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I The Mayor’s Boards Secure
Control of the Police
and Fire Depart
The Interesting Story Stoker Hayes
Tells About Fire Commissioner
The indication? are that the public will
be treated to some dissolving views in con.
nection with the charter contest.
Only two Boards are left to contest for
the positions with the newly appointed
Boards. These are the Board of Finance
and the Board of Works.
The new Board of Finance deem the de"
mand made on the Clerk of the old Board
for the city property this morning inade.
quate, ana cney win mane a iresn uemanu
of the members of the old Board at the
old Board’s meeting to be held this even
ing. It will be refused,of course, and then,
t if the general expectation be realized, an
appeal will be made to the Courts.
Senator William D. Edwards, the new
Corporation Counsel, intimated strongly
to me, lioweyer, that another method of
settlement may be found.
The members of the new Board of
Works have not filed their bonds yet; so
no demand has been made on the old
Board. When it is made a refusal to sur
render will be encountered. Commis
sioner Van Keuren, who is a member of
both the old and new Boards, said when I
■' questioned him this morning that his.
bondsman is out of town and will not be
at home till next Tuesday. When his
bondsman returns he will qualify himself
to serve with the new Board.
There was an absolute surrender of the
servants of the old Police Board to the
new masters this morning. Clerk Gilbert
P. Robinson, of the old Board, acted as
Clerk of the new Board, and told me after
the meeting that he had turned over the
records and the property of the depart
-V ment In his hands to the Mayor’s Commis
Chief of Police Murphy made an equally
explicit surrender. Commissioners Feeney,
I Benson and Kelly—the Mayor’s Board—
■ asked him this morning whether he pro
S posed to recognize the authority of the
j new or the old masters, ana he answered
' that he should recognize the new ones.
“They represent a law that is on the
statute books,” was the Chief’s reason.
“Till that law is overturned or repealed I
shall bow to their authority.”
So the members of the old Board are
entirely out of the control of the depart
ment and they feel quite “miffed” about
Commissioner Davis, re-elected at the
recent election to serve a new term, filed
his bond yesterday in preparation for
fight. Commissioners Smith and O’Don
nell, his confreres of the old Board, won
dered, when I told them of what the Chief
and the Clerk had done, how they dured
to steal the department from them.
Mayor Cleveland took a good deal of
, fight out of the old Fire Board when he
appointed three of its six members to
serve on the new Board. Guiton, Madden
and Mills, the three who were not pro
5 vided for, would not constitute a fighting
quorum. But even two of these three will
find their grief at losing Commissioner
ships assuaged. Mr. Guiton was made
driver of Engine No. 6 last night, and
Madden is to be given a position as tapper
under the new Board of Works.
Charley Estabrook, the Clerk of the
Eresent Board, says that no demand has
een made on the old Board for the prop
erty of the Department, but that he wul
surrender and be the Clerk of the new
Board when the new Board comes in.
tio it looks as though the only man left
to fight for the old Fire Board is “Tom”
Mills, and of course he will have to fight
on the outside.
There is a good deal of talk in the
Department ns to the manner in which
Guiton got his position. He has long
been the trusted friend of Ilnyes, stoker
of No. 1 engine. Hayes was bounced last
evening for being drunk and off duty.
John Coughlin, the driver of No. 0 engine,
was sent to take Hayes’ place, and then
Commissioner Guiton was appointed to
the place Coughlin had vacated.
Hayes was thus sacrificed to the man
whom he regarded as his friend. Hayes
I supplements the story with the explain
ntion that Gniton got him drunk and
then excused him from making his ap
pearance on duty the next day.
Mr. Hogencamp, the president of the
Second National Bank, corrects the state
S meut that Mr. Bray is a partner of ex
. Judge Marcus Beach. Air. Bray is a
gentleman of leisure.
It was with no design of reflecting on
Mr. Kenny, one of the new members of
the Board of Finance, that it was stated
yesterday that he had had his eye on that
Board for years. He has frequently been
mentioned in the past as a possible'mem
ber of the Board of Finance. Mr. Kenny
says that this was never done at his solici
It is said on excellent authority that
Henry Lembeck has declined the Mayor’s
appointment as a Sinking Fund Cominis
siouer. When he was sought at his brew
ery today it was said he had gone out of
town. _
j Edelsteln Throws It Down and
Clerk McAneny Picks It Up.
I The new Board of Finance met this
morning at the City Hall. About half-past
ten o’clock Geo. R. Hillier, John Edelstein,
. Thomas E. Bray and John Kenny filed
into the room of the Board and took pos
session of the office. Alderman, Assem
blyman and City Collector Patrick H.
O’Neill, looking as if the affairs of the
whole city rested upon his shoulders,
accompanied them. Senator Edwards,
the Mayor’s appointee as Corporation
Counsel, was also preseut, with his hands
full of papers.
The gentlemen quietly dropped into the
few chairs the Office contained, Mr.
O’Neill called the meeting to order and
began:—“I make a motion-”
‘“No you don’t make any motion,” broke
in Senator Edwards, with a characteristic
wave of the hand.
Mr. O’Neill promptly subsided and Mr.
Edwards said that nominations for presi
dent were in order. Mr. O’Neill nomi
nated John Edelstein for chairman and
Mr. Edelstein was elected. Mr. William
German, a reporter for the Evening Jour
nal, was chosen as clerk.
Mr. Edelstein then addressed himself to
George McAneny, the clerk of the old
Board, and said:—" Mr. McAneny, the
Board of Finance having organized ac
cording to law, I make a demand upon
you for this office.”
“I have been directed,” replied Mr. Mc
Aneny, “by the Board of Finance which
elected me clerk to refuse, and I there
fore respectfully decline to comply with
your demand.”
A resolution offered by Mr. Hillier was
then adopted, directing the president to
call upon Joseph Warren, John D. Fraser,
Thomas D. Jordan and Emile E. llatz,
the members of the old Board of Finance,
to immediately surrender all books,
papers, vouchers and other property be
longing to the city and now in their pos
session. On motion of Mr. Kenny, the
clerk was directed to notify the various
Boards of the city that the Board of
Finance was now organized and ready to
receive any communication relative to the
business of the city.
The bonds of the City Collector were
fixed at $100,000; of the Comptroller at
$50,000, and of the City Treasurer at $100,
000. Corporation Counsel Edwards sub
mitted the bonds offered by John
Prigge, David W. W. Lawrence
and Mieliael O’Donnell, the newly
appointed Tax Commissioners, in the
sum of $15,000 each; the bonds of John P.
Feeney, C. H. Benson and James E.Kelly,
the newly appointed Police Commission
ers, in the same amount; and those of
Comptroller George R. Hough in the sum
of *50,000.
The Board then took a recess, during
which the above bonds were approved.
Upon reassembling the Board adopted a
resolution appointing a committee of one
to confer with the city’s legal officers as to
the best method of obtaining possession of
the various city offices.
Mr. Feeney Is President and Colonel
Robinson Clerk Pro Tem.
As soon as the Mayor’s new Board of
Finance had approved the bonds of the
new Police Commissioners Mr. Feeney,
who had been in attendance upon the
Board of Finance’s meeting, and had fre
quently asked Senator Edwards, "Can the
Police Board organize now?” hurried
around to headquarters and gathered to
gether his colleagues, James E. Kelly and
ex-Reverend City Editor Beusou. Colonel
Robinson, the clerk of the present Board,
joined them, and they proceeded to effect
an organization.
Mr. Feeney was elected president and
Colonel Robinson was chosen temporary
clerk. No opposition was offered to the
new Board’s proceeding, and Colonel
Robinson afforded them free access to all
the books and papers of the department
at his command.
After adopting a resolution directing
the Chief to see that the present manunl
of the department which contains all the
rules and regulations for the government
of the force is complied with, the Board
And Benefit Entertainments Are To Be
Given for Mrs. McTainany.
Money continues to flow in to be added
to the fund for the family of heroic Pat
rick McTamany. The following addi
J.1 1 Lovrn Vinnn <m»t
The Jersey City News:—
H. S. and friends. 00
Citv Staff of The Jersey City News. 10 00
J. C. Wallace. 25
J. F. Burrage. 50
Henry D. Boekmann. 5o
Joseph H. Reynolds. 1 00
J. W. Bergen. 50
H. W, Leuikull. 1 00
Samuel Craig. 50
Frank Neye. 50
R. W. Wilson. 25
D. B. Tice. 50
S. R. Stackhouse. 50
Henry Rehmhoff. 25
Cash. 2 00
Cash. 10
Previously acknowledged. 163 10
Total.8185 45
This fund should reach $200 by tomor
row. It is not alms to support anyone in
idleness, but help for a struggling woman
and her children visited by a sudden and
terrible affliction.
A benefit literary entertainment and
concert will be given at Roche’s Hall, May
8, for the benefit of the McTamany family.
Anxious to Fight.
\Special to the Jersey City Neics.]
Boston, April 25, 1889.—At the Daly
Kelliher fight on Tuesday evening last
Kelliher felt sore that Joe Cannon, who
was coaching Daly, at the close of the
contest announced that hg was willing to
fight Cannon any number of rounds witli
skin gloves to a finish for $1,000 a side,
the fight to take place within six weeks.
Yesterday afternoon they met and agreed
to sign articles to bind the match. Both
men have met in the ring before, when
they fought to a draw.
The Pennsylvania’s Earnings.
The statement of all lines of the Penn
sylvania Railroad east of Pittsburg and
Erie for March, 1889, ns compared with
the same month in 1888, shows increased
gross earnings of $209,574; increased ex
penses. $171,087, and increase in net earn
Ulgs, eoaw,l>*u. me iiisi tuiee mourns ot
1889, as compared with the same period o£
1888, show an increase in gross earnings
of $046,040; increase in expenses, $439,521,
and increase in net earnings, $26,519.
Mlcliael Kearney Was Lucky.
Michael Kearney, aged twenty-one, of
No. 23 Porter street, an employee of the
Central Railroad, had a narrow escape
from death yesterday afternoon at the
corner of Johnson and Jersey avenues.
While he was at work he was knocked
down and run over by a truck
loaded with iron weighing 4,000 pounds.
The truck passed over Doth legs, but
strange to say Kearney was only bruised.
He was taken to the City Hospital.
Tried to Kill Herself with Ether.
Mary Devine, who lives with her hus
band at No. 435 Second street, at
tempted to commit suicide last
evening by taking ether. Mrs. Mary
Carroll, a neighbor, discovered her and
called iu the police, who summoned an
ambulance. The surgeon used the
stomach pump and the woman was soon
out of danger. It is said that illness has
unbalanced the woman’s mind.
Ten Horses Suffocated.
Fire broke out early this morning on
the second floor of the three story brick
stable, Nos. 96 and 98 Sullivan street. New
York, occupied by J. Winterbottom. Ten
horses, valued at $2,000, were suffocated.
Erom the Lava lleds to State Prison.
John Featherston, of the Lava Bed
gang, was sent to State Prison today for
six years and three months.
May fashion papers, illustrating all the new
styles, can be had at George E. Watson's Singer
Sewing Machine office, No. M Montgomery, city
and 242 Washington street, Hoboken.***
Ballston Wins tlio If and leap—Good Track
and Fast Racing;.
Despite the blight ami favorable
weather yesterday, the attendance was not
up to the usual standard. The majority of
the owners and trainers who have been
racing for winter oats for their respective
stables having betaken themselves to
Washington and Baltimore to take part
in the first legitimate racing of the season.
The twenty bookmakers who hoisted their
slates were kept but moderately busy as
compared with the usual rush to invest on
the favorates. The miserable riding of
Columbine in the first race and of Single
stone in the last event of the day caused
considerable comment, but good jockeys
were scarce. Dalesman ran a good race
and won cleverly from a fair class field of
horses. Chancellor and Ballston won
their races in clever style,* second choices
in the betting carrying off the honors of
the day.
First Race—For four-year-olds and up
wards, at seven furlongs, brought out
eight starters, with Columbine a strong
favorite. Graeie, after a sharp struggle
tip the stretch, won by a short head from
Billy Brown, who was second, a length in
front of Belmont, third. Time 1.31%.
Mutuels paid $9.40; for a place $5; Billy
Brown, for a place, $9.50.
Second Race—For three year olds and
upwards; one mile; seven runners. Rev
eller was made a hot favorite, but Dales
man in the stretch outran him and won
easily by three lengths. Reveller was
second, six lengths in the lead of Sandy,
third. Time, 1:44%. Mutuels paid $5.50;
for a place, $2.45; Reveller, for a place,
Third Race—For all ages. Selling al
lowances. Three-quarters of a mile, ten
starters, with Chancellor favorite. He
won by a neck after a sharp race with
Long Jack, who was second two lengths
in front of Capulin third. Time, 1.17%.
Mutuels paid $0.80; for a place, $3.50; Long
Jack for a place, $4.95.
Fourth Race—Coster Handicap,one mile,
brought out six starters, Ballston ruling
as the favorite in the books. Ballston
from the tall of the flag making the pace,
and winning easily by a lengtti. Bronzo
marte second, a neck in the lead of Super
visor third, lime, 1.44. Mutuels paid $8.60,
for a place, 8=2.65; Bronzomarte for a place,
Fifth Race—One mile and a sixteenth.
Four good class horses went to the start
ing post, Singlestone being made first
choice. Bill Bond made play from the
start, but Juggler was soon afterward
sent to the front, and won easily by eight
lengths, Bill Bond second, half a length
in front of Ten Booker, third. Time,
1:50%. Mutuels paid $5.75; for a place,
$3.80. Bill Bond for a place, $8.80.
First Race--Little Barefoot,
Second Race—Fiddlehead, Long
Third Race-Beimont, Slumber.
Fourth Race-Chancellor, Tat
Fifth Race—First Attempt,
Lucy H. _
At Clifton Tomorrow.
[Special to the Jersey City A'eirj.]
Clifton Race Track, April 25,1889.—
The following are the entries for tomor
row’s races:—
First JtvACE.—r ive ruriongs; selling allow
ances; purse $250.
Lbs. | Lbs.
The Raven.112 | Louise. 103
America.109 I Little Barefoot.101
Chapman.100 |
Second Race—Five furlongs; selling allow
ances: purse $250.
Lbs. I Lbs.
Long Jack.122 | Isis...101
Fiduleheacl.100 I Babette. 101
Steve Stillwell.100 |
Third Race—Seven furlongs; selling allow
ances; pill’s© $250.
Lbs. Lbs.
First Attempt.115 Gounod.. .100
Pericles.115 Miss Charmer.101
Wandering.112 Slumber. 90
Belmont. 110 J
Fourth Race.—Handicap; Beven furlongs;
purse $500.
Lbs. Lbs.
The Bourbon.122 Reveller.109
Brian Boru.117 Tattler.109
Young Duke..110 My Own.107
Chancellor.115 Ocean.100
Biscuit.114 Guarantee. 99
Osceola.110 La Clair.......97
Long Branch.110
Fifth Race —One mile and a sixteenth; selling
allowaucesj.puree $500.
Lbs. I Lbs.
Bill Bond.120 First Attempt.Ill
Supervisor.115 1 Sandy.106
Monmouth.Ill Nightshade.105
Chancellor.Ill | Lucy H.102
■ .
Both of These Will Be Found at the Ball
Game on Saturday.
Saturday afternoon will see Oakland
Park crowded with baseball lovers, who
hope to see Jersey City win the pennant
in the Atlantic Association.
A brass bund will lighten the time with
lively music, and Worcester and Jersey
City will battle for the ball in the opening
game of the Atlantic Association’s season.
Many of the State officials and almost
nil of the city and county officials will be
Among others who will see the game
will be Mayor Cleveland, who will see the
first game of his life.
Of nnnrac evervhndv in .Tersev Pit. pt
pects to see the home dub win, and almost
everybody believes thut there will not
even be a sharp contest, but with Conway
and Danielle doing the battery work for
Worcester as well as they ever did it for
Boston, everybody is likely to be sur
Daley and Hofford will try to strike the
Yankees out, and the team promises to do
great work with the stick.
If Frank Lang will only stand up to the
plate, and stop getting awav every time a
ball is pitched, that promise will come
nearer being fulfilled.
Snap can bat when he is not afraid of
the ball, and he would help the club a
great deal if ho would only do it.
All the arrangements are complete
to make of Saturday’s game an over
whelming success—that is to say, if
the day be pleasant and the men
play good ball—and it will then
be seen that it is not necesary to have
Boston and New York send their clubs to
Jersey City in order to show the boys what
a good game is.
Turning Steam into Electricity.
The power station established by the
Daft Electric Motor Company in New
ark is filling a long felt want.
They expect to have their new road be
tween Newark and Bloomfield in opera-'
tiou about May 1.
The electric line of the Mt. Adams and
Eden Park Hailway, of Cincinnati, oper
ated by the Daft system, is to be opened
this week.
Lionizing Boulanger.
[By Cable to the United Bre»*.l
London, April 23,1689.—In an interview
today at the Hotel Bristol General Bou
langer said that he had no thought of
issuing a manifesto at present to his fol
lowers in France. It is his intention to
remain quietly in London for the present.
Scores of bouquets of flowers have been
sent him from Puris from his admirers,
and already the General has received
numerous invitations to dinner parties
and receptions in London from his would
be lionize rs.
Brussels, April 35,1889.—M. Rochefort,
Sr., who remained here after General
Boulanger and his companions left yes
terday, has also been requested by the
Belgian government to leave the country.
He started today for London to join the
exiled Boulangists.
Organized Labor Is Taking an Active
Part In It.
“We close at eight o’clock!”
This sign appears in nearly all of the
large stores in Jersey City. It is placed
there through the generous action of the
Merchants’ Protective Association. And
the organized workers of the city have de
termined to do their best to help these
public-spirited merchants.
The Building Trades’ Council, at its
meeting on Tuesday night, pledged the
members of the Early Closing Association
to help the movement. The Jersey
Association, representing between^flve and
six thousand organized workmen, will do
At the coming meetings of all the trade
unions and Ixtcal Assemblies of the
Knights of Labor, action will be taken
asking the workingmen to refuse to pat
ronize those who will not give their
clerks and saleswomen the slight boon
they crave—“ a little more time for rest
anti recreation.”
The ball has been set in motion and the
result will be a general mass meeting in
Cooper Hall on May 8 of all the trades
and labor organizations of the city. Mayor
Cleveland will be the principal speaker.
There will be speeches also by representa
tive labor men from all over the country.
They Answer to Various Charges at the
Court House Today.
Six big constables escorted six little
boys from the jail to the Court House this
morning. One of the boys was William
Clancy, charged with assault and battery
He pleaded guilty and was remanded
for sentence. Then came .Tames and
George Paradine, who broke into the gro
cery store of Peter Sheridan, at Bayonne.
They pleaded guilty. James was sen
tenced to State Prisbn for two years and
six months and George was sent to the
Keform School.
Joseph Madden and James Mannion
were charged with breaking into the
house of Margaret Fox, No. 85 Beacon
avenue, and stealing $50 worth of
jewelry, some of which they
pawned for fifty cents at a pawn
shop on Newark avenue, and some
they gave away. Both were sent to the
Keform School. George Herman, a
thirteen year old lad, stole $2 from his
mother which he expended in soda water
for himself and another boy. It took a
day and one half to spend it. In this case
sentence was postponed.
The 8ociety of Christian Endeavor Gives
a Iteception.
The Society of Christian Endeavor of
the Grove Street Baptist Church, gave a
reception last evening in the parlors of
the church to the Rev. O. J. White, the
retiring assistant minister.
Mr. White has accepted a call to the
Baptist Church at Nashua, N. H., and
will enter upon his pastorate on May 1.
Speeches were made by Mr. John A. Par
ker, the Rev. Mr. Davis, of the Summit
Miss Kittie Terry recited several selec
tions very prettily, and Miss Nicholson,
Miss Fannie Lawrence and Mr. Fred Par
ker contributed the musical features of
the entertainment. After the literary ex
ercises refreshments were served.
A Circus for the Children.
A sunscription is being collected to
take the one hundred and fifty chil
dren in the Alms House to Bar
uum’s Circus April 29. Poormoster
Hewitt has the paper and wants to raise
Jti0. This morning, at the Court House,
he received from Judges Knapp and Lip
pincott and Prosecutor Winfield 86 each,
and from Judge Hoffman 82.
Will Adopt the Katton System.
The caucus held by the controlling mem
bers of the Board of Freeholders last night
resulted in the determination to adopt
the report of the Special Committee to be
made this afternoon to the Board. It
recommends a reduction of the employees
at Snake Hill and also the ration system
in use at Blackwell’s Island.
Astray In Her Old Age.
Susan Hines, a feeble old woman of
eighty years, was found wander
ing on Monticello avenue last
night and taken to Police
Headquarters. It was discovered that
she belonged to the Old Ladies’ Home, on
Bergen avenue, and this morning she
was returned to that institution.
Carpenters to March.
Lodges 482, 486, 488 and 489 ofthe
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners will participate in the Centennial
parade. They will wear the regalia of
the order and carry several new silk ban
ners. __
Judge Greene’s llrldge Hill Passed.
[CJ/CUUt W UK Vtij Dtivo.l
Albany, April 25,1889.— Judge Greene’s
New York and New Jersey bridge bilj
passed the Assembly by seventy votes to
forty, this morning.
On to Berlin.
[By Cable to the United Pres*.]
LONDON, April 28,1889.—Messrs. Kasson,
Bates and Phelps, the American Commis
sioners to the Samoan Conference at Ber
lin, departed for Berlin today.
New York's Extra Holiday.
Albany, April 25,18S9.—The Assembly
has just passed Senator Pierce’s bill mak
ing Wednesday. May 1, a legal holiday in
New York and Brooklyn. It now goes to
the Governor.
Pool Champion Frey Dead.
Albert M. Frey, who has held the pool
championship for the past three years,
died at his residence, No. 30 Irving place,
New York, at seven o’clock this morning.
Fell Down Stairs.
James Mullen, a butcher, living at No.
100 Newark avenue, fell down stairs yes
terday afternoon and sustained very severe
Injuries about the neck.
The Kush of Immigrants.
Washington, April 25, 1889.—During
March, 1889, 29,805 immigrants came to
the United States against 30,932 (luring
March, 1888.
O'Reilly’s Excelsior Oat Tonic. The best
nerve and brain tunic In tbe world. Hotels,
druggists, grocers and saloons sell It, or seud to
tbe manufacturers for it. 829 and 881 Newark
ive., Jersey City.*.* I
Hoboken Politicians Crowded the Coart
to Bee Him.
Hoboken officials and politicians nearly
filled the courtroom of the Court of Ses'
sions this morning. Among them were
Mayor Grassman, Assistant Collector
Alberts, ex-Mayor Kerr, City Clerk Marty
McDermott, Councilmen Stanton and
Krlenkoetter, Contractor Plunkett, Comp
troller Carpenter, ex-jury Commissioner
John Reid, Hilly Buck and Brigadier
General Abbett, counsel of the town of
Weehawken; County Superintendent
Gannon, Sheriff Davis and ex-Mayor Tim
ken were also there.
Some of them were witnesses in the case
of William C. Mausell, the Hoboken
forger, and others were tnere as Interested
The story of the forgeries of Mausell is
well known, and when he retracted his
plea of not guilty and pleaded non vult
this morning, it did not cause much sur
prise. Mausell was as cool as a cucumber
when District Attorney Winfield asked
him if he desired to change his plea, and
replied in a voice without a tremor in it
that he did.
Yesterday the Grand Jury found an
additional indictment against him. He
gave a note for $376 in payment of a bill
and forged the name of Contractor
Plunkett to it. Before the note became
due he took it up and gave a forged cer
tificate of improvement m exchange.
Mausell was arraigned under fourteen
indictments for forgery, and his friends
say he acted wisely in making the plea he
did. It will have the effect of diminishing
the sentence, and also gives Assistant
United States District Attorney Daly un
til two weeks from today to make rep
resentations to the Judge that will have
a tendency to mitigate the sentence that
will be imposed then.
Some of the offences Mausell was ac
cused of were reported to the Hoboken
Common Council by a special committee.
The total amount represented by the four
iccu u-cx bixiuttues waa
New York Has Already Taken on a Holi
day Appearance.
Preparations for the reception of the
visitors attending the Ceutennial are
being rapidly pushed forward in New
York. Guests are arriving hourly while
requests for accommodations from all
points continue to pour in.
The hotels are already filled and thou*
sands of applications are in the hands of
the hotel keepers’ committee. If possible
the applicants will be furnished with
quarters at boarding houses and dwellings
that have yet some room to spare.
Every facility for the sight seeing will
be afforded the visitor. Even at many of
the summer resorts that do not open the
regular season for a month yet, prepara
tions are made for all who come. The
usual time for opening the season at
Coney Island is June 16, but in order to
accommodate the visitors the Brighton
Beach Hotel will be thrown open on Sun
day next.
The city is rapidly taking on a holiday
appearance. All is bustle. From house
tops all over town floats the National
Emblem, while the facades are almost
hidden in bunting. The triumphal arches,
under which the parades will pass, are
rapidly approaching completion.
Along the route immense stands have
been erected, at numerous points, calcu
lated to hold thousands of people. By
Saturday night, it is believed, everythin g
will be in readiness, and that the city will
present an appearance never before
equalled by any city in the Union.
Inspector Byrnes has started to rid the
city of professional thieves. Last night
he instructed his men to arrest every thief
ou sight. Over fifty thieves had been
held in $1,500 bail for examination today.
A Fine of Fifty Dollars for Beating Her
Husband's Ward.
In the Court of Sessions this morning
Ann Grace, who was convicted of beating
her husband’s ward, Mamie
Ficke, the Court fined $50
and costs. Judge Lippincott said:—
The Court is unanimous in the'belief
that you treated this child inhumanly.
All the facts that have come to the knowl
edge of the Court did not appear at the
trial of this case. You had no
right to make a household drudge of this
child and beat her. You ought to be sent
to jail, but on account of the action of
your husband in this matter the Court
will only fine you *50 and costs.”
Mrs. Grace took the sentence quietly,
and when the opportunity was afforded
she left the court room. She will pay the
Thomas Harrison, for assault and bat
tery was sent to Snake Hill for three
James Fahey pleaded guilty to assault
ing his wife. This has been a pleasure of
his for more than a year. Two weeks after
they were murried he beat her, and has
done so at least weekly ever since. In
court this morning she had a black eye
for evidence of the beating she had
received a few days ago. Counsellor
Noonan asked the Court for time to pro
duce evideuco to mitigate the offence, and
the Court set next Wednesday for the day
to hear him.
Sudden Sorrow in the Home of Hobo
ken's Ex-Fire Chief.
The wife of Samuel A. Archer, ex-Chicf
nf the Hoboken Fire Denartment. dronned
dead this afternoon at her home, No. 208
Bloomfield street.
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Results at Guttenborg.
First Race—Six and one-half furlongs.
Can’t Tell, first; Saluda, second; Clatter,
third. Time, 1:27.
Second Race—One and one-eighth
miles. O. Fellus, first; Carrie G., second;
Suitor, third. Time, 1:59V.
Third race—Seven-eighth of a mile.
Tiburon, first; St. John, second; Julia
Miller, third. Time, 1.83%.
An A. I.. or II. Treasurer Accused.
On May 16 las, Herman Sekamp, of No.
71 Griffith street, the treasurer of Central
Council No. 1,079, American Region of
Houor, closed his accounts and retired
front office, with $16.22 belonging to the
After repented unsuccessful efforts to
get the money from Sekamp, the Council
finally found itself obliged to resort to ex
treme measures.
Today Judge Raisch placed a warrant
in th« hands of Constable Keen and, Se
kamp's arrest is but a question of time.
Tlie Rottlers’ Association.
The Hudson County Bottlers’ Asso
ciation met yesterday afternoon and de
cided to issue a circular of warning
to druggists and the public in general,
ugaiust using bottles stamped with the
names of members of the association.
Getting Knowledge Under Difficulties.
Students C. G. Richardson and D. H.
Gildersleeve, Jr., of class ’89,
Stevens Institute, jumped from the
cowcatcher of engine No. 89 just after
it moved into the Erie depot this morning,
after a trip to Englewood, a distance of
fourteen miles, in sixteen minutes. Both
wore blue blouses anil overalls. For the
past week they have been testing the effi
ciency of locomotives, and ascertaining
the water and coal consumption per indi
cated horse power per honr, for their
graduating theses. A portion of the trip
was made at the rate of sixty-eight miles
per hour. John .Sullivan, engineer, aud
William Rawlon, fireman, were in charge
of the engine.
The Occupation of the Cherokee Strip
Makes a Big: Muddle.
Chicago, April 25,1880.—A special to the
News from Diamond Bar Ranch, Ind. Ty.,
via Kansas City, says:—The occupation of
the Cherokee strip has begun along the
whole line and a much harder nut to
crock than was the Oklahoma boom will
be presented to the Government.
The excitement in Arkansas City over
the prospective seizure of the strip is in
tense. The crowds of fugitives from the
famine, thirst, frost and heat of Guthrie
are swelling ns each train on the almost
wholly paralyzed railroad comes in.
The fiercest resentment is breathed
against the government for the outrage
ously unfair manner in which the country
was thrown open. The whole Federal
machinery, from the President down to
the last Deputy Marshal is passionately
Six residents of Arkansas City went out
on the ship Fresdan and staked claims.
Some invaded the Chillocco Indian School
reservation, and were ordered off by the
Superintendent. They moved their stakes
to a neighboring spot off the school
land. It is believed that hundreds
of the returning pilgrims are bearing
northward with planB laid for location ou
the strip, and that many are now camping
this side of Salt Polk, upon what they
claim for their homes.
The soldiers patrolling this region under
Captain Jack Hayes have not yet re
turned from tile southern border, but are
expeeted in Camp Price, near Arkansas
City, nt any hour. It will be their duty.
turmoil is bound to ensue. The
people, however, who are back of
this present excitement, are disposed
to be law abiding, but they will claim a
redress for the wrongs they suffered in
Oklahama, and demand claims in the
strip. It is not feared that they will suffer
an armed resistence. It seems, however,
that something must be done to relieve
the pressure of homeless throngs.
Log Booms Broken and Scattered Over
Lake Superior.
Ashland, Wis., April 25, 18S9.—The
heavy gale which swept Lake Superior
Tuesday night was disastrous to
the lumbermen whose booms of
logs were in exposed positions along
Chequanngon bay. Over 20,000,000 mil
lion feet of logs are now scattered among
the Apostle Islands, the booms having
been broken by the fury of the storm.
Many of the logs were driven out Into
the lake. It is now believed that only a
small percentage can be saved when the
storm subsides. A rough estimate of the
loss placed It at over $100,000.
Pike and Drake, whose boom contained
twelve million feet, are the heaviest suf
ferers. Yesterday snow accompanied the
gnle, but as night came; on the storm
A Bullet in Bogart's Brain.
Andrew W. Bogart, forty-five years of
age, shot and killed himself at his resi
dence, No. 35 West Twelfth street. New
York, this morning. He placed the
muzzle of a revolver to his head and
lodged a bullet in his brain. He was alone
in his bedroom at the time. His wife was
attracted by the report of the pistol.
Rushing to her husbund’s room, she was
lust in time to see him fall to the
noor a corpse. .ui. wus
prominent in real estate circles.
He speculated considerably in city
and suburban property, and was consider
ed very wealthy. Of late his health has
been failing, and it is said he was unfor
tunate in some real estate ventures. He
leaves a wife and four children.
Is This Freedom of the Press?
St. Paul, Minn , April 25, 1889.—The
Capital Punishment bill, which passed
the Legislature in its last hours, is a pecu
liar one. Under its provisions the prisoner
is to be kept in solitary confinement and
see no one but his fumily, his lawyers and
his spiritual advisers. He is to be
executed before sunrise, and may
invite three persons to be pres
ent, The Sheriff invites six persons
besides the surgeon. The most unique
feature of the law, however, is the pro
vision which makes it a misdemeanor for
uny newspaper to print anything more
about the matter than the announcement.
Carelessness Cost Two Lives.
SOMEIISET, Ky., April 25, 1889.—A col
lision occurred on the Cincinnati Southern
Railroad, one mile south of Glen
Mary, Tenn., about noon yesterday,
between express No. 2 and a through
freight train. Brukeman Taylor Con
ductor Hineline and Engineer Rusk, of
the freight train, were caught under the
cars and badly crushed. Taylor and Hine
line died in a few minutes after being ex
tricated, and Rusk cannot live. Conductor
Carney and Engineer Harding of the ex
press were slightly injured. The accident
is said to have been caused by Carney’s
Preparing for the Centennial.
Extra arrangements are being
made for the protection of passen
gers travelling inrougn me (.ne depot
during the Washington Inaugural cele
bration. There will be live uniformed
officers, two extras supplied by Chief
Murphy, and several private detectives
added to the generul force.
Shutters Ablaze.
A pile of shutters on the unfinished
building, No. 450 Grove street, caught
fire in some unknown manner
just before two o’clock. They were im
mediately hustled out of the windows.
The flame and smoke drew quite a crowd.
But little damage was done.
Long Island Forest Fires.
PATCHOOUE, L. I., April 35, 1889.—A
fierce forest fire which has been raging in
the neighborhood of Central Islip and
Smithtown for the past twelve hours was
got under control this morning. The loss
will be about $50,000.
The Coronet Is Safe.
Mr. R. I’. Busch’s schooner yacht,
Coronet, in which its owner left
New York for a tour of the
world about a year ago, and
for the safety of which some fears have
been felt, arrived home this morning and
dropped anchor off Stateu Island.
To llrins the Danmark’s People Borne.
The steamship Willand, of the Ham
burg line, which has been chartered by
the Thingvalla line to bring the re
mainder of the ill-fated Danmark’s pas
sengers to this country, sailed today from
Hamburg for the Azores.
Forty-two New Bills.
The Grand Jury came into Judge
Knapp’s Court, with forty-two indict
ments. __
Bxscuam’s Pills set like magic oa a weak stomach
The Mayor Has Received
Many Congratulatory
Praise, Blame and Qualified Ap*
proval From Many Different
Of course the Mayor’s appointments,
announced in full exclusively in yester
day’s Jersey City News, have evoked a
variety of expression of opinions concern
ing their fitness and propriety. Some of
these expressions, caught on the fly, are
reproduced below.
I called on Mayor Cleveland in his offioe
in the City Hall this morning and found
him beaming with delight. He greeted
me cordially and appeared like a man who
had just rid himself of some heavy bur
den. He was busy shaking hands with
the many visitors who called upon him.
“I have received many visits,” he said,
“from prominent republicans as well as
letters in high commendation of my selec
tions. Of course, some objections have
been raised in individual cases, but on the
whole the slate has been acceptable.
They are not all angels, but I believe
they all are men qualified to fill the offices
+ S-lw.vr V.r.-rv„ ft
Chief Farrier and Assistant Chief Den
mead, of the Fire Department, had
nothing to say concerning the Mayor’s ap
pointments. Neither thought it becom
ing to criticise the actions or their superior
President Conway, of the Fire Board,
said the Mayor’s appointments were good
all the way through. He saw no room for
criticism on a single appointee, unless it
was himself.
Commissioner Mills thought the Mayor
had shown partiality. He believed the
present Board should continue to transact
business, at least until the case is decided
by the Supreme Court.
As to Ins own removal, that was a case
of personal spite emanating from a spat
he had withhhe Mayor some time ago con
cerning moneys expended by the Commit
tee on Horse Feed, He thought that the
reduction was throwing the spoils into the
hands of a few.
Ex-Commissioner Nathan thinks the
appointments are “lovely.”
M. T. Newbold said there were some
good appointments in the list, but that, on
the whole, the list is a discouraging one
for the city.
Ex-Postmaster John G. Gopsill re
marked that, in judging the character of
the list, sight should not be lost of the
fact that the Mayor “had to make most
of his selections from among democrats.”
Ex-Judge Quaife said concerning the
appointments:—“I don’t know what to
think about them. I thought he would
select a different class of men and appoint
those recognized as men of prominence in
business. Some of the men appointed are
old fossils and the others I do not know.”
Charles P. Friend replied to me:—“I
have nothing to say about the appoint
ments: I guess the Mayor did the best he
Gustave Metzler said:—“On the whole,
T think thp fltvnnintmpnts PTP.pllpnt,. Kntilft
of them could not be better; others might
be improved, but as a whole the Mayor
made a judicious selection.”
State Senator Edwards said:—“The ap
pointments are good considering the cir
cumstances under which they were made,
and the various influences which were
brought to bear upon the Mayor when he
came to make his selections. ”
Martin Kelly emphatically declared:—
“The appointments don’t suit me at all. I
don’t see why the Mayor neglected John
Pearson and Commissioner Roberts, of
the Fifth district, the only two democrats
that can carry the district.”
“Excellent, capital,” were the exclama
tions with which Postmaster Kelly met
my request for his opinion. “I consider
them as good as could be made.”
General John Ramsay laughed some
what derisively when asked for his
opinion, and intimated that the selection
was everything but a wise and good one.
TVlio the Bondsmen Are.
The bonds of the new aDpointees which
have thus far been filed with City Clerk
Scott are those of:—
Tax Commissioners—David W. Law
rence, with William D. Reynolds and
John J. Bundschuli as sureties; John
Prigge, Jr., with John Prigge, Sr., and
Henry Rolffs as sureties ; Michael J.
O’Donnell, with Dennis McLaughlin and
John M. Shannon as sureties.
Police Commissioners—Cornelius H.
Beusou, with Dennis McLaughliu and
John M. Shannon as sureties; John P.
Feeney, with John M. Shannon and
James Hunt as sureties; James E. Kelly,
with Janies Hunt and Dennis McLaughlin
as sureties, and Comptroller George H.
Hough, with Hugh Dugan, Patrick J.
Condon, Charles Turner and W. H. Ewald
as sureties.
He Is to Be Sentenced on Fourteen In
TV 1UUUU v. iuauowi) vuu iuiu aoousuiuv
City Clerk of Hoboken, who was charged
with having forged a number of city im
provement certificates, was to have been
placed on trial today in Judge Lippiucott’s
When brought to the bar, however, he
retracted his former pleas of not guilty
to the fourteen indictments pending
against him, and, as to each, entered a
plea of non null, which is practically a
plea of guilty.
The Court set two weeks from today for
sentence day. Meanwhile Mausell’s law
yer will show the Court reasons why it
should be merciful in dealing with the
accused. __
Examination of the Gamblers.
Justice Stilsiug continued the examina
tion this morning of John Beatty and
Frank Norriet, who are charged with be
ing the proprietors of the gambling place
at No. 11 Montgomery street, which
was raided by Captain McKaig, of the
Gregory street station, Saturday night.
Several of the persons arrested at the
time gave testimony, and the Justice re
served his decision.
Rain Still Predicted.
Washington, April 25,1889.—Following
are the weather indications for the next
twenty-four hours:—For the New England
Stales. Eastern,N. Y., Eastern Peunsylva
nia, New Jersey, the District of Colum
bia, Delaware. Maryland, Virginia, North
and South Carolina. Western New York,
Western Pennsylvania, rain; for all other
States, fair weather.
Hartnett's Record.
April it. Dt>i. I April iS.
At 8 P. M.63 | At 0 A. M.63
At 6 P. M.6i | At 9 A. M.87
At 9 I'. 31.63 | At uoou. ...60
At Midnight. 63 I
See Joseph Warren auctioneer's advertisement
of the four story, with store and cellar, brick
double tenement bouse and full lot. No. 3M
Groce street, to be sold to the highest bidder to*
morrow at a p. m., on the premises.*,*
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