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ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. YOL.TlII.-NO. 3639. ~ ~ " price" ON EC ENT. . BS-- -J,Li Lil—L_JLi. - ■• NEW GRAND JURY No One Connected With Liquor Business Is a Member. JAMES N. DAVIS, FOREMAN Sixteen Democrats and Eight Republicans Make Up the List. Sheriff Ruempler this morning: announc ed the Grand Jury for the April term of the county courts which opens on Tues day next. Considerable interest was manifested in the personnel of the new jury by reason of the recent controversy between Dr. Mc Gill of the Police Board and the members of the last Grand Jury, over the failure of the latter body to indict Eugene Sulli van, the alleged poolroom keeper. The prospects of a general crusade against Sunday liquor selling throughout the county by the Epworth Union and Chris tian Endeavor societies aroused the Inter est of church people and saloonkeepers as to the men who might be called upon to decide the weight of evidence against al leged violators of the excise laws. In the make-up of the new Grand Jury Sheriff Ruempler should certainly satisfy all the people of the county. While from the foreman down, nearly all are more or less prominently identified with different v churches of the county, none are of tne ciaos referred to as "cranks or fanatics" by the Sheriff in his speech at the recent Grand Jury dinner. Not a single liquor seller or man identified with the liquor in terest appears on the list. Sheriff Ruempler has adhered to the policy of selecting none but business men for Grand Jury duty, as was suggested by the late Supreme Court Justice Lip pincott in a charge to a former Grand Jury. mere are sixteen jjemocrais ana eism. Republicans on the new Grand Jury. The twenty-fourth man, who, in accordance with the usual custom, will be excused from serving, unless there is some other who must be excused, is I. M. Schachter, a Democrat, who conducts a clothing establishment in this city. The foreman is James N. ©avis, a well known Jersey City real estate dealer, who at present holds the position of Assess ment Commissioner. Mr. Davis is also a Justce of the Peace and was a member of the Police Board when it was an elec tive body. He is a Democrat in politics and hats served on many Grand Juries during his long residence in the county and is thoroughly competent to pass on the important matters that will come be fore the new 'body. Mr. Davis is an active member of St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church. The other members of the Grand Jury are:— * Jersey City:— George McCarthy, president of the S. P. C. A., Rep. Charles Carroll, superintendent of P. R. R. ferries. Charles O. Barker, patent medicines, IRep. Ernest J. Heppenhelmer, secretary-trea surer Colonial Life Insurance Company. Crederick Timer, chief clerk of the Erie Railroad. Samuel McBurney, secretary-treasurer Hudson River Ice Company, Rep. Dr. William F. Radue, Rep. Thomas Burns, produce dealer. Emil Datz, City Hall Custodian, Rep. Charles E. Prior, real estate dealer, Rep. Edward O’Donnell, feed merchant and former Police Commissioner. Daniel Cole, florist and ex-Alderman. Montague Redgrave, manufacturer, Rep. I. M. Schachter, clothing. Hoboken:— Michael Smith, butcher. William Cahill, member of the firm of J. & W. Cahill, coffee merchants. Edward W. Martin, real estate dealer, Rep. August Hannibal, feed merchant North Hudson:— Adam Schaffer, retired, Union Hill. John E. Bowe, contractor. Weehawken. Henry F. Bernard, druggist. Bayonne—Nathaniel W. Trask, City Treasurer. West Hudson—Wm. J. Tierney, con tractor and former Freeholder. CONTRACTOR CONUN LOSES. Justice Collins this morning dismissed the application of Counselor Charles Kelly on behalf of Contractor Edward Conlin for a writ of certiorari in the suit against the Township of North Bergen for refusing to award him the contract for the Pierce avenue improvement, on motion of J. Emil Walscheid. A similar suit, in which the same parties appear, over the award of the Liberty street im provement contract, was laid over for a week to allow Mr. Walscheid time to answer. TEA STORE DOOR WAS OPEN. Patrolman John Salmon of the Com munipaw avenue police station was kept in a great state of mind for a couple of hours last night, after he found the front Soor of D. S. & H. Craig's tea store, at No. 147 Montlcelio avenue, open. The proprietors could not be located and the cops went on a hunt for the clerk. A search of the store was made, but noth ing was missing. The clerk was hustled out of bed to secure the open door. Bnlmon was of the opinion that he had a case on ills hands. HOW COO.J BUSINESS HAS GROWN The December term of court ended, practically, today. The printed lift shows that there were 122 Supreme Court causes and 112 Circuit Court causes, making a total of 264 case*. In 1883 there were 16 , Supreme Court casee and 54 Circuit Court cases, showing an increase in the lift of $* causes in the past seventeen years of nearly 400 per cent. MATTERS OF FACT, Pavonla Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra lartre cans, anti filled with i-ed. ripe tomatoes. •A'holesalc at L>. K. Cleary Co/s stores. Ask vojir. trrrttier for V.n*. DAVIS TEAM WINS Beat Seventh Ward Demo cratic Club’s Bowlers by 29 Pins On. The match game of tenpins between the Seventh Ward Democratic Club and the Robert Davis Association terminted in a victory for the Davis Association. The Davises brought a strong delegation of "rooters,” but the "howlers” of the Seventh Ward Club outnumbered them three to one and each one used his lungs to the utmost capacity. The onlookers crowded the bowling room and were it not for the continued remonstrance of the officers who were in charge they would have impeded the bowlers. The enthusiasm for both teams was pronounced from start to finish and every good play, by either team, was the cause of an outburst of cheers and prolonged applause. The game was hotly contested and each of Ae clubs led at different stages of the game. The Davis Associa tion team led during the first part of the game, but was overtaken by the Seventh bowlers in the fifth frame and from then until the finish it was nip and tuck. At one of the critical points of the game Mr. Davis got up and said, "I think I'll make a strike,” and when the cheering was over all the pins were down and the Davisites w^nt wild. The finish of the game found the Davis team 29 pins ahead of the Seventh ward team. The scores were:— Davis Association—Robert Davis, 101; Burns, 125; Eagan, 160; Connolly, 106; Cummings, 145; Farrell, 141; Perlmutter, 140; Hanley, 135; Schaffer, 124; Kennell, 153; making a total of 1,330. Seventh Ward Democratic Club—Liv ingston, 150; Roeder, 133; Zeiger, 90; A. Muller, 175; M. Muller, 127; W. Muller, 128; McGurk, 113; Hopper, 126; Carleton, 113; Ehlers, 150; with a total of 1,301. Every one on the Seventh Ward team blamed Edward Zeiger for losing the game. He bowled in very poor form and made the lowest score of the night, witji a total of only 90 pins to his credit. Mr. Zeiger at one time was thought a bowler of some distinction, but his performance of last night has ruined his reputation as a bowler, and it will take a number of good scores for him to regain it. After the match was finished the two teams adjourned to the second floor of the club, where a spread was awaiting them, which they quickly demolished. The game will long be remembered by all those participating as one which was well fought. A return game will be played at some future date, and the Seventh Ward men hope to win it. WORK ON NEW SEWER Grand Street Cars Will Run Through Lafayette for ’ a Time. Active work was begun on the big six foot sewer this morning which is to ex tend along Grand street from Fairmount avenue, and connect with the old Mill Creek, a block away. As a result, the Bayonne and Newark car lines are run through Lafayette. This sewer is doubtless the largest of its kind in the city. Steel pipes six feet in diameter and one-half inch in thick ness are to be laid. These are to be lined with concrete. The sewer begins at Fairmount avenue and Clifton place and intersects at Grand street. It will afford relief to that section of the Heights. Messrs. Van Keuren and Con nolly are the contractors. THE FIRST'S POOL TOURNAMENT. Viebrock Surprised Them All Last Night. The pool tournament of the First Ward Democratic Club still continues to bring out the members in force each evening, and the interest in the games is not diminishing. There was a surprise last evening when Viebrock won out from Rector by a score of 50 to 40 balls. Rector redeemed himself however by beating Kennedy, a strong player, by a score of 50 to 32. Viebrock seemed to be in grand form and when he and Kennedy crossed cues for the final game of the night, Vie brock by excellent management of the cue, beat his opponent by a score of 50 to 28. Tonight the games will be:—Rector and Clements, Viebrock and Clements, and Clements and Fallon. The schedule to date is as follows:— Won. Lost. Nierstedt . 8 0 Ryan . 9 1 Rector. 7 Stanton . 6 2 Viebrock. 5 Kennedy. 2 Clements. 3 9 Sullivan. 2 G Coyle . 3 7 Fallon . 4 5 Reilly . 3 7 McKenna . 3 6 There is a special prize to be awarded to the man making Kie highest run. Mr. George Ryan and Mr. Michael J. Fallon are -a tie, each having a run of fourteen balls to his credit. SOME SMALL FIRES. At ten minutes past seven o’clock this morning fire box No. 231 was pulled by a citizen for a fire in the two story frame dwelling, :No. 187 Erie street, owned by ; James Connolly and occupied by Richard j Behan. The damage was comparatively I alight. It Is not known how the fire oc i curred. I The pouring of live coals with ashes I into an ash barrel in a cellar caused a j slight fire in the saloon of Joseph Reutter, I at No. 338 Central avenue, yesterday ■ afternoon. --- LADY RAINBOW BOWLERS j The Lady Rainbow Bowling Club bowled Thursday afternoon at Columbia Hall. Mrs. Ed. Carlock made the high score of the afternoon- 159. The scores were:—Mrs. Ed. Carlock, 159; Mrs. L. Bfeffer, 134; Mrs. Ed. Zeiger, 131; Mrs. George Webb, 103; Mrs. A. Platen, 107; Mrs. R. Pearson, 9,8; Mrs. J. Homan, 119; Mrs. J. O’Mealia, 96; Mrs. A. Emory, 31; Mrs. K Whelan, 102; Mrs. J.' Belli, 123; i Mrs. J. Hauser, 147. SKYSCRAPER TRUST. Building Company With $25,000,000 Capital Incorporated Today [Special to "The Jersey City News."] TRENTON, Mprch 30, 1901.—The George A. Fuller Company was incorporated here today. It will have a working capital of $20,000,000, and will seek to control the erection of large buildings in all parts of this country. The new company is the outgrowth of the old George A. Fuller Company, capi talized at $000,000, which will go out of existence. This company has been bought in by Standard Oil and other men prominent in the financial world and the capital increased. Not one cent of the $20,000,000 stock of the new company is on the market, all of it having been bought before the certificate of incorporation was ready for filing. Back of the $20,000,000 trust are James Stillman, President of the National City Bank; Henry Morgenthau, President, and ex-Mayor Hugh J. Grant, Vice-President of the Central Realty and Trust Com pany; Henry S. Black, President of the old Fuller Company, and Judge S. P. Mc Connell, counsel for the old Fuller Com pany; Henry O. Havemeyer, President of the Sugar Trust, and Frederic P. Olcott, President of the Central Trust Company. Messrs. Stillman, Havemeyer and other Standard Oil factors,' who exert such a powerful influence over the money market and have been the recipients of many fa vors from the Government, were the prime movers in the plan to formulate the Skyscraper Trust, and Mr. Stillman is one of the Executive Committee. Its other members are Messrs. Grant, Mor genthau, Black and McConnell. The capital stock of the new trust is divided into $15,000,000 common and $5,000, Oft) preferred. The preferred stock sold at par and will pay 714 Per cent. As a result of the combination, it is claimed by Mr. Morgenthau, all commis sions paid by builders incidental to the various stages in the transaction of pro ducing a finished building will be saved. He says also that the $20,000,000 concern will have extra advantages, as it will buy ts steel, cement, fireproofing material and elevators lr. such large quantities that at least 10 per cent, can be saved on the purchase price. “Because of our large working capital and our familiarity with building big structures we will be in position to save L0 per cent, to builders," Mr. Morgenthau continued. "We will build outright for Investors, receiving our commission, or we will build and advance money on the property. We intend to make our opera tions extensive.” BIG ESTATE DISSIPATED. Druggist Gallagher 'Wants His Trust Fund. The rapid dissipation of the estate of the late Dr. Thomas F. O’Callahan was jrougnr- to light in the Orphans’ Court yesterday afternoon, when ex-Assistant Prosecutor Marshall A. Van Winkle moved for a rule to show cause why Lawyer Edward O’Callahan, executor of his father’s will, should not he compelled to pay over a trust fund of $2,000 belong ing to Druggist John C. Gallagher, of Grove and Seventh streets. When Dr. O'Callahan died a few years ago he was reputed to be worth from $150,000 to $200,000 in real estate in different sections of the city. Now the old home stead at Second and Erie streets is ad vertised to be sold by the Sheriff under foreclosure on April 18, and the creditors of the estate can obtain no settlement of their claims. Lawyer Van Winkle said that no ac counting had been filed by the executor, who, besides the widow of the testator, is the only heir. Recently, through Law yers Brinkerhoff & Fielder, the Second National Bank of Jersey City obtained an order to show cause why the executor should not be placed in contempt for fail ing to obey the Court’s injunction and file an accounting. He said that in addition to the Gallagher claim he held another against the estate as representative of the Third National Bank. Lawyer O’Callahan, Mr. Van Winkle said he had learned, was now a resident of Orange. Judge Blair reserved decision on the ap plication. __ SALOONS ENOUGH IN HOBOKEN “This protest may not be consistent with the reputation Hoboken has as a saloon town, but it is a just one nevertheless,” said Lawyer Alexander Young, appearing last night before the Council for property owners who are trying to prevent Fred erick Meyer from obtaining a license to conduct a saloon at No. 207 Washington street. “There are now five saloons on the block and these people consider that many enough.” “I can show you a block that has a saloon in every house,” interposed Meyer. “That may be,” responded Young, “but it does not apply to your case. There are enough saloons in Hoboken.” The Councilmen gasped at this declara tion and promised to look into the matter when they had recovered. O’DONNELL WANTS THE BOOKS City Clerk O’Donnell is anxious to have turned in all the books of the election officers who served at the recent registry in order that he can make up his payroll in time to present it at next Tuesday night’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen. He depends upon the signatures accom panying the certificates inside of the book. Thus far only thirty-one out of ninety six have been turned in. BABY GIRL TAKES A WALK Little four-year-old Lena Masey strayed from her home, No. 123 Hailaday street, just 'before supper time last evening and her parents were given no end of trouble for an hour or more. The tot was finally found on Pacific avenue. Strangers brought her to the station house where she was claimed by her parents. BARDEL COUNCIL AT BARMER. Mr. William Bardel, of Hoboken, sailed today for Germany to fill the post of United States Consul at Barmer. Dele gations from the German Club and other organizations with which Mr. Bardel is affiliated saw him off. Ei H’PHERSON DEAD. Wife of the Former Senator Succumbs to Pneumonia in New York. Mrs. John R. McPherson, widow of former United States Senator from New Jersey, died early yesterday at No. 331 Lexington avenue, New York, from pneu monia, the malady that carried off her only son, Gregory, more than four years ago. Her son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Muir, who were re cently reconciled to her after a period of estrangement which followed their mar riage, will learn of her death on disem barking from the 6ampania at Liverpool today. Mrs. McPherson leaves a fortune esti mated at about $5,000,000, which t her hus band accumulated, and she had no chil dren but Mrs. Muir. At the time of her death Mrs. McPherson was fifty-six years old, and had lately been in rather poor health, having made a trip South in the winter in order to recuperate her strength. Her death was unexpected, her illness lasting only three days. She had for three months been staying at the home of Mrs. Bessie Stewart, who is the daughter of United States Senator Stewart, of Nevada* and has been di vorced, in the Central Apartment House, No. 331 Lexington avenue. Mrs. Stewart, who accompanied Mrs. McPherson on her recent Southern trip, left the latter' in her home and went abroad about a month, ago. She will return today, arriving on the steamship St. Louis, to find that her guest has died in her absence. Dr.' and Mrs. Joseph Muir, who had been staying at the Stewart home with Mrs. McPherson for a few days, sailed last Saturday on the Campania, to be abroad about three months. Mrs. Mc Pherson contracted a cold three days later. She was alone in the apartments with her maid and Mrs. Stewart’s serv ants. The cold developed rapidly into the grip, and Dr. E. G. Janeway and Dr. T. C. Janeway, his son, were called in. a iicuiuuiiuv suiibccucu uic guy auu >-’• McPherson died at five o’clock yesterday morning. Robert S. Green, of New Jer sey; Arthur Johns, of No. 30 Broad street, and other friends were with her all through the night until her death. Immediately after it a cable despatch ■was sent to Liverpool, td be delivered to Dr. and Mrs. Muir on their arrival there. The body was removed to an undertak er’s at Nineteenth street and Eighth ave nue, last night, and embalmed. It will there await the return of the Muirs, who are expected to arrive a week from next Wednesday. The body will be cremated. Mrs. McPherson was Miss Edla Jane Gregory. She was prominent in Wash ington society while her husband, who died in 1897, was in the Senate. There was somewhat of a sensation in the summer of 1898 when her daughter, Edla Coleman McPherson, left the Wal dorf-Astoria on the evening of July 2, and went to Hoboken with Dr. Muir, to be married there by Justice of the Peace Schlitting. Mrs. McPherson did not regard the bridegroom with favor. She added to the excitement by declaring that her daugh ter had been hypnotized by the physi cian, and the daughter threatened to sue her mother for libel. They were recon ciled some months ago, and Mrs. Muir will now in all probability come Into a large fortune. NOTHING LELT OF ESTATE. Lawyers Are Paid and Newark Bank Gets What Is Left. When Joseph Richardson, a resident of this city, who conducted a picture frame establishment on Canal street, New York, died intestate about eighteen months ago, he was supposed to be very wealthy, but when Thomas K. Halstead, who was appointed administrator, finally wound up the estate, he found a balance of only $1,736.87, against which were sev eral claims including an eleven year old note for $1,300 held by the Newark City Bank. In the Orphans’ Court yesterday Law yers William A Lewis, representing the administrator of the estate; Lawyer J. Ryerson, representing the Newark bank, and Lawyers Frank McDermott and Marshail A. Van Winkle, who appeared for other creditors, tried to agree on a division of the estate and incidentally the amounts due to each ot them as counsel. Lawyer Ryerson, who thought he was entitled to $200 for his services in fighting the claim of the Newark bank, was al lowed $150 by Judge Blair; Lawyer Lewis’s ciaim for $250 was reduced $50; Lawyer McDermott got $1C0 instead of the $150 he asked, while Lawyer Van Winkle, who modestly claimed $15, was allowed $25 by the Court. After deducting some other liabilities, the Court ordered the $1,115 re maining of the estate to be put to the Newark bank to satisfy its judgment. BOY STRUCK BY CAR. Robert Steele, five years old, of No. 217 Monmouth street, was struck by an east bound trolley car of the Bayonne line yesterday afternoon at Grand and Mon mouth streets. He was slightly injured about the head and was taken home by his mother. Mrs. Steele refused to make any complaint against the motorman and no arrests were made. KENNEDY ASSOCIATION TO MEET The John F. Kennedy Association of the First Ward will meet at the club house, Washington and Sussex streets, Monday evening next. The entertainment committee will make its report in regard to the Easter entertainment which will take place at the club house Monday evening, April 8. GREENVILLE M. AND S. CLUB. The Greenville Musical and Social Club held a reception last night at the Belve dere House, Old Bergen Road and Dan forth avenue. The crowd was not as large as usually turns out to the affairs of the club, but those who were there had a thoroughly good time. An Old and Well Triad 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. . m y, SMALL POX SCARE Health Board Will Take No Chances in Dealing With the Disease. ALL DISTRICTS SEARCHED City Physicians Sent Out On a Still Hunt For Suspects. The city health authorities are taking no chances in coping with the possibility of a spread of smallpox. One more case wa® reported this morning. The patient is a man of the name of Murphy, of No. &t. Paul'® avenue, whose daughter was taken from that address to the >mallpox hospital several weeks ago. This makes in all eight ca®e® within the past few days. All the patients were taken to the pest house. The mothers of the two babes who were ordered taken there from No. 42G Colgate street, followed the babies, and- refused to be separated from them, asking to be allowed to nurse them. The doctors connected with the Health Board were assigned by Health Inspector1 Benjamin yesterday afternoon to covr/r the following sections of the infected dis trict %f “Little Italy,” to enter all apart ments, examine all rooms, closet® and beds for smallpox patients, and to vac cinate all who had not recently been vac cinated:— Dr. Hoffman—North side of Fourth street, between Merseles and Brunswick; Merseles. between Fourth street and New ark avenue; south side Newark avenue, between Merseles and Brunswick strets. Dr. Wolf son—East and west side of Brunswick street, between Third and Fourth streets; south side Fourth street, >etwoen Brunswick and Merseles streets; Merseles street, east side, between Third and Fourth strets. Dr. Brinkerhoff—North and south sides >f First street, between Monmouth and Brunswick street; east and west sides of Monmouth street, between First and Second streets. Drs. Hart and Stout—Polish and Italian schools—both also fumigated by Officer D’Donnell. Dr. Rector—East and west side Colgate street, between First and Second streets; ilso north side of First, west of Colgate. Dr. Stewart—North side Third street, between Colgate and Brunswick streets; west side of Brunswick street, between Second and Third; also east side of Brunswick, between Second and Third md south side of Second street, between Brunswick and Colgate streets. Dr. Everett—North and south sides ?irst street, between Colgate andTBruns wick streets; Brunswick street, east and west sides, between First and Second streets. In only a few cases did the doctors neet with opposition. They were obliged ;o force entrance into three apartments, yery few refused to be vaccinated. Orders have been given to stop all lealing in rags, paper, etc., for the next ;en days, and to stop all rags coming :rom New York City until further no tice. POLICEMAN’S WIFE A SUICIDE Mrs. Mary Durnan Drinks Carbolic Acid. Sirs. Mary Durnan, thirty-four years fld, wife of Policeman Terence Durnan, committed suicide at her home, No. 601 jtTove street, this morning. She had been complaining of ill health for some time md becoming despondent threatened on several ocasions to end her life. Some lays ago she purchased some carbolic acid to mix with other ingredients as an ointment with which she treated a sore mkle. Shortly after she arose this morn ing she determined to put her threat into execution. She told her little son Johnny that she was tired of life and was going to kill herself, and stunding before the little fellow she drank a large dose of carbolic acid. She fell to the floor. Then she changed her mind, and exlaiming, “I won’t die yet,” half arose, but fell back screaming with agony. Her husband was out on duty. Neigh bors rushed to the room where she was lying. An ambulance was summoned, but the unfortunate woman died on her way to the hospital.__ THE PROSPEROUS FIRST. A meeting of the First Ward Demo cratic Club will take place Monday even ing .at the club house, Washington and Sussex streets. The various committees of the club will make their reports for the year. Mr. John 'H. Sullivan, who has charge of the committee that was ap pointed about a,month ago for the pur pose of securing subscriptions for a new club house, will make a report of his success. This club has prospered wonder fully since it was organized. The mem bership roll is now over the two hundred mark, and at every meeting new mem bers are being enrolled. At next Monday evening's meeting twelve new members will be elected. SILK COMPANY CHARTERED Paterson Concern for Dyeing Woo Among Yesterday’s Cerpora’ions. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] The Columbia Silk Dyeing Company of Paterson was incorporated in the office of the Secretary of State yesterday with an authorized capital stock of $3,000,000. William -H. Pordyce and William D. Blau velt of Paterson and Charles W. Mackey of New York are the incorporators. The company is to engage in the manufacture and preparation of silk. Other companies incorporated yester day were:— Ursina Coal Mining Company, $1,500,000. Tabasco and Chicapas Trading and Transportation Company, $600,000. New York Commercial Guaranty Com pany, $300,000. Dlrube & Varela Company, $250,000. Annulo Stopper Company, $150,000. Weygat Serpentine Quarrying Company, $200,000. C. E. Mackey & Co., $100,000. Manhattan Sugar Refining Company, $100,000. . Potomac Brick Company, $100,000. Cradell Mercantile Company, $15,000. 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. < ►—-1 FOR THE MERCHANT FOR THE LAWYER FOR THE OFFICE FOR THE LODCE FOR THE CHURCH ►-* | -4 TASTEFUL WORK QUICK "SERVICE PROMPT DELIVERY MODERATE PRICES ESTIMATES CIVEN ♦-4 ► 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 SEARCHED MEADE HOUSE T'o Money or Papers of Identi fication Were Found Acting Captain Snow of the Communi paw avenue police station, made a thor ough search of the home of the aged Merdes, at No. 152 Virginia avenue, yes terdays ith the hope of finding the fabu lous wealth the neighbors say the dead people hoarded since they came there eight years ago. His work was unsucess ful. For a couple of hours he searched in every conceivable nook and corner in j an effort to bring to light untold riches. .| Nothing of value was found. No money or jewels were discovered nor were there any valuable papers among the things the officer took to the station house with him. A few old photographs, a Bible and some old clothes were all of any value that the police carted away. The aged brother and sister were dis covered dead in the kitchen of the two story frame house, Wednesday afternoon, by the police. Notice from neighbors di rected the police to investigate. Both bodies were horribly decomposed and rats had eaten away the flesh from the head, and hands of both. Dr. Converse says coal gas caused asphyxiation. The star vation story also has good foundation, for no food was found in the house. The absence of food may, however, have been due to the rats. These pests overran the house and droves were seen to scamper away when the police broke in. The police are endeavoring to locate re latives of the old couple. None are known to exist and the police have little Informa tion to work on. No letters were found in the house. Bodth bodies will be interred in the New York Bay Cemetery and the Surrogate asked to administer the estate in order to ! pay the undertaker’s claims. The house : is said to be worth about $3,500. This will doubtless escheat to the State. NEWSPAPER FIRE AT PATERSON. Guardian Building Gutted — Total Estimated at $100,000. [Special to “The Jersey City News."] PATERSON, March 30, 1901.—The build ing occupied for nearly thirty years by the Paterson “Dally Guardian," the old est newspaper in the county, wras gutted yesterday. Adjoining buildings are bad ly damaged and the total loss is estimat ed at $109,000. John J. Doran, a compositor on the “Guardian," on his way home discovered the fire at the rear of the first floor. When the firemen arrived the structure was ablaze from cellar co roof, the dry walls, oils and inks feeding the flames. A general alarm was sounded, and for four hours the firemen fought to save neighboring property. A heavy wind was blowing and sparks were carried blocks away. Frank Shane, a fireman, was overcome by smoke and fell from a ladder, injur ing nis head. Assistant Chief Sweeney fell into the cellar through a break in the floor and injured his leg. The Guardian Printing and Publishing Company only recently completed the in stallation of a new and up to date plant in all departments. Tho "Morning Call” offered the use of its entire plant to the “Guardian” and that paper will be Is sued as usual today. The Guardian Publishing Company, publishers of the “Daily Guardian,” lost its entire plant, and is the heaviest loser. George Stinson, crockery dealer; Beasle & Sutton, dealers in automibiles; the A. J. Rogers Plumbing Company, and Burke Brothers, butc'hers, were others whose stock was destroyed. The buildings were owned by the Guard ian Company, Dr. Benjamin F. Luckey and Mrs. John F. Kerr. The last named is a sister-in-law of George J. Kerr. SILVER VASE FOR GRIGGS Officers and Employes Show Regard at His Leaving. WASHINGTON, March 30, 1901.—Attor ney General Griggs, whose resignation takes effect March 31, will leave for his ’home in New Jersey today and will re sume the practice of law. He attended his last Cabinet meeting today and the President and all his offi cial associates expressed regrets. The officials and employes of the de partment of justice yesterday afternoon presented Mr. Griggs, through Solicitor General Richards a siiver vase on which was the inscription:— “Presented to John William Griggs on his retirement from the office of Attorney General of the United States, March 29, 1901. Qut pro domino justitia sequitur.” On the reverse is Griggs’s monogram. THIEVES SCATTER GEMS Caught at Their Work They Left a Trail of Dia monds and Watches. Watches and diamonds to the value of $2,500 were strewn along fhe streets of Harrison over a distance of several blocks yesterday by two daring robbers in an exciting chase. 'Both men were caught after one of them had' tried to shoot his pursuers when cornered in a cellar. The watches and jewelry were all subse quently recovered save a small diamond pin and a ring. The men caught described themselves as Henry 'Hinion, twenty-four, a traveling agent, of Ferry street, Hoboken, and John Seton, twenty-five, bookkeeper, of Philadelphia. They were well dressed, and are suspected to have gone to Har rison from this city. The thieves entered the house of Will iam H. Wilhelm, cashier of the Hauck Brewing Company, in Washington street, about four o'clock, using a pass key. No one was at home and they ransacked the house at their leisure. They took a diamond brooch worth $500, five gold watches, three pairs of diamond earrings, several diamond pins and a dozen rings, besides other articles of value. The men were seen leaving the Wilhelm house by James Wilhelm, brother of the cashier. ‘He jumped into his carriage and, driving to the brewery, notified his brother. The thieves meanwhile had boarded a Newark bound car. The galloping of the horse driven by the Wilhelm brothers in pursuit and cries of “Stop thief!” warned the thieves they were discovered, and both Jumped from the car and ran through Third street. Chief of Police Rogers joined in the chase, and as the two men sped on they unburdened themselves of all the stolen Jewelry, scattering gems and watches in gutters and vacant lots as they ran. Many citizens joined in the chase and the excitement became intense. At Third and Cleveland streets the thieves sepa rated. Hinton turned into Cleveland street, only to run into the arms of Ad am Breitenbucher, a muscular butcher, who held him until Chief Rogers came up and took him. Seton ran to William street and fought to escape by hiding in the cellar of a house. The Wilhelm brothers located him and went after him. Seton pulled a revolver and snapped the hammer three times. The revolver was fully loaded, but failed to work. Before Seton could make the fourth attempt several men closed in on him and disarmed him. THAT EXTRA SESSION. Governor Tells on What Con ditions He Will Call It. [Special to ‘"The Jersey City News.”] ELIZABETH, March 30, 1901.—Governor Voorbees, last night, was asked whether ■he intended calling a special session of the Legislature in reference to the Pas saic pollution question. The Governor said-:— “While fully appreciating the very great importance of the subject involved and the earnestness of feeling in the localities to be affected by the proposed legislation, and while in full sympathy with their de sires to promptly provide means to reme dy the evils complained of, I shall have to be first convinced that there is the strongest probability that some remedial legislation will be enacted. “It would be useless otherwise to call the Legislature together. I shall there fore withhold my decision on the subject until after it has been laid before me by the special committee of the Newark Board of Trade, which, I am informed, 'has been selected to wait upon me and urge a call for an extra session of the Legislature.” COMING EVENTS. The F. S. McDonald Association wid open the summer social season at Kroe bel’s Boulevard Park on Sunday, April 14. Prize bowling for cash prizes will be a feature of the picnic. The first picnic of the season at Bald win Park will be held by the A. M. Fitz nenry Association on April 15. An “au tomobile dance will be among the fea tures. ' A grand march and civic ball will be held by the Anchor Athletic Club at Pohlmann's on Monday evening, April 22. The Potato Social Club will hold a mas querade ball at the Avenue House on Eas ter Monday evening. Vice Chancellor Pitney Hears Argument in Brown Divorce Case. [Special to “The Jersey City News.’*] NEWARK, March 30. 1901.—At. the con clusion of argument yesterday morning in the suit for divorce brought by George T. Brown, of Jersey City, against hia wife, Mrs. Mary A. Brown, Vice Chan cellor Pitney took the papers in the case and reserved decision. The Court inti mated that it would be some time before he would reach a contusion, there being five or six cases which must first be dis posed of. As told in “The News," Brown charges his wife with infidelity and names Wil liam H. Kane, Jr., as co-respondent. All the testimony in the case was taken be fore Isaac Romaine, of Jersey City, as Special. Master in Chancery, and was re ferred to Vice Chancellor Pitney for ar gument. Flavel McGee, for the petitioner, summed up in Jersey City several weeks ago, and last week former Judge Isaac S. Taylor, Mrs. Brown’s counsel, submitted his side of the contest in Newark Chan cery Chambers. Yesterday morning clos ing argument for the petitioner was pre sented by Major Thomas F. Bedle. The principal points dwelt upon were those developed in the testimony of Maria Mitchell, a servant in the Brown household when the family lived at No. 82 Woodland avenue, Jersey City Height®, and of a detective named Coyne, whom Brown employed to watch his wife. The evidence of the Mitchell woman, counsel contended, was in itself suffloient to war me Bianung or a decree of divorce. The servant was an entirely disinterest ed party, said counsel, while to eontra vert her testimony the defence had intro duced the statements of parties, “all of 'thorn were interested parties and pecu liarly related to one another.” The testimony of the detective, Coyne, was that he had seen the shadows of Mrs. Brown and Kane on a window ahada together in the “den” of Graham Van Keuren’s house at Bogata, Bergen coun ty, having first seen and recognized them by looking through the space between tha sill and the bottom of the curtain. In at tacking that testimony the defence had produced witnesses who said they were in the room at the time specified by tha de tective. Major Bedle endeavored to show by cross-examination of these witnesses indicated that they had not been in the room at all. The whole purpose of the defence had been, declared counsel, to make perjurers out of all the petitioner’s witnessea and to prove connivance on the part of tha husband. In each attempt counsel clalmad they had signally failed. The Vice Chancellor, during the discus sion of the shadow pictures, as alleged to have been seen by the detective on the Van Keuren’s window shade, told counsel that in considering the case he would use the same shade and make personal ex periments. The Smallest Monsroh, The smallest monarch in the world is a woman who reigns over the Hindoo state of Bhopaul and govern* more than a million souls. Her name is Djihan-Begum. and while she is nearly fifty years crtd she is hardly as large as the average Child of ten. She is a Arm, just ruler, however, and holds the reins of government with better judgment than most of the men who govern adjoining Stales. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK. March 30, 1801.—Forecast for thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M., Sunday:—Tonight, fair, probably rain to morrow; winds north to east. Hartnetts Thermometrioal Report March 29. Deg.lMarch 30. Deg. 3 P. M. 41 6 A. M. 4! 6 P. ,M. 41’ 9 A. M. 43 9 P. M. 37112 noon .44 12 midnight .35j DIED. HASFNG— On Wednesday. March 27, lJOl, after a short illness, Charles A. Ha sung. aged sixty-seven years. Funeral from his late residence, No. 31 Montrose avenue. Jersey City Heights, on Sunday. March 31, at 1 P. M. JACKSON—Wednesday. March 27, 1901, at the residence of his mtMher, No. US Vroorn street, Percy G. Jackson, aged thirty-two years. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral service on Saturday, March 30, at S P. M. Interment in Ohio at convtnienoo of family.