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I Sliil for Ten Cents. llfj ♦--4 _ JERSEY CITY SATURDAY; TUNE 29, 1839._ PRICE TWO CENTS. ~ The Awful Condition of Some of Them De scribed. A STENCH AT MILL CREEK. Sweeping Processes That Take the Filth from One Crevice and Leave It in the Next. ^ Of course the streets are in awful con dition! Everybody knows that! Many of them are only lanes. Those that have been paved are all out of repa>. And all are covered witli t he accumu lated filth of months. But there are some localites that are worse than others. Up in the neighborhood of the old slaughter houses, on Grand street, they have not only the streets t' conte nd with but the most noisome of odors from Mill Creek. a xt iwrwTTT ourv/m Mill Creek has become nothing else in fact than a big cesspool. Just above Ringle’s iron works an open sewer pours all the sewage from the hill top into the Creek. The tide carries it down to the old solder works. All the tin cans from all over the State are taken to these works and melted into new shapes. The refuse is thrown into the creek. It sinks under the soft mud, and has erected a bar there. Tlie tide carries the offensive sewage of the hill Sjver this bar; when it goes out much of this filth is unable to get beyond -he bar again, and it lies there to breed disease and death in a thickly-settled tenement district. All who live in that region are up in arms, and Health Inspec tor Benjamin has been appealed to to put an end to the terrible nuisance. SUCH STREET CLEANING! This is practically related to the street question, Decause both concern, the sani tary condition of the city. In other quar ters more direct complaint as to the con dition of the streets is made. The street authorities made an effort to clean the streets in the Second precinct, running east and west. They used a horse sweep. The result is that they dislodged the dirt from one resting place and left it at an other Dot far away. To the great surprise of many persons the street contractor w as actually mak ing an attempt to clean Newark avenue as far west as the Hill this morning. When I gazed on this unusual sight and saw the revolving broom in an almost graceful manner dust og the tops of the stones and throw the dirt in the thousand holes along the street, I could but cogi tate and try to notice where these holes were the most plentiful. From the front platform of a Belt Line car I took obser vations of this street as far as the Court House, and what I saw induced me to continue my observations on foot. A MAIN THOROUGHFARE. At the Warren street crossing the filth ■was great and the holes in the paved street numerous, but not very large. From there to the railroad crossing the condition of the avenue is horrible and sunken Belgian blocks have made holes in front of every store on either side of the car tracks. These holes were all filled with the filth that hail been deposited there by the street sweepers, and there it will remain until as dust it will within a few hours again be on hand to greet the eyes and nostrils of everyone. At the Barrow street and Erie street crossings of the avenue these streets are absolutely dangerous from bad pavement, but they re not so filthy. The worst sec tion of the avenue is between there and the foot of the Hill, and the blocks be tween Jersey avenue and the Second street crossing are in a most deplorable condition. ONE SAFE SPOT. The only portion of the avenue that can be safely driven over at this point is the middle of the street, which is kept in repair by the horse car company. The side streets are ill. iy but better paved. West of Newark avenue, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth streets are reek ing in filth, anil a most nauseous odor arises from them. The tenants throw garbage and swill on the streets, and the heat und humidity cause rapid decay and disease. At the end of these streets is a dumping ground, which ..uring the heated term, ought to be covered with hard soil. Instead of that everything imaginable has become almost one putrid mass. These streets are never cleaned. Near the top of the Hill the paving is very poor, and on West Newark avenue it is monstrous. Daily some wagon and its occupants come to grief here because of a broken axle obtained by plunging in one of these holes. No attempt is ever made to thoroughly clean this part of the avenue, and it is in a very bad sanitary condition. A orx 1 r vn uu.a i a. The streets bisecting Grove street, from the Erie crossing to the Hoboken elevated, are sadly in need of sweeping. Natural conditions combine with the accumula tions of street filth to make the neighbor hood at present one of the filthiest sec tions of the city. The laud is marshy, and the sunken, open lots yet retain pools of stuguant water, over which a green slime has been gradually creeping. Into these disease breeding hell pools old boots, tin pans and other gurbage have been thrown. Some of the owners of these lots are filling them up with the black mud dug from the Hud son Tunnel shaft. • This, though unsightly at present, will, when baked with the scorching heat of the midsummer sun, made a solid building foundation. There is some building going on and loose material and piles of mortar assist In making the streets uglier. Shattered pavements in some sections render walking exceedingly difficult, at least to the little toddlers of the vicinity —and there are plenty of them—who stumble and sometimes receive severe bruises and cuts from the jagged edges of the If "ten flags. They are uot so sure foots the goats, whose dirt-stained forms are familiar street ornaments to that sec tion. A STREET AS A STONE YARD. There Is much complaint among the residents along Kailroad avenue. From Warren street to Henderson street filth and garbage Is piled upon both sides to such an extent that It is almost impossi ble even for trucks to make their way. From Newark avenue to Brunswick street It Is almost impassable on the north side. „ „ , _ The Pennsylvania Kailroad Company In carrying out their contemplated ele vation of It* tracks have converted the ' avenue from Barrow street to Mon mouth street into a regular, stone yard, to the imminent dunger of smashing in the uewer main. The stone chips are Hy ing continually and several window glasses have been brokeu. The residents dare not keep their front windows open, evin ‘n this not weather; for if they do, they soon find their parlor furniture ana even the dinner tables cov ered with stone dust. A LARGE INCREASE SURE. The New City Assessors Will Whoop Values Up to Fair Market Figures. Prevailing rumors that the new City Tar. Board have increased the rateables of the city from *63,000,000 to *100,000,000 and over are scarcely weU founded. I inter rupted Assessors Lawrence, O’Don nell and Prigge in their work this morning to talk with them about their business. They said they had completed the First district assessment except that a few tracts are reserved for further consideration. They have almost completed the Third district, but they could not say what the total as sessment in either district is yet. They do not expect to finish the revision of the books before August 1, and it will probably be close to September 1 before the levy is complete and the rate for the ensuing fiscal year can become known. The basis on which they are working, however,-indicates a large increase in the rateables. Assessments by the old Asses sors averaged about sixty per cent, of market value. The new Assessors are fix ing tax values at fair market value. The most notable increase they have made is one from *3,800 to *20,000. It goes without the saying that all the increases will not be on that scale, nor anything like it. Whenever they strike a piece of undervalued property they notify the owner that they propose to raise the ante, and these are the people who are making the howl about mammoth in creases. "All we are doing,” said both Judge Lawrence and Mr. O’Donnell, “is to im pose fair values and equalize them aU over the city. We haven’t the smallest idea how our footings will compare with the footings of the old tax books.” The Board will be provided with an office next week. The northeast corner of the Aldermanic Chamber will l>e cut off and enclosed with portable partitions that can be folded back when the use of the whole chamber is necessary. THE NEWS OF BAYONNE. Closing Exercises of Schools Nos. 1 and 6 —Eiremen’s Celebration. The pupils of Grammar School No. 1, West Fifth street, Bergen Point, pre sented two interesting programmes yes terday to a large number of their friends and relations who had assembled in the school building to witness the closing ex ercises. In the forenoon the Primary Depart ment gave their entertainment. Recita tions were given by MisseB Ella Alpers, Jennie Mayo, Florence Muller, Lulu H. Fryer, E. Smart and Lucy Stvele, and Masters Robert Anderson and W. Over beck. At the exercises in the afternoon reci tations were delivered by Miss Margee Imbrie, Master George Reynolds, Miss Isabel Kelson, Miss Gertrude Davis, Master William Alpers, Miss Belle Snowden, Miss Emma Alpers, Miss Edith Parker and Miss Hattie McGillivray. A colloquy, “The Storm,” followed, in wliich Alice Oliver, Frank Muller, Bessie Frank lin, John Letter, Belle Yates and Edward Vaughan took part. Three pretty selec tions were played sweetly on the violin and piano by Miss Emma and Master William Alpers. Appropriate addresses were made by Inspector Jones and Prin cipal Henry E. Harris. The following pupils received special mention as being neither absent nor tardy during the past year:—John Hos ford, Howard Simonson, William Dean and Gertrude Davis. First honors to William Dean, Harry Thompson, Ida L. Brown, Emma Alpers, Hesman Over beck, Alice Oliver and Gertrude Davis, and second honors to Lillie Brown, John Hosford. Hattie Earle, Florence Fryer, Ethel Brown, Jennie Reynolds, Grace Earle, George Reynolds, Harry Hosford, Lillian Davis, Lizzie Cunningham, Anna Robertson, Mary O’Louglilin, Belle Snow den, George Kurtz, Marion Hartley and Lottie Barnes. An interesting programme was cicua ably rendered at the closing exercises of Public School No. 6, West Thirty-eighth street, before a fair sized audience. Reci tations were given in good style by Lizzie Hollender, Edith Lonsdale, Adele Os borne, G. Squires, Fred Collins, Ethel Schreiver, Louise Bennett, Horace Bartel and F. Bally. Misses A. Low and Ethel Vroorn graduated in the grammar depart ment. An appropriate address was deliv ered by Principal Earl. The Americus’ Anniversary. Americus Engine Company No. 2 held their grand reunion and celebration of the seventh anniversary at Columbia Park last night, and it was a successful affair. John Mellindick, floor manager, was assisted by Henry Haasmiller. P. J. Farrell, George Mellindick, Eugene Hickey, John J. Meyer, Biedrich Voss, W. F. Bollard and James O’Hare. A re ception committee was composed as follows:—Charles C. Kane, chairman; J. M. Haasmiller, William S. Emery, P. Keeley. James E. Malloy, William Koss, John McIntyre, James Keeley, Thomas Nerney, James Meyers, Henry Harris, P. Commiskey, Thomas Cassidy, George J. Webber, M. Ryan, George A. Rester, John Welsh, Igo Rhineliart, John H. Ray and Charles McQuillan. The offi cers of the company are John J. Meyer, foreman; P. J. Farrell, first assistant; John Mellendick, second assistant; Thomas Wall, engineer: George J. Web ber stoker; William J. Benton, recording secretary: William A. Perry, financial secretary; Charles I. Ronke, treasurer, and Terrence Riley, sergeant-at-arms. The Illsley Divorce Case. The case of Mary K. Illsley against Henry Illsley for absolute divorce was be fore Chancellor McGill this morning on dnal hearing. The suit is founded on letters from a woman called Antionette Kearney or Gaddis which were received by Mr. Ills ley and discovered by Mrs. Illsley while the couple lived in Bound Brook. Their home is now in South Plains. The letters were exhibited in the present case. They contain the usual endearments, vows aud protestations. In one of them “Nettie,” as she signs herself, expresses fears that some one has “tumbled to the racket,” aud Is appropriating the letters. --- Judgment Affirmed in Part. Judge Kuapp rendered a decision in the case of Samuel Stirling against Pelter & Simpson, the grocers, who recently made an assignment, on motion to set aside lodgment on bond aud warrant of attor ney, holding the judgment to be good and valid as to the items in that affidavit for goods sold, and us to a $500 note paid on the day judgment was entered. O’Reilly’s Excelsior Oat Tonic. The best nerve and brain tonio in the wo> Id. Hotels, druggists, rrocers and saloons sell It, or send to the manu facturers for it. ifc.11 sad iJ3i Rework are., JtiW Clty.%* LAST OF THE SCHOOLS. St. Joseph’s and St. Bridget’s Parochial Students Hold the Boards. EXCELLENT ENTERTAINMENTS. TM List of Public School Exercises Rounded Up Yesterday with a Series of Pleasant Exercises. No better entertainment in connection with school closing exercises has yet been given than that by the young pupils of St. Joseph’s parochial school, in the base ment of St. Joseph’s Church, last evening. They were witnessed by more than seven hundred people, notwithstanding the ex cessive heat,which gave the basement hall the temperature of an oven. A MINUET DANCE. The programme opened with a well snng chorus by the school, foUowed by a minuet dance by about twenty couples in George Washington and Martha Custis costumes, with powdered wigs. A pretty and interesting sketch entitled “Erin’s Hope” was well executed by the following cast:—Erin, tepre seuted by Miss N. Lyons; Erin’s children, Misses S. Meaney, B. Woods, M. Fitzpatrick and M. McGrath; France, Miss E. Daley: England. Miss M. Woods; Columbia, Miss M. Hopkins; Germany, Miss L. Fallon; Russia, Miss K. Phinuey; Justice, Miss A. Nolan. The costumes were rich and attractive. Tiny Miss A. Clifford saug "Dolly’s Birthday” so well she was called before the curtain. SONG AND TAMBOURINE. “The Way My Dnddy Went” was sung by abont twenty boys dressed as Southern piccanmuies, with tambourines, with which they kicked up a big racket and made lots of fun for the audience. Masters P. White, J. Parle, T. Long, J. Connolly and D. Driscoll gave a very amusing sketch, entitled “Waiting for the Train,” in which a member of the Land League, a German immigrant, a baggage agent, a policeman and a news boy became considerably mixed. One of the gems of the programme was the duet, “Reuben and Rachel,” by Mas ter J. Reilly and little Miss Dongherty. They sang very sweetly, and Rachel was the cutest little Quakeress I ever saw. Iu “Red Riding Hood” Master P. Downes made a horrible looking wolf. Miss L. McMahon was a pretty Fairy Queen, attended by a host of fairies, and Red Riding Hood herself was cleverly Sortrayed by Miss M. Meaney. Miss M. tcCabe played the mother. “The Little Hutchet” was well rendered by Masters F. Kelaher and W. Connolly, and Miss A. Nolan, a young lady in white, with cheer ful round face, framed in auburn hair, sweetly sang ‘‘God Bless You” as a clos ing niece to the programme. AWARDING THE HONORS. Fathers Carew and Smith then awarded the honors as follows: MALE DEPARTMENT. The medal for best deportment was drawn for by four boys, John Coyne, Ed ward Fahey, Joseph Couture and John Dooley; won by John Dooley. For improvement in studies, First class, Thomas Long stands first, John Con nolly, second. Then follow in order:— Willie Kane, Frank Kellahcr, John Parle, John Smith, Daniel Driscoll, John Meade and Edward Cavauagh. For good conduct, Second class, Joseph Briody and Nicholas Walterton were awarded prizes. For improvement in studies, Second class, Master Edward Thompson stands first, Daniel Drisooll, second. Then fol low in order Francis McMahon, Richard Lanterbeck, John Reilly. Michael Ma honey,Bernard Tully, Thomas Dougherty, Andrew Donohue and Willie Quinn. In the writing class John J. Smith won first prize, T. A. Long, second. Honor ably mentioned, W. Couture. John Con nolly Willie Kane, John Mead, Patrick White, Eddie Fahey, Eddie Kelly and Daniel Driscoll. FEMALE DEPARTMENT. The deportment medal was drawn for by Mamie Lyons, Annie Moran, Mamie Kerwin, Annie Kellaher, Nellie Reddy, Delia Kane, May Dougherty and May Hopkins. Won by Mamie Lyons. Premiums were awarded to Mamie Woods, Lillie Fallon, Bridget Woods, Agues Nolan, Lizzie McMahon, Mary Gillen, May McCabe, Sadie Meaney and Nellie Lyons. , , ... For good conduct, Second class, Miss Mary Nestar was awarded the medal, and Miss Mary Fahey one for good attend a*Fo'r improvement in studies, Mary How lin won the prize drawn for by Katie Donohue, Katie Smith, Annie Finley, Hannah Donovan, Maud Meaney. Ade laide Lauterbach, Katie Colligan and Annie Reidlinger. In the writing class, Miss Nellie M. Lyons won first prize; Bridget Woods, second Honorably mentioned, Mamie Hopkins, Sadie C. Meaney, Mamie Woods, Agnes Nolan, Emma Daley, Lizzie Mc Mahon, Agnes Burke, Murnie McCabe and Annie Kelley. For good attendance the prize was drawn for by Ettie Groggin, EUie O’Con nor Mary Woods, Mary Kane and Lizzie Fal’lon. Won by Eilie O’Connor. At School No. 19. The closing entertainment at Public School No. 19 took place yesterday morn ing in the presence of a throng of specta tors. The programme was as follows:— Piano Solo.Miss Hannon Recitation, "We Little Folks"-Johnnie Mahan Dialogue, "Going to School," K John Stanley, Josie Brown Rec., “The Boy I Like”.ttussie Sw ift Song, "The Sandmun". ......School Reef, "The New Slate".. Della Reilly Rec., “Be Sure".v3&SSBJr K8ary Rec, “Motions”.Willie Baumann Song, "The Robin”.... ■ • ■ ■ ■ School Rec., "What a Boy Wants".Harry Pmder Rec “The Lost Dolly".Nellie Cullen Bong, "The Cobbler''....'"--. .....School Dialogue, "A Stitch In Time Saves Nine,".. Delia Supple, Sadie Jayeox and Lottie Cadmus Recitation, "Getting Washed”..Jamie Keary Recitation, “He Didn’t Think”.Ackley White Song, "Meadow Brook". .School Recitation, “Suppose”.....Cecelia Boylan Recitation. "Golden Keys"......... .Minnie Miller Calisthenics, Class.Drilled by Miss Potts Recitation, "Sparkling River”.....Tommy Keanr Recitation, "The Naughty Girl".Katie Woods Song. "Little Boy Blue”. .School Dialogue, "Studying Pays”.Bennie Hill, Fred Morgan and Jinde Keary Recitation, "What 1 Love”.Maggie EckhofT Recitation, "My Dolly”.Gertie Burns Song, "The Mill"...• ••School Recitation, "My Kitty".Annie Hobmun Recitation, "Little Boy".Johnnie Woods Recitation, "What I'll Be". Louis Ehrghott Song, "Whistle and Hoe". School Dialogue, "The Peacemaker".Frances Kehr and Emma Morgan Recitation, “The Boys”.Jamie Keary Recitation, “Our Friends”.Dubois Egertou Song, “Baby”.School Presentation of certificates. Song, “Swing Song”.School St. Bridget's School. The basement of St. Bridget’s Church was well filled last night with the parents and friends of the pupils of St. Bridget’s Academy, gathered to hear the excellent entertainment which they presented. “Raise Me, .Jesus, to Thy Bosom” wus the opening piece sung by the school. The Misses A. Byrne, M. Murphy, M. Me ♦-♦ THE ♦-O-—4-0 Drasdale Abbey 0-<$>-•-—♦ Ghost! <3>---<5> READ THE THRILLING NO VELETTE IN THE NEXT SUNDAY. IT WILL RE COMPLETE IN ONE NUMBER. MIW '■ Price. 3 Cents. FOR SALE BY ALL IEWSOEALERS. ORDER IT ONMATCRDAY TO PREVENT DISAPPOINTMENT. Court and A. Corbliss played a beautiful duet. A dance, “The Minute,” was performed by a number of small boys and girls. A drama, “The Mystery of Rosedale” a French play modified and arranged for the occasion by one of the Sisters, was presented by seven young ladies. The play is good and the,acting was excellent for amateurs. “The American National Guard” was sung by a number of boys, who were dressed in uniform. After the singing the young soldiers executed some fancy movements very skillfully and they were loudly cheered. A flower dance was executed by young ladies, who were dressed in white and carried bouquets. “The Egyptian Mummy,” a drama, was well acted Dy a number of boys. Several musical selections were given; a duet for eight hands, played by Misses A. Burke, A. Corbliss, A. Morris and A. Delaney, being especially good. Father Hanly conferred honors upon Misses K. Mc Keiinan, A. Byrne, B. Hamill, A. Fitz gerald, A. Burke, K. Byrne and R. Keilt. The reverend gentleman compli mented the girls upon the work done dur ing the vear. Miss Butler's Elocution Glass. The reception given by Miss Marion C. Butler’s class in elocution was well at tended last night and was a very enjoyar ble affair. It was gi^en at Bergen Hall, which was tastefully decorated with flow ers. The stage also had large bouquets on It. The class acquitted themselves amid continual applause. After a selection by the orchestra the drama, “Who is to In herit?” was produced. All of the cast sustained tbeir parts very well, and Miss Maud Wood, Miss Mabel Roebuck, MIbs Grace Harrison and Miss Nellie Cross man were rewarded by being presented with flowers. This was the cast:— Mrs. Annersley.Miss Maud Wood Julia AtiBfii-iiley. .Jliai MftiirilRaahn.ck, Grace Annersley.Miss Grace Harrison Mrs. Manfort.Miss Kate Day Mrs. Fltzfudge.Miss Edna Day Miss Pry.Miss Louise Buys Miss Chatter.Miss Emmeline Bimmonds Miss Nicely. Miss Jessie Greene Mrs. Hodgkins.Mls^MamieOnniston Margery.Miss Nellie Crossman A vocal solo, “Marguerite,” byJBischoff, was rendered in good form by Miss Irene Crunmer, and she was much applauded, aud Mr. Louis won an encore Dy a violin solo. The second part of the programme was a comedy entitled “ My Wife’s Rela tions.” It included in the cast the follow ing:— Arthur Lanibe....Mr. William Beach Cousin Hector.Mr. Frank Brodhead Ted Tyrrel.Mr. George Swinorton Uncle Dobson.Mr. Elsworth Schultz Mrs. Lainbe.Miss Irene Pettit Mrs. Frankland.Miss Fannie Crossman Sister Emma.Miss May Fairchild Aunt Patience. Miss Lucile Bills Aunt Charity..Miss Jessie Waud Lucy (a maid).Miss Maud Butler Miss May Fairchild’s efforts were so much appreciated that a floral tribute was paid her. When the performance was concluded and the excellent scenery shifted the room was cleared for dancing, which lasted until one o’clock. It was a great success. THREE PARK SITES. The Harrison Estate Will Probably Be a Third Tract. The County Park Commissioners after their second conference yesterday ad journed to July 12. They practically con cluded to have three park sites. Two of these, as already reported in these col umns, will be the King estate and the Currie’s Woods. The selection of these sites leaves Jersey City without a park, while she will be forced to pay the largest part of the ex pense of tlleir construction. So, to pleuse the local demand, it was generally agreed yesterday to choose a third site, and the Harrison estate on the brow of Hudson City Hill at Newark avenue was the favored spot. The es tate is a magnificent site for a park. The objection to it is that will be somewhat limited in its area. The Harrison estate is historical locally. It was once bought by the county for "a new court house site, but the courts de feated the purchase and punished the Freeholders who made it. It is now the property of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. THE TEENERS COME BACK. They Won a Diploma and Were Enthusl' astlcally Deceived. The return of the class of eight turners who represented the Hudson City Verein at the National Festival at Cincinnati was the occasion of a general illumination last night in the vicinity of the elevator. The boys brought home a diploma. They were met at the elevated station by the Turn Verein, accompanied by the Arion Singing Society, the Junior Arions and crowds of citizens, who joined iu a procession, headed by a brass baud, and escorted them through the principal st realist The puraders all carried Japanese and Valencia lanterns, which with the Hash lights and rockets, made the procession an imposing spectacle. A reception was held at the Verein headquarters by the Turn Sisters, and the boys were also entertained on the way at the Arions’ hRndsome new quarters. They are very proud of the captured diploma and say that if it had not been for Western beer they would have brought home Individual prizes. Fourth of July. As usual, G. W. Clerihew will give his boy customers a beautiful drum as a Fourth of July present, when purchasing a suit of clothes costing five dollars or over. *,* __ Bxavaui’a fan cure bilious and nervous 111*. CDTTIN& OFFTHE HEADS. The Street and Water Com missioners Get Their Work In. NO MORE EXTRA CLERKS. Some of the Men Have Finished Their Last Month. The long looked for day has come, and Jersey City no longer waits with strain, ing anxiety for the Street and Water Commissioners’ guillotine to begin to work. The chopping has been delayed so as to let the incumbents complete a full mouth, and the mouth ended today. The axe worked effectively. Several practical sinecures were abolished, and the positions were so rearranged, as, in the judgment of the Commissioners, to make the working of the department more economical, not only in the way of salaries, but in time as well. The meeting was appointed for nine o’clock shurp, and the Board showed great promptness by coming together at that hour—in a room on the lower floor, where they caucussed for an hour and a half— and meeting at half.past ten. The first business done was to order paid to Contractor Patrick O’Neill on ac count; of the contract for the Ocean and Cator avenue sewer, the sum of $500, on the certificate of Chief En gineer Kuirgles. The pay roll Water Registrar’s office, of $2,301.04, was passed and the time for pay ment of water rates and assessments was extended for fifteen days from July 1. Michael O'Rourke was replaced by John Pearson as inspector of the Zabris kie street improvement at a salary of $3 a day, and John Nolan's place as inspector of the Astor place improvement was iriven to Charles A. Roe. THEIR HEADS SHE OFF. Then the axe came down. First the Commissioners, with one voice, abolished the positions of ‘‘fore man of pipe layers,” of “assistant draughtsman” and of “extra clerk.” There were a good many “extra clerks,” and four of them are now out of employ ment entirely. The others have taken the positions of other employees who have been bounced. The dismissals were as follows and they were made at one fell swoop:— John Bumsted, water assessor: M. J. O’Mara, bill clerk;: Thomas Trotter, as sistant water assessor; T. J. Carroll, bill clerk; Charles Conway, janitor; Arthur O’Brien, clerk to Commissioners; Thomas Macks,1 laborer on metres; AVilliam Hel ler, diagram clerk; John Sherry, assistant stableman; John Dold, carpen ter; Andrew F. Smith, storekeeper; Jos eph L. Brown, driver; Michael O’Neil, general workman; Patrick O’Rourke, carpenter; Frank P. Wood cook, permit clerk; Peter A. Kern, tapper; John Cody, assistant tapper ; Samuel McNally la borer on metres; John H. Sheeran, assist ant clerk. SEW APPOISTMESTS. ■When ft cirme to tiding these positions the anxiety evident on the faces in the lobby, became more intense, and when the last name had been read the listeners wandered away, wondering how it was that no more heads had been cut off. Here !s the list:— William Heller, water assessor; F. W. Woodcock, permit clerk and clerk to Com missioners; Pete F. Madden, tapper; Richard H. McDonald, assistant tapper; William Hayes, laborer on metres; M. J. O’Mara, assistant bill clerk; T. J. Carroll, bill clerk; Thomas J. Burns, gen eral clerk; Charles Freeman, general clerk; Francis Whelan, diagram clerk; Thomas Fallon, janitor; William McCarthy, gen eral clerk; A. J. O’Brien, clerk to Com missioners; John Sherry, assistant stable man: John McKeon, general clerk: Owen E. Nolan, general clerk; James P. Gar ton, eurpeuter; Thomas McGuire, carpen ter; Louis Stinson, general clerk; William Jordan, driver. John Bonnell, general clerk; Patrick Moran, blacksmith’s helper; Michuel Kelly, foreman of water gate and shutting off water; Garrett Haley, general clerk; Stephen H. Jacobs, storekeeper at pipe yard. The salaries were fixed for the ap pointees as follows:— Resolved, That the following salaries be and are hereby fixed for the positions named:—Water assessor, $1,600; tapper, #1,200; assistant tapper, $900; diagram clerk, #1,000; general clerk, $900; carpenter, $8 per day; finisher at pipe yard. $60 per month; driver, $55 per month; foreman of water gates and shutting off water, #100 per month; assistant stableman, Wayne street stable, #720; chief bill clerk, $1,200; assistant bill clerk, $1,000; permit clerk and clerk to Commissioners, $1,300. The the Commissioners drew a long breath and adjourned. TO CHANGE THE LAWS. Hudson County Lawyers Looking Toward What They Consider Reform. The Hudson County Bar Association met in Chancery Chambers yesterday afternoon, and discussed the policy of making some changes in existing laws. There was no formal expression of opinion by the association, but the Committee on Law Reform was instructed to confer with the lawyers all over the county with a view to drafting bills to be introduced at the next session of the Legislature. The first of the three questions was as to the advisability of making a judgment of the Supreme Court a lien on real estate only when the judgment is docketed in the county in which the property is situ ated, thus doing away with the necessity for searching titles at the office of the Su preme Court. Mr. Flavel Magee spoke against this change, and thought it was unwise to make any change from the time honored rule of the State to the new fangled ideas of New York, but every ODe else thought it would be a change for the better. It would save a heavy item of the legal costs, part of which would naturally be available for counsels’ remuneration. To the second proposition there was no opposition. That was to prevent every one but lawyers from practising in the District Courts. Both Mr. Magee and ex-Corporation At torney Roderick B. Seymour thought it would be a bad thing to do away with the law which makes obligatory a wife’s separate acknowledgement of her execu tion of a deed, but all the others present seemed to believe that it would do away with a played-out old farce. The Unglue Crushed Hla Head. Au unknown man was struck and killed by the locomotive of the 2.01 train of the New York, Sus quehanna and Western Railroad at the Warren street crossing this afternoon under circumstances which iudlcute.a suicide. R. Westerbalt, the eugiueer of the train, says that he suw the man standing beside the track as his train approached, and just as the headlight of the locomotive wus opposite him he moved forward. The man was struck on the head. He is evidently a Spaniard and was well dressed. The man was later identified as Soto longo, bookkeeper for Ribon & Marsh, machinists, at First and Provost. He was married and lived in New York. ( HYING OUT THE LICENSES Seventy-Three New Applications, and a Special Meeting Monday. This was a busy day at City Clerk Scott’s office up to noon, when business shut down for the day. Mr. Scott and his assistants spent all day yesterday and till eleven o’clock last night in preparing the license parchments for the liquor dealers whose applications for permission to continue the sale of liquor were granted by the Board of Aldermen last Tuesday evening. The papers had been signed by the Mayor in blank. The clerks in the City Clerk’s office filled them in then, eucii with the names of the saloonkeeper for whom it was intended, and entered it upon the license book. When the office was opened this morn ing a throng of liquor dealers stood in the halL They flocked in, and a constant stream of them poured through the door up to the room. Each brought with him the *250 needed to purchase the license. Tommy Cummings acted as cashier, and after receiving the money passed it over to Mr. Scott. The license, bearing the name of the payer, was then hunted out from the alphabetically ar ranged pile, stamped with the great seal of tue city by Tommy Halsted, and then signed by the City Clerk. At noon the doors were closed. The City Clerk had received about *25,000, which he deposited with City Treasurer Cleveland. The total receipts indicate that about one hundred of the 600 licenses granted had been taken out of Mr. Scott’s hands. If all of the 600 are redeemed, the city will be *150,000 richer next Monday than it was yesterday. Up to noon today Mr. Scott had re ceived seventy-three applications for license. Among them are four grocers and one bottler. A special meeting of the Board of Aldermen will be held on Mon day evening to grant additional licenses. Liquor dealers will save the city officials some trouble if they will have all their applications in by Monday afternoon. MAKING DOCTORS. A Commencement at Coopers* Hall Last Evening and a Slipper. The "Medical and Surgical College of the State of New Jersey” conferred de_ grees upon its first graduates, twelve in number, at Coopers’ Hall, last evening. Ten of the twelve were from New York, one from Connecticut and one from New Jersey. Joseph Mezzetti Ellis was the valedic torian, but he was not nearly so interest ins to the assembled company as Miss Edith Mason, the vivacious singer from the New York “Casino” company. She sang and sans again, and was the life of the evening. The graduates were Emma D. Burd, New York; John Herring Davies, Phar. D., New York; Morris Drosner, M. D.. New Jersey ; Edward Robert Duffy, New York; Joseph Mez zetti Ellis, A. M., Phar. D., New York; Elijah Breton-Gamage Hazzan, A. M., New York; Emil Kirchgessner, A. M., Connecticut; Gustav Pfingsten, A. M., Phar. D., New York; George Wil liam Salter, A. M., New York; George Richard Smith, New York; George Edgar Whipple, New York, and J. E. Newton Whitehead, M. D., New York. The programme of the evening, exeept for Miss Masons’ encores and an address by the Rev. George J. Mengina, was as follows:— Invocation.Prof. Edward Thwing Violin solo.Master Burtie Hayes An address .Rev. George J. Mingins Solo, "When First We Met".Strehtzki Miss Ella Ward. Conferring degrees, L. D. Broughton, M.D., President of the College Song, "Answer,".Miss Edith Mason Address to graduates.Prof. R. A. Gunn Violin solo.Master Burtie Hayes Valedictory address.Joseph.M. Ellis After this the class, the members of the faculty and their wives, and Miss Mason feasted at Morrow and Day’s. AN INSURANCE SWINDLE. Collecting Money for Premiums Without Authority. A peculiar case of insurance swindling came up before Recorder McDonough in Hoboken this morning. A young man named Frank H. Lovett, alias F. Direllt was arrested this morning for obtaining money by false pretences. The complaint was made by Timothy Murphy, of No. ^09 Willow avenue, who said that he had given Lovitt 87 to insure his life for 81,000. A receipt was given. The money had not been handed over to Louis Stein, the authorized agent of the Hartford Insur ance Company in Hoboken. Several other charges will be brought against the man, who was caught while canvassing this morning. The case is likely to prove difficult tech nically. Lovitt says that he was author ized by Mr. Stein to act as a sub agent for him, and that he would wait thirty days for the money collected in premiums. Mr. Stein denies the sub agency. _ ENDORSING POSTMASTERS. Action of the Republican County Com mittee Last Nlgllt. The Executive Committee of the Repub lican County Committee met last night at Franklin Hall. The meeting was harmonious in every respect and when Gilbert Collins, chairman of the committee, stated that the principal business to transact was to receive the recommendations of the County Committee on Appoint ments and act on them no one objected. The committee then unani mously endorsed Theodore Buttenbaum for Postmaster at Union Hill; E. F. Gardener, of the Bayonne rimes, Post master at Bayonne, and Frederick Bow man for his asssstant. and Angus Neilson for Postmaster of the Pavonia Avenue Station. No other appointments were o/vnaitlnrofl EVA STL'IT AGAIN. This Time She Has a Man Arrested for Stealing Her Saloon Fixtures. While Chief Donovan was passing the Hoboken Savings Bank this morning he arrested a man and a woman whom he found fighting in the doorway. The man had decidedly the worst of it. The man wns Gerhard Klbers, of No. 91 Second avenue, New York, and the woman was the notorious Eva Stuff, who has figured so prominently in police court annals within the present week. When she arrived at the station she accused Elbers of having swindled her out of #400. She said that she had bought his place, No. 132 Hudson street, where she was sold out by the Sheriff. She claims that after she had left the prisoner had taken the fixtures over to New York, and that he had no title or right to them. They are held. _ Rockets Filled the Air. F. Sandwald’s Palisade Bazaar, on Pali sude avenue, caught fire yesterday morn ing aud was damaged to the extent ot #1,500. The place was stocked with tire works aud the people in the neighborhood were treated to a premature Fourth of julv celebration. Adolph May, next door, lost his awning and a portion of a large show wiudow. The rockets all seemed to be pointed across the street and poured a fusilade of fire balls into Wult inauu’s grocery. ASET BACKFOR FEENEY. He Could Not Induce tlie Police Board to Change Captains About. BENSON AND KELLY JOIN HANDS. The Rest of the Work Done by the Board Was Purely of a Routine Character. There were indications at yesterday’* meeting of the Police Commissioners that things may not be as harmonious in the Board as might be desired. President Feeney introduced a resolution to transfer Captain McKaig from the Gregory street station to the Bergen Hall station, to change places with Captain Farrier* Commissioner Kelly moved to lay the resolution on the table. Mr. Benson seconded Mr. Kelly’s motion in a little speech in which he said that he was not sure that such a change was good for the service, and he wanted more time to look into the matter. Commissioner Kelly declared that those were his sentiments, too, and then Presi dent Feeney took the floor. He said that he offered the resolution solely for the good of the service, and for no other rea son whatever. Captain Farrier knows more about the police work of the Greg ory street station, and Captain McKaig is better posted on that of the Bergen Hail station, and although Captain Me* Kaig is an excellent police officer, he can, no doubt, do better work on the Hill. A TARDY MEETING. The motion to lay over was carried. The Board was two hours late in getting to work owing to the absence of Commis sioner Benson, whose many duties some what conflicted. It was rumored that he was in consultation with some fellow dominies in reference to a proposed sum mer revival to be inaugurated here this season, while it was more definitely stated that he was addressing one of the schools in his capacity of Director of the Board of Education. When the Board settled down to busi ness Clerk Robinson read an invitation to the Andrew Boyle excursion next Sun day and remarked that “there are only two tickets, Mr. President.” “For Benson and me,” remarked Mr. Feeney. The other tickets were after ward discovered. The June pay rolls amounting to $17, 973.17 were passed, and a report of Health Inspector Benjamin showing that he had received $404 during the past month and spent $403.03 was laid on the table. SOME TRANSFERS. Policeman John Beeler was transferred from the Grove street to the Webster avenue station, and Policeman Thomas Hopkins was sent from the Webster ave nue to the Grove street station. Police men Kavanaugh, of Gregory street sta tion. and Crawford, of the Bergen Hill station, exchanged places, and John Mc Dermott and Michael McDermott were made Acting Sergeants of the Danforth avenne and Webster avenue stations, re spectively. THE GAS CONTRACT. A long preamble and resolutions were introduced setting forth that as the ap propriation for lighting the streets was not sufficient to meet the lowest bid, and as the Legislature had passed a bill to remedy the difficulty the Board of Finance be requested to appropriate a sum suffl< cient to accept the bid of the United Ga$ Improvement Company and The NeW York and New Jersey Globe Gas Light Company, the lowest bidders, and that the Corporation Attorney draw up a con tract with those companies. THE Cl’TY’S HEALTH. Previous to the meeting the Commis sioners met as the Health Board, and received the reports of the Health In spector and the City Physician. The Inspector’s report shows that during the past month there were in the city six cases of diphtheria, ten of scarlet fevei and seven of measles. MEN OF PEACE. A Notable Gathering at Paris—Mrs. May. brick’s Ofl'ers of Marriage. London, June 30, 1889.—Advices from Paris state that the first informal session of the international conference of dele gates from legislative bodies in the inter ests of peace and international arbitration opened this morning. The conference is largely attended, and although the work of organization is ail that can be attempted today, the interest of those on the ground is apparent. This conference grows out of the efforts of a committee composed of Members of Par liament, several of whom visited the United States last year in behalf of the movement. As a result there is a large delegation from America, headed by Congressman Mason, of Chicago. Fifty members of the House of Commons represent England, aud delegates are present from the Parli aments of Australia, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Denmark. Humanitarians have long been antici pating this conference, and attach greatei importance to it than to an ordinary peace congress from the fact that it is com posed entirely of legislators who not only have influence in shaping the policy of their respective countries, but who also have a voice in making that policy. A despatch to the Chronicle from Berlin says that the Flensburg Kriegveretn will celebrate today the capture of Olsen and that Emperor William is expected to he present and attend the banquet of the veterans of Flensburg. It Is reported that on this aocount King Christian, of Denmark, will resign his Honorary col oneiship in the German army. The counsel of Mrs. Maybrick, the American woman awaiting trial at Liver pool for poisoning her husband, say that they have received seven letters from men who are willing to marry the ac cused woman in the event of her ac qUlLMM. One is from a Scotch clergyman, a man of high family. This instance recalls the case of Madeline Smith, the heroine of the famous Scotch poisoning case of 1868. She was acquitted and afterward mar ried a clergyman, and has had a happy life since. She received, it is said, twenty seven offers of marriage. Despatches from Dolugoa Bay state that the situation there is serious. The Por tuguese have destroyed a portion of the newly constructed railway and have fired upon the English engineers. The British Consulate is crowded with refugees, and the British interpreter connected with the Consulate has been arrested. The English residents demand his immediate release. __ The Weather Predictions. WASHINGTON, D. C. June 39, 1889 (Special forecast).-Fair, warmer weather may be expected in the Lower Lake region and the Ohio Valley Sunday Uifor Eastern New York and New Jer sey:—Light showers, stationary tempera ture, southerly winds. For Western New York:—Fair, slightly warmer, northeasterly winds. The Weather at Hartnett’s. inf,*-*.. MttP. M.Si! At* A.*.78 At 9 P. M.7* | At noon..........8* At Midnight.