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ONECENT LAST EDITION. VOLT X1I1.-NO. 8717 JERSEY CITY TUESDAY. AUGUST 6, 1901. LAST EDITION. ONE CENT LAST EDITION. PE ICE ONE C ENtT^3 Attendants at the State Hospital Tell About the Food Served. MEDICAL DIRECTOR BACKS THEM Says He Has Been Shown Wormy Cornstarch and Bad Meat. GOYERKOR ASKS QUESTIONS Investigation Will Deal Only With Food Supplies and Will Let Other Allega tions Slide. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON, Aug. 6, 1901.—The committee of managers appointed 'by the Board ot ■Managers of the State Hospital for the Insane heard yesterday from the lips of the attendants at that institution the same statements made by them regarding the food served' at the State Hospital which weTe contained in the petition pre sented to Dr. Ward July 17. Governor Voorhees heard the statement*?, too, and they were diametrically opposed to the testimony tendered to the Governor in his private office a week ago by Manager Vroom. Judge Thompson, in opening the session, reiterated the statement made by •him last Monday that the committee In tended simply to investigate the charges regarding the food supply. Governor Voorhees, Judge Joseph Thompson, chairman ot the committee, and Henry R. Baldwin of New Bruns wick, and Benajah W. Andrews of Wood bury arrived at the hospital about eleven o'clock and it was decided to begin the investigation at once. The Governor's presence was the result of a resolution . adopted by the committee and forwarded to the Governor last Saturday accom panied (by a letter asking that he par ticipate in the inquiry. The committee, after an informal conference, assembled in the library on the top floor of the cen tral building and a few minutes later Judge Thompson rapped for order and the proceedings were formally opened. Judge Thompson stated that the com mittee had met to consider the charges contained in the petition submitted by the attendants to Dr. Ward. He explained that the Governor was present at the re quest of the board, which was afraid that were he not on hand the committee might be Subjected to public allegations as to the character of the Investigation. Judge Thompson announced that the committee would be represented by its counsel, Ed win Robert Walker, and asked that other lawyers present announce for whom they appeared. In response, James Buchanan said that he appeared on behalf of "Warden "William P. Hayes, and John H. Btackes announced that he represented several of the attend ants who had signed the complaint made to Dr. Ward. At the proceedings which followed there was a fair attendance, including Dr. Wrard, Dr. Felty, Dr. Allen and Dr. Cort of the medical staff; Dr. Jones, whose resignation as third assistant physician took effect last Thursday; Warden Hayes and half a score of reporters. Dr. John W. Ward, the medical direc tor, and three of the male attendants were the only witnesses examined, adjournment being then taken until .next Thursday morning. The witnesses were selected by the committee, and were first interrogated by -the board’s counsel, after which ques tions were permitted to be asked by the other counsel. There was a very evident disposition to plac£ as much responsibility as possible on the shoulders of Dr. Ward, but the medical director was very clear and very positive as to just where his duties be gan and ended under the law which creat ed the dual system under which the hos pital is now operated. By this law tne care of the patients is vested in the medical director and his assistants, while tne entire business management of the in stitution, including the purchase of sup plies and the supervision of the cooking and kitchens, is left to the warden. Dr. Ward told of the complaints made to him by members of the medical staff, among them being those of Dr. Jones, who had brought meat from the patients' table containing live maggots, and a few mornings later corn starch pudding with worms in it. “Did you receive any other com plaints?” asked Mr. Walker, pursuing .the inquiry. “Yes.” “From whom?” "Supervisor Wynn.” “What were they?” "Of the same character.” Dr. Ward asked to be allowed to make a statement regarding the pudding,which he said might occur in any household. The trouble, he said, was in the kitchen, and the food should not have been served. "There is a regular established dietary for every day, is there not?” “Yes.” "How long has it been in force. “I don’t know positively, but I think the present dietary was adopted after the single board of managers was created. “On receiving the complaint fmm Dr. Jones about a month ago, did you make any investigation?” "No formal investigation.” “Did ycu visit the kitchens?” “No I have no authority in the kit chens' I reported the matter to the warden.” “Did you visit any of the dining rooms after these complaints, three or four in number?” “Yes.” “Were there any complaints during the incumbency of Colonel Earley? ' “Only one general complaint that I re call. ” “Were ther- •«» -omniaints during the term of his predecesor, Mr. White?” "Only one that I recall, and that was concerning the quality of some butter." Dr. Ward gave the lie to some of the published statements concerning Dr. Jones, said to have emanated from mem bers of the Board of Managers in which it was alleged that the physician’s re signation had been requested because of charges prefered against him by Dr. Ward. Dr. Ward was asked to produce the re ports for the week covered by the com plaint of the attendants and in the mean time Judge Thompson took a hand in the inquiry. By Judge Thompson—“When Dr. Jones came to you with his complaint, and at the time he stated the meat was not fit to eat, did you make any Investigation?” “Only through him.” "Did you bring the matter to the atten tion of the Board?” “No.” “Was it not your duty to do so?” “There was no meeting of the Board until last Thursday and the complaint had already been brought to its atten tion.” “As medical director, what are your duties?” “My duties as medical director are to have general care and oversight of the patients, to visit them or see that they are visited at least twice a day and to require reports as to their condition; to receive the reports of the supervisors and to have general supervision of the pa tients.” “Do you understand that to include the character and quality of the food?” “That is entirely out of my jurisdic tion.” “If the food is not all right, what do you do?” “Report to the warden.” “M the trouble is not then remedied?” “Report to the board.” By Mr. Baldwin—“Were the maggots In the meat brought to you by Dr. Jones alivt*?” "Yee.” “Then they must have been in the meat before It left the kitchen?” “I should say so.” By Mr. Walker—“Were they maggots or skippers in the meat?” “Skippers are not found in meat; they generally are found in milk products.” By Mr. Buchanan—“Did Dr. Jones have any duty to perform in reporting the matter to you?” "Yea” ‘'Should the supervisor’s reports show j if anything was the matter with the food furnished?” "I should say they should.” “Did you hear directly or indirectly re ports from any other source?” “Yea” “From whom?” “From the patients.” “Then?” “Xo; several days later.” “Do the medical directors have anything to do with the food furnished?” "No.” By Governor Voorhees—“What practice prevails as to these dietary reports?”' In answer to this question Dr. Ward replied that the supervisors make a daily report to him in writing, which contains, among other things, a report as to the food furnished. All deviations from the prescribed dietary, whether, omissions, substitutions or additions. “Then what is done with that report?” continued the Governor. "A transcript is ma'de by the steno pher for each wing and this is sent to the warden.” "Under the rules, if- there had been long continued violations, what course would you pursue?” "Go to the Board of Managers.” “Let me ask further whether there are not sometimes reasons which would jus tify a change from the prescribed die tary?” “Yes, as I have just explained, there are times when one can get articles not on the dietary, such as berries, melons and the like, and I see no good reason why the patients should not have them.” “Has such a report been made to the Board of Managers?” By Mr. Buchanan—“These reports are the means by which the warden obtains knowledge of how the food is served?” “One means.” By Mr. Backes—“How many times have you been in the dining rooms during the past week?” “Three or four times.” “How many times during the past eigh teen days?” "I should say half a dozen times.” "Has it not been your practice to visit the dining rooms and see what kind of food was served?” “Yes.” “Don’t you regard it as a duty of. the medical director? Why do you not visit the dining halls more frequently?” "I have officials to do that whom I consider efficient.” “But you did not make an investiga tion after receiving the complaints?” “Yes, by supervision.” “Personally?” 1 "No.” At the request of Mr. Baekes, Dr. ward picked up one of the supervisor's reports at random. The day was July 17, the report being Mr. Wynn's report from the second floor of the west wing. Dr. Ward read from the report as follows:— “Breakfast, cold corn beef and fried potatoes served; potatoes not of good quality. Dinner, potatoes the only vege table served.’’ “Did you make any inquiry as to the omissions and the charges that the pota toes were not good?” asked Mr. Baekes. “No; I reported the matter to the war den as usual." Another dietary report was picked up by Dr. Ward for July 16. This react: “Breakfast O. K. Dinner, soup, mutton not served; cold ham served.” An effort was made to interpret this as meaning that soup had been served and only mutton omitted, but the effort was not successful, it being shown that both soup and mutton were on the prescribed dietary, the supervisors making no note of anything but variations. The entry cold ham showed that this had been sub stituted for both the soup and mutton. A report for July 14 showed that pota toes were the only vegetable served for dinner, while gingerbread was omitted from the prescribed mehu for the evening meal. “How many complaints have you re ceded during i he year?” asked Mr. Baekes, pursuing the inquiry. “Possibly half a dozen,” replied Dr. '^As'to the character of the food?” “There were very few as to the quality, but a great many as to the service. (ConUhued on Second Page.) i TITLE QUESTION Residents of Twelfth Ward Anxious As to Legality of Purchase of School Site. SMALL LEGAL SNARL N. J. Title Guarantee and Trust Co. Reports That Title Will Be Passed. Certain residents of the Twelfth IVard are very much exercised over the build ing' of the new school in that ward. They have spread the news from the house tops that the city government is actually permitting the construction of a public school building on land which the city doesn't own, and there are talks of in dictments and other dreadful proceedings for officials who haven’t yet acquired the much desired faculty of doing anything which pleases everybody. It is true that there is a hitoh in the legal proceedings, but not so serious that it cannot be ultimately removed. The bald facts are these:— The Board of Education some time ago made up its mind that a new school was needed for the Twelfth Ward. It hunted about and selected a site belong ing to the Ogden Estate, and the price agreed upon was $10,000. The Board of Finance was asked to appropriate the money and it did, writh an additional $71,000 or thereabouts for the building to be constructed on the lots. A contract was awarded and the work was begun. In negotiating the purchase the city entrusted the examination of the title to the N. J. Title Guarantee and Trust Co. That company, with its high reputation for rigid search work, discovered certain objections which they deemed worthy of consideration. The officials of the Title Company made to the law department of tire city a report of their search, embody ing in it the points at issue. These the officials say, are not, however, so ser ious that they cannot be removed and the title passed. Because of the Title Com pany’s discovery the check of $10,000 for the payment of the land is being withheld by the City Clerk. When this matter was brought to the attention of Dr. Egbert, chairman of the committee of the Board of Education, no at once consulted with the City Attorney, and that official said that he apprehend ed no trouble in removing the legal snarls and he advised that the construction work could proceed. Acting thus under such instructions the contractor is pushing ahead the work as quickly as possible. The City Attorney is away for two weeks and on his return the passing of the title will take place. WHITEST THE LAW. Merchants Are Advised That the Garnishee Act Is Constitutional. The Merchants’ Protective Association met last night and decided to make a teat case of the new garnishee judgment debtor law that was passed at the last session of the Legislature. This action was due to a report submitted by the delegates to the 'recent convention to the effect that the general counsel of the State Association has filed an opinion to the effect that he believed the new law was constitutional. An invitation was received- and accept ed to attend the annual excursion of the Paterson Grocers Association. John Sauer, of 'No. S4 Belmont avenue, and Conrad Peterson, of No. 102 West Bide avenue, were elected to membership. Propositions were received from George Mezgar, of No. 65 South street; W. Robin son, No. 652 Palisade avenue; C. T. Mann, Monticello avenue, and Jacob Forester, 19 St. Paul’s avenue. MR. KENNEDY CONFIDENT Water From Boonton Will Be Turn ed on Before Contract Time. Vice President M. J. Kennedy of the Jersey City Water Supply Company was in the city this morning on matters of business connected with the new water works at Boonton. He said that since the amended contract had been signed arrd practically all the financial business in reference to the floating of the bonds had been closed up, there was nothing now to prevent the continuance of the construc tion work. He was confident, he said, that the com pany would be ready to turn on the water long before the time named in the contract. NEW COMPANY DAVIS PIONEERS., Company G, Robert Davis Pioneer Corps, was organized last night at the rooms of the Ninth Ward Democratic Club, with twenty-five members. Ad dresses were made by BoulevarS Commis sioner Daniel Y. Lewis, Secretary John J. Ryan, ex-Freeholder John J. Gorman and Captain Reason. The next meeting will be held on Thurs day evening when a captain will be chos en. It is generally believed that Nicholas Foley will be elected to command. On Saturday the members of the company will be measured for their uniforms. PERSONAL Miss Emma Gopsill of this city is at the Hotel Barrington, Great Barrington, MMr7 J. E. Hulshizer, of the Title Guar antee and Trust Company, and Mr. Ed ward L. Young, of Mackey, Y'oung & Co., returned to this city this morning from a visit to the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo. They were royally entertain ed at the very exclusive Buffalo Club and thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the ex position. Arriving there on Saturday night, thev witnessed one of the biggest nights, there being over 170,000 people present Mr. Julius Lubbert, of No. 364 Grove street, will leave tomorrow for Avoca, N Y., where he will spend two weeks. An Old and Well Tried Remedy. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething should always be used for children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind eolio and is the best remedy tor diarrhoea. Twenty-five rents -w w*i». CITY ENJOINED. Order Granted Restraining City From Obstructing Morris Canal Basin,; PUBLIC WATERWAY BLOCKED Uvalde Asphalt and Lehigh Companies were Com>: plainant3. Vice Chancellor Stevenson this morning, sitting at Newark, granted a temporary restraining order preventing the city JJrom obstructing the Morris Canal basin ih its tight for possession of Dudley stjreet, until further order of the court periling litigation, and ordering the removal of the obstructing barges. The case came up on a bill filed by Attorney General Grey setting forth that the Morris Canal was a public waterway and that the city was interfering with traffic thereon, it . Corporation Counsel (McDermott, forfthe city, appeared in response to a rule to show cause why the city should not be enjoined from the blockading of Dudley street. Robert H. Carter and William iH. Corbin on behalf of the informant and complainants, the Lehigh Valley Railroad 'Company and the Uvalde Asphalt Com pany, argued in favor of the granting of the injunction. The order of the Court ■was as follows:— An information having been filed in this court on the first day of August instant by the Honorable Samuel H. Gray, At torney General of the State of New Jer sey, on behalf of said State, at and by relation of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company and others in said bill named, seeking, among other things, for an in junction requiring the defendants in said bill named to remove certain boats in said information described as now being located in the canal of the Morris Canal and Banking Company, one of the com plainants. and upon the filing of said bill, information and exhibits, an order having issued directing the defendants therein named to show cause before the court at the Chancery Chambers in the City of Newark, on Tuesday, the sixth d'ay of August, instant, why an injunction should not issue as therein prayed, and directing the service of the papers upon said defendants, and the papers having been served as in said order directed, and the matter now being opened to the court in the presence of Robert H. Mc Carter and William H. Corbin, on behalf o fsaid informant, and complainants, and complainants, and Allan L. McDer mott, on behalf of the defend ants, and argument being thereupon had, It is on this sixth day of August, A. D. 1901, ordered that until the further order of this court, the said defendants do de sist and refrain from Tnaintaining the canal boats and barges mentioned in said bill and information, in the waterway and canal basin therein mentioned, or in otherwise obstructing free access to and use of said waterway and canal basin, and that the said defendants do forth with remove said canal ‘boats and barges from said waterway and basin. Respectfully advised, EUGENE STEVENSON, V. C. The city has thirty days in which to file an answer. The suit will be tried at some future date by the Chancellor or the Vice Chancellor. It may be a year or more before the case is reached. Nolan Says the City Will Hold On to Its Wharfage The work of digging out and dredging the disputed strip of property at South Cove, at the foot of Van Vorst street, is being continued by the city authorities to day, and they are anticipating being served with a court order prohibiting them from prosecuting the work. This is the object of the city. The Central Railroad Company tilled in the disputed strip some time ago and claimed it as its property. The city is anxious to have the dispute settled by the Courts. Along with thg obstruction of Dudley street, it is part of a general plan to have the question of ownership, of numerous properties in dispute between the city and the Central and Behigh Railroad Com panies settled by the Court. It would seem that these companies are not anx ious to have the Courts pass upon the ownership of the properties and would prefer to go on building thereon. The Dehigh Valley Railroad Company was obliged to resort to the Courts through the Uvalde Asphalt Company’s move. It was intimated by the Asphalt Com pany that the city was acting in behalf of the Asphalt Trust. The fleet of m&mmoth dredges and mud scows that appeared yesterday in the vicinity of the disputed strip menaces the traffic of the Barber Asphalt Company, whose plar^t is located at the foot of Henderson street, and which concern is included in the Asphalt Trust. Street and Water Commissioner James Nolan, who is everywhere hailed this morning as -‘Admiral,” “Commodore,” being in charge of the formidable fleet at South Cove, said this morning-— “We will push ahead with the work we have commenced until we are ordered to stop by the Courts. If we are not stopped we will dredge out the channel and sell or lease wharfage properties. If neces sary we will build public docks.” Mayor Hoos said:—“I am thoroughly In accord with the Street and Water Com missioners in this matter. The question of ownership of these disputed properties should have been established long ago. There is no reason why properties of such value should lie idle for so many years. Thfe city would reap an advantage if <?ven the rotten hulks of canal boats were pulled up. They would furnish fire wood for the poor in that vicinity for a lor.g time to come. As it is the ptace is but a pest hole and a breeding spot for mosqui toes.” _ THREE COMPANIES GOT CHARTERS (Special to “The Jersey City News.”) TRENTON, Aug. 6, 1901.—The Gottlied Bauernschmidt-Strauss Brewing Com pany ot Baltimore was Incorporated yes terday with an authorized capital stock Ot $5,000,000. The Todd Fibre Extracting and Clean ing Machine Company was also incorpor ated with a capital stock ot $40Q,000, as was the Fidelity Investment Company, with a capital stock ot $100,000. RECREATION PIER. Collector Davis Says He Has One in View. City Collector Robert Davis, discussing the present work of dredging the disputed property at South Cove, said this morning that the city would go right on taking posession of property that belonged to it until it saw that the courts were de termined to give all the city's water front to corporations. Mr. Davis also said that he had for some time had plans under way for the construction by the city of a public re creation pier, posibly at the foot of, Mor ris street. He has hopes that he will be able to use the Morris street dock in this connection. It is owned Jointly by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and the American Coal Company. Mr. Davis was not willing yet to divulge all of his plans. This news will be welcomed by the en tire city, but especially by the thousands of poor people who live in the tenement houses down town. W. W. EDWARDS DEAD. Father of the Ex-Senator Pass es Away Surrounded By His Family. William W. Edwards, father of former Senator William D. Edwards, and one of Lafayette’s oldest residents, died about half-past nine o’clock this morning. Death was due to paralysis. For two years or more Mr. Edwards had been ailing. The end was peaceful, but rather sudden. Gathered around the bedside were many of his relatives. They had been apprised of the condition of Mr. Ed wards, who began sinking several hours before. Mr. Edwards resided at Pacific and Brarahall avenues. No arrangements were made today for the funeral. Mr. Edwards was born in Wales seventy eeven years ago and came to this country when about twenty-one years of age. He settled on Long Island and engaged in the gardening business. In 1860, seeing the natural advantages for his business in the rich lands of Hudson county along the old Communipaw Bay, he moved to Lafayette and located on a tract of land bounded by what is now Pacific avenue, Communipaw avenue, Halladay street and the line of the Newark and New York Railroad. He built a homestead on the ‘bluff upon which most.of this land was located, and there connnued in the gar dening business. Later he moved to Bramhall and Pacific avenues, where he resided until the day of his death. Mr. Edwards, although a staunch Democrat all his life, never took an ac tive part in politics. He was a safe, con servative citizen and did much to de velop that part of the city in which he resided. An active member of the old Lafayette Reformed Church, he always I participated in the wTork of his church in a quiet and unostentatious manner. He was an enthusiastic curler and participated in many an exciting match, which took place on the rink which he maintained for many years on his property along the line of the Newark and New York Railroad. In early life Mr. Edwards married Miss Emma Nation and their children are William D., James N., who is superinten dent of the New Orleans News Company; John T., Edward, Joseph, Emma, David and Cornelius, all of whom, together with Mrs. Edwards, are now living. FOR NEW REFORMATORY. Judge Blair Will Sentence Offen ders Next Tuesday. On August 13 Judge Blair will sit in the Court o£ General Sessions and impose sentence on a long list of offenders who have pleaded guilty or non vult. Among the prisoners are several first offenders who will probably be sent to the new reformatory at Rahway, which institution was recently opened. The reformatory was built under an act passed in 1895, and has a system of time allowance for good behavior which short ens the term of sentence materially. It is in charge of a commission of six, who serve without pay. BOUND AND ROBBED Six Men Ong Old Woman and Steal Her Money. [Special to “The Jersey City News."] PLAINFIELD. Aug. 6, 1901.—Strapped to her bed and suffering excrucating pain, Mrs. Mary Denlte, an aged woman, was found yesterday afternoon by ner neigh bors. When the suffering woman had been released from the ropes which bound her she related the details of the most desperate crime that has taken place in this city for years. Mrs. Denke lives on Dunellen avenue, about two miles from the central portion of the city and keeps boarders. She says that at about eleven o’clock in the morning she was surprised at the appearance of six men who enter ed her house and demanded her money. She told them that she did not have any. With an oath, two of the men seized her and, throwing her upon a bed, placed a gag in her month and bound her feet. The desperadoes then proceeded to ransack the house. , .. , In an upstairs room the robbers secured considerable cash belonging to aome of the boarders. It is believed that the amount of cash taken will amount to ?500. BROKE AXLE IN DITCH Mayor Hoos received a letter this morn ing from Bruno Buehring, of No. 118 Cen tral avenue, complaining of the danger ous condition of Ocean avenue in the neighborhood of Bay View avenue, as n result of repairing the roadway by the Traction Company. While out riding he broke 4in axle of the vehicle and he is sueing the company for damages. The Nadir of Temperature. In his recent lecture before the Royal Society on “The Nadir of Temperature” Professor James Dewar states that the boiling point of helium—the point at which it should change from a gas to a liquid—appears to be about 5 degrees on the absolute scale. This is 15 degrees be low the boiling point of hydrogen. Hy drogen solidifies at about 16 degrees ab solute. Professor Dewar has hopes of be ing able to liquefy helium, although this has not as yet certainly been done. The operation depends on subjecting helium to the same process that has succeeded with hydrogen, only ipstead of using liquid air under exhaustion as the pri mary cooling agent, liquid hydrogen must be employed. POOR J(EYSER. He Braved Jail for the Western Union and Then Was “Trun Down.” NO COUNSEL NOR BAIL Supt. Adams Comes Though With Flying Colors and Leaves His Employe Charles P. Adams, Superintendent of the Western Union Telegraph Company along the lzne of the Central Railroad of •New Jersey, surrendered himself at Police Headquarters this morning. He was placed under arrest by Detective Bennett, who held a warrant issued last week by Police Justice Hoos, in which Adams was ~l*nrffi)ri witfy abetting green goods swin dlers. The warrant on which he was ar rested was sworn out by Chief of Police Murphy at the same time that a similar warrant was sworn out for Alfred Keyser, the operator in charge of the office at the Claremont avenue station of the Central Railroad. The refusal of these two men to give the police information as to the whereabouts of one William Gray, a green goods swindler, led to their ar rest. Keyser was arrested yesterday at noon by Detective McNally at his office. He remained In a cell at Police Head quarters all night, while Adams hid him self from the authorities until this morn ing, when he appeared with counsel and a bondsman, prepared to dispose of the preliminary matters quickly. Adam Steip was Adams's' bondsman and he qualified in 51,000 to insure Adams’s appearance before the next Grand Jury. Walter McDermott, son of Allan ’L. McDermott, appeared as counsel for Adams as the representative of the law firm of McDermott & B'isk. On Mr. McDermott’s advice Adams waived examination, preferring to present hia J case to the jury. When Justice Hoos called the case j Adams stepped forward with Mr. Mc Dermott at his side. Keyser was brought from the cell in which he had spent the night. Contrasted with Adams Keyser was a pathetic figure. iHe had no counsel and no friends were in court to cheer or advise him. Uo one was there but his tearful wife and son. The Western Union Company, in whose interests he acted when he laid himself liable to arrest and imprisonment, did not come to his sup port. Keyser bowed to Adams and Adams returned the salutation, 'but they did not speak. Adams gave him no encourage ment and no advice. Finally taking pity on the unfortunate underling Mr. McDer mott advised Keyser to waive examina tion and allow'his case to go to the jury jointly with Adams's. Ball was placed at $1,000 in his case, as it was in that of Adams, but he had no bondsman and his wife went out of court to search among her friends for some one who would stand sponsor for the man who followed a corporation’s orders and got into trouble only to find himself deserted by his com pany and his superintendent. Keyser could not desert his post to evade arrest, but his superintendent could and did. As told in last night's "News,” Chief Murphy some time ago learned that green goods swindlers were operating from Claremont avenue railroad station and the Greenville station of the Central Railroad, sending telegrams from those points over the Western Union Com pany’s wires to various points of the country to victims who had shown a willingness to be fleeced. He decided to stop the operations from points within his jurisdiction. His suspicions had been directed against various telegraph offices hereabouts for some months, but he was unable to act because of a lack of tangi ble evidence until July 10, last, when he received the necessary information from Rufus H. Minot, a farmer in Northfield, Mass. Gray was the name signed to the telegrams. The Chief decided to make a move that would make the green goods men understand that Jersey City was unde sirable as a field for their operations and show the Western Union people that if they did business with green goods swindlers they would have to leave their stations in this city out of the circuit. The police were unable to learn Gray's whereabouts, and seeking this informa tion they made a request on Keyser for his address. Keyser refused to give the information. He was threatened with ar rest and told that his continued refusal could be construed under the statutes as aiding and abetting green goods swindlers. Keyser communicated with Superinten dent Adams and was instructed not to give the police any information. It was the intention of the police to have Assistant Prosecutor Vickers in the First Criminal Court this morning when tlie case was to come up before Police Justice Hoos, but they learned that the defendants had decided to waive tife pre liminary examination so there was no need of counsel for the State. Chief Murphy believes he has a very good case against the men. is sure of a conviction, and says he will fight the case to the bitter end. He thinks the case is much stronger than that presented against the Western Union a few years ago. Chief Murphy received word this morn ing from the authorities of Hazelton, Pa., that there was confined in the jail there a man who gave his name as Kelly but who answers the description of Gray. The Chief thinks there is no doubt that the Kelly at Hazelton is the Gray who was operating here. FISHING CLUB'S CATCH. The J. B. Bowden & Co.’s Fishing Club returned Sunday after a pleasant cruise in Carnarsie Bay. The club has beer, since Friday night on the schooner Yan kee Doodle, Captain Klein. The net pro cess of the trip were 8" fluke and 32 sea bass. In the party were William M. Harker, William H. Trost, Fred Fisher. George Stelnmetz, H. Frame J. March. F. Lenz, M. Mentencourt. F. Wolf, C. Cook, H. Dohm and F. Dunlap. matters of fact. Pavonia Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra large cans, and flUed with red. ripe tomatoes, wholesale at D. E. Cleary Co.’a stores. Ask your grocer for ’em THE GAS RANGE ' CAN DO ANYTHING the Coal Range can do, but do it better. Some few women of Hudson County discredit this assertion, but those who have tried a GAS RANGE could not be induced to adopt the old fashioned method again. WATER HEATERS: RANGES: $8.00, $8.50 AND $8.75 $10.50 AND $12.00. HUDSON COUNTY GAS COMPANY OFFICES 109 Montgomery St., Jersey City. 751 Montgomery St., Jersey City. 263 Central Ave., Jersey City. 201 Avenue D, Bayonne, 63S Washington St., Hoboken, ' 99 Bergen line Ave., Town of Uniof^ 1YSTERYJN DEATH. Autopsy Shows Girl Was Poisoned and Complica ig. tions Develop. TSpecial to “The Jersey City News.”] PATERSON, Aug. 6, 1901.—Poison may have killed pretty Hattie Cassell, seven teen years old, who died In her home at Greenwood Lake Glens, Sunday. Again, she may have died from an operation. In either cate the death must be looked upon ' as the result of a crime. So County Physician McBride has sent a deputy to the little country place to search into all the facts. The Glens is a tiny village on the Greenwood Lake Railroad, near Sterling Forest. It is a summer resort in a small way. People of small means go there for brief vacations. Certainly it is the last place w’here one would look for a tragedy. So the village folk were dazed yesterday w'hen a party passing along the banks of the lake came upon Hattie Cassell lying, groaning, at the edge, with part of her ■ ' V -U the water. Kindly hands lifted taken home. To ail in quiries of “What has happened?” she .e in, ..i.situ out groans. she lingered for a brief time and died. Then rumors as to the cause of her death spread through the hamlet and were brought to this city. Dr. Frank Van Noordt on McBride's order went out to the Glens. There he heard a story and saw things that only served to increase the mystery. The girl, when young, lost her father and her mother married again. The step father cared for the giri and was strict ! as to the company she kept. She asked | Sunday to take a run up the Glens. She said she would not be long. That was the last seen of her until fish ermen found her lying on the bank of the lake. She was in great pain. When Dr. j Noordt arrived at her home he found her i mother acting as if insane. Dr. Van Noordt’s examination showed that the girl was about to become a mother. A close examination indicated that she was the victim of an operation. It was suspected that poison had been given to her. This belief was proved true late last night, when William Morgan confessed that he had given the girl two teaspoon fuls of laudanum. He did not thing this excessive, as his wife took much of the i drug without injury. The autopsy indicated the presence of the poison in the intestines. No arrests were made pending the report to the Prosecutor. TRAIN'S WILD DASH Air Brakes Wouldn’t Work and She Tore Through Newark. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] NEWARK, Aug. G, 1S01.—The Tobyhan na special express, a train which is run only Monday’mornings on the Lacka wanna Railroad, from Lake Hopateong to Hoboken, with Newark the only one stop on the way, dashed through the city yesterday with its whistle screeching and hells ringing. The train was beyond the enrineer’s control and came down the steep grade from Roseville into Newark ami across Broad street with frightful soeed. The whistle and the bells were sounded as a warning to pedestrians and passengers, but the passage of the train was so swift that the gat-omen along the line hadn't time enough to lower their gates, and miraculous escapes were re ported from all sections of the city, for the road crosses every thoroughfare at grade. The train from Hoboken had just stop ped at the station, and was unloading its passengers, who walked acros the east bound track to the street exits. There were wild shouts of “Look out!” but the cries proved too late for one woman, who fell In the very path of the approaching flyer. Three men who were standing close by rushed to the woman's aid. One of them ran out on the track and tried to lift the woman. In sheer fright the woman was unable to move hand or foot, and her rescuer was forced to drag her from the track. The two were so close to the flying train that when it passed them the rush of air took off the rescuer's hat. He wouldn’t give his name, but the woman, who was more frigtened than hurt, said she was Mrs. Bessie Buhl, of New York. The train was stopped near the Passaic River 'bridge by the use of the hand brakes, and was then sent back to New ark, where the air brakes were repaired and the flyer was sent on it* way half an hour late. Eighteen Year Old Katherine Dowdy’s Story Causes Police to Make a Raid. An alleged disorderly house, at No. 6ftf Grand street, was raided by the police of the Communipaw avenue station house at hightnight, on a charge preferred by Mrs. Katherine Dowdy, eighteen years old, ot ! No. 63 Virginia avenue. Two prisoners, Mrs. Katherine Ross, thirty-five years ; old, and her daughter, Mary, nineteen i years old, were arrested. Several men i who were in the house got away before I the police arrived. ! Mrs. Dowdy, the complainant, was pick ed up at Grand and Westervelt street* about half-past eleven last night by Pa trolman Kachler. She was in hysterics \ and a big crowd was collected. The wom an was brought to the station, and it was j there she told a story of brutal treament I at the hands of several men whom she said were in the house occupied by Mrs. Ross. Her appearance bore evidence of rough handling. Her skirt was gone and her hair disheveled. Roundsman Mackey was behind the desk. To him she repeated her story. She said that she had been visit ing relatives on Westervelt street and was on her way home when Mamie Ross, the daughter, invited her to go into her mother’s house. She acepted and said that all had several drinks. The Dowdy woman swears that she was drugged and that the men who were in the house at tempted to asault her. She broke away and ran screaming to the street. Patrol man Kachler found her there and took her to the station house. The woman said that her watch was taken from her and that a diamond ring was torn from her finger. A black leather belt was also stolen. It was after the police heard this taio that they decided to raid the place. Ser geant Harrington and Chanceman Lynch went to the house and arrested the mother and daughter. The men had got away. The watch, dress and belt were recovered, but the ring could not be found. Mrs. Ross and her daughter were booked and taken to the Oakland avenue statioil house. They were arraigned be fore Police Justice Murphy this morning and held in $200 bail for the Grand Jury. Mrs. Dowdy was held as a witness. The Dowdy woman admitted at the sta tion house that she drank eight glass®* of beer and that she had beer at the Ross house before. An effort is being made by the police to learn the names of ihe five men who Mrs. Dowdy said were in the house when she was brutally handled. The police sent a boy to take care of the Ross house. Dr. Everitt, who examined Mrs. Dow dy at the station house, said that she was suffering from a mild attack of hysteria. Her arms are covered with bruises and her clothing is badly torn WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK, Aug. 6. 1901.—Forecast tor the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Wednesday:—Probably rain tonight and tomorrow; northeast winds. Hartnett's Thermometrieal Report Aug. 5. 3 P. M. 6 P. M. 9 P. M. 12 midnight Deg. | Aug. G. ... SI! G A. M ... 78 9 A. M ... 73! 12 noon ... 721 DIED. MULHEARN.—On Monday, August 5, 1901, Frank, beloved child of John and Julia Mulhearn. aged 6 months. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral from the residence of parents, No. 30 Colden street, on Wed nesday, August 7, at 2 P. M.