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LAST EDITION ■ crsci) Citg CU>S / LAST EDITION. VOL. I NO. 167. JERSEYCÏTY. FRIDAY. 8EP ΙΈ M BE R 13. 1889 PRICE TWO CENTS. KILKENNY REPUBLICANS War to the Knife at Sev eral of Their Primaries Last Night. 9 SCENES AT THE POLLS. Bamsay Wins in the First, Sey mour in tbe Second, and Colonel Toffey in the Fifth. The Republican primaries for choice of delegates to the State Convention, held throughout the county last night, were exciting in mauy places. Notices of pro. test have been filed against the an nounced results in the First, Second and Seventh' districts. Speaking generally, it may be said that Kamsay swept the First, Seymour the Second, and Toffey the Fifth district. The Fifth district primary was as lively a political circus at has been seen in this city in many a day and resulted In a most crushing defeat for Major Ζ. K. Pangborn. Out of a delegation of eight the Toffey men claim seven sure and go so far as to declare that, us be tween Young and Toffey,the eighth man, Druggist Frank O. Cole, is fer Toffey. The prynary was one of the largest ever held in tbe district and when Chairman Hamblen called it to order shortly after eight o'clock, Fairmount Hall was packed almost to suffocation. Among those present were several well known politicians whom the new district ing had thrown into the Fifth. NEW BOLD HURLS A BOMB. T nitmor Μ Φ XTanrhnl/l whrt ία nrifl of Pungborn'e deadliest enemies, nominated one of the newcomers, J. Herbert Potts, for chairman, and he was elected with mnch applause. Scarcely had this died away when Mr. Newbold moved that the eight delegates apportioned to the dis trict be elected at large, iustead of by pre cincts, as heretofore. This was the red flag which stirred up the bull of discord. Several of Jimmie Young's supporters had the precincts all fixed, and if Mr. Newbold's motion prevailed their little schemes would go for naught. Brother Hopkins moved as an amendment that the primary proceed as heretofore and choose the delegates by precincts. Mr. Newbold explained that under the redistricting the Fifth now had ten pre cincts and only eight delegates. If the old method was resorted to some precinct would be left, which was dishonest and unrepublican. This brought Brother Williams to his feet. Brother Williams had, or thought he had, things fixed to go to Trenton from the Third precinct, and he did not intend to be knocked out of his little picnic for any sentiment, republican or otherwise. So he declared that Mr. Newbold's proposi tion was'nn innovation to him. He had been attending primaries in the district for seventeen years, and he did not know of an instunce where delegates were chosen except by precincts. James C. McBurney tried to pour oil on . the rising waters by telling how hard he had worked in the County Committee to get ten delegates and how his labor had been In vain. WILLIAMS GROWS PATHETIC. Then Mr. Newbold obtained the floor again and mildly hinted at Mr. Williams' Interest in the precinct method. Of course Mr. Williams hod to reply, and With an air of injured innocence he acknowledged that he wanted to go to Trenton, and pathetically enquired if it was not an honoruble ambition. Then he solemnly declared that in clamoring for the electiou by precincts he was only fol lowing the dictation of the District BVvermtixr#» flnmmittefi. Mr. Newbold asked Mr. Williams how he was going to divide the eight dele gates among teu precincts, to which Mr. Williams replied by saying that tho Executive Committee had arranged that the seven precincts of the old district should have each one delegate, but how the other one was to be divided among the other three precincts he didn't seem to know. While this controvery was going on be tween Mr. Williams and Lawyer New bold the members ot the convention crowded around the speakers and encour aged them with cries and shouts. Koch side made no bones over insinuating that the anxiety displayed by the other for a fair "and honest primary only thinly dis guised their intention to capture the pri mary. Finally, amid the confusion. Alderman Jewkes was heard to suggest that no new precincts had yet been created in the dis trict. Jimmie Young snapped the sug gestion up and raised a point of order that inasmuch as the Board of Aldermen had not as yet created the new precincts all talk about them was out of order. Mr. Potts, however, ruled that Mr. Newbold's motion was in order and the turmoil broke out afresh. Police Commissioner Otto Meyer, who comes into the Fifth under the redis ricting, was present with a select follow ing from Shinney Park. He managed to make himself heard bv the chairman above the din and said that the republi cans in his part of the district would want to be represented. Captain Bush, the gallant rifle inspector of the Fourth Regiment, declared that the newcomers claimed recognition with a poor grace, as there were no new pre cincts yet, and characterized Mr. New bold's motion as a scheme. YOUXG WAXES SARCASTrCAL. Jimmy Young next got the floor and waxed sarcastical at Mr. Newbold's ex pense. He declared that if the latter gentle man really wanted fair play and an honest primary, he would vote for the precinct method, and lie moved that the primary retire by precincts and make nominations.. Mr. Newbold and Mr. Williams got at it again over ihe ques tion whether the Executive Committee did order the election by precincts. Williams claimed it did and Newbold claimed it didn't. Finally Charlie Rowe got up and, as a member of the Executive Committee, de clared that the committee took noaction. Cheers from the Newbold or Toffey men mingled with cries from the Young men that Mr. Koe was mistaken, to put it mildly. Mr. Williams was not satisfied and de manded the secretary's minutes, which, when produced, provetW both sides to be right in a measure. The Executive Committee had recom mended the old way, but with the proviso that if the primary saw fit It should adopt some other method. Mr. Beclitold moved as an amendment that one delegate be chosen by each of the seven old precincts, and that the other three delegates be chosen by the three new precincts ut large. Kx-Com mlssioner Meyers moved that a commit tee of five be appointed by the chair to make nominations. Thereupon Chair man Potts delivered himself of a whole chunk of Cashing'· manual, the effect of which was that Mr. Meyers' motion was out of order. Λ POINT FOR THE TOUNGITES. Finally the vote on the amendment was taken, but so loud was the response on both sides that adivlsion had to ue taken. Chairman Potts directed those in favor of the motion to go to the right aide of the hall. Then there wa» a great hubbub. Dele gates began to clamor to know which was the right side of the room. Cries of "all in favor of fair play and honest primaries on this side." "That ain't the right side," and similar calls filled the air. Mr. Isaac Romaine, for the Toffeyites, and Mr. McBurney, for the Youngites, counted the vote with considerable diffi culty, and announced 117 in favor of the amendment and 98 opposed to it. That seemed to settle the mutter. The Young ites were jubilant, and carried the ques tion as amended with à rush. Then the precincts went off to select three dele gates. BUT TOFFJSY GETS THK DELEGATES. In the meantime the convention had finished its labors and chosen these dele gates to the State Convention:— First precinct, P. W. Levering; Second precinct, George B. Eaton; Third precinct. Charles W. laws; Fourth precinct, Charles H. Voorhis- Fifth precinct, John P. Landrinc; Sixth precinct, Frank O. Cole; Seventh precinct, Robert Ingram; at large for the remaining three precincts, J. P. Burdètt. When the result was made known the Toffey men were jubilant, and gave vent to their satisfaction in a characteristic way, while the Young men quickly left the hall. The delegates are said to favor Grubb for Governor, with John Kean, tfr. for a second choice. RAMSAY ON TOP. He Vanquishes His Enemies in the First District. Hot! It was just red hot. And the poor Majah. Well, to borrow from the powerful effort of one of the brilliant and polished editorial writers of an alleged local newspaper, the Majah "got it—in the neck." It was not the interest the voters had in the Majah's antipathy and command that caused the strong and bitter opposition to General Ramsay, there would have been practically no op position on that score. The name of ex Fire Commissioner John Brennan had not been nut on the ticket of the regulars. His friends were offended at tile supposed Intentional siignt una rnmeu to his support. They mude a splendid flght, but the skilful old political warrior they combatted had anticipated a big battle and he was not caught napping. He had his army out in command o£ able lieutenants, and the First district was scoured for the absentees. The enemy, too, hustled, and the colored troops, under command of Captain Cosey, fought nobly. Scarcely a dusky voter in the lower section of the city was missed. THE PRIMARY. The primary was held at Nathan's shoe shop, in Gregory street, opposite the police station. The proximity of a squad of conservators of the peace undoubtedly had a restraining influence and prevented several collisions. Boasts and threats too were abundant, but no blood. The calm est mau at the poll was General Kamsay. His effective work told. Two hundred excited or curious men were congregated about the diugy polling place. It is true that a large vote had been polled, but the announcement when the polls closed that 612 votes had been cast, astonished the experienced politicians. It was suspici ously high. When the votes were counted, and only 539 could be fished from the dark corners of the chest, which served as the ballot box, the defeated faction in stantly raised the cry of fraud aud skin. The voting was so active that not many, if any, bogus tickets were deposited ex cept by the old trick of folding one ballot in another. The gentlemen in charge of the tea chest were Oscar Frieburg, Charles Kills, Thomas Durancey and John Murphy. ET TU, M'GIRR. A singular feature is that Cattle In spector .James McGirr, who was appointed iiU -JJ _ C Γ1 1 the opposition ticket anil openly worked for it. There were three tickets. The regular had the names of Flavcl McGee, William M. Brien, Horace H. Farrier, John Rani3ay, Abram Post and John A. Blair as the delegates. The opposition ticket was headed by John Brennan, and those who joined in the sad chorus, "And I went with him," were James McGirr, A. B. C. Cosey, John Graham and William D. Ives. The name of Horace Farrier, who was oil the regular ticket , was also on the opposition ballot. Another ticket that was peddled was the regular ticket, with Brennan's name substituted tor Blair's. It was midnight when the vote was an nounced. All the régulas werer elected by a handsome margin. The vote was as follows:—Regulars—McGee, 321; Brien, 333; Ramsay, 320; Post, 883; Blair, 305; Far rier (no ouposition) 52». The opposition— Brennan, 223; Ives, 196; Graham, 199; Mc Girr, 191; Cosey, 194. The delegates are not pledged for any candidate. They will have a caucus before going to Tren ton, however, and decide which one of the aspirants for the empty honor to sup port. SEYMOUR WINS. A Sharp Tliretf Cornered Fight in the Second District. The battle in the Second district was at the primary held at No. 818 Railroad ave nue. The result will not tend to appease the wrath of the Major. He demanded that Rod. Seymour be interred in the political cemetery. Rod. was not buried by a large majority. "The auti-Seymour republicans are on deck," quoth the Major. So were the Seymour republicans, and the '•slow" ex Judge was just fast enough to get them there in a sufficient number to rout the band the Major had put on deck. It was strange to see in this corner of the old Horseshoe such men as ex-Mayor Collins aud Judge Wanser working like beavers. Alderman Scliormerhoru, too. did some clever canvassing before the polls opened; il 1-λ V. λ il +n tn Ira Itïc ΤΛ1 ηηη ni- tka Κη%· with Charles Conway, William Sander son and Jake Ziuimerlee. There were three tickets there, which were classitied by a politician as the regular, the "Mary Kennedy" and the McGowan factious. The triangular contest was exciting but It was a quiet, peaceable battle, free from friction. Many who voted there are not strangers at Democratic primaries. They were not challenged, as the regulars were coniident of success, and they desired to avoid breakinsr the harmony that pre vailed. The votes dropped in the box in quick succession from the opening to the close, and a few tardy ones were shut out. There were 314 votes cast. The regular ticket, containing the names of Gilbert Collins, R. B. Seymour and George Bannon, Jr., received ISO votes; that with the names of George Hill, John Schafer and John Hintit, 74 votes, and that with Elmer B. Yale, George Bannon and Joseph Fitzheuny as the delegates, got 32 votes. The regular ticket beat, the com bined opposition over two to one. At the Lafayette end of the district the primary was held at Kaiser's saloon, on Johnston avenue. There was only one ticket in the Held, and P. W. M. West aud Fred K. Wi^iit were the delegates chosen. Committeeman Broderick had a little primary of his own in this dis trict. He and several committeemen of the district had u secret meeting, and quietly agreed to order α joint primary. Tliey ignored the general order of the County Committee, aud will, undoubt edly, be sat upon hard by the Comity Committee. The Broderick party had a nice quiet time at the oilice of English & (Continued u» tStcuiid l'ayt.) CARPENTER DE BAUN GONE HUT THE PRETTY JERSEY CITT DRESSMAKER IS STILL HERE. She Denies That She Kver Knew De Baun or Contemplated Kloplng with Him—The Story as Told by the De serted WlTe. Henry De Baun, a well to do carpenter of Hoboken, was suspected of having eloped with a pretty "Jersey City dress maker. That Henry has gone is sure, but the woman who was supposed to have been hie companion is still in this city, for a Jeiîsey City News reporter talked with her this morning. She indignantly denied the stories pub lished In this morning's World to the ef fect that she had eloped with I)e Baun. It is easy to Bee liow such a nlistake could have been made by a newspaper, not par ticularly careful of the rights of private individuals. The woman answers very closcly to the description given by Mrs. De Baun, of the woman who has been seen at various resorts with lier husband, and the letters found are sigued—or said to be—with her name. In her own be half she denies that she ever knew De Baun. Whatever may be her connection with the case she has not eloped with the man, and she denies that she has any in tention of doing so. Mrs. De Baun knew of her hus band's intimacy with another woman. Various stories reached her ears and she has often found notes in the desk at his shop in a feminine hand, making ap E ointments of various kinds, and signed y "Your loving Jennie." The letter head had upon it a certain address in Jersey City. One of these notes was dated July !34, 1889. De Baun wiis vflrv rn.rolp«« nhhnt, t,h«m p.if.hftr hf» cause he felt that hie wife would never make trouble for liim or because he did not suspect her of visiting his shop. DE BAUN SELLS OUT. Monday last ne sold his business and the shop on Sixth street, Hobokeu, to Kinorsen Brothers for cash, realizing a neat sum, as liis business was in α pros perous condition, and there were a num ber of good accounts on the books. Late that night he went to his home and re tired. He arose at his usual time on Tuesdey, and, after having breakfasted, told his family that he would ηφ be home until seven o'clock in the evening. From the house he went to George Reilly's livery stable, No. 79 Washington street, where he sold his horse for $50. . He next visited the Second National Bank, where he drew all the money he had deposited, telling the clerks he was going on a business trip to the West. He has not been seen since. A POPULAR MAN. De Baun is well known in Hoboken, having done work for a number of busi ness houses. He was formerly in busi ness down town with a Mr. McKenzie, under the firm name of De Baun & Mc Kenzie. A few years ago they dissolved partner ship, and De Baun's wife bought the shop corner of Sixth and Court streets for him. He was of a sociable disposition, and had a large circle of friends and acquaint ances. He was a well built and handsome man, and was popular with the opposite sex, for whose society he evinced a strong fondness. He has two nrettv daughters. aged sixteen and nineteen years respect ively. THE WIFE'S STORY. I called at the house, No. SO Bloom field street, yesterday morning, and saw Mrs. De Baun and her daughters. Her eyes were red and swollen from weeping. She is a retined, good looking woman, with a certain air of dignity about her. At first she declined to say a word about the affair, but her daughters com pelled her to say something. ι "I am ashamed to think that this dis grace should fall upon me and my daughters," she said. "He left us on Tuesday morning, promising to be back at seven o'clock that evening. I felt that he would never return when I heard of the sale of the shop. "i have known of my husband's actions for the past four or five months. I had heard rumors of his infidelity, but did not believe them until I found the letters in the drawer of his desk. I have also found telegrams, to which was signed the same name as that on the letters. "I understand that the woman is a dressmaker. I have found a photograph of a young and pretty woman, on which was written the name Jennie. "From the letters and telegrams that I.have found I thought that he had gone with that woman." Mrs. De liaun seemed utterly pros trated with grief at her husband's es capade. FUNERAL OF S. S. COX, Many Distinguished Men Are Present at the Last IUtes. The funeral of the late S. S. Cox oc. curred at the First Presbyterian Church on Fifth avenue, New York, shortly after ten o'clock this morning. At a few minutes after nine the pews began to fill up, and by the time the services were be gun the doors had to be closed and many turned away. A large throng collected on the steps and sidewalk in spite of the downpour of rain. The tioral tributes were unusually of the altar. Among the most noticeable pieces was one in the centre just behind the pulpit, a cross six feet high of rosebuds white carnations, orchids aiul lilies, and inscribed "Our Friend." It was the gift of the Boston better Carriers' Associa tion. The Order of Elks sent au urn composed of red and white roses on a bed of pinks. Above and below the urn were two white doves and the inscription "Our Firm Friend." The largest and most uovel piece came from the letter carriers of New York. It was shaped like a huge envelope of red, white and tea roses, and the postmark, which was of blue immortelles, read:— "New York, «—10—89—8:80 p. m., P. O." The superscription, "Our Champion," was in Immortelles. The United States Life Saving Service sent an immense wreath of roses. At twenty minutes past ten the funeral cortege arrived. The first iu line was Grover Cleveland and Vice President Morton. Immediately behind came Gen eral Sherman and Judge Daley, Mr. H. Northrup, John T. Agnew, George Hoadley. Douglas Taylor, S. J. Kimball aud George Francis Train. Then came the bier. Sergeant-at-Arma J. P. i<eedom, of the House of Representatives, took charge of the ceremonies. Chaplain W. H. Milburn, of the House of Representa tives officiated, assisted by the Rev. T. Dewitt Talmage and the Rev. Dr. Deems. Awarding the Prizes. Last Tuesday evening St. Peter's Lyceum awarded the prizes to the mem bers who had sold the largest number of tickets for the Lyceum's recent excursion. Eighty members were present. Father Lyuch presented the prizes, and Vice President John K. Kelly acted as chair man. Michael Maloney. floor manager, was awarded the first prize, a. diamond Î)iu; the second, a gold badge,' went to lames O'Keefe, aud John Chambers got a gold headed cauo for third prize. Sinking Fund Affair*. Some time ago the Sinking Fund Com missioners advertised iu tlio newspapers of this city and New A'urk with α view to purchasing the $306,000 worth of bonds which will fall due In November. The onlj- response which they have re ceived thus far to their "ad" is one offer of $21,500 from a New York firm. On August 30 the commissioners loaned the city $75,000 and on September 5 $84,000. Both of these loans were call loans at four and a half per cent interest. KO BILLS PAID. The Freeholders l>o Bmlneii With a Slim Quorum. The Coroner's bills received another black eye at the hands of the Board of Freeholders yesterday at the adjourned meeting held by the members. The amount due the Coroners and Morgue keepers is about $800, and are statutory claims which must be paid. They were laid over. Freeholder Boyle wanted the Board to pay George Newbold $103 for flower plants furnished Snake Hill, and this was also lost. "I have been informed," said Free holder Nelson, "that tnere is not money enough to meet these claims that have been presented, and as I understand, the County Collector's report is here, I would like to hear it read." He shot at Director Steger and Free holder Pairson, who positively declared that the claim of Munson had not been sold to a broker when it had been, and on the strength of these statements Nelson voted to pay the bill. The Clerk read the following report from the Collector showing the condition of the finances up to September 11, 1889:— Name of account. Overdrawn. Balance. Courts — 85.7M 8G Jail. Court House, etc.... 2,921 &* Snake Hill store room.... 1,50a 26 Support of lunatics $4,801 00 Salaries of mnmbere 8,000 00 Salaries of officers 2,166 74 Coroners and niorguea... 270 00 Elections 2,862 85 Stationery and indexing. 2,ii76 H'i Advertising and printing. CDS 43 Incidentals 18,616 75 Payment of bonds falling clue 10,000 00 For sinking fund due Jnne 1,1«M 25,000 00 ru ν mem υι interest gu debt Payment of interest on County Road and bridges bonds Temporary loans Permanent improvements Bridges Public Highways Commissioners of Land records County Lunatic Asylum.. Alms House Penitentiary Totals ier.rro oa $140,®» 49 The overdrafts amount to $37,770.63, making an exçess of balance $34,451.07, from which 111,OCX) must be deducted and laid aside to pay contract work and the architect. This leaves an actual balance of 123,451.97, which is all the county has to meet the current expenses until Septem 1 ber. Out of this balance $S,000 worth of contract claims must be paid and several thousand dollars worth of requisition. Without the requisitions when the con tracts are paid the board will have on hand 815,451.97, or about one-fourth of the amount necessary to meet the expenses of the county. The Freeholder most affected by the re port is Boyle, tha chairman of the Com mittee on County Institutions. He bas permitte the almshouse to overdraw $9,087,49 and the penitentiary $18,234.10, or 27.821.59 in all, besides other sums from minor committees. Edward Tier uey was transferred as bridge attendant to De underkeeper at the penitentiary and Charles Paulston was made bridge atteudaut. James Anderson, a baker at the Alms house, wanted his pay. Freeholder Boyle said that there is bread enough at the Almshouse to last but one day. "I am willing to take the consequences," said Nelson, "and I vote ugainst favoring the bill. We have not the money to pay the bill." "I want the clerk instructed," exclaimed Freeholder Hennessy, in auger, "to at once telephone the baker that his services are no longer required if his bill Is not paid." This apparently failed to frighten any one and the baker was not paid. CLOUDBDIiST AT CONEY ISLAND. 24,155 00 ! 9,087 49 18, £*4 10 3.500 00 5,000 00 20.555 19 4,401 28 2,511 65 1,500 83 9.442 92 Much Damage Done by a Deluge That Descended Last Night. Coney Island, Sept. 18, 1889.—Shortly after midnight last night there was a cloudburst directly over the Island, the water coming down in tremendous quan tities, and doing almost as much damage tenthe lawns in the rear of the big hotels as the waves had done In front. It swelled the many lakes that have been made all over the island nnd this morning a number of the houses and all the small hotels were completely sur rounded with from three to live feet of water. Some of the early risers had secured boats and were rowing around picking up lien coops, boxes, barrels and other property that was floating about on the new made lakes. The cloud burst did considerable dam age to the Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach and Oriental Hotels. Sheepsliead Bay has been greatly swollen by the cloud bursts ana heavy tides, and has flowed over, completely surrounding many of the houses with from three to five feet of water. The inhabitant* in the lower portion of the village are going about iu boats and everybody is living in the upper stories of their houses. The trains experienced great difficulty ingoing to and from the city this morn ing. Something of a panic was created on the first train going out by the wind breaking several of the windows, through which the water poured in sheets. The car rocked to and fro and everybody on board was drenched. lleuniou in Bavonne, A very pleasant reunion took place a few days ago at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Gale, on Avenue C, Bay Tit*» cvonf. vvna moinlv tr» nom. memorate the return to their residence, after its complete alteration and im provement. The gathering was of purely a social nature, and the guests present en joyed themselves most heartily. Among tliose present were Mayor and Mrs. John Newman, the Rev, and Mrs. H. W. F. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Bigoney, Mrs. Con rad Muller. Dr. and Mrs. F. G. Payne, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Stilson, Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor, Mrs. Conover, Mrs. Wil son, Miss Hattie Wliitç, Mrs. Cakes, Mr. Gilbert T. Gale, Mr. E. Gardner and others. Λ Defective Flue. No. 8 Truck responded to a sight lire at Reisenbeiger's, No. 24 Hancock avenue at a quarter past six o'clock this morn ing. A defective Hue was the cause of the lire. Thoro was no damage. The Meeting: Postponed. The meeting of the Local Preachers' Association, which was to have taken filace in the Y. M. C. A. Rooms last even ug, was postponed till next Thursday evening. Asking the Mayor'· Advice. A small delegation of Grove street property owners called upon Mayor Cleve land this morning and asked his advice in regard to the improvement of the street. Vos λ Duobvkhkb Uylk try Bkxc&u·'· Pill*. A FOURTH DISTRICT KICK THE PROPERTY HOLDERS' ASSO CIATION OBJECTS. Flret, to the Tax Valuation*: and, Second» to the Conduct of Affaire Generally Under the New Charter Government. At the regular monthly meeeting of the Fourth District Property Holders' Asso ciation held at Kessler's Hall on Centra1 avenue last evening, some animated criti" cism of the Board of Works and other departments of the city government were rather freely indulged in by the bare quorum of fifteen members. After the routine business of the even ing was disposed of, Mr. Martin Logan opened fire on the city authorities and the press simultaneously, by suggesting that pamphlets of the proceedings of the meet, ing be printed to supply the defective re ports of the press, which, he charged, Iaeked the courage to stroke the fur of the city bosses the wrong way. KICKING AT THE VALUATION. He read to the association a paper giv ing the assessed valuation of real prop erty in the six wards of Jersey City, that showed that, while the aggregate increase in the five words, excluding the Fourth, was only about $500,000, the increase in thfe Fourth ward, in the present tax levy, was *1,081,000. "This," he said, "I say boldly and fear lessly is due to the Incompetency of the present assessor for this district, who was not appointed for his ability, but because of his incompetency and his pliancy as the tool of a ring. And we are now suf fering the penalty they mean to inflict on us for not giving our consent to the adopt tion of the new charter. I would sugges that we follow the example of Harrison and Hoboken property holders, who re fused to oay taxes on an unfair assess ment of value, and bring the matter be fore the courts by writ ο £ certiorari. I know that improved property, the value of which is ίΙΰ,ΟΟΟ, has been assessed at the value of a vacant lot; while other im proved property has been assessed at its full max-ket value. This is due to political pulL" A motion was then carried authorizing the chairman to appoint a committee of three to investigate the matter of the rateable value of property for taxation in the Fourth district, and Messrs. Logan, Alderely and Christian Weber were named, with instructions to report to the association at their earliest convenience. Some sharp criticism of the work of the contractors who are paving Griffith street from Central to Milton avenues Y.'as then made. Mr. Muir said he had seen attempts to use material there which was a flagrant violation of the specification and which the Inspector who was In charge of the work would have permitted to be used, had he not been watched. He was satisfied that material which was Inferior to that called for In the specification was being used in this work. Mr. Logan, who was bent on having the courts redress the wrongs of the op pressed property owners, was again on his feet with his universal panacaa of the law. AN INSPECTOR OF THEIR OWN. "If the property owners are satisfied that the work is not being done accord ing to specification," he urged, "let them refuse u> pay the assessment. That will throw the settlement on the city and a certiorari will determine the rights of the matter." This brought young Mr. Weber to his feet with a pertinent and practical sug gestion. "I am opposed," he said with deter mined emphasis, "to any more fooling in this matter. If the property holders are satisfied that the work is being done imj properly, and that the inspector cannot oe relied on to see that it is done accord ing to specification, let us hire au in spector to see to it ourselves. When we show them that we can successfully thwart their crookedness in one instance we shall have settled it for all the others. ouppujse wc uaro lu cuiuiuy a. tuuu at «λ ζ* (lay for fifty days. That will be «100. Surely au organization of 150 members could raise that sum of money in a com mon cause." To this an objection was made that the association should not be assessed to benefit the property owners in a particu lar locality whose pecuniary interest in the work should prompt them to see that it was well done. Mr. Muir said that If the burden ot the expense was thrown on the shoulders of the property owners it would not be seen to. The association should offer some assistance for the common stood. A motion of Dr. Allen that a meeting of the owners Of property on Griffith av enue should be held on Thursday, Sep tember 19, to discuss the matter, was then carried WANTED, MORE WATE1Î POWER. Mr. Muir complained that the city had taken no steps to supply sufficient force to have the water tench the upper floors of the houses in the district. This seri ously affected the renting value of tiie property. The chairman said that a bill to provide power by meaus of a Worth ingtou pump was In the hands of the Cor poration Counsel. "Yes," broke in a disgusted member, "and Hudspeth has pigeon holed it, and when the Board of Works is asked about the matter they only shrug their shoulders and say:—Well, Mr. Hudspeth will act on the matter when he sees fit: we can't hurry Mr. Hndspeth." A motion was then carried to have a committee wait oil Mr. Hudspeth and get him to report ou the bill that is before him for his action, to give the Fourth district householders water on their second floors, and relieve the landlords of the expense of placing pumps in their houses to make them rentable. Mr. Muir wanted the attention of the Police Department called to the fact that many of the street lamps in the Fourth district were regularly left unlighted. The meeting was then adjourned. Til Ε CIGAR WENT OFF. After Charlie Jordan Had Kindly Loaned It to a Straujter for a Light. A good story is going around town at the expense of Charlie Jordon, the king of practical jokers. Charlie, so the story goes, met Sheriff Davis yesterday, at Tay ITon/1 Qppontorl of flirt ShapifF'a hospitality to the extent of a concha tiua of excellent flavor. Charlie lighted the cigar and started up Exchange Place, and when near Hud sou street he was accosted by a fashiona bly uttired stranger who begged to trouble him for a lhrht. Charlie politely handed the stranger the Sheriff s cigar. The latter proceeded to light the cigar he carried when sud denly the one ho had received from Jor dan exploded with such a loud report as to almost knock the stranger over. Jor don was most profuse in his apologies, but the look that stranger gave him he declares will haunt him till the day of his death. Last night Charlie was looking for the Sheriff with a look in his eye that made all tremble who beheld him. Greenville Hank Stock. Messrs. Det weiler, Brady and Finn, the committee appointed to dispose of the stock of the Greenville bank, reported at last night's meeting that thus far *3,500 worth of stock lias been sold. On ac count of the inclement weather the other committees failed to appear and the meeting was adjourned until Monday night. The First Meeting Since Vacation. Jersey City Consistory oi the Scottish % Rite Masons will meet this evening In Hiram Lodge rooms. This will be the first gathering of the lodge since the sum mer vacation and a full attendance is de sired. THEY'D NO CHOMPS TO DEAL WITH. So Bald Policeman and Election Judge StnrgU, font It Wasn't True. Policeman Edward Sturgis was sus pended this morning by Captain Farrier, and charges of violating the rules of the department have been made against him. The charges are based on his action last evening in arresting a man at the Fifth district primary while he was acting in the capacity of au election officer. The Seventh precinct went out into the hall to choosc its delegate to the State Convention. There wns a bitter contest in that precinct. "Ed" Miller, it is said, had given out that he owned tne precinct and was going to Trenton. Some of the citizens determined to defeat this "honor able ambition," and put up Robert Irv ing. As the ballot was being taken a boyish looking man named Allen came up to vote. Policeman Sturgis, who is said to be « Millerite and who was acting as judge of election, refused to take his vote, as he said someone had challenged it. Allen insisted upon voting, and with mock solemnity Sturgis administered an oath to him. Suddenly he seized the young man by the collar, repeating like a parrot:—"As an officer I arrest you for illegal voting." He was not in uniform nor did he ehow a shield. The crowd about him seemed to think the affair a Joke and began to hustle about Allen and his captor. Sud 'uemy siurgis lira υ Den jonn J. Aiacomoer by the collar and declared that he ar rested him for resisting an officer in the discharge of his duty. He then dragged the two men down Btairs, and with the assistance of another policeman marched them off to the Ber gen Hall station, frequently reminding them on the trip that they "had no chump to deal with" and they couldn't buldoze him. At the station, Captain Farrier, when acquainted with the charge against the men, said that a judge of election should make the charge. "Well, I'm α judge of election," said Sturgis. » "You have no right to be," said the cap tain, "and in so doing you violated the rules of the department." The captain read Sturgis a lecture on the duties of a policeman in connection with political work, and discharged Allen and Macomber. SHOT DEAD IN HIS OFFICE. Murder of F. W. Gosswein, s John Street, New York, merchant. Ε W. Gosswein, a hardware dealer doing business at No. 39 John street, New York, was murdered In his office at twenty minutes to eleven this morning by a man unknown to the employes. The stranger, who, like Mr. Goswein· was an elderly person, enterecï thie store about ten o'clock, and shortly afterward the two men were heard using very loud and vigorous language. The clerks had no intimation that the quarrel was a seri ous one until they heard a pistol shot and the fall of a heavy body. Hushing in they found Mr. Gosswein lying on the floor with a bullet hole in his head. He had died instantly. A policeman was called in and the mur derer, who declined to give his name, was taken to the Old Slip Station. The Cor oner was notified. It has been ascertained that the mur derer's name is Christian Dyhle. He is a machinist, and lives at No. 1215 Sergeant street, Philadelphia. Deyhle had pome trouble recently over a patent suit, been beaten out of it,and on entering G osswein's office today demanded Î500 in order that he might euter the "Old Men's Home" in Philadelphia. Gosswein refused and Deyhle shot him. Tired of Waiting for tlie Grand Jury. John Hayes, of No. 217 Eleventh street, was arraigned before Justice Stilsing this morning for beating his wife Mary. The woman testified that he hit her on the bead with a glass raising α large lump. Hayes denied the charge and when the Justice asked him it he had been arrested before he said he had. "What was done with you?" asked the Justice. "I pleaded guilty," replied Ilayee. "I got tired Availing (or the Grand Jury and thought I might as well put in thirty days, so I pleaded guilty." Further questioning revealed the fact that Hayes had "done thirty days" sev eral times before. He will probably do It again, as he was held. This May Be Constructive Larceny. John Lohinan was in Justice Stilsing's court this morning, not as a prisoner, however, but to explain his complicity in a ratlier shady transaction. A few days ago a lady called upon the Justice siid told him that Lolimau had a horse and wagon, the property of her brother,which he would not .surrender. She and her mother, she said, had pur chased a peddler's wagon for her brother and started him in business. One day he and a companion went ou a spree and, while drunk, sold the horse and wagon to Lohman for $10, the companion giving a receipt. Lolimau refused to give up the horse unless he was paid $20. There will be an examination in the case tomorrow. The First of IU Kind. "Last week," said Judge Stilsing today, "John Bunn was fined $5 by me. He hadu't the money but promised to send it to me if 1 let him go. Policeman Laurence Murray said that he looked honest, and on that I let him go. Today, to my surprise, the money came to me in a letter." The Justice carefully laid the bill «side until he had finished the business of the court, and when he went to look for it, it could not be found anywhere. Hob Pearson thinks the bill was hoo dooed and flew back to New York. Billy Lett'* Yacht Wrecked. The yacht Defiance, of the New Jersey Κΐυΐΐν ViU» .3 UCVU, "l·.·) I.VHV4IJ II 1VV1VCU yesterday, off Atlantic Highlands. The craft was valued at Î3,50U, and owned by Assemblyman William Letts and Richard Bartley. Commodore Fackert, of the Dolphin Fishing Club, received a telegram this morning announcing that the club's lish ing float had been sunk at Boynton Grove Beach, aud was rapidly breaking up. The float was valued at $1,500. Λ Missing Girl. Hannah Sprina, a pretty thirteen-year old brunette, with short hair and lumin ous black eyes, left her home at No. IK Ninth street, 011 Monday morning and has not since been seen by any of her imme diate relatives, who have been prosecut ing a vigorous search. Hannah's step mother sent her on an errand. She was dressed m lier best clothes, a red sailoi suit. A parade was passing when she lefi the door. The Hoard of Trade. A regular meeting of the Board o1 Trade will be held at their rooms, Second National Bank Building, Monday, 16th inst., at eight o'clock p. m. The Weather at Hartnett'·. September 12. Dea. | September 18. Deo. At81\ il 66 ; At β A. M « At 0 Γ. M 65 I At 0 A. M 7C At 9 V. M 65 1 At noon .74 At midnight 65 j MURDEREDJY DECREE. East Newark's Tragedy the Work of an Italian Secret Society. FOUfi PBISONEBS IN JAIL Why the Terrible Gash in Gaudi ano's Throat May Have Been Made After He Had Been Shot to Death. The assassination of Gaudiano, or Avidioe, the bootblack, whose terribly mangled body was found In a secluded spot in East Newark last Sunday morn ing, promises to develop Into one of the most startling sensations of late years. Three Italians and the child wife of th· gray haired victim of the tragedy wer· lodged in the Hudson County Jail last night to await the further action of th· abthorities. One of the men Is Sperldo who, as reported In The Jersey Citt News of yesterday, Is thought to be the man who was last seen in Gaudlano'e company. Another of the men Is named Sap* parinto. Saloonkeeeper Beinhardt, of East Newark, had seen a squint eyed Italian in his saloon with Gaudiano on Saturday night. Sperldo, who has a peculiar eye, was one of the inmates o' an Italian dive in Newark in which Gaudiano lived at the time of his death. Sapparinto, who also boarded there, iiaa a bad eye, and his bad eye led to hia Sperido has been partially identified by Reinhardt, and the suspicions against him are further confirmed by the dis covery at the place of the murder of a fragment of blue necktie that is alarm ingly like that which Sperido wears. The third male of the prisoners is the fif teen-year-old nephew of Gauaiano, who said that his uncle had been murdered before the body was found. TERRIBLE WOUNDS. County Physician Charles B. Converse made a post mortem examination of the remains yesterday. He discovered that the man had been shot three times, and that hi» throat had been cut. One of the bullets passed with his left side just above the fifth rib; a second just below the fifth rib. Both had been aimed at the heart, and penetrated it. One of the ba.ls lodged under the shuolder blade; the second was blown clean through the body. The third bullet wm discharged at the point when the neck "opes oil to the shuul iiers, and passing downward had pene trated the lung. Then there was a gash in the throat— one clean cut seven inches long—that had evidently been made at a single stroke by α giant arm. The knife had been plnutrea deep into the sinews of the neck and had severed both of the carotid arteries. A very remarkable feature of this terrible wound was the fact that but little blood had gushed from it. EARLY THEORIES. This absence of blood gave rise to the theory that the body had been dropped where it was found after it had been robbed of life elsewhere. Gaudiano had quarreled with his son-iu-law in New York and stabbed him because of an"in timacy he discovered between his child wife and the young man. He had fled to Newark to escape punishment, and hid den himself in the Italian quarters there till want drove him out with hie blacking box to earn a livelihood. The son-in-law was suspeoted of having followed, and, for revenge, killed him: but when arrested established an alibi and was released. Then it was assumed that, as Gau diano's money bag had been cut, he had υ trull uiuiuri αι υ y rauucie. A STARTLING THEOBF. Dr. Converse has been a pretty close student of the case, and he had been in direct communication with those who ar· acquainted with all it3 known phases. When I met him last evening X ques tioned him as to his theory of the manner of the old bootblack's death. "Either one of the four wounds found on the body," he said, "would have caused the man's death. There is no doubt that he was shot first, and that his throat was cut afterward." "To make sure of killing him?" I quer ied. "No, there was more than one hand in the murder," he replied. "The man was dead when the gash was made in the throat. That is proven by the absence o£ blood. If his heart had been in action when the knife was used the ereat cut in the throat would have bled like an ox." "Why stab a man after he was dead?" was my next surprised question. "So that both the parties to the crime might be equally guilty," the doctor re plied: "I have no doubt that the murder was decreed by one of the secret assassin ation societies that are peculiarly an Italian institution. Two men may have been decreed to carry out its sentence of death. One was to use a pistol; the other, a stilletto or a knife. The one who did the shooting killed the man. Then, so that the other could not give him away without exposing himself to punishment, he was required to plunge the knife into the throat, even though the man was dead at the time." Lne uucLor m luuiuauuu was mai iuo county authorities are working on the assumption that the butchery was done in that way, and that the cutting of the money baç found on the body was t~> foil investigation by giving color to the sup position that the murder was prompted by gain. "At any rate," the doctor added, "the robbery was a mere incident of th· assassination and not its motive." THE INQUEST. Coroner Brackner and a jury viewed the body yesterday, and will begin his in quest probably on Monday evening. Dr. Converse says that Prosecutor Win field directed his assistants on Tuesday to give the East Newark aud Newark au thorities all possible aid in bringing the perpetrators of the horrible murder to justice. What a Good Hiuband He Was. William Coney, of No. 280>i Fourth street, was arraigned before Justice Stil sing this morning for carrying concealed weapons. Policeman Feelian said he heard somebody screaming in Coney's house and when he went there he caught Coney running out of the house. At the station a ioadtd revolver was found upou him. His wife, who was present, tear fully explained that the weapon was her property and her husband never carried it. She was crying at a great rate aud telling what a good husband Coney was when tho defendant toid her to keep her naouth shut, and if she hadn't yelled so much last night he would not be where he was. He was remanded. Tho Car Robbing: Cane Again. Edward Hamilton, of No. 908 York street, and Michael Hogan, of No. 477 Grove street, were before Justice Stilsing this morning on a charge of larceny. They are the persons who are charged with breaking open a Pennsylvania freight car and stealing some shoes. The first chargée was petty larceny, but ad ditional evidence has since been obtained. They will have an examination tomorrow.