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ONE CENT ■:>m I.AST ibtTiON. LA8T EDITIOH* -YOL xn -NOT~3264 ~ " JERSEY CITY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1900._ PRICE ONE^CEXT.^ THE RIVER ROAD. Freeholders Will Introduce a Bill Authorizing Its Improvement. DEPORTS OF INSTITUTIONS Counselor Griffin Suggests That Accidents Be Im mediately Reported. Freeholders Fallon, the two Kellys, Tremble and McGee were the absentees from the meeting of the Board yesterday afternoon. Morris, Wheeler & Co. for mally notified the Board that they have claims against Contractor W. G. Trieste for supplies furnished for the construction of the Pacific avenue bridge over the Morris Canal, and asked that payment to Mr. Trieste be -withheld until their accounts with him are settled. The re quest was referred to the Committee on South Bridges. Clerk Egan reported that the North Jersey Street Railway Compand had paid $300 for the use of the Clay and Bridge street bridges during the six months end ing December 1, 1899. H. J. Egan was appointed drug clerk at the Almshouse at a salary of $660 a year. Louis Ringhoff and Otto Kolbe were appointed underkeepers at the Pen itentiary to nil vacancies. Warden Grimes was authorized to give receipts for the money paid for keeping Govern ment prisoners at the Penitentiary. Counsellor Griffin and the Legislative Committee were directed to draw up a bill authorizing the Board to issue bonds for the improvement of the Passaic River Road. The bill will be Introduced in the Legislature. The Committee on Finance submitted the following report of their investigation of Collector Hugh Dugan’s books and ac counts:— In obedience to the duties devolved upon yc ur Committee of Finance^ and Audit to examine the aceounte of the County Collector and Clerk of your Board for the fiscal year ending No vember 30, 1899, the committee respect fully report that they have “ptf.’iVv examined 3,646 vouchers. The County Collector had in hand on December 1, 1898, $142,341.23, which added to $2,<W), 931 22 collected by the County Collec tor from all sources, amounts to the sum of *2,223,178.45. The disbursements made during the fiscal year, as shown by the vouchers, amount to the bum of $2,130,735.47, leaving a balance in the hands of the County Collector on No vember 30, 1899, of $92.44—98. The entire accounts, receipts and disbursements of the County Collector, which your committee^ investigated and find correct and exact in every par ticular extend, of course, far beyond hose in which the Clerk has no con Counsellor Griffin presented the follow ing f*f>mmnn<pfl.tiQ.nr which explains it* self in trying accident cases against your Board I have experienced considerable difficulty by reason of the/act that it has not been the practice, when an accident happens, to report the facts and circumstances, together wun names of witnesses, either to your Board or your attorneys ijfcnd as such suits are not brougi.it, as a rule, tor a long time after the happening ot the accidents, we are cypipelled to re ly upon the best reco jection of the employes in the matter, and some times these employes are changed, thus increasing the difficulty. I would suggest that you pass a resolution, which I have prepared, pro viding that on the happening of any accident whereby the county might ✓be sued or a cause of action might irise in favor of the county, the em ploye or employes in charge of the place or works where the accident / happens, report in person forthwith / to either the attorney or counsel of I vour Board, to the end that a mem '% orandum of the facts in the> case may I be made and the names of the wit 0 % ascertained. *_k-e wardens of the Almshouse and ®nitentiary submitted their reprtos for December as follows:— TAlmshouse—Inmates, male adults, 323; iale minors, 124; female adults, 162; fe male minors, 76; employees, 27. Total, 712. Coft of provisions. $2,700.26; clothing, 149 iji- miscellaneous, $2,071.51; salaries, $1,372.10; coal, $1,335.58. Total, $7,528.00. Average per capita, $10.57. ^ Penitentiary—Male prisoners, 127; fe male 28; male employes, 28; female* em ployes, 4. Total, 187. Cost of provisions, $1,164.17; clothing, $156; miscellaneous, *448.35; salaries, $1,859.66; coal, $666.45. To tal $4,294.63; average per capita, $22.96 3-8. Receipts for sale of crushed stone, bar rels and costs of a prisoner’s trial, $292.83. Crushed stone quaried during the month, 799% yards. A resolution providing for the lease of Allan L. McDermott’s former residence, ,at Pavonia avenue and Willow Court, was introduced by Freeholder Keating and eferred to the Finance Commitee. If the big mansion Is leased It will be made an anftex to the Court House and be used lor various purposes, more particularly lor the accommodation of lawyers and their witnesses and for waiting witnesses. It is well known that the Court House is utterly inadequate to the needs of the county and has been so for many years. The building of the Hall of Records pro vided a temporary relief, but It was only temporary. The growing business of the county has made the present accommoda tion utterly inadequate. The rental of the McDermott buiding, if it is leased, will be $1,000 a year. The refusal of some of the contractors, especially James Soden, the shoe contrac tor to furnish the supplies contracted for, was the subject of a Jong discussion before the meeting. At the meeting a resolution was adopted directing Clerk Egan to re advertise for bids. County Attorney Young reported that he had commenced suit against John J. Kelly, *the dry goods contractor, and his bondsmen, Samuel McGlbney and Na thaniel E. Smith; for failing to carry out the contract last year. The Board pur chased the goods in open market and the euit is for the difference in the price. The Committee on South Bridges was authorized to prepare plans and advertise for bids for the construction of a bridge over the Pennsylvania Railroad at Bald An Old and Well Tried Remedy. Mr® Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for ' children teething should always be used lor cissldren while teething. It softens the turns, allay® .the pain, cures wind colic ir.d is the beet remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle. ---9 win avenue. The Board w>ili meet again on January 25, NEW FREEHOLDER. Mr. Tierney Claims a Seat By the Law of 1895—Change In Representation. William J. Tierney, the newly appointed Freeholder from Harrison, made his ap pearance at the meeting of the Board yesterday afternoon and presented his credentials. He had a certificate from County Clerk Fisher that he had been duly appointed by the Town Council of Harrison in December last, under a law of 1898, relating to the government of towns and also an act governing the representation of incorporated towns in Boards of Chosen Freeholders, which was approved March 22, 1899. The certificate also set forth that Mr. Tierney had taken the oath of office before Justice Lippineott and had furnished the requir ed bonds with Peter Hauck and Stephen Tierney as bondsmen. The law under which Mr. Tierney claims membership in the Board provides for two Freeholders for each incorporated town regardless of population. The law of 1894 on which the present representa tion in the Board is based provides for one member from each ward in cities of the first class, two from cities of the second class and from towns and town ships o boroughs with less than 10,000 in habitants. Guttenburg, Wee'hawken, Har rison, West New York, North Bergen and the Borough of Hast Newark are in the latter class with one Freeholder each. If Mr. Tierney's ealim is valid and Har rison is entitled to another representa tive in the (Board because it is an in corporated town, Guttenberg and W est New York, which are also incorporated towns, can make the same claim for an additional representative. North Bergen, although a township, is also likely to come in after the next census, which, it is confidently expected, wil show a popu lation in excess of 10,000. There is a possi- , bility therefore that the next Board may j consist of thirty-two members. Mr Tierney's credentials were referred to the Finance Committee and Counselor Griffin for consideration. Freeholder Riordan, of Harrison, is not in favor of seating Mr. Tierney. * Mr. Tierney was a member of the Board in 1887-88. HORSE BLANKET MADE TROUBLE. In Unraveling the'Case tie Detective Stumlled Over Another Matter. A horse blanket caused a very com plicated case in the First Criminal Court, this morning. "William Johnson, 22 years old, of No. 411 Third street, was ar rested about four o'clock yesterday after noon, while trying to dispose of the blanket at Mayer’s pawshop, on Warren street. He told Officer Parks, who made the arrest, that the blanket had been givem him fay William Robinson, who was living with a colored woman named Susan Davis, at No. 411 Third street. Detective Lee, wass assigned to the. case. He went up to the address given by Johnson. Robinson, who was there, denied any knowledge of the blanket. He said he knew Johnson only by his visits to the Davis woman. Detective Lee then learned that the neighbors had complain ed of the house kept by the Davis woman. He wont back to the place and arrested Mrs. Davis on a charge of keeping a dis orderly house and Robinson with being a disorderly person. The prisoners were arraigned before Justice Nevin, this morning, who adjourn ed the case until tomorrow morning. MEN WERE NEAR CHICKENS SO— William Dorgan, thirty years old, of No. 316 Warren street; Thomas Murtha, twen ty-two years old, of No. 314 Warren street, and George Smith, nineteen years -old, of No. 125 Steuben street, were arrested by Detective Dee, of the Gregory street sta tion, at 8:30 o'clock last night, charged with stealing chickens. When arraigned befre Justice Nevin, in the First Criminal Court, this morning, the men denied hav ing stolen, the chickens a/id said they knew nothing of them. Detective Lee said: "When I was walk ing through Railroad avenue last night, I heard chickens crowing. I looked around and found a bag containing several of them. The three prisoners were within flve feet of the bag, so I placed them un der arrest. Justice Nevin adjourned the case until tomorrow. The prisoners were held in $500 bail. < _ v FLOODED HIS ENEMY. A grudge held by Michael Gallagher, of (Mb. 233 Fifteenth street, against the family living on the floor beneath, got Gallagher In trouble last night. He was arrested by Ghanceman Coyle, of the Seventh street station house, on complaint of Henry Moser, of No. T9 Academy street, charged, with malicious mischief, Moser is the owner of the Fifteenth street house. It is alleged that Gallagher deliberately out a water pipe In his apartments and allowed the water to flow .through his floor and the ceiling beneath. He wanted to flood his enemy out. Gallagher denied he had cut the pipes. He said the dold had frozen the water ahd the uipes had burst. Gallagher was held in $500 bail until tomorrow, so that the pipes could be inspected by a plumber. RECEIVED STOLEN GOODS. Frank Capnano, the Italian junk dealer, of No. 32 Railroad avenue, was arraigned before Justice Nevin in the First Crimi nal Court this morning charged with re ceiving stolen property. Several weeks ago Michael Malone, the Henderson street plumber, was robbed by a dishonest boy who was in his employ. The property was disposed of to Capnano, who failed to make a proper entry of the purchase on his books as is required by law. Cap nano plead* Ignorance of the ordinance. Justice Nevin found the man guilty and fined him $50. Capnano’s license allows him to do busi- . ness at No. 18 Railroad avenue. No. 32 Is a saloon owned by the prisoner’s fa ther. MRS. HENftY WINDECKER DEAD. Henry Windeeker, a well known resi dent of the Heights, is bereaved by the death of his wife, yc„ /rday, at 'her home, No. 103 Astor place, after a brief illness. Mrs. Windeeker was sixty years of age. She hitd been a resident of the Heights for many years and had a large circle of friends. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2:30 OP. M. ROBERT BURNS’ DINNER. The Robert Burns dinner, yearly given by the Caledonian Society of this county, will take place on January 25, at P. Mc Cree's Caledonian House. Mantgomery street. There will be many distinguished guests there, including the haggles. BOY’S MAD FREAK Young Hoffmeyer Slashed His Wrist Because He Was Reproved By His Teachej/ Robert Hoffmeyer, a/ten year old pupil of School No. 7, HoJjrfce'n, stabbed himself in the wrist yejRafeay with a penknife be cause his t^rcher had reproached him. Robert <afme to class with dirty hands, and MJ&s Messenger, the teacher, admon ishedThim. That made tHe lad angry and be began to cry. When further reproved: he pulled out a cheap penknife and began plunging it into his left wrist. While doing so he kept screaming and running around the class room. The other pupils became alarmed when they saw 4he blood spurting from1 the cut wrist. Miss Messenger quieted them, however, and: succeeded in talcing the knife away from, the boy. Hoffmeyer continued crying, and said he would never come to school with dirty hands again. Miss Messenger could not be seen today. WANTS REGATTA HELD HERE. Valencia Boat Club Co-operates With Metropolitan Organisation. The following newly elected officers of the Valencia Boat Club were Installed last evening at a meeting held in the Hudsjn Square boathouse, Hoboken:—O. A. Leh mann, ' President; James Speer, Vice President; Henry Killian, Secretary, George Tompkins, Treasurer; Henry Walker, Captain; W. Grempler, Lieuten ant; A. Schocke, A. Gels and W. Jones, Trustees; W. Horoun, Chairman of House Committee; Prank Doyan, Chairman of Entertainment Committee. The Valencia oarsmen are co-operating with the other clubs in the Metropolitan district in the attempt being made to have the annual regatta of the N. A. A. O. brought to the Harlem River this year. Last season it was held at Saratoga. The metropolitan clubs believe they can raise •a fund to have that part of the river over looking the Speedway dredged for a racing course. A better place for the National Regatta could not be .had, they say. A meeting to discuss the scheme will be held at Waldorf-Astoria next Tuesday. H Walker, W. Grempler and James Speer will be the Valencia's delegates to this meeting. PIONEER VEREIN RECEPTION. The Ladies Surprised Their Hus bands Last Night. At the meeting of the German Pioneer Verein, last evening, the ladies of the Verein surprised the gentlemen by hold ing a reception at Verein Headquarters, Jersey avenue and Second street. The evening was pent in music and dancing. Mr. Henry Kahlert sang, Mr. Edward Me- I Donnell, recited and the features of the j evening was a Virginia reel in which ; everybody participated. The reception was not over until two o’clock in the morning. Among those present were:—Mr. and Mrs. Frank &allery, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lowry, Mr. and Mrs. Charles SteMman, Mr. and Mrs.' Jacob Ringle, Mr. and Mrs. Weimann, Sheriff and Mrs. Carl Ruemp ler, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Helntze, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Klussmann, Mr. and Mrs. Fischletn and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Finke. The Christmas donation to the Raymond Roth Home on Garfield avenue, amounted to J250. TOO COLD FOR HOBOKEN SCHOOL Teachers In the Annex Klndergarden, at the Hoboken Turn Verein, yesterday complained to Miss Elizabeth Allen, prin cipal of the Training School, that the children were unable to give attention to their work because of the extreme cold In the class room. The building is heated by a range in tile cellar, but the plant has been found to be inadequate. Miss Allen notified Secretary Kerr of the Commission of Public Instruction of the state of affairs. The secretary, with Commissioner Keresey, visited the Turn Verein. They ordered the little ones dis missed at once. The janitor was then directed to have a big stove placed In the class room. This, with the range in the basement, heated the building suf ficiently to enable the tots to resume their work in comfort today. CAUGHT BIGGEST MAN IN GANG. Police Captain John P. Kelly, of the Seventh street station, gave orders to the men, as they left the station house last evening, to break up a gang of loaf ers which has its headquarters at the corner of Monmouth and Thirteenth streets. As the result, Chanceman Clarke gave chase to the gang last night. The men broke and fled In every direction. He picked out the biggest one In the crowd and followed him. The man was caught in a hallway on Monmouth street. At the station house the prisoner gave his name as Edward Dugan, of No. 229 Thirteenth street. He denied that he was In the crowd. Justice Nevin held the prisoner for further examination. CATHOLIC CLUB'S BIG EUCHRE. The committee of ladles who will have charge of the Catholic Club progressive euchre at the clubhouse, on January 24, met last evening and completed arrange ments for the event. There will be 100 .prizes. The euchre promises to be one of the greatest events in the histry of t'he club. ___ TAILOR’S SIGN TOO LOW. Tailor B'asch, of No. 62 Newark avenue, was summoned to the First Criminal Court this- morning charged with violating a city ordinance. The sign in front of his store is entirely too low. 'Basch promised to raise his sign to the proper length and was released. GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER. Frank Burke, who was tried in the Oyer and Terminer Court for the killing of William J'. Ooffey, Was found guilty of manslaughter. Justice Uppincott charged the jury in the afternoon and they reached a verdict inside of two hours. "He laughs best who laughs last.” If you take Hood's Sarsaparilla you may laugh first, last and all tho time, fflr It will make you well. OUR TASTEFUL DESIGNS | - OP GAS PORTABLE LAHPS Are the talk ot every household. OUR PATRONS are invited to call at our offices to inspect our various appliances. GAS In the household has the advantages and NONE OF THE DISADVANTAGES of other means of Lighting, Heating and Cooking. Tasteful Gas Fixtures, Globes, Shades and Gas Lamps add very greatly to the attractive ness of the rooms in the house. GAS IS THE EIGHT FOR ALL. A Gas Fire throws a cheerful glow around, and is recommended for general use. Gas Radiators and Heaters of ornamental design sold at cost. We pipe old houses below cost. The Hudson County Gas Conpany 116 Monticello Avenue. 109-111 Montgomery Street. TEB- 10 B BERQEN- 327 Central Avenue. TEL. 188 ft 168 A, JERSEY CITY. ± St^t, Hoboken. ^ H°B°KBN 201 Avenue D, Bayonne. _TEU 300 HOBOKBN- 41 Fourteenth St., Hoboken TEL. 58 BAYONNE. 423 Spring St., West Hoboken. TEL. 264 HOBOKBN. TEL. 76 UNION. FIRE DEPARTMENT SALE Old Horses, Hose, Etc., Sold for a Good Sum—Er rickson’s Plans.' The public auction sale Which took plac6 • at Fire Headquarters on Bay street, yee- j terday afternoon, attracted a large crowd j of bidders. The bidding for the horses, tenders, old hose and iron was very spir- , ited, and the -Commissioners were grati- I fled with the excellent results of the sale. The list of the property, the amounts paid and the buyers follow:— Lot No. 1—One black horse “Jack,” pur chased by James Wilson-, $30; lot No. 2, one black horse “Nigger," purchased by E. Barkann,. $32; lot No. 3, one bay horse, “Jim,” purchased by J.-H. Jobes, $36.50; lot No. 4, one bay horse, “Billy,” purchas ed by G. Main, $33; lot No. 5, one gray horse, “Jim,” purchased by M. Samuels & Sons, $68; lot No. 6, one gray horse, “Hook and Ladder Fire Jack,” purchased , by James Gillen, $27. Lot No. 7, one lot rubber hose, 393 lbs., at 6 3-4 cents, purchased by Henry Hage man, $26.46. Lots 8 and 9 combined, consisting of j one lot of rubber hose, 1,370 lbs., and one i lot rubber hose of 942 lbs., and one lot rubber hose 1,443 lbs., making a total of 3,755 lbs., purchased by New York Con- j d’ensed Milk Company, at 6 3-4 cents per ! lb., $253.46; lot No. 10, one lot rubber hose, 1,310 lbs., at 6 1-4 cents per lb., purchased by E. Stockwell for $81.87; lot No. 11, one lot cotton hose, 2,980 lbs., at 1 7-8 cents per lb., purchased by E. Kane tor $o5.87, lot No 12, one lot old iron, 65 cents per 100 lbs $23.01; lot No. 13, one four-wheel tender" purchased by James Murray for $7- lot No. 14, one four-wheel tender, pur chased by James Murray for $8; lot No. 15 one two-wheel tender, purchased by JaTTeStowrerrayanSrb?eii. situated at No &0E_n?|ee tmalarnoTnt1 of^afeTaml t0The'money realized by yesterday's sale - will be added to the amount left <>ver *rom the recent sale of the bell tower property, out of which two new atea“ers ^ave ^ mirchased at a cost of $4,000. lnere fetm remains nearly $1,300. With this money the Commissioners intend to purchase a new supply station for the department and if possible start the long needed train ing school for the men of the department. Commissioner Erickson since he first en tered the Board advocated this as one of the necessities of the department, and it has been his ambition to start a school in this city, which would be of great benefit to the men. . Another idea of the Commissioner is to have a. searchlight for the department similar to that now In use in New York ! Citv He imtend9 when the new steamers, ; Which are now' being built arrive, to take one of the old ones, which they will re place and attach a dynamo and crank to it These two plans of the Commissioner will not go into effect at onuce, but he hopes that in a very short time they will be working and the department will then equal any in the country. « WANSER CLUB OFFICERS, — The Annual Election Was Held East Night. The annual meeting of the Wanser Re publican Club was held last night. Ac counts of the previous year were closed and approved, and these officers were chosen- for 1900:—John Weastell, President; John D. Story, First Vice-President; J. L. Addison, Second Vice-President; Getorge Robertson, Secretary; E. B. Jackson, Arms. These trustees were also elected:— Edward W. Woolley, Louis Stubenvoll, John Lane, George Decker and- John Nichol. The coming election of officers for the County Committee was discussed by the menibers.p All feel confident of the suc cess of the ring ticket. PRINCETON CLUB’S SMOKER The Princeton Club, last night, enjoyed a ‘‘smoker.” It was an elegant affair. The co4y clubrooms were filled with mem bers of the club and an excelent pro gramme was furnished. Among those present were—Ex-Alder man J. T. McCoobery, August Furst, John Fagan, H. Stuhr, Thomas Madden, G. Stebbins, John Purcell, R. Ture, W. Cambell, W. F. Fairdue, A. Harris: H. Luetzin, A. W. English, Louis Fischer, Robert Urquehardt, John Kennedy. M. J. Kennedy, Ai. Foster, Matthew Judge, A. Slillivan, James K. Mftrphy, G. Meicrderch, E. W. Jackson, Louia*‘Jack son, John Fagan. CURLEY GETS $9,112,10. Justice Lippincott handed down a (de cision this morning in the suit of Con tractor Michael Curley for extra work) on the Boulevard. Curley sued the Free holders for $14,000, and Justice Lippincott awarded him $9,112.10. ■ ik • ■ .• ’• .u.. '-c’ HOBOKEN POLICE STUPIDITY Officious Officers Arrest Two New York Detectives Doing Their Duty. Patrolman George Whitlock was stand ing at the Hoboken entrance to the Bar clay street ferry the other dfay when he noticed two well dressed strangers acting suspiciously. They kept walking up and down eyeing passersby. They might be pickpockets, the Hoboken limb of the law thought, at any rate they would bear watching. The patrolman accordingly watched. Soon after Whitlock first saw them Su perintendent Heffernan of the Hoboken Ferry Company approached the men and inquired their business. “That’s none of yours,” one replied. “You had better let us alone.” Heffernan then summoned Whitlock, who demanded the reason for their pres ence in the ferry house. The men re fused to answer. Whitlock then told them that unless they moved on he would lock them up. The twain smiled and boarded a Washington street car. Whit lock got angry, chased after the car and brought the men to Police Headquarters. To Captain Hayes they submitted cre dentials showing them to be full fledged New York detectives from the Central Office. “We have a big case on our hands,” one of them explained, “and thought we could spot an important witness by lying in wait for him' at the ferrylh'ouse on this side. We wanted to keep the case mum. Of course you’ll let us go on the strength of the proof we've offered of our identity.” “That goes without saying,” replied Captain Hayes. The detectives are well known in Man hattan. __ BUFF GETS TWO YEARS. _ Ha Eacapad Frum Reform School and Committed a Robbary. Judge Blair sentenced a few law break ers yesterday. Frank Buff, alias Dunn, who stole $122 from Mrs. Minnie Stack, of No. 121 1-2 Bergenline avenue, Union Hill, was sentenced to State Prison for two years. Buff has a bad record. He escaped from the Reform School three times and it was during one of these stolen vacations that he robbed Mrs. Stack. Charles Dorn was sent to the Peniten tiary for six months for stealing wire from the North Hudson County Railway Company's tracks in North Bergen. Sentence was suspended in the case of William Schuman, who pleaded guilty of obtaining money under false pretenses. Schuman is an insurance agent in New York and orocured some customers here which he had no authority to do. After ward he wanted his customers to go to New York and get their policies, but they refused, and one of them caused his arrest. STOOD BY THEIR OLD COMPANION Old Fire Horse Was Bought In By Members of His Company. ‘■Jim/’ th eold bay horse that for so many years had elicited admiration from “the natives” in his heroic efforts to drag old No. 10 Are engine to scenes of great conflagrations, was recently con signed to the list of ’’superannuated.” He was put up for sale at auction yester day. There are some people whom Imagine they saw him droop his head while small bids were made for his possession. Quickly as some speculator advanced the bid members of No. 10 Engine responded and “Jim” was finally stricken off to them for J27. FUNERAL OF JAMES MURRER. The funeral of James Murrer took place from St. Joseph’s Church this morning. The funeral was one of the largest that 'has taken place on the Heights in some time. Mgr. Seitore celebrated solemn high mass. Large delegations from the ivnights of Columbus, the Catholic Benevolent Legion and other societies of which the ex-Coroner was a member attended; the funeral. The pttll bearers weTe Surrogate James H Lillis. ex-Surrogate James H. O’Neill, James MeGibney, ex-Alder man Mullins, Samuel Nagle. High School Principal. The body was. buried in St. Peter’s Ceme tery. CHIEF MURPHY GREATLY IMPROVED Chief Murphy is continuing to improve. He will be able to sit up in bed in a few days. Not withstanding the progress, all visitors to tihe Chief are refused admit tance. It will be a week or two before the Chief will be able to receive callers. ^7-7&aK 7.- 7 £&,£ ' WOULDN’T DESERT HIS DOG So Livermore and Kairser Were Committed to the County Jail Together. “I owe Kaiser my life, and sooner than part with him, I’m willing to lose it." The words were addressed yesterday to Poormaster Barck in a tremulous, stab bing voice, and the speaker, a burly man dressed, or rather covered by a long, threadbare overcoat, looked with tearful eyes at an ungainly-looking canine that sat on the floor beating a tattoo on the boards with its stump tail. It was one of those nondescripts, without a pedigree, which 'are generally characterized “yel low,” and he looked his approval of his master’s protest of devotion. “No, Kaiiser,” exclaimed the man, as he lifted the animal in his arms and began to stroke its head, “they can’t separate us. We have no one but each other, and we’ll die together if we can’t do any better.” It was a pathetic scene, and the sequel was more pathetic still. The man. Edward Livermore, fifty-two years old, thin and gaunt from hunger, had been driven by the winter’s cold from his only shelter, a canal boat in the Fifteenth street basin, and had called to seek admission to the almshouse. "I guess I can accommodate you," re marked the Poormaster, “but I can dq nothing for Kaiser. There is no county^ institution for the care of vagrant dogs, so you will have to bid him good-bye." The man’s face fell as if he were about to part from the dearest friend on earth, and it was then that he made the simple, but eloquent protest recorded. In explana tion he told his story as follows:— “You see, I had a canalboat once, but it sank one night, and but for Kaiser here I would not be here to tell you all about it. I was sleeping soundly in my bunk when I felt something pulling the bed clothing from me, and a short time later Kaiser here poked his snout against my face, howling from time to time in the most dismal way imaginable. I was just beginning to rub the sleep from my eaps when I heard a strange gurgle, and all at once the water came pouring down the hatchway'. I had barely time to save myself, and would have been lost but for Kaiser. At that time I vowed to keep -sj ajii anUM. pun poA[i j SB 3uo[ se uijq mains he and I will weather the storm together.” The tears had begun to trickle down the hunger-pinched face, while Kaiser looked with almost human intelligence into Mr. Barck’s face, “I don’t see what I can do,” answered the poormaster, considerably moved by the man’s extraordinary appeal, but you can tell y'our story to the recorder.” Later on Livermore and his four-footed friend appeared before Recorder Stanton and he repeated his story. “Kaiser’s all I have, Judge,” he plead, “and I won’t part with him no matter what it costs me.” “Well,” answered the recorder, “I won’t be so hard with you as Mr. Barck. I will send you to the County Jail for thir ty days, and,” he added* laughingly, “I will include Kaiser in the commitment.” A happier or more contented pair never entered a Fifth avenue mansion than gaunt, hungry Ed. Livermore and his dog Kaiser. TUXFORD LOST HIS BET. «BIair Did What the Englishman Thought No Court Would Do. Alfred Tuxford, a talkative little Eng- I lishman, was tried in the Special Sessions j Court yesterday afternoon for atrocious assault and battery on Patrick Whalen ! and Robert Reurey. The three men were lodgers in the Universal lodging house on the night of December 16. Whalen testified that he was on his way to the bathroom when Tuxford stabbed , him several times with a knife. Tuxford, he said, was crazy drunk and standing in the middle of the floor. Beurey told a similar story. (He was coming from the bathroom when the de fendant stabbed him. The witnesses agreed that an interval of ten minutes elapsed between the two stabbings. They were taken to the City Hospital to have their wounds dressed. Tuxford, who talked very much and very rapidly7 admitted that he had cut the complainants, but said that they were choking and robbing him and he only cut them enough to defend himself. At the police station, after he was ar rested, he said that he cut them for iden tification. He yesterday offered on the witness stand to bet that no court in the country would convict him under the circumstances. Judge Blair convicted him. TRUST COMPANY RESUMES NEW YORK. Jan. 5, 1900.—The trustees of the New York Produce Exchange Trust Company have made all arrangements for the resumption of business next Wednes day. General Samuel Thomas. Vice-Presi dent of the reorganized company, author izes the statement that When the doors open again every depositor who may de sire 'his money will be paid in full. He adds that he Is unable to say at this time just what new Interests will be held on tho day the company resumes business. • COMMERCIAL TRUST COMPANY OF NEW JERSEY. 55 MONTGOMERY STREET. Capital ..... $000,000 a-urplu* ..... 000,000 This company is prepared to transact a General Trust and Banking Business. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS. Money Loaned on Bond and Mortgage and Approved Securities. OFFICERS. JOHN W. IIA Ft DEN BERG E(..™,.Prea««rt ROBERT ». ROSS, f...Vic. OSCAR L. GUBEIiSAN..See. and Treast directors. JOSEPH^' JO*** w hARDENBERQH> n thayer robb, ;} > ii?. AUERBACH. J. H. HYDE, ROBERT 8. ROSsU MABrr^SrL .?ARN,£:Y' ROBERT M. JARVI3, EDWIN A. STEVENS. fi vrTnrrSr nJtVSA GUSTAV E. KISSEL, BENJAMIN L. STOWED ' . pUIFT)TT.BmMmK,TTo LUTHER KOUNTZE, EBEN B. THOMAS. BLAIR. HENRY LE-MBECK. MYLES TIERNEY. JAMES A- MAgDONALD, AUGUSTUS H. VANDEIt S^LLIAM BRINKERHOFF, FRANK J. MATHEWS. POEL, JOHN D. CARSCALLEN, ALLAN L. McDERMOTT, JOHN J. VOORHEES, JAMES G. MORGAN, GEORGE W. YOUNG, JACOB J. DETWILLER, AUQUSTU3 ZABRlSKIS. Capital $2,000,000. Surplus $2,250,000 WLnxUtl Stales Mortgage Sc %xmt <&o. The Mutual Life Building, 59 CEDAR STREET, NEW YORK. STATEMENT December 30th, 1899. ASSETS. United States Bonds. $2,307,411 00 Other Stocks & Bonds 2,562,510 63 Mortgages.. 9,632,008 85 loans, Demand and lime. 7.320,132 07 Bills Purchased. 643,136 21 Keal f state. 141,076 70 Foreign Department.. 250,000 00 Accrued Interest Be ceivable. 354,681 29 Cash on hand and in 3,123,454 99 bank. $26,334.411 74 LIABILITIES. Capital.$2,000,000 00 Surplus. 2,250,000 00 Endivided Profits.... 162,903 8l\ Deposits. 13,786,350 10 \ Mortgage Trust Bonds 8,000,000 00 / Accrued Interest Pay- / able. 131,138 08/ Certified Cheeks. 6,022 251 ■-\jl $26,3S4,4lVv zS OFFICERS. GEORGE W. YOUNG..'.President LUTHER KOUNTZE. Vice-President JAMBS T1MPSON.td Vice-President ARTHUR TURNBULL.M Vice-President CLARK WILLIAMS. Treasurer WILLIAM P. ELLIOTT. Secretary RICHARD M. HURD..i„.Asst. Secretary CALY RT BREWER.Asst. Treasurer ALEXANDER PHILLIPS.Man’* FoPa Dept. DIRECTORS. Samuel D. Babcock Robert A."Grann 133 Richard A. McCurdy Wm. H. Baldwin, Jr. • P. P. Haven, Jr. Theodore Morford Frederick O. Barton Charles R. Henderson Robert Olyphant C. Ledyard Blair Gustav E. Kissel Charles M. Pratt Dumont Clarke Luther Kountze James Tlmpson Charles D. Dickey Charlton T. Lewis Bben B. Thomas William P. DUon George W. Young -i * ^ — * ,-rs *__te DON’T WANT TROUBLE. But Ladies’ Aid No. 2 Will Do As It Pleases With Money —So There I Ladies’ Aid Society No. 2 of the Ger man Hospital and Dispensary Fund As : sociation has issued a circular announc ing a masquerade social to be held Wed nesday evening, January 10, at Columbia Hall. The event will be tender the direct management of the Busy Bee Benevolent Society, which is a branch organization of Ladies’ Aid Society No. 2. The cir cular further states that the social is for the benefit of the sick and needy. This statement Is significant in view of the fact that the auxiliary societies are supposed to turn over all funds to the main organization. In this matter, how ever, the ladies will not recognize the authority of the Board of Directors and will dispose of the proceeds attending to their own sweet will. One of the members said last evening that, while the society did net wish to antagonize the Board of Directors, it would certainly reserve the right to ex pend ai. moneys in the future as it deem ed proper. That any feeling of hostility exists against the main society is denied, although in view of the previous strained relations the present action seems omi The Board of Directors will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight at Co lumbia Hall, Ocean and Cator avenues. 'Matters in connection with the recently purchased site will be discussed. BID FOR HARMONY. Officers of Company K Ask Men to Bury the Hatchet. 1 Captain Frank Bteigleitter and Lleuten- ! ant J. Connell of Company K, Fourth Regiment, have Issued a circular to the i members of the company, asking them to forget all past dissensions, which nearly disrupted the company, and to work In harmony for the success of the company, i The circular further asks the members to I attend the- drills regularly in order to improve the standing of the company and ! also to carry out social programmes suc cessfully. In conclusion the circular says that with undivided support this aim can be acocmplished and Company K will again flourish as in years gone by. The annual reception of the company will be held on February 26. TONIGHT’S EVENTS. “The Girl In the Barracks.” at the1 Academy of Music. “America’s Greatest Vaudeville Stars, at the Bon Ton Theatre. •Meeting, Board of Managers, German Hospital and Dispensary Fund Associa tion. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 1900—Forecast for t>he thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Saturday. For New York City and vicinity:—Partly cloudy weather tonight and Saturday; light fresh southerly winds. NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 1900.—The local Weather Bureau today gave out the fol °WASH I NOTON, Jan. 5, 1900.—Tempera ture will be 40 degrees or above Saturday. No present indication of further hard freeze for next few days. Hartmett's Tkemometrieal Report Jan. 4. * Deg.|Deg. 5. Deg. 3 P. ,M. 821 6 A. M. S3 6 P. M. 33! 9 A. M.. 37 9 P. M.S3|13 noon. 33 1? midnight.3Sj --...... 1. ■■ —■ - MA.XTXX3 or r*cz —New Jersey’s best flour costs 25c. mere p barrel than ordinary flour, but wortli a della extra. Wholesale only at D. XL Cleary Cgi/a stores, Greene and Montgomery stceetf. . DIED. WINDBCKER—On Thursday, Jan. 4, 1900, Catherine L. wife of Henry Windecker, aged 60 years. Friends and relatives are respectfully Invited to attend her funeral on Sunday. January 7, at 2:30' o’clock, from her late residence. No. 103 Astor place, KELLY—Suddenly, on Tuesday, Jan, 3, 1900, Michael Kelly, ' eloved sob of the late Michael and an Kelly, V Relatives and friends, also members of crew of auxiliary cruiser Badger, are re sgictfully Invited to attend the funeral from his late residence. No. 27« Baldwin avenue, Saturday, Jan. t, at 1* A, M. New York, Plainfield and Hoboken papers please copy. launanii cunm Was the first "Landscape Lawn Cemetery” In the State. Lot ewnere hare a# expense tea care of grounds, ear ter fencing, a yen need a cemetery lot (and every fatally seeds one), you will be Interested In It* beauty nad neat ness, its modtrate prices and easy term* at payment. Office la Jersey City, 231 Washing ton street, over Provident Saving* Bark. Talk phone No. 521. REPORT OP THE CONDITION OP THE New Jersey Title Guarantee & Trust Com pany, located at Jersey City, N. J„ at the close of business on the thirtieth day of De cember, 1899 RESOURCES. Loans .. .. ...$8,917,387 25 Overdrafts (secured) . 2,29$ 34 Other bonds and stocks. Including premium on same................ .... $$6,309 00 Banking House .... 369,862 73 Other real estate .. $,976 91 Bonds and mortgages . 1,554,284 22 Due from National, State and pri vate banks and bankers and trust companies . 685,904 92 Checks and other cash items.* $4,989 V Cash on hand, viz:— U. S. currency and Nation al Bank notes.$172,716 QQ Gold coin ... 6,315 5Q Stiver coin .. 1,400 00 Nickels and cents. 94 53 -- 180.526 93 Title plant . 99,41$ ff $7,186,515 44 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in. $399,900 91 Undivided profits, less current ex penses and taxes.. 456,953 38 Individual deposit^ ..ru ble on demand / .$4,894,677 48 Demand certiflcutes of deposit . 425,269 23 Times * certificates of de . posit . 53,602 60 Certified checks . 13,794 75 Treasurer’s checks out standing .. . 23,767 $5 -1.410,111 & Liabilities other than those above stated:— Bonds of company outstanding.L100,090 09 Coupons unpaid on above. 19,420 09 $7,185,585 44 State of New Jersey, County of Hudson, sa:~ A. Q. Garretson, President, and J. E. Hu£* shizer, Jr., Treasurer, of The New Jersey Title Guarantee & Trust Company, being duly sworn, depose and say, and each for himself saith, that the above statement Is correct and true, to the bestiof his .knowlsd*e and belief. A. Q. GARRETSON, President. J. E. HULSHIZER, JR. Treasure** Subscribed and sworn to before me,) at Jersey City, N. J., this 30th) day of December, 1899. ) SARAH C. ROSS, (Seal.) Notary Public of N. J. Gorrect—Attest: E. F. C. YOUNG, GEO. P. PERKINS, OHAS. L. CORBIN, Dir*»ton. A