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^ ~ ^QL- *• NO. 60. ~ JERSEY CITY, SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1889. _ PRICE TWO CENTS. ~
I NEITHER SIDE IS AHEAD
Chief Justice Beasley Will
Not Decide on the
HE WANTS TO HEAR TESTIMONY.
I June 3, at Eleven O'clock in the
Morning, Chosen for Argument
i On the Constitutionality of the
[Special to the Jersey City News.l
Trenton, May 4, 1880.—Mayor Cleve
land’s petition from Chief Justice Beasley
to settle the controversy over the Jersey
City Charter was presented here this
morning. Governor Abbett, Senator Ed
wards and Speaker Hudspeth appeared
for the Charter, and ex-Mayor Gilbert Col
lins and ex-Senator Brinckerhoff, for the
which is very long, and gives the history
of the new charter, and gives a graphic
picture of the faults in Jersey City’s pres
ent government. These facts are given
to show the necessity for immediate
The petition concludes by asking for a
Special Term of the Supreme Court to de
termine the controversy, and to decide
which officials shall reign in the mean
When the reading was finished Mr. Col
lins declared that there was scarcely a
paragraph which he did not chal’ . nge.
He denied that the act submitted by
O’Neill’s proclamation was the act passed
by the Legislature.
He also asserted that Mayor Cleveland
was in the city when O’Neill issued the
He urged that in any case the old offi
cials should not be ousted pending the
suit, without a hearing.
GOVERNOR ABBETT TO THE FORE.
Abbett replied to Mr. Collins, and de
clared t hat if the old officials were allowed
to remain in control of the government,
they should be put under limitations1
, which would prevent them from inflicting
litigation on the city such as the new
charter was designed to prevent.
> He argued that O’Neill’s proclamation
Justice Beasley said that he could not
> decide which officials were entitled to
office until he passed on the question
whether the law was properly in force,
and whether any new officials were actu
ally performing duties.
He was ready to call a special term of
the Supreme Court, but on the question
of ad interim appointments a hearing was
Mr. Abbett suggested a Commissioner
^ to ta£e testimony.
TESTIMONY WILL BE TAKEN.
Justice Beaslev ordered testimony to be
taken on these two points, and gave per
mission to Mr. Collins to apply to take
testimony on other disputed points if he
Mr. Collins brought up the constitu.
tionality of the act under which the ap
plication was made, but the Chief Justice
said that that was a poiqt for the Supreme
Court to settle.
June 8, at eleven o’clock, was appointed
for the special term of the Supreme
Answers must be filed by a week from
Testimony on the question of
ad interim officials was or
dered taken before Supreme Court
Commissioner Cassidy, on one day’s
notice, and Justice Beasley will hear argu
ment on the question next Thursday.
The matter was then adjourned.
The Mayor Was in New Haven.
Mayor Cleveland was in his office this
afternoon when I asked him whether
he was in the city at the
time President O’Neil, of the
Board of Aldermen, Issued the proclama
tion for an election on the charter, as
charged by ex-Mayor Collins in the
Supreme Court this morning.
“I was in New Haven at that time on
business of a personal nature,” was his
Counsellor Brinkerlioff said this after
noon that testimony would be taken at
nine o’clock next Tuesday. He had just
received the following from Trenton:—
Chief Justice Beasley has ordered a special ses
sion of the Supreme Court, for June 8 at eleven
o'clock ;anawera to be died S • dicers of old Boards
to resist the charter on or before May 14. Argu
ment of ad interim officers and boards. March 0,
at ten o’clock; officers of old boards to take testi
mony on May 7.__
“BUT NOT INTO THE PASSAIC.”
Chancellor McGill Killed a Triumphant
Smile on Mr. Griggs’ Cheek.
The suit of the Newark Aqueduct
Board to restrain the city of Passaic from
building a sewer emptying into the Past
sale river was before Chancellor McGil
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McCarter, who is associated with
Colonel Price in the prosecution
of the suit asked for an adjournment for
a week, on the ground that his colleague
> was confined to his home by a severe at
tack of rheumatism. Ex-Senator Griggs,
who represents the city of Passaic, ob
jected on the ground that he would be en
gaged in another case on that day, and
suggested that it be put off two weeks.
As that would bring the case to a day
on which the Chancellor would be en
gaged in another case the Chancellor ob
jected this time, and said that the matter
would have to stand over either one or
three weeks. It was finally agreed that
the case should be adjourned to May 35.
v When the day hod been finally fixed ex
Senator Griggs asked the Chancellor if
Passaic count go ahead and build the
•ewer in the meantime.
The Chancellor replied that it could,
and a half concealed smile of triumph
played over the handsome features of tne
ex-Senator. The smile died a speedy
death the next minute, however, when
His Honor continued, “but it must not
empty into the Passaic River."
Crlgpl’g Power Threatened—France Try
ing to Break up the German Alliance.
[By Cable to the United Preis.
London, May 4, 1889.—Advices from
Rome state that Signor Crisp! in a con
ference yesterday with King Humbert
threatened to resign on account of the
opposition made from several sources to
one of his pet projects. He believes, with
some probability, that the King has been
advised from Berlin to put an end to the
senseless idea of extending Italian occupa
tion in Abyssinia, and asked the monarch
if German influence was to be hencefor
ward paramount in Rome.
Signor Crispi has intimated that General
Baldissera is lacking in dash and enter
prise, and the General has requested to be
relieved, frankly stating that too many
lives have already been wasted in the vain
attempt to gain a foothold in that country,
the only portions of which tenable for
white men are at such a distance from the
coast as to make safe and regular com
munications impracticable. The Minister
of War, General Bertoli Viale, also comes
in for a share of the Premier’s wrath for
the same reason.
Officers of the staff and line who dread
an exile to Massowali are almost mutin
ous at the prospect of sharing the fate of
so many of their comrades who have suc
cumbed to pestilence in and around that
filthy hol<? without even seeing an enemy,
and it will not be their fault if Signor
Crispi’s term of office is not yet shortened
by their influence
Commercial men and landed proprietors
are equally bitter against him, but with
less reason, for he has done all that he
dared to bring about a renewal of the
treaty of commerce with France. The
tVgnrh minnihprdnpHiintdesnftirof break
ing up the triple alliance by continuing to
practically close to Italy the best market
for her productions, and thus force the
country into virtual bankruptcy.
The emigration to the United States
and the Argentine Republic from Italy
will be enormous this year, but Italian
economists are not agreed whether to re
joice or grieve over the depletion of a
population which most of them say would
not be superfluous if trade were not fet
tered by obstructions placed in its way
by the State.
A note has been received in Rome from
the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs
apologizing for the vehement language
used in regard to King Humbert by the
members of the Catholic Congress sitting
in Madrid. From good authority it is
learned that a moderate answer was re
turned, to the effect that nothing else but
abuse was expected from that source and
that the Italian government feels indif
ferent upon the subject.
A NOTE FOR A CHURCH ORGAN.
An Old Law Case Revived In Court Be
fore Judge Knapp.
An old law suit was revived this morn
ing on a motion made before Judge
Knapp. In 1880 James Parker was given
a promissory note as payment for erecting
an organ in Christ Church. The note was
signed by members of the church, as
Parker transferred this note to Barak
G. Coles. When it became due it was pro
tested, and Coles sued the church and ob
tained judgment by default.
Before an execution was served the
church obtained a stay of proceedings aud
a rule to reopen the case and take testi
mony before a referee.
Some testimony was taken and then all
further action in the case ceased. In
Court this morning counsel for Mr. Coles
asked that this rule be set aside.
He said that the application had not
been made before because Mr. Coles was
not in need of the money and that he de
sired to give the church time to pay it, but
that by this time he had become tired of
Counsel for the church opposed the mo
tion and said that at the time the note
was given the church had no rector or
vestry and that it was in a demoralized
If the church were given time the note
WOUXU Ut5 pttxu. o uuge jrvuttpp ucwucu
that the defendants must present their
case in court within thirty days or the
stay would be dismissed.
Tomorrow In tlio Churches.
At the Bergen Reformed Church, cor.
ner of Bergen and Highland avenues, the
Rev Cornelius Brett, pastor, there will be
services at eleven a. m. and half-past
seven p. m., tomorrow as usual. The
Rev. W. D. Grant, pastor-elect of the
South Bergen Reformed Church, will
preach in the morning. The anniversary
of the Women’s Foreign Missionary
Society will be held in the evening. Mrs.
H. M. Andrews, missionary from India,
At St, Paul’s M. E. Church, Third
street, there will be communion and re
ception of members at half-past ten a. m.;
sermon to young men by Pastor Halloruu
at half-past seven p. m.
Counsellor Thomas J. Kennedy and
others will address the Hudson County
Temperance Alliance tomorrow (Sunday)
afternoon at four o’clock in Humboldt
Hall, No. 186 Newark avenue.
At the Scotch Presbyterian Church
Mercer street, near Varick, the Rev
David Mitchell, pastor, there will be ser
vices tomorrow at half-past ten a. m. and
at half-past seven p. in.
At the Trinity M. J5. Church, York
street, near Warren, there will be preach
iug at half-past ten in the morning, and at
half-past seven in the evening, by the pas
tor, the Rev. John Crawford. In the
morning the holy communion will be ad
ministered and members received.
Strangers are welcomed.
At the Tabernacle, comer of York and
Henderson streets, the Rev. John L.
Seiuider, pastor, will take for his morn
ing topic, “A Tabernacle Talk,” and foi
the evening topic, “Give the Clerks a
Rest; or, the Early Closing Movement in
Pulled Him Over His Dashboard.
While Driver William Davis was on his
9:40 trip to Jersey City this morning,
with car No. 143 of the Hoboken Railway,
thewhiffletree broke and the horses pulled
him over the dashboard and dragged him
for some distance along the street. The
brake was partly on and the car soon
stopped. The horses became frightened
and dragged Davis out of the way of the
car. He attributes his escape from serious
injury to that cause. The accident oc
curred at Tenth street.
Stole All tlie Umbrellas.
A sneak thief, giving his name as Huge
Franklin, was arrested at the ferry in Ho
boken this morning, having in his posses
sion a number of valuable umbrellas and
walking canes. They were stolen from
residence of Principal J. W. Lyeett, of No.
2 School. The doors were open and Frank
lin sueaked in and cleaned out the um
brella stand. Mr. Lyeett followed the
ii.un nnrl had him stonoed at the ferrv.
A musical anil literary entertainment
will be given at Fisk Hall, Whiton street,
on Tuesday evening, under the auspices
of Fisk Section, Cadets of Temperance.
A grand concert will be given by Mrs.
Ragna l.inne Stroebel, at Pohlman’s Hall,
on Monday evening next.
Judgment Set Aside.
The judgment obtained by Christie &
Wolcott against Ann Barrett was set
aside by Judge Knapp this morning. It
was obtained on an attachment suit.
BcsciuM’a Pills cure bilious and nervous ills.
POLAND'S GREATEST DAY
Celebrating the Time When
the Constitution Was
to Have Been Signed.
HONORING KING STANISLAUS.
The Only Day in Polish History to
Feast, and That Recalls but a
Yesterday was the ninety-eighth anni
versary of the day when Polish hopes
rose to their highest level, and all the land
was filled with joy.
Then it was, on the third day of May,
1791, that King Stanislaus Augustus, the
fourth of the name, was to sign the PoUsli
CONSTITUTION, which was to make of
the fair land a united country with a free
P TRat the Constitution was not signed is
a matter of history, but the day was the
brightest in the recollection of the un
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as the great festival of the Polish people
ever since, though it only recalls a hope.
The Polacks of Jersey City and of the
surrounding country, some five thousand
in number, have been in the habit of go
ing over to New York to celebrate the
day, but this year, it being a great time
for all good Americans—and there are no
more loyal Americans than the Polacks—
the four Polish societies of the city deter
mined to have their own glorification.
They invited the Association Polonic, of
New York, to come over and help, and
they all had a grand time, dancing nearly
all night after the meeting.
The Jersey City societies were the Kra
kusy, the association called after Adam
Miekiewicz, the great Polish poet; that
called after Bosak Hauke, the great Gen
eral in the Polish insurrection of 1863, who
lost his life in 1870, fighting with the
French against his old enemies, the Prus
sians; and the Ulany, the Red Lancers.
The day opened with mass at the Church
of St. Antonio, at half-past ten in the
morning, when the Rev. W. J. X. A. Mich
nowski addressed the congregation.
Then, at eight o’clock in the evening,
the people gathered in Coopers’ Hall,
where, after the meeting had been
opened by Mr. Stanislaus Krzemenskiego,
Mayor Cleveland was elected presiding
officer of the evening. The Mayor spoke
briefly and was repeatedly cheered. Mrs.
Kramer, of New York, recited ‘ The
Polish Boy” and was received as a beauti
ful woman should be. These were the
only speakers in English. Those who
spoke m Polish were Wladislaw Kamien
ski and Count Wodricki. Following is
what they did in full:—
O godz. 10y2 rano; Nabozenstwo w kos"
ciele Sw. Antoniego. Odprawi W. J. X
A. Michnowski. .
O godz. 8 wieczor: Zebranie sie Tow.
Polskich i publicznosci w “Cooper Hall”.
O godz. 9 wieczor: Otwarcie Obehodu
przez p. St. Krzeminskiego.
Wybor prezesa Obehodu z grona zgro
Zaproszenie prezydentow Tow. na wice
Wybor Sekretarza Obehodu.
“Hvmn Narodowy;” “Jeszcze Polska
nie zginela.” (Publicznose powstaje).
Konstytucje 330 Maja 1791 r. odezyta p.
Publicznose przy akompaniamencie mu
zyki odspiewa stojaco:—“Boze cos Pol
Mowa polska p. Kameaskiego z Brookl.
Muzyka odegra:—“Boze daj by rably
snal 3ci Maj.”
Spiew p. Ziemkiewicza.
Muzyka odegra:—“Z Hymen Pozarow.”
Prezes Obehodu zamyka poisedzenie.
Do wzieeia udzialu zapraszamy kazdego
Komitet Arzadzajacy:—St. Krzeminski,
S. Plzekopowskl, A. maszczynsni, i.
Nagolski, S. Comalewsni, A. Groszewski,
J. Zawadzki, R. Janowski, Z. Bobrowski,
K. Maryanski, P. Kuzniewiez, P. Wojtas
zek, F. Szumski, S. StelmaclioWicz, A.
Zywicki, J. Bonkalski.
Po zamknieciu Obchodu nastapia tauce
przy doborowej balowej muzyce.
A TORPEDO STOPPED THE PRATER.
A Strange College Fight In Purdue Uni
versity, Lafayette, Iud.
Lafayette, Ind., May 14, 18SS).—The
students of Purdue University, with the
exception of the juniors, are up in arms
against the faculty. On Wednes
day evening the juniors gave a
public entertainment under the
direction of the faculty. There
was the usual opposition from the lower
classmen. Torpedoes and the resonant
bursting of paper bags interspersed the
entertainment, but they were not down on
the regular programme. A huge torpedo
was exploded at Prof. O. J. Craig’s
feet while he was pronouncing an
invocation. It cut short the prayer and
spoiled the effect, so far as the audience
was concerned, of that part of the bene
diction already uttered. Prof. Craig’s
nerves were bady shattered, and in view
or this fact a meeting of the faculty was
callled at which the sophomores and
freshmen were suspended. The students in
retaliation met Thursday night and yes
terday and passed decisive resolutions.
The sophomores announce their intention
of leaving the college unless the suspen
sions are rescinded. Other classmen sus
tain them in their action, and, as the mem
bers of the faculty are determined in their
course, serious trouble is apprehended.
They’ll Have to Look Up the Law.
Counsellor Mint urn made application to
the Court today for permission for Pat
rick Sullivan to sell the lands of
the estate of his deceased brother
Lawrence. Patrick is the adminis
trator and the application was made
to enable him to settle up the estate. The
Court said that a bill had been introduced
in the late Legislature modifying the pro
cedure, and gave Mr. Minturn until next
Saturday to ascertain whether it. became
a law, and what it provides for. The
Court was not certain on the point.
The Currie Kstate Casa.
Charles Allen, John D. Carscallen and
Henry Dusenbury were appointed com
missioners to condemn the lands of the
Currie estate, wanted by the Waverly
and New York Bay Rail
road Company. Lawyer Block
notified the Court that he
would apply for a writ of certiorari next
Saturday, and take the case to the
Supreme Court. These Commissioners
were appointed last Saturday to condemn
a portion of the estate, and today the
Court instructed them to condemn three
portions of the estate.
See Joseph Warren's auctioneer advertise
ment of the three-story and basement apartment
house and lot. No. 185 Fifth street, to he sold to
the highest bidder on Monday next, at two p. m.,
on the premises. **•
THE H. L AND L BACKS WATER.
It Is Trying to Take Hack Its Offer to
the City of Hoboken.
The Hoboken Land and Improvement
Company regrets its outburst of gener
osity to the city. Some time ago the
company entered into negotiations with
the city to acquire the water front on
Hudson Square Park, and made a first
offer of a site upon which the city could
build a much needed school in the up
The Jersey City News exposed the
scheme and pointed out that the school
site offered was in no way equivalent to
the value of the water front. The Coun
cil then appointed a special committee.
They obtained an audience with the com
pany and a new offer was made. The
company said that for the privilege
of filling in the ground and build
ing a road connecting River street
and the river walk, and building a pier,
they would give the city the use of the
dock, which would be public, and would
also give a site for a police station, a
school and a fire engine house. The mat
ter was generally considered settled and
Corporation Attorney Minturn was draw
ing up an agreement.
The directors of the company regret
their offer, and wish to withdraw it.
Several citizens think that the company
has got by far the better of the bargain,
and that the city would have to submit if
me matter were iorueu, m wc »
recent legal decision on the water front
Colonel Erlenkoetter, chairman of the
Special Committee appointed to make
the necessary arrangements, received a
letter from Colonel Stevens, president of
the Land Company, saying that the di
rectors were satisfied with the ar
I rangement, but that they could not
submit to the dock being a public one. If
| the company declines to accept the agree
ment as already framed, the matter will
be referred back to the Board of Council.
The company gives no reason for its
change of opinion.
DISCUSSING A NEW HOME.
The Friends of the ¥. M. C. A. Raise Funds
of a Building.
At a conference held at the residence of
Mr. Richard Grant, No. 5 East Hamilton
place, a few nights ago, in the interest of
the Young Men’s Christian Association,
the subject of erecting a new building for
occupancy by the Association was dis
Among those who took part in the dis
cussion were Messrs. Richard Grunt, Earl
Insley, George Morrow, Frank Jeffries,
W. E. Drake, S. O. Church and President
Cowles, of Jersey City; W. R. Janeway
and Prof. Wilbur, of New Brunswick;
President Edwin Packard, of the Brook
lyn Association; State Secretary D. F.
More and the general secretary.
The great need of a suitable building
for the association, in order that the best
results might be obtained, was talked
over, and Mr. McKenzie signified his will
ingness to aid in this work, and
offered to be one of twenty-five to
give $1,000; also one of fifty to
give $500, and to give $1,000 in addi
tion. Mr. Grant followed by stating that
he had previously made an offer to the
Board of Directors of $5,000, which he
would give if enough can be raised to
build. A meeting will be held imme
diately by the Building Committee to de
termine whether this is the best time to
commence in earnest the canvass for
funds for this object, and should they so
decide it will be commenced at once.
Work will not be commenced on the
building until most or all of the money
necessary has been pledget!.
A Brutal Wife Murder.
Troy, N. Y., May 2, 1889.—Early this
morning Mrs. Dunn was murdered by her
husband, Samuel, in Cohoes, where they
resided, in Rock alley. The crime was
committed with a jack knife having a
Viln/lp nhnut, t.hrpp. inches loner, and so
powerful were the blows that the blade
was broken, over two inches of it being
found in the woman’s wounds. After he
had murdered his wife Dunn walked out
before the eyes of neighbors who had
heard her screams, went up Mohawk
street and got a drink of whiskey. He
was then arrested. The motive for the
crime was unknown.
Policeman Speer’s Funeral.
Funeral services were held over the
body of Policeman Matthew Speer at his
home, No. 68 Union street, last evening.
This morning a detail of twenty-four men
from the Gregory street station, to which
the dead policeman belonged, and six men
from each of the other stations, accom
panied the body to the New York Bay
Cemetery, where it was buried. Among
those who accompanied the body were
Chief Murphy, Captains McKaig, Bang
and Farrier, Sergeants Cox, Archibald
and Carroll and Detective Pearson.
Forest Fires Blaze Again.
WAUSAU, Wis., May 4, 1889.—The dry
weather experienced here for a week a
past has started up forest fires again and
huge volumes of smoke can be seen rising
in every direction. Much damage will be
the result if rain is not had soon. The
Wisconsin River is low and hopes oi
getting the logs down this spring to the
different nulls are about given up. Little
work is being done on the drives.
Old Employees Cast Adrift.
Valparaiso, Ind., May 4,1889.—All oi
the passenger conductors but one on the
Chicago and Grand Trunk Railroad, be
tween Chicago and Port Huron, were dis
charged yesterday. Most of them had
been on the road for many years.
His Arm Cut Off.
George Malkiuson, a brakeman on the
Pennsylvania Railroad, and residing ai
No. 99 Boynton street, Newark, was
coupling cars on the meadows this morn
ing when his right arm was caught be
■ tween the cars anel cut off at the shoulder
He was brought to this city and. taken tc
the City Hospital. ^
Entertainment for a Dime.
Fisk Section No. 2, Cadets of Tempei
finfiP. will hold a musical and literary en
tertainment Tuesday evening, May 7, a
eight o’clock, in Fisk Hall, formerly tin
German church, on Whiton street. Sev
eral well known artists will appear on tin
programme. The udmission will be tei
The Orator for Plymouth Rock.
Plymouth, Mass., May 4, 1889.—Will
iam C. P. Breckenridge, member o:
Congress-elect in Kentucky, has acceptei
an invitation to deliver an address at th<
dedication here of the national monument
to the forefathers August 1.
A Thorne Without a Rose This Time.
San Francisco, Cal., May 4,1889.—Th(
actress Rose Thorne has been granted t
divorce from her husband, Edwin Thorne
by the Divorce Court at Martinez. Mrs
Thorne charged her husband with inti
Minister Thayer Salts.
Ij. M. Thayer, who was appoined minis
ter to the Netherlands, by President Harri
sou, sailed from this city for Rotterdan
this morning on the steamship Veendam
He was accompanied by D. Van Pelts, hi!
That Was the Watchword
of the Newsdealers at
Last Night’s Meeting.
THEY ARE MOVING ON TO VICTORY
The Blanket Sheet Combine of New
York Will Be Resisted in Its In
vasion of Jersey City,
“Down with the Trust!”
This advice was printed on the
circulars posted on the walls of
Stier’s Hall last evening. And, from the
sentiments of the dealers, before, during
and after the meeting, it appeared that
Newsdealers’ and BookseUers’ Union, No.
1, of Jersey City, would “be in at the
death” of the great New York newspaper
President Fackert occupied the chair
and made a spirited address, calling upon
all those present to settle down to genu
ine hard work—that the great newspaper
trust might understand that the news
men are in earnest. He concluded by
prophesying success all along the line.
“The neonle are against these giant
combines and trusts,” said he, “and if we
but clearly explain to them our position
in this tight, they will support our move
ment and we will surely win.”
Mr. Fackert then introduced the follow
ing resolution, which was unanimously
Resolved, That Newsdealers’ and Booksellers'
Union No. 1, of Jersey City, calls upon The Jer
sey City News and Evening Journal to publish
an extract from an anti-trust newspaper— 27ie
Messrs. Ramsey and Brooks supported
the resolution in speeches in which they
praised The Jersey City News for its
championship of the cause of the news
dealers. It was adopted unanimously.
Then on motion of Mr. Merriman the fol
lowing was adopted as the pledge of the
The undersigned, practical newsdealers, here
with enroll themselves as members of the News
dealers’ and Booksellers’ Union No. 1, of Jersey
City, to try to protect themselves against bad
systems, oppressive publishers, transportation
companies, wholesale news companies, slow pay
ers and deadbeats, and to reduce losses to a
minimum. The undersigned pledge themselves
to attend meetings as much as possible. Until
they withdraw from the union or are rejected as
members they promise to pay promptly their
dues of fifteen cents a month to tne treas
urer, and to strictly execute the decisions and
policy to be adopted by the Central Council, re
Sresenting the newsdealers and booksellers of
ew York, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Hoboken and
Delegate Borden reported progress from
the Central Council.
THE KNIGHTS ARE WITH THEM.
The names of a dozen new members
were then handed in, which aroused the
enthusiasm of those present, and it was
heightened when Secretary Ramsey read
the following communication from Poca
hontas Association, No. 1, Knights of
Louis E. Fackert, President, etc.
Dear Sir:—By instructions received from
Pocahontas Association, I transmit the following
to your attention:—
Pocahontas Association, No. 1, of Hudson
county, in regular session assembled, has unani
mously concluded to abstain from purchasing any
of the Trust papers uutil such time as the publish
ers of such papers shall recognize the necessity of
either reducing the price to that paid prior to the
increase, or till the carriers be allowed a reason
able part of the additional charge. Fraternally
yours, Pocahontas Association, No. 1.
After the applause which had greeted
the reading of the letter had subsided
President Fackert appointed the follow
ing Missionary Committee:—Messrs.
Bath, Brooks, Ramsey, Merriman and
Borden. The duty of the committee is to
search up all who do not belong to the
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means to get them to join.
Secretary Ramsay then made a rattling
speech in which lie scored the “Trust”
with no slighting hand and showed how
the newsdealers had been made the dupes
of the greedy publishers of New York.
He was followed by Messrs. Brooks,
Merrimau, Fackert and Borden, and they
all urged united action and requested
each newsdealer present to bring some
delinquent to the meeting next Friday
evening. It will be a private meeting and
the delegates to the Central Council will
unfold there to their brethren the plan of
campaign adopted by that body.
A PRESENTMENT OF THE CASE.
The accompanying extract, which is
published at the request of the newsdeal
ers, Is a clear exposition of the cause of
They avowedly propose (the Trust) at the end
of this month, if the present movement is suc
cessful. to advance the price of the daily issues
one cent all around. Let us see what the conse
quence of such a movement will be to all con
I. TO THE RETAIL NEWSDEALER.—His
capital to be invested will be increased, on an
average of the paper, just twenty-five per cent.
No mercantile business in New York city could
or would respond to this sudden demand if there
was to be no return in interest on the ad
ditional investment. The increase in labor to the
newsdealers, on an average of the “combine 1
papers, will be about forty per cent! No labor
organization in the country would submit to such
a tax without remuneration. Net result to the
retail deuler:—Increased capital, one-fourth; in
creased labor, nearly one-half; increased profit, 0!
II. TO THE WHOLESALE DEALER —The
machinery of distribution in this city is supplied
by the wholesale dealers and news companies.
They have hitherto received a commission of
fifteen per cent, on all issues. Now they get a
commission of twenty-five per cent, on Sunday,
but no additional advance on the other issues.
They are to get none on the advance of the price
of the daily issues, uuless by way of compromise,
to which they must assent or accept a com
pulsory reduction to the original commission.
III. TO THE PUBLIC.—One cent increase in
the price of a paper is not generally thought of
seriously by the readers of a paper.. But the
aggregate cost to the public, which will be wholly
a profit to the “combine for boodle” papers, will
be over $2,600,000. Taking the circulation of the
six “combine” papers at their own sworn figures,
and calculating on the one cent advance, the fol
lowing astounding table shows how the public
will be taxed unnecessarily :—
Circula- Per For 52 For 865
Paper. tion. Day. Sundays. Days.
Times. 40,000 $.*160 $18,720 $181,400
Tribune. 40.000 300 18.720 131,400
Press. 78.270 702 36,504 256.281
Sun . 80,000 720 87,440 202,800
journal.288.000 2,142 111,384 781,730
World.322,725 2,898 150,096 957,770
Totals.7798,995 $7,182 $373,464 $2,521,330
The public should stand by the retail dealers
and refuse to buy papers which thus tax them
and impose so infamously on the men and women
absolutely necessary to the distribution of the
papers direct to the readers.
(fames Donovan's Estate.
The final statement of the accounts oi
the estate of James Donovan, of Hobokeu,
was filed today by order of Judge Lippin
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the estate is worth $12,771.30 after all court
fees and other expenses were deducted.
Lawyer Willard Fiske appeared for Mrs.
Smith, and Corporation Attorney Minturu
for Mrs. Kerrigan, the executrix.
See Joseph Warren’*, auctioneer, advertise
merits of Important auction sales ot real estate,
to tuke place on the days named and at two p. m
on the premises. *«•
JjUVKS BAD tUii Tilt UU4UU1MO.
Canada’s Wicked Colony May Have to
Climb tlie North Pole.
Chicago, May 4, 1889.—A Alews special
from Ottawa, Out., says:—The efforts of
John C. Eno and other United States de
faulters in Canada to prevent the
Welden extradition bill from ap
plying to them have not been
as successful as they anticipated.
The Deputy Minister of Justice said last
night that he did not think the attempt of
Parliament to eliminate the retroactive
provision from the bill was successful.
As amended the clause reads:—“The
provisions of this act shall apply to any
crime committed after the coming into
force of this act.”
The Deputy Minister of Justice says:—
“This is altogether an unnecessary state
ment in an act of parliament, as the
statute would apply to the crimes speci
fied in the schedule in any case, and there
fore the act may be read as if the provis
ions were not in it at all.
“Treaties and statutes relating to extra
dition have always heretofore been held
by the courts to have a retroactive effect,
although they contained no special pro
visions making them retroactive,
and inasmuch as the amended
section amounts to nothing in its
present shape the court will probably con
strue the act as a whole, according to past
precedent. If the clause had read
‘the provisions of this act shall
not apply to any crime committed
before the coming into force of this act’
the case would have been entirely differ
ent and the United States colony in Can
ada might have rested secure. As it is
the prospects ahead of them are not very
WHO PAYS FOR THE BABY’S FUNERAL?
Justice Weed Hears a Pitiful Story From
a Wronged Young Woman.
Justice Weed was visited this morning
by Undertaker William Bunnel and Mary
Ellen McCahon, a prepossessing young
woman of twenty-two years. The under
taker left for collection a bill of *23
against John J. Erwin, whose residence
Mr. Bunnel is very anxious to ascertain,
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She wus employed as a servant, in the
family of Erwin’s brother and there made
the acquaintance of John. The young
man was assiduous in his attentions and
engaged himself to marry her. During
the courtship he borrowed $22 of the girl's
hard earned savings, so she says, $17 of
which he still owes to her.
On March 10, Miss McCahon gave birth
to a child in Christ Hospital, which lived
seven weeks. At its death she went to
Undertaker Bunnel and told him her
story and asked him to help her save her
child from a pauper's grave.
Mr. Bunnel, out of compassion for the
poor girl, buried the babe in the Jersey
City Cemetery at a cost of $22, and he now
thinks that under all circumstances
Erwin should pay the bill.
VESSELS THAT DO NOT RETURN,
Provlncetown Schooners Are Many
Provincetown, Mass., May 4, 1889.—
The 137-ton Princetown schooner Nellie
Swift, from St, Kitts, West Indies, for
New York, has been given up for lost,
with all on board. She is forty days out
and no report of her has been made,
Of her crew, Captain Murdock McAskill,
Mate James McDonald, seamen Charles
Frazer, Ollie Peterson and William Mc
Pherson belong here. All are unmarried.
The vessel has been employed in the
Grand Bank cod fishery during the sum
Fears are entertained for the safety of
the three-masted schooner Franc Lam
breth, thirty days out from Charleston,
S. C., for Weymouth, Mass., with phos
phate rock. Her captain, Robert L.West,
belongs here. A vessel answering her de
scription was seen after the gale of April
5, and it is hoped that her crew have been
taken off by some outward bound vessel.
FOR BEATING HIS WIFE.
Real Estate Broker —' .» Brought
Before the Bar.
James * a real estate dealer,
residing on "" nd street, near Jersey
avenue, was arrested and taken before
Justice Rouget this morning for assault,
ing his wife, whom he recently married.
Mrs. ' the mother of the young
wife, was »em. for during the scuffle and
on her arrival she and Mrs. ” V
lish, the proprietress of the house'
came into collission and another unpleas
ant quarrel ensued. ”” '' was held
for trial, but was subsequently bailed.
His Vendetta Worked the Wrong Way.
Cheyenne, Wy. T., May 4, 1889.—Cow
boy Jack Embree served two years in
Joliet Penitentiary for shooting at E. M.
Dixon, a ranchman, near Laramie. He
swore to return and kill Dixon when his
sentence expired, and Thursday he rode
out to the ranch and invited Dixon
to come out anu ue MHIU.
One of Dixon’s men appeared and
F.mbree siiot him in the arm. Dixon pro
cured a Winchester and made a dash from
the house toward the cowboy. As the lat
ter aimed his six shooter at Dixon the
ranchman dropped to the ground and the
bullet whistled over his head. Then he
shot the cowboy dead.
Wlilskey Seized in a Dry State.
Des Moines, Iowa, May 4,1889.—Upon
a search warrant, issued by Justice John
son, Constable Hamilton searched the
storerooms of the American and United
States Express Companies, yesterday. In
the former he found and seized 135 cases
of liquor, principally whisky, and in the
cellar of the United States Express office
he secured twenty-three cases of whisky.
The entire quantity was marked C O D
but had been stored from six months to a
year. The liquor was from J. B. Lynch
& Co. of Rock Island, 111., and was con
signed to various parties.
He Wants the Sale Set Aside.
The Donovan property, foot of Twenty
ninth street, Bayonne, valued at $20,000,
on which was a mortgage of $10,000, was
sold March 28 by the Sheriff on a
judgment obtained on a mechan
ics’ lien for $300, to a Newark
linn. Thev assigued their bid to
E. A. Dugan the next day. Daniel E.
Donovan, the owner, claimed in court
this morning that he had not been prop
erly notiiled of the sale, and he asked to
have the judgment and sheriff’s sale set
aside. The Court reserved decision.
A Marriage a Day.
Justice Weed seems to have formed a
little matrimonial trust all by himself.
He has married a couple every day this
month. His latest service m tins line was
yesterday, when he united Fred Snyder
of No. 100 East Ninety-sixth street, and
Catherine Breen, of No. 275 Ninth avenue.
New York, in the holy bonds.
Minister lleid Sails.
Among the passengers on the French
Line steamship La Bourgogne this morn
ing, were Whitelaw Reid, Minister tc
France, and Mrs. Reid.
Samuel R. Thayer, United States Min
ister tc the Netherlands, sailed to-day foi
his new post of duty on the Netherlanc
The Freeliolders Are Not
Used to It and Could
Only Toddle Half
BUT THEY BOUNCED 107.
Now, How Many Will They Heap
point and Who Will Draw the
Prizes?—Kilroy and Hennessey
One hundred and seven employees of
the county were dismissed yesterday by
the Board of Freeholders. When the
Board meets next Monday at least sixty
four of them will be reappointed. The
rest will most likely get there, too—one at
a time—if they have pull enough. There
will not be more than from twenty-four to
twenty-six absolute dismissals.
Before the meeting a caucus was held)
and after it was over much buttonholing
was done. None of the Freeholders ap
peared to be satisfied with the result of
the caucus, and all looked as if they
would like another session. It could
easily be seen that the conclusions reached
In caucus the night before were regretted
by some, and that no one wanted to make
TWO OF THE KICKERS.
TVio twtnhUi patbp
from the Second district, represented
by Kilroy and Hennessey who
kicked against having f twelve
appointees dismissed and but six reap
pointed. The members in favor of adopt
ing the plan laid down by the caucus
Thursday night and published yesterday
in The Jersey City News were out
numbered yesterday, and almost every
member was approached by politicians
anxious to keep their friends in office.
Among those who will have to walk
the plank are John Stewart, Assistant
Warden of the Almshouse, and Michael
Clark, Assistant Keeper of the Peniten
tiary. During the afternoon Sheriff Davis
and County Clerk McLougblin were
working like beavers to have both reap
pointed. By Monday they may possibly
accomplish their object, but today their
chances were very slim.
When the Board was called to order at
twenty minutes to five o’clock. Free
holders Cullen, Brunning and Kenney, of
Hoboken, were absent. After the minutes
were read, Counsellor MjKrath informed
the Board that the adjournment yester
day was perfectly legal, and then Free
holder Boyle made a motion that when
the Board adjourned it would he to meet
at ten o’clock Monday. The motion pre
vailed, and as soon as the decision was
announced Freeholder Nelson said he did
not understand the necessity of another
meeting to transact the necessary busi
ness. Fie said the Board started out with
a flourish of trumpets about reform and
then postponed action. He wanted to
know why this was the case. No one
was able to tell him.
The special report of the committee next ,
came up for action. Every one in the
courtroom had au interest in this, for
nearly all were employees and expected
to he '‘bounced.” A resolution was offered
to table it, but it was voted down. Free
holder Nelson said he believed the com
mittee had worked hard to ascertain what
reductions could be made and he would
not vote to table it. The report wai
adopted. Freeholder Steger offered a
resolution to abolish the office of clerk to
the County Collector. This was tabled.
The clerk, Mr. Hough, is Comptroller of
Jersey City under the new charter.
The serious business of the meeting
came when Freeholder Steger offered a
resolution that 107 employees be dis
missed, The preamble set forth that the
action was caused by want of funds and
the increase of pauperism and crime
which exhausted the money that the em
ployees should have. The dismissals are
to take effect May 77 and the resolution
was adopted unanimously.
Some one offered a resolution to appoint
persons to fill the vacancies, but it was
voted down and nothing will be done un
til May 0, when some of the vacancies will
no doubt be tilled.
The Social Union’s Enjoyable Entertain
maid T.ust KvPIllllV.
The Social Union of the Church of the
Good Shepherd gave an enjoyable enter
tainment last evening in the vestry of the
church, on Summit avenue near Grand
street. After an overture, performed on
the piano by Miss Virginia Doggeth, the
entertainment began with a comedietta
in one act, entitled ‘ The Hough Diamond,”
in which the parts were sustained as fol
Sir William Evergreen.jE. Gifford
Captain Percy Blenheim....F. Landers
Lord Plato.R. La £°‘'re8t
Tom Foot man.L- Kilburn
i-adv Plato.Miss C. Honeywell
Lucy.Miss J. Honeywell
Margery—I,ady Evergreen.Mrs. E, Grinslade
The performance was a smooth and even
one, and far above the average amateur
entertainment of this nature. While each
performer aquitted sustained the part as
signed him in a creditable manner, Mrs,
Grinsdale and Mr. Lyons are worthy of
An intermission followed the per
formance, and then there was another
piano solo by Miss Doggeth, a suprano
solo by Miss Genie Carey, and recitations
by Mrs. Grinslade. The large audience
which was present evinced appreciation of
the Union’s entertainment by hearty and
THE BIG QUARTETTE.
The Day Approaches for Kern, Hilliard*
Watt and Keynolda.
The trial of Commissioners Kern,
Hilliard, Watt and ex-Commissioner
Reynolds, the notorious “Rig Four,” will
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They are indicted for malfeasance In
office and conspiracy. The history of
their misconduct in the Board of A\ °.rk8
has been told so often that the puolie
knows them thoroughly. The four men
will be tried jointly.
The Weather Prediction.
Washington, May 4, 1889.—It i8 probar
ble that the fair weather which now pre
vails in the Southern, Middle and New
England States will continue during Sun
day, with slightly rising temperature.
AttiP. M.Ml At# A. M.M
At#P. it.Mi At noon.*9
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