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President Bundy and His
Board of Directors Could
Not Agree.
A Strange Split in the New Build
ing and Loan Association.
The Summit Building and Loan Asso.
ciation has disbanded. It was organized
about six months ago with Henry
Bundy as president, Edward Noonan,
vice-president; Donald Macrae, secretary;
Paul Sury, treasurer, and Samuel D.
Haines, counsellor. George I. Burke, Jr.,
Nelson C. Decker, John G. Dunn, G. W.
Edward, C. S. Haines, R. H. Heasman,
Herman Kopf and Henry Lanterbach
were the Board of Directors.
The number of shares taken at the or
ganization was small—five hundred at
$200 a share, twenty-five cents per week
on each share, making the income per
week $125. The whole amount of money
paid into the association’s treasury is
about $2,500. There were sixty-four mem
“The trouble,” said Mr. R. H. Heas
man, one of the directors, is that the
president and the directors can’t get
along together, and there is no provision
in the constitution and by-laws for his re
moval. Some time ago a dispute arose in
reference to paying for a constitution and
by-laws, which had been ordered printed.
The president refused to sign a check
for the printer’s bill because, he said, the
by-laws, as revised, did not belong to the
association. He claimed they were gotten
up for a new series, and could not he paid
Xcr until the issue of a new scries of stock,
which was to have been done August 15.
The sections were voted upon separately,
and then unanimously adopted as a whole
at a special meeting of the association
11^,1 that nnrrmun ’>
“The president's rulings were arbitrary
in the extreme," said a member to me
this morning. “We had a clause in the
bylaws giving a member the right to
withdraw his shares after being u mem
ber six months, provided he gave thirty
days’ notice. A young man who sorely
needed his money wished to withdraw
and the association unanimously voted
its consent.
“The president, however, ruled that any
one who wished to withdraw his shares
had no right to do so until after he had
been a member six months; then thirty
days’ notice must be given. The young
man had been in live months when he
gave notice of withdrawing at the end of
the next month.
“The president would not even enter
tain the motion. We moved to suspend
tho rules for the evening, and carried tho
motion, and further moved that the
young man be paid his money inside of
two weeks from that night. That also
■was carried.
“The president declared the whole pro
ceedings out of order. I appealed from
his decision and was sustained by the fif
teen members present, including all the
officers but the president himself. He re
fused to sign the check. His signature is
necessary in order to draw money from
the bank.
“We held another meeting last Thurs
day evening. Our counsellor was present.
He decided that what we had done was
perfectly legal, and said the debt con
tracted for printing the by-laws was a
legal one. There were forty-three mem
bers present, and so there was no provis
ion made to declare the chair vacant, and
as the president had been elected to serve
for one year, it was deemed advisable to
disband and reorganize. The vote was
unanimous. The reorganizers will hold a
meeting next week. There is nothing
wrong about the finances. There have
been no moneys sold, consequently there
are as vet no profits. It is purely a mat
ter of disagreement between the president
and directors. The money paid in is safe
in the Second National Bank.”
“To show you tho disposition of the
man,” said another member of the associ
tion present, “let me tell you a little cir
cumstance. The president informed the
association that while it was in its infancy
it could meet in his office. No. 355 Summit
avenue, without paying rent. We met
there for the first three months. Then
we moved to No. 3(55, leaving the safe at
Sir. Bundy’s office.
“He recently sent a bill to the association
of *22.50. charging us *1.25 a night for
meeting in his office for three months,
and for six months’ storage of safe at
seventy-live cents per nignt.'
“These new by-laws,” said Mr. Bundy,
“when called upon for his views of the
matter, “were printed for the second
series, and the directors wanted
me to pay the mOnov out of the
first series: this could not be done law
fully, according to mv way of thinking,
and I am backed by the opinion of some
of the ablest lawyers in Jersey City.”
City Hospital Report.
Warden George O. Osborne, of the City
Hospital, has submitted the following re
port for the mouth of July:—Number of
patients remaining in bospitul July 1, 72;
number admitted during the month, 112;
total number treated, 184; number
of patients discharged during the mouth,
60; number discharged improved, 35;
number sent to the county institutions, 3;
number died during the month, 16; num
ber remaining in hospital August 1, 70:
number of ambulance calls 82; number of
medical dispensary coses, 101 ; number
of surgical dispensary cases, 172; number
of prescriptions filled, 663. Causes of
death:—Gangrene of foot, 1; abscess of
neck, 1; pistol shot wound in the head, 1;
railroad accidents, 3; phthsis, 2; inani
tion, S; senility, 1; acute rheumatism, 1;
heart disease, 2; uraemia coma, 1. Total,
16- .
A Heartless Woman.
From the Sporting Times.
“John,” was the monosyllable
■which floated down from the second
story window into the street, “is that
“Yesh, my dear."
“Do you want to go to bed?"
“Yesh, my dear."
“Well, sit there till a policeman
comes along and ask him to take you
to n hotel.”
And the window went down with a
bang. __
The Sham Age.
From the Evening Sun.
Ted—How is it that old fellow is
considered the best music teacher in
the city?
Ned—Because he charges more than
anybody else.
He Stands Now Between an Asylum and
a Prison.
He is insane and must go to the Lunatic
Asylum or he is a stupid forger and must
go to State Prison.
The action of the county officials will
settle these question1* regarding ex-Coun
cilman, now Janitor Patrick Maloney, of
He has been formally committed and is
now in the custody of the County Court.
He was consigned to the County Jail
yesterduy ns a forger, but the commit
ment was accompanied by an application
to County Physician Converse to examine
ttie accused to determine his mental con
The decision of Dr. Converse will settle
it. If he believes the patient is sane
Maloney will go to prison. If he is con
vinced that lie is not, then Maloney will
go to the asylum.
A fact that was not developed yester
day is that the rubber stamp or the City
Treasurer was a new one.
It had been made for the occasion. Yet
insane men are cunning in some respects,
but the fact that the stamp was made in
block letters and not to imitate the
Treasurer’s signature proves that it was
not a scoundrel with his wits about him
who had it made.
Maloney had ample opportunity to have
the Treasurer’s name copied. In fact he
has had chances to have all the signatures
of the city officers perfectly imitated on
The fact that Maloney declared himself
much pleased that he had been arrested,
as it would enable him to vindicate him
self, is in keeping with his past peculiar
The Mayor called a special meeting
last night and sent in a long com
munication in explaining the case.
He suggested a thorough enquiry,
and that Malone be suspended
and his wife appointed as janitress. The
Council accepted his suggestions. They
appointed Couucilmen Timken, Snyder
and Kelly as the Investigating Committee.
Came to Hobokeu to Take Poison.
Joseph Ulrich, forty-three years old,
living at No. 10 Jefferson street, Hobokem
tried to end his life this morning by tak"
ing a dose of "Rough on Rats.” Ho was
in the employ of Joseph Anders, and was
found in a stable in the rear of Mr.
Anders’ house, suffering from the
poison he hod taken. Police
man John Stanton was summoned, and
he placed the would-be suicide under ar
rest. Dr. Heifer visited the station house
and prescribed for Ulrich. The latter is
now out of danger and is the occupant of
a cell in the Hoboken Prison.
Ulrich came from Sacramento, Cal.,
about six weeks ago, and secured employ
ment with Mr. Anders to whom he is re
lated. He is a married man, but did not
live happily and sought refuge in
He was not satisfied there and he sought
another refuge, but Dr. Heifer prevented
him from reaching it, Ulrich would not
discuss the nature of his marital difficul
ties. _
Grocery Groggerles Must Close.
The Hoboken Innkeepers’ Association
met yesterday. It was decided to admit
no one to membership except Hoboken
saloon keepers. Several resolutions were
submitted, but no definite action was
taken. Among the resolutions was one
relating to the sale of “hard stuff” by
grocers who have not obtained a license.
>nly four in the city have secured
licenses and a hundred or two more have
not refrained from selling. The saloon
keepers pay a fee of 1250 annually and
they objected.
President Schlatter had a consultation
regarding the unlicensed grocers with
Mayor Grassman and Police Commis
sioner ICaufmann. The result was when
the policemen went out on night duty last
night they were instructed to arrest all
grocers violating the law, and directed to
require the grocers to close their places at
nine o’clock Sunday morning.
Hoboken Notes.
The Nonpareil Club is completing ar
rangements for a picnic this month.
Major Cook and Major Philibert have
returned after a delightful visit to the
Sea Girt Range.
Captain Boyle had the little darkies, the
mascots for the Scottish-American Ath
letic Club, photographed this morning in
fighting costume. They have been stars
at Boyle’s this week.
Any stranger who roams up in the dis
tricts patrolled by Special Policemen Koop
and McNamara is locked up as a suspic
ious character. Michael Fahey and John
Wilhelm, two Pennsylvania cigar makers
out of work, were arrested last night on
suspicion of being burglars. They were
Mary Dolan was given fifteen days in
the County Jail. She was drunk and dis
orderly lust night.
John Struck, a saloonkeeper at No. 186
Newark street, was sent to Jail this morn
ing. He partook of too much of his own
stuff and lost his head. He was arrested
a few days ago, but friends interceded.
They surrendered him today.
George L. Ahrens, the insurance beat,
was sent to jail today. His bondsman,
Ernest Milff, surrendered him yester
day. _|
He JrRSses l nrouKH cniunuiau x.u uouie
for Governor Lowry’s Realm.
Cincinnati, Ohio, August 3,1889.—John
L. Sullivan passed through this city last
night in charge of Deputy Sheriff L. F.
Chiles, of Mississippi.
Sullivan has made the statement that
he did not know that his light with Kil
rain would lake place in Mississippi until
such a late date that It was next to impos
sible for him to have the location of the
battleground changed.
That the Boston boy was sincere in the
statement is evidenced by un incident
that occurred in this city when he was on
his way to the South. Mr. .John Sullivun,
the saloon keeper, of this city, is a warm,
personal friend of the great pugilist, and
the latter was very desirous that his
namesake should witness his battle with
While the big fellow was stopping at
the Burnett House he hauded Mr. Sulli
van a card, on which was written “Flor
entine, La.” “There Is where the light
will come off,” said he, “and my only re
quest is that the matter be kept a secret.”
As the information in regard to the lo
cation of the battle ground had been im
parted to Mr. Sullivan under a strict
charge of secrecy, he did not make any
disclosure of what he hud learned until
yesterday. Mr. Sullivan states that he is
willing to make an affidavit in regard to
the matter, if he thought that it would
assist the big fellow in his trial.
Boston, August 3, 1889.—Mrs. Sullivan,
the venerable mother of John L., is com
pletely prostrated by the news of her
son’s arrest. She has been very ill for
some time, and efforts were made to hide
the facts from her, but by some means
the news reached her and caused a severe
S Louisville, Ky., August 3,1889.—John
L. Sullivan, in charge of Deputy Sheriff
Chiles, of Hines county, Miss., arrived in
this city at five o’clock this morning en
route to Jackson, Miss. He stopped off
here till the noon train on the Louisville
and Nashville, and was driven about
town by Major Ed Hughes, Chief of the
Fire Department, who was a bottle holder
at the Sulllvan-Kllrain mill.
McCarthy Whips Golden.
Paddy McCarthy, of Brooklyn, defeated
BUly Golden, of New York, in a seven
round prize fight near Jerome Park this
The Old Board’s Members Insist Upon
Being; Puid for the Full Time They
Served, and May Sue the City to Re
cover the Money—A Case that Prom"
ises Much Interest.
The prospect Is that the old Board of
Finance will fight the city for their sal
aries from the date of the appointment of
the new Board until the Mayor’s appoint
ees took possession of the office, under the
decision of the Supreme Court.
At the last meeting of the Board of Fi
nance a resolution was adopted ordering
warrants drawn to pay the members of
the old Board of Finance and Taxation
each the sum of 182.36 for salary from
April 1 to April 24, the date upon which
the new Board was organized.
Last evening Commissioner Joseph
Warren, of the old Board, met Mr. Datz,
his confrere in the Board, and turning to
him, said:—
“Do you know how much the Board of
Finance has resolved to pay us for our
salaries!” Mr. Datz replied that he did
“Well, I’ll tell you,” replied Mr. War
ren, “$30, and I for one am going to tight
for my rights.”
Mr. Warren, it is understood, bases his
claim upon the fact that he performed
the duties of the office until along in
July, when the decision of the Supreme
Court was rendered, and is entitled to his
salary as a de facto officer up to that
The new Board on the other hand
claim that the term of the old Commis
sioners ceased on April 25, when the pres
ent Board organized and made a demand
upon them for the books, papers and all
other property pertaining to the office.
I called on ex-Judge Seymour, who
was appointed Corporation Attorney by
the old Board, and asked him if he had
knowledge ot a determination on the
part of the old Board of Finance and
Tacation to fight the city for their salary
from April 24 to the time the new Board
took possession of the office.
Judge Seymour said that he had heard
no talk among them relative to any
action in the matter. The Boards would
wait until the decision of the Court of
Errors and Appeals reinstates them in
office, which, Mr. Seymour added by way
of pareuthesis, it will undoubtedly do.
The old Boards will then be in a position
to take some action in the mutter.
The suit which the old Commissioners
may institute may ruu iuuui vl uc
cisions bearing on the case. In the case
between Davis anil Stilsiug for salary as
Police Justice in this city some years ago,
the Court gave Davis the salary for the
time for which he managed to act, though
Stilsing was entitled to the office, and it
was given to him. In a more recent case
the courts held that claims passed by an
existing Board, thougli only de facto, will
be sustained by the courts. There is just
now no de facto Board that will pass the
claims of the old Commissioners.
Incidentally it was learned how the ex
penses attached to the legal combat be
tween the old and new Charter Boards
were settled. When it was decided to en
gage counsel to contest the legality of the
new charter, Finance Commissioners
Joseph Warren and John D. Frazer, by
the request of other interested gentlemen,
employed Collins & Corbin to represent
It was agreed that the expenses should
be evenly shared among the members of
the Finance Board and the Board of
Works. This agreement was kept, ex
cept so far as two gentlemen were con
cerned, and as soon as they pay their share
a statement of the expenditures will be
sent to each contributor.
The personal check of one of the gentle
men was some time ago sent to Collins &
Corbin to pay the amount due. The city
has thus far been put to no expense
through the contest, but ex-Corporution
Counsel Seymour said, this morning,
that when the case is finally decided the
Court may order each party to the suit to
pay a share.
President John Edelstein, of the new
Board of Finance, speaking of the matter,
said that every one, so tar as he knew,
connected with the case had been paid all
they were entitled to; that no clerk bad
been assessed, so far as he was aware, a
penny to pay the expenses.
Supervisor Butler Shows Why the Piece
Price System is a Failure.
I met Henry Ij. Butler, the Supervisor
of the State Prison, on a train coming to
this city last evening. He had been busy
all day on the business of awarding con
tracts under the piece price system.
“The contracts,” he said, “are given out
for four year terms. They are just about
expiring now. We advertised for new pro
posals for the prison labor and have re
ceived a number. We have power to
award contracts for not less than two nor
more than four years. The contractors
generally insist upon four year contracts,
being made.
“The piece price system, under which
the prison labor is let now, he went on,
“is as bad and bothersome as it can be for
this State. Under the old contruct sys
tem, all we had to do was to put the men
at work, and take our little fifty cents per
day per head. We had no responsibility
at all, except to preserve order. It made
no difference to us whether the men did
much work or little.
"The contractors may have driven the
men. Now tne State itself is obliged to
screw all out of them that it can get. So
that in that respect the net result is
about the same. In other respects the
result is a loss to the State. The
best we are able to average out
of the men now is forty
cents a day, and even that is not a sure
thing. As to the effect on labor in the
State—well, the prison Industry under the
piece price system, has already wiped out
the manufacture of brushes in the State,
and one form of prison labor must be just
as hurtful to the State as the other form
of it.
“The piece price system is a failure.”
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Firemen Want n Stilling Rod.
To complete the furnishing of Hook
and Ladder Company No. 4 truck house
a sliding rod is needed. Those who wish
to contribute toward the purchase of this
article can do so at Real Estate Agent
Euston’s office, on Ocean uyenue.
The Penitentiary Annex.
Today Warden Grimes took formal pos
session of the addition to the penitentiary,
and transferred all the male prisoners
there. The Colonel is happy in conse
quence. _ '
Union Summer Services.—Tlie Second Presba
teriun, Tabernacle, Wayue Street, Grand Street
and Park Reformed Churches will unite at the
Wayne Street Reformed Church, August 4 and
11. Preaching by the Rev. H. E. Cronin, of Mis
Trinity M. E. Church. York street, near War
ren. The Rev. John Crawford, pastor. Divine
service at half-past ten a. in. ana fifteen minutes
to eight p. m. At the morning service the
Holy Communion and reception of members.
Evening subject:—“An Excursion to Mt. Tabor,
in Palestine. __
Mr. Van Pelts’ natty white sloop will
sail today for the Pishing Banks with a
number of Greenville folks on board.
The Claims of the Morris & Cum
ming Company Answered.
The heirs of the Currie ; estate express
themselves as greatly surprised at the
suit brought against them by th e Morris
& Cumming Dredging Co., to restrain
the Curries from mortgaging or otherwise
disposing of the Point Breeze Ferry Com
pany’s property, worth <3,800,000, on the
New York Bay shore front, as set forth
in The Jehsey City News of Thurs
They say that up to ’the time the suit
was commenced they tpere on friendly
terms with Messrs. Morris and Cumming,
and were looking forward to an amicable
settlement of the situation.
I met Mr. Mungo J. Currie this after
noon, and in speaking of the matter he
said:—“Mr. James Gumming, on July 5,
called on William Currie, president of
the Point Breeze Ferry Company, and
said that his company had finished its
part of the contract and would like to
have a deed for its share of the property
according to the terms Of the agreement.
“On top of this Mr. Camming added the
company would like to have nn extension
for one year on the contract. Mr. Currie
replied that he would lay the application
before the directors of the company and
see what they had to say upon the mut
"Mr. Cumming wanted an answer the
next day, and accordingly the next day
Mr. Currie laid the application before
some of the directors, and they made up
their minds that the best thing that Mr.
Currie could do was send Mr. Cummings
a personal note, which he did on July 6.
This note said in substance that Mr.
Currie had consulted with the directors,
and they had directed him to ask Mr.
Cumming to put his request in writing so
that they could have it before them in a
business shape.
“After waiting fourteen days Messrs.
Morris & Cumming replied with a com
munication of somewhat sarcastic charac
ter, which said that according to Mr.
Currie’s suggestion they begged leave to
submit their proposition or request in
writing, and would ask that it be at once
considered in a business way. They also
earnestly requested an answer before
July 24.
“This gave us but four days, one of
which was Sunday, in which to call a
meeting of the directors, of which t wenty
four hours’ notice had to be given, to con
sider this important question and leturn
our answer.
"Accompanying this communication was
ft statement, in which Messrs. Morris &
-“O v“v suvw uuv
contracts of 1875 by the parties, the exten
sion in 1886, and the claim that both con
tracts had long ago been fulfilled and car
ried out by them.
“Now, at the time they wrote that they
were working as hard as they could, and
had been for some time previous thereto.
"The statement then went on to say
that if, in view of all the circumstances
and surroundings, the Point Breeze
Ferry Company should differ from the
Morris & Cumming Company as to
what conveyance or compensation the
latter was entitled1 to, the Morris
& Cumming Company de
manded an extension of time
for the completion of the contract for one
year from August 1, 1889, pending
negotiations. This was dated July 29,
“In reply to this the ferry company said
that it was unwilling to consider any
proposition based upon the presumption
on the part of the Morris &
Cumming Company that the latter had
completed the contracts. It also charged
that the Dredging Company had failed to
complete both contracts in the time fixed.
“The answer concluded thus:—‘We are,
however, both willing and anxious to
make an amicable arrangement with you
which shall fully recognize any pos
sible equities you may have
in the premises, and if you
will make a proposition without embar
rassing us with the assertion that you
consider your contracts fulfilled, we shall
be glad to entertain It. Should
this take the form of a request
for an extension of time please
state upon what terms you think it should
be granted. We suggest that a new con
tract, upon such just and equitable terms
as both parties may agree upon, be made.’
“Up to the time the suit was com
menced we were disposed to act entirely
in an amicable manner with the Morris &
Cumming Company and were waiting to
hear from them.”
The Howling Hog That Frightened the
Wits Out of the Court House People,
A sad-eyed dog with a severe attack of
cholera morbus or sewer gas did great
work yesterday afternoon.
He had the good fortune to be owned by
Mr. A. J. Nickles, of the Surrogate’s
office, and bad been carefully reured.
When walking through the Court House
grounds the symptoms of his illness be
came so pronounced that “Tiger” began
a howling serenade in front of the
Sheriff’s office.
This bad omen troubled Under Sheriff
McPhillips and he "shoved” Tiger away
in terror. The animal evidently believing
that satety could be obtained bebmd iron
bars sought the jail.
When he entered the office howling and
frothing at the mouth, Jailer Birdsall
jumped on top of a desk that is five feet
high, and Assistant Eltringham seized a
gun and climbed on a chair.
Deputy Keeper Edward Hanley was
quite rapid iu his flight to a window.
When all were thus made safe, if not
comfortable, a consultation of war was
held, and Tiger howled in derison.
Euch dared the other, and each said the
other was afraid. This lasted until
Keeper Hanley made a flank movement
and entered the room by means of the
door, armed with a club.
Tills settled doggy. The club fell on
his head and he became a dog angel. He
was removed to the cellar for the dead
animal man. __
A Point for Mrs. Maybrick.
By Cable to the United Press.
Liverpool, August y, 1689.—In the May
briek trlul todav, Dr. Stevenson testified
that all of May brick’s symptoms Indicated
the use of arsenic.
Maybrick’s nurse testified that when
the prisoner tried to persuade Maybrick
to take his medicine he objected on the
ground that the wrong medicine was be
ing offered to him. Witness testified that
no improper food or medicine was given
to Maybrick while she was attending him.
Mrs. Maybrick, she said, appeared to be
tender and considerate for her huBband.
A waiter at Flatmann’s Hotel identified
Mrs. Maybrick as having occupied a bed
room at the hotel with Brierley.
The prosecution in the Maybrick trial
closed its case today and Sir Charles Bus
sell opened for the defence fn a forcible
speech, wherein he said he would prove
that Maybrick had been a confirmed ar
senic taker for years.
Bitten by a Little Dog.
Dr. Hominel, of Bergen avenue, was
bitten iu the calf of his leg by a black and
tan dog yesterday ufternoon. He cauter
ized the wound, and applied to Justice
Wanser this morning for permission to
liuve the dog shot.
Nearly Killed Each Other.
John Donovan and Morris Dunn, who
took up a quarrel their children com
menced Thursday night and almost
killed each other, were both held for
trial this morning by Justice Stilsing.
The Great Tent Scene Between Bmtoi
Boyle and Caetlus Tierney—Who Shall
Be Freeholder and Who Assembly
man?— That Fanny Committee of
The liveliest contest for office that has
stirred np the Eighth district in many a
day is being waged now. It involves
Freeholders Boyle and Tierney and As
semblyman Farrell and Edward McDer
mott, an Ice dealer.
Tierney and Boyle are fast friends and
for two and a half years have been col
leagues in the Board of Freeholders.
Each wants to go there this fail for
another term, but under the new law
“one shall be taken and the other left.”
This is embarrassing to both men because
of their personal relations.
Some ttjw weeks ago Mr. Boyle and Mr.
Tierney held a conference. Boyle related
to Tierney a history of their friendship,
and 'Tierney reciprocated by a vivid
sketch of his affection for Boyle. 'The
lutter next dwelt on the comparatively
small importance attaching to the
office of Freeholder, and his
friend Tierney, who is honesty and
frankness personified, admitted this, but
intimated that the $1,200 a year salary,
that hereafter will be connected with the
office, might be handy to have in one’s
This, Mr. Boyle admitted, but with a
lingering fondness for his official position,
he dwelt at length on the
fact that as chairman of the
Committee on County Institutions
he ought to be returned because there are
$12,000 of doubtful requisitions unpaid
wnich in some manner must be cared for,
although he himself only gave out one of
Friend 'Tierney sympathetically told
him that it was too bad he had not re
ceived a better showing and sudly said he
did not have a single requisition. Each
sighed at this and then Mr. Boyle pro
posed that Mr. Tierney should go to the
. Tierney, with gratitude in his voice,
declined the honor, and proposed he
(Boyle) should take the honor. Mr. Boyle
thought he hod better not, and the discus
sion soon after ended.
Assemblyman Farrell heard of this con
ference and decided that no oue but him
.'juji niiuuiu tju iu mtr Lfjiisiiuuic umcsa
he could be a Freeholder, and Edward
McDermott interfered soon after and said
he proposed to represent the county as
one of the Fathers.
Boyle and Tierney claim that they con
trol the delegates, and that as they say,
so shall the delegates vote, and under ho
circumstances will it be Farrell for any
To finally settle tne question it was de
cided by the two friends that a committee
of three shall meet Tuesday, and decide
which of the two shall be punished by go
ing to the Assembly.
The chances for Mr. Boyle being this
poor victim are said to be excellent, for
Tierney absolutely controls seven of the
twelve delegates, and for that reason it is
believed that the committee will decide
as he desires, that he shall go to the Board
of Freeholders.
Those who know the politics of the dis
trict say that Farrell and McDermott
have not a ghost of a show unless the now
friendly contest between Boyle and Tier
ney results In ill-feeling.
This, Mr. Boyle assured me this morn
ing, would not happen, and he said that
the result of the labors of the committee
of three would be final, and accepted.
Why It Is better to be a member of the
Board of Freeholders than go to the State
Legislature Is best known to those who
have been Freeholders.
Pastor Bruce Comments on St. Paul’s
Words, Apropos of the New Church.
Pastor Bruce, of the Greenville Re
formed Church, Intended to make an
address at the laying of the corner stone
of the new church on Thursday, but
owing to the weather he postponed it
until last evening, when the parlors of
Mr. Thomas Held’s residence, No. 95 Dan
forth avenue, were comfortably filled by
a congregation anxious to hear what the
young pastor had to say.
At liis request a hymn was first sung,
and was followed by a prayer, offered by
Superintendent Brooks, of the Sunday
Pastor Bruce is a young man, smooth
shaven, and last night he wore on alpaca
coat. The most clerical part of his attire
was a little white tie. He has been pas
tor over the congregation for two years,
and is much liked.
The Rev. Mr. Young was expected to
be present last evening, but he tele
graphed that he could not come. Pastor
Bruce, referring to the corner stone laid
the day before, said;—“\Vrell does the
Apostle liken Jesus Christ to a stone!
We think of a stone as some hard sub
stance, but St. Paul intended to convey
the strength of Christ by the comparison.”
He then compared the Saviour with the
monolith at Central Purk, and said that
although it hail borne inscriptions on it
ror many centuries nine was discing 11.
This, he declared, could not be with
Christ as a corner stone of Christianity.
He would always exist. If any change
could take place In the Saviour the whole
Christian Church would crumble away.
Christ could not change for the better
and never would for the worse.
As a corner stone of religion he con
trasted Jesus with Mahomet and Joseph
Smith and said those two founders of u
religion had faults, but none could be
discovered In Christ. He was, in truth,
the corner stone of Christian faith. He
was never conquered, but he conquered
the world by love.
After briefly saying that he hoped all
would live to see the consecration of the
church of which the comer stone was laid
the day before he closed his remarks and
a prayer meeting followed.
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Tlio Foresters' Picnic Programme.
At the meeting of the Programme Com
mittee, of the Amalgamated Committee
of the Foresters, at Roche’s Hall, last
Wednesday night, the right to publish
the programme for the big picnic to be
held in Seliuetzen Park, on Foresters’
Day, September 11, was awarded to Will
iam A. Tremper and John X. Ramsay.
The programme will be the most elabor
ate thing of the kind ever got up for such
an occasion, and will be in the shape of n
large pamphlet, and will be a handsome
souvenir of the great picnic.
Snap. Lang Succeeds Bradley.
Worcester, Augusta, 1889.—Annis has
been released by the Worcester club, and
superseded in left field by Bradley. Dang,
the Jersey City short stop, taking Brad
ley’s former position. Iliad ley has a
strained arm, but is retained for his hat
ting. Annis is a line fielder but a weak
Young People at Glen Island.
The Young People's Society of Chris
tian Endeavor connected with the Re
formed Church are on an excursion today
to Glen Island.
Grace Protestant Episcopal Church will
be closed during this month for Improve
The King’s Daughters have resolved to
raise 11,000 for the gas fixtures of the
uew Reformed Church. Thus far they
have been very successful.
Their Readiness to Act Together Alarms
London, August 3, 1889.—The insti.
gators of the Cretan troubles have par.
tially succeeded in their object, which
was undoubtedly to irritate the Ottoman
government and by provoking hostilities
still further to intensify the prejudices of
Western Europe against Turkish rule
over a people nominally Christian. The
prompt attitude of the English and
Italian fleets saved the Cretans from ex
treme measures and prevented the out
cry against Turkish persecution, which
would have followed any extensive
retribution upon the revolting islanders.
The willingness of the English to act
with the Italian fleet is viewed with great
alarm in France, which is more than ever
made aware of her declining influence in
the Mediterranean, and is furthermore
indignant at the increased aggressiveness
of England in Egypt. The advance of
the Dervishes has furnished an
excuse for pouring more troops
into that country, and France
must be now convinced of what was long
ago apparent to the rest of the world, that
England has no intention of abandoning
a country in which her pecuniary interests
are so enormous. A rumor current today
in Paris of serious reverses to the forces
of General Grenfell created some uneasi
ness here, but there has been no confirma
tion of the report, and it is probably un
Great interest is taken in the announce
ment that Prince Henry of Battenberg
is to be given an English title, and that
no less a one than the Duke of Kent.
Probably it would be difficult to convince
foreigners that this would be a promotion
and that an English duke looks down
upon any Continental prince whatsoever,
but no Englishman doubts that it is so.
There is even among the nobility a strong
opposition—it might be said a feeling of
disgust—at the nomination. The last to
enjoy the lapsed title of the Duke of
Kent was Her Majesty’s own father, and
the idea of a “beggarly foreigner” being
raised to such a dignity is revolting to
every true English peer.
The Main Features of the Five Days It
Will Fast.
Arrangements for the State Fair at
Waverlv, which is to open September 30.
are progressing bravely. The racing, trot
ting and pacing programmes are not
in the schedule of premiums, as the Ex'
ecutive Committee is desirous of increas'
iug the amount offered and changing the
amount so as to meet all requirements.
Monday, the first day, will be devoted
to the reception and arrangement of ar
ticles for the exhibition. All machinery,
etc., must be on hand and duly entered by
six o’clock p. m. on that day.
A commodious check room for parcels,
etc., has been provided for the accommo
dation of the visitors.
All premiums, except speed, will be
awarded on October 10. The speed pre
miums will be given when the race is
Thursday will be “Governor’s Day,”
when the Governor and all the prominent
State officials will be present. Racing
will take place everv day after Monday.
The officers of the society are E. A.
Wilkinson, President; Charles F. Kil
burn. Treasurer; William M. Force, Re
cording Secretary, and P. T. Quinn, cor
responding secretary. These gentlemen
have assumed the entire responsibility of
the exhibition, and the public may rest
assured that with the responsibility in
such able hands the success of the fair is
The Association Contemplates a Non
Partisan Course.
At the quarterly meeting of the Liquor
Dealers’ Association, to be held at
Roche’s Hall, a big turn out of the mem.
bers is expected.
A rumor is flying round to the effect
that the position which the association
will take in the approaching campaign
will be mapped out. It is the intention oi
the association to select a committee who
will confer with both of the politioal.par
ties in order to ascertain their views upon
the liquor question.
From remarks made by several promi
nent liquor men, I was led to believe that
iu the coming campaign the association
will make a strong effort to secure the
election of men who will, as one man
said, “give us a show not to break the
laws, but to have the same chance as
As far as can be learned the Association
will not stand by the Democratic party
altogether, unless men can be found who
will promise to work in the interests of
the Association, and if they cannot be
found then the Republicans will have a
good chance for support.
A Sail Up the Hudson.
The peneliuut possessed by Captain J.
G. Kastendiek for affording entertain
ment to Hudson county folk is only off
set by the penchant possessed by Hudson
county folk for taking advantage of the
entertainment he affords. During the
present summer he aud the pleasant out
ings he has arranged have become very
popular with the people of Jersey City
and the neighboring communities.
Sunday after Sunday and on other days
of the week he has delighted thousands of
pleasure-seekers by taking them aboard
of the fust sailing and handsomely fitted
tip steamboat, St. Johns, to points where
cool, refreshing and healthful breezes,
cheery sunshine or quiet shade, beautiful
scenery aud various famous features of
history and nature abound.
His latest outing programme, arranged
for every Sunday during August, em
braces a sail aboard the St. Johns up the
Hudson to the wonderful Poughkeepsie
bridge. Landings are made by the craft
at Yonkers, West Point and Newburg, to
enable such patrons as may desire,to spend
a few hours in viewing the places of at
traction within and about those towns.
Upon the boat Dittmar’s orchestra dis
courses delightful music at intervals, and
Edward Clarauce, an eminent baritone,
renders a number of enjoyable selec
tions. Everything to gratify the appetite
can also be secured at reasonable rates at
the well appointed lestaurant.
The boat leaves the foot of Morgan
street, this city, at a quarter to nine in
the morning, und the foot of Fifth street,
Hoboken, at nine o’clock. Especial at
tention is paid to the care and comfort of
ladies and children who are unaccom
panied by escorts. Outing seekers can
not spend a half-dollar, the price of the
trip, to better advantage.
Buffalo Strikes Gas.
BUFFALO, N. Y., August 3, 1889.—
Natural gas was struck on the property
of the Lion Brewery, in this city, witn a
firessure of 1,000 pounds to the square
nch. Some time ago gus was found at
Lang’s brewery and this induced drilling
on the property of the Lion Brewery with
the result stated. The success attending
the drilling of these wells has caused con
siderable stir aud a movement is on foot
to put down wells in other parts of the
city. Experts say there is good ground
for expecting that sufficient gas underlies
the city to supply its wants.
Edison Cioes to Europe.
Thomas A. Edison, the electrician, and
wife, sailed today for Havre on the
French line steamer La Bourgogne.
John Hoey, president of the Adams
Express Company, sailed on the Cunarder
The New Committee Will
Choose Delegates for the
State Convention.
It Speaks of Eeform and Strikes at
Some New Charter Officials.
The kicking County Democratic Corn*
mittee met last evening in Roche’s Hall
and swallowed without a mturner the
manifesto which the Advisory Committee
had prepared in lieu of the Fourth of
July oration which the committee itself
adopted some time ago.
Second Vice Chairman Noelke, in be
half of the Sub-Committee which was ap
pointed to confer with the Advisory Com
mittee upon the subject, read the address
and it was quickly adopted. This is the
declaration as read by Mr. Noelke:—
To the Democratic Voters of Hudson County:—
The dissatisfaction existing In this county is
the result of corrupt practices at primary meet
ings. conventions ana general elections, requir
ing for the renewal of confidence, the purifying
Influence of immediate and thorough reform.
It has therefore become necessary to en
deavor to reorganize the Democratic party in
our county on an honest basis; to that end a new
committee has been formed by the direction of
several largely attended mass meetings com
posed of democrats.
District organizations were formed In every as
sembly district in the county that elected the
members at present constituting said committee.
Our efforts will be to secure reform at ail pri
mary elections by the enrollment of the qualified
democratic voters in the several district organi
zations, who may vote without reservation, and
with protection of and to their rights and privil
eges as free and independent members of the
Democratic party.
We demand, urge, and shall continue to insist
upon honest conventions for the nominating of
candidates for State, county and city offices, and
we hereby pledge ourselves to use every avail
able means to prevent the selection of candidates
by improper methods, and shall, at all times, ad
vocate the defeat of any nominee who receives
his nomination by unfair means.
We shall demand from the next Legislature a
complete and well guarded law for the preven
tion of fraud at the ballot box based upon the
Australian or some other well tried system of
ballot reform. W'e call your attention to the
fact that of the six resident democratic members
of the last Legislature from Jersey City, five of
them, and also the Senator from this county
have secured lucrative offices created
at their dictation with the aid of and
through the undue influence of a party caucus
called together by those members and the so
called party interests of our county. Such con
duct and self interest upon the part of our repre
sentatives and political “bosses" are not only
unworthy of law makers and leaders, but
cast discredit upon the Democratic party,
uiereoy weaaeaiug us influence.
The principles established for our guidance
arc:—(1) Fair primaries, (2) honest conventions,
(8; the purity and protection of the ballot box.
Fellow Democrats, we appeal to you to aid us
in our endeavor to secure good government and
the return of confidence to our political party by
a strict adherence to the principles adopted by
us and the removal from dictatorship of those
who are wanting in worthiness and sufficient in
telligence to govern and lead you.
The address is signed by the officers of
the General Committee and the members
of the Advisory Committee. Twenty
thousand copies of the document were
ordered printed for circulation through
out the State and county. Chairman
Stuhr called the attention of the meeting
to the subject of the State Convention
and _it was resolved to send a delegate
from each precinct to that convention.
Mr. Ritter wanted the delegates ap
pointed by the General Committee, but
this was declared out of order, as the con
stitution of the body declares that there
shall be primaries, at which only those
shall vote who hfjve been enrolled two
days before the primary is held. The
financial secretary reported that he had
collected 11,235 since the grand kick
began. __
It Will Be About the Middle of Septem
ber—The Local Primaries.
The Democratic State Convention re
ferred the matter of preparing the State
Convention to a committee consisting of
Messrs. Lee, Crane and Kruger. They
had power to fix the date without con
sultipg with the State Committee again.
W hen the State Committee made this ar
rangement it was understood generally
that the convention would be held soon
after September 16. It has been recently
reported, on the alleged authority of
Allan L. McDermott, the chairman of
the State Committee, that the date will
be September 12, and that Taylor’s Opera
House, in Trenton, will be the place.
The Democratic County Committee of
this county has not, as yet. taken any
action looking towards the election of
delegates. Intimations have been dropped
that this will be done at an unusually
early stage of the game; but a committee
man who was seen this morning said that
the call cannot be issued, of course, till
the State Committee officially announces
the date of the Convention, and that the
custom of holding the primaries about
ten days prior to the convention will b«
adhered to likely.
A Circus Coming to Town Monday.
There’s a circus coming to town next
week. It’s Huntings’—the cheapest show
that has ever visited the town. The tents
will be pitched on Warren street and
Railroad avenue, and the curtain will
rise on Monday. The papers of the
places where the show has exhibited
describe it as “a charming little show
straight through. Every thing is well
done, and the performance is clean, at
tractive and satisfactory. Among the
feats worthy of special praise are Master
Lew Hunting’s, whose wonderful work as
an expert on the tight wire is a show in
itself. Also, the vaulting and somersault
on the rope by El Nino Eddie, and gym
nastic feats of Ricardo and Fitz. The
dog circus, under direction of Prof.
Austin, is a remarkable exhibition. The
clown business is ably attended to, the
whole company being under the super
vision of Robert Hunting, himself a fine
acrobat and one of the most entertaining
of clowns.” __
American Workmen in Manchester.
London, August 3, 1889.—The Scrlpps
expedition of American workmen arrived
at Manchester today. Consul Halo pre
sented them to the Mayor, who cordially
greeted them and entertained them at
luncheon. Subsequently the party In
spected some of the principal industries
of the city. __
A Hoy’s Fall from a Tree.
John Jackson, a fifteen-year-old lad,
who lives at the corner of Fairvlew ana
Westside avenues, broke his left wrist by
falling from a tree yesterday. His care
less climbing caused Patrolman Van do
Schmidt to warn him against accident
just a few moments before the fall.
The Weather Bulletin.
Washington, D. C., August 8. 1889.—
For Eastern NewYork and New Jersey:—
Local showers, followed by clearing
weather and fair on Sunday; a slight fall
in temperature; westerly winds. For
Western New York:—Fair, Saturday und
Sunday; slightly cooler Sunday morning;
westerly winds. _
The Weather at Hartnett’s.
August 2 Dec. I August 3 Deo
At 3 P. M.......88 | At® A. M.fS
At 6 P. 51....Ik.82 I At 9 A. 51.T8
At 9 P. 51__ X.80 I At noon.88
At midnight.77 l
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