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VOL. I. NO. 182.
The Democratic Primaries
Throughout the County
Last Night.
ij —
A Lively Contest Between Hennessy
and His Opponents in the
Second District.
The Democratic primaries for the
election of delegates to the County Con
vention and to the Assembly and Free
holder Conventions were held throughout
y the county last nieht.
In the First district, at both polling
places, the O'Neill delegates for the
Assembly Convention and the Gorman
delegates for Freeholders' Convention
had a practical walkover. Tnere was
only one ticket in the field. Enquiries in
the First, Second und Third districts as
to who was favored for Director-at-Large
resulted in the couclu3ion that the choice
would be the man who showed the most
strength in Hoboken. That he would
be a Hoboken man no one seemed to
doabt. These are the delegates from the
first eight precincts of the First dis
County Convention—Andrew Barrieklo.Francis
Morau, James Coyle, Peter F. Madden. Michael
Handerlian, Patrick >IcCl<ekey, Patrick H.
Nuncht.in Mirhd.'l Mnllnne. Frederick W. Kis
Director-at- Large — Charles W. Sinclaire,
Patrick Devins, James H. Harrison, Thomas
Trotter, John O'Brien, Alexander E. Hewitt,
Alexander Black, Frederick P. Budden, Mark
Our ley.
Assembly Convention — James Hamilton,
Patrick Mahoney, Paul Decker, Joseph Buck
ridge, John Murphy, Charles B. Jordan, George
Singleton, Francis W. Shain, M. D., Stephen
Freeholders1 Convention — Daniel Ferney,
Thomas H. O'Neill, George Grace, John W.
O'Brien, Patrick Malone, Richard Bell, William
F. Schwenck, James Collins, Timothy Connerty.
Id the Ninth precinct, held at No. 177
Steuben street, these delegates were
County Convention — William Tighe, Peter
Assembly Convention—William Howe, John
Freeholder-at Large -Thomas Reynolds, Pat
rick Patterson.
FreehoHiers' Convention—Michael Kelly, James
In the Second district there was a
strong fight between the Hennessy and
Kilmurry delegates for the Freeholders'
Convention. There was but slight oppo
sition to the Byrne delegates to the As
sembly Convention.
At the joint primary of the First, Sec
ond and Third precincts there was a lively
contest between the Hennessy and the
Kilmurry men. The friends of both
aspirants hustled like blazes, but the Hen
nessy men were too numerous. These
are the delegates elected:—
County Convention—Thomas J. Kelly, William
Sheridan, John IS. Curley, Thomas Lenahan.
Director-at-Large Convention—Michael Lar
kins, Charles J. Somers, Martin J. White, James
F. Gannon.
Freeholders' Convention—Michael F. Harvey,
Joseph Mulraine, John A. Whelan, Richard Kas
Assembly Convention—George Jurgens, James
F. Norton, Henry Slockblower, John J. O'Don
lu the Fourth precinct the Kilmurry del
egates, after an exceedingly lively skir
mish, downed the Hennessy delegates.
V They are:—
County Convention—Michael F. Feeley and
Michael Higgins.
Assembly Convention—-William Travers.
Freeholders' Convention—Frank Coyle.
In the Fifth and Sixth precincts the
voting was very quiet. Hennessy lives
in the immediate neighborhood and his
popularity was clearly demonstrated at
this primary. These were elected:—
County Convention—J. McEntee, James Wise
Direetor-at-Large Convention—Charles Lod
dick, Thomas Coolahan.
Assembly Convention—Dr. J. J. Nevin, Patrick
J. Condon.
■ r- Freeholders' Convention—John P. Murray,
James Hennessey.
In the Seventh the following delegates
were elected. It is Hennessy's ticket:—
County Convention—Frank Gallagher, William
Pirector-at-Large Convention—Thomas Max
well, John Foley.
Assembly Convention—J. McCormack, Patrick
Freeholders1 Convention—George Myers, Philip
There was a lively time at the joint
primary of the Ninth and Tenth pre
cincts, held at No. 340 Johnston avenue.
The regulars were refused representa
tion, and fought for it. In the melee
windows were broken, and several fights
occupied attention for some time after
Here is the winning ticket:—
County Convention—William Allers, Thomas
Director-at-Large—Patrick Leonard, John
Assembly Convention—John Fallon, James
Freeholders1 Convention—James Foran, Louis
!k In the Eleventh precinct these were
County Convention—Thomas Murphy.
Dlrector-at-Large Convention — Rudolph
Assembly Convention—John J. Wittpen.
Freeholders' Convention—Michael English.
There was more inn in the Twelfth
precinct just previous to the opening
of the primary, through which James
Muldoon, election boss of the district and
fr\». dalarruta fntlio Tfrûûhnl/loru'
Convention on the opposing ticket, fell
into the clutches of the police. Muldoou
lives at No. 126 Halliday street. It is
alleged that the ballot box in his charge
was stuffed. It is. certain that he refused
his opponent representation and these
latter made a raid on the polling place.
The box was secured, broken open and
the contents scattered to the winds. Mul
doon was arrested by Policeman Harines
and taken to the Library Hall station.
He was released on bail later. This ticket
wae elected:—
County Convention, Thomas E. Shields; As
sembly Convention, Marcus Bollhardt; Director
at-Large Convention, Patrick Lane; Freeholders'
Convention, John Erickson.
The contest in ihe Thirteenth was some
what lively also. Edwards and Friery,
for delegates to the Freeholders' Conven
tiou, were bitter opponents. In fact they
were the only real contestants, the other
candidates having things their own way,
though there was a little scratching for
the Assembly Convention candidate, iu
which the name of George Ennis was sub
stituted for that of Edward Kelly. The
contest passed off quietly. The result is
as follows:—
County Convention, George Slickermeyer; Di
rector-at-Larfre Convention, Adolph Seilheim^r;
Assembly Convention, Johu E. Kelly; Freehold
ers' Convention, Joseph W. Edwards.
In the Third district the Donnelly dele
dates to the Freeholder Convention claim
they carried their ticket throughout all
the precinots. There seemed to be no ex
pressed preference for either John Hart,
Alderman Hoos or James N. Davis con
cerning the Assembly nomination. Joe
Griiflu, with an army of friends from the
laboring classes, who want him renomina
ted tor Freeholder, worked hard, espec
ially at the joint primary of the First,
Second, Third and Fourth precincts.
Early In the evening Joe expressed the
opinion that he had no show, as the pri
mary there had been opened at quarter to
seven instead of seven as had been adver
tised. He will protest. These were
doubtless elected·'—
County Convention -John Comar, William
Sanderson, James Jennings, Charles McGovern.
Director-at-Large Convention—Louis Howedel,
Edward Brady, John Drum, Edward Kelly.
Assembly Convention — James Fay, John
Dugan, John Halligan, John McKenna.
Freeholders' Convention -James Flood, Joseph
Brady, Edward Cullen, John Conlan.
A spurious ticket was circulated by
William Herbert and others at the joint
primary of the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh,
Eighth and Ninth precincts. The regu
lars gave it not a ghost of a show, and the
following delegates were elected:
County Convention—Christopher Smith, Thom
as Cox, James N. Davis, Cornelius Caufleld, Ben
jamin S. Garrison, William Cudlipp.
Director-at-Large Convention—James Geth· ;
ins, Andrew Green, William H. Tuthill, John |
Russell, James P. Garton, James Rafters.
Assembly Convention—Frank McSpirifct, Wil
liam Moore, Hugh Fagan. M. Hopkins, Louis
Helsterhagen, William Ryan.
Freeholders1 Convention—Thomas McCabe,
Sr., John Bishopp. George Russell, James Clem
ents. T. McNally, Walter Collrille.
In the Eleventh, Twelfth aud Four
teenth precincts the following ticket was
County Convention—Owen Havill, John Car
roll, Martin Collins.
Director-at-Large Convention—A. A. Daley,
Frederick Seicz, Timothy Regan.
Assembly Convention—John Dwyer, John
Powers, Timothy Collins.
Freeholders' Convention—James Ryan, G. F.
Farrell, Louis Stinson.
The Thirteenth, Fifteenth and Six
teenth precincts elected these delegates—
County Convention—Martin Purcell, James
Clarke, Patrick Reilly.
Director-at-Large Convention—Frank McAn
ally, John Maney, Frank Herrick.
Assembly Convention—Patrick McArdle,
Henry Doerr, William Cornell.
Freeholders' Convention—Joseph Boyle, Thoe.
Rush, John Harriott.
inci cv/fivin f u) ι uivt·
Matters were quiet in the Fourth dis
trict, and there was but one ticket in th e
field in each precinct. The voters turned
out in large numbers, however, and in
the Eleventh precinct 5ti4 votes were cast.
"Tim" Lynch, heretofore active in or
ganizing the opposition Democratic
County Committee, took part in the regu
lar primary at No. 368 Palisade avenue.
The result in the district was a decided
triumph for Fritz Mersheimer. These
are the names:—
County Convention—John Stanton, John
Prigge, Thomas Burus, James Dunne, Thomas
Duff, Joseph Boland, Michael Kuntz, William V.
O'Connell, Thomas Scanlon, John J. Coch, Her
man J. Bergkamp, Peter Cavanagh.
Director Convention—Martin Boquet, Henry
Winckler, Fred Beekman, John Waters, Henry
Rush, Owen Nolan, R. W. Arend, Laurence Cos
tigan, Cnarles Heim, Max Proem, William
Parker, Jr., Thomas J Browne.
Assembly Convention—Henry Spelman. Joseph
Donohue, "Frederick Engelbrecht, Charles Nie
buhr, William R. Kenzei. John Boisson, Jacob
Schmidt, Sr., Charles Can·, Thomas Foley, James
Maguire, William Moehring, William Busliell.
Freeholders' Convention—Charles O'Connell,
George Krebs, Frederick Reinemann, Frank
Drake, John Lynch. Jacob Fink, Charles Simon
son, William Sweetingham, Philip Steitz, John
J. Tully, Patrick Mulvihill, Thomas Somerville.
In the Fifth district these delegates
were choeen:—
County Convention—Charles Austin. W. P.
Roche, Thomas Shea, Thomas Doran, William
Campbell, Matthew Snoddy, Matthew W. Ful
lam. John Edelstein, Frederick Smith.
Director-at-Large—Harry O'Neill, Thomas
Flannigan, Timothy Donovan, Edward Burke,
John ^Norton, James Doran, Audrew Craig,
Michael Hanley, Jr., Henry Windecker.
ι Assembly Convention- Martin Downey, James
Murrer, John Cavenagh, George H. Bow ley,
Frederick Roseubower, Charles Kaufman, James
E. Hughes, Patrick J. O'Connor, John McGuekin.
Freeholders' Convention—John J. Cone, Peter
Maguire, John Sutton. Peter Cavenagh, Barend
Klepper. John O'Connell, James E. Gorman,
Jeremiah J. Byrnes, Michael Fallon.
So far as known the following delegates
from the Sixth district elected were as
County Convention, Patrick Donnohue and
Edward Freel; Director-at-Large Convention,
Daniel Coffey and John Crouse; Assembly Con
Freeholders' Convention, Thomas Norton and
Henry Puster.
These delegates were elected in the Jer
sey City end of the Seventh district:—
County Convention — Frank McDerraott,
John Garry, John Eagan, John F. Madden, M. F.
Fallahee, James Donnelly, John H. Brown, M. J.
Director-at-Large Convention—John E. Malone,
John C. Carr, Michael Mack, M. P. Moran, P. II.
Connelly, John Hunt. John Kelly, John Kane.
Assembly Convention—John P. Feeney, Michael
Noonan, Cnarles Poltwood, Oliver Scott, James
O'Brien, George Richter, Thomas Kean, Daniel
Freeholders1 Convention—John Mahoney, John
McQrath, Dr. P. Hoffman, Richard Judge, John
W. O'Donnell, Patrick Mullins, John Barry,
James Harris.
In the Jersey City portion of the Eighth
Assembly district there was a contest
between the friends of "Andy" Boyle and
Ed. McDermott, candidates for the
Assembly nomination. Matters were
lively at all the polling places, but there
was no serious disturbance. The Boyle
ticket was successful everywhere.
County Convention—Dennis O'Brien, John J.
Liliis, Richard Gar rick, William Farrell, Anton
Schick, W. F. Cosgrove, Charles McNulty.
Director-at-Large Convention—J. J. O'Driscoll,
Joseph E. Vincent, Michael O'Neil, John Crosby,
Thomas Conlin, Thomas Shortell, Michael A.
Assembly Convention- Charles E. Lillis, James
Smith, Andrew Lynch, Frederick Hilger, Owen
Kiernan, Cornelius Ryan, David Powers.
Freeholders' Convention—John Burns, John
McDonald, Philip Tully, Michael Tuohey, Thomas
Daly, John Curtis, Patrick Murray.
In the Ninth district the following dele
gates were chosen:—
County Convention—A. Lankering, Patrick
Smith, James E. Dollard, James Laverty. Will
iam Wise, John McCullough, F. C. Luchs, Henry
Erxmeyer, Patrick Halloran, Bernard Gerrity,
Peter Quinn and Thomas Lyons.
Director-at-Large Convention—James Calla
han, John Van Vorst, Stephen Cooke, Isaac
Monoflelil Andrew Mever. Hermann Lentha.
William M. Chapman, James Thomas Walsh,
James Kay, Timothy J. Handley, Frank Gluo- i
how ski.
Freeholders' Convention—Hermann Wehr,
Martin O'Toole, James Fitzmartin, William Tay
lor, William Parslow, Charles Fosdick, Charles !
Steinburg, Henry Duis, Stephen Cooke, John ι
McNanamara and Thomas Devine.
Assembly Convention—Joseph Waddington,
Joseph Guaraglia, Michael Hunt, John F.
O'Hara, Henry Stegman, Edwin McGinnis, Ernst
Schmidt, Robert Hardy, William O'Donnell and 1
John O'Brien.
The primaries in North Hudson last
evening brought out the politicians in ;
force. The frieuds of Francois and Usher
Zeller and Noonan, and of the Old Com- |
mittee and the Kern kickers thronged the |
polls and worked like beavers.
The returns give Usher eight delegates |
for the Assembly nomination.
Zeller has a like number for Freeholder,
and the remainder of the vote is scatter
he New Committeemen voted unchal
lenged. These were elected:—
West Hoboken—County Convention, Ernil j
Jacot, John Reinhardt, Otto Schullz.
Directors-at-Large — Edward Ryereon, M.
McLaughlin, Charles Messinger.
Freeholders' Convention—Eugene Burckhardt,
John Nolan, Daulel Ridgeway.
Assembly Convention—John M. Livingston,
William Parmentel, George Copin, Edwin I.
North Bergen—Direct or-at-Large, John Hef- |
lich; County, George Bergkamp; Assembly,
Stewart Lowry ; Freeholders', Henry Vatcky. ,
Complete returns from the Tenth dis
trict show these additional names:—
County Convention, Samuel E. Earl, Daniel E.
Henley, Charles E. Laune, Otto Tepper and I
3arrett Roach are elected; for Director-at
Large Convention, John Ne vils, Michael Waters,
^ritz Rossehl, William Seiler and Patiick Ban
ion; for Assembly Convention, Henry Munges
tor, William Parmentel Frank Gallup, Martin
iCeiley and John Otis; for Freeholders Conven
tion, Garrett Finck, Jacob Schalk, John V.
iuinan, George Slicht and H. J. Collins.
Weehawken—County Convention, Simon
Union Hill—County Convention, Jeremiah
}'Connor. George Poley, Jr.; Director-at Large,
Fames Higgins; Assembly Convention, James
Γ. Cleary; Freeholders' Convention, Charles
In some of the Bayonne wards there
were two tickets presented.but everything |
passed off very quietly. In the First
there was a caucus ou Tuesday evening,
at which α ticket was made up, anil con
curred in by all. The "silk stocking"
element, as a certain per centage of the
First ward voters, are denominated, af
fterward, however, resolved to offer
Peter Brady, delegate to the Assembly
Convention, and sprung a ticket with li.
J. D. Mackie's name on it.
In the First precinct of the Second
ward there was a combination formed
between the Regular Democratic Asso
ciation, the Young Men's Democratic
Association and the German Democratic
Club, the result being that but one ticKet
was placed in the Held. This was elected
by a vote of 107.
Nicholas Carroll put forth no ticket in
the Fourth ward, as it is said the com
mitteeman proposes to call the primaries
for the Assembly in his ward at a future
date. There were, however, two tickets
in the field, which are said to respectively
favor Frank P. Smith and Andrew R.
The result in Bayonne means that
James Rollston, the present Freeholder,
secures the Assembly convention, and
that Frank H. Kimmerly will be nomina
ted for Freeholder.
The result by wards is as follows:—
First ward—County Convention, Allan Benny;
Freeholders' Convention, Patriek McUuire;
Director-at-Large Convention, Edward Fischer;
Assembly Convention, Peter Bradv, Jr.
Second ward, First precinct—County Conven
tion, Martin Cassidy; Director-at-Large Conven
tion, Wendelin Meliert; Freeholders' Convention,
Richard Mullen ; Assembly Convention, Andrew
Second ward, Second precinct—County Con
vention, Thomas Windas; Director-at-Large,
Convention, Jesse K. Vreeland; Freeholders'
Convention, Richard T. Hewitt; Assembly Con
vention, Martin Cassidy, Jr.
Third ward—County Convention, Owen Mul
laney ; Director-at-Large Convention, E. Carbin;
Freeholders Convention, Ε. E. Adams; Assembly
Convention, John W. Hovell.
Fourth ward—County Convention, John J.
vention, James Connelly and Cornelius Brady ;
Assembly Convention, John O'Donovan and
Thomas Knab; Freeholders Convention, Patrick
Nugent and John Buckley.
Fifth ward-County Convention,Mark Fleming;
Director-at-Large Convention, Michael Driscofi;
Freeholders Convention. Michael Lannon; As
sembly Convention, William Cohn.
The Display· in the Store Windows and
Attractions Inside.
Most of the business places on Newark
avenue are having their fall openings;
and the display in many of the windows
is wonderfully attractive.
T. C. Brown & Van Anglen's display of
dress goods and millinery has kept great
throngs of ladies in front of the store all
the week, the leading styles in embroid
ered robes being the special attraction. A
splendid assortment of combination suits,
side bands, cashmeres and a full line of
noveltiea in dress goods are temptingly
arrayed about the tables and counters.
Charles S. Furst's dry and fancy goods
emporium has been thronged all week
with shoppers. The trimmed millinery
department on the second floor is espec
ially an attractive feature of this popular
house. There are no decorations to speak
of except the originality displayed in ar
ranging the iarge and beautiful stock of
millinery and dress goods. The windows
are elaborately decorated.
At the Boston Clothing House great
stacks of clothing are filled so high upon
the tables that even Salesman Walsh, the
tallest of the array of salesmen employed
in the mammoth emporium, can scarcely
see over the tops of them. All varieties
of men's and boy's clothing advantage
ously exposed to view. Two stores, cov
ering an area of 100x50 feet, devoted ex
clusively to a display of clothing. Two
more stores, each 100x25 feet, are artisti
cally stocked with men's furnishing
goods, shoes, etc. The jewelry depart
ment is a great attraction. It is stocked
with every description of jewelry, includ
ing watches inlaid with rubies and dia
monds. Superintendent Berne reports
business as booming.
Marshall & Ball Company's special at
traction i-i their superb line of fall over
coats, including every shade and quality.
Manager M. A. Griffin called my atten
tion to the many new patterns in men's
suits. The children's clothing departs
ment is a gem.
One of the prettiest of the displays is
at Perlmutter's. The windows are
exquisitely dressed with millinery goods,
the beautiful shades of colors in trim
mings enabline Mr. J. de Young, the
decorator, to weave many beautiful
designs that would reflect credit upon
the largest millinery houses in the United
States, inside the store is elaborately
decorated with plants, ferns and ever
greens. The stock includes millinery
goods of every description. At night the
decorations ; are particularly attractive.
The cloak department ou the second floor
is finely equipped. A full line of sealskins
are temptingly exposed to view.
Confined to His Home from a Compile»
tlon of Dangerous Diseases.
Ex-Congressman A. A Hardenberg,
president of the Hudson County National
Bank, is lying dangerously ill at his home,
on Barrow street. Mr. Hardenberg has
been complaining for the past year and
has been attended by Dr. D. McGill and a
noted specialist of New York, who have
treated him for a complication of liver
and kidney diseases. For the past three
weeks he has been unable to leave his
bed, and has recently been lying at the
point of death. Today, for the first time,
ttiere is a ray of hope for his recovery.
Edward A. Graham, cashier of the
bank, is also ill in Denver, Col., whither
he went seven weeks ago for his health.
Young Mr. Warren Hardenberg, sou of
the president, is officiating as cashier.
Andrew White, head clerk in City Col
lector O'Neill's office, will begin work at
the bank as bookkeeper next Monday
Seventh District Democrats Make Sir*
Feeney President.
The Seventh Assembly District Demo*
cratic Club met last night in the old
Fifth Ward Savings Bank building, at
the corner of Erie street and Pavonia
avenue, and effected a permanent organ
Charles Boltwood, temporary chair
man, was tendered the presidency, but
declined, owing to the pressure of private
The permanent organization was ef
fected by the election of the following:—
President, John P. Feeney; first vice
president, Dr. Peter Hoffman; second vice
president, P. H. Connolly; recording
secretary, John Egan; financial secretary,
Richard Judge; treasurer, John Kenny;
sergeant-at-arms, Timothy Murray.
A committee was appointed to draft a
constitution and by-laws and instructed
to renort at the next meetlnir.
Alderman Connolly was appointed a
committee of one to arrange for the use
of the room used at last night's meeting
for meeting purposes during the coming
On taking the chair President Feeney
made an encouraging speech, in which he
alluded to the fact that the district was
about to be thoroughly organized for the
tlrst time in its history. There was a full
The club will meet again next Thurs
day evening.
Dashes About Town.
The "Harvest Home" of the West Side Avenue
Methodist Episcopal Church will take place to
The Toffey Guards will hold the second of their
progressive euchre series at the club house on
Monday evening.
A slight fire last night damaged the home of
John Fraser, at No. 150 Mercer street, to the ex
teut of $15.
Chairman Abarbanell Wins Loud Ap
plause by Affirming the Views Ex
pressed In Mr. Abbett's Letter of Ac
Roche's Hall last evening and perfected
:he organization of the Hudson County
Ballot Reform Association. It was purely
ι nonpartisan meeting, and besides both
political parties being represented, there
tvere present members of the trades or
ganizations and Knights of Labor. Be
Eore the meeting opened the secretary
vnnounce'l that he had received the
names of seventy-five gentlemen who had
signed the roll and endorsed the constitu
J. R. Abarbanell called the meeting to
order and gave an outline of the work
that it was proposed to do. Then Secre
tary J. T. Altemus read a number of let
ters received from gentlemen who could
not be present. Among the letters was α
ringing one from ex-uoveruor Abbett,
who has dealt fully with the ballot reform
question in his letter of acceptance:—
October 1, 1889.
/. T. Altemus, Esq.:—
I>eab Sir—I regret that I cannot be at the
meeting tomorrow evening. I am compelled to
be away from the city. I bave frankly and fully
Btated my view» upon "Ballot Reform and hon
est elections" in my letter of acceptance, of
which I enclose you a copy. If a determined
purpose can bring about these reforms, I shall,
if elected Governor, secure the people of New
Jersey "a pure, secret and flee ballot." I have
the honor to be yours very truly,
Ι,εον Abbett.
The part of Governor Abbett's letter on
ballot reform was read with this letter.
Mayor Cleveland wrote:—
Mr. J. T. Altemue:—
Dear Sir—Your invitation is received to at
tend a meeting In the Board of Trade rooms for
the purpose of organizing a non-partisan Ballot
Reform Association. I shall I» in Morrisiown
on that evening. A true ballot reform will be
one that will give to the honest voter the privi
lege of casting his vote in secret and free from
any interference whatever, and that Bhall make
it difficult, if not impossible, for votes to be
bought and sold. The danger through the ballot
to the perpetuation of the free institutions of
this country lies in the power of money to con
trol it in the first place, and in the power of in
timidation in the Becond place. These can be
controlled by law. It would be a great advance,
also, if falsehood to persuade voters could be
punished. Very respectfully,
Ohkstes Cleveland.
Rev. John L. Scudder of the Taber
nacle, in his letter regretted that he could
not De present, and said in conclusion:—
"God Dless your organization and its
praiseworthy attempt to purify the ballot
in Hudson county. Heaven knows it
needs reforming."
Hev. John Crawford, of Trinity M. E.
Church, in his letter said:—"You have
my full sympathy in this movement. Our
State would be helped by nothing else so
much as by a thorough purification of her
balloting system."
General Grubb wrote a line to the effect
that he would deal with the question at
the proper time.
After the constitution was read and
adopted, Henry G. Gruber, of the Hudson
County Jersey Association, the District
Assembly of the K. of L·., made a speech
criticizing the letter written by Governor
Abbett, and saying that it was not ex
plicit enough. The workingmen of the
State, he said, were in favor of the Kane
bill, and they wanted no other one.
Mr. Abarbanell replied that Governor
Abbett had been explicit, for in his letter
of acceptance he had given a pledge to
support genuine ballot reform.
"Governor Abbett," remarked the chair
man, "says in his letter:—Ί am in favor
of any law which will secure the absolute
secrecy of the ballot,' and also at the con
clusion:—'! promise the people of the
State, if chosen by their suffrages, to urge
upon the Legislature the passage of an
act which will secure a pure, secret »nd
free ballot for all its citizeus. Of course
he does not pledge himself to any special
bill, hut I have faith enouch in him to
believe that if he is elected he will do ex
actly what he says—he will sign a genuine
ballot reform bill."
The chairman's remarks were loudly
applauded. Ex-County Cletk James
Brann said that he represented the labor
men of the Third district, and that they
were all in favor of ballot reform.
The following resolutions were read and
Whereas, An absolutely secret ballot cast free
from machine dictation, corrupt means, fears of
intimidation and without the possibility of brib
ery is the safeguard of all our iilfcirties and the
perpetuation of our Institutions, national, State
and municipal; and
Whereas, No measure of reform In public
affairs, however ardently desired by all good
citizens, whatever may be their political affilia
tions, can ever be achieved without first having
outamea οαιιοι rerorm; mereiore oe it
Resolved, That we, the electors of Jersey City,in
public meeting assembled, do hereby pledge
ourselves to agitate in every legitimate way for
the passage by the Legislature of the State of
New Jersey, about to be elected, of a genuine
ballot reform bill, which shall contain the guar
antees above set forth.
The officers elected were:—President, J.
R. Abarbanell; vice-presidents, H. C.
Gruber, A. B. Brown; secretary, J. T.
Altemus· treasurer, Myron Wolfson; Ex
ecutive Committee, so far as completed,
First district, Joseph D. Miller; Second,
L. M. Wintermute; Fourth, P. Merque
lin; Fifth, Ε. N. Jackson; Seventh, Colin
The rest of the Executive Committee
will be appointed by the chairman. The
Executive Committee will hold a meeting
next Monday and then committees will
be appointed to wait on the different nom
inating conventions.
Two Important Sales.
Warren <fc Nugent advertise in today's
issue of The Jersey City News two
separate executor's sales of properties
that are of especial interest to those de
siring to purchase desirable building loca
tions or a store building located in the
busiest portion of the city.
On Thursday, October 34, they will sell
the three-story buildiug at the northwest
corner of Railroad avenue and Hender
son streets, which, in view of the proposed
elevatiou of the Pennsylvania tracks, will
be doubly desirable for business pur
On Monday, October 7, twelve city lots,
fronting on Wayne and Mercer streets,
between Merseles and Prior streets, will
also be sold by this popular firm, whose
business has boomed wonderfully since
the formation of the recent co-partner
ship. Full particulars of each sale can
be obtained at the office, No. 331 Grove
Conductor Bush Dead,
Frank Bush, one of the oldest conduc
tors on the Pennsylvania Railroad, died
at his home in Newark this morning. He
has been a railroad man most all his life,
and before he went with the Pennsylvania
people he was connected with the Morris
and Essex road.
A tittle Hoy Plead» Not Guilty.
Henry Cunningham, a seven-year-old
bov. was arraigned in the Court of Gen
ernl Sessions this morning, charged with
burglarizing the paint shop of George
Sherry, Brunswick street. He was bailed
in 1500 for trial.
The Davy Crockette Pass Through.
The Davy Crockett Hook and Ladder
Company, of Poughkeepsie, passed
through this city this morning en route
from Richmond, Va. They were met at
the ferry by a party of volunteer firemen
from New York, led by A. C. Hull, super
intendent of the insurance i>atrol, es
corted to Taylor's Hotel, where they had
breakfast, and then continued their jour
ney. Both divisions were headed by a
band and they crossed the river with
music playing and colors flying. They
were organized in 1812, and are one of the
oldest Are companies in the country.
Some Exceedingly Sharp and Interesting
Legal Work.
The fight between the Lehigh Valley
Railroad Company and the Currie heirs
has been transferred to the Court of
Yesterday Mr. Charles Black, of the
firm of Randolph, Condict & Black, ob
tained an order from Chancellor McGill
directing the railroad company to show
cause why an injunction should not issue
restraining it from continuing work on
the land of which it has taken possession.
The order Is returnable on October 14, and
in tne meantime restrains the company
from proceeding with the work until the
further order of the court.
Mr. Mungo Currie went down to the
scene of the battle this morning and
served an injunction. The men imme
diately quit work, and will remain away
from the property until the matter is dis
posed of by the court.
The most interesting question which
the Chancellor will be called upon to con
sider in connection with this case Is the
course pursued by the railroad people in
taking possession of the land.
According to Mr. Corbin, the company
had its arrangements completed for pay
ing the amount of the award into court
according to the order of the Chancellor
as soon as the amount was known.
The office of the Clerk in Chancery, at
which such payments are usually made,
is in Trentou. Mr. Corbin will say noth
ing as to what arrangements he had to
get the amount down there a minute or
two after it was announced in Judge Gar
paid there or not. All tie will say is that
the flies of the court will show when the
money was paid.
Mr. Corbin further says that when the
award was made he raised a discussion as
to the advisability of the Commissioners
signing the duplicate copies of the awurd.
W hile this was going ou a representative
of the railroad company slipped from the
office and by the mysterious method
alluded to above paid the money into
On the other hand it is claimed that
Mr. Mungo Currie hurriedly left the
room almost immediately after the words
had left Judge Garrick't lips, and that
Corbin then served him with the notice
that the money had been paid into court.
It is claimed that it was impossible for
the railroad company to have done so in
the short time elapsing between the
announcement of the award and the
service of the notice on Mr. Currie.
They Sleet to Pave the Way for the State
League Meeting.
At the meeting of the Hudson County
Republican League last night at
Franklin Hall there was a most
noticeable absence of the promi
nent party men, and only novices
conducted the meeting. The first thing
done after the meeting was called to
order was to accept the resignation of
James Young as president and elect his
successor. S. R. Finney, a young man
•ft ho smoLed a large cigar, carried a heavy
caue and wore a silk hat and eye-glasses,
was nominated by Alderman Schermer
George Medole was put in the field by
Felix Brown. Mr. Medole had been the
secretary. The result of the balloting
showed Finney to be elected bv a vote-of
17 to 14. This disappointed Billy Eaton
very much, for Finney is known to be a
Ramsay man, and his election is considered
a victory for the regular party men.
After considerable wangling among
the novices, in which irrepressible Felix
Brown aud George Francis took an active
part aud displayed an absurd knowledge
of Cushing's Manual, the following dele
trnt-PH Wfire <-'acted'—
George Francis, First district; Jacob
I Sherry. Third district; Humphrey W.
Oarr, Fifth district; Felix S. Brown,
Seventh district; and ex-Judge McMahon,
Ninth district.
The alternates were:—James McGerr,
First district; John Payne, Third dis
trict; John H. Hopkins, Fifth district;
S. Bunnell, Seventh district, and James
Limmerick, Ninth district.
On the 15th inst. these delegates will
meet with others from all parts of
the State at Exizabeth, and they
will decide how the leagues can
best promote the election of General
Grubb and will also elect a president,
seven vice presidents and an Executive
Committee of the State League, and dele
gates to the next convention of the Re
publican League of the United States.
A Rosy Republican Circular.
Captain Graham was busy at work at
the Hepublican headquarters this morn
ing sending out as roseate hued a circular
a s ever emanated from a literary bureau.
It stated that the prospects of the Repub
licans electing a Governor and a majority
of both Houses of the Legislature were
never better; that, whereas, the Republi
can party was thoroughly united and in
perfect harmony, the Democrats were
divided and torn asunder by Internal dis
sensions. The persons receiving the
circular are requested to thoroughly
organize the party in their vicinity for
immediate action, as the time to secure
all these benefits is very short.
A Suit About a Press.
& Co. sold a press to oue Parker on the in
stallment plan. When Parker desired to
get out of business he sold it to one
Norris. Frederick D. Ltnu, the publisher,
had a mortgage on the stock of this com
pany, and ne foreclosed and siezed the
press, on which all the purchase price had
not been paid, as agreed. The VVestinc
house Company brought suit in the Cir
cuit Court to recover the press or its
value, about 1400. It was tried today and
Judge Kuapp rendered judgment in favor
of the company, but said he would listen
to a motion to have the verdict set aside
and given to the defendant, Mr. Linn.
To Bury Grandp» Carmon.
The body of Herman Carmen, the old
man who was killed on the rails at
Marion Monday, was removed from the
Morgue yesterday to Griffith's undertak
ing establishment, No. 658 Newark ave
nue, and the interment followed at the
Bergen Cemetery. Mr. A. P. Kern, his
employer, defrayed the funeral expenses.
Weddings Among the Arlons.
The following matrimonial engage
ments ot members of the Arlou Singing
Society, of the Heights, are announced:—
Herman Greener to Miss L·. Locke.
Gustav Hahn to Miss Wilson.
George Werner to Miss Lizzie Franke.
The couples are all well-known resi
dents of the Heights.
The Building Strikes OIT.
Amicable arrangements having been
consummated, the men on strike on the
two new down town buildings in New
York, the Wells building on Wall and
Broad streets and the Mutual Trust build
ing on Broadway, went to work on both
buildings this morning.
Tableaux at the Tabernacle.
The Kings' Daughters (Working Ten)
will present a series of tableaux at the
Tabernacle this evening.
Miss lienne at Home,
The very romantic story In our only
competitor of last evening concerning the
disappearance of Helena Renne, of Union
Hill, was more romantic than true. Miss
Ken ne is at home in the care of her uncle,
Mr. Hagge, on Louis street.
Tlie Ex-Employee of Dodffe & Bile»
Hailed In the Sum of 9600.
Jefferson Hunt, the collector for the
Arm of Dodge & Bliss, box manufacturers
at Grand and Bay streets, the story of
whose arrest was related in yesterday's
Jebset Citv News, was bailed yesterday
by Justice Weed in the sum of Î600, the
prisoner to appear before the Justice
from day to day for the next thirty days.
Isaac S. Vanderbeck is his bondsman.
Counsellor Flavel McGee appeared at
the hearing in the interests of Hunt.
Detective Hurd, representing the New
York authorities, raised the point that no
bail could be accepted in a Jersey City
court upon a prisoner awaiting extradi
tion papers from the Governor of New
York. The crime was committed in New
York city.
Lawyer ^McGee re tilled that In his
opinion the New York authorities were
overstepping their rights in interfering
with the interpretation of a New Jersey
law, and said they were trying to collect
η debt by criminal procedure when civil
•procedure was the proper course.
Justice Weed reserved his decision for
one hour. The tardiness of the State
printer in issuing copies of the laws
passed by the last Legislature prevented
the Judge from having a copy in his pos
cession, and as he wished to consult it be
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from Chief of Police Murphy. After
reading the new laws he concluded that
he had a perfect right to fix the bail as
Hunt's story differs somewhat from
that related by Mr. Bliss, his employer,
in The .Jersey City News of yesterday.
At the trial he claimed that he was not
discharged by the firm of Dodge & Biles,
but that he left of his own free will; and
these charges of embezzlement were
subsequently trumped up against
him because he had started a
box manufacturing business of his own
in Brooklyn and was taking away con
siderable of Iiodge & Bliss' trade along
with him.
He neither denied nor affirmed the
truth of the charges brought against
him, but stated that he would answer
them at the proper time.
Major "Dick" Hodgson Falls of Epilepsy
and Dies in the Hospital·
Major Klchard W. Hodgson, a well
known character of Hoboken, fell In an
epileptic fit last night on the corner of
Washington and Newark streets. He
was picked up and carried into Polie6
Headquarters. Dr. Heifer sent him t
St. Mary's Hospital, and he died this
"The Major," as he was familiarly
called, was known to every man, woman
and child in the First ward. He served
through the late war as engineer of the
United States man-of-war Oneida, and
subsequently as engineer of the Capitol
Building at Washington. He was a
member of Christian Woerner Post, G.
A R, and it was from this membership
he received his title. He was keeper of
the public bath until a few weeks ago,
when he was discharged.
Since his discharge he has wandered
about the streets, and being unable to
support his wife, she left him and went
to her relatives in New York.
The Owner Appears.
Mr. Vermilyea, of Highland, N. J., has
identified the horse and wagon and other
property captured by Policeman Ham
mond, of the Hoboken police, yesterday
morning, from a thiet who fired three
shots at him at the Hoboken ferry yester
day morniug and then escaped.
The horse, wagon, harness and lap
robes are the property of David Stagg, a
neighberof Mr. Vermilyea's, and the sil
ver-plated ware found in the wagon was
stolen from the apartments of Mr. Ver
milyea's coachmen, who lives over the
carriage house.
A Great Head.
Richard Cordes, a cart driver residing
on Second and Jackson streets, as black
as the ace of spades and whose head was
covered with wool as white as snow,
which he said had been that color since
his seventeenth year, was before Re
corder McDonough in Hoboken this
morning charged with petty larceny by
Henry Berger, of No. 9 Jackson street.
He is held.
Hoboken Notes.
The body of the late Ferdinand Kott,
one of the founders of the German Club,
Hoboken, will be buried from the club
house this afternoon.
The Valencia Boat Club benefit concert
will be held at Odd Fellows' Hall, Hobo
ken, October 23.
The Liquor Dealers' Association of Ho
boken meets tomorrow afternoou at
three o'clock at its headquarters, No. 79
Hudson street.
Attempt to Wreck a Slaughter House in
New York.
Shortly after eight o'clock this morning
the neighborhood of West Fortieth street
and Eleventh avenue. New York, was
thrown into wild excitement by the loud
explosion of what afterwards proved to
be a dynamite bomb.
As soon as the people got over their
fright and investigation was made it was
learned that a most dastardly attempt
had been made to blow up the slaughter
house of J. and C. Scanlon, Nos. 613 and
615 West Fortieth street.
The bomb was thrown into an open
window, and, strikiug a partition,
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flow about the heads of the men at work,
but fortunately none of them were in
i'ured. As far as could be learned the
iomb was thrown by one of the strikers
that went out from the slaughter house
last February. The damage to property
will be about $500.
Ju»t\ After It Had lieea Struck By >
Antonl Cori Is a barber of No. 84 Col
gate street. He cuts the locks and cleans
the faces of the Italian colony in that
neighborhood, when not engaged in
gambling in the yard in the rear of his
shop. A few weeks ago a number of his
Satrons were in the yard gambling with a
all and winning small coins from each
other. Business was dull, and Cori took
his two-year-old child in his arms and
joined the game.
Among the players were two Italians
named Geutili and Auton di Lori. They
quarrelled and Gentili, it was alleged in
the Court of General Sessions this morn
ing, threw a can at di Lori. The missile
Ilew wide of its mark and struck Cori's
babe. A general fight followed, and as
was claimed Gentili cut di Lori a deep
gash on the arm with a razor and then
The child died, as Was said, from the
effects of the blow of the can. Di Lori
caused the arrest of Cori and two other
Italians for complicity in the assault on
him, and after a lone, tedious trial the
case was this afternoon give to the jury.
It is probable that the District Attorney
will investigate the cause of the child's
Counsellor Tom Noonaa
Rakes Up a Witness
and a Petition.
The "Willow Flat3" Made the Sab·
ject of Another Protest.
Dr. Bondy may now practice medicine
in this county. The Board of Health
gave him permission to register yester
day. This is the result of a professional
warfare that has been waged for nearly a
year between the Health Board and th·
Dr. Bondy, when he applied for per
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his diploma, and he and the Board en
tered on a voluminous foreign corre»
pondence, which resulted in showing
that one Dr. Bondy had graduated from
the College of Prague and was licensed
to practice in Austria. This failed to
satisfy the Board and it insisted that Dr.
Bondy should prove that he was and
always had been and forever intended to
be the Dr. Bondy who graduated at
The doctor began more correspondence
and employed a couple of lawyers who at
different times appeared in his behalf
and pleaded for him to the Board. Tnat
body was obdurate.
Then as a last straw the doctor em
ployed Counsellor Thomas F. Noonan to
Intercede for him. Tom had been a mem
ber of the Legislature two.terms and was
posted on Board and committee meet
ings. He also knew the failing that doc
tors have of using words in conversation
that no one can understand, and thus he
was prepared for the battle, for when it
comes to words that carry weight and are
especially marked tech. or obs. or some
other term of distinction when they occur
in the dictionary (which isn't often, Tom
is the best man east of the Comanche res
It didn't take him long to find one
Marcus St* cker, of Constable Hook, a
Justice ot the Peace, who was ready to
make affidavit that Dr. Bondy was Dr.
Bondy, and that he was the same and
identical and persevering Dr. Bondy who
received a diploma at the College of
Prague. The Justice even recollected the
doctor in his boyhood's days and his emi
nently resDectable and aristocratic fam
ily. That was all Tom wanted of the doc
tor's countryman, although there was
plenty more material if he wanted it.
Like a clever ex-member of the Assem
bly, Tom had great faith in petitions and
numbers of signers, as well as the qual
ity thereof, and so he called on Register
Fielder, ex-Sheriff Heintz, Sheriff Davis,
Under Sheriff McPhilips, Surrogate
O'Neil, John Boyd, Frank Gallery, J7 A
Stegmair, M. D., P. Hommeli, M. D.,
Architect L. H. Giele, Henry T. Simon
and Carl H. Ruempler. All of these gen
tlemen signed the petition the counsellor
presented them, which set forth their be
lief that Dr. Bondy is Dr. Bondy, and
that he ought so be permitted to practice
in this county. In fact the carefully
worded paper left an impression on those
who read it that the entire salvation of
the county's population depended on per
mission being given the physician to
Thus provided, Tom prepared for his
attack on the enemy with a firm inten
tion of driving them from their strong
hold. As I said before, Tom knew the
weakness of the Board of Health for
polysyllabic expressions, no matter how
unintelligible they were, and Tom had
plenty in store. When permitted to plead
for his client he shot oil such a string of
these words without finding even a
comma for a breathing spell that in
three minutes the astounded Board
recognized how sadly it had sinned
against Dr. Bondy and deserted its flag.
It made an unconditional surrender, and
Dr. Bondy may now dabble in smallpox,
cholera, yellow fever and all the other
luxuries of a physician's life. Counsellor
Noonan was congratulated.
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A complaint was made to the Board
that Dr. Hornblower had failed to report
a cose of scarlet fever.
Undertaker Griffith sent a communica
tion to the Board, which set forth the in
justice of the health rule, established two
weeks ago, making it compulsory for all
corpses to be conveyed to the burial
ground in a hearse or covered cofflu
wagon. The undertaker said this worked
great hardship to the poor, and compelled
them to pay more than would be neces
sary if a coach could be used. The Board
considered the matter and amended the
rule so that it now applies only to cases
of contagious disease.
A number of owners of sunken lota
notified the Board that they were filling
them in, and a communication from one
Fitzsimmons, of "Willow Flats," Ho
boken, was read, which set forth that the
flats are breeding places for diphtheria
and in an unsanitary condition, the base
ments are filled with waterand half-growu
frocs, and that Landlord Carney refuses
to make any repairs. Dr. Salstonstal said
he had served notices to have the nuis
ance abated, and the Board ordered the
Council to Investigate the matter.
Inspector Allen reported that John
Hanley, No. 22ti Palisade avenue; Win
field Kendall, No. 40 Jefferson avenue,
and Herman Muir, of Prospect street,
were laving earthen soil pipes contrary to
law, and counsel was directed to stop it
The complaint of a diphtheria épidémie
in North Hudson, made by Mrs. Mary A.
Fleery, two weeks ago, was found to be
untnte when investigated, and that but
five cases had been there in a year.
The counsel to the Board reported that
bridge tenders cannot demand a transit
certificate for funerals coming from New
ark if a State permit lg provided and a
burial certificate from this county ob
tained. The Board was recommended to
proceed against Charles Henning, of
Union Hill, for illegal practice by appear
ing before the Grand Jury, and to take
the same action aeainst a man said to be
"Dr." Lawrence, of the I'laiaueipma
Hotel. He gives advice free and charités
for his medicine. Counsel also reported
that he had obtained au order from the
Chancellor to show cause why the New
York Manure Co., at Kearney,shall not be
prevented from dumping there.
Dr. Gordon told the other members that
he had been informed that the entire
faculty of the Eclectic College of Physi
cians and Surgeons of New Jersey had re
signed and that their places would be
filled by regular physicians.
Warmer Weather.
"WTtSlîlNGTON, D. C., Oct. 3, 1889.—The
storm developing yesterday in Dakota
has moved eastward to Lake Huron. The
clearing condition has moved eastward to
the Virginia coast, and another is devel
oping in Manitoba.
For Eastern New York and New Jersey:
—Fair, except light rain in northern por
tion; warmer; southerly winds.
For Western New York:—Fair, except
rain on the lakes; warmer; southerly
The Weather at Hartnett'e*
October». Des. !
At 3 P. M HI i
At β P. M 62 I
At 9 P. M 49 !
At Midnight 47 1
October 3. Deft.
At β Δ. M 50
At β Α. M 54
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