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onescentIIw^w one cent .o- _n.w./%u LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. _ __ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ = — ~r. —■ ■■■:■==» ^ __--- JERSEY CITY. MONDAY _PRICE ONE CENT Government Hastening the Expedition to Seize the Spanish Islands. WATSON TO SAIL SPEEDILY Spain Will Soon Have Fresh Proof of the Energy With Which Americans Fight. THE YELLOW FEVER SITUATE Only 300 Cases in Shatter’s Army—Relatively a Small Number. TO COLLECT CUSTOM DUTY Treasury Department Preparing to Give Cuba Its First Taste of Dingleyism. WASHINGTON, July IS, 1898.—'With the Santiago campaign successfully closed, there v:as a lull in the activity of the ft ar and Navy Departments today, and the of ficials expressed the belief that the stir ring developments of the last few weeks W'culd ROW give way to the details of oc cupying Santiago, the shipping of Span ish prisoners to Spain, coping with the yellow fever situation, and preparation for tho next aggressive campaign. The possibilities of peace are as remote as ever. No move in that direction has been made by any of the foreign officials here, and despite the pitiful condition of Spain, her pride appears to restrain her from, making any direct overture. A cabinet official, speaking of this situ ation to day, said that it was amazing , that Spain seemed to lack all comprehen Bsion of her deplorable condition. Her 'Ifeest fleets have been wiped out. her hold Sta the Philippines is practicall yat an end, aid now she has approved General Toral s surrender of 5,000 square miles of Cuban soil. And yet, he said, Spain semes to take no account of her misfortunes, and to adopt no means to limit the extent of her defeat and losses. Under such circumstances, he said, the only thins left for this country to do is to press on until Spain reaches some com prehension of her Impotence. It is with this end in view that active steps are being taken for further aggressive cam paign. No reports from General Shafter or Admiral Sampson were received during the early part of the day. A despatch was received late last night stating that the entire number of fever cases up to that time did not exceed 300. This low ered the estimate by one-half from that given in press despatches, and was a source of satisfaction to the authorities. Colonel Alden, Acting Surgeon General, says the situation is much less serious than would appear at fjrst glance, for while the. flcp-rpcote of 800 seems large. it is relatively small when it is remem bered there are 25,000 troops at the front. Surgeon Arthur at New' York has been given carte blanche to get together at the earliest moment a large number of contract doctors and nurses familiar with fever cases. They will go to Santiago on the Resolute, w'hich leaves the American Line pier tomorrow morning. Many anxious inquiries from relatives and friends of soldiers are coming to the War Department owing to the fever re ports. This has led to the consideration of the practicability of getting the full list of fever patients, mainly as a means of relieving the anxiety of those wbose friends are not affected. It Is thought such a list will be available in a day or so. In the meantime Inquiries have brought information that Brigadier General Duf field. whose condition has been open to much doubt, was down with a mild case of fever. It is giving the surgeons no ap prehension, as the attack is yielding read ily to treatment. The following telegram was received from Dr. Lagarde regarding the case of General Duffield. It was dated yester day but did not come to hand until to day:— “General Duffield has yellow fever; is at Division Hospital, but Is doing nicely; much better today.” General Duffield is a man of vigorous constitution and no doubt is felt that he will be able to recover from the disease. The President held a conference on. the war situation at noon, with Secretaries Pay, Long and Alger, Adjutant General >Corbin and others. It is believed plans Hnvanum' ncic uuuci luiv eideWmon. ThXplan for sending Commodore AVat son’s pastern squadron, to Spain have reached'a point where naval officials are considering the exact day of departure, and it is slpid that positive orders have been givenNthat preparations must be brought to a\clof»e at once with aview to having everyt^pg in readiness by the end of this week. Two of the colliers wrhich are to ac company the expedition are at Norfolk for the purpose of putting light batteries on them. The officer in charge of the wrork estimated that it would take twro weeks more to get these batteries to gether and ha\7e them mounted. This meant delay, and an order has been given that the work be completed this week, or else that the colliers go without their light batteries. The same view Is taken as to the con dition of tho ships. The fleet officers would like to have the ships' bottoms scraped and considerable overhauling done. But this means delay and the- dis position here is to have the^cleaning and repairing done as well as possible by the men on the ships, so that everything will be In readiness by the end of the week or soon thereafter. General Brooke had another conference today with Secretary Alger In reference to the preparations?’ for the Porto Rican expedition. The General reported that his army is now ready and it is believed that they can be embarked within a fort night. While a positive selection has not vet been made it is understood that New port News will be the port of departure of the larger part of the expedition. The army of occupation is expected to consist of about 25,000 men, as it has been decided to take no chances of repeating the mistake made in Shafter’s case of landing with an insufficient force and then being obliged to lie idle at a critical mo ment awaiting reinforcements. The em ployment of an overpowering force is also expected to save bloodshed. Evidences of preparation for the expe dition are everywhere apparent in the War Department. In order that there may be no delay in supplying subsistence store commissary General Egan is hav ing prepared advertisements inviting pro posals from the large heef dressing con cerns for supplying stated quantities of this article of diet at a certain place in the island subject to the order of the General commanding. Very recently General Egan awarded contracts for supplying the army at San tiago with refrigerated beef, and it Is ex pected that the advertisements for Porto Rico willf ollow on the same gereal lines. The contract will be* a big one as it is the policy of the Department to keep the army as well supplied as practicable with rerngeraiea ueet. The first Spanish battle flag captured in Cuba by tile American army reached the War Department today. It was con signed to General Corbin, who displayed it to view on the back of a chair in his office. The flag is a small one, measur ing only about two by four feet and is poorly constructed of cheap material. It was captured by Company B, First U. S. Infantry, Regulars. This company is part of the First Brigade, Second Dlvi- j sion, Fifth Army Corps. The flag was captured at Juraguaoita, June 23, 1898. by the following detail:—Corporals Newman and Boyle, Privates Keysor, Cooley and Houghtaling. J. J. Crittenden was Cap tain of Company B. The United States will take immediate steps to collect the custom revenues at Santiago as a war contribution, and it is not improbablo that a government cus iom.5 office will be epened there and ready for business as early as tomororw morn ing. This action will be taken pending the final setlement of the question of the status of Cuba after the close of the war. Secretary Gage and Assistant Secretary Howell are toustl. engaged today in going over the customs schedules which have1 ■been in force under Spanish rule, and it is expected that a telegram embodying the principal features of the new sched ules may be sent to General Shatter to night. , The new rates will follow more or less closelv those, hitherto in force in Cuba, and will no discriminations in favor of or against citizens of any foreign power, in cluding the United States. Any incon sistencies and excessive levies, however, will bo corrected as soon as possible. Within a dav or two a customs expert wiil be designated to take charge of the details of the work under the general di rection of the military governor of the surrendered territory, as has been done in the 'Philippines, and as rapidly as pos sible printed forms, schedules and record books will be sent forward. Admiral Sampson s report on me ue struction of the Cervera squadron has not yet reached the Navy Department, al though it is now more than two weeks since that famous naval fight occurred. The report is on its way, however, com ing by one of the auxiliary craft, and will be on hand within the next few days. One of the battle-scarred victims of the war has reached the city and came to see Secretary Alger today. He is Captain A. L. Mills of the First Cavalry, who was wounded while storming San Juan. Cap tain Mills performed meritorious service on that occasion as also several days be fore when he engaged in reconnoitering. He was shot though the front of the head, the ball going in near ope eye and coming out just back of the other. There is yet some dispute over the final disposition of the Buffalo, formerly the Niehtheroy, now at Norfolk. The Bureau of Construction, has reported that to put her in first class shape in every particular would cost JloO.OOO. The department re fused to expend such an amount on this vessel, and for a lime it was supposed the Buffalo would not become a cruiser. Commander Hemphill, who will have command of the Buffalo, if she is con verted into a cruiser, informed the De partment that with a crew he could make such repairs as was deemed necessary, such as tearing out the woodwork and replacing it with iron work, and getting rid of yellow fever germs that may be lurking aboard the ship. It has been decided to allow this, and the ship will be filed out with guns and sent into the war. The ship has been or dered to New York. A French warship will be the first for eign ship to fire to salute the American flag flying on Cuban soil. Word has been received here that the French cruiser Rigault de Genouiily has been ordered to Santiago. GENERALrMTaSSIGNED He Succeeds Colonel Campbell in Command of the First Brigade, First Division. CAMP ALGER, FALLS CHURCH. Va., July 18, 1898.—Major General Graham, commanding the Second Army Corns, Saturday afternoon assigned Brigadier General Joseph W. Plume to the com mand of the First Brigade, First Division, composed of the First New Jersey. Sixty fifth New York and Seventh Ohio regi ments. This brigade has been under the com- j mand of Col. E. A. Campbell, of the ! First New Jersey, ever since it was form ed. After receiving his assignment General i Plume reported from corps headquarters of the camp of the First New Jersey, where he issued the following general or der:— “Having been assigned by general or der No. 46, Second Army Corps, to the command of the First Brigade. First Di vision. Second Army Corps, I hereby as sume command. “JOSEPH W. PLUME. “Brigadier General Commanding.” Immediately after issuing his first gen eral order General Plume went to divi sion headquarters to pay his respects to Major General M. C. Butler, but as the commandant of the division was absent the visit will be repeated later. General Plume’s headquarters will be in the camp of the New' Jersey regiment. Colonel Campbell has already returned to the command of the First New Jersey Regiment, relieving Lieutenant Colonel Rreintnall. who has been at the head of the regiment for some time. M A.2 J.MM& OF FACT. —Stores, factories and institutions can now get their supplies as good as any N. Y. house can serve them. Complete stock, low prices, at D. E. Cleary & Co.’s wholesale grocery stores, Montgomery and Greene streets. SCHLEY SAILS li Commodore Inspects the Harbor of Santiago in a Steam Launch. ARMAMENT POOR AFTER ALL Work of the American Guns Visible in Many Places. RICH PRIZES FOR THE NAYY General Spanish Steamships Corralled in the Port— Warship Salvage. GARRISONS STILL HOLD OUT Minor Places Awaiting Toral’s Or to Surrender—Our Flag on the Morro Castle. [By Cable. Copyright, 389ft, by The Associated Press, j UNDER 'MORRO CASTLE, HARBOR OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA, July IT, 1898 (3 P, M.), via Playa del Este, Province of Santiago de Cuba, July 17.—(Delayed in transmission.)—-At exactly nine o'clock this morning the Spanish flag was lower ed from the staff crowning the heights upon which battered Morro' Castle spreads half way. The lowering of this emblem of the defunct sovereignty of Spain in this part of the world was wit nessed by a few’ Spanish and American troops on shore and by the Brooklyn, New York, Vixen and Vesuvius, lying within a few hundred yards off the har- , bor entrance. Almost immediately after the flag wras hauled down steam launches commanded by Lieutenants Hobson and Palmer en tered the harbor, penetrating as far as fipiTi.p ntntl.mn r\f + l-l a CllVimarinP mines. These mines were judged to be not as formidable as expected, and, later in the afternoon, they were, all exploded under the supervision of the Vixen. It was seen that two mines had been exploded at the time of the entrance of the Merrimac into the channel of San- i tiago harbor; but it is not thought prob able that either of them had anything to : do with the sinking of the craft. Six or seven fine steamers in the harbor fall as prizes to the navy and army. The Spanish gunboat Alvarez had already been .taken possession of by a prize crew from the New York. The other vessels lie at the other end of the harbor, an Santiago proper. Soon after noon, Commodore Schley with Captain Cook of the Brooklyn, Lieu tenant J. H. Sears, the flag lieutenant; Lieutenant B. W. Wells, the flag secre tary, and three invited correspondents of the Associated Press, went into the harbor on a steam launch, which moved slowly in order to make close observation of the Spanish f-orts and batteries. Every one expressed satisfaction at the fact that Morro Castle was not demolish ed by the bombardment, Captain Cook saying:— “We need El Morro as an object lesson, afid America is rather shy on ruins, any how.” The old fort stands on the bluff, terrace fashion. From the water’s edge to the brow of the beetling cliff there are huge caves formed by the action of the waves, ; and round the base and in the super structure are not a fdw caves made by ■ the navy’s projectiles. It would appear, however, that only one bastion was j knocked to pieces, while the queer little sentry boxes, dating back to the sixteenth century, escaped almost intact. Morro Castle is the. only imposing forti fication in the harbor, and it is only so in j appearance, since noi a gun is inuunieu , within or on the crumbled- walls. In fact, all the batteries, masked and open, ' dwindled in their terror inspiring quali- j ties as the inspection grew closer. Crowning the hill on the. west side of the entrance were the famous six inch rapid fire guns from the Spanish cruiser ; Reina Mercedes. These were ugly look ing and dangerous, while below, on brick foundations on the western shore of the entrance were some revolving guns. These were the ones which poured such a bitter fire into the Merrimac. Directly east of Morro Castle, on the crest of the plateau-like cliff, were six big guns, one or two of each were dis mounted. The Estrella Battery and a small neigh bor further in showed no guns, while the famous Cay Smith filled the islet with blue, white and yellow houses situated in groves of flowering trees, some of the buildings looking as if they had been the resorts of pleasure seekers' in happier times. Others were humble- enough in ap pearance for fishermen's houses. All were , deserted and. strange to say, not one, ap parently, was touched by a hostile pro- j jeccile. On the inside of the slope and hill to the Westward side hastily constructed, but very comforting were seen into which tho Spanish gunners were worn to retire when our ships open ed fire. When the firing ceased, the gun re rs only had a few stpes to climb to their C-imc-h rapid fire guns, which almost al ways fired a few spiteful farewell shots. At Punta G-orda there weip two 4-inch guns, one above the other, and neither protected by even suind or earth. These guns commanded the harbor entrance pretty well; but, they could have been siicmced by oiv© weft directed heavy shell. Commodore Schley has over and over again expressed the belief that our fleet could probably have entered the harbor without the loss of a single ship. The mines might have stopped ingress by sinking the leading ship. But this is a chance of war and not so grave as many taken during the civil strife, nor as ser ious as would have been, the- situation had there been good batteries, properly ; manned, in the harbor. Commodore Schley's party first steamed , around the wreck of the Hein a Mercedes, which lies with her bow pointed towards : the city. She had a list to starboard and rested on a reef near the foot of Morro cliff. The- cruiser was sunk to the upper deck, on which one six-inch gun remained. One torpedo tube was loaded and the auxiliary battery seemed in place. Evi dently the crew of the Reina Mercedes left her in a hurry* This is loss to bo wondered at when it is noted that there were great gaps in her sides, showing where two twelve and two thirteen-inch shells had struck her. The sea washed gently through the after cabin of the cruiser, which was decorated in old-fashioned style, and the wind fluttered a red siik curtain, which could be plainly seen over an inner door, as the launch steamed by. About six hundred yards ahead of tfhe Heine Marcedes and almost in line with her was the wreck of the Merrimac, lying in fully six fathoms of water, and on. the very edge of the channel. Had not the curernt swung the doomed ship along side, instead of athwart the channel, the latter would have been well blocked. ! When. Assistant Naval Constructor Hob son took 'the* collier into the harbor he was hunting for a four fathom spot, and ! only inissf J. it by a few hundred, yards. Ac the firing stations at the West side, which Commodore Schley inspected in person, the American party mot a Span ish artillery Captain, who was courteous but gloomy. Commodore Schley was his own interpreter and advised the officer, with the few men under his command, to go up to the city and surrender as quick ly as possible. When the Spanish captain was asked to point out the route to the 6-inch battery on the west hill, he said there was none and explained that the way to get there was over steep, rocky and difficult ground, it was learned later that this was not true and it was surmised that the Spaniard was anxious to prevent the Americans from seeing the damage done by the bombardment. / - in . . ,1 , ., L'/rtVilni. An coi,1 Via. IT O O O n _ ter mined to have a glimpse of Santiago City and the launch was headed along the west side of the channel, going slow ly gild sticking to the shallow water, lest sorh'o contact mine put an end, as the Commodore remarked, ‘‘to our quiet pleasure party.” Skirting the bi'-oad, lake-like spot in the harbor where the Spanish fleet, destroyed two weeks ago today, used to lie during the bombardments, antj noting the bril liantly painted buoys which marked the shallows, Punta Gorda was rounded and, distant about two miles, the City of Santi ago shone out. the Cathedral being es pecially well defined and the masts and funnels of not a few vessels showing at its wharves. At that distance Santiago did not show any traces of the destruction wrought by the 101 out of the 106 eight-inch shells fired on the city limits last Monday. On his return to the Brooklyn, Commo dore* Schley, accompanied by his staff, entered the harbor this evening soon after the mines were exploded. Captain Cook, of the Brooklyn, is authoritative for the statement that the former Spanish flag ship, the Infanta Maria Teresa, has floated off the reef on which site stranded and that he heavy armament is practical ly uninjured. The captain also says this cruiser will almost surely be saved and form an addition to the United States Navy, a trophy of the glorious July 3. The Cristobal Colon may also be saved, though a good deals depends on the weather, which is very uncertain at this time of the year. A heavy storm might drive the cruiser so high on the coral reef that it would be impossible to float her. Many of the naval men are outspoken in their criticism of the treatment of the Colon immediately after her surrender. They believe the ship could have been saved when she slipped back from the reef into deep water, had divers, carpen ters and machinists, with a competent prize crew, been sent on board of her. The crew of the Brooklyn regarded the Vizcaya as their particular enemy since the time when they were both present at Queen Victoria’s Jubilee display, when there was much comment abroad on what a good fight might be expected between the two ships if they ever met. Of the four big ships which were in Admiral Cervera’s fleet only two are surely doomed to destruction. They are the Vizcaya and the Almirante Oauendo. and those, as a coincidence, were the two cruisers which went into Havana harbor after the blowing upvof :he Maine and were moored near the wreck of the United States battleship in all the bravery of paint, gilding and bunting, seeming to gloat over the ruin caused, while the people of Havana shouted themselves hoarse, fired myriads of bombs and midable armored cruisers of Spain would do with the United States navy, should ever a fair fight be possible. “Surely,” remarked Lieutenant Com mander Wainwright, of the Gloucester, formerly of the Maine, “this avenges the Maine.” Speaking of the military victories of July 1 and 2, and of the naval victory of July 3. Comm dore Schley said seriously:— “These victories may serve not only to deprive Spain of her colonial possessions, but to bring about a change of frontiers in Europe. She cannot get the .terms now what she might have had two months ago. What can she hope.for in six months more of such warfare? ‘Whom the Gods would destroy they first make mad.’ ” [By Cable to The Associated Pre|s.] GUANTANAMO BAY, July IT, 1898 (9 A. M).—The problem of notifying the Span ish troops of the Fourth Army Corps out side. of those which composed the garri son of Santiago de Cuba, of the surrender of General Total’s forces, is likely to cause some trouble. The Spaniards at Guantanamo are evidently still ignorant of the surrender and the Cubans under General Perez, have daily skirmishes with the defenders of the town, who are ap parently trying to break through the lines and join the Spanish forces at Santiago de. Cuba. General Miles, who arrived here on the Yale this afternoon., says that General Toral will send officers to the different e^irrisnns in the province notifying them of the surrender. The Spaniards In Guan tanamo can be easily reached and they will 'be ordered to come down the bay and surrender.. Those inland, however, will be more difficult to communicate with,and it will probably be some time before all the Spanish troops are notified. fBy Cable rto The Associated Press.] MADRID, July IS, 1898.—The defence works are being actively pushed at all the Spanish ports. The newspapers here assert that the United States intends to demand an en ormous indemnity, “in order to have the pretext to seize the Philippine Islands as a guarantee.” The supposed American peace terms are greatly exciting the public, and the opin ion is expressed among the people that war to the death would be preferable to the ruin of Spain. TANGIER, July 18, 1898.—The Sultan of Morocco is concentrating considerable forces in the vicinity of Ceuta and Meiila, in order to - ird the frontier and pre serve neutral, ty. ALGIERS. July 18, 1898.—The Spanish authorities in the Balearic Islands have extinguished until further orders all the coast- lights there. [By Cable to The Associated Press.] HONG KONG, July 18, 1898.—The Ger man cruiser Oormoran, from Manila on July 15. has arrived here. She reports that all was quiet at the capital of the Philippine Islands when she left Manila. The insurgents had not advanced, the second American contingent had not ar rived and all the ships of the American fleet were? at Cavite. It was reported at Manila, previous to, the departure of the Cormoran, that General Aguinaldo, the insurgent leader, had been accorded an interview with Cap tain General Agustin. at Manila, the re sult of which was not know*. FREEHOLDERS FAY OP. They Settle For the Water They Used Up to July 1. The Freeholders today paid Water Registrar W. H. Peckham $8,400. That is all the county owes the city for water, save for the supply furnished during May and June. The reason the Freeholders made such a large payment at this time is that the Board of Finance had in s true ted Comx>troller Hough to pay no money to County Collector Dugan on ac count of the county taxes until the city’s water claim had been settled. The city owes the county a good round sum for taxes, but it was decided that the best way to extract money from the Free holders was to withhold what was due them. Some cf the Freeholders have been talk ing of securing water for the public in stitutions from the Montclair Water Com pany. They say it would cost little to make connection with that company's mains. The company has offered the Freeholders water at cheaper rates than the city’s. It is believed, however, that the Free holders will not change their service of supply for some time to come. Kearny has also made a payment to Water Registrar Peckham. It has paid $3,985.09, but still owes for a supply of six months, v/hieh aggregates $1,000. Kearny kept its agreement to pay some thing on account by the middle of July. Harrison was to have made a payment not later than July 15. but so far noth ing has been heard from that municipal ity. Harrison owes $16,000 or more with interest. Corporation Counsel McDermott has ad vised the Street and Water Commission ers that they can cut off the supply of a delinquent corporation or municipality at any time. Harrison has shown no dis position to pay up and the Street and water commissioners propose rorcing tne town to make a settlement without any further delay. There is a strong likeli hood that the town’s supply will be cut* off if payment in full is not made by the first of the month. suocessfuTburglary. Thieves Enter F. C. Oimstead’s House and Steal $600 Worth of Jewelry. A daring burglary occurred in the Ber gen section last night. The thieves se cured over $600 worth of booty, the prop erty of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Olmstead, of No. 294 Bergen avenue. The Olmstead home is near Emory street. Co nsiderable ground surrounds the house and separates it from the houses on either side. The occupants of the houses adjoining that of Mr. Olmstead are away for the sum mer and the houses are vacant. Mr. and Mrs. Olmstead left their home at eight o’clock last night to go to Ber gen Point. The servant was out. The Olmsieads returned at ten o'clock and en tering the house they were astonished to find everything topsy-turvey. The bed roc-ms had been ransacked during their absence and all their valuable jewelry .had been stolen. Tiie contents of drawers were scattered about the floors. •Mr. Olmstead investigated and found that the thieves had entered through a side window, the catch of which had been forced, evidently with some thin bladed instrument. Mrs. Olmstead made an inventory of her effects and found that a gold watch and ratlin valued at $65. a pair of costly bracelets, diamond earrings worth $250 and other articles of jewelry had been stolen. The matter was reported to the police and Detective Holtic was detailed to the case. He has ns yet been unable to find any clue of the thieves. He believes that whoever the robber was he knew the premises and watched Mr. and Mrs. Olm stead when they left the house, timing the burglary accordingly. NINE-YEAR-OLD BOY TO THE RESCUE Mow fcteorge »eii> Wnippea tne Mill Collector* George Selp. a blacksmith, 38 years old, of No. 142 Pavonia avenue, was fined $10 and costs by Police Justice Potts in the First Criminal Court, This morning, for assaulting Joseph Etzali. of No. 708 Jer sey avenue, and mutilating his counte nance. Selp alleged that Etzali was the aggressor and that he had to strike him in self-defence. The evidence was that Etzali went to Selp’s shop to collect a bill which the blacksmith denied he owed. The two men quarrelled and came to blows. There was conflicting testimony as to who struck the first blow but all the witnesses agreed that Etzali had Selp down and was pounding him unmercifully when Selp’s nine-year-aid son attacked him with a bar of iron and turned the tables on him. giving the elder Selp a chance to get up and pound his opponent. NOVELTY COMPANY INSOLVENT. Thp E. M. Roche Novelty Company, of No. 38 Mechanic streets, Newark, is in an insolvent condition. and this morning Chancellor McGill was asked to grant an order to show cause why a receiver should wot be appointed, and the officers of the companr be restrained from disposing of anv of the company’s property. The petition for the receivership was presented by Counselor R. J. Wortendyke, on behalf of Herbert B. Simpson and Howard N. Simpson., stockholders and creditors to the extent of $9,Mt. which they loaned to keep the corporation on its legs. They said that on June 1, 1896. 13. Malvern Roche. Peter J. Ruth. Robert J. Duncan and G. H. Frew, incorporated the E. M. Roche Novelty Company, un der the laws of this State, for the purpose v,f motvtifjhtnrintp- tm- hnrvkft and other novelties, at 38 Mechanic street, Newark. The capital stock was $2,000, and of that $1,200 was subscribed. The stork consist ed of twenty shares of $100 per par value. Subsequently in May. the capital stock was increased to $10,000, and the total amount of outstanding stock was $8,200. The liabilities are $20,300, of which sum $9.si4 is the indebtedness to Simp son. Against this the company has about $14,000 assets, comprising manufacturing stock and property on the premises. The Chancellor granted the .order, which will be returnable in one week. -- • Frederick Anderson, a painter. of No. 514 'First street. 'Hoboken, while at work this morning on the new buildings in course of e roction by the Hoboken Land and Improvement Company at Twelfth j and Washington streets, fell from a scaf fold and broke his right leg and was in- i j tired internally. He was taken to the Second precinct police station, and was later removed to St. Mary’s Hospital. DEFINITION OF A FLAT HOUSE. In the injunction suit brought to re strain Mr. " and Mrs. Smathurst from building a flat house on Brinkerhoff streets, Chancellor McGill decided as to the loea »i.,„ ih.it a. "flat" was not a private dwotl N0 SWEAT GAMES IN JERSEY CITY held bin. for the Grand Jury. ^ \ v yi-Z. - X a ; v' \ Z. *' '• ^ ' rXiViijd: •!’ MORE DISGRACEFUL WORK Clerk Street Taxpayers in Arms Against the Way in Which the Street Was Paved, Sheridan & Shea Company will doubt less have to repave Clerk street before any further payments are made to It by the Street and 'Water Board. Some months ago the Street and -Water Board declared against the further laying of macadam pavement in the city. There was pending at that time an award to Sheridan & Shea -Company to macadamize Clerk street, from the Newark and -New York Railroad bridge .to Claremont avenue. The Street and Water Commissioners were in favor of stopping the proposed pavement, but before definite action was taken the contracts had all been signed and Sheri dan & Shea Company had commenced work. Prom the day ground was broken the property owners who are liable to asess men-t for the improvement, have been complaining. They have charged that the work was not being done according to specification's. The company went ahead with the work, and a few days ago an nounced that it was finished. Tho street was . thrown Open to public use. East week a payment on account was made to the company by the Street and Water Board. No more payments will be made, however, until the street has been put in a satisfactory condition. Just at present the street is unsafe, and is practically impassable. The recent rain storms played havoc with the street, washing away what was supposed to have been the top dressing, leaving the founda tion exposed. Even the foundation stones are said to have been thrown in so care lessly that they are loose; due, it is charged, to the. fact that a heavy roller, if used at all, was used very' sparingly. The block between Carteret and Clare mont avenues is in a frightful condition. On the west side of the street the gut ters have washed away and the gutter stones and curb have sunk below the es tablished grade about nine inches. Near the Newark and New York Railroad bridge the contractors failed to fill in J_n- .... Vn-w* away, leaving an excavation about eight inches deep. That no one has tumbled into one of the many holes and sustained serious injury is a mystery* James S. Nolan, Chairman of the Com mittee on Streets, proposes inspecting the improvement tomorrow. He says he will withhold all payments until the work has been properly don-e. The property own ers are up in arms and declare that the street is in worse shape new than it was before the Sheridan. Shea Company were supposed to have improved it. They as pen. that they will not pay the assess ments unless the street is properly im proved,. The Sheridan, Shea Company had the improvement of lower Montgomery street taken out of their hands because of unsatisfactory work. The city did the work for the firm. The case is now m the courts.__ YOUNG ZOBEL TURNS UP AGAIN. This Time He is Accused of Enter ing a Bicycle Store. About two o'clock this morning Patrol man O'Donnell of Oakland avenue police station found a sixteen-year-old lad act ing in a suspicious manner in the vicinity of the bicycle store of E. House, at the Boulevard and Pavonla avenue. His at tention was first attracted by hearing a low whistle. The boy. who subsequently gave his name as Edward Zobel, of Hicks street. Brooklyn, was standing nc-ar an open window on the north side of the bicycle store. The policeman closely questioned the boy, who became confused and told several conflicting stories. Sud denly the boy turned and darted off in the ‘direction of the Pennsylvania Rail road bridge. O'Donnell, suspecting some one else was in the store, blew his call whistle. Police Sergeant Coffin and Pa trolman Tent of the Montgomery street station responded. Tent caught the boy and handed him over to O'Donnell. The bicycle, store was examined, but nothing Zobel was remanded in the Second Criminal Court this morning, on a charge of breaking and entering. His record is bad. He was arrested on March la for the same offense on complaint of Will iam Connors, of No. 23 Wallis avenue, and tried in the Court of Special Sessions. He was accused of stealing a revolver three dresses^xnd a dollar, and found guiltv, but serRence wots suspended. On July's he was arrested by Patrolman Golden as a disorderly person and fined $3 in the Second Criminal Court. COULDN’T TAKE THE PICTURE. An Alleged Pickpocket Makes Things Unpleasant for the Hoboken Police Rebecca Colston, sixty years old. who gave her address as No, 25 Atlantic ave nue, Brooklyn, and who was arrested in Hoboken, on Saturday afternoon, on a charge of picking pockets, gave three of Hoboken's detectives and a police officer a hard tussle yesterday morning. Detec tives Weinthal, Quinn Fenton and Officer Peter Murray were taking the woman up Washington street, in the ambulance, to the photographing gallery to have her picture taken. They woman gave the men all they could do to keep her in the vehicle. At the gallery, while seated in a chair, she bit Detective Fenton’s thumb lacerating it so badly, that he had to have it cauterized by City Physician ArHtz. The photographer was unable to take a picture of the woman, as she twitched her face in every imaginable shape. Detective Quinn paid a visit to the ad dress given by the woman, on Saturday, but could find no one by the name of Col ston there or any where in’the neighbor hood. Quinn also paid a visit to Police Headquarters, in New York, and was ■there informed that the woman was an oia time croon, neuwca » ^ ninety days In the peultenttliiry. ASSAULTED A CHINAMAN. Two Young Toughs Injure an Un offensivo Celestial. Frank Daly, seventeen years old. of No. lOilii. Cole street, and John Bateman, twenty-one years old, of No. 300 s>ixth street were held for examination by Po lice Justice Potts in the First Criminal Court this morning for breaking the right arm of Wing Sing, a Chinese laundry-man of No. 581 drove street. Sing and three other Chinamen were returning home from New York last night when or., Fa vonia avenue, near Barnum street, they wore set upon by the prisoner? and sev eral other young toughs The rowdies brutally assaulted the Chinamen. in the scuffle Wing Sing was thrown to the ground and his arm was broken. The matter was reported to the police. Wing Sing was sent to the City Hospital. Patrolman Dunn was put on the’ case and arrested Daly and Bate man- who were identified at the hospital bv the Chinaman. The case was post poned pending the release of Wing Sing from the hospital. wants Tent' twice over. An interesting question came up before Chancellor McGill this morning. It was that concerning the receivership of the property at No. 17 Montgomery stregt. sold under foreclosure proceedings last January. Mr. F. C. Wolbert. a tenant, had paid four months rent in advance and the purchaser of the property under the safe wished to compel him to pay these four months to him. but Mr. Wol her: represented by Counselor Otto Crouse, had strong objections to repeating that act. The present owner will lose his claim. _ _ The victory rests with America's Greatest Medicine, Hold's Sarsaparilla, when it enters the battle against impure blood. GEORGE GILSON ARRESTED - -v His Wife Complains That He Will Not Support Her and His Child. George D. Gilsom, twenty-two years old, of No. 17 Astor place, was exam ined by Police Justice Potts, in the First Criminal Court this morning, for abandoning his wife and baby, and failing to support them*?* Gilson is well known throughout this city. His father, who has been dead sev-» eral years, was the senior member of the lumber firm of Gilson, Collins & Co. He left a considerable fortune, a large share of which was inherited by George Gilson. The latter was inclined to be wild in his ways before his father’s death, and when he came into possession of his inheritance ho did not improve, but soon went through with the greater portion of his money. He was known all over the town as a “good fellow’’ and a “man about town.’’ A little over a year ago he eloped with Josephine McKernan, daughter of James McKernan, of No. 141 Academy street. The pair had not known each other many weeks when they went to New York one evening and wer married. Gilson alleged afterwards that he was drunk when the ceremony was performed. This his wife denies. The marriage was kept secret for several weeks, and then Mrs. Gilson broke the news to 'her mother. Mrs. McKernan forgave her daughter and provided a home for her and for her husband. Mrs. Gilson had, previous to her marriage con tributed to the support of the family. Gil-' son. just previous to his marriage had invented his remaining capital in a wood en box manufacturing concern, at No. 21 Gold street, New York, and had assumed the management of the concern. He still holds h-is interest in the plant. For a while he lived with his wife’s parents, a few’ months after his marriage, to re turn to his old haunts and habits. Fre quent quarrels with his wife resulted. List February a child was born to Mrs. Gilson. tVhen it was seven weeks old Gilson proposed a separation he wanted to live in New York, away from his old associates, ami his wife to remain with her parents, he to contribute regularly to her support and the support of their child. Mrs. Gilson consented to his terms and signed articles of separation. Two days later, or on April 5, Gilson adrvertised in the local papers as follows:— Josephine Gilson and the undersign ed, having by mutual agreement sep arated from each other, I therefore give notice to all tradesmen that I will not be liable for any debts contracted by her. GEORGE D. GILSON. Gilson kept his agreement for a while and sent his wife the amount stipulated at regular intervals. Of late, however, he has failed to provide for her. and Satur day she was obliged to appeal to Poor master Hewitt to aid her in securing sup port for her and her baby. Police Jus tice Potts issued a warrant on Poor master Hewitt's recommendation', ami Gil son was arrested by Detectives McNally iri l Pearson or. Saturday night. Gilson was represented at the. examina tion this morning toy Lawyer Peter Bent lev. Mrs. Gilson testified that her hus band lias not contributed to her support since June (5. Gilson declared that he £ad had no income since that date, when the company in which he held the controlling interest, went into the hands of a re. eeiver. He had been looking for work since that date, but could not secure em ployment. He was willing to give half of warn he might earn to his wife. He thought his mother would be witling to help her until he was in a position to do so. Police • Justice Potts paroled Gilson in the custody of his counsel and gave him one week in which to make provision for his wife. ROBBED BEFORE HER EYES. Mrs. Joch. Sits Still Wiile a Tliief Rifles Her Husband's Vest. About 5:30 o’clock last evening while Mrs. Herman Joch was seated in her bed room at ‘No. 12G Hudson street, looking out of the window, her attention was at tracted by the opening of the bedroom door. She saw a man walk into the room and go over to a chair on wmen ner nus band's vest was hanging. Mrs. Joch did not scream. She was so taken by surprise that she sat still and gazed upon the in truder while he rifled the pockets of the vest. The burglar after securing the con tents of the vest, which consisted of a gold watch# and chain and $2 in change, quickly left the room and ran to the street. Mr. Joch happened Into the room short-* ly after the burglar had left and his wife# told him what had happened. Mr. Joch hastened ito the street in search of the thief, but could find no trace of him. Mr. Joch notified the police. From a description furnished Mr. Joch by his wife, he is inclined to believe that the thief is one of the loungers about his saloon, which is at the same address. The police up to midnight had not cap tured the fellow. BREAKING UP CORNER GANGS. The police of the Hudson City section are putting forth every effort to keep the street corners clear of disorderly loungers. Two arrests were made yes terday. Thomas Rouan, of Xo. 103 Bowers street, was this morning fined So in the Second Criminal Court. The case against Edward Herbig for the same offence was ■adjourned until tomorrow in order to al low him to secure witnesses for defence. WILL AFPROVE ERIE ORDINANCES George T. Bouton, Clerk of the Street ar.d Water Board, today, died with Mayor Hcos an official copy of the ordinance passed for the relief of the Erie Railroad by the Street and Water Board, vacat ing Provost, Brunswick. Tenth and part of Eleventh streets. The Mayor wm approve me ordinance because it is im strict, compliance with the agreement entered in to between the city and the company when the elevation of the tracks was consented to. The Mayor is of the opinion that too many privileges have been extended to the company. By the time the tracks have been elevated, th Mayor is of the opinion that the city wall have its hands full of damage suits. EHLING WILL UPSET THINGS. Fred Ehling. a barber, who runs a shop at No. 69 Franklin street, was arrested yesterday for keeping his barber shop open after one o'clock, the legal time for closing on Sunday. The arrest was made at the instance of other barbers, who object to being forced to close while other remain open. Ehling was fined $1. He threatens to close every saloon, cigar store and ice cream saloon in Hudson City by wray of retaliation. ASPHALT CONTRACT CERTIORARIED An application w*as made to Justice Lip- | pii.cott by Lawyer Charles H. Corbin for i a writ of certiorari to remove to the Su- : prune Court for review the contract for isphaiting Clinton avenue. West Hoboken. ] After an argument by Mr. Corbin and i Lawyer A. A. Rich the rule was granted, j MR. DAVIS COMES BACK. Robert Davis returned from Aera, Green county. New York, today. He is looking much I nm roved after his four Jays’ vacation. Since his arrival at his ifike he has been besieged by politicians from all parts of the county. PERSONAL. Commissioner James F. Gannon ar.d family are summering at the Colonnade, Beiraar. Justice John Nc-vin. and family axe in Bciiuar. CONE'S VERDICT UPSE1 Supreme Court Orders E[ew Trial of His Qase Agaipsfi the Central Eailroadf. ABRAHAM GRAHAM LOSES AGAU Justice Gummere Says $5,OOC is Too Big a Judgment for His Child’s Death. fSpecial to “The Jersey Olty News."! TRENTON, June 18, 1S98.—Justice Gunn mere, today, filed in the Supreme Court* opinions lr. several cases. The verdict o< the Hudson Court awarding John J. Cora* $5,000 damages against the Central Rain road o£ New. Jersey, is set aside. Cone* in April of last year, purchased at th< Communipaw avenue station, Jersey City; an excursion ticket to Elizabethport, t« which place he went. On his return h« boarded a train, having been told by a trainman that the train, would stop al Communipaw avenue. The train was an express, and did not stop until it readied the Jersey City terminal. The conduetoi informed Cone that the train did not stop at Communipaw avenue.and that he would have to pay an additonJal fare; Cone re« fused to do this, and when Jersey City was reached he was arrested, but th« Police Justice refused to entertain iha charge. He sued the railroad company and a verdict for $5,000 was given. Justice Gummere says the trial Judge”! charge that if the railroad was liable punitive damages might be assessed ■igai iiai it, was ci i uiicuua. jl iitr vciuiut, he says, was due to this instruction, and he therefore sets it aside. Allan L. McDermott is counsel foi Cone and a new trial will be had. The verdict of $5,000 secured by Abra ham L. Graham, administrator, against the Consolidated Traction Company, ia also set aside as excessive. This is tha second time the case has been set aside as excessive, and the second time the case has been tried and each time a ver-* diet was given for So.000. Graham's five vear-olrl child was killed by one of the Traction Company's cars and the verdict was secured in the Hudson Circuit. When the first verdict was taken to the Su preme Court a direction was given to re- - duce it to $1,000. Graham refused to con sent to such a reduction and the case was again tried, resulting in a $5,000 ver dict. A second rule was taken and Judge Gummere again set the verdict aside. The damages are excessive, ha says. ** M *Tt is the universal rule that children are a burden and not a pecuniary benefit to the father, and yet on the theory the larger a man’s family the more likely ^ he to die rich. In the present case . tb* father of the decedent had a reason^ expectation of being benefitted in dolfg and cents to the extent of $5,000 by % <? of life of his child. A fa of ten sons would justify the assumijf that at his death he would be better c|| $50,000 than he would if he never had: sue.”__ COULDN’T CATCH THE THIEVES. Hoboken Policeman’s Long Chase for Alleged Burglars. While Bicycle Policeman- David Fall was riding up Garden street, Hoboken-, yester day afternoon, he was approached by middle aged woman, who in a very excit-* ed tone, told him that she had just de tected two sneak thieves trying to enter one of the apartments of the flat in which she lived. The officers was accompany ing the woman up Tenth street, toward her house, when two men darted around the corner from Bloomfield street, and ran towards Washington street The woman pointed the men out as the bur glars to Fall, who was about a half a block away. He immediately gave chase on his wheel. The men- ran through Tenth street to the River Walk, where they turned south. Fall dismounted af ter chasing the thieves two blocks, ana he pursued: them on foot. T-»:. .• 1. „ Dil-on Wall* the men had got a good start, and he just spied thv..n as they' were rounding a curve in the road. He continued on his chase, and by the time he reached the curve the men had disappeared. Fall searched the neighborhood for fully half an hour thinking that they had secluded them selves in some of the lumber piles* or which there are many in that section. Hia search availed nothing, and he returned to his wheel. On his way back he picked* up a “jimmy,” which the thieves must have dropped in their escape. The bur glars did not succeed in forcing an en trance as they were evidently’ frightened away by the woman. She did not givo her name. __. CHANCERY COURT VACATION. Judges in Equity to Enjoy a Hard Earned Rest. When Chancellor McGill was asked this morning to fix dates for cases during August, he quietly informed counsel that the Court of Chancery needed a vacation just like other courts and until September 5 there would be no cases heard. It is well know n that the Court has been very severely taxed in the matter of work for several weeks. Vice Chancellor F. W* Stevens has been sick for some time and consequently extra work has fallen on the Chancellor and his colleagues. An other Vice Chancellor was hors de combat for some time and Mr. H. C. Pitney is la j Europe, thus piling up work on the re i mHinder. No appointments, references* arguments, etc., therefore, will be made until after the first week In September. In the meantime the Chancellor and the Vies Chancellors will enjoy a well earned rest* RAN AWAY FROM PENNSYLVANIA. While Sergeant Archibald was quietly reading a paper in Police Headquarters yesterday afternoon a young lad came up to the sergeant s desk ahd said that his name whs Harry Steinwoecke, o»f No. 370 East Chestnut street, Coatesville, Pa., and that on July 12 he ran away from home. He had been traveling ever since, he said i ne ponce or inai city were notinea ant* the hoy’s father looked up. Young Stein woecke was taken home by his father thij morning. __ STRUCK BY A LOCOMOTIVE. An unknown man. about thirty-five years of age. five feet nine inches im height, of sandy complexion, was stiuck by a locomotive and Instantly killed on the Northern Railroad track just west cf the Krie tunnel yesterday afternoon. 1 he man wore a black coat, gray pants, gray stockings, white undershirt and slippers. The body was taken to Speer's morgue. WEATHER INDICATIONS, NEW YORK. July IS. ISO).—Forecast for New York City and vicinity for the thirty-six hours ending c-ight P. M. Tues day Showers and thunder storms to night and probably Tuesday; continue warmer and sultry; southerly winds. Hartnett’s Tiioraio-netrieal Report July IT. Deg. July 18. Dee. 3 P. M.79 G A. M. 70 G P. M. <5. 9 A. M. H 9 tP. M. it 12 noon. 78 13 midnight.7ti, A It LI 3GION < EHFrEHt Was the first "Landscape Lawn Cemetery** in the State, Lot earners have no expense for care of grounds, nor for fencing. 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