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:Lured to This City by the
Seductive Green Goods
Justice Stiising Hears the Story
of the Gentlemen from
Detectives Dalton, Clos and Morris
mftfla a trio of clever arrests last night·
in this city that will lead to the establish
ment of direct proof of the existence of a
green goods "joint" at No. 431 West
Forty-second street, New York.
The haul included James Wallace, a
messenger in the employ of the joint
operators; Samuel Davis, a Union County,
Tennessee, post master, log hauler and
farmer; and Thomas E. Gaines, a white
haired farmer from Granger county,
For some time past Chief of Police
Murphy has been receiving letters from
''squealers" from all over the country,
enclosing green goods, circulars dated
fro£i Ocean avenue, Jersey City. He
Pet -the detectives at worK watching at
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Detective Du 1 ton, saw the men get off
a train in the Pennsylvania station. He
- followed tbera to Taylor's hotel where
they registered with the green goods
iuitals, A. P. after their names. He went
to their raorn, represented himself as a
green goods agent and got all his facts.
.Then he arrested tlie men, and when the
real agent, Wallace, put in appearence,
he too was gobbled up. The two were
produced in Justice Stilslng's court this
Wallace was in the prisoner's pen.
Farmer Gaines, attired in true Western
style, with his "pants" stuck into his
boot tops, was first examined. He is a
slenderly built old man, with long white
hair and chin beard, and he wore a shirt
mop that had never been "biled."
He said he had left his home last Satur
day morning in company with Davis, the
"What was the object of your visit?"
naked the Judge.
"Jedge,"said the old fellow slowly.
"Wall the principal thing was just this,
curiosity. I alius had a sort o' hankerin'
to see our great capitil an' this section of
the country. 'Sides, I had got some o'
them 'ere circlers outen the Lower
Nathan Postoffice, an' 1 jest thought ez
how I'd,like ter 'vestigate the matter.
The circ'ler said everything was all
straight; the money was good an' hed
been so 'cided by ther S'preme Court. I
could'nt make out how they waz goin'
to give mo teu thousand dollars for six
hnudered an' fifty.
"riunipen was said in the circles 'bout
plates stolen from the Government, an'
territorial rites, an' so on; so 1 jest
thought ez how 1 mought jast as well en
quire T)out it while I was visitin' this sec
tion. When I got off here, Jedge, 1 had
but er dollar an' three cents."
"But you came on ostensibly to trans
i ~ act business with the senders of those
circulars?" queried the Judge.
"Wall, I couldn't make much of er deal
with a dollar an' three cents."
. "What do you mean by a deal?"
"Well, l guess it Is what you folks
would call a bargin. Out our way we
calls 'em deals. 1 only wanted ter see
what wuz in ther concern, an' ef ther
wuz enything in It. I had sum money
Postmaster Davis, when caiiea, sat
down in the witness chair as though he
was squatting on a log. He is a meal urn·
built man, with a brown mustache and a
heavy goatee.
He slapped his wide brimmed hat on
one knee, and, resting his right elbow on
the arm of the chair, commenced slowly
stroking, his nose, and rather sullenly
waited for questions.
He had been shown the circulars by
Former Gaines. He thought -'hit wus
some kind er swindlin' machine," but as
he was not up in all kinds ot business
matters he thought he would also like to
He, too, wanted to see the capial, bnt
he admitted that the desire to visit the
same was "buoyed up" by the circulars
had seen.
"Mow much money did you bring with
you?" asked the Judge.
"Wall, nigh onto a hundred dollars,"
was the slow reply.
"Well, what do you mean by 'nigh
onto.' "I
"Wall, right at a hundred; but I've
only got'bout forty left."
"1 suppose you were particularly
anxious to see Jersey during your travels
"And you were making for this
And tho Justice having clearly estab
lished this point, held the prisoner Wal
lace, who stated that be had merely been
approached by unknown parties iu New
York and paid to come over and con
duct the two Western visitors to an office
located at No. 431 West Forty-second
street. He was put under $500 bail to ap
pear for further examination tomorrow
moraine, and handed over the West
ern's to Chief Murphy.
'J'llti JiliNLU ΙΛΟΙι 1Λ LUUIU.
Why the Affectionate "Jacky" Now Car
ries ii Lock of His Wife's Hair.
"Jacky" Lynch, whose dance hall was
raiilecl by the police Saturday night, ac
companied by ex-Judge Garretson, as '
counsel, appeared before Justice '
Stilsing at eleven o'clock this morning,
and waived further examination 1
ou a charge of keeping a disorderly 1
house. The amount of bail was fixed, ■
and "Jncky" will answer the charges to ,
the Grand Jury.
"Jacky" threatens to make it hot for .
some of the policemen who participated <
in the raid. He carries iu his ι
big money purse a haudfnll of ι
hair which he says was pulled j
from his wife's head bv the police, and
also a certificate from Dr. McGill, which
he claims certifies that serious results
will follow from the rough handling re
ceived by his wife, who is iu delicate
health. ' Such is to be a portion of :
"Jacky"' defence. ι
Officers Fleeted Yesterday—The Business
The New Jersey Title Guarantee and
Trust Company yesterday elected these
Directors for the ensuing year:—
A. Q. Garretson, F. S. Linn, Charles L.
Corbin, Frank Stevens, William G. Bum
sled, E. F. C. Young, John D. Carscallen,
jonn C. Besson, Speucer Weart, De
witt Van Huskirk, Henry Leinbeck,
e&rle Inslev, George F. Perkins, Robert
YW'-ell of New York, and William H.
t \ ' iu.
,ie Board organized as follows:—
1·, isident, A. Q. Garretson; lirai vice
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president, Henry Χλ m beck; secottrt vice
president, Robert Sewell; treasurer,
George W. Young; secretary, P. H. Cher
The company has a paid up capital of
$200,000. The 'guarantee business i* iu
r easing, and ail the Builcl ng and Loan
Associations have their titles Bearehed
and guaranteed by it.
Tlie company is also about to erect a
handsome building on Montgomery
Hut AVon't S»y Why He Has Left the
Fairview Avenue CUurcta.
The withdrawal of Mr. Jacob Ringle
and his family from the Rev. Mr. An
dreas' German Evangelical Church on
Fairview avenue lias aroused no end of
talk in church circles. Air. Ringle, had
been a liberal contributor to this church,
and his family had been active in all
movements within it.
Rev, Mr. Andreas sought Mr. Ringle to
learn the occaBion of the withdrawal,
and Mr. Kingle would say only that he
was dissatisfied with the way things
went in the church. That, too, was all
he would say to me when I enquired for
particulars last evening.
A lady memberof the church said, how
ever, that the return of Mr. Wersebe to
the fold is thought to have had something
to do with Mr. Ringles retirement. Three
j ears ago, when Wersebe was treasurer
and Ringle trustee, there was a dispute
about $100 of church funds, Mr. Wersebe
naid it, and then withdrew. But he is
nmr lui r» lr
"You know, too," the lady went on,
"that the ladies' Verein gave a little
supper a few weeks ago. At the close of
the supper we presented Mr. Andreas,
our paster, with a gold watch. Most of
the money was raised by private contri
"We lacked η few dollars to make up
the amollit desired, which we took from
our society fund. I do not think Mr.
Hingle was in favor of the movement,
nor do I believe that he contributed to
wards the fund. 1 heard that he did not
like the action of the members in the
"1'heu again,we had a fair and supper a
ween or two ago. It was a great success,
rte church cleaved over above ex
penses. During the fair, which lasted
three evenings, young Mrs. Bingle
had some difficulty with the Presi
lent of the Verim about a
book in which subscription for an
article to be disposed of by chance were
being solicited. It seems, too, that Mrs.
Hingle purchased an article for a dollar,
sold by mistake, I believe, which was
marked at $1.75. They insisted that if she
kept the article she must pay the ad
ditional 75 cents. There was another
iilt of a similar nature. Mrs. Ringle, I
beard, considered that she had been
grossly insulted. She has not been to
;hurch since, and I have an idea that
;hese circumstances have had something
:o do with the retirement of Mr. Kingle
md his family."
UiH JLtlL £i V Tj ur
Death of Miss Foster, Who was to Have
Married Β. 14. Bedle.
No sadder event has ever occurred in
;his city than the death of Miss Clara Fos
;er, who died at her home, No. 3 Astor
>lace, at one o'clock this morning.
Miss Foster had been ill with typhoid
ever but ten days and the announcement
>f her death was a surprise to many of
1er friends. Miss Foster was an nnusual
y beautiful woman, about twenty-two
,'ears of age, and the circumstances sur
rounding her death were such as to elicit
he deepest feeling even from those who
were not known to her.
On Saturday she was to have been mar
ked to Bennington Bedle, son of ex-Gov
irnor Bedle, and the beautiful home, in
vhich they had planned to spend to
;ether their lives, was prepared and
iwaiting them. Miss Foster was the
laughter of Joseph Foster and, though
ihe cared little for society and its pleas
ires. she had a very large circle of
'riends, who deeply mourn her sad and
inexpected death.
1 Lennox Club Theatre Party—Miss
Iloyd'l Sociable.
The Lennox Club gave a theatre party
ast night in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
1. J. Buchanan who have entertained
he club very often. The party attended
he Lyceum Theatre, and enjoyed the
:xcelleut performance of the Charity
Sail. After enjoying the play, the party
îad supper before returning to their
domes in this city.
Miss Boytl's Sociable.
Miss Minnie Boyd gave a pleasant so
:iable at lier residence on Sackett street
ast night. The evening was delightfully
ipent in music, games ami dancing. A
jiano and violin duet by Miss Alice Fen
on and (ieorge K. Lewis was greatly en
oyed. Euchre, angling aud other games
vère played. Miss Boyd was a charming
lostcss aud her guests spent a very pleas
mt evening.
Among tlie guests were Mr. and Mrs.
iV. R. Davis, Mr. aud Mrs. Sutphin, Miss
\nuie Lyon, Miss Mamie Fitzpatrick,
Hiss Agues Matthews, Miss Ettie Corey,
i. E. Fatier, Harry Allen, John Moore,
lason Caldwell.
Entertained Hie Sunday Pupils.
Mr. and Mrs. Kobert Noonan enter
.aincd Mr. Noonan's Sunday School class
ast night at their resideuco. No. 45
tfercer street. The youug guests were
nvlted to tea, and after this was served,
he evening was spent in piayine games
md singing. Miss Lillie Vance assisted
η enteriaining tiiem.
A Dinner to Assemblyman JSrwin.
Assemblyman-elect James S. Er
vin, of the Sixth district, was ten
lered a dinner last evening by
he MinkaKeva Protection Club at the
ieivedere House ou Dantortb aveuue.
tlany prominent Republicans were pres
mt. Vice-President Adum Keid pre
An excellent menu was served, after
vhich the following toasts were pru
loted and responded to:—"The Ballot,"
fames S. Erwin; "The .Republican Pai
y," Flavel McUee; "His Constituents,"
>pencer Weart; "Our District Commit
ee," Edward W. Woolley; "Our City,"
iilbert Collins; "General Topics," K. li.
jeymonr; "Public Schools," Charles W.
fuller; "The lJress," C. H. Benson.
New OIHcere Elected.
At the annual meeting held in Holy
family Hall last night Uood Samaritan
Council No. '.248, Catholic .Benevolent So
iety of Union Hill, elected Fred Eugel,
>resident; Frank Lippert, vice president;
1. F. Fischer, orator; the Rev. J. N.
irieff, chancellor; Emli J. Fôerch, secre
ary; Anion Kummich, collector; Edward
j. Milieu treasurer: John Treuz, chap
ain; .Toiia Fecht, marshal; Jolm Henkel, j
ruard; Olio Foerch. Michuel Stiehler and
b'rank Tiunesfeld, trustees.
lSnildiilg and Loan Associai Ion.
The Hudson County Buiding and Eoan
Association fceld its regular monthly
meeting at Palisade Hall last evening
rhe receipts were ίΙ,ΤΟΟ. The association
decided to repay the amount oj $3,000, and
not to otter a loan until a good fund from
dues shall have been accumulated.
Faculty List of the New Jersey
Medical College.
U. S. Commissioner Isaac S. Romaine
yesterday afternoon took further testi
mony in the New Jersey Medical College
case now pending in the Supreme Court.
As will be remembered by the readers
of The Jersey City News, the county
Board of Health refused to recognize the
diplomas issued to the graduates of that
institution last June. The College ap
plied to the .Supreme Court for a writ of
mandamus compelling the Board of
Health to allow the graduates to practice
In the county.
Dr. Mark A. Broughton and Dr. Albert
D. Whitney, of the" faculty, were wit
nesses examined yesterday. Henry W.
Wintield appeared as counsel for the
Board of Health, and ex-Judge K. Sev
mour was present in the interest of the
In accordance with his promise l)r.
Broughton submitted a list of the mem
bers of the faculty and the colleges from
which they graduated. The list did not
seem to fully satisfy Mr. William Field.
It was as follows: —G. M. Day, Philadel
phia College of Medicine, 1804; James A.
Davies, Cambridge University, England,
no date (Dr. Davies is at present in Eng
land and the desired date is not obtain
able); Robert A. Ciuuu, University of Buf
falo, I860: G. E. Potter, Cincinnati, 1S80;
(Supposed to he the Kleet.ic Medical in
stitute.) Dr. Throlng, Long Inland Med
ical College and Hospital, 1887; M. H.
Holbrook, Hvgeo, Therapeutic Medical
College, Ν. Y., 1863 (College closed 1867);
H. B. Cole, Columbia College and Lsw
School, 1867 (District of Columbia).
There were ten members of the faculty.
The names of the colleges from which
the others graduated were not at present
obtainable. One of the diplomas submit
ted bore the signature of John Buchanan,
whom Mr. Wmfleld intimated by query
had beeu indicted for issuing bogus dip
lomas. Mr. Seymour objected on the
ground that Buchanan's name was but
one of a number and his indictment had
nothing to do with the matter pending.
Dr. Brougliton said that lectures were
still being given at the college daily ex
cept Saturday and Sunday. There were
teu students. Druggist Silver, - whose,
place of business is located in the Fuller
Building, was mentioned as one of the
matriculants who lives in Jersey City.
Dr. Albert D. Whitney professor of
gyntecological surgery and obstetrics,
when on the stand, said he lived at No.
50 West i'ifty-iifth street. New York. He
graduated fiom Columbia College, class
'til. His medical training was obtained
in study with Drs. William H. Van
Beureu and Alfred Post, both now dead.
He had also spent two years
as a student in the New York University
of Medicine, and graduated from Peim
Medical University in 1863. He had prac
ticed regularly since, with the exception
of two years in the army,during a portion
of which time he was a contract surgeon
and was appointed to be surgeon on
General Hooker's staff. He first began
lecturing in the New Jersey Medical
College in October, 1888. The graduated
students attended the lectures regularly,
had been examined by the faculty and
passed α satisfactory examination.
"How came you to accept a chair in
this college?" asked Mr. Wintield.
nally tie answered:—
"Dr. laike Broughton came to see me,
offered me the chair aud I accepted it."
"Did you know anything about the
condition of the college prior to the time
you accepted the chair?"
"No, sir."
Dr. Whitney could not say liow long he
had known Dr. Luke Broughtou.
"Do you consider him a jjhysician in
good standing?" asked Dr. W lniieid. The
Doctor declined to give a categorical an
Advising Kaiiroad Men to Stand by the
Labor Organization.
The Hudson County Association of Sur
face Railroad Employes gathered in good
numbers at Masonic Hall, corner of Ber
gen and Fail-mount avenues, last night,
despite the unpleasant weather. It was
an open meeting to advocate the princi
ples of the association.
President Joseph Fullem briefly stated
the objects sought by the meeting, aud
called attention to the fact that the asso
ciation was not only protective but benev
olent. Five dollars a week was paid to
sick members aud $100 at death.
John W. Jakeway said when the rail
road companies conceived the Mutual Aid
■Society the purpose was to break up the
union of the railroad men. Just as soon
as they got all present out of this organ
ization into their own the bosses ot the
companies would try to get back what
they had laid out. lu Boston the railroad
companies had succeeded by a Mutual
Aid Society in breaking up the labor or
ganization of the men and theu increased
their,hours of labor. The next step of
these people wou.d be to get rid of the law
which protected the railroad men.
Edwin Dickson understood there were
200 members on thé roll book, but some
of these had lost interest in the work.
Let a revival be the outcome of the pres
ent meeting.
J. Kuerr said if the officials of the rail
road companies gained the upper hand
and wrecked labor organizations through
the agency of their own society the result
would Tje that the men would be working
seventeen and eighteen hours a day again
instead of twelve. He honed thé car
drivers would come out ahead in the
-Legislature this session, but they must be
strongly organized and not let corpora
tions' officials into their councils.
West Bobokcn Votes :iTi> to 334 Against
The proposed new town charter for
West Hoboken was defeated at a special
election held in that town yesterday by a
vote of 27U against the new charter und
in favor of the charter. The close
election created considerable excitement
in the town.
Adam Schaefer is a contractor in West
Hubokeu. He wijs arrested this morning
and committed to the County Jail by Re
corder Goynes under rather queer circum
stances. Philip Shultz complained to the
Recorder that Schaefer bouiiht some tools
from him and when he rendered his bill
refused to pay for them. The Recorder
issued a warrant for Schaefer. The
charge is unknown. Schaefer says that
ho did not pay for the goods because he
heard that they were stolen.
About twenty indictments were pre
sented to Judae Knapp by the Grand
Jury yesterday. They were for petty
The annual ball of Court Astley, No.
7578, A. O. of F., will be a big affair at
Oakland Rink this evening.
The second grand annual ball of the
Hop-up l''rogs Association will be held at
Uergen Hall New Year's eve.
The annual reception of the Jersey City
Amateur Orchestra will be held at
Roche's Hail this evening.
The Hasbrouck charity concert was
rehearsed this morning at the Tabernacle
with orchestral accompaniment by
tweuty-iive of New York's best musieaus.
Λ Queer Arrest.
The concert tomorrow night is to he a
grand success as it ought to be. when we
think of the noble object for which it is
ftlaneflftld, No. 22, Mustered T.ast N'lglit
bv Department Officers.
Department Commander \V. Ε. B.
Miller, of Camden, mustered Mansfield
Post, No. 22, into the Department of New
Jersey. G. A. R, last evening, with an
enrollment of twenty-nine comrades. The
ceremony took place in Arcanum
Hall, Bayonne, the assist
lug officers being Junior Vice
Department Commander Frederick
Booru.au, of Bergen Point, acting as
senior vice commander. Past Post Com
mander Henry Haase, of Post No. 13, as
junior vice commander; Comrade Philip
Lumbreyer, of Post No. 8, as officer of
the guard; Inspector General James C.
Fisher, of this city, as officer of the
guard; Quartermaster Philip G. Vroom,
of Post No. 100, as chaplin; Assistant Ad
jutant General C. S. McGrath and Chief
Mustering i,nd Installing Officer Thomas
J. Armstrong, of this city.
There were also present detachments
of comrades from Van Bouten Post No.
3, Zabriskie Post No. 38, and Henry Wil
son Post No. 13, of Jersey City; Hatch
Post No. 5, of Camden, and James N.
Vun Butât rk Post No. 100, of Bayonne.
The officers elected and installed were
as follows:—Post commander, John Vree
land; senior vice-commander, Alexander
A. Mc Far lan; junior vice-commander,
John A. Post; quartermaster, Ed ward E.
Allaire; surgeon, W. 'Mortimer
Clark: chaplain, Nicholas Cubberly;
adjutant, John H. Huxley; officer of
tiie day, Francis C. Ludy; officer of thi
guard. James C. Van Buskirk; quarter
master sergeant, A. L. Field; sergeant
major, George W. Allaire; delegate to the
State Encampment, John H. Huxley; al
ternate, John A. Post.
Following the business session the vet
erans did justice to a collation and passed
a couple of hours in social intercourse.
Addresses were made by the Department
officers, several of the new Post's officers,
Commander W.. Broker, of Post No. 100,
and Comrade George W. Yates, of Post
No. 22. Comrade McGrath sang "We
Drank from the Same Canteen," and
Comrade Clark warbied "Sarah's Young
Yf~ ~ >»
The Clever Comedy Produced in Bayonne
for the New Hospital Fund.
A successful rendition of Wylie's three
act comedy "Snowed In" was presented
in the winter club house of the Newark
Bay Boat Club, at Bayonne. last evening,
for the benefit of the new Bayonne City
Hospital and Dispensary.
The affair wis under the management
of Mrs. John H. Carragan and Mrs. Krnest
C.Webb, and the cast of characters in
cluded some of the best amateurs to be
found among Bayonne society folk. It
was as follows; Mrs. Rosemary,Mrs. John
H. Carragan, Kitty Kosemay, Mrs. Ernest
C. Webb, Eithel Flemming, Miss
Minnie E. Smith, Donald Os
borne, Mr; Joseph 'Hooker Ward,
Max Seymour, Mr. Frederick Carrigau:
Oliver Flemming, Mr. Ernest C. Webb,
Tim Shyker, Mr. Frederick F. Marti
nez, Jr., Joe Stephens, Mr. E.
Walter Snyder. Several hundred
other Bayonnese crowded the
auditorium, and frequently applauded
heartily the clever impersonations and
the professional-like manner in which
the denouements and other interesting
situations of the play were depicted.
Financially as well as artistically the en
terprise was a success.
Coft'ee Instead of Ueer lor the Young
Men Who Hang Around Corners.
Through the commendable efl'orts of
Mrs. Benson, mother of Speaker Hud
speth, Mrs. John C. Simmons and a
large number of charitably disposed
ladies of the Greenville section, j: free
reading room is to lie established in the
Flaherty Building on Ocean avenue, near
Jackson avenue.
Mr. Flaherty has very kindly placed the
second Boor of his building at the disposal
of the promoters of the movement, for the
lirst two week free of reut. It is proposed
by the ladies iu charge, to furnish the
room with reading tables and chairs, pro
vide books, magazines and papers, and iu
various ways attempt to make it a more
attractive resort than the saloons and
street corners to the young men of that
section, who are inclined to spend their
leisure moments amid such surroundings,
and thus draw them away from evil, and
contaminating influences.
Cotl'oe will be served at the moderate
price of two cents per cup. A cordial in
vitation is to be extended to all classes—
mechanics, tradesmen, clerks and street
loiterers. Everybody will be heartily
The committee has been greatly en
couraged since the idea was first taken
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periodicals have already been donated; a
number of grocerymen have agreed to
furnish the coffee free, and a long list of
subscribers who propose to support the
institution by paying lifty cents monthly
has been obtained. Prominent among
these are the He v. Father Shaudell, the
liev. Meserfliilruce and Chapman, Henry
iiembcch, Jlr. Stugmier, Keuben Simp
son, Richard Routh, Dr. Finn, John C.
Simmons, Speaker Robert Hudspeth. Dr.
Iitno. John N. Out 'liter, Fred Lockwooil
and Joseph Mulford.
The idea first originated in the mind
of Mrs. Benson, who, iluring a recent
visit to the Snake Hill penitentiary,
was surprised to find so many bovs and
young men recruited from the corners
and ttie grogeries serving time in that in
stitution. Siuce that time the ladies
have been iudefatigably at work devising
some plan to assist in surrounding the
class who are converted into juvenile
criminals with influences for the better.
She declares it is the tirst genuine step in
the direction of ballot reform.
Mr. MeCabe Gets $500 for llig Daugli
ter's lietrayal.
Patrick McCabe was awarded £500 dam
ages by the jury yesterday afternoon in
his suit against William Holmes for the
betrayal of his daughter Maria. Before
the case was given to the jury Judge
Knapp made a short charge.
Among the other things ho said, was
that it was as much the duty of Holmes
to be virtuous as it was that of the girl.
He said that there was question as to the
fact that the girl's father had sustained
injury by reason of the daughter's con
duct, and lie left it entirely with the jury
to determine whether Holmes was in
strumental m the injury done.
At live o'clock last evening the jury ren
dered a verdict for $300. Mr .VlcCabe,
says the damages are not enough to
compensate the girl for the loss of her
character. It is believed that an appeal
will not be taken by eit her side.
Does Anybody Know 11 im?
This unique enquiry, dated at Kings
ton, Ν. Υ., on December 18, was received
at the City Clerk's office yesterday:—
Dear Sir—Have you a name recorded on your
book us being demi by the name of Henry
French, a blacksmith, age seventy-two veins, or
could you inform me how I could find hie where
abouts in Jersey City? Have uuvertised and done
all lean think of to find him. Do you think lie
would be in the city poorliousel An answer will
greatly oblige Mas. E. Kearney, Box 8,114.
P. 8.—And also a little short Irishman by the
name of Christian Monks.
Bkecham's pills cure bilious and nervous ilia.
Some of Tliem Kick at the
Board and Some Speak
Well of It.
The Greer-ville Improvement Associa
tion, held a meetiDe last night which
was principly devoted to finding fault
with and praising the Board of Tax Com
Among those who discussed this sub
ject were:—Reuben Simpson. George Bra
ton, F. R. Baldwin, John Worrell, M·
Hale and Messrs. Corgon, Schmolze, Cal
will, Washburn, Parker. Johnson, Meyer,
Rose and Skiff. Mr. S. L. Karvey, pre
After one of the gentlemen had com
plained about the valuation placed on his
property, George W. Bouton, clerk of the
Board of Street and Water Commission
ers, endeavored to cheer him up. He
knew that misery loves company, and to
console his neighbor he told him that the
piece of property that he owned had been
assessed $350 more than last year, but he
said he believed the error would be cor
rected next year. Mr. Bonton seemed
surprised when a citizen asked what, ben
efit that would bo this year, but did not
answer the question.
Citizen Washburn, with an expression
of Badness on his face, then informed the
gentleman that the Tax Commissioners
had increased his valuation £4,000, and
that when he went to the office of the
commissioners to have au explanation he
got no satisfaction but plenty of impu
dence, and he was told to "pay his taxes."
Reuben Simpson had never been treated
by the Tax Board in an impudent man
ner, so he said, but that did not alter the
fact that unjust valuations had been
made, and he suggested that a fund be
raised to bring a test case before the
"Messrs. Lawrence, O'Donnell and
Prigge may be good men," said Mr.
Simpson, "but 1 told Lawrence that it
was impossible for the Board to sit in
their office and properly assess land." He
believed the old system ol assessing was
more correct than the present.
President Harvey was surprised to learn
that the Tax Board treated any one with
incivility, lor the members hud always
treated him properly. When he went
there he claimed thut a new field boot
had been made and that his valuations
had been increased £1,600 and $1,1)00 on
two pieces of property. This would be
jast if every one was assessed in the same
"I think that I know more about Greeu
ville property than Mr. Lawrence does,"
said Mr. Harvey, "and that to properly
assess lanos a personal inspection should
ba made."
The President said he believed the
he counseled patience, for lie believed
the Tax Commissioners would» correct
them next year.
"As a rule," said he, "I don't like
Mayor Cleveland's appointment, but in
this case I think they are good men."
"I don't think that 1 will pay my taxes
this year," said Keuben Simpson. "I will
let them be iixed by the Martin Act Com
He did not object to his assessment,
providing all others were assessed at the
same ratio. He wanted equal taxation.
Citizen Hale said that; when lie called at
the Tax Commissioners' office he was told
that the commissioners had not had time
to properly assess the property.
Citizen Simpson thought the Tax Com
missioners intended to do right. Citizen
Bouton stood by ihe Mayor's appointees
to the Tax Commission and defended
them from all insinuations and direct at
Citizen Wasliburn was not inclined to
agree with Citizen Bouton, and declared
that the Tax Commissioners should not
be the assessors, and that, two boanis
should exist. This ended the tax discus
Citizen Simpson renorted that the pros
pect of opening Garfield avenue was very
blue, for the people would not sign the
petition. He also reported that there was
no chance for a uew police station house
in Greenville this year.
A Committee of ten was appointed to
wait on the Board of Finance, and urge
the members to concur in the building of
a sewer oil Richard and Steirman streets,
and Garfield avenue.
Citizens Simpson,· M. Schultz Sr., Delt
willer, limbeck aud Morrell were ap
liointed a committee to obtain subscrip
tions to buy a flag, and erect a pole on
School No. 30. it will cost §50. President
Harvey headed the list with SJ.and the
meeting adjourned.
How tlio Work Is» Progressing in tlie Itlg
River More.
The annual meeting of the Hudson
Tuunel Railway Company was held yee
terday und the following named directors
elected:—H. \V. Perkins, VV. M. Force, A.
B. Gibbs, H. 8. Wliite, F. P. Abbot, C. e!
Welling. C. Sooyemith. The only change
in the old Board is the election of Mr.
Smith in plh.ce of Mr. (J. A. Ganger, de
Work upon this great tuunel, which is
to connect Jersey C'itv mid New York, has
been going on steadily since last May
when it was resumed oil the proceeds of
41,500,000 of bonds negotiated In England,
the tunnel has been pushed ahead about
three hundred feet at the Jersey end since
that time. About two huudreilmen have
been and stili are employed, and work
goes on day and night. The entire dis
tance excavated at the Jersey end is now
3,050 feet. At the New York end work
has not yet been resumed, but prepara
tions for its resumption are under way.
About three hundred feet at, this end
have been excavated. Of the entire 5,000
feet between the New York and New Jer
sey shafts, therefore, about 3,350 feet have
been excavated, or a little more than
The approaches to the tuunel will each
be about three-quarters of a mile lone,
and nothing has yet been done toward
construction. The tunnel is about sixty
feet below the surface of the river.
Recently a contract has been entered into
with English parties for completing the
tunnel between the shafts. These parties
expect to do the work in a year. But
their method is different from that which
has been followed, aud is regarded as in
some respects experimental. Colonel 1).
C. Haakin said yesterday that there were
so many contingencies in the contract
that would vary tlio amount the con
tractors are to receive that he preferred
not to attempt to state it.
Gathered in Greenville.
The flagging oil Ocean avenue, in the
vicinity ot the New York Bay Cemetery,
is in an abominable condition, aud in some
places it is covered with au inch of mud
and water.
The Kev. Thomas Houston, the blind
evangelist, will attend the Hindeu avenue
M. E. revival services this evening.
.Mrs. M. Benson, of Greenville, mother
of Cojporation Attorney Hudspeth, will
be in full charge of the Evening World's
Jersey City Christmas tree for the poor
The "Wednesday Evening Dancers "
will be entertained by Miss F. West at
the residence of Mrs. James Williams, on
Avenue E, this evening.
The usual Christmas entertainment
ι will be dispensed with at school No. 20.
this year, out of respect for the late Miss
Herrmann, who taught in the school for
over ten years.
Court Joliη A. Militant Instituted Tliere
Last Evening.
Court John A. Minturn, A. 0. F.,
was duly instituted at Bermitt's Hall last
evening. Tlie Court is named in honor
of "Corporation Attorney "Minturn's
young brother, who died in the South
about a year ago.
The following officers were elected:—
Chief Ranger, George Green; sub chief
ranger. John J. Mitchell; recording sec
! retary. Alfred Schiller; financial secre
tary, T. Mitchell; treasurer, Max Driesen;
senior woodward, James Tuoliey; junior
woodward, Frank Carroll; "trustees,
James Dollard, George Taylor and James
I Gallagher.
After the officers were installed by
I Grand High Court Chief Ranger O'Mealia
and Grand High Court Secretary La
Pointe, Corporation Attorney Minturn
matte some remarks.
Freeholder Kenny's Funeral Postponed.
The body of Freeholder James Kenny is
lying in state at Crane's Hall on Wash
ington street. Arrangements have been
made to have the funeral take place on
Sunday instead of Thursday. The body
will be taken to the Church of Our Lady
of Grace, where the Lyra Singing Society
of fifty voices will sing in Latin. It is ex
pected that the funeral will be the largest
ever witnessed in Hoboken.
The Committee on County Institutions
met yesterday and appointed α committee
of three to draft fitting resolutions in
memory of their late fellow member,
James Kenny The Clerk of the Board
was also instructed to drape the Free
holders' office, and the wardens of the
different institutions were told to do the
same with tli£ buildings in their charge.
Freeholders will attend the funeral in a
Hoboken Lodge1* Hall.
Hobokeu Lodge No. 354, B. of L. F.,
held tiieir annual ball at Odd Fellows'
Hall, Hoboken, last night. The affair
was a decided success. Among the many
present were:—John Brennau and lady,
.Jame J. Welsh and Miss Mary Lyons,
Mr. Hick and wife, William Fallon and
wife, Mr. Harney and lady, Mr. Hatton
and wife, John S. Kennau and
wife, Jolin Armstrong and Miss
Kittie Se well, Joseph Duffy and
J. lvemau uud wife, T. Burnsard and
wite, Jean Clumb and Miss Northrup,
mv. Lee and wife, Frank Donnelly and
wife, John Kelby and Miss Murphy. The
Committee of Arrangements Were P.
Ash, chairman; J. Draney, J. Curran, J.
Gademan, J. J. Weish, A. Venuer, J. S.
Kennan, A. M. Benjamin and F. Graves
Profanity ill a Court Room.
In the District Court in Hoboken, yes
terday, two lawyers had a lively tilt, and
one of them said more than his prayers.
Tue case of Vateky against Connolly the
contractor was on. Counsellor Leonard
forVatckyin the summing up, accused
William D. Daly, counsel on the opposing
side, with having inserted words in the
stenographer's notes. Daly jumped to
his feet, and pointing his linger at
Leonard said. "You lie, you, and
you know it." There was a sensation in
court, and Judge Smith censured Mr.
Daly. The jury disagreed.
Hobokeu ISriefs.
Henry Niss Jr., President of the Board
of Education will shortly be married to a
New York girl.
The School Board at a special meeting
Monday night, passed the pay roll, thus
enabling the scuool inarms to have their
money for the holidays.
The Council did not meet last night.
Only four members were present.
The Board of Trustees of the new Pub
lic Library last night appointed α com
mittee, with instructions to secure suit
able rooms.
All Iron Hall Speculation 3Ir. Southard
Threw Λway.
The large auditorium of the Tabernacle
Congregational Church was crowded to
the doors last evening by an audieuce
that assembled to witness tbeexercises of
the seventh anniversary of Local Branch
No. 135, Order of tne Iron Hall.
A splendidly arranged programme wis
successfully carried out. The talent in
cluded such well known artists as Miss
Emma Weaver, whose violin solo fairly
enchanted her listeners; Miss Jennie
Wade Hall, whose soprano solos were
matchless; Miss Edith Pond, a clever elo
cutionist; Prof. Thomas Davison, the
magic bird imitator; aud Prof. T. K.
Sealey, organist.
Chief Justice A. W. Southard gave a
brief historic sketch of the Brunch's
career. It. was organized in Lafayette
seveu vears ago. Eighty-four had joined
during the past year; seven had been sus
pended. During the seveu year's of the
Branch's existence, 340 names had been
The majority of the members who had
joined the llrst year were now entitled to
ϊΙ,ΟΟΟ. A few held policies for but iQUO.
i'ue Chief .) ustice very humorously allud
ed to the efforts of the earlier members to
nerve themselves up toithe task of paying
their assessments and working to get
others to join, so as to be sure of getting
the amount for which their polices caJled.
lie himself had backed out aud re-jmued
to escape being talkeu to death by
Messrs. George C. Fountain aud George
.\"orris. lie was now awfully sorry he
backed out in the first place, for had lie
not done so lie would then be numbered
among the thirty-one members, (with two
other exceptions) who were to he immedi
ately paid ¥1,000 apiece. *36,425 was to be
distributed among them belore the close
of the entertainment.
Tne thirty-one lucky individuals were
Henry Beck, C. A. Bettmau, W. Ballard,
.J. T. Ballard, F. W. Ballard, L. D. Chris
tie, George M. Craig, Ε. K, Case, W.
Dudley, George C. Fountain, J.
\V. l· ountain, J. H. Fenner, W.
E. Hill, V>". Kissam, J. Lewis,
A. W. Meyer, M. Morris, C. Maskiel, J. C.
Moore, H. li. McKnight, George Norris,
1.. Haul, J. T. Pntchard, J. Herb. Potts,
C. E. Koyce, C. Singleton, C. H. Slater,
j. K. Seeley, W. P. L'ngerer, R. Van Dien,
Jr., and I, V\\ Wood,
Supreme Justice F. D. Somerly and Su
preme Cashier M. C. Davis made interest
ing addresses.
Gibbons Whipped Gushing.
Austin Gibbons, of l'aterson, and Mike
ushing, of Elizabeth, the 12H pound
champion, had their finish fight early
nis morning for α 11,500 purse.
Dominick McCaifery was referee and
inoug the many pugilistic stars in
terested inthe mill were John L. Sullivan,
Cal McCarty and Chappie Morau. The
men were clever and game. Gibbons had
the advantage in reach and it told.
Gibbons had the best of it from the
fourth round. lu the twenty-third round
Cushing, while about done, broke his
hand on Giubous' head. In the next
round Gibbons sent Cushing down with a
stomach blow.
Cushing recovered in time, but· quickly
received another one in the same spot
and did not respond when time was
Scottish Kite Masons to Visit Newark.
The members of New Jersey Consistory.
No. 51, A. and A. Scottish Kite, will go to
Newark tomorrow evening to work the
fifth degree of their Older. Sublime
Princes are invited to accompany the or
ganization. It will leave the Pennsyl
vania ! tail road station in a special car ou
the ";1T p. m. train.
But Principal Smith Soft
ens the Charge Against
Bnt He Has Had to Make No End of
Apologies and Explanations.
With a view to learning what Principal
William Smith, of the Guttenberg Public
School, has to say about the charges that
have been made by parents of his pupils
through The Stodat Morning News, I
sought him for the third time yesterday
and found him at home.
He has been accused on aifferent occa
sions of imprisoning a twelve-year-old
school girl, Dolly Topf, in a closet for
seven hours, and the child wns taken se
verely ill; with imprisoning Philip
Major's daughter In the same cell; also
with striking Frank Evans over the head
with a loaded weapon, and abusing
Willie Ross and Henry Schultz, two
other pupils, in such a manner that their
parents took them away from the school.
It was alleged by the pupils' parents
that Mr. Smith was a cranky old man,
and had the children in a constant state
of dread, and as, they saw they could ob
tain no redress from the Board of Educa
tion, the assistance of The Jeksey City
News was asked to expose Mr. Smitn'a
Mr. Smith received me cordially, and
when I toldhimiwhat my business was, he
left the class in charge of the assistant
lady teacher and accompanied me into
the hall.
"-Mr. Smith," I asked, "will you tell me
if I Jolly T'opf's story about being locked
up in a closet for seven hours is true?"
"The main part of it is true," he said.
"The day of the imprisonment of the
child I was suffering inteusely from neu
ralgia, and did not intend to teach school.
As my assistants wauted to go away early
however, I determined to teach. At about
tive minutes before the morning recess,
Dolly Topf laughed aloud, and it so irri
tated me that I ordered her into this
Here Mr. Smith showed me a closet
a»out five feet long and two feet wide,
with a chair in the centre and no ventila
tion whutever.
"It was my intention," he went on, "to
release Dolly at recess, but my pain was
so great that I had entirly forgotteu her.
"At three o'clock one of the children
said 'Here are Dolly's books, Mr. Smith.'
My memory, owing to the great paiu I
was suffering at the time, became mud
dled, and I had a dim impression that
Dolly was absent on that day.
"About half-past three o'clock one of
the children told me that Dolly was still
locked in the closet. J ust then it flashed
across my mind of what I had done and I
instantly released the child. The follow
ing morning I visited Mrs. Topf and sin
cerely apologized for what I had done.
"But, Mr. Smith," X said, "you arè'Sec
cused of having given iise child five cec
to not acquaint her mother with what hau
"That I deny. The idea that five cents
will influence a child enough to prevent
her from telling what transpires in school
is nonsense, and w it,h my experience as a
teacher I would not think of such an act.
The way that story originated is this.
When 1 released the child a couple of ,
pennies dropped from her hand. When I
nsked her what they were for she said
that it was her lunch money. I then gave
her a five cent piece and told her to buy
some cakes on her way home.',
"How about the imprisonment oi
Philip Major's chiid?"I asked.
"Mr. Major's daughter was imprisoned
for about tifteen minutes," the principal
returned, "and she told her parents aa
exaggerated story. A couple of days
afterward I received a letter from Mr.
Major. I opened it, but did not read it
through, as it was the most scurrilous
letter 1 ever read. I seat my assistant to
Mr. Shultz and the affair was amicably
"How about the accusation of Frank
Evans?" I asked. "He says that you beat
him over the head with a sort of a dia
bolical arrangement."
"This is the diabolical arrangement re
ferred to, and Mr. Smith exhibited a lead
pencil with a rubber on the end of it.
He then vividly illustrated what he had
donejby hitting me a couple of raps on the
head. The raps that I received were cer
tainly not very hard.
"This boy Evans, continued Mr. Smith,
is very inattentive. He will scribble away
on a slate, and his mind will not be ou
what he is doing. He gives me more
trouble than any boy in the school. Tha
morning of the alleged whipping, Frank
was more inattentive than ever, and after
administering him several times, 1 went to
his desk and hit him on the top of the
head a few times with the end of this
pencil. He did not cry at the time, and
I did not think anything more of tha
matter until Mrs. Evans appeared in tha
afternoon, and commenced to abuse me.
Previous to this she had been one of my
staunchest friends in the town. I trieil
to reason with her, but she left the school
m a flurry." V: .. Λ*
"Don't you think Mr. Smith" I asked that:
it would be a good idea to abolish the use
of that closet as a means of punishment:'"'
"It is only.on rare occasions that I use it
—perhaps once in two mouths. When
ever I do it precipitates a complaint, how
ever, and as I have several political ene
mies iu the town these complaints are
prized highly. 1 think your suggestion «
good one, however, and will consider it."
It is thought that the publicity given to
Mr. Smith's action by The Jersey City
News will have a salutary effect and tnat
milder forms of punishment will prevail
iu the school.
Λ Singular Drowning.
About two o'clock yesterday morning,
a German, who had beeu conversing with
workmen on pier No. 4, of the Erie Kail
road, fell into the river. He was taken
out in a fewniomeuts, but all efforts to
resuscitate him were iu vain. The body
was taken to Boylau's morgue. A one
hundred mark bank note and two silver
marks and other articles, including a
trunk check, a ticket bearing the name
of Heinrich Wolff, St. Louis, and a note
containing directions for his journey and
written iii German, were found on him.
The police fully investigated the facts
and learned that he came to this city by
the Pennsylvania Railroad. They will
secure his trunk and keep it until claimed
by his relatives.
Hud sou Circuit Court.
Calendar, Thursday. Dec. 19, A. D.. l.c89.
Supreme and Circuit Court cases—Nos. 59, ΰΐ,
69, 71. 57. By order of the Court,
More liaili.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18,1889.—Indications
for Eastern New York, New Jersey and
Eastern Pennsylvania, rain, warmer
weather with southerly winds.
The AVeather at Hartnett'a.
December 17. Veg. ■ December It Deg.
3 P. M 44 ; β Α. M 41
G P. M ·»ί · « Α. M
9 P. »1 48;
14 Jtiduieht 43 i
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