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, VOL. I. NO. 33. _JERSEY CITY. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3. 1889.__ PRICE TWO CENTS. 15 O’CLOCK HUAI! PUSHING THE CHARTER. It/ May Be Submitted to the People on Three Days’ Notice. I A SWINDLECATE VICTORY ’ The Senate Refuses to Submit the Newark Water Bond Issue to a Popular Vote. , [Special to the Jersey City Kews.l Trenton, April 3, 1889.—The char ter bill has been ordered to a third reading. [Special to the Jersey City Netvs.] Trenton, April 8,1889.—’The Jersey City charter was reported this morning with the amendments indicated, except that two days notice is required. It is evident that the Republicans have decided to op pose the bill. Voorhees made a speech attacking the vote and declaring two days notice not enough, and that few per sons knew what the charter was. Heppenheimer and Feeney replied that everybody in Jersey City knew of the charter and that it was necessary to pass it without delay, so that it could be sub mitted next Tuesday. Voorhees next spoke for single-headed commissions. Heppenheimer favored three commis sioners, declaring that they worked satis factorily. The amendments were adopted by a party vote of thirty' to twenty-one. Brown moved that the bill be reprinted with the amendments. This would cause delay and ,was voted down. The amendments were then ordered to be engrossed for a second reading of the bill. Ex-Speaker Asa Dickinson is on the ground giving points to the Republicans. When the State Tax bill came up this morning the Democrats offered no substi tute. Riker, Republican, said he wanted to offer an alternative measure, and the discussion was adjourned till tomorrow. The prospect now is that no legislative action wall be taken, the Democrats be lieving that all the State’s liabilities can be met without extraordinary measures. Sunday baseball received a severe blow. Feeney’s bill making it lawful was re ported adversely by Chairman Bale, of the Committee on Miscellaneous Business. Mr. Feeney moved to disagree with the report, presenting a petition signed by all the pages and picturing the delight which the youth of Hudson county took in the pastime when they ought to be at Sunday school. Harris, of Camden, had introduced that morning a bill making Sunday ball playing a misdemeanor. He jumped up with a speech in which he de scribed how hordes of Philadelphians crossed Sundays to the ball games a: Gloucester City, drank beer from kegs they brought in carts and disturbed the Sabbath quiet generally. The Asso on V,nrl nlnnno/1 t niwtnoil rromno An dll _ day next summer and he wanted to pre vent them all. Goble, of Ocean, who Is a preacher, besides being a politician, a school teacher and a chum of Frank Mc Dermit, got on his feet with his hair all mussed. He said the tifle of Feeney’s bill should be “An Act to repeal an Act passed on Mount Sinai centuries ago,” and descanted on the immorality of Sun day baseball. Feeney retorted that camp meetings were sometimes worse than base ball games. The House voted against Sunday ball playing. Who says Feeney doesn’t look after his constituents? It was discovered today that he had got awaywith 150 of the 1,000 extra copies of the Werts law, about ten times as many as he was entitled to. Most of the other members who wanted copies I of it got left in consequence. The House ordered an extra supply of 2,000, with a special proviso that Feeney was not to have more than his share. The Governor sent a veto of the bill re storing political rights to Isaac N. Thomp son, of Newark. The bill giving police surgeons in Jersey City salaries of lfe,500, and authorizing the Freeholders to build, at a cost of $8,500, a hospital for contagious diseases at Snake Hill, were passed. Frank McDermit’s diamond brooch > blazed cheerfully over the House from the Speaker’s chair while Speaker Hudspeth fought the “Battle of the Bridges” on the floor. The proposed structures acoss the Kills to Staten Island would be things of beauty, he said.“So anxious were the projectors to do the right thing by New Jersey that they were willing to pay an engineer ap pointed by the Governor $5,000 a year to see that they lived up to their promises. The bridges were to be of the cantilever type, with no obstructing piers in the stream. To calm the appre hensions of those who feared that the big coal companies at Perth Amboy would cross the bridge to Staten Island, he said that the gentlemen connected with the companies knew nothing of the bill till it was introduced. The bridges were to be twenty feet higher than the Baltimore and Ohio structure to Staten Island, and there fore could be of no interference to naviga tion. The bill was laid over at Mr. Wied enmayer’s request. Mr. Kane introdticed a bill making ten hours a day’s work on cable and steam railroads. _ STAIN 1) rKO.tl UJNDiSK. How the Charter Bill was Fixed Up for It* Final Passage. [Special to the Jersey City News.] Trenton, April 2, 1889.—Jersey City might as well get ready for the plunge. The current has swept the new charter verv near. Within a week her citizens may be living under a new form of gov ernment. It is proposed to pass the charter bill to morrow or Thursday at the latest. A clause will be inserted requiring three days’ notice before it can be submitted to a vote. The notice will be given imme diately, and the question of acceptance will be answered by the people next Tues day. That is the programme which Senator Edwards is earnestly endeavoring to carry out. The Democratic members of Assembly seem disposed to second his efforts. Assemblyman Brown, Hudson County’s sole Republican representative, is trying to persuade the men of his party to oppose the measure. Senator Edwards’ persuasive tongue is at work to convince Republican Leader Voorhees that the measure is a good one. Voorhees has not -vet spoken. Assistant Republican Leader Hiker has said privately that he would wote for the bill if certain amendments were made. These amendments, or the substance of them, are to be adopted. The most important change was insisted on by Mr. Feeney. The section relating to the Police J ustiees will be altered so that the incumbents, Wanser and Stils Ing, will serve out their terms. The amendments asked by the Newark people [Continued on fourth page.] 1 ■ ^ HOBOKEN’S POLE EIGHT. THE A. J>. T. WILE ASK THE MAYOR AYR COUNCIL AROUT IT. The District Company’s Directors Held a Meeting Last Evening, hot Manager Faulkner of tile Western Union Did Not Appear—His Proposition to Presi dent Schlatter. The Board of Directors of the American District Telegraph Company met at Blumer’s Hotel last night to discuss mat ters pertaining to the removal of the poles on Second street by the Western Union Telegraph Company on Saturday last, par ticulars of which were published in Mon day’s edition of The Jersey City News. Manager Faulkner, of the Hoboken West ern Union office, who had been invited to be present, did not appear. The Western Union company will be immediately notified to replace the two poles which had been cut off and to re move its wires and all obstructions from the American District Company’s prop erty. A communication will be sent to the Mayor and Council asking by what right the Western Union erects poles without a franchise and informing them that as the American District Company is composed solely of the business men of Hoboken it looks for city protection. I called upon Manager Faulkner and ■sked him the cause of his non-appearance at last night’s meeting. “When the work of putting up the new poles on Saturday was stopped by Presi dent Schlatter,” he said, “I made him a proposition to the effect that, pending a settlement concerning the ownership of the poles, if he would permit me to finish the work begun, so as to run the wires into our new office at Second and Hudson streets, the Western Union would guarantee the American District Com pany all the privileges it claimed in the old poles. President Schlatter was wil ling to agree to the proposition, but not until it had been submitted to the Board of Directors of his company, a meeting of which he would call for Tuesday night. I told him if the matter was to come be fore his Board I would first prefer to see the contract or agreement with the Balti more and Ohio Company prior to the pur chase of the latter company’s property by the Western Union, after seeing which I would personally go before the Board of Directors of his company and submit an amicable proposition for the use of the poles. Up to the hour of meeting last night President Schlatter was not able to produce such a document, therefore there was no necessity for a Western Union representative being present.” Manager Faulkner claims, and the offi cials of the American District Company admit, that the poles were erected by the B. and O. linemen, the point of dispute being as to whether they erected them for themselves or for the American District Company. President Schlatter says they were erected by the B. and O. linemen, but on the franchise of the American Dis trict Company. BAYONNE’S REGISTRATION. Table of the Increase—Sporting and Political Notes. The registration in Bayonne yesterday foa the ensuing charter election, as com pared with that of last fall and last spring, is as appended:— WARDS. SPRING '89. FALL ’88. SPRING ’88. First. 581 561 433 Second. — "972 First district.... 615 565 - Second district. .855 849 .... Third. 618 620 464 Fourth. 605 570 581 Fifth. 491 467 396 City. 3,268 8,132 2,846 Bayonnettes. Chief of Police McNeill and his squad of police at Bergen Point vacated the old rookery on Dodge street and moved into their new qnarters on West Seventh street on Monday. Teams from the New Jersey Athletic Club and the Newark Bay Boat. Club will bowl a return match this evening on the La Tourette House alleys at Bergen Point. A bowling match between the team of the Pamrapo Bowling Club and the Lafayettes, of Jersey City, will be rolled this evening on the alleys of Metropolitan Hall at Greenville. The Board of Conncilmen passed last evening a resolution to draw in favor of County Collector Dugan a warrant for $10,000 on account to the State and county taxes of 1888. Joseph Clancey, of Greenville Lodge, No. 10, I. O. O. F., of Jersey City, deliv ered an interesting lecture on Monday evening before Mount Vernon Lodge, No. 176,1. O. O. F., at Centreville. Bayonne Political Notes. The Democratic Mayoraly convention will be held this evening in Wake’s Hall, No. 420 Avenue D. Pamrapo. An effort will be made to secure an endorsement for the candidacy of ex-Councilman Will iam C. Farr, who has bolted the renomi nation of Mayor John Newman by the Re publican Mayoralty Convention. The Republicans of the First ward held a primary for making ward nominations at Bergen Point last evening. Twenty seven votes were polled for the follow ing ticket:—For Councilman, Wilson J. Haver; School Trustee, Robert H. Ten Broeck; Commissioner of Appeals, Charles S. Noe; Supervisor of Taxes, Thomas Dobson: Constable, John Greenslade. John H. Zeller has declined the Repub lican nomination for School Trustee in Second ward. Either George H. Bonney or Stephen V. Wauters will be the can didate. “Caning Mr. McKee. James F. McKee, who was formerly em ployed by Undertaker M. J. Boylan, has taken charge of the business of the estat e of Michael Brady, which has been man aged by Hugh Coyle, Mr. Coyle being on the point of embarking in a new enter prise. Last night the employees of Mr. Boylan met and presented Mr. McKee with a gold-headed ebony walking stick ns a farewell token of their regard. After the presentation came refreshments, liquid and solid, and every oue went home vowing every one else a good [fellow, Verdcn Held for Manslaughter. John Verden, the young man who beat his grandfather, John McCarthy, of No. 45 Sussex street, on Sunday, was committed today by Justice Stilsing on a charge of manslaughter. The old man died suddenly on. Sun day, and it has not been de termined yet whether his death was due to the effects of the young man’s violence or to natural causes. when arrested he gave his name as “Burden.” A Liquor Dealer*’ Ticket. The Liquor Dealers’ Association meets this afternoon at Roche’s Hall. It is ex pected that apian of campaign for the fall election will be arranged. The saloon keepers claim that they are large tax payers and owners of real estate, and that they are not represented in the county government. They intend to make, and support their own ticket. -•-— A lecture to aiotners. Mrs. Harris (Hope Ledyard) will deliver a lecture to mothers at the Park Reformed Church tomorrow afternoon. The lecture will be under the auspices of the local W. C. T. U. t A Warrant for Chanceman Randal. Charles Sturgis, of No. 813 Al len avenue, the nineteen year old son of Policeman Sturgis, before Justice Weed this morning swore out a warrant for assault against Chance man Randal, of the Grove street station. Young Sturgis says that he met Randal in Hamilton Park this morning and asked him a civil question, when the policeman struck him In the face several times. J.McKenzie, the Pavonia avenue saloon keeper, who witnessed the assault, says that Randal was intoxicated. A SINKING FUND SETBACK. Mayor Cleveland Vetoes the Scheme to Fund the City’s Debt to the County. | The project of the Board of Finance to adjust the city’s financial accounts with the county, and to reorganize the city’s Sinking Fund by an issue of nearly $3,000,000 worth of bonds, is liable to receive a considerable setback when the Board of Finance meets ■ tomorrow morning. This morning a re port that Mayor Cleveland had dictated vetoes of the resolutions which the Board passed, in pursuance of the scheme, at its last meeting was current. Upon investigation it was learned that the Mayor had dictated several vetoes relative to the Sinking Fund project, and had caused them to be forwarded to the Board of Finance and the Sinking Fund Commissioners. The documents were received in sealed envel opes by Clerk McAneny, of the Board, and put by him in a pigeonhole of the Board’s safe without being opened. Neither Clerk McAneny nor Mr. Mc Aghon, Mayor Cleveland’s private secre tary, felt at liberty to vouchsafe any in formation concerning the reasons for his action which the Mayor has incorporated in the vetoes. No enlightenment on the subject could be gleaned from Mayor Cleveland as he was out of town. The vetoes will make in teresting reading, no doubt, and as a result tomorrow’s session of the Board will be worth attending. JERSEY YACHTSMEN MEET. A Committee on Consolidation Will Con fer With the Athletes. The Jersey City Yacht Club met at No 83 Montgomery street last evening, and transacted a lot of business. It was one of the biggest meetings held in a very long time, and one of the most important. President Hilton was in the chair, and the first thing he listened to was the re port of the delegates to the meeting of the New York Yacht Racing Association, to the effect that the club is now a member of the Association; that the Herreshoff system of time allowance had been adopted; that the rules and so on of the Association would be printed and sent to the fourteen clubs belonging to it, and that the principal regatta of the Associa tion would be on September 3. Then two new members were elected:— George W. Thomas and John Wright. On Mr. Klumpp’s resolution, after a discussion, Commodore Pierson, President Hilton, Vice-Commodore Leon Abbett, Jr., John F. Klumpp, and Garrett Van- • Horn, being the two chief officers of the club and three boat owners, were appointed a committee to oonfer with a committee of the Jersey City Athletic Club as to the advisability and possible manner of con solidation of the two clubs. Leon Abbett, Jr., was instructed to bftng suit against members indebted to the club to recover the amounts of their in debtedness. The Entertainment Committee an nounced that the annual Planked Shad Would be eaten at the Club House, May 5, and that the number of tickets would be limited to about 300. The formal spring day of the yachting season will be, as usual, Decoration Day, May 30. A QUEER MEDICAL SOCIETY. To Regulate Cost of Attendance and Prices of Drugs. Articles of incorporation were filed this morning in the County Clerk’s office by “The Guarantee Medical Association.” The incorporators are Frederick R. Dudley and Ellen M. Dudley, of Newark; Francis M. Gillett and Carlton R, Smith, of New York. The capital stock is *1,000,000, but the amount subscribed to begin business is but *1,000. This peculiar corporation, in the paper filed by it, claims that it is organized to “Provide medical attendance by duly licensed physicians to any person or per sons requiring the same at uniform and stipulated prices. Also, to provide and supply, or cause to be supplied, drugs and medicines at uniform and stipulated prices.” The charter also gives the corporation the right to acquire and hold property, personal and real. Odd Fellows’ Anniversary. General John L. Wheeler, Past, Grand Master of the I. O. O. F., and Past Depart ment Commander G. A R., of New Jer sey, will deliver a lecture on Odd Fellow ship, illustrated with magnificent stere opticon views, on Thursday evening, April 25,1889, in the Second Presbyterian Church, Third street, near Jersey avenue. The entertainment is under the auspices of Mt. Sinai Encampment, No. 5,1. O. O. F.. and is intended to celebrate the seventieth an niversary of the institution of Odd Fellow ship in America. General Wheeler is a lecturer of rare power and a rich treat will be given to all who attend. A Junior State League. George W. Journeay, manager of the Jersey City Baseball Club, and Harrv B. Cliace, manager of the Golden Baseball Club, are getting up the New Jersey State League, and all clubs who would like to join (with members from fifteen to sixteen years old), should send their addresses to President George W. Journeay, No. 279 Grove street, who will send them notiflcaj tion of the meeting which will be held. A Mysterious Arrest. Detectives McNally and Dalton brought to Police Headquarters yesterday after noon Adam Schwartz, of Brook lyn. Great secrecy was maintained in regard to the prisoner, and Chief Mur phy says he is a notorious criminal who is wanted on a serious charge. The Weather Today. [Special to the Jersey City News.] Washington, April3,1889.—Weather in dications for twenty-four hours:—For North and South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Miss issippi, Eastern Texas, Michigan, Wis consin, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota and Dakota, fair. For all other States rains. _ The Weather at Hartnett’s. April 2. Deg. j April 3. Deg. At 3 P. M.58 At ft A. M.52 AtftP. M.55 At 9 A. M.52 At 9 P. M.,54 Atnoou.CO At Midnight..58 O’Reilly’s Excelsior Oat Tonic. The best nerve and brain tonic in the world. Hotels, druggists, grocers and saloons sell it, or send to the manufacturers for it. 829 and 881 Newark ave., Jersey City.*.* WATER FOR BAYONNE. Her Councilmen Discuss the Bartlett, Alias Mont clair, Swindlecate’s Contract. THE MAYOR FOUND A FLAW. It Would Have Made Bayonne Merely a Lever to Pry Jersey City Into the Proper Attitude. The Bayonne Board of Councilmen held a midnight session last evening, and-de voted three hours to tf discussion of the question of a new water supply. Mayor Newman, City Attorney FuUer and City Engineer and Surveyor Smith met with the Board and took part in the discussion. Several agents of the water syndicate were among the auditors, but they con tented themselves with listening to the debate and remaining incognito. The subject was brought before the cooofAn ltv a unofi al fiWimit.t.ftfl. CflTlSIRtlnSf of Councilmen Sanford, Cadmus and Cronin, submitting a report recommend ing that a contract for a new supply be made with the Monfclair Water Company, an alias of the Bartlett syndicate, and enclosing a blank form of contract which had been approved by the officials of the company. The document stated that the company would agree to furnish and the city would consent to take for a period of twenty-five years a pure, wholesome supply of water from the Passaic, above Paterson, and its upper tributaries at the rate of $80 per million gallons. The supply was to have a pressure of forty-five pounds to the square inch and it would be furnished upon the termination of November 1, 1890, of the city’s present con tract with Jersey City. The minimum quantity to be taken by the city was placed at one million gallons daily and the maximum quantity at ten million gallons daily. In case the com pany made a contract with Jersey City the city would consent to have the contract assigned to Jersey City 1 without any change in its provisions, and in case the company made a contract with New York the rate per million gallons was to be reduced to $70. The report and con tract was sent to the Committee of the whole. "1 would like to be enlightened on this matter,” said Councilman Kelly, turning toward Mayor Newman, ‘‘What will Jer sey City pay, and what will Newark pay in case contracts are made with them'/ It is only a little over seven miles from Jersey City here, and I’m told Newark and Jersey City will get the water for $40 per million, and we are to pay $80. Two for one, and tlmt for twenty-five years. The old contract was only for five years, and it was a wise thing, as events 'now show. It seems to me twenty-five years is a long time for the contract to run and the city should have the right to abandon the contract if it does not like it.” XU U|XCU up —-T y-T-' President Goddard moved that the Com mittee ol the Whole recommend to award the contract to the company. “As chairman of the special committee, I can say that the contract is the best we can make with the company,” remarked Councilman Sanford. “I seriously ob jected to the twenty-five years clause, but the company insisted that it would make no contract for a less pe riod The company proposes to run a special pipe to Bayonne from Newark for the supply. As to price, It is understood that unless we show a disposition to accept the terms to-night we may have to pay $120 per million becausa Jersey City may get the contract first and we will be at its mercy. We pay Jersey City $90 per million now for impure water. The company owns all the rights and privileges for a water supply from the region above Paterson, and we cannot get a supply through any other source.” Councilman Kelly renewed His objec tions to the length of the contract, THE JERSEY CITY BUG-A-BOO. “There is a provision in the contract,” said City Attorney Fuller, “that the water shall be pure as the upper Passaic. If there should be a failure in this provision it would be a violation of the contract. Newark has made a contract at a rate a little over $40 per million, but Newark is nearer the source of supply and a greater consumer than is Bayonne. In Jersey City the rate to consumers is higher than it is iBayounen , yet Jersey City says it costs more than $100 per mil lion to supply Bayonne. Jersey City will raise the rate to Bayonne if Bayonne must depend on Jersey City for a supply. In Jersey City the committee of one hundred fought against granting the company a contract. They went to the Legislature relief but uot getting it they abandoned hope. Since then they have had an inter view with the Montclair Company, and now they will withdraw opposition aud recammend making the contract, I have been notified by three members of the Board of Public Works that the contract will be made within three weeks. With the rate first at $100, then at $00 per million, the rates to consumers are ten per cent. lower in Bay onne than in Jersey City. Bayonne also has a surplus in her water account above all accrued liabilities with a new supply of better water at a reduced rate the Water Department can do still better. Bayonne is in an emergency and must act promptly, else the company will withdraw the offer, and Bayonne will be at the mercy of Jersey City.” Councilman Kelly said he was willing to vote for the contract if the Board ad journed the matter two weeks and sent a committee to Jersey City to see what could be done there. i iron VPH'Vt A VT’g VTOTTO “If a delay of two weeks placed Bayonne irrevocably in the hands of Jersey City,” interposed Mayor Newman, “no man will regret it more than Mr. Kelly. The time has arrived when prompt action is re quired. If any gentleman will show me any other source than this one I am will ing to wait. This is the only source, and our only subject of dis cussion is whether it is better to deal with the owners of the supply, or with those who arc to get their supply from the own ers. The future of the city depends to a great extent upon getting a supply of good water, for the Passaic is abominable. I am not willing to be placed at the mercy of Jersey City, and allow Bayonne to be the tail to her kite. We are competent to manage our water affairs as we do the rest of our business. Jersey City has gone behind in her water account 4108,000 the current year. “I believe that with the new system there will be no necessity to issue another bond for Bayonne’s water system if the same frugal management is pursued as now and in the past. I would rather have the contract for fifty years than for one. We have reached the most important crisis in oar city’s affairs since it was incorporated. Suppose we made an agreement with the Board of Public Works in Jersey City, how long would it last? They will not make a con tract while the one we have with them is in force.” Water Purveyor O’Connor said that he considered the contract would be a good one for the city to make. The rate to con sumers in Bayonne is sixty-flve cents per thousand, the third or fourth lowest in the country, and the first in profit. A FLAW IX THE CONTRACT. CouncUmen Cronin, O’Farrell and Scofield advocated the contract The lat ter said that a contract for five years would give the company about $250,000 and the least estimate for the water works and pipes would come near to, if not ex ceed, that amount. In consequence the company demanded a longer period. After some further discussion and quiet talk Mayor Newman discovered that a clause in the contract made it null and void if the company did not furnish the supply within five years after November 1, 1890, and only inflicted a penalty of $20 per day for the delay. He desired the city 1 o be better protected, and advised postponing action on the subject. On motion of Councilman O’Farrell the con tract was referred back to the special committeejso that the objectionable clause could be amended in a manner that would not permit the company to simply use Bayonne as a lever to move Jersey City to make a contract. City Attorney Fuller was also authorized to select additional counsel to investigate and correct the con tract. FRANCE AND GERMANY. There May Be War Soon, Lest Bismarck Should Gobble Luxemburg Later. [By Cable to the United Press.] Paris, April 3,1889.—M. Camille Pelle tan is hardly the man one would look to for the most oerspicuous view of the situa tion in France, but his opinions are en titled to some respect, he having been chosen as the mouthpiece of the remon strants against the movement in favor of royalty there. Though snubbed by M. Constans, Minister of the Interior, subjected to cross-fire from Cassagnac and the Due de la Rochefoucauld, and on the whole get ting the worst of the concentrated attack from his formidable antagonists, he is respected for his consistent fidelity to Republican institutions. In a recent interview he expressed his firm conviction that a speedy war with Germany is what the royalist faction is earnestly endeavoring to bring to pass. Pamphlets, which he is certain emanated from the supporters of royalty, are being widely circulated, especially in the South of France, call ing attention to German intrigues, accusing the prominent Republicans of truckling to the natural foes of the coun try and calling upon all true patriots to rally to its defence. German aggression must be repelled, and the writer has cer tainly made out a strong case concerning the dangers on the frontier. Luxem burg once gone, he says, France may bid farewell to all future hopes of being ranked as one of the great powers of Europe, and unless a determined front is shown, that much coveted territory will fall into the hands of Germany at the ap proaching death of the King of Holland. This is urging open war, and though France is hardly prepared for hostilities, when will she be more ready to cope with Germany? Certainly not when Luxem burg is as strongly fortified as Strasburg mu) \T I't u A ft<‘iit inn la also nailed to the probability that the sickly young Princess of Holland may die in childhood, and the prospect of that country, with its vast and priceless colonies, fulling to a Saxon princess as next in sncession and ultimately to the Germanic empire forcibly is dilated upon. The language of the Due de la Roche foucauld in the Chamber has been of late more prophetic than ever of triumph to the royalist cause, and that it does not provoke more emphatic remonstrance is significant. It is the Republicans who appear to be cowed now, and the want of another Gam betta is severely felt. The party is anxiously awaiting a leader and there is no lack of ambitious aspirants for the position, but just now eloquence and the faculty of organization appear to be found only among their opponents. Gladstone and Bright. [By Cable to the United Press.] London, April 3, 1889.—An impressive scene took place in the Chapel Royal, St. James’ Palace, on Sunday when the Bishop of Ripon preuched a eulogistic sermon on the late John Bright. Mr. Gladstone stood during the whole of the discourse, eagerly catching every word of the preacher’s eloquence. POLITICAL CONVENTIONS. A Democratic Deadlock — Republicans Name “Ras” Lewis. The Fourth District Democratic Con vention was held last night at William Duffy saloon, at the Five Corners. The committee was in session until three o’clock this morning, but no nominations were made. The delegates of Joseph Keogh and John Dunn stood stubborn, aud about seventy-live ballots were taken without any break in the deadlock. Com missioner Kern was nominated for the Board of Public Works, and Christian Hallam for Justice of Peace. The Fifth District Convention was held at Colonel Brown’s at the Court House. The following nominations were made: John W. Aymar, for Alderman; John Pearson, Board of Works; Henry Win decker, Fire Commissioner; John Mitch ell, Constable, aud Chris Schlermacher aud John Allen for Justices of the Peace. The nominations were by acclamation. The Republican convention of the Third district met last night at No. 435 Grove street and made the following nominations:—“Has” Lewis for Aider man; George Jones, Police Commissioner; Joseph Acton, Fire Commissioner; W. Allan and Mr. Freeman, for Justices of the Peuce. It was officially announced that Thomas Shea was nominated for Constable, but the nomination is doubted. “Ras” Lewis squeezed in between Jacob Sher-ry aud Alderman Marinus, who were fighting bitterly to keep one another out of the nomination. George Jones had a hard fight with ex-Police Commissioner Van Reiper. __ Death of Ross WJiians* Widow. Af re W V Wimina riiWl in BftlfimnrA early this morning. As a girl she was Elizabeth West, a sister of Mrs. Tilden, who was the mother of Marmaduke and Clayland Tilden, of this city. She mar ried the elder Koss Winans, the great engineer and rich man of Baltimore. Mr. Marmaduke Tilden left for Baltimore early this morning. Jersey City Notes. Five indictments were found by the Grand Jury yesterday. Joseph Garrott, who is serving a six months’ term at Snake Hill, while at work at the stone crusher yesterday had his hand cut off. It got caught iu the machinery. The suit of the Knickerbocker Brewing Com pany against Charles Hammer to recover $410.88 for balance due ou judgment obtained for beer and a promissory note, was withdrawn, and Judge Knapp permitted it to go over for the term. In the suit of Robert O. Babbitt et ais, to re cover 41,210.10 principal and interest from Abra ham Meyer, on a note endorsed by Garrett Brothers, Counsellor E. S. Cowles said in court this morning that, owing to the action of the Court of Chancery in this case some time ago, he believed the defendant had no defence in this court. The jury was directed to find a verdict for plaintiff. Bergen Building and Loan Associations Nos. 1 and 2 neld a meeting last night. The receipts for the evening were $2,000. August Crummel, who recently was indicted for breaking and entering,'and eluded the vigi lance of the police, was this morning sentenced by Judge Lippincott to a term of six months at Snake Hill. Bsscuau’s Pills act like magic on a weak stomach 'J I KILLED HIMSELF AT LAST. THAT HAS THE COM ME XT OX JOHN EE HE’S SUICIDE. He Hail Made Many Threats, amt the Tragedy Fast Night Was less Bloody Than it Might Have Been—His Family Ha<l a Narrow Escape. "Hang Fehl has killed himself at last,” said a man who dropped into Kramer’s saloon, corner of Thorne street and Cen tral avenue,about eight o’clock last night. "Well, he has been threatening to do it for the past two years, and I am not sur prised,” said a listener. The news was true. In the little cot tage, No. 135 South street, lay the body of the suicide on the parlor floor. “John Fehl, the dead man, was well known on the Hill. He lived in a one story house on South street that was al ways kept in good repair. With him lived his wife and six children, the oldest four teen years, and his father-in-law. who is blind and lame. Fehl was a butcher by trade, and had worked for some of the principal victuallers in Washington Mar ket and the neighborhood. Of late he had acted as engineer in some of the large FEHL WAS A QUEER CHARACTER. He earned good wages and was a liberal provider for his family. While a drinking man, he was not a drunkard,and his regu lar habits were a matter of comment in the neighborhood, But he had more than once exhibited symptoms of a disordered mind. A short time ago his threat of kill ing his family and himself led to his wife’s causing his arrest , but he acted so ration ally when brought before the judge that that official discharged him. A year ago he fusnioned a rope into a hangman’s noose and sharpened a knife, and. showing them to his wife, said that he intended to kill the whole family and then hang himself. The rope and knife to have forgotten all about his threats. On Sunday last he killed three chickens, and told his wife that he wanted her to cook them all so that the whole family could have a good meal, as it would be their last, for he was about to kill them and himself. He was humored in his fancy, but his freak passed oft harmlessly as before. THE CAUSE OF THE TRAGEDY. His comfortable home was really the source of his trouble. He bought it about five years ago in connection with his wife and father-in-law. They all put their lit tle savings into it. The title was in their joint names, and the deceased wanted to sell it in order to raise money to go into business, but was opposed by the others. About seven o’clock last night he went out and got a pint of beer. Returning, he poured out a glassful! and dropped a pow der into it, supposed to be Paris green. He then pulled out a pistol, and, telling his wife that he had poisoned himself, threat ened to kill the rest of the family. The frightened woman gathered her children about her and rushed into the back room and locked the door. She heard the report of a pistol, and, running to the front room, found her husband lying dead on the floor. He had placed the pistol in his mouth, and, pull ing the trigger, had sent a bullet crashing through his brain. __ TUB NEWARK CONFERENCE. An Unusually Largo Attendance at the Opening. [Special to the Jersey City News.} Plainfield, April 3,1889.—The Newark Conference organized at the Methodist church here today. There is an attendance of 350. which is unusually large. Bishop Merrill presided, and the address of wel come was made by James McGee. After the ceremony of the Lord’s supper, an organization was effected, and the officers of the last Conference were reappointed. A. .T.Palmer is treasurer, and Albert Clement.AV. A. Ruth, J. A. Cole and Av. C. Nelson are assistants. The statist ical secretary is J. A. Gutteridge, and the engrossing secretary John O. Morrow. J. P. Dodd is general secre tary and Jonathan M. Meeker his assist ant. The session opens in a manner in every way satisfactory. FLAME SWEPT PRAIRIES. Men Fighting Fire with Sacks and Brooms Without Avail. Scotland, Dak., April 3,1889.—Another terrible prairie lire swept over the country south ot Scotland yesterday afternoon, and its path is marked by the smoldering embers of many homes. The wind was blowing at the rate of fully sixty miles an hour, and with the high grasses us dry as tinder, the terrific force of the fire was be yond description. At three o’clock word was brought to town that the prairie was afire north of West Town and immediately a hundred men started in teams toward the ap proaching fire armed with brooms and sacks. Arriving at Alfred Brown’s farm, two miles north. all his barns, dairies and cattle sheds were a blazing mass, and the efforts of the crowd were directed to saving his residence and beating the fire out. that would in a short time have swept down upon the town. Brown’s residence was saved, but all his household goods that had been carried out by the family, were burned. One mile north of Brown’s the fire burned the place of Henry Hagelfry, and lie barely escaped with his fam ily. Across from Hagelfry lived D. D. Tomlinson, a prosperous farmer, and everything about his place except his house was swept away. Five horses and several head of live stock were among his losses. By seven o’clock last evening the fire iu the west had been ex tinguished, but the fire was still raging in the southeast. The town of Olivet, the county seat of Hutchinson county, eight miles north, is reported to be more than Half burned up. The bridges on the rail road west of the town were burned. The losses the last two days will be fully $50,000. John Boyds Beat the Centuries. An interesting game was played on the alleys of Colonel Brown last night by the John Boyds and Century Clubs. The fol lowing are the scores;— CENTURY. | JOHN BOYD. Loud.119 Heintze.172 Smith.17:1 | Simon.155 Hulse .196 i Noonan.176 Jarvis....128 I Smith, C.172 Mills .120 Fernane.161 Converse.116 ! Maguire.146 Munroe.Ill Lynch.157 Kerr .154 Faria.174 Del Orme, \V.153 Hanly.197 Del Grrne, E.137 Boyd.134 Total.1407 Total.1644 A Row About a Towel. John Raymond, aged twenty-one years, a waiter in the restaurant at No. 64 Mont gomery street, was compelled by Justice Stilsing this morning to give bonds to|keep the peace. S. A. Wyatt, a clerk in Campbell’s drug store, at No. 40 Montgomery street, complained that Raymond had assaulted him. Raymond said that he took an order to Wyatt and when the dishes came back a towel was missing. He went to the store to collect for the towel and was called names which he resented. MR. CONEY HAD TO PAY. The Adjournment of the Di vorce Case Cost Him Twelve Dollars. THE HEARING IS RESUMED. Mrs. Coney Dresses Appropriately in the Role of the Destitute Wife. The proceedings in the Coney divorce case this morning before Advisory Master Randolph in the Court of Chancery were enlivened by a breezy little legal scrap be tween Counsellors M. T. Newbold and John Linn. At the opening of the Court Counsellor Newhold called attention to the fact that the order which was made at the last hearing directing Mr. Coney to pay Mrs. Coney $12 to meet her expenses caused by the ad journment last week, had not been com plied with. Mr. Linn read the order, and said that he was to blame for the adjournment and if any one was to pay the money he would do it. Mr. Newbold said that he did not understand the order to be a pen alty upon counsel, but he thought a hus buud should support his wife under the circumstances. • iiau luoniiuan Mr. Linn replied that the order was an ex parte one, and when Mr. Coney was brought up for contempt for not comply ing with it, he thought he could show that the order ought never to have been made. After some further argument Master Randolph insisted upon the money being puid, and Mr. Linn handed the amount over to Mr. Newbold. Mrs. Coney came into court with a heightened color, which materially added to her attractiveness. She has discarded her rich, plum colored wrap for a plain brown ulster which completely enveloped her graceful figure and at the same time gave her more the appearance of a poverty stricken wife in need of alimony. MR. HARNEY’S DELICATE ATTENTIONS. The first witness, Mrs. Clara Whitman, of No. 128 East 125th street. New York, said that she lived at No. 84 Wayne street, where she became acquainted with Mrs. Coney. Mrs. Coney told her that she had frequently been out with Mr. Harney. She often met him on the road and went driving with him. Mrs. Coney told witness that Mr. Harney had given her a diamond ring, a nail brush bouquets and sponges. Mrs. Coney made Mr. Harney a present of a silver match box, for which Bhe paid $ii. On one occasion Mrs. Coney told the witness of the great trouble she had had that day in escaping Mr. Harney’s wifa < who followed her about New York while she was on her way to meet Mr. Harney. Mrs. Coney often received letters which she told the witness were from Mr. Har ney, and were full of love. One day she started to read one of these letters to Mrs. Whitman, but at that moment she heard Mr. Coney’s brother coming down stairs and she threw the letter into the stove. *4-4 THE WITNESS DID NT SCABE WELL. Mr. Newbold undertook to impeach the witness’ character by asking her some questions concerning the gentleman for whom she is now keeping house. This brought Mr. Linn to his feet with an earnest protest, and after some legal sparring the Master came to Mrs. Whit man's rescue by ruling the questions out. But Mrs. Whitman needed no assistance. Throwing back the loose, pale blue wrap she wore, she firmly grasped the arms ol the witness chair, and, giving the black ostrich plume which waved from hei Gainsboro’ hat a decided shake, she reso lutely faced the cunning counsellor. She answered all his questions in a sharp, crisp manner, which disconcerted Mr. Newbold so that he soon let her go. HOW ABOUT MB. CONEY. Mrs. McDowell was recalled and testi fied that on one occasion when Harney was visiting Mrs. Coney, he said that Mrs. Harney had rheumatism. “It lias gotten into her left shoulder,” he said, “and it might go to her heart and kill her, and if it does we will get mar ried.” Mr. Coney testified to having met Mr. Haruey in New York with his wife, and then Mr. Linn rested. After some medical testimony had been taken Mr. Newbold called Mrs. Coney, who took the stand. Mr. Harney, who had been sitting beside her during the proceedings, helped her to arrange her wrap and gave her a smile of encourage ment as she seated herself in the witness chair. She told her story in a demure, confiding manner, greatly calculated to impress the Master with her innocence. She told of her marriage and subsequent life. When she discovered her husband’s baseness she resolved to leave him. She had no one with whom to tulk upon the subject; nud so she consulted Mr. Harney. She went from her home to Taylor's Hotel with Mrs. Gertrude McDowell. Mrs. McDowell met Haruey on the street one day and she sent him to Samuel Anuess’ store, where she received fciOO. She looked upon this money as a loan, which she thought she might repay out ol the alimony the Court would allow her. While at Taylor’s she had no timepiece, and she and Mrs. McDowell both caught cold looking out of the window at the Ful ler building clock. When Mr. Harney heard of this he kindly sent her a gold watch. THE BLIZZABD STOBY AGAIN. From Taylor’s the ladies went to tha Lafayette Hotel, Philadelphia. Mr. Har nev visited her there on the Sunday pre ceding the blizzard. On the next day he started for home, but on the following Wednesday he came back in a “terrible condition.” i went to tne uoor in repiy iu u« knock,” said Mrs. Coney, “and he said, 'For goodness sake let me lie down.’ We put him on the sofa and gave him beef, iron and wiue.” BShe denied all testimony concerning the subsequent proceedings, which was given, on a former hearing by Mrs. McDowell. S Harney, she said, slept that night on the sofa, covered with a blanket and his over coat, which she put over him. From the Lafayette they went to the West End Hotel, because the Lafayette, Mr. Harney thought, was too expensive. Mr. Harney visited her there three or four times, but always when Mrs. McDowell was present. . . I They went from Philadelphia to the St , George Hotel. Brooklyn. Here Mrs. Coney could not stand the steam heat and they went to the Mansion House, where she and Mrs. McDowell had rooms on the opposite side of the hall. At all these places she was visited by Mr. Harney, but always in the presence of Mrs. McDowell. At this point the Court took a recess. Harry—How clumsy a girl Is in wrapping up a parcel. Jack—Yes. The only thing she can put in paper is her hair,.