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VOL 1 NO. 207.
Who the Local Candidates
Are and Their Claims.
The political campaign in this State,
which opened in the early part of Septem
ber, is fast drawing to a close, and long
before midnight of next Tuesday it will
* ι known in every village and hamlet in
fhe State that Leon Abbett has for the
econd time in his political career been
[chosen to preside over its destinies. The
J]sjp<jcratic State Committee, with that
/ * - tlltlcian, Allan L. McDermott, at
/ id, has done excellent work and the
Ρ j of its labors is already apparent.
/ I advices from all sections of the
■# /the victory will be a most substan
/ /ne, and it would not be surprising if
/ /étt's majority were to reach 12.000;
/ iertainly will not be less than eight
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11 / The local situation is just as eucourag·
" ! Ing. In no county in the State is the
party so well organized, and those who
do not expect to see one of the old time
majorities rolled up for the several can
L didates will be greatly surprised. While
1 the Democrats are full of conlldence and
I light, the Republicans are apathetic and
1 are making only a half hearted contest
1 for the morgue ticket. They now see the
I mistake they made in forming; an alliance
» with the handful of "kickers'' and they
I are thoroughly disgusted with their bar
1 gain. The decent men in the party have
I repudiated the ticket, and many of the
I politicians who, in the convention advo ·
I cated fusion, thinking the Republicans
1 would get the Senator, have declared
\ their intention of voting for the Demo
Icratic candidates.
k \ The Republicans have no use for the
a erfKickers" except to use them. The lat
■, / ter are beginning to find this out, and it
safe to say that on election day it will be
a game of "knifing" all around.
The only candidate on the morgue
ticket who seems to have any friends is
James Roche, the candidate for Director
at-Large, and although it is conceded that
he will run ahead of his ticket, it would
be safe to wager that he will not come
•within five thousand votes of his op
ponent, August M. Bruggeman.
As for the other morgue candidates.
Walker, for County Clerk: Hopken, for
iRegister, :and Stuhr, for Senator—they
iiviil hardly know, after the votes have
jeen counted, that they had beeu engaged
η a political contest.
U The nominations for Member of Assem
ily and Freeholder have all been made
,ud the tickets are now complete.
With the view of ascertaining as near
possible the probable results for As
.. — J U_ 1 1J ..
porter made a tour of each of the ten dis
trict* in the county. He talked with
Democrats, Republicans, "Kickers" and
Prohibitionists, and as a result of his
enquiries is willing to venture the opin
ion that the Democrats will elect nine of
the ten Assemblymen and eight of the ten
The Democrats of the First, district did
a wise thing when they nominated
Michael Mulloue for Assemblyman. The
[ Republicans could not get a candidate to
I run against him, but they induced George
I Blakey, a Warren street grocer, to allow
his name to be put on the ticket so as to
fill it up.
Candidate Blakey may get a few votes,
but if he gets more than 100 he will sur
prise his friends. Edward McCaffrey got
the "Kickers' " nomination, but it is
understood that he will not run. The
Democratic majority in the district is
estimated at 600, but Mullone's majority
will be about 1,500. Mullone was
formerly a newspaper publisher, but is
now engaged in the real estate business.
He is a large property owner and will, as
a member of the Legislature, guaM well
the interests of the people.
Like Candidate Mullone, John D. Gor
tnau, the nominee for Freeholder, will
practically have a walkover. "Tom"
MeDonough, who was slated for the Re
publican nomination, forseeing defeat,
declined to run and the convention en
dorsed John Fox. who had been put in
nomination by the half dozen "Kickers"
in the district. Fox was not willing to
be made a target of and he, too, declined
the nomination. The County Committee
will put a name on the ticket.
The Democratic candidates in the
Second district are Henry Byrnes for
Assembly and Michaél Hennessey for
Freeholder. Patrick Sheeran, who is one
of the boss "kickers," lives iu this dis
trict, and he has succeeded in making a
deal with the Republicans. The fusion
candidates are Hugh Albernethy, Repub
lican, for Assemblyman, and Thomas
Elian, "Kicker," for Freeholder. Martin
Kelly, a Montgomery street saloon keeper,
who lives in the Lafayette section of the
district, is out as an Independent candi
date for Freeholder.
1 ne uistnuL uns h ivi-iiiountLiu majority
of 600. Byrnes is the street cleaning con
tractor. He has been active in Second
district politics for several years, and is
popular. His opponent is the Superin
tendent of the Coinmunipaw Coal Com
pany, and is also a Lieutenant Colonel of
the Fourth Regiment. He was once an
Alderman from the Third district.
Byrnes will poll his party vote and will
be elected. The Freeholder contest will
be a hot one, but Hennessey will probably
be elected.
Egan, the "Kicker" candidate, is a son
in law of Sheeran and is a candidate for
some offlco or other at almost every elec
tion. He has been a Freeholder. Kelly,
the independent candidate, has never be
fore sought oflice. He will get a good
vote in Lafayette, which will tend to help
Hennessey's chances of election.
4—11 11.
There are any number of candidates in
the Third district and of every variety.
James Murphy is the regular Democratic
candidate for Assembly. He has as op
ponents William F. Midlige, regular Re
publican; John Watt, Independent Re
fublican: C. D. J. Noeike, "Kicker," and
lobert Butler, Labor. Murphy has the
best chance of being elected, as he is the
onlv Democratic candidate and has 300
majority at his back.
Midlige, who is a young lawyer, will
have tne support of the machine Repub
licans, who are trying to get Watt to
withdraw in his favor. Noeike has no
backing to Bpeak of. Some of his friends
say he will get four votes, others think
he may get eleven, while there are others
who estimate his probable vote as high
as forty-four. Butler, who i.n a self-nomi
nated candidate, may be relied upon to
vote for himself, even if no one else
For Freeholder the candidates are
Peter T. Donnelly, regular Democrat;
Joseph Griffin, independent Democrat;
Johu McCaffrey, "kicker;" James Nichol,
regular Republican. Freeholder Charles
Turner, who has been renominated by
the Watt Republicans, has withdrawn
from the contest, leaving the others to
light it out between them. Donuelly,
who represented the district in the liegis
iature last winter, is the best spoken of
t all the candidates and his election is
ibable. It is said that the tight will be
Veen him and Nichols. The voter in
Hjrd who cannot select a choice
%>ng all these candidates must be
Àease indeed.
S interesting Legislative con
test in the State is iu the Fourth district,
where "Billy" Kern, the king oi the
kickers, is trying to defeat Colonel
William C. Heppenheimer. Kern is run
ning as the "kickers" candidate.
He wanted the Republicans to indorse
hiin, but the party of high moral ideas
did not want to be found in such bad
company and refused the request. In
stead of doing as Kern wished, they put
up a candidate of their own. He is Cal
vin Peck, a carpenter iu the employ of the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Railroad. Kern would like to bo elected
himself, but it would please him almost
as well 10 have Heppeuheimer defeated.
The Democrats of the district are up in
arms against Keru, and the respectable
Republicans are all working for Heppen
heimer. The gallant Colonel himself is
making a house to house canvass and is
confident of success. Kern's followers
are made up of the worst element iu the
district, and the respectable voters, irre
spective of party, are determined to
shelve him. And what could be more to
their credit?
The Freeholder contest is no less excit
ing than the Assembly. Freeholder
Adam Smith is on the Democratic ticket
with Colonel Heppenheimer, and against
him is School Director Charles Ptinp
stein. The "Kickers" have endorsed
Pfingstein. Both are flghtiug hard to
make votes, but as the district has five
hundred Democratic majority, there is
no reason why Smith should not win.
The Fifth is the lone Republic District
of the county. The majority is so small,
however, that the Democrats think they
can overcome it. John W. Aymar, the
Democratic candidate for Assembly, is
well known in the district, having lived
there almost all his life, and his fchance
of defeatiug Herbert Potts, his Repub
lican opponent is very good. Potts is a
recent arrival in the district, and because
of factional troubles he will not get his
full party vote, and it is very certain
that ne cannot get any Democratic ones.
Freeholders William Pairson and Mr.
W. fcr. Nelson both want to be returned.
Pairsou is a Democrat and Nelson a Re
publican. Pairson has a good record, and
as he is a "hustler" his frieuds say he
...ill 1
The Seventh district has a Democratic
majoïity of 700. There are a few
"Kickers" in this district. The Demo
cratic candidates are Andrew Donneil for
Assembly and Frand Kimmerly for Free
holder. The republicans lu.ve nomin
ated James Irwin for Assembly and Dr.
Dallas for Freeholder. The "Kickers,"
too, have put a ticket in the field. Ex
Police Commissioner John Smith is their
candidate for Assembly and John Ertle
for Freeholder. It is not thought that
Smith and Ertle will poll more than four
hundred votes, and Donneil and Kim
merly, who are very popular in the dis
trict, will get a number of Republicau
Donneil is a School Trustee in Bayonne
and is Superintendent of the Bergen
Point and Staten Island Ferry Company.
The leaders in the district say both he
and Kimmerly will have over three hun
dred majority.
John F. Kelly will be the next Assem
blyman from the Seventh District. He is
the Democratic candidate. C. V. Bun
nell has been nominated by the Repub
licans. An effort is being made by in
terested persons to get Bunnell to with
draw. It he does the Republicans will
endorse Dennis Gallagher, who has been
nominated by the "Kickers. Gallagher
will not run without the Republican en
Thei Democratic majority in the district
is estimated at two two thousand. Kelly,
who is the ex-postmaster, is pretty sure of
election, although with the Republican
indorsement, Gallagher, who is a saloon
keeper, would be dangerous.
The candidates for Freeholder are as
numerous as in the Third district. Ex
Street Commissioner Ellis, of Hoboken,
is the regular Democratic candidates.
The other candidates are John J. Kelly,
"kicker;" C. M. Clerihew, Republican;
Autliur T. Egan, Independent, and James
Moran, Labor. With so many candidates
it will be a vote us-you-please contest,
and pasters will be in great demand. Ellis
will run well in Hoboken, and if he gets
any support at all in the Jersey City
section of the district he will be elected.
.Liaoor lanuiuaie juoran is a orotner 01
School Director Moran. He ran for As
sembly against Police Commissioner
Feeney and polled 1,2(30 votes. He is
popular anil the district leaders say if
Ellis is defeated it will be by Moran.
Kelly is a member of the present Board
of Freeholders and has had three terms.
Egan is a son of ex-Fire Commissioner
John Egan, and Republican Candidate
Clerihew is a coal dealer.
The Democrats will elect Andrew Boyle
Assemblyman and John Tierney Free
holder in the Eighth district. John Kerr
is Boyle's Republican opponent, and Jus
tice of the Peace Thomas Aldridge is op
posing Tierney. Boyle and Tierney are
members of the present Board of Free
holders. Kerr is a butcher in Harrison.
The Democratic majority in the district is
estimated at four hundred.
In the Ninth district, which has a
Democratic majority of 400, Assembly
man Lawrence Fagan has been renomi
nated, and JohnBruning is the candidate
for Freeholder. He has also been in
dorsed by the Republicans. Herman
Kudlich is the Republican candidate for
Assembly. "Jimmy" Kenney is running
as the candidate of the "Kickers" for
Freeholder. The election ot Fagan and
Bruning is a certainty.
the TENTH.
Thomas B. Usher is the Democratic
candidate for Assembly in the Tenth
district, and with him on the ticket for
Freeholder is Dennis Noonan. The Re
publican candidates are Rudolph Freeh
for Assembly and Dr. A. W. Warden for
Freeholder. The district has a big Demo
cratic majority, and as the party is united
( here is no doubt of the election of both
llruggeiuanii Sue* Slatter.
August M. Bruggemaun, candidate for
Director-at-Large, has causcd capers to
be drawn up in his suit for $10,000 dam
ages against Julius Slatter, of Hoboken.
Mr. Bruggemaun sues for libel on ac
count of Mr. Slatter's charge, made at
the Odd Fellows' Hall meeting, that Mr.
Bruggemaun was a bribe taker.
The Foreuelce' Toast Meeting.
The Forensic Society of High school
students will hold a toast meeting this
evening in the High School Building. The
principal teature of the meeting will be
a discussion of the question:—"Resolved,
That the Alpha Sigma Society is a bene
iit to the High School," by E. W. Perry,
Β. M., and G. Flack, on "The Affir
mative," and E. Dusel, C. B., and P.
Kiug, O. S., on ''The Negative." Papers
will bo read ou "The Faculty," by S.
Franz; "The Seniors," by G. T. Egn;
"The New Class," by A. Blnukenberg;
"The Alpha Sigma, ' by A. McLean;
"History of the Forensic," by C. Hall;
"The C. Commercials," by C. C. Kelly;
"The Honorary Members." by A. I. Ma'c
nab; "Our School," by C. W. Iàttle;
"Girls in High Schools," I. Goldenhorn.
The committee in charge is A. McLean,
chairman; G. F. Kge and C. W. JUittle.
Mr. Witlp Gtve» η Dina«r.
Mr. Henry Wulp gave a dinner last
night to α few friends. The affair proved
a most delightful one and was are s }y
enjoyed by the guests. Covers yafcï
for Mr. and Mrs. Johu McAuslaud,
A. L. Hurdle. Mr. and Mrs. àaumn Xle
Kinny, Misse» Jfennie and Jess-ana Kerr
Fob A Bis.ISuKJUU) Lives cry Uîx-Ham'a
Many Merry Making Parties Cele
brated the Occasion·
"All Hallow E'en." the night when, ac
cording to tradition, the spirits of mis
chief are abroad and when Cupid puts in
his fine work and,seal3 many a fate, was
observed In mahj quarters last nighi.
Smart youths amused themselves with
changing gates and signs, upsetting ash
barrels, and called it fun, and many little
parties were held, in which the youtig
folk enjoyed themselves with the love
charms and costumes peculiar to the oc
Caledonian Club.
The Caledonian Club, of Hudson
county, celebrated the event at Henkel'e
Casino, Palisade avenue, and the hall
was crowded by members, their families
and guests. A side splitting comedy,
"The Fireside Sodger," a piece in five
acts, written by James Kennedy, was the
chief attraction. It abounded with Scot
tish songs and dances and was rendered
in the Scottish dialect. Ex-Chief John
Mclnnes was Immense in his repre
sentation of the Widow Tanison, and all
the characters were admirably sustained.
L. D. Robertson, of the Scottish World,
danced the Highland Fliug In costume,
to the music of the pipes, and other
dances were introduced in the piece.
This was the cast:—
Mrs. Tanison, a Glasgow widow woman
J. Mclnuee
Jock ^amson, her son Mr. John Eeveridge
Leezie Mac-Nab, Jock's sweetheart Miss Alien
"Wee May, Leezie's sister Miss Emma Allen
Sergeant MacFarllne, of the Scots Fuslleers
Mr. James Kennedy
Mrs. MacFash, Jock's aunty A. Hepburn
Rev. Roger McDrone Mr. George Greig
1st Glasgow Chappie Mr. Frank Clements
3d Glasgow Chappie Mr. Thomas Patterson
Landlord of the Gusedubs' Tavern
Mr. William Thompson
( r. Thomas SfcGlrr,
Glasgow Musical Gallants < Mr. James Douglas,
( Mr. Thos. MeKinnon.
Γ Miss Simpson.
! Miss Maggie Wilson,
Glasgow Musical Lassies 1 L^.eWi'son,
! Miss Mackintosh,
L Miss Maclnnes.
1st. Woods near Gourock.
2d. Mrs. Tanison's Kitchen.
3rd. Gusedubs' Tavern.
4th. Mrs. Tanison's Parlor.
5th. Mrs. Tamson's Drawing Boom.
A hop followed the dramatic entertain
ment, and Highland dances, including
the "Caledonians' Highland Schottische"
and "Scottish Reels," were the merry fea
Zabrlske Poet Camp Fire.
The Veterans of Zabriskie Post, No. 88,
G. A. R. and their families, and many
guests, celebrated the event with an en
tertainment and "Camp Fire," at the
Avenue House, Five corners. The
grizzled gray-haired Vets, were in
uniform, and all were happy. Com
mander Thomas P. Rockett presided,
and conducted the informal entertain
ment. Mr. Henry Hemmerisch presided
at the organ.
Comrade J. F. Sutherland delivered the
opening address, and Profs. Gaffy and
Bleiscli, sent by Marshal & Ball, enter
tained the company with magical feats,
and humorous songs.
Miss Annie Chiipin, a promising elocu
tionist and vocalist, recited "The Little
Martyr" and "The Railroad Crossing,"
and whs warmly encored. She also sang
"Tit for Tat," and in response to a de
served encore she sang "The Cows Are in
the Clover." Miss Evans recited "The
Liberty Bell" very satisfactorily. When
these exercises were concluded the com
pany repaired to the dining room to par
take of "soldiers' rations." The rations
included hard tack, nork and beans, coffee
and plenty of cake.
Around an imaginary camp fire the
veterans were entertained with little
speeches and reminiscences of the war by
Otto W. Meyer, G. P. Robinson, John G.
Fisher, Joe Eltringhnm and others, all of
which were enjoyed by the large com
Dancing in the Winter Garden.
An entertainment and sociable, given
by the King's Daughters and St. Andrew's
Society of Ascension P. E. Church,
thronged the winter garden of Kessler's
Hall last night with an interested audi
ence, The entertainment was managed
by Mrs. Wardell, whose abilities in that
direction are so well known on the
Heights, and it was well rendered. The
choruses in costume were sung by mem
bers of the two societies, and encores
were numerous. The programme was as
Chorus Cousin Jeddeiah
Piano Trio....Misses Nettie, Gussie and Emma
Recitation Herve Riel — Miss Sadie Lynch
Xylophone Mr. Joseph Gruber, Mr. Fred.
Tableau Magic Mirror
Duet — "I Live and Love Thee," '•Campanini,"
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Johnstone.
Recitation Selected—Mr. A. B. Guilford
Chorus Plantation Songs.
A. B. C. Duett Mr. Neuman Drake and Mrs.
Recitation Mr. Finley
Tableau Curfew Bell
Emotions Miss Wardell, Bishop, Ο Oar a,
Wright and Wancke.
Duet Mr. and Mrs Johnstone
Piano Solo
Farce, in Two Acts.
Mr. John Baxter Mr. F. W. Slegmund
Major Muddle Mr. George O'Hara
Stephen Stock Mr. Edward Lawrence
Mr. Scurry Mr. George W. Johnstone
Mrs. Rowdy Miss Leila J. Wardell
Caroline - .Miss Abbie Van Derzee
Dorothy Miss Belle Foster
Patty Miss Sadie Lynch
Sally Miss Alice Bishop
Guests and waiters.
Miss Bertholf, Accompanist.
The entertainment was followed by a
hop. directed by Mr. Caleb Cameron, and
in it a large company merrily partici
They Ducked tor Apples.
The Young Peoples' Society of Chris
tian Endeavor, of the Second Presbyter
ian Church, were given a Hallow
E'en reception at the residence of
Mr. W. A. Malliet. The young
people passed an enjoyable even
ing. There was a "ducking toutnament"
for two prizes. Miss Nellie German won
the prize for the ladles by getting six
apples in two and a half minutes. Mr. J.
McKelvey received the prize lor gentle
men, getting twelve apples in one minute.
After several other games a collation was
enjoyed by all hands.
Among those present were Misses L.
Bush, F. Taylor, M. Gaddes, Miss K. Du
senberry, Miss E. Dusenberry, Mr. and
Mrs. Gardner, Miss A. Waugh, Miss Tay
lor, Miss C. Mileham, Miss L. Broach,
Miss B. 'loppeu, Miss J. Brown, Miss M.
McElroy, Miss Nellie German. Mise G.
Faulkner, Miss Renie Cranmer, Miss J'
Howeth, Miss M. Pellens, A McKelvey,
J. McKelvey, E. Hopkins, Miss M. Camp
bell, Charles Delerv, Miss M. Cames, H.
Bush, I). Davis, H. Livingstou, C. Valen
tine, H. Pyle, Κ, Bill, G. Rowland and Ν.
Tliey Surprised Hiss Burke.
A surprise party visited the home of
Miss Delia Burke, on Hopkins avenue,
huit evening, and the occasion was one of
real enjoyment to all present. Frank J.
Henkei, tleorga and Louis Heukel and
August Cole, of the American Sporting
Clob, were prominent In the affair. Reci
tations and impersonations by George
Heck attiHf'ïaiik Ureugou enlivened the
proceeding, and music, dancing and a
supper constituted the other exercises.
The company included E. Sullivan and
Miss Mary Gettlngs. C. Noonan and Miss
Kitty Mullins, Frank Greagon and Miss
Annie Heuley, J. Burns and Miss May
Mullins, Frank Hoffman und Miss Etta
Trapper, E. Mitchell and Miss Celia Get
tings, John Mitchell and Miss Maggie
Rabitt, Katie Grimes, Annie Moran,
Mamie Kane and others.
St. John's Literary Union.
A concert for the benefit of the Literary
Union of St. John's German Evangelical
Church was held last evening in the
church hall on Fairview avenue.
The programme was as follows:—
March, "From the Folkunger,"
Highland Social Orchestra
Ballad, "Monastery Bell»" Mrs. St-lma Beech
Ccrnet Duett, "Short and Sweet". Orchestra
Trio, "Der Maedeheu Fruehlineslied."
Misses Katie Wolfried, Annie Fell and Mary Fell
Souvenir IH Cadiz, "Bolero" Orchestra
Solo, "Answer" Mr.*W. J. Machin
Piano Solo Miss Louisa Steinecke
Ballad, "Beauty Sleep,"
Madam Osborne, of the Royal Academy. London
Idyll, "Der Tyroler und sein Llebchen,
Ballad Mrs. Louisa Ferris
Flute Solo, "Du, Du Liegst mlr im Herzen,"
Mr. R. S. Davis
Song Madam Osborne
Piano Solo Miss M. Kasang
Duett, "Sennenlled,"
Misses Katie Wolfried and Annie Fell
Selections, "From Martha" Orchestra
The accompanists were Misses A.
Muley and M. Kasang. Β. B. l)avis was
conductor. The affair was a success.
Kensington Athletic (ilub.
There was an entertainment and re
ception at Bergen Hall lastevening under
the auspices of the Kensington Athletic
Club. This is one of the most successful
athletic associations of recent organiza
tion, It has seventy members and oc
cupies the rooms formerly used by the
Jersey City Athletic club, on Grand
Cecil McCoy is its president and Earnest
Clark, vice president. Henry Firth
Wood, well known here as a humorist,
furnished the first part of the programme,
together with his wife. He lectured on
the "growth of the bald spot," and illus
trated it with a collection of humorous
oil paintings. Mrs. Henry Firth Wood
recited. Magic, by John L. Adams, as
sisted by William L. Gardiner, and a
recitation by Mrs. Wood finished the bill.
A reception followed. The affair was
highly successful.
Friends of Min Annie Brill.
Miss Annie Brill, of Milton avenue, last
evening was surprised by a large com
pany of friends who tendered her a re
ception in honor of her birthday, and pre
sented her with a handsome album con
taining the Dhotographg of twenty of the
company. Mr. Andrew Lane made the
presentation speech. After the presenta
tion and a short programme of music and
recitations, the festivities of the evening
were carried out, dancing being the at
tractive feature.
Records In Which the Name of C. D. J,
Noelke Appears.
The following transcript of certain
records of the Court of General Sessions
of the Peace of the city of New York, of
the date of May 29, 1883, are a matter of
especial interest to the Third district
peoplt who think of voting for a certain
candidate for Assembly honors from the
Third district. The face of the ticket
The People of the State
op New York
Charles D. J. Noelke.
) On conviction by
verdict of unlawfully
selling and vending
to one Joseph Mat
tocks a i>art of a
ticket in a certain
I lottery not expressly
I authorized by law,
! commonly called
"The Louisiana
State Lottery."
vv Hereupon 11 is Viucicu nuu aujuugcu uj iuo
Court that the said Charles D. J. Noelke. for the
misdemeanor aforesaid, whereof he is convicted,
be imprisoned in the Penitentiary of the city of
New \ork for the term of one year, and pay a
fine of two hundred and fifty dollars.
And it is further ordered that he stand com- :
mitted until the same be paid, not exceeding one
day for each dollar of the fine imposed from and
after the termination of the one year's imprison
A true extract from the minutes.
John Sparks, 1
Clerk of ( tourt.
A. Y. General Sessions of the Peace.
The People 1
of the State or New York j Copy of
against I Sentence.
Charles D. J. Noelke. J
May 29, 1882
One Year
And to pay a fine of
Two hundred & fifty dollars
And to stand committed
until ehe same l>e paid, not exceeding one day
for each dollar of the fine imposed from and
after the one yeara imprisonment.
At a Court of General Sessions of the Peace
holden in and for the City and County of
New York at the City Hall of the said city
on Monday, the 29th day of May, in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hun- ■
dred and eighty-two.
The Honorable Frederick Smyth, 1 Justice
Recorder of the City of ν of the
New York, } Sessions.
After his conviction and sentence
Noelke appealed to the General Term
and the appeal was not decided for two
years. In the meantime he was out on
bail. The General Term confirmed the
conviction and Noelke then appealed to
the United States Court. There was a
further delay of about two years and then
the Court dismissed the case for want of
jurisdiction. Noelke was arrested and
imprisoned in the Tombs for a
time. Early in April, 1846, his sent
ence of imprisonment was reluctantly
Commuted by Governor Hill, but he was
required to pay an additional fine of
$1,500. Governor Hill's reluctance to in
terfere was due to the information he had
received that Noelke, during the time the
case was pending, had continued to
violate the law. Some of the men whom !
Noelke is now engaged in abusing were j
chiefly instrumental in keeping him out- ;
side the walls of the penitentiary.
Captain Smith and Sergeant. Bearilon
Answer a Charge of Assault.
Captain Christopher Prettyman Smith
anil his "man Friday," Sergeant Rear
don, were in Justice Stilsing's court this
morning as defendants.
They had been requested to nppear anttej
answer to the compliiintof William Davis,
the Republican election officer, who said
that they had assaulted him.
When the business of the court was
over Justice Stilsiug called the men up
"iid told them what they were wanted
i'rettyman looked as though he was
sorry he had done it. while Reardon
came up with a smile on his face, and
with a swagger which appeared as though
he had done a very smart thing in Bet
ting arraigned upon a charge of hitting a
man with his club. Both men waived
examination for trial in the General Ses
sions and furnished bail.
Currfe Heirs May Effect a Settlement.
The Currie heirs are dissatisfied with
the verdict rendered by the struck jury in
the matter of the right of way through
their property for the branch of the Penn
sylvania Railroad known as the New
York Bay and Waverley Railroad. They
have appealed from the verdict to the
Court of Errors and Appeals. The writ
of error was filed yesterday, and will be
argued at the March term of the court.
As it will probably be some time after
that before a decision is rendered,
work on that portion of the r^ad wi"
delayed until well into the summer
view of this fact it is not iiu "
I a settlement will be elïecréd
Interesting Letter· From Candidates—
L«on Abbett's Straightforward State
ment—Edward McDonald's Speech. *
Ballot reform was the subject dis
cussed last night at the Tabernacle. A
good musical selection by the Tabernacle
band was also part of the programme.
The platform was draped with flags.
Among those on the platform were
Herbert Boggs, of Newark, author of the
Kane ballot reform bill, Louis F. Post,
William M. Ivins, Horace C. Deming,
John De Witt Warner, chairman of the
Tariff Reform Club of New York, Candi
dates Edward McDonald, William Stuhr,
and Michael Mullone, the Rev. Mr.
Scudder, J. R. Ab&rbanell. H. C. Gruber,
J. F. Altemus, A. P. Brown and Myron
A. Wolfsoc.
In the midst of the ladies and gentle
men who filled the church were observed
John D. Carscallen, T. C. Brown, ex
Coroner John C. Hughes, William Burns
and JohnHeye. It was what is commonly
spoken of as an "unusually intelligent
audience," and it did not require the lire
works and red lights in front of the
building to attract the gray beards, their
wives and daughters there.
The Rev. Mr. Scudder opened the meet
ing after the band ceased playing, by say
ing that the movemeut for ballot reform
was the most beneficial of all reforms.
He declared the meeting to be a non
partisan one, and said he saw in the audi
ence Democrats, Republicans, Prohibit
ionists and Mugwumps. They had all
assembled for the one purpose. Mr. Scud
der concluded his introduction by saying
he would ring down any speaker who re
ferred to any party except that of ballot
Mr. Scudder declared that the present
system of voting was not the system of
"by the people, of the people and for the
people," but that it was "by the machine,
ot the machine and for the machine."
He wanted this changed, and assured his
hearers that it was a frightful thing that
it should cost a County Clerk $10,000 to
be elected and that a candidate for Mayor
had to put up 130,000. These figures cer
tainly were surprising.
Mr. J. T. Altemus followed Mr.
Scudder and read a number of letters,
among which were these:—
Jersey City, Oct. 30, 1889.
To the Hudson County Ballot Reform Association.
Gentlemen:—In compliance with your request
that 1 should write you a letter stating my exact
Eosition upon ballot reform. I will say that I
ave always been in favor of such a revision of
the election laws as will prevent bribery and in
timidation at the polls, and will furnish to the
citizen absolute secrecy of voting.
There is an attempt on the part of some men,
who claim to be ballot reformers, to turn the
movement into a partisan one. I have been mis
represented, and efforts have been made to
Çlace me in a false position on this question,
his is not a partisan question. It is one in
which all good citizens, irrespective of party, are1
I repeat what I said in a previous letter to you,
that I will do all in my power to have a genuine
ballot reform bill passed at the next session of
the Legislature, and it will be such a bill as all
parties can agree upon.
Your Association presented the following reso
lution to the Hudson County Democratic Con
vention. October 8, 1889:—
"Resolved, That this convention does hereby
instruct its candidate for Senator, if elected, to
vote for and urge the passage by the coming
Legislature of a genuine ballot reform bill, em
bracing the essential features of an absolutely
secret ballot ; an official ticket printed and dis
tributed at the expense of the State, and the
right of nomination by petition.·"
That body adopted this resolution. This speaks
my sentiments and the sentiments of my party.
I shall honestly and faithfully abide by them if
elected Governor.
Leon Δββεττ.
Edgewatkr Park, Ν. J., October 29, 1889.
J. T. A Itemus, Secretary.
Dear Sir:—1 have your letter of October 23d
inst. I believe that ballot reform is the key to
good government in this State, and I will favor
it and work for it whenever and wherever I can.
The measure known as the Kane bill is wise and
well considered and I will support it unreserv
edly and heartily. Very truly yours,
£. Burd Grubb.
Harrison, Hudson County, I
October 21, 1889. )
J. T. Alt emus.
Dear Sir—Iu accordance with the request of
the committee of the Ballot Reform Association
of Hudson County that I shonld state my views
and intentions on the subject of ballot reform,
permit me to say that 1 have not the slightest
hesitation in declaring myself iu favor of the
enactment of any law or laws that will give
greater and more complete protection to every
citizen in the exercise of the sovereign right
of suffrage, in secresy and purity, uu
contaminated by any corrupting influence
iu the shape of reward, bribe or intimidation.
ι Iso for the true and correct counting and
honest return of the votes when cast. I am also
most strongly in favor of official ballots or
tickets printed and distributed at the public ex
pense. without cost to either voter or candidate.
Also the right of nomination by petition of any
candidate, when asked fotf* iu writing by sucn
percentage or number of legal voters as may
hereafter be fixed by law. For the accomplish
ment of all which I shall cheerfully
give my voice and influence, and wheu
elected to the Senate, my vote, as in
honor and duty bound, for the best interests of
the people and in keeping with the platform and
principles of my party, and the result, 1 trust,
will be the passage of a law, acceptable to all
the people, irrespective of party and purely
American in spirit, aim and object. Thanking
you and your committee for your kindness iu
waiting upou me and offering me the opportun
ity of clearly stating my views on this vital sub
Îect, believe me to be, with great respect, your
tumble servant, E. F. McDonald.
Hobokkk, Ν. J., Oct. 25, 1880.
J. T. Altemus, Esq.:—
Dear Sir-Yours of the 22d inst. received and
in response thereto would stale that I am un
qualifiedly in favor of ballot reform. If elected
to the Senate I shail do all in my power to secure
the passage of an act embracing the following
essential features: —Absolute secresy of voting,
official ballots to be printed and distributed at
the public expense, and the right of nomination
by petition. In connection herewith 1 also beg
leave to call your attention to that point of the
platform of the convention which nominated me
referring to ballot reform, and with which I am
in hearty accord, namely, that favoring the Aus
tralian or some other equally effective system of
ballot reform. Respectfully yours,
William S. Stuhr.
After furnishing these letters, Mr. Gru
ber, from his minutes, read this:—
The following candidates for the Assembly
have pledged themselves to vote, if elected, for
a genuine ballot reform bill embracing the es
sential features of absolute secrecy of voting,
official ballots printed and distributed at public
expense, and the right of nomination by peti
1 Michael Mullone. George Blakey.
2 Henry Byrnes.
3 James Murphy. W. F. M'dlige.
4 Wm.C. Heppenheimer. Caivin Peck.
5 John W. Aymar. J. Herbert Potts
6 James S. Erwin.
7 John F. Kelly.
8 » John Kerr.
9 Herman C. Kudlich
1 0 Thomas B. Usher. Kudoiph Freeh.
John De Witt Warner and Herbert
Bo^gs made addresses and then Edward
F. McDonald was introduced. His speech
was really the feature of the evening,
although it was brief. He argued strongly
for a calm and rational view of the sub
ject. Consideriug the vast importance of
an honest ballot he would not have an
imperfectly considered measure hastily
adopted. He would have the reform
move with deliberation but surely. His
language showed how «acred the right of
suffrage is in his eyes. He would have
an absolutely secret ballot, and one that
^«iiould defeat the infamous schemes of
fltne "blocks of five" buyers. But he
«Stinseled moderation and a careful pace,
άρ/the end that only good results should
r Mr. McDonald's caution did not sui
1 Co.. ^
Richard C. Allen, the next speaker. He
did not believe it was possible to go fast
enough. He was for hurrying some
measure through.
l-ouis F. Post followed Mr. Allen in
much the same lines. He described the
Kane bill very carefully, and ridiculed the
idea that it was unconstitutional.
William S. Stuhr, the Fusion candidate
for Senator, was suffering from a cold,
and after saying he had not expected to
be present, and pledging himself to a
ballot reform measure, he asked to be
excused from talking further, ι
Michael Mullone said he and the First
district favored the reform and that any
thing he could do to aid it would be done.
J. R. Abarbanell, president of the
I Ballot Reform Club, made a few re
; marks and urged all to suppon the meas
ure that was advocated; and John D.
Jakeway, ^representing the trades
unions, said the same.
Horace C. Deming. of New York, made
an eloquent address to conclude the jjro
gramme. and claimed that the so-celled
Connecticut Reform bill has not be% a
success. It does not give the peopie ν 'Vat
they want. He cautioned all not to be
lieve that because all candidates prom
ised reform, they would get it but told
them to have a bill prepared covering the
necessities, and see that it was introduced
in the Legislature the first day it opened
and to watch that bill until H was signed
by the Governor.
They Make Cooper»· Hall Shake With
Λ large and enthusiastic meeting of
First District Democrats was held in
Coopers' Hall last evening, which was ad
dressed by E. F. McDonald, candidate for
State Senator; Senator William D. Ed
wards, Michanl Mullone, candidate for
the Assembly; Joseph Smith, of The Jer
sey City News, and Joseph P. A. Mc
Cormack, of North Hudson. P. H.
O'Neill was made chairman, and Mr.
Smith, secretary.
Mr. McDonald, in opening his epeech,
remarked that the energy and zeal of
every true Democrat should be appealed
to at preseut in the interests of the Demo
cratic party.
"We stand by the Democracy of the
State," said he, "with noble, lion-hearted
Leon Abbett, the people's friend, as the
standard bearer.
"Governor Abbett's record is the plat
form of his party, and the platform is
not constructed of mere idle platitudes.
Jersey City has received nearly $5,000,000
from railroad corporations through hie
efforts. Let it not be said we are an un
grateful people."
Mr. McDonald's reference to the duty
he owed his party in turning his back on
his friend, James Roche, to give his un
divided support to Bruggemann for
Director-at-Large, was the occasion of a
wild outburst of applause.
Senator William D.Edwards followed
Mr. McDonald. He asserted that it was
the question of puolic education that put
Daniel S. Haines in the Gubernatorial
chair. With Joel Parker it was the great
war question, and Mr. Abbett's record in
the matter of equal taxation will add him
to the list· of twice elected Governors.
I |Senator Edwards explained the differ
ence between railroad corporations as
creatures dependent upon the Legislature
for encouragement and creatures more
powerful than the creator of the Legis
lature itself—the people. In reference to
his tight in behalf of the people he said
Mr. Abbett had wiped out the State tax
forever. If Leon Abbett never performed
another act for the people of New Jersey,
that one act alone should entitle him to
their eternal gratitude.
xuaocuaiui miuiwuusxj tiiiuueu to trie
morgne nomination. "Heform," said be,
"like charity, should begin at home. Let
those self-styled reformers first reform
themselves instead of attempting to re
form the fjreat Democratic party that
flourished long before they were born,
and will continue to flourish long after
they are dead, burled and forgotten."
Candidates Mullone and Gorman made
short but interesting speeches. Mr. Mul
lone was suffering with a severe cold, and
was too hoarse to speak without great
"Joe" Smith made a splendid effort,
and, though next to the last speaker, he
riveted the attention of the large audi
ence. Dealing with the attempts of the
Republicans to delude young voters by
reviving war issues and making a de
ceptive appeal to patriotism, he said:—
"There is a present call of duty, sacred as
that .vhlch was so nobly answered twenty
five years ago.
It impels the young man, when he
stands before the ballot box for the first
time, to consider above all things else the
interests of good government. The issue
of most vital importance in the State of
New Jersey today is that of equal taxa
tion, and Leon Abbett, by reason of the
record he has made, is entitled to the sup
port of the patriotic young men of tllo
".ioe" was followed by Mr. Joseph P.
A. McCormack, who made an eloquent
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Queer Names tho Republicans Have
•Sworn on the First District Registry.
The desperate schemes to which the
Republicans are resorting to carry cer
tain districts of this city next Tuesday
aro calculated to get some of them iuto
trouble. General Kamsey and John J.
Irwin yesterday made α round of the
various polling precincts of the
First district and swore in 150
new names, twenty-three of these, upon
a careful revision, have been ascertained
to be irregular. The names of non-resi
dents, and in one instance the name of a
dead man apptars in the list to which
these self-appointed twin registry inspec
tors made affidavit as containing the
names only of regular voters.
Under a law recently passed by the
Legislature it is permissible on the part
of residents of α district to swear in the
names of those who by neglect or in
ability have failed to register, but who
are known to be regular voters. A care
ful revision of the registry lists in the
district will be made by Democrats, with
a view to defeatiug this and kindred
schemes of colonization.
The Osceola Athletes.
The annual reception of the Osceola
Athletic Association, of Union Hill, at
Froemchen's Hall last Saturday evening
was a brilliant success. More than one
hundred couples occupied the floor, and
many toilettes of the ladies were note
worthy for their elegance. The guests
were welcomed by President A. Gunther,
and the Recejption Committee, Messrs. C.
Asbach, J. P. Keyes, A. Brems and J.
Hirschtleld. The decorations were pro
fuse and handsome and the recentlon was
in all its details an affair retlectiug credit
on the association. Floor manager, Theo
dore Siefor and Miss Charlotte Gau led
the opening march, which was partici
pated in by William Appel and Miss
Smith, Charles Asbach and Miss A. Mur
phy, O. Kaeter and Miss Ohmey, Miss A.
Haydock, J. Hirschfield, Henry Gau, M.
Ludlow and their ladies, H. Kohlmeyer
and sister, Robert Gau and Miss Tillie
Auld, George W. von Art, E. Vinsall and
Miss Dodds, John Keyser and Miss H.
Winthen, \V llliam Necker, F. Appell and
ladies, M. March, Fred. Hexton, William
Jenkins and others, including representa
tives of several social organizations.
Broke Ills Play Fellow's Arm.
Philip Kerr, aged fifteen years, of No. 18 Col
den street, was before Justice Stiising this morn
ing for assault and battery. Policeman McBride
said that Kerr broke the arm of little Harry
Mackin. Kerr explained that he and Mackin
were playing when the latter tripped over the
former and tell. Justice titiiswg discharged
Police Board Practically
Imposes a Fine of $20
Per Day.
Urged by the persistency of THE JER3BT
City News the Board of Police Commis
sioners has finally taken the notorious
scups in hand and has practically abol
ished them.
Just before the Board adjourned yes
terday Commissioner Kelly called the
attention of the Commissioners to the
articles which have appeared In TBS JER
SEY City News in reference to the scups.
He said that he had found the scups to
be all that The Jersey City News said
that they were, and that the neighbors
residing in that vicinity had complained {
of the nuisance they made.
President Feeney asked Chief Murphy
if he had done anything in the matter.
The Chief replied that he always attended
to anything concerning his department
which appeared in the public press.
When he saw the articles concerning the
soups in The Jersey City News he sent
a policeman to the scene every night.
Young people of both sexes who ought
to be at home congregate there nightly
and conduct themselves in a manner
which is of no benefit to the community
at large.
As they were on private property he
uiuugui, mere ue huuie uiaicuity 111
dealing with them and in order
that no complications might arise
over an attempt at surpression ,he thought
the best way to drive them off would be I
to impose UDon them a license which
would be Darticularly prohibitory. He
therefore moved that the proprietor of the
scups be charged a license fee of $10 for
each day.
Although it is true that young girls
frequent the place, the policemen have
seen nothing yet which would warrant
them in interfering. There is no doubt,
lie added, that the scups are demoral
izing. γ
"Then what The Jersey City News .
says is not true, is it?" asked President»·'''
Feeney. \
Before the Chief could reply Commis- i
sioner Kelly said that no doubt the people
at the scups recognized the policeman
and always behaved themselves when he
was around, for the neighbors complained
bitterly against the scuds and said that
they were an evil institution.
President Feeney suggested that the
license fee for the scups be placed at $20
for every day and night that they are in
operation. This motion prevailed.
lighting the city.
During the meeting the Board listened
to the reading of the bids for lighting the
citv during the next year.
The Jersey City Electric Light Company
offered to furnish eighty-three electric
lights at thirty-three cents per lamp per
The New York and New Jersey Globe
Gaslight Company will light, clean, keep
in order and furnishing illuminating ma
terial for from 1,000 to 1,500 street lamps
for 11.68 per lamp per month. The United
Gas Improvement Company offered to
light 925 street lamps in old Jersey City
at «18 per lamp per year, 125 gas lamps in
Greenville for ¥19.50 per lamp, and 1,400
lamps in old Hudson City and Bergen at
It also wants «600 a year, to be paid in
monthly installments, for "unusual
breakage." The bids were referred.
Police Justice Stilsing petitioned the
Board to find some other place for the
Police Court than the stuffy room
selected in the new house on Sussex
street. t
R. J. Carter, janitor of the Fuller Build
ing was given special police power.
The Scottish American Club were given
permission to have a boxing match under
the supervision of the Chief of Police,
and the pay rolls were passed.
Mr. Benson called attention to the
practice of the railroad companies of
bringing to the Jersey City Hospital
people whom they have injured all along
their road, and the Warden was directed
to exercise discretion in the matter.
AO A «Jiou ur nijAijin.
Police Commissioners Consider the Con
dition of tlie Streets.
Previous to their meeting yesterday
afternoon the Police Commissioners met
as a Board of Health.
Health Inspector Benjamin reported
that during the past month there had
been two cases of scarlet fever, two oi
membraneous croup and three of diph
Mr. Ryan wanted permission for Wii- t
liani H. Neiil to cart refuse from the
Sixth street slaughter house to the
Pavonia ferry. Referred.
Mr. H. C. Garwood presented a petition
from a number of property owners and
residents in the lower part of the city,
between Warren, Green. Grand and
Essex streets, complaining of the condi
tion of the streets, which, the petition
says, lias done more to depreciate
value of real estate in that portion oi -
city than any other cause. 1'he Boat igfi
called upon to take some measures to yjiI
away with the evil. jH
President Feeney asked Mr. Garwoou Β
if he did not think the streets had im- wM
proved during the past year. Mr. Gar-'·
wood replied that he had read and heard V
of improvements, but had seen none.
Chief Murphy, in reply to a question,
said that much of the blame in this mat
ter is due to the manner in which the
garbage is collected. A day is fixed for
removing the refuse, but no hour is des
Consequently the barrels and boxes in
some instances remain on the street all
day, and their contents through various
causes is scattered about the streets.
In regard to tne streets being littered
with paper the Chief said that the great
cause of that is the large number of hand
bills which people throw away.
President Feeney said that an ordi
nance was about to be introduced to
abolish that practice.
Mr, Garwood's petition was referred to
the Chief with power.
The Sophs Win,
The "Sophs" and Freshmen of Stevens
Institute played a match %&me of football
on Tuesday at the St. George Cricket
Grounds, Hoboken. The "Sppha" won
by a score of 18 to 0.
From the Clerk of the Weather.
Washington, D. C., Nov. 1, 1899.—The storm
central over Lake Erie oil Thursday has dis
appeared, and .hat central in Texas has moved
to Missouri, attended by heavy rains in Iowa,
Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas, and a heavy
snow tall in Nebraska and Kansas.
For Eastern New York and New Jersey:—Fair,
no change in temperature; variable winds. For
Western New York:—Rain; no decided change
in temperature; easterly winds.
The Weather at Hartnett'i·
October 81. Deg. ! November 1. Deg.
At 8 P. M 64 At β Α. M 50
At 6 P. M 53 ι At 9 Α. M 57
At 9 P. M 53 I At Noon 60
At Midnight 50 ;
KEARINS—On Thursday, October 31, 1389, John
Kearins, beloved husband of Catharine Kearlna
aged twenty-nine years, native of Kings county.,
parish of Uellert. Ireland.
"Relatives and friends of the family ate respe·
fully requested to attend hie funeral ou Sund//l
November a. at two o'docs p. m., from his late »'
dence, No. 4a3 Montgomery street.
i ft'*»· uthar Uf.ath jS'utiam Second fuùgautly

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