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ONE CENT LAST EDITION. VOL XII—NO. 3490. LAST EDITION. ONE CENT LAST EDITION. PRICE ONE CENT= DAVIS SAYS 10,000 Democratic Majority In Hudson County Wiil Be the Biggest Yet. FIRST GTJN TONIGHT Big Meeting at St. Peter’s— Gourley to Pre side. Democratic Deader Robert Davis had this to say this morning concerning the political outlook in Hudson County:— “The reports from every section of Hudson County indicate that for every Democrat Who can be frightened by the ©liver bug-a-boo, two Republicans who voted for McKinley in. 1S9G will vote for Bryan this year. Of course, we are thankful for the deep interest taken by the Republican press in Democratic harmony, but the effort to find dissatisfaction is really amusing. “In twenty-five years I have never known the Democratic party of •Hudson ; county to be more united, and you may ; put our majority here down, at not less \ than 10,000. The balderdash about a fifty- ! cent dollar does not scare anybody, be cause no one really believes that the Democratic or any other party will1 de base the currency' of the country. The real issues are ‘Trusts and Imperialism,’ and the people know they cannot get re lief from, the aggression of consolidated capital from the party that has not moved a step in the right direction, du'rmg the four years it has been in absolute power. “Mark Hanna says there are not any trusts; but it would be interesting to ex amine the cashbooks of the National Re publican Committee on this question. It is safe to wager that there will appear in that book contributions from everv monopoly formed to control the neces saries of life. “The speech of Carl Schurz on the question of imperialism will make thou sands of Democrats in any State in the Union. Our German-American fellow citi zens understand the question and when they express themselves next month, Mr. McKinley will be sorrv that he did not take Senator Sewell’s advice and leave the Philippine Islands alone. “The campaign in Hudson County will be formally opened at St. Peter’s Hall, tonight, and Republicans who want to get at the real issues of the hour should at tend. There will also be given an object lesson in Democratic harmony that will show how little strife they have been able to stir up in our ranks. After elec tion Mr. McKinley and the wild and' roar ing “Teddy” will have plenty of time to sadly contemplate the remark of Presi dent Lincoln that you can foo-1 all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time. I guess that the man who did all the fighting at San Juan Hill and who whipped the Spanish army single handed is already feeling the breeze of Salt River on his fevered brow. Otherwise he might be able to make a speech without insulting his audience.” Mr. Gourley. chairman of the Democra tic State Committee, will preside at the meeting tonight in St. Peter’s Hall. CANDIDATES EULOGIZED. Sixth Ward Democrats Give Their Endorsement. At a. meeting of the Sixth Ward Demo cratic Club held last evening in Palmetto iHal-1, Lafayette and- Pine streets, Lafay ette, ) these laudatory resolutions, which were passed, eulogizing the recent nom inees of the Democratic party, were of fered by ex-Alderman, William J. Kelley :— Resolved, That the Sixth Ward1 Democratic Association, indorses the nominations of Hon. Allan L. McDer mott for Congress, and) Hon. Robert 6. 'Hudspeth for State Senator, and all o*f the gentlemen nominated by the Democratic party to represent the re spective districts from which they come for the ‘Legislature and County Board of Freeholders. These men, all of them, are eminently fit to legislate and administer with ability and thoroughness the offices for which they have been respectively nominated'; and if elected, as they will be, they will be thoroughly represen tative of the people of Jersey City and Hudson county; and further Resolved, That the Sixth Ward Democratic Association, in meeting as sembled, bespeaks for these candidates the united and enthusiastic support of - Its members and of all Democrats, and persons, irrespective of party affilia tions, who desire both local and Na tional government administered in that conscientious, faithful and fearless manner characteristic of Democratic officials. The meeting was unusually well attend ed and the enthusiasm displayed bespoke the true feeling among the Democrats not only of Lafayette but of the entire county. There is a strong determination among the Democrats to concentrate their efforts towards the success of the entire •local ticket, which is expected to go through with a good, round majority. (Last evening’s manifestation demonstrated .that the Democrats felt confident of vic tory. The speechmakers gave encouraging re ports of the outlook. Commissioner •Erickson presided. Routine business was dispensed with and speech-making was soon in order. Every one of the dozen men who addressed the assemblage touched on both National and local issues. The G. O. P. was given a thorough scorching and held up as an, object of pity for the weakness of the present ad ministration. Among the speakers were:—Joseph P. Noonan, Dr. John. J. 'Broderick, Wiliam J. Kelley, Dr. If. Lampson, James Bowen, Anthony 'Hauck and Harry Mocre. The club recently erected a large transparency at Communipaw and 'Pacific avenues. MINKS TO HAVE A RATIFICATION The Minkakwa Club held a well attend sd and enthusiastic meeting last night at An Old and Well Tried Remedy Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup t or children teething should uiways oe used for children white teething, it softens the gums, allays the path, cures wind colic and is the best remedy tor diarrhoea, ■dwenty-tive cento iur tuiiifc headquarters, Danforth and Ocean ave nues. President Fred Fry was in the chair. Matters of importance were laid over until the next meeting. A ratifica tion meeting is looked for within a few days when speeches will be made by prominent men in politics throughout the county. _ LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] SOMERVILLE, Oct. 2, 1900—The Repub lican Convention of Somerset county yes terday nominated H. W. Hoaglan-d for Assemblyman, and enthusiastically en dorsed the Republican platform and Benjamin F. Howell, the Republican nominee in the Third Congressional Dis trict. A mass meeting was held in the after noon. Addreees were made by Lee Fairchilds, of California, and Benjamin F. Howell, of New Brunswick. [Special to "The Jersey City News."] PATERSON, Oct. 2, 1900—The Passaic County Democratic Convention today nominated Frank Van Cleve for Sena tor, and Isadora Klinert, Lester Inglis, John M. Gardner and Michael J. Murphy for the Assembly. FAVOR PACKER FOR SENATOR. [Special to “The Jersey City News."] BORDENTON, Oct. 2, 1900—The Demo cratic primaries were held tonight, and delegates to the Burlington County con vention, which takes place Thursday at Mt. Holly, were elected. The majority of the delegates favor Howard Packer of Burlington for State Senator. ASININE DECISION. Woman Held for Recom mending Medicine to to a Friend. ■Mrs. Josephine Angelo, thirty years old, of No. 348 First street, was arrested last night charged' with practicing medicine without a license. She was arragned be fore Police Justice Hoos in the First Criminal Court, this morning, and re leased on $500 bail. 'Mrs. Angelo was taken into custody on complaint of Mrs. Michael Mustello, of No. 16 Colgate street. The two women have known each other for years and have always been friendly. A few weeks ago Mrs. Mustello became ill. She treat- j ed herself with such home remedies as she had at hand. These failing of the desired result she sought the advice of Mrs. Angelo who suggested some mixture which is made up chiefly of carbolic acid. The dose was to be taken in water. Mrs- Mustello used the dose without water. She took the first of the stuff last night and became very sick. Some of her friends feared she would die and called upon the police. When the details o fthe case were explained to the Chief, Detective Pearson, of the Detective Burau, was ent out on the case. He arrested Mrs. Angelo. The condition of the Mustello woman was not as serious as at first feared and the prisoner was admitted to bail. She is to appear in court Friday morning. Mrs. Mustello suffered severely this morning. She seemed very nervous and she was sent to the City Hospital. REBUKED THE EXECUTOR. Vioe Chancellor Pitney Points Out a Common Mistake Laymen Make' Vice-Chancellor Pitney made his first appearance in the Court of Chancery since his return from his summer vaca tion and was in great shape. He was full of rebukes and scattered them right and left with an unsparing hand. Henry Krause of No. 179 Pavonia avenue, came in for a generous share, which was all the more galling because he was rebuk ed for doing what he considered to be his solemn duty. On February 3, 1899, Jacob Faller, of No. 43 Montrose avenue, died leaving $20,000 worth of real estate and a will. He also left two batches of children, one of six by his first wife, and the other, a girl of six years old, by his widow. To the widow he left nothing cut oft his child with $5 and devised his estate to the six children of his first wife, share and share alike. These six children brought suit to have the real estate partitioned among them. The mat ter was being heard by the Vice Chancel lor when it came out in the testimony that Mr. Krause, who was the executor of the will, had taken charge of the property and collected the rents since Faller’s death. Then Mr. Pitney took the floor. He said that Mr. Krause had no right undpr the will to take possession of the property anTl collect the rents. "That’s a common mistake all execu tors and administrators make,” the Vice Chancellor went on. “They have no au thority to possession of lands only when it is given them by the will and this Court won’t tolerate such action.” He then hastened to say that he did not mean to intimate that Mr. Krause had acted dishonestly or not taken good care of the property. On the contrary the Court thought he had and would allow him a commission on the rents he had collected. The Court ordered the prop erty sold and the proceeds divided among the heirs. COURT OF JERSEY CITY'S BALL Big Event Promised for the Eve of Election Bay. Court of Jersey City, No. 1,836, I. O. F., will hold its annual ball at Columbia Hall, Ocean and Cator avenue, on election eve, Monday, November 5. The advance sale of tickets promises a success. The committee appointed to take charge of the arrangements, Charles Nelson, Chairman; M. Schaeffer, E. Strubel, P. Ernst, W. W. Bruce, H. Becker, G. Butt ner, T. Judge, W. A. Thorp, E. Jellard, J. McGee, J. Brann, C. Seigman, W. A. Blake and W. Brockhausen, is endeavor ing to make the affair the banner event in the history of the court. The other committees are:—Reception— J. W. Scheffmeyer, Chairman; C. Seig man, J. McGee, J. Brann. Floor—T. A. Thomas, Floor Manager; E. Strubel, First Assistant Floor Manager; T. Judge, Sec ond Assistant Floor Manager; H. Becker, Sergeant-at-Arms. The officers are:—James Glasco, Chief Ranger; John Endler, Vice-Chief Ranger; J. W. Scheffmeyer, Past Chief Ranger; W. A. Thorp, Court Deputy; W. W. Bruce, Treasurer; Charles Nelson, Finan cial Secretary; Edward Strubel. Record ing Secretary; Dr. West, Physician; M. Schaeffer, Chaplain; P. Ernst, Senior Woodward; O. A. Knapp, Junior Wood ward; J. Shea, Senior Beadle; W. J. Walker, Junior Beadle. ORGANIZED AID SOCIETY. Meeting of Third District Friendly Visiters Yester day Afternoon. A meeting of the friendly visitors of the Third District connected with the Organ ized Aid Association, was held yesterday afternoon in the parlors of the First Presbyterian Church on Emory street. The Third district includes all the friendly visitors covering the territory be tween Montgomery street and Bayonne. The Rev. Dr. Stoddard is Chairman of this committee, but was unable to be pres ent, and In his absence Mrs. S. E. Dar ling, assistant chairman, presided. It was the first meeting of the district held since July, as appeared from the Secretary's re port. During the interim nine new cases have come up, four for employment only. These four were referred to a standing committee on employment. The others are special cases and were referred to the agent, Mrs. Badgley. All cases of investigation for other societies and non-district cases will here after be treated at the Application) Bureau, Montgomery and Washington streets. Only cases of applicants who re side in the district are to be considered by the district committees.. The following friendly visitors reported on special cases under their Individual care:—Mire. Willard Flak, Mrs. Brice Col lard, Mrs. Henry Chandles, Mrs. Short ridge, Miss M. MeNaughton, Miss Isabelle W’est, Miss Jane B. Austin. An appeal was made for clothing for boys from five to twelve years of age who cannot attend school on account of lack of clothes. All donations may be sent to Mrs. Brice Collard, No. 56 Clinton ave nue. The meeting adjourned subject to the call of t'he chairman. At the next gather ing Mrs. Strickland, of New York, super intendent of the New York Application Bureau, will jjive an address. OUR WATERCONTRAGT East Jersey Must Continue to Supply Us. There does not seem to be any occasion for alarm over the turning off of the water from Canistear, which has been supplied to Jersey City by the East Jersey Water Company. The company is obliged, to notify the city three months before the expiration of its continuous contract, and the city is obliged to give the water com pany a year’s notice that the contract will be discontinued. Neither notice has been given. Under the terms of the contract with Newark the East Jersey Company has the right to dispose of the surplus water and it is from this surplus that Jersey City is getting its supply. The East Jer sey will continue to serve Jersey City with water while the new water plant now in construction by Contractor Flynn is com pleted. THE WEISZ-HAMBURGER BENEFIT Programme to Be Given in Colum bia Hall Next Week. At the benefit to Otto Weisz-Hamburger which will be held at Columbia Hall, Ocean and Cator avenues, Tursday even ing, October 11, there will be a programme of unusual excellence. It will Include both local and professional talent. The programme will be as followsPart I—“Engagement Under the Lantern,” an operetta in one act, taken from the French by Michael Carre and Leon Bat tu, by members of the Dramatic section of the Greenville Theatrical Veterans. The cast of characters follows:—Peter, a not overbright farmer, H. Gautier; Llese, his cousin, a lovesick damsel, Miss J. Sten gel; Anne Marie, Mrs. M. 'Weisz-Ham burger; Catharina, Miss H. Weisz-Ham burger; a village guard, peace-loving and lame, Otto Weisz-Hamburger. Scene— village ill the Bretagne. Part I—“The Artist's Model; or. One at a Time." The original two act farce, by Neville Lynn, by the members of the Catholic Lyceum of Greenville. The cast will Include the following numbers:—Bel videre Brown, an artist, Harry J. Walsh; Framlingham Higgs, an art decorator, William F. McKenney; Mrs. Mount Stew art Jones, Higgs' sister, Miss N. O’Lough lin; Helen Mount Stewart Jones, her daughter, Miss M. Mahoney; William Bloater, the model, Mr. George B. Riley. Scene—Brown's studio. Dancing will follow the performance. BIGAMY NOT PROVED. Wife No. 1 Didn't Appear, So Atche gon Was Acquitted. The expected sensational developments at the trial of John J. Atcheson, for bigamy, did not materialize. Wife No. 1, who had promised to be present and testi fy against her faithless liege lord did not put in an appearance and; at the con c!-sion of the State’s case Lawyer Will iam H. Speer, Jr., moved for the direc tion of acquittal. There had been no proof of the first marriage adduced and Judge Blair granted the motion of the defend ant’s counsel. Wife No. 2 testified that she was Miss Alice M. Woods, of No. 321 Van Nostrand avenue, 'Brooklyn, when she met Atcheson two years ago. She was a typewriter and he worked in the same office. On Janu ary 11 of this year they were married by the Rev. Dani'el Kemble, D. D., of No. 12 Wayne street. Dr. Kemble corroborated the story of the marriage. Dr. George S. Pratt, a Protestant Epis copal clergyman of New York, testified to having maried Atchison to another woman at his parsonage on February 12, 1898. The woman was slim and undersized and had light hair._ ELECTION DAY BONFIRES. Greenville Youths Are More Than Usually Anxious. The residents and' storekeepers of the Greenville section have of late been the victims of 'barrel thieves. The attention of the police has "been called to. tlhe thefts. The thefts are committed- by gangs of youths, who desire to celebrate election day with large bonfires of boxes and bar rels stolen for the occaston. Some of the residents not only mourn the loss of their ash receivers but have to clean the side walks and. gutters in front of their homes of ...e garbage emptied fro-m the barrels, which is very annoying. If the thefte continue an example will be made of the first offender caught. LORO KILLED HIMSELF. Hired a House in Mt. Verj non and Turned on the Gas. MOUNT VERNON, Oct. 2, 1900.—After hiring an empty house and putting gas in it for the express purpose of killing him self, Robert McCurdy Lord, a retired banker of great wealth, carried out his design in this city. His dead body was found early this morning in the bathroom of the cottage at No. 34S Summit avenue, Chester Hill, the fashionable residential section of this place. The end of a gas tube was in his mouth. Lord, was thirty-eight years old, retired' ■from business' and lived with, his wife and two children in Bayonne. He had' been ill for some years, 'he and: hds wife mak ing a tour of the world a year ago in queat of health. It was said, too, that he hadi lost money recently in speculation. Lord made the most careful preparations for his death. He hired the cottage a week ago. Why he chose this town as* the scene of his suicide Is not known. He had a gas meter put In the house with, a pro jecting cock in the bath room, so that a rubber tube could be attached. He was last seen on the street Saturday by Policeman Atwell. It Is thought he killed himself Saturday night. Henry T. Lord, a brother of the dead man, of No. 567 East One Hundred and Seventy-eighth street. New York, got a letter yesterday from Robert. It was dat ed September 29 and read substantially as follows:— Dear Brother—You did not meet me today. I have hired a house at No. 348 Summit avenue, Mount Vernon, and if' you come there you will find me in the! bathroom. Tell Annie. ROBERT. Henry sent immediately for the Rev. Frederick M. Kinkus, pastor of the Trin ity Church, Bayonne. The dead man was a member of that church. The minister arid the dead! man's brother reached her at midnight. They got Policemen Atwell and Deveaugh. They all went to the cottage. The doors, were locked and the windows fastened. The policemen burst in the doors. The house was full of gas. The men were almost overcome. CATHOLIC CLUB NEWS. List of Cvonts for October Announced Last Night. At the meeting of the Catholic Club di rectors, last evening the events for the month of October were announced. They are:— October 3, ladies’ night; 10, ladies’ night; 17, opening reception, euchre and dance; 23, quarterly meeting; 24, ladies’ night, prize bowling; 31, ladies’ night. The Board of Directors are:—Honorary President, Rev. B. Henry Ter WCert; President and Treasurer, Rev. D. J. Brady; Secretary, James T. Mackey; M. H. Craven, Frank McNally, Henry T. Nu gent, Charles J. Carroll, A. J. Corcoran, Dr. T. E. Smith, Joseph Duane, James J. Ferris, James A. Kelly, Miah J. Sweeney, John Hennessy, Hugh Coyle, Charles E. Cassidy, Cornelius J. Cronan, Dr. J. B.' Farrell. The committees are:—Entertainment, Dr. J. B. Farrell, Chairman; George Irv ing, James Duff, Joseph Bigalke, William Datz, William Higgins, Timothy Healy. Dramatic—Miah J. Sweeney, Chairman; J. A. Buettner, James F. Farreh. House— James J. Ferris, Chairman; Peter Clerkin. Membership—James T. Mackey, James J. Ferris. Athletic—Dr. T. E. Smith, Chair man; James Doyle. Library—Frank Mc Nally, Chairman; John Egan. Billiard —James A. Kelly, Chairman; John B. Reilly. Bicycle—John R. Hennessy, Chair man; John Ferris, Michael Joyce, Frank C. Keep, Charles Sweeney. Press—James T. Mackey. . A reading circle to be known as ’’The Catholic Club Reading Circle of Jersey City,” affiliated with the Catholic School of AAmerica, will be organized. Ladies or gentlemen interested in self culture and wishing to Join such a movement will leave their names with the President or with the clerk at the desk. If the number Justifies, the circle will be immediately inaugurated. An orchestra will be formed in the club. Those wishing to enroll as members will leave names with clerk, instruction gratis. The gymnasium will be open Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. The dramatic union will met for rehearsals Tuesday and Friday evenings. The bowl ing alleys will open Saturday evening, September 22. TRAVELERS’ CLUB. Interesting Meeting on Russia Held Last Night at Mrs. Thompson's. The Travelers* Club opened Its seaso-n last night at the residence of Mrs. A. Thompson, No. 88 Clifton place. Both at tendance and programme were excellent. For this year’s study th'e Travelers have chosen1 Russia, and Mts. Charles Vail made the opening- speech, giving an out line of the journey. She spoke of the im portance of studying Russia aFthe pre sent time on account of her relations in the Chinese trouble, and then gave a few of the physical features. Miss Whdnyates followed this up with an historical sketch, Mrs. Thompson fj&ve the social conditions; Mrs. Vail gave the industries and commerce, and Miss Ros seau finished up with a talk on Russian religion. After the programme a half hour was spent in social chat, and the club ad journed to meet again at the residence of Mrs. Charles Vail, No. 61 Harmon street, oh the evening of November 4, when the government system of punishment and Siberia, with a review of Tolstoi and his works, will be the subjects under discus sion. Among those present were:—Mrs. A. Thompson, Mrs. Frank Reid, Mrs. Finger, Mrs. A. J. Newbury, Mrs. Cleaver, Mrs. John Hilton, Miss Eitringham, Mrs. D. E. Manton, Miss Manton, Rev. and Mrs. Charles Vail, Miss Stahl, Misses Forshay, Miss Merritt. THROWN FROM WAGON BY TROLLEY In a trolley aceiden that occurred at Garfield avenue and Grand street, last evening, Prank Walsh-, of No. 140 Wood ward street, who was in a wagon driven by George Greetg of No. 12 Summit ave nue, was thrown to the pavement and In jured! about the head and body. Trolley car iNo. 310 of,4,he Newark line bit the wagon whr.le going east. The r.g was smashed in the rear. Green wa® token home by friend*. ON TRIAL. Garrabraadt Is Cool and In different to the Pro ceedings. ONLY THREE DAYS ALLOWED Justice Collins Asks the Law yers to Lose No Time. Seldom has a cooler or more uncon cerned prisoner faced a jury than nine teen-year-old John Garrabrandt, the self confessed slayer of fourteen-year-old 'HenTy Maass, who was placed1 on trial for his life before Justice Collins and Judge IBlair In the Court of Oyer and Terminer tills morning. This youthful murderer sat by the side of his counsel* Alex. T. Simpson, watching with apparent indifference the preliminary proceedings of the trial by which he was to be con signed to the gallows or to a long term of Imprisonment. Never once did he ex hibit the slightest interest in the proceed ings. He was neatly dressed in a suit of light colored material and wore a turn down collar and a light colored -silk cravat. The prison pallor caused by h,s five months' confinement and' the absence of the single curly lock of hair which formerly bung over his forehead1 changed the youthful appearance of the prisoner and he looked several years older tiian when first arrested. Not since the trial of Murderer Edward Clifford has so much public interest been manifested in the trial of a murderer. Long before the Court House bell rang the Court of Oyer and Terminer was crowded and even the gallery at the rear of the room could not contain any more spectators than were crowded into its lim ited quarters. There was a buzz of excite ment just as the bell stopped ringing, and Under Sheriff John Heavey walked up the centre aisle of the Court rooom by the side of the youthful murderer. Garra brandt gazed indifferently at the crowd, In which were many former friends and acquaintances. When he reached the seat occupied by so many murderers who have ended their careers on the gallows he ex tended his right arm to the Under Sheriff to have the handcuff removed. Only once did he ever notice his counsel and that was when Lawyer Simpson addressed a remark to him. Among the spectators were Dr. Corning, the New York expert on nervous diseases, and several other in sanity experts, who closely watched every movement of the young murderer. Dr. Corning will probably be the State’s chief expert to disprove the insanity defence which Lawyer Simpson has announced his intention of setting up. Every detail of the uninteresting pre liminary proceedings'was closely watched •by the spectators, and young Garrabrandt was t'be cynosure of all eyes, although at no time did he appear to be conscious of It. When his eye caught that of another Woking closely at hint he would turn quickly away as if to avoid any inquiry. Shortly after ten o’clock Justice Collins and Judge 'Blair came from the judges’ chamber and the former at once directed! •the Garra'brandt’s case to be called. Prosecutor James S. Erwin announced his readiness to proceed. As Crier George jH. Bowly was about to draw the name of a juror from the box Lawyer 'Simpson, entered the usual ob jection against the panel as irregular. He said there were only one hundred and fifteen names In the box and one was •that of a non-resident. Justice Collins promptly overruled the objection, granted an exception, and the drawing of the jury proceeded. Considerable difficulty was experienced in obtaining a jury. Never before has there appeared such a general desire on the part of those summoned to avoid ser vice. 'Fully two-thirdis of those called asked to be excused. Some produced physieiUns’ certificates, a few saldl they were above the age limit of sixty-five, one pleaded military exemption, and an other exemption as a veteran of the Civil War. The Court, refused to allow the last named excuse, but the others were allowed to Standi aside until it was seen tftqt a trial panel oould be obtained without them. • The jury finally sworn was:—William Meehan, foreman; Lloyd H. Nettleton, Clayland Tilden, Robert G. Lambert, Wal ter Davidson,, Louis W. Lindiblom, Wm. Hagberg. Harry B. Cathness, Alfred Gall man, Henry Kampe, Frank Flentze, Har ry H. Holmes. After the jury had been sworn Justice Collins announced that he would only be able to devote three days to the trial of the case. He said that if necessary night sessions would be held in order to end the trial in that time. Counsel on both sides agreed to proceed as rapidly as possible. Prosecutor James S. Erwin then began Kls opening address to the jury. Young Garrabrandt listened to the State’s law yer's story of his crime with the utmost indifference. Mr. Erwin said that the case was a most important one, and that the State would prove that the murder of fourteen year old Henry Maass by Garra bramdlt was deliberate and: premeditated with robbery as the motive. Garrabrandt, he said, lived with Ms parents at No. 1S2 Eighteenth street, Jer sey Citty, and) at the time of the murder was in charge of a probation officer for a crime of which he had been convicted: and released under a suspension of sentence. The Prosecutor said that the State would show that Garrabrandt lost his position in ithe factory where both' he and Maass ■worked, and in order not to let his father know that 'he had: been discharged Garra brandt determined to rob young Maass of his week’s wages. Maass lived at No. 220 Coles street and worked: for the firm of Sharp & Allen In, New York. ‘'Garrabrandt, ithe State will prove, con ceived the crime several days before he committed it. He selected the woodshed lrr the cellar of his horn as the death chamber and make a blackjack out of an j oval piece of lead and then procured a piece of clothes line, intending to strangle ■Ms victim should the blacjack fail,” said the Prosecutor. ■’On Saturday, May 5, Garrabrandt was at the factory where Maass was em ployed and Induced the younger boy to get excused for the rest of the day on the plea that his step-father was ill. This done it was an easy matter to lure his youthful unsuspecting victim to the Gas for Heating. 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Hudson County Gas Co. woodshed , which had' been previously prepared for the crime. “According to Garrabrandt’s own story of the crime tol'd in his confession to Chief 'Murphy he told Maass to look be hind a barrel in the woodshed and as the , boy leaned over he struck him on the head with the blackjack and knocked him down. Maass struggled' to get up and begged for his life, but was again knocked down. Garrabrandt then tied Maass ’s hands with a piece of tar rope and robbed him of $3, which the boy had just been paid for his week’s work.” Mr. Erwin then told of the finding of the body of the murdered boy, the flight of Garrabrandt and his arrest at his aunt’s home at West Nyack, N. Y., anu his sub sequent confession to Chief of Police Mur phy. He complimented Captain John P. Kelly and his subordinates of the police department who had aided in the capture of the young murderer. Architect Louis H. Broome was the first called. He ideiltilied as correct a map of the cellar of No. 182 Eighteenth street, where the murder had been com mitted. Officer Patrick Gordon testified to hav ing met Mrs. Garrabrandt on the even ing of the murder and to her informing him of the crime that had been com mitted. Michael J. Cassidy, real estate agent of the building in' the cellar of which the murder was committed testified to the breaking in of the woodshed door and the finding of young Maass’s body. Captain Kelly told of the pursuit of Garrabrandt, of his arrest at Nvack and his subsequent confession of the crime. Chief of Police Murphy was on the stand at recess. STATE SEWERAGE COMMISSION. WHY IS THIS ? Every evening- about seven o’clock a number of young men, whose years range from sixteen, to twenty-two, congregate on the steps of the Greenville Reformed Church; Dan forth and Ocean avenues. They not only expectorate upon the side •walk and steps but use vile language and insufit pedestrians, who most of the time have to walk around the gang In ordef* to pass by. Meeting to Consider Means for Pre venting Passaic Pollution. The State Sewerage Commissioners held j a meeting yesterday afternoon in its office in the Davidson Building and dis posed of some business of interest to various municipalities throughout the State. The threatened trouble over the new sewers which are being built in Bridgeton turned out to be no treuble at all. Sometime ago the Board received word that Bridgeton was building some new sewers without submitting the plans to the commission as the law requires. Boyd 'McLean the secretary of the Com mission was directed' to communicate with the authorities of the South Jersey city and find out w'hat they meant by such conduct. J. B. Potter, counsel for the town replied that the new sewers were not really new sewers, but exten sions of the old system, which did not come under the jurisdiction of the Com missioners. As Mr. Potter’s explanation was correct the incident was declared closed. One hundred and twenty-nine citizens j of Bed Bank sent a complaint to the Board that the water of the Navesink River, which laves the shores of their picturesque village, were being polluted by public and private sewers. The Board through Secretary McLean called the at tention of the Town Commissioners to the complaint and said that if the Com- ; missioners would let them have the Town Hall for that purpose it would come to Red Bank and give a public hearing on the complaint. Aside from having the communication of Secretary 'McLean read at its last meeting the Town Commis sioners took no action in the matter and at yesterday’s meeting the Commissioners decided to hold the hearing next Monday at the office in this city. When in last May the Sewerage Com mission served notice on the twelve •municipalities who are held primarily re sponsible for the pollution of the Passaic River that they would have to stop emptying their sewage into the stream, the Mayors of those municipalities form ed organization for the purpose of decid ing whether they would take joint action in complying with the law. John Hinchliffe, Mayor of Paterson, and a member of the Commission was made chairman of the organization. Mr. Hinchliffe announced yesterday that the organization would hold a public meeting in the City Hall. Passaic, on Wednesday, j October 10, at 2 P.M. It is expected that the Mayors and engineers of the various municipalities will be present. THREATENED TO KILL HIS WIFE. Burly Negro Was Not Pleased When She Disagreed With Him. Patrolman Barns, who was on duty in Little Italy last night, was startled about 10 o'clock by the screams of a woman call ing for help and begging some one not to kill her. The officer quickly reached the woman's side at the corner of Railroad avenue and Merseles street. She pointed to a man who was running toward them, and said he had attempted to shoot her. The man was William Younger, twenty eight years old, a burly negro laborer, of No. 69 Merseles street. The woman was his wife. Mrs. Younger carried a young child. They had disagreed early in the evening and angry words were exchanged. Final ly, Mrs. Younger says, her husband drew a loaded revolver and threatened to kill her if she did not “shut up.” She fled for her life. Before Younger followed his wife into the street he. dropped the revolver on a sofa, where it was found by ther police man. It was loaded. Police Justice Hooa fined Younger $10. WEATHER INDICATIONS ST. PAUL’S CLUB'S NEW QUARTERS All the Members Turned Ont Last Night. The capacity of the temporary quarters of St. Paul's R. C. Club, on Rose avenue, was tested last night, when the members attended in large numbers the regular meeting of the popular organization. President Joseph Duff presided. The unusual attendance showed the in terest taken in the rental of their new quarters, which were opened yesterday. The present quarters were recently va cated by the Neptune Club. The Ad visory Board, composed of Joseph Duff, Frank Rohrerjbeck, Sr., and John P. Mooney, ba-d personal charge of the ar rangements for the new house,, and they were oommended by all for their untiring efforts in securing a suitable meeting place. The bowling alleys and the billiard and pool tables are being made over. They will be in excellent shape by the time the new clubhouse is occupied. Arrangements are under way for the production of the play, “Gettysburg, ’63,” which was such & success last year. It will be held in the hail on the evenings of October 23, 23 and 24. WHITTIER HOUSE PRO GRAMME. Afternoon Tea to Be Held Every Month and Sale In November. At a meeting of the auxiliary commit tee of Whittier Settlement, held yester day afternoon in the Whittier 'House par lors, it was decided in order to increase interest in the settlement work and give the workers more opportunity to further their acquaintance, that an afternoon tea should be held at least once every month, the first to take place the first Friday in 'November. These teas will be held at Whittier House and will be in charge of a committee consisting of Miss Bradford, Mrs. Brush, Mrs. Creveling, Mrs. Davey and Miss Perry. It was also decided1 to hold a "Thanks giving sale,” a so^c of fair, where all sorts of Thanksgiving edibles could be purchased for the family Thanksgiving feast by those who either do not care to do their own cooking or have not the op portunity. There will also be placed ort sale cooking utensils, table linen and all sorts of dining accessories. For this pur pose Mrs. Davey has offered her resi dence, Boulevard and Tonneie avenue, and the sale will be 'held the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, November 27. CIRCUIT COURT CASES. Circuit Court cases:— October 3, Nos. 200, 174, 175. NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 1900.—Forecast foB thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M., on Wednesday: Tonight and Wednesday, fair; winds northeast. Hartnett’s Thermometri eal Report October 1. Deg. iOctober 2. Deg. 3 .P. At. 08! 0 A. M.«T 6 P. M. 6S| 9 A. M.«9 9 (P. At.86'12 noon. SO ,12 midnight.65| DIED. DICKSON—At Saratoga, N. Y., on Friday* September 28, 1900, James Dickson, aged sixty-two years. i Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services ort Tuesday, October 2, at S P. M., at his late residence. No. 167 Whiton street. Interment at convenience of family. FUNSTON—In this city, on . Saturday, September 29, 1900, Fanny SlUick, daughter of George S. and Mary L,. Funston, aged twenty-two years. Relatives and friends of the family ara invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday, October 2, at 8 P. M., at the Centenary M. E. Church. Pavonia avenue. Interment on Wednesday morning at convenience of family. HETHER1NGTON—Suddenly, on Sunday, September 30, 1900, Lavinia M., daugh* ter of James and Mary Hethertngton, Relatives and friends of the^ family ara invited to attend the funeral on Wednes* day, October 3, at 2 P. M., at her late rest* dence, No. 42 Tuers avenue, Jersey City, Heights. COIL OF RO PE STOLEN. Three Youths Charged With the Theft Once Are Being Held. Jacob Fry, eighteen years old, of No. 222 Conover street, Brooklyn; Edward Matthews, seventeen years old, of No. 87 Dykeman streW , Brooklyn, and Stephen Metcalf, fourteen years old, of No. 231 Conover street, Brooklyn, were arrested yesterday afternoon by Detective Frank Bennett of the Fifth precinct station, on complaint of Edward Gorash, at the foot of Linden avenue, better known as Lin den Beach by lovers of bathing. Gorash charged the men with the larceny of a coil of rope valued at $4 which was in his boat just previous to the time it was found in the possession of the thieves. The youths when brought to the station house stated that they came over in a small boat from Brooklyn. Several depre dations of this kind have 6een committed j i lately, and Captain Nugent and Detective i Bennett Will ascertain whether or not the ! prisoners are implicated in them before they come to trial for one. Rats as Swimmers. Rats are fine swimmers. They are near- j ly as much at home in a swollen stream ; as they are in the placid cellar of a well- | stocked mansion. In fact the whole rodent 1 family, including mice, squirrels and other i species, learn to make themselves at home I in the water when necessity requires it. They Collect Boots. The Northampton Corporation has de cided, to purchase a collection of 310 speci mens of boots for the museum, says the London “Daily Mall.” The collection will, says the “Municipal Journal," make the ( series of specimens practically complete, as showing the history of the shoe craft in Great Britain. Lawyebs Desiring Expedi tion. Neat Work, and Accuracy in the printing of «-♦ X>AW W'oRK 9~.9 K&ould secure the prompt delivery and moderate priced service of The Jersey City News n , --- — .—. , ■ 4 . , XTA-TTEBS OF F*CT —New Jersey's best flour costs 25c. more ' per oarrel than ordinary flour, but worth a dollar extra. Wholesale only at I>. K. Cleary Co.’s stores. 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