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Iff THF Sunday Morning News 1---—♦ " _•_ ,, ^ t • VQL, i. no, 89. _ PRICE TWO CENT8~ Dm M SHORT AND SWEET 1 Was tlie Case Made Against the Freeholders in Court Today. THE TRIAL FINISHED ALREADY. rThe State’s Case Such That the De fendants Didn’t Think It Worth While to Be Sworn. Politicians were plentiful about the Court House this morning, and a look of expectancy was on their faces. Others looked anxious also. They were Free holders Totten and McDonough, of the First District; Hennessey and Kilroy, I of the Second; Griffin, of the Third; Smith and Director Seger, of the Fourth; Kimmerly aud Rollston, of the Sixth, Boyle and Tierney, of the Eighth, and Noonan, of the Tenth. These men were all indicted for malfeasance In office, and comprise representatives from all the dis tricts but the Seventh and Ninth. These Freeholders, it is charged, passed December 20 a fraudulent bill alleged to have been presented by Freeholder Hen nessey, under the name of James O’Neil, for the purchase of two barrels of tur pentine and three barrels of asphaltum. FREEHOLDER TIERNEY’S JOKE. It was their trial that drew the politi cians to the Court House before nine o’clock, and, something unusual, all the Freeholders were there, too. When Free holder Tierney was asked where he was going as he passed the Court House steps e replied “I’m going to the jail to arrange for epv.wui avcuiufiiuuuuuuo. “Where are the other Freeholders'” “They are over in the office practicing the lock, step.” he replied. Other anti many jokes were passed be tween the politicians and the Freehold ers, but that did not seem to make the officeholders happy. ARE YOU HEADY TO PROCEED? When Court opened, the indicted Free holders stationed themselves around a large table on the east side of the front court room and formed a wreath, with ex-Assemblyman Thomas F. Noonan as the central blossom. District Attorney Winfield called the witnesses in the case, and then called James O’Neil for the first witness, That individual failed to appeur, and he was called again, with a like result. Judges Lippincott and Paxton looked inquiringly at the Prosecutor, and again O’Neil was cnlled. Allun McDermott, who appeared for the Freeholders, noticed this embarrassment ' on the part of the Prosecutor, and, with a sarcasm to be relished only by being heard, said in soft tones:— “Are vou ready to proceed, Mr. Prose , , cutor? We are.” i “One minute, one minute. Counsellor,” returned Mr. Winfield, as his heavy eyebrows dropped down over his eyes and he began to think. This thought caused him to ask for delay, and to keep the Court busy he arraigned several prisoners for petty offences. This over, the Court withdrew from the bench, and after waiting half an hour O’Neil put in an appearance, aud the jury was then empanelled. A GOOD JURY—FOR THE DEFENSE. James Quigley, James McGinnis, Al bert H. Norton, August Weichkerser. Washington Russell, William F. New man, Joseph Quirk, Michael Daley. Mau rice Welsh, Robert O’Rourke, Alvius Schofield, Charles Striker and James Mc Closkey. “That’s an elegant jury for the de fence,” murmured a gentleman in the court room who saw them drawn. District Attorney Winfield, in opening the case, said:— I THE CHARGE STATED. “In this instance it was for two items on a bill without date for goods furnished by James F. O’Neil. The Freeholders were in the habit of buying by requisi tion, that is, as in this case, where the goods were for the Jail, Mr. Birdsall, the jailer, would tell a member of the com mittee that he needed certain goods, and the committeeman would order the goods. In this case this bill bears upon it, with out date. ‘ By Freeholder MoDonough,’ and, without date, the signature of Mr. Birdsall to the words, ‘ correct as to quan tity.’ “This bill was paid at the same time as another of Mr. O’Neil’s ordered by Mr. Hennessey, which had been reported cor rect by the committee. The bill ou which the indictment rests does not annenr to i have been reported correct by the commit tee or by anybody else, but it was paid by a warrant at the same time as the other bill of which I spoke. The two warrants were paid with a single check. “Now, on the bill were two items which seemed to be so extravagant that, in de cency, they ought not to have been paid. One of them was three barrels of as phaltum, which ought to have cost *25 at the outside. The charge was *118.92, The other item was two barrels of turpentine, worth about fifty cents a gallon, and this would make about *50 for the two barrels. The charge was *127.02. ’ ’ TAKING THE TESTIMONY. Charles Birdsall, the jailer, testified that he is jailer and that he ordered asphaltum and tur pentiue for jail. “Formerly,” he said, “we made out re quisitions for it, but at one time commit tees met irregular and it was necessary to give the requisition to the chairman of the committee.” * “Was Mr. McDonough chairman of the Committee on Jails last year?” asked the Prosecutor. “Yes, sir.” "Sometimes the sellers of the goods send me a slip or memorandum of goods bought; I gave the requisition in ques tion to Freeholder McDonough.” “When this bill was presented to me, my deputy told me the asphaltum and turpentine had been received; I don’t know who took the goods to the jail, but Deputy Eltrlngham does Henry Gardner, a ship chandler, was the next witness called. He deals in tur pentine and asphaltum. Asphaltum i worth *1 a gallon, and a barrel contains fifty gallons. WINFIELD COItliECTS A WITNESS. “That can’t be,” said the Prosecutor, "that would leave the county in debt, for we onlv claim *118; turpentine averages fifty-five cents a gallon and the barrels hold from fifty-two to fifty-eight gal Ions ** Cross-examined by Mr. McDermott the , witness said the highest price turpentine had reached was sixty-five cents a gallon. "That’s all.” ? “on0 minute," said the Court, "were you a witness before the Grand Jury?” sir.” “No! sir, he was not,” emphatically said ihe Prosecutor. DIDN’T SWEAR O'NEIL. Joseph Eltrlngham, Deputy Keeper, called next, testified that he Checked the bills as they came in; he did not check the bill for asphaltum and turpentine and did not know who delievered them. John Noonan, messenger of the Board of Freeholders, the next witness, testified that the bill in question was sworn to be fore him. but lie failed to identify O’Neil when confronted by him. John Boyd, Clerk of the Board, was next called:— “I have two bills here, one approved by the committee and one is not. Can you explain this?” asked Mr. Winfield. "One ordered paid by Freeholders (those indicted) and the other by committee. I sign the warrants.” “Who received this warrant?” “I don’t know, sir.” County Collector Hugh Dugan, next called to the witness stand, testified that the warrants presented to him for the bills in question had been paid by him. O’NEIL DIDN’T SUPPLY THEM. Jumes O’Neil, who was then called, said he lived at No. 150 Steuben street; that he is a boilermaker and knows Mc Donough and Hennessey. “Did you ever furnish any supplies to the county ?” asked the Prosecutor. “No, sir.” “Did you ever send the goods on these bills to the County Jail ?” “No, sir.” “Did you sign your name to these bills?” “No. sir.” “Did you ever make an affidavit tc them?” “No, sir.” “Did you ever authorize Freeholders Hennessey or McDonough to collect these bills?” “No, sir.” “Did you ever deliver goods to the jail?” “No, sir.” “Did you ever have anything to do with these bills at all, in any way?” “No, sir.” “That’s the case,” said the Prosecutor. BOTH SIDES BEST. “That’s the case for the defence,” said Lawyer McDermott to the supprise ol every one, for all thought that the Free holders would delight in an opportunity to explain their total innocence. This was not done and they werve saved the ordeal of the rack of cross examina tion with Prosecutor Winfield turning the crank. I shall ask the Court to instruct the Jury to acquit, because it is not the province to acquit or convict unless there is some fact for grounds. It iB charged that the county paid to James O’Neil a bill, a portion of which was not due by the county of Hudson. The State has not shown that any part of the money paid to James O’Neil was not due. It should have been shown that James u'TNeii, it tie received any money at ail, received some money in excess of what was due him. The testimony was that two barrels of asphaltum,if they contained sixty gallons each, and at the market price, would cost $180. The turpentine, ut the same figures, would cost #75. The law says that the cefendants are entitled to the extreme possibility. “Thut would make $355. James O’Neil was paid $330.74, the unchallenged articles came to $75; so that the county only paid as much money as the total amount of goods was worth.” Mr. Winfield said he had no argument to offer, and the Court informed the jury that it would be charged tomorrow morn ing, and dismissed it until then. HENNESSEY TO THE BAH. He Is Placed on Trial in the Sessions for Forging O’Neil’s Name to a County Warrant. Immediately after the disposal of the malfeasance case of the twelve Freehold ers, the case of Freeholder Michael Hen nessey was called. He was indicted fot forgery. The Freeholder took his seat beside Counsellor McDermott in a calm mannei and watched the proceedings carefully, THE CASE STATED. The Prosecutor said:— “Mr. Hennessey has been indicted on two counts—the forgery of the name ol James O’Neil, and uttering a forged war rant,knowing it to be forged—that is, not signed by James O’Neil. “It is alleged that James O’Neil fur nished certain goods to the jail. A war. rant was issued to the order of James O’Neil, and in the stub-book, on the stub of that warrant , No. 307, appears the name of James O’Neil as having received the warrant, which was then paid by Mr. Dugan, the County Collector. “Now we find that warrant in the hands of Mr. Hennessey. If James O’Neil did not sign that warrant Michael Hen nessey knew it. He then gave it to Mr. Dugan and received Mr. Dugan’s check for it. This is uttering it, and if it was not forged by himself he uttered the forgery of someone else.” UUim uujui oniivu j i’uv uiuit| icuu Cl resolution ordering paid a warrant drawn for O’Neil’s bill for supplies for County Jail. He identified said Freeholder Hen nessey’s signature on warrant 263, and identified his signature on the other war rants. The Prosecutor said he did this to show that Hennessey had received the money. HENNESSEY GOT THE CHECK. Hugh Dugan testified that he is County Collector and that he paid claims by check. The two warrants, *827.74 and *223.36, were produced Dy Freeholder Hennessey; I paid them by a check to the order of Michael Hennessey. He did not remember who presented the warrant, No. 350, for £413.06, but it was drawn to the or der of James O’Neil. Cross examined, Mr. Dugan said Hen nessey presented two of the warrants and one he did not note. Freeholder McDonough, next called, said he could not identify Hennessy’s sig nature. John Boyd, recalled, identified the sig nature. James O’Neil, of No. 156 Steuben street, took the stand next and testified he had lived at that address twenty-nine years; never furnished any goods; Freeholder McDonough never gave him an order to furnish goods, and he never authorized anyone to do it for him. He never pre sented a bill or swore to any bill for claims presented to the county. He never transacted any business with the county. O’NEILL DIDN’T SIGN THE WAHKANT. I never knew this warrant had been drawn to my order. The name James O’Neil is not my handwriting, and I never authorized any one to sign it, and I never knew it had been signed until the trial came off. I never authorized anyone to receive any money for me. I never au thorized Michael Hennessey to receive this warrant for me, for I did not know it was there. AN ACQUITTAL ASKED. That concluded the case for the State, and Allan McDermott asked that the Court acquit, for no evidence had been produced that O’Neil’s name had been forged; there was nothing to put the defendant on his defense. The Court de clined the motion to instruct the Jury to acquit, and a recess for half an hour was taken. Mr. McDermott proceeded to sum up without calling a witness, and Judge Lip pincott will charge the jury tomorrow morning. _ Beecuau’s Pills act like magic on a weak stomacti IN THE CITY’S CHURCHES. PASTOR KElPER PASSES OVER THE TROUBLE IN HIS CHOIR. A Stalwart Organist Replaced Mins Arm strong—Children's Day in the Bergen Baptist Church, and in Old St. Paul’s on Third Street. There was no evidence in yesterday’s services of the storm which threatened to make a breach in the congregation of the Linden Avenue Church at Greenville. True, there was no choir present and the new male organist alone held the fort, but the Rev. Mr. Keifer’s sermon was purely an old fashioned Methodistic discourse in the course of which he alluded but once to the subject for which many listened. Then he simply remarked that church troubles, like those of domestic and po litical natures, would soon vauish if the brethren would only be guided by the Holy Spirit. His theme kept him safely away from local Christianity. He sought the other hemisphere, and’ drew interesting conclu sions from the rise and fall of the Moham medan religion. He took occasion, how ever, to remark that the standard of knowledge in the colleges of our own country hud been lowered in orderto admit all classes of students, aud said that nearly all the schools of our land were skeptical institutions—dangerous for the children of Christian parents to attend. Scarcely a young man, he intimated, graduates from one of our colleges, but is imbued with ideas foreign to the accept ance of the religious teachings of our fathers. He closed with a fervid appeal to his congregation to stand by the teach ings of the Holy Word. Miss Armstrong, the blonde young or ganist about whom the recent trouble in the congregation was raised, was in Brooklyn. So was Trustee Simpson, ac cording to one report. Another said he was home with a sick child who was suf fering with diphtheria. It is not at all likely that the choir will be reorganized this summer, at least not till after the Quarterly Conference, which will be held a mouth hence. In the mean time the male organist will handle the magnificent instrument which graces the pulpit end of the church, and lead the congregation in the singing of old-fash ioned Methodist hymns. He remarked yesterday that he was a heavy man, and that it was as much as he could do to make his big organ answer promptly to the pressure of the keys, in timating that it was impossible for a young lady of Miss Armstrong’s delicate constitution to properly manage the in strument. A collection of *44.50 was taken im medlntelv after the sermon for the .Johns town sufferers, and the minister an nounced that he would preach a sermon in the evening specially upou the subject of the recent flood, and another collection would be raised. Children’s Day will be celebrated at the church next Sunday. A Day for the Children. At the Bergen Baptist Church yesterday the entire day was devoted to the children. In the morning Pastor D. J. Ellison preached a sermon on “The Sunday School.” The exercises of the primary depart ment of the Sunday school occupied the afternoon. The little ones sat upon a Elatform back of the pulpit, which was eauti fully bedecked with flowers for the occasion, and went through their ex ercises in a manner which reflected credit upon them and their teachers. Miss Flora Alexander and Mr. George H. Cor fleld. The exercises were followed by a “lit tie talk to the little people” by the Rev. Cornelius Brett. In the evening the exercises of the Sun day school were held. The school marched into the church tinder^ the direction ol my tiufius. a ajuvc nice. ajicu uaici « prayer the 145th Psalm was read by the superintendent and school alternately and Miss Hattie Morrison read an appro priate selection. A duet by Misses Tully and Jackson followed, and then the sec retary read his report, showing the school to be in a flourishing condition. Recita tions by Misses May Thurston and Minnie Phelps were well rendered and Miss Estelle Rupp sang a solo. Choruses by the school and an address by William H, Sutton, the superintendent, completed the exercises. ST. PALL’S METHODIST CHL’BCH. In old St. Paul’s, Third street, it was Children’s Day all (lay, for the little ones were everywhere, morning, afternoon and evening. The Rev. Mr. Hallerou preached a sermon in the forenoon especially to the children. In the afternoon hymns were sung, and verses of scripture were re peated by the scholars. The principal service of the day took place in the evening. A special pro gramme was used, with alternate songs and responsive readings. Several of the young people and children took part, one way or another. The opening address was made by Master Willie Buckloud. Four little girls then recited verses of scripture. One of the sweetest songs was the solo, "A Pure Heart,” snng by Miss Agues Meeks, in a sweet, clear, soprano voice. The chorus was by the whole school. Misses Minnie Beebe and Eva Niblett sang a duet, and an appropriate reading was given by Miss Sadie Smith. A quar tette, composed oi Messrs, nsmiuer anu Hart and Misses Bee lie and Niblett, gave “Nearer, My God, to Thee.” A dialogue, by Misses Pauline Clark and Ella Smith, followed. Verses of scripture were re peated by fifteen little girls. The altar was a mass of flowers, and potted plants and cut flowers were plentifully dis tributed around. Over the pulpit were suspended the words, "All for Christ.” The observance of Floral Sunday in Emory Methodist Church on Bergen Heights thronged that place of worship yesterday. The exercises for the young people were held in the evening, and were very good. The “Six Steps to the Throne” was the service, consisting of responsive readings and singing. After singing, prayer was offered by Assistant Superin tendent Roberts. Aside from the regular services, several recitations were given. Olive Newman recited "Prayer for a Good Conscience,” and Edith Wallace recited “1 Can, and I Can’t.” Lizzie Pratt recited “A Pure Heart.” An address was made by ,T. M. Stanley,and the exercises closed with the benediction b^ Pastor Mueller. Palisade Methodist Church. In the Palisade Methodist Church, the pastor, the Rev. J. B. Taylor, addressed the school at half-past ten, In the morn ing, on the subject of “Sabbath School Work.” At. half-past two the children gathered and listened to addresses by tljc Rev. Mr. Butcher and Mr. Wilburns, of Grace M. E. Church; the Rev. Frank Fletcher, of the First Baptist Church, oi West Hoboken, and Mr. Shoup. There were also reading, recitations and songs. In the evening the children were again addressed by the pustor, and Mr. Welsh, of New York. _ At the Bergen Reformed Church. The children of the Bergen Reformed Church turned out yesterday in full forct to celebrate the day. A song service was held in the morning. Dr. Brett deliverer a short sermon to the children. At th< session in the afternoon extra hymns wen sung. In the evening the usual song ser vice was held. Julius J. Smith Clves SI,000 Ball. Julius J. Smith, the rich New York con tractor indicted for bigamy,was arraigned before Judge Lippincott this moruing pleaded not guilty, and was admitteed ti bail in $1,000. EXTRA!! CHARTER SUSTAINED. Chief Justice Beasley Gives the Decision. FAVORABLE IN EVERT POINT. Mayor Cleveland Receives the News from Trenton. Chief Justice Beasley filed an opinion today sustaining the new charter in all its points. The information reached Mayor Cleve land’s office just as The Jersey City News was on its way to press. At this hour he is closeted with a num ber of the new city officials. it. -. ft JohnstowH AND OUR HOW JERSEY CITY’S SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS HAVE SHOWN THEIR SYMPATHY. READ TOMORROW’S JERSEY CITY Mi* A LITTLE GIRL STOLEN. Snatched Up by an Unknown Man as She Was Return ing from School. A case of kidnapping which greatly re sembles the famous Charlie Ross case was reported this morning in this city. Little Dora Spurling, the eight-year-old daughter of John Spurting, of No. 109 Poplar street, was caught up by an un known man while on her way from school and carried off. r The child left Public School No. 7, on Central avenue and Congress street, when the school was dismissed at noon, and started along Central avenue towards her home. She was accompanied by several of her companions, who left her one by one as she neared her home. Little Dora turned out of Central ave nue into Poplar avenue, and was in sight of her home when the stranger came un to her, and after speaking to her a few words, took the child in his arms and started in the direction of the meadows. Some persons who saw this transaction from a distance hastened to the girl’s home and told her father of the occur rence. The man rushed frantically from the house and ran after the man. He soon saw him about three-quarters of a mile ahead of him, walking rapidly with the child in his arms. In a few minutes the man turned a cor ner and was lost to view. The father then ran to the Webster avenue station, and informed the police of the affair. Captain McNulty immediately communicated with Chief Murphy, who at once took steps to recover the child. Policemen were dispatched in the direction taken bythe man, and the Snake Hill authorities were requested to guard the roads leading over the meudows, and word was also sent to the police of Newark, Paterson and Passaic to look out for the kidnapper. THE SCHOOL OF PEDAGOGY. A Large Class Listen to Addresses In New York. The teachers tnthe various institutions learning in this section of the country are in earnest in their endeavors to establish the School of Peda gogy. Some silver-barred tutors, even, are in Dr. Jerome Allen’s class in Pedagogy in the University of the City of New York; nor do the instructors in the public schools of Jersey City fail to ap preciate the movement to endow a profes sional school. The University two years ago estab lished a past graduate professional course under Dr. Allen, who is also editor of the School Journal, of New York. His class, which includes a number of Jersey City teachers, on Saturday pre sented the Doctor with a testimonial us a token of their appreciation of his services, in the shape of a handsomely engrossed set of resolutions. The exercises were of an informal char acter. About one huudred and fifty mem bers of the class were present. Addresses were made by Dr. MacCrackin, the vice chancellor: Dr. Butler, president of the council; Profs. Stoddard and Steimer, of the faculty, and Superintendent Addison B. Poland, of the Jersey City schools, who was chairman of tho committee that arranged the affair and made the opening address. Other present from Jersey City were Principals Kelly, Kirby, Haskell, Hoyt and Prescott, Professors Thompson and Eckoff, and Misses Frost and Ballou. All these are regular matri culants for university degrees. A committee was appointed to organize a Society of Pedagogy for the purpose of a thorough and scientific study of general educational problems, having in view publication and dissemination of their proceedings. The committee consists of Edward R. Shaw, of Yonkers; Superintendent A. B. Poland, of Jersey City; T. Vlyman, of Brooklyn; H. Han son, of Newark, and others. Colonel Elliot F. Shepard and W. Dwight Collier i sent letters regretting their inability to be present. NOT DOWN TO HORSEFLESH j A It I'M OR THAT EXRAVES THE WUOHVALE SVRVIVORS. Scenes In tlie Desolated Valley—-Militia men Compel Italians to Work—The O. A. It. Coses Few Men, but Many Mem bers Are Impoverished. Johnstown, Pa., June 10, 1889.—The story published yesterday to the effect that the citizens of Woodvale are living on horseflesh, cut from the dead carcasses lying along the shores of the Conemaugh River, has created a perfect furore of in dignation among the people throughout the valley. The statement is positively denied. There is an abundance of sup plies for all present wants and a large number of loaded cars are near at hand. Last evening a badly wrecked residence, blocking one of the principal streets in Kernville, was set on fire and the obstruc tion quickly removed. The experiment, while satisfactory in some respects, came near proving very disastrous to the sur rounding property and will not be re peated. While the workmen were removing the debris from near the Merchants’ Hotel yesterday afternoon the body of a horse standing erect with saddle and bridle on was unearthed. Alongside of the animal was the body of Blaine Zimmerman, a young attorney, who had evidently been overtaken by the flood at the point where his body was discovered. Tlie Grand Army Posts of Johnstown report that out of a membership of 805 they have positive evidence of the loss of only live members. Four more are yet missing. Ninety-nine of the G. A. R. lost everything they owned in the world. Rev. Mr. Maguire, pastor of the Metho dist Episcopal Church, stated this morn ing that out of his congregation, having a membership of 1,006, thus far only thirty five have been accounted for. He does not claim that all of the rest ot his flock HC1C OB VJ/V UUli IV UUUTTU ***“» many of them were. Rain began falling at four o’clock this morning, and la now coming down in a pour. The laborers are working right along, and will so continne. All of the laboring men who have worked on the wreck will be paid off on Wednesday, and as many of them as desire will be given employment by the State. This morning a detail of the Fourteenth Regiment were sent to Cambria City to bring out 200 Ital ians and compel them to go to work. They have been drawing rations right along, but have refused to help at the wreck. They are now at work with a guard over them. At the Cambria Hospital there are a few female patients suffering from nervous prostration. Late yesterday the ruins of the Catholic church and three other large buildings near the Baltimore & Ohio passenger sta tion were condemned and blown up by dynamite. ' , The bodies recovered were all in such an advanced stage of decomposition that it was necessary to pour disinfectants on the clothes before the workmen could handle them._ ANOTHER BOY GONE WRONG. Willie Anderson Robs a Bookkeeper and Goes to Boston. Another small boy has begun life wrong. Three weeks ago today Willie Ander son, of No. ‘221 Webster avenue, was a trusted employee of Mr. Siegfried Hamer schlag, in the latter’s store in Dey street. New York. Today he is a resident of the Third precinct station house. Three weeks ago today, when he re turned home in the evening, he had *130 in cash and a note for *35. which he had abstracted from the coat of the book keeper while it was hanging on the wall. The next morning he told his mother that she need not put tip much dinner, for he was to take dinner with the book keeper. He did not go to the store, but spent the day on the banks of the Hackensack. The following morning he went to New York, where he bought a brass watch for *3 and a small gun for *4. Returning to this city, he bought a suit of clothes for *13, anil then went to the river. In the meantime the bookkeeper had discovered his loss, nnd as the boy did not show up, suspicion was cast upon him. The case was put into the hands of Detec tive McNally, of the Third precinct, who soon traced the boy to the river, where he learned that Willie had made an attempt to buy a boat for *80. Not succeeding he went to Boston and other places in Massachusetts, and when the money gave out he came home and was arrested. Judge Wanser committed him today to await developments. among the wheelmen. Interesting Items About Those Who Ride the Steed of Steel. The Hudson County Wheelmen have called the following club runs for the remainder of this .month:— Wednesday, June 12, moonlight run to F.agle Hock, start at half, past seven o’clock in the evening; Thurs day, June 13, moonlight run to St. George, start at same hour; Friday, June 14, moon light run to South Orange, start at same hour.Sunday.June 18, all day run to Coney Tslnn,1 start at eicht o’clock in the morn ing. Saturday, June 22, afternoon run. starting at hull past two, to Elizabeth boulevard, where the third race for the Benedict medal will occur. Sunday, June 80, all day run, starting at 7 o’clock In tlie morning, to Pompton Plains.2 Many members of the Hudson County Wheelmen have been struck by the Safety bicycle craze aud have changed their Columbia, Stur aud other mounts for the undersized machine. The Hudson County Wheelmen have chosen Mayor Cleveland an honorary member of their organization. Sidney B. Bowman, of the New Jersey Athletic Club, is entering almost every cycling event. He rides well and carries off numerous prizes. At the last meeting of the Hudson County Wheelmen, four applications for membership were presented. The Atalantas have chosen a number of women cyclist to membership.s CLOSING T11E SCHOOL YEAR. Order of tlie Examination for Admission to tlie Illicit School. The semi-aunual examination for grad, uatiou from the grammar schools will begin Monday, June 17, at tlie High School Building, Buy street. Pupils who pass the examination become entitled to a diploma from their respec tive grammar schools, aud are admitted to the High School without further exam ination' The following will be the order of the examinations:— Monday, June 17, arithmetic; Tuesday, June 18, grammar; Thursday, June 20, geography; Friday, June 21, history and spelling. Pupils will be at High School building ready to begin work at nine o'clock a. m. of each day. Only pupils be longing to first grammar school grade are entitled to take the examination. Uniformed Foresters Visiting:. Enterprise Conclave, No. 88, Knights of Sherwood Forest, of this city, John Hart, commander, will participate in the grand picnic aud parade of Cataract Conclave, of Paterson, to be held in that city. Enter prise Conclave met the conclaves from New York and Brooklyn at the Jersey City ferry at half-past one p. m. and took the train on the New York, Susquehanna und Western Hoad to Paterson, special cars having been engaged for their use. They were accompanied by a baud of twenty-one pieces, _ AN ADVERTISER’S CHEEK. He Gets Notoriety Out of Her Majesty’* Postal Service. Bn Cable to the United Press. London, June 10.1889.— Americans who come to London for the first time express surprise at the ingenuity and enterprise of advertisers in and about London, whose laudations of their own wares store one in the face at every turn. One of these en. terprising firms has, however, surpassed all rivals in ingenuity and audacity, press ing Into service not only the Postmaster General and his department, but the Brit ish Parliament itself. This firm made an offer to the govern ment of twenty thousand pounds per an num for the privilege of advertising on the backs of postage stamps and post cards, and they so far succeeded in ob taining official consideration for their proposition that an M. P., to whose ears the mntter was brought by a rival con cern, has booked a question in the House which he proposes to ask the Postmaster General on the subject. As many men here have already taken alarm at this proposition to desecrate Her Majesty’s postal service, a lively time is expected in the House when the question is put. Whether it is accepted or rejected, the proposition has already served its purpose of advertising the firm who made it, but it is not at all likely that anything further will be heard of it after the Postmaster General makes his statement in the House. Now that the German coal mines are in working condition again there is a pros pect that England in the near future will supply herself with coal very largely from Germany, and the phrase, ‘‘carrying coals to Newcastle,” will lose its historic signifi cance. Before a Parliamentary Committee in vestigating ns to the necessity for a pro posed canal, a day or two ago, a witness from Germany testified that through a comprehensive system of canals, Germany had so cheapened the transportation of coal that she could even now export coal to England and undersell English mine owners in their own markets. The coal freights charged bv the rail way companies were so high that unless England began a systematic construction of similar canals German coal would be seen in England very soon. This state ment was supported by considerable col lateral testimony and caused quite a sen sation. PHELAN'S PRISONERS ESCAPED. But He Brought in Two More Charged with Aiding Their Flight* John Garvey, of No. 26 Golden street, and William Wade, of Jersey avenue, were arranged before Justice Stilsing this morning charged with interfering with an officer in the discharge of his duty and rescuing a prisoner. Policeman James Phelan, of the Gregory street station, arrested two men yesterday afternoon who were lighting on Jersey avenue near Broadway. When he came near the Jersey avenue bridge over the canal some one threw a orick from Wade’s house, which struck the police man on the head. Phelan turned his prisoners over to Policeman Mailly and with drawn revolver started into the house for his assailant. As he entered he was confronted by Wade, who men aced him with a shot gun. Phelan then fired a shot from his revolver, which cowed Wade, and he was arrested. Garvey, who was found in the house, was also arrested, and both were held for further examination. The two men first arrested escaped. _ CLOSE TO CRONIN’S SLAYERS. Enke Dillon Says He’ll Have Them Within Two W’eeks. Chicago, June 10, 1889.—Directly after the receipt of important information by wire at nine o’clock last night Mr. Luke Dillon, secretary of the Clan-na-Gnel Ex ecutive, said:—"We will have the mur derers of Dr. Cronin before two more weeks have gone by just as sure as It is here.” Mr. Dillon indicated that his detectives or agents in an Eastern city are almost within reach of the foul murderer, and that his arrest will probably be the event of the next forty-eight hours, though it maybe tiie matter of two weeks. "The murderers cannot escape,” went on Mr. Dillon. "There are 15,000 loyal members of the United Brotherhood in this country—15,000 men who will act under my instructions, and who are alert and resolved to bring this matter I sit conclusion.” A KNIFE THRUST UIS ANSWER. Ellen Cullen Angers Her Husband bj Asking for Money. Patrick Cullen, of No. 138 Second street was committed for trial this morning bj Justice Stilsing on a charge of stabbing his wife Helen. Lute Saturday night the woman say* she tried to get some of her husband’s wages from him. He refused to give hei any and stabbed her on her left sliouldet with a pocket knife. street station, arrested Cullen at the cor ner of Brunswick and Second streets Cullen was there intoxicated. At the station house, while being searcned, he at tempted to conceal a large knife up hit sleeve. All Cullen would say was thal his wife spent all the money she could get for drink. T11E 8ISTEKS’ FAIR The Earnings of the Tables—Breaklnf Ground tor a New Home. The recent bazaar, held for the benefii of St. Aloyslus’ Academy, has more that realized the anticipations of the good Sis ters. The net proceeds of the diflcrent table; were;— Sunday school table, WIT. 18. Young Men’s table, W84.09. Children of Mary, $421.88. Altar Society, refreshment table, $801.15 These make a total of $1,804.25. The Sisters intend to break grounc shortly for a new and more commodiou; home. A strawberry festival will be given nex Wednesday and Thursday evenings, ai Grand Street Hall, to defray the pre liminary expenses. Confirmations in St. Peter’s. Four hundred bright faced children with hands devoutly clasped, approache< the altar rails at St. Peter’s Church, a i the early mass, yesterday morning, ant received Holy Communion for the firs time. Father Arthur J. McAvoy, undei whose instruction the children huvt been for the last few weeks addressed them in words of eloquence ant unction before administering the sacra incut. Tomorrow afternoon the Rt. Rev Bishop Coughlin, D. I)., of Brooklyn, as slstcd by the Rev. Father Cassidy ant other Jesuits, will confirm 800 of the chil dreu of the parish. O'Reilly 's Excelsior Oat Tonic. The bo--*'nervi and brain tonic in the world. Hotels. ■ grot-el's and saloons sell it, or send to wwtTVI,; Focturers for tt. 320 and 331 New ur.. w.. Jersey City.V . GOOD WORK WELLBEGDN Hoboken Is in Earnest About the Children’s Fresh Air Fund. OFFEES OF VALUABLE AID. Other Pastors Are Ready to Co operate •with the Rev. Mr. Moffat. The exertions of The Jerset City News on behalf of the poor and sick are hearing fruit in a remarkable manner. Other pastors are ready to work with the Rev. Mr. Moffatt, of the Holy Innocents’ Church, and to ask for special collections at their own services for the Fresh Air Fund. Although Mr. Moffatt Is doing nobly, the collections from other churches make would his power of ministering to the wants of sick children and worn out mothers much larger. THE I’.EV. MR. BARNES’ PLANS. The Rev. Mr. Barnes, of the Methodist Church, with whom I talked on the sub ject yesterday afternoon, said that if Mr. Moffat were to ask him for assistance, that assistance would be freely given. "In my congregation,” said he, “I have several gentlemen who would give a check for #100 for such a noble purpose at my solicitation, and we would ask no con trol of the management of the Home. I would certainly propose that all the churches combine and hold special ser vices for the purpose in order that we may have special collections, and if a pub lic fund were started there would be no limit to the amount of hearty response It would receive.” Mr. Barnes proposed that one member of each church be appointed to a Board of Governors for the Home and that each churcli take an active interest in the mat ter by sending out its pastor on one day of each week to see that the affairs are being conducted properly, and look after the spiritual wants of their charges. The Rev. G. C. Houghton, of Trinity Church, was out of town, hut several members of his congregation promised that if an appeal were made to the church for help they would support it by subscrib ing as much as they could afford. f.. Tr,>iw.knt, n1.'nA i.t ntvt s*#; iuvi be collected without the slightest trouble. PASTOR FINDLAY WILL HELP. “In the editorial columns of The Jer sey City News it has been said that 100 children can be sent out of town for ¥250,” said the Her. Mr. Findlay, of the Baptist Church. “If that be so I would willingly give enough money to send ten away for a short while. The scheme is so good that it seems almost a sin for people to neglect the chance of doing a little to ward charity. ‘The poor ye have always with you,' said our Saviour, and it is left to us to look after them.” If ¥5,000 were collected two thousand children could get fresh air and a new lease of life for a year. Thanks to the liberality of Mrs. Alexander, of Castle Point, the Day Memorial Nursery is always open to take charge of the children of mothers who have to worjf. And in the ease of a woman who is ailing and has healthy children, the latter will be kept for two weeks, free of charge, while their mother recuperates in the country. BY THE OLD BOARD OF WORKS. Two Appointments Made and a New Of fice Created. President William F. Kern was missing this morning when the old Board of Works met, and Commissioner Gannon sat in the chair. D. J. Cambrelling, the Inspector of the sewer in Neptune avenue, between Gar field and Ocean avenues, who was sus pended by Commissioner Simpson for neglect of duty, resigned, and Frank Meyers was appointed in his place. Two bids were received for 10,000 tons of coal for the Belleville and High Service Water Works: one from Timothy Mc Mahon, of No. 280 Fourteenth street, at ¥4.75 per ton, and the other from Michael Daly, of No. 526 Grove street, at ¥4.60 a ton. The Board then took a recess and when it reassembled President Kern was on hand. Mr. Kern offered a resolution appointing Peter Gannon, brother of Commissioner Gannon, to see that the builders who obtain permits for the use of water in the construction of buildings comply with the rules of the Board. His salary will be ¥960 a year. The Committee on Public Buildings will visit the Linden avenue truck house Wednesday morning with the architect and chief engineer, and if they find that the building is completed according to specifications they will formally accept it. The contractor claims that it Is now finished, while the architect declares that the specifications call for more work. The Street Commissioner was directed to remove all obstructions at the foot of Washington street so that Captain Con roy can build a slip there for his new ferry across the Gap. At the suggestion of President Kern the Commissioner was directed to remove all other obstructions in any street which impede public travel. The Board then adjourned until Wednesday morning. --♦... Among: the Railroad Men. Grand Master T. B. Sargeant and Grand Secretary and Treasurer Debs, of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, who reside at Terre Haute, Ind., are ex pected to visit Jersey City In the near future. The different lodges of the Brotherhood in New York and Jersey City will meet in convention, at which the grand officers will preside, June 22 and 23. At the con vention held In Chicago, June 8, it was de cided to unite the Brotherhood of Switch men, Brakemen and Firemen, and it is thought that at the coming meeting of the .Jersey City lodges the action will ba ratified. Benny Chapin has a pleasant smile for every one at the depot of the Delaware aud Lackawanna. He Is very popular with the boys, and has been elected presi dent of the Mutual Benefit Association. Mr. Frank Griffith, who is now assistant superintendent of the Delaware, Lackar wanna and Western, was at one time the most popular comluctoron the road. Frank wears a gold watch that the passengers on his train presented him for his courtesy to them, and shows it with pride. He has a handsome villa at Rosedafe. Among the real estate transactions noted in today’s Jersey City News is the filing with County Clerk McLaughlin of u mortgage of $10,000,000, given by the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad Company to the Mercantile Trust Com pany of New York. It is to run for fifty years. Weather Bulletin. Washington, June 10, 1889.—Special forecast:—Fair weather and rising tem perature may be expected till Wednesday in the Missouri and Upper Mississippi valleys and the upper Lake region. For Eastern New York:—Light rain, followed Tuesday by fair; slightly cooler; south westerly winds. For Western New York:—Rain; clearing in the interior; cooler; southwesterly winds. -. 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