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TOriCS IN CHICAGO.
> MEASURE TO BENEFIT QUACKS-THE
CITY'S DEBT LIMIT PASSED— A
HUME OPEN TOWN.
Chicaßo, Pah. 'Jt <Speciult— reputation
already possessed by Illinois, and Chic auto in
particular, as the home of fake medical prac
titioners and diploma mills Is not likely to be
rendered less unsavory by the passage of an
amendment Introduced in the Legislature this
week by Senator Stubhlefleld. By the wording
of the bill, which has called forth the angry
protests of physicians in all parts of the State.
Senator Stubblefield. the physicians say. Is evi
dently dfpirous of posing as the champion of
the ma**eur*. faith healers and quacks; for if
the hill (should l*» passed it would exempt those
. lasses from the provisions, penalties and re
strictions of the Medical Practice act. By its
opponents the bill in characterized as a thinly
ve.llfd attempt to pla< * the charlatan, the quack
and th* medical fraud upon the same plane as
the reputable physician. It is further urged
that by exempting the**- classes from penalties
and restrictions a legal status is given them, so
that they will be in a position to exact fees for
their services and can legally bring suit for
the cam. The physicians agree that the bill,
if passed, v. ill throw open the doors for all
fraud? to operate under ti.e guise of masseurs,
and that it will provide an additional loophole
for In* diploma mills to flourish. The Chicago
Medial Society and the Illinois State Medical
Switty have taken up arms to fight against the
Wll. and it is confidently believed by its op
ponents that the measure will be defeated.
The Illinois House of Representatives has
placed itself upon record as indorsing the elec
tion of Iriited States Senators by direct vote of
the people. A resolution asking Congress to
permit this change was offered by Representa
tive Curtis, and received the unanimous support
rf th» HfHise. although Speaker Sherman pointed
«ut t«» the members of that body that they were
asking for a material curtailing of their priv
ileges as Representatives. Mr Curtis produced
merriment by hi»» reply: "That is the great
trouble. It is too valuable a franchise in the
hands of most of the members." A bill intro
duced by Senator Hall, of Chicago, on Thurs
*•.>• calls for the licensing of all stenographers
encased in court reporting, and provides for
the appointment of an examining board to pass
upon the qualifications of applicants. The
license i« perpetual, and may only be revoked
in the manner in which attorneys are disbarred
by the Supreme Court. The measure is gen
erally approved by Judges and members of- the
It mey be of interest to the money lenders to
know that Chicago must stop borrowing money.
A decision of the Supreme Court handed down
last Friday denies to the City Council the right
to add to the present debt, which has already
passed th? limit of IMIMttL This leaves the
city without resource to acquire funds for the
development of the drainage canal power or to
huild bridges, and prohibits it from Issuing
bonds for any permanent improvement. The
decision effectually blocks the subway plan now
being considered by the Street Railway Com
mission, and. In fact, every important contem
plated improvement looking to the future de
velopment of the city. Those familiar with the
situation say that the only hope for the city
now is the acquiring of a new charter. Chi
cago's present bonded debt is approximately
The City Council has at last awakened to the
fact that Chicago is a dirty city, and has de
leldedI elded not to wait until April to begin its spring
house cleaning. At its last meeting it passed
an ordinance which will, if enforced, lead to a
•clean Chicago." The new lav. deals with such
matters as the disposition of garbage, prohibits
the throwing of waste paper into the streets
and seeks to curb the very general practice of
storekeepers of sweeping dirt and waste from
their establishments in.o the streets. The post-
K\ ing or pasting of signs on property without the
Wf owner's consent also is made illegal, and in
I other ways the Council by its latest act en
deavors to put a stop to practices which have
made Chicago a byword for its uncleanliness.
In the death of Policeman Stephen P. Rowan,
better known as "Big Steve." the Chicago
police force has lost Us most picturesque char
acter. Rowan, who was one of 'he largest men
on the force, after a police career of twenty
eijrht years, had but one arrest to his credit.
It is sail that when he appeared in court to
•late the case against his prisoner be was so
embarrassed by the unusual surroundings of the
Justice's court that he forgot why he had made
the arrest. For twenty years Rowan had been
I stationed in the district about the City Hall.
•nd after the election of Mayor Harrison he
was detailed in the Mayors office, where he ac
quired fame for the persuasive methods which
he employed in protecting the occupant of the
Mayor* office from unwelcome or overzealous
Chicago never had better reason to be called
a "wide open" town from a gambling stand
point than at present Poolrooms are running
in every #.-tioi\ of the city, and "books" are
feeing made on the races without any pretence
«! keeping under cover. Chief Kipley is ap
parently making no efforts to stop the gambling,
and «he men who run the "books" openly brag
that they have "things fixed" at the City Hall.
Politicians, many of whom are close to the pres
ent administration, seem to be enjoying the
greatest privilege*. "We have the tip from the
City Hall." said one of the bookmakers, "to
keep somewhat quiet until March 1. After that
it is to h«- •hurrah boys.' and everything is to
to until the Mayoralty election at least." Poker
mmes are flourishing within two hundred feet
of the offices of Chief Kipley and Mayor Harri
son, notwithstanding the. protests of those offi
cials that they are not aware that gambling is
going on in the city.
Patrol wagons are the latest aid to social
prestige in Chicago. Inspector Max Heidelmeier.
«f the Chlcago-ave, police station. is responsible
for the introduction of the fad. which calls for
the use of patrol wagons as conveyances for
police inspectors and their families to and from
social functions. The exalted position of the
Heidelmeier family in North Side society is said
to be largely due to the patrol wagon privileges
enjoyed by that family at hours when owl cars
•nd cabs are the only means of conveyance
offered to less fortunate devotees of society in
the inspector's district. It has been suggested
that the City Council provide the inspector with
»- liveried coachman and coat of arms for the
Heidelmeier family carriage.
The election of Vice-President Harris to suc
ceed President Perkins, of the Burlington is :
said to have had something to do with the an
nouncement made last Friday to the effect that
the Burlington would shortly begin running its
suburban trains into the city over the Met
ropolitan elevated tracks, and thus around the
loop, giving that road superior terminal ad
vantages in the heart of the city. The connec
tion of Mr. Harris with the Metropolitan ele
vated road as a director Is said to have had
much to do with the securing of this Important
advantage by the Burlington, of which he is
now the head.
I The Board of Education has voted its I—
priation for 11MJ1. aggregating (10,429.205 The
important provisions of the appropriation were
or Item raising the teachers' salaries by a total
sum of M.VMXX*. and one extending the free
im book privileges to the first four trades of
nil the schools. Contrary to expectations, none
of the special departments were cut down from
last year's appropriation, except that of house
Chicago has been making war on policy
•hops for school children. As a result of an
Investigation recently made, games of chance
of every description were found to infest the
neighborhood of almost every public school
building in the city, and these were supported
•.'.most wholly by 'Me rchool children. In ad
dition to closing th" policy shops, Mayor Harri
son has ordered that all plot machines or chance
§>m*s of any nature Khali be confiscated or de
•?rove4. During the Investigation nin'ty-sjx
supply •tor*! were discovered which enticed
dhAerl children to gamble by having slot ma
chines with tempting signs. In nearly all these
¦tores cigarettes were sold and smoked at re
cess or the noon hour by the children. A score
of the shops have been driven out of business by
According to the report of a special commit
tee appointed by the trustees the books of the
Chicago Public Library are infested with tome
thing more deadly than bookworms. The com
mittee found that every book inspected was
m )!<¦• or less infected with germs that would
thread disease. Dr. Kuflewski, chairman of the
committee, displayed several tubes containing
countless numbers of the germs taken from the
books, hut the Hoard decided that a further in
vestigation would be necessary.
rff.W'f'F 7O BAVB FORE XT PARK.
ASSEMBLYMAN PRICE THINKS PENDING
MEASURE COULD BE KILLED IF OTHER
SITES WERE FOUND.
Assemblyman Frank J. Price, of Kings County, is
ore of those who are opposed to the destruction of
a portion of Forest irk for a storage reservoir
for the Brooklyn Water Department. He has writ
ten the fallowing letter to ex-Mayor Charles A.
Schieren in regard 10 the Forest Park bill now be
fore, the Legislature:
I have had a number of discussions since re
ceiving your letter sn the Forest Park bill, and
have endeavored to ascertain what. If any, support
the hill had among the most powerful in the or
ganization here. l am thoroughly convinced that
if ii '-an he shown at a hearing before the Senate
committee (when the Mil get* to the Senate, as it
.seems to me likely to <lo now) that a site or sites
equally as pood or better, large or larger, than the
proposed Forest Park land can be obtained at a
«-nst not greater than that land, and that such '.and
can 1»» condemned and possessed Immediately by
the city, there will be no objection to the killing of
the present measure, or to the Introduction and
passage of a similar measure, providing for a pro
posed alternative. To demonstrate this it will be
necessary to get such an array at maps, elevations,
distances, ureas, land value and other collateral
facts mi .i figures as were adduced by Messrs. De
Varona and Dougherty et al.. at the bearing be
fore the Assembly Cities Committee. As you know.
the bill was reported favorably by the Cities Com
mittee last week, and is now on second reading and
will be advanced to third reading to-day unless
there Is objection
If I could have In hand all the facts and figures
of the character which I seek it might be possible
to recommit this measure. There are two things.
however, which might be done before we arrive at
this point One In to persuade, the Manufacturers
Association or the representative men therein to
change their minds by presentation to them of
said facts and figures and ii*k Mr. Morgan, through
them to recommit the bill. I feel certain that It
Mr Nis«=en Judire Bteele and others who expressed
ihemVelves favoring the bill were cognisant of
what , believe a> be th. factn concerning the avail.
Tbllitv of other sites they would be enthuslasti|-ally
la favor of adopting the proposed site and killing
the pending measure Can you *f«ertain If th*
Hlythebourne Water Company is not allowing a
million gallons of water per day to run to waste.
which Borough of Brooklyn might have at the
rate •-*•;,. per million- That statement has been
"'., on,, ¦ an.l i would like to know if it Is true
™f,m an authoritative source. Mr. M«rgaii has no
personal interest In the Forest Park Mil. SSVe that
it »•»« uhen to him by people whom ho ( believes in
and ,ho« ™ tatem m nts he is unwilling to question,
E$ JS/JSWiSSßffi'tfi Wn°2npe a n? 8
to re«ent an attack upon it. The fact of the mat
ter 1« however that he has never been near F-rest
Park and know? nothing of the configuration of the
MAGISTRATE POOL DtSCRtMrVATES.
contain «r.EMINT.I.Y MODEST Oil". to work-
UOUPR. bit FRHi:? WOMEN OF TENPEIU.OIN'.
Five women ww arraign^ before MswWraU
Tool In the Jefferson Market court, yesterday
mornin?. -harped with loitering. The Ma^iMrat,
Is «trirt with rssarl to the drawing of complaints
In BUch . bsm and. as -> rule. <llschari;<>s> the women
unless the officer who make* the arrests will swear
that he knows them to be notorious. The first or
the live women to be l.roucht before him yesterday
morning Is a woman well known In the Tenderloin,
but the officer testified that he had only seen her
lolterins "n the street, and he did not know what
ehe had said to the men to whom she had spoken.
Ehe was discharged. The second, a ntsraai, was
discharged because the officer said that ho knew
nothing about her save that she was partially In
toxicated and was accosting men on the street. A
third, who-.- face indicated th<» life «he was lead-
Ing, was also discharged, while the fourth was
committed to the Workhouse for one month.
Th- last of the live was a pretty eighteen-year
old iff rl. who Rave her name as Marion Kendall
and her address as No. M Kast K!eventh-st. De
tective Schwartz, of the Mercer--t. station, arrest
ed the girl at M o'clock on Saturday night, at the
corner of Fifth-aye and Thlrteenth-st. He said
that he had never seen th*- pirl before and knew
nothing about her. but I" saw her speak to two
men, and wh*n he placed her under arrest she
broke away from him and ran down Fifth-.. v.
The Magistrate then asked the girl what she was
doing out at 1» o'clock at night, and she said:
"Well, Ju-lge. I am here on a visit to an old
fri*nd of my mother, and I just went out for r
little while last nlfrht to see the sights and have .i
little fun. 1 meant no harm. Judge, and I was not
aware that I was violating the law I hope you
will I*l me go. Judge." she. said, with the tears
fctrcamlng down her face. "I am going back to
my boom In Providence to-morrow, and you will
neVer see me again."
The Magistrate looked at the tear stained face,
which pen mod pretty and winsome under a lurKt
hat trimmed with black feathers, took in every
detail of the slender, well gowned figure, and then
v. 1 1 1 1 severity he said:
"You will go to the Workhouse for two months
unless you can give a bond for $300 for your good
behavior for that length of time."
The appealing look disappeared Instantly from
the girl's face, and one. of terror replaced it.
"Oh. fudge, for God* hake don't send me to the.
Workhouse! I am a good girl, really I am. I was
never arrested before, and this will break my
mother's h^ari 1 did not know that I was doing
any wrong. I ran when the officer arrested me be
cause I was frightened. I did not harm any one.
Oh. lease let me go."
The Magistrate was not to be moved by her ap
peals, however, and she was led away half faint
ing by one of the court officers.
rnOPFRTY CtWSKRZ PROTEST.
r.Evivr.D rnojKC-r to extend one -HrsitßKn-
Th» oft dlscuE^ed project to extend One-hundred
and-thlrty-flfth-st. west from St. Ni"h"las-ave..
where it now ends, to Convent-aye.. by means of a
deep out through St. Nicholas Park, is again
brought to the front by Senator Slater and Assem
blyman W. H. Smith, who have Introduced bills In
the Legislature at Albany which provide that
there "shall be substantially a uniform grade for
One-hundred-and-thlrty-flfth-st. west of St. Nlcho
las-ave. from the present grade of said St. Nicho
lus-ave.. at it* intersection with One-hundred-and
thlrty-fifth-st.. to a point west of Convent-aye., not
less than twenty feet from the footing course of
the old Croton Aqueduct as it turns Into the aque
duct gate or pump house and said One-hundred
and-thlrty-flfth-Kt. shall be graded and regraded to
conform to such substantially uniform grade. The
grade of One-hundrexJ-and-thirty-tifth-st. at Its in
tersection with Convent-aye. shall not be lowered
more than sir feet, and shall be substantially level
with that of Convent-aye., which shall be regraded
to conform thereto; and said street shall be carried
under St. Nicholas-aye. through an open cut, which
shall be bridged by an ornamental bridge archi
tecturally designed, of the full width of St. Nicho
las Terrace. "
The proposition has encountered severe opposi
tion every time It has raised Its head. James A.
Deerlng. lawyer, of No. 15 Wall-nt.. writes to The
Tribune to say that the plan U opposed by the
I ark Department, the Law Department of the city
th« owners of property directly affected, and by
the public or semi-public institutions which hold
sites upon the elevated plateau through which the
proponed cut will b« made. and that Its only sup.
port come* from owners of property at the e-i«t
end of <trie-hundred-and-thlrty-flft!i-*i and from
the Metropolitan Street Railway Com^aS? which
s to exun.l ! mC . ks along* One-hunUre.l
thlrty-nfth-st In order to connect with its line In
Ammerdum-ttve, Besides destroying the beauty of
14 Nicholas Park. Mr. lieerlng arguea that Sen
ator Slater's bill I. a wanton violation of the home
rule Principle and a piece of wholly unnecessary
* lslatlon. for the reason that ample power exlsta
in «he city aUthoriUes to carry out the project If. In
their Judgment, It were considered advisable.
UOTORUAS KILLED in TROLLEY CAR.
Joseph Byrne, twenty-five years old, of No. 675
But One-hundred-and-*L\th-st.. a m otornian em
ployed by the Union Trolley ij « m The Bronx
was struck and instantly killed by an electric ear
of 'hat lin- at 10 o'clock v«sterday morning at One.
hundred-and-i-IxtJeth-st. and Mr .,.., Byrne
was on his way home He wat riding on the rear
platform of a southbound car. but Mapped to the
pavement when One-hundred-end-slxtl»th-st. was
reached. He passed around the end of the car
and directly in front of car No. *. which struck
and killed him. Charles Hanton. of No. Ml E**t
Are-hnnilred-jind-rlevr-nth-»t . mnttrnmn of the
r«r which struck Byrne, was arrested.
NEW- YORK DAILY TtillUXE. MONDAY. FEBRUARY 25. 1901.
uxEAf?rxESS rx pilk circles.
PATERBON WBAVBRi DECIDE TO DEMAND
AN INCREASE IN WAGES.
Pater»^^F"b. 24 (Special) — There is an uneasy
feeling in silk circles here, and it is possible that
the end of the week several strikes may be
declared. At a meeting of the weavers yesterday
It was decided to make a forma! demand on all the
manufacturers for an increase in wages to the same
standard that was in vague in 18M. Shop commlt
toea will wall upon the employers on Tuesday and
report the rssilll to another meetin? of the weavers
next Friday evening.
It was not conclusively determined last night
whether a general strike should be declared if the
manufacturers should resist the demand of the
weavers, out t:ier>' was 1 stronp sentiment in that
direction. The weavers claim that they have not
been making liviiii: wages for several years, but
they had to submit because of the poor condition of
the trade. Now. however, the trade is reviving,
and the weavers declare that they must share in
the profits. Great Interest is felt here in the strikes
now golne on «t Scranton. Wllkesbarre and other
places, and there is a general movement through
out the silk trade for higher wages. Some of the
manufacturers have already shown a disposition
to increase wages, but It is not likely that they will
agree to such a large increase as is a?ked for by the
PROYIDHW LOAN SOCIF.TY REPORTS.
THK BtPINESP OF LAST TEAR WARRANTS THE
OPFNINO OF A NEW BRANCH.
The year 1900 was a prosperous one for the Provi
dent Loan Society of New-York, and one, which
demonstrated that there Is a place for such an In
stitution in this city. These facts are clearly shown
by the sixth annual report. Just Issued. So success
ful has the project proved that within thirty days
a third branch, to be known as Branch B. or the
Forty-seconii-st. branch, will be opened at No. 119
West Forty-second-st. An Increase of capital of
$125,0t» hat been authorized for the use. of this
The report shows that the total accumulated 1 sur
plus since 1&94. when the society was Incorporated.
Is JS3.t»Ol 7S. The development Of the business sine*
its beginning is best shown by comparing totals
In ivq the number of pledges was 14.84, and the
amount lent 1229.15550. The number of pledges in
ISO was IMS, and the amount lent Jt.910.72a 7.",. The
capital employed last year was $810,000. There were
loans outstanding on December 31, I!**", of $539.9 i:..
The trustees of the Provident Loan Society are
Otto T. jtantiar.i. president; James Speyer, treas
urer; Robert W. de Forest, secretary; Charles F.
Cox. John S. Kennedy, Solomon Loeb and Cornelius
Vanderbllt. Executive Committee, and John Sloan*
J. Kenned] To.l. William E. Dodge. Abram S
Hewitt. Georga F. Baker. John P •'rlninilns and
David H. Greer.
TO DKPOHT AX ITALIA* MIRDFRFR.
t.rrnr.r. an immigrant, who kjiajkd m*
COVBIS, to HE PENT BACK.
John fx>derhllger, of the Immigration service at
Ellis Island, yesterday haled (More the Hoard of
Special Inquiry one Peilcgrlno Lspore, an Italian
Immigrant, whom the Board ordered to be deport
ed. Lepore. who Is thirty-two yearn old and .i
native of Forllsnes, in the Province of Uenebento.
Is *ald to be an ex-convlct. and he was ordered to
be sent back on the Trojan Prince. on which he
arrived. The crime for which Lepore served a
term of eight yean and nine month!* in an Italian
prison, by his own admission, was the murder of
his cousin and namesake. Pettegrtna Lspore, by
stabbing him In the course of a quarrel over a
girl with whom each was in love. He was par
doned at the time of the ascension to the thr>ne
of King Victor Emmanuel Til He is Buffering from
pneumonia. In spite of the treaty between the
L'nlted States and the kingdom of Italy, which
contains a stipulation that Italy shall not unload
any ft its convicts or criminals upon the United
States. Pellegrino Lepore was furnished with n
passport, with a government tamp, at the «x
ptnse of th» Italian Government, because be w.»*
too poor to pay for th. same, according to th« Ellis
"'vow;/. EXTERTAISUrXT AT OA'tvr.T.
Orange, Feb. .4 (Special).— There k.ik a novel en
tertainment yesterday at the residence of Mrs.
Isaac P. Rodman, In Berkeley by the Junior
Bom and Daughters of the Revolution It was »
Martha Washington party, rind some sixty young
people were present In Colonial costumes The
"house was decorated with bunting and the colon of
the society. After n musical programme, an ad
dress was made by Mrs. George W. Hodges Stale
lU-gent of the Daughters of the Revolution .if New-
Jersey, and then iho Virginia reel and Sir Robert
<ie Coverley were danced by the ><>ung people. An
unexpected feature of the affair was a <-ak*-walk
by Mrs. Hodman's, cook and butler, both Southern
ers, that created much merriment and wan Julne.l Ii
by the quests. Some of tli« Impersonal ion* were
tJeorg^ Washington, by Douglass Church, of South
Orange; Martha Washington, by Minn Helen Rod
man: Eleanor <*u^tlH, by Mlns M«rjorie Metcalf;
Betsy Custis, by Mis* Florence Homelier; Janice
Meredith, by Miss Dorothy Gray; Continental of
ficers. Isaac P. Rodman, Jr.. and Theodore Botnels
ler; "Trinity Bella." Miss ISdna Mead and Mi.--
Laura Mead, of South < 'rimf,-*-.
LABOR 1 \!<>\ DECLARES A BOYCOTT
Elisabeth, Feb. 24 (Special).— There is trouble here
between the Union County Trades Council and
William McDowell Drake, manager of the Lyceum
Theatre, which has resulted in the labor union
declaring * boycott against the playhouse. Mr.
Drake hae taken •tens to have those woo author
ized the boycott arrested and prosecuted for al
leged conspiracy. The cause of the trouble was
the discharge by Manager Drake of three stage
carpenters, the manager declaring that the men
were incompetent and had been complained of to
him by the managers, of several theatrical com
panies which had played at the Lyceum. The dis
charged men deny this, and say that their dis
missal is due to the f»ct that recently they became
members of the Trades Council.
\EW TRUST COMPANY AT WONTCLAIM.
Montclalr. Poo. ;« fSpecial) -The Montclalr
Trust Company has been organized In this town
with a catiit.il ..| HM,*M, the stick to be placed at
$:". > ihus providing a surplus of JOO.OOO. Back ol
:lir ooaspany ar»- many men prominent la financial
circles, among whom are John 11. Cap Mick. presi
dent of the Boonton Nati >nal Bank. Joseph Van
Vleck. lr>lm C. Van Clesf. William Y. Bogle, Ben
jamin V, Harrison. H< nry \ . Crawford. \V. K.
Marcus, Qeorge D. Flnlay, Albert c.imstock.
Nathan T Porter. Jr.. T». \V. Farnsworth. I. 8.
Crane, °7, I. L. Adams and others. A"»embiyman
Roi'f-rt M. ISoyil. jr., is tiiiliiing the company, which
will liejtin liusinesß in a few weeks.
FIRE ALARM EMPTIES CHURCHES.
Matawnn, Feb. 24 (Special).— The ringing of flre
bells this evening emptied the churches of their
congregation. The. fire was In the rear of the
grocery stoic of Thomas E. Shepherd, in Main-fit.,
the scene of the disastrous lire of January 27 last,
which did about $100,000 damage. A pile of old rags
and papers was found to lie blazing under an old
stairway in the rear of the building. Only the
fact that the blaze was seen by Charles Carman,
who lives next to the building, saved the town from
another conflagration. There seems to be no doubt
that the fire was of Incendiary origin.
METHODISTS BUY PROPERTY.
Montclair. Feb. l\ (Special).— The Methodist Epis
copal I'hurch has purchased the property adjoin
ing the parsonage in Kullerton-ave. from William
I. Doremus. It is Intended to erect a jiO.ono
church I. uiliiii.fi; on the recently acquired land.
To SEPARATE FROM THE MOTBBM CBUBCB.
MontcUir, Feb. 24 (Special). -The congregation of
St. I.ukt-'K Chips!, In this town, are to sepatate
from tiie mother church, and a petition to the
Right Rev. Bishop Htarkey ha» been indorsed by
the vestry of St. Luke's Church. BSBing; that the
chajiel be enrolled a« a diocesan mission. The
Rev. Alden Bennett, uyalptant rector of St. Luke's.
who halt had charge of the chapel for some time,
will sever his connection with the church in June.
YEW-JERSEY POLITICAL NOTES.
A rumor that Robert Davis, the Hudson County
Democratic leader, hid somewhat changed hi«
View* upon the Meeker Anti-Sprint; Elections bill
proved to be untrue. When asked on Saturday If
he .still believed that the member* of the Legis
lature from that county would support the Meeker
bill he replied: "It look* that way. and I do not
believe that the Hudson members will oppose it."
K. \V. Woollev, th« chairman of the Hudson County
Republican Committee, exhibited figures to show
that the voters did not take a great interest in
the spring ejections, but that a comparatively full
vote whs a-i nt November election*.
II ii- a noteworthy fact that all along the lines
of the party in New-Jersey the Democrats aro dis
posed to moi' unitedly follow the lead of Hudson
County in favoring the pa?sape of the Meeker Anti-
Spring Elections bill than they have been to in
dorse that county's P— Mersey in some, other polit
ical mattery. The Republican members of the Leg
islature and the leaders of the party have had -if
ficient experience la know that rheir political
opponents never indorse Republican measures with
out a strong; moiiv for doing so. and more than
this, iii this instance, It Is unnecessary to say.
rHAXGF OF OPIXmX IX SEW ARK.
THERE IS. HOWEVER. SOME OPPOSITION
THERE TO ANTI-SPRING ELEC
The sentiment among active Republicans in New
ark in regard to the bill for the abolition of spring
elections, now pending in the Legislature. Is
strongly in favor of the measure. There are, how
ever, some dissenting voices. Ex-Senator William
Stainsby said he was utterly opposed to the bill,
and could see nothing but disaster in its passage
by the Legislature. He added:
My opinion is the same as it was last year.
Then all the Republicans I met condemned the
idea, and they all do it now in their hearts, even
those who have tor reasons of their own come out
in its favor. Republicans who are sincerely in op
position to the bill are not inclined to say so pub
licly, because they stand in awe of somebody or
Tnr BEROKN POINT RBTOBBnO) ORVRCsi
Whii-h wa.«> burned yesterday.
something. You know, 1 am not in the habit of
con.'enlluir my thoushts when I believe party in
terests or public interests are in danger, si I now
Relieve they are There is an independent Repub
lican sentiment, perfectly loyal to party principles,
that doesn't respect persona or measures v\h.-n
those principles are at stake or are misused, and
It can't be harnessed by any such a device as mix
ing- up the elections to confuse issues. it will
surely tak" satisfaction out of party candidate*
next fall If the Anti-Spring Elections bill become*
i law. Why, Just look at the last election for Gov
ernor. Two years after the election of ISM the
Republican majority shrunk from <>7. •'.:»:: to 5.4!«. If
Essex County had given a Democratic majority of
812 Voorhees would have been defeated. IT. last
year. HiiM-sprins: el«»etl »na had been made the
issue by the Republican* we would have lost the
Legislature I think that the falling off In the vote
in charter election* does not arise so much fr..m
Indifference as tr«m th* disposition of many voter*
to punish their party by non-voting. My opinion
Is based on a long, practical experience in politic-".
Harrison Van Duyne, formerly Speaker of the
Assembly and for two years president of the New
ark Board of Works, paid:
It i* poor politics. I am satisfied that it Is an
tagonised by tt'c conservative sentiment <<l the
party, and will •!<> the party injury If passed. 1
recognise ill that can be »aid In regard to lndl
vidutil and organization expense and trouble, as
wpii as the arguments for separate local elections,
md have looked at the matter pro and con. but
.. ;.!,.. ..,1 hs a political measure, the Antl-Sprlnc
Elections i ill Ii certainly Impolitic.
"How Is the Anti-Spring Elections hill regarded
by worklngm*n7" a prominent labor leader was
asked He replied
Well, It hajin'i received much attention. There i
some talk In the •hops, but It ts the usual kind,
you know, tor the x-iki- of killing time. I haven't
found any trong feeling either way. Personally, 1
would like to nee IOCS! and cnfral politics kepi
apart, and I wish »c could • irate labor matters
from general polities, as. BO matter how Important
,i labor ls»ue may b«-. our fellows k<> like sheep
with ihelr political partie.s on Election Day. The
fact is that l.ibor dr>«»*n't take much Interest in
the «iprtnr elections question lust now. Whether
or not it will later I cannot say.
Thousands of Guaranteed m:
CLOCKS and WATCHES
A QviQcrter to a. Half Under-Price
SOME thousands of New Yorkers will remember the sensation caused by our Clock and Watch Sale of a year ago. It was a j
new feature in the trade, and entirely unexpected by those who knew market conditions. Perhaps it will be a greater
surprise that we are able to exploit a still broader movement to-day. Oar buyer has been watching the market for a year, and in
spite of scarcity of clock and watch movements for regular selling, and scarcely any over-production of clock and watch cases, we |
have secured at these liberal price-concessions
12,000 Clock* and 5.000 Watches I
which are divided between our New York and Philadelphia stores.
The variety includes every sort of Clock from nickel alarm clocks at 65c, regularly Ssc ; to exquisite gilt and onyx clocks
It $39.50, worth $55. In Watches from a boys' nickel watch, with chain, at 75c, to handsome watches for men in 14-kt. gold
cases at $64, worth $80. Women's Watches, from those with gold-filled cases at $5.50, worth $7.50; to those with 14-kt. cases
at $60. worth $75.
Best fact about this transaction is that every watch and clock here offered comes from some reliable maker, and is fully
guaranteed, which means that we will keep it in repair for one year without charge. A very substantial point of a bargain, that.
There is one exception noted below — the Swiss clocks, with carved-wood cases that arc rather decorative than practical.
These hints of sorts and prices :
Clocks— Women's Watches—
Nickel Alarm Clocks, 65c; value 85c. Gold-filled Watches, $5.50 to $13; values $7.50 to $17.
Gilt Boudoir and Desk Clocks, $1 to $4.75; values $1.50 to $6.50. Enameled Chatelaine Watches and Pin. in box, $5.75 to $6.75; values $7.a0
Porcelain Boudoir Clocks, 90c to $1.25; values $1.10 to $2. to $10.
Porcelain Mantel Clocks, American movements, $4.25; value $6.50. Silver Gilt Chatelaine Watches and Pins, set with imitation pearls, $10;
Enameled Iron Clocks, American movements, $3.75 to $5.75 ; values $5 to $8. value $14.
Bronze Clocks, American movements, $4.75 to $10; values $6.50 to $14. Silver Gilt Chatelaine Watches, set with imitation pearls, $8.25; value $12.
Tile Clocks, American movements, $11.25; value $14. Solid Gold Enameled Chatelaine. Watches, $10; value $13.50.
Westminster Chinie Clocks, oak and mahogany cases. $15; value $22.50. 14-k. Gold Small Chatelaine Watches, A:: in movements; a jre»t van*"
Fine French Clocks, Dresden and Sevres decorations, $5 to $8.50; values of cases, $11.75 to $20; values $21 to $30.
$10 to $22. 14-k. Gold Chatelaine Watches, Swiss movements; some plain, some enam-
Fine French Clocks, Delft decorations, $6 to $15; values $10 to $35. eled. some with miniatures and some set with stones, $12.75 to $60;
Onyx Clocks, some with French, others with American movements, $15 to values $16 to $75.
$28.50; values $24 to $40. 14 . k Gold Watches, Waltham or Elgin movements, $14.50 to $45; values
Gilt Clock Sets, American movements, $20 to $35 ; values $24 to $43.50. $17.50 to $55.
Gilt and Onyx Clocks, American movements, $31.25 to $39.50; values $40 18-k. Gold Chatelaine Watches, $24 to $42; values $32 to $60.
cuckoo clocks, $3 to $43.25. Men's Watches —
Swiss Carved Clocks, 75c and $1 (not guaranteed as timekeepers). Nickel Watches, $2 to $3.25; values $3 to $4.50.
Watch Chains Silveroid Watches, Waltham movements. $4.75 to $5.75; values $6 to $7.50.
Worn" s, 7o!d\*ed n s\.lo to $3.25; values $1.75 to $4.50. 10-k. 6 old. g»T« ™J tv^cfes'lo^Sn* "" "^ "^ ? $
$5 to $24; value $6.75 to $30. 14-k. gold, $6.75 to $10.75; values gfflgg W .£|g Ranted 25 years, Waltham movements, $10 to $12.50;
\W .:, ,. , n , _-*. i «¦,,-,«¦,-,- , n , L. Maa values $15 to $18. One of the best values in the sale. The cases are so
,o fSVn ',$, $ 2<? ii? ; «§*:« sins „ sl^htlv imperfect that without our help you would notfiadthe imperfection,
o $12.50; values $5 to <pIS. 14-k. gold, $9 to $16.25; values $11 g . k Q; , Wi . -hes, Waltham or Elgin movements. $17.
*"" 1 ' 14-k. Gold Watches. Walthara or Elgin movements, $19 to $64; value $-4
Women s Watches — to $so.
Silver chatelaine Watches, $3.50 to $17.75: values $4.50 to $25. Solid Gold Stop Watches, $27.50; value $35.
Gun Metal Watches, $3 to $9.50; values $4 to $12.50. 14 ' k - Gold St0 P Watches, $36.25; value $45.
jewelry Store. Hroadway and Tenth street. Boys' Nickel Watches and Chains, 75c and 95c. — s,
10.000 Y©.rds of Black All-Wool | 79.000 YoLrds of J~t!K~Figurcd >
Lace Grenadines Half Trice GINGHAMS a^t ISc
Here is startling news right in the front of what promises Identical in <l uaUt >' with S ood V v . c S °! d ° Q S^ tUrd37 A aC t^e
to be a very decided grenadine season. These Grenadines are a X ard ' and the were thea at the:: *** pnCe / , J?zl
made of high-grade pure wool, in a rich lasting black, with open- happening changed the price over nignt. These g :.; ... "¦ a .
work plaids and stripes. They will make up beautifully, 'and loi the hi - hest class— one of the best makers m the coaatty.
wear splendidly. ' I The fine cotton ground is studded with hgunngs or suK tnai
Made to sell at 75c; yet we are able to offer them today at | s P*rkle and glisten in a most fascinating way.
*r *j l 4 . The colorings are light blue, pink, heliotrope, black — eaca
nJ / aC Cl y&Vdl in combination with white — more than fifty variations of design
They are 44 inches wide. and coloring.
This is one of the most remarkable offerings of staple black ISc CL yard, instead of 30^
goods made recently; and should bring thousands of women to The luster of silk, with the serviceableness of cotton. They
share the extraordinary offering today. should sell as fast as the scissors can cut them.
Tenth Hi— < i>n4 Fourth avenue. R<?tun<l».
Formerly X^^ If M \%J A M A %J§ AVIP D Broadway, Fourth Aye..
A. T. Stewart & Co., \J \J IT I^l V¥ J\FH A I*l I\ IV I!> IX Ninth and Tenth Sts.
rprprß Rrßxr.n AT RAYnwr.
FIRE MAT HAVE BEEN PfRNTNCi WHILE TIIR
COXGREOATION' WAS ASSEMBLED.
The Bergen Point Reformed Church. In Second
avf».. Bayonne, N. J.. was totally destroyed by fire
yesterday. The congregation had just been dis
missed, same of them not yet being a block from
the church when the flames had swept throush the
entire building and were climbing the steeple. The
fire Is supposed to have originated in the furnace
room, which wast in tha rear of the church, ad
joining the large schoolroom, and was probably
burning while the congregation was still assembled.
The church was built about fifty years ago. and
was the eldest one In Bergen Point. The pastor.
the Rev. Asbury E. Krum. 19 attending Howard
College, and the pulpit was filled yesterday by the.
Rev. Dr. GessOer. of Brooklyn. A heavy wind was
blowing from the north, carrying burning embers
for a long distance. The stable of James Brady.
In Lexlnston-ave.. about three blocks away, was
soon ablaze, and before the firemen had arrived.
was destroyed with its contents. including one
The Bremen hid Just begun work on this fire
when they were called la the old Piret mansion, in
Ftrst-st. and Ingram-ave.. several blocks from the
Brady tire, and fully a quarter of a mile from the
church. . This house was saved from total destruc
tion by tugs of the Standard Oil Company and the
i.fhish Valley Railroad, which played stream on
it from the Kill Yon Kail, near which the house
stood. The pteam yacht Scionda. belonging to A.
W. Booth, was in winter quarters in front of the
Pare! house, hut was uninjured. The loss on the
church is about. tIS.COO. and Is fully covered by in
surance. The loss la the FSrady barn and Paret
house la about CSM.
HOSPITAL PHTSWiAyS RESHI V.
PAY TJIKIR ftKL.ATION9 WITH THE SUPERIN
TENDENT WERE UNPLEASANT.
Orange. Feb. 21 (Special).— Dr. Frank 11. Glaze
brook and Dr. Henry P. Merrill, the two house
physicians at the Orange Memorial Hospital, last
night tendered their resignations to the president
of the medical staff. Dr. William J. Chaudlrr. The
request was made that the resignations be accepted
at once. Dt Gl.izebrook was asked as to the
reasons for this action. Hi said that the relations
with the superintendent have be»n unpleasant, and.
In f^ct. unendurable. Dr. C.lazebrook declined to
state definitely the causes of complaint. Dr. Mer
rill refused to «;tscuss the matter further than to
»ay that Dr. <;ia»ebro..k statement was correct.
Th" superintendent of the Hospital Is Mr.-. Mary
.1 Chambers, who has been at the head of the In
stitution for a number of years. She refused ie
discuss th.- matter or to give the reasons which
led the physicians to resign- Mrs. Edward W.
Ashley, president of the Board of Governors, said
that ¦he knew nothing officially of the resigna
tions, and until then could say nothing. Dr. Will
lam .1 Chandler, president of th* medical staff of
the hospital, refused to be Interviewed on the mat
ter Dr. Olazebrook'a term of service expire* on
June 1. and that of Dr. Merrill on December L
THE YFW COXGRESS DISTRICTS.
BELIEVED THAT THE REAPPORTIONMEXT
OF THE STATE WILL, NOT bjbj
If th - amount of business remaining to be «on,
were based, upon., the quantity already transact
by the New-Jersey Legislature, the tt^lon
now be near the end. ft «*, gaM on SatttrtaJ
that this week probably wo-iM be steadily bsjuli
to business until Thursday afternoon, «nd that
•one of the really important matter* now r->flkT»
and to be introduced would be rapidly advanced *"
For instance, it was thought that no« that th«
Senate and the Assembly each has appointed com
mlttees to act jointly on the Congress district re"
apportionment th« matter would definitely b- d/
elded upon, and that a bl'.t would be forwarded to
passage without further del v. So fir the 4i2. r
ent measures proposed have largely been Intended
as suggestions, and. as The Tribune said aosa*
<lay 3 ago. the boundaries finally decided upon win
show several changes from the suggested measu-es
which have been under consideration. It alsowa
expected that the joint committee of the Le»i^
lature. as really it X baring In chars- th» r^T
portionment of the State into ten rmMßßtoutt
would invite the Republican c"n~ re "Sen T7* •+
pear before It and *iv«. their vi-w« upon th L *£'
g^dtorSeS ta ' " >WM< "" " f * Jtg
Anoth.r matter wkdei it was the-n^hr rhat »k«
of Essex and Hudson counties Kt^toS&S
each Sever-,1 propositions have bren rffinS
for Hudson, and om- .known a* the Lent* rti^iw
for Essex within a few days, nvirr^r «f which it
»«' said, met with the r ¦. n ap|.roTa] of R^r,'.,
cans In h er cot.nty. although ,he Lent* $££*
danes generally were considered *-« need but Sj
ohangres ami which were reported from rVcoi£ W
t.on. to be as follows: Th- hi ?Essex Count™ Dv"
BttxLbil* the Flrst - Foonh. sixth. «2v,nth"
Llshth. Elev-nth and Fifteenth ward? a: \v-r?rt
with Orange. Btoomtielrt. «|* n ftirti?.. Franklin
Belleville. Montclatr. West Ors^nse. vJiW^
Verona in.J the 1 "* 11 * Tho Population is iff:
433. with a R»publiT«n vote of 17 2« an<l 1. firm.'
rratlc one of 14,12n The lid District to be th^
S-ond Third. Fifth and Ninth wards .' \ e 'l
with Iniineton. So.rh Orange. Mtllburn * Living
-ton and East Oran.se. The population Is-t&CM
with a Republican vote of ir..(w.-, and ,1 DemaentSe
The greatest difficulty of th- r^apporrionraen*
problem as far has been ant! «tiii remains th-»
adjustment of Hunt- and Wa-r^n c«tjntw
urinosiriou to their betag include.! with Merce
. uttßty being even more pronounced now than
when first proposed, and the placing of ei'h*r w'th
Union County meeting with much disfavor
The committees of i,oth hocse». ir was sa a
would hold a conference r.-ith the R>'p>ib!i«r»n ;•.•>./
era ar Trenton to-nighl.
XEW ARK n\\l»s TO GO OX STRIKE.
inrw-TOwJi rxn>N reft-??:? to listen --> at-
PEAL OF LOCAL VOMOIKI
More than .in» hundred carpenter?. ¦ Mjkssi
plumbers and painters employed on rhe new tmiltl
ing of Hahne & Co.. Newark, will 30 on strike to
day. Th? contractors for the build!:- are Thomp
son & .st, lr . t:. of N-Tr-York. There is a verbal
agreement between th,- contractors and Hahne .<•
Co. that •,::!>- local labor shall be employed- Last
week the flr^t . le >r:.;tl workers were engage
Two were fro n X.« and thirteen, from New-
York This emsed troubI *- the Newark union pro
testmar. but the contractors refused ro di^ta—*
the^ew-\ork men. -^i~».«,-
When the Newark onion appealed to the \>-v
y«rh un,..r, 0 "-^ replied by claiming juris^
tion over Newark. Then. »> order »t the New-York
union, m- two - N > w ,rk electrical workers we"
notified of their discharge under *n alleged aeree
union l"^"nl "^" n l , he contractor-* and the New-York
union. The strike was onWd by the local union
Ji lim U . rda> |. afternoon. The New-York uni«n
claim* Jurisdiction over all territory within a
radius of twenty-five miles around N*>w-York City.
VMVFRSITY CLIP. ELECTS fiFFirERS.
The University Cluh el Newark h--: ! its annual
meeting on Saturday night ami elected rhssa offi
cers: President, Charles R. Underwood vice-presi
dent. < handle* W. Rlker: treasurer. John P Har
dln. in.i secretary, Malcolm McLear.
r>Yl\(i PROM SMALLPOX IX TEXAS,
B!oomiei.i. Feb. U ( Special*. -Word mm from
Galveston. Tex.. ! m* ni?:hr. that William Batch
elder, a carpenter, formerly of this place, was dy
ing to , a hiMpttal in Galve 3 ton from smallpox.
BateheKier left BloomftVld wirh several romi*in
ton* last November.