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VOL. I. NO. 27. JERSEY CITY. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1889. PHICE TWO CENTS.
5 O’CLOCK. EDITION. Delegates Chosen to the Al dermanic and Freehold ers’ Conventions. ■ _ A ROW IN THE FOURTH Slakes Work that the Executive Committee Will Be Asked to Review Tonight. The Democratic parimaries for the choice of delegates to the District]Conven tions were held throughout this county last night. The delegates are to make nominations for Aldermen and other city officers, and another set are to nominate candidates for Freeholders. The city officers are elected in Aldermanic districts; the Freeholders in Assembly districts, and hence the ne cessity for two sets of delegates. As a general thing the elections were quiet and there was no opposition to me uuKtJis. Democrats had a lively time last night in the Fourth district. There was an animated fight to down William H. Kern, the indicted president of the Board of Works. "William F. Cosgrove, the gas fitter and brass-finisher, has for some time desired to cast a cloud over his reputation by becoming a member of this Board. Mr. Kern, who has 127 men from the Fourth district appointed to good, sub stantial offices in the gift of the Board, ob jected to this interference. So did the 127 appointees, although Kern has been a member of the Board two terms and has been twice indicted for malfeasance in office. , .. The 127 office holders were carefully dis tributed in the twelve places in the dis trict where the primaries were held, and directed to nominate Kerr. As many citi zens were sent to the same polling places instructed to see that Cosgrove was hon estly dealt with. Kern’s faction learned this, and they brought to their aid the Police Depart ment. Two policemen, known to be friendly to Kern, were detailed at each polling place, and the Cosgrove men say that the police ran the primaries. The Fourth Aldermanic district includes the Second precinct of the Eighth Assem bly district. Here there was war—real, is genuine and unadulterated war. County § Committeeman Michael Casey wanted to * down Kern and Kern used all the effort - he could bring to bear to prevent it. P Sergeant McGinness, of the Second precinct, was sent from there to the Third and two patrolmen were placed In his charge. They ent ered the polling place and County Committeeman Casey objected. He declared they had no right in the building and ordered them out. They refused to go and Captain Newton was sent for. He bounced . the sergeant and police, but Committeeman Casey refused to hold the Primary. In consequence, none was held in this pre cinct. . _ vv nen tne prunmy m luo x- um pici-mvt of the Fourth district was opened at No. 220 Nelson avenue, Committeeman Cos grove asked if the opposition had a man whom they wished to represent them. The mob immediately took their cue from this, and insisted on a certain Joe Cavanagh representing them in the Board. Then the fun began. Mr. Cavanagh step ped forward and demanded to he recog nized by the Board. Mr. Cavanagh has on several occasions before caused a great deal of trouble, and the Board refused to recognize him, hut Mr. Cosgrove, the County Com mitteeman, m order to amicably adjust all difficulties, suggested that some other representative or repre sentatives be named. This Mr. Cavanagh strenuously objected to, and with the as sistance of his cohorts finally broke through the buck of the hall into the room where the Primary Board were sitting. The officers on duty remained in a state of in nocuous desuetude and allowed the crowd to do as they pleased. By this time the meeting became converted into a howling mob and the Board, seeing that no business could be transacted, ad journed to No. 147 Germania avenue,.where v the following delegates and and alternates were elected:— Delegate to District Convention, Mathew Coffey; alternate. James Donovan; dele Sat-e to Freeholder Convention, Thomas oleman; alternate, Michael Doran The names of the delegates elected, as far as they could be gathered, were as follows:— First District. District Convention — Frank Moran, Peter Gannon, Patrick Malone, Arthur O’Brien, John Bell, Thomas Hanley, W. S. Weed, John Fay. Freeholders’ Convention—Patrick Mahoney, James Flynn, Andrew Fallon, Thoiuas McGuire, Jolip Brill, Harry Spears, Thomas Trotter. Cor nelius O’Connor, George Grace, Charles Loddick. Second District. ALDERMANIO CONVENTION— YV lllUUTl rorren, Michael Kelly, John Flannery, Dennis Gallagher, B Corliss, John Kelly, Jeremiah Hogan, John Duunegan, John O’Donnell, Michael Kane. Freeholders’ Convention—James Hanley. Patrick Sheridan, Thomas Wabraven, John Mabouey, Arthur Eagan, Patrick Reilly, James Battersbee, Timothy Cronin, John F. Madden, M. V. Fallahee, Thomas Dooley. Third District. Aldermaxic Convention—E. A. Dugan, John Carroll, Martin Purcell, George Russell, Martin Kellv, John Russell, Charles McGovern, Thomas Drum, John Comer, John J, Flanagan, R. Eagan, James Clements. Freeholders’ Convention — Thomas Crane, Prank Napoleon, Charles Nugent, Edward Drum, John Powers, Louis Honvedel, Charles Murphy, Johu Hogan. Fourth District.. ALDERMANIO Coxvsntion—Richard Weiss, James Dunn, Stephen P. Goe, Patrick Nolan, William Brennan, D. Hollingshead, William Bis shell. Freeholders Convention—Fred German, John Kneiss. John Lynch, William Suhr, Juines Allen, John Ryan, James Duane. Fifth District. ALDERMANIO CONVENTION— AllgUSt Erlecty William Morrissey. John J. Lellis, Thomas Collins, John W. Kelsey and Henry Flock. Freeholders’ Convention—Charles Munzing, James Downey. James R. Hennessey, James Doran, Jeremiah Byrnes, William Kellegher and Samuel Kano. The Executive C ommittee of the County Committee will meet this evening. There will probably be a ruction over the Fourth 'district delegates, and intimations are made that there may be contests in the Second district. _ CARROLL DEFEATS D0X0H0E. There Was o Lively Fight In Uayoune’s Fourth Ward. Primaries for the election of delegates to the Sixth Assembly District Demo cratic Freeholders’ Convention were held in the several wards last evening. In the Hiftt \YlM'd there was little opposition to he slate of the First Ward Democratic ami James M. Carberry was dected. Valentine Schulz, Jr., and James Jassidy were chosen at the primaries in .he Second ward, while Thomas McCarthy net with no opposition in the Third ward. A battle royal occurred in the Fourth Ward, the Democratic Gibraltar of the ;ity, between the factions of Councilman man Nicholas Carroll and School Trustee John H. Donohoe. The friends of Liquor Dealer Edward J. Clark, the third Connellmanic candidate, did not put a ticket iu the field. The Carroll fac tion were victorious, its nominees, Patrick Dillon and Bernard Lilly, being elected delegates. They received 138 and 130 votes respectively to 110 and 114 votes cast for Daniel O’Neil and Wendel Carl. In the Fifth ward, Jolm O'Neil, candidate of the Fifth Ward Regular Democratic Club, was elected.__ LIVELY HOBOKEN PRIMARIES. fudges Find Much Trouble iu Deciding the Result. The Democratic primaries were held last night. The voting took place in the First ward at No. 91 Washington street In the Second ward at Odd Fellow’s Hall, in the Third ward at McNamara’s Hal) and in the Fourth ward at Hulbert’s Hall. Election Officers Haggerty and Moore, of the First ward, signed the re turns, but the rest of the judges refused to do so, as there was considerable trouble to decide which of the two tickets had won. The fight took place between the sup porters of Joseph Weinthal and August Bewig for Councilman. Both are run ning on the Democratic ticket, and the rivalry is keen. The scene at Odd Fel lows’ Hall in the Second ward was dis orderly in the extreme. The supporters of Henry Lohman and Henry Qiudore foi Water Registar were very energetic, ami nearly every vote was questioned. Severa, residents of the Third ward were dis covered attempting to vote, but wen immediately dismissed from the hall. The following are the correct returns and the ticket of the First ward, published below, was verified this morning. First Ward. City Convention—ju. uoyie, oamuei a. nmci Ernst Fisher. Daniel Haggerty. Ninth Assembly District Convention--Join Dede, Thomas Carlos, Peter Boncelet. Seventh Assembly District Convention William O’Donnell. , Ward Convention—Michael Boyle, Williair Chapman, Charles La Tiur, William Regan, Johi Weber. Second Ward. City Convention—John H. Flesey, William Eg genberger. Alternate—John Brunning. District Convention—Henry Kilian, Charles Steinberg. Alternate—Ramon M. Cook. Ward Convention—Thomas Carroll, Charles A Meyer, Cornelius J. Kelly, August Semrad, Jr. James Scott. Alternate—R. Van Zandt. Third Ward. City Convention—Thomas Sullivan, Thomas McHale. William Brown, John J. Moore, Williair A. Taylor. Alternates—Thomas Carmody, Peter McHale District Convention—Charles Coyne, Jobi Lavazzo, John Willie, Robert Hardy, Josept Waddington, John WiTlig, Robert Hardy. Alternates—John Sullivan, William Gallagher Delegates to Ward Conventions—John Hav ron, Thomas Lyons, John McNamara, James E Karf, James Bell. Alternates—John Sullivan, William Gallagher "Fourth Ward. City Convention—William Welpper, Patricl O’Toole, Dennis Mahoney, Joseph Kemp, Harr; Snyder, Thomas Cannon. Alternates—James Clarke, L. C. Schalk Owen Mulvaney, James Harksen, Patrick Fallon Richard Carr. Ward Convention—James Touhey, w illian Fenton, James McCUiskey, A. S. Berry, Michae Walker, Timothy Conlin. Alternates— John Carlin, Frank Campbell Eugene Sullivan, J. Conway, William Ryan, E Haeliman. District Convention—Charles Kelly, Michae Fitzpatrick, William Scott, John Lanigau, Ter ence Foley, William Mutschler. Alternates—James O’Brien, William Stanton James Lanigan, M. D. McIntyre, Frank Moltz William Lee. NORTH HUDSON’S PRIMARIES. George Knlpper’s Friends Feel Very Con Relent. For the past few weeks candidates fo; the Democratic nomination for Freehold ers from the Tenth Assembly district havi been cropping up like mushrooms. Wes New York began the ball with James Kenyon as her candidate. Mayor Pinnell of North Bergen, was in the field am worked hard to obtain control of th< primaries. In Union Hill honest Freeholder Charle: Waas is not unwilling to return to th( Board, while the Jefferson Club of Wesi Hoboken refused to send a delegate to th< Convention unless he pledged himself to George Knipper. The primaries wer( held last evening, and a great deal 01 claiming is being done on all sides. Pin nell and Zeller, another Union Townshij candidate, are virtually out of the race and the light for the nomination has nar rowed down to Waas, Tangemann ant Knipper. Knipper’s friends claim six of the thir teen delegates and say they will have eight before the Convention. Strange rumors of fraudulent balloting were about North Hudson last evening Charles Joelke, the successful delegate from the Third district, Union Hill, com plained that he had been denied represen tation at the primary, and that even t tally clerk was refused him. In making up the returns seven votes were found it the box more than had been counted bj the clerk. As Joelke says, he was electee anyhow. The delegates chosen in thf Tenth district were the following:— GuttenbIcrg—Jncob Slialt. West New York—Andrew Walsh. North Bergen—First district. Thomas F. Leon ard; Second district, James Huber. West Hoboken—First district, Eugene Burck hardt; Second district, George Brande: Thirc district, R. F. Day. Fourth district, John Haas. Union Hill—First district, Michael Fiuueran Seeond district, Christopher Wooster; Thirc district. Charles Joelke; Fourth district, Charle! Shultz. The convention win meet in mini s Hall on Saturday evening. This evening the Weehawken Demo crats will hold their primary. John Cunningham has no opposition as delegate. Mike Hannan is mentioned as Cunningham's choice. MRS. FORD’S CLAIM. Welt Hoboken Council to Settle It To night—North Hudson Notes. Mrs. Ford, of West Hoboken, lias an important claim against the town. Hei property adjoins the Town Hall, and in duties, according to her belief, twenty one feet of ground now occupied by the town jail and bell tower. Her deed, without specifying any num her of feet, names the old Richardson lint between her property aud the town Owing to the peculiar maps which the town surveyors have from time to time drawn, the precise location of the Rich ardeon line is in doubt. At the meeting of the Council tonight the Laud Commit tee will decide what action is to be taken. North Hudvon Notes. Mayor Klump, of West Hoboken, is t prominent candidate for postmaster. Town Treasurer Nolan, of West Hobo ken, has received $133,000 aud disbursed $111,000 during the past tiscal year. The monthly examinations of the Wesl Hoboken public school were held today. Louis Fourat, a resident of West Hobo ken since 1849, died at his residence yester day morning.__ See Joseph Warren, auctioneer's, advertise nents of the valuable brick store, tenement and raeaut property, on drove street, to be sold t« the highest bidder tomorrow, at 3p- m.. on the ^readies. V TIE DEADLOCK BROKEN. Assemblymen Get to Work Again and Pass the Redistricting Bill. LAST NIGHT’S STRANGE SCENES. Still Another Head Lock—State ment of the State’s Probable Income, [Special to the Jersey City Xctef.l Trenton, March 27, 1889.—The House decided, at ten o’clock today, the motion put at eleven yesterday, and the long deadlock was broken. It was a very tired House, marked by pale faces and heavy eyes: but it was still good humored. Not more than a dozen spent the night In the State House. For several hours the only ones awake were Marsh, who was in the chair, and Voorhees, the Republican leader. Voorhees kept himself awake by making comical motions and Marsh by similar decisions. At ten o’clock Schmelz, the absentee, was brought to the bar of the House and was excused on the ground of rheumatism. Then Voorhees moved to adjourn. The vote on the motion was properly a tie, for five Democrats and one Republican had overslept themselves, but under previous rulings Hudspeth had the roll called for half an hour, till all reported. The mo tion was lost by a strict party vote. Then a recess was taken and both sides went into caucus. The Democratic plan was to pass the Redistricting, Consolidation and other partisan measures and then adjourn till tomorrow. The Democratic caucus united on an partisan measures and adopted Fagan’s Hamilton County bill. Several amend ments will be made to the latter, among them one for the payment of Hudson county’s indebtedness to the new county. The Redistricting bill was taken up on the reassembling of the House. All amendments were voted down by the full party vote; the rules were suspended and the bill was put on its final passage. The Republicans tried to tie up the House again, but Hudspeth defeated the scheme by quick ruling. McDertnit made a speech denouncing Essex Democratic leaders and declaring that he would be in the House next year, notwithstanding them. He called James Smith, Jr., acold blooded. designing villain, and Kalisch a jumping jack, and Trier he accused of be traying Democratic candidates. The bill was then passed, and the bill reducing the i number of Freeholders in Essex and Hud 1 sou counties to ten, with one at large, was taken up. The Freeholders’ bill passed, i The Harrison and Kearney consolidation bill came next, and Donnelly and Fran cois stole away, leaving the Democrats short of votes. Warrants were issued for them. The passage of the bill is doubtful. The Hamilton County bill was reported. 1 The House then adjourned till three o’clock. O’Neil is seriously ill from the strain of last night’s long session. The | House was in continuous session twenty six and a half hours. LIKE A BEAR GARDEN. Imprisoned Solons Make Night Hideous at the State House. [Special to the Jersey City Neics.l Trenton, March 27, 1889.—The session of the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey of March 26,1889, will be re membered in its history. At midnight there had been thirteen hours of absolute idleness, without intermission. Nothing had been done and nothing was doing. Cigarette Jack was calling “Mr. Schmelz” with the regularity of a fog horn. Jim my Beckwith was making members laugh by a lecture on the phrenological develop ment of Titus, the fat doorkeeper. Most of the members were asleep on chairs or sofas. Two or three card parties were going. Heppenheimer had just eaten a ten-inch apple pie. Goble was a sight to behold. His hirsute extravagance was displayed like a mop. The most wide awake member was Wiedenmayer. He was in the chair for the first time and the sense of the honor brought a broad smile to his good-natured face. The facts of the case are very simple. Feeney aptly described it as a freeze out. Those in power had decided that no busi ness should be done until certain import ant measures were disposed of which re quired the attendance of all the Demo CrliLlU lUciilUCAO. aha co v/jl uicoo ncic absent, Schmelz, Patterson and Keys. Edwards, Hudspeth, Heppenheimer and Feeney had a consultation in the morning in the Speaker’s room. They determined on extreme measures. Allau McDermott approved the decision. The plan was simply to exhaust every power of the House to compel the attendance of every Democratic member. Then, If the meas ures were defeated by Democratic votes, the leaders were willing to accept the issue. So the House was put under a call. No member was allowed to leave the cham ber, and warrants were issued for the three absent Democrats. Woodward, the Republican who voted for the Werts bill, was also absent, but nobody seemed to care. SUSPENDED ANIMATION. The legislative suspension of animation began at eleven. The Republicans re sisted it at first, but, under Speaker Hud speth’s rulings, found that they must sub mit. McDevmit made it as uncomfortable as he could for his friends without actually helping the Republicans. That is all a largo assortment of motions, debates and questions amounted to. Patterson had never been out of Trenton. He showed up at one. Wood ward came in from the races at three. At ten Keys ”ok his seat. Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms Ross, who had been sent to arrest him, insisted that Keys’ ap pearance was tlue entirely to his persua sive tongue, and that Keys had not an idea that a warrant had been issued. See Joseph Warren, auctioneer s, advertise meats of important auction sales of real estate to take place on the days named, and at two p. xn., on the premises.*** Sergeantat-Arms Corish, who was or dered to arrest Schmelz,.had not reported at the State House at midnight. He spent the evening playing pool at the Ameri can House. Schmelz was really suffering from rheumatism. The Democrats still lacked one of the re quired number of votes, for McDermit was not counted upon; but Speaker Hudspeth declared that lie would hold the House till crack of doom, if he could, un less Schmelz appeared sooner. So, with out a prospect of being able to do anything before morning, the House settled down to spend the night in the State House. Nobody was allowed to leave for dinner. Food was sent in, but the pages raided the spread and the members were left. Toward supper time the Republicans began to jump out of the windows, and finally the Democrats were, some of them, released on parole. The Republicans were visited with the heaviest punishment in the power of the Speaker to inflict. They gathered in a committee room, and treated with con tempt the commands of the Speaker and Sergennt-at-Arms to return to their places. This fact was spread with great solemnity on the mlnntes. The minutes are all wrong about the session’s proceed ceedings, and nobody ever reads them, any how: so the Republicans don’t mind. Voorhees and Riker tried to get even by proving that the Speaker was all wrong in his decisions. THEItK WAS PLENTY OF FUN. The members had all the fun they could. Hansell stole the great key of the cham ber. Norton offered a resolution recalling Feeney’s gas bill from the Senate. A reso lution by Feeney calling on the Quarter master General for cots was referred to the Committee on Paper Muslin Soldiers. McDermit was in the chair and showed himself as good an end man as Jack the Ripper. He referred to Hansell as the cider barrel from Burlington, put a motion that Goble have his hair ent, and an nounced that Schmelz was on his way from Newark in a horse car. Riker asked If it was a cable car. Thazderks sang out at intervals “Cheese smells,” one of many parodieson the names “Keys,” “Schmelz.” This was before Keys arrived. The mem bers occasionally roared the names in chorus. McGowan and Klotz went home sick. /v uuiai j iauiv iu u wuxuneia/v xwui was covered with empty beer barrels. Somebody started turning out the gas. Chambers, who is secretary of the Trenton Gas Company, objected on the ground that it was reducing the company’s profit. Jimmy Beckwith gave recitations and imitations and the members pelted him with reports of the Attorney General, the Sinking Fund Commission, the Board of Health and the State Charities Aid As sociation. Colonel Heppenheimer ate another apple pie, a fourteen-inch one. Three young women with their escorts appeared in a gallery. The waking As semblymen filled the seats on the opposite side, put their feet on the desks and stared. Dozens of amateur choruses were started and were sat upon. INCIDENTS OF THE NIGHT. Speaker Hudspeth tried to catch docu ments in a friend’s silk hat. (N. B.—This was at half-past one a. m., when he wat off duty). Donnelly went home to Jersey City by the 0:0:2 train. Feeney slipped out on the plea of telegraphing to him and went to bed. Dick, the telegraph operator, paralyzed the House by dropping in aftei a ball in a swell dress suit. Joel Parker’s portrait was in great danger from missiles aimed at Beckwith. Doorkeeper Titus fell asleep at his post and woke up with a fool’s cap on his head Hansell set up a beer bottle oiva desk and the other members shied documents at it Weidenmayer declared that if the House had no respect for the- Speaker he would adjourn the House. This made everybody howl, and the big hanging lamp was threatened by documents flung up for joy. At twenty minutes before two Beckwith tried to balance a slipof paper on his nose. Harris made his fourth leap from a win dow three minutes later. At sixteen min utes before two Beckwith gave a striking imitation of Clerk Matthews delivering a message to the Senate, concluding with a pose for the ladies’ gallery. The honors of the day rest with Speakei Hudspeth. But for his firmness, his con trol of the House, and his quickness ii: replying to the artful questions of the Republicans, it would have been impos sible to have kept the members together He met the Republican attack alniosl single handed. One reason of the determination of the Democrats to keep the House togetliei was the uncertainty which was felt ol ever being able to cast their full vote n crain. THE STATE’S FINANCES. Statement of the Probable Income anc Expenses. [Special to The Jersey City News.} Trenton, March 26, 1889.—The state ment called for of the State’s probable in come and expenses was presented to thf Senate today. It shows a deficit of more than $300,000, not counting any appro priation for extraordinary purposes made thus far. Following is a summary of the figures:— Balance on hand at be- _ gining of year. $109,940 93 Estimated receipts for year... 1,393,870 00 $1,508,810 Estimated expenses of . the State.$1,900,000 00 Amount required to re- _ pay temporary loans.. 950,000 00 $1,510,000 0( Balance nt end of year.. $53,810 9: Appropriations made by previous Legislatures, but still unpaid. 858,775 II Leaving unprovided for. $304,904 8: The committee made no recommenda tion. When the statement is printed ii will be debated. It bad its effect, prob ably, on the fate of the bill for the im provement oflthe Delaware, opposite Cam den. The bill appropriated $100,000 at New Jersey’s share of the cost of remov ing the islands. Senator Pfeiffer chant pioned the bill, describing the advantages to be gained by the improvement to Soutt Jersey. Senator Gardner was on the samt side. Senators Nevins, Wyckoff nut Adrain opposed the appropriation whih the deficit remained so large, and the bil was lost by 7 to I'd. Subsequently the. vote was reconsidered. Politics inspired much eloquence in th< Senate. Cranmer orated about the pilot; and demanded that the bill giving tin appointment of three Commissioners ol Pilotage to the Governor should not pass Senator Nevins delivered a Fourth of Jul\ oration about a bill to protect veteran sol diers in office. Senator Edwards explainer that the bill should be passed at once tc retain in place certain veterans who were in danger of losing their offices when i new Board of Freeholders was elected ir Hudson county, but Senator Gardner sus pected that its purpose was to bounce Republican keepers in the State prison The bill was iiually laid over till tomor row. The bill increasing the pay of Count} Superintendents of Public Schools was re committed at the request of Senator Ed wards, who desires to amend it so that the salaries of the superintendents in Huclsor county shall he paiel out of the State School Fund. The Governor sent in these nomina tions:—Prosecutor of Camden, Wilson H Jenkins; f-ay Judge of Cauiden, Johr Gaunt; Prosecutor of Gloucester, Belmonl Perry; lay Judge of Gloucester, Williait Beckett._^_ Results at Clifton. First race, seven-eighths of a mile—Ba} Ridge first, Savage second, Tony Pastoi third. Time, 1:32^. ^_ See Joseph Warren auctioneer’s advertise ments of important auction sales of real estate t< take place on the dtu’i named and at » p. m„ ot the premises.*** MR. EVANS IS WRATHY. He Does Not Appreciate Being Ousted From tlie Palma Club’s Art Committee. BUT THE PALMA BOYS DON’T CARE. They Say that He Has Been the Dictator Too Long, and They Want Mr, Sheppardson. The biggest difference in the Palma Club is over the nomination for chairman of the Art Committee. This position has always been held by Mr. W. G. Evans, who has taken great pride in the art department of the club, and has spared neither time nor pains in making the exhibitions of paintings suc cessful. When the Nominating Committee made up the “regular” ticket Mr. Evans’ name did not appear, but, in place of it, was this:— FOE CHAIRMAN OF THE ART COMMITTEE, IRA A. SHEPPARDSON. This is where the kick comes in. The present Art Committee is moving heaven and earth to have Mr. Evans re elected. A circular has been issued call ing on the members of the club to vote for Mr. Evans, and hundreds of "stickers” are ready for use on the day of the club election. HOW THE TROUBLE BEGAN. The difference began a short time ago over a bill. The art matters of the club are man aged in a funny sort of way. First, there is the Art Committee, whose duties are obvious. Then there is the Art Association, which is a separate affair. This is organized of club members, but is only connected with the club management in that the chair man of the Art Committee is also chair man of the Art Association. It is said that Mr. Evans has been running things with a high hand. Mem bers say that Mr. Evans has offended—al most insulted—almost every one he has come in contact with, and that they tired of it long ago. It is but a short time since Mr. Evans, as chairman of the Art Committee, reported as correct a bill of the Art Association for about $50 for printing and stationery. This included printing the certificates of stock in the association, and such little items as postage, note paper and so on.. The trustees refused to pay this bill, say ing that it w-as a bill of the association and had nothing to do with the club offi cially. Mr. Evans threatened to take the pic tures of the association, as well as those which belonged to him personally out of the clubhouse unless the bill was paid. The bill was not paid. Nor were the pictures removed. XiUUmfNU U A->. And now the Nominating Committee, to rebuke Mr. Evans, ignores him, and at the same time places the name of Mr. Ira A. Sheppardsou in nomination for his position. And this is a bitter pill. Mr. Evans has never taken any notice of Mr. Sheppardson’s picture of frogs bowling, which the artist presented to the club. And the boys think more of that picture than of all the others in the clubhouse put together. No one knows what will be the outcome of the affair, but there will be a very dis appointed man if Mr. Evans is defeated. And a lot of disgusted members if he is elected. __ WATER SWLNDLECATES GAIN. “Angels” of the Corporations Deliver Their Celestial Messages. [Special to the Jersey City News.] Trenton, March 20, 1889.—The pros pects of the Anti-Swindlecate Water bills seem to grow darker as those of the New ark bond bill increase. The bill permits the city to borrow millions to pay Lehigh water supply. Scientific and skillful ad vocates are busy buzzing members. “Newark has voted to make the con tract,” they say, “now it is your duty to euable her to pay the money due on the contract.” Nothing could seem fuirer than this statement, especially to certain members known as "angels.” It is estimated that there are more than enough angels to pass the bill. This shows the high character of the Legislature. Ordinary bodies do not furnish so large a proportion of angels; but then Trenton angels are not of the ordinary type. They have a string tied around them. At the other end of the string is generally a big corporation. That is one reason wiiy the bill will pass. It is also one reasou why the Auti Swiudlecatc bill may not pass. Senator Edwards has said that his con stituents are strongly opposed to the Swindlecates. It is therefore to be pre sumed that he has used all possible efforts to get the bills out of the strangling Srasp of the Committee on Riparian iglits. Mr. Edwards is an acknowledged leader of the Senate, find is besides an ac complished strategist in parliamentary warfare. These sources of strength have apparently not availed. Senator Adrain was asked today if the committee had arranged to take action now thut the Heppeuheimer bill had reached it. He replied that some oppon ents of the bills desired to be heard. It is not settled yet when the hearing will take place. . Held for Steuling a Harness. Eugine Weldon, aged twenty-two years, of Brunswick and Mercer streets, and John McCarthy, aged twenty-six years, of No. 340 Second street, were charged before Justice Stiisiug this morning witli larceny. Henry Byrnes, of No. 247, complained against them, and said that during his temporary absence some one entered his stable and stole a JiSO set of harness. Police men Fitzheury and Cooper said they found the two men trying to sell the har ness and arrested them. Justice Stiisiug committed them for trial. Fall Itlver Strikers Defeated. [Special to the Jersey City A'etcs.l Fall 1-ti vek, March 37,1889.—The Execu tive Committee of the Weavers’ Union has ordered the strike off and the strikers will resume work in the morning. Begged tlie Policeman’s Pardon. Frank Carroll, of No. 884 Montgomery street, was intoxicated last evening, and tried to beat his way over tlie Brooklyn Annex ferry, and when Policeman Flem I became foully abusive. He made his way on to the boat and then defied thepolicemanto take him off, which Flemming did and locked him up. This morning Carroll was full of contrition and the Justice discharged him upon his apologizing to the policeman. -« MERCHANTS IN DEBATE. Tile Protective Association's Meeting Was Largely Attended. The third meeting of the Merchants’ Protective Association, held last night at the Avenue House, Five Corners, was largely attended. A number who assisted in its organization three weeks ago, but were absent at last week’s meeting when the members paid their initiation fees and adopted and signed a constitution, put in their appearance last night, and with several more firms joined heartily in the proceedings. Eleven new names in ail were added to the roll. The draft of a proposed amendment to the laws governing the sale of food pro ducts in the State of New Jersey, submit ted by the committee of the Retail Mer chants’ Association of New Jersey, ap pointed for the purpose, protecting the grocery trade and securing to distributors of food products “that immunity from prosecution, when Innocent of intent to deceive or defraud, which the law has heretofore denied,” was read. All auxil iary associations were asked to use their influence with the various legislators in their respective districts to urge the pas sage of the amendment. Considerable discussion arose as to the advisability of admitting to membership resident salesmen representing New York wholesale firms; but no definite conclu sion was reached, The next meeting will be held Monday night, April 2, at the sauic joiacc. The following is the list of Arms who signed last night:—Louis R. Levy, No. 643 Newark avenue; H. R. Carragan, No. 475 Avenue D, Bayonne; John H. Gardes. No. 553 Communipaw avenue; Cornelius Widsch, No. 287 Central avenue; Beck Brothers, No. 664 Newark avenue; F. Berglieim, No. 523 Newark avenue; E. H. Dreyer, No. 327 Summit avenue; W. J. Greer, No. 98 Newark avenue: William Clineman, No. 491 Monmouth street: E. J. Leonard, No. 516 Newark avenue; August Kost, No. 658 Newark avenue. THIRTY-THREE NEW TEACHERS. Graduates of tlie Ladles’ Training Class Placed on the List of Substitutes. The Board of Education held a short session yesterday afternoon in the High School building, on Bay street. President Voorhees and Director Pfingsten were absent. Director Moran occupied the chair. Applications for positions os principals in Jersey City schools were received from W. D. Diman, of Birmingham, Conn.: A. D. Fuller, of Berkshire, Vt., and C. Allen, of Bridgeton, N. H. The applications were referred. Through a resolution offered by Direc tor Dugan, Miss Mattie Bird, one of the recent graduates of the Ladies’ Training Class, was made a teacher in School No. 6. The following list of graduates Of the training class, thirty-three in number, was reported by the Committee on High Schools, and on motion the list was ac cepted and the names ordered to be placed upon the roll of teachers’ substitutes:— Mary S. Anderson, Minnie C. Backus, Carried. Barromo, Mattie Bird, Jessie H. Denver, Katie Dobbs. Alisa Durrell, Carrie L. Fiuke, Margaret A. Fiztiarrell, Isabella Foster, Lulu M. Haddon, Jennie A. Ham ill, Lulu A. Howell, Minnie E. Kelly, Emma L. Kennedy, Lulu Koch, Kate M. McMullen, Jennie A. Mitchell, Charlotte O’Hara, Fannie M. Cutwater, Florence A. Rollins, Florence Roome, Julia Seaman, Gertrude Seguine, Kate M Smith, Eva D. Stevens, Georgie M. Thompson, Re becca Walsh, Gussie Wamcke, Lulu J. Wardell, Grace Wilson and Jennie Wil son, Kate Waerth. inXi uvt o no. He Is in a Vetoing Mood, and Several Bills Catch It. [Special to the Jersey City News.] Trenton, March 26, 1889.—The Gover nor has got into a vetoing mood. Today he sent to the House a message disapprov ing the bill, providing that in towns governed by commissions the excise moneys shall be paid to the Town Treas urer. The bill interested Keyport, and was vetoed on the ground that it was already covered by existing laws. The Senate passed the joint resolution authorizing the Governor to purchase a trophy to be competed for at an interna tional match at Sea Girt, and the bill per mitting pigeon shooting by recognized clubs. Mr. Farrell introduced a bill providing for the licensing of engineers. The fea tures which- provoked opposition to the first bill are omitted. The Governor is to appoint five examining inspectors for three years at *2,(100. The engineers of all sta tionary engines of less than fifteen horse power are required to have licenses. The House passed a bill authorizing the purchase for the public schools of 2,000 copies of the work, “New Jersey Troops in the Gettvsburg Campaign.” This book was written by the late Samuel Toombs, formerly Clerk of the House. JOHN BRIGHT IS DEAD. The End of tlie Great English Free Trader Was Peaceful. London, March 27, 1889.—John Bright died at half past eight o’clock this morn ing. His end was peaceful, and his physi cians sav that it was painless. He had re mained in a comatose condition since yes terday afternoon and died without regain ing consciousness. All his family were present at his death. Mulry’s SUop was “Blasted.** Martin Mulry’s blacksmith shop on Neptune avenue was the scene of a small explosion yesterday morning. The contractors are busy luy ing a sewer in that part of the town, and having no place to keep their powder, stored it iu Mulry’s shop. Yesterday, while Mulry was absent, a spark from the forge ignited the powder, blowing ids shop to atoms. It is singularly lucky that no one was injured. She Got Him Iu a Corner. New Albany, Iud., March 37, 1889.— John Marsh, superintendent of the Ohio Falls Iron Works, whose wife had re ceived an insulting message from Buck Lossen and Fritz Bett, got a rawhide and a pistol and took his wife out to see her thrash them. Bett and Lossen passed the house just then, armed with clubs. Marsh disarmed Bett, while his wife got Lossen iu a corner and thrashed him until he broke away and ran for his life. She Wants an Absolute invoice. Charles Hamilton, of Paterson, is being sued for absolute divorce by his wife. Mrs. Foster, of No. 2 Hudson street, Hoboken, is made co-respondent. The papers in the case were served in Hoboken yesterday by Constable Vv’eise. Mrs. Hamilton and her two children are said to be on the verge of destitution. OTteilly's Excelsior Oat Tonic. The best nerve umi brain tonic in the world. Hotels, druggists, grocers and saloons sell it, or Bend to the manufacturers for it. 829 and 831 Newark ave., Jersey City.*.* LOVE TOKENS IN COOIT. John Gateson Wants the Rings He Gave a Fickle Fair One. THEY DUSTED SIDE BY SIDE. That Was How John Learned to Love Pretty Mary Buckhart, Who Now Scorns Him. That the course of true love at time* runs exceedingly turbulent was amply demonstrated in Justice Davis’ Court, this morning. John F. Gateson, a susceptible young man of twenty-six years, and Mary Buck hart, a bewitching damsel of nineteen summers, were both employed at the Pennsylvation railroad station. Their duties consisted in dusting the seats and otherwise tidying the cars after their ar rival at this city. The nature of their work threw the young people together, and about eighteen months ago John began to pay his court to Mary. He invited her out on several occasions, and one day last October, when they were out walking, Mary expressed a desire for a ring which John wore, so he says. As was eminently proper in a young man under the circumstances John drew the ring off and gave it to her. In January last he asked the girl to marry him. She consented, he says, and April 21 was named as the happy day. He thereupon, to use his own language, “thought she oughter have something for to bind the contract,” and gave her a chased gold ring. HIS BRIEF BLISS COST HIM DEAR. About three weeks after that Mary in formed John that she wouldn’t marry him at all, whereupon John demanded that she return him his rings, which he alleged she refused to do. He had paid out $10 of his hard earned money for those rings, besides divers other sums, as the legal docu ments say, for confectionery, ice cream and other summer delicacies dear to the heart of the average young lady and when he thought of all those things, together with the unceremonious manner in which Mary had set him adrift, his soul thirsted for vengeance. He obtained a warrant for Mt_ ' - -°«t for obtaining goods under false p'rets..„,s, and this morning the case was ealleaior examination. John was at the courtroom early and sat alone at one side, and wore a sheepish but determined look. He is a medium-sized man who plasters his hair down over his forehead. He is not a handsome man, to say the least. Mary, on the contrary, is a spruce young woman, tall and shapely. She wore a peacock blue velvet gown and a Jersey jacket which was flung open wide enough to display a gold-pin of elaborate design which secured her collar. A black turban with a flowing ostrich plume of the same color rested upon her head, while a pair of diamond pendants from her ears shot out such dazzling ravs that Lawyer Chapman was almost blinded by them. The proceedings opened with a legal sparring match between Lawyers Rowe and Chapman over a motion of Mr. Rowe to dismiss the complaint on legal grounds. HE LOVED HEB STILL. Then John told his story as related above and on cross-examination declined that he loved her still. This declaration caused Mary to toss her head contemptu ously and one of the dazling rays of her diamonds made Constable Jelly’s eyes water. There was more legal spar ring and Justice Davis reserved his de cision until tomorrow. Mary told me after the examination that marriage with John never entered her head. She had gone out with him merely as a friend, and as to the rings, the one which he claims was an engage ment ring was given to her by John as a birthday gift and the other she simply loaned him. She also denied that John had ever asked her for the jewelry. WILL THIS TICKET WIN? Tlie Last Regular Nomination for Palma Club Officers. There is no longer any doubt about the effect of the opposition to the first slate selected by the Nominating Committee of the Palma Club. The ticket printed below has just ap peared. It bears on its face the inscrip tion:— “No Cliques! No Assessments, No Boat Clubs! No Nothing!’ ’ REG BLAB NOMINATIONS, PALMA CLDB. For President:— POP DECKER (Hoop La). For Vice-President:— EDDIE VULTUEE (Allow Me). For Secretary:— F. SURROGATE KISSAM (with a tip). For Treasurer:— WHISKERS CLARKE (Licensed fop three per cent, per month). For Historian:— BENNY J. GOULD BEDLE (5 min. to reach the board). For Chairman of the Art Committee:— GUSSIE METZLER (from Boston). For Trustees:— BILLY SEELY (aged twenty-five and a perfect fit). MAXIE ABERNETHY (Old Hunyadi). MOSE HOFFMAN (15-2 and his nob). OSCAR TOTTEN (Grandpa’s hat). Short Term:— PEANUTS KING (alias-). Hoys Pelted Him with Stones. William Biges, the young coal clerk c\ the Central Railroad who was battered with stones last week by John Devine and William Peterson, two boys whom he tried to prevent from steuling coal from the company’s cars, was in Justice Stilsing’s court this morning. He has been con; lined to bis home by his injuries since the assault aud appeared iu court with his head swarthed in bandages. He told his story aud the boys were held in 1500 bail for trial._^_ For All States, Fair. [Special to the Jersey City Net raj Washington, March 2T, 1889.—The indications for the next twenty-four hours are that there will be fair weather in all States. _ Hartnett’s Record. March 26. I March 27. a t 3 P M .60 | At G A. M.......46 AtUP.M.49 At » A. M.f At 8 P. M.48| At noon.48 At midnight.17 | For a disordered liver try Beecham’a Pill*. Chancery sale of valuable brick store, tenement I and vacunt property tomorrow at two p. m. on | the premises. Joseph Warren, auctioneer. 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