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The Last of “The Jersey
City News” Fund Paid
to Her Yesterday.
The Balance of Switchman Me
Tamany’s Salary Not Yet Paid
by the Railroad Company.
The Jersey City News yesterday sent
to Mrs. Margaret McTamany a check for
$110.S6, that being the exact balance of
subscriptions received for her benefit up
to date.
The widow of the hero switchman sat in
her neat kitchen resting after the labors
of the day.
She received the money with warm
expressions of the deepest gratitude.
Her modest gown of black fitted her
.matronly figure closely, and showed her
to be what she is, a woman about thirty
six years oiu, motneriy ana nonest, wun
a face that betokened a heart as big as her
body will hold.
“Ah,” she said, as she took the check,
“I don’t know what I would have done if
it had not been for The Jersey City
News. I am afraid that my family would
have been scattered and that I should
have been forced to watch my children as
they underwent the bitterest hardship?,
with desolation staring me in the face.”
“As it is, I shall have a very hard time,
but I shall try to set up a little shop and
make enough to keep my little ones at
school and food in the mouths of all.”
Then her kind eyes filled with tears, and
the lines that grief has lately painted on
her face grew deeper.
Mrs. McTamany has not yet decided
just what kind of a shop to start;
and does not even know where she
would like to have it located. She feels,
though, that all her many friends will
patronize it, and that there will be suffi
cient income from it to take care of the
four members of her family who are too
young to add anything to the common
In the meantime the brave man’s
widow has been settling up the little
debts her husband left behind him, and is
busy collecting her thoughts in casting
about to decide on her future life.
The Pennsylvania Railroad has taken
no steps, so far, to show its appreciation
of the switchman’s noble deed.
Some days ago a hireling of the road of
fered Mrs. McTamany the magnificent
sum of one hundred and fifty
dollars if she would sign a discharge
in full of all claim against the company,
but she very properly refused.
That could scarcely be called gener
Except by the company itself.
It was large hearted for Juggernaut.
The company has not even taken the
trouole to pay to Mrs. McTamany the
money it owed her husband as balance of
his salary.
Perhaps the soulless corporation will
fine him for abandoning his post and try
to square the account that way.
But The Jersey City News does not
propose to allow any such proceeding,
and Mrs. McTamany has some other in
fluential friends who will dot permit her
interests to be neglected or ignorance of
business ways to be abused.
Moses Hunter’s Queer Experience With
the “Union Benefit League.**
Moses Hunter, of No. 190 Montgomery
street, is very anxious to obtain some
definite information concerning the Union
Benefit League, of New York, Last May
he tvas induced by a slick tongued
individual to take out a policy in
the League. He was to pay
thirty cents each week and
in return therefor he was to receive $10
per week in case he was incapacitated
from work, either through accident or
sickness, and, in case of his death, a burial
fund of *100 was to be paid to his repre
Hunter paid in premiums regularly to
the collector whom the League sent
around until August, when he met with
an accident in the shipyard of Bohnan &
Brown, at the foot of Morris street, where
he was employed.
He cut his foot with an adze and was
confined to his home for two weeks. In
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the matter he paid his premiums during
his illness.
When he was able to leave the house he
put in a claim to the League for $20, but
heard nothing from it. He then went to
the Broadway Theatre Building, at
Broadway and Fortieth street, in which
the League claimed to have its home
He found the offices to consist of a small
room on the top floor, he says, furnished
with an old dilapidated desk and a rickety
chair. He was unable to find J. H. Dur
ian), who figures on the books and certifi
cates of the League as its president, di
rector and treasurer.
He says he called several times at the
“offices” with a like result. He then
placed the matter in the hands of Justice
Weed, who wrote several letters to the
“home office,” all of which remain un
All his efforts to find L. Bowers, who
figures in the receipt book as superinten
dent of the League, Mr. Hunter says,
were also in vain.
Justice Weed will investigate the mat
ter, and endeavor to obtain Hunter’s
money for him.
A Batch of Sentences.
The following sentences were passed
on offenders yesterdoy in the Hudson
Connty Circuit Court:—Peter Glennon>
assault and battery, fined $25 and costs;
Joseph Croque, for the same charge,
thirty days at County Jail; Daniel Cov
eney, on a like indictment, three months
at Snake Hill; August Fiiezer, assault and
battery, ten days in the County Jail;
Matthew A. Kittle, grand larceny,
six months at the penitentiary:
John Sullivan, petit larceny, the same
sentence; John McDermQtt, same charge,
three months penitentiary; Thomas John
son, grand larceny, six months in the
same place; Janies Fahey, assault and
battery ou two charges, three months in
the penitentiary anu 825 line and costs.
Annie Allen,the pickpocket, who pleaded
guilty of having stolen *48 from Mrs. Mary
Decker, of Belmont avenue, while riding
on a Greenville car, was sent to State
Prison for two and a half years. The
Court said it was convinced she was a
professional pickpocket.
Miss Nanntta Daisy Wounded in the Arm
by an Oklahoma Claim Jumper.
Guthrie, May 3, 1889.—Miss Nannita
Daisy, the Oklahoma lady boomer, was
shot through the arm by a Santa Fe en
gineer named Stafford, who had jumped
her claim.
Miss Daisy was making a visit to her
claim after filing it, and was met by Staf
ford, who fired three shots at her. She is
not seriously injured. Miss Daisy has
friends who have resolved to see her rights
protected. It Is said that Stafford aban
doned his engine before twelve o’clock
Monday in order to take out the claim.
A strong undercurrent of feeling was
displayed here yesterday over the plot of
the city as laid out by the City Council. It
appears that in order to satisfy the greed
of certain settlers some of the streets were
made much narrower than others, and
some of the blocks twice as long as oth
The Marshal, who, by the way, has se
cured two corner lots for himself, began
yesterday to clean streets of such obstruc
tions as tents and frame buildings. As a
consequence some have become suddenly
aware that they are living in the streets.
Those that were forced out of the streets
immediately proeeeded to jump other
people’s lots. Several were hung In effigy,
and men walked about with Winchesters.
No trouble occurred, however, and it is
not believed that there will be any serious
affray. __
A Severe Reprimand and a Fine from
Judge Isippinoott.
Pawnbroker William Nelson was
subcepnsed as a wLi-.ess in a case before
Judge Lippincott in the Court of Sessions
When Nelson was wanted to testify he
could not be found about the Court
House, and the Judge ordered a capias to
be issued. This morning he was brought
inlo court and Judge Lippincott repri
manded him.
“We have enough trouble.” he said,
“with people of your class in cases that
come before us without having you diso
bey a subpoena. You people receive
stolen goods and cause much trouble.
You have been here before
and ought to know that when sub
poenaad as a witness you
must attend Court, and hereafter you
probably will. The sentence of the Court
Is that you pay a fine of to and costs.”
Nelson’s jaw dropped when he heard
this lecture. He paid the fine.
Max Stabler & Co. Have Made Them a
Most Attractive Offer.
Max Stadler & Co., the clothiers of
Broadway and Grand street, New York,
have appealed right to the hearts of all
the small boys of Gotham and vicinity by
offering a regulation base ball to every
purchaser of a boy’s or child’s suit.
In the way of spring suits and overcoats
this enterprising firm offers the very best
in the way of style and material for as
tonishingly low figures. In fact, every
thing in the way of clothing and hats may
be obtained here at decided bargains.
The well known character of the firm
and their enormous and well assorted
stock will render it a decided object for
intending purchasers of spring clothing to
pay this popular house a visit.
Squabbling Over an Old War Ship.
Washington, D. C., May 3,1889.—Secre
tary Tracy contemplates ordering the
old ship Constitution from the Ports
mouth (N. H.) to the Washington
Navy Yard. Considerable opposition to
the proposed transfer of the old battle
ship comes from New Hampshire. One
of the arguments used for the purpose of
influencing Secretary Tracy’s action is
that the removal of the old vessel will in
volve an expenditure of $6,000. Friends of
the proposed transfer say the objection
to the transfer on the grounds of expense,
is a mere blind, and that the opposition to
the removal of the historical man-of-war
comes from the Portsmouth and other
New Hampshire people, who regard the
presence of the venerable relic as a source
of profitable returns, as well as of patriotic
To Test Coil Boilers.
Washington, May 3, 1889.— Secretary
Tracy has determined to give oil boilers
a thorough practical trial in order to test
their qualities for generating steam
for naval vessels. Secretary Whit
ney took some steps toward
making this test during
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builders had actually constructed boilers
to be tested, but us Secretary Whitney’s
term was drawing to a close the matter
was postponed. Oil boilers have already
been introduced into some of the
vessels of the French navy, but they
have hardly had a satisfactory test as yet.
Hie chief advantages claimed for them is
that they save a great deal of space and
weight, two very important factors in the
construction of a war vessel.
Local Option in Michigan.
Lansing, Mich., May 8,1889.—The Local
Option bill, which it was confidently
expected would pass the House
easy, failed to carry In that body
last night, lacking five votes of the !
necessary number. A reconsideration i
will be moved, aud the friends of the bill :
still hope to pull the bill through, as thir- !
teen members were absent when the vote '
was taken. !
The Abbott bill, making a return to j
capital punishment in cases of murderers
where the jury unanimously recommend i
;n writing the death penalty, passed the 1
House yesterday. It authorizes execu- 1
tions by either hanging or electricity, and 1
in attempt was made by tne opponents of 1
;he bill to also permit decapitation. ,
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Going Home. ^
The travel over the Pennsylvania Rail- i
road continued today to be heavy. The '
Washington Artillery, of New Orleans, re- i
:urned home by the 9:15 train this morning. !
The 440 was divided into two sections, i
in one of which Colonel Dan Lamont and i
lis friends, Messrs, Baldwin and Wood- l
ward, journeyed to Washington. <
The other section carried the Governor 1
>f South Carolina and the Palmetto Regi- !
ueut, of Columbia, S. C.
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O’Reilly’s Excelsior Oat Tonic. The best i
nerve and brain tonic in the world. Hotels, <
Jruggists. grocers and saloons sell it, or send to i
:he manufacturers for it. 329 and 331 Newark ]
ive., Jersey City.*.* i
Freeholders Caucussing All
^)ay in Regard to
A Plan at Last Adopted for Reduc
ing the Expenses of the County.
The old combine in the Board of Free
holders fell apart yesterday in the caucus
to decide upon a plan for cutting down
It was expected that the Board would
meet at three o’clock, and crowds of men
with bills against the county gathered at
the Court House. This did not bother the
Freeholders a bit. They went across the
street into a barroom and caucused on
the proposed “reforms” until a quarter
past four. When some of them left at
that hour they looked hot and excited.
The trouble was all caused by the
recommendation made by Messrs. Steger.
Rollston and Tierney, the special commit
tee appointed by Director Pairson to as
certain now tne expenses ot tne county
could be cut dowu. The committee re
ported that $20,000 a year could be saved
by a reductiou of the number of super
fluous employees at Snake Hill, the
County Jail, the Court House and the
bridges. Not less than a dozen caucuses
have been held since then to determine
whose heads should come off, but no
agreement could be made.
There are 107 employees of the county,
and each district is represented. The first
proposition, and in fact the principal one,
was to dismiss all employees except the
heads of departments, who were reap
pointed at the last meeting, and to reap
point those actually needed. The number
named of those who must go was twenty
six, and those members who know
the value of patronage refused to
agree to the proposition. Then
came mors difficulties. Freeholders
Steger and Rollston want to be elected
Director at the meeting to be held Tues
day, Director Pairson having withdrawn
from the race. Steger and Rollston were
members of the special Committee on
Reform and their enemies say that they
made the report to gain political capital.
At the caucus yesterday Freeholders
Steger, Turner, Tierney, Kelly, Kim
meny and Director Pairson insisted on
thirty dismissals. The other members
would concede only twenty. This differ
ence caused a lively row, broke up the
combine and left matters in queer shape,
because the reappointments must be
made before next Tuesday, when the new
Board begins its work.
When the Board was called to order in
the front court room, there was no
quorum, those present being Director
Pairson, and Messrs. Nelson, Steger,
Turner, Kelly, Tierney and Klmmerly.
The meeting was adjourned until today at
three o’clock. The list of those present
and absent shows how the combine is
broken. The combine, which has run the
Board for the past year, was composed of
Freeholders MTcDonough, Totten, Hennes
sey, Griffin, Steger, Smith, Pairson, Kim
merly, Rollston, Boyle, Tierney and
Yesterday’s developments show that
Pairson, Steger, Kimmerly and Tierney
are out of the old combine, and that their
eight former associates have joined the
enemy. Freeholders Turner and Kelly
joined the Director’s party, however, and
Freeholder Nelson, who has had nothing
to do with caucuses, added his strength.
Immediately after the meeting the
members, with the exception of Nelson,
went to the Clerk’s office and again cau
cused. The meeting was hot, and lasted
until nearly nine o’clock, but when it was
over a plan iu regard to dismissals and
reappointments had been adopted, and
each member present hud promised to
support it. It was declared that all of
the 107 employees should be dis
missed. Those who will be reap
pointed are:—First district, 8: Second
district, 11; Third district, 5; Fourth dis
trict, 7; Fifth district, 9; Seventh district,
3; Eighth district, 8; Ninth district, 0, and
the Tenth district, 7. The intention is to
drop thirty employees and fill the other
vacancies at a future date.
Among those who will be dismissed are
three female attendants at the Asylum,
two of them betug Mrs. Richardson and
Mrs. Barry.
The Document Served on the Members of
the Old City Government.
Following is the notice which was
served yesterday on all the members of
;he old city Boards in the suit bronglit by
Mayor Cleveland to establish the validity
if the new charter:—
3efore Honorable Member Beasley. Chief
n the matter of the application ot)
Orestes Cleveland, Mayor of Jersey - Notice.
City. )
Sir;—Take notice that on Saturday, the fourth
lay of May, instant, at ten o'clock in the fore
loon, I shall apply to the Honorable Mercer
Jeasley, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,
>n the petition of Orestes Cleveland,
Mayor of Jersey City, under the provisions
tf an act entitled, "An act concerning the
rovernment of cities of this State." annrnved
Ipru 0,1889, and the various supplements thereto,
tnd especially the supplement approved April 19,
889, to appoint a Special Term of the Supreme
}ourt ©f the State or New Jersey, to try and de
ermine the title to office and the powers, prtvi
eges and rights of the persons there to be ap
jointed by the said Mayor of Jersey City under
he provisions of the above recited act, to wit:—
ieorge H. Hough as City Comptroller, Jeremiah
5. Cleveland as City Treasurer, William D. Ed
vards as Corporation Counsel, Robert S. Huds
>eth as Corporation Attorney, Patrick H. O'Neill
is City Collector, George R. Hillier, John Kdel
tein, John Kenny and Thomas E. Bray as Mem
>ers of the Roard of Finance. Charles J. Somers,
lenjamin Van Keuren and Edward A. Dugan as
Street and Water Commissioners, Michael J.
PDonnell, John Prigge, Jr., and David W. Law
ence os Tax Commissioners, John P.
i'eeney, James E. Kelley and Cornelius H.
ten son as Police Commissioners, Robert Quinlan,
fames H. Henderson and John Conway as Fire
Commissioners, Jacob Riugle and James G. Has
;ius as Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, and
o determine the duties, rights, powers and priv
leges under said act of the Mayor of said city,
,nu to determine all disputes and controversies
vhich have arisen concerning the right or title
»f all persons appointed to office in Jersey City
mder the provisions of said act.
And that I shall also apply at the time and
dace aforesaid to said Chief Justice to make
uch orders as may be necessary to bring into
ourt all persons claiming any right, title or in
erest to or in any office mentioned in the acts
.bove recited, and to prescribe within what time
,11 pleadings or papers shall be filed therein, and
,lso to direct that any person claiming the right
o hold, otherwise than by virtue of an
■ppointment of the said Mayor, any of
Ice which by the terms of the said
,cts is directed to be filled by
ippointment by the Mayor of said city, shall l»e
nade a party of this proceeding, to the end that
he right of such person to such office may be
ried and determined at such special term, and
,lso to direct that all persons claiming to hold
ay office In said city affected by the said acts,
therwise than by appointment or the Mayor as
fore said, shall file in this proceeding a paper or
ileading setting out his claim or title to office,
ad also to prescribe the manner in which persons
may be made parties to this action or proceeding,
and direct the manner and time or service of
rules or orders, or other papers, by publication or
otherwise: and also to make such orders as said
Chief Justice may deem proper concerning the
taking of testimony, and also such further orders
or rules Concerning this action or proceeding, and
all papers and pleadings therein and the conduct
thereof, as shall be necessary to have the same
heard and determined at such special term; and
also summarily to determine and direct, by order,
[ which of the persons claiming such office shall
i discharge the duties of the office affected by the
act and the supplements thereto above recited.
I during tne pendency of this action or proceeding.
And that upon such application I shall read the
petition or complaint of said Mayor of Jersey
City filed in this proceeding. Yours respectfully,
Robert S. Hudspeth, Attorney.
Dated May 2,1889. _
The Grand Jury Trying to Discover What
Became of Them.
More trouble may be in store for the
members of the Board of Works. They
were before the Grand Jury yesterday
and were questioned very sharply about
the disposition made of the Belgian
block paving stones which were
removed from Washington street,
where the Lehigh Valley Railroad Com
pany has laid eight or nine new tracks.
Thousands of paving stones, many curb
stones and mucn flagging were taken up.
Where this property was taken is a
mystery which the Jekset City News
tried to solve several weeks ago.
At that time Commissioner Tumulty
said that the missing property was stored
in the rear of the Board of Works stables,
but when Mr. Noonan and another em
ployee were questioned at the Etables they
said the stones in the yard
came from First street when
the Junction Railroad was
built. Dr. Leonard J. Gordon said at the
that, bp bar! hp.pn ir»fnrmpd Hiat, tbp.
stones from Washington street had been
taken to New York.
The Grand Jury are trying to discover
just what was done with the property.
Fire Commissioners Explain.
The Fire Commissioners were hauled
over the coals yesterday by the Grand
Jury. That body wanted to know how it
was that it cost $750 to build a floor in an en
gine house. The Commissioners explained
that the Grand Jury were in error and
that the $750 represented the cost of floors
in the three engine houses. The explanu
satisfied the Grand Jury, it is said.
Mr. Caine Wants to Join Gladstone—A
Tax to Build Houses for London’s Poor*
[By Cable to the United Press. 1
London, May 8, 1889.—An interview
with Mr. William S. Caine, Unionist
Member of Parliament for Barrow-in.
Furness, leaves the impression that he
would like to declare himself for Mr.
Gladstone and Home Rule, but that he
does not yet feel able to leave his friends
on the other side of the House. There has
been going on quietly, within a short time,
a revulsion of feeling among the
Unionists generally outside the ab
solute leaders of the party, toward
Mr. Gladstone and the cause the Grand
Old Man so gallantly supports. Since
the Birmingham fight and the exchunge
of bitter letters between Chamberlain and
Churchill, many of the Unionists, whose
interest in their party was languid at
best, are about willing to seize upon any
pretext to get out of the anomalous posi
tion in which they find themselves. Mr.
Caine is one of these, but be apparently
lacks the stamina to make the
leap. He said that it was possible
that he might retire shortly, that he could
not desert his friends, if many others
who find themselves in the same con
dition as Mr. Caine would resign,
Gladstonians feel that this would open
the way for their seats to be occupied by
Home Rulers. A movement is on foot
now looking to this very object, as it is
believed that before the next session of
Parliament the seats now occupied by
some of the Unionists will be empty ana
ready for contesting.
The statement is made on the best of
authority that Mr. W. H. Smith will not
resign the leadership of the House of
Commons during this session.
Mr. R. J. Reid, Q. C., is lecturing on his
plan for the better housing of the poor.
He wants to give the County Council
the power to build buddings for 100,000 .
people in different parts of London, anil
to raise the money for this purpose by a
tax of one pence in the pound on all rents.
Mr. Reid is receiving a great deal of at- ,
tention from the audiences he addresses
and hopes for good to result from his
The London School Board has presented
a petition to the Home Secretary against
the employment of any children under ten
years of age in theatrical performances.
The Board intends to fight until it can
gain its point in this matter, which will
undoubtedly raise a very difficult ques
tion. It will especially affect the managers
of pantomimes.
M. Rochefort was joined at Dover by
his daughter, Mme. Du Faux. The meet
ing was an affecting one.
Returns of the commerce of the Suez
Canal show that seventy-eight per cent, of
the ships passing through the canal are
The plenary Catholic Congress at
Vienna, after adopting the various sec
tions of the resolutions before them, ad
journed amid cheers for the Pope and the
The Emperor of Germany has invited
the American delegates to the Samoan
Conference to dine with him at Potsdam
on Monday.
But Mr. Bode Prosecuted Xavier Witter,
Who Is Convicted.
The jury in the case of Xavier AVitter
who is charged with stealing $688 from
John Gnisse, the soldier who stopped at
Bode’s Hotel, Hoboken, rendered a ver
dict of guilty late yesterday. The money
was given to AVitter, who was a bartender,
to be"placed In the safe until morning.
AVitter was living in Hoboken with a
woman named Ella Hines, for whom he <
deserted his wife in Brooklyn. It was
claimed by AVitter that he received the
money from Gnisse and that he placed
it on the back bar. He claimed that
on that evening he received a letter from 1
his wife begging him to return to her at
Brooklyn, promising to forgive him for
his ill treatment. He went there and he
said he was so poor that his wife bought
him a suit of clothes, a shirt, a pair of
shoes, and a hat. He was arrested
two weeks later, and his wife sold the '
saloon she kept for $500 and obtained a i
loan of $138 from a friend, which she gave <
Bode to settle the case. AVitter added
that he believed Ella Hines stole the ,
Bode agreed not to prosecute, AVitter 1
said, when he received the money. Bode, ]
when recalled, admitted that he had re- ,
reived the money, but thought duty re- |
mired him to cause AVitter to be pun
ished. ^_ I
The LorlUard's Games.
The fourth annual games of the Loril- i
lard Debating and Athletic Association *
|*ill be held at Caledonian Park, Saturday,
Tune 15. The events open to all amateurs
ire the 100-yards run, handicap: 440-yards
run, members only, handicap; running
tiigh jump, handicap; 880-yards run,
tiandicap; 1-mile walk, members only, 1
handicap; tug of war, light vveignt, 550 (
pound teams. Gold medals will be pre- i
rented to the winning tug-of-war team,
cold and silver medals to first and second ,
in other events. I
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Bekcbak’s Pills act like magic ub a weak stomach 1
While the Doctors Were
Being Polite to Each
Other Mrs. Dow
den Died.
A Hoboken Case in Which Help
Was Very Slow in Reaching a
It was professional courtesy, but while
the doctors minded the code -of ethics,
poor Mrs. Dowden gradually sank and
Mrs. Dowden was the wife of the popu
lar treasurer of the Cullen Association,
and lived at No. 32 Madison street. Hobo,
ken. Dr. Lynch was the family physician,
and was engaged to attend to her during
her confinement. He had paid
her two visits on March 11 and 22. On
r nday, Apnl 26, Mrs. Dowden was taken
very ill, having had two hemmcerhages.
Her husband and sister called on Dr.
Lynch, who declined to attend, as he had
another case of a similar nature on hand,
and, as he followed the rule of not attend
ing two cases at the same time. He gave
Mrs. Dowden the names of Doctors Pitts,
Steadman and Pindar in order that medi
cal attendance might be obtained at once.
Mr. Dowden became very bitter and said
some things to which the physician took
Dr. Pitts attended Mrs. Dowden and
relieved her. When he left he advised
that Dr. Lynch be sent for when a doctor
was needed again.
The confinement took place on Satur
day. Dr. Lynch was sent for in accord
ance with Dr. Pitts’ suggestion but he
refused to attend because he said
Dowden had insulted him. Dowden
called in some other doctor, whose name
he refuses to divulge, but this physician
declined to have.anything to do with the
case until he was satisfied that Dr. Lynch
had given it up entirely. Professional
courtesy required this, he said.
Dowden went in a hurry to secure the
services of Dr. Pitts. When that gentle
man made his visit the woman was in a
very dangerous condition. Drs. Stead
man and Fisher were called in to assist
him, but Mrs. Dowden liatl lost so much
blood that despite all their efforts she
I saw Dr. Lynch at his house on Fourth
street and Willow avenue. He told sub
stantially the same story as is given
ibove. He makes it a rule he said, never
to receive a deposit, and never to at
tempt to attend two cases of con
Snement at the same time. He
relieves that he would not be able to give
cither case the attention it requires. He
is the brother-in-law of Father Corrigan,
uid much respected in the neighborhood.
Dr. Steadman, who was called in for
consultation in the case, refused to say
mything about it, because Dr. Pitts had
charge of it and it was “professional
Brother Brooks Accused by Brother
Palmer of Telling a Lie.
A meeting of the congregation of the
Jreenville Reformed Church, held last
evening, was the scene of an unusual ex
citement. Its purpose was to discuss
ilans for the new edifice the
church people are about to erect. Archi
tect Henry C. Palmer, of No. 142 Ocean
ivenue, who is a member of the
church, had drawn plans and had
mbmitted them to the Consistory,
hat body approved them, but did not
leem it wise to aceept them till the con
gregation had seen them. Last eveuing’s
meeting of the congregation was for that
purpose. Pastor Bruce presided.
Mr. Reid moved that, as the plans had
reen accepted by the Consistory, they be
ulopted by the congregation.
Mr. Brooks made the first break by de
nying that the Consistory had accepted
he plans, though he admitted that the
Consistory had adopted them.
Mr. Reid fanned the flames by remark
ug that Brother Brooks was always split
;ing hairs.
Mr. Brooks replied that many a thou
sand dollars might possibly be
saved if other architects were
nvited to submit plans. He raised
i perfect storm of indignation
vhen he added that he had heard that
some of Brother Palmer’s houses had
“It’s a lie!” thundered Brother Palmer.
‘It’s a lie!”
Then all was excitement and some ladies
vent out frightened.
The question of the acceptance of the
dans was finally put to a vote. Brother
irooks had subsided or escaped, and they
vere accepted by a vote of 46 to 0.
The new plans call for an expenditure
if about *28,000.
roiling: the Attempts to Entrap Him at
His Trial for His Mother’s Murder.
Jackson, Mich., May 3, 1889.—In the
rial yesterday of R. Irving Latimer,
diarged with the murder of his mother,
he defendant was on the witness stand
U day and was subjected to a most
enrolling cross examination.
The remarkable nerve of the witness
lever deserted him. In the main he
tuck to the story he told Wednesday. He
eemed to be endowed with an instructive
knowledge of how the prosecution in
ended to entrap him, and generally
oiled all their attempts.
Before the adjournment of court the
irosecution asked leave to place seven
lew witnesses on the information, and
he Court granted the request. These wit
icsses are expected to rebut some portions
if Latimer’s evidence.
Mr. Parnell’s Testimony.
[By Cable to the United Press.1
London, May 3,1889.—The cross-exami
lation of Mr. Parnell before the Parnell
Commission was resumed today. He said
le had often reproved Mr. William O’Brien
or the violent character of the articles
mblished in his paper, United Ireland.
Che witness had not publicly repudiated
hem because it was not the way to effect
he alterations he desired.
Favorites Beaton—Short Horses Fay
Largely for Small Outlays.
Although the programme was fully up
to the usual standard, the attendance
good and the fields large, the racing yes
terday at the North Hudson Driving Park
was lacking in interest.
The weather was fine and the track
fairly fast, but speculation was far from
brisk and the bulk of the money invested
was retained by the bookmakers, as but
one favorite won during the day, greatly
to the dismay of the talent.
The surprise of the day, however, was
furnished in the fourth race, in which
Fred Davis made a runaway race and
Eaid the few who held winning tickets on
im the handsome dividend of $74.70 for
an outlay of $2.
In the next event ran off another gen
uine surprise was furnished by Student,
who started at the outside price of 25 to 1
in the books, and with no mutuels sold
in the boxes on him to win. The winning
money in this case going to the second
horse, Osbore, Student paying hand
somely for the place. Results as fol
The first race was for three-year-olds
and upwards, with selling allowances, at
seven furlongs, and brought out seven
starters, of whom Tiburon was made an
even money first choice, but Ruse, a long
shot, outfooted the favorite and won by
half a length, with Tiburon second, a
length in the lead of Regulus third. Time,
1:85 V- Mutuals paid $25.50; for a place.
$7.70;Tiburon, for a place, $2.75.
Second race was also at seven furlongs,
and six horses started, with St. John the
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won by a length from Suitor, who was
second, ten lengths in front of the
favorite, St. Sohn, a bad third. Time,
1.83%. Mutuels paid $6.30; for a place,
$4.25; Sintor, for a place, $34.60.
Third race, for all aces, welter
weights, at six and a half furlongs. Seven
horses went to the post, with Goodloe and
Pat Daly ruling as even first choices in
the books. Pat Daly from the start was
never reached and won easily by three
lengths. Julia Miller finished second, a
head in front of Can’t Tell. Time 1.37.
Mutuels paid $8.05; for a place, 15.35; Julia
Miller for a place, $7.50.
This was followed by a dash of six fur
longs, for beaten horses, with twelve
starters and Racquet the first favorite at
7 to 5. Fred Davis got the best of the
send off and holding it to the wire, won a
sharp race by a head. Racquet finished
second a neck in front of Savage, third.
Time, 1:81. Mutuels paid 874.70; for a
place, $6.35; Racquet for a place, $3.65.
The fifth race was a dash of one mile
and a sixteenth, and brought out six run
ners with O’Fellus a two to one favorite
over the field. Student, who was the
least thought of in the betting won by a
neck, Osborne running second, the same
distance in front of O’Fellus third. Time
1.55%. Mutuels paid Osborne straight
$31.50, for a place $7.30, Student for a place
$53.40. No straight tickets were sold on
the winner.
For the sixth and last race of the day at
six and a half furlongs, with ten starters,
Poet was made the favorite, but Alva won
somewhat easily by three lengths, with
Kismet second, a length in front of Poet,
third. Time, 1:27%. Mutuels paid $7.60;
for a place. $5.85; Kismet, for a place,
$7.75. Centipede was left standing still
at the start. _
First Race-Marty B, Montana.
Second Race-Queen of Hearts,
Third Race-8tonewall, Lemon
Fourth Race-Suitor,Geo-Angus,
Fifth Race.—O'Fellus, Regulus.
Sixth Race-Pat Daly, Veto.
At Guttenberg Tomorrow.
fSpecial to the Jersey City News.]
North Hudson Driving Park, May 3,
1889.—The following are the entries for
the races to be decided here tomorrow:—
First Rack—Three-quarters; selling; purse
Woodlands Gelding. .115
Equity (gelding).115
Tom Murphy.112
Mont* ia.109
James Norris.,..106
Sam D.103
Gipsy. 99
Martv B. 99
Woodland. 99
Mr. Hyde. 95
Gold Vase filly. .... 93
BBCU0U JV&.UJS.—ocvcu-cigiiiiia, purse
Nellie B.115
Queen of Hearts.115
Dick Turpin.115
Jack Cocks.113
I Rosette.110
! Daly Oak.107
I Socks.107
| Prince Edward.106
! Relax.105
i Belle B.105
Third Race.—Six and a half furlongs; purse
Frolic. ..117
Harbor Lights.115
Hot Scotch.101
Lady Winkle.101
Lemon Blossom.101
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Jim Bradt.107 |
Top Sawyer.105 |
\ne-ns.108 I
Frankie B.97
Julia Miller.97
Fifth Race.—One mile; selling; purse $250.
St. John .112 I Saluda. 105
Elgin.112 I Nita ..100
O'Fellus.112 j Harwood.100
Van.Ill I Regrulus.100
.107 Kiiip- R. . .. .100
Sixth Race—Six and a half furlongs; purse
Lbs. J
Pat Daly.122 |
Parkville.119 j
Buckstone.118 i
Sara Brown.118 ,
Wilfred Jay.118
Harry Brown.115
Carlow.. 115 I
Franz.114 \
St. Elmo.107
A nr UUUU Ollfpuil U g tuiuu.
A Social Union entertainment will be
given in the vestry room of the Church
of the Good Shepherd, on Summit avenue,
near Grand street, this evening. An
evening of vocal and instrumental music
will conclude with the one act drama,
“The Rough Diamond.”
He Wants to Be Reappointed.
Sheriff Davis and County Clerk Mc
Laughlin are working as hard as they can
to have Assistant Warden John Stewart
reappointed today.
Fishing Good Off Liberty Island.
Commodore Ernest Fackert, and Messrs.
Otto T. Meyer, Fred Chapin, Joseph' Ger
hart and Sergeant Holderer, members of
the Dolphin Fishing Club, went Ashing
vesterday on the date near Liberty Island,
and caught a large number of striped
bass. The first three gentlemen hooked
twenty-seven flue specimens. They con
firm the report that fishing is good iu that
Brick Building to be Sold.
The two brick buildings that stand on
the site of the new Hudson County Bank
Building will be sold to-morrow at two
o’clock by Frank Stevens.
See Joseph Warren's, auctioneer, advertise
meuts of important auction sales of real estate,
to take place on the days named and at two p. m.
ea the premises.*,*
Speculation as to His Posi
tion Toward the Two
Boards of Works.
Has Commissioner Kern Fonnd a
New Ally in His Fight Against
the Charter?
During the armistice in the charter war
the politicians have fallen to discussing
the recent developments in the Board ol
Works, and everyone is puzzled to know
what It all means.
The anomaly of the situation is the con
sorting of Commissioners William F. Kern
and AVilliam Van Keuren. They are both
members of what has been called the
latest “combine” in the Board of Wrorks,
though Mr. Van Keuren and others who
voted with him a week ago are warm in
their declarations that there is no “com
Kern is the man who gave the charter
men such a lively shaking up in the
Fourth district on election day, and is one
of the most determined of the anti-charter
Van Keuren was re-elected to the old
Board of Works last election day, and lias
since been appointed to the new Board of
Works by the Mayor. He has filed his
bonds as a member of the old Board, but
up to this time has not qualified to serve
in the new Board. His acceptance of the
Mayor’s appointment was indicated, how
ever, by his taking the oath of office be
fore City Clerk Scott a day or two after
the appointment was made.
I asked a Commissioner who is not in
latest combine, so called, what he made
of the riddle.
“It’s pretty hard work to tell,” was the
reply. “I can’t understand it. It was
known that Gannon was favorable to the
charter; it was known that Tum
ulty was favorable to the charter;
and Van Keuren’s appointment was
probably made to break the backbone of
a fight by the old Board of Works Com
missioners against the incoming of the
new charter appointees. When Kern and
he get together, however, it looks as
if Mr. Van Keuren had decided to cast his
lot with the old Board. He has not yet
qualified to serve as a Mayor’s appointee,
and that is another indication.”
City Clerk Scott says, however, that the
fact that Mr. Van Keuren has not yet
filed his bonds under the Mayor’s ap
pointment proves nothing. He has
thirty days within which to do that.
Mr. Van Keuren was extremely non
committal when interviewed on the sub
The new Board of Aldermen will meet
next Monday. No candidate Is in the field
for president of the Board, though Alder
man O'Rourke is talked of, and no objec
tion will probably be made to Alderman
at-Large Allen taking the presiding offi
cer’s chair. It is a foregone conclusion
that John E. Scott, who has held the City
Clerkship for many years, will be re
elected. City Marshal Tim Long seems to
have the inside track, too, for l-e-election.
The Aldermen Were Beal Nice to On#
Another Bast Night.
Last evening was the last time that
the last Board of Aldermen had to come
together, officially, and their meeting was
characterized by the utmost harmony and
many expressions of gratitude.
Then James Conroy was, for $100, given
permission to run the only ferry over the
Gap at Washington street, and a lot of
hills were passed, among them the In
surance bill to which Father Salinger ob
jected so strongly before. Father Salinger
voted for it last night.
Then came the gratitude.
The Fathers tried to outdo one another
in their plentiful thanks.
They thanked Presiding Father O’Neil,
they thanked Father Salinger, they.
thanked Father Shawda, they thanked
Father Marinus, they thau'ked Father
Elliott and they thanked Father Reardon.
By this time they had got into a grate
ful frame of mind, and they thanked City
Clerk John E. Scott, City Marshal Tim
othy Long, Poormaster Hewitt, and every
one’else whose name they could remem
Then they adjourned s. d., R. L P.
Two Pretty Sisters Married at Once on
Centennial Tuesday.
One of the pleasantest events of tha
great celebration on Tuesday was a
double wedding which occurred at the
residence of Mrs. Carrie Smith, No. 165
Fourth street, iu this city.
Two pretty sisters were united in wed
lock to gentlemen who for three years
have been crossing the river to pay court
to them. The idea occurred to the young
people that Tuesday would be an auspicl
ous day upon which to have the double
At seven o’clock in the evening Mr.
George Banks, a young Brooklyn jeweler,
was married to Miss Jennie H. Alderdice,
and Mr. Lewis Wieland, a young tele
graph operator, of New York, was mar
ried to Miss Etta S. Alderdice. The cere
..... 1., nnoAD itrne nari'nrniad Ktr tKa
Rev. Daniel Halloran, pastor of St. Paul’*
Methodist Church.
The brides were becomingly arrayed:
Miss Jennie, in brown silk, with pearl
finish, and Miss Etta, in blue silk,
trimmed with passementerie. Mr. J.
Harper, of New York; Mr. Arthur
Herron, of Trenton, and Mrs. Smith, a
sister of the young ladies, wore the only
persons who witnessed the ceremony.
The two couples Immediately after the
knot was tied, started off on a wedding
trip. Mrs. Banks will live in Brooklyn
anil Mrs. Wieland, with her husband, will
continue to live in the old home.
Special Weather Prediction.
Washington, May 3, 1880—The storm,
which is apparently central over Montana
this morning, will probably extend east
ward over the Missouri and upper Missis
sippi valleys and the lake regions, at
tended by warmer, threatening weather
and rain by Saturday afternoon or Sunday
morning. ,,, . ,
Fair weather will continue in the
Southern States east of the Mississippi
River during Friday and Saturday. There
is a slight indication that the local
showers and unsettled weather conditions
that now extend from Virginia northward
to New England will be followed on Sat
urday by warmer, fair weather.
Hartnett'* Record*
At tip. M.55 | AtSA. K.M
At 9 P. M.55 ( At .*
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