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YOL I. NO. 202. JERSEY CITY. FRIDAY Cttg LAST EDITION. DECEMBER 27. 1889. PRICE 1YV Ο OEMS. THAT TYPHOID SCARE, New York Newspaper Reports Grossly Exaggerated. CONTINUED FEYER CHIEFLY. Some Have Cases, of Course, and Some Have Fatal ones, but not Many More Than Usual, " IS THE WATER TO BLAME ? The Board of Health in discussing the prevalence of typhoid fever in this city at its recent meeting threw out the im pression that the dread disease was likely to become epidemic. The physicians of the Bergen section, in which it was asserted the disease pre vailed to the greater extent, declare that there is no more typhoid fever in the city than usually prevails at this time of the year, \ ί»»λΙ1 Ύτ- r, j-\Trr-r> ι\^ττοΐηΐαιι ooîrl thïcmfirTI ing that he (lid not believe there was or had been in this city this year any alarm ing amount of typoid fever. Many of the eases which have been re ported lately, he said, have been either continued fever or, in one two cases, judg ing from what he had heard of the symp toms, inflammation of the bowels. A CONSERVATIVE BEVIEW. Dr. W. P. Waton does not seem in clined to think there is any occasion for alarm over the prevalence of typhoid fever in Jersey City. The first question I put to him this morning was:—"To what extent is the disease prevalent in the Bergen section?" "What there is is not confined to any one section," replier, the Doctor. •'How many cases do you estimate at present exist in the Bergen section?" "Oh, I can't pay. I have seen but two cases there in the past three weeks. In deed I have seen but very few cases in my own practice since I returned from Eu rope in .July, and they were of an unusu ally mild form. It is hot an epidemic." "What brought about the general idea that typhoid fever was more than usually prevalent?" "I did not know that it was a general idea, beyond that aroused by several un trutnful sensational stories. "I would not estimate that there were more than forty or flftv genuine cases in the city. Now, here are several moutnly mortality reports. They are as accurate as any statistics we can get hold of. "I have not a complete set. however. Here is one that gives nineteen deaths from typhoid fever in Jersey City— twenty-one in the county, for the month <· » a. 1ÛOO. Ί. 4>„». November of the same year gives 14 deaths ill the city and 19 in the county; in August, 1889, we had Iff deaths from this disease, 12 in the whole county; in October, 1889, we had 12 deaths in the city 16 in the connty—a little increase, but not much. The report for November last is not in my possession, butl would estimate that there were about seventeen deaths from typhoid fever. I estimate one death in every ten cases." "According to that, then, we must have had 170 cases?" "Well, there are very mild cases that would hardly be set down as typhoid. Some who do not even go to bed. "That is not such a great number for our large population. And I don't know that we are any worse off in this respect than the majority of cities. "There is always more or less of typ hoid fever at this season of the year, and it is not likely to abate until the warm season sets in." "To what do you attribute the prev alence of the disease in Jersey City, Doctor?" "That is a question I would not like to answer off hand. " It is a deep scientific question and re quires much thoughtful consideration. It is true that it is more prevalent than Six or seven years ago." dr. pyi.K's VIEWS. Dr. A. W. Pyle:—My brother and I have attended about forty cases of fever during the last eight weeks. The fever was of the cantihned type, and in a very few in stances was it really naked typhoid. "1 have seen no severe cases; they were mild, and the patients have recovered ex cept one due to perforation. The trouble is not different from what we have almost pvnrv vear. excent there is a little more of it. It is very much liko the year '81. I can not give any definite cause. It has affected alike those who drink Passaic Hiver water and those who drink well water, those who have been in the country and those who have remained in the city. The prevalence of influenza, too, is not new or strange. We have no extraordin ary number of cases, except that it is slightly more severe than usual, and this I attribute to the prolonged season of damp weather. Dr. Forman—I have very few cases. There are a good many more talked about than there are. Dr. W. Wilkinson—I am attending six cases of continued fever. It is very like typhoid in its symptom's. There are un doubtedly an unusual number of cases, but not near so many as has been re Ported. My father and brother I know nave several cases each. |( __ AT THE HOSPITAL. garden Osborn, of the City Hosmtal, said there are four cases of typhoid fever at the hospital. Tho usual number. " e have had from four to ten cases every month since last May and have not Jost a patient from this cause. The four patients arc doing well. THE GRANGERS «0 HOME, And the Green Goods Sharp Escapes to New York. James Wallace, the alleged green goods man from New York, was discharged by United States Commissioner Romaine yesterday afternoon and lost no time in getting to New York. He came to thin city in response to a telegram from Detective Dalton to meet Postmaster Gaines ttud Farmer Davis, who came from Tennessee to look for green ! goods. The Grand Jury failed to indict Wal lace, and then he was arrested for using the mails illegally. l'he Commissioner held that there was no evidence to connect him with the green goods circular the grangers re ceived. * The two gentlemen from Tennessee left for home last night saying that they hail had enough of this part of the country. Choked Λ "Mad" Dog to Death. Policeman Woodberry, while^sitting a1 a desk this morning in Justite Weed's ofllee writing was attacked bv » white Spitz dog owned by Grader, theYWayne street butcher. The dog rushed t\rough the open door and jumping upon hlpltore his sleeve almost from his coat. ΐΕφ dog bore every indication of having been at tacked by the rabies, but the policeman leclare» that, he bad "La Grippe." He grabbed the dog bv the throat and choked It to death. TWO UNIONS WITHDRAW. The Jicsult of the Controversy Be tween K. of L. and Trades Unions. The Central Trades' Assembly laat night labored under a combined attack of Christmas and "La Grippe." John Mc Canu, of Eccentric Engineers No. 5, pre sided. The discussion of the night arose upon the withdrawal from the Assembly of the Building Trades' Council and the Till and Sheet Iron Workers. Richard J. Alleu said that, as the Tin and Sheet Iron Workers were among the prime movers iu the formation of the present Trades' Assembly, there must be some sinister motive in their withdrawal now. Secretary James A. Stuart explained that the action of the Tinsmiths and the Building Trades' Council was a retali atory measure taken on account of the painters withdrawing for the winter sea son from the Builders' body. James F. Moran, who was prominent in both with drawing organizations, had declared that he would do all he could to break up the Assembly. There was a scheme to form a new central body being pushed by ex delegates to the Assembly, and the inten tion of the promoters was to keep out an element they objected to in the present central body. For some past time the Building Trades'Council had been trying to get delegates from the bricklayers,plas terers, hod carriers and other unions into their body, and when the Assembly started the Builders encouraged it in the hope that it would succeed in accomplish ing what they had failed to do. Now the Building Trades' Council proposed to make a fresh start in this direction alone. Chairman McCann believed that though the majority of the delegates present might be Knights, if they put their shoulders to the wheel they would get all the other organizations in the county to work in harmony witn them. The Knights had recognized the good will of the Typographical Union by supporting The Jersey -City News and had sent work to its office. jiawin mcKson iwia mat it was true that u bomb had been thrown into their midst at the last meeting in the cigar resolution of the Knights. But this action should not discourage, and more determined efforts should be made to bring in the trades unions to balance up the Assembly. C. Hudson considered that there was no bomb thrown, and, if it was, it was alined against those who would not stay in this Assembly and help it. Richard J. Allen said the records would show that the Knights had always gone half way. Whatever was done toward the formation of a new body would be watched, and if the tricksters got into it and attempted to control It, means would be taken to frustrate their efforts. That was the sentiment of honest labor In the county. Adam J. Zoller thought it would be easier to put the Statue of Liberty back into New York State again than to bring the International Cigarmakers' Union back into the Assembly. The Knights ot Labor cigarmakers would gladly wel come the union back, but objected to some of its leaders. Joseph Fullem, J. Knerr and others spoke on the question, which was finally settled byaccepiinc the resignations of the withdrawing bodies. HIS EYES MJKNEO OUT. The Dangerous Amusement of Two Borg on the Hill. This morning Justice Wanser placed the boy, William J. Yungling, of No. 251 Pine street, who was arrested on a charge of atrocious assault and battery, under $500 bonds, to await the action of the Grand Jury. The examination iield by Justice Wan ser developed the fact that Jungllng ob tained from a playmate named Burke a bottle of ammonia, and saying to Thomas August, a boy of thirteen years, "Smell this cologne," thrust it in tiis face, spill ing a quantity in his eyes. This was several mouths ago, and it caused such serious injury that the youth was sent to the blind asylum. He became totally blind in one eye, and now the sur geons have given up all hope of saving the other eye. The little fellow is bright and good natured, and the witnesses at the exam ination were a unit in saying that he had always been a favorite with them. Mr. August will also bring a civil suit for damages, the father of Jungling being a man well to do financially. dïinî; among stkangees. The Sad Fate of a Hoy Who Blade Hie Way into HobokenFrom Hamburg. Among the passengers in a North Ger man Lloyd steamer, from Hamburg, last Seotember, was Paul Horleth, a German lad. He told the Captain that tie had neither relatives nor money, and he beg. ged the captain to allow him to work his passage to America, where he expectcd to meet friends in Hoboken, who would se cure him employment. The captain was touched with pity for the unfortunate lad and lie gave him some light work to do to woi k out his passage. When the steamer arrived in Hoboken the lad disembarked and started to look for his friends. He searched High and low but could not And them. Then he looked for employment, but was met on all sides with rebuffs. Finally becoming desper ate lie went to the steamship company's office and asked to be taken back to Ger many. His request was refused by tlie steamship authorities and he wandered iutothe Hoboken police station on Christ mas night. He tried to make himself in telligible to the sergant iu charge, but had scarcely spoken five words when he fainted in trout of the desk. After he had been restored to conscious ness he told his story through au inter preter. Some food was brought, to him, and he devoured it like an animal. He was allowed the freedom of the corridor, and as his story had reached sympathetic ears he was well taken care of. This morning he was suddenly taken ill. The City Physician was called and said that the bov was suffering from ex posure and want, ana advised his re moval to St. Mary's Hospital, where he now lies, without a friend or relative in the world. THE ΚΛΙΙ,ΙίΟΛΙ) CASE. Arguments Continued Today He for ο the Arbitrator». The argument in the case of the State against the Morris & Essex Kaiiroad Company for back taxes, was continued this morning befote Judge Dillon, of New York, and ex-Judge Stevens, of Newark, the arbitrators. Ex-Governor liedle, on behalf of the railroad company, occupied the attention of the arbitrators during the session. He commented on the differences between the testimony of the expert Stevens, who was employed by the State to go over the company's books, and the reuorts which tlio company made to the Secretary ot State, as required by the company's char ter. ι He took up each year's report separately and designating certain items which Mr. Stevens Had included in the cost of road upon which the company Is required to pay tax, argued that those items should not be iucluded in the cost of tin- road. Fur Λ disordered liver ay Hucckuji's 1Ί .ls. THOSE CUT-OFF SEWERS. Third. District Citizens Gather to Talk More About Them. The Citizens' Improvement Association of the Third district met lost evening in Teutonia Hall, on Newark avenue. This organization was effected some time ago for the purpose of securing to the citizens of that part of the city many needod im provements. Chief among them is an outlet to the Hudson Kiver of the Second and Fourth streets sewers across the flllcd-in land of the Pennsylvania Rail road, in Harslmus Cove. Dr. Quimby presided at the meeting and Mr. Henry Wild reported the result of the conference of the Association's committee, the city authorities and the officials of the road, which was held in Corporation Counsel Edwards' office iast Friday. RESULTS OF ΤΠΕ CONFERENCE. He said that at the conference the rail road officials expressed a willingness to continue the sewer across the company's land, but Engineer Ruggles said that the sewer would not be practical. It would have to be built for u distance of 2,000 feet, and would reach the river below low water mark, and consequently could not be emptied. Mr. Wild further said that he had found a map upon which all the sewers of the city were laid out to reach Hudson street at J18 inches below low water mark. The committee, Mr. Wild con tinued. did not believe Chief Engineer Rnggles statement to be correct, and so it had employed Engineers John Ward and Gustav Blau to examine the ground and ascertain the true condi FAITH IN TUE RAILROAD. Mr. Knoop was of the opinion that the railroad company would build the sev ers if the citizens would get together and demand the sewer in a manner which would let the officials see that they were in earnest. Dr. Quimby said that since the last meeting of the association an individual, whom he suspected came from the rail road company, approached him and asked what objection there would be to tating the Second street sewer to the foot of Morgan street. The Doctor furtlier said that in his opinion the object of the rail road authorities in trying to have the citizens accept a pumping station was to divert the sewer from the Cove. They don't want the sewerage emptying in their docks and want to keep it away from them altogether. "1 haven't much faith In the city offic ials," continued the doctor. "They do with us what they please, and all they want iis to do is to pay our taxes. If we accomplish anything lu the matter we will have to fight for ij, ourselves." " Our engineer 4ias put us to all this trouble with his statement about the im practlbility of the sewer. The Hudson Kiver hasn't changed, the grade of the sewers hasn't changed; it is only the en gineers thut seem changed. MR. EPELSTEIN WILL TAKE HOLD. Mr. Wild said that President Edelstein, of Finance Board, told him that If the committee would procure the requisite number of signatures to a petition to the Board of Street and Water Commission ers to have the Second street sewer ex tended across Harsimus Cove, he would do all In his power to see that the work was done. The Association took immediately to this suggestion and made arrangements to obtain the signatures. Ex-Assemblyman Fred W, Payne and Charles Steir joined the Association, spoke upon the evils arising from the choked sewers. The meeting then ad journed to Thursday, January 3. THE NEWS OP BAÏONNE, Patrick Dillon, a Well Known Spent, Succumbs to Pneumonia. Patrick Dillon, a well known sportiug man of Bayonne, died from pneumonia last evening at his home, at the corner of Avenue D and Linnet street, Bergen Point. He was a fine specimen of physi cal manhood, bat the disease proved fatal within live days after he was pros trated. He was forty years old and a native of Ireland, being prominently identified with many of the organizations representing his nationality. About fif teen years ago he emigrated to this country and settled in Bayonne. Through his geniality and other good qualities he won a large circle of friends without as well as within the sporting fraternity. He leaves a widow and two children. Rayonne Lodge's New Officers. During the communication held last evening in Schuyler Hall at Bergen Point by Bayonne Lodge No. 49, F. and A. M., the following officers were elected: —Worshipful master, ex-School Trustee II. A. Wheeler; senior warden. Dr. G. A. Bradford; junior warden, John C. Ryer; secretary, City Kecorder John II. Besher; treasurer, Mayor John Newman; trustees, Past Masters Edward Smith, George W. Yates and William Sanford. .Next Thurs day evening these officers and those to be appointed will be installed. The lodge now has 116 members. HE'S "BOB HART'S" BROTHER. The Man Willi α Lour Name Goes from ltuyonne to tli« Poor Houtte. Acting at the instance of City Health Physician, Dr. Fred M. Corwin, and Overaeer of the Poor, Rienzi Cadugan, the Bayonne police authorities yesterday committed Professor Ponce Deheori St. Clair Sutherland, to the Snake Hill Alms house. Sutherland is the eccentric character who lived alone in a dilapidated shanty at Pamrapo and whose wife was given much notoriety several months ago through the Bowley scandal on the Heights. He is also a brother of the Rev. George F. Sutherland, familiarly known In negro minstrelsy as "Senator Mob Iiart," who committed suicide through a scandal in which he was implicated about a year ago. He styles himself iu addition to' the name given above as the Great Prophet, Chief llantankaskas, Son of Uncas, I.ast of theJMohieans,Tribe of Fleetfeet, Totem of St. Tammany. A Small Fire. Λ Are broke out In the apartments of Frederick Salskie, of No. 148 Steuben street, yesterday afternoon, and damaged his property to the extent of $200. The cause of the fire is unknown. A Tenement House How. Sarah Bond and Annie Keiruau live at No. 09 Fairuiount avenue. Sarah has the top of the house for her abode, and Annie is located at the bottom. The day before Christmas, Sarah and Annie met ou the stairways and tbey quarreled about the condition of affairs generally and each others apartments in particular. l'his quarrel worried Annie, and a lib eral celebration of Christmas did not les sen her ire tow ards Sarah. By the time it was two o'clock yesterday morning,An nie hud sufficiently primed herself lor an attack on Sarah, and she clambered up stairs for that purpose. She made things very lively when she got there, and Sarah retaliated by having her arrested. Annie was this morning compelled to give bonds to keep the peace. _ THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. Christinas Tree» Aglow and Little Heart· Marie Happy. Simpson M. E. Church was crowded to its utmost capacity last evening, the occa sion being the Sunday School's anniver sary. The following programme was pre sented:— Singing, "Shout for Joy" By the School Frayer ; Rev. Wm. Eakins Singing, "His Wondrous Star".... By the School Opening Address Miss Josie Ferris Singing, "Ring. Beautiful Chimes".By the School CANTATA OF MOTHER GOOSE. Yankee Doodle Mr. Wint. Ruggles Columbia Miss Jones ENTREE OF MOTHER OOOSE AND FAMILY. Greeting by Mother Goose . .. .Miss Florence Seguine Chorus, "Jack and Jill" colloquy, "Jack aDd Jill" ji— } hfme Co°kUn Song, "Red Riding Hood" Miss Stella Seguine Cnorus, "The Cruel Wolf." g Recitation, "Old Woman Wm> Lives in a Shoe" ί .Miss Josie Ferris s«rai «wna J "Happy Littlett>arlings." cnoi us ( 4«q f/usk Thee, My Baby" By children in the shoe Recitation, "Old King Cole"-.Mr. FrankFurman Duett, "A Glass of Beer and a Cigarette,'' Humpty Dumpty—Walter Devoe Little Boy Blue Theodore Taft Recitation and song, "Little Goody Two Shoes" Stella Carpenter Recitation, "Blue Beard" — Mr. Isaac Brownell Chorus, "So Say We All of Us." Recitation, "Little Bo Peep" — Miss Eva Rouse i "Mother Hubbard"Miss Susie Conklin L-onoquy "jac]j Horner" Mr. George lsley Chorus, "Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be." Recitation, "Jack the Giant Killer," Charles Willey Chorus, "Giant Killers." Colloquy, "Yankee Doodle and Columbia." Singing, "The Guiding Star" By the School Address by the Superintendent, Mr. C.L.Gilmore Distribution of presents. A handsome chair was presented to Superintendent Gllmore, and'each teacher received a substantial gift. All the chil dren were made happy with Christmas presents. The large infant class met in the school room in the afternoon and received their Micscuto. st. John's Lutheran. The second half of the German portion of the large Sunday school connected with St. John's Lutheran Church, corner of Summit avenue and North street, had its Christinas festival last evening. The church was crowded and the exercises, consisting of carols, choruses aud recita tions, and anthems by the choir, made a most enjoyable programme. At the con clusion there was a general distribution of presents to teachers and scholars. The Summit Avenue United Presby terian Sunday school pupils gathered at the church last night. There were songs and recitations and then gifts were dis tributed among the little ones. THE GREENVILLE REFORMED. The Christmas festival o£ the Green ville Reformed Sabbath school took place last evening. The hall was crowded to its utmost capacity and presented an in teresting aspect. A beautifully decorated tree stood at one end of the hall and the little ones feasted upon it with their brignt eyes. "Glory to God in the Highest" was the opening coral, after which Superinten dent Brooke made a few remarks. The reading of the scriptures followed aud Mr. Brooke led in prayer. A quartette, Misses Emma French and Etta Spateliii, aud Messrs. Edward Kyte and William Atwater, rendered several beautiful selections. Secretary Ε. M. Kyte then read a very interesting letter from Pastor W, P. Bruce, whose attendance was prevented by illness. All united in 'Singing "Ring, Ring, Ye Merry Bells," the gifts were distributed, and the happy occasion was at an end. LINDEN AVENUE M. E. CHILDREN. The Linden Avenue M. E. Church, Greenville, was a picture when the little ones got together last night to sing their Christmas anthems and receive their Christmas gifts. At eight o'clock the exercises were opened wltn the singing of "Yule Time," and Pastor Kiefer made an address oi welcome. Under the lead oi Miss Annie Arm strung the infant class sang "Happy New Year," and a recitation, "Why we keep Christmas," was rendered by Lizzie Caple, Lulu Hudson, Amy Jaccard, George Young and Howard Smith. The choir chanted "The Gift of God" and the school rendered "The Merry Day." A beautiful anthem was rendered by the choir and the address of the evening was delivered by the Rev. Thomas Houston. He spoke of " Heaven " and it was a beautiful address. He concluded by singing " Meet me There." A vocal duet was given by Lizzie Meyer and Lulu Hud son. The children sang " Meek and Lowly," the benediction was then pro nounced and then the gifts were given out. The Christmas festival of the Grace P. E. Sunday School will be held at the church, Ocean and Pearsall avenues, this evening. An excellent programme has been arranged and every one of the children will receive a handsome present. The Sa>ilgerbuud Christmas Tree. The first family Christmas party of the Saengerbund of Jersey City Heights was attended by α large company, includirg lots of children, at the Avenue House last night. It was an informal affair, but it was very sociable. A Christinas tree was laden with prizes for the children, each of whom received a present. There were also numerous other gifts intended for the adult membtrs of the company. These were disposed of at auction, C. D. J. Noelke acting as the auctioneer. A score of little girls participated in an ex hibition dance, in which they renresented various nationalities, and with games, romps and promenades the children passed a pleasant evening, while the older ones made merry around the tables with wine, Deer and songs. Gatherings in Greenville. Invitations are out for a "surprise social" to be held next Τ ursday evening. The surprisers will meet at the residence of Mrs. Perry Vreeiund, on the New York Bay shore. The sîchwabien's are making extensive preparations for their annual masquerade aud civic ball, to be held at Metropolitan Hall, Monday evening, January 13. The Turn Veiein meets at the Belvi dere House this evening. Assemblyman-olect James S. Erwin is preparing for his Trenton duties. A number of the talented young men of this vicinity have organized as "Min strels." Twenty of them met at tlie resi dence of Mr. Stratford, ou Gartleld ave nue. a few evenings ago and organized. The Fire CumuiiHsfonerti. The Board of Fire Commissioners held a fifteen minutes' session last evening and passed the payrolls aud several claims. John Paxton, who was appointed a hose mau-at-call at the last meeting, seems to have had all he wants of being α fireman and sent in his resignation last evening. DASHES ABOUT TOWN. People on the Hill must bave eotten over Christmas. In the four precincts there was only one arrest yesterday aud that was a drunken woman. Children playing with matches caused a small tire last evening in the cellar oi No. 27 Painrapo avenue. It was extin guished by members of H. and L·. Co. No. 4. Damage trifling. The Kev. \V. P. Bruce, ot Greenville, is confined to the house, being quite ill. Illness, also prevents Dr. Limeburnei from attending his business duties. For the first time in many weeks street cleaners were at work this morning on Pavonla avenue, and the numerous im mense piles of mu J tell how filthy the streets are. NO BEER GARDEN THESE Hoboken Fashion's Protest Against tlie Invasion of their Elysium. About a week ago the property at the corner of Tenth and Hudson streets, Ho boken, occupied by Charles Iteiche, the well known animal importer, as a resi dence and menagerie, was sold at auc tion. The particulars of the sale were published exclusively at the time in the JEitsEY City News. The property was bought by a New York real estate specu lator, who it was said,, was acting for Siegfried Cronheim, proprietor of Crou heim's Variety Theatre, ou Hudson street, Hoboken. It was stated that Mr. Cronheim would secure a lease and run a concert garden on the property. When these facts became known, the residents in the immediate vicinity rose up in loud protest, and the first move made towards the running of a concert garden will be inet with a vigorous opposition. RICH MEN PROTEST. Hudson street, where the property is located, is the most fashionable part of Hoboken, and is the residing place for Hoboken's most prominent and wealthy citizens. Theopholus Butts, lives within five doors of the contemplated concert garden. He is a millionaire, and a man of considerable influence in real estate matters. He is very pronounced in his opposition to the concert gardau, and says it would ruin the Droperty surrounding it He says he is satisfied, however, that they will not attempt to ran any show there. He did not state what course he would pursue if a concert garden was opened there. Lawyer Charles K. Cannon owns the property directly opposite the site of the proposée concert garden. '•Have you heard of the proposed con cert garden adjoining your residence, Mr. Cannon?" I asked. "1 have heard of it," he said; "and was surprised. I will say that I am heartily opposed to tne concert garden and will fight it, and whoever intends to open it as such will have a very hard road to travel. I have lived in Hudson street for a number of years and will certainly kick at· this. " "Will you state what your plans will be, Mr. Cannon?" I asked. "Well, if they insist on having a con cert garden there and such a stipulation was inserted in the sale of the property I suppose we will have to let the matter drop until it reaches the Couucil. When the Council is petitioned for a license there will also be a very large petition from the residents of the neighborhood." Messrs. Waller and Pustkuchen also own property in the neighborhood and are very much exercised over what they cail an outrage. Mr. Tissot, the auctioneer, says he does not know what will become of the property. CRONHEIM UNDECIDED. Mr. Cronheim when seen stated that he had been negotiating for the lease of the property, but that the present figures were too high and he had not yet de cided to lease it. GIVEN BY THE COMMUTERS. The Railroad Rooms in Hoboken Decor, ated With a Piano, The lecture room of the Y. M.C. A. branch of the D. Ij. & W. R. R.f at the depot in Hoboken, was thronged with the employees and commuters of that road yesterday. The occasion was the presen tation of a beautiful piano, by the com mittee of the road. The programme in detail was as follows:— Trio, "Oh Restless Sea White C. W. McKown, J. M. Smith, L. G. McKown. Prayer Dr. Stoddard Piano solo Mr. Edward Conod Presentation of piano by the commuters and patrons. Address By Mr. J. E. Ross Vocal solo, "The Lost Chord" Sullivac Mr. C. W. McKown. Adresses J. R. George, conductor, and Benjamin Locke, engineei Piano solo, selected Mr. P. H. Brangs Five minute addresses, James Vereance, John S. Gibson, C. W. Woolsey, H. C. Baker, S. I. Garrison and others. Dueit, "The Pilot11 Millard Messrs. J. M. Smith and L. G. McKown. Singing, Doxology. The piano cost $800. The money was raised by subscription from the com muters of the road by H. C. Jenkins, L. R. Pomeroy and W. H. Seward, a com inittee. It was expected that Samuel Sloan would be Dresent, but he was un avoidably detained. F. J. Griffith was too ill to respond for the Association. Mr. Philip H. Brangs demonstrated his ability as pianist as well as an electrician, The affair was a grand success and insure* a more friendly feeling between the com mutera ana tne employees υι tue ruttu. Hobokeu Kriefs. Cronheim's Theatre was crowded witl sports last night to witness the bout be tween Jack McAuliffe and Billy Madden, Owen Kilduff, a bricklayer residing al No «Grand street, was arrested by Police man Gerken last night, charged with as sault and battery on his father. He ii held. At the Holy Innocents Church thert will be a Christmas festival this evening The Water Commissioners met lasl night and transacted routine business. Wilbur Hoyt, a young mau well kuowr In Hobokeu, was recently married to Miss Lilian M. Wilton, of West Hoboken. The Sunday school scholars of the Firsl M. E. Church will give an entertainmenl at the Sunday school rooms this evening John Toss is a coat pedier living at No 87 Jefferson street. At two o'clock thii morning he came home intoxicated broke in the door of his house and at tempted to annihilate his wife, lie wa: arrested and bond over to keep th( peace. Quiet at Jcssu]>. Jessup, Ga., Dec. 27, 1889.—All is quie here now, and the military force has beei withdrawn. There are no more dead, s< the victims number just six, three whlti and three black. The leading spirit in the outrages com mitted after dark on the negroes was ι lightning rod agent from Cincinnati. Jessun's citizens were not connecte< with the whippings, and deplore the law less acts. Brewer, the desperado win started the trouble, has four followers all well armed. They may, in retaliation, kill Eom whites in the thinly settled country, bu will not dare attack Jessup. They wil themselves be killed eventually, as the; are hunted by hounds. Λ Compromise Likely. A compromise between the Curries am the furious railroads seeking a pnssag through the Currie property is very prob able. Otherwise the matter will be il litigation for several years. Highland I.odge'H New Officers. Highland .Lodge, No. 80. F. and A. M. last evening elected offieers for 1890, am P. M. Henry M. Pierce was assisted b; Edward P. Cogger in installing them The new officers are these:— Β W. M., P. M., John Wright; S. W. I William J. George Nelson; J. W., Will iam h. Wright; Β. D., It. If. Leinweber; •J. D., William H. Hall; trustee, James Beach; proxy to Grand Lodge, William H. Mead: S. M. o£ C., William Johnson; J. M. of C., John Manning; treasurer, Charles Mierau; secretary, William H. Mead, and tyler, K. G. Booth. KILLED BïXtRÊÊ BOUGH. The Simple-Minded Mau Who Lost His Life in Lafayette Yesterday. The mere announcement was made yes terday that Samuel Barker had been killed by the falling o? a limb of a tree on Pacific avenue. The uufortnnate acci dent occurred too late to give the details of η sad story. The victim was crushed to death in the presence of his aged mother, who had gone to warn him of his danger. A second earlier and he would have escaped. She was within a dozen feet of him when the limb with a crash dropped and crushed him to the wall, causing in stant death. His venerable mother barely escaped injury, but dashed with such vigor as her years permitted to his rescue. Dr. Lewis and several citizens weut to her aid when they found life was extinct, the aged mother was assisted to her home and the lifeless remains of her son being carried in her wake. The deceased and his mother lived with Mrs. Humber, the sister of the un fortunate man, at No. 307 Pacific avenue. He was feeble minded and had been so since infancy aud had been watched as carefully as a babe for halt a century, as he had reached his tifty second year. He was fond of doing chores about the house and when the wind storm beean and the fragments of boughs and limbs fell into the yard and on the side walk, he went out and cleared them away. The t.ill ailanthus which stood in front of Justice I-owy's store was partially de cayed, and the top began to sway as if it would collapse. Mrs. Humber observed her brother on the sidewalk picking up the leaves and casting them in the street aud her mother, who was down stairs, to call him In. Mrs. Barker, who is eighty-two years old, started and was hurrying to lead her in, when the up per limbs of the tree were torn from the trunk and dropped on him. IT'S A GOOD COLLEGE. Prof. Potter Tontines in ltehalf of the Surgical College of this City. The examination of witnesses in the case of Emile Kirchgessner, who has ap plied to the Supreme Court for a mandamus to compel the Board of Health to register him as a practicing physcian, was continued before Commiss ioner Isaac Romaine yesterday ufternoon. Prof. George Potter, of Newark, a mem ber of the Faculty, was the only witness examined. He testified that he was a graduate from the Medical, Institute of incinnati, and a Professor of Materia Meclica and Theraneutics in the Medical and Surgical College of New Jersey. He practiced medicine in the State and his diploma was registered by the Board of Health of this county. He considered Dr. Kirchgessner fully qualified to practice medicine. He passed a very good examination and received a high per centage when he graduated. Prof. Potter further testified that he considered the various members of the faculty of the Surgical College of the State of New Jersey,- from. which Dr. Kirchgessner received his diploma, com petent and able to properly give instruc tion in the branches of medicine upon which they lectured. The examination will be continued to morrow morning. OVERDUE STEAMSHIPS. Sixteen Missing from This Port—Prob ably None Lost. There are sixteen ocean steamships at present overdue at,, this port. Their tardiness ranges from one to Ave days. The list is as follows:— The Spain, National line, from Liver pool, December 12, with passengers aud cargo; live days overdue. The Saale, North German Lloyd line, from Bremen, December 12, Southamp ton, December 13, with passengers and cargo, seven days overdue. «VL _ t\Ti /·-■,, J i;nA Queenstown, Deceinbei· 14, with passen gers and cargo; three davs overdue. The Devonia, Anchor line, from Glas gow, December 12, with passengers and cargo; three days overdue. The State of Nevada, State Line, from Glasgow, Dec. 18, with passengers and cargo ; two days overdue. The State of Alabbma, formerly of the State l.ine, from Glasgow, Dec. 4, with cargo ; twelve days overdue. The Marsala from Hamburg, Dec. 9, with cargo and passengers ; five days overdue. The California, Hamburg line, from Hamburg December 1, with cargo and passengers; three days overdue. The Suevia, Hamburg line, from Ham burg, December 11, with cargo and pas sengers; four days overdue. The Domia (new) from Hamburg, De cember 14; two days overdue. The Pennland, Ked Star line, from Ant werp Decemlier 14, with passengers and cargo; three days overdue. The Veeidam (formerly the Baltic), Netherland line, from Rotterdam, Decem ber 14, with passengers and cargo; one day overdue. The Polynesia, from Stettin, December 14, with cargo and passengers; a day over due. The Island, Thingvalia line, from Copenhagen, December 14. with passen gers and cargo, now at St. Johns for coal; several days overdue.. The Italia, from Gibraltar, December 9, with passengers; two days overdue. The Vietoria, from Gibraltar, December 12, with passengers to Henderson Sons; about a day overdue. TEACHERS' NEW YEAR'S GIIT. The Board of Education Makes .Some Advance* in Salary. The Board of Education held a session last evening and passed the December pay roils. They also distributed η num ber of Christmas gifts in the way of ad vances in salary. * > Vice Principal W. H. Paddock, of the ι High School, had his salary increased from *1,900 to $1,950 and William J. . Kckoft' and Henry Snyder, instructors in i the same school, were advanced from *1,475 to $1,800. [ Miss Adrians, first, assistant of No. 2, had her salary increased to $880 per ι annum and that of the young ladies in the tirst two years were advanced from $U8 to ÎS0 per month._ Λ Seal OH' the liayonne Shore. [ While boating in the Bayonne cove of • New York Bay on Christmas Day, Philip Van Buskirk, sou of ex-Freeholder John Van BuskirK, shot and killed a fine fat seal that he noticed sporting in the shal , low water. The animal measured four feet, six inches in length. Warmer Tomorrow. [ Washington, Dec., 27, 1889. — Th« weather indications for Eastern New York and Eastern Pennsylvania are faix and colder weather today; warmer to j morrow, with westerly winds. The AVeather at Hartnett*s. December 20. l>eg. · December 2. Deg, ■ S P. M 57 ! 0Λ. M 34 0 P. M 49 1 1) Α. M 3t . » P. M W M Noon 41 - IS Midnight 4U I IB HUSBAND'S PICTURE Pretty Gift to Mrs. Davis by the Sheriff's Friends. A MERRY HOLIDAY PART?. The Mayor Acted as Spokesman, and the Sheriff Told a Story About Mayor Simon Kelly. K About twenty-five of Sheriff Robert Davis' most intimate friends last night presented him with a beautifully framed life size crayon portrait of himself. The presentation took place at the Sheriff's home on Grove street. The handsome picture, the work of Artist George Mc Neill, of the Hill, rested upon an or namented silver-metal easel and occupied a conspicuous place in the Sheriff's front parlor. The work is well executed ana the Sheriff is much pleased with it. It is framed with massive gold moulding, four feet square. Many of the leading Democratic poli ticians of the city were present, every one of whom in well chosen words ex pressed their personal regard for the re cipient and their appreciation of his worth as a leader of the Hudson County Democracy. MAYOR CLEVELAND'S SPEKCH. Mayor Cleveland made the presentation speech. He complimented the artist and alluded to the broad shoulders of the man whose features he had so cleverly por trayed, and said, while they were broad enough to hold the Democratic party of Hudson, "Bob" was really a little fellow. The Mayor paid a high tribute to the worth of the Sheriff as a man and a poli tician, and said the high esteem in which he is held was not confined to Hudson county. It spread throughout the State —even beyond, wu*j wuajr, nun iimieu me Mayor, "i picked up a Western paper and read therein a paragraph, which, alluding to the threatened split in the Democracy in New York State, suggested to the New York leaders to go over into Jersey (or their candidates. "It is the confidence the people have in your ability and your honor," turning to Mr. Davis, "that has brought about your great popularity. The people know your word is as good as your bond and your bond is always good. They know every thing will be right in Bub Davis' hands; that if you undertake to bring about cer tain results no stone will be left antorned to accomplish it. "I can't make a speech to Bob Davis," continued the Mayor, turning to the gen tlemen present, "He's iny own personal friend. I have always known and re spected him, and that respect has grown stronger every day. All of us here as sembled have admired his ability to turn the tide of affairs in State conventions as well as in local contests. These men here have seen you do it, Sheriff, time and again. Bob, I'm grate ful to yon for it. Let me present this pic ture to you to hand down to your children when you are gone; that they may gaze upon the face of « father who in politics as well as^ln other public affairs achieved well-earned distinction among his fellow men. .L:·' ouoivin Ο The Sheriff responded briefly. He was not accustomed to speaking. The picture was something he had been wanting all along;. As to his career in politics the Sheriff was modest in his allusions. One thing lie was proud of, and that was, so far as his participation in politics affected matters, it had shewn that a poor man had as much right to get a nomination as a rich man. There were several instance» of the character in the recent campaign. No one knew anything about it outside the Kxecutive Committee. " I thank you gentlemen for this ele gant present," he went on. " Whatever I may be able to do socially, financially or politically for the Democratic party you have my word that I will always do." DID MAYOR KELLY DO THIS "Especially am I thankful to the Irish Fenian Brotherhood," continued the Sheriff; with a smile, looking over to where the burly form of Mayor Simon Kelly, of Weehawken, sat on a sofa be tween the other heavy weights. "And 1 admire the courage of the man who went into Canada to take arms from the Can adian government. I can see him crawl ing upon the engine and running her into a sandbank and quenching the fire— the only thing that saved the Fenian Brotherhood. "Again I than κ you for this elegant picture for my family to look upon when I am gone." The Mayor—Oh, you're good for half a MR. MUIXONE PATS A TRIBUTE. Assemblyman Michael Mullone was the next speaker. He eulogized the Sheriff, and in closing said he was always cool, reticent, level-headed and determined in his endeavors to keep his promises. "He successfully accomplishes everything he sets out to accomplish. " Letters regretting their inability to be present were at this juncture read from Charles B. Jordan. Senator William D. Edwards and William E. Sacketc. Mayor Simon Kelly, of Weekawken, was called upon and made a few re marks, in which he declared that lie had the distinguished honor of never having a candidate to run against him, but he had been led into vice and temptation in trying to kuock out people 'of Jersey City and apologized on the ground that he was one of those politicians who always did as he was told. It afforded Judge A. McGrath a great deal of pleasure to he present, and tliue show the esteem he bore tor the Sheriff. Fire Commissioner John Brown was in disposed, but said a good word for the honored recipient of the present. Alderman Kohert Jordan, Michael J. O'Dounell, chairman of the Democratic County Committee; President Voorhis, of the Board of Education: Poormaster John Hewitt, County Superintendent James F. Gannon, President jpomers and his two colleagues of the Street and Water Board, Eddie Dugan aud Ben jamiu Van Keuren; Captain John Gra ham, Mr. McGuire; Street Superintendent Philip Tumulty, Building Inspector James C. Clark, Water Register "Con" Haley, School Director Hugh Kelly, Michael Doyle, President John Conway of the Fire Board, Court Clerk John Wiseman, Clerk James Connolly of the Tax Board, Fred Kissam, John Strahan, Dr. William Dimond, Water Assessor William Heller, Artist (jeorge McNei!!, School Director Philip Muldoon, Police Commissioner James Kelly, and Surrogate James O'Neill made speeches in which they testified their ap preciation of the Sheriff's many admirable qualities. THEN CAME THE SONGS. The occasion was highly enjoyed by all the gentlemen present, who between the intervuls of the speaking regaled tiiem selves with champagne, cigars and other refreshments. The sheriff's family were interested listeners to tbe speeches. A number of songs followed the speeches, and Alderman " Bob " Jordan, Clerk Jimmy Conn.lly, Assemblyman Mullone and Street Superintendent Philip Tumulty surprised even their friends with the rich harmony of their tuneful voices.