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MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1889.
This paper is Democratic in principles
and is independent in its views on all
local questions.
It is a common thing for some one
to steal part of a street in Jersey City,
but no one Iuls ever been accused of
carrying away a section of a public
thoroughfare in carts. Somebody is
responsible for the removal and cogni
zant of the present whereabouts of the
pavement that once reposed peacefully
where the Lehigh Valley Railroad
crosses Washington street.
Who is it?
And where is the pavement?
Evidently the clerk of the weather
is a Democrat.
The worst possible use for the great
mud flats, running from the Central
Railroad lands to Caven Point, is to
let them stay as they are. Whether
the whole area is dredged out to make
a vast harbor, or a series of splendid
I docks is constructed there; or they be
turned into a lot of grand ship yards,
makes but little difference.
Let the State of New Jersey permit
and give aid to utilization in some
direction that will attract to Jersey
City both capital and labor.
That is all the people want.
I Inauguration Festivities.
There are some ultra radical people
vho think it out of keeping with re
mblican simplicity of manners that
he President of the United States
hould be inaugurated with pompous
leremonial, decked with Haunt rag
banners and inspirited with martial
pusic. We wholly differ from such
leople. We think the inauguration of
I President is an event of such
■lemnity that it cannot well be
■omed with too much of that
Bpumstanee of pageantry, which
Irves as a symbol to the general eye
I the inn&te\mportance of the thing.
Igiere are multitudes of people who
Pwtitutionally take a superficial
lew of things, and to such as these
he thunder of cannon and the tramp
of marching men convey lessons re
garding the grandeur, freedom and sta
bility of their government which they
would never gather from the study of
the Constitutional functions underly
ing the occasion.
Neither do we think the inaugura
tion ball an inappropriate festivity.
The occasion is in reality a joyous one
though, of course, not so joyous as if a
Democratic President were to be in
augurated. Every recurrence of the
Presidential election affords the people.
' fresh guarantee of the beneficence of
__ their institutions, by which they regu
the current of their own fortunes
peacefully and thoughtfully at reason
able intervals.
This is a day on which every Amec
rican citizen should feel a special pa.
^triotie -pride, and anything that may
be done to render its observance im
pressive is in entire consonance with
the spirit of the government and in
stitutions under which we live and
Thk Erie ferry official who eloped
with a pittance of $700 of the com
pany’s money can scarcely be called a
Starr in the Canadian galaxy.
The New York Times of yesterday
says that Labee, the Paterson w-ife
murderer, is “anxious- to die.” The
-' law will probably relieve him of his
anxiety—and his head, too!
One of The Sunday Morning
News tpyesetters yesterday ousted
Postmaster Curran, of Hoboken, and
put Postmaster Currew in his place.
He also induced Judge Dayton to
shake his old chum Judge Paxton,
and sent him bowling up the Boule
vard to Gabe Case’s Road House with
Jude Preston. He parted the names of
Poet Hugh P. McDermott and of Gen
eral William F, Abbett in the middle
with new initials, add capped the
climax of his omnipotence by electing
Mr. McKernan to the seat in the Board
of Works winch Commissioner Van
Keuren adorned the last time we
heard from there. A typo is a great
maker of history—on paper.
The Feeney Water Bill.
The Senators of this State have a
serious responsibility to face this week
It is quite probable that after the
hearing of tomorrow the Feeney bill
to submit water contracts to the peo
ple at a general election will be re
ported for passage by Senators Adrain,
Edwards and Gardner, constituting
the Committee on Riparian Rights.
There can be no doubt but the pub
lic opinion of this city and Newark de
mand urgently thp enactment of this
law. The public feeling respecting
§ the water swindlecates surpasses the
I bounds of distrust. There is a positive
! conviction abroad that they are organ
| ized to rob the public.
The only apparent way of effectu
; ally baffling their designs is to place
the ratification of contracts in the
! hands of the people themselves. The
| Senators are, to a man, aware of the
j exact state of the case, and they will
j have but little toleration to expect at
j the hands of the voters, should they
j fail to do their duty upon this question.
Now we know -what Harrison
j weather is. It furnishes an additional
! ground of regret for the change of ad
The New York San of yesterday
was kind enough to use several of our
good stories of Saturday. Among them
were the accusation against Furniture
Healer Hanley of trying to bribe a
| juror, the trouble over Assemblyman
Feeney’s little joke, and the investiga
tion of charges of bribery against two
Bayonne justices.
Imitation, they say, is the sincerest
form of flattery, and so we are obliged
to the Sun for reprinting our news.
The record of the leading clubs in
the Athletic bowling tournament now
in progress has made it intensely inter
esting. Elizabeth is at the top of the
heap, but tonight either the Palmas or
Rosevilles must win and tie her record.
Enthusiastic Jersey Cityites hope it
may be the fomer, and that in the
bowl off the Palmas may again show
their superiority.
The Poet Freeholder.
In another column we reproduce a
poem on “How the Girls Kiss" by
Freeholder Smith.
It was printed in the Jersey City
Herald under Freeholder Smith’s
name, and we have no reason to doubt
its authenticy. It has been suggested
that the song was written by Hugh
Farrar McDermott, but this we de
cline to believe.
In the first place, Mr. McDermott is
too jealous of his reputation as a poet
to do anything to build up the repu
tation of anybody else.
And then, besides, we do not be
lieve that Mr. McDermott has that .in
timate acquaintance with the oscilla
tory peculiarities of the young ladies
of Hifdson county that is so admirably
displayed in Mr. Smith’s poem.
It must be apparent to anyone who
reads these tender verses that the
author has made an exhaustive study
of the subject. When, where or how
Mr. Smith gained his experience we
are not prepared to say. There are
persons with whom imagination tran
scends actuality, and it is possible
that Mr. Smith may have arrived at
his nice differentiation of kisses in
moments of internal communing.
However the material was acquired,
the words gush from the poetic pen
with the bubbling freshness of a
mountain spring, carrying conviction
to every mind that they well from
a heart which is rich in the sparkling
treasures of youthful fancy.
Labor troubles are not confined to
the commercial world. On Saturday,
at the Guttenberg race track, Jockey
Kelly “struck" Jockey Harris, and was
promptly “locked out" by the judges.
No such passenger traffic has ever
been known in the world as that from
Jersey City in the last two days.
The Pennsylvania Railroad should
congratulate itself heartily upon hav
ing dispatched the vast number of
heavy trains that started between Sat
urday morning and last night at mid
night without an accident.
There seems to be but little doubt
that the northern part of Hudson
county would like to be a little county
all by its lonesome self and have its own
sheriff and surrogate, freeholders and
county physician, county clerk and
judges, and all the rest of the para
phernalia of a decent and well mean
ing county.
Well, there seems to be no strong
argument against it and it would
make another Democratic Senator,
why not give the towns their wish.
Go ahead, Hamilton, have a good
Taxpayers in Arrears for Taxes.
Jersey citizens were treated to a rare
bit of information in the Sunday
Morning News yesterday in the re
port of the Commissioners of adjust
ment. The charitable veil of neglect
and ignoranee was cruelly tom from
the face of the list of delinquents, and
the city is aghast.
What! Can it be possible that Dr.
Quimby, of the Taxpayers’ Associa
tion and the Citizens’ Association, has
not paid his taxes?
We fear so.
And the property in question is that
very same property on Railroad avenue
that the good Doctor was so anxious
about when it was first proposed to
elevate the Pennsylvania tracks.
Oh! fie, Doctor!
And Mr. Edward T. McLaughlin,
too! The champion taxpayer of Jer
sey City!
Ed, Ed, how did this happen? Was
it an oversight? And did that over
sight extend to such a lot of property?
Or did the commissioners make a
Between Freeholder Smith's poetry
and FreeholderHennessey’s indictment
the County Board seems bortnd to
come in for considerable notoriety. It is
a question whose offense ‘is the most
The Rev. Dr. Armitage told his con
gregation in the Fifth Avenue Baptist
Church, New York, yesterday, that
Mrs. Harrison had asked him to pray
for her husband. She had probably
seen the Cabinet slate and recognized
an immediate necessity. But hardly
will the prayers of even so good a man
as Dr. Armitage avail against “the
counsels of the ungodly.”
The story of the abuse of their
powers by two Bayonne Dogberries,
told in Saturday's Jersey City NEws,
is the latest argument in favor of wip
ing out the mediaeval .Justice of the
Peace system altogether.
Tile Jersey Boys Behaved Themselves.
Inebriety was plentiful enough at Washington,
yesterday, to draw scalding tears from Warner
Miller and Col. Shepard.Many New York and
Brooklyn organizations arrived.— World.
We are glad th.at so startling a state
ment as that quoted above is accom
panied by so full and satisfactory an
explanation. We know, now, not only
that Washington was the scene of
riotous dissipation, but we know why.
We are glad that the trouble arose
from the New York and Brooklyn
organizations. Of course, those from
Jersey City were quiet and orderly, as
becomes the citizens of so fine a town'
If our suburbs across the harbor will
send sueh people to Washington, we
can’t, help it, and will not be held re
sponsible for it. But look at the
Jersey City boys if you want to know
how to behave. We hope that the
organizations so frankly condemned
by the World will get over the riotous
ness before they return. Otherwise,
they might call at the office of that
newspaper; and we should be sorry to
see a riot.
The Ludwig Concert Tonight.
Lovers of Irish melody will be found
I in abundance at the grand concert of
Irish national music, which the great
baritone, Mr. William Ludwig, and
his excellent company of Irish artists
will give at the Tabernacle this even
ing. The programme is an interesting
collection of selections from all classes
of Irish music, and the old melodies
sung by the members of the
company have awakened great
enthusiasm in every city where
Mr. Ludwig has given a concert.
Luring the evening Mr. Ludwig, Mme. *
Adelaide Muller, Miss Annie Layton,
Mr. Henry Beaumont and Mr. C. Ken
dall, Irwin, will render several old time
Irish national songs and ballads. This
will be the greaiest festival of Irish
music ever held in the city.
The friends of Mr. Will Jenkins persist in de
claring that he is by far the handsomest man in
the Palma Club.
Chancellor McGill did everlastingly cut down
the allowances of the Receiver of the West Shore
In the space of four years “Billy” Reick devel
oped from a reporter of the Newark Evening
News to be news editor of the London edition of
the New York Herald.
Senator “Bob” Adrain is a great epicure and
his passion for game is phenomenal.
Mr. Erast Heppenheimer celebrated his twenty
first birthday last Saturday with a great din
ner party at the homestead, at which merry
making continued until the dawn of day.
Now that the Governor has signed the bill mak.
ing it an indictable misdemeanor for any person
to act as port warden who is not legally appointed
to fill that position, Mr. Edward Stanton will
make it lively for ex-Port Warden Curtin.
Mr. Joseph Noonan has recovered from his re
cent very severe illness, and his flashes of wit and
sarcasm are again startling the habitues of the
District Attorney’s office.
Register Fielder will make a stiff fight for a re
• nomination.
Judge and Mrs. Dixon are breathing the pine
laden air of Lakewood.
Young Schufeldt Negus is recuperating in
: Southern California.
Francis Joseph of Austria Mourns His
Son—The New British Minister.
\By Cable to the United Press.]
Londn, March 4, 1889.—Private letters
from Vienna represent the mental condi
tion of Emperor Francis Joseph as being
much worse than that iudicated by the
dispatches telling of his seclusion since
the death ol' Crown Prince Rudolph. Al
ways a devout Catholic, the Emjieror has
hitherto observed strictly the rules of the
Church, but lately he has become almost
a religious maniac. It is said, too, that he
has frequently of late suffered from fits
of melancholia so pronounce and pro
longed as to excite fears for his sanity.
Whatever may he the truth of these state
ments, it is known that the Hapshurg
Kaiser has brooded over the death of his
son almost without cessation, and to a de
gree rendering him incapable of giving
his former close attention to public busi
ness, and it was this fact that induced
Count Kalnoky to urge his master to
spend a few weeks in continental travel
in the capacity of a private gentleman.
It is understood that the appointment of
Sir Julian Pauncefote as British Minister
to Washington was the result of a most
intelligible longing for a change within
the Foreign Office, not only on the part of
Sir Julian himself, but on the part of
others, perhaps more especially the latter.
Sir Julian, who at one time occupied the
dual position of Attorney General and
Acting Chief Justice of Hong, is just
sixty years of age. He of course lias no
objection to exchanging his place in the
Foreign Office, which pays him only
VJOOO a year, and which, according to the
precedents of the service, it would be
difficult for him to hold more
than five years longer, for the
position at Washington, the salary of
which is three times as much, and ids de
sire is backed up by that of Sir Philip Cur
rie, one of the oldest attaches of the
Foreign Office, who, will undoubtedly be
promoted to Sir Julian’s vacant place as
Permanent Undersecretary. The promo
tion of Sir Philip will, ol course, make
some other aspirant to advancement happy
by his appointment to the place of Assist
ant Undersecretary, and these are some
of the reasons why Sir Julian’s selection
is so popular in the Foreign Office
There is, of course, a cry of jealousy from
the ranks of the diplomatic hacks, but the
influence beliind the selection of Sir Julian
is more powerful than any they could
bring, and the cry will soon subside.
The Standard says that the suicide of
Pigott canuot be regarded otherwise than
as a disaster to the Government, as there
is much that he alone could have explained
regarding the imputation of conspiracy
that must romain in obscurity. The re
sult will be that the country will be
flooded with calumnies against the minis
try. The object of the commission, the
Standard thinks, has been attained, and
the judges could give a decision on the
evidence already taken.
Ba<l News for the Tories.
[By Cable to the United Press.]
Duplin, March 4, 1889.—The Express
savs that Mr. Gladstone is considering a
proposal to make a motion in the House
of Commons, when the debate on the Gov
ernment Supply bill comes up, refusing to
grant the supply demanded. “This will
be,” says the paper, “tantamount to an
inipeachment of the Government.”
The Freeman's Journal states that
among Pigott’s documents have been
found letters addressed to the forger from
Lord Salisbury, 1 ,ord Stalbricfge, the
Duke of Argyle and the Earl of Derby,
the latter sending money to help Pigott
“unmask the Parnellites.”
| No Merging Into Hoboken—North Hud
son and Hoboken Nearly Unanimous
m on I»oth Questions.
Director Peirson and ex-Judgc John A.
McGrath, counsel to the Board of Free
holders, said, reading from the County
Collector’s report, that the claim set
up by Hoboken that it pays forty
per cent, of the county tax is
preposterous. Jersey City, according to
the report, pays #778,244, or 68 per cent, of
the entire tax of the county. Hoboken
paid last year #159,000 and received back a
rebate of $36,000 school tax, making its
contribution to the county hut #123,000. or
17 per cent, of the assessed amount.
Bayonne paid $24,555; West Hoboken, $16,
460; Weehawken, $16,454; the township of
Union, $4,473; town of Union, $11,868; Uut
tenberg, #2,066; Harrison, $14,956; Kearney,
*1.1 oq.>"
The Sixth district in Jersey City and
Bayonne alone pay taxes on *500,000 worth
of rotable more than the City of Ho
boken. in regard to a tax on personal
property the First district in Jersey City
is assessed on *8,279.000 of rotables,
while Hoboken’s personal tax is assessed
on only *1,509,000. Jersey City pays per
sonal tax on *3,000,000.
The director and counsellor claimed
that Hoboken caused the county more
expense than Hoboken pays for, and they
are of the opinion that it costs the county
more to maintain Hoboken's poor crim
inals and lunatics than the amount the
county receives for this purpose from
The proposed formation of a new county,
to consist of Hoboken and all North Hud
son, has excited so much talk all through
both that city and the towns that I be
came interested to learn which way the
preponderance of feeling leaned.
Incidentally I thought it might- he well
to know what the people thought of the
idea suggested in the Hoboken Council
the other night of annexing all the differ
ent towns in North Hudson to Hoboken
and thus make a big city.
My quest was successful.
I learned that there are very ferv people
who want to see the outlying towns Joined
to Hoboken, though the majority is in
favor of dividing the county.
If the annexation scheme should go
through Weehawken would no longer
have the lowest rate in the county; Ho
boken would have to bear a large share of
the expense of lighting Guttenberg’s
streets, and each community would have
to pay a lot of money for building sewers,
laying out and paving streets, and so on,
and scarcely any one is willing to do it.
To be sure, many people recognize that
with the present population and the regu
lar rate of growth the new Hoboken
would, iu the course of the next two
years, become a city of the first class, but
they see no advantage in that.
The population of the component parts
of the suggested agglomeration is esti
mated as given in the following table:
West Hoboken. 8,538
Town of Union.10,438
Weehawken . ..;. 1,763
Total. 63,836
Hoboken’s area would jump from seven
eighths of a square mile to about fifteen
square miles, but the people do not seem
to discover any great beueiit. in that.
I made a general tour of the country
north of Jersey City, and heard all kinds
of opinions and all kinds of arguments to
support them.
I first called upon Colonel Stevens,
president of the Hoboken Land apd Im
provement Company, by far the largest
property owners in Hoboken.
“It is simply a matter of figures,” said
he; “but I havo not studied the matter
sufficiently to make my opinion of any
value. Small cities are undoubtedly bet
ter governed and managed than large
straggling places, such as Hoboken would
be with the proposed increase of territory.
“With regard to the diveision of the
county I am in favor of it. Connection
with Jersey City is out of the question.”
This was positive, and I went around
the corner to see what ex-Mayor Timkler
that of the two projects. "I am most
strenuously opposed to the whole arrange
ment,” said he. “Hoboken may be rather
more heavily taxed (ban she should lie,
but if she had to pay interest on the enor
mous debt a lot of county institutions
would entail, she would be considerably
worse off than she is at present. Tax
payers should know when they are well
off. I think Hoboken does not get suffi
cient representation for the proportion of
taxes she pays.
“The northern portion of the county
will never allow themselves to become
connected with Hoboken as a city.
“Jersey City will never be annexed to
Hoboken unless things are managed very
differently. Union Hill is not situated
conveniently enough to form part of one
city with us. Weehawken would never
submit to any change from its present
state, ns it pays lower taxes than any
other portion of the county.”
Julius Schlatter thought that uot one
tenth of tlie people would vote for annexa
tion with tlie Tenth district and that to
form one city with Jersey City was en
tirely out of the question.
“in ten or twelve years, perhaps, the
management of Hudson county will be on
an entirely different scale. My principal
objection to connection with the northern
districts is that it would make too large
and straggling a city.”
I next went to see John C. Besson, one
of the best known men in the city. He
said that he was strongly opposed to any
enlargementof Hoboken,as he thought that
small and compact communities were
more easily managed than larger ones.
“Nobody in Hoboken,” said lie, “wishes
to see a change except some few politi
cians who are working for their own
“The division of the county would be
beneficial to both Hoboken and the North
ern district, and to Jersey City. The ter
ritory for the Jersey City and county
officials to look after would he less, and
their work would consequently be better
William Harper, of No. 38 Newark
street, says that he is in favor of th» di
vision of the county. He is also in favor
of a connection between Hoboken and
Union Hill and the rest of North Hudson.
“The space is naturally plotted to be
one city,’’said lie, “and undoubtedly will
be so some day.”
I found Recorder Frank McDonough at
the City Hall, and he expressed himself
With freedom.
“We don’t want Jersey City, with its
load of debt,” said he; “neither do we
want to he increased in size us a city by
the annexation of North Hudson. X think
the division of the county a very right and
proper move. We have no right to coerce
North Hudson into joining us, hut if she
wnnts to come and is willing to pay more
taxes, well and good; but I am not in
favor of forcing It.
Water Registrar Gross is very much op
posed to any connection between Jersey
City and Hoboken. The idea of making
Hoboken and North Hudsoninto aseparate
county by dividing the present county
meets his approval.
“A division at the Delaware, I.aclca
wanna and Western Railroad is about the
proper thing,” said he. “The Cost of
county institutions would not he large, as
the City Hall and Police Station are very
handsome and solid buildings.”
“I am in favor of dividing the county,”
said Gustave Hauser, “and 1 am averse to
Hoboken being connected in any way with
Jersey City or with North Hudson.”
Corporation Attorney Miutum said that
he was in favor of llohokeu being en
larged as a city, as it would economize on
the present expense of running the city.
“It mfght make Hoboken considerably
more Important if she had more terri
tory,” said he. “At present it is looked
upon as a suburb of Jersey City. With
regard to the division of the county, I am
strongly in favor of It.”
“About the project to annex these towns
to Hoboken I have nothing to say,” said
Town Clerk Ferdinand Alters, of Union
Hill. “The bare idea is absurd.
“Tlie matter of the division of the pres
ent county is well worth the most serious
consideration. I am strongly in favor of
such a division. It would give us a gov
ernment of our own, a boon we have long
craved, but have never enjoyed. As it Is
now, we have practically no voice in the
conduct of Hudson county’s affairs: our
candidates are selected for us and we
must vote for them willy nilly. Of course,
at first, the expense of maintaining a sep
arate county would he a littW’greater than
it costs now, but after the new countv be
comes fairly established it will save us
thousands of dollars.”
Charles F. Ruh, chairman of the Union
Hill Board of Cotmcil, said:
“Go In with Hoboken? Well, yes; just
about as quick as we would go in with
“I was one of the originators of the plan
to divide the county, and all my efforts
are directed; toward its accomplishment.
You will have hard work to find a prop
erty owner In North Hudson who does not
apjn'ove of the plan. We will have a mass
meeting at Ruth’s Hall Tuesday .night to
get a public expression of opinion on the
“The Board of Council has already gone
on record regarding the matter. There
are three Democrats and three Republi
cans ou the board, and last Wednesday
night they voted unanimously for a reso
lution urging our members of the Legis
lature to support the bill.”
Freeholder Louis C. Havenstelnof Union
Hill sp.id:
“T nm in fnvm* nf a rliviainn nf flip
county because I think we can get better
government and get it cheaper than we
do nowr. We are able to pay our own
debts, but we are neither able nor willing
to keep on paying Jersey City's debts.
,‘Regarding the proposed annexation to
Hoboken I regard that as a mere trick to
divert attention from the real issue before
the "people—the division of the county.”
Georgg Knipper, Union Hill: “I am not
In favor of annexation to Hoboken, but I
am strongly in favor of a division of the
county, aucl if it is ever put to a vote of
the people I’ll vote for it, I hardly think
the county will be divided this winter,
Ex-Assemblyman Thomas P. Lennon,
of North Bergen: “I fully approve of the
proposed division of the county. My rea
sons are on record.”
Alphonse Thurot, of Union Hill: “I am
in favor of a division of the county be
cause it is much better to govern ourselves
than to keep on paying taxes to support
ring politicians in Jersey City. There isn’t
one of our towns but is carefully and
honestly managed, and the result is that
they are all in a good financial condition.
Let us pay our taxes to ourselves I suy.”
Gregory Lundie, Inspector of Union
Hill sewers: “I am heartily In favor of
disunion. We are better able to support
a county of our own than we are to have a
county own us, and then be obliged to
support it. ”
Ex-Town CJerk Christian Wurster, of
Union Hill: “I am not in favor of annex
ation with Hoboken because it would do
us no good. I am satisfied, however, with
the plan to make this District and Ho
boken one county. We have more popu
lation than many counties in the State,
and there is no reason why this should
not be an. independent county. There is
no longer any need of the taxpayers of
this end of Hudson county paying the
debts of Jersey Ofty.”
Sergeant-of" Police Frank Zed. of West
Hoboken: “Ain I in favor of the establish
ment of a new county? Of course I am.
Who isn’t? Don’t talk about the cost: we
pay nearly half the expense of running
Hudson county.”
Justice of the Peace Gustav A. Bayer,
of Union Hill: “We don’t want to be
ruled by a gang. Every soul here in
North Hudson is in favor of a divorce
from Jersey City, and we will all work for
it. We now pay nearly $100,000 in county
taxes annually, and less than that will
support the new county government. I
know personally many of our.citizens who
would contribute toward the cost ot tne
necessary new buildings.”
Freeholder Charles Waas, of Union Hill:
“The sooner we are separated from the
lower end of the county the better for us.
It would be a bad thing for Jersey City,
but it would be the best thing that could
happen to us. These towns are free of
debt, and Jersey City isn’t. Give us in
dependence and we can take care of our
“How about consolidation with Ho
boken as a city?"
“Why, it wouldn’t work. Better make
a city of the three richest towns in the
State—W'eehawken, Union Hill and W'est
Gustav Foercli, Collector of Arrears of
Union Hill: “A division of the county
would, be a good thing, because Jersey
City has a population to overpower us,
anil they do it. Jersey City is debt-ridden,
and as long as we remain in the county
we must help pay Jersey City’s debt. Be
sides, we are tired of being dictated to iu
our political aifairs by a ring.”
Henry Icke, Chief Engineer of the Union
Hill Fire Department: “I tell you what it
is, it will be a good thing for us. It would
be more convenient for ns if the county
institutions were located in our midst.”
Ex-Freeholder Rudolph Freeh: “I don’t
see the use of a division at this time,
although 1 am not opposed to the plan by
any means.”
Ex-Councilman Charles Hennig, of
West Hoboken: “I cannot say I favor the
plau at this time. Look at the great ex
pense it would entail upon our taxpayers.
They have their hands full now in pitying
for the street openings and sewer connec
tions, and to ask them to pay for new
court houses, jails, penitentiaries, poor
houses and the like is too much.
“Our annexation to Hoboken may come
in the coulee of time, but I think if we on
the Hill were to consolidate and leave
Hoboken out It would be more to our In
Charles P. Schuenriger, Justice of the
Peace of Union Hill: “It would be a very
good thing if the county was divided: one
of the' best things that could happen. I
am afraid, however, it won’t pass. An
nexation to Hoboken is nonsense.”
Charles Weinstein, of the North Hudson
Railroad Company: “I am opposed to the
scheme. The present government has been
good enough so far and it is well to leave
well enough aloue. I don’t believe iu in
conveniencing the people for the sake of
benefiting any party or clique of politi
cians. It Is only a party trick as near as I
can make it out,”
Then I was satisfied.
I had found one man against division.
Another Delay for Hennessy.
Mr. Allan McDermott withdrew his plea
in abatement to the indictment found by
the Grand Jury against Freeholder Hen
nessy and moved to quash the indictment
on the ground that it was not legally sum
moned and returned. He offered the rec
ord of the court in evidence to show that
no Grand Jury for the preseut term had
been drawn. The court set Friday as the
time for the argument of the case.
mio Antics of a Lunatic.
The attention of Officer Kilburn, of the
Library Hall Precinct, was attracted bn
Saturday evening by the strange antics of
John Bailey, a resident of Jackson avenuej
Bailey’s desire to fathom the unknowable
was manifesting itself in incoherent apos
trophies to the moon. Bailey was com
mitted by Judge Manlin to the County
Jail. ____
The Krle Ferry Deficiency.
Superintendent Stearns, of the Erie
Depot, stated this morning that Cashier
Starr’s defalcation will not amount to
more than $500. The office of cashier of
ferry moneyi. has been abolished under
Superintendent^ Egbert’s administration.
For Beatitg an Officer.
Patrick McLaughlin, of No. 448 Hender
son street, was arrnfened before Justice
Stilsiug today, charged with assaulting
Officer'Bowery, when the officer tried to j
arrest him for beating Bis wife last night:
He is held. |
Ante-JLenten Service In Trinity Church,
Hoboken, Yen ter day—Notes from Other
Churches All Over the Country.
Standing room only was left lost
night to late comers to the love feast
at Bergen Baptist Church. Evangel
ist Mills was even more in earnest and
impressive than usual. His address
was exclusively devoted to the young
men in the congregation, and they
listened with close attention to his re4
marks. Mr. Mills having announced
last week that his sermon last evening
was to be to men only, no women were
A choir of one hundred male voices
from other churches for the occasion
were on the platform, and sang hist
“Rock of Ages.” This was followed
by a Scriptural lesson from 11. Samuel.
Mr. Greenwood, the tenor soloist, then
sang, “Where is My Boy Tonight.”
A prayer was then said, and Mr.
Mills announced his text, which was,
“Is a Young «an Hafef” After a talk
of a few minutes Mr. Mills requested
that any one that wished to leave the
church would do it then, and not
later, but added that he would not
keep them very long. He then expa
tiated on the case of the descent of the
downward path, and how much more
difficult it is after each lapse to recover
He told his hearers that Dr. Jekyll
and Mr. Hyde was one of the most
powerful allegories that he ever read,
Dr. Jekvll having the inclination to
take the position ana transier minseii
to the Hyde at intervals shorter and
shorter each time. He also found it
on each occasion more difficult to re
turn to his respectable character,
until at the end, three times the
amount was necessary of the potion, as
he was continually lapsing into Hyde.
Mr. Mills then talked of skeptical
young men, telling his hearers that lie
had never heard of a happy agnostic
in his life; that in reading the writings
of the prominent infidels, he could
always find a confession to that effect
after a few pages. Even Voltaire, with
his great intelligence, was forced
finally to wish that he had never been
The next allusions were to the young
men who, without being Christians,
were not skeptics. He related a tale of
a signalman who, while walking, dis
covered a broken piece of track. He
fell, his lantern going out. The train
was coming fast. Not knowing what
to do, and being completely stupefied,
as the train came thundering by, he
shrieked and dashed his lantern against
the pilot house. The man at the en
gine at once suspecting something
wrong, stopped his train and pre
vented the accident.
Children, he said, are frightened as
the ice cracks around them, but among
the men here the ice is cracking and
there is danger, danger, danger, and
no man is safe until he has given his
soul to Jesus Christ.
The hymn, “Why do you Wait,
Dear Brother,” was then sung, and a
prayer closed the young men's meet
A Lecturer from the Garden of Eden.
An interesting lecture on Mesopota
mia, its climate, people and customs,
was delivered in St. Paul’s Church,
Third street, last evening, by Bedross
Krikorian, a native of the country. Mr.
Krikorian, appeared in the costume
worn by his* countrymen—a long robe
of red and white striped cloth and a
Turkish fez upon his head. He has
been in this country nearly two years,
and is studying for the ministry at
Drew Seminary. When he graduates
he will return to his own land to
preach. He says that he believes the
Garden of Eden to have been in Meso
potamia. He described the state of the
country in the time of Abraham, wiio
was also a native of the country.
The county is now governed by Ma
homedans, and the Christians do not
have much show. At the close he told
how hal'd a time the Christians have,
but the cause is steadily gaining
ground. He described the condition
of the women as something lower than
that of the animals, but their condi
tion is becoming better from day to
day. _
Union Hill’s German Church.
The recent fair held at the German
Evangelical Church on Columbia
street, Union Hill, was a pleasant
financial surprise. The amount cleared
was $1,800—just double the amount
they expected to make. With the pro
ceeds of the fair and Other moneys col
lected it is intended to enlarge the
church, build a new organ loft and
put in a handsome new organ. The
work is to be completed by the early
part of the summer in time for the
jubilee festivities over the celebration
of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
Rev. John Justin’s pastorate.
To Mr. Justin is due the present suc
cess of the church. When he took
hold of the management twenty-five
years ago the present flourishing
church Was a little mission conducted
under , very unpretentious circum
stances. It was organized by Rev.
Leopold Moher, founder of the Ger
man Evangelical Church, Hoboken,
and was handed over to Mr. Justin to
Rev. Dr. Houghton’s Leu ton Sermon.
At Trinity Church yesterday morn
ing Rev. G. C. Houghton preached a
sermon suitable for the last summer
before Lent. The attendance was
large. The choral service by the boy
choir, under the direction of organist
and choirmaster W. 8. Ball, was very
fine and was exceptionally well reu
dered. The Te Deum and Common
service were Tours in F. The anthem
was “Blessed are They That Dwell in
Thy House.” Dr. Houghton preached
his'sermon from St. Matthew XX., vi.
“What will a man give in exchange
for his soul?” he asked. “Will he
strive for its life or for its death?
Whatever else happen, the value of
one’s own soul must be one’s earnest
concern, the soul’s strife must be one’s
first thought. Men of the world strug
gle hard for worldly gain. They will
rise early and take rest late, and toil,
it may be, their whole life through to
gain at the end. Are they unwilling
to engage all their powers in a work
and for a prize that'looks beyond this
life. Will they gain even the whole
world and lose their own soul? It is a
subject of most serious concern to every
one of us, though there may be some
who jeel that there can be no reproach
intended for them. Ask yourself,
“What sort of a life am 1 living.”
We know that our first concern for a
whole soul is a deliverance from eter
nal death, which is the condemnation
of unregenerate man. Secretly in our
lives we feel the curse of continual
temptations, which have grown with
our growth and cling to our souls with
the strength of the strong man.
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These It must be our daily
work to overcome and cast
out, but not to leave the void
empty, (tod’s grace, through the sac
ramental system of the church must
feel the void with the talisman which
shall ward off all the fiery darts of the
evil one. Our work does not stop
here—the value of our own soul, the
cleansing of our own breast and the
hearing of our own burdens will help
us to labor for others and help them
bear their burdens. We must do our
share toward making the world about
us happier and holier than we find it.
Director rflngstou and Principal Hoyt
Receive Gifts from the Scholars.
Apropos of the closing of the evening
schools in this city last Friday evening, a
pleasant incident occurred at school No.
8, at Franklin street and Sherman avenue,
on the Heights that evening. Director of
Education Pilngsteu was the recipient of a
silver water pitcher, lined with gold, from
the pupils of that school, and a handsome
study lamp from the teachers.
Mr. Pflngston has been untiring in his
efforts to secure a night school in that dis
trict, there not having been one there iu
seventeen years. The residents of the dis
trict are largely young men employed
in the neighboring factories, and the es
tablishment of the school has been a great
boon to them, as they have shown by their
application to the school work.
Principal Hoyt, of Eo. 8, made the pres
entation speech, and Mr. Pfingstere re
sponded happily, He said the schools In
his district had long been in need of some
means, of advancing the male residents
employed in the day, and after a good
deal of argument lie finally convinced his
colleagues of the necessity of establishing
night schools thera. He further said that
he had tried his best to have the schools
continued for at least a month longer, but
It was impossible to secure the necessary
appropriation. He closed by thanking the
scholars and teachers for their apprecia
tion of his efforts, and sat down amid loud
But there was another surprise yet in
store. Principal Hoyt was called forward,
and Vice Principal Miss Lewis, on behalf
of the scholars-, presented him with a
large box of line silk handkerchiefs. Mr.
Hoyt was overcome, but managed to ex-,
press his thanks in a few fueling words,
and the school was then closed by Mr
Pflngston uutft th a fall of 1890.
Doyle.—On Saturday, March 2d, 1889, of pneumo
nia, Eliza, beloved wife of Peter Doyle, and mother
of the late Thomas Doyle.
Funeral will take place on Tuesday morning,
March 5, at 9 o’clock, from her late residence. No. 220
Railroad avenue, thence to St. Bridget’s Church*
where a solemn requiem mass will be offered up for
the happy repose of her soul. Relatives and friends
are Invited to attend.
Duff\.—On Saturday, March 2, Mrs. Eliza Duffy, at
her home. No. 1Q7 Railroad Avenue. The remains
will be carried from the residence of her son, John
J. Duffy, at No. 55 Wayne Street, on Tuesday, March
5, to St. Mary’s Church, where a solemn requiem
mass will be celebrated at 9.80 o’clock for the repose
of her soul. Relatives and friends are respectfully
Invited to attend.
TosIkins—On Saturday, March 2, William B. Tom
kins, In the sixty-eighth year of fils age. Relatives
and friends are invited to attend the funeral from
his late residence, No. 88 Grand Street, Jersey City,
on Tuesday, March 5, at 2 o’clock.
Driscoll.—At Jersey City, March Sd, 1889, Richard,
beloved husband of Aouic Driscoll, in his forty-sixth
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to
attend his funeral from his late residence, No. 9 Oak
Street, on Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock, thence to
St. Patrick’s Church,where a solemn mass of requiem
will be offered for the happy repose of his soul.
Smith.—On Saturday, March 2d, 1889, Harvey I.
Smith, lu the twenty-ninth year of his age. Relatives
and friends, and members of Bergen Council No. 149,
R. A., and also members of the Toffey Guard, are
respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday
evening, March 5, at 8 o’clock, from his late resi
dence, No. 112 Astor Place. Interment at New
Brunswick, N. J.. on Wednesday.
»V keeper. Must write a good hand and have a
fair education. Address, in own handwriting, with
references, M, Jersey City News office.
vcrtise In The Jersey City News and its Sun
day Edition, The Sunday Morning News.
For Sale.
ayette. House contains seven rooms with exten
sion. Hus cellar. A rare chance to buy a fine resi
dence on easy terms. This is an opportunity for
members of Building and Loau Associations to get
a home. Inquire of A. J. VREELAND, No. 35 Mont
I gomery Street.
ette. House contains seven rooms with exten
sion. Has cellar. A rare chance to buy a flue resi
dence on easy terms. This is an opportunity for
members of Building and Loan Associations to get a
home. Inquire of A. J. VREELAND, No. 35 Mont
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: members of Building and Loau Associations to get a
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To Let.
rpo LET— ~
Opposite Post-Office.
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able. W. J. ROUGET, Real Estate Broker and Auc
tioneer, 315 Grove Street.
on Corner of Henderson and 17th Streets, convenient
to Hoboken, N. J. W. J. ROU GET, Real Estate Broker
and Auctioneer, 315 Grove Street.
L Court House place; rent $20 per month; 8 rooms;
bath-room, hot and cold water.
Flats to bent.-no. 54 maple street, sec
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only $12 per month. A. J. VREELAND, No. 35 Mont
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nve rooms; wash troys and closets ; main hall
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cared for by janitor. Rent only $12 per month.
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House to rent.—nos. 25 monitor street.
Lafayette. House has cellar, contains seven
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House to rent—no. 27 monitor street,
Lafayette. House has cellur, contains seven
rooms with extension. Rent, $22 per month. Inquire
of A. J. VREELAND, No. 35 Montgomery Street.
House to rent-no7 29 monitor street"
Lafayette. House has cellar, contains seven
rooms with extension. Rent, $22 per month. Inquire
of A. J. VREELAND, No. 35 Montgomery Street,
L advertise in The Juksicv City News and its Sun
day Edition, The Sunday Morning News.
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Lady at the Cortlandt Street Ferry, Jersey City
side, please be there at 4.15 on Saturday.
Bright eyes.-why did you not answer
my letter ? Meet me at the old place tomorrow.
Xv Bridget O’Connell, who left Ireland in 1878, to
live in New York, will confer a great favor on her
brother by addressing JOHN O’CONNELL, Jersey t
City News Office.
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advertise in The Jersey City News and its Sun
dayEdition, The Sunday Morning News.
X Suitable for Milk, Grocery or Florist Store. Call
at once, No. 181 Newark Avenue.
Xj home, advertise in The Jersey City News for
your wife to come and take you there. .
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