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LAST EDITION. . ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. : vol. xiii—no."3863 ~ ^ . -. V ^ ■■ ' ~ ^CE -9^ 'CB3&5 . H OH WHAT ASNUBI Judge Collins Totally Ignores the “Jour nal’s” Grand Jury Crusade in His Charge. NO POLITICS FROM THE BENCH Hardly an Allusion to the Sullivan or Clossey Gambling Cases. JURORS’ RIGHTS AND DUTIES Big Power for the Prosecu tor, Citizens’ Power of Complaining Denied. COURT CANNOT DICTATE Obligation of Secrecy Ex tends to Witnesses— New York’s Poolroom Overflow. That Justice Collins cannot be induced to "play politics" for the benefit of his party was evidenced by his fair and straightforward address to 'the members of the new Grand Jury at the opening of the December term of court this morn ing. In view of the agitation started by the local Republican organ because of the decision of the last three Grand Juries that there was not sufficient evidence in the Gene Sullivan gambling case on which to base an indictment it was thought by some people that the Court would dwell on that subject at length. Instead, that case as well as the fraud cry in connection with the recent elec tion in Hoboken are passed by with mere reference. The charge is a com plete disappointment to those politicians who hoped to make capital for next fall's election out of their sensational ground less charges. The charge In the main deals with the duties of Grand Jurors and their rela tions to the Prosecutor. The Court says decidedly that the body is not obliged to accept the legal advice of the Prosecutor. Leakages of the proceedings of the Grand Jury are referred to and the Court puts a complete quietus to the stand taken by a Jersey City paper in defend ing the action of a witness before the last Grand Jury who had given for pub lication his testimony as given in the Grand Jury room. The charge in full is as follows:— Gentlemen of the Grand Jury—Not many matters require special presentation to you at this time. There are IS persons in jail awaiting your action, which, as to them, should be as prompt as the circumstances will permit. There are some complaints pending which involve homicide, but the investigation of the Prosecutor of the Pleas as to those cases is still in progress, and any particular reference to them by the Court which may be found to be necessary will be made later. Complaints have been made of violation of the election law, that will be laid be fore you in due course. In many cases the facts indicate negligence, or ignorance, rather than criminal intent. In Jersey City there is very little cauee for criti cism in the conduct of the election boards, but in the cities of Bayonne and Hoboken there is a laxity in meeting the require ments of the law, particularly as to registration, that is reprehensible. The Prosecutor has in progress an investiga tion that will develop whether or not there have been indictable offenses. There are several Individual casep of alleged violation of that law in other respects, and evidence will be offered before you which if it comes up to tile information received by the Prosecutor should result in indictments. There are no offenses against popular government more heinous than those attaining the purity of elec tions, for they strike at its very* root. The other matters that have come regu larly to the court by the action of com mitting magistrates are such as are com mon at every term, arid within the range of experience of those of you who have heretofore served on Grand Juries. The matters of fact. Pavor.ia Brand of Pine Early June Canned Peas, for sale at nearly all good grocery stores, and wholesale at the Dr E. Cleary Co.’» stores. Court will be glad at any time to special ly instruct you in any case of doubt or difficulty that may arise. I have just observed in a New York newspaper that the pool rooms in New York were closed and that the operators are talking of migrating to Hudson County.. If there is anything in such a rumor the court relies on your vigilance and that of the prosecutor to see that it is not done, and if done, is promptly pun ished. There are some pending charges of gambling resulting in making the places where conducted disorderly under the law. If you find that the ostensible pro prietorship of such a place is in a cor poration, that fact Joes not avoid the re sponsibility of the natural persons who participate in the illegal practices. The> should be included in any indictment warranted by the facts or in one sup plemented to any already found. It may not be amiss to speak briefly upon the general scope of your function end dudes, for to soifte of you they may be new. Your official oath is your besL guide for the faithful performance of duty. It is of very ancient^ongin, anu has been approved by unvarying use for generations. A copy will be furnished you Ly your clerk. You are a branch of the court, and without your action the court is powerless to punish crime. Your spec ial fui etion as secured by the constitution is to make a preliminary examination to the end that before a citizen shall be puc in jeopardy on a criminal charge of prima facie case shall be presented against him; but when such a case is presented it is not a matter of oiscretion but a plain du ty that an indictment shall be found. A grand jury, as much as a trial jury is bound to accept the declaration of the Court as to what is the law. Your de liberations extend only to matters of fact. The legal sufficiency of evidence is, of course, a matter of law. On that subject you are entitled to the opinion of the prosecutor, who in turn is entitled to at tend your sessions whenever evidence is taken, though not to be present at your deliberations except with your assent. You are justified in accepting, but not bound to accept, the opinion of the Prosecutor on legal questions, and the Court will always be glad to instruct you on such questions if occasion shall arise, and we earne stly impress upon you that if the Prosecutor lays before you evidence which In his opinion Is legally sufficient to warrant an indictment you ought not to ignore a bill without first, through your foreman, seeking advice of the Court. A little reflection should convince any one that such is the only proper course to pursue. The people have com mitted to their duly appointed Judges the declaring of the law. If an indictment is found through our erroneous view of the law the error may be corrected; if an in dictment fails through a Grand Jury’s misconception of the law there is no way to correct such an error. Grand Jurors have no right to take outside advice upon legal matters pending before them, for to no one but the Court have they the right to impart any information concern ing such matters. By saying that the Court is to judge of the legal sufficiency of evidence we do j not mean to say that the Grand Jury may not consider whether or not testi j mony is credible, but it should be re membered that the investigation com mitted to you is not in any sense a trial, and it well may, be that many cases that, as presented, amply warrant an indict ment, may fail of conviction. Your In quiry is simpl ywhether the facts proved under the law which, at your request, will be declared to you by the Court, warrant the putting of an accused person on his defense. We further impress upon you the neces sity of absolute secrecy as to what occurs in the Grand Jury room. Even without your oath that would be your obligation. Your sworn promise solemnly registers that obligation. 'By such secrecy your freedom of action is assured and a pos sible failure of justiae is prevented. To approach a Grand Juror with a view to induce him to violate this obligation is a contempt of court, and we will! be glad to have any such impropriety Drougnc iu our attention. The same obligation of secrecy rests upon the Prosecutor and your clerk, and even on witnesses, who though not sworn to secrecy have never theless no right to divulge what they may learn in the Grand Jury room. For a witness to state the substance of hie j own testimony even is not permissible j until a public presentment of the matter ! on which he testifies or the final discharge of the Grand Jury. While you official service continues you are entitled to protection against per suasion or intimidation. Public interests require that a Grand Jury should be kept free from outside interference or voluntary advice public or private. It is as improper to attempt t oinfluence or prevent an indictment as to atttempt to influence a verdict; to impugn the motives of a Grand Jury investigating a charge as those of a traverse jury engaged in its trial. The action or inaction of a Grand Jury like that of other public offi cials Is open to fair comment upon legitimate Information, but only after its labors are concluded. Should this salu tary rule be violated and you will bring the matter to the attention of the Court. we will be very glad to take proper action, for such violations will be a contempt of court. A' few words as to your orderly course of procedure. You should take up the V- .v 1 -V ' ; ^ ‘ consideration of such matters as are com mitted to you by the Court, generally or specially at any time during your ser vice, and such matters as are laid be fore you by the Prosecutor, who is the representative of the State, and who holds an oiTice that is semi-judicial in charac ter. The time and manner of presenting business before you should be left to him, for the great mass of criminal business which necessarily comes before the Court in a county so large as this must be sys tematized. Whatever the Prosecutor feels it his duty to lay before you by due production of witnesses it is your duty to hear without inquiring whether a pre vious Grand Jury has or has not consid ered the same matter. A Grand Juror should not permit any private person to suggest an inquiry into an alleged offense, but should refer any one who atempts to make such or sugges tion to the Prosecutor. If a Grand Juror has knowledge of facts that he deems proper to be the subject of inquiry he may state them fo the Prosecutor, or to his^assembled colleagues.'1-- If the Prosecu tor, when requested by the Grand Jury, does not see it to be his duty to institute the inquiry and issue process for wit nesses you may, through your foreman lay the matter before the Court. In early times witnesses who were to testify before the Grand Jury were sworn in open court, but the modern practice is for the court to authorize the issue of process for the witnesses returnable be fore the Grand Jury itself. The Prose cutor, as attorney of the Court’s process but no other reasons has such authority. We have said that the Grand Jury is a branch of the Court. Normally it should be in session whenever the court is in session until its labors are concluded. But in a large county like this that is impracticable. We do not wish to put undue burdens upon busy men who are called upon to discharge public service, and we will be satisfied if you hold week ly sessions as has been the general prac tice. We are not satisfied, however, with the practice of assembling in the middle of the afternoon, and then sitting until late at night. We will for the present fix your attendance for Fridays of each week, at ten o’clock in the fore noon. If you meet promptly, and take a short recess in the middle of the day, and use proper diligence you can prob ably keep pace with the business the Prosecutor will lay before you. You may of course meet oftener if you so desire. But until further action the Court will require your attendance on each Friday at ten o’clock in the forenoon. You should dispatch business as expeditiously as possible, and when nothing remains unfinished you will please apply for your discharge. The custom of a Grand Jury continuing its term of service by ad journment when there is no business in contemplation, is not approved by the Court. New cases arising can well await the ensuing term. We have been Informed by some of your number their attendance at this term is at considerable Inconvenience, and that they had hoped to be excused. It is not desirable to permanently ex cuse them, and the Court indulges the hope that this inconvenience will lead to promptness and expedition in your work. Should it at any time seem to the foreman that a good reason exists for excusing any juror from any particular session that privilege will be afforded to the foreman so long as it be sparingly exercised. Yo^ may select your officers and re tire. >’ v': •\i. . V. >. Prosecutor and Press Chal lenged to Make Sulli van Testimony Public. It is understood that the Grand Jury held a dinner last night at the Duke’s House, Hoboken. No invitations were sent to the newspapers. The Grand Jurors have had prepared the following statement which they have all 6igned:— The last September Grand Jury deem it but justice to the public, as well as to themselves, that they should make some reply to the criticisms that have been made upon them for not Indicting certain persons againet whom complaints were made and against whom testimony was given before the-said Grand Jury. At the outset, it is well that the position occu pied by the Grand Jury should be under stood. The Grand Jury is not at liberty to divulge the teetimony that was given before it against the persons in question. It is only by the publication of that tes timony that the public could be enabled to judge intelligently and accurately of the conduct of the Grand Jury in the premises. All that it is in the power of the Grand Jury to do is to weigh the testimony and arrive at a conclusion hon estly as to whether an indictment should be found or not, and, if in its best judg ment an indictment should be found, then to And and present one; and if an indict ment should not be found, then not to And TO CORE A COED IN ONE DAT. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. E w. Grove’s signature is oh each box. 25c. one. In these respects, we say that we discharged our duty as Grand Jurors, fully, faithfully, honestly and conscien tiously, to the best of our judgment and understanding; and we say that the tes timony given before us, in the ease in question, was not sufficient, in our best judgment, to-warrant or to justify ue In finding an indictment. We have not a legal right to publish that testimony. Gtners who have possession of that tes timony, or who claim to have possesieon of it, have a legal right to publish it, and we challenge the publication of It, to enable the public to judge whether or not, under it, we have done our duty. Judge Blair said to us that the evidence before us made clear prima facie cases against the persons complained of, and that as that is all the law requires, It should have resulted .in our finding in dictments. That may be Judge Blair's opinion. But we differ from him,-hs we have a (right to do, as much as he has a right to differ from us. It does not seem to be the province of the Grand Jury to indict upon the opinion of the Judge; but rather that it is their duty to indict, or not to indict, according to their own best judgment, of the case, upon the evidence, conscientiously exercising their best judgment in the premises. If Grand Juries had always complied with the in structions, or obeyed the behests of courts, to find bills of indictment, it is likely that the Grand Jury, as an insti tution, in our system of laws, would have been swept out of existence long before now. We say that the injustice was done to us; that we have not been guilty of any injustice. We submit to an unprejudiced public that it certainly could not be jus tice for a Grand Jury to be criticised, as this Grand Jury was without, at least be ing given a hearing, an opportunity to explain, to defend ourselves, or to say what we wished to say. What we wished to say, and what we think we had a right to say, was, that we desired a copy of the testimony that had been given be fore us to be laid before the Court, and that the Court, after considering that tes timony, would instruct us that we should find a bill, then we would obey that in struction of the Court, as we would con sider ourselves obliged to obey any spe cific instruction of the Court in the line of our duty. That would put the responsi bility on the Court. As for ourselves, we did not propose to take the responsibility of finding an Indictment against the man Sullivan, because we considered that there was absolutely no evidence to jus tify our finding an indictment against him; we considered that a prima facie case was not made out; we considered that no case whatever was made out against him; we were assured by the Prosecutor that he had no further evi dence to add anything to the testimony already before us, and we were convinc ed that under the testimony that there could not possibly be a conviction, and the advice of the Prosecutor was to find indictments only where it appeared that a conviction might be secured. Either the duty rested with us to find a bill, under the evidence, upon our own best judg ment conscientiously exercised, or upon the judgment of the Court. If upon the former, we did our duty; if upon the lat ter, the Court should have instructed us to indict, which the Court did not do; and hence, in the latter respect also we did not fail to do our duty. Judge Blair said that Judge Collins had charged us that in cases of doubt on our part as to propriety of finding an indictment upon evidence deem ed sufficient by the Prosecutor, the Court requested that before ignoring a bill, we should apply to the court for instructions on the subject; and then Judge Blair continued by saying that if the evidence should have been found, that it was fair to assume that it created at least some doubt in our minds as to its sufficiency, and, if so, under the charge before alluded to, our duty was to apply to the court for in structions before Ignoring bills, and that our not doing so, showed that we were determined to wholly disregard, or wil fully f’sobey the instructions of the court. But Judge Blair’s conclusion was a false sequence. He predicates the as sertion of our duty to apply to the court for instructions in cases of doubt, on his assumed theory that there was some doubt in our minds as to the sufficiency of the testimony, but that was only an assumption of the Judge, for the fact was that there was not any such doubt in the mind of\ any of us, we were unani mously agreed that it was not a case of doubt; It was a case of Hear conclusion on the part of all of us that the testi mony was absolutely insufficient to* war rant finding a bill. It may be thought by some that Judge Blair had a right to criticise us as he did, and to refuse us a hearing; but we are satisifled that the American sense of fair play does not sanction that course. Either we were wrong, or we were right. If we were in the right, we were certainly entitled to be heard, and if we were in the wrong, it would only serve to show up that fact to permit us _ to explain and give our reasons for our conduct, and present our progress to the court, and, indeed, the doing of this might have resulted in the wrong being righted, if there was a wrong. But, if either view of the case, it seems to us, not for our sakes alone, but for justice sake, it was proper that we should have been heard. | We had asked the Prosecutor for a typewritten copy of the stenographic notes o.f. the testimony taken before Us in the flulli van case, so that we might present the ■ame to the court, and then have the court, with that testimony before it, in struct us as to our duty. The Prosecutor, at first, rather promises us this copy; but afterwards refused it, although so far as he knew, our purpose in asking for it was to eanble us to more accur ately and thoroughly understand the con tents and character of that testimony. Repeating the criticisms of the Court, some of the press has assailed us for not finding a bill in the case, and says that the man Sullivan has kept a notorious gambling place in the one location for many years, and that on several occasions his place has been raided and evidence se cured, and that each time there has been a Grand Jury ready to exert its influence to shield him from the law, and accuses the Grand Jury of being influenced by political considerations in behalf of saul Sullivan. We repudiate this assault wild scorn. Gt is as false as It is foolish. This man Sullivan is an absolute stranger to nearly everyone of us. We don't know his polities, and don’t care what they are. Several of us, before hearing the . evi dence In his case, from what we had read about him in the newspapers, thought that we should vote to Indict him, but when the testimony was given in his case before us, we found that there was no evidence in it against him, and we could not, as men, indict him. Under the law, we are not at liberty to publish that testimony. We were denied a copy, of it by the Prosecutor, nad even if we had a copy of it, we do not feel that we would have a right to make it public. But It appears that the Prosecu tor has a right to make this testimony public. And the press has a right to make this testimony public. And as the only way in which it is possible for the public to Judge of our conduct in relation to this matter is to present the testimony to them, we accordingly challenge all per sons having possession of the testimony which was given in the said Sullivan case before us, ajid who have a right to pub lish it, so that the public may judge wnetner there is any politics tn tne case or not, or what is in the case, or whether we were justified, or deserved to be criti cised in the course we pursued in the premises. Generalities will not do. Let the public have the facts. Let the light of publicity and truth be turned upon this case, and then after the testimony is pub licly before us, let us judge, and let those who wish to argue upon the same do so. Sufficeth to say here, which is ail that wc can say, that we have done our duty, that we were unanimous in the discharge of that duty; that the twenty-three mem bers of two Grand Juries before us were also unanimous in refusing to find an in dictment against the same man on the same charge, and, so far as we know, on the same or very similar testimony; that many members of all three panels of tilt Grand Jury were members of the Re publican party, while their fellows were members of the Democratic party; that most of the members of said three Grand Juries stand well in this county, as well as the Prosecutor, and, perhaps, as well as the Judges, and are possessed of as equally as high a sense of honor, and just as steadfastly devoted to the discharge of public duty. And we submit to the con sideration of the citizens of this county, the unanimous judgment of those three Grand Juries, of twenty-three members each, Democratic and Republican gentle men alike, on the question involved, as against the judgment or the opinion that has been expressed to the contrary. POSEYS FOR THE OOURT Judges Blair and Nevius Get Bouquets on the Opening of the Term. Floral gifts from the court attaches adorned the desks of Judges Blair and Nevius at the opening of the December term of the county courts this morning. ! Justice Collins, who has expressed him ! self as averse to displays of the kind, re ; ceived no flowers. j The attendance of lawyers watching the ! disposition of their various cases in the | court calendars was unusually large, probably owing to the fact that the Bar Association was in session in the rear court poom prior to the arrival of the Grand' Jury headed by Foreman Peterson and Sheriff Ruempler at 10:30 o’clock. Justice Collins and Judge Blair were on the bench and Deputy Clerk Edward Grit teri administered the oath of office to each member of the Grand Jury in his usually impressive manner, after the twenty fourth member called, John Heflich of North Hudson, had been excused from service, as is customary. Grand Jury Clerk James Clark was next sworn, after which Justice Collins began tlie charge published in another column. After the members of the Grand Jury had retired to their room the calling of the calendar was resumed. Among the interesting cases called was that of Mrs. Clara Mattson, who is suing the Title Guarantee and Trust Co. of Jersey City to recover certain property. Justice Col lins ha dbeen counsel in the case before his elevation to the bench, and afterwards had referred it to Justice Dixon, and he informed Mrs. Mattson that January 6 had been fixed for the trial of the case. Some of the lawyers present were:— Prosecutor Erwin, Assistant Prosecutor Vickers. Senator Robert Hudspeth. Geo. I,. Record, Judge Abel X. Smith. ex-Con gressman Thomas McEwan. George Mc Ewan, Judge Charles Parker, ex-Ass's tant Prosecutor Marshall Van Winkle. Warren Dixon. ex-Judge Thomas F. Noo nan, William H. Speer, Jr., ex-Judge Will iam T. Hoffman. August A. Rich. Colonel Charles W. Fuller, John F. Marron. Mer vyn Armstrong and Howard Griffith. IN PINK DOMINOES. Mias Anna Hoos snA Her Friends Hare a Mask Party. A moat enjoyable affair was a domino party given last evening in celebration of the birthday of Miss Anna Hoos, at her home in Jersey avenue. All of the young people wore pink dominoes and masks. The parlors presented a brilliant scene. Singing and instrumental music were features of the occasion. Among those present were:—■Commis sioner and Mrs. A. Walter, Jr.. Mr. and Mrs. James Clark. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. August Kost. Jr.. 'Mr. and Mrs. George Steinberger, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Z. Holmes, Dr. and Mrs A. D Grey. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. 'Hart, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Brock, Mrs. L. Phlllpe taux, Mrs. M. Heim, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Steip, Mr. and Mrs. Kastner, Mr. and Mrs. L. Schueler of Newark, Mr. and Mrs A. Steip of New York, Misses Mar tha L. Anthony. Anna Eisner. Emma j Heim. Clara Joe him. Ottle Brock, Nora ! Sullivan, Gretchen Sieverding, Adele Mad den Harriet Madden, Natalie Kastner, Emma Auerbacher. Ellsworth Krauser, Emma Zibell, Bertha Seeberger. Martha ,L. Denehan, 'Marie Brennan, Emma Bren nan Anna Semmer, Julia Grey, Amelia Prange, Pauline Steinberger, Grace Bowen, Carol Siebert, Milicent Daw, the Misses Laura, Adela and Thelma Hoos, H L Brooks, Wesley Grey, 'E. J. Wood house. E. Wilkens, J. Collins C. Joyce, Wm Fengado, D. B. Ryan, Wm. Brock, F. Brolt. W. Heim. _ The fact that most diseases arise from an impure or. low condition of the blood, Is fully proven by Hood’s Sarsaparilla. TRENTON WIREPULLING Speakership Contest Goes on Merrily—Democratic Empty Honors. GENERAL SEWELL SINKING Politicians Already Lining Up in the Fight for His Seat * in the Senate. [Special to “The Jersey City News.“l TRENTON, Dec. 10, 1901.—There was little change in the Speakership situation this morning. The Bradley men are confident and the Bacheller supporters hopeful. A large number of members were present at the State House and much wire pulling was done. John Dennin of Hudson was here and announced that the Democratic Assem blymen would hold their caucus in the Davis Association rooms, Jersey City, on Thursday. George Tennant will be made leader and John Dennin will receive the nomination for Speaker. Word was received from Camden this morning that General Sewell's death was expected at any time and the news gave rise to much discussion over his suc cessor. The Camden men are booming David Baird for the United States Senate, claiming that he is General Sewell's residuary legatee. Many North Jerseymen are strong for John F. Dryden, president of the Pru dential Insurance Company of Newark, while some advocate the election of John W. Griggs. The belief was general that the new Legislature would be called upon to elect Senator Sewell’9 successor soon after its organization. FOURTH SUB-P. 0. BRIDE Miss Mamie Smith Said to Be the Wife of Philip Muldoon, Jr. Miss Mamie Smith, the pretty assist ant at the Postoffice Sub-Station No. 7, kept by John Craig on Jackson avenue, near Forrest street, it is said is now the bride of Philip Muldoon, a letter carrier, the son of Philip Muldoon, ex-member of the Board of Education. The particu lars of the marriage have been so care fully guarded by the young couple that only a few of their intimate friends have been let into the secret, and all efforts of a "News" reporter this morning to learn the exact details were without avail. Neither Miss Smith nor >lr. Muldoon has been seen by his or her parents since last Sunday afternoon and the greatest anxiety was expressed over their ab sence. The first information of the mar riage. ft is said, reached the Smith home in the form of a telegram yesterday morning. According to rumor the tele gram contained the announcement of the marriage. It was signed by Miss Smith and was addressed to her mother. In it Miss Smith, it is alleged, stated that ■he had been married and would be home later to Explain matters. An older sister of Miss Smith said to a “News” reporter this morning:— “We have not seen Mamie since Sun day afternoon. She has frequently gone awav before and remained with relatives. I cannot believe there Is any truth In ru mors of the marriage, sue is a queer girl and there is no telling what she will do.” The bride’s sister refused to talk further on the subject. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Alexan der Smith, a widow, who lives in apart ments over the postoffice sub-station. She was employed by Mr. Craig two years ago. Young Muldoon had business daily at the sub-station in connection with his duties as a letter carrier. Mrs. Muldoon, mother of the bridegroom, was seen at her home, Boulevard and Grant avenue. She knew nothing positive about the marriage, and she was greatly worried over the absence of ner son. A friend of Miss Smith said she saw Miss Smith on the Hill yesterday, and that Miss Smith said she had been mar ried: that she had sent a telegram to her mother announcing her marriage, and she wondered what her mother would think. No one knew of the attachment betweea the young couple. Dan Cupid has been very busy in the same postoffice sub-station in arranging a series of marriage. Miss Smith is the fourth assistant employed there who has become a bride. Her predecessors were Miss Delia Anderson, Miss Josephine Kochner and Miss Mamie Harrahew. BAR ASSOCIATION MEETS Re-Elects All Officers and Hears Report on Anar chy Bill. The annual meeting and election of officers of the Bar Association of Hudson . County was held this morning in! the General Sessions Court room. District Court Judge Charles W. Parker was a candidate against Colonel Charles W. Fuller for the presidency, but was de feated by a vote of 44 to 32. All the offi cers were re-elected. The attendance was unusually large beeause of the change in the constitution providing for holding the meeting before the calendar was called at the opening of court. „ At the opening of the session Colonel Fuller, who presded. called attention to the McKinley memorial fund and headed a subserlp.ion list with a substantial sum. Several followed his example. Counsellor Hartshorn, chairman of -the executive committee, to which had been referred the two acts for the suppression of anarchy, reported in favor of the bill prepared by Counsellor Joseph M. Noonan. At the suggestion of Colonel Fuller the report was laid over until the next meeting, which, he said, would be called before the commencement of the new year. Judge Blair, in nominating Colonel Ful ler for re-election as president, said that the association had never been more prosperous than during the year of that gentleman's incumbency of the office, and he counselled- leaving well enough alone. Counsellor Warren Dixon second ed the nomination of the Bayonne law yer and Counsellor Hartshorne placed judge Charles W. Parker in nomination. Counsellor George McEwen seconded this nomination. ^ . „ , , i During the taking of the ballot. Colonel Fuller surrendered the chair to ex-Judge William T. Hoffman, who named Coun sellors George L. Record, C. Hartshorne, Alex. Young and Warren Dixon as tell- j efThe other officers elected without op ! position were: 'W. H. Speer, Jr., vice- j president; Howard C. Griffith, secretary, and Randolph Perkins, treasurer. 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Pangborn had the floor last night at the monthly dinner of the Cos mos Club in the Hotel Washington, and he told its members something about what Jersey City should be. Since the Major has spent many years in this city the members felt that he knew what l.e was talking about. President R. Heicke president and there was a good attendance. After pointing out the geographical ad vantages of the city, he said that the fa‘ iure to progress and develop as it should was due to petty politics. He touched on the loss of the water front which, he said, was the city's greatest natural advantage, ‘‘It is too late,” said the Major, "now to rectify the mistake. We stood by and al lowed the State to do as It pleased. Th's neglect aws one of the things that has retarded the city. There still remains the west side water front on the Hackensack. There is quite certain to be between this city and Newark a dense population. The waste lands will be inhabited by a money making people. Jersey City should look out and not lose Lhis west side as it lost the Hudson River frontage.” The speaker attributed the neglect In seizing opportunities for Jersey City's development to the fact that incompetent men had hitherto controlled the muni cipality: men who had no civic pride. People who wished to establish a busi fhere had. he said, been driven away ose who were “for their own pockets le time.” to the streets of the city, the Mayor they were mostly built in zigzag fashion, because the people built to suit their fancy, without regard ot the ap pearance of the street. They should have been restrained by law. Buildings on Bentley avenue and on Duncan avenue are illustrations. The buildings will have ot come down some time so the street may be straightened. The city used to pay for more improvement than It got. The money went into the pockets of contractors. The city paid S40.000 more for the paving of Grove street than It ought. It had done better in schools in the last few years than it did formerly, but there is a lack of school room. The High School building is wholly inade miate. To remedy this the Mayor said the only thing to do was for the better classes to work together and take pride in their work. “There has been much unj-ust oppo sition to the railroads.” continued the Major. “The Pennsylvania Railroad has done much for the city. We should make the railroads pay their just share of the taxes, but we should not indiscriminately abuse them. We have given away valu able street franchises, but the tmprove ment in public travel is almost im measurbaie. “I think eventually this city will be absorbed i the great metropolis of New York. Circumstances will bring it about and will force the States of New York and New Jersey to put out of the way whatever is in the way. The arbitrary distinctions that make two cities of one community will be swept away.’ Brief speeches were made by the mem bers and then a vote was given to Major Pangborn for his interesting remarka LESS WATER USED Tlie consumption of the city’s water supply has fallen off to 2.000,000 gallons less than was used a week ago, during the cold spell of that period. So many fau cets are left open to keep water from freezing in the pipes during cold snaps that millions of gallons that have to be paid for are wasted. 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 colic 'geoiiJJ'BJp joj ^peuiar tsaq em si pue Twenty-live cents per bottle. FOUND IN A POOL OF BLOOD Police Say Cunningham’s Death Was Due to Fall. The police are investigating the case of Edward Cunningham, twenty-seven years old, of No. 22 Tuers avenue, who was £ound about three o'clock yesterday morning by Patrolman Shellworth, of the iiontgomgry street station house, lying in a pool of blood about a block from his home. He was unconscious. Shellworth called the ambulance asd had the injured man removed to the City Hospital. An examination showed that the base of the skull was fractured and that Cunningham could not live long. His clothes were" " searched and papers were found which disclosed his identity. His relatives were summoned and they were with him when he died at one o’clock yesterday after noon. He never regained consciousness The police do not believe that Cunning ham was the victim of foul play. They say he received his injuries from a fall. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK, Dec. 10. 1901.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M., Wednesday:—Generally fair tonight and tomorrow; brisk winds. Hartnett’s Thermomotrical Report Dec. 9. Deg.! 3 P. M. 42' 6 P. M.4* 9 P. M.48; 12 midnight.4ii Dec. 10. Deg. 6 A. M.« 9 A. M.*S L2 noon.*S DIED. McKAIG—On Sunday, December S. Thomas F. MeKaig, in his thirty-eighth year. Relatives and friends of the family ard members of Alpine Council No. 1,14s. Royal Arcanum, and of Local Union No, 87, 'Amalgamated Woodworkers’ Union of America are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, No, 45 Court House place, on Wednesday next, at 9 A. M.; thence to St. Joseph s R. C. Church, where a solemn mass of requiem will be offered for the repose of his soul. Interment at Holy Name Catholic Ceme tery. West Side avenue. TAXES, 1901 Notice is hereby given that the taxes of 1901 will be due and payable on and after TUimUM. 26,1981, AT THE OFFICE OF THE CITY COLLECTOR, IN THE City Hall, Jersey City. Upon all taxes paid prior to the 20th day of December next, interest at the rate of 12 per cent, per annum will be deduct ed from the time of payment to date. If not paid until after the 31st of December, interest at. the rate of 10 per cent per annum will be collected from December 20 to date of pay ment. Office open from 9 A. M. tc 4 F. M. except Saturday, g to 12 M. ROBERT DAVIS, City Collector.