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FARMERS IN MORRIS fftpaelal to the Rework Star.] Morristown n<tv. s.—Nearly LOOO school children of Morris county with their parents and teachers •rowded into Washington Hal! yes terday afternoon to attend the awarding of tho prizes in the county, corn-growing and domestic science contests that were begun last April. Dr. J. Howard Hulsart, county su perintendent ui' schools, presided. Dr. Jacob G. Lipmati, of the State agri cultural station, addressed tho chil dren. tolling them of the great posi tion held by corn among tho cereals and how tiie organization ot' corn clubs Is helping to raise the amount of corn raised per acre and also to increase the Interest in the study of soil conditions, tho conservation of moisture and in agricultural imple ments. making for better citizenship and prosperity at large Lewis H. Garris, assistant State commissioner of education and in charge of tho industrial work, de livered a short address in which lie lold of tho great strides being made by Morris county compared with other counties in domestic science and corn-growing work. Mrs. Fielder, wife of Governor Fielder, presented the prizes to the children after congratulating them on having the opportunity presented by tho local boards of education of learning how to make their homes brighter and better. After giving them some advice on perserverance in study on reading, she lold them that Hie greatest thing for a woman is to lio uncoil in her own home. ( orn-Crcm'Ing; Prize*. Prizes In the corn-growing contest were awarded as follows: Class A (best ten ears of any yel low dent variety)—First, Roland Chamberlain. Union; second. Rdson Rood, Union: third. William Con quest, Littleton; fourth, William Faulkner Class H (best, ten ears of any white dent variety)—First, Jen nie. Quimby, Mendham; second. Ed son Rood. Union; third, Fred Bost l'om. Morris Plains; fourth, Leona Quimby. Mendham. Class C (best ten ears any other variety)— First. Vernal Reach. Whipoan.% second. Joint E. Helmut. Long Hill: third, Claude Lyon, Morris Plains. Class I) t best single ear yellow dent) First, William Faulkner. New Vernon: second. Emma Rood, Union; third, Marion Babbitt, Union; fourth. Roland 'hamherlain. ’’nion. Class R (best single ear white dent)—First, Jennie Ouimby. Mendham; second, Clifford Movies. Morris Plains; third, Kelson Rood, Union; fourth. Leona Quimby, Mendham. Class F (best single ear anv other variety)—First, | John Belton I. Long Hill; second. Ver nr| Bench Whippany; third, Harold Reach. Whippany: fourth. Irene Van Winkle. Morris Plains. Class <4 (best! three stalks with ears attached)—) First. W'lllnm Conquest, Littleton: . second. Jennie Quimby. Mendham: i third. Civirl. - Mooney. Whtpoany: fourth. KUzeheth Rabhltl. Mendham.) Class H (best essay on "How I Grew My Corn ") Vernon D. Hood, Union; ■ onel. I •wight Ituobitl. Mend-1 barn: third. John K. Beoout, Long j Hill: fe r, a. ("h»rles Chnmnc. Whip- j Tinnt f """i ►nst.at-es (best toil ears)- ^ Robe r* Ciiant’oerlain, t nion. Domestic Sole.e Prizes. Dotnc-Jic science department prizes were awarded. There were two divi sions. f'rst for girls under twelve and sec ond for girls from twelve to seven teen Mrs. Fielder announced the fol lowing as prize-winners: Needlework (division 1, class 1, beat c olored apron made by hand)—First, Helm Net Ison, Ralston; second, Mil dred Watson. Ralston; third. Grace fc-S._«ar "Midd.e Valley; fourth. Anna Prime s. Tronia. Class 2 (best patch in elrec; goods) First, Gladys Lyon, Morris Plains: second, Dorothy Dean, Morristown: 'bird. Helen Re.ppert. Stirling: fourth, Helen Uulbett, Alt. Freedom. Class 2 'best darning of holf1)—Flr-i., Irma Bryant. Ironia, seeonjd. Helen Neilson, Ralston; third. Dorothy I'can. Morristown; fourth. Alice Cronshey, Hanover. < hiss 4 (best work-bag)—First, Klsie I aulk n„v Xew Vernon; second. Annie H.; Ktrait. Rooltaway; third, Olive Cron Uiev, Morris Plains. I ri'iss (best collection oi sample: SI itclies of sewing)—First, Klizabeth . Bowman. Hanover; second. Hilda Babbitt. Morristown, third, Janet Chamberlain, Union; fourth, Evelyn Morgan, Rockaway. Class 6 (best nine-inch patch quilt block)—First, Helen Marrow, Morristown; second. Janet Chamberlain, Union; Lucy Oossimiano, Morristown; fourth, Olivia Emmons, Rockaway. Division. 2 (Class 1)—Best whtte ! apron—First, Lily Cox. Mt. Freedom, second, Eva Wright, Mt. Freedom; third, Alice Hulbort, Mt. Freedom; fourth, Clara Moody, Randolph. Class 2 (best patch in plaid dress goods)— First, Olive Cronshey, Morris Plains; second, Janet Chamberlain, Union: third, Mabel Etcher, Hanover; fourth. Mary Chamberlain, Union. Class 3 (best darning of hole in dress goods) —First., Janet Chamberlain, Union; second, Mary Chamberlain, Union; third, Evelyn Morgan, Rockaway. Class 4 (best shirt waists)—First. El sio Haven, Hanover; second, Grace Conquest, Hanover: third. Mildred Watkins, Mendh&m; fourth, Grace Ortman, Millington. Class 0 (best piece colored embroidery)—First,Alice Van Winkle, Hanover; second, Helen Ilulbert, Randolph; third, Charlotte Lee. Morris Plains: fourth, - Myrtle Boddow, Morris Plains.' Class •> lbest piece colored embroidery—First, Alice Smith, Littleton; second, Kathryn Byrne, Hanover; third, Adelaide Em mons. Morristown; fourth, Lucy Kin sey, Netcong. Class 7 (best afghan, knitted or crocheted)—First,Elizabeth Babbitt, Union. Cooking. Cooking contest, division i. class i (best loaf white bread—Firsi. Elsie Hoover. Littleton; second, Mary EJ. Boyd. Morristown; third. Marlon Brown. Dover. Class 2 (best six bis cuit)—First, Louisa Johnston. Morris Township; second. Emma Thompson, Parslppany; third. Frances Nappln, Morristown. Class 3 (best six plain cookies)—First, Leola Cool, Littleton; second, Leona Quimby, Washington Corners. Class 4 (best loaf ginger bread)—First, Grace Reilly. Morris Plains. Class 5 (best jar jam)—First, Alone Cronshey, Morris Plains; sec ond. Bess Memtgh. Mendham; third, Anna Bebout, Long Hill. Division 2 (baiting.—Class 1 (best leaf white I,read)—First. Clara Moody. Randolph: second. Lillie Grlbble. Morristown: third. Caesenza Lee ease, Morristown; fourth, Flor ence Dalrymple, Dover. Class 2 (best six biscuits)—First, Alcrita Van Nest, Mendham; second, E. G. Franklin, New Vernon.; third. Katherine Bright, Morristown: fourth. Helen Banks, Mendham. Class 3 (best com bread) First, Jennie Quimby. Wash ington Corners. Class 4 (best pie)— Emma Rood, Mendham. Class f> (best laver cake)—First, Jennie Quimby, W> shington Corners; second, Edna Artt, Morristown; third. Violo Adler, Chester. Class (i (best loaf cake)— First, Julia Gunther. Mendham; sec ond, Jennie Quimby, Washington Corners: third, Robert K. Totten, Motris Plains: fourth. Christina Mc Intyre. -Morristown. Class 7 (best jar tomatoes) First, Emma Rood. Mend liiun; second. Elsie Faulkner, New VeVnon; third, Frances Johnston. Class S (best jar peaches)—First, Lillie Osre, Morristown; second. 1,11 Pait Smith. Morris Township; third, Lillian Cartwright. Dover. Class a (best jar cherries)—First, Jennie Quimby, Washington Corners; sec ond, Emma Rood, Union; third, Mary Chamberlain, Union. Class 11 (best lour glasses jelly)—First. Jennie Quimby, Washington Corners. Special Class (best collection of fruits and vegetables, canned)—First, Jennie Quimby. Washington Corners. All the entries--anil there were over 1.000-were on exhibition today, and will also be on view tomorrow. Judge In the cord contest was Prof. L. F. Merrill, of the State agricultural ex periment station. Tile domestic <•< 'encc entries were judged by Miss Juliet Rogers, of New V’ork, and Mrs. Francis G. Lloyd, of Bernardsvllle. A feature that attracted much favorable comment was a special ex hibit from the Morris Township schools, where domestic science has been taught for just one month. There were on view samples of pre served tomatoes, chow chow, pears, peaches, etc., anil also cooking caps, iron-holders. guests' embroidered towels all tne result of one month’s instruction. -- ‘ I Rutherford Suffragettes Halt Their War to Take Up Arms Against Demon Rum: RUTHERFORD, Nov X.—SulYra-j eettea and antis here have joined hands, temporarily at least, in » com- I mon cause—a battle against the Demon Rum. Just hoc the pact was I rought abon*! wus told yesterday | following a meeting of the Ruther ford Council The town has heen without a saloon or hotel since its Incorporation seven teen years ago. Two weeks ago a re port was circuated that a wealthy brewer of Essex county was endeav oring to persuade County Judge 111 lam Seuferi in grant a liquor license. Ttev. George D. Allison, pastor of the Methodist Church, became active in ihe opposition and the young men's ( lub of lain church sent uni petitions. Political and social organizations Jlook up the matter and finally the .suffragettes and antis joined in the protest. A letter from Kjiv. Mr. A ill - '-son was read at the council meeting yesterday. It was pointed out by the advocates -oi a "wet" town that bottlers of beers have been doing e hig delivery busi ness in Ihe town for years. Further more there are two salootiB in East ‘ Rutherford, which is separated from the town of Rutherford by the Erie • railroad tracks. These saloons, di , ectl> ippoelto the Erie station, are strenuously objected to by the mar ried women as a cause of late dln - tiers $2,600,000 from Swamp Root BINGHAMTON. Nov. K. Thetreus tiper of Broome county Hied today with the county surrogate a state ment appraising the estate of me jnte Jonas M. Kilmer, of this city, exploiter of Swamp Boot, a patent medicine, at $2,600,000. The fortune of Willis Sharpe Kilmer, his son, who Is now in Europe, is estimated at about the same amount. The fortune was built in twenty years. When the elder Kilmer started the manufacture of Swamp Hoot ids original outllt consisted of a big Iron kettle and a few gallon** of Ingredients. MADE IN NEWARK. ABDOMINAL SUPPORTERS AND TRUSSES Made to Order Is Our Specialty SEND FOB CIBCXXAB NO. I. Reinhold Schumann 23 William St., Newar’t, N. J. Death of New Brunswick Child finds Odd Romance NEW BRUNSWICK, Nov. 8.— I lentil ended a curious romance when little Norali Wheatley, seven-year old daughter of Amos Wheatley, a jeweler, of Albany street, this city, was run down on Wednesday and killed by an automobile owned by ,r. Kearney Itiee. a broker, of New York, who hue a county home hero. Two weeks ago Max Roeenwclg, a jeweler, of 5 Maiden lane. New York, attracted by the benuty of the child, in a half-serious, half-laughing fash ion offered her father $25,000 to adopt her. Wheatley rejected the offer In the same way. and Rosomvelg then offered Wheatley a $1,000 diamond ring to bind the bargain. He also promised to give the child all the comforts of a luxurious home and a thorough education. Wheatley, however, sturdily refused the offer, saying that he did not care to part with any of his children. The child was a particular favorite in this cltv. Before the funeral the little bod' was viewed by all the school children of the city. Two Farewells for Birch. New Minister to Portugal WASHINGTON. Nov. 8.—Secretary of state Bryan yesterday afternoon gave a farewell luncheon at his reyl reneo to Colonel Thomas H. Birch, of Burlington. N. .1.. recently ap pointed minister to Portugal, who will sail for his post next week. James H. Birch, of Burlington, father of Colonel Birch, who long lias been a personal and political friend of the secretary of state, also was a guest ;.t the luncheon, which wpb entirely informal, BURLINGTON. Nov. s.-On Ihe eve of Ids departure to liis new post as ! American minister to Portugal. Rur ilington Elks gave a lion-voyage din ner Thursday night to their fellow member. Colonel Thomas H. Birch, at the Elks' Home. Josiah W. Ewan, of Mount Holly, was toastmaster, and eniong the speakers were Mayor Frederick Donnelly, of Trenton, and State Senator William A. Ramsay and Assistant Prosecutor Joseph E. Strieker, of Middlesex county. -.-i Fifteen Sued by Minister JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Nov. 8.—Fifteen persons, some of the most prominent residents of Killy, sre named de fendants in a suit filed at Ebensburg yesterday by Rev. Paul II. lCetter itnan, asking $200,000 damages for &1 j legsu slanderous statements. The min j ister alleges that the defendants charged him, In April, 1913, with tam pering with a certain church order issued in the payment of hts salary, ! alleging that he had raised the I amount from $31.20 to $46. To Act on Home Rule Bill 1 ,U NI ION Nov. 8.0—The legislative program for the session of Parlia ment. beginning February 3. 1914, tvai announced yesterday. It shows that the Liberal government plans to take up the Irish home rule bill first, ami Is confident of having it Uirougl Parliament and a law by May 9. This would assure homo rule for Ireland before next summer. * IN BRAZIL felEetioN i 1 Jesuits * NEw JritSEY r V ** .. MOLINEUX TAKES Man Acquitted in Murder Case Weds Girl Who Helped Him Write Play. NEW YORK, Nov. 8. Boland B. | .Mollneux and Miss Margaret Connell were married in the City Hall yester day afternoon. The man who was ac quitted of the murder of Mrs, Cath erine J. Adams after years spent in Sing Sing, brushed some tears from his eyes and Kissed Ids bride after Al derman James .1. Smith had married the couple. Then Mollneux asked Patrick Paul, a clerk in the marriage license bureau, to kiss the second Mrs. Mollneux. Mr. Paul was in the coroner's office at the time Chief Clerk Edward Hart, of tin* marriage license bureau, was coroner. Mollneux was arraigned be fore Hart then and held on a charge of murder. Mollneux told Mr. Hart that hts mother was so near death at her home In Brooklyn that he and Miss Connell wished to marry at once, as that was his mother's wish. Deputy Clerk Joseph F. Prendergast denied the ap plication because Mollneux bail no copy of the decree* of Ills first wife's divorce. Mollneux went out and came back at 3:30 with J. Joseph Lilly, a lawyer, of 3" Wall street, who brought proof of the divorce. The marriage took place in City Clerk Scully’s office as soon as Alderman Smith arrived. G. Claxton Kellogg and his mother, the latter a cousin of Molineux’s mother, were the wit nesses. Mollneux gave his age as forty-sev en and occupation as chemist. Miss Connell said she* was twenty-eight years old and the daughter of James Connell, of Newburgh, N. Y. Her parents were born in Ireland. Her occupation was put down as secretary. She is a play broker and has been assisting Mollneux at his office, lf>5 East Eighteenth street,in writing his play, "The Man Inside." The play will have Its New York opening next i auoounj. For fifteen years. Molineux said, he has been working on hlB play. It does not have to do with his own pris on troubles, he said, but Is a plea for more consideration for the man be hind the bars. The title refers to the better man Inside of us. the author said. Molineux's first marriage was to Rlanrhe C'hesbrough. who was a choir soloist when lie first met her In New York. They were married on Novem ber 28. 1898. Six weeks later Moli neiix was arrested on the charge of poisoning Mrs. Adams. While he was I in Sing Sing after his first conVietlon his wife lived with his mother In a house neHr the prison. Tn Novem ber, 1902, shortly after Molineux had been acquitted, Mrs. Molineux went to Sioux Falls, S. D., and In 1903 her di vorce was granted. In,1904 she mar ried W. Scott, a lawyer, of Sioux Fells. Suffragettes Beat Autoist LONDON. Nov. 8.—An automohllist who does not want his name men tioned tells of having been heaten by two suffragettes near Swadlincote. He and his wife were In the automobile when they saw a hayrick afire and got out of the machine to try to ex tinguish the flames. Two women were running away after having started the lire. The man chased the women while his wife began to stamp out the (lames. After a long chase he grabbed out' of the militants, but the other woman caine to her comrade’s aid anil belabored the man over the head with her umbrella, and the two Anally escaped. To Get Bride With Citizenship NEW YORK. Nov. 8—A wife la to be Michael Diamond’s reward for be coming an American cltisen. Miss Kene Panditter. 21 years old. of 78 Way avenue, Corona, went with him yesterday to the Supreme C’ourt in Ixmg Island City, whore he bad ex pected to take out his final papers. But his name wasn’t on the list and lie will hnvo to wait until next Thurs day. lb* wanted Miss Panditter to marry him yesterday, but she said she would never marry an alien. To spur him on she took out a marriage license. Roosevelt Says Great Financial Interests Are Against Recall in l). S. nr ENOS AYRES', Nov. S.—Colonel Roosevelt: told a large audience at the Tat re Colon last night that the opposition that 1ms developed against the referendum and recall in the United Stales is due to the "unre lenting enmity of certain great finan cial interests.'’ ‘‘Some of these great interests are j anxious to exploit the people 1m | properly," ¥ said Colonel Roosevelt..1 "Others wish to deal honestly by the , people, but distrust tlio people and although they want to treat them fairly, desire to give this fair treat ment front tiie standpoint of a bene volent despotism, which we regard us intolerable. These, interests de rive an immense advantage from the interjection into our government of reactionary governmental and eco nomic ideas by well meaning judges if conservative temperament, Who unconsciously respond to arguments advanced by shrewd and aide cor poration lawyers." Colonel Roosevelt's subject was "The Ideals of Democracy,” and lie spent most of his time attacking the j judicial system of the United States. I He gave a history of tile growth of j that system and commented upon ; Chief Justice .Marshall’s decision whereby the Supreme Court began to usurp legislative powers, a decision which was till right under the con ditions existing at that time, but which lias caused the growth of an evil, he said. Colonel Roosevelt cited the buko shop decision, the workingmen's com pensation act and other decisions, which, lie said, proved that the courts wore usurping too great functions. "There are many of us in the 'Uni ted States who will never rest con tent while the condition against which I protest continues," he went on. “We believe that the only wise government for a democracy Is a government by the majority, chang ing easily as the deliberately ex pressed will of the majority itself changes. We believe that the Consti tution of the United States is not a straitjaoket designed to restrain a disorderly and incompetent people from controlling its own affairs, blit on the contrary, an Instrument wise ly dovised to help the orderly growth of tile people toward a justcr and falror life system. We further believe that the administration of justice should bo humanized. When such are our deep convictions we cannot and will not submit to the doctrine that laws to guaranteo these benefits can at their own pleasure be annulled by public servants who are not respon sible to the public nnd who have dif ferent economic ideas from the pub lic." Colonel Roosevelt emphasized the need for loaders under the ideal de mocracy. but said they must lie lead ers for good and not for evil. Girl’s Alleged Assailant Identified by His Teeth NEW TOUK, Nov. 8.—After a sys tematic examination all day of em ployees of the Wool worth building, Lieutenant Gildca and Detectives Hheridan, Clare and Hrommerhop, of tho Central office, last evening-ar rested there Patrick McKevltt, a driver, of 12 Front street, Jersey City Heights, on a charge of assault and robbery. McKevltt. who lives with his wife and a throe-year-old child in Jersey City, was arrested on a description furnished to tho polie.e yesterday by Miss Isabella Collins, twenty-one years old, a stenographer, who said he struck her on the head with an Iron implement, felling her. then robbed her, in a washroom of the skyscraper. When McKevltt was led before Miss Collins at her home last eve ning the girl asked him to open his mouth, and when ho did so identified him by his gold teeth. Neglects Sons; Jailed PASSAIC, Nov. 8.—The shameful neglect of ills two sons, William and Thomas, resulted In Walter Toman Isky, of Ninth street, being committed to the county jail in default of a $26 fine imposed yesterday by Judge Cos tello. The boys were recently arrested by Truant Officer Herman F. Weber, who declared the' boys went about tho city begging for food. They -were incorrigible, the truant officer stated. Another Epidemic Breaks Outj in Totowa and School There Is Closed. l»liri'lal In the Newark Star.I PATKRfeON, Nov. 8.—Another diphtheria epidemic. one of a series in various parts of the Passaic Val ley within the Just few weeks, result ed yesterday in an order to close Public School No. 1 In Tolowa Bor ough. Several cases uL diphtheria report mi within a day or two in Public School No. I:;, bf this city, resulted yesterday in a v isit to the school by Mayor McBride, who is a practising physician. After his inspection, which, the mayor said, was the re sult of an agitation for a new school, lie directed that a cellar Vie dug be neath the school, 1hat the play grounds be repaired and the school lie made sanitary in different ways. Tin order to close llie Totowa Bor ough School was issued by Dr. Charles A. Keating, health ^officer. Because of tills action 330 pupils of the school will lie out of school at least a week and perhaps longer. Tn an effort to check the spread of the disease, the five members of tin Board of Health of Totowa borough will endeavor to make a house-to house canvass In order to properly segregate the new cases. All Sunday schools and public meetings in tin borough will be discontinued for the present. The Board of Health of this city has been engaged for several days with diphtheria cases in School No. V3, and yesterday Dr. J. Alexander Browne, health officer, announced he had the cases in check and that there was no further need of alarm. Explosion on Their Engine Endangers Summit Firemen SUMMIT. Nov. 7.—Several members of the Chemical Knglne Company had n narrow escape from serious Injury yesterday when a chemical Are extin guisher on the auto apparatus ex ploded. The heavy copper cap of the tank was blown fifty feet In the air. The explosion occurred while the firemen were responding to an alarm, summoning them to extinguish burn ing leaves on the northerly side of Union place, along Franklin place. A stable on the Lee Huray estate was ignited by the burning leaves but the fire was put out with only trifling damage. Claims Election for Werner NEW YORK. Nov. 8.—Giving what ft says are tinsl revised returns from every county In the State, the Herald today prints a table showing the elec tion of William K. Werner IRep.) as chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, by 1,247 plurality over Willard Bart lett (Deni.). VA1LSBURG NOTES James B. Derrin, of 1112 South Or ange avenue, has returned home after a trip to the coast. Fred Selmer and Jeremiah McMahon are In Princeton today. Or. Tansey, of Sandford avenue, who lias been ill In a Newark private hospital for a few days, Is Improved and expects to leave the hospital to day. In honor of her house guest. Miss Reilly entertained on Friday e.venlng. Among the guests were the Misses Mav Boyce. Marus Schindler. Mav Reilly, Theresa Reilly, Marjorie and Grace Berg and G. Reilly, Jeremiah McMahon. Jerome Morton. Jim Mc Mahon, Lew Reilly and Joe McMahon. Mrs. J. Klllerker, of 660 Sandford avenue, who has been 111. Is on the road to recovery. Misses Emma and Helen Benedict gave a party to a number of their friends at their home, 11 Richelieu terrace. Mr. and Mrs. BetBchtck, of St. Paul avenue, and Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan, of Sandford avenue, have left to visit thetr sister. ( TWO-DOLLAR JURY IS TWENTY-FIVE CENT JOKE Deputy Sheriff Keough Plays Trlok on Twelve at the Court House—More Detectives Needed for Work of Prosecutor Jake the Barber Pulls New One. Under Sheriff James F. Hyland, Ueputy Sheriff Harvey W. Keough and Court Officer Uloyd H. McKee, one- or all three of them, played a cruel Joko on some unsuspecting Court House attaches on Thursday afternoon. McKee came bustling out of the sheriff’s office shortly before 3 o’clock, with the announcement that a Jury was needed In the sheriff’s of fice In a lunacy matter. Now a Jury In a lunacy matter usually has about five minutes' work, as the matter is entirely perfunctory, the jury verdict being necessary to comply with the law. Also there is a fee of *2 for serving on the Jury fpr the aforesaid five minutes of work, so there Is always a rush of persons, not otherwise busy at the time, to get on the lunacy Jury and grab the $2 soft money. McKecn had no trouble In getting a. dozen men who were not too busy to earn an easy $2 and soon had Tom Mulgrave, of the county olerk’B office; Frank Shalvoy, Frank Broehm, Harry Hecnnlnger and enough other men with time on their hands and an In clination to earn $2 lined up. The twelve were marshaled in the sheriff's office and sworn In. Then came the sad awakening. The duty they had been summoned for was to award damages in an uncontested damage suit and the fee received by eaoh juror was 26 cents. p. s.—For the benefit of the very few persone who do not already know It and have not had their opportunity to ''Josh" him about it, the writer was one of the twelve who got stung on the 25-cent Jury. While every other department In the oounty has had its force in creased. in some instances doubled, within the past few years, the oounty prosecutor’s staff of deteotives con sists of Just the same number of men that it. did when it was flnst organ ized, almost ten years ago. In fact, the force now consists of two men less than it did*prior to 1904 when the late Henry Young, the prosecutor of the pleas, went before the State Legislature and had a bill passed allowing him to appoint ten county detectives. Prior to that time the county prosecutor had four men who ranked as county detectives and in addition had eight constables as signed from the sheriff’s office who were called "criminal officers" and performed the same work as is now done by the county detectives. Prosecutor Young asked for, and was granted, ten men and the force is ten men today, despite the fact that the criminal work has doubled; trebled would be the better word, since 1904. The staff consists of a ohlef, two detective sergeants and seven detec tives, the personnel being Frederick IVeimer, chief; William P. Teed and Walter Godfrey, detective sergeants; •Tames F. Mason, Thomas P. Meyer, Alfred J. Hargan, Joseph H. Duoker, George Howard, Louis Slutzky and Antonio DeRogatls, detectives. "Bill” Teed, who looks more like an old-time Methodist dominie than a. detective, is the dean ot the force and hae been actively connected with criminal work In this county ae con stable detailed ae a criminal officer and as oounty detective for over a quarter of century. Chief TVelmer comes next to Teed In point of serv ice and has been connected with the office since 1893, having served as chief slnoe 1907, when he succeeded Charles F Hummell, who web ap pointed chief when the county detec tives were organized by a legislative act. Chief Welmer has general charge of the men and lays out the work for all of them except Detective Hargan. Mr. Hargan Is the personal In vestigator for Prosecutor Hood and Is directly under his orders. Detective Sergeant Walter Godfrey Is In charge, of all homicide cases and also does I most of the extradition work, which I consists of going to other states for persons under arrest who are wanted for crimes committed In this county. This leaves seven men to work up the evidence In all the criminal cases that are pending before the county courts, and it Is no snap Job that the detectives have, as they are kept on the jump all the time In order to have their numerous cases ready when called on to appear In court for trial. There le groat need of another Italian detective, as persons of that nationality seem to have a great penchant for running foul of the crim inal law. Detective DeRogatle Is fre quently assisted in his work by Court Interpreter Joseph Federlei, but another Italian detective Is an urgent necessity. So Is another man who can speak Hebrew, Polish and the kindred languages, Detective Louis Slutsky being the only member of the present staff who Is qnallned In this respect. Deputy County Cleric <3«ot*« l* Mahr and Chief Clerk William E. Christian entertained the county clerk’s force and the extra clerks who are working nights on the tabulation of the election returns at a midnight lunch at ‘‘Jake the Barber’s" Thurs day night. Tito eatables and drink ables went mighty good with the clerks after several hours of hard work on the election returns, while the occasion was further enlivened by some splendid songs by William Car ruthers and some equally splendid tories told by Ben Fine ran, both hailing from West Orange. The party, before breaking up. In sisted that “Jake the Barber” tell them a few stories as only that Inim itable mangier of the English lan guage can. The presence of ladles made Jake bashful, but he was finally persuaded to come Into the dining room where he sat silent while all urged him to tell some stories. "No, l can’t, not tonight,” pleaded Jake, "l ain't ’wined’ up,” and Jake looked surprised at the roar of laugh ter that went around the room, but he got wise and turned the laugh back by saying: ‘I don’t mean what you think. I mean ‘wined’ up like a clock, not ‘wined’ up like a. bottle. THREATS IN NOTES SENT TO WHIM Writers Say They Will Injur* Dlstriot Attorney If He Con tinues Craft Enquiry. NOW YORK. Nov. 8.—Threats of bodily harm and political extinction have been received by Dlstriot At torney Whitman alnce he began bl« Investigation of crooked campaign contributions. He admitted last night that he had been getting these communications In the last week and that personal ap peals had been made to him to atop^ this John Doe Investigation. The most startling thing about these appeals Is that thev have been aooompanled with the assertion that If Mr. Whitman persists he will And some of his best personal and political friends Involved In the system that, exacts from State canal and high way contractors contributions pro portioned to the amount of the con tract# they get. ,, Many of these threats and appeals were made yesterday. The publica tion of the testimony of George H McGuire, of Syracuse, lias made those who are Involved realise that the inquiry Is proceeding to the point where criminal process may be un dertaken. Mr. Whitman haf received anony mous communications by mall point ing out the folly of going further If he hopes for political preferment in the future. It has been suggested to him that while the testimony so far deals only with the Democratic or ganization, It is more than likely that a gigantic scheme of graft will bo uncovered In which other partlee may be Involved. Besides letters there have been tele phone messages along the same line# Some persons have gone to Mr. Whit man and made tfieir appeals person- * ally. They have asked him to desltrt not only on account of those who may be involved, but also for his own safety. The comment which he made last night as a response to both threats and appeals was: “If I can stand against Jack Rose and that gang T guess T can stand against this new gang." William Sulzer will be called as a witness In the John Doe Inquiry. Thn determination of the district attorney,, is based on Sulzer's own statement with respect to George H. McGulreV intimate knowledge of State eon work. of - nn Hudspeth Won't Say if He Will Accept U. S. Judgeshf JERSEY CITY, Nov. 8.—Proseoutorl Robert S. Hudspeth had nothing t<> say yesterday when asked if he would accept the Federal judgeship made vacant by the recent death of Judg' Cross. All he would say was: “Absn lutely nothing to say about the mat ter." 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