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Some Members of the Club
• Are Enthusiastic in Fa
vor of Mr. Evans.
Mr. Medole Says That They Were
Not Sent to the Members,
But Here They Are.
Wt-fn I wrote about the differences be
twe, a the Art Committee of the Palma
Club and the Nominating Committee, I
had no idea that I was stepping in a large
sized and very lively bumble bees’ nest.
But I was.
And the bees came out and buzzed about
my ears.
First I met one of my friends who be
longs to the club, who had a lot to say,
and then I got a letter from my old friend
George Medole. The letter wiU be found
below, and here is what my other friend
had to say:—
“Your article was all wrong. In the
first place, look at the heading:—‘Mr.
Evans is Wrathy.’ Why, Mr. Evans has
not said a word; he took the action of the
Nominating Committee as a matter of
course. He even laughed at it.
“There were never any differences in
the Art Committee; thjra never was any
feeling. Everything has been most har
monious, and there has never been an
stli-tVi morn
Ij- than any other individual member. And
J this is true, not only in art matters, but in
everything else as well. If anything was
proposed where any money was needed Mr.
Evans always opened his purse, and not
satisfied with that he would give his time,
“There was no need of nominating Mr.
Sheppardson, anyway. There are 140
members of the Art Association and Mr.
. Sheppardson is not one of them. He is
I not fond of pictures and has never helped
| % the Art Committee in any way. If the
[ SR Nominating Committee, did not want Mr.
I pf Evans why could it not have taken one of
| w" the 139 remaining members of the Art
“ When they say that Mr. Evans was
I ugly about that bill, they don’t know what
*•* they are talking about. Only one picture
has been taken .out of the clubhouse, and
(that was the property of the artist, left as
collateral security for $600 advanced by
Mr. Evans on account of a picture which
Mr. Evans had bought and which needed
revarnishing. When Mr. Evans’ picture
was finished and delivered to him he took
the picture that had been hanging in the
|§j club-house, and on which neither Mr.
. 1 Evans nor the club had any longer any
» claim.
“I suppose a good many of the fellows
think that the few pictures, ubout a dozen
altogether, that are in the cardroom
closet have been taken away, but that is
not the fact. The Art Committee has not
had time to hang them since the last ex
hibition. They will be hung again just as
I. Jl? soon as possible. Mr. Evans spoke of it
M- the other day.
“Mr. Evans would not consent to let his
name go before the club until he had been
m: begged to by many of his friends, and
then it was only on condition that he
y should himself do nothing to induce any
one to vote for him.
“I have nothing against Mr. Sheppard
seuj who is a friend of mine, but I want
to See justice done to Mr. Evans.
“As for any threats of Mr. Evans to take
his pictures away from the clubhouse,
' that is all bosh. The conversation in
which the threats are said to have been
made was between Mr. Evans, Mr. Muir
j heid and Mr. Metzler, and no one knows
•ife was saifl”
!what mb. medole wrote.
Here is the letter from Mr. Medole ; It
speaks for itself:—
To the Editor of The Jersey City News:—
May I call your attention to your article in to
day’s issue concerning the “Palma Club Art Com
mittee," and also say that you have been most
outrageously imposed upon.
The clubman who instigated the article has
willfully and premeditatedly lied to vou, and
made you the innocent cat'spaw of liis pique,
jealousy or cussedness, whatever it may be, that
has actuated him.
| 8 As Secretary of the committee for almost a
» year, I claim to lie better informed on the art
I affairs of our club than any one else.
The committee are not making any special ef
forts, nor has a circular been issued to the mem
:■ , hers.
kt There is no question about any bill. "The art
’ matters” are not run “in a funny way,” as the
f minute book will show.
t The present chairman is, and to our best knowl
edge, has always beena most perfect gentlcmar.
Tile pictures cannot be moved by any person.
They are the property of a joint stock compar-y.
You are wrong on the “Frog picture."
p:' Gko. J. Medole,
£3 Vandewater street.
* New York City.
This looked tx little funny to me In view
of the fact that I already had In my pos
session the two circulars which follow:—
Dear Sir:—As one of the subscribers to the
Palma Club art stock, your co-operation, influ
ence and vote is earnestly requested in favor of
for chairman of the Art Committee for the ensu
ing year.
Yours respectfully,
t 0. C. Stimets,
Dudley D. Flemming,
' John G. Crawford,
Smith D. Mackey,
Georoe J. Medole.
“Everv member of the Palma Club un
doubtedly recognizes the highly valuable
services which have been rendered to its
art department by Mr. William T. Evans.
He has not only been the originator, and
by far the largest contributor to the
splendid art exhibition in connection
with the Palma Pair and the annual re
ceptions which have been held since the
fair, but he has also originated and suc
cessfully carried out a project by which
the parlors of the club are being furnished
, with the choicest specimens of American
I art.
“Mr. Evans has heretofore been honored
by receiving the regular nomination and
a’ well-nigh unanimous election for
Chairman of the Art Committee, but for
some unknown cause the present Com
mittee on Nomination of officers have
dropped Mr. Evans’ name. This, we be
lieve, is mistaken justice to one whose ef
forts on behalf of the club should be re
cognized by the Palma membership.
“Mr. Evans has been persuaded by many
of hisfriends, who are also interested in the
welfare of the club, to allow his name to
be presented as a candidate for the Art
Committee Chairmanship, and we trust
you will come out with your friends at the
annual election on April 12, and pay him
the compliment of your vote.
“If this circular'meets with your ap
proval, be kind enough to sign it and re
turn to Geo. J. Medoi.e,
No. 48 Mercer street, Jersey City.”
The circulars seem to contradict one of
Mr. Medole’s statements, but this is ac
counted for by the fact that the circulars
were sent to subscribers to the art stock.
Mrs. Murdock Was Bitten ami Mrs.
Peterson Was Arrested.
Philomena Peterson, of No. 2T5 Wash
ington street, who weighs at least 300
pounds, was arrested by Constable Wood
bury this afternoon on a warrant issued
by Justice Weed.
Last night about 11 o’clock she was in
Reddy’s saloon on Plymouth street, when
Mrs. Rosa Murdock, wife of Special
Policeman Murdock, of the Pensyfvania
Railroad, went into the place to buy some
The two women became involved in a
dispute. Mr. Murdock took a hand in the
row, and Mrs. Peterson bit Mrs. Mur
dock’s thumb almost off.
Mrs. Petersen said she bit Mrs. Murdock’s
thumb while Mrs. Murdock had it be
tween her lips trying to tear her mouth.
She also says that Murdock beat her
with his policeman’s club. Mrs. Peterson
was released on bail pending examination.
Her Body Will Find Burial and Her
Children a Home.
The body of Mrs. Edsal, who dropped
dead from overwork, on Jersey ave
nue, will be buried in the
New York Bay Cemetery, to
morrow. The Rev. Dr. Parmly and Mrs.
Carhart, of No. 64 Wayne street, interested
themselves in the matter and raised suffi
cient money to insure Mrs. Edsal a
respectable burial.
Previous to the burial there will be fun
eral services at the poor woman’s home,
No. 401 Fourth street, which will be con
ducted by Dr. Parmly. Mrs. Edsal's
two boys, nine and eleven years of age,
were admitted to the Home of the Home
less this morning, and Mrs. Carhart will
nrlrvnt, t.hp firm at Viter.
And It Is Alleged that a Dollar Is Due
Him for It.
A lady called upon Justice Weed
this morning and stated that Thomas
Hopkins, the man who has charge
of the bowling alleys of the Palma Club
had discharged, without pay, Thomas
Guion, a boy of No. 68 Sussex street, who
had worked four nights in the alleys set
ting up pins.
The lady thought it was a shame that
the boy, who was trying to earn money to
help support his mother and the family,
should be thus deprived of his money. He
claims that $1 is due him at the rate of
twenty-five cents a night.
Justice Weed promised her to look into
the matter. __
A Demented Woman Drowned.
The body of a woman about sixty years
of age, dressed in a black and white over
skirt, a brown cardigan jacket and a
black cloth cloak, was found this morning
floating beneath the dock at the foot oi
Twelfth street, Hoboken. It was removed
to Crane’s morgue. About eleven o’clock
Charles Thiel, who keeps a grocery store
at No. 67 Newark avenue, called at the
morgue and identified the body as that oi
his mother, Mrs. Johanna Thiel, who lived
at No. 92 Garden street.
Mrs. Thiel had been acting strangely foi
some time past. She left home yesterday
afternoon about half-past four o’clock,
after getting the supper table in order,
and diligent search by her friends failed
to discover her whereabouts.
For Insulting Little Girls.
Frank Godfrey, twenty nine years oi
age, and living at No. 80 Larch street, was
arrested last night for insulting little
girls. The children were playing among
the beams of an unfinished house. A
complaint was made to the police and
Godfrey was lodged in the Third precinct
station house. When arrested he swore
that the girls must have made a mistake.
Captain Newton placed him among a
number of policemen in plain clothes. He
was picked out of the group by Jennie
Davis, of No. 10 Elliott place, and by
Mamie Platter and Flossie Karge.
A Freak of Nature.
“Ha!” said James Wanser, at City Clerk
Scott’s office, as he hailed a News reporter
this morning, “We have a queer freak o*
^ntnro >i era ''
“What is it?” I asked.
“Well,” he responded, “Jimmy, there,
took a piece of newspaper this morning
and cut a hen out it. When he had got it
cut out he thew it in the waste basket,
and what do yon think it did there?”
“I don’t know.”
“Why, it laid there of course, what
should a hen do?”
Hours and Wages Cut.
Galesburg, HI., March 29, 1889.—The
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Company will reduce the horn’s of labor
of shop men, bridge men and carpenters
after April 1, from ten to
eight hours, with a proportional
cut in wages. This affects
500 employes here. The wages of at least
200 will be reduced from *1.15 to 92 cents
a day. Some are inclined to be gloomy
and talk of seeking work elsewhere, but
the majority prefer the reduction to dis
charge. __
Results at Clifton.
First Race —One mile —Gracie, first:
Adonis, second; Mazie, third. Time,
Second Race—Seven-eighths of a mile—
Carnot, first; Fiddleliead, second; Arthur
W., third. Time, 1:83.
In Favor of the Jesuits.
Ottawa, March 29,1889.—The division
on the Anti-Jesuit resolution in the House
of Commons was reached at quarter to
two o’clock this morning. The vote
stood 13 yeas to 175 nays.
Hopp’s Death Accidental.
William Goersi, the bartender who acci
dentally shot and killed Frederick Hopp
while showing him a pistol Monday even
ing, was discharged by Justice Wanser
this morning.
D., L. & W. Dividend.
The Board of Directors of the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western Railroad de
clared this morning a quarterly dividend
of 1% per cent., payable on April 20.
Died of Her Burus.
Emma Stohr, the young German girl,
who was so badly burned last week while
removing hot ashes from the furnace, died
this morning at Christ Hospital.
O’Reilly’s Excelsior Oftt Tonic. The best
never and brain tonic In the world. Hotels,
druggists, grocers and saloons sell It, or send to
the manufacturers for it. 389 and 331 Newark
ave., Jersey City.***
Senator Gardner Tries to
Account for the Smother
ing of the Feeney.
Now Let the Voters Sharpen Up
Their Memories--A Lazy Day
in the Assembly.
[Special to the Jersey City News.]
Trenton, March 38,1889.—I tried today
to discover the nature of the mysterious
force which keeps the Anti-Swindicate
Water bills in the Senate Committee on
Riparian Rights despite Senator Edwards’
utmost tugging and beseeching. If any
man knows what this force is, Senator
Gardner, of Atlantic,should. He has been
in the Senate more than a decade, is up to
all the tricks of legislation, aud is very
When questioned about the prospects of
the bills, he did not give any encourage
ment to believe that they would become
laws this session. In reviewing the situa
tion, he said that three interests had ap
peared before the committee, representing
Newark, Bayonne and Jersey City. All
persons from Newark, with one excep
tion, and Bayonne’s representative,Colonel
Fuller, were in favor of letting the law
stand as it is. Moreover, Newark’s repre
sentative in the Senate, Mr. Martin, was
now pushing through a law to enable
the city to borrow' money to
purchase a water supply. Jer.
sey City’s representatives supported
the two bills then under consideration by
tw'o contradictory propositions. One was
A1_A il... 1.211 _1_1.1 1__— V./inn»an fVin
citizens could not trust the officials they
had elected, and therefore, the question of
making water contracts should not be de
cided by a vote of the people. The other
bill, which enables the State to acquire
water rights by the right of eminent
domain, they supported, on the ground
that the people could not be trusted, and
that the matter should, therefore, be left
to the State. On the whole, the weight of
the matter seemed to him to be in favor of
letting the present law stand.
Absurd as Mr. Gardner’s reasons are,
they will satisfy the Water Swindlecates.
Not one of the propositions which he ad
vanced -has, however, any basis in fact.
To say that because the Swindlecates have
their grip on Newark and Bayonne, Jersey
City should also suffer, is to reach the
height of absurdity. His statement that
“all persons from Newark, with one ex
ception,” favored the present law, sounds
imposing, but it means simply that three
persons were lveddy to talk to the commit
tee if callwl-'ipon, one of the three being
Newar^rrlegal adviser. As to the argu
mentw'of Jersey City’s representatives, the
Senator must have been asleep when they
were delivered. Their advocacy of the
Feeney bill was based on the ground that
the city boards could not be trusted, but
their reason for supporting the companion
bill was not, as he stated, that the people
could not be trusted, but that the State
could better exercise the right of eminent
domain for the purposes specified than in
dividual cities could.
After making these misstatements,
Senator Gardner branched out into the
general subject of legislation forcities aud
said he was tired of passing special laws.
One session a committee came from some
city to Trenton aud wanted a law passed.
The next year another committee de
manded that the law be repealed, on the
ground that the first committee had mis
represented the interests and sentiments
of the citizens. The Legislature had
come to be regarded as a sort of Board of
Aldermen. In connection with this re
mark, it may be of interest to state that
Senator Gardner has just pushed through
a bill authorizing Atlantic City to build
new board walks in place of those swept
away by the sea in a recent storm. But
then, Senator Gardner lives down that
Another thing was, that if this republic
_.. l .. f.... < mu-'t Vtd liV/ml mifnn
omy; people must elect officials whom
they could trust. This is a high, moral
ground which the Swindlecates should
adopt and push forward whenever they
start out to get their grip on a city.
Barely a Quorum Present, and Therefore
Many Bills Were Killed.
[Special to the Jersey City JVeiasJ
Trenton, March SB, 1889.—Not very
much work was done in the House today.
One quarter of the members did not re
spond to their names at all, and those who
did soon began dropping away in a hurry
to catch trains. The slightest opposition
killed a bill, therefore no one was anxious
to have his pet measures called up.
In the beginning the Republicans showed
a disposition to cause delay. One after
the other arose and inquired after some
bill which had been sent to the engrossing
clerk. The truth of the matter seems to
be that so many bills were ready to be en
grossed that the clerk had more work
than he could attend to. The result was
u resolution appointing another Assistant
Engrossing Clerk. The many questions
fired at the Sneaker by the Republicans
reminded Mr.'Feeney of one of his bills.
It proposes to make base ball playing on
Sunday lawful. Mr. Feeney learned that
the bill was safe in the hands of the Com
mittee on Miscellaneous Business. The
prospect is that boys will be obliged to
continue to break the law.
The bill providing a salary for the State
Prison chaplain met its fate today through
the small attendance of members. There
lias been opposition to It all along on ac
count of religious prejudices and appre
hensions, and three members obstinately
refused to vote for it. As there was a hare
quorum present at the time, the thirty-one
votes needed to pass it could not be ob
Feeney’s bill enabling Police Captain
Edmondson to be retired on a pension was
passed. Speaker Hudspeth retired from the
chair and installed Feeney in Ills place
when the bill making the term of the City
Attorney of .Jersey City three years came
up. Mr. Marsh explained that no defi
nite term was now fixed, and spoke of the
injustice of asking a lawyer to give up
Sctice to accept the office without know
how long he was to remain in it. An
er reason for supporting the bill was
that it would protect the city from the
danger of suffering in law suits through
frequent change of management. The
bill was passed, Harris, of Camden, alone
voting against it
Fagan’s bill providing for an Alderinan
at-Large came very near death. A New
, ark member asked that it lie over, but
Fagan declared that he wanted the ques
tion settled then. Only for the inter
vention of Colonel Heppenheimer the
matter would have been brought to a vote
and the bill killed.
Mr. Marsh introduced a bill authorizing
building and loan associations to receive
deposits like savings banks and pay in
terest. Unterrifled by the Governor’s
veto Captain Smith bobbed up with a new
bill to pension New Jersey’s soldiers in
the war.
State Treasurer Tofley says that the
State tax proposed to be raised would pay
off New Jersey’s indebtedness and leave
something comfortable besides. The bill
introduced by Mr. Voorhees. which was
made a special order for Monday evening,
fixes the tax at three-quarters of a mill on
the dollar. This would produce between
8400,000 and 8500,000. There are at present
unpaid appropriations made by former
Legislatures amounting to more than
$300,000. In addition to the State’s ordi
nary expenses this year *70,000 will be
needed to complete the State House.
A Missouri Farmer and His Wife Sub
jected to Shocking 111 Usage.
St. Louis, March 29, 1889.— Early yes
terday morning Mr. and Mrs. John Put
nam, who reside near Trenton, on the
Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, were awak
ened by noises in their bedroom made by
two masked men, who were standing near
the foot of their bed with cocked revolv
ers in their hands and carrying dark lan
terns. They bade the farmer and his wife
to neither move nor speak.
One then stationed himself as a sentinel
at the bedside and kept close watch, while
the other proceeded to ransack the house.
Finding nothing of much value, Mr. and
Mrs. Putnam were compelled to get out of
bed and disclose the hiding place of their
Putnam was taken into an adjoining
room and an effort was made to have him
disclose the hiding place of his money by
subjecting him to cruel treatment. He
protested' that he had already turned
over every cent that he had in the
house. This did not satisfy them,
however, and in his presence they
kicked and otherwise maltreated his wife.
Kis night clothes were tom from his body,
and he was compelled to lie on the floor
while the brutes rolled him over and over
with their heavy mud covered boots.
Their efforts to make Mrs. Putnam con
fess where the money was stowed away
were also fruitless. They then marched
the husband and wife about the house
separately, all the time holding cocked
revolvers at their heads.
The Putnam’s have no children, but two
servants, who were sleeping upstairs were
Dwfltpnpfl hv the noises and
came down. The burglars turned their
attention to the girls and subjected them
to inhuman treatment. The girls were
taken into an adjoining room and the
muzzles of! revolvers were pressed against
their heads in an endeavor to make them
reveal the hiding place of the money.
Gaining nothing, they took the girls back
into the bedroom almost dead from fright,
subjected them to outrageous treatment,
and then declared they would gibbet the
whole family.
As it seemed the threats might be car
ried into execution, the wife and girls got
down on their knees and begged for
mercy. Convinced that nothing was con
cealed from them, the thieves proceeded to
gag their victims and pinion their arms.
The burglars, ftntbng that, nothing more
could be accomplished, left, closing and
fastening the doors after them. They also
set fire to the house, but the fire soon died
out. ___
Interesting Exercises by the Pupils and
The closing exercises of Night School No.
3 took place last night in the school build
ing. An interesting programme was car
ried out. Master Mend gave a pleasing
rendition of a difficult violin solo and
cleverly recited “Paul Revere’s Ride.”
Master Moran gave a humorous reading,
and the whole school sang together, “The
Swing Song,” and “The Old Cabin
Superintendent Poland made a brief
speech, in which he congratulated the
boys on the success they had achieved. He
spoke a few words or thanks and con
gratulation to the teachers, who were
each presented with a bouquet of flowers
by the toys.
Director Dugan made a few remarks to
encourage the boys to keep up their night
school work when the school reopens, and
presented those who had done best
with certificates of merit. The exercises
closed with the singing of “Auld Lang
Syne” by the entire school.
The Freeholders’ Bill Not Eawfnl.
An impression prevails throughout, the
county that the Freeholders’ bill, which
passed the House yesterday, had gone to
the Governor for concurrence, and that
there will consequently be no election for
freeholders this spring.
fPho Hill in o ITruitjn >iil] nrwl hnu nnt. rat
been passed by the Senate.
It will, however, go through the Senate
next week.
It provides for the election of one Free
holder in each district at the next General
Election, and its effect will be to keep the
present Freeholders in office till next fall.
Want to Get Mausell Out.
Some persons residing on the Hill who
are interested in securing the release of
Clerk Mausell yesterday telephoned to Re
corder McDonough to know the amount
of bail required. The Recorder fixed the
sum at $5,000, and nothing has since been
heard of the matter. The special com
mittee appointed to investigate the City
Clerk’s office in Hoboken met last night
in the Comptroller’s office and looked over
the improvement certificates issued since
1SS3. No further developments were made.
Hoboken Democrats.
The Democratic City Committee, of Ho
boken, met last night and called a City
Convention, to be held at Coyle’s Hall,
on Washington street, Saturday even
ing at eight o’clock. Ward conven
tions will be held on the same evening at
the following places:—First ward, corner
of First ana Bloomfield streets; Second
ward, corner of Fiftli aud Washington
streets; Third ward. No. 192 AVillow ave
nue; Fourth ward, corner of First and
Monroe streets.
Anti-Sewer Rhetoric.
The Union Hill Town Council met last
night as a Committee of the Whole to re
ceive the protests of the citizens on the
line of the Morgan and Humboldt street
sewer against the assessment levy. The
meeting was very exciting. Rhetoric,
profane and otherwise, was freely indulged
in, but to no avail. The Town Fathers
listened composedly, and then the com
mittee rose without coming to any defi
nite conclusion one way or the other.
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
Literary society this evening at eight
p. m.
All members of the association are in
vited to meet in the rooms this evening at
a quarter past seven o’clock, to go to the
Brooklyn Y. M. C. A. building and gym
nasium. The delegation will leave on the
half-past seven p. m. Annex boat.
Secretary Lucas and AV. F. Loughran
w ill visit the Railroad Branch rooms of
the New York Y. M. C. A. this evening,
to meet delegates from other associations
to confer relative to the formation of a
baseball league. _
For a Disordered Liver try Bucham’s Pill*.
Weehawken’s Progress as
One of Her Prominent
Citizens Sees It.
Hoboken Land and Improvement;
Company’s Schemes Balked—
The Need of a New School.
The little borough of Weehawken is
rapidly growing into prominence. The
desire of its citizens to increase the num
ber of Town Fathers from three to five,
called my attention to it, and with the in
tention of evolving something of interest,
I had a pleasant chat yesterday with one
of the town’s most energetic business
“The financial status of our town,” said
he, “is excellent. Our town officials are
efficient and conscientious. Our tax rate,
1.66J^, is comparatively small and even
that, if our intended tax levy on the rail
road could be collected year by year, could
be easily reduced. Our only bonded debt
is in Sewer bonds which do not exceed
*59,000. This we are paying off at the rate
of *1,000 yearly..
“In regard to our sewerage, there is now
a bill which will be shortly presented to
the Legislature, granting us the neces
sary privileges for obtaining better drain
age in our town. Our present sewer—the
old Bull’s Ferry sewer, as it is called—has
its outlet in the northern part of the
town, and, though all our citizens were
and are assessed for it, but very few reap
any material advantage from it. Not
many weeks ago a mass meeting of citi
zens was held and two plans and two dif
ferent rates were debated.
“Tlie first plan is that of the Hoboken
T.nnri nml Tmnrn.vp.mpnt, Pfimnanv. nrp
sented by Surveyor Brush. The main
pipe was to have been laid from the cattle
sheds through Park avenue, connecting
with the different lateral sewers and ter
minating in a pumping station just north
of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
“Not to speak of the incidental advant
age which the Land and Improvement
Company would derive from the proposed
route of this sewer, the pumping sys tern
alone is enough to condemn it. Had this
system been adopted an assessmen t of $10
a year, it has been estimated, would have
been necessary to maintain it, exclusive
of-tho original ass essment for its construc
“Another plan was presented, upon
which tile taxpayers seem iuclined to
look more favorably. The route of this
sewer begins at "Luck street; passes
through Herman street to the Hackensack
plankroad, thence through Eighteenth
street to Park avenue, to its outlet in the
channel about a hundred feet south of
the Pennsylvania Railroad coal dock. The
tidal system will be used in this sewer,
and the needless assessment for the pump
ing station will be done away with.
“Another reason,” said my informant,
“for our objecting to the plan the Town
Committee requested Mr. Brush to draw,
is the rumor that the Land and Improve
ment Company had intended to avail it
self of the proposed sewer and pumping
plant by connecting it with lateral sewers
from their swampy meadow land, in
North Hoboken. The tidal system sewer
has been adopted.
Its estimated cost will be $20,000. In
the matter of sewerage improvements,
mnch credit is due to Messrs. Frederick
.1. Branz, Conrad Schneider and Henry
Brandis, through whose efforts the neces
sity for a new sewer was successfully pre
sented to the people.
“The school question,” he continued,
“has been almost settled. There is hardly
any doubt that the three lots of the Ho
boken Land and Improvement Company,
running from the Boulevard to Park
avenue, will be chosen as the site for the
new schoolhouse. Tiie price, I believe,
will be $5,250. It will be a two story brick
structure, with a frontage of sixty-five
feet, divided into eight rooms, each of
which must comfortably seat sixty-eight
“The partitions between the class rooms
on the first floor can be withdrawn when
necessary and the whole floor used as au
assembly room. The building will be
neaieu oy sieam, aim air kiiuus win sup
ply the necessary ventilutiou.
‘‘There is now nearly three hundred chil
dren in the old school house, and every
day that they go there takes nobody
knows how muuy oil their lives. A more
ghastly death trap could not be found in
the State of New Jersey.”
By the way, the School Board met last
evening, and declined to take on itself the
responsibility of selecting a plan for the
new school building, for which *23,000 has
been appropriated, without having a con
sultation with the Town Attorney.
Then the conversation passed from the
school question to general topics.
“Yes, said my citizen, with a smile,
“Weehawken is a great little towu, vigor
ous aud free of gripes. There is oue
trouble. We have not houses enough.
There is hardly a house vacant in Wee
hawken. Every day real estate agents,
with interests in our towu, have to send
applicants away. A hotel at moderate
rates would coin money. The Land aud
Improvement Company people,” said he,
in response to my query, “Hud it more to
their advantage to hold their property in
the towu for the market that must come
than to sell it at a reasonable price to en
terprising speculators.
“Weehawken has a future before her;
she is one of the wealthiest towns for her
area in the United States, but her people
refuse to support home trade. Business
is almost stagnant. It was only a day or
so ago that l met a friend on the street
car on his way to buy some goods in New
York city, which he could have obtained
at less expense within ten yards of his
own door. When the citizens of Wee
kawken learn to pay less attention to
political schemes—the division of the
county, for example—and more to the
furtherance of the interests of home trade,
a new era of prosperity will be opened for
Hudson county’s modest little township.”
Sixth District Labor Men.
The United Labor Party, of the Sixth
district, met at the Globe Hotel,’ Green
ville, last night, and elected these officers:—
District chairman, D. J. Smith; vice chair
man, William Mooney; recording secre
tary, Frank Hennessey; treasurer, Henry
Gibbs; sergeant - at - arms, Rudolph
Shumman. Committeemen were ap
pointed for the new pre
cincts. The party intends to take an ac
tive part in the coming election. They
will meet on next Sunday afternoon at
the Globe Hotel.
r»o Horses Belonging to America’s Fa
mous Sprinter Winners Yesterday.
First Rare—Jim Bradt, Pat Oakley.
Second Race—Lottery, Boodle.
Third Race—Planerold gelding, Y. Sass.
Frtirth Race—Count Luna, Landseer.
Fifth Race—Carlow, Petersburg.
Sixth Race—St. Elmo, Hailstone.
It was dismally cold at Guttenberg yes.
terday, the damp, chill penetrating to the
bone; but a very large crowd assembled
to witness the races, which, the weather
considered, were t horonghly well con
tested. Large fields faced the starter and
not a little delay was occasioned in get
ting the horses away. But Starter Carr
worked hard and resolutely with them,
and managed to get the six races off
some little time before five o’clock.
Favorites have been having a hard
time of it during the present week. There
ore so many new candidates appearing
that the racegoers find it hard to select
winners. Yesterday the majority were
again unsuccessful, but two winning
their races, while the success of Julia
Miller in the fourth race, was a veritable
The first race, at five furlongs, had nine
starters, with Eoline the favorite, and she
went out at the start and was never
headed, winning by a length and a half,
with Henry Rose second, eight lengths in
front of Krishna. Time, 1:06%. Mutuels
paid $0.40, place, $3.70; Harry Rose
paid $4.30.
Frolic was a hot favorite for the second
race, at seven furlongs, in which six
started. L. E. Myers, the world-famous
sprinter, in whose colors the winner of the
first race ran, also owns Lord Beacons
fleld, who started in this race, and whose
chances were strongly liked by the hand
some young athlete and his friends. The
race was always between Lord Beacons
field and Frolic, and at the end the former
won by half a length, with Frolic eight
lengths in front of Landseer. Time,
1:34;.. Mutuels paid $15.10, place, $5.10;
The eight starters for the third race, at
six and a half furlongs, were decidedly
frisky at the post. Pendennis was the
favorite, but he conld never reach Bass
Viol, who won handily by three lengths,
with Pendennis half a length in front of
Havana. Time, 1:27. Mutuels paid $10.50;
place, $5.05. Pendennis paid $3.
Then the crowd plunged heavily on
Columbine for the fourth race, at seven
furlongs, for which eight started. She
was made an out and out favorite, and
the crowd watched her winning, as they
thought, she running well in the lead.
But in the stretch a dark ’un, Julia Miller,
raced up and captured the prize by a
length and a naif, with Columbiae
second, half a length in front of Pat
Divver. Time, 1:34%. Mutuels paid $23.90;
place, $0.80. Columbine sold iu the field
for a place and paid 13.30..
It "Was a cold afternoon for the backers
of favorites, hut in the fifth race they felt
they had au air tight thing with Lottery,
and so it proved. The race was at a mile
and a quarter and seven ran. Lottery
went out and won away off, with Prospect
second, two lengths in front of Howerson.
Time, 2:18. Mutuels paid $3; place, $2:65;
Prospect paid $10:80.
The last race was at five furlongs and
nine ran, with Zero the favorite and
Boodle second choice. They finished in
that order, a length separating them,
while Saluda was third, half a length
away. Time, 1:02V- Mutuels paid $1.15;
place, $3.15. Boodle paid $1.55.
* Tomorrow at Guttenberg,
[.Special to the Jersey City iVews.l
Guttenberg, March 29,1889.—Following
are the entries for tomorrow’s races:—
Firt Race —Three-quarters of a mile; purse
$200; for beateu horses.
Lbs. Lbs.
Suitor.125 Weaver.122
Tendon.125 Warder. 122
Manhattan.125 Pat Oakley.122
Marshall A.125 Lagadere.122
Hemlock.125 Warren Lewis.122
Jim Brandt.122 Battledore.120
Second Race—One and one-sixteenth miles;
purse, $250; selling.
Lbs. Lbs.
Prospect.110 Treasurer.107
Tunis.112 Windsail.105
Lottery.107 Boodle.103
Third Race—Five-eighths of a mile; for maid
ens; purse $250.
Lbs. | Lbs.
LightWing..110 | Victor Soss (for
Ogden.110 Prince Edward). ..103
Boulanger.110 | Hollowrood.100
Montana.110] Lehw'au.100
Addison.110 [ Florine. 98
Gilmer.112 Veda.OS
Pinneroid.112 Darling. 98
Beta.110 Gold Vase Ally. 98
Ijiliorer.103 Mist. 98
Fourth Race.—Seven furlongs; purse $300.
Lbs. j Lbs.
Frolic.HU I Count Luna.llti
Landseer.llti | Speedwell.Ill
Fifth Race—Six aud a half furlongs; selling!
purse, $200.
Lbs. Lbs.
Parkville.120 Nita.108
Donnybrook.125 Saluda.108
Lomax.118 Petersburg.107
Pat Divver.llti I'humbly.107
Johnnie 'E.110 Mamie B.105
Courtier.115 Beacon .104
Carlow.113 Musk.104
Julia Stiller.Ill Tibarm.104
Bass Viol. 110 G. W. Boyden.102
Sixth Race.—Seven furlongs; purse $200;
Lbs. Lbs.
Blackthorn.120 Mentor.llti
Ballot.129 Major.;.107
Havana.124 Frankie B.107
Hailstone.123 Krishna.107
Vaulter .119 St. Elmo.107
Wandering.llti | Speedwest.107
Sporting Notes.
Maud S. was fifteen years old yesterday,
and in honor of that event Mr. Robert
Bonner drove her through Central Park
and up the road.
Hoboken and South Brooklyn birds
were pitted against each other yesterday
in a Hoboken resort. Niue birds were
weighed in on each side, aud the home
birds won the main.
The first game between the Giants and
Brooklyns m their series of three baseball
matches will lie played in Brooklyn.
The Metropolitan nine will play one
game of ball a week in Danbury, Conn.,
and every Sunday at Weehawken.
Sam Bryant’s great gelding, Proctor
Knott, is progressing finely in his train
A circular strongly urging the repeal of
the Ives bill, under which racetracks are
allowed a legitimate existence in the
State of New York, is being extensively
Johnny McGlynn Was Killed.
Johnny McGlynn, the eleven year old
boy who ran errands for the men at the
Pennsylvania Railroad roundhouse, was
crushed by a locomotive and died at St.
Francis’ Hospital last night. He was
standing in a doorway, when his attention
was attracted by something going on in
another ipiarter and he did not notice an
approaching locomotive. The engine
strucd him on the head and threw him
some distance. He was picked up uncon
scious aud carried to St. Francis’ Hospital,
where he died without recovering his
senses. His parents live at No. 141
Steuben street.
Mrs. Coney’s Counsel Says
the Husband Has For
gotten That Alimony.
Mr. Harney and Mrs. Coney Strolled
in Together and Spent the Time
Owing to the absenceof Counsellor John
T.inn in Trenton this morning, the case ot
Warren M. Coney, who is seeking a
divorce from his pretty wife, Minora
Coney, was adjourned to Wednesday
morning. Mr. William A. Harney, the
Grove street real estate agent, who Is
deeply interested in this case, recently sent
a communication to the papers requesting
the public to attentively watch the pro
ceedings to the end.
The public lost no time this morning in
endeavoring to gratify Mr. Harney’s de
sire, and when Advisory Master Randolph
called the case in the Court of Chancery
there was a goodly number of citizens
Mrs. Coney and Mr. Harney came into
court together, and chatted and laughed
with each other in an exceedingly chummy
manner. Mrs. Coney wore the same be
witching costume she had on at the pre
vious hearing, and appeared in much bet
ter health and spirits.
A representative of Mr. Linn’s office
asked for an adjournment, and Mr. New
bold in replying stated that he desired to
have the case disposed of as quickly as
possible. He said that it was a great
hardship for Mrs. Coney to remain in the
city. She had just established herself In
business, which is suffering from neglect
durine her absence.
She has also been here longer than she
expected, and has almost exhausted the
supply of money which she brought with
her. If she remains here much longer,
counsel continued, she will soon be pen
niless. Mr. Newbold then drew atten
tion to an order made by the Court at an
early stuge of the case, requiring Mr.
Coney to pay Mrs. Coney $50 counsel fees,
and $12 per week alimony.
He said that Mr. Coney had paid no
attention to the order and he wished the
Court would take some steps to enforce
its observance.
While this was going on Mr. Coney ap
peared upon the scene. Mr. Randolph
directed him to pay Mrs. Coney one
week’s alimony before the next hearing of
the ease.
1 learned afterward that Mrs. Coney’#
business, which Is suffering so much by
her presence in this city, is an extensive
dressmaking establishment In Dallas,
Texas, where her parents live.
Last Night’s Delightful Entertainment ftt
Mrs. E. F. C. Young’s Residence.
Mrs. E. F. C. Young entertained the
Russian Princess, Marthe Engalitscheff,
at her beautiful residence on Glenwood
avenue, last evening. The Princess is a
brunette of ravishing beauty, and the an
ticipation of her coming has aroused in
terest in social circles for many days past.
The parlors and reception rooms of the
house were decorated in lavish profusion
with the rarest products of the gardens of
the world. The mantels were almost hid
den beneath a wealth of aspargee; smilax
was twined with exquisite taste around
the chandeliers, and potted exotics made
the rooms as fragrant as they were beau
During the evening the Princess as
cended a dais, spread with Russian robes
of all descriptions, and with a native
accent that lent to the charm of her
enunciation read an interesting essay on
the home and social life of the Russians.
She was assisted in the improvised enter
tainment by three voices in song and an
ore liestra
Miss Orstrum sang soprano, Mrs. Theo
dore F. Haldwiu, contralto, Mr. Francis
and Walker baritone, Mr. Theodora
Kerkanrm being the accompanist.
The Princess, it should have been said,
was introduced by Mr. John A. Walker in
a felicitous little speech, and at the con
elusion or ner uengnuui enienuiuuieub
she was formally introduced to the guests
present by Mrs. Young.
An elegant supper table had been spread
by Pinard, and the throng of guests did
not fail to do ample justice to its display
of viands and dainties.
Then the floors were cleared, and a
dance brought one of the most delightful
I of recent entertainments in this city to a
j Among those who graced the occasion
with their presence were Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Toner, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Appleby, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCoy,
Mr. anil Mrs. George W. Helme, Mrs.
George Gifford, Mr. and Mrs. Livingston
Gifford, Mrs. Alexander Bonnell, Mr. and
Mrs. Kiersted, Mr. and Mrs. Judge Gar
I retson, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Grattan, Mrs.
I Judge Beach, Mrs. Judge Dixon, Mrs. N.
j W. Condect, Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Condect,
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Neise, Mr. and Mrs. E.
] 1.inn, Henry Dunbar, G. T, Smith, Mr.
; and Mrs. Komaine, Mrs. V. R. Schenek,
Mr. George Heaney, Mr. and Mrs. E. H.
Apgar, and the Misses Apgar, Fred Car
ter, N. J. H. Edge, W. B. Jenkins, James
Price, and the Misses Eager, Post, Bray,
Pervell, and Seidler, the latter of Morris
Knocked Down with a Hammer.
Harris Max, a glazier, living at No. 23
Bright street, while walking on Bergen
avenue yesterday afternoon, was assaulted
! by a man named Crissman. Max was
I walking quietly down the street when
! Crissman struck him suddenly with a hum
mer on the head and face, knocking out
four of his teeth. Max was taken to the
City Hospital and discharged this morn
ing. The police are looking for Crissman.
An Kvening of Drills.
Sixty cadets connected with the Fourth
Regiment were drilled last night at Oak
land Rink by Sergeant Major William
Clements. . „ ., .
Companies B, C and E were drilled last
night by Colonel Wanser at the Oakland
Weather Indications.
Washington, March 29, 1889.—Indica
tions for Eastern New York, fair, warmer,
southwesterly winds; for Western New
York, fair, except light rain on the lakes,
warmer, westerly winds. ;
Hartnett’s Record.
March 28. I March 29.
AtSP.M.56 AtJA.M.8T
At 6 P. M.54 At 9 A. M.60
At 9 P. M.M At noon.
At midnight.55,
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