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I 5 O’CLOCK
WON.
j THE BILL’S ALL RIGHT.
I A Vote on the Charter Would
» Be Ordered According
to the General Law.
i SO SAYS SENATOR EDWARDS.
* | It's Too Late This Year-Some As.
semblymen are Looking Both
1 .|| Ways.
Senator Edwards said yesterday that the
■ provision in the new city charter concern
K ing the notice of election, to which refer
§ euce was made in The Jehsey cIty News
f a day or two ago, is the same provision
that has appeared in all other bills order
ing special elections; and that if there was
a.clause in the act which had been drawn
with the utmost care, it was that one.
The Trenton correspondent of Tiie Jek
sey City News had told how several legis
5 lators were worrying over tne point mat
| the new bill contains no provision for an
|i adequate notice of the holding of the elec
tion, and that, under the act, the Mayor
f| may issue an inconspicuous proclamation
I today', and hustle all his friends to the
polls to vote for it tomorrow, and so, in
default of an adequate notice to the gen
, eral public, put it through without giving
the people a fair chance to vote on it.
f THE GENERAL LAW SUFFICIENT.
As to this matter, Senator Edwards
says that the General Election law requires
i that notice of all elections shall be given
| in the public prints a certain number of
days before the elections are held, and
| that it was, therefore, not necessary to fix
| the time for which notice of the election
I under the new bill shall be held, in the
§■ act.
jl At City Clerk Scott’s office this morning
R it w'as learned that the law requires that
* at least eight days’ notice of an election
H shall be given in the newspapers, and that
H in compliance with that requirement eight
M days’ notice of the election on the accept
# ance or rejection of the new charter will
H have to be given. The act provides that
m the Board of Aldermen or Common Coun
(§ cil of any city may by resolution, and the
Mayor may by proclamation, submit the
question of the acceptance or rejection of
the act to the voters of such city at any
general or charter election to be held
therein.
TOO LATE FOR THIS TEAR.
The new charter now lies in one of the
[House committees. That committee has
i given notice that a hearing will be held
® upon it next Tuesday. Next Tuesday will
be April 2. Election day is only seven
t . days later; so that, evep if the bill was
^’immediately reported by the committee,
and rushed through the House on Tues
day next, there will not be time left for
the giving of the eight days notice of the
■?' election, and its acceptance at the ap
Sf proaching city election seems therefore to
¥ be a practical impossibility.
J-AVUK IX, UYHU 1 Ilf: I.nr 1.
i * One on the inside at Trenton said yes
> terday said that he has no idea that there
is any serious intention of passing the bill.
Members who pose for it in the public eye,
oppose it in secret. If it should be re
ported to the House it will be amended,
and will have to go back to the Senate for
concurrence. There is talk of a sine die
adjournment of the Legislature on Friday
t of next week. If that programme be car
i ried out the bill will be defeated for want
f ■ of time to pass it.
KERNS ON TOP.
P The Commissioner Secures New Pri
maries In Cosgrove’s Precinct.
The Executive Committee of the Demo
cratic County Committee met last evening
in Roche’s Hall and listened to
| protests. Every’ protest was decided in
? favor of the committee’s ticket except the
Fifth precinct of the Fourth district, in
which case a new primary was ordered to
be held tomorrow evening at Bonner anil
La id law avenues.
| The story of the fight in that precinct
was told exclusively in The Jeksey City
News of yesterday. Committeeman Cos
* grove, who is trying to beat
Commissioner Kern out of a re
nomination, was unable to hold a
primary at the place designated and held
one on Beacon avenue. Lust night
ho asked the Executive Committee to
recognize the delegates thus elect
ed, but the committee refused,
ou the ground that the primary was not
held at the proper place. It is said that
Commissioner Kerns has a majority of
the delegates to the Aidermauic Conven
tion with him, aud that he will therefore
- be renominated.
The other protests were all from the
Fourth district and embraced the Third.
Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth aud
i Tenth precincts, but they were all dis
regarded.
•---——
Young Mr. D« Revere’s Great Loss.
The hundreds of friends of George B.
I)e Hovere, Jr., the manager and son of
the proprietor of Taylor’s Hotel, will
sympathize with him in the sorrow that
came upon him this morning in the death
of his wife. A year ago he married Miss
Florence C. Potts, and the wedding bells
rang very merrily. Last Saturday she
Sresented her husband with a little
aughter. She failed subsequently and
last evening it became evident that she
was in serious peril. Drs. Shane and Dick
inson, who had been attending her, sum
moned Dr. Lusk, a New York specialist.
Their efforts were unavailing and this
morning she passed away.
The funeral services will be held at St.
Peter’s Catholic Church, Saturday morn
ing, when a solemn requiem mass will be
chanted. The Interment will be In Greeu
/ . wood.__
Rioting for Gold.
Los Angeles, Cal., March 28,1SS9.—A
message received here last night reported
a serious riot in progress at New Santa
Clara gold miues, Lower California.
Trouble began In a new placer Held over
I rich quartz ledges discovered and clai mod
bv both Mexican and American miners.
'One Amertcuu and two Mexicans have
been killed, and Governor Torrls is hurry
ing to the scene with Mexican cavalry.
Serious fighting is expected.
O'Reilly's Excelsior Ost Tonic. He best
, nerve ' and brain tonic In the world. Hotels, j
finirglftts. grocers and saloons twil it, or sond to j
manufacturers for it. and Newark j
Jersey City.***
JUSTICE SEYMOUR’S FEE.
It Was a Bad Twenty Dollar Check, and
He Gave Ten Dollars In Change.
Justice George F. Seymour, whose
office is located at No. 31 New.
ark street, Hoboken, mourns the loss
of a new crisp *10 bill, which
he cafe to a stranger as change for a
check of double that amount. As the
Justice is also Recorder of Weehawkeu
he has used every effort to keep the mat
ter quiet, but it leaked out last night.
On Monday evening Counsellor George
McCabe was seated in Seymour’s office
when a couple came in and wanted to get
married. McCabe addressed the
couple on the joy and happi
ness of married life until Seymour
arrived and then introduced them to him.
The knot was soon tied and the groom
said lie. wanted the handsomest cer
tificate to be had. McCabe was
dispatched to make the purchase
when the groom remarked:—“How much
do I owe you for your services?”
“I never charge anything,” was the
reply, “and you can give me what you
like.”
“I have only *3 in change,” replied the
newly married man, “and that is not
enough. I have my check for *30, and I
think your services are worth fully*10. So
if you will give me the change, we will
call in the morning for our certificate.
As McCabe had thought lessly introduced
the man as his friendj Mr. Seymour, not
wishing to detain the happy couple accom
modated the groom and took the check,
which he still has. The couple have
not yet returned for the “hand
somest certificate.” Seymour de
clines to disclose the name of
the young man, and says he thinks
the fellow will return, although the ad
dress given on the blank prior to the cere
mony is fictitious.
A VOORHEES STATE TAX BILL
He Proposes to Raise the *400,000 Neces
sary to Square Up.
[Special to the Jersey City News.]
Trenton, March 38, 1889.—The
Committee on Municipal Corporations
will give a hearing at seven o’clock Tues
day evening on the new charter to New
ark citizens. The hearing for residents of
Jersey City occurs Tuesday noon.
Mr. Voorhees has introduced a bill to
levy a state tax of three-quarters of a mill
on the dollar. This would produce
$400,000, and place the State on a sound
financial basis. It is not a party measure.
The bill was referred to the Committee of
the Whole, which will consider it at nine
o’clock Monday night.
The House has passed the bill making
the salary of the Chief of Police of Jersey
City $2,500, and of captains $2,000.
[For earlier Trenton news see fourth pope.]
Waldron’s Escape from Snake Hill.
James Waldron, who escaped from the
Snake Hill Penitentiary recently, was
sentenced today. When, a few days ago
he was arraigned before Judge Lippin
cott, he declared that Keeper Hannon, of
the Penitentiary, when drunk, told him
to escape.
The Court did not investigate this story
further than to ask several persons who
saw Bannon that day; about his condition,
and all declared him to be sober.
Waldron said lie walked from Snake Hill
to his mother’s home on Monmouth street
in his prison garb, and was not molested
by any policeman. He will serve one year
in State Prison.
Remarkable Suicide at Antwerp.
[By Cable to the United Press. 1
ANTWERP, March 28, 1889.—Ferdinand
Vandertaelen, a merchant prince of Ant
werp, committed suicide yesterday owing
to the failure of several firms allied to his
business house.
Society is greatly shocked, as Mr. Van
dertaelen was a very prominent man. He
was a leader of liberal thought, and was
often called the “John Bright of
Belgium.” The liabilities of the firms
which failed will, it is thought, be co
lossal.
Firitche’s Sad Death.
Mr. Firitche, the bass singer of St.
Mary’s Church, whose death by drowning
caused such a blow to his fellow mu
sicians, was one of the best singers in Jer
sey City. Some years ago his
right arm became paralyzed, mak
ing him unfit for manual la
bor. Possessing a good voice, he de
termined to cultivate it and sing in con
certs, which he did with considerable
success. Firitche was a thorough
musician. During the last year he has
composed some very good music.
A Desecrated Tomb.
There is a hole in the side of an old
tomb in Bergen Burying Ground, and
through it one may look down upon the
remnants of several coffins. One bears
the words, “Mary Lloyd, widow of Robert
Owen, died 18(50.” It lias burst and the
skull is visible. A stonecutter who lives
near by is watching the tomb to keep
children away. He says they have much
enlarged the break in the tomb and have
amused themselves by throwing stones
into it. It will be repaired at once.
Two Men in Hard Luck.
Albert Carlieh, a painter and glazier, of
Rutherford, was carried to St. Francis’
Hospital, yesterday morning, with a
broken leg. He was putting in a pane of
glass when he noticed his horse, which
he had left standing outside, about to run
away. In jumping from the window to
catch the animal he met with his unfortu
nate accident.
John O’Neill, a laborer, employed at the
Erie Railroad yards, fell from a car and
broke one of his arms.
Continued Revival Services.
Revival services were continued by the
Blind Evangelist at the Scotch Presbyter
ian church. Mercer street, last evening,
and were of unusual interest. The Rev.
Thomas Houston is to continue the work
next week. Next Sunday he will preach
to youug people at three o’clock in the
afternoon, and also at the usual hour,
half-past seven in the evening.
Liquor Dealers Will Meet.
The Hudson County Liquor Dealers’
Assoeiatiou will hold an important meet
ing tomorrow afternoon in Koche's Hall,
this city. It is proposed that the organ
ization shall tuke action to secure the
requisite observance of the Sttuday law
by liquor dealers throughout the county,
and fu consequence the attendance of all
the members is desired.
A Semi-Yearly Cleaning.
The residents along Central avenue
were agreeably surprised this morning by
the presence of the street cleaners on that
thoroughfare. It lias been swept four
times iu two vein's. Someone was unkind
enough to remark that the sprtug election
is near at hand.
Chancemaii O'Connor Was Drunk.
Chaucemau O’Connor, of the Fourth
precinct, was taken to the station last
night in a drunken condition by two men,
He was suspended, and his shield aud
badge taken away. _
Chancery tale of valuable brick store, tenement
anil vacant property tomorrow *t two p. m on
the premises, Joseub Warren, auctioneer. See
advertisement.***
STOP TIE WATER STEAL, j
Newark Is Preparing to Tap
One of Jersey City’s Best
Sources of Supply.
THE SWINDLECATE WILL DO IT.
Why Does the Law and Ordinance
Committee Hold Aldeman Sal
inger’s Resolution?
Corporation Counsel John A. Blair said
to me, when I made enquiry of him this
morning, that so far the Committee on
Laws and Ordnances of the Board of Al
dermen have not called to consult with
him about Newark’s prospective invasion
of Jersey City’s water privileges. Aider
man EUiott is chairman of the committee.
“He probably won’t do any thing about
the matter,” said a well informed city offi
cial this morning. “He is not a candidate
for re-election, and probably takes little in
terest therefore in his Aldermanic
duties.”
The committee should, however, have
done something by this time in pursuance
of the resolution offered by Alderman
Salinger at the last meeting of the Board
of Aldermen. The reason for the resolu
tion is the impending contract between
Newark and the Lehigh Valley Railroad
vgumpmijr, iui a, new wawsi
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company is the
owner of the Morris Canal: and the cana*
is the water source from which the rail
road company will draw the water which
it is proposed to furnish to Newark. But
the canal is not an adequate feeder to meet
the conditions of the contract which New
ark has decided to enter into; and the
company proposes to add to its water vol
ume by tupping some of the streams of the
Passaic shed.
WHERE JERSEY CITY WILL SUFFER.
These streams make the Passaic river.
Jersey City has purchased land all along
the front of the river between Aquacka
nonck, which is Passaic City now, and
Belleville, and has so acquired the right to
take of the overflow what the people of
this city need for domestic and other uses.
Alderman Salinger is informed that the
tapping of any of the feeders of
the river will decrease the volume of
water from which Jersey City draws her
supply, and so impair the efficiency of our
water service, not only as to volume, but
as to purity; for the larger the volume of
fresh, pure water that sweeps down the
hill sides of the Passaic watershed into
the basin from which this city drinks, the
more thoroughly is the water used here
cleansed of the impurities that ore thrown
into it near its mouth. The cleansing
power of these mountain waters is re
garded by the Aldermen as of more conse
quence even than their volume.
Beyond the filth and poisons that are
emptied into the city’s intake by the
mills and factories and the sewers along
the line of the river, the water would be
made brackish beyond endurance by the
rise of the sea tides up to our intakes, but
for the counteracting pureness and power
of these mountain streams.
Newark’s proposition to steal a large
volume of the waters of these feeders is
therefore a matter of the largest moment
to the residents of this city, and Mr.
Salinger's resolution directed that a
lurxilcu jjiutesu uc jiiemc lu iuc cxi/j
authorities of Newark against the con
summation of the outrage. The resolu
tion was referred to the Committee on
Laws and Ordinances, whose inactivity is
exciting much unfavorable comment.
they’re after the rockaway river.
Inquiry made this morning led to the
discovery that the impression is general
that the design of the railroad company is
to take the Rockaway river, at Rockaway,
for Newark’s benefit. At that point the
railroad company lias erected a gate
through which the water of the river has
been turned into the canal when it was
needed. But the only purpose for which
the river has been drained here
tofore lias been that of flood
ing the canal for the floating of
their craft. When the canal was once
flooded the draiu on the river ceased and
the overflow was at all other times at the
service of the city. The making of a con
tract with Newark contemplates an end
less drain of the river. The seriousness of
the matter may be realized when it is
known that the Rockaway river is one of
the largest of the streams that help to
make the volume of the Passaic river.
City Clerk Scott said this morning that
such a protest as is proposed by Mr. Salin
ger’s resolution should be made without
delay. If Newark steals part of Jersey
City’s water rights, this city would have
an undoubted" right to sue. - But the
failure to make protests before the com
pletion of the contract between Newark
and the railroad company might possibly
be construed, in the event of a suit being
instituted, as a consent on the part of the
city to the diversion of the water.
‘•If the order of things were reversed,”
Mr. Scott continued, “and Jersey City
were about to make a contract to steal
part of Newark’s water, we would have
heard from that city long before this, and
in a manner that could uot be misunder
stood, either.”
COMING ENTERTAINMENTS.
Amateur Theatricals, Dancing and Other
Amusements Near at Hand.
The entertainment and reception of the
M. L. Jacobs Elocution Class, to be given
at Kessler’s Hall this evening, promises to
be an enjoyable affair. Some of the best
known amateurs of the Heights will
assist in entertaining the audience.
Miss Lida Orr and Mr. S. H. Jacobs
will give an amusing sketch, entitled,
“Reoreia’s Young Man.” The cast for the
laughable farce, "A Houseot Une'sUwn,
includes -Mr. S. H. Jacobs, Mr. Percy Wil
liamson, Miss Tilly Hepsley, Mrs. W. H.
Crowninshield, Miss Eva Davis, Miss Mag
gie Bnnks and Mias Nellie Hewlett. There
will be a number of vocal solos and reci
tations, and the affair will conclude with
a dance.
The Young Men’s C’ntholic Literary As
sociation of the Heights will give an en
tertainment in the Opera House at Mont
clair on the evening of Monday. April
to aid Father Mendel in establishing a
similar organization of the young men of
his congregation at that place. There will
he twenty-five participants in the parlor
minstrel opening. The leudlng feature of
the entertainment will be the performance
of a comedy, eutltled “An Evictiou in
Ireland," w ith Miss Hannah Kale, Miss
Annie Sweeny, Michael McGIvem and
Michael Horan in the cast.
The auuual calico hop of the Clipper
Social Club w ill be held at Kessler's Hall
on Easter Monday evening, April a». The i
officers of the club are T. Melee, presi- !
dent; D. Carey, vice-president; Ed. Van
Deal, secretary; II. Bruuke, treasurer;
W. Melle, sergeant-at-arms.
The annual masquerade and civic ball
of the Grove Association will he held at
Kessler’s Hall on Monday even tug,
April S.
ISsectwui's JPUls cure biUuusuuduervous ills.'*
OUR MUCH WRONGED HOG.
Now That Bismarck Is Tired Kicking
Him, France Twists His Tati.
[By Cable to the United Brets.]
London, March 38,1889—It to now pretty
certain that a measure which has been de
layed by the copper flurry, will be urged
in the French Chamber as soon as is
thought advisable. The ratal Deputies,
egged on by their coustitnents. have
succeeded in partially excluding
American pork, lard and other
hog products, thus raising their
nrice for the benefit of the French
hog raiser. The enemies of the American
pig, in justification of tlieir course circu
late every now and then through the press
dire stories as to the diseases produced
among innocent consumers, stories prob
ably libelous, as the smuggled Yankee
porker brings the highest market prices,
although sold altogether as a French
product.
The same state of things exists in Ger
many, while in England American hams,
such commodities as cheese, fruit, flour
and other articles are vended as pro
ducts of Great Britain. In fact, John
Bull looks with alarm upon the
increasing invasion and inquires
where it will end. Even as regards one of
the firmest props of his industries he is
alarmed by the reports of statisticians.
His coal is becoming exhausted aud of
course growing higher in price, and the
proposed coal trust will carry it still
liigher by contracting the production.
The miners are alarmed and will fight the
mine owners.
Some pessimistic financiers foretell a
speedy panic in London which will rival
the Panama and copper crashes in France.
The nitrate schemes are especially lookod
upon with suspicion, and many holders
are withdrawing at a loss. The project to
form a combination of tin plate manufac
turers to control the price and amount of
production, received a check when
on the point of consummation
by the receipt of private reports
concerning the tin mines discovered in
Dakota. While many of those interested
in the proposed combination look at the
storic-s of their richness as exaggerated or
altogether untrue, prudence demands a
further investigation. One Jewish cap
italist is known to have invested heavily
in the Dakota fields on the strength of re
ports sent to him by a relative in America,
and the amount of money he has at stake
is enormous.
The mines of Cornwall are worked with
ever increasing difficulty and expense.
The Banca deposits are the only others of
known value and the product of this dis
tant Malayan district is uncertain. The
South Wales and Worcestershire tin plate
makers look with alarm at the possibility
of having to contend with factories estab
lished in the heart of the country which
is by far their best customer. It may
be looked upon as certain that if the situa
tion proves to be as critical for them as it
now seems, they will |r,ake a desperate
effort to gain control of >the Dakota mines
at any cost. _.
Monte Carlo Suicides.
[By Cable to the United Press.]
Paris, March 28,1889.—Twenty-one sui
cides occurred at Monte Carlo during
January and February, and several are
reported to have taken place during the
present month. This season is consid
ered to have been thus far the most pros
perous in the history of the Casino, the
winnings of the bank in February alone
having been $750,000.
The Te«m» Coming Home.
[Special to the Jersey City Bens.]
London, March 28,1889.—The American
baseball teams sailed from Quenstown for
America today.
SCANLON MADE A HARD FIGHT.
Two Big Policemen Were Nearly Worsted
in Trying to Arrest Him.
Thomas Scanlon, a burly young ruffian,
was arraigned before Justice Stilsing this
morning on three charges of as,
sault. Yesterday afternoon his uncle
James Scanlon, who is doing the
mason work on the new bund
ing at Grove and Tenth streets, went to
the Grove street police station and asked
for protection. Ho said that his nephew
was at the building drunk and was inter
fering with the men so that they could
not go on with their work.
Policemen Barry and Lowery went to
the building and attempted to arrest the
voting ruffian. He, however, resisted
their efforts. He caught Policeman
Barry, who weighs nearly two
hundred pounds by the belt and
hurled him into a pile of lime.
Then he turned his attention to Police
man Lowery, and treated him in the same
manner. Both men struck him repeatedly
over the head and shoulders with
their sticks, and Barry broke his
club upon him. But the blows
seemed to have no effect whatever upon
him, and once when the policemen man
aged to get the nippers on his wrists he
threw the bracelets off as easily as
though they were made of cord.
A fter a severe struggle t ho policemen suc
ceeded in getting him behind the bars,
not however until the coats of both of
them were ruined, and Barry's helmet
was a complete wreck. This endeavor of
the policemen to preserve the peace will
cost Barry about $35 and Lowery $28 for
new hats and coats. Scanlon was com
mitted for trial.
FEATHER,SOX TWICE CONVICTED.
He Stole the Hoots of a “Tomato Can
Picker" and Some Clothing.
Max Featherson, aged twenty, who has
distinguished himself by being committed
six times to the Penitentiary and yet has
escaped State Prison, was tried before
Judge Lippincott this morning on two
charges. The first was for stealing a pair
of boots from the home of Samuel Sutton,
tin aged colored man, who lives at Ncf 339
Newark avenue. Mr. Sutton told the
Onnrf his neon nation was “uicken’ tpr
jnuter cans.”
"What do you mean by that?” the
Court inquired.
"He menus,” said Assistant Prosecutor
Noonan, "that he was encaged in gather
ing a crop of tomato cans.”
•'Mr. Sutton said that was "the size of
it.”
Sutton said he saw Featherson and two
other men in his room aud that one of
them stole his boots.
•Did von see the man who did thisf”
asked Mr. Noonan.
"Kf I hed yer kin bet I'd hab dem boots
now. an' I would hah dut tief, tea."
Featherson admitted he had been ar
rested aud convicted six times aud the
court udded move convictions to the cata
logue todav.
The second indictment was obtained by
u Mrs. Tuite, who claimed that Featherson
stole some articles from her rag shop or
storage house.
Featherson was sentenced to a term of
live years at State Prison on each indict
ment, but both sentences run together.
Fatally Hurt By a Fall.
William Nolan, a young truckman,
while driviuc past Five Corners on Mon
day afternooli, fell from his truck, break,
ing his jaw and sustaining serious injur
ies about the head. He was takeu to
Christ Hospital, where he died this morn
iug. ___
See Joseph Warren, auctionear'», advertise
meals uf the valuable hrtok store, tenement and
vacant property, on drove street, to be sold to
the highest bidder tomorrow, at Ip u. on the
premises.
LOOK OUT FOR "LEGAGY."
It’s a New Game, and Is
Worked by a Gentle
manly Stranger.
HE CALLED ON MRS. CAREY.
She Paid $5.40 for a Day of De
lightful but Deceptive Antici
pation.
A new confidence game was discovered
in this city yesterday, and Chief Murphy
bestowed upon it the name of the “legacy
game.”
A gentlemanly stranger, about forty-five
years of age, with a small light mustache,
and a dark blue overcoat, called upon
Mrs, Helen Carey, of No. 336 Brunswick
street. He took a memorandum book
from his pocket, together with a bundle
of papers tied with awe inspiring red tape
and covered with formidable looking seals.
In an imposing manner the stranger
asked Mrs. Carey who her husband was,
where she was born, who her parents
were, and other like questions. During
his questioning he frequently referred to
his memorandum book and papers and
shook his head approvingly.
These proceedings worked Mrs. Carey
up to the highest pitch of expectancy, and
when the stranger told her he was from
the British Consul’s office, and that she
was entitled to a legacy of £51 10s., which
had been left her by a relative in Ireland,
she was ready to faint for joy. She eagerly
asked the Consul’s agent when her legacy
would be available, and was told on April
0. Chief Murphy thinks it would have
been more appropriate if he had named
April 1.
The stranger spent some more time with
Mrs. Carey m instructing her in the neces
sary course to obtain her money, and when
he arose to take his leave he casually re
marked that his expenses in the matter
hud been So. 40.
He was such a gentlemanly man that
Mrs. Carey did not suspect that anything
was wrong, and cheerfully paid him the
money. She could hardly wait until even
mg to tell her husband of her windfall,
but when he did return and learned of the
gentlemanly stranger’s visit he almost
paralyzed his wife by telling her she had
been swindled. Last evening she called
on Chief Murphy, who will endeavor to
capture the frautf.
HE HAS BOBBED MANY HOUSES
A Swindler That Blooms In the Sprfngj
Tra-la, at Moving Time.
Chief Murphy wishes to warn real
estate agents and tenants about to change
their places of residence against a sneak
thief, who makes these people his
victims. He is described as being
about thirty years old, with a light com
plexion, sandy mustache and high cheek
bones. He is about five feet eight or nine
inches and wears a dark blue chinchilla
overcoat and black derby hat. His plan
of operation is to obtain from the agents a
list of homes that are for rent.
He-then visits the houses in turn, and
saving that he is about to move, asks to
be'shown through the various rooms. He
is gentlemanly in his bearing, and wards
off all suspicion by his manners and con
versation. Just as he is about to leave he
suddenly discovers that he has dropped
one of his gloves, and before the lady of
the house can say anything he is up stairs
and down again.
After he is gone it is generally discov
ered that he has stolen some article of
jewelry which he had “spotted” during
his tour through the house.
lu this manner he recently stole a watch
and chain from Mrs. Snowden, of Grant
and Bergen avenues.
REPUBLICAN SQUABBLES.
A Fifth District Slate That Was Not
Easily Made.
Republicans had a great time last night
in the Fifth district. More than one hun
dred of them met at the Avenue House as
members of the Lincoln Club, and se
lected a ticket that they claim will win.
There will be some objection to it, how
ever, by the kickers in the lower end of
the district, and a row may be exnected
over the candidates for Alderman.
The slate fixed by the gentlemen who
held the meeting last night was as fol
lows:—
Freeholder, Humphrey W. Cnrr; Board
of Works, Benjamin Van Keuren; Fire
Commissioner, Thomas Mills: Justice of
the Peace, Charles Roe; Board of Alder
men, “Hank” Van Horn; Constable,
Joseph Locke.
A row took place over the nominations
of Messrs. Carr and Van Horn, but it was
temporarily quieted by Mr. Carr, who
wauted to be ouce more a member of the
Board of Works, declining ami accepting
instead a nomination for Freeholder. It
is believed that some Republicans, who
live in the lower portion of the district,
will object to this programme.
The delegates named by the Lincoln
Club and who will probably be elected to
morrow night are:—First district, Joseph
Mead: Second district, George Wilson and
William Ihornton; Third district Jacob
Bechtel and Robert Brook: Fourth dis
trict, Charles W. Laws, John Gammel;
Robert Simpson: and Morgan Livingstone.
Aldermau Salinger wants to he re
elected, and it may be that his friends will
object to the nomination of Van Horn.
If they do, it is believed by those who
claim to know, that it will not interfere
with the plaus of the Lincoln Club.
Is It Our Only Tin Mine ?
Eagle Pass, Tex.. March 28, 1SS9.—
Colonel Holliday, a miner of many years’
experience, has just returned from an ex
tensive exploration of the Pecos country.
He was rewarded by finding a large de
posit of tin ore in the mountains, north of
Langley. He brings back a large
number of specimens, and has
rested some of them thoroughly. The
ore was found on a ledge cropping out of
the surface, and is iii sufficient quantity to
pav tor working It. The government
offers a staudiug reward of $50,000 for the
discovery ot tin in the United States, and
Colonel ‘Holiday will apply for this at
once. If the tin exists, as seems certain
from assays, this will constitute the only
tin mine in the Uuited States.
Tlio Paterson Birds Won.
Near Railway last night nine battles
were fought in the cockpit between birds
owned by New Brunswick and Paterson
' fanciers. The latter won five out of the
nine. The sport was exciting and the bet
ting heavy, but there was uot a single
murmur at the deeisious of the referee,
a well-known Jersey City fancier.
Results at Gutteuberg.
First Race—Distance, five-eighths of a
! mile—Eoline, first: Harry Rose, second;
i Krishna, third. Time, 1:06%.
EXCITING FINISHES.
Tlie Races at Clifton Yesterday Were Well
Contested and Productive of Enthusiasm.
HOUSES WORTH RACKING TOMOR
ROW-JERSEY CITY NEWS
SELECTIONS.
First Race—Keystone, Oracle.
Second Race—Repudiator, Singlestone.
Third Race—El-nest, Osceola.
Fourth Race—Drumstick, Bishop.
Fifth Race—V. L. S., Lightning.
There certainly was an excellent day’s
racing enjoyed at Clifton yesterday, all
ugreeing that it was the best ever seen at
that track. Fogr of the five favorites
were defeated, and the results were ex
citingly close, heads only separating the
first four in one of the races.
The betting ring was liberally patronized
during the afternoon, forty-five book
makers laying the odds. The weather
was charming, and the track in the best
of condition. Targe fields faced the
starter, and delays at the post prevailed
in each race, the last not being decided
until nearly an hour after the usual time.
The first race, at seven furlongs, had
eight starters, and Bay Ridge repeated his
victory of several days previous. He has
been running a decidedly improved horse
of late. Savage was made fhe favorite,
but was not dangerous until the last
strides, and even then Bay Ridge won
without extra effort by a length and a
half, with Savage second, three lengths in
front of Tony Pastor. Time, 1
The distance of the second race was also
at seven furlongs, and again eight ran.
This time there was a rattling contest in
t tie stretch between Top Sawyer, who
had been running in the lead for the best
part of the distance, and Chinese Gordon,
who is nearly blind, and will not extend
himself unless in front. Hamilton, the
Sheepshead last year, was bestride him,
anil a clever race the two made. Chinese
Gordon trailed behind until the stretch
was readied, when he came with a rush
and was only beaten by a few inches by
Top Sawyer. Palatka was a very close
third. Time, 1.31%.
In the next race, at a mile and a six
teenth, another close contest was wit
nessed. This time Ten Booker was the
trailing horse, and playing similar tactics
to Chinese Gordon in the last race, was
rewarded by a different result. Ten
Booker’s rush in the stretch was well
timed, and his jockey, Carson, deserves
credit therefor. Ten Booker won by half
a length, while Count Luna, the favorite,
and Osceola made a dead heat for the
place. Time, 1:50%.
The fourth race was the handicap, seven
furlongs and nine starters. This was the
only race of the day won by the favorite,
Firefly rushing out in the stretch and
winning bv a neck, with Bellwood second,
two lengths in front of Mattie Looram.
Time, 1:29%.
The last race, at six anil a half furlongs,
hail twelve starters, the largest field of the
day, and the longest delay of the day was
occasioned at the post getting them away.
A rattling finish resulted, in which Bis
cuit won by a nose, with the favorite
Capulin second, a length in front of Alan
Archer. Time, 1:25 V.
Gabe Caldwell, the regular starter at
Clifton, who, on account of ill health, was
recently compelled to journey South, is
on his way home and is enjoying much
better health. He is expected to resume
his duties Friday.
Tomorrow at Clifton.
[,Special to the Jersey City Neves.]
Clifton Race Track, March 28, 1889.—
A veiy large entry has been received for
tomorrow’s races, and good sport may be
expected, except in the last race, in which
the lot is an inferior one. Entries are as
follows:—
First Rxce—One mile; purse, $250; selling al
Lbs. Lbs.
Keystone...116 Pirate. 110
Adonis.114 Not Guilty.110
Bob Swim.114 Windorf.110
Raveller.114 Mazie.109
Nellie B .Ill Grade.107
Second Race.—Seven furlongs; purse $250.
Lbs. I Lbs.
Repudlator.122 | Arthur W.122
Carnot.122 Tiburon...122
Singlestone .122 | Fiddleliead.122
Sparliug ....122 j
Third Race.—One mile; purse $500; selling.
Lbs. I Lbs.
Hercules.124 | Herman...104
Osceola.114 Avery .,..104
Ernest.110 | Taxgatherer.104
Chancellor.10S j Refund. 100
Satisfaction.105 Souvenir.99
Obelisk .104 |
Fourth Race.—Seven furlongs; purse $500;
handicap.
Lbs. I Lbs.
Drumstick.120 | Van M.106
Ballston.120 I Mattie Loorain.100
The Bourbou.119 | Nellie B .105
Prodigal.118 i Little Barefoot.105
Biscuit.117 | Dizzy Brunette.104
Bishop.110 ; Little Jake.103
Bounie S.114 j Lemon.100
Chancellor...,.108 | Louise. 92
Fifth Race.—Five furlongs; purse, $250;
selling allowances.
Lbs. Lbs.
Keynote.119 Belle filly.110
Addison.117 Revolt gelding.109
Hazlehatch.113 Jesse Rank.109
Judge Ruftian.113 I Hardship.109
Lightwing.113 j V. L. S.108
Spring Hill .1101 Lilly.108
Dawler Defeats Judson.
A shooting match for $200 and the
championship took place last night at the
shooting gallery at Horlbeck’s Hall, No.
GO Adams street, betweon Charles Judson,
of the Miller Hide Club, and H. Dawler,
of the Zesla Club of New York. The dist
ance was 75 feet. Dawler won with 1,166
points out of a possible 1,200 to Judsou’s
1,155. It is said that the latter was out of
condition. Another match has been
arranged between the same men, to take
ulace lu two weeks, for $400.
Baseball Notes.
Commissioner Smith has consulted with
the Corporation Counsel of New York
and decided that whatever action may be
taken by the Board of Aldermen his duty
is to keep 111th street open, as it is public
property.
The Giants will open the season on Sat
urday ou the JerseyCity Grounds, playing
the Jaspers.
The Brooklyns will open on their home
grounds on Saturday, playing the X'ew
arks. On Sunday both clubs will play at
Ridgewood.
The Metropolitans and Sylvan3 will
play at Weehawken on Sunday.
President Day says he would like to
have Ward in the New York team this
seasou.
The tourists embark for home at
Queeustown this afternoon.
The Hamilton Baseball Club has reor
gauized for the coming season and chal
lenges any club with players under seven
teen years of age. The players are J.
White, pitcher: M. Bowen, catcher; F.
May, first base: M. Lyons, second base:
William Dunn, third base; J. May, short
stop; J. Farley, right field; William Hultz,
centre Held; K. Mahoney, right field.
Challenges should be addressed to Man
ager Shultz, Xo. 360 Eleventh street.
The White Star Base Ball Club, of this
city, has reorganized for the season of
1SS9 with the following players:—
Sweeney, e.; Marsh, p.; Hopkins, lb.;
Conkliu, 2b.; O’Xeill, 3b.; McAvauu, s.s.;
Stevens, r.f.; Huggan, c.f.; O’Brleu, l.f.
Challenges should be addressed to John
O’Neill, at City Hall.
See Joseph Warren, auctioneer’s, advertise
meats of Important auction sales of real estate
to (pke place on the days named, and at two p.
tn., ou the premises.***
BOTH WANT DIVORCE.
But John Green and His
Wife Agree on Noth
ing Else.
HE MAKES GRAVE CHARGES
There Is Evidence, However, Whic>
Casts Considerable Shadow on
His Veracity.
John Green, who very modestly with*
holds his residence, has, through United
States District Attorney William D. Daly,
filed in the Vice Chancellor’s Chambers,
this city, proceedings for divorce from his
wife, Frances, on the ground of adultery,
and James Dunne, son of a prominent
furniture manufacturer on the Heights, is
made the co-respondent.
Mrs. Green some months ago began pro
ceedings against her husband for absolute
divorce on the grounds of cruelty and
desertion, but was induced by Green’s
promises to reform to withdraw her
petition. They then agreed to a separa
tion and the next heard of Green was
when the lady was served with papers
making her the defendant in the suit,
John Green and Miss Frances Lemon
were married in Brooklyn eleven vears
ago and removed to Hoboken in a short
timp. Mrs a reon’o nomnin t_ _
wealthy residents of Morristown, NT. J.,
did not approve of the match’
and at once closed their doors against
the couple. Iu the petition which
Mrs. Green was induced to
withdraw, she alleged that her husband
was a confirmed drunkard and that he
abused her. She also said that Green lost
his position by reason of his intemperate
habits, and that for months she supported
him in idleness. She obtained a situation
in the silk mills on Clinton streets, Ho
boken, and is still employed there.
Green in bis petition alleges that his
wife and Dunne, the co-respondent, were
in the habit of going to public gatherings
together, and that at one time he met
them when they were under the influence
of liquors. He also alleges that Dunne
carries a key to Mrs. Green’s apartments
on Willow avenue, and that he, the pe
titioner, has seen Dunne in Mrs. Green’s
room at nnseemly hours.
The other tenants in the house speak in
the highest terms of Mrs. Green, and they
say she had no gentlemen callers at alL
They say that it has been her custom to
go to work at an early hour. Mrs.
Green will now file a cross bill. Counsel
lor Daly does not seem to regard his side
of the case as the most likely to win.
IT WAS A WONDERFUL WOOING.
How Did Nlsuun Deceive a Girl *1*
Whom Ho Could Not Communicate1!*
Justices Lane and Seymour sat in tho
former’s court yesterday, and with the
assistance of a jury, disposed of a case
which was in some ways remarkable.
Rienzl Cadugau, Poormaster of the city
of Bayonne, complained that Laura Van
Buskirk, a pretty deaf mute of Pamrapo,
was liable to become a charge upon the ^
city, and that Frederick Nieman of Green
ville, should bear the responsibility in
stead of the city.
In court, Miss i>anra testified, with the
aid of an elderly lady who is an expert in
the sign language, that she is nineteen
years of age. About a year ago she made
the acquaintance of Nieman, and ne came
to visit her regularly on Wednesday and
Saturday evenings. In balmy weather
they would walk the streets and roads of
Pamrapo, and during the long hoars of
the winter evenings they occupied Pa Van
Buskirk’s parlor to the exclusion of every
other member of the family.
Although Frederick’s digits were
strangers to the nimble sign language his
wooing progressed favorably, if unac
countably, and in course of time It was
announced that he and Laura were to
marry Shortly after this Laura's parents
and near relatives called Frederick in to a
family council, at which it was unani
mously resolved that the young people
should be married forthwith. The next
day was fixed for the wedding. Frederick
promised to be on hand early.
For obvious reasons it was decided that
the ceremony should be a strictly private
affuir aud the next evening the few rela
tives that gathered to witness the tieing
of the knot waited in vain for Frederick.
His brother, however, appeared in his
place as an ambassador, but the Vim Bus
kirk family refused to treat with him.
For two months nothing was seen of
Frederick, aud then the Poormaster ap
peared upon the scene.
When Counsellor Salter, who appeared
for the complainant, rested his case,
Nieman called to the stand a wild-eyed
individual, who said he was Prof. Leon
St. Clair Sutherland, the Grand Carcass of
the Bribe of Fleetfeet, and that he had
flown 400 miles that morning from Penn
sylvania to attend the trial.
His talk and actions made the Justices
suspicious of his sanity, naturally, and
they questioned him further. He said he
did not believe in Christianity because
there was uone these days. For a moment
there were suspicious that he might be
sane, but lie began to rant about the order
of Fleetfeet, aud was so absurd that the
Justices could not let him testify.
Frederick denied all of Laura’s charges,
and said he only walked with her up
aud down in front of a girl’s house with
whom lie had had a quarrel. And he only
did that in order to make the other girl
jealous. The jury convicted him.
His Second Wound Killed Hint.
Giovani Martini, the Italian laborer
who was shot through the breast in a
mysterious manner at the Johnson
avenue railroad dumps last Saturday,
died at the Cit-y Hospital yesterday
afternoon. County Physician Converse
will probably order an inquest. Some
months before, Morton had been struck on
the head with n pickaxe and his skull
fractured. He surprised the physicians
by recovering.__
Ruin Ahead,
[Special to the Jersey City Xews.l
Washington, March 28,1889.—The
weather indications for twenty-four
hours are for Georgia, Florida, Ala
bama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Eastern
Texas, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois,
Michigan, AVisconsin, Minnesota,
Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri,
Kansas and Colorado, fair; for all
other States ,rain.
Hartnett’s Record
March 27 i March 26.
A tip. M.55 At 0A.M.53
At 6 P. M.. At 9 A. M.56
At 9 P. M.58 I At uooa.56
At mlduight.52 i
See Joseph Warren auctioneer’s advertise
ments of Important auction sales of real estate to
j take place on the days named and at 3 p. m.. on
I he premises.*.*

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