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Rev. James A. Salandt Declares
Members of Congregation
Are Unprogressive.
Belleville Avenue Congrega
tional Church Aroused by
Unexpected Resignation.
Retr, James A. Solandt. root or of the ;
Belleville Avenue Congregational i
Church, has resigned from hus charge, j
the reeinnatiol i to take efflect March 1
i next At the close of his sarraon op
"Abraham Lincoln." yesterday morn
ing, the pneac her stunned his hearers
with the following announcement of
Ms determinat ion to quit: i
“1 feel that the time has come when
it is best for the church and myself
to sever my pastoral relations with
the Beileville Avenue Congregational
Chsrch. My resignation is to take ef
fect on March 1. There are several
business and clerical opportunities
which I have been considering for
some time, and when March 1 arrives
I will have decided which field I am
to work In.
“In leaving you I recommend that
the members display more interest in
church affairs, if you would have it
sueceed. You ought to have more
•get-up-wnd-do’ methods in working
for your church. When my successor
arrives I hope and trust that you will
co-operate with him in that spirit and
make Belleville Avenue Church the
success it should lie." _
While the resignation was a com
plete surprise to most of the congre
gation, the officers of the church knew
of it since last Tuesday. The annual
meeting of the church was held on
that date, when Mr. Solandt and a
few others sought to have adopted a
more progressive method of advanc
ing the church work. This suggestion
was rejected l>y the congregation and
a few moments later the church treas
urer resigned. Mr. Solandt then an
, nounced his intention to quit on
MThesc two resignations threw tb e
meeting Into disorder and the annul il
reports and other matters which we re
scheduled for consideration were j
dropped for the more important prob
lem of finding a new treasurer and
pastor. _ .
Adjourn Meeting.
The meeting was adjourned until j
February 17, when the annual reports ;
win be read and other routine busl
ness attended to. The church of- i
tidals will also take up the proposi- |
tlon of selecting a pastor to succeed
Mr Solandt.
Many members of the congregation,
who were taken by surprise yester
day, have recovered sufficiently to
start a concerted movement to have
Mr. Solandt reconsider his resigna
tion. At the home of the pastor It
w as stated today that he had gone to
New York, but that his determination
to quit was not announced until the
matter had been given months of
careful thought. There is no possi
bility of Mr. Solandt remaining, said
a member of the family.
Mr Sobandt expressed the belief
that a yonnger pastor might be able
to Inject new life into the church af
fairs and arouse the required en
thusiasm. The efforts of the pastor
end Mrs. Solandt to show the congre
gation at large the need of progres
sive church work are said to have
been a dismal failure. The small
circle of the most faithful members
were ready to meet the new demands
declared a member today, but this
small army was not strong enough,
numerically, to do the work required.
The large church was never more
■IjUlct than it was at the services yes
terday morning. A large number at
tended. the word having been passed
around that the official meeting last
Tuesday night was not altogether
harmonious. When the pastor finished
his Lincoln sermon he announced his
resignation In a quiet, forceful man
ner. . There was an evident note of
deep regret in his tone when he re
proached his flock for the lack of In
terest shown in past years.
Reulgmatfon a Surprise.
The congrejration consists of about
£011 members, many of whom are said
to manifest their interest merely by
attending church service on Sunday.
Their astonishment when Rev. Mr.
Solandt announced his resignation
and laid the blame at their own doors
was indicated by the manner in which
most of them beat a retreat to their
homes without the customary waiting
in the church to greet friends and ;
discuss church work. Mrs Solandt, j
th# wife of the pastor, herself an
ardent church worker, was not pres
ent at the service. It was said that I
she was at home nursing her son, who j
is ill. and her absence was felt.
The last pastor of the Belleville
Avenue Church left there to be suc
ceeded by Rev. Mr. Solandt in a
somewhat similar manner. He was
Rev. Theodore M. Shipherd and he
had been in the pulpit of that church
for six years when, in 1909 he an
nounced that he would have to resign.
He also complained that there was
not enough of th« go-ahead spirit in
the church.
me mstory oi tne cnurcn is pecu
liar to itself. One of the greatest I
charges on the congregation is the up- 1
keep and heating of the big edifice.
That edifice, constructed to accom
modate 1,000 worshipers, is too large
for the present congregation of 200,
who never make a large showing by
their attendance Ln full numbers, be
ing lost in the big edifice. The build
ing was planned and erected when
Rev. Hepworth, a celebrated preacher,
was pastor He used to fill the
church with auditors of his preaching
He served two years after the church
at great expense was built.
When he left the crowds fell off,
for they were only Sunday attendants
who followed the crowds to the new
est preacher. The congregation was
left to pay for the big church for
whicn they no longer had any use.
This was accomplished and the
- hureh today is free of debt. In the
struggle the buoyant interest in
church affairs seemed to evaporate.
Rev Mr. Loomis followed Rev. Hep
worth, and the Rev. Dr. Rice was the j
n«xt incumbent. Then came Rev.
Theodore M. Shipherd, who left be- ;
cause the church did not advance, |
and then Rev. James A. Solandt, who j
is about to leave for the same.
Rev. James A. Solandt came to the
pulpit of the Belleville Avenue Con
gregational Church from a charge |
near Worcester. Mass. He was rec- j
ommende d by Rev. Dr. Rice, and the ;
?hi;rch was recommended to him by
that clergyman as having possibili
ties if it could be galvanized Into a
new life.
When Mr. Solandt decided to re
sign he was eager to have the
resignation in before the sum
mer months began when the
vacation period might leave the
church without a pastor for a long
time. That is why he dated his
resignation as from March 1. Before
the resignation can be accepted there
must be a meeting of the church
council. That cannot be called in
less than a fortnight. Until it is
called and the resignation is accepted
Rev. Mr. Solandt will continue to act
rs pastor, he being anxious that the
ijurch, of which he admits having
Jwn very fond, shall ln no way
*§£v. Mr. Solandt Is president of the
Essex County Federation of Churches
and president of a county committee
on missions. Mrs. Solandt is a promi
nent worker and speaker for missions,
and has been heard at various times
in many churches of Newark and
the vicinity.
Minister Loses Pulpit for
Using the Word “Damned”
NEW YORK, Feb. 9.—"I never said
'I’ll be damned’ or ‘You be damned’
to the senior warden of my church,”
explained Rev. Charles L. Quinn, pas
tor of the Reformed Episcopal
Church, 602 Leonard street, Green
point, when asked yesterday by a re
porter to give his version of an im
promptu dancing party held in the
lecture-room of the church, which
caused uproar In the congregation
and resignation of Rev. Mr. Quinn.
‘‘I did use the word damned," the
pastor continued, “to Senior Warden
MacEwan when, after I let the young
people dance following a supper in
the lecture-room one night last Janu
ary, th6 senior warden called me
down for giving permission to the
dancers. I simply said to Mr Mac
Ewan that as far as I could see there
are things a damned sight worse than
dancing. Ana when I see people
about me trying to put our church
down and out I think I am right. I
used ‘damned’ in the past tense, which
the dictionary tells you means con
demned, detestable. Therefore, I
didn’t use damn as a swear word.”
To Post Notices of Intention for
Seven in Granite and Three
in Bitulithic.
The Board of Street and Water
Commissioners f toda* discussed the.
paving of numerous streets. It was
definitely determined that seven of
the streets should be paved •with
grouted granite. Bitulithic was se
lected for three others.
No definite action was taken on the
suggestion to place the employees of
the sewer department on a salary
basis. This was to be discussed at
the conference today, but the paving
matter consumed the whole day.
Notices of intention will be pre
pared for the paving of the follow
ing streets with granite: Longworth
street, from Washington street to
High street: Jelliff avenue, from
Avon avenue to Waverly avenue;
Baldwin street, from Washington
street to High street: Jabez street,
from Hamburg place to Backus
street; Weston avenue, from Freling
huysen avenue to Pennsylvania Rail
road; Duryee street, frr%i Central
avenue to Orange street; Searing
street, from New street to Warren
The board ordered notices of inten
tion to be prepared for paving with
bitulithic: Ridge street, from Second
avenue to Abington avenue; South
Nineteenth street, from South Orange
avenue to Fifteenth avenue, and
Highland avenue, from Abington ave
nue to Delavan avenue.
Dies on Way to Mass from
an Attack of Apoplexy
Stricken with apoplexy while on his
way to mass in St. Aloysius’s Church
n Freeman street, yesterday morning,
William Murphy, seventy-three years
old. of 147 Polk street, fell to the
sidewalk at Oxford and Bowery
streets and died a few minutes later
Ir. St. Aloysius Young Men’s Club
house. Mr. Murphy was the father
of Patrolman William Murphy and
Police Matron Mrs. Mary Hennessy,
of the Third precinct, and of Joseph
P. Murphy, an undertaker, of 102 Bow
ery street.
County Physician McKenzie viewed
the body and ordered it removed to
the funeral parlors of the dead man’s
son. Mr. Murphy is also survived by
a widow and five other daughters
living in Newark. The deceased had
lived in Newark for nearly fifty years.
At the tim^of his death he was con
nected witn the New Jersey Zinc
Funeral services will be held Wed
nesday morning in St. Aloysius’s
Church, where a solemn high mass of
requiem will be offered for the repose
of his soul.
Investigate Naming of
Speyers as Navy Agents
Investigation of the appointment
of Speyer & Co., New York bankers,
as fiscal agents In I.ondon for the
navy department Is being urged by
Democrat Senate leaders as a result
of revelations concerning that firm's
relations with the operations of the
'Frisco railroad system before, the
receivership. President Wilson is to
be consulted.
Today an administration official,
whose name was not revealed, com
municated with several Democrats in
the .Senate, Insisting that the mat
ter should be pressed for a thorough
Inning and
(Continued from First Poise.)
remained on guard at the door while
Tuite was in the washroom. Donnel
ly also held the reporters off as Tuite
was walking back to the chief’s office.
At noon today, a brother of Man
ning went to police headquarters
with two well-dressed women. All
three were led into Chief Long’s of
fice. The brofher came out in a few
moments and went to the street. He
said he was going to drive the auto
mobile to a garage and would be
back. He returned in about ten min
utes and was taken again to the
chief's office. /
Mrs. Manning was buried this after
noon. The murdered woman’s funeral
was held from Cunningham’s morgue,
in Warren street, to Trinity Methodist
Episcopal Church. Rev. Irving C.
Starr conducted the services.
The parents of Hazel Herdman this
afternoon filed with Health Officer
'Chester H. Wells, of the Montclair
Board of Health, the death certificate.
The certificate stated that the fu
neral services would be held on to
day or tomorrow and that burial
would, be made in the Rosedale
Cemetery', Orange.
Several hundred persons crowded
adround Cunningham’s funeral es
tablishment when Mrs. Manning’s
body was borne out. Mrs. Cobb, the
murdered woman’s aged mother, and ,
her sisters, Mrs. Mary' Riley. Mrs.
Charles Cunningham and Mrs. Addle
Pierson seemed on the verge of a
■bollapse, and had to be assisted into
the coaches which carried them to
the church.
At the church six policemen were
required to check the efforts of the
crowd to obtain entrance. About 700
persons, who taxed the church to ca
pacity. managed to get in, and a ’
crowd of at least 200 more, many of |
them women, tried to fight its way |
through the police lines before the
cortege arrived. The police forced
the crowd to give way to permit the
coffin to be carried in.
Arthur .1. Herdman, of Verona,
father of the slayer of Mrs. Manning,
tried to throw a cloak of mystery
about the funeral of his daughter to
day. All that could be learned is
that the funeral wi’l take place from
Kunz’s morgue in Orange.
From a witness of the confession of
Miss Herdman in the Mountainside
Hospital. Saturday, it was learned
today the erirl had made no request
that her eleven-month-old baby, of
which Manning is the father, be
taken earn of or that the story of
the mother’s crime be withheld from
the child. This report was current
“Except for giving the details of
the murder.’’ the witness to the con
fession said. “Miss Herdman made
only one statement. ’I can die happy,'
she said, ‘as long as the Manning
woman is dead.’ ”
It was said at police headquarters
that Manning’s questioners were en
deavoring to wring from him an ad
mission that he had carried Hazel
Herdman to this city in his automo
bile Friday when the girl came to
shoot Mrs. Manning. The police are
said to base their suspicion that Man
ning knew of the girl’s intention to
murder his wife on the testimony of
Morris Welch, a conductor on the Or
ange trolley line.
Conductor* Story. •
At 4:3f> p. m. Friday. Miss Herd
man entered his car at the Market
street depot, and inquired her way
to Mrs. Manning’s home. Welch put
her off the car at Wilsey street.
Welch told the police he was certain
the girl paid her fare with a nickel
and did not tender him a transfer.
This fact, the police are said to be
lieve, tends to show the girl did not
come to this city on a Bloomfield car,
from which she might have obtained
a transfer to the Orangp line, but
in some other way.
The police also, it is said, are en
deavoring to show that Manning, if
he did not know Miss Herdman was
planning to kill his wife, was told
of the shooting on Friday night after
he and the girl had been questioned
in police headquarters.
It was alleged the police arc attach
ing particular importance to the story
told them by a sandy-haired, well
built young man, between twenty and
thirty years old, who was questioned
in police headquarters last night. The
police decline to divulge the identity
of this witness, but it iB said he is a
chauffeur in Manning's employ and
that he is the owner of the revolver
with which Mrs. Manning was killed.
From employees of the garage in
Verona it was learned today the re
volver was missed one day last week
after the Herdman girl had paid a
visit to the garage.
It is understood the police expect to
learn much of importance from Mrs.
Sadie K. Garrabrandt, Manning’s sis
ter, who was taken to police head
quarters early today from her home
in Bloomfield avenue, Verona, by De
tective Conlon and Lieutenant Mc
Mrs. ciarrabrant in VoNtoily.
After a short examination Mrs.
Garrabrant was taken to the First
precinct at 2:35 a. m., and placed in
a cell. She is being held as a ma
terial witness
Mrs- Garrabrant, it is said, can tell
more of the relations of her brother
and Miss Herdman than any other
persons with the exception of Man
ning himself. It is alleged that Man
ning and the. Herdman girl lived to
gether in Mrs. Garrabrant’s home al
most up to the time of the murder.
One of the officers who has been in
vestigating the case said today it
was only In the last month that Miss
Herdman went to live with her aunt,
Mrs. J. Hodge, at 69 Spruce street,
It became known today that Mrs.
Manning had frequently discussed
with Matthew J. Ready, of the law
firm of Helm & Knight, the possibil
ity of obtaining a divorce. She said
she would defer beginning action,
however, until she received the money
that was due her from the estate
of her father.
This legacy, $2,400, Mrs. Manning
received through Helm & Knight last !
Monday, and she asked the lawyers
whether it would be advisable for her I
to make a will. She was referred to i
Mr. Ready as being mdre familiar
with her affairs than other members
of the firm, but did not consult him.
An attempt was made by Manning
to obtain a divorce about two years
ago. He employed Charles Whitnall,
a private detective, to collect evidence
against his wife upon which to base
proceedings for a divorce on the
grounds of infidelity. He later asked
Whitnall to discontinue his investiga
Mrs. Manning called at the surro
gate’s office last week, asking for
guardianship papers for her sister,
Mrs. Riley, who is not yet twenty
one years old. They were refused
because it was neceassffy to obtain
the permission of the woman’s hus
band to the guardianship. She went
away with the idea of getting that
permission, but never returned.
Herdman today would add nothing
to what he said yesterday. He be
came angry when a reporter sailed
at his home seeking to learn the de
tails of his daughter’s funeral. Herd
man yesterday said he intended claim
ing the body and arranging the
No information could be obtained in
the home of Mrs. Garrabrant in Ve
npvoiver .iiiflsinff.
Employees in Mannings garage
said a 32-calibre revolver was miss
ing from the place, but could not say
when it had been taken. Miss Herd
man. they said, had been a frequent
visitor at the garage, but had not
been there since one day last week.
The mystery of the shooting of Mrs.
Manning was cleared up so suddenly
Saturday that even the police, who
had been groping in the dark almost
for twenty-four hours, were surprised.
The police had had both Manning and
Miss Herdman in headquarters here
Friday night, but after questioning
them had permitted them to go.
Saturday afternoon, however, word I
came to police headquarters from the j
Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, |
that the Herdman girl, dying there of
bichloride of mercury poisoning, had
cenfessed she was the slayer of Mrs.
Manning. Chief Long hurried to the
hospital in his automobile and in the
presence of two physicians and three!
nurses received the girl’s confession, j
She told how she had shot Mrs. !
Manning and escaped after chasing
the dead woman’s relatives from the
house with revolver shots. After the
shooting, she said, she hurried to
Broad street by a roundabout way,
and boarded a car for the home of
her aunt. Mrs. J. Hodge, at 59 Spruce
street, Bloomfield. There, she said,
she remained until taken to police
headquarters here with Manning.
When Mrs. Manning’s oelatives failed
to identify her as the murderess. Miss
Herdman said she returned to her
aunt’s home and passed the night
The police navtr witneld some de- |
tails of the confession, but the story
of her suicide and death have been |
disclosed fully. Saturday morning
Manning drove her to Bloomfield Cen
tre where they parted. Almost im
mediately the girl prepared to take
her life. She obtained a package of
bichloride of mercury tablets in
Wood’s Pharmacy, Broad street,
Bloomfield, and then hurried to the
confectionery store of Francisco Sal
vatore. There she purchased a glass
of soda water and used it to wash
down eight of the twenty-five tablets
the bottle contained.
Then she became ill, and Manning,
who was summoned, took her to the
hospital in his automobile. On the
way the package containing the pois
on fell from her pocket and the girl
confessed to Dr. D. Clark Thompson
that she had attempted suicide.
When the girl was Informed at the
hospital that her life was ebbing
away she announced she was ready
to confess and Chief of Police Dong
wras summoned.
Father Tallin of Daughter.
The father of the girl who killed Mrs.
Manning and ended her own life, In
his home in Verona yesterday told of
his efforts to induce his daughter to
give up Manning and return to her
“I never drove my- daughter from
home,” said Herdman, ‘but, on the
contrary, often pleaded with her to
drop Manning and come back to us.”
“My daughter’s friendship with
Manning began a little more than two
years ago. Manning conducted a ga
rage a short distance away from my
hotel, and it was while in that busi
ness that he first met Hazel.
•‘When I learned that, the man was
married I repeatedly warned Hazel
against a friendship with a married
man. But she would not listen to
me.” he^ said bitterly.
“She was onlv sixteen years old at
the time,” went on Mr. Herdman.
“One night not long after they first
met Hazel arose from her bed, dressed
and went out with Manning in an
automobile after the family had re
tired for the night. She did not re
turn home for two days.
“The members of the family were
frantic with grief over her act. When
she returned I called Manning up on
the telephone and he deliberately
laughed back at me over the wire. I
| warned him to keep awayMrom Hazel.
| I frequently told ner not to tolerate
his* acquaintance, once again telling
her of the trouble that might result
from a disregard of the warnings.”
| Mr. Herdman’s voice trembled as he
repeated how he had begged and Im
plored his daughter to remain at home
Mysterious Malady Breaks Out
on Steamer Stranded Off
MANASQUAN. Feb. 9,—All efforts
to pull the British steamer Queen
Louise from the sandbar off the Sea
Girt rifle range faied today. Three
wrecking tugs and the revenue cutter
Itasca stood by the stranded steamer
all night. The derelict destroyer Sen
eca returned to this port today from
the scene of the wreck for new haw
sers, having broken all she carried.
A contagious disease, the nature of
which was not made known, broke
out today among the crew of the
stranded steamship Queen Louise.
Her captain signaled this informa
tion to the life-savers, hut did not
indicate that he needed medical as
sistance. Fears that the disease, may
be smallpox led the health authori
ties of Wall Township to station an
officer on the beach, with ordeis to
quarantine anybody who might come
At high water today the grounded
vessel started her own engines and
with the aid of three wrecking tugs
and two revenue cutters made a tre
mendous effort to break the hold of
the saqds, but did not succeed in
moving an inch, although a consider
able portion of the cargo had been
lightered during the day.
Watermen now believe the only
hope for the vessel is a northeast
gale, which would pile ifp the waters
on the beach and possibly lift the ship
from her sandy bed far enough to be
towed off shore.
The work of getting* the cargo of
tin from the vessel was begun by the
Merritt-Chapman Wrecking Company
yesterday. A lighter was run
alongside the Queen Louise and men
put to work to unload the tin. The
work of pumping out the water bal
last was .also taken up today. Cap
tain McDonough of the Queen Louise,
when the vessel struck Saturday
morning ordered all the water com
partments filled, hoping that he
would sink the vessel before she got
too far into the sandy beach. It
was this water which has to be
pumped out now to make the work
of the wreckers more easy. It is the
general belief that if the wind abates
today the Queen Louise will be
floated. \
and away from Manning. "But It all
went for naught," he said. "In my
absence from the hotel Manning en
tered and left notes and letters for
Hazel over the bar. The climax came
two months later. The second time
Hazel went away with Manning she
never returned. That was two years
"Knowing of her intimacy with
Manning, immediately after she went
away I sought the man and told'him
I would make trouble Tor him If he
did not immediately return my daugh
ter. All the satisfaction I got, how
ever, was Manning's sneering remark,
‘Go to hell.’ "
"She seem^l to be laboring under
a fear of Manning," said Mr. Herd
man. "Whenever I begged her to
return home, for her mother’s sake,
she replied that she ‘didn’t dare leave
“After leaving home Hazel went to
the home of a relative, George Hodge
by name, in Bloomfield,” said Mr.
Herdman. “As soon as I knew where
she was staying I made efforts to see
her, but was unable to do so. I told
my story to Hodge and got his prom
ise to send the girl back, but she
never came home.
"I suppose it. is useless for me to
say that I am heartbroken,’’ went on
Mr. Herdman. "I am grieved more
than mouth can tell. This tragedy
came as an awful shock to us." \
When questioned by the reporter
about the baby that was born to his
daughter Mr. Herdman declared that
he knew nothing about the infant
until he read the articles in the news
Rev. Mr. Starr Lays Blame
for Manning Tragedy to
Child’s Failure to Heed Parent
In his sermon at the funeral of Mrs.
Charles I. Manning, who was shot and
killed in her home, 219 Warren street,
by Hazel Herdman Friday night. Rev.
Mr. Starr made no direct reference to
the Manning case. He opened with a
few words of consolation for the fam
ily, and stated that he wished to make
the services of the simplest character.
“I want to avoid sensationalism and
additional pain to the people con
cerned, and also undue censuring of;
the man who is held as a principle in
the case.”
Rev. Mr. Starr’s sermon sounded a
note of warning to young girls and
the parents of daughters. He pointed
out the dangers that await girls who
do not heed the advice of their par
ents. “ ‘Honor thy father and thy
mother’ is just as much in force to
day as it was when uttered on Sinai,
and the young girls who think they
know more than their parents are the
ones who will suffer." The risk of
flirting was another topic on which
Rev. Mr. Starr dwelt. “When sinners
entice thee, list thou not,” was the
way he expressed himself on this
‘‘Young men are the guardians of
the weaker sex, not the destroyers.
Young people who disregard their
parents advice will discover the fact
when it is too late. When the laws
of God and man are broken trouble
is sure to follow'. A girl who listens
to the young man with the sporty at
tire will become infatuated and in
time the vices of the young man will
become a virtue with the girl.
“A contributing cause to crimes of
this kind is the literature that is al
lowed to be circulated these days.
Another is the class of motion pic
ture shows that show tragedy in its
most vicious type.”
Rev. Starr dwelt at length on the
duties of parents to their children and
ended with an admonition for all par
ents to be more companionable with
their children.
Manning Escapade Gomes to
Light When Court Action
in Montclair Is Recounted
An escalade in which Manning fig
ured recently came out today, when
it was learned that about two
months ago Albert E. Griffin, 43 Nor
man road. Montclair, a salesman, en
gaged Manning to tak© him to Long
Branch in a machine.
Griffin paid Manning $100 In ad
vance, and, it is claimed, understood
that this was to cover all the ex
penses of the trip. On the way to
Long Branch, it is alleged, *a couple
of women were picked up, and the
entire party enjoyed themselves for
two or three days in Long Branch.
At the end of that time Manning
disappeared, leaving Griffin, it is said,
penniless and with a hotel bill of
considerable extent on his hands.
Griffin was unable to pay, and was
arrested, but settled the hotel bill and
was released.
On his return to Montclair he
brought suit against Manning for
failure to keep his part of the bar
gain in regard to paying all expenses
I out of the $100 given him by Griffin,
but it developed that Griffin had no
legal cause for action against Man
ning and the case was thrown out of
court. Who file women were that
accompanied Manning and Griffin
could not be learned, but it is un
derstood they were from Newark.
(Continued from Firet P»fe.)
of his funeral services, for, of course,
he realized that the time would not
be far distant when he must pass
within-the veil. Always when mak
ing reference to this matter, he has
urged hie to make my remarks not
only as simple as possible, but par
ticularly did he desire that I should
speak briefly, so you see that Brother
Bremner had hie friends In mind
up to the last moment and you are
to thank him for this forethought on
his part, for he did not propose that
there should be any drawn-out dis
course to weary and distress his
friends. I am free to confess that If
I were not thus limited by hts
Instructions I would take the op
portunity to say things concerning
what President Wilson has so well
expressed when he remarked of him
In connection with his demise that
a beautiful spirit had departed from
the world. This funeral sermon,
however, will be the briefest funeral
discourse concerning a beloved friend
that was ever delivered. I recall
some little time ago spending an
evening at Mr. Bremner’s home with
one or two other friends when the
subject under consideration was the
twenty-third psalm. Let me read this
" 'The Lord Is my Shepherd: I shall
not want. He maketh me to lie
down In green pastures: He leadeth
me beside still waters. He re
storeth my soul: He leadeth me
In the paths of righteousness for
His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk
through the valley of the shadow
of death. I will fear no evil: for
Thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy
staff they comfort me; Thou pre
parest a table before me In the
presence of mine enemies: Thou
anolntest my head with oil; My cup
runneth over. Surely goodness and
mercy shall follow me all the days
of my life and I will dwell In the
house of the Lord forever.’
‘‘Mr. Bremner and his wife had on
several occasions spent a Sunday with
us at the manse. He eagerly d scuss
ed the sermon, and I always felt that
If no one else occupied the pews that
he was In himself a most stimulating
“Let me bring to you but a word
of comfort and counsel front this ex
pression of the psalm: 'Though I
walk through the valley of the shadow
of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou
art with me: Thy rod and Thy staff
they comfort me.
"The reference to the valley Is both
a poetical and literal statement of the
human life. Wo find ourselves In a
narrow fissure, and on either side are
the precipitous mountains. We can
not go back to explore tho mysteiles
of the eternity that Is beyond. We
are living In the valley, and we can
not know about the beauty of the
glorious tablelands of the eternity of
the past and the eternity of the fu
ture. Amidst all the perplexities
and troubles of the valley life, the
Good Shepherd Is the guide not only
to care tor the good sheep, hut with
even greater solicitude to seek sfor
the lost sheep and shelter him safely
within the fold. And the Good Shep
herd tells us that He Is more inter
ested In the one lost sheep than in
the ninety gnd nine who need salva
tion. ,
"My wdrd of counsel to all the
friends here assemblsd Is based upon
the wise statement of Selomoa—that
It is better to go to th(» house of
mourning than to tho house of feast
ing, for the living will lay It to heart.
Suffer, then, this word of exhortation
that you give heed to the invitation
and the care of the Good Shepherd
that He may safely bring you to the
heavenly fold. And so for all now
here present, and for myself as well. I
bid farewell to my dear old friend,
and where I can’t see I neither guess
nor fear, for T believe that through
the great Saviour who brings us back
to Himself through His sufferings we
shall meet, as the little hymns ex
pressed It. ’on that beautiful shore.’ ”
It was shortly before 3 o'clock when
the. service were completed and the
cortege moved off toward Laurel
Grove Cemetery In Paterson. Fifty
coaches, headed by five barouches
laden with floral pieces, were In line.
Police Escort.
With a large police escort the
cortege moved along to the Passaic
boundery line, there to be met by
police officials of Acquackanonk
Township. Their escort was con
tinued until the procession reached
the Paterson boundery line, where
Police Chief Blmson, of Paterson, hud
a delegation which accompanied the
retnains to the cemetery
The casket was borne on the
shoulders of the eight oldest em
ployees of the Passaic Herald, Mr.
Bremner’s newspaper. They wrere:
William Rlgg. William Post, James
C. Sigler, Jacob Freeswlck, George
Rlgg. William Theurer, Charles W.
Delaney and Michael Dwyer.
The honorary pall-bearers were:
Frederick J. Buckley, Hugh C. Lend
rim, A. D. Sullivan. Major John
Nolan. Henry C. Allen. Anton L.
Peterson and Frank Kllgour. For
mer Senator John Hlnchllffe. of Pat
erson, was selected to act as one of
the honorary pall-bearers, but Illness,'
which made It necessary for him to
leave yesterday for Florida, pre
vented him from attending. In his
place was substituted his personal
representative and secretary to the
New Jersey Senate, William D. Dill.
President Wilson was unable to at
tend the funeral in person, but dele
gated Joseph P. Tumulty, his secre
tary, as his personal representative.
Mr. Tumulty, however, was detained
In Washington by an attack of
tonsllitls. A number of State officials,
headed by Governor Fielder, came
here today. They preceded United
States Senators Hughes, Martino,
Hollis, Vardaman. Clapp and Sterling
and a delegation from the House
of Representatives, composed of
the entire New Jersey delegation,
Congressmen William J. Brown
ing, J. Thompson Baker, Thomas
J. Scully, Allan B. Walsh, Will
iam E. Tuttle, jr., Eugene F.
Klnkead, Wa’ter I. McCoy, Edward
W. Townsend, John J. Eagan, James
A. Hamlll and Congressmen Ben
Johnson, of Kentucky; William A.
Ashbrook, of Ohio; Henry George, Jr.,
of New York; Solomon F. Poronty, of
Iowa; Simeon D. Fess, of Ohio;
Abraham U. Klester,#of Pennsylvania;
Robert F. Broussard, of Louisiana;
Samuel Wallin, of New York; Samuel
E. Winslow, of Massachusetts.
IVar Veterans In Une.
The Spanish War veteraniKflnd the
members of Bevcral societies are at
tending In a body.
Congressional Party on
Way to Rob’t Bremner’s
Funeral Passes Through City
The party of eleven New Jersey
Representatives and six United
States senators which attended the
funeral of Congressman Robert G.
Bremner In Passaic today arrived
here on the 12:40 train of the Penn
sylvania railroad. The party was In
charge of R. B. Gordon, sergeant-at
arms of the House of Representa
City Counsel James R. Nugent, who
was to receive the party at the sta
tion, was unable to attend owing to
pressure of business, and his.secre
tary, Ambrose T. Ball, took his place.
The party left Immediately for Pas
saic, stopping at the Park End Hotel,
In that place, for a short luncheon.
The party w&s composed of Repre
sentatives Hamlll, Klnkead, Scully,
Tuttle, McCoy, Townsend, Hart,
Baker, Walsh, Eagan and Browning,
and Senator Hughes and Martlne, of
New Jersey; Clapp, of Minnesota;
Vardaman, of Mississippi; Hollis, of
New Hampshire, and Sterling, of
South Dakota. •
(Continued from First rase.)
a right to charge it?” retorted Mr.
Counsel for the receiver ignored
the question and went on with his
explanation. Almost every function
he named os important parts of hlsr
work were met with “Why couldn't
the receiver do that himself?” from
counsel representing objecting credit
"He was so busy that he asked me
to attend to It and I was quite
familial with the work,” answered
Mr. Lefferts.
Referee Adams announced that In
bankrupt ca^es, such as the Hughes
matter, the receiver was allowed a
fair sum. although In smaller estates
his allowances was hardly adequate.
He added that there appeared to be
many things which the receiver should
have done himself in the present
Instance, although /he would withhold
a decision until the receiver Is
allowed to testify as to his actions
and accounting next Friday.
"That will be Friday, the thir
teenth,” announced Referee Adams,
with a grin.
"It will be an unlucky day for
someone, and I know it won’t be
me," said an objecting attorney near
the referee’s desk.
In Honor of Frances Willard
At a meeting of the Woman’s Chris
tian Temperance Union, of Orange, to
morrow, the sixteenth anniversary of
the death of Frances Willard will be
observed with a program of personal
recollections by Mrs. Thomas A. Hdi
son, Mrs. Stephen H. Herben and
Mrs. John J. Ferine, of the Oranges,
and Miss Klla K. Carpenter, of Ohio.
Mrs. Herben will be In charge of the
devotional hour and Mrs. Uleetra H.
Jude will preside at tho business meet
ing. Roll-call will be answered with
quotations from Frances Willard.
--- 4
Tale of Cordial Greeting Be*
tween Governor Fielder apd
James R. Nugent.
State Head and Essex Leader
Were on the Best of Terms
at Theatre Party.
[ Special tti the Newark Star.]
TRENTON, Feb. 9.—It takes a long
time sometimes for political gossip to
filter through rocky fastnesses and
lowlands from one point of New Jer
sey to another section, but let it alone
and It will get there and get out.
'Tis some distance from Franklin
Furnace, 'way back there In Sussex
county, to the State capital, a power
ful stretch for gossip to cover, espe
cially If It has to work a course via
Jersey City and Newark, to reach
There was a theatre party, made up
of divers headlights of the Demo
cratic party and some shining expo
nents of Republicanism, that graced
Franklin Furnace with their presence
on Tuesday of last week. They were
the guests of Senator Munson, "Sam"
they familiarly call him over there. It
was one great big day for the little
burg that nestles so snugly among the
rook-bound hills of old Sussex.
Governor Fielder packed his grin
In the State House early on the
morning of the memorable occasion
and Joined the group of Jolly states
men who went on a special train to
franklin Furnace to participate in
the theatre housewarming. It was a
real nice train, with a dining car
attached and other cars with easy,
roomy seats that work kind of pivot
like, so as to give the occupants op
portunity to view the passing scenery
without tho horrible ordeal of craning
necks and twisting bodies. They wero
the swell style of cars, too, such as
fly along the Pennsylvania railroad
from Trenton Jersey City, with “New
ark the only stop" between. And this
gorgeous train successfully made tho
trip over the tortuous Susquehanna
This Is Another Story.
The papers have fully recounted
how Franklin. Furnace was robed In
regal garb, how pretty the little town
appeared in holiday attire, how en
thusiastically Governor Fielder and
the rest were received by the natives
and what a stunning good show it
was that marked the opening of the
pretentious new playhouse. That’s an
old story. But there is another story
to tell and it is a true one at that.
James R. Nugent, Newark city
counsel and working head of the Dem
ocratic regulars of Essex county, was
on that celebrated trip. There was
quite a delegation of Newarkers with
the big fellow. Now, it has been often
said that Governor Fielder and Mr.
Nugent didn’t like eacli other any
more, that they were at swords’ poinls
and cherished grudges one' for the
other, as law language might put it.
Well, if there was war between
them, it is a war of the past, and
Franklin Furnace is made the more
historic as the spot where the
sanguinary hatchet was buried.
For be It known of all men, thar
the governor and the Essex leader
clasped hands, clasped hands across
tho bloody chasm, If a bloody chasm
ever really existed. This—was at
Franklin Furnace, mind you. The
notable pair didnt merely touch
finger-tips and then pass coldly and
austerely by. Tt was a fine, whole
some grip, such as men with rich,
red corpuscles in their veins indulge
in. The “Two Jims,’’ as some ir
reverent person called them, smiled
at each other, chatted with each
other, and, to put it plainly, each
seemed immensely pleased.
They Couldn’t Stay Mad.
Those who looked on and wondered
were also pleased and wanted to
“There," remarked one of the party
to others of the party, “I knew they
couldn’t get mad at each other and"
stay mad."
"I knew it, too, all the time," cho
rused several, “and I’ll bc,t if the re
porters -were around they’d put it in
the papers."
Down here whenever there is a lull
of any kind in business conversation
the talk turns to that pleasant meet
ing between the Governor and New
ark’s city counsel ’way back in Jer
sey. Whatever may have happened
in Newark was reversed in Sussex
county and the story has leaked out.
A Custom
The World Over
Thousands of persons who know the advantage of pure, wholesome, easily digestible food
have a dish of Grape-Nuts and cream for breakfajrt
Grape-Nuts food, made of whole wheat and malted
barley, is ready to eat direct from the package. It comes to
your table in the form of golden-brown granules—crisp and
nut-like—the delicate sweet taste due entirely to grape-sugar
developed by the processes of manufacture.
Every year tens of thousands visit the Pure Food
Factories of the Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., at Battle Creek,
Mich., and see for themselves every step in the making of
this famous food.
First the milling of wheat and barley; the mixing and
kneading into a sort of dough—formed, for convenience in
handling, into huge 10-pound loaves; then the baking, slicing,
rebaking and grinding; and finally the filling, sealing and
packing of the well-known, air-tight, yellow packages—all
accomplished without the food being touched by hand.
Yes, visitors are taken all over the place—up-stairs
and down. There is considerable to see, and
I l
Follow Nature's Footsteps.
“I have a boy, two years old, in
perfect health, who has been raised
on Grape-Nuts and milk.
“This is an ideal food and evidently
furnishes the elements necessary for
a baby as well as for adults. We
have used Grape-Nuts In large quan
tities and greatly to our advantage."
One advantage about. Grape-Nuts
food is that it is [ylrtially pre-digest. -
ed in the process of manufacture;
that is, the starch contained in the
wheat and barley is transformed into
a form of sugar by the same method
as this process is carried out in the
human body. This is accomplished .
by the use of moistui%»and long ex
posure to moderate waVmth, which
grows the diastase in the grains and
makes the remarkable change from
starch to sugar. *
Therefore, the most delicate stom
ach can handle Grape-Nuts and the
food is quickly absorbed into the
blood and tissue, certain parts of it
going directly for building and nour
ishing the tissue cells of body, brain
and nerves.
Made at the pure food factories of
the Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., Battle
Creek, Mich.
Read the famous little book, “The
Hoad to Wcllville," found In pkgs.
“There’s a Reason” for Grape-Nuts
^ —sold by Grocers everywhere.

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