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ONE CENT LAST EDITION LAST EDITION. ONE CENT LAST EDITION. PR ICE ON E CENT. " ♦ f NOT A TRACE OF HER Josie Grimley, Sweet Six teen, Put on Her Best Dress and Dis GEORSS BEGSMAN DISCONSOLATE He Boasted of His Mashes and Now He Is as Anx ious as Josie’s Parents. Josle Grimley. the sixteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Grimley, of No. 461 Fairmont avenue, is mysteriously missing from home, and de spite the most energetic efforts of her parents and friends to find her, her whereabouts cannot be learned, dhe giii left home on Sunday afternoon to visit the family of her accepted lover, George Hegemar,, a seventeen-year-old boy, with whom she went to school. The Hegeman family live at No. 49, Highland avenue, near the Boulevard. This visit the girl made and left there about 6 o'clock in the evening. Then she disappeared as if the earth had opened and swallowed her. Kver sinae young Hegeman and Miss Grimley met. seven years ago at school, they have been inseparable companions. A little over two years ago the family of the girl suspected that there was some thing- other man mere menuouv mg between the two, anti they accepted the young man .with a clear understand ing. It was considered that the school chums would some day marry, and the idea was by no means displeasing ro the family of either of the1 young people. But of late Hegeman has been acting in a manner that has led the girl to think that she was no longer as much to him as she was formerly, and she became moody. This was noticed by her parents, and they did all they could to cheer her up, but with little success. Notwith standing the turn affairs had taken, Miss Grimley continued to visit the home of her sweetheart as she had done for years, so when, on Sunday, she dressed herself In her new clothes, including the --r---- j long skirt she had ever worn, and saiJ she was going to Kegeman’s nothing was thought of the matter. George Hegeman is a very big hoy. He Is about six feet tali and built in pro portion so that he looks to be fully twenty-three or four years old. He left school some time ago because he thought himself too big to continue with the boys of his age who are much more insig nificant in appearance than he. Then he secured a position as a trolley conductor. He had the habit of youth in boasting and took pleasure in teasing his sweet heart with stories of all the pretty ladies he met and became acquainted with while collecting fares. He farther exaggerated matters by saying at different tithes that he had made engagements to visit some of these transient acquaintances, and it was this that was chiefly the cause of the melancholy that took possession of Miss Grimley. On Sunday afternoon he made such a remark In the presence of Miss Grimley while she was at his home. Contrary to her usual manner of receiv ing such remarks the girl seemed to pay no attention to him but was unusually vivaclous. When six o'clock came she departed saying that she was going home. Mr. and Mrs. Grimley waited up until midnight for their daughter but she did not come. They expected that she and Hegeman would arrive at the house at any time, and all unsuspecting Mr. Grim ley retired to his room. In preparing his bed, a task his daughter had always un dertaken before, Mr. Grimley found a sealed envelope on the covers. It was addressed In his daughter’s handwriting to her mother. Mrs. Grimley opened the envelope. It contained a note saying that the missing one had been married and expressing the hope that her parents would not be angry. The first thought was that the girl and Hegeman had gone off and married. This was not expected, but still as just this result of the rela tions of the young people was looked for ultimately, tne parents aio not receive the information ungraciously and went to bed in the thought that their daughter and Hegeman would come to the house the next day to ask the paternal blessing, which would be given. On Monday Hegeman called at the Grimley home as he usually did when he was off duty, and asked for Josle. Mrs. Grimley was greatly taken aback and in the greatest excitement asked the young man if he did not know where her daugh ter was. Upon his denial Mrs. Grimley showed him the note that was found the night before by Mr. Grimley. Then fol lowed a search that was made among all the friends of the family and of the girl, but without result. Mrs. Grimley was al most prostrated and her husband and the young man exerted every effort to lo cate the missing one. Yesterday after noon they gave the task up as hopeless. A few hours later MrB. Grimley re ceived a letter from New York City. It •was postmarked “Station L," and was from her daughter. It expressed the hope that Mr. and Mrs. Grimley were well and contained a remark about the storm. In a postscript the girl said that she would probably go to Florida. There was no reference In this letter about marriage. Mr. Grimley Is a retired balloon manu facturer. He is an extensive property owner and is well and generally known In the Bergen section. He said this morn ing: “Josie is away. I don't know where she Is, but I am not worrying. She will prob ably return soon. At least I hope she does. I have not asked the police to look for her as yet, but if she does not come back soon I shall have to do so.'’ Mrs. Grimley was prostrated. She has said, however, that she would rather see her daughter dead than return with any but a respectable and wortny husband. An Old and Well Trisi-Remody. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for chil dren teething snould always be used for children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic •nd is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle. 1 She feels the blow very much, because the | girl is an only child. Miss Grimley is a very affectionate girl. She is rather pretty, not so much in feat ures, but in what her friends terms a sweet and angelic expression. She is about five feet four Inches tall, and was dressed in a dark short jacket and dark skirt. She also w'ore a picture hat. She is blonde, and wears her hair pompadour. She has never been in the habit of going out much, and was never to a ball in her life. George Hegeman Is very much wrought up over the disappearance of the girl. He said that whoever has her can keep her, but if he does not treat her right, and he ever hears of it, there will be trouble for that gentleman. LADIES OF ST. JO SEPH’S Enthusiastic Meeting of the Branch of the Catholic Benevolent Associa tion. At an enthusiastic meeting of the ladles of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic parish, held last night at Pavonia Hall, Pavonia avenue,near Baldwin,St. Joseph's Branch, No. 503, of the Radies' Catholic Benevo lent Association, was formally Instituted by Supreme Second Vice President rs. Quinn, of Newark, assisted by Mrs. Gal vin. Twenty membeis signed the roll, and i. was decided to hold meetings on the first and third Thursdays of each month. The Rev. Father Patrick E. Smyth, rector of St. Joseph's, was chosen spir itual adviser, and the following officers were elected: Miss Sullivan, president; Miss Anna Ward, first vice- president; Miss Elizabeth M. Gaine, second vice president; Miss Magdalene Williams, re corder; Miss Julia Martin, assistant re CUIUCI , VY Cl licit ot>v>vi.u>v ) Zvlrs. Bosquett, treasurer; Mrs. Cum mings, marshal; Mrs. Bridget Murphy, guard; trustees, Mrs. Ashoshay Mrs. Florence Williams, Mrs. McCoy, Mrs. Burns and Mrs. Herbert. The officers were installed by Supreme Second Vice President Mrs. Quinn, and the president named the following mem bers of the finance committee: Mrs. Cath erine Murphy, Miss Florence Williams and Mrs. Ashoskay. Miss M. Martin was appointed past president and three dele gates were elected to represent the as sociation in the State Senate. Speeches were made by the president, Miss Sullivan; Sister Galvin. Sister Fla herty, past president Hoboken Branch No. 248; Sister Wachter,. past president St. Lucy's Branch; Sister Lane, past pres ident Our Lady of Victory Branch; Presi dent Evans, St. John’s Branch; Sister Murray, Hoboken Branch; Mrs. Fitzgib bons, Supreme second vice president; Mrs. Quinn. Mrs. Sullivan and Mr§. Murray, president Hoboken Branch. Addresses' were also made by members of Our Lady of Grace Branch, of Hoboken. The new organization was started under the most auspicious, .circumstances, and from the interest manifested it is be lieved that.success is assured. BOGUS WIDOW ARRAIGNED Man and Woman Who Tried to Defraud the Title, Guaran tee Company Plead Not Guilty. Clad In deep mourning, with a heavy crepe veil concealing her face, Mrs. Jane West, who claims to be the widow of a man named Dingelstedt, was arraigned with Real Estate Dealer Ralph Cohen, of New York, in the Court of General sses sions this morning, to plead to an indict ment charging her with attempting to de fraud the New Jersey Title Guarantee and Trust Company out of $3,000 by means of a fraudulent bond and forged mon tage. The accused woman In a clear voice en tered a- plea of not guilty to the four counts of the indictment, one charging the forging of the bond; another the forg ery of the mortgage; a third false per sonation, and the fourth conspiracy. She requested Judge Blair to assign Assembly man Fallon to defend her, and the request was complied with. The trial will take place at an early day. Prosecutor Erwin has recovered from an attack of quinsy sore throat, and Is now at Trenton looking after appeals to the upper courts from convictions in the county criminal courts. There will be trials of General Sessions cases next week. DEMOCRATIC BOWLERS Match Between the Fourth and Eleventh Ward Teams Postponed The meeting of the teams of the Eleventh and Fourth Ward Democratic clubs, which was to have taken place on Norman’s Court House alleys last night, was postponed until next Friday night. Considerable interest is being manifested in this series of games by reason of the commanding lead the Eleventh Warders now have in the race and the stiff game the Fourth Ward representatives have been putting up. At the conclusion of these games a match, best four out of seven, for $25 a side will be rolled by Louis Kuncken, the Eleventh W'ard's champion, who is in the lead for the individual score trophy in the Democratic Club tournament, and J. Eastmead, the well-known Jersey City bowler. LICENSES GRANTED New Excise Board Meets and Trans* acts Some Basinets. The Board of Excise Commissioners met last night at the City Hall. The session was a short one. Licenses were granted to James Tumulty, of No. 344 Barrow 1 street; Michael Angelo, No. 566 Grove street; Edward Murphy, of No. 246 Erie street; John Donovan, of No. 561 Palisade avenue, and Martin Mar.nix, of No. 462 Jersey avenue. Licenses were refused to Edward Gren baut, of No. 334 Second street. DAMAGE SUIT SETTLED A suit of Mrs. Lena Bloomberg against the North Jersey Street Hallway Com pany for damages for injuries received By her five-year-old child was settled in the Circuit Com, this morning by agreement of counselJF Lawyer William H. Speer, Jr., who ^presented the plaintiff, an nounced Mr it the amount for which the suit had/Seea stttied was 1160, TOUCH ON JOHN BOYD Mayor Fagan Demands the Abolishing of the Lamp Inspector’s Office. Mayor Fagan yesterday sent to the Board of Street and Water Commission ers a communication In which he de mands that the office of Lamp Inspector, now held by John Boyd, be done away with. The Commissioners were in session at the time and the communication was referred to the proper committee. The Mayor said:— “My attention has beeii called to the office of Lamp Inspector, which is at present held by John Boyd, undeT ap pointment of your Honorable Board. "I And upon Investigation that the con ditions affecting this office are substan tially as follows: The apparent duties 1 of the office are to ascertain and report : the condition of the different Btreet lamps, and to see that the same are kept light ed each night for the number of hours required by the contracts of the lighting companies with the city, and to see that ' needed repairs upon the same are made ; from time to time. It hi, of course, mani fest, that the inspector cannot, by per sonal observation, ascertain the -number of hours that each light is kept lighted j during each night. As a matter of fact, this duty is performed by the police of the city. Under the rules of the Police Department, each night patrolman in spects and watches the lamps upon his beat, and submits in the morning a re port to the department showing what lights during the night, upon his beat, have not been lighted and the hours dur ing which the same have not been lighted. The Lamp Inspector goes over these re ports each morning at the Police Head quarters, and makes up a statement which is submitted to your board. The Ilf, 11 Lit if, (.uuijjaiuvo ait vumj<t«vu i.w deductions for the lights which are shown by these reports not to have been light ed according to contract. The Lamp In spector, ascertaining that a lamp is | broken in any part of the city, which in- j formation is not obtained by personal ob- 1 serration, but .coines from the police or from citizens in the neighborhood of the j defective light, notifies the lighting com- : pany, and the company immediately sends its man to make the necessary repairs, j It is, of course, for the interest of the : companies to do this prompty, in order to maintain the efficiency of their plant. As a matter of fact, the lighting companies 1 maintain their own system of inspection, ; which is bound to be efficient, in t'helr own interest. It appears that the saving to the city, in the report made by the Lamp Inspec tor, of lamps not lighted according to contract, does not exceed 1150 per year, while the salary of the Lamp Inspector :s $1,200 per year. In addition to which he receives about $20 a month for expenses From all these facts it is obvious that , the office of Lamp Inspector is a per fectly useless position and should be j abolished. It is apparent tha t any e.iee- ] tlve inspection from day to day and from ! night to night of the thousands of lamps I by which our streets are lighted, can only be done by an army of inspectors, which j duty, in this instance, the police are ad- i mirably qualified to perform and do per form. As a matter of fact, all informa tion of value In reference to our s.reet lamps and the lighting .thereof from day to day is now obtained by the patrolman. | Such part of the Lamp Inspector's du- j ties as are really essential can be per- 1 formed by some clerk in your office by the expenditure of a few moments’ labor per day. The Police Department will gladly, upon request of your board, send each morning to your office the reports turned In by the patrolmen showing the condition of the lights in the various parts of the city during the previous night. From these reports a clerk can in a few moments make an abstract of such in formation as will enable the city to make the proper deduction from the lighting bills due from the city to the lighting companies, and the same clerk can also send to the companies a notice of the de fective condition of any lamp shown to be out of order by the report of the Po lice Department or by reports sent in by the citizens. Under all these circumstances, I deem the further employment of a Lamp In- : spector to be an absolute waste of the public money. I therefore recommend that your honorable body abolish the of fice of lamp Inspector, and discharge the present incumbent «f that position, and make arrangements for the performance ; by one of your other employee of such j portion of the Lamp Inspector’s duties as may be necessary to enable the city to take advantage of the Information gath ered and turned In by the Police Depart ment. Respectfully submitted, M. M. FAGAN. Mayor. Jersey City, February 18, 1802. XATTJSR8 OF FACT. Pavonia Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra large can*, and filled with red. ripe tomatoes, wholesale at D. E. Cleary Co.'* atorea. Ask votir proner for 'em. | » LETTER HEADS. ° BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. ENVELOPES. CIRCULARS. LAW PAMPHLETS. PROGRAMMES. CATALOGUES. FRED ATE MOST Ex-Captain Farrier Wins the Medal at the Beef steak Dipner. Again last evening the members of the; Herman Schmeltz Association, of the. downstown section of the city, dis tinguished themselves, when they gave another of those famous beefsteak din ners, which have become so widely known throughout the city. Last evening it was the sixth annual dinner, and it Was held in Gariy’s Hall, No. 51 Newark avenue. Covers were laid for 200 guests, and at 9 o'clock, when President Frank McKenna announced that everything was ready for the steak to be served, every seat was occupied. From that time on, and up until 2 o'clock this morning there was plenty to eat and drink and a host, of good entertain ers, who kept the company in roars of laughter. The hall was elaborately decorated with American flags and large palms. The medal for eating the most beefsteak was almost a toss up between Captain Fred T. Farrier and Sergeant-at-Arms Charles McHugh, who sat directly opposite one another, and the committee in charge de cided that although McHugh had gotten away with about four pounds of the juicy steak, the captain had a little the better of him, and he was escorted up to the head of the table where President Mc Kenna in a short address congratulated him upon his excellent appetite, and on behalf of association presented him with a medal large enough to cover the front of his coat and vest. The captain put it on amid roars of laughter, and made a few remarks in return to the president and the association. with a crowd of Germans seated abput n table drinking ‘beer and the word's writ ten in German, when translated by the Chief Eater. Mr. Thomas Flannigan was the chef, and, as usual, everybody con gratulated him upon the excellent tender steak he served. The entertainers, dur ing the evening, who all had to respond to encores, were: William J. McKenna, piano solo; Henry Gepp, whistling solo; Harry K. Cannon, tenor solos; P. F. Fal lon, buck ana wing dancing; John Coles. Irish songs; Harry Scheid, monologue art ist; Philip Hermann, songs; Scheid Broth ers, musical selections; ex-Freehoider Alex. Clements, selections on the pianola; and John F. Tweedy, songs. The officers of the association are: Frank J. McKenna, president; John Brennan, vice-president; Stephen Grin sted, second vice-president; Samuel J. Biakley, third vice-president; John W. Brill, corresponding secretary; William Regan, financial secretary; Thomas Smith, recording secretary; ueorge Thomas, treasurer; and Charles McHugh, sergeant-at-arms. Among those present who partook of Lhe delicious steak were; Under Sucrifi John J. Heavey, ex-Frceholder Alex. J. Clements, ex-Fire Commissioner John Brennan, Frink Casey, George Woods, George Irving, William McKinley, N. P. Wedin. Jr.,Hugh Meehan, Joseph Schet lenberger. John Glynn. John McGovern, Thomas J. Lane, Daniel Hickey, Philip Herrmann, John Compton, John F. Ken nedy, Michael Higgins. John Doyle, Thos. Golden, Hermann Sehmeltz, Owen A. Doyle, Joseph Reynolds, Matthew Judge, Patrick O'Brien, M. F. Cronin, Harry Mauchet, Enoch J. Smith, Captain Chas. Carroll, Harry Arthur, Captain Fred G Farrier, John D. Gorman, William Ade lung, Michael F. Fallon, Justice Frank P. Lehane, Frank McKenna, Sanford Smith, William Whelan, John J. Lenahah. Christie J. McCabe, Samuel J. Biakley, Freeholder William J. Moran, John J. Baxter. William O'Brien, Henry W. Leather. Alderman Alex. Roe, Alderman James J. McBride, Charles McHugh, William Grady, Thomas Le-nahan, Will iam Thompson, Harry Peckham. John M. Kelly, John J. Sullivan, Peter Doris. Cap tain William H. Quinn,,William Clements, Robert De Cauter, James Bermingham and Eugene Condon. ANTONIOLI ASSOCIATION The Fourth Annual Ball Was a Gratifying Success. The fourth annual reception and ball of the J. Antonioll Association was held at Henkel’s Casino last night, and it proved to be a most enjoyable event. Al most two hundred members and guests were present. The grand march was led by Floor Manager and Mrs. Paul Kuhl bars. Edwin Payne was assistant floor manager. The Reception Committee con sisted of H. Meyer, chairman; J. Prigge, R. Bernard and H. J. Kracht. Mr. E. Wesp was chairman of the Committee of Arrangements. His confreres wore H. Baumann, N. Bernhardt and P. Lutz. The officers of the association are; Charles Wesp, president; James Wright, vice-president; and Thomas Berger, Jr., treasurer. SCHMIDT’S BAIL FORFEITED He Was la dieted for Conspiracy But Fai’ed to Appear for Trio’. In the General Sessions Court tins morning the bond in 5300 furnished by Grocer Henry Plate, of West Newark avenue, for the appearance of Phillip Schmidt when wanted for trial, was de clared forfeited because of the failure of Schmidt to appear when his case was called for trial. A capias was at once issued for the arrest of Schmidt Schmidt formerly conducted a shoe store on West Newark avenue, and is accused of conspiring with a salesman for T. E. Gleason & Co.. New York wholesale shoe dealers, to defraud that firm. "SOL” BAER’S PLEA declares Ho Is Not Guilty of K»op« lug a Disorderly House. '‘Sol" Baer, one of the alleged pro rletors of the Crystal Social Club at No. 22 Gardener avenue. Union Hill, which ,-as raided *>>”detectives from the Prose utor’s office »)iiie time ago, pleaded not ullty In the Court of General Sessions to n Indictment charging him with conduci ng a disorder^' house. Ludwig Fels3 and Charles Eicholz qual suretlcs for Baer's ap earance Wien wanted tor trial. Harry Ippkins. wSjfeWSs jointly indicted with taer, will be Arraigned to plead Monday. Don’t think of yo> too. CITY WON’T LOSE Mr. Flynn’s Proposition for Extension of Contract to Be Considered on Thursday. STORM DELAYED PROCEEDINGS Capitalists Hava Agreed to Advance the Money to Complete Works at Bconton. The storm prevented those Interested in the settling of the “water matter” from reaching the city and probably it. will not fcc nntil Thursday at the earliest before a •conference wiil be held with Mayor Fa gan, the Boards of Finance and Street and Water Commission representatives of the Jersey City Water Supply Company and the East Jersey Water Company on the proposition to extend the contract, which will expire February 2S. As the NEWS exclusively stated yes- | terday, the capitalists have agreed to ] supply the $3,600,000 required to complete i the work at Boonton, and all that re mains is the city's action on the exten sion of time, and that it is anticipated \ will be to grant the request on the ao- ] surances of a plenteous supply of water in the meantime from the East Jersey Water Company, through the new pipes now being laid by the Jersey City Water Supply Company. , jaugjueer jauiow .Harrison, one oi .air. I Flynn's representatives, said to-day that ail the details respecting the titles of land held by the company, and which have Been carefully inspected by Mr. William H. Corbin,, representing the capitalists, are complete, and when the city agrees the "water matter” will be settled. An impression seems to exist that, ! should Jersey City grant an extension, there might be some expense involved, and who would stand it? In reply to thi3 Mr. Harrison said that the only expense incurred would be the connection with the ; pipe of the East Jersey Water Company and Mr. Flynn’s pipe. A house at the juncture east of the Watchung tunnel ; would' have to be built and gates, etc., j constructed. The total cost would be not more than MO.OiiO, an^ this would be de frayed by the Jersey City Water Supply Company. ■'Jersey City,” added Mr. Harrison, "won’t lose a cent by this.” FAGAN SENDS A VETO Street and Water Board Re ceives One of His St ate Documents. . The Board of Street and Water Com missioners, at its meeting yesterday, re ceived Mayor Fagan’s veto of the war rant drawn in favor of Albert Loesel, re i assessor of the Water Department. Rcesel ■ was appointed some years ago as a clerk, 1 at a salary of $109 a month, and later as j signed to duty as a re-assessor. He has I always been paid the salary at which he [ was appointed until Mayor Fagan took office. The Mayor vetoes the warrant on the ground that Loesel should not receive a larger salary than that paid the other ■ assesssors, which is $75 a month. ! The veto, which was referred to the committee of the whole, follows: To the Honorable, the Board of Street and Water Commissioners: Gentlemen—In accordance with an act entitled “An act representing cities of the first class in the State, and providing for the supervision of expenses of such cities by the Mayors thereof, approved March 22, 1895, I herewith advise you that I have I disapproved warrant No. 37, under date of February 10, 1902. In favor of Albert Loe sen, in amcum 01 iui aciure v-r. - i formed in the month of January, 1902, said warrant having been marked disapproved by me and delivered to the City Clerk. The reasons for my action are as follows: I am informed that Mr. Doesel Is em ployed as a re-assessor In the Water De partment; that there are five other re assessors In the Water Department, all of whom are paid at the rate of $75 a month, j which, it appears, is ample compensa tion for the services required and render ed by them. Again, it seems to me that there is no reason why Mr. Loose! should receive a. larger salary than the others: his position, to all intents and purposes, being identical with that of the others. The services required of him are exactly the same as those required by the other re-assessors. I might suggest, while on this subject, that there seems to be a lack of system conduct of the re-assessment department, in so much that there does not seem to be any satisfactory record kept of the daily work of the men employed as re-assess ors. I'would recommend that they be obliged to report daily, showing in detail the result of their labors. I am satisfied if this is done means could be devised to institute economy in that particular branch of the city government. Yours truly, MARK M. FAGAN, Mayor. Jersey City. February 15, 1902. NEW POTTERY FOR MILLVILLE Kenke Co. of Trenton to Eooats There—.100 Homos for Employes. (Special to “The Jersey City News.”) MILLVILLE. Feb. 19, 1902.—The Menke Pottery Company of Trenton, which has been considering the advisability of lo cating in South Jersey, ban selected Mill ville as the site for a new plant. The plant will cover a plot of ground embrac ing twelve acres, along the main line of the West-Jersey and Seashore Railroad. The establishment at the start will em ploy 300 persons. South Jersey clay, of which there is an abundance, wiil he used in the manufac ture of a variety of Jugs. Mover Payne, members of the City . Council ahd other city oicials went over I the ground recently with members of the company,'add-Council at Its regular meet ing Witt order the opening and grading of a new street for the convenience of the new company., ' - Before the ejwspaay can bring any of Us omplpvee hero at least one hundred new hrmst-e wil' have to be erected, new B9W4* war «*v« wu «« , STOLE SKELETON Boys Broke Into the Barn of the Late Dr. Inglis Owner of the Bones. The actions of a crowd of boys who dragged a skeleton through the streets on the Heights Monday night, is still the theme of conversations among the resi dents. The horrifying spectacle attract ed much attention, and the boys were forced to flee to escape arrest, and left the skeleton standing in a deep snow drift at Fairmount and Montlcello ave tnues. The police learned that the skeleton was the property of the late Dr. Roy Inglis, who resided at No. S51 Bergen avenue. The doctor died about a year ago in Den ver, Colorado, of pneumonia. After his death Mrs. Inglis had the skeleton moved from his office to the bam. How the boys broke in and got away with the bones is a mystery to the family. The theft was committed Friday, but the Inglis family did not learn of it until they read of the boys carting a skeleton through the streets. They were prompted to look in the barn. Everything was found ill disorder. The skeleton is r.ow in the livery stable of John Conklin, at Montlcello and Fair mount avenues. The two leg bones are missing. The ghastly exhibit will be re turned to the owner today. LABOR WORLD NEWS. Exciting Contest for Position of Business Agent of the Carpenters’ Union. One of the most interesting and excit ing contests in the history of the District Council of Carpenters of Hudson County, is now being waged for the position of Business Agent of the craft. Already there are about a dozen as pirants with the prospect that the num ber will be increased before Saturday next after which no further nominations will be received. The most prominent candidates now in the race are the in cumbent George Odell, of Local Union, No. 486, Bayonne; ex-President of the Building Trades Council F. R. Vreeiand, of the same organization; H. Schmidt, of Local Union No. 467, Hoboken; John Logan, Sr., of Local Union No. 564. and P. J. Hetzel, of Local Union No. 139. The contest will be decided by the mem bers of the allied locals on a referendum vote, which will be canvassed by the Dis trict Council. Every one of the candidates is confident of sucess and a close and spirited contest is anticipated. Had Only Two Grievances The executive board of the United BuildiRg Trades'Council of Hudson Coun ty held a brief session last night at Coun cil Hall, 11 Hoboken avenue. The princi pal business was the consideration of Business Agent Westlake’s exhaustive and satisfactory report of trade condi tions for the week. But two grievances were presented. Both were referred to the business agent. Brewers Committee 33rd Not Meet Committees of the Building Trades Council and the Brewery Workers were to have met at Council Hall, on Monday night to consider the grievance of the former against the Hudson County Con sumers’ Brewing Company, of West Ho boken. Owing to the storm the brewery representatives failed to put in an appear ance and the conference was postponed. OVERCOAT THIEVES Judge Blair Sends Two of Them to Prison for Long Terms. In imposing sentence of eighteen months in the penitentiary on Frank Buff, the young man convicted of attempting to steal two overcoats from the yard of a Boulevard residence. Judge Blair, in the Court of General Sessions, this morning said that the penalty was severe on ac count of the evident perjury of the prisoner on the witness stand. George Smith, who stole Dr. Stout's overcoat while the physician was vac cinating the inmates of the Salvation Army lodging house, was sent to the penitentiary for one year. James Healy, a Hoboken boy, who pleaded guilty to stealing his father’s watch, was sent to the reform school. Patrick Johnson, convicted of assault ing Emma Peters, of Bayonne, was placed in the custody of the probation officer. IN DRIFT SEVEN HOURS West Jersey Express Reached Cape Mav With Difflenlty. CAPE MAY, Feb. 19, 1902.—After a bat tle of seven hours with huge drifts of snow the express train on the West Jer sey and Seashore Railroad arrived at j Cape May yesterday afternoon, but had to be towed down by a special, attached ■ to which was a snow plow. It was only by this means that the track could be j cleared. The worst block was at Anglesea June- ! tion, where a huge drift, nearly ten feet high, obstructed the train. Connection has beOn entirely cut off with the sea shore resorts of O^ean City. Sea Isle and Five Mile Beach, and the drifts are so se rious on the branch lines that it will like ly be several days before regular traffic can be resumed. The morning trains on the West Jer- ! sey and Seashore Railroad were compelled to abandon the attempt to reach Phl'a delphla,. a large drift barring passage at Cold Spring, but a few miles from this city. . j Aro Ton Go’tur Aaywkws! If so, a letter or a postal card ad dressed to Guy Adams. Division Passen ger Agent, Lackawanna. No. H9 Broad street, Newark, will bring you full infor mation !n .regard to rates, ioutes, ilmo of trains or sailings of steamers, berth or state-room accommodations, elc. Low excursion rates to mspy Southern oral Western points, t including California oncl Mexico. Through trains, unequalled , service and fast time to Buffalo# Chicago > an# St. Saul* via the "Lttoks^ahfa*.*' j JONES SJJILEMMA Will Sue His Wife for Separ ation and She Won’t Separate. John Jones, a well-to-do saloonkeeper, whose place of business Is on the corner of Hudson and Essex streets, is about to give an interesting problem for the Court of Chancery to soive. He is going to sue his wife for separation because of her cruelty to him. he says, but she won't be separated and won’t leave the house, and In the meantime makes her husband’s life, to put it mildly, very uncomfortable, so he says. Mr. Jones has consulted Lawyer Isaac F. Goldenhorn, who has filed a bill in Chancery for a partial divorce. The charges are that Mrs. Jones, by way of amusement, often comes from her apart ments upstairs tntO'fhe saloon below and proceeds to bombard her husband with beer glasses, bung starters and any other handy missive. There are boarders in j the house, longshoremen, and Mr. Jones ; says his wife does not cater to them as j she ought, and in fact drives custom ! away. She has refused to allow him to ; come upstairs, and he is obliged to live In a room adjoining the saloon and do • his own cooking and housework. Now, Mr. Goldenhorn, who is prose- j cutlng the husband’s case. Is in a quan- j dary. There will be no difficulty in ob- ! taining a decree, but how is he going to j compel Mrs. Jones to leave the husband. Her husband Is perfectly willing to give j her proper support, but he wants tne ’ whole house to himself. Can a wife be ! ejected like an ordinary tenant? Has the j Court power to interfere? What is to be ! done? Mrs. Jones refuses to have a lawyer, j and, in fact, refuses to do anything. JAILBREAKERS SENTENCED Wagner Goes to State Prison for Three Years—Others’ Punishment Not So Severe. | Three years in State prison was the punishment rated out by Judge Blair in the General Sessions Court this morning to Emil Wagner, the Hoboken man, who l was found guilty of attempting to escape from the County Jail with August Marks, a United States prisoner, and Alfred Roswell, a negro witness in a murder case, early on the morning of January 27 last. Marks pleaded guilty to the charge, and ; because of that fact Judge Biair sen | teheed him to one year less than Wag ner, who strenuously denied his guilt of the charge. Boswell, who the testimony i showed had simply agreed to go if the ; other two prisoners succeeded in the at tempt to break jail will probably get off with a suspended sentence. Wagner was detained at the jail because of his inability to furnish bonds in a civil suit instituted against him by Miss Anne Lowenthal, of New York, his cousin, whom he had promised to marry but jilted for a Hoboken woman named Rosenthal, after he had obtained $500 from the former. Wagner will at once begin the service of his State prison term, while Marks will first be turned over to the Federal authorities for trial on the charge' of breaking into the Edgewater, N. J.t post office, in December last. It is believed he will plead guilty to this charge, and after he has served the term of imprisonment to which he will probably be sentenced, will be returned here to be punished for his attempt to break jail. ABOUT STATE’S LIBRARIES Commission’s Report Shows Total Number of Books Is Probably 1,200,000. ijkjsjn iujn, reo. js, tste.—one or tne most interesting public documents recent ly Issued by the State is the report of the New Jersey Library Commission, which shows the number and condition of the libraries of the State. The volume, which is just from the hands of the printer, was compiled by State Librarian Henry C. Buchanan, who is secretary to the com mission. With the exception of about half a dozen seminary and preparatory school libraries, which declined to answer requests for information, the volume cov ers all the libraries in the State. There are. 102 general Ibrarlen in New Jersey having buildings or quarters of their own. There are 1,495 free school li braries and twenty-five "teachers' libiarles. The southern part of the State has a number of most excellent libraries and nummerous other institutions of the kind are projected in that section. The library of Princeton University, es tablished in 1746. is the oldest in the State and it is also by far the largest. Bur lington comes next. It was granted a charter by King George I. in 175S. The total number of books in. all the public and semi-public libraries in the State will probably reach L2J9,bOJ. This is exclusive of Sunday school libraries. Not only has the library movement been aided by generous appropriations from municipalities, but there have been many notable private gifts of a handsome char acter. Congressman Fowler has given a magnificent library to his home city of Elizabeth; First Assistant Postmaster General William M. Johnson has ex pended a fortune In erecting and equip ping a library in Hackensack. Peter Reid, of Passaic, a few days ago gave . $w>,000 for a public library in the factory I district of his home city. Andiew Carne gie constructed an elaborate library in fashionable East Orange, and there are a number of other donated libraries of lesser proportions. New Jersey can be said to have a very well developed attack of the "library fe ver" just now. Tb» “r roservins” •Jen. Torquay (says a foreign contemporary , j suffers from a man famine. Out of a total j population of 33,ig» the women outnu-m Dei the men by 7.iX». An American lady, ! writing to the "Directory,' at Torquay, j has declared thai the only solution is to j ••prtservo" cko as one would pheasants, and to impose a heavy duty oa Imported j P, R. R.TUNNEL New Company Organize By Electing Its Officers and Directors. APPROACHEsTn HUDSON GO. Bill in New York Legislature to Extend Back to Long Island. Yesterday afternoon the New jersej ami New York Railroad Company, re cently Incorporated to build -a tunnel no. oer the Hudson River, organized by elect* ing these officers: President, A. J. <_a»* salt; ytee-preStdemt. Samuel Rea; treas urer, Tabor Ashton; secretary; A. J County; directors, A. J. Cassatt, Samuel Rea, John P. Green, E. F. C. Young, W. Wolcott Jackson and William Bettlc. The company has announced it will be* come part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system, -and a connection will be made with the tunnel by extending the track* from the New York division east of New ark to the middle of the Hudson River. A bill has beer, introduced in the Legis lature of New York extending the track* from that point under Manhattan and th* East River to a point On Long Island City. The New York and New Jersey track* after branching off the main line, east of Newark, will pass over the D„ u and W. and Eric Railroads at an elevation. It will skirt Snake Hill, and at a point near the Heights above Hoboken the descent to the tunnel will be made. The com pany’s engineers are at work on the de tails of the plans, which are-expected to be ready by the end of March. Work will be begun in April. TAKEN TO THE COUNTY JAIL Gentlemanly Burglars Sent on ill# Hill to Awnit Their Trial. Thomas and Louis Croughan, and Wil liam Cady, the “gentlemen burglars/' were this afternoon taken to the County Jail to await trial on the various charge# of burglary preferred against them. | Louis Croughen and Cady were brought over to this city yesterday from New . York on extradition papers. All three i men spent last night in cells at police 1 headquarters. COURT CALENDAR. Circuit Court, Feburary 20: Nos. 251, 272, 273. Judge Blair will not act to-morrow. 1 Supreme, Circuit and Orphans’ Court— Motion day Friday. J The grand Jury will meet Friday^ at 1 o'clock. There will be no court Saturday, Wash ington's Birthday. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK. Feb. IS. 1902.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P.M. ThursdayGenerally fair tonight and tomorrow; northwest winds. Hartnett * Record, Feb. 18. Deg.-Feb. 19. Dew. 3 P. M. 30: 6 A. M,.18 6 P. if.»! 9 A. M. 20 9 P. M. 29 12 noon.2* 12 midnight. 23) TO CURE GRIP IN TWO DATS Laxative Bromo-Quinine removes the cause. E. W. Grove's signature on every box. _ DIED ADAMS.-On Feb. 16, 1902, Catherine B. Adams, aged 55 years 7 months. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services from her late residence, 734 West Newark avenue, on Wednesday, at 4 P, M. BOGERT —On Sunday Feb. 16. 1902. Albert Alonso Bogert, In his 6Sth year. Funeral services at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. D. A. Smith. 180 Lexing ton avenue, Jersey City, on Wednesday evening, at 7:30 o’clock. Relatives and friends are Invited to attend. Interment at convenience of family. McNCLTY.—At her late residence, 176 Fifth street, Jersey City, on Tuesday, Feb. IS, 1902, Ann Drum McNulty, mother of Katherine L. and Joseph McNulty. Funeral from St. Mary’s Church, oa Thursday, Feb. 20, at 9 A. M. NOTICE, On the 13th day of February, 1902, the following assessment maps wera filed in my office for collection. s» CHANGE OF GRADE MERCER ST. IMPROVEMENT MERCER ST. GRADING MERCER ST. ESTABLISHING HEWGRADE MERCER ST. THE MERCER STREET VIADUCT. OPENING AND EXTENSION M'ADOO AVK, IMPROVEMENT M’ADOO ATE. IMPROVEMENT GARRISON AVE. IMPROVEMENT WASHBURN ST. SEWER VAN WAGENEN. The assessments being so largo and numerous we taUc this means of notify ing those interested who wish to pay without interest within thirty tSttj day», , as prescribed by law, that they can do so hv cnHimr or spndimr for same.