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ONE CENT ■ ONE CENT LASTEDmON. LAST EDITION. vo1- X1L"N0—34-]- "PRICE one CENT. Hudson’s Democracy Starts the Campaign In a Blaze of Glory. ENTHUSIASM TO BURN Leader Davis Makes a Con vincing Arraignment of the Republican Press. THERE IS NO DISCORD Allan L. McDermott Gives a Plain Statement of the Issues. HUDSPETH STANDS ON HIS RECORD State Committeeman Gourley Acts as Chairman and Praises Hudson and Her Leader. The formal opening of the Democratic campaign in Hudson county took place at St. Peter’s Hall last night. That splendid edifice was crowded with nearly two thou sand enthusiastic Democrats and a num ber of Republicans. Chairman William B. Gouriey of the State Democratic Committee, presided. Stirring addresses were made by Allan L. McDermott, can didate for Congress; ex-Judge Robert S. Hudspeth, candidate for State Senator; James Hamill and others. On the stage were seated:—Robert Davis, the speakers above mentioned. Dr. Xevin, James Billington, candidate for Freeholder, Alderman Muller, James Kelly. Police Justice James Murphy, G. G* Tennant, John P. Egan, Eugene Devitt, John A. Dennin, Michael B. Holmes and William J. Moran, candidates for Freeholder; Colonel Robert G. Smith, Alderman McBride. City Attorney John Wahl Queen, William J. Davis, Abe Xaar. Eugene Leake, Michael Kelaher, Frank M. Case, Sr., Norman L. Rowe and others. There was no grand hurah air baout the meeting. Every seat in the big auditorium and in the wide gallery that almost en circled It seemed to he occupied with serious thinking voters. Generally speak ing it was a quiet assemblage. One or two enthusiasts who interrupted speakers were quietly hustled from the scene by the police. The eloquent speakers -were listened to in a manner that betokened' intense interest on the part of the audience. It was principally when the speakers in some inspired oratorical flash struck a keynote on the subject of “im perialism” that they met with a response In the shape of applause that almost shook the solid structure in which the aeeeting was held. Robert Davis called the meeting to or der. Before introducing Mr. Gourley as chairman of the meeting Mr. Davis de clared that there was no dissatisfaction and no ill feeling whatsoever between the State Democratic Committee and the County Committee, and that both were working together in harmony, despite the efforts of the Republican press to show that such friction existed. He said the Republican press of the city and State had tried hard to create dissatisfaction in the Democratic ranks, but that they could not succeed. “We here in Hudson,” he said, "intend to roil up an old time magnificent major ity. There are no two factions in the Democratic party in this county or State. There Is no gold or silver faction. We are united and will fight for victory.’’ Allusion to McDermott was wildly cheered. When Mr. Gourley stepped forward after his introduction as chairman he received an ovation. The cheering and' applause were prolonged. He said he was profoundly grateful for the compliment. He felt the.t Hudson county would give the Democratic candi dates 15,000 majority. He asked- where could the Democratic party of the rest of the State and its leaders look for counsel and cemfort if not from Hudson and from Robert Davis. Who, he asked, gave better support to the party in ’98 and ’99? Mr. Gourley declared that the party was stronger in the State than it ever was be fore. Every day it was getting stronger. Hudson, he declared, would again point the way to put New Jersey In the Demo cratic column. In introducing Allan L. McDermott Mr. Gourley alluded to him as a gentleman who in glorious days when the State was In the hands of Democracy victoriously emerged from al most every conflict in which he was en gaged—a man eloquent of tongue and pos sessing a sagacious head. The cheering was loud and long as Mr. McDermott stepped fqrward. He thanked the audience for the warmth of his re ception. In every campaign, as in' every law cAse, he declared, there was a vital or deciding issue. He appealed to the aud ience as a jury. "It is not an uncom mon thing.” he said, “to say that this Is not an important election. I say that An Old and Well Tried Remedy Mrs. Winslow's Soothinz Syrup for children teething should aiways oe used for children wni.e teething, it softens the gums, allays the pain, cure* wind colic and is the beet remedy lor diarrhoea.. Twenty-five cent* per Itl s tho most important one in tills generation, Not since guns were stopped at Appomatox has there been such an Important election. This fact is recog nized from San Francisco to New York. If we are vigilant we will elect Bryan and Stevenson. We in <New Jersey pur pose to have out share of the glory. If we believe in Democratic government we want to make our party the dominant political p*ty.” Mr. McDermott predicted that the electoral vote would be cast for Bryan and Stevenson. He was interrupted at this point by a Republican enthusiast. The enthusiast was quickly hustled from the scene, in accordance with Chief of Police Murphy's orders to 'his men to al low no disturbance at any political meet ings. "You needn’t put him out,” said Mr. McDermott. “The only man we want to put out is William McKinley. ” (Ap plause.) Mr. McDermott discussed trusts. He de clared it was wrong to make men rich by legislation. The trouble about high, tariff was the tendency toward corup tion. Men like Carnegie got more than any man should have. Concerning me placing of tariff on Porto Rican goods, the speaker said; this government had no more right to do it than to place a tariff on goods imported into another State from Arizona, New Mexico or Oklahoma. It was one at the behest of the sugar barons. He said he objected to such taxation. The constitution he de clared gave them no more right to Im pose such a tax than it gives .to Phila delphians the right to tax goods sent or taken there from New Jersey. This prin ciple, urged the speaker, relegated minor questions to the rear and in settling it the county should be guided by the standard of Thomas Jefferson. Mr. McDermott reviewed the history of the Sugar trust for the past twelve years, and told how' it had grd- a to such an ex tent as to crush out all o. vsition and se cure Its own price. He also Alluded to the Coal Trusts and Oil Trust. "Individuality is dead in American com merce. Sympathetic bonds between em ployer and employe are dead. This is not an advance step in civilization,” he de clared. Mr. McDermott occasioned considerable laughter in alluding to the fact that Han na was perspiring in the interests of the miners in the coal fields of Pennsylvania. He said he had no objection to the accum ulation of capital if honestly acquired. But capital, he said, was working over time in buying votes. He called attention to the Oil Trust as an organization that extended from Maine to China. He also referred to the fact that the Steel Trust had with in the past few days thrown out of employment 35.000 employes. This, he said, affected prosperity and individual progress. Discussing the money question Mr. Mc Dermott declared first that no man had a right to question a man’s right to think. The Senate, he said, could not be changed in the next four years. The financial laws could not be changed in the next four years. On the money question the speak er declared t-hat neither party was right, and neither could alter the law of supply and demand any more than it could alter the harmony of the spheres. No political platform could create values. He referred to the Bland dollar, a creation of Repub licanism. He declared that no Demo cratic Congress would ever debase the currency, and if they attempted it the bill would be vetoed by William Jennings Bryan. Mr. McDerrflott said he did not believe the question of coinage was an issue. That would be regulated by the law of supply and demand. Then he got, down to the subject of imperialism, which he considered the dominant issue of the campaign. He believed that the question was whether this nation should continue a Republic or an Empire. Imperialism, he said, did not mean government by one man, but a central government that held in subjection countries not allowed a voice in the government. He alluded, to the aping by this country of European forms of government, and declared the thousands of American soldiers dying in a climate unfit for them to live in was the first step in the direction of Imperial ism. Republicans called it territorial ex pansion, but a fair name never excused or covered an unfair transaction. The Filipinos, he said, were fighting for pre cisely the same principles as those for which our forefathers fought in the his tory of the American colonies. McKinley and his aids and abettors, he said, would sooner or later shrink from the eyes of civilization. He attacked Senator Bever idge’s announcement, “We propose to hold them for commercial purposes.” “This,” declared Mr. McDermott, "is placing the dollar above the man. The purchase of the Philippine Islands by the country was the biggest gold brick trans action ta the history of nations, We have a coast there to cover greater than, that iof the United States', and he Government will have to establish a bureau of earth quakes. Think of it. It cost us *20,000,000 for the privileges of picking weeds. It will involve an expenditure of millions of dollars a year and will not add' to the exports of this country one hour of manual labor. A nation cannot exist half slave and ‘half free. England holds mil lions in India. We are about to enter upon her career by holding 8,000,000 slaves in the Philippines. No one knows what the conquest has cost. “When we purchased Louisiana France did not relinquish her claim until she saw to it that every citizen of Louisiana should be a citizen of this country. Shall we tread the way of empire that has sounded the death knell of every Republic from the days of the Roman empire? Last year we forced the Republican party to wipe out Algerism. This year we will wipe out McKinleyism.” (Loud and con tinous applause.) >Ir. McDermott scathingly denounced ‘McKinley for saturating the soil of the 'Philippine Islands with the blood of American soldiers in his alleged efforts to “lead the Filipinos to a higher life.” “Don’t you think God would be just as well pleased if we let them work dut their own destiny?” he added. “Charity begins at home. When the time comes that we will have no room here for ourselves it will be time to care about Asiatic savages. Other questions may be left for future consideration, but this question must be settled at the next election. “I have confidence In the Ameican peo ple and believe they will settle it by the elction of Bryan and Stvenson. (Cheers and applause that lasted for several minutes.) It is a greater question than that of 161. I do not belive greed and grasp will be triumphant, and so believ ing pray God that he will save the United State of America.” Mr. McDermott sat down amid the shouts of applause and “three cheers for our next Congressman.” Chairman Gourley next Introduced ex Judge Robert S. Hudspeth. His reception was as cordial as that tendered Mr. Mc Dermott. His speech was short and to the point. It was delivered with the ex Judge's characteristic vim and earnest ness. He said lie felt deeply impressed with the hearty reception accorded him, but felt at a loss as to where to begin after the masterful, intelligent and elo quent discussion of the issues by Mrc. McDermott. Then he launched boldly into imperial ism and said he. felt sure that that vast audience in front of him, gathered in a hall dedicated to Christianity and educa tion', would! set the seal of their righteous indignation upon the present administra tion that threatened to undermine the foundations of this Republic. He said that while sitting there and1 listening to the eloquent Mr. McDermott •he was inspired with the idea that the flag of this country should be cleansed not only of MCKlnleyism, but Hannaism, who, like a eollossus, was sweeping aside the Constitution of the United States, all its precepts anti traditions. As to the war with Spain the people of this country were restrained by Mr. Han na until the blowing up of the battleship ■ Maine, and after the treaty was signed it was declared that the inhabitants of the conquered countries should have the immunities of citizenship. But Hanna got the ear of McKinley, and it was pro claimed that the Constitution did not fol low the Flag. The ex-Judge declared that this country was being made cats paw for European nations, particularly England. "I am opposed to the United States be coming a cats paw of Great Britain,” lie declared, amid thunderom applause. In closing a brilliant speech the ex-Judge said solemnly that he had never perform ed any public act that he did not consider an eminently proper one, and he was will ing to stand or fall by his record. The Hon. Mr. 'Hunnecker, of Connecti cut, and James Kiamili also addressed the meeting and stirred the audiience to the highest pitch of enthusiasm. Mr. Hun necker discussed the coal strike in- Penn sylvania and declared that those who were howling so muchi about the full din ner pail didn’t forget in the ‘Homestead strike to half till them with bullets. Mr. Hamill spoke on the subject of imperialism and stirred his audience by his forcible and eloquent presentation of facts in connection with that subject. He was roundly applauded. The Eighth Ward Led With 1,400 Names— Second Came Next. The first day's registration yesterday was larger than usual. This is probably because it is a Presidential year. The largest polling was in the Eighth Ward, where 1.400 names were registered. In the Second Ward there were 1,358 names recorded. The registration in detail was as fallows:— * First Ward—First Precinct, 114; Second, 114; Third, 92; Fourth, 109; Fifth, 142; Sixth, 133; Seventh, 128; Eighth, 158. Total, 990. Second Ward—First precinct, 206; Second, 113; Third, 163; Fourth, 129; Fifth, 66; Sixth, 163; Seventh, 89; Eighth, 187; Ninth, 249. Total, 1,358. ThirdWard—First precinct, 161; Second, 84; Third, 142; Fourth, 138; Fifth, 102; Sixth, 141; Seventh, 131; Eighth, 104; Ninth, 133. Total, 1,160. Fourth Ward—First precinct, 148; Sec ond, 144; Third, 125; Fourth, 143; Fifth, 195; SixtlH 110. Total, 865. Fifth Ward—First precinct, 119; Second, 138; Third, 97; Fourth, 67; Fifth, 129; Sixth, 108; Seventh, 127; Eighth, 44. Total, 839. Sixth Ward—First precinct, 93; Second, 100; Third, 126; Fourtlu 176; Fifth, 211; Sixth, 206; Seventh, 78. Total, 990. Seventh Ward—First .precinct, SO; Sec ond, 79; Third, 133; Fourth, 194; Fifth, 170; Sixth, 161. Total, 817. Eighth Ward—First precinct, 146; sec ond, 137; Third, 148; Fourth, 115; Fifth, 167; Sixth, 199; Seventh, 91; Eighth, 196; Ninth, 122; Tenth, 79. Total, 1,400. Ninth Ward—First precinct, 142; Second 162; Third, 185; Fourth, 134; Fifth, 180; Sixth, 115; Seventh, 113. Total, 1,031. Tenth Ward—First precinct, 77; Second, 111; Third, 72; Fourth, 143; Fifth, 60; Sixth, 105; Seventh, 151; Eighth, 130; Ninth, 63. Total, 912. Eleventh Ward—First precinct, 88; Sec ond, 137; Third, 110; Fourth, 121; Fifth, 155; Sixth, 144; Seventh, 118; Eighth, 157; Ninth, 153. Total, 1,183. Twelfth Ward—First precinct, 111; Sec ond, 122; Third, 159; Fourth, 129; Fifth, 115; Sixth, 182; Seventh, 93; Eighth, 105. Total, 1,016. Grand total, 12,537. THE NINTH’S RACES. Democratic Club Will Hold a Trot ting Meeting. A meeting of the Ninth Ward Demo cratic Club was held Monday night at the clubhouse, corner of Glen wood avenue and the Boulevard. It was decided by the Ex ecutive Committee to hold a trotting meet ing at West Side Driving Park, foot of Duncan avenue, Saturday afternoon, Oc tober 13. The entry list has already been opened and a number of well known horses have been entered. An admission fee of twenty-five cents will be charged, including all privileges. The Committee on Naturalization, through its secretary, reported that its members had assisted a number of people to obtain their papers and given them proper instruction regarding the principles of the Democratic party and the candi dates to be voted for at the coming elec tion. A handsome roller top desk was present ed to the club by Mr. James Billington, who received a vote of thanks for his kindness. Mr. Daniel Y. Lewis was also extended a vote of thanks for an oil painting of William J. Bryan, which now adorns the executive room. James Billington, John Griffin, John Wahl Queen, James D. Manning, Gregory Judge, Henry Higgins, W. J. Dooley and MATTERS OE FACT —Stores, tactorie* and institutions any, now get their supplies as good as any N. T. house at D. E. Cleary & Co.’s wholesale grocery can serve ^hem. Complete stock, low prloea. stores, Montgomery and Greene streets. F. F. Fallon were appointed a campaign committee. Addresses were made by Counselor John Griffin, G. A. Hornecker, Charles F. X. O’Brien and President John J. Mulvaney. After deciding to hold a “stag” entertain ment, October 6, the meeting was ad journed. THE THIRD S BANNER. Great Enthusiasm Displayed at the Raising Monday Night. The Democrats of the Third Ward raised a Bryan and Stevenson banner Monday evening, under the ausnlces of the Third Ward Democratic Club, at Jersey avenue and Sixth street. There was a display of fireworks, which interested over two thou sand people. The banner is an excellent one, being 25x30, and containing the por traits of Bryan and Stevenson. In the centre is the figure of Democracy holding the sword of justice in one hand and the torch of liberty in another. After the banner had been flung to the breeze the crowd adjourned to the front of the Third Ward Democratic Clubhouse on Sixth street, where addresses were made. The speakers were:—Counselor A. F. Gray, Mark Sullivan, Dr. Charles Hen dricks, Louis L. Finke, C. F. X. O'Brien, John Totten, Col. John Oxley and Myron Ernst. Mr. Frank McNally presided at the meeting. The committee which successfully man aged the banner raising was Mr. John P. McMahon, John H. O’Brien, Charles E. Dolan and John F. Connolly. The Vice Presidents were:—Hon. Edward Hoos, Hon. Dennis McLaughlin, Edward Dugan, Dennis Reardon, P. Connolly, C. J. Cro nan, A. Dwyer, Sr., James Davis, M. J. O’Donnell, James J. Ferris, F. A. lvoal hund, James Carlin, Sr., Daniel Moriarty, John P. Feeney, Albert J. Losel, Frank McCarren, P. H. Murphy and John J. Heavey. _ GRANTS ARE SANGUINE. They Say They Will Carry the Seventh for McKinley. At the meeting of the U. S. Grant Asso ciation held last night at its headquarters, Ocean and Neptune avenues, there was an unusually large attendance. President Edward Phelps presided. Campaign mat ters in general were discussed and all the members said that McKinley and Roose velt would receive a sweeping majority In the Seventh ward. The committee in charge of the clam chowder to be held October 10, at the New York Bay House, Wilkinson and Ocean avenues, reported that arrangements were progressing and all indications pointed towards a successful event. The fair, which it was intended to hold early in November, will' not be held. The only social events In prospect are a clam chowder and the reception and dance Thanksgiving eve, at the New York Bay House. After the regular order of business was transacted a social session was enjoyed. THIRD DEMOCRATS TO MEET. There will be a meeting of the Third Ward Democratic Club this evening at the quarters, No. 250 Sixth street. . BRYAN AND STEVENSON CLUB. A meeting of the Bryan and Stevenson Club will be held this evening at its rooms No. 282 First street., GERMAN-AMERICANS TO MEET. The German-American Democratic Club will meet this evening at Pythagoras Hall, Newark avenue and Third street. SEWELL ATjp HOUSE Passaic Man Told to Stop the Wrangling In His County. [Special to “The Jersey City News.’*] TRENTON, Oct. 3, 1900—General Will iam J. Sewell, who is more than ordin arily interested in the success of the Re publican legislative tickets in New Jer sey this fall, as he will come up for re election to the United States Senate n'eoct year, was at the State 'House yesterday to personally give some directions about the canvass. Whether by accident or design he met Wood McKee, the young lawyer, who has been nominated for State Senate, m Pasaic County, and the Passaic man was quickly read a lecture that may result in an ending of the disgraceful wrangle that 'has been on over the Republican shrievalty nomination in his county. General Bird W. Spencer, who also hails from Passaic, was present and came in for his share of the-Camden lead er’s criticism of the doing of the Pas saic Republicans. General Sewell directed that the squab ble be ended by taking John J. plater out of the three cornered fight and then alowing John F. Stuhr and John Wright to contest for the nomination. When General Spencer and Candidate McKee left General Sewell it was with the understanding that they would go back to Passaic and use their utmost en deavors to get things straightened out in the Republican camp there, and the suc cess of General Sewell’s intervention will be watched with much eagerness all over the State. Former Senator William C. Parry, of Burlington county ran up to tell the big leaders that the farmers of his county were not going to bolt the Republican ticket because the silk stocking element of the old town of Burlington had again insisted upon placing one of its number on the ticket as the Senatorial candidate. Mr. Parry admitted that he thought George Wildes, the farmer-statesman, who was beaten for the nomination, would haye been by far the stronger can didate, 'but he expressed the belief that the bucolic Republicans would not leave the party as they- did three years ago, when, under similar circumstances, they turned in and elected a Democrat. It was also stated that both the Hick site and Orthodox Quakers were repre sented on the legislative ticket, and that this would insure to the candidates the support of the great body of Quakers among the old families of the county. Col, Haines, who has been nominated by what are known as the “silk stocking” Republicans of the county, belongs to one branch of the Quaker church, while Charles Wright, who has been nominated on the Asembly ticket, represents the other side. " Despite the assurances of Dr. Parry, however, there was an alr of doubt appa rent on the faces of the big guns over the outlook in Burlington county, and U» be lief obtains that the Democratic ticket will be successful in that district. The warring factions among the Repub licans of Middlesex and1 Cape May coun ties wore not represented in the throng that gathered under the gilded1 dome, and the war in Es*iex county, having been ended by the victory of Major Lentz over Supreme Court Clerk William Riker was rather a dead issue. There were many in the gathering that expressed great surprise over the Water loo that Riker met at the hands of the Essex boss, and the concensus of opinion among the Republicans was that it boded the party no good to have such a man as 'Irfntz acknowledged as the supreme dic tator in the greatest stronghold of Re publicanism in 'New Jersey. Supreme Court Clerk Riker’s defeat Monday evening evidently proved too much for him, as he did not show up at his desk yesterday. PROSTRATED BY DEFEAT. Disappointed Republicans Collapse in Middlesex. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] NEW BRUNSWICK. Oct. 3, 1900.—Ross L. MoDowell, who occupies a political berth In the Secretary of State’s office, and who for many years was recognized as the Republican leader in Cranbury Township, met defeat at the primaries Monday, and was unable to attend to his duties at the State House yesterday. While a crowd of his enemies were drinking over his political defeat in the barroom of the American House, at Cran bury, Monday evening, he was carried in to the parlor of the hotel in a condition more dead than alive. Overwork and the severe mental strain of the contest, together with the crushing realization that many of his friends had proved to be traitors to him, brought about the nervous collapse of McDowell. After hearing of his defeat, the leader who had once been followed by the united party of the township, had not walked fifty yards from the hall, when grasping the arm of a friend, he sank to the side walk in an unconscious condition, the re sult of a.rush of blood to the head. McDowell was working for the Hicks Carson combine in the Republican Sena torial wrangle, and his list of delegates, which he himself headed, was beaten by only four votes. This means that Mc Dowell will be displaced as a County Committeeman. After the election of McKinley, McDow ell was a candidate for postmaster in his home town, but was defeated, and later he was taken into that haven of rest for disappointed candidates for postmaster— the Secretary of State’s office. Unlike John L. Hendricks, who after being turned down for the postmastership in his own town, got a berth in the Secre tary of State’s office and immediately de cided to eschew his county of Bergen, McDowell continued to keep in touch with affairs political in Middlesex county. Hendricks on the other hands is already making rapid strides in local politics, hav ing been elected a Justice of the Peace, without opposition, in the Fourteenth ward. The Republican Senatorial fight in Mid dlesex is one of the most bitter political wars ever held in the State. PARKER RENOMINATED. Republicans of tbo First District Name Him for Congress. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] NII3WABK, Oct. 3, 1900.—Delegates to the Republican Congressional convention for the Sixth district began to assemble in Chester Row Hall yesterday afternoon. The district comprises Newark and. East Orange and the delegates were all chosen at the primaries Monday night, when delegates to the county and ward conven tions were also selected. As it was known long ago that Con gressman Hi chard Wayne Parker would 'be renominated without opposition the gathering took on something the appear ance of a love feast. In fact, the Con gressional nomination was discussed scarcely at ail, the delegates for the most part being engaged in talking over the primary battles Monday night, when George E. De Camp defeated John P. Dexheimer for the Regietership nomina tion. As the actual leader of the victorious forces, -Major Carl Lentz, chairman of the County Committee, was a centre of at traction and he received many congratu lations on the result of the engagement. Major Lentz at the appointed time called the delegates to ordeT and had the call for the convention read. After the reading of the call- had been concluded Major Lentz announced that the Executive Committee proposed Her man Le'hlbach os> chairman of the con vention. The choice of the committee be ing ratified, Mr. Lehlbacb was escorted to the chair. Chairman Robert Johnson, of, the Com mittee on Resolutions, presented! the plat form of the convention, which was adopted. Mr. Parker was renominated on an in formal ballot. MISSIONARY CONFERENCE. Interesting Meeting of Foreign and Home Societies in Rutherford. A conference of the church societies in terested in Presbyterian Missions, both home and abroad, was held yesterday in the Presbyterian Church of Rutherford. Mrs. S. R. Forman, of this city, President of Foreign Missions,.presided, and gave a brief address with plans for furthering the good work. Mrs. Campbell of this city, President -of the Home Missions, also gave a short talk regarding the home Fide of the question. , These talks were followed by a general discussion in which the need of more funds and ways and means of procuring the same were the principal subjects un der consideration. Reports on the work were also given and were most encourag ing. Both Mrs. Forman and Mrs. Campbell are active workers in the First Presbyter ian Church of this city. Dividing a Million. Deep In the coffers of one of the London banks near the Houses of Parliament, says the London “Mail,” there has rested for a decade the scrip for nearly a million pounds sterling. It is the Delagoa Bay Railway scrip. About £100,000 of it belongs to an Ameri can citizen and his assigns and the rest to the English shareholders. It was plac ed in the bank's coffers when the Delagoa dispute was handed over to the arbitra tion tribunal at Berne as a consequence of the seizure of the railway by Portugal In 1889. The United States Ambassador was made custodian of the bonds, and Mr. Choate will preside over the great distri bution. The Berne award was made a few months ago, and the arrangements as to the amounts to be handed to the various bondholders are being concluded. There is good reason to hope that the million be ready for division in a few DEFENCE BEGUN Garrabrandt’s Counsel, Alex Simpson, Says the Boy Is a Degenerate, STATE RESTS ON CONFESSIONS Brings the Murderer’s Own Stories as the Chief Evidence. Handcuffed to a Constable nineteen year-oid John Garrahrandt was brought into the Court of Oyer and Terminer at 9:30 o’clock this morning for the second day of his trial for the murder of his former friend and associate, fifteen-year old Henry Maass, at Jersey City on the afternoon of May 5 last. Justice Gilbert Coll'ins and Judge John I. Blair were on the bench and the trial was 'at onoe begun. When the youthful murderer took his seat Inside the rail the court room, and gallery in the rear were again crowd ed with spectators. Instead of taking the seat usually occu pied by prisoners on trial young Garra brandt occupied a chair at the end of the reporters' table, where he could be ob served more easily. He was dressed the same as yesterday, but seemed a trifle paler s he sat twirling his hat during the examination of the different wit nesses. Several times he smiled at the eallies of counsel, and once, when Prosecutor Erwin unthinkiingiy asked a witness if Garrahrandt had sung at the same time that he played a mouth harmonica, he joined heaTtily in the laugh which broke forth among the spectators. Just before recess the real effort of the defence to prlove the youthful criminal insane was begun, and while Dr. John Dougherty was giving h'is reason for be lieving Garrahrandt insane the defendant was placed in the seat by the side of the witness stand. He smiled almost con stantly and seemed really amused' at the proceedings which must consign him to the gallows or to a long term of imprison ment. It is probable that the defence will be concluded this afternoon and that the case wiill reach the jury by tomorrow evening. It was announced this morning that the case for the defence would be concluded, with the medical expert testimony and that the prisoner would not be put on the stand. This afternoon will probably be devoted to the rebuttal testimony of the State to disprove the insanity theory of the defence. The most interesting features of yester day afternoon’s proceedings were the testimony of Mrs. Christian Garrahrandt, mother of the youthful murderer, and that of Mrs. Catherine Hayes', mother of the boy victim. No sign of recognition passed between the two women, who had sat in adjoining seats from, tho beginning of the trial. The contrast between them was most marked. The mother of the victim, a stout faced German woman of about fifty, was attired in deep mourning. She exhibited no ill feeling towards the youthful slayer of her son, who sat gaz ing at her indifferently as she told what little she knew of the crime that had deprived her of a loved son. Mrs. Garra brandt, mother of the boy murderer, a petite and rather good looking woman of about forty, was fashionably attired in a dress of black blue cloth. A neat black plumed 'hat adorned' her head. She had been subpoenaed by the State to testify against her son and help send him to the gallows. Mrs. Hayes gazed1 almost sympatheti cally at the youthful slayer of her son as she replied as briefly as possible to t'he questions asked by Prosecutor Erwin and iLawyer Simpson. She knew absolutely nothing of the particulars of the murder. She had1 seen her son when he went to his work in New York; on that fateful Saturday morning. She next saw him when he was brought home dead on the following Monday. Mrs. (Hayes said that she had been In the habit of going over to New York and meeting her son coming from work every Saturday. She did not do t'his ora the day of the murder. Tears filled her eyes as she told this. Probably she thought that had she done so her son might 'have been saved. Garrabrandt sat twirling his new brown derby as the mother of his victim' testi fied. When the name of his own. mother was called! immediately afterwards he turned partly around dn his chair and! looked at her as she stepped almost jauntily to the witness stand. No sign, of recognition passed between mother and son, and the youthful murderer exhibited not the slightest interest when ‘he heard his mother flatly contradict the state ments made in bis confession to the police to the effect that he had to'ld her of the murder and she had advised him to go away. The only question asked by Lawyer Simpson in cross-examination was how many children the witness had. She re plied two, John and an eighteen months old baby. Mrs. Julia Coyle, the janitrix of the flat house. No. 1S2 Eighteenth street, Jersey City, where the Garrabrandts lived and in the cellar of which the murder was committed. corroborated Mrs. Garrabrandt’s denial of the mur derer’s statement that he had told them both of the murder. She also positively denied that she had advised him to take young Maass’s body to the Erie Railroad tracks and leave it there to create the impression that he had been killed by be ing struck by a train. She said Garra brandt bad not been in her rooms at ail that day as he had told the police. She had not seen nor heard him about the house that day at all. She did not go to the cellar after the murder a"nd conse quently did not call up the tube to Mrs. Garrabrandt that her wood shed door was open as the murderer had stated she did in his confession to the police. She remem bered giving Michael Cassidy a hammer to break operl. the wood shed down, but was positive that she had given it to him in her rooms. Mrs. Garrabrandt testified that her son had left home at 6:30 o'clock on the morn ing of Saturday, May E. She saw him again after dinner. He said:— ' “Mamma, there’s a boy dead in the woodshed.” ‘.‘I asked, him who it was. He went downstairs answering me, but I could not tell what he said.” Considerable surprise was manifested when at the conclusion of these witnesses’ ■testimony Prosecutor Krwln announced that the State would rest Its case. The earlier part of the session had been devoted to showing that Garrabrandt had made two voluntary confessions to the po lice at Nyaek, N. Y., where he was found after the murder, and another at Police Headquarters In Jersey City. All three confessions were offered In evidence by the State and. although objected to by the defendant’s counsel, were admitted. After recess Chief of Police Murphy gave testimony in relation to the finding of the bound body of the murdered boy. Juryman No. 2 asked some questions about how the body was tied and the Chief explained in detail. Afterwards, at the request of Lawyer Simpson, the Chief illustrated, with the defendant's counsel taking the part of the murdered boy, how young Maass had been tied by Gar rabrandt and how he believed the boy had been strangled with the piece of clothes line, with a stick at the end of It. County Physician Converse testified that young Maass’s death was due to both a fractured skull and strangulation. He told of the condition of the body as re vealed by the autopsy and said that he thought the abrasion on the neck of the victim could have been caused by the rope being twisted as described by Chief Mur phy. Police Captain John P. Kelly told how Detective Daniel Lee had intercepted a telephone message from the young mur derer and how he, the witness, had re sponded to the same pretending he was Garrabrandt’s father. When Garra brandt was arrested at his cousin’s home at West Nyaek, N. Y., he-told the witness that he had killed Mtaass, but didn’t know why. Capt. Kelly said that Garrabrandt had left Nyaek willingly and was not placed under arrest until the State line was passed. 'Mrs. Mary Hlordan, of Nyaek, the young murderer’s aunt was a most un willing witness and had forgotten many things that the Prosecutor wanted her to remember. Justice of the Peace W. W. Whyard, of Nyaek, told of the two confessions made by young Garrabrandt before his depar ture for Jersey City. Witness had himself warned him that what he might say would be used against him at his trial. He was positive that no threats had been made nor promises held out to induce the confession. “Garrabrandt,” the witness said, “wanted to go back to Jersey City and tell all.” He was not told at the time that he was charged with murder, but was told that a murder had been committed in Jersey City, and it was believed that he knew something about it. “Garrabrandt an swered, ‘I know all about. I did it,’ ” concluded Justice Wyard. Lawyer Simpson’s cross-examination did not shake the witness's testimony. The first confession made by the mur derer immediately after his arrest was then read by the Prosecutor, although vigorously opposed by the defendant’s iaw-yer. In this he recites the details of tha murder as already published, and makes the statement that he told his mother and Mrs. Coyle what he had done, and they advised him to take the body to the railroad track at night. “I put my hand in his pocket,” the con fession reads, "and took $3 that was in his pay envelope. I was mad at him be cause he told our boss I was going to shoot a girl in the shop. The girl’s name was Irene Classey. After I killed Maass I ran away because I saw a policeman coming out of the cellar.’’ Lawyer Simpson wanted to have that portion of the confession relating to the robbery stricken out because It tended to prove a crime not mentioned in. the 'indict ment on which the prisoner was being tried. Justice Collins denied! the motion, but granted an exception. A second confession made about an hour after the first was then read. In this Garrabrandt said that' when he arrived at Nyaek he had met his cousin, Miss Riordan, who asked him- if he had been stealing. “I told her I had done worse, I had killed a boy,” the confession, con cluded. William L. Bckhardt, Constable Michael MSdN'icboa and Officer John Wood of Nyaek corroborated Justice Whyard s tes timony that Garrabrandt had made both confessions voluntarily after having been warned of the consequences. Captain Kelly was recalled to give sim ilar testimony, and on cross-examination Lawyer Simpson asked:— “Was Garrabrandt nervous and excited when making these confessions?” “'No,” replied the witness. “Did he exhibit any contrition for his act?” “I was not impressed that way.” “Did he act like a man who had com mitted a murder?” ”Be seemed to appreciate his position and acted much as he does now.” Chief Murphy was recalled and identi fied the confession made by the prisoner at Ponce Headquarters in Jersey City on May 6. Lawyer Simpson objected to it being read, but his objection was overruled. In this confession Garrabrandt said:— “I wanted to get the money without kill ing him, but he died from the crack 'in the head.” He also admits that he had intended to assault and rob young Maass when he met him in New York. When ten year old Samuel Valencia was called Lawyer Simpson objected to his being sworn on account of his inability to understand an oath. The little fellow was put through a number of question by the Court, prosecutor and defendant's coun sel. He said he didn't go to Sunday school but did go„to the public schoool. "What will happen to you If you don’t tell the truth?” tsked the Court. “I’ll go where I get burned,” answered the little fellow. “Where's that?” “To purgatory.” “What is God?” was the easy question propounded by Lawyer Simpson to the ten year old boy. He did not answer and Justice Collins said :— “What would happen to you if you here if you told a lie?" • "I’d get arrested,” answered Samuel. “What woul they do to you then?” “Take me to Snako Hill.” In the laugh that followed this reply Garrabrandt oined with the spectators in the crowded court room and a smile illuminated Justice Collins's face as he rapped for order. The oath was thru administered to the young witness and he told how the night ‘before the murder he had seen Garrabrandt on the stoop of No. 182 Eighteenth street, playing with the slung shot that was afterwards u.sc-d to end young Maass's existence, 111 the cross-examination of this -wit ness Lawyer Simpsln gave the first inti mation of what his defence would be:— “Didn’t Garrabrandt tell you that he saw a man at the theatre the night be fore with one of those?” he asked. "No, sir,” replied the little fellow. The same question was. asked in cross examination of eleven vear old Mary Schwartz, who lived In the same house ■with Garrabrandt. and also saw him play ing with the slung shot the night before. At the conclusion of the State's case shortly after four o’clock yesterdav after noon. Justice Collins wanted the defence to proceed with their opening, but Lawyer Simpson urged an adjournment and as sured the Court that he would be able to i present nil of his side of the case today. LEFT OUT^ COMMA Lack of the Little Punctual tion Mark Causes a Will Contest. FIGHT OYER LOUIS MOHL’S ESTATE Testament Drawn by William McAdoo Said • to Be Defective. The lack of a comma In a wilf has thrown a cloud on the title to a valuable house and lot on Newark avenue, and is responsible for a long drawn* out liti gation in the Court of Chancery, Louis Mohl, formerly of No. 296 Newark ave nue. died In September, 1881, leaving a val uable estate, a son, Loui3 Mohl, Jr., and a step-son, John Messo. The etep-son had four sons and four daughters, and, according to the testimony in the case, the old man was very fond of his step grandc-hhdren. One of them, named John Messo for his father, he adopted, chang ing his name to John Mohl, andf took him to live with him. Mr. Mohl also left a will, which was drawn by William MoAdoo, formerly As sistant Secretary of the United States Navy, who, at that time, was a prac ticing lawyer in this city. By this will he left to three of the step-grandsons *100 each, to Mrs. Katie Dieke, one of the Step-granddaughters, the house and lot, No. 349 Fourth street, Jersey City; to Lizzie Messo and Eva Messo, real es tate at Carlstadt, N. J., and to Fred ericka Messo, the fourth step-grand daughter, *100. The fourth clause of the will left “to my beloved grandson, son of my step-son, John Messo,** the house and lot, No. 296 Newark avenue. There was a comma in the clause after grand son, but none after step-son. Every one at that time thought that John Messo or Mohl was meant, and when he be came of age he took possession of the property. He subsequently sold the house and lot to Joseph Hollerith, who died some time ago, leaving a widow and a son. The legacies to the other step grand children were never paid as Louis Mohl, Sr., left no personal property and all his real estate was disposed of by special bequest. The three step-grandsons were left *100 by the will. They all died, however, and left their legacies to Fred ericka, so now she hold a claim of *409 against the estate, which with interest now amounts to *1,000, and whatever other interest they might have had in the estate. Recently Fredericka became of age and she wanted her legacy. When she found that there was no money in the estate to-pay it she consulted La wyer John Bowen. Mr. Bowen -looked over the will and discovered the absence of the all important comma in the fourth clause. -He said: that there was a comma after “my beloved grandson,” but no more In the sentence so that Instead of reading “my 'beloved grandson, John Messo, which every one accepted the meaning of the clause to be really meant to my be loved grandson, son of my step-son, John ‘Messo,’ ’thus leaving In doubtful which one o fthe four sons of John Messo was "my beloved grandson,” and to whom he really left the property. He advised Fredericka that she had a case, and recommended that she apply to the Court of Chancery to have the will set aside on the ground of its ambiguity. The young woman did so, and filed her bill accordingly. All those who have owned the premises supposed to have been de vised to John, and those having the shad ow of a claim against the property were made defendants, in all thirty. These re tained Horace Allen of Hoboken and Ran dolph Perkins of this city to look out for their interests. The case came up before Vice Chancel lor Stevens yesterday afternoon on final hearing. Several witnesses were examined to show that old Mr. Mohl had adopted John Messo, Jr., and often spoke of him as his beloved grandson. Much testimony was also given to show that It was gener ally understood when the will was made public that young John was the person to whom the testator desired to leave his property. When the testimony was all in the Vice Chancellor told the counsel ts submit briefs to him. The counsel for the defendant do not anticipate an adverse decision after the testimony they presented yesterday. They say at any rate young John is safe. Br another clause of his grandfather’s will the property left to Louis Mohl, Jr., was to go to him In case Louis, Jr., died with out issue. Louis. Jr., committed suicide not long ago and died leaving no childrenl Another person connected with the es tate also committed suicide. He was Se bastian Foller, one of tbe appraisers t( the estate. ONLY HIMSELF TO BLAME. John F. Sherry, thirty-three years old* of No. 34 Erie street, was found uncon scious this morning at four o’clock on Erie street, near Bay. He was removed to the City Hospital, where he regained consciousness. A bruise on the back of his head made the police think ha had been helped down. They found that Sherry had fallen while he was drunk. WEATHER INDICATIONS CNflsJW" YORK. Oct. 3. 1800.—'Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M. on Thursday:—Rain tonight; Thursday fair; winds northeast. H artnett’s Thermoiaetrical Report October 2. Deg. October 3. Deg. 3 P. M.70! 6 a. .\1. 64 6 P. M.69| 8 A. M.15 9 P. M.67; 12 noon.C$ 12 mMrnght.€6| Your best friend can give you no better ad vice than this: “For Impure blood, bad stom ach and weak nerves take Hood’s Sarsa parilla." DIED. JAJCKSON—In this city, on Monday, Oct. 1, 1900, William Jackson, aged 6$ years. Relatives and friends, also members of Sumner Lodge, No. ISO, I. O. O. F„ and Lincoln Lodge. Nv>. 36. K. of P„ are In vited to attend the funeral services at his late residence. No. 63 Belmont ave nue, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 3 P. M.