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LAST EDITION. J '•,*»»* —yr,7 vt'--XfrlgOiTV ^-^ " JKRSEY CITY, IXKSPAT. PRICE -qWcBNIT^ HUDSPETH’S HUDSON MEASURES Freeholders May Now Save Money in Buying Coal for the Winter. CLEAR BOULEVARD TITLES i - I Bill for the Improvement of ; i the Paterson Piank Road By County and Trol ley Company. RELIEF FOR SNAKE HILL Assembly Schumann Introdu ces a Peculiar Bill for Re lief of Widows. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] ' TRFNTON, Feb. 4, 1902.—Senator Hud- ! Bpeth. has introduced into the Senate a batch of bills 'which are of great interest to Huds-rtm. One provides- that in counties wherein the fiscal year begins be:wee.i ‘November 1 and March 1 the chosen free holders may during the current fiscal year lawfully contract for a supply of coal for the next fisca-1 jrear, and borrow money to pay for the same. This is a measure of economy. The county uses at Snake Hill over 4,000 tons of coal a year, and as the fiscal year be- j gins December 1, the Freeholders cannot purchase coal until after that date. The * The Hackensack River at that time is frequently frozen so that coal cannot be ! brought to the county institutions by 'scows, and the Freeholders are limited j to the railroads and cartage. This adds to the cost of the coal, and the fact that it is much dearer in December than it is - in summer makes it cost county more than it would If the coal could be pur chased in summer. Besides this there are over 1,500 people in th$ various institutions at Snake Hill ai d the lack trf-«sproper coni supply would be disastrous. Another of Mr. Hudspeth’s bills pro vides for the improvemen-t of a part of the Paterson plank road in Jersey City, and requires the county and the trolley con pany using the same to bear the expense of the imprOvement Under the laws of 1900 Hudson County improved the Paterson plank road from Central avenue to Secaucus, and the Jer sey City, Hoboken and Paterson Trolley Company contracted to pay the county about $35,000. The road from Central avenue into Hoboken Is used for a con siderable distance by the trolley company, and a portion of the road leading down the hill info Hoboken is not used by the company. The Freeholders want to im prove the road so as to correspond with the part already built and have the trol ley company join with them. Farmers from Bergen county and men on the westerly silope of the hill and through the North Hudson sect on and ‘is the main artery from that sec tion through Hoboken to New York. The Toad is not improved to its full width, travel is difficult and congested, over it. For years the Board ha9 been using crushed stone over it but this washes away. The Freeholders have been requested by citizens in that neighbor hood to improve the road into Ho boken to its fu?ll width and pave it with Belgian block ex> that it will be passable and in good condition at all seasons of the year. The bill con tains a clause authorizing the Freeholders to build a viaduct or change the grade so as to cross the West Shore tracks which cross the road at the foot of the hill. This bill interests Bergen as much as it does Hudson, and will probably re ceive the support of that county. Still another of Mr. Hudspeth’s bills au thorizes chosen freeholders to raise by taxation money to pay for road improve ments, or damages or lands taken lor the construction of such roads. When the Boulevard was built certain lands donated to the county for the road were covered by mor-tgages, some of them so old that the presumption of payment arose, in some casess also damages and awards for lands taken were assessed, which remain unpaid. The Board needs $30,600 to $15,000 to pay these awards and clean up these titles and it for that pur pose that the bill was introduced. The last of these important Hudson bills authorizes the erection of additions or extensions to county lunatic asylums and additional buildings or pavilions to be used in connection therewith. This is intended to relieve the over crowded condition of the lunatic asylum at Snake Hill. The act is framed on the estimate that additions to the asylum are necessary at least once in five years. The board is limited so that it cannot issue bonds for more than one fifth of the cost of the construction of the original build Ing. Taking the growth of the county and the demands made upon it since the asyl um was erected as a guide. It Is estimated that the inmates of the institution will trcrease at the rate of four per cent, per annum. Mr. Schumann Introduced a bill In the House which has occasioned some specu lation. It Is paid that the bill Is an echo of the Graham case and -Is Intended to do away with the law upon Which Ju9 Ice Gum mere decided that a child’s life is worth only 11. Lawyers who got a glimpse of the b.dl before it was hurried to the printer pays that It provides that in actions for the recovery of damages to capes of person caused by wrongful act, neglect or default, where there are no children nor parents, the widow of such deaceawd shall be entitled to aH the dam ages recovered. Am the law now stands in cases of this j kind the widow would receive only one half and the bill is in-tended to give her all. HOUSE ADJOURNED [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON, Feb. 4. 1902.—Short sessions were the order in both Houses this morn ing. and then both adjourned to Monday night. The Senate received a few local bills and In the House two bills were re ported from committees. One of them is Mr. Bachellor’s joint rewer bill. The b'll providing for a monument to the Jersey troops on the battlefield of Antetam was amended by raising the amount to $10,00'.'. WANSER SWORN IN [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON, Feb. 4, 1902.—Major General Wanser took the oath of offee this morn ing in the Supreme Court office. Accom panied by Adjutant General Ollphant. the new commander of the National Guard walked over to the Supreme Court office where ^he oath was administered to him by ex-Governor Voorhees. LIQU9R MEN ANGRY Will Fight Alderman Wall’s Amendments to the Dance Hall Ordinance. The saloon keepers of Jersey City are organizing to fight the amendments to the dance hail ordinance introduced last week by Alderman John Wall of the Sixth Ward. A meeting has been called for Wednesday night in Palmetto Hall, La fayette and Pine streets, when the ordi nance will be discussed and a, committee appointed to attend the next meeting of the Board, at which the amendments will ■ come up. i All saloon keepers who have dance halls attached to their places vigorously oppose the amendments, which make it impera tive that a saloon keeper wishing to have any musical exhibition or dancing must secure a permit from the Committee on Exhibitions. This will cost $10. A fine of $50 is imposed for failure to comply with the ordinance. Alderman Wall was accused by the sa loon keepers of attacking them because of the trouble between the Rev. Joseph H. Meehan, of All Saints' Catholic Church in Lafayette, and Christian Neihouse, a saloon keeper, whose place of business is a block from the church. Dances were carried on in the hall in the rear of the saloon and Father Meehan protested. The police stopped the dances and since then the saloon keeper has erected a separate hall in which dances are held. Alderman Wall defends his position and that of Father Meehan by saying that the dance hall nractlce 't^g become somewhat of a disgrace. . .. “The amendments are a step toward wiping out low resorts,” he said, "and I believe it should be done. Father Meehan has no hand in qie matter whatever. He is no longer interested in the question. I offered the amendments for the good of the city. Saloon keepers should not be al lowed to run off fiances in little halls adjoining which are bar rooms. The Board should pay strict attention to these matters and I hope the amendments will go through. These resorts should not be allowed to exist. Think of how many young girls patronize them. Respectable persons should see that the fight for good government is kept up.” Father Meehan also denied that he was in any way mixed up In the matter. He had succeeded in accomplishing his pur pose some time ago and he is now con tented. The saloon keepers, however, take a different view of it. They say that it Is a blow at their trade and that it was done for a motive and they know who is insti gating the movement. Saloon Keeper John Stiles of Pine and Lafayette streets, said:— "We will make a strong fight and we hope to kill off the amendments. We hold a meeting Wednesday night. A commit tee will be selected to make the fight.” Saloon keepers 'from all over the city ar interested in the question and a large attendance is looked for. NO STRING TO THIS Contractor McGivney Has the Havana Sewer Contract in His Pocket. Mr. Henry McGivney, the well known contractor of this city, came home last night with a $10,000,000 contract in his pocket. He is "fixed and bound” to give the City of Havana a modern system of sewerage. To comply with tne terms of the specifications on which he bid he has put up $500,000, and when the $16,000,000 bonds of Havana City are floated, and these will be gobbled up in short order, Mr. Givney will begin the work. Span ish people are proverbially and historic ally slow, and to hurry them up the $500,000 deposited by the Jersey City peo ple bears interest until the bonds are sold. Mr. McGivney had a great deal of trouble with the Spanish municipal au thorities before the negotiations were successfully carried through. Patience and tact, however, accomplished wonders and now he has risen to the proud posi tion of being “muy slmpatico." In a month's time he will take a small force from Jersey City to superintend the work. _ FATHER TER WOERT HOME. Rector of St. Mary’s Parish Greatly Improved In Health. The Rev. B. Henry Ter Woert, rector of St. Mary's R. C. Church, Jersey avenue and Second street, who has for the past six weeks been stopping at Saranac Lake, N. Y„ for the benefit of his health, re turned to this city yesterday afternoon much improved. He will assume charge of the parish again this afternoon. During his absence Rev. Charles Smith was in charge. TO CURE A COED IN ONE BAT Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it falls to cure. E. W. Grove’s signature is on each box. So, “RANK PERJURY” Vice Chancellor Pitney En raged at Testimony of Witnesses in White Bribery Case, GRAND JUROR KRIEGER REBUKED New Charge Sprung in Court Against the Doctor by Prosecutor 0. D. Thompson. "In all my experience this is the worst case I have ever known. 1/ Is rank per jury from beginning to end," said Vice Chancellor Pitney yesterday afternoon in the course of the investigation of the bribery charges against Dr. George Wal lace White of West Hoboken, who is suing his wife for divorce. The hearing was full of sensations, and not one of the least of these was the severe rebuke to a njember of the present Grand Jury, George Krleger. This man was once Chief of Police of the Town of Union and now runs some kind of agency in West Hoboken. He is In the pay of Dr. White to serve subpoenaes. On the stand his flippant, know-it-all demeanor has repeatedly annoyed the Court, and particularly when, In answering a simple question, he persisted in making slur ring remarks about witnesses on the other side. This he was doing yesterday when a sharp rap of the gavel brought him to a halt. “This man,” said the Vice Chancellor, "Is not so astute but that he is trans parent. Your attitude (turn)ng squarely on Krleger) shows your disposition in this case. And from what I have seen in you I know what kind of a man you are. Your conduct is highly Improper.” Krleger winced at this public lesson and left the stand In a much wilted condition. Not less exciting was the testimony of Elias Gilkerson, the young man who swears money was paid to him, It is al leged, on behalf of Dr. White, to keep away. He told the Court that after the bribery incident was made public, Dr. White sent for him and offered him $75 to stick to him and that they would "shove on” David Ross the trouble then brewing. Dr. White vehemently denied this, and there were s.o many counter denials and accusations, all under oath, that the Court, with gfeat indignation, said it was the worst case he had known. Counselor Z. K. Ward, of Paterson, who represents Mrs. White, told what he had seen on the eventful Monday, January 13, when the bribery was said to have taken place in the corridor leading to the Chan cery Chambers. He saw Dr. White take mrt a rolt of billrancl gtve them to David Ross, after an animated conversation with the doctor. Counselor Ward said he was in the elevator of the building when Ross said to Gilkerson:— "This Isn't all you’re to get, but you mustn’t know a thing. You know Julia Eaton, she’ll make it all right.” Col. Ward, continuing, said he went tip to Ross and said to him:— “Do you know what you are doing? I can send you, Gilkersoh and Dr. White to jail for this. I saw you interfering with witnesses and I am going to tell Vice Chancellor Pitney, Gilkerson then j became alarmed and told me he would i tell the truth. They gave him $5. he said. "Did Rosis mention Julia Eaton?” asked Mr. Charles D. Tbompeom acting for the | State. "Yes, that woman there," said Colonel Ward, pointing to where sat the young ■woman resplendent in a purple waist ana furs. With anger flashing in. her eyes she Jumped up and almost ocreamed:— “My name Is Mrs. Eaton, if you please.” “Sit down,” thundered the Vice Chan cellor with a whack of the gavel. A little passage of arms, or rather tongues, took place next between ex Judge Robert S. Hudspeth and Colonel ' Ward about the exact words use by Colonel Ward at the close of the hea lug on January 13, Judge Hudspeth maintain ing that Mr. Ward said to Detective Van j Beuren, “You know as much as I do,” and Colonel Ward denying it. “You said' It,” said Judge Hudspeth. “I did not," roared Cdlonel Ward. What with the noise of the "You dids” and- “I .did no to” and the bass accoin- i panlment of the Vice Chancellor’s gavel It was Just like a “slle-nt” meeting of Sorosls. At last one could hear the Vies Chancellor saying:— “You are entitled, Judge, to all you can get out of it. Colonel Ward doesn’t care for it, and if I was in Ills place I wouldn’t, either.” There was another sputter when Fred erick Schmale was on the stand, He said that he saw Dr. White take out a big. big roll of bills and give some to that prince of sleuths, Spitz, who joined Gii kerson. This corroborated the latter’s story that Spitz also gave him, $5 from the doctor. Then Judge ’Hudspeth flew at the witness:— “Haven’t you been shadowing me and didn't I say in your presence that eaves droppers should have their necks broken, and didn’t you puff your vile cigar smoke in my face and—” That wonderful gavel cut short what promised to be Interesting. Mrs. White, Mrs. Woelcheir, Marcus Henry and the young co-respondenit, Eddie Zink, gave testimony of no particular Interest aiid then Gilkerson was recalled. He said that after the hearing or. Janu ary 13 Mrs. Eaton stopped at the place he worked, and inviting hira Into her car riage told him that prison was staring him In the face If he didn’t stick to Dr. White. She, he said, told him to come to her house and she would give him an ex tra 35. Gilkerson, continuing, said that Dr. White called at her house and left word for him to call at the doctor's on Sunday morning. When he got there the doctor closed the doors of the room In which they sat and toid him he wduld give g.i If he would stick to him, the doctor, and they would put it up to Rose. Dr. White took the stand and emphat' eally denied that he ever offered Gilker son anything. He had received warnings he said, from his couneel, and It was not likely he would do such a foolish ming Mrs. John Eaton, who sj.ood up at the request of Judge Hudspeth, positively de nied that she had ever eald anything t-'i GiMyreon.^. ■ . t.l, GUV.erson in hit »eat lauifhtd aloud and s - • ■ r' [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] \ TRENTON, Feb. 4, 1902.—At 2:40 P. today Frank O. Briggs received the Ret publican caucu3 for State Treasurer, de feating his opponent Senator Charles A: Reed, of Somerset, by one vote. The vote was 32 for Briggs, and 31 for Reed. Briggs's fight had the support of ex Governor Voorhees, the Essex men and. In fact, all that faction who supported Senator John W. Drydon. On the Re side were the Gummere, Hancock a: South Jersey men who opposed Dryden’e nomination. - , , .. -y shook his head at the denials of the previous witnesses. Then came George Krieger, who had to pass a very unpleasant quarter of an hour at the hands of Mr. Charles D. Thomp son. The “Chief" first said he was serv ing subpoenas until half-past nine o'clock the night he was at the doctor’s house, but he couldn’t recall anybody on whom he had served a subpoena. “I guess not," said Mr. Thompson, drily. Hera Krieger came foul of the Vice Chancellor, who administered to him a verbal drubbing. An adjournment took place until Mon day next. MORE ~SpLLP0X Health Inspector Arrests a Victim of the Disease on the Street This Morning. Deputy Health Inspector Salmon this morning -saw a man standing at the cor ner of Washington and Montgomery streets Who. seemed to he weak. A close look at the man showed he was suffering with smallpox. Salmon called an. ambu lance and had the victim removed to the j pest house at Snake Hill. 'He gave his name as Andrew Olsen, fifty years old, and said he had been living in lodging house for some time. His condition is not serious. TUNNEL TERMINAL ^ Land Bought in New York, for Trolley Line From Jersey City. The newly organized company to com plete the old Hudson River tunnel, through which will pass to New York the cars of the North Jersey Street Rail way Company, have decided on the New Y'ork City terminals. It will be west of Sixth avenue, between Christopher and Leroy streets. Yesterday it was announced .that the company had commissioned Alfred E. Marlin, of the firm, of H. S. Ely & Co., to acquire the land necessary, and Mr. Marling said yesterday to a “News’1 re porter that for some months he had been arranging sales with owners on the ter ritory. This territory for the terminal will need at least two whole blocks, and the right of way under several others. Mr. Marl ing would not say where the blocks were for the very good reason that to mention it would mean a repetition of the Penn sylvania Railroad Company's experience when they wanted to buy up certain blocks near Thirtieth street and Ninth avenne. Shrewd speculators got wind of the railroad company's scheme and the prices rose 100'to 150 per cent. The tunnel will connect with the New York traction lines at the above named location. The tunnel company has bought lots in Leroy street, but It is understood to be after blocks just south of Christo pher street, from Greenwich street to the river, which are comparatively cheap, the improvements on which consist of o.d brick or frame buildings, with a large percentage of stables and sheds. The tracks will rise from the tunnel to the surface of the street on a gentle in cline. This will be constructed on the two blocks to be bought for the terminals. The balance of the property under nego tiation is wanted only for the right to tunnel beneath it. HRS. KING DOESN’T DEFEND. West Side Avenue Divorce Suit Be fore s Master Today, A number of West Side people flock’d to the law offices of John S. McMaster, in the First National Bank bui dlng, this afternoon,, to give testimony in the di vorce suit brought by William J. R King, son of a prominen t business man on West Side avenue, against his wife, Mrs. Caroline King. In 1893, King, who attended West Side Avenue M. E. Church, met the pretty Miss Carrie Wilson and after a br ef courtship they were married by the late Rev. John Atkinson. Everything went well until friends, “candid friends,”' brought disagreeable news to King and he and. his brothers played detective. The result of their labors resulted In this suit in which there are several co respondents named. The most offending of these is one named SosfcoJdl, engaged In a Maiden Lane Jewelry store. Counsellor Walter K. 'Rifdsall put la a strong cae. There was no.defense and the referee, Mr. McMaster, will advise a de cree. _ COURT CALENDAR. TIDED JUICIDE. Pitiable Condition of Mrs. Chartrand Before Her Removal to Morris Plains. In her rational moments her weak mind, torn with anguish over the thought of soon being parted from her beloved chil ! dren—perhaps forever—Mrs. Vemdedora thartrand, .who shot and killed her hus band at the Hoboken curling rink on Oc tober 31, laid plans for self destruction in her cell in the' County Jail on Sunday night. On Saturday afternoon the mother and a brother of the unfortunate woman vis ited the Jail, and it Is presumed that they made known ’to her the fact so long con cealed by the officials of the iail, that she was to be taken to the Morris Plains In sane-Asylum On Monday. The poor woman at once became incon solable. All night long she wept and cried aloud for her children. The other female prisoners of the ward tried to con sole her but without avail. It became necessary to lock her in her cell, where sleep soon came to her relief. All day Sunday she wa* unusually morose, and although not violent, would talk, to no body. This condition continued until shdrtiy before ten o’clock, when Warden Sullivan was hastily summoned to the corridor in which Mrs, Chartrattd’s ceil is located. The other women of the waid thought that their inpane associate would do herself some bodily Injury, they said. The warden found that the unfortunate woman In her paroxysms of anguish and fear had torn her outer garment Into shreds, a number of pieces of which had been tied together to make a rope and were strung on the inside of the cell door. The poor sufferer refused to be comfort ed, but cried aloud for her children. Warden Sullivan, with two or three fe male prisoners, was obliged to sit with her all night to prevent her inflicting in jury in her person. About four o’clock yesterday morning she fell asleep. When her brother and sister, Frank and j Helen Harroum, arrived at the Jail yes- | terday morning, Mrs, Chartrand did not notice them. She had been previously soothed by assurances from the Jail offi cials t hat she was to be taken home to her children and made preparations to go willingly. All the clothing she had worn during her term of imprisonment were re moved and, clad In an entirely new out fit furnished by her relatives, she was taken to the Morris Plains Asylum by Constable O'Brien. Her brother and sis ter parted with the unfortunate woman in the asylum office. She was quiet and tractable, apparently not realizing her position. Thus, for a time at least, ends the story of the tragedy that startled Hoboken a few months ago. INORANHNCIDENT Commissioners Willing to Tes tify But Not to Prosecute— Up to Erwin. The Board of Street and Water Com missioners will meet this afternoon at the City Hall. The case of Robert In gram, the resigned engineer of High Ser vice of the Water Department, who con fessed to attempting to eteal moneys from the city by padding pay rolls and overcharging tor repairs, will receive no consideration. The Commissioners con sider the case closed so far as they ate concerned. They have taken the stand that.as the man did not actually get ar.y of the money he attempted to steal and Is now in no position to -steal any, the mat ter is at an end. This eland, they take it. Is proper In view of the fact he is a veteran and has a family and did not commit a crime. Commissioner Heintz said this morning: "The Board had in its pose Ssicm evi dence that Ingram, had attc-mp;ed to steal but he was balked and asked to resign. This he re fused to do at first, but later did so on advice of counsel, he paid. There was no threat that unless he resigned he would be indicted. Such was never our intention, but we were determined that such a man should not continue in office. When he Was before the Board he was told that it he requested it we would give him a hearing and offered to have Assistant Corporation Attorney Carey represent him while Corporation Attorney Queen would represent the city. Tn:s offer he declined and resigned. “If there is any strong desire on the part of anyone to bring the matter before the Grand Jury It will no doubt be easy. The Republican Proeeoutcr cam do it and if we are required to be present we will go gladly.” ___ THE EXCISE BOARD The Board of Excise Commissioners will meet tonight to consider one application for a license and turteen applications for transfers of licenses received at the last meeting. No one interested in this Board will talk about the probability of the appointment of two Inspectors and an assistant elerk at this meeting, but it is thought that nothing will be done on these points until later. ___ HEAP WATER FACTS George T. Bouton, Clerk of the Street and Water Commissioners, will present to that Board at this afternoon’s meeting a voluminous report showing the condi tion of the Water Department at the time of his resignation as water supervisor. Mr. Bouton resigned on February 1. “SO SAY WE ALL OF US." The consistory of the Bergen Reformed Church held a short meeting last night. The members united in expressing their hopes that the Rev. Cornelius Bretf, D.D., the pastor, would enjoy his month's vacation, which begins next Saturday. He will go to the West Indies. An Old and Well Triad Remedy. Mrs. Wtnmow's Soothing Syrup far chil dren teething snoaid aiwaye toe peed for children- while teething. It eoft%ns the guma- allays the pain, cure* wind colic and ’ Is the best remedy lor diarrhoea. Twetur-ftv* carta pie bottla. -• - ELEVATOR STUCK Three Horses, Three Men and Three Vehicles in a Breezy Predicament. HALF WAY UP THE HILL Ice Clogs the Wheels of the Inclined Plane Machine at Pohlmann’s Garden. Disabled by ice on its wheels, the wagon elevator which raises and lowers vehlc.es up and down the hillside near the Pali sade avenue station of the North Hudson County Railway, came to ft sudden stop at 7.30 o'clock this morning while in the middle of the incline. On hoard the ma chine were two trucks and one wagon. They were still ther up to one o’clock this afternoon, suspended over the preci pice, and despite every effort of the work men, the machine could not be moved an inch either up or down. The drivers of the trucks swore, and the horses, ex posed to the biting wind and snow, shiv ered and pranced, but no one oould help them out of their predicament. The ma chine. as though playing a trick on its unfortunate passengers, absolutely re fused to budge. The elevator consists of two movable platforms, each of which runs on a separ ate track. When one platform is at the bottom of the hill the other is at the top. One cable works the two, on the principle of the block and fail, so that one cannot descend without raising the other and vice versa. Both at the top and at the bottom of the hill there is a landing. There is no possible way in which a vehicle can be removed from the plat forms except at the landings. The ma chine is run by electricity, operated by a man at the top of the hill. At 7:30 o’clock this morning two team trucks boarded the platform at the bot tom of the. hill while one of H. H. Steele’s laundry wagons got on the one at the top. The machine was started up, but just as the two platforms were about to pass each other on the steep incline, they came to a sudden stop, and there they stayed. The ascending platform had got its wheels wet in a • pool near the lower landing. The water froze the wheels stiff. After numerous useless ef forts were made to start the machine in the usual way crow bars were used on the wheels, but all to no purpose. It - could not be bridged either upward or downward. This morning many people gathered at the top of the hill and watch ed the workman trying to get the ma chine to run. When noon came the horses were Jed, and their drivers seemed to ' have made up their minds to meet the worst if they remained at their dizzy height all night, -st.——— MR. BLAKE’S FUNERAL Republican County Committee and Bergen Club Will At tend the Service. | Sergeant-at-Arms Albert Blake of the Republican County Committee, who d ed I yesterday morning of pneumonia, will be buried tomorrow morning. Services will be held this veening at the house, No. 99 Newkirk street. Members of the County Committee and Bergen Republican Club will attend. DECISION RESERVED Judge Kavini Highly Endorse* Mnl Hi ns & Sons’ Business Integrity. Judge Nevius, In the Circuit Court yes terday afternoon, at the conclusion of the hearing on the appeal made by Lawyer Elmer Demarest to have set aside two attachments on the household gooods of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller, of Bayonne, obtained by Mullins & Co., referred in highly complimentary terms to the well known business integrity of the Jersey i City furniture dealers who figured in the j action. i The Judge, in announcing that he would ; reserve decision until he had carefully ! examined the contradictory testimony in the case, said that he was satisfied from , the evidence that Mullins & Co. was a reputable business firm, that he was con vinced of the honorable position of Mr. j John Mullins and bis nephew and busi | ness manager, Mr. Michael F. Mullins, in t the matter, and that If any mistake or misrepresentation had been made at all it was due to the action of Bryan King, the firm’s agent. Later in the proceed j ings the Court again took occasion to refer in still higher terms to Mullins & Co., and complimented them on their fair and honest business dealings. CHANCERY CHAMBERS CLOSED. Today being the opening of the Chan cery Court, February term, all the Vice Chancellors are down there and as a con sequence Chancery Chambers in this city ; were closed. Vice Chancellors Stevenson j and Pitney will sit here tomorrow. Where It’* Worm is Winter, The North American Continent has many delightful winter resorts, easy of access to those who wish to get away from the rigid winters of the more north ern States. Low winter excursion rates are offered to many of these points by the Lacka wanna Railroad. Among the most popu lar resorts are Hot Springs, Ark., $57.10, and Las Vegas Hot Springs, N. M.. $55.70, with a return limit of three months; Monterey, Mex„ $58.50, Mexico City, Mex ico, $112:10; Prescott, Phoenix or Tucson, j Ariz., $117.70; and California coast points, ! $143.70, with a return limit of nine months. These tickets allow choice of routes and permit stop-over privileges west of Mis souri points. Low rates are also offered under the same conditions, to numerous points in Texas, Louisiana and New j MTheC<through service of the Lackawanna j is surpassed by no other road out of the j East, California or City of Mexico is j reached with but one change of cars; j only one night on the road is required to j reach Chicago or St. Louis; two to reach Denver and four to reach San Francisco. For further information regarding above points or Southern winter resorts via Atlantic steamers, address- GUy Adams, D. P. 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DAS KILLED HIM County Jail Keeper Found Dead in His Apartments This Morning, Edward Conger, a keeper at the county jail, was found dead from asphyxiation by illuminating gas at his home. No. 49 St. Paul's avenue. Heights, early this morn ihg. _ .-...- --- Cbnger had left his work at the tusual hour last night. He arrived home at ten o'clock land quarrelled with his house keeper, who went down stairs to the apartments of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Dono hue to sleep. Soon afterwards they heard considerable noise on the floor above and then absolute silence. They then con cluded that Conger, who was slightly un der the Influence of liquor, had gone to sleep. When the milkman arrived in the morn ing he smelled gas and notified the Dono hues of the fact. Going up stairs, after opening all the doors and windows to a. lotv the gas to escape, they found Conger on the floor of a bed room partly dressed. He had evidently been dead for several hours. A broken bracket lln the kitchen, two rooms away, from which a great force of gas escaped, told the story of the death. It had evidently been broken by tne unfortunate young man either In his anger or accidentally. He then partly un dressed and the finding of his body two rooms away is regarded as an evidence that he tried fo get out of the apart ments when he was overcome by the gas. The body was removed this morning to the home of his father, Harvey Conger, at No. 18 Court House place. Arrange ments for the funeral have not yet been completed. Edward Conger was thirty-six years of age, and had served as a keeper in the jail under Sheriff Heller and Sheriff Ruempler. He was regarded as a trust worthy officer, and had charge of ward No. 3 in which the most dangerous criminals and murderers are confided. He was fearless in the discharge of his duty, and all prisoners under him recognized that fact. BURIED IN POTTER’S FIELD City Hospital Patient Said He Was Grover Cleveland’s Schoolmate. John Post, who told Warden Osborne of the City Hospital that he was a school male of former President Cleveland an.I j who died In the CHy Hospital last Satur day, was buried yesterday afternoon in Totter s Field. Post also told the warden that he had relations in Auburn, N. Y , and in St. Louis. The warden wrote to -he addresses given but no answers were received. Post was sixty-four year? old. He wan dered Into the hospital early last week. He died of heart disease. GEORGIA AT SEA GIRT Troops of That State to be Repre sented at Fi#e Contest. [Special to "The Jersey City News."] ATLANTA. Ga.. Feb. t. 1992.—Prepara tions are being made for the troops of this State to be represented .In the annual International rifle contest to be held at i Sea Girt neat summer. A team consist- ! In* of twelve men, to be selected from the , sharpshooters’ ranks of the Governor s » Horse Guard, will be entered in the shoot. A number of members of the guard i wear the expert sharpshooters' badges, | conferred by the State of Georgia upon i State militiamen who have made the highest scores in State rifle practice. Georgia has not been represented at 3ea Girt for the past three years on ac- | ;ount of difference® existing between the Savannah, Ga., team and the New Jersey j Riffle Aisoclatlea. ’ J NEW FQ OFFICE Merchants’ Association Ap point a Committee to Further the Scheme At last night's meeting of the Mer chants’ Protective Association a- Mul [ Isr’s Hall, No. 642 Newark avenue, the following committees for the ensuing year "■Treitr-artJppfritwr try Preshimt A. E; Roy: Executive—Andrew’ Knox. Joseph Schei lenberger, Harry Ward and F. T. Kelle her. Finance—A. A. Smyth. W. G, Howeth. i Special Brands—J. E. Banks. A^enry Hoersch, John Bosquett, James Finlay, J. W. Beach. Mr. Joseph E. Bernstein called attention to the coming meeting of the Home Mar ket league and urged members to attend j the same. There #as considerable discussion over the new Jersey City post office matter, and the president was authorized to ap point a committee of five to act in. con junction with the Board of Trade's com mittee in the effort to obtain i~ new Federal building. The committee on membership reported favorably on the applications of A. G. Rubl and Chris. Weftkamp and they were elected. Propositions were received from John Ed el stein ar.dF. P. Schroeder. WEATHER INDICATIONS NETV YORK. Feb. 4, 1902.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. WednesdaySnow tonight; fair and colder tomorrow; west winds. Hartnett’* Record Feb. 3. Deg. 3 P. M..22 6 P. M. 2b 9 A. M. IS 12 midnight . 18 Feb. 6 Deg. ' 6 A. M..., 14 9 A. M.18 12 noon .II MATTERS OF FACT. Pavonla Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra* large cans, and filled with red. ripe tomatoes, wholesale at D. B. Cleary Co.’a stores. Ask your ameer for 'em. DIED. BLAKE—On February 2, 1902, Albert Blake. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral services at hts late resi dence. No. 99 Newkirk street, on Tuesday, evening, February 4. at 8 o'clock. JHer^ beis of Anchor Lodge. No. 47, A. O, IT. W\. the Bergen Republican Club and Re publican County Committee are invited to attend. Interment private. CURRAN—On Monday. February ~ Mi.rgaret Curran, o’augbter of * Curran and the late Ellen Cl aged 14 years and 6 months. Relatives arid friends are respect invited to attend the funeraJ from her late residence No. 102 Bright street, on Wednesday. February 5, at two P. M. GROESCHEL—Or. February 2, 1902, at No. 40 Hutton street. Jersey City, Ed win Wright Groeschel, beloved hus band of Ada Groeschel. son of Eliza beth and the late George C. Groeschel and grandson of the late Ganedal L. R. V. Wright. Services at above address Tuesday even ing at 8 o'clock. Interment at convenience of the faml.y. ARREARS Of WATER RENTS Notice is. hereby given to a! parties who are in ARREARS for WATER RENTS or who yet OWE WATER RENTS for the CURRENT YEAR, that unless the same are PAID IMMEDI ATELY or an agreement en tered into with this depart ment for the early payment of same, the WATER will be SHUT OFF from the premises at once. For tfce Board of Street and Wat r Commissioners, GEO. T. BOUTON, Clerk. IXued Jersey City. Jin. a, 1**.