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PRICE TWO CENTS. s O'CLOCK EDITION. HENNESSEY HELD, The Indicted Freeholder May Have to Stand Trial for Mal feasance Yet. .··"**" ·* * THE SUPREME COURT MAY SAVE HIM. Judge Lippincott Holds the Grand Jury to Have Been Legally Selected. Judge Lippincott this morning de cided the points raised by Allan L. McDerniott in the case of Freeholder Hennessey, indicted for forgery, that the Grand Jury which indicted Hen nessey was not drawn according to law. The Judge holds that the Grand Jury was properly drawn, and that the indictment must stand. The principal points of Judge Lip pincott's opinion are given as follows: "There is a tendency in more modern decisions to disregard those objections to the irregularities and omissiohs in the formation of Grand Juries which are not fundamental and which do not .prejudice the defendant on the trial of the merits of the case. The Sheriif does not select the Grand Jury, and therefore no return or caption of his could officially identify them, or aid in their identification. That is a matter for the court, and in this case the record is complete upon that matter. "The only omission charged is that the Sheriff has not certified the manner in which he summoned the Grand Jurors or caused them to appear in court. His only duty was to summon them. The duty and right of select)oh, with all that apper tained to it, was taken from him in 1888. He had no power to make a record of the selection and drawing that was done be fore his duties commenced. •'His authority to summon had already been made a matter of record by the clerk of the court entering upon the minutes of the court the fact that the twenty-four Grand Jurors had appeared and were sworn in. "He could not be required to certify that he had summoned them as persons qualified as Grand. Jurors. The qualifica tion, so far as that was a matter of record, hatl been entrusted to and per formed by another tribunal, and their acts had become of record. He could not be called upon in his return to set forth his authority to summon them, for that had already become a matter or record. Ilis only duty was to cause their appear ance, and if there existed any duty as to a return, it was merely to certify that he had summoned them. The qualifications of the Grand Jury, its personnel, and his authority to summon them, was already a matter of record, and by that record, irrevocably fixed. "The defendant here has notjnor can he be prejudiced in his right to maintain his defence and have a fair trial upon the XllBl'lU». "Taken in connection with the record as It now stande in relation to the Grand Jury, it is only such an omission or lack of form as can at any time be amended or supplied by the Sheriff and made part of the record with the fact if it be so, that he did summon the Grand Jury to attend the Ê resent term of the courts of the county, lut this case is decided independently of such amendment or connection. "The conclusion reached by the Court is that the present Grand Jury is a legal Grand Jury and legally empannelled, and that the presentment made against the defendant is α legal presentment. "The motion to quash is therefore denied. The defendant must plead to the indict ment." When the Court had rendered the decision on the motion, Mr. McDer jnott asked that his client be not com pelled to plead, for he proposed to cer tiorari the case to the Supreme Court immediately. The Couit granted the request. A decision will not be reached Jby the Supreme Court before Novem ber next. Mr. McDerinott will take the matter to the Supreme Court on certiorari. HOLDING BACK THE GAS BILL. Mr. Feeney Stirs Up the Senate Com mittee About It. \apeci\U> ι ο me un say \sxiy avewaf.j Tbknton, March 13, 1889.—Mr. Feeney spent the morning stirring up the Senate Committee to either report or give a hear ng on the gas bill. Bogert and Pfeiffer were willing to report, but Thompson, who was chairman of the committee which held the bill last year, is against it. The committee will meet this afternoon, when some decision will be reached. McDermit and Bigelow were absent this morning, and without them neither the Wertsbill nor any other partisan legis lation can be passed. Colonel Heppen heiiner, Mr. Feeney and other leaders are sending dispatches to absent members, calling them here this afternoon. The following bills were favorably re ported:—Adding a member-at-large to -Jersey City boards: making the salary of Overseers of the Poor In Jersey City and Keivark 11,(100; making the term of city counsels three years. Farrell's bill, pre « pared by labor organizations, to licence engineers, was debated. O'Neill. Farrell and Keeney were in favor of tho bill and Fagan against, it. The bill was lost by 14 to 34. «' The Senate ordered to a third reading the redisricting bill and tho repealer or the personal registration act. The new charter bill is being umended now so as to provide for submitting it to a vote of the people. This would remove the objfttions of the Newark members and improve its chances in the Assembly. The amended bill will probably pass to a second reading tomorrow, and be finally passed by the Senate Monday. It is reported today that O'Neill's reso lution for legislative investigation of Jer sey City's government, which was killed yesterday, will be introduced in a new form next week. THE El'STICS ARE ABSENT. ΧΙιΙι I» Wliat Delays the Werti Bill and Other BuNineee at Trenton. I Sped a I to theJer*ey City iVeiw».] Trenton, March 12,1889.—It is getting to he a tfu'od deal of a uou-partlma Legl* Ittture. As a rule, only those bills are acted upon which excite no opposition. The introducers of others have them laid over day after day because there are so many absentees that thirty-one votes can not be assured to them. Among the bills thus stuck on shoals are some of the most important measures framed by Demo cratic policy, the Werts bill, for instance, The Democrats have a majority in the Legislature, but the majority seems to pre fer to stay at home. I ast year, at this time, it was the bliz zard that kept members away. This year fifteen members were at home attending to the local elections. The absentees are chiefly from the rural districts. The city members are generally shining lights as regards regularity and punctuality. Hud son county's representatives deserve pic ture cards as rewards for their devotion to duty. It is true that Assemblyman Far relrs seat was vacant most of the time, but that was because he had to look after the citizens of Kearney and Harrison who came here to oppose or advocate consoli dation. It is believed that he got all of them to go home finally. This is easily the biggest thing of the year for Mr. Far rell, and he will have a good deal to ex plain to his constituents if the measure does not pass. On the other hand, if it passes, the opponent s of consolidation will try to get up a blizzard for his especial benefit. PLANS ABANDONED. With so many members away, the plans of the Democratic leaders had to be wholly abandoned. The Senate held no afternoon session, and the House occu pied itself with routine work as long as it could be held together. As announced yesterday, the Werts bill went over. There was some talk of bringing out the bill providing that Freeholders in Hudson and Essex counties shall be elected, one in each Assembly district; but this was deemed too hazardous, and it became an other measure which will have to be con sidered in a hurry, in the closing days of the session, if it is considered at all. Ac cording to the uresent intentions, the sec tion relating to a member of the JBoarcl to be elected at large will be stricken out because in Essex county a Republican would probably be elected, and the Essex county Democrats are not making offices for Republicans this year. Not much talk is heard concerning Jer sey City's new charter. The Newark people are against it in Its present shape, and without their votes not much can be done. The impression is that it will pass the Senate all right and meet trouble in the House. A like fate is prophesied for Mr. Fagan's bill dividing Hudson county. The idea took with the House caucus much better than was expected, chiefly because the creation of a new county would mean another Democratic Senator, but seven, at least, out of the ten Hudson county members, are against it. It is be lieved that their influence will be strong enough to defeat it in the joint caucus, which is to be held tomorrow or next day. "AL" HOFFMAN'S CHANCE. Hoboken may derive some consolation for this in the brightening chances of Albert Hoffman of getting the lay judge ship of Hudson county. The choice is be lieved at present to be between him and Judge Beach, Judge Davis having fallen back somewhat in the race in the last week. Governor Green has not, however, said any thing which indicates what hit intentions are, and it is very uncertain whether or not he will make the appoint ment before the Legislature adjourns. Colonel Heppenheimer created a favor able impression today by the manner in which he presided over part of the debate on the Australian Election bill. Should Jersey City get a new charter, he is talked of for President of the Council or Presi dent of the Board of Aldermen, whichever the office should turn out to be. SENATORIAL APATHY. The Senate held a short session in the morning and held none at all in the after noon. It is, perhaps, needless to say that it passed neither the Gas bill nor the anti swindlecate bill. With regard to the former, it may be said that the Committee απ f'rvrnnra.tvirms in whnsft tprwiftr h mi il s it rests, lias not yet held a meeting to eon aider it, although it was referred to that body nearly two weeks ago. Yet the Senate has been adjourning and taking recesses because it had no work to do, This committee consists of Messrs. Bogert, Pfeiffer and Thompson. Senator Baker introduced for President Werts an Australian Election bill. This will expedite matters when the House bill on the same subject passes. Janitor Brown, the Republican custo dian of the State House, smiles nowadays when he sees a Democrat. He thinks his head is all right new. He does not caw very much for the place, but he thinks ht might as well be there as elsewhere. And he thinks he will stay now. One Demo cratic Assemblyman wants the place and another has a friend who wants it. Botli declare that they will not vote for the bill reorganizing the superintendence of the State House without a promise of the office, Their votes being needed to pass it ovei Republican opposition, the bill lags. FREIGHT CHARGES. Mr. Applegate,of Heightstown,made one of his annual addresses today after the session. It was about high railroad freight charges, and he had an audience ot five. Voorhees, one of them, sat down or u sofa, put his feet on a cjiair a«d closed his eyes. Riker sat on the arm of the soft and put his feet on the back of a chair Gill listened earnestly. Trier balanced t chair on his hind legs, and Meeker swung his glasses with an impartial air. The Committee will report the bill which Mr. Applegate thus advocated, but the chances are that it will not be passed. lie id. and Phelps. Chicago, March 13 1889. — A Newt special from Washington says: Rumor now Is that Mr. Whitelaw Reid is going tc France instead of England, as Minister, but his friends say that he will not accept the French mission—that he will go tc England or nowhere, and there is ίι very strong impression that he will decline in favor of Mr. Phelps. Both of them can not be appointed. Mr. Blaine lias ex plained that very fully. Mr. Phelps gen erously surrendered his claims in favor oi Mr. Reid, and now Mr. Reid does not want to accept the position because he will feel that he is keeping Mr. Phelps out and ho is under very many obliga tions to the latter gentleman. Blizzard Anniversary. The regular commuters on the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad who were snow-bound on the Meadows at Wsst End and found shelter in Jaeger's Hotel on last Blizzard Day have organ ized an association mid called it the Bridgefleld Park Blizzard Club. They celebrated the event last night at the same old tavern. The club was present to the number of about fifty, and they had a good time generally. Brakemau Conklin's speech "was the leading feature of the en tertainment. Weather Indications. [Special to the Jersey City Nete».] Washington, March 13, 1889.—Weather indications for twenty-four hours are; For North and South Carolina, Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, Eastern Florida, rains; for Minnesota, Dakota, Iowa and Nevada, snow; for all other State», fait weather. The Weather at Hartnett'·. March 13. Dee. March 18. Deg. At 8 P. M SI At OA. M « At 6 P. M 4» At» Α. M *1 At UP. M 41 Atuouu ,5e , At.midalght « "BENNIE" AND "TILLY." The Two Johns in the Palma Club Board of Trustee Contest. THE MULTIFARIOUS COMMITTEE. A Suspicion of Clique Rule May Make It More Potent than the Nominating Committee. One of the members of the Palma Club took a copy of yesterday's Jersey City News Into the parlor of the club room last evening. "Read It for us!" exclaimed twenty voices the moment it became known that he had a copy of the paper in his hand, and when he had read it a committee was appointed to gather in a stock of the papers from the neighboring newstands. The newsdealers had already sold out their supply to earlier purchasers, how. ever, and the committee, to the regret of scores of members, returned to the club room empty handed. Their special interest in the paper was due to the second exclusive report pub lished in its columns, of the contest be tween the Nominating Committee and some members of the club over the com position of the Board of Trustees. The "Board of Trustees" of the "Palma Club" is a very large factor In the manage exclusive charge of some part of tliè club's business. He is not obliged to call to his aid his fellow trustees, but was ment of club affairs. It so completely controls the destinies of the club as to be, in fact, the club itself. It has exclusive management of the finances, and controls every item of the club's property. Kach member is the chairman of a committee havingselect from the members of the club at .large. It may be presumed however that he asks for the assistance in committee work only of those who are in full sympa thy with the objects he has in view, and with his methods of attaining them. The chairman of the Entertainment Committee, for instance, would not ask for his assistance any one In conflict with his view of the affair he is commissoued to look after; and so with the chairman of the Library, the Gymnasium, the Bowl ing and the other committees. It is easy to see, therefore, that the constitution of the Board of Trustees is a mfttter of large importance in the eyes of the club men. A CLIQUE IN THE CLUB. It was stated yesterday that the opposi tion to the nominations made by the Nom inating Committee was due partly to the fact that the candidates for Trustees had been selected with a view to packing the Board, so as to insure the election of Ed. Linn to its chairmanship. It was learned last evening that this was not the only ground of complaint. It was said by some members that the trustees have been in the habit of running the bus iness of the club too much in the interests of a little clique, and by others that the chairmen of the several committees had, in the choice of their assistants, favored gentlemen who reside in certain parts of the city, to the exclusion of gentlemen living in other sections of the city. It was the view that the trustees are too clannish that started the revolt which is now exciting the club. " THE TWO JOHNS." ber who refused to have his name re ported. "We have in the club a commit tee which, because of the character of its duties, is known as the Multifarious Com mittee. It has no specific functions, but all the odds and ends of club business which does not fall within the line of regular committee work are thrown upon its shoulders. Its duties are no sinecure. They require much time and attention, and for want of other opportunity to look after them, the members of the committee spend the best part of Sunday morning in work. "Fred. Tilden and Benny Van Dyke are not only the two hardest workers 'on the committee, but two of the most popular members of it as well. They are such fat and jolly fellows and so inseparable in their companionship that they have come to be known as the 'Two Johns' among the club boys. When the selection of a new Board of Trustees was at hand 'Ben nie' conceived the idea that Tilly, as we familiarly call Fred. Tilden, should be one of the members of it, and with other club men, he requested the Nominating Com mittee to put 'Tilly' in nomination, but the request was refused. "This was regarded as another symptom of clique rule, and 'Bennie' forthwith armed himself with a book and went among the club members, asking them to pledge themselves in writing to vote for Ids chum und assistant. He urged, first, that the clique in the club should be broken up; and second, that Tilden, being specially valuable in the library, would make an excellent chairman of the Bibrary Committee. His arguments have been so effective that it looks as though 'Tilly' would get into the Board of Trustees in spite of the Nominating Committee. 1 don't know how Carter happened to be coupled with him in the contest unless it be tnat, as one of the best bowlers in the club, he will be able to render valuable service as chairman of the Bowling Com mittee." NO BAD FEELING. At tne same uinu uiu meuiuera are ex plicit in their declarations that there is uo ill feeling in the contest and that the rivalry is entirely pleasant and good na tured. "And," said Secretary Carrick yester day evening, "there is one error in your paper whicn I wisli you would correct. There is no opposition here to the election of Hudson Boat Club members because they are Hudson Boat Club members. In fact, Fred Carter, one of the opposition aBiindidates, was himself an active member "t that club." ALMOST CREMATED. Λ Drunken Lodger Upset* a Burning Lamp. Edward Connor, of No. 222 York street, was arraigned before Justice Stilslng this morning upon a charge of drunkenness and disorderly conduct. He has for some time post been a lodger with Mrs. Abers, of No. 222 York street. Last evening Mrs. Abers smelled smoke in the house, and traced it to the room occupied by Connor. She rushed into the apartment and found Con nor in a drunken stupor under a table, which was burning from an overturned lamp. The fire was put out without much damage, and Policeman Nelderwetter locked Connor up in the Gregory street station. Shoe Over a Woman'· Picture. RUM Rivkr C.UU", Minn,, March IS, 1889.—-Louis White, generally known as "Curly Bill," the terror of the Pine regions of Minnesota, wa» instantly killed yesterday afternoon by Charles E. Hay den. In the noon mail Hayden received a cabinet photograph of his wife and two children, and the loggers gathered about him to look at it. White attacked the woman's character, and a quarrel ensued, ending In a rough and tumble fight, Hay den coming off the victor. After the fight White" went to his room, and return ing with an ax, rushed at Hayden, who drew a revolver and shot the Jjully through the heart. GOING IT 1I1S OWN WAY, » ______ Evangelist King'» Effort» Seem to be Worktug ftt tlie "Wrong Direction. Standing room was at a premium on the floor of the Tabernacle last night, when Lincoln King, the Western giant, went for the people of this city. The peculiar way in which he went on Monday evening fairly frightened Pastor Scudder, who became fearful that the stranger from the Western wilds, with his peculiar manners, would drive away the people, and in the ond raise ructions in his congregation. He took the evangelist aside on Tuesday evening and t-old, him to go it easy, some thing in the Mifis style. The request almost broke his liea^i and the conse quence was that the Monday evening's meeting was not a marked success. During the meeting the evangelist was out of sorts and the next day he was "all broke up." Last-night he walked into the church with a slow and faltering step and going to Mr. Scudder, said in his quaiut language:— "Please let me go it my own way." The request was granted. He told those present in no measured terms that they would rather go to a theatre, or, in fact, any where than to a revival meeting, which was calculated to save souls that were going to hell through the "gin mills." He told' them their duties and how they should perform them. All the while he was Illustrating his remarks by telling stories which kept the audience in good humor. At the close of the meeting numbers who are in the habit of attending the church expressed their feelings, and told each other that they would never go there again. IMPORTANT IF TRUE Rumored Purchase of tlio N. Y.. S. & TV. Koad by the P. Κ. R. It was rumored about the Pennsylvania Railroad station this morning that the Pennsylvania people had purchased the New York, Susquehanna and "Western Railroad. I called at the offices of both companies in this city and was assured that if such a purchase ha<l been made nothing was known of it in this city. Bishop Ryan Doe» Not Favor Prohibition. Philadelphia, March 13, 1889.—Arch bishop Ryan, in response to the request of the editor of the Catholic Total Absti nence News for his views upon the sub ject of the prohibition amendment, has sent the following letter: Dear Sir:—In reply to your question I beg to state that I believe Constitutional amendments to be extreme measures, which should be adopted only in case of supreme necessity. I believe, as far as I am capable of forming a judgment on the subject, that high license and other laws enacted to preserve the people from intemperance, if duly enforced, would be <juita sufficient to attain the desired end—that is, as far as mere legisla tion can attain it. More stringent laws could be enacted, if found necessary, without touching the Constitution Itself. Yours sincerely in Christ, P. J. Ryan, Archbishop. As far as has been learned Archbishop Ryan's position is sustained in a large de gree by the Roman Catholic clergy of the State. Security Building and Loan Association. The Security Building and Loan Asso ciation met last evening in their rooms in the Third National Bank Building. They received mh.'MS.hu la nues, ana opened il new series with over 200 shares. This association is the only one in the county which opens a new series every three months, and results of last night's meet ing are very gratifiying to the progeni tors. President. William M. Laws; vice president, Enoch Kessler; secretary, George W' Young; treasurer, R. S. Ross. The Board of Directors are composed of some of the best business men in the com munity. Gathering in the Converts. Special services were held last evening at the Bergen Reformed Church, Presby terian, Emory, Bergen Baptist, and West minster. They were gotten up mainly for the converts that Evangelist Mills left behind him, and will be held for several weeks more. Tne lady members of the different churches have organized a union prayer meeting to meet at the different churches each week. The first will be held Monday at Bergen Presbyterian Church. Fell From a Wiudow. Pour-year old George Hunter, a bright little son of John Hunter, residing on the top floor of No. 481 Grove street, fell from a fourth story window about six o'clock last evening, to the pavement below. The child was picked up and carried to St. Francis Hospital, where it was reported this morning as suffering with only a broken leg. The fall was over forty feet, and was broken by a sign, which doubt less prevented instant death. Stole a Fence. John Niner, ot 14» Linden avenue, was arraigned before Justice Wanser, of the Third precinct, this morning on a charge of stealing the party fence between the old Van Ripen and Tice estates. The complaint was made by Peter Wesert, of 41 Jackson avenue. After listening to both sides, Justice Wanser said that it would have to be decided in the civil court. The Crescents Will. Col. Michael Brown's bowling alley was the scene of much excitement and pleas ure last night. It was caused by the contest between the Crescents and Glen wood bowling clubs. The result was a victory for the Crescent Clnb, who scored 1,553. The Glenwood's scored 1,444. 5,000 Milk Tickets* George F. Taylor, this morning indicted for embezzlement, pleaded guilty to petit larceny and was sent to the penitentiary for six months. He was accused of having stolen $400 from milk dealer Francis Jackson, of Hoboken. Eight Months for an Umbrella Thief. In the Court of Special Sessions John Layton pleaded guilty to petit larceny. He stole two umbrellas with gold heads on them. Because he betrayed the name of his accomplice the Court only sentenced him to a term of eight months In the Peni tentiary. The Carbolic Suic ide (retting Better. Henry Van Bargen, who yesterday took a dose of carbolic acid in Burt's barber shop, on Franklin street, was reported at City Hospital this morning as recovering. Besults at Clifton. First Hack.—Distance one mile and an eighth. Trueborn first, Savage second, Prospect thud. Time, 3:03^. I THEY ARE THE SOLID MEN Jersey City's Board of Trade Banquets and Makes Speeches. THEY SEE A BOOM COMING. Ex-Governor Abbett for the State and the Mayor for the City— Erastna Wiman's Congratu lations. The first annual dinner of the Board of Trade took place last evening at Taylor's Hotel and was in all respects a decided success. Previous to the dinner the mem bers of the Board met in the parlors of the hotel with their guests, and an hour or more was spent in social intercourse. Then forming in line of twos the company marched to the large banqueting hall to the music of the orchestra. Dr. L. -J. Gordon, president of the Board, sat at the head of the table with Mayor Cleveland on his ijght and Erastus Wiman on his left. Seated near him and at the other tables were W. H. Parsons, the paper manufacturer of New York, K. Wayne Parker, president of the Newark Board of Trade, William Dalton, repre senting the Board of Trade of Trenton; Mayor Grassmann, of Hoboken; Major Ζ. K. Pangborn, Jacob Ringle, J. A. Dear, J. G. Haskiuge, cashier of the Second National Bank; Frank Stevens, K. M. Doane, Charles S. Purst, J. H. Carnes, H. W. Carr, J'obert W. Elliot, James Flemming, James P. Hall, R. M. τ τ* \itr ι — e tr Cmitv. w J. Tait, C. C. Van Ànglen, Robert Elliott, J. E. Muller, G. Metzler, Wm. F. Abbett, Assistant District Attorney Joseph M. Noonan, Dr. Pierson Rector, Frank Em mons, Finance Commissioner Datz, Cashier Coukiin, of the First National Bank; J. J. Warner, C. G. Rochat, Delos Bliss, William J. Tate, Dr. Boyd, •John G. Gopsill, Maxwell Abnernetny, Capt. L. F. Norton, R. H. Illingsworth, W. E. Gordon, Sheriff Robert Davis, W. H. Ewald, Louis F. Boetcher, Postmaster Kelly, Nelson Edge, Fred. Carter, Mortimer Mills, John J. Voorhis, F. W. Gallery, ex-Sheriff Heintz, Frank Williams, Dr. Beuj. F. Edge. Michael Nathan, John Keller, Ν. B. G'ushing, C. A. Miller, Frederick Kane, W. Williams and C. Striger. DR. GORDON RATS TO ORDER. When Landlord De Revere's cigars be gan to fill the room with their delicate aroma Dr. Gordon called the company to gether and said:—"Geutlemen, the sight which greets us tonight is one long to be remembered and murks an advance in civilization. Jersey City has at Lost awak ened from its Rip Van Winkle sleep of twenty years and the Board of Trade, which"has done much for our city, prom ises to do more. We have entered" upon a new era. Our credit has improved, build ing has increased, new papers have been started, and elevated railroads are pro posed. "Still much remains to be done. Our rates of interest and our assessments are high. We need anew form of government in which there will be less politics and more economy. The day will soon arrive when we will be relieved of the small politicians." Dr. Gordon closed his remarks by ex tending a cordial welcome to all present including those from "the suuurban villages of New York, Brooklyn and Ho boken." Secretary Doane read letters of regret from Governor Green and Congressman McAdoo; and ex-Governor Abbett was in troduced to respond to "The State of New Jersey." ■vYTJTir Tfnowv π * ut1 prncp "On most toast lists they generally glace 'The President' or 'The United tates,' " began Mr. Abbett when the cheers which greeted the announcement of his name had subsided, "but knowing that I had very little to do with the pres ent administration, the committee has placed New Jersey iirst. "There is not one of the forty-two States equal to our glorious little Common wealth. In railroads we beat them all. The vast commerce behind us has no other outlet, and even Stat eu Island is wooing us kindly to bridge over to theui. Boards of Trade are advantageous not only to locali ties but to the whole State. They will keep down the small politicians, but what you are going to do with the large politi cians, God only knows." The speaker continued in a pleasant strain, and when he resumed his seat there were cheers which completely drowned the frantic efforts of the orches tra. Amid its efforts to make itself heard Mayor Cleveland arose to respond to "Jer sey City." THE MAYOR FOR THE CITY. The company was in α generous mood and the ovation which greeted the popu lar Mayor was simply deafening. He de clared that Jersey City was the great im perial city of the garden State of the Union. He declared that the tirst settlers of this part of the country came to our city tlrst because it was tue most attrac tive spot in this vicinity. His imagina tion then took a tremeuuous leap into the future and he pictured in glowing terms the prospective career of Jersey City. He predicted that many of those present would live to see it one of the grandest and most powerful cities on the continent. Krastus Wimau followed Mayor Cleve land and came in for a full share of ap plause aud cheers. He responded to the "Harbor of New York." "Το Ιιανο such a reception from Jersey City," ho said, "is indeed an honor. 1 con gratulate you most heartily upon the suc cess of your first banquet. The 'Harbor of New York' is the locality most import ant to America. In a certain sense it is the pivotal point upon which turns the commerce oi the Western Hemisphere. Here it is the products of a contingent meet the tonnage of the world. Here it is where the great tide in the affairs of men meet." Mr. Wiman then proceeded in his char acteristic manner to boom Stateu Island and his bridge across the Kill.Von Kull. He then dwelt upon the immense natural dockage and wharfage resources of Jersey City and said what it cost millions of pounds to do for Liverpool the Almighty had done for .Jersey City. In speaking of the many improvements to be made in the harbor lie said that he had received ad vices from a London banker saying that the capital for the completion of the Hud son River tunnel had been subscribed four times over. Iu closing he congratulated Jersey City upon the brilliant future she has before her. Major Ζ. K. Pangborn, who followed him, said that there could be no Board of Trade without advertising, and there could be uo advertising without a live newspaper. It is the duty of the press, ho declared, to co-operate with every move ment designed to beuelit the public. Ex-Mayor Gilbert Collins, in responding to "The Bar," told what highly benevo lent and moral individuals lawyers are - and K. Wayne Park recounted the marf vellous deeds which the Newark Board o; Trade had accomplished. William Dalton saw that Treutou and its Board of Trade was duly eulogized and the company broke up with the impression that boards of trade would be the most potent factor in bringing about the mil lenlum. DOWN ON BEEP TRUSTS. The Interstate Convention In 3LlveIy Ses sion at St. I.ouls. St. Louis, March 13, 1889.—The Inter State Legislative Convention to investi gate the beef and pork industry, and to formulate uniform laws for the proper in spection of live stock for slaughtering, met at the Southern Hotel, yester day. In an addrejjHof welcome Gover nor Francis atronnly'nrged the necessity of legislation to contrast and prevent the growth of trusts. Senator Frank E. Gil lette, who was made chairman of the per manent organization, pointed out how compettiive markets anil legitimate busi ness rivalry had been destroyed by the drifting of products to a com mon centre and how a centralization of capital at such points had placed it in the power of the few to dictate to the many the price of their labor and toil. The decline of nearly fifty per cent, in the price of cattle within the space of five years he charged to the manipulation of the "Big Four." Albert Head of Iowa, introduced resolu tions setting forth that it was commonly asserted and very generally accepted as true that certain powerful trusts and com binations or corporations and individuals had, contrary to public policy, combined for the purpose of controlling the market price for certain products; that State laws are inadequate to wholly remedy the evils complained of, and requesting Congresl to pass a law, with adequate penalties for violation, prohibiting aÛ combinations for the purpose of regulating, fixing or con trolling the price of the beef, pork, grain or other productions of the country. After a long discussion the resolution was sent to the Resolutions Committee on a yea and nay vote, Illinois only recording her eight votes in favor of immediate con sideration. Resolutions were also offered and re ferred, memorializing Congress to make such amendment to the inter State Com merce law as shall punish with the utmost rigor of the law all interference or dis crimination by railroads in the transporta tion of beef or pork in any of its forms. A WORTHLESS CHECK. How a Young; Man Paid Hie Hill at His | Hoarding House. Herbert L. Brown, of No. 84 Sussex street, was arraigned before Justice Stil sing this morning for passing a worthless check. He boarded with Philip White at the above number, and became in arrears for his board to the extent of $5. When Mr. White asked him for the amount he offered in payment a check for $80 drawn on the Third National Bank, to his own order, by George H. Barker. Mr. White took the check and paid Brown the difference, $25, in cash. When Mr. White presented the check for payment at tne bank, he ascertained that George H. Barker was a mythical person. He complained to the police, and Detective Dalton arrested Brown. He was committed for trial by the Justice. Howling at Becker's. At Becker's Hall last evening the sec- j ond of a series of games was rolled be- I tween teams from the New Jersey Bowl ing Club, of Bergen, and the Westfield Bowling Club, of westfield, N. J. The iNew Jersey Club gained the lead on the first frame and maintained it throughout the entire game. At the end of the seventh frame they were 146 pins in advance of the Westfleldsj but the latter rallied somewhat on the ninth and tenth frame and reduced the lead at the end of the tenth frame to 92 pins. Following is the score:— New Jersey. Score. Pesseneckur 134 Danoefeleer 115 Duval 140 Martin Τ 143 Rapp 13Θ Mejer 120 Babcock 102 Piercy 154 Kay 108 Belmont 144 Tr cxtfield. Score. Dowall 129 Van Einburçh.... 144 Cohen 109 Rease 122 Gardner 128 Pierson 130 Dallas 144 Wookcock 124 Still 157 Seeley 119 Total 1.4581 Total 1,366 Referee—Ν. L. Arms. Scorer tor New Jersey—Fred. Wright. Scorer for Westfield—Samuel Hall. The team of the Pamrapo Bowling Club will visit Orient Hall, corner of Orient and Jackson avenues, tonight, to do battle with the team of the Orient Bowling Club. There is a great deal of rivalry existing between the two clubs, and a hotly con tested game may be expected, despite the sanguine predictions of the Pamrapos. I.arge Sales of Real Estate. Joseph Warren, auctioneer, reports the following sales during the past week:— Property on the northeast corner of New ark avenue and Erie street, owned by Alexander Hamilton, sold to L. Fischer for $22,500; lot No. tit Morris street, owned by George B. English, sold to Dr. Cravan for $4.000; house and lot No. 340 Second street, by order of Wallace, Edwards & Bumsted, to Mrs. Cunning ham, for $0,500; house and lot No. 340X Fifth street; property of R. A. McAllister, to Herman Junker, for il,100; house and lot No. 321 Fifth street, property of Joseph Mayer, to S. Goldberg, for $4,825; house and lot, No. 182 Fifth street, to My les McSweeney for #3,750; house and lot, No. 318, Fourth street, property of Harriet L. Hill, to Charles F. Scfiueler, for $3,t>75; house and lot, No. 241 Third street, prop erty of M. Lie nan to Dr. Loomis for $5,500, making a total of 151,850. The sales were largely attended and bidding was spirited, the prices realized in all cases being satisfactory to the owners. Tlie Fight ΛΥ011 ou a Foul. Nokwalk, March 18, 188!).—Michael Ca liill, of Norwalk, and ETonxinick Fitz patrick, of Elizabeth, N. J., met at Wood side Park, Stamford, at six a. m. to-day and fought with hard gloves for $100 a side and a purse of #200. Ike Williams and Mike Gillespie were Cahill's seconds, while Mike Gushing and Kobert Adams seconded Fitzpatrlck. Eleven rounds were fought, and resulted in a victory for Cahill on a foul, as Fitz patrick struck him twice when he was on his hands and knees. The lirst blood was won by Fitzpatrick in the tlfth round, after which the battle was bloodless. Nearly 500 people were present. The light was in a densely populated part of Stam ford. Both men were in good condition. This was the first ring light Cahill had been in. It is rumored that another bout will bo had soon. Desperate Prisoners Free. Asiii.and, Wis., March 13, 1889.—Six desperate prisoners escaped from the jail here last evening. By a preconcerted plan they knocked down the jailer, ob tained possession of the keys and let themselves out. The alarm was given shortly after, and a posse was at once or ganized and started in pursuit. Up to a late hour they had not been captured. Among those who escaped were two mur derers. Kev. Mr. Young Resign*. Rev. G. Young, who organized the Baptist Mission School, on Second street, Hoboken, about four months ago, has de cided to change his field of labors. He has received a call from a church at Buffalo which he left to come to Hoboken. He leaves a flourishing school, which num bers 115 children and has eleven teachers. Mr. G. E. Gimm, the superintendent, will carry on the mission. TO BE AMENDED, Newark Features To Be Elim· iiiated from the New City Charter. ITS PRESENT SHAPE. A Careful Summary of the Bill as It Is Now Proposed to Pass It. The charter bill, Introduced by Senator Edwards, will be materially amended be fore it comes up for its flnp.1 reading. In its original shape the bill applied to Newark and Jersey City, the only cities in the State of over one hundred thousand inhabitants, end was not to have been submitted to a vote of the people. This latter proviso caused no end of dis content among the citizens of Newark, and seriously endangered the passage ol the bill. It was therefore changed. In its new form, any city or State, of no matter what number of inhabitants, may adopt it for its government. Newark numbers among the officials of its city government, a Receiver of Taxes. Collectors of Arrears, a City Auditor, an Aqueduct Board, City Surveyor, Assistant Corporation Counsel, and a number of special Police Justices. In the hope of pleasing Newark these offices were created by the bill, and Jersey City would have been obliged to have had Ο UV.U UIIICIUUI. Now that Newark has refused to accent! the bill, and there is no further any use®®®» trying to please her, these features have been eliminated from the bill, and the names of the Mayor and Comptroller have baen stricken from the clause which added them to the Sinking Fund Com missions. Its duties will i)e vested in three citizens whom the Mayor will ap point. For some time past the relations be tween the Democratic Police Commission ers and the Republican policé force of Newark, have, to say the least, been ex tremely strained. Despite the anxiety of the Democratic Board to oust its Republi can inferiors, they were obliged to re frain, owing, to the existence of the tenure of office and the soldiers law, which tied their hands. A clause in the new chartes had been especially drawn to remedy this, repealing the tenure of office act and thus giving the Police Commissioners the necessary power of removal. This clause has now been stricken from the bill. IN ITS PRESENT SHAPE. The City Charter as It la Mow Proposed J to Pass It. I The charter in its present shape pro- J vides in the first section that the ■ Mayor of all the cities shall appoint ■ all City Comptrollers, City Treas- jfl urers. City Collectors; that their terms fl shall be three years, and their salaries ^ $3,000 per year; that each of the officers Λ named in the section shall have power to S employ a deputy, with a salary of «1,500 H per year, to serve at the pleasure Of the M appointing power. Each may employ β such other clerks or messengers as the J|J chief officer may deem necessary, and the"? 4! Board of Finance may consent to. Section 2 provides that the Mayor shall appoint three Tax Commissioners, to receive $2,500 per year each, and to serve three years. They are to choose their own president and a $1,500 per year clerk. The first appointments will be for one, two and three years respectively, and vne shall go out each year. One of the Tax Commissioners must represent the minnHtv r»n.rt.v This Board and other Tax Commission ers also provided for in the act shall be substituted for any Assessors or Tax Com missioners or Board of Tax Commission ers now existing, and shall act as Com missioners now existing, and shall act ae Commissioners of Appeals. Their assess ment books are to l>e approved by the Board of Finance, and the assessments then become a lien. The several Boards of Tax Commission ers are empowered by Section 4 to em ploy such clerical assistance as they re quire—no clerk to receive more than $1, 300 per year, however. The assessors are wiped out. Section 6 empowers the Mayor to ap point a Corporation Counsel and a Cor poration Attorney now paid for three year terms. Section 7 relates to the Street, Sewer and Water Commissioners. The Mayor shall appoint three suitable persons, to be , known as Street, Sewer and Water Com missioners, three year terms, and they are to be known as the Board of Street, Sewer and Water Commissioners. They are to give $10,000 bonds each. They shall have power to employ engineers, surveyors, clerks, &c. They are to exercise the func tions of the Board of Works, &c. The Board of Finance is to concur in their ex penditures if over #2,000. They are to re ceive tii,500 per year. Section lti relates to the Board of Finance, to consist of the President of the Alder men, and four persons to be selected by the Mayor, two of each party. The term is to be a two-year term, and the salary 4·ΚΛA Section 17 provides for a sinking fund commission of three citizens to be ap pointed by the Mayor, with three-year terms, and Section 19 gives the Mayor a two-thirds veto power on all the Boards, and by Section 21 the acting Mayor shall ntii appoint. "There shall be three Police Commis sioners and three Fire Commissioners, with three year terms and $1,000 annual salaries. 'l'he Presidentof the Board of Aldermen is to be elected at large for two years. The Mayor may appoint two Police Jus tices, at $2,500 per year, for three years, and Overseers of the Poor for three years, at salaries to be fixed by the Board of Finance. The City Collector or Receiver of Taxes is to collect the water moneys, and in water matters the appeal may be from the City Collector to tlie Street, Sewer and Water Board. One-quarter of all the moneys received for licenses shall be kept apart and ap plied to the construction ana furnishing of school buildings. Freeholder Kimmerly Very 111, A report was prevalent in the Sixth Dis trict this morning to the effect that Free holder Frank H. Kimmerly was dead. This report, on being investigated by an Evening News reporter, was found to be untrue. It was learned, however, that Mr. Kimmerly has been dangerously ill since last Sunday, and his attendidg phy sician, Dr. O'Grady, will not allow his friends, under any circumstances, to see him, as he has been in an extremely criti | cal condition, and must be kept as quiet I as possible. Crushed by Cars. Paul Flaherty, of Elizabeth port, waa coupling cars in the yards of the Central Railroad, at Communipaw, last evening, when his arm was caught between the cars and badly mangled. He wae «eat to Newark for treatment.