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JAMES LUBY, • - • Editor.
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This paper is Democratic in principles
and is independent in its views on all
local questions.
FkeSTEY, in a blue tie, explained
that he only meant his “muslin paper
soldiers” joke in a Pickwickian sense.
The militia of the State will forth
with be restored to a peace footing.
Whest the iedistrieting hill comes
up in the house, the issue, our Trenton
correspondent says, will he as to
whether Frank McDermitt will sport
his diamond headlight in the Capito)
corridors for another year.
Truly the personal element is a
pleasant factor in this year’s legisla
We are told that President Harrison
has snubbed the leaders of his party,
and that Mr. “Steve” Elkins has gone
home to J»ew York sulky. Wliat does
Mr, Harrison care for leaders. Has he
not Blaine to lead him? There is
room for one leader only in Mr.
Blaine’s party.
"Worts Hill Flounces.
Now there is another hitch over the
liquor tyranny repeal bill at Trenton.
The Werts bill was not presented in
the Senate last night because sundry
and divers Senators and Assemblymen
Iught from home sundry and divers
mces which their old lady con
uents of both sexes had invented
its decoration.
'he trouble is that every one wants
much. Senator Baker wants the
l fixed up so that it will take a
iroseope to find out the difference
ween the new tyranny and the old.
e liquor element, or, at least, some
its representatives, want to pass
i bill in a shape that will ruin Mr.
ker’s chances of re-election to the
late. Neither side will yield an
h, and so there is a big chance that
ire will be no liquor legislation, and
tepublican Governor will be elected
Sy the way, what is the point at is
i in this whole struggle? Is it the
istion whether or not Messrs. Baker,
Smith, and Wyckoff shall go to the
Senate again? It would appear that
these three gentlemen think so what
ever the rest of the State may imagine.
Irishmen" all over the world cele
brated last night the anniversary of
the martyrdom of Robert Emmet.
English statesmen never seem to real
ize that they are sowing fresh seed for
aggressive patriotism every time they
overwhelm a fresh victim with their
acrimonious hatred of freedom and
j. -
Once upon ». time a man invented a
clock which would tell the year, the
month, the day of the month and
week, the hour, minute and second,
. the staj.e-of the tide, the phases ol the
moon, the date of the next eclipse, and
the transit of Veuus, and the weather
probabilities for several days in ad
It was a marvel of mechanism.
Every one to whom he explained it,
♦bought it was a wonder, and would
beat all the clocks that ever came out
of Rotterdam.
Then the man built the clock, and it
wouldn’t go.
(N. B.—The above is respectfully
dedicated to the gentlemen of the Re
publican caucus who have adopted
the Australian Ballot Bill as a party
The Press and the People.
The Associated Press formally
thanks Mr. Cleveland and his secre
tary, Col. Lamont, for the unfailing
courtesy shown at the White House to
members of the press during the late
It was characteristic of Mr. Cleve
land’s regime that the people and their
rights were always the first matter of
The people, as ultimate rulers of the
country, have a right to the fullest in
formation on all public questions, and
the newspapers represent the people
when they treat of subjects of national
Nothing can be a more serious viola
tion of the spirit of the Constitution
than any attempt to put aside perti
nent inquiry into the progress of
public affairs.
President Harrison and his young
English secretary have assumed a
position of lofty reserve toward news
paper reporters. The young English
secretary will be seen only at stated
times and seasons.
Well, we will see how the public
like the arrangement.
Mr. Mills, of Nova Sotia, has intro
duced in the Canadian Parliament, a
resolution looking to the absorbtion of
he United States by the Dominion.
The prospect of becoming dependants
of the British crown will commend
itself to the Anglo-maniac youth of
the period.
The discovery that Lord Salisbury
and other shining lights of the Tory
party were In communication with
Pigott, and were in the habit of pro
viding him with fundsto “unmask the
Parnellites,” ought to overwhelm the
present, maladministration of Great
Britain with infamy and ruin.
The gentlemen who so frequently
contributes to the columns of the New
York World over the signature of three
stars—thus: *»*—waxed sarcastic yes
terday. He was unkind enough to
head one of his articles, “Natural Gas,
the Great Issue of the Day.”
Our Washington Special.
It is not so much for the purpose of
boasting of our enterprise as to call
attention to the intelligent treatment
that local matters receive in this paper
that we make mention of the special
information published in our news
columns yesterday of the movements
of the Jersey contingent in the great
inaugural parade. There was, to
be sure, a general interest on
all sides in the details of the
procession; but there was besides a
speeial interest as to the part our
home boys took in it. Both curiosities
were met in the four columns we de
voted to the inaugural ceremonies yes
terday. Besides publishing the ad
mirable United Press report of the en
tire display, we furnished the readers
of The Jersey City News through
the medium of special dispatches with
the particulars of the part our local as
sociations played. It is thus that we
propose always to get the local news
for our readers, whatever expense of
pains or money may be required.
The Decline in Immigration.
Superintendent Henry J. Jackson,
of Castle Harden, reports that the ar
rival of immigrants in the Port of New
York is decreasing. For the six months
ending February 28 the number was
21.522 less than during the correspond
ing period of the preceding years.
The truth is, the capacity of the
country, or at least the more accessi
ble portions of it, for receiving immi
grants has become well-nigh ex
hausted. It is tine that, in the far
West and Northwest, the newcomer
may achieve prosperty by the tillage
of the land ; but the East is crowded
with labor of every description, and
new settlers injure the prospects of the
older residents without acquiring any
advantages whiah compensate for the
harm they do.
Mr. Hubert Sackett, the actor, has just returned
from a several months' engagement with the
“Harbor Lights” company. He is engaged in a
leading role in the “Main Line” company at Phila
Counsellor Braden used to plav ball in Paterson
with costly Mike Kelly.
Mr. Meselt of Newark, has retired from base
ball management, and will in future attend
strictly to business. .
County Clerk Denis McLaughlin enjoys watch
ing a horse race occasionally.
Ex-Judge Carr has given up sitting in judgment
upon criminals, and confines himself to starting
Miss Maggie Martin, a society belle of Hudson,
N. Y., is paying a visit to Mrs. John F. Smith, of
Astor place.
Colonel W. P. Roome has bought a fine house on
Eighty-sixth street, New York, and will move
there next month.
Mr. John Vachet Bsaot has recovered from his
recent illness.
The Palma Club is resting its hopes of the bowl
ing championship upon Mr. Fred Carter.
Miss Annie Bender, of No. 291 Monmouth street,
daughter of Mr. Philip Bender, has returned from
a ton months* visit to her graudpnrents in Macon,
George M. Robeson has begun life anew in a
very modest little law office at Trenton. He is
said to have lo3t his entire fortune.
The Riparian Commissioners have applications
for State grants in the New York bay at Green
ville that will bring several hundred thousand
dollars to the State school fund.
Ex-Mayor Henry Traphagen is again looking
for political distinction.
Tlio loss of his moustache has seriously marred
the beauty of Counsellor McGrath.
Brown, the janitor of the State House, at
Trenton, will lose his official head because lie
foolishly thought that he could afford to treat
Democratic officials discourteously.
“Staff” Little has buried the hatchet, and no
i__ oflor nnllHpil 1 cnnlnc
The order that the Secretary of War gave Mr.
Abbett to serve upon the Merritt Wrecking Com
pany to remove the sunken steamer Atlas within
thirty days will expire* within a few days, and if
it is not then complied with, the Government will
blow the wreck up. The application was made
by Mr. Abbett on behalf of the Hoboken Ferry
Mr. M. Mullone, of the “old time” Argun, knows
a thing or two about newspapers. “I tell you,'1
said he, this morning, to a member of The Jersey
Cm' News staff, “your paper has certainly a
beautiful ‘make up’; it is a bright, lively paper,
and altogether the best newspaper that has ever
appeared in this city “
County Clerk McLaughlin intends to take up
his residence in Hoboken, so that our neighbor
will get political recognition by his renominatiou
this fall.
Mr. E. O. Chapman again smiles on the visitors
at Trenton from behind his desk in the office of
the State Superintendent of Education, and
Colonel Fuller seeks consolation in the sanctum
of Comptroller Anderson.
A Sudden Affection Developed by a Fierce
Cat for a Rat.
A rat and a cat may be seen playing to
gether almost any day at a livery stable in
this city. The cat is a big black Tom,
with long whiskers, a short tail and yellow
eyes. The rat is a sleek and fat specimen
of the genus rodent, and has a cunning
hut prosperous and contented look. The
cat is fierceness and savagery itself, nud
hears the scars of innumerable battles, not
alone with rats and other felines, but with
dogs as well, and he has never been
whipped and has never been known
to decline a light. The rat was
caught in a wire trap one night
last week. He was so uncom
monly large and looked so ugly as he
stood up on his hiud legs and rattled the
wires of his cage that, his captors resolved
to have some sport with him uud Tom.
The cat and he were accordingly taken
over to a neighboring saloon, the doors
closed, holes stopped up, and a select few
gathered to witness the light.
When the rat was turned loose from the
cage Tom was ready, and pounced upon
Inm instanter. To the surprise of all,
however, he did not hurt him. His claws
were sheathed, aud he plainly invited n
romp. The rut did not understand his ad
vances at first, but was soon reassured,
aud would finally run from the men to the
rat for protection. In a short time they
became fast friends. They now play to
gether constantly, and seem to understand
each other perfectly. The rat climbs all
over Tom’s back, pulls his ears aud tail,
and treats his big friend with the utmost
freedom. Both spend the greater part of
their time under the stove in the stable
office, and large numbers of visitors go
there to witness the unusual friendship
between such natural enemies.
D’AlvinI and Herrmann at ttyfe Academy,
In company with some six or seven
hundred other persons I witnessed last
night the performance of Hermann,
the magician. Iri performances of
this description there are three well
marked stages or degrees—insipidity,
interest and illusion. It would be un
fair to say that the performance of
last night belonged in any sense to the
first of these categories, but since
the books of Robert Houdin became
popular reading, all the illusion has
assuredly disappeared from the old hat
and handkerchief tricks which used to
make our grandfathers feel uncanny.
The intelligent interest which one
takes in such a show as that of last
night consists in the detection of the
tricks of legerdemain by which the re
sults are accomplished. Of course every
one knew last night that the boy from
whose mouth Herrmann appeared to
take numerous eggs had only one egg
in his mouth, which he showed at in
tervals, the magician only pretending
Herrmann had a corps of confeder
ates scattered through the audience,
and some amusement was created by
the familiarity with which he treated
them as he made them, one after an
other, the subjects of his pranks.
The piece de resistance of the even
ing was the so-called illusion en
titled ‘‘Cremation.” The act is
not ill-conceived, bur in effect
it is merely a somewhat crude
application ' of well-known opti
cal principles, such as have fre
quently been used for the production
of ghosts upon the stage. This por
tion of the performance was saved
from falling flat, last night, by the
admirable pantomime of D’Alvini,
who, besides being an admirable jug
gler, is an actor of great merit.
Altogether he carried off the honors of
the evening, and deservedly.
Irish Songs at the Tabernacle.
The Irish national songs sung by
Mr. William Ludwig and his fine com
pany at the Tabernacle last evening
were something new in the musical line
in this city. The songs were the best
selections from the immense store of
songs and ballads which have been
produced by the bards of the Emerald
Isle. These concerts are well worth
hearing, for they are a new departure
in concert music. The company has
been in the country only a few
months, hence most of the songs and
ballads have never been sung on this
side of the water. The concert opened
witli a duet, “What would you do,
Love,” by Mine. Adelaide Mullin and
Mr. Henry Beaumont. “ Thady
O’Flynn ” was sung by Miss
Annie Layton. “The Memory of
the Dead ” was the first selection
sung by Mr. Ludwig, who filled
the house with his fine bari tone voice.
The others were: “The Snow-breasted
Pearl.” Mr. Beaumont; “Meeting of
the Waters,” Miss Layton, and “The
Hoys of Wexford,” Mr. Ludwig. “The
Death of Owen Roe O’nfeil” is a very
pathetic piece and was feelingly sung
by Mr. Ludwig, and Miss Layton sang
“The Kerry Dance” in splendid style.
The last solo sung by Mr. Ludwig was
“The Wearin’ o’ the ttreen.” The
closing selection was “Let Erin Re
member,” sung by Mme. Mullen, Miss
Layton, Mr. Beaumont and Mr. Lud
• Tlie New York Theatres.
“A Gold Mine,” the new play at the
Fifth Avenue Theatre, is described as
having “a slender plot and a weak de
“The Cavalier” was produbed at
Palmer’s last night. “A real live
horse” plays the star part.
“The O'Reagans” has been revived
at H arrigan’s. It is a domical charac
ter comedy, well worth seeing.
Robert Mantell brought tremenduous
audiences to the Grand Opera House
last evening. The play was “Mon
bars,” and it was enthusiastically re
ceived. Many Jersey City people were
among the audience.
A?rs. Langtry is playing Lady Clan
carte to Harlem audiences at the
Theatre Comique.
Events Yet to Come.
The annual exhibition and reception
of Cartier’s Dancing Class will be
given at Crescent Hall, on the Heights,
at eight o’clock this evening.
The pupils of Mr. James Moylan
will give a concert in the First Bap
tist Church, on Grove street, at eight
o’clock this evening.
Tlie Boom of “The Jersey City News” was
Heard in Paterson.
The first issue of The Jersey CtTY
Evening News was published hist
night, and took the eity by storm, over
eleven thousand copies being disposed
of within an hour. The News was
started by a number of newspaper
men from'New York, who were tired
of making money for somebody else,
and Who concluded that there was a
good field for a daily in Jersey City.
They raised $50,000 capital stock and
invested in a $20,000 Hoe press. The
event of the first issue was celebrated
last night by a reception and banquet
in the rooms of The News, at which
many prominent men of Jersey City
took part.
The paper promises to take a place
in the first rank of newspapers in this
State, and the proprietors made but
one mistake, and this consists in mak
ing it Democratic in politics. Mr.
James Luby, the managing editor, lias
for years been city editor of the New
York Herald; as such he was always in
favor of reform and honest govern
ment, and he never saw an abuse but
lie whacked away at it with all the
power of his virile pen. If Mr. Luby
expects to find honest government in
Jersey City or among the Democrats
of this State he will be sadly mistaken,
and consequently lie and the party he
now represents will soon fall out; if he
desires to create reform he has taken a
task upon himself compared to which
the cleaning of the Aegean stables
dwindles into insignificance.—Paterson
Press. __
They Are No Longer Knights.
Haverhill, Mass,, March 5, 1889.—
Local Assembly No. 8,291, Khlgets of
Labor, composed of workmen on machine
and hand sewed boots and shoes, have
voted to surrender their charter and have
oeganizod under the National Trade
! A Pleasant. .Surprise Party at Miss T.illie
j Raah’s Residence—A Euchre Party
at Mrs. ’Williamson's—Entertainments
and Social AflUirs.
A'pleasant, surprise party was ten
j dered Miss Lillie Raab by lier parents,
in honor of the twelfth anniversary of
i her birthday at their residence,
j No. 377 Summit avenue, last
night. At an early hour the young
guests arrived, and were soon enjoy
ing the many amusements provided
for tl’.eir pleasure. Games, inter
spersed with singing and music, made
the time pass quickly and happily,
and the merry young folk unani
mously agreed that, the evening was
one of unequaled enjoyment. Many
! beautiful gifts were presented to Miss
i Lillie/by her friends, who all earnestly
and heartily wished her many returns
of the day. At ten o’clock an
i elaborate supper was served, after
! which the festivities were continued
! until a late hour. Among those pres
ent- wdre Mr. and Mrs. Raab. Mr. and
| Mrs. Decker, Mrs. Pumyea, Miss Car
rie Fellgraff, Miss Adele Fanclier, Miss
\ Nettie Fanclier, Miss Beckie Fream,
i Miss Elsie Fream, Master John Fream,
j Master Edward and Walter Shaw,
Miss Mamie Sanbome, Miss Henrietta
Simon, Miss Allie Simon, Masters
George and Richard Hegeman, Miss
; Emma Fellgraph, Master Fred Fell
graph, Miss Allie Blaney, Miss Carrie
Fellgraph, Masters Allie and Randolph
Hegeman, Miss Mabel Taylor, Master
; Willie Harms, Miss (Jertie Pumyea,
: Master Harry Taylor, Miss Frankie
i Boothroy, Miss Lizzie Koph, Miss
i Nettie Van Tine, Master Fred Koph.
j Miss Williamson’s Enclire Party.
Miss Kittle Williamson gave an en
joyable euchre party at her home on
| Bergen avenue lost night. The hand
; some parlors were prettily decorated
' with llowers, ferns and smilax, and
i presented an attractive appearance.
| The early part of the evening was
spent in playing euchre, at which
handsome prizes were presented to the
winners. At eleven o’clock an elegant
supper was served, after which
dancing became the chief amusement.
The affair was a successful and pleas
ant one, and the many guests were
greatly delighted with the charming
manner in which they were enter
tained. Some of those present were
Mr. and Mi’s. Henry Williamson, Mr.
and Mrs. Allen Stephens. Mr. and Mrs.
William Rowe, Miss Alice Du Bois,
Miss Mary Armstrong, Miss Eflie
Decker. Miss Margaret Haggerty, Miss
Annie Booth, Miss Winnie Van Tassel,
Mr. Edward Decker, Mr. Henry Ayers,
Mr. Frank Anderson, Mr. Jacob Simon
son, Mr. Willard Fisher, Mr. Harry
King, Mr. Joseph Coleman, Mr. Horace
Fisk Section’s Basket. Party.
On last Friday evening Fisk Section,
No. 2, Cadets of Temperance, held an
entertainment, basket sociable and
reception in McPherson Hall on New
j ark avenue. The entertainment was
excellent in every respect, The Ivan
hoe Quartette filled two numbers on
the programme and received two en
I cores. The quartette consists of
Messrs. Douglas, Montgomery, Baxter
! and Hopkins. Mr. John Dingwall ap
1 peared and recited “The Old Actor’s
Story” in a thrilling manner. Mrs.W.
E. Meeeonekin sang a solo very sweet
ly. Miss Lizzie Wilson appeared in
Scotch costume, and recited the “Re
lief of Lucknow” in a feeling manner.
Miss M. Nelson sang “Marguerite” ami
was loudly applauded. M essrs. Doug
las and Baxter gave a duet; Miss K.
| Schultz gave a solo and Mr. W. AV.
Baxter recited the “Little Hero.” The
programme concluded with the com
edietta, “That Rascal Pat,” by mem
! bers of the Fisk Dramatic Society
with the following cast:
Pat McNoggerty.John Dingwall
Charles Livingstone.John .1. Vile
Major Puffjaeket.Frank J. Higgins
Laura.Mmicl Whitlock
Nancy.Laura Higgins
The stage was under the direction
of Mr. John Dingwall of the B isk Dra
matic Society. At the close of the en
tertainment, the baskets furnished by
the ladies were auctioned off to the
highest bidder. _
Miss Ellicott’s Musicale.
Miss Kittie Ellicott gave a large
musicale at her residence on Webster
avenue, on the Heights, Friday even
ing. Among the numerous guests were
several of the most prominent people
on the Heights. Miss Ellicott per
formed several airs on the piano. Mrs.
Lee sang a sweet song composed hv
Mr. Kenneth Lee, entitled “Don’t Tell
Mother,” with immense applause. Mr.
Lee and Mrs. William Thompson gave
several recitations, which were received
with enthusiasm. After supper was
i disposed of the guests adjourned to the
j parlors, where they enjoyed t hemselves
! on the light fantastic toe till the wee
I sins' hours.
A Reelure on Dress Reform.
A lecture by Mrs. Annie Jenness-Mil
ler on “Dress Reform” will be given in
the Tabernacle this afternoon. Mrs.
Miller is an able and fluent speaker,
and her lecture will, without doubt,
be both instructive and entertaining.
A special provision has been made for
! school girls, who should feel par
i ticularly interested in it.
I Rev. Emil Klalm at a Mock Wedding.
Augusta Rebekah Hraden Lodge,
! No. 25. 1. 0. 0. F., held high carnival
! in Kroebel’s new hall, on the Heights,
i last evening. Over two hundred mas
I queraders participated. Some of them
j were magnificently costume^: others
mere ridiculous burlesques. But the
most attractive were the simply clad
Teutonian girls, the tints and gleams
j of whose cheeks and eyes rivaled the
; razzle dazzle of the royally attired
! queens and courtiers,
j The most conspicuous feature of the
I evening was a mock wedding, in which
Johnnie Handler and Teresa Hahn
were made one, by Dominie Emil
Kluhn. Twenty-two young girls in
white were in the bridal procession,
and the ceremony was read from a
cigar box.
Ten sister lodges were represented at
the carnival. Some of the many pre
sent were: Mr. and Mrs. Ernst
Woehlke, Mrs. E. Mandler, August
Breid, F. Mandler, Mr. and Mrs. H.
| Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. H. Spillman,
' Mrs. A. Fleechseribam, Mr. and Mrs.
IF. H. Karsen, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Waltmann, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Luh
i man, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boch, Mr.
! and Mrs. Henry Hruenthal, Mr.
I and Mrs. Henry Bak, Mr. and
j Mrs. H. Runke, Mr. and Mrs.
| Louis Stark, Mr. and Mrs.
I Weste, Mr. Valentine Mheer, Mr.
Henry Wiebold and family, Mr. and
Mrs. S’. Hyer, Mrs. Helms. Mrs. Volk,
Mr. and Mrs. Brady, Mr. and Mrs.
Smith, Edward iv ettrieke, Katie
Handler, Albert Mettrieke, Tiliie
i Yoh Bracht, Lizzie Handler, Hr.
r■?_«w I. ■ JlLJHBgWW1 g.UML"JL »■. A'JHJ- I'll-'li-JJLi.'ggB
| and Mrs. Spindler, Rosie Kra- !
' mer, W. Spina, Minnie Claussen,
| Robert. Kramer, Mr. and Mrs. Louis !
Dascher, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hansen, j
VJr. and Mrs. E. Schultz, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Fiche, Mr. William Weisenber
Rer, Miss Bertha Bock, August Lucht,
Richard and Henry Kramer, William
Van Bracht, Thomas Durkin and
Katie Carney. _
Greeting Harrison at Home.
The Lincoln Club celebrated Harri
son’s inauguration at their rooms, 408
Palisade avenue, last night, and a
goodly number of Republicans in the
Fourth district, whose business engage
ments prevented them from going to
Washington, accepted the Lincoln’s in
vitation to help in the festivities.
The banquet room was profusely
decorated with flags and portraits, and
life-size lithographs of Harrison and
Morton were conspicuously displayed
at the foot' of the banqueting board.
President John E. McArthur sat at
the head of the table; on his right sat
ex-Police Commissioner Otto W •
Myer; on his left secretary of County
Committee McEwan. Others seated at
tlie table were Messrs. Frank Evans,
Wilbur Gregory, Lieutenant Dege,
Julius Buer, James Henry, John Mc
Innis, John Dascher, Theodore Men
dles, Herman Shank, S. F. Carter,
Henry Stuhr, Henry Stuhr, Jr.,
Charles H. Stuhr, Gus Pfingaten,
Samuel Barnett.
President McArthur welcomed his
guests in a short, appropriate speech,
and then had read several bogus tele
grams from President Harrison,
Aseuiblyman Brown and Seigfreid
Hammersehlag, which furnished mer
riment and enthusiastic applause.
Mr. John McGinnis responded to the
toast, “The Day we Celebrate”; James
Henry, “The Republican Party”; e)
Police Commissioner Myer, “The Sol
dier in Peace and War”; S. J. Carter,
“The Young Men in the Recent Cam
paign”: Samuel Barnett, “The Veter
ans in Politics”; Mr. Mendler, “Present
Outlook in New Jersey.” Secretary
McEwan brought the speech making
to a close by a neat and gracefully
delivered and dissertation ou "Hash.”
A Merry, Merry Time.
Despite the inclemency of the
weather, the invitation ball of
the Andrew J. Boyle Associa
tion at the Oakland Rink last
evening was well attended. The
spacious building was in gala dress.
Banners and pennants intertwined,
decked the ceilings and walls, and
wreathed the many brilliant electric
burners. Across one end of the rink
was a large banner bearing the inscrip
tion, “The Andrew J. Boyle Associa
tion.” As the members of Professor
Dwyer’s orchestra played the open
ing march, at least a hundred
ladies and gentlemen took their places
on the floor. Among those who whiled
away the hours were Andrew J. Boyle
and Miss Martha Cannon, Police Com
missioner O’Donnell, William Kern
and wife, Counsellor McGrath, John
Boyle, clerk of the Board of Free
holders; ex-Alderman Manning, Mrs.
and Miss Manning, ex-Freeholder and
Mrs. James Pallester, ex-Freeholder
McDonough, ex-Sheriff Heintz and
Mrs. Heintz, Colonel Mike Brown, ex
Assemblyman Noonan, “Con” Rooney,
Director Pierson and Mrs. Pierson,
Freeholder Kilroy, Freeholder Tierney
and Mrs. Tierney, Floor Manager
Philip J. Tully and Miss M. Keeney,
Assistant FiooV Manager John J. Lee,
Miss Raffler, Edward McDermott and
Miss Kelly, Charles A. Lillis and lady,
John J. Harkins and Miss Harkins,
James Maguire and Miss Maguire,
Peter Kavanagh and Mrs. Kavanagh.
VTUOi^e iuciver auu auds. aucavci, uvum
Tully and Mrs. Tully, Peter May Pot
ter and Mrs. May Potter, Michael
Coyne and Miss Thompson, Thomas
Peeney and Miss Kate Feeney, James
Stivers and Miss Mamie Clark, Jerry
Crowley and Miss Mamie Stivers
Patrick Coyle and Miss Mamie Murray,
Thomas Kelly and Miss Annie Stivers.
Andrew J. Manning and Miss Manning,
Thomas Daly and Miss Horner, Officer
B. Wade, Miss Annie Wade, Captain
Newton, of the Oakland avenue pre
cinct, Andrew Lynch and Miss Mamie
Sommers, William Radigan and Miss
Jennie Brown, Timothy Lyons and
Miss Kate Curran, Edward Drake and
Misses Tessie and Martha Drake, John
Kelly, of the Worcester Baseball Club,
and Miss Kelly, Michael Hughes, of
the Brooklyn Baseball Club, and Mrs.
Hughes, Herman Blaich and Miss
Hattie Lyons, Chris. Smith and lady,
Patrick Crow and lvate Clayton,
Frank Beekman, Mrs. Beekman, John
Lally and sisters, Roger Boyle and
lady, ■ Dave Barton and Miss Annie
Thurton, and some thirty members of
the Tuxedo Social Club, of New York.
The officers of the association are Ed.
F. McDermott, president; Charles E.
Lillis, vice-president; M. J. Coyne,
recording secretary; Andrew J. Lynch,
financial secretary; John J. Tully,
treasurer; Thomas F. Golden, sergeant
at-anns. _
Catholic Y. M. L. Association.
The musical and literary entertain- |
ment held last evening at Kessler’s
Hall under the auspices of the Catho- !
lie Young Men’s Literary Association |
drew a packed audience. Nineteen
young men in swallow tails and white
kids, six ebony end men and President
Robert Coolcson as interlocutor sang
sweet melodies and said funny things
in the “Parlor Opening.” This was
followed by a variety programme of
unusual merit. The entertainment
concluded with a side-splitting farce,
“The Troubles of a Father.” The af
fair was a splendid success and the fre
quent outbursts of applause testified
not only to the appreciation of the per
formance, but the esteem in which the
voung men comprising the association
is held by their numerous friends.
Social jtfotes.
Miss Nellie Post, of No. 130 Mag
nolia avenue, is visiting friends in
Easton, Pa.
Miss (tussle Barney, of Sip avenue,
will sail for Europe in April. She will
remain abroad nearly a year and will
travel during the entire time of her
Mrs. Anna Headdep has been in
Washington several weeks.
Miss Lida Holcombe, of Jersey ave
nue, will entertain a number of guests
Mr. Clark, of Grand street, has gone
to Florida for the benefit of his health.
Miss Emma Post, of Lafayette, is
travelling in the South.
Mr. and Mrs. Thorne Sherwood, of
Communipaw avenue, will entertain
the choir of the Hutch Reformed
Church on Friday evening.
Messrs. Louis Sherwood, Harry
Horstman, Henry Ives, William Baron
and Richard Jerome will return from
Washington today.
Messrs. Walter and Charles Kidder
are spending a short time in Rich
The Lenox will meet for rehearsal
on Friday evening.
The ladies of the, Fund Society of ■
the Park Reformed Church will give a |
sociable in the church parlors on
Thursday evening. 1
Continued from First Page.
when you find yourself about to take
your leave of tlie lady, you quite un
awares feel her hand in yours. A yield
ing shudder crosses her, and,you know
not how, she is in your arms, and you
press on her lips, delayed but not with
“A long, long-kiss, a kiss of youth and love.11
In Hoboken there Is less propriety
and more impulse than in Jersey City.
The maidens of that town eoneeal
their affection until it becomes so
great that when they throw it at you
matrimony must follow or they pine
away with melancholia.
The West Hoboken girls have pretty
mouths, but their kissing reminds
you of a canary picking seeds. There
is no soul whatever in their oscula
tion—at least before marriage.
The Sec&ucus girl is not much for
style, nor formality. She has a large
mouth, pouting red lips and fat
cheeks, made rosy by a steady and un
ceasing application to frankfurters
and sauerkraut. She is a cyclone in
the art. Judge Paxton lived within
ten minutes’ walk of Secaucus for
twenty years, and in a conversation
he told me that the happiest hours of
liis life were spent there.
A Union Hill girl never kisses unless
she loves. You can almost feel the
palpitation of her heart in her lips. In
a work before me by Dr. I)e Oroff there
is a long dissertation on the oscillatory
peculiarities of the Union Hill girl, but
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The editor of the Jersey City Herald
was right when he stated that Gutten
berg was inv favorite place to “sport
with Amaryllis in the shade.” The
maidens of that delightful town'kiss
with a love that is intense, pure, and
utterly devoid of selfishness. If at
times'a thought of self do cross her
devotion, it is but a slight tinge of
vanitv, so graceful as to lose every al
loy of littleness that attaches to her
feeling. And he—what of him? His
bliss is speechless, but as soon as he
finds words, he says as Othello did in a
similar moment:
“If I were to die,
’Twere now to be most happy; for I fear
My soul hath her content so absolute,
That not another comfort like to this
Succeeds in unknown fate.”
Of the kiss conjugal I know nothing,
as I am a bachelor. The kiss friendly
is graceful and popular among girls.
Among men we cannot endure it.
Great rough-bearded caries slavering
each other is enough to turn one's
1 have therefore given the principal
species of kisses, all the rest being
mere varieties of them. A practical
treatise on kissing would lead me
into a wide field of discussion; but I
regard this letter as standing in the
same relation to such a dissertation as
Euclid’s Elements to a course of physi
.1 .. timnnnn A in/Av>cr
the most important sources of infor
mation to which I would refer you to
are Anacreon, Sappho and Longas
among the ancients; the Sacontala,
among the Orientals, and the dialogue
between Orlando and Rosalind, to
gether with that between Falstaff and
Dali Tearsheet in Shakespere. And
among the moderns much information
may he gleaned by reading the poems
of “Abrowanlt,” perusing the love let
ters of “Baby Bunting,” or spending a
season with the Hillside Boat Club.
In conclusion. let me say to those who
have remarked that I make no men
tion of the Weehawken girls, that the
reason is because in that town they
know neither the practice nor a name
for it. And the cause for my omitting
Bayonne is that in the extreme south
ern' portion of the county the various
kinds of kissing have as many dis
tinctive designations as the various
kinds of epicures in French. Yours
truly, Adam G. Smith.
395 Germania avenue, Jersey City.
Miss—hut it would not do to write her
name—writes as follows:
Editor Jersey City News:
Your little editorial of last evening
on Freeholder Smith’s kissing verses
earns you the thanks of the whole
community of Jersey City’s kissing
girls—that is, of all the girls in Jersey
ity, for you may be sure they all kiss
when they get the right kind of a
subject, fiis verse description of the
Jersey City habit of kissing as pub
lished in The News of yesterday is a
gross libel on us! Yon happily say
that he may not have drawn his in
spiration from experience, but from
fancy. The description is so inexact
that it cannot have been founded on
experience! And if there is any fancy
it) it, it is of a very low
order. “She sticks out her lips
like an open book,” forsooth! What
kind of a book? and how big a book?
qpd how wide open should it be to rep
resent the open mouth of one of our
“Jersey City girls?” “And ehewetli
hor gum mean while.” Dare tills poet,
as you falsely proclaim him, mean that
we"all carry tolu in our cheeks, as this
false versifier probabaly does tobacco?
Or would lie intimate that we are
toothless? or what does he mean? I
have written these few lines in the hope
of learning, from your explanation,
the extent of his libel upon the grace
with which we Jersey City girls can
inflict kisses upon our favored beaus.
A Jersey City Girl.
At the same time that Freeholder
Smith revels in his shams, however, he
apologizes for It by instancing many
lesser lights upon the lyrie roll who
have wandered from the paths of com
merce in quest of the fleeting and evun
escent Euterpe.
Freeholder Smith is not the only
one whose epistolary propensities
have been heightened to the point of
expression by the publication of that
delightful poem by The Jersey City
In the first place, writes a Jersey
City girl whose name is withheld be
cause she says that, while she loves to
kiss, there is a possibility, even to her,
of getting too much of a good thing.
She finds fault with the poet's descrip
tion of the Jersey City girl’s kiss, and
suggests that The Jersey City News
must have been correct when it im
plied that the Freeholder’s flight was
inspired by fancy and not by experi
But the Freeholder reiterates his
And then comes a letter from a
butcher boy, who finds much fault
with the idea that a butcher boy has
little to do with the tender passion.
But he may be inspired by business
jealousy. __
A Fallen Mother’s Pitiful Appeal f r
Mercy to Her Accusing: Child.
There was a pathetic scene in Justice
Stilsing’s court this morning which would
make an appropriate theme for a temper
ance evangelist to elaborate upou.
Ann McCormick was arraigned at the
bar for drunkenness. She is a small deli
cate looking woman, whose dirt be
. i i -V .
grimmed face bore evident traces of
former beauty. Her unkempt hair fell in
tangled masses over her low forehead and
she frequently brushed it from her blood
shot eyes with her trembling hands.
Policeman Whalen found her and a man
in a hallway on Second street night before
last under the influence of liquor.
A child’s story.
Katie McCormick, her fourteen year old
daughter, a pale, emaciated child, upon
whose pinched features want and sorrow
had impressed a mature expression far be
yond her years, appeared against the
woman. With trembling voice the child
told her story as she kept back the tears
with a great effort.
She said that last night the landlord
notified the family that it the mother re
turns home they will have to leave the
house. He did not care so much for the
rent, but he could not have the woman
around there raising disturbances and
I acting in a disgraceful manner. She also
i said that about five weeks ago her mother
returned home from Snake Hill, where
she iiad served a term for drunk
enness and disorderly conduct.
She kept sober for about ten
days, anil sin^e then she has been con
stantly drunk. She lias beaten her hus
band and children and ill treated them .
continually, until the family could stand
her conduct no longer.
The family, she continued, came from
England about four years ago and the
mother has spent most of the time since
drinking and carousing. Her eldest
j daughter used to come to the police court
ancrplead with the magistrate for her, but
want and misery undermined her health,
and a year ago she died.
During the recital of the girl’s story,
which affected every one in Court, the
woman maintained an indifferent de
| meaner, and it was only When Justice
I Stilsing committed her to the penitentiary
that she displayed any feeling.
Forcing a tear or two from her bleary
eyes she whined out:
‘‘Oh, don’t put me away, Katie, don’t
put me away. For all 1 have suffered
i for you : Katie, don’t put your mother
away: that’s a good child.”
Then, seeing that her appeal had no
effect upon the child, she sank down on
t he rail of the bar, and, raising her eyes to
the ceiling, cried out:
“I will never drink another drop, Judge,
as God Is my witness.”
Her promises and appeals were alike in
vain and she was led into the pen weep
ing, while her little daughter hurried out
of the court room, apparently more in joy
than in sorrow.
A Masquerade at Orient Hall.
Orient Hall, corner of Orient and Jack
son avenues, was artistically decorated
last evening in honor of the Bergen Musi
cal Union, who held their annual mas
querade reception. Mr. Geo. M. Christian
and wife led the grand march followed
by about fifty couples who partici
pated in the festivities. The dis
§iiises were handsome and of various
escriptions. At half past twelve o’clock
a sumptuous repast, furnished by the
Knickerbocker Company, of New York,
was partaken of, after which dancing was
resumed until an early hour this morning,
when the weary dancers wended their
way homeward very much pleased with
the affair. Among" those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. George M. Christian, Chas.
I. Marr, Professor and Mrs. Oscar Lang,
l>r. and Mrs. Hane, Dr. and Mrs. Sim
mons, Mr. and Mrs. Janies C. Burger, Mr.
and Mrs. W. P. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. V.
A. Stebbans, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kline,
Arthur Fairchild and Miss Dora Meyer,
Clarence Ward and- Miss Jessie Ward,
John Leigh and sister, Charles Meyer and
Miss Mamie Klumpp, Mrs. Sergeant and
Miss Sergeant, the Misses Honeywell,
Miss Viles, Martin Bloom and Messrs.
Victor, Meyer and Hulderman.
Total Toss of a Theatre.
Altoona, Pa., March 5, 1889.—The
Mountain City Theatre, of this city,
owned by Louis Plack, was totally de
stroyed by fire this morning. The original
cost'of the building was #90,000; insurance,
$21,000. It is supposed that the fire origin
ated from the heater in the cellar.
Smith.—On Saturday, March 2d, 1889, Harvey I.
Smith, in the twenty-ninth year of his age. Relatives
and friends, and members of Bergen Council No. 149,
R. A., aud 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.
1 t keeper. Must write a good hand and have a
fair education. Address, in own handwriting, with
references, M, Jersey City News office.
' v vertise in The Jersey City News aud its Sun
day Edition, The Sunday Morning News.
For .Sale.
ayefcte. House contains seven rooms with exten
sion. Has cellar. A rare chance to buy a fine resi
lience on easy terms. This is an opportunity for
members of Building and Loan Associations to get
a home. Inquire of A. J. VREELAND, No. 85 Mont
gomery Street.__■ ___
1 ette. House contains seven rooms with exten
sion. Has cellar. A rare chance to buy a fine resi
dence on easy terms. This is an opportunity for
members of Building aud Loan Associations to get a
home. Inquire of A. J. VREELAND, No. 85 Mont
gomery Street. _ _
ette. House contains seven rooms with exten
sion. HaS 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 Mcr.t
j gomery Street.__
To Let.
rj^O LET—
Opposite PosT-CfemcE.
Splendid spot for the right man. Rent very reason
able. W. J. ROUGET, Real Estate Broker aud Auc
tioneer, :>!.'> Grove Street,
on Corner of Henderson and 17th Streets, convenient
to Hoboken, N. J. W. J. ROUGET, Real Estate Broke"
aud Auctioneer, 845 Grove Street.
X Court House place; rent $20 per month; 8 rooms;
bath-room, hot and cold water.
-1? oncl floor, an elegant flat, five rooms: wash trays
and closets; main hall cared for by janitor. Rent
only $12 per month. A. J. VREELAND, No. 85 Mont
gomery Street.
IN five rooms; wash trays ami closets; main hall
cored for by janitor. Rent only $12 per month.
A. .T. V REEL AND, No. 85 Montgomon' Street.
five rooms; wash trays and closets; main hall
cared for by janitor. Rent only $12 per month.
A. J. VREELAND, No. 35 Montgomery Street,
House to rent.—nos. 25 monitor street,
Lafayette. House has cellar, contains seven
j rooms with extension. Rent, $22 per month. Inquire
i of A. J. VREELAND, No. 85 Montgomery Street.
House to rent-no. 27 monitor, street,
Lafayette. House has cellar, contains seven
I rooms with extension. Rent, $22 per month. Inquire
I of A. J. VREELAND, No. 85 Montgomery Street.
House to rent-no. 2$ monitor street,
Lafayette. House has cellar, contains seven
rooms with extension. Rent, $22 per month. Inquire
of A. J. VREELAND, No. 85 Montgomery Street.
I advertise in This Jersey City News and Its Sun
day Edition, The Sit spay Morni.no News.
.1 House, Ten Rooms, all Improvements, elegantly
Papered. Possession immediate. Rent $25. B. F.
HORTH & CO., No. 741 Grand Street.
»Y Necessary they should be near the Pennsylva
nia Ferry. Must be in « first-class neighborhood.
Willing to pay a good price. Address, for two days,
X, Jersey City News office.
For sale.—if you have anything to sell,
advertise in Tbs Jersey City News and its Sun
day Edition, The Sunday Morning News. _
X Suitable for Mill:, Grocery or Florist Store. Call
at once. No. 184 Newark Avenue.
Lost.—if you cannot find your way
home, advertise in The Jersey City News tor
your wife to come and taUe you there

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