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eu LAST EDITION. YOL. I N< 220. JERSEY CITY. TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19, 1889. PRICE TWO CENIS. ! MR. EGGLESTOK'S PLANS. ι He Has a Hard Time Ex plaining It to B. & L. Men. SOME SHAEP CROSS QUESTIONIKG. The Slory of a Lively Meeting at the Avenue House. About six weeks' ago the Granite State Provident Association of Manchester, Κ. H., opened a branch office at No. 430 Palisade avenue. They advertised and circulated information regarding a new building and loan system by which a man could obtain a loan at the surprisingly email rate of per cent. They claimed in their circulars to have a special charter with privileges granted by the Legisla ture by which they were enabled by means of their bond department to make loan· and profits which the local building and loan associations could not make. The new system was illustrated in a prospectus, which claimed to revolution ize the old methods of the building and loan associations. George J. Lawton, a real estate agent on Palisade avenue, was asked to accept the agency for Hudson county, which he did. The association then announced a meet ing to be held at the Avenue House on last Thursday evening, on which occasion /"llnnl·· AT Vwralnofn'n fpaaauraT' nf r.hfi Granite State Asssociation, would present some facts which would convince the most skeptical that the new association was a great improvement on the old sys tem, and everybody was invited. On that evening the hall was packed. Mr. Eg gleston did not appear on that evening and the large audience was disappointed. Thev were told that Mr. Eggleston would positively appear on Monday night (last night). At the hour appointed for the meeting last night the hall was crowded. Judg ing from the people I noticed present the meeting promised to be a hot one, and I was not wrong in my anticipations, as it was red hot. Among those present were:—B. Koede, of the "Industrial;" Al. Southard, of the New York Star; Charles Q. Hennesy, city editor of the New York Neics; M. P. Merseles, of the North Hudson County B. and L. Association; A. A. Frank, sec retary of the same association; George O. Osborne, C. M. Condict, John H. Jakeway and many urotninent real estate men. MR. KGGLESTON'S EXPLANATION. It was a very critical audience and Mr. Eggleston seemed to be a little bit afraid to open his subject. After asking hi audience not to ply him with too many questions ho began by saying:— "Gentlemen·—I suppose that it is time that we should enter into this new scheme and see what we are about. I want to say, however, first of all that we are not here to antagonize any local building and loan association. I believe that you have some very successful local organizations, and they are entitled to credit. If there was nothing better and there was 110 improvement on this, I would say tbat it is a very good institu tion. But I think we have an improve ment. There is room for all, and if I do not prove what I have asserted to-night, J why, all right. We have a great work I before us. We want this tenement popu lation to own their own homes, and I will prove to you to-night that a man can own his own home on less time in oui- associa tion than in the local ones." ADVANTAGES CLAIMED. Mr. Egglestone then produced a black board on which the following facts, as he claimed them to be, were written:— First—That twenty-five pe.· cent, profit will pay out in ten years. Second—That the Granite .^Jate Provi lieux Assut'ltttiuu mu uuiivt: îw pei uciit. tbe same a» a local association can make twenty-five percent. Third—That the Granite State Provi dent Association can build four houses to the locals' one. Fourth—That the profits it will make will pay out in seven years. Fifth—That this enables borrowers to get money at a uniform rafe of interst. Sixth—That it makes a surprising profit for all investors that buy shares in a reg ular way or take paid up Shares of which we offer three kinds. Mr. Eggleston said he would not figure on the first question. He said he was sorry that he had lost a clipping from a a Brooklyn paper, which contained an expert's opinion who feared that the building and loan associations who ex pected to pay up in ten years, could not possibly do it. For them to do it he claimed, would take an unprecedented profit of 11X per cent, and this did not allow one cent ior expenses. "Now, gentlemen, I would like to ask you," Mr. Eggleston said, "if 200 shares in your association would pay off in ten yearsf" Mr. Gonthard—' Tha*: depends upon circumstances; increased valuation, etc." . The audience seemed disposed to coin cide with Mr. Eggleston's statement that it could not, but were eager to hear of his new method. The speaker then started in to explain how the new association could make 100 per cent, when the old one could only make 25 per cent. THE NEW METHOD. He first explained the old method, which is familiar tô almost everyone. He then said:—"The Granite State Association pursues exactly the same course up to the time of the taking of the mortgage. When we come to the mortgage we ask n uartv for a first mortgage, if the loan is ÏS00 for $600, and a second mortgage for $200. Now, no one questions that the first mortgage is salable for its face value. This, the Granite State Association is per mitted to sell, by a special act of the Legislature, which privilege the old as sociations do Dot enjoy. Ave sell the first mortgage, and it brings back into our treasury all but 4800 on the $800 advanced, 4600 of which is cotributed by capital and $300 by our members." Up to this period Mr. Eggleston had got along swimmingly and no one seemed to anticipate what followed. Mr. Hen nessy arose at this point and asked Mr. Eggleston if he would please answer some questions which he would ask. Then he propounded this Query:— "Is it not true, Mr. Eggleston, that the American Allotment Association, with which this organization has been identi fied, failed?" "No, sir; it did not." "Did the poor people get their money?" "That I don't know. ' ' (Applause. ) "Now, Mr. Eggleston, is your associa tion in any way responsible under the laws of the State of New Jersey—can it be held responsible the same as tho local building and loan associations?" "Well, In the State of New Hamp shire—" "But that is not what we are speaking of," interjected Mr. Hennesy. "The question is whether you are liable under the laws of the State of New Jersey?" "I do not think we are." (Laughter.) A TOUGH QUESTION. "Now," continued Mr. Hennesy; "was not one of your agents arrested in New York about six months, ago for swin dling ?" This was a "corker," and took Mr. Eg gleston 's breath nway. He recovered aui nciently, however, to state that such was the case, but the agent was falsely accused and the fact of a man's being arrested did not prove him guilty. Mr. HennesT then read one of the by laws οί the new association which stated that any snareholder desiring to with draw his shares inside of two years would have to forfeit them. He claimed that this was the way in which the new asso ciation flourished. Mr. Hennesy then asked Mr. Eegleston if it was not true that they accepted a watch from a poor barber in New" York city in payment of some shares. Mr. Eggleston practically admitted it. "Have you a pawnbrokers' license?" Mr. Hennesy asked. [Laughter.] Λ prominent building and loan man said :—"When I hear of a new departure, I always like to see truth and honesty on its side. In an issue of the Journal, lately, I saw where you claimed to have S laced <100,000 in Hudson county alone, [ow, this must be a falsehood." "Yes, sir, it is false; but that is not the way in which we gave the information, and we have already sent two letters to tho office of the paper asking for a cor rection, which they have not granted us. It should read 100,000 shares, instead of $100,000. It is an error which I don't see how any man could have made." RESPONSIBILITY. Mr. Eggleston then started to work out some calculations on the board. He had not proceeded far, however, when he was interrupted by Mr. Southard, who said:— "We all know, Mr. Eggleston, that you are a dandy mathematician. [Laughter.] There is no doubt of it; but we would like you to prove whether you have any financial standing and what protection. if attv, the public have againet your swindling." Mr. Eggleston—Well, we have been in existence a little over a year. Our assets are now Î60,000; our liabilities, 818,000. We have an almost unlimited credit with any of the banks in New York. As far as protection to the shareholders is con cerned, that is not worthy of mention, as we are a responsible body. "What is your modus operandi?" Mr. Southard asked; "suppose a man a stran ger, comes in and desires to buy property, do vou rely solely on your locol agent?" "No; we have an Advisory Board, whose duty it is to investigate and report on the man." "Can you tell me something about the assets and their character?" was Mr.South ard's next question. "The assets are first mortgages." "Don't you consider the subscription a liability?" "No; we do not, as we are not a co operative body." ALL WANTED TO SPEAK. At this juncture some one jumped up with a clipping from a Newark paper and wanted to be heard. Several others asked the privilege of the floor and there were a dozen wanted to speak at once. Mr, Eggleston had been almost entirely en gaged during the evening answering questions, and he now declined to do so at the suggestions of Mr. Jewell, who stated that for any further information as to the workings of the new association he could be seen at his office, and the meet ing broke up in the utmost confusion and disorder. After the meeting was over Mr. Hen nesy met Mr. Richards, the vice-president of the new associations, in the hall. Hot words passed between the two and Mr. Hennesy offered to bet *1,000 that the prospectus issued by the new association was a tissue of lies. He offered to de posit the money with either of the city editors of the two Jersey City newspapers end let 'him who was chosen decide. Mr. .Richards would consent to this, but agreed to leave it with bank presi dents. This did not suit Mr. Hennesy, and the bet was not made. The meeting has created great excite ment among the different building and loan men in the county, and further de velopments are being anxiously awaited. A NORTH HUDSON FIRE. Several Uvea Were Threatened by a Vlg; oroui Blaze. A fire that might have cost many lives, broke out last evening in the bakery of Charles Schmidt on the corner of Union street and Bergenline avenue, Union Hill. The fire started in the bake house. A liUUlUCX Ui mic sex ι auuo, auu vuaixco, uuo eldest son of Mr. Schmidt, slept above tne bake house, und retired at an early hour. Shortly after ten o'clock Charles was awaked by the howling of his favorite hound, who was in the habit of sleeping outside his master's door. He jumped out of beii to see what was the matter, and was nearly suffocated by the thick cloud of smoke that arose from the pas sageway. Charles gave the alarm, and the Fire Department responded promptly. In his efforts to save his property young Charles burned his hands and face badly. After an hour of hard work the fire was extinguished. The damage will amount to over $2,000, part of which is covered by the insurance. The horses belonging to Undertaker Gschwind, whose estaDlishment* is but two doors from the bakery, became al most unmanageable and had to be re moved to a place of safety. Had the fire broken out an hour or two later than it did, the building would have been entirely destroyed, and probably several lives would have been lost. The hound, whose barking awoke young Schmull, was found after the fire in the hallway, dead. It had been suffo cated by the smoke; North Hudson Notes. The Weehawken Council met last even ing. Mayor Simon Kelly, wno has just returned from the Catholic Convention at Baltimore, was in the chair, looking as brisk and spry as ever. The usual rout ine was transacted. The Citizens' Committee of twenty-five will meet at the West Hobo"ken Town Hall this evening. An unknown man fell from the dock of the Delaware and Hudson Coal Com pany at Weehawken yesterday, and was drowned. The body has not been recovered nor >iis identitv established. Jeraey City Sehuler-liunde*. Prof. Eberle's Zither School gave an excellent entertainment last night to an audience that crowded Ilenkel's Casino on Palisade avenue. Overtures were ren dered by Prof. Meyer's orchestra and zither choruseses by the pupils were warmly applauded. Fraulein Hochdorfer gave a line soprano solo, and was encored. Prof. Eberle, Miss Rosin and Master Otto Ruff witlj zithers, and M. Meyer, violinist, constituted a fine quartette, whoso music to Miss Weiss' piano accompaniment was the feature of the concert. A vocal duet by Misses Minnie and Lillie Rosin, and the remarkable tumbleronicon solo by Master Otto Reuse were also flue features. Miss L. Merger's piano solo was worthy of mention, and a sketch of the "Two Orphans" and the comedy "The Quarrelsome Family," enacted bv James F. F. Corbley, John Grantling, J. J. Muller and A. B. Baldwin, completed n first-class entertaiament, which was fol lowed by a ball. A Point Against the Patty Jury. Owing to a law passed last winter the petit jury for the December term of court should have been drawn November 12, Instead of November 5. This law pro vides that the jury ehall be drawn on the second Tuesday In the month, instead of as heretofore, on the first Tuesday. Judge Lippincott, in making this an nouncement, said the Court had not been Informed of the change in the law and that Judge KnapD would direct the Sheriff to summon a new panel at an early date, for the one drawn was au Il legal one. A HOBQKBN MYSTEBY. Was This Bibulous Phila delpliian Robbed and Murdered ? On the blotter in the police station in Hoboken, under the date of November 16, appear the names of John Van Varrick and John Drewes, who are held on sus picion. A little investigation unearthed a rather peculiar story. Last Wednesday night Sergeant Rathjen's attention was called to a tall, well dressed but intoxi cated Philadelphian on Hudson street. He was supported by Drewes, while Van Varrick was walking a few paces behind him. The sergeant stopped Drewes and asked him if he knew his companion. "No," said he, "X met him at a saloon at No. 14 Newark street. If you don't believe me, sergeant, come with me and see whether I am telling the truth. ' STKALING A MARCH. The sergeant concluded to accompany him. \ran Varrick, who had been listeu ing, brushed by him, and started, at a quick pace, down Hudson street, and 1 J.1 t- 1 1 XI fnnr minutes later, Van Varrlck was quietly drinking at a table. The proprietor of the saloon said that the drunken man had entered his saloon early in the morning. He proved to be a linquist and a man of more lthan average inteligence, and was well supplied with money. The proprietor of the saloon offered to take charge of the man and Sergeant Rathjen consented to leave him in his care. The next morning the saloon keeper called at the station house and told the Sergeant that shortly after he had left, the stranger became boisterous and insisted \ipon leaving. Drewes and Van Varrick followed him. WELL HEELED ROUNDERS. The next morning Drewes displayed a roll of bills and Van Varrick had apocket ful of silver. Detective Gallagner arrested the two men. When searched a pawn ticket was found on Drewes for the stranger's blue chinchilla overcoat. Drewes said that the stranger had taken it off and insisted upon givi ng it away. Van Varrick when searched was oenni less, but there are persons who are will ing to swear that when he was arrested he had plenty of money, and so must have gotten rid of it some way. Drewes and Van Varrick gave their re spective addresses as No. 312 Park ave nue, New York, and Laidlaw avenue, this city. They bear hard names, and are well known to the police. WAS HE MURDERED? The police are of the epiuion that the stranger was robbed and probably mur dered. He was a man about thirty-five years of age and wore a full black beard and mus tache. Drewes and Van Varrick will probably be given an examination to morrow. WHAT A LANDLORD GUARANTEES. Interesting Decision for Tenants by Judge DonKlass. Judge Douglass in the First District Court this morning, tried a case which ij of much interest to landlords and ten nants. Max Hiebler some time ago rented the premises No. 268 Washington street, from William Ward, the hatter. After occupying the building a few montns π κ* ruer moveu out, ciaiuiiug iiihl the building was so damp that It ruined a quantity of drugs and patent medicines which he kept there. The building was vacant three months and was then let by Mr. Ward to a tenant at a less rent than Hiebler agreed to pay. Hiebler refused to make good the loss to Mr. Ward, and suit was commenced against him. Mr. Charles S. Black, who appeared for Mr. Ward, submitted a decision of the Court of Errors and Appeals to the effect that there is no Implied guarantee on the part of a landlord that premises shall be fit for the purposes for which a tenant wants them. Judge Douglass took the same view and gave judgment for Mr. Ward for the amount of his claim. Hiebler was represented by Henry Puster. St. Paul's Lecture Course. The first of a series of free lectures for the benefit of the young was given in St. Paul's M. E. Church, last night, under the auspices of the King's Daughters and the Pastor's Helpers, These lectures will probably be given about once in every two weeks through - out the season. There were religious ex ercises last evening, alter which Dr. Doughtery, of New York, lectured on "Success in Life" and greatly interested the aud ience. Jersey City Saeiljgerbuiid. The first anniversary of the Saenger bund of Jersey City Heights, will be cele brated at the Avenue House, Five Cor ners, Thursday evening:, November 21, by a first-class concert and reception. The wide-awake society have invited many friends to be present, and the exercises will be participated in by the Heerwagen Sympony Sextette, of New York; Miss M. Weimar, pianist; Mr. Heerwagen, violin ist; a delegation from the Arione of New York, and the Saensrerbund, who will render some of their best choruses. . Tlie Scrlbner Girl Goes to Jail. Justice Stilsing this morning sent the Scribner girl, who claims to have been deserted by a man at the Philadelphia Hotel, to the County Jail for ten days. She confessed that she had no home, and as she is somewhat weak minded and possessed of some attractions she was CtCiil/ VU I/IIC Ullt iUWiC "V* "ITU jJAVVCV I tiou than anything else. The Freeholders* Bonds. The bond of the present Board of Free holders is 110,000. The now Board must see this and go it $5,000 Detter, 01· in other wurds furnish this week bonds for $15,000. Vne Director's bond has been fixed at $85,000. » A Young Bride's Death. Mrs. C. E. Smith, daughter of Grocer "Dave" Perry, of Monticello avenue, who was married five weeks ago to Jeweller Smith, of No. 453 Bergen avenue, died yesterday afternoon from typhoid tever. Mrs. Smith was a young woman well known and liked in this city. Fined for Heine Drunk on a Oar. James Johnstoa, a laborer residing at No. 11 Zabriskie street, was intoxicated and disorderly on one of the Hoboken "L" ttains last evening and arrested by Roundsman Smith upon his arrivolat the Hill station. Justice Wanser this morn ing fined him $5. Wednesday's Forestry Meeting. The delegates of Courts of the Ancient Order of Foresters of America, will meet Wednesday, November 19 at Roche's Hall, to form the Grand Court of New Jersey. The session will commence at I nine o'clock in the morning, and elaborate preparations have been made for the event. The committee, Messrs. John J. Meni han, John Hart, John De Largy, Terence McDonald, D.J. Smith and W. S, Weed, appointed to arrange for α feast in the evening, have contracted with Caterer Gustave Kuerzel, of Pavonia avenue, to fnrnish the supper and the Foresters may expect a big spread. THE NEW HOBOKEN CHURCH. A Fair In Aid of the Rev. Mr. Freund·» Project Successfully Opened. The fair for the benefit of the new church of the Rev. Mr. Freund, of Hobo ken, was opened last evening at Odd Fellows' Hall, with great success. Mayor Grassman made the opening adddress and Mr. Freund responded pleasantly. The Lyra Singing Society rendred sev eral selections in an admirable manner. Mr. Julius Schlatter made a speech on behalf of the trustees, thanking the soci ety for its kind services. The fair will close next Thursday. The different booths are in charge of the following ladies and gentlemen:— Fancy Booth No. 1—Misées I.uiliA Freund, Amelia Allnmun. Mrs. William Kamiah. Misses f riua Schlatter, M. Berahart, Annie r-ngei, Annie Volk, Allies Beyer. Flower Booth—Misses Mamie Schlatter, Clara Freund, Mary Bremerinann, Katie Meyer, Carrie Welgand, TUlie WeiRand. Apron Booth--Mrs. A. Hannibal, Mine L. Pick enbaeh. Miss Clara Beyer and Mies A. Meyer. Candy Booth—Miss Amanda Uoestrup, Miss Christina Timmons and Miss Sophie Tlmmons. Fancy Booth, No. 2—Miss HattleKoellisch.Mlss Emma Eggert, Miss Annie Peterson, Misa \nnie Knapp, Miss Biermann, Misses C. and E. Stutz, and Miss Emma Hornthal. Mrs. Koehler and Mr. Julius Schlatter have charge ot the refreshment table. THIEVES ON THE FERRÏ BOATS. John Hanley Is Strongly Suspected of lleing One of Them. John Hanley, of No. 39 Carmine street, New York, was arraigned before Justice Stilsing this morning charged with dis orderly conduct. For some past complaints have been made that people are robbed of their watches and purses while coming from New York to this city over the Pennsyl vania ferries during the crowded hours of the evening. Detectives Dalton and Morris were watching for suspicious characters in the ferrthouse on this side of the river last evening when thoy saw Hanley and an ether man come over on a Desbrosses street ferryboat and then immediately attempt to go back on another. They recognized Hanley and started toward the two men when the latter commenced to dodge in among the teams. Hanley was caught but his companion managed to escape. This morning he told Justice Stilsing a very fish ν story in which he contradicted himself several times. He was held for further examina tion. The police say that he is a general safe and house burglar, and a well known criminal. They never knew him to en gage in pocket-picking, however, and think he must have been what they call "stalliug" for the other man. That con sists of crowding the victim so that the pickpocket can get at his valuables. They Nnst Repeat "Cinderella." The remarkable success attending the recent production of the Operetta " Cin derella, under the auspices of St. John's Lutheran Church, and the Inability of over two hundred persoua to obtain en trance to the hall, at once induced pastor Charles Molduke, to order its repetition. The success is a deserved tribute to the pastor, who arranged the piece, and drilled the young actors, as well as a tn htnta trt Hie dwrnntfr β π Η miisiftrtl ahlli ties of the latter. The operetta will be presented again at Kessler's lower hall on Friday evening of this week, and it is certain that the audience will equal in number that of last week, wheu nineteen hundred per sons witnessed the beautiful production. Everybody who can do so should attend. Mr. Wilifleld's Slxtv-flrst Birthday. Tee sixty-first birthday of Prosecutor Charles H. Wlnfleld was celebrated Fri day night by a reception. Among the guests who congratulated him on his youthful appearance were Judge Dixon and John P. Feeney, President of the Board of Police Commissioners. Sentences In the Session·. In the Court of General Sessions, this morning, Rosa Sanbach was fined $1 and costs for assaulting Mary Maher; Mar tin Weeks, for assaulting Policeman James Levins, six months; Charles Man kel, larceny, eighteen months; Robert McMillian. a well known burglar, two years, and Ann Hoar, assault, sentence suspended. A Drill Engine Hits a Horse Car. A drill engine backed down on a Hoboken car, yesterday noon, as the latter was crossing the Erie Railroad. No one was injured, but the side of the horse car was slightly damaged. DASHES ABOUT TOWN. The sum of $4,000 was taken in by the committee during the three donating days for the new Christ Hospital. The George E. Darcey Association will hold their inaugural ball at Cooper's Hall tomorrow evening. The Hackensack Plank road bridge will not be in use from the 25th inst. to the 29th, inclusive, because of repairs to be made that are absolutely necessary. ψ The Flaffs That Tripped Booth. A handsome mahogany case, contalniug a silk flag with gold bullion fringe, occu pies nearly all the available space of the wall in the southern part of the room of Captain Cobaugh at the Treasury Depart ment. Every visitor to the department is shown the flag and attention is generally invited to a tear in one of its stripes. flot» fnrmerlv ΙιαΙππιτρΗ t-Λ Treasury Guards, a volunteer organiza tion formed during the war for emergen cies that might arise at the capital ofthe nation. After the fall of Richmond, and the night that President Lincoln went to Ford's Theatre, the flag, which was then attached to a stout rosewood flagstaff, was borrowed by John T. Ford tor deco rative lises about the box occupied by the President. When the assassin fired the shot, wnose echo was heard throughout the civilized world, lie leaped from the box. and in doing so caught the rowel of his spur in the silken folds of the starry banner protruding from the President's box. The slip probably cost Booth his life for the flag tripped him and caused the broken leg which impeded him in his efforts to escape and rendered him au easy victim for Sergeant Boston Corbett's rifle ball. Subsequently the flag was returned to the Treasury Department, and during the few days that President Johnson had his office in the department the flag was in a corner of the apartment. It was re moved. however, by Captain Cobaugh to its present resting place, and the staff was made into three canes and presented to officials in the Treasury Department.— Philadclphia News.. She Hud It on Authority. "Miss Grace is a beauty, isn't she?" "Yes; and she Knows ft, tool" "What makes you think that?" "Becuuse I told her so iny»elf."— Lowell Citizen. J BOARD OF TRADE TOPICS Resolutions Favoring the L-Road and the Belt Line At the meeting of the Board of Trade In its rooms, last night, there were pre sent Dr. L. J. Gordon, S. C. Doane, Hum phrey W. Carr,Z. K. Pangboru, Joseph H. Dear, Alderman Haas, Counsellor Flem ming, E. W. Harrison, William C. Cud lipp, G. \V. Watson, Thomas Hill and John A. Walker. President Gordon announced that C. C. Jewell had been elected a member; and then a resolution asking the representa tives in Congress, of the United States Senators—President Harrison and Post master General Wanamaker to do all in their power to obtain letter postage at one cent an ounce was adopted. A communication from the New York Board of Trade was read. It set forth that shipping in the United States is on the decline. That in 1810 this country had til.717 tnns (if shinniniz more than it has at present, and that in 1801 there were l,577,59!i tons more than today. The communication requested the members of the Jersey City Board to co-operate with tneir New York brethren in having the "Tonnage bill" made a law. The communication was laid on the table until the next meeting. A resolution, approving of the Torry Bankruptcy bill, was unanimously adopted, and Senator McPherson and Congressman McAdoo will be asked to do all in their power to aid in its passage. AN L-KOAD RESOLUTION. The following resolution was also adopted Resolved, That tho Board of Trade of Jersey City favurw the project of the Central Elevated Transit Company to build and maintain and ope rate an elevated rapid transit railroad, for pas senger traffic, from the ferries and tbe Central Railroad of New Jersey, through Johnston and Jewett avenues, ana private property to West side avenue, and believes that such a road will increase the value of propeaty along the line, add materially to the wealth and population of the city, and benefit the whole community. Resolved. That the Board of Trade request the Board of Aldermen of Jersey City to pass the required ordinance granting tbe right of way over the streets and public places in accordance with the petitiou of the Central Elevated Tran sit Company with as little delay »s possible. When Mr. Carr offered this resolution he said that the Elevated road was in a fair way of being constructed promptly. That i. would prove agreat advautage to the people on the Hill aud he believed it would be wise for the Board oj Trade to urge the Board of Aldermen to grant the necessary franchise. As one of a special committee Mr. Carr also reported that Engineer Brooks, of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, had assured him that the company would make every effort to elevate the tracks at the Washington street crossing enough to make a change of the street grade unnecessary. THE BELT LINE. In regard to the proposed West side belt line Mr. Carr said it was the inten tion of the company to start from St. Paul's avenue and run to Bergen Point, where it would connect with the Central, and thus nearly encircle tbe city. This proposed road makes connections with every railroad in the county, joining the West Shore by connection with the Erie. It will be but seven miles long, and, un like other railroads, will not furnish any rolling stock. This will be done by the roads connected with it, and by the fac tories. Concerning its fluaucial condition Mr. Carr said that the company had plenty of money, and that work of con struction would begin early in the spring. The president is George Hel me and H. H. Dougherty is vice president. The other directors are Livingston Gifford. D. Garretson, Charles Seidler, John M. Jones, George Gantz, Jacob Detweiler, VU Λ T71 1 „ . > ΤΛ iln-n+in-n Tkn pany has made every inducement to fac tories to build, and agrees to run a spur to the yard of each. Engineer Harrison went over the same ground that Mr. Carr talked about, and advocated the scheme after pointing out the route on a map. Λ resolution fovor ing the road was then adoDted. William C. Cudlipp, a member of the committee appointed to arrange for the formation of a State Board of Trade re ported that a meeting had been arranged with the members of all the local Boards of Trade, to take place December 5, et the Board of Trade rooms in this city. Counsellor Flemming offered a resolu tion, that was adopted, to the effect that the Board of Aldermen make a city limit for the exclusion of the erection of frame buildings, and that the Board also tlx the thickness required for brick walls. WORLD'S FAIR PROJECTS. John McCann, one of three delegates from tho Central Trades and Labor As sembly, was then given the privilege of the floor, and he asked that the Board of Trade devise some way for labor and capital to unite in giving this county a food showing in the coming World's 'air. He said that the desire of the Labor Assembly was to show the world that here, at least, there was no fight be tween labor and capital. President Gor don appointed Messrs. Walker, Watson and Laws as a special committee to make tne arrangements. Major Pangborn then addressed the meeting on the subject of bonded ware houses, and complained that Jersey City had but three, while New York and Brooklyn had forty-nine. He suggested that the railroads and other rich corpora tions be interested in this matter, and asked to erect some, for it would increase the wealth of the city. A resolution amending the constitu tion was offered, which places the elec tiou of officers in January, anil makes the official year begin on January L The resolution was laid over under the rules, and the Board adjourned. MERCHANTS IN COUNCIL The Subject of Weight· and JteunrN Considered at the Avenue House. It was expected that the regular meet ing of the Merchants' Protective Associ ation, at the Avenue Houee, last evening, would be large and unusually interesting in view of the fact that the association held a recent interview with the City Fathers, to urge the adoption of an ordi nance relative to the sealing of weights and measures, as α substitute for the one now in existence. It was a little after nine o'clock when V JLViO JL ICPtUCUV uuavtl uitiivu vuv IV" luuiil" bers present to order. Routine business was disposed of, and then James E. Banks, of a committee appointed some time ago to confer with the down town association, reported that they met the body, and also the State Committe, and that the outcome of the meeting was the appointment of a joint committee to urge the Aldermen to adopt theordlnance agreed to by the two associations. Mr. Banks also reported that the com mittee waited on the aldermen. He said:—"We were kindly given the privil ege of the floor, on motion of Alderman Iveogh, and were asked to explain our business. Mr. Beach aud I responded. After being cross examined at length, we were invited to attend the next meeting of the Board in December. "It seemed that the ordinance had beeu presented in August by the down-town association. But the Aldermen claimed they did not understand it. The objec tionable feature of the ordinance seems to be the substituting of one Inspector for the six at present provided for." A member suggested that the Board of Alderman should fix the number of In spectors in the oraiuance,and also for the salaries. Another thought the Aldermen would do as they pleased, without refer ence to the views of the association. After a long discussion a motion wne adopted to continue the committee and to add to it James Gordon and Richard Lahey. But the members continued to advance their ideas. Mr. Banks thought, that in order to in sure success, it might be better to let the Aldesmen arrange the number of inspect ors, and to fix the salaries, and then theie could be no doubt of their passing the new ordinance. Finally it was decided to appoint a com mittee to wait upon each alderman indi vidually, and ascertain his views on the subject, and to report the result at the meeting of the association to be held the first Monday in December. ROBBED HIS SISTER. The Wife of a Missing Itavonue Contrac tor the Victim. Mrs. Rose James, the wife of Frank James, the Rayonne contractor, who de parted for other parte last week with two thousand dollars which had just been paid hiui on his contract, has met with another misfortune in the loss of her brother, Owen Hagen,who has "skipped." Owen's departure would not be so serious ly felt by his sister If he had not taken with him fnnr V» π τ» Η ι·α/1 onrl thirtir Hnllorc which she had laid away, and of which she now stands sorely in need. The money was in the pocket of her dress, Mrs. James says, and she missed it yes terday morning. Investigation then dis closed the fact that her brother was gone, ana, as if to set all donbts at rest as to the identity of the thief, had left a note behind him saying that "he had not taken It all." Mrs. James, however, says that the money was all sue had. As Hagen was employed as a bricklayer in the Avenue C sewer, bs probably referred to the fact that he had not taken all that was due him from James for his labor. Ten Tears' 6avine» Stolen. Andro Tabish, a Hungarian employed in the barrel works at Constable Hook, yesterday complained to the police that two hundred and eighty dollars had been stolen from him while at work. Tabish explained that he had the money tied up in a rag, and that he kept this hidden in the lining of his coat. It had taken him ten years to save the money, he said. Yesterday he hung the coat" up in the usual place, and wnen he took It down he naturally felt for the money, but found it missing. His suepiciona at once fell upon Mike Ostrob and Mike Sabol, also Hungarians and fellow workmen, and upon his complaint warrants were issued for these men and they were ar rested. Later, however, the money was found by a workman just outside the bar rel works, and Ostrob and Sabol were discharged. Fishing for Dogs. Quite an amusing sight was presented last night at the corner of Avenue D and Fourteenth street, in Bayonne, when Roundsman Lynch and Patrolmen Ander son were seen Ashing in one of the receiv ing basins. The game which they were dogs, and they successfully landed several canines from the cavernous recep taele. The animals were evidently driven into the basin by mischievous boys, and their yelping had attracted the attention of the officers, who humanely rescued them and—knocked them, on the heads With their clubs. Bayonne Brevities. After the regular session of Bayonne Council Mo. 695, Royal Arcanum, lost night, a very pleasant social season was enjoyed in jest and song, washed down with delicious coffee. Dr. S. I Meyers has been notified to ac pear before the Recorder today to answer α r» V» q rrrù nf vmluHiif» η niftr Ληΐίηαηηο Ιιυ tying his Horse to a tree. The doctor has beeù before the court before upon the same charge. Λ Runaway Meets a Horse Car. Otto SchaefEer, a young man residing on the Heights, last evening hired a horse I and buggy at Siefke's stables and started to drive down the Montgomery street hill. Half way down the animal became fright tened and ran away. About the same time car No. 313, in charge of Driver Don nelly, began to climb the hill. When the two vehicles were abreast of each other, Schaeffer was thrown out of the wagon and under the car wheels. Fortunately Donnelly saw the young man's peril iu time, and stopped the car, thereby saving him from serious injury. Donnelly was complimented for iiis prompt action, action. SchaefEer was assisted home. COURT HARSI51US. Λ New Body of Foresters Instituted in the City. Court Harsimus, No. 7,740, A. O. F., was instituted by Court Jersey City, in Roche's Hall, last night. The court was opened by D. H. C. R. De Rancey, and was his last official act, for his term ex pires, and the new deputies will be ap pointed by the Grand Court. There were many prominent members of the order present, among them being P. C. R. Joseph Delo, Court Hudson; P. C. R. J. D. McHale, of Court Astley; P. C. R. Kennedy, of Court Jersey City: C. R. Wiilam Mason, of Court General Lafayette. The new Court starts out with thirty six members and nearly $100 in the treas ury. The officers are:—C. R., Martin J. Flynn; S. C. R., Thomas Mahoney; treasurer, Henrv B. Bourke; F. S., J. D. Ewald; R. R., J. F. Stewart; S. W. M. J. Joyce, J. W. David McKer nan, S. B. James Bailey, J. B. John Shea ren; Medical Examiner, Dr. W. S. Boyd; J. P. C. R. James T. Rickard. WHO HAS THE WEDDING MOSEY ? ltvan Say» Meany Has It : but the Jury May No. Thomas Ryan, of Brunswick street, has for some time professed to be dead in love with Ellen O'Connor. He is broad shoul dered and rigorous looking; she is a charming blonde, with ln«trous hair. Ryan and Ellen decided to get married, but before doing this they concluded tc nuni'ii u 11 Liioii onviu^o ιυι nnuao, aau Ryan hatl saved $53. Fearing thut tli€ $58 would be squandered in riotous living he, so he testifled in the Court of Sessions yesterday afternoon, asked JatneR Meany, a neighbor, to take care of it. When the wedding day came he was not able to get it back. Hyan postponed the wedding and had Meany arrested. In court yesterday Meany denied posi tively that be ever received any money from Ryan, and Ryan, when cross-ex amined, admitted thut he might have given the money to Meany's aunt. The verdict was acquittal. Still More Rain. Washington, Nov. 19, 1889.—For East ern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, rain; no change in tem perature; northeasterly winds, becoming variable. For Western New York aud Western Pennsylvania, rain; stationary temperature; northeasterly winds. The Weather at Hartnott'·. November 18. Dea. November le. Dtg. 1 P. M 4S β Α. Μ 4ί 3 P. M 30 a Α. M 51 β P. M 51 12 Noon 53 βί Mldnltrht 50 BucBAH'a Fills act like miutlo ou a weak itonunh THE WAUGliTION. Democrats Preparing to Furnish a Guard of Honor. A BAND AND A GAY EQUIPAGE. Last Night's Meeting to Arrange the Induction of Governor Ab bett Into Office. A large number of enthusiastic Demo crats met at the headquarters of the Democratic County Committee, Grove street, last night, to make arrangements to represent the Democracy of Hudson at Governor-elect Abbett's inauguration. F. C. Wolbert was made chairman of the meeting and John V. Bacol secretary. prominent la the gathering were Sheriff Robert Davis, Edward F. C. Young, James N. Davis, Dr. Benjamin Edge, As semblymen-elect Murphy, Byrnes, Kelly and Usher, School Directors Hush A. Kelly and Philip Muldoon, Police Com missioner James E. Kelly, Aldermau Edward Hoos. Counsellor John A. McGrath, County Superintendent J. F. Gannon, Edward L. Keeoan, F. B. Budden, Sr., Surrogate James H, O'Nell, James E. Dollard, of Hoboken; John McCarthy, Clerk James E. Con nolly, of the Tax Board; Commissioner of Assessment James Hunt, Freeholder elect Michael Hennessy, James Luby, George Shaw, Alexander McKenzte, Street Superintendent Philip Tumulty, Dennis M. Noonan, Frederick Kissam, Recorder Bescher aud Chief of Police McNeil, of Bayonne; Martin House. Water Assessor William Heller, Secretary John Hart, of the Liquor Dealers' Associ tion; President C. J. Somers and Edward Dugan, of the Street and Water Boaril; Gustav Metzler and a delegation of twelve from the Hoboken Democratic Club, in cluding Labor Inspector Joseph S. Wein thal; Peter Boncelet and Ramon Cook. THE GÛARI) OF HONOR. It is the intention to send the largest Democratic elegation from Hudson, that ever attended a gubernatorial inaugration in this State. The arrangement so far as can be ascertained before the Arrange ment Committee makes its report, is to have between 700 und 600 delegates from Hudson, In the parade, headed by a band of twenty-pieces, and a corps of ten drummers and a drum major. The delegates will precede Governor Abbett'f coach in the parade. The coach will be sent down ahead of them. The horses will be gaily capari soned with facslmilles of the Hudson Democratic banner. Governor Abbett will go to Trenton along with the dele gation, which will act as his guard of honor. Some discussion was precipitated at last night's meeting by the Hoboken delegation, who wanted to know if all Democrats in the county who wished to attend and participate would be liable to the general expense assessment which the committee will levy upon the indi vidual delegates. The idea was that a uuuiuei UL WUlJMUgllJeU, WI1U, WliUC UB s'ring to participate in the glory of at tending as Hudson Democrats, might not feel disposed to be assessed for a big dl iuer and other—to them—unnecessary it .'ms of expense. This Idea was backed a;so by Assemblyman-elect John F. Kelly. The sentiment of the body, from the en thusiastic chairman down, however, was averse to anything but a concentrated movement. "The delegates should be kept together as far as possible from the time we reach Trenton till we leave," argued the chair man. "And you know we all want head quarters of our own where we can all have a social time together as Hudson. Democrats after the ceremonies are over. The assessment will not be so great after all." Others discussed the probability of securing accommodations for such a large body. The matter was finally left in the hands of a committee of Ave appointed by the chair. Chairman Wolbert, Judge James M. Davis, Edward O'Donnell, Dennis M. Noouan and James Laverty constitute the committee, Chirman Wolbert willgo to Trenton and make necessary arrange ments there. THE HUSTLERS' COMMITTEE. On motion of John Hart the following gentlemen were added to the committee and instructed to secure the signatures of every Hudson Democrat who intends to participate in the inaugural parade:— First District—James E. Connolly, Hugh A. Kelly. Second—James E. Kelly, Philip Tumulty and James Hennessy. Third—John Hart and Alderman Edward Hoos. Fourth—James H. O'Neil, Stephen Yoe and Aldermau John Prigge. Firth John Edelstein and George B. Fielder. Sixth—Chief of Police McNeill and Frank H. Kimmerly. Seventh—M. J. O'Donnell and Edward R. Stanton. Eighth—John A. McGrath and Patrick McCabe. Ninth—Joseph S. Weinthal and Hamon Cook. Tenth—Mayor Simoa Kelly, Henry Wolf and A. C. Noel to. Thomas Negus and Simon Kelly were subsequently added to the Committee of Arrangements. THEY THROW ÛP THE SPONGE. The Chief Kickers Frankly Confess That Kicking Is Done for. Noelke issued a call to the Kern kickers of the Ihird district to meet at Germania Hall at nine o'clock last night. When Noelke and his party arrived at the hall they found it in the possession of the "regulars." A meeting was being held and a new organization being effected, rhe regulars ignored the "kickers" and elected the following officers:—Frank Smith, president; Patrick Kelly, vice S resident: William Herbert,secretary, and lartin Kelly, sergeant-at-arms. The Im portant office of treasurer was not voted upon, as the members thought that Dr. F. Cummings was still "wid em" and the office was left as it was. Λ ft-ay olenMno· t.ViA nfHpura t.Vio voptr flrat thiug that the new organization did was to "bounce" John H. Cronin, secretary of the Kickers Committee, and Peter Lynch, R. S. Tilden and a few others. The kickers were forced to seek a new meeting: place, and they held a "consolation" meeting at Herzog Hall. After they had effected a temporary organization Mr. R. S. Tilden, one of the chief among them, threw up the sponge. "I think," he said; "that the fusion with the Republicans was the most disastrous step we haye taken, and that was the cause of our overwhelming defeat. There is but one thing for us to do, and that is to reorganize and start anew—not as fusion ists, but as a good Democratic club, and §et respectable men to join our ranks. I ο not know what this wili amount to, but I want to be put on record as saying that the new County Committee is prac tically dead." A special reorganization meeting will be held the first Monday in December. The Berkeley Club. An informal reception by the Berkeley Club will be held at the club house, Ravine and Webster avenues, Thursday evening, November 21. The Committee on Entertainments has prepared an ac ceptable programme of accompanying ex ercioes, and the event will rank among the best of the "Berkeley nights."