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BURKE ON TRIAL.
Slayer of W. J. Coffey Before the Court of Oyer and Terminer Today. JURY EASILY SECURED Prosecutor Erwin Outlines the Case—Witnesses Exam ined. Frank Burk* was placed on trial for hl« life in tb* Oyer and Terminer Court this morning. Burke shot William J. Coffey in the stomach at No. 47 Van Winkle Btreet on June 22, inflicting a mortal wound. Burke was brought into court shortly after ten o'clock by Constables j Girsban and Connolly. (He is a tall, thin man, with mutton chop side whiskers and a moustache. His face was pallid, prob ably the result of his long incarceration in the Jail. His eyes are restless and shifty and he has the appearance of a man of weak mentality. It was 10:35 when Jus tice Llpplncott and Judge Blair took their seats on the bench and Justice Llppincott asked if the Burke case was ready. Prose cutor BrWin. for the State, aijd ex-Judge (William T. Hoffman, for the defence, both answered ready. Frank K. Runyon of New Brunswick is associated with ex Judge Hoffman for the defence. A Jyry was selected with very little difficulty, the State interposing no chal lenges and the defence nineteen. The Jury selected are:—James R. White, Charles Snead, Patrick J. Clark, Edward E. Van Buskirk, Walter Commerce, Arthur Mor ris, John Murray, A. L. Crawford, Charles Ermish, Richard Goss, William A. Thorpe, Michael Gilhooley. Prosecutor Erwin gave an outline of the case in his opening. Burke and Coffey lived in the same house, Coffey on the first floor and Burke on the second. Coffey was forty-three years old, a steve dore, and Burke is a laborer, fifty, years old, and was employed on the Erie Rail road. Coffey got home about ten o'clock , on the night of the shooting and went..tn the closet, which was in the back yard. Burke went there a few minutes after ward and found the door fastened. Some words passed between the two men and Immediately afterward the people in the house heard thre§ pistol shots. The police arrived soon a/ter and Burke was taken into custody. Coffey was removed to the City Hospital and remained there under treatment until August 10, when he insist ed on leaving. He was taken back to the Institution again and died there on AUgUSI II. Lewie H . Broome was the first witness. He explained a diagram tie had made of the house at 'No. 47 Van Winkle street and the closet in the yard. Policeman John Maguire, of the Oakland avenue station, testified that he was on duty in West Newark avenue about 10:30 when a citizen told him that a man had been shot in Van Winkle street. The i officer ran around and found Coffey ^standing on the front stoop pressing his ffcands on his stomach. He said he had pleen shot. Maguire went up to the front i|»>or and found it locked. He demanded yplmittance and as no one opened the door (fne__brdke it open and entered the house. Mr. Heavey, with whom Burke* boarded, asked the witness what he wanted. The officer saw Burke on the stairs and placed him under arrest. Coffey had been taken into the store and Maguire took Burke there. As soon as Coffey saw Burke he said: “That’s the man that shot me, ar rest him." Burke said: "I wish I had given him one or two more and finished him.” Maguire took Burke to the signal box and telephoned to the Third precinct for an ambulance, the reserves and the patrol wagon. On the way to the police station Burke said that Coffey struck him wilh a shovel. The officer asked him twice for the revolver with which he shot Coffey, and Burke denied that he had any revolver. On being asked a thirdjtime, Burke said that tLi pistol was an ofd one, not worth fifty cents, and that hwfhad thrown it over near the fence. * Maguire took Burke back to the house afiij searched for the re volver but could not find it. He then took Burke to the station. Burke said there that he was sorry the trouble had occurred but refused to make any further state ment. There was a scratch on Burke’s head and it was bleeding. Sergeant James O’Brien testified that toe took Burke to the hospital on June 25 to be identified by Coffey. The wounded man identified him and said he was the man who shot him. Coffey made a state ment of the occurrence, which was taken down in writing by William E. Robinson, Chief Murphy’s private secretary. Coffey stated that he was in the closet when Burke came to the door. When he came out Burke was angry and found fault with him for remaining in the closet so long. Coffey saw a revolver in Burke’s hand and tearing that he would shoot ran away. As he ran Coffey saw a shovel and picked it up to defend nimaelf. Burke fired three shots at him and one of the bullets struck him in the stomach. William E. Robinson corroborated Ser geant O’Brien’s testimony. The trial will probably be finished tomorrow. Bufke will put in a plea of self-defence. GRAIN-9! GRAIN-0! Remember that name when you want a de licious. appetizing, nourishing food drink, to take the place of coffee. Sold by all grocers and liked by all who have used it. Graln-O is made of pure grain, it aids digestion and strengthen* the nerves. It is not a stimulant but a health builder and the children as well as the adpults can drink it with great benefit. Costs about % as much as coffee. 15c. and 25c. per package. Ask your grocer for Gr&In-O. LAW WORK RAPIDLY ACCURATELY THE JERSEY CITY feSNEWS LAW WORK "BIG ME" KRAMER. Reminiscences of a Popular Down Town Man Who is Dead. “Jake" Kramer- is dead. Almost every body down town knew him. Big ot stature and big of heart, years ago he gained the friendship of everyone with whom he came in contact and who gave him the well known sobriquet of "Big Jake.” He n-umbered among his friends some of the. leading businessmen of the city. For years he kept a cafe adjoining Police Headquarters in Gregory street. About four years ago his health began to fail. He was soon unable to attend to business. His big form shrunk away. He was dying of consumption. He knew his days had been numbered. Even this did not destroy his equanimity and good will toward everybody and beyond his in ability to talk without great exertion and the shrinkage of his "John U” form, he appeared even up to the last the "same old Jake.” He died at Chicamingo, Duchess County, New York. His body was brought to this city yesterday, and today rests in a cloth covered casket at Undertaker Hughes' establishment on Montgomery street. Many of his friends viewed the remains yesterday. This even ing the body will be conveyed to the Elks’ Lodge rooms across the way from Under taker Hughes’ establishment. The body is to be cremated at Fresh Pond Crematory and the ashes will be burled in an urn In the New York Bay Cemetery. Mr. Kramer was a Prussian. He served in the Franco-tPrussian war and came to this country shortly after peace was declared. Among the many incidents recalled illustrating his qualities of friendship is the part he took in “The Jersey City News’ ” great police popularity contest during the World’s Fair. The best men in the department were In the race, the prize being a J200 trip to Chicago. "Jake’s” old friend, Alex Watson, then City Prison keeper, said he wish he could win that double honor. "Jake” said he'd win it for him or he’d make a mighty desperate at tempt. “Jake” knew that his old “Vet eran” friend had many friends in this city. He got out and set them to hustling for votes. Some of the favorites were backed by rich men, one of them by mil lionaires. On the day the closed one of the backers of a loading favorite Jostled through the crowd and depositing a big bundle containing 12,000 votes and said, what In common parlance would now be paraphrased:—“I guess that will hold you Just awhile!” His back was scarcely turneu wueu jjis Jake’s" burly form loomed up over the threshold bearing1 two big great "double barreled” Gladstonian valises, and depositing them just seven seconds before the very minute for the closing of the contest, exclaimed:— “Check dese for Ghicago!” It’s hard word to explain "Jake’s" German dialect, but his veteran fried Alex enjoyed his trip to the World's Fair. That he had no national bias was also demonstrated by the fact that for many long years he was, as he often tersely expressed it‘'A Dutch tenant of an Irish landlord”—referring to "Bob" Murphy. Old business men discussed these traits of "Jake's” character in the lower sec tion of the city, last evening. Not alone in cafes, but in restaurants. They went back beyond a decade. ".Take” cast his fortunes with the Re publican party. The Democrats swept in to power. Jake was unyielding. His friends pushed him forward for a Police Commissionership. It was at a time when the Democratic power at its zenith was apparently rent in twain by what was then known as the ”Jeffersonian” move ment. "Jake” asked his old friend Jim Roche, who built up the eilegant building at Grove and 'Morgan streets, now oc cupied by the Third National Bank, for his support. Roche refused it. "Jake,” who had locked up his saloon many a night for years to go around and spend saloon one night followed by it. For three years he did not step a foot Inside Mr. Roche’s saloon. One of "Jake’s” fads was to hire itinerant bands and make a little parade of his own. His sudden appearance in Mr. Roche's big saloon, one night thereafter followed by a Dutch band playing “Wacht Am Rhine” and figuratively holding forth the olive branch of peace was more than the good natured Irishman could stand and there was a joyour reconciliation. One o fthe most sincere mourners at Mr. Roche’s funeral was "Big Jake.” No one who knew the man doubts his sincer ity. Th« Elks, the Masons, the Knights of Pythias, who will hold services over his dead body this evening, know better than anyone else the finacial sacrifices he has made through efforts to benefit his fellow man. He was a member of the Crescent Club and mixed freely with the Ameri cans of Americans. Yet while lying on a cot in the City Hospital, in this city, in a vain effort to restore his health, even though he was known as a "Dutchman,” when telephoned to as to when he would "be out,” saidi to the attendant:—"Tell ’em I’ll be out in time to head the next St. Patrick’s Day parade. I’ll hire a coupe and a band!” CABLE CLUB RECEIVES. Many Young Ltdin Call Upon the Popular Young Men. The Cable Club last evening received lady callers. The assembly room was thronged. An excellent entertainment was provided. It consisted of songs and reci tations. A dancje was one of the features. John O’Donnell, P. H. O'Neill, Walter Cooney, John Cleary and Peter Flynn re ceived the guests on behalf of the club. Among those who called were:—Mrs. Delaney, M}ss Delaney, Mrs. Morris, Mls3 Morris, the Misses Noonan, Mrs. Murray, Miss 'McDonald, Miss A. Cavanagh, Miss iM. Davidson, Miss M. Hannon, Miss S. A. Hart, Mrs. Terence Ambley, Miss Sallle Mclnerny, Miss .Shea, Miss Nolan, Miss Tracey, Miss Hyslop, Misses May and Annie 'Ford,’Misses May and Susie Meade, Miss B. Brown, Miss May Smith, Miss F. Clendenning, Miss Ada Foley, Mies Dillie Leonard, Mrs. Finlon, Miss Mamie McDonald, Miss F. Heinz, Miss Welte miller, Miss 'Smith, Miss J. Van Order. The members of the club were out in force. M’LAUGHtIN’S CELEBRATION. The members of the Dennis McLaugh lin Association held an1 informal celebra tion of the new year at their handsomely furnished rooms in the Park House last evening. There were addresses by some of the old members and these were inter spersed with vocal and instrumental solos. President P. Connolly, ex-Poliee Commissioner John P. Feeney, Dennis McLaughlin and other prominent mem bers made addresses. Til® trend -of their remarks was in the Ion ofithe business daMtobft.dnid the fl outlook for local and.- national Democracy. All agreed that the pros pects of both were exceedingly bright. MR. BAKER TO BE MARRIED. It has been announced that Mr. Mark Baker of the Heights and Miss Elizabeth Slack of Grand street will be married in St. Peter’s R. C. Church, Tulesday after noon. January 9. Rev. Owed S. Hill will perform the ceremony. * i j SCORES LODGING HOUSES. i Justice Ncvin Say They Are a Dis grace to the City. ! The case of assault and battery against ! Robert Allen Craig, who was arrested on | complaint of Edward Mack, day clerk, In | the Salvation Army lodging house, at No. | 93 Montgomery street, and was arraigned i before Justice Nevln in the First Criminal | Court, this morning, caused the court to j denounce the class of lodging houses In | this city. Craig, who Is a lodger at the | resort, was found not guilty, and was | released from custody, i 'Mack testified that Craig went up to | him and demanded a money order for 13, j which was held by the former as security. When the order was refused Craig became boisterous and created a disturbance. He is also alleged to have struck Mack. Craig denied the charge that was made against him, He swore that he was set upon and beaten by the attachees of the lodging house. At this juncture, Capt. Henry Sheldon, of the Salvatioff Army, who has charge of the lodging house, stepped forward and testified that he knew of the presence of the money order, but said he knew noth ing of the trouble, not being present at the time. In scoring these lodging houses Justice Nevln said:— ‘‘I am getting sick and tired of having these lodging houses cases brought before me. They are a bad lot. The houses them selves are a disgrace to the community. They are nothing better than harboring places for a set of criminals and loafers. The lodgers are continually In trouble. I am not speaking of the Salvation Army lodging house In particular. All, how ever, are run on the same principle. All are money making Institutions. It would be better for the city to have a public lodging house where the worthy poor could be cared for than to have to put up with these places.” Justice Navin, in discharging the prisoner, ordered him to go and get his clothing and seek a respectable boarding house. SOME ONE THINKS HE’S FUNNY. TIu Greenville Idea of a Praeiieal Joke. | Court Interpreter Joseph Filmorano is a resident of the Greenville section and of ten spends a few hours evenings at Col umbia Hall playing billiards, a game to which he is partial. Coming from his home he usually wears a large ulster with a double row of buttons. The other even ing he left the coat hanging in t'he cafe, and went upstairs to Indulge in his usual pastime. A few hours later he returned and slipped into the ulster preparatory to going home. He attempted to button the coat, but the first button came off. He tried the second button with the same re sult. Thinking it strange, he investigated, and discovered that some practical Joker had cut the buttons leaving them hanging by a thread only. Someone suggested that he try the other side, which he did, only to discover that the joker thoroughly understood1 his busi ness, and had partially severed every but ton on the coat. , Joseph took the matter philosophically, and said he wouldn’t care, only that he would have a hard job to convince his wife that he wasn't playing poker. PACIFIC AVENUE BRIDGE It Will Be Completed in About Throe Weeks. Judging from the progress made on the erection of the Pacific avenue bridge with in the past three weeks, the structure should be completed in ten days. Every piece of steel has been bolted and the rails of the traction company have been laid across the bridge on both sides. The woodwork for the wagon paths has not been touched as yet, but this part of the job wilt be completed along With the two footuaths. These paths are six feet in width and a vast improvement over the crowded lit tle paths on the old bridge. These paths were not more than three feet in width. Pacific avenue, from Johnston avenffie to Grand street, has been repaved according to specifications and the grade raised sev eral Inches. Trucks will have no diffi culty in going up the grade to the bridge on either side, as the slope is gradual and not very steep as was the case when the old bridge was in use. MR. RICHTER RESIGNS. Because Dioklnsou and Woolley Ran the Parly. Alexander Richter who represents the Second Precinct of the Seventh Ward In the Republican County Committee, stated, last night, that he had sent In his resignation. Richter Is a holdover mem ber and had one year to serve. He Is a member of the Greenville Republican League Club ,and has been actlte In poli ties for a number of years. Mr. Richter resigning because he is utterly disgusted with the manner in which the Republican party is managed. Dickinson and Woolley, he said, run everything to suit themselves, while the ordinary committeemen is nothing but a figure head. It is simply a waste of time he said, to attend committee meetings, as everything is previously "cut and dried. <Mr Richter will remain a Republican, but in the future will refrain from any active part in politics. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CLUB. A meeting of the Board of Directors of St. Patrick’s Catholic Club, will be held this evening. The Entertainment Com mittee headed by Andrew Kerin has com pleted its preparations for the annual parish reception on January 17, and will submit a report to that effect tonight. The Jersey City Club will be the scene of the merrymaking. The decorations will be elaborate and other details that go to make successful reception have been at tended to. GREENVILLE HORSE TROOP. The Greenville Gardeners’ Horse Troop is arranging for its thirtieth annual ball to be held at Columbia Hall,! Tuesday evening, January 23. Heretofore the Gardeners’ social events have been ex tremely popular, and the prospective ball is expected to prove no exception to the rule. The arrangement committee Is composed of Henry Gibbs, chairman, Charles Wilke. S. M. Jensen, J. 'H. Borgstede, Jr., and Charles Ahrend. FOURTH REGIMENT BALL. The ball committee of the 'Fourth Regi ment meets, tonight to complete Its list of patronesses and to award the music con tracts. When the list Is completed about 3;000 Invitations will sent out. Salem Davis will have charge of the promenade music and Von Barr will look after the dance music. Colonel Smith is urging the committees to hurry that work along, to insure a thorough success. GREENVILLE REPUBLICAN LEAGUE. The officers of the Greenville Republican (League Club' elected at the last meeting will be installed tonight. William Rose, the outgoing president, will act as master of ceremonies. An informal entertainment and supper j will follow the installation. ' MR. KAISER ENTERTAINS. Proprietor of Colombia Hall’s Enjoy able New Tear’s Reception. Mr. Joseph Kaiser, proprietor of Colum bia Hall, gave a pleasant party, to his ■many friends New Year’s night. Many excellent selections, both vocal and In strumental, were rendered by the guests. Mr. Thomas Keely sang a comic song en titled "I Want My Bow-Wow." As an encore he sang a German song, which a few of the guests are yet endeavoring to translate. Mrs. Wheeler, a daughter Qf Commissioner Edward Barr, sang several soprano solos; Miss Nellie and Miss Grace Barr played a piano duet, and Justice of the Peace William C. Collins made a humorous address. Songs were also ren dered by Messrs. James Dodds, Albert Mertens, Detective Robert Pearson and William Charlock. An excellent supper was tljen served, which was followed by dancing. Among those present werei^-Police Cap tain and Mrs. Nugent, Commissioner and IMrs. Eld ward iBarr, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zeiger, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carlook, Mr. and Mrs. Norman, Mr. and Mrs. Chavant, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Col lins, Mr. and Mrs. Homan, Mr. and Mrs. James Dodds, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Herlg, Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. Leifer, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kaiser, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Keely, Miss Orthen, Miss Nellie Barr, Miss Grace Barr, Miss Lena Kaiser, Miss Carlock, Miss Lottie Leifer, Miss Josephine Leifer, Miss Katie Leifer, Mrs. Mary Kaiser, Miss Florence Kaiser, Messrs. William Helber, Sell Waters, George Kelss, Joseph Floramo, M. Hart, Charles Herlg, William Leifer, Albert Mertens, Mr. Loeffel, City Marshal Edgar Vreeland, Detective Robert Pear son, Michael Schultxe, Jr., Herman Sehultae, Oscar Schultze, Robert Leifer, William Charlock, W. Thompson, Wm. Stewart, Sylvester Kaiser, Riohard Kaiser and Joseph Kaiser, Jr. ASSAULTED MRS. FELDNER. Joseph McGregor's Bliutreni Cell •l Hie Brother. Joseph McGregor. thllty years old, of No. 281 Grand street, was charged with assault and battery in the First Criminal Court this morning by- Mrs. Margaret Feldner, of No. 238 Grand street. Mc Gregor’s brother Thomas is married to iMrs. Feldner’s daughter. Saturday night Joseph called at the Feldner home to see his brother. He said he was refused admittance, when, It was alleged that he kicked in the door and struck Mrs. Feldner. McGregor claimed he was assaulted by Mrs. Feldner and his sister-in-law. McGregor admitted having been drunk. Justice Nevln found the prisoner guilty but suspended sentence on payment of costs. Mrs. Feldner has just been released from jail, where she was committed for running a disorderly house some months ago. SERGEANT RICHARD’S FUNERAL Buried in Norwalk With Military Helen. Sergeant E. Dudley Richards, of Com pany A, Fourth Regiment, who died at his home. No. 98 Astor place, last Sunday, was burled to day at Norwalk, Conti. Funeral services were held last night at his home and this morning at ttye- hour appointed for the funeral to leave the grief stricken home a number of the young man’s former soldier comrades took positions on either side of the hearse and marched to the ferry where the body Was shipped to its last resting place.. The hearse was proceeded by a firing squad. Richards was a very popular young man and his death comes as a heavy blow to his many friends. SORRY HE SPOKE, Cannon’s Open Confession. Did. I Him No Good. Jqhn A. Cannon, SO years old, of No. 287 Railroad avenue, was arrested, yesterday morning, on Exchange place, by Police man Nugent, of the Gregory street sta tion, charged with being drunk. Cannon was too drunk to be brought into court. He was arraigned before Justice Nevin, this morning. In pleading Cannon said:— "Judge this is my first offence in two years. The last time I was here I was fined $2.” "Well I’ll fine you $S this time to see whether you will keep out of court for the next two years, remarked Justice Nevin. __ DEMOCRATS WILL PLAY EUCHRE. Committees from the Eighth and Ninth Ward Democratic Clubs are to meet this week to arrange for a euchre tourna ment. It Is probable that the affair wl/11 be held the latter part of this month. Several club prises are to be played for. At the first tournament the Ninth War ders carried off all the prises. An ef fort will be made by their neighbors to even up old scores. U. S. GRANT ASSOCIATION. A short meeting of the U. S. Grant As sociation was held last night at which only routine business was transacted. New committees to serve during the com ing year were to have been appointed, but owing to the small number present the matter was deferred until a future meet ing. /_ SEVENTY FIVE EUCHRE PRIZES. Seventy-five prises will be awarded to night at St. Joseph’s Lyceum euchre, to be held in Pa von la Hall, adjoining the parish school and church. Preparations have been made to accommodate a large crowd. Dancing will follow the euchre. TEACHERS INDIGNANT. Many Talk of Resigning From the State Aeeeeiaties. [Speolal to “The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON. Jan. 2, 1900.—There are in dications of a material lessening of the membership of the State Teachers’ As sociation, which held its annual meeting in Jersey City last week. . A number of the teachers of this city who belong to the association have decided to sever their connections and the same is said to be true of teachers in other parts of the State. A prominent Trenton teacher, who did; not wish to be quoted said last night that there has been friction in the as sociation for the past two or three years because of the aggressiveness of those Ignored and a minority report adopted. Fund. The association, he said, had got ten away from its original purposes along educational lines and had .been made a tail to the Retirement Fund kite.* ,>•>' To cap the climax, he said, th*t,!**Ui&t Jersey City meeting the majority nyfort of the Nominating Committee?-1^' ignored an da minority report adapted. The Nominating ..^Com^Utee. hfe* g**&t was made Up.^f rbpVesdWiaTiVes selected by the teachers themselves by, Congres sional distriots, and the minority report give the control of the organisation to the Hudson County teachers, who were iri the majority in the convention by reason of its being held in their own city. This he said was unwise and has been resented by the teachers from other parts of the State, and he pre dicted that before another annual meet ing is held there would be a great many resignations.. amusement* Academy of Music PRICES REDUCED. A Good Reserred Soot for 80* Thl« Week, Hatlneee Wedneadar and Saturday, ■ LOUIS MANN CLARA LIPMAN Til GtlL th\ B&ISiCKS NEXT WEEK, CHARLES FROHMAN’8 CO. In “Simu* Ike E#rod Mi* So.” January 15—Chauncey Olcott. Bon Ton Theatre ALL THIS WEEK.. AMERICA’S GREATEST VAUDEVILLE STARS. PRICES.10 to 50 Cents BIJOU THEATRE, *M MAY IBWHT-&HH I IN SISTER MARY. N. B. KIRK WHILE WE APPRECI ATE THE VALUE OF PRINTER’S INK, we have always relied more on the QUALITY of RYE than exaggerated advertisments. We are satisfied with the results. Compare it with all others. I CO., N. Y H. T. NUGENT, AUCTIONEER, Office: 263 Grove Street. Tel. 176, Jereey City, N. 1.. will sell at PUBLIC AUCTION, on THURSDAY, JANUARY V 1900 At 2 o’clock P. M., at Headquarters of the Fire Department, No. 244 Bay street, Jersey City, Tower and Bells, as follows:— * (The purchasers of said property at a pre vious auction sale having failed to comply with ,the conditions of said sale, it has been ordered resold.) One IronJ Tower, one Bell (estimated weight 1,200 pounds) and Electric Striking Apparatus, located at House of Engine Company No. 14, Webster avenue, near Franklin street, to be sold together as they stand. The purchaser to pay a deposit of, one hundred and fifty dollars Immediately after the articles are knocked down. ■' ?' By order of the Board or Fire Commissioners. ; CHARGES ESTERBROOK, Clerk. Jersey City, December 22, 1899. HONEY IO LOAN A.T SIX PER CENT. INTEREST. on Furniture, Pianos and all kinds of Household Goods. You have the use of the money and goods and can pay It Pack in weekly or montnly payments. Easy payment reduces the prin cipal and Interest. C. J. IGOE. Room 1. 47 MToritaomery Street. Jersey City. Hudson T«I. No. 114. NEW FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY—NOTICE TO Contractors. Sealed proposals will be received by the Trustees of -the Free Public Library of the City of Jersey City, on Friday, January 5th, 1900, at eight o’clock P. M., at their office. In the Free Public Library, 239 Washington street, Jereey City, N. J., for the installation of the tubes, outlet boxes and panel boxes complete, reedy for the reception of the wires, panel boards, cutouts, switches, telephone cables, electric clocks, etc.; the same being a com plete system of conduit. In accordance with the plans and specifications for which bids were received on December 13th, 1199, and required In the New Library Building. All bids for work and material must be In accordance with the plans and specifications for the same on file In the office of the said Trustees, where blank forms of bid and agree ment of sureties may be obtained, and copies of plans and specifications consulted by the bidders. . ' • ' For the better oohvdhleiice of Intending bid ders, duplicate sets of plans and specifications have also been placed on file as follows':— At the office of the Architects, Messrs. Brite and Bacon, 111 Fifth avenue, New York City, and at the office of the Electrical Engineer, Mr. C. O. Mailloux, 150 Nassau street, New Yerk City. Proposals must be inclosed in sealed en velopes, endorsed “Proposals for Conduit Work,” directed to the “Trustees of the Jersey City Free Public Library,” and handed to the Preeldent of said Trustees, In open meeting, at the time and place aforesaid when called for by the said President. The bonds required to be furnished on the proposals and on subsequent contract If award ed are those of a responsible surety company authorized by law to do business in the State of New Jersey. The- said Trustees reserve the right to reject any and all bids if by so doing the best inter est of the said Trustees and the New Free Public Library building may be conserved. By order of the Trustees of the Free Public Library'" of Jersey City. L. J. GORDON, President. IN CHANCERY OF NEW JERSEY. To Mary A. Buck:— By virtue of an order of the Court of Chancery of New Jersey, made on the day of the date hereof. In a cause where in Simon E. Bernheimer and Josephine Schmid, partners, trading as Bernheimer & Schmlo, are complainants and you are defendant, you are required to appear, plead, answer or demur to the bill of said complainant, on or before the twen ty-fourth day of January next, or the said bill will be taken as confessed against you. The said bill Is filed to foreclose a mortgage on land Jn Jersey City, Hud son County, New Jersey, given by Will iam Buck to Simon E. Bernheimer and Josephine Schmid, partners, trading as Bernheimer & Schmid, dated July ISth, 1896, and you are made a defendant be cause you are one of the owners of the said mortgaged premises. Dated November 23d, 1391. HUDSPETH A PUSTER, Solicitors for Complainant, 260 Washington Street, Jersey City. N. J. IN CHANCERY OF NEW JERSEY. To William George Goodwin:— By virtue of an order of the Court of Chancery of New Jersey, made on the day of the date hereof, In a cause wherein Fanny Goodwin is petitioner and you are defendant, you are required to appear, plead, answer or demur to the petition of said petitioner on or before nineteenth day of February, A. D. 1990, or that in default thereof, such decree will be inade against you as the Chan cellor shall think equitable and just. ‘ The said petition is filed against you Sr U divorce from the bonds of matrl December 18th, 1899. fUDSPETH fc BUSTER, ‘Solicitors for Petitioner, 259 Washington Street ffH Jersey City,, N. J. ■au IN CHANCER}" OF NEW JERSEY. Between ’Eliza Giiklnson et al., complain ants, and Jennie Steiner et al., defendants. On bill for partition and decree for sale. The sale of the lands and premises In the above stated cause stands adjourned until Thursday, the twenty-eighth day of Decem ber instant.’ at. two o’clock in the afternoon, on said psembujg, No. 194 Maple street, La fayette, Mersey' City, N. J. Dated December 16th, 1819. WILLIAM B. GILLMORE, Special Master In Chancery, H. T. NUGENT AUCTIONEER, \ * *• ^ Office: 3S3 Grove Street, Tel. in, Jereey City, N. J.. will eell at PUBLIC AUCTION, on ^ ' V Thursday, Jan. 4,1900. Alt J:JO o’clock P. U„ at Headquarters of the Fire Department) No. tM Bay street, Jersey j City, the following .property of the Depart ment. the same having feecome unserviceable for use:— LOT OF ROBBER HOSE. EOT OF COTTON HOSE. TWO 4*WHEEL TENDERS. ONE 8.WREBE TBNDER. LOT OF OLD IRON. SIX <•> HORSES. Terms: Cash. ’ By order of the Board of. Fire Commissioners. CHARLES ESTERBROOK. Clerk. Jersey City,' December at. ll*». TO CHARLES E. CARPENTER. ANNA CAR penter, bio wit*; Nettle Carpenter, Harr E. Bartholomew, Rob«rt M. Bartholomew, her husband, and Samuel Aller:— Teu art hereby notified that at a public sal* made by the City Cdlleotor of Jersey City, on the J5th day of October, Ui<. The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City purchased for the sum of two hundred and sixty-ninw dollars and twenty-nine cents ALL the land and real es tate situate In Jersey- City, In the County of Hudson and State of'New Jersey, fronting on Rock street, which Is laid down and designat ed as lots 25 and 28, la block number 127, upon an assessment map annexed to a report num ber 88, made by the “Commissioners of Ad .—lilted In add for said City by Justment" appoln — . the Circuit Court of She County of Hudson, a certified copy of which report and map was filed In ths offics of the City Collector of Jersey City, on-the 8th day of January, 1183, eald report aqd map and sald sale being made pursuant to the provisions of an ant of ths Legislature of New Jersey, passed March 80th, 1888, entitled^- ' "An Act concerning the settlement and collection of arrearages of unpaid taxes, assessments and1 water rates or water rents In cities of this State, and Im posing and levying a tax, assessment and lien In lieu and Instead of such arrearages, and to enforce the payment thereof, and to provide for the sale of lands subjected to future taxation and assessment.” And the several suppletnents thereto. And you are further notified that you appear to have ah estate or Interest in ■aid land and real efrtate, and unless the ■aid land and real estate shall be re deemed, as provided In said acts, befers the expiration of s|x months from and after the service hereof, a deed for the same will be given conveying to The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City, the fee simple of • said land and real estate according to the provisions of the said act. Dated Jersey City. N. J„ October 14tb. 1198. THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF JER SEY CITY. • ___ ; E. HOOS, (Seal.) Mayor. ^ 'Attest- O'DONNELL. City Clerk. tael* No. .4881.) TO GERHART RjClfifcHER, MRS. GER hardt Reiscber, his wife; Carl Struver:— You are hereby notified- that at a public sale made by the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 18th day of April, 1W5, I purchased for the turn of three hundred and ninety-three dollars and ten cents the land and real estate situate In Jersey City, In the County of Hudson end State,of New Jersey, fronting on South street, which la laid down and desig nated as lot 70, in, block number 874, upon an assessment map annexed to a report number U, made by the ‘'Commissioners of Adjust ment” appointed in and for said City by the Circuit Courtj of the County of Hudson, a cer tified copy of which report and map was filed in the office of the City Colleotor of Jersey City, on the ‘12th day of April, 1898, said re port and map and said sale being made pur suant to the provisions df an Act of the Legis lature of New Jersey, passed March 80th, 1X86, entitled*— "An Act concerning1 the fettlement and collec tion of arrearages of unpaid taxes, assess ments and water rates or water rents in cities of this State* *hd imposing and levy ing a tax, assessment and lien in lieu and instead of such arrearages, and to enforce the payment thereof,' and to provide for the sale of. lands subjected to future taxation and assessment.” - And the several supplements thereto. And you are furtn^r .notified that you appear to have an estate or ffitereht m said land and real estate, and unless the said land and real estate shall be redeemed, as provided in said acts, before the explratloh of six months from and after the service hereof, a deed for the same will be given conveying to the purchaser the fee simple ,of said land and real estate according to th« provisions of the said acta Dated Jersey City, N. J., September 27, 1899. t PETER W, BECKMANN, Purchaser. RANDOLPH PERKIN'S, Attorney, for Purchaser. (Sale Nb. $831.) HUDSON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT. Beniamin Altman, trading as B. Altman ft Company, plaintiffs, va. Ada E. Atkins, de fendant. In attachment—On contract. Notice la hereby siren that a writ of at tachment, Issued out of the Hudson County Circuit Court-, against the rights and credlta, moneys and effects, roods and chattels, lands and tenements of Ada R. Atkina, an absent debtor, at the suit of Benjamin Altman, trad ins as B. Altman dr Company, for the sum of eisbty-nlne dollars and forty-elsbt cents, re turnable on the lyentg-seventh day of Novem ber, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, has been served and duly executed, and was re turned on the llth day of November, A. D. ISM, by the Sheriff of the County of Hudson. Dated December JWh, IMS. JOHN G. FISHER, - Clerk. frank f. McDermott, Attorney, 359 Washington St., Jersey City. STATE OF NEW JERSEY—HUDSON COUN TY CIRCUIT COURT. „ Jullds Palm, pi iff.. 9. J. Fred Beerbower, deft. " In attachment—On contract—Notice. Notice le hereby given that a writ of at tachment was issued out of the Hudsoni Coun ty Circuit Court, State of New Jersey, against the rights and credits, moneys and effects, goods and chattels, lands. and tenements of J. Fred Beerbower, am absent debtor, at the suit of Julius Palm, for the sum of one hun dred and seventy-nine dollars and seven cents, returnable on October 21th. H99, has been served and duly executed, and wks returned October 14th, 1899, by She Sheriff of said County of Hudson. ' JOHN G. FISHER. Clerk. JOHN S. McMASTER^^ n Dated . December 11, 1899. IN CHANCERY OF, NEW JERSEY. To Joseph Shields^ By virtue of an order of the Court of Chancery ot New Jersey, made on the day of the date hereof, wherein Margaret Shields Is petitioner and you are defend ant, you arp required to appear and an swer the petitioner's petitioi swer the petitioner’s petition on or be fore the seventeenth day of January next, or In default such decree will be taken against you as the Chancellor shall think equitable and lust. The said petition Is filed against you fer a divorce from the bonds of matrimony; Dated November IS, 18S». J. HERBERT POTTS, Solicitor of Petitioner, 1 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, N. J. Stresgth, Titalltj, MaiM College, rmj* dru Exhausted Vitality, i Physical Debility, Premature Da ce la, Atrophy (waiting) tal all aafl Weaknesses ef men hatSTsr cease arising, as, halddle-aged or old. Cnasulie B sr by Uttar float I to ». Sunday* • Diagnostician, or Know Thyself 2* taeeumof medloal science, with indorse meet*'end testimonials, price . free, sealed. So every male reader ** THE PEABODY, MEDICAL HKTIT|TE rOpp. Beyers Hobbs. established 1M0. ■ Chief Conanlihat Physidlan (during the past its sf Harvard Medical ■V-STO If MULLINS J SONS. The Grreat . . : f Furniture Store. GASH IF YOU LIKE IT. CREDIT IF DESIRED. SIDEBOAHrS. We are especially well supplied with Sideboards, finished in golden oak, making a swell ap pearance. Some as low as. DINING ROOM CHAIR. Cane Seat, Spindle Back. 89c CARPETS AND LINOLEUMS. Velvet Carpets, good assort ment of patterns, in designs for rooms, halls or stairs, worth at least $1.15 per yard, at. Good Tapestry Brussels Car pets, nice bright patterns, wear guaranteed, regularly sold at 75c. per; yard. Full yard wide Ingrains, new fall designs, light and dark grounds, regular price 49c. per yard...,. 85c 55c 33c DINING ROOM FURNITURE. High Back Dining Room Chair*, brae# arm, golden oak finish, value $1.50, Q|. »t..v.,. 9IC Dining Tables, lull. 6-foot, good solid legs, well made, worth $5.00, « If each.Of 19 Oak Rockers, also mahogany finished rockers, in variety of styles, all highly polished and strongly made, wood or cobbler seats. The price on these rockers at exclusive dealers Is from $2.50 I Afl to $3.25 each. IsVV Good couches, covered with handsome materials, full size, well and 4 A0 strongly made..... 0i90 CANE-SEAT ROCKER, large and comfortable, made to last, at the price of. COBBLER-SEAT ROCKER. CHILDREN'S ROCKERS... 1.69 69c WOMEN’S WRITING DEHf* 2.91 in Oak ani Mahogany finish, the |5 kind,...,... CNIN1 CLOSETS. and sides; the correct shape; I § the twenty-five dollar kind... ■ I»W* MULLINS & SONS Newark Avenue and Grove Street, JERSEY CITY. T B BAIJLEQADS._ Pennsylvania RAILROAD. THE STANDARD RA1UAY0FAMERICA1 i IN EFFECT NOVEMBEB 19, 1899. Trains leave Jersey City as foliowst FOR THE WEST. *1« A. M., Fast Mall, limited to two Buffet Parlor Cara, dally to Pittsburg. connecting tbare lor Chicago. (No coaches to Pittsburg.) » M A. M., Fast line, with Veatlbul. Parlol it: rsnCrated P.nn»lvanla i.imiud. the pioneer of thU claw •* “if***" vte* composed exclusively of Pullman VMtb* iull' CeSJaruasnt. Blseplag. DlnUg, Obwxva fi.a sndBmettln* Cara, lighted by «*tl*nagr Suif: st. *-^““‘1 3?TsSW-* t^atlbule Sleeping and Dining Corn, daily w rinia and Chicago. Through bleeping ^atior ^uivi1l. (vU Cinoinnatl) and In Western Express, with Vestibule ••W, daily to Pittsburg and Chicago. StnlP£*wr» ^PblUelSla, *n‘d Pittsburg to Celnf*p K, Southwestern Express. Sleeping Cars dally to Cinoinnatl, Nashville, •Sf Cincinnati, Akron and St. Louis. Paclflo Express, Pullman Sleep, i i'Vtae to’Plttsburg. Connects lor Chleayo to#, Car ^°r,i*veland except Saturday. Dally Nr“rinoxvlU.. Te^ . '^Shenandoah Valle, SKy-p u , Util and Express, Pullman Buffet Car to Altoona, East Liberty, Pitts Sleeping car west week days. No coaches. g&rmc&ft wAggugrw and the _ iMmnra Washington and the 8outh at A-S2 (Dinmg Car), 11.14 (Dining I.1S. «.44, J14 J J2 (3.44 Congressional car) A. Nl-» CM.rM and Pennsylvania Rall Llmlted, Parloj F 4 45 (Dining Car),5.14 road Dining t.»n^ 9 44 p M and 12.30 night. R^11aSSday 8.44, 9.14, 11.14 (Dining Car) A. M., Yh ix 44 Congressional Limited Parlor Cars L14 «■«naVlvinla Railroad Dining Car), ».4o, and XSSS* car), 9.14 (Dining Car), and 9.44 p'M^’nd 12.39 n'ght. For Baltimore only. 1.15 Pi M. ’,'**por'PHILADELPHIA. _ .... for Philadelphia, €.33. 7.44, 7.45, 8.1a, ExpreM (10.14 Pennsylvania Limited), »-3 n H (Dining Car) A. M.; 12.15. 1.14, 19.J2 *n.d iJ, ,.45. 4.14, 4.44. 4.43, 5.14, 6.14 1,19' ,*•**• car), 8.14, 8.16, 9.14, 9.44 P. 4P1 1 and 12 30 night. Sunday, 6.84, a,iu14 9,44 10.14 Pennsylvania r’fmi ted) ’10.16, 11-14 (Dining Car) A. Limited), m n Car)i ,45, 413, 4,45 (Dln hit'-: 514 (Dining Car). 6.14 (Dining Car), in* cart ».i t p M d 13.|« night. Accom 1115 A M., 4.12 and 7.15 P. M. Sundays. 5.15 and 7.15 P. M. week a Mantle City. 12.30 and 11.14 A. M., 1.14, , F,orPAtM (215 P. M., through Vestibuled ranffset ’parlor Cars, rassenger Coacn, Sd^omblned Coach) week days, and 12.10 and iCay*lLIO A. M.. 1.19 P. M. week dV£r Lodi: Branohf Ansbuyry Park. Ocean Grove, P*5 Pleasant and 'ntermedU^statmn. via O^slmday’w^i A." M., '9.28 P. M (Stop at Interlaken for Aahpry Park or Ocean Grove on ®'iP^Tv.w York Transfer Company will call foT^d check bTggaiS from and to hotels and 5“w'nHT?TCHTNSON. J- R WOOD, J- omMWsmCrer. Oen’l Passenger Agent. parnmnu* i 1b It KB ibJ 4r«14 nstaUls boxes. ae*l*d I with bins ribbon. Take ne ether. Bcftu I Sueemna Snbetltntfene and Imlta " goal, guy of yonr Druggist. nr Mad 4o. in stamp* for Particular*, Teetlmeolale and ‘‘Belief fir Ladle*,*in Utter. by re tarn Mall. 10,000 Testimonials. Sold by all Druggists. Chichester Chemical Co., Mention this papsr. Madison f»«nare, PM1LA., PA. XL, Relieves Kidney & Bladder troubles at once. Cu/m In ■>fe beats (fce name— Bewjab of useless '*■' counterfeits, railroads. r WEST-^SMORI “RAILROAD= . PICTURESQUE LINE OP TRAVEL TO Tt; NORTH AND WEST. THE NIAGARA FALLS ROUTE. Trains leave Franklin street (North River) station. New York, as follows, and fifteen min utes later from foot W. 42d street, N. R. Ter minal station at Weehawken, N. J„ can t>e reached via trains of N. J. J. Rd.. lduviug Penn. R. R. Depot at Jersey City;— A. Id. dally for Havorstraw, West -Point, Cornwall, Newburgb, Kingston and Albany. A, M. dally. Albany and Montreal, li. 11 :1s A. M. daily, except Sunday) fcr Cranston's, West Point, Kingston, New Pales, Lakes Mohonk and Mlnnewaska, Caukill Mountains, Albany, Saratoga and Lake George. Parlor Car to Albany. U:M P. M„ CONTINENTAL LIMITED, dalty, fsr Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, BuffaTlo, Niagara Falls, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicalo. and St. Louia Arrives Chicago and St. LuLj next afternoon. Dining Car attached. ' - C. 8:45 P. M. dally, except Sunday, for C'flb fers, Cranston’s, West Point, Cornwall, Ne urgh and intermediate stations to Albany ; ®:is,,p' ¥•> ph'cago and St. Louis Limlte daily, for Montreal. Utica Syracuse, Ro. ester, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Toronto, D i trolt, Cleveland, Chicago and St. Louis. ■ » »:0« P. M. dally, except Sunday, for Utic**** Syracuse, Roohestar, Buffalo, Niasam*). Falls, Hamilton and Toronto. da-lly, for Albany, SyracusS?* Rochester, Buffalo, Niagara Fulls. ronto, Detroit, Cleveland and Chicago. B. C.—Leaves Brooklyn Annex:—B, 10:45 A. M.; C, 2:46 P. M. Jersey city. P. R. R. Station:-B, U:2« A. M.; C, S:35 P. M. Haverstraw Locals:—1-6:45 A. M. (W. 4id street 7:15 A. M.): -|-2:30, -|-4:15, -1-505. -1-5:45. -1-7:30, ||»:4d aiid ni:& P. M. Newburgh Locals: -|-S:3o, *10:05 A. M.; -1-5:00, 'SOS, Kingston Local, -|-1:*0 P. M. •Dally. ||Sundays only. -|-Except Sunday. Wagner Sleeping Care for Albany. Utica. Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo. Niagara Falla, Detroit, Cleveland and Chicago *u through trains. Westcott’s Express check baggage through to destination. For Cab or Carriage, ’phone 4950 Cortlandt. For tickets, time-tables, parlor and sleeping car accommodations or Information apply offices:—Brooklyn, Nos. 538, 333, 72« Fulton street; Annex Office, foot of Fulton street. New York City: Nos, 113, 415, 671 and 121« Broadway: No. 61 West One Hundred and Twenty-flfth street, and at Stations. C. E. LAMBERT, Gen'I Passenger Agent, Grand Central Station. New York LEHIGH VALLEY. leave Pennsylvania Railroad Static ii' except Sunday. Other trains dally. c 7.14 A.M. Local tor EASTON. 8.* 3 A.M. For BUFFALO. NIAGARA FALLS and West, and principal local points. Parlor and Dining Cars. Connects tor Coal Branches. + +12.14P.M "BLACK DIAMOND EX PRESS. Handsomest tram In the world Limited to seating capacity. Due Buffalo 9.S5 P. M.: connecting with through Sleepers to Detroit and Chicago. Dining cat sendee a la carte. f For WILKES-BARRK 1.18P.M. (SCRANTON, Coal t4.22 P.M. 1 Branches and intermo Ldiate points. 5.83 P.M. 6.23 P.M. Local for MAUCH CHUNK. CHICAGO Vestibule Limited. ThroughSleeping Cars to Chicago and Toronto 8.1 o P. M. Exposition Express tor BUFFALO and TORONTO. 8.1 T P. M. BUFFALO and Chicago. For ITHACA, ROCHESTER West Sleeping Cars to SOUTH PLAINFIELD and BOUND BROOK loos s 9.53 *%wZ «.« *ttd 6.38' daily except and 9.45 P. M. Sunday. Tickets and Pullman ___aft P«a* sylvanla Railroad station. N. Y. Transfer Co. will call for and check haggag* ftom hotels Or residence through to destination. LADIES »K. KlHO>l (t»r Onn ln>4 PENNYROYAL PILLS. ^ soooials. A trial Vtli MBtises yea *ftbeir intrinsic valu« in cam of sayproMloa. #«ni tea ««u for «ample and book. All Prunista or by mail $1 JO box. KINS MEDICINE CO., Sox 1930, E83T0N, MASS.