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riîSN'T IT A
That Big Democratic Meet
ing in the Fourth
Heppenheimer's Powerful Address-·
Stockton's Straight Shots.
Full vent was given to Democratic en
thusiasm, in the Fourth district, last
night, and before the evening was half
spent it was apparent from the great
gathering in and about Pohlmann's Hall,
and from the marked, general enthusiasm
displayed, that the Fourth will not only
give Leon Abbett and the Democratic
ticket a rousing majority next Tuesday,
but that it will also handsomely return
William C. Heppenhelmer to the Legisla
At six o'clock Governoi Robert S.
Green, Attorney General John P. Stock
ton and District Attorney Charles H.
Winfleld, arrived at the fleppenheimer
mansion, on Reservoir avenue, where
they were welcomed by the Assemblyman
and by Ernest J. Heppenheimer, to their
bachelor home. An hour later, the party
named, with Counsellor Edward Russ, of
Hoboken, and Henry Spielmann, sat down
a "home dinner," as the Assemblyman
Tied it, and with the substantiels and
ci es of the feast, they prepared
tlves for the more arduous task of
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a "he
, ^icj/aintivuo j,νι α
ve reception were being: made at
inn's, where bombs burst in air
kets were freely exploded and at
urth District Democratic Head
's, on Palisade avenue. From the
ilace the District Democratic Com
and the Fourth District Demo
Club marched at eight o'clock to
[sic of Eckert's band, amid a con- I
tlaze of fireworks- to the assem- |
esidence, where they received
uished guests.
r Green, Attorney General I
Mr. Winfleld and Mr. Spiel
red a barouche; the assembly
his place in the line and then
march to the hall, through
and Webster avenues, Frank
Palisade avenue and Ferry
h fireworks and colored fires,
Sople cheering along the route,
ίο lis among the active pro
the deinoustraton were Surro
es H. O'Neil, who has done
work during the campaign
Mersheimer, Alderman John
tmmissioner John F. Conway
other Democratic leaders of
t. In the throng that enthusi
eelcomed the guests at the hall
layor Isaac, W. Taussig, ex- |
rrett D. Van Reipen, Lewis,
ud Philip Pattberg, the well- '
anufacturers, Ludwig F. Seg
oldersSteger and Boyle, A. C.
ire, Nicholas Witch, Counsellor ι
F". Noonan, Commissioner |
d scores of prominent citizens,
ι triumphant entry*.
irth district never witnessed
athusiastic scene than that
urred when Governor Green,
leueral Stockton and District
uii«iu, mwu» uy . uuom
J Heppenheimer and the
Jrict Democratic ÇJub, and
■ the band, marchea into the
k seats upon the platform.
Judience, -which filled all the
up at the back and sides
froom, three rows deep, cheered and
Jilauded until they were hoarse.
Che meeting was most enthusiastic
foughout, and every mention of Abbett
"I the other candidates was cheered to
x. McMillen called the meeting to
and nominated Henry Spielman,
Bident of the Fourth District Demo
itic Club, for chairman. Mr. Spielman
Pas elected unanimously, and Mr, Mc
- Milieu, who was chosen secretary, read
the following list of officers:—
Vice presidents:—James J. Esterbrook,
Isaac W. Tausig, Charles F. Staples, R.
,T. McMillen, Charlesl Loeffle, Sr., Louis
Palmer, Fred Schussler, John Keinhardt,
Stephen P. Yoe, William D {Smith, Gus.
Eigenraugh, P. J. Mehan, Thomas Pren
dergast, John Daly, Lewis Pattburg,
Morris Hammerschlag, Gus. Otto, Wil
liam Ainsworth, Fred Mandler, Dr.
Stout, Philip Pattburg, Jacob Schmidt,
Michael Kunty, Daniel Hollingshead, E.
P. Reichelm, John Kenzel, Patrick Mc
Comvill, Nicholas Witch and Henry
Gaede, Sr.
Secretaries — Emll Teheran, Jacob
Woltman, August Hund, E. Van Hou
ten, Andrew Rochester, John MartiDi,
John Tully, Adolph Schleisenger, Henry
Gaede, William Crempian, Charles Pfen
nigwerth, James Nolan. John Mehl. Jr.,
William F. Heppenheimer, Henrχ Meyer,
George C. L. Maes.
Mr. Spielman announced as the first
speaker of the evening Governor Robert
S. Green. The Governor was greeted with
a storm of applause and cheers, and de
livered an eloquent address. He said
that we must look at the careers of the
two candidates. Governor Abbett has
been before the public for twenty-five
years. During that time no one had been
obliged to ask where Leon Abbett stood
upon any question when the people were
on one side of it and a combination of
corporations on the other, for he has al
ways been true to the people. [Ap
trovemur ui-ucii uieu lohi now ~viI. ao
bett had abolished the iniquitous store
order system, and how he had secured
the Dayment of the $400,000 due from the
Central Railroad Company to its em
ployes when the receiver was appointed.
The Governor referred to the attempt
to draw the Democratic soldier vote away
from Governor Abbett and exposed the
insincerity of the bogus Republican af
fection for the old soldier.
It was during t he administration of Gov
ernor Abbett that the scheme was put on
foot for building a home for the veterans;
that monuments were erected on the
field of Gettysburg to the valor of Jersey
soldiers, that the veterans were assured a
proper burial and appropriate tombstones
and that they were given certain exemp
tions from taxation.
It was Governor Abbett who furnished
the Veterans with free transportation to
attend the funeral of their old com
mander, General Grant, and it was he
who furnished them with tents at their
national encampment. [Applause].
Governor Green then reviewed Leon
Aboett's public career, and, as a contrast,
showed what a nonenity in public
affairs General Grubb is, and asked the
audience, as sensible men, which of these
two men they would select to transact
business for them.
The great issues of the campaign were
ably treated by the Governor. He read
an interview, in which General Sewell
; that the Republican platform meant
pal option. Then he showed how the
fixions County Local Option law had
repealed by Colonel lleppenheimer
Democratic Legislature.
speaking of ballot reform, he said
le was always in favor of an honest
ure of that kind, and asked if such
η could be obtained from a party
ι hail made such a measure ueces
a party which stole the Presidency
, and which is now trying to steal
Jnited States Senators in Montana,
closings the Governor paid a warm
tribute to the local candidates and be
spoke for them a hearty support. He
said that he never saw a younc man in
public life come so quickly to the front as
Colonel William C. Heppenheimer had.
[Cheers and applause.]
Attorney General Stockton was next
introduced by Chairman Spielman. He
referred to the fact that Leon Abbett
was the unanimous choice of the Demo
cratic convention because his nomination
was demanded by the people. This de
mand was occasioned by the many ex
ceilent measures for the relief of the
people of the State which he secured.
These various measures received the
speaker's attention. He traced the efforts
of Leon Abbett to secure the equal tax
ation of corporate and private property
from the time he suggested the project in
the Constitutional Convention of which
he was a member down to the passage of
the present law. He portrayed the
great consternation which prevailed
among the Republicans when the Supreme
Court declared the law unconstitutional,
and related the manner in which the
Republican press condemned Leon Abbett
for bringing bankruptcy upon the State,
and how, when the Court of Errors and
Appeals declared that the law was consti
tutional, these same Republicans were
claiming that lie hod nothing to do with
the law.
The speaker then sarcastically referred
to General Grubb's statement that New
Jersey had long needed a better govern
ment, and provoked peals of laugnter by
his witty allusions to the captain of the
Philadelphia City Troop. Amid storms
of applause he reviewed the careers of the
of the illustrous Democratic governors
from Joel Parker's first term to Robert
S. Green, and said that during all that
time we have been hankering for Grubb,
and we didn't know it.
One of the wildest outbursts of en
thusiasm of the evening was provoked by
the Attorney General's eloquent allusion
to Grover Cleveland.
Colonel Heppenheimer spoke next and
Mr. Chairman and Fellow Citizens: —
Again I stand before you a candidate for your
suffrages. The party has seen fit to bestow upon
ine without any solicitation on my part, a re
nomination for the office of Assemblyman at a
time when disgruntled and disappointed office
seekers are out in open opposition to my candi
dacy and election. The head and front of the
kickers, the boss Tweed of Hudson County, has
nominated himself, and is running against me
with the avowed object of electing Mr. Calvin
Peck, the Republican nominee. My motto lias
always been "A public office is a public trust.'"
Bill Kern's motto seems to be "Puolic office is a
private snap.11 He is a candidate against me,
becauee I was instrumental in passing the new
Charter for Jersey City. I was instrumental in
passing that Charter, and I am glad that it has
become a law, because I believe that it has saved
our city from bankruptcy and financial ruin.
Under the Old Charter we had a Mayor with
out any power to speak of, and departments with
six commissioners each, responsible to no one
for their acts. We- had a Board of Finance,
elected by the Board of Aldermen, who, to per
petuate themselves in office, appointed the Al
dermen Assessors in the various districts. The
Assessors were autocratic in their powers. They
assessed whom they pleased, and for what
amount they pleasea; locked up their assess
ment books in their safes, where nobody would
see them. Our tax rate was enormous. Since
1884 our city had collected from the railroads,
under the act forced through an unwilling Sen
ate by Governor Abbett, about $900,000. We had
collected, under the so-called Martin act for
back taxes, hundreds of thousands of dollars,
aye, millions of dollars. We had collected in the
year 1888 from licenses the sum of $250,000, when
in former years we had collected but $50,000 and
less from the same source. All these moneys
were pledged to redeem the bonds of Jersey
City when they were due, and under that charter
ought to have gone into the Sinking Fund. Not
one dollar of these moneys ever reached the
Sinking Fund. No public improvements were
being made of any kind. What has become of
all this money? To cap the climax the Board
of fUnance and Taxation had ju&t passed a rem-.
lotion tb bond the city for $8,000,000 more. These
were the facts staring me in the face when the
New Jersey City Charter Bill passed the Senate
and came to the House, and I, as leader of the
majority, had the responsibility thrust upon me
of ei#ier defeating or passing the Act. What
would you have me do, fellow-citizens. Wipe
out the men who were in power, and who
evidently were responsible for all these
moneys, which have mysteriously disappeared
or keep them in office? My duty was pi ain
Kepresentm^ tne citizens ana taxpayers or tne
Fourth district· (and every man that pays rent
pays taxes), I canie to the conclusion that it was
ray duty to pass the so-called New Charter for
Jersey City. And what is this law that Mr.
Kern s friends say is such an iniquitous
measure? It provides that the Mayor of the city
shall have the right and the responsibility of
selecting the heads of the municipal depart
ments, who under him shall govern our city, and
he alone is responsible to the people of the city
for the economical and faithful administration
of public affairs. If the citizens are dissatisfied
they can now go to the Mayor and say to him,
"Investigate this matter and let us know what is
being done with our money."
I am glad to see that our new government is
proving beneficial to the people. Streets are be
ing repaired; sewers are being built; we are
about to get a new pump, at high sen-ice, to sup
ply our district with water, Λ new school house
is about to be erected in our district. The tax
rate has been reduced from $29.80 to $£8, a saving
of $1.80 on a thousand. This is the lowest tax
rate that we have had since the consolidation of
old Hudson City with Jersey City took place.
The individual tax valuations have not been in- i
creased in our district, except where houses have
been built. We have a Boartl of Assessors,
whoso books must be kept open to the inspec
tion of the public. Every tax payer can see
what his neighbor is assessed for. We have less
office holders now, we have less government,
and therefore less taxes to pay.
We have profited by the experience of other
large cities. Our new charter is practically the
same as the charters which have worked so well
in other large cities. So much for the charter.
I am pledged to equal taxation. I have never
voted while in the Legislature for any act in the
interest of the railroad, companies and against
the interest of the people. As leader of the
majority, I opposed bill No. 185, popularly known
as the''Railroad Land Crab Bill, and after a
bar· » fight secured its defeat.
William J. Sew ell, the head and front of the
Republican party, is vice-presideut of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and whips his
party "into a caucus every time the railroads
desire to have any bills passed or defeated.
In the year 1887 I advocated and voted for the
repeal of the charter of the Morris and Essex
Railroad Company in order to compel them to
give up their valuable tax exemption rights
which they possess under the decision of the Su
preme Court of the United States. This railroad
today does not contribute one dollar to assist the
citizens of this city to pay the expense of our
municipal government which it enjoys with us,
although it owns millions of dollars worth of
iauu nitiuu vu· κ>.
The State of New Jersey claims that the Mor
ris and Essex Railroad Company owes it $1,500,
000 for back taxes, and that the railroad lias
handed in false returns to the State of the value
of its property, on which it is assessed one-half
of one per cent. I am informed that in the year
1890 the charter of the Morris and Essex Rail
road Company expires, and that the next Legis
lature will be asked to grant a new one to it. I
pledge myself not to vote to grant any charter
to the Morris and Essex Railroad Company un
less their charter will compel that railroad to
pay the same rate of taxation as the individ
uals do.
Mr. Calvin Peck, my opponent on the Republi
can ticket, is employed by the Morris & Essex R.
R. Co. It remains with you, fellow citizens, to
gay whether or not vou will trust an employe of
«railroad to be unbiased in his opinion when his
employer has a larger amount of money at
I don't own a dollar of stock in any railroad
that does not pay the same taxes as an in
dividual citizen pays.
I have never accepted a position under the New
Jersey Charter.
I am pledged to Ballot Reform. To allow the
citizen of the United States to cast his ballot, as
his judgment dictates, is the corner stone of our
Republican form of Government. Take that
priviledge away, and the republic falls to the
ground. Bribery and intimidation at the polls
must be stopped by an iron-clad law. The Aus
tralian oallot system has been tested iu other
states, and I am in favor of enacting into
a law the system which has proven most practic
able. by the experience of other states.
District Attorney Winfield followed
Mr. Heppenheimer and kept the audience
in a constant roar of laughter by his wit.
He said that with few exceptions the
Democrats of the county were true to the
ticket. He also noticed that the Republi
cans were closely following Captain
Grubb. In all regulated funerals the
mourners always followed the corpse.
He advised his hearers to remain quiet
until next Tuesday and see the Demo
cratic bird fly away with that grub.
John A. McGràth and Edward F. McDon
ald also spoke.
Who ItecolTed Him and How—He Talk*
About the Soldier—the Old Soldier—
and That'» All.
A sense of drowsiness invested the
Greenville district last evening and hung
over it like a funeral pall. Many of her
citizens, acting upon the advice of family
physicians retired early, but a few others,
the daring courageous ones, defied the
threatened dangers and remained about.
Captain E. Burd Grubb paid a visit to
Greenville last evening, and at Belvidere
Hall addressed himself to about one hun
dred or so Republicans and Democrats
who went there out of curiosity. The
meeting was held under the auspices of
the Kankakwa Club.
The preparations for the reception of
General Grubb consisted of the burning
of red fire, which many took for danger
signals and remained away.
No music was provided and had one not
been posted he would have passed by the
place and remained ignorant of the fact
that something unusual was going on in
side. There was a fair sprinkling of
Hudson county prominence in the hall.
Flavel McGee, looking listless and un
happy, sat on the little stage. Mr. G. S.
Erwm, the Sixth district's Assembly can
didate, was there too, with Dr. Dallait,
who is looking for the Freeholdership
from the same neighborhood. Flavel
tried hard to fall asleep, but his tor
mentors oojecteu.
Among the visitors were Ruben Simp
sou, Wilber A. Mott. J. J. Detwiller,
James Jardine, F. M. Lockwood, Edward
A. Gardner, William H. Armstrong, C.
Herring; John H. Slemah, H. I), van
Austen. Charles A. Roes, John Reid, Av.
Reii, Michael Shultz, S. G. Bright. G. H.
Jantzen. H. C. Petty, R. W. fetruthers,
G. W. Vanderpoel, Theodore H. Ennis,
Francis E. Bird, Theodore Smith, Joseph
Ennis. Frank Spengeman, Winfleld Quinn
and Frederick Duncan.
It was after eight o'clock when a young
man who occupied a rear seat on the stage
came forward and nominated Michael
Schultz for chairman. Schultz was
elected, and J. C. Jansen was made sec
Mr. Jansen read letters of regret from
James C. Roche and one or two others,
andn the FlavelMcGeeeulogized Captain
Grubb until that gentleman made his
In the course of his address, McGee
alluded several times to Leon Abbett as
a corporation counsel, prefacing it etjch
time with the remark that he couldn't
blame him for that, because he had been
there himself.
Mr. McGee looked relieved when Cap.
tain Grubb was announced, about nine
A cheer, that might be likened to a
wail for assistance, went up when the
General entered the hall.
Then some one on the stage got up and -
"Three cheers for the Colonel of the
let's see, what's this he is?" to a
And then to the audience:—
"Three cheers for him, anyhow I"
They were given.
General Grubb in his little speech to
the audience pledged himself to do every
thing for the party it' he is only elected.
He· said that in Burlington county men
vote and know that their ballot is safe.
Here, fhough, he alleged, it was different
and charged indiscriminately that the
men in charge of ballot boxes acted dis
honestly and that voters never knew
whether their vote was safe or not.
The audience did not appreciate this
charge against their fellow citizens and
when the orator paused for applause he
did not receive any.
At St. Michael's Institute.
Ex-Mayor Collins and the anvil orator,
Kirkbride, had meanwhile assembled
with a handful of Republicans at St.
Michael's Institute, on Erie street, to re
ceive the Captain on his way from Green
ville to Hoboken. There not being many
speakers and but little to say the enthusi
astic reception to Captain Grubb was not
very well enthused. Naturally the chief
attention was given to Captain Grubb's
speech, although the one made by Mr.
Collins was far better, and that of the
village blacksmith was as good.
The Captain said that a warm recep
tion was not expected in Hudson county
for a South Jersey man. This was re
ceived in au ambiguous manner. Some
applauded, some did not. He declared
that his election depended on the votes of
Hudson county, and a very mean little
boy, who was with the clubs, shouted:—
"Den ver kan't git dere."
He admitted that he was nominated
not from merit, but for business. He
went over the Rebellion and death of
General Phil Kearney, briefly
recited his routine speech about
the G. A. R., and closed by
making the astonishing assertion that he
had always lived and voted in Burling
ton county. Before he took his
seat he said he thought the
Kane bill for a reform ballot
system meant that a man could go to the
polls to vote without being corrupted by
a $5 bill placed under his nose.
At Hobokeii.
John R. Wiggins called the throng in
Odd Fellows' Hall to order. Colonel B. F.
Hart, presided with Mr. Perry,as secretary.
Among those on the platform were C. I).
R. Leonard, John Maxwell, Dick Toft, B.
M. Brown, J. R. Wiggins, A. S. Baldwin,
M. T. Newbold, John Reid, William
Letts, H. Eppeu, W. A. Macey, D. Doan,
W. H. Harper, Sr., and L. Schreiber.
Frank O. Cole made a rousing ballot re
form and equal taxation speech. He
pointed out the good effects of fusion and
of having α soldier ac the head of the
ticket. Mr. Cole's remarks were received
with round after round of apblause, and
every time lie referred to Captain Grubb
the walls of the room fairly shook.
Mr. M. T. Newbold followed and ar
raigned Abbett.
"Mr. Abbett," he said, "never did any
thing for equal taxatiou until he had to.
Mr. Abbett never thought of ballot re
form. Nor did the Democratic party last
year when it had a majority in both
houses at Trenton last winter.
After considerable of this kink of talk
he made room for Herman C. Ktndlicli,
the candidate for Assembly from the
Ninth district, who was enthusiastically
"The voters of Hoboken do not want to
be ruled by ring power," said Mr.
Kndlich," or saloon power. They want
honest government and ballot reform.
I won't say much. I want to make room
for Caotain Kirkbriae, who has come to
tell the news that E. Burd Grubb is going
to be the next Governor of New Jersey
Captain Kirkbride, the village black
smith, followed.
As ho was closing his speech Captain
Grubb entered to the tune of "Hail to the
Chief," which the band in the gallery
blazed out to the best of its ability.
The General was enthusiastically re
ceived. Hats, canes and handkerchiefs
were waved in the air, while cheers, hand
clapping and stamping of feet made the
building shake.
Captain Grubb was introduced at once
to the aud'once. He said:—"I thank you
for this magnificent reception. It was
no work' of mine that brought the nomi
nation/to me. It was the demand of the
people for honest government and ballot
reform. The Governor cannot pans a law,
vou say. That is true; but with his party
behind him he can pass a law. I know
that the Republican party Is behind me.
The ballot should be cast without dicta
tion from employers or others.
The Republican platform Is ballot
reform. I recognize the dignity of labor.
The best friends I have are the laboring
men of the State. X do not think it fair
that partisanship should make a judiciary
of seventy-seven Democrats, nor should
the Democrats be in the majority. The
judiciary shonld be non-partisan. X
believe there is victory in the air. The
soldiers are with us; not with their rifles,
but with their ballots. Come on com
Wom* Casino Crowded With Cheering
When the West New York Drum and
Fife Corps, under the command of Cap
tain Krobatech, marched into Waas'
Casino last night the hall was crowded
with enthusiastic Democrats. The hall
was tastefully decorated. Streamers and
banners fell in graceful folds from the
A Handsomely framed portrait of I^eon
Abbett, swathed in flags, occupied tlie
Dlace of honor over the platform. A silver
water pitcher was on the table in front of
the speakers
Chairman August Rottmann called the
meeting to order shortly after eight
o'clock, and introduced Judge John Mc
Grath, the counsellor of the Board of
Freeholders, as the first speaker of the
Mr. McGrath plunged right into the
middle of his subject. He paid his com
pliments to the Kickers and in scathing
terms pulled their fulsome platform to
"A republican who has the courage of
his convictions," said the speaker, "is
worthy of respect, but the fusionists are
worthy of the respect of no man." The
question of equal taxation was handled
with intelligence and explained with
Judge McGrath said eloquent words in
favor of the different candidates, and re
peated his assertions, which he produced
statistics to prove, that the last Board of
Freeholders had been the most economi
cal in the history of the connty. He then
concluded, and left for the mass meeting
at Pohlmann's.
During Judge McGrath's speech, Ed
ward F. McDonald and Thomas Busher
entered the hall and were greeted with
liearty applause. Mr. McDonald was
then introduced to the audience, and
made a plain, straightforward speech.
He eulogized Leon Abbett and found
words of praise to say for equal taxation.
Mr. McDonald then modestly spoke of
his own record as a soldier in the Seventh
New Jersey Volunteers and denounced
in vigorous terms the accusation that he
was a deserter from the Thirty-Fourth
New Jersey, a regiment which he had
never even seen.
The speaker was cheered to an echo
when he ceased, and the applause clearly
showed that he had lost none of his old
time popularity.
Captain George B. Fielder, the candi
date for Register, in a happy way kept
the audience laughing and applauding.
His earnest, manly words for his fellow
candidates were received with loud
The Captain tore C. D. J. Noelke's
record to pieces and made mince-meat of
Him and his pretensions.
Freeholder Noonan made a practical
statement of the condition of the county's
finances, and was greeted in a way that
showed his election to be a sure thing.
Mr. Schlesinger, the editor of the New
Jersey Zeitunrj, addressed the audience in
German and played α rogue's march on
the liquor plank in the Republican plat
form. The jolly Teutons in the audience
keenly enjoyed his wit and generously
applauded him.
Senator Edwards followed Mr. Schles
ingtr, and in his usual eloquent way,
touched on the main issues of the cam
paign and prophesied a glorious victory.
August Bruggemann was greeted with
applause and assured of his election.
Freeholder Waes, Clerk Ahles and all
the prominent Democrats of North Hud
son were present at the meeting.
At a regular meeting of the Third Dis
trict Labor Club, lield at Gerinania Hall,
with some of the most prominent labor
men in the district present, James
Murphy was endorsed for Assembly and
P. T. Donnelly for Freeholder, and on
motion, which was carried, the regular
Democratic State and county nomina
tions were unanimously adopted.
The P. H. O'Neill Association will elect
new officers at its next regular meeting
tomorrow evening. A ratification meet
ing will follow the business meeting, at
which Candidates McDonald and Brugge
mann will moke addresses. A delegation
of Hoboken politicians will be present.
A public meeting of the Lincoln Re
publican Club of the Fifth District was
held at the Avenue House last evening.
President Andrew Wilson occupied the
chair and introduced the speakers, J.
Herbert X'otts, Counsellor James Chap
man, Ε. Y. Bell, of Englewood, Free
holder William George Nelson, and Her
man Walker and John H. Hopken,
candidates for County Clerk and Register.
The meeting was a large and enthusi
astic gathering.
The Hamilton Park Social and Political
Club will hold what they expect to be the
largest meeting since their organization
at their new quarters adjoining St.
Michael's Hall, 011 Erie street, tonight.
Able speakers will address the meeting
and the endorsement of Stale, county
and local candidates will follow.
All the Democratic clubs of the First
district held a meeting last evening under
the auspices of the Robert Davis Light
Guard at the rooms of the Young Men's
Democratic Club on Henderson street.
The purpose of the meeting was to per
fect the arrangements for a parade on
Saturday evening, the line of march will
be published later. Before adjourning
entire Democratic ticKet was endorsed.
The Secoiul District Colored Republi
can Club will meet thiaeveniug at No.
592 Grand street.
Tlio Young Men's Democratic Club ot
the Eighth precinct of the Second Assem
bly district organized at Bergen Hall last
night and elected James Sheehan, presi
dent; Martin Kelly, vice president; Mat
thew Smith, recording secretary; Joseph
Clarke, liuancial secretary; John O'Brien,
treasurer; P. J. Maunion, sergeant-at
arms. Sixty-eight members answered
the roll call. After appointing a commit
tee on by-laws and constitution the
meeting udjourned to meet tomorrow
evening at eight p. m., at Bergen Hall
to endorse candidates.
His Naine le Cleveland but the PoatolHce
Didn't Know It.
Some of the clerks in the postoffice need
at least a smattering of French. Mayor
Cleveland received from the dead letter
office at Washington, this morning, a let
ter addressed to Moneieur le Maire de
Jersey City, "New Jersey," Etats Unis.
The letter was received at the Jersey
City office last January, and after being
held there some time was sent to Wash
ington marked "unclaimed."
It contained a request that information
concerning the municipal government of
the city be sent to Paris for use in one of
the departments of the Exposition.
The Mayor received it today too late to
send the desired information.
Fob a SuomtuwED Liver txv Brkck&u's Pill».
The Month· Skillfully 'Portrayed In the
Dozen Hoothfl That Thronved the
Chapel—A Dream That Was Not All
a Dream.
Iiet me tell you a dream 1 had last
I was tired and disgusted with the day's
efforts inspecting mud holes, broken flag
stones and "busted" sewers, vainly en
deavoring to ascertain what is being done
with that $100,000 license fund for street
improvements. Late In the evening X
turned from the darkened sidewalk of
Summit avenue into the basement of St.
John's Protestant Episcopal Church,
where the seventy ladies of the Guild of
the Holy Cross are holding an artistic fair
to raise tunds to carry out their many
sweet and charitable designsjfor the com
ing winter.
Γ had scarcely crossed the threshold
when the events of the day were lost as in
sleep, and 1 was Immediately transported
to Dreamland,
As though by that strange phenomenon
which permits one tarrying in that
mysterious region to pass days in seconds,
I found an hour after that I had travelled
twelve months through the realms of
beauty and art.
My travelling companion was the Rev.
E. L. Stoddard, whom X chanced to meet
at Asbury Park one evening last summer.
Together we pushed through the noisy,
jostling, yet elegantlv behaved crowds
that seemed to have just arrived on the
incoming train, and journeyed to the far
end of the land, where, in a cozy nook,
protected from the bleak, wintry winds,
stood a pretty, triangular shaped cottage
with snow capped roof, upon which was
displayed a huge gray card with "New
Year" lettered In snowballs. Calendars
the cottage.
There we spent the month of January
with a group of the most charming candy
kitchen maidens that ever manufactured
home made candy, popcorn balls and—
taffy. Their pretty little white caps and
aprons were as dainty as the toothsome
wares they sold to their many cusiomers.
Our hostesses were Miss Clara Wingates,
Miss Emily Bloom, Miss Cora Gurney
and Miss Annie Laycraft.
It may seem a little odd that February
should have been spent in a paper house;
but as the occupants with whom we
stopped were of a stndious turn of mind,
as was indicated not only by the cloaKs
and mortar-boards which they habitually
wore, it is not surprising that the later
developments of science and art had
taught them how to construct a paper
The material of the sketches was com
mon, everyday newspapers. And yet it
was decidedly artistic, and the interior
would delight the eyes of even a Bohem
ian student. The decorations were en
tirely literary. The library was stored
with choicest volumes of literature, and
costly and luxuriously bound albums
were among the pretty things that orna
mented the interior of the booth-like
structure. The scholarly beauties that
entertained us during the month of
February were Gracie Dayton, Miss
Emily Minard, Miss Lillian Pitcher, Miss
Annie Borden, Miss Uattie Godfrey, Miss
Mary Watson and Miss Dora Toffey.
Thus two wintry months had swiftly
passed. The birds were beginning to
chirp and twitter in the leafless branches
of vines inst ready to shoot forth their
sprouts, wEen, after a snort journey, my
ministerial guide and companion halted
in front of one of the most poetic struct
ures In that fairy-land in which we were
sojourning. It was a rustic bower of
Wisteria vines artistically woven and
The occupante were three pretty
maidens in quaint but becoming cos
tumée, who were always busy assorting
a collection of fancy baskets of every
conceivable shape and design, and who
insisted that the travelling News reporter
should not leave without taking one as a
souvenir of the call. Let's see, their
names were Misses Lillie and Mamie
Gregory, and Miss Clara Fleming.
April was a decidedly showery month.
Even the house we stopped at was sur
mounted by a huge umbrella, and the
fair occupants were obliged to cover their
pretty costumes with waterproof cloaks
even indoors. The house was decorated
with umbrellas and gum shoes. A doll
street sweeper took refuge beneath a
flower bush and handed out a cup already
so full of nickels and pennies that I con
cluded it was a pocket sweeper as wall.
The cioaked-wrapped ladies were Miss
Emma Hughes and Miss Georgia Collard.
May, we spent in an old-fashioned New
England kitchen. A fire threw out its
comfortable rays from a huge brick fire
place, and shinlnsr tin pie plates Hashed
above the mantel.
The spruce and pretty kitchen maidens
kept everything in apple pie order. Boxes
of Pearllne and Octagon soap were piled
neatly in one corner, and hams, sausage
links, red peppers and herbs ornamented
the ceiling. A blossoming trellised vine
peeped through the half-curtained win
dow and reminded the inmates that the
flowers that bloom in the spring tra la
were tra laing all over the garden just
For their hospitable entertainment I
shall ever hold them in kind remem
brance. Their names? Ah—Miss Clara
Godfrey, Miss Matilda MacBrido and the
Misses Lizzie and Nellie Woodward.
Summer had approached. It was green
everywhere. Flowers bloomed, birds
chirped harmoniously among the greeu
branches, and pretty faces peeped forth
from open windows surrounded by green
creeping vines. In the course of our ram
ble we passed in front of a large bay win
dow shaped conservatory.
nie irnmeworK οι me exterior was res
tooned with smilax, and the top of the
structure was framed with evergreens.
Inside there bloomed flowers oi every
scent and hue, which were plucked by
deft and jewelled finders and converted
into boutonuierres and bouquets. The
lish in the little artificial lake had the
life scared out of them almost by the in
cessant paddling of young ducks, who
swam the surface. A bouquet, composed
of a buttercup, a rose, α violet, a daffodil
and a forgetmenot, was admired by every
We skipped the oceanic gutter iu July
and spent that month in Japan among
the almond-eyed beauties in Mikado
dresses. The booth at which we stopped
to regale ourselves with a twenty-five
cent cud of tea was roofed by a prodigious
Japanese parasol and decorated with
fans, etc. An interesting collection of
Japanese bric-n-brac was thoroughly in
spected. The charming proprietors were
Miss Bumstead, Miss Clara Dickinson,
Mrs. Rosebaum and the Misses Mary and
Fanny Bowley.
In a foreign country we stopped during
August at a thatched cottage covered
with vines, in which dwelt that splendid
gypsy queen, Miss Louise Ready, and
quenched our thirst with lemonade from
a well as cold as ice itself, and hurrying
on, In September we fouiftl ourselves be
neath the sunny skies of Italy bartering
with bright-eyed Italian peasant girls for
"Roasted peanuts, Ave cents a pint!
Fresh bananas, twelve cents a dozen!"
The booth was stocked with all kinds
?f canned goods, preserves atyi pickles,
tecipe manuscript books wer^also for
sale here. The saucy peasant girls were
Miss Josie Munson, Miss Mabel Rodgers,
Miss Nellie Underbill ant/ Miss Edith
Grenves\ I
October was spent in an/artist's studio,
hung with choice paintings by snch well
known artists as F. S. Church, Willard
M. Chase, Arthur Parton, Granville Per
kins aud Breicher. Mrs. Kellogg and her
daughter Amy, the latter vice president
of the Art league of New York, exhibited
a fine array of water colors. "The Old
Mill," by Mrs. Kellogg, was sold imme
diatele for 125.
The studio has among Its attractions a
genuine Japanese costume with the
royal insignia of the Mikado—the chry
santhennm—worked in the back; hand
painted bannerettes, bronze statutes,
rugs and ί( full line of leather-encased
stationery. It 1s under the charge of "ye
artistic maidans," Miss Jessie Clark,
Miss Bessie* Jewett and Mrs. Kellogg,
assisted by Mr. W. F. Kellogg,
Snow covered the roofs in December.
Christmas we spent in a Russian fancy
bazaar, presided over by α bevy of beau
tiful young women, who wore Russian
costumes of solid colors, trimmed with
swnnsdown. They were Miss Grace Van
Gelder, Miss Lida Greaves, Miss Maud
Williams, Miss Lucy Kent and Mrs.
The wind blew a young hurricane as
we left the bazaar building, and scooping
up the snow from the roof in its mighty
arms threatened to submerge Rector
Stoddard in a genuine snow drift.
X awoke. When I stumbled headfore
most over a broken flagstone on my way
home I suddenly realized my year's trip
through fairyland was but a dream.
The fair will be open this afternoon
and evening.
Grand Army Men Who Beeoinlz· Hie
Service· and Support Him.
To the Bon. Leon Abbett:
Believing as we do that the veterans of
the late war for the preservation of the
Union, are under deep obligations to yon
for your sympathy and friendship towards
them while Governor of our State, we de
sire to unite in this public letter testify
ing our gratitude for the following acts
of kindness.
Upon the death of General Grant and
ceremonies attending his burial, you pro
cured free transportation for members
of the G. A. R. enabling over 8,000 of
them (manv of whom could not other
wise have participated) to attend the
funeral. You loaned camp equipage to
our Comrades who attended the Grand
Army eDcnmpment at Portland, Maine,
who showed their appreciation of that
favor by the excellent condition in which
they returned such equipage. The
hearty sympathy and help you extended
In procuring an appropriation for the
building of the new Soldiers' Home, in
Kearney—a matter we had vainly en
deavored for years to accomplish; jjave
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recognition received in this State, by
allowing us to designate a member of the
commission to locate the sites of the New
Jersey monuments at Gettysburg.
Upon considering these favors and at
tentions we feel constrained to call our
comrades to rise en masse, and in a soirit
of patriotism, regardless of party lines,
aid in returning you to that position you
so worthily filled." Sinned:—John J. Van
Buskirk.E. B. Reichhelm, Richard Gar
rick, John Grimes, J. B. Eltringham, M.
Mullone, P. H. O'Neill and Michael Doyle,
of Jersey City; R. H. Alberts, William
Clift, John H. McCulloch and W. J. Liv
ingston, of Hoboken; Andrew Van Bus
kirk, J. M. Hosmiller, R. Graper and J. A.
Cadmus, of Bayonne; Henry Wolf and
Louis Mitchell, of Union Hill; Walter
A. Barrows, Samuel Forker and
Charles H. Haines, of Mount Holly;
E. C. Stahl, Richard A. Donnelly
and Aaron Hawkyard, of Trenton;
H. H. Da Grooî, S&umel S. Ward, John
E. Wilson, William Itunnion, Nicholas
Johnson, George Cook. James F. Dallon,
Allen Hunter, Adam Jess, Josiah Hole
ton, Joseph McGill and Thomas J. White,
of Penns Grove: William H. Stansburv,
E.'J. Strickland, C. J. Magrath, W. H.
Snope, W. G. Dusenbury, Roderick Ryan,
of Camden, and many others.
Sound Democratic Doctrine Taught by
Speakers at a Club Meeting.
A meeting of the Fifth District Demo
cratic Club was held last evening at
Masonic Hall, Bergen and Fairmonnt
avenues, and was'attended by about two
hundred members. Finance Commis
sioner John Edelstein presided and Mr.
Thomas B. Mair acted as secretary.
Mr. Edelstein made a brief address
urging the members to use their utmost
efforts to have their Democratic friends
register today and vote the stright ticket
next Tuesday. He said that with good
organized work he hoped to see the dis
trict become one of the banner Demo
cratic districts of the county.
Mr. James Luby, of The Jersey City
News, then addressed the meeting. He
congratulated the Democrats of the dis
trict upon their organization. It was only
througn the earnest work of organized
Democrats that the principles of the
party could be disseminated among the
indifferent and the hostile, and converts
w.qu to the Democracy.
Speakers and editors were handicapped,
he said, because their words only reached
persons already friendly to the cause, and
the best way of making their efforts
really useful, was through democrats
takiug up tlieir ideas and utterances, and
discussing them and reiterating them in
social converse with republicans.
Mr. Luby outlined the fundamental dis
tinctions between the Republican party
as the party of aristocratic ideas and
as the party of the people and of freedom
and constitutional equality.
He asked his hearer» whether it was not
apparent that in this campaign Leon
Abbett represented the latter Ideas, while
General Grubb stood for the tendencies to
aristocracy and centralization of power,
which were the most dangerous features
of our modern politics.
The speaker urged all Démocrate to
give their heartiest support to Mr. E. F.
McDonald for Senator from Hudson, and
to Mr. Aymar, the bright young candi
date for Assembly from the Fifth Dis
trict. He urged the election of the Demo
cratic candidates for Director-at-Large,
*nd for Freeholders, as the representa
tives of a Democratic reform.
Speaking of Mr. McLaughlin and Mr.
fielder, he said that special opposition
was made to them by a wicked and sel
fish combination because by their wise
counsel they had aided lu reforming
Jersey City's government. He considered
that fact a special reason why every good
Democrat should give them his heartiest
After some routine business the meet
ing adjourned.
He May Settle wttli Hie Creditors for
Fifty Per Cent.
John Bachus, a Greenville carpenter,
'ailed about two weeks ago with an in
lebtedness of $1,700; his assets are
SI,000. The cause of his failure ie attrib
uted to the loss of a suit which he re
cently brought against Proprietor A.
Zengner, of the Belvidere House, the
jwner of property on Danforth avenue,
>n which Bachus erected a building for
one F. Geil.
A meeting of the creditors, Vanderbeek
S: Sou, Gould & Son, Brelernity & Son
ι ml J. Schlund, was held at noon today
η the Fuller Building, to confer with
Kichard Kouth, assignee for Bachns.
S'othiug was done because of Attorney
Hudspeth's absence. The creditors will
probably receive fifty cents ou the dollar
■■ - :
Mr. Davis Wants to S
and the Police Tak
Him In.
Captain C. Prettyman Smith and
Sergeant Reardon Accused of
Assaulting Him.
William Davis was arraigned before
Justice Stilsing this morning charged
with interfering with the Board of Reg
istry. Liftais was appointed the Repub
lican member of the Board of Registra
tration for the First precinct of th·
Seventh District by the Board of Alder
On the first day of registration
failed to appear and Sylvester
who for several years has represent
Republican party on the Board :
precinct, was chosen to fill the vi
by the other members of the Board
This morniDg when the Board rr
the honse of Hook and Ladder Coq
No. 2, on Ninth street, Davis an
with his credentials and insisted
acting in place of Fahev. The
members of the Board refused to|
nize bim and called upon the ι
remove him. The police refused
fere, however, until they had wii
a breach of the piece. When the
was ready to proceed to business
grabbed up some of the papers anil
then arrested by Captain Oliristopher
Gilbert Collins aDDeared for him befor
<j ustice sensing ana claimed that as DaviaHf
was the regularly appointed officer he h%d^·
a right to serve. Justice Stilaing refused
to pass upon the question and dismissed
the complaint. Iîavis is a bartender in
Dennis Gallagher's saloon at Henderson
street and Pavonia avenue,and Gallagher
is said to be one of the Kern Kickers.
After leaving the court room Davis had
a consultation with Judge Seymour and
Mr. Collins, and then he came before Jus
tice Stilsing and swore to complaints
charging Captain Smith and Sergeant
Reardon with assault and battery.
The Captain is charged with having
struck Davis with his flst and the Ser- J
geant is accused of having used his club. I
Chief Murphy notified the accused police- J
men to appear at Headquarters, but up to I
two o'clock they had not responded. ?
The chief then issued an order to the I
police to recognize Davis as the rightly H
appointed election officer, and the ex- I
amination of the policemen went over to Β
tomorrow morning.
Davis explains his absence from the
place of registration by saying that Police
Commissioner Feeney told Alderman
Schermerhorn that he had seen Davis,
and Davis bad said that he would not
serve. Schermerhorn then directed City
Clerk Scott to erase Davis' name from the
list, and when the error was rectified it
was too late for him to serve.
He also says that Smith was very
abusive and threatened to take him to the
Police Court in the van. When Davis
was arrested he said that Smith refused
to listen to William Morgan, a wealthy . _ -
citizen who offered to go his bail, but
locked Davis up for an hour.
William Moruan also swore out a com
plaint against Captain Smith, charging
him with assault and battery.
lue Latest HouoKen suicide.
AGermanc, who cave the name of Gleuch
lich, who engaged board at Kohler's
boarding house, No. 11 Second street. Ho
boken, sent a note to the SUiats Zeitung,
saying he intended committing suicide
with acid given him by his sister.
A Stunts Zeitung reporter called with ,
the note and on being admitted found \
the door locked. He hammered on the
door and receiving no response burst ia
the door.
Gleuchlich lay stretched on the floor,
partially undressed, with an empty bottle
in his hand. His face was fearfully dis
torted, and from the position in which
the body lay Gleuchlich must have suf
fered terrible agonies before dying.
The Przekopowshy Divorce Case.
Vice Chancellor Bird listened to testi
mony this morning in the case of Chris
tine Przekopowsky, who is seeking a
divorce from her husband Clement.
Mrs. Przekopowsky testified that she
was married iu Germany in 18T6 and came
to Jersey City in 1881. For the first few
years of her married life she lived happily,
with her husband. But after that htf
began to drink and abuse and final!jl
deserted her. Przekopowsky denies all
his wife's charges. ^
The Churcli To Be Enlarged.
The two Boards of Sessions and Trus
tees of the First ana the Bergen Presby
terian churches, met at Dr. Formants
residence on the Hill Tuesday night and
agreed to the advisability of altering and
enlarging the present structures of the
Bergen Church instead of erecting a new
edifice. The matter of cansolidatlon has
yet to come before the Presbytery before
it can be looked upon as a legal consoli
Manager Henderson'* FniuirmZ.
A large party left the Pennsylvania
depot this morning to attend the funeral
of Manager Henderson, of the Academy
of Music, at Long Branch. Among those
who went from this city were Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Hyams, Mrs. and Miss Bow
ker and Policeman Hopkins.
The Wingee Divorce Case.
Chancellor McGill on Monday made an
order referring the Winges divorce suit
to Vice-Chancellor Bird. The time and
place for the taking of new testimony has
not yet been agreed upon.
The dedication of St. Mark's Episcopal
Parish buildings, on Jersey avenue, is in
Êrogress this afternoon, the Right Kev.
ishdp Starkey officiating.
The Joint Committee of the Slreet and
Water Commissioners aud members of
the Board of Education did not meet this
morning to pursue their search for school
building sites in the Fourth and Fifth
districts, as had been agreed upon. It is
probable the search will not be continued
till after the election.
Richard Doolev, Jr., a pedler, was
charged before Justice Stilsing this morn
ing by his father witik «apezzllng $&
Young Dooley work^lftJlMfflF Dooley and
recently started ij^^Slnes^jflr^himself.
Now he claims Γ
actuated by jea
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Lleht lU<n,
Washington, -Oct. The storm
has moved nort"heat*»rard to Lake Erie
and another has developed in Texas.
For Eastern New York and New Jer
sey—Light ruins, slightly warmer south
easterly winds.
For Western New York—Rain; warmer,
southeasterly winds.
The Weather at Hartnett'a.
October 30. Dtg. ; October 30.
At S P. M 53 I AteA. lt.
At β P. M 52 ι At 9 Α. M.
At 9 P. M Μ I At Noou..
At Miduurht 4»!

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