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LAST EDITION, ONE CENT ONE CENT CAST EDITION. ♦ UDT EDITION. VOL. XIV.-NO. 4113._ PRICE ONETiENT. FAGAN’S BURST BUBBLE Police Commissioners Hav ing Trouble Over Bills for the Defunct Dis pensaries. DE. I’EILL’S VIEWS Scheme Was Only a Political Move and Never Really Benefited the Poor. The Board of Police Commissioners will meet tomorrow night. While the open session of the Board dees not prom ise any sensations, as has been the rule at the past few meetings, the executive session will undoubtedly be the scene of a heated argument on th* question of the passage of the bills incurred by the es tablishment of free dispensaries in var ious drug stores throughout the city. At the last meeting of the board bills were presented from the doctors and druggists employed to attend patients, and at whose stores the dispensaries were located. These bills Doctor McGill posi tively refused to pass favorably and will not do so at any tainting to come. DR. McGILL'S OLJESTIOXS. In an interview this morning Doctor McGill said:— "The establishment of dispensaries throughout the city in drug stores was a political dodge from start to finish, put up by the man on the second flood of this building (the Doctor was passing the City Hall at the time.) I positively re fuse to be used as a satspaw to success fully terminate a project in the creation of which I was not consulted. I was not asked for advice in any way in re gard to the establishment of these dis pensaries. although I am a member of the Board of Police Commissioners and a practical physician to boot. "The doctors in the city look upon the whole affair with derision. There was no saving to the poor as far as I under stand; they paid practically the same prices for medicines as they would have hail they gone to the druggist wiTh a prescription from their private physician. The bills may be passed but they never will be with my sanction.” DISPENSARIES CLOSED. The dispensaries have beeii closed since the first of September and a great deal of relief has been felt by the drug gists at whose stores they were located, as the added revenue gained did not pay for the undesirable class of people who filled their shops. Whether or not the other two Commissioners will rote for the passage of the bills is not known. _a_ MAY SELL THE TEMPLE. Stockholders of the UniorTHill Masonic Building Say It Is Unprofitable. The stockholders of the Masonic Tem ple of Union Hill are considering the ad visability of disposing of the building on the ground that it is a losing venture. It was erected ten years ,ago at a cost of $50,000. There is a mortgage of $20, 000 on five building held by the Hudson Trust Company. Mr. Frederick C. Hansen, one of the stockholders, said this morning the owners were reluctant about contributing money for repairs. Ho added that the lodges did not care to pay for the five rooms provided and had moved to cheap er quarters. GOODY-GOODS MEET. Citizens Union Cannot Indorse the Candidates for Con gressman. The Citizens’ Union met last night at No. 109 Grand street and endorsed the following candidates for the coming elec tion; -— -Ex-Republican Assemblyman .Tames F. Blaekshaw for Sheriff and Mr. F. R. Radcliffe-for Supervisor. At the next meeting. Monday -veiling. October 20, the Assembly candidates will be named. The Union will not put a Congressional candidate in the field and villi not advocate the election of the Democratic or Republican candidate. Addresses were made by Mr. Thomas Anderson, of New York, Mr. Peter Dwyer. Mr. James F. Blaekshaw and Mr. Abraham L. Graham. garimodyIntenth. - Nominated for Freeholder at Last Night’s Republican Nomination. The Tenth ward Republican conven tion took place last evening at No. 580 Newark avenue. These nominations were made: Michael Carmody for Free holder; Joseph Docks for Constable, and George B. Eaton for Justice of the Peace. Nobody wanted to run for Alderman and the nomination was not forced upon anybody. The vacancy will be filled later by the lasso committee. Arrangements were made to organize a ward club. DAVIS BOYS’ BIC CONCERT Sunday Night’s Event Will in crease Fund to Aid Strik ing Miners. The entertainment and executive com mittees of the Robert Davis Association are working hard planning for the sacred concert which will be given at the Bijou Theatre next Sunday evening for the benefit of the families of the striking miners. The programme promises to be very entertaining. The sale of tickets is brisk and a big audience is expected. The association has sent out letters to people offering opportunities to buy tickets for the concert, which reads in part as follows:— “We trust you can find it convenient to attend, and by your presence lend both financial and moral aid to those men. who are fighting for the right to live in a condition that is not absolute serf dom. “ tv e believe these men to be right in their contention that the only chance they have to live, as American citizens sholud, lies in their organization, with out which they would be reduced to a condition far worse than slavery. The few men who shape the policies of this giant monopoly also believe this to be true, and if they can now succeed in their plan to break the union, the last obstacle to complete control of both the miners and the consumers will have been overcome. “As to the justice of their claims, ac tions speak louder than’words. In an swer to the appeal of President Roose velt, the men, through their able Presi dent. without any hesitation, agreed to submit- ttlieir grievances to arbitration, by a committee selected by President oRosevelt, and in whose selection they would have no voice. On the other hand the reply of the operators was an abso lute refusel to agree to any such plan and an insolent demand that the Presi dent send Federal troops to the coal fields and they would miue coal. “Rather than submit to a fair and impartial judgment on the case, they would incite bloodshed and murder. The sacrifice of human lives, the making of a few thousand widows and orphans would not matter to them if they could succeed in breaking the Miners’ Union.” The Association requests that returns for the tickets be remitted to Robert Davis, chairman, not later than Satur day. The tickets are $1. An extra charge of 25 and 50 cents will be made for reserved seats. ——*——— BIG BANKING CONCERN. Western Capitalists Interested in a Concern With Branches in New Jersey Cities, An immense trust and banking con cern, backed by Western capital, has been incorporated under the laws of this State and it is expected will establish branches in Jersey City, Newark and Camden. Ex-Judge Thomas F. Noonan, whose name appears as one of the incorporators, is the legal representative in the East of the syndicate of Western capitalists who will back the concern, which expects to do a large business in this State. As sociated with him in the enterprise are Thompson Brothers, bankers, of Iowa, who own about twenty banks in the West; Rodney Hill, of the same State; President John Thompson, of the Repub lic Iron and Steel Company, and Donald Grant, of Minnesota, one of the princi pal owners of the Orinoco Concession in Venezuela. It was over this Schumberg line that thejjispute arose during Presi dent Cleveland's administration. Tiie name used for the purpose of in corporation was the New Jersey Trust Cqmpany, but the name has not yet been decided upon. It is understood that it will be unlike that of any similar con cern doing business i nthis State. REYNOLDsli FREEHOLDER Fifth Ward Republicans Nomi nated Their Ticket in Mayor’s Baliwick. Commissioner of Appeals James Con nolly presided at the Fifth Ward Repub lican convention, which was held last night at Nicklaus Hall, No. 338 Third street. Stephen J. Fitzgerald, clerk in tiie Mayor’s office, acted as secretary. Charles E. Reynolds was nominated for Freeholder by Thomas McManus, Mes senger to the Mayor. John J. Hayes was nominated for Alderman by former Justice of the Peace Charles Iteineeke. Theodore Keene Bilby was named as the candidate for Justice of the Peace. sixth Democrats Preparingfor Series of Wideawake Meetings. The Campaign Committee of the Sixth Ward Democratic Club will meet to morrow night in Blatt’s Hall, Pine and Maple streets. The plan of campaign work will be thoroughly discussed and mapped out. Speakers will be allotted to the meetings in the halls throughout the ward. Tiie committee consists of D. J. Mahon, chairman; Janies Y. Watt, John J, Morris, James Doody, John Wall, P. J. Murphy, Anthony Hauek, J. J. Kelley, H. O. iWttpen, James N. Collins. R. J. Vreelaud, Thomas Stanton, Peter J, Cof fey. -4 Loss of appetite is an ailment that in dicates others, which are worse—Hood’s Sarsaparilla cures them all CREW’S JjQLDDIP Five Men Jump From a Sinking Brick Schooner and Swim Ashore. Fire men jumped from a sinking schooner into the cold waters of the Hackensack River at an early hour this morning and swam a half mile to shore. The two masted schooner, Herron, of Little Ferry, brick laden, and with a crew of four men, under command of Captain John Brownell, crashed into the Plank Road bridge and sunk immedi ately. A strong wind was blowing from the southeast. As the schooner was about to go through the draw, the wind shift ed, the sails jibed and the boat crashed broadside into the bridge, smashing in her sides, breaking the masts off, and carrying away sails and rigging. Captain Brownell ordered his men to swim ashore and, after seeing them' in the water, dove after them. They all landed safely and were quartered in a road house. The police have had no report on the story. -♦ JURORS’ RIGHTS. Judge Blair Decides They Can not Be Questioned As to Their Occupation. A lively legal tilt over the right of counsel to question jurors as to their oc cupation marked the trial of the suit of Mrs. Mary Funisti, of No. 2JG Sixth street, against the North Jersey Street Railway Company in the Court of Com mon Pleas yesterday afternoon. As the jurors were called to the box Lawyer Warren Dixon, who represented the plaintiff, asked each his occupation. Lawyer James Vredenburgh, who ap peared for the defendant company, in sisted that there was no warrant in law for such procedure. “I have been informed that an employe o f the defendant company has been taken from a car and is on this panel of jurors,” said Mr. Dixon. “It is not proper to make that asser tion unless you know it to be a fact,” re torted Mr. Vredenburgh. “There is no statute that prohibits such a question being asked,” insisted Mr. Dixon. “Nor is there any statute permitting it,” said the opposing lawyer. “In the case of Dr. Justin against the North Hudson County Railway Com pany, Justice Collins allowed the ques tions,” declared Lawyer Dixon. Mr. Vredenburgh said that the ques tion was an embarrassing one for the jurors. "It is not embarrassing for a juror, if he is engaged in an honest occupation,” was Mr. Dixon’s reply. Judge Blair cut short further debate on the subject by ruling out the ques tions. Mrs. Furnesti claimed that on Nov. 4. 1900. at i 1.40 A. M., while bringing her brother’s lunch to a coal yard where he was employed she boarded a trolley car at Newark avenue and Coles street. The car started suddenly and threw her against the back of the hand rail. She was in a delicate condition at the time and the shock had a most injurious effect. - The jury, after being out several hours returned a verdict of $500 for the plain tiff. FREE REFORMED FAIR. Opening of the Ladies’ Aid So ciety’s Bazaar is Largely Attended. The opening of the fair of the Ladies’ Aid Society of the F:ee Reformed Church took place last evening in the Sunday school room of the church ou Grand street. The fair was largely patronized and the sales at the booths were very gratifying. The decorations were in red, white and blue. . The ladies who are working for the success of the fair are:—Curiosity booth, Mrs. F. Davidson, Mrs. Thorman and Miss S. Bryan. Fancy table—Mrs. J. Gray, Sirs. W. Vance, Mrs. Fitz Henry, Mrs. Stofflet and Mrs. R. Taylor. Those in charge of the doll table are:—Mrs. J. Ivegeman. Miss E. Stofflett, Mrs. R. Isley and Mrs. H. Smith. The apron table—Mrs. W. Ritchie, Mrs. J. Erwin, Mrs. C. Bailly, Mrs. Dewey and Mrs. J. Taylor. Mrs. J. Davidson, Mrs. R. Trott, Mrs. Whittaker, Mrs. Pedlow and Mrs. Con orton are in charge of the grocery table. The supper room is presided over by Mrs. S. Sterling, Mrs. H. Hoffman. Mrs. E. C. Smith, Mrs. Bryan and Mr3. Stewart. The candy table is in charge of Mrs. I. Sterling, Mrs. W. Francis and Mrs. J. Hoffman. The fair will continue this evening and will close Thursday evening. The pro ceeds will go towards the benefit of the church. STARTLED THE SLEEPERS Residents of Lafayette were startled at midnight by a thundering crash. Win dows were thrown up and sleepy resi dents appeared at the openings, but there was nothing in sight to explain what seemed to have been a terrific explosion. The mystery was cleared up this morn ing when the forty-foot galvanized iron chimney of the American Veneer Com pany, at No. 430 Pacific avenue, was fouud to have toppled over during the night, striking a frame building a glancing blow and damaging the roof. EX-MRS. YOUNG SNUBBED xif- - Divorced Wife of the Mete oric Aleck Rebuked by Magistrate Brann’in New York. 1 w SNARE FOR HER HUSBANOj \ _ A Mean Trick by Which He„ Was Arrested on a Charge of Kidnapping—His Hardy Fist. Angered because he thought Mrs. Louise McAllister Young had answered him in an improper mannery Magistrate Brann, in the Jefferson Market Police Court today adjourned until this after noon the hearing of the complaints lodged by Mrs. Young ngainst her di vorced husband, Alexander C. Young, charging him with kidnapping their two! and a half year old daughter Louise and assault with intent to kill. When the case was called the Magis trate asked sharply: “What’s this case?” Lawyer Fred House, counsel for Young, stated that the divorce which Mrs. Young had obtained was only a limited decree and under its provisions, the husband had custody of the child for three months of the year and the wife niite months. Mr. House contended that the first three months’ period of custody belonged to the husband. "My husband was a divorced man when I marired him,” broke in Mrs. Young. “That’s true,” admitted Young. “Did yon know that he was divorced when you married him?” asked the ma gistrate of Mrs. Young. “Yes, but what difference does that make to you?” was her angry retort. “If you knew your husband was di vorced,” shouted the Magistrate, pale witii anger; “you are no better than he is.” THE ARREST. Young was arrested last evening in the Imperial Hotel, Thirty-second street and Broadway, where he made an engage ment to meet his former wife. She ap peared with Detectives O’Neil! and Cur ran, and the arrest took place, tfhomas D. Day, a lawyer representing Mrs. Young, walked near Young when he was 'being escorted to the police station. After crossing Broadway Young sudden ly landed his fist squarely on Day’s jaw. Day went down, and had to be helped to his feet. He was completely knocked out, and Young expressed his keen grati fication at this. Before Desk Sergeant Mott Young ad mitted he took the child, and said he had acted in the best interests of his daugh ter. “Why, yes; you can call it kidnapping or any old thing you like,” said Young. "I took the child. Last Sunday morn ing I met little Louisa with her nurse. Sarah Low, at Forty-fifth street and Fifth avenue. I took the little one up in my arms and drove away with her in a cab. That’s all there is to it. “Guilty? Yes, if you call it a crime for a father to wish lys child well. Heaven may get the little girl, but hell won’t.” MRS. YOUNG INDIGNANT. Mrs. Young asserted her former hus band had made preparations to take the child out of the city today. She also told the police he had entered her apart ment in the St. James Hotel, No. 109 West Fortieth street, last Sunday, and wanted a charge entered against him on this account. Captain Walsh refused to consider this request, and she was in dignant when Young was held only on the first charge of kidnapping. Under the guard of detectives, Young was permitted to telephone to his friends. He first called up Bartow S. Weeks, attorney for Roland B. Molineux, and asked him to furnish bail for his re lease. Young announced Mr. Weeks would give bail, and then held short conversations with George Gordon Bat tle, another of Molineux’s attorneys, and several politicians in Hoboken. After he had been in the police station four hours, Young was released on bail furnished by former Police Justice Dan iel F. McMahon. ANOTHER KIDNAPPING. Mrs. Young obtained a divorce three months ago. Her husband then had charge of their daughter, and to keep the child from his wife took her to Con necticut. There in August, it was found by Mrs. Young, who, after a sensational dash, brought little Louisa to this city. The child had beeu living with her mother until she was taken by Young oh Sunday. At present only Young knows where his daughter is hidden. Mrs. Young pleaded in vain with him last night to tell where their child was. N --♦ HAGGERTY IMPROVING. Stricken Hoboken Leader Is Now Able 'o Walk Out. Democratic Leader John Haggerty of Hoboken, who was removed to Lake wood in August after undergoing a deli cate operation for hemorrhages of the stomach, is reported to be gradually re covering his strength. Yesterday lie walker four blocks to a barber shop, had liis hair cut, and was shaved and shampooed. He remarked, in his characteristic Vein, that he got all thre to get his walk's worth. WOMAN WOULD SAW WOOD -*?; -- Among Fifty Men She Ap plies to Poormaster Barck, Saw in Hand. NOTICE SENT TO HUSBAND F — ">• Better Half Was Dead So She Came Herself — Canal Boat3 to Burn. The basin running inland as far as Park avenue, above Fifteenth street, Hoboken, was the scene of activity today when the scheme devised by Poormaster Barck and members of the Stevens family to provide the city’s poor with firewood was put into operation. Fifty men with axes, saws and crow bars went to work on the old canalboats resting on the muddy bottom of the basin and before noon had the hulks converted into several dozen cords of winter fuel. There is enough firewood in the basin to last a hundred families during, the winter, and the work is expected to pro ceed for several weeks to come. Every assistance is being lent by the pronioters of the scheme to assist the persons at work on the hulks. Two large rafts in charge of men in the employ of the poormaster, are provided with tools for the work of wrenching the heavy oak timbers asunder and bringing them to shore, and the basin this morning lost its usual aspect and took on the appear ance of a busy wood yard. Most of the men who applied to the Poormaster for tools had the appearance of being steady and industrious. There were at least two dozen ’longshoremen among the workers. The majority of these said that they had come to cut wood because they had an off day and would be unable to take advantage of the opportunity when the ships they are employed on come to port. Poormaster Barck had one woman among the awpplicants for work in the basin. She was Mary Lockran, of No. 216 Grand street, whose husband died six months ago. Shortly before his death he was out of work and applied to the Poormaster for relief. Mr. Barck was not informed of his death, but remember ing that the case was a deserving one, directed a letter to the man yesterday, telling him about the opportunity to get a supply of winter fuel. Bright and early this morning Mrs. Lockran was at the Poormaster’s office. “My husband is dead,” she said, “but I can handle a bucksaw as good as any man and woul like to be allowed to get some of that free wood. One of my boys can help me, and I’m willing to wager that we will take home between us as much as any two men.” The Poormaster does not want any women competitors in the wood-cutting bee, and sent Mrs. Lockran home with the assurance that she- would get some of the fuel without having to cut it her self. The forty tons of coal which arrived over the Erie Railroad early in the week has already been disposed of, and the members of the Stevens family expect to be able to get another carload in a day or two. . EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE. Clergymen to Meet in Holy Cross Church and in St. John’s, Bayonne. The New Jersey Conference of the Priests’ Associate of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament will convene in the Holy Cross Episcopal Church of this city and in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bayonne, Friday. The priests will meet in St. John’s Church at eleven o’clock where a solemn high mass will be sung. A luncheon will be served after the mass. The afternoon will be devoted to con ference, when many important business matters will be transacted. After the conference a supper will be served in Holy Cross Church, Carteret and Arling ton avenues. In the evening a public service will be held and solemn Pontifical vespers will be celebrated by the Right Rev. C. C. Grafton, Lord Bishop of Fon-du-Lac, and Superior General of the Confra ternity. About twenty-five clergymen will be present. They are;—The Rev. P. J. Cooper, of Ritchfield; J. S. Miller, of Newark; W. N. Baily, of Shrewsbury; H. H. P. Roche, of Long Branch; Er nest G. McGill and E. J. Ewens, of Hoboken: John G. Fawcett, of Mont clair: Robert MaeKellar, of Red Bank; E. B. Stockton, of Orange; William W. Mitcham, of Hackettstowu: P. E. Mor timer. D. F. Warren and Augustine El meudorf, all of Jersey City; William oDrwart, of Paterson; P. M. Judd, of Paterson: Charles L. Steele, of Newton; H. P. Dyer, of Elizabeth: George W. Lincoln, of Woodside; A. E. West, of Newark; E. B. Young, of Bayonne: J. W. Sparks, of Toms River, and E. A. White, of Newark. The following clergymen are invited to attend the convention:—The Rev. R. B. Upjohn and the Rev. L. C. Rich of New Yrork; the Rev.,Frederick Gridin and the Rev. R. Greuber, both of Long Island: the Rev. It. D. Pope of Brooklyn, the Iiev. Philiip Smith of Omaha. Nebraska, fyirt the Rev. H. D. B. MacNeil of Indiana. DEPEW SELUT PROPERTY Trolley Company Buy a Strip of Land in West New York. A deed made by Chauncey M. Depew and his wife. May Depew, transferring to the Jersey City, Hoboken and Pater son Street Railway Company a strip of land fifty feet wide across the John H. Symes and W. W. Niles properties in West New York, was filed in the Regis ter’s office yesterday afternoon. The document bears date March 21, 1902, and the consideration named is ?1. The property transferred belonged to the West Shore Railroad. The object of the traction company ac quiring the land seems to be to secure a right of way for a surface or elevated trolley line for a clause in the deed speci fies that when either a surface or elevat ed line shall be built a station shall be placed convenient to the West Shore and Ontaria and Western Railroad lines, and that not less than thirty trains a day shall be run over it. The property transferred begins at Hudson avenue and extends to the north ern boundary line of the estates men tioned. PLUMS FOR THE FAITHFUL Offices to Be Distributed by Governor at Next Session of the Legislature. [Special to "The Jersey City New*."] TRENTON, Oct. 15, 1902.—During the next session of the Legislature Gov ernor Murphy will have a large number of important appointments to make. They will include a justice of the Su preme Court in place of Justice Jonothan Dixon, judges of tne oCurt of Errors and Appeals, in the places of Gottfried Krueger, John W. Bogert and Frederic Adams, a judge of the Cricuit Court, in place of Henry M. Nevius; a supervis or of the State Prison in place of Major E. J. Anderson; a ehief of the Bureau of Labor Statistics in place of William Stainsby; a Commissioner of Banking and Insurance in place of William Bet tie; judges of County Courts in the places of Allen B. Endicott; of Atlantic; David B. Zabriskie, of Bergen; John A. Blair, of Hudson; Benjamin A. ‘Vail, of Union, and George M. Shipman, of Warrenffl Prosecutors of the Pleas in the places of Joseph E. P. Abbott, ot Atlantic; Eugene C. Cole, of Cape May; James S. Erwin, of Hudson; William J. Crossley, of Mercer; William Huston, of Sussex; and Nicholas C. J. English, of Union; District oCurt Judges in place of Abel I. Smith, of Hoboken, and Chas. W. Parker, of Jersey City, anda number of members of various other boards in the management of State institutions. -* MR. YOUNG’S BOUNTY. President E. F. C. Young of the First National Bank has, With that thought fulness so characteristic of him, pur chased two hundred tons of coal which he will distribute among the poor of this city. Mr. Young bought the precious fuel in the open market and in a day or two it will be delivered in this city. The arrangements for its distribution will be made later. --4 CLAIMS FALSE IMPRISONMENT Navarino's Suit for $5,000 Damages Again on Trial, The suit of eter Navarino for $5,000 damages against Felix Dudrap was be gun before Justice Collins and a jury in the Supreme Court this morning. Both parties to the action are residents of West Hoboken, Dudrap being in the liquor business at No. 723 Paterson avenue. Navarino claims that he was mali ciously prosecuted and falsely impris oned. At a previous trial suit a non suit resulted, and on appeal ta the oCurt of Errors, the non-suit was reversed and a new trial ordered. On May 13, 1899, Navarino bought goodos valued at $22.15 from Dudrap, who claims false representaitions were made. Dudrap had Navarino arrested and taken before Justice Francois. He spent sixty-eight days in. jail and was finally tried and acquitted in the Court of Special Sessions. The civil suit against Dudrap was then begun. George McEwan represents the plain tiff, and Lawyer Perkins the defendant. BOWLING SEASON OPENS. St. Patrick’s Clnb Members Greatly Interested in tbe Game. St. Patrick’s Club opened the bowling season at Becker’s alleys, Jackson ave nue and Forrest strde^t, last night. A large number of the members were present and enjoyed an evening’s sport. Mr. Andrew Kerin repeated his offer of last year, of a fine bowling ball to be present to the club member making the highest score during the season on a reg ular practice night. The club will be represented by a srong team in the coming tournament of the Hudson County Catholic Club’s Bowling League. -« HEAVENLY TWINS TO SPEAK. Congressional Candidates Robert Car ey, Republican, and James D. Manning (?>, will orate tonight at a ratification meeting to be held at the home of the Samuel Dickinson Association. Mayor Fagan will preside. -* it-dm: ns of f-tcr. Pavonla Brand of Fine Karljl June Canned Peas, for sale at nearly all good grocery stores, and wholesale at the D. E. Cleary Co.’s •tores. PARK’S FIFTIETH YEAR. Golden Jubilee Services in Which Neighboring Pastors Take Part Service Inst evening in the Park Re formed Church, third in celebration of the golden jubilee, was well attended. The programme included good speaking by pastors of sister churches and fine music. The visiting churches, congratu lating the society on its successful career, drew many interesting lessons and pic tured a promising future. The Rev. Charles Herr, D.D., pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, who was to deliver the address of the evening, was absent. Mr. George Francis Bauer, organist and musical director at the Grace P. E. (Van Vorst) Church, a pupil of Prof. William Francis Williams, the veteran organist of Park Reformed Church, was organist for the evening. After his open ing selection, the choir of the Grace Church, sang the “Magnificat.” Rev. Benjamin Otto, pastor of the North Baptist Church, read the Scripture les son. Rev. Henry C. Cronin, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, said prayer. Rev. John L. Scudder, pastor of the First Congregational Church, made a hu morous address. He gave a number of funny anecdotes. “Lead Kindly Light” was sung beau tifully by the Grace Church choir. The vestments worn were rich in design. Rev. George S. Bennitt, D.D., rector of Grace Church, gave interesting reminis cences of his career in Jersey City and Grace Church. He spoke also of the advantage of moving the choir behind the pulpit. The offertory solo was delightfully sung by Mrs. Melancthon W. Smith, ac- ! eompanied by Prof, W. F. Williams, or- | ganist of the Park Reformed Church, j Mrs. Smith is a member of the choir of j the Bergen Baptist Church. Rev. Pastor Eugene E. Neudewitz, of j the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the | Holy Trinity, pronounced the Benedic tion. FOR AN S. P. C. C. Organized Aid Will Form One in Connection With Charities Aid. It was decided to start a society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chikken in joint connection with the Organized Aid and Charities Aid Associations of this city. The matter was talked over and voted upon at an executive committee meeting of the Organized Aid yesterday afternoon at the Aid headquarters on Grand street. Counselor Robert L. Flemming and Mr. Hugh Hartshorne were appointed a committee to investi gate the New Jersey laws relating to cruelty to children, and Father Foy, of St. Joseph's R. C. Church; Miss Cornelia Bradford, of Whittier House, and Miss Kremm, agent for the Organized Aid, were placed on a committee to investi gate the needs of a S. P. C. C. in this city. A charter for an S. P. C. C. is now held by the Organized Aid, but if it is found that the Charities Aid can better support the enterprise the charter will be transferred to that organization. The society is to be formed before Thanks giving. Miss Kremm’s report for September shows that 196 children were tared for in the Day Nursery. -• HOME RUINED BY DRINK. Neighbors Soy the Parents Negleot Their Children. James Gartland, Mrs. Margaret Gart land, his wife, and Annie Johnson were booked as disorderly persons in the First Criminal Court this morning. • When the case came before the judge it was learn ed that they lived at No. 209 Fifth street and had been arrested on com plaint of their neighbors. The complainants testified that Mrs. Gartland had two little children, three years old and eight years old, who were shamefully neglected on account of the drinking habits of their parents. Gartland is a painter and when sober can secure good wages. The neighbors said that oftentimes the parents were on a debauch a week or two at a time and children received no care whatever. The Poormaster was ordered to inves tigate the case, and the defendants were held to await his report. -w-— LYONS ASSOCIATION BALL. The Francis J. Lyons’ Association is making arrangements to hold its second annual reception and ball on November 3, in the Avenue House, Five Corners. The committee has reported a large sale of tickets and expects the event to sur pass that given last year. - ■ - m-— COURT CALENDAR Supreme Court cases, Oct. 10—Nos. 142. 143, 138. 145, 140 and 147. Circuit Court cases, Oct. 10—Nos. 362, 355, 324, 389. 396, 397. -« WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 1902.—Fore cast for the thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M. Thursday:—Fair and cooler to night; cloudy possibly with fair and higher temperature tomorrow; west winds. Hartnett’s Report. Op;. 14. Deg. 3 P. M.621 6 P. M. 61 9 P. M.541 12 midnight.... 52 Oct. 15. Deg. 0 A. 51.53 9 A. 51.54 12 uoou.56 OYSTERMEN > FIND COAL Deserted Scow, Well Loaded, Drifts Ashore at Green ville. - T NO OWNER APPEARS Police Think the Fuel Was Stolen and the Thief Was Drowned. Considerable mystery surrounds tha finding of a scow yesterday afternoon oa the Newark Bay shore near the foot of Danforth avenue. The boat was about eighteen feet in length and was filled with about two tons of nut coal. Soma oystermen came across the scow. It had floated in with the tide, and was high and dry on the beach. The oystermen were beside themselves with joy over the prize and the coal waa quickly distributed among them, regard less of who was the owner. The fisher men lost no time in transferring the coal to their boats. Then the scow was aban doned. OWNER MISSING. The police and others think the scowl was owned by a gang of river thieves, who make a business of visiting wharves undercover of the night, and making away with anything they can lay theia hands on. Ever since the price has been advancing a gang has been stealing coal from the docks along the shore in New ark and Elizabeth. The police have been unable to catch these offenders. Tha docks along the New York Bay shora have been visited by thieves, but not of late, because a strict watch has been kept by detectives. It is the opinion of the police that the owner of the scow, after stealing the coal had fallen overboard and was drowned. A search has been made along the shores for the body. Up to noon today uou had been found. AN OLD SCOW. In the scow was an old oar. This tha owner had used to scull with. A small coal chute was found showing the coal had doubtless been lowered into tiie scow from some dock. The police have no idea who was the owner of the scow. The boat is an old one and looks as though it had been used to carry coal for a long time. Choice selection of Cut Flowers and Funeral Designs, At COLE’S, the Florist, _No. 146 Newark Avenue. JAMES J. MERRITY, Undertaker, No. 460 Grove street. Hudson Tel. 280, R. H. DUFF, Undertaker, now at No. 544 Jersey avenne. WILLIAM J. MORAN, Undertaker, 147 Montgomery street. Tel. 347. GEORGE STEVENS. Undertaker, No. 605 Jersey avenue. Tel. 124. DIED CUMMINGS.—On Monday, Oct. 13, 1902, Joseph Cummings. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of his niece. Mrs. Liziie Berry man, No. 199 Second street, on Thurs day, Oct. 10, at 8 A. M.; thence to St. Mary’s R. C. Church, where a solemn high mass of requiem will be offered foe the happy repose of hiB soul. FOLEY.—On Monday. Oct. 13, 1902, Mary Foley, aged 50 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her late residence, No. 360^ Ninth street, on Thursday at 10 A. M.; thence to St. Michael’s R. C. Church, where a solemn high mass of requiem will be offered foi the happy repose of her soul. KEINS.—On Oct. 13, 1902, Anna, be loved wife of George Keins, aged 50 years 3 months and 6 days. Relatives and friends are invited td attend the funeral from her late resi dence, No. 163 Eighth street, Hoboken, on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 2 P. M. LANG.—On Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1902, Emma, beloved daughter of Philifl and Mary Lang, aged 10 months. Funeral from the residence of her parents, No. 216 Sherman avenue, on Wednesday at 2 P. M. LEONARD.—On Oct. 14, 1902, Jan« Leonard (nee Murphy), beloved wife of Thomas Leonard. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her late residence, No. 188 Pavonia avenue, on Friday, Oct 17, at 9 A. M.; thence to St. Michael’s R. C. Church, where a solemn high mass of requiem will be offered for the repose of her soul. LYNCH.—In this city, on Sunday, Oct. 12. 1902, after a lingering illness, Henry Horace Lynch, M. D. Relatives and friends of the family, also Bergen Lodge, No. 47, F. & A. M., and Acacia Chapter. No. 9, O. E. S„ members of the Carteret Club and the medical profession are Invited to attend the funeral services on Wednesday even ing, Oct. 15. at 8 o’clock, at his late resi dence. No. 591 Bramhall avenue, Jersey City Heights. Interment at Greenwood on Thursday. O'NEILL.—Ou Oct. 14. Charles, the be loved son of Ann and the late Harry O’Neill, aged 1 year and 5 months. Relatives and friends invited to attend the funeral from the residence of his mother, Manning avenue, on Thursday, at 2 P. M. QUAIL.—On Oct. 15. 1902. Anna Ger ■ trude. beloved daughter of William and Sarah Quail, aged 2 years and 8 months, at the residence of her parents, No. 234 Wayne street. Funeral private, on Thursday, at 2 P. M. WARNER.—On Oct. 14, 1902, Emma G. Warner, aged S3 years. Funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. S.' Delametter, No. 22 West Forty-seventh street, Bayonne, oe Thursday at 2 P. M.