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ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. VOL. Xlli.—NO. 3('28. JERSEY CITY MONDAY. MARCH 18, 1901. ~ PRICE ONE CENtT A BIG QUERY Court of Appeals Face to Face With the Lentz Woolley Election Law. HR. KEEKER’S SWELLED BEAD Kalisch of Newark Makes a Strong Plea for Home Rule Principles — Judges’ Questions. [Special to "The Jersey City News."] TRENTON, March IS, 1901.—There was an array of leading lawyers in the Cham ber of the Court of Errors and Appeals this morning when the Court took up the appeal from the decision of the. Supreme Court sustaining the anti-spring election, bill. Samuel Kalisch of Newark, Edward Nugent of Elizabeth and Henry B. Sny der of Camden, all except Mr. Kalisch city attorneys, were on hand to attack the law, while Senator McCarter appeared to uphold the measure. The spectators seats were filled by men prominent in the affairs of the State. Assemblyman Meek er, who is prouder of his connection with the bill than the old hen that hatched out two duck eggs, was as near the bench as the etiquette of the Court will allow. In the back row were Senator Cross of Elizabeth, who sat behind Alvah A. Clark the recent Democratic nominee for United States Senator. Major Carl Lentz, who claims the honorr of having forced the bill through, was very much in evidence, and Senator McCarter's wife, who had journeyed to Trenton to hear her hus band’s speech, took a peep interest in the proceedings. Every once in a while the Kaiser would go over and whisper to young Mr. McCarter. Senator Reed came in before Court opened and sat beside his father-in-law, Mr. Clark. The train which brought the judges to Trenton was late, and when the judges finally arrived they held a long confer ence, 60 that it was 11.25 o'clock before the court opened. All the members of the court were present except Mr. Kruger, who is in Europe. The court spent an other half hour in rendering decisions and voting upoh them. The great anti spring election case was then called. It was agreed that the decision should de pend upon the suit brought in Newark and that only Mr. Kalisch and Senator McCarter would be heard. Mr. Kalisch opened the case. He cited the act and declared that It was uncon stitutional. 1. Because it was a special law regulat ing the internal affairs of cities. 2. That the title of the act does .not express therein the true object of the act. 3. The act embraces more than one ob ject having no proper relation to each other. 4. That it embraces provisions of a spec ial and local character. 5. The act is also in controversion of Article II.,‘par. 1, of the amended con stitution in that it deprives the voter in cities of the right to vote for officers who are elective by the people. Proceeding Mr. Kalisch said: “It cannot be successfully denied that the law is one regulating the internal affairs of cities in this State. The case of Van Riper v. Pat erson decides that ‘towns’ in the consti tution embraces cities. This is the settled construction adopted by the courts of the State. The case of Hoos v. O’Donnell, in volved the constitutionality of an act sim ilar in its provisions to the one under dis cussion with the exception that it applied only to cities of the first class. In that case the court said: ‘Being of opinion this act is an act regulating the internal af fairs of cities based upon an insufficient classification, and therefore in violation of the constitutional prescription.’ ” Mr. Kalisch then read a list of the pop ulation of some of the so-called cities which come under the provisions of the act and the large townships which were excluded. He said that Lavalette City with 21 inhabitants and Brigantine with 91, were included, while such townships as West Hoboken and Rutherform with many thousands, were excluded. From this he argued that the classification was insufficient and unconstitutional. “It is conceded that the act in ques tion,” Mr. Kalisch went on arguing, "that the act violated the clause of the Con stitution providing the Legislature shall not pass private, local or special laws * * * regulating the internal affairs of towns and counties, applied to al cities in the State. It is alco conceeded that classi fication in statutes relating to the internal affairs of cities or counties based upon population, and where such classification bears a reasonable relation to the sub ject matter of the legislation does not come within the constitutional prohibi tion. •'The contention c- the part of the plaintiff in error Is that the classification adopted by the act in controversy is abbitrary and illusory. Testing the validity of the act on the basis whether the classification is arbitrary and illusary by decision of the Supreme Court and Court of Errors and Appeals on statutes akin to the one now in controversy we find an unbroken link of decision con demning such classification as illusory. •It must be admitted that the principle annunciated in Hoos vs. O'Donnell and Wanser vs. Hoos, (the cases that grew out of the McArthur act) applies with equal force to the act impugned in this case. It canont make the slightest dif ference whether the act embraced two, ten or twenty-five cities in this State, the tingle fact remains that it does not em brace all the municipalities of the State. ]t excludes from its operation all towns, vilages and boroughs and it includes in the classification many cities which con tain less population than some of the towns and villages excluded from the operation of the act. No apparent good reason appears as can be given for mak ing this demarcation between cities and towns and villages.” “Carl the Legislature divide towns as a class into a smaller class and pass legis lation regulating elections that will apply to one class and not to another?” asked Justice uummere. "1 contend it cannot,” replied Mr. Kal Isch. "when it becomes necessary and when it is provided in their charter. The Legislature may pass a general law that will apply. But the classification made by the act in controversy is illusory and in violation of the Constitution." Justices Gummere and Depue at this point engaged in a controversy with Mr. Kalisch concerning the relavancy of his claim that the act classified municipali ties on the basis of population. It was shown that the act applied to all cities regardless of population, but Mr. Kalisch maintained that the classification as de scribed by him was supported by decision in the cases which grew out of the Mc Arthur act. Mr. Kalish argued along this iir.e for some time and then took up his point that the title of the act does not express there in the true object of the act. He quoted the clause of the constitution which says: "To avoid improper influences which may result from intermixing in one and the same act such things as have no proper relation to eaclt other, every law shall embrace but one object, and that shall be expressed in the title.” “The title of the act is deceptive and misleading," said Mr. Kalisch. "It does not indicate by word or inference that it seeks to regulate ejections in cities of the State by fixing a time for the holding thereof, etc., but it distinctly states that the act relates to the time of elections, appointment and terms of officers elected or appointed in cities of this State. The title of the act entirely overlooks the claimed object of the act. In the first section of the act we find this statement: — ■ It being the intention to consolidate the municipal and charter elections in cities with the general or State elections.’ It is palabiy clear that the title of act does not hint at any such design. It is mani fest upon a fair eading of the title of the act that it refers solely to officers already elected and appointed in cities in this State. It does not convey the idea that there is ot be a change in the time of holding the election of officers in citie3 otherwise than is now regulated by law.” Mr. Kalisch was still talking when re cess was taken. Major Carl Lentz wa3 very much tickled by the questions which the various jus tices asked Mr. Kalisch. They plainly showed, the Major said, that the court was in favor of upholding the act. “Hear that, hear that,” he would exclaim. “Hear that. Don’t that knock out Kal isch’s argument?” No one from Jersey City was present either against the 'awyers or spectators. O'BRIEN 1 TRIAL Defence is That His Sister Was Drunk and Fell Down Embank ment. The trial of John O'Brien, of No. 26 McWhorter street, 'Newark, for murder ing hie sister, 'Mrs. Mary Kelly, of Duke street, Kearny, was begun before Judge Blair in the Hudson County Court of Oyer and Terminer ihis morning. The defendant is represented by ex-Asslstant Prosecutor Joseph M. Noonan. Prosecu tor James S. Erwin is conducting the State's case. Mrs. Kelly was found by her husband about nine o-’clock on the night of De cember 23 last at the foot of the em bankment of the Erie Railroad cut at Fourth street, Harrison. She had evi dently fallen or been pushed down the deep declivity. Her wrist was broken and she had sustained other injuries from which she died at St. Michael’s Hospital, Newark, on December 30 following. Prosecutor Erwin in his opening address said that the State would endeavor to prove that O’Brien in the course of a quarrel with his sister over a small sum of money had pushed her down the em bankment. The prisoner, he said, was the last one seen in Mrs. Kelly’s company, and afterwards she was found at the foot of the railroad embankment with her scalp torn open, her right wrist broken, suffering from internal injuries which re sulted in her death. The Prosecutor said that the State’s theory was that robbery was the motive for the murder and that both crimes had been committed. Testimony would be produced, he said, to prove that O Brien took the money from his victim's pocket book. Patrick Kelly, of No. 1 South Duke street, Kearney, husband of the woman O’Brien is charged with having murdered, was the first witness called by the State. He testified that about 8:30 o’clock on the evening of December 23, O’Brien inform ed him that his wife had fallen down the embankment and that her head was cut open. Kelly said that with O’Brien, Thomas Lyons and Alexander Herr, two board ers, he went to find the body of his wife. At first they were unable to locate her. but subsequently she was found lying within a few feet of the railroad track. O’Brien did not take part in the second search. The witness testified that he did not know that his wife had any money in her pocket when she left home. One cent was found In her ppcket afterwards. Thomas Lyons and Alexander Herr gave corohrative testimony. Dr. Goldberg of Kearny, who was sum moned to attend Mrs. Kelly, testified that she was unconscious when he first saw her at her home, where she had been car ried. She was suffering from a scalp wound and a compound fracture of the right wrist, from which the wrist bones protruded. By his advice the woman was removed to St- Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Floyd McEwan, night physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, testified to Mrs. Kelly s injuries and her death In that in stitution. "Did Mrs. Kelly seem to Improve after her admission to the hospital?" Lawyer Noonan asked in cross examination. "Yes.” "Her death was sudden?" “Ses, she died unexpectedly of lockjaw that resulted from her injuries.” “Then her death was due to her Injur ies?" asked Prosecutor Erwin In re-direct examination. "Yes. indirectly.” County Physician Charles B. Converse was then called. He testified to the injur ies he found Mrs. Kelly had sustained, and said they could have been caused by her falling down the embankment. The defendant’s counsel says he does rot expect to put in any defence as the Stale's witnesses are expected to prove that both O’Breen and his sister were un der the influence of liquor and the woman had fallen down the embankbent. At the conclusion of the case Lawyef Manning moved for the prisoner's ac quittal on the ground of insufficiency of evidence and the Court granted the mo tion. MATTERS OF TA CT. The A-B-C Corn Starch, one of the very best foods for children, or puddings, etc., wholesale at I). E. Cleary Co.’s stores, Montgomery and Greene streets, Jersey City. OUR COUNTRY. \ * McDermott Tells United Irishmen Constitution Should Follow Flag. ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION Hoboken Society Gave a Ban quet Saturday Night to a Hundred Guests. Celtic eloquence, wit and patriotism were given characteristic expression at the annual banquet and reunion of the United Irishmen of Hoboken Saturday night. Edward Meagher, president of the society, voiced the sentiment of the hun dred diners in referring to the event as ‘‘a feast of reason and good cheer which only Irishmen could hold.” The tables were spread in the main hall of Meyer's Hotel. The decorations con sisted of festoons of entwined American and Irish flags. Silk boutonnieres done up to represent shamrocks and miniature stone jugs stamped “Cruiskeen Lawn,” were distributed among the guests as souvenirs. It was midnight before the menu was finished and the speechmaking began. Congressman Allan L. McDermott, in re sponding to the principal toast of the evening, “Our Country,” aroused the en thusiasm to concert pitch. He began by referring to the unexplainable love every man holds for the land of his birth and dwelt at length upon '.he memories held so dear by Irishmen for the land of their nativity. “I myself was not born in that land,” he said, “but from the blood of ancestry I have inherited for Ireland a love and veneration which increases as my know ledge of her history and traditions in crease. I see around this festive board tonight faces of men who I know are not of Irish birth, but who are here just the same as we are to testify to the inspira tion that her history and her traditions have enkindled in them. We all know that Ireland has history and that she will continue to make history; and we all hope for the realization of that cause which has inspired her sons to so bravely fight and die. Ireland's liberty may be tar off, but nothing can prevent its ultimate ac complishment. (Great applause.) “Irishmen make history wherever they go. They have made it in this country and are helping to make it now. (Ap plause and cries of “you bet they are.”) They were in the Revolution, they were among the signers of the Declaration of Independence and they were among the bravest soldiers who fought for the pre servation of the Union. The Spanish American war is not too far off for you to remember the—part they look in that. They are in fact, among the United States’s most patriotic citizens. “And that leads up to the question of what there is about ‘our country’ that makes all of her sons and daughters so patriotic, irrespective of their race,.what there is in it that compels us all to be patriotic. It leads us again back to that unexplainable law I referred to about the love of man for his native berth, that love which is eternal and which tyranny and oppression cannot put down. Our country is beloved because it is our coun try and we all feel that we are a part of it. Americans believe In their country be cause they believe in its principle, have faith in its foundation and swear by the doctrines laid down in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. “Whether these doctrines are always adhered to -- is not for me to say. The United States Supreme Court is just now puzzling its judicial brain with the all important question of whether or not the constitution should follow the flag. And as we are all highly interested in the Philippines we are all anxiously awaiting the decision in the matter, despite the knowledge of some of us that judicial ut terances nowadays cannot always be re lied upon. (Laughter.) “I know not what the opinion of this company may be regarding the all impor tant principles involved in this matter, but personally I am of the mind that it were better that the American flag should wave over no new country if its consti tution shall not apply to that country. ' (Prolonged applause.) Former Fire CcmmiSsioner John J. Cone of this city, responded to the toast, "The Day We Celebrate,” and William B. Gour ley put the company in a happy state with his remarks on “United Irishmen.” “Our City” was toasted at the invita tion of Mayor Lawrence Fagan, who said there was no place on earth like Hobo ken. “We have no politicians and no states men here,” he said, “but we are all in a loving little ring by ourselves and hope to stay that way.” Lawyer Joseph F. Noonon made a witty address on "The United Irishmen of Ho boken.” He agreed with Mayor Fagan that Hoboken was the greatest place on earth and added that her Irishmen pro vided as good a brand of “Cruskeen Lawn” as he had ever tasted in his life. Other toasts proposed and drunk were “The forefathers of St. Patrick," by the P.ev. Father Evans of Holy Innocents' Church: “Kindred Societies,” by Director Holmes of the Board of Freeholders; “The Ladies,” by Colonel E. A. Stevens; “Your Patron Saint,” by former Con gressman Thomas McEwan, and ‘ Our Guests” by Asemblyman John Fallon. Among the other diners were:—Police Commissioner Adolph Lankerlng, City Cierk John Haggerty, City Superinten dent A. J. Demarest, Police Commissioner Martin Daab, Jr., John J. Eagan, Charles Singer, Richard Bowes, Samuel Nagel, Dr. M. F. Foley, Commissioner of Public Instruction John Keresey, John Sheridan, P. H. O’Mally, James O'Neill, 'Michael Boyle, John Fiesey, Police Sergeant Hayden, John J. McNally, Robert Rath, William Kerr, Joseph Hildemann, B. Mc Govern, Aaron S. Baldwin, Frederick Ver non, Wiliiam P. Verdon, Dr. F, B. Drew, James Roarty, James McMullen, James H. O'Donnell, James O'Rourke, Cornelius Carling, Alexander McCabe, John Mc Laughlin, John Mulhall, Michael Dono van, John Simon, Joseph Brandt, James Malone, Bartholomew Murphy, Commis sioner , of Public Instruction Dooley, Counsellor John Mamell, Joseph Houri gan, Cornelius Fitzsimon, John Fitzpat rick, Patrick Leonard, Councilman Rich ard Greten, Herman Neuner, Counselor Michael Cannon, John Ryan, Joseph Guinan, Joseph Coyle, Robert Boyle, Wal ter Stanton, Thomas Devlin, James Smith, Charles Darcey, Overseer of the Boor H. Barck, Patrick MeGann, Gustave Bach, James Dollard, Timothy Hanley, Oliver Lakeman, Walter Weidermann, 'Haddon Ivins, Charles McGillichudie, James T. Lillis, Anthony McHaie, Patrick O'Rafferty, John F. O’Hara, Lawyer Maurice Breen, Librarian Thomas Hat field, Charles Delehey, Joseph Wadding ton, Alexander Robb, Fire Commissioner L. Rathjen, Dr. Joseph Stack, John Kane, Eugene Kiernan, Daniel J. McCarthy, William J. O'Toole, Michael B. McIntyre, Thomas E. Cannon, Darnel Murphy and William F. Hutlev. The Committee of Arrangements com prised John Hayes, John Fallon, William Burke, Richard Butler, John Fitzpatrick, P. J. Ryan and John J. Marnell. Father Brown Gives a Lec ture About Ireland’s Saint. St. Bridget’s R. C. Church, Montgomery and Brunswick streets, was filled with the members of the church and a large num ber1 of Knights of Columbus last even ing when the Rev, James A. Brown, of Orange, who is also chaplain of Jersey City Council, IC. of C., delivered a lec ture on St. Patrick. The lecturer spoke of the early life of the saint and the good he had done. His remarks were listened to very attentively. They could be plainly heard by all the large audience. The speaker said in part:— "It was in the year 431 that St. Patrick received hia commission from Rome to the Irish people. In that same year he visited Rome and upon his return to Ire land he determined to strive for his people. St. Patrick was very much like St. Paul and spoke in the language of the people. He appealed to them strongly and the conversion of Ireland followed, "In the Irish history there is one very noticeable fact—the manner of their con version. Thc-re is no other nation that has shown such devotion to the Holy See. This fact is noticeable for the reason that in other nations the Christian re ligion was never propagated without bloodshed. ■'Now, the three centuries following the advent of St. Patrick were the brightest in the Irish history. Students from all countries flocked to her schools, which were of the highest class. In all parts of Europe the missionaries flocked to do away with paganism. They built many monasteries and schools and did a world of good wherever they west. Ireland gave saints to Prance, Spain, Germany and Switzerland, many of whom became martyrs. The Irish people at that time were the educators. After the three centuries passed clouds and trials began to hover over Ireland. The Irish fought hard to drive out the Danes. In the year 1118, up to the time of the Reformation, one of the fiercest border wars was car ried on with England, and when this con test had hardly finished, the defection of England from the Catholic religion brought on new troubles "Then Ireland was asked to go with England, and she refused. Then for the next three centuries she endured persecu tion and a record of cruelty that is un paralled. “Now we sometimes hear it said that all Irishmen should let by-gones be by-gones, but no man who ever read this history could have any feeling for England ex cept indignation. At the present day England is trying to destroy the Repub lics of South Africa, and when England poses as the friend of liberty, she poses as a wolf in cheep's clothing. "Ireland has now almost ceased to exist. Like the Master she has been nailed to the cross, and like him she has said, ‘not my will, but thine be done.’ “Here in the United States the Irish people have been accorded the good will and respect of all men, and they have shown that they can be good Catholics and noble citizens. Should I speak of all that America owes to Ireland it would detain you too long. Irishmen have earned their bread by honest labor, and they have contributed to every noble cause. Their voices swell the chorus which America sings to all nations, and in every trial the Irishman has shoulder ed his burden with cheerfulness.” He spoke of the military and naval ex ploits of such men as Sheridan, Jackson, Commodore McDonough and numerous other heroes of Irish birth or descent. In conclusion he predicted that the time would come when Ireland would be one of the commercial centres of the world, and by the grace of God be free, happy and independent. The contribution that was taken up will be given out for the poor of St. Bridget’s Parish. _ LECTURE ON ST. PATRICK. Before a large audience in St. Peter's Hall, York and Van Vorsts streets, last evening, the Rev. Charles J. Kelly, rector of Our Lady of Grace Church, Ho boken, gave a lecture under the auspices of the St. Vincent De Paul Society for the benefit of the poor of the church. Father Kelly’s subject was "Christ the Beloved.” It was a very interesting lec 'ture, and the audience was a very atten tive one. Father Kelly's ability as an orator is too well known to need comment. The people who listened to him last evening went away thoroughly satisfied. SHAMROCK CLUB’S DANCE The Shamrock Social Club of Jersey City held an enjoyable entertainment and dance in the upper ball room at Pohl mann’s on Saturday night. The grand march was led by Mr. John. Craig and Miss A. Maloney. ' James Hammel! was floor manager, assisted by Daniel Breen. About one hundred and fifty couples par ticipated. The officers of the ciub are:—P. Fer.nell, president; James McNamara, vice presi dent; John Blake, recording secretary; Cornelius O'Dea, corresponding secretary; John Carrig, sergeant-at-arms. FOR ST. ALOYSIUS’S PARISH The children of St. Aloysius’s parish of the West Side will participate in ;wo Irish dramas tonight, one illustrating the life of Robert Emmet, the other is "Kathleen." About two hundred little ones are to take part. The proceeds of the performances to be given Tuesday night will go to the parish fund. Humors of all kind* are p: ■; ne- of worse troubles. They may he entire! expelled by a thorough course of Hood's Sarsaparilla. . " 5 . M’GARAN’S WILL Singular Testament of Old Jersey City Man Dis cussed in Chancery Today. R C. BISHOP A BENEFICIARY Diocese Being Vacant, Vicar General O’Connor Will Be Made Representative. Whover His Holiness the Pope appoints as Bishop of the Xlioeese of Newark to succeed the late Bishop Wigger will be made a party to a suit envolving thous ands of dollars bequeathed to the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum of Hudson County. A preliminary phase of this suit came up before Vice Chancellor Emery this morning in Chancery Chambers, when a peculiar story was unfolded. Away back in the sixties there lived in this city a well to do man named Thomas McGaran who in February, 1864, left by a will all his property to his wife during her lifetime and at her death to their son Thomas James McGaran and his heirs, etc. The testators wish was that should his wife or son die before the some came into the possession of his property it should be disposed of as fol lows:—"One half to go to the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum of Hudson Hounty" for the suport and education of orphan children and one-half to be ap propriated to the Roman Catholic Bishop of the diocese for the support of the Paul ist Fathers. thirteen days after the elder McGaran made his will he executed a codicil in which he directed that on the death of his wife and son without bearing issue to inherit his property, half of the income of it should- go to th.e Catholic Orphan Asylum mentioned before and the other half of the income should be paid to Bishop J. Roosevelt Bailey, the prelate of the diocese; the money to be applied by the Bishop for the support and edu cation of indigent divinity students of the Roman Catholic faith. The testator died one month after, and his widow died in March, 1890; the son being eleven years old at the time of his father’s death. Bishop Bailey is dead and also his successor. Bishop Wigger. Now the questions have arisen whether the son Thomas J. McGaran was en titled ot the entire interest in the sur plus monies or only a life estate and whether his children was entitled to any interest therein? ‘‘Whether it is,” asked Mr. Brinker hoff, ‘‘the’ intention of the testator to give only the use of the estate to his son for life in case he survived his mother or whether the devise over takes effect on the death of th the son before without leaving issue?” It appeared on referring to the papers on file of a foreclosure suit begun in 1864 when James J. Zabriskie was com plainant and Lydia Ann McGaran was defendant, there were surplus monies amounting to $5,000 in which Bishop Bai ley, and other representatives of the re mainder in the case of ailure at issue were made parties. On learning this Vice Chancellor Emery suggested as a precautionary measure that it would be well to make the suc cessors of Bishop Bailey a party by sup plementary petition. “Since Bishop Bailey’s successor, Bishop Wigger, is dead there is probably an administrator of the diocese appointed. In case there is no administrator of the bishop on whom to serve the order for supplemental proceedings I think you had better serve it on the Attorney General.” The representative on whom to serve the paprs is Vicar General O’Connor. LADD’S RETORT Mission Workers Make Reply to the Federation of Churches. Captain Charles F. Ladd, who conducts a mission on Storm avenue, has become very bitter against the Federation of Churches recently organized on the Heights. His place of worship was at tacked by several pastors some time ago and this is his reply:— "The battle grows fierce, but it is tha Lord’s and we are resting in him for vic tory. One of the prominent churches has denounced our chapel as a "sinkhole,” and its pulpit has resounded with words of warning against the truths that we teach. Another has warned its people against us. "We are not in the "Federation of churches,” but, thank God, we are in Christ, which is better. “Like every band of disciples, ours has had its Judas, who would betray his Lord for a few pieces of silver. Although some trouble and financial difficulty was caused, it is coming out all right.” BISHOP STARKEY IN HOBOKEN The Right Rev. T. A. Starkey, Bishop of the Newark Episcopal Diocese, paid his annual visit lo Hoboken yesterday. Bish op Starkey celebrated the eighty-third anniversary of his birthday last Wednes day. He is still hale and vigorous and he personally conducted all the duties of his office which devolved upon him through his visit yesterday. In the morning he confirmed a class of fifty-four adults at St. Paul’s Church and addressed the congregation. After dining with Archdeacon William R. Jen vey, he repaired to the, rectory of Holy Innocents’ Church. The class at Holy Innocents’ numbered fifty-three and was confirmed by the Bishop in the even ing. At this service Bishop Starkey wore a cope of silver cloth worked in with roses and a jeweled mitre, gifts of the iate M's. I^artha B. Stevens, of Castle Point. JOHN MORAN MISSING. The police have been asked to assist in the search for John Moran, thirty-six years old. who has been missing from his home. No. 172 Beacon avenue, since Thursday last. He wore when he left home a brown check suit and a brown Derby hat. A portion of the middle fin ger of Ms left hand has been cut oft. The Superior Facilities possessed by the .. JOB .. PRINTING DEPARTMENT of “The Jersey City News” enable it to expe ditiously and economically perform every class of printing in a satisfactory manner. FOB THE MERCHANT FOR THE LAWYER FOR THE OFFICE ~ FOR THE LODCE FOR THE CHURCH > t-< TASTEFUL WORK QUICK SERVICE PROMPT DELIVERY" MODERATE PRICES ESTIMATES CIVEN ♦-< ► When in need of Printing or Stationery in large or small lots, call, write or telephone to the office of . . . THE JERSEY CITY .. NEWS .. ’ No. 251 Washington St. Tel. No. 271 [UNNELLING_A MOUNTAIN Difficult Task in Construc tion of Jersey City’s Pipe Line. _.<<*• • Probably the most difficult and expen sive portion of the work connected with building the pipe line which is ot supply Jersey City wiith water from the Rocka way River, is the construction of a tunnel through Watchung Mountain at Great Notch. For several months this task has been pushed night and day, but even at this rate it will take nearly another year before the contract shall have been ful filled. Some idea of the magnitude of the task may be gleaned from the fact that the tunnel, when completed, wil be 7,100 feet long and eight and one-half feet high, al most practically drilled through solid rock, it will extend from the west side of the mountain at Little Falls eastward, passing under the property of the North Jersey Land Company at a depth of from 200 to 300 feet and under the valley road at Montclair Heights, emerging at a point over 300 feet east of that thoroughfare. The machinery required for the work alone cost $30,000. Operations were begun from each side in September last, but nearly two months was taken up in building the approaches before the active tunneling could begin. About 1,000 feet has now been penetrated into the umontain from the east side and 700 feet from the west side, or almost un der the Caldwell branch of the Brie Rail road. In order that the work may be hurried still more, the Hudson County Tunnelling Company, which is building the tunnel, proposes to sink a shaft, 120 feet deep, on the Francisco farm. When this has been done two more gangs of men will begin working from this point towara me otner ends. The work is being done by the most im proved methods, and to the uninitiated is intensely interesting. Powerful drills, operated by compressed air, are driven into the rock, which is then blasted All of this is done during the dny and at night the debris is removed in small cars, which run on a miniature railroad and are drawn by mules. After each blast the tunnel is cleared of smoke by fresh air blowers and light is furnished by in candescent lamps. In two weeks the work of lining the sides of the tunnel with brick will be begun. Most of the stone taken out on the west side Is trap rock, while at the other end ne all brown stone has been found. Coj ore has also been extracted, but in very small quantities. Many beauti- ■ ful specimens of stones have been un earthed, and almost every day persons are seen searching the diimps for them. Nearly all of the men employed on the work live in the vicinity In small frame buildings put up for the purpose, and re sembling in appearance a Western mining camp. There is also a store, which is ponducted by the company, and from which the men obtain all of their sup plies. Owing to a question of possible damage to the land of the North Jersey Land Company, by reason of the tunnel, a commission has been appointed to de termine what amount, if any, the prop erty owners are entitled to. This com mission consists of General Bird W. Spen cer, of Passaic; Mayor Hiuchllffe and Judge Scott of Paterson. KILLED BY FALLD0WNSTAIR8 William Moore, fifty years old, of No. 172, Third street, fell down a flight of stairs at his home at half past ten o’clock Saturday night and was almost instantly killed. His neck was broken. Dr. Hoffman was called in, but Moore was dead when he arrived. His body was taken to Speer’s morgue and the County Physician notified. YOUNG FOLK OANCE The younger representatives of Jersey City's future “younger set,” the girls and boys not yet out of short dresses and knickerbockers, were given a fine time Saturday evening in Phillips Hall. These young people during the winter have formed a class of instruction in dancing for future days of belles and beaux. Saturday night upon the occasion of end ing the season were given a reception by their teacher. Miss Cropsey. Each mem ber being allowed a guest in addition to parents. There were about thirty or forty young ^people present, among whom were the class members:—Miss Hattie Niese, Miss Helen Hinds, Miss Clara Throckmorton, Miss McGee, Miss Irma Dreseller. Miss Helen Perry, Miss Eleanor Dickson, Miss Hattie Brown and Messrs. Dudley Case. Harold Brown* Alfred Skinner. Ktlibtt Halsey, Stanley Perine, Egbert Case and Gilbert Ridgway. > - ■ r PROFESSOR PRENTISS TO LECTURE The first lecture in the course now In progress at St. John’s Institute, will be given on Tuesday evening, March 19, by Prof. R. W. Prentiss, professor of astron omy in Rutger's College. His subject will be "The Largest Telescope in the World, and What Can Be Seen Through It,” il lustrated by the stereopticon. It wil be remembered that Prof. Prentiss appeared in last winter's course, and all who heard him will recall the beauty of his pictures and his remarkably dear and interesting discouse. OR. WILKINSON’S INCOME? Special Master Will Ascer tain Amount of Alimony > for His Wife. Mrs. Emma J. Wilkinson, wife of Dr. Walker Wilkinson, of this city, renewed her application in Chancery Chambers to day for counsel fees and alimony pending the suit which the doctor has brought against her for divorce on statutory grounds. Mr. Willard C. Fisk was her at torney. He briefly recited the fact in the doc tor's petition and told Vice Chancellor Emery that Mrs. Wilkinson had submit ted affidavits denying the charges of im moral conduct in New York and Philadel phia. She had no means to defend the suit, Mr. Fisk said, while the doctor had real estate and a lucrative practice. Ex-Senator William Brinkerhoff, coun sel for . Dr. Wilkinson, admitted that where the wife wras complainant or de fendant, and was without means of sup sort, she was entitled to alimony and counsel fees pending the suit; the amount, however, as Mr. Brinkerhoff pointed out, was to be determined by the earning ca pacity of the husband. Vice Chancellor Emery said he desired' to know the addition to the doctor’s net income from his real property and made and order of reference to a special master 1 to ascertain and report on April 1 the amount of alimony and counsel fees ■should be required to pay the defendant. CONDUCTOR’S POOR JOKE Promised Boys a Free Ride and Then Put Them Off. Three tired, dirty and very hungry boys were rounded up on Communipaw avenue about seven o’clock last night by Patrol man Duane of that station and taken in to the station house. They gave their names as Stephen Leary, Harry O’Brien and Alexander Murphy, all ten years old. O'Brien acted as spokesman for the trio. He said that they lived in Elizabethport. and if the rest of the story is true, the lads were treated meanly by a conductor on the Central Railroad. O'Brien said that the conductor allowed them to get on the cars and promises them a ride to Jersey City and return. At the Forty-eighth street station the boys were told to get ofT. O'Brien lived in this city once before so he led the two others on a tramp to the plank road. They in tended to walk back that way. It was three o'clock when the train arrived in Bayonne and four hours later the patrol man found them wandering around the streets. Police Headquarters was notified and the police of Elizabethport called up. At midnight the beys were still at the sta tion house. Later they were taken to the Oakland avenue station and given a place to sleep. Their parents came for them early this mornirg. as it was im possible to got a train trom Elizabethport laft last night. ANOTHER VICE CHANCELLOR NEEDED In applying to Vice Chancellor Pitney this morning for a day on which to try the divorce 6uit of John Meier of Hobo ken a'gainst his wife Mary for deser tion. the Vice Chancellor said:— "Unless you give me another Vice Chan cellor I cannot hear the ca.se until Oc tober. I have too much work on my hands. It’s no use setting down a date; you must come in and take your chances. We are very busy here Mondays, but some cases go over, and there may be a chance to hear it on May 13. but you must take your chances.” Lawyers are complaining that because of the press of work on the present Vice Chancellor's lists their clients are recall ing Hamlet’s lines about the law's de lays. __ ATTENTION COMMISSIONERS. There are a number of dangerous boles in the street at Bergen and Armstrong avenues. They were caused by the re cent •heavy rains and they have not yet been repaired It is dangerous for a team to travel through this street at night as the holes are liable to throw the horses should they step into them. An Old and Well Tried Remedy Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for children teething should always be used for children while teething. It softens the gums, allays th pain, cures wind colic and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle. 10 GUARD FORESTS. Women’s Clubs Urge! Legis lation to Protect Water Supply. [Special to “The Jersey City News."] TRENTON, March 18, 1901.—The Worn ene Federation, of Clubs is urging the State to enact the legislation that the State Geologist and the Geological Sur vey declare is essential for the preserva tion of forests in the interest of a good water supply and. the general health. New Jersey has so much pine land which the general mass of the people re gards as barren and worthless, that the problem of preservation is received mostly with expression of derision. New Jersey has about 2,250,006 acres of forest land. This is nearly of the area of the State, which in percentage is high in comparison with the other Eastern States. The State has at considerable expeuse ascertained that the forests have a great value. The annual amount of wood that finds its way to market is worth $4,182,000 at the point of consump tion, and it is almost impossible to ap proximate the value of the wood used on farms for fuel, fencing and that which is now being sold to telegraph, telephone ana railroad companies, going direct from the farm to the consumer. Another estimate shows that the forest land of the State is worth $41,299,190. The pine belt of southern New Jersey is being preserved by some large owners for its pure water supply. Thomas Wharton, the largest owner in the pine belt, has preserved some 50,000 acres be cause it has given him ponds and lakes of water, which he figures are sufficient ot supply the whole of Philadelphia with pure water. The experience of Lakewood as a win ter resort among the pines hows the in fluence of forestry on climate, particu larly as wind breaks and in reducing the severe cold. Lakewood was suggested by the experiment at Arcachon, France, which combines the features of a pine re sort like Lakewood and a coast resort like Atlantic City. There are 261 sawmills in the State. The railroads and trolley lines use fully 1 - 200,000 ties each year. They are worth fif ty cents each, making one part of the for est product marketed worth $625,000. The average value for the forest as it stands now is $20.60 per acre. Fore3t land in red sandstone regions is worth $40; in clay and mari regions, $35, and the cedar swamp. $90 per acre. Forester Gifford Pinchot. who has been studying forest fires for the State, savs that unless forest fires are checked in twenty-five years the entire forest area will be burned over. He says that protec tion from fires will increase the value of timber twenty-five cents an acre annual ly. and this would mean an increase ot $150,000 each year in the value of the tim ber product, now depreciating in value be cause of forest fires. THE EXPOSITION OVER. Only One Accident Happened to tlio Booths. The industrial exposition which ran for ten days and nights at Pohlmann’s, under the auspices of the Hudson City Business Men’s Association, came to a brilliant and successful close on Saturday night. Over three thousand visitors were present. It is estimated that between thirty and thir ty-five thousand people inspected the ex hibits. In every respect the expectations of the promoters were handsomely realized. Many souvenirs were given out by the exhibitors before the close of the exhibi tion. J. Wallace Black, who was In charge of the office during the exhibit's entire course, declared that its success this year demonstrated the fact that the exposition idea is becoming more and more popular each year. Several handsome prizes were drawn for just before the close. Mrs. Bernhardt, of No. 102 Webster avenue, won the wagon on exhibition at the booth of Wagon Builder Emil Engelman. C. A. Wash burn, of Now York, won the Domestic sewing machine. Saturday afternoon Glass Blower Charles Lori, whose booth was one of the notable attractions, had about twenty live valuable and delicate pieces of his art work smashed by a falling shelf. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YQP.IC, March is, 1901.—Forecast for Uiirty-six hours ending at S P. M. Tuesday:—Fair tonight and rain tomor row; winds southeast. Hartnett’s Thermometrleal Report March 17. Deg.J.March 18. Deg 3 P. M. 41 « A. M. 40 6 P. M. 39! 9 A. M. 43 9 P. M. 88112 noon . 50 12 midnight.37| ea-Art,*-- ■ • /'.iaifi18 DIED. CLARKE—At New York City, on March 10. 190-. Mary J., wife of Hudson Clarke. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Monday evening. March 18, at 8 o’clock at her late residence. No. 231 West 139th stret. New York City.