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OPEN SHOP FOR
Declared at Noon Today by the
Bosses, but Trimmers Rc»
HATTERS WILL REFUSE
TO WORK UNDER RULE
Leaders of the Men Say They
Will Stand bv the Women
At noon today the hat l’aetorie? jn
Orange declared open shop for women
trimmers, and all women will be^ ac
cepted, whether they belong to the
Hat Trimmers' Association or not.
FIve hundred girls who were locked
out by the bosses remain linn, and if
non-union women trimmers are em
ployed the 1,1500 main hatters employed
In the twelve Orange shops will refuse
to return to work, having left when
the women were locked out. and th«:
hat business will he practically tied
Michael Brennan, president of Bocal
Mo IT of ihe flatters' Union, to an
EVENING ST AT reporter said.
"At are not affiliated with the trim
mers. but w< arc bound to give them
our moral support and stay out if
non-union labor is employed in their
Mr. Brcnnah said that if any women
took tlv places ot the locked-out girls
< ightoen hundred men would be af
Charier K Wilmol, of the press coni
mil'e; of the bosses, declared today
i hat the employers had nothing further
The trimmer* met yesterday at
Eagles Hall. Cone street. Orange, and
after a long session decided to remain
'"•ini but will hold another session on
Monday at the same place.
The women wore confident that the
hatters would support them, and be
cause of their help they felt confident
that Urey will ultimately win out. Tito
girls ait also figuring on the fact that
rhe. hat bus me- has picked up in the
part month, and all the shops have
plenty of orders.
Al the meeting yesterday Iho girls
officially acted on the communication
sent recently by the hat manufacturers,
t;- iiig the trimmer* until noon today.
Today being Saturday, no new work
ers will he put to work until Monday,' if
the ho. -os remain firm, and if one
woman takes the place of a trimmer
it I* understood that the men naturally
win neu work on hats handled by tier
This Is the critical stage in the
struggle, and the bosses, trimmers arid
hatters appear waiting for someboely
to make a move, and do not care to
discuss the situation.
WILD STORM RIPS
ROMES APART AND
FLOODS SO. JERSEY
Lightning Bolts Strike Churches
in Camden and Philadelphia,
Setting One Afire.
[Special to the Keening Staid
CAMDEN, May 23.—A terrific thun
der and lightning and wind storm,
starting in South Jersey, has leTt a
path of ruin in its wake In thi* section
of the State, and crossing the river
into Pennsylvania it continued its work
of devastation, imperiling human lives
and striking terror to thousands.
Houses in this city and its outskirts
were unroofed and streets in the
city were flooded, the fury of the
storm being such that several homes
were literally torn to pieces, the occu
pant* fleeing to safety in the drenching
rain aL the first ominous signs of what
, was coming
Lightning struck the First Presby
terian Church, and three big smoke
stacks of the. Public Service Corpora
tion at its power house here were
wrecked, damaging the giant boilers
and knocking out trolley and lighttns
service. Telegraph and telephone w ires
were put out of commission. Camden
was In darkness tor several hours.
Sweeping down upon Philadelphia, the
storm cyclone In it* strength, con
tinued its riot of destruction. Its
advance was heralded by sharp and
vivid flashes oI lightning ami the re
sounding crash of thunder. The state.;/
rpire of Old Christ Church, the historic
structure of Colonial (lays, in Second
street, above Market, was struck by
lightning and in the tw inkling of ari eye
was set afire. Firemen saved the val
ued landmaik from destruction, al
though the steep! was badly damaged.
While the battle to save the church
from destruction was being waged the
heavy downpour of rain accompan> ins
the thunderstorm, was <.ausin?r damage
and destruction throughout the ent.ro
CATHARINE CULLEN, BEAMING WITH
THE ORANGE STORE GIRL’S SMILE
I —— 1
Earnestly at Work Planning for
Great Demonstration to
| CHEER MEANS SUCCESS
IN ALE LIFE’S WALKS
Public Alive to Fact That Op*
timism Means Energy
Business men throughout the city
have joined hands with the heartiest
accord in the preparations for the
monster demonstration of the Optimist
Club of New Jersey, to be held here
The. members of the standing com
mittee ot' the Optimist Club have
everywhere been met with smiling ap
probation of their serious intention to
arrange for the greatest meeting of its
sort ever held in this State or country.
The high-minded purpose of the new
organization, free from the slightest
taint of commercialism and dedicated
to the betterment of business, financial
end social conditions, have aroused the
public to a sense of genuine apprecla
1'pnalintAb l.ivp In Oltrkuppp.
Grenville Al. Weeks, M. D„ a veteran j
of the Civil War and a member of the j
Optimists’ Club of New Jersey, says*
pessimists live in the dark. The opli-j
mist is the roan who gets the moat out!
of lilt*, for himself and is of the most I
service to his fellow men.
Dr. Weeks said: "l found optimism I
oi the greatest help throughout all the j
harrowing experiences that I went
through as a surgeon in the Union
army iti the civil War. When I felt
it weakening in ine 1 strove to main-!
tain an outward semblance of looking
On the best side of things, so that
even If I were » victim of the blues
T would not be setting a bad example
to my comrades in arms. I remember
at the battle of Antletam, when the
shot and shell fell so thick around is
that it seemed as if wo could not sur
vive another minute, my optimism did ■
not desert me. T smiled. Yes, sir, l j
smiled, and 1 think that by that simple j
act I did as much service to the cause!
as I did in all the rest, of the battle, :
for it took. The lirst thing I knew the
man next to mo, smiled, too, and so on
down the line until all the men in my
vicinity had forgotten their danger and
were smiling In the face of death.
Two Kinds of Trouble.
To the Optimist Editor:
Sir—There are. two kinds of trouble, '
one real and the other only ideal. 1 :
once kneev a man who, on losing his
job in a factory, kept talking about
keeping the wolf from the door till he
committed suicide, although he owed
no one anything and had a lurge sum
of money in a bank. Now, this w as only
ideal, or Imaginary, trouble. Had he
been an optimist, associating with
cheerful people, he would never have
done this. There is a large amount of
this kind of trouble in the world, for
tvhich optimism is the only true
remedy. WILLIAM DEWART.'
East Orange, N. J.
DYING IN TRIPLE
Freight Locomdtives Meet in
Terrific Crash on Pennsy
ONE ENGINEER. CHARLES
IMLAY, UNDER DEBRIS
Skull Broken. Is Rushed to Jer’
sey City Hospital—Lehigh
Conductor One of Injured.
[Speial to the Even! 138 Sun.]
JKR8BY CITY. AI tt y j?,—Three men
were badly hurt, one fatally, and three
giant freight locomotives were reduced
to scrapiron in a triple crash on ths
west end of the drawbridge over New
ark Bay on the Greenville branch of
the Pennsylvania Railroad today. The
unique collision was due to the heavy
fog. The injured are:
diaries Imloy, engineer of Pey„*yl
ynuin engine >«. mill, frnrturrd skull
nnd Internal Injuries! probably will die.
Taken In City Hos,ilfnl, Jersey city.
Miehuel Morgan, conductor l.ehigb
Volley trnlv, seyere Internal Injuries,
ruts unit bruises. Removed to City Has
pilnl. .Ivrsev Cll?.
llenry llrntns. engineer Prnn>rkaolg
eng fur Vo. 3518. tiitarnal Injuries, Inver*
uliouM on lave and hands. Renmvrd lu
City Hospital. Jersey flly.
Wrecking crews were at once set at
work clearing the tracks where tho
three engines and a number of freight
cars were piled up. and shortly before
noon had cleared tho tracks. The en
gines were jammed together in a twist
The tender of one of the locomotives
was hurled into Newark Bay by the
force of the collision.
The wreck occurred on the two
track drawbridge On this bridge
there are gauntlet tracks. That is.
whereas there are four tracks, two
Pennsylvania and two Lehigh Valley,
on either side of the bridge, there the
tracks merge until each two tracks
are only inches apart.
An ekstbound Pennsylvania train
with eighteen cars and drawn by loco
motive 2049 was crawling along
through toe fog. which was so den.so
that even headlights could^not be seen
one hundred feet away, when light
Pennsylvania engine 2318, speeding
westward, shot across the draw and
crashed with terrific force into the
As tile two engines piled up, amid
a roaring of steam and creaking of
twisted steel, a light Lehigh Valley
locomotive, eastward hound and trav
eling at a lively rate of speed, sud
denly appeared out of the fog and
plowed into the wrecked engines. So
forceful d'as the shock of the crash
that the tender of the Lehigh Valley
engine was separated from the loco
motive and toppled into the water.
KuKinevr Hurled I ndvr Wreckage.
Engineer Iinley. of engine 2049, was
buried in the debris, and was finally
rescued in a dying condition. Buffering
from a fractured skull arid other in
HITCHERS’ AMD GROCERS’ Supplies,
Uacknet A Doremu* Co., 7*6-798 Broad at.-Ad.
-w Laitw, j
Mrs. Anna Di Jiani Gets Girl
Back at House of the
SERVING HABEAS CORPUS
WRIT NOW UNNECESSARY
Woman, Whose Child, Now 18:
Years Old, Had Been Indent
tured. Had Obtained It.
Alter a two years' separation from j
her daughter. Angela Maria Bucino,j
Mrs. Anna Di Jiani. of ft Drift street,]
and the girt are reunited. Vicc-Clian-1
cellor Howell in the Court of Chancery,]
grant^d a writ of habeas corpus, which.
was to have been served on the sister I
in charge of the House of Good Shop- j
herd for Wayward Girls. Thirteenth 1
avenue and South Eighth street, today
or ori Monday.
This was unnecessary, as the institu
tion today relinquished the girl, who is |
netfVly is Tears old, to her • mother’s
Upon the death of her first husband
1 Mrs. Di Jiani found herself with in
adequate means to support Iter three
i children. So when Joseph Del Mor and
1 his wife flosa requested that Angela
i Marin be given to them Mis. DI Jiani
(consented, and the Del Mors tool-: her
! into their care. Shortly after this. May
15, IPOfi, th,y indentured the- child to
! the House of the Good Shepherd for
! two years, it .> said,
j The Dm Mors went to Irtilv in July
j last. Two weeks ago Mary TraTw.no.
!an inmate of the Institution, wax re
: leased and told Mrs. PI Jiani that her
j daughter wanted to get out.
25 MAROONED ON
! STEAMER ASHORE
ON JERSEY SRORE
German Tramp Hornsec Slides
Onto Bar in For Near
[Spool*] to th# Evening Star.]
ATLANTIC CITY. May 23. -Ma
i rooned two mile* from Little Beach, !
i five miles above this city. Captain
; Laughinriehs, one passenger and
j twenty-four men of the crew of the i
| steamer Harnsee, are plucktly stick- ;
j ing by their ship, caught In the grip j
] of the shifting sand bars running far j
j off the Jersey coast. Life-savers of j
] the government service are standing1
] by in case of a weather change that
! might imperil those aboard the big
I tramp, but hopes are high that the
j vessel will be floated by night with]
the aid of wrecking tugs hurrying |
from New York. j
The Harnsee, loaded down w ith 3,000
tons of svigar. consigned from Havana
to New York, struck on the dangerous I
J bar during the heavy fog of early]
morning. As her keel grated oil the j
heavy sands, a small panic broke out;
among the crew, but w as quickly quiet- ;
ed by her officers. •
Men sent to emergency quarters'
dropped anchor white the powerful en- '
gtnoa were reversed in the effort to free!
tlie craft from the sand bars.
No alarm was flashed, but govern-!
merit lookouts al Little Beach and Lit- !
tie Egg stations pushed out in surf j
boats lo the rescue. When they clam- ]
bered aboard the vessel lay so easily
that her people decided not to take to!
the small boats for shore.
The life-savers are still on board, a )
small crew returning to land only long
enough to summon tlie wrecking tug !
Rescue from New York. Both life.- |
savers arid officers of the ve.ssel believe. 1
■that she can be float' d and are anxious ]
only because of fears that bad weather |
may drive her farther on the bars to
destruction, which would imperil those
Strong glasses enable th" stranded
craft to be made out from the board ■'
walk and hundreds of visitors are:
straining their eyes seaward during
lifts in the haze to catch a view of the.
vessel. No word lias yet benn received
as to the identity of the lone passenger, i
So far no start has been made at!
throwing over the valuable cargo,
which will only be jettisoned in event)
o ffailure to free the boat this after-]
KEYPORT FRAUD UP MONDAY.
NEW YORK, May -'8.—Indictments
have been filed against Charles Barry;
and John (Yundlach. accused of getting
notes worth $1(18,000 from Sherman &
Co. of Keyport, N. ,T. The three men
are in the Tombs and will be arraigned
next Monday. „ j
WILLIAM D. HOFFMAN,
HELD IN NEW YORK ON
t .1,11 ...
WITH PRESIDENT IS
“Story Is a Merc Invention,”
Statement Issued from
White House, Says.
PLANS FOR NEW HAVEN
.SUIT MADE MONTHS AGO
No Friction or Differences ol
Opinion in the Cabinet
Over the Matter.
• WASHINGTON, May 23.—The White
House today made public an official
denial of the story that serious differ
ences arose yesterday hetween the
President and Attorney-General Bona
parte over the question of bringing suit
against the New Vork, New Haven and
Hartford Railroad, the story going so
far as to say that Mr. Bonaparte had
threatened to resign. The White House
statement, which goes Into detail, is
corroborated by the personal state
ments of cabinet officers.
The statement made public by direc
tion of the President, follows:
“The story is a mere invention. There
was no difference whatever between the
President and the attorney-general over
the New York. New Haven and Hart
"Yesterday morning attention was
called from Massachusetts *o the fact
that tlie Massachusetts State court had
already acted against the trolley tines,
so far as Massachusetts was concerned,
and the suggestion was accordingly
made that the action should be brought
in one of the other States, inasmuch
as the purpose of the suit had already
been achieved, so far us Massachusetts
ivas concerned. The President put the
suggestion before the attorney-general
and asked him to bring ii up St the
cabinet meeting,which was then but hall
an hour off. As a precautionary meas
ure the newspapers that had the an
nouncement on the bringing of the suit
were asked to hold it up.
The matter w as then discussed in the
Cabinet, and it was decided that the
action of the State court in Massachu
setts would make no difference in the
course of procedure by the government,
ancl the newspapers were at once noti
fied that the announcement of the
bringing of the suit would stand.
There was no division of opinion in
the cabinet, and not the slightest fric
tion or even discussion of any kind
between any of the cabinet officers
and the President, or among the offi
cers themselves. The suit in question
was determined on some three months
ago. The only que stion discussed yes
terday w'as as to where it should be
GOULD HAS HARD
MILES AT TENNIS
LONDON", May i!T— In the Olympic
Court tennis finals at Queens Club to
day, .lay Gould, of New York, beat
Eustace H. Miles, the English player
in the straight games. Score: 6—5, 6—4
CHIEF JUSTICE TO SIT FRIDAY.
Because next Saturday is a legal hol
iday, Memorial Day. Chief Justice
Guromere announced in the Supreme
Court circuit today that he would sit
and hear m-dions on the precedinf
HE SENE DAUGHTER
Newark Coal and Ice Dealer Missing Since October
Said to Have Been Hunted by Young Woman
Since His Alleged Desertion of Family.
HER ACTIONS AROUSED HIS IRE, IT IS CHARGED;
WIFE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE WHEN HE QUIT CITY
THROUGH the activity o£ the daughter, whose life she says he had
threatened, William D. Hoffman, the whereabouts of whom have
been a mystery since his disappearance on October 15 last, is now a
prisoner In the Tombs, New York, awaiting extradition upon a charge of
wife desertion. He was arrested in a house in Christopher street. New York,
in which la had occupied a furnished room ever since, his disappearance.
Hoffman, who stood high in Masonic circles, left a member of his lodge on
the, night tie disappeared, within a half-block or his home, yet never reached
there. Rumors of foul play gained ground, ns lie wfas a prosperous coal and
Ice dealer, ancP known to carry large, sums of money, prior to his disap
.So wrought up was his wife by his failure to return home that she at
tempted to end her life the morning after his disappearance, being found un
conscious from gas fumes In her room. I
DR. GOODELL WAS
Well-Known New York City M.
E. Pastor Named in Foster
Suit in 1886._
OLD SCANDAL MAY KEEP
HIM FROM A BISHOPRIC
Had Divorced Wife, but Other
| Case Was Unknown—Friends
Hold Him Blameless.
! BALTIMORE, May 23.—General a.s
| tonislnnent was voiced when it became
j known today that Dr. Charles Le. Roy
j Goodell, pastor of the Calvary M. E.
j Church of New York city and a promi
' nenl candidate for a bishopric, was not
! onlj a divorced man, having secured a
divorce from his first wife in Provi
dence after she had sued him for
divorce, but that he had been named
as co-respondent on December 15, 1886.
by Theodore W. Foster in divorce pro
ceedings filed in Providence by Foster
against his wife, Mary T. Foster.
The Foster divorce proceedings were
heard before t.'hiel Justice Durfee and
I Justice John H. Stiness In the Supreme
t Court. 'This case was held for advise
I ment. One week later, on December
! 21, the records show that the suit of
I Louella M. Goodell against Charles L.
I Goodell was heard before the same
I It was brought out. at the trial that
( the Goodello were married July 30, 1874.
i and that the petition for divorce was
i filed September 3, 1S86.
j Two davs were occupied at the trial
I of the Goodell suit. Mr. Goodell de
| The Rev. D. A. Gordon, presiding elder
j of the Providence district, called an
; ecclesiastical council at the Hope
Street Methodist Church, in Provi
dence, on December 30. The council
was in session two days and then ac
quitted Mr. Goodell of the charges and
specifications of immorality.
Not until January. 1887, did the Su
preme Court make its findings in the
two divorce cases public. In the Fos
ter proceedings the charge was sus
tained and the petition granted, while
in the case of Goodell vs. Goodell the
divorce was denied, and the petition
; dismissed because, as the court ex
plained, "the conduct of the petitioner
| is such that she is not entitled to it.”
Dr. Goodell’s own didvoree suit,
■ which was successful, followed.
Up to that time, the story was wlds
| pered at the M. K. Conference here Dr.
j Goodell had been gaining steadily, but
j on the eighth ballot, announced this
j morning, his vote had shrunk to 174.
! Tliis vote was also undecisive as to a
j John S. Huyler, of New York, a dele
, gate to the conference, has received a
telegram protesting against the "in
justice suffered by their pastor.” signed
, by G. A. J. Norman, president of the
board of trustees, and \V. F-. Heritage,
j secretary of the official board of Cal
j vary Church
The conference today voted to ad
journ sine die Mondav evening, June 1
The call in the Supreme Court circuit
before Judge Adams for Monday is:
Nos. 93, 5, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 47, 48 and 99.
to have threatened, is now Mrs. James
F. Soutar, of 271 West 134th street,
Manhattan. She was married at the
home occupied by the Hoffman family
at 503 Summer avenue because of the
notoriety due to her father's disap
pearance. and has since, been on his
traclj for his alleged desertion! of her
Through friends in Newark, so it Is
declared, Hoffman was made aware of
her efforts to locate hint. On Thursday
night last Mrs. Pantar received a letter
from her father. In which he, declared
he would never return home and threat
ened harm to her, it Is said, if she per
sisted in following him.
This information was given to Prose
cutor Mott yesterday, and Hoffman's
arrest on a capias Issued by Judge Ten
Today he was held for thirty days
to await extradition, arrangements for
which will be made Monday. Mr®.
Hoffman is at present In New York
Hoffman's Masonic associates In
Northern Lodge were greatly surprised
and mystified at the time of his dis
appearance, and were also active in
the search for him.
A quarrel with the wife he is now
accused of deserting, is said to have
caused him t oisdappear.
He was traced as far as a town in
Connecticut, in which relatives reside,
but there the trail was lost. Hoftmp.n
doubling on his tracks‘and returning
to New’ York. The indictment for wife
desertion was found against Hoffman
shortly after his disappearance, mainly
on evidence given by his daughter, It
is said. This, it is declared, caused
tlie threats against her, which led to
OF FOUL PLAY
Soldiers Still Detained in Eld
ridge Mystery, but No Charge
Has Been Made.
[Special to the Evening Star.)
LONG BRANCH, May 23.—The body
of Charles Eldridgt. the boatman who
disappeared at the Highlands two
weeks ago today, was found today by
life-savers stationed here. The body,
which was picked tip in the river a
little distance from the spot where hta
boat was found, was In bad condition,
blit bore'no signs ol ill usage.
1 The four soldiers who were with El
dridge on his last sail are still held,
but there is no charge against them.
Tlie sergeant who spread the report
I that they might be guilty was heard
before n military court in Fort Han
cock tills week and lined ?10. put in jail
for thirty days and reduced to the
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I NEGRO. OWN LAWYER.
CONVICTED OF ROBBERY.
John Burnett, the negro who de
fended his own case before Judge
Davis in the Court of Quarter Sessions,
was convicted by the Jury. The charge
Louis Berger, of 315 Halsey street,
swore that Burnett robbed him Of his
gold-watch and chain. ^
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