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Case Against Mrs. Dale
Will Probably Be
Analysis of Ohild’s Stomach
Bears Out the Woman’s
. Statement.
Dr. E. E. Smith, of No. 36 East Twenty
ninth street, New York, who made the
chemical analysis of the stomach of little
Emetine Howe Dale, has submitted hia
report to County Physician Converse,
The report corroborates ilrs. Dale’s
Biory ae to the cause? of her child’s death
and. will probably result in the abandon
ment of the caffe against Mrs. Dale at the
conclusion of tonight’s inquest. Dr.
Smith's report in full is as follows:—
"1 have to report in regard to the or
gans of Emeline Howe Dale, received by
me from Dr. Otto H. Sehultze, that the
chemical analysis of a part of the con
tents removed trom the stomach shows
tae presence of strychnine. 1 will report
to you in regard to thise case in more de
tail at a late day.”
Coroner Parslow of Hoboken and a juiy
will hold an inquest this evening in tlio
Dale murder case at Coyle's Hall, New
ark ai d Washington streets. Hoboken.
Mrs. Dale will not be taken from S„
Mary's Hospital, to testify. Her counsel.
Lawyer Joseph M. Noonan, nas strenu
ously objected to her testimony being tak
en at the inquest, and it is understood
that the request made by the defense Will
be complied witft.
F, S. Billings, the new witness for the
defense, who, it is alleged, occupied an ad
joining room to Mrs. Dale's on the night
the supposed murder occurred in Bush s
Hotel, will be arming the principal wit
nesses. It is said that Billings heard Mr-*
Dale say to Etneiene on the morning the
child was taken ill: "Did you take some of
mamma's medicine, dear?"
Dr. Converse will read the report frotr.
s. SchuHzc and Smith of New York,
who performed Che chemical analysis of
little Emelene’s stomach. Much interest
awaits this report as it will determine tne
exact nature of the poison which caused
the child’s death.
Jersey City Convict Attempts
to Take His Life in State
fSpecial to “The Jersey City News.”!
7HE-VI0N,. Dec. 9, 1901.—Benjamin Hill,
a well known athlete and bicyuie rider
from Jersey City, who is now serving a
term in the State Prison, made an at
tempt to end his life in a fit of despond
tempt to end his iife in a tit off despond
After everything had been made secure
for the night one of the keepers was at -
trotted by groans issuing from Hill’s cell.
An investigation was immediately com
menced. and the. man found entirely cov
ered with blankets and in an unconscious
condition. A short rubber tube extended
from the gas jet under the blanket and
the gas was turned on.full force.'
By prompt Work the man was revived
after some difficulty, and Saturday he did
not appear to suffer greatly from the ef
fects of his expei ience.
This is Hill's second time behind the
bars of the State Prison. His previous
term was two years, for breaking and en
tering. _
John Hopfer Drives His Wife Ont
When Ho Discover* Its Meaning.
John Hopfer, a well-to-do.siik twister,
of West Hoboken, had during his sixty
years of life, often heard and read of the
word •dower.” It was a meaningless law
term and he didn’t bother about it. Now
ii is bothering him. He married a widow
not long ago and when he found that
after his death she was entitled to one
tbiid of the S1.S00 he had deposited in the
bank, all on account of this word
•dower” it suddenly became hideous to
him. He made the discovery just one
year after his wedding on. September 29.
2960. to Mrs. Augusta Louisa Stoll, and
she says he at once-began to scold her.
‘‘You get part of my money? You must
Set out of my house. 1 will not work
for you any more ar.d 1 won’t have my
money divided with you. (
Mrs. Hopfer says she was scolded daily
all on acoount of this word “dower” and
it worried Vwtr so much that she was
obliged to take her furniture out of the
house. No. SIS Highpoint avenue, and go
to live with her daughter, Mrs. Minnie
Blum. She tried to return afterwards to
her husband's house after she thought he
had forgotten all about “dower,” but he
quickly convinced her he hadn't by shut
ting her out.
• She consulted Lawyer John Weller, who
brought a suit for maintenance, which
was partially heard before Vice Chancel
lor Stevenson this morning, in her peti
tion Mrs. Hopfer says she is 57 years old,
and has no property or means of support.
Her husband frequently tried to force
her out of the house by giving her only
dry bread to eat. He has."she says, near
ly 72,000 in the Fourteenth Street Sav
ings-Bank, New York, and he earns large
wages. She has repeatedly asked him to
support her. but he has refused.
Ilopfer’s answer is that his wife left.,
him nil because he upbraided her for her
extravagance. _
Fire box No. 472 was pulled by a citizen
for a Ere Saturday .afternoon that broke
out in the two-story frame building 'No.
96 St’. PaulY avenue, occupied by Henry
Hamilton and owned by Frank McDpn
pngli of Hoboken: The damage was not
The members of Van Honten Post, No.
3. G. A. R.. VvEl Visit El swortb Post of
Vuioti Hill this evening: The veterans
v.M form at favour* and Summit ave
Rise Not Due to a Pool to
Control Warring
Because of the sudden rise In 'North
Jersey Street Railway Company stock
! local speculators are spreading all sorts
■ of rumors as to the cause. That there is*
an act ve market is true since the stock
i has gone up four and one-ha.f points in
| five day4 but the wherefore is hard to
The latest story to account for this is
J that Messrs. E. F. C. Young. T. McCarter,
I David Young. John D. Crimmins. John
j Shanley and other prominent holders of
! the stock have formed a pool and thus
I be able to dominate over alleged warring
“That's Greek to me.” was the laconic
reply of President E. F. C. Young this
morning when asked about it.
j Then another rumor with a Philadelphia
! flavor about it was that the upward
| movement of the North Jersey stock was
due “to t*he crossing of two North Jersey
&torm centres." And a third is that a
decision from the Court of Errors and
Appeals favorable to corporations* in the
franchise tax case i6 about to be rendered,
but that a decision is about to be handed
down dismissing the emit in which it has
been attempted to break the lease of Con
solidated Traction to North Jersey.
■ To all these President Young merely re
; piies that he is unable to say what is
causing the rise unless it be that the
business of the company is increasing.
On the subject of the dividend Mr. Young
“I do not care to say anything at this
time about the rumors of dividend.”
Change in the Presidency of the
Elizabeth Street R. R. Co.
Mr. David Youn, vice president of the
North Jersey Street Railway Company
and president of the North Hudson Coun
ty R. R., has resigned his position as
president and manager of the Elizabeth,
Plainfield and Central Jersey Railway
Company. Mr. Thomas C. Barr was elect
ed ftto succeed him.
Mr. Barr was actively identified with !
local tractions until about the time the
North Jersey leased the Consolidated, and
has an enviable reputation as a manager j
and director of street railway properties. ;
Of late he ha?? been associated with the j
Worcester, Mass.. Street Railway, which !
has only recently changed hands. This, ;
as directors of the Elizabeth anu Plain
field were glad to state, was most for
tunate for them, because it left Mr. Barr
in a position to accept their offer to take
up the Elizabeth and Plainfield, rehabili
tate and operate It.
Printers Wanted Local Corporations
to Patronize Homo Trade.
There was a meeting of the Central La
bor Union of Hudson county yesterday af
lernoon at Jansen's Hall, First and Wash
ington streets, Hoboken. Twenty-four lo
cals were represented. A protest was re
ceived from the printers of Jersey City
over the action of certain local corpora
tions in g.ving their printing to non
union shops outside of the county. The
members of the union say that the work ,
in tnese shops is done by boys and girls. 1
They declared that the action of these ’
corporations was an injustice to- employ- ,
ing printers as well as journeymen prin- ,
A delegate from the Brass Moulders of
Dayton, Ohio, informed the central body :
that the strike in the factory of the Na
tional Cash Register Company in that city |
was still on, notwithstanding reports to j
the contrary. The delegates asked that
ail organized labor in this county help
their co-workers of Dayton, Ohio, by re
questing all merchants to refuse the pro
duct of the National Cash Register Com
It was decided to request Immigration
Commissioner Powderly to use his in
fluence towards preventing the supplying
of non-union tread to the institutions on
Ellis Island. The institutions, it is sad,
are now being supplied by a Jersey City
baker who en ployes non-union men. Sher
iff Huempler wall also be requested to stc
that union bread is supplied to the in
mates ot the County Jail.
A report was received to the effect that
non-union men were being employed on
a new school house in Weehawken. A
commiitee will investigate the matter.
The boycott is still on the New Orleans
Molasses Company, and the coopers have
asked ihat the affiliated unions assist
them in preventing the sale of the com
pany’s product.
At the next meeting of the central boay
officers will be elected for the ensuing
Cornelius Ford of I-Inboken and
Thomas F. Quinn of Jersey City were
mentioi-ed as eligible for any political fa
vors that might be bestowed upon the .
central body by the new city administra- >
tions. »
Mr. James C. Bruce Says M'nis*ers
Are Ashamed to Preach the Doo+r'ne
Quite a large audience listened to Mr.
James C. Bruce’s lecture on “Hell, Purg
atory and Devil, the Doctrine of Eeter
nal Torments and Its Place in the Chris
tian System,” in the Elks’ Lecture Hall,
York and Henderson streets, last night.
The lecturer announced that the object
of the series of lectures was to bring in
touch the people with the doctrines, pro
pounded in the first century. He discuss
ed all the doctrines on eternal punish
ment held by all Christian religious sects.
He said that as a rule ministers are
ashamed of the doctrine of eternal pun
ishment. He quoted Scripture to prove
that many mistakes were apparently
made by the early translators, who mis
took figurative language for fact.
Scheof and hades, he maintained, meant
the grave, and some had mistaken al
lusion of some of Biblical writers con
cerning the fires of Guihenna. which led to
1 the eternal punishment by fire and
brimstone doctrine. He argued and cited
Scripture to prove .that God would nut
condemn to eternal punishment the na
tions and peoples that had never heard
His Word and that all who had judged
as being unrighteous and unfit to enter
heaven would, through His benign plan,
eventually be saved.
Mr Bruce showed himself tjior
I oughiy conversant with the Scriptures.
Tomorrow evening In the Carteret Club
will be held the annual dinner of the
“Pharmacists of New Jersey.” Messrs. F.
W. Lyons. Eugene Hartnett and Frank O.
Cdfe have charge of the arrangements.
Th« A-B-C Corn Starch, one of the very beet
foods tor children or puddings, etc., wholesale
at £>. E. Cleary Co.’s stores. Montgomery j
and Greene streets, Jersey City. j J
Pretty Girl Takes Laudanum
in Hoboken and Mysti
fies the Police.
Mrs. Annie Davenport, a- pretty young
woman, who said she was eighteen years
of age, was dialed before Recorder Stan
ton m the Hoboken police court this
morning charged with taking an overdose
of laudanum, presumably with the inten
tion of committing suicide. She declared
that she took the drug to cure a tooth
ache. The police, however, believe that .it
was a deliberate attempt at suicide.
Mrs. Davenport was attired in a long
light colored raglan coat with a mourning
band on the left arm and wore a stylish
black hat. Shortly before 10 o'clock Sat
urday night Policeman Condon noticed
her walking up and dowtr Hudson street.
She didn't appear to know' exactly where
she was going and Condon decided to
watch her. A little while later she went
into a hallway and fell upon the floor.
Policeman Condon went Th after her and
found that she was in a semi-conscious
condition. In her right hand was a bottle
half filied with laudanum. The drugeis. s
label oh the bottle had been carefully
scratched off.
An ambulance was hastily* summoned
and the young woman was removed to
St. Mary’s Hospital. The doctors at the
hospital immediately set to work reviving
her and an hour later she was pronounc
ed out of danger.
When'asked why she had taken the poi
ron Mrs. Davenport replied that she had
taken it to cure a toothache.
“Don’t you know that such a large
quantity of laudanum in dangerous?"
asked one of the physicians.
“Yes,” responded the woman, smiling,
“but I thought it was the best way.”
Mrs. Davenport at first made every ef
fort to conceal her identity. She gave
several fictitious names and addresses.
When she finally gave her right name she
requested that the facts be kept from
everybody except her husband. She said
that she lived at No. 85 Christopher
street. New York. Morris Davenport, her
husband, told Recorder Stanton this
morning that he could assign no reason
for his wTife attempting her life. He
said he did not believe that she intended
to commit suicide. Mrs. Davenport w'as
released and went home with her hus
Stone Thrown By Boy Will
Probably Blind Little Irene
Irene McLaughlin, seven years old,
.whose parents reside at No. G7 Jefferson
street, Hoboken, is confined in Christ
Hospital the victim of a stone-throwing
boy. Little Irene’s left eye is totally -de
stroyed and her others eye is sn badly in
jured that the doctors at the hospitaj
fear that she will lose it also.
The child’s sad plight was brought
about yesterday afternoon while she was
playing in the street near ‘her home. In
the same block was playing Frank
Perano, an eight-year-old boy, of No. 501
First street. Young Perano w'ae amusing
himself throwing stones at the other
children. One of the missiles struck little
Irene in the face. She screamed and
when her mother ran out to see wThat
was the matter the child’s face was cov
ered with blood.
Perano was placed under arrest. Re
corder Stanton released him under bail
this morning to await the action of the
Grand Jury.
They Will Bixeass Their Affairs
Behind Closed Boors.
The September term Grand Jury, the
termination of the official existence of
which body by Judge Blair last week has
given rise to a spirited controversy in the
press of the country as to the court's
rights in the premises, will hold its cus
tomary dinner tonight at tile Duke's
House in Hoboken.
It is understood that representatives of
the press will not be invited tc the func
tion, and there is but little doubt that the
action of the Court in summarily dismiss
ing the body without even ihe usual
thanks will be discussed during the after
dinner speeches. The newspaper men will
be given.carefully edited copies of this in
teresting talk afterwards.
The guests invited by the Grand Jury
as a body are:—Sheriff Ruempier, Prose
cutor Erwin, Assistant Prosecutor Vick
ers. City Collector Robert Davis, Colonel
S. D. Dickinson, Under sheriff Heavey and
Grand Jury Clerk Clark. It is not believ
ed that Mr. Davis or Colonel Dickinson
will attend, and it is probable that the
Prosecutor’s office will only be represent
ed by Mr. Vickers. Each member of the
Grand Jury has the privilege of inviting
one guest and can invite another in pay
ing $o for the privilege. It is expected that
about 100 will sit down to the banquet.
Thought He Had Killed All the
People 5b *he World.
Henry Schuchner, forty-one years old.
of 'No. 18% 'Mercer street, was arrested
yesierday on complaint of his 'brother,
Frank. He was insane from brooding
over an hallucination that he suffered
with an incurable disease. So serious did
hie condition become that yesterday he
imagined that he had killed everyone in
the world except his own family and he
decided “to finish the job.” While he was
eating he said he would begin on his
■brother and started at Frank with a
knife. The man was overcome and ar
He was arraigned before Police Justice
Hoos in the First Criminal Court this
morning and held for examination.
Philip Gardener, who is known to the
police of many cities as "Notorious Phil,”
was sentenced to sixty days in the
County Penitentiary by Recorder Stanton
of Hoboken, this morning. He was caught
by Policeman Ryan while in the act of
stealing an overcoat valued at $5 from a
derrick at work-on one of the new piers
of the North German Lionel Steamship
*■/ ' ' >.-■ .
Well Known Lodge Mem
ber Iuhaled Illuminating
Gas Yesterday.
Frank F. Ceghlll, a plate engraver of
this city, committed suicide early yester
day morning at his home, No. 22? Summit
avenue, by Inhaling illuminating gas.
'Despondency waa given as the cause of
the rash act.
Mr.". Coghill went to call her husband
, yes.erday morning and detected an odor
i of gas-in the hall. She received no re
I sponse to her knocks on the bedroom door
! and summoned assistance. The door was
! broken in. Coghill was found lying on
the bed with a small rubber tube held
lightly between his teeth. The tube was
fastened to a gas jet on the wall. The
! suicide had been dead several hours.
There is no doubt that be had planned
his dearh for he took every precaution
to prevent being disturbed. He secured
his bedroom door on going to bed Satur
! day night, something he had -never done
About a week ago he said to two of his
acquaintances that they shouldn't be sur
prised if some day soon -he “flew the
"What do you mean?” he was asked.
He rambled on about ending his troubles
' and spoke of a will and money entrusted
to his care, an arrest and su'baequqent vin
dication of charges. His friends laughed
at him and jokingly advised him to go to
bed and take a long rest.
“Yes, I'll do that,” he said, gloomily,
“and it will be a long rest.”
Coghill was well known throughout this
city. He was prominent in lodge circles,
being a member of four lodges, Eias, Oud
ellows, Knights of Pythias and Order of
American Workmen. He was preparing
all arrangements for the anniversary ser
vices Wednesday night of the local ordir
i of Knights of Pythias. The lodge met
yesterday and decided to defer the cere
monies. Just a week ago he played the
organ when the local lodge of Elks held
memorial services. No arrangements hav
yet been made for the ffuneral.
Coghill was a musician of .no mean or
der. He was an admirable accompanist
and in great demand at social gatherings.
As a “player by ear” he had not his equal
in this city. Once give him tne melody
and an accompanist and a good one came
bodeIs^out $500
His Lunchman Went to the
Bank and Did Not
Come Back.
Henry Mahr, thirty-five years old of
No. 7S*£ Morris street, who was employed
by E. A. Bode, a saloonkeeper, of No. Gl
Montgomery street, as lunchman. this
morning absconded with $500 of his em
ployer’s money, so the 1 art ter has reported
to the police. Detective .Alexander Gal
lagher, of Police Headquarters, was as
signed to the case and he is now on
Mahr’s tracks.
Mahr has been a trusted employe for a
long time. He regularly went to the Hud
son County National Bank and made de
posits for Mr. Bode. This morning, short
ly after 11 o’clock, Mahr took $500 from
the store to go to the bank. He started
for the bank, ar.d after he was gone for
nearly an hour Mr. Bode became alarmed.
He went to the bank, and was surprised
to learn that his lunchman had not been
there. He did learn, however, that Mah»*
Had gone to his boarding house, changed
his clothes and went our hurriedly. Then
Mr. Bode notified the police and t*ey are
now on the case.
A reporter v. ent to Mr. Bode’s place of
business this morning, end after learning
the details through general conversation
In the'store asked Mr. Bode for the par
ticulars. He denied that he had been i
robbed, but Chief Murphy confirmed the
story at Police Headquarters.
Disastrous Ending of a Drive on
the Boulevard.
, John Hesey of No. 70614 Jersey avenue
Vnd James Kearns of Sixth street, while
out driving on the Boulevard Saturday
evening in a runabout ran into a telegraph
pole near Stevens avenue, Greenville, and
were tossed into the road. Kearns sus
tained a slight scalp wound while Hesey
escaped uninjured. 1
Both were stunned bv the accident.
When they recovered the rig and horse
were gone. The runaway was caught la
ter at Old Bergen road and Cator avenue
by Otto Schlichting of No. 17 Bong stfeet.
William Brattan, forty-two years old,
of No. 121 Pavonia avenue, attempted to
commit suicide Saturday night by jump
ing in the North River from Dock No. 5,
of the Erie Railroad Company. He was
rescued by John Clifford, an employe of
the railroad company. He was locked up
as a disorderly person. When arraigned
before Police Justice Hnos this morning,
he said he was drunk and that he tripped
and fell overboard. He was discharged
from custody.
The Italian Republican Club of Hudson
county at a meeting held at Schuetzcn
Hall. No. 31(1 Third street, on Saturday
elected the following officers for the ensu
ing year:—Henry Amoroso, president;
John Tito, vice-president; William R. Pal
mer. corresponding secretary; Nicola
Marotta, financial secretary: Antonio
Gentile, treasurer: Cono Amabile, Antonio
Delia, Nicola Introoaso. Dona;o Simon? -
U, Enrico P.erilncfiua. color bearers: Fiore
di Paolo. Leonardo Barone, Arsenio Gen
tile, Alex. Intrlcaso, trustees.
At 8:15 o’clock Saturday evening. J. J.
McCann, twenty-six years old, of No. 20R
Erie street, employed as a brakeman on
the Pennsylvania Railroad, tphile drilling
cars at the font of Fifth street, fell off
of Engine-No. 112. In charge of Engineer
Eugene Titus, and had both lii> legs qjit
off - below the knees. He was taken to
St. Francis Hospital.
Twelve-year-old John Stevans, of No. 59
Court House place, while playing on the
bridge over the Pennsylvania Railroad, at
Summit avenue, Saturday afternoon, fell
over into the cut below. He was badly
cut and bruised about the face, head and
body. He wae taken home by hfe father
before a city ambulance arrived. j
Consulting Physician’s
Guarded Statement Con
cerning Senator
At Camden the General Had
to Be Carried From His
Car to Carriage.
fSpecial to “The Jersey City News.”!
CAMDEN, Dec. 9, 1901.—United States
General .{Bewell returned to his home in
#' vifiuen Saturday afternoon. His appear
ance was a keen disappointment to those
of his friends who had been trying to per
suade themselves that his condition was
not alarming.
It is admitted by those closest to the
distinguished invaiid that his health has
not been improved by his stay at the
Southern Highlands resort, and that h's
present condition gives rise to the most
serious aprehensions. In fact, the pros
pects are that he will never occupy his
seat* in the Senate chamber again, and
may never even leave his home.
Those who saw General Sewell on n's
arrival Saturday were shocked to see the
change wrought by the distressing illness
which has been sapping his vitality for a
year or rrfore. He has grown so thin that
he is a mere shadow of his former robust
self, and so feeble that he cannot walk
without support.
Senator Sewell's family decided on his
return home because he had suffered a
relapse early in the week, and although
he had quickly rallied, it was deemed ad
visable, especially as the holidays were
near, to have him among the familiar and
comfortable surroundings in hin own
home, ’ rather than in a hotel in a far
away State. The change, it was hoped, :
would prove beneficial.
The invalid was brought North in a
special Pullman car, attached to the
Southern Express, which was three hours
late, and did not arrive at Broad street
station. Philadelphia, until 1.15 P- M. Be
sides Senator Sewell, the car contained
Mrs. Sewell, their two sons. Major Will- !
iam Joyce Sewell, Jr., of his father's staff,
and Captain Robert Sewell, TJ. S. A., now
-stationed at Philadelphia. The General’s
colored body servant, Ambrose, attended j
him. v
At the 'Broad street Ptation tne.ie was*
a stop of only a few minutes while the
•special car was detached from the train
and an engine in waiting coupled on and
took it across the Delaware River bridge
to the New Jersey side and thence via
Haddonfield to Camden. The car arrived
on the Third Regiment Armory siding at
Haddon avenue, this city, at 2:11 P. M.
In waiting were Mrs. Charles L. Bone,
daughter of Senator Sewell, her husband
and the Senator's private secretary, H.
J. Rumrille. The invalid was warmly
wrapped, for the air was very cold, and,
assisted by his servant and the Pullman
por:er, he reached the ear steps. There
the porter, an athletic colored man, picked
ti.e General up in his arms and carried l
him across" the pavement to a closed car- j
riage in waiting. Mrs. Sewell, Mrs. Borie
and her husband got in, and the invalid
sank back with a sigh of satisfaction as
the word “home” wae given the coach
man. The other members of the party
followed in another carriage.
On arrival at the 'Sewell mansion on
Cooper street, above Sixth, the General
bravely made an attempt to walk from
the carriage to the door, but tottered
and would have fallen but for assistance.
Me was attended later by the family
It tvas reported last evening that Gen
eral Sewell was resting quietly after the
long and fatiguing journey; that his
family were pleased that there seemed
to be no ill effects from the trip and
were hopeful that he would gain strength
now that he was comfortably fixed again
in his own home. There are no indica
tions of any immediate change for the
While the doctors are not disposed to
talk about the case, and several denials
that Genera] Sewell - is suffering from
Bright's disease have been made, it is
known that there are serious stomach
complications, as well as kidney trouble.
His weakness is most distressing. It is
admitted that he a very sick man, but
his ease is not considered hopeless. His
mind is as clear and his will power as
strong as ever, and he believes he will
yet conquer the disease with which he is
engaged in a life and death struggle.
Dr. H. Genet Taylor, Senator Sewell's
family physician, with Dr. A'anRoueke
and Drs. Griffth and Tyson, of Philadel
phia, held a long consultation at midnight
Saturday, after which they made the
statement that Senator Sewell’s condition
was critical.
The people of Hoboken are anxiously
awaiting the annual ball of the Michael
J. Coyle Association, which will take
place at Odd Fellows Hall, In that city,
next Thursday night. The ball has
always been one of the largest social
events in Hoboken. Elaborate arrange
ments have been made .for ^t-be ball this
Many politicians throughout the County,
including Collector Robert Davis, have
promised to attend.
Michael Stepho'wsky, twenty years old,
of So. 118 Avenue A, Bayonne, was In such
a hurry to get aboard a Pennsylvania
Railroad Feifyboat yesterday afternoon,
that he ran and jumped for when it was
about forty feet from the pier. Of
course, he fell overboard and swam until
he was assisted by some deckhands. He
was taken to an engine room *bere he
was dried out and then went home.
An Old and Well Tried Remedy.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for chil
dren teething should always be used for
children while teething. It softens the
gums, allays the pain, cures wind collo
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Last Batch of His Reform
Grand Jury Indictments
The last of the political indictments
found by Sheriff McLean’s Grand Jury of
the September, 1899, term were disposed of
by Judge Blair in the Court of Quarter
Sessions this morning, on motion of As
sistant Prosecutor Vickers.
It will be remembered that included in
the batch of indictments handed into
Court by that reform body on the last
day-7 of its official existence were bills
against the Board of Freeholders, charg
ing malfeasance in office; against Mayor
Fagan, many members of the Common
Council of Hoboken, City Treasurer Jas.
Smith, the Police Commissioners of Ho
boken, Chiei Donovan, Police Captain
Hayes and Manager Henry P. Soulier.
Not a single one of the cases were ever
brought to trial, and the whole alleged
sensational incident ended to day in a
most ignominious fizzle.
The perjury indictment against City
Treasurer Smith was argued on demurrer
by Judge Abel I. Smith several months
ago, and Judge Blair’s decision this
morning sustained the demurrer. Judge
Smith’s contention at the time was that
the indictment was defective in that it
did not set forth with legal certainty an
indictable offense. The case against Mr.
Smith was based on his testimony before
the Grand Jury to the effect that he
owned no stock in a weekly paper pub
lished in Hoboken.
The decision of the Court the other day
that there was no law’ against Sunday
theatrieals„carried with it the upsetting of
the indictments against Mayor Fagan,
the Police CommmTssioners, Chief Dono
van and Captain Hayes and Judge Blair
promptly allowed the nolle prosse ask^-d
in these cases by the Assistant Prose
Expected That It Will Be a targe
Affair-Many Valnahle Prize3.
It is expected that Wednesday night's
euchre to be held under the auspices of
the Children of Mary of St. Joseph’s R. C.
Church, at Pavonia Hall, will be one of
the most largely attended affairs of its
kind ever held on the Heights. The ar
rangements are in the hands of 'Mr. John
F. O’Neill, who will appoint a committee"
to asiset him.
Over one hundred prizes have already
been contributed and it is expected that
more than two hundred tables will he in
use. Some of the contributors are:—Rev.
Monsignor Seton, D. D., gold watch; Mrs.
Thomas Meaney, silver water pitcher;
Sister Madison, sofa cushion; James Mc
Donald, order for $5 hat; Mrs. T. Lynch,
New York, silver pitcher: Miss Mary Wil
lis. candelabra; Sisters of Charity, two
hand painted scarfs; Mrs. McNally, silver
molasses pitcher: Mrs. Kelleher, ice
cream set; 'Miss Mary Willis, gentleman’s
other prizes are—Two brass frame mir
rors, iady’s umbrella, three opera shawls,
picture, handkerchief case, set of nut
crackers and picks, three rocking chairs,
three tables, two hat racks, bamboo
chair, fancy chair, order for box at Bijou
Theatre, silver frame mirror, two sofa
pillows, five fancy china dishes, two toilet
cushions, pair bicycle pants, silver letter
holder, feather fan. fancy clock, fancy
lamp, order for a pair of trousers, two
gilt chairs and a number of fancy ar
ticles. __
St. Joseph’* People Prepare to Honor
Their Psstor When He Leaves.
The members of St. Joseph's parish on
the Heights are collecting a testimonial
lor the Rt! Rev. iMonsignor Robert Seton.
D. D., who is to resign the rectorship of
i..at church on the first of the year, A
meeting of the members was held last
evening In Pavonia Hail. Chairman John
J. Cone presided. William Browning is
secretary and the Bev. Francis A. Foye
Up to last nignt $1,000 had been sub-,
ecrihed. There were many contributions
to the fund last .veiling. Surrogate
James J. Lillis gave $100 and Freeholder
Kelly $2o. The sum amounted to nearly
$2,000 last evening. A further collection
will he made throughout the parish. At
least $:t,000 is expected to lie presented to
the retiring pastor a few days before he
leaves these shores for Home. In Rome
he will pass the rest of his days in study.
fSpecial to ■‘The Jersey City News."l
TRENTON. Dec. 9, 1901.—Another ef
fort is being made to suitably designate
the scene of the Battle of Princeton in
the Revolutionary War. Congressman
John J. Gardiner has been approached on
the subject, and it is understood that he
will present a bill in Congress for the
apportionment of csi.pOO with ’which to
purchase a monument.
tf Congress ag.i . i to debate the sum
asked for the Princeton Monument Asso
ciation will also contribute a similar
amount fur the purpose. An apportion
ment of $15,009 by the New Jersey Legis
lature is also looked for.
Democratic Executive Body
Organized for Victory
Next Fall.
The new Democratic County Committee
organized Friday night by electing offi
cers and Executive Committee and ap
pointing other committees. There are I
vpry few changes in the personnel of the
officers and the Executive Committee.
Ex-Alderman A. M. Henry was elected
treasurer, to succeed John J. O’Reilly,
who sajd the proper performance of du
ties of that office interfered with the per
formance of his private business. The
officers elected are John A. Erickson,
president; Louis Sacks, of Hoboken, vice
president; John Thompson, of Bayonne,
second vice president; J. C. McGovern,
There are only several changes in the
Executive Committee. Edward Rice suc
ceeds Bernard P. Walsh as Harrison's
representative, gnd Charles Singer suc
ceeds Adam, Schaefer as Union Hill rep
resentative. John J. McMahon was ap
pointed to represent North Bergen.
The members re-elected are:—
Jersey City—First Ward. A. J. , Cle
ments: Second Ward, John Kenny:
Fourth Ward, C. P. Smith; Fifth Ward.
Charles Maxwell; Sixth Ward, Dominick
Mahon; Seventh Ward. Michael I. F.^gan.
chairman of the committee: (Eighth
Ward, Thomas M. G. Lennon; Ninth
Ward, Daniel Y. Lewis; Tenth Ward,
James J. Kelly; Eleventh Ward. James J.
Larkins: Twelfth Ward, James S. Nolan.
Hoboken—M. J. Covle. Jo^rt Hoe^'^y,
Maurice J. Stack and Anthony Capelli.
Bayonne—Thomas B. Mettani and
Daniel J. Murray.
Kearny—J. B. Crowell.
West Hoboken—Michael Kohl
Guttenberg—John Zeller.
Secaucus—Louis Kiessew’etter.
Reports showed that the committee is
in good financial condition and that there
is a good balance in the treasury.
The Total Mileage of Macadam
.Highways Is 109,376.
[Special to “The Jersey City News.”!
TRENTON, Dec. 9. 1901.—The annual
report of Road Commissioner Budd shows
that the total mileage of the New Jersey
macadam roads of the State is 109,376,
and the cost to the State was $149,850, a
total when local aid ie considered, of
$449, 550. Roads now in bourse of con
struction reach a mileage of 25.23, and
will cost $133,621. Plan^ are now on foot
for new roads that will' cost $472,700. The
amount received by each of the counties
during the past year was a6 follows:—
Atlantic. 7.03 miles, cost $11,05*1.17. I
State’s share. $3,434.07; Burlington, 17.36
miles, cost $42,616.73, State’s share. $14.
005.91; Camden. 4.48 mile?*, cost $27,853.71,
States share>-$9,284.57; Cape (May. 6 miles,
cost $19,195.68, State’s* share, $5,973.48; 16.<
sex, 9.36 miles, cost $70,668.89, State’s share
$23,559.63; GlouceiJter, 17.44 miles, cost, $42,
525.66, State’s share, $14,175.22; Middlesex,
6.12 miles*, cost $43,587.36, State’s share.
$14,529.12; Monmouth, 6.67 miles, cost
$26,059*65, State’s share, $8,686.55; Morris,
4.30 miles, cost $20,590.11, State’s share,
$6*863.37; Passaic, 3.98 miles, cost $16,870.14,
State’s share. $5,623.38; Somerset. 7.93
m^es, cost $29,121.38, State's share, $9,063.20;
Sussex, 6.89 mile^, cost $5,571.IS. State’s
share. $1,733.87; Warren. 7.43 miles, cost j
$31,499.01. Slate’s- share. $30,499.67.
Essex county got the- largest share,
with Mercer a close second, while Sussex
got the least. Only two-thirds of the
counties of the State took advantage of
the appropriation. Those not building
any macadam roads, unless within mu
nicipalities, were Bergen, Union. Hunt
erdon, Ocean, Salem and Cumberland.
Evidence That the Saloon Keepers
Sell Liquor on Snnl-»y.
fSpecial to ‘‘The Jersey City News."!
men. supposed to be Law , and Order
League agents made a tour of me city to
day. and it is said secured evidence
against a number of saloon aeepers for
selling liquor on Sunday.
The information gathered will be pre- ,
seined to the next Grand Jury.
Mrs. Agnes Brown, of No. 151 Wayne ’
street, walked into the Gregory street po- •;
lice station house last night and told u e
sergeant that her husband had kicked her
under the chin. She was bleeding from
the mouth «nrt was sent to the City u >s
pital, where she is still. Brown was ar
rested and held for examination.
The employee ot the Woadhoupe & Co.
will hold their annual reception at Colum
bia Hall. Ocean and Cator avenues. Green
ville this evening. Many tickers have
been sold (or the event and a large a*
tendance In expected.
! As a preventive its well as curative medicine.
IIcell's Sarsaparilla Is pre-eminegt-Its great
! merit ia fully established. I
Two Sections Will Meet in This
City Next Friday—The
A Teachers' Institute for Hudson county
will be held in this city next Friday. De
cember 13. The High School and Gram
mar section will hold forth at School
Xo. 9, Wayne and Brunswick streets and
the Primary and Kindergarten sect on at
School Xo. 1. in York street, near Wash
ington street. Among those who will be
in attendance will be;—M. H. Kinsley,
Superintendent Hudson County; Henry
Snyder, Superintendent, Jersey City; A.
... Demare.pt. Superintendent, Hoboken;
J. H. ChriPtie, Superintendent. Bayonne;
Otto Oriel. Superintendent, Town of
Union; Robert Waters, Superintendent.
West Hoboken; Otto Crouse, State Board
of Education; William D. Forbes, State
Boafd of Education; Ulamor Ali n. State
-Board of Education; Edward Rusa* Stajte
Board of Education. ^
Instructors—X. C. Schaeffer. Harri-»
burg. Pa.; W. H. Mace, Syracuse Uni
versity, X. Y.; Louise Klein Miller. Briar
eliffi Manor, X. Y.; Earl Barnes. Phila
delphia, Pa.
The programmes for both sections will
be as follows:—Grammar and, High School
section—Morning session—9:45 opening
exercise.5*, prayer. Rev. Dr. Benjamin
Otto, address of welcome, John J. Mul
vaney: 10:15, “Grades of Thinking and
Thinking in the Grades,” X. C. Sea.: ^er;
11, vocal solo (selected). Miss Grace Judge;
L:15. “A Stream—Its Influence in Earth
Sculpturing,” Louise Klein 'Miller.
Afternoon Session—2:00, “The Political
Ideas of Children.” Earl Barnep; 2:4f>. re
port of Teachers’ Retirement Fund; 3:00,
“How to Study and Teach History,” W.
H. Mace.
Kindergarten and Primary Section
Morning session. 9:45. opening exercises,
prayer. Rev. A. K. Boyd, address of wel
come, W. D. Forbes*; 10:15, “Nature and
Child Life,” Louise Klein Miller; 11:00,
vocal polo (selected). Miss Mary C. Currie;
11:15. “The Physical Child,” Earl BarneP.
Afternoon Session—2:00, “How to Study
and Teach History,” W. H. Mace: 2:45,
Report of Teachers’ Retirement Fund;
3:00, “Thinking in Things and in Sym
bols*.” N. O. Schaeffer.
Large Number of the Animals Cause
Coneral Wonder.
[Special to “The Jersey City News.”!
WOODBURY, Dec. 9. 1901.—The largo
number of English hares that has been
killed in this section has caused wonder
mi the part of the sportsmen as to their
origin. These hares weigh from five to
eight pounds dreeeed, and every one Is a
inis county contains several breeder*
who sell the animals principally lor Pets.
They have been killed in all parts of tlio
county, but are probably thickest around
Woodbury Township, or were at the be
ginning of the season.
NEW YORK. Dec. 9, 1901.—Forecast for
the thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M,
Tuesday—Fair tonight and probably to
morrow; brisk west winds.
Hartnett's Thermomatrioal Report
Dec. S. Deg.
3 P. M.3S
« P. M.38
ft P. M.37
12 midnight.37|
Dec. 9. Desr.
6 A. AT. 43
9 A. A1.43
12 noon. .
pleasure in announcing that Ely's Liquid
Cream Balm is like the solid preparation
of that admirable remedy in that it
cleanses and heals membranes affected
by nasal catarrh. There is no drying or
sneezing. The Liquid Cream Batm is
adapted to use by patients who have
trouble in inhaling through the nose and
prefer spraying. The price, including
spraying tube, is 75 rents. Sold by drug
gists or mailed by Ely Brothers, 56 War*
ren street, New York.
McKAIQ—On Sunday. December S, Thomas
F. McKaig. ns his thirty- 'tenth year.
Relatives and friends of tip- farn.iy acd
rm*mbt:» of Alpine Pound:! No. t.HS.
Royal Arcanum, and of Bocal * nion No.
$7. Amalgamated Woodwork* rs’ I'nlon or
America, arc respectfully invited l«> attend

45 Pour* 1 louse place, on We*, u next,
at it A. M : thence to S:. Josephs R- C.
Church, whore a solemn mass *.t ruquie u
will be offered for the repose of hfs soul.
Interment at lioly Name Catholic Ceme
tery. West Side avenue.
FROVT.—On Saturday. December 7. John
Pi out. age 52 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to at
tend his funeral from bis late residence,
No. 264 Old Bergen Road, on Tuesday,
December It), at 9 A. M.: thence to
Paul's R. C. Church, where a solemn high
mas's *of requiem will be offered for til*
happy repose of his *o»»*

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