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ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. VOI, X1I.-NO. 3492. ^ r . vf'S^BICE "^DNfiTcENfr1 ” MORE GUNS FIRED First Ward Democrats Make Initial Meeting In New House Rousing. HOW THE CLUB HAS GROWN Campaign Speeches Made By Good Speakers—Politi cal Notes. The First Ward Democratic Club opened its new quarters last evening at No. 4^ Gregory street, in a blaze of glory. Be sides opening the permanent quarters the club raised a handsome transparency with the pictures of Bryan and Stevenson on it. The exterior and interior of the club house were decorated with the National colors, and the front of the building was illuminated with Japanese lanterns. The fireworks display before the meeting wa^ a magnificent sight and hundreds of peo ple gathered in the vicinity of the club house to witness it. At 8 o’clock the spacious rooms of the club were crowded to overliowing. At the meeting that followed the banner raising, President John Boyle presided. He gave a brief outline of the history of the club and told how it had' prospered since its organization last May. At that time it was organized with a membership of less than twenty members, and at the present day its rolls contain over one hun dred and fifty names of members all in good standing. me nr&t speaker or une evening Mr. Joeeph Keim. He spoke of the ne cessity o£ the members of the club getting out and working for the fall ticket. Mark Sullivan, a young campaign orator, made a very good impression on the large and enthusiastic audience in expressing his views of the issues that confront the voter at the present election. Dr. M’c Murraugh, of Lafayette, spoke of trusts. Street and Water Commissioner An thony Hauek when introduced was given an ovation. He was hailed by the au dience as “Our next Mayor.” Commis sioner Hauck spoke of the excellent ticket put in the field by the Democrats this election, and paid a high compliment to every candidate on it. William J. Moran, the Freeholder can didate from the First ward, when intro duced was greeted with loud applause. Mr. Moran told of his connection with the Board of Aldermen, wh^n he served that body, elected by the Democrats of the lower section of the city. He left his rec ord, during his three years in that office, open to all for investigation. He was con fident it would show that he performed his duties faithfully and fearlessly. He congratulated the members of the club upon their excellent progress and said that should he be elected this year to the Board of Freeholders he would conduct the office intrusted to him by the people for their interest. Charles F. X. O’Brien spoke on the Philippine question. His argument was a sound one, and he was given hearty ap plause. Assemblyman George Tennant was the last speaker. He gave his hearers a good idea of a Republican Legislature, as he witnessed *it during his last term in the Assembly, when good bills were thrown out, and those that were intro duced for the benefit of corporations were hustled through by that party. FIFTH MEETS TONIGHT. All the Committees Are Actively at Work. The Fifth 'Ward Democratic Club will bold a public meeting at its hall, corner Montgomery and Brunswick streets, this evening. Alderman Maxwell, chairman of the Campaign Committee, .has secured' the services of 'William J. Hanna, the boy orator of the Bronte, to discuss the issues of the campaign. Some of the local’ speakers will also be present. The club ’ has a large and growing membership and a good financial reserve fund. There will be arrangements made at tonight's meeting to form an auxiliary club in the northern section of the ward. The Entertainment Committee reports all arrangements are complete for a grand reception to be held in Imperial' Music Hall, October 31. The 'Executive Committee will meet weekly to review the registry and see that every voter is duly enrolled on, the general registry. The Committee on ’Naturalization makes a favorable report and expects to con clude its work this week. In addition to the usual entertainment provided at the meetings there will .be tonight singing by some local talent. The Entertainment Committee consists of Thomas J. Burns, chairman, James J. Tumilty, James F. McCormack, Thomas 'Kermode and Wm. Brasil. Speeches will be made by Joseph P. Tumulty, James A. Hamill, Joseph J. Sharkey, Patrick Hayes, Mark Sullivan and James MteTiernan. REPUBLICAN CLUBS MET. If Possibly to Get Enough Marchers They Will Have a Parade. The ’Hudson. County Teague of Repub lican Outos held a fairly welt attended meeting at Tincoin Hall last night with. President J. Jacob Bechtold of Bayonne, in the chair. The clubs represented were the Third Ward Republican Club, Min kakwa Club, Greenville Republican Teague, McKinley and Roosevelt Cam paign Club of Greenville, Franklin Mur phy Republican Club. U. S. Grant Asso ciation, Hobart Campaign Club of Jersey City, Central Republican Club of Bay onne, Fremont Club, Sixth Ward Colored Republican Club and the Lincoln Union. The secretary was directed1 to communi cate with all the clubs of the county re garding the proposed general parade. Beveral of the delegates present reported Aw Old and Well Tried Remedy Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething should a .ways oe used for children wnbe teething, it softens the j gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic j and is the beet remedy tor diarrhoea, twenty-five cents per bottle. j that the organizations they represented had endorsed the plan ami Instructed them to notify the League of their co operation. The secretary will notify al the other clubs to report on the number of men they will turn out, after which the chairman will call a special meeting of the League to complete arrangement.' for the parade. A vote of thanks was tendered1 to the County Committee for its assistance at the State convention of September 13. After listening to an address on the issues of the day by A. A. de Boneville i!u League adjourned. • HOBOKEN BANNER RAISING. Abbott and Fallon Wor e the Crate of the Evening. Hoboken’s Democratic faithful whooped up things with admirable vigor at a ban ner raising and open air mass meeting which formally opened the campaign in that town last evening. The event was conducted under the supervision of Bryan and Stevenson Club No. 1 at the corner of Garden and Eighth streets. The banner with the portraits of the Presidential nominees and the names of the local district candidates was strung to the wind to the accompaniment of music, fireworks and great noise gener ally. Prom the tail end of a truck the ora tors in attendance then proceeded to lay down to their thousand odd open air auditors the evils of imperialism, trusts and other Republican fostered policies. The stellar attractions of tne evening were Candidates Abbett and Palion. Both put crimps in the tail of the G. P. O. elephant to their own satisfaction and the manifest approval of their enthusiastic constituents. The other speakers were: Nate Horton, Herbert E. Davis. Eugene Devitt, G. P. Standish, John T. Quinn, John Marnell and Boulevard Superinten dent Michael J. Coyle. THE MOUNCEY OUTING The second outing of the John Mouncey Association of the West Side, was held last evening at the Arlington Hotel, Bay onne. A large following of the standard bearer went to participate in the good time. There were about two hundred present. The outing was a success and politics were discussed in almost every fashion. The political complexion of the gather ing is still in doubt. There were repre sentatives there from almost every or ganized party. Some assailed the trusts and imperialism, while others took de light in hammering the free silver theories of Bryan. EIGHTH’S BANNER RAISING TONIGHT One of the biggest Democratic demon strations that the Eighth warders have witnessed will take place this evening at the quarters of the ward club, Harrison and Monticello avenues. A banner will be raised on Monticello avenue. This is the gift of Register James C. Clarke, one of the chief movers in the ward. There will be plenty of speech making, fire works and an abundance of music. SECAUCUS DEMOCRATS’ BANNER The Secaucus Democrats will raise a magnificent banner at Kieswetter’a cor ners on Saturday evening. There will be music and fireworks' and the following speakers:—Godfrey ’Matthews, Colonel Ox ley, K. V. Lutz and Assemblymen Abbett and Fallon. _ REPUBLICAN LEAGUE’S IDEAS. At the meeting of the Greenville Repub lican League held at headquarters, No. 214 Danforth avenue, last night, several of the members expressed their opinion with reference to the campaign and the innumerable issues. Registration day was also discussed. _ M’KINLEY AND R00_SEVELT BANNER There will be a McKinley and Roosevelt banner raising at the Boulevard and Nep tune avenue tonight. Several speakers will be present and a large gathering is expected. STRONG MAY BE NAMED. Republicans of Middlesex May Choose Him for State Senator. [Special to “The Jersey City News.’’] NEW BRUNSWICK, Oct. 4, 1900.—As a result of the primaries held by the Re publicans of Middlesex county to select delegates to the county convention in this city tomorrow it is believed the nomina tion of State Senator will go to Theodore Strong, or, possibly, to C. S. Edgar. The nomination or Strong will be more than pleasing to the Democrats, for they are confident, in that event, of re-electing James H. Van Cleef without the slightest difficulty. The primaries were not without incident, and in every polling place a determined fight was made by the adherents of the three aspirants. The convention will find the delegates split up into three factions to begin with, and this alone does not au ger well for harmony among the Republi cans. In some sections delegates favora ble to C. ,S. Edgar have been named, others have elected delegates who want Fdward W. Hicks nominated, and still other delegates are favorable to Strong. The fight throughout the county is un questionably the crystallization of the long, silent opposition to Robert Carson as the Republican leader. This sentiment has been growing, and Strong has been shrewd enough to take advantage of it, and in that way has many delegates which he would not have otherwise had. SEWELL'S WINK “WENT.” Republicans of Passaic Fell Over Themselves to Obey. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”} PATERSON, Oct. 4, 1900.—John W. Sturr, a former Assemblyman, was nom inated for Sheriff tonight at the Passaic County Republican convention. John Wright, the other candidate, had sixty-five votes, and his friends protested there was a mistake in the ballot. They rushed to the stage, and it took some time before they were convinced they were de feated. Hats, coats and canes were thrown into the air in the excitement of the moment by the Sturr followers. •Pandemonium reigned and ail the dele gates and spectators were in the centre of the hall cheering for their favorites. In all 450 ballots were taken. This broke the deadlock which has lash-, ed since September 18, but when the break came it was with, the wildest confusion. There were ten candidates for the As sembly nomination. The successful ones were Edmund G. Stalter, Vivian M. Lewis, William B. Davidson and Hiram U. Keasler. •Before the deadlock on sheriff occurred the convention had nominated Wood Mc Kee-for Senator and Charles M. King for Surrogate. _ ESSEX REPUBLICAN TICKET Major Lentz Carries Everything With a High Hand. [Special to “The Jersey City News."} NEWARK, Oct. 4, 1900.—Carl Lentz snapped his whip at the Republican Coun tv Convention held at the Krueger Audi torium Tuesday night and nominated this ticket:—For County Register, George E. DeCamp; for Supervisor-at-Large, David H. Johnson: for members of Assembly, William B. Garrabrants, J. Henry Bachel ler, John Howe, Robert W. Brown. Ralph B. Schmidt, Edward E. Gnichtel, William G. Sharwell, Edgar Williams, Frederick Cummings, Robert M. Boyd, Jr., William A. Lord. >- ,- - .. - . IS HE IMBECILE? _ \ Medical Experts Disagree as to Garrabrandt’s Re sponsibility. SOME SAY HE FEIGNS But the Defendant’s Wit nesses Say His Physical Defects Prove His Degeneracy. A battle royal of medical experts marked the conclusion of the trial of nineteen year-old John Ganrabrandt for the murder if Henry Maass, his fifteen-year-old friend, in this city on May o laSst. The question at issue was the mental respon I Ability of the young murderer. Two phy sicians, Dr. Carleton Simon, the expert eriminalogist of New York, and Dr. John W. Dougherty, of Jersey City, were pro duced by the defence, who swore posi tively that Garrabrandt was unable to distinguish the difference between right and wrong—in short was a moral imbecile at the time the murder was committed. The battle Of medical experts over the question of the moral degeneracy of the young murderer was begun shortly after recess yesterday and was still waging when court adjourned at six o’clock last night. The differences of opinion on im portant matters disclosed by the testi mony of the experts was perhaps one of the most remarkable features of this case. Dr. J. H. Dougherty ana ur. i:amon Simon, the experts produced by the de fence, expressed their positive convictions that Garrabrandt was a moral imbecile, incapable of distinguishing between right and wrong. In support of this belief they referred to his malformation of head and body; they said that the peculiar shape of his skull was that of a degenerate; that his ears were indicative of a defective mind; that his actions during the trial were conclusive proof of his imbecility— in short almost everything in connection with the prisoner that had come under their observation tended to corroborate their belief. For the State Dr. J. Leonard Corning, who testified at the inquiry into the san ity of Edward Clifford that he was simu lating insanity, expressed with equal posi tiveness his belief that Garrabrandt’s mind and body were both normal; that the skull formation referred to by the ex perts for the defence was not out of the ordinary, and even if it was would not be indicative of a defective mind; that his ears were in no way remarkable and not at all an evidence of an imbecile brain; that his actions during the trial were but a poor effort to simulate a condition that counsel for the defence and the experts produced by him would have the Jury be lieve the •prisoner was in. The torus palatinus, or long growth in the roof of the young murderer's mouth, which Drs. Dougherty and Simon said was conclusive evidence of an hereditarv impaired mentality, Dr. Corning admitte? was uncommon, but denied that it was in any way a physical symptom' of im becility. He went further and offered to exhibit to the court a similar condition in the mouth of one of the most respect ed and learned citizens of the county, who, he said, was present in the court room. Another important point on which the experts disagreed was the effect of the excessive use of tobacco on the human brain. The experts for the deisgnce said that Garrabrandt had a “smoker’s heart,” that his hereditary condition of embecility had been aggravated by over Indulgence • in cigarettes, and that the abuse of the flagrant weed could not but have a deleterious effect on his brain. Dr. Doming [asimeu LiiaL nc '.uuiu discover from the pulsation of the young murderer any evidences of a “smoker's heart,” that his brain had not been affected by the one hundred to one hun i dred and fifty cigarettes that it had been | testified he had smoked on an average ] each day, that he had never known a case | of insanity resulting from the use of too much tobacco; that it was frequently pre scribed by physicians—in short that it had no effect whatever on the human hrain. To strengthen his contention that the weed wa9 prescribed by physicians, Dr. Corning said that he himself before he had taken the witness stand had smoked a cigar to ease his brain and collect his J scattered thoughts. As this statement j hardly coincided with the subsequent one that tobacco had absolutely no effect on the human brain, the defendant’s lawyer on cross-examination asked how it was that the witness could testify that cigar ette smoking could have no effect on Garrabrandt’s brain and yet admitted that it affected his own gray matter by easing it. This was a hard one for the physician, usually verbose and plenti fully supplied with authorities to support his conditions. He hemmed and hawed a little, but did not acknowledge that either of his statements was wrong. These were only a few of the details i on which the learned experts differed] and each wae as positive of his position, as was the other. Lawyer Simpson's opening address was very brief. He said he realized that it was generally thought that when insan ity was set up as a defence there was practically no defence at all. He asked the members of the jury to overcome that belief if it existed in their minds; to consider that there was such a thing I as insanity, and he promised, before the j defence closed, to prove by both ■medical , and lay witnesses that the prisoner was a moral degenerate of the most pronounc ed type and totally irresponsible when he committed the crime for which he was on trial. The defendant’s counsel said that the atrocious nature of the crime was in it self an evidence of this. He said that young Garrabrandt had been in the habit of smoking about 150 cigarettes a day ever since be was five years old. Experts would be produced' to show the effect the nicotine poisoning had had on the young murderer. Mrs. Betty Severs, of No. 728 Park ave nue, Hoboken, and Mrs. Julia Coyle, the janltress of the house in Eighteenth street, where Garrabrandt lived, were the first witnesses called In the attempt to prove the young murdered insane. Both told of hiss, peculiar actions and pre young children, but their testimony was i unimportant. Mrs. Garrabrandt, mother of the mur* 1 derer, was then recalled- by the defence. She said that her son for the last three or four years had! smoked! between- five and six pa/cks of cigarettes a day. His conduct was at all times peculiar. He was irritable at times and the least thing made him- angry. One time he pulled down the portiere curtains in the house because the witness*..refused to give him money for cigarettes. About three weeks beforp the murder he had grabbed -her by the wrists and almost broken her arms. When the witness remonstrated he said: "Oh, mamma, I didn’t mean to hurt you.” Mrs. Garrabrandt •said that three or four weeks before the murder her son had de .veloped extraordinary destructiveness. He destroyed music and picked the attach ments of her sewing machine to pieces. He associated with children seven or eight years of -age. The witness identified a number of dime novels shown to her as being the property of her son. They had been found in a washetand drawer in his room ofter his arrest. The titles of these books were:-^, “Diamond Dick’s Timely Tip, or a Side Deal at Dawson,” “Diamond Dick Jr’s O. K. or the Keno Club’s Warm Member,” “The Black Tiger,’’ “Tom Wright’s Rival or the Mascot of the Round House,” “The Care of Diamonds, or Jack Gilman’s Revenge,” “Frank MerriweM’s Favor or True as Steel.” Mrs. Garrabrandt testified! that Dibble Garrabrandt w'ho is now serving a life sentence in tlhe Trenton State Prison for murder, was a eister of her husband. She said* that when born her son had peculiar marks on his body, one of which was a hole above the left ear, and another the peculiar formation of his toes. V\ illiam Barry and Henry Trout, pris oners in the ward of the County Jail in which Garrabrandt’s cell is located, told of the strange actions of the young mur derer. Barry said Garrabrandt raised large scabs on his arms by irritating the flesh picking it with his thumb nail. "When told to do so bjr his counsel the prisoner readily bared his arms and showed that they were covered with scabs which he termed “fox bites.” Barry said that on one occasion Garrabrandt had thrown his dishes to the floor and on another had opened his pillow and scattered the feath ers about the cell. Garrabrandt wodre a smile almost ap proaching a grin, as he listened to the tes timony of his fellow prisoners, especially when they declared that they thought him insane. Mrs. William Peters, of No. 182 Eigh teenth street told how on the Thursday before the murder she had found a snake in a bottle and asked Johnnie about it. She said Garrabrandt only laughed and told her it was only boison and if it poi soned the witness that would not be any thing. Mrs. Catherine Quigley, who keeps a candy store on Eighteenth street, gave unimportant testimony about Johnny’s cigarette habit. Dr. John IH. Dougherty testified that he had practiced In Jersey City for four teen years and was an expert on moral imbecility and degeneracy. He said that he examined Garrabrandt three times and had found evidences of abnormal condi tions. At this point Lawyer Simpson told Garrabrandt to take a chair in front of the jury box. This put the prisoner with his back towards Dr. Corning, the State’s leading expert to disprove the insanity theory, who was closely watching every movement of the young criminal. Prose cutor Erwin objected and Garrabrandt was placed, in a chair alongside the wit ness box where everyone interested could obtain a good view of him. Dr. Dougherty then testifled that he had first examined Garrabrandt to test his moral senses and see if they were per verted. He said that the prisoner although he had been at school for a long time was unable to answer correctly sim ple questions in arithmetic and geo graphy. “I asked him why he had killed Maass,” said the physician, "and he said he had seen the same thing done in a play and wanted to try it.” Continuing the witness said he was im pressed by the smoothness of Garra brand't’s face which, despite his nineteen years, was without a vestige of beard. This Was most unusual. Dr. ‘Dougherty said that Garrabrandit’s toes were deformed. He told of the pe culiar shape of t-he prisoner’s head', which he said was that of a degenerate. For the purpose of comparison the phy sician produced a skull which he said was that of a normal woman. Prosecutor -Erwin objected- to its use, claiming a man’s skull should have been produced for comparison The witness saidi that the difference between the measurements of Garra brandit’s forehead and the back of hits head andi th-ose of a normal- person showed conclusively that the former were abnormal. He said' the anterior lobes of the prisoner’s brain were -hampered! in tiheir development. The most convincing evidence of the boy’s degeneracy the doctor said he- had discovered in the boy’s palate. He said) that Garrabrandt had torus palattnus, "a ridge of bone in the roof of the mouth only found dn degenerates.” At this point Garrabrandt was examined by the Jurors and all tihe medical experts present. He cheerfully, leaned: back In his chair, opened! hts mouth, wide and- dis closed) the strange bony formation referred to -by the physician. The first witness called after recess yes terday was John Garrabrandt, father of the prisoner. (Dr. J. H. Dougherty testified that Gar rabrandt's ears were deformed-. There was a complete absence of the lobe. A chart showing twenty-two different kindls of ears, all of the criminal class, was shown. One was similar to Ganrabrandt’s ear, the wLt-ness said. The physician continued: "Garrabrandt has a broad tongue without a point, and | split. These are evidences of degeneracy. The fact that the boy seems amused at the court proceedings was evidence of value as showing weak mindedness.” In conclusion Mr. Simpson asked a. long hypothetical question covering all the points in the case and- the -witness re plied: "I would conclude that such a per I son was not able to distinguish between right and wrong.” ’ "When Garrabrandt did the killing was he unaware of what he did?" asked: (Mr. Brwtn In cross examination. ’tile was unable to distinguish between right and- wrong.” "What was he aware of at the time of wanted to enact it over again." "What do you understand by Nimoeis?” "I never heard the word.” ‘"How did you examine the boy men tally?” "I appealed to his emotional'side and asked if he didn’t feel sorry for what he had done. IHe said ‘No.’ I said, ®Not a ■little hit?’ *Oh, I may have,’ was his re ply. I asked if he could not have re strained himself from striking the second blow and he answered no. ‘You don’t think he can restrain himself at all?” “I don’t say that, but i don’t think he could at the time he committed the mur der." 'On what do you base your Judgment?” ’ On the marks of degeneracy already enumerated.” ’’He oouild write letters to his mother?” “Yes. Imbeciles could do that. I know of a ten year old boy who could perform difficult pieces of music on the violin and did not know a note. “Don’t you think he is simulating now by putting on a smiling countenance?” “I am positive he is not.” At this point the witness examined Gar ■ rahrandt’s head and in reply to 'the Pros ecutor’s questions said that the difference between the back and front was 4 inches and the diameter behind was 7% inches. The longitudinal diameter was 9 inches. Dr. Carlton Simon said he was a crim inologist. Dr. Simon said he had exam ined Garrabrandt on May 7 last with a view of determining his physical and men tal condition. “Did you form an opinion?” asked Law yer Simpson. VI did.” “What was it?” “I came to the conclusion that he was a moral imbecile.” The witness explained that a moral im becile was one incapable of distinguishing between right and wrong. “I found evidence,” continued the phy sician, “that convinced me that he had been addicted to the use of cigarettes from early boyhood, and my impression is that he has been a moral imbecile since birth.” “Is there any divergence in this man’s body from ’ that of the normal type?” Garrabrandt’s counsel asked. “Yes.” “What is ft?” “The fore part of the head has not ceased growing and is now much larger than the bach part, the pupil of the right eye does not respond to distance and light, which shows that the brain is more developed on one side than the other, there is a malformation of the chest cavity that has its effect on the brain by interference with growth.” The witness said that his examination had disclosed that Garrabrant had a “tobacco heart.” "Have you any definite opinion as to what effect the excessive use of cigar ettes would have on the brain of a boy of nineteen?” asked Mr. Simpson. “If any boy takes into his body large quantities of drugs, even not contained in cigarettes, they would have a malicious effect on his life, physiclal and mental.” ' “In the case of a boy who is a moral imbecile what would it do?” It would increase that imbecility.” Prosecutor Erwin's cross-examination failed to shake the witness’s testimony. Dr. Simon declared that cigarette smoking was the most pernicious way of smoking. I(T.._1_i. lln_ IkA 4V.O Prosecutor. "The danger Is from the nicotine. In inhadling it enters more readily into the recesses of the lungs.” Garrabrandt, Dr. Simon said, seemed not to realize the enormity of his crime and that was an evidence of his inability to distinguish between right (ind wrong. “Does he understand what is going on now?” asked Mr. Erwin. “'He may understand,” replied the wit ness, "but he does not appreciate it.” ■'Had he any delusions?” "He had' a delusion about re-enacting the play he had seen and I think he is now suffering from a delusion that po one will hurst him here because he has done no wrong.” The witness thought that Garrabrandt roust have smoked at least seventy cigar ettes a day to bring him to his present condition. He said that kleptomania and phryomania were kinds of moral imbe cility. The Prosecutor asked:—"Don’t you make the moral imbecile the judge of the right and the wrong of his own action?” "Certainly.” Justice Collins asked:—“I understand you to say that a moral maniac is to that ex tent an imbecile?” "When his mania is applied morally.” "In what particular is this person an imbecile?” "In respect to 'his knowledge of right and wrong.” "Does ft only apply to this crime of hit ting on the head.” "No: I think to any condition of moral or immoral action that may be con cerned.” "You think he may be an imbecile in re gard to any act of morality?” “Yes.” At this point Lawyer Simpson asked to be allowed an exception to the question of hitting on the head. The Court said it i would not allow an exception except It was asked for at the time Of the question. W'hqn asked if he wanted the Court’s question to be stricken from the evidence, Mr. Simpson said he would prefer to have if remain. This concluded the testimony for the defense and Prosecutor Erwin called his witnesses In rebuttal. Alfred Sharpe, Gar iabrandit’s former employer, said that the work he was doing required judgment. Alfred Kerr' testified that Ggrrabrandt, who had not seen him in a number of years before, recognized and converged with him at Police Headquarters in Jersey City after his arrest. Captain John F. Kelly and Chief Murphy gave testimony to show that the young murderer appear ed to be conscious of al hl3 acts and re membered everybody after his arrest. Dr. J. Leonard Corning was then called by the State. He found Garrabrandt’s sensibility normal, Witness had asked the boy to strip, but he said his counsel had told him not to do it. Witness said he had applied several tests to the prisoner. "He walked all right then,” said the physician, “but I noticed .in court today that he shuffled." He said he had'applied the tendon-reflex test to see If certain functions of the spinal cord were normal andi he found they were. Dr. Corning said he did not examine Gar rabrandt's head because he did not at tach any importance to such an examina tion. From Ms simple inspection there , best that money can buy should be your - “boosing a medicine, and this is Hood’s It cures when others fall. _ was nothing abnormal in the head or facial expression. Garrabrandt showed no great interest in the examination, but ex hibited appreciation. As to the peculiarly shaped ears of the defendant, the witness said that in the court room were many ears more abnor mal than Garrabrandt’s. “Do you regard torus palatinus as an evidence of degeneracy?” asked the Proc ecutor. “It is so regarded by those who care to accept that view. I don’t,” was the answer. “How about the shape of his head?” “It is as near normal as any I have ever seen." Dr. Corning said that he had discovered no physical symptoms about Garrabrandt denoting degeneracy. He asked questions to test memory and received ready and in telligent answers. His powers of attention and Judgment vyere both good. “Did you discover in Garrabrandt any mental symptoms characteristic or asso ciated with insanity?” “No.” “Did you see any physical evidences of degeneracy?” “Only his palate and that is unimport ant.” “Do you think he was responsible when he committed the murder?” “Yes. He is criminally inclined, but I feel that he knew the difference between right and wrong.” “Do you regard him as a moral im becile?” “Not in the common acceptance of the term.” “Did you ever make a study of moral insanity?” was Lawyer Simpson’s first question on cross-examination. “I know something about.it.” “How many bones in the skull?” “I can not tell off-hand.” Dr. Corning said that he paid absolutely no attention to skull formation as indicat ing insanity and Lawyer Simpson read extracts from leading medical works to show that tihe writers did so regard it. The witness said that the whole human race was more or less insane. “Do you consider the actions of this boy in court the actions of a perfectly sane person?” "All the grimaces that I have observed today I did not observe yesterday. I think he has a full appreciation of his position and is simply feigning. I don’t consider him an imbecile in a pathological sense. I think he is an obtuse boy.” ODD VOLUME CLUB. Election of Officers at Resi dence of Mrs. James Ro bottom Opens Season. The Odd Volume Club opened its season yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. James Robottom, No. 186 Harrison avenue, with the president, Mrs. John Holland in the chair. There was no social programme and no papers, as the programme for the year was not yet complete and the afternoon was devoted to business. Of course the programme was one of the first things to be disposed of, and after the special committee appointed to look after this matter had reported it was accepted as it stood, then passed over to Mrs. John A. Walker and Mrs. Harriet B. Eaton, who will see that it is printed by next meeting and every member pro vided with a copy. It is a lengthy affair on “Literature of the Twentieth Cen tury,” with a separate little programme all complete in itself, specially prepared for every one of the fifteen meetings to take place during the next eight months and perhaps a few "extras.” After the programme came "the election of officers, and Mrs. John Holland was again chosen president for the ensuing year. She has been president of the club ever since its organization about twelve years ago, unanimously re-elected from year to year. Mrs. Prank Cavalli has been chosen vice president, in place of Mrs. John A. Walker, who resigned; Mrs. Henry V. Condict, was elected recording secretary in place of Mrs. Prank Cavalli; Mrs. Robert L. Meyers, was elected corres ponding secretary, and Mrs. R. O. Bab bitt, treasurer. Following the business session was the usual half hour social with refreshments, when it was decided to hold the next meeting at the residence of the president, Mrs. John Holland, at Cold Spring, New York. The club will meet this year accord ing to the custom of former years, every two weeks on the afternoon of Wednes day. STOVE SET FIRE TO LOUNGE. An over heated stove set fire to a lounge in the apartments of M. Lecksley in the three story brick building. No. 90 Bowers street, shortly before six o’clock last evening. The flames were extinguished before much damage was done. The Professor’s Prophecy Failed While a student at Harvard University Phillips Brooks was walking in the yard one day with a professor, who asked him what he intended' making himself. "I am thinking of the ministry," an swered the youth. “Then banish such thoughts,” said the professor earnestly. “Your manner of speech would forever bar you from 'be ing successful in that calling.” Man}’ years later when. Phillips Brooks was onb of the world’s. great pulpit orators, the most expert stenographer In England took down, one of his sermons and said:— “Any stenographer who thinks he has Conquered fast talkers should try Phillips Brooks.”—September “Ladles’ Home Journal.” Why the Bishop Did Not Soold. “A little boy in the neighborhood of Bishop Broks’s house in 'Boston was one day mischievously ringing door bells and running away before the doors were opened,” says a writer In the September “'Ladies' Home Journal.” "In pursuit of this amusement he ran up the steps of the Bishop’s residence and the Bishop, hap pening to be in the hall ready to go out, opened the door quickly, before the boy had turned to descend the steps. The child was so startled by the sudden ap pearance of the god man, who had a kindly Smile for all children, that he ejac ulated, ‘Why, Phi’ps'Brooks! Do you live here?’ In spite of the. misdemeanor the Bishop could not And it in his heart to scold the little fellow. 'He, also, had been a boy.” . SCHOOLS,SCHOOLS Board of Finance Hears a Cry From the Twelfth Ward. CHILDREN ON THE STREET Supt. Snyder Says Transfer System Is Played Out. There was so much talk about more school accommodations yesterday after noon at the meeting of the Board of Fi nance that it adjourned until Friday afternoon without transacting any regular business. A large delegation of men and women, representing the Twelfth Ward Improvement Association, the Hud son City 'Business’Men’s Association, the Open Hand Club, the Mothers’ Club and other Hudson City progressive organiza tions, was present. ■ine enure session or tne 'Board was de voted to a discussion of school accommo dations for the Twelfth ward, and the discussion at times waxed exceedingly warm. The Twelfth ward did not receive a great amount of encouragement. Mrs. Wardell, representing the Open Hand Club, who at one time conducted a private school in that section, stated that over fifty parents of children had come to her and begged her to either use what influence she possessed to get their children into the public schools or else take them and educate them at the parents’ expense. Mrs. Wardell told how' one of. a crowd of boys firing sticks and stones at a horse chestnut tree near her house broke one of her windows. When she complained to the boy’s parents they told her to go to the city; that the city owed their boy school accommoda tions and if he was hut out'on the street they couldn’t be responsible for all the boy did. Commissioner Lembeck asked quizzical ly if it made any difference if the tree was made exempt from attack and Mrs. Wardell replied in a half sarcastic manner that it would have made a difference at the hour when the window was broken. She said it would be a good thing if all chestnut trees were cut down. Mrs. Van Houten, a member of the Mother’s Club, said her grievance was a personal one. She said she was obliged to educate her child in a private school, but preferred to send the child to a public school and let it have the advantage of the superior educational facilities and dis cipline that such schools afford. Mrs. Van Houton said she was no politician and had no hobby. She was no interested particularly in parks and did not repre sent any corporation. She meTely claimed a right due her as a citizen. Mr. Lembeck said that the Board was disposed to do what it could in the line of affording school accommodations for all. Architect Von Arx, of the Hudson City Improvement Association, made an appeal in behalf of the parents of between three and four hundred children who were crowded out of the schools. Mr. Ringle asked if the people in that section were really more concerned about school accommodations than parks, and Mr. Von Arx and others said: “Parks by all means.” Commissioner Ringle asked if there were not somewhere in the neighborhood of ten schools in the old Fourth Assembly dis trict. He also asked if there were not assembly rooms in some of the schools that could be utilized. He asked School Director Egbert how many half-day classes there were in that section. The Director referred him to Superintendent Snyder. Commissioner Midlige asked if by con structing an additional room to NO. 7 School accommodations could not be found for one hundred more pupils by half-day classes. It was found that No. 26 School could accommodate a few more pupils, but No. 26 is remots from the section complained of. Commissioner Midlige persisted in the idea that by a proper system of transfers accommodations could be found for all. ■Later on School Superintendent Snyder in a speech declared that that system had been already worked to its limit, and would not provide fog more accommoda tions. and a half more. uireuiur r.gueu saui lie nan naming 10 do with No. 2G School. He declared that I the situation had been thoroughly studied I by the Board of Education. He warmed j up to the subect and in reply to interrup tion by Commissioner Midiige told that 1 official that he didn’t know what he was j talking about, and accused the Finance Board of dictating to the Board of Edu cation. Mr. Midiige said the Board was trying to do all in its power to give proper accommodations to the school children of that sectin, that It did not propose to dictate to the Board of Education and the I Board of Finance did not propose to allow the Board of Education to dictate to it. Superintendent Snyder was sent for for hfs opinion on the points under discussion. He said it was not wise to convert assem bly rooms in t)je new structures into class rooms. As to the transfer system, he said it had been worked for all it was worth. The line, he said, had been extended to No. 8 School. He showed Commissioner Ringle that there were only seven schools in the old Fourth District. Discussing general cndltions Mr. Snyder said a worse condition of affairs existed a year ago in Greater New York, and still existed in Brooklyn today. He de precated the fact that there were those who disparaged the city m connection with its public school accommodations and said that no city in the union could boast of better schools. It was true, he said, that we had some old buildings, as did every ohter old city, but that in proportion to population Jersey City had more modern buildings and better school accommodations that a majority of the cities of the union. Jersey City should be proud of them, hes aid. He admitted that there were noot schools enough and said the city should have more. The Rev. Dr. C. S. Wright, pastor of the Central Avenue Reformed Church present ed a strong argument against allowing children to roam the streets instead of go ing to school. It made them vicious, he said. They should be trained as good citizens. Frederick Bugaseh, Secretary of the Twelfth Ward Improvement Association, alluded to the murder trial of young Gar* rabrandt and said that boys allowed t« roam the streets instead of going to school were likely to turn out like him. Mr. Lembeck said the Board wanted tfl hear arguments, not lectures. Stret and Water Commissioner Jamefl S. Nolan said that many parents came tfl him and asked him to use his political influence to get their children in thfl sehoL He said he had tried and failed. Mr. Lembeck said the Board could not do anything for that section just now, as it intended to lok after the tottering school down town (referring to No. I School). In response to Mr. Nolan he said it was doubtful if much could toe done in the next two years. Messrs. Midlige and Lembeck explained the powers of the Board were limited, and it could not exceed those powers. It could not appropriate money for school building purposes without legislative authority. The transfer system would have to be re lied upon for the present. Attention wai called by the Commissioners to the fact that a great deal had been said about the money for rebuilding No. 20 School. About 1107,000 of license money had been temporarily used in order to delay is suance of bonds, and that the city had thereby saved $5,000 in interest. Harsh words were forgotten beforg the delegations took their departure, P. R. R. INSPECTION. Painters are at work in the Pennsyl vania station brightening up everything in sight. The cause of all this activity is the annual visit which te general officers of the company at Philadelphia will pay this end of the road next week. This will ba the annual inspecition of the road and every subordinate official takes plains to have everything in the best shape. General Superintendent Shepart started out today to make a tour of his division to see that everything is in order for the big inspection next week. FIRE IN BUTCHER SHOP. A slight fire occurred In the three story frame building, No. 404 Monmouth street, yesterday afternoon. It broke out in the butcher shop pf Mor ris Wall witch on the first floor, but was extinguished by members of No. 4 Engine Company before much damage was done. The building was owned by Mrs. A. Mor gan. A Golden Peacook. The most valuable piece of plate pos sessed by Queen Victoria is a peacock with outspread tail, made of solid gold and literally covered with diamonds, ru bies, emeralds and other precious gems. It originally came from Seringapatam, is safeguarded at Windsor Castle, and is worth a fabulous sum. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEIV YORK, Oct. 4, 1900—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M on Friday—Tonight and Friday generally cloudy; winds variable. Hartnett’s Thermo metrical Report October 3. Deg. 3 P. M.79 6 P. M.69 9 P. M.67 12 midnight.66; October 4. Dog. 6 A. M. 09 9 A. M.72 12 noon.74 matters of fact —New Jersey's best flour costs 23c. mors per barrel than ordinary flour, but worth a dollar extra. Wholesale only at D. E. Cleary Co.’s stores, Greene and Montgom ery streets. DIED. HAI.E—On Tuesday, October 2, 1900, Sarah A., beloved wife of David Hale, aged fifty eight years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her late residence. No. 28 Armstrong avenue, on Friday, October 5, at 9 A. if.; thence to St. Patrick’s R. C. Church, where a sol emn high mass of requiem will be offered for the happy repose of her soul. HANRAHAN—On Tuesday, October *, litOO, Michael, husband of Catherine Hanrahan. aged forty-seven years. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral on Friday, October 5. at 10 A. M., from his late residence, No. 1G Randolph avenue; thence to St. Patrick s Church, where a solemn high mass will be offered for the happy repose of his soul. O’BRIEN—On Tuesday. October 2. 190®, Patrick J.. beloved son of Honora and the late John O’Brien. Relatives and friends of the family ar* Invited to attend the funeral from the t residence of his mother. No. 311 East Sev enty-third street. New York City, on Fri day, October 5, at 7:30 A. M.: thence to St. Peter s Church, this city, where a mass of requiem will be.offered for the repose of his soul. LEIFER—Suddenly Rt Newark, N. J.. on Monday, Oct. 1, 1900, Elizabeth, wife of Gustav Leifer. aged fifty-two years. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral on Friday, October 6, at 8 A. M., from her late residence. No. 1# Prescott street: thence to St. Patrick’s Church, where a solemn high mass of re quiem will be offered for the happy repos* of her soul. ALLEN—In this city, on Wednesday, Oc tober 3, 1900, Harriet, widow of William Allen. „ „ Relatives and friends of the family ar* invited to attend the funeral services on Friday, October 5, at 8 P. M.. at her lat* residence. No. 220 Third street. Interment at convenience of family. ... _!—mimggBBM