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35TH YEAR-NUMBER 19. WASHINGTON, WARREN COUNTY, N. J., THURSDAY, MAY .8, 1902. SUBSCRIPTION: 81.50 PER YEAR i
Sudden Demise of Popular Con pressman in Boonton.
APOPLEXY THE CAUSE Stricken Upon Arising Tuesday Morning
and Expired Immediately.
Represented This District and Was Finishing Second Term—Funeral on Saturday.
A victim of npoploxy, Hon. Joshun S. Bulmon, Congressman from thin, tho old Fourth District, died suddenly at hia homo in BoontanonTnnndny morn- Ing. Ho had nrrlvod from Washington city tho night previous npparontly in the bo?t of henltb nnd his demise came as a terribln shock to his family and frionda. Ho. was flfty-aix years old.
Mr. Salmon had aoveral cases beforo
JOSHUA S. SALMON,
the county courts fit Morriatown which were to come up thia week and he left Washington on Monday In order that he might be In Morriatown when they were called. He attended the meet- ing of the common council of Boonton on Monday evenlng,being the attorney for that body, and went home about 9 o'clock. HR retired acton after and aroae at 7:30. Hia wife had left the room only a short time before and when she returned she found him lying across the bod, where he had fallon. He waa unconscious and Dr. John C. Ryerson was hastily summoned. Before he reached the bouse the Congressman was dead. AH the indications showed that death had been due to an attack of apoplexy.
Joshua S. Salmon W»B born near Mt. Olive, Morris county, on February 2, 1840 and was a lawyer by profession.
, He came of a. Scotch family which ar- rived in thie country in 1640. Hia early education was secured in the seminaries at Charlottsville, N. Y., and
' Schooley's Mountain and he studied law in the office of the late Charles E. Scoefleld at Jersey City. Later he at- tended the Albany Law School where he graduated in 1S73 with the degree of LL", D. During the same year he was admitted aa an attorney and coun- sellor to the bar in New York -and in November, 1875, he became an attorney in New Jersey. In 1891 ho was made a counsellor of the United States Supreme Court. Since his admission to the bar he hfls practiced his profession in Boonton and Morrietown, having for a long time maintained offices in each town, He has appeared in many no table, cases.
Congressman Salmon was Prosecutor of the Pleas for Morris county from April, 3693. to April, 1898. He was elected to the State Legislature in 1877, and was the Democratic candidate for State Senator in 1883. He was elected to the Flfty-Bfth Congress and re-elect- ed to the Fifty-seventh, receiving' 19,- 661 votes, to 18,017 for Herr, Republi- can. He was one of the organizers of the Boonton National Bank and was a director at the time of his death.
The death of Congressman Salmon marks the demise oftthe third member of, the House of Representatives in three days, the others being A. J. Cnm- mings, of New York, and. Represent^
• *«tlve 0Leyj"6f Virginia;;" '" " ""•' Tho funeral will take place on Satur-
day afternoon at the First Presbyterian church of Boonton, of which Mr. Sal- mon WHS a member and a trustee. A number of the late Congressman's friends from Washington will attend, including a, committee) appointed by bv th&Speaker of the House of Repre- sentatives.
To School Teachers. The Board of Education of tho Wnnhlnc-
ton Public School is rondy to receive appli- cations from till1 toachora who1 desire Bitu-
— atioiWfoi* Uiu nest sobool yoar.--All'appli- cations raufit bo accompanied by toachers' cortillcfltcs, and must bo in tlio hands of tho Board prior to May 22d. Communica- tions may bo addressed to tho District
DANTl-x SPASTGKNnERCi, Prcsidont. L, M. SHltoi'B, District Clerk. 5-8 2fc
DANGER IN DRINKS—All doctors agrco that .'Phosphate ia healthful to tho human
Ib Is truo t ha t tho bill passed by t he Legislature was one proponed by tho Governor, himself. I t did not have the full endorsement of all tho pub- lishers, but it pleased the Governor and tho publishers agreed t o accept it. There waB not the slightest indication in his manner n t any tlmo until after ;ho passage of tho bill tbnt ho was not iiitireiy satisfied with the child of hia >wn creation. There ia little doubt, lowever, tiiat t he Governor was more »r less insincere, when he said tha t the )ill was " the en te r ing wedge for tho •eturn to an old sys tem" for within tbe laino week ho signed a bill which taunted §10,000 In taxes every year to :ho Steel Trust . The Intter bill had all :he ear-marks of "an enter ing wedge" ind meant absolutely nothing but a direct financial loss to the peop le The Governor has offered no explanat ion for his approving this bill and what Is noro he will no t do so.
As t he ma t t e r now s tands , only a few lundred people in New Jersey, most of hese lawyers, will know the truo char-
acter of the bills passed by the Iat9 Legislature and approved by the Gov- ernor. The rest of the people can get information on the subject in any way they please, bu t the p resen t Republi- can administration does not propose to help them get tha t information.
On the wnole, the action of Governor Uurphy in his relations with the pub-
lishers, looks a little peculiar, to say the least. But, aa Editor Kilgore sug- gests, the chief magistrate should be pitied ra ther than censured, for he, ap- parently, dare nob follow his own In- clinations even in approving bis own .cts. •
anrt wild cherry. 10 pints 10 conten t all groceries.
Seo the revised D., L. &\V. tlmo-tabloon page 7. . . . .„, . , . , ._,. V1^...,_"...:
POWER BEHIND THE THRONE Governor Murphy Iti'fiiHcn toApprov
ti .Ilciiuuro I'rcpured ut Illti Own Suggest Ion.
Whon Governor Murphy refused to alga tho bill, untinlmotisly eniictcd by the last Leglfllntnro, providing for tho publication of tho iww laws In synop* sis form In certain nowapapers of the State, ho gave fia nn oxen HO that It waa tho "oponlng wedgo for tho roturn to an old system." Possibly thU has fmtlsflcd n few of tho Republican pub- lishers In Now Jorsey but to thoso who do not RCO through a glass dnrkly it lias proven ono thing and that irj that tho Governor of tho great Stato o Now Jersey is not his own boss. Ho is supposod to bo tho servant of tho people and to do what ho thinks beat for their In to rent, but ia this pnrtfculnr enflo ho hiis proved thnt ho Is directed by u HLionuur and milliter hand. AH Editor Killgoro of tho Ilunterdon Domocrnt puts it: "No ono who hoard Govornor Murpby talk to tho Com- mittee of editors in hia ofllco but believea that Governor Murphy, in vetoing tho bill, which he proposed limself, was being controlled by some itronp hand, and for tho Governor of New Jersey to be controlled by any man against his own convictions, must bo humiliating', and he becomes really
subject of sympathy rathor than censure."
Georgo C^uick, an employeo nc the Edison coment works, wliuso homo IH on Warren street, was committed to the county jail Tuesday night on the charge of attempting ta kill his wife. Besides this, additional charges wero preferred in the complaint. The charges wcro for unbuilablo offenses and ho was placed undor tho Sheriffs keeping until tho next Grand Jury meets. :
The complaint WBH sworn out by Susan D. Quick, his wife. Her etory Is tbnt Quick, who was about the house on Tuesday, started in early to "raise (Jain." He is not a drinking man, but was inspired by pure HendlahneBS. He gets that way quito often, Mra. Quick savB, and during theso periods tnoso raombers of the family who chance to come in contact with him are liable to be either killed or badly hurt.
Mrs. Quick recently bad a now dresa made nnU it was a very handsome af- Air, It was BO elaborate, in fact, that }ulck, during hiB rampage on Tues- lay, declared in a vehement manner ;batho wouldn't tolerate it about the house. He made a dash for the ward- robe, got hold of the objectionable drees, along with some other garments belonging to his wife, and, piling them in a heap, touched a match to them. He watched tho flames at work with all the gloe of a boy at a forbidden bon- fire.
After thia fiendish work Quick quar- relled with bis wife and used her in most brutal fashion. He chased her with a rnzor in his hand and made several vicious Blashes at her, luckily none of which struck her. He finally got hold of her and kicked her In the body most cruelly.
Afcer the man's passion had eubsid- jd to a degree, Mra. Quick went to the office of Justice LIndaberry and swore out a complaint, The--warrant ^waa served and the accused man was given
Arrested For The 'Steenth Time. Daniel Keating, a well known dan<
jerous character who has known the interior of the Warren county jail tima and again, is again a viBitor there, laving been aent over last week by laBtice W. G. Creveling. Daniel had jeen doing a little light work about the electric light plant and was thus made aware of the fact that Manager Ward owned a protty good wheel. On Tuesday evening he paid a visit to the back porch of Mr. Ward's home, but instead of getting the good wheel, ee- surod an inferior one belonging to Mr. Vard'a brother, Percy. This he se-
creted back of the Weller property near Gullck's bakery and during the rain later transferred it to the barn back of 'Wyckoff & Shields' grocery store. Several persons saw Keating make the transfer and so Policeman Shrope had no trouble in proving that Daniel had stolen the wheel, The Jus- tice sent the prisoner to the Belvidere ail to await the action of the Grand ury, which meets in September.
Criminal Court In Session. At the session of Criminal court,