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Which Can Boast the Larg
est Aggregation of
Personal Wealth ?
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.
“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.
“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
“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.”
“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.
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
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. _____
They Had Bobbed the Boston and Other
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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."
President Harrison Has
Made Him Minister to
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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.”
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| THE_
Interesting Details Con
eerning the Projected
County Road.
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
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
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.
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.
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Commencement Exercises
in the Academy of
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,"
Distribution of prizes.
Award of medals.
Conferring of degrees.
Hungarian March, "Rakoczy,”..., ....Berlioz
Address to the graduates. .Mr. John McAnerney
Finale, Marche Militaire.Schubert
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’
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Aldermen Make Denial of a
Bargain with the Liquor
Dealers’ Association.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.

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