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CLERGY CANNOT AGREE. .CENSURE AND SUPPORT FOR DR. DON ALD, OF TRINITY, BOSTON. EX-GHVERXOR WOLCOTTS FUNERAL CON £>rCTED BT UNITARIAN STIRS HP EPISCOPAL PRIEgTB-MR. GRANTS IDEA ON NEW CATHEDRAL. Th# action of the Rev. Dr. Donald, rector of Trlnn^ Episcopal Church. Boston, in permitting a T nitartan clergyman to conduct the funeral eer tfttl of ex-Governor Wolcott In that church, has ¦¦Ml widespread comment and a considerable dash of opinion among th*- Protestant Episcopal clergy of this city. The rector is severely criticised by araM of tbe so-called High Church party, and *r */ few is even considered liable to a trial before tn eedmianttca! court. On the other hand, the ma jority of the Broad Church men support the rector In M* act lor. They argue that sectional or denom inational lines should be forgotten on such an oc caslnn. As one member of the Broad Church party put it: "The Church Is too great to exclude a single human being from Its portal, no matter what his particular creed may be. How much more, then, nhould the doors have been opened to a man of the neMHty and tbe character which were possessed by ex-Gorernor Wolcott?" According to the Boston dispatch, the funeral of the ex-Governor was held on Monday. December S4. in Trinity Church, of which the Rev. Dr. E. W. Donald, formerly of the Church of the Ascen fion. here, is rector, and the service was con ducted by the pastor of Kins's Chapel, a Unitarian church. The act was immediately denounced by Father Onborne, who is the rector of the Mission Church of Bt. John the Evangelist, and who repre sents the advanced High Church wing of the Epis copal body. In a sermon which he delivered soon afterward he declared the act one of profanation. ¦Bg pnded by saying that the Church had fallen tats evil days, like the days of Ariu?. SACRILEGE. SAYS DR. CHRISTIAN. Among the High Church clergymen who were seen by a Tribune reporter last night the Rev. Dr. Oeorge ML Christian, rector of the ritualistic Charon oi St. Mary the Virgin, spoke the most frankly. "I cannot believe it Is possible," the rector began, "that a clergyman of the Church would commit such an act. All I know of the matter Is what I have read, and when I first paw mention made ef It to the papers I glanced it by. because I thought such a thing Impossible. I would rather not express tn opinion on the subject until 1 know exactly what part the Unitarian minister played." "But It Is reported In the very words of Father ©•borne," said the reporter, "that a Unitarian con ducted the service." "If be did." was the quick answer, "it was an Set of profanation, a violation of the canonical law, •nd the rector of the church can be summoned bef. t<» tbe diocesan ecclesiastical court and tried for the act. '.The law is violated because, according to it, no one except an ordained minister of the Church stay bold a service over the dead. Yes. even if the Unitarian was permitted to conduct the service ¦Mr the Episcopal fashion, which I do not think probable. it would still be a violation of canons." '.'Do you remember a parallel case in the past?" "Not in New- York. No. The clergy In this city, X am convinced, would not and could not tolerate even the idea of such sacrilege. I have a vague Idea, however, that there have been Instances something like this before in Boston, but nothing •o flagrant." "Do you think the Broad Church men will con demn this act in the same way as do the High r*rtjr of the Church •"Undoubtedly." was the emphatic answer. "I _ cannot imagine a minister ordained in this Church. no . matter how radical he may be in other re ¦l FpectP entertaining: the thought for a moment that V one who is unordained can hold a funeral service 1" an Episcopal church without its being a prof anation. "Even if the service was conducted by the rector himself, and an address was made by an outsider In eulogy of the dead man, I would consider such action a grave breach of propriety." "Would the very fact ;that It was a Unitarian Who -.conducted the service- 'render -the offence more flagrant?" -w erf Jr. "It would, most certainly.: -point In particu lar Is bound to strike a churchman the hardest. It Is bad enough for one who is not ordained to conduct such a service, but for a Unitarian, who do*,-> not believe In the divinity of Christ, the profanation Is made etiJUjncXtvpl^ring." When the Rev. Dr. William TlT Huntlngton, of Grace Church, read the dispatch he said: "This is a Boston affa!&£.'lTSins\)t give my opin ton regarding It." "But ohouli it happen in New-York, what would you snyT" was asked.. "It would never happen in New-York," was the •newer. "No, I had rather say nothing, absolutely nothing." MR. GRANT STANDS BY DR. DONAL.T). As representing the view taken by the Broad Church men. the Rev. Percy Stickney Grant, of the Church of the Ascension, said last night: "I cannot understand why such a discussion should have resulted from this funeral. I am frank i to -ay I do not know the exact canonical law on the subject, but what does that matter? "Ex-Governor Wo'cott was a man of sterling character, a man among men. one who would de mand respect and honor wherever he went. There was not a position in the service of the Nation which he would not have honored. Death cut him short in a most remarkable career. "Whatever may hav«* been his particular creed. It Is my belief that there could have been no more fitting- place for the lost rites over his body than Trinity Church. Here the n;an who was once Chief Executive of the State was honored In the chief sanctuary of the capital city. What could fc* more appropriate' or more beautiful?" ¦ "But did not the rector violate the canonical riles In permitting a I'nitarian to conduct the ser .viee?" the reporter asked. The clergyman paused a moment, and then added t> lth increased emphasis and with a gesture that told of his conviction: ••Why. If I were rector of Trinity, I would have permitted the funeral, rules or no rules. The thought of quibbling about rules In the presence of the dead is abhorrent to me. "And when the great Cathedral of St. John the Divine. In this city. is completed and service is held within its walls. I think that it ought not to be shut to ail the world except Episcopalians. It should be a place wh*-re the great, the sacred and the solemn events of our civil and religious life •nay receive honor and celebration. The Rev. fir. David H. Greer, rector of St. Bar tholomew's Church, said: "I do not wish to enter into what appears to be a personal controversy between Dr. Donald and Father Osborne. Nev«*rth.»lesß. I will say that I am coaMenf that what Dr. Donald has done is proper end merits the support and sympathy of his fel low clergy." DID XOT PASS OX DRESSED STOKE' LAW. • Ju?J!c- Hatch wrote the opinion of the Appellate Division, banded down yesterday, in the case of s the People ex rc-1. Ralph J. Treat agt. Controller * Color. It wks on an appeal from an order denying a motion of the relator for a wri» of mandamus jo compel the Controller to deliver a warrant for tbe payment of £3,201 63, the amount due on the on tract for the construction of sewers in East One-hundred-and-etghty-second-st.. between Wash ington and Third ayes. Payment was refused be cause It was alleged the contractor bad used In th« work stone that did not come within the pro '¦\lrians of the law. providing that all stone used In State and municipal work, except paving blocks and cr—hei stone, shall be worked, dressed and carved within the State. .sue* Hatch says that the Court considers It unnecessary in the disposition of the appeal to determine the constitutionality of th* ESS The order of the lower court is reversed and the mo tion for » mandamus granted. Looks Best— Tastes Best— ls Best. « londondeny P^ IITHIA WATER. < i Pronounced Perfect by Those Who Know. Tfce Sparkling in Quart*, - The «tl!l. In Fiat* awl EUK-I'lBU. limit-Gallon Bottle*. "MF.rnri \ k rn \ir \vy r yrnsr.n. GANG OF BWINDLERB OPERATES SUCCESS FULLY IN BROOKLYN. Posing as a patent medicine concern, a gang has operated so successfully from its headquarters, at No. 21 Montague-st.. Brooklyn, that it is estimated its members have swindled their dupes out of many thousands of dollars. One of the gang was arrested on Thursday afternoon, and yesterday was held for examination in the Adams-st. court. Fra/ik L. Gould, of Brentwood. Long Island. answered an advertisement on December 16 last for a young man willing to do oflice work for $80 a. month. He received a reply from the "Vis Vltene Medicine Company." of No. 22 Montague-st.. Brook lyn, and saw Herman L. Cohen, the general man ager. The latter agreed to employ Gould, but said that as he would have to handle a great deal of money he would have to deposit *600. For this the company would gi\-e him a chattel mortgage. The shelves were filled with bottles, and clerks and typewriters seemed busy, and Gould was duly im pressed. Mr. Gould parted with his *500 on December 26. and Cohen gave him a receipt, and a mortgage orf an Ulster County farm to return the money at a specified time. On reporting for duty on Wednes day morning Gould found that the company and its stock had disappeared. He complained to Deputj Chief Mclaughlin, and Detectives Karrell and Roden round one of the clerks. James C oughlln. of No. 30» Henry-st.. who was out $600 In cash and $120 in wages. He was glad to assist the officers. Through a decoy letter Cohen was arrested in Manhattan Thursday night. Ho was locked up In the Adams-st. station, Brooklyn, where he was recognized as a memner of the notorious Seen* gang. His picture in the Rogues' Gallery. In Man hattan, is No. 1.459. . ... CouKhlin. a Philadelphia bartender, said he gave the company tfflO and sot a mortgage In return. For three months he d!<l not set any salary, and when he asked for It recently he received a check for sj» on the Chatham National Bank of Newo ork. He hurried over and got the money. Magistrate Brenner said yesterday in the Adams 8t court that from what he had heard he would not be surprised If In their recent operations alone the gang had fleeced its dupes out of at least $900,000. BROISTEDT WILL SUSTAINED. JUSTICE MAREAN DECIDES ON DOCUMENT LEFT IN 1874. A decision has been banded down by Justice Marean In the Supreme Court. Brooklyn, sustain ing the will of William Broistedt. a well known horse dealer of old Willlamsburg-. who died on Feb ruary 15. 1874. He was devoted to his grandchildren, and directed In his will that in case of the death of any of his six children the grandchildren should get a share of his estate. It was also provided that if bis widow waa married the estate should revert to tbe children, and in turn to the grandchildren. The widow died in March. 1900. As she never re married, no question was raised as to her rights in the property. In August Mrs. Caroline Quade, a daughter of the testator, began an action against the surviving executor. Peter Bertsch, and the heirs of William Broistedt to set aside the will. Justice Marean, in sustaining the will, said it bore unmistakable marks of being drawn by a skilled person, acquainted with the law. who knew tbat vesting of the gift at the death of the parent was necessary to the validity of the will, and that there was no reason in sight why it should be de feated. GATHERING EVIDENCE IN BIGAMY CASE. DISTRICT ATTORNEY CLARKE TELLS OF HIS EFFORTS TO CONVICT GEORGE W. HOWARD. District Attorney Clarke, of Kings County, in speaking yesterday of the case of George W. How ard, accused of committing bigamy in marrying on September 1$ last Helen Hawkes. said: I already have an agent la Boston gathering evi dence. It looks as though Mrs. Howard in East Cambridge would not assist us any, as she denies that she was married to Howard, hut we do not need her evidence. The particulars given by How ard in tbe certificate of marriage with Miss Hawkes are exactly the same as those given In the cer tificate of his marriage to the Cambridge woman— the names of his parents, place and date of birth and other details. I do not see how any one can get around that evidence. Helen Hawkes Howard said yesterday that she bad frequently quarreled with Mr. Howard since their marriage, and that at times she was afraid he would shoot her. FOR A SOUTH BROOKLYN MARKET. BILL TO BE INTRODUCED IV THE LEGISLATURE NEXT WEEK. A bill for the establishment of a public market In South Brooklyn similar to the Wallabout Mar ket will be Introduced in the Legislature next Wednesday by Assemblyman John D. Holstein, of the VlTth District. The bill provides that the Board of Public Improvements shall acquire suit able property for the purpose within tbe limits of the Eighth Ward. The plan Is to acquire two city blocks along tbe waterfront as near Thirty-ntnth st. as possible. NEW PASTOR FOR FLATBUSH. A call to the First Baptist Church of Flatbush has been accepted by the Rev. Dr. J. R. Edwards, pastor of the Calvary Bapttst Church, of Norwich. He will enter on his duties next Sunday. LECTURE ON GENERAL SAN MARTIN. The first of a series of lectures upon scientific, ethical, social and religious subjects under the auspices of the Brooklyn Philosophical Associa tion will be given at the rooms of the Long Isl and Business College. South Eighth-st. and Bed ford-aye.. Brooklyn, to-morrow. Professor Fred eric M. Noa. author of "The Pearl of the Antilles." will take for his subject "General San Martin, the Forgotten Washington ef Latin-America." and will touch upon the achievements of the last century In and the future of Latin-America, as they will be typified by the forthcoming Pan-American Exposi tion at Buffalo. ASTI-VACCIKATORS TO MEET. The Brooklyn Anti-Compulsory Vaccination League will meet in the directors' room of the Brooklyn Public Library. No. 197 Montague-st., at 8 p. m. to-day, to consider changing Its name to that of the "New-York City Antl-Vacclnation League." LECTURE ON POMPEII. Professor William H. Goodyear will lecture at the Brooklyn Institute Museum. Eastern Parkway, at 4 o'clock this afternoon, on "Pompeii: Panoramic Survey and Public Buildings." The illustrations will be colored. These lectures are free to the 1.,.;.i1< //// RET. DR. CADUAS'S REPLY RECEIVED. Although Dr. u<M>rge W. Brush, chairman of the Pastoral Committee of the Central Congregational Church of Brooklyn, admits that he has received the reply of the Rev. Dr. 8. Parkes Cadman to the call extended to him three weeks ago, Mr. Brush refused last night to acknowledge that Dr. Cadman had decided favorably. It is well understood, how ever, that the letter is of that nature, and that Dr. Cadman has expressed a hope that he may be able to take up his new work on March 1. MORE 1. \ry. MAKERS FOR DOWTE'S Zl<>\. London, Jan. 4.— The Allan Line steamer Tu nisian. Captain Vlpond. which sailed from Liver pool yesterday for Halifax and Portland; Me., has •'¦¦ n-';ird fitl ;¦¦¦•¦-.,... k' i-.- :¦¦,.: n f,,i Ya-va 'j!\ NEW-YORK DATLY TTUBT'XK SATURDAY. JANUARY 5, 1901. SUSPECTS STRAW BOKDSMEX. A MAN ARRESTED IX MMJUTTM UUUTfI THAT A MISTAKE HAS BEEN MADE. In the opinion of District Attorney Clarke, of Brooklyn, there Is In that borough and Manhattan an organised gang of straw bondsmen, who exact high tribute for bonds. In the Adams-st. court, Brooklyn, several months ago, before Magistrate Bristow, a man who described himself as John Conway. of No. 466 Lafayette-aye.. Brooklyn, gave as security for $I,oo<> ball for John Hendrlekson. a house at No. 427 Decatur-st.. Brooklyn. Hendriek son ran away and his bond was declared forfeited. He was. however, re-arrested and is now in Jail. It was learned that nt> person of the name of John Conway owned the Decatur-st. house or lived at the Lafayette-aye. address. Detective Harring ton yesterday saw a man in Fulton-st.. Brooklyn, who. he thought, answered the description of Con way and took him to the Adams-st. court. The man declared that his name was Thomas Conway and not John Conway. The court clerks who made out the bond could not Identify the prisoner as the man who had given the bail, but as the detective insisted he had made oo mistake, Conway was held as a suspicious person. The prisoner says he never went on a bond In his life, that he is a respectable, and responsible person, living at No 201 West Twenty-first -st Manhattan. Mrs. Hendrickson. who says she paid a Mr. Conway to go on her husband's bond, will have an opportunity to see the prisoner. ROBBING SAID TO BE THEIR PRACTICE. WOMAN TESTIFIES THAT SHE SAW YOUNG MEN HOLD UP A WAYFARER. When four of the five young men who were ar rested on the charge of robbing and beating Stephen Hoffman, of No. 141 North Thlrd-st.. Brooklyn, on New Year's morning, were arraigned In the Lee ave. police court yesterday Mrs. Kate Canhouse, of No. 128 North Flfth-st.. declared that the pris oners were ruffians who made a practice of knock- Ins out and robbing late wayfarers. The assault on Hoffman occurred at North Fifth and Berry sts. Mrs. Canhouse says that she was on her way home at the time and saw the whole affair. Three other men had been held up the same night. She had heard one of the prisoners say: "What a cinch It will be when the people are com ing out of church." The prisoners arrai*ned were John Reardon, sev enteen years old. of No. 90 North Seventh-st.; Will lam Stokev. twenty years old. of No. 112 North Fifth-sL; Joseph Crane, eighteen years oM. of No. 442 Manhattan-aye.. and Charles McGarry. twenty years old. of No. 112 North Fifth-st. Thomas McGlOln said to be one of the •'gariic." is in the Eastern District Hospital. He fractured his leg in Jumping out of a window while attempt- Ing to escape arrest. The doctors found It neee* sarv to amputate the leg yesterday. Each of the prisoners was held to await the action of the Grand Jury, and in default of $.V>o ball was sent to the Raymond Street Jail. ACCUSED OF KILLING HER CHILD. MOTHER OF AX INFANT DENIES GUIL.T WHEN ARRRfTED. , Mrs. Antoinetta Bacato. thirty-four years old. of No. 32 Walton-st., Brooklyn, gave birth to a child on December 10. Yesterday morning the Infant was found in her apartments dead, with two gashes in the left side, and the woman was arrested on a charge of homicide. The case was brought to the attention of the police by Miss Lucy Venturlnl. daughter of Mrs. Angelina Venturing a midwife, living In the same house with Mrs. Bacato. When asked what had become of her child Mrs. Bacato gave an unsatisfactory reply, and when Mrs. Venturinl insisted on seeing It she was taken to the body, lying on a bed. She saw that the child had been dead some time and noticed the Rashes in the body. Her daughter then Informed the police. Mrs. Bacato denied that she had killed her child, and said she knew nothing about the wounds. She will be arraigned to-day In the Lee-aye. court. CHARGED WITB STEALING T RAILS. BROOKLTM MAX ACCITSED OF CARRTINO AWAT ¦IOHTKEN TONS FROM TARDS. Charged with stealing and carrying away eigh teen tons of T rails, valued at $540. John Murphy, thirty-eight years old, of No. fil Classon-ave., wax arraigned yesterday before Magistrate Worth In the Gates-aye. court, Brooklyn. He was held In $1,000 ball for examination. The complainants are Crean * Co.. contractors, from whose ysrds. at gutter and Junlus ares., the rails disappeared between December 7 and 8. Mur phy had never been employed by Crean ft Co.. and they are at a loss to know how any one could have. got away with eighteen tons of Iron without being detected. THE ANGLO-AMERICAN RECEIVERSHIP. JOSEPH N. DICKEY AND EDWARD P. DICKINSON WISH NOT TO SERVE. When Deputy Attorney-Oeneral Klsselburgh yes terday made a motion before Justice Maddox in the Supreme Court. Brooklyn, to make permanent the temporary receivers of the Anglo-American Sav ings and Loan Association of New- York. Joseph N. Dickey and Edward B. Dickinson, It developed that neither man was desirous of serving. They say that pressure of personal business is such as to make It Impossible for them to give their best at tention to the receivership. Justice Maddox is ex ceedingly anxious for them to retain the appoint ment, and will endeavor to persuade them to do so. Meanwhile, he has reserved derision on the motion for permanency. DOCTOR AXD A WOMAN BATE A DISPUTE. Mrs. Carrie E. MeOrath, attractive and well dressed, and Dr. David E. Callaghan. of Morris Park. Long Island, formerly a well known official of the Brooklyn Health Board, were In the Adamo st. court, Brooklyn, yesterday In a dispute as to the ownership of an oil painting and two pairs of lace curtain?. The doctor declares that the property was placed in Mrs. McGrath'a care and that she re fused to surrender it. She says he gave the paint- Ing and curtains to her last August. Mrs. Me- Grath was paroled In the custody of her counsel until next Thursday. , ORDER AOAINBT WAREHOUSE RECEIVER. Justice Maddox. in the Brooklyn Supreme Court, yesterday granted an order directing the receiver of the Brooklyn Wharf and Warehouse Company to return 53.378 worth of quicksilver to its owners. If the property is not returned the receiver will be made a party In an action to recover. The order is a part of tbe proceedings in the suit of the I'nlted States Mortgage and Trust Com pany against the Brooklyn Wharf and Warehouse Company to foreclose a mortgage. fin i:< h v i \ r.- rr> i- \.-rnf: p \,-s The Rev. W. M. Hughes, pastor of St. Mark's Methodist Episcopal Church at Rockvllle Centre, has received an Invitation to return next spring as pastor of the York Street Methodist Episcopal Church Brooklyn. He left the latter church last April. \ itt YMtn \/:irs. lieutenant-Commander George W. Denfleld has been chosen navigator of the cruiser New- York, which goes Into commission at the Brooklyn Navy Yard next month. He is at present connected with the Bureau of Equipment. John Augustln H. Nickels, who since November 1. ISM, ban been assistant captain of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, has received his commission as com ir.an'der. It Is expected that within a few days lieutenant- Commander Edward R. Freeman, of the Steam En gineering Department of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. will ' rri-ree] K« appear r,ei.,r.- the U-tinni; Board In Washington. Lieutenant-Commander Fn-eirMii is at pr* -,-rt in ih. N;i\ul I!. |,i:,' . Flushing-aye.. Brooklyn, suffering from brain trouble His .-ondition »a.-< i.». k. .1 int . l.> ¦ m. Ii ,1 b -,r,l torn* time ago. and it was recommended that he ai>i^ar b.-f..r.- ;)• Retiring Board. Th« retirement of Captain Peter C. Asserson from tho Brooklyn Navy Yard was formally announced to take place yesterday, but the Secretary of the Navy by taking -advantage of the personnel >.... will retain tli. veteran civil engineer In tho service until pome time in June, when Important work now under way shall have been completed. OLD MILLS TO GO i \in it THE HAMMER. The Rhenanla silk ribbon mills at College Point. Queens, are to be sold under foreclosure next .>.•!; to satisfy a judgment held to a life. Insurance com pany. The mills were, built In IST2. nnd until about two years agj were operated by Hugo Funk", who employed four hundred hands Since his failure Uie mills have been closed. NEW-JERSEY NEWS. Tin: i;e Bi n.f)f\Gs rcrxed. loss about $30,000. partly covered fy in sttranck: Elisabeth. Jan. 4 (Special).— Tbe lower port .f th s city was visited by a destructive lire at S o'clock this morning, which bwaei .lame* M hi 'i * ? ij carriage bouse and stable. Henry Ahrens's largo apartment house and Mrs. Agnes Albrecht's house. All of the buildings were in Livingston-st.. Twelve families were made homeless by the fire, and the loss was mure than $30,000. There were five horses in the Mitchell firm's stable, and they all perished. The firemen, by hard work, saved the adjoining property, but a number of houses were bfdly scorched. The Mitchell brothers* loss Is $».©». Mr. Ahrena's loss Is $12,000. that of Mrs. Albrecht is more than $4,000. and loss to the tenants Is about $5,000. The loss Is partly covered by Insurance. The fire Is believed to have been the work of an in cendiary. nivrrn to be loi-kfd up. HAD NOTHING RTTT BAD LtTCK EVER SINCE HE ROBBED A CHURCH. Camden. Jan. 4 (Special).— Unable to longer hold out against his conscience, Charles Sauhders, colored, twenty-four years old. walked Into Police Headquarters early this morning and Informed the sergeant that he was a fugitive from Justice in Atlantic City. He said he wanted to be locked up and have the Atlantic City police notified. He was accommodated. Saunders was assistant janitor of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Pacific and South Carolina ayes.. Atlantic City, and one morning In August last he entered the church and carried away $80 ¦worth of new carpet. After disposing of the car pet he left the city and has since been tramping. "It's the first time I ever stole," said he, "and I've had nothing hut bad luck ever since. Nobody would give me work, and I decided to surrender and take the consequences." EIGHTEEN FAMILIES MADE n»\tFLBBB. FIRE IN BAYONNE TURNS ONE HUNDRED PER SONS OUT IN THE COLD. Eighteen families, numbering more than one hun dred persons, were made, homeless at 2 o'clock yes terday morning by a fire that destroyed three of the big tln'ierbox tenement houses standing In East Twenty-secortd-st., in the Constable Hook district of Bayonne. N. J. Tho Waste originated from some unknown cause on the third floor of Benjamin Friedman^ flat, at No. 189. and spread so quickly to the two adjoining buildings, owned by William H Watters that v double alarm was sounded. The ten companies of volunteer liremen were greatly handicapped in their work of subduing the flames because of the Intense cold. M.»st of the tenants of all three buildings man aged to save tho greater part of their household ef fects and they found shelter with sympathetic neighbors. The unfortunate families numbered. He brews Toles. Germans, Swedes. Russians. Slavs and Irish. Their total loss Is estimated at $1,000. The loss on the buildings Is put at 15,000. TWO JUSTICES OF PEACE IN COURT. CHAJtOSI WERE THAT JUDGMENTS AWARDED BT THEM WERE BIASSED. In the Court of Common Pleas. Jersey City, yes terday Jmine Blair listened to charges made against two Justices ot the Peace who were alleged to have plven Judgments which wer biassed. Ex-Assembly man Elmer W. Demarest, of Bayonne. said that Justice of the Peace Leon Lasarus. of that city, had given judgment against his client, and that the Justice's brother. Lawyer Hyman Lasarus, repre s-nted the other side. He natd the contract upon which the suit »as based was drawn by the Justice. Tho suit was for commission In a property sale, and Mr. Demarest said that at the time of the con tract JufitioH Lasarus held the title for the prop erty In question by recorded deed. The other case Involved Justice of the Peace Christian Rub. of North Hudson, who. it was al 1.-Kcd. had given judgment against a lessee and In fnvor of the owner of a piece of property for which he (the Justice) was the agent. Lawyer Qulnton said the Justice had drawn the lease that had formed the basis for the suit. Judge Blair reserved decision in both cases. SCHOOL DIRECTOR REVOKES BIS ORDER. MADE NKW I'ISTKHT I.TNEP. BITT OPPOSITION WAS TOO BTRONO FOR HIM. School No. 16. In Harrlson-ave.. Jersey City, a I'limary school. Is attended by a number of colored .children, and has many vacant seats. The primary departments of the neighboring schools. Nob. 12 and 14. are overcrowded, and many children have been excluded for lack of accommodations. Wlre.tor Birds.ill decided several weeks ago that I' was hU duty to provide room, and he estab lished district lines for No. 18, and ordered tho transfer of a hundred children to it from School No 14. Ho stated that he realised that this action v.ouia provoke opposition, but that he would remain linn, and the responsibility of not accepting the school facilities must rest with the parents. Thu opposition was as determined as Director Blrdsall. and h»- yielded yesterday, revoking his order and instructing the principal of School No. 14 to receive back the pupils ordered sent to No. 11 MANY MAD DOGS /.V SOMERSET COl-XTY. Soimrvill.-, Jan. 4 (Special).— The number of mad dogs reported at large In Som*rß<»t County Is with out precedent at this season of the year. A rab'.rt doK clashed Into the duoryard of William Jones, a <!•.« fancier. In North Somerviile. yeaterday. and bit a valuable mastiff. The mastiff set up a howl that brought Mr«. Jones, accompanied by her fox terrier, to the door. The mad dog turned toward them, and Mrs. Jones observed that It was froth ing ut tho month and that It 9 eyes glowed like bulls of tire. She sprang Inside and closed the door Just as the dog pounced upon the terrier and tore its throat. Two other large dogs In the yard were next attacked and badly bitten by the rabid animal, which afterwurd ran across the fields, and was last seen In the Somerviile Fair Grounds. Other mad dogs are reported to have bitten a number of valuable animals at Raadlngton. North Branch and Pluckamin. All of the dogs known to have, Iteen bitten here have been killed. BISHOP WJQGER SERIOUSLY ILL. The Right Rev. Winand Michael Wlgger. Bishop of i hi- Roman Catholic Diocese of Newark, is ill from pneumonia at Seton Hall College. South Orange. A consultation of physicians was held at tin- college yesterday morning, and it -was decided that tho illness was of a serious nature. HVBBON COUNTY XEWS NOTES. During last year Building Inspector Kelly, of Jer *py City. Issued 484 building permits. The esti mated cost of the new structures was J1.050.496. He alxo Issued 270 permits for alterations, 141 for ex tensions. 4>i to raise buildings. 36 to move buildings and nw short permits for repairs where the cost did m>t excocd $50. He condemned sixteen buildings. Judge Otto Crouse, receiver for the Dime Savings and Loan Association, a concern that had offices in Patt-riton and Jumey City, has Instituted suit for |I.OUO against the I'nlted Statt-s Guarantee and Fidelity Company on the bond furnished Junior Hattl.'M. of Paterson. agent of the association, who was recently convicted of the embezzlement of $1,400. Hut field has appealed, and the surety com pany refuses to pay until the appeal Is decided. The Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders Is making a clean sweep. It has awarded contracts for supplies by Items to the lowest bidders; has abolished the office of storekeeper, and ordered that all coal and other articles received by weight be weighed at the gate of the grounds by the over seer, and be also weighed at the Institution at which delivered by the warden. DEATH or Miss hI.WCHE ftrn I /;/». Haekensack, Jan. 4 (Special). -Miss Blnn h Borard. who was stricken with paralysis on fSjsj day. died last night. She was seven ty-three mm old. and was for many years portmistress at West Point. TO hi: TRIED FOR. Mr FOURTH TIME. The suit of Thomas Levine of Bayonne against the Standard Oil Company for $10,000 damages, which has thrice been tried, is again on the calen dar of the Hudson County Court. Levlne was se verely hurt In January. ISD7. by a cable falling on m w. September of i he same year a Jury award ed him 13,000 The verdict was set aside on appeal for alleged errors. In April. 1888. the second trial ended with a verdict of $5,000. This was set aside on technical grounds, and In April of last year the case was again tried and the Jury awarded him 98,000. This verdict was set aside as excessive W II // KSF.Y \T Tlir xatioxal capital. Washington. Jan. 4 Representative Howeil to-day recommended William T. Corlles to be postmaster at Red Bank. He also introduced a bill providing for the purchase of the ram bund in jr. valued .11 $63,000. to bfl used as a postomce at As bury Park. Representative Stewart learned to-day from tho chairman of ' '••• River and Harbor Committee th.ii the Passalc River Item contained no provision ex tending the Improvements as far as Paterson. He v.-11l have to try to »-i_an amendment to the bill either In the. House or. Senate. The President, to-day nominated "Waiter S. Learn ing to be postmaster at Cape May, and William N. Jernee to be postmaster at Jame'sburg. XFW JERSEY POLITICAL XOTEX. It is generally believed in Jersey City ami New ark that i bill providing for the election, of mem bers f Th- Assembly by legislative districts, as was formerly the custom, will be introduced In the New-Jersey Legislature during the coming ses sion. It is also understood that the bill either will be put on the waiting list or will not be intro duced until late in the session, as its passage this year Is said to depend upon the reversal by the Court of Errors and. Appeals of the Supremo Court decision that this method of electing Assemblymen is unconstitutional. An appeal has not yet been taken to the Court of Errors, but It Is altogether probable that such action will be taken at an early day. It was said In Elisabeth yesterday that HkM H. Charlock was so sure he would be »p pointed postmaster In that city that he would de cline the reappointment of Journal Clerk of the New-Jersey Senate, wblcb was tendered to him by the Republican caucus of the Senate a few days ago. It was at first reported that Mr. Char lock had accepted the reappointment of Journal Clerk, and the halfscore of applicants for the Elisabeth postmaatershlp were more hopeful of securing that place than they had been, as it was the current belief that Mr. Charlock was head man In the race for it. It would appear that Mr. Char lock Is of the same opinion. Taking a look over South Jersey without the aid of field glasses, "The Evening Journal," of Jersey City, finds that "Clarence L. Cole, of Atlantic City. ex-Judge Paneoast and Howard Carrow, of Cam den. would each be glad to receive Governor Voor hees's appointment to the Supreme Court bench. J. Clarence Conover, of Freehold, formerly County Judge, is also wondering whether the judicial light ning will strike him." All of which suggests the remark that although "the judicial lightning" Is sometimes an uncertain striker it is altogether improbable than any of the above named men will be stricken, so to speak, while Governor Voor hees is Governor. There was a rumor in Jersey City yesterday that notice would be served on those Democrats who contemplate, according to report, bolting the Demo cratic legislative caucus nomination of ex-Con gresaman Alvah A. Clark for United States Sena tor that such action would be visited by isolation from participation in the councils of the party in the future. Whether this rumor has a solid foun dation or otherwise. It is certain that the members of tbe Legislature who are said to be opposed to Mr. Clark's nomination will think two or three time* before they vote In the joint meeting against him. Democratic pressure In New-Jersey has effectively and collectively a way of making itself felt, especially when the old line Democrats are In sympathy with those of the new dispensation, which has come to the front In force since Bryan's defeat. Citizens of Hudson County, politicians included, are pleased with the selection of Senator Charles A. Reed, of Somerset County, as the Republican leader of the New-Jersey Senate. According to popular opinion over there. Mr. Reed has been one of the best friends Hudson County has had in the Senate- in recent years. BURNED THE CANCELLED MORTGAGE. Paterson, Jan. 4 (Special).— The members of the Embury Methodist Episcopal Church. In thta city, held a jubilee service last night to celebrate the cancelling of the indebtedness on the building and to burn the mortgage. Presiding Elder Krauts conducted the ceremony. A small corner of the document was snatched from the flames to be pre served in the archives of the congregation. The church organization has grown from an open air gathering on the sidewalk In JB9O until now there Is a membership of over one hundred and a com fortable church building, free from debt. Owe jyMl4toLa>fcr f/zrr& R_.ef ined Garments in White M©Lde in S\ich Faultless Styles ©ls Ta.stef\il Women Dictate v^ ns HERE is economy in elegance, as well as on the low-priced, easily valued gar ments — and a very real economy. You may not be at all interested in 38c Night Gowns* but you wil! be glad to save fifty .to. seventy- five cents on a night gown worth two dollars. Most any store cad. get some hundreds of catch-penny' bargains, though without our regard for th- way they are made and finished. .r.- But the women of taste that compose the Wanamaker constituency value most the much larger savings that are ottered on the medium to the exquisite garments that are as much under value as the more modestly priced pieces. '0: these there is broader variety than is approached anywhere else; and the garments are made with generous and artistic care that is unknown in underwear made by other than our own dictation. The economy is immediate, it you want the best. True, this sale will last all month— all the goods will not; and our purchases this year were so varied in style that quantities of each sort arc much smaller, though aggregate lots are greater. Some styles may be closed out this week. The choicest and best of the offering will naturally go to tho;e who select early in the sale. There is no rush or contusion with the large selling. Ample space is provided on the Second floor, as well as the big special store in the Basement. Complete assortments of most popular lines are found at both places. These illustrations of values offered : Night Gowns at $1— Chemises at 85c - Made of fine muslin, (enema length, .corn- O f nainsook with - -d ascVaad ira.v a '« fortable width; finely and neatly stitched, all . ..., , <ci . with edging and ' insertion o£ V\ seams nicely finished; yoke of clusters of fine c:cnnes hce> ran ££ rarrQW » -- • - a.sn plaits between rows pf hemstitching; neck and -, -"A- ' . ' " ... V. __ sleeves trimmed with embroidery. o&er Chemises at ~ '- to $4.50. Other Night Gowns at 3Sc to $9. Corset Covers at 50c Petticoats at $1— Of cambric, In. fall shape, with inwir.g string at Of good muslin, liberal in width and length, with waist; sqcire neck tinned wUh pcir.: ie Para -.--. rcQc of lawn, trimmed with three rows of lace ar.d insertion; ran with 'ribbon. lace insertion. Ot>cr Co«.> r,,,,., ,»¦' c- ?» «t «< Other Petticoats at 35c to $20. UL *" U^* rC ' S a * 8. to $3 -* * Drawers at 50c— Short Petticoats at 50c- Of cambric, in full, generous width, with umbrella °- cambric, trimmed with torchon lace, " with ' ruffle, trimmed with edging and insertion of clusters of plaits above; neatly finished a: everr torchon lace. point. Other styles of Drawers at 10c to $6.50. Other Short Petticoats at 25c to $2.75. ' These six speak for as many hundreds. " . .' , . > UMBRELLAS 1 Ne This splendid offering concerns both men and wanes. There are about 200 £ne ambrells, for each. and the price is only a small part of the actnal value. The women's 26-inch umbrellas are or pure si T *c w;h f»ncy handles in fully twenty styles. Some are of pear! and of ivory, some trur.nied wFtH^!d"-Dh**-<» se' with colored stones, some of fine Dresden, and so on. J - ' v **""" ' The men's, all 2S-incb, arc also of fine, pars silk, and have handles of fancy horn ivorr »"d s3y« trimmed natuisl wood. . .- • . '' " " a • TC -' There are umbrellas in the lot— a fair proportion, too— that sell regularly at $7. one is worth I»ss than $S. Choice, Men's and Women's, $2.75 Each. Broadway. . - \~ Redactions in Girls' v^ w / I Imported 'COATS \ Here are tidings of two groups of elegant imported out-door garments for girls c' 12 to 16 Tears which offer an opportunity, seldom available, to obtain snch beautiful wraps at hair their "forme- reasonable prices. It's simply time for them to go, and they won't s.-.rv.,- this pointed invitation long A t"T 2 « a-» contained in each group, but not in every style represented. The first group consists o c * " "" Coats that Were $22 to $25, Now $15 They are box coats of handsome double-faced cloths, in best-like-i shades of red era* and tan- sorn with stitched velvet collars and cuß, others with strappings of .cloth. These are arc-Ti- the 'smartest coats that foreign malcers have produced this year. The other group contains V clour Jackets that Were $43.50, Now $22. Extreme stylishness characterizes these blouse jackets, nude ot vebar of almost the softness and denth of sealskin. They have high collars of colored velvet; are handsomely trimmed with narrow bra-d J>d richly lined with pink, red or !.r:e satin. " * ' " - Second floor. Ninth street. . ¦¦ ' '¦"¦ <¦ ." i; Women's COATS } n€ ' —^~—"— ¦_— i —i— _——________¦ _H____________Jk - , This relates of Newmarkets— the most stylisn as well as th- most sensible garments of the season. > And nere's richest choosing. The materials in this extensive variety of Newmarkets are in every Visible weight. And whatever the, fabric, there's the best of the latest styles of making an i trimmino ,W,\. There's a bargain, too. in the collection that one would hardly look " for fast at this period I It's a handsome garment, 5n newe st style, at $25, instead ot $J5. Efegant Newmarket coafa of Kersey/in Un and black, at $30; some at $-}2, and at $55. " • K»conl fliv;r. nmarlwar. '" JOHN WANAMAKER Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co. .• Broadway, Fourth Avenue, Ninth and Tenth Street* BTLLETfi FT.FW TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT. CON3EQI ENTI.Y . HEAD . OF: 1 FASTTOOr> PCIT, - IC ¦t" * DErAnT.MENT;i3 IN TROUBLE. ¦'.-• . !¦-.-.•:«¦ Jan. 4. (Special).— The'-hes«'d o*'th»-Fan-" wood Police Department. Marshall o*mnel Tray. nor. Is to come before th* Borough Councß to an swer a charge of reckless use of firearm?/-- For several year the borough residents have suffers. from petty robberies. A few days ago. while Mar shal Traynor was patrolUng the streets, he saw a win moving around the side of J. H. Thompson's house. . When he reached the front of th* hois- ]Z again saw a man. and. «I>^clclia^ that he was a robber, attempted to shoot him. As sees as the marshal opened Are the man ran Into the hou^ o- Mr?. George Kyt*. where the officer followed" him and demanded that the man be given up as a prisoner. • The marshal was toM that he had attempted to shoot Audsley Bcardaley. a citizen of Stony Hil! and was finally convinced that, bo bad pursued ar Innocent man. Mr. Besrdfley explained that he had run because he did not know who his pursuer was, and because th* bullets were flying too clow for comfort to his head. The matter was brou?hi to the attention of the Police Committee, to whom the marshal ..-kiuiwie.ine.i his mistake H- «i!(J however, that before beginning to shoot, h* had called upon the man to surrender. XrTßaardslsy stated that, unless* the committee took pome ac:lon In the matter, he would seek retires* In some other way. The committee could not agree upon th* proper punishment for the offence, and It was de cided to bring the matter before the Borough Council. .. 'H< FITTING O\ THF.IR WHEELS. YOUNG WOMAN'S FATHER OBJECTED. BUT SHE, NBVERTIIEIXSS. COXSEXTED. The particulars of a marriage which was th« re- Milt of a. bicycle ride last September cam* out hi" Jersey City yesterday. The couple were Harry Foil mer. of No. «4 Palisade-aye.. Jersey City, and Mta Kate Stegman. of No. 205 Jane-st.. Weehawhea Heights. Th* youag woman's father expressed dis approval at her getting married, and It was while she and Mr. Follmer were out bicycle riding In the evening that she toM him of her father** • abjec tions. He proposed getting married then, and »h > consented. They rod* to the homo of Justice ef tbe Peace Frank Martin, at Prankltn-st. and Central ave.. Jersey City, and were married while they sat upon their wheels. The secret was kept .until Thursday Bight, when the bride Informed her mother. Mr. Stegman has not forgiven his daughter.- who is living with tar husband at the home of his parents. OFFICE** ELECTED. Trenton. Jan. 4 (Special).— The New-Jersey State Horticultural Society, which held tta i niu Imlhqi session at the State House this afternoon, elected the following officers for the ensuing year: Ttssi dent. Henry E. Hale, of Princeton; Tin ¦rrist*—C William H. Reid: secretary. Henry L Bad*, ef Mount Holly: treasurer. I. J. Black well, ef Tttua vllle. Executive Committee— Dr. J. B. Ward, ef Lyons Farms; B. P. Beebe. ef Elisabeth: U. A. Vandenreer. of Freehold: Chartee L. Jones, of Tttw. ville, and a B. Ketcham. of Penningten. CUPID IN AX ORGAN LOFT. Mischievous Cupid has played havoc in th* organ loft of th* Zlon German Evangelical I ulhswi Church In McAdoo-ave.. Jersey City, and Paster Sanft Is looking for singers to fit! th* vacancies that will soon occur, aa five marriage engagements of the singers have been formally announced, a* follows: Mis* Emma Hamburger to Frederick Glanzmann, Miss Minnie Smith to Bertram P. Far rant. Miss Carrie Lutx to John Wick. Miss a-^« Cook to William Conrad, and Miss Awaa Manner to Charles Wldmeyer.