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VOL I. NO. 211.
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Tlie Police Leave the Rook
ery on City Hall Place.
How the New Rooms Are Appor
tioned—Buildings Where Head
quarters Have Been Before.
The police departmen has crossed the
Rubicon uud taken the first step toward
the handsome new building which they
confidently expect will some day replace
the old rookery at Gregory and Van Vorst
streeEE. Yesterdayafternoon Headquarters
and the Frit Precinct moved to the build
ing No. 146 Sussex street, which the Com
missioners have leased for six montns.
There were some persons of pessimistic
temperament who with sinister smiles
declared that when the lease expired all
the building the department would have
to move into would be that same old
Gregory street rookery.
This did not deter Chief Murphy from
moving, however, aud at two o'clock the
great event in the history of Jersey City's
police department took place.
Detective Bob Pearson was in the van
witli two bare flag poles typical of the de
partment's barrenness of established head
quarters. Then came Chief Murphy,
more dignified than ever, carrying his
new Posey coat on his arm. Col. Robin
I son and inspector I.ange were not far
Γ behind, each laden with some relic of the
I « building they ail thought they were leav
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• Detectives John Clos and Billy Dalton
were part of the procession and then
came Captain Farrier of the First pre
cinct and his men with arms lull of cloth
ng. "Dot," the captain's thoroughbred
ilack and tan, went around in style.
The new combination Headquarters
β and First precinct is on the north side of
Sussex street, about half way between
Van Vorst anrl Warren streets.
It is a three story brick building, and,
eiuce teased by the department, has been
treater to a new pair of wooden steps.
Captain Farrier lias the front room on the
lirai floor, and the office of the station
house is crowded into the rear room. On
the next floor Chief Murphy has his office
in the front and the Inspector occupies
the back room, while the tire alarm gong
is the most conspicuous object in the
small hall between.
The front room on the top floor Is occu
pied by the Health Inspector. The Build
ing Inspector is located in the back room
and the reporters are made comfortable
in the other room on this floor to the left
of the Building Inspector. There is ai si)
a bath room on the floor.
The police are directed to take their
prisoners direct to the cells in the Grove
street police station and bring a copy of
the record down to the new station. Pris
oners who are able to furnish bail will be
taken before Justice Weed, and in some
case» they will be brought to headquar
ters. Justice Stllsing will hold court for
the present in the old court room.
. »· .The iieadauarters which looked so black
nnil srloomy to passersby lust nigtit, nrst.
came into tlie use of the city as city mar
shal's apartments. That was when the
city paid its city marshal in house rent
ana tees, and Sam Ellis and his family
occupied the structure.
Nathan K. Fowler, while at the head
of the department many years ago con
tented himself with the little room in the
Gregory street police stat ion, which Cap
tain Farrier has made so gay with prints
and cuts and trophies of war. Durinz
Chief Champney's time the headquarters
was changed to the rooms in the City
Hall, which are now occupied by Mayor
Cleveland and his assistants. Ben Mur
phy was then a sergeant of police; but he
grew to be an inspector before he left
there. Generally "Al" Howard, who is
now driving a butcher cart at the abat
toir was in charge of the place, relieved
occnsionally, however, by John Clos.
"The boys" used to have more fun to
the square inch then tbau they have had
to the square mile since; and ·ΆΙ" How
ard was more likely to be the victim of
their pranks than any one else.
His great point, was that he slept about
I all the time he was on duty. You couldn't
/ say of him as you can of most men—that
they are quiet only when they are asleep;
for it was then he was noisiest. île
snored with the clamor of a Comanche
war whoop.
A colored tramp dropped into the place
one winter night for lodgings. Howard,
with his feet on one chair and his head
thrown back on another, was deep in
slumber in the back room. "Bob" Beggs,
!·><. nn old time Sun reporter—dead now, Door
fellow!—sat at the railing in the ante
room, and it was to him that the colored
"gemman" made his applicatiou.
"Why, certainly," said Beggs; "right
Into the back room, sir."
And so the colored tramp passed
through the rail into the rear room, gor
geous with tapestry carpet and furniture
of velvet upholstery. He drew two cush
ioned chairs together and pulling off his
shoes had disposed himself for a night's
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outside aroused Howard.
He turned in nstonishment upon the
colored partner of his luxury.
"You black rascal," he yelled, '"what
are you doing in here?"
"Dat 'm none o' you business," an
swered the darkey.
Howard sprang from his chair.
"D you," hp shouted, "get out of
"Get out 'n 'ere yo'self," shouted the
unperturbed colored man. "Yo'ni v.ite
trash wat's too good to sleep wiv a cullud
geminan! Ef 1 is brack I'se good a right
to be a tramp as yo' has."
Howard did not convince the colored
man that ho was not a tramp like him
self till he had thrown him into the mid
dle of the street.
But those merry old times are over.
They went when "Mike" Nathan
became a real chief, and Headquarters
went to the gloomy building that has
just been abandoned for something bet
Stoker Kutey Auaigng—One or Two
Ail of the members of the Fire Board
were present at the meeting held last
night, and α small lobby listened to the
Among tho communications received
was one from Michael E. Kaley, stoker of
Engine No. 2, which enclosed his resigna
tion. It anticipated charges of drunken
ness. It was accepted.
Another letter of interest was from
Chief Farrier. He asked the Board to
Increase his salary to 42,500 as the charter
permits. This was referred to the Board
of Finance for consideration.
After passing the usual claims the
Board became a Trial Committee, and
John Michaels, engineer of No. 2, was the
first victim. He pleaded guilty to going
to a false alarm on October SI, and the
Commissioners reserved decision.
Thomas Lcnahau « "Buffalo," of No. 3.
was placed on trial fordisorderly conduct.
He was charged with having at a fire Oc
tober 81 taken the hose from the Foreman
al Rutting No. a and.made a disturbance.
Lenahan denied the accusation, bnt the
evidence against tiim appeared con
It also involved Foreman Joseph Duke
in the row, and the Chief was directed
to prefer charges against hira. The fur
ther investigation of the matter was laid
over for the next meeting.
Commissioner Conway was very indig
nant that discipline should be violated in
this ma:iner and sternly declared "that
no fighting at lires wili be permitted."
George Bruckner was elected foreman
of engine No. », in the place of John C.
Archibald, and Jumcs Gately, stoker of
engine No. 2, and the Board adjourned.
A German Runs Away With a Hun
garian's Wife and Money.
Feronez Marezi is a short, dark com
plexioned Hungarian, aged about thirty
one years, a laborer, employed at Con
stable Hook, who has lived with his wife
and two children for some time at No.
174 "West Twenty-fourth street. The chil
dren are aged respectively four and one
years. Shortly after the birth of the
'atter Marezi took into his house as a
boarder a German named FritS Ludwick,
with whom he had been acquainted for
some time.
Ludwick soon became quite popular in
the Marezi household, the wife especially
Seeming to take quite a fancy to him, not,
however, sufficiently marked to arouse
the husbaud's suspicions.
Marezi had saved about $105 from his
hard earnings and was hoarding it care
fully. One day in the latter part of Sep
tember he returned to his home after α
hard day's work to find his wife and chil
dren missing: not only so, but Ludwick,
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Every evidence pointed to the fact that
all the belongings of Mnrezi had disap
peared with his boarder, and the man at
once commenced a search, which he has
prosecuted tirelessly and rigorously up to
the jireseut time. Now he has invoked
the aid of the police, and, with their as
sistance, hopes to And the missing. lie
cares for nothing, he says, but his chil
dren and the $105; the woman and Hud
wick can go where they please, so far as
he is concerned.
Mrs. Marezi is described as short and
dark complexioned, while Ludwick is
said to be quite tall.
New Jersey Athlctlc's New Officers.
The annual election of officers of the
New Jersey Athletic Club at Bayonne
took place last night, nearly one hundred
members being present. The following
were chosen:—President, Albert C.
Stevens; vice president, A. W. Booth;
secretary, James D. Boyd; trustees (for
three years); A. M. Sweet and Ε. B. Ely.
Immediately after adjournment the trus
tees held a meeting, when C. C. Marshall
submitted his resignation as trustee. He
had one year to serve. His resignation
was accepted. Mayor John Newman was
unanimously chosen to 1111 the vacancy.
This gentleman, who lias tilled the
presidency of the club for two years past,
would undoubtedly have been re-elected
but for the fact that he positively refused
to permit his name to be used.
Mr. Stevens' choice gives general satis
faction, and he will, no doubt, till the
nosition ably and efficiently.
The club ordered two gold record
medals to be procured, one for J. S.
Mitchell, for breaking his own record for
the 16-lb. hammer throw, and another for
Willie S. Day, for breaking the ten mile
running record.
Major J. M. Taylor and E. L. Yreden
burgh have been added to the gun club
committee οί this club.
Bavonne Brevities.
as me itur iau lue ueucut υι οι. y ο
R. C. Church progresses the attendance
increases nightly.
The Pamrapo Athletic Club held one of
their receptions in their hall last night,
the attendance being quite large.
Mr. Paul Salter, who has been for some
time the guest of his father. Mr. David
C. Salter, left a few days ago for his home
in Kirk wood. 111.
Mr. Charles Werkleiser, who has been
visiting Mr. R. G. Yinells, Avenue D, has
returned to his home in Kaston, Pa.
"To the Next Speaker.'*
The Fourth District Democratic Associ
ation celebrated the victory in an informal
manner at the headquarters on Palisade
avenue last evenine·, and the members
"whooped it up" for Leon Abbett, and
especially for the "Next Speaker of the
Assembly." Colouel William C. Ht*ppen
heimer. Speeches were made by Robert
J. McMillan, A. G. Smith and other, and
the association decided to further cele
brate the event by a parade, meeting and
jollification next Saturday evening.
Died on the Way to tlte Hospital.
Victoria Crane, a middle-aged woman
residing at No. 741 Ocean avenue, has
been sick for some time, and last evening
it was decided to send her to the hospital.
A City Hospital ambulance was sum
moned. Mrs. Crane was in an exhausted
condition when transferred to the ambu
lance and died before reaching the hos
pital. Her body was taken to the
lliey Kiclied in Secret.
; One hundred and Ave property owners
residing along the route of the proposed
North Hudson Elevated Railway met at
Fahr's Hall, ou Beacon avenue last night
to take preliminary steps toward making a
legal light against the erection of the
road along the proposed route. Counsel
lor M. T. Newbold was present and gave
advice. The proceedings would not be
divulged to outsiders.
A Modern Tyrant.
Penelope—All right, Jack, you may put
that ring on my linger and we'll call it en
gaged, but it must be definitely under
stood that you are to have but one kiss a
day and oue dance at each hop, for you
dance horribly, and I don't like to kiss a
man without a mustache. X am to go
boating, riding or walking with any fel
low I please, dance as much us I please
and flirt with whom X please. You are to
give up smoking, card-playing and wine,
and finally, you are not to tag around
after me all the time, for I'm not going to
have my enjoyment spoiled just because
I'm engaged.
Jack (her humble slave)—Well, but,
Penelope, tell me what I can do ?
Penelope—You can read Tennyson and
think of me.—Life.
Ind! Sliautvl· us Dresses.
A new use to which Parisian modistes
put the Indian shawls is in the costumes,
where, as a tablier or petticoat, it lends
its eastern richness to carrying out a
scheme of lmrmouy when combined with
some beautiful but neutral color. If a
wrap of the rich Indian fabric can be
afforded to accompany this costume, its
beauty of effect would be complete.—
Court Journal.
A New Fa»t Kxprem.
The Pennsylvania Railroad will, on
Sunday next, place a new fast train on
its Western route. It will leave New
York at. 2 p. m. and will be known as the
St. Louis Express.
A distinctive feature of this express
will be that it is the only train leaving
New York which does not carry passen
gers for Philadelphia.
For a disordered liver try Bkkmuh's Pii.i a
Scenes at the Great liuzars—Pretty and
Cselnl Objects for Sale—Interesting
Contesta—Names of the Workers Who
Have Done So Well.
Of course Bergen Hall was crowded last
night. That was a foregone conclusion,
because St. Patrick's Church fair was
opened there. All the young people in
the parish and most of the grown folks
came to see the pretty display, as well as
to see each other.
The hall was neatly decorated. A pro
fusion of national emblems inspired the
visitors with patriotic emotions and
donbtless had much to do with their
The hall, through the efforts of the
manager of the building, had taken on a
most pleasant aspect. The Rev. Father
Sheehan, Father Heunessy's assistant, is
in charge of the fair. He was present
last evening all smiles and graciousness,
and directed the general working of the
entertainment with the aptitude of an old
On the left of the entrance is St. Pat
rick's table. A large laughing group of
young misses is in cnarge here. and un
less the visitor is impervious to sueh
charms he will be likely to buy some
thing before he gets away.
Mrs. Kate Pierce is in charge of this
table and is assisted by the Misses Mary
Lane, Maggie and Katie Lennon, Katie
Haggerty and the Misses Crowley, (iaff
uey and Lourauge. Among the attrac
tions—beside the young ladies—is a hand
some photograph of the pastor, Father
TTonnouanv witn rolitr^mia nil iifiintinfa
a handsome china set. the donation of
Policeman Judge; three silver articles,
useful and ornamental, including a cake
und fruit basket and a card receiver; a
pretty plush rocker from Thompson, and
a silk chair tidy from Mrs. Lourange.
Clerihew, the clothier, sent a suit of
clothes; Mrs. Lennon, a pallor table; Mrs.
Grimes, of Lafayette, s set of fancy tidies,
Mrs. Gerritty a fancy quilt; Mrs. Murphy,
of Lafayette, a handsome rug; Miss
Mamie Lane a lamp.
There is a wheel of fortune at this table
also, fuil of pretty toys and articles of
usefulness. An annex to this table con
tains a beautiful parlor set, tlie gift of a
modest furniture dealer.
At the Sodality table another winsome
assemblage is in charge, including the
Misses Mary Kiernan, Annie O'Mara,
Maggie Tealing. Mary Manning, Katie
O'Brien and Miss Duval, Mrs. K. J.
Lyons and Mrs. D. O'Brien.
The articles here are a photograph of
the Rev. Father Sheehan. landscape oil
paintings, steel engravings, solid silver
dishes, articles of bric-arbrac, hanlsome
and ornamental vases, a library of one
hundred volumes, a suit of clothes, a
plush table, bottles of perfumery, lamps,
a tea set and a bedroom suit from P. H.
Hanley. There are also articles of house
hold usefulness and a large quantity of
tea, the donation of the Atlantic and
Pacific Tea Company. A beautiful wine
set. a crochet spread and two tons of coal,
from Loesch, are special donations.
In a quiet nook on the right of the hall
a large table groans with its load of deli
cacies. This is the "fruit department"
and is in charge of Mrs. W. "Wegrnan,
who gave the fruit, and the Misses Mary
Murray, Mary Dalton and Annie Judge.
The "pound" is a special feature of the
fair. For a small sum, a nickel or so, you
dive into a big bag with a capacious
mouth and pull up a pound of something.
If you are fortunate you may get a pound
of tea or candies. If the fates are against
you, you may get a pound of sand. This
is kept by some who intend building.
Tne mermaids in charge of the "fishing
pond" are the Misses O'Brien and Gordon.
The contest for a gold watch, between
the different county societies, will be sure
to attract universal attention. The con
testants are the Hibernians, Alliance,
Forresters, Sons of St. Patrick and all
other organizations of a benevolent
There is also an interostins contest be
tween the children of the parish who have
organized what is called a "Nickle Bri
gade." Thev gather five cent pieces, and
die most successful one win receive a
handsome gold watch. The second will
receive a silver watch. Father Slieehun
is receiving chances for a gold watch, and
Is proving quite successful at it.
There is a shooting gallery for prizes,
managed by Robert Crocker, and a "Ke
beca's well," in charge of Miss Brannigan.
The articles will be ruffled for every
night. The fair will continue for three
weeks, and if last night's success is pro
phetic the affair will be phenomenally
successful. ____
rhe Young Lndlei* of the Church Have
I>one Wonderful Work.
The zealous young ladies of St. Michael's
Roman Catholic Church have for months
been making preparations for a fair in the
interests of the building fund of the
priest's home now in course of construc
tion. They opened their fair on Monday
liight. When the doors of St. Michael's
Institute, at the corner of Tenth and Erie
streets, were thrown open to the public
the visitors were treated to a delightful
The hall had been transformed into a
beautiful bazaar. Large and elegant
booths had been erected on each side and
it the far end, artistically draped with
tlags and bunting by deft and skillful
fingers. These are stocked with a collec
tion of fancy articles and bric-a-brac that
Eairly dazzles the eyes of the ordinary
Many of the articles on exhibition are
the handiwork of Jersey City women. A
number of iiue hand crayon portraits of
Father de Concilio and Father Boylau, by
M:ss Ella Harper, of No. 332 Ninth street,
attract considerable attention among the
Innjil H.rfiMtH* And a mil h blue satin scarf.
band painted by Miss Nellie O'Neill, ex
cites comment. A large white wax
cross, wreathed with white flowers and
sneased in glass, by Miss Emma Harper,
is one ol the iinest pieces of work exhib
ited. It is the ceutral ornament of the
refreshment table, which is presided over
by the Misses Ella and Emma Harper, the
Misses Annie and Mary Connery, Miss
Debbie ClarK and Miss Maggie Holmes.
Near the refreshment table is Rebecca's
well, where lemonade is dispensed by
Miss Katie Connery, a pretty brunette in
oriental costume of red and black.
The large fancy booth on the left is
looked after by Airs. Shines and her two
pretty daughters, Annie and Katie; Mrs.
Heavy, assisted by Misses Murphy and
Shaw, display a flue collection of dolls
and silverware, and the Children of Mary
—Misses Katie Sullivan, Nora Keiliv,
Katie lSuckley and Jessie Murphy, ex
hibit many pretty things, from a silver
cake basket to model Heater of nickel
ulate and izing glass.
Mrs. Mulllns presides over a booth
where silverware and plush and silk fur
uitnre is exhibited, and carries on a pleas
ant rivalry with Mrs. Neill Campbell and
Mrs. Mack, whoso display of plate china
and porcelain is one of the most attractive
features of the fair.
The Angel's Sodality booth is in charge
of Mrs. Michael lvaue and Miss Minnie
Kane. The booth is one of the prettist in
the hall, with large dolls representing
George and Martha WaMmugtou as the
chief attraction to the little folks. Au
embossed velvet suite of furniture is also
ou exhibition.
Mrs. J. C. Carr and Miss Lizzie Neeuey
have charge of a booth with many pretty
articles to pieuse the eye, and a white oa
bedroom suite of furniture.
There are several lively contests going
on. A $ttOO gold watch and chain is to be
voted to the most popular police captain
in the city, Captain Christie Smith seems
to be a favorite, especially with the ladies.
A 1500 silk American flag is contested
for by the various Forestry Courts of the
city. Court Hamilton will put $50 into
the hands of the managers of this contest
tonight. An lvorv gavel and a deerskin
will constitute the second and third
Justice W. D. O'Donnell, Michael J.
Hughes, captain of the Erie Fire Depart
ment, and Alderman Patrick Connelly
are fighting for u gold-headed cane. Cap
tain Hughes seems to be the favorite.
The friends of President John Parnell
Feeney, of the Police Board, and Assem
blyman-elect Lawrence Fagan, of Hobo
ken, are hustlinc to capture a 8350 piano
from the factory of Morgan & Co., for
their respective favorites, and this con
test promises to be one of the most excit
ing during the fair, which will be open
every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday evenings till further notice.
Why Changé* Were Made by the New N.
Y.t 8. Λ W. Superintendent.
There is some dissatisfaction openly ex
pressed by ii number of employes of the
New York, Susquehanna and Western
Railroad at the action of General Superin
tendent C. D. McKelvey in putting them
into inferior positions in order to make
room lor his intimate friends.
In February last, Mr. McKelvey re
signed the Superintemlency of the New
York. Susquehanna & Western road to
accept the general management of this
section of the New Jersey Central llail
road, and took along with him some half
a dozen of the N. S. & lV's. most
trusted conductors and brakeinan.
The directors of the N. 1., a. and W.
subsequently offered Mr. McKelvey the
general superintendeucy of their road.
Mr. McKelvey accepted the offer and
brought back with him the men who had
followed him to the Central ltailroad.
These were all reinstated in their old
positions, and the men who had been
promoted to the positions previously
vacated by them were put back into the
old places they had previously held.
His Lady Parishioners Couimomorate
It With a Unique Onilt.
When Rev. G. W. Nicholson went to
prayer meeting in the lecture room of
the North Baptist Church last night he
was much surprised at the large number
of people who were present, and in a short
time the lecture room was filled with
many of his people. Just before the
services began, Dr. Parmley arrived, ana
although Mr. Nicholson felt very mnch
astonished at the new departure in the
meeting, he gave all a cordial welcome.
Dr. Parmley was invited to address the
meeting and spoke eloquent words of ad
vice to his listeners.
After the services were over the secret
came out—it was Mr. Nicholson's birth
day, and his people had arranged a little
surprise for him.
Immediately after the meeting was over
Miss Maggie Wood, president of the La
dies' Social Circle, stepped forward and
presented Mr. Nicholson with an im
mense box. This, of course, lie accepted
with much wonder and could scarcely
<open the box from surprise. When it
"wa3 opened it was found to contain a
most beautiful silk quilt
The silk of whicn the quilt was made
was presented by Mrs. William Hanks,
and the white satin lining was given to
the ladies by William Hanks, Jr. The
colors of the quilt are red, white and
blue, the ground being white, and the
stars formed of the red and blue.
The blocks were joined by stripes of
red silk, and the needlework is exceed
ingly beautiful. On large blocks of
white silk is painted a picture of the old
North Baptist Church, by Chauncey
Bunnell, and one of the present church is
iluely done by Mrs. Seymour, of West
Hamilton place.
The third white block contained Mr*.
Nicholson's name and the date. The
quilt is an autograph one, aud many
familiar names are written on the blocks.
On one particular block are the names of
many of the clergymeu of the city.
The quilt was designed by Mrs. Edward
R. Bath, aud the names were written on
it by Elliott Greene, Jr.
Mr. Nicholson was delighted with his
birthday gift, and expressed his thauks
in a few well chosen works.
The Indies who made the quilt are Miss
Maggie Wood, Mrs. S. D. Martin, Miss
Libbie Inwrlght. Mrs. D. W. Morrison,
Mrs. Anthony, Mrs. Randall, Mrs. Eimen
dorf, Mrs. Cochrane, Mrs. Brahn, Mrs.
Wright, Mrs. Mosher, Mrs. Elliott Greene,
Sr., Miss Kittie Terry, Mrs. Tice, Mrs.
ν au Winnie.
Death of Martin Kelly.
The sudden death of Martin Kelly, an
Independent candidate for Freeholder in
the Second District, shocked his friends.
It took place at 11 p. m. yesterday at his
home in Lafayette, and was caused by
Snueinonia. Jlr. Kelly was ill only two
ays and nis sickness was caused by a
coid, which he contracted during his can
vass for election. He was well know,
popular qnd a member of the Pavonia
Yacht Club, besides several benevolent
associations. Arrangements for the fune
ral have not yet been made and notice
will be given hereafter.
Her Little Game.
Mrs. Gall (in dry goods store)—I wish,
if you please, that you'd give me samples
of six or seven different patterns In surah
si'.ks, and a few samples of colored velvet;
a friend of mine would like them; and I'd
like a sample of this green India silk. I
want a dress of pome Kind and—a sample
of this figured silk, too, and one of this
pink satin. Thanks. I'll decide soon
about the drees.
Mrs. Gall (outside the store)—One, two,
three, five, eight, eleven, ftfteen—nine
teen perfectly lovely samples in all! Six
or seven more as large as these will make
a whole block for my new crazy quilt.
I'll go around to Ribbon & Linnen's and
get them before I go home.— Drake's
How a Thief Kacapeil.
Chief of Lynching Party—We will give
you just one minute to say your prayers.
Captured Horse Thief (appealingly)—
May I say them in my own way?
Horse Thief—Yon promise not to inter
pose any obstacle?
Chief—Wo promise.
Horse Thief (with dignity)—Then I must
have a prayer book. Will some gentle
man in the crowd please lend me one?—
Chicayo Tribune.
Force of llabit.
"John," said a lady to her very sick
husband, "the doctor is down stairs, and
wants to see you."
"Tell him I'm out and he'll have to
call again," said John, from sheer force
of habit."—Life.
The Humorous Prodigal.
"William, my son, how different you
appear! Time has cjianged you."
"Mother," returned the boy, "did you
ever have a bill that wasn't changed
sooner or later?"
"No, my son; not siuce you were born,
anyhow. ''—Buzar
i'S es it r τα η ta -v en vr cues.
There May be Trouble at tile Next Meet
ing of the Preabytery About Making
Dr. Imbrle Pastor Emeritus, but the
Conflollriation le Practically Accom
plished Now.
I called on Dr. McKelvie this morn
ing and asked him if any appeal would be
made from the decision of the Jersey
City Presbytery consenting to the con
solidation of the old Free Church with the
Bergen Presbyterian Church.
"No, not so far as myself or the Second
Presbyterian Church may be concerned,"
he answered.
He added that his church never ob
jected to the consolidation, but that he
did as a presbyter, wholly from principle.
His church did not need the oin one s con
gregation. He further told me that hia
objection was that it would take Î20.000
from lower Jersey City, where it was
needed, and place it on the Heights where
there is no need for it.
Mr. McKelyic declared that the state
ment ot Mr. Herr that the money placed
on the Hill would be used in good home
missionary work was ridiculous, for the
missionary work was needed in the lower
portion ot the city much more. The Con
solidated church will be known hereafter
as the First Presbyterian Church, which,
the clergyman said, is a misnomer ap
τωrAnt. tr» n!l
He tiki not believe that anyone would
make objection to the result of the meet
ing, and, if any trouble at all should
occur, it would be over the proposed
making of Dr. Imbrie Pastor Emeritus.
He did not thiuk that exception to this
would be taken, but, if so, it would oe
at the next meeting of the Presbytery,
The $20,000 realized from the sale of the
church will lie used in ornamenting and
enlarging the new First Presbyterian
The consolidation of the two churches
had been consented to by the Jersey City
Presbytery at a meeting held in the Sec
ond Presbyterian Church on Third street,
Tuesday evening. The Rev. Dr. McKel
vey made practically the ooiections that
are noted in the interview with him. His
point concerning the Rev. Mr. Imbrie
being made Pastor Emeritus is based on
the fact that Dr. Imbrie has not been
pastor of the church with which he is to
be connected; that he is merely a "stated
supply" or a Moderator of the Sessions,
and not technically in position to succeed
to the title.
The Rev. Dr. Mitchell; of the Scotch
Church, and the Rev. Mr. Hathaway, of
the Westminster Church, also spoke in
opposition. Counsellor Flavel Mctiee and
ex-Judge Randolph urged it, and the vote
of the Presbytery was unanimous for con
solidation except thatDrs. McKelvey and
Mitchell voted against it.
The Hudson County Liquor Dealers
Eiect Officers.
The Hudson County Liquor Dealers'
Association held their annual meeting at
Roche's Hali yesterday afternoon. There
was a full attendance, though there was
considerable delay in convening. Presi
dent John Edelstein presided.
The mioutee-ef the previous meeting
were read. Treasurer Henry Lembeck
read his report, and Secretary John Hart
gave a lengthy account of the fluancial
growth of the organization since 1881. He
showed that the association was in a
flourishing condition and better than
ever. A committee was appointed to re
vise the constitution and by-laws of the
These officers were elected for the en
suing year:—
Patrick McArdlo, president; Patrick
Govern, ex-Director at-Large, vice presi
dent; John Edelstein, treasurer, aud John
Hart, secretary.
The new trustees are John A. Engel,
Peter Scanlan and James E. Kelley. The
new auditing committee comprises City
Collector Patrick H. O'Neil, Thomas V.
Crotty and E. J. Farley.
The next meeting will be held on
Wednesday evening next.
Mrs. Gnttenbcrg Wants to Got Out.
This morning Lawyer A. J. Moore
made an application for a writ of habeas
corpus before Judge Lippineott on behalf
of Jennie Guttenberg, auntof Schleichlih,
the Hoookea suicide.
She claims that Coroner O'Hara threat
ened that she would be lined #250 if she
did not go to Hoboken. John A. Nugent
will take testimony on that point.
Λ txootl Waiter.
"George," remarked Mrs. Jackhigh to
her husband, "who is this Sam Taylor I
heard you ana Major Johnson talking
about? Is he a good waiter?"
"A good waiter, my dear? What do
you mean?"
"Why, I heard you tell the Major that
down at the club the other night Sam
Johnson came in with a tray full and
dropped his pile, and I thought that he
must have been very careless." And then
George gazed out of the window with a
taraway look in his eyes.—Life.
* Two Theories.
Fond Mother (in passe η tier cas with her
children)—It just scared me when I read—
Johnny! Stop pulling flowers oil the
lady's bonnet—when I read in the papers
Richard! You just keep your head in—
the paper tne other day—George! If yon
put your sticky hands on that
lady's dross again I'll thrash you—
the other day that woman went
crazy— Kichard! Don't you dare to slap
that little girl—when I read that a
woman went crazy just from the discom
forts of the—Johnny! Stop punching
that gentleman—of the journey in a rail
road train. 1 wonder if she had her chil
dren with her?
Lady (quietly)—Perhaps some other
woman had.
Congenial Company.
Hostess—Miss Porker, that is Sir Fred
erick Bluff, who has just come from his
ranch in Montana.
Miss Porker (of Chicago)—Good even
ing. And what is the price of beef on
the hoof just now, Sir Frederick?— Texas
A 15a«l llreiik.
He (singing softly)—Oh, wonld I were
a bird!
She (absent-miudedly)—Oh, would I
were a gun!—Bazar.
Do As I Sav, Not As I Do.
Young man (to waiter iu a New York
concert hall)—Isn't that Dr. Smith over at
that table, with α gluss and a cigar?
"Yes, sir."
"How many drinks nas he had ?
"I brought him six, sir."
"And cigars:'
"Five or six."
"What a fraud he Is ! The other day he
told me that one cigar and one toddy a
day was all that anybody ought to take
Bring mo another beer."—Texw SifZhHIi
Stranger—What, in connection with bi.
cycle riding, strikes you most forcibly?
Bicycld Rider—The road.
Latest Light on Kennlti In Doubtful
For Freeholder in the Seventh district
Ellis is probably elected. He has re
ceived 1,889 votes and Kelly 840, on the
face of the official returns in County
Clerk McLaughlin's office.
The Fourth precinct is yet to b« heard
from, bnt it is claimed by Ellis that there
were but 306 votes polled there, and if
this is true it would, providing Kelly got
every one of them, give Ellis a majority
of forty-three. The figures Mr. Ellis says
are correct.
The official returns from the Third dis
trict now on file at the County Clerk's
office—complete with the exception of the
Fourth precinct, which is missing—show
this result in the Freeholder contest
there:—Donnelly. 1,310; McGovern, 133;
Nichols, 874; McCaffrey, 50ô; and Griffin,
The official figures as to the Seventh
Assembly district, except tbe Fourth pre
cinct in this city, and the First and Sixth
of the B'ourth ward in Hoboken, are on
file with the County Cierk.
Kelly's total vote, these excepted, is
2,533; Gallagher's, 1,067. In the Fourth
ward, Kelly got 89 in the First district,
and 173 in the Sixth district, and Gal
lagher 116 in the two.
His Kicctlon Inspector Diiln't Inspect
and the Council Hear» of It.
The members o£ the Union Hill Board
of Council looked tired and careworn at
lhe meeting last evening. Mayor
Schlemm and Charley Ruh. who led the
"'Kickers" on Tuesday with dubious re
sults; Rudolph Freeh, who is bearing his
defeat for the Assembly philosophically,
and Councilmen Henry, Ross and Merritt
were on hand early.
The matter of rnott importance in the
routine business that was transacted was
the petition which a number of property
owners sabmiftted to the Board provid
ing for the grading of Palisade avenue,
through its entire length. This much
needed improvement will be commenced
in a few weeks.
Then other business of routine was
acted upon, and up rises the great kicker
leader with blood in his eye.
Ruh lives in the Third ward of the
town and believes he owns it.
He had one of his henchmen, named
Joelte. appointed the Inspector of elec
tion there to which the loyal Democrats
very naturally objected and substituted
Wooster on election morning, liuh
moved that the County Collector and
County Clerk be notified of this change
and argued his case in his usual fiery
Councilman Freeh opposed the motion
and said that the election was over and
no bickering could change the result.
The motion was lost, Councilmen Freeh,
Henry, Ross and Merritt voting in the
negative. Mayor Schlemm supported
He Says that Tariff Keforra Principles
"Win the "Western Victories.
"Washington, D. C., Nov. 7, 18S9.—Ex
President Clevelahd was interviewed last
night on the election results.
"It is evident,'' said Mr. Cleveland,
"that the leaven of tariff reform has at
last leavened the whole lump.
"The West, which hassuffered the most
from the unjust burden of tariff taxa
tion, has awakened. The State platforms
of both Iowa and Ohio were abreast of
the St. Louis platform on the subject of
taHff reform.
"The people have considered and passed
judgment. It was for the people to de
cide. They are now deciding. It is enough
for me to say that I am satisfied
at the indications and results of Tues
day s elections. The verdict in Virginia
indicates that the South is still faithful
to the Democracy of Jefferson and Jack
New Forestry Court In Hoboken.
A new Court of Foresters, with fifteen
members, has been organized in Hoboj
ken, to be known as Court America, with
its headquorters over Albert Schiller's
new saloon. No. 60 Hudson street. The
new court will be initiated tonight by the
members of Court Hoboken, assisted by
Grand officers.
With Emphasis On Good.
I |Tom—I'm going to give Phil a little sur
Jack—Gf what sort ?
Tom—I'm going to give him some
Jack—Good ones?
Tom—Uf course.
Jack—Then that will be a genuine sur
prise to Phil, I'm sure.—Bazar.
A Cool Reception.
"It's a pity," said liinks to Banks, "that
no one has ever fully penetrated the
Arctic regions. I am sure the Aurora
Bcrealis would receive explorers with
great courtesy."
"That's nonsense," said Banks. "The
idea of expecting the Aurora Borealis to
be polite."
•But it is Pole-light, just the same."—
Washington Capital.
Frederick Bluem hung up his new
overcoat election night in the back room
of his saloon, No. 47 Franklin street. A
little while later he discovered that some
one had exchanged the bran new coat for
au old aud shabby one.
The charter members of the new lodge,
Ancient Order of United Workmen, will
hold their last preliminary meeting this
evening at the Avenue House, Five Cor
ners, to make final iirrangements for the
institution of the lodge, 'l'hose desirous
of becoming charter members should
sign the list this evening.
The Order or King's Daughters of
Hudscta county will have a reunion this
evening at the Church of the Ascension,
corner of New York avenuo aud South
street. Mrs. M. Bottome, president, and
Mrs. Isabella Davis, corresponding secre
tary of the order, will deliver addresses,
aud the exercises will be unusually in
At the club room in Cooper's Hall the
George K. Darcy Association will hold a
business meeting Friday night and all
members are requested to bo present·.
The Obdam sailed for Rotterdam and
Amsterdam today. The Amsterdam will
be due from those ports tomorrow.
William Taite fell down aud cut his leg
slightly yesterday and was taken to the
City Hospital.
William Cuinico, the unfortunate Ital
ian laborer who was struck by an Erie
Railroad train at the east end of the
tunnel on Tuesday, died at the City Hos
pital. His body is now at the morgue.
On the complaint of Addie Quiun, of
Holden's Lane. Shiuney Park. Kate
Fallen, a neighbor, was bound over to
keep the peace today by Justice Aldridge.
She had threatened to beat Mrs. Quinn's
The first subscription concert of the
Schubert Glee Club will take place at the
Tabernacle on the 19th inst. No seats
will be sold at the door, and all the sub
scription tickets have been disposed of.
A'pound party will be given at the Sec
ond Presbyterian Church to-night and
everyone who can bring a pound is In
, vited.
Erie Hands Disturbed Over
Τ wo New Rules.
And a Second Rule Requiring
Them to Answer Examination
Questions in Writing.
I have been investigating a published
statement that trouble is threatened the
New YorK, Lake Erie and Western Rail
road company through the efforts ol the
company to compel its employes to sign a
contract to hold themselves responsible
for all damages to the company's property
while under their charge, the amount te
be deducted from the employe's salary,
and the company locating the responsi
While the heads of the various depart
ments deny that such a thing has been
attempted, beyond compelling the em
ployes to answer the regular examina
tion questions in writing instead of orally,
as heretofore, there is a distinct evidence
of dissatisfactioa among th e men of the
transportation department, and from
hints let drop by several, I am warranted
in asserting that trouble of some sort at
I asked several conductors this morn
ing what they proposed to do about it;
but, with that reticence characteristic of
railway employes in general they in
formed me that they knew nothing at
all about the matter.
The engineers, however, while main
taining a strict reticence when first ap
proached, were a trifle less pledged to
secresy. One big, brawny fellow, stand
ing among scores of puffing, blowing,
screeching iron horses in the yards, when
asked how the men received the new
rule, significantly reDlled that he had
heard but little said about it openly.
"It's a matter then discussed by the
Brotherhood and other organizations of
employes?" he was asked.
"Well, I can't say much about that. I
havn't attended the meetings lately."
•'Are the men generally opposed to the
"Yes. Naturally they don't want to
be^held responsible for damages that may
occur through an accident."
"Won't it have the effect of driving the
men quietly out of the company's em
"Well, by thunder, I don't know about
that," replied the brawny engineer with
an emphasis that fairly startled the re
porter. "The men are a unit," he con
tinued, "ou all questions of this nature,
whether they belong to the Brotherhood
or not."
Several other engineers talked with the
reporter in a manner that led him to be
lieve that the matter was being earnestly
discussed secretly by the Brotherhoocf;
but none of the committee to whom the
matter has probably been referred could
be seen.
A prominent official at the depot re
marked that he would not be surprised if
the enforcement of the new rule caused
On the other hand, Chief Clerk Wol
cott, of the Superintendent of the Eastern
Division's office, informed me that the
statement was a gross exaggeration»
"It is absurd on the face of it," he ex
claimed. "Men in the employ ot this
company, and all other companies, have
always been held responsible for damages
through carelessness to a certain extent.
As to holding them responsible for dam
ages occurring through accident, etc., you
wouldn't 'go 10 a lamb's house for wool,'
would you?"
"But what has caused the dissatisfac
tion among the men? Haven't they been
asked to sign such a contract?"
"Not that I know of," was the response.
"You will have to see Mr. Barrett, the
superintendent of transportation."
Superintendent Barrett, when pressed
for an answer as to the origin of the dis
CUUlCUl Η,ϊΐiuug bUC incu, oaiu. ~
"This is the lirst I have heard of such a
thing. There has been 110 new book of
rules issued. In accordance with resolu
tions adopted by the last General Time
Convention, composed of representative
railway men from all over the country,
which met last about six months ago in
New York, we imposed upon the men the
necessity of answering examination ques
tions in writing which heretofore have
been answered orally. This is done
merely to make the questions uniform
throughout the system. No one has yet
refused to obey these instructions, and I
don't anticipate that a single man will."
The Potato Crank Gets Mad.
The potato crank, William Lawler, of
Bergen avenue, recently purchased a
bushel of potatoes from Grocer Bareke, of
No. 99 Monticello avenue, which lie
claimed were detrimental to heaith if
This afternoon he complained to the
Board of Health, and during the hearing
became excited and called Dr. Leonard
Gordon a liar. He was summarily
bounced into the street.
Who Will Furnish School So. «9?
An adjourned meeting of the Board oi
Education was held last night to consider
the awarding of the contract for furnish
ing School Mo. 22 and passing claims.
The fortunate bidder was William Dunne,
of No. 89 Griffith street, and he was
awarded the contract. The claims passed
were the usual ones for supplies, etc.,
A Society Wedding·
Cards are out for the wedding of Dr.
Burdett Craig, of Fourth street, and Miss
Isabelle McKenzie, daughter ot George
K. McKenzie.
Unmistakable Qualities.
"I confess I am sometimes sorely per
plexed," said the father, with a heavy
sigh, "when I think of the future of my
boys. It is a great responsibility to have
the choosing of a calling in life for them."
Through the open window came the
voices of two of the lads at play. "Look
here!" loudly exclaimed Johnny, "that
isn't fair! You've divided them marbles
so as to get all the best ones in your owu
beg." Didn't I have the trouble of di
viding them?" reiterated Willie hotly.
"Think I'm going to spend my time at
such jobs for nothing?" "So far as Willie
is concerned," resumed the father, after
a panse, "the task of choosing a vocation
is not difficult. I shall make a lawyer oX
One More Hope.
He—You are the only daughter
He—I should think your father would
be willing to set the fellow who marries
you up in business?
She—Well, I don't know. Pa has made
that ofier six times now, and nothing ever
came of it any time; but. George, if yoa
want me it might do to see pa about, it.—
The Epoch.
The Weather at Hartnett's·
November C. Deg. November 7, Deg.
At 3 P. M 50 ; At β Α. M 40
At 6 P. M 48 ι At y A. M 46
At 9 P. M 40 I At Soon
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