night. Prospective legislation was
only casualty discussed at to-night's caucus. The
caucus adopted a resolution unanimously indorsing
General William J. Sewell. of Camden, for re-elec
tion to the United States Senate. A similar reso
lution was previously passed by the Republican
majority of the House of Assembly.
LUCKY NUMBER THIS TIMF.
THIRTEEN SHARKS OF STOCK. WORTH $1,300,
SELL FOR $50,000.
The United Electric Company, which recently ab
sorbed the People's Electric Light and Power Com
pany of Newark, found several small stockholders
of the latter company who refused to give up their
stock on the terms accepted by the other stock
holders, and demanded hlsrh flsures. The United
Ele-ftrle Company has been unable to issue real
estate bonds In consequence.
AH the stock has now be-?n acquired, the last
purchase belnsr thirteen Fhares of stock, worth
JI.JWO, for $30,000. The stock was held by William
FnirehiW. a real estate dealer. The $18,000,000 of
the company's bonds, which are collateral trust
bonds, will be called In and replaced by real estate
bonds. The People's company will go out of exist
ence, and the United Electric Company will own
the electric lighting plants in Essex. Union. Hud
son. Bergen and Morris counties.
PLEADS GUILTY TO FORGERY.
BUT WESTERVELT SAYS HE IS NOT GUILTY
Charles R. Westervelt. the defaulting secretary of
the Dime Savings Bank of Newark, pleaded guilty
In the courts at Newark yesterday to indictments
for forgery, but denied his guilt of embezzlement.
Westervelt forged a withdrawal check of $1,200 in
the name- of Pauline Rube, and another similar
check for $2,015 in the name of Frederick Carson,
depositors in th« bank.
The indictments for embezzlement charge that
Westervelt took $4'>.392 of the bank's money in July.
1900; $3,500 on June 23, 1899; $I.<MO on November 9.
1E99. and $1,000 on November 10. 1899. making the
whole amount $50,802 Judge Skinner did not name
a day for the trial.
CONGRESSMEN WERE BIS CUSTOMERS.
MAM WHO WAS FORMERLY A BARBER IN WASH
INGTON HANGS HIMSELF.
Caldwell. Jan. 2 (Special).— Charles Hasler. sixty
four years old. who was a barber in Washington. '
D. •'.. late In the sixties, and who had many of the
Senator* and Congressmen for customers, com
mitted suicide In his shop, in Bloomfield-ave.. in |
thin to«vn. *nm* .ime during the night. His body .
was found by his non hanging by a rope to the '
rafters of the shop. Hasler had stood on a chnlr
nnd after tying the rope around his neck kicked
the chair from under him His son immediately
notified Dr. E. E. Peck, who found that Hasler had '
been dead several hotrs.
KILLED ON GRADE CROSSING.
Belleville. Jan. 2 (Special).— Another fatal acci
dent at an unprotected grade crossing occurred In '
this to~v i last night. George H. Sandford. a prom- ;
Inent citizen, was struck by a train at the Cleve- j
land-st. crossing of the Erie Railroad, and died a '
few hours later In St. Barnabas Hospital. Mr. '
S.Mi.lford's skull was fractured and his left ear torn
from his head.
MAY LOSE THE SIGHT OF AN EYE.
Plalnfleld. Jan. 2 (Special).— Mrs. Clement B.
Emory o' New-Vernon. Morris County, was acci
dentally ?hot in the henrt. near »he left eye. yester
day afternoon, by 'Vvilllam Connett. a colored boy.
eleven years old. with a Flobert rifle. It ts feared
that she may lose the use of her eye. She and
her husband were driving on West Thlrd-st., near
Llberty-st.. where the boy was playing. He told
a companion that he waa going to see if he could
hit the wheels of the wagon. His shot, however,
went too high. The young shooter was arrested,
and was arraigned before City Judge Runyon this
nmrning. The case was adjourned to await the
result of Mrs. Emory's injuries.
WAS POSTMISTRESS AT WEST POINT.
Hackensack. Jan. 2 .Special).— Miss Blanche Be
rard. who for nearly half a century was postmis
tress at West Point and is known by nearly all the
official! of the Regular Army, was stricken with
paralysis last night at hrr home, on Hackensack
Heights, and Is in a critical condition. She is
seventy-four years old.
SLOT MACHINES WERE REMOVED.
Phillipshurg, Jan. 2 (Special).— After opening court
at Belvlder* to-day Judge Oummorc charged the
Grand Jury concerning the numerous slot machines
in Phillipsburg. and instructed that body to ln>l!^t
all persons harboring them. Half an hour after
his charge all the slot machines in the hotels and
saloons here were removed.
CHARGED WITH SETTING FIRE TO A BARN.
Plainflcld. Jan. 2 (Special). -John Kenney. of
East Fourth-st., was arrested to-day on a charge
of setting flre to th? brick barn in South-aye..
occupied by W. D. Manning. The fire occurred
yesterday afternoon, the loas belns estimated at
nearly $100. This Is the second time the building
has been on flre inside of six month*. It la
thought that Kenney. who has been a driver for
Manning for mor» than v year. Is responsible for
both of these flres, a preceding one in the same
building, and a flre at his father's home. He Is
twenty-iive years of a<<;. and a single man. It in
Thought -that his mind may be somewhat unsettled.
ROUNDING UP SUSPICIOUS PERSONS.
Paterson, Jan. 2 (Special).— Street robberies and
pocket picking have been so numerous In this city
during the last few days that the police came to
the conclusion that the town had been invaded by
tramps and thieves. Orders were issued by Chief
Gram to the force to arrest all suspicious persons
who could not sive an account of themselves The
result was that nineteen men of this description
were lined up in police court this morning, and all
were committed to Jail for the safety and peace of
the town. It was the biggest' catch of the kind
that the police had made in a long time.
GOVERNOR OPPOSED TO A STATE BOARD.
Trenton. Jan. 2 (Special).— Governor Voorhees. in
his annual message next week, will recommend the
abolition of the State Board of Arbitration. Since
the Board was created it has had little work to
perform, and a few years ago the Board itself
recommended in its annual report that it be abol
HUDSON COUNTY NEWS NOTES.
Justice of the Peace Julius Jareckl. who died sud
denly at his home. No. 140 Erle-st.. Jersey City, on
New Tear's Day. soon after performing a marriage
ceremony, will be burled to-morrow at Cypress
Hills Cemetery- About a week age while talking
with a friend Mr. Jareckl predicted his death and
said he did not think he would live long after the
dawn of the twentieth century.
Louise Iszoposl, five years old. of No. 388 Wayne
st.. Jersey City, was frightfully burned on the head
and body yesterday at her home. She was playing
with matches and accidentally set her dress on Are
Assistant Prosecutor George T. Vickers yester
day took the oath of office at the Hudson County
Courthouse before County C !erk Stack. Mr Vick
ers succeeds Marshall Van Winkle, who resigned
Detectives McCormack and Reilay. of Prosecutor
Brwin's office, made a raid yesterday on gambling
machines in west Hoboken, and obtained eight slot
devices. The machines are worth $100 each. They
were taken from the following places: J. Qessner
No. 401 Sprlng-st.; E. Nsplvoda. No. 432 Sprtng-st '
O. Kunxli. No. 434 Spring-st.: M. Btrobert. No. 435
Sprlng-st.; A. Walhelb. No. 4M Spring-st., Charles
Hsberman. No 478 Spring-st.; T. Bonhard. No 504
Sprlng-st. . and Theodore Bernhart. No. 584 Spring
st. The machines will be destroyed.
"I THIXKf" UKITKR UK MIIK.
Sv«- Tlie Triltuuc Almanac, 11»O1.
UOXF.Y RAISFD FOR A GOOD CAUSE.
A NEW CHURCH TO BE BUILT AMD TWO OTHERS
FREED FROM DEBT.
Perth Amboy. Jan. 2 (Special).— The First rr~=
byterian Church, of this city, of vhlch the R»v
Dr. H. G. Mendenhall is pastor, bad lons contem
plated erecting a new church building- Less than
three months ago it was announced that If $10,000
could be raised by January 1 the church could be
built. It is proposed to spend about $25,000 on the
building. The pastor has announced that the last
of tbe 510.000 was pledged with the close of toe
Simpson Methodist Episcopal Church has been
struggling under a debt ot J7.500 for nearly forty
years. By personal solicitation the pastor, the
Rev. S. T. Jackson, secured the amount, and the
church Is now free from Ocbt.
The pastor of the First Baptist Church, the Rev.
Percy R. Ferris, has been in charge of the church
less than two months, and he has already secured
subscriptions for $1,500. covering the fun amount
of the church's indebtedness.
HOSPITAL TROUBLES IN ESSEX COU\TY.
SUPERINTENDENT HINCKLET. AFTER FOURTEEN
YEARS IN OFFICE. WILL RESIGN.
Dr. L. S. Hinckley. Superintendent of the Essex
County Insane Hospital for fourteen years, will re
sign at the meeting of tbe Essex Board of Free
holders next Thursday. Allegations have been
made to County Supervisor Johnson, who has the
power of removal, that Dr. Hinckley has failed to
main ca in proper discipline in his staff. The imme
diate cause for his resignation is said to be the
dismissal laat week of Miss Dormada. a nurse,
who had charge of the doctois' ward.
Their had been complaints against the nurse of
discourtesy, and the Hospital Committee made an
investigation. The nurse declined to make any
statement, and referred the Freeholders to the Su
perintendent for information. When her resigna
tion was tendered it was refused. On Saturday the
committee met and considered the case in relation
to the Superintendent.
Dr. D M. Dill, chairman of the committee, de
clined to pay yesterday whether or not the com
mittee had requested the Superintendent to resign.
Dr. Hinckley was formerly an interne at the hos
pital on Klackweli's Island, and conceived there the
idea of training hospital employes as professional
.YE IF SILK COMPANY INCORPORATED.
Paterson, Jan. 3 (Special).— The Clowes-Southern
Company, a new silk concern, was incorporated this
mornlnjr. It is capitalised at 150.000. The cor
porators are William Clowes. Paterson. 110 shares;
John Southern, New-York. 110 shares, and Adolf
M. Ackerman. Brooklyn. 110 shares.
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WHAT a strong and enthusiastic story the White Garments and fabrics tell !
Did you visit the store yesterday? How whit*, clean and refreshing were
the goods shown in such profusion. Ye: first glance told little of the magnificent
accomplishment that this dazzle of white represents. More whiteness can be seen
anywhere and is seen widely since we set the fashion years ago. But white is only
an incident here — the surface of the sale — just as clear and honest is every detail
through and through; but who can tell the masterful battles fought before the gar
ments could be made so good for the prices. Maybe it took us a month to find a
manufacturer who would make a gown or petticoat a quarter of a yard wider. But
we got every one the width we thought it should be. Maybe a dozen manufacturers
had to be canvassed before we could get pearl buttons instead of agate on the very
low priced corset covers. But we got them.
It has been a battle of details — a demand for betterment of trifles as well as
radical improvement in many more important matters. Perhaps, the most interest
ing 'improvement is in variety. More kinds of gowns or petticoats at each pric?,
making such an array as is unthought-of and. of course, unattempted by any other
This is because we do not plan a bargain sale— don't buy a dollar's worth
merely because it's cheap. But we plan a splendid gathering — broad, complete
variety of the neatest, most refined, most comfortable under-garments that care and
skill can make. Then, after goodness and beauty are assured, we pare down the
That is why this sale has no counterpart, and no real imitator. It stands alone
in attracting women who care nothing for a bargain that compels them to sacrifice
their taste for refined and carefully-made garments.
Briefly these are chiefest varieties at most popular prices:
2 styles st 38e each— r.-; Mcl In 3 ej >:: Z cs~
1 style st 50e 8 styles a: $1
1 style at 65c : stT>t tt $1.25
4 styles st 75c 2 st y :« at SI. 50
3 styles st 85c 4 styles at $175
1 style at 18c each— not more man 3 of nwM
chemises to one buyer.
1 style st 25c 4 styles st 50c
1 style at 35c 3 styles at 75c
3 styles at $1
1 style at 25c 4 styles st 50c
1 style at 35c 1 style at 75c
3 styles at 85c
1 style at 10c each. Not mom than 3of these to
1 style at 15c 6 styles at 50c
3 styles at 25c 5 styles at 75c
3 styles st 35c 4 styles at $1
2 styles at 8c each. Not more than 3of these cor
set covers to one buyer.
1 style st 18c 8 styles st 50c
6 styles at 25c 1 style at 75c
5 styles at 35c 1 style at 85c
3 styles at $1
L Women's Costumes 1
\, Arv Important Announcement m: }
The most important news is of the aristocratic group of the foreign mode's that
get new prices today. The elegant gowns are priced ori^maUy at just about their
cost to us. They are brought for prestige rather than profit Now, with many im
portant functions still ahead, we mark |
All Tarts Costumes at Half Trice
The group includes evening, reception and street gowns, from the foremost Paris enters. Anso~~ £e-n
these: • -j °
From IValles— -an exquisite white eveainf (own, with floral decorations. Was $433; now $200.
From Rouff—^ decoUete gown, composed of whit* and gold lace work, with cowt train of bine sctaet.
Was $450; now $225. -
From Paquiu— Reception gown with skirt of violet velvet; bodice of rtunsifili violet taseia- catir
dress with trimming of cretonne. Was $45!); now $225. *"" *
« SSK riJ " f *iTe A tailor-made gown of pastel bine broadcloth, with trimming of whit* and gold braid.
Was $250; now $125. *
Then another offering of American Tailor-mad* Dresses.
In three interesting groups, priced this way:
At $15— S\iits worth up to $30
At $22— vi its worth \ip to $45
At $60— S\iits x worth \ip to $105
. Qrtr a ? ***««&*& or roars so. is the firs: shown- of Summer 'Dresses, which wi na!es today- of
point d'Espnt and organdie, in various shades, «xqcblt:!y trimmed with laces and ribbons. Prices $22 ? 0
to $45. S«cond floor. Broadway.
j^ fFUR COATSI w
¦^^ % Capes and Collarettes }
Here's assortment broad enottjh to cover .i.-p. ',•».- •:.:•«.,-: i - - fancy. *IIt»h class entrc^h to <uve per
fect satisfaction to the most cautious purchaser. Low-priced enough to make the savins <m-ih- imaal far
riers' prices at once apparent, and well worm while. ; ¦¦.".,;- ~
¦ The following U a partial list of handsome for pieces whose fair p:ic;j hare grown ever so much fairer
since only yesterday:
51 an£l3O tern hCrt #I^ rte •"' " r * S! ** $1 *-.:.<V_FJ«t.-ie f-al •"•** •** collar and "¦•
s :s!LV.^rn, bnr eo«««uW with h« S h .torn J^S&^VT? V\« *
collar: wera sf>o. * 4u> — Astrakhan coats: rich. fcriOt lustre; w«re $ss»
$30 — Electric seat F.ten» and «hcrt jactoU: were * $80— Stylish Eton Jackets, ro-itte front IVrsUrt
flO to £10. ¦ pawe; were $73.
*»-*£* Collßrett "- plain tns fane >'; MM Ml * 7l eal teal cap * s - wastt leBslh: Msl * li ' Ml
Second floor, Broadway. .
Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co. . Broadway. Fourth Avcaue, Ninth and Tenth Street*
NEW-JERSEY POLITICAL XOTES.
The a—2.Qtin;cmer.t by Congressman Louilens:iger.
of the Ist New-Jersey D strict, that. -there a ab
solutely no foundation for the report" thai he is »o
bo the Commissioner o£ Pensions, and that he. is
"not an applicant for th? place and would not ac
cept It as a meal precious girt. ' ouicht. to be both
satisfactory and. conclusive to the newspapers an.i
Individuals that more thra a wee* agoha ! Mr
Loudenslager upon the threshold of the orflce aad his
resignation as a member of Consre^ ready type
written and needing noth'nsr fat:!. fc!s signature to
complete the whole transaction.
As is usual at this season of th» year, anxious
New-Jersey Democrats are fearful that the Repub
licans will not do enough for the colored sMMM
of the party. These same colored men learned Tang
ago that they might as well try to extract r«a-.
beef from trap rock: as to expect recognition from . *
the Democratic p.. :ry
One of the compliments of the season received >-v
Robert Davis, the Hudson County PsaiociaUc
leader, on New Tear's Day was ¦ monkey M
Davis had the animal carefully ear- -.> DwHi
Association clubhouse, wits tbe intention, as ww d <
said, of presenting it as an expression of ajfap
thetic resemblance to the opponents .ot ex-Con
gressman Clark for United States Seaator after
the adjournment of the Inmoeiatte joint cmbsb at
the members of the la !¦«¦ Legislature
The first political organize - New Jersey kj
open the campaign of lstt waa the Social Demo
cratie party, which op January 1 renosatnatel the
Rev. Charles 11. Vail for Oorarao*. Mr. Ye* ealy
a few days ago resigned as paster of the First Ual
?ersalist Church, of Jersey City.
Ak Ti- T-::v;. - - '..- I ) ¦ :r- ; :•>,:. i !
owed, the outcome of the caucus of th* Wepsihlkesi
State Senators was the selection of Walter B.
Edge, of Atlantic County, to be Secretary of th*
Senate. It was in this place that tho Interest of
the caucus centred, and there has not been for
weeks anything tangible upon which to baas the
repeated rumors that Essex County would, by
dexterous management and because of tsapeadmg
complications in South Jersey, be able to shtsla
the place of Secretary of the Senate. The selection
of the other Senate officers practically has been
settled for some time, and only the ¦nillaa of tho
caucus last night was needed to ratify a feeeguue
NEW-YORK MAX SHOT IX XEWARK.
In a quarrel to Murray's cafe, at No. IK Market.
st.. Newark, at midnight on Tuesday, Patrolman
Joseph Vance, of the- Police Department, who waa
off duty, dropped his revolver from bis pocket.
Th? weapon was discharged, the ball enterbur the
leg of Charles Nopea. sixty-four years old. living
in Twenty-third-st.. New-York. Vance was ar
rested by a brother officer, and was suspended
from the Department pending investigation by the
Police Board. Ho was paroled ye3;erdar by Jiktee
Lambert. Nopes la In tha German Hospital at
1 style at 35c 9 styles at $1
3 styles at 50c 6 styles at $1.25
1 style at 73c 3 styles at 51.50
2 styles at 85c 4 styles at $1.75
Medhra >ra-st, low brst carsets -: jean, .= white.
drab and black, at 45c; "J. X" coma of
sateen, at 65c; Globe corsets of cacti!, while and
drab, bee trimmed, low host, at 75c; "FIX"
corsets, imported, at $1, regularly $1.75; other
"P.D." corsets at $1.25, though formerly
$2.75; still another lot of "P.D." corsets st
$1.50. instead of $3.50 and $4; Lillian assets,
imported, at $1.75 to $5, that wo* $2.50 to
$8.50. The new Nemo Cadet eotsets, straight
front — the latest model— in whalebone, are $1.50.
Children's Garments —
Drawers at 10c for sizes 2 to 4 years; I*- -•-
sizes 6to 10 yean; 18c for 12-year noes. Also
at 25c for sixes 2 to 12 years.
Gowns at 38c for sbes 2 to 14 yean; also at 50c
Petticoats at 35- for shes 2 to S years; 45c for
sizes 10 to 16 years. Also at 50c. sties op to 8
yean, and 65c for sizes 10 to 16 yean.
White dresses of nainsook at 38c for sizes 6 months
to 3 years; 45c of nainsook for sizes 6 months to
2 years; 65c of lawn for 1 to 3-year sizes, at $1,
Long waist dresses of lawn at $1 and $2.
Infants' long sips of nainsook, at 25c, 45c, 70c,
$1.15, and of lawn at $1.75.