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ONE CENT „ ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. =VOL X1IL-NO. 8752 JERSEY CITY MONDAY. AUGu¥t~12, 19017 ~ PRICE ONE CENT" ~ WELDON BUILDING BLAZE. About Half of the Big Office Structure Gutted Last Night. CAUSE A CONUNDRUM Damage $50,000, Losses of Tenants Big, Some of Them Irreparable. INSURANCE INADEQUATE Only the Firemen’s Splen did Work and Plenty of Water Prevent ed Total Havoc. I LABOR OF YEARS CONSUMED Manuscript Charles B. Harvey Had Been Ten Tears Writ ing Coes Up in Smoke. LAW LIBRARIES DESTROYED Valuable Papers of All Sorts De pend ou Fireproof Safes for Their Fate. The Weldon building, one of the larg est office buildings in the city, was badly damaged by tire last night. The entire western wing of the big building was gutted. One-half was badly damaged by lire and almost every one of toe offices and most of the stores on tne ground hcor were deluged with water and other wise damaged. It is impossible as yet to estimate ti e damage. Some reckon that to tile build ing at $35,000. Others place it at fifty. But the scores of lawyers and other oc cupants of the building are unable to es timate damage through the loss of vai li able papers, some of which cannot be re placed. They are completely demoralized. They gathered in groups on all the five floors of the building, and while many of them joked and prodded each other there were times when they shook their heads grave ly. The exterior view oi me uuuumg con veys no idea of the wreck inside. From the second floor up through the burned wing, where, a few days ago, were trim looking and neatly furnished suites of offices, there is nothing but a ghastly hole, partially filled ^.with black and charred timbers lying as they fell from above. Under the debris is a number of safes containing valuable papers. The west end of the corridors leading thereto are charred and blistered and the floors piled with wet fallen plaster. And every office not burned in that end is the pic ture of dismal wreck by water. The entire building would probably have been gutted had it not been for a strange circumstance. James Palmer, a relative of the Weldons, who erected the struc ture, owns sixteen feet of it from the cellar fo roof. He owned the lot on which those feet of the structure rested. The sixteen feet on each side of his property was separated from the rest of the structure by thick, heavy brick walls. One of these is located within a few feet of the burned wing. That wall kept the fire from spreading through the building. The building was erected about fifteen years ago by the Thomas Weldon Estate. When Charles Weldon, a son of the buil der, became of age, he inherited the property. It cost originally about S13o,000. It is built of brick and is five stories high. Perhaps the heaviest losers among the occupants are MeCrea, Harvey <ii Bedle, lawyers, who occupied a suite of rooms on the fifth floor of the wing. The offices and their contents were burned. The safe fell through to the second floor. There was no Insurance. On the same floor Architects Petter & Bailer were burned out completely. Miss Beatrice Chattuck, who ran a schoo for the teaching of typewriting and stenog raphy on the same floor, lost all. Bhe oc cupied three rooms and had expended over H,000 in fitting them up. There was r.o insurance. James T. McCormack was burned out completely. * On the fourth floor the Aspinwall Steam Fitting and Contracting Company, lost all. Isaac Goldenhorn's office is a com plete wreck through smoke and water. Flemming & Anderson’s law offices and their contents we^e burned. Architect C. M. Paterson was burned out. Babbit & McQuay’s law offices were demolished. Charles B. Harvey, who had spent yea -s writing a book dealing with history and legal matters, had completed his task and was about to have his book published, was burned cut and his manuscripts con sumed. On the third floor the law offices of Fagen & Murphy, who occupied three rooms, were consumed, and along with the library and handsome furnishings went a valuable desk won by Mr. Fagen at the big fair of the Robert Davis As •c-clatlon. He prized it highly. McSherry & Reese, who occupied fev eral. rooms and had just furnished them ' handsomely, lost all by lire. Assembly man John Dennin’s office was nearly wrecked by water. G. H. McAlpin & Co., dealers in tele graph instruments, who occupied two rooms oh the second floor, were burned out and lost instruments that cannot be replaced. Patrick McDonough had a number of patent desk flies lost In the flames that consumed Garrick & Ewald’s office. Traphagen & Beekmans offices on the second floor were scarred by the flames and flooded with water. Lawyer Ezra K. Seguines offices were badly burned and wrecked by water. He estimates his loss at 12,500. His valuable library was burned. He had a life-sized oil portrait of Washington, which he in tended to present to the Free Public Li brary. 'He left it in one of the offices when he left the building Saturday after noon. He thought the picture had been burned, but found that it had been re moved by a clerk to the Washington street end of the building. He presented it to President Gorden, of the Library trustees, this morning. All the occupants or the grounu noor on the western half of the building had their stocks badly damaged by water. The Wisner piano store is flooded, as is Schel lenberger’s big harness store. Calahan, the hatter, suffered somewhat, as did the cafe at the eastern end of the building. The Western Union Telegraph Company was put out of business for a time. It established an office in the Commercial Trust Company’s building. All the electrical clocks in the city which 1 were run by the Western Union were stopped by the burning of the wires. Many telephone connections were destroyed and more or less trouble was experienced in making some connections today. The Traction Company had its wrecking machine at work as soon as the fire was out, repairing its damaged wires, and linemen were busy all over the city to day getting damaged wires in condition. The fire was first discovered by Timothy Kilroy, a telegraph messenger boy, em ployed in the Western Union telegraph office. He first discovered .smoke issuing from near the top of the roof. He ran to Hughes’s undertaking establishment and had Mr. Hughes send in an alarm by telephone. Then he ran to the nearest fire box and pulled it. But Policeman Britton had sent in an alarm just before from a box down the street. Chief Conway appeared on the scene in response to the second alarm and immediately sent out a third alarm. The firemen were greatly hampered by the trolley wires. Aerial trucks Nos. 1 and 6 could not at firet raise their lad ders. The trolley people refused to cut j their wires until President Hennesisy and 1 Commissioner Niblett sent word to cut ! them. Some trolley workmen appeared later on the scene and cut away the wires. A hose was taken to an adjoining roof ! up a fifty foot ladder with a thirty foot j extension. Hose was also caried through Lannon’s saloon and through hallways in Plymouth street tenement houses. Nearly a dozen streams were ploying upon the fire and doing effective work. A great crowd of people had gathered at the first alarm, and they blocked Mont gomery and Washington streets. The po lice under Acting Captain Haag and a squad of police drew ropes and held the crowds back. The trolley cars w'ere also stalled in York street from Washington street up to beyond Van Vorst Pork. The height of the building enabled peo ple to see the fire from the Hill top and far out on the river and bay. The ames flreadily licked up the thin interior wood work and leaped skyward at times from thirty to fifty feet above the consumed roof. The walls formed a veritable furnace, am} the firemen fought with groat diffi culty. Many of the occupants of the building had been attracted to the scene and made frantic efforts to save some of their property. City Attorney Henry Foster rushed into the office of Meyer & Klein and saved some very valuable insurance maps that could not be replaced. The following is a list of tenants taken from the directory of the office building. The list is very near correct, though a few names are found on the main direct ory on the ground floor who t is known recently removed from the building. These j have been eliminated. Nearly every office was occupied and even those in the burn ed wing not totally destroyed were dam aged by fire and water to the extent of from one hundred to two hundred dollors. The directories on the fourth and fifth floors were burned away. The list is:— | Second flood—W. B. Axford, H. M. T. Beckmann, C. H. Benson, Daniel P. i Byrnes. Cuille-Shemer Company, Frank | Davis,' John A. Dennin, James Dodd, j Richard Doherty, B. Hornung, Lehigh | Valley Coal Co., E. C. Mackenzie, Meyer and Klein, Michigan Mutual Life Insur ] ance Co., C. H. O'Neill & Co., Wm. Par sons, James E. Pyle, Norman L. Rowe, I Ezra K. Seguine, William B. Smith and Co., Standard Bearer Publishing Co., Standard Oil Co., Telephone Developer Co., Traphagen and Beekmann, United Investment Company, L. Wertheim and Co. Third Floor—Bankers’ Life Insurance Co.. Walter K. Birdsall, Fagen & Mur phy, Graphite Lubllcatlng Co., Frank W. Hastings, John C. Inw'right, Jr., Eldred Johnson, Knights and Andres of St. Paul, William A. Lewis, Louise S. Cosey, Mc Sherry & Rees, John C. Inwright. Fourth floor—Peter H. James, John C. Keller, Conrad H. Ward & Co., Maurice Marks, T. C. McGill, A. C. Mead, Monthly Review Publishing Co., Munsey-Coles Electric Railway Equipment Co., H. L. Stout, John J. Sullivan, Joseph Anderson, George H. Aspinwall, G. H. Atkinson & Co., H. F. Atkinson, Walker Carrington, City Trust Safe Deposit and Surety Co. of Philadelphia, Eugene Dcvitt, Charles H. Egan, Myron C. Ernst, Henry Ewald, Fleming & Anderson, Garrick & Ewald, Isaac F. Goldenhorn, Hartford Life In surance Co., Edward M. Paterson. Fifth floor—John L. White, R. L. Woter beck, N. W. Wortendyko, R. J. Worten dyke, Rudolphs M. Sailer, W. V. Sailer, Arthur O. Schuyler, D. E. Vandenvetter, Volunteer Life Saving Association, D. W. McCrea, Frank S. Peters, Randolph i parmly, E. M. Patterson, Pasco Employ ment Co., E. M. Prendergast, Legal Union, Loyal Additional Benefit Society, j. S. Allendyce, Imperial Trustee and Audit Co., C. B. Harvey, Beatrice Cbet tick The heat from the burning building af fected the glass windows of stores oppo site, but the fireproof building of the Title Guarantee and Trust Company stood it well. The iron shutters were pulled down and when the building was thrown opoai this morning there was not even a smell of smoke. PRACTICING THROUGH THEIR HATS "There are a great many ot us running about with x>ur law libraries in our hats," said a lawyer ruefully this morning, talk ing about the fire last night, "and it will be sometime before we can replace what we have lost in books. As for papers hi law cases, they are gone forever, ana a were lot of complications It means, not criy for us, but our clients. I had two or three cases with papers and testimony almost ready to close up, and I don't know what I am going to do about them. The expense will be heavy. We will have to take fresh testimony and go over the whole thing again. Then again there are my dockets and other books all gone. I positively don’t know where I stand.” TO UNITE TWO SECTIONS. McManus Association Organized for Sociability. The John A. McManus Association has been organized by a number of Lafayette and Greenville people with the object of promoting social intercourse between resi dents of these sections. The standard bearer is a well known resident of Green ville. The association’s headquarters is at No. 274 Halliday street. Arrangements are in progress for a picnic at Armbruster’s Greenville Schuetzen Park, Saturday af ternoon and evening, August 24. The members are sanguine of success. A large advance sale of tickets is reported. These are the officers:—James Wilson, Jr., president; Willihm E. Rehill, vice president; John Bradly, first vice presi dent; Joseph Haggerty, second vice presi dent; John Nicol, treasurer; William B. McManus, financial secretary; hCarles F. Wedin, recording secretary; Charles Mid ledge, sergeant-at-arms; Otto Seilheimer, assistant sergeant-at-arms, and Michael Fallon, chairman of Arrangement Com mittee. ITALIAN REPUBLICANS MEET ' < A handful of Italians, calling them selves the Italian Republican Club, held a meeting at Pythagoras Hall, No. 340 Third street, yesterday. A great deal of heated oratory was indulged in, and, al though a great deal was said, little, if anything, was accomplished. Ex-Court Interpreter Jospeh Filoramo, who has re cently organized the Democratic Italian Club, which is in a flourishing condition, had said that no Republican organization of Italians could or would make a good showing in this county, and from the in dications of yesterday's meeting his pre diction has not gone amiss. Yesterday’s speakers were Antonio Gen tile, the self-styled leader of the Repub lican Italians; Messrs. Manfradonia, Benzoni, Guido, Joseph Cazonnewinio, Palmera, Lepio and Brunelli. The meet ing was called to order by J. Sinesi, who introduced Signor Martignetti as the “guest of honor” and chairman of the meeting. The “mass” meeting was held for the purpose of interesting Italian voters in the cause of Republicanism, and those who managed are now hoping for a cor poral’s guard at the next regular meet ing of the club. MR. WHITTEN HELD FOR GRAND JURY William H. Whitten, provision dealer of Coles and Fifth streets, was examined be fore U. S. Commissioner Linsley Rowe this morning on a charge of fraudently using the mails, and held in *2,500 bonds for the United States Grand Jury. Mr.Whitten, it is said, advertised among farmers in adjoining States asking them to forward butter, eggs and other farm produce, that if they would send their goods to him he would give them New Y'ork market rates and they would save the commission of the “middleman. Many complied with his request, and when they asked for the money for the goods it was not forthcoming. Mr. Whitten says he has a complete de fense. IMPORTANT DECISION Vice Chancellor Stevenson this morning made an important electric light pole de cision. Mrs. Lillian Platt of Englewood applied for a mandatory injunction to compel the Gas and Electric Light Com pany of Bergen County to take up elec tric light poles which it had erected in front of her home in Englewood, on the ground that the company had not ob tained her consent. The Vice hCaneellor holds that as the wires strung on the poles were solely for the purpose of lighting the street it was not jiecessary to obtain the owner’s con sent and denied the application. CHIEF MURPHY OUT OF TOWN Chief of Police Murphy left Saturday for a two weeks’ vacation with his fam ily. They will stop at Belmar. In the absence of the Chief, Inspector Samuel Archibold will be In command of the department. DEATH IS*NT THRIVING [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON, Aug. 12, 1901.—Convict Death, one of the Paterson murderers, has just been transferred from the brush shop at the New Jersey State Prison to an occupation out of doors. The change was made on account of Death’s state of health. Ever since he came to the prison he has been suffering from bronchial trouble, and it was thought that relief would be given him by having him in the open air as much as possible. OFFICIALS ON VACATION. Clerk Charles Dolan, of the Court of General Sessions, has returned from a two-weeks stay at Asbury Park and At lantic City. Charles Wales, of the County Clerk’s office, has returned from Westchester County, where he spent two weeks visit ing relative? and friends. County Clerk "Maurice Jt Stack will spend the month of August at Saratoga. Secretary P. H. Murphy, of the Demo cratic County Committee, who is also a clerk in the Register’s office, is spending his vacation at Porchester, IN. V. Fred C. Crandall, of the Sheriff's office, is summering at Rockaway Centre, N. J. Deputy County Clerk Edward Gritten has returned from a two weeks’ stay at Barnegat and Asbury Park. WATTERS OF FACT. Pavon'.a Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra large cans, and filled with red, ripe tomatoes, wholesale at D. E. Cleary Co.'a stores. Ask your grocer Xor ‘as*. WOMAN 1 SAVES BOY Mrs. McKenzie Jumps Into the Bay to Rescue Drowning Child. CROWD OF MEN LOOKED ON They Cheered Her and Took the Water Out of Andrew When He Reached Shore. _ 1 Mrs. Kate McKenzie, of Princeton ave- ; nue, a woman weighing’ over 200 pounds, > jumped into the New York Bay Saturday evening from a float near the foot ofcj Chapel avenue, and rescued ten year ol(^ Andrew Smith from drowning. Young Smith was sinking for the last time whenf Mrs. McKenzie heard a cry for help. Shtf was walking toward the shore on the bridge which connects Mrs. De Young’s boathouse with the float. Upwards of forty men and boys stood on the float and saw the lad struggling in the water about fifteen feet from the float, yet none of them made an effort to rescue him. Hearing the cry' Mrs. McKenzie turned and rushed to ihe float. By that time the youngster had sunk beneath, the surface. Without, the slightest hesitation she; plunged in. A few strokes brought her to the spot where the boy had disappeared. She al lowed herself to sink. Before reaching bottom her head came in contact with tho boy’s hair. This she grasped tightly. Then came the struggle to reach the surface again. Her soaked dress and the weight of the boy made it a desperate task to reach the top. She finally succeeded, how ever, and though nearly exhausted she swam with the boy to the float. Here ■ willing hands lifted him from the water. Mrs. McKenzie could not climb to the float. She held on for a few minutes to regain her breath. Then she swam to shore, a distance of about seventy-five feet from the float. She ran to the apart ments of Mrs. De Young, wi/ere she got dry clothing end drank a quantity of hot tea. As she walked to the house she was cheered ty the people. In the meantime Young Smith was be ing cared for by several men. He re vived after they succeeded in getting a quantity of the water out of him. He was later taken to hirf home on Armstrong avenue. A few hours after the accident Mrs. McKenzie went to her home on, Princeton avenue. Mrs. McKenzie is an expert swimmer, and it is no particularly trying leat for her to swim a couple of miles. She can also sail, a boat as well as the best sailor along the Greenville water front. She does not seem to think she did anything remarkable. When questioned about the rescue she replied that i ny of the men on the float would have done the same thing if he had known how to swim. She is a sister-in-la'w of Mrs. De Young, who con ducts the boathouse. KELLER UNDER THE KNIFE Fragments of Bone Removed From Near the Eye. Another operation, the third, was per formed Friday on the left eye of the Rev. John Keller of Arlington. The physicians believe that there will be no further ne cessity for surgical treatment. An incision was made behind the eye, and the splinters of bone which have been pressing against the muscles con trolling the organs of sight were removed. The operation was exceedingly delicate, and the least slip of the knife would have destroyed Keller’s sight completely. It was said to be successful, and Keller to day was reported as having received much relief from the intense pain which at in tervals he has been suffering. The operation probably will preclude his resuming active control of his church for several weeks. ICE COMPANY’S INJUNCTION SUIT The injunction suit brought by the New Jersey lee Company to restrain F. Ger mann from “running an ice route” on the Hill was to have been argued this morn ing before Viee-Chanceilcr Stevenson. By request of counsel, it was adjourned for one week. Germann and his brother were in partnership and sold out their ice busi ness to the company. It is charged that soon after Germann started with another man to sell ice on his old route, and the present suit is the result. EASY MARK FOR BURGLARS. A door of the saloon. No. 630 Communi ■paw avenue, owned by James Byrnes, was found opera early this morning by Patrol man Lockwood of the Fourth precinct. The officer at first thought it was a case of burglars. An investigation showed that it was simply neglect ora the part of the owner. V00RHEES EMPLOYES’ PICNIC. The Voorhees Mutual Aid Association held its initial picnic Saturday afternoon and evening at Armbruster’s Greenvilie Schuetzen Park. Upwards of 690 people attended. Dancing was the main attrac tion. Prize bowling was among the fea tures. LITTLE GIRL WANDERS. Katie Petrie, three years old, of Rose avenue, wandered from home yesterday. 6he was found by Miss Kaiser, of Ocean avenue, on Cator avenue, and was taken to the Ocean avenue police station. She was later claimed by her mother. _ _ LANGAN ASSOCIATION’S PICNIC, The John Pi Langara Association will hold its annual picnic tonight at Arm bruster’s Greenville Schuetzen Park. 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 folic and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle. i HIS TWO WIVES Swatlick Confronted in Court By Nos. 1 and 2. THEY MAKE COMMON CAUSE Neither Cares Much for Him and Both Are Bent on Revenge. Frank Joseph Keller, or Krank Swat liek, he has borne the two-names, of No. 171 Twelfth street, was arrested on a charge of bigamy Saturday night in a saloon at the above addresa Detective Daniel Lee, of Police Headquarters, made the arrest oh a warrant issued by Police Justice Hoos in the First Criminal Court. In court this morning he faced his two wives. He took his predicament in the most matter of fact manner possible, admitted both marriages, and smiled as he was led to a cell, In default of $2,500 bail, to await the action of the Grand Jury. Wife No. 2, whom he married under the name of Frank Joseph Keller, on Nov. 23, 1899, at her home, No. 17 Sussex street, where she dived as a widow, Mrs. Mary Gross, was the complainant against the prisoner. She was looked up by wife No. 1, who has been Mrs. Mary Swatlick since April 17, 1887, when she married the pris oner in Kingston, Pa., wh£re he was a clerk and known as Frank Swatlick. Both wives met in court before Judge Hooe took the bench, and cordially shook hands. When the case was called they walked up to the Judge’s bench arm in arm, and told the stories of their court ships and marriages. Mrs. Swatlick, wire jno. l, saaa mac see met the prisoner fifteen years ago' in Kingston, Pa., and after a courtship of a year they were married. They lived happily until 1893, when the husband sud denly disappeared. He was last seen two days after the funeral of their second child. Mrs. Swatlick says she made no effort to find her husband and did not hear of him until last Wednesday, when she received a letter of inquiry from “Mrs. Keller" and a picture, which she identified, as that of her missing husband. Mrs. Keller was then and is still living with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Hangoshy, at No. 41 Fifth avenue, Newark. Mrs. Swatlick called on Mrs. Keller and after they compared notes they came here and had the warrant Issued. Mrs. KelleT told the Court that when she married Swatlick he said that he was a widower. She learned accidentally at a funeral last July, that her husband had another wife living and she ques tioned him about it. He denied the ex istence of the first wife. Last June he learned that she was making Inquiries in Pennsylvania and he disappeared. She had not seen him until this morning in court. Up to a month ago the man had been employed as a checker by the Pennsyl vania Railroad, but he has lately been working about the docks in New York City. * NO GANGS FOR M’KAIG Once More file Captain Announces They Mast Go Patrolman Beatty, of the Fourth Pre cinct, Saturday evening, arrested Harry Du- Barr, of No. 354 Communipaw ave nue, and charged him with disorderly conduct. The officers alleges that Du Barr is a member of the “corner gang,” which “hangs” out at Communipaw and Pacific avenues. Many people of Lafay ette have complained to the police that they have been frequently annoyed and insulted by members of this gang. Cap tain McKaig has decided to break up this and all other gangs In his precinct. Du Barr's was the first capture. “Corner gangs must go,” declared Cap tain McKaig.” “The residents of this precinct must be protected from insult and annoyance.” If necessary Captain McKaig will detail “plain clothes” men to break up the gangs. THEATRICAL PEOPLE MARRIED Came All the Way From Philadel phia to This CHy. Joseph Duncan Steinmetz. twenty-eight years old, of No. 223 Market street, Cam den, and Margaret Lily Feirmg, of No. 76 Rockwell place, Brooklyn, New York, were married this morning by Justice of the Peace Frank Casper, at his office No. 258 Washington'street. They said they were theatrical performers filling gummer engagements in Philadelphia. Alter the ceremony the bride and groom and Lawyers Spragins and Manning, who were witnesses, went to the Hotel Wash ington and had lunch. The couple then left for Philadelphia via the Pennsylvania Railroad. CASES BEFORE BLAIR Judge Blair will sit tomorrow in the Court of General Sessions and supervise the drawing of the first Jury of the Sep tember term. He will also hear arraign ments, impose sentences and sit in Spe cial Sessions In the following cases:— Frank Gecegeleano, atrocious assault. Charles Loth, petit larceny. Henry Ricker, grand larceny. Henry Ricker, petit larceny. Elmer Jackson, breaking, entering and larceny. Richard Stratton, entering and larceny. Elmer Durrant, robbery. "William Dunn, entering and larceny, NATIONAL TOBACCO CO.’S RECEIVER On the representation «f Counselor J. R Hardin of Newark this morning before Vice-Chancellor Stevenson, that all. the claims against the National Tobacco Co. had been settled, the Vice-Chancellor dis charged the receiver. ..._ BLAZE fROH A SPARK A slight fire, caused by a spark igniting a mat, occurred late last night in the apartments of Richard Owens. No. 316 Grand street. The blaze was extinguished bv members of Engine No. 10. The dam it- y- Mi v,J 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. FOR THE MERCHANT FOR THE LAWYER FOR THE OFFICE FOR THE LODGE FOR THE CHURCH”” TASTEFUL WORK QUICK SERVICE PROMPT DELIVERY MODERATE PRICES ESTIMATES C^tfT >■ 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 POISON VS. DROWNING. _ i Woman Seeks to End Eer Life Because Husband Threatens Her. f d* THROWS BABIES INTO SOOTF'C YE! t Then Jumps in Herself a Is Unwillingly Pull ed Out. Mrs. Olga Micholek, thirty-three years old ,of No. 136 Morris street, yesterday i morning at ten o'clock threw her two lit tle daughters, Annie, eight years old, and | Mary, three years old, into the South , Cove at the foot of Henderson Street, and j then, with her two year old son, Wladi- j mir, in her arms, jumped in herself, j They were S3ved from drowning by John j Devaney and his wife, who saw the worn- \ an throw her children in and ran to the rescue. Devaney is employed at the brick yard | of James Hall, a short distance from the j shore. He had a hard struggle with Mrs. | Micholek, who fought him desperately, i and he was almost exhausted when he ! finally got her out of the water and be- i side her children on the bank. Devaney : towed the children to a point where there was no danger and his wife Mary drew them ashore. Mrs. Micholek pleaded with Devaney, after he had pulled her ashore, to allow her to go back and drown herself. De vaney called Officer Downs, who sent for a patrol wagon and had the drenched family removed to the City Hospital. Af ter they had been dried out the children were sent home, where they are being cared for by neighbors, and Mrs. Micho lek was sent to the Oakland avenue sta tion house and detained there as a pris oner. It was Mrs. MlchoTek’s fifth attempt on the life of her youngest child and herself, and the second time she had attempted to drown the tWo little girls. Mrs. Micholek says that she was driven to attempt suicide by her husband's fre quent threads to poison her or to make life so unbearable that she would end it herself. She says she and tlje children j were half starved and outrageously neg- I lected. Two weeks ago Mrs. Micholek was ar rested on her husband's complaint. He said she was mentally irresponsible, hut she was discharged. The next day she jumped overboard with Wladimir in her arms and was rescued. Saturday morning last Mrs. Micholek was served with a subpoena issued on her husband's complaint. She was to have ap peared in court this morning. On Saturday night Mrs. Micholek met Frank Rubaeky, of No. 2S7 Washington street and told him that she had been served with the subpoena. She told him that unles someone helped her and her children she would have to kill herself and them. Rubaeky tried to cheer her. Yesterday morning at 9, o'clock she dressed the children and told them she was going to take them for a walk. They went up Grand street to Henderson and crossed the Morris Canal bridge. Then they walked along the South Cove bank and when they were near Hall's brick yard sat looking at the water. Eight year old Annie in telling the story said:— When mamma said we coula play awhile she was crying a little and we all kissed her. Then ehe eat looking at the water a long time and didn’t say any thing. Then she called us to her and when we were near her she put Wladlmir on the ground and threw 'Mary and me Into the water. Then the man came along when it was getting dark and all the water was going Into my mouth, and he pulled us out.” When Mrs. Mlcholek was seen In the cell at the Third precinct station house she said:— “My husband has been starving u», and he often said he would kill me. A num ber of times he has attempted to poison my food. Once X found Annie crying and when X asked what was the matter she refused to tell me. I told her that I wouldn't tell her father what she said. and then she told me that her father had told her to poison my food and when she refused he had whipped her. I wish the man had let me die, but I'll die soon any how.” When Annie was asked about the mother's charge that her father had told her to poison her mother’s food, she hung her head and would not answer the ques tion. •Micholek shrugged his shoulders when he was asked about his wife’s charges, and refused to talk in English to.the re porter or to talk in Polish to an inter preter. His one intelligent’remark was:— “Let her go to hell and do whatever, she likes.” Mrs. Micholek was arraigned before < Police Justice Hoos in the First Criminal j Court this morning, and remanded for further examination. She begged for her infant, as she was led to the pen. The court refused to grant her request. MAKES TRAMP HER HEIR Cnrions Case Revealed in the Conrt of Chancery. An application for a receiver in Vice Chancellor Stevenson's court room this ; morning revealed a peculiar story. James | Beekman, of South Amboy, applied for a j receiver to take charge of certain prop- , erty in Perth Amboy and apply the re- j ceipts to paying the interest on $6,000 i mortgages held by Henry Chilton of j Perth Amboy. In opposing the motion ■ Mr. Allan Strong of New Brunswick said I that several years ago Chilton arrived in j Perth Amboy on foot, a veritable tramp, j At that time there lived in Perth Amboy ; a watchmaker named John Willford, who, by thrift and industry, had accumulated property valued at $25,000. To him Chil ton applied for work and was employed and taken into the family. In a short time his attentions to Mrs. Willford be gan to attract attention and he soon usurped Willford's position as the head of the family in every particular. Soon after this Willford's mind began to fail and he died from softening of the brain. While he was thus suffering Mrs. V ill ford's relations with Chilton became the : scandal of Perth Amboy. Willford left a will whereby he be- | queathed' alt his property to his wife, and she entered into partnership with | Chilton. They continued the old man's j business, and it was during their part- j nership that Mrs. Willford gave Chilton the mortgage. About two years ago Mrs. Willford died, leaving all her property to Chilton, and her heirs contested the j will. The Orphans’ Court of Middlesex j set the will aside and Chilton took an ! appeal. Pending his appeal he w'ants to j collect the interest on his mortgages. | Mr. Strong wanted the case adjourned | so that he could prepare papers to at- j tack thfe validity of the mortgages, and ! the Court put the matter over to Septem- j her 3. LONG BRANCH CO. WINS Injunction and Receiver of the Sil ver Kin*r” Refused. Vice-Chancellor Stevenson this morning denied an application to appoint a receiver for the steamer ‘^Silver King" and compel the 'N. Y. and Long Branch S. S. Co. to transfer to the N. Y. and Monmouth Park S. S. Co. the boat leased by the lat ter to the former. The Monmouth tPark Company bought the boat and ran it from New York to points on the Shrewsbury River. It is charged that directors of the IN. Y. and Long Branch Company bought stock in the Monmouth Company and had them selves elected to the directors’ board of that company. A lease was drawn leas ing the boat to the Long Branch Com pany for $2,528 per annum. This lease, was attacked by Gilbert H. Tuttle and Henry Brecknell, stockholders of tho Monmouth Park Co., on th* ground that^ the lease was void because directors of the lessors were directors of the lessees and that it practically put the Monmouth Company out of business. The testimony showed that the old direc tors of the Monmoutn Company had re signed and an independent board had been elected, and it had approved the lease. For this reason the application was refused, __ WOMAN FELL FROM CAR. Mrs. John Krebs, 20 years old. of No. 72 McAdoo avenue, fell while alighting from a moving Bayonne car, last night, at Ocean and Chapel avenue. She was injured slightly about the head and back. She was taken home in the Fifth Precinct patrol wagon. "*»*• * s*. PECULIAR CHANCERY SUIT Mrs. Etta Carlsen Wants Her $600 Back From Her Husband. Vice-Chancellor Stevenson has fixed a hearing in a peculiar 6uit brought by ■Mrs. Etta Carlsen, of Paterson, against her husband, Dr. Marx Carlsen, at Long Island City. She asks for a decree of separation and the return of $600, which she alleges she paid for her husband's education. Some years ago, she says, her husband was a dry goods clerk in Brooklyn with aspirations to become a physician. She was a milliner with $000 in bank. She lived with her aunt in Myrtle.avenue. Af ter several meetings Carlsen declared his love and also told of his aspirations. Miss Johjnssen agreed, she alleges, to give him $600 to put him through the College of Physicians and Surgeons. While stlil a student Carlsen visited this city, where she was vi6iting relatives and they were married here, agreeing to keep the mar riage a secret until Carlsen should be graduated. When Carlsen got his diploma he went out to Cincinnati to begin practice but returned to geet a baby daughter and set tled down with his family in Long Island City. The frequent visits of a poor rela tive from Paterson annoyed the doctor. He alleges he discovered that the baby born to his wife during his absence had died shortly after birth and that the in fant of the needy relative had been adopt ed by Mrs. Carlsen who palmed it off on him as her own. A violent quarrel followed this alleged discovery. Mrs. Carlsen refused to send the baby away. Bhe has since resided in this city where the suit for separation was instituted. She not only prays for alimony as a deserted wife, but wants the court to take into consideration the investment of $600 which she declares she will lose altogether unless a court of equity comes to her rescue. HIS SON HURT WHILE DIVING Secretary of Hudson County As' i»» tlon Complains of Reservoir ! 4 Mayor Hoos received a complaint t...s morning from the Hudson City Improve ment Association, asking His Honor to instruct the Street and*Water Board to clear out the pond on the old Reservoir site on Summit avenue. It appears that the financial secretary of the association, a Mr. Barker, has a son who the other day was bathing in the pond. He dived and hit his head on a stone and the re sult was he was taken to Christ Hos pital. Mr. Barker brought the matter to the attention of the Improvement Association who decided to call the Mayor s atten tion to the danger of having these ob structions in the pond. “Should the board,” said the letter, "not see their way clear to do as requested we would advise the closing up of the place entirely, rather than have tho boys who frequent it exposed to such danger.” The Mayor will refer the letter to the Street and water Board. PIONEER HOME’S WORK The donations to the Raymond Roth Pioneer Home in July were:— Mr. John Ahrens, Oriental headquarters^ men's hats and shirts; Mr. Wm. Dohr mann, men's clothing; Mrs. Bampken, hooks, washetand and chair; Mrs. Wlnkil, gallon wine. Meat, bread and cakes:— Mr. Ackermann, Adelung, Alovander, Bed ding, Bender, Berger, Bloom, Brautigam, Bush Bros., Dreseel, Ehrhardt, Fuller, Gardner, Glunz, Grau, Grimm, Hasler, Helhig, Hennessey, Henning, Heffner, Heult, Hildorf, Hoecker, Hohmeyer, Hols zapfel, Huppmann, Jasper, Jansson, Kaal, Kettner, Kllnk, Kneisel, Koehler, Kopf, Kurst, Kupafehr, Kulat, Kuhl, Lahmann, ■Mlenkrecht, Marquart, Martens, McAus-* land, Mastlck. Meineke. Meisetl, Prlgge, Rohde, Schlorb, Schmitt, Simon, Steber, Tamke, XJlrichs. The Working Bureau had 18 applicants for work in July anil provided places for them. _ . - ._ > WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 1901.—Forecast the thirty-six hours ending at eight iy M. Tuesday—Showers tonight and tomorj row; northerly winds. Hartnett’s ThermometrleaJ Report Aug. 11. Deg.; 3 P. M__83; 6 P. M.831 9 F. M.78 12 AUdulgUl *« &*.%** ^4 Aug. 12. Deg, 6 A. M.74 9 A. M.74 L2 Noon If i * ' A”**" ***»*--^ j