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VOL XII—NO. 3490.
Democratic Majority In
Hudson County Wiil Be
the Biggest Yet.
Big Meeting at St. Peter’s—
Gourley to Pre
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.
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
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
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
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.
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. _
[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
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.
[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
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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._
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.
Hired a House in Mt. Verj
non and Turned on the
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
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.
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
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.'
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
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.
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
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
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.
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*.
Garrabraadt Is Cool and In
different to the Pro
Justice Collins Asks the Law
yers to Lose No
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
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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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
All the Members Turned Ont Last
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
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.
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:—
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|
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,
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.
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