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51 (teas for ISteraen.
1 tt is a lucky individual nowadays to whom eyeglasses In one form or another are an unknown quantity. And yet a prominent Philadelphia optician speaking yesterday upon the subject declared that eight people out of each ten who wear glasses do not wear them properly and do not understand their care. • The eyeglasses, he said, In order to derive good from them, should sit high upon the nose and straight. Most peo ple in reading allow them to slip down upon the nose so Chat the line of sight is Imperfect and often obstructed by the rim. • . * As to their care, any glasses in con stant use need frequent cleansing. The flying dust particles of the air adhere to them and produce cloudiness. And the eye lashes, too. deposit oil—a point which many forget. The eyelashes if very long are apt to brush against the glass. And more than one wearer of glasses has called upon her optician to ask what caused the odd sensation and obstructed,, sight. There is a goodlsh bit of controversy concerning the best material for clean sing them. But a strip of soft chamois or an old silk handkerchief are unques tionably the best means. The ordinary means of cleansing is to breathe gently upon the glass and afterward polish with the silk or chamois. But this is not enough. Once a week at least every pair of glasses which are in constant use should be thoroughly washed with eastile soap and hot water. The woman who is obliged to resort to these aids to vision Is apt to find them an expensive luxury. With mm the s'rong vest pocket case is a . safeguard against breakage. But most women resort for one reason or another to a flimsy leather case or to no case at all. And the year ly or monthly bill at the optician’s as sumes awful proportions. ♦ . • Eyeglasses with a delicate gold chain . are perhaps the most convenient su-gges >„ tion, although many women complain of ; the tendency of this chain to become en | Jangled in other objects. So that once the 4 'art of holding them firmly upon the nose Is arrived at. Many women prefer the small gold hook, which is attached to the front of a gown and upon which the glas% es are suspended when not in vise. But many women cannot wear eye i glasses owing to the contour of the face, or the shape of the nose at its bridge. So that spectacles are imperative. And per haps the very best suggestion for the Wo man who carries these would he to invest in a small fiat vest pocket case for them and have a pocket constructed In her house gown Into which the case can be slipped. The ease to which I refer opens horizontally as does a glass box. It is opened and closed by means of a firm epring. Inside, a small wooden frame, vel vet covered, holds the glasses In place. In one of the cheaper leather frames the opening is of course at one end. The apec *. tacles are oflten bent in thrusting them In. • . • Care is necessary in removing spectacles ■when reading or work is over. Many a good frame is spoiled by being tugged off by the portion which fits over the ear. They should be removed by the fingertips poised lightly above and below the rim. The soft silk handkerchief or bit of old chamois, of which I spoke before, should always be on hand, tucked away in the jacket pocket or chatelaine bag ready for use. Muslin or other cloths which deposit |L lint are useless for polishing. Flannel is P**aiso a bad material and tissue paper is ""apt to scratch the delicate surface of the 1 glass. But if there Is one point more than an other concerning eyeglasses upon which a warning note should be struck, it is the practice which some women have of read ing or working with those which belong tto another individual. The optician, whose advice I have quoted above, declared that many women and girls consulted a prac titioner in every week whose eye trouble resulted in wearing etrange glasses. “Fif teen or twenty minute* of this kind of strain is enough to bring on serious com plaints,” he said. Gowns for small girls have a place in fashion’s chronicle despite their lack of diversity in style, so a few little models may furnish a needed suggestion to those who search the fashion notes for any thing which can help out the needed variety. All sorts of novelty materials, with several colors in the mixture, are r’de up in children’s dresses, and red el’s hair Is especially fashionable 1 -S season. Red is perhaps the prevail. ►lng color since It has the lead in fashion for grown-up gowns, and it is very much in evidence in all the trimming. Red vel vet and cloth with rows of black braid H sewn on for the little vests, yokes, col li' lars and cuffs, are both very much used. y J "tuuio JJld.n.C iX pitfLly youthful decoration for plain wool serge ar.d cashmeres, and an example of this is shown in a blue serge with six tucks an inch wide around the skirt. The vest is of white cloth, and the bodice fastens in the back, where there are three tucks down either side of the, centre. The blouse front, epaulettes and belt are also tucked. Vests of fancy silk and liberty velvets are used with the little jacket fronts and rosettes of the silk make a pretty finish. A slashed waist, over a silk under bodice and finished with tiny buttons is another useful model for wool gowns, and red dresses trimmed with bands of velvet exactly matching in color and some ecnu lace in the waist are very !l pretty. /Simplicity is always the safest rule In /children’s attire, hut the touch ■eof bright color Is almost a necessity in , ’ll dark materials, and lace in various ; ”orms of applique adorns both cloaks and gowns this season. M Large cape collars on the little benga |Hue cloaks for wee maidens are covered i with heavy lace and edged with beaver I fur, and fancy embroidery, as well as I lace, covers many a collar and yoke on \ the older girl's gown. For dressy occa ! slons fancy silks In small patterns, al : batross and silk and wool crepons' are used, and one little model In the latter material of a rose pink color has a yoke and epaulette caps of guipure lace over pink silk, and the whole gown is trimmed with black velvet ribbon. Green cash mere is the next gown with a bolero front trimmed with an applique inser ■ «on of lace, and the yoke is of tucked cashmere with a finish of green velvet at thePTfeclc and be't. Girls unde: eight years of age are very picturesque this season when they are dressed in the height of fashion in their plaited huge poke bonnets of silk, so trimmed with lace and fuij and feathers that they cost as high as $2<). The ctoaks are made of bengaline or velvet in the dark shades, and the bonnet must match the cloak. ‘iMy life is that of a peasant," writes Rosa Bonheur in a story of her life in the December “Ladies' Homrp Journal." “I wake with the day and lie down to sleep almost at nightfall. E^rly in the morning I stroll in the garden with my dogs or drive my pony cart through trie Forest of Fontainebleau (in the midst of which is her estate, By). Toward.'nine o'clock I take my seat before the easel and work until half-past eleven. Then I I 'breakfast quite simply, and afterward smoke my cigarette, as I run through the daily papers. I resume my work at one o'clock, and at five I j&o out for a walk. I love to see Che siin sink behind the trees of the forest. My dinner is as simple as my breakfast. I finish the day by reading. The books I prefer are those of travel, hunting, or historical works. Often I read the Bible. “Before commencing my picture I study my subject exhaustively, prefacing this work with conscientious studies from Nature. I look f&r the exact sky and Che exact ground that w2ll suitably frame the subject, and not until then do I com mence work on the canvas. The ever present. desire to bring myself nearer to truth, and an incessant research after sim plicity are my two guides. I have never grown tired of study. It is today, and it has been during my whole life, a happi ness to me* for it is with persistent work alone Chat we can approach the unsolv able problem of ever-changing Nature, the problem which more than any other elevates our soul and entertains in us thoughts of justice, of goodness, of charity." * • • Hair dressers say that the extreme side puffs and the regular style of waving the ’hair are going out. The style has had its day, and it is quite time now for a change. The extremely puffed and waved hair is more seen now on the boulevards than in the drawing room, and although the hair is still sofifly arranged and irregu larly waved, the effect is quite different. On the sides it is drawn back rather closely, and is not supposed to require side combs. One circular comb may be used to keep the lock tidy and yet soft in the neck. In front there is a suspicion of an irregular bang, and it is often parted carelessly on one side. The effect oP much smaller heads than have been seen for seme time. It is curious, but perhaps only natural, that with smaller skirts and diminished sleeves Should come a closer style of hair dressing. In Paris this change will be welcomed, for the puffed coiffures had reached an exagger ated point. For evening coiffure es pecially hair dressers are using a great number of the tiny tortoise-shell brooches. They are simply a slender twist of the shell,' making an oblong and a half, the shell t?eing sprung on one side to form the clasp. They are useful In fastening loose locks of hair or In arranging a bunch of soft curls. * . • A woman who has given this import ant subject much attention saya that water and air are the best tonics and beautiflers. For bathing purposes she recommends long mittens made from Turkish fowling. At night the mittens should be put in a wash bowl of water, in which a little fine salt has been dis solved. On rising in the morning wring out the mittens, put them on and rub the whole body briskly. Dry on a towel, not too coarse, and dress quickly. Then go cut of doors. If only for five minutes. Walking Is the best exercise. If you can not walk half an hour at first, walk a quarter; keep on increasing the distance until you can do three or four miles with out fatigue. Fresh air will put a good color in the face, and when the health is good and the blood circulates freely, the nerves will be all right. • . • Princess Beatrice, President of the Berks and Bucks Needlework Guild, says the London “Mail,” held at Frogmore House, near Windsor Castle, on Thurs day, an exhibition of the clothing con tributed by the ladies of the association. The Queen sent a light blue woollen hood and pink and cream colored cot quilt, made by herself, the coverlet being marked with the initials “V. R. I.,” in pink silk in one of its corners. * » * Darned laces are still very much used for parures as well as for trimming sachets and similar articles. For parures fine net is used, and the darning is exe cuted with a very fine white lace thread. For sachets rather coarser net and thread or colored silk In place of thread may be used. * » • Cording and chain stitch aTe used in combination for border designs on heavy material, as they fili out the design rap idly and make effective treatments when done in good harmonious colors. iJiVifili ULUBS EEOEfTIOM. Before the Dancing There Was an Excellent Enterial nment. The Irving Social Club held its regu lar weekly reception at its rooms, in the Irving Hotel, Cator avenue and Old Bergen Road, Saturday evening. Prior to the dancing an informal entertainment was given. The well known Eccentric Trio, Messrs. C, Erler, A. J. Driscoll and Frank Gorman, sung “Those Wed ding Bells Shall Not Ring Out” and “His Last Kiss.” Mr, Frank Gorman, the popular baritone, sang with his usual ability. "The Chimes of Trinity” and “As the Ship Went Down.” Mr. A. Driscoll sang, in a pleasing manner, “Nellie Mc Intyre.” Mr. Fred S. Clement of Brook lyn executed several difficult buck and wing dances, and Mr. Jack Blummer of New York gave an exhibition of slight of hand. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. i red Eckert. Mr. and Mrs. Goo. Christ MR- AND MBS- NEOMANFS SOCIABLE One of the most enjoyable social events of the season, on the Heights, was the house-warming on Saturday evening, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Neumann, of No. fd Booraem avenue. The rooms were tastefully decorated with palms, ferns and cut flowers'. Re rmmjMes '* it Mr. VredenUurglTs Argu ment Is All in tile Interest of the Dear City You Know. ] PERSONAL TAXATION ABUSES One Very Sore Spot Located by the Pennsylvania Rail road’s Lawyer. HIS CONCLUSIONS FORMULATED Fifteen Reasons for Denying the Private Taxpayers Justice Corporations Assailed. On Saturday “The News” printed the first portion of Mr. -J. B. Vredenburgh's brief, prepared for the Equal Taxation j Commission. Below will be found the part referring to personal property, and his general conclusions:— The personal property in possession of the ’Pennsylvania Railroad is .all assessed j at its cost. On page 238 of the report of 1885, the character of the assessment of the per sonal property Is shown by the entries, as follows;— Tools in shops . $203,433 Materials in shops . 593.405 Tools, maintenance of way. 26,937 Materials, maintenance of way... 237,780 ; Office furniture .. .. . 39,240 Every dollar of this tax is collected. I now call your attention to assessment of other property in Jersey City by the local assessors. The real estate, as w’e have seen, is assessed from 00 to 70 per cent, of what the local assessors admit its value to be. The improvements upon it are not sep arately assessed, and are not added to building in the judgment of the local assessors adds to the assessed value of the land. The personal property substantially es capes taxation. The assessed valuation of personalty in Jersey City as compared with real is onlv eight per cent. In Newark the personal property amounts to $25,000,000 or 24 per cent. In Trenton 27 per cent. In New York City 22 per cent., although the value of the real estate there is immense. Upon looking at Exhibit D, presented to this Commission by Mr. Edwards, you will see that in 1$76 the real estate in Jersey. City was assessed at $53,000,000 and the personal property at a little over $3,000,000. In 1STB the same real estate Is assessed at over $81,000,000, and the personalty at $7,000,000. That is the assessed valuation of the: real estate has increased $30,000,000 since ’76, but the personalty has only increased $1,000,000. There is far more personal property in Jersey City subject to taxation than the $7,000,000. I call the attention of the Commission to some of the personal property which the local assessors do not assess. (1.) In the last faw years a very large amount of personal property has been brought within the city in this way. Corporations have been formed for vari ous purposes to Carry on business out side of this State. These corporations are compelled to choose some political district, which is for the purposes of taxation, their residence. Jersey City offers to them ■ apparently a convenient place of residence, and a large number of them have selected it j as their residence. I have examined and have here a col lection of such corporations. Their capi tal stock, as I have figured it, Is over one billion dollars. This capitalization of course represents some tangible property which may be taxed where it Is found, but a vast amount of the property represented by such stock is of an intangible character. This property escapes taxation unless it is taxed in Jersey City, because the only place at which such property can be legally assessed for the purposes of tax ation is the municipal district which such corporations have selected for their resi dence. The courts have frequently declared that the place In this State Where the property of corporations of this char acter can alone be taxed is the taxing dis trict Which they have so chosen for their residence. This vast property being therefore in Jersey City for taxing purposes, it is the duty of the local assessors to assess it. If they fail in this duty, it becomes the duty of the municipality to cause this property to be.assessed. No attempt, I think I can say, Is made to assess this vast property. For instance, take the United States Feather Company. It has a capital of $120,000,000. Its residence is in Jersev City. $61,000,000 is preferred entitled to dividends at S per cent, cumulative. Its net re ceipts last year was over nine millions of ~ ri ~ — ii* .. — How much of that $120,000,000 represents property that escapes taxation? Certainly a part of this vast property should be assessed in Jersey City. Not one dollar is assessed for taxes here. The result of this failure to asses is that these ratables escape taxation. It Is no answer to say that if the local assessors do tlheir duty it will drive these corporations to some other home. In the lirst place, that Is an assertion that the taxable burden which this prop erty should bear, is to be thrown upon others who cannot escape assessment by moving their residences, this, too, with out giving such others a chance to be heard. In the second place, the local assessors are not to determine what the policy of the State shall be; the Legislature is the tribunal to settle tihat, and it 'has de termined by Its laws that the assessors should assess these corporations. The assessors are not to pass upon the policy of so doing. Prior to 1892 these corporations all paid to the State a license fee or tax of one-tenith of one per cent. In 11191, P. L., p. 150, an amendment was passed -to the existing law, which re duces this license fee by providing that un to $3,000,090 It should remain one-tenth of one per cent; over $3,000,000 and up to $5,000,000, 1-20 of one per cent., and over $5,000,000, $50 for each million of dollars. I suggest that It would be a proper 'thing for the Legislature to repeal that law, so that corporations should again pay a license fee of 1-10 of one per cent, on their whole capital stock, and such re peal to provide that the amount collected by bho State from these corporations as a license fee, over the amount which Is now collected from them, be paid to the municipality In which they reaide. and that such payment would relieve them from local assessment for Intangible as sets. Such a law would result in a pay ment to Jersey City of about $409,000 from the State. The stock of corporations of $5.,000,000 or over, reading in Jersey City, amounts to $526,000,000. The number of corporations In Jersey City whose capital stock amoqnts to between three and five millions,' greatly exceeds those having over that amount. There is a large amount of personal property In Jersey City escaping taxatior in addition to these corporations. There are 728 manufacturing- establish ments In Jersey City, and the annual cost of material used by them Is $23,000,000, and Jhat the annual value of -products Is $37,376,000. And their direct , investment Is $18,165,094. Can It be true that all the personal property of every description, including merchandise in more*,.-Stocks; tools, ma terials. household furniture, bond stocks, and other evidence* of .Indebtedness In j- raey City. only amoslnrito J7.270.000.when the coat of material used annually In the manufactories al-one Jin Jersey City amounts to $23,000,000, and the value of their products to $37,000,000. • and their di rect Investment to $18,165,004? Take an example , of two- corporations, j pot as being peculiar .but ®s being samples ft how -personal-, p©o©ert;£. aiPP^orporations is assessed in Jersey City. One; Of the largest tobacco companies has a paid up oap.tal of $5.000.000-$2,000.000 of it preferred; $3,000,000 common. Ac .cording to. their report they pay eight per cent, u pan it heir preferred stock, and from ten to thirteen per cent, on their common stock .annually. That manufactory is located in Jersey City. That corporation, is said to be as sessed. $200,000 for its real estate^ and $100, 000 for its personal property by the local assessors. Total local valuation for taxation, $300, 000 on a plant payisfg about ten per cent, dividends on $5,000,000 of stock. United Railroad Companies having $20, 000,000 sleek.-pay tep per cent, dividends, are taxed bt'er $390,000 annually. The tobacco company having $5,000,000 stock, paying ten per Cent.,. are taxed less than $9,000 annually. One of the largest newspaper companies in the city makes a simitar showing. Mr. Carl Sherman testified before you that he had examined tihe inventories at the Surrogate office in Hudson County from 1890 to IS96, a period of five years, and those inventories amounted to over $10,000,000. There is $ll,Af)0,000 of personal property ?n the savings banks, a large proportion of which, probably one-half, is in bonds and mortgages, the remainder is in other securities. The national bank9 hgive on deposit, ac cording to their statements, over $7,000,000. The surplus amount to over $1,000,000. To these sums must be added the per sonal securities held by individuals, and the merchandise of various kinds in the many stores and warehouses. It.is entirely safe to scty that 75 per cent, of the personal property in Jersey City is not listed and escapes direct tax. If the State Assessors should assess Jer sey City property as the State Board as sesses railroad property, they would re port $300,000,000 of ratables. If real estate wa*i assessed at the value fixed by well-known real estate experts, the assessed value of real estate in Jer sey City would be $130 000,000. Assuming that the personalty is $65,000, 000, one-half the real, the ratable® in Jer sey City would be $195,000,000, and a rate of one and a quarter per cent, would pro duce $2,437,000, the fax raised thte year in Jersey City. As to the amount of these taxes collect ed. The taxes of the State Assessors are all collected. The taxes assessed by local assessors are only partly collected. By the annual report of the Comptroller of jersey City for the year ending 1854, p. 51, Exhibit No-'27, shows me amount of taxes due and unpaid for, 1892 were $514, 547.09, and in 1,893, $625,942. The deficiencies are made good by bonds, the interest of which are put in the next tax levy, under the terni interest on the public debt. It is not true that Jersey City derives from the property of railroads in Jersey City but 1% per cent, benefit.' It derives a much greater benefit, for the following reasons:— ine mate couecta iur us uwu yuniwaca from the railroad property In Jersey City one-half of one per cent. The ratables In the State are about $800,000,000, and in the city about $88,000,000, and therefore nearly one-tenth of the whole State tax would fall on Jersey City. But if the property of the railroads was assessed locally, then the ratables of Jersey City would be increased at least $30,000,000, and her share of the State debt would thereby be increased accord ingly. As to County tax, Jersey City now re ceives as taxes from railroad property collected by the State, $227,000. That is pa d directly by the State to the city. The ratables from which this tax is collected, although within the city, does not increase the city ratables, and there fore does not increase the proportion of county tax to be paid by JeFsey City. That is to say, the county ratables now are $150,000,000. of which $88,000,000, or about 65 per cent, are the ratables of Jersey City. The county tax amounts to $730,000, of which Jersey City’s share—65 per cent.— is $462,478. But if the ratables from which the $227,000 p^id by the State to the city is derived, . was added to Jersey City’s ratables. It would Increase those ratables to over $100,000,000. That is, If the local assessors assessed railroad property Instead of the State Board of Assessor, or .If the ratables were added to city ratables, Jersey City would pay of the county tax $533,000, Instead of $460,000. That is. by having the State pay this sum of $227,000 directly to her,, and by not increasing her ratables returned to the Comity Board, the city derived a benefit in addition to the rate of Hi per cent., to just , such an amount as these railroad ratables would Increase the city’s pro portion of the county expenses. Jersey City also saves by the collection of 'this money by the State, and the pay ment to her, without increasing her ratables, a considerable sum from the school tax. The county of Hudson having $147,006,000 ratables in '94, pays $417,777, a little less than three-tenths of one per cent. blow' if the ratables In Jersey City were Increased by the railroad ratables from which t'hls $227,000 Is derived, it would increase the ratables of Jersey City, and thereby the county ratables $20)000,000. Three-tenth of one per cent, on this $20,000,000 would be $60,000. so that the county of Hudson. Instead of paying $417, 000 would pay $477,000 to the school fund. All but ten par cent, of the amount so raised is returned to the county, but is divided by the county authorities between the districts in accordance with the number of children in the district, not in accordance with the amount paid by the different districts. That is to say. Jersey City receives now from the county $249,000 from this fund, but she only has to pay to the county a school tax of $233,000. if, however, her ratables were increas ed by $20,000,000, she would then have to pay $293,000, but she would get from the county only the amount which she now gets back, namely. $249,000. the State assumes the whole cost of as sessing, listing and collecting this rail road tax. Twenty thousand dollars is expended by Jersey City in collecting other taxes. This tax from the railroad is collected for her without expense. Jersey City also gets this tax without any shrink age. In the collection of all other taxes an allowance is made for shrinkage. Jersey City collects from other property $174,000 for what is called shrinkage. The $227,000 from the railroad is paid to the city without any shrinkage. If this $22,700,000 of railroad ratables of the second class was assessed by local assessors, they would value it at not over 60 per cent, or $13,000,000. Thirteen million dollars of railroad property pays to the city $227,000. Pays to the State $113,000. Pays also its siiarc of the franchise tax—$50,100, making $337. 000. That is property which the local as sessors , would assess at $13,000,000, now , pays three per cent.; whereas $13,000,000 of other property in the city pays less than 2% per cent. Jersey City complains against the State that the railroad companies are continu ally taking vast' proportions out of the ratables. Mr. Gardner’s testimony shows how ittle of the property has been taken out of the ratables. The railroad in possession of the Penn sylvania Railroad was built in 1S38. al most before Jersey City was a corpora tion. In 1839 Jersey City ratables consisted of 100 acres. In 1871 it consists of 9,000 acres. Of the 179 acres outside of the main stem acquired by the United Company, 108 acres was below high water, and never was in the ratables of Jersey City. Out of 10.000 acres in Jersey City, the United Company has acquired, since 1884, but twenty-six acres that wias ever in the ratables. The property which has been acquired by all the railroads has been to a great extent lands below high water, which be longed to the Slate, and was hot in the ratables of Jersey City. The Courts decided many years ago that lands below high water In the Hudson i River could not be assessed for local taxes. The local tax upon the terminal lands of railroads is a tax upon one part of the public. There is in all $400,000 raised as tax upon second-class property, $299,000 of title amount gdcs to Hudson county, and $227,000, or considerably over cne-half of the whole amount, Is paid to Jersey City. As personalty now substantially esca^ies taxation in Jersey City, it results that ft is asking that that portion of the public who use railroads be made to pay an ad ditional tax for its benefit, Jersey City, raises this year for city purposes. $2,041,92) For county purposes .. 462.478 For school. 233,022 She Tecives from the State Railroad tax.$227,000 t School tax . 249.233 $476,333 I $2,435,017 Of this amount $546,000,13 for Interest on public debt, a large portion of which debt was eorttracted for street improve ments., $396,000 is for school purposes. Free public library.$30,090 The collection of taxes,.- .. .. 20,090 Railroads were originally chartered by the Legislature as highways, to. enable the agriculturalist to bring the produce of his farm to market cheaper and quicker than by horse power. It goes without saying that a tax on the railroad Is paid by that portion of the public using railroads. The traveling pub lic and those sending freight are the only sources of the railroad company’s income. It follows, therefore, that a tax on the terminal lands at Jersey City falls mostly upon phe farmers In the Interior of the State to whom the railroad is a necessary highway to carry their crops from their farms to the New York markets. The city of Jersey City has a large debt. It has had an expensive city government. It gives Its citizens luxuries denied to the farming communities of the State. It has a handsome Boulevard and beautiful city edifices. It has a school system through which children have free educational fa cilities far in advance of the children in the. agricultural communities. To what extent muet the farms be taxed to accomplish such purposes? The tribunal to decide such a question is the Legislature. In conclusion, I respectfully insist that it haa been clearly shown:— 1. That the State assessor* assess all the property of railroads. 2. That local assessors assess but a part of the property of owners in the State. 3. That the State assessors assess this railroad property upon a standard of high er values, and at the full value of such standard. 4. That local assessors assess the real property of ot'nere upon a standard of low er values, and only at a percentage vary ing from 40 to 60 per cent, of that value. 5. That the personal property of railroads Is all found and Assessed at cost price. . 6. That the personal property of others to a large extent escapes taxation in Jer sey City. 7. That in Jersey City rail road lands are assessed by State Assessors on ah aver age at.$33,000 an acre S. That the local assessors in Jersey City assess the re maining lands, with all the personal property, on an average a.t.$9,700 an acre 9. That each acre of railroad lands pays on an average annually as taxes. $750 an acre 10. That each acre of other lands in. Jersey City, with all the improvements and pays on the average an nually as taxes. $256 an acre 11. That the Pennsylvania Railroad Company Is In possession as lessee in Jer sey -City of.229 60-100 acres Of which the up land is.112.43 acres And of which be low high water is.117.17 acres -229 60-100 acres Of which mai« stem is. 50.58 acres Outside of main stem.179.02 acres -.———229 60-100 acres 12. That the Pennsylvania Railroad Company on this property pays annually.$171,000 Which is at the, rate for each acre of. $752 Each acre of other land In Jersey City, with all the personal property, pays an nually but. $266 an acre 13. That if this railroad property was assessed by local assessors as they value other property, it would not be com pelled to pay as much taxes as it pays now. 14. That Jersey City gets.$227,000 of the $400,000 collected by the State from second class railroad property, and gets this net; that is, free from a proportion of the State tax, free from its proportion of the county tax, free from its proportion of ■the school tax, free from the cost of col lection and free from any shrinkage. 15. That as the tax on railroad prop erty is paid by the freighter and traveller a rate of one and half per cent, on the full value of railroad property is all such freighter and traveller ought to 'op charged for the benefit of terminal cities, this rate having been fixed by the Legis lature in 1884 after full discussion, and as a compromise ought not to be altered. FOURTH G S A STAG The Entertainment Marred by the An ties of Several Loaf ers—The Programme. The Fourth Regiment held a stag at the Armory on Saturday night. The doors were opened at half-past seven, but long before that hour a line had been formed which reached almost to Montgomery street. It was after eight o'clock before the last of the line had en tered the Armory. When all had _ been seated the committee in charge calculated that 2,000 persons were present. If this was true the stag was more a financial success than either of the previous ones. The performers were good and were ap iavwaicu muot xjj. ujc auuicute. i iicrc were a few banded together under an in distinct title who made themselves ob noxious. It was at one time supposed and hoped that the “Gazinks” had gone out of existence, but they blossomed out on Saturday night in a vain effort to uphold their old time reputation as dis turbers and succeeded in winning the hisses of the audience. The Fiizgibbons Trio opened the enter tainment with a musical sketch, after which the three appeared in "sojer eios” and went through a laughable drill. ''Sparrow,” a clown juggler, gave one of the best exhibitions of the stag. His juggling wu.3 of the cleverest and the applause he received showed that he was a favorite with the audience, Henry N. Morgan. Jr., a Jersey City boy, sang several solos in a finished man ner. Mr. Morgan Is well known as a singer of merit, and his reputation was upheld on Saturday night. When the name of Elineor Falk was announced the "Gazinks” at once began their ear-split tuig and unintelligible cry, but were quieted by the hisses of the audience, who had grown disgusted with their an tic;. Miss Falk sang A Japanese lullaby, and then left the stage only to reappear in short skirts, and went through several movements after the fashion of a dance. Elineor was not recalled. The Rogers Brothers next appeared In a German sketch. One of the brothers was forced to ask the “Gazinks” to desist be fore tbc-y could go on. That body Anally kept quiet long enough for the Rogers Brothers to go on with their act. Lily Laurel next appeared and sang an original song, entitled “Hugh McHugh,” which was composed of an amusing va riety of “youe and Hughs” that would bewilder one. She proved a favorite and was recalled, when she sang “My High Born Gal.” The audience Joined In the chorus. The Casino Comedy Four ended the pro gramme. They had a laughable skit tn which they sang several selectione. As a quartette they sang “The Bridge” in a manner which won the audience. The stag was taken in all a success, and but for the antics of the "Gazinks,” all would have gone smoothly. The committee in charge consisted of Captain H. II. BiinkerhofT, Lieutenant J. T. Pringle and Lieutenant A. La Rue Christie. __ PUBLIC LIBRARY CIRCULATION The record of circulation of books for home reading for the week ending De cember 12, 1896. was as follows:—General works. 75; philosophy, 36; religion, • US; sociology, 182; philology, 8; natural sci ence. 380; useful nrts, 71; fine arts, 95; literature. 553; Action. 4.650; Juvenile lic flon. 2,602; histotry, 265; biography, 139; travels, 322. Total. 9,585 Of this number there were delivered through the delivery stations. 5,745. Number of borrowers registered during the week 64 Total number of registered borrowers, 30,082. MB WEEKLY RECORDS. " Changes That Occured in the Leagues as the Re sult of Last Week’s Games. AN ACTIVE ATHLETIC CLUB * Wilson and Connell, Barry and Bill in Form lor Tonight’s Battles—Letts Won Again. The Lindens have won twelve games in the Jersey City League without a break. This is one-fburth of the whole number to be decided, and judging from the form displayed the series will have been more than half ended before any of the clubs succeed in drawing near them if they Jo at all. The Clintons have passed the Von Bergens and are in second place. It is becoming a hard struggle and the ?iubs must work hard to hold their own. The record is:— r , Clubs. Won. Lest. H. S. Linden. 32 o 944 Clinton . 9 3 870 Van Bergen. 8 4 960 Doolittle. 6 4 Oil* Volunteer. 7 7 819 Puritan. G G 915 Linden Wheelmen ..5 5 887 iSriantic Wheelmen .. 5 7 843 Clio Wheelmen .... 4 6 820 Dooless . 4 . g 877 Lafayette. 4 8 844 Teutonia. 4 S 870 Unions . 2 10 813 Ever sinee the start of the National -ournament the Orientals have been in tne lead. They continue to hold it with Orchards dangerously near them. Tie bowlers in this city are very much interested ir. the Orientals’ success. Four L-iubs are even for third place. The po sitions are:— Clubs. Won. Lost. H. S. Oriental. 11 3 966 Orchard . 9 3 933 Empire. 10 4 m Lind-n Gr’ve. 30 4 963 . 30 4 MG Leiden Rod. 10 4 905 Rosedale. 8 4 944 Arlington. 7 7 939 Civil Service. 7 7 ' ormtluan . 7 7 so: Fidelia .. 6 936 Monarch. 6 6 mi Spartan. G 8 924 Trojan . G 8 919 Columbia. r, s 908 Glendale. 5 9 920 Progress. 5 9 j,20 Bleecker. 5 9 88) Gotham. 4 10 858 Owl - •• . 4 12 918 Salamander . 2 12 838 The Jersey City Club has once more assumed the lead in the Athletic League contests. Five series of games have been decided and Jersey City has the greatest percentage. Last week Lie Orange team were on top, but three defeats put them m third place. The Columbia Club is sixth. Results are:— „ Clubs. Won. Lost. H. S. Jersey City. 10 5 875 North End. 9 6 891 Orange A. C. 7 5 895 Roseville A. A. S 7 9-T N. Y A. C. 6 0 913 Columbia. 7 8 903 Elizabeth A. C. 6 9 923 Montclair .... . 4 11 848 Last week’s games in the Wholesale Drug Trade League improved the chances of the Colgate team for the prize. Their nearest competitors were both beaten. The local bowlers have an unbroken rec ord. The percentages are:— Clubs. Won. Lost. H. S. Colgate & Co. 7 l! SS2 Max Zeller. 7 2 S02 Robinson & Son.. .. 7 2 7S7 Dodge & Olcott . 5 2 795 Parke, D. & Co. 6 8 768 Bruen, R. & Co. 4 3 73G Merck & Co. 4 3 735 Seab'y & J'n. 5 4 732 i Roessler & H. 3 4 709 Sehieffn & Co. 0 7 621 Mat’son & Co. 0 9 666 Tarrant & Co. 0 9 640 in the record of the Metropolitan Cycl ing ’Association League the Catholic Club Cyclers and the Tourist Cyclers of Pat erson are abreast, but as they come to gether this evening in a championship game, one or the other will tumble. The Jersey City Club Wheelmen have failed to win a game as yet. but as the team will bowl tonight this record may be busted. The games won and lost are:— Clubs. Won. Lost. H. S. Tourist C. C. 3 1 887 Catholic C. W. 3 1 ST9 Riverside W. 4 4 Sin Atalanta W. 3 3 922 Manhattan B. C. 2 2 833 Jersey City W. 0 4 780 The team of X Spartans are at the top in the North Hudson League, with a record of six games won and no losses. The Americus Club is only pne game behind. The positions of the others are: Clubs. Won. Lost. H. S. X Spartan . 6 0 835 Americus. 7 1 885 North Hudson . 4 2 8'S Union . 3 1 854 Spheroid . 3 1 809 Owl. 3 1 803 Kegs. 3 1 795 All Be’s. 3 3 820 Americus A. A. 2 4 773 Sylva. 2 4 739 Hudson.:_ 1 3 803 Nonpareil. 1 3 783 Columbia Hose. 1 5 7s5 Homestead. 0 4 757 Mohawk. 0 6 728 NTa imnrAtrnmovi+ ! *-> nnnl4t/-.n 1 been made by South Hudson teams in the record of the Central League. The Bayonne R. A. and Westfield teams are fighting it out in the rear while Cranford is at the head of the list. The record fol lows :— Clubs. Won. Lost. H. S. Cranford C. C.. 7 5 895 Roselle Cas. 6 4 927 Park Club. 3 3 912 Elizabeth A. C. 4 4 884 N. J. A. C. 4 4 919 Westfield Club. 5 7 878 Bayonne R. A. 3 5 882 The Catholic Club team has surprised the stars of the A. B. A. by its bowling, and their record of successes is the envy of the others. They hold the others safe and are almost certain of remaining where they are for some time to come. The other local teams are in the back ground. Palma met with two defeats last week, while the N. J. A. C. broke the ice by winning a game. Records ares— Clubs. Won. Lost. H. S. Catholic Club. 5 0 1689 Elizabeth A. C. 4 1 1698 Bayonne R. A. 2 2 lfig.3 Oritani F. C. 2 2 1632 Newark B. B. C...... 2 3 1397 Palma Club. 2 4 161“, N. J. A. C. 1 4 1576 N. J. B. C. 1 4 1642 Nothing of importance occurred in the New Jersey 'tournament last week, and the positions of the leaders are unchang ed. Unions and Spartans lead, with the same record. Two others are even for second. The percentages are:— Unions .. ..*. 4 0 871 Spartans . 4 0 992 Fuesseleers. 3 1 874 OWls. 3 1 801 Americas.. ... 2 2 82;* Holzhaeker. 2 2 823 Castle Points. 2 2 827 Hours. 2 2 799 Simeroids. 3 5 791 Recreations . 1 1 787 Spartans .. . 1 1 859 Granites... 1 3 731 Jollys . 1 3 743 Pioneers.. ........ 0 2 764 Riversides . 0 4 754 Tonight in the Jersey City League the Doolittles will bow! two games with the volunteers, at Wood’s Hall, and the La fhyettes wiil bt»wl twice with the Puri tans at the Linden alleys. Three games will be decided in the Metropolitan Association tonight. in which the Catholic Club Cyclers and Jer sey City Club Wheelmen will bowl against the Tourist Cyclers of Paterson. Empire* Beaton at Football. The Empire Association football team of Bayonne played at Newark yesterday, with the Seottish-American Athletic Club team and met defeat. They were easy for th€^ home team, who won by 5 goals to 1. During the first half neither team scored, but in the second rapid playing by the S. A. A. C. carried the ball be yond the Empire’s lines a number of i, *7»” ’'■,•£% > '/'i± < ' i .■ ■ -alsiiili times. Drown of the Bayonncs was the tirst to score by sh-ooting a goal. Mo Jo Hough played a good gome for New ark and shot three of, the goals, Huii ?lng and Fisher makfrur the other two. AN ACTIVE ORGANIZATION. rue Jer«ey City Athlotlc Club tla» Begun Plans for Next Year. The Jersey City Athletic Club bids fair to be the lead r:g athlotlc organization in Lhi3 county from this out, and the mem bers are preparing for a season of un limited activity. The members have laid Dut plans for the coining year that will create a surprising amount of interest in the various branches of sport. An effort w.U be made .to iaolci an amateur boxing show in this city, and a committee has been appointed to confer with President Aberne- ly, of the Police Board, in refer ence to securing a permit. Details have aiso been started for the holding of a big rxcycle meet next season wh.ch will be the most successful event ever held in tms county for wheelmen. The club has just secured a. three days’ lease upon the Lnicn Hill Schuetzen Park for a monster oarn.va. of sports, which will begin on Saturday, July 3, with the bicycle races, * “if*1 diaroond prizes will be g.ven .o the first, second and third. On Sunday, July 4, a musical festival will be given, a leature. of 3'bich will be a contest between the lead ng singing societies of New Jer .r a vaiiiable silver loving cup. In a to ****s there will be acrobatic fexnib nons during the day, bowhng and snooting contests open to all for valuable prizea and in the even ng a great display of fireworks will close the day. On Mon day the celebrations will be more exten sive than ever, and will include the finals m the bicycle races, athletic games for prizes, balloon ascension, tight rope walk a * ^naIs -h the championship shoot for large purses open to all corners, i ns shoot will be made one of the most prominent ever held in this part of the country with the exception of the Na tional fest at Glendale. A special event wJI be a scries for a diamond medal for which Fred Boss, Mike Dorrler. George Planted, Lou .5* Buss, Gus Zimmerman and other champions will decide the cham pionship of America. On the night of the last day the park will be illuminated by a grand display, of pyrotechnics, for wh’ch the contract has been awarded to a Hoboken manufacturer. At the last meeting of the club the annual elect on was held at which the«e officers were elected:—President. George D. Bueh field; i&frPre*k|*S& J. Kelly; Secretary. Warty; Treasurer. Thomas p*. O Dr:en In the selection of the Carnival Committee G. IX Bush fie id was made Chairaian, and T. F. O’Brien, Secretary and Treasurer. TnUTCLTIT'C? DAVnrn i rnmTi i rimr/w -— aizxiiaUiJIUll Wilson and Connell, Barry and Hill In Good Condition. The Blue Front Athletic Club -has every assurance of a large crowd this evening at their boxing entertainment *to be held at the Union Hill Turn Hall. They have been favored with excellent weather, and the prominence of the card will draw out every sport in this city and vicinity that is interested in boxing. The card is a re markably strong one. and the best that has been given here in years. The clever ness of the men ie undisputed, and they are without doubt the most scientific that have ever come together for the cham pionship. The sport will begin promptly at nine o’clock with a battle of six rounds between Peck Barry, the local champion, at 110 pounds, and Jerry Hill, of Bayonne. They are clever and wonderfully strong two-handed fighters. Their reputation is well known. The great event will be a battle of eight rounds between Eddie Con nell of St. Bridget’s Lyceum and Bobby Wilson at 118 pounds for the feather weight championship of 'New Jersey. These boys will need no introduction to the sports in thie vicinity, and can be re lied upon to put up the grtiatest fight of their career in their effort to win the championship of New Jersey and the valu able prize offered by the Blue Front A. C. Johnny Eckhardt will be the referee. Popular prices will prevail. The Union Hill cars of the North Hudson County road pass the door of the hall. lnbrest in Handball. The approaching tournament for the amateur handball championship of Amer ica was the principal topic of conversation yesterday at all of the handball courts in this vicinity, ^uid with the growing inter- ; est in the game there is every promise of i a large entry. In addition to the regular devotees that will represent the leading clubs in this vicinity there will in all probability be a large number of contest ants, from the Interechotastic League of New York and Brooklyn, which has just started upon a tournament for the school boy championship._ Lf'ttja Beat HpniSngway. Saturday the Ice Palace Rink in New York was crowded with people when the two-mile special match race was decided between William T. Lette of Hoboken and George Hemingway of Newburgh. By agreement Letts gave his opponent 220 yards start. It was a very hard race for the entire distance, Hemingway lead ing until the last quarter when Letts spurted and won by several yards in 0 minutes 43 3-5 seconds. Football Notes. Saturday, in a game of Rugby, the Iron Cross team defeated the Columbia Field Club's second team by a score of 6 to 0. Yesterday, at Communipaw, a hard game of football was played between the Nabobs and the Angellus Club of St. Mary’s Institute, which ended i a tie at 4 points each. In the first half Angellus scored a goal and Nabob followed suit in the second._ UUXiUiitibS biiSiaXil imr&UVLjttLIi 1 Organization Formed to Secure the StepA to flight it Street. The Congress Street Steps Improvement Association will be organized some night this week, probably at Frank’s or Pras ser’s Hall. The name almost fully ex presses the object of the association, which is to secure the erection of a line cf steps from the foot of Congress street down the hillside to the foot of Eighth street, Hoboken, As far back as 1872 the city purcha^bd the necessary land from the Hoboken Land and Improvement Company, and shortly after the adjoining property own ers were assessed for the proposed im provement. The matter was allowed to lie dormant until Assemblyman Cagney had a bill passed at the last session of the Legislature empowering the Street and Water Board to set aside the needed amount from the license fund. No action was taken and now the prop erty owners are organising and circulat ing petitions for signatures, asking the Board to go ahead. As things stand now there is no way of communication with Hoboken except the steps at Frank lin street and the Hillside l-to&d. in West Hoboken, a distance of about a mile and a half intervening. Many spasmodic at tempts have been made to have the steps built, but none have had the prospects of success that now seem assured through the determined and concerted efforts of the new association. BOGUS INSURANCE AGENT. A Trap U% Catch Him Does Not Suc "reed, Mr. William S. MeCollough. a collector for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and living at No. 1,61$ Willow avenue, Hoboken, called on Mrs. Sylves ter of No. 615 Park venue, Hoboken, on Saturday on business. Mrs. Sylvester told him that the day before a gentleman had called at her house and said he was an insurance inspector. He was a glib talker, and Mrs. Sylvester believed him and obliged him when he asked to see her different policies. He appeared to examine them critically and told her which were paid up and which were not. He told her that the company authorised him to collect eighty cents for his ser vices. Mrs. Sylvester did not have the change and she told him to call on Saturday, which he said he would. Mr. MeCollough saw to it that a detective was on hand to take this gentleman in, but he did not appear on Saturday. THE BOABD OF TRADE A HD WATER The Board of Trade will hold its an nual meeting In its rooms this evening, and will consider the proposed new water contract. Previous to the meeting tiie Board of Directors will meet and transact its business. RAILROADS. Pennsylvania RAILROAD. riie of America fu fillert November 15, 1896. Trains leave Jersey City as follows:— FOR THE WEST. 8.15 A. M., FAST MAIL, with Vestibule Sleeping Car, daily to Chicago. (No coaches.) 9.15 A. M., FAST LINE/ with Vestibule Par lor Car, daily for Pittsburg. 10.14 A. M., the celebrated PENNSYLVANIA LIMITED, the pioneer of this class of the ser vice, composed exclusively of Pullman Vesti bule Compartment. Sleeping, Dining, Observa tion and Smoking Cars, lighted by stationary md movable electric lights, daily for Pitts burg. Chicago, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Louis ville, St. Louis. Cincinnati and Toledo. 2.13 P. M., CHICAGO AND ST. LOUIS EX PRESS, with Vestibule Sleeping and Dining Cars, daily to St. Louis, Louisville and Chi cago. C.14 P. M., WESTERN EXPRE3S. with Ve* tibule Sleeping Care, daily to Pittsburg, Cbl :ugo and Cleveland. Dining Car to Philadel phia, and Pittsburg to Chicago. 8.02 P. M., SOUTHWESTERN EXPRESS. Sleeping and Dining Cars to Cincinnati and St Louis. Arrives Cincinnati 6.05 P. M., In dianapolis 10.15 P. M.f St. Louis 7.00 A. M. second morning. 8.15 P. M.. PACIFIC EXPRESS. Pullma* Sleeping Car to Pittsburg. Connects for Chi cago daily, and Cleveland and Toledo except Saturday. BALTIMORE. WASHINGTON AND THE SOUTH. For Baltimore, Washington and the South at S.13, 8.44, 9.44, 10.24. 11.13 A. M.; 1.13, 2.23 (3.32 CONGRESSIONAL LIMITED, Parlor Cars and Pennsylvania Railroad Dining Car), 4.44, 5.13 and 9.13 P. M. and 12.30 night. On Sun day, 8.44. 9.44. 11.13 A. M. <3.22 Congressional Limited Parlor Cars and Pennsylvania Rail road Dining Car). 4.44, 5.12 and 9.15 P. M. and 12.30 night. For Baltimore only, 1.14 P. M. week days. FOR PHILADELPHIA. EXPRESS for Philadelphia, 6.33, 7.43, 7.44* 8.13. 8.44, 9.15, 9.44 (10.14 Pennsylvania Limited), 10.24 and 11.13 A. M.; 12.12. L13. 1.14, 2.23, 3.12. 4.13, 4.43. 4.44, 5.13, 8.14. 8.02, 8.15. 9.15 P. M., an 5 12.30 night. Sunday. 6.34. 8.44, 9.15, 9.44 (10.14 Pennsylvania Limited), 10.15, 11.13 A. M., £13. 4.13, 4.44, ».13, 6.14, 8.00, S.15, 9.15 P. M. and 12.30 night. Accommodation. 11.15 A. M., 4 45 and 7.15 P. M. week days. Sundays, 5 15 and 7.15 P. M. For Atlantic City. 11.13 A M. (1-14 P. M., Pullman Buffet Parlor Car) and 2.23 P. M. week days, 6.34 A. M. Sundays. For £ape May. 1.14 P. M. week days. For Long Branch, Asbury Park. Ocean Grove, Point Pleasant and intermediate stations, via Rahway. 9.23 A. M., 1£23. 3.53, 5.82 P. M. and 12.02 night. On Sunday. M.06 A M., 5.33 P. M. (Stop at Interlaken for Asbury Park or Ocean Grove on - Sunday.) The New York Transfer Company will call for and check baggage from and to hotels and resiliences, S. M. PREVOST, J. R. WOOD. 1 wu i jt asstrugt-r AKwb WEST-S MORE =RAILROAD= Pieturewijue Line of Travel to Use -North a ml Uesl. THE NIAGARA FALLS ROUTEL Traina leave 42d street (North River, station. New York, as follows, and fifteen ruinate* earner lroai foot Franklin street, N. It. Ter minal station at Weehavvkeu, N. J* t>e reached Oa trains of N. J. J. ItiL, leaving Pern. R. R. Depot at Jersey City:— J.30 A. M. Dally. Local to Buffalo. • ••* *-?V Daily, Local to Alb-unj, for Cats Mountains and Saratoga. Parlor car to Albany, Sundays cmy. 9.!C A. M. Daily, for Albany. Utica, Syracuse. Rochester, Buffalo. Niagara Falls, Toledo, < .eveland. Chicago. 11wt.A-«M- ?ally' Sunday, to Cats kill Mountains, New Paltz, Lake Mo honk and Mmnewaska, Albany Utica, Saratoga, Caldwell, Lake George. Par lor car to Albany. i.OG P. M. Daily, except Sunday, for Al bany. 6.00 P. M. Daily, for Albany. Montreal, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Niagara Falla, Toronto. Detroit, Cleveland. Cnicagu and St* Louis. 6.30 P. M. Daily, except Sunday, for New burg. Albany, Saratoga and Montreal. Sleep ing car, Albany to Montreal. 7.45 P. M. Daily, except Sunday, for Utica. Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. 8.15 P. M. Dally, for Albany Utica, Syracuse* Rochester, Buffalo. Niagara Falls. Toronto* Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago and St. Louis. Haver straw Locals, 7.00 A. M.; 2.45, 4.30, 5.30l 9.00, "10.00 and *11.45 P. M. Newbin-gh Locals, 10.15 A. M.; *L15. 5.15* *0,11 •Dally. "Sundays only. Kingston Local LIS — P. M W agiier Sleeping Cars for Albany, Utica. Syracuse. Rochester, Buffalo. Niagara Falls. Toronto, Detroit, Cleveland and Chicago oa through trains. For tickets, time-tables, parlor and sleeping car accommodations or information apply offices:—Brooklyn, Ncs. 338, 339. 726 Fulton Eireet, Annex Office, toot _ of Fulton Street New York City: Nos. !fvVrt«ar_^.Tl and 942 Broadway. No. 61 WeSf”Dne Twenty-fifth street, and at station. C. E. Lambert. Cen'l Passenger Agent, No. 5 Vanderbilt avenue. New York. LEliKill VALLEY KAlLKOAl) Leave Pennsylvania R. R. Depot. G.i^i A. AI. daily tSunuay 7.12 A M.) fog MAUCH CHUNK and intermediate stations. 8.33 A M. daily for ITHACA, GENEVA ROCHESTER, BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLA SUSPENSION BRIDGE and the West, and principal local points. Dining Car to Buffalo; Chair Car to Buffalo. ll.i)3 A. M. daily, except Sunday, for MAUCH CHUNK and intermediate points. 32.14 noon daily, except Sunday. “BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS” arrives Buffalo 9.55 P. M. Through car t© Rochester. Pullman Vestibule Day Coaches and Parlor Cars. Dining Car Service. Meals a la carte. Connects at Buffalo with through sleeper to Chicago. 12.55 P. M. daily, except Sunday, for MAUCH CHUNK and intermediate points. 1.53 P. M. daily, except Sunday, for WILKES BARRE, P1TTSTON. SCRANTON and stop ping only at principal intermediate stations. Connects for all points in coal regions. Chair Car to Wilkesbarre. 4.22 P. M daily, except Sunday, for WILKES BARRE, PITTSTON, SCRANTON and prin cipal intermediate stations. Connects for ail points in coal regions. Pullman Buffet Parlor Car to Wilkesbarre. 5.34 P. M. daily for EASTON and interme dia:^ stations. SLATINGTON and principal intermediate sta tions. Connects for Reading and Harrisburg. Chair Car to Slatington. 7.4S P. M. daily for BUFFALO. NIAGARA FALLS and all points West. Pullman Sleeper Vestibuled Train, New York to Chicago. Sleep ers to Buffalo and Toronto. - * M2 I*. M. daily, except Sunday, stopping only a* SOUTH PLAINFIELD. EASTON, BETHLEHEM, MAUCH CHUNK, L. & B. JUNCTION. SAYRE. GENEVA. ROCHES TER, BATAVIA and BUFFALO. Pullman * Sleeper for Buffalo. 9.12 P. M. (lady for ITHACA, GENEVA. ROCHESTER, BUFFALO. NIAGARA FALLS and all points West. Puilruan Sleeper to Chi cago end Buffalo. Simper to WiJkesbarre. Additional local trains daily, except Sunday, for BOUND BROOK and Intermediate points, leave as follows: 9.16 A. M.. 2.44, 4.33 and 6.43 P. M. Tickets and Pullman accommodations at Pennsylvania Railroad Depot. N. V. 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HOW THE CAPTAIN PAID HIS BILL Rrnest Raxtler is a waiter in the restau rant of Mrs. Dorsey, at First and Adams streets. Hoboken. Captain Radi wick. of a local Schuetzen corps, went into ths restaurant last evening with his wife and each had some oyster,1-. The hill amount ed to thirty cents. Raxtler waited on the couple dad when he presented his checkt, the captain said:—"You contracted a bill of S3 in my saloon some years ago. Yea never paid It. I’ll call the account square if you pay for th»- oysters.” The waiter said he did not own th» piece, and could not agree to such an ar tanficruent. The captain, however, r.-fusrd to pay tor ihe oystens and left the place. The waiter call'd on Recorder McDon ough t-his murhtn#f»Art asked hie Th : that a wise man would cents and let the matter drop.