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ONE CENT , ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. =V^r~ Till-Nft~li7(’8~ ~ JERSEY CITY ■ AUGUST 24, 1901. ~ • ""PHICK ONE CENI^ - 1 —i^—i—------i I 1 Sensational Evidence In troduced at Yester day’s State Hos pital Inves tigation. DR. JONES CORROBORATED Witnesses Say Lesher Ad mitted He Had Beat en Funk. — DISCRIMINATION IN DISMISSALS! Dr. Ward Discharged Attend ant for Brutality and Warden Hayes Retained the Accomplice. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON, Aug. 24, 1901.—Evidence tending strongly to prove that murder was done by an attendant at the State Hospital for the Insane above this city | was ^produced at yesterday’s session of the Investigating Committee. Testimony and admissions by officials high in the in stitution disclosed the grossest neglect in failing to ascertain the cause of the death of William Funk, which occurred June 27, 1900, after he had been brutally oeaten by an attendant. Sensational de velopments were the order of the day, and while in minor particulars the evi- , dence was conflicting, a condition of af fairs was brought to light which has hardly been even hinted at in the past. At the close of last night’s proceedings after three of the stormiest sessions on record. Governor Voorhees declared that the investigation must not end until every chasge had been fully inquired into and the entire management sifted to the hot- ; tom. The Governor included in his broad : declaration the misappropriation of the ! funds of the institution, the purchase of food, clothing, coal and provisions by the i warden, tne administration oi aiiairs at and in addition to this the charge that improper food was served. To determine these facts the Governor will insist upon the production of the hospital books, which will all be gone over by the committee. Dr. William F. Jones, the former third assistant physician, was the star witness of the day, and his statements proved a revelation to the committeemen. His testimony showed that despite the fact that William Funk had been beaten and jumped on by Attendant Frank Lesher: that he had died the following day, to all appearances, from the result of his in juries, and that the matter was reported to the medical director, no autopsy was held, and no investigation held. Dr. Ward, the medical director, admit ted receiving a report in Funk’s case, that he kr>w he had been maltreated, that he saw injuries on his body after death, that Attendant Frank Lesher had been summarily dismissed for his part in the affair, and still that no investigation had been made. The direct evidence of Dr. Jones that Funk had been abused did not stand alone. It was corroborated by witnesses who had seen Funk, or to whom Lesher had admitted that he had beaten the man. One of the physicians when told of the affair, expressed the opinion that a cor oner should be notified, and still there Was no investigation. It was brought out that an attendant and a baker, John Giberson, had beaten a patient, for which the attendant, who was employed by Dr. Ward, was promptly discharged, while the baker, who is hired by Warden Hayes, was retained in his position, although the matter was report ed, to him by the medical director. Dr. Ward stated that under no circumstances •would he allow a ma,n who had struck a patient, except in actual self-defense, to remain in his employ, yet. he was power less to act in the case of Warden Hayes’s equaHy culpable employe. The Governor and the members of the committee were somewhat late in arriv ing at the hospital 3'esterday morning, fiaving held a conference before going to the hospital. All the members were pres ent. Judge Thompson announced at the out get that the inquiry regarding the food would be temporarily suspended in order <to investigate the serious charge made by pr. Jones, 'the former third assistant phy sician, that William Funk had met his death as the result of injuries received Rt the hands of an kttendant. He asked Whether Dr., Jones was represented by counsel, and Colonel John T. Van Cleef answered that he was present in the Capacity of Dr. Jones’s representative. "I also appear in that capacity,” said Etr. Backes, "and I ask leave to exam le Dr. Jones.” "On what grounds do you base the re guest?” queried Judge Thompson. “On the ground that Dr. Jones is a witness adverse to the committee: that he appears as making charges against the Institution and its management, and that, therefore, his examination in chief Ihould be conducted by his own counsel.” "The committee,” replied Judge Thomp son, “sees 'no reason to depart from its present course, and so ils counsel, Mr. fWalker, will take up the examination, after which, Mr. Backes, you or the counsel for Dr. Jones will be permitted to ask any questions you may see fit.” Mr. Backes Insisted that the course of procedure was irregular, but Judge Thompson w~as fire and instructed Mr. Walker to proceed with the examination. Dr. Jones took the, witness chair and chile not exactly what might be termed ’•rattled,” showed that he fully realized Ihg Import of lxis position, and at tiroes answered the Interrogatories with a show of nervousness. In response to a question by Mr. Walk er. Dr. Jones told in a general way of his duties while a member of the staff ol physicians at the hospital. During the 11 ret seven of his eleven years incumbency he had particular care of the incurables or chronic insane during that period ih the annex. “You have through the press.” said Mr. Walker, "made charges that this man Funk met his death as the result of inju ries received at the hands of an attendant oi the hospital during the month of June, 1900.” "Yes, sir, that is true,” replied Dr. Jones without hesitation. He added that the patient was William Funk, committed from Camden County June 18, 1900, and who died in the hospi tal nine days later. Funk, he said, was a man about 180 pounds. He was fairly strong when he came to the hospital, and seemed to be in comparatively good health although showing excesses ascri bed as the cause of his insanity. Continuing his narrative, Dr Jones said that Funk died from asphvxation cassed by strangulation. Funk's death, Dr. Jones asserted, and he appeared to have no doubt in making the assertion, was caused by Frnnk Lesher, an attend ant from Pennsylvania, who afterward admitted to him what he had done. Lesher, Dr. Jones said, told him that he had struck Funk and knocked him down because he refused to take the medicine which he was endeavoring to give him. Dr. Jones said he first learned of the matter from John Buggy, a night watch man who informed him between 10 and 11 o'clock the night the affair tack place. “Did you report to Dr. Ward?” asked Mr. Walker. ”Y>s.” “When?” “I telephoned to Dr. Ward the next morning.” "State all you said.” "I told Dr. Ward that.a patient had been badly injured by the attendant Lesh er. who had strangled him.” “What did he say?” “He sat like a woodon man and would not move ’* "Did you go again to Dr. Ward?” “Yes, just before the man died.” "Did he come then?” "No.” “What did you say to him?” "I told him Funk was dying and asked h1n>. to come and see him, because 1 didn t want to take all the responsibility on my shoulders,” “Did Mr. Ward come at all?” "No, he did not.” Dr. Jones said that Funk had beer, very stubborn and that great difficulty had been found on several occasions ir. administering lo him the chloral or “night medicine,” which had been prescribed for him. “Did you find any marks on Funk?” asked Judge Thompson. "Yes, his neck was swollen almost twice its size. His neck, chest and shoulders were all black and blue and he was very badly bruised, having evidently been jumped upon.” Dr. Jones then stated mar ne iouim Funk in a very bad condition, so much so that he feared for his life from the start. He had great difficulty in breathing and to relieve this he put a rubber tube down the patient’s throat, which seemed to aid the respiration of the patient very much. He was also given a hypodermic injec tkrn. Dr. Jones took away Lesher’s key and told him not to come near the patient again. Ke then' put George Astbury of No. til6 Mulberry street, this city, who was :hen an attendant, m charge of the patient. ‘"Did you ever make any record of the circumstances attending Funk's de&th?” asked (Mr. Walker. “I did,” replied Dr. Jones. “When?” *Mune 28, 1901.” “Why did you change the date?" in quired Mr. Walker, but -the question was ruled out by Judge Thompson. Dr. Jones then explained that he had made an entry in the case book at the time of the occurrence in lead pencil, but had not filled it in until a year later. The writing In lead pencil, he said. was simply a partial memorandum giving the date and persons present. It was erased when the history of the case was written by him in ink. The record showed that in two places the date “1901" written in ink had been changed to “1900“ by the use of a pencil. “I ask you now." eaid Mr. Walker, "whether you made the lead pencil change?” “Yes,’’' replied Dr. Jones. "Why did you change the date?” “I don’t know that that makes any dif ference,” said Dr. Jones. He was pressed for an answer to a question why he did not leave the date to speak for itself if it showe,d the time ■the entry was made, but made no direct reply. "Why did you not write the history of the case at the time?” asked Mr. Wal ker. “For several reasons,” answered Dr. Jones. “Onf was that 1 thought it would be destroyed.” “Destroyed: ejaculated Mr. wamer. “\By whom?” “Dr. Ward,” came the answer promptly. Judge Thompson Insisted on Dr. Jones giving the other reasons to which he had referred, to which the witness replied that he thought the record would not look very nice in the hook. "Is that all?” pursued Judge Thomp son. “Yes. That Is sufficient.” "If you refrained from writing the rec ord at the time,” asked Mr. Walker, “why did you put it down In June, 1901?” “I had no special reason,” came the answer. •'You say you were fearful that Dr. Ward would destroy the record,” said Judge Thompson, “why were you not afraid when you did finally make the entry?” “Because he always tried to keep things quiet. He wanted everything at the institution in the dark. When there had been typhoid at the hospital, he told some freeholders who were visiting here that there had never been any cases at the institution.” “Did you ever see, hear or know of Dr. Ward destroying any records?” asked Mr. Backes. "No, I have not,” admitted Dr. Jones, who at the same time asserted that he had reason to think he would do so if he regarded it expedient. Returning to the subject of the records, -Mr. Walker asked the witness if he had ever made any other written report teil sS'iib:zb . / ing of the death of Funk, to which Dr. Jones replied that he ddid not. "If not, did you make any other ver bal report?” continued Mr. Walker. “I think I did," said Dr. Jones, "to Dr. Cort.” "When?” "About that time." “What did Dr. Cort say?” "He thought it was an awful thing.” “Did you speak to anyone else?” “I think 1 spoke to Dr. Felty about the same time." • "What did Dr. Cort suggest?" interpos ed Judge Thompson. "Nothing," replied Dr. Jones, promptly. ‘Did you talk to anyone else on tho subject?" continued Mr. Walker. "To Dr. Allen.” "Did he say anything?” , "I don’t remember.” “When you found that the patient W’a3 in a dying condition and reported to Dr. Ward," queried Judge Thompson, "did you go to any osiier physician?” "I did not.” “Why not?” "I thought it wfp not necessary.” “Why, then, did you regard it necessary to call Dr. Ward?" “I wanted him as medical director of the institution, to take the responsi i bility.” "Hal you ever gone before to Dr. Ward 1 when he failed to respond?’’ "Yes, sir.” "Did he give any reason for his re fusal?" "No. sir." “How long did this condition of affairs last?” "Several years.” “After the second time you reported the matter to Dr. Ward did you ever talk to him on the subject?" “I think not.” Dr. Jones explained that the care book in which it was customary to write the history of cases was kept in a safe in the drug room, all the members of the medi cal staff having access to the safe. Judge Thompson then inquired who gave the certificate of death, to which Dr. Jones testified that Dr. Ward had done so. “Where did Dr. Ward get the informa tion contained in that certifitaie?" asked Judge Thompson. “I don’t know; certainly not from me,” ! declared Dr. Jones emphatically. "We ! sent to Camden County, from which Funk ■ was received, to inquire whether they i wanted to bury him, but received no an swer and he was buried by the hospital." “What was the cause of death given in the certificate?” “Typhomania.” It was explained for the benefit of the laymen in the committee that typhoma nia means simply exhaustion arising from mania or dementia. Judge Thompson read from the book in which the records are kept the follow ing entry:— "Wednesday, June 27, William Funk, Camden.’’ The entry appeared in Dr. Jones hand writing, and except the belated entry made by Dr. Jones and the certificate of death signed by Dr. Ward, constituted the only official records of the death in the institution. Dr. Jones, in reply to a question dv Judge Thompson, reiterated that he did not think that he had spoken lo Dr. Ward of the matter since June 27, 1900, on which date Funk died. Neither had the Board of Managers received any information re garding the affair so far as he was aware. Dr. Jones ‘could not Ay'•whether any of the other physicians had seen the body of Funk or not. Dr. Baldwin sought details concerning Dr. Jones's action in inserting a rubber tube in Funk's throat. Dr. Jones didn’t know what the tube had previously been used for, as he picked it up hurriedly ami inserted it in the patient’s throat to aid in his breathing. Dr. Baldwin considered it an impossi bility for persons to receive such ex ternal injuries as to close thlr throats. Dr. Jones said the patient lived about twelve hours after he rvas called in to see him. Judge Thompson wanted to know why the physician continues put j ting in ard taking out the tube, when i its presence apparently afforded refief to 1 the patient. I The witness said that he had examined ! the patient’s throat and found it swol ! len and "rebellious” in appearance. ! Dr. Jones seemed to think that thei 1 patient had died from carbonic acid j poisoning. ! Mr. Backes took up the cross questior I ing. and wanted to knew why the wit ness failed to call upon his superiors, the second and first assistants, when Dr. Ward failsd to respond. "I didn’t think it was necessary,” replied Dr. Jones. “You tell the committee that Dr. Ward has been negligent in visiting sick pa tients fur several years past, so why did you not go afteir the other assistants?” "Well, one didn't live in the build j :ng.” i "Why didn’t you get the other?” i4 "I did not think it necessary.” Mr. Backes classed Funk’s death as murder, and sought to impress the wit ness with this fact. "Had you had to treat Funk before the attack by the attendant?” continued Mr. I Backes. “Yes, I had given him chloral or ’night j medicine.’ ” “After the man died, did you speak to ' Dr. Ward?” “I think not.” “Did you report the murder of this man under your charge to Dr. Ward?” pur sued Mr. Backes. “I think not,” came the familiar re joinder. "Wouldn’t the calling of either the first or the second assistant physicians have relieved you of the responsibility which you say you did not want to assume?” “Not entirely,” declared Dr. Jones. “You say you never mentioned to Dr. Ward that the man w^b dead, how did he know?” Interposed Jutlge Thompson. “I suppose it was reported to him by the supervisors.’’ “Is death by violence so frequent that you thought it was not necessary to re port?” asked Mr. Backes, continuing his line of questioning. Dr. Jones was nettled by the question, but said that sometimes several months elapsed before the history of patients was written up aftier they died. “Why was it,” asked Mr. Backes, rais ing his voice and speaking with the ut most deliberation, “that when William Funk was murdered you made no entry?” “I expected that Dr. Ward would take some action and report to the Board of Managers.” "Wasn’t it because the man was in your charge and you wished to conceal | the facts?” persisted Mr. Backes. tContlnued on Seqond Page.) KILLED BY JOLLEY. Four Year Old Boy Hurlld Into the Air By Fender. MOTORMAN HELD FOR MANSLAUGHTER _ 'tj Child Ran in Front of the Car Playing “Kick the-Can.” Four year old James Burke, of No. 4.t> Henderson street, died In St. Francis Hos pital, this morning, shortly after S o clock, from injuries received last evening atU:3|(. o’clock by being run down _by a trull^jjp car in front of his home. William Arm®, field, forty-four years old, of No. 73a Montgomery street, the motorman of car N. 347 of the Henderson street line, which ran down the child', was arrested. He is at Police Headquarters detained without bail to answer a charge of manslaughter. Little James Burke and a number of liis companions were playing kiek-the-can at the corner of Eighth and Henderson steets at G:30 o’clock. Little James was "it.” The can was kicked by one of the other boys and it went almost to the opposite gutter. The child rushed after it so that he might place it on "nome plate,” before the boy who had kicked it could reach a “base,” where he, would besafe from bein caught and compeied to take James's place. The child saw the trollev car, It is Ihought, but decided he could beat it. The motorman could not stop the car quickly enough to avoid striking the child as he was stepping from the track. The fender hit the lad and tossed him into the air. The fright and the injury caused by the fender ren dered the child unconscious. When ha fell to the street he lay as if dead. John Dunn, of No. 4S9 Henderson street, picked up the apparently lifeless form and carried it to St. Francis’s Hos pital. There the doctors worked for hours before the lad was restored to conscious ness. It was found that many bones and his skull were fractured. He died shortly after eight o'clock this morning. Patrolman Beggins placed Motorman Armfield under arrest on a charge of atrocious assault and battery. The fnan was brought to the Second precinct police station. His nerves were unstrung. He was paroled, as is usual in such chses. At 9 o’clock this morning Police Justice Koos, in the First Criminal Court, again paroled Armfield. At that time the boy was alive. When it was learned that Burke was dead Armfield was rearrested on a charge of manslaughter. Justiee Hoos had nothing to do under the law but to hold Armfield for the Grand Jury. It Is likely that he will have to stay In a cell until Monday, because there is no Judge in the higher court, and only there can bail be fixed in such cases. The concensus of opinion of those who were in the vicinity at the time of the •accident was that Armfield was free from blame. When Armfield was sen this morning bv a “News” reporter he refused ot tell anything of the accident. “I am not allowed to say anything about the accident except to my employers,” he said. Thomas Ready of the claim department j of the company said that the rules of the company prohibited any of the em ployes giving any one any details of ac . cidents. MARRIED FOR FUN. Passaic Coup’s Then Decided to Makn It Earnest [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] PASSAIC, Aug. 24, 1901—William Marcy, son of a prominent Clilton mill owner, and Miss Edith Moran, of Ridgewood, w^Dre married by Justice Finn in bis office Thursday night i na spirit of fun. When the young persons relaized that seriousl ness of the affair they went to their par ents, told of the episode a-rtd were for given. They are on their way to Buffalo now. Mr. Marcey and Miss Moran grew to be close friends owing to the friendship be tween Miss Avis Marcy and the bride. Miss Moran was a leading horsewoman and with Miss Marcy was often a figure on the streets riding astride. Marcy and his sister and Miss Moran and Mr. Hatch went for a walk. They passed Justice Finn’s office. "Let’s get married,” said Marcy. "It will be fun,’ ’said the girls. The wed ding took place and Miss Marcy and Mr. Hatch were witnesses. “We intended to get married next July, anyway, the bride said when questioned about the marriage. DENNIS REARDON’S FATHER BURIED The funeral of Michael Reardon, one of the oldest residents of the city, took place from his late home, No. 10 Wayne street, this morn ing. The funeral cortege was one of the larg est ever seen in the city. Mr. Reardon was ninety-two years old. He was one of the pioneers Ia the employ of the Erie Railroad Company, having entered the milk train ser vice over half a century ago. He came to this country from Ireland in the early forties. His wife died some years ago. He was the father of ex-Assemblyman Dennis Reardon, ex-Alder man Michael Reardon and of William Reardon. Solemn high mass was celebrated at St. Peter’s Church and the body was bruied in the Hud son County Catholic Cemetery. SCOTIA CLUB T0~SeFRACES The Scotia Club have chartered the handsome new fast tug “Joseph P. Ford” for the first day^f the International yacht races. A ltmitea number only of friends can be taken and therefore those desir ing tickets should apply at once to the secretar, Imperial Hotel, Exchahge place. The tickets will be $10 and that Includes all sorts of refreshments. CANADIAN KILLED BY C. R. R. The man who was killed "Wednesday night on the Central Railroad near Claremont station, has been Identified as Archibald Graham, of Toronton, Canada. MATTERS OE EAar. Pavonia Brand of Pine Early June Canned Peae, for sal* at nearly all good grocery stores, and wholesale at the D. E. Cleary Co.’* BISHOP SEES KELLER. Minister’s Counsel Will Not Be Driven to Act By the Barker Association. Bishop Thomas A. Starkey of the Prot estant Episcopal Diocese of Newark vis ited the Hew John Keller at Arlington yesterday, and spent a considerable, time with him. The Bishop would not say any thing as to the nature of the conference. It is saftljj. however, on good authority that the birden of the talk was the ac tion of the clergyman towafds meeting the challenge of the Thomas G. Barker Association. Counsellor Joseph Parker of Arlington, the minister’s firm friend, was seen by a “News” representative and he stated pos itively that Mr. Keller knew nothing about any proceedings of the association, and even if he did it wouldn’t make the slightest difference in his plans. "At the pjfoper time,” said Mr. Parker, “and in our own way we will meat these accusations, and I will say right here that Mr. Keller 'will be fully vindicated in the course he is taking when our plans are unfolded.” IN JAIL FOR DEBT. Springfield Negro Can’t Pay For Clothes. [Special to "The Jersey City News."] ELIZABETH, Aug. 24, ISOl.—Elijah Lamb, a colored resident of Springfield, has been in the county jail since July 9 because he cannot pay a debt of $8.75 which he owes a Newark firm for a suit of cLothes. Assemblyman Meeker, Surrogate Par rott and County Collector Wood have taken up the case, and they questioned him yesterday. He said he bought a suit of clothing from the Newark firm for about $17 a year ago, and agreed to pay $1 a month and paid $4 cash. He lost his job after he hade four payments and was unable to pay any more. The collector for the firm then took a way his book. ‘He afterward got work as a mason's helper and was earning $2 a day when arrested. "I got a paper," said Lamb, "but I can not read or write. I knew it was from the court, because the officer told me so, ar.a I was ashamed to show it to any one, and I did not go to the court because I did not know what was in the paper." Lamb said he never had been arrested and had never been in jail. Mr. Meeker said he would look up the law*. If there were one justifying the de tention the debt would be paid. He said the law was unjust and must be repealed or amended. HEAVY TAX ON ROGERS ESTATE Collectors From Two States and Gov erment V/afoliint; Appraisers. [Special to “The Jersey City News.’’] P.ATERSON, Aug. 24, 1901—Before there ■can be any final distribution of the estate of J. S. Rogers the question of the tax upon his estate will have to be deter mined. The tax will be enormous, it is said. The collectors in New York State and city, and those in New Jersey and also those connected with the United Stated Government are watching the work of the appraisers. According to a recent estimate of the appraisers the market value of the stocks and bonds Is $4,750,000. In addition there is $4S0,000 in cash in various banks in New York, and the interest of the estate in the Rogers Eocomotive Works is placed at $437,000, making a total of $5,607,000. There is deal estate in New Jersey valued at $350,000, and also some valuable prop erty in New York. The Metropolitan Museum probably will receive about $5,000,000. All the real and personal property will be taxed 5 per cent. This will involve a double taxation as far as the personal property in New York is concerned. SPIDER BITES RUN IN THE FAMILY Father, Son and Father-In-Law Vio4im% [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] ELMER, Aug. 24, 1901.—William Boody and his son, William, o£ this place, both have badly swollen arms as the result of Insect bites. The father was at Clayton a few days ago, when a spider or some Insect like a spider bit him on the fore arm. He killed it, and shortly after the flesh about the bite began to itch and burn. The next day the arm became greatly swollen. The son was working in a shoe factory last Saturday, when a, spider bit his right arm, and It is now swollen to twice its normal size. About 15 years ago Henry Pierce, of this place, father-in-law of William Boody, was bitten on the hand by a spider and the bones of his fingers rotted out. His hand is still seriously crippled. “ABE” IS ALWAYS ON HAND. “Abe” Naar, sergeant-at-arms of the Demo cratic State Committee, was a visitor at the City Hall this morning. He informed Treas urer Thomas J. Miggins of the Robert Davis Association that he wanted to be counted in among those who will attend the great outing of the association on September 11. CUT BY A PIECE OF GLASS. William O’Neill, thirteen years old, of No. 143 Ninth street, while standing near his home yesterday was struck on the forehead by a piece of glass thrown by Edward Flannagan. His wound was dressed at the City Hospital and he then went home. $15 FOR DRIVING LAME HORSE Josep Casey, 19 years old, of Union street, Newark, was arrested yesterday by S. P. C. A. Officer Bennett for driving a lame horse. He was fined $15 and costs by Justice of the Peace Maes. TAKEN ILL AT A LAWN PARTY. At 31:20 o’clock last night, while attending St. Michael’s lawn party, Mary Fagan, seven teen years old, of No. 456 Grove street, was taken suddenly ill and had to be conveyed to her home in a patrol wagon. FELL AND BROKE HIS ARM. Robert White, eleven years old. of No. 303 Lincoln street, fell from a porch in front of h;s home yesterday and broke his right arm. He was taken to Christ Hospital. The Superior Facilities possessed by the ..JOB.< PRINTING DEPARTMENT of “The Jersey City News” enable it to expe ! ditiously and economically perform every class of printing in a satisfactory manner. 1 -♦ FORJHE MERCHANT FOR THE LAWYER FOR THE OFFICE FOR THE LODGE FOR THE CHURCH ►-i I f TASTEFUL WORK j QUICK SERVICE I PROMPT DELIVERY MODERATE PRICES ESTIMATES GIVEN 4---o -r- -i- -y T 1' TyT-rTTTTT -7- ‘f- 'T- -f- ^ ^ If ^ 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 r 1— ns.-.-—l_; i.1. ,L...-j«sxr.7.ai.x. ...» . ■ 'i ■ ■■ —l: — BOY DROWNED. Youn^ Topping Dove From Yacht and Rose in Agony. _ I SANK BEFORE HELP REACHED HiS Seai'ch Last Night and To day Fails to Recover the Body. Charles Topping, 19 years old. of old ! Bloomfield Road, Newark, was drowned ; yesterday in the Newark Bay not over 150 i feet from shore. He dived from a yacht 1 to swim after a dory which had became j untied. He came to the surface once, and j to, his friend who was with him in the | yacht he appeared to be writhering in 1 agony. He sank and was drowned. His ; friend, Stockton Burnett, of Manhattan j avenue, Newark, jumped over board and attempted to rescue him, but was unable t reach the drowning man in time. On the Newark Bay Shore House float not one hundred feet away was a crowd of.25 or 30 people who witnessed the drowning. The police wereipromptly no tified and Captain Nugent took charge of the search for the body. A dozen men with grappling irons worked far into the night, but without success. The search was resumed again this morning, but up to the time the "News” goes to press the body had not been found. Topping’s family was notified by the lo cal police. The father, William Topping, who is head bookkeeper In the Manufac turer’s Bank of Newark, came to this city last night, aecompanied by two \ mends, ne was nearly crazed witn i grief. When the party reached Green- ! vilje Topping ran away from his’friends and made for the New York shore. He I was later found wandering on Garfield av- i enue in a dazed condition. He partially | recovered, and when the search was aban- j doned for the night he went home. This morning he was at the' shore again, j renewing the search for his Boy's body. Young Topping came from Newark yes terday to visit his friend William Derby of Ocean avenue, with whom he had planned to go yachting in Derby’s boat. Derby had been called from home and could not make the trip. Topping decid-' ed to go to the bay to look at the boat. While at the shore he met Stuktoa Bui liett, a friend, who by a coincidence had also come from Newark to visit Derby, who was a mutual friend. The boys de cided they would go bathing and swim out to the yacht which was anchored about 100 feet from shore. This they did. While they were on the yacht the dory became untied and drifted away. It was then that Topping made nis fatal dive. Burnett believes that Topping ; had an attack of heart failure. ‘‘It was kr.ow’n,” he said, “chat Topping had a weak heart, and although an ex cellent swimmer he rarely took any changes.” Topping was well known and hail many friends in Newark. SIXTY DAYS FOR BIGAMY Light Penalty Imposed on a Much Married Man. ^Special to "The Jersey City News."] PATERSON, Aug. 24, 1901.—'Bigamy was the charge made against William Straight, in the Court of Special Sessions yesterday. Wife No. 2, who was Miss Lillie Hewitt, was his accuser. She eaid , Straight married her a year and a half I ago, when his other wife was living. Asked what he had to say in excuse for taking two wives, Straight said he had ' been paying attention to Miss Hewitt and 1 she told him he must marry her. He did so, not having lived with his first wife for seven years, and believing he was free to j marry again. Straight was then sentenced to sixty* days in jail, which is perhaps the lightest sentence for bigamy ever imposed in the county courts. FATAL BURN FROM CIGAR STUMP (Special to "The Jersey City News.”) BORDENTOWN, Aug. 24, 1901.—Miss Kate Camberon, daughter of James Cam beron, of Camden, who was burned by her clothing taking fire from what was supposed, to have been a stump of a ci gar in the street at Florence, on the 10th inst., died of her injuries at that place yesterday. , ' THERE WILL BE A ROW Carrie Nation Says She Is Coming to Jersey City to Wreck Saloons. A resident of this city had an amusing experience a few days ago with the re doubtable Mrs. Carrie Nation. It was Mr. John Glenn of the Imperial Hotel, whao has, just returned from a vacation spent in the upper part of New York State. Traveling on the Rome, Water town and Ogdensburg Railroad, the train stopped at Richland. Mr. Glenn had just partaken of breakfast and stepped on the platform of the buffet car to enjoy a ci gar. At that moment from the adjoining coach a stout woman appeared. She whs dressed in a dirty colored linen costume, the front of the waist being profusely decorated wtlh miniature hatchets, whicn she was selling. It was Carrie herself. I Some of the smoke from Mr. Glenn’s per- | fected wafted her way and she mu...... - j ly wheeled around and in an imperious voice, said: “Throw that vile weed away, sir; my life is not insured.’’ Mr. Glenn removed his hat and politely expressed h*s regrets that his cigar was .iLLslasieful tb her. but Mrs: Nation was not going to be soother and she repeated her condemnation of the' cigar and asked him why he didn't smoke better cigars. “I assure you, madame,” replied Mr. Glenn, “that they are the very best to be procured in Jersey City and—’’ “Oh, you come from that place, do you?” interrupted the dread lady of the hatchet. “Have you any saloons there?" “Yes, there are a few.” “Ah, I'll make a note of that and prob ably pay a visit there. Cah you recom mend any good hotel to stop at?” asked Mrs. Nation, now very much interested. Mr. Gler n was visibly embarrassed. To give her the address of his own hotel was out of the question, but where was he to send her? An idea occurred to him, and he blandly informed her that the names of first class hotels had escaped him for the moment, but if Mrs. Nation would say on what day she would visit Jersey City he would have a delegation of the Hudson County Liquor Dealers’ Associa tion meet her at (he depot and they would entertain her. "With a queer smile she presented td Mr. Glenn one of her hatchets, adding:— “Take that, and when I come to Jersey City I’ll give you a big axe and you can help me to destroy every saloon there.” When she had gone a negro portar who was standing by sententiously remarked: “ ’Fraid, sah, you was goin’ to invito her in the car. Last time she came into one she done bruk up de whole buffet. Terble woman, sah; she done raise de debbie.” __ BORN IN PEST HOUSE. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] NEWARK, Aug. 24, 1901.—A baby was born yesterday in the islation hospital here, the first affair of the kind in the his tory of the institution. The child’s mother is Mrs. Kate Williams, colored, of No. 6$ | Sheffield street, who was taken to the hospital last night suffering from small pox. Thomas Williams, the father of the in fant, died in the hospital on Tuesday. Everything possible Is being done to make the child and its mother comfortable, but the facilities in the old buildings are poor, and at best there is’ no great amount of comfort to be enjoyed. GOAT DIES OF APPENDICITIS [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] BURLINGTON, Aug. £3. 1901.—Dr. Ell- j wood C. Bunting, a veterinary surgeon of | this city, claims to have discovered a well j developed case of appendicitis in a goat j belonging to Edward Schuyler. The doctor, in operating upon the ani- i mal, found the heel of a rubber shoe ! wedged in the appendix. The goat did not survive, but the doctor is confident that the chances of recovery would have be:n good had he been able to operate a few hours earlier. ---»-*— SUSIE BOSSCHIETER MARRIED j [Special to "The'jersey City News.”l PATERSON. Aug. 24. 1901.—Susie Bos- ; chieter, sister of the unfortunate Jennie, who was murdered by McAllister. Kerr, Death and Campbell, was married last ■ night to Charles W. Jeni, the Rev. Mr. ■ Fu'KVan officiating. Frank Lave! and Jennie Karhmeriing, ! friends, were married at the same time, j and each couple acted as witness to the- | ether couple's marriage. An Old and Weil Tried Remedy, Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for children teething should always be used for children while teething. Xt softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind -olio and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle. . ,V- A” ’ ,. - ■. .... -. ' L. . . . V i i-. ■ . . THE DAVIS DAY. Arrangements Made for the Great Parade Sept ember 11. PIONEER CORPS TO MARCH Officers Chosen Last Night to Lead the Rank and Pile, The Executive Committee of the Robert Davis Association last night held a meet Ingand decided upon the formation of the parades that will precede and wind up the great outing of September 11. Near ly five thousand men will be In line and the parades will be the greatest ever seen in Jersey City—not only for organ ized strength, but from a picturesque standpoint. The eight companies of the Robert Davis Pioneer Corps, two hundred and ten men, in brilliant military uniforms, with shakos, will materially add to the effect -or the processions. The corps is com posed of men over six feet in height and their shakos will make them appear be tween seven and eight feet high. In the languageof Mr. John D. Gorman, "in this miiita.^ picture, under the banner of Rob ert Davis, will be represented the Democ racy of Jersey City and the county by ward organizations." The corps is to be conveyed to and from College Point in either the steamer Samuel Sloan or the Glen Island. The committee has the option on either. The association proper will be conveyed to and from the grove in the magnificent steamer Grand Republic. At the head of the parades will march Col. Robert G. Smith, the grand marshal; Robert Davis, the standard bearer and Democratic leader; Treasurer Thomas Higgins of the association; Adjutant Harry Heller and the aids, among whom are: Street and Water Commissioner Sul livan, Joseph Farmer, William J. Davis, William King, Frank Hague, Dr. J Broderick, and C. F. Long. Then will come the Fourth Regiment Band and Fife and Drum Corps, heading the Robert Davis Pioneer Corps. Following will march the Robert Davis Association head ed by the officers, the executive commit tee and Holden’s Military Band. James Bllllngton was last night elected Lieu tenant Colonel, and John Zeller, Charles B5. Cassidy, Adolph Lankering and Egbert Sey Dvour majors. One hundred and sixty-five cap tains were selected. These will draw for po sitions in a few days. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW TORK. Aug. 24. 1901.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M., SundayGenerally fair tonight and to morrow; south winds. Hartnett’s Thermemetrioal Resort Aug. 23. Deg. 3 P. M.SS 6 P. M.86 9 P. M.76 12 Midnight .76 Aug. 24. Deg. 6 A. M.79 9 A. M.80 12 Noon.8? DIED. McAlTLIFFE—On Friday, Aug. 23, 1901, Joseph, beloved son of John ana Amelia ‘MeAuliffe, in his 20th year. Relatives and friends of the family are requested to attend the funeral on Mon day, Aug. 26. at 9 A. M., from his late residence, No. 604 Grove street: thence to St. Lucy’s R. C. Church, where a high mass of requiem will be offered for the happy repose of his soul. REESE—In Hoboken, on Wednesday, Au gust 21, 1901, Henry Reese, aged 6J years. Relatives and friends are Invited to at tend the funeral services at the residence of his daughter. Mrs. Henry L. Kruse, No. 1.030 Park avenue, Hoboken, on Fri day. Aug. 23, at 8 P. M. Interment at the convenience of family. BUCKRIDGE—On Friday, Aug .23, 1901. William H., beloved husband of Mary, and father of Joseph H. and William A. Buekridge, aged 65 years. Relatives and friends. also Robert Davis Association. G. Van Houten Post and W. B. Cushing Regiment No. 1, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, No. 38 Wayne street. Jersey Ciiv, on Sunday, Aug. 35, at 2 P. M.; thence to St. Peter's Church. SUMMONS:— The members of the Robert Davis As sociation are requested to attend tho funeral of our late member, Wm. H. Buekridge. Sr., No. 38 Wayne street, Sun day,September 25, at 2 P. M. ROBERT G. SMITH, From, if. P. WBDIN, JR., Sec'*