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ONE CENT LAST EDITION. VOL. XIIL-NOr 3875" JERSEY CITY, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1901 LAST EDITION* ONE CENT LAST EDITION. PRICE ONECENT^ =7=-^— K I f AFTER THE PLUMS Republicans Certiorari Ap pointment of New Fire Engine Company. COL. DICKINSON SWEARS On His Affidavit Justice Col lins Grants George Record a Writ. The Republicans are at their wit*» ends to find enough place* to them to fulfill the many pledges which were sol emnly made to those Who would support Mark Fagan for Mayor. Among the places which they had hoped to have at their disposal were those in the new lire company to be located in the Lafayette section, and when the Fire Commission ers* at their meeting last Wednesday tilled these places the wails of anguish wrhich went up from the Republican heel ers were both shrill and blasphemous. Their cries reached the ears of the great leaders and Mr. George Record, late of the Democratic party, was employed—at what fee is not stated—to endeavor to get those plums back by an appeal to the courts. Armed with an affdavit made by the Vice Governor for Hudson, Colonel Sammy Dickinson, Mr. Record applied to Justice Collins in his chambers at the Court House yesterday afternoon for a writ of certiorari to remove the resolu tion of the Fire Board making the ap pointments into the Supreme Court for review. In support of his motion Mr. Kecora read Colonel Sammy's affidavit, in which the Deputy Governor for Hudson solemn ly avers, being duly sworn, that he has lived in Jersey City for upwards of forty seven years and that he pays taxes on real estate. He then sets forth the reso lution passed by the Fire Commissioners on December 18, which makes the new appointments in this manner:— Thomas Toner, from driver of tender No. 12 to captain of new Engine Com pany No. 17. James Flannagan, from stoker of No. 3 to engineer of new company No. 17. Michael S. Chambers, from No. 1 engine to stoker of new company No. 17. Charles W. Tisdale, from No. 5 hook and ladder to steamer No. 17. Daniel J. Smith, from hook and ladder No. 4 to tender driver of new company No. 17. Hosemen, new appointments, for engine company No. 17—Michael Moran, First ward; Lawrence Coughlin, First ward, ami William Kittrick, Sixth ward. The other new appointments were:— Bryan McMahon, Second ward, to No. 1 engine: Fred Cooper, Third ward, to No. « engine; John J. Connolly, First ward, to hook and ladder No. 4; Charles Boig, Fourth ward, to hook and ladder No. 5: Michael Mulligan, Fourth ward, to hook and ladder No. 6, and James It. Kirk. Fifth ward, to hook and ladder No. 6. The appointments of Mulligan and Kirk will not take effect until the new com pany begins service, ns they are to fill vacancies caused by transfers made in forming the new company. Owen Kiernan of No. 6 Engine Is to be promoted to tender driver of No. 7 to take the.place of Toner when the latter becomes captain of the new company. Wilnam Bergen was transferred from Hook and I-adder No. t to become stoker of No. 3. George Meyers, of Hook and Ladder No. made driver of tender of No. 7 Kn and James Kelly, who formerly held t-iulumsition, was made estoker of No. 32 to fiH*fcvacan''y caused by the death of James U Dallery. All the appoint ments and transfers except those in con nection with tl-e new engine company will take effecFbn January 1 next. Colonel Dickinson then rather cautlous lv dartnreR that he Is Informed that the rowers of ssid Bosrd is limited by l&w to the appointment of one company of eiyht men for every fire engine in the city and that at the time the appointments fi.r the new company were made the city had one company of eight men for each fire engined the city. The Colonel seems to be reluctant to take the responsibility for this statement entirely upon his shoul ders and by way of parenthesis remarks, “ihat the source of this information is the Assistant Chief of the Fire Depart ment. He next proceeds to swear that the city has no engine house to keep the new company inj that a house for the men has not been begun yet, and if it should be at once it would not be com pleted before the middle of next year. * Therefore, the Colonel declares the ap pointment of the men is without war rant of law and therefore invalid. Justice Collins must have been deeply I impressed with the Colonel’s affidavit for ) he granted the writ without hearing fun I ther affiants. The WTit is returnable January 11 and acts as a stay of all fur ther proceedings in the case of the ap pointments until the Court finally disposes of the matter. MRS. GRIFFIN TO SPEAK Club Woman Will Giro London President a Royal Recaption. At a meeting of the Woman’s Club Executive Board, held in Hasbrouck In stitute yesterday, it was voted to do away ■with the .business session at the regular club social on Thursday, January 2. Mrs. Hugh 'Reed Griffin, president of the So ciety of American Women in I-ondon, will he the guest of honor. A reception wull W given to her from two to three, fol lowed by the social programme in which she will address the club. The business session has been omitted ■in order to give the half hour usually devoted thereto to Mrs. Griffin, a.* there will also be the regular programme, in charge of 'the Eiterature Department. This will consist of two or three papers cud music. Refreshments will be served al ter the programme. An Old and Well Tried Remedy. Mrs.’ Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for chil dren teething should always be used for childrA: while teething. It softens the gums, allays the pa/n. cures wind colic and is the best remedy for diarrhoea, • Twenty-five cents per but tie. BOUNCED JSPEGTOR Hoboken Police Signal System Without a Head. By a unanimous vote the Hoboken Board of Police Commissioners yesterday afternoon dismissed Daniel Kilian, inspec tor of the police signal telegraph system. Kilian.was appointed to the position in June. lbSii, at a salary of $400 a year. Tne explanation for bis dismissal was that he was killing time or, in other words, that there was $400 worth of his time paid for by the city which the Police Department, it is said, did not receive. Ail the members of the board were pres ent with the exception of Commissioner Capelil, and all voted for Kalian's dis charge, Mayor Kagan Included. No pro vision was made for Kilian's successor. It was the last meeting of the old board. A!1 business remaining unfinished was cleared up in preparation for the new board, which will be organized when Mayor-elect Cankering makes his appoint ments at the beginning of the new year. A pleasant, agreeable atmosphere seemed to pervade the session. Mayor Fagan, who by virtue of his office is president of the board, smiled and so did Commis sioner Cankering, who will step into the Mayor’s shoes at high noon on New Year’s Day. There was not a dissenting voice heard from the time the meeting began until It closed. Mayor Pagan even voted for the refunding of amounts de ducted from the salary warrants of police men who had reported sick, a. decided change from his previous course of oppos ing these payments. PARTING SHOT Mayor Hoos Vetoes the Reso lution to Improve the South Cove. Mayor Hoos sent a Christmas gift to the Board of Street and Water Commis sioners today in the shape of the follow ing December 24, 1900. Honorable Board of Street and Water Commissioners :— Gentlemen—I herewith return to your Honorable Board, without my approval, a resolution passede at your meeting held December 17, 1901, of which the enclosed is a certified copy. I have taken this action for the follow ing reasons:— The Board of Street and ^’ater Com missioneres are at present unable to meet the demands upon the department for money and I fail to see just how the vast amount necessary to carry out this con tract is going to be provided for unless bonds be issued. The Board of Finance has always been the safeguard on the city treasury and in this matter you have entirely ignored that important body. I feel that where large sums of money are involved, as in this matter, the resolu tion should come to me through the Board of ’Finance. .^.ny action taken under an act passed some thirty years ago which does not re quire the concurrence of that Board, X fear might be dangerous and It would, to sav the least, be unfair to saddle upon the taxpayers such an enormous contract without having the sanction of the Board of Finance, who have to provide the needed appropriations for all the depart ments and fix the tax rate, which has been slowly reduced and which rdeuction should he continued. I have always been, end am now. heartily in favor of the im provement of the South Cove, but now, within ten days of the expiration of my tefm, I do not feel that I should take any action which might embarrass the incoming administration in order to pro vide funds to carry out the terms of a contract in the making of which they had no voice. Respectfully submitted, EDWARD HOOS, Mayor. LAW BRIEFS. PAMPHLETS. PROGRAMMES, KNOCKED OUT BARTENDER When Reilly Didn’t Get Up the George Pagan, of No. and a man whom the police do not know yesterday afternoon entered the saloon of James KUmead, at Railroad and Jersey avenues, and became engaged in an argu ment. Several glasses were knocked from the bar and broken. Bartender Andrew Reilly, who was In charge at the time, undertook to put the men out. He ordered them from the place and was promptly knocked down. He followed the men to the street and was again knocked down. This time he fell so that his head struck the curb and he sustained a concussion of the brain. The men picked him up and carried him to the bar room where they left him on the floor and fled. They are still at large and the police are doing all they can to find them. . r V , Reilly is at his home in bed. (His In jury is not serious. 0 LETTER HEADS. ^ BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. ENVELOPES. CIRCULARS. I LOVED TURNED TOSTONES Mrs. Kennedy Showers New York Geological Speci mens on Mr. Batr chelar LONGING FOB ARREST Romantic Tale of Tangled Troths Told in Police Jus tice Murphy’s Court. Mrs. Wilma B. Kennedy, of No. 41 West Sixty-fourth street. New York City,threw three large stones through the window's of the home of James Batchelar, of No. 232 Summit avenue,last night. She took thd stones from a satchel in which she had carried them from New York. She 3aid that slie threw the stones because she wished to be arrested. Her desire was promptly gratified. The scene drew a large crowd and a great deal of excitement prevailed for a time. The woman was kept a prisoner ali night. This morning she told an interest- j lag story when she was arraigned before j Police Justice Murphy in- the Second j Criminal Court. She said that she met Mr. Batchelar four years ago, when he was a widower. | She was then living with her husband, | but she learned to love Batchelar and when he said he would marry her if she would get rid of het husband .she promptly left the husband and two years ago obtained a divorce from him. Then she and Batchelar made all arrangements to be married, she alleges, but he put . the ceremony off from time to time on a variety of excuses. She said that last j Christmas she and Batchelar went shop ping for presents for his children and he then made her very happy by saying that this Christmas would be an especial ly joyous one, because they would be married. Last summer she found a letter Batche lar dropped, she said, and read it. It was from Miss Jessie McGoldrich of Lyons, N. : ^.. and it contained many terms of en- I dearment. Mrs. Kennedy further said that she went to Lyons and saw Miss Mc Goldrich and charged her with coming between two lovers. She says that Mis3 McGoldrich replied:— “Weil, he may have been your James but he is my James now.” “Then,” Mrs. Kennedy said, “I asked James about it, but he assured me that it was nothing to worry about. A few weeks ago he married Miss McGoldrich, and I have started a suit for $20,000 for breach of promise.” . When Justice Murphy heard this story he paroled Mrs. Kennedy on her promise not to bother Mr. Batchelar again. Mr. Batchelar'te a printer of‘New York City. He is the owner of a large con cern and is said to be wealthy. CHILOREN RAISE $1,008.31 Large Contributions to McKin ley Memorial Fund. Of the $3,500 to be raised by Jersey City for the McKinley Memorial Fund, the public schools alone have raised $1,008.31, from pennies collected from the children. Of this amount School No. 12 has raised the largest sum, $77.75, and School No. 11 comes next with $69.32. The third on the list is School No. 8, with $62.53. The following is a list of the schools and their donations to December 24, 1901:— ingn fecnooi . School No. 1.. School No. 2.. School No. 3.. School No. A.. School No. 5.. School No. 6.. School No. 7.. School No. 8.. School No. 9.. School No. 10. School No. 11. School No. 12. School No. 13. School No. 14. School No. 15. School No. 1G. School No. 17. School No. IS. School No. 39*. School No. 20. ! School . o. 21. School No. 22. School No. 23. School No, 24. School No. 25. ; School No. 26. j School No. 27. ! Total .. 42.00 36.52 IS.35 60.21 9.23 55.5S 47.00 62.53 46.57 14.00 69.32 77.75 15.15 45.8S 34.00 5.50 26.00 20.00 10.41 55.67 26.40 27.00 38.71 36.08 57.82 17.10 23.00 $1,006.31 Tho fund had reached over $2,500 at noon today. CHRISTMAS DINNERS Mrs. Benson and Her Friends Remember Greenville’s Poor. Today at two o’clock Mrs. Mary Hud speth Benson and her corps or helpers distributed about fifteen uncooked din ners to the poor of Greenville for Christ mas. The distribution took place from Public School No. 20 and the baskets of all applicants were filled to overflowing. These dinners were bought with the funds made at the charity euchre given a week ago by Mrs, 'Benson and the Greenville ladies, when $84 was raised. With this sum turkeys were purchased, and vegetables, canned goods and dry groceries were donated by kind friends, the greater part by the children of School No. 20. Mrs. Benson worked hard, diving down into barrels of apples and potatoes for the baskets. Each applicant received a turkey and vegetables enough for six or eight people, coffee, tea, sugar, salt and cereals, as well as bread and butter. There was really enough for dinner, sup per and breakfast, with a little economy. • This year the Christmas tree usually given by Mrs. Benson and her helpers to the children. Christmas night, will be omitted, as that mission is filled by the Sunday schools. All the money has been used for the dinners. TO CORE A COED IN ONE DAT. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money If It falls to cure. E. W. Grove’s signature is on each box. Sic. CHRISTMAS DAY How Jersey City Will Cele brate the Universal Holiday. JOY AND GLADNESS FOR ALL — Good St. Nick and His Many* Aides Prepare for a Merry Time. Tomorrow will be Christmas—the day when the son and daughter come hom£ from college, and there is a general re^ joicing iu the family reunion. But thj fatted calf is not killed, because it is not calf season—it is the fatted turkey who now has that honor. All over the land there will be general rejoicing, and nobody need go without a Christmas dinner. The poor have beert amply provided for and have only- td apply. In the Greenville section Mrs. -Mary Hudspeth-Benson, assisted by her corps of helpers, will distrbiute dinners to the poor this afternoon from School (No. 20. Christmas* dinners will be served at all the charity institutions of the city? Although today is rather too warm fot Christmas weather, there are liope<s of skating for tomorrow, with pos*sib»y snow. The warm spell comes just ill time to bring down the price of turkeys, that all may participate of the Christmas bird. There will be jollifications and re lgious service*?. vy me naix. attending church tomorrow morning the other half will be playing golf, as there is going to be a big foursome on the links or having a good time somewhere. Big services will be held in many churches. The First Presbyterian Church will even hold a Christmas prayer meeting, as the regular prayer meeting night falls on \v ednesday and there has been no post ponement. Family parties will, of course, be universally held throughout the city by those in town. Warden Osborne of the City Hospital has already laid his plans for the Christ mas dinners he is to provide lor the pa tients. Loads of choice delicacies will be distributed liberally and all who are well enough to partake of a good turkey din ner will have all they can eat. Several local charitable societies have already sent things to the hospital for the patients. Christmas is always awaited with de lightful expectations by the aged inmates of the German Pioneer 'Home on Garfield avenue, Greenville. A dull moment on Christmas day in the (iome is something that nas never occurred since the home has been in existence. Good cheer rules throughout the day. Bverything possible is done to make happy those who have played their parts in active life and now await with as much comfort as their In firmities will permit the end that comes to all. The preparations for the Christ mas dinner at the home tomorrow ard elaborate. The feeblest appetite has hot been overlooked and what Is more, there wnl be an abundance of everything that the market can produce. Tho Jr. St. Hilda Guild of St. John’s Church will assist the Board of Managers of the Children's Home In Glenwood ave nue in making the tots happy for.Christ mas. The Christmas tree and entertain ment will he held at the Home Monday evening, when the usual reception and tea will be given the guests. The members of the Junior St. Hilda Guild will meet at the Home at seven o'clock to present gifts to the children. xne usual Lnnsimas uuiuei» ♦» served tomorrow to the inmates of the Home for Aged Women on Bergen ave nue and to the children of the Home for the mind on Pavonia avenue. Christmas trees have been provided at the Home for Aged Women and everything has been done to make the holidays seem pleasant. There will be the following services on Christmas Day at St. John's Episcopal Church:—Sunrise service, consisting of the shortened form of morning prayer and tlic Holy Communion at 6 A. M. Holy Com munion at 7:30 A. M. The church school choir will again sing part of the office at this service as it was so acceptable last year. At this service the different guilds will sit in the places designed by their respective colors. St. Hilda, pink, head of the middle aisle, right. Jr. St. Hilda, lavender, directly behind the St. Hilda. St. Mary, blue, head of the middle aisle, left. Jr. St. Mary, red and white, behind the St. Mary. Iron Cross and as sociates, red and gray, immediately be hind the Jr. St. Mary. Brotherhood of St. Andrew, behind the Iron Cross. Mission, white; south aisle front. The guilds will receive after the outsiders and in the or der in which they are named here. The following from the Bible Class will act as ushers, asking those not in a guild to sit in front of the side aisles as there is much, crowding in the rear. They will al so receive the offerings. Mr. Simons, Mr. Tuers, centre aisle. Mr. Toone, Mr. R. Wiltshire, north aisle. Mr. Sayres, Mr. Malker, south aisle. Mr. Wright, substi tute. This 7:30 Christmas service is al ways a very beautiful one, but there ar<: two things in which it might be improved A good many people are always late, and this, in connection with the fact that many are unacustomed to the early ser vice, gives rise to a little inattention, and some do not take part in the service as much as is hoped they will hereafter. The third service will be held at 10:45 and will as usual be a choral communion service with two or more Christmas anthems, as they seem to be desired. A large, number of tickets have been sold for the entertainment and reception ol the Greenville Turn Verein to be held at Turn Hall, on Danforth avenue, Christ mast night. Last year the Verein gave a similar reception which was a complete success. *& The Greenville Liederkranz will give ai entertainment Christmas night at Globe Hall, corner of the SBoulevard and Dan forth avenue, Greenville. I The Hoboken public sehools will close this afternoon for the holidays and wil not reopen until Monday January e. 1 CHRISTMAS AT THE REFORMATORY ‘ The Rahway Reformatory Commission ers- have prepared • an interesting pro gramme for the entertainment of the fifty-seven inmates of that institution to ; morrow afternoon. There will be musie both vocal and instrumental, and exer cises which will endeavor to make the ! prisoners forget .for one day. a,t least that they are undergoing punishment. O course there will be an extrh dinner foi I tlje inmates. • ... COURT HOUSE CHRISTMAS Kris Kringle Lsaves Many Handsome Gifts There, Kris Kringle was very much in evidence around the different county offices at tho Court House this morning. Sheriff Ru«n pier received from the attachees of his office a magnificent Venetian urn and stand, and a handsome cut glass punch bowl and stand. From the employes of the County Jail came a beautiful mantle set oi' an onyx clock and two brass can dlesticks. The Sheriff gave to each of his employes a check for a substantial amount. A beautiful cut giass wine and water set adorned a table in the office of County Clerk Maurice J. Stack this morning. It was a Christmas remembrance from the attaches of his office and the popular offi cial rewarded his faithful clerks with good sized cheeks. County Register James C. Clarke re ceived a unique bronze frame mirror and a dressing set from his appreciative em ployes. Chief Clerk James Baker was remembered by Mayor-elect Cankering of ; Hoboken with a box of fine cigars, and each of the clerks of the office received from the Register a gold bound fountain pen and from the New Jersey Title Guar antee Company a box of cigars. ; A handsome solid silver loving cup, suitably Inscribed, was the gift of the attaches of the Surrogate’s office to their superior, Surrogate James T. Lillis, j In* the Circuit Court room, this morn ing, Judge Novius’s desk was adorned i witty a beautiful azalea plant, enclosed ■ in a golden basket, the gift of the court attaches; * Nearly all the clerks of the different offices were remembered with suitable , gifts and everybody around the old stone | building on the Hill was happy. WANT A NEW SCHOOL Petition for No. 11 to Be Sent to the Board of Education. There Is a movement on foot among the residents in the vicinity of Public School No. 11 on Bergen Square to urge the erec tion of a new and more substantial build 1 ing for the pupils of that section. The ; project has been much talked of among the property owners, and the Bergen Im provement Association will take it up. i A petition is being prepared which will ■ be sent to the Board of Education ask ing that the matter be given serious at Itention. The petition will set forth the Reasons why a new school should be erected. One reason is that the present building is fast going to decay. It is very old,. In fact, the oldest in the eity, and the heating and ventilating apparatuses are antique. The furniture is badly worn, and the walls, ceilings and floors are in very poor shape. In fact there is abso lutely nothing about the old structure . that is considered substantial. Another reason for the demand is that i there is not room enough to hold all the I pupils. For twenty years or more a little j annex on Tilers avenue has been used ■ for the beginners. Some advocate the building of an annex to accommodate the pupils for a time, but the majority want a new school. It is said that Assemblyman Tennant will be asked to introduce a bill giving the Finance Board power to issue, bonds for a new School No. 11. The projectors are working hard and they hope to accom , plish much. TUNNEL PLANS Work to Begin at Once Since the Financial Scheme is Completed. The scheme for the completion of the Hudson River tunnel is now rapidly pro gressing. Today the announcement was made that work at the Jersey City end would be begun within the next few days. For this work the contract nas already been awarded to a New York firm, and they have everything ready to begin their work. Some trouble is anticipated in clearing the tunnel already made because of the water and material debris accu mulating for so many years since the works were abandoned. Pumping work will be begun at once and then a force of men will at once go to work clearing the i way for the main work of excavation, i The financial end of the scheme Is com- i plete as announced, yesterday In “The i News,” by the New York and London ; committee. So far as the North Jersey Street Rail way’s Interests Is concerned the company will begin as tenants when the tunnel Is finished, and that, as President E. F. C. Young says, will be at least within two years. __ . M’CIVNEY GETS AWARD Bid to Sewer Havana at Last Accepted By the City Council. Contractor Henry MeGivney of this city, who is on his way home from Cuba, sent word today that he had been awarded the contract to sewer the city of Havana. The award of this contract has been a bitter light between a Brooklyn contrac tor and the Jersey City firm of MeGivney & Rokely, the extraordinary vacillation, backing and filling and general going backward and forward of the city council of Havana gave no end of trouble. Finally the Council Ajunciamiento. If you please,< decided that the best thing to do was to give It to the Jersey City firm at their price, of $10,649,626. Mr. MeGivney is a well known man in this city and had much to do with the construction of the Boulevard. He is a prominent member of the Berkeley Club i.nd has offices m the Commercial Trust ' Company’s building, He will, it Is said, begin the work on ; tile first day of the new year, and Jersey City men will be taken to Havana on the 1 work. __ - The fact that moat dlseasea arlae from an Impure or low condition of the blood, la fully proven by Hood’s Sarsaparilla. ERlCKSOfU KERO Jersey City’s Senior Fire Commissioner Bravely Sticks to His Post. HIS ENGINE IN COLLISION Plows Into a Freight Train But He Stays in the Cab While Fireman Jumps. John Erickson, Fir* Commissioner of this city and ex-president of the Board, is of , the stuff of which genuine heroes are made. He is an engineer on the Cen tral New Jersey Railroad and runs the fast Atlantic City express. Rather than desert hk» post he bodly faced death and stuck to his engine wheij it crashed into a freight train near Mattewan yesterday. He went through two minutes of nerve racking expectation, as his train bore down upon another; then thirty seconds of crash and tear and fearful din; and when a hundred white-faced men Hocked about the locomotive, which had come to a standstill off the rails, they found him, not dead, as they had expected, but still with his hand upon the lever. Erickson's train was the Atlantic City special on the Jersey Central, leaving Jersey City at 9:40 A. M. The collision occurred at the junction of the main lino to Long Branch with the road from Free hold to Atlantic 'Highlands. The cross ing is several hundred yards south of the station there. The special makes no stop at Mattewan. It rounded the curve op posite the station at its highest speed. It is supposed that Erickson understood the signals to mean that he had a clear track. He was only a hundred feet from the crossing when he saw a freight train making for the junction at full headway. A collision was unavoidable. “I'm going!" cried Erickson’s fireman, and he leaped, spraining his ankle when he struck the ground. Erickson had thrown back his IeVer and put on the air brakes, but the train went grinding on. With eyes staring wide he saw the freight fifty feet away, then twen ty, then Thee he was battered back and forward, and to either side, as his locomotive tore 1 hrough a freight car, and the caboose be hind it. But always he kept his grip on the lever. The locomotive plowed from the tracks, but stayed upright, and came to a stop beyond the wrecked freight. The passen gers had known nothing of the impending disaster. Their first intimation came with the crash and Jar. Men were thrown from their seats as the first car followed the engine off the tracks. There was panic, of course and a wild scramble for the open air. There they saw the wrecked freigiit cars, and realized how close they had been to a great disaster. The next thought was for the engineer. A rush was made for his cab. He was standing there at his post, and his first words were: "Anybody hurt?’’. If ever a man wa cheered that man was John Erickson. Men offered money to him. He refused it. “you’ll take it on Christmas. You can’t refuse then,” shouted one man, and the others joined in the promise implied in that utterance. John Erickson is likely to have an unusual stockingful. While some of the passengers were bruised when thrown from their seats, only one man was injured seriously as a result of the collision, and he was not on the train. He was John Mantilino. He was at work repairing the tracks when the trains came together. He was struck by ^ying splinters and was Injured so badly that It Is feared he will die. The express engine was smashed badly. The first passenger coach was battered also. A wrecking train came soon after the accident and trains were running on regular schedule after three hours. The Atlantic City special is the finest train that the Central road runs through to Lakewood and Atlantic City. It is a vestibuled train and made up almost wholly of parlor coaches. Most of the passengers were New Yorkers bound for the winter resorts of South Jersey to spend tho holidays. SANTA IN WHITTIER HOUSE Kindergarten Children Made Happy This Morning. About fifty tiny children, all the way from three to six years of age, were made supremely happy this morning in Whittier House, No. 176 Grand street. It was the annual Christmas entertain ment of the Kindergarten, and a big tree, beautifully decked in glistening orna ments of silver, gold and tinsel, besides paper chains made by the youngsters themselves, and lighted with hundreds of candles, stood at the upper end of the big reception room. From the tree pres ents were distributed. The entertainment was given at ten un der the direction of Miss Stohr and Miss Smalley. For half an hour or so while the tree remained lighted an entertain ment was given by the children them selves. Kindergarten games were played and Christmas carols sung. Two little colored children gave a cake walk which fairly brought dowh the house. After the entertainment gifts were dis tributed. Kach girl received a prettily dressed doll, the gift of the young ladies of the Bergen school for girls, and the boys received toys of various descriptions, from drums down, the gifts of kind friends. The tree and its trimmings were also donated. Not only did the children receive the Whittier House gifts but the parents, most of whom were present, too': this occasion to bring Santa Claus to their offspring. Then, too. the parents re ceived gifts from the children in the way of Christmas cards made by the Kinder garteners for this purpose. Each child w'ent home loaded with gifts and happy The school will re-open at Whittier House Annex, No. 113 Sussex street, the Monday afier New Year’s Day. . XATTEI?« OF FACT. Pavonia Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra large cans, and tilled with red. ripe tomatoes, wholesale at D. E. Cleary Co.'* store*. Ask I your m-ocer for 'em. LIGHT F0R THE HOLIDAYS. ADDITIONAL LIGHT for the holidays can he obtained from the WELSBACH LIGHT at the lowest cost. BEAUTIFUL EFFECTS FOR STORE LIGHT ING studied and advice given by experts in our employ upon application. The attractive Reading Lamps on exhibit at our offices of new and varied design make ideal Christmas presents, Gas Heating appliances placed in cold rooms save doctor bills and afford great convenience and comfort to the occupants. Hudson Co. Gas Coupny • - - OFFICES . - - 109 MONTGOMERY ST., JERSEY CITY. 201 AVENUE D, BAYONNE. 751 MONTGOMERY ST., JERSEY CITY. 53S WASHINGTON ST., HOBOKEN. 263 CENTRAL AV., JERSEY CITY. 99 BERGENLINE AV„ T’N OF UNION. BELDEN CASE GOES OVER By Consent of Counsel Vice Chancellor Emery Grants a Week’s Adjournment RECEIVER FOR WATER CO. ASKED The Man Who Knows Whis pers That No More May Be Heard of Suit. Vice Chancellor Emery, on the consent ot both counsel engaged jn the suit to , have a receivership appointed for the Jer sey City Water Supply Company, today granted an adjournment of one week for the argument set for today for the return of the rule to show cause. Those who are in a position to know confidently say that there will be noth ing more heard about the attack on the company and the suit will be dropped. These authorities say that the suit was ridiculous because the position of the company was impregnable. Behind it was the best of financial support, and the con duct regarding the contracts complained of in the bill was legally, if nothing else, sound. The rule was asked for by William Bel den, one of the stockholders of the com pany, who alleges that the company is insolvent and unable to complete its con tract. The company’s answer to the alle gations in the bill is complete and shows that the contract awarded bjr Mr Flynn to others, complained of in the. bill, were assented to by Mr. Belden. It also shows that the company’s course has been in all things legal, and there need be no apprehension about completing what it had undertaken to do. Guy Fawkes and Czolgosz. In England on the evening of Guy ’Fawkes's day (November 5) many bonfire clubs held1 carnivals. The most note worthy was at' 'Lewes. The mock bishops of the various societies delivered orations appropriate, to the occasion, and four cleverly-deviled tableaux were destroyed. The tableaux of one society was a fiery representation of the electrocution of ■ Czolgosz. „ ’ At Bridgewater there was a Fawkes j saturnalia. The most gorgeous features i of the torchlight proce*?s?on were the rep i resentation on care of King Alfred burn 1 ing cakes in the neatherd’s cottage, the ; Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and suite on their Colonial tour and that of a Shamrock and Columbia yacht race. i MORGUE RECORD Nearly Two Thousand Bodies Received in Eight Years. HALF UNIDENTIFIED Keeper Speer Advocates Bill Providing for Taking In a month less than eight years bodies were received at the Jersey City Morgue. This is the record from Janu- ] ary 1, 1S94, to December 1, 190L Of this number, 950 were claimed by friends or relatives, and the remairder, 935, were either burled in Potter’s Field or in St. Peter’s Cemetery on "West Side avenue, which is practically the same as Snake Hill. Fifty per cent, of these cases were from the hospitals, largely the City Hospital. This is due to the fact that anybody is received at the city institution. The homeless and friendless are taken the ah' and left to die of some incurable disease. About twenty per cent, are accidents, mostly on the railroad, and the rest are suicides and murders. Of these cases •there have been many strange ones which ; the police were unable to solve. ■ Men of good families have killed them selves in local hotels and1 have been buried from the morgue. No one came to identify them. Morgue Keeper William Speer has advo cated the passage of a bill providing that all unidentified bodies be photographed. This, he says, will be of great assistance to relatives who do not learn of the loss of their loved ones until some timo after ! the burial in Potter’s Field. If there are j no means of identification the body re mains in a pauper's grave forever, where ! a photograph would lead to an ldentiii ■ cation. Numbers are the only records kept of the bodies brought to the morgue. It is believed that the bill will receive the attention of the legislators thi* spring. A bill has been drawn up and will be Introduced by a man from Hud* Pictures , son. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK, Dec. 24, 1901.—Forecast foe thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M.« Wednesday:—Fair tonight; partly cloudy tomorrow; fresh west winds. Hartnett’s Thermometrioal Repart Dec. 23. Deg. 3 P. M.86 6 P. M.38 9 P. M.39 12 midnight .3S[ Dec. 24. Der, b A. M.. i ■>■»»«»»»» 08 9 A. M....... 4(1 2 noon 44 DIED. MULLIGAN.—On Sunday, December 22, 1901. Mary II. Mulligan. *» Relatives and friends are Invited to at tend the funeral from her late residence. No. SO Jordan avenue, on Thursday, De cember 26; thence to St. Patrick’s Church where a mass will be offered for her at 9.30 A. M. - OLENDORP.-At Mount Vernon, N. December 21, 1901, Anna Nancy, wi of John Olendorf, in her S2d year. Funeral services will be held at r lute residence. No. 40 South Eighth ntte, on Tuesday. December 24, at 4 P. RONALD —On Monday. December £3, L at/2 A. M.. at his lute residence, N \ 1(3- Grand street. Jersey City, Hugh s Ronald, in his 70th year. ' Funeral services Tuesday evening, De cember 24, at S o'clock Interment Wednesday morning, Decem ber 25. VAN ARSDALE.—Suddenly, in this city, on Sunday, December 22. 1901. Stephen T. Van Arsdale, in his 63d year. Funeral services at his late residence, No. 58 Mercer street, on Tuesday even ing. December 24, at 8 o’clock. WRIGHT.—On Monday, December 23, 1901, Mary E.. widow of the late Police Commissioner Frederick W. Wright, aged 57 years. - Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral servtces on Tuesday, De. cember 24, at 8 P. M.. from her late resi dence, No. 81 Oak street, lu’-cniont at Stauuord, Conn.