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LAST EDITION. _ LAftT Eomoi,. ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. _^ Z7 PRICE ONE~CENT FATEH MU Big Improvement Being Made By the Board of Freeholders. NEW SECTION OPENED OP The Completion of This Thoroughfare Will Mean a Boom for the Ad joining Property. It is generally conceded that one of the best acts of the present Board of Free holders was the carrying out of the scheme to widen the roadbed of the Pat erson Plank Road from the point of its intersection with the Boulevard to the Hackensack River bridge over that thor oughfare. Through the intervention of Freeholders interested in the section that affected Jersey City the improvement was extended on this side to Summit avenue. It will remain with the incoming hoard to complete the improvement from Engle hrecht’s to the bridge. Years ago this roadway was considered the "Boulevard.” It was all right then, but when the Jersey City, Hoboken and Rutherford Railroad Company got per mission to lay its double line of tracks on the thoroughfare, and did so, a howl was raised by those who for years had occupied the roadway with vehicles drawn by horses, from the owners of trotters, who looked upon it as a "speedway,” to the humble Secaueus farmer and truck patch owner, who considered it as a high way to the nearest markets for his agri cultural products. A big hub-bub was raised. This was five or six years ago. But the agftation did not cease until it culminated in a determination to widen the road) bed. The roadbed skirts the western slope of the hill. A collision on that portion of the road leading across the meadows from Homestead to Secaueus would land the occupants and vehicle into a marshy meadow or creek. On the ‘hillside above Homestead it would tumble them down a steep incline, at the risk of life and limb and the contents of the Secaucus's farmers wagon load of products. On the map the road is sixty-five feet width. It was uy no means su vviuc. The Board of Freeholders in June last decided to make the road conform to the original map. To do this it will cost the county over $85,000. The joh is now more than half completed. Skillful engineers were employed on the job. To widen the roadway it was found necessary to cut away the western slope of t'he hill around which the road skirts, build retaining walls on the off side of the road and fill in the sloping space to the retaining walls with the debris cut away from the. upper side. This improvement has enhanced the value of all properties facing upon it, even that of the humbler settler “further down.” It was a welcome improvement all around. In carrying out the improve ment it Was found necessary in some cases to raise the road bed between two and three feet. Space has been allowed on each side of the road for decent side walks. The roadway is lined on both sides with curbstones. On the upper side is a J:eh Bower to carry off surface water from the top of the precipice. Through a portion of the improvement a gas main has been laid in anticipation of houses being built on the side of the hill. This in itself is a prophecy of improvements in the line of house building along that thoroughfare. It does not require a vivid stretch of imagination to picture, within the next decade at least, the "hillside” of this thoroughfare built up with handsome dwellings. It overlooks a marsh, but be yond Is a pleasing vista, Including Snake (Hill, which from such a location exempli fies Campbell's poetical assertion that— “ ’Tis distance lends enchantment to the view.” Beyond the marsh rises a sloping hill Bide, dotted with splendid residences. The Orange Mountains are seen in the dis tance. The trolley has opened up a hitherto neglected section of country, and the building population of the city and county is spreading out In that direction. Jersey City, West Hoboken, North Bergen, with Homestead and Secaucus, will greatly profit by the improvement. The work Is being pushed ahead as rapidly as possible. The 'Secaucus farm ers are patiently awaiting its comple tion, as they are obliged at present to go miles out of the way, taking the Man hattan avenue and Paterson- avenue routes in order to get their products to the nearest markets. The widening of the road from Homestead to the Boule vard will obviate the necessity of climb ing the steep hills of the Hackensack Plank Road, and Lewis and Gardner streets to reach Union. Hill. Hitherto they have been obliged to pay for the services of an extra horse to help draw their loads up these steep inclines. The road is closed during the job. If Wjis hoped to have the -improvement com pleted by December, but it Is Soubtful if this can, be done. The driveway will have a dressing of crushed stone, and the Rail way Company will pave between its tracks. HOTEL MEN IN TROUBLE Vice Chancellor Pitney this morning appointed Pierre F. Cook, a lawyer of t ins city, receiver of the Blanchard & Hager Company, a New Jersey corpora tion, doing business in Connecticut. The company managed the celebrated Pequot Hotel and Cottages at New London and the Fort Griswold Hotel at Grotan, and is now In financial difficulties. The assets of the company are placed at $30,000 and the liabilities at $91,000. CIRCUIT COURT CASES. Circuit Court Cases, Tuesday October 8:—Nos. lf.2, 173. An Old and Well Tried Remedy lire. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teerfctng should always do used Tor children whlie teething, xt softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic and is the best remedy lor diarrhoea. r»venty-fiT« cents per bottle. DEMOCRATIC CLDBS. State Association Meets and Adopts Plans for the Campaign. Tine Association of Democratic Clubs at its meeting at the Hotel Washington, Sat urday afternoon, transacted some im portant business beside issuing the call for a convention, which was published in ,fcThe Jersey City News” on Saturday. Judge George H. Lambert, of Newark, presided at the meeting, and' James F. 'Mint urn, of Hoboken, acted as secretary pro tem., in the absence of tfhe regular secretary, George W. Kane, of Paterson. iDelegatefca-at-large to the national con vention of Democratic clubs at Indianap olis oni October 3, were chosen as fol j UlWiS.— From Hudson county, Mayor Lawrence | iFagan of 'Hoboken and James F. Min | turn' of Hoboken; Bergen county, Wil j liam 'B. Pugh, member of the State Com mittee; ‘Burlington county, Clarence At kinson; Camden county, Judge Howard i Oarrow; Essex county, Judge George H. 'Lambert and Frank F. Walsh, president of the (North, End Democratic Club; Mercer county, ex-Assemblyman James W. Lanning, a member of the State Committee; Hunterdon county. Assem blyman Oliver I. Blackwell; Ocean coun ty, William J. Harrison; -Passaic county, Mayor John (Hinchliffe of Paterson. About forty applications from clubs for membership in the society’ were received, and all the applicants were admitted, making a total enrollment of about 150 1 clubs, representing every section of the State. A resolution was adopted congratulating William R. Hurst, President of the Na tional Association of Democratic Clubs, on his success in organizing clubs through out the country, and thanking him for his earnest efforts in their behalf. A committee of seven to arrange for the j State convention and for ihe reception | of the Democratic Presidential candidate on that occasion was selected as follows: j —Oliver I. Blackwell, Peter Stagg, James F. Minturn, Howard Carrow, James W. Lanning, John Hinchliffe and William J. Harrison. This committee will meet every Saturday at 2 P. *M. at the State head quarters until the convention, and will act as a sub-committee of the society’s executive committee. It is the purpose of the State Society to be in the campaign actively unul its close, and for this purpose a committee, con sisting of James W. Lanning, George H. Lambert and Jdmes F. M.nturn, was chos en to procure a permanent secretary, who shall have a desk at the State headquar ters, and be there constantly during’the rest of the campaign to keep the official organization of the society in close touch with all parts of the State. Through him and its other officers, the society will act as an adjunct to the State Committee in the campaign work organizing clubs and meetings, distributing literature and ex erting its best efforts in every possible line that will tend to make the campaign a success. Among the resolutions passed at yester day’s meeting was one requesting candi dates for office in the different counties to contribute to the support of the organi zation and assist it to defray necessary expenses. A request for co-operation and assistance will also be sent to the Execu tive Committee of the Democratic State Committee. Another resolution requests the dele gates to the State convention to bring along, in addition to their credentials, American flags for marching purposes. Although the use of the national colors for campaign display has been deprecated in many quarters, it is the belief of the officers of the society that no true patriot can have any objection to their action and that the use of the flag will tend to arouse enthusiasm in what they maintain to be <X guuu “We intend to put forth our best efforts for the success of the party,” said Judge Lambert to a “Jersey City News” man after the meeting, “and1 we are pleased with the results thus far. The list of clubs comprised in our list of member ship show , the scope of the organization, and new clubs are applying for admission all the time.” Among those Who attended the meeting, besides Judge Lambert and Mr. Mimturn, were Robert A. Haggerty, of Newark rep resenting John F. Krueger, Johnston W. Cornish, of Warren County; Howard Car row, of Camden; W. W. Cutler, of Mor ris; Andrew J. Searing, of Ocean, and Peter W. Stagg, of Bergen^ Several mem bers of the State Committee were pre sent. In a communication from New York headquarters of the National Association of Democratic Clubs, it was stated’ that it was the intention to make the Indian apolis convention “the greatest single demonstration of the campaign,” and that the convention would be “National in membership as well as in character,” in cluding delegates of Democratic clubs and societies in territories and States alike. The Democratic candidates for President and Vice President have both accepted the invitation of the association to ad dress the convention, and many of the leading orators and statesmen of the party will he present. Each club or society is entitled to one delegate and one additional delega'e for every hundred members in good’ standing. New Jersey will he represented at the national convention by about 110 dele gates. They are to leave Weehawken at 6 P. M. tomorrow on a special train. BRYAN’S VISIT. He Will Sweep Through the State Like a Whirlwind —Many Speeches. At the meeting of the State Democratic Committee held at the Hotel Washington, on Saturday afternoon the programme for Mr. Bryan’s visit to this city was definite ly agreed upon. Mr. Bryan will arrive at Camden on Thursday, October 25. He will address a meeting at noon in Washington Park and will leave for Trenton at 1:15 P. M., making addresses en route from the car platform, at Riverside, Burlington and Bordentown. At Trenton he will address the convention of Democratic clubs, which will be in session there, and at o o’clock he vrtU leave Trenton for Jersey , :«■? . :: v ' . ;;-V.AU City ,-and will speak from the car plat form at New Brunswick at 6:15 P. M. At.Jersey City he will address a mass meeting in the evening, which wdil be un der the management of “Bob” Davis and the Hudson Cou/nty Committee. On Friday morning -Mr. Bryan will go into the Fourth Congressional District and will make a speech from the car plat form at 'Morristown and addtess a meet ing at Dover at 12:30 P. M. From Dover he will come back to Paterson-, speak ing from the car platform at Boonton, and addressing a meeting in Paterson at 4 P. M. From Paterson he will go to Newark, where he will wind up his New Jersey visit by addressing a mass meeting. The committee also announced that Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic can didate for Vice President, would speak in Camden, on Monday, October 15. The* meeting of the committee was remarkable for the members that were absent. E. F. C. Young and General William C. Heppenheimer, the mem bers from Hudson, who are Gold Demo crats, were not present. Rufus Blodgett remained away, and so did Colonel E. D. Price, the Essex County member. Each ■member present was called upon to give the rock-bottom facts as to the situation in his county and all declared the outlook for Bryan to be most encouraging. It was unanimously agreed that the Democratic national ticket would carry New Jersey. HUDSON GROVE DEMOCRATS. First Meeting Was a Great Snooess —Next One Thursday. The Hudson Grove Democratic Club, (reorganized), held its first regular meet ing Thursday evening, at Gansberg’s Hall, Leonard street and Central avenue. About forty new members joined the club, making in all a total membership of about one hundred, which is very. creditable, It being the first regular meet ing. The committee appointed to secure a. transparency reported through its chair man, Street and Water commissioner James S. Nolan, that It would have a transparency fifteen by twenty-four feet, containing pictures of the Democratic Presidential and Vice Presidential can didates, together with names of all other candidates, by Saturday, October 6, when the occasion will be celebrated with fireworks, music and refreshments. Prominent speakers of national reputa tion will address the assemblage. The secretary was instructed to invite all neighboring political clubs to attend. The oommittee intends to make the occasion memorable. The club will meet next A social session followed the meeting, which was enjoyed by those present. George Halahan played some classical selections. He was followed by Otto Brown, who sang "Asleep on the Deep,” and gave an imitation of public speakers of today. Prank Debuchy in his “Quack Quack” song caused great amusement, the audience joining in the chorus with more noise than melody. Altogether, the meeting was a great success. The mem bers are looking forward to the next one with pleasure. HE LAYS HEAVY ODDS. Jersey City Man Backs His Opinion That the State Will Go Republican A coterie of well-known politicians of both political parties were gathered) at Mike Griffin's cafe, at Palisade and Hobo ken avenues, one evening last week. Mc Kinley's amd Bryan's chance® of election were discussed. A well-to-do business man whose office is located in New York, but who lives on the Heights, offered1 to wager a half barrel of beer against a wine glass full that McKinley would carry New Jer sey by 15,600 mapority. 'He was willing lie said to go) .higher on the stakes that McKinley would’ carry the State by 30,000. Naturally there were plenty of would-be takers. 'He accepted one bet, however, from, a local1 Demo cratic politician under the first condition. The same gentleman says he has' a bet with a Democrat in 'New York to the ef fect that New York and New Jersey will go Republican. The condition® ere that should both States fail to go. Republican he is to call at his friend’s office with, a coach and, take him to lunch at the Astor House every day in, December next. If he wins his friend' is to “blow” him to one luncheon at the Astor House. GONE TO INDIANAPOLIS. The Delegates to the Convention of Democratic Clubs. A convention of the Democratic Club of Hudson county was held Saturday night in the clubrooms of the Michael J. Coyle Association, at Washington and Newark strets, Hoboken, for the purpose of elect ing delegates to the National convention of Democratic Clubs to be held this week in Indianapolic, Ind. Almost every Demo cratic club in the county was represent ed. Those elected as delegates werei^Cor poration Attorney James F. Minturn, Poormaster Harry L. Birch, Police Com missioner Adolph Lankering, D. Van Wyck of Hoboken, J. Reinhardt, H. Hoppe and Otto Loehs. The delegates left for Indianapolis yesterday morning. Shortly before the convention adjourned r —■-< Lawyers f-— ( . ; Desiring Expedi j tton. Neat Work, and Accuracy in the printing of L—*==±—< Xjaw ISTork *—♦ • o-J should secure the prompt delivery , and moderate priced service of The Jersey City News a resolution was unanimously adopted condemning the method employed in the county for naturalizing'foreigners. THE ZELLER OUTING. Prominent Democrats Attended the Picnio Saturday Night. A great many Jersey City Democrats and not a few Republicans, attended the picnic of the John Zeller Association of Guttenberg, 'held Saturday night at the Standard Brewing Company’s Park, Bull’s Ferry Road and Herman avenue, on Sat urday night. The park was thronged. Nearly all the Democratic candidates on the county ticket were present, including ex-Judge Robert Hudspeth, who is run ning for State Senate, and Freeholder Candidates James Billlngton, James Kelly, William Moran, Michael B. Holmes and Jacob E. W. Kuper. Colonel Robert G. Smith, Sheriff Carl Ruempler and County Clerk Maurice Stack were also seen in the gathering. About one hundred and fifty well known Horseshoeites were conveyed to the pajk in four special trolley cars, whoich left Pavonia avenue and Erie street at' eight o'clock. Prominent among them were Freeholder Michael Keeney, Under Sher iff Heavey, John Mooney, Michael Kela her, Frank Lane and Charles Wagner. A large number of Cable Club members helped to form the contingent. A delegation from’ the Ninth Ward Dem ocratic Club, consisting of George W. Heavey, William Dooley, John Ryan, can didate for Coroner; Daniel Y. Lewis, and John Cable also attended. GRANTS' EMERGENCY MEETING. Club Discusses Plans of Raising Money. The U. S. Grant Republican Club held an emergency session at the INew York Bay House, Ocean and Bay view avenues, yesterday afternoon, and discussed the arrangements for a fair, the object of which was to raise sufficient funds to buy a plot of ground and' build a clubhouse thereon. There were present at the meet ing:—General John Ramsey, Edward Phelps, David Orr, Deputy Marshal1 Wm, J. Burns and a score of other members of the association. The session finally concluded to hold d clam chowder and stag entertainment at the INew York Bay House, October 10. The original intention was to hold it Octo ber 8, but because the Republican, pri maries are to be held' on that night the latter date was chosen. It was also de cided that an entertainment and reception ibe held at the same place in the latter part of the month or early in November. The date will be announced later. FITZGERALD TO BE PRESIDENT. He Will Be Elected By tlie Seventh Ward Democrats. Mr. Thomas 'Fitzgerald will be elected president of the Seventh Ward Demo cratic Club if he can,be prevailed1 upon to accept the office. His strength in the ward is such that President Joseph Blaise, who has been seeking re-election, will not -run to succeed himself. The club has recovered from Its disap pointment at its failure to secure a nomi nation for the Freeholdersh'p, and is satis fied now with the fact that it has secured1 the Assemblymanic and Senatorial nomi nation in the ward. If the nomination had gone to the ‘Greenville section Mr. Joseph Duff would probably have been the nom inee, as the other aspirants for the nom ination, Messrs. EdJward Barr and Joseph Blaise, were given, to understand) that the nomination would not come their way. TO HAVE A HOUSEWARMING. First Ward Democrats Arrange for a Gala Day. The First Ward Democratic Club has leased the building at No. 44 Gregory street. Alterations will be completed in a few days and arrangements are now being made to hold a housewarming, Wednes day evening, October 3, at which time a handsome transparency with the portraits of Bryan and Stevenson will be raised be fore the clubhouse. Several campaign orators will be pres ent to speak words appropriate to the oc sion. The club members are full of en thusiasm, and they invite all Democrats of the ward to be present and enroll as members. _ ANOTHER LOT OF G. 0. P. MARCHERS A Republican marching club for the present campaign was organized by a number of Tenth ward citizens at the Ave nue House Friday night. The following temporary officers were chosen:—Joseph Locke, Chairman; S. R. Briggs Secretary, and J. E. Edwards, Treasurer. Messrs. Edwards, McGirr and Rich were appoint ed to select a suitable name for the club, and Messrs. Locke and McGirr to hire a meeting place. The next meeting will be held on October 3. COLONEL DEAN’S STATE SPEECHES Colonel Dean goes to 'Newark tonight to speak to the German-American Democrats at Kreuger’s Auditorium, on Belmont ave nue. Tomorrow n'ight he speaks at Mor ristown. The Democratic State Committee Is keeping the Colonel1 pretty busy through out the State in a hopeless campaign. Colonel Dean would do more good in Hud son county, where he resides, and where he is well and' (favorably known. THIRD’S BANNER RAISING TONIGHT The Third Ward Democratic Club will raiee a. Bryan and Stevenson banner this evening at Jersey avenue and Sixth street. There will be a grand display of fireworks and a hand will render music. The speak ers of the evening are:—Dr. C. C. Hen dricks, Counsellor Arthur Gray, C. T. X. O’Brien, Louis L. Finike and Myron Ernst. THE NINTH’S CLUB HOUSE. Chairman Daniel T. Lewis, of the gress of the plan, to extend the club Executlve Committee of the Ninth Ward Democratic Club is expected! to make an extended report this evening on the pro house, The sales of shares is going along nicely and the $1,000 worth of stock will soon be disposed of. THE SIXTH’S TRANSPARENCY. A meeting of the Sixth Ward Demo cratic Club will be held in Palmetto Hall, Lafayette, tonight, to arrange for the hoisting of a transparency. A campaign committee will bo selected to map out the GAREABRANDT'S _TRIAL. Sensational Features Expect ed When the Boy Mur derer Is Arraigned. THAT THEATRE INCIDENT Play Which Is Said to Have Suggested the Murder Will. Be Brought In. What promises to be one of the most sensational murder trials ever held In this county will begin tomorrow in the Court of Oyer and Terminer, when nineteen year old John Garrabrandt is placed on trial for his life for killing fifteen year old Henry Alaass, at Jersey City, on the night of May 5 last. The crime was one of unusual brutality. The two boys had been on friendly terms, when young Gar rabrandt conceived the idea that IMaass w<as his rival in love. They had worked for the same firm and Garrabrandt when discharged was further embittered against Maass by the belief that ibis young rival was in some way re sponsible for his loss of employment. Oit the afternoon of Saturday, May 5, Garranbrandt met Maass as the latter was returning from work. He inveigled IMaass into the cellar oif his home, at iN’o. 182 Eighteenth street, by pretending that he had something to Show Maass. At six o’clock that night Maass’s dead body was found in a wod shed' in the cellar. His •head hadi been battered1 by a sl-ungshot and hfis arms were tied behind his back. Young Gairranbrandt’s disappearance caused suspicion to turn upon him and he was arrested at his aunt’s home in West 'Nyaelc, N. Y., the next day. Garrabrandt confessed the crime and ad mitted that he was prompted by jealousy and a desire to get the week’s wages which he knew his young rival had. Over sixty witnesses have been sub poenaed by the State. The defence will be insanity. It will be shown that the young murderer is a nephew of Libbie Garrabrandt, now serving a life sentence at Trenton for murder; that he was a cigarette fiend and an omnivorous reader of trashy 'books. The night before the murder he had witnesed at a local theatre a sensational play in which the villian temporarily con quers the hero in much the same manner as he afterwards disposed of young Maass. It will be contended that his mind, weakened through hered'itory Taint and the cigarette and dime novel abuse grasped as a solution of all his troubles the suggestion offered by the act of the play where the hero is lured to a cellar, attacked with a slung shot, bound and robbed. WAS THERE FOUL PLAY? Coroner Charles Hoffmann, of Hoboken, was notified’ last niglht that a man had di'edi in) front of a saloon at Courtlandt street and Hudson, (Boulevard, on the boundary line between West Hoboken, and North 'Bergen- The body was found to be that of Benjamin Gleason, sixty-one years old', of No. 1W (Hudson Boulevard. There was a deep gash on the head! and It Is believed that death was due to a frac ture of the skull. AS far as could be learned’ last night Gleason had been in t)he saloon drinking. He got into a quarrel and was ejected. He went back to the place again and was thrown out a second time. It was said that he received the cut over his head by falling on the sidewalk. The case is being investigated by the West Hoboken police and arrests will probably be made. County Physician Con verse will hold a post mortem, examina tion today to decide the real cause of Gleason’s death. Gleason had no occupa tion. FOUR SMALL FIRES; One Spoiled Telephone Communica tion With Headquarters. Fire box No. 420 was pulled' at 4:20 o’clock yesterday afternoon' for a fire which seriously damaged a bill board fence at No. 179 Pavonia avenue. It is not known how the fence was fired. At 8:20 'P. IM. another alarm was sounde ,ed from box No. 27, for a fire ini the three story brick building No. 345% Jersey ave nue, in the apartments of Samuel Eichen. baum. The fire was caused by children playing with matches. It caused consider able damage to furniture. At 11:60 o’clock last night the frame work of the window in front of the Web ster avenue station was burned by a fire caused by the crossing of an electric light wire and the Gamewell electric apparatus and telephone wire®. The wood work was entirely destroyed. Members of No. 12 en gine company extinguished the flames. Communication from 'Police Headquarters and from the station house to the signal -boxes was cut off for some time on ac count-of the wires being cut by firemen. At 12 A. ;M. this morning a fire occurred in the apartments of John Denlaud in the three-story frame building, of No. 518 Paterson Plank Road. It was caused .by the explosion of an oil stove. Some of the furniture in- the room was damaged. M'GOVERN AS A WALTZER. Terry McGovern, the popular champion of three different classes, bantam, feather weight and lightweight, has volunteered to appear at the annual ball of the "Rocky” Moore Club, at Imperial Music Hall, Nos. 48 and 50 Gregory street, next Monday evening. He will make his debut as a prize waltzer on that occasion. Mr. John S. Moore, the standard bearer of the association, has the distinction of be ing the hustling agent of the Bon Ton Theatre. He will start McGovern on his career as a prize waltzer. COLLECTION F0R_SCH00L FUND. At St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, next Sunday morning, a special collection for the benefit of the school fund will be taken up by the priests. Bad, blood Is a bad thing to Inherit or ac *°°d biood GORMAN HELD. Man Whose Crowbar Killed Fellow Workman Techni cally Charged With Manslaughter. POLICE SAY IT WAS ACCIDENTAL But He Mast Be Charged With the Crime and Acquitted. William Gorman, of No. 708 Eleventh, avenue, New York, who accidentally dropped a six foot crowbar, which fell five stories through the net work of iron uprights and beams of the Commercial Trust Company’s new building, in Ex change place, Saturday, and crushed the skull of Caspar Campagna, was arraigned in the First Criminal Cour this morning on a charge of manslaughter. He was held by Police Justice Hoos for the Grand Jury, and was subsequently paroled by Judge Blair in the custody of Probation Officer Frank Higgins. His arrest and arraignment were simply matters of form. The police have thor oughly investigated the case and are sat isfied that Gorman was not even guilty of criminal carelessness. As soon as news of the tragedy reached Headquarters on Saturday Chief Murphy sent Officer Nevin after Gorman, who willingly went before the Chief. Eye wit nesses had told the police that Gorman in trying to pry a heavy iron beam into post tion, had lost his footing and in an effort to save himself from falling to death be low had accidently dropped the crowbar. The Chief allowed Gorman to go to his home in New York on a promise to appear at Police Headquarters this morning. He appeared on time. The Chief directed Captain Cody to make out a complaint against him for manslaughter. Captain Cody then went before Justice Hoos with Gorman and stated the case. After the holding of Gorman by the Justice for the Grand Jury Gorman was sent up to the Prosecutor's office in charge of (Roundsman Higgins, who stated the case to Assistant Prose cutor Van Winkle. Gorman was-then ar raigned before Judge Blair. The Assist ant Prosecutor had no objections to his being paroled. This practically ends the matter. Chief Murphy in speaking of the case said "Gorman’s arraignment is in accordance with law and custom. It is not for the police to decide in such cases whether death is the result of carelessness or due to a felonious assault. There is no ques tion that the death' of Campagna was due entirely to accident.’’ LOOKS LIKE MURDER Man Found In Pool With His Pockets Turned Inside Out. — The police are investigating the death of David Bodell, a.n. old employe of the Erie Railroad Company, who boarded at 'No. 348 Grove street, and was found dead in a pool of water at the foot of Fifteenth street on September 20. It is believed that he met wltih foul play. The day before the body was found' Bodell, who is fifty-five years oldt drew his pay of $40. He paid hia board and a few small debts In. the neighborhood. ■His absence for a day or so did not provoke any surprise on the part of his landlady and her family, as Bodell was frequently ordered by his employers to do work outside of the city. But after four or five dlays inquiries were made concern ing hiim amd later on a seardh was in stituted. (He left his boarding house with over $20 in his pockets. There was nothing about the body of the man wno was found at the foot of Fifteenth street, this morning, after Bo dell's disappearance to indicate who he was, and the body was sent to Speer's morgue and subsequently buried in Pot ter’s Field. The discovery that the body was that of Bodell was made by a son of Mrs. Scanlan with whom Bodell boarded, who in search of clues concerning Bodell’s whereabouts went to the morgue and there recognized a coat and a pipe taken from the body of the unknown man who had been buried as having belonged to Bodell. The pool in which the body was found is quite deep, and the query arises. Was Bodell thrown into or did he fall into it? County Physician Converse says death was due to drowning. There were no marks of violence on the body. Bodell was a sober, Industrious old man, who generally minded his own business. When his body was found in the pool his pockets were turned Inside out. JUDGE J. ROSS CLUB’S PICNIC. The Judge J. Ross Association held Its annual picnic last Saturday evening at Baldwin Park. It was a great success as t'he large attendance amply demon strated. The standard bearer and Miss M. Clancy led the march in which over two hundred couples took part'. The ladles were presented with handsome souvenirs. To Mr. L. Coughlin, .the floor manager, Is due much credit for the evening's pleasure. He was ahly assisted) by a Floor Committee consisting of J. Cassidy chairman; Ig, Williams, P. Hagen and B. Hart. | REPUBLICAN CLUBS TO MEET. Secretary Theodore H. Enls, of the Hudson County Republican League of Clubs, announced today that there would be a meeting of the League on. Wednes day evening. The session will be for the purpose of furthering the project to organize more clubs throughout the county. The proposition regarding a big political flemonstration of all the Repub lican clubs will also be considered. PERSONAL Mr. J. J. Cullen of the Board of Educa tion has returned to this city after spend ing his vacation in Canada, along the shore of Ate St. Lawrence. KNIGHTS HEAR A SERMON St. Bridget’s Church Given Over to Paulus Hook Council. Over fifteen hundred members of the Knights of Columbus attended the solemn vesper service last evening at St. Bridget’s Church, held under the auspices of Paulus Hook Council No. 475. The spacious church was packed to overflow ing.. The local councils represented were: Paulus Hook, Conception, Jersey City and Hope. Councils from Newark, Elizabeth, Kearney and Hoboken were represented also. A chancel choir of fifty boys from the Arlington Catholic Protectory fur nished the music and they were assist ed by a full orchestra. The sermon preached to the Knights was a very interesting one. It was de livered toy the Rev. Father Doyle of New York city. He told of the progress of the Catholic Church in She United States since Its existence and especially in late years. He said that a century ago there were only forty priests in the United States, and now at the present day there are 14,000 priests with a population of twelve million. Catholics. They have a foothold in every city and' town from the Atlantic to the Pacific and1 from Canada to the Gulf. He said the Catholic Church was a friend to the people, giving as an Instance the interest Cardinal Gibbons and Bishop Ryan were taking in the coal strike in (Pennsylvania, which involves over eighty tihousand men. It was mainly due to their good work, he said, that there has been no serious disturbances. He added that the Catholic Church always afforded1 right and justice and the conserving of law and order. AUGUST WAS HEALTHY. Clerk Rooney Says the Death Rate Was Remarkably Low. According to the statistics issued! by Clerk C. J. Rooney, of the County Health 'Board, Saturday, August, 1900, .was an un usually heal'tlhJful month. The death rate of the county contrasted! with the average of the same month for the last ten years was much lower, there being 3.6 less deaths per 1,000 of population (Turing the Pgst month that! Uhe average for August from 1SS9 to 1899. This remarkable and pleasing decrease is due in a large measure to the falling off in the number of deaths from zymotic or preventable diseases, there being 36 per cent, less deaths from such diseases dur ing last August than the average for the ten preceding Augusts. There was also a large falling off in Uhe number of deaths from diarrhoeal diseases. Hoboken s death, rate was below the average for the past five years, allowing for the decreased1 population) given by the new census. A peculiar feature of the statistics is the varying number of deaths from, sunstroke during the past five Augusts. In 1896 there were 128 such deaths; 1897, none; 1S98, five; 1899, one; while last August there were twelve. There were 665 deaths in, the county dur ing last August. Of these 343 occurred in Jersey City, 107 .in Hoboken, 62 in Bay onne; North (Bergen, 33; Harrison, 2S; West Hoboken, 27; Kearny, 23; Town of Union, 19; Weehawken, 13; West New York and Guttenberg, 5 each. The monthly death rate per 1,000 of population) was 1.7 in the county; Jersey City rate was the same as the county’s; Hoboken, 1.8; Bayonne, 1.9; Weehawken, 3.8; .North Bergen, 2.7; Harrison, 2.5; Kearny, 1.5; Town of Union, 1.1; West Hoboken, 0.9; Guttenberg, 0.7; West New York, 0.4. The marriages reported for the month were:—Jersey City, 109; .Hoboken, 26; Town of Union, 17; West Hoboken, 14; Bayonne, 8; North Bergen, 3; Guttenberg, 2; West New York, Harrison and East Newark, 1 each. Total1 for counity, 184. There were 778 births during August, 1909, ■divided as follows:—Jersey City, 375; Ho boken, 1—1; Bayonne, 78; West Hoboken, 76; Town of Union., 33; Kearny, 29; West New York and1 North Bergen-, 19 each; Harrison and Guttenberg, eaoh 12; Wee -hawken, 7; East Newark, 3. CAN’T AGREE ON ALIMONY. Latest Trouble of the Martha Family In Court of Chancery. The mortal troubles of the Murtha fam ily were aired again in the Court of Chan cery this morning. Mrs. Mary Murtha is suing her husband, Thomas Murtha, for divorce, on the ground of extreme cruelty. Among other things she alleges that he beat her so severely that her leg was broken and she had to go to the hospital. Her counsel, James Manning, applied to Vice Chancellor Stevens this morning for an order directing her husband to pay her counsel fee and alimony. Mr. Midlige op posed the motion and said that the par- < ties to the suit had tried to agree upon, the question of alimony but could not. They went before Father Boylan of St. Lucy’s Church, but he could not persuade them to agree. Murtha proposed-to pay his wife $12 a month alimony and the ar rearages due on an order made by a po lice justice directing him to pay-her $2 a week for her support. This was to bo paid on condition that his wife consent to his* drawing from the bank one-half of $1,002 which is deposited in the bank ’in their joint name. This Mrs,'Murtha re pudiated and made a counter proposition to the effect that her husband pay the-ex penses of her suit, the arrearages of the order of the police Justice, a sum of mon ey she had borrowed and a counsel fee. To this Murtha would not listen and so the matter was taken to the Court again. The Vive Chancellor said that he want ed more facts before he made an order, and the case went over for a week. ST. MICHAEL'S CLUB TALENT. The programme for the concert and re ception to be held under the auspices of St. Michael’s Club, at St. Michael’s Hall, next Thursday night, promises to be an unusually attractive one. Noted New New, .York singers will assist local talent. XAXTFJtS OF FACT —Stores, raetorles and Institutions can now get their supplies as good aa any N. T. house at D. E. Cleary & Co.’s wholesale grocery s»w serve them. Complete stock, low prises, stores, Uaatgomery and Breen* straw* WILL BE REMOVED Julia Lyons’s Relatives Will Take Her From “Home for the Blind." TALE OF CROELTI BELIEVED Neighbors Say Screams Prom the Institution Are of Nightly Occurrence. The relatives of blind Julia Lyons, the girl who escaped from “Sister” Rosalie's Home for the Blind, on Ocean avenue, Thursday afternoon, have decided to take the girl from the institution. They be lieve now that she was illtreated and that the treatment she was subjected to alone prompted her to seek refuge with her sister. Mrs. Griffin, at No. 252 Clerk street. When the girl ran away from the home, she found her way to Jackson and Ege avenues. There she met a man who volunteered to take her to Mrsi. Griffin’s home after Julia 'had stated her plight to him. It was when the couple arrived in the rear of the Home for the Blind, on Clerk street, on their way to Mrs. Griffin’s house, that “Sister” Rosalie and her assistants rushed out and almost tore the girl from the stranger. The girl broke away from -Sister Rosalie and sought a place of safety away from the people of Che home, on. a stoop at No. 204 Clerk street. She found her way to a vacant lot nearby and deliberately threw herself on the ground, crying that she would not go back to the home and that she want ed to go to her sister’s. She was Anally persuaded to return with "Sister” Rosa lie. Mrs. Lyons, a sister-in-law of the girl, is the authority for the statement that the girl had -been misused at the home, even though her expenses were defrayed each month. Mrs. Lyons added that the girl was forced to wash, iron and scrub, and that at one time her hands were so badly burned that she was forced to go home to her sister’s house until the burns were healed. ’Sister” Rosalie has incurred the dislike of Uhe priests in thl© city because of the adoption of her self-conferred title and the robes she wears. The Bishop warned his people against -her some time ago, through all the churches of the diocese. ‘Sister” Rosalie was very emphatic in her statement regarding the sanity of the girl. She said' that Julia Lyons was crazy beyond a doubt and that she was a lit subject for an insane asylum. As for abuse, no patient ever received ill-treat ment at her hands. •’Who would misuse the girl1?” asfked she. “Sister” Rosalie was asked what she thought of iMrs. Byler’s administration at the State Industrial School' for Girls. “Sister” Rosalie replied that It was quite evident that the matron at the girls' school must have a great pull withi the State officials. The “Sister” in a conversation will* the reporter stated that the fee for inmate© was $12 a month and that the relative© or whoever was responsible for the inmate was obliged to provide clothing. A doctor occasionally visited' the home to look after the inmates, she said. Relatives are allowed- to come and take t)he ohildTen out on Thursday© and) Sun days. The relatives of Julia Lyons will take her away in the course of a day or two. They deny that the girl is Irrational, and add that if Julia is inclined to be obsti nate, it is because of misuse at the hands of the "sister” who conducts the institu tion. Residents on Clerk street in the rear of the home, stated to a reporter of "The News” that screams had been heard regu larly from "Sister” Rosalie's place. In fact, they were so frequent that the resi dents no longer paid attention to them. MASS MEETING AT ST. PETER'S. Campaign to Be Opened Tomorrow Night. The Democratic campaign in Hudson county will be formaly opened by a big mass meting at St. Peter’s Hall tomorrow evening. The list of speakers for the oc casion include Hon. G. A. Hunneker, of Connecticut; Hon. A. L. McDermott, can didate for Congress; Hon, R. S. Hud speth, candidate for State Sena tor; Police Justice James J. Murphy, Corporation, Attorney John, Wahl Queen, Counsellors James F. Minturn, Joseph F. Farmer, James A. Hamiil, Charles C. Hendrick, Eugene Leake, Eugene Devltt, Joseph P, Tumilty. It is said that Chairman Gourley, of the State Committee will preside. BABY'S BODY WASHED UP. The body of a male infant was washed up on the shore of the New^York Bay at the foot of Philip street, Lafayette, early this morning, and- found by Charles Nicholson, who lives at No. 134 Philip street. The bodv was taken to thS morgue. The child was about thre< months’ old. MULLIGAN GUARDS* MEETING. The Mulligan Guards held a meeting last evening at their quarters. Grove and Sixth streets, and made arrangements for their annual ball. It will be held at Wood’s Hall, Barrow street, on Wednesday even ing, December 19. Fifteen new members wera elected. A Remarkable Landslip. A landslip occurred some time ago lit Sattel, Switzerland. An inn and its gar den and outbuildings slid down the hill side a distance of 35 feet, without being in the least injured. Two stately elms in the garden were also moved without In jury. CITY NEWS NOTES. The Catholic Club directors -will meet this evening at the clubhouse on Jersey avenue, WEATHER INDICATIONS Trawl YORK, Oct. 1, 1900-Forecast for .mriy-six i.ours unding at H P. M., on Tuesday: Tonight and Tuesday, cloudy; winds northeast. Hartnett’s Thermometrical Report Sept. 30, 'Deg, j Oct. 1. Deg, 3 P. M...6 A. :M1..,«-_.65 6 P. M..67 9 A. M.67 9 IP- H.87.U jioou.6S 13 midnight.,, &>k - „.