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ONE CENT W CtU ONE CENT LAST EDITION. 1 LAST EDITION. VOL. XIII—NO. 3638. ^ " _ prjce~qne ceNT.~~ SPECIAL SESSION Newark Thinks Governor Will Call One for Sewer Bill. hoson’sTposition Will Act With Essex If Greenville and Bayonne Are Protected At a public meeting held in Newark Wednesday night, a letter was read from Senator McCarter, in which he said:— "At the meeting of the Pollution Com mittee on Monday last I discouraged an effort to call an extra session of the Legislature unless it was certain that the pollution bills could be passed, which I did' not believe could be accomplished without the assistance of the members from Hudson County. In order that no stone might be left unturned in this mat ter, I had a conversation with Robert Davis, the leader of the Democratic or- ■ ganization in Hudson County, who ex- ■ pressed himself as willing to aid with his ! influence any measure to remove pollution 1 from the Passaic River, provided it was | done by a plan fair to Hudson County, i “He suggested that I should see Senator Hudspeth of Hudson county, and take Lite matter up with him, saying that whatever would be satisfactory to the Senator would be agreeable to him. I thereupon went to Jersey City, and had a confer ence with the Senator. I found that in his judgment the Hudson county oppo sition could be entirely removed if a pro vision was inserted in the bill defining me powers or the commissioners to De ap pointed, prohibiting them from emptying the sewage in a noxious state at the out let of a trunk sewer upon the shores of Newark Bay, the objection being that such action as this would merely transfer the nuisance from a number of different localities, as at present, to one locality, end result in the ruin of the lower west ern end of Hudson county. “I told him that it was inconceivable to me that any commission should undertake to do this, and that if they should try to, in my judgment, the courts would enjoin a work that abolished a nuisance In one place by creating it in another, and that of course, any such trunk sewer plan should carry with it a treatment plant, which should remove from the sewage its \ noxious ingredients. The Senator there upon stated that a provision protecting Hudson county in thi3 manner should be incorporated in the bill, to which I told him I had no objection unless William T. Hunt, president of the State Sewerage Commission, should say it was imprac ticable. I communicated from Jersey City with Mr. Hunt over the telephone* He * said there was no objection -to such a pro vision. Senator.Hudspeth thereupon stated that he would see Air. Davis during the day and communicate with me later. I thereupon saw the Governor and laid the situation fully before him, and to my great gratification he said that if he were assured that the bills would pass, he would at once call a special session of the Legislature. “Still later this afternoon I have had a further conversation over the telephone with Senator —udspeth, in which he in formed me tie had conferred with Mr. Davie on this subject and that, provided Hudson County is safeguarded in the ■matter above outlined, the disposition of the representatives of that county, so far as Mr. Davis and Senator Hudspeth can influence them, will be not only not to op pose the bills at a special session, but to aid the cessation of pollution in the Passaic. I have no doubt, with the sup port of Hudso-n County, that bills of the nature of Senate bills Nos. 100 and 102 can certainly be passed, and such, I think, is the opinion of the Governor also. It will take a Short time to draft an amendment to the bill that will be agree ao.e to Hudson County and to get the matter in final shape, but it Is progress ing very rapidly.” In speaking of the matter this a orning Sir. Davis said that the letter p » . ically related what passed between ,:i and McCarter. He said that he wds willing to do all he could to help Essex purify the Passaic, provided the interests of Hudson were safeguarded, but the plan wnich was generally spoken of, that of a would only transfer tne danger compiam eu of from the banks of the Passaic in Essex to the shores of Greenville and Bayonne in Hudson. This of course Hud son could not tolerate for a minute, and all the efforts of the members of the Leg islature from Hudson county wouid be directed in defeating the proposed Legis lature, What influence he possessed, Mr. Davis further said, wouid be exerted in tne same direction. If, on the other hand, a disposal plant should be erected on the west shore of the bay, at whicn the sewage from the Pac saic Valley would be disposed of on scientilic lines, Mr. Davis continued, he would do all he could to help Essex se cure the legislation requisite for a puri fication of the Passaic. He had visited eucn a disposal plant on Long Island, and was satisfied that if similar works were erected on the meadows they would an swer the purpose without inflicting a serious injury on Hudson. There was no doubt Mr. Davis said that the ondition of the Passaic was most de plorable and should be remedied as soon as possible, but it could not be done to Hudson's injury. At this same meeting Peter M. Van Riper, of Belleville, announced that he was present to Inquire what part the farmers were going to take in the mat ter; what share of the prospetive cost they would be compelled to bear. The taxes, he said, were now as heavy as the farmers could struggle under. All the money they had was laid out In the land they owned, and there was no way of raising assessments unless by getting the wherewithal out of the ground by hard knocks. When Mr. Van Riper began to blame the Republican party for the death of the pollution bills, Mr. Jenkin6on arose to protest. "1 object to this gentleman's speaking,” •aid the former president. “In the first place, he is not a member of this Board; in the second place, he is talking poli tics.” Mr. Bigelow took iseue with Mr. Jen kinson, maintaining that the meeting was a public one, at which any one should be allowed to speak. “Not if he speaks on politics,” declared Mr. Jenjtinson. "I will talk on politics as long as I am a member of the Board,” retorted Judge Bigelow. “1 appeal to the members to stop it!" exclaimed Mr. Jenkinson. It was not necessary, as Mr. Van Riper sat down, with the remark that unless the Board of Trade makes this a political measure it will, in his opinion, never pre vail. “I might say to Mr. Van Riper,” Assem blyman Rice interposed, “that but for the abusiveness of Essex the old bill might have passed. But for Senator McCarter's abuse of a Hudson member we might have reconsidered and passed the bill. It was not too late to do so.” A committee of citizens of both parties from Newark, Orange, Harrison, East Newark, Kearny and Belleville was ap pointed to visit Governor Voorhees and persuade him to call an extra session. The Essex people feel confident that the Gov ernor will acceed to their wishes and the McCarter bills will become laws. •!*'., ’ .V ■ < g £feyii'it- v,;-7' THE ELKS' FAIR. Thousands of Dollars Are Being Spent on the Decorations and Attractions. Governor Voorhees has sent word to the committee in charge of the arrangements for the fair of Jersey City Lodge, No. 211, B. P. O. Elks, which will open in the new Elks’ Hall, Saturday evening, April 6, that he will positively attend on the opening night providing nothing occurs to interfere with his plans. Preparations for the opening ceremonies are going for ward and bid fair to be intensely interest ing. A large delegation from the Bay onne and Elizabeth lodges will attend, and many prominent citizens from every section of the county will be invited. The fair will be one of the biggest ever held in Hudson county if not In the State. The Elks are spending thousands of dol lars for decorations, booths, etc. They feel assured from the encouragements already received that they will realize a snug sum, which will be devoted to pay ing off the $40,000 which the building and improvement represent. Until the doors are opened to the public no idea of the beauty, of the decorations can be con ceived. Brother C. H. Raster, of New York, the noted decorator, has been awarded the contract for the decorations in the hall. He decorated the Armory for the Fourth Regiment ball last season, and he prom ises even to eeelipse these handsome dec roations. It is intended to set apart sev eral nights as lodge nights when Elks from New York, Brooklyn, Hoboken, Newark, Trenton and other cities will at tend. A *IC lUUfcC CUlllUlUira IU ICV,CJ*C UUUO- I tions, which will be disposed of during I fair week. They represent useful and j ornamental articles of every description, I and most of them are valuable. There is i a piano, rubber tired runabout, bicycle, j oil paintings, “Bob” Fitzsimmons’s horse- j shoe, furniture, bric-a-brac, brass orna-. j rrents and a hundred etlier things which | will delight and attract the visitors. The Ladies’ Auxiliary has decided upon the costume which the ladies will wear during the fa>r. The details will be made known within a day or two. There will be twelve booths presided over by comp ly and persuasive women, and they are working every bit as hard as the men to make the event a brilliatn success. Par ticular attention is to be given the sup per room, which will be decorated with tent effects. It will be located in the old Assembly Hall and a prominent caterer will be In charge. AT MAJOR POND’S. Mica Ahern and “Her Girls” Delight the “Neighbors.” Major and Mrs. James B. Pond again opened their hospital doors to their neigh bors and friends last evening, for a rare musical treat. Miss Sallie Frothingham Akers and “her girls,” Miss Akers, first soprano; Miss Chapman, second soprano; Miss Detweiler, first contralto, and Miss Griswold, second contralto, of New York, sang twelve selections, interspersed with comic recitations by Mr. Charles Battell Loomis. The Quartette was effectively costumed in white with pretty low cut bodices and half sleeves slit and laced across the arm. Wreaths of smilax were worn in the hair. The girls made a very effective entrance as they came down the stairs singing “Under the Greenwood Tree.” Their voices have the peculiar sweetness of youth and blend beautifully. Other selections were: “We Carrie to This Place” (Bishop), “Through the House” (Mrs. Beach), “Forest Spirit” (Shumannn), “Home They Brought” (Gow), “Shepherd’s Song” (Krenzi), “Dreamy Lake” (Hadley), "Three Flower Songs” (Mrs. Beach), "Old Kentucky Home,” “Hart r Bells” and “The Owl and the Pussy Cat.” Later in the evening Mrs. Carrie Bond recited two of her original sketches and sang three of her songs, to the great de light of about fifty of the guests who re mained until midnight. Among thoTse present were:—Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Bishop, Dr. E. W. Pyle, Miss Erma Pyle, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Biack, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Hinds, Miss Bessie Hinds, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Record, Miss Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Drayton, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Negus, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Stimets, Mrs. Richard Washburn, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Perkins, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Brown, Mr, and Mrs. Arthur Brigham, Miss Doremus, Miss Cornelia Bradford, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pond, Mr. and Mrs. John McMaster, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clark, Mrs. Samuel Forman, Mr. and Mrs. John Headden third, Miss Howell. WOMAN’S WHIST CLUB Tournament Held Yesterday to De termine Delegatee to Congress The Jersey City Woman’s Whist Club, which belongs to the National League, held an interesting game yesterday after noon at the residence of Miss Robinson, Clinton and Madison avenues. The team of which Mrs. William Mattocks'is cap tain, consisting of herself, Mrs. Hotch kiss, Mrs. G. Howard Reed, and Mrs. George Wilkinson, was first; Mrs. Ed ward Clark's team—Miss Throckmorton, Miss Robinson and Miss Laura Wilkin son—was second; Mrs. Bowly’s team—Mrs. Nichols, Mrs. J. Hollis Wells and Mrs. E. Siason—was third, and Mrs. John Headden's team, fourth. As the game played was a tournament to determine who shall represent the club at the League Congress to be held at Sherry’s In May, Mrs. William Mat tock’s team is privileged to participate in the Sherry game. The team has not yet decided whether or not it will avail itself of the opportunity. The next regular meeting of the club will be held on the afternoon of April Id at the Jersey City Club House. INVESTMENT CO. INCORPORATED In this city yesterday was incorporated the Southwestern Investment Company with a capital stock of *2,000,800. The in corporators were: Charles W. Parsons. New York; William H. Carman, Jersey City; Ernest D. Ingalls, Hastings-on-the Hudson; William J. Hunt, Montclair; Frank Wilson, Ridgewood. An Old and Wall Tried Remedy Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for children teething should always be used for children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic and is the best remedy for diarrhoea'. Twenty-five cents per bottle. MURPHY GETS IT County Superintendent Made Principal of No. 23 and , Hulshizer. and DuRie Transferred. COMPULSORY VACCINATION Board of Education Decides It Has Power to Insist Upon It. The Board of Education was in execu tive session last night until near mid nightj discussing the subject of compul sory vaccination. At the meeting of Feb ruary 28 the Board received from W. O. Hamblin, of No. 96 Brunswick street, a communication complaining that his two children, Edward and Mabel, had been sent home from No. 2 School because they were not vaccinated. He set forth that he had secured entrance for his daughter to No. 1 Schoool and that she was about to be sent home fro* that school. In his communication Mr. Hamblin said he did not believe in vaccination and declared that there was no law to compel school children to be vaccinated. On motion of Director Lewis, who sides with Mr. Ham blin, the communication w*as referred to Committee of the Whole. Mr. Hamblin was admitted to the executive session last night and reiterated his complaints j and beliefs and cited cases supporting his ' objections to vaccination. One of these was the recent death of a fifteen-year-old boy, whose death was at tributed to the effects of vaccination. He I also said that other diseases wrere con- j iracieu- irom me virus. Director Lewis, : President Mulvaney and other members looked up the law and ascertained that ! while they found t'hat it was not mahda- i tory upon the Board to compel the school ; children to be vaccinated or excluded i from school, It gave -the Board full au- , thority to pass and enforce such a rule. ! The subject was discussed from every ' standpoint. It was stated that if the j Board had no legal right to exclude chil- I drer who were not vaccinated from i school, would do so, as It already prevents chil dren from infected houses from attending the public schools. The Board decided to adhere to its rule of compulsory vaccina tion. When the Board got down to business near midnight it adopted a resolution ap pointing County Superintendent Edward A. Murphy, who hails from North Bergen, as principal of No. 23. and transferred Principal Peter S. Hulshlzer to School No. 15, the principalship having been made vacant by the appointment of Principal Goodenough to the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction in Paterson. Principal Du Kie of No. 23 School was transferred to No. 24 school. The saiary of the County Syperinten dent of Schools is but $1,200 a year. As principal of No. 23 he will receive $1,800 a year. The resignation of Principal Good enough of No. 15 School was received. It read as follows:— Jersey City, March 28, 1901. To the Honorable Board of Eduation, Jer sey City, N. J. Gentlemen—Having been elected to the position of Superintendent of Schools of Paterson, N. J., I tender with many re grets my resignation as principal of School No. 15. Allow me to take this occasion to thank the present Board and all the Boards under which I have served for their uni form courtesy and support. Superintendent Snyder has always been very patient and helpful in-his official re lations, and in his personal relations a very dear friend. I am glad our fields of future labor are near each other. I shall always take great interest in No. 15 and its loyal corps of teachers, and I sincerely hope that my successor’s lot will prove as pleasant as mine has been. If possible, I should like my resignation to take effect April 1, 1901. Respectfully yours, LOUIS A. GOODENOUGH. In accepting his resignation the Board adopted the following resolutions:— Whereas. Since his appointment to the prineipalship of School No. 15, Mr. Louis A. Goodenough has exhibited marked ability in ms profession, great unselfishness in his public spirit, untiring industry in his work, and strict integrity in his conduct to such a high degree as to merit the commendation of this Board; Resolved, That In accepting his resigna tion we do so with sincere regret and with the earnest hope that in his new sphere of action he may be as successful as he has been in this city, and that his work will make as lasting an impress there In school and public life as it has made upon us; Resolcea, That the congratulations of this Board are extended to Mr. Good enough upon his selection to the Supcr intency of the public schools of the city of Faterson; Resolved,' That we congratulate the Board of Education and the parents and pupils of the city of Paterson upon the wisdom of their selection. The only vote against the appointment of Mr. Murphy was that of Director Lewis, who said he had no objection to Mr. Murphy as a citizen or a teacher; he merely believed that the appointment should :be made at this time. Under the new schedule of salaries Principal Du R1e came in last night for an increase of $109. His present salary is $2,000. The salary of Vice Principal J. K. Light of the High School was raised from $2,150 to $2,250, and that of Mrs, Ella L. Riggs from $700 to $760. Resignaions as teachers were received and accepted from Margaret E. Lacey, of No. 8 School, and Mary V. Scott, model teacher in No. 9. Miss Lacey has accepted an appointment to No. 8 School, New York. Edith J. Wallace, of No. 15, was transferred to No. 9. to take Miss Scott’s place, and Dorothea Kloes wae appointed to No. 15, and Lillian Taylor was appointed to No. 8. Esther McNeill’s absence was extended one month. Leave of absence was granted to Alice A. Pier son, of No. 19 School. John Callahan was appointed engineer to No. 20 School at a salary of $1,000, to take effect April 1. MRS. WARD T0JEAD TONIGHT Mrs. Harriet Sibley Ward will give a reading tonight in the Linden M. E. Church, on Linden and Ocean avenues. Mrs. Ward will be assisted In entertain ing by Miss Katherine I. Vreeland, vocal ist; Miss Carolyn L. Yeaton, pianist, and William B. Kniffen, organist. The enter tainment will be of a high order and very interesting. A large audience is expected to attend. TEMPERANCE WORK White Ribboners Turn Their Attention to Closing of Saloons on Sunday. The afternoon session of the Hudson County Semi-Annual Convention and School of Methods in St Mark’s A. M. E. Zion Church, yesterday, at half-past one, opened with an executive meeting. There were a number of business mat ters to be disposed of and committees ap pointed. Mrs. Coupland, Mrs. Banta and Mrs. S. J. Kennedy were appointed a nominating committee for the annual convention and election of officers next fall, and as Mrs. C. Story, county presi dent, expects to sail for Scotland early in May, Mrs. Coupland was elected acting president until her return. The place of the fall convention was decided, Hoboken, that failing Bayonne, and that failing Lafayette,” probably in the order of their respective fields for temperance reopens. The public session opened with devo tions led by the Rev. Florence Randolph, after which Miss L. Page read a very interesting letter from Mrs. Searle of Connecticut, formerly foremost among the temperance workers of this city, on ‘‘Why Temperance Should be Taught in the Sabbath Schools.” She could not see why there should be so much objection to just four temperance lessons per year, when the saloons kept up one continuous performance and the bartender was called a fanatic. Mrs«. Rosetta Lawson, of Washington, D. C., one of the organizers of the Negro 1 Temperance Union, brought greetings and ' gave a very Interesting description of her j trip as delegate to the International I temperance Convention in Edinburgh. : She spoke of the speech made by the I Rev. Charles -M. Sheldon, of Kansas, “emphasized,'’ as she put it, “by Sister 'Nation this year.” Miss L. Jackson and Mrs. T. J. Kennedy led in a secretaries’ conference and gave some excellent suggestion® as to what was required of the up-to-date secretary. Above all else, Miss Jackson said, she must be able to write concisely and well, stating clearly the purport of her notice in the first few lines and bringing in ;he compliments afterwards if she desired. There wa6 also a treasurers’ conference; led by Van De Werken, in much the same way, and a “Children’s Hour,” participated in by a number of negro tots, under direction of Mrs. •Nordine and Mrs. Thomas, closed the entertain ment. Among the resolutions brought in by the committee at the close of the pro gramme, mostly of thanks, was the fol lowing on Sunday saloon closing, unani mously adopted:— "Whereas, Many residents of Jersey City, prominent men and others, especial ly liquor dealers, are publicly advocating a Continental Sabbath (the opening of saloons on Sunday at one o'clock P. M.); and "Whereas, The present violation of the law in this city on Sunday, with closed doors and shaded windows, has physical ly, mentally and morally ruined hundreds of youth, men and women, crowding our prisons with human wrecks; therefore “Resolved, That we, members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Hudson County, in convention assembled, emphatically protest against the sale of beer, spirituous or malt liquors openly or privately on Sunday, and we earnestly call on all Christian, philanthropic and moral men and women to publicly, with righteous indignation, oppose this evil and protect the youth, the hope of the nation, from this danger which threatens us; and be it further “Resolved, That we are opposed to the sale of beer, spirituous and malt liquors on all occasions and at all times.” The thirteen unions of the county are all more or less active in preventing or counteracting the liquor traffic. Arlington reported activity "in preventing another saloon in the town”; Bayonne will soon erect a cold water fountain on the Boule vard, and Harrison and Kearny "are working for Sunday closing of saloons.” Miss Kate Lunden, of Flemington, N. J„ addressed the evening session on "My Brother’s Keeper.” She took for her text the story of Cain and Abel and held that one person was responsible to a great ex tent for his neighbor. Mrs. Harper, a member of Zion Church, sang several so los most charmingly. THURSDAY EVENING EUCHRE. Entertained East Evening By Mr and Mrs. Jenkins. Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Jenkins enter tained the Thursday Evening Euchre Club last evening at their home on Gifford avenue, where after the usually interest ing game club prizes were awarded Mrs. George Wilkinson and Mr. John Headden third. The guest prize went to Major J. Hollis Wells. Although this was the last regular meet ing of the club it was decided to hold an other game two weeks hence, when Mrs. James Fielder, Mrs. George Percy and Mrs. Matthew Jenkins will act as host esses, at the residence of Mrs. James Fielder, Clifton place. The guests last night were:—Mr. and Mrs. Hartshorne, Major and Mrs. J. Hol lis Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hinds and Mr. and Mrs. George Perkins, Jr. The members present were:—Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Sisson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. J. Francis MoCoy, Mr. and Mrs. John Headden third, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Soper, Mr. and Mrs. George Percy, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Jen kins, Mrs. Roy Inglis, Dr. and Mrs. George Wilkinson, Mr. and Mrs. James Fielder, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Elgin McBurney. KING’S SONS ENTERTAIN The Lafayette King’s Sons Society of the Lafayette Methodist Church, on Pa cific avenue, gave an entertainment in the chapel on Whiton street last evening for the benefit of the church. A programme of professional talent was given for the amusement of the large audience. Fi nancially the event was a success. Mr. Walter Williams managed the entertain ment with the assistance of several mem bers of the society. MATTERS OF FACT. Pavonia Brand of Fine Early June Canned Peas, for sale at nearly all good grocery ■tores, and wholesale at the D. E. Cleary Co.'s •tores. TWO FOUND DEAD Rats Feed for a Month on the Bodies cf Meade and His Sister. POLICE MAKE GHASTLY FIND Neighbors Miss the Couple and Ask That a Search Be Made. The police of the Communipaw avenue police station made one of the most grue some finds in the history of the depart ment yesterday afternoon in a two story frame house at No. 132 Virginia avenue. The bodies of Louis Meade and hi® sister Susan, both past the age of seventy, were discovered in the kitchen horribly de composed. Neither could be recognized. Rats scampered away in droves when the police entered. Every part of the bodies that the rats could get at was eaten away. The bodies were in terrible condi ,ion- . County Physician Converse viewed the bodies at the morgue this afternoon. He declared that both had died from the ef fects of coal gas. He said that the bod ies had been lying there for at least a month. Meade was known to be a clo6e man and both he ami his sister lived the lives of recluses. They were seldom seen. About eight years ago the couple pur chased jointly the house in which they were found dead. Neither went out much and neighbors regarded them as eccen tric. ■ino one anout that neighborhood remem bered seeing the old people for at least a month.. No signs of life were noticed. This led t'he neighbors to believe that all was not right. The police were noti fied yesterday afternoon. Ohanceman Lockwood and ‘Patrolman Boltwoud were sent to investigate. They battered down the kitchen door after knocking for some time. Both policemen staggered back, horror stricken at the frightful sight that met their eyes. There on a chair, wrapped in old blankets, was the body of Susan Meade. All that was discernible was the fleshless skull protruding through the blankets, and t'he hands, picked clear of the flesh. On the floor, lying on an old mattress, was 'Meade’s body. He had made his bed on two chairs, but the mattress 'had fallen off when he struggled against the deadly coal gas. This body was also in a fright ful condition. The eye sockets and mouth were filled with mould and -not a bit of flesh was left on t’he head or hands. Rats had lived for weeks on the dead flesh. The bodies were taken to the morgue. Many stories are told of the old couple. They were said to be wealthy, but the police have not been able to find anything of value about the house as yet. A search has been made, but a more thorough one will be conducted later. It is thought that the old woman was insane, as she was often heard to scream loudly at nights. No visitors ever called on the old people. The police are trying to locate relatives. All of the furniture and other things about the house is of a poor quality. No food was found in the house either. This led the police to reason out starvation as the cause of death. Dr.1 Converse says, however, that asphyxia tion by coal gas was the cause. GETlpAIED. Health Authorities Say There's No Reason for Scare, But Must Take Precau tions, Another case of smallpox was reported to the city health authorities today, mak ing seven- reported since Wednesday. This time the report hails from one of the healthiest locations of the city. The pa tient is Mrs. Charles Warner, of No. 135 Bay View avenue. The ^health officials are slightly uneasy on account of the widely separated loca tions from which the cases are reported. They would prefer to have all the cases confined to one location in order to suc cessfully cope with the threatened spread of the disease. They are not puzzled, however, "because on investigation they have traced the cases to New York sources. According to the people who live in the vicinity of No. 426 Second street, the two cases reported from there are in the fam ily of two women who recently moved over from New York. One of these is the mother of the babe showing symptoms, who ran from her apartments with her babe yesterday. to elude the health doc tors after locking a door that had to be forced. The doctors called again and tounu that the babe had been hidden be tween two mattresses at the risk of Do ing smothered. The child after being vac cinated lour times, was ordered taken to the pect house. Mrs. Warner, the patient reported this morning, was ordered removed to the smallpox hospital. The authorities are exceedingly anxious not to create a scare, but are just as anxious to impress upon people the im portance of vaccination at once. They say there is no danger of an epidemic whatever, If they will only do this. REFRIGERATING CO’S TRACKS. Work began this morning on the build ing of the immense cold storage ware house to be erected on the tract of land bounded by First, Second, Provost and Warren streets, the Street and Water Commissioners having given permission to lay sidings from the Pennsylvania Railroad yards to the proposed building of the Merchants’ Refrigerating Company of New Jersey. This company was or ganized a few weeks ago and when their plans are completed the city will have a $750,000 cold storage warehouse, the larg est of its kind in the county. NEWSPAPER SOCIAL TONIGHT It was erroneously stated that the newspaper sociable ol the Senior Epworth League of St. Paul’s M. E. Church, on Third street, was to have taken place last evening. Instead, It will be held this evening in the Sunday school rooms of the church. THE GAS RANGE SAVES TIME, WORK, WORRY —AND— COSTS LESS TO USE THAN ANY OTHER. BY ORDERING NOW YOU WILL OBTAIN PROMPT ATTENTION PRICES—$10.50 and $12.00 Connected Up Complete? HUDSON COUNTY GAS COMPANY. NO CARS FOR A MONTH Spencer Weart Says the Situation in the Plank Road Case Is Un changed. There is no change in the situation caused by the closing of the Newark Plank 'Road, and Mr. Spencer Weart, counsel for the Plank Road Company, La the authority for that statement. “It will be perhaps a month before any thing will be accomplished so that tfafflc may be resumed.” Mr. Weart said, also, that the company had some time ago ordered- two new draws over 60 feet In length, Whereas the War Department had laid down the fiat that the minimum must be SO-foot draws. The present bridges, Mr. Weart said, were simply rotten and unsafe as unsafe could be. I', was because of that the company had bought new draws. Some rumor gained credence in this county and Essex that the company would confer with the Freeholders of Essex County, so as to reach- some con clusion, or modus vivendi as the diplo mats say, and have the bridges opened, but on that point President E. F. C. Young emphatically declared that if there was any conference at all it would be with the Boards of Freeholders of the two counties and not with the company. “We are outsiders, pure and simple,” said Mr. Toung, adding that he had not yet' received any request to join- in any conference whatever. GREAT BOWLING GAME TONIGHT. The Seventh Ward Democratic Club bowlers are all ready to meet the Robert Davis Association tonight on their alleys. They have been practising hard and will give the Davis Association team all it can do to win from them. A large crowd is expected to see the game and “root'•for the favorite teams. A large ornamented card on which is inscribed' a list of members of the team, of the Robert Davis Association which is to 'bowl the Seventh Ward Democratic Club's team, is suspended above one of t'he pool tables in- the association club house. It has afforded considerable amusement. The list as given on the card Is as follows:—“Robert King Pin Davis, Adam Dram Shot Schaffer, John Draw Tooth Farrell, Joseph Eight Ball Perl mutter, Frank (High Ball Casey. Thomas Play 'Ball Cummings, James South Paw Burn®, Joseph Dog Kbnnel, Henry Lead Pipe Hanley and John Disinfectant O’Donnell.” DR. MUTTART CONGRATULATED. Yesterday was the thirteenth anni versary of Dr. A. C. Muttart’s connection with Court Pride of the Hill, No. 16, P. of A., as examining physician. By way of celebrating the event he gave the members of the Court and their ladies a complimentary entertainment at Arcanum Hall. The doctor himself was master of ceremonies. There was# music, vocal and instrumental, recitations and several ad dresses. The doctor spoke of the prosperous career of the court and told of his happy relations with it. Deputy Supreme Chief Ranger in a brief but eloquent address explained to the ladies the objects and benefits of the order. The entertainment lasted until midnight. Refreshments were served and all present enjoyed a delight ful evening. The doctor received the con gratulations of all present. BOYS READY TO PAY UP. The five boys who were implicated in breaking a window in a shoemaker's shop on Linden avenue, Wednesday night, were aii at the Fifth precinct station house last night. They had the money to pay for a new pane of glass and Captain Nugent sent them to the shoemaker’s to pay him. The shoemaker did not know how much the glass would be so the captain told the boys to go home and when the shoe maker found out how much it was ne could collect from them. DETECTIVE MORRIS SERIOUSLY ILL Peter Morris', for many years a detective in the waiting room of the Pennsylvania Railroad, left the city last night for Hot Springs, Ark, He is suffering from dropsy. It Is to be regretted that there is little hope for Wa recovery. MADAM REES’S LECTURE. Interesting Talk on Religious Ideals of Poets at Resi dence of Dr. DeHart. Madam Ruutz Rees, o£ New York, gave the first of her course of lectures yester day afternoon at the residence of Dr. M. F. De Hart, No. 99 Mercer street, taking for her subject, “Religious Ideals of An cient and Modern Poets." She read ex tracts from several old Hindoo and He brew lyrics to illustrate the difference in their beliefs, the former being never sure and full of reflection, while the latter was ever sure and assertive. She gave as one example, “The Song of Deborah,” which she said was sung not only by the priests but by the women. All early religious thought, she said, expressed itself through the lyric, which she described as spontaneous utterance naturally adapting itself to rhyme. The Twenty-third Psalm was given as an ex ample. The purpose of these lyrics in both Hindoo and Hebrew was to knit the people together. The prophets were real ly poets. Madam Rees interrupted her lec ture long enough to deplore the fact that there was such ignorance among the young people of today regarding the Bible that foot notes had to be placed at the bottom of the page whenever a Biblical quotation was used. The generation of her day and even the next generation were better educated in this respect. It was the greater pity, she said, because in the sacred books were the only rec ords of religious ideals of the age. The whole object of the Hindoos, Mrs. Rees said, was not to be born again. Be lieving in incarnation they strove to at tain perfection so that they need not live again. These lectures are given through the courtesy of Dr. M. F. De Hart. There are four in the course, the next of which, on the “Great Epics,".will be given on Thursday, April 11. Among those present yesterday were:— Dr. M. F. De Hart, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Bailey, Miss Pope , Miss Sawyer, Miss Norris, Miss A B. Myers, Mrs. G. W. Clerihew. Mrs. Herbert Scott, Mrs. James Edwards, Mrs. George Vickers, Miss A. D. Fuller, Miss Jane Pearson. PLANS FOR JERSEY BUILDING. Designs of Newark Man for State Strnotnre Accepted. PHILADELPHIA, March 29, 1901.—The commissioners appointed by Governor Voorhees from the State of New Jersey to the Pan-American Exposition met in the Walton Hotel, here, yesterday, and organized formally for the first time since their appointment, this being their first meeting after the appropriation had been made. The appropriation is $27,500. R. C. Jenkinson was chosen chairman; Mrs. Henry Eliot Mott, vice chairman; Dr. Mary J. Dunlap, treasurer, and Ober lin Smith, secretary. After looking over the plans submitted for a New Jersey building at the exposition, the plans and sketches submitted by Thomas Cressey of N.ewark, were considered the best and it was unanimously voted to accept them. Of the amount appropriated $5,000 was allotted to the State Board of Education for their entire expenses, $5,000 to the combined Board of Agriculture, Horti culture and Forestry, and $4,500 to the Geological Survey of‘ New Jersey, Pro fessor John C. Smock, State geologist, in charge. j The rest of the fund was divided be l tween the expenses, building a house as headquarters on the grounds for the com i mission and for the fitting of the house and furnishing it, the expenses of the commission, salary of the secretary and promoting the welfare of the State of New Jersey. After some discussion as to the best ! way to proceed to premote the interests of the State in every way and to bring it before the people who would be repre 1 sented at the Pan-American, the coimnis ; sion adjourned, to come together again | at the call of the president, or at the re i quest of any two of the members. CUPPING SOCIAL AT CLAREMONT A "clipping sociable” was held last night in the Claremont Presbyterian Church. Everyone who attended brought a box of something or other, the value of which was at least ten cent3. These were afterwards auctioned off and a great amount of fun was derived when the boxes were opened as the buyers did not know what the boxes contained until they had been bought in. The affair was a social and financial succea#. COLTON TO BE BISHOP Private Letters From Rome Names Him for New* ark Diocese, Information in a private letter front Rome received in New York is that Rev. Charles 'H. Colton, of that city, has been selected as the successor to the late Bishop W. M. Wigger, of the diocese el Newark. Although this is the first pre . sentation of Father Colton's name ia connection with the vacant New Jersey bishopric, the information is thought to he authentic. It has been generally expeoted Bishop ! Farley, of 'New York, would be the cler gyman Rome would select for the place. Bishop Farley's name stood second on the list sent to Rome by the clergy of the • diocese of Newark, the other names be i ing those of Vicar General J. J. O'Con ' nor, of Newark, and Rev. Dr. Charles J. Kelly, rector of the Church of Our Hady j of Grace, Hoboken. | Thus far, the list of nominees made 1 out by the Bishops of the province of ' New York and submitted to the author j itles in Rome, has been closely guarded and none, outside of the hierarchy, has been admitted to the secret. But it was tacitly agreed that the name of Bishop Farley appeared also on the Bishops’ list and, in that event, his selection for the vacant office by the Pope seemed to most of the clergy inevitable. Rev. Father Charles H. Colton is rec tor of St. Stephen’s Church, in Eas* Twenty-eighth street, Manhattan. He was a curate under the late Dr. Edward Mo Glynn when the latter was reotor of SU Stephen's, and was appointed to the va cant rectorship which fallowed Dr. Mc ] Glynn's retirement some years ago. H« is a quiet, unobtrusive man, of middia age, who has never made himself con spicuous in a public way, having devotedl himself wholly to the duties of his office. Within a short time the Rev. FatheB Colton will celebrate the twenty-fifth an niversary of his ordination to the priest hood. It is said that the celebration el this silver jubilee will be taken advantaga of by Archbishop Corrigan to inform. Father Colton of his appointment as Bishop of Newark, and that no formal announcement v ill be made before tha| time. , DAVIS ASSOCIATION EVENTS. i - i The next regular meeting of the R*b« ! ert Davis Association will occur | Thursday evening, April 11. i The Robert Davis Association will en* ■ joy one of its famous social session* oa Tuesday evening, April 9. This was de« cided upon by the entertainment commits tee a few evenings ago and the commit, tee is now busy securing talent lor a bra'll class programme. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, March 29, 1901.—Forecast for thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M. SaturdayTonight and tomorrow, fairj winds northwest. i Hartnett’s Theraaometrioal Report i March 28. Deg.lMarch 29. Deg. I S P. it..1!; S A. M.38 I fi P. M.J 9 A. M.41 9 P. M. 3ill2 noon.it 12 midnight. 341 mmmi DIED. HASTJNG—On Wednesday. March 27, 1901, after a short illness, Charles A. Ha* sur.sr, aged stxiy-*even years. » Funeral from his late residence, No. 5>f Montrose avenue. Jersey City Heights, on Sunday, March 31. at 1 P. M. JACKSON--Wednesday, March 27, 1901, at the reactance of his mother, No. Ilf V 'oom afreet, Percy G. Jackson, aged thirty*.wo years. Rc’ativt < and friends are invited to at* tend t*;* funeral service on Saturday, J Marsh 30. at fc P. M. j T?«< eminent in Ohio at convenience ol family. RIOi ' -Suddenly, on Wednesday, March 27, 1901, Daniel J. Rice, aged thirty eight years, beloved husband of Ann* B. Rice (nee Speicheru Relatives and friends of the family ar« invited to attend the funeral from his lat« residence. No. 78 Vroona s&reet, ©n Satur* day morning. March- 30. at 9 o’clock. Morristown papers please copy. WHELAN—On Thursday, March 28, 190L Francis V., beloved husband of fit© law Mary and son of Catharine and thi late William Whelan. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral on Saturday, March 30: at 9 o'clock A. M.. from No. 134 Dudley street; thence to St. Fetter’s Church,wher« a solemn high mass ©f requied will be of* fered for the happy repose of his soaL