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5 O’CLOCK. IITION. FREEHOLDER SMITH II PROSE. He Writes About Kiss ing and of Poetry. THE POET. REPEATS HIS STRAIN. But They Are Impugned by a Jersey City Girl—A Butcher Boy’s Letter Although ever-chasing reporters of The Jersey City News did not find Freeholder Smith yesterday, that ex ponent of the amatory department of Lyric School No. 1, of Hudson county, evidently foresaw the deep yearning that would engulf the girls of the county for some kind of amplification and explanation of his versical ex pression of judgment on the Hudson county kiss. He wrote a letter, detailed in its statements and delightful in its ex plicitness, and sent it to The Jersey City News. From this letter will be seen that the poet is not at all averse to being under . stood as having a thorough experience and a direct personal acquaintance with the peculiarities of the several kinds of girls in Hudson county in the labial expression of their overburdened hearts. At the same time Mr. rsmitn sug gests dimly that Judge Paxton used to live near Seacaucus, and was enthusi astic in his praises of that locality. He implies, too, that Dr. De Graff is his guide through the mysteries, if there be any mysteries , of the joys of the Union Hill kiss. WHAT THE POET SAYS. Here is Freeholder Smith’s letter: Editor of the Jersey City News: Egotism has been a prominent char acteristic in poets of this century, from Byron to Browning, and I frankly confess that pride, which is inherent in all men of talent, was in me both pleased and augmented by the flatter ing notice and distinguished considera tion that you gave to the lines from my pen, which were first published in the last issue of the Jersey City He raid. In your commentary last Monday you express surprise that one engaged in commercial pursuits should woo the muse divine. This was needless. Was not Rogers a note shaver, and at the same time one of the brightest literary lights of England? Look at Prosper Wetmore in this country a half cen tury ago, and still later William Cullen Bryant! and, at the present day, Edmund Clarence Stedman. Each of these gem. ses was engaged in busi ness pursuits and riding Pegasus. Therefore ,my case is no analogy. Another thing. So little of the me uiicuiii in is auiuitvcu vj puoiB lu emu into the composition of poetry, that most of them ii ive professed to be, as it were, only semi-voluntary agents in the matter. Thompson could only write in Spring. Pope used to keep a serv nt up all night, to be ready with pen, ink and paper, and a light, that the "afflatus” might not be lost; and 1 believe the present Laureate of Eng land bargained that he was only to write court odes when he would— meaning when he could. From my personal experience I have learned that this wayward faculty remains, when less complex, but more deeply rooted, propensities of the mind are found to be more impracticable. When overburdened with ennui it is my custom to visit Humbrock’s Wind mill, which is to the literati of the Heights what the old Tabard Inn was to Ohaucer. Seated there are Prof. JohnE. Dunne, Alderman Prigge, Tax Collector Fred Mersheimer, Hon. James Moylan, the second chief warb ler of the Nightingale Club; and Dr. Emil Roede, a poet who writes under the nom de plume of “Abrowank.” The great favor with which the ama tory verses of "Abrowank” has been received stirred my ambition to dis cover whether I had also tasted of the Pierian Spring, and the result is already manifest. As t read your article, however, it seems to dilate principally on the theme of my verses. Hut you will readily perceive the reason when I tell you that I have been the first lieutenant of the Hillside Boat Club for several years, and that the princi pal requisite for membership in that club is the candidate's oscillatory But kissing is a delicate subject, and must be handled accordingly. Kisses are of various kinds. There is the kiss infantile and the kiss parental, the kiss amatory and the conjugal Jiiss. 1 exclude from my catalogue the J udas kiss—a perversion of the nature of the institute, which can only rank with that class of crimes, the bare at tempt to name which palsies the tongue. The kiss infantile and the kiss paren tal are so well known that I shall not pass on them, but shall turn to a more interesting subject—the kiss amatory. This has as many preliminaries as Shere are bailiwicks in this county. In 'ersey City it is first necessary to be introduced to the young lady, who in turn introduces the gentleman to her parents. After calling a few Sunday svenings, they are permitted to sit hi the parlor without the unbearable in trusion of a third person. An invita tion to the theatre or reception ripens the acquaintance into affection, but still the kiss is not yet ready. At last, an some unnoticeable Sunday evening, TORY BLUFF. ■ ■■■■—■ ■ • THE “IRISH BORED” IS TO BE IX VESTIGA TED. England Wants to Grab a Hundred Miles of Valuable Gold Mines in Alaska— Talk About Harrison's Address. [By Cable to the United Press.] London, March 5, 1889.—From some of the rumors now In circulation having their origin in Tory circles it is to be inferred that the Government intends to take a firm attitude and adopt the motto, “Deny every thing and trnst to a revulsion of feeling.” Some persons who have been most con spicuous in the crusade against Parnell may be quietly shelved, but the method of combatting the prevailing sentiment which will undoubtedly lie adopted is to depend upon audacity. Even Tories cannot deny that the Times deserved to be punished for not having ex amined more closely the documents upon which it relied to ruin Parnell, and if the Times were the only sufferer, nobody would feel bad ever the affair; but there are others who must be hard hit if some effort is not made to divert the rapidly ap proaching cyclone of retribution from its course. With that object in view, it is believed that a programme will be outlined upon the contention that Pigott was such a consummate liar that even his confession of forgery and perjury cannot be believed. Another trump card is to apply a counter irritant to occupy the British imagination. The rumor of a prospective difficulty with a foreign power will be relied upon to rouse national patriotism and cause the Irish question to appear trifling beside it. It is to this end that the enormous votes for the increase of the navy will be granted by a subservient majority. To the long standing ill feeling concern ing the fisheries question can now be added a perplexing dispute of real inter national importance. The boundary line between Alaska and the Dominion of Canada was never definitely drawn, it is said, and Mr. Ogilvie, who was sent by the Dominion Parliament to survey it anew has happily found that it should be defined nearly a hundred miles above where it is placed on the United States maps. This, of course, will give to the Dominion the most valuable mine on the Yukon river, if the Government at Wash ington is of a corresponding opinion. The question here arises as to why Her Majesty’s Government was content with the line when the territory belonged to Russia and has only discovered its incor rectness when the discovery of rich placers and quartz veins which promise to prove immensely valuable drew a swarm of prospectors there. The gold diggers will not be driven away without a struggle, for the British laws regulating and taxing such persons are very strict. It is stated that a letter has come to light in Madrid addressed to Ponsonby, otherwise Pigott, regarding Mr. Shannon’s promise to pay the informer money. The letter is said to contain important evi dence concerning the responsibility for Pigott’s escape. It is remarked ominously that Pigott committed suicide on Friday in room No. 13. The Times professes to find indications of Mr. Blaine’s foreign policy in the Presi dent’s inaugural address, but doesn’t think the financial views expressed are very clear. The Standard regards the address as disappointing, and evidently not written to please the Anglo-Saxons on this side of the Atlantic. The Telegraph finds nothing alarming in the address, but on the contrary a dis position on the part of the new adminis tration to deal fairly with foreign nations. The Chronicle remarks that there is nothing in it to enlist the sympathies of Englishmen. The Parnell Commission reassembled this morning. Sir Richard Wbster, the Attorney General, narrated the facts, which have already been made bnown about Pigott’s communications to Lolicitor Soame’s office from Madrid. The Attorney General said that he now desired to take up that part of the case which related to the Irish World. Presidj ing Justice Hannon decided that the fact that the Irish World raised money for the Irish cause did not make the recipient of the money responsible for the paper’s articles, but it afforded an important link of evidence regarding the distri bution of newspapers inciting to outrage. The evidence submitted proved that be tween the years 1880 and 1881 copies of the Irish World were sent out either directly or indirectly from the offices of the Na tional League in Dublin, and were found in the possession of League officers. Evi .i..therefore, war art mis sible. Upon application from the Parnellite Counsel, the Court gave permission to Mr. John Dillon to go to Australia. Attorney General Webster then resumed his reading from the Irish World, articles in reference to Mr. Michael Davitt, also a speech os Mr. Dillon’s urging the destruc tion of the police engaged In protecting landlords. __ TIDINGS FROM STARR. 4 The Erie Defaulter Met on a Washington Train. It was in a spirit of grim humor that one of the Erie ferry clerks interviewed for The Sunday Morning News last Satur day morning informed the scribe that James H. Starr, who eloped with a quan tity of the ferry company’s money, had gone to Washington to attend the inau guration of President Harrison. Recent discoveries as to Starr’s move ments serve to show that his humorous fellow clerk was not far out of the way. It was learned at the Pennsylvania Railroad depot today that Starr was among the pas sengers who left this city on the quarter past eight express train Friday morning. Conductor Burrhlge, who knows him, bowed to him as he collected his ticket. He had checked his valise for Washing ton. When the train passed Philadelphia he asked that his valise be given to him before the train reached Baltimore. Whether this was a blind to cover a ride on the train beyond Baltimore, or whether he left the train at that city, no one on the train is able to say. Starr boarded at Superintendent Ger mond’s house in Arlington while he and Germond were employed at the Erie fer ries. __ _ A Fistic Encounter. There has been blood for 9ome time past between “Owney" Nolan, of Jersey City Heights, and Michael Purcell, of West Hoboken. Early Sunday morning Nolan met Purcell on Lake street, West Hobo ken. and pleasantly tapped him on the head. Purcell immediately sought the side walk and stayed there while Nolan wiped his feet on him. Purcell evidently did not appreciate the treatment, for he swore out a warrant for Nolan’s arrest before Judge Aldridge this morning. Nolan has not yet been found. Firemen Transferred. Fireman Thomas Allen, of Hook and Ladder Truck No. 3, was yesterday trans ferred to Engine No. 9. Frank Thoney, of Engine No. 7, took Allen’s place. Weather Indications. Rain, clearing tonight, northwesterly winds, high on the coast. Hartnett’s Weather Record. March 4. Deg. March 5. Deg Atar.M.40 AttiA. M.41 At#P.M.39 At 9 A. M.40 AtOP.M.41 At noon.52 At midnight.40 BLAINE President Harrison’s Cab inet Officially An nounced. THE SLATE GOES%ROUGH. Now for a Vigorous “Jingo” Policy Among the Weak South American States. [Special to The Jersey City News] Washington, March S, 1889.—The President has today announced offici ally the following nominations for Cab inet offices:— Secretary of State—James G. Blaine, of Maine. Secretary of the Treasury—William Windom, of Minnesota. Secretary of War—Redfield Proctor, of Vermont. Postmaster General—John Wana maker, of Pennsylvania. Secretary of the Navy—General Ben jamin P. Tracy, of New York. Secretary of the Interior—General John W. Noble, of Missouri. Attorney General—W. H. H. Miller, of Indiana. Secretary of Agriculture—General Jere. Rusk, of Wisconsin. When Vice-President Morton en tered *he Senate Chamber at noon to day he was greeted with loud applause jrom the galleries. He rapped for order several times and the senators rose to participate in the prayer which was 'Offered by the Senate chaplain, Mr. Buttler. There was a good at tendance. A few new figures occu pied seats. At twenty-five minutes after twelve Mr. Pruden, one of the secretaries of the President, appeared at the door of the Senate Chamber. He was recog nized, arid delivered a message from the President of the United States. Immediately after, the Senate, on motion of Mr. Hale, went into execu tive session. In the secret session of the Senate the nominations sent to the Senate by President Harrison, com prising the members of his Cabinet, wppp lirmnimnnslv p.nnfinfiH Plainfield’s Liquor War. Plainfield, N. J., March 5,1889—There is still considerable excitement over the liquor question in this citv. The action of the Common Council at their last meeting previous to the one held last night in re fusing to renew any of the liquor licenses caused the hotel keepers to close their places. At the meeting of the Common Council, last night, there was a lively time when the question of granting licenses was reconsidered. ' Councilman Jenkins, who is strongly opposed to grant ing licenses, was absent, and his colleagues in favor of the liquor men, took advantage of this, and put through two of the appli cations for hotel licenses. The aldermen also voted to award the street electric railway franchise to the Daft Motor Corn pan * Benevolence and Festivity. Supreme Secretary Adam Warnock, of the Boston Legion of Honor, was the guest of Lafayette Council No. 413, A. h. of H., at Masonic Hall last evening. An address of welcome by John Mcllroy, commander of the Council, was eloquently responded to by Companion Warnock. He thanked the members of the Council for their courtesy and hospitality, and rehearsed in glowing terms the many benefits of the A. L. of H. After the meeting refresh ments were served. Social enjoyment was the order of the evening. Among the visiting companions were State Grand Commander Linsden, State Grand Secre tary Clinton and a number of ladies from Magnolia Council. Famine and Riot in China. San Francisco, March 5, 1889.—Advices rotn China and Japan, brought by the steamer City of New York, says that the distress in North China, caused by last season’s flood, is being relieved somewhat, but it is feared that mauy thousands of people will perish in the cold of the win ter. On February 5 a mob of 6,000 rioters burned down the English Consulate and attacked the American Consulate at Shanghai, doing great damage. The trouble was eaueed by the arrest of a unmamau oy toe x>unce. — -—♦-— A Pawnbroker Arrested. David Mayer, a Warren street pawn broker, was before Justice Weed this morning charged with having assaulted James Gallagher of No. 376 Warren street. Gallagher lost his ticket for a pawned pair of trowsers, and Mayer made him angry by charging him twenty-five cents for the affidavit to the loss. Mayer bounced him and hence the charge. The pawnbroker is out on his own recogniz ance. __ Scotch Church Soiree. The annual soiree of the Scotch Presbyterian Church, Mercer street, comes off on Thursday evening next. The Rev. George I. Ningins, of New York, will deliver a short address, and a good programme of music has been gotten up, in connection with which Mr. Robert Patron, the violinist, will appear. The ladies of the churcli will provide liberally in the way of refresh ments. __ In the Y. 91. C. A. Rooms. The Young Men’3 meeting held at the Young Men’s Christian Association gym nasium yesterday afternoon was well at tended. Rev. David Mitchell, of the Scotch Presbyterian Church, addressed the meet ing, and the Arion Quartette, Messrs. Beahr, Loughran, Smith and Heading, sang a number of songs. The Bible training class of the Y. M. C. A. will meet in their parlors tomorrow evening at eight o’clock. The member ship meeting will bo held Thursday even ing at fifteen minutes to eight o’clock. George Wendell, of Salem, N. J,, the newly appointed assistant secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association, en tered upon the duties of his new office on Friday, the 1st instant. 1 RACERS DON’T MIND RAIN. THE TRACK AT GVTTEKBERG IS SLOBBY BUT SAFE. Racing Will Be Held This Afternoon and Mud Horses He in Demand by Hackers —Why the Clifton Management Could Not Race Yesterday. Contrary to promise of clearing weather the rainfall continues, and although old Sol made several attempts this morning to assert his presence, rain is thus far in the ascendency. The track at Guttenherg therefore, will' be sloppy and heavy, although so good has it been all season, and so carefully kept that it will be per fectly safe, while those among the really good card of entries obtained that are best able to make their way through mud and slush will take the money. It was decided yesterday by thrf man agement to change its hour of commence ment from half past one to two o’clock p. m. But a change of determination has been made. Guttenherg will still begin at half past one o’clock, but iu a day or two another race, making six iu all, will be added to each day’s programme. There was a well defined rumor in New York yesterday that all the pool rooms would be opened. The doors, however, were as tightly shut as ever, and the sport ing contingent, rendered idle by the post ponement at Clifton, were fain to be content with a matinee or evening per formance at the. theatres. Many had hoped, in the event of the pool rooms being open, to have coined a little money by picking out New Orleans winners. It is said the pool rooms will be opened this afternoon or to-morrow evening. The postponement at Clifton yesterday was a wise move on the part of the authorities, and made in accordance with the wishes of owners. The track is in part new, and the soil needs a season’s packing. Had racing been held yester day, no material difference would have been noticed for a time, but the track would have become cut up, and materially injured as the contests progressed. 'The management wMl not permit exer cise of horses on the track for a day or two, in order to enable Superintendent Clair to dry it out in shape. Meanwhile owners will use several good roads in the vicinity for their work. Tomorrow’s Programme. Tlie entries for Clifton tomorrow are the same as those received for yesterday, and are as follows: First Race.—Six and a half furlongs; purse $250; selling allowances. Lbs. Lbs. Singlestone__107 Refund.104 Clontarf.107 Monte Cristo.103 Goano.107 Eoline.108 Relax.107 Arthur W .102 Effiie Hardy.107 Compensate.100 Howerson.107 Woodstock.100 Margo.107 Sylla.100 Second Race—Five furlongs; purse $250. Lbs. j Lbs. Capulin.123!Long Jack.,107 Carnegie.123 Louise.102 Romance.119 Ida Bell.102 Firefly.119 Isis.102 V. L. S.118 Kanto.102 Third Race.—One mile; purse $250; selling al lowances. Lbs. Lbs. Traveler.112 Pilot.105 Taxgatherer.105 Flush.105 Savage.105 Monte Cristo.105 Havana.105 Pegasus.105 Belmont .105 Fourth Race—One mile; purse $500; a handi cap. Lbs. Lbs. Chancellor.120 Avery.107 Ovid.114 Mattie Looran.101 Clarion.112 Dalesman.104 Boodle.Ill Palatka.94 My Own.109 ** Fifth Race.—Seven furlongs; purse $250; sel ling allowances. Lbs. Lbs. Littlefellow.123 Hermitage.103 Prodigal.1.115 Saluda.103 Olivius.109 La Clair.103 Avery.. .. 10S Hilda.102 Clatter.108 Horses Worth Backing Tomorrow. First Race—Margo, Eoline. Second Race—Carnegie, Louise. Third Race—Belmont, Pilot. Fourth Race—Boodle, My Own. Fifth Race—Clatter, Avery. Results at Guttenberg. First Race—Seven-eighs of a mile: Julia Miller first Mazie second. Vaulter third. Time, 1:41&. Second Race — Five-eighths of a mile. Ida West first, Tony Pastor second, Song ster third. Time, 1:09}^. The Palmas Were Beaten. Palma and Roseville bowling clubs had a stubborn contest on the alleys of the lat ter last night for their last game of the series, and Roseville won by eighteen pins, the score being: Roseville, l,a68; Palma, 1,550. Roseville has now tied Elizabeth’s score of eight games won in the scries of twelve. ABOLISHING THE JURY COMMISSIONS. A Serious Hitch Appears in the Charter Legislation. [Special to The Jersey City A'eus.J Trenton, March 5,1S89.—No conference of Hudson county members was held lust night, which indicates a hitch in the pas sage of the Jersey City charter. Senator Edwards, at a conference last week, prom ised to have the bill ready ou Monday, but now delays presenting it. It is learned that such a bill as was de sired, providing for single headed com missions, appointed by the Mayor, was drawn up by ex-Governor Abbett and Ilr. Leonard J. Gordon, and that Senator Ed wards has had it in his pocket for weeks. There is a division of opinion among Hudson county members over the bill, and that Senator Edwards, believes its passage doubtful is shown by his intro ducing a bill last week in the Senate to have three Tax Commissioners appointed by the Mayor to take the place of the present Assessors in Jersey City. At eleven o’clock a call of the House was ordered. It was suspended to receive the Jury Commission repealer from the Sen ate. In exactly three minutes thereafter the bill had passed its first and second readings, and Colonel Heppenheimer had begun to speak to the bill. It passed the House by a vote of 33 to 34. Miss Butler’s Heading. Miss Marion C. Mutler gave a flue enter tainment last evening in the Guild room of Christ Episcopal Church, Clairmont ave nue and Clark street. Had the weather been tine the audience would have been a large one. In spite of the inclement weather there was a fair attendance. Mrs. Edith Brooks opened the programme with a beautiful piano solo, followed by Miss Butler, who recited perfectly “Gone With a Han’somc Man.” A solo was sung by Miss Lou. Watkins, and Mr. Ernest Groesbeck entertained the audience with a solo. “The Book Canvasser,’’“Browned,” and “Topy’s First Lesson” were all splen didly recited by Miss Butler. The closing piece was a piano solo by Miss Brooks. Beading Iron Works Fail. It is announced in New York that the Reading Iron Works of Reading, Pa., have failed. The company had a paid up capital of #1,050,000 and was rated Al. HERTS’ BILL i FLOUNCES. Senator Baker’s Typewriter Made Them and They Are Daisies in Their Way. SENATOR EVER1TT KICKS AND THE BILL STICKS. The Jury Commission Repealer, the Redistrieting Bill, and Other Pending Measures. The Werts 15111 Adopted. [Special to the Jersey City AVirs.] Trenton, March 5, 1889.—The Demo cratic joint caucus has just adoptee. Baker’s town option amendments to the Werts bill.JWhether the dissatisfied mem bers of the House wiU vote for it is uncer tain. [Special to the Jersey City JVeies.] Trenton, March 4, 1889.—Senator Moses K. Everitt has come back from Hunter don county with a vigorous kick in the shape of a demand that the Werts’ excise bill shall be passed us amended by the Democratic caucus, and without any Baker flounces. Senator Philip Pontius Baker has brought those flounces buck from Cumberland county in the highest style of the type writer’s art and some pencilled in terlineations of his own. Assembly man Eliphalet Hoover has imported an idea from Warren county that the granting of licenses would be left to the county courts. Then the neighbors could say whether they wanted a saloon among them and whether one was needed, and could thus secure practical local option. Other members, doubtless, have sugges tions, but the kick and the flounces were reasons enough why the Werts’ bill was not presented in the Senate tonight. President Werts said privately that it was down on the programme for the even ing, but his manner added that he had been disappointed before and might be again. At fifteen minutes to ten o’clock a recess was taken.till ten, and the eleven Democratic Senators crowded into a com mittee room where Senator Baker took t he wrappings oil his flounces and exhibited their graceful hang. Senator Everitt took the wrappings off his kick at this point and expatiated on its vigor and stay ing qualities. Senator Bogert did not stay long in the room, but he explained that while he did not believe in taxing grocery stores as high as saloons, it was the heat that drove him out. It was hot. Senator Baker complained of it, too, but the Re publican Senators laughed afterward, and said they were cool enough. The merits of the kick and the flounces were ex plained to the other Senators, who gave the puzzle up for the evening. HEATED AT TIMES. heated at times. Senator Everitt was ac cused of trifling with the bill, and a dis position was manifested to stand no more nonsense. The liual result is that a Dem ocratic caucus will he held tomorrow and each member be put on record, whether he is a Democrat or an Independ ent. Many of the Democrats speak bit terly touigV' * their associates, though there is s,-Ti hope of putting the bill through. Baker is one of the hopeful. The debate in the caucus tomorrow is certain to be earnest. Even if Mr. Everitt’s kick' is restrained, Mr. Hoover will offer his idea as an amendment, and he says he will press it in the House if it is rejected in the caucus. The people down his way, he says, demand that the towns shall have the same privileges as the cities. Mr. Baker declines to give out the text of his amendments yet. The Senate passed the repealer of the .Jury Commission bill. A delegation of Sheriffs was present to see the act done. The repealer gives the selection of jurors back to them. Tonight Assemblyman Feeney is sending dispatches to absentees calling on them to come to Trenton to put the bill through the House. THE RKDISTItlCTINd PILL. The Redistricting bill was ordered to a third reading in the Senate with less of a Republican howl than had been expected. Senator Gardner, the Republican leader, went through the same old performance of describing it full of gluring inequali ties: but Senator Edwards, through wiiose hands it passed, cited figures to show that the bill had been drawn up with the greatest fairness. One illustration was a district in Hudson county, where 8,000 votes were required to elect a Democrat, while in another district in the same county, on occasion, 2,300 votes elected a Republican. All such inequalities were done awav with. The bill will pass the Senate, but there may be trouble in the House. Among other reasons, Frank Mc Dermit’s district has become Republican, while he would like to continue to sport his diamond headlight in the Legislature. The House is used to sensations. It likes sensations and is fond of fun, which sometimes is carried pretty far. But to night it proved that it did draw the line somewhere. Rev. Mr. Lucas, of Trenton, is on the other side of that line. This gentleman had one of his parishioners on trial here hast week on a charge of libel -i-ivrir t,V»A nnri«Vn’nripr The papers printed as much of the testi mony as they could, but the part that was omitted was also the part which was most eagerly discussed m the saloons and on street corners. With the black eye administered by the jury, ltev. Mr. Lucas was invited to open the session of the House with prayer. Will T. Scudder, a member of the Committee on Clergy, Is given the credit of the sug gestion. Speaker Hudspeth may not be as great in the pulpit as he is in the Speaker's chair, but lie objected strongly to the selection, and so did other members. The result was that it was intimated to Rev. Mr. Lucas that his services would not be acceptable. The praying was done by Jonathan Goble, the member from Ocean, who resembles Neptune in a gen eral way. As sunshine follows storm, joy followed grief in the House tonight. The merry souud of wedding bells drove away mem ories of a funeral dirge; the lilies and roses strewn in fancy over the bier of a bride hud scarcely fallen when orange blos soms were scattered in honor of a bride. By a rising vote, with sympathetic coun tenances, the members adopted a resolu tion expressing their sense of the loss met with bv their "colleague, Edward P. Far rell. Then, with shouts of laughter, they congratulated their colleague, Daniel M. Kane, who has just been married. The last of the course of entertainments held under the auspices of the Youug Men’s Christian Association will be held j at the Second Presbyterian Church, Thurs- 1 dav evening, March 14. The New York University Glee Club will entertain the j audience. 1 LENTEN REGULATIONS. HO IF THE SEASON OF FA STING WILL BE KEFT BY CATHOLICS. The Circular Better from Bishop Wiggev j That Was Read Sunday In All the Churches In the Newark Diocese. The following regulations, on the order of Bishop Wigger, were read in all the Catholic churches in this dio cese last Sunday, to direct the manner of the observance of Lent, which be gins tomorrow, Asli Wednesday: First—All the week day's of Lent, from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday are fast days of precept: only one meal being allowed, with the addi tion of a moderate collation in the evening. SKeoxb — The precepts of the Lenten fast includes that of absti nence from flesh meat. By an indul gence of the Apostolic In’dult, how ever, the use of flesh meat is allowed in this diocese at every meal on Sun day, and at the principal meal on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with the exception' of the second and last Saturdays in Lent. Third—It is forbidden to use fish with flesh meat at the sathe meal in Lent. Fourth—The use of eggs, butter and cheese, although not allowed by the general law of Lenten observance, lias been introduced by custom, and is permitted by' Indult both at the col lation and the principal meal, pro vided that the regulations prescribing the quantity of food permitted be complied with. Fifth—Lard, butter or dripping of any kind may be used in preparing Lenten viands. Sixth—The use of flesh meat is allowed on Thursday in Holy Week. Seventh—The use of eggs, milk, butter and cheese is permitted on Good Friday. Eighth—When the principal meal cannot be conveniently taken at noon, the collation may be taken in the morning and the dinner in the even ing. Ninth—Those who are exempt from the obligation of tasting are al lowed to use flesh, meat, eggs, and white meats several times each day that the use of these viands is per mitted at one meal to all the faithful. Tenth.—The Church exempts from the obligation of fasting, the following classes of persons: First—Those who are siek, infirm or convalescent from sickness. Second—Those whose duties are of a laborious or exhausting char acter. Third—Those who have not yet attained the age of twenty-one years. Fourth—Those who are en feebled by old age. Fifth—Women who are approaching maternity in suckling infants. Eleventh—The foregoing clauses are not exempted from the law of ab stinence from flesh meat, except in special cases of infirmity or sickness. Twelfth—All priests exercising the faculties of this diocese are empow ered to grant dispensations from the precept of f^st and abstinence in par ticular cases and for sufficient cause. A plenary indulgence has been con ceded by the Holy See to all the faith ful of the diocese, who, on the Feast of St. Patrick within the octave, re ceive with proper dispositions the sacraments of penance and the blessed eucliarist, and visiting a church or chapel offer prayer to God according to the intention'of the Holy Father, and for propagation of the faith. The “Oratio pro Papa,” wil 1 be continued as an additional collect at mass until further notice. The holy oils may be uutauicu uu9 jctti aiti uic uumuuu, Newark, at four o’clock p. m. on Holy Thursday, April 18. In accordance with the direction of the Third Ple nary Council of Baltimore, a collection will he taken up in all the churches in the diocese on the first Sunday of Lent in aid of the propagation of the Faith and of the Indian and colored mis sions. With the view of encouraging this salutary work of mercy, and of animating the Christian zeal of the faithful for the salva tion of perishing souls, our Holy Father, Pope Leo XIII., has benignly granted a plenary indul gence to all who having contritely confessed and worthily received holy communion on that day, devoutly visit a church in which the collection is made, assist at the sermon and the other observances of Divine worship that may be celebrated on the occa sion, and offer prayers for the propa tion of the faitli and the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff. A Iiroak ill the Chicago Markets. [Special to the Jersey City jVetos.] Chicago, March 5, 1889.—Wheat went to pieces, this morning, on a raid inaugur ated by Baldwin and Furman, probably for Hutchinson. The clique gave the market no support at all. Fine weather and large receipts make the crowd panicky. The total stock of grain in regular elevators and vessels in the Chicago harbor, covers 4,537,000 bushels of wheat; 3,874,000 bushels of corn, and 3,829,000 bushels of oats. Of this amount 3,020,000 bushels of wheat, 1,771,005 bushels of corn, and 2,083,000 bushels of oats are ou contract. May wheat, which opened at 103% this morning, hail advanced to 103%, when, without any sensational selling, prices started downward, and it was not until May reached 100% that there seemed to be any substantial support. Before the first hour had passed May had reached to 101%, but the market was by no means strong. Brooklyn Beats Britain. Mike Cushing had easy work in dis posing of his antagonist, Harry Bartlett, this morning in a light of fourteen rounds near the Clifton race track. The mill was for $1,000 a side and the championship of the world at 127 pounds. Mike sported the colors of Brooklyn, white. Bartlett’s cor ner was surmounted by the colors of Great Britain. The mill lasted through fourteen rounds, at the conclusion of which Bartlett looked as though his head aud chest had passed in close conjunction to a circular saw. About forty sports witnessed the mill and paid $35 each to see the amusement. In the middle of the last round Bartlett walked up to Cushing, aud, offering him his hand, told him in true Cockney style that he had been defeated. Mike gave the Britisher $25 as a sort of consolation fund. A Wayward Child. Mary Foster, a pretty child of fifteen years, was brought before Judge Martin this morning, by her father, who re quested the Judge to commit her to the House of the Good Shepherd. Mary, it seems, has developed a rare taste for balls and late hours. Judge Martine spoke seriously to the girl, aud then persuaded her father to take her home. Brakemau Smith Injured. James D. Smith, brakeman on the West Shore Road, and living at No. 148 Palisade avenue, yesterday slipped aud had his right leg caught beneath the wheels of a moving freight train. His leg was cut off above the ankle. He was removed to St. Francis Hospital. FOR LOCAL OPTION. The County Temperance Alliance Take Steps for an Election in This County. CHURCHES ASKED TO HELP. Bnt Not Till It Had Been Sug gested That the Alliance Go It Alone. Three females, somewhat advanced 111 years, fourteen men and boys and the financial secretary figured at the meeting of the Hudson County Temperance Alli ance last night. The venerable President Ferris pre sided. The meeting was held in the basement of dwelling house No. 18(5 Montgomery street, and those who attended met a cold reception, because there was no lire built until half of the members had been chilled to the bone. President Ferris asked an aged brother to open the meeting with prayer, but that gentleman was not in a prayerful state of ’% mind, for he declined, and then the presi dent asked the blessing. Secretary Gibson said his duties were so arduous that he could not find time to make a written report, but he made a verbal one, in which he stated that the organization was in a flourishing condi tion, and that the entertainments that had » been given by them were enjoyable and nuviAufiil LOCAL OPTION PROPOSED. The next report was a source of mis chief. It was made by the Conference Committee, which had been appointed to consider the advisability of a local option crusade. The Chairman was about to tell those present all about the subject when Brother Gaiger objected. When Brother Gaiger objects every one stops and listens j to learn the reason, for Brother Gaiger is • j the authority on parliamentary rules in tfl the Alliance. This particular objection JH was that the Conference Committee should. JH report to the trustees, and the trustees report to the members. The financial secretary was on his feet .'flB in a twinkling, and he insisted on the re- | port being made to the members and ths JSj:, committee discharged. A PRELIMINARY REPORT. The president, with a knowledge of ■ ’ Cushing’s Manual, declared the commit- Bir’i tee should report to the members. Several., persons took exception to this ruling, mirtlMafe after half an hour’s discussion Brother! Ww* Gaiger won a victory, and a recess of teD^K’. minutes was ordered to permit the com mittee to prepare a report to the trustee! I V When the Executive Committee of the a trustees made a report it was to recom- a mend that work in obtaining a local option. 1 election be begun at once and carried or * vigorously. \ etc. , Si A motion that a committee of ten b* avh a pointed to confer with members of the dft- » ferent churches and ask their aid was the i unocent cause of another wrangle. Broth- - - er Gaiger was responsible for this, for he j 52 introduced an amendment and quoted Cushing to sustain it. CHURCH AID ASKED. Brother Carmen said it was not right to disregard the churches, and that the Alli ance could not succeed in t.he fl,r!i! out their aid. Brother Van Tassel insisted that a con vention of all the churches and temper ance organizations should be held. Brother Burger excitedly declared that the Alliance should not depend on the churches. Let the Alliance go ahead with the work without delay and if the churches desired to come in the fight they would be welcomed. He thought work for local option could not begin too soon. A motion prevailed that two delegates from each church aud temperance society be appointed to meet in convention. “Now, brothers, don’t be in too great a * hurry,” said Brother Westcott.. “There is A « a bill before the Legislature that may take local option out of our hands.” “They dare not do this!” “It can’t be done!” “It’s tho work of Satan!” came from the assembled multitude in one voice. It was decided to appoint a committee,-—"''’ aud then to arrange for the convention, which will be held within three weeks, and then the best method to obtain the benefit of tile local option law will be dis cussed. -. THAT NEW COUNT!, I How the Offices Will He Apportioned When It Is Created. Constable Zeller, of North Hudson, to day made public the slate for the now county. He said that the following offi cers would be selected as soon as the new county is established; Sheriff, Michael Coyle; Surrogate, Simon Kelly; County Clerk. James Curran; Register “Conn” JJouovan; Law Judge, John C. Besson; Lay Judges, James F. Minturn and Wil liam D. Daly; Counsel for the Board of Freeholders, William S. Stuhr; Prosecutor of the Pleas, Warne Smythe; Jailor, Wil liam Wehnke; Court Crier, John Zeller; Sergeant-at-Arms, William Wise; Free holders, James Kenney, John Brunning and Martin Filon; Director-at-Lurge, Charles F. Ruh. Tonight a mass meeting will be held in Ruth’s Hall to discuss the division ot tho county and the proper manner to carry out the scheme of the people who favor it. J1R. FOOTS VIEWS. W’liat He Thinks About the Saturday Half Holiday. I asked Mr. Charles S. Furst this morn ing what he thought of the Saturday Half Holiday bill. “Well,” said he, “is that question not dead yet? I do not see anything but folly in endeavoring to pass such a law here, when an eff ort is being made to have it re pealed in New York. In ease such a law should be passed, it would only benefit the men who hold public offices, and iu uo way concerns the merchants or their employees, except that the banks could do no' business with customers in the afternoon. If they forgot to draw money in the morning with which to pay the em ployees thev would not be apt to get money until Monday. Take it all in all, the law would be a nuisance to trades men. _cl A 8175,000 Fire. Philadelphia. March 5, 1889.—The Farmers’ Market buildiug, on the north west corner of Broad street and Columbia avenue, was destroyed by fire early this morning. The total loss is estimtted at *175,000. This is nearly covered by In surance. A portion of the first door of the building was occupied by a number of stores. The upper rooms were occupied by various societies and lodges, all of whom sutfered more or less loss.