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No One Connected With
Liquor Business Is a
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
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,
Ernest J. Heppenhelmer, secretary-trea
surer Colonial Life Insurance Company.
Crederick Timer, chief clerk of the Erie
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,
Edward O’Donnell, feed merchant and
former Police Commissioner.
Daniel Cole, florist and ex-Alderman.
Montague Redgrave, manufacturer,
I. M. Schachter, clothing.
Michael Smith, butcher.
William Cahill, member of the firm of
J. & W. Cahill, coffee merchants.
Edward W. Martin, real estate dealer,
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
West Hudson—Wm. J. Tierney, con
tractor and former Freeholder.
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
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.
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.
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*.
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.
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.
Viebrock Surprised Them All Last
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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. __
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
Health Board Will Take No
Chances in Dealing With
the Disease.
City Physicians Sent Out On
a Still Hunt For
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
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
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
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
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
Mrs. Mary Durnan Drinks Carbolic
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.__
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.
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,
C. E. Mackey & Co., $100,000.
Manhattan Sugar Refining Company,
$100,000. .
Potomac Brick Company, $100,000.
Cradell Mercantile Company, $15,000.
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’ No. 251 Washington St. Tel. No. 271
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
“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
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
' 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
[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
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
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.
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
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

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