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JERSEY CITY, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 8, 1889-SIX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CEN1S.
LAST EDITION.
The Centenary's New Organ
Proves an Admirable
Instrument.
ST. BONIFACE CHUBCH FAIR.
Reunion of King's Sons and Daugh
ters—The Y. M. C. A. Fair.
Through tire energy of the Rev. John
Krauz, the Centenary Methodist Episco
pal Church on Pavonia avenue has been
transformed into one of the prettiest
churches in the city. The bare walls are
now radiant with fresco decorations; the
seats have beeu varnished and polished
till they actually glisten; a new and ele
gant ingrain carpet of Brussels design
covers the entire floor, and a recess built
immediately back of the pulpit rostrum,
in which stands a new *25,000 Jardine
church organ, of Gothic design, whose
pipes are symphonies of gold, silver and
bronze, is partially curtained off with wine
colored plush hung on h brass rod span
ning the entire front of the recess.
On one side of the organ recess is the
pastor's study; on the other a reception
room. Extensive improvements have
been made in the basement. A new in
fant class room has bean built, connected
with the main room by sliding glass
doors. One would scarcely recognize the
old Centenary Church, so great 1ms been
the transformation. The cost of these
^.improvements approximates $4,500.
"xnere w»a uut α ceui» ui iuo ucnnm j ιυ
oegin with; but the energetic pastor,
ufter obtaining permission of the trus
tees to go ahead, accomplished his pur
nose, and the very lirst hunday after fin
ishing the work $4,700 was pledged by the
congregation and its friends.
XKW ORGAN.
The elegant new organ, the cost of
which is not included in the sum ex
pended in decorations, was tested last
night before α thorough auditorium. Mr.
Edward G. Jardine, one of the makers,
and his nephew, Mr. Edward D. Jardine,
the sixteen-year-old organist of St John
Baptist's Church, of New York city,
demonstrated in a varied and highly in
teresting programme the power and
sweetness of its tone.
Miss Kate Hilke, soprano; Mrs. Leonora
Chapmàn, contralto, and Mr. D. Herbert
Jelfèry, tenor, assisted the organist in
making good music. In addition to a
number of pretty solos and duets, these
clever singers rendered Amore's "Padre
Del Sommo," in a manner that called
forth a most hearty outburst of applause.
A MUSICAL THUNDERSTORM.
Mr. Edward J. Jardine in testing the
organ gave a representation of a thun
aei-Biorm, wnicn wasprouauiy une 01 i/iie
cleverest musical performances ever
beard in Jersey City. The echoes of the
shepherd's pipe from hill to hill, the in
terruption ôf the peasant's dance by dis
tant mutterings of thunder, the approach
~ oi-the storm, the moaning and rushing of
wind, was au almost perfect imitation,
and as to the storm ourst in all its viol
ence, while the lights became dim, many
turned to look at the windows to see if it
■were not they that were rattled by the
wind, while others shrugged their shoul
ders and actually shivered. The calm
vhich followed the storm as the sun
broke forth from the clouds, the singing
of birds and the vesper hymn of the peas
ants sung a thanksgiving for a safe deliv
erance from the tempest, was equally a
powerful imitation.
Mr. H. E. Macomber, the regular or
ganist, ulso delighted the audience with
several selections.
ST. BONIFACE CHURCH FAIR.
Loti of Pretty Tilings for Sale and
l'rnttr Glrle to Sell Them.
The ladies of St. Boniface's Church last
evening opened a fair in the hall adjoin
ing the church. The hall was tastefully
•decorated with flags, which, together
with the well stocked tables presided
over by the fair matrons and maids of the
congregation, gave the place a pictur
esque appearance.
The Tabernacle Bund, under the leader
ship of George C. Bod,eu, played several
selections during the evening to the de
light of the large number of people who
were present. There was a throng of
buyers about the various booths, and a
lively trade in fancy articles was done.
The fai^is under the direct supervision
of the lic-v. Father W. P. Wahl, pastor of
the church, and the success of the open
ing «veiling, usually the dullest of all,
aug-irs well for the success of the fair.
One of the first tables which attracts
tlie attention of the visitor is called the
children's table, which is preeidad over
by Miss Katie Holtic and a bevy of fair
assistants. Here can be found a full
assortment of toys and other articles
which never fail to delight the little
folks. There are also several large crayon
portraits of Father Wall.
Next fo the children's table is one of
the handsomest booths in the fair. It is
the cigar stand and is decorated in a
handsome manner with cigars, cigarettes
and picturesque placards. Here Misses
Lizzie Dittmar, Mamie Sieverdiug and
Belle Dittmar will be found each evening
ready to supply all gentlemen who come
to the fuir with the choicest brands of
cigars and cigarettes. All kinds of cool
anil refreshing drinks can be had at the
refreshment table, Where Mrs. Justlnia
Sieverding and Mrs. Barbara Brock pre
side with grace and dignity.
Misses Barbara Bios, Elizabeth Holtic
and Elizabeth Ewald have charge of a
fancy table laden with all sorts of beauti
ful and useful articles well calculated to
tempt the unwilling dollar from the
pockets of the hard hearted young man.
There Is also a soda fountain for those
who are addicted to the carbonic bever
age where foam is piled High in t lie glass
by Misses Sara Hubler and Ida Brock.
Adolph Walter, Jr., the accomplished
and artistic bugler or the Fourth Regi
ment had charge of the pool table last
evening, and was showing some of the
uninitiated how to make orack shots.
The fair will continue three weeks.
KING'S DAUGHTERS AND SONS.
A Reunion Held in the Church of the
Ascension,
The reunion of the King's Daughters
and Sons at the Church of the Ascension,
New York avenue and South street last
evening, was a most interesting and im
pressive event. The little banner of the
order with its cross and the significant
letters, "I Η Ν" hung at the side of the
chancel and hundreds of the little silver
crosses of the association were worn
mainly by tlie young daughters. The
cnurch was thronged to its utmost capac
ity and a deep interest in the proceedings
was manifested.
A large choir, directed by Organist
Camerou, sang the several selections on
the programme, and the exercises were
preceded by a short service of the Pro
testant Kpfscopal forai, by Reotor James
Cameron; the staging of the hymn, "The
Church's One Fimudation," the "Magnifi
cat," and "Children of the Heavenly
King."
Mrs. Margaret Eottome, president of
the order, was the first speaker. Her
special theme was the significance of the
emblem of the order now worn by many
thousands in every part of the civilized
world and of the necessity of a complote
comprehension of its import.
After the singing of 'Άιη I a soldier of
the cross," Mrs. Isabella Davis, correj
spending secretary of the order took the
platform. She commenced by asking
every leader of a circle to arise, and re
sponse was made by a score of young
ladies and one young man, who, at her
request, reported the name and location
of their circles, and briefly s'cted the
work of each. Nearly all the ch >rches of
old Hudson City, and some fro η lower
Jersey City, Hoboken and West Hoboken
will be represented by the leaders. Mrs.
Davis, after referring to the reports, de
livered an earnest feeling address.
She gave mauy touching incidents of
the order's work,"and in referring to the
suffering and ignorance in tenement
houses,fsaid:—"In yonder city, a hundred
thousand in tenement houses are waiting
for you and your work of kindness and
sympathy Are we ready for this work?
Are we ready to give to" these temporal
help and the bread of life?"
The large audience listened with ab
sorbing interest to her recitals of the
work performed and her fervid eloquent
address.
At the close "I'm a Child of the King.s
was sung by the Daughters aud Sons, and
the whole congregation followed in sing
ing, to the tune of "Coronation," the
stirring hymn, "All hall the power of
Jesus' name."
A FAIR FOR THE ï, M. C. A.
The Ladies' Auxiliary Society Make» a
Fine Showing.
The Ladles' Auxiliary of the Young
Men's Christian Association held a fair
and bazar last evening in the Y. M. C. A.
rooms. Several booths were stocked with
a collection of fancy articles that were
eagerly bid for by the number of friends
of the Auxiliary whi throngod the rooms
and who tested the delicacies of the re
freshment table in a manner that made
clad the hearts of the bevy of ladies in
charge.
An observation table was one of the
main features of the fair. This table was
enclosed with curtains. It contained a
rare collection of curiosities. For Ave
cents one could peep in. and whoever
could write down the largest list after a
neep of ten seconds was awarded a prize.
The observation table was in charge of
Mrs. Dr. Smith and Mrs. S. V. Billings.
In charge of the refreshment table were
Mrs. A. Creveling, Mrs. Dr. C. Κ Kyte,
Mrs. D, Seai'le, Mrs. E. S. Cowles, Mrs. 8.
U. Church, Mrs. Β. F. Mapes, Mrs. Arthur
Lucas and Miss Darling.
The candy table was presided over by
Misses Mary and Lulu Doremus, Mrs. M.
Hull, Mrs. John Van Horne, Miss Maggie
Stevens and Miss Maggie McICulglrt.
The various fancy booths were in
charge of Miss Brahu, Miss Gertie Van
Reipeu, Miss L. Robson, Miss Lottie
Wardelj, Mrs. C. M. Clerihew, Miss Susie
Paddock, Mrs. A. Frost, Miss Jennie
Clerihew, Mrs. W. A. Malliet. Mrs. De
Witt C. Conklin, Miss Sadie Brien, Mrs.
T. P. Sherwood, Mrs. A. A. Smyth and
Mrs. L. V. Thurston.
MUSIC AMD RECITATIONS.
An Exoellrnt Entertainment In a
Summit Avenue CliurcU.
Au excellent concert1 and entertain
ment, given last evening in the Summit
Avenue United Presbytérian Church,
was listened to by a large ana Interested
audience. The concert was conducted
by Mr. Albert Evans. Mr. R. Leonard
presided at the organ and Mrs. Frank
Martell and Miss Àddie Mulry were the
pianists and accompanists.
The chorus of thiry voices sang with
Precision and fine harmony the "Gloria
'urmer Mass" in Β flat, Misses Lizzie
and Mav Steule executed a piano duett
very satisfactorily and Mis3 May Green
recited ''The Soldier's Grave." Two
selections were sung by the Elite Quar
tette, Messrs. Alfred E. Thompson,
Albert Evans, Charles W. Shone aud G.
L. Mori-is, and both were encored. Miss
Lulu Blau's solo was liberally applauded.
Miss Lida Orr, a bright eyed little
brunette with a flne delivery, demonstiat
ing careful instruction and giving
promise of a brilliant future as an elocu
tionist, recited "The Minister's Griev
ance vi was enthusiastically encored.
She -aded by reciting "George Wash
ington. '
The choruses, "Let the Hills and Vales
Resound," "Gloria," Mozart's "Twelfth
Mass," and "Good Night;" duets by
Misses Lulu Blau and M. Dickinson, aud
Misses Cora Westervett and Jeauette
Cooper; the recitation, "Curfew Shall
Not Ring to Night," were the remaining
features of the entertainment.
An Anniveraary Entertainment.
The second anniversary entertainment
b y the Second Evangelical Association
Sunday school was given last evening iu
iu the Presbyterian Mission Chapel, on
Paterson street. A large audience ap
plauded the efforts of tha young per
formers. Preliminary services were con
ducted by the Rev. E. Buckle, aud the
programme included instruineutal and
vocal music, declamations, recitations
and tableaux.
Among the best selections were a violin
solo by Mr. Walter Hartmann, the quar
tette, "Das Goldeue Thor," by Misses
Liua Eisele and Katie Schock and Messrs.
William Walsh and William Theuer; the
solo, "Aunt Jemima's Plaster," and the
declamation, "Kindesengel," by Miss
Louise Robbin. Mr. Richard R. Green
recited "Words of Good Cheer" and an
address was delivered by Pastor F. Egger.
The entertainment in all its details was a
satisfactory success.
A Horse unrnea το jjeath.
A lot of old condemned rookeries at the
corner of Eighth and Henderson streets,
owned by James Laws, were burned
down this morning, between four and
live o'clock. The buildings were not
worth $50, but the stock, including a horse
which was burned, was damaged to the
extent of Î250. Engine Companies Nos. 1,
4, 5 and 0 and Nos. 1 aud 2 Trucks prompt
ly responded aud prevented a serious
conflagration. The origin of the lire is
unknown, but is supposed to be the work
of tramps.
New Lodge, A. <>. U. \V.
The applicants for a charter for a new
lodge of the Ancient Order of United
orkmen met at the Avenue House last
evening and made arrangements for the
institution. Twenty-five applicants have
passed the necessary examination and
Anchor Lodge will be iustituted at the
Avenue House November 25 by D. G. AI.
AV. J. Ε. Lawrence. Another meeting
will be held at the same place next Thurs
day evening to nominate officers.
Advance Sale for "Funclautton."
The advance sale of seats for Cora Tan
ner in "Fascination" opens today. There
has been a big demand for seats, and Miss
X'anuer will repeat her euccess of last
season. __
DASHES ABOUT TOWN.
Somebody has stolen a pet cat from the mem
ber· of No. 9 Engine Company. The cat wu a
treat favorite with the fire laddies, and they
brriaten to turn the hose upon the miscreant
Α-bo robbed them of their pet if said uitscreant is
Jiscovered.
Tlie cantata, "Pillar of Fire," will be given at
-he Second Presbyterian Cburch November 13
ind 14. A chorus of sixty udult voices will take
mrt under the leadership of E. L. Craumer. the
irganist. The proceeds will be divided between
.he church trustees and ilr. Craumer,
NORTH HUDSON METHODISTS.
The Corner Stone of Pastor Russell'»
New Chnreli Laid.
The Methodists of North Hudson laid
the corner stone of their new place of
worship on Bergenwood avenue and
Union place, Union Hill, yesterday after,
noon.
The Rev. Mr. Russell, the pastor of the
new church, has been working with heart
and soul to place his parish on a good
business footing. His parishioners have
assisted him nobly and collected enough
money to almost pay for the new build
ing.
It was shortly after three o'clock when
the procession of choristers left the
pastor's house and proceeded to tlie site
of the church.
The Rev. Elder Lowry and the Rev.
Mr. Hays accompanied the Rev. Mr.
Russell.
The choir sang a hymn and the Rev.
Elder Lowry preached a sermon. The
reverend gentleman spoke of the dignity
of God's house and exhorted his audi
ence to aid their pastor in his efforts to
make it worthy of the high purpose for
which it was itrended.
He reminded his hearers of the gran
deurs of their faith, and earnestly be
sought them to aid their pastor in his
effots for their spiritual welfare.
Mr. Lowry spoke words of warm praise
for the pastor, Mr. Russell, and eulogized
his zeul and devotion to his charge.
The Rev. Elder then laid the corner
stone. Λ number of coins and current
issues of the newspapers were placed
beneath it.
The Rev. Mr. Russell then made a feel
ine address.
His work, said he, had only begun, but
it had begun well.
"I know that my people will not desert
me," continued he, "but will aid me to
build in the heart of North Hudson a
house of worship in which my people may
ever praise the Lord according to the
teachings of our revered faith."
Work will be pushed forward on the
new building, and the congregation wili
be enabled to hold services in it before the
new year.
The Rev. Mr. Russell, the pastor, is an
earnest man whose piety does not de
tract from his keen business ability.
There is no doubt but that with the as
sistance of his parishioners, lie will have
the debt on the new building removed in
A. ehnrf. H m ρ
West Hoboken Taxpayers.
The subcommittee of twenty-live ap
pointed by the Committee of One Hun*
dred of the West Hoboken Taxpayers'
Association, met at the Town Hall last
evening. They examined the plans of
the new hillside road and were favorably
impressed with them.
When West Hoboken is thoroughly
sewered and the main aveuues graded,
then with the outlet to Fourteenth street
ferry, which the new road will give to its
citizens, it will be second to none of the
towns in North Hudson.
The Assessor Set 'em Up.
Assessor Jacquet, of West Hoboken,
entertained a number of his friends at hie
new wine room on Clinton avenue
last evening. Councilmen Nolan
aud Ridgeway, Mayor Finnegan,
Freeholder Noouan, Town Clerk
Schneider and η number of others were
η the merry party that sang and drank
toasts to the genial Assessor's prosperity.
Union Hill Town Council.
The Town Council, of Union Hill will
be the guests of the Fort Wayne Electric
Light Company this afternoon.
The company desires to obtain the con
trol for the lighting of the town, and has
invited the Councilmen to examine the
workings of their plant in New York
City.
IN BAYONNKS' NEW CHURCH.
The First Wedding in St. Paul's German
Lutheran Church.
Mr. Frank A. Lemal and Miss Augusta Schultz,
both residents of Constable Hook, were happily
married on Tuesday afternoon in St. Paul's
German Lutheran Church, East Twenty-fifth
street. The following ladies and gentlemen
acted as bridesmaids and groomsmen:—Miss
Emma Lenne, Miss Johanna Schmidt and Miss
Theresa Schultz, and Messrs. Christopher
Schmidt, Fred. Lenne and Louis Schultz. The
The ceremony was performed by the pastor, the
Rev. W. F. liolls, and was the first in the new
church.
Bayonne Brevities.
Councilman Stanford's youngest son was fool
ing with a buzz-saw in a. barn a few days ago,
and the loss of one of his fingers is the result.
Mr. Louis Robein has purchased a lot adjoin
ing his property at the corner of Avenue D and
Twenty-first street, and intends in the spring to
erect tnereon a brick store and dwelling.
At the residence of Mrs. Doty,No. 27 East First
street, a drawing room entertainment will be
given on Friday evenine, the 22d, for the benefit
of the organ fund of Trinity R. C. Church
Miss 'Emma Woodruff, of East Forty-fourth
street, is visit ing in Omaha.
Mr. Arthur D. Stone, a well-known member of
the N. J. A. C,. was married recently to Miss
Annie Smith. The ceremony was performed in
St. John's Church, Jersey City.
Miss Maria F. Wait, formerly of this city, on
Monday organized a class for the study of art
history. Mies Wait will deliver a course of six
lectures on this subject—"The Guild Room of
Trinity P. C. Church."
Extending His Lines·
The people of Brooklyn are having a
streak of Rood luck. One of our most
enterprising merchants, Gustave Metzler,
the head of the Boston One Price Cloth
ing House, has determined to confine
himself no longer to the limits of his
four store business in this city, aud he
has accordingly opened a large store at
No. 573 Fifth uvenue, Brooklyn, where no
doubt he will be as successful as he has
been in this city.
Active Athletes.
Gruber calleil at the Scot's rooms lust
night. He had his pet raccoon with him.
Gruber has abandoned training and will
not take part in the winter sports. He
will resume training next spring.
The Scots will meet next Friday night.
The Turners practice every Wednesday ;
and Saturday.
George Y. Gilbert, of the Heights, who
was a member of the Oriou Rowing and 1
Athletic Association and the New York :
Athletic Club, has accepted a lucrative '
position in a wholesale house at Kansas ;
City, Mo. He was a crack one mile ,
ruiiuer and held the championship for a
long time. He has no peer from the
scratch in an obstacle race.
When the -Montgomery street line is
extended to the West Side Driving Park,
the race course will become a popular
place for the athletes to train. Mr. Keats,
who has charge of the track, gives the
athletes a royal welcome and has ottered
them the use of a large dressing room.
The route of the Scots for their cross
cotintry run has been selected. It will be
through Paciilcavenue around Claremont
and Caveu Point, aud return along the
shore and across to Monmouth to Fifth
street.
Bkillman is getting in form at the
West Side track.
Captain O'Brieu, of the Waynes, did
not boast in vain when he declared H
he would select a mau who would
win the cross-country run.
The athletes concede that Dolan is a
corker at the finish. He came in like a
frightened deer and as fresh as a daisy.
O'Day disappointed his admirers. He
ivas certainly not in first class form. j
The Kntertainment Committee of the t
Wayne Athletic Club had a meeting last ι
night and decided to Increase the com- ι
mittee. 1 î
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MRS. BANNON'S DIVORCE.
JiLEGixo cn χτκχ,ττ aoa inst he it
SIX FOOT Ul/SBAXD.
An Ei-Wldoirer with Nine Children and
an Ex-Widow with Three Children
I>o Not Get Alone Happily To
gether.
A bill for the preliminary proceedings
in a divorce suit instituted by Mary Ban"
non against her husband, George Bannon,
the well-to-do trucker, of No. 145 Morris
street, this city, has been filed with the
clerk in the Chancery Court at Trenton.
The application for divorce from bed
and board will bo made to Chancellor
McGill next Monday mornlne by Messrs.
Bo we & Braden, counsel for the
petitioner, and a petition for alimony pre
sented.
Bannon is a heavy-weight trucker of
200 pounds, a big six footer, and owns two
large double houses on Morris street, a
number of horses and trucks and does a
thriving business.
Ou the 12th of May. 1888, as a widower
with nine children he married the peti
tioner, who was a Widow bearing the
nume of Smitn, with three children, who
had been a life-long resident of this city.
Immediately after the marriage cere
mony he took hi* bride to his present
home. No. 145 Morris street, where for a
year or more the couple, surrounded by a
dozen children, lived peaceably and hap
pily enough.
Some time in July, a year later, Mr.
Bannon manifested a change of disposi
tion toward his second wife. He became
tyrannical, frequently abused and struck
her and made home so unpleasant for her
that she was obliged to seek refuge be
neath the roof of a married daughter liv
ing at No. 204 Bay street.
He sought her here, begged forgiveness
and entreated her to return home, where
shortly^afterward his Blue Beard traits
again Became manifest, and the ill treat
ment resumed.
In a druuken frenzy he beat his wife
on one occasion, it is alleged, and on an
other stripped her clothes from her back
and left her in a half nude condition on
the front stoop.
According to the statements set forth in
the petition he several times lifted lier
bodily, and, swinging her around, struck
her head against the wail inflicting pain
ful injuries. Unable to bear his inhuman
treatment Mrs. Bonnou was obliged to
again leave home and has remained away
since the first of October last.
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Λ Tempting: Array of Clothing at Any
.Price and on Your Offn Terms.
It would seem that the opportunitie8
for obtaining clothing at exceptionally
low prices were never better than at près"
eut, judging from the overcrowded ad
vertising columns of The News today.
The array is almost startling iu its pro
portions, while the prices quoted nearly
take one's breath away.
The Boston, clothiers and outfitters, en
terprising and popular—always amone
the leaders—present a display of clothing
and outfitting covering the entire range
of men's and boys' wearing apparel, with
several special lines for ladies, making
their announcement of interest to every
member of the family.
Those wishing new garments and not
having the ready cash will And at Stern
berg & Sherman's everything they re
quire in mens' and boys' clothing and
ladies' and misses' cloaks, jackets and
suits on the most liberal terms bf credit.
The approaching removal of Max
Stadler & Co. from their old stand, cor
ner of Grand street and Broadway, New
York, forces them to dispose of their im
mense stock at a sacriilce and buyers will
receive the benefit of the situation in
very low rates for standard goods.
In keeping with the times, the re
nownned London & Liverpool Clothing
Company inaugurate α grand winter
sale for whicli tney reduce the stock in
every department of their establishment
to one-half-price.
m. ne scene ;it mat estaunsnmenL· on me
Bowery tonight, Λνίΐΐ probably rival that
οf two years ago when Ave thousand
boys stopped all traffic on that great
thoroughfare to get au overeoat free.
Not to be behind in the procession A.
H. King & Co., announce sweeping re
ductions in every line of clothing and
gentlemen's furnishings for the next
three days, and supplement the same with
a line silk umbrella free to every pur
chaser to the amount of $15, while food
for reflection is' found in the fact that the
very Kings cater to the clothing necessi
ties of a democratic people.
The Marshall & Ball Co. tickle the
guessing propensities of the people by
giving a statement of tho names and
ligures ol guessers on the plurality of the
successful candidate for Governor. The
reliable quality of the clothing of this
(lrm is well known, aud the fortunate
juessers will have reason to be proud of
sheir prizes.
A HALL ûÎTrKCORDS. WHEN ?
Superintendent Gannon Gets After the
Contractor With Another Report.
There would have been a meeting of
:he Board of Freeholders yesterday if a
juorum had been present when the Di
rector called the Board to order.
He said that inasmuch as but eight
ne inbers were present no meeting could
je held, and he regretted the fact, for it
ivould have been the last business meeti
ng ot the present Board.
He told the members that he would call
\ special meeting some day next week,
rhe Board must then transact all busi
less that has accrued, for the only other
;iiue it will come together is to simply
tdopt minutes and adjourn sine die. Be
ween this and the special meetiug ar
rangement» for the annual official visit
;o Morris Plains Asylum will be made.
James Gannon, County Superintend
snt, was much displeased at the failure to
procure a quorum, because he desired to
mbinit this communication to the
Gentlbmbx—I am a^din obliged to call your
ittention to the utter failure aud refusal of the
lontractor who has the contract for the
mildlng of the addition to the Court
louse, known as the Hall of Records,
ο comply with the conditions of
aid contract. To enumerate the varied and
arious particulars in which this contractor has
ailed to do what he is legally bound to do, and
k'hat he has agreed over hU hand and seal to do,
k-ouid be a task of rather difficult performance.
He not only, fails to follow ray suggestionnas
ο what 1 believe he is required to dfo under the
ontract, but both he anil the gentlemen re
torted to hold a sub-contract for tne same work
rent my orders ο ν suggestions with a want of
ven common courtesy.
I can in no sense permit myself to be responsi
le for the completion of said building. I there
jre take this occasion to inform your honorable
toard of the fact.
I also wish to direct attention to the fact that
he gentlemen whose duty it is to special
upervise and overlook the work, seem to bo
ery derelict in the matter.
To be brief and pointed I respectfully recom
îend that your honorable Board take such sum
iary measures as may ee calculated to bring
fie gentlemen above referred to, te some
ι roper sense of the duties which the
ontract mentioned, imposes upon them. In
inclusion I ask, if the law will permit, that I be
pilieved from the responsibility of any further
iipervision of the completion or said building.
Respectfully submitted.
J amiss T. Gannon,
County Superintendent.
Struck by a» Engine.
Patrick Malaney, who claims to be eighty-nine
ears old, α laborer, was struck last evening'at
ie Provost street crossing, by a drill engine of
îe Erie Railroad. He was injured about his
nek and shoulder, and was removed to hie home,
o. ÔWXirQvoatreet.
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THE KEV. JOHN FINCH INSTALLED.
A New Pastor for the First Baptist
Church, Hoboken.
The Rev. John Finch, o£ Brooklyn,
E. D., was last evening installed pastor
of the First Baptist Church of Hoboken·
The ceremony was held in the church,
corner of Bloomfleld and Third streets,
and was both solemn and Impressive.
The pretty little church was crowded to
the doors. The platform was smothered
in palms and over the heads of those who
occupied it gracefully hung a huge Amer
ican flag. Smaller national emblems
swung from the chandeliers and at
intervals about the body of the church
hung small silken banners variously in
scribed, bearing congratulations and
good wishes to the new pastor, from
"Williug Hearts," "Earnest Workers,"
"Little Helpers," "Children of the King
dom" and others. The effect was pretty.
Tne services opened with an organ
voluntary and an unthem by the choir.
Following this the Rev. Dr. Morse, of
Calvary Baptist Church, read from the
Scriptures. Prayer by the Rev. Dr.
Rhoades, of the Marcy Avenue Baptist
Chnrch, of Brooklyn, was followed Dy a
hymn, in which the whole congregation
joined.
Rev. Gifford Nelson, of Trinity Baptist
Church, of Brooklyn, addressed the as
semblage. He is an earnest and impres
sive talker, and his eoiogy of the new
pastor was feelingly delivered.
"It is with confidence and sorrow that
we part with Brother Finch," he said.
"He comes into a field that is beset with
Innumerable difficulties, and all the more
hnnnrwill n.l,t«oh t.n hi si pffnrtjt nn
that account.
Brother Finch is the right man in the
right place, and under his careful guid
ance we shall come gloriously out of these
difficulties and shall raise on high the
banner of Jesus."
Mr. Nelson then spoke at length on Mr.
Finch's personal qualities.
"He is a man," he said, "who, when he
gives you his hand, gives you his heart.
A minister should be a man who would
greet you on the street with the same
heartiness, whether you were raiuiented
in silks or in rags.''
In closing his address Mr. Nelson called
the blessing of God on the congregation,
and Hie consecration upon the union of
pastor and people.
The hymn, "Kock of Ages," was then
sung by the choir. The Rev. Ar. Rhode
and Dr. Morse also delivered brief ad
dresses, after which came the "Corona
tion," and the benediction was pro
nounced.
During the services the choir, under
the direction of Organist McGovern, sang
the "Jubilati and Bunarn Est," by Dud
ley Buck, and "O Lord Be Merciful," by
Brown. Refreshments were served iu
the lunch basement after the services.
The Rev. Charles Colemon, the old nas
tor, has answered a call to Chester, Pa.
ALI, BAÏONNK TO FIGHT.
Developments Before the Jersey City
and Bergen Neck Commission.
The taking of testimony in the proceed
ings instituted by the Bergen Neck
branch of the National Storage Com
pany's railway to condem a right of way
through Bayonue indicates that the com
pany hae to fight a whole party of Bay
onue real estate "bears."
Naturally enough, property owners in
Bayonue want to keep values up ιο the
top notch, and so it has been easy enough
to obtain testimony placiug big figures
on the land wanted by the railroad com
pany.
Ex-Mayor Oliver was one of the wit
nesses yesterday. He testified that lots
on the line the railroad proposes to follow
are wortli #600 a piece. It has been shown
that there are no streets laid out in the
tracts
Ont:ross examination he admitted hav
ing recently sold other lots un Thirty
eighth street, not far from the railroad
line, facing graded and improved streets,
for $450 each. The hearing is still in pro
gress.
FOR AWED GERMANS.
The Pioneer Vereiu Can Use Its Legacy
in Its Charitable Work.
Nearly 400 members of the Pioneer
Verein met at Turn Halle on First street
jast evening. The meeting was α busi
ness one, but at the same time one of re
joicing. The cause of the joy was the
turning over to the society of a legacy of
fJO.OOO and $1,400 interest.
This money was left the society by
Raymond Roth, a Jersey City druggist, a
year ago, with the condition that the
Board of Managers of the sociuty be
made trustees of the legncy, and thut the
interest be devoted to the Home for Aged
and Decrepit Men. A property has been
purchased on Garfield avenue by the
society, and a new building will soon be
erected for the Home.
At present the old building and other
charitable institutions are being used for
the comfort of the aged. The society
numbers more than six hundeed mem
bers and the legacy will be turned to
great use.
BOARD OF CANVASERS.
Keturne Were Not All Heady, and the
Board Adjourned.
The Board of Canvassers met about one
o'clock to-day, Thomas Potter was chair,
man, E. .1. Norton, messenger, and Jere
miali Mahr, sergeant-at-arms.
Full returns are not yet In and the
Board adjourned without taking any ac
tion. They will meet tomorrow at twelve
o'clock.
The General Sessions court room was
full of local politicians.
Nothing detinite could be learned as to
the proteste and contests which will re
sult. The Nelson—Pairson contest will
very likely be heard of in one lorm or
another.
Til· New Tax 11111.
The Council chamber was crowded yes
terday and today with property owners
eeking their tax bills. A large force of
clerks was kept busy making out the
statements. These are the first bills
s sued by the new Tax Commissioners,
and, although the chronic of kickers was
on hand, the mass of the tax payers ex
pressed satisfaction over the reduction
made under the new charter.
Architect Loch's Suit.
Architect Loch, of Thirty-second street,
New York, sued Mr. Clackney, of Green
ville, yesterday, for S100, which he
claimed was duo him for drawing the
Élans for the construction of the Buy
[ousa ill 1884.
Clackney paid him 522 on account and
he had to go to law for the balance. Blair
& Krause appeared for the plaintifT and
Hudspeth and Bruns looked out for the
interest of the defeudant.
Judgment was deferred.
The CraiK-MoKenzle Nuptials.
The wedding of Burdette Craig to Miss
Isabella McKenzie, daughter of William
K. McKenzie, of which brief mention was
made yesterday, will take place at the
Scotch Presbyterian Church at eight
p. m. November 20, and a reception will be
field at the home of the bride's father,
on Mercer street from half-past eight to
half-past ten o'clock, the Rev. Mr.
Mitchell, pastor of the church, will offi
ciate, assisted probably by some other
ministers. Admission to the church will
; be by card only.
HOBOKEN'a KEW SCHOOL.
The Foard of Kdncatlon Arranges an
Annex for No. 1.
The Hoboken Board of Education held
a special meeting last evening. It was re
ported that an annex to School No. 1 is
to be opened to accommodate the over
flow.
The Committee on School Government
I assigned Mrs. A. E. Moore vice principal,
; Misses Mary A. MotBtt, Mamie Ε Chan
cellor and Gnssie Geyer to take charge of
it. The annex school will be opened next
Monday.
ENGLISH SPORTING EVENTS.
London Bookmakers Think that Smith
Will Whip Jackson.
By Cable to the United Pren.
LONDON', Nov. 8, 18S0.—Sporting mat
ters are rather dull, even the great in
novation regarding the Derby and Oaks
being accepted with very little discus
sion.
Owners would no longer enter scarcely
weaned colts at random, and the number
of suoscriptlons to the Derby of late did
not afford a stake to the winner commen
surate with the importance of the race.
The tixed prize of £5,000 will render
the event something else than a harvest
for the betting ring. Americans and Aus
tralians in London by no means under
stand the suddenly developed confidence
in the ability of Jem Smith to cope with
the swarthy Pete Jackson.
That the latter could gradually wear
out Smith with bnre knuckles hardly any
one doubts, and tnere seems to be
no reason why he should
not best the Englishman with
the gloves, but the money of the book
makers is being put up freely on Smith,
and the opinion is expressed bv many old
timers that the go will result in favor of
that fighter.
THE ÏVBLINB FAKK STORY.
Hard and Unpleasant Facts About a
"Journal" Romance.
Eveline Sf.ribner, the young woman
who came to Police Headquarters Wed
nesday evening and said that she had run
away from home and had been deserted
by a man with whom she had lived a
week in the Philadelphia Hotel, was dis
charged by Justice Stilsing this morn
ing.
A gentleman who had promised to give
her u home took her away.
In telling the girl's story last evening
the Journal wandered away outside the
bounds of truth and reason.
There was nothing at all attractive
abont the girl. She was frowsy and
slovenly, and looked as if she had not
seen the ordinary implements of civilized
life in the oast month.
She said nothing about running away
with a drummer, but distinctly stated
thBt she left home alone and met the man
who deserted her on the street In this
city.
She made no attempt to commit suicide
nor did she utter anything which might
bo construed into a threat to do so.
What worried her most was the fear
that she would receive a good thrashing
If she should return home.
She told so many different stories that
the police consider her an incorrigible
little liar.
At the West Side Avenue Church.
At the regular monthly meeting of the
Social Union of the West Side Avenue M.
E. Church last evening a New England
supper was served aud a pleasant time
enjoyed generally.
The supper included baked beans, gin
ger bread, crullers, tea and coffee. The
minutes of the previous meeting were
rend, the choir sang. Miss Pettit recited
and Miss Shanendorf played a piano.
These are the ladies of the committee:—
Mrs' Weston, Mrs. Beach, Mrs. Standish,
Mrs. Hitchcock, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Fergu
son and Mrs. Murch.
He's Probably Insane.
William E. McCann, of No. 163 Thir
teenth street, was committed to the
County Jail by Justice Stllsing this
morning to be examined by the County
Physician.
Policeman Wohleben found him wan
dering the streets last night, nursing the
delusion that people are constantly fol
lowing him aoout for the purpose of
doing nim injury.
Youna; Railroad Thieves.
Phillip Donavan aud James Smith, two
boys, were seen walking out of Erie
freight yard carrying what appeared to
be a bag of wood.
The bag contained instead two rolls of
clo'li. This morning it was shown that a
car in the yard had been broken open and
the cloth stolen. The boys were com
mitted for trial.
The Suits Are Piling Up.
Oscar Schleichting, the festive Teuton
who blew the head of the white owl be
longing to Showman Reich last Tues
day, was arrested this morning for vio
lating a city ordinance.
Schleichting has four suits pending
against, him for his marksirumship, and
is willing to swear that he is the most un
lucky man in Hoboken.
Poet Offlfo Clinnges.
Alterations are now iu progress in the
Post Office which will materially change
the appearance of the place.
The boxes and entire general delivery
have beeu removed to the new wing of
the building, and the old part has been
entirely given up to the carriers.
Looking; for William Qninn,
The police have been notified to look
out for William Quinn, aged fifty-eight
years, who has been missing since Tues
day from the home of his son, No. 9 Fac
tory street; also Theodore Brinkerman. of
No. 128 Central avenue, who has been
missing for several days.
The Second Child Dead.
The seventeen months old boy of May
Kiernan, who is in jail for starving her
children for drink, died la jail last
night., _ n
A Famous Warrior,
Sister—Who is that military looking
man?
Brother (a militia man)—That Is Colonel
Fallback.
Sister—Is he a famous man?
Brother—Λ famous man? I should say
he was. Why, he was the first man to
reach Wasluugton after the retreat at
Bull Run.— Yankee Blade.
Not a lallnre.
,;How is your darter Nancy gittin'
'long since she married an' moved out
ter C'aliforny?" said the first Indiana
man. "Is she doing well?"
"Doing well! Why, bless ye, she's
gittin' 'long perfectly lovely. Her first
husband died, leavin' her $5.000 in cold
cash, an' 'twarn't three months 'fore she
tied on ter a consumptive worth $10.000.
Oh, but she's a rattler, that gal is!"—
Time.
Bsicham'· Foxa act like maelc on a weak itomaoh
LAST EDITION.
TO KEEP STREETS CLEAN
Result of Mr. Garwood's
Petition to the Police
Board.
AN ORDER FROM CHIEF MURPHY.
Distributors of Circulars and Fiyere
Will Be Treated as Nuisances.
At the last meeting of the Police Com
missioners a numerously signed petition
was presented calling upon the Board to
take some action to abate the nuisance
caused by persons throwing all kinds of
refuse in the streets. The petition which
emincted from the property owners and
residents of that portion of the city lying
between Grand and Essex, and Warren
streets, declared that property in that
section had depreciated in value on ac
count of such nuisance.
Mr. Garwood, who presented the peti
tion, laid great stress upon the fact that
the street» were often littered with scraps
of paper, which, he declared, did as much,
if not more, than anything else to create
the nuisance complainecT of. He also
recommended that the paper be burned
and that the indiscriminate circulation of
handbills be curtailed.
Mr. Garwood claimed that if the Board
would do its dutv this matter would be
rectified. The Board declared that it
wished to do everything in its power for
the interests of the tax payers and re
ferred the matter to tlie Chief with
power.
Chief Murphy has just prepared and
issued to the commandauts of the various
precincts this general order:—
Hkadqcaktirs Polici DlPARTMEiT, j.
General Order No. 44:—
Section 1 of an ordinance concerning nuisances
on page 9 of tne ordinance book provides that no
ashes, garbage or other refuse matter shall be
placed or thrown upon any street or public place
unless the same be placed in a proper vessel so
that it may be conveniently removed by the
street Department. Any person violating the
provisions of said ordinance are subject to a fine
of $10.
Vessels used for the deposit of ashes, etc.,
should be of sufficient size and strength as to
enable the employes of street department to
conveniently handle the same. Persons who
use paper boxes for that purpose are only creat
ing a nuisance, and shoula be complained of.
Storekeepers and others who place paper
boxes and refuse paper ont sidewalks are guilty
of a violation of this ordinance.
Persons who sweep dirt, paper or sefuse mat
ter of any kind from the sidewalk to the street,
unless the same be picked up and placed in α
vessel, are guilty under this ordinance.
Commandants of precincts will take imme
diate steps to strictly enforce the provisions of
this ordinance, ana they will also cause every
storekeeper, and the occupant of all houses and
tenements, that the ordinance is to be enforced.
When officers are notifying the people on their
posts, as mentioned abobe, a request will be
made of the people not to place any refuse paper
in ash barrels.
Boys and others who distribute hand bills, cir
culars or cards on the streets are creating a
nuisance, inasmuch as they canse such things to
be thrown on the streets. By order of.
Bexj. Murphy, Chief Policy.
The chief says he will see that this
order is strictly enforced and the pre
diction is made that if the Chief's instruc
tions are carried out to the letter there
will be a vast improvement in the con
dition of the streets.
THE WRONG MAN ARRESTED.
But the Police Have .Since Found the
Bight One.
Martin Wohlken, alias Henry Lange, of
No. 106 Zabristie street, was arraigned
before Judge Stilsing this morning upon
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pretences.
John Boyd, President of the National
Marine Engineers Benevolent Associa
tion, charged that under the name of
Henry Lamr he collected from tradesmen
and manufacturers small sums, repre
senting himself to be authorized to solicit
advertisements for the programme of the
ball to' be given by the Association.
Among those whom be swindled were
Henry Lang and John F. Smith, the iron
manufacturer. When the association
iirst learned of Wahlken's operator about
a week ago, August N. Kingier, of No. 63
Blootnfleld street, Hoboken, was arrested
for the offence.
It soon became manifest that his arrest
was a case of mistaken identity, and he
was discharged. Detective Clos then toefc
the matter in hand and soon had the real
culprit in custody.
To Offset His Wage*.
Walker. Dobbs & Farrell, the proprie
tors of Monitor Park, West New York
sued William Breen, one ot their em.
ployees, in tlie First District Court this
morning for $t>0.
The plaintiffs claimed this sum for dam
ages done to their property by leaving a.
number of chairs out in the rain last
April.
It seems that Breen sued his employers
for $29 for salary some time afto and won
his suit. They refused to pay and en
tered a counter suit.
Evidence dealing with the value of
chairs and the effects of rain upon them
was forthcoming in profusion. Counsel
lor Ryersou appeared for Bruns and War
ner Smyth looked out for the interests of
Monitor Park. Judge Abel T. Smith re
served judgment.
You lie Hoboken Runaways Overtaken.
Frank Briggs, the ten year old son Of
Captain Briggs, of No. 501 Washington
street, Hoboken, and Budd McDougall, a
chum of his, stole $8 from their parents
and ran away from home last Wednesday.
Policeman Bates of Catekill Village
telegraphed to Chief Donovan this morn
ing that he had caught the youngsters
and would hold them until their parents
came to bring them home.
Tbe Field Suit Farther Adjourned.
The suit of Dr. Field, of Bayonne·
against W. Walter, administrator ol the
estate of the late Thomas Churchill, a
Bayonne saloon keener, reappevred in the
First District Court this morning. Mr.
Lynn, as counsel for the administrator,
moved that the euit be dismissed and that
the proceedings be set aside for technical
reasons. The matter went over till next
Tuesday.
Father Ileiineitsy'a Southern Trip.
The Rev. Father Hennessy, pastor of
St. Patrick' Church on Ocean avenn·,
leaves tomorrow for Baltimore to attend
the Catholic Congress. He goesson Tues
day next to attend the opening of tEe
new Catholic University at Washington.
Rain is Coming.
Washington, D. C., Nov. 8, 1889.—For
New Jersey, light rain, Friday; heavy
rain, Saturday. No decided change in
temperature; easterly winds.
The Weather nt Hartnett'·.
November ". Deg. November & De;t.
\taP. M 55 I At β A. Ill 4»
»tep. II 50 I Ati) Α. M 89
At 9 P. M 41)! At Noon 4*
At Midnight 4V!

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