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Lawyers Getting Ready for
the Charter Argument
Next Saturday.
A Quick Method Provided for Set
tling Legal Disputes About
Municipal Affairs.
For the next day or two there will be a
lull in charter fight developments. All
eyes are turned to Trenton again, as they
were during the session of the Legisla
ture, and the lawyers on both sides are
overhauling law books, in preparation for
the argument which is to be heard there
on Saturday next before Chief Justice
It was possible, as stated yesterday,
frtr flia Pblnf Tnafinn tn bora ofill
Senator Edwards’ application, made to
him yesterday, as ex parte; but neither he
nor the Senator deemed that the wiser
course, and it was arranged that notice
should be given to all sides interested.
Unusual ignorance prevails as to the
terms of the act under which the Chief
Justice was asked by Senator Edwards,
yesterday, to act. For the information of
those interested a summary of the act is
It provides in Section 1, that whenever
there shall be instituted any proceedings
at law to determine or affect the title to
office, etc., of any person appointed under
the act concerning the government of
L cities (which latter named act is the new
City Charter) or determine or affect the
duties of the Mayor of any city of this
State, or when any dispute or controversy
shall arise concerning the rights or title
of any person appointed to an office under
the city charter, the “Chief Justice shall,
upon application being made to him for
that purpose by any Mayor, appoint a
special term of the Supreme Court, to be
held within thirty days of such applica
tion, for the hearing and determining of
such action or proceeding, and such ac
y tion or proceeding shall be heard and de
termined at such special term. The fact
that any such dispute or controversy
exists may be brought to the attention of
the Chief Justicfe bv the petition or com
plaint of any such Mayor.
The act further provides, in Section 2,
that the Chief Justice, upon such applica
tion being made, shall fix the time within
which the questions to be decided shall be
prepared for submission to said special
• term. All proceedings under the act
shall be held in a summary manner for a
speedy determination of the issues in
volved, and all pleadings shall be filed
within such time as the Chief Justice
shall prescribe. Upon application being
made for the appointment of a special
term, the Chief Justice shall direct that
any person claiming the right to hold
Utncivvi9c bunu yuiuu ui nu op
pointment by the Mayor of such
city, shall be made a party to
the action or proceeding, and the right of
such person to such office shall be tried
and determined In such special term. At
the time of the appointment of such
special term the Chief Justice shall direct
that auy person claiming any office in
such city otherwise than by the Mayor’s
appointment, shull file a paper or plead
ing setting out his title, and the Chief
Justice may make such order concerning
the taking of testimony, and as to the con
duct of the suit as may be necessary to
have the same heard ana determined at
the special term of the Supreme Court.
Section 8 provides that upon applica
tion being made to him for the appoint
ment of a special term as aforesaid the
Chief Justice shall summarily determine
and direct, by an order to be entered for
that purpose, which of the persons claim
ing such office shall discharge the duties
of the offices affected by the Charter act
during the pendency of the proceedings.
Section 4 makes the act applicable to
any City which may have heretofore ac
cepted the new charter, and section 5
makes the act take effect immediately.
* It Is likely that at the argument on
Saturday many questions concerning the
validity and sufficiency of the charter
will be' more or less thoroughly discussed.
Ex-Governor Leon Abbett and ex
Judge A. L. McDermott will probably
nsslst Senator Edwards in presenting the
Mayor’s side of the case.
Colonel Robinson Continues to Be Clerk
of the Old Police Board.
The old Board of Police Commissioners
met yesterday. Colonel Gilbert Robin
son, who was elected Clerk of the Mayor’s
new Board, continued to act as Clerk.
Commissioner Kelly, who has been
made a member of the Mayor’s new
Board, was absent. There was a rumor
that the Commissioners were thinking of
making Commissioner Nugent a captain
in the place of Captain Thomas Ed
luvruovwii) " VMV va|/i.viO tV At
tire on May 17. The scheme, if there is
one, did not materialize, and Com
missioner Nugent declares that the rumor
is wholly without foundation.
The Board passed the April salaries.
Notice was received that commissioner
Kelly had filed his bond. Commissioner
f Roberts suggested that as Mr. Kelly had
qualified it would, perhaps, be wise to put
him on some of the committees. Com
missioner Kelly, it will be remembered,
was excjuded from the committees at
the recent organization of the Board
as a punishment for his action in helping
the new Board to organize.
President Davis placed Mr. Kelly on the
Committees on Printing and Stationery,
on Salaries and Appointments, and bn
The Board then adjourned subject to the
call of the chair.
* '
Five Skeletons of Prehistoric Americans
Found t» Iona.
Waterloo, la., May S, 1889.—Important
discoveries have been made near Floyd,
Ja., of remains of the ancient mound build
ers. A circular mound, thirty feet in
diameter and about two feet high, has
been opened and five skeletons found.
JJiey weye ^jcpedlu^ly well preserved, the
lv&, a- • -- •*.**■;• • ... •o.V. 's*\
earth having been very closely packed
arouud them. Three of them were males,
one a female and the fifth a babe.
The skull of the female is in a good
state of preservation, and those who have
made careful measurements of it say that
it shows that the person belonged to the
lowest type of humanity. Archieologists
say that the measurement shows inferior
ity even to the celebrated Neanderthal
skull. These bones are declared to be the
most perfect of any remains of the mound
builders yet discovered.
His Horse Throws Him and Plunges Into
a Cellar,
What might have proved a serious acci
dent, but luckily was unattended with
serious results, befell Mr. Wil
liam Utz on Monday afternoon.
Accompanied by Mr. Schreiber and
Mr, Huber, he was riding along Park
avenue, Hoboken, on the way to Secaucus,
when, at the comer of Eleventh street, the
horse ridden by Mr. Utz, which was a spir
ited animal, plunged and jumped against
the railings guarding the cellar of an un
occupied house on the corner. Mr. Utz
was thrown and was trodden upon by the
careering horse. The inside of| his thigh
was badly bmised and swollen.
The horse broke down the railing and
fell head first into the cellar, a distance
of ten feet. How he escaped being
killed is a wonder. The animal
was raised with ropes until
high enough to be taken through the
basement window, then it was led through
the house to the street. It was unin
jured and was in the parade in New York
Mr. Utz’s friends were much alarmed,
but he experiences no inconveni
ence save a little pain, and
is ready to take part in
the civic parade today. Mrs. Utz, how
ever, is afraid, and will not allow it. Mr.
T T*. „ :,, ...,-.4- nml mlTlllAt
understand how the horse got the better
of him. __
The .Sergeant-lit-Anns at the Court House
Suffering from Paralysis of the Brain.
Thomas Foley, the well known Ser
geant-at-arms at the Court House, has
become a hopeless invalid. He is at his
home suffering from paralysis of the
Tuesday he went to New York to see
the parade and his conduct was so peculiar
that he was arrested on a charge of intox
ication. This was found to be a mistake
and he was taken to Gouverneur Hospital
and from there sent to Bellevue.
As he failed to return home his wife, on
Wednesday morning, called on ex-Assem
blyman Thomas Noonan and asked him
to find her husband. Mr. Noonan made a
search of the station houses in New York
and finally traced Mr. Foley to Bellevue.
Foley recognized Mr. Noonan and went
home with him in a peaceful manner, act
ing like a good natured child. His gold
watch and chain and a pin given him by
Court Stenographer Nugent were missing
when he was arrested.
The Adjustment Commissioners Increase
the Arrearages 836,393.
The Commissioners of Adjustment have
filed their thirty-fifth report with Judge
Knapp. The arrearages originally due
upon the pieces of property on which the
adjustments were made amounted to
*185,402.83. The amount the delinquents
must pay, under the Commissioners’ ad
justments, Is $221,996.53. This table shows
the tracts whose arrearages are adjusted
in this report, the amount due originally
and the adjusted tax:—
Original. Adlusted.
Penn. R.R lessees, Pearl st.*5,127.80 *3,058,00
•• ■« “ 325 83 146 85
“ “ Steuben st. 489 U) 958 53
" •• Hudson st. 498 48 766 82
•• “ Hecfcer st . 1,076 00 1,878 11
“ “ First st../. 1,197 20 2,832 43
<■ •• 524 80 1,044 35
*• “ Hudson st. 656 00 1,305 44
" " Second st. 590 40 1,174 90
“ “ Hudson st. 570 00 766 82
« “ Steuben st. 2,828 84 2,817 16
Est. of Rogers, Morgan st. 27 50 27 50
J. M. Wood, Morgan st. 1S4 08 291 18
L. M. Rogers, Morgan st. 2,707 55 4,075 47
Est. M. Howell, Morgan st. 71 40 82 88
Penn. R.R. Co. lessees, First st.... 73 50 115 40
“ “ “ “ .... 88 40 115 40
“ .. .... 88 40 115 40
“ <• “ " ... 78 50 115 40
« •* “ Second st... 29 80 .
“ “ “ First st.... 441 00 692 37
*• “ « “ .... 665 50 577 26
•« “ “ “ .... 148 00 115 40
D. Steele, mmiben st............... 4,276 OU 6,157 |
Hugh Leslie, Pearl st. 1,U?5 90 1,294 59
Boker Bros., Bay st. 25 87 20 12
D. S. Gregory, Jr. 3d, Bay st. 586 00 681 70
“ “ First st. 589 60 754 89
“ “ « 639 68 712 14
W. Vaukem, Washington st. 15? 20 327 18
4* ....... J.1 86 114 51
Mary Schuman, First st. 27 39
W Gordon, First street. .... 81 60 31 60
Penn R R. Co., lessees, 2d st. 250 32 318 86
William Black. Pearl st.... 1 20
Penn R R.Co.,lessees,Warren st. 68 80 —
&McLean, Washington st. 205 20 264 74
^Wt,;; ............. »»
W Ineervllle, " 105 34 107 84
James Wallace, Henderson st.... 97 84 100 34
44 •• ..... ■£*>• 4i4
James Campbell, Warren st...... 425 |7 429 30
Thomas Hill, Railroad av..'. 448 78 482 19
r/bavSluB' - :::::::: Si 8
?aeie?L?bc°hr’Mor,??nst:::::::::: SK JSS
rh^ Hackmister, “ 112 40 178 82
HeSrv Taylor"’ • m 81 565 28
J. Smith, Warren st. —IS -paa
Jas. Cambell, .. jfjSS i Sr
Ed. Barry, Steuben st. 1,063 39 1,531 92
Henry Taylor,*'* 'V.'.V!«6 20 591 18
Thomas Davenport, Morgan st... 256 46 286 08
<« « y.V. 226 32 252 68
.. “ .... 226 32 252 68
John R. McPherson " .... 2,977 |l
fcla’gSWSw'i*'.'-.:-.-"-.-.":: £8 £3
Mich. Vollcr, kcuderson st...^.. 24 48 24 43
p Lorillard. Provost st.r... 23 >2
H Carroll, rienderson st. 68 40 68 10
F.«l Duffy, frirst st. 1,00® 40 1,829 20
Est. of soudder, First st. 418 40 50i 40
W W. Knight, First st. 1,488 16 2,154 70
W White, Henderson st. 69 00 69 00
J.'c.Wight CO.. Sixth st. «» a14 9U
Long Dock Co., Provost 8t. ...... 607 17 949 25
Long vocs gt. 1,593 00 1,725 00
•• “ Eighth st. 1,598 00 1,725 00
*• 7thand 8th sts... 1,102 50 1,267 85
H Douglass. Pavouia av. 5 16 5 16
Fst of Coover, Pavonla av. 5 16 5 16
Long Do$ Co., Eighth st......... 1.4TO CO 1,690 74
*'• “ Pavonla av502 91 563 27
u “ “ 475 41 535 77
.4 •• “ 475 41 535 17
.4 “ . 166 53 527 25
.. “ •* . . 421 20 482 94
.6 « •' 779 10 894 83
.1 •• " 1,556 86 1,786 44
“ “ Seventh st. 882 00 1,014 44
•« “ Pavouia av. 7,571 60 8,177 78
•• “ Eighth St. 2,491 07 2,555 43
.. *• “ . 854 56 977 87
«* “ Pavonla av. 857 60 —
4* “ 7th and 8th sts.... 6,783 81 7,906 19
44 4. .. “ .... 104 90
.. •• “ “ .... 1,465) 52 1,651 64
44 •• Pavonla av. 42 54 42 54
«* ?^e”E»8?h,JSr,y.'.be:89.T!0 a) 99,352 .0
JSSTSSLiaf..pa"oni. »v:::::: 2 g
C Pv reeland, Henderson st. 13 20 18 20
Unknown, Henderson st.. 40 00 40 00
C. P. Vreeland, " 22 00 22 00
Thomas Egan, Fourth st. 230 68 828 47
P. 11. R. Co., Henderson st. 105 W 10H 60
•• *• “ . 153 80 io» io
J. Keating, “ . 654 38 886 67
P. Riley, “ . ®o0, ta oo
Mary Moore, “ . 1® 50 10 50
James Harper, Seventh st. 1,716 60 2,4W 10
lama* Tbirpgr, Eighth *tm 80 m is
'* “ 636 53 TOO 18
H. Sear*, Henderson st. 16 SO 16 50
p Relllv, " . *51 S3 no
J allies Harper, •• ............ Mi W MOM
P. Joaohln. Provost st. .*5 5® 68 80
James Parley, “ . 1,1 ^ 62 1,805 so
M. Farley, “ '. 1.228 85 l.KM 74
P. Reilly, Pavonla av. M 00 54 oo
H. M. Traphegan, " 1.283 5* 1,5*4 TO
•• “ 1.8S0 00 2,8X1 **
•• “ 1,103 00 1,164 30
Est. Keeney, “ l.«*j C« 2,5*8 4i
J. R. Halladey, “ . . 28 TO 23*0
Est. of Ryder, “ 1.033 TO 1,230 Oj
W. dal* • .. 2M W «»H
• i ,,i rL7 -ti i - i i/ ■ .. w j ,,i . . .in,.
While a Policeman Was
Searching a Wood Chas.
Danhart Was Drowning.
His Companion Urged to Fresh
Efforts by the Dying Man’s
A row boat capsized in Newark Bay, off
Greenville, last evening, and Charles Dan
hart, aged twenty-three, of No. 28 Pam
rapo avenue, was drowned.
Just as it began to get dark Policeman
Bose, who was on duty along the canal
where it divides Jersey City from Bay
onne, heard cries of distress. He was at
a loss to locate the direction from which
tney came, ana soon they ceasea. Shortly
afterward they were repeated, only to
die away again. A third time the po lice
man heard the cries, and this time he
thought they proceeded from the wood on
the other side of the canal. They seemed
to be uttered by a woman.
Accordingly he crossed the water. When
he reached the wood all was quiet again.
He began to search the wood, and was
moving along the shore of the bay, when
he was startled to see in the gloom the
figure of a man come stumbling and stag
gering up out of the water.
Water was running from the man’s
clothes and hair, and he seemed almost
exhausted. When he caught sight of the
policeman he attempted to speak, but for
a while could say nothing. Bose took him
to the Webster avenue station, where he
was soon revived,
He described himself as Charles Fisher,
twenty-two years, of No. 28 Pamrapo av
enue, and said that yesterday afternoon he
and Danhart went fishing in the Bay, off
Greenville, in a row boat. Toward even
ing they pulled up their anchor
and started to row ashore. As
they approached the land their boat
capsized. Fisher could swim and he
immediately struck out for the shore,
while Danhart hung on to the keel of the
upturned boat. It was Danhart’s cries
which the policeman heard. Fisher said
he thought he must have been struggling
in the water about two hours before he
finally reached the shore. During that
time he heard the cries of Danhart at
frequent intervals and they caused him
to renew his efforts to reach the shore to
obtain assistance. Finally he heard his
companion give one cry louder than the
others and then all was still. Then he
made one last effort to reach land and was
Fisher was taken to his home, and
Michal Ryan and Joseph Shafer, two of
Danhart’s friends, started out in a boat to
look for him. They could find no trace of
the missing man or the upturned boat
until four o’clock this morning, when
Ryan discovered a dark oblect in the
water near the shore. The boat was
pulled toward it, and it was found to be
Danhart’s body.
The body was brought ashore and taken
to Danhart’s home. _
End of a Nurseryman Who Put Paris
Green in His Wife’s Beer.
Michael Duffy, an East Newark nursery
man, who was lodged in the jail on the
Heights last Saturday on his wife’s charge
of having attempted to poison her. died in
his ’ell yesterday. Duffy was a man of
meat, and controlled one of the largest
nurseries in the Kearney section of East
Newark. He had got into the habit of
drinking and every time he ill used his
Last Friday he went out and made a
purchase of beer. He afterward bought
Paris green, and dropped it into the can
in which he was carrying his beer. When
he reached home his wife was entertain
ing some friends. Duffy placed the can
of heer on the table, and one of the visi
tors was about to take a drink from it
when the clerk at the store at which the
poison had been purchased rushed breath
lessly up to the house, and excitedly
spoke to Mrs. Duffy. The next instant
she dashed into the room and bade her
guest put the can of beer down.
“My (Jodi” she exclaimed, “It has been
Duffy took the can and emptied its con
tents out on the ground. His wife made
complaint to Justice Lynch and he was
taken into custody and lodged in the Hud
son County Jail.
It is supposed that the withdrawal of his
allowance of whiskey may have hastened
his death, as he was on the verge of de
lirium tremens when arrested. On Mon
day he begged from his cell for whiskey.
Yesterday he became very violent, and
howled and threw himself against the bars
of his cell. He was taken out, a strajglit
iacket was put on him, and he was placed
in a padded cell.
How Mrs. Hannon Took Rat Foisou to
See Whether Mike Loved Her.
A young man out of. breath and with
tears running down his face, rushed into
the Hoboken police station at one o’clock
Llll» UiUX liuiii. HC ViaO iuu.uaa IIUUUUU,
of No. 11 Madison street. Between his
gasps for breath he told Roundsman
Hayes that his wife was dying; she had
taken a heavy dose of “Rough on Rats.”
He implored the Roundsman to go to her
Dr. Simon was called up and he rau
around to the house, up to the top floor,
and opened the door leading to the bed
room. A pretty blonde, about twenty
vears old, was sitting up in bed, laughing.
Instead of using a stomach pump Dr.
Simon felt inclined to use tDe dock of a
hair brush or an old slipper.
Mrs. Hannon, who was jealous, had
pretended to take rat poison, in order to
see whether Mike would be frightened.
They are all right now and as nappy as
they were at their wedding two yeurs ago.
Grabbed a Natural Gas Field.
Findlay, Ohio, May 3.1880.—The Stand
ard Oil Company has just made a deal
that has scared Findlay people as badly as
a cyclone. The great monopoly bought
the monster Mellott gas well, which is
almost within the city limits, and is con
sidered the biggest gas well in Ohio, if
not in the world. The Findlay gas
trustees and Gas Board of Toledo were
negotiating for its purchase. The Standard
paid $35,000 cash for the well, and $8 per
acre per annum for (360 acres of gas terri
tory surrounding the well. This gives
the Standard a hold on the Findlay gas
field, for which it lias long been schem
ing, and it is feared this territory will
soon be at the mercy of the Giant Octo
pus. __
Jail Instead of Death.
Patrick Cosgrove, of No. 347 Eleventh
street, was arraigned before Justice Stil
sing this morning, charged with dlsor
derly conduct. While he was very drunk j
yesterday he climbed out on the
coping of an upper window at
his home and declared that he intended to
commit suicide. For doing this he was
arrested. Justice Stllsing committed him
for examination. Cosgrove is the father
of the little girl who recently preferred a
charge of assault against two men.
Randolph Churchill and Londonderry
Greatly Embarrass the Unionist Forces.
[By Cable to the United Press.]
London, May 2,1889.—It is safe to say
that Lord Salisbury, Mr. W. H. Smith
and Mr. Balfour have not consumed
much time in reading the lately pub
ished speeches of that political bull
in a china shop, Lord Randolph
Churchill. The friends of Mr. Smith
were happily released from their fear that
Churchill would come into Parliament
with the strong support of Birmingham
behind him ana take the leadership of the
House of Commons from the newsdealer.
Mr. Balfour giveB him a very wide berth
and Lord Salisbury has an undisguised
horror of the “Democratic Tory.”
The Premier is also troubled by the re
luctance of Lord Londonderry to retain
longer the Lord Lieutenancy of Ireland,
notwithstanding his promises and the in
ducements held out to him by the govern
ment to stay there. Lord Londonderry is
naturally a kind hearted man, and it is an
open secret that he would be glad to get
rwrv from the nnhaonv cnnntrv where, no
matter what his private disposition may be,
his name will be associated now and
henceforth with tyranny and oppression.
His ostensible reason is that he requires
all his time to attend to his private affairs,
which have fallen into confusion during
his tenure of office, but he does not men
tion the perpetual pleas of his august
spouse for a release from her unendurable
exile among the "horrid Irish.”
The Tories quote as a proof that the
Irish are not so destitute as reputed, the
fact that out of the £33,000 subscribed for
the defence fund some £37,000 were raised
in Ireland, thus making their liberality a
point against them, a method of reasoning
worthy of its source, since none of the
contributions has been large,
There has been much disappointment
and heartburning among ambitious lord
lings at the selection by Her Majesty of
the Earl of Erne to fill the vacant Knight
ship of St. Patrick, and it will cost the
government some votes, but the Earl is
the most active Orangeman in all the
order and won some prominence by sug
gesting a while ago to the Protestant
employers of Ulster, to discharge all
Catholic workmen.
The Irish and Liberal journals take a
malicious pleasure in commenting on
Dhuleep Singh’s modest request for the
restoration of the celebrated Kohinoor
diamond, which, he asserts, belongs to
him by right of succession. The Queen
is not so sensitive as to feel greatly
annoyed at the accusation of retaining
stolen property, and beside had a valid de
fence in that such a proceeding is one of
the prerogatives of royalty, and a depart
ure from it would bankrupt all the reign
ing families in Europe.
Sir Charles Hussell will on Saturday
next announce his decision in regard to
the rental question between the tenants
and landlord on the Vandeleur estates,
which were submitted to his arbitration.
On Tuesday last Mr. John Dillon ad
dressed a monster meeting at Melbourne,
Australia. One thousand persons sub
scribed to the Home Rule fund. Mr.
Dillon is meeting with great success on
his Australian trip.
Freeholders Afraid of Chopping Off the
Heads of Constituents.
A caucus was held last night by the
Freeholders’ combine to decide what dis
missals should be made in accordance
with the roanlntlnn srlnntpd at, the last
meeting. Director Pairson was not pres
The meeting was far from being har
monious, and nothing was definitely
settled on. The caucus to be held today
will select the victims. It was
suggested last night that twenty
five per cent, of the employees
from each district be dismissed. That
means twenty-six men. The pull that
has been brought to bear on the Free
holders by those holding office to be kept
there has been tremendous and nearly all
the Freeholders are afraid to chop off any
body’s head. _ •
Be Is Accused of Stealing Chemicals and
Fleeing to Brooklyn.
A warrant was issued by Justice Weed
this morning for the arrest of John Kreu
ger, Who is now in custody in Brooklyn,
and application will be made for his ex
Krueger lived on Washington street,
this city, and was employed as a chemist
in Matthiessen & Weicher’s sugar house.
It is alleged that he stole $600 worth of
chemicals and apparatus, which he
pawned for $100.
He fled to a Bowery lodging house with
a man named Smith. Detective Holtic
got hold of Smith and learned that
Kreuger was in Brooklyn, where he was
subsequently arrested.
Bantams in the King.
Billy Murray and Jack Lyman, two
bantams, fought for the championship of
the world, at 110 pounds, this morning, at
a point on the Long Island Sound a short
distance from New York. The winner
was to receive a purse of $250 and the
stakes, $200 a side. Lyman was knooked
out in the thirty-ninth round, both his
eyes having been closed. The fight lasted
two hours and a half. Murray was
awarded first knock down and first blood.
An Office for a Female lawyer.
Topeka, Kas., May 2, 1889.—Irwin Tay
lor, for some time past chief clerk in the
office of the Attorney General and known
as Assistant Attorney General, retired
yesterday, and was succeeded by Mrs. J.
M. Kellogg, wife of the Attorney General.
Mrs. Kellogg was admitted to the t>ar of
the Supreme Court eight years ago, and is
a member of the State Bar Association.
She was her husband's former law part
ner at Emporia.
Saluted “The Jersey City New*.”
On their return from New York yester
day afternoon, after the big parade, each
company, including the fire companies.
St. Mary’s Cadets and the Schuetzens,
saluted The Jersey City News office as
they passed. Some of the companies
were halted and difficult manoeuvres
were gone through. After that a deafen
ing shout and a "boom, rah sis!” was
given for the paper.
Struck by a Drill Engine.
William Murtha, of No. 100 Morris
street, a switchman employed on the Cen
tral Railroad yards, was struck by a drill
engine last evening and receiveda fracture
of the skull and left arm. He was taken
to St. Fruncis’ Hospital.
Tlie Tilden Club Meets Tonight.
The Tilden Club will hold a meeting at
No. 393 Henderson street this evening.
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 tor it. 339 and 8Sl Newark
ave., Jersey City.*.*
i 'MO Iwik. t-V v o-.! , 1 . _* i_ t % i
The Police Learn Nothing
About Their Tongue
Tied Little Guest.
Homes Found for All the Lost
Children Pic^gd Up Except
One of the poUce features of the Centen
nial excitement was the numberof strayed
and missing children.
A dozen Uttle ones who became sep
arated from their guardians and custo
dians in the great crush have faUen into
police hands, and homes have been found
for all, save one poor little tongue-tied
And the police fear that he is the victim
of a designed and planned abandonment.
He is plainly but cleanly dressed, and
wears a red, white and blue badge pinned
to his jacket. He was found in an Erie
street car and given over to the police.
The fact that he awaits his parents at
Police Headquarters has been advertised
far and wide, and it is because no one has
called to claim him that it is feared that
he has been abandoned. He cannot give
the police any aid in locating his home,
because he has no command over his
tongue, and the only response he can
make to every question is an inarticulate
guttural sound, which means everything
to him, but nothing to anyone else.
Besides him, the police have two other
lads on their hands. One of these, a
bright faced twelve-year-old chap, was
picked up at Palisade Park by Clothier
Hoffman last night. He was without
money to pay his fare and the conductor
of the train put him off at that point.
Hoffman brought him to this city, and to
Chief of Police Murphy the bov said first
that he had come from'Cambridge. Mass.,
and that his father, who is dead, had been an
architect. The Chief accused him of lying,
and on pain of being locked up the boy
confessed that he is George Readoin, son
of an architect living on Blum street,
Union Hill. He had run away from home
and tried to deceive the police into helping
him on his travels as far as Cambridge.
His parents were notified.
The other boy describes himself as
Robert Fisher, of Elizabeth. Policeman
Goetz picked him up. He wanted to see
the Centennial and had just pushed his
way through.
Chief Murphy says that of the children
whom the police have sent home since the
biaCentennial began, two were from New
ark, two from New York and ot => from
Brooklyn. They had evidently followed
the stream of travel past their homes and
then been caught up by the crush and
swept involuntarily along with the tide to
this city.
Chief Murphy remarks that the Centen
nial afforded splendid opportunities for
those who wanted to get rid of children
to bring them to New York from distant
points and drop them in the streets.
A RaiI Ray for Favorites at Clifton and
The racing programme offered at Clif
ton yesterday was a very attractive one
and drew together a very large holiday
crowd, who apparently were not only on
pleasure, but on speculation bent, as the
fourteen bookmakers present were kept
a during the day recording bets. The
, although not larger than the
average, appeared to bother the starter
and the delays were long and
tedious. Young Duke, in the third
race, was voted a “good thing” by
the talent on the strength of
Garrison being in the saddle, but the long
delay at the past and innumerable breaks
away completely upset the colt. Stripling
making a fast pace from the start and up
setting all calculations.
In the two-year-old race Sir William
groved himself both smart and speedy, as
e won his race very handily over a fast
track. The bookmakers were somewhat
recompensed for their losses of the pre
vious day as but two favorites were seen
in the lead at the close of the day’s
The opening event of the day was a mile
dash for three-year-olds and upwards,
with selling allowances, with eight start
ers and Pegasus first choice in the betting.
Clearwood won easily by three lengths,
Pegasus seoond, half a length in front of
Raveller third. Time 1.45. Mutuels paid
$11.10; for a place, $4.05; Pegasus fora
place, $3.10.
Second Race—Five furlongs ; for all
ages; selling allowances. Nine horses
went to the starting post, with Long Jack
an even money choice favorite. Bat
tersby won after a good race by a neck
from America, who was a length in the
lead of Long Jack, third. Time, 1:03V.
Mutuels paid $24.30; for a place, $12.10;
America paid $6.75
The third race was also at five furlongs
for three-year olds and upwards. Seven
horses started, with Young Duke, on
whom Garrison had the mount, a strong
favorite. Stripling easily outran the field
and won by a length and a half, Young
Duke second, ten lengths in front of Aura.
Time. 1.02%. Foster was left at the post.
Mutuels paid $19; for a place, $5.05; Young
Duke paid $3.
This was followed by a half-mile selling
race for two year olds, with four starters.
Sir William, witn layior m me saddle,
first favorite. He won very easily by
three lengths; Woodranee second, four
lengths in the lead of Jenevous, third.
Time, 50% seconds. Mutuels paid $3.80;
place, $3.40; Woodranee, for a place, $3.50.
The last event on the card was the Mc
Intyre Handicap, at one mile and a fur
long. Six fair class racers sported silk
for the purse. Ballstou aud Supervisor
ruled equal choices in the books. Btills
ton, Supervisor aud Golden Reel alter
nated in the lead from the start until the
lower turn was reached, where Ballstou
was sent to the front, aud staying there to
the finish, won handily by a length, Lan
caster, after a strong drive, defeating Ten
Booker by a head for second place. Time,
1.5(3%. Mutuels paid $5.95; place, $3.90.
Lancaster, fora place, $10.10.
At the track “on the hill,” as it Is more
familiarly known among race goers, the
six races set down for decision attracted a
large crowd of the regulars, together with
a large number of holiday folks. The
fields were fully up to the usual standard,
aud ample opportunity was afforded for
speculation in the books and mutuels.
Backers of favorites began the day
badly, as they failed to score in the
first and second events ran off, Jim Bradt
in the hitter surprising his few backers by
paying $43.70 in the mutuels for a $3 in
investment. In the fourth race Stonewall
was made the medium of considerable,
plunging, but bolting in running hSr
could get no nearer than third, after a
sharp race In the stretch. Altogether It
was a disastrous day for favorites, as but
two of them scored winning brackets in
the six races ran off.
First Raee—Five furlongs for beaten
horses, brought out the large field of
eleven horses, with Marty B made a strong
[ first choice. Nellie B, who got well away
at the start, won easily by six lengths,
Marty B was second, a head in front of
Judge Norton, third. Time, 1:0514. Mu
tuels paid $6.15; place, $4.35; Marty B for
a place, $3.80.
Second Race—For all ages, at seven fur
longs, with seven runners for the purse,
Tiburon and Repudiator starting even
first choices. Jim Bradt, a long shot in
the books, won easily by three lengths.
Tiburon second, a length in the lead of
Parkville, third Time, 1:34. Mutuels
paid $43.(0; place, $15.20; Tiburon for a
place, $3.80.
This wbs followed oy a dash of six fur
longs with seven starters, and Melodrama
made a 4 to 5 favorite. He took the lead
at the start, and won cleverly by half a
length. Count Luna ran second, ten
lengths in front of Rebellion, third. Time,
1.18)4. Mutuels paid $3.60: place, $2.90;
Couut Luna for a place, $3.50.
The fourth race at six and a half
furlongs, also brought out seven starters,
with Stonewall an even money choice.
Glenspray won after a very sharp finish by
a head, with Sam I). second, the same dis
tance in front of Stonewall third. Time
1.2994. Mutuels paid $18.10; place $6.05;
Sam D. for a place $3.60.
Fifth race—Selling allowances; seven
furlongs; had eight runners, with Frolic
having the call in the betting. Saluda
won by half a length, Electricity second,
the same distance in the lead of Miller,
third. Time, 1:34)4. Mutuels paid $12.50;
for a place, *5.10; Electricity for a place,
The closing event of the day was at one
mile and a furlong with seven starters,
Van the choice of the talent at 4 to 5. Van
won easily by three lengths. Suitor was
second a length and a half in front of
Tyrone, third. Time, 2:01. Mutuels paid
*4.60; place, *4; Suitor for a place, *29.05.
Racing is rapidly growing in popularity
among the sport loving people of this
State. During the last three days no less
than thirty thousand people have visited
the Guttenberg and Clifton tracks. Horse
racing, honestly and squarely conducted,
wm always unu iavor wim me musses,
and it behooves the managers of the tracks
to cater to the multitude in this most es
sential point. _
First Race-Clarissa,The Raven.
Second Race-Raveller, Obelisk.
Third Race-Tattler, First At
Fourth Race-Dalesman, Ocean.
Fifth Race.—8t Luke, Osceola.
At Clifton Tomorrow.
[Special to the Jersey City News.}
Cliftox Kace Track, May 2. 1889.—
The following are the entries for the
races to be decided here tomorrow:—
First Race—Six and a half furlongs; purse
Jessie Rank.122
General Gordon.122
Spring Hill Belle filly. 117
Tbe Raven.110
Facial B.110
Mamie V.105
Second Race.—Three-quarters; selling allow
ances; purse $250.
Revolt Gelding ....111
Henry George.105
imiw luva.—vuc uuic auu a suuxuw, |iuioc,
George W.126
Charley Russell.120
Billy Brown.122
First Attempt.121
Fourth Race—Handicap; seven furlongs; purse
Lbs. |
Carnegie.122 |
Brian Bow.116
Fenelon.115 f
Wilfred.113 i
Bonnie S.Ill I
Bronzomarte.110 I
Singlestone.109 1
Firefly.103 I
Caupulin. 106
Gallus Dan. 106
Steve Stllwell.100
La Clair.94
Fifth Race—Mile and a sixteenth. Purse, $500.
Ten Booker.121
J. J. O. B.112
Lone Branch.110
First Attempt.108
Lucy H. 107
St. Luke.106
La Clair.101
Carrie G.97
She Never Gave Him Treats and He Stole
Pennies From Her.
George Herman, a twelve year old boy,
was ttrxiuisucu lur semeuce lur larceny ue
fore Judge Lippincott this morning. The
complaint that caused hia arrest
was made by his mother,
a strapping big woman. She said
that he sometimes stole pennies from
her and she could not control the boy.
Every one in the court room smiled at
this when they looked at her size and
apparent strength.
■’Do you ever buy the boy candies and
goodies, such as other boys have, some
time?" asked the Court.
"Oh. no, sir; I never do,” she replied, in
a manner that indicated she felt insulted.
‘‘Do you want the boy sent to the Re
form School?”
The woman did not reply at once and
the Judge said further, “Do you want to
Say costs in this case and take the boy
“I can’t say until I see my husband,”
she replied.
“You may have until next Saturday to
make up your mind,” the Court said, and
added, "Parents ought never to make a
complaint against their children until it
becomes an absolute necessity.”
The Dead Guatemalan Statesman Drought
to This City.
The body of one of Mexico’s ex-Presi
dents is reposing in this city. It is that of
Sebastian Lerdo de Tejada, and iu an
elaborate oaken coffin it rests inUndertaker
Hughes’ rooms on Montgomery street.
President Tejada died while on a visit to
New York some time ago, and was buried
in Marble Cemetery. This morning the
body was disinterred with appropriate
ceremonies, and accompanied by
Consul General Juan N. Navarro,
of Mexico; Suarez Juanez, of Spain.
J. Baiz, of Guatemala, and Climaco Cal
deron, of the United Stutes of Columbia,
were brought to this city for shipment to
Mexico via the Pennsylvania Kail
road. General Escobedo, who was
commissioned by the Mexican
Government to receive the body and ac
company it home,is delayed upon his way
northward.and the bodv was taken to Uu
dertaker Hughes place to await his ar
rival. _______
Will Debate the Jury System.
A joint debate between the Young
Men’s Literary Society of the Y. M. C. A
and the Excelsiors, of the Heights, will
take place at Summit Avenue Baptist
Church this evening. Subject, “Kesolved,
That the present jury system should be
New York’s Battle of Officials.
Thomas F. Gilroy was today appointed
Commissioner of Public Works by Mayor
Grant. D. Lowber Smith refused to sur
render the office.
See Joseph Warren's, auctioneer, advertise
ments of important auction sales of real estate,
to take place on the days named and at two p. m.
on the premises.***
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Following a Man Across
the Ocean to Rob Him
of His Riches.
Armed with Canes that Had Candle*
sticks Fixed in the Top for Mid
night Work.
The police thi3 morning made a second
arrest in connection with the robbery of
Antony Boster at the Eagle Hotel on
Pavonia avenue last Monday. The sec
ond victim of the police gives the name of
Abram Ross. Fruitiers de Talman had
been arrested yesterday. Antony Bos
ter, the victim of their greed, is one of
eight Hollanders who arrived in this
country a month ago. He was accom
Tin n l A/1 V»rr tito a nmd AO AAA tpt, A — AA..
he kept locked in a valise at the bottom of
one of there trunks, which was also kept
locked. • •
The party of Hollanders were all on the
best of terms with each other. De Tal
man, Boster and Ross were especially
friendly, and in the short time since their
arrival have been on several larks.
Three weeks ago Boster missed a $30
bill, and accused de Talman of stealing it.
They had a falling out. But matters were
soon mended, ana De Talman and Boster
were as friendly as ever.
Boster and bis wife took in the naval
parade Monday, while some one took out
his valise of money and made away with
a portion of the contents.
The robbery was reported at the Second
Precinct Police Station, and Captain
“Christy” Smith set to work
to capture the robber. Patrol
man Rimbrandt, who speaks Dutch,
met Frutier on Grove street Tuesday
night, and pretending to be a friend from
the old country, engaged him in a confi
dential chat. Fruitier, who was intoxi
cated, admitted that he took the $20 bill
from Boster’s valise three weeks ago.
The officer locked him up. In his pos
session was found a key that fitted De
Talman’s valise.
One of the chambermaids at the hotel
notified Proprietor Evans yesterday that
she saw Ross ascend to Boster’s room and
come out with a valise, which he took to
his own room, and after ransacking it,
returned to Boster’s room.
This morning he was arrested. When
searched $70 in money was found on Rosa
and both he and De Talman had canes,
with scooped-out tops covered with silver
plated hoods. In this receptacle a taper
candle was adjusted, and matches to
light it lay by its side. Rimbrandt says
they are such canes as German house
breakers use to light them on their mid
night expeditions.
The police believe that the two men are
professional German crooks, who fol
lowed Boster across the water to rob
him, and to take in the Centennial, for
business incidentally.
Justice Stilsing holds them for exam- fix
ination. __; ;
He Says He Is Not in a Combine in the ■
Board of Works.
The old Board of Works met this morn- * •
ing and transacted routine business only.
A. Ruttenhorn. of No. 243 Central avenue
wrote to call attention to the dangerous
condition of the sewer basins in the
Fourth district, especially those on Cen
tral avenue at Franklin street and Sher
man place. The communication was re
ferred to the proper committee.
Mr. Jacob Ringler’s request for permis
sion to repave, at his own expense, the
street in front of his new building on
II .„ .. ,
was referred to Commissioner Van Keurea
and the Chief Engineer.
The contract for improving Terrace
avenue, between Reserve avenue and Lin
coln avenue, was awarded to Keiss &
McDonald, and Thomas Coogan received
the contract for building a sewer in
Hooker avenue, from Ocean avenue to
Avenue E. ]
Each Commissioner was authorized to
appoint a man to distribute water bills at
$3 per day, and advertisements were or
dered to be made for 10,300 tons of coal for
the Belleville station from either of tuese
mines:—Sugar Loaf, Packer, Spring Moun
tain, Highland and Silver Brook.
The sum of $1,000 was appropriated for
paving Cooper place with asphalt, and the
Chief Engineer was instructed to prepare
plans and specifications for the improve
ments. The Board of Finance has con
curred in the resolution authorizing this
appropriation, and as the Mayor failed to
sign or veto it within the prescribed time,
it became operative.
Mr. Van Keurcn and Mr. Simpson took
exception to the story that they were con
nected with a combine. They declared
that they were there simply for the city’s
good. The Board adjourned until next
Monday morning.
He Didn’t Mean to Insult Anybody, and
May Write a Letter.
Bishop Potter was asked by a United
Press reporter this morning what he had
to say about the fierce criticisms the fol
lowing passage in his sermon at St. Paul’s
Church ou Tuesday has brought forth:—
We have exchanged Washington’s dignity for
Jeffersonian simplicity, which is only another
term for Jacksonian vulgarity.
The Bishop said:—“I have heard of the
criticisms, but have read none of them as
yet.” -M
“It is claimed in some quarters that
you insulted the President and attacked
the Republican party.”
1 centumjr UIU uut uucuu w luouxu u*
attack anyone. I cannot make any ex
planation just now, but if, on reading the
criticisms I think it necessary, I wiD do
so over my own signature.”
The Bishop pooh-poohed the idea that
he objected to Archbishop Corrigan being
I selected to pronounce the benediction at
the Sub Treasry.
“The Archbishop and myself,” said
Bishop Potter, “are on the most amiable
terms, and I esteem him highly.”
» ■ ■
Mr. Jacob Lipker and Miss Sarah Wal
burg were married last evening at the
residence of the bride. No. 411 Grove
street. The ceremony was performed by
the Hev. Dr. Zinzler, of New York.
Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Walburg, Mr. and Mrs. P. Morris, Mr.
and Mrs. Gesner, Mr. M. Walbura and
Mr. A. Weil.
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Fair Weather Promised.
[Special to the Jersey City -Veuw]
Washington, May 3, 1888.—Following
are the weather indications for the next
twenty-four hours.—For Colorado, light
' r all other States, fair.
Hartnett’s Record.
Deg. j May 8. M
..57 1 At6 A. M....
M.56 . At8A. M.
At 8 P. 51.55[At noon. 3
At Midnight. M i

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