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Next Thuraoay the Republican State Con?
vention will meet in Trenton to elect four dele
Mtes-at-large to the National Convention.
General *?Vll!lam J. Sewell. Oarret ?. Hobart,
Franklin Murphy nnd John Kean are likely to
Everybody in Newark knows where Mayor
Lebkuecher stands on all the questions at Issue
between -corporations and the municipality. He
I? for a strict maintenance of the city's rights
and a rigid enforcement, in letter and spirit, of
.?very contract made. Does anybody kno?? what
James ht Seymour's view? on those questions
No. Frederick C. Marsh is not likely to go off
(n a aborting expedition between HOW and to
ircrrow r.ight. < t eturat, it was different when
Patrick Sheridan was running* for Mayor, and
?gain ?hen James E. Martine was fighting for
Democratic politicians wh?. imagine that John
Kean does not put hit duty as a citizen before
Mfl feeling? as an individual, whatever they may
be. are likely to get a disappointment when the
votes are counted in Elisabeth.
Newark was one of the first cltie?? in the State
to shake iff the fetters' of the "old gang." Does
It ?ant to SO? the ancient regime re-established?
The P?senle County newspaper?. Democratic
and Republican alike, join in approving the sug?
gestion that William R Giurley should be made !
chairman of the Democratic State Committee. ',
If he be choaen. it will be in the way ?if a ?op '
to those who think that principles might to cut
possi kind of Ufai*?, even in Democratic politics.
A month Ot s?"1 ag" Mayor Rankln had the
Editor of "The Elisabeth Herald" arrested h?- !
?reuse that pei ur had painted Elizabeth as ?
erime-rreden ri: ?'. and had laid the responsivi- j
Ity at Mayor llanktn's door. 'The Herald" Is -
now vigorously supporting Frederick C. Marsh. ,
who Is ninnine for Mayor on the Democratic j
ticket, and it refer? continuously to Mr. Rankln
and those ass ?dated with hin? in the adminis?
tration of the city's affairs as "The Ring."
One ?uch reference is in the foil.wine language.
"The Rlr.K" has perverted and destroyed the honor
of the ballot-box, It has pulled wires, exercised
tyranny, countenanced cilBB? ?ind lawlessness.
If the people of Elizabeth believe that??G they
believe that their city is a paradis.? for law?
less charactem and that public offl ola le are in
Jesrue with criminals- they will oust John C.
Fankin from the Mayor's chair. The verdict at
th? ballot-box will be accepted by outsiders as
the deliberate opinion of Elizabeth's citizens as
to the character of the town.
Supreme Court Jnotice Llppineott need plain
and explicit language last Tuesday In directing
the Hudson County Grand Jury to investigate
the gambling In North Bergen, Hohoken and
Harrison, and to prob? "th* claim so frequently
mad? by these persons fiat they sre protected
by persons In authority." It has been common
talk for a long time that the men who run
poolroom? and p-Micy ehops In Hudron County
have on their payrolls persons who render no
services whatsoever, unless it be in the direction
of shielding them from exposure or punishment.
If the Grand Jury ie unable or unwilling to
make a searching and fearless Inquiry, the duty
will fall upon the Senate Committee, of which
Poster M. Voorhees 1? chairman.
Governor John W. Griggs was quoted as say?
ing in Hartford that he thought the New-Jersey
delegates to St. bouls would be pledged to Mc?
Kinley. As a political prophet the Governor is
something ot a success.
Just four years ago certain Democratic poli?
ticians had planned to throw the Jersey delega?
tion to the National Convention ln Chicago
against Cleveland. The delegates to the State
Convention blocked that game by passing an
Ironclad resolution in favor of Cleveland.
Only the women and children went to sleep In
Elizabeth last night. All the men of the town
sat up awaiting with feverish Impatience to
d?y'g sunrise and the newspaper train which is
to carry to them the latest production of the
Hon. John T. Du'in's great brain. On marble tab?
let?, with fireproof paint, tested by State House
ladlators, he has written an indictment against
Mayor Rankln that will roll down the ages as a
?asterplece superior to Edmund Burke's ar?
raignment of Warren Kartings Those who have
heard the paragraphs sizzling say that Mr.
Dunn proves irresistibly that Mayor Rankln
aaa mpongible for driving the racetracks away
from Elizabeth and that if he had not done so
*h* gamblers Intended to pay all the city debt
and to pave every thoroughfare with gold bricks.
The Democratic Idea of fitness and propriety
b hmnorounly Illustrated la Camden and ?liza
*?**.? Ctunden's Illustration consists In the ai
**?tot Excise Commissioners C?rbett and deary
?? the chare- of selling beer without a license,
whether th??e m?ti are innocent or guilty It
?as manifestly improper to choose them as
?tipervisor? ?G a business in which they are per?
sonally engage''.. In Elizabeth the County
?^Mectrtor Is engaged In th?? task of trying to
? elected Mayor ?rtth the Intention of holding
hoth office?, if elected. The unseemliness of this
?? be apparent to any one who considers that
one of the duties of the Prosecutor is to aid the
Grand Jury in preparing Indictments agalnat
Public officiali who fail to live up to the oath of
?OVtf BRASCH A DRY PLACE.
BATOR BLODCETT COMPELS THE HOTELS AND
SALOONS TO REMAIN ?LOSED ON 8CNDAY.
Long Branch, April U (.Sperial).-01d residents
?ay that it ha? heea many year? since the Suuday
cloalng law w? ^hl.nd l0 ? ? wa8 lQ^y A?
tne note,? ?nd SSlssas c.o?ed promptly at 12 o'clock
??st night, and remaln-d In that condition all day.
IM thirsty Aeoury Parker, who came on the
wouey, wa? compelled to go dry. ao well waa
?Mayor Blodgett'? order obeyed by the hotel men.
Mayor Blodgett ha? al way? been of the opinion
Wat the court waa the proper party to enforce the
jaw relative to Sunday cloalng. inaemurh a? that
?edy granted the '.leenee The Mayor has Just been
?formed that the puwer to close the hotels end
?Aioons in Long Branch on Sunday laid with the
aayor and his associates. Acting upon the?e in
fguctlon?. Mayor Blodgett In.tructedThlif of G?
fe? Lay ton to are that the ?trlet observance of the
?* was carried out.
Friend? of Mayor Blodgett ?ay that he I? in
2jf?eat, which means that no saloon or hotel will
?el Intoxicating .Iquors on Sunday during the com?
et Mason, and that the reputation of Long ??G,?,?,
?a a law-abiding place Is to be restored!
A CONSVMFTIYE ATTEMPTS SI HIDE.
Paterson. April 12 (Special).?Dennl? Gallagher, a
?"??maker, boarding with Mr?. Dlxon. at No. 51
Croee-.t., ?wallowed an ounce of laudanum last
????At with suicidal Intent. He is a consumptive and
*?? despondent on account of hi? ill-health. Hi?
jP[?an? awoke a fellow-boarder, who hurst In the
?w and sent for a physician. Gallagher waa pro
gntseed out of danger after two hours' hard work.
S* ****? not at all grateful, and ?ad be wa? only
2?jy that he did not have another bottle of poison
m eaaiplete the Job.
THE CORSERSTOSE LAID.
'?Uraon, April I? <8pec!an.-Bl?hop Wlgger. of
J? Roman Catholic dloceae of .'iewark, yesterday
tai??* COrn#ratone of the new home for the Sisters
?aCharlty, in De Grosae-M.
?*remonles were wltneased by several thou
2flahlon?re and children attending the paro
"?"?ola Father? G lien, Corriga?, Brady and
took part In the ?ervlcra. Professor
the chorus and Father Hosran, of Tien
**?"?** an eloquent oration on "The Catholic
THE CHARTER ELECTIONS.
A FIERCE POLITICAL BATTLE IN MANY
REP1RL1CANS IN NEWARK CONFIDENT OF RE
ELECTINO MAYOR LEBKXECHER?A STIFF
OPPOSITION TO JOHN C. RANK1N. JR..
IN ELIZABETH?EXCISE MATTERS
AND LOCAL AFFAIR." THE
BONE OF CONTENTION
Charter election? will be held to-morrow in
' most of the cities of New-Jersey, and on ac?
count cf this being the year for the National
election, there le more than an ordinary amount
cf interest manifested. Newark, the metropolis
Of thc State, attracts thc most attention, as it
is generally conceded that upon the present
election the result next fall will to a great de?
gree depend. The fight between Republicans and
Democrats In the other cities is also spirited, and
while local affairs are alleged to be the basis
Of the campfligns, it Is nevertheless true that the
National election has considerable to do with
NEWARK DEMOCRATS WITHOUT FUNDS.
? THE1K DILEMMA CAU8H RBPCBUCAKI TO FEEL
SIRE <>K A VICTORY.
The charter election In Newark to-morrow attracts
the attention of the whole State, as It In felt that
the result will have an Important bearing on the
? State election In November.
Two year? ago Mayor I/ebkueoher. the present
executive, wa? elected over James M. Seymour.
! Democrat, hy 20,371 to 15..?T9. and an entire Roerd of
five Republican Commissioner? of Public Works was
elected hy about the same majority.
Last year Seymour was one of the eleven Demo
! cratlc candidate? for the Assembly, and, although
badly beaten with Ihe rest of his party ticket In the
county, he carried the city1 hy a small majority.
The rciison for this was that many hundred.? of
Newark Republicans scratched the name of a Re?
publican candidate because he had been a saloon?
keeper, and voted .n preference for Seymour. The
latter wa? renomlnated for Mayor by the Democrats
! thl? year on the etrength of the factitious majority,
and in the hope that the quarrels of the adminis?
tration Republicans supporting Mayor I^bkuecher'?
l.u.-Mne?.? methods an<1 the antl-??1mlnl?tiatloti lead?
er.? opponine him before hi? nomination ?-111 lead to
a ?erlourt defection of the Republican vote at the
| polla This hope already proves Illusory, as Com?
missioner Stainshy, John Kleele and other? who
j have been oppo.ed to the Mayor are working "tooth
! and nail" for hi? election. The Democratic plan also
1? to capture the two C'ommleslonershlp? of the
| Hoard of Work? and elect a third Comrnl?sloner next
? year, which will give them the majority In the most
1 Important governing board of the city. If they can
g*t the Mayor, too. the city government will then
be In their hand? In April. 1W7.
There is. however, a more gener?! object to be ob?
tained Newark Is one of the largest manufactur
? Ing eitle? of the country, ?nd it I? the larsf?t city
of New-Jersey. If It should go Hemocratie to-mor
! row, that fact ?Mil'be trumpeted abroad throughout
the country as an evidence of a reaction in favor of
Democratic tariff "reform." Pnlted State? Senator
I Smith ha? visited the city several times to consult
| with the party managers, and he returned sgaln on
Friday, and Is now st his home, practically directing
the party operations. The ticket nominated ha?
only native Americans on it, and this. It I? ?al 1.
was due to the Senator's suggestion, to disarm or
even capture the A. P. A vote, and Inculcate a
prejudice against the German element of the popu?
lation. The Democratic epe-aker? were also carefully
Instructed to make no reference io the tariff or
partisan. National or State questions In their
speeches, so that the Democratic candidate? mlKht
j not lose the advantage of the votes of Republicans
J dissatisfied with the party organisation locally. If
the returns to-morrow night shall show a Desso
! cratlc victory, the claim ?111 b* Instantly put forth
that the contest was really on National lines, with
the tariff Issue ln sight, and that the victory was
reaiiy a Democratic free-trade triumph In a city
largely devoted to manufacturing, and having a
population of 20,000 mechanic?.
Another definite object of the Democratic leader?
Is to effect a permanent breach In the Republican
organization. A Republican defeat to-morrow
would lead to charges of treachery; It would array
Republican against Republican, and destroy the
party usefulness of some of the mo*t active and
valuable leader?. It would provoke revenge? from
which the Democrats might profit In the fall elec?
tion when a Senator, eleven Assemblymen, a
Sheriff, and other local candidates are to be voted
for In addition to Congressman and Presidential
| elector?. All thl? i? deliberately calculated upon
j by the Democratic manager.?.
Now as to prosperi.?. The Republican? de. lare
that they will ?any the city by a majority ranging
from aVOM to iOM. No ??t?mate goe? below 2.0?O.
tine of the most conservative and experienced of
the Republican leader?, Commissioner Van Duyne.
SSUautteS the majorliy at 3,f?)0. The odds In the
j betting are all on Republican majorities. Demo
| crate only claim to have hopes of tarrying the city,
' and they confeea that the?e hones are based moetly
! on Republican dl?aff<?ctlon with the admlnl?tration
Th??y give no figures or estimate?. The only can?
didate they fiel any real hope for Is George R
Gray, for the Hoard of Woik?, who ?111. bOW?rver,
be cut by many Democrat? because he has been In
public office of various kind? for about a quarter
of a century, and belongs to th.o "Silk Sto?k!ng"
element of the party.
All the city departments that formerly contributed
their votes and patronage to Democratic candidate?
are now under Republican control. The contra? tor?
and corporations that were also manipulated so
ffeely at election times now owe no favr? to the
Democratic politician?, and their influence and money
are lost to them. The station voie, numbering
nearly 3,000, was formerly Democratic. The D?mo?
cratie panic made It Republican, and It can be re?
lied on. The German-American vote ???? two
third? Democratic in 1?Z. It Is almost solidly Re
publican now Por year? the Democratic wunl
worker? were accu?U;med to receiving larg??
amount? of money on Election Day A? thi? money
I? not forthcoming now in amount? latge enough to
satisfy them, they are lukewarm. Thoueands of th.?
baser sort were accustomed also to receiving 12
apiece for their votes, and when this wa? cut off
they refrained from voting. In one voting precinct
last year, according to the Maternent of a Demo?
cratic leader In the dl?trlct to The Tribune corre?
spondent, no less than 125 votes were lost because
the voter? would not go to the polls without pay.
The lack of a Democratic dally paper is also a
e-?rloue handicap "The Joumsf." which was the
Democratic organ, succumbed In December, UM, for
lack of support. Democratic campaign document?
and cartoons have been printed during the campaign
in the advertising columns of other local paper? at
The Democratic city platform charge? that during
the two years' administration of Mayor Lebkuecher
the funded debt of the city has been Increased by
nearly five million? of new debt. A statement taken
from the Controller's b.xks and submitted by the
Mayo?? shows that, on the contrary, the net funded
debt of the city had been decreased about 1600,?X?)
in the last two years. The reports a.ao ?how that ?
?conomtes aggregating many thousand? of dollars
were made In all the departments of the city gov?
ernment; that the prices of supplii? had been re?
duced from 10 to *>0 per cent; that contract rates for
Street paving and sewering have been greatly
leg'ened and the efficiency of the department? at
the same time promoted, ln two years twenty ?
miles of streets have been psved and many mil??
Of sewers laid. The East Jersey Water Company
has been compelled to agree to lay a second conduit
from the watershed at It? own expense, wher-ii? ,
the old Democratic Board of Works bought the Ivy ?
HUI property, worth ?m.000. paying $80.000 for It. ln- I
tending to build an ?00.000 re.eryolr on the alte to ?
make UD the deficiency in the Pequannock water ,
?iinn-v The railroad companlee have been brought
5 ^agreement to elevate their track? In the city,
and Plan? for that purpose are being prepar-jd.
*^??*- "h? new oublie Improvement? that will be
REPUBLICAN PROSPECTS BRICHT.
THE ALLEGED DEFECTION IN ELIZABETH PROVES
TO BE A SMALL AFFAIR
Elizabeth. April 12 (8peci.1V-For Use -**T ha?
fore election thl? has been a quiet one In Elisabeth.
rnle?. all outward Indication? are astraf/. how?
ever, the Republican ticket will be ? ctorlou? on
Tuesday. There are a large number of thoughtful '
citisene who are not doing any shouting, and who
ordinarily are extremely Independent In? their *ot
Ing. These men will not be ?wayed by clamor or
prejudice, but vote according to the dictates of their
conscience, and for what they deem the best In?
terest? of the city, and It Is ?afe to a??ert that their
votes will moetly be recorded on election day for
the Republican candidate for Mayor. John <*. Ran
Apart from thl? th? situation ?eem? ?omewnat
mixed In the eye? of the political proph?te, aome of
whom think that while Rankln will win, there la
an even chance for the Democrat? to elect their can?
didate for Alderman-at-lJirge. and, perhap?. h
couple of the freeholders. If the Republican vote.
however, come? out. the chance? are that Mayor
Rankln'a popularity will carry the entire ticket
through, a? U ha? done before.
The Republicans who ars dissatisfied with the
Mayor and will ?cratch him at the polls declsre
their Intention of voting for the balance of the Re?
On the other hand, the Democrats, and they sre
many, who will support Rankln to vindicate the
city's honor, will support the balance of the Demo?
cratic ticket. It seems to be conceded that more
Democratic vote? will be polled for Rsnkln then
will bo cast against him by disgruntled Republi?
cans, which lends strength to the claim that, so far
as he Is concerned, his election ein He regarded as
l.ast fall the Democratic party in Elizabeth, while
thoroughly united and enthusiastic, was only able
to give Alexander T. MeGIll for Governor 110 ma?
jority In Elizabeth, and no intelligent person who
has sired up the situation can be found who pre?
tends to say that Frederick C. Marsh Is more
popular than was Chancellor Mc<5lll. The Demo
I crats. moreover, bad the advantage then of having
a legal holiday on Election Day. a fact which al
, ways brings out a fuller Democratic vote. On
Tuesday there will be no legal holldav, and this is
bound to hurt the Democrats more than the Re
The claim that Elizabeth la a strong Democratic
city Is erroneous. If the results of the elections for
; the last few years are studied up. It used to be
safely Democratic by from Sim to 1,000 plurality, but
: the hard times have disgusted hundreds of Demo?
cratic workin^men espefially the Oermans?an?l
caused them to crowd Into the Republican ranks.
No better Instance of this can be cited than the
Fifth Ward of this city, which Is largely composed
of German-Americans, and which the Democratic
leaders some years ago placed In the doubtful cate
, gory, anrl at best Republican by a small majorltv.
Now It gives over LOU Republican majority and has
i grown to he one of the banner Republican wards.
Mayor Rankln Is confident of bis re-election, from
the assurances he has had from scores of con?
servative citizens, and he says ihe reported Repub?
lican defection will simmer down to small propor
t tlons by election day. Conservative men who have
studied the situation claim that Mavor Rankin's
plurality will not he less than 30ft. and It will not
surprise them If It should double this flgur?.
A GUERILLA WARFARE IN CAMDEN.
j DEMOCRATS ANP SO-CAI.LEP REFORMER.?? PT/vr
TINC. IN VAIN AGAINST AN HONEST ???G?
Camden, April 12 (Special).-This cltv has never In
? all Its history seen such a stormy political battle as
| that lust closed. The Republicans, who took up the
reins of Government about ten years ago. hnve been
attacked from all sides, but the fighting has smacked
o/ the guerilla style of warfare.
Th? Democrats had grown weary of th? struggle
to overcome the big Republican majority, which
has kept Increasing year after yeaix till there Is not
a Democrat left In an office In all the municipal
! eovernment, and not one of that party remain? In
1 the city Council, and none from the city ln the
, County Board of Freeholders. With their chanc??*
of getting In growing weaker and weaker, the
Democrats cast about for means of overthrowing
th? victorious Republicans Last year a group of
I them Joined forces with some Republican.. |n the
organization of the Committee of On? Hundred,
which fought a campaign for Mayor and lost, last
??pring- They elected three menbers of th? C|ty
1 Council on the fusion ticket, however, and they felt
, encouraged They took no hand In the fall cam
! p?lgn, but early this spring th? Committee of One
Hundred was In th? field with a selection of candl
; dates for memhers of the Roard of Excise. Commis?
sioners, City Council and ail ward offices. Including
: Justices of the peace and constables.
I ',1'slng th? ev.deuce adduce.) at Ihe several e?s
i slons of th? Plack-ReMon Isvestlaatlon Commls
? ?Ion. the reformers hav? charged th?t the city Is
, run solelv In the Interests of Republican office
? holders, who ar? paid proper salaries, hut who '
? also sectir? heavy fe?? ln on? w?y end a.noth?r; ;
that th? city has b?en grossly missoverned. with |
? high tax rate? and no puidlo Improvements; that the
people's money has been wasted In extravagant
! expenditures, ar.d that the ne.-.l of the hour Is re
I trenehment and re fur SB.
"It Is the seme old 'TV of the 'same old gang'
? when It Is on the outs." say? City Solicitor Mor
' gan, "but th? Republican managers have no fear of
! the result on Tuesday. They do not h?Mev? that
i any large parceai ?ge of Intelligent, thinking cltl
; zen? are de>?lved by thl? ?tv. whli-h th? perno
I crats always rais.? In on? gul?? or another when
? they wish to get their arlp upon the offices. When
w? took hold of the etti sovernment. t?n yewrw
? ago. It? credit was ao run down thai Its bonds could
I not find a market. No public Improvement?, wer?
? being mad?, tb? Kir? and Polle? departments were
ridiculously lnad?quat? for a city of our dlm?ns!ons.
I and we were far behind In the march of progress
, The people voted the I>?mocrat? out, and they
appear to have been satlstled to keep ua ln all thee?
years. We hav? brought the city credit up to a
! high standard; we hav? more than double 1 th? Fire
! Department, mor? than trebled the Police Depart?
ment, built alnii.st fourteen miles of new sewer? and
j paved more than twenty-four mile? of streets. W?
; hav? introduced electric lighting Into the street?.
; and deiplte th.? charge? of extravagance in thl?
respect we now have the best-llghied city In the
?State, and I don't believe many taxpayers would
j care to go back to the old days of fll.k?r.ng gaa
lamp* and smoky oil lamps with whi. h our high?
ways were formerly l'ghted. Ufe bave bullt ten
new schools and estabilehed a high and manual
training school In rented ?juarters. ?Ulm ? lu? a
? tlonal faetlltlea to 3,0?? mor? children than were
I furnished ten years ago. and lncrea?!ng th? annual
- expenditures for ?-.tools from IllT.iW? to RffJIf. I
I don't believe tha? there Is any considerable number
I of taxpayers B?bO begrudge the money c, ent In
, this direction. W* have reduced the total cltv d?-bt.
' b.n-'e.t and floating, from %?*??? to II.2*2.?"??. and
refunde ? EmAmt Of 7 I?er cent water bonds at 3? per
eent saviag altogether about IK?*) a year In our
? Interest account.
"The worst of the Are from the??? bushwhackers
j has been ?llrected st m?," cont.nueJ Mr Morgan.
? hut I could stand it If they would only stick to
; the facta and truthful figures, inateal of garbling
?ml manipul?t.ng In the interest ?if their plot. The
salary of the Cltv Counsel Is I2.C-0 a year, ani this
it, absolutely all I receive s? such official. I wa?
1 appointed Collector of Delinquent Taxes, and every
? -lollur of fees, aa auch official com.? not out of
the city trraaurv, but out of the pockets of those
Who fall 10 pay their taxe? promptly. If every
property-holder In the city paid hi? taxe? ou Um? my
?alary would be m*- only ?oinpeneutloii. Tin fact
Is the city is the gainer by many thouaiinN of
? ?ollar* In thl? plan of collecting the delinquent
taxe?. During the la>t eight year.? ti.ese delinquent
collections ?.montiti?.! to a grand lota! ?if I?. 220.127.116.11 4'..
and the total ?ost to the city for tli? collection of
? this tidy sum was 1X24'.* ??. The contin:?sl?u_i
, amounted to ?.r.:.i7207 Deduct from that the >\
? ?,? tir,? of collection, and you hav.? net commissions
uf ???!?-!?, or an average of but |:;.??? 27 per >-.?r
Add to the total amount .if delinquen! tax?* th.?
aunt* ?if III.W ? for costa and l_MU A4, which the
delinquents hud to pay. and you see what a ?nug
fortune the cltjf ha? .valued
?Does any one suppose that yuch a good showing
as that could be mad?? If the compensation depended
alone upon a salary" The last Legislature recog
nised this wh?n it insisted upon Introducing Into th?
law taking tue fees from the offices of Clerk In
Chanoery and Supreme Court clerk a provision
that all lawyers muat keep their fe? account? p?l?l
up l>esp!te the?? actual ligure?, which any on?
c_n verify by the books, the ?o-calle<| reformers
have strained every nerve to ?how that my fe?s
have been $15,000 per year Rrlef reference to the
period preceding Ihe operation of this plan of col?
lecting delinquent taxes will show to any fair
minded man the advantag.-s accruing to the city
of the present mode From IK* to 11*, there was
no special provision for the collection of delinquent
tax claims As many of our citizens will remem?
ber the Issue of this experiment was a happy one.
It iK-i'im? a common practice with a numerous
class of thrifty people In those years to go 'shy' on
their tax bills until they accumulated to a figure
that made It an object for the City Council to com
nromlse and then It frequently happened thst
larse claim? were adjusted at a dlacount of from
IO lo 75 per cent. There were many others who
showed no disposition to adjust their back taxes,
and finally, to straighten matter? out. a commission
was appointed under the Martin act to collect these
claims 'Phis Involved a very heavy expense beside
wh'ch the commissions now allowed are mere baga?
telles and though the result was salutary Inasmuch
as it 'squared up all old accounts, yet the financial
train to the cltv was comparatively trifling. Does
anv one suppose that the taxpayers of Camden
desire a repetition of the disastrous experience of
those ten years?"
RAHWAY'S REPFBLICAN TICKET A GOOD
Railway. April 12 (Special). -The annual charter
election, which take? place to-morrow, has not been
preceded by much of a campaign by either the Re?
publican? or Democrats. Republicans, however,
cannot afford to be apathetic, or neglect to get out
their full vote, as the control of the Common Coun?
cil, School Hoard nnd Water Roard I* Involved.
Inder Republican rule the city debt has been ad?
justed and every department run on strict business
principles. There being no Mayor or Freeholders
to elect thl? year, it la feared that many Repub?
licans will consider the election unlmportsnt. and
fail to vote. This Is not the case. The election of
five Councllmen and four 8choo! Commissioners,
with a Water Commls?loner-*t-I?arge. Involves the
control of every department of the city govern- ,
ment The Republican nominees are all flrst-class |
men prominently Identified with the business and
social Interests of the ojty. Most of them have |
had experience In public affairs
The nominees on the city ticket are ss tO?OW*.
For Water Comm siloner. W. O. Rathbun; far fcchool
Commts.loner-at-I.arse. Oeorg? E. Whit?. Both
men have been ?nominated. Wr. White has been
president of the Board of Education for many
year? and knows all about the wants and needs of
tne schools. Mr. Rathhun Is superintendent of th?
Gordon Press Works, and is a valuable member of
tne present Water Board. The Democratic nom
??? are. ?Tac??,on Jacques and F. If. Stlllman.
neitner of whom has ever had any experience in
The following are the RepaBHeia ward rm..ra?
tion?: Flret Ward-For Coun:.lmin. V F. Lufbery;
school Commissioner. J. I. .-Inolili ?Id. Second
| Ward?For Councilman, 7h >m ?? Jardin?; SeUol
Commissioner. Cyras w. S |i. >r. Third Wm
I < ouncilman. William Howirl. Fc.irtn Wa.l
; Councilman. George Miller; vln.i c >n?mi.??loner,
Harry M. Bedford. Fifth \Vir1-?'oun llma.i. W.
! H C. Cole?.
The warmest fight will ? h the Firsr and Sec?
ond ward?, where the Demo-.??.s hope to rem?,i,
eontrol. If the Republicans f jrn oi.t It la not likely
that the Democrats will win.
?SOMERSET REPUBLICANS DISGRUNTLED.
nan sav that they wrmau treated ???a?p?.?
in thk run COSTOaaaa district < ? invention.
8omervllle, April 12 (Special).-The Republicans
of Somerset County are thoroughly aroused over
their treatment by the delegations from Middle-, ?
and Monmouth counties at the district convention
held In New-Brunswick last week.
It hxl been conceded that Somerset wa.? entitled
to one of the two delegates to the National COBVea
tlon, and the delegation ?-eut to N.w-Rrunswlck
with the expectation of pre.?entinir. a name. Cleri
In Chancery Lewis A. Thompson was the choice
of the delegation When they arrived in New
Rruns?dek, however, they found that both M ddle
sex and Monmouth h.id candidates, and were deter?
mined to present them. Monmouth ha? forty-one
delegates and Middlesex has thirty-nine, ?o that
Somerset with her eighteen can only get her rights
by courtesy. She til totally Ignored. The same
treatment ha? been experienced ?ver since th.? Hid
Congre?? District has had Its present autonomy,
Monmouth and Middlesex have combined against
Congressman Ho?-ell expect? a renomlnatlon next
fall, and ?o angry are the Republicans here that
they threaten to attend no more conventions, nor
to assist ln any Congress elections until they are
accorded fair recognition. Assemblyman Reed, who
was chairman of the Somerset deleerat on ln the
late convention. refused to present the name of any
candidate after he found how useless It would he
After the delegate? were selected. Somerset wa?
thrown a sop In the nomination of Charle? Flace
and Assemblyman Reed as alternate?. Hoth how?
ever, refused to ?erve.
RI.OOMPIKLD RBPURLICAN TICKF.T
Bloomfleld. April 12 (Special)-The Republicans
of thl? place completed their ticket last night as
follo?T?: Commltteeman-at-large, o. Lee Stout;
Collector, A. C. Marr; Overseer of the Poor, C. L.
Voorhees; constables. James Daring and Jame?
Foster; Justice? of the peace. Jacob O Host and
(?eorge If Cadmu?. Commissioner? of Appeal
Jame? P. Jone?. Charles W. Martin and ?. M
THE NEW VICE-CHANCELLOR,
SOI'TH JERSEY LAWYERS SAY THAT IIH
BHOl'LD (V)MR FROM THAT SECTION.
Camden. April 12 (Special).-A meeting of the
Camden Har ha? been called for Tuesday next t..
take ?tepe to further the Intere?!? of South Jersey
In the ?election of the Vice-Chancellor, whom Chan?
cellnr MeOUl has yet to appoint.
Th? call for the meeting ha.? been signed by all
the leading lawyers of the county, snd It Is sail
that they will adopt resolutions strongly urging the
?'haheellor to appolnr a South Jersey lawyer to the
post. They ?ty that thi? end of the State 1? really
entitled to the appointment. ?? all four of the pres?
ent Vlce-Ch?nce||or? come from the northern tier of
countle?. A va?t amount of buslne?.? com?? from the
?Ix lower counlie?. and ?'< ekly ?fsslons of the
Chancery Court are hell in th.s cn>, a VI-e-i'han
?:ellor coming down for the purpose.
The attorney? declare that they could mine a
number of men ?ho would flit the post with honor
and credit, having ?II the ??equlBite ability and
?cbolarly attainment? The min neerl not n?'ce?.
sarlly l?e a Republican, as there ar* a number of
able Demo-rat? capable of filling the place.
The most likely mm of the Utter political faith Is
ex-Distrii-t Court Judge Howard Carrow, who wa.?:
the permanent chairman of th?? Democratic State
Convention which nominated Chancellor McQill mr
Qoveraor. Ex-Judge David J. Pancoaet is also
mention???! a? a lining man.
A REIGN OF TERROR.
SEVERAL NEW JERSEY VILLAOE8 OVERRUN
WITH TROITBUMOXR TRAMPS.
Paterson. April 12 (Spool?!?. The beginning of
work on the auxiliary pipe-line of the Ea?t Jersey
Water Company ha? caus.-.l a r> ?gn of terror In the
vicinity of Pompton, Huiler sud Hloom.ngdali?.
Fifteen hundred men ar? employed in digging the
ditch and putting down pipe near Butler.
The ?pilet villages am overrun with tramp?, and a
new conilngent arrive? ?Uli every fr?-ii<t.t train.
Wjmen have been ?topped on the street.? and forced
to hand over n'ot.?y. and di-predations have In
crea?ed to ?uch an extent that twenty deputies have
been ?worn In to assist th?? town marshals, and a
curfew ordinance sdopted. Notices wen? posted
throughout ih?? district, and individual.? found
prowling about after ? o'clock ?re promptly arrest?
ed. Payday, however, wa? the signal for a tonerai
drunk A band of tiamps boat their way to Posap?
ton and met the Pittsburg sang at Rlsden's Hotel.
and a ll.-rce fight took place. The pride of IBS
l'lttsburgers was "Dan" CalUhan. a muscular
giant, who was always looking f??r trouble. i'.iH.i
hati chaUengad the leader of the tramps ani ??
pitched battle fallowed. The hotel wa.? wrecked,
and Callaban ?as left for d?'uj in a barn, win re h
bad been carried by hi? comr.il-rs. His left cheek
had been chowed Into pulp, his nose broken an?! his
head terribly battered ?dth pick-handle? and club?.
The ?Us.? In th- front of th? hotel wa? demol?
ished with ?ticks and stones by tin? gang, after
Rl?den had driven th.in OUI St tn.? |K.int of a
shutgun. Callahan was brought to this city nnd
received treatment at the General Hospital, ?here :
h? lies in a critical condition.
PARENTS ASO SOS REUNITED.
a rappt brsclt of last amari rrurion of
THE "JRMKt nu KS" in PATBtaON.
Paterson. April 12 tSp??cinl).?One of the happy
result? of the reunion of the BeoOBd Brigade, .Second
Dlslslon. Third Army Corps, whicli was held In
Patereon on Thursday, waa tue reuniting Of a son
with his parents after an absence of twiiny-cight
When the Rebellion broke out. among the many
volunteer? from thi? city was William Harding.
then a young man. He served will, a geod r.-.oil
tor ?ugh the war, and at Its end settled In Ohio, his
regiment not being very far from that Stale ?Then
he re? el ved hl? ?Hachare,??. Harding opened cor
re?pond?nce with his parents, but It was soon
dropped, and for twenty-eight year? neither son nor
parent? had heard from each other. The father and
mol her long ?go gave their son up for dead.
Harding, the son. some weeks ago secured an
Invitation to attend the brigade reunion In Pater?
?on, and decided to vl?lt hi? native home and look
for hi? parent?. He reached here on Wednesday,
and found the name of BlS father and mother, John
and Mary, In the directory. He also rea?l that they
lived In Paterson-ave. By mistake he w. lit to
Paler?on-st., and failed to find hi? parents. Learn?
ing of lil? error, ho started airain the next day to
nul them and succeeded. Urs. Harding at once
r??.*>arnlsed her ?on. but the father at first thought
hi? unexpected visitor was an Impestar. The vet- !
eran, however, managed to prove hi? Identity.
.4 ?.41? OFFICER MISSINO.
LIBl'TKNANT CORWAT, WHO IS CONNECTED WITH
AN ELIZA ???????? SlHI'VAItH. HAS NOT
BRRR SEEN FOR TWO WEEKS.
Elisabeth. Apri II (Special)-Lieutenant J. J.
Conway. V. S. ? , who was Lewis Nixon? confi?
dential man at his ?hlpyard in Klizahcthport, ha?
thoroughly disappeared, and no ?lew can be found
to hi? whereabout?. What makes the matter more
puzzling I? that the missing mans account.? an
?aid to be straight, and, so far as known, there .? n.j
reason why he should so mysteriously go away.
Lieutenant Conway i? ab?.ut thirty-llv.? year? old.
He came to Elizabeth when Mr. Nixon took charge
of the plant. He I? * little above the medium
height and ha? rather handsome feature? He Is ??
prominent member of Elizabeth Lodge No. 289, Be?
nevolent Order E k?. He was last at his post on
March 31 and it wa? supposed by h s employer that
he had tak.n a ???ek? I. ave to vieil ?ome distant
relatives They were communicated with and It
was learned that nothing had been seen of him
It Is now feared that he ha? wandered away under
a temporary ?Deration of mind.
A HEAVY? RIRGIARY IS SEW ARK.
A thief got Into the houee of Benjamin Atha,
president of the Atha-Illlngworth Steel Company, at
No. 73? Hlgh-st.. Newark, on Saturday evening, and
atole about 11.000 worth of Jewelry and $45 In money.
Acce?? to the house was gained by climbing up the
front porch while the family was at dinner. One
of the servants surprised the man on his tour of the
"He went out of UN window ani down the pillar
like a monkey." waa the wa> ?he described ?hat
happened after the man saw her.
Shortly before the robbery st Mr. Atha? a thief
wa? detected getting Into the ?fWnd^fiW window
of Charles A. Pelck'? hou?e. at No. 8?? Hlgh-st. He
THE GOSPEL'S POWER
SERMON OF THE REV. GEORGE HUBBARD
PAYSON, OF RAHWAY.
LOVE OF POWER AM ELEMENT IN LIFE?WHAT
SALVATION DOES FOR MEN?THE ANTIQUITY
of the nfisjrejti ranT.fi FAITH A
MODEL? FOR CHRISTIANS
The R.v. George Hubbard Payson. pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church of Railway, preached
yesterday morning on "The Power of the Gospel "
He took his text from the famous declaration of
St. Paul in Romans I, 16. "For I am rot ashamed
THE REV. GEORGE Ht.'BRARD PAYSON.
of th? Gospel of Christ, for It is the power af God
unto salvation to every one that belleveth." He
said in part:
The text has the true apostolic ring. Paul was
not afraid of Roman prison or Pagan throne, for
be was not ashamed of his message or his mission.
He ?lo'lei In the cross of Christ. As In Corinth
and Oalatla. ?o in Rome aleo, he would ptoeUlm
th? "glorious Gospel of the Son of God." Thither
was he bound. Nothing could daunt him. He
would brook no hindrance, uroast fv-ry Jlm??Jlty,
bravo all danger. Rut preach h? must, and preach
he would, and preach be did, before ihe throne of
Caesar, the blessed Gospel of .Jesus Christ.
Never was the call more urgent than now, for the
j same faith and courage and zeal. Tho times are in
, ?or? nee.l of the Gospel of ?trace. Our Bate I? saved
only by the power of Christ. Your lives, beloved,
are :n hopeless Borrow but for the Joy of Hie sal?
vation. Are you ashamed of the Gospel, and
, sshamed of the Christ? oh. orocier?, men. If you
1 realise It? claims, then respond to Hie call. Here
? comes one more message from heaven to your
aoula This service and ??acranient make th'tr ap?
peal t. your manhood now. Again the crucified
land risen Christ stands before roar conscience.
I your re ..son, your heart. My message Is my
Master's, I am not ashamed of the Goepal ' Why?
Because of Its potency. "It is the power of God
j unto salvation.''
Power Is the supreme end sought In life to-day.
In business, society, politics, everywhere, men seek
power. Cur American athletes at Athene last week,
?In th? Olympic games, shjwed supe'ior phyncal
' strength, and th?lr success was cabled ac-oes the
s?a?. It Is an athletic a*e; nerve and sinew, blood
and brawn, count for something now. The forces
, of n.itur?? ar? subdued and controlled to produce
power In our Industrial and commercial life.
Niagara Is made to do sjmethlm: besides roar.
st<-am Is harnessed, the Minllght Imprisoned, and
chained lightning ha* become man's servant and
j does hts bidding. Power is what men seek and
what th. y find. The stronger comes to the frcnt,
| th? weaker goes to th? wall. They combine re
| sources, concentrate energies, that tl.ey may ln
I crease and pre? rv?.* material, moral rr poUttoal
But, aft? r all. the greatest power In tbe world Is
the CrOapeL Noi over nature, but over conscience,
I mind, s ml. It Is "the power of Hod unto sa ?va?
ti,.? An! whit la salvation? For ars have nted of
definition In these exact, scientific days, fl does
not consist In singing "glory" and shouting "halle?
lujah." It Is delivering men from selfishness and
! sin, and m?kln? them Ir. deeil -?nd truth, the none
I of Cid. It is cleansing their hearts and their hards
from all Iniquity. It makes ihe pnud h.imble,
the stinary generous, th?- profane revareut, the un?
charitable kind, the ci^sa pleasant, the quarrel?
some peaceful, th? dishonest uprU'iit, the Intem
p<-r.tte sober, the idle. Industrious, nnd the acridly
heavenly minded. It purities men's m itives, en
n'bl? ? their aspiration?, inspires their endeavors.
It drives out envy and malice and anger and hate
from human hearts, and produces the fruits of
love, Joy, peace, long-3ufferlng. gentl^n^ss, geodness
ano truth In their stead. Salvation means cleansed
hearts and changed lives. This is the power cf the
Gospel to accomplish. This Ih the message of the
Barloar to your souls. "The blood of Jesus Chtlst
cleanseth from all sin." That Is not a sentiment
or a dogma. It Is a great living, throbbing fact.
That is the salvation the soul craves and the
"His name shall he called Jesus, for He shall
sa\. Bla people from their sin." and from the love
Of it. from the power of It, here and now; ?'rom the
? i.rs?? of it and ths consequences forevermore. Is
there any othei- power like this, to make clean th?
hearts and hands of men? How else Is it possible
to renew sinful man. save, by the spirit of God, and
to transform him Into the ?H vine Image frcm
glory to glory? The Gospel Is the power of God
unto salvatiu?. It Is a complete work. It Induces
the whole man and all men. Ry the power of tbat
salvation your body, mln-1 and spirit may be pre?
served blameless unto the coming of our Lord.
Tha ap ?tie was not ashamed of the Gospel, te?
ems?? it Is the power of Gud. He gloried in Its
divinity. It Is not a man-made Gospel, beloved. It
II irod's own evangel to the world. Divine ln Its
origin, In Its nature. In Ita effects, It proves Its
divinity, It claims to be of Ij?kI, and it his sub?
stantiated Its claim. The works that He did bore
witness of Christ. See what the Gospel can ?1?, has
? Ion??, la doing. Christianity's work demonstrates
Its worth. The effect of the Gospel, as seen In the
hearts of men. and the history of the world, ptcves
thai It Is divine.
Tin? Gospel is oli; we j,i0ry ?n its antiquity. It
is a modern crasa to find something new. Even
When every one wa?? looking for old things, enter?
prising men advertised as "manufacturers of an?
tique furniture " The world has gone wild In the
held of discovery and Invention ?-'ome a.e seeking
for 8 new religion, I plead for the old this morilng.
The best things are old. The earth Is old, its
eternal mountains, soaring toward the ski.;?, us
tldeleos rivera flowing to the sen. The sea is old.
"centuries old." ebbing and flowing with ita evase?
lesa tides, ? ?Hing tho hours, hut keeping its seortts
till time shall be no more and the sea gives Up her
?lead. The heavens are old. bending over the fruit?
ful earth and the throbbing sea since the world
tugan. The BUB Is old, and the moon and t!ie siars.
The same lights of Go.l guard the graves of our
loved ones as watched over the sepulchre of our
Lord. And the day will break and the shaliws
flee away as ?un ly as the morning sun shone upon
the risen tomb and the risen Christ.
Love :s old. whispering Iti? message row w!i?r
ever hearts beat and .ye.? meet, as when God's
love made nian In His Insega and saved him by Hie
Son. Joy Is old, swelling forth In glad songs and
uri lou? service, ever since the "morning stars
sana together acd the sons of God sin.rei for
Joy." Sorrow Is old, always sanctifying th? soul as
It becomes a partaker of the ruffertngs of Christ
.nid a sharer In Ills glory. Sympathy Is old. '.irever
sacred by the team of Christ and the fellowship of
soul?. Age, the best thing? you have, are these
which have stood the test of time. The old home?
stead, the old church, the old friend, and, i???.'e till,
the old faith. Yes, the Gospel la old. It was al
Lilly old uli.? Christ came. Its Message thrilled
the soul of patriarch and prophet and psalmist os
they looked for the Messiah to come. The Gospel
rings through the Old Testament as well r.s the
New. It "irst note is struck In Genesis III., 15: "The
Seed of the Woman shall bruise the serpent's head."
The erhole stoiy of the cross Is only the fuller
music of that single chord. The Oospel Is old as the
world. "In the beginning was th? word." ihrist Is
"the Lamb of God. slain from before th? foundation
of the world."
Hut the adaptability of the Gospel is as salt ?-.' a
characteristic as Its antiquity. \ge of Itself is not
sufficient to constitute true ,lory. The Oriental re?
ligions are old, but what vital force do they exert
??-day? The sphinx is old, and its riddle yet un?
solved. Hut the Gospel Is ever ?kw and newr so
much needed as? now. It has lower not only to
purify the heart, but to sanctify our domes'le,
social, Industrial and political life.
The Gospel Is for all times, for our time flauet of
all. Christ Is not dead, but rlaen. "He ever tlveth."
His Gospel Is the power of God, to save rren now
as ever of old. It !? the only key io ine solution
of the problems which confront us at the close of
the nineteenth century. Chrlstless .?form la ? de?
lusion. "Without IMe ye can do no.lilng." It is
the voice of Christ stilling the surma which break
on our social life, exorcising th?.? lemons vhah
prey upon the poor and defenceless now; ilOm-lng
the discords which disturb the harmony that come
to men when the angels tuned their Mr;is of gole?
with "glory to ?Jod In the highest nnd on earth
pei ?.?. goodwill to men."
Are you ashamed of the Gospel, Whisk peintes
with the love of God; ashamed of the Christ who
pleads with you with the dlvin??t tenderness and
power? Let the earth blush with shame f'?r the
flowers that bloom upon Its bosom this fiad spring?
time and breathe forth their sweet Incens? on the
summer bn.ze. Let the heaven? be sa!?.irred of
the stars that sparkle In the midnight skies, "the
forget-me-nots of the angels." Let he world be
ashamed of the midday sun that flashes its glory
over all ami floods the earth with light and life.
Let history disown the heroes w.-iose noble deeds
brighten Its pages and lighten Its burd? na. L?t the
human heart be ashamed of Its love, sweeter than
th?? flowers, purer than the stars, vital as the uno,
enduring aa life, Inspiring to heroic endeavor and
noble achievement. Hut let not your soul te
ashamed of Its Saviour, "for of Htm shall the Son
of Man be ashamed." He calls you now t?j His
memorial feast and calla you soon to His judg?
ment seat. To be ashamed of the Gospel le io be
ashamed of Ciirlat. It Is the power of ?Jod i?nto
salvation. He Is the only savior from sin and
dcatb. "in the cross of Christ we glory.' ,
A NEW CHURCH DEDICATED.
RUTHERFORD METHODISTS BEGIN TO
WORSHIP IN THEIR NEW HOME.
THE DEBT LAROELY REDfCED BY THE DAY'?
COLLECTIONS?THE PEDIi'ATORT CERE?
MONIES?HI5TORT OP METH?
ODISM IN THE TOWN.
Rutherford, April 12 (Special).-The new Methodist
Episcopal Church in Passalc-ave. was dedicated to?
day with appropriate ser/lces, and in the presence of
congregations which taxed to the utmost the ca?
pacity of the handsome building. The Rev. Dr. ?.
Van Benschot?n, presiding elder of the district; the
Rev. W. P. Ferguson, president of the Centenary
Collegiate Institute, and the Rev. Dr. John Krants,
Jr., were among the well-known ministers who were
present. Bishop C. D. Fosa was unsble to attend.
The first service of the day was at 10:30 In tha
morning. A mixed choir sang Rutenber's anthem,
"Christ, Our Passover," and ?Swing's "O. Hols?
Jesus" was well rendered by a quartet. The
preacher was the Rev. W. P. Ferguson, who gave an
appropriate and eloquent discourse. The reading
of the financial statement and the offering followed,
and, while the quartet sang, a large blackboard
was placed on a chair on the pulpit platform. On
this blackboard was the simple design of a church,
rising from a broad base to a steeple, and divided into
bricks representing $50, $2.".. $10. $5, $2 and 11 The
Rev. Dr. Krants then made an earnest appeal to the
congregation to contribute toward the church; the
Rev. C. L. Mead, pastor of the church, and the
trustees walked up and down the aisles, paper and
pendle ln hand, snd, as the contributors and
amounts were called off, brick after brick Wse
checked off on the blackboard. Dr. Krants Inter?
spersed his acknowledgment of contributions hy a
running fire of bright comment.
At the end the Doxology wse sung, and, after the
benediction, the congregation departed. The tras*
lees, who stayed for a brief conference with Dr.
Krants, were astonished to learn that the total ef
the subscriptions was over $2,500, and, by similar
means st other services, this was Increased to orar
$3,000 It was stated that this would wipe out the
floating Indebtedness and would pay off part of the
At the afternoon service several sddreeses were
made, and the choir and soloists sang Buck's "Cea*
tate Domino," Blachoff's "Rock of ?Ages," Gounod's
THE RfTV*. C. L. MEAD.
"Easter Eve" and Warren's "Fill the Font
The formal dedication took place at the evening
service and waa performed by the Rev. 8. Vaa
Benschoten, the presiding elder. The sermon waa
delivered by the Rev. Dr. Krants, snd the choir sang
Morart's "Gloria," from the Twelfth Maas; Wood
ward's "Radiant Morn," and a duet, Stalner's "Leve
The new church Is of brick, trimmed with brown
stone, and surmounted by a slate roof. The audi?
torium, which seats about 400 people, la an Inclined
amphitheatre, finished In ash and quartered eak.
RCTHERFORDS NEW CHURCH.
This opens into a large room st the rear, with a
seating capacity of 100; and overhead Is a gallery,
which will hold seventy-five. Back of the pulpit is
the choir balcony, which will hold about thirty
s-.ngers. The stained glass windows are a promi?
nent feature of the church, many of them being
memorials of departed members of the congregation.
The Building Committee was composed of 8. T.
Davy, chairman; W. J. Slingerland. secretary; A.
W. Taylor, F. K. Johnson and F. T. Doollttle. The
church building, with furniture, cost about Sl?.OuO.
snd stands upon a plot of ground 140x150 feet. In
Passalc-ave. The congregation contslns many
well-known men. Including Councilman W. C. Me
Kever, Charles 11. Warn**, William H. Smith.
James P. Speer, H. Makensle, II. ?*. Fleh. James ?.
Bearne, F T. Doollttle. L. M. Axford. L H. Pisse,
B. 8. Peiahleton and O. J. Teeple.
Methodism In Rutherford dates from November ?,
UTO, when a society was organised by the Rev. A. V,
King, and on December IS, of the same year, the
Park Methodist Episcopal Church was formed, the
cornerstone of a church In Boiling Springs, now
Kaat Rutherford, being laid ln 1871. The organisa?
tion disbanded In 1S7S. and ln 1H0 the Rutherford
Methodist Episcopal Church waa organized, with
the Rev. W. H. Ru?sell as pastor. The building of
the society waa dedicsted In 1881, the church being
brought from Boiling Springs to Rutherford. The
Rev. C. M. Anderson, now pastor of a church in
Rayonne, became pastor of the Rutherford Church
In 18?, and. during the five years of his ministry
her? the congregation grew rapidly. The Rer.
William Day. who became pastor of the church In
IHM, was Instrumental in aiding the movement fer a
new church, and. during hie ministry, the old
church building was sold and transformed Into
Lyceum Hall, the congregation worshipping at first
ln the G???? Club Auditorium, and then In Ivlson
Halt. Mr. Day died suddenly last fall, and tha
congregation was without a pastor until November
1, when the Rev. Charles L. Meld, a young and elo
quent preacher, wa? transferred to the church by
Bishop Hurst, at the request of the presiding elder.
In response to a unanimous request from the trus?
tees Mr. Mead has Just been returned as pastor ef
the church by the Methodist Conference.
?? ? - ?
BROOKS'S DEATH DUE TO POISON.
Orange, April 12 (Special).?County Phyalclan
Washington performed an autopey on Saturday
night on the body of Alphonse W. Brooks, who died
In the Orange Memorisi Hospital on Saturday morn?
Ing. Dr. Washington found that death wse due U
?ome active Irritant poteon. which he euspected ta
be arsenic. The stomach waa given to Dr. Hedges,
the house physicien, for analysis. Dr. Hedges es?
tablished conclusively the fact that Brooks had
taken white arsenic, enough of the poison betaf
found In the stomach to have kll'.ed a dosen men.
It will be remembered that Brooks was found
lying on the steps of the First Congregational
Church, at the cerner of Main and Qrove eis., at ?
o'clock Saturday morning; and wa? sent to the Me?
morial Hospital, where he died at I o'clock. He
sas unconscious most of the time In the hospital.
A WAR OS VICE ?S ASBURY ????.
Asbury Park, April 12 (Special).-The police ef
Neptune Township, not ratlefled with erre?ting
?even liquor pediera yesterday, rounded up another
batch of law-breaker? to-day. The tint victim, a
woman, wa? charged with keeping a disorderly
house. She was sentenced to ninety days la Jell.
chief of Police Hulshsrt next arrested a crowd ef
colored men who were playing poker and shooting
crap In sn Isolated portion of the township.
The officiais will not relax their vigilance until
every law-breaker Is landed In jail or run out of the
township. The Law and Order League will ?issisi
In the work of reform.
BASEBALL IN SEXY A RE.
The Newark and Pawtucket baseball clubs played
sn interesting ten-Inning game In the shooting pert?.
at Newark yesterday afternoon. A large crowd
witneased the game. Following la the summary:
Newsrk .2 030000$? $-_?
Pawtucket .3 1 ? ? ? ? $ ? | #-7|
Bssehtts?Newark. 1$: Pawtucket, IB. Errera
Newsrk, ?: Pawtucket. L Umptree?WycEe* slat