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E OEMT LAST EDITION. VOL. XI1.-NO. 34*3. JERSEY CITY, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 5, 1900 LAST EDITION, ONE CENT LAST EDITION. prTce one^ceWTT^ SECMJEGREE Verdict of the Jury Who Tried John Garrabrandt for Murder. SIMPSON IS PLEASED Prosecutor Erwin Says the Murderer’s Youth Alone Saved Him From the Gallows. “Guilty of murder In the second degree.’* This was the decision of the jury who tried John Garrabrandt. the self confessed slayer of young Harry Maass. The case was given 10 the jury at 4:50 yesterday afternoon and tne decision was made at 7:40 last night. It is said that the jury on the first bal lot stood 8 to 4 in favor of second de gree murder and that eight ballots were taken before the minority would agree to any verdict than one carrying the death penality with It. The ballotting was done by the raising ef hands. Acquittal was not even considered, the only question at any time being between first and second degrees. After the verdict had been returned a number of the jurors when interviewed refused’ to give any information as to what had taken place in the jury room. They said that all the jurors had pledged themselves not to divulge anything in re gard to their deliberations during the nearly four hours they were locked in the rear court room. The extreme penalty for second degree murder is thirty years in State Prison. It is believed that Garrabrandt will re ceive the maximum sentence, which, with the time allowed off for good behavior, will give him about twenty years to serve, die will be a man of about thirty-nine when he is released from prison. When nineteen year old John Garra brandt arose from his seat in the Court of Oyer and Terminer at 8:20 o'clock last night, to hear the verdict of the jury a smile appeared on his lips. He exhibited the same remarkable com posure that had characterized his every act during the trial. It was a strange scene indeed that was witnessed by the large number of specta tors who occupied the benches in the “front*court room,” soon after the an nouncement spread at 7:40 o’clock that the jury had agreed. They had been out since 4:50 and speculation was rife as to what the verdict would be. Many of those in attendance at the trial had wait ed, in and around the court room in the expectation that a verdict would be speed ily rendered. Mrs. Catherine Hayes, mother of the murdered boy, waited until half past six as if anxious to hear the jury’s words avenging hey son. Garrabrandt’s mother left soon after the case went into the hands of the jury. Lawyer Alex. Simpson, whose brilliant defence of the almost hopeless case had much to do with saving his young client’s neck from the hangman's noose, hovered anxiously about the court room, as did Prosecutor Erwin. Justice Collins and Judge Blair had gone to the Union League Club house in Jersey City, leaving word to be telephoned for if the jury agreed. The report that an agreemen had been reached spread like wildfire around the neighborhood of the Court House and coon every seat in the colrt room was filled. The current rumor had been that the jury stood 10 to 2 for murder in the first degree and the impression prevailed that the verdict w'ould be one of first degree, carrying with it the death sentence. Justice Collins and Judge Blair arrived at 8:10 and soon after Garrabrandt was brought over from the jail handcuffed to Deputy Sheriff Hague. A smile, as if the proceedings were really amusing to him, lit up the boy murderer's face as he walked up the aisle to the seat inside the railed enclosure he occupied during his three days’ trial. The lights 'burning on only one chande lier but faintly illuminated the room as the members of the jury filed to the seats they had occupied during the tedious trial. Garrabrandt gave them a passing glance, but ih no way indicated that he realized that on the words about to be proclaimed by the foreman his life depended.. * “The prisoner will stand up,” said the Court, and Garrabrandt obeyed almost mechanically. "Jurors look upon tne prisoner, rnsouci look upon the jury,” directed the clerk. The youthful murderer turned his head In the direction of the jury box and a smile that threatened to break into a laugh appeared on his face. "Gentlemen of the jury have you agreed Dn a verdict?” asked Clerk O’Mara. "We have," responded the foreman, as ivery eye in the court room, except Garva brandt s, scrutinized his face as if to read what he was going to say next. “What say you, gentlemen of the jury, flo you find the defendant guilty or not guilty?” was the elerk’$ next question. “Guilty of murder in the second degree,” replied the foreman slowly andi distinctly. Almost everyone in the court room look ed surprised, except the one most inter ested in the words ju.st pronounced. On his face appeared no indication of pleas ure or sorrow. It was a face of Indiffer tnce and yet did not appear to be the face p-f the moral imbecile the defendant’s tounsel had tried to prove him. It was a face that seemed capable of appreciation It would not show. Justice Collins himself appeared a little Surprised as he slowly said.:— ’’Gentlemen, you are discharged with the thanks of the Court. The prisoner may be remanded; he will be sentenced later.” At a signal from Deputy Sheriff Hague Barrabrandt arose and extended his right arm to have the handcuff fastened to it. He was still smiling when he was led out An Old and Well Tried Remedy Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for fiilldren leeihing should aiwaya be used [or children whlie ceethlng. ft softens the fums, allays the pain, cures wind colic u>4 is the beet remedy tor diarrhoea. Jweuty-five cents per boitit. T of the room and back to his cell on the first floor of the jail. “Have you anything to say about the verdict?” Prosecutor Erwin was asked, as he was gathering up the papers in the case. • “Absolutely nothing," was the reply. “Is it what you expected?” “I would prefer not to say.” “Do you attribute Garrabrandt’s escape from conviction of murder in the first de gree to a prejudice believed to e—i«t against hanging?” “No. 1 think Garrabrandt's youth alone saved him from the gallows,” was all the State’s representative would say. Lawyer Alex Simpson was particularly happy over the result. “It is about the worst verdict that I expected,” he said. “I never thought Garrabrandt would be convicted of first degree murder. There is no question In my mind that he is a moral imbecile.” When the Court of Oyer and Terminer convened at 9.30 o’clock yesterday morn ing Garrabrandt was in his seat by the side of his counsel’s table. His actions were the same as on the preceding days of the trial. He exhibited .little interest in the proceedings, twirling his brown derby hat continually and at time smiling at the sallies of counsel and witness. At no time did he manifest increased interest and the impression created was that if he was acting he was taking his part re markably well for a boy of his years. His slightest movement did not escape the watchful eyes of one or the other of the State’s medical experts. Dr. William Fisher was the first witness called toy the State yesterday in rebuttal of the defendant counsel’s theory of the prisoner’s moral imbecility. He loid of the examination of Garrabrandt in the Jail by Drs. Corning, McGill and himself and declared they had found no evidences to indicate other than a normal condition of mind. ’He corroborated the testimony given by Dr. Corning in part and described torus palatinus—the bony growth in the roof of Garrabrandt’s mouth, referred to by the defendant’s experts as a physical evidence of a defective brain—as a for mation of the palate that takes place at birth. He stated positively that it could not be taken as evidence of an impaired mentality and exhibited to the jury the roof of his own mouth in which was a similar growth. is it a mai'K oi aegeneracy - queried Prosecutor Erwin. "I would rather not testify on that point,” replied the witness. “Well, is it a -mark' of degeneracy alone?” persisted the State's lawyer. "No,” answered Dr. Fisher, smiling. The witness then contradicted Dr. Dougherty’s measurements of Garra brandt’s head as testified to Wednesday. He said there was nothing abnormal about the shape of the murderer's skull and no evidence of mental imbecility. He seemed to realize his condition, and his judgment, memory, perception and will power were all good. In conclusion the witness declared he believed that Garra brandt was perfectly able to distiriguish between right and wrong when he com mitted the murder. On cross-examination Lawyer Simpson ingeniously 'made Dr. Fisher contradict the statement made by his associate, Dr. Corning, Wednesday, that an abnormally shaped skull could not be taken as a physical indication of a diseased or de fective mind. Dr. John D. McGill gave testimony cor roborating that of his associates, Drs. Corning and Fisher. The taking of testimony was concluded at noon recess. Immediately after recess Lawyer Alex. Simpson asked the court to direct the 'Prosecutor to state the degree of murder in which he would ask for a conviction. The State's lawyer said he would ask for first degree. Mr. Simpson at once began his sum ming up. He said that insanity was always a very suspicious defence and was resorted to in cases where there was really no defence. “This case, however, is one of real mental defect and has been proved so,” he said:— “The best proof of this assertion,” con tinued the defendant’s lawyer, “is fur nished by the State’s leading expert who says Garrabrandt Is feigning. The doc tor therefore really discovered something abnormal in the defendant’s conduct dur ing trial. The jury must say whether that abnormality discovered by Dr. Cor ning was feigned. They must say whether the boy who the doctor said was obtuse was able to feign to the degree he must feign if what was said was true.” Mr. Simpson here attacked the Prose cutor’s ofTice for going into the Jail and putting Garrabrandt under examination in the absence of his parents or counsel. He described this as unfair, and said it was only an evidence of what had been done all through the case, and showed the heartlessness of the Prosecutor, who needlessly put the poor, afflicted' mother on the stand to testify against her own son, knowing that she would testify to nothing material. He asked the jury if it would endorse such proceedings, Which were law break ing in their character. Continuing Mr. Simpson said that the strength of the defendant's expert testi mony lay in the fact that Dr. Dougherty showed exhaustive knowledge of the sub ject and resisted effectively any attacks on his conclusions, although the Prosecu tor was coached by three experts. "Dr. Simon, the eminent criminologist showed his honesty because he had form ed an opinion and expressed it long before he knew he was to called at the trial,” declared Mr. Simpson. He said he would not dwell on the medi cal testimony, because he was convinced that the jury would decide the ease upon their view of the condition of the boy from his appearance in court and actions immediately after the commission of the act. "This is a case where human life is concerned, and it is therefore to mt very sacred in the matter of the duty imposed on me. I was sure that When the jury saw this poor, weak thing sit ting here, all unconscious of his position, like a mole in a hole, neither knowing nor caring for the light, and therefore blind to all moral requirements, that they would see no advantage in taking his life, but acquit him and allow him to be sent to an asylum Where he properly belongs,” concluded the counsel for the defence. Prosecutor Erwin’s address was a plain presentation of the State’s side of the case. He said 1n part:— "If Insanity exists it must be proven be yond doubt, and the burden of the proof Is on the defendant. As counsel for the defenoe has truly said, an insanity de fence is always looked upon with suspic ion, - “TUa most persistent endeavor has been made by the defence to bring in every lit tle detail that might tend to build up the insanity they claimed existed. The phy sical symptoms referred to by the defend ant’s experts have been proven by the Stnte’s physicians to indicate nothing. You can find on any person one or the other of these symptoms on which the de fence relies to prove that insanity exists. “The whole test is has the defendant the ability to know right from wrong, and was he able to exercise that ability when he killed Henry Muass. “The prisoner’s mother was subpoenaed because the State believes 'that she knows more about the commission of this crime than she has thus far told us. The same is true of Mrs. Coyle. You will remem ber that Mrs. Garrabrand't was the first to give information that led to the arrest of her son. She told the officer of a boy being dead in the cellar. “It seems to me a little singular if the defendant had the vile and injurious hab its credited to him by his father and mother that they should be as indifferent to them as is shown by their evidence. Tho mother seemingly encouraged her son’s cigarette habit and by her testimony while he was confined in the jail she brought him cigarettes and sensational story books, which the defence claim were partly responsible for his alleged im paired mentality." The Prosecutor said that the defence had insinuated that there was>a hereditary insanity taint in young Garrabrandt. He said no evidence to prove this had been adduced. Op the contrary it had been show'n that he came of a long lived and sensible family. He insisted that the evi dence proved clearly that the defendant was not devoid of judgment and will powT er. He had shown the emotion of fear in running away after the crime and by his subsequent confessions had proven his realization of the enormity of the act. “All the evidence of the defence goes to prove moral insanity and that is no de fence in the law,” the State’s representa tive declared. “The law is not to be set aside on ac count of mere sentiment and gush. Much has been said about this case. A great deal of sympathy has been expressed for the defendant and his mother. If he killed the boy to get that money then it is wil ful, premeditated murder.” Justice Collins's charge was one of the most comprehensive ever heard- in this county. iHe covered every point in the case in a clear and luci'd manner, which did much to assist the jury in reaching a speedy verdict. While perfectly fair and impartial the prevalent impression was that the-charge favored a first degree verdict. x uc jusirc icinicu iu uic soon after the arrest of the defendant he made a confession In which he stated that the abject of the crime was robbery. He said t.iat the State claimed. that all the acts of the boy showed a mind sufficiently competent to be responsible, while the de fence set up moral imbecility or insanity. He then went on to show that all the facts produced by the State tended to esr tablish such a defence, and said that the doctors who were called on either side to establish the fact of impaired mind, or the fact that the mind was sufficiently com petent, differed widely in their views. The State doctors, he said, maintained that the actions of the defendant showed sufficient responsibility from a patho logical standpoint, while the doctors for the defence in their examination concluded that Garrabrandt’s mental ability was in ferior to that of a normal man, and there fore the boy was not responsible for his act. Justice Collins said that impaired minds might be divided into three classes—the weak, the idiot and the imbecile. It was difficult to determine the distinction be tween the three classes, and the jury must determine what weight to give to the evi dence in that particular. He said that in sanity could be a defence, but the de fendant must prove the insanity. .Here the Court read the statutes de fining the different degrees of murder and said' ,L was the duty of the jury to fix the degree. He called attention to the fact that where killing for the purpose of robbery was shown it was murder in the first degree. The Justice said that clemency did not belong to the jury.' They oply had to do with facts, and if under the law Garra brandt was responsible for his acts and committed murder in the killing of Maass, the jury had only to determine the de gree. In respect to determining what de gree of murder the act was he said they might consider the confession made by the defendant, and if they believed it had been' made by a sensible person they might use it to reach a verdict. The conclusion was a general charge covering all the degrees of murder. NO CABLE ALLIANCE. Postal Company Denies Reports oi' a Combination. The Postal Telegraph-Cable Company Is sues the following letter which explains itself:— Postal Telegraph-Cable Company, Executive Offices, 253 Broadway, New York, Oct. 1, 1900. To Our Patrons: Persistent rumors are 1n circulation regarding a pending combination of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company,Com mercial Cable Company, Western Union Telegraph Company, and Ameri can Bell Telephone Company with the Telephone, Telegraph and Cable Com pany of America. The officers of the Postal Telegraph Cable Company and of the Commercial Cable Companydeny emphatically that either company is contemplating any such combination and state that the control of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company and of the Commercial Cable Company Is not for sale. Very respectfully, POSTAI, TELEGRAPH-CABLE CO., By WM. H. BAKER, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Mgr. COMPANY K’S OFFICERS. The members of Company K, Fourth Regiment, met last night in the club rooms of the Michael J. Coyle Associa tion in Hoboken and elected the follow ing ff leers:—Sergeant, Jhn Hitchcock, and Corporals, Frederick Kopf, Charles Hitchcock and Henry Topser. A com mittee was appointed to mal«e arrange ments for a ball to be held In, the Armory on Thanksgiving Eve. PRINCETON CLUB’S MEETING. The annual meeting of the Princeton Club will be held on Saturday at eight o’clock P. M. Collection of dues will be in order and new officers elected. An en tertainment will be afforded and refresh ments served at the meeting. by Hood’s Sarsa you rxii You have read of d«neoain Its merit.. EIGHTH'S BANNER. Swung to the Breeze Last Night Amid Rousing Enthusiasm. THE GIFT OF REGISTER CLARKE Fireworks and Band Music Helped the Good Work Along. IKever in the history of the Eighth ward has such an open air meeting been held under the auspices of » the Democratic party as that successfully carried out by the Eighth Ward 'Democratic Club last evening on the occasion of its banner raising. There was plenty of enthusiasm and the crowd listened eagerly to every man who expounded the principles of Democracy as declared in the Kansas City platform. There were fireworks to burn and music in abundance. The platform erected on Monticello avenue, midway between Har rison and Communipaw avenues, was tastefully draped with American flags and hundreds1 of small lanterns were swung from post to post in the order of the American flag, red, white and blue. While the 'band rendered ‘’Hall to the Chief” and red lire was set ablaze from several house tops, Daniel Smith cut loose the ropes holding the big banner in place. The banner is one of the largest in the county. It contains the portraits of the Kansas City nominees and the names of Allan L. McDermott and Robert S. (Hud speth. It is the gift of Mr. James C. Clarke, one of the ward leaders and head worker of the club. 'President Gormley, of the club, opened the meeting and presented 'Mr. Robert S. Jordan as the presiding officer. Mr. W. P. O'Reilly was the secretary. On the platform were many prominent Demo crats. (Mr. Jordan explained the purpose of the meeting and introduced Mr. John Dwyer of Harrison. The speaker in an able address arraigned the present admin istration for its loose policy and disregard of the principles upon which the country rests. He scored the party for carrying on a war of extermination in the Philip pine Islands and deplored the sacrifice of American lives. He attacked the standing army, comparing it with what he termed the curse of foreign nations. The party was departing from the right path, he said, and was foundering in dangerous waters. He pointed out that the election of Bryan could alone save the country from, its imperialistic state. Mr. Arthur Grey, who has stumped twenty-seven States for the Democratic party, took up the issue of imperialism and, began a strong attack on the man agers of the G. O. P. for its utter disre gard of the constitution. me rignts our ancestors tougrit lor in 17T5, are being seriously menaced,” said he, "by the policy being pursued by the Republican party. I know that eighty per cent, of the Republicans are just as much disgusted with their party as I am. The conduct of the party should be a warning to every young man. The party has violated every principle upon which the country rests. These people atrihe head of the game are advocating princi ples of an imperialistic nature in con tradiction of the principles our govern ment rests upon. "Here we have 70,000 American soldiers in the Philippines, 12,000 miles away, try ing to Afi what George the Third attempt ed to do 175 years ago, and for his pains he got such a licking that the English remember it well to this day. "Allan McDermott, that man of honesty, integrity and character, who four years ago stepped to the front and said that he did not agree with the plat form of the Democratic party, has again come forward and reiterated his declara tion of four years ago. Is he not the kind of a man you like to meet? He said he did what every American citizen had a right to do, and he deserves the support of every citizen in the Seventh Congres sional District, irrespective of pary affilia tions. And he will be elected by 5.5031 majority an (by,ion't you forget it.” The speaker stated that protection worked well for the employer, but the working man did not come in on the deal at all. Mr. Eugene W. Leake spoke on "Im perialism.” and Mr. John Donnelly, gave the humorous side of the campaign, in a clever manner. FIFTH’S ROUSING MEETING McDermott and Hudspeth Spoke—Mulvaney Back for a Visit. The Fifth Ward Democratic Club held an, enthusiastic meeting last evening at its rooms, Montgomery and Brunswick streets. President Joseph P. Sharkey pre sided. The committee in charge of the annual reception of the club reported that the tickets were on sale, and judging from the way they are selling the at tendance this year would surpass all the previous entertainments given by the club. The reception will be held on Wed nesday evening, October 31, at Imperial Music Hall, No. 48 Gregory street. The club will hold a mass meeting at National Hall, Brunswick and Sixth streets, on Tuesday evening, October 16. Among the speakers will be Allan L. Mc Dermott, Robert S. Hudspeth and a number of the other local candidates on the Democratic ticket. At the conclusion of the meeting last evening President John J. Mulvaney of the Board of Education, a former resi dent of the ward was present and made an address upon the issues of the cam paign. John J. Hanna, the boy orator from the Bronx also made an address. YOUNG DEMOCRATS' BANNER On© Hundred Boys Parade Bower Jersey City. The younger element of the Fourth pre cinct of the Fifth ward, composett of boys ranging from fourteen to sixteen year£ of age, held a Democratic banner raising last evening at Monmouth and, (First streets. There was an audience of Sf78.htote“ fng from the top of It were two large pic tures of the Democratic Presidental can dido tes, Bryan and Stevenson. 'Before the banner raising a parade of over one hundred boys was held. They were greeted with a grand display of fire works all along the line of march. As they passed the Robert Davis Association they were given a grand ovation. After the parade Mir. Joseph Tumilty, 'Peter James and J. J. Hanna, the boy orator, made addresses. The boys who conducted the banner rais ing were:—‘Leo Kermode, James Connors, William Smith, James Burns, Prank Con nors, Joseph Burns and Meyer Buxbrum. GREENVILLE’S MARCHERS. McKinley and Roosevelt Campaign Club Preparing for a Parade. At the meeting of the Greenville McKin ley and Roosevelt Campaign Club held at Columbia Hall, last night, the committee on uniforms reported they would be dis tributed next Thursday night. Encourag ing reports were received from all parts of the ward regarding the political cam paign. Several of the members in the good and welfare expressed their views of the issues of the day. Chairman Pry will call a special meet ing, probably Saturday night, to com plete arrangements for the parade of the organization throughout the Greenville section next week. The members will pub licly appear in their new uniforms for the first time. Members are urged to invite their friends to assist them in the demon stration. Along the line of march fire works will be displayed and a large brass band will act as escort. • A reviewing stand will be designated along the line of march and candidates for election will be heard. NEW CLUB IN THE TWELFTH. Eighth Precinct Democrats Organize for Work. The Democrats of the Eighth Precinct of the Twelfth Ward, formed a precinct club at Spitznagle Hall, Boulevard and Lincoln street. Ninety-six members en rolled. Alderman Gustav Loth was elect ed president: H. C. Tiedemann, first vice president; Bernard Diller, second vice president; L. W. Suitznagle, treasurer; Charles Rex, financial secretary; John ■ Sheridan, sergeant-at-arms'. The following were appointed a cam paign committee:—L. W. Spitznagle, O. Wiliam Wyatt, :F. Oesterle, C. Herzog and G. A. Smith. Speeches were made urging . each one present to use his utmost en deavors to get out the full Democratic vote. Among the speakers were Alderman Loth, the president and ex-Freeholder “Ad.” Smith. Th club will meet every Thursday evening from now on till after i election. COMBINATION MASS MEETING. A big Democratic mass meeting will be held on the evening of October 20, at Daly and Larkins’s Oriental Park, under the auspices of the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Ward Democratic Clubs. Allan L. McDermott will be one of the speakers. MIDDLESEX REPUBLICANS. Sowell’s Candidates Secure All the Prizes, [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] 'NEW BRUNSWICK, Oct. 5, 1900-At the Republican Convention yesterday H. R. Groves, Adrian 'Lyon and J. E. Mont gomery were named for Assembly, and j there was a lively contest over the Sena- ' torial nomination. For the latter William E. Richardson, of this city, named Ed yvard W. IHicks. John Parsons, of the Third ward, named Theodore Strong. Woodbridge township named David E. Brown. John M. Connor, of Metuchen, named Charlee S. Edgar. Chairman Garretson seconded this nom ination in an address to the convention. (Helmetta named John W. Herbert, of that place, J. E. Tom making the nomina tion, Thomas Brown seconding it. South Amboy named J. E. Montgomery. On the first ballot M'r. Strong received 29 vote?; 'Hicks, 17; Edgar, 12; Brown, 6; Montgomery, 5; Herbert. 2. iNo choice, 36 being necessary to an election. Theodore Strong was nominated after several ballots. Mr. Strong is counsel for the Pennsyl vania Railroad Company at New Bruns wick. _ SENATOR PACKER RENOMINATED. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] MOUNT HOLEY. Oct. 5, 1900—The Democratic County convention was held here yesterday and everything was har monious. Howard E. Packer, of Burlington, was renominated for Senator. Thomas Gash, of Bordentown, and J. M. B. Jennings, of Shamong, were nominated for Assem bly, and Henry Walter, of Riverside, for County Auditor. MORRIS REPUBLICANS. [Special to “The Jersey City News."] MORRISTOWN, Oct. 5, 1900-The Re publicans yesterday named Samuel D. Garrison and Charles R. Whitehead' for the Assembly. _ ' up! UP! UP! ^j.OES the price of coal and the scarcity ^ makes delivery uncertain. Better BUY A CAS RANGE NOW FOR WINTER’S USE. Scratch a match, turn a valve—fire’s ready for use. Meals will he better and more promptly cooked; work will be reduced to a minimum. You can heat your kitchen and hot water with Furnace Water Heater without extra cost. Installed by the Gas Company for $9.75. GAS HEATERS ?£! SSSS AT LOW COST GAS RADIATORS. GAS FIRES. GAS LOGS. HUDSON COUNTY CAS COMPANY THEY CAN’T VOTE Would Be Citizens Have Not Been Examined By Judge Biair. 1,200 WITH NO SHOW Tomorrow Is the Last Day They Can Be Tested—Ap plicants Are Bitter. The rush at the naturalization bureau at the Court 'House this morning exceeded that of any day in the past two weeks. From the time the Court House bell rang until the noon recess Sergeant-at-Arms Edward T. Mitchell was busy examining applicants for citizenship. About fifty were disposed of, either being granted final papers or told to come again when they could answer the question asked to test their eligibility. Although about 1.200 applications still remain on file in the County Clerk's office, tomorrow will be the last day before elec tion on which examinations will !be held. The session of the naturalization bureau will end at noon, so comparatively few of those remaining will have a chance to prove their right to citizenship and re ceive the papers entitling them to vote at the coming election. This will mean practically that over one thousand men who filed their applica tions in time, will be disfranchised 'through me dilatory and obstructive tac tics resorted to by the Republican officers in charge of the bureau. The feeling against the party these men represent is daily becoming- stronger among foreign born citizens of all nationalities. They realize that they have been discriminated against and they will resent it at the polls. This can readily be learned by conversing with any of the willing to be citizens who have been daily standing for hours in the stuffy little corridor outside .the Common Pleas Court room waiting for a chance to be examined. Some of them have visited the Court 'House half a dozen times in the last three months in the hope of being giyen a chance to prove their eligibility to citizen ship. They have come on days appointed by the Court only to learn that other business would prevent the consideration of any naturalization matters. And so it has gone on from day to day, until many have become disgusted- or dis couraged and abandoned all idea of pass ing the examination in time to vote at the coming election. FAMILY FEAR THE WORST Nothing Has Yet Been Heard of Justice of the Peace Wagner. The continued absence of Justice of the -Peace Phillip Wagner from his home in Leonard street, has led his family to fear the worst. Knowing that he had ■considerable money with him when he started out on a collecting tour for Peter’s Brewery on Tuesday last and that in the thirty-threo years of his married life he had never before stayed away from home overnight they fear he has met with foul play. He was to stop at Zibetti's saloon in Central avenue to meet an Italian whom he was to assist in negotiations for a sa loon, but he never reached Zibetti's, and the Italian left there after waiting for hours for the justice’s appearance. The justice had quite a large family and the members are distracted with grief. They say they can assign no possible rea son for his (staying away without notify ing them, as he was an affectionate hus band and father. He left home on Tues day in his usual manner. The Justice is a man six feet tall, weighs between ISO and 200 pounds and has iron gray hair and moustache. He wore When he left home a black coat and.vest. mixed gray trousers with fine white stripe hat, i&fiRSln! I Trunk of a Woman Had Been In the Bay a Year. Joseph Farrell, of 'No. 32 Kearny ave nue, while walking along the shore of the New York Bay at Caven Point yesterday afternoon, discovered what subsequently proved to be part of the skeleton of a woman. The ghastly object was in a bad ly decomposed state. The head was missing, having been severed from the body. The ribs and part of the spine were Intact, but the iiesh had long since de cayed. The upper portion of the left leg was attached to the trunk, but the lower part of the leg had been disjointed at the knee. The right leg was missing. Morgue Keeper Grifcin stated that the body must have been in the water almost a year. Several months ago the head and leg of a woman were found in the East 'River and Mr. Griffin Is of the opinion that the body found yesterday was the missing part. The police do not believe that the woman was the victim of murder, but rather incline to the theory that the body was disposed of in that way by a doctor or medical student. The remains are now at the morgue. THREE HORSES BURNED. Prompt Work of Firemen Alone Saved Tuers Avenue. A stubborn fire that threatened to w*»e out half a block of one of the most fash ionable residential sections of the Heights, occurred shortly after ten o'clock last night in the rear of No. 1X1 I Tuers avenue. A big two story barn, the I property of John McCrea, an iceman, took fire in a mysterious manner, and in less than a minute was enveloped in a mass of llames. To the credit of the firemen it must be said that their promptness alone saved at least a dozen dwellings from being either burned or totally distroyed. The barn is lotkted in the center of the | block and at least twenty houses surround it. Some are within ten feet of it. The houses ih front of the barn were pro tected by the firemen as soon as the streams were connected. Three handsome horses were burned to death in spite of herojc efforts to rescue them. Mr. McCrea, the owner of two of the animals, resides in the flat facing on Tuers avenue, in the rear of which the barn is located. The cries of fire woke him from his slumber and hastily tumbling out of bed he partly dressed him self and rushed down stairs to get his horses out. Already the barn was in flames and the agonizing cries of the horses as the flames scorched them were pitiful to hear. The beasts could not break their fastenings and the owner was fearful of h.s life in attempting to release them. Death soon relieved their sufferings. One of the horses was owned by D. V. Draper, a grocery man. The fire was a most stubborn one on ac count of the overpowering clouds of dense yellow smoke that rolled out when the water was turned on the burning hay and straw. The neighborhood for half a mile around was reached by that choking fumes, and every house was filled -with the same distressing smoke for hours af terward. Three streams were turned on the fire. The firemen continued to play water into the burning structure for almost an hour. Many of the families in the immediate vicinity of the fire were seriously con templating hasty exists from their abodes. The damage will amount to over $1,000. There Is no insurance on the place or horses*. No one seems to know how the fire originated. 31AJTliltS OF FACT --Stores, factories and institutions can now get their supplies as good a» any It. Y. house it S. K Cleary * Co.’s wholesale grocery can serve them. Compile stock, tow prices. .teres. Montgomery sod Greens streets. PREFERRED DEATH. Alice Woods Couldn’t Faoe Life Without Her Lover. Miss Alice M. Wods, the pretty sten ographer, twenty years old, who tried to kilt herself by swallowing opium while her sweetheart. Dr. Harry A. Hill, was calling on her, yesterday dictated the fol lowing statement to a reporter:— “I have lived here, at No. 321 Nostrand avenue, Brooklyn, for two years. Mrs. Faust, with whom I live, is a friend of mine. “•Mrs. Faust knew all about my first love affair as well as my second. When John Williams, or Ackerson, made love to me and married me, I expected to be very happy. Naturally I am of a home loving disposition. I did not care so much for Ackerson, but I wished to escape the drudgery of work: not that 1 am a lady, but it seems to me common for a girl to work for strangers, as if she cheapened herself—her womanhood. But I found I had much better have remained at work. Williams treated me brutally, and then I found he was married to another—that he had committed bigamy by marrying me. I made him leave the house instantly, but my suit against him failed, although the lawyers say I am perfectly free. "After Williams, or Ackerson. left, I fell desperately in love with Dr. Hill. Harry was just my ideal of what a man should be. He was manly, yet gentle; a student, yet an athlete. Our dispositions were just suited for each other. In fact it was a case of love at first sight. We became engaged two weeks after we met. Before we were to be married I determind that I would tell him all about my experience with Williams or Ackerson. “When he and his mother decided that I must not marry him, then there was nothing further to 1 fve for, and I de termined to die. I would rather be dead than live without Harry.” He Had to Go. The two men had talked for a time in the train. “Are you going to hear Bur kina's lecture tonight?” said one. “Yes,” returned the other. “Take my advice and don’t. I hear that he is an awful bore.” “I must go,” said the other. “I'm Bar kins."—Tit-Bits. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 1900.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M. on Saturday:—^Tonight and Saturday, partly cloudy; winds south to west. Hartaett’s Thermometrical Report October 4. Deg. I 3 P. M.72) 6 P.34.71 9 p. 04 . 69:: 12 midnight.69) f'>Od ' ber 5. . M\... . II.... 2 noon. De DIED. WAiLS'H.-On Tuesday, October 2, 3S00, Thomas CH., husband of Isabella Wa.sh, aged 65 years. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral services on Friday, Oc tober 5, at S !P. M„ from his late residence. No. 47 Manning avenue. Interment at convenience of family. New Glasgow, N. S., papers please copy. HU3FELF.ILV.-On Wednesday, October 3, 1900, Michael G., beloved husband of Barbara Hespelein, aged 57 years 11 months 12 days. Relatives and friends, also members of Hudson Council, 'No. 3S1. 'National Union, are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, NO. 103 Lexington avenue, on Saturday, October 6, at 9 A. M.; thence to St. Aloyielus’ R. C. Church, where a solemn high mass of requiem will be cele brated. FARRELL.—Suddenly, bn Tuesday, Octo ber 2. 1900, John Farrell, beloved son of William and Wary Farrell (nee Cor rigan), aged 21 years. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral from his late residence, ■No. 456 Grove street, on Saturday, October 6. at 7 A. M.; thence to St. Mary's Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be of fered for the happy repose of his soul. AILlEN.—In this city, on Wednesday. Oc tober 3, 1900, 'Harriet, widow of Win. Allen. Relatives and friends of the family are Invited to attend the funeral services on Friday. October S, at 3 P. M.. at her late residence, No. 220 Third street. Interment at" convenience of family. LI'LLUS.—On Wednesday. October 3. 1*00, Patrick iMUia. aged 72 years. Relatives and friends arc invited to at tend the funeral on Saturday. October *, at 3 A. M.. from the residence of hU cor.’, Thomas lijitie. Nc. 326 Old Bergen Road; thence to St. Paul s R. O, Church, Green