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VOL. 1. NO. 199.
The Mara Foundry Was
Crowded as Usual
Last Evening·
What Justice Stilsing Has to Say of
the Schools of Iniquity.
The scuds were in full operation again
last night and there was the usual crowd
of girls and young meu, some of them
bad, others only silly, but all in aanger
of taking one more step in the wrong
No one needs to be told that the swings
are mere apologies for amusement. Few
who go cure anything for swinging as a
pasiime. They ure thereto mingle in the
crowd; to And'associates whom they do
not meet at their homes; to taste the joy
less oxcitement. of half reoognized moral
peril; or—and these are unhappily not
few—for the deliberate purpose of cor
rupting the young. The swings, as has
been said, are only the excuse. A girl
who wouldn't voluntarily get herself
into such a company will yield to the in
vitation of some young man, or more
often of some uirl not so particular, to go
and see the swings. So the innocent
mingle with the corrupt, and witness
much which they should never see.
For disgraceful scenes are of nightly
occurrence. 1 witnessed at that place,
1 η λ f aimti(niT no iliiimiaHiKT on avh ihifimi
as î ever saw or heard of. ί «veut to the
place with an idea that possibly some
changes in its plan of operations might
have resulted from the exposures made
in The Jersey City News. There wus
no Indication, however, of any suci» im
provement. There were young girls in
the swings as usual. Their attitudes
were as shocking as ever; their behavior
as little calculated to improve them or
the spectators. Among the latter were
the ordinary run of youthful "toughs,"
many of them really unsophisticated but
all apparently ready for anything.
I noticed in particular a young girl
whose appearance was very much m her
Her company, on the other hand, was
utrongly against her. She was surrounded
by a number of ill-bred and wicked-look
ing fellows, who evidently regarded her
as an easy prey, and were only uneasy
through jealousy of each other. The girl,
it seemed to me, was anxious to escape
from them. I was inclined to pity her,
and might have tried to cet her out of the
difficulty if there had been any way to do
it. I watched her edging toward the
door, still followed by the little party of
suitors, each endeavoring to gain lier at
tention by some attempted witticism,
usually bordering on the improper, and
sometimes way over the line, finally
she got outside the building, aud the
young men with her. I was hoping to
see her start for home now that she nad
got out of the foundry, but, instead of
that, an incideut, which I cannot report,
overcame her patience, and she turned
upon them with such language as I
never heard before; and not only that,
but she accompanied her words with ges
tures that were simply disgusting.
I turped away and saw behiud me α
party of young girls who were about to
enter the place. They stood still, and
though the pltuie was by no means light
1 could discern the expressions of their
faces. They were shocked evidently—one
or two of them very much—but there was
also that curiosity which is the worst
ι temptation, and the desire to show that
I they were not "fresh" by laughing at the
whole affair; and they did laugh, but
j rather hysterically, some of them. Then
, they hesitated α moment, but all event
ually entered the building.
I Only a sample scene, I nave no doubt,
showing how the comparatively innocent
and the woefully depraved are brought
together at the scups.
I thought of poor Edith Riker and of
her mother's grief.
In speaking of the scups, which were
exposed in the last Sunday Morning
News, Justice Stilsing said this morning
that if the scups referred to are the same
ones which were located in the lot at
AVarren street and Railroad avenue, they
ought to be suppressed.
He said that there were frequent lights
aud disturbances there, and in his opinion
the associations were not the best for
young girls or at all conducive to
He instanced the case of John Hinse, a
paper hauger, of No. 59 Colden street,
w nu, vu ucjJiomuci ισ ιταη wuumi/vtu uj
him to the Couuty Jail for trial upon two
charges of leading astray Edith Riker, a
fourteen-year-old girl, who made his ac
quaintance at these scups.
The Justice was somewhat indignant to
think that Heiuse had escaped indict
ineut 011 both these charges, as the
peualty for his offense is imprisonment
in State Prison for fifteen years.
■Ί am glad to see that The Jersey Citv
News has taken this matter up," con
tinued the Justice, "and hope you will
succeed in accomplishing your object."
Postofllce Clerics Required to Hand Up
for Republican Campaign Usoti.
There are but few people in Jersey City
who cio not know Martin Finck—Jolly
Martin, as he is called. He has held
office in different capacities for many
years, the last one being Clerk of the re
cently indicted Board of Works. It was
through Martin's great ability to know
nothing when something should be
known that the trial became simply a
laughable farce, with a number of ilrst
class comedy actors in it.
There, was also a liberal display of the
heavy villain talent. Well the Big Four
were acquitted, the new charter came into
existence, and Martin lost his position
and began a search for a new one. He
found it. It is a dandy. He has nothing
to do but receive money. He is no longer
a Philistine in the employ of the city, lie
; is better situated. He, so I have been
lold, is a collector for Grubb.
The collections are made from Republi
tan employes whenever Mr. Finck and
the State Committee can reach them.
Martin, with his characteristic gener
osity and universal love for mankind, Is
too unostentatious to perform this duty
alone, and he, so it is said, associated
with him an urbane gentleman by the
name of Holden.
It is known that a circular has reached
the clerks and curriers at the post office,
signed by '"The Committee." The
circular stated iu unmistakable terms
that money was needed by the Republi
cans aud a contribution of one per cent,
of the salaries received would lie very
acceptable, and it was also Intimated in
lûnguage that- could not possibly be mis
construed that the employees had better
call at the Weldon Building aud make
their patriotic contributions at an early
date or look out for another job.
Mit. FINCK 8AV8—
This morning I called ou Martin Finck,
ajart asked him how much money he had
collected in this manner. Martin simply
smiled and replied:—
'•My boy it is noue of your business."
"But you have collected some haven't
you?" I iusisted.
"Do you waut. to pump me! 1 have
DothiiiK to say."
"Thut's all right, Mariiu," «tid I, "but
Is It not a fact that letter carriers have j
been to you, autf given you one per cent,
of their salaries for Republican politica
"Look here, if a man meets me and
saye I have some money to contribute for
the success of the party what am I to (lof.
Say to the man I don't want itf Cer- (
tainly not. And if I take it for the State
Committee for the benefit of the party
whose bueiness is it bnt the man's who
That was all Martin had to say and I
left him and called on Postmaster Dick- J
inson, who positively denied that lie 1
knew of any money having been asked ■
or paid for political purposes by the Post
Office employees. As Γ turned toward
the door to leave Man in Pluck entered.
Aldermen Resolve Against the Bart- 1
lett Water Scheme. !
The Boa rd of Aldermen met last even
ing. The Comptroller submitted a state
ment of the amounts of money which the '■
city had received for railroad taxes since '
1882, which was publishad several days
ago in The Jehsky City News.
A resolution offered by Alderman
O'Niell was introduced and adopted to
select some method of informing flagmen
at the various crossings in the city, when
a train is within 3C0 feet of their cross
ing. '
Alderman O'Neill then introduced a
long preamble and series of resolutions to
the effect that the Board enter a solemn
protest against the outrageous swindle
proposed by the water synaicate.
The resolution called upon the Board
of Street and Water Commissioners to set
the seal of their official disapproval upon
any proposition to relinquish any portion
of the city's control of the water works
or its rights to the Passaic liiver,
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present water cau be improved at a slight
expense and call upon the Street and
Water Commissioners to secure such im
provements by enlarging the Belleville
intake at Belleville ut a cost not to ex
ceed tôt),000; by the aeration ot the water
after it reaches the retaining reservoirs
and by referring the entire subject to a
competent expert.
Then the resolutions go on to call the
Commissioners' attention to the vast out
lay already incurred iu securing the pres
ent water supply, to the fact that the in
come of the Water Department is not
sufficient today to pay the interest upon
the city's water bonds; that the syndicate,
while pretending to furnish water in
tends to throw a heavy additional burden
upon the city at large; that the proposed
contract, if once fastened uoon the city,
would probable remain as the present
plant would be in ruins at its expiration.
For these reasons the resolutions de
clare that the Board of Street and Water
Commissioners should again be called
upon to refuse to adopt the scheme, and
the Board of Finance is urged not to con
cur in any resolution tending to further
the schemes of the water syndicate.
Mayor Cleveland is also appealed to to
decline to approve any official action
taken by auy municipal board iu favor of
the proposed water contract.
Alderman Schermerhorn moved that
the resolutions be laid over until the next
meeting and that citizens be requested to
be present at that time. This motion was
lost and the resolutions were finally
adopted, Alderman O'Rourke voting no,
and Alderman Schermerhorn being ex
cused from voting.
The ordinance granting permission to
the Bergen Electric Light, Heat and
•Power Company to erect poles and lay
s in certain streets was uassed.
ι motion of Alderman O'Kourke the
resolution heretofore adopted which
changed a polling place in the Second
Ïirecinct of the Seventh district from No.
47 Erie street to No. 483 Grove street was
Superintendent Poland's Fleures Show
ing Where the Crowding la Felt.
Superintendent Poland presented the
following statement to the Board of Edu
cation yesterday afternoon, showing the
overcrowded condition of the classes in
some of the public schools:—
In each class the number of pupils
should reach somewhere iu the neighbor
hood of forty-five. As will be noted, some
of the classes do not reach the maximum
number. In school No. 1, there are five
classes with less than 80 pupils, and
five classes with more than BO. No. 2
has four classes with less than 30, and
four with more than 00; No. 3, four below
30, four above 60; No. 3, three below 30;
3 above 60· No. 4, three below 30; three
above 60; No. 5, one above 60; No. 6, three
below 30; five above 60; No. 7, three be
low 30, six above 60; No. 8, three be
low 30, seven above 60; No. 9, two above
60; No. 10, two above 60; No. 11, four be
low 30, six above 60; No. 12, thirteen
above 00; No. 13, two below 30, six above
60; No. 14, five ubove 60; No. 1δ, one below
30; No. 16, one above 60; No. 17, one below
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CO; No. 20, three below 30, one above 60;
No. 21, eight below 30, two above 00.
Totals—Eorty-flve below 30; seveuty-eight
above 00.
His monthly report shows that the
time lost by teachers during the month of
September was 543 hours; Increase, 240
over corresponding month of last year.
Number ol children refused admission,
851; incrense, 509; number of seats In
Primary Department, 10,041, increase 51;
in Grammar Department, 4,034, in
crease 24; in all department, 15,875;
Increase 75. Number on Register last
day of mouth — Primary Department,
12,088; increase, 191; Grammar Depart
ment, 4,553; decrease 50; all departments,
16,041; increase, 141. Average register—
Pimary Department, 11.910; in
crease, 75; decrease, SI; all depart
ments, 16,424; decrease, 6. Aver
age attendance—Primary Department,
11,392, increase, 43; Grammar Depart
ment, 4,370; decrease, 94; all departments,
15,762; decrease, 51. Number of teachers,
Primary Department, 233; Increase, 6;
Grammar Department, 144; increase, 2; all
departments 377; increase, 8. Per; cent,
of average attendance, 95.7; same month,
last year, 95.9. _
The marriage of Miss Greenlee and Mr,
Charles H. Duuimer at the residence of
the bride, No. 69 Astor place, occurred
yesterday. Only the Immediate family
of the bride and bridegroom were pres
ent. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs.
Dummer departed on a long wedding
trip. A wedding supper was served by
Morrow & Day. The lady ia said to be
Dummer's third wife.
Au Internutionat Diiilcalty.
■lames Walsh and Patrick McAvoy, ο
Hoboken, were held by Justice Stllsing
this morning as disorderly persons. They
were arrested for fighting on Grove street
last evening. The cause of the row was
that one was an Englishman and the
other an Irishman.
On last Saturday night a number of
friends of Thomas E. Lyons met at No.
671 Montgomery street and formed a
social organization bearing his name.
Popular Louis Walsh was elected tem
porary president. To-morrow night a
meeting will be held to elect permanent
ofllcers and transact other business. The
atteiulaoce of all members is requested to
make the meeting a success.
Richard R. Green, on behalf of the
Good Samaritan Circle, presented an ele
gant gold watch to Miss Lena Anderson
a few days ago. The presentation was
made at the home of Miss Anderson and
a reception followed.
msrJsiinAY's micetino of the
upel'intendent Poland's Figures Show"
lug Where tlie Crowding In Felt —
Sites Preferred tor tlte Location of
New Se roots.
It was six o'clock when the Board o'
Education met yesterday afternoon; then
he usual routine business was despatched
vith haate.
It was expected that the proceedings
rouid be somewhat enlivened by a de
>ate over the question of transferring the
eachers and pupils of School No. 18 to
he new school building in Lafayette; but
he business-like directors, after a short
liscussion while in executive session,
ettied the matter, and when it was
trought before the Board a resolution to
hat effcct was passed without a dissenti
ng voice. It will be made a primary
ichool. The annex to No. 13 school will
>ccupy the main building as soon as
Principal M. J. Prescott was transferred
rom No. 13 to No. 2, and Principal D. B.
iirby from No. 2 to No. 13. Miss Jenny
ïarry was transferred from No. 21 to No.
t, and Miss Minnie Kelly from No. 13 to
-he grammar department of No. 4. Miss
P. A. Rollins was appointed to fill the
vacancy made in the force of No. 13 by
lie transfer of Miss Kelly. Miss Katie
3. Dobbs was appointed a teacher in No.
11, the appointment to take effect on
November 1.
An application for leave of absence till
Jauuary 1 made by Miss Georgia F.
Jasey, of School No. 20, and one by Miss
Katie A. Herman, of the same school, for
ι month's leave, both on account of ill
lealth, were referred to the Committee
in Teachers and Salaries. Miss Tillie H.
Fugel made application for the nositiou
if teacher to fill a vacancy in the force at
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!or a position as principal.
A resolution to make Frederick Gross
laup janitor of the new school in Lafay
îtte was referred to tne Committee on
Director Reid was appointed to fill the
vacancies on the Finance, Text Books
md Teachers and Salaries committees.
Director Muldoou's resolution directing
;hat bids to furnish the new school in
Lafayette be advertised for was passed,
md on account of the absence of one or
:wo members it was decided to table
Director Heid's resolution to change the
neeting hour from five to seven p. m. till
;he next full meeting.
In reference to the sites for the proposed
;wo new school buildings in the Fourth
md Fifth districts, Director Dugan, as a
member of the joint committee from the
Board of Education, and the Board of
Street and Water Commissioners, which
spent a portion of yesterday on a tour of
nspectiou, reported that it was likely
.he Tonnelle avenue site would be selected
for the Fifth district building. The
zround was topographically high but
inancially low. Two lots coula be se
;ured at $1,!200 per lot. As to the Fifth
listrict building the committee had in
ipected several sites on Bower street—
>ne at the intersection of Cambridge ave
nue and another at the intersection of
Milton avenue. The committee could not
is yet report a choice.
Superintendent Poland's monthly re
port, accompanied by interesting supple
mentary data relative to the crowded
condition of the schools was read and
ordered put upon record.
The Board adjourned to meet Wednes
iay niglit of next week to examine the
bids for furnishing the new Lafayette
school house.
Last Nlglit'i Kntertalniiient of the Bow
ers Street Lutheran Church.
Never since the winter garden of Kess
[er's Hall was constructed has It con
tained so large an audience as last night.
The occasion was a musical and dra
matic entertainment, given under direc
tion of the Ladies' Society of the Bowers
Street Lutheran Church, in aid of the
church building fund. Before the exer
cises commenced every seat and every
square foot of standing room in parquette
iind galleries was occupied, and scores
unable to obtain an entrance packed the
Prof. Eberle's zither class opened each
part of the programme with a well
executed overture. Fifty Sunday school
pupils made an excursion to "Mardi
Liras," where in a "iejuvenating mill"
little old folks had their youth restored.
A sailor song by Miss Gettie Sommer,
songs with declamations by Harry Lut
jen and Miss L. Comens, and the vocal
solo, "Waldandacht," sung by Mrs. A.
Poetz, were included in the exercises of
the iirst part, which concluded with a
drill and march by the Lilliputian Guard,
consisting of twenty-four little boys,
iirected by Pastor Haffer
In the second part "Little Snowhite,"
a fairy piece, was presented by the little
ones in six pretty tableaux. Prof. Kckert
Cadets, twenty-six young ladies, in full
and pretty uniform, gave an exhibition
rlrill. They were directed by Mr. Ε. E.
Acker, of New York, and their drill,
marches and wheeling were almost per
The entertainment ended with the
"Lorelei" tableau by Mr. E. Lutjen and
Miss Lucy Nicolai and eight singing mer
A hop followed the entertainment, with
K. Lutjen, floor manager, aided by
Uliarles Schuessler. William Mussel,
Charles Kach and George Prigge were
the Reception Committee, and the Com
mittee of Arrangements were Mmes.
Karlish, Keller, Wilshusen and Hansen.
The North Hudson Republicans Refuse
to Fuse.
The proposed fusion in the Tenth As
sembly district between the Republicans
and Charley Hub's Kickers has been de
clared off.
The Republicans held their convention
ut Muendel's Hall, Guttenberg, lust
night. William Donelson, of New Dur
ham, was chairman, and Frank Trask,
A grand pow-wow was indulged in by
the delegates on the question of fusion.
In the meanwhile the kickers had mar
shalled their forces in Adam Leuly's hall
across the street and were holding a simi
ar pow-wow.
Frank Adriance, of West Hobokcn,
presided, and Charles Singer took notes.
Cnariey Huh was chosen to head a com
mittee of five to confer with the Repub
The two delegations met and then the
fuu began. The kickers proposed to
have the Republicans endorse Thomas B.
Usher for Assemblyman, thus conceding
him the election.
They offered in return to endorse anv
candidate that the Republicans should
nominate for Freeholder.
Ihls the latter would not consent to.
The kickers would not give up Usher and
the Republicans would have nothing to
do with him and so the Conference Com
mittee broke up in disgust.
The Renublicau convention then pro
ceeded to nominate a straight ticket. Dr.
Warder*, a prominent member of the
Union Hill School Board, was nominated
for Freeholder, and Councilman Rudolph
Frecli will give Thomas Usher a brush
for the Assembly.
The Kickers also agreed to go it aloue.
On the 38th ballot Charles Pinnell, of
North Bergen, was nominated for Free
holder, Usher for the Assembly.
Allan McDermott Works the
Deadly Record on the
Passaic Slanderer.
Tkenton, Oct. 21,1889.
To the Hoti. John W. Ctriggs.
Dkah Sir:—You say that I misquoted
you. I nuoted from a report of your
speech which appeared in the State
Gazette, your organ here. Now you huve
it that the Legislature of 18&J λ ν as not in
favor of equal taxation, but that both
State Conventions in that year declared
In its favor. You might have added that
every political convention which has
met in the last ten years in New Jersey
has declared for equal taxation. Did you
ever hear of a plattorm or of a candidate
declaring in favor of the exemption of
railroad property from taxation? Take
your own case. If, when you were a
candidate for the Senate, you had
announced that you were opposed to
equal taxation, you would have been
defeated. The books of the State
Assessors show that the value of the rail
road property in Passaic County is i3,396,
000. If von had said, "I will vote to ex
empt $3,'.263,000 of this property from
every form of local taxation, the State
would have had to plod along without
the aid of Senator Griggs. Yet that is
what you aid, and you did it before Mr.
Abbett was Governor, while he was Gov
ernor and after the expiration of his
term. You defend your course on Senate
bill No. 200, and harp upon my assertion
that it was a good bill. It was, it is; and
upon the statute books of Illinois it pro
duces equal burdens. You introduced it,
however, to defeat equal taxution. The
House of Assembly had passed, follow
ing the suggestion of Gov. Lud
low, House bill No. 6, entitled "An
cvi/U ιυ μιυιιυ^ vyjuux kiauviwu.
It reached the Senate on the 7th of Feb
ruary, 1883, and the Committee on Re
vision of Laws played with it nineteen
days without your assistance. Then you
came to their aid with Senate No. 200.
This obtained more delay. The Com
mittee held both bills until within ten
days of final adjournment and then re
ported adversely upon them. You claim
that you were in favor of passing Senate
No. 300. I say that the record shows that
you introduced it to defeat Assembly No.
t> and prevent the taxation of corpor
ations. Here we join issue. Turn to
Senate Journal, 1883, page 714, from
which I quote:—
Mr. Youngblood offered the following
resolution :—
Resolved (the House of Assembly concurring).
That this Legislature adjourn sine (lie on Fri
day, the 16th day of March inst., at twelve
o'clock noon.
This motion was agreed to by a vote of
eleveu of the twelve Republicans in the
Senate, including yourself. Only one
Democrat voted for it. You voted for
this resolution ou the afternoon of the
8th of March. If the concurrence of the
House could De secured, the Legislature
would bo in actual session but live days
more. Did you forget Senate No. 200
when you voted for that adjournment?
The bill was yet in Committee. Do you
say that you believed a report could
be obtained from that Committee,
the bill discussed iu the Senate,
passed, referred to a committee of
the House, reported there, discussed,
passed and seut to the Governor within
five days? Was that your idea of what
could be done with a bill opposed by cor
porations having millions at stake?
Answer this question squarely, Senator:—
Why did you vote to fix au early day for
final adjournment while both bills for
equal taxation were in the hands of a
Committee? And why did the six Re
publicans who you say favored equal
taxation vote with you? Did they, like
you, want to go home and think over the
question during the summer months?
The House refused to concur in this
resolution, but on Monday, March 12, both
houses agreed to adjourn on the 83d. This
matter being clinched, the Senate Com
mittee, March 13, smilingly reported both
tax bills adversely. The report of the
Committee was on your motion laid over
until the 19th, which would be within
four days of final adjournment. Why did
you vote for this? \ ou knew it defeated
equal taxation. On the 19th the report
went over, with your consent, until the
20th, or until within three days of final
adjournment. These actions on your
part you explain as follows. (I now quote
from Senate Journal of 1883, pages 794
and 795:)—
Mr. Griggs offered the following resolution:—
Resolved, That Senate bill No. S00, entitled, etc.,
and Assembly bill No β, etc., be recommitted to
the Committee on Revision of Iawb, and that
said committee be instructed forthwith to report
Senate bill No. âUO as a substitute for Assembly
bill No. 0, which was read, and on motion of Mr.
Griggs made the special order for Tuesday
One of the objections to Senate bill No. 200,
stated orally by the chairman of the Committee
on Revision at the time he reported it adversely,
was that it was a bill to raise revenue, and there
fore under the constitution could not properly
originate in tbe Senate. The objects οt my reso
lution were:—First—To overcome this constitu
tional objectiou by a substitution for a House
bill, thereby making it in legal contemplation a
Unuau iriuo'eupu DC hflfl ItPPIl 1 trm ·Ηι ·<-»<) thoPAt/l.
fore with tarilï bills in Congress. Secondly—To
secure a discussion and a direct test vote upon
the merits of my bill.
So you learned that you did not have
the constitutional right to introduce Sen
ate 200 only when the Committee reported
it adversely. Why did you not ask the
Committee a question or two during the
twenty days they took to write the single
word "Adversely" on the back of your
bill? At any rate, you knew on the 18th
of March, when it was "orally stated by
the Chairman" that the Committee consid
ered Senate No. 200 unconstitutional.
You were yearning for equal taxation.
Why did you not make your motion then?
You were within two weeks of final tld
journment. The legislators for 1883 were
packing their trunks for the 23d. Why
did you wait a week before introducing
the simple resolution which you quote?
And when you did on the
19th of March offer that resolu
tion to "overcome a constitu
tional objection" why did you let the
matter go over to the 20th!· You say that
you offered the resolution in conformity
with the proceedings that Had been
"practised theretofore with tariff bills in
Congress." Upon my word, I believe
you, Senator. The trouble is that many
of the tricks with tariff bills in Congress
bear too close a resemblance to your
manipulation of Senate No. 200, the ob
ject in each case being the unjust taxa
tion of the great majority. But wnen
you say that you desired a discussion and
a direct test vote upon the merits of the
bill you overtax credulity. The
bill was shelved for 1S83. It mat
tered nothing what you discussed or what
you left unsaid. With the day for final ad
journment fixed for the 23<l of March, it
didn't make the slightest difference, on
the 20th of that month, whether you
moved to recommit the bill or put it in
the waste paper basket. And you knew
it. You complain that Senator Paxtou
and other Democrats voted against your
motion. On this question I do not hesi
tate to say that I should have voted as
they did; there was no use in wasting
any more time, but I have no apology to
offer for tlie fact that they allowed you to
trick them from the 26th of Feb
ruary until the 19th of March. You ask
Can you suggest any other or hetter expedient
by which I could have secured the considei^ition
and discussion of my bill?
Candidly, but modestly, I answer in
the affirmative. If I had introduced Sen
ate No. 200 on the 2ttth of February I
would have asked the Committee to re
port it long before the 13th of March, and
f they had r^fu«.ed I would have moved
(Coiitimttd on Second Fage.)
"Wonderful Progress Sliown by the Re
port of the Secretary—Greetings to
Similar Conventions .Elsewhere.
The third annual convention of the New
Jersey Christian Endeavor^ Union met at
the Tabernacle Congregational Church
at eleven o'clock this morning. Dele
gates were present from all over the
State. Few local delegates were present
at the opening. More from the upper
portion of the State are expected on the
afternoon trains.
The large auditorium was well nigh
filled with an intelligent body of Chris
tian workers, the majority of them
women. Several beautiful banners were
President John T. Kerr opened the con
vention with appropriate remarks, and
afterward extended an invitation to the
clergymen present to take seats on the
platform. The Rev. Mr. Skellencer, of
iJunelleu was elected temporary scribe.
Among the prominent visiting clergy
men were the Rev. F. A. Johnson, of
Chester, N. J., who led the preliminary
devotional exercises; the Rev. Vernon B.
Carroll, of Teuafly, the Rev. VV. W. Jor
dan, of Bound Brook; the Rev. C. Jones,
of Newark; the Rev. J. H. Owens, of
Perth Amboy; the Kev. J. F. Witney, of
Jamaica, Vermont. Of the local clergy
men, the Rev. Horace Scudder, the Rev.
E. L. Stoddard, the Rev. John Krantz
and the Rev. Paul Van Cleef were in the
The Enrollment Committee was ap
pointed as follows:—W. J. Hamilton, of
Newark; Ε. E. Wilson, of Blackwood; the
Rev. Mr. Stryker, of Flemington; Miss
Reed, of Heigtstown, and the Rev. T. E.
Packman, of Greenville.
A proposition to have the Executive
Committee appoint secretaries for each
county in the State to make perfect
t.hf> fttnt.#» nrrrftni7;ftt.ihn nf t.Vi« nninn wrr
referred to the Committee on Resolu
In his annual addrese President Kerr
returned thanks for the courtesy he had
received at the hands of the members of
the union. He declared that the past
year's visits to the various societies in
the State had been the pleasantest he had
ever spent.
A telegram from the New York
State Convention, now in session at Sara
toga Springs, was read by State Secretary
Frank B. Everitt, announcina that "85,
000 Endeavors in the Empire State send
love aud Christian greeting to the New
Jersey Endeavor·."
The secretary was instructed to send
scriptural greetings to the Empire State
Endeavors in the familiar words of 1 Cor.
16, 13—"Watch ye, stand fast, etc.,"
To the Vermont Convention:—"New
Jersey, 15,000 strong, sends greetings aud
frays for her sister State in the words of
'aul to the Phillipians, 19,11."
To Massac h usse tts :—"New Jersey En
deavors with the prayer of Phillipians 2:
1, 2."
Mrs. Horace Scudder will bear to the
Connecticut convention next week the
following greeting—"New Jersey shakes
hands with the Nutmeg State. Unity is
is power, and Christian unity. Christian
success. May the Heavenly Father joiu
with His undying love our hearts in love
and our hands in service. And may the
day be speeded when His church shall be
glorified on earth as it i? in heaven."
The following are extracts from the
State Secretary's report, read at this
afternoon's session:—
"In July, 1886, we numbered eighteen
societies. At Newark in 1887, ninety-two
societies. At our last State Convention,
at Trenton, we reported 191 societies. To
day we have 208 societies, an increase of
fifty-six per cent, during the last year.
"At present Essex county is the banner
county, numbering 34 societies. Hudson
follows with 29; Middlesex, Monmouth
and Cumberland pressing close.
"The denominations are represented as
follows:—Presbyterian, 9»; Baptist, 76;
Reformed, 42; Methodists, 36; Congrega
tional, 21. Several other denominations
have one one society each, and the de
nominations of nineteen are unknown.
There are three junior societies, one of
which is located in Jersey City.
"There are thirteen unions, with an ap
proximate memcership of 15,000. Three
fourths of the upper part of the State is
covered by these unions and the lower
portion is bv no meaas idle."
The following is the order of exer
11:00—Praise aim Prayer,
Leader, Kev. F. A Johnson, Chester.
President*» Address.
2:00—Welcome Words,
George T. Whyte, Jersey.
Report of the Secretary and Treasurer.
2:80— Addresses.
How can our societies be made mos efficient.
a. By their officers.
ltev. C. II. Jones. Woodside.
It. By their memqers.
Miss Lvdia A. West, Hightston.
2:40—Addresses. Local Unions.
a. Their advantages.
...... . " ΤΤ
6. Successful η\^1^^mo^Tuoonton.
S:00-Address. n(1 christian Unity,
Christian Lndeajor^ ^ EngiaIldi Newark.
S:80-A0dre» ^'FoUow Me,^uley, Bound Brook.
S^SSïïotfw· Μη"»·
4*10—Question Box.
^aO-Busmess^ Eleotlon oI officers, etc.
r;,^ïr°S« H. corfield. Jersey City.
T:80-Addi esee9. D p Ettgt orange.
sr.: gsffi^ssr^.'*«»
Adjurntnent. ..Tin we meet again."
A Jury Ooes In Cm'riasee to See the
In the Circuit Court this morning the
appeal in the Currie award case was
The Waver] y and New York Bay Rail
road Company was represented by λΓΓβ
denburgh & Gnrretsou, aud the Currie
estate by Mungo Currie & Randolph,
Condict & Black.
Some time aeo the Commissioners
awarded a little more than S89.000 for
takiuir a strip of land 100 feet wide and
8,OCX) feet lotig to be used by the proposed
railroad company.
Both parties interested in the transac
tion were dissatisfied. The estate claimed
that the award was too small, and the
Hallroad company that it was too large.
Each appealed, and before a struck jury
the determination of the matter was be
gun today. The jury includes Aug
ust Bentc. foreman, G. P. Hellet,
W. H. Furmau, G. R. Lawrence,
W. R. Laird, G. P. Sctuntzel, G. \V.
Holdman, Brian Smith, Throphilus Butts,
Martin Stelges, Moritz Hamuierechlog
and Charles W. Clerihew.
Before the case was opened Mr. Vree
denburgli said that he would consent to
Îoin in the one suit the three appeals that
lave been made by that number of prop
erty owners, but if that wasdone Counsel
lor Black wanted a decision rendered that
would cover all generally. This Mr.
Vreedeuburgh objected to, and insisted
that a decision should be given in each
or trie coses accordm to the lacts pre
Judge Khapp concluded that if that
were the case only one appeal could be
tried today, and tnat the one of Mnngo
Cnrrle would he first heard.
Mr. Vreedenburgh then asked that the
jury be taken about the property In ques
tion in carriages.
This the Court consented to but said it
must be done after recess because no
other case was named on the calendar for
The Court also informed the jurymen
that they need not take in to consideration
the amount of the award but only the
value of the property.
They Ratify the Stale and Local
The Democratic State ticket was rati
fied last night in Odd Fellow's Hallt
Hoboken. Among those noticed on the
platform during the meeting were Coun
cllmen Stanton and Bmggemann, Colonel
Stevens, Dr. Heifer, Captain George B.
Fielder and County Clerk McLaughlin.
The meeting was called to order by F. G.
Wolbert. Mayor Grassman was chair
man and James Laverty secretary.
The first speaker, Mayor Cleveland,
spoke of equal taxation, and the part the
railroad were taking in trying to de
feat it.
"The condition of the tax payers of
Jersey City was fearful before Leon Ab
bett arose like the sun on a gloomy day,
and drove the clouds of unequal taxation
away," he said, amid cheers. Mayor
Cleveland then resumed his seat.
Edward F. McDonald was introduced
and received with cheers. He made a
strong and vigorous equal taxation speech,
which was frequently interrupted with
Mr. McDonald, during the course of
his speech, paid hie respects to the New
York Times. He denied its story that he
had enlisted and subsequently deserted
from the Thirty-l'ourth New Jersey
I never «esertetl, ne said. 1 was
taken ill and was honorably discharged
from the regiment. But, a word about
the Kickers. They are howling tor good
and pure government. They charge
every man now in office with malfeas
ance. They are the ones who owe it to so
ciety to reform themselves.
There are among them men who are
permitted to walk the streets of Jersey
by virtue of Governor Hill's official
Speaker Robert S. Hudspeth and Cor
poration Attorney Hudspeth made
rattling speeches.
The First District Democrats Fat Him
fn the Field.
The First District Democratic Conven
tion met at No. 310 Grove street last
night. City Collector P. H. O'Neill was
nominated for Assembly, but upon being
introduced to the delegates under the
guidance of Delegates Curley and O'Brien
he declined the honor.
"My duties as Collector," he said, "will
not permit me to run."
Resolutions expressing regret and ap
proving his cdurse wer^adopted and then
Michael Mullone was nominated.
John D. Gorman was nominated for
Mr. Mull one was born In the district in
AngTmt, 184β, «κ» has never· lived out of
it. He was of Irish parentage, and his
birthplace was on the present site of the
Journal office. Hie father for many
years conducted in Warren street, this
city, one of the largest wagon manufac
tories in the country. Mr. Mullone first
attended echool in old Temperance Hall.
Afterwards he Went to the parochial
school in the basement of old St. Peter's
Church, after that to Nolan's school in
Grand street and then to Public School
No. 1. In 1881 be entered St. Francis
Xavier's College in New York, and was
pursuing his studies there when the war
broke out. Inspired bv patriotism, al
though only a noy, he in August, 1862,
enlisted in the Twenty-first New Jersey
He was a private in Company G and
served until June 19 1863, when he was
mustered out. During that period the
regiment took part in several important
engagements. Mr. Mullone Is a member
and past commander of Henry Wilson
Post, No. 13, G. A. R. After returning
from the war he became associated in
business with his father.and in April 1866
started on a combined business and
pleasure trip to the West Indies and
• The ill fated steamer Vera Cruz, on
which he was a passenger, was totally
wrecked in a gale and was driven ashore
on Body Island. The j)assengers and
crew were taken ashore by means of a
life line. Nothing daunted by his terrible
experience he sailed again the following
month and spent three months on the
In 1869 he was elected a member of the
Board of Education and was the origina
tor of the movement which resulted in
the establishment of the present High
School. He also secured an increase of
years. In April, 1875, he became proprie
tor and publisher of the Jersey City
Artfus and retained it until September,
188β, when he sold it and it became prac
tieaily detunct.
Λ Nevr Man In the House.
The rewas a new man in the family of
Clair Birch, on Jersey City Heights, last
night. Clair, the eldest, son, had at
tained his majority, and a host of his
friends endeavored to make the event
memorable by surprising him at his
home, No. 220 Monticello avenue. A
pleasant night's entertainment followed.
Mr. Birch, Sr., presented his sou with a
handsome diamond scarf-pin.
The Committee of Ten from each pro
of the Fifth district will meet at Masonic
Hall, No. 441 Bergen avenue, tonight to
form a Democratic district organiza
A Democratic ratification meeting will
be held in Dexheimer's Hall, West Ho
boken, tomorrow evening. Edward F.
McDonald, Judge Johu McGrath, Coun
sellor James Miuturn and District Attor
ney Wintleld will speak.
The Republican Kxecutive Committee,
of the Fifth district, was somewhat
previous in ordering the Assembly and
Freeholder conventions at the Avenue
House last night. The hall was other
wise engaged, and the committee had to
postpone tiie gathering until this even
The followers of Win. F. Kern In his
stronghold, the Fourth district, are not at
all pleased with the action of the Repub
lican Assembly Convention in the prompt
nomination of a straight out Republican
candidate without waiting to consult the
Kernites' wishes in the matter. They feel
that they were entirely ignored, and now
they say Ptingsten will be beaten for
Freeholder. Tonight their convention
will meet at Flanagan's, on Beacon ave
nue. No nomination for Freeholder will
be made, but Wm. F. Kern will be nom
inated for the Assembly. As a result, the
fight in the Fourth will be exceedingly
lively from now uutil Election Day.
The First District Democratic Clnb
will meet this eveuing ut theirrooms No.
310 Grove street.
The P. 11. O'Neill Association will meet
Friday night to endorse the Democratic
nominations in the First district.
Bucbam'b Fills act like magic on a weak stomach
Minnie Dominick's Father
Is Evidently in Search
of Her.
The Mr. Dominick Who Enquired
There for a Daughter He
Had Not Seen in
Twenty Years.
Miss Dominick, the Linden avenue
governess, whose anxious search for her
father, from whom she was taken in
babyhood twenty years ago, is attracting
much newspaper attention, said in one of
her interviews with me that it was from
a family named Jackson In Newark that
she had heard of the visit to that city of
a stranger named Dominick, who was
seeking his long missing daughter.
I called on the Jackson family at New
ark yesterday. They reside at No. 159
Ogden street, right iu the heart of a lum
ber region that crowds itself on the Pas
saic river front. Mr. Jackson is a night
watchman at the Chapin Hall lumber
works on Fourth avenue. This is one of
the largest establishments in the region
and is devoted to the manufacture s$jÇ
packing cases.
Jackson did not know a "Minnie
inick" when I inquired for her, nor B
he ever heard of a strange man inqun
for a girl of that name. He referred ,. ' t
to his wife. vf.,·» I
I found that lady ill in bed, but whi' ft t1
she learned the purport of my errand βΐΗβίΛ
roused herself sufficiently to tell me wha«.'4oj
she knew of "Minnie Baker," whom sh·
knew to l>e "Minnie Dominiek."
ouiuc naif α^,υ, αυυυινυιι^ ιυ λΙΙΙη. >jau&*
I son, when Mrs. Baker was reducing in
! circumstances, she boarded at that house
with a Mrs. Bohlman. Minnie was with
her, and though the old lady doted on the
girl the two quarrelled with great fre
Mrs. Jackson was led to believe by Mrs.
Baker that Minnie was always a sweet,
innocent, confiding child. She was a
girl of great openness and frankness, and
the only reason that Mrs. Jackson can
assign for their frequent quarrels is that
Minnie was led a dull uninteresting ex
istence by the old lady, who was fidgety
and fanciful, as most old people are.
Mr. Jackson thought a great deal of Min
nie and was very sorry when she left
About five weeks ago a strange man
called at the Jackson homestead enquir
ing for "Minuie Dominick." At that
time Mrs. Jackson did not know Minnie's
right name and could give no informa
tion as to her whereabouts. The strange
man said he was her father and appeared
to be well to do. He expressed regret at
the Jacksons' inability to locate the girl
and an intense passionate longing just to
see her face again.
He did not say how he learned of the
Jacksons' acquaintance with her, but in
timated that he intended continuing the
search * · ►
It appears ke kept his word. William
Chesney is a saloonkeeper on Ogden
street. He is an Englishman and has
been here only since February. About
three weeks ago a strange man called ou
him. He was low sized, respectable look
ing and said that he woe searching for
his daughter, whom he had not seen for
twenty years. Chesney understood him
to say that he came from Philadelphia,
where he was in business.
The man appeared travel-stained and
remarked that he had for a long time
been hunting for his daughter. His
description of the girl he was searching
for tallies with that of Miss Dominick.
Miss Dominick remarked to me that her
father spoke German. The Newark
stranger spoke German, and it appears
highly probable that he is Miss Domi
nick's father.
Governess Dominick has received no
tidings yet of her father's whereabouts,
but encouraged by the JersetCity News'
efforts in her behalf, she has come out oi
the chaos of hone and fear in which she
has been living and her feelings now are
of delirious joy. Now that the prospects
of a reunion are somewhat bright Miss
Dominick is becoming wildly impatient
to meet and embrace her parent. She
was in α much happier mood this morn
ing than at any time since the late change
in her life.
She learned of my visit and partial sue]
cess at Newark yesterday with delight.
The new feeliugs of pleasure which
these bright prospects enkindle in Mi\s
Dominick, have awakened her to new
memories of what she terms old wrongs.
She says that she repeatedly pleaded with
Mrs. Baker to restore her to her father,
but that she was curtly refused any in
formation regarding him.
In desnair, Miss Dominick at one time
instituted a search for him. but before
she coulil carry it to any length she was
taken ill ami (or u long time hovered be
tween life and death.
Λ Payment to Be Made to the County on
The Board of Finance met this morn,
ing and transacted nothing but routine
business. The comptroller reported that
the receipts of his office durlug the past
week have amonted to8118,152.85.
The Street and Water Board's award oi
the contract for the mason, carpenter and.
plumbing work on the new building for
Engine Company No. 1, to P. J. Condon,
Marcus Bold hart and W. W. Farier, re
spectively, was concurred in.
The pay rolls for the current month
nnd the salaries of the appointees under
the new charter from June 10 to June 20
were ordered paid.
County Collector Hugh Dngan was paid
$10,372.43 balance of county taxes for 1888,
and the bonds of the contractors for
several improvements were approved.
To Succeed Mr. Hardenbergli.
The directors of the Hudson County
Bank met yesterday to select α president
for the bank in place ot the late Mr.
Hardeubergh. The vote was 5 for K. C.
Washburne, 4 for C. Zabriskie ana 1 for
John Lamb. There was no election and
another attempt will be made to select
a president next Tuesday.
There was a heavy fall of snow at Sandy
Hook this morning. In Pnlladelphla
snow fell to the depth of .66 of an inch.
At Plainfleld, N. J.,snow has been falling
since six o'clock this morning, but it
melts as soon as it strikes the earth.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 23, 1889.—
Forecast for Kastern New York and New
Jersey:—Snow, colder; northeasterly
For Western New York:—Light snow;
colder, northeasterly winds.
Account of Taxed.
The First Snow
It Looks Like Snow,
The Weather at Hnrtnett'·.
* no ffWKUVl nv Jinn ut im
SSS. Dtg. ' October ii Dtg.
88 Ate A. M as
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October 22.
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