HB Woodycrest 11-29-1903 New York Times
OFFERS REWARD FOR H0B3INS. Missing Man'e' Wife III from Suspense - . Over Hia Disappearance A Man Telia of 8eelng Him. Mrs. Joaeph H. Ilobblne, whoss h us Land, the Treasurer of 8t Alban's Church.' High Bridge, disappeared under mysterious circumstances circumstances the night of Nov. 21 la, went to the, police of High Bridge Station last evening and offered $100 to tte person who would find her husband, dead or alive. She saU she was 111 from the suspense. . Mrs. Hobbins repeated an assertion she made last week, that her husband had probably committed suicide or gone Urn-porarlly Urn-porarlly Urn-porarlly out of his mind because of the efforts efforts of some of the women In the church to get him to uaa his Influence to have an ex-minister ex-minister ex-minister restored there. Last night a man appeared at the HUh Bridge Station house who said he had seen Mr. Hobblna on the night of hla disappearance. disappearance. He was Lewis Merkase of 1 '1 Woodycrest Avenue. High Bridge. Hs aald he had seen Mr. Hobblna walking down Woodycrest Avenue about 7 o'clock that night He wore an alpaca office coat and a skull cap. - Meckane. aald he thoijht It atrange that Mr. Hobblna ahould bt wearing such thin clothea, as the night waa very cold, and be stopped the Treaaurer end aaked hhn where he waa colng. Hobblna made no re- re- fly, but puahed the ether away from htm. le then dlaappeared. walking In ths direction direction of the Harlem River.