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• &l)c crsc €\i LAST EDITION. VOL. I. NO. 180. JERSEY CITY. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 1. 1889. PRICE TWO CENTS. THAÏ WATER CONTRACT Citizens in Session Table the Report of tlie Committee. THE COUNCIL CLOCK STOPPED So Last Night's Meeting Kept Late Honrs~A Lively Discussion. About fifty representative citizens met last evening In the Council Chamber to consider the report of the committee which was appointed by a former meeting of citizens to confer with George R. Bart lett and prepare a contract between him and the city for a supply of pure, whole some water. Like the distinguished Jap in "The Pearl of Pekin," "calm and peaceful were their natures." But some one dropped a match upon an unseen magazine, and the meeting broke up In what would have been called in a less distinguished gather ing, a row. Dr. Leonard J. Gordon called the meet ing to order, and stated the object for which it was called. Mr. Louis V. Booraem. chairman of the committee, next presented the report, and in doing so said:—"Some of the daily papers and our people think that many of the citizens who have participated in this movement have come arouud and are in favor of the contract. That is not so. "The contract which was submitted to the Board of Works was all one sided, and in favor of the water companies. So it was not a contract that we were opposed to, but a contract unfavorable to the city. While we stand still the water of the State is slowly being taken away. WILL THE PASSAIC HOLD OUT. "I am satisfied with the Passaic water as it is. But will it last? That's the question. I think we ought to take some ! steps bow to secure a new supply before the water is all gone. In the report we merely suggest our idea, and if the Board of Works will do as it ought to, we shall secure a contract beneficial to the city. "The old contract is still before the Board of Works and I think it ought to be withdrawn. We don't think that the Montclair Water Company is the proper party to make a contract. It Is not strong enough." On motion of Dr. B. A.Watson the reading of the report was dispensed with, and, at the suggestion of Mr. Dear, Mr. Booraem f;ave a synopsis of the report, and, in do ng so, said:—"Mr. Bartlett is backed by a sufficient- number of capitalists to put anything through which he may under take. They have acquired but little ex cept the Pequanoc Valley, which they have sold to Newark. He must get up a corporation strong enough to be held re sponsible for their conduct. Newark compelled him to put up $3,000,000, and now he comes to supply Jersey City with the little Montclair $250,000 water com pany. His ultimate object is to supply New York with water, and with that ob ject in view he should give us a very favorable contract." Mr. Carscallen moved that the report be read, but Dr. Watson rose to a point of order and objected most strenuously. I? Dr. Gordon ruled the motion in order and Wr it was carried. i* Mr. Ε. M. Doane, who was elected sec retary of the meeting, then read the re port. When he had concluded Mr. Booraem cleared up what he called a seeming discrepancy in the report by saying that when the city came to pur chase the plant it would receive credit ' for all it had paid Mr. Bartlett in water rents and interest. Mr. Flemming moved that the report be adopted in order to bring it before the meeting regularly. This brought Dr. Watson to his feet, but Dr. Gordon rapped sharply for order, saying that the motion had not been seconded. The chairman's gavel seemed to arouse JJr. Watson's ire. lie empnaticany de clared that he would not be gagtred, and asserted th^t the meeting seemed to be packed. THE DOCTOR WOULDN'T BE GAGGED. "This amiable and intelligent commit tee," he continued, in spite oi the chair man's energetic gavel, 'ftellsus what con tract we should make, but has not told us with whom we are to make the contract. It is a singular fact that this very com mittee a few months ago were all opposed to taking the waters of this State under any circumstances. But now they say tfiut you can take it if you pay ten per cent. Have I slept twenty years that I find these men under a new flag? They were formerly with us in this matter. Does their action now give us a consistent record I"' The doctor then spoke of the action of the old committee of one hundred before the Leeislature and the Board ot Works, and said that he could not understand it. The men on the committee were good and tried men, and their action now annoyed him. Mr. Carscallen explained how far he had changed and declared that he never was, is not and never will be a man to foist a contract on Jersey City to buy water from a private individual bv the million gallons. If the same project should be proposed now which was broached then, every man on the committee would oppose it. The water department has run behind $250,000. Mr. McBurney interrupted the speaker to ask if that indebtedness had not been incurred in betterments. Mr. Carscallen replied that he was not there to answer categorical questions, but he thought that a contract which would pav the running expenses of the Water Department would be a benefit to the city. DEFENCE OF THE WATER. Ex-Judge Seymour then took the floor and roused the enthusiasm of the audience with a stirring address. He said In substance that the question of the purity of Passaic water had come up. An eminent chemist in Philadelphia recently declared that river water was far health ier than Dond water. Someone who has unu αουΐ/οα w falsehoods heralded all over the country that our water la bad, to the damage of our property. The editor of the Evening Journal has children and grandchildren in this city. If he believes what he has said in his paper about our water,why does he let his children and erandchildren drink it? The Judge earnèstly advocated that the city build and maintain its own water works. Mr Dear said that the Passaic water had Been good during the past few years. But that was owing to the rainy seasons which have prevailed during that time, nid we are not sure that such a condition will last. Mr. Sheeran next obtained the floor and began to arraign the Republican party for getting the city so deeply in debt. Mr. Dear replied by attempting to show that the Democratic party was as guilty as the Republicans in that particular and de îlared that honors were easy. Mr. Sheeran attempted to reply when Dr. Gordon declared that such a discus lion was foreign to the subject under con lideration and ruled Mr. Sheeran out of jrder. Mr. Sheeran sat down declaring :hat the chairman was "a very unfair Ban, very." Mr. Fleming replied to Judge Seymour md Mr. Booraem said that in view of the Chancellor's decision in the suit of New ark. City against the city of Paterson Jersey City authorities are not doing their duty now in not keeping the water supply clean. General John Ramsay said that the scheme for a water supply for the city was a very old oue and spoke of all the projects, "from the scheme to purchase the old Morris canal down to the present day. He declared that the Passaic water has been getting better during the past five years. Mr. Carscallen wanted it distinctly un derstood that the committee did not cast any reflection upon the purity of Passaic water, but that they want to look out for the future. ANTI-CONTRACT RESOLUTIONS. A series of resolutions was then offered as a substitute for the report by ex Judge Seymour, and Dr. Gordon ruled that under the license which had pre vailed during the evening the resolutions were in order. This precipitated a grand row. Mr. Booraem said that nothing could be done but to receive the report, lay it on the table or reject it. Dr. Wat son said that the substitute was in order under Cushing's manual. Several other members supported Dr. Watson, and several disagreed. Finally Dr. Gordon took back his decision, and ueumrea me suDstitute out 01 oruei. Judge Seymour appealed, and the chair was overruled. Secretary Doane then read the resolutions, which declared that it was the sense of the meeting that no contract should be made by Jersey City with any private corporation or individual to supply the city with water; that when the proper time should arrive tor this city to change its present water supply the change should be made in such a way that the supply should be under the con trol, and the works for providing the same be the property of the city, and that the authorities of this city be requested to apply to the Legislature for such power as will enable this city to procure an additional water supply whenever it becomes necessary to do so. Mr. Flemming said that it would take all night to discuss the questions pro posed by the resolutions and wanted them laid over. Dr. Watson insisted that they should be discussed there. Ex-Judge Seymour obtained the floor and attempted to defend himself against Mr. Flemming's remarks, but he bowed to the chairman's ruling that he was out of order and sat down. Several members were on their feet try ing to speak at once when Mr. Carscallen attempted to pour oil on the troubled waters by moving that the whole matter be laid over. Some one then discovered that the clock, which pointed to a quarter to eleven, had been stopped for an hour and flfteeu minutes, and the motion to lay over was carried with a rush. A motion to ad jouru followed, and Dr. Gordon declared the meeting adjourned sine die in a manner which boded no good for the future of the Bartlett scheme in this city. QUEERED BY THE LEMONS. How Actor Wateon Got Square With a Colored Whistler, A little scene not down on the bills was înacted at Cronheim's Hoboken Theatre last evening in which a whistling "gem nan" of color, a very mad actor and iix lemons figured conspicuously. The darkey in question is known as the aascot of Hoboken. He was engaged by Manager Cronheim to whistle for the de fetation of his patrons and reported for luty early las evening. He was assigned >y mistake to a dressing room which was ntended for the sole occupancy of Actor Watson. The latter objected, but Blackey was wlamantine. Watson grew more irate, nil finally told his uncomfortable com panion that he would get square on him luyhow. He did, and this is the way he jnjoyed his sweet revenge. When Blackey made his bow to the audience he wore a six by four smile, winked at tjie uidience and puckered up his lips into ι whistle. Just as he did so six sombre Tûntljmen in t.liA frnnf. rnw nf tha nrr>)iâc. ;ra raised six large lemons to their Mouths and sucked. The whistle began to wabble and fin ally died out altogether. Blackey tried it igain, but those lemons were too much tor him, and there he stood with his mouth watering, his teeth on edge, and lis whistle on a strike. Then he spoke. What he said would lot look well on paper, but it was em phatic, nevertheless. The curtain went down, Watson smiled sardonically, and Blackey lett the theatre ninus his whistle. "For de Lawd sake," he said,as he went iway, "don't let dis yere come out, twould spoil my reputation." tfacEvoy'a Hlbernlcon Tomorrow NI][ht The gratifying announcement is made ;hat after years of aDsence MacEvoy's Sew Hibernicon and Barney the Guide, ire to return to the boards. This is the july and original MacEvoy, and though nany have imitated him in name it must η justice be said that they were but bur esquers and imitators of this inimitable [rish sketch. The company is composed >f the most reiined and artistic specialty performers, with the most wonderful ihild artist, Bottie Fine, in her songs, lances, jigs, reels and hornpipes. They remain but two nights, Octobers and 3, it Bergen Hall, formerly Library Hall Henry Gruntlial Buried. The funeral of the late Henry Grunthal >ccurred this afternoon. Services were îeld at the family residence, No. 43 Bow jrs street, conducted by the Rev. E. A. Heury of the Second Reformed German Church. A large number of prominent ■esidents of the Heights, together with Steuben Lodge, No. 1(53, I. O. of O. F. ; Ger nania Lodge, Knights of Honor, and rep esentatives of several New York socie ies. The interment was made at the Lutheran Cemetery. ?he Gateman Charged with ManHlauffhter Alexander Stewart, the gateman at the rest eud crossing of the Pennsylvania tailroad, at which Herman Crossman, of Io. 856 Newark avenue, was killed while mshing a baby carriage across the tracks η a charge of manslaughter, and this iiorning was held by Justice Wanser in 1,000 ball for trial. Are They the Marauders? William McCluskey, Willam Knox and 'rank Donald, of New York, were ar ested yesterday by Detective McNally on charge of disorderly conduct. Window peners have been committing depreda ions on the Heights of late and the po [ce think they have the perpetrators, 'hey were sent up for thirty days. LOCAL POLITICS. The First District Democratic League rill meet at Cooper's Hall this evening at ight o'clock p. m. A full attendance is eqnested, as enrollment of members and usiness of importance is to be trans cted. The Toung Men's Democratic Club of he Third district reorganized last evening t 'Ras Lewis' Hall, No. l&t Newark venue. The club elected Thomas Con ers, president; J. Bolan, vice president; , Hagerty, secretary; H. Brummell, ergeant-at-arms. About seventy-five ?ere in attendance. Speeches were made y George H. Kcehill, John J. Ryan and . Burns. The club intends having a harter. Next regular meeting will be on ionday evening, October 7,1889, at above ddress. All Democrats are invited. Ex-Judge R. B. Seymour is said to be a audidate for the Assembly In the flrst istrict. noun'· nui act like magic en a weak stomach ./ WIDOWS ON THAT BLOCK. WHERE THEY CLUSTER IN MORE OR LESS liEAUTIEUL PROFUSION. They Say There Are Thirty of the Charming Creatures on First Street, Between Afonmouth and Brunswick— One Runs a Blacksmith Shop, and Many Are Rich. At a recent wake in the vicinity of First and Brunswick streets, a good natured young Irish widow from another section of the city, who had been setting her cap for a well-known bachelor in the neigh borhood and had previously figured upon her chances of securing the prize, was accidentally surprised to find the object of her affection surrounded by a dozen or more fair looking women who wore the weeds. The young widow turned to an ac quaintance and in a jocular mood re maritea lue popularity οι trie oacaeior. "My dear, 'pon me soul I belave ivery widdy on this block, with maybe one or two ixceptions, kapes wan eye on the dear ould boy," replied her friend. "Every widow on this block? For Heaven's sake, how many widows live on this block?" "Shure, and I see ye're not well ac quainted with the neighborhood. On First street, from Monmyth to Broons wick. nearly ivery house contains a widdy. "There's almoost ivery variety. There's young ones and ould ones, short ones and tall ones, big ones and small ones, purty ones and ugly ones; but moind ye, they're ivery one of thim respictable, lolke me silf. Ah, yis—the majority of thirn's grand ould craytures who, while buffet ing the worruld of cares, have been true to the nilmory of their husbands and brought their children oop loike little lay dies and gintlemen." "Are there many young and pretty ones?" timidly asked the young widow, again ecanning the group in the adjoin ing room. "To be sure. But ralely I can't tell you much about thim. They're so fly—these young ones—nowadays. But if ye were to inclood thim all—the young and the ould—there's enough genteel and lovely craytures wearing the weed to foornish ivery ould bachelor and widower this soide of Newark avenoo with a dacent, respictable woife. WHO SOME ABE. "I can't remember them all, but Oi'll name a few of them. "There's the Widdy Leary, who kapes a caudy stoore at No. 347. She's what the poet terms 'phair, phat and phorty.' She has dark hair, and the bloom has not yet left her round cheeks. She attinds to her own bizziness, and has a snug little for tune. "At No. 353 you will folnd a reg'lar boo quet of widdys, and the booquet ain't withered ayther. There's four floors and a widdy on each floor. There's Mrs. Mc Swiggen. Heaven bless the koind ould soul. Her husband was killed on a rail road some years ago in the Wist. She is a sister-in-law of good Mrs. Masterson. Widdy Fltzjerrald Is a pretty, good-na tured soul. She's been a widow for ten years. Widdy McGurl resimbles the Wiildy Leary across the strate. "She's got a beautiful daughter jist blooming into woman's hood, and hand some, stalwart son. Poor ould bachelor James Jinks, who attends all the wakes in the nayborhood, when guyed by his frinds glnerally drops the remoinder that he's got the bouquet of widdys on a string. "Then there's the Widdy Reilly, a swatc, kind and good-looking woman. She has two or thray interesting children and she takes splendid care of thim. THEY KEEP STORES. "Mrs. Duffy is a fine looking brunette of thirty. She kapes a millinery store at 355, and sells candy. She is a busy, ener getic little woman, and is very intelligint. Her swate mother, Mrs. Smith, is also a widdy. They own the three-story house and other property. Mrs. Smith is the IΠ ULlitl U1 μουΐΐ J" UL1ICL iT 111 1 i 11. I litlliltliUl Joseph Rafferty is said to occasionally patronize the store. He owns property, too. " Widdy Murphy lives at No. 351. Now, she's a foine looking woman. Only thirty eight. She's got the jolliest disposition of iny one I know. She has siveral child ren—all in their tanes. She lives coom fortable, and although two of her child ren worruk to support the family, she's not afraid of worruk hersilf. Ol've a snaking suspicion that that ould bachelor, John Γ Connolly, would loike to secure a mortgage there. "Widdy Kehoe kapes another candy store at No. 355. She is a swate timpered ould lady. "Widdy Clancy lives at No. 848. She's almost as stout as ye make 'em. She has beautiful auburn hair, a florid face, and a jolly disposition. She's a grate favorite. THE BLACKSMITH WIDOW. "The Widdy Smith is but thirty-live. She's tall, dark complicted, and she aint bad lookin' by eny manes. She owns the ^blacksmith shop, and 'Christie,' who is employed by her—well, Oi don't see why he don't scoop iu the shop, envway. "The Widdy Carlin has no children and a pile of money. She lives with her bro ther Joe. and is older than he is. She moinds her own business. "Widdy Leary, No. 2, of 343, has Ave children, all at worruk but the youngest, and the Widdy Roach lives at 358. She lives in her brother's house, and owns property. Her two children are alter supporting thimsilves. "Now, dear, that's all Oi can call to momd jist now, but that's not one-third of 'em. The ixpression 'the widdys on the block' has become almost proverbial. Oi'm afraid to tell ye more about the young ones, and I don't want to make you feel unalsy." FOURTH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS. The Committee Meets and Organizes for the Campaign. χ Ιΐϋ V»AWV»»WV X/V1A1W1HU1V Committee met and organized last even ing at Meyer's Hall, corner of Palisade avenue and Ferry street. All the dele gates were present and considerable en thusiasm was manifested. Frederic W. Mersheimer was elected as chairman and Charles Esterbrook secretary. A Finance Committee, consisting of Charles Ester brook, George Breinner and John Prigge, Jr.. was appointed. The headquarters of the committee will be at Meyer's Hall, and meetings will be held Monday evenings during the cam paign. Arrangements were made for the ap pointment of a committee of ten from each precinct to co-operate with the Dis trict Committee, and it is proposed to completely canvass the district. It is evident that the campaign in the district will be unusually lively. Λ Time Table Change. It will be noticed by an advertisement η another column that the time at which the Providence line boats for Boston will leave the foot of Warren street will be five o'clock p. m. hereafter, lna' 'ad of half-past Uve as heretofore. They'll Play for Tliemselvea Now. Arrangements are being made for a tes timonial concert to be given by the Tab ernacle Cornet Band, at the Tabernacle, on Wednesday, October 16, for the bene fit of the band fund. The Tabernacle Band gave fourteen free concerts to the delight of thousands of listeners in Van Vorst Square during the summer. These concerte were attractive enough to assure the band of a large attendance at their approaching entertainment. Tickets can be secured at Turner & Hennell's grocery store on Newark avenue, or at John W. Harrison's on Exchange Place. HOBOKEN'S FIRE HOUSE. The Council Committee Decides to Override the Mayor's Veto. The Hoboken Council had a good time in the Committee of the Whole last night. It was all along of the selection of a site for the new engine house. Coun cilman Bewlg presided and all the coun cilmen except Bruggeman were present. There was first a discussion over the plans for the new school house. Mr. Beyer of Beyer & McCann. architects, showed plans for a two-story building with room for 1,000 children—brick trimmed with stone ; and there was some discussion on details of interior arrange ment. Councilman Stanton favored a building that would give room for 1,500 children, to cost W5,000, the amount of the appropri ation. The architects were ordered to draw plans for a three-story building. Then Mr. Londrigan launched out into the enginelhouse discussion. President Schultze, of the Hoboken Land and Im provement Company, had offered a site at Fifth and Grand streets for $5,500. The Council had accepted it. Mayor Grass man alleged that the property had been offered to private parties for $4,000, and vetoed the acceptance. ϋΛ-ιιιΗ,γυΧ 11LUA.CU ucuiiUCU bUUb Lucre was a nigger in the fence, and Intima tions were made that advances of a questionable character had been made to Councilmen. Mr. Stanton said that he had Toted for purchase of the land before, and that he would vote for it again, and furthermore he "knew nothing about any nigger in the fence." "Patsy" Londrigan,called Mr. Schultze, the owner of the Fifth and Grand street site, before the Council. "Mr. Schultz," he asked, "did I ever approach you improperly in regard to buying of the site by the city?" "No," was the reply. Couucilman Kelly asked if two coun cilmen had ever approached Mr. Schultze, as had been stated. "I must respectfully decline to answer the question, said Mr. Schultze. The committee decided to override the veto as to the site. On motion of Councilman Stanton, the site for a second engine house on Four teenth and Washington streets, offered by the H. ,L & I. Co., was accepted, but referred after some discussion to the Fire and Water Commission, and the Commit tee on Police were requested to wait on Colonel Stevens and request the county to give the city a site for a polioe station Jealousy Makes Brothers Fight. Timothy McDonald, of No, 67 Clinton street, Hoboken, caused the arrest of his brother James yesterday, charging him with assault and battery. James visited his brother's home on Saturday, and found his brother out. He waited for him, and while doingjso talked with Mrs. McDonald. Just what really transpired is not known. When Timothy arrived home he heard voices. His suspicions were aroused, and he opened the door a little to see who it was. He saw that it was hie brother. He threw the door open, and accused his brother of undue intimacy with his wife. Both denied it. Then commenced a lively row. The brothers rolled over the floor, biting, punching and scratching each other, and Anally Timothy threw James downstairs. lCSbCiuuj υ wiiivu dcvui vu α naiiauu auu caused his brother's arrest. He was arralgued before the Recorder yesterday afternoon and was held for trial. Joseph Hlgham's Sudden Death. Joseph Higham, of No. 40 Madison street, Hobokeu, was found dead in bed on Sunday morning. On Saturday even ing, when he retired, he told his wife to call him early, as he had an important business appointment at eight o'clock. At seven o'clock his wife endeavored to awake him. She placed her hand on his body aud was horrified to find it cold. A physician was summoned and death was pronounced due to heart disease. Mr. Higham was the owner of a large turning mill on Newark street. He leaves four children. Hobokeu School Commissioners. Messrs. Kyle, Barrett and Russ were the members absent last night at the meetiug of the Hoboken School Commis sioners. Miss Windom was elected vice principal of the Primary Department of School No. 4, vice Miss Brack, resigned. Miss Schemmerhom was appointed a teacher in School No. 5 to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss Clinton. Miss McHale was appointed a teacher in No. 3 to succeed Miss Howard, who has been transferred. The Committee on Buildings and Fur niture were directed to secure a suitable building for an annex school. The Committee on Teachers and Salary notified the Board that at the next meet ing they would submit an amendment to the rules in relation to the promotion of teachers giving the senior teachers the preference. J. S. Pilston, professor of penmanship, was given permission to use a room in one of the school buildings, after school, for the purpose of instructing the teachers in penmanship. Dr. Kiel Is Postmaster. Postmaster James Curran vacated his omce today, anu ms nepuoucan succes sor. Dr. Kiel, took possession. The at taches of the post office presented the retiring postmaster with a handsome gold-headed cane as a token of their ap preciation of his kindness aDd considera tion while in office. Robert McKay was arrested by Police man Kaufmanii yesterday on complaint of his wife, who charged him with non support. This morning she appeared be fore the Recorder and withdrew her com plaint. The members of the Jacksonian Club meet tonight to arrange for the Demo cratic primaries. The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Hoboken Y. M. C. A. meets at four o'clock this afternoon at the association rooms. Next Sunday the services of the Ger man St. John's Evangelical Church will be held in Crane's Hall. WHERE WAS CAPTAIN M'KAIG? He TVas Obliged to Tell the Grand Jury Tliat He Didn't Know. Captain Archie McKaig was a witness before the Grand Jury yesterday in an assault case. "You are the caDtain of the First precinct, Jersey City, I believe," said a Grand Juryman to him after he was sworn. "No, sir." "What: aren't you captain of the First police precinct?" "No, sir," solemnly repeated the cap tain. "Wel'i, you were at the time this assault was made, I believe?" "Yes, sir." "And where are you located now?" The captain looked pained at the ignorance of his questioner, and with a face as grave as an undertaker's, he re plied:—"Sir; the Board of Commissioners met at four p. m. todav, and I don't know where the devil I am." He was right, for the Board had again transferred aim. Hoboken Note». INSPECTOR LANGE AGAIN. POLICE COMMISSIONERS REIN STATE A GOOD MAN. The DonglaM Case Come· Up Again—A Resolution to Make Policemen Pay Their Debts to Storekeepers. At the meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners, yesterday, a notice was served on the Board setting forth thai George Douglass had certioraried his case 'o the Supreme Court. Douglass was clerk of the Police Court until removed by the present Board, and he claims the removal to have been illegal under the tenure of office act. The notice stated that the case would be argued during the November term ol the Supreme Court. Another communi cation from Douglass asked that his près ent leave of absence be extended one month without pay, and the request was granted, but the Chief was directed to take from him his shield and fire key. The Board conferred special police ruin?£ip rrn Ρίηΐιηηΐ ΛηΛηο» urkn ia η watchman at the new tunnel. The Scottish-American Athletic Club asked permission to give an exhibition on October 15, and it was granted, but must be under the supervision of the Chief oi Police. The Commissioners received a petition, properly certified to, from Patrolman Dan iel Kilburn, asking that he be allowed pay for the twenty-one days he had been una ble to work, owing to an injury to his knee, received at a picnic while on duty. The pay rolls of September, amounting to $17,867.66, and for the sick, amounting to $419.52, were ordered paid, and a resolu tion to increase the pay of sergeants from ♦1,000 to $1,200, as provided by the law en acted last winter, prevailed. LANGE REINSTATED. The restless Commissioners, evidently fearing that the recently transferred po lice captains had been long enough in their precincts to become acquainted with them,'made another transfer, which will reduce Inspector Jack Smith to a cap taincy at the Fifth precinct, and rein stated Captain Lange as Inspector. Cap tain McKaig was sent to the Fourth pre cinct. POLICEMEN MUST PAY UP. Commissioner Kelly offered a resolu tion, that prevailed, to the effect that all citizens having bills against members of the department present them before Octo ber 10. Commissioner Benson said this resolution pleased him and he wanted all the store keepers, etc., etc., who had trusted policemen to get their money, and hoped that it could be arranged. "I have," said President Feeney, "re ceived many communications from citi zens on this subject, and in fact I have one in my pocket now which states that a judgment has been obtained against a policeman. It is but right that every member of this department should pay his debts, and while I am here I propose to see that it is done, so far as I can." There was not a dissenting vote, and store keepers may now hope for their pay. A resolution to pay the widow of the late Sergeant O'Connor $37.80, balance due him, was adopted, and the Board ad journed. _ BOARD OF FINANCE. The Qaiet Order of Business at This Morning's Session. The Board of Finance held a meeting this morning and transacted the usual routine business. A communication was received from Judge William P. Douglass, of the First District Court, asking for an additional clerk for his court. The Judge says that the work is more than one man can at tend to properly, and asks that the Cor poration Counsel's opinion be asked npon the subject. The clerk read a communication from the Board of Police Commissioners ask ing that the matter of the increase of the police sergeants' pay be submitted to the people at the next gen eral election. The communications were referred. The Comptroller reported that his re ceipts during the week had been 1188, 529.SO. The Board concurred in the resolutions of the Street and Water Commissioners, authorizing the improvement of Union street, between Ocean and Arlington ave nues; Neptune avenue, between Ocean and Garfleld avenues ; the repave ments of Monticello avenue, between Fail-mount and Belmont avenues at Îiublic expense, and the repavemeut of irand street, between Woodward and Fairmount avenues, at miblic expense. The salary of James Clark, assistant to the City Clerk, was fixed at $75 per month. The Committee on Finance was authorized to raise on temporary loans at four per cent. *5,381.66 for the salaries and claims accounts for 1888-89. A Letter from Jack the Ripper· By Cable to the United Prens. LONDON, Oct. 1, 1889.—An air of addi tional importance and mystery assumed by the superior police officials has caused some speculation among press attaches as to its cause, and it is confidently stated that, a letter has been received by the au thorities in the handwriting of the person first signing himself "Jack the Kipper," Intimating his intention to again test the efficiency of the night police wearing the noiseless foot coverings, recently adopted by them, by adding another to his list oi victims at the ilrst opportunity conveni ent to him. Ticket Brokers Come to Blows. Herman Eigel, of No. 108 Essex street, was brought before Justice Weed this morning upon a charge of atrocious as sault and battery. Heûry Oert-el, a steam plained that Eigel came to his office. No. 11 Exchange place, and began to abuse him for selling tickets to two emigrants Whom Eigel, who is a rival broker, was negotiating with. Oertel ordered Eigel out o£ his place, when he was set upon oy Eigel and severely beateu. Eigel was held for examination. Tramp· In a Freight Car. John Reddy and John Holland, two exceptionally fine specimens of the spe cies tramp, were arraigned before Justice Stilsing this morning upon a charge of breaking and entering with intent to steal. Special Policeman James Murray, of the Pennsylvania Railroad, testified that about eleven o'clock last evening he found the two in a freight car in the yard of the railroad company. The car was filled with valuable merchandise, and the men had broken the seal and forced open the car door. The men said that they went Into the car for the purpose of stealing a ride to Philadelphia. They were, however, com mitted for trial. Divorced for Politics, Kexuarrled for Love. By Cable to the United Prêts. Berlin, Oct. 1, 1889.—Rhenish news papers aunounce that the remarriage of Count von Hotzfeldt, German ambassa dor to London, to his divorced wife, formerly a Miss Moulton, of Canada, will take place shortly at Wiesbaden. Tlieir separation, the papers allege, was merely formal and for political reasons. John Price Gets » Three-Tear Sentence. John Price, oil September 17, went from the jail to Michael Copp's saloon, on the Weehawken Boulevard. William Ewing and Rome friend» were playing cards there and Price asked to oc permitted to join the game. The men knew him, and, not wishing to associate with him, re fused. A quarrel followed and Price was ejected from the place. Fifteen minutes later Ewing started for home, and when he passed a large tree Price sprang on him and cut him a frightful gash on the arm. He was subsequently arrested and was tried yesterday afternoon in the Court of General Sessions and convicted. He was sent to State prison by Judge Lippincott for three years. H0MŒ0PATHS IN SESSION. The State Association Holds Its Annual Session. The New Jersey State Homoeopathic Medical Society met in the reading room of Taylor's Hotel at eleven o'clock this morning. The large room was well filled with delegates from all parts of the State. They made up an intelligent assembly and many distinguished honiœopatlis took part in the discussions precipitated by the reading of various papers. Presi dent H. J. Anderson,of Newark, occupied the chair. There were present F. Κ Williams, of Mercer; F. P. McKinstry, of Warren; A. De Baun, of Passaic (a newly elected member); 1). Y. Kinn, Passaic; M. F. Middleton, Camden; S. Lang, Middlesex; C. A. Church, Passaic; G. T. Applegate; Middlesex; E. M. Howard, Camden; J. Shreue, Burlington; J. Leary, Α. Κ Hulte, Middlesex; G. W. Bailey, Union; P. A. Banker, S. W. Clark, Hudson; Sec retary Β. Η. B. Sleght, Newark; H. J. Anderson. Essex; J. Λ,ί CJ CS McKinney, delegate from Kings County Homœopathic Medical Society, N. J.; J. Younglove, Elizabeth; James Hoffman. Jersey City; 8. McKinney, T. M. Strong, Chief of Staff of Ward's Island Homœo pathic Hospital; C. T. Adams, Hacken suck. The resolution offered by M. P. Middle ton, of Camden, at the last meeting was referred to the Legislative Committee ap pointed for 1889-90, The resolution was in reference to the pursuance of concerted action on the part of homoeopaths of the United States to secure proper medical legislation. The number of unqualified physicians who have gained admission to the fraternity renders it absolutely necessary that steps be taken to elevate the standard of med ical edncatlon. The resolution recom mended the formation of a National Board, to be composed of legislative committees of the various State societies, for the purpose of securing such legisla tion as they might deem necessary for the purpose above mentioned. The society pledged itself to sumbit to the most rigorous examination, but in sisted upon a separate examining board composed exclusively of the homœopathic school. Among the papers read were the follow ing:— "Orificial Surgery; a Case," P. P. McKinsler, of Washington; "Surgeryand Surgical Dressing," G. P. Applegate, of New Brunswick; "Therapeutics of Zymo tic Diseases," J. Youuglove;" "Obstet rics," Ε. M. Howard, of Camden; "Ob stetrical Appliances," A. De Baun, of Passaic; "Suspensory Bandages for Cure of Dyspepsia," C. A. Church, of Passaic; "Oxygen in Therapeutics," Β. H. Sleght. Dr. Howard's paper on "Obstetrics" elicited a lively discussion. The following list of officers was an nounced for 188y-90:— President, H. T. Anderson, No. 4 Orange Êlace. Newark; vice-presidents, Edward Lushraore, Plainfleld; N. D. Youngman, Atlantic City, and J. P. Johnston, Hightstown; recording secretary, B. Η. B. Sleght, 29 Chestnut street, Newark; corresponding secretary, Wallace Mc George, Woodbury; treasurer, Francis Alfred Gill, East Orange; necrologist, George W. Richards, Orange; board of censors, Ε. M. Howard, Camdeu; J. New ton Lowe, Milford; C. B. Holmes, Rail way; A. W. Bailey, Atlantic City; J. G. Qtrunici Prwlfretnn A resolution was offered at the after noon session by the Committee on Legis lation declaring that wftile the associa tion favored the introduction of a bill regulating the practice of medicine in the state, it believed that all regularly edu cated physicians should have equal rights before the law. No doubt was enter tained as to its adoption. ANOTHER CURRIE AWARD. More Racing Between the Appeal and the Payment. The commissioners appointed by the Supreme Court to condemn a right of way through the Currie estate for the Jersey City, Newark and Western Railway, the branch of tne Lehigh Valley road from Newark to the New York Bay, met this afternoon in Judge Garrick's office and announced their award. They allowed $40,000 for the property and $15,000 for damages. Although this is about $16,000 better than the award made by the commissioners who con demned a right of way parallel to this one for the Pennsylvania Company's branch from Waverly to the bay, the Curries immediately entered an appeal. Mr. Mungo Currie jumped into a cab and was rapidly driven to the Court House. The Lehigh Valley people, how ever, were not asleep, and as soon as the award was announced Mr. Charles Corbin served Mr. Currie and Mr. Condict, his attorney, with a notice which stated that the money had been paid into court in compliance with an order issued by the Chancellor. As it was impossible for Mr. Corbin's side to know what the amount of the award was until it was announced by the commissioners, Mr. Currie's counsel were a little nuzzled to know how the amount could have been paid, anil what the nature of the order was which Mr. Corbiu had obtained from the Chancellor. I asked Mr. Corbin if he would tell me what the purport of the order was and he said that he could not, then. Court Notes. Joseph Flyn, a small fourteen-year-old boy, was convicted of larceny in the Court of General Sessions this morning. It was shown that Flyn Had taken a pocketbook containing 47 from the till of the small grocery store kept by Johanna Wettbury, at West Hobokeu. He was aided by some other boys, but they have not been apprehended. The Court ordered that the boy be sent to the Keform School. Martin Zettmanu was tried in the Court of Sessions this morning charged with having stolen a dog from Paul Waier, of No. 97 Newark avenue. Mr. Waier testilled that his dog was worth $50 and that it was stolen June 29 on Greene and Montgomery streets. He was unable to ρ ru V e UlUL ûCiHJiauu otuic vue uuiuiai aiiu the Court directed the jury to acquit him. Flack et Al». Bailed. In Part I of General Sessions, New York, before Judge Gildersleeve this morning. Sheriff Flack. Judge Monell and Referee Meeks were held in 5,000. Wil liam Flack and George Hart were held in |2,000. Bail was furnished. Hudson Circuit Court. Calendar, Wednesday, October 2, Supreme and Circuit Court cases. Nos. 09,70, 71, 72, 75, 70 and W. By order of the Court, Pknmh McLaughlin, Clerk. Dashes About Town. The Amicitia Dramatic Association, of the Heights, is rehearsing the three-act comedy "Whose Ulster?" by Sidney Kosenfeld. It will be produced at Kessler's Hall, Monday, Decem ber 2. Έ»ιβ Bible Class of the Y. M. C. A. will meet thië evening at eight o'clock. The Board of Directors will meet at five o'clock this afternoon, and the Building Committee at the same hour tomorrow. IE STOPPED TIE PHY. The "Indian Mail Carrier" Meets Her Indignant Spouse. A PRETTY LIVELY SCRIMMAGE She and Mr. Charles Are Soundly Beaten, and Then Warrants Are Asked for Their Arrest. The performance ot "The Indian MaO Carrier," which was to have been held last night at Jacobs' Hoboken Theatre, has been postponed until tonight. The reason of the postponement was the fear that the former hnsband of Go-Won-Go, who was in the audience, would attempt to do some harm and also because of the braised condition of the star and hex present hnsband, along haired gentleman of the cowboy type, wno calls himself "Mr. Charles Charles." Some time ago Go-Won-Go, who claims to be an Indian, but who is evidently a Mexican, married a man In Mexico. Life waa happy enough until Charles came / $ along. Go-Won-Go immediately fell in s love with the young man, who dazzled her with descriptions of the fame and fer- , 1 tune awaiting her In the far East. She eloped with blm, and as she claims wrote the play in which they are at present appearing:. The deserted husband followed them, but did not get on to their track until he located them in Baltimore, where they were playing. Mrs. Charles learned of his presence in the city and made a hasty flight, which did not end till thoir rooolio^ ΙΙλΙ%λ1>·λ»· ~ to have appeared last night. The deserted husband got on their trail and arrived in town almost as soon as they, and he went immediately to the house where they were stopping. "Caramborn, you ara mia wiia," he howled the moment he saw her. "Mrs. Charles" denied the soft impeach ment. and her former husband by way of convincing her that she was mistaken hauled off ahd gave her a blow between the eyes. "Mr. Charles" came to her as sistance and was also beaten. He kept up his amusement till he had worn himself out, and then went Defore a justice of the peace and secured a warrant for the arrest of the couple. The warrant had not vet been served at last accounts, but it probably will be the moment the stars venture on the stage. THE EIOT AT NAVASSA. How Americana Were Butchered by Nat ives of the Island. Baltimore, Md., Oct. 1, 1889.—The de tails of the riot at Navassa on the 10th ultimo have just come to hand in the shape of a report of Superintendent Smith, of the Navassa Phosphate Com pany:— /On the morning of September 14 the negroes arose in Insurrection and killed Eour officers, viz.:—Thomas ΚΓ. Fostes, Joseph Fales' James Mahon and William Γ. Shea. We had no warning of such a action. "At noon the men congregated in front of the Superintendent's house and re fused to work. When Mr. Jones by my direction attempted to arrest one of the ringleaders and take a pistol from him which had been taken from Mr. Roby while unconscious, he was knocked down and in a few minutes a howling mob sur rounded him. "He managed to get to the house where the other officers had sought shelter. The uegroes surrounded the house and at tacked it with stones and such firearms us they had. The officers inside kept them from entering by firing upon them. Then the negroes broke open the building where the dynamite used by the company was stored, and attempted to blow up the house. and, taking advantage of what seemed to be a lull of hostilities, they made a dash for the regular officers' quarters, where they hoped to make a successful stand. They had not gone twenty feet, when they were surrounded and hacked te pieces with knives. "Meanwhile the white men who were not in this unfortunate party wer· secreted by some friendly negroes. In the evening they were asked to come up to the quarters for some food, and it was said that they should not be injured. The promise was broken, however, and James Mahone wss murdered by a negro called George S. Key, who plaeed a re volver to his head and fired. He shot Mahone through the heart after he fell. "On September 20 the English war ship Forward arrived and restored order. We saw nothing of the Galena. We feel that, though Americans, we owe our lives to Great Britain." NORTH HUDSON PRIMARIES. Francois and Usher Will Make Thine* Lively—Notes· Primaries will be held in North Hud son tomorrow night, and the candidates for the Assembly are lighting for dele gates. Assemblyman Francois will by no means have a walkover, and his pros pects are not as bright as he would wish them to be. Mr. Thomas Usher, a young and intelli gent citizen of West Hoboken. has a strong backing and is giving Francois no end of trouble". Usher will carry the four Union Hill primaries and his chances in West Hobo ken and Weehawken are excellent. Francois is a hard man to beat, and be tween the two factions things will be rather lively tomorrow evening in North Hudson. A New Court of Forester·. Χλ uon υν»ι*4« vi Vf J. υο uvji ο *»cmo luovivuvvw >v; last night, to be tnown as Court Warren. Phe headquarters will be at Franklyn Hall. The new court Is partially an off shoot of Court Astley. The election of officers resulted in the choice of A. T. McGuire for chief ranger; John Lane, sub-chief; Bru. Kiernan, secretary; John Murphy, treasurer; Dr. John Doherty, medical officer. The new court started with over twenty mem bers. A numbeJ of prominent Foresters from the various Jersey City courts were present and enjoyed a spread after the in stitution of the new court. Speeches were made by ex-Postmaster John F. Kelly, "Judge" McHale, T. J. McDonald, Rich ard McDougal and others. The Weather Bulletin. Washington, Oct. 1, 1889.—The storm central in Manitoba has movpd rapidly eastward to Ontario. The clearing con dition has moved northeastward to Nebraska. Forecast for twenty-four hours:—For Eastern New York and New Jersey, rain; qo change in temperature; high south westerly winds. For Western New York, clearing; cooie., winds becoming northwesterly; fair and cooler Wednesday and Thursday. The Weather at Hurtnett'». September SO. Dep. ! October 1. At 3 P. M fa I At Β Α. M. At β P. M «β I Ate Α. M. At 9 P. M / ... UOj At Noon.. At Midnight. * Κ I .. ^ered Uy« tor H·.