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Is tlie New Committee Gun
ning for Anybody in
Chairman Stuhr Savs the Delegates
Will Re Recognized at the Con
Some people are wondering what part
the new County Committee in the Demo
cratic party intends to play this fall;
what its object of existence Is, and for
whose especial benefit or injury it sprung
Itself into life.
I saw Counsellor William S. Stuhr, the
committee’s chairman, at his office in Ho*
boken this morning. He is confident
that the delegates of the new committee
will be recognized at the State Conven
“But suppose, Mr. Stuhr, that your del
gates are not recognized, what then?”
"Oh, there is no danger of our delegates
being left out in the cold. Every fair
minded man at the convention will say
that our demands ought to be acceded
to. What these demands will be it is not
for me to say.”
“Some Jersey City people, however,
Imagine that your delegates will not be
recognized,” 1 continued. “Has your
organization made up its mind as to what
course it should pursue iu case your dele
gates are not recognized?”
“I must decline to say what we should
do in that event,” replied Mr. Stuhr. "We
propose to be treated fairly, and if that is
not done these other gentlemen wiU have
to take the responsibility. Our committee
is iu earnest, 1 can assure you, aud means
business all the way through. Our organ
ization has come to stay. As we stated in
our manifesto, we desire in the first place
to have tair primaries. In the next place,
we want honest conventions and a pure
ballot box. The only objection certain
people have to us is that we are too de
cent, but if it is a crime to be decent, then
I am willing to be considered guilty of
such a crime.”
“Then you are pretty sure that the con
vention will listen to your delegates?”
“Yes, sir, aud if it does not, we have
men in our organization that might prob
ably advise us to bolt the nomination for
a rtfiiTT mrt “purvrTPT.vft ”
“You see,” continued Mr. Stuhr, “all
so-called independent movements that
ft have heretofore been gotten up in this
county have been gotten up principally
by disappointed men. The men who got
up these organizations did so for personal
interests or friendships. We are today
fighting for principles and not men.
“I can say this for the new Democratic
Committee that there has not been one
single name mentioned among us for any
office whatsoever. The question as to
whether tills man or tnhat man should be
endorsed for Governor or for Senator, or
for any other office has never come before
i us. It is with us a fight for principles.”
l Mr. Stuhr was altogether nou-com
’ mittal as to whether the new committee
delegates would support Abbett or
It struck me that Patrick Sheeran
* might know all about the matter, so I
called on him last night and found him in
the company of Patrick Condon, the well
known contractor. He has been actively
engaged in politics here for forty years,
and, aside from holding several local of
fices, he has represented^ his district in the
Assembly. He is a member of the new
County Committee, and an ardent sup
pouter of the movement.
“What does the committee intend to do
this fall?” I asked.
“We intend to nominate a straight
ticket for every county and State office
except that of Governor, and I can’t say
what will be done in regard to that office
until after the convention is held.”
"Will you send delegates there?”
“Certainly we will.”
“But I am told they will not be recog
nized, and if this ls true what effect will
it have on the Gubernatorial contest?”
“I cannot say until after the delegates
we send are refused recognition.”
"Is the new County Committee in the
interest of Mr. E. F. C. Young or of ex
Governor Abbett?”
“I can’t talk about this until the con
vention is held.”
Then 1 usked the ex-Assemblyman if
the object of t’he committee was to defeat
County Clerk Dennis McLaughlin, and he
replied ambiguously:—“1 don’t say that it
“Well, who or what is the attacked,
! then?”
“Corruption!” thundered Mr.Sheeran in
■ a manner that indicated pistols and cof
fee. “The county is today more corrupt
than ever before, and it will never be bet
ter so long as Bob Davis and his crowd
run it. I have been in politics forty years
and have not lived in all that time more
than two blocks from my present home,
1 and people know me and they know what
I say to be true. Look at the last Legis
lature! Was ever anything more cor
rupts' Five of the six Assemblymen from
this city voted themselves into office after
declaring that they would not accept it.,
i So did the Senator. Why, who would not
fight such a crowd?”
“Then,” I interpolated, “the fight is
against Bob Davis as well as Dennis Mc
Laughlin aud the candidate for Governor
unless you are represented as delegates?’1
“I don’t say that it is,” lie replied!
L “WUl the new committee support for
■ renomination the present county officers?”
“No, sir; they will have their own can
didates, and you may say our only desire
is to purify our politics.”
More than this Mr. Sheeran would not
IP say.
Ex-Sheriff Cronan said he really did not
know the object of the organization of a
new County Committee nor wliat would
be done, although he is one of the mem
bers ot the Advisory Committee. He did
not take an active interest in it, for if so,
people would claim it to be the action of
a disappointed office holder. He was con
fident that the new committee would be
successful in its object, but just what
that was he did not know. The ex-Sheriff
said that beyond a doubt del> gates would
make their choice from the candidates,
but at this time he could not say who it
■would be.
When I asked him if the object of the
committee was not to directly oppose the
re-election of Denny McLaughlin, he re
glied significantly:—“Is McLaughlin any
etter than any one else to be attacked?”
1 next asked him if the candidate for
Governor would be supported by the new
County Committee if its delegates were
not recognized, and ne answered:—“I
don’t want to say whether he will or not.
The time to decide that ouestlon is when
the delegates are refused admission and
recognition.” _
The Third District Club Goes Over.
■ Mr. William Herbert requests The
■ Jersey City News to say that the Third
District Democratic Club has decided to
adopt the constitution aud by-laws of the
L new County Committee.
Mr. Klernan’s Good Resolution.
James Kiernan, who keeps a liquor
saloon on Grand street, near Henderson,
■ banded Clerk Norton a 15 bill this morn
ing in Justice Stilsing’s Court with the
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after this. It costs me f5 every time I go
Mr. Kiernan started out yesterday
afternoon to enjoy himsell. He was ex
ceedingly rejoiced when he struck the
ten cent circus and began to be attentive
to the bewitching damsel who sells the
tickets. The young lady objected and
Mr. Kiernan was arrested.
How the City Will Have to Pay for a
Stolen Horse.
Some enterprising Brooklyn youths
stole a horse, wagon and harness about
two weeks ago from three different places
in the city of churches. This morning
Philip Fitzpatrick, P. J. Balfe and John
A. Nolan, all of Brooklyn, were arrested
in Hoboken, on suspicion of being the
John Driscoll, of No. 20 North Oxford
street, Brooklyn, was the complainant
uguiust them for stealing his horse. The
only evidence against the prisoners was
that they happened to be this morning in
the neighborhood of the Bade farm at
Homestead, where the stolen horse was
stabled. They were discharged. The
stolen horse, which was put this morning
in Reilly’s stable, on Washington street,
Hoboken, pending the examination of the
prisoners, was kicked by another animal,
had its leg broken, and will have to be
shot. The city must compensate Mr.
Odd Fellows' News.
Mayor August Grassman, of Hoboken,
has been nominated by 104 Odd Fellow
Lodges for re-election as the Grand Repre
sentative of New Jersey to the Sovereign
Lodge, which will meet in October.
Guiding Star Lodge, No. 189, I. O. O. F.,
meets tonight.
Beethoven Lodge, No, 145, I. O. O. F..
has voted Its share of the money realized
by the united German entertainment at
Odd Fellows’ Hall, a few weeks ago, to
the Odd Fellows’ Home at Trenton.
A Hebrew’s llad Customer.
William Sheiner, of Port Jervis, was
sunning himself on the Hoboken City
Hall steps this morning, when Jacob
Cohen, of No. 156 Broadway, New York,
accused him of not paying for the clothes
he (Sheiner) had on his back. It ap
pears that Sheiner had purchased the
clothes from Jacob on the installment
plan, but paid only one installment.
Jacob had him arrested for obtaining
goods by false pretences, but neither the
Recorder nor auv Justice in the city
would hold the Hebrew’s bad customer.
Hoboken Notes.
The annual meeting of the Innkeepers’
Protective Association, of Hoboken, will
be held on the first Wednesday in Sep
The engagement of Mr. Carl Gorner to
Miss Minnie Hahn is announced.
The bar and refreshment privileges for
the coming great Major Woerner Post,
G. A. R., excursion will be auctioned off
tonight at No. 73 Hudson street.
The Ladies’ Aid Society of the Lutheran
Church will have an excursion to Rock
away Reach tomorrow, and St. Mary’s T.
A. R. Society will go to Mount Pleasant
Grove on Thursday.
Tiie Commissioners of Appeals met last
night and will meet again on Thursday
night in the Assessors’ office.
The paymaster of the Second Regiment
will pay company A on Thursday night
for its services to the State at the recent
The Water Commissioners will hold a
special meeting tomorrow night for the
purpose of revising rates.
Ocean Hose Company No. 1 elected the
following officers last night:—Foreman,
E. Wagner; Assistant Foreman, W. Has
selbrack; Recording Secretary, B. Hage
dorn; Financial Secretary, A, Ward;
Treasurer, T. W. Gurry.
How the Trick Was Turned That Won
Two Hundred Thousand Hollars.
Pu Cable to the United Press.
London, August 6, 1889.—The young
woman arrested by order of the Austrian
government recently, in connection with
the $>200,000 lottery swindle, has made
a full confession of her share
in the business, and it turns out
that her little sou, whom she persuaded
the lottery officials to employ in drawing
the numbers, is a girl of twelve. This girl
had the winning numbers in her hand,
which she pretended to draw from the
glass urn, and did her share of the work
so expertly that no one among the large
audience present suspected it.
It was the business of the official in
charge to examine the numbers left in the
urn after the drawing, and if this had
been done, of course the fraud would
have been promptly discovered.
The woman’s confession does not in
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rest, and it can scarcely be doubted that
lie had a guilty knowledge of the fraud.
The press throughout Germany is en
gaged in a lively agitation for reform in
the penal institutions of the Empire,
which it is charged are run independently
and without any logical or coherent sys
tem for the treatment of law breakers.
Many of the newapapers urge that Ger
many, in her penal legislation, and in the
management of her penal institutions,
lias never recognized auy principle but
that of terrorizing offenders, whereas the
march of progress has brought with it, in
other countries, a recognition of the more
enlightened idea of the reform of the
America is frequently pointed to as
having demonstrated some valuable
truths and the successful results attained
by the Reformatory in Elmira, New
York, are cited in many editorials as an
illustration of wlmt German penal insti
tutions should strive to emulate.
Two Excursion Parties.
Two excursion parties arrived at the
Erie Bepot this morning, one under the
auspices of the Catholic Church
of Bloomileld, which boarded an
excursion barge and sailed for
Mount Pleasant Grove; the other,
numbering about three hundred, from
Sufferns and vicinity, went to Rockaway.
The latter party arrived at nine o’clock,
but it was almost noon before the steamer
Grand Republic, which was to carry
them, arrived. The dejected excursion
ists were about to return home when the
tidings came that the bout was on her
way from Brooklyn.
Accuse Tlieir Servant of Theft.
Mary Cardiff, of No. 214 Wayne street,
was held by Justice Stilsing, this morn
ing, for larceny. About a month ago she
secured employment in the family of
James Eeo, of No. 214 Wayne street. After
she had been there some time
the family began to miss articles of
clothing and sheets. Their suspicions
fell upon Mary and yesterday Detective
Dalton arrested her at her home. A num
ber of pawn tickets, calling for some of
the stolen articles, were found.
Iii Secret SesHlon.
The commissioners appointed to con
demn the lands through the Currie
estate desired by the Waverly and
New York Bay Railroad, held u
secret session this morning in the Chan
cery Chambers. They adjourned at one
o’clock until tomorrow afternoon, before
arriving at a decision. R is thought that
they will make an award tomorrow.
Chief Gall Sett lei* the Sioux Treaty.
Standing Rock Agency, Dak., August
B, 1889.—Chief Gall, who heretofore has
been most bitterly opposed to the Sioux
treaty, signed yesterday morning. The
Blackfeet and Upper and Lower
Yanktonians followed Gall and
signed with a rapidity and eager
ness that proved the wonderful
influence of that powerful chief. All day
the Indians were signing, and last night
the 11,000,000 acres of land to which the
whites have been looking longingly for so
many years are theirs. The commission
ers are rejoiced over their success, and
will leave today.
Over Zeal for a Friend Uronght Him
Trouble in tlio Poliee Court.
John J. Halligan, of Twelfth and Grove
streets, and Charles Berger, of No. 43
Coles street, a Polak pedlar, were ar
raigned before Justice Stilsing this morn,
jng upon counter complaints of assault
and battery. Policeman Donovan testi
fied that he found the two men on Grove
street yesterday afternoon fighting ana
arrested them.
Halligan said that he had ordered Ber
ger to keep out of the house which he
owned, as his tenants had camplained of
the uuisance these peddlers have become.
Berger refused and became impudent.
Halligan attempted to put him out; he
resisted and it was this struggle which
the policeman saw.
Berger was represented by Mr. Drach
man, a Newark avenue notion dealer, who
wanted to speak for him, as he could not
speak English.
Mr. Drachman harangued the Court at
length as to what it should do under the
circumstances, for which J ustice Stilsing
thanked him ironically and then held
both men to bail for the Grand Jury.
Mr. Drachman became indignant at this
and declared that it was wrong. He then
started in to show the Court wherein it
erred, when Court OflicerMurray grabbed
him by the back of the neck anil the sur
plus portion of his trousers and before he
could imagine what had seized him he
was on the street
The Hoiiy Identified.
The body of the unknown man taken
from the river, near Pier 8 of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad docks, yesterday, was
identified at Speer’s morgue this morn
ing by a sister and friend as Edward M.
Scott, of No. 68 Laight street. Neither
could account for his drowning. He left
his boarding house early Friday morning
and no one knew of his whereabouts till
notified of the finding of the body, with
his name written on a bank book. He
was formerly a seaman, but was recently
employed as’a longshoreman. It was cus
tomary for him to leave his home and stay
away several days at a time. The sum of
816.48 was found in his pockets, and he
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He was a widower, with no children. The
body will be removed to New York for
burial. __
Let the Good Work Go On,
A very interesting service under the
auspices of the Willing Workers for
Christ, a society of the Grace M. E.
Church, was held Sunday afternoon. A
very earnest discourse was delivered by
Mr. Smith, a traveling evangelist. The
singing was accompanied by organ and
cornet music. The meeting was attended
by an appreciative audience. These
meetings are held every clear Sunday
afternoon at four o’clock, on the open
frounds, corner Westside avenue and
iroadway. The society extends a cordial
invitation to all to come and take part in
the services. There will be different
speakers each Sunday.
Soldiers Tired to Heath,
By Cable to the United Brest.
Vienna, August 6, 1889.—In the course
of the summer manoeuvres at Buda'
Pesth yesterday many soldiers of a regi
ment of hussars wen' left unconscious
upon the field from overwork.
The Colonel inspecting, after the men
had become thoroughly exhausted with
their previous efforts, ordered a charge.
Twenty-seven of the men were carried to
the hospital after this order had been
obeyed, and one of them is already dead.
Henry Wilson’s Picnic.
The Henry Wilson Post, No. 13, G. A. R.,
will picnic in Caledonian Park tomorrow.
In the evening there wiil be a competi
tive drill for prizes between various drum
and life corps of Jersey City, Hoboken,
Newark, Paterson, New York and Brook
lyn, and a handsome gold-headed cane
will be awarded the most prominent
“vet” on the grounds. Beggs’ orchestra
will furnish the music, A great time is

Robbed tile Jigger’s Cash Box.
John Dunn, of No. 45 Orchard street,
was arrested by Detective McNally yes
terday in connection with the robbery of
the cash box of a Pavonia avenue car.
Felix Donnelly was cnargeu wun rootling
the box of twenty-five cents yesterday.
The driver who complained was William
Duffy. Doth the accused were committed
for trial. _
Printers Meet Tonight.
Hudson County Typographical Union
No. 94 meets tonight in Coopers’ Hall
The Scale Committee will make its rel
port, three delegates to the Trades’ As
sembly will be elected and action taken
on the Labor Day parade. All are re
quested to be present.
An Outing for Firemen.
The firemen of this city and the neigh_
boring communities will have an enjoy,
able outing at Caledonian Park, on the
Heights, Thursday afternoon and eveu
iug. The attraction will be the second
annual picnic of Jersey City Council No.
81, Order of American Firemen.
Clubbed with a Frying Pan.
Mrs. Kate O’Leary, of No. 168 Eleventh
street, was held this morning for an
assault upon Mrs. Maggie Cannon, who
lives in the same house. The two women
engaged in a quarrel, during which Mrs.
Cannon alleges Mrs. O’Leary hit her over
the heud with a frying pan.
Muulanger May Come to New York.
Bit Cable to the United Press.
London, August 6,1889.—Unless his ex
tradition is demanded, in which case ho
will sail for Now York, General Bou
langer says he has decided to remain in
London. _ _
Cruel to His Horses.
Charles Clark, a driver for Reuben M.
Dood, proprietor of a Bloomfield, Mont
clair and New York express company,
was fined ?2(> and costs this morning by
Justice Lowy for driving two horses with
sores under their collars.
The President Coming to New York.
Washington. D. C., August 6,1889.—
The Presidential party left Washington
for New York at 9:40 this morning over
the Pennsylvania road.
Dashes About Town.
Aim Trimm and John Wilson, two canal boat,
men, were fined 85 this morning by Justice 8til
sing for disorderly conduct near the Pavonia
John Dudley, aged twelve years, of No. 179
Steuben street, was arraigned liefore Justice
Stilsing this morning charged with assaulting
Annie Dempsey, of No. John said that
Annie struck bis little sister and he w-ent to pro
tect her. The Justice told Jdhnnie to walk
around to the court tomorrow.
The Hudson County Wheelmen will spend
Sunday in Philadelphia as guests of the Phila
delphia City Wheelmen.
tiie new jersey cLi n aud its
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Distinguished Names That Are to Be
Seen on Its Membership Rolls—The
Cosey Cafe Over Which Famous Ca
terer Smith from Haiti III o' Presides
The New Jersey Club has just got com
fortably to rights in its handsome new
clubhouse on the corner of Grand aud
Greene streets. The building is the Mor
ris Canal and Banking Company’s old
home. The club purchased it some time
ago and has just fitted it np in elegant
style for club purposes.
The New Jersey Club is the oldest club
in the State. Its organization dates back
to 1807. General John R. Mullany, a
brother ot the late Admiral Mullany, of
the United States Navy, was its first presi
dent. Among the charter members are
such well-known men as Thomas R.
Negus, Leon Abbett, John R. McPherson,
William F. Taylor, C. W. Purvail, R. M.
Jordan, W. H. Gregory, S. B. Bevin, An
drew Clerk, Freeman A. Smith aud Jumes
B. V reeland, the majority of whom are
still leading spirits in the club’s affairs.
It has now a membership of one hundred
and forty in good standing, and is said to
be nearly evenly divided in politics. Mat
ters of a partisan nature are not discussed
except in private conversation. The pres
ent location of the club is exceedingly
convenient for business men as a dow n
town resort. Many of its members are
prominently identified with the Carteret,
the Palma, the Jersey City Athletic and
the Berkeley.
The building it now occupies has four
stories aud an attic. It is substantially
built of brick, with walls more than two
feet in thickness. The front is an imita
tion of brown stone. The rooms through
out have eighteen-foot ceilings aud are
elegantly papered, with a decidedly
artistic finish. Pendant from the ceilings
in ull the rooms are handsome four aud
six-globed chandeliers. The floors, ex
cept those of the basement, are covered
with soft Wilton carpets with unique
designs of figures und pleasing tints.
Handsome pictures and rare paintings
adorn the interior walls throughout the
The dining room and kitchen are located
on the third floor. A stairway for servants,
shut in by trelliswork, leads to the ground
on the outside of the rear walls, and a
dumb waiter runs from the basement.
There are three large anti elegantly ap
pointed card rooms upon the same floor,
with folding doors so arranged as to throw
the three into one large hall when a big
dinner is to be given. A smull private
card room is adjacent. To every window
on this noor is an iron Balcony, overlook
ing two streets, upon which the members
can sit and smoke in excessively warm
Above,on the fourth floor,are four large
and handsomely appointed bed rooms.
There are also excellent bat hing facilities.
Spacious reception parlors are located
on the second floor. They are equipped
with all essentials to modem luxury and
ease. The trout of the basement is util
ized as a billiard hall. It contains two
handsome tables, around which, at a con
venient distance, stand a number of high
perched cane-seat chuirs with arms.
The walls are embellished with sport
ing pictures and banners.
The cafe is in the rear of the basement.
Its rosewood mantle with a centre-piece
of red plate glass is a gem. The fire-place
beneath is fuced with English tiles and
on the tiled heurtli rests a great pair of
old fashioned English brass fire dogs.
This unique and beautiful piece of decor
ation was presented to the club by the
president. Colonel W. F. Taylor, whose
efforts have contributed much toward
placing the club in its present high social
position among the clubs of Jersey City.
The cafe is also supplied with four rose
wood tables with \ ieuna chairs. In this
room the old convivial spirits of the club
occasionally love to gather in winter and
tell stories.
Between the cafe and the billiard room
is the bar, stocked with choicest brands of
imported and domestic wines and liquors.
The caterer of the club is Stephen
Smith, a good-looking, intelligent old
colored gentleman “from Baltimo’, sah!”
who, with his family and three "spick
and span” colored youths from the South,
attends to the wants of the club’s mem
bers. The top of Mr. Smith’s head is as
bald as a polished, copper disc, but,
phrenologically speaking, it is splendidly
developed, and his flowing, silky white
whiskers are a marvel. Mr. Smith will
soon tuke a vacation and visit his “old
gal in Baltimo’ his aged mother.
The present officers of the Xew Jersey
Club are:—Colonel W. F. Taylor, presi
dent: John L). Frazer, vice president: ex
Sheriff C. J. Cronau, treusurer; George H.
Lary, secretary. These, together with
Messrs. A. Barricklo, Thomas K. Negus,
A. A. Bedell, J. R. Van Syckle, Dr. J. D.
McGill aud ex-Alderman John A. Sliaw
da, constitute the Board of Directors.
Other prominent members are ex
Governor Leon Abbett, President
Charles W. Allen, of the Board of Aider
men; ex-City Treasurer P. H. Nugent, ex
PinanceCommissioner Thomas I). Jordan,
John D. Frazer, Emil E. Datz, Justice P.
F. Wanser, Samuel D. Dickinson, ex
Sheriif C. J. Cronau, ex-Alderman Dennis
Reardon, ex-Assemblymau M. D. Tilden,
Mr. John Lamb, Dr. Condict, Freeman
A. Smith, Charles H. Murray, Walter
Neilson and Charles B. Thurstou.
Factory Inspectors at Trenton.
The Nationul Association of Factory
Inspectors will hold their annual meet
ing in the Senate chamber at Trenton.
The session will open to-morrow aud will
close on Friday. Interesting papers will
be rend.
They will convene tomorrow and re
main in session until one o’clock. In the
afternoon they will inspect the Trenton
potteries. On Thursday they will have a
session in the morning. In the afternoon
they will visit the silk mills at Paterson
and Edison’s laboratory.
On Friday they will wind up at Coney
Island, where they will dine as the guests
of the New Jersey Inspectors. About
fifty members will attend.
Sobering Off Spoiled His Story.
James Brady, who was before Justice
Stilsing yesterday upon a charge of
beating his wife, and was held until
his story about being the victim
of a conspiracy to get him out
of the way for his insurance money
could have a chance to cool, wns this
morning committed for trial. It was
found that he was intoxicated, and his
conspiracy tale would not hold water.
Unjustly Imprisoned.
Patrick O’Neill, the boy who wns before
Justice Stilsing yesterday on complaint of
his father, wns discharged this morn
ing by the Justice with the remark
that it was a shame that he
was locked up at all. His father was very
anxious to huve him railroaded to jail yes
terday, and declared that he had ruined
his house with bricks. Today he did not
appeur. __
Caught lletnom the Bumpers.
Michael Felix, a laborer employed by
the Lehigh Valley Railroad, had his arm
squeezed between the bumpers of two
cars this morning. He was removed to
St. Francis’ Hospital. The injured man
lives at No. lift Morris street.
Abused His Right of Way.
Justice Weed issued a warrant this
morning fori the arrest of James Me
~V“ ~
Derraott obtained permission from Andrew
Behrens, who keeps ft saloon next to
his house, to go through the yard. Mc
Dermott had scarcely started toward the
rear of the house when Behrens heard
his wife scream. He ran to where
she was and she told him that
McDermott had insulted her. Behrens
put McDermott out of the house, but he
returned in a few minutes, having on
what he called his lighting clothes, and
assaulted Behrens.
Mileage of Car Wheels—Conductor Dnrl
ing’s Dismissal.
“Do you know,” said a gentleman in a
Pennsylvania Railroad car the other day,
‘‘that each car wheel is expected to do a
certain amount of travel, and then, no
matter how good its condition may be, it
is cast aside. After covering a certain
mileage the wheels become brittle and
liable to break.”
Here’s a point for travellers on the
Morris and Essex Railroad. The fare
from Hoboken to Newark is fifteen cents,
and from Newark to Orange ten cents,
making the total cost of the ride from
Hoboken to Orange twenty-five cents.
But if you step to the ticket window in
Hoboken and ask for a ticket to Orange,
the man inside will not furnish it to you
for less than thirty cents.
Walter Durling, one of the old con
ductors of the New Jersey Central Rail
road who were discharged recently by the
new management of the road, is now run
ning as rear brakeman on the Somerville
way and express trains. The company
furnished Walter with employment
rather than tell him the reasons tor his
discharge when ho demanded to know
Probably no railroad in the country
handles so many trains, within certain
hours, as the New Jersey Central. Over
four hundred trains of all classes pass the
Communipaw station daily. This in
cludes the Newark and New York traius,
thut branch leaving the main line just
west of the station. Many of these, in
fact most of them, are local passengers
and freight traius.
Governor Lowry, of Mississippi, has
caused the arrest of Superintendent E. L.
Tyler, of the Queen and Crescent Rail
road, for violating the laws of Mississippi
in retrard to the Sullivan-Kilraiu prize
The Swiftest Carrier Pigeons.
Lowell, Mass., August 6, 1S89.—Valky
rie and Minerva, two of the homing
pigeons sent from here to General Gree
ley, Washington, were liberated there at
fifteen minutes uast eicht Sunday morn
iug. In spite of bud weather both birds
arrived home yesterday morning.
Papoose, the other Lowell bird, has not
yet been heard from. The two birds will
be sent to Liberty, Va., 615 miles, on or
about the 16th or 18th.
The Lowell Homing Club also had birds
arrived yesterdriy. Liberated by Samuel
Taylor at Baltimore at half-past eight
a. m, Sunday, Clingstone and Ormehde
arrive first, having flown 340 miles in
nine hours and a half. Tom Hunt and
Damon, the other two birds, arrived three
hours later. The time is regarded as the
best ever made in this country.
PT' *
Died of Hydrophobia.
Randolph, Mass., August 6,1889.—Mary
E. Rooney, aged twelve, the adopted
daughter of William Rooney, of Wey
mouth, died here yesterday of hydropho
bia. On June 10 she was bit
ten in the wrist' by a brin
dle bulldog owned by Mrs. B.
O’Connor. The wound was cauterized
fifteen minutes later. On August 1 the
girl was frightened by a large dog which
jumped at her. She ran toward the house
barking like a dog. This lasted only a
few minutes, but on August 3 she began
frothing at the mouth, and from that time
grew rapidly worse until the time of her
death. The dog which bit her ufterward
bit a boy named Hilton, and then bit fif
teen other dogs. These dogs have all
been killed by order of the Selectmen.
Grand Army Men to Be Disciplined.
Kansas City, Mo., August 6, 1889.—
Commander-in-Chief Warren, of the
Grand Army, proposes to discipline the
Department Commanders who issued or
ders to subordinate posts to stay away
from the Milwaukee Encampment. Hav
ing issued orders to Department Com
manders over a month ago to use tlieir ef
forts in making the encampment a suc
cess, he considers their later orders to the
posts a flagrant breach of discipline, and
will not allow it to pass unnoticed.
The matter will be taken lip by the Coun
cil of Administration at Milwaukee.
Bricklayers Picnicking.
The members of Bricklayers’ Union,
No. 1, held an enjoyable family picnic in
Caledonian Park yesterday. In the even
ing they were joined by several hundred
young people, who danced merrily in the
big pavilion. Prof. Holden’s orchestra
furnished the music. Alonzo L. Crane
was floor manager. He was assisted by
Patrick Foley. The Floor Committee
were Humphrey Price, Hugh Murphy,
Charles Robertson, Phillip Garrigan ami
Patrick Donnelly. Reception Committee
—Patrick T. Mannlon, chairman; John
Comer, Job Swords, John Sterling, Wil
liam Dougherty, John Dooley, Henry
Hill and William Roach. Committee of
Arrangements—J. Mannion, chairman;
William Blackwell, Patrick Brennan,
William Branagan and Edward Hayes.
Second Only to Eugenie.
JlV Cable to the United Press.
Paris, August 6,1889.—lime, la Mare
chale de Canrobert died today. She was
twentyt-wo years younger than the Mar
echal and was, next to the Empress
Eugenie, the most brilliant social figure
of the Empire uud the most Deautiful
woman in France. She married General
Canrobert after his distinguished career
in the Crimea and shared with him the
honors of the Governorship of Poris.
Mr*. Maybilck’tt Hopes.
By Cable to the United Press.
Liverpool, Aug. 8. 1889.—Immediately
after the opening of Court this morning
the judge began his charge to the jury,
and before night Mrs. Maybrick will
know her fat*. The judge seems inclined
to give the prisoner the benefit of every
doubt, and his remarks, in the main, are
strongly favorable to her.
Smith Mcrseleg in Limbo Again.
Smith Merseles, a “regular old bum”
who has annoyed the housekeepers in
certain localities in the vicinity of Bergen
Hall by disgraceful behavior, was
“yanked up” yesterday by Patrolman
Niebank. Justice Wanser sent him to
Snake Hill for thirty days. He’s been
there before. __
Houml Over to Keep the Peace.
Patrick McLaughlin, of No. 701 Summit
avenue, on complaint of Philip Von
Tassel, for ussault and battery, was
bound over to keep the peace in Justice
Wauser’s court this morning,
Teu Dollars for Health Ilule Violations.
Frank Susensclimidt, of No. 101 Waverly
street, was fined ?10 by Justice Wanser
this morning for violation of health rules
in reference to cleamug vaults.
A Fight Over Growler Money.
James Anderson, of No. 138 Essex street,
was committed by Justice Stiising this
morning for assaulting Mary Ann Fitz
gerald. who lives on the floor below him.
Yesterday Mrs. Fitzgerald’s husband was
committed for fighting with Anderson.
From the testimony this morning it
seems that Anderson asked Fitzgerald
for money for beer, and, upon being re
fused, assaulted both Fitzgerald ana his
wife. Fitzgerald was discharged.
rite Turn Verein* of Union Hill Hare a
Great Time.
The picnic of the Union Hill Turn
Verein at Schuetzen Park brought their
wives and sweethearts out in force last
svening, and they enjoyed themselves
with true Teuton zest. In the afternoon
;he Turn Verein, escorted by the Friend
ship Club, fifty strong, marched through
he principal streets of Union Hill and
hen to the park.
The exercises at the giounds were com
nencea by a graceful march, executed
lelightfully by thirty little maidens in
white. Then the members of the Zogling
Verein. Masters Louis Schmidt, Ernest
Mildenberger, Max Horth, Albert Cox,
John Lippert, George Frank and Jacob
Frank, gave an exhibition of buck jump
ng in which Master Mildenberger espec
ially distinguished himself.
The 100 yard dash for a silver watch
was won by Ernest Mildenberger; Max
Hoth, second, and Louis Schmidt, third,
rhe wand exercise of the boys also de
jerves mention.
In the evening the members of the
Zogling Verein and Messrs. Michael
Ploch, Jacob Zelicii, Garret Gietz, George
Leifang, Henry Frank. J. Brodmerkel,
Uscar Paeshal and First Turn Warth
Franz Monde, of the Turn Verein, gave a
clever exhibition on the parallel bars.
The Friendship Club presented the
Verein with a choice assortment of fire
works and during the turning and danc
ing the crackers and rockets popped and
sizzled merrily. The officers of the Verein
are Councilnten Rudolph Freeh, presi
dent; Gustav Beyer, vice-president;
Henry Mentz, financial secretary;
Michael Bloch,)recording secretary; J.
Pickert, treasurer.
The floor was under the able direction
of Mr. John Faist and Michael Bloch.
The Turners will devote the proceeds of
the picnic to the fund for the building of
their new Turn hall.
The plans have been accepted and
fround will be broken in the near future.
urn Master Kersinger, under whose
direction the turning was, deserves great
credit for the agility displayed by his
pupils. _
mjusvvuriii ro»is ricnir.
Ellsworth Post, G. A. R., of Union Hill,
embarked for Laurelton Grove yesterday,
and the old vets had the merriest of times
The members of the Committee of Ar
rangements were Past Commander Wolff.
Henry Volck, Louis Mitchell, Theodore
Bonier, John Jacobs, John Cliue, G. W.
Scharer, John Luck, Joseph Loefller,
John O’Donnell and George Dubois.
Weehawken Improvements.
The Town Fathers, of Weehawken, held
their weekly caucus at the Town Hall last
evening. Amelin and Ninteenth streets
and Hackensack avenue will be paved.
The Council paid some bills and then ad
Resolute Lodge’s Installations.
Resolute Lodge, No. 46, A. O. U. W., in
stalled officers at Falk’s Hall, West Ho
boken, last evening. President Dumant,
who has been re-elected, made a pleasant
speech. _
A Driver Drops Dead.
Emil Louis, an employee of John Hesh
feldt, a Ridgefield farmer, dropped dead
in Union Hill yesterday while loading his
wagon with grain at Bermes’ brewery.
The body was taken home.
Greenville Gossip.
The Executive Committee of the Green
ville Y. M. C. A. held its regular monthly
meeting last evening. President Chese.
bro occupied the chair, and much business
was transacted, Messrs. Reuben Simp
son, F. J. S. Kyte, H. N. Walker, W. S.
Merriam and J. D. Pockmau were elected
members to the committee, and the presi
dent appointed the following standing
committees:—Finance—Messrs. R. Simp
sou. S. L. Harvey and W. S. Merriam:
Rooms and Library—Messrs. E. M. Kyte,
C. R. Burger and A. M. Dulime: Lecture
Committee—Messrs. J. S. Pockmau, F. J.
S. Kyte and W. G. Stradford.
The Citizens’ Association of the Sixth
district will hold its monthly meeting
this evening in Metropolitan Hall. Green
vale. Much business will be transacted
and the sewer matter and the appropria
tion for repairing of Ocean avenue will
also be discussed. The present member
ship numbers ninety-eight and a number
of new members will be elected this even
There is a dangerous washout of the
roadbed at the the corner of Garfield and
Winfield avenues, Greenville, caused by
the recent heavy rains, which should be
repaired without delay.
Tiie work of the new Greenville Re
formed Church, is rapidly progressiug,
and when completed the new structure
will he one of the prettiest of its kind on
the Heights.
The Salem M. E. Church, of Bergen
avenue, lias been thoroughly renovated
and painted a cream color with brown
trimmings and can no longer be termed
‘•the little white church.”
St. Joseph’s, of West Hoboken.
The members of the Benevolent Society
of St. Joseph’s Church, West Hoboken,
had a merry time at Floral Park last
evening. They danced and bowled and
made phenomenal scores in the shooting
galleries and had a royal good time gem
eraliy. The officers of the society are
Otto Breiteubacli, president; Philip Schaff
ner, vice president; George Bove, treas
urer; George Lelimaun, recording secre
tary; Aug. Boemeke, financial secretary.
The management of the picnic was
under the direction of the following gen
tlemen:—Floor manager, George Leh
mann; assistant floor manager, Jacob
Committee of Arrangements — Otto
Breitenbach, Ray. Naas, Philip Schaff
Reception Committee — Jacob Rau,
Jacob Kudloff, John Krebs.
Bar Committee—Augustus Boemeke, H.
Heflicli, H. Baumann, Bouav. Schneider,
John Bove.
Soup Committee—Valentine Rickel,
Joseph Kugelmann.
Shooting Committee—James Rawlins,
Frank Keckeisen.
Reculled to Life.
Elkhart, Iud., August«, 1889.—A young
daughter of F. M. Bosliilier, after a long
sickness, was pronounced dead yesterday
morning by a physician and was arrayed
in a shroud. Preparations were made for
the funeral yesterday, when the girl was
restored to life, and is in a fair way to re
covery. _
It "Won’t He Much Probably.
The Bridge Committee of the Board of
Freeholders visited the Hackensack Plank
Road bridge today to investigate the dam
age done It by the recent storms.
A Trip to State Prison.
Frank Hogan, convicted of grand
larceny, was taken to State Prison this
morning by one of Sheriff Davis’ depu
A Queer Fight for Posses
sion of the Big
Silk Works.
Conflicting Leases Are the Canse o
the Trouble—The Doors Closed
Pending Settlement.
; Closed •
: By Order of 1
: C. Chaffanjon, Lessee. :
That is the notice tacked on the door of
:he large silk mill on South street. It
was put on yesterday. The hands em
ployed directly or indirectly by Julius
Schlachter, an Importer, at No. 457
Broome street, New York, were surprised
on their arrival at the main entrance yes"
terday to find that they were not to bo
admitted. Schlachter had possession on
Saturday, but lost It on Sunday. He had
fortified the place, and had two watch
men on guard to admit none but friends.
The foes were the agents of Chaffanjon.
The watchmen were induced to capitu
The story in circulation in the vicinity
of the mill is that they were persuaded to
visit a neighboring saloon and wet their
whistles. Rumor has it that the enemy, dur
ing the temporary absence of the two
guardsmen, clambered through a window
and seized the building for Mr. Chaffan
jon. The watchmen who had been in pos
session felt better as they started to re
turn, but felt worse when they reached
the mill. Their occupation was gone.
The rivals would not admit them.
Mr. Schlachter was notified of the freez
ing out, and he wired the police from his
Brooklyn home to protect his men from
Intruders when they knocked for admit
tance yesterday. The police did not inter
fere when they learned it was a question
as to who was properly in charge.
The dispute ’is over the lease or two
leases. The principals decline to talk,
and all that could be learned was gleaned
from those in the vicinity of the mill,
wnu ueu fcuiue very queer htunes.
Mr. Claude Chaffanjon was at one time
sole owner of the monster building or it
was supposed that he owned it all. It
was a busy factory and was crowded with
silk makers. Five hundred, it is said,
Were employed in the mill. The owner
was quoted as a millionaire. He had be
gun as a poor silk weaver. It is said that
he had a foster daughter who is now Mrs.
George Mottin.
The latter was made a full fledged part
ner and assumed the management. About
a year ago the firm suddenly collapsed.
The mill was taken in charge by Messrs.
Megroz, Portier, Gosset & Co., of New
York, who held a chattel mortgage ex
ecuted by Chaffanjon & Mottin. The
mortgage was for $100,000. Chaffanjon
went to Europe; He returned with s
heavy purse it is said. The old firm was
dissolved aud a stock company organized
with Claude Chaffanjon, Claude Bandoin.
George Chardey and Thomas McEwan,
Jr„ as the incorporators. The title is tha
Chaffanjon Silk Company. The capital
stock is $10,000, with $3,000 paid.
Chardey, whose address is the same as
Chaffanjon’s, No. 175 South street, has
thirty shares, the others five shares each.
They opened a mill at No. 403 East Ninty
flrst street, New York, but the mortgagees
interfered and there is a clash there.
Sclilachter, who disputes Chaffanjon’s
right to enter the mill in this city, is now
a member of the firm who held the big
chattel morgage. Under what authority
or from what source the lease issued is a
profound mystery. It will be explained
undoubtedly in court. The mill is filled
with valuable machinery.
Butcher Patrick Fallon Seriously Hurt
on the Erie Tracks.
Patrick Fallon was crossing the tracks
of the Erie Kailroad at Provost street
this morning as a drill engine was back,
lug toward the depot. The flagman gave
the alarm to Fallon, but he did not hear
or heed it.
His coat was Anight by the end of the
brake rod aud he was dragged fifty feet.
His foot was crushed to a pulp aud he re
ceived other injuries. He was conveyed
to the hospital on a stretcher.
Fallon Is a butcher ana was on ms way
to the abattoir. Hi3 home is on Garden
street, Hoboken.
Race War in Atlanta’s Pnstofllce.
Atlanta, Ga., August 6, 1889.—When
a few days ago General Lewis became
Postmaster here, Fred Wedemeyer, whQ
was in the registry department, left the
office, saving that he would work with no
republicans. The head of that depart
ure nt was Colonel Lyons, who had his
daughter there as clerk. Today Post
master Lewis brought a negro named
Penny into the department and told
Lyons that he was to fill Wedemeyer’s
vacant place. Lyons indignant at a
negro being placed upon an equality with
his daughter said that she would resign
iier position ut once and that he should
resign as soon as he could straighten his
affairs. There is considerable indignation
at General Lewis’ action iu putting in
tlie negro without giving Lyons an in
timation of it. It is said that other negroes
will be given places in a few days.
Gentiles Carry Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake, Utah, August 6, 1889.—In
yesterday’s election the Gentiles carried
the city bv a majority of forty one, which,
it is asserted, insures a Gentile city gov
ernment next February. They are
greatly elated over this result.
Weather Bulletin.
Washington, D. C., August 6, 1889.—
For Eastern New York and New Jersey,
fair, stationary temperature, northeast
erly winds. For Western New York, fair,
slight changes in temperature, variable
winds shifting to southeasterly.
Tlie Weather at Hartnett’*.
August 3 Deg I August s
At 3 p. m.IS .
At 0 P. M.74 At 9 A. M.• *
At 9 P. M.. 1 At noon.To
At midnight.08 I
Fob a Disordered Liver try Bkkcham’s Pills.
SMITH—At his residence. No. 248 Whtton street, oil
Tuesday, August 6,1589, Philip E. J.. beloved hus
band of Lena Smith, aged fifty six yean, two
munch* and two days.
Notice of funeral hereafter. „
CLARK.—Ou Sunday, August 4. 1889, Lillian JL,
youngest daughter of Edwin F. and Hannah A.
Clark, aged one year.
Relative* and friends of the family are respect
fully invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday
evening. August 6, at half-past seven o'clock, from
No. 16 Court House place, Heights.
COWLEY.—On Monday. August 5. 1889, Ann Deal
ing, wife of the late Levin N. Cowley, agsd
seventy seven years.
Relatives and friends of the family are respect*
fully invited to attend the funeral on Thursday,
August 8, at one p. ni., from No. 29 Beacon avenue,
and at half past one from Grace M. E. Church.
Tounele avenue. Heights.
WRIGHT—In this city, August 5. 1889, Mary 8„ wlW
of John G. Wright, aged thirty-four years.
Relatives and friends of the family, also members
of Rising star Lodge. No. 210, I. O. O. F., are rerpect
fullv Invited to attend the runeral tomorrow [Wed
nesday] afternoon at three o’clock, front her Lath
residence. No. 133 York street.
li'or ether Death AaMeee *ee Second PgmnG

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