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. YOL. L NO. 213.
ΊΜΟΙΟ' streets:
Where, Oh Where, Are
They? Asks the Long
Suffering Gitizen.
One Hundred and Thirty Thousand
Dollars Haven't Filled the
Holes in the l'ave.
"Business that required the use of a
horse and wagon called me from the
office one afternoon ten days ago," said
a weU known resident of this city yester
day. "A round of the livery stables
showed me that the buggy I desired to
hire was not within reach, and I was
obliged to go on my mission In a two
wheeled village cart. The vehicle was
comfortable enough, but it responded
with such annoying accuracy to every
imperfection in the streets that my sides
ached before I had gone far, and my head
had been weU nigh shaken off my
shoulders by the time I got back to the
store. If a man wants to come to a pain
fully realizing sense of the condition of
the chief thoroughfares In this city all he
has to do is to hop into a village oart and
drive over them.
"Ho wiU be convinced in the most forci
ble and emnhatic manner, that, In spite
of âll the talk about street improvements
the patch work done here and there has
served only to make them worse—if that
wore possible—than they were before.
ÎHJL \ ΛΙ.υ t. Uf a οΐΛίηηι.
* "The purpose of street improvement is
two-fold. First it is for show; second for
comfort and ease to those who have use
for them. A line of handsome well
paved thoroughfare pleases the eye, and
bo attracts residents. It builds up a
town and increases the value of property.
"What has made a lot on the Kumson
road, between Seabright and Red Bank
—away back in Monmouth couuty—as
valuable as a city lot, and lined it with a
succession of the most beautiful villa
homes in the country, the reeort of the
merchant princes of New York, but the
splendid smoothness of the drive? East
Orange, famed for her exclusive aris
tocracy and wealth, owes her worth as a
place of residence wholly to the macad
amized roads, smooth as floors, that are
the delight of bicycle riders and horse
owners. One broad roadway has mado
Morrlstown all she is; and she's a irood
"Ι-Lewellyn Park,the home of the Lords,
and the Edisons, and the Hudnuts, and
the Marcys, would be a wilderness with
out her well kept thoroughfares. The
good order in which Broad street in New
ark is kept, makes that the busiest trade
centre in New Jereey. Theie are two
points about these drives that make them
valuable assistants to the communities
they traverse, first, they are attractive
to the eye; second, they are admirably
adapted to their purpose. They are pretty
< - ta look at and delightful to.xtste ovftr,. _
"While I was riding in my little village
cart through the chief thoroughfares of
this city the other day," the citizen went
on, "aud making not always successful
efforte to prevent myself from being
hurled by an unsuspected rut over the
head of my Pegasus, I could see that
whatever had been done with thé vast
Bums put into alleged street improve
ments here of late, nothing had been done
that made the city streets more attractive
to the eye than they had been. The merry
dance that broken pavements under-my
cart wheels gave me on my seat con
vinced me that just as little had been
done to improve their comfort and
"So 1 began to wonder what had been
done, and, liiinlly, to doubt whether any
thing had been done. That money had
been spent hand over fist, I knew. But
•where was the show for it f None what
ever that 1 could see. Not a thing had
been accomplished that would attract a
dollar of an outside investor, or enhance
the value of the holdings of tax-payers
whose moneys were being so liberally
"At the City Comptroller's office Mr.
Hough informed me that, of the 1100,000
license money to be devoted to street im
provements, contracte had been awarded
on various streets that called for an ex
penditure of $44,935.54; and that in addi
tion to this the sum of $29,603.08 had been
paid out ou the certificate of Mr. Commis
sioner Tumulty for the payment of day
laborers in making little patches here
and there and all around. Here is a total
of 174,588 and a few odd pennies for al
leged street improvements out of one
'-But that is not the limit of the ex
penditure by any means. Contracts have
been made for other street improvements
at the expense of the property benefited
by them. The total expenditure involved
in tho 'Improvements by this plan is
959,167.92 That added to the total
abstracted from the license fund gives a
grand total of (133,705 for improvement
of the streets."
"What is there to show for it?"
"Well there's a nice little patch of
pavement—a hundred yards or so—up on
Monticello avenue. But who'd ever find
It there if he were not to look for it?
"And who's going to run the chance of
having his necli jounced off his shoulders
driving to itf
"By and by there'll be a decent little
patch of stone paving on Montgomery
street above Jersey avenue.
"But who'll risk his carriage wheels on
the cobble approaches that run into it
from all pointe?
"The little unused alley way running
by the City Hall from Montgomery street
to Newark avenue is being smoothed
down. Of what practical use will that
sixty yard stretch bo to the citizen after
it is completed?
"What folly to in-lay the mud hole on
Cook street on the Heights, between
Hoboken and Newark avenues, with
granite blocks when the main thorough
lares that approach are full of sunken
holes and wagon traps.
When a man has reached it, he can
speed his horse over It for only half a
block length. And then, besides, it is a
lane that no one would patronize if it
were approached by the most perfect road
In creation. What good is such improve
ment as that? How much does that help
to attract investment to the city ana
assist to build it up?
By and by there will be a pavement on
Grove street from Grand to Newark av
ertie. What is Grove street north of
Newark avenue? What is Grand street
below Grove? What is Wayne, what is
Mercer street, when they run iuto this
piece of new paviug? Pitfalls at every
foot! To what extent will the city at
large be benefited their by tlitt expendi
ture 0f $7,800? Practically none.
"Beyond nil this what practical good
has been achieved, in the interest of the
Çnblic, by the patching Mr. Commissioner
umnltv has done at an outlay of close
on to $80,000? If yon ask Mr. Tumulty
where he has done the patching he will
name certain spots to you as he aid to me:
but he knows nothing of the extent of
(he patches, and above all 18 unable to
tell the public what each particular
piece of patch-work cost the taxpayers.
I saw him one day with a gang of men
patching Montgomery street, adjoining
the Fuller Building. It would puzzle a
seer to find out when that bit of patch
work wss done, because the wear and
tear of a few months lias knocked it all
to piece»: or, why it was done, because
above and below it the street was left In
such execrable condition.
A reporter of this paper was sent over
Mr, Tumulty's patched streets, and this
is his report:—
There is no signs of recent improvement
to Green street. For several blocks on
either side of Railroad avenue Green
street is full of mud holes.
Morgan street, which is claimed to have
been repaired, shows no sign from one
end to the other, except α slight patch a
few feet square near the corner of Pro
vost street.
Workmen are yet employed patching
up Steuben street from Henderson to
W ashington.
The patches, of course, slightly im
firove the appearance of the street. The
ower portion is fairly well paved, and is
not likely to be repaired.
Washington street, which is claimed to
have been put in good condition from
Railroad avenue to First street, has not
been touched in the vicinity of Lorril
lard's factory. It is full of mud pud
Hudson street, which is said to have
been repaired from Exchange place to
Essex street is in bad condition. A force
of men are at present at work on that
thoroughfare between Grand and Morris
streets. In the vicinity of the York street
intersection the curbing is pafked with
mud and slime several Inches deep; but
the workmen are moving up lu that di
Newark avenpe is also said to have re
ceived all necessary repairs from Five
Corners to Warren street. The sinks and
mud holes in the vicinity of the railroad
crossing, and indeed all along the avenue
in the vicinity of Monmouth, Urn us wick
and Third streets leave the thoroughfare
in a horrible, filthy condition. Even
where repairing has been done it is
hardly noticeable.
It seems to have been found necessary
to only reset the manholes on First street,
yet from Erie to Grove it is far more holy
than righteous, and. while the centre is
already fairly paved below Henderson,
the whole street at this point seems to
have taken a drop Qf several inches, and
the curbing is lined with puddles covered
with an awful yet beautiful combination
of yellow and green slime.
The upper side of Erie street,from New
ark avenue to Second street, is being re
paved, and the difference between the
improved side and the unimproved is
scarcely perceptible, and the latter is by
no means in fair condition.
The only thoroughfare in the lower sec
tion of the city which seems to be in a
fair condition throughout its length is
Jersey aveuue. It has recently been re
paved, for the first time in twenty years,
from Newark avenue to Grand street.
From Newark avenue to the Park, and
even beyond, the paving is In good condi
tion ana needed no Jepairing.
Railroad avenue, in the lower section
of the city, especially in the Italian quar
ter, fairly reeks with filth and stench.
WUr the Hoboken Bank Embezzler Has
Not Vet Been Arraigned.
The fact that the Grand Jurors, who
served in the United States Courts at
Xrenton during the last term, went to
their homes weeks ago, and that Hoyt,
the Hoboken bank embezzler, had not
been arraigned for his crime, has aroused
enquiry as to whether the parties who
had attempted to shield the young bank
thief from punishment had succeeded in
their efforts, and had given rise to the
notion that he had escaped indictment for
his crime.
When a Jersey City News reporter
called at the office of United States Dis
trict Attorney Duryee in Newark yester
day afternoon he was Informed that Mr.
Duryee was out of town and would not
return till the morrow.
His assistant, Mr. Howard W. Hayes,
was seen in hie office in the building
across the way. He informed the reporter
that the United States Grand Jury found
an indictment for embezzlement against
Hoyt during its September sittiug; but,
on account of the death of Judge Nixon,
all proceedings were adjourned till the
term succeeding the appointment of
Jnage Nixon's successor. That term will
open on the third Tuesday in January,
when Mr. Hoyt will be brought before the
United States District Court at Trenton
to plead to the Indictment. "Mr. Dur
vee," said Mr. Hayes, "is thoroughly
familiar with every detail of the case, as
lie, in company with Counsellor William
D. Daly, went to Hoboken to inquire into
the facts of the case. A number of wit
nesses have been subpœned and they will
all be obliged to be present at the trial."
In answer to the question as to what be
presumed Mr. Hoyt's penalty would be,
Mr. Hayes took down a volume from a
shelf and read Section 5,809 of the United
States Revised Statute, which applied to
cases like that of Hoyt's. The imprison
ment, should Hoyt be convicted, will be
not less than Ave years nor more than
Mr. Hayes wai not prepared to state
that Mr. Duryee had forwarded any
papers, He did not deem that it was
necessary on Mr. Duryee's part to do so.
χ oung Coal l hieves.
The young railroad coal thieves have
been doing a large business in their line
this week. On election day a carload was
stolen by one gang from the vicinity of
the junction depot, near the Jersey City
Cemetery. Thursday Detective McNally
arrested Patrick McCabe, aged eighteen,
of No. 270 Kailroad avenue, and George
Lennox, fifteen, of No. 5 Third street, on
suspicion of having been engaged in the
robbery. Special Policeman D. McNally,
of the Pennsylvania Kailroad, was unable
to make a clear case against them and
Justice Wanser discharged them. The
special policeman secured evidence, how
ever, against Peter Burke, aged sixteen,
of No. 210 Railroad avenue; William
Molloy, eighteen, of No. 241 Wayne street,
and Barney Newman, sixteen, of No. 175
Seventh street, and they were arrested by
Patrolman Murphy, of the First Precinct,
and committed for examination by Jus
tice Wanaer.
Mies Lewis* Birthday Party·
Last night Miss Gertie Lewis gave a
party in honor of her birthday at her
homo on Bramhall avenue. Many of
Misa Lewis' frieuds were present and
the amusements of the evening much en!
joyed by them. There were games Dlayed
and music and dancing and at aiid-night
a collation was served. During the
evening a piano and violin duet was
played by Misses Bertha and Laura
Snyder and was much enjoyed. Morris
Stephens, of Newark, sang some songs
exceJlentlv and Mies Margaret Daniels
recited a ftnmerous selection which was
v,»ry amusing. There were present:—
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. I>ewia, Mr. and Mrs.
L. F. X^ewis, Miss Alice Dohr, Miss Jessie
Eaton, Miss Mamie Fink, Miss Ella
Storey, Miss Janet Dickinson, Henry
Clayton. Andrew Selnow, George Pinck
ney, Peter Gllmore and Charles Mitchell.
The Serenade I· Off.
Owing to the storm of today the pro
posed demonstration by the Fourth Dis
trict Democratic Club and the Hudson
County Pioneer Association, including an
illuminatiou aud parade, in honor of the
recent Democratic victory, aud the ser
enade to Hon. lVilliani C. Heppenheiraer,
will be postponed until Monday evening.
The Fourth will be alive on that occasion
and Democratic joy be unconflned.
The Storm Makes Lake· of the Streets—
'•The Shaken" Under Water.
The storm in North Hudson has made
a number of the streets impassible.
Gutters have been washed out and cellars
In a number of places in North Bergen
and the northern section of West Hobo
ken and Union Hill streets have been
changed into lakes and travel has been
entirely stopped.
In West Hoboken and Union Hill,
where α number of sewers are being built
the storm ruined the work that hail been
done, and it will take some days before
the damage can be estimated
In Weehawken the lowlands bordering
on Hoboken are entirely under water,
and the people living in the "shades"
have been obliged to resort to the old
batteaus, which they have in readiness
for such emergencies to reach dry ground.
The yards of the West Shore Hailro id
also suffered a little from the rain, but
the trains ran on the usual time.
The Guttenberg race track was dam
aged by the washout, and it will require
some days to put it in good condition
again. It was lucky that there wasn't
much wind, or far greater damage would
have resulted.
North HacUon Notes.
Collector Conlin, of West Hoboken,
says the money received by him this year
for taxes will reach a larger sum than
ever before.
The Weehawken School Board will
meet toDight and settle definitely what
disposition they will make of the $25,000
worth of school bonds which they have
recently issued. It is the intention of the
Board to issue the bonds in two install
ments and thus to save the interest on
the second installment which they would
have to pay if the entire issue of bonds
was floated at ouce.
Palisade Council No. 137, C. B. L.. met
at the council rooms last evening. Free
holder Dennis M. Noonan is the president
of the council, and after the meeting the
members gave him an informal reception.
Their congratulations on Mr. Noonan's
re-election were hearty and sincere.
The William Peters Association will
give their annual ball at Himion's Hall,
Union Hill, this evening.
The members of the Harmonic Associa
tion will hold their annual reception at
Ruth's Turn Hall this evening.
The Union Hill Councilraen did not go
to New York yesterday to inspect the
Fort Wayne system of electric lighting.
The rain was too much for the doughty
Councilmen, so they remained quietly at
Λ Bergen Point Man Poisons Himself
wltli Carbolic Aclcl.
John R. Lisk, up to a few weeks airo a
resident of Bergen Point, attempted sui
cide on Staten Island on Thursday by
drinking a quantity of carbolic acid, and
now lies at the point of death.
John Lisk and his brother Jerry a few
montns ago reopened an oyster saloon
and eating house on Cottage street, Bay
onne. and succeeded in building up quite
α trade, the active management of af
fairs falling upon Jerry.
After a while John began to neglect his
business, and a few weeks ago disap
E eared for three days. He was found
y his brother in Jersey City, apparently
in a dazed condition, and told a story of
having been kidnapped in New York and
taken to Boston. He said that he had
been robbed of all his money, about Ï1S0,
on the trip.
He remembered nothing, except the
fact that lie had been in New York, and
afterwards found himself in Boston,
having no knowledge of how he got
After his return to Bavonne he dis
posed of his interest in the eating house
and opened an establishment of his own
on Avenue D. Here he failed, however,
and closed the doors after only three
days. Young Lisk has been subject to
fits for some years, and he has always
been looked upon as of slightly un
balanced mind. His death is momentarily
Rayonne Brevities.
Independence Fire Association last
night elected Counsellor Allan Benny
and Mr. Daniel Murray to membership.
A new feature was inaugurated after the
regular ousmess. The members were
Invited to the lower floor, where refresh
ments were served. In the parlors, after
the supper. President R. JL\ Ten Broeck,
Chief Engineer J. Herman Mahnkeo,
Secretary James Benny and others made
brief speeches.and there was music byMr.
Hugh H. Mara, Mr. W. D. Gordon and
Mr. Fazakerly.
Mr. and Mrs. William Murphy, of Ave
nue D and West Eleventh street, a few
evenings since celebrated the birthday of
their eldest child in a very pleasant man
ner, a number of friends participating.
Dancing was a feature of the evening.
Among the number present were Mr. und
Mrs. Cruse, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
O'Keefe, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sullivan,
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Walsh, Mr. and
Mrs. Patrick Nugent, the Misses Nugent,
the Misses McCarty, the Misses Scott,
Miss Smith, Miss Maguire, Miss Mer
nane, and Messrs. Jerry Sullivan, Dennis
O'Brien, James Hanorahan. Matthew
Qualoy, John O'Keefe, Ed. O'Keefe and
The Rev. William R. Berry will occupy
the pulpit of the Bergen Point Baptist
Church tomorrow forenoon and evening.
The Rev. W. J. Deaton, of Drew Semi
nary, will preach tomorrow in the
Methodist Mission Rooms, Schuyler Hall.
It is expected that the Rt. Rev. Ethel
bert Talbot, Bishop of the Missionary
Jurisdiction of Wyoming and Idaho, will
preach tomorrow afternoon in Trinity
P. E. Church.
Eb. Berry, Jr., and Captain Banker are
At Eallsburg, N. Y., on a fishing trip.
St. Matthew's Church, Sussex street. Ser
vices al half-past ten a. in. and half-past seven
p. m. The Rev. Joseph A. Nock, rector, will offi
ciate at each service.
Christadelphian Ecclesia, Union Hall, cor
nel - of Grove and Fourth streets. Mr. K. \V.
Cranshaw will lecture at half-past ten a. m. Sub
ject:—"The Wages of Sin ana the Gift of God as
Taught in Scripture Compared with Popular
Theology." Mr. J. U. Robertson will lecture at
half-past seven p. m. Subject:—"The Kingdom
or God; Its Time, Place, Character."
Free Reformed Church. Grand street, the
Kev. A. A. Zabrlskie, pastor. Services at ha.f
Îiast ten a. ra. and half-past seven p. m. Sub
set for the morning, "The Relation of the
Ioly Spirit to Jesus Christ."
Scotch Presbyterian Church, Mercer, near
Varicfc street. Services tomorrow at haif-past
ten a. m. and half-past seven p. in., conducted
by the Rev. David Mitchell, pastor.
Scotch Church MiseioN, corner of Grand and
Woodward streets. The Kev. Thomas Houston,
the blind evangelist, pleaches at four p. m. to
morrow. Sabbath school at nine a. in.
Trixity M. E. Church, York street, near War
reu. Preaching at half-past ten a. m. and half
oast seven p. m. by the pastor, the Kev. John
Crawford. levelling subject:—"The Great White
Throne," this being the third of a aeries on "The
Career of a Lost Soul."
St. Paul's M. E. Church. Rev. D. Halleron,
pastor. Fortieth anniversary of the church.
Love feast at nl^e a. m., the Kev. Dr. Hughes
presiding Preaching at half-past ten a. m. by
the Rev Dr. Larew Fraternal greetings by five
leading pastors of the city at three p. ni. Grand
platform meeting at half past seven p. m.
The Tabernacle, corner York and Henderson
streets. Morning service, the Rev. J. F. Thomp
son will deliver the third of the denominational
series, entitled, "Why 1 am a Universalis!."
Evening service, the Rev. John L. Scudder will
Ëreach. Subject: — "Ch list Ian Eclecticism; or,
old Fast to that which is Good "
for a disordered liver try Beechah'b Pill*.
The Liveliest Season Known in This
Vicinity—Κ vents Hooked for the Al
leys—Bergen Howlers Beaten—Other
Scores and Sports,
Just as we predicted. This season !
would be the, liveUst that has been !
known in this city in the history of bowl
ing. We hare had th· team tournaments
of the Palma and Jersey City Athletic
Clubs and jolly exciting events they
were. Grand scores, too, were made and
the lovers of the superb pastime In this
city have occasion to feel proud of the
skill shown.
Several Rames have been played be
ween clubs and many more have been or
will be arranged between local and out of
town clubs.
The interesting events are to follow.
The Jersey City Amateur Bowling
League will open their season next Mon
day night, when the Lafayettes will bowl
against the Century· on the letter's
alleys, and the Volunteers will go to
Greenville and tackle itie Independents.
The following week the tournament of
the Amateur Bowling Association will
begin aurt the crack teams of the Jersey
City Athletic Club, Palma Club, Stuteu
Island Athletic Club, Elizabeth Athletic
Club and Oritani Athletic Club, of Hack
ensack, will start their struggle for the
Then the Wheelmen's Bowling League
tourney will open and this city will be
represented by the Hudson County Wheel
The schedule of the Jersey City Ama
teur Bowling League was published ex
clusively In The JEitBEr Crrr News last
The schedule of the Bowling Associa
tion has been arranged. The committee
held a meeting at the Palma Club house
and adopted the schedule prepared by
Mr. Samuel Hathaway, of the Palma
Club. The dates of games, contestants,
and where they will be played follow:—
Κ S. Β P.
K(*lder a 3 5 1*1
Veil Berg 5 1 4 158
Doty 3 5 3 165
Badaley 0 4 6 121
ohllne 0 ft 5 126
Frledenthal...3 1 6 187
Hoffman 1 4 δ 141
Natile 4 3 3 191
Bauer 2 5 8 155
Kramer 4 2 5 149
Totals. 24 83 45 1483
». 8. B. S.
Wilson 3 3 4 ISO
O'Donnell 2 2 6 1&
Mount 4 2 4 172
HeluUe I 6 3 150
Gallery ft 4 1 501
MeDougall —2 2 6 118
itedgrave 2 4 3 113
empler 3 1 6 126
uudy 1 2 7 114
arle 1 7 2 161
Totale 24 33 43 1473
Bergen 158 291 422 58Î 734 915 1048 1211 1334 1473
Independent.. 128 260 43J 60! 749 922 1059 1188 1294 1488
TJmplro—W. Attn.
Scorer*—Messrs. Bauer and Smith.
The Schedule Committee of the Wheel
men's Bowling League met last night at
the rooms of the Brooklyn Bicycle Club.
The schedule was not completed, as the
representative of the New York B. C. was
absent. The organizations represented
were the Hudson County Wheelmen, of
Jersey City; Atlanta Wheelmen's Club,
of Newark; Kings County Wheelmen, of
Brooklyn; Brooklyn Bicycle Club, of
Brooklyn, and Citizens Bicycle Club, of
New York.
i^aen leum wui yiny icu gauius wuu |
every other team in the league.
The umpires appointed were Messrs.
Benedict» Eldringe and Kerr, of this city, ]
and Messrs. Charion, Edwards, Bridge
man, Raymond, Crichton aud Halsey.
The League games will begin on De
cember 2, when the Hudson County
Wheelmen will bowl against the Brook
lyn Bicycle Club at Brooklyn.
The list submitted by the Hudson
County Wheelmen was ratified. It was |
as follows:—December 2, at Brooklyn, vs.
Brooklyn Bicycle Club; December 24, at
Brooklyn, against Kings County Wheel
men; January 10, at home, against At
lantas; January 21. at Newark, against
Atlantas: January 28, at New York,
against Citizens' Bicycle Club; February
8, at home, against Brooklyn Bicycle
Club; February 14, at home, against
Kings County Wheelmen: February 15,
at home, against Citizens' Bicycle Club.
Schedule—Amateur Bowling Associa
Tuesday, November 19, Orltanl vs. Staten Island,
Orltanl alley*.
Wednesday, November 20, Elisabeth vs. Palm*,
Tuesday, November 26, Jersey City vs. Palma,
Jersey City.
Wednesday, November 27. Staten Island vs. Eliza
beth. Staten Island . .
Tuesday, December 3, Staten Island vs. Jersey
City, Staten Island.
Wednesday, December 4, Elizabeth vs. Orltanl, |
Tuesday. December 10, Palma vs. Orltanl, Palma.
Wednesday. December 11, Jersey City vs. Eliza
beth, Jersey City.
Tuesday. December 17, Staten Island vs. Palma,
Scaten Island.
Wednesday, December 18, Orltanl vs. Jersey City,
Tuesday, January 7, Staten Island vs. Orltanl,
Staten Island.
Wednesday, January 8, Palma vs. Elizabeth,
Tuesday. January 14, Palma vs. Jersey City,
Wednesday, January 15, Elisabeth vs. Staten
Island, Elizabeth.
Tucsdav, January 21, Jersey City vs. Staten Island,
Jersey City.
Wednesday, January 22, Orltanl vs. Elisabeth,
Tuesday. January ft), Orltanl vs. Palma, Oritan 1.
Wednesday, Junnary 28, Elizabeth vs. Jersey City,
Tuesday, February 4, Palma vs. Staten Island,
Wednesday, February 5, Jersey City vs. Orltanl,
Jersey City.
Tuesday, February 11, Orltanl vs. Staten Island,
Wednesday, February 12, Elizabeth vs. Palma.
Jersey City.
Tuesday, February 18. Jersey City vs. Palma,
Wednesday. February 19, Staten Island vs. Eliza
beth, Palma.
Tuesdayc February 25, Elisabeth vs. Orltanl, Jer
iey City.
Wednesday, February 28, Staten Island vs. Jersey
City, >alma.
Tuesday. March 4, Palma vs. Orltanl, Jersey City.
Wednesday. March 5, Jersey City vs. Elizabeth,
Tuesaay, March 11, Orltanl vs. Jersey City, Palma.
Wednesday, March U, Staten Island vs. Palma,
Jersey City.
lost the Game In the Lut Frame by
Tea Pin».
The Bergen Bowling Club visited New
ark last night to plav the first of the
series of games with their old rivals
the Independents.
The Bergen's vanquished the Xewark
ers last year, and were confident of
again gathering in their scalpe. They
missed connections last night owing to
the ovorconiidence of some of their
players, and the nervousness and ill luck
of those of their crack bowlers who
barely reached triple ligures.
Frank Gallery was in splendid shape
and put up 201. His work should have
encouraged such bowlers as Bundy and
Kuempler, who can always beat the aver
age at home by α large majority.
Even with the low scores of a few the
Bergens had the lead at the close of the
ninth frame by forty plus and the odds
were ten to one that they would win. The
Independents struck η streak of luck in
the tenth frame and added 188, which
was just half a hundred belter than the
Jersey City boys did, and the victory went
to the Newarkers by ten pins. The Ber
gens are still confident of winning the
Wheelmen on tlie Allevs.
The bowling team of the Hudson
county Wheelmen had their practice
bowl at Brown's Court House alleys last
night. They made a fair average. That
of the entire team was 148 8-10. If they
always do as well in the League games
they will not be far from first place at
the finish. The wheelmen will certainly
improve as their scores have improved
withe very practice game. It will not be
surprising if they get their average up to
100 or better, as tlie oowlers are manifest
ίιικ (Treat Interest and are bowling with
care. Teams were selected last night by
Captain Bowly and Captain Eldridije.
They rolled an even came, and closed
with α difference of only fifteen pins. The
TEASf NO. 1.
Dowby 183
Shone.. 155
Stenken ISO
Benedict 128
Eveland JS2
Total 787
Till MO. 2.
Eldrldge 183
Thomiar.... 147
Korth 158
Nichols 130
Steftens 125
Total 75S
Volunteers' Merry Night.
The Volunteers will put a strong team
in the Amateur League. The club
bowled last night at Becker's alleys, and
If the players continue putting up the
fine game they did iu their practice last
evening they will be, If not in the lead of
the League at the close of the season,
"near it, very near it."
The score of one of the games follows:—
O.Lurah 1RS | R. Gilbert 175
J. Fulton 171
E. Humphrey 161)
A. Orabo 1+1
E. Orabo 157
K. Roehner 100
Ρ Karser 104
J. Butcbenkirk 132
A. Butchenkirlt.... 149
0. Caswell 173
J. Geruaut 164
Total 970 I Total S57
Teutonlas Twist the Ball.
Ex-Alderman Charley S tel t man was ]
missing last night from the regular bowl
ing exercises of the Teutonla Club, ifis
rheumatism was the cause. The other
members enjoyed themselves, and re
gretted that he was not with them.
Buncke made the biggest score of the
evening. This was a specimen score:—
Buncke 182 I Behrens 1B0
Gruber 182 | Ruiand 140
Franz 129 I Steiger 103
Henn 149 | Klasnman 153
Vail 1401 Dobruian 129
Total 732 I Total G35
Bowling Break· and Strike·.
The Belvederes will bowl against the
Palma Club's league team at the Palma
alleys this evening.
Jack Smith will try and beat his big
score tonight.
Several of the Palma Club's bowlers
are members of the Belvederes.
The Klikow Bowling Club will organize
next Monday evening at Frank Muller's
alleys. No. 51 Newark avenue. All pre
sent and former members of the Pin
Knights not members of the Hudsons
are requested to attend.
Frank .Muller has put two powerful
lights at the end of his alleys. Reflectors
throw the light on the pins. It is a de
cided improvement.
The figures 208 are marked on the wail
at the end of Muller's alley. The man
who made this remarkable score, the best
that has been put up this season on the
alleys, has returned to the city. He has
been enjoying a vacation of two weeks.
A score οι aamirers assemoiea iasr,
night to see the first of the series of games
between Oscar Fackert and Adolph
Walter, Jr. The bowlers did not
The league team of the Jersey City
Athletic Club had a practice roll last
Peter Doyle had a score of 313 last
night. He ie ready to challenge M. J.
John Walsh is improving and is making
good scores.
The Centurys have bang up big posters
to announce their game at Brown's Al
leys next Monday night.
The detailed scores of the games of the
Amateur Bowling League will be given
In the Nswe.
The Pin Knighte intend playing several
match games before the season closes.
They do not tremble when the name of
the Hudsons is mentioned.
The New Jerseys will bowl at Becker's
this evening.
The Independents' League team will
practice at Metropolitan Hall tonight.
The John Boyd Bowling Club takes
pride in the fact that all the candidates
who are members of the club were
elected Tuesday. Register George B.
Fielder is an honorary and Freeholders
Kitnmerlv, Tierney and Pflngsteu and
Assemblyman-elect Boyle are active
He I* Hatched to Fight the Unbeaten
Nolan and Murphy.
Cal McCarthy, the champion, will have
two engagements. He will meet Mike
Nolan in α flght to a finish within live
weeks. The men met Thursday and
agreed to the meeting. There will be a
prize of $600 and a stake. The principals
and backers will meet today to sign the
articles of agreement.
McCarthy will of course train in this
city. Jack O'Mara will be his trainer.
Nolan will train at the rooms of the
Horubacher Athletic Club. The latter is
a recent arrival from the old country and
has a clean record of victories. The easy
manner in which he finished Williams a
few days ago shows that he is a man in
the first class. McCarthy has yet to meet
a better man in his class—114 pounds.
The record of one or the other will be
Uai's older engagement win oe wun
Johnny Murphy, ot Boston. They fought
several months ago and Murphy proved a
tough opponent. He injured his arm and
lost the battle. His backer still considers
him a better man than McCarthy in
the ring. After mauy weeks of talk the
backers have settled down to business.
They have agreed that the two men shall
meet in this vicinity ou January 31, for a
purse of $1,000 and an outside bet of 1500.
The clever lighters will soften their
blows with two-ounce gloves. Murphy's
backer has deposited t"J50 and Joe Early
has put up $500. There will be no trouble
about a referee, as A1 Smith has been
The backer of Upham has responded to
the challenge of BUI Dunn, of this city,
He has deposited a forfeit of Î50, and is
willing to match Upham against Dunn
in a iinish fight with two ounce glove· for
any part of *1,000, the fight to take place
within six weeks after signing articles.
Upham's backer will be at the office of
the Illustrated News next Monday after
noon, to meet with Dunn's financial
Jack Carey is waiting for a rival.
He Went to Sleep in a Dangerous Place
and Wan Scnlded.
A pitiful accident occurred yesterday
afteruoon at the Pennsylvania Railroad
round house, near Warren street. George
Kramer, a fourteen year old waif, thinly
clad and thoroughly chilled by the cold,
drizzling rain, crept Into the ash pit near
the round house. The agreeable warmth
of the place made him drowsy, and in a
few minutes he fell asleep.
A locomotive backed down over the
pit while he was sleeping there and begau
to let off steam. The little fellow was
badly scalded about the feet before he
could be taken out. He was sent to the
City Hospital.
Christ Hospital's See Buildings.
The Council of Christ Hospital cor
dially invite the people of Jersey City to
be present at the opening of the new
hospital buildings. The benediction, by
the Klght Rev. the Bishop of Newark,
will take place on Wednesday, November
13, at eleven o'clock a. m. The buildings
Will be open to visitors on Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday from eleven a. m.
to nine p. m., when donations of money
and provision· will be thankfully re
Manx District· In the City Are Under
Water Today.
The rain storm of last evening hog placed
ι largo section of Hoboken under water.
The dowu-pour began between one and
two o'clock this morning, and within an
hour the sewers were clogged with mud
and the water began to pour through the
streets in torents.
The lowlands that extend from the
southern section of Weehawken to
Jersey City were soon under
wuter and the inhabitants
of the little swamp shanties were obliged
to desert the ttrst flosr.s of their dwe'Iinge
and remove their furuiture the rooms
above to avoid the water that began to
flow over the door sills.
Before daybreak the waters nad reached
Mudlson street. The tracks of the West
Shore Railroad were under water, and it
was Impossible to reach the station at
the foot of First street without wading.
The fog caused a slight delay on the
ferries, but no accidents have been re
At the depot of the Delaware, Lacka
wauua and Western road I was told that
no washouts had been reported, and that
the trains were running regularly.
The tracks of the North Hudson County
Railroad, at Ferry and Jefferson streets,
are under water, which reaches above the
knees of the horses.
It has been years since so many of
Hoboken's streets have been under water,
and it is generally admitted that had the
rain beeu followed by a high wind the
damage could hardly be estimated.
Five of the Augusta Victoria's Crew
Brnucli tto Fort In Irons.
A number of sailors on the ocean flyer,
the Augusta Victoria, of the Hamburg
and Bremen line, mutined las evening
as the steamer was passiug Sandy Hook.
The men had unearthed a few bottles
of rum and were soon in a state of
glorious intoxication. Fourth Officer
Tesdorf ordered them to work and they
refused to obey him. He promptly
summoned the rest of the crew to his
assistance and the mutineers were ironed
hand and foot.
When the steamer reached the Ham
burg Pier at Hoboken this morning Cap
tain Alberts seut to the police for assist
ance, and the five ringleaders were
marched there and locked up. Their
names are Fritz Bellig, Albert Volfgram,
Whilhelm Thorns, Ludwig Hausen and
JvUiug Uraehlerb.
The men were much dejected and
promised to behave themselves if they
were set free.
The mutineers will be arraigned before
Recorder McDonough, and he will prob
ably send them before United States Com
missioner Molrhead.
Policemen and Firemen Accused of
Handling Him Violentij.
Policemen Clark and Barry of the
Grove street station, who, ex-Policeman
Hartdegan says assaulted him, had a
further examination this morning before
Justice Stilslng. William Looney, with
two elegent black eyes, testified tnat he
did not see either of the accused strike
Hartdegan, but that Barry did assault
him (Looney).
Hartdegan says that he was whipped
by the policemen because he told them
that they were his servants He doubt
less had in mind the remarks of Presi
dent Feeney, of the Police Board, when
he told Mr. Garwood that the Commis
sioners are the servants of the people.
The accused policemen claim that
Hartdegan received his cuts and bruises
in a fight with a man named Murphy, and
all that they did was to separate the men.
The case was further postponed to enable
Hartdegan to get more witnesses.
John Whalen and Michael Donnegal,
two members of Hook and Ladder Com
pany No. 2, who were also charged with
assaulting Hartdegan, waived examina
tion, and had their cases sent to the
Grand Jury.
Money for GhrUt Hospital.
The chaplain of Christ Hospital thank
fully acknowledges the following dona
tions towards the current expenses during
the past week:—A. C. Bode, Union Hill,
IS; F. W. and P. K., $2 each; R. C. L.. R.
D. U., L. H. B., Mrs. A. H. Francke, J.
H. Ficken, J. Miller, *1 each; Mr. H.
fifty cents; H. B.. twenty-five cents; M.
B., twenty-five cents. Contributions,
large or small, or pledges payable
monthly, quarterly, or at any time, will
be welcomed by the Rev B. R Phelps,
Christ Hospital, Palisade avenue, Jersey
City. _
St. Paul'· Lutheran Concert.
A vocal and instrumental concert with
organ recital will be given in St. Paul's
Lutheran Church, corner of Summit and
St. Paul's avenues, Thursday evening,
November 14. The St. Paul's Choral
Union, of Jersey City, St. Paul's Quar
tette, Prof. A. Lederhaus' Horn Quar
tette, of New York; Miss Emma Haas,
soprano, and Profs. Edward E. aud Ε. I).
Jardine, of New York, and Mr. Louis
Faber and Mr. A. Davis, zither and
violin soloists, of Jersey City, are among
the volunteer talent.
Α ιχβιιιΐ Amiiuunct.
The ambulance formerly in use at the
City Hospital has been placed In good
condition, and, commencing with this
afternoon, it will be kept at the Rink
stables, near the new Police Headquar
tera, together with a stretcher and blan
ket», to be used In cases of accident. The
vehicle will also be used in cases of neces
sity as a patrol wagon. This is a move in
the right direction, and while it will re
lieve the continued demand on the em
ployes of the hospital it will be of valuable
assistance to the police.
Delegates to the Catholic Congress.
At a regular meeting of Paulus Hook
Council No. 183, C. B. L·., held at their
hall on Grand street last evening, Messrs.
Tumelly. Kelly, Buckley and Halloran
were elected representatives to the Cath
olic Congress to be held in the city of
Baltimore, Md., November 11 and 13,
commemorating the centennial cele
bration of the Catholic Hierarchy of the
United States.
Tried to Walk Too Soon.
Some time ago Theresa Harney, of No.
(!31 Henderson street, broke her leg. The
limb was set in plaster, and the fractured
bones were knitting nicely wheD yester
day, disregarding surgical advice, she
removed the bandages and attempted to
ι walk' The leg broke again In conse
quence, and now Mrs. Harney is in the
City Hospital repenting of her folly.
Opening of Christ Hospital.
The opening of the new Christ Hospital,
on Palisade avenue, will take place on
Wednesday next. Governor Green, the
Episcopal Bishop of this diocese, the
.Mayors of Jersey City and Hoboken and
public officials and clergymen will be
Λ Quiet Wedding.
Among the quiet weddings of the week
was that of Miss Florence G. Thorndyite
and William P. Williams. The ceremony
was performed by the Rev. G. W.
Nicholson, on Wednesday evening, after
which Mr. and Mrs. Williams departed
for a Wedding trip.
The Citizens' Association
Considers Some Im
Commissioner Van Keuren Puts
Them on the Right Track.
The Bergen Improvement Association
hold an unimportant session at Fair
mount Hall last evening. The attend
ance was somewhat slim, but this was
accounted for by Mr. McBurney, who re
marked that on acoount of the late elec
tion he did not wonder that some of them
had the blues.
The new school house problem waa m
topic of some discussion. The evident in
tention to erect a school house on Tonnele
avenue was criticised. Mr. McBurney be
lieves that there is greater need of a
school house in the Fifth district than
over near the present No. 11 on Bergen
He advocates the purchase of land
somewhere near Woodward street. Mr.
McBurney knows of over a hundred chil
dren in that neighborhood who run about
the streets from morning till night,
simply for want of school room.
"It would be better to educate them
now," said Mr. McBurney, "than to
support them later in Snake Hill."
Land, according to Mr. McBurney, is
cheaper now thau it ever will be again in
the Fifth district, and he would advise
that small buildings be erected tem
porarily and as improvements grow up
around them large and more substantial
structures could be put up.
Mr. McBurney in speaking on the new
school to be erected, possibly on Tonuele
avenue, said that Ϊβυ,ΟΟΟ was too much to
pay for one school building. He was
laboring under a misapprehension
though, as no such sum was thought of
for one building, and Commissiouer Van
Keuren, who by the way joined the
organization last evening, took him up
aud explained the matter thoroughly. In
thanking him for the explanation ilr
McBurney explained that he obtained his
information from the Journal.
"Well, I know as much about the mat
ter as the Journal does," remarked the
Commissioner, aud a general laugh fol
lowed. There was a second laugh at the
expense of our esteemed contemporary
later when W. W. Knight made some
misstatements relative to the repavement
of Montgomery street. Commissioner
Van Keuren again made the correction
and Mr. Knight attributed his mistake to
the Journal. This brought on a general
laugb that did not subside for some min
utes. The Board of Works was criticized
for procuring the granite blocks being
used in this work from a foreign State.
Those who spoke on the subject, prin
cipally Dr. Watson, thought that the
trap rock which is being turned out from
this city's impromptu quarries was of
sufficiently gooa quality to answer the
purposes to which the expensive specifi
cation blocks now being used are put.
Commissioner Van Keuren also re
plied to these evidences of dissatisfaction
with the explanation that the blocks
being used are of such superior quality
that the city will save eonsideraOJe in
the long run, and that all the trap ruck
blocks are being used in the county just
as fast as they are beinc turned out. Mr.
McBurney remarked that a driveway, at
least sixty feet in width, snould be con
structed from Bayonne to Union Hill.
This,Mr. McBurney thinks,is an improve
ment that must come within ten years,
and we might as well have it now as
The matter was referred to the Com
mittee on Improvements. The extension
of Monticello avenue through to Mont
gomery street was also discussed and was
referred to the Improvement Committee.
The conversion of Mill creek into a great
sewer into which all the smaller sewers
will empty, and which will have its out
let at about the mouth of the Hudson woe
discussed at length and was advocated by
everybody present. The matter was re
ferred to the Sewer Committee.
This will about settle the fate of thlp
ancient nuisance.
Other minor matters were discussed
and the organization adjourned to meet
on November 23.
They Hid tile Junkman's Wagon.
James Flood, aged sixteen years, was
arraigned before Justice Stilslng thia
morning charged with disorderly con
duct. Policeman Rickerick, who arrested
him, said that lie is one of the worse boys
that frequent the neighborhood of the
A driver for Callahan, the juuknian,
the policeman snid, left a wagon standing
in the street and Flood and another boy
drove it away and hid it. James will
spend the next two days in the deserted
cltv Drison.
Seemner Association of Odd Fellows
will hold their annual reception at
Cooper Hall on Thursday evening, the
21st inst.
The Kev. Mr. Blight, pastor of the
Lafayette M. E. Church, will address the
young ladies of the congregation on Sun
day evening.
St. Patrick's Church fair was continued
at liergen Hall last evening. The fair is
proving quite successful.
Four hundred new volumes have been
recently added to the library of the
Lafayette M. E. Sunday school.
The annual ball of the Ruby Coterie, of
the Heights, will be siven at the Avenue
House, Five Corners, Monday evening
November 11.
Lincoln Lodge No. 11, Sons of Liberty,
will give its fourth annual ball Monday
eveuing November 11, at Kessler'g Hall.
The Saiuirerbund, of Jersey City
Heights, will hold Its first Stiftung'e Feet
Thursday evening November 31, at the
Avenue House, Five Corners. The society,
organized only one year ago, has become
a strong and popular institution. The
arrangements for celebrating the anni
versary will include entertainment, con
cert and hop.
The St. John's Catholic Club, connected
with St. John's Catholic Church, is pre
paring for its second dramatic entertain
ment, in aid of the rectory fund, to be
given at St. John's Hall, Nelson avenue
and Van Winkle street, the evenings of
November 19 and -JO. An excellent pro
gramme will be presented.
John McMahon, of No. 124 Van Home
street, fell on Henderson street, while
drunk, last evening, and received an ugly
scalp wound. He was attended by Dr.
Hoffman, aud subsequently removed by
ambulance to the City Hospital.
Michael O'Connor, ageu twenty-three
years, a bartender, of No. 55S Henderson
street, was charged before Justice Stil
sing this morning with assaulting Den
nis Clifford with a bottle. As Clifford
did not appear against him he was held
for further examination.
The Weather at Hartnett's.
November 8. h eg. November S>. Dtg.
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At β P. M 60 ι At VA. M 50
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