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The Jersey Cm News, AVERAGK DAIIjY CIRCULATION, HICH WATER MARK, 44,600 COPIES —— IN SIX DAYS. The Sunday Morning News HIGH WATER. MARK, i LARCEST CIRCULATION ;Λ_ HUDSON COUNTY. This paper is Democratic in principles and Is independent in its views on all local questions. Jefferson Davis. At least one more generation must pass before the full, fair truth can be spoken or written about Jefferson Davis. The glowing eulogiums of the South are still animated by the spirit of the "Lost Cause." A large section of the North has in later years grown generous, but even yet no one ven tures to speak with absolute impar tiality of him whose name was once the synonym of hate throughout the faithful states. Jefferson Davis was nothing if not an extremist anfthe uncompromising utterance of his principles and the undeviating persistence with which he carried them to or beyond their ultimate logical limits drew upon him a bitterness of reprobation which the more temperate genius of Robert E. Lee, who shared with Davis the chief taincy of the Confederacy never in «urrea. And yet there whs nothing in the animating principles of Jefferson Davis' life, considered in themselves, which was calculated to arouse per gonal hostility. He was a patriot according to his lights. He was a fanatic in the cause of liberty, as he understood it. He was truthful, bold, consistent, devoted. He loved the soil of the ^outh and he loved its people with a passion such as is seldom lavished upon what may be styled impersonal relations. He revered the traditions of Ameri can Independence, and it cannot be doubted that as against any foreign foe he would have given the same energy, the same passionate devotion, to the United States which made him the soul of the Confederacy and the idol of his people. Let us pass over his faults today. He is dead, and those who loved him are mourning, not the great leader of tumultuous times, but the gentle old man who lived in sad retirement fos tering brave traditions, and mourning for the men and the days that were gone forever. Fourth District Taxes. There may be some grievances to be redressed—souie adjustments to be made—in the matter of the -tax bill oi tne fourth district residents; but we have not the remotest notion that a charge of unfair discrimination against the people of that district will lie against the City Tax Board, it is so natural for a man to criticise his tai bill—let it bo ever so lair and reason able—that it is the easiest thing it the world to get up a general tux payers' revolt. If these gentlemei who were so noit-y in their denuncia tioiis of the city authorities at Thurs day evening'* meeting will take th< trouble to csiii at the tax board'] office, they will find their complaint treated with ready consideration, au< injustice, where it may have beei incautiously or inadvisedly doue, wil doubtless be speedily undone. That is the proper and sensible an< legal method of righting the wrong they complain of. Other taxpayer who think that their tax bills repre sent more than their share of the pub lie burden pursue this remedy,instead of getting up " inuignation " meeting and howling at everybody aud every thing in the municipal line. The plain fact is that the uieetin of Thursday evening was not gotte up with the view of redressing anj body's grievances. The tumult ha been stirred up. not for'the practici good it will accomplish, but just t aid its promoters to get their nam» into the newspapers. They are a ways sure of enough hot-headed hel to enable them to make a noise, and as that is about all these meetings ac complish, it is safe to assume that it is about all they are intended to accom plish. The disregard of reason and facts which distinguishes the Fourth dis trict tax kickers is illustrated in their claim that one of the purposes of the passpge of the new charter was to in crease Mayor Cleveland's salary. The truth is that the charter says nothing whatever about the mayor's salary, and Mr. Cleveland's salary was in creased—very properly—by authority of an act that had no relation what ever to the charter. When County Superintendent Gan non said he didn't want that $3,000 for the Kearney road, one of the Freeholders exclaimed "Great Cœsar." He probably had in mind Marc Anthony's words:— You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, * Which he did thrice refuse. This was regarded as a somewhat remarkable action on the part of the late Mr. Cîesar, but Superintendent Gannon's leaves it in the gloomy and sepulchral shade. AMUSEMENTS. On next Monday evening Mr. \V. J. Scanlan, the young and handsome Irish commedian and vocalist, begins a week's engagement at the Academy of Music, his first appearance since his successful tour of England, Ire land and Scotland. Mr. Scanlan will be seen in a special production of Jessop and Townsentlx picturesque Irish drama, entitled "Myles Aroon," tor which Manager Pitou promises new and handsome scenery, cobtumes anil iifi'essnries and a larire force Of auxiliaries. At every performance Mr. Scanlan will sing the following songs written and composed by him seli:—"You and I Love," "My Mag gie, " "Live My Love, Oh, Live," and his latest success, "See, There She (ioes," which he sings while swinging in his arms a pretty little girl. This new song is likely to create as much of a craze as his famous "Peek-a Boo" did. Mr. Scanlan is now one of the richest actors on the stage, as he has been playing to large business for several years, He has won his place by honest attention to his profession, and deserves all the success he has achieved. Mr. Scanlan will have the assistance of an excellent company, including Charles Mason, Thaildeus Krine, Robert McNair, Edward R. Marsdell, J. O. LeBrasel, Mrs. Mattie Ferguson, Helen Wealtersby, Nellie Sackett and others. Matinees will be given Wednesday and Saturday. PERSONAL AND NOTABLE. C. Asa Francis, of Long Branch, has been elected to the position of Secretary of the Long Branch Board of Education, made vacant by the death of ex-Senator Thomas G. Chattle. The following fourth-class New Jersey Post masters have been appointed :—R. L. McDowell, Cran bury; J. W. Newell. Eafcont own; Β S. Pearce, Manasqan; H. E. Hathaway, Monmouth Junction. Congressman Bergen will have quarters in Washington at the Richmond during the session of Congress. Robert Sewell, of Camden, has been appointed a cadet in the United States Military Academy,to represent the First New Jersey District. Department Commander George C. S. Bogert presided over the fourth annual encampment of the department of New Jersey Sons of Veterans, held at Hackensack Wednesday. After a supper provided by the local post, the delegates assem !<ed in Company C"s armory, where they held a ball to raise money to buy a soldiers' plot in Hackensack Cemetery. An intermission was taken during the ball to publicly install the newly elected officers. Ex-Senator W. B. Miller, of Cape May, is re covering from a slight attack of paralysis. No caucus of the Essex delegation to the Legis lature has been called yet, and it is hardly prob able that one will take place until the night be fore the organization just before the general caucus. Then the battle royal will be over the office of Sargeant-at-Arms, for which PatriGk H. Corish, Adolph Holzner and William Harrigan are candidates. The fight will be hot and hard between Messrs. Corish and Holzner. William IS. Ross, of Sussex county, would like to be Ser geant-at-Arms also, but will be content with be ing made assistant unless the Speakership should go to Essex, something that seems to be rather improbable. Postmaster John Engel, of Hackensack, has been notified by the department that free deliv eries will be granted to that town as soon as possible. The following anecdote is told by the Newark Evening News', it is probably less true than amusing:—There is a boy in a Newark private school who seems conversant with local history, although young in years. Yesterday the teacher was putting the youngsters of the class through their lessons relative co the rulers of the United States and cities. "Wlio is the Mayor of Newark and wnat are his duties*" was the question. "Mayor Haynes, commonly called 'Picnic Joe,1 " came the ready answer; "and his duties is sliootin' at targets and eatin' with soldiers." The answer as to the duties, according to the lesson, should have been 4,to enforce the laws of the city as enacted by Councils and the laws of the State," having a local bearing. There ai e only two members in the light for the presidency ol' the Senate. Senator Henry M. Nevius, of Moumouth, and Seuator George T. (,'ranmer, of Ocean. Senator A. F. R. Martin will be content with the chairmanship of the Municipal Corporation Committee, to which ha is entitled by virture of the fact that he is the the only Republican representing a largo eitv. Senator Edward F. McDonald, of Hudson, alto warns a place on this committee. The Newark Free Library lias now been open seven weeks and not a single book out of the large number issued has been stolen or mutil ated, and most of them have been returned in ; as good order as they were in when taken out. j bixty-eight and one-half per cent, of the ^ volumes taken are fiction, and the remainder principally scient itle works. The residents of Lindenwold are complaining ' of the unhealthy condition oi' the place, occa sioned by a large pool of water on the south side [ of the raiiroad. The water is said to have devel , oped malaria to an alarming extent. One family η the past three months has expended over $300 i in doctors' bille. Superintendent Dayton, of the " Camden ana Atlantic Railroad, offered to con - struct a drain under the roadbed to the north [ side of the track if the residents of the place would lay a drain from the railroad's property to a natural waterway ôtiO feet beyond, but while - some are willing to accept the offer others are indifferent to or oppoap the offer. r The'Hudson River Tunnel Company has con i tracted for an enormous cast iron pipe to hold up the mud under the river while the workmen are digging the tunnel. The pipe is known as a s shield by tunnel builders. It will be forced intr ,! ; the mud by hydraulic pressure. Workmen will j then dig out the mud inside of it until they reach the eiîd, when it will be driven aheac S again. Up to Tuesday 2.0S5 feet had been duf ■" on the Jertey side of the river, and on the New t> i York *ide 200. Work on the New York end ii -Ν· , . TJ XJ LV V « practically suspended at present. fcuperiuten· dent Haskings says that be will bare a hole through the mud in two years. Assistant City Surveyor Osier, of Camden, bas made plans of the farm of Chalk ley Lecooey for use at the murder trial next month. William T. Hopper, the recently appointed Collector of the Port at Perth A m boy, has appointed Abraham Coleman, of Eatontown, coast inspector. The salary is $2,000. Among the interesting and exciting; jtems pub lished in the Bridgeton Evening Ne tes is the story of a Fairton lady who walked backwards into the rain barrel, which was sunk in the ground in the rear porch of her house. She re mained in a plight, which can be more easily imagined than described, standing in the barrel with the ice cold water up to ber waist until hea "hired girl·1 came to her rescue and helped her out. WHO WILL PAY·FOR S1LC0TTS STEAL? The House Will DtacuKs nu Kxtr* Appro priation to Cover It. Washington, 1). C., Dec. 7, 1SS9.—The discussion among the members of the House of the ruling of the committee, that members were to be the losers by the defalcation, was very animated yester day. The ODinion was general that the House would vote a special appropriation to reimburse the members for their losses. Some opposition to this proposition was manifested by several of the members and it is certain "the appropriation will not go through the House "on wheels." Representative Evans, of Tennessee, said this morning:—"If the members of the House have allowed a system to stand so irregular as the committee is quoted as saying the existing system is, I think they should be the sufferers. "In any event I shall not favor re paying to members more than the amount of one month's salary, which under the custom of the House they might have been warranted in thinking they were en titled to entrust to the cashier." "The story that Silcott had gone to Xew York to collect some money of ex Congressman Paige," said Chairman Adams, of the Investigating Committee, tonight, "was obviously invented for the purpose of gaining time in his flight, as was also the message to his wife that he would return Monday night. There is no evidence whatever that Mr. Paige owes or has owed Silcott a cent." DAVIS' DEATH ABROAD. Vipws of the English Press on the Ex President of the Confederacy. London', Dec. 7, 1689.—The Times savs: "Mr. Davie' policy wus a superb game of brag. His later career was hardly worthy of his forme* life, for while be was the most conspicuous example of its clem ency, he seldom had a good word for the North." The Standard says:—"While he must occupy a prominent place ib history he will not be accorded the affection that friend and foe alike bestow upon Lincoln, Lee, Jackson and Grant." The Daily Telegraph says: "Now that he is gone he will be followed to the grave, we doubt not, by more affectionate "grati tude in the South and more respectful appreciation in the North, than was al ways his position during his life." The New Term Grand Jury. The following is the list of Grand Jurors drawn last Wednesday, and accepted by Judge Knapp this morning:—Philip Ull meyer, Henry Martinez, John Rich, Charles T. Munn, Charles Turner, Henry Pearlmutter, William H. Hunt, James N. Davis, James Laverty, Rauion M. Cook, Charles Klupful, Charles Somers, Joseph Meinthul, James Vine. Martin Lawlers, Edward Wrede, Adolpfi Brehm, Charles W. Laws, John Hart, Michael J. O'Donnell, James Byrnes, Joseph Warren, Charles Eypper, John J. Thompson. Failures of the Week. There were 281 failures in the United States reported to Bradstreet's during the week, against 26S in the preceding week and 278, 238, 309 aj)d 214 in the cor responding weeks of 1888, 1887, 1886 and 1885 respectively. The total number of failures in the United States January 1st to date is 10,633 against il,43!) in 1888. RAILROAD NOTES, The branch railroad running to High land Beach is to be sold at auction. The Central Railroad has been operating it of iate and will makeas rong fight for its purchase. It is reputed to be a paying ii-vctit.ntirm The Lehigh Valley Railroad has as sumed work ou its long branch from South Plainfield to Jersey City. Fifty thousand dollars worth of track laying machinery is already ou the ground in Koselle and the work will be prosecuted durincr the winter and spring in all weathers. The distance to be covered is twenty miles and the objective point in Jersey City is north of the Central New Jersey's ferry. The Ijackawanna is fighting to keep the New Jersey Central out of <i rich region at the junction of Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon counties. The Central already has the High Bridge branch to near Lake Hopatcong. Now it projects a line nearly parallel to the High Bridge branch, from White House, ten miles west of Somer ville, to Morristown. From White House to New Geruiautown the line has already been laid. The Lackawanna's Passaic and Delaware branch extends from Sum mit to Bernardsvilie, and a large force of men is at work near the latter place pushing the line to Peapack, six miles distant, with the intention of cutting off the Central. The Chicago limited train makes a run to Philadelphia every day in one hour and titty-nine minutes, or at an average rate of a little more than forty-tlve miles an hour. There are several "slow-ups" on the route and at times the speed is a mile h minute to make up for the deficiencies in other places. The engineer and fireman return to New York the same dfly and get a day and a half pay for the round trip. The Erie re-elected all its old officers last week. The directors voted to pjiy six per cent, iuterest on the income bends on January 15. it will be the first interest paid since 1888. The annual report of the road for the year ending September 30 sets forth that the earnings of the entire system for the year amounted to $27,004, •iOti.Ol. out of which there was due to leased lines worked upon a percentage of earnings the sum of Si,409,182.74, leaving $34,695,273.27 as the amount accruing to U1B 1ΜΉ' rUHU [ilUjll'l, A III; WUiMUU f Λ - penses were $17,854,434.95, leaving fti,74ll, S4S..'!"2 as uet earnings Earnings from other sources were ii,070,.504.04, giving total net earnings of ïT,81T,35'i.!>(i. The payments of interest ou the funded debt, fixed rentals and various other charges amounted to $7,042,570.51, leaving a sur plus for the year of $774,706.45. There is one feature of a ruilroad man's life on some roads which is, to put il mildly, annoying. It is the tardiness with which they are paid their wages every month. They are supposed tc receive their wages ou the first of th< month, but this never happens. Tht paymaster is an autocratic individua who takes hi3 time iu paying wages Sometimes he is ready to pay wages ot the fourth or fifth of the month It fre quently happens that men are not paie until near the middle of the month This delay is a source of annoyance t( the men and a profit to the railroaf Shy locks, who loan money at ten ant flîfeeu per cent, interest. It is said tha1 a law was recently enacted in Massacnu setts compelling all employers to pa; wages weekly. If such a thing is possi ble in that State, there is no reason wh] a law should not be adopted here régulât iug the payment of wages. Of course, ! would be a matter of dfiRcn'ty to enforci a weekly payment on big railroads, but i would not be so difficult to par waee fortnightly, or at least regularly on tin first of the month. The Legislatun might find a way of making tb:» j>racti cable. I PICKPOCKETS IN SKIRTS. ! some ι y tic λ κ s τι y ο facts most λ pxxisiax moxchaxd. Working tlie Omnibuses—Sceuery In St ft ui—Snrftli'· Pretty Trinkets—Olove· j In Oltlen Time. G. Mace, formerly Cliief of Detectives ' in Paris, writes as follows: — If the Italians are perfect in the art of j pickiug pockets, the Italian women are perfect also; they display great certainty of execution in their exploits, anil the arrest of one of them Is an exceedingly rare thing. Germany sends by far the greatest number of female pickpockets to Paris, but they are not by anv means the most adroit. The English women have raised this species of robbery almost to the level of an art. Manoeuvring from preference with the left hand, thev keep the right gloved. The Spanish women are easily recognized—small, frisky and dark, they glide amid the crowds with great vivac ity. If they see an agent, far from being frightened by his presence, they waik up to him and endeavor to get, him into a conversation. One of them recently said to au inspector on duty at the door of the Bon Marche stores:— "My friend, you are losing your time. You'll neve* succeed in trapping me. I'll gather the swag under your very nose, and defy you to jug me." The French women do not lack skill, but are too much preoccupied with the practical result of the thelts they com mit. They hasten to verify the contents of the stolen portemonnaies and thus get caught. Picking pockets has become second nature with many French female male factors. It is an evil without remedy, the result of the gatherings in the big cities, and the more alluring because the thief has no need to have recourse to re ceivers of stolen goods, and thus runs no risk of being betrayed and arrested. Numbers of women practice in the markets, where housekeepers and domestics are frequently dispossessed of their portemonuaies. They are con stantly inventing new methods of pro cedure. Thus, recently at the Saint Germain market, a female pickpocket about forty years of ago and respectably dressed, bore upon her left arm an infant of eignteen or twenty months, whose legs and feet she had arranged in such a man •iû» «« whan mnvwl to nnvor thp. onenino· of the pockets in women's dresses. At the opportune moment she slightly tickled the infant's legs with her left hand, while lier right, masked by the child, accomplished her ingeniously con trived operation. If the woman robbed felt a slight rubbing and turned, the thief administered several taps to the in fant, at the same time crying out:—"Be careful with your feet; you are soiling madame's dress!" These words sufficed to prevent the birth of even the slightest susuicion. A' new and special species ot pocket picting was brought to light only the other «.lay. A little girl, scarcely ten years of aae, was caught in the act of commit ting depredations at an omnibus station. This precocious and very intelligent little wretch was attended by her sixteen-year old brother. With lier hands in the pocket of her coat she adroitly robbed her victims, and if, by some unforseeu cir cumstance, the suspicions of the latter were aroused, on turniug about they were reassured by the inoffensive attitude of the child. The pockets in her coat were only exterior openings, and by passing her hands through the open front of the coat the girl could easily rummage the garments oi women pressed by the crowd. The theft of a watch and chain was mere play for this cbild. and she stole from eight to ten portemonnaies daily, thus bringing in quite α large revenue to her parents.. HOW ARHESTS ARE EFFECTED. The manner of following and arresting female pickpockets differs radically from that pursued in regard to men in the same line of theft. The robberies committed, the women separate and come together again only in those places where the di vision of the booty is to be made. As to the arrests, which are always disagreeable and dangerous, they are effected only singly and upon the public thoroughfares, every other method of capture, no matter how much better it may be, being for bidden to the agents. A recent case, chosen among a thous and, will post you as to the difficulty of making these arrests. A woman freshly released from the Saint Lazare Orison was closely watched by two inspectors, who arrested her on the Boulevard de Sebastapool, about a hundred yards from the Pygmalion stores, where, contrary to the habits of pickpockets, she had stolen an umbrella representing a value of twelve francs. At lirai. but· luuuu uu icsiaicuce, ttuuilL ting the theft for which she was being taken to the Commissariat of Police. But on reaching the Hue des Lombards she threw herself down, and, rolling upon the sidewalk, began to shout, "Help! help!" A crowd gathered, aDtl, without know ing the cause of arrest, took the part of the woman against the agents. She profit ed by this interference to say in a loud voice to the inspectors: "I am the honest mother of a family. 1 have stolen noth ing. I paid for that umbrella and you have no rieht to arrest me." Then, ad dressing herself to the constantly increas ing throng, Blie added: "These two scoundrels are notorious blackmailers. They ought to be rammed into a mitrail leuse and fired off!" The hostile crowd wildly applauded this sally, and shouted: " Let her go! Let her go! Duck the blackmailers in the river!" The situation was growing critical. A guardian of the peace interfered, but in stead of taking the woman and the in spectors to the police station he exacted, on the demand of several individuals and despite the customary explanations be tween agents of the municipal police, the exhibition of their detectives' cards, say ing to them: "After all, I don't know you!" Congratulated by the crowd and per haps by her accomplices, the woman finally disappeared, leaving the umbrella in the hands of the agents. The latter, to get out of their embarrassing position, then conceived the idea of opening the umbrella and, holding it over them, marched away under the protection of the guardian of the peace amid shouts of laughter. They were saved. The ludi crous turn of affairs had disar.ued the hostile throng.— Newark Evening Sewn. Gloves in Early Times. Gloves date back to a very remote period, the ancients not being strang ers to their use, and by the eleventh cen tury they were universally worn. lu a tomb in Egypt a pair of striped linen mittens were found that had been worn by a lady. Xenophon alludes to the Persians wearing gloves, and gives it as a proof of their effeminacy; and Hornet' de scribes Laertes at work in his garden wearing gloves, to secure him from the thorns. The Romans were severely up braided by the philosoohers for wearing gloves; but these reproaches had no effect In diminishing their use—they were too convenient and comfortable to be lashed out of being by the tongue of philosophy. They do not appear to have been worfi In England until the beginning.of r.lie elev enth century, and were of German m^nu; facture, lu the course of time, a great deal of ornamentation was used on the gloves of England. The effigies of Henry, II. aad Richard I. hnci gloves aaorned with previous stores,; and reai gloves Ornamented with jewels were found upon' the "tftiidii of King John and Edward 1., when their tombs wen? opened <itt»iug the last century. Gloves were even orna mented with crests and ahiional bear ings. The ecclesiastical were always richly adorued. They were made of silk or linen, embroidered and jeweled. A pair preserved at New College, Oxford, art of red silk, with the sacred monogram surrounded by a glorv, and embroidered i in gold on the 1>neks. Pope lkuufs.ee ι VIII. had g!o\es of white silk embroid i ered very beautifuilv njut studded with • pearls About the year 1600 leather gloves »p i X peared. They were embroidered, adorned With pearls and yews awl trimmed with late. Perfumed gloves, too, made their appearance and were very popular with tue ladies. We are told that Queen Mary Tudor had a pair of "swete gloves" sent to her by a Mrs. Whellors. The college tenauts of Oxford had perfumed «loves presented to them, as well as distin guished guests. The custom went out ioou after the reign of Charles 1.—Mon treal Star. What Cured Htm. It was a sad scene. The old man lay on his bed, and by him sat the faithful wife, holding his worn hand in hers and forcing back the tears to greet his wan dering look with a smile. She spoke words of comfort and of hope. But he felt the cold hand falling on him, and he turned his weary eyes up to her pale, wan face. "Jennie, dear wife, I am going." "Oh, no. John—not yet—not yet." "Yes. dear wife," and he closed his eyes; "the end is near. The world grows dark about me. There is a mist uround me gathering thicker and thicker, and there, as through a cloud, 1 hear the music of the angels—«sweet and sad." "Oh, no, Joliu, dear; that isn't angels; that's the brass band on the corner." "What!" Aid the dying man. "Have those scoundrels dared to come around here when they know I'm dying:' Give me my bootjack. I'll let, 'em see." And in a towering rage the old man jumped from his bed, and before his wife could thin κ he had opened the window and shied the boot jack at the band. "I've hit that fat leader anyway!" And he went back to bed and got well. Hardly a Miracle, An extraordinary affair has occurred at Maryport. A few days ago the wife of a laborer in the town gave birth to a son. When the child was born it was found that its head was covered with a veil or caul. The veil was placed on one side and no notice was taken of it until some hours after the child's birth. When ex amined, however, it was found that the words "British and Foreign Bible Socie ty" were deeply impressed on the veil. When this discovery was made the great est excitement prevailed in the neighbor hood, some of the women declaring that nothing short of a miracle had been en acted. The doctor, who inquired into the matter, however, soon explained the affair. The veil, while in a pliable condi tion, had been placed upon a Bible, on the cover of which the words "British and Foreign Bible Society" were deeply indented. The word* were in this way transferred to the veil, but some of the inhabitants still ascribe the affair to supernatural influence, and declare that the child is a "missionary born.Leeds Mercu/ru. Johnny's Slate. A boy's composition—The following is an extract from a real composition written by a small boy in New Jersey. The subject given by the teacher was the extensive one of "Man." Here's what the small boy wrote:—"Man is a wonder ful animal. He has eyes, ears, mouth. His ears are mostly for catching cold iu and having the earache. The nose is to get sniffles with. À man's body is split half way up and he walks on the split eada."—LippliicoU'g Magazine. Bernhardt'» Jewels. Sarah Bernhardt's latest catastrophe with her jewels Is too good to miss gett ing into print. It seems that Dona Sol left her jewels in a cab, and on discover ing her loss flew off to Scotland Yard, and there found them safe and sound. When asked, however, to oay the usual percentage on recovered property, and finding that this commission would, in the present instance, amount to £165, she was furious, and called it an imposition and asked to see the X'refet de Police. The guardian of the peace who was at tending to her assured her, in the most plausible manner, that she could not see the chief without an appointment, where upon Sarah exclaimed:— "Why not? I can see the Prince or Wales without an appointment. Why not the Chief of Police?" Finding argument, however apposite, of no avail, la grande tragedienne betook herself to Essex street to her solicitor, who told her that the police in this case had the law on their side, but advised her to return to Scotland Yard and ask what was the lowest they would take. Sarah, therefore, returned and meekly asked whether they could not remit part of the commission." Whereupon, she was in formed that, considering the circum stances of the case, they would "knock off" £100 and let her off with £05, which was promptly handed to the fortunate cabman.—Lohden Star. On a Siamese River. Rain fell heavily during the night, washing the race of nature, burnishing the trees, clearing the airand thus bright ening the whole landscape. Tlie cool fresh morning air that bathed our hands and faces as we started soon after day break, was scented with the fragrance 01 flowering shrubs and trees, and the pano rama we passed throusrh was delightful. Temples decorated with bright red ana gold and picturesque monasteries set like gems in the beautiful fringes of foliage that skirted the banks. Women and girls, gayly attired in a striped petticoat, or one of a small tartdn, and a silk scarf thrown ovtr the left shoulder, tripped along bare footed on their way to the market with baskets of flowers and garden produce. Here a group of men and women sat squatting on the sands, hav ing a chat before crossing the ford. Three men, women and children, with tlicirgar ments tucked up above their Knees, laughed and joked as they waded the stream. Groups of children playing in the water dashed it about and splashed each other. Cattle were lowing on the banks ou theirway to pasture. Thosuu was lighting up the balct pates and yellow garments at the monks and acolytes, who were passing In prooession carrying their begging bowls through the streets. Wo men and children were reverently await ing the approach of the monks, arid heap ing little cups of rioe and saucers of fish, and ondiments into their bowls, while the monks—at least the young ones, whc have the reputatiou of being a jovial crew—peeped over their fane, which were Intended to vail fair women from their sight.—Blackwood's Magazine. , Donnelly Has a High Old Time» Charles Donnelly, a sixteen-yeur-old teugh skipped the town on Thauksgivina Day upon learning that the police Were niter him for assaulting aged Patrick Callomey, of Xo. 451 Graud street. He returned last night lighting drunk and encountered 1'olicemuu Jones or Grand street. His challenge to Joueo u come ou was accepted, and Donuellj found himself in the Fourth preclnc lockup. Detective Holtic this moruins ; arraigned him on two chargée, the old as sault on Callomey and his attemptei assault on Policeman Jones. Justici Wanner held Him for further examina tion. His 'Estate Wouldn't Pay Hla.JDefcte· The Orp trip's pourt was eotifieid thi, morning lO&t t'.io usiarc'o? thp lat^Dau :«·! Karle, nÎjXoi'thgIud®6, had befli s«$j to'pi y hie ppn&iMhe esta» wsé jftiluw at Î1.500, au.<\ the Oeflbiçnpy left after it snip was tow; which tlte crédit oa wi) : probably loose. His widbw, .Mrs.- (Lilff lsàrlç, was the administratrix. -V ..· ■) - « lUT Λ lluistid Water Main, 15 Tho niaia wat»r\oipeithat supplies al the Kuake j'Jfll in&titutîéns, bursÊ iestei day morning at tft» meadows and !br llv hours nil the water had was piimpei from the Hackensack Hiver. County Superintendent Gannon as son as possible h«d a gang of meu at wor and the repairs were made by afternoon. Opening of a llayonoe Street. Counsellor Mann applied to Judg Knapp (or α writ of certiorari la the ma I ter of opening Bast Twenty-second street, , Beyonne. This was opposed by Counsellor Fuller on behalf of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. He claimed he had not had legal notice of the motion. A SPECIMEN KICKER. Mr Héritage Should Find No Fault witli Hie Tux Hill. One of the hardest kickers against his tax bill in the Fourth District Citizens' Association is George Heritage. The especial object of his protest is that his property at Nos. 157 and 150 Cambridge avenue has been assessed at Î4.200. The Tax Board has investigated his complaint, and it is found that ho paid *7(>u for the lot on which the house at No. 159 stands, and ÎWOO for that on which No. 157 stands. The contract for the building on which No. 157 stands calls for an ex penditure of fci,900; and for the builning on which No. 1M» stands calls for an ex penditure of #1,050. So that the house and lot at No. 157 cost him $3,MX). It is assessed for #2,200 The house and lot at No. 159 cost him il,740. It is assessed for *2,000. There may bo a slight over valuation of No. 159, but t>he two houses taken to gether represents $5,241* of investment, while their assessed valuation is ouiy $4,200. The Cruising Fleet Salle. Boston", Dec. 7,1889.—The United States (Juisers Chicago, Atlanta, Yorktown ami Boston, sailed hence at ten o'clock this morning. _ Files, IrcaiNO, Bleedixo, CJlcer, etc., Cored without CXTTixo, Lioatinq οι· Chloroforu. Our patients attend to business while receiving treat ment. Illustrated papers sent free. Address Drs. Miller and Jamison, No. 41 West Twenty sixth street, New York.*** William Delaney. Furnishing Undertaker, car rliùffê and camp chairs to let, 3t5 Grove street </0r sev City, N. J. Telephone eali. No. 188.*** advertisements Under the Head ο» MARRIAGES AND DEATHS Will he inserted in the Jersey City News ant the Sunday Mornino News at the rate of ten centa α line for the first Insertion; Jive cent» aline tor each subseouent insertion. DIED. COLSTON.—At Carthage, Jefferson county, N. Y.( December 7, 18S9, John K. Colston, of No. 322 Bar row street, Jersey City, atçed twenty-four years. Notice of Funeral hereafter. O'CONNOR.—Sarah, mother of John Michael and the late Patrick H. O'Connor. Funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Dillon, 131 Essex street, on Sunday at 2 p. m. m. J. DUTLAI1, Funeral Director, 198 Pavonia Ave.. Jersey City. REAL ESTATE. UOR HOUSES AND LOTS IN JERSEY CITT -Γ BERGEN, GREENVILLE, RAYONNE AND BER UEN POINT. CALL OR WIUTE TO JOHN N. BRUNS, Ho. 137 tea Avenue, Jersey City. so. 77 DaMortï Aram Greenrflis. END FOR LIST OF CITYAND COUNTRY PROP ROBERT M. FLOYD, JERSEY CITY HEIQHTS, 35 OCEAN AVE. COR. UNION 8T, REAL ESTATE 6. INSURANCE. Γ Ο LET-HOUSE; SIX ROOMS; HALLA&AÏ street; $18.00. Flat; five rooms; Grand street 813.00. Flat; five rooms; Woodward street; Stable and single stalls; corner Grand and Varlcfc streets. Van Keuren Sc. Son, No. 530 Grand street Jersey City. MADISON Building and Loan Association, NEW SIERIES. SUBSCRIPTION1 BOOKS NOW OPEN. FEATURES:— 1. Premium not deducted from loan but paid in monthly instalments. 2. Interest reduced quarterly. Association meets Second Monday nîghl ii each month. Meeting room at No. 8 Ocean ave nue, near Bramhall. Information furnished au( subscription list may be signed at any time at thi meeting room, or on application to Secretary L E. Herman, No. 03 Orient street. Next meeting of Association December, 9, a 8 p. πι. * ν Corporation Notice. Notice is hereby given that on thi 30tla day of September. 1889. application was made by Reuben Simpson ana others for the Im provement of NEPTUNE AVENUE, between OCEaN avenue and the west curb of GARFIELD AVENUE. in the following manner, including all intersections To have new2u inch curb set on both sides thereof To have new blue stene flagging 4 feet wide lait on each sidewalk. To have the gutter paved 3 feet wide with Belgiai blocks. And ail other work done that may oe neceesarj to provide for the flow of the surface water and t< complete the improvement in a gooa and sub stantial manner. Notice is aibO given that on the 19th day of Novem ber, ls89, the Commissioners of Assessment flle< with the Board of Street and Water Commissioner: their preliminary sketch showing what propertj will probably be assessed and the probable amoua' of benefit to each lot or parcel of land, also thi probable amount of assessment per foot of front age for the said improvement, ana the sam6 is nov open to public inspection in the olfice of the Clerl or the Board of Street and Water Commissioners. And notice is also given that the following street or avenues or particular sections thereof are in oluded in saia assessment, namelv:— NEPTUNE AVENUE, from OCEAN AVENUE to GARFIELD AVENUE. And that on the !K)th day of December. 1839, a 10 o'clock a. m., and the meeting room of the Boar< of Street and Water Commissioners are hereby flxet as the time and place when and where the Boar: of Street and Water Commissioners will meet to hear parties interested in sakl application and al remonstrances agaiuet the said improvement thai may be presented in writing. By order of the Buara or Street and Water Com mlbsioners. GEORGE T. BOUTON, Clerk. Dateu Jersey City, November 39. 1889. corporation JNotice. -\T OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON THE 9Tf 1^1 dav of feeptemb*!1, 1S89. application was mad to the Board of street atii water Commissioner by Johu R. Halladay and others for the improve meut υ Γ VAN HORN STREET. between Johnston avenue and .Maple street. In th following manner, iucludliig all lutersectlous:— To have the straei for the full width tnereof Sraded to the established grade by excavating ο lllng the same to the established grade. To have new twenty inch curb set on each aid thereof. To have the carriage way paved with Belglai block pavement. To have new bridge atone crosswalk* lai !. Tohavelû'· present bridge stone crosswalks rc laid and new bridge stone laid where necessary. And all the work that may be necessary to pro ytoe tot· the flow of the surfoco water and to eonr plate thy Improvement in a good and substantia mat-ner. ,. v , _ Notice is also given that on the 19th d^.v of N( veiriber. l£S9, the Ccimmissloners of Assessment tile with the Board of Street and Water Commissioner thélr preliminary sketch, showing what J&nopert, wiilwrobarjly uo assessed and the probable amouu of benefit to each rot or jpareel of land, also th probable amount of assessment per foot of front age for the »aid improvement and the same 1/5 no^ open to publie inspection in the office of the clef! •oi the Board Of Street and Water Commie*!oners. And notice is alsd given that the following streel or avenues or particular sectloua thereof are U eluded in «aid assessment, via.:— VAN .HORN STREET. . from .Tohnston avenue to .Mapffr street, MAPLE STREET, from Van Horn street, about 25 feet north and feet south. ^ And that the 80th day of December, 1S8 at lu o'clock a.m., and the meeting room of th Board of Street and Water Commissioners, ai hereby flxed as the time and place when and whei the Board of Street and Water Commissioners wil meet to hear parties Interested In said applicatio and all remonstrances against the said lutprov meat that may be pnej-ented in writing. By orcier of the tioaru of Street ant; Water Cor miHloaer*. GEOEOK T. BOUTON. Clerk. Dated Jersey City. 3». J„ November 2M8Mi KOARJJERS WASTEV. Ï^URNISHED ROOM WITH BOARD FOR ORN tlemen. also te bio board; convenient to raff and fer rte*. No. ITS Fourth street. ÎFINELY FURNISHED ROOMS, WITH STRICTLY firet class board; opposite park. No. 8 Wert Hamilton place. iJUJRNiSHËD ROOMS WITH ΟΪΓ WITHOUT board; No. 94 Jewett avenue. Heights. Mrs. St. John. IARGE ROOM NICF.I-Y rUKMSHBU: ALL CON J venleuces, with first-class board. No. 288 First street. I A RUE FRONT ROOM TO LET; BOARD IF DE J aired. _ No. JM1 fiercer street. VTICF.LY FURNISHED ROOM TO LET WITH λ.* board, for one or two gentlemen: private fam lly: central location. Address J., New» office. ONE LARGE AND ONE SMALL ROOM TO LET, with board; everything first-class. No. :î9 sum mit avenue. PLEASANT ROOMS WITH BOARD IN PRIVATE family; terms moderate. No. 223Va Third streefc PLEASANT ROOM, WITH GOOD BOARD, 43 Ocean avenue. TO LET-SECOND STORY FRONT ALCOVE ROOM with board. 232 Third street. _ Oil VIRGINIA AVENUE, HEIGHTS — NICELY mi L· furnished alcove room; flret-class board; ample closet room, two minutes from Jackson Ave nue Station, Central It. R. of N. J.; suitable for two Ο<>7 WARREN STREET.—LARGE ROOM, SEC I ond floor; also hall rooms, with board. £ΪΛ 1 JERSEY AVENUE—SECOND FLOOR FRONT DUi alcove, and third front, with board. FURNISHED BOOMS. T?URNISHED ROOMS. WITH FOLDING Bed" J for light housekeeping. No. 611 Jersey avenue PLEASANT Ε Κ ONT ROOM TO ÛJCTV ENQUIRE No. 84 Sussex street. T>LEASANT "ROOMS WITH BOARD; NO. ~229W JL Third street. Rooms to let, furnished.-two very nice front rooms, $3 and f 1.5U. No. 246 York street; ring three times. . rIHVO NICELY FURNISHED ROOMS, HE AT ED J gas and bath; family private. No. 1T5 Fourth street. T*WO VERY NICE FRONT ROOMS, NEWLY FUR I nishcd: ten minutes from ferry; $3 and $1.60. No. 246 Yorks<reet; ring three times. TO LET—THR&E UNFURNISHEÏ) ROOMS IN NEW private houae, occupied by owner; pleasant neighborhood; one block from cars. Enquire No. 34 Wiley street. » TWO VERY NICE FRONT ROOMS, NEWLY FUR nished; ten minutes from ferry; $3 and $1.80. No. 246 York street; ring three times. TO LET—FURNISHED ROOM; PRIVATE FAM lly.' No. KX3 Fourth street. 'ΓΟ LET—rURNISHED ROOMS FOR LIGHT 1 housekeeping; first floor. No. 224 York street. TO LET—A HANDSOME BACK PARLOR,PARTLY furnished; suitable for doctor or dentist. No. 182 Wayne street. 1 Q Q SUSSEX STREElUFURNISHED ROOM TO Α Ο V let, without boartt. Furnished Rooms Wanted. WASTED-A YOUNG MAN WANTS A FUR nlshed room In the lower part of Jersey City; Barlor and bedroom in a flat preferred. Address, . P., Jersey City News. SITUATIONS ΑΝΏ WORK W ANTED Τ» EXPECTABLE GIRL WISHES SITUATION, TO IX do general housework. Call at No. 183 Bay street. SITUATION WANTED BY A GERMAN GIRL TO Ο do general housework or in a restaurant. No. 248J/é York street, SITUATION WANTED TO COOK, WASH AND iron or do general housework. No. 150 Seventh street. WANTED—SITUATION AS PLAIN COOK IN A private family. Call at No. 16 Erie street, sec ond floor. %ipUNG GIRL WISHES A SITUATION TO DO 15» housework or chamber work. Apply at No. 285 Bay street. LOST AND FO'UNV. ^ LOST OR STOLEN, BANK BOOK No. 285,?«8 OF the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank. Pay ment stopped, Blease return book to bank. No. 51 Chambers street, New Yorlc. DRESSMAKING. DRESSMAKING.-STYLI9H «XTITS MADF. TOR «5 and upwards: S. T. Taylor's system; fit guaran teed. Miss M. Flannery, No. 129 Forrest street, Height». ^ _ FOR SALE. FOR SALE-CONTRACTOR'S CARTS, SENDER llng's patent: light and easily operated; to. be seen at Contractor Henry Byrne's Wayne street; built to order by Ernst Schantz, No. 183 First, stteet. ■" " ' •'■.'III LL!!L'. ''ι hi ι ||ΐ|||ΐ||· I2ÏSTR UCTIONS. HASBROUCK INSTITUTE. No. lUi GRAND street, Jersey City. Thirty-fourth year begins September 11. A school of the highest «rade, with the following departments, each of which lias its superin^nd ent:— The Boys' Academic, the Girls' Academic, the Boys' preparatory, the Primary (both sexesl the Music Department, the Art Department. Students prepared for college professional schools and business. Catalogues and further information given at the Institute. Î CHARLES C. STIMBT9. PrIno!p»l. Directors. HORACE C. WAIT. Vice-Principal. DON'T COMMENCE THE STUDY OP STENOGRAPHY AND TYPEWRITING until you call at Vermllye's College. «10 Broadway Ν. Y. Pamphlets free. Alio les&one by mall Cut tale out. IniOROUGH PREPARATION FOR CIVIL SER vice. business college. medical ana lave school. Hoffman Educational Rooms, No. 46 Newark avonne. aanAA A YEAR-BOARD AND TUITION: BOYS 9P^L/U and girls. Address Episcopal Schoool Haddonfield. X. J. A YOUNG GENTLEMAN WOULD LIKE IN ;-truutlon in French. Address DON. Jersey City News Office. A UCTIONSALJiS. _ FRANK STEVENS, Auctioneer. Notice is hereby given that the subscriber will, by virtue of a decree of the Court of Chancery dated December 2,1889, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, on TUESDAY, the 10th day of December instant, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at the office of Frank Stevens, No. 55 Montgomery street, Jersey City, two hundred shares of the capital stock of THE JOSEPH DIXON CRUCIBLE COMPANY, the par value of each share being one hundred dollarn. EDWARD F. C. YOUNG. Dated December 3,1889. Receiver of the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company. ■ R. VAN SYCKLE, AUCTIONEER, WILL SELL «J « on December 11,1889, at 10 a. m., at No. 58 Mont gomery street. All goods pledged previous to Dooember 9, 1889. By order E. McDonnell, No. 818V< Grove street. JL.J-J'Ji LBJL.1 f'■."".'Bil!1! «g THE BLIND SEE, The Deaf Hear, the Lnme Walk, THE SICK MADE WELL WITHOUT MEDlCINlE Marvelous cures are performed dally at til· rooms of DR. FANYOU, No. 258 Sixth avenue, N. YM of Dyspepsia Insomnia, Catarrh, Paralysis and all Nervous and Chronic Dieeases. Office nours:—9:80 a. m. to 4:80 p. m. The poor healed free from 9:o0 to luaiû a. m. For a DISORDERED LIVER Try KEOIUrS PILLS. 26cts· a Box. OF αΧμΤλ 13IlIJCiO χ»τβ. MODEMANN DENTIST, No·. 603 and 504 THIRD AVENUS, southwest Corner 84th Street. No. 255 SIXTH AVE., near 16th Sfc.. Ν. Y. Gum H^legant Siet·, «4, «7 and «10» Perfectly adapted to the anatomy of the moutfc. and guaranteed to stand the teat of time. v. ·« Old Time Prices, $10, $*20 and $80. Artificial Teeth on Gold, Artificial Teeth on Sliver HO CHARGE v NO CHARGF for extracting teeth without ualn when artificial· teeth are to be inserted. (Ια this department a lad/ in attenrifcdce.) Teeth filled with Gold, Silver. Ac., ii·. Teeth repaired tn fifty minutes. Sets mania while waiting. * - Set? that the name MODEMANN Is painted in full and plain letters, on the doors, stairs and win dow*. We uave positively no connection with any dental office that does not display the name MODEMANN, Ko·. 508 and 504 THIRD AVENUS. Southwest Corner 31th street. No. «ββ SIXTH AVIS., near 16th St., Ν. Y.