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What Has Been Done on the
Streets Under the New
But at the Street and Water Board
Some Interesting Information Is
There lias been considerable activity
since the new charter came into operation
in the city In the matter of street improve,
ments. The information heretofore
I given to the public as to what has been
I (lone or is being done has been of so in
L deiinite a character as to be unsatisfac.
p tory; and for the benefit of The Jersey
if City News readers I sought more spe
ψ cific information.
I found that the Improvements that
have been made and are being made are
going on under two auspices. Street
Superintendent Tumulty is empowered to
learn from inspections of the streets when
repairs or repaivng is needed, and to send
men to make them. Where long
stretches of paving are to be done—as ou
Green street and Communipaw avenue,
for instance—contracts are awarded,
after advertisement, and the work is done
under the supervision of selected con
When I visited the Board of Works
office I discovered that bookkeeping at
the office is not what I expected to find It.
1 was unable to flud out how much money
for repairs on the streets remained at the
disposal of the Board, or what streets had
been repaired. The books did not show
it, and no one but that genial old Chris
tian school teacher, Frank Woodcock, ap
peared to have an Idea. Before seeing
JklIJl 1 met LIJC oucct Ο U [U-l J IJ I C ilM ί: LI I..
"Mr. Tumulty," I anked, "I would like
to know what repairs have been made on
the streets since the new charter went
into effect?"
"I can't tell you; I don't know; I do my
work faithfully, and that is enough for
"Well, whom can I see that does
"I don't know."
"Does not some one keep a record of
some sort o£ the work, that the employees
do on the streets?"
"I don't know of any."
"Well, Commissioner, do you mean to
say that there is no record of the work
done by the city in repairing and repaying
> "Yes, that is what I mean, and if you
want that information go to the foremen.
I^hink that it is very impertinent for you
to ask such a question, and I want you to
understand that 1 have no time to furnish
news to the papers?"
"The tax payers ought to know," I
"Well, they can't get it from me. The
work done is no one's business but mine
and the Commissioners, and if you can
get the information trom them go and do
it, for I won't talk about it."
, I left Street Superintendent Tumulty,
and did as lie directed. I sought Commis
sioner Van Keuren, who said:—
k "Why, don't you go to the StreetSuper
"Only a few minutes ago I left him, and
, he said he did uot know the repairs and
cost." *
"It is his duty to know it."
I said he told me that it was impertinent
to ask such a question, and the reply of
the Commissioner was:—"I don't know
where the impertinence is. Perhaps you
had better see Commissioner Dugan."
I could not find him, but I did see Chief
Butrgles, and asked him for the informa
tion. His answer was:—
"Go to Phil Tumulty."
The Chief added that the labor done by
day's work does not come under his super
I vision, and that all he has to do with
it is to certify that the reports made by
foremen are correct as presented to him.
He added that if Tumulty did not know
what work was done no one else would,
for it was his duty to.
Clerk Bouton informed me that mat
ters of this nature did not come before
him, but Frank Woodcock said that lie
did know something about it. I felt
happy then, and expected to get some in
formation and this is what lie told me:—
The total expended under Mr. Tumulty's
supervision up to date is $(5,071.51, but at
the first of the month not less than $4,000
will be required. This money is only tor
» repairs done by day's work. There has
Via an lint, nnfl contract awarded bv the
New Commissioners and that is for re
pairing Monticello avenue, from Belmont
to Fairmount avenue. This work will cost
$0,173.70, but at least a third of the
umouut will come directly from the prop
erty owners by assessment.
When the new Board came into power
the members found on their hands the
following legacies in the shape of un
finished contracts, which Mr. Woodcock
says the Board must pav:—On Eighth
street between Monmouth and Grove,
« cost $2,815; Baldwin avenue from Newark
avenue to High street, cost $10,01(1.50;
Beacon avenue from Oakland avenue to
Palesade avenue, cost $8,430.50; Summit
avenue from South street to Paterson
avenue, cost $22,ββθ; Griffith street from
Central avenue to Milton avenue, cost
The new contracts that have been ad
vertised for, but not awarded, are:—
The repaviug of Cooper place, the cost
of which is not known.
The repairs to Terrace avenue, from
Revere avenue to Lincoln street; cost,
Halladay street,from Communipaw ave
nue to Johnson avenue; cost, $9,3iS.94.
I Monticello avenue, from Belmont ave
nue to Fairmount avenus» $0,173.70.
The work that has been done by day's
work is on these streets:—
Henderson street, from Newark avenue
to Hoboken line.
Montgomery street, from Exchange
place to Henderson street.
Warren street, from Essex street to
Newark avenue.
Washington street, from the railroad to
First street.
Steuben street, from Warren street to
Greeu street.
Grand street, from Hudson street to
Grove street.
Hoboken avenue, from Palisade avenue
to Summit aveuue.
Summit avenue, south of the cut to its
end and many little patches on Academy
street and Bergen avenue.
Mr. Woodcock could not tell me how
much It cost to repair each of these
streets, and wlieu I asked him why, he
looked at me in a melancholy mauuer,
and forcibly enquired "If I were a
I told him to dismiss any such thoughts
from his mind. He said:—"These men
work by day and the foreman is the man
we look to for the time. When Mr. Tum
ulty liuds a place that he thinks should
be repaired he directs some of the fore
men to do it and at the end of the month
f the foremen certify that so many days'
work was done, but they do not say
, where."
The contract to pave Grove street has
not been awarded because of the protest
ai t>r. Watson and a number of other !
property owners. It is not that they ob
ject to the repaying of the street, but they
claim that the only sort of pavement that
can meet the requirements of the speciti
cations as advertised is what is now
known asthc"iron block," a composition.
These gentlemen say that the size of
these blocks would prevent any competi
tion, nud demand that the advertisement
be so changed that it will permit bidders
to supply trap rocK. This, it is said, is
cheaper and better than the iron block,
because it will be necessary to concrete
the street before the iron blocks can be
laid. They claim, too, that it will cost
82.000 to do the paving, and that that will
pretty nearly exhaust the license money
that can be devoted to street improve
A Pretty Wedding at tlie Bergen Point
Reformed Ctiurch.
A very pretty wedding took place yes
terday afternoon at the Bergen Point Re"
formed Church, Lord avenue. The con
tracting parties were Miss Ada Naylor,
daughter of Robert Naylor, of Maryland,
and Gardiner Spring, son of Lucius L.
Spring, of First street, Bergen Point, and
grandson of the late Rev. Gardiner
Spring, of New York.
The interior of the church was very
tastefully decorated with potted plants,
llowers und ferns. The ceremony, which
took place at five o'clock, was performed
by the pastor of the church, the Kev.
James F. Rlggs. The costume worn by
the pretty bride was exceedingly beauti
ful and becoming. It was made of laven
der silk, cut decollete back and front.
She carried a bouquet of white roses and
wore diamond ornaments.
Among those present at the church
were Robert Naylor, the bride's father;
Counsellor and Mrs. .James Benny, Coun
sellor and Mrs. Allan Benny, Robert
Benny, Jr., Mrs. R. Benny and (laughter,
Miss Minnie Benny, Mrs. Henry C.
Selvage, Mrs. Almira J. Southard, Miss
Hattle White, Mrs. William Biois, Mrs.
Boynton, Mr. and Mrs. Archibald A.
Smith, Dr. and Mrs. Fred. M. Corwin,
Colonel and Mrs. Charles W. Fuller, Mr.
and Mrs. Chester D. Ayres, Mr. and Mrs.
.Maurice Imbrie, Miss Booth, Mrs. Hunt
ington, Mrs. Gnrrett T. Wiman, Mrs. I)e
Forrest, Misses Fannie and Lizzie Smith,
Miss.Tpq.qip lirnckwiiv. Mr. Clinton Brock
way, Mr. Β. Gill, Mr. Michael Stringham,
Misses Jessie, Marjorie, Fannie and Car
rie Imbrie, Miss ltobinson. Miss Bettman,
Mr. aDtl Mrs. Walter M. Chadwick, Mrs.
H. Van Buskirk, Miss Oakley and Miss
Hattie Ammerman.
A reception followed at the home of the
brother and sister-in-law of the bride's,
Counsellor and Mrs. James Benny, No.
10 West Sixth street. The numerous and
costly presents to the bride came in for
their share of attention. At about nine
o'clock, amid a shower of rice and old
shoes, the couple departed on their wed
ding tour in the ΛΥ est. Mr. and Mrs.
Gardiner Spring will reside at Bergen
Poor Old Jerry "Wax" the Latest Victim
of the Avenue D Structure.
Jeremiah Collins, an old man in the
employ of the City Street Department·
familiarly known by the name of Jerry
"Wax," was knocked down yesterday and
seriously injured about the head and' legs.
Jerry was leaning οφ his shovel near a
pile of dirt under the Central Railroad
Bridge, Avenue D. Dr. F. G. Payn,
seated in his carriage and driving a
spirited horse passed under the bridge.
Considering the noise of the trains, the
pillars of the bridge, which have caused
so many accidents, the rails of the sur
face railroad, the pile of dirt and Jerry's
deafness, there was an excellent
chance for an accident. Jerry
was not aware of his
danger until it was too late. He was
struck by a wheel of the carriage and
thrown down. Drs. Payne anil Convin
bound up the old man's i'ujuries, and then
Dr. Payne procured a carriage and Jerry
was conveyed to St. Francis' Hospital.
Little Mart in Fly mi's Fatal Fall from a
Martin Flynn, a boy, while flying a kite
on the roof of his home, No. 381 Second
street, yesterday, fell to the street and was
fatally injured.
Young Martin had been attempting to
raise the kite in the street, but thinking
he could succeed better he went on the
roof. He was walking backward intently
watching his kite and became so absorbed
in his sport that he did not notice how dan
gerously near he was to the edge until he
finally backed off.
He was picked up and carried into the
house, where he was attended by Dr. I
She IIhk Been Away from Home W ithout
Apparent Cause Since July 21.
The police were Informed today that
Ellen Kerns, aged seventeen years, lias
been missing from her home since
July 21.
She is described as looking somewhat
older than she is. She has a dark com
plexion. black hair and bhie eyes. She
has a mole on her right cheeak. She lived
with her parents at No. 118 Hackensack
Plank road, and no reason is known for
her absence.
Tliey Couldn't Fool Hutcher Stllslnjj.
John McAllister, of No. 52a First
street, and John Hennigan, of No. 220
East Forty-seventh street, New York,
were arraigned before Justice Stilsing
this morning under the disorderly act.
Policeman Gallagher met them on New
ark avenue at three o'clock this morning,
aud their answers to his questions were
so contradictory that the policeman ar
rested them.
McAllister indignantly deuied that he
belonged to the Four Hundred, and said
that he came over with a butcher to help
carry a quarter of beef.
"Oh, no; that won't do," said the Just
ice, who is himself a butcher. '-You
never saw two men carry a quarter of
beef, unless they were shoemakers.
This break seemed to settle the young
men's case, and they were remanded.
A Pleasant Family Picnic.
The West Ilobokeu Beneficial Associa"
tion, organized iu 1863, gave an eujoya"'
ble family picnic at Kroebel's last even
ing. The Committee of Arrangements
was made tip of H. Stuhler, C. V. Keim,
<i. Bove aud (ί. Albrecht. Mrs. Stuhler,
Mrs. Keim, Mrs. Bové aud Mrs. Albrecht
were present. President and Mrs. Karl
Schussler were also there. The genial
president was floor manager, and led the
grand march with Miss Mary Steck, and
his assistant, Mr. F. Koch, followed with
Miss Emma Schussler. Others iu the
march and among the spectators were
Conrad Kohl, August Kohl, Miss Kohl,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Passell, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Faber, Mr. aud Mrs. Louis Steck,
Henry Stockfish, Miss Stockfish, Mr. and
Mrs. &paUs, Geoiye Hoffman, Miss Bove
and Mr. Schei.
Central Trades Assembly.
The meeting of the Central Trades and
Lalxir Assembly will be held tomorrow
(Thursday) evening. The announcing of
Tuesday evening as the time was an error.
Xlie Educators Didn't Meet.
The Board of Education was to have
held a meeting yesterday. Only three
members showed up, and an adjourn
ment to au indefinite day was ordered.
11.· Il" 1.1— Hll II 1
Preparing to Purchase a New Van an<l a
New Fire Engine—Janitor Maloney'e
Resignation Is Accepted—The Hobo
ken Improvement Company Proposes
to Chip in with the City.
The Common Council of Hoboken held
α three hours' session last night.
Dr. Samuel A. Heifer, who claims to be
the City Physician, sent the following
communication to the Board:—
Gentlemen of the Council:—
Injview of the fact thatjdiphtheria is still preva
lent in this city, notwithstanding the oft-repeated
assertion of those who are more interested in
real estate statistics than those who have the
sanitary welfare of the community at heart, I
would suggest that your honorable body take im
mediate steps to have the gutters, receiving
basins and sewers cleaned or flushed with a
powerful liquid disinfectant. I would also sug
gest the removal of ash and garbage boxes from
sidewalks, as the foul odors emanating there
from are a serious menace to public health.
I would also call your attention to the fact that
the men employed by the contractor for the re
moval of ashes and garbage perform their work
in such a careless and indifferent manner that as
much of the refuse finds its way to the streets as
to the carts intended for its removal. Comment
is unnecessary.
I would also respectfully suggest that the
Street Commissioner be directed to cause the re
moval of all empty beer kegs from in front of
saloons, the same being a nuisance to pedestrians
and having α tendency to attract millions of flies
and vermin.
After some discussion, the matter
was finally referred to the Committee on
The following proposals for fire appa
ratuses were received:—Clapp & Jones
Manufacturing Co., No. 2 steam tire
engine» £*,500; YVoodhouse Manufacturing
Co., hook and ladder truck, size sixty
feet long, £2,500; sixty-five feet, $3.000;
seventy feet, $8,300; seventy-live ieet,
$8,500; La France Engine Company, one
double piston engine, No. 2, §3,400; .Joseph
Finnertv, Amoskeag Engine No. 2, $4,000;
for hose wagon, $400; for tender, $4(X); La
France Engine Company, one hook and
ladder truck, patent, $3,000; Fire Ex
tinguishing Co., hook and ladder truck,
Kellv 8r. f'o . t.wn new linsu» wairnns.
$000; Gieason & Bailey Manufacturing
Co., hook and ladder truck, $2,500; same
company, two tenders, 61,100.
Several bids for harness were received
and referred.
Proposals for a uew prison van were re
ceived from the following:—Gieason,
Hailev & Co., 1500.
Mansfield & Fagan offered to erect
urinals in the parks as follows:—$500 and
SHOO for one stall; for two stalls, #700 and
$500. Mr. Burns ottered to put the urin
als up for $298 each.
Proposals for street signs were received
as follows Mansfield & Fagan, iron
brackets, $1.65 each; J. Fischer, SO cents
aud 50 cents each; Thomas O. Boyle, $1.30
and 30 cents each.
"All these proposals were referred, as
were also several proposals for street im
The resolution empowering a committee
of the Council to hire a band of music to
play in the parks was vetoed by Mayor
urassman. His Honor stated that the $30
a uiglit voted by Council for the band was
altogether inadequate. He thought it
would be best to defer action till provi
sion could be made for union music.
Several laboring men complained that
Contractor Flaherty owed them money,
aud their communications were referred.
A petition fur the renavlng of Garden
street between Third and Fittli streets
was referred.
The invitation of the Building and
Trades Council to review the parude on
Labor Day was accepted.
Collector Bowes reported that he had
collected during the last quarter $32,106.39,
aud that he had turned over that amount
to the city treasury.
The Bremen Steamship Company
offered to extend the Third street main
sewer, which at present emits η horrible
stench, live or six hundred feet into deep
water, provided the city would pay half
the cost of the Improvement. The total
cost, the company stated, would probably
be $2,000 or $3,000. The matter was re
James Scott was appointed engineer of
the City Hall, and Mrs. A. Maloney was
appointed City Prison Keeper for the bal
ance of ihe fiscal year.
The resignation of Patrick Maloney as
janitor of the City Hall and City Prison
Keeper was accepted.
The contract for the repaving of Bloom
field street from Newark to Sixth street
was awarded to Matthew Fitzpatrick;
furnishing Fire Department supplies, to
Meyer & Nelson; for the improvement of
Second street, to Patrick Flaherty.
Not Even His Wife's Crime Has Freed
Him irom His Folly.
Atlantic City, N. J., August 28.1889.—
Mr. Hamilton, In talking with u friend
last niglit, admitted that he was terribly
depressed by Monday's tragic occurrence
The whole tenor of his conversation indi
cates (hat lie is completely infatuated
with his wife, and that nothing in the
world could induce him to desert her.
He did not, however, respond to his
wife's good bye as she was led from the
court room yesterday morning. It is be
lieved that fie will remove with his baby
to May's Landing tomorrow, where he
can pay daily visits to the jail.
Another attempt will be made today to
take the ante-mortem statement of the
nurse. The ofhcers regard her as the
most horribly profane woman they have
ever come into contact with, and so far
have had little success in getting a con
nected statement from her.
Impressive Service» in Trinity Church in
llergen Point.
The funeral services of Mrs. Matilda
Seaman Goddard were held yesterday
afternoon at four o'clock in Trinity Kpis
copal Church, Bergen Point. A large
number of relatives and friends of de
ceased participated in the impressive
ceremonials, which were conducted by
Hector Harold Arrowsmith.
The pretty casket was almost covered
with simple but beautiful ilorul designs,
prominent among which was a shuck of
corn ripe for the garner, a true emblem of
the generous soul which has passed away.
The pallbearers were Mayor John New
man, Councilman Henrv Merge, Solon
Humphreys, Henry D. Fuller, J. Connor
Smith and W. A. Wheeler.
The interment will be made today in
Woonlawn Cemetery, Philadelphia.
A Fireman's Funeral.
The members of Hudson Kngine Com
pany have draped the front of the engine
house in mourning out of respect to their
dead comrade, Henry Johnston, who
died suddenly on Sunday morning of
an apoulectic stroke brought on by
over exertion the night previous, while
on duty. Funeral services were held at
his late home on East Thirty-third street
this forenoon, and his body was followed
to the Bayoune Station by his late com
rades, in firemen's uniform. The -inter
ment will be in the family burial plot at
Phillipsburg, Pa. He leaves a widow,
but no children.
The Arion's Kepreseutatfves.
G. Hombrock, Stephen Kessler, Joseph
Smith and Ernest Appel represented the
Arion Singing Society, of this city, at the
Sicngerfest of the liazlcton, Pa.. Ma;n
nerchor. They reached the scene of the
festival Monday morning, were received
by the Mœuuerchor and escorted to a
hotel, from the veranda of which they
viewed the parade. They then fell in line
and marched to the city limits, and were
then conveyed to the grounds in au open
barouche. On \ the return trip they
took in Glen Onoko and Mauch Chunk.
Gus brought home a number of photo
It Looks Very Much as if Raisin and
Germany Would Fight.
By Cable to the United P)-ess.
London, August 23,1889.—There is little
expectation in Berlin now that the visit of
the Czar of Russia to Emperor William(
which was only recently fixed for the 24tll
of tiiis month, will come off at all.
The Emperor's published plans for 3iis
movements from this out, appear to leave
little room for so important an event as
the Czar's visit, and It looks as though
William has as little expectation of seeing
the Czar in Berlin shortly as have his
subjects. The Continental bourses echo
the distrust of the Czar's intentions, and
Russian securities have again experienced
a sharp decline, which the tree buying of
the Parisian speculators could not meas
urably check.
In explanation of the abandonment of
the long overdue visit, the German press
assert that the proud Russian monarch
grew furious on reading the report of
William's speech recently in toasting the
Emperor of Austria, in which he referred
to the possibility of German and Austrian
soldiers lighting 'shoulder to shoulder. It
is even stated that the Czar hastily
penned a note In his own hand,
which he despatched by a special
messenger to Emperor William, asking
him to explain tnis language and inti
mating that a visit to Berlin on his part
was impossible so long as this open threat
to Russia was allowed to stand unex
plained. This note, according to the re
ports, was far from conciliatory in its
nature, and the Emperor's reply was at no
Îmills to put. the angry monarcli in a better
tnmor. All these reports can scarcely be
traced to an authoritative source, but
♦Ίιλ" (?rinm +r\ rvUtnin nnîtrorool r-nululiPtt l'n
Berlin, and the official press allows them
to ko uncontradicted, which alone is sig
However, all (messing will be at an end
in a few days when the Czar leaves
Copenhagen. Should he set his face
southward from there, Europe will take a
long breath of relief, but if he goes back
to his own capitol, it can only
be accepted throughout Germany as
indicating a marked hostility to the Fath
erland. Indeed, Germany, for
some time, has hoped for nothing
more from Russia than a pretence
of friendliness, and even this has all
along been accepted with some comfort
as showing at least that considerations of
prudence, if nothing more, ptevented the
Bear from showing his teeth. Should
this pretence be abandoned, it would be
accepted as the iirst signal for the clash
of arms.
But the "Stolen" Lumber Was in Police
man White's Hack Yard.
Two boys, named "William Callahan, of
No. 401 Fourth street, and Louis Retter
scheimer, of No. 403 Fourth street, were
arraigned before Justice Stilsing this
morning on a charge of petty larceny.
Captain McKaig received a letter yester
day from John Klsey, the fish dealer,
complaining that some one had stolen a
part of a load of lumber lying in front of
his chicken slaughter house, on Fourth
street, near Merseles street. The Captain
sent Policeman Kane and Detective Mc
Uride to investigate the matter, and they
soon returned with the boys in tears.
The lads acknowledged that they had
each taken a board or two and were
locked up.
About two o'clock Callahan's father
came into the Gregory street station and
wanted to know what he was locked up
for. When he was informed he became
indignant, and asked the Captain for
Policeman Harrison White's number.
"What do you want his number for?"
asked the Captain.
"Well, I was told that the lumber was
iu his yard," replied Callahau hotly.
This imputation against the honesty of
one of his men w its too much for the Cap
tain, and he cross-exaniiued Callahau at
The latter became agitated, and mixed
his answers up so that he impressed all
who heard hint with the opinion that he
was prevaricating. So Captain McKaig
sent Sergeant Archibald to White's house
on Prescott place to investigate. When
the sergeant reached the house, almost
the first thing he saw iu White's yard was
the missing lumber.
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explain its presence in the yard. He said
that Mr. Elsey had ^promised him a load
of old boxes, and yesterday his watch
man met him and told him that there
was a load of old boards in front of the
slaughter house for him and that he
should get a truck aud take them away.
Accordingly he procurred a truck aud
had the lumber removed to his yard. The
boys were discharged.
Mr. Jackson, of Hampton, Meets Two
*'<,'011" Men at tlie Krie Depot.
Nathaniel Jackson, an unsophisticated
citizen of Hampton, Orange county, X.
Y., fell into the hands of confidence men
jn this city yesterday, aud was relieved of
in cash.
He was waiting for his train at the Erie
depot, when he was approached by a
gonial stranger, who after ascertaining
his address, stated he was about to go into
business in the same town. The sharper
pretended to Mr. Jackson that he was
011 his way there, but was obliged to wait
for his trunk.
The trunk didn't show up and the
sharper prevailed upon Mr. Jackson to
accompany him to Third street to see
about it. As the two were passing No.
285 Third street the bunco man met a hail
fellow well met and asked the loan of a
few dollars.
The hail fellow well met was only too
glad to accommodate the borrower, pro
vided he could get a 1900 check cashed.
Mr. Jackson could not cash it, but offered
to loan his new friend $7 till they reached
As soon as the money was handed over
the two schemers quietly slid away from
Mr. Jackson's presence, and left him to
reflect upon the ease with which he had
been duped. He put the matter into the
hands of the police.
SubKtantiul Aid to Strikers.
The concerts given In aid of the striking
boiler makers who have been unable to
llnd employment realized over ttiOO. Of
the sixty men who struck for a reduction
of hours at the Tidewater Oil Company,
Constable Hook, all have got work except
ton men. Among these ten this sum
will be divided
Killed on un Kxcuinlon Train.
Frank Buckley, a Tenafly youth,boarded
the Shohola excursion train ou the north
ern road this morning, at Tenaily. At
Middletown he attempted to jump from
the train while in motion. His head was
smashed by a switch sign, and he died
almost instantly.
Carl Krleger'e Strang* Story—He, Too,
Was Drugged and Robbed at the
Volkefest In Sehuetzen Park—The
Coroner's Inquest.
Coroner Brackner held an inquest last
evening on the case of Charles Buckrath.
the man whose body was found in
Scauetzen Park the morning after the
Plattdeutsche Volksfest. The Coroner's
office was crowded, ι
Twelve intelligent Union Hill citizens,
faced him and looked wise and nodded
their heads from time to time when the
evidence seemed to promise interesting
The first witness called was James Earl
the Chief of the Sehuetzen Park police,
Karl said that on the morning after the
Fest he, with Policeman Davitt, was
watching the stands. It was about five
Herman Tangeman, a lad who has
charge of the boats, ran up and told him
that a dead man was lying back of Waas'
stand. When Earl saw the man he was
lying on his fuce in the grass.
He noticed a scratch over his eye and
also that his right trousers pocket had
been turned out. He noticed the two
benches placed together. He saw no
woman in white; and Knew of no gang
being in the park. The dead man was
lying on the left side of the bench—as
though he had rolled ofT.
Policeman Davitt was next called, and
corroborated Karl's evidence.
"I found the pocket handkerchief,"
said he, "stained with blood and marked
Α. Ο. I noticed a pool of blood under it.
The blood was clotted.
"The left hand trousera pocket of the
dead man was turned out. There ap
{reared to have been a tussle where the
îandkerchief was found, but the ground
was only in the condition of a hundred
other places in the Park."
Une of the jurors m questioning Davut
made some bitter remarks about entrust
ing the care of 20,000 people to sixteen
policemen, but he finally quieted down.
Kx-Coioner John Gschwind was next
He had seen the body as it lay, and de
scribed the circumstances much as the
others had done.
He at once called attention to the fact
that the man had been robbed. There
were no marks on the man's throat.
"Yes," said he in answer to a question,
"I have seen bodies of men who died from
both smothering and strangulation.
There is more evidence towards the
smothering than the strangulation
Mrs. Waas, the wife of Freeholder Waas,
who kept the stand behind which Huck
rath was found, testified that she had seeif
a man lying on the ground about twenty
feet back of the stand at eleven o'clock
that night.
A woman was bending over him, trying
to lift him up. He appeared to be very
drunk. The womnn was dressed in
white, wore a black belt and a sailor hat,
trimmed with white.
She was rather slim and of medium
height. Nothing wits said by her. The
waiters said nothing to Mrs. Waas about
finding the body until the next morn
Policeman B. P. Stamford did special
duty at the park during the Fest. He told
a rambling story about a woman coming
to him on the grand platform and asking
him to help her young man, whom a gang
had robbed.
Stamford found the man leaning
against a tree. The man told him three
men had taken $5 from him. but, strange
to tay, had left him a gold and silver
watch and the rest of his money. The
man was a smooth faced German and had
evidently been drinking.
The woman came to Stamford about
forty-five minutes after, and said that the
men had come back. This time the young
German was very drunk, but as the
woman said she would take care of him,
Stamford lelt him in lier charge. She
was dressed in black, and was short and
"Yes," said he, "it was strange that
she left him to look for help without
screaming. The men who robbed ran
througli the bushes. I didn't follow, as I
was alone. I saw the man and woman
sitting on the grass together, near the
spot where the body was found."
Sergeant George Stamford said :— "I
know nothing about the case. 1 did not
show Gschwind a hat with a hole in it.
He was so excited he did not know what
lie was doing."
foil ceiiian ι HiiicK iviugiiL is me muu
who is reported to have started the rumor
that: Buckrath had been shot. He was
next called to the stand.
"1 found η hat," said lie, "in the park.
X gave it to.Uoshwind. 1 said the hole in
it looked like a bullet hole.:'
John Waller, the partner of Freeholder
Waas saw the woman in white trying to
lift the man behind his stand.
Jle saw Zweicke and Deuipf, the two
boys, go toward the clump of bushes
where the body was found with a caudle.
He saw them come back again, but
they said nothing to li iui about finding
Buckrath until the next morning.
"Tliey said they were looking for
money," said lie "I do not know if they
found any."
Constable Duval knew nothing of the
case. W. H. Tangemanu, the boy who
found the body, gave some interesting
"1 went to the Park about half-past
four Thursday morning," he said, "I was
looking tor money.
"I saw the manjlying in the grass. I
tried to wake him, Out then saw that his
face was black, and when I felt his pulbe
could not feel it beat. The right and left
pockets of liis sack coat were turned out.
"1 could not see whether his trousers
packets were turned out or not. 1 did not
touch his pockets. 1 was so frightened
that I ran at ouce for Jim Karl. I have
been in the liabit of going to the park
after picnics to look for money for the
last ten years."
This closed the testimony for last even
ing, and Coroner Brackner adjourned the
inquest until next Friday evening at half
past seven. The testimony of Dr. Con
verse. the County Phvsician, and of the
waiters Zwecke and Stempf, is still to be
The opinion seems to be crowing
stronger that Buckrath was drugged, and
then robbed.
I met Carl Krieger, a saloon keeper of
Hudson street and Park avenue, last even
ing, and he had a strange story to tell.
He went to the Volkstest on Thursday,
ami met a very affable youug man, who
induced him to liavo a glass of beer.
When he drank it lie noticed a bitter taste
and did not want to finish it, but his coin
panioh insisted.
Almost immediately after drinking he
became unconscious, and when he awoke,
found his pockets turned inside out.
His beer had been drugged.
Buckrath may have been treated in a
like manner, and while unconscious he
may have fallen off the bench and
John L.'e Sjiurring Tom·#
Boston. August 28, 18S9.—John L. Sul
livan, having abandoned hope of securing
a place, to give an exhibition here, will
open his sparring tour in New York.
Jack Barnett left for New York last
night to make the preliminary arrange
ments, tail Sullivan will follow probably
ou Sunday night. Sullivan said yester
day that Liney Tracy, of Brooklyn, who
was a big and clever fellow, might be his
sparring companion.
Klalire, the Tin*mltli« Mnrderonely Ai
aalled--Opening the Trial*.
Chicago, August 38, 1889.—Gus Klahre,
the tinsmith who identified Martin Burke
as the man who came to him to hare a tin
box soldered on May β, which box ia
thought to have contained Cronin's cloth
ing, came very near being assassinated
last night. He was walking on Ohio
street at nine o'clock on his way home.
When within a block of there ten or
twelve young men assaulted him, knock
ing him down and beating him about the
head with a blunt instrument. They then
threw him over a fence a distance of
twelve feet. He called for help and ran
toward his house. His cries were heard
by his brother and a servant girl, who
ran to meet him. His assailants Dursued
him almost to the door.
Klahre became unconscious as he
entered the house and nothing could be
learned from him about the assault, and
up to a late hour last night he was unable
to speak or recognize anyone. Klahre is
not Known to have any enemies, unless he
has made them bv his identification of
Burke. No arrests have been made.
At ten o'clock this morning the hearing
of the motions ot the defendants in the
Cronin case for separate trials was begun
in Branch No. 3 of the Criminal Court.
It required two bailiffs at each door to
prevent the room from being over
The prisoners were brought in under
guard shortly before ten o'clock and all
except O'Suliivan appeared self pos
sessed. The iceman was moody and si
lent. Proceedings were begun by Attor
ney Forest announcing to the Court that
he would like to file another affidavit in
the motion of Coughlin for a separate
It had reference to the evidence of Cap
tain Schaack before the Coroner's jury,
about the statement Woodruff made to
him. The affidavit was filed without
Judge Wing then began an argument
in Coughliu's behalf.
wKfjfciN V1LLK Uri lZJKJiS
Moving Actively in the Matter of Loia^
One of the most enthusiastic meetings
yet held by the Citizens' Improvement
Association, of the Sixth District, was
that of last night at Metropolitan Hall.
A delegation from the Lafayette Citi
zens' Improvement Association was pres
ent and participated in the proceedings.
As soon as the meeting was called to
order Mr. Smolze. chairman of the com
mittee appointed to see about the
repairs of Ocean avenue, reported that
he hail waited upon Corporation Counsel
Edwards and procured a regularly drawn
petition, which was read to the meeting
and signed by all present. Ex-Commis
sioner did not quite like the form of the
He said he had been plainly told by the
Street and Water Commissioner that
they were not yet ready to re
pair the avenue in question, unless
the citizens directly interested
would stand one-third of the cost. He
was sure they were not willing to accede
to this proposition.
Progress was was reported in the mat!
of the old Bergen sewer as well as that on
Hooker avenue. Contractor O'Neill was
criticised for using too much sand in his
They had already been assessed for that
which they had never received.
The committee took the inspector of the
1 looker avenue sewer to task for notching
fences to indicate where the sewer pipes
connected instead of keeping a profile
map of t he connections. The Chief En
gineer will be asked to have a proper map
The fact that no action had been taken
by the Street Commissioner relative to the
secretary's communication concerning
the Noble street obstruction was un
favorably commented upon.
John Morrell was elected corresponding
Messrs. Ilale, Oliver and Wegrnan were
appointed a committee in relation to the
Woodlawn sewer.
Mr. Lembeck, in reply to a question as
to paving between railroad tracks, said
that the railroad company is willing to do
what is right, and Messrs. Kouth and
Detwiller were appointed to wait on
President Thurston.
Mr. Stelfens, of the Lafayette Associa
tion, asked for co-operation in extending
Paeitic avenue across the canal. It was
proposed to have it extended into Garfield
avenue, and Messrs. Oliver, Simpson, Uet
willer, Lembeck and McBurney were
deputed to look after the mattea.
Necessity for a Speedy Commencement
of Work Upon It.
Chief Murphy nod President Feeney, of
the Police Hoard, impressively went into
the Mayor's private office this morning
and closed the door behind them.
The rumor immediately flew about the
City Hall that au important conference
was in session on the s'ubiect of the new
station house. It turned out, however,
that the police officials only
went to look at the Mayor's
copv of the law authorizing the erection
of the new building in order to ascertain
if the law could throw any light on the
architectural muddle.
They found, they say, that the Board of
Street and Water Commissioners is alone
empowered to erect the buildiug and,
consequently, had all to say about the
The chances of Mr. Broome being en
trusted with the supervision of the new
Headquarters are therefore considered
It is not believed that much delay will
be encountered in the progress of the
work. Chief of Police Murphy said this
morning, however, that unless work be
commenced soon, it might not lie possible
to put up the new building this fall. It
will stand upon the site of the present
Gregory street station.
It will lie necessary, the Chief says, to
drive piles for the foundation, and work
must therefore be beguu at the earliest
possible momeut.
The Police Hoard will hire a building
near by for occupancy while the new
building is goiiiL' up.

Rumor Tlmt the Employer» Have Yielded
--Good for Germany.
By Cable to the L'iiited Press.
Los DON", August :i8, 1889.—The wharf
ingers, shippers and merchants are press
ing the dock companies to yield to the
strikers. They declare that the dock
companies, by their action, are driving
trade to other ports.
The companies complain of the pressure
that is being brought upon them to recede
frrm their position, and their representa
tives promise to answer those that are im
portuning them to settle with the men
There are more at work today than at
any time since the strike was inaugurated.
The mail steamers are being loaded
slowly. The tea car men have resumed
work. The prospects for a settlement are
more hopeful, several ships with cargoes
of sugar arc lying in the Thames and at
The sugar was all brought up today in
tifteeu minutes at sixpence advance and
sent bv train to London.
At three p. m. a rumor prevails that the
dock companies have conceded the de
mauds of the strikers.
Berlin", August 28, 1889.—There was a
general rise on the Bourse here today in
coal and iron mining shares caused by a
belief that the laborers' strike in London
will result in a general rise in wages
throughout England, which would be
detrimental to English commercial inter
ests with foreign markets
She Had Just Started With
a Crowd Bound for
Coney Island.
A Party of Colored Excursionists
Suffer a Great Fright, and Almost
Lose Their Heads.
A Are broke ont on the Annex boat,
which carries passengers from Jersey
City to the Coney Island boats in New
York, this afternoon, but fortunately was
extinguished before any damage was
done. The boat was the Charles Sill, and
it was about to proceed to New York to
meet the Coney Island boat which leaves
Pier 1 at 1 o'clock.
There were but few passengers on
board. A lady and gentleman were the
sole occupants of the main deck, while on
the deck above were a lady and gentle
man, several children and a party of col.
ored folks.
The gang plank was cast off, the engine
were started and the boat had just backed
clear of the wharf, when a smoke, accom
panied by an odor ot burning oU, roUed
out of the engine room.
A cry immediately rose that the boat
was on Are and at once the colored women
commenccd to scream and act as though
they had lost their heads.
The engineer and pilot, however, stuck
to their posts and soon run the nose of the
boat up to the Adams Express pier.
The passengers on the lower deck
rushed through the smoke which was
pouring from the enirine room, and
reached the pier in safety. The colored
people were helped by the employees of
the Express Company to their pier, where
they kept up their screaming and danc
ing*. ^
sylvania lire department, and the chemi
cal engine, under command of ex-Com
missioner John Brennan, was soon on the
spot. A line was quickly run into the
engine room and the fire was soon extin
guished. ,';|g
The whistles of the ferry boats soon
brought the Pennsylvania fire tugs to the
scene, but their services were not re
auired. The fire originated from soma
waste coming in contact with the fire box.
Λ Strong, Compactly Built Platform
Adopted by Ohio Democrats.
Dayton, O., August 28, 1889.—The
Democratic State Convention met in the
Skating Rink at twenty minutes past ten
this morning, and was calied to order by
Mr. Norton, of Seneca, chairman of the
State Central Committee. Mr. Norton»
after congratulatory remarks to the con"
vention, gave Governor Foraker a terrible
This eloquent but severe arrangement
of Foraker was received with lively satis
faction. This speaker's reference to
Grover Cleveland elicited the most hearty
cheering, which kept up for some
The following is the platform adopted
by the Convention,
1. The Democracy of Ohio in Convention as
sembled approve the declaration of principles
made by the National Democracy in St. Louis in
1888, and especially- that part or it demanding
reduction of tariff taxes. We will continue the
battle for tariff reform until the cause of the
people is triumphant.
2. We regard trusts, in whatever form organ
ized, as the legitimate result of our present
tariff system, and we demand the repeal of all
tariff taxes that enable them to extort from the
people exorbitant prices for the products they
3. We again acknowledge the great debt of
gratitude the nation owes to the heroes of the
late war, and we declare in favor of just, liberal
and equitable pension laws.
4. We denounce the Republican administra
tion for its repeated violation of its pledges ia
behalf of Civil Service Reform.
5. We denounce the present State administra
tion as the most partisan, demoralizing and ex
travagant in our history. We invite the careful
investigation of all citizens into our financial
affairs, as shown by our official records.
ti. We protest against the repeated enactment
of laws vesting the appointing power in the
Ciovernor, enabling him to control the local
boards of our leading cities. While depriving
them of self government, it constructs a vast
political machine that is at all times dangerous
and, in the hands of a partisan chief executive,
has become a positive menace to the people of
thl·» ΜίΛί,«.
The nomination of the Governor of Ohio for α
third term, in violation of all precedent, by the
notorious and disgraceful use of patronage at
his command, is an outrage against the people,
and should be rebuked at the polls.
We heartily favor Home Rule in Ireland, and
Ave demand it also for Ohio. While favoring all
laws that sacredly protect the ballot box and the
honest voter we demand the enactment of law»
that will enable our cities to choose their owa
servants and control their own affairs.
John A. McMahon, Chairman.
C. C. Cook, Secretary.
After the platform came the nomina
James E. Campbell, of Cincinnati, and
Virgil P. Kline, of Cleveland, have been
put iu the race.
Campbell was nominated on the second
President Feelc, of the Colored Cooks,
Couldn't Pav for Hie Boat.
There was a lively time at the Morris
Street Dock this morning. The first an
nual excursion of the Public Colored
Cooks and Waiters' Association had been
The barge William H. Vanderbilt was
to have left the dock at ten o'clock sharp
for Sylvan Beach. When the time for
leaving came it was found there were
only about one hundred and fifty people
The receipts were not sufficient, and the
officers of the barge refused to proceed
on the trip till the boodle was placed at
their disposal.
President F. W. Feeks. of the Associa
tion, the man who had handled the funds,
was immediately surrounded by the mob
who had beeu ordered oil the barge, and
who demanded their money back.
He claimed he had paid out all he re
ceived and could do nothing more, that
the committee had put out η number of
tickets for which no returns had been
made. Many of them were said to have
been sold below price.
Feeks was taken before Sergeant O'Con
nor at the Gregory street station house,
and after giving his explanation was iet
go, and an angry crowd are yet in search
of their money.
The services of the special officers were
Ε aid for, and Feeks himself paid fJ5 for
ar privilege, and anticipated making up
his losses on the sale of refreshments.
Fair Weather.
WASHINGTON', D. C., August 38, 1889.—
For Eastern New York and New Jersey,
fair, stationary temperature, northeast
erly winds. For Western New York, fair,
slightly warmer, southeasterly winds.
The Weather at Hartnett's.
August ST. few- I August SB. Dtg.
At 8 P. M ΤΗ ! At «Α. M M
At β P. M 73 ; At β Α. M IK
At 9 P. M Î0 I At noon 7i
At miUuifiht 471

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