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The Sunday Morning News HIGH WATER MARK, LARGEST CIRCULATION JN HUDSON COUNTY. This paper is Democratic in principle» and Ik independent In its views an all local questions. Rum and Crime. In a recent issue of the Bangor News, one of the most intelligent and enterprising papers in the Eastern States, by the way, we find a .ng and interesting article by Judge Henry A. Gildersleeve of the New Yorlc Court of General Sessions on the subject of crime. Judge Gildersleeve's court is entirely a criminal one, and he has now presided over it for fourteen years, and he has earned *16 reputation of being a fear and «.^conscientious, as m as an able and thoughtful magis /*trate. Hardly any one could speak r with more authority upon a matter of public ethics, and there is harcHy any one in the country whose utterances ■will command more attention. One passage in Judge Gildersleeve's article is so important that we repro duce it here. He says:— Contrary to the doctrines so fiercely preached by the prohibition orators, the relationship be tween crime and drunkenness is very vague and indefinite. There is no necessary connection be tween the two. Drunkards have neither the energy nor brain power to violate the law to any serious extent, and, on the other hand, Criminals of any ability are as temperate as men in the honest walks of life. It may be questioned if the percentage of drunkenness, delirium tremens and alcoholism is any greater among profes sional lawbreakers than in society at large. In spector Byrnes, than whom no greater authority exists, has wisely said that the moment a crimi nal becomes a slave to alcohol his doom is sealed, and the opinion will be borne out by every one who has given the subject proper attention. Professional evildoers require the full use of brain and body. The confidence operator, the bank thief, the forger, and the counterfeiter, could never make a successful stroke if their minds were olouded with intoxi cation. When men of this class appear in court, such, for example, as "Hungry Joe." "Kid" Miller, "Cigarette" Hairy, Brockway, Draper, and Noble, they are pictures of sobriety and temperance. In many instances they appear, indeed, to better advautage than the unfortunate honest folk whom they have victimized. That intemperance is productive ol terrible crime and misery cannot be disputed; but if it be compared with other vices we hardly think it ■will prove to be the uiosl destructive. Every day the pa pers team with crimes having their origin in the vice of lewdness— murder, robbery, forgery and othei offences, and as between drunkenness and lewdness we should rather think the latter was responsible for mort broken hearts and wasted lives. All the arguments used in behalf ol the total abstinence theory apply equally to every human instinct which is capable of being carried to extremes or perverted into iuipropei channels. There is no more reason why the State should interfere in one case than in the other, and there is no more hope that Stat* interference would prove repressive it one case than in the other. We have severe laws in this State against gam bling and adultery and it would b< ridiculous to assert that the} ■were effectual or anything lik< effectual in suppressing these vices It is true that both are kept withii narrow bounds, but the repressing in fluences are the moral sense of in dividuals and the general repro bation of the community. Verj few people, indeed, who disregarc these high considerations will be de terred from doing wrong by the feai of the law, which is peculiarly liabh to miss offences of these sorts, how ever severe it may be in theory . In the first place, we agree wit! Judge Gildersleeve that the effect ο liquor is absurdly overestimated ii respect to crime, and in the seconc place we believe what he does not saj but probably thinks, that whateve i evil liquor is responsible for cannot ι be reduced by prohibitory legislation. Therk is a scheme to send one Foraker, late of Ohio politics, to St. Petersburg as the representative of this country. Russia is a cold place, I but it would probably feel quite warm j and comfortable to Foraker after the | great chill of a recent election. If this weather continues much longer, the Christmas trees of the pru- . dent will bear principally quinine and I cough syrup, with a few rubber boots to make up the necessary ounces of prevention for those who have man aged to escape so long. The Children's Christmas. The ten dollar note which Mr. ! Charles J. Peshall left in our hands j Saturday night as a starter for a sub- ! scription for the purchase of toys for the Children's Homo is becoming lone- j some for want of company. Surely there are enough tender hearted read ers of Thk Jersey City News to make the fund, by their little contri butions, a respectable one at least. We know that the immediate and imperative demands on their Christ mas purses are about as much as they can conveniently meet, but a dollar or a half dollar abstracted from their Christmas reserve will never be missed. But little gifts of a dollar from this one and a quarter from that one, would make a good deal of Christmas cheer among the little wards of this admirable charity institution. As soon as you have read this put your hand in your small change pocket and fish out a coin, be it ever so small, for the Christmas l>ay festivity among the waifs. Just at present New York doesn't know whether to light its streets and kill citizens by electricity, or darken them and let the merry sandbagger crack the skulls of those who walk abroad by night. The slaughter, so far as one may judge by records, will be about equal, but in one case the public at large benefits by the light, while in the other the sandbag ger and the heirs of his victim (in case he doesn't carry all his wealth in his clothes) alone profit. Why should these few be protected at the expense of the many? PERSONAL AND NOTABLE. Miss Stockton gave a lunch Saturday after noon at Newark to Mrs. George E. Halsey. It was a very pretty affair. It is rumored that Miss Roberta A. Ballantine, of Newark, will be married to Mr. John Ο. H. Pitney, son of Vice Chancellor Pitney, of Morris town, on January 15. The Commonwealth Water Company, of New ark, has about completed the plant for supply ing water to Summit. They have laid in all some six miles of pipe. The water is obtained from a well fifteen feet in diameter and thirty feet deep, situated in a gravel bed in the Felt ville Valley. It is then pumped up through pipes into a stand pipe on a hill about three quarters of a mile from Summit. This stand pipe if about 150 feet above the level of the town, and from it the water will be distributed through mains. It is expected that the company will begin supplying the town in about two The crop reports, made in response to the cir- \ cular issued by the State Board of Health, show that the present year had been a very poor one for far mers—as nearly all the crops are short from ten to fifty per cent., in consequence of the rainy weather, freshets and other causes. Much damage was done by insects of various sorts. Prof. Smith, of New Brunswick, says the only practical way to get rid of the peats was by sprinkling the trees with water and Paris green. During the past year the managers of the Hackensack Public Library have been annoyed uy the thefts of magazines aud weekly papers from the library tables. A detective has been employed to try to find the thief. The railroad station atSwedosboro was robbed of a small amount of cash on Friday night. Monday morning the station agent found tho money in a tin cup on the platform. Remorse or disgust had caused the thief to return it. The new organ at the Brick Church, Orange, was used for the first time Sunday morning. Mr. W. K. Bassford, the organist of the church, pre sided. The organ contains 1,531 pipes, and is one of the largest instruments in the Oranges. The action is pneumatic throughout. Orders have been issued at the New Brunswick public schools that the pupils shall not give their teachers any presents at Chriztmas. A new and permanent organization has been effected by the students in the electric depart ment at Rutgers College, having for its object 'the cultivation aud furtherance of the knowl edge of electricity.M Associate members will be chosen from the professors and noted elec- j The knitting mills of Rockaway are making preparations to add to their business the making of ladies1 jerseys, which will increase the sum- ; ber employed to about 150 persons. James K. Lane was caught in a shaft at the Whitney Glass Works, Glassboro, and whirled around with fearful velocity. All his clothing was torn off, but he escaped serious injury. The Trenton State Gazette responds to the en quiry why the Deputy United States Special Marshals who served in New Jersey during the Presidential election last year have not received their pay by saying:—"The appropriation made by the last Congress was insufficient to pay all, and the United States Marshal for New Jersey neglected to send in a requisition for the amount needed in this State. Marshal Deacon sent on a request for the money soon after his appoint ment, and received word from Washington that the funds were exhausted, and there would be uo more money available until Congress should make another appropriation." Mrs. Dennis Grear, of Pemberton, Burlington county, last week accidentally rau a needle into her leg above the knee, which broke off, leaving part of the needle in the limb, which is now swollen to immense proportions. It is feared that amputation will be necessary to save the woman's life. She is in a very critical condition Captain Mulligan, of Life Saving Station No. 4, Monmouth Beach, reported that a schooner laden with cordwood was driven well in shore by Saturday night's storm, and anchored about half a mile from land* The vessel was in distress,the men on her firing guns and burning signals in the darkness. The sea was so high that the life savers were unable to launch a boat to go to the schooner's aid. The tug Haviland was summoned by telephone from Sandy Hook, and' at two o'clock Sunday morning made fast to the schooner, which proved to be the Clifford, from Virginia, and towed her inside the Hook. The petition for changing the county seat of Atlantic from May's Landing to Pleasant ville is receiving numerous signers. The Legislature ' will probably be asked to authorize a special election upon this subject. After forty-seven years on a 2''crazy" quilt» I Mrs. Lizzie Weaver, of Bridgeton, has pro ! nounced it finished. It contains 30,075 separate ' j pieces. TUE FUN OF LAST NIGHT. H.ti.i.s a\J> estkrtaixments a u OVER TU Κ TOWS. Tlie HntlKon County Wheetraen'li Fair— Court Aelley'g I>;uu-e—A Pythlnn Ball— Other Ent ertainments. The second annual fair of Court Astley, No. 7578, Ancient Order of Foresters of America, was held last night, at Oakland Rink, which was elaborately decorated for the occasion. EcKert's orchestra ren dered the music, and it was excellent. The company was large, and all the de tails of the ball, were systematically ar ranged and carried out. A fine feature of the affair, was an ex hibition drill, by Van Houten Post, Drum and Fife Corps, for which, the young musicians were liberally applaud ed. The reception committee consisted of A. E. Rouse, M. C. Higgmg, J. M. Austin, J. Hcfl'uer. Dr. (,'onnell, Frank Howard, T. D. Baker, C. E. Beck, S. P. -Meehan, John O'Brien, A. Moeller, Henry Payne and J. L. Frost. The opening march was led by Floor Manager J. D. Cox and Mrs. Cox, and the former was assisted by W. V. O'Connell and Henry Munzing and the Floor Com mittee. In the company were Chief Ranger and Mrs, George C. Cressey, S. C. R. Charley Hoffman, Miss Katie Woods, Air. and Mrs. George Meyer, George Hoffman, Miss Nellie McCarthy, of New York, Mr. and Mrs. W. Radigan, Mr. and Mrs. John Van Loo. Mr. and Mrs. W. Brown, Charles Allait', Miss L. Nolan, D. H. C. R. John D. McHale aud wife, Dr. Doug herty, E. P. Munzing, Miss Munzing, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brown, -Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. W. Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Brien, S. P. Meehau, Miss Mee han, J. Butler, Miss Sheller, John Har rington, Miss Tessie Conners, P. C. R. Charles Munzing. Luther Scheuler, Miss Koppe, Charles volcientann, Miss Jones, Mr. aud Mrs. John Austen, Robert Freiche, Miss Nellie Williams, Mr. aud Mrs. J. H. Rudiger, Walter Mariuus,Miss McCarthy, John Hughes, Miss Mamie Engels, Mr. aud Mrs. R. Scheeu, Mr. aud Mrs. J. Sheehan, Mr. and Mrs. J. Fitz siinmons, Mr. and Mrs. J. Steward, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Mersheiinor, A. G. Smith, Miss Ada Menner, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Comminsky, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Meehau, of Hobokeu; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Warder, Frank Erickson, Miss May Gough, Alfred Gough, Miss H. Frickson, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Morris, Thomas Durham, Miss Kelly, E. Couger, Miss ijavender, Otto Chapin, Miss Brinkman, Charles Faber, Miss Lally aud two hundred others. HUDSON WHEELMEN'S FAIR. An Exceptionally Attractive Display at the Club's Headquarter». The Hudson County Wheelmen opened a fair last night at their headquarters, No. 555 Communipaw avenue. The fair will remain open all the week. Novel features that will Interest everyone, have been introduced; and the success which attended last night's opening, dispite the inclement weather, indicates that the fair will be an immense success. The gentlemen in charge, Frnnk Eve land and Dr. E. W. Johnson, Carmen Nichols and W. E. Eldridge, anticipate the clearing of $1,000 during the live nights which it is proposed to hold the fair. The main object is to raise funds to pay off the scrip issued by the General Improvement Committee to members who so generously advanced money to furnish tne handsome apartments on the second floorof the headquarters building and if possible form a nucleus l'or a build ing fund. The hall on the first floor is magnifi cently decorated and the booths are as attractively designed, arranged and or namented as art can make them, stocked with as beautiful an assortment of fancy goods as can lie procured from the art stores of New York and Jersey City, and Sresided over by some of the fairest of ersey City women. Booth No. 1 is devoted exclusively to Japanese wares and decorated with Jap anese flowers and trimmings. It is in charge of Captain E. J. Day, assisted by the Misses Day, the Misses Denton and Miss Benedict. The wares on exhibition are consignments from the First New York Trading Company's establishment. Booth No. 2, prettily constructed aud artistically decorated, is devoted to a dis play of perfumery and confectionery. C. V. Tuthill and'NV. N. Collins, who man age this booth, are assisted by Mrs. Charles Springstead, Mrs. Lewis, Miss Steffens, Miss Buss and Misses Annie a ml Jennie Wickham. At No. 8 Booth, a decidedly picturesque structure, is displayed one of the prettiest assortment of fancy Roods I have yet seen at any of the many fairs held this season in Jersey City. Manager G. C. Thomiar is assisted by Miss Sault, Miss Miss Scho field, Miss Coleman, Miss McKuight,Mrs. Thomiar, Mrs. Griffith and Mrs. Eldridge. Ë. L. DeC'amp's Booth, No. 4, is super intended by Mrs. George Christian, Mrs. C. Λτ. Tuthill, Miss Clara Robertson, Miss Feury, the Misses Gregory, Miss Keegau and Mrs. E. W. Johnson; and the booth devoted to jewelry and gents' goods is in charge of George Earl aud W. C. Korth, assisted by Mrs. Earl, Mrs. Herrick, Mrs. Sargent, Mrs. Merseles, Miss Rich, .Miss i). Meyer and Miss Pierson. Dr. E. W. Johnson has charge of the Bicycle Board, where a beautiful il35 wheel is exhibited as first prize, a bicycle uulform as second prize, and a three-leaf clover table. Bicycle clubs from Brook lyn tonight, New York clubs tomorrow night, and New Jersey clubs Friday night will contest for other prizes, in cluding a $30 antique oak spriu« rocker covered with bronze embossed leather. Medals won by racing members are on exhibition. C. E. Kluge, who held the world's cham pionship as a tricyclist in 1SS6, and who is still the twenty-live mile champion bicyclist of the Uuited States, has all his medals, over $1,00U worth on exhibition. 1)1·. H. A, Benedict has charge of the shooting gallery, aud H. A. Steffeus, of the refreshment department, on the second floor. An English tavern in the basement is run by H. F. Morse, W. S. Higains and C. E. Kluge. Mr. George M. Christiau gives a photographic entertainment every evening, aud Rapp's orchestra delights the patrons with excellent music. Jt'ytiiian jztasquerauer·. A merry party of lnasqueraders took possession of Wood's Hall last evening, ami mirth anil jollity reigned supreme until an early hour this morning. They were the members and friends of Pales tine Division Uniformed Rank, Knights of Pythias. The hall was beautifully decorated, and the costumes of the participants in the ball were picturesque and elegant. The members ot the committee were "conspicious for their handsome costumes which called forth the admiration of all who saw them. Uustav Steup, commander of the divis slon, made a most effective floor manager, and was ably assisted by J. Pel'ot and J. King, and the floor committee consisting of W. K. Kidder, H. Kleemau, C. Ray and T. Van Hoeseu. The comfort of the guests was looked after by this reception committee:—E. iirunson, chairman; J. Hackert, W, Zim merman and W. McLougliling and H. Wilson and E. Sutton, as" a police com mittee, kept excellent order. At ten oclock,Floor MauagerSteup witli Mrs. Steup on his arm, led the grand march to the strains of Prof. Wagner's orchestra. At his conclusion dancing commenced and with the exception of an interval foi supper, was kept up until morning. At four o'clock there was a drawing foi an elegant ladies' gold Swiss watch which was won by No. 424, held bv J. J. Purcell, of No. 31 Montgomery street. Among those present were:— Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Steup and Miss Steup, Mr. and Mrs. Scheulug, Miss Scheuiug, Miss Lindeman, George H Kidder, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marks, Mr. and Mrs. E. Sutton, Mr. and Mr«. Linhec i * Ι Conn ant, Mr. John King and the Misses ! King. Mr. J. Zabrlskoe, F. Hogie, Mr. ; and Mrs. Charley Foller, J. A. Kidder and Mr. «nd Mrs. Lvmau E. Brown. Pennsylvania Men I>ani-e. The animal ball ot the Drivers and Por j ters' Association o£ the Pennsylvania [ Railroad took place last evening in Coop ers' Hull and was one of the most enjoya ble affairs held in that liall this season. H, Johnson, assisted by J. Reynolds, managed the floor. T. Mitchell, J. Shuu ; han, J. Mahoney, W. Wolf, F. Singer, J. Conghlin, acted as floor committee, and the reception committee was com posed of P. Sheehau, Chairman; G. Win kle, T. Reilly, J. McCorinick, M. Fitzgibbons, I. Downftiir, W. E. I Grimes. Among those present were Frank Wilson, Miss Maltie Garrison, I George Carroll. Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. j McKenna, W. Whitfield, Mr. aud Mrs. W. B. Wards aud Miss Wards, John j Bradley, Lewis Bohling, Nichols Brunie, ; Jacob Kramer, Judge Winfleld S. Woed, j Mr. anil Mrs. J. J. Duffy, Mr. and Mrs. John Shanahan, Mr. aiid Mrs. James Hogan, Mr. aud Mrs. Tine Downing, Mr. aud Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. George Bannon. Mr. and Mrs. John Mc Kenna, Mr. aud Mrs. Samuel Rvan, Mr. aud Mrs. P. Morrisey, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sheehau, Frunk Losey, Thomas Mitchcl, Julia McGowau, John Shanahan, Miss Lyon. Mr. aud Mrs. Winkle aud John Hritton. MR. LEIGH'S BIRTHDAY . PARTY. All Agreeable Company Celelimto the Event at Uit» Hoirie. Yesterday being the birthday of G. M. Leigh, of No. 226 Belmont aveiiue, Mrs. Leigh «ave him a reception and dauce last night in honor of the event. Many friends were present and heartily congratulated Mr. Leigh, wishing hini many returns of the day. The parlors were prettily decorated with flowers and many amusements were provided for the guests. Fine music was under the direc tion of Prof. Kulo. Among the guests were:—Dr. Humbolt and Dr. Kemp, of New York; Oscar Dixon, Fred Anderson, Mrs. Mary Leigh, Mr. and Mrs. F. Thomas, Miss Lizzie Dixon, Joseph Pilsen, Frank Leigh, E. Larley, Miss Fannie Dredger, Mr. and Mrs. K. B. Smeder. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Smeder, Kobert Smeder, Miss Gilligan, Miss Joye, \V. Cooke, Miss Lulu Dyer,, Miss Adele Hills, Miss Lulu Bol ton, Mrs. K. Dyer, Mrs. M. L. Hills, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Leigh, Mr. and Mrs. Longwell, Frank Anderson, John Cummiutr, Miss Josie Anderson. Misses Cummiûg, J. Vandervere, W. Hairing. Miss McAllister, Miss Flick, Miss Ida Fielder, T. Barrett, B. An Id, W. Markle. A. Magee, G. W. Overter, E. J. .Smith, Kobert Morgan, William Hills, C. Hornung, Miss Maxon, W. Ruhl and F. Beam. A VERï UN-CIVIL CASE. Mr. Macklin's Suit Against the Donç lang. Judge Douglass and a jury considered a case yesterday in the First District Court growing out of a neighborly row. John Donelan and his wife lire at No. 130 Steuben street, and at No. 126 live Francis Maeklin and his wife Mary. On November 20 Mrs. Macklin's little girl came into the house, so Mrs. Maeklin al leges, with a lump on her face the size of a goose egg, and sai<l Donelan had tripped her up, The next morning Mrs. Maeklin asked- Donelan why he had ill used her child, whereupon Donelan, she declares, assaulted her, scratched her face and tore her hair. For this she brought her suit for dam ages. Warren Dixon, for the Macklins, and William D. l)aly, for Mr. Donelan, tried the cuse, and the jury rendered a verdict for Donelan. Ceniral Assembly Good Fellows. Central Assembly, No. 42, Royal Socletv of Good Fellows, elected the following officers last evening: — Ruler, Edward Paterson (re-elected). Instructor, Florence Hebron: past ruler, D. Aimes; counsellor, V. L·. Figarotta; secretary, G. P. Rubin son; financial secretary, S. D. Kay; treasurer, William H. Hansbe; prelate, Albert T. Nurer; guard, J. Lyons: senti nel, F. W. Fenton; trustees, R. T. Bishop, R. Arend and C. W. Mershelmer. AMUSEMENTS. The inimitable "Fritz" Emmet makes his bow in "Uncle Joe" at the Academy tomorrow night and will remain during the rest of the week. -."Uncle Joe" is spoken of as a fine play for Emmet's pecu liar genius. There are four acts, which require considerable vuriety in the mounting. The action takes place in Australia, in and near Melbourne, and the scenes represented are a country resi dence, a bachelor's chamber in" Mel bourne, a boarding house, which has been and is still supposed to be a lunatic asylum, and a ranch, which is operated by Fritz in the last act. A car load of scenery is used in the mounting, and the interiors are very handsome. The story is one of the separation and subsequent reconciliation of-Uncle Joe and his wife,Fritz playing the part of the "cherub who sits up aloft" to keep watch over the misguided mortals who are throwing dust in each other's eyes, com ing down at timely intervals to straighten the crooked paths. Fritz has some new songs, and dances, as always, with inimitable grace. There are some tunny things between curtains. The finding of a waif that has been left in Uncle Joe's front hall, packed in acai· pet bag, furnishes a climax of comedy, and the subsequent adventurses of the infant are quite amusing. Tib scene in the boarding house, which Fritz and his friend believe to be a lunatic asylum, is immensely funny. BROWN & VAN'ANGLEN. For many years tlie Arm of T. C. Brown & Van Auglen have been prominent among the business firms of this city anjP their untiring efforts to please tjliei patrons have met with widespread suc cess. Their large store ou Newark avonue is u handsome building, and well adapted for displaying the large stuck which is al ways found here in great variety. This fine emporium has donned its gala-day appearance, and looks very bright and attractive to those engaged iu the pleas ant task of buying "Christmas gifts. Probably no store iu this city lias sq line an assortment of novelties, and articles that are appropriate for gifts as this one. Many novelties unique aud pretty are found on overy floor. All kinds of oxydized ware, smokers' sets, pretty work boxes, jewel and collar and cuff cases, shaving and manicure sets, in both plush and oxydized ware, are here Iu great variety. Exquisite mouchoir cases and many kiuds of scarfs and cushions, table cloths ftud drapes, bronzes, aud many new designs in metal ware, a great variety of inkstands, terra cotta and Japanese ware In statuettes aud vases of rare patterns, Vienna and leather goods, mirrors, poefcetbooks, pret ty photo screens and albums, are all dis played in great profusion aud variety. A specialty is being made in perfumes and handkerchiefs. Many little novelties iu celluloid, odd little calendars and hair receivers are attracting niauy purchas ers, aud the handsome fans, both feather audbead decorated,are especially designed for Christmas gifts. A new game, called "Hit Him Again," occupies a conspicuous position in the store aud Is very amusing. A fine assortment of books, both juvenile and all the works of standard" writers of prose and poetry, are selling at wonder fully low rates, as well as the dolls, of which there are many types and varieties. All the other departments iu which the useful line of dry goods is fouud have large assortments which haVe been care fully selected. Any who may want ap propriate and pretty gifts for Christmas will be sure to find them at L. C. Brown & Van Anglen's. ( \ ■ ' V I THE CORPSE WAS MAI). His Wile Dressed Him Too hliubbily for the Grave. A Gahvay gentleman |e])s jh London Rare Bits the following liumoibue story of unexpected resuscitation:— "That many people nre buried alive is beyond a doubt. 1 know nn instance that I will relate to you, which I may say happened in my own establishment, for our huntsman, Jack Burke, was the sub ject of it. Jack had a dangerous illness— α fever, i think it was—ana, to nil appear ance, died. He was duly coffined and as duly waked, and such a wake and funeral were never remembered in Galwuy, for Juck was a universal favorite, a character and a wag, and crowds came from far and near to the burying. The bewailing cries were so loud as the procession moved along the road llmt they could be heard a mile off. and by the time they reached the churchyard ail were hoarse with cry ing. "It is the custom in these parts to carry the coffin three times round the church, after which it i» laid by the side of the open grave. All present sink upon their knees in prayer, the men reverently un covering. The immediate relatives of the . deceased close round the remains, and for some minutes there is total silence. The contrast between this deathlike hush and the loud cry of the funeral wail is striking, and ι lie appearance of the mo tionless kneeling crowd very impres sive. "On the present occasion the path round the church was rough and stony and the ground uneaven with graves, so that poor Jack while being carried his three rounds was sadlv iolted in his coffin. " Ά rousing leap we had to take surely, when we came to Tom Grady's tomb stone.' said one of the bearers afterward. 'Enough to wake the dead, it was. We couldn't put our feet upon the new, clean grave, and the dacent man not a week inside, so there was nothing else but to hop it.' "Whether or not consciousness was jolted into Jack by this 'hop' is uncer tain, but certain it is that the dead silence customary after laying down the coffin was broken, not by the usual smothered sobs, but by vehement thumpings at the lid! "It was quickly opened and Jack sat up. After staring round with an air of comical bewilderment on his astonished friends a great coat was thrown over his jïrave clothes and he was helped tip ou a Jaunting car, and in this plieht was driven home. "The old woman who had been left be hind to keep the house when all went to the funeral, and who was tolling her beads over the kitchen tire, was nearly frightened out of her senses at- the appari tion. There was some difficulty in per suading her that it was Jack himself aud not his ghost she saw. "Meantime Jack had drained a bowl of milk that was on the dresser, and now looked wildly about. " 'Is It wanting anything ye are, my poor fellow?'said nis friends. 'Lie down now and compose yerself. A drop of spirits, with a bit of nourishment and a stretch oil the bed, will do ye good after the start ye got fluding yerself in the coffin. There now, be aisy, do!' "But Jack would not 'be aisy.' He kept glaring about him and searching for something, staggering here and there, looking behind doors and shutters and peeping into cupboards. ·' 'Arrah, will you get out of my way and leave me alone, ' cried Jack. "It's my stick I'm looking for—my stick, for my wife, bad luck to her! when she comes home. Aud if I don't give lier such a lambastiu' as never mortal woman got before my name isn't Jack Burke, that's all ! Look here !' he exclaimed, plucking at his sliirt—which had seen better days while he panted with rasrç aud weakness. 'Six brand new shirts, whole and simnd as the day thev left the weaver—without tear or rent, patch or darn—I left behind mej and look at the rags she dresses up my poor carcass in ! making a fool of me in the coffin when I'm dead and gone, ami bringing me to shamti before the neigh bors and country. Ah 1 the stiugy one! to grudge the dacent linen to the boy that owned her ! Only let me catch sight of her. aud see if 1 dou't make her four bones smart for it !' "With much difficulty poor Jack's wrath was calmed, and he was got to bed by his friends, Mrs. Jack, in the mean time, wisely keeping out of the way. He never forgave her the ragged shirt—to him the feature in the affair. "To 'make an appearance' at their burial is the ambition of the lower orders of Irish. They will undergo privations sooner than pawn or wear the sacred un dergarment laid up to "dress the corpse In.' Thus it was that the indignity to his remains was so paramount in Jack's mind, that ever alter it completely set in the background his narrow escape from the dreadful fate of being buried alive." The Apple. Apple Ice.—One pound of sugar to one quart of water; to this add greated apples aud freeze. Apple Jelly.—Thirteen good sized apples, one quart of water and one lemon. Boil till soft and stçain. To one pint of juice add one pound of sugar and boil twenty minutes. Apple Beverage.—Cut tart apples in small pieces, rejecting the cores, and put over the fire in water enough to cook them, with half their weight in sugar; simmer half an hour; then strain through a jelly bag; cool aud drink with cracked ice. Apple Sweet Cake.—Two large tart apples; peel and grate; then graie one lemon peel; squeeze juice and grate the pulp; to this add one cup of sugar aud one white of egg, put all into a tin cup and cook thoroughly; then spread be tween cakes as jelly cakes. Baked Apple Dumplings.—Roll thin any nice pulf paste ami cut into square pieces; pare and remove the cores from nice stewing apples aud roll an apple iu ench piece of paste; put them into a bale lug dish; brush them with the white of an egg beaten stiff and sugar over them; bake about three-quarters of an hour.— Food, Home and Garden. The Human Laugh. A young man who is credited by his friends with being a good deal of a phil osopher penned me up in a corner today aud harangued me as follows:— "Did you ever study the human laugh as an index to human character.? It is an infalible test, me boy. Did you ever know a man who simpered aud giggled like a irirl who wasn't a sneak in his heart? And, on the contrary, did you ever know a fellow who laughed squarely out with a good, houest roar who wasn't the prince of good fellows? "A shrill lough is iudicative of deceit, aud a deep chuckle proves sincerity ami good nature. Bv this I don't meuu that a man with a teuor voice can't laugh as though he was honest, or one with a bass voice cover his iusiucerity with a mere bellow. It's the ring that talks. If the laugh has no ring In it you can put the fellow dowu as a half-hearted cuss, no matter if his laugh is loud enough to lift the roof of the auditorium. Staud twenty men up in a row befofe me, and do some thing to get them all laughing, and I'll seperate the good fellows from the Miss Nancies about as quickly as you could get outside of a beefsteak after a year's fam ine."— Chiuigo Herald. 1'lpp's corner· sassieiy, Jim Pedro appeared dressed up with an elegant new «un. Jim don't want to put pn any lugs or he'll git taken down a notch. Other people can git new guns as well as him. The shindig at Hennessey's ranch last Wednesday came off with the customary eklaw of affairs at Hennes sey's. Aue Hutchin's gal was the shero iiiο of the occaaiou, as was flur affable friend Mr. Peter Koperthe heroine. Both were togged aa bctit their station. Air. Peter wore a pair of six-iqch silver mounted spurs, end as fine a new necktie as there is east of the Sierras. The lady i won dressed iu a nice dr,-*s and an ostrich ι feather sent her from Kostou bv a friend I who wrote her. at thjs same time, saying that she ha<l worn tin· feather herself for two years. If some of those in the Kast who sneer at the West had been there they would have something tdi look at. There will be the greatest hoc round-up of the season next Saturday. All the prominent people of the county will be on hand. Don> fail to come and join us. Several proiniueut persons stopped at the Grand Hw'.el last week, and mine host was compelled to erect beds in the barn to accommodate his guests; the rush is over now, however, and any one is sure of good care for their animal while they stop.—1'Texan Stftiiigs. A —. j i'lmply Spots. Spirts of camphor (.spirits) applied to any r?d or pimply spots is excellent If not used>too often, and will generally remove any redness of the nose if applied at night. Half a teaspoonful of salt of tartar to tlt'ree-quarters of a pint of distilled watefr makes a good lotion to apply after batlïïng the face in tepid water or after using soap. When the pimply spots are very large and obstinate it is advisable to press them out .between the fingers and immediately bathe the spot with not soap and water, using for a few uays a lotion made of weak bichloride of mercury. Kxasperating Occasions. There are two times when a man thinks a woman's hat is too high.. One is when it is in front of him at the play, and the other is when It is his wife's and he has to pay for it.—Detroit Free Press. Γα*», Itching, Blecdikg, 0i.ceh. itc-. Cured without Cutting. Ligating or Chlokiiporh. Our patients attend to business while receiving treat ment. Illustrated papers senr free. Address f)rs. Miller and Jamieon, Να 41 West Twenty cixth street, New York.»»* WIU.IAM tjklanky. Furntstunz iTarteruuwr, ear r!aV''« at.'l canin to let, S15 Grore stress . er ley City. K. J. Telephone oalL No. 188.*·· advertisements Under the Head ο» MARRIAGES AND DEATHS Win be inserted in the Jersey City News an \ the Sunday Morning Net/s at the rate of ten cents a line for the first insertion; Jive cents aline f or each Kubaeuuent insertion. DIKD. BRUNDAGE—Suddenly, Emms J. Brunbage, wife of Captain Thomas S. Brunbage, and daughter of William H. and Annie Pickering, aged twenty-eight years and seven mouths. Relative» and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeal on Thursday at one o'clock p. in.,, from her late residence. No. I4â Coles strAt. FOSTER—On Wednesday morning, December IS. ]88!), Clarisse Mattocks, daughter of Joseph and Josephine Foster, No. 3 Astor Dlaoe, Jersey City. Notice of funeral hereafter. TUITE—On December IT, 1839, George A. Tuite, aged one year, two months and six days. To be burled from his parents residence, No. 556 Grove street. HAY—On Tuesday, December 17, Mrs. Cather ne Hay. aged seventy-six years. Relatives and friends of the family are respect fully invited to atteud the funeral from the resi dence of her niece. Mrs. Jacob Emery. No. 8 Wayne street, on Thursday, December 1», at nine o'clock A. M.; thence to St. Peter's Churcn. where a high mass of requiem will be offered for the happy re pose of ner soul. ZIPP—On Monday, December 16, 1889, Mary Α.. De; loved wife of John Zipp, In her fortieth year. Relatives and friends of the family, also members of St. Anna's and St. Joseph's societies, of St. Boni face Church, and J. C. Co. No. 7, G. S. B. W. R.. Cap' tain Homing, are respectfully Invited to attend tne funeral from her late residence, No. 570 Grove street, ο η Thursday morning, December 19, at ten o'clock. A solemn high mass of requiem will be offered for the repose of her soul at St. Boniiace Church, First street. WOLFE—Suddenly, Tuesday, December 17, 1889, Laura C.. beloved daughter of Andrew F. and Ella L. Wolfe, aged twenty-one years and six months. Relatives and friends of the family are respect fully invited to attend the funeral on Friday, at twelve o'clock, from her late residence, No. 54 New ark avenue, Jersey City. Interment at Plainileld. N. J. M, J. BOYLAN, Funeral Director, 198 Pavonia Ave.. Jersey City. MODEMANN DENTIST, Nos. 502 and 504 THIRD AVENUE. Southwest Corner 84th Street. No. 355 SIXTH AVE., near 16th St.. Ν. Y. 4^vili Gum Elegant S4, 97 and $10. Perfectly adapted to the anatomy of the mouth, and guaranteed to stand the test. of time. Old Time Prices, $10, $20 and $30. Artificial Teeth ou Gold. Artificial Teeth on Silver MO CHARGE NO CHARGF for extracting teeth without paiu when artificial teeth are to be inserted. (Iu this department a lady in attendance.) Teeth filled with Gold, Silver. &o., &<·. Teeth repaired in fifty minutes. Sets made while waiting. See that the name MODEMANN is painted in full and plain letters, on the doors, stairs and win dows. We have positively no connectiou with any dental office that does not display the name MODEMANN, Nos. 503 and 504 THIRD AVENUE, Southwest Corner Slth Street. No. 255 SIXTH AVE., near 16th St.. Ν. Y. SITUATIONS ΑΝΏ WORK WANTED. II ESPECTABLE GIK1, WISHES SITUATION TO XV do general housework. Call at No. 183 Bay street. SITUATION WANTED BY A GERMAN GIBL TO do general housework or lu a restaurant. No, 2i8^ York street. ÂNTED-—SITUATION AS PLAIN COOK IN A private family. Call at No. 10 Erie street, sec ond floor. YOUNG GIRL" WISHES A SITUATION TO DO housework or chamberwork. Apply at No. 233 Bay street. REAL ESTATE. For houses and lots in jersey citï BEROEN, QREEÎÎVILLK. BAYONNE AND BJsit liEK POINT. CALL OB WHITE TO JOHN N. BRUNS, Ko. 137 oceaa Ayenne, jersey City. Ko. 77 DaniM Ayenas. Grrarffis. I END FOR LIST OF CITT AND COUNTRY PROP ERTY t ROBERT M. FLOYD,. JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS, 35 OCEAN AVE. COR. UNION 8T, Real Estate 6. insurance. SHERIFF'S SALE. — IN CHANCERY OF NEW JERSEY. · Between Francis V. Gautier, Complainant, and Sarah Ann Bonykamper, et als., Defendants. Fi. Fç., For Sale of Lands. Returnable February Term, 189U. ( oilins & Corbln, Solicitors. By vktue of the above stated writ to me directed aud delivered, 1 shall sell by public vendue at F. G. Wolbert's Real Estate aud Auction Rooms, No. 47 Montgomery street, Jersey City, on THURSDAY, the Second bay of January, A. D. liWO at two o'clock in the afiernbon all the following ueserlbed iand and premises with the appurten ances, being the same described In said writ, that is to say:— , All that certain tract of land and premises, situ ate. lying and being In the City of Jersey City, In the County of Hudson, and state of Ν ew Jt*r*ey. Beginning at the most easterly corner of paid land where the line dividing said lot from meadow, now or lut» of D. Β. ând I. B. Culver, strikes the west side of the Morris canal: thence running G) along the line of nulv©r north forty degrees twenty-two minute» west thirteen hundred and thirteen feet and six one-hundredths of a foot to the Hex-kensack river; thence west along the HaCkeasack river fifty-eight fee: aud seventy-live one-hunirtedths of a foot to the liue of lot B; then ce (&) southerly thirty eight degrees sevenreen minutes east thirteen hun dred and sixty-eight feet and eighty-one one hund reths of a foot to tueJMorrls canal; thence (I) norther ly twenty six degrees thirty-eight mjputes east along the Morrirf canal eighty-two feet »n«l thirteen .one hundredths ot a-foot; thence (5) northerly 'thirty-two degrees and .tifty eight minutes oast still aloutr the Morris canal twenty seven fee* and ninety one-hundredths of a foot, to the υ lace off beginning, lcontaining two acres and four hundred and fifty one-t housandths of an acre. J Dated November 23,1885». . . ι ROBERT DAVIS. Sheriff. 1 SHslYFF'S 8ALE—IN CHANCERY OF NEW JER • Between John Mulllns, complalçftvnt. and John O'Keeife, et al, defendants. , FL fa., for sale of mortgaged premises. Returnable October Term, A. D, iW. COLLINS Λ COABI Ν.'Solicitors. The sale under above stated writ stands ad ■ journed to Thursday. January 3. A. p. 1890. at F. G. k Wolbfjrt's real estate and auction rooms. No. 41 [ Montgomery street, Jersey Ctt*. at 2 o'clock·p. in. > KOB&iT DAVIS, Sheriff, ι I>ated December δ. A, D. l'v - Corporation itotice. ! νοΤΙΓΚ IS ΙΓΚΗΚΒΥ OIVHN TH\T ON TflF. ΛΤΗ 1ΛΙ day of December. 188'.», tlio Commissioner® or Assessment and Ctakif Engineer Πιβκΐ in the office of the Clerk of the Hoard or street and Water Com missioners their final assessment map ana schedule lor the opening and extension of * I WILLOW COURT. ! from its present southerly terminus to PAVONLV AVENUE. The land taken for said opening and extension may be described an foUdws:— Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Pavonui .ayeutie- about 2X1.7 feet east of summit avenue; thence easterly along the northerly side of Pa von la· «venue, fltfbout 45 feet; thence north abouf 1«S feet to the present southerly terminal line of Willow Court; thence westerly along said present southerly terminal line of Willow Court, about 62 feet; thence southerly about 133 feet to the point or place rof beginning. The land to be assessed for said'improvement may be described as follows:—All the property fronting on the following named streets :or aven ues or particular section thereof, tq wit:— SUMMIT AVENUE, from a point about 108.2 feet north* of PAVONIA. AVENUE, to a point about 133.1 feet south of MAGNOLIA AVrNUE. WILLOW COU-KT, from PAVONIA AVENUE, to NEWARK AVENUE. MAGNOLIA AVEiSUK, from a point about 8T.s.r> feet Cast of SUMMIT AVENUE. to a point about îhS9 feet west of said avenue. PAVONIA AVENUE on the south side, about 482.2 feet east, aud S54 feet west of SUMMIT AVENUE. PAVONIA AVENUE. on the north side, from a point about 2G0 feet east of WILLOW COURT, ·' to a point about 40u feet west of HOMESTEAD PLACE. NEWARK AVENUE. on the south side, about S43.3 feet east and 336.4 feet west of WILLOW COURT. NEWARK AVENUE, on the north side from OAKLAND AVENUE, to a point about 5:07.9 feet west of COOK STREET. '-· LGTT STREET, from _ WILLOW COURT, to a point about 2C0 foet west thereof And that the loth day of January, 1890; at ten o'clock a. m., aud the meeting room of the Board of Street aud Water Commissioners are hereby fixed as the time and ptaoo when and where the Board of Sireet and Water torn missioners will meet to hear aud consider objections to said final assessment map and schedule» 1 All objections to the same mu*t be presented in writing. By order of thè Board of Street and Water Com missioners. GEORGE V. BOUTON, Clerk. Dated Jersey City, December 13. 18$9. Β OABDERS WANTE&j^ Boarders-furnished rooms', wit» or without board. L. G. Wyait, No. 3ltM"York street, corner Variok. ; ÎJRONT HALL ROOM TO LET. WITH BOARD, AT No. 283 Third street. y ' 1 BURNISHED ROOM TO LET WITH"BOARD; NO. 219 Pavonia avenue.. , _ "j Furnished rooms, with or without board; No. 285 Grove street. 1 I BURNISHED ROOM, WITH ÛKWIThSvT HOARD; all improvements: No. 238 Grand street» Furnished room with board for gen tleraen, also table board; convenient to fare and ferries. No. 178 Fourth street.] I I" ~ÂRGÊ~ROOM NICELY FURNISHB©: ALL CON J veniences, with flrskclass boagd. \ No. 238 First street. , , PLEASANT ROOMS WITH BOARD IN VRIVATR family; terms moderate. No. 228i£ Third street. PLEASANT FURNISHED ROOM, WITH OR without board, for two resjiectaWIe men; terms moderate. No. >72 Seventh street. LEASANT ROOM, WITH GOOD BOARD, 48 Ocean avenue. , 99 Τ WARREN STREET.—LARGE ROOM, SEC mtéii I ond floor; also hall rooms; with board. 997 WARREN STREET, LARCiE PLEASANT XJmà 4 front room; also other rooms; with board. FURNISHED BOOMS. IARGE FRONT ROOM. SUITABLE? FOR tWO j gentlemen or ladies; also hail room. Nq, 234 Grove street. . , , Rooms to let, fûrnished.-twο very nice front rooms, gtf and #1.50. No. 240 York street; ring three times. ■ - > r ■ ·■' >'· ■ O LET-NICK FRONT ROOM FCKNIStfK», FOB one or two; bath, gas and heat. Enquire No.496 Grove street. T"WÔ~NÏCELY FURNISHED ROOMS, HEATED gas and bath; family private. No. 175 Fourth Btreet. Γ WO VERY NICE FRONT ROOMS, NEWLY FUR nished: ten minutes from ferry; $o and $1.50. No. 246 Yorkeireet; ring three times. TO" LET—FOURToR FTVE ROOMS, IN STRICTLY private house; rent moderate to right party. Address M., Jersey City News. Ι" WO NICELY FURNISHED ROOMS, HEATED, gas and bath; family private. N(MÎ5 Fourth street. 'po LET-THREE UNFURNISHED ROOMS IN ÎÏÉW I private house, occupied by owner; pleasant neighborhood; one block from cars. Enquire No. 84 Wiley street. INSTÏt UCTJONS. ÎÎHÔKOÙGH'PRÉp'ARÏTÎÔS:ixjE'6)VIL"SER· L vice, business college, medical ana law echooL Hoffman Educational Rooms, No. 46 Newark avenue. ^ί)ΛΑ A YEAR-BOARD AND TUITION; feOYS and girls. Address Episcopal Schoottl Haddonfleld. N. J. A YOUNG GENTLEMAN WOULD LIKE IN struction in French. Address DON. Jersey: City News Otf ice, t . THE BLIND SEË, The Deaf Hear, the L»me Walk, THE SICK MADE WELL WITHOUT MEDICINE Marvelous cures are performed daily at taa rooms or DR. FANYOlf, Ko. 258 Sixth avenue, Ν. Y„ of Dyspepsia Insomnia, Catarrh, Paralysis and ail Nervous and Chronic Diseases. Office ûours:—9:80 a. m. to 4:80 p. m. The poor healed free from 9:30 to 1030 a. m. riAJXJPH. i A SPECIAL OFFER. We will sell during this mouth 200 elegant Up right Pianos, with embroidered cover and υ lush stool, at $240 cash or $260 on instalments. $10 α own and *3 monthly until paid. " ■Also a largo assortment of second-hand Pianoe, among which are the foliowlng: Emerson Piano Bradbury Piano Hallet & Davie Piano.. Piersou Piano...... Flscoer Piano.. .$100 . 11*) . loo 100 luO Your choice of any of these instrumente at $10 down and $f> monthly till paid. Hents, *2 up. WM. E. WHEELOCK & CO.. 26 East 14th St.. Ν. Y. OPEN EVENINGS. HIGHEST PRICK PAID OLD BOOKS UNES UNO LIBRARIES BOUGHTI 3- Scarboro, 94 Montgomery St, J. C. I New books supplied at a liberal discount from pur : chasers' prices. Call or send tor bargain catalogue ci w pages; tree to all on application. Proposals for Furnishing Wood to the Public Schools of Jer sey City. , Sealed proposals are hereby invited tor furnish ing, delivering and placing in the proper récep tacles fifty 13Ui cords, more or les>\ of the best Virginia pine wood to the Public schools of Jersey City, for tbe fiscal year beginning Dec*uber?l, 1S8'J, and ending November SO, 1890. .. . . Wood must be sawed and split, and must be deliv ered in such quantities as the Committee on l iiel Or the Board may direct. j Propohals to bo directed to the Committee on Fuel and presented at the meeting of the Board to be held December jffi, lShH, at T:ïX) p. m. 'I - The names of sureties to accompany bids for per formance of contruct. Γ By oraer of the Board. B. S. OAHKISON, ι JOHN HE1L), H. A. KELLY, Committee on Fuel * B. WjESjBUVEi/r, ÇJlerk. Jersey City, December 16,183».