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ONE CENT LAST EDITION. _-NQ. 3840°"" ' . . . ~JECSEY PITT 'TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1271901 , FB1CE ONE CENT. AFTER FAGAN John Nevin and James (' Murpny Talked of for the Mayoralty. THE SHRIEVALTY FIGHT Prominent Democrats Men tioned as Possible Candidates. t -- There is much gossip going the rounds among politicians over the possibilities for the campaign of next fall when the Sher iff will be elected, and for 1902, when Mayor Fagan’s successor will be chosen. While the campaign for the Shrievalty is nearest at hand the election of Mark M. Fagan to the Mayoralty focuses the bulk »f public thought on that office. The name of John Zeller of Guttenberg lias stood out for some time for the nomi lation for Sheriff on the Democrat!* tick et next fall. Mr. Zeller has been talked about for very good reasons, his friends believe. He is more often than otherwise laluted as "Sheriff.” On the outing of the Robert Davis Association last sura - ner, where there was perhaps more talk ■ tbout those who were slated than at any •ther time in the year. R was said by all hat the nomination for Sheriff would go o either Mayor Seymour of Bayonne or /ohn Zeller, and the latter was considered the strongest possibility. And. there the situation remained up to election day when many calculations were upset by the election of Mr. Fagan and the unexpected strength shown by the Fusionists in Ho boken. Both were surprises that set everyone to figuring on the future. It ie conceded on all sides that Mayor ‘Fagan’s election was brought about to some extent by the vote of the Irish' American Catholics because of his youth, his religion and his magnetic personality. As candidate for Sheriff it Is necessary to name some one of exceptional weight In the community, who is well known and generally liked and whose experience will be a guarantee to the voters of the county tba-t the business of the Sheriff’s office will be properly and economically handled. For that reason the majority of tho-se who have demanded John Zeller have veered off and allied themselves v.irh the supporters of Mayor Seymour for ihe present. Then many consider that the candidate must come from Jer sey City. Among the local men are Charles Cas sidy and Freeholder-at-Earge Michael B. Holmes. Either of these would be ae n-ptable and very strong. Freeholder antes Kelly is also mentioned. Tnose . ho want to go to West Hoboken for the candidate name Emil Groth. Mr. Groth is a very popular gentleman and is men tioned particularly since the Fuslonists became prominent, because h« has a great following in tiie Republican ranks as well is the solid Democratic vote. Mayor Seymour. Charles Cassidy or Michael B. Holmes could defeat either Mayor Hoos or Mayor Fagan of Hoboken, their friends say. In the talk concerning the Mayoralty there appears most prominently and in <lt»d almost exclusively the names of John Nevin and James J. Murphy. Mr. Nevin Is a young man. He is a very popular man and eminently fitted all igree. because of his experience and oroad mir.dedr.es3 shown since he entered public life. Mr. Nevin, though a pro nounced Democrat, was secretary to Mayofr Wanser. He was a police justice for one term and he filled the office so admirably that when the time came for Mayor Hoos to appoint his successor the Mayor was besieged by delegations of citizens representing every class and pro fession in the city. His re-appointment was demanded by financiers, lawyers, merchants and all interested in the city s welfare irrespective of party prejudices. Mayor Hoos’s failure to appoint Mr. Nev in was considered one of the most serious ' mistakes of his administration, and it was a keen disappointment throughout the city. Perhaps no act of a Mayor in the matter of appointments was ever so generally and roundly condemned. Mr. Nevin is a Catholic. His father was born in Ireland and was a popular citizen with a large circle of friends. Mr. Nevin is a popular and influential member of sev eral large societies. He has that some thing which is described as personal mag netism. ft is said that he would make the strongest possible candidate and would completely reverse the result of Mayor Fagan’B canvass and bring back the normal condition of affairs. Police Justice Murphy, who is now on the bench in the Second Criminal Court, is talked of because he is very much the same stripe of man in many respects. His services in the Assembly were such as to endear him to the people of this city. His bill increasing the salaries of the school teacher* made him a very gioat many friends that would be of great value in a campaign. For the nomi nation of Mayor two years hence there seems to be only a question of a choice between John Nevin and James Murphy. HEW ST. MARY’S P. E. CHURCH Ground has been broken tor the new St. Mary's P. E. Church at the corner of Summit and Favonia avenues, and It Is expected that the new edifice will be completed end ready for occupauey by blaster of next year. Dr. Daniel F. War ren, the rector, Is personally supervising the work.___ ROYAL ARCANUM EUCHRE ' Communlpaw Council. Royal Arcanum, will bold a cuclire tonight In Bunnell s Hall. Communlpaw avenue an-1 Van Horne strew. Among the prizes are a bistue cracker jar and a mahogany rock ing choir. Refreshments will be served *t the conclusion of the euchre. THE SHERIFF’S BONDS Sheriff f'arl II. Ruemnlef this morning renewed his bonds for th» final year ol l,i6 term. His bondsmen afe unchanged and are:—Luke Boyla. Abram Post. 1’eter llaltck. Henry P. Siqton and Ferdinand Meintze, each of whom qualitfy for S.'v.OOO. _ irAlTKBS OF FACT. The A-B-C Corn flu-, foods for children, or euu *t D. E. Cleary .Co. a and Greena street*, 1 lICMNT YET Mrs. Chartrand's Case Did Not Gome Before the Grand Jury. | Nothing was done yesterday by the Grand Jury relative to the Hoboken shooting tragedy. It is now not likely that the case will go before the jury until next vweek, although it may possi bly be brought up next Friday. It is believed that if the case is not brought up then it will not be considered by the present Grand Jury. Prosecutor Erwin has not yet completed his inves tigation. The term of the present Grand Jury expires on the second Wednesday in December, and it is not lively that the investigation will be completed before ■that time. No further developments had been re ported in the case this morning. The identification of Mrs. Chartrand by Will iam Noelte, the Hoboken gunsmith, yes terday, is looked upon as an important part of the evidence for the State. Noelte alleges that Mrs. Chartrand bought from him the day before the shooting the re volver with which Chartrand was killed. When he testified at the coroner's inquest Noelte identified the revolver without the least hesitation. He even identified some of the cartridges which filled its cham ber. The cartridges were odd ones, he alleged, and had been lying about his store for some time. Mrs Chartrand still remains silent. It is said that she has made no statement since her arrest, and if she adheres to the advice of her counsel she will not utLer a word until the trial. It is alleged that the evidence for the State will show that Mrs. Chartrand quarreled with her husband on numerous occasions. Her relatives, however, say they will prove that the best of relation ship existed between them. Henry Weiler, who was engaged by Chartrand to take charge of the Hoboken skating rink while he (Chartrand) was away, alleges that he frequently heard Chartrand and his wife quarreling. Weiler avers that Mrs. Chartrand was invariably complaining about her husband when she visited the rink. Weiler says he paid lit tle attention to what they were quarreling j about. _ I SIUQKERT8’ WOES. \ _ Vice Chancellor Stevenson Advises Delay in Hope of Effecting Com promise. Vice-Chancellor Stevenson undertook yesterday Afternoon the delicate and often thankless task of settling the differences between husband and wife, and it remans until next Monday to be seen how far suc cessful his Honor has been. The wife is Mrs. Ida E. Stuckert, a young woman, sister af Dr. Charles Peterson, of Hobo ken, and her spouse is Joseph Elias Stuckert of Van Reipen avenue, Jersey City, son of the late Rev. Mr. Stuckert. Some time ago Mrs. Stuckert, after a few months of connubial bliss, was obliged to leave her husband. She said he was cruel to her. To support herself af ter leaving her husband she learned stenography, and is now earning a slight living. She brought a bill of divorce against him and testimony was taken lakt summer. Yesterday her counsel. Mr. Samuel Beeson, came before Vice-Chan cellor Stevenson and asked to amend h's bill by making it for maintenance. He explained that Mrs. Stuckert was will- j lug to drop the suit for divorce provided her husband paid the costs of her suit, settled the back board of their two year old baby and made future provision for its care and her own. Lawyer Max Salinger, for young Stuek ert, opposed the motion. He wouldn t settle and insisted on threshing out the cause because it was all a case of foreign Interference on the part of the nfother in-law. “I would advise you 'to endeavor and ■settle these differences,” said the Vice Chancellor after a pause. "It seems to me they can be adjusted by the husband and the wife making some concessions. In order that you may heal up this trouble I will lay 'the case over for one week. If, however, at khe end of that time you cannot agree I will decide the case on its merits.” INSURANCE FRAUD CASE Maxwell Acquitted by the Jury. John J. Maxwell, formerly an agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Com pany, was acquitted in the Court of Gen eral Sessions yesterday afternoon of al leged conspiracy to defraud the company into issuing a *500 policy of insurance on the life of Vincent Frisco. Frisco, who was tried and acquitted last week, ap peared as a witness for the State and testified that Msxwell had told him to substitute Silvio Detello for himself when the medical examiner called. The defence proved that Maxwell was not present when the examination took place, and that testimony, it is believed, went far to influence the- jury's verdict. NEW NORTH GERMAN PIER. Work on the reconstruction of the three piers of (he North German Lloyd Steam ship Company at Hoboken, which were destroyed In the big waterfront tire two > ears ago, is being rapidly executed. The iron work for the piers will arrive this week. Pier No. 3 has been temporarily rebuilt and is being used at present by freight steamers. The piles for piers Nos. 1 and 2 have been driven and the work of connecting the piers with the granite bulkhead was begun this morning. it. p. & J. H. Status, the contractors, expect to have the piers completed by next summer when the express steamers of the Hue will return to their Hoboken berths. LANKERING HOME AGAIN Adolph Lnnkerlng, Mayor-elect of Ho boken, has returned from Pennsylvania, where he went to recuperate after elec tion. ■ , - ■ IN WOOLLEY'S SHOES. Arlington Postmaster May Walk the Plank, Too, It Is well known that the Civil Service Commission at Washington has for some time had a representative in Hudson County investigating the management of local post offices with a view to discover ing If they, as was charged In the case of Assistant Postmaster Woolley, were being used for the purpose of promoting party or factional political interests through the dispensing of patronage. The Woolley investigation was so far suecessful in developing evidence of offensive partisanship that Woolley was eompelled to .resign his position as chair man of the County Republican Committee and of the City Republican Committee, the alternative being, It is understouU, the loss of his head as'a Federal office holder. The Civil Service officials have been led to pursue their investigations further, be lteveing an examination of the methods of the post masters of outside towns, most of whom are members of the county Republican machine, would reveal the same condition of things that hasteu ed the retirement of Mr. Woolley. Saturday John T. Doyle, secretary of the Civil Service Commission, was in Ar lington and visited a number of well known citizens, his object being, if pos sible, to discover if any irregularities ex isted in the postoffice here, or if it were true, as the Commission had been ad vised, there had been any violation of the Civil Service laws. Postmaster .Freeman is a member of the County Republican Committee, one of ite board of trustees, chairman of the West Hudson Committee, and he names all 'election inspectors and primary offi cers for his party in that section. He has been himself a- candidate at nearly every primary since his appointment as postmaster for election as delegate to ward, town, county and State conven tions. At some primaries he has stood as candidate for tw or three different conventions. Persons who are pushing the case allege that a large number of affidavits have been prepared to show circumstantially many violations of the civil service laws, and to establish beyond dispute that the publicly announced policy of the Presi dent and preceding Executive has been habitually ignored. All the facts in the ea6e will be laid before President Roosevelt, and it Is ex pected that his well-known desire for civil service reform will land him to take prompt and effective measures. BOY BITTEN BY DOG Convulsions Followed Cau terization of the Wounds. Jerome Kennedy, fourteen years old, of No. 358 York street, son of Warren Ken nedy, was taken to the City Hospital last night suffering with convulsions. It was thought that he had been attacked by hydrophobia. On November 4, a week ago today, youn Kennedy was bitten by a young setter d<og. He wae sitting at a table writing and the dog had been eating from a plate on the floor off in one corner 6f the room. The dog is thought to have belonged to Thomas Hogan, of No. 459 Grand street. After the dog finished' eating it ran over to young Kennedy, sprang upon him and fastened its teeth in his right jaw. It also bit him in the arm before 'Mrs. Kennedy could drive it off. The dog was frothing slightly at the mouth. Mr. Kennedy took the dog down to the Morris Canal and drowned it. Dr. Ed ward Mulvaney cauterized the Wounds. The boy went to No. 9 School next day with ins face all bandaged. He was fev erish and Principal Brensinger sent him home. Last night young Warren was attacked with convulsions. He frothed at the mouth nad chewed the pillows. Dr. Mul vaney was again called, as was also a priest from St. Bridget’s Church. Dr Mulvaney summoned an ambulance and had the patient conveyed to the City Hospital. He was in a state of collapse when he reached there._ House Phvsician C. W. Banta took charge of the case and succeeded in re storing the boy to a rational condition. This morning he was able to talk, eat and drink water. Dr. Banta is inclined to the opinion that the boy’s condition last night had been brought bn princi^; pally through fright. BERKELEY CLUB STEAK The members of the Berkeley Club will enjoy a beefsteak dinner at their cosy and well-appointed Clubhouse at Webster and Ravine avenue on Saturday night next. It is somewhat of a departure from the usual social functions of the club, but If It is to be judged from the standard! of past entertainments it will be almost a gilt-edged affair. The Berke leys stags have become famous for the exquisite manner in which they have • been conducted. The club is an old and ! well known social organization, which has and still does Include some of the best known men In the city. ,kt 1* the fin de siecle club organization of Hudson City. MINKS REJOICE. Members of the Minkakwa Club of Greenville spent a happy hour or two last night rejoicing over the Republican vivtories in the recent **ler! ion. Upon the suggestion of General William B. Mason a note of -thank** was extended to Presi dent Edward Fry for-his able manage roetu of the political affairs of the c-ihb during the campaign. It was decided to celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary of the. Club on,March 5, 1902* A committee will be. appointed In the near future to prepara for the event. THE WATER CONTRACT The Street and Water Board is in ses sion this afternoon, and it is more than probable that some action will be taken relating to the new water contract. The subject was discussed yesterday at a conference between several of the Street end Water Goramissionerif and other city officials. \ At itsrlast meeting the ....reet and Water Board'dfrecied the Clerk to re quest of the Cbs.port.tlon Counsel an opitt- > ion as to the right of the. City to take up the contract and finish, the work in ifce event of the failure of thi contractor to j dot*. 4 I “DASHING j>ASTOR.” Rev. Mr. Stutchell’s Atten tion to Miss Wilson Re called at White ■ Lake. ONCE A “SUPPLY” THERE Father of Girl Threatened to Throw Him Into the Lake, So Report Said. The news that the pastor of the Clare mont Presbyterian Church was Involved in a Brooklyn scandal has stirred up to an unwonted degree of excitement the easy-going, quiet plaee of White Lake. N. Y„ where he was for some time a “supply” before he came to Jersey City. Mr. Stutcheli's stay at White (Lake as a supply in the little Presbyterian church near the Town of Bethel in the early part of the summer of 1898 Is recalled by all the natives and a large number of Jersey City people who were summering .there at the time. The Rev. Mr. Stutchell was usually re ferred to as the "dashing young pastor 'from the city.” He rode a Mexican pony horseback when going about town and usually at top speed. It may have been his fast riding that gave him the title of the "dashing young pastor,” but the natives are not quite sure on that point. The pastor’s stay was not a long one, but he was very much in evidence while he remained. He was a frequent visitor at the Wilson villa, which Is one of the finest and located on an elevation at Highland avenue and Newburgh turnpike. It was the custom of Mr. Stutchell to ride up to the Wilson house on horseback alight gracefully, throw the reins over a post and then run hastily up the front steps. He seemed very much interested in Miss Wilson and the city folks and others o^ten commented on the fact. One day the community was terribly shocked by the report which was rapidly circulated to the effect that Mr. Wilson, 'Helera's father, had threatened to throw the Rev. Mr. Stutchell, the dashing young pastor, into White Lake if he did not cease his attentions to his daughter. Then people opened their eyes and talked very much. It was not long after this incident before the little white Presbyterian ehureh over Bethel way was without a supply and it was said _ that the hand some young man who had, preached there had gone back to the city. Some people remarked that perhaps he did not like what Mr. Wilson had said. Considerable 'gossip has followed the publication of the testimony of the two clergymen. The, general view taken by the members of both congregations seems to be that in the end the ministers will be entirely free from any suspicion. “ The serious nature <tf-:the ease, however, has caused no little surprise, especially among those who have looked upon Vt hereto fore as scarcely worth attention. Mem bers of both the Claremont Presbyterian Church and the Free Reformed Church said this morning that they would take no action in the matter at present. They will rely upon their pastors, they said, to explain any act of theirs that may he brought into the case. Should the pastors make such request the trustees of the respective churches may discuss the matter at a formal meetfng to decide upon what, if any. steps might be proper for the congregations to take undejghe circumstances. No such meetings I been called, however, and, as far | be learned, no movement has been made in that direction. Lawyer Maximilian T. Rosenberg, of No. 1 Exohange place;, who was appoint ed Special Commissioner by the Supreme Court in order to obtain the testimony of i Mr. Stuchell and Mr. Stofflet, completed his duties in the case as soon as he fin ished taking the testimony of the two clergymen. It is alleged that A. Dean Wilson, of No. 533 Madison street, Brook lyn, the father of the girl In the case, had been unable to locate either Mr. Stuchell or Mr. Stofflet for some time and that It was dfce to their absence that the case was not brought up sooner! Mr. Stuclieil and Mr. Stofflet were in Europe last summer. __ DROWNED AT WORK Deckhand Jerked Overboard When Boat Moved. Arthur Johnson*, twenty-two years old, employed as deckhand on the tugboa.t Viola, at work In the vicinity of the new Pennsylvania. Railroad pier in the New York Bay at Greenville, was drowned yesterday afternoon within ten feet of his fellow workmen and- while they were making frantic efforts to have him. Johnson stood on the deck of the Viola with a painter in his hands. He threw one end of the painter to dredge No. 6 in order to make fast to it. As he did eo the tug started up and before he could let go of the. rope he-was jerked over board. Captain W. V. Sargeant of the Viola saw Johnson In the water and shouted to the other members of the crew to rescue him. One of the men tossed a rope to Johnson but the deckhand sank before It ranched him. His body was npt recovered!, it la believed that John son was taken with a chill or cramp and was unable to make Lhe slightest effort to save fib- life. Ha was an adept swim mer. Johnson was in the employ of P. San ford Ross, who has the contract for building the new pier. None of the work men knew last night where Johnsoij lived. It was said that he had a father living in Union Sill, it was known that he lyid a friend living on Johnston avenue, hits city. ■ Johnson was about 5 feet ■ 8 Inches tall and weighed 140 pounds. He had a smooth face and wore dark colored trousers and a blue shirt. . ’ " ^RERS®NAL^ ^ TROLLEY DECISION — • Justice Summere’s Arling ton Decision Establish es a Precedent The opinion of Justice Gummere, as given in the Supreme Court yesterday in the case of the Newark and Hackensack Traction Comany V. The Borough of 'North Arlington, raises a point of in terest in - the present suit of the Penn sylvania Railroad? against the township of Hamilton. i In the case deeded it was held that [ the repealing of an ordinance by the borough because the trolley company had never accepted the same did- not invali date the rights, because no notice of euch Intention upon the part of the municipality had been given the company. The ordinance waa passed several year® ago, but the trolley company, nor its suc cessor, had never Sled notice of accept etfjce of the same,' and this was held to be sufficient reason for a repeal of it. The Trenton suit, the order of which *was granted by Justice Gummere, is an action upon the part of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company to have declared un lawful the ordinance recently passed granting to the Mercer County Traction Company the right to run its tracks in Hamilton township. The former suit in this (the Yardville crossing) case was lost by the tVolley company, the railroad setting up the con tention that a failure to accept the or dinance had left the trolley line without any legal existence although it was al ready built and in operation. It has been held by courts In other States that once a track ie laid, under the ordinance granted, there can be no removal or declaration that it is illegal, because the rights were granted and the construction of the road constitutes an acceptance of the same In the eyes of the law. In his opinion Justice Gummere refuse® to discuss the right of council to repeal an ordinanee granting such rights to the trolley company, but does set this par ticular one aside because no notice had been given. Apparently, a trolley road built without the acceptance of an or dinance is legal unless such repeal is made after due notice has been served. FATHER AND CHILD KILLED Mrs. Hoffman Prostrated by Grief Over Double Tragedy. Mrs. William Hoffman, whose baby girl fell form the third etory window of her mother’s flat at No. 149 Pine street. Sat urday. and was killed, has had more than her fair *hare of -trouble in the last few month*. Only a few months ago the hab'y** father was killed in- the Central freight yards at Communipaw. His foot wa* caught in a frog one night as he was about to turn a switch. A drill en gine ran him down and almost cut his body in two. Mrs. Hoffman is prostrated with grief. Her baby was left alone In a room for oaly a few moments Saturday while she went to arrange some furniture, for she had moved in but two day» before. S-he heard a scream and on entering the room saw that her little one had fallen to#the pavement, forty feet below. Kind neigh bor* have been looking after her and eome of her relative* have come to com fort her. The baby was buried today. DIED AT GAPE COLONY. The relatives of Thomas Kennedy, a mechanical engineer of this city, who left sis. weeks ago -to construct seme mecnan efy for mines in South Africa, receited j wsord yesterday from the firm which em ployed him that he had died' of tever a few days ago at Cape Colony. Kennedy was fifty years old. He Jived with his wite ac the home of-' his mother-in-law. Mrs. Whitney of No. 21 Park street. He se cured a responsible position with an Hr glish firm ana left to help fill a contract in the diamond fields.. Arrangements will be made to have the body sent home as soon as the authori ties issue permission._ ELECTION RETURNS. It will be late this afternoon before the official results of the recent election will be announced by the County Board of Elections now sitting at the Court House as a Board of Canvassere. The elerks this iftorning are still busy tabulating the returns of the vote of the various candi dates. NEW PETIT JURY Men Who Will Serve the First of ' the December Term The petit jury for the first two weeks of the December term of court was drawn ! by Sheriff Ruempler this morning. The I list includes the following:—Jersey City— A. Carpenter, Paul Sorrenson, Martin Costello, T. Suffle, H. Jackson, A. Thomp son, C. Quinn, W. A. MIHer, N. C. Monet, E. White, T. Rtokett. T. James, E. Harm. J. Rheinhard. T. Bowly, T. Murphy, C. Mount, S. Stewart, C. Bruce, T. M. Ma bon, T. Hogan, T. Foley, 1*. Stevens, M. Higgins, T. Newton. T. Bolt. W. Roberts, W. Waters, T. Gibson. G. Howe. W. Vin cent. A. Stewart. C. Eongenotto. P. Cas sidy. M. Burns, P. Clark. T. Otteni. W. Hopkins, E- Rosenberg, T. Eufibert, E. Coughlin, II, Van Bussan. P. Fitzpatrick, M. Angelo. J. McNamara, V Drackman, T. Miller. W. Britten, T. Ellerby, W. S. Weed. Hoboken—D. Sullivan. T. K. Witt. C. Knight, T. JCnies. West IIoboken—M. Soubellu, H. Otto, T. Balifiger. - \ , Bayonne—T. Ruffin, Ciuttenberg—M. Sheridan. West New York—R. Black. CHILDREN'S HOME Annual Appeal for Funds for One of the City’s Worthy Institutions TREASURY EXHAUSTED Financial Statement Showing the Great Need of Liberal Patrons. The trustees of the Children’s Home ot this city are making their annual appeal for funds, which are sadly needed for thai worthy institution. The treasury ia about exhausted and as the officers say, they have more unpaid bills than cash to meet them. In addition to that stale of things there is a note for a loan of $2,800 to meet, a debt contracted because the people have forgotten the home. Last year the same kind of appeal was made to 1.000 representative families nad the responses were too few. Only 162 of that number responded. Some gave $1, others $2. $3, $5, $10, $15 and very few gave $50 and $100, but the sum realized was not half enough to meet the annual expenses and the re sult was that the managers had to bor row. Of the eight people who gave $100 each six were trustees, and they not only do the work of the Institution, which as one readily imagines, is no sinecure, but hav'e to pay the bills to boot. This charity is one of the most de serving in the city and most worthy of support, beo^ose it provides for little boys and girls who cannot help them selves. The home is poor and pressing!} needs support, and it is wholly sustained ,by the voluntary contributions of charit able people. This sketch of this institu tion ought to appeal to the flintiest hearted:— About thirty-seven years ago a number of prominent men of the city, recog nizing the need of systematic aid for helpless children, banded themselves to gether and organized the Children 9 Friend Society of Jersey City. The new society was incorporated by a special act of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey. pae*sed March 22, 1861. This ac-t. provides that when a childi is surrendered to the charge and custody of the societv it shall remain in the care and custody and under control of the society until of an age to be bound out to some suitable employment. The society Is made guar dian of all children surrendered to its care. The constitution and by-laws de fine the object of the society: "The object of this society shall be the establishment of a home for friendleas children: to pro mote the cause of virtue and’ humanity by disseminating correct principles and by protecting the young, destitute and friendless from the wrong, suffering and moral ruin incident to their condition: also to secure for homeless or neglected ohiidren needful mental, moral and re ligious instruction, and, as far ae prac ticable, give thepi the training they would receive in the Christian family." By November, '1864, about eight months after Its organization, the society had completed a building tft the. corner of Pavonla avenue and Erie street, and there established the first "Children’s Home,” an institution destined to fill a warm place in <tlie hearts of thousands of men and women, who found in it a home ami friends at a period in their lives when they were helpless and in need. Before many years it became apparent that this building was inadequate to the growing requirements of the society, nor was the location altogether suitable; but it was not until 1874 that the present "Home," No. 131 Glen wood avenue, was erected, affording more spacious accom modations for the inmates, surrounded by ample grounds for outdoor exercise. At the present time the Home contains fifty little boys and girls. A school in charge of an efficient teacher Is maintained with in the building, and all the children of suitable age attend its sessions. A com petent matron, with a trained staff of as sistants, looks after the general welfare of the household. The children attend divine service on 'Sunday mornings, and Sunday school every Sunday"" afternoon at the Home. * STATES SOCIAL CLUB BALL Columbia Hall Filled With a Merry TbrouR. The members of the States Social Club held their third annual ball last evening at Columbia Hall. Ocean and Cator ave nues. Greenville. There was a large at tendance notwithstanding the prevailing bad weather. The club is one of the most popular social organizations on the Heights. The ball was a complete suc cess. Delegations from a number of social clubs In the county attended. Frank E. Miskel! was floor manager and John J. Cummings acted as his assistant. On the arrangement committee were:— Wm. G. Pretisser. chairman; Charles Mc Gee. Joseph Healey, Edward Wheelihan, William Gallagher and Patrick Norton. The reception committee included1 James J. Hannigan, chairman. Charles Finley,. Edward Sweeney, Matthew Joyce, Wm. Cullen and Robert Judge. The officers of the club are:—John H. Lennon. President: Michael J. McConagty. Vice President: Henry J. Loeffel, Fimin ckU Secretary: Thomas E. Walker. Re cording Secretary: Michael J. McGuire. Treasurer: Thomas F. McGuire. Sergeaat at-Arms, and John T. Coffey, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms*. U. S. BANKRUPTCY COURT Ho Discharges—Orders for Rule* tc Show Canto. (Special to “The Jereey City New*.“J TRENTON, Nov. 12. 1901.—There was a brief session of the United States Bank ruptcy Court yesterday morning. There were no discharges fvom bankruptcy. ] Orders for rules to shew cattefo why’ bankrupts should not he discharged, re turnable December 9, were entered in the cases of Herbert H. Emley of Allentown and John W. Smith of OPeim City, Husk BiTithere, of Jersey City, siiere ad judged bankrupts. The restraining order was dissolved in the case of Oliver Merchant, of Atlantic City. ___ N0N03ENARIAN DIES. Israel Lee Schcorover. nlnety-ryue years old, of No. 74 Ocjk street, died this morn ing at ten o’clocli of old age. It is doubt ful if there :«> arbrhe-r person In the city who whs as old Vs Mr. Schoonover. He j-teave# several soto and daughter*. HAVE YOD A COLD ROOM? A Gas Radiator will make it cheery and comfortable. In the dining room, reception room bath room or bedroom the Gas Heating Stove is in valuable. Rooms can be heated in five minutes by a turn of a valve. RADIATORS - - $2.15 UP. GAS HEATING STOVES, $1.25 UP. Grates, Hire and Logs of all descriptions sold at cost. Attractive reading lamps, Welsbach sup plies and lighting appliances of latest descrip tion on exhibit at show rooms. I ' _. Hudson Co. Gas Company ■ ■ • OFFICE9 » • • 109 MONTGOMERY ST.. JERSEY CITY. 201 AVENUE D, BAYONNE. 751 MONTGOMERY ST., JERSEY CITY. 538 WASHINGTON ST., HOBOKEN. 263 CENTRAL AV„ JERSEY CITY. 99 BERGENLINE AV., T'N OF UNION. MIMES $918,418,742. State Tax Report Gives Ex Lo emptions As $100, 102,428. [Special to “The Jersey City News."] TRENTON, Nov. 12, 1901.—The eleventh annual report of the State Board of Taxa tion was handed to Governor Voorhees this morning. It is for the year ending October 31, 1901. The report shotva that •the total valuation of taxable real and personal property in New Jersey as re turned by the County Board of Assessors under the law of the last Legislature is $918,418,742, being an increase of $27,181,458 over the ratables of 1900. Of this amount $805,543,809 represents real estate and $146. 251.370 personal property. The total amount of exempt property Is $100,102,428. This with the $8,656,632 of exemptions al lowed veterans, firemen and militiamen makes the increase somewhat over four millions of dollars over the exemptions of 1900. Oi the exemptions $14,S13.625 is for public school properties. $7,196,480 for other school property. $39,634,244 for public prop erty and $4,147,950 for cemetery property. The deductions for debts in the entire Slate amount to S26.696.779. These deduc tions for 1900 were $36,403,620. The gathering of statesmen In the cor ridors of the State' House this morning, though not as large as was to have been expected on the first Tuesday after elec tion. was representative and full of work. The hardest struggle, developed was for sergeant-at-arms of the House between Frank Tan turn of Monmouth anu weorge Fowell of Essex. Powell has been b‘il cleTk three times and Tatum sergeant-at arms -twice, and each thinks the other has had enough. Powell is handicapped b., BacheUer’s aspirations for Speaker and a decided boom for Judge William T. HoF man for leader has effected Tantum's chances. Both men are exceedingly popu lar and the victor will be determined by the contest for the other offices. The Speakership talk was all for Baeh eller of Essex. Mr. Bradley of Camden was on hand and did quite a little elec tioneering. When talking for publication he said he was at the call of his party and if that wanted him for Speaker he would not resist Its command. James Parker, of Passaic, who has been House clerk as far back as the pres ent generation can remember, is after it again and was the only candidate pres ent today. Wood McKee, of iPassale. and Sninn. the new man from Ocean, were the only two Senators present and there was no talk of Senate organization. A FLASH OF LIGHTNING Mnaeppa’s NnMe Steed Mysteriooaly Bis arm earn. “lightning,” the great actor, who plays "The Wild Horse of Tartary,” on whose back, lashed hv bold bandits, suffering the terrible agonies that riding thousands of miles across trackless deserts entail, Verr.ona Jarbeau as Masappa, In a con tortion of the great poem, rode nightly, when not pursued by constables, is lost. • "Ughtnlng.” being defenseless and an asset of Jarbeau, was attached when Henry Wilson, his trainer, met with a re fusal instead of the S# due him. The horse jMSjaced in the stable of Oscar Oralg'^^Bpy street, near drove street. : an da^Hpof attachment was issued by Justice or the Peace Frank P. l,ehane. ! As the writ was not satisfied, it was ' announced that the horse would’be sold | at auction this morning, but when the sale hupr arrived there was no "l.ight rting ' and consequently no sale. There 1= no explanation of “Lightning's'' disap pearance. Mr. Craig, the stable into, could not be seen. * NINTH WARD CLUB MEETS. A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Ninth Ward Democratic Club was held last evening to settle up all the cam ! patgn accounts. The club will hold ns | regular bi-weekly meeting nest Monday i night. SUPREME COURT CASES Many Decisions Announced Yesterday at Tren ton. [Special to “The Jersey City New*."] TRENTON. Nov. 12. 1901— Among te many decisions of the Supreme Coo*** ^ terday were the following:—Ocean 8lde ^ Camp Meeting Association at Church v. Charles W. Sandei*s. .?t toi case the. action of the association it. l7 ing assessments on lots is sustained^1 Hannah S. Haydav v. Ocean City. As sessments put on the property of the plaintiff under the Martin act- are affirmed. Board of Health of Asbury Park v. Herman Horrenthal. The conviction of Rosenthal on complaint of ^he board ol health for maintaining a nuisance is sus tained. In the case of Hand et al. v. the Ex cise Board of the City of Camden, the court decided in an opinion by Justice Gumraere that the act providing for the appointment of excise boards by courts is illegal. The right of the Camden board to grant licenses was attacked on the ground that the board was elected under the act to establish an excise department in cities of this State by vote of the peo ple. whereas they' should have been ap pointed by the Court of Common Pleas under another act. The act of 1892 is held to be a violation of the constitution and is set askle. For the fifth time the Supreme Court gave Abraham L. Graham, of Jersey Oiiy. the option of taking *1.000 for the killing of his boy by the North Jersey Street Rnilway Company or having a new trial. In the other instances Graham was each time awarded $3,000 by the jury, but In the present case the award was only $1,000. It was in this case that Justice Gummere rendered bis notable decision on the value of a child's life. Albert I. Gifford vs. Anderson Preserv ing Company of Camden. Gifford is a Camden street car conductor and was In jured by a team of the defendant. The court orders a new trial of the case. The suit of Miller vs. Washington. In which it was sought to have the Supreme Court decide whether the Warren County town is a town or a borough, and if the latter, whether it is amenable to the gen eral borough laws or its own charter, was dismissed by Justice Gummere. who held that the suit was not properly brought. In the suit of WyckofT vs. T.nee M wa« held by the court that participation In the profits of a certain piece of wood land nut tie ail the persons so participat ing equally liable for debts contracted by the person or persons actually perform ing the work which restated in the profits. COURT CALENDAR. The Grand Jury is in session tills after noon. Justice Collins will hear motions in the Supreme Court on Saturday. Judge B’alr will sit in the Orphan*' Court on Friday. Judge Nevius will hear motions i* the Circuit Court; on Saturday instead of on Friday as usual. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK. Nov. 12. 1901.—Forecast for the thirtv-six hours ending at eight F. M. Wednesday:—Fair tonight, followed by clearing: falling temperature; Westerly winds. Kartre'.t’e Tlierinouie* rtoal Report Nov. 11. lXg.lNov. 12, -•«. ., f* M. 4<ii 6 A. U. ;d II V. M. I' 9 A. >t. 52 9 R. Al. 47 12 .loon .iS 12 midnight. ltd C, TIED BLIjENBBRGEP,—In thus city, on Sat urday, Nov. 9, 1991. Grace W., young el t daughter of John and Julia Ellen btrg'e !\ aged 17 year*'. Relatives and friends are Invited to at tend the funeral services at the residence of her parent*'. No. 2S5 Baldwin avenue, on Tuesday, November 12, at S:16 P, At.