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ONE CENT ONE CENV LAST EDITION. ' ||j|f A ~ LAST EDITION. ~VOLrxifi-Nd~8815~ ~ "PBlCE 'ONE CENT.W SECOND’S RATIFICATION Horseshoe Voters Crowd St. Michael’s Hall and Shout for Smith. CITADEL OF DEMOCRACY The Ward Goes Wild Over the Mayoralty Can didate. St. Michael's Hall could scarcely hold the immense throng of voters of the Horseshoe that crowded It to the doors last evening. The meeting was held un der the auspices of the Second Ward Democratic Club. A parade of about six ■ hundred members of the club preceded iftthe meeting. The audience was composed %nost exclusively of thinking, well .jSc^ed workingmen. Every argument JjjKvse^ited by the speakers was carefully sighed and , sudden outbursts of ap Bplause showed conclusively that the old ^Horseshoe was still the citadel of Hud son's Democracy. Charles Cassidy, presi dent of the Second Ward Democratic Club, presided, and Charles C. Kelly, son of Police Captain John P. Kelly, was secretary. On and about the stage were seated Street and Water Commissioner John Sullivan, Alderman Barr, Patrick Connolly, James Ferris, John P. Feeney, Dr. Peter Hoffman, Dr. O’Gorman, ex Judge Thomas F. Noonan, Counselor Charles C. Kelly. Candidate for Aider man William M. Bsyry, Richard Van Vorst, Thomas S Haight, Under Sheriff John J. Heavey, Secretary Patrick Mur phy of the Democratic County Commit tee; Dennis Long, president of the William M. Barry Association; Thomas F. Carey. James' McKlernan, John Hol land, Dennis Gallagher, Frank Hague, ex-Street and Water Commissioner John F. Madden, Clerk to the Board of Finance Michael Kelaher, Counselor Eugene V. Leake, Joseph M. Noonan. Ex-Judge Noonan was the first speaker. While he was speaking Counselor John Griffin entered the hall'escorting Mayor city Candidate George T. Smith. The rear of the hall and aisles were densely packed. “Make way for your next May or.’’ said Mr. Griffin, and the crowd man aged to make an opening for both. Mr. Smith received an ovation. Judge Noonan made one of his usual ■eloquent and telling speeches, showing the necessity of Democracy standing shoulder to shoulder in the present can\ pa.rn and electing every man on the Dem ocratic ticket. He dealt with the general cati.-e of Democracy, its aims In the in terests of the masses, and the danger of ; powers being entirely overthrown by the Republican party in the interests of a tew. He reviewed In a most eloquent manner the history of the party from the days of Jefferson, its founder, when he fought Hamilton for the rights of the people as a whole, as against the mon opoly of an aristocracy. He said there had been some contemptible sneers at the Mayoralty nominee because he wTas the son-in-lavr of a rich man. This, he de clared. was wrong. It was an honor to the Democratic Mayoralty candidate who had to work hard and Intelligently for whatever of wealth he possessed. “George T. Smith,” he said, “is as democratic as a child. He has a good, cheerful salute for everyone he meets. He is not running in n:s wimr-m-isv = shoe*. He is a man of affairs and knows i.ow to handle the finances of a big ciLy. His letter of acceptance shows that. Every dollar collected as taxes will be put where it win do the most good. When he is Mayor there will be a seat for every child of school age in the city. There will be more street improvements and the streets will be kept clean.” Mayoralty Candidate George T. Smith followed Mr. Noonan. He was greeted with cheers. He said that he had already stated his views on municipal affairs in his letter of acceptance, and that he could add but little to that. "You must judge me by that letter,” he said. “I want, however, to express my sincere gratitude for this splendid reception. I will give way for the present for orators who can more eloquently entertain you. Candidate for Assembly John J. Treafiy followed In an eloquent address in which , he reviewed State and municipal issues, and compared them with the policy of the Republican party to run the cam- | paign on National issues. He said that j all the Republicans had done from a local standpoint was to slander the city, to strike at Its financial condition, which was all to the good. He alluded to the j fifty miles of paved streets, the building j of nine school houses under the present I administration, the reduction by $600,000 ; of the city debt left as a legacy by a j Republican administration. The Police and Fire Departments, he said, were ex celled by no city of its size in the world. This prosperity, Mr. Treacy declared, should be continued, and the Democratic party had nominated one of the best busi ness men for the purpose that the State could produce. The question was not one of popularity of the two men. but of the Intelligent administration of the city’s af fairs. Joseph M. Noonan made one of his most brilliant efforts of the campaign. For nearly an hour he kept the big crowd roaring at his sallies of wit mingled with whole chunks of wholesome logic. He showed how Foster M. Voorliees was playing his cards to have himself ap pointed Vice Chancellor. He told how James M. Seymour had been a large em ployer for many years and never yet had there arisen a dispute between him and his employes. He caused great laughter In alluding to the Mark Fagan banner in upper Newark avenue which does not contain the name of another candidate. "It is to be presumed.” said Mr. Noonan, "that he is the only man run ning on the Republican ticket." He also alluded to the fact that Mr. John Doscher. who is running on the Repub lican ticket for the Street and Water At. Old and Wall Triad Romodr. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Synip for chil dren teething should always be used for children while teething. It softens the cums allays the pain, cures wind colic. Sn“ is the7 beat remedy for diarrhoea, j Twenty-five cents per bottle. J Board, was known only through his re fusal to close his factory on the day of President McKinley's funeral. *T. J. Haight reviewed the efforts of the Republicans to deprive the laboring men Of voting, citing the personal registration law, the sunset law and others. He scored Justice Gummere, who is about to he elevated to the Chief Justiceship—a man who declared that a child’s life was worth in law but a dollar. VERDON’S MOUTH PIECE Labor Unions, Incensed at the Selection of Lawyer Speer, Will Revenge Them selves at the Polls. The affiliated building trades local unions of the county are much incensed over the fact that Frederick A. Verdon, who poses as the labor candidate for Mayor of Hoboken, has for his chief ex ponent Lawyer William H. Speer, Jr., whose utterances at a dinner giv en by Wind Mill Manufacturer A. J. Corcoran of Jersey City to his employes last Christmas branded him as the enemy of organized labor. In the controversy with a commit tee subsequently appointed by the United Building Trades Council of Hudson Coun ty to frame a reply, Mr. Speer refused to recede from the position he had taken in his after-dinner speech, and so won the enmity of organized labor. Said a well known member of the Building Trades Council in discussing the matter last night:—"It is the duty of all true labor union men in Hoboken to op pose Mr. Verdon because Speer is espous ing his cause, and no Jersey City labor man can support Mark Fagan with the understanding that this same Speer is to be Corporation Counsel in the event of the success of the Republican Mayoralty candidate there." STRAWS SHOW THE WIND Betting Even Marks What the Re sults of the Election Will Be. Inseparable with an election is betting and the "sport instinct” crops out among the staidest of men. Whatever some may find fault with the axion, "Put up or shut up,” it is invincible, particularly when there are ultra-positive men around, and there is a well of force behind it. Today a number of well known men were lunching in the Imperial Cafe, when an other number of citizens came In. As men do they talked politics. One rash indi vidual, a lawyer, who is a perpetual thorn in the Republican party’s side for office, exclaimed in a loud voice, to impress all the strangers present:— “I know what is going on in my ward and I tell you that I will bet any money that Fagan will be the next Mayor of Jersey City.” Every head turned. No one said any thing but thought a great deal of the combined rudeness and rashness of the challenge. It was repeated and a mem ber of the Finance Board of this city who heard it rose and, walking over to Mr. Frank Basford of the firm of Basford & Glenn, said something in a whisper. Mr. Basford said something to the lawyer and there wa's a dead calm. “What is it, Frank?” impatiently asked several people afterwards. He tersely re plied:— "Only this: I have *20,000 to bet on Mr. George T. Smith's election, and that at 2 to 1. I'll offer *10,000 to *5,000, or *6,000 to *2,500, and even *1,000 to *500. No checks. Cash!” There was nothing do ing. ITALIAN DEMOCRATIC PARADE Several hundred enthusiastic Italian American Democrats, after parading through the principal streets of the Fifth Ward, the home of Mark Fagan, held a big ratification meeting at Second and Colgate streets last night There was a fine pyrotechnic display and plenty of oratory and music. Mr. John O’Brien presided. Eloquent addresses were made by Chairman O’Brien, Assembly Candidate John J. Treacy, who spoke both in Eng lish and Italian; Counselor James W. Donelan, Jr., and others. ONE MORE 0 0. P. FROST The Republicans have opened their noon-day meeting in Montgomery street. They have taken a recently vacated store, affording plenty of room for an audience, but the three youths who appeared on the platform today had about a dozen listen ers and no applause rewarded their ef forts. John Landrlne was in evidence and he said that the thing would get going properly in a few days. Today the meet ing had all the essential features of a frost. MURPHY IN HOBOKEN Before going to Greenville last night Franklin Murphy spoke at a meeting of Republicans and Fusionists at Quartette Club Hall, Hoboken. It was his first visit to Hoboken. A part of the audience was composed of Democrats who wede anx ious to hava a look at the Republican candidate. HOBOKEN MASS MEETING There will be a big Democratic mass meeting tonight at Quartette Club Hall, Hoboken. Among the speakers will be Congressman Allan I.. McDermott, Can didate for State Senator Robert S. Huds peth and Lawyer Joseph M. Noonan. 350 IN THE SIXTH The Colored Democratic Club of Lafay ette met last night in Palmetto Hall and had an enthusiastic audience. Fire Com missioner Erickson predicted a majority of 350 in the Sixth for Mr. George T. Smith. . ■; BIG MEETING TONIGHT The principal Democratic! meeting In the city tonight will be held at No. 32 Jackson avenue. SENTENCES IN SESSIONS ■The following sentences were imposed by Judge Blair In the Court of Quarter Sessions yesterday afternoon: — Jacob Bertram, criminal assault, two years. State Prison; Frank Finn, entering and larceny, one year. County Farm; Jacob Knott, bigamy, *180 line. CAREY’S FLOP vi_ He Enthusiastically En dorses Robert Hudspeth Under George L. Record’s Nose. FATHER-IN-LAW GAG AGAIN Big Z&ck Shares the Honors at Columbia Hall With the Midget Republi can Spellbinder. “I know Bob Hudspeth very well, perhaps better than any man in this hall. I was his chief clerk tor five years. I could not say a word against him if I would, and X would not if X could.” These were the exact words spoken by Chairman Robert Carey at the Republi can mass meeting in Columbia Hall, Greenville, last night. When It Is consid ered that such sentiments were uttered by a Repub.ican, and more remarkable still, at a Republican mass meeting where virtue is coupled with nothing save the Republican party, the popularity and steiling qualities of Robert S. Hudspeth, the Democratic candidate for State Sen ator, are made sufficiently conspicuous. Mr. Carey’s remarks were applauded to the echo. It was no credit to the Republican par ty that the meeting was large. It should have been larger. It was not merely a ward meeting but the secondimost import ant gathering on the Republlcaana cam paign programme. The audience was made up of Republicans not only of Greenville, but of every section of the city who were present chiefly to hear and see Franklin Murphy, the Republican candidate for Governor. Assuming that there were something over a thousand ! people/ for the hall was not overcrowded j at any stage of the meeting, the Republi can strength in the city was poorly repre sented. The little body of Greenvilleit.es that got to the hall early was but a hand ful to those that arrived later on trolley cars from sections outside of the celery district. From the very beginning and until it was half over the meeting was practically “a dead one.” Enthusiasm was asleep, and it was only after a mighty effort on the part of the brass band and the speak ers that the audience was induced to show some sign of life. When Robert Carey got up to make his introductory address there was scarcely a murmur, and when he Introduced Con gressman Fowler as the first speaker there was comparatively no applause. It was evident that something had to be done to get up some sort of enthusiasm before the Republican Gubernatorial can didate arrived, so Congressman Fowler postponed his laborious harangue on Na tional affairs and proceeded to talk about local Republican candidates. His efforts te stir up enthusiasm were hopeless and it was only after the vice presidents on the platform had begun to pound on the floor with their canes that the mention of the names of Mark M. Fagan and George W. Decker was not followed by silence. After picturing the Republican candidates as angels who soared in the very atmosphere of virtue, Congressman Fowler administered to the audience a dose of his "Crops in this country and crops abroad,” which differed only from his speech in Elks'-Hall last week in that it was a trifle longer. “So much of the j past, my friends,” he finally said, "for j I can’t stay with you long.” j At this juncture “Big Zack ’ Watkins,” who was sitting In a front seat attired In his tiery red swallow-tailed coat and blue jeans, woke up, shook himself as though relieved from a trance, and then calmly relapsed again Into his former dormant condition at the very moment Mr. Fow ler continued. Zack Is no common, ordi nary citizen. He has the reputation of knowing the meaning of more big words than ever entered the head of Daniel Web ster. Notwithstanding Zack's "broad intel lectual qualities the speakers remarks were beyond his comprehension and sounded to hifn like a lullaby he used to hear when a baby. Beside Zack sat seven women. One of the ladies was apparently making every effort to ward off the same effect of the soothing lullaby. The climax was reached when Mr. Carey got up again to introduce George L. Rec ord. It was then Mr. Carey endorsed Sen ator Hudspeth Mr. Record started to talk about supply ing the State House with stationery and furniture. Now Zack is employed In the furniture business and as soon as tne word “furniture" reached his ears he awoke with a start. He was immediate ly suspicious that some one was talking about him. He was sure of It, and when a voice In the audience cried, “There he is in the red coat,” Zack arose and with a bow that would have . made Sir Walter Raleigh envious, saluted the entire au dience. This performance caused consid erable laughter. necuni II1UUO <X lung auu uicavuio au dress. In the face of all the facts .nat aie known to everybody Mr. Record made himself ridiculous by trying to prove that sufficient school accommdoation had not been provided by the local Democratic administration. - He then came out with this piece of in telligence: "You can’t expect to have a Democratic administration and your chil dren in schoel at the same time." Mr. Record advised all voters to take Into consideration the fitness and responsibility of the candidates He followed this up by saying that Mark M. Fagan had a per sonality that was In itself of sufficient capacity to make him a good Mayor, cmwfy rrofwyp cmfw yo mfywphe.od.nal Chairman Carey then Arose and Intro duced Franklin Murphy, who had arrived on the platform. As Mr. Marphy came In the band played “We Go Home Tlll^tornlng.'i . Mr. Murphy said:-*PI expect to be the next* Governor of the State of New Jer sey. I wish I could say agtnethlng to you tonight-that woifld make you believe that it wer$» possible. That George L. Record will be the next Senator from this, county Is a certainty. You know wbat he stands for and you know the party on the other side. You are going to elect a Republican Mayor sure. You can elect the entire Republican ticket this faH if you choose. It Will he an lnspira < ■ > tion to the cause of good government all over this land. It is more important that you should elect a Republican Mayor than a Republican Governor. While I think the defeat of the State ticket would be a misfortune, it would be more than a misfortune if the Republican ticket were not elected in this county.” Mr. Murphy practically admitted that the Republican outlook was discouraging by calling upon each member of the audience to get another Republican vote besides Ills own. United States Senator John Kean made a short address after Mr. Murphy was seated, and then Chairman Carey said something about the present Democratic administration. He-approved of the ad ministration of Mayor Hoos and said that Mayor Hoos was an “honest man.” He alluded to George T. Smith, the Demo cratic candidate for Mayor, as the “son in-law of E. F. C. Young.” He ^dded:— “They tell us that George T. Smith is rich. I'd be rich, too, if Mr. Smith’s father-in-law was my father-in-law. The next Mayor of Jersey City will be Mark M. Fagan, because we do not want a man in the City Hall who has a father-in law. Mr. Fagan, has no father-in-law be cause he is not married.” > Mr. Faran was next introduced. He said:—“Ladies and gentlemen—I sqn very glad to meet the people of Greenville and to be in such distinguished company. I have been campaigning very hard and am too tired to make a, speech, I would rather go down on the floor and meet you all so that you can see just *Vhat I am.” The Republican candidate was then as sisted down from the platform and per mission was granted to all to shake his hand—the very same "glad hand” that had been in every part of the city. HIS OTHER OPINION I assume that such a relation ship is everything that your editorial pictures it to be. Any man should feel highly honored at having as his father-in-law a man of Mr. Young’s distinction. (From Mr. Eobert Carey’s (Let ter to the “Jersey City Nbws” October 12, 1901.) ORDERS FOR THE FOURTH Election for Captain in Company L Ordered By Colonel Smith. The following special orders have been issued bv Colonel Smith:— Special Orders No. 13:— I. An election is hereby ordered to be held in Company L, Englewood, on Wed nesday. October 30, 1901, for second lieu tenant to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Second Lieutenant Russell B. Reid. II. Captain Henry M. Coxe, command ing Company L, will Issue the necessary notices required by law. General Orders No. 25:— I. The following nights are assigned for armory rifle practice during Novem ber:—Company A, ’Wednesday, 6; Com pany B, ’Thursday, 14; Company C, Wed nesday, 20; Company D, Thursday, 7; Company E, Monday, 11; Company F, Monday, 18; Company G, ’Tuesday, 19; Company *H, Tuesday, 26; Company I, Wednesday, 13; Company K, Tuesday 12. ♦For collar decorations. II. “All organizations having armories with rifle ranges are required to practice under same conditions as above (same as at Sea Girt) at known distances at re duced targets, such practice to be held at the discretion of the commanding officer, during the drill season, and under the direct supervision of the regimental in spector of rifle practice, who will, at the close of the drill season, certify to the inspector-general of rifle practice the re sults of the practice with the original spores as made.’’ vvuui uoi-uiauuuo niu uc v vu tty those qualifying at armory practice.” To be entitled to these decorations a score of 42 out of a possible 70 must be made. At the standing position a score of 18 is considered as qualifying the soldier to practice In the prone position. The num ber of qualifying shots in each position will be 7. The collar decorations will be competed for on the regular nights assigned to the several companies, according to the fol lowing schedule:—November, Companies A, B, G, H; December, Companies C, D, T, K; January, Companies E, F, L, M; February, Companies A, B, G, H; March, Companies C, D, X, K; April, Companies E. F, L, M. On the nights assigned for competition for collar decorations, individual score sheets will be made out in duplicate, signed by the scorer and range officer and turned in to these headquarters immedi ately after the close of the range each night. Ammunition will be furnished by the armorer upon the requisition of the offi cer in command. Both the unused cart ridges and the empty shells must be re turned each night. Should the inspector of rifle practice be unable to be personally present on any of the dates assigned to practice for col lar decorations, he will so report to these headquarters,’when an officer will be de tailed to act in his stead. HRS. HENNING’S PROPERTY Sheriff’s Jury Decides She Otis the Hoboken Park Hotel Furniture. A Sheriffs jury in the Common Pleas Court yesterday afternoon decided that Mrs. Fanny Henning was the lawful owner of the furniture in the Park Ho tel, Hoboken, which bad been levied upon by the Sheriff under a judgment obtained by a brewery against Frederick Buchols, who formerly conducted the hotel in partnership with Mrs. Henning. The evidence disclosed that Buchols, who was a steward on board the steam ship Bremen, had opened the place with (Mrs. Henning, whose husband was in tbe penitentiary and whom Buchols promised to iparry as soon as she could obtain a divorce. The place was bought by Buchols from a man named Schmidt against whom the brewery had a mort gage which was assumed by the new owner. .. :;v . ■■ Mrs. Henning proved that the furni ture in the hotel belonged to herself and was not covered by the brewery more **** 'n ' ^ ( Erickson Says the Fire Board Will Stick to Its > Choice. Fire Commissioner John Erickson de fended the selection of the Johnston ave nue site for a new firehouse in an in terview last evening. An appropriation was granted for the establishment of a new company, the funds to be paid by the first of December. A site on John ston avenue, adjacent to No. 19 School, was recommended by the Commissioners and Mayor Hoos vetoed the choice, on the ground that the engines would en danger the lives of the school children. The mutter now rests with the Board of Finance. "I consider that Johnston avenue site the best one Ui that section for the quar ters of a new company,” said Commis sioner Erickson. "Not only is it reason able, but the location could not be better. There are two other sites which have been- mentioned ajid. these are more ex pensive than the one we selected. The price is $1,800. The argument that the school is too close is ridiculous. What do the people say to No. 6 Truck on Wayne street, which is around the corner from No. 9 School? This school has twice the number of pupils that No. 19 has. No. 10 Engine on Halladay street is not far from No. 22 School, which is on the same street. The men would be instructed to go slow until the school was passed if children were about. The horses would be going slow at any time while near the school, for no speed could be developed in such a short space. The danger of accident Is reduced to a minimum. I would not have the engine located on Grand street. That thoroughfare is always crowded and no progress could be made. We have two trucks, Nos. 1 and 5, on streets where trolley tracks are, and there is no end of trouble. Is it not better to have the horses going slow near a school than to have them going at full speed, as would be the case if the engine was located at any distance from the school? The loca tion of an engine near the school would mean additional safety to the pupils and building. We selected the site and we stand for it.” In speaking of the department in gen eral, the Commissioner emphasized the necessity of additional appropriations for the claims department. Lack of funds kept improvements back and these were very much needed at present. “I shall have a third horse on No. 3 Truck.” said he, "for It is needed badly. In fact all of our tenders should have two horses. It is necessary that the ten ders should always keep up to the en gine.” A GRAVE CASE Flower Hill Cemetery Asks Certior ari to Review Tax Assessment. Judge Abel I. Smith, representing the Flower Hill Cemetery Company, this mronlng applied to Justice Collins for a writ of certiorari to review the action of Assessor Joseph Kennell of North Bergen In imposing taxes to the amount of $2,000 on certain cemetery property which the company claims is exempt under the law. By agreement of counsel argument on the application was postponed until next Sat urday. it appears mat me cemetery company last spring appealed to the State Board of Taxation to be relieved of the taxes Imposed. The question was argued for the township by Counselor J. Emil Wal scheid, who insisted that if the property was legally exempt the proper course of procedure would have been for the ceme tery company to make application to the assessor, filing affidavits to show for what purposes the land was used. He in sisted that the failure to do this made the company liable to taxation. The State Board was divided on the question and no decision was reached. The company’s side of the case was not told in court and will not be until next Saturday. GROVE STREET PAVEMENT City Seeks to He cover Pert of tke Prom North Hudson R. R. A suit to recover a portion of the amount paid for the paving of Grove street at the point of the Erie track ele vation. brought in the name of Jersey City against the North Hudson County Railway Company, was heard before Jus tice Collins in the Supreme Court this morning. Although Jersey City was the nominal plaintiff the suit had really been brought by the Erie Railroad Company, which was represented by Lawyer Charles Corbin. 'Ex-Senator William D. Edwards, who appeared for the defence, contended that the trolley company had paved the street between its trafcks' and for 18 Inches on either side in 1881, and that this paving was in good condition when Grove- street was depressed for the purpose of giving sufficient clearance to allow the elevation of the Erie tracks. He accordingly in sisted that the trolley company could not be compelled to again pave between Its tracks. Justice Collins reserved decision. SHAKE HILL WATER SUPPLY City Son the Freeholders for 97,942.20 Bscs Payment. The suit of Jersey City against the Board of Freeholders to recover J7,94£.20 for water furnished the county institu tions at Snake Hill, was aired before Jus tice Collins in the Supreme Court this morning. County Attorney Alexander Young pointed out that the city's claim Included interest at 10 per cent, a month while the legal rate of interest was but 6 per cent a year. He therefore argued that the county did not owe the amount claimed. City Attorney John Wahl Queen insist ed that as the rate of interest to be charged on unpaid water bills was fixed by the charter as well as by the rules of the Beard of Street and Water Commls sioners, the city bad the right to demand the payment of the amount specified in its claim. Justice Collins resedved his decision. MATTERS OF FACT. Pa von la Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra large cane, and filled with red. ripe tomatoee. wholesale at D. E. Clearjr Co.'a stone. Ask gear trocar far 'em. M’PHERSON WILL Theatrical Manager Whit ney Says Dr. Muir and His Mother-in-Law Were Recon ciled. THEY EXCHANGED DOSES . — Testamentary Capacity At tacked by Mrs. Muir’s Lawyers. Mr*. Edla McPherson Muir’s contest of the will of her mother, the late Mrs. : Edla McPherson, was resumed before Judge Blair In the Orphans’ Court this morning. As will be remembered, Mr*. Muir w*s left only a life Interest In the $750,000 estate of her deceased father, the late United "States Senator John R. Mc Pherson. No provision was made In the will for any children that might be born to Mr. and Mr9. Muir. The life interest in the estate at Mrs. Muir’s death was to revert to Aaron S. Baldwin of Hoboken, and at his death, aside from bequests of $50,000 to Christ Hospital and $10,000 to the Emergency Hospital, at Washington, the entire estate was to go to Yale Univer sity. The same array of legal talent that has appeared as the representatives of the different beneficiaries under the will was again present when the case was called this morning. Counsellors Mallord, Pro vost and Charles Corbin represented Mrs. Muir; Judge Abel I. Bmlth apppaAgJ for Executor Aaron S. Baldwin; Barnum, Thatcher & Reed of New York looked after the interests of Yale University, and Lawyer E. A. Lewis represented Christ Hospital. The proponents of the will concluded i the formal proving of the will. As to the property of the estate located in this county, Judge Smith said that it consist ed of houses in Vroom, Washington and Sussex streets. Aaron S. Baldwin testified that there are in a private vault of the New Jersey Title Guarantee and Trust Company in Jersey City bonds and stocks of a par value of $150,000 belonging to the deceased. The contOestants renewed their attack on the testamentary capacity of the de ceased by calling Frederick C. Whitney, a theatrical manager, who was associated with Dr. Muir In the control of a “Quo Vadis” company. He said he first met Mrs. McPherson In Washington, D. C., In June, 1900. He knew Mrs. Muir about three years before that, and Dr. Muir he had known for about eight years. Mrs. Muir, he said, introduced him to her mother. Questioned as to the relations existing between Mrs. McPherson and her daugh ter and son-in-law, the witness said that while Mrs. McPherson was at first dis appointed at her daughter's marriage, she had finally became reconciled and was on friendly terms with Dr. Muir. Her son in-law, Mr. Whitney said, had attended Mrs. McPherson in a professional way, and he had heard her say that Dr. Muir had sayed her life. The witness said that the Muirs and Mrs. McPherson were very friendly after that incident. Mr. Whitnev said that several days be fore the Muirs sailed for Europe on March 23, Dr. Muir had been ill and Mrs. Mc Pherson attended him. Prior to that Mrs. McPherson had had an operation per formed on her nose and she appeared on one occasion before the Muirs's departuro for Europe in a highly excited state of mind. She was very nervous and in the presence of the witness and Miss Parsons, who signed the will as a witness, she de clared she did not care to live and triel to throw herself out of the hotel window. The witness said that it was with diffi culty that Miss Parsons and he restrained her from suicidal intention and it was a long time before she could be quieted. Mrs. McPherson. Whitney declared, afterwards walked the floor until almost exhausted. Under cross examination the witness denied that Mrs. Muir had any interest in the "Quo Vadis” company, but admit ted that Dr. MulT’s interest was paid with checks signed by his wife. He said that he was an intimate friend of Dr. Muir's and visited him frequently before the Muirs’ broke up housekeeping in March, 1901, when Mrs. Muir went to live with her mother and Dr. Muir took up his abode at a club. Mr. Whitney said that when Dr. Muir was taken ill Mrs. McPherson insisted that her daughter's husband take up his residence with her and that he frequently saw Mrs. McPherson give Dr. Muir medi cine and that she had prepared gruel for the invalid. Asked if he did not know that Mrs. McPherson was opposed to her daughter’s marriage the witness replied that he was aware of that fact and based his knowl- I edge of Mrs. McPherson’s reconciliation to the remark she made to him to the effect that she "had heard many stories about the doctor but had since learned that the stories were not true.” Just before the noon recess counsel for the contestant called Miss Eliza Lucas, one of the witnesses to the will, with a view to proving that Mrs. McPherson had made several wills. HR. HENRY SIEGEL'S RESIGNATION Mr. J. B. Greenhut Succeeds Him A* President of Siegel-Cooper Co. Mr. Henry Siegel has tendered his res ignation as President of the Siegel-Cooper Co., New York, and Mr. J. B. Greenhut of Peoria, 111., who has been associated with the company since its organization, will succeed as President. Mr. Greenhut is well known throughout the country as , a man of very large flnanctal resources j and executive ability, end as he intends to devote a large part of his time to too management of the affairs of the Big Store, it is a guarantee that its interests will be well conserved. It will be recalled -that Mr. Greenhut recently purchased a large part of Mr. Siegel’s stock in the company at more than four times its par value, which gives some indication of the ■tore’s marvelous prosperity. A CHANCE TO SEEJTHE EXPOSITION Erl* B. B.’a Seeexd Fir* dollar Ex position Start* Today. The pan-American Exposition Is soon to be elofed.% Th$ Erl* Railroad will sell round tripTtckets to Buffalo today, Octo ber 25, at tho low rat* of 55, good going on all trains, and to return on or before October 27. This gives two full days at the Exposition. Everything will be done to make the trip thoroughly enjoyable. Cafe cars on all trains, and the cuisine Is of the highest character. The beautiful foliage along this line is in Its splendor. The low rate offered above should be taken advantage of by all who have not seen the Exposition. There will be only one more 56 rate and that is on October 25, returning November X YOUR KITCHEN will be cleaner; your work ing hours shorter; your meals prompter and more palatable if you use a GAS RANGE. * $8.00, $8.50 and $8.75. - 7 Hudson Co. Gas Company - - - OFFICES ... 109 MONTGOMERY ST., JERSEY CITY. 201 AVENUE D, BAYONNE. 751 MONTGOMERY ST., JERSEY CITY. 553 WASHINGTON ST., HOBOKEN. 263 CENTRAL AV., JERSEY CITY. 99 BERGENLINE AV., T'N OF UNION. ram 2. Primary School Plans Pro vide Accommodations for Seven Hundred. At las; night's meeting of the Board of Education a resolution was passed thank ing the Board of Finance for the purchase of the Flemming property in Grand street to be used as an annex for No. 1 School. The building cost *15,000. Another resolution was passed ordering the publication of plans for the erection of a new *60,000 primary school on the site of the present No. 2 School. Archi tect Howland submitted a rough draft of pianse providing for fourteen class rooms that will accommodate 700 pupils. Clerk James J. Wiseman was ordered to sell the material of the old building. The Board will retain all the good furniture. There are three pianos. Two of these will go to the new No. 1 annex and one to No. 9 annex. Fifty tons of coal in the cellars will be distributed among other schools. The Clerk was directed to advertise for proposals for the purchase of tne old school, the bids to be received on Novem ber 14. The Board of Finance notified the Di rectors that it would appropriate *585 to back salary of the inspector of the build ing of No. 28 School. Miss Matthews of No. 10 School was granted a month's leave of absence on account of fitness. MUSICAL MATTERS. Schubert Glee Club Concert te Be Held Ooteber 10. The Schubert Glee Club Is now at work rehearsing for Its sixteenth season, under the leadership of the well-known director, Mr. Louis R. Dressier. They have in preparation many new glees, among which may be mentioned “The Bedouin Love Song" and a new waltz song, both of which will be found very attractive to the audience. The club will be assisted at the first concert by the following artists; Miss Anita Rio, soprano, from the West End Collegiate Church. New York, who has an exceedingly sweet and exo.uisitely trained voice; Mr. Grant Odell, the ac complished baritone of the church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn, and Mr. Fred A. Par ker, tenor, who is well and favorably known in this city. The Richard Arnold String Sextette will assist the club at the first concert, and it will be a treat to hear this justly cele brated organization. As is well known. Mr. Arnold is the concertmeister of the Philharmonic of New York, and every member of the sextette are also members of this organization. The first conceit will be given at Elks’ Hall December 1). Wolfsohn Snndev Concert*. Manager Henry Wolfshon announces that he has arranged to give a series of Sunday night concerts at the Metropolitan Opera House, commencing Sunday even ing, November 24. The artists assisting will be announced in the New York pa per* and they will be the most promi nent available. _ DINNER TO MR. E. F. C YOUNG Tonight the Board of Governors of the Carteret Club wilt give a dinner to Mr. Edward F. C. Young, who has for many years been a member of that body. It wilt , be private. St. ALOYSIUS’ PARISH EUCHRE ’ >3.. jt The opening euchre of St. Aloyslus's pariah will be held tonight in the pariah hall on West Side avenue. Many beauti ful prlaes will be awarded. Some of the Democratic candidates have promised to be present. __ LECTURE AT CARTERET CLUB The social season ef the Carteret Club will begin tonight The members will listen to a lecture on the Buffalo Exposi tion FIREMAN’S DUTY HOURS Justice Coliins Decides the Scott Case in City’s Favor, But Says Plaintiff May Win On Appeal. ■ ' "v Whether a fireman, like a policeman, l always on duty was the question at issue in the suit of Mrs. Barbara Scott against Jersey City, which was tried before Jus tice Coliins in the Supreme Court yester day afternoon. Mrs. Scott's suit was to recover $475 under the firemen’s pension act of 1897. The plaintiff is the widow of Fireman William C. Scott, who was a member of No. 1 Engine Company of Jersey City and who was killed , by being thrown from a car while going to his dinner. At the time of his death he wore his fireman's uniform. The law provides that when a fireman of a paid department shall be badly in jured or killed “while in the performance of or attempting to discharge his duties, his wife shall receive from the munici pality one-half of the amount of his sal ary at the time of his death.” Scott met his death in March, 1900, and a year later his widow demanded the pay ment of $475, which was one-halt of his annual salary. The city refused to pay the claim on the ground that Scott wa# not discharging his duty while he was going to dinner. The suit was then in stituted. The plaintiff's counsel, Chandler W. Hiker and William L. Edwards of New ark, produced evidence to show that a fireman while going to and fro to his I meals was not relieved from duty, but would be obliged to respond to an alarm even if at a meal. captain yumn, or tne engine company ; to which Scott belonged, testified that a meal hour could not be construed as a leave of absence: that the charter of Jer sey City states that a fireman shall de vote his entire attention to his duties. Justice Collins refused to put such a broad construction on the act, although admitting that it meant more than being injured or killed while actually at a firo. He directed that a verdict be returned for the defendant at the same time expressing the belief that the plaintiff had an excel lent fighting chance In the Court of Ey. rors and Appeals, as there were manj delicate questions as issue. An appeal will be taken. .... A Marvelous Escape. ( A telegram from Bescanon describes a miraculous escape from death of a two year-old child, says a Pari* special in tho London "Daily Mail.'* He had fallen fast asleep between the metals of the railway, 400 yards from the station at Gilley, and when s train ap proached at full speed he slumbered on, completely unaware of hi* terrible dan ger. The driver of the engine saw the child and made desperate effort* to shut off steam and apply the brake, but ho was too late, and the entire train passed over the sleeping boy. , . . Everv one gave him tip for dead, bat when the horrified passengers ran to hla rescue they found hfm still fast asleep and absolutely unconscious of the dan ger through which he had so miracu lously passed unscathed. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK, Oct 25, 1901.—Forecast rop the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Saturday:—Fair tonight; fair tomorrows winds northwest. ■artuott’s Thanunmetrtoal Report Oct. 14. I>er. 3 P. M..61: « P. M..49| 12 midaiglit..47j )ct. 25. « A. M. <1 9 A. M.+J 2 noon .. u DIED. FRET—On. Wednesday, Oct, 23*. 1901. Leo pold, beloved husband or Frederick* Frey, aged 77 years and 8 months. Relatives and friends are requested to attend his funeral services from his lats residence. No. 205 Pearsall avenue, Fri day evening, at 8 P. M. Interment Saturday at 11 A. M. PFORR—Barbara (Bessie) Pforr, dwlovod wife of George J, Pforr, in Hie 38tfi year of her life. Funeral services wilr be held at her late residence. No. 90 Franklin street, on Sat urday, Oct, 26. at 2 o’clock. Relatives and friends respectfully in vited.