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YOL L NO. 218.
The Old Freeholders Pre
paring to Do Six Months'
Business for the New.
Counsellor McGratli's Device to
Save the County from Being
Overwhelmed with
I —
An unusual thing happened yesterday.
The Board of Freeholders mustered a
quorum and held a meeting. After
every one had recovered from the snr
; prise,at finding eleven members present,
the number needed to make a quorum,
Freeholder Pairson asked to be excused.
This the director refused to grant; for, he
said, without Mr. Pairson no business
could be done.
After going through some routine busi
ness a communication from John A. Mc
Grath, counsel to the Board, was read. It
stated that WiUiam|B. Cook had begun a
suit against the county to recover the
amount he claims to be due him for SUp
nlins furnisher! the countv. Another
communication from the same official
informed the Board that; Judce Douglass
Lad rendered judgment against the
county for Î147.U1 in favor of Wood &
Menagh, for supplies furnished. Coun
sellor McGrath asked to be instructed
vhether to appeal from this decison.
"The bill is evidently a proper one,"
said Freeholder Turner, "and I don't see
why it should not be paid. The goods
were furnished and no question has been
raised as to the quality."
"These people.*' replied Counsellor Mc
Grath, who had listened attentively to
the reading of his communication, saw
fit to sue the county iustoad of waiting
for their money like everyone else. Now
should everyone who has an unpaid claim
sue for it I could not care for the cases
and I would require one or two assistants
to aid me. Judgmeut in this case, in my
opinion, is coutrary to law."
While the members were wondering
how many others that have had requisi
tions are likely to sue to recover the
amount due them. Freeholder Rollston
asked if these particular goods had been
furnished by requisition.
"They were," replied the Director.
"Who ordered them?"
"Freeholder Turner," Clerk Boyd put
"What right had he to do this? Was he
authorized by the Board?" continued Mr.
"He was not authorized," answered
Clerk Boyd.
"This discussion is entirely out of
order," said Freeholder Nelson, Mr.
-.Turner's only Republican colleague.
"We are not investigating the purchase
of these articles, but are to decide
whether an appeal shall be taken or not."
"If this judgment is paid." interjected
Counsellor McGrath, "it will establish a
dangerous precedent."
He probably meant by this that the
same course of proceedure would take
place in all unpaid requisitions and the
number is legion. It so thoroughly
frightened those who were responsible
for the requisitions that a motion at once
prevailed to refer the matter to counsel
with power.
This means that an appeal will betaken
and the present Board will by such ac
tion be relieved from the attempt to pay
other like claims until the decision on
the appeal is given, perhaps months
from now and if carefully manipulated
Counsellor McGrath notified the Board
that next Tuesday the Court of Errors
and Appeals will meet and by resolution
Counsellor Thomas F. Noonan was
directed to appear and prosecute the ap
peal at the expense of the County.
County Superintendent Gannon sub
mitted a stinging rebuke to Contractor
John A. Brown for his refusal to proceed
with work on the Hall of Records and
asked to be relieved from further respon
sibility unless the Board compelled Mr.
Brown to live up to his contract. It was
referred to counsel.
A requisition by Mr. Gannon asking
for some stove pipe, Are stoves, some
water pipe and small quantities of other
hnrfliTupn wiis ln.irl nn i hft t.flhlp
Warden Ryan, of the Almshouse, re
ported tnat the number of inmate» for
tho past month was 829; employes, 17,
making a total of 040, maintained at a
cost of $3,841.43. The report of Warden
Grimes, of the Penitentiary, shows that
for the same time there were 218 inmates
and 31 employes, or a total of 249. The
cost of maintenance was $2,780.84. There
was no report of the Asylum read.
The Board directed Clerk Boyd to ar
range for the annual visit to Morris
Plains, which will take place some day
next week.
By resolution the Board transferred
920,258.20 from permanent improvement
account to incidental expenses and
$410.58 from incidental account to salar
ies; $35 was also transferred from the in
terest account on County road and bridge
bonds to incidental expenses.
A resolution that will make the con
tractor friends of the Board happy next
prevailed. It was to the effect that a
committee be appointed to prepare a list
of supplies for tne six months next after
December 1, and to advertise for propos
als for the same. This move takes the
wind out of the sails of the incoming
Board and deprives it of considerable
It was ordered that a warrant be
drawn for $200 to the order of Joseph M.
Noonan in payment for his services in
preparing the present dietary system.
Freeholders Nelson and Turner were the
only one who voted no. The bill of
Architect Giele for $000 was also paid.
Director Steger appointed as a commit
tee to prepare the list of supplies:—Free
holders Boyle, Nelson and Houston, three
outgoing members, and the Board ad
Bergen County Farmer» are Organized
to Protect Game.
Sportsmen from New York, Brooklyn,
Jersey City, Newark and Paterson have
scoured the woods and fields of Bergen
county since November X. The farmers
a vho live on the banks of the Passaic
river have organized the Farmers' Game
Protective Association of Bergen county
1* *elf defeece against the hungry liun
maiV, who tear down stone walls to get
hidden rabbits, drive quails into the
farmers' barn-yards to shoot and burn
big forest trees to get a coon or possum.
Smith Chittenden organized the society
that will be regularly incorporated under
the laws of tho State. Sunday huuting
has been indulged in by visiting gunners
to an unusual extent this year. No
.tr anger will be permitted to hunt on
the lands of the members of the associa
tion, without a written permit signed by
a member and good for only one day. A
State Marshal will be in the employ of
the farmers, and every offender caught
will be prosecuted to the full extent of
the law. People in the upper end of the
are watching the new society, and if it
shall prove a success sister organizations
will be formed in every township by
farmers who own adjoining lands, nnd
itlneraut sportsmen will find themselves
limited in Bergen county to railroads
lands and public highways.
A Lively Meeting to Diicuss Taxation
and Other Matters.
1he monthly meeting of the Fourth
Assembly District Property Owners'
Association, at Kessler's last night, was a
very large and very spicy one.
President N. P. Merseles presided and
A. A. Frank, the secretary, was at his
Communications from the Lafayette,
Citizens' Protective Association and the
Greenville Citizens' Asssociation asking
for the appointment of a conference com
mittee to consider city legislation in the
matter of improvements were read, and
the requests were complied with by the
appointment of Dr. U. Allen, William H.
Wheeler and M. McGowan as the com
Martin Logan, chairman of a commit
tee appointed some time ago to ascertain
and report the rate of taxation, presented
a long report showing that the valuations
in the Fourth district had been increased
1182,000, a sum greater than the combined
increased valuations of the rest of the
city. The report brought out the views
of many members, and then it was de
cided that the committee be continued
and authorized to call a public meeting
to protest against the unequal discrimi
nation against the Fourth district.
A list of places requiring attention of
the Commissioners of Streets and Sewers
was read, including the junction of the
twentv-four inch sewer in Webster
avenue. The larger empties into tna
smaller, and every rain produces iloodea
streets at that point. It was voted to re
quest the Board to erect a bulkhead at
the point to remedy the matter. It was
decided to urge the Board to construct
receiving basins on Ogden avenue, op
posite South street, and at the corner of
South street and Cambridge avenue.
Also to repair crosswalks at tha corner
of Central avenue and Bowers street, and
to provide a crosswalk on Central avenue
between North and Irving streets. It was
further decided to request the Police
Commissioners to provide additional
lights on Bowers street, between Central
and Summit avenues, where there are
only two lamps now, and to erect lamps
on Summit avenue, between North and
Irving streets, where none have been lo
The question of the increased taxation
then came up again, and a general chorus
of indignant citizens was heard. Many
members asserted that their valuations
had been increased from 10 to 125 per
cent, over those of last year.
Secrerary Frank said he sold lots two
month3 ago in the district for sums $100
less than the valuation subsequently put
upon them. He mentioned two which
he sold for #265 and $290, which had been
valued respectively at $300 and $400.
J. M. Van Tassell thought the Execu
tive Committee should invite all tax
payers of the district who consider their
taxes exhorbitant to attend a public
meeting and there exhibit their bills, and
that they should go with the Executive
Committee to the Board of Appeals,
November 26, to demand relief, and fail
ing to secure such lelief they should pre
sent their grievances to the Mayor.
President Merseles took the floor and
made a spirited address against "the in
justice done the district." He claimed
the Fourth District had been punished
for the heavy vote it gave against adopt
ing the new charter, rie quoted from the
Building Inspector's reports, from June,
1888 to 1889, showing that in the Sixth
District, buildings valued at $926,000 had
been erected, while those of the Fourth
District were valued at $583,000, and said:
—"Yet there is a decrease of valuation in
the Sixth, while the increase in the
Fourth amounts to $182,000."
He made other contrasts, and presented
figures to show the injustice, which he
claimed had been done every resident of
the district, and added:—" If the increase
througnout the city had been proportion
ate with that of our district, the tax rate
would be $1.50 Instead of $2.80."
It was finally decided that the Execu
tive Committee call a public meeting to
take action in the matter.
The matter of night schools was dis
cussed and it was voted that the secretary
be directed to ask the Board of Finance
to provide means for maintaining a night
school in the district. John E. McArtlinr
moved that the secretary be instructed
to ask the Street and Water Commission
CX» tu J4IVO ma UI jj/uviuugiaj/H v/l uuu
Inspector appointed over the Cambridge
avenue sewer. It was stated that the îm
nrovement had been under way a long
time and that no Inspector had been seen.
The motion was adopted.
Λ Too Vigilant Watchman Uies a Stone
with Serious lleaulte.
The little son of Christian Davison, of
No. 70 High Point avenue, West Hobo
ken, is lying at his home with a fractured
skull. The youngster was playing in
front of the silk mills of Stiz & Schaffer
on Spring street.
The watchman of the building ordered
the boy away, and without giving him
time to obey (so the lad's parents say),
threw a stone at him which knocked him
The lad was removed to his home and
the police are trying to find the watch
The proprietors of the mill are trying
to compromise the matter, but the father
is determined to bring the matter to the
The injured boy is expected to recover.
I could not learn the name of the watch
North Hudaon Notes.
Charles Berger stole a number of cigars
from the store of Waas & Keisenberger (
on New York avenue, Union Hill, yester
day. The lad was arrested and com
mitted for trial.
The Union Hill Board of Education has
begun suit against Treasurer Brauustein
for (1,500. The Board failed to obtain
any satisfaction from the Council whom
they oetitioned to refund an assessment
which they levied against the school
Î>roperty. Treasurer Braunstein has not
et the suit bother him.
John Schneider, a Union Hill carpenter,
employed at the new lard refinery in
Guttenberg, was struck on the head by a
piece of falling timber yesterday and
dangerously hurt. Dr. Hill attended him.
He was removed to his home in Morgan
street. He is now unconscious and is not
expected to live through the day.
The Harmonia Society, of West Ho
bolcen, will give a concert in the school
house tomorrow evening. for the benefit
of the library. The officers of the asso
ciation are Edward Baptist, president,
A. Touruade, vice president; W. Jahl;
treasurer, and Albert C. Jahl, financial
A regular meeting of the Board of
Trade will De held at their rooms, Second
National Bank Building. Monday, ISth
inst., at eight o'clock p. m.
Fnx> Kt Ukt magic on a weak itomaoi·
Labor Men Want the
World's Fair to he Held
in New York.
The Central Trades' Assembly held a
regular meeting last night which was
largely attended. There was a good deal
of business brought forward which kept
the delegates employed until a late hour,
and, although some slight differences of
opinion were displayed, the proceedings
were entirely harmonious and the out
come decidedly advantageous to labor
Adolph Zoller, of the Pocahontas Asso
ciation of cigarmakere, was chosen chair
The Credentials Committee reported
favorably upon James Kelly, of the Sur
face Railroad Union and the new dele
gate was admitted.
Joseph McCann presented a set of reso
lutions urging the active participation of
the labor organizations of New Jersey in
securing the World's Fair for New York
City. The last resolution read:—
liesolved, That a committee be appointed to
wait on the Board of Trade and urge the neces
sity of devising some possible plan that Will give
the enterprising business men and labor organ
izations of New Jersey an opportunity to help
the World's Fair in a practical way by subscrib
ing a smn large enough to place New Jersey in
line with her neighboring States.
If the fair were held in New York,
said Mr. McCann, all workingrnen in the
vicinity would be benefitted. The build
ings would be constructed of wood and
iron and necessitate the employment of a
large number of men.
The reason why they did not propose to
*.r.11 +Yi« Untrni. rxf flw> Ait<r it. t-Viio
matter was because that gentleman, al
though a member of the New York com
mittee. had not done anything for the
movement so far as this city was con
Joseph Fuller thought the Board of
Trade might ask the Mayor to call a pub
lic meeting and thus the labor men
would be at the tail end of the affair,
while the Board would get the credit.
Robert Campbell believed the great
body of workiugmen who had lately Deen
told that they had not any stake in the
country should show what they could do
for the World's Fair.
Delegate Gilligan did not believe in the
Fair scheme at all, because it would
crowd more workmen into New York
than there was employment for. In New
York a carpenter could get Î3.50 a day at
the present time, but in Philadelphia,
where they had run expositions, it was
impossible to get more than $2 a day.
.Tames A. Stuart declared that the only
people who would make anything by this
fair scheme would be the hotels, saloons
and theatres.
C. Hudson believed that after the Fair
was over there would not be a market for
all the surplus labor and wages would
come down. But lie objected most to
asking the Board of !Trade, which was
composed of employers and merchants,
to raise ways and means for the working
men of the city to take part in this affair.
John Faulkner would like to see the
request of the Central Labor Union of
New York that the contracts for work on
ïhe Fair be given to New York bosses aftd
New York union men be given employ
ment carried out.
Richard (i. Allen believed in consult
ing the Board of Trade because there
were good labor men in it and it was the
duty of the Board to look after the city's
interests. The intention of the resolu
tions seemed to be to secure the co
operation of the Board with the labor
organizations. It was true the hotel
keepers and others would reap a rich
harvest by this project, but it was also
true that when there was plenty of
money in circulation there was plenty of
work. It was to their interest as work
ingmen to stimulate and encourage trade
and not put any obstacles iu its way.
The resolutions finally prevailed and
Messrs. McCann, Callahan and Stuart
were appointed a committee to wait upon
the Board of Trade.
James Dowling, of Typographical
Union No. 94, in introducing the follow
ing resolution, explained that its object
was to issue a monthly circular contain
ing lists of stores, eating houses and
similar places which employed and were
friendly to organized labor, with a view
to their encouragement by union men
and put fairly paid labor to the front in
Hudson county:—
Resolved, That the delegates forming this as
sembly make out a list of all union shops, stores
and factories whore union men are employed, or
union goods are made or sold in the different
branches of trade or employment that they re
present in this county; and be it
Resolved, That upon the completion of these
lists, they be forwarded to this body for publica
tion by this assembly monthly, and that they be
nii«>iilofaH oinnnir iini/tn rt-wm nnrl iViûïn friunilii
throughout this county, with the request that
they as far as lies in their power, trade with the
friends of labor whose names are upon those
lists ; and be it further
Resolved, That the cost of publication De borne
proportionately by those whose names will ap
pear on the lists.
The motion went through with a rush
anil Messrs. Dowling, Allen anil Hudson
were appointed a committee to prepare
the plan and report to the next meeting
of the Assembly.
Another resolution calling for joint
conferences of the Assembly with the
trades' assemblies of Passaic and Essex
counties was carried unanimously.
The remainder of the uiglit was taken
up with the consideration of the Coach
Drivers' Union's grievances against the
Undertakers' Association. The Assembly
made a strong stand in the matter and
declared that it would not rest until the
rights of the union coach drivers were
conceded by the bosses. It was finally
decided that the delegates bring the ques
tion before their trade organization and
request committees of three from each of
them to wait upon the Undertakers' As
sociation and inform that body that the
labor unions would not patronize them
until such times as they acceded to the
just demands of the union coach drivers.
Union and Non-Union Men at Mrs. Gib
son's Funeral.
The funeral of Mrs. Gibson, of No. 804
West Newark avenne, yesterday. was
marked by another unfortunate scene re
sulting from the coach drivers' war.
The union men refused to drive in liue
with the non-unionists, and became bois
terous in their declarations to that effect.
Trouble was feared and word was sent
to the Oakland avenue police station.
Meanwhile the union men argued several
families into abandoning their coaches,
among them a Mr. Bannister.
Ex-Commissioner O'Donuell was in
attendance at the funeral iu a coach
driven by a "scab." He stoutly refused
to leave the coach when requested to do
so, and was permitted to accompany the
cortcce in his own coach.
Captain Newton and ten policemen
arrived in answer to the summons, but
found nothing to do. There were three
of Edwards' coaches in the line and their
presence cansed the trouble.
Court Damon's Delegates.
Court Damon No. 7391, Ancient Orde
of Foresters of America, held a meeting
last night and elected delegates to the
Grand court to be organized at Roche's
Hail on Wednesday next. The represen
tatives chosen were E. R. Weasels and
John Hare.
He Starts the Machinery for a
Recount of Voles.
James Roche, the defeated fusionist
candidate for Director-at-Large, has
taken steps to contest the late elec
He has employed Counsellor Will
iam Dougherty to conduct the case
and is now endeavoring to obtain the
fifteen signatures to his petition re
quired by law.
Mr. Roche said this afternoon that
it was true that he had begun the
contest and that he did not go to bed
the night of election before he had
made arrangements to petition the
Courts for a recount of the ballots.
It was stated that William S. Stuhr,
who ran for Senator on the same
ticket with Mr. Roche, had joined
hiin in the contest.
Mr. Roche says that Stuhr hail not
agreed to join him yet, but no matter
whether he did or not he would push
the contest to the end.
A Rushing Train Narrowly Misses a
Loaded Horse Car.
Another horse car loaded with passen
gers had a narrow escape from being
crashed Into by a locomotive yesterday,
and it was only owing to the presence of
mind of the driver that a terrible catas
trophe was averted.
About four o'clock yesterday afternoon
No. 153, one of the handsome new cars
which the Jersey City and Bergen Rail
road Company lias placed upon its line,
approached the Newark avenue crossinir
of the Pennsylvania Kailroad on its way
to the Pavonia ferry.
Conductor James Clougher was in
charge of the car and John Conway was
TI10 car was comfortably filled, most of
the passengers being ladies, and children
on their way home from school.
Conway stopped his horses when he
reached the crossing, and says that the
gateman gave him the signal to come on.
He started up hia horses and drove
upon the track. He had crossed the east
bound track when he saw the gateman
deliberately lowering the north gate.
Hastily glancing along the track he saw
rapidly approaching.
Conway did not hesitate an instant,
but whipped up his horses and attempted
to drive off the tracks. The gateman,
seemingly indifferent to the fate of the
carload of passengers, continuât! to lower
the gate.
Conway, however, drove on and suc
ceeded in escaping. The descending
gate, however, caught the roof of the car
and tore off the chimneys.
The scraping noise on the roof at such
a place alarmed the passengers. They
began to scream and tumble over each
other in their endeavors to reach the
But tne danger was soon passed and
when the ladies and children saw the
train sweep by them, and perceived that
the car was not damaged they became
reassured and remained aboard. The
car continued on its trip to the Erie ferry,
but upon its arrival at the Exchange
Place depot it was laid up for repairs.
It is said that the gateman was dis
charged yesterday by the railroad com
The Terms of the Methodist ministers in
this Vicinity.
The terms of several clergymen of the
Newark M. E. Conference will expire
with the conference year, unless their re
turn is asked for by the various charges.
The Conference will be held at the Cen
tenary M. E. Church in Newark in April.
The term limit was three years until two
years ago, when it was extended to live
years if considered desirable by the con
gregation, presiding elder and the Bishop.
In fact the request is made annually but
common consent has resulted usually in
a return of the pastor (where acceptable)
for three consecutive years, which now
may be made live. The name of the liev.
Charles E. Miller, of Brooklyn, is men
t κ.», orl f At< Ατια nf tho r» 1111 i*r> Vi oa in Mau'orl*
lie preached in the Halsey Street Church
about a month ago. The following cler
gymen are now finishing the third and
fourth years respectively:—
Third year—Centenary. W. L. Hoag
laud; Central, F. C. Iglehart; Halsey
street, John Atkinson; St. Luke's Albert
Mann; Arlington, C. C. Winaus; East
Orauge. Henry Spellmeyer; Montclair, C.
S. Woodruff; Dennville and Rockaway VV.
M. Trumbower; South Orange, G. P.
Kckman; Hedding, Jersey City, W. C.
Snodirrass; Palisade, J. B. Taylor; Sinu>
son, Wiliiaui Eakius; West Side, H. D.
Weston; Nyack, J. I. Boswell; Cranford,
J. W. Seran; Meclianicsvf lie. W. W*
Voorhees; New Germaniown, T. J. Hag.
gerty; Newton, S. H. Jones; Raritan
J. A. Cole; Port Riehmond, C. E,
Little; Roseville, E. S. Jameson;
Westfleld, J. A. Uwen; Belvidere, E. A.
Crasto; Blairstown, M. C. Reed; Colum
bia, A. L. Smith; Dover, First—W. E.
Biakesloe; Second—Frederick Bloom;
Lafayette, J. H. Timbrell; Newton, Wes
ley Martin; Paterson avenue, Thomas
Hall; Prospect street, Solomon Parsons,
Rockaway, M. T. Uibbs; Sucasunna, W.
M. Carr; Vienna, Albert Van Dusen.
Fourth Year—Belleville. T. C. Mayhau;
Hackensack, J. W. Dally; Hoboken, G.
J. Conkling; Port Jervis, W. S. Gallo
way; Suffern. G. S. Montsley; Monsey,
J. B. Heywood; Cokesbury, David Wal
ters; Quakerton, C. E. Walton; Staple
ton, J. G. Johnson· Hainesville, William
Stout; Hibernia, J. W. Barrett; Philips
burg, J. R. Wright.
Grocer M'Cube'» llejuvenated Wajjon.
In the First District Civil Court this
morning the somewhat peculiar case of
Grocer Frank McCabe against Wheel
wright Peter Jockin was considered.
McClave hired Jochiu to repair his
wngon, and he says that he agreed to pay
$12 for the job. When he called to get tho
renovated vehicle, however, he found that
it had been practically built over again,
and that a bill of Ï61.80 was attached
to it.
He couldn't pay it and Jockin wouldn't
give up the wagon. McCabe now sues to
recover it. Jockin claims that he had
general orders to repair it. Decision was
* A New Rranch l'oit Office.
Postmaster Dickinson received from
the Postmaster General this morning, an
girder establishing a branch post office at
No. 452 Bergan avenue, to be known as
the Bergen Avenue Station.
The new seation is in Johnson's station
ery store, near Montgomery street. The
sum of jKSOO per annum is appropriated
for the office, and December 1 is ilxed as
the day for the opening of th^ new office.
' J
They Sink Before the Dusky
but Artistic Belles of
New York.
"Umpah," said a young gentleman of
color, scornfully, as he stood in the vesti
bule of Ziou M. E. Church last evening.
'Ί knowed dem New Yorkers was feered
to show up. Dey knows t'aint no use to
drill 'longside de Jersey City grub sling
He did not use that term as one of re
proach, but merely wished to indicate the
celerity with which the young ladies to
whom he referred could handle their glit
tering waiters—insignia of their profes
sion. Sixteen of them were to contest at
the Ζ ion church fair with au equal num
ber picked from the deftest handed maid
ens in the metropolis.
I passed into the church auditorium
where the drill was to take place. About
three hundred people of mixed shades of
complexion fringed the sides and rear of
an open square, and a row of ultra-bru
nette faces peeped over the gallery rail
upon the scene below.
The New Yorkers hadn't put in an ap
pearance at ten o'clock, and the Jersey
City platoon decided to give an exhibition
drill. Miss Stella Jackson, a very darkly
complected young girl, struck up a
pretty march on the organ. A door at
far end of the room opened and the
platoon liled in. Sixteen of Jersey City's
fairest—of a color warranted not to fade
—neatly apparelled in black, with white
collars, cuffs, aprons and caps with tinsel
bands, marched up the aisle and halted
in the open space.
χ ucy uiu ukjt. no xulu nuuuau »vuuiu
say. "come fluttering on angelic wings;"
but tliey were—to use Tom's vernacular—
"royal, buxom, bouncing maidens," who
marched with measured tread.
They carried imitative silver waiters,
with which they went throueh a series of
manceveres. { They presented waiters,
rested waiters, backed waiters with such
rapidity as to dazzle the eyes of critical
Captain Jordan, who sat by a delighted
spectator, till the tears ran down his side
whiskers. Then theyjgave an exhibition
of fancy marching, after which they filed
out to make way for the New York con
tingent, which had just made made con
nection and stood ready for the fray.
The Jersey City maîtresses were cap
tained by Miss Nellie Simpson, who was
distinguished by a white sash, and who
for modest deportment would make the
gallant young captain In "Erminie" put
a vail over lier face and muzzle her
tongue. The platoon were Misses Evelyn
and Maggie Baker, Mary King, Mary
Furrell, M. A. Bryant, Mary Harris,
Esther Gippard, Sadie Johnson, J. P.
Jackson, Hosa Kuhl, Josephine Johnson,
H. W. Turntine and Miss Allen.
I regret to state that the New York
platoon drilled all around our home
waitresses; they were dressed the same,
but carried imitation of gold waiters.
After going through the waitress drill,
marching and countermarching, forming
of double ana single ranks, fours right,
crosses and squaree—Jersey City squares
included—they capped the climax by
marching under the Brooklyn Bridge,
which they constructed by holding their
waiters aloft. This evolution drew forth
an outburst of applause that soon told
the verdict.
"Well, dey didn't beat 'em much," said
a Jersey City damsel of a beautiful
chocolate shade, "and, good Lord, dey's
de ugliest lookin' set of niggahs 1 eber
sot eyes upon. Umph! but dey am ugly.
New York kaint come up to Jawsëy
City for good looking gals, white nor
cullud. Now you's got it straight. I bet
yer dere faces has gone done and breke
every flagstone between here and Jersey
And sure enough, every flagstone be
tween the church and Newark aveuue,
looks tnis morning as though a Mexican
earthquake had struck it.
The New Yorkers were captained by
Miss Mary JUue Johnson. They were
Misses Lettia Branch, Evelin Williams,
Lavinia Johnson, Ada Bonslow, Louise
Cooper, Mary Turner, Marcellena Bur
goyne, Otelia Henry. Jane Murle, Carry
Gregory, Hannah Balden, Maggie Tur
ner, Belle' Williams, Ophelia Mack and
Mariah Broughton.
A Little Assortment of News Notes of
One Kind anil Another.
A charitable society kuown as the
Humanity Circle has recently been or
ganized in Bayonne, with the following
ο Ulcers:—President, Mrs. De Forest; vice
president, Mrs. A. Vredenburgh; secre
tary, Mrs. W. Morrison. On Thursday
evening next the Circle will hold a tea
and sociable at the residence of Mrs. W.
J. ttaven, corner 01 Avenue u anil siHn
street. Among members of the organi
zation are Mrs. Haven, Mrs. Hartley,
Mrs. Reecl, Mrs. Oakes, Mrs. Craft, Mrs.
Crawford, Mrs. McMahon, Mrs. Biffoney
and Mrs. Stilson.
The Scotch entertainment to be given
this evening in Schuyler Hall by Mr. W.
D. Gordon, the humorist, promises to be
most successful and highly entertaining.
Mr. and Mrs William Marshall and
family have removed to Brooklyn.
The Commissioners appointed to ap
praise the Cadmus estate, through which
right of way is wanted for the Bergen
Neck Railroad, are Judge Garrlck, Dr.
Benjamin Edge ana Mr. C. H. O'Neill.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stevenson, of East
Forty-ninth street, have removed to Ber
gen Point.
A lllinft Musician's Concert.
John J. Kuntz, a blind musician of the
Heights, is known to almost everybody in
the old Hudson City section.
Last night at Kessler's Hall a host of
friends attended his annual concert and
ball and made him happy by their con
gratulations and appluuse of his volun
teer corps of artiste.
Miss Harriet Rodcliffe, a popular vocal
ist, fainted as she entered the hall, and
was unable to take part in the pro
gramme. G. Schlesenger, "Dave" Reed
and the Warschau Brothers, in their
humorous specialties; Prof. C. Hagm's
cornet solos were warmly applauded, and
the comic and topical songs by C. H.
Patterson and D. W. Quinn brought
down the house.
An exquisite violin solo by Louis Ditt
mar was a fine feature of the concert, and
J. F. Skeily'e and A. Walker's songs, to
gether with C. Campbell's recitation,
"The Picture on the Floor," completed
an excellent programme. A large com
pany participated in the ball which fol
lowed the entertainment.
A Slight Fire tills Morning.
The frame building at No. 505 Summit
avenue was damaged by Are this morn
ing to the extent of ?400. The origin of
the lire is unknown. Engines Nos. 7, 9
and 11 and No. 3 Truck responded and
did effective work. The house is occu
pied by Dr. Sherwood aud owned by
George Lonsbery, of Hackensack.
An Entertaining Lecture.
The Rev. J. W. Marshall, of Paterson,
last evening delivered the third of the
popular series of lectures at the Lafayette
Methodist Church on Pacific avenue.
His subject was "Eighteen Hundred Feet
Below the Sierras." Mr. Marshall is
an eloquent speaker, anil in describing
the pleasures and terrors of a trip
through tnat region he enchained the at
tention of his hearers from first to last.
On Thursday evening next the Hev.
James Montgomery, of Brooklyn, will
lecture on the "Rose. Thistle and Sham
rock," and will illustrate his discourse
with a stereoptlcon.
The Well Known Hoboken Con
tractor Kills Himself.
John McGrane, one of the best known
contractors of Hoboken, shot himself
through the head last evening in his
carpenter shop on Clinton street, in that
city, and died instantly.
Jeremiah Conlin, one of his henchmen,
came to the shop early this morning and
was surprised to see the door ajar.
Fearing that something was wrong he
entered the shop, and was horrified to see
the lifeless body of his employer lying on
the floor.
His back was against the work bench,
and a long barreled revolver of the Colt
pattern was on tbe floor beside him.
Coroner O'Hara was at once notified
and the body was removed to McGrane's
home, No. 336 Washington street.
Mr. McGrane was forty-six years of age
and had lived for over thirty years in the
city in which he died.
He enlisted as a private in one of the
New Jersey cavalry regiments, and was
mustered out of service at the end of the
war with the rank of First Lieutenant.
He then married and started as a jour
neyman carpenter, and prospered so well
that he is currently reported to have been
worth $40,000.
There were lew better hearted or jollier
fellows than John McGrane, and it was
only a few weeks ago that his friends be
gan to notice his despondency.
He was devotedly attached to his wife,
and an accident which happened to one
of her eyes a short time since worried
him greatly.
"If you should lose your sight it would
drive me crazy," he often repeated to
Another thing that added to his mental
anguish was the idea that had taken
possession of him, that his heart was
affected, and that his death was but a
question of a short time.
Mr. McGrane had always been fond of
athletic sports, and was a crack shot.
The revolver that he shot himself with
he won at a fair last year.
The dead man was very prominent in
political circles and his term as Commis
sioner of Assessment has just expired.
Yesterday he invited his friend Mr.
Hammel, to go driving with him. They
visited Central Park, and McGrane
appeared to rally from his desDondency.
He drank one or two glasses of beer
and no more for he was a man of prover
bial temperance. When Mr. Hammel
and himself reached Hoboken he bade his
jriend "good night" in a pleasant voice,
and drove home.
He took supper with his wife and fam
ily, and about seven o'clock put on his
hat and coat and told his wife that he
was going out for a breath of fresh air.
Mrs. McGrane had been ordered by her
physician to take un opiate to deaden the
pain of her eye and enabl^er to sleep.
She did not notii»e hetBusband's ab
sence during the night mi til she was
waked by Conlin this morning with the
sad news of his death.
Mr. McGrane's business was prosper
ous, his domestic life was happy, and his
friends can assign no reason for his act
other than insanity,
Mr. McGrane's uncle was ot one time a
Councilman of Union Hill. His sanity
had often been questioned. He had at
tempted suicide twice and at the time of
his death last year was evidently not in
his right mind.
McGrane's preparations for his deed of
self murder werei* most deliberate. He
removed his coat and, pushing a candle
out of the way, put the muzzle of his re
volver between his teeth and pulled the
Roundsman Hayes, of Hoboken. who
was a life-long friend of Mr. McGrane,
met him yesterday morning and tried to
cheer him up, but with little success.
"It is no use," McGrane said. "I can't
shake it off. It is getting the best of
The Disappearance of Frankie Nodi ne
Partially Explained.
The body of little Frankie Nodine, who
has been missing from liis home on
Grand street, Hoboken, since last Tues
day, was found in the meadows, within
fifty feet of his parents' residence, last
The parents of Frankie were very much
worried at his disappearance and urged
Gallagher to have the meadows dragged.
When the body was found no marks of
violence were noticed.
Τ1 4 u on nn/iLiurl thof Vrnnl'i'û nrliila wti.
ning along the plank road, which is the
only means of passing through the
swamp, slipped Into the slimy water and
was unable to call for help. His body
was removed to his home.
Tliο Hoboken Democratic Club Suspects
llJiu for a Traitor.
The Hoboken Democratic Club met at
Coyle's Hall last evening. The meeting
was rather lively owing to the fact that
some of the members were accused of
having betrayed their trust on election
dav and deliberately worked against the
Street Commissioner Kelly will have to
appear before the club and show cause
why be should not be expelled from the
It is claimed that on election day Kelly
worked against Bruning, the regular can
didate for Freeholder, and used his
official position to ensure the election of
Unless he brings some very strong
proof to refute the charge he will be ex
pelled beyond question.
The club will go to Trenton to take
part in the Inauguration of Governor
Abbett. A committee of ten was ap
pointed to complete the necessary
A Kailroatl Men's Concert.
A concert was given in the cozy little
hall of the Delaware, Lackawanna &
Western Railroad depot, in Hoboken.
last evening. The employees of the com
pany and their wives and sweethearts
formed the audience.
Assistant Superintendent Frank Grif
fith sang with his usual brilliancy. An
other concert will be given in the near
An Accident on the "L" Road.
One of the dummies on the Hoboken
"L," road, while pushing a car over the
switch last evening, jumped the track.
Travel was delayed over an hour.
The Slavonla'e Rough Passas:®'
The Hamburg steamer Slavonia
reached her pier in Hoboken this morn
ing after a rough passage. She was
caught in a hurricane that lasted from
October 31 to November 6.
Her log shows that she made but 1,388
miles in seveu days during which the
hurricane lasted.
Mrs. Johnson Wakes to Find
a Burglar Looking
at Her.
Her Screams Frighten Him and He
Escapes-He Was a Former
A woman trembling with excitement
rushed into the Second Precinct Police
Station at eight o'clock this morning and
requested an interview with Captain
She was shown into the office, where
she exhibited a gennine sand bag, and
nervously related her experience with a
The woman was Mrs. Joseph Johnson,
who occupies with her husband the mid
dle floor of the three-story building, No.
426% Grove street.
About two weeks ago she let a fup
niched room to parties representing them
selves as Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. Mrs.
Johnson knew nothing of her tenants,
who seemed to pursue a very quiet life
nr..j ι -ii. a r— i(TTTii_.— »«
went out after telling Mrs. Johnson that
she would soon return. Sinco that time
the latter has seen nothing ot her. Last
evening Wilson removed what few effects
he had in the room, and Mrs. Johnson
supposed that she had seen the last of
her tenants.
This morning Mr. Johnson went aw»y
early to his business but Mrs. Johnson
remained in her bed until half past seven
o'clock when she suddenly awoke to find
Wilson bending over her with a revolver
in one hand and the sandbag in the other.
"Don't scream, for if you do, I'll kill
you," said he. "Where's your money?"
Mrs. Johnson, almost frightened to
death, replied:—"My husband took every
cent with him." You're a liar," was tbe
response. "Tell me where it is or I'll kill
Mrs. Johnson told him the money was
in a bureau drawer in the other room,and
as Wilson stepped to the bureau, she
sprang from the bed to the stairs leading
to the upper floor, screaming lustily.
Her neighbors heard her screams and
rushed out into the entry way shouting
"Murder" and "Police."
Wilson jumped through the entry and
down the stairs and made his escape. In
bis haste he dropped tbe sand bag on the
stairs. Mrs. Johnson's neighbors thought
at first that she had been frightened by a
dream, but the finding of the weapon
convinced them that her experience was
a reality.
The sand bat of tick covering is one
foot long and two inches thick at the butt
end. Mrs. Johnson gave a complete dia
cription of both Wilson and the woman,
and Captain Smith, after putting Detec
tive Clark on the case, reported the mat
ter to Chief Murphy.
Vocal and Instrumental Music Enjoyed
by a Large Audience.
An instrumental and vocal concert of
more than ordinary merit was given last
evening in St. Paul's Lutheran Church,
corner of Summit and St. Paul's av_
enues, of which The Rev. A. Stuckert is
The flno organ was exquisitely and
effectively handled by Profs. Edward G.
and E. D. Jardine, of New York, and the
instrumental music by Prof. A. Leder
haus' horn quartette was replete with
grand harmony.
The best feature of the concert was
"The Storm," bv David, executed on the
organ by Prof. Edward G. Jardine,whose
representations of the songs of birds, the
rustic dance, the thunder storm, and the
thanksgiving vesper hymn, were faultless
in their rendition.
The vocal music by Miss Emma Haas,
soloist; the St Paul's Choral Union,
directed by Organist Horn, and the St.
Paul's Quartette was worthy of commen
dation, and the zither and violin duetts
by Messrs. L. Faber and A. Davis were
sweet renditions.
The programme:—
Overture, "Phantasia" Handel
Grand organ solo by Prof. Edw. G. Jardine.
"Das ist derTasrdee Herrn" Kreutzer
By the Horn Quartette of Prof.A. Lederhaus.
"Thanks to the Lord," Anthem Behold
"Waldaudacht" Abt
By the Horn Quartette of Prof. A. Lederhaus.
'The Lost Chord" Sullivan
Unnrnnri wnlrt hv Mian TT.fiivviA. Hajlb
"The Glory of God" Beethoven
By the Horn Quartette of Prof.A.Lederhaus.
"Esmeralda" Boehm
Duet for Zither and Violin by Messrs L. Faber
and A. Davis.
The Storm Arranged by David.
Prof. Edward G. Jardine.
"Abendfeier in Venedig." Billetee
By St. Paul's Quartette.
"Allegro Vivace,"
Duet for zither and violin by Messrs. L. Faber
and A. Davis.
'•I Knew that My Redeemer Liveth," Handel
Soprano solo by Miss Emma Haas.
"GrandOrgan Duett,' Cierny
By Messrs. Echo G. Jardine and Κ(1 "ward D. Jar
"Wie Lieblich ist deine Wohnune," Kieia
By St. Paul's Choral Union.
'WilliamTell," Rossini
B^ St. Paul's Choral 1
Grand Organ Finale by Prof. Edward W. Jardine.
Anchor Lodge, No* 47.
A meeting of the charter members of
Anchor Lodge, No. 47, Ancient Order of
United Workmen, was held last evening
at the Avenue House. Twenty-live of the
thirty-flve applicants were present. It
was decided to elect the officers at a
meeting to be held at the same place next
Thursday evening. The lodge will be
instituted at the Avenue Monday even
ing, November 25. The lodge room has
been engaged for the second and fourth
Mondays of each month.
The waves swept over the ship end
smashed the light woodwork, but she
managed to weather the storm bravely
and is apparently none the worse for the
it Looks Like Snow.
Washington, D. C., Nov. 15, 18S9.—The
barometer is above the normal in all
sections, except New England, where
light snows have fallen and continue.
For Eastern New York, Western New
York and New Jersy:—Snow, except fair
iu southern portion of Eastern New York,
colder, brisk to high northeasterly winds.
For Eastern Pennsylvania:—-Threaten
ing weather, followed by light snow iu
extreme northern portions; colder; north
westerly winds, high on the New Jersey
For Western Pennsylvania:—Fair,clear
ing. colder, northwesterly winds.
The Weather at Hartnett'·.
November 14. Dea. ! November IS. D*g.
At 8 P. M (SO At β Α. Μ 4ι>
At β P. Μ Μ ι At S Α. M 45
At β P. M SO I At Noon 47
At Midnight.. 4S ■·

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