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IK YOU WANT IT, 50,000 PEOPLE ^! 50,000People WU1 8m ■ ■ Will See Them K.-very W0 -*r i11' iViinwnn. T/v' ' wsf ' 'avst ; . iVJj weekia' p w. . .Tie Jersey City NeisJ ' gg|: jMmMM. »»| VOL. 1. NO. 103r JERSEY CITY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1839 PKIOE TWO CENTST RICH MEN IN THE CLUBS Which Can Boast the Larg est Aggregation of Personal Wealth ? THE CARTERETS SEEM TO LEAD. But Neither the Palma Nor Jersey City Athletic Is Far, If Any, Be hind Them. To the Editor of the Jereey City Xewe:— Kindly inform me through the columns of your valued paper which club in Jersey City possesses the greatest amount of wealth among its mem bers—that is, which club represents the largest aggregation of personal weolt-i in Its member This little note which reached The Jeb sev City News office last Saturday even ing, suggests an Interesting enquiry. I made a round of some of the leading and most active of the club members this morning to find out what could be learned on this subject. One of the difficulties the problem pre sented grows out of the fact that many wealthy residents of the city are mem bers of all the clubs. A CARTERET VIEW. “It is pretty hard work to say,” one of the best known members of the Carteret remarked, “which of the clubs represents the largest aggregation of personal wealth. But I should not be surprised if it were the Carterets. It is the smallest in point of membership, but then each man in it represents a fortune. There’s Thompson, worth half a million, and Ap gar, worth another half million; Cum mings, who married a daughter of Packer, the big railroad man, worth prob ably $200,000, independent of his wife’s fortune. But I c n’t go over the list: it’s too long altogether for the time I can spend talking with you about it. I should think that the total wealth repre sented by the club is $5,000,000, possibly more. Now, there are more members in the Palma and Jersey City Athletic Clubs, but the proportion of Wealth among them does not equal that in the Cartarets. The young element that cannot be expected to show up large wealth is present to some extent in both those clubs. It is more largely present in the Jersey City Athletics than in the Palmas, and as be tween those clubs I shouldn’t be surprised if the Palmas were the richer. STANDING UP FOR THE PALMA. “There isn’t the least bit of doubt,” was the positive shape the observations of a Palma Club devotee tdok, “that the Palma Club is the wealthiest of the city clubs. There is not a rich man in the Cartaret Club, nor a rich man in the Jer sey City that is not connected with the Palma. If the Cartarets can show up $5,000,000, we can show up $7,000,000 or $8,000,000.” “Let me see,” said a Jersey City Ath letic Club official, “who are our rich men, anyhow. There are the Giffords, worth half a million; Peter Henderson, worth another half million, and his brothers, Charles and Alfred, worth $200,000 more, Frank Bonnell, worth $200,000; J. M. Tap pan, worth $100,000 or so: Sam Mount, worth $200,000; William Brin kerhoff, worth $150,000; W. W. Coffin, Tom Williams, Dr. James Wilkin son, Colonel John J. Toffey, George Helm, William C. Appleby—why, Helm is worth close on to a million and Ap pleby is not much behind him—that isn’t half the test. I think it a safe wager that •we can show up as much wealth as the Palmas or the Carterets, either, and I’m not sure that we do not distance either.” THE BERKELEYS NOT IN. “We, of the Berkeley Club,” one of that organization of good fellows observed, modestly, “must get out of that competi tion. We can’t stack up against either of the other three clubs in the matter of wealth. We have some rich men among us. John H. Bonn, the president of the North Hudson Railway Company, and Arend Strenken, for instance, but then we cannot produce such a list of well tried members as either the Car teret, Palmas or Jersey City Athletics. The wealth of all our members would foot up more than two millions, however; but of course that is not anywhere near the mark that can be reached by either of the other three. My own personal notion is that the CarteretClub is the wealthiest in the city.” Another gentleman, who is in all the clnbs except the Berkeleys, began to speculate when I put the question to him. lie figured it out that forty or fifty rich men in the city give the element of wealth to all the clubs by allying themselves with all of them, and that the total wealth they represent is not over $7,000, 000 or $8,000,000; that the Cartaret Club embraces pretty nearly all of them, the PalmaClub a smaller proportion of them, and the Jersey City Club about as many. The larger membership of the Palmas and Jersey City Athletics, might bring their total wealth up to that of the Cartarets, and he therefore regards It as a nip and tuck race between the three for the lead in the matter of wealth of membership. FINDING OUT THE VALUE. Hearing Teitimony In the Matter of Con demning the Currie Estate. There was a new and odd kind of meet ing in the Kindergarten rooms in the Third National Bank building this morn, ing. It was a hearing of property owners about the prices to be paid for p^pperty condemned by the railroad, which it Is proposed to build on the west side of Ber gen Hill, running from the Morris and Essex tracks to the Central Eailroad at Bergen Point. There were five witnesses—G. Washing ton Flaacke, Frank Emmons, Cornelius J. Cronan, James W. Murphy and Assessor ijtilson of Bayonne, and they testified that land in the neighborhood of the Currie estate which is the property in question, is worth from SJ25 to #200 a lot. No one of them has sold any property anywhere near by, either at that price or at any other, hut they consider that a fair price for the property needed lies between these figures. The estate wants #2,500 an acre for the property, and the railroad company claims that to ask any such price is alto gether ludicrous. The value of lots tes tified to would make the land worth somewhere between #1,380 and #2,220 an acre, and the railroad denies that the land Is wort* any such arnount of money, claiming that about two-thirds of the lovter amount might be nearly right. The Commissioners were John D. Cars calleu, Charles W. Allen und Henry Dusenbury, and the lawyers were, for the railroad, James Vredenburg, and for the Currie estate, Charles C. Black, Mungo J. Currie and Michael T. New bo,d. The witnesses were all called on ac count of the railroad, and, with the excep tion of Assessor Stilson, they were all real estate dealers. Cross examination elicited from each one of them the in formation that real estate val ues have been stiffening ever since January; and Mr. Murphy swore that two lots on Avenue C hail been sold since that time for *2,100, while one lot, the nearest to the Currie estate, only a block and a half away, was recently sold for *1,500. The counsel for the estate called no witnesses, but their side will be heard at the next hearing, which is set down for July 10. _____ CLOTHING THIEVES CAUGHT. They Had Bobbed the Boston and Other .Stores. Frederick Williams, who said that he had no home, and Joseph Lewis, who said his home was at No. 22-1 York streett were committed for trial this morning by Justice Stilsing upon a charge of larceny. About six o’clock last evening the two men went to the Boston One Price Cloth ing Store, on Newark avenue, and pur chased a pair of stockings. They then asked permission to retire to the dressing room, which was granted. They exam ined them a few minutes and then left the store. After they had been gone a short time it was discovered that three coats belonging to the employees of the store were missing. Two of the employees later in the even ing met the two men on Wayne street and notified the police. Detective McBride and Policeman Mohrenstein arrested the men and brought them to the Gregory Street Station House. Williams carried a hand sachel in which were two new coats bearing George W. Clerihew’s stamp. Williams also had a pawn ticket which called for three coats which had been stolen from the Boston. They made a great row while being searched and struck and insulted the po licemen. It is supposed that the men number three card monte among their accomplishments, as they had cards used in that little pastime upon them. The pawn tickets found oh Will iams was taken to Nelson’s pawn shop on Grove street and the coats stolen from the Boston clothing store were recovered. One of the clerks in the Boston identi fied Lewis as the man who came into the store on April 13, and spent over an hour there trying on trousers. He finally se lected a pair upon which he paid fifty cents deposit and which he left to be pressed. He never returned for the trousers, and after he had left the store four new vests were missed, no traces of which have ever been found. The police are of the opinion that the two men are professional thieves from New York. A SALOONKEEPER SENTENCED. Three Months* Imprisonment and a Fine of £250 for Selling Brinks on Sunday. William Smaker, indicted for keeping a disorderly house, was arraigned for trial today. Counsellor Daly asked to have the case put off, saying that ex Govemor Abbett, who was coun sel for Smoker, was engaged in a case before the Court of Errors, and would probably want to make some points covered by the Werts bill. The request was denied. In his opening Prosecutor Winfield said that the defendant kept a place in North Bergen, where disturbances were raised Sundays by visitors from New York. “If this defendant is guilty,” he continued, “it is for you, gentlemen of the jury, to so find and no Liquor Dealers’ Association on the face of the earth should dare intimidate you or any other jury." Constable Francois testified that the barkeeper had threatened to set a dog on him and that on Sunday, May 26, he and two others went to the place to kill the dog. The Constable swore that he had drunk several glasses of beer there, that his brother drank whiskey and that Henry Koenig drank beer. Justice of the Peace Daniel testified that he had drunk beer and applejack there. Counsellor Daly declined to make any defence, and after pointing out what he claimed were defects in two of the counts in the indictment, submitted the case. The jury convicted Smoker, and Judge Lippincott sentenced him to three months’ imprisonment at Snake Hill and to pay a fine of $250 and costs. THEY WILL HELP BURKE. A Fund for the Defence of Cronin’s Sus pected Slayer. Winnipeg, Man., June 26, 1889.—The proceedings for the extradition of Burke will be resumed before Judge Bain today Mr. Howell, Q. C., who has charge of the prosecution, said last night that the only witnesses that were here yet were Police man Collins, Martinsen, the expressman, and a reporter who saw Dr. Cronin’s body. They will be examined, together with Chief McRae, and then an additional delay will be asked by the prosecution. It has leaked out that a secret meeting of Irishmen was held Monday night for the purpose of taking steps to raise a fund for the defence of Burke. Among those present were R. O’Connor and W. J. O’Connor, two well known hotel men. They propose to see that Burke is prop erly defended and a list is now being passed around among the faithful. Sev eral of the most influential Irishmen of the city who were approached declined to contribute a cent. Tide movement is the result of a visit to thiscity of an emissary of the Clan-na-Gael. THE CHILD MAY SAVE HER. Jane Burns Appeared To Be a Good Mother, Whatever Klse She May Be. There was a touching scene injustice Stilsing’s Court this morning. Jane Burns, a dissolute woman, was arraigned at the bar for drunkenness. In her arms she carried a plump, pretty baby, which contentedly nestled against her bosom and nibbled a cracker. The Justice told the woman that the Overseer of the Poor would take charge of the child while she was punished. It was charged against her that she was drunk yesterchry and had been a source of annoyance to her neighbors. The womuu begged piteously not to be senarated from her child, and said that with all her faults she had alwnys taken good care of the baby. The appearance of the child certainly indicated that it was not suffering from want or neglect. Justice Stilsing sent the mother and child back to the cells. The Belief Committee Meet Tomorrow The Jersey City Relief Committee, which has in charge the fund for the suf. ferers in the Conemaugh and Susque hanna Valleys, will meet at the Mayor’s office tomorrow evening at eight o’clock. A call to this effect has been issued urg ing all to be present. Comment Unnecessary. From the Columbia Spectator. Tubbs (recounting his experience at a musicals a few evenings previous)— They did not even ask me to sing. Miss Whitelye (placidly) -You’ve sung there before, haven’t you? “Yes, once. Why?” “Oh, nothing." PHELPS' GOOD FORTUNE. President Harrison Has Made Him Minister to Germany. DID SAMOA SETTLE IT? He Will Have a Chance for More Tilts with Bismarck. Washington, June 26, 1889.—The President today appointed ex-Con gressinan William Walter Phelps, of New Jersey, Minister to Germany. Mr. Phelps returned from Berlin, where he had been engaged in the Samoan negotiations, day before yes terday. He brought the new treaty with him for consideration by the Federal government. Mr. Phelps is said to have made a conquest of the stern Chancellor of Germany during his stay abroad, and to have taken a lead ing part in bringing the negotiations to a favorable issue. His appointment as Minister does not come as a surprise. Since the success of the Samoan mission it has been regarded as certain that he would be sent back as permanent repre sentative of this government at the Ger man Pnnrf Mr. Phelps is a resident of Teaneckj near Englewood, and has closely identi fied himself with Bergen county’s local Interests. He is a graduate of Yale College, and even yet the odor of the Sophomore hangs around his oratory, though he is very bright and facetious when on his feet. His first race for Congress iu the Bergen district, some years ago, was a nip and tuck contest between himself and Mr. Cutler, but Mr. Cutler gracefully yielded the seat to him alter a pleasant correspondence between them. He has since served two other terms in Con gress. He has been an aspirant for the United States Senatorship for five or six years past. Bast fall he made an aggressive campaign to secure it, but a Democratic Legislature put it beyond his reach. He is probably fifty-three or so years of age, VACATION FOE RAILWAY MEN. A British Railway’s Liberality — Tlie Queen anti llivorced Women. London, June 28, 1889.—In unstinted popular approval the directors of the London and Northwestern Kailway are reaping a rich harvest for just decreeing a week’s holiday and a week’s wages to all their employees. The employees themselves are profuse in public expres sions of their appreciation of this un wonted generosity, and other corporations will undoubtedly follow the example set them. The Queen has so far relaxed the string ent rule against permitting divorced wo men to enter her presence that such as are themselves blameless, who have ob tained divorces from their husbands, are no longer to be excluded from her court. This indulgence caused such a rush of ladies in this position at the last drawing room that quite a number to whom this order gave the entre could not get the necessary permit, as the Queen insists upon personally investigating each case and reading the testimony in the divorce court to make certain that no improper person secures access to her presence. While there seems to be some founda tion for the statement that the relations at present between the government of France and Germany are unusually friendly, there is certainly much truth in the complaints of the Ger man press that Germans in Paris are treated very uadiy and the pre vailing hatred of Germany and everything German is mode painfully manifest to them. The French press is largely re sponsible for the “Deutschenlietze,’’ and the Boulangist papers are foremost in the crusade. The landlord of a very popular cafe in Paris the other day imprudently advertised his Bavarian beer. , The result was a boycott by his French customers; he was accused of being a traitor, was bitterly attacked by the papers and finally was compelled to announce in the news papers, very humbly, that he had been le<l to see the error of his ways, and that hereafter nothing even remotely suggest ing Germany would be found on sale at his establishment. Never within the recollection of those best informed have there been so many homeless people in London. After mid night they can be seen lying about on the streets and alleys and in all sorts of out of the way places. In such of the parks as are kept open and on the Embankment tiie seats are all uncomfortable crowded by these homeless wretches trying to sleep, and in any of these places so great is the rush for seats that they are all pre emptied soon after dark, although sleep at such places must be out of the ques tion for several hours after. At the sitting of the Parnell Commis sion today Mr. Thomas Sexton, Lord Mayor of Dublin, testified. He declared he would not say that he was opposed to the principles of the Fenians. As for boycotting it was a necessary evil. THE LIQUOR ASSOCIATION’S VIEWS. Secretary Hart Explains Why the Com mittee Is Meeting at Roche’s Hall. Secretary John Hart, of the Liquor Dealers’ Association, was asked what he thought of the action of the Board of Aldermen last night in granting 630 licenses without the recommendation of the Liquor Dealers’ Association, “As I have suspected all along,” said he, “there is no agreement existing be tween the Liquor Dealers’ Association and the Excise Committee of the Board of Aldermen. This talk of a deal is purely newspaper invention. The Excise Com mittee will not issue or refuse to issue a license on the suggestion of the Liquor Dealers’ Association. “Our committee meets at Roche’s Hall merely for the purpose of receiving new members; to take steps toward seeing that all liquor dealers shall pay a license, no matter whether it be sold in a saloon or a grocery store; and theLiquor Dealers’ Association will do its best to prevent the issuing of a license to any disreputable saloonlsts.” The Benefit Entertainment. From Merchant Traveller. “Of course,” said Blifkins, “I ain’t the man to hesitate for a minute or complain when it conies to helping those who are in distress, but if you figure it right down, I am a good deal of a flood sufferer myself.” “You a flood sufferer!” “Well, 1 should say so. I’ve been with my wife to four amateur theatri cal entertainments and two strawberry festivals in the past two weeks.” tt ■■■ :■==» | THE_ BOULEVARD.! Interesting Details Con eerning the Projected County Road. READ TOMORROW'S JERSEY CITY HEWS. I - -♦♦ THEY WILL CONSOLIDATE. THE FIRST AND BERGEN PRES BYTERIAN CHURCHES. Plan of the Union of the Two Congrega tions—A Strong Centre of Presbyter ianism to Be Formed-The Rev. Dr. Imbrie to Be Pastor Emeritus. A meeting of the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church, which has been without a place of worship since it sold its edifice at Washington and Sussex streets a year ago, was held last even ing, in Hasbrouck Institute, to consider the matter of consolidating with the Ber gen Presbyterian Church. Among those at the meeting were ex-Governor Bedle. ex-Judge and Mrs. Randolph. Miss Ran dolph. John Linn, Mr. and Mrs. Flavel McGee, William R. Barricklo, J. D. Bedle, Jr., the Rev. Dr. Imbrie, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hulshizer. Matthias Smith, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Imbrie, Mr. Huntington, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Wallace, the Misses Wallace, Miss Meschutt, Miss Sadie Meschutt and Mrs. Gnower. Judge Randolph presided and Mr. Huntington was secretary. Dr. Imbrie opened the meeting with prayer and ex Governor Bedle, chairman of the Board of Trustees, read the report of the Joint Committee of the two churches upon the proposed consolidation. He prefaced the report with a reference to the talks which lea to the appointment of a committee of two from the Board of Trustees of each church to formulate a plan of union. Then he gave a brief account the status of the Jersey City church. That, he said, has a fund sacred to Presbyterian uses. When the building was sold the congre gation determined to keep up its organi zation with the approval of the Presby tery and to make Dr. Imbrie the Modern tor ui tuc ncooiuuo. The income of the fund derived from the sale of the church was to be paid to Dr. Imbrie for life. “The time has now come,” ex-Govemor Bedle continued, “when the congregation must settle down, and those in charge of the funds think some disposition should be made of it. The church has been sold twice now, and the general desire is to place the fund where it will be fixed. “To place it below the Hill it was thought would imperil it again. So it is proposed to unite with the Bergen Pres byterian people and build up a strong church and a centre of Presbyterianism. “It is also proposed either to build a large edifice on lots situated on Bergen avenue, and running back to the old prop erty, and keep the present building on Emory street for the Sunday School and week day meetings, or to enlarge the Emory street building.” The plan of union, which was then read in substance, provided that the two churches shall consolidate; that the fund of the Jersey City Church, amounting to about $20,000, shall be turned over to the consolidated church, which is to be known as the First Presbyterian Church of Jer sey City. The Rev. Dr. Imbrie is to be pastor Emeritus and to receivejfrom the church a salary of $1,000 per annum during his life. The Rev. Charles Herr, the present pas tor of the Bergen church, is to be the pas tor of the consolidated congregation. If it is decided to build a new church the permanent debt is not to exceed $30,000. If the present building is en larged and improved the permanent debt is not to exceed $10,000. The Board of Trustees and the sessions will each con sist of eleven members, the present mem bers of those Boards of the Bergen Church to retain their positions and the remain ing vacancies to be filled from the Jersey City church. The fund of the Jersey City church is not to be turned over to the consolidated society until sufficient money is raised to ensure the enlargement of the church according to one or the other of the pro posed plans, without increasing the per manent debt above the sums mentioned in the plan ot union. A resolution adopting the plan of con solidation was offered by ex-Goveruor Bedle, and Dr. Imbrie addressed the meeting urging the acceptance of the resolution. Flavel McGee. John Linn and Charles K. Imbrie followed in the same strain. The only suspicion of opposition came from Miss Wallace, who asked if it would not be better to help some weaker church in the lower part of the city than go up on the Hill and assist a church already strong. Judge Randolph replied that in his judgment the proposed plan was the best that could be formulated under the circumstances, and that the exigen cies which brought it about appeared to be Providential. The resolution was then put to a vote and all voted in favor of it except Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Wallace and the Misses Wallace. Mrs. Brown, who said that she has been in the church since it was organized in 1841, wanted to consolidate with the Re formed Church, but when she was told that the fund could be devoted to none but Presbyterian she withdrew her ob jection. A vote of thanks was tendered to the members of the Board of Trustees for their faithful and conscientious work in the matter, and to the proprietors of the Institute for the use of the meeting room. FORAKER IN THE LEAD. A Dozen Candidates for Governor in the Ohio Republican Convention* Columbus, O., June 28, 1889.—The Re publican State Convention of Ohio met here this morning. The opposition to re nominating Foraker for a third term for Governor grew during the night, but he is still far in the lead. Resolutions were adopted endorsing President Harrison, the work of the Pen sion Commissioner and Foraker. Following is the result of the first bal lot for Governor:—Foraker, 207; Kennedy, 127; Dawes, 98; O’Neal, 59; Hnmpson, 89; Jones, 98; Morey, 47; Vance, 45; Neil, 37; Gibson, 33; Bushnell 1. O’Reilly's Excelsior Oat Tonic. The best nerve and brain tonic in the wo* Id. Hotels, druggists, grocers and saloons sell U, or send to the manu facturers for it. 329 and 881 Newark are., Jersey City.*.* ST. PETEnjCHOIMj Commencement Exercises in the Academy of Music. WINNERS OF THE HONORS. A Long List of Pupils Whose Worfc Has Done Them Credit. St. Peter’s College granted diplomas last night to its first class of graduates, The recipients were Albert G. Bising. John J. Nevin, Thomas Fox and Patrick H. Kirwen. The Batchelor of Arts de. gree was conferred upon each. It was the occasion of the eleventh com mencement, and the exercises were held in the Academy of Music. The parquet and galleries were thronged with antici pating friends of the graduates and those interested in the work of the college-. Prof. J. B. Ferry, choir master, and organist of St. Peters Church, conducted an orchestra of sixteen pieces in the ren dition of classic music- In the middle of the stage sat the Rev. Peter Cassidy, pres ident of the college. To his left were the Rev. Father Patrick O’Reilly, vice-presi dent; the Rev. Father George A. Fargis, and Tutors William Coyle, David W. Hearn, WiUiam S. Hayes, Francis X. Aigner. James R. Gray and Thomas Walsh, of the Society of Jesus, Fathers DeConclllo, Mandalari. Smith. Walker and Jeremiah O’Connor (the latter of New York) were among those who occupied prominent seats on the stage. On the right were seated the boys’ choir of St. Peter’s Church and several of the regular choristers, including Mr. James Bee, the favorite tenor, who sang under the direction of Prof. Jr. B. Ferry. The four graduates, in evening dress, with white boutonnieres, occupied seats to the left of the stage. Mr. John McAnerny, who delivered the address to the gradu ates, sat on the right of the president. His family and friends occupied one of the proscenium boxes and Dr. Edge and party another. The programme was carried through smoothly, and was as follows;— Overture, Light Cavalry.Von Suppe Salutatory (Latin), Amor Sapientioe. Albert G. Bising Glee, The Chough and Crow. Bishop Discourse, The Light of Reason—John J. Nevin Waltz, "Les Sourircs," .Waldteufel Discourse, The Study of Nature.. .Thomas J. Fox Glee. "Now by day's retiring lamp.'1..Bishop Discourse, The Duties of Man.Patrick F. Kerwen Allegretto, "Marche Funbere d'une Marionette," Gounod Distribution of prizes. Award of medals. Conferring of degrees. Hungarian March, "Rakoczy,”..., ....Berlioz Address to the graduates. .Mr. John McAnerney Finale, Marche Militaire.Schubert HONORS WON. The honors of the graduating class were won by Patrick F. Kerwen. Considerable time was taken up in the distribution of prizes, which were hand somely bound books. The honors were given as follows:— Second Grammar Course—Bertnold T. Lauterbach won all of the six prizes for class standlug, religious instruction, English, Latin, Greek, history and mythology; honorable mention to Charles F. X. O’Brien, Aloysius R. Kane, Peter Lill, George B. Wandell, William H. Stuchy, Thomas F. Croke, Joseph F. Dooley and William J. King. Third Grammar—Edward J. Corkery won the prizes for class standing, religious instruction, Greek and history and geog raphy; Eugene F. Kinkhead, English prize, and Francis G. Jennings the Latin. These were honorably mentioned in con nection with the prizes given to Corkery; ......... r,.1,f .i r .i... -6’ Farrell. Rudiments—Joseph A. Duffy, first prize for class standing; Arthur T. Broderick, for religious instruction; Richard W. Doherty, for English and Greek; Terrence F. Beggans, for Latin; James E. Cooke, for history and geography, and Daniel J. Roche, for penmanship; Eugene Devitt, George J. Burke, Harry V. Smith, Daniel A. Neary, Joseph A. Duffy. Edward S. Loft, Francis B. McAnemy, James E. Cooke, Andres B. Crosas, Charles J. Jor dan, honorably mentioned. Natural sciences and mathematics— John J. Maher, first prize for chemistry; John P. Murray and Joseph A. Nevin, honorably mentioned. Trigonometry, surveying and analytical geometry.— John P. Murray; John T. Maher, honor ably mentioned. Geometry—Prize, Joseph A. Nevin; Michael G. Donohue, honorably mentioned. First algebra—Prize, Michael W. O’Gorman; Patrick J. Dooly and William P. Smith, honorably men tioned. Second algebra—Prize, Berthold J. Lauterbach; honorably mentioned, Joseph A. Duffy, Richard W. Doherty, Aloysius R. Kane and Thomas F. Halpin. First arithmetic prize— Edward J. Cork ery ; honorably mentioned, James K. Cooke, John J. Corley, Eugene F. Kiu kcad and Charles J. Jordan. Second arithmetic prize—Joseph J. Kelly; honor ably mentioned, Terrence F. Beggans and Arthur F. Broderick. Bookkeeping Prize No. 1—Daniel J. Roche; honorably mentioned, Churles J. Jordan aud Johu J. Corley. Prize No. 2—James A. Kellv; honorably mentioned, Andrew B. Crosas aud Daniel A. Neary. Modebn Lanohaoks— First German—Prize, Berthold J. Lauterbach; honorably mentioned, Patrick J. Dooley, Matthew B. Kelly, William P. Smith and William H. Stuckey. Second Ger man-Prize, Michael W. O'Gorman: honorably mentioned, Edward J. Corkery and Francis G. Jennings. Third German—Prize, Charles J. Jor dan; honorably mentioned, Richard W. Doherty, Terrence F. Beggans, Daniel J. Roche, Andres B. Crosas and Harry V. Smith. French—Prize, John T. Fitzpatrick; honorably mentioned, John J. Sullivan and Charles J. Kane. Elocution.—Grammar Course-Prize, Joseph A. l)uffv: lionoratily mentioned, Edmund P. O'Oonnell, Joseph F. Dooley, Eugene F. kirk head, Richard W. Doherty and Edward P. Hart. First Grammar.—Class Standing—Honorably mentioned, John T. Fitzpatrick and Michael W. O'Gorniau. Religious Instruction—Prize—Wil liam P. Smith; honorably mentioned, John J. Sullivan and Matthew B. Kelly. English- Prize —Michael W. O'Gorman; honorably mentioned, William H. Ooszlcr and Matthew B. Kelly. Ijatin—Prize—Patrick J Dooley; honorably men tioned, William R. Ryan and John J. Sullivan. Greek- Prize—John T. Fitzpatrick; honorably meutioned. Matthew B. Kelly and John J. Sulli van. History—Prize—William R. Ryan; honor ably mentioned, Patrick J. Dooley and Michael W. O’Gorman. Latin—Prize, Joseph A. Nevin; honor ably mentioned Michael G. Donohue aud John J. Treacy. Greek—Prize, Joseph A. Nevin; honor bly mentioned Michael G. Douohue, and Charles A. Smith. History—Prize, John P. Murray; honor bly mentioned, Michael G. Donohue and John J. Treacy. Colleoe Course, Humanities.—Class Stand ing- Honorably mentioned. Michael G. Donohue and Charles A. Smith. Religious instruction— Prize, John P. Murray; honorably mentioned, Michael G. Donohue and Henry B. Russell. English—Prize, Michael G. Donohue; honorably meutioned, John J. Treacy and Henry B. Rus sell. Ijterary analysis—Prize, Michael G. Dono hue; honorably mentioned, John P. Murray and Henry B. Russell. Good Conduct—Senior Division—Prize, Michael G. Donohue. Honorably men tioned, Dennis T. Gallivan, Joseph A, Nevin, William A, Hyan, Charles A. Smith. John P. Murray and Matthew B. Kelly. Junior Division—Second prize, John A. Murray. Honorably mentioned, George A. Burke, Alloysius K. Kane, Edward P. Hart, Arthur F. Broderick, Eugene F. Kinkead, John J. Corley, Charles J. Jordan, Francis B. McAuerny, Eugene Devltt and John B. Farrell. John J. Treacy, clans ol ’91, was awarded a gold medal for elocution Hon orably mentioned—William R. Ryan and John J. Sullivan, of class ’93. John J. Maher, Senior Division Class, of ’90, won a gold medal for good conduct, and Charles F. X. O’Brien, of the Junior Division, a silver medal. Silver medals were also awarded John J. Nevin, Hu manities, and Patrick J. Dooly, first grammar. Prizes eor Honorable Mentions—(Given to Btudenta who hold a high place in at least three branches of study, although not attaining the prize mark in any one branch), John J. Corley, 9; Aloysius R. Kane, 8: John B. Farrell, T; Mat thew B. Kelly, 5; Peter Lill, 5; John J. Sullivan, 4; Francis B. McAnemey. 4; Daniel A. Neary, 4; Andres B. Crosas, 4: Charles A. Smith, 3; Henry B. Russel), 8; John J. Treacy, 8; George B. Wan delL 8; William H. Stuckey. 3; George J. Burke, 3; Harry V. Smith, 8; Edward S. Loft, 8. MR. M’ANERNY’S ADDRESS. Before addressing the graduates Mr. John McAnemy paid a beautiful tribute to the work of the Jesuit Fathers. There was a time, he said, when designing men had sought to persuade the people of this country that Roman Catholics were its enemies. The press and other institu tions that spread information among the masses had dispelled that illusion. As to the charge of suppressing knowl edge, it was as natural for the Catholic Church to impart it as for the waters to run down the sides of the mountains into the sea. No society of men contributed more to the work of education than the members of the Society of Jesus. They were the outposts in the great army of Christiandom. With their three vows of obedience, chastity and poverty, they had taught the world the beauties of hu mility, meekness and self-denial, and baffled the red-handed theories of Social ism. Jersey City, he continued, is to be con gratulated for such an acquisition as St. Peter’s College. The Catholics of Brook lyn, Hoboken and Jersey City and vicini ties should send their children there to be edneated. He referred to the careful training on the part of the faculty in preparing its first class of graduates, and warned the latter in starting out in life to be guided by the chart with which they had been provided by the Holy Fathers, who now bid them such an affectionate farewell. There were dangerous breakers ahead. More budding genius had been killed by the sun of prosperity than by the frosts of adversitv. TAXING BANK PROPERTY. Corporation Counsel Edwards Gives an Opinion About It. The Tax Commissioners met this morn ing in the Council Chamber in the City Hall and appointed five iissistant clerks at a salary not to exceed *100 per month. The lucky individuals are Seneca Barker, Roderick Eagan, Joseph Kelly and W. T. Markham, and their term of office will be gin today. Corporation Counsel Edwards submitted an opinion as to the liability of the real estate of national banks to taxation, in which he says:— “Under section 99 of the general tax laws (revision, p. 1,161), it is provided that ‘every person shall be assessed in the township or ward in which he resides for all shares of stock of any national bank in this State, or of any bank organized under the laws of this State, owned by him or in his possession or control as trustee, guardian or executor or administrator; and in case said owner trustee, guardian or adminis trator shall be a non-resident of this State there, and in that case such banks shall be assessed to the amount of such shares so owned or held by non residents as aforesaid, in the manner now provided for by statute in the ease of other corporations. ’ “No other class of taxes is so readily or surely collected as that on bank stock, as the Institutions themselves look very closely to their payment. Under this £ revision the National Bank or its stock olders pay taxes upon all its shares or capital, a part of which may be invested in a bank building. Now, having once collected taxes upon the stock, it would lacaiij uu uiiiuu iui mu uitj tv a^uiu icv.v so much of that same capital which hap pens to be invested in a bank building. This would be double taxation, which the courts hold should always be avoided.” Mr. Edwards, in conclusion, suggests that instead of marking the property of Banks on the books “exempt” the Com missioners place the words “capital stock and shares taxed” after the property. A resolution was adopted requesting the Corporation Counsel to furnish the Board with an opinion as to the exemp tion from taxation of veteran soldiers and sailors and exempt firemen. A petition of David A. Lindsley for the cancellation of tax sales wus also referred to Mr. Ed wards for his opinion as to the Board’s authority in the premises. The office hours of the Board were fixed at from nine a. m. to five p. m., and in the absence of the Commissioners the Clerk of the Board will have full supervision of the assistant clerks, receive all complaints and acknowledge all complaints from tax payers. As the business of the Board increases the Commissioners become more and more embarrassed for want of adequate office facilities for the transac tion of their business. FREIGHT TRAINS FILED TOGETHER. An Engineer and Fireman Believed to Be Under tlie Wreck. PlTTSBUKG, Pa., June 26, 1889. — At twenty minutes past two o’clock this morning, extra west bound freight No. 1,313 telescoped the rear of extra west bound freight No. 308 at Monastery Coke Works, near Latrobe Station, on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Just as the colli sion occured an east bound freight train was passing on the other track. The wreck of the west bound trains caught the last two cars of the east bound train, wrecking them. In all twenty-five cars of merchandise were wrecked. Brakeman Miller was fatally injured. Engineer Caldwell and his fireman, name unknown, have not yet been found, and it is believed are covered up in the wreck, very probably dead. The bodies of four unknown tramps, who hai been stealing a ride, have been taken out. The other trainmen, so far as can be learned, es caped serious injury. yuiiwa iilau wao cui. He Says Owen McLaughlin Did It and Also Robbed Him. Justice Stilsiug this morning com mitted Owen McLaughlin, a moulder, of Brunswick street, for trial on a charge of robbery and atrocious assault and bat tery. John Quinn, the complainant, tes tified that he met McLaughlin at an early hour this morning ou Newark ave nue and started up Brunswick street, with him. When under the Pennsylvania Railroad trestle work McLaughlin tripped him up and stole three fifty cent pieces from him. Twenty minutes afterward he and Mc Laughlin come together on Pavonia ave nue, when McLaughlin struck him on the head with a paving stone. Quinn had an ugly gash on liis head where the stone struck him. A citizen corroborated his story of the assault. McLaughlin denied the accusation, and said that Quinn and others attacked him, and he struck him in defending him self. _^_ Policeman Murray Charges Assault. Matthew Duffy, of No. 170 Sixth street, was held for trial in $800 bail this morn ing, by Justice Stihsing, for assaulting Policeman Murray, who guides the fiery steeds which draw the Black Maria about the city. Murray said that on Suuday he arrested Duffy on Montgomery street, where he was acting in a disorderly man ner. The prisoner turned on him, and In the scuffle at last escaped. THAT LICENSE TRUST. Aldermen Make Denial of a Bargain with the Liquor Dealers’ Association. SIX HUNDRED LICENSES GRANTED. * Dangerous Shooting by the Clare mont Gun Club—Horse Car Tracks to be Torn Up. The Liquor Dealers’ Association got a black eye last night and the Excise Com mittee of the Board of Aldermen most thoroughly sat on that order. Everyone of public prominence wa3 present and anxions to see what would be done. Among them were District Attorney Winfield, Sheriff Davis, M. J. O'Donnel, Undertaker Hope. City Treasurer Nugent, John P. Feeney, ex-Corporation Attorney Seymour, Commissioner Sommers, PoUce Captain Christy Smith, James Hennessey and James O’Connor, the beer dealer. A BATCH OF LICENSES. After receiving several invitations, among them being one from the Tilden Club, to celebrate the Fourth, the real business of the evening was taken up temporarily by a petition to transfer two licenses being received, and immediately afterward, applications for 491 licenses to be granted,five of which were for inns and taverns, and four for places where Uquor is not drunk on the premises. These were referred to the committee and taken up again later, when without a dissenting vote the entire 491 applications were granted, and also 139 licenses which the Board at its last meeting declined to flPt, OT1 This ninlrpa Hnoneou rrrantafl last night. MR. O’NEILL MAKES DENIAL. When the Board took np the question: for discussion, Alderman O’Neill sur prised many by saying:— “Mr. President-1! want to state to the public and the press that the Excise Com mittee are not issuing the arbitrary rules that they are accused of doing. I never heard of a coalition with the Liquor Deal ers’ Association, except what has been published, and I want to say that these reports are not true, and that the Liquor Dealers’ Association never has or will have any influence with this Board. “The Association has a committee. I am told, who sit at Roche’s Hall to receive those who desire to become members, which they have a right to do, but I want it distinctly understood that no member o£ the Liquor Dealers’ Association has waited on me or my colleague, Mr. Jor dan.’’ PRIGGE DENIES IT, TOO. When the Board adjourned Alderman Prigge, chairman of the ExciBe Commit tee, a Tax Commissioner and liquor dealer, declared positively that no arrangement had been entered into by the committee and the Association, and said he knew nothing about the matter except what liad been published, and this he claimed in unqualified terms to be untrue. Alderman Van Horn was, in a very hesitating manner, just as positive as Alderman Prigge, but before he would say anything he carefully thought over the question. He declared that he had ehtered into no agreement with the Liquor Dealers’ Association; that he knew of none, and, as did Messrs. O’Neiil and Prigge, intimated that a high regard for truth is not necessary to be a member of the association. A BEPUULICAN DOWN ON TRUSTS. Before the meeting began Alderman Schermerhorn, in front of the City Hall, declared that he was opposed to trusts, and that he intended to assail the Liquor Dealers’ Association at the meeting. He did not say a word except when he voted to grant the licenses. Both Aldermen Prigge and Van Horn declared that not one name of the 680 who had received licenses had been recommended to them by the Liquor Dealers’ Association. The association will have their innings soon, and they will then show the public whether they have been flying under false colors or not. THE TAX BOARD’S QUARTER. To locate the new Tax Commission in a place where the members can pursue their work has been u difficult one, but laBt night a possible solution was reached. The Mayor, it was said, had intimated that he was willing to give up his office to the Commission and himself go to the third floor, now occupied by Van Hounten Post, G. A. R. The matter was referred to the committee. A complaint was received from Captain W. H. Lang, of the Fifth precinct, that there is much dangerous shooting at the Claremont Gun Club grounds, ou Clare mont avenue. The complaint stated that several persons have been struck by spent shot and that the place is dangerous to any oue passing. The complaint was re ferred to the proper committee. PREPARING TO LICENSE VENDERS. The Board decided to purchase 800 plates for vender’s licenses and then or dered paid to Van Houten, Zabriskie, Henry Wilson and Thomas Posts, G. A. R., *50 each for services Decoration Day. The ordinance to license, at *5 each, street musicians, and to refuse to permit them to play between the hours of nine o’clock in the morning and eight o’clock in the evening, was adopted. A failure to observe this ordinance carries a fine of StK mum ronvidtinn. A TRACK TO BE TORN UP. By a vote of eight yeas to five nays it was decided to tear up the track of the Pavonia Street Car Company on St.Puul’s avenue. It was represented that this road has been abandoned at this point and that it causes the street to be in a very bad conditiou. An ordinance to prevent the Zinc works and other companies from carting dust of auv kind in anything but perfectly tight carts was introduced. The object is to prevent the dust from being scattered all over the streets. Money Took Wings While He Slept* John Gilligen, of No. 83 Colgate street was committed for trial by Justice Still sing this morning for larceny. John McCantey, an old man of No. 897 Third street, testified that he went to sleep yes terday afternood in his home with eSO in his pocket, which had been given him by his son, who had just returned from Johnstown. When he awoke he saw young Gilligau running from the house and his money was missing. Gilligen had money in his pocket, but says that he found it. ________ Tlielr Bail lVai Forfeited. Edward and William Rowland, indicted for assault and battery, were not present in court this morning when their case wtf* culled, and their bail was forfeited. Bain aud Warmer Weather. Washington, D. C., June 28, 1889.—For Eastern New York aud New Jersey rain, warmer, southerly winds. For Western New York, rain, slightly warmer, southeasterly winds. The Weather at Hartnett's. June 24. Dtp. I June 26. Dtp. At 3 P. M.77 At 6 A. M.fS At 6 P. M.75 i At 9 A. M.78 At 9 P. M.79 | At noon.89 At Midnight.70) Bascutu’s Pills cun bilious and nervous tils.