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r. THE BIG JLAND SHIT. The Curries’ Lawyers Say That It Is a Rail road Move. HOW THEY MAKE IT OUT. The Dredging Company’s Bill Asks for a Partition of the Estate. The injunction proceedings, announced exclusively in The Jersey City News of last evening as having been begun on Wednesday by the Morris & Cumming Dredging Company against the Currie heirs for an interest In the lands extend ing into the New York Bay at Pamrapo and known as the property of the Point Breeze Ferry Company, is claimed by tne lawyers who represent the Curries as another presentation of the old farce of the monkey, the cat and the chestnuts with the Waverly and New York Bay Railroad and the Dredging Company in the principal roles. They contend that the suit was brought to influence the Commissioners appointed to condemn lands for a right of way through the Currie estate, who are now considering the matter at the Chancery Chambers. This is to be done, the counsel say. by showing that instead of depreciating the value of the Point Breeze tract and the adjoining terminal property, the passage of the Waverly and New York Bay Rail road through the estate will enhance the value of the property. In proof of this the railroad company’s representatives point to the fact that the Curries in the condemnatory proceedings have valued the Point Breeze tract at §1,200,000, while the Morris & Cumming Dredging Company in the suit just com menced maintain the property is worth §1,800,000. -tula uiuu^utuui- uv iur, vreeaen burgh in his argument this morning be fore the Commissioners. He first pointed out the fact that some of the testimony introduced showed that the Curries and other property owners adjoining the land sought by the railroad company as a right of way have recently sold several lots at prices far below those which they now claim for the property. The bill filed in chancerv yesterday by Dickinson, Thompson & Heaney for the Dredging Company is not for a permanent Injunction against the Curries, but to compel the Curries to transfer to the company its half of. the land reclaimed from the meudows. The argument will take place a week from next Monday. The Point Breeze Ferry Company was made a party to the suit because the Cur ries have sold their interest in the con tract to that comnany, and it has ac cepted all the conditions theCurries agreed to in the procrees of the work. The Curries own eighty of the hundred shares of stock in the Point Breeze Company. THE CITY STEPS IN To Protect Its Easements Against tlie New Waverly Road. Corporation Counsel Edwards appeared before the Commissioners to condemn the Currie lands for the right of way of the Waverly and New York Bay Rail road this morning. He has secured a stipulation that the city will be made a party to the con" demnatory proceedings on account of any claim the city may have for taxes against the property condemned. The railroad is not to be allowed to claim the extinction of the easements of the city or public to any of the streets or thoroughfares crossed by the railroad. Mr. Edwards says that but for its ap pearance in the proceedings, the city might suffer badly. The railroad might build abutments across the streets or claim that they are not compelled to build bridges over the streets; and if the city wants them it might have to build them itself. The streets affected by this ar rangement are Avenues C and D and Ocean avenue, in the Greenville district. CLEANED OUT THE CELLS. The Antics of a City Prisoner Who Had the Tremens. E. J. Jameson occupies a cell in the City Prison. He is suffering from what the Prison Keeper inelegantly calls the “jim-jams,” a complaint produced by an over indulgence in liquor. He was not a very vicious looking pa tient this morning, and was given the freedom of the stuffy corridor with the other prisoners. Jameson paced up and down the corridor for awhile, lie had paced about ten minutes when his com plaint began to affect him, and he acted as though he would have no objection to killing Iris fellow prisoners and then breaking down the City Hall. Albin Seaman, a demented German lad, was among Jameson’s fellow prisoners He was standing against one of the prison walls minding his own business, and did not appear to be interested in the other prisoners. Jameson saw Seaman and took a fancy to the poor demented boy. He picked up two tin pails, and pounded them viciously against the walls of the prison. This exercise did not please him, and he made a rush for young Sea man. He brandished the tin cups above his head,, and with a Jim-jam yelfpounced upon the demented boy. He pounded the lad upon the head and body with his tin weapons, screaming all the while with delight. The demented boy is durtb, and being unable to cry for assistance he made ef forts to escape from his crazy assailant. The noise of the struggle attracted the attention of “Jack.” He ran to the res cue but could do nothing with Jameson, who is a strong, burly fellow. The noise of the rumpus was heard above in Police Headquarters, and every one believed that the prisoners down stairs were engaged in an attempt to break jail. The screaming of the jim jam victim was heard in the street, and the cries of “Jack,” the Assistant Prison Keeper, mingled with Jameson’s screams. Captain McKaig finally ran down. He found Jameson belaboring the demented boy with his tin pail, and “Jack” was en deavoring to push the assailant away. The two dogs that inhabit the prison were snarling and , tugging at Jameson’s trousers and doing all In their power to help “Jack.” Captain McKaig grappled with the big man and managed to farce him into his cell. He is now being gwirded. Seaman, the demented boy, received a few scalp wounds, but was not seriously injured. The Saengerbund's Picnic. The Saengerbund will hold a family picnic in Little Sehuetaen Park, on Mon day, August 19. gWL-/a&Jc •■rt. j.^ - tMaiiAbataLi-'.fifrtfliir Bfcihiitrnrfii'rii fir’i fiifftirltfi liftt NO GRADING NEEDED. The Pennsylvania Railroad’s Tres tle Will Be Raised. Chief Engineer Brooks, of the Pennsyl vania Railroad, called upon Mayor Cleve land at his office yesterday afternoon and the two gentlemen were in conference for some time. This morning I asked the Mayor why Mr. Brooks called upon him and he said:— THE TRESTLE TO BE RAISED. “Because I sent for him. I wanted to know whether the company hod adopted any plan for the elevation of their tracks by which the original plan of grading down the street crossings would be avoided. He said that the company had not adopted the plan I suggested in my veto message of making a break in their trestle work and putting a bridge over the top, so as to give the necessary head room, but that they had accomplished the object in a way more satisfactory to the company and which he thought would be equally satisfactory to me. “The company has decided to raise the entire work from Varick street two feet, whichwill give at all the street crossings thirteen feet head room and admit a load as high as could get across the ferry. It would also be higher than the present gates will permit. I acknowledged that this plan would meet my objections reasonably so far as the head room is con cerned. “This will avoid the grading down of Varick street, Jersey avenue, Barrow street and Grove street, as was before in tended by the company. At Jersey ave nue the original plan was to start back 150 feet from the track and slope the street down to get under the elevated structure and to slope 100 feet northward. This would have greatly damaged the prop erty for 250 feet on Jersey avenue, for which the company did not propose to pay the property ownerB. The other streets were to be similarly damaged. A GRAVE QUESTION. “After reading over the contract en tered into between the company and the city, I am satisfied that a very grave question exists. The damage having been done, the question that would arise would be, who ought to pay for it, and, under the contract, I think the company would claim that, if any one was bound to pay,it must be the city. Because the city had contracted with the company to permit this grading down to be done. “I need not elaborate upon the sugges tion. Any lawyer will understand it at once. But outside of the question of pri vate damage, the city itself would have been disfigured and injured as a city. All that is avoided by the present plan. “There is a question in my mind whether the company has, in fact, any contract at all with the city. But my in terview with Mr. Broaks related only to the change of plan for elevating the tracks.” __ HARMONY IN THE CHOIR. They Say That the Little Ureeze in the Linden Avenue Church Has Subsided. The new choir of the Linden Avenue Church made its debut last Sunday, and the musical critics of the society have been discussing it vigorously ever since. The general opinion is favorable, and the more sanguine declare that not only has harmony been secured musically, but also spiritually, and they point to the fact that Mr. Alexander Armstrong is a member of the new choir, as a basis for their belief. It will be remembered that when the new $2,000-organ was found to require more muscle for its manipulation thnn was possessed by Miss Armstrong, the former organist—In spite of her name— her friends vigorously resisted all efforts to depose her. A serious division of sen timent was threatened, but by the efforts of Pastor Keifer and others a treaty of peace was made. The present organist is Mr. K, McPher son, a performer of considerable merit. He also leads the choir, now a double quartette, made up as follows:—Sopranos, Mrs. La Rue, Miss Robinson; contraltos, Miss Keifer and Miss Meyling; tenors, William Hahn, Alexander Armstrong; bassos, G. W. Kempton, Edward McIn tyre. Mr. Hahn was the leader of the old choir, and Mr. Armstrong is a brother of Miss Armstrong, the deposed organist. A statement was made to me, however, last evening that Mr. Armstrong had de dared that he would not train with the new choir, but I was assured by one who claimed to speak by authority, that he would. Mr. McPherson has hardly got his new choir in working order yet. Last Sunday’s success, however, has emboldened them, and they will immediately take up some more pretentious music, and before winter sets in the leader confidently expects to have one of the best choirs in the city. I saw Mr. Hahn, and asked him if the change in organists had raised any dis sensions in the church or had caused uny one to leave. He told me in a manuer o.ileulnfiul insnirft r hfilifif in his sin_ cerity, that there never was any serious dissension. __ The Tramp Stole a Watch. Michael O’Brien, of Pittsburg, Pa., was committed for trial this morning by Jus tice Wanser on a charge of entering and larceny preferred by Michael Connelly, a saloonlst, of No. (S91 Newark avenue. O’Brien called at Connelly’s house and asked for something to eat as he was starving. While food was being prepared for him he stole a watch from The pocket of Connelly’s vest which was hanging near by and made off with it. Rounds man Edwai-ds found him on Newark ave nue. The property was recovered. Fruit Stealers Admonished. Albert Zabriskie, No. 09 Newark avenue; William Davis, No. 97 Cottage street; Reuben Fluey, No. 114)4 Cottage street, and Charles and William Schue hart, No. 113 Cottage street, were arrested yesterday ou complaint of John F. Lean, of No. 178 Magnolia street, for breaking trees and stealing fruit from the Christ Hospital’s grounds. Justice Wanser severely reprimanded them in court this morning and let them go. Not a Neighborly Call. Cornelius Bush, of No. 18 Colden street, was held this morning by Justice Stilsing for assaulting Christian Beyersdorf, of the same house. Beyersdorf says that Bush came into his apartments lust evenlDg while under the influence of liquor und cut open his head with a beer glass. He's the Brother of a Baron. Gustav Weisse, a native of Germany and the brother of a German baron, was naturalized this morn ing. Judge Weed was his sponsor Weisse is going to Germany tomorrow, and he feared to do so if not a citizen of this country, because of the military law. The Concert Last Night. The weather would not permit the Tabernacle Band to give their concert last night. If the skies are in more propitious I mo d the concert may take place to I night. Janitor Pat. Maloney, of Ho boken, Executes Some Absurd Documents. HE IS PROBABLY IRRESPONSIBLE. His Crazy Plans for Buying Steam Yachts and Pianos. Hoboken has another sensation. Pat rick Maloney, janitor of the City HaU, was arrested last evening for forgery. When Councilman Timothy Kelly called at the City Hall for his salary war rant- yesterday morning the warrant could not be ffli§tid. It had been signed only by the Mayor. The signatures of the City Clerk, Comptroller and City Treasurer had not been affixed. The City Clerk notified the First Na tional Bank. Just before the bank closed Janitor Maloney stepped up to Cashier Goodspeed and said:—“Billy, is that good?” presenting the missing warrant. The cashier promptly said:—“No.” The names of City Clerk McDermott, and ComptroUer Kauffmann had been signed in a scrawling hand with no at tempt to imitate the signatures of those officials. Across the face had been stamped in red ink the name of the City Treasurer in block letters. The warrant was endorsed with the name of Timothy Kelly in the same way as the names of the City Clerk and Comptroller had been filled in. The City Clerk was notified. Maloney had been a member of the Coun cil for five years and resigned two months ago to accept the appointment as janitor. ANOTHER QUEER FORGERY. It was just at the closing hour of the 'Second National Bank when Cashier Schofield was handed a check that had been sent through the Nassau National Bank, of New York, for collection. The cashier smiled at the grotesque effort at forgery and regarded it ns the work of a practical joker. It was a warrant on the Poor Fund for $100. One of the old fashioned blanks had been used. This was filled out in a wretched, shaky hand under date of July 30. It was made in favor of E. Hachmann for groceries, and the signatures of the City Clerk, Comptroller and the endorsement of Hachmann were all iu the same style. This warrant was given to Messrs. Pearce & Jones, dealers in electrical sup plies in New York. This firm has col lected many bills from the city, and the worthlessness of the warrant was so pal pable that it is astonishing that the firm accepted or deposited it. Maloney owes the firm the amount. It accommodated uiiii mtutuuuu vyueu xic nun u mcuiucx of the Council. Cashier Schofield carried this warrant to Mayor Grassmonn. The Corporation Attorney, Chief Donovan and City Clerk McDermott were called. It was evident that it was Maloney’s work and he was summoned. He did not deny that he had used the warrants. He said that his brother, who assists him, found the war rants, and supposing them to be worth less threw them into the waste paper bas ket. The janitor said he thought it no harm to use them. MALONEY ARRESTED. His explanation wus not satisfactory and Mayor Grassmann ordered his arrest. He was taken before the Recorder and held in default of $2,000 bail. He passed the night in the Chief’s office in custody of an officer. The prevailing impression is that Ma loney is not responsible for the acts. It is thought he is demented. His actions have been somewhat erratic lately. A mania for fishing developed a few weeks ago and the eccentric way in which he ar ranged his hooks and line and baited the hooks caused other fishermen to smile. He went to Princess Bay with Special Officer Wright on one vacation, and the latter had to constantly watch Maloney, fearing that he would capsize the boat. Maloney built a boat and came near drowning. It was a frail, odd-looking af fair. in the shape of a hook. Maloney is not blessed with any super fluous cash, yet he has within a few days purchased a $350 yiano and was negotiat ing for a steum yacht, in which he had promised to take all his friends on a long voyage. He is married and has three small children. The poor fund warrant, it is supposed, was removed from an old book in the vault and the Councilman’s warrant was stolen from the safe. Maloney spent con siderable time in the City Clerk’s office. Meddling with Others' Houses. A man forced open the gate of Mrs Reynolds’ residence on Eleventh streetj Hoboken, at two o’clock this morning. He raised a basement window. Chance man McMahon was called and arrested him. The prisoner said he was seeking a place to sleep, and did not intend to steal anything. He gave his name as William Travers, and said he lived at No. 182 Eleventh street, Jersey City. When _•_i i.,,e_ -- ing he admitted that he did not now re side in Jersey city and is without a home. He was committed. Policeman Davin did not like the ap pearance and action of two young men who were loitering about the houses in the upper part of Hudson street last night. He took them in to pre vent them from doing any mischief. The prisoners registered as George Siever ding and Ferd. Sicverding. They claim to be silk weavers, and say that they have a home in Union Hill. Hoboken Motes. George Ahrens, of No. 143 Newark street, Hoboken, by misrepresentation, obtained *7.50 from Patrick Duffy Ahrens was arrested. He was solicitor for an insurance agent and has been be fore the Recorder on similar charges. Hoboken would derive a handsome revenue from street bands if the alleged musicians were compelled to pay a license £66. The receiving basin of Fifth and Wash ington streets, Hoboken, has given out. Many of the basins are choked. The wash of the storm did it. Albert Keller, of No. 291 York street, Jersey City, wns arrested in Hoboken yes terday for peddling without a license. He was warned and discharged. - PRETTY GLEN ISLAND. An Attractive Pleasure Resort on the Sound. There is no more attractive pleasure place to visit in this vicinity than Glen Island. It was a beautiful spot, admirably located on Long Island Sound, when Mr. Starin purchased it to convert it into a plensant spot for the people. With his customary enterprise he has expended a vast amount to improve and make its accommodations perfect. Hand some buildings were erected, comfortable 'bathing booths put up, and tho live smaller islands were united by pretty and strong bridges. The facilities for bathing and fishing are excellent. There is an abundance or beautiful walks and cool retreats, and there are the Zoo, concert pavilion and numerous other attractions. A superb dinner can be had in one building or a light luncheon at another, or one can go to Klein Deutschland and feast at the German Cottage. The sail, too, is de lightful, and a large fleet of boats enables one to leave and return at almost any hour of the dav or evening. This beautiful spot is euioyed more, perhaps, by those who have the benefit of a half holiday each week than any others. Tomorrow (Saturday) the boats will be crowded with those glad to receive fresh air, and it is but natural that they should go to;this island. Each Saturday thousands, glad to have this opportunity for recreation, avai. themselves of the opportunity offeredl The Island is a great breathing spot and good and wholesome air is abundant. Steamers leave Pier 18, N. R., foot Cort landt street, 8.45, 0.45, 10.45 a. m., 12.00 m. 1.30, 2.30, 3.30 p. m. Jewell’s wharf, Brooklyn, 9.00, 10.00.11.00 a. m., 12.15, 1.45, 2.45, 3.45 p. m. Thirty-second street, East River, 0.30, 10.30, 11.30 a. in., 12.45, 2.15, 3.15, 4.15, 5.15 p. m. Returning, leave Glen Island almost hourly until 8 p. m. Eight boats and half hourly trips Sun days. Excursion tickets, forty cents. A QUESTION* OF POLICY. •Shall the New Committee Send Delegates to the State Convention? The Advisory Committee of the new County Committee is meeting this after, noon to prepare things for this evening’s meeting of the General Committee. The committee has received a draft of the address which is soon to be precipitated upon the anxious public. Efforts to secure a copy of the paper in advance of its presentation to the Com mittee this evening were unavailing, but it is said by those who have sgen it that it makes dignified demand for honest primaries, square conventions, and.ballot reform. It is said rather to commit the Committee to the advocacy of the Aus tralian system, and that it also denounces the Assemblymen and the Senator for voting fat places under the character to themselves while in the Legislature last winter. The committee are also considering the advice they should give the new commit ee on the question of seeking admission to the State Convention. The sentiment of the General Committee is largely in favor of sending delegates there, but sev eral members of the Advisory Commit tee say that it would be a foolish move. “ Send men down there, and have them kicked out,” was the form of comment. “Why, what could more surely weaken our influence in the county fight that we are especially interested in?" “And, then,” added another, “we don’t want to be forced into antagonism with the State Convention. We propose to be for the nominee of that convention. "We can be for him with more good feel ing if we keep away from there than we could if we were to go there and get sent home again.” The question of sending delegates to the State Convention will be the ciiief ques tion to be discussed at the new commit tee’s meeting this evening. -. OULLlYABiS ttUUD BID. The Big Slugger Attracts a Crowd to the Pennsylvania Station. For one hour and fifteen minutes last evening Jersey City held within its limits the burly, muscular form of the champion of champion sluggers, John L. Sullivan. Accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Childs, of Mississippi; Detective Sergeant Adams, of New York; Landlord Clune, °f the Vanderbilt Hotel, New York; his trainer, William Muldoon, and one or two other intimates, the Big Fellow en tered the Pennsylvania Railroad station at half-past five o’clock. The depot at that time was crowded with clerks and business men returning from their business in New York to their homes along the road and as soon as Sul livan’s presence became known he was surrounded by a throng, all anxious to obtain a look at the champion. As the train which the party intended to take South did not leave the station until 0:45 o’clock, Sullivun was taken into the private office of Detective Peter Morris to avoid the crowd. The throng, however, surged about the office until the Southern train departed. The champion slugger appeared in good health and spirits. His mustache has grown considerably since his fight with Kilrain and liides to some extent the brutal outlines of his mouth. He was rather taciturn and had but little to say except to his friends. Just as the train was about to leave the station, Sullivan, Adams, Childs aud Clune hoarded a sleeping-car, and after a hasty farewell to Muldoon and the others, the great pugilist started to face the out raged justice of Mississippi. RAILWAY MEN CHOWDER. The Man led Men Knocked the Single Out at the Bat. The members of the Jersey City and Bergen Railway Employees’ Mutual Aid Society had a great time at their chowder party in Salter’s Grove yesterday. It rained, and there were several accidents; but rain can’t destroy the appetite, nor dampen the natural propensity for enjoy, meut of men who huudle the > brake and collect fares in all sorts of weather. Con ductor Tom Fallen got choked with a big “cud ot Tuttl i rniHi, auu Harry Brown was struck in the eye with a batted ball and was obliged to have his face sewed up, but both were on the platform this morning. The game of baseball was played in mud uud water. The married men knocked the single men out to the tune of 11 to 10. Starter Sul livun aud William W. Britter pitched for the married men and John Lynch caught. C. Beatie aud Johu Fallon were the single men’s battery. Another party will soon be made up and two decorated cars will convey it to the grove. Got His Fingers Crushed. John Mullins, of No. 95Pavonia avenue, a brakeman in the employment of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Rail road, in some way got-his left hand under a car wheel in the yards, yesterday after noon, aud at that juncture the train moved, and the hand was crushed, sever ing the second and third fingers. He is resting in St. Francis’ Hospital. A Blow with a Crow Bar. Cona Frafo, a New York Italian was held in bail this morning by Justice Stil sing on a charge of atrocious assault and battery on Owen Ruddick. Both men worked on the steamship wharf at the foot of Pavonia avenue, and quarrelled yesterday over some drinking water, dur ing which, Ruddick alleges. Frofo struck him on.the head with a crow bar. Ending a Big Drunk. William Cunningham, of No. 744 Jersey avenue, was taken to the City Hospital this morning to be treated for delirium tremens. It required the assistance of two stalwart Second precinct policemen to land him safely at the hospital. Phueuix B. and L. A. The Phoenix Building and Loan Asso ciation met at Bergen Hall last evening, i Dues and Interest money were collected amounting to 14,509. The Phcenix is I booming along. DRUMMERS_MH) FIFERS. The Great and Gaudy Com petitive Drill at Cale donian Park. HOBOKEN GOT THE PITCHER. Wizard Blauvelt Got Glory, and Everybody Had a Good Time. A young man approached me mys. teriously at Caledonian Park last evening and whispered that the events of the day had Irresistibly developed a poem in his brain and if he didn’t unload it on some body pretty soon it would blow the roof of his head off. I accompanied him to a comer and heard the first stanza, as fol lows:— Exceedingly blue At the first casual view Did things look for the Van Houten lifers. But they streaked that pavilion With rosy Vermillion, And the profits aren’t written In cyphers. At this point I escaped hastily, but mature reflection convinced me that the young man was a realist of a high order. Yes, it did look exceedingly blue at first. Caledonian Park never wore a more dreary aspect than it did in the early part of last evening. The grounds were thoroughly saturated by the recent rains; the seats were soaking wet, and the lights of the immense pavilion struggled with a foggy atmosphere. A great black cloud hung over the eastern sky and threatened to burst at any moment. A few discon certed committeemen looked blankly at each other and agreed there would not be a corporal’s guard at the competition drill and picnic of the Van Houten Fife and Drum Corps, which had been so thor oughly advertised, and, but for the rain, promised to be such (1 grand affair. An elaborate sUver pitcher and eup and a handsome silver cake basket exposed to view upon the judges’ stand looked awfully lonely and the bartender said that he felt like a peeled carrot—ready to be dumped into the soup. AH, THIS LOOKS BETTER. Such was the picture that met my gaze in the eariy part of the evening. Before ten o’clock another picture was presented. The pavilion swarmed with pretty maid ens and comely matrons, and what seemed to be a whole regiment of hand somely uniformed men. Tall and elegant drum majors, garnished with brilliant trappings, stalked along with military strut and were the cynosure of hundreds of admiring bright eyes. Representa tives of fancy drilling organizations in blue cloth and gold lace moved among the red, white and gut crested musicians and lent additional glory to the scene. The Van Houtens themselves looked “immense,” and the Hoboken Independ ents, Major George Durstewitz, the best drilled life and drum corps in the State, drew enthusiastic plaudits from the throng. It carried the silver pitcher home for outdrilling the DeWitt CUnton Corps, of Brooklvn, Major William Arnis perger; but the latter took the cake basket for best playing. The DeWitt Clintons were also the best dressed. They wore white cassocks trimmed with red satin and gilt. Their manoeuvres were more intricate than their competitors’, but were not executed with the precision which characterized the motions of the Hoboken boys. Both went through a series of move ments, including the formation of stars, crosses, double crosses, triangles, squares and anchors, in a manner that drew forth compliments from Captain L. H. Marinus, of the Canton! Jersey City, Patriarchs Militant, I. O. O. F., who acted as judge of drilling, and who was accompanied by Ensign J. W. Kull and Chevaliers Brown and Johnson, in full uniform. The Kear ney Post Corps and a remnant of the Carl stndt Corps also made a good showing. THE INCOMPARABLE BLAUVELT. But It remained for the Vun Houtens to cap the climax, or rather, their drum major. They did not compete for the prizes. They were drawn up in line before the judges’ stand. Drum Major F. B. Blauvelt stood a few paces in front. The corps played while he cave a daz zling exhibition of what can be accom pUshed with a baton. He twirled it with lightning-like rapidity around his right hand, then around his left; It twirled around Ills neck, then around his waist; under first one leg and then another; then around his hands again. He hurled it to the roof several times, caught it aud sent the gilded rod spinning uround his body so fast as to look like electric flashes. It was Ajax defying the lightning. Truly, Drum Major Blauvelt is “The Wizard of the Baton.” The competitive drill was a great suc cess, notwithstanding the absence of so many corps invited. MANY GUESTS. The dance was also an exceedingly pleasant affair; nearly five hundred couples participated in the grand march. Floor manager Thomas Chambers, with Miss Lizzie Delo, leading. They were fol lowed by Assistant Floor Manager Charles Faber with Miss Dougherty. Others .in |the march aud among the spectators were Commander Newton, oergcuuiriuiijvu xuam:u, gcuiUi- Y iw vuiu mander Peter Kuntz, Past Commander Limpsey, Past Commander Zabriskie, and Comrades William H. Black, H. S. Reber (spell it from either end) H. Kurchner, ami James Pattou, of (the Van Houten Post, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ward, Mr. and Mrs, Charles E. Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. David Blauvelt, Mr. Martin Wheeler, Mr. Lowensteln, Miss Doch meyer, M. Lowensteln, H. Lockwood, Richard Kllitt, Ed. Tracy, Miss O’Keefe. William Kelly, Miss Maggie Shure, David Delaney, Clarence Sleggel, Thomas Ward, Miss Katie Ward. Mr. William Mess giller, Miss Lydn Dohmeyer, Mr. William Brede, Miss Rosie Bundy, George Brem ner, Miss Bertha Herbst, Miss Lizzie Mc Nulty, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Car roll, Chauucey Green, of the Tenth N. Y. Regiment, Fred Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Ramsey, Benjamiu C. Dohmeyer. G. Fraser, of Post No. 3; William Tristram, John Creach, M. Schlessiuger, M. Stevens, Mr. Frank Cole, M. Gorman.I Mr. Nugent, Miss Kearns, Prof. Davis, Joseph Caketrede, Fred. Freund, Miss Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. S. Lockwood, Mr. and Mrs. C. Carroll, Mr. Murray, Miss E. Carroll, John Willehelm, Miss Ella Wilson, Miss Louisa Flood, Harry Robinson. Miss Florence Flood, Thomas Martel, William Thompkins, Gus. Leiber, William Fer guson, A. Churlis, Ernest McCauslund (the champion flutist of the corps), Miss Davis, Mr. aud Mrs. Henry Scluiart, Wil liam Cunningham, Miss Walsh, Mr. Ed ward Sharkey, Miss Sharkey, Miss Mamie Teunie, Henry Snyder, Edwnrd Van Nest, Miss Jenuie A. Thomas, Edward Thorp, Sydney O’Donnell, Freeholder Nugent aud “Pop" Barkee (of the Fourth Regi ment). Looking for Water* Albin F, Seaman, a Swede, of No. 65 Morris street, was held by Justice Stil sing this morning for examination as to his sanity. Robert Rose, of No. 341 Eighth street, found him last evening on the second floor of his house. Sea man appeared dazed and told Mr. Ross that he was looking for a drink of water and thought that he was in his own house. It is thought that Seaman is insane. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR. Second Annual Convention of the Hudson County Onion. In Hedding Methodist Church last night the second annual convention of the Hudson County Christian Endeavor Union was held. There are eighteen churches that belong to the Union, and when the roll was caUed Trinity Baptist Church was the only one not represented. The inclement weather had no effect on the ardor of the Christian w orkers and their friends. The church was well filled when hymn No. IfiO was sung and then the Rev. Thomas Houston offered prayer. He also read the Scriptures after the choir had sung another hymn. President Morrison delivered an ad dress to the Union, in which he spoke of the great work to be done and the good that has already been accomplished. He said that the Union was increasing in strength daily, and that too much praise could not be given the members. He thanked the delegates for their presence. The address was brief and was followed by a solo by Howard Q. Long and then the Rev. H. E. Cronin made some re marks. Mr. Cronin is pastor of a church in Mis souri, but much of his time is engaged in doing Sunday school and missionary work. He said he was especially pleased with the results of the labors of the mem bers during the present year, and heartily congratulated them. He particularly cautioned the Union that it must remember the work entered on had but begun, and that because of early success the members must not relax their vigilance and exertions. The Itev. Thomas Houston sang a solo when Mr. Cronin had resumed his seat, and then President Morrison announced that the time had arrived to transact business and elect officers. There was no opposition to the candi dates, and George T. Whyte, of the Tabernacle was elected president. Dur ing the past year he was' vice president. Mr. Morrison was solicited some weeks ago to serve another term, but owing to the time required by his business he was compelled to decline the honor. Edgar T. Corfield, of Madison Avenue Baptist Church, was re-elected secretary, ana the honor of being treasurer was con ferred on John Coleman, of the Bergen Reformed Church. Miss A. Benson could have been unanimously elected, but she declined to serve longer. Secretary Edgar T. Corfleld’s report showed the following:— The total number of active members is 1,050; associates, 370; honorary members, 190. Over sixty-five per cent, of the whole number are active members. me society wiucu raiseu wie must money during the first six months was the Bergen Baptist, $170; second six months. Tabernacle, $200,10. Number of members who joined church through the instrumentality of the Union, 178; associate members who be came active members, S>8. The union gained eleven societies dur ing the year—a membershi pof 700. Business was concluded with the re marks made by the newly elected offi cers in which the members were thanked for the expression of confidence. The president announced that the delegates would unite in singing a hymn. This was followed by the Miz pah benediction and the convention was declared adjourned. The churches represented were:— Tabernacle, Summit Avenue Bap tist, Westminster Presbyterian, Ber gen Baptist, Greenville Reform ed, First Presbyterntn;—of Jersey City Heights; Wfcverly Congregational, South Bergen Reformed. Claremont Pres byterian. North Baptist, Bergen Avenue Reformed, First Baptist, Jersey City; West Hoboken Baptist and Heddlng Methodist _ Tilt; DUNN-D0N0VAN FEUD. It Began with the Children and Ended with Their Sires. John Donovan and Morris Dunn, both of No. 173 Tenth street, were arraigned before Justice Stilsing this morning for fighting on the street. Donovan looked pale and weak and had two long gashes on his head. Dunn also looked exhausted and had his face and forehead ornamented with plasters. Policeman Fitzhenry testified that a boy summoned him to the house occupied by the prisoners with the information that a man had been murdered there. The po liceman found Donovan lying on the floor, covered with blood aud seemingly uncon scious. He also found Dunn bleeding from his wounds. He learned from the neighbors that the Dunn and the Donovan children had quar relled in the afternoon, and when the older sons came home from work in the evening they took up the quarrel and the old gentlemen continued It in the evening with the above result. The policeman arrested each on the complaint of the other. This morning both men refused to make any complaint, but Justice Stilsing held them until to morrow morninir, when he will endeavor to ascertain who is responsible for the light. Donovan says that Dunn’s son John inflicted the wounds on his head with a bale stick. _ Wine in the Clubrooms. The question of wine in the ciubrooms is not finally settled yet. Judge Lippin cott. in a suit brought by the Newark Excise Board against the Essex Club, recently decided thnt the club was not required by the high license law to take out a license. Corporation Counsel Coult, of Newark, gives notice that the city will appeal from the decision, and he believes the decision will be reversed. The effect of this interpretatron of tiie law, he said, would be to encourage the formation of so-called clubs to evade the License law. Several bona fide social clubs have already paid the license fee under the law of 1888. Mr. Coult said he could not understand why the tTnited States Government could enforce the col lection of license fees for the retail of liquor by clubs, and the city should be un able to do likewise. The City’s Salt Will Be Pressed. Corporation Counsel Edwards said this morning that the suits, instituted by the city to determine whether the corpora tion or the Lehigh Valley Kail road Company owned the lands in the South Cove would be pressed for trile by him at the next term of the Supreme Court. Mr. Edwards said also that it would be for the best interest of the city to have the ownership of this land speedily settled. Mrs. Maybrlck’s Ordeal. By Cable to the United Press. Liverpool, August 2, 1889. — Several medical experts testified at the trial of Mrs. Maybrick today that they believed Maybrick’s death was caused by arsenic. The physiciams who conducted the post mortem examination deposed that Maybrick died from the effects of an irritant poison, but the condition of the organs did not neces sarily indicate that the poison was ar senic. _^_ Special Services lu St. Francis'. Special serulces are being held in St. Francis’ Hospital today. Those services a held once a year, and are for the benefit of the sick. Pleneary indulgences were also grouted. PASTOR BRUCE S CHURCH Tlie Corner Stone Was Laid in Greenville Yesterday. CLERICAL NEIGHBORS HELPED. A Glance at the Church’s History-* Memorial Windows. The corner stone of the new Greenvtlli* Reformed Church was laid yesterday afternoon in the presence of quite a largo number of people, who were obliged to stand beneath umbrellas during the en tire ceremony. Pastor W. P. Brace offi ciated. He was assisted by the Rev. A. A- Za_ briskie, of the Free Church, Grand street, the Rev. W. R. Beiffer, of the Linden Avenue Methodist Episcopal, and the Rev. W. W. Knox, of the Bayonne Re formed. Letters regretting their inability to he present were received from the Rev Alexander H. Young, the first pastor of the church; the Rev. P. J. Packman, the second pastor; the Rev. Cornelius Brett, of the Bergen Reformed; the Rev. P. D. Van Cleef, of the Wayne Street Re formed; the Rev. G. R. Garrettson, of tho Claremont Presbyterian; the Rev. C. D. Chapman, of the Grace Protestant Epis copal, and the Rev. W. D. Grant, of the South Bergen. The singing was under the auspices of the Christian Endeavor Society. The box containing the old relics taken from the corner stone of the structure, with recent acquisitions, was deposited in the new stone by Pastor Bruce. The address, which was to have been delivered by Pastor Bruce, will be made at the regu lar church prayer meeting, to be held at the residence of Mr. Thomas Reid thin evening. HISTORY OF THE CHURCH. The church was organized in 1871, eighteen years ago, with Alexander H. Young as pastor, and with thirty-four members on the roll Mr. Young was pastor for ten years, and under his pastor ate the chapel at the corner of Ocean and Danforth avenues was built, at & cost of (5,330. The Rev. P. J. Packman was pastor from 1883 to 1887. The present pastor, the Rev. W. P. Bruce, has officiated two years. Tho present memoersmp is am. in ouuuarv, 1889, the Consistory of the church, resolved that it was time to build a new church, and at a meeting held. January 14, it was Unanimously decided to ratify the decision of the Consistory. Oa May 2 a congregational meeting was held for the purpose of examining the plana and specifications submitted by Architect H. C. Palmer. Mr. John A. Lane signed the contract for the completion of the church for the sum of $22,500.97. This did not include heating, lighting or pews. The total cost will amount to $28,000. The edifice will be of light Cailabaugh birch, with terra cotta and blue stone trimming. The auditorium will be 52x72 feet. The seats will be arranged In a semi-circle-amphitheatre style, and will accommodate 700 people. MEMOIIIAL WINDOWS SELECTED. Several windows on the Danforth ave nue side haVe already been selected by prominent members of the church for memorials to deceased relatives who havo .been prominently identified with tha church society. In the new ohnrch will be a gallery, over the vestibule, between the two tow ers, with a seating capacity of 100. One of the towers will be 124 feet and the other 84 feet high. There will be three en trances on Ocean avenue and one on Dane forth avenue. The chapel is being enlarged, 37x30 feet, and will be utilized for Sunday school purposes. It will be ready for occupancy by October 1. In the meantime the con gregation will worship in the Young Men’s Christian Association rooms on Linden avenue. The new church will not be completed before the middle of next June. HE'S A DAPPER Y0UX6 CLERK. But the Firm He Worked for Save That He Stole Its Money. Edward R. Lander, a dapper young clerk of twenty years, who for the past six weeks has been living at No. 247>£ York street, was committed to the County Jail this morning to await the action of the New York authorities. Mr. Lander was a clerk for Max L. Young & Co., of No. 601 Broadway, New York, gnd among his other duties carried money to the bank. The firm claims that from time to time he extracted small sums from the amounts entrusted to him and falsified the book to cover up his alleged pilfer iugs. In the eariy part of June he absented himself from the store, saying that he was ill. During his absence the firm in vestigated matters and found as they allege that he had taken about $300. The firm procured a warrant for his ar rest from Police Justice Gorman, of New York, and an attempt was made to arrest him at Rutherford, where he was living while in Young & Co.’s employ. But he had left there and was finally'tracked to this city, when he was arrested by Detective McBride. Turkish War Preparations. fill Cable to the United Press. Constantinople, Augusta, 1889.—Tha Turkish Minister of War has ordered that 80.000 of the reserve troops be called out immediately. The government is purchasing uniforms and military stores in large quantities and largely increased gangs of workmen are pushing active preparations in the dockyards with feverish haste. The Shah at the Show. By Cable to the United Frees. Paris, August 2, 1889.—The Shah of Persia attended the performance of Cody’s Wild West show last night, and at its close expressed a desire to meet Buffalo Bill, whom he thanked for the admirable performance he had witnessed. Short Work Hours Fall. By Cable to the United Press. London, Augnst 2, 1889—The move ment recently Inaugurated in Manchester to compel employers to adopt a uniform short time system for employees has failed completely. Fair Weather By-and-By. Washington, D. C„ August 2, 1889.— For Eastern New York and New Jersey, light showers, followed by fair, slight chunges in temperature, westerly winds. For Western New York, light local show ers Friday, fair Saturday, slightly cooler Saturday morning, westerly winds. The Weather at Hartnett's. iStfi.. At 6 P. M.78 At 9 A. M.8U At 9 P. M.74 At noon...84 At midnight.70 i Son a SuoBDSaso Ulyix try uucnait’i Pxlu*