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ONE CENT LAST EDITION. votl^xiL-NorSm^ JERSEY CITY, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13. 1900. tAST EDITION. ONE CENT LAST EDITION. ^PRICE ONE~CENT. I NON-CONCURRED Result ol Finance Board Conference Regarding Water Resolution NO 70,000,000 GALLONS Mayor Reiterates His Opposi tion to the Proposal as Uneconomical. The Board of Finance this morning, af ter a' conference lasting over two nours, unanimously non-concurred in the two resolutions of the Street and Water Board in relation to the purchase of a *0,00G,000 gallons water plant. The first resolution was the notification to Contractor P. H. Flynn, requesting him to build the 70 million plant, and the sec ond notifying him that the city desires to huy the 70 -million plant for $S,745,000. At this morning's conference, in addi tion to the Finance Commissioners, there were present Mayor IT, Moos, Corporation Counsel A. L. McDermott, Corporation Attorney J. W. Queen and Private Secre tary E. A. Hoos. The argument in favor of the proposi tion was taken up. In substance it was as follows: The Stret and Water Board had come to the conclusion that the limit of a 50 million gallons supply for the city as contemplated in the first instance, would undoubtedly be reached' in 15 or 20 years at most if the consumption of water increas ed, as it has done in previous years at about 3 per cent. If then, that rate con tinued the 50 million supply would end in the time estimated. Hence, the Street and Water Board argued that it would be mofie economical for Jersey City to con tract now for a 70 million gallons supply rather than, the 50 million gallons plant. “How about the 31,116,000 difference in the price of the two?” said Commissioner Mullins, "the -interest on that figure at tthe present 3Vi rate of interest would mean over $40,000 a year.” The answer to this was made that it •would be cheaper even at that to buy the larger -plant than, wait for several years to gain, a more enlarged supply. Mr. Fer ris' argument at a previous conference was recalled, as follows-:—By ordering a 70 million gallon plant at once, with two pipe lines, the city will be a-ble to get this second rfiDe line on much more advan tageous terms than it would be able to get It if it waited for nine or ten years before ordering fine enlarged supply. The second pipe -could be laid and the water works could be enlarged much core -cheaper by the present contractor while he has the facilities on the ground 'than by the same contractor or some other contractor years hence. It would cost at least $500,000 more than it would, if ordered now for $1,150,000 extra. Indeed, I hardly believe the extra pipe line could be laid and the works en larged in the future for less than- $3,000,000. "With the income of the Water De partment at $307,000 a year at present, and with this income increasing annual ly, it would be possible by sensible finan ciering to have not only the old water debt of $5,136,000, but also the new water debt of $8,745,000 wiped out by 1924, and Jersey City would be left in undisputed possession of an ample supply and with out a cent of bonded water debt. "This astonishing result could be se cured by refunding the water bonds at 314 per cent, as quickly as they become due, by issuing bonds at 314 per cent, to care for the new water debt of $8,745,000, and by putting the yearly surplus of the water account Into a sinking fund.” The answer to this In Mr. McDermott’s opinion was that the figures presented were based on an undetermined consump tion, whereas if the water supply were metered, there would not be so much extravagance. The Mayor then reiterated bis opposi tion to the purchase of the 70 - million plant. It was unnecessary as he had all along stated. He would, however, vote for a fifty million supply. The Corpora tion Counsel too opposed the enlarged supply and ridiculed the contention that the watersheds required for the addition al supply would eventually be gobbled up by others. It was also absurd to sup pose that a second pipe line would pre vent a water famine in the event of a break. There was during the protracted dis cussion a slight leaning on tire part of two of the Commissioners to favor the pur chase of the TO million plant, but the ar guments of the Mayor and the Corpora tion Counsel prevailed' and the noncon cur resolutions were- agree'd upon. On com ing into open meeting the formal vote ■was taken, all* voting aye. ’"We ought -to have a conference with the Street and Water Board on this mat ter,’' said Commissioner Ringle, and it was agreed to meet the Street at?d Wa ter Board on Tuesday morning next. Since the Mayor and the Finance Board are in favor of purchasing the 50 million supply, that conference will be to en deavor to induce the Street and Water Board to change the form of their reso lution, making it read 50 instead of 70 million gallons supply. It is, however, pretty well understood that the Commis sioners will not give way and there is every prospect of an interesting deadlock ahead. When the conference was over- the Mayor was sen by a “News” representa tive and he said about the special elec tion:— “It was ray intention to issue a procla mation very soon, but nothing’ will be done until after the conference on Tues day.” “You are in favor of the purchase of the fifty million supply?” His Honor was asked. "Yes. and I am further in favor of metering the water in the houses. By doing so the present waste of water will be Checked and the 50 million, gallons sup ply ample for twenty ;ftve to thirty years to come.” The Mayor added that if he should issue the call for a special election it will be made so that a sufficient space of time /shall elapse between its publication and the election day. “I want the people.” he sfOd. ”io first "know upon what they are e.xpected to vote. ana. secondly, that they' may have plenty of time'in which make up their minds. Tbery’s going to be no haste over this important matter and I will see that the proclamation will se<t out the and shall be circulated as widely as pos— sible so that every voter will be informed. City Clerk M. J. O’Donnell presented td the Corporation Counsel this morning a request for his opinion on the necessary preparations fpr the election. So far as the city is concerned, the same work will have to be done as if there were ninety-and-ntne candidates to be voted for. MURDER IN SECOND DEGREE Jeremiah Roach’s Son Saved His Father’s Life. Jeremiah Roach, who had been on trial since Wednesday in the Oyer and Ter miner Court for the murdeT of his wife in Hoboken on January 23, 1899, was convict ed yesterday afternoon of murder of the second degree.. The jury -was out about three hours, returning about five o’clock. The defendant heard the 1 verdict with evident satisfaction, in fact it is said that he had offered to plead guilty to second d-egr%£ »but the State refused to accept it. It is the general impress’!on that Roadh'a young son saved his father’s life. The maximum penalty for the crime is thirty years in State prison. HENRY ERLER’S FUNERAL Detail From the Fire Department Acted as Escort. / The funeral services of Henry A. Er ler, who was a member of No. 4 Truck Company of the Jersey City Fire De partment, took place this morning at 11:30 o’clock at his residence, No. 361 Ocean ■avenue. The services were very Impres sive. Four members of Truck Company No. 4 acted as pall-bearers. Battalion Chief George Dingier,, with a detail of men, composed of the following companies, escorted the funeral cortege to the Pennsylvania Railroad Ferry:— Engine Co. No. 1, Dingier, Coyle and Griffin; No. 2, Linden, Post and Dickson; No. 3, Kingfian, Doughridge and Buck ingham; No. 4, Murphy; No. 5, Town send, Pelloth and Beecher; No. 6, Ken nedy, Burke and Bowen; No. 7, Kelly, Lane and Legale; No. 8, Van Vcxjrhis and Babcock; No. 9, Dafeldecker and Hanley; No. 10, Rooney, Thompson and HOgan; No. 11, Newton and Kroll; No. 12, Kiernan and Klink; No. 13, Sherer, Bishop and Swan; No. 14, Martin and Struber; No. 15, Ker, Kerlin and Coffey; No. 16, Finlon; Truck No. 1, Conway, Finnerty and Gardner; No. 2, Sullivan and Murphy; No. 3, Hammes, McCormack and Duane; No. 5, Kaiser; extra detailed men, Van Wart, Decker, Millikin, Lockwood, Patterson, Johnston, Hadsall, Humphrey and Speieher. The interment took place in Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn. The members of No. 4 Truck Company, acting as pall bearers, went to the cemetery. PUBLIC SCHOOL CADETS. Companies for the Regiment Are Being Organized. The enlisting of boys In the First Regi ment of Cadets, which 1s composed of the pupils of the public schools of Jersey City, is progressing 'nicely. Two companies have been organized from School No. 14, on Union street, Th'e officers will he elect ed nexf week. School iNo. 13, on Fine street, is also recruiting a company, and No. 22, on Halladay street, is not far behind in mem bership. Any public school may organize companies by securing the necessary per mission from -Major William P. Vooz, of No. 22 School. The boys are enthusiastic over the bright prospects of a regiment, and are decidedly ■anxious to have the other public schools co-operate in the work. The commissioned staff stands at presentColon el, W. A. Broderick; Lieutenant-Colonel, G. F. Gies; Majors, W. P. Vooz, J. Campbell and J. S. Pace; Captain, C, A. Godsell; Lieutenants, C. Richardson and F. Sipp. KILLED BY ERIE ENGINE. “Tony” Gavaloski, twenty-one years old, of No. 167 Fifteenth street, employed as a track walker on the Erie Railroad, was struck by the locomotive of an eastbound train at the east end' of the Erie tunnel early this morning and was instantly killed. His body was taken to Speer’s morgue. ____ BURN’S ANNUAL DINNER. The Caledonian Society of Hudson County will celebrate Burns’ birthday on January 25 next, ait P. McCree’s Cale donian House, Montgomery street. A number of distinguished people will be present and what with the haggis, huddles, scones and fixings there'll be a mighty fine time. CHIEF MURPHY SITS UP. Chief Murphy is now able to rest com fortably in a big arm chair. His condition; is so improved that the attending physic ians believe the Chief will be able to walk about his loom in a few days. WALK TO WEEHAWKEN. The Sunday Afternoon Walking Club will walk to Weehawken tomorrow after noon and enjoy a supper at ex-May or Simon Kelly’s Mountain House. An en tertainment will follow the supper. A Suspension of Sentence. For twenty-five years Squire Quigg held the office of Justice of the Peace in Doni phan County, and In the early part of his administration he held the idea that a Justice had as much Jurisdiction as a Dis trict Court. Once a shooting- scrape oc curred in the township and the. culprit was brought before the Squire Mr preliminary examination. After listening to the argu ment, the Squire ordered the prisoner to stand up. He then said:—"Mr. Prisoner, it is the sentence of this Court that you be hanged by the neck until dead, dead, dead.” Turning to the constable, the Squire sai^:—‘‘Take this prisoner outside and hang ' him to the tre in the yard. There is a rope halter in my buggy.” The constable made a move for the prisoner and then the Suire, taking a second thought, sdid:—ITIr. Constable, I guess you had better not hang the prisoner until we see whether his victim dies," . MA.JXUSAS Of1’ PA CT. --Scores, factories and institutions can now get their supplies as good as any N. T. house at D. E. Cleary & Co.’s wholesale grocery can serve them. Complete stock, |ow prices, stores, Montgomery and Greene streets. WILD AND WOOLLEY. Chairman of Republican County Committee Re elected In a Tumult. BIRDSALL WENT BACK ON DECKER Opposition Candidate Made an Abject Apology for Daring to Run. Edward W. Woolley was re-elected Chairman of the Republican County Com mittee at. the meeting- of that body last night in Lincoln Hall. The opposition to his election was a fizzle. Mr. peekeir was named to run against him but even his nomination was a back down, for Birdsail, who was to have made the nominating speech, refused to rise to the occasion in spite of numerous calls from the anti Woolleyites. And then when it was all hopeless Mr. Decker also1 crawled,—said he never intended to oppose Mr. 'Woolley and it was all a mistake. The little strength mustered for the occasion began to peter out when the result of the fight #or the position of Chairman was an nounced. Then the anti-ringsters began to leave in groups of three and four, un til not one remained when the last busi ness of the session was transacted. The meeting was enlivened by the cus tomary howls of Mr. McEwan and his followers. The ex-Congressman showed his contempt for parliamentary law by refusing to stop talking when called to order by the chairman. He continued his Joud remarks even when a threat to have him ejected was made. Undaunted, he went on, expatriating on the rights of citizens who were entitled to free speech, until the business of the session was taken up, with the disturber still gesticu lating wildly, sawing the air with ma jestic sweeps of his right arm and roar ing at the top of his voice. W. G. Nelson and Walter K. Birdsail were offenders, too. Neither of these gentlemen would stop talking \^hen called to order.^ The meeting was. the most -largely at tended session held in years. About 334 qualffied 'and pard the customary tee. The Committeemen were obviously out for a struggle and were disappointed at the poor tight put up by the opposition forces. Those who had prepared pet speeches were gagged. Several prospec tive orators were thus deprived of a chance to exhibit their oratorical abilities. Chairman Woolley' called the committee of 1899 to order at halfpast nine. Several resignations were read, and these were tiled at the conclusion of the election. Then followed the first scalp of the evening. The report of the Appeals Com mittee was read. This dealt chiefly with the Potter-Thomas and Eichhorn-Demar est cases. It was moved that the re port, with the exception of the case of Eichhorn versus Demarest, be referred to the incoming committee. Frederick Stuhr immediately arose and moved that the report be laid on the table. George P. Francis said that Stuhr's re marks were out of order. Francis’ point was declared not well taken. Mr. Demarest then spoke and wanted to know if the report could not be taken up by the old' committee. M. McEwan requested Mr. Demarest to allow it to lie on> the table. The motion of Mr. Stuhr was carried. Demarest called for a standing vote. The report was finally laid over. Chairman Edward Fry then submitted the following report from' the Executive Committee, of which he was Chairman:— "As Chairman of iihe Executive Com mittee, it may he considered proper for me to present a brief report of the im portant events of the past year, and pos sibly a suggestion or two for considera tion by the new committee would he in order. ‘"We represent a minority party in a strongly Democratic county, as evidenced by our local elections, of the twelve city, town and township governments within the county, eleven are governed by Demo cratic officials; the Congressman, State Senator, and every one of the eleven mem bers of Assembly from tips county are also Democrats. There are a large num ber of Republicans who do not want office for themselves, who have friends that are active in the service of the party, and' they would like to see them receive some substantial recognition of their service, yet on election day, either from' the stress of business or lack of interest in local affairs, they neglect to use their right of franchise, thereby allowing local offices to fall into, th'e possession of the Demo cratic party, in localities where Repub lican success would be otherwise possible. “The advancement of our party pr.nei ples and the desire of Republican su premacy should soar above personal rea sons, and enable us to turn a deaf ear to those who sow discord and reap dissen sion. The natural pride of a partisan should stimulate our anxiety for party success. The masses are not moved by the personal ambitions of individuals, but they will respond to t-he presentation Of some great principle of a public policy, supported by an involving principles which seem to them wise and beneficent. “As a County Committee we have many reasons for congratulation and en couragement. Ours is the only political committee in the State which owns its own home. Owing to the ability and per sistence bf our President, E. W. Woolley, we are enabled to hold- our meetings in this handsome building which we own in fee simple, ' and the land on which it stands. “The cost has been, including furniture and fixtures, over eleven thousand dollars ($11,000), and it gives me great pleasure to inform' the committee that the only indebtedness against tills property today is the insignificant sum of twelve hun dred and eighty dollars ($1280), which can be paid off tomorrow if the committee so desires, and the mortgage burned at our next entertainment. “The standing committees this year were organized promptly, and their offi-, cial actions have given general satisfac tion. The organization committee was in session and at work far into the sum mer. doing a masterful work in the di rection of harmony in the party, which was eminently successful; I make* this statement advisedly and being in posses sion of the facts assure you no contra diction can stand. “The suggestions made in the report of the organization committee to you in Sep tember, and which you adopted, were practical and proved beneficial. It re mains for you to make all or any part of them permanent regulations if you see fit. .During the year several entertain ments htuve been given by the Entertain ment Committe which have been very enjoyable, reflected great credit'upon the zeal and energy of this committee, and have been the means of creating socia bility among the members. ‘IThe Appeals Committe have handled all cases presented to them with judg ment and discretion; their services have been valuable to the County Committee. “The efforts of the Legislative Com mittee last winter were directed in the line of election reforms, excise board's, and bi-partisan police boards; which the committee labored industriously and in telligently for; no tangible result was ac complished, but the prospects for this winter in the -same direction 'seem to be much better. “The November campaign was vigorous ly prosecuted by the Executive Commit tee, in connection with the Finance and Organization Committees, but uirfortun ately resulted in. the defeat of all oar can didates, though the different committees made the best possible effort in. behalf of the whole ticket; A , “My associations have been most pleas ant with every officer of this County Com-, mittee, and 1 wish to personally thank our untiring President for his support and help at all timels, most especially during the last campaign; also our worthy Treas urer who has discharged the duties of his office with his usual fidelity. His casn balance on hand when the accounts were examined in December, 1899, were as fol lows:— County Committee City Committee ... $750.00 1,400 00 “I also wish ot thank our secretary for the prompt manner in which he has always acceded to m>^ reuests in furnish ing the necessary notices and records. “To the retiring members of the Com mittee of 1899, we extend the hand of fel lowship and a cordial good night, believ ing that though our official relations as members of the committee, are tempor arily, at least, brought to a close, our friendship shall be everlasting, and it is our hope that as they leave this building, named after our martyred president, th^y will carry in their hearts that beautiful sentiment promulgated by him, ‘with malice toward none and charity for all.’ “To those who remain here as members of the committee of 1900, we extend the right hand of good fellowship and our sincere desire for their success in the new’ year. Republican form of government can only by recognition of majority rule. The fact of a minority being permitted to par ticipate in the deliberations of the majority is of itself a proof of the fair ness and liberality of our system. “ ‘•Only 'in union is there strength,’ and your pride and ambition, for the su premacy of republican institutions should spur every member to the point of abso lute loyalty. Let our only contention, therefore, be as to who can best work and best agree. "Tine year we are entering upon win oe one of great import to our party and to the whole country. All our energy and ability is required ito support the prin ciples we stand for. Let us, therefore, re solve more firmly than ever to present a solid front; standing should to shoulder, let our motto be; 'Protection to American labor, sound money, and William! Mc Kinley for Commander-in-Chief.’ ” The report was placed in full on the minutes on motion of 'Mr. Nelson and the committee of 1899 went out of existence. It was long after ten o’clock when Kd ward Woolley called the mew committee to order. Colonel Dickinson nominated Flavel McGee for the position of tem porary Chairman. After taking his seat Mr. McGee delivered a short speech on. the party in the county. He said that being in the minority it was idle to fight among themselves. It was their duty to elect a man for the position of chairman that would stand by the party and give his time and ability to the work. Mr. Dickin son nominated Flank T. Lockwood for temporary Secretary^ George r rancis nominated John J. Mr win, who was de feated overwhelmingly. The roll was then called. There were 334 qualified and present. Mr. Dear moved that in questions before the house it require a three-fifth vote to demand roll call. , t , Mr. McEwan, ever on the alert for some trifling matter to scrap upon claimed that onefifth should be a sufficient number. This, he said, was adopted by all legisla tive bodies in the ooun'try, and- “Cushing s Manual.” „ ,, Mr. McGee said that McEwan could not find such a rule in .the manual. McEwan looked in vain but could not prove his -point. A two-fifths rule was finally com promised. . , . . . Mr. Ewan advocated the admission of Mr. McMahon to the committee from the Third precinct of the Twelfth ward. He claimed that MoMahon received more votes than Mr. Ellaby at the primary. Mr. Stuhr defended Ellatoy’s right to ithe seat in the committee, as the appmnt men't made toy the ward committee was conclusive. Messrs. Erwin, IMason, Hugash and McMahon plead for McMahon. Mi*. McGee ruled that there was not enough evidence in the case and' that it would have to be investigated. Mr Ten BrOeck, of Bayonne, spoke on ithe Po'tlter-Thomas -case. Through an error in the count at the primary -Potter -was declared elected. The Appeals Com mittee decided upon a recount and Thomas was found to be the winner. The report of the Appeals Committee on this case was concurred in. Then -came the real business of -the ses sion. On a motion toy Colonel Dickinson the meeting proceeded to elect a chair man. Mr. Dickinson also -moved that the roll be called and! votes given. Mr Erwin moved to amend this motion with a little speech in- favor of a secret toallot. Mr. Francis advocated a secret ballot. Mr. Dickinson them amended his original motion asking-that the vo-tes be taken similarly to the manner in which they are recorded at -county conventions; the chair man of each ward delegation announcing ■the vote. Mr. Christie’s melodious voice was then heard for the first time, in pre test. A vote was taken and the motion carried toy 187 to 87. Mr. Dickinson then put in nomination for chairman Mr. Edward W. Woolley. The nomination was seconded toy John Bumsted. George -McCabe, of the First ward, nominated George Decker, the per son decided upon to fight for the ant-i ringsters. W. G. Nelson sipoke for -Mr. Decker. Mr. McCabe announced that it was his intention to call upon- Walter K. Birdsall to make tlhe nominating speech. Mr. Birdsall did not budge. “Then as I understand it,” said Mr. McGee, “there is but one nomination.” Mr. McCabe stated that such was the case. Then a dozen leaped to their feet and again Decker was put in nomination. Birdsall again refused to speak. Here Mr. Erwin moved to reconsider the nomination in order to allow Birdsall a chance to talk «.bout Decker as a chair man. He was declared out of order three times, but he refused to take his seat. He kept on persistently until his voice was drowned by the voting: then going on. The total vote was 309, of which Woolley received 235 and Decker 74. TJhe latter number in what the opponents of the ring figured on. Mr. Decker arose in all his dignity and stated that he never was antagonistic to the regulars, but had been put in the field almost against his will. The best of feeling existed, he said, and he hoped that Mr. Woolleys term of office would be productive of good results. He said he, wished to make the election unani mous, but sat down without putting the motion. Mr. Woolley in a short speech thanked the committee for its support. Mr. Dick inson nominated Mr. McGee for first vice president and he was chosen by acclama tion; E. E. Cadmus, of Bayonne, was nominated by Colonel Dickinson for second vice president, and Mr. Ten Broeck was pitted against him. The lat ter declined to run. Cadmus was also chosen by acclamation. Mr. Dickinson then nominated Frank T. Lockwood for secretary, and John J. Erwin was alslo nominated. Mr. Dickinson stated that Erwin had told him that he would not serve under Woolley as Secretary. Erwin admitted making the statement, but said he had changed his mind and would run. He received 73 votes against 215. These officers were then chosen hy ac clamationAssistant secertary, Edward W. Martin; treasurer, Michael Schultze, Jr., and sergeant-at-arms, Albert Blake. The business of electing officers having been disposed of, several motions to ad journ. were heard. These were declared out of order by the chairman, w<ho stated that o'ther business must be transacted. These vacancies were then filled;—E. B. Bacon, to fill vacancy caused by resigna tion of Abram Ross; Frederick Rogers, of Eighth ward, to. fill Charles Betts' po sition; Rudolph Freeh, of West Hoboken, to fill vacancy caused by William Heck’s resignation; John F. Haley,'of Seventh ward, to fill Alexander Richter’s position. The entire report of the Appeals Com mittee, which touched1 upon the protested seats of several members, was adopted without change. A new primary to elect delegates from the Eighth precinct of Twelfth ward was ordered for • Tuesday night. This is the precinct where the polls .were opened for only fifteen minutes on December fi, and almost fifty voters shut out. But six votes were cast. Lipman Lyons was chosen to fill the vacancy of Percy Gaddis, of the Sixth Ward, and Charles Kennedy was also selected to fill a long1 standing vacancy in the same ward. It whs then after one o’clock and more than half of the committeemen had left when the meeting adjourned.. All com mittees will be chosen at the next meet in gof the committee. VOORHEES ON TRUSTS. Governor Tells the New York Eepublican Club About the Octopus. OUR STATE UNFAIRLY CRITICIZED Senator Johnson and Speaker Jones Also Make Speeches. New Jersey was well represented at the dinner of the Republican Club of New York last evening, at the clubhouse, No. 450 Fifth avenue. Among those present were Foster M. Voorhees, Governor of New Jersey; William M. Johnson, Presi dent of the Senate; Benjamin F. Jones, Speaker of the House of Assembly, 1 nd John Franklin Fort, Presiding Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Essex county. Others who were invited but were unable to be present were Franklin Mur phy, Chairman of the Republican State Committee; Edward C. Stokes, State Sen ator, and United States Senators Sewell and Kean. Governor Voorhees spoke on Trusts. He first referred to the changes in recent years in the political complexion of New Jersey. He said:— Sudden and great political changes have there occurred within recent years. For a long time the State was afflicted, not so much with Democracy, pure and simple, as with the spirit of hunkerism that deadened public interest and dis couraged partisan effort. Politicians of the baser sort had seized the opportunity afforded them to fasten upon the people a corrupt despotism. The culmination of a series of wrongs wrought by them against the State was found in the enact ment of a series of laws so infamous in character as to shock the conscience of the people an darouse their latent moral sentiment. Unuder these circumstances they turned to the Republican party for relief ,as the people of our Union had turned many years before. And now a citizen of New Jersey, whether a Republican or a Democrat, who has recently been born again, may lift up his voice with the Republicans of other States who have made the record of the party glorious for nearly half a century. He claims with pride a share in the honor which comes from recent achiements; he feels that he has contributed something to increase the grandeur of our common country. After referring to the services to the Nation of the late Vice President and of Attorney General Griggs, Governor Voor hees spoke on the subject of trusts. IHe said dn part:— There is, however, a profound economic question, of worldwide interest, over which the public mind Is now agitated1, and with which the State is prominently identified. I refer to -the vast combina tions of capital which have recently and rapidly come into existence, and which, it is claimed, are necessary for the profit able conduct of great industrial enter prises. New conditions have made it ■necessary to engage in trade under new methods, and 'With old restrictions and limitations removed. Events have moved rapidly since the inauguration of Presi dent McKinley, and great changes have dome. The borders of our country have been extended, and' they now include on •the East Puerto Rico and on the West the Isles of the Philipppines. We have entered 'into a bold competition with other nations for the trade of the world. With new conditions of trade at home and the enlargement of our field of activity abroad there has come the need of a departure from the old method of industrial opera tions. What may be the effect of such new- forms- and combinations upon the people at large is a question of great im portance. There is mo doubt that with this change there have come hardships and injustice to the individual; but what the ultimate outcome may be it is idle to predict. We have no tests of experience wherewith to determine the wisdom of the present in dustrial tendency. We cannot with ac curacy forecast the future, and to it we must look for a determination of the wis dom of the tendencies of today. The attitude of New Jersey on this im portant question has unfortunately mem misunderstood. The State has been sub jected to much denunciation and unfair criticism. It, has been represented as re cently adopting the policy of holding out special inducements for the formation of such combinations for increasing its rev enuea This is far from the truth. As a mater of fact, its present policy was in augurated more than fifty years ago, and no political significance attaches thereto. Other States furnish easier and more economical methods of incorporation.. The impression is widely prevalent that instead of levying taxes on her citizens to support the government she exacts li cense fees and imposes taxes on corpora tions, thereby deriving a vast revenue which is used for this purpose, but is in reality injurious to the interests of the Staff It is true that there are no taxes im posed, eo nomine, upon property within her' borders for the purpose of meeting the annual expenses of the State, but indirectly and in effect the State does tax her people for the support of the government thereof. Every railroad ticket, every freight bill, every telegram or telephone message and every Mil for gas furnished or water supplied con tains a fraction of taxes that eventually finds its way into the State Treasury. By many this method of indirect taxa tion is considered to be the most prac tical and the fairest, and within the last few days adoption of a plan similar in Its provisions has been recommended by the financial officers of your own State. It may not be the wisest, because it con ceals from the taxpayer the amount of taxes that he actually pays. On the other hand, it affords practical advan tages in the method of collections and secures a uniformity and promptness of payment that cannot otherwise be at tained. It is sometimes feared that corporations with a vast capital and paying large sums of money into the treasury must exert or may exert a baleful influence upon the morals of the people and the Integrity of the government. I have been quite close ly identified with the government of the State of New Jersey for more than ten years, In the Legislature and in executive departments, and my experience and oberservation lead me to believe that the pernicious influence of the money power, properly checked, as It has been arid will continue to be, by free speech and a free press, is not increasing. The public mind has become more sensitive, public offi cials are more watchful and more close ly watched, and the area over which in jurious influences may operate success fully is constantly diminishing. Recent legislation in your own State affords most striking proof of the corriectness of thl3 statement. I do not. however, as I have already in dicated, profess to 'be able to foresee or foretell The outcome of the revolution in industrial metihds through which we are passing, and the accumulation of capital under corporate control. My experience and observation in New Jersey teach me to 'be hopeful, indeed confident, that the people of our country, who have overcome ominous and enormous difficulties in the past, will be able t cope successfully and ■wisely with all the great questions that now exist or which may arise In the years to come. Evils which now In reality exist and about which there can be no disagreement will find a speedy remedy. In what I have briefly said with refer ence to these important questions, I have given expression to views which are to be considered as entertained by me person ally. They are in no way to be considered as those enteretained by the party whose principles we profess, or as advocated by the leaders who would its policies and shape its course. Indeed, I know that by some more radical views are entertained', and are urged in dealing with the prob lem. Of one thing I am certain. I can bring to you the assurance that in every effort to wisely solve the problems that confront us our State will lend its willing aid, discarding pll motives of selfishness and keeping ever In view the attainment of the greatest good to the greatest num ber and the glory and welfare of our com mon country. The next speaker was W. M. Johnson, ■president of the New Jersey Senate, who said:— The Republicans of New York, perhaps, do not appreciate how much the political conditions on this side of the river affect Republican success in New Jersey. It is not merely because yours is a magnificent State and you are leaders in all great in dustrial, financial, and political move ments, but it is because tens of thousands of our voters daily come to the metropolis, where their personal and business occu pations and interests cal lthem, and who are more identified 'With your affairs than they are with those of New Jersey. They look to the metropolitan press fo-r guid ance and information as to political ques tions and policies, so that when the Re publican party of New York is united and enthusiastic, when some reve lation of Tammany corruption arouses popular indignation, the reflex in fluence of these things affects these thou sands of Jersey voters who do business in New York, and they come readily to the polls and help by their votes to swell the Republican ranks. On the other hand, when Republicans here are divided and work at cross purposes, when unworthy candidates are nominated for office, and lukewarmness and apathy prevail in the city, we in New Jersey feel the effect of the dissatisfaction existing here, and find it difficult to awaken the interest and ob tain the support of many of those who fail to discriminate between our merits and your shortcomings. You will there fore see that we watch your polities with an interest scarcely second to that which we have in our own affairs. tVe rejoice in your success and suffer in your defeats. B. F. Jones followed Senator Johnson, and spoke for the young men of the Re publican party. Judge Port followed, with a withering rebuke to all blatant and seditious anti expansionists. General J. W. Congdon, Inspector Gen eral of the National Guard of New Jersey, tol da number of amusing stories, and paid a tribute to Garret A. Hobart, and praised the speech which Mr. Depew made in the Senate to the same effect. PILE DRIVER’S MISDEEDS. Gas and Water Mains Broken on Gregory Street. The gas main in Gregory street was broken last night by the pile driver used in building the sewer in that thorough fare. The gas had to be shut off. The houses on the south Side of the street were without Illumination. The saloon keepers in the vicinity wer^ compelled to do business 'With oil lamps and candles. The break was fixed this morning. The water main was also broken yes terday. No water could be had for nearly an hour. The break was quickly repaired. Magnificent Copy of New Testament Perhaps the most sumptuous copy of the New Testament in, existence is that splendid edition de luxe, presented to the Dowager Empress of China on, the occa sion of her. sixtieth birthday, the presen tation having been made in due form by the British and American Ministers. The book is a royal quarto volume, 2x10x13 Inches In size. It has silver covers, em bossed with bamboo and bird designs, ■and is printed on the finest paper twith the largest type, and with a border of gold encircling each page. It was encased in a solid silver casket, ornamented with symbolical designs, the whole weighing ten and a half pounds, and upon the coover of the casket there is a gold plate which relates that the book is the gift of the Christian wdmen in China. Not long after the presentation of this magni ficent volume, the eunuchs were sent from the palace to the bookstore to ask for a common copy, so that the Empress and her ladies might compare the two texts.— Leslie’s Weekly. f Protection to the Violin Strings The violin string cover of Charles F. Albert, of this city, described recently in ‘‘The Record” among thei newly-pat ented inventions, is now designated to take the place of the violin case, as might be inferred, but, on the contrary, its func tion is simply auxiliary to the regular case. The Albert string protector and finger-board cover is made of cloth or silk, and so constructed as to overlay and completely cover the strings for the entire length, and being held in place by a rubber fastening at each end. This strings a double protection against at mospheric action and accidental rub bing by the fingers in placing it in and taking it from the case. “Adversity flattereth no man,” but the pains of dyspepsia turn his attention to Hood’s Sar saparilla and in its use he finds a cure. ROPER PROTESTS His Counsel Refuses to Take Part in His Examina , tion. SERVED NOTICE OF WAIVER Mr. Bradner Says He Suppos ed the Case Would Go 'to the Grand Jury. [Special to “The Jersey City News/’] NEWARK, Jan. 13. 1900—The sixth hear ing yesterday before United States Com missioner Whitehead, in the proceedings against Osmer W. Roper, charged with illegally using the mails, was marked by a vigorous protest on the part of Frank E. Bradner, counsel for the accused, against the examination continuing. When 10 o’clock, the hour set for open ing the hearing, arrived so many wit nesses were in attendance that the Com missioner had to use the Chancery Cham bers instead of his own office. As soon as the larger room was filled with wit nesses Deputy United States Marshal Garside was posted at the door, and in ac cordance with the Commissioner’s custom was instructed to keep out all newspaper men. United State District Attorney J. Kearny Rice, who is prosecuting the case for the Government had on hand persons from any parts of the West and South, who claim to have had dealings with the Realty Loan and Trust Fund and the Four Per Cent. Mortgage Company, two of the four investment concerns with which Roper was connected. When, with out any delay, the Commissioner opened the hearing, Mr. Bradner was not pres ent, and District Attorney Rice began the examination of W. A. Blair, a banker of Winsted, N. C. He testified that he had on behalf of a church in that place ap plied for a loan to the Building Loan Trust Fund, one of Roper’s alleged en terprises. He said that the loan was not secured and that the money advanced for an option on it was not returned. He had then placed a claim against the concern In the hands of Whitehad & Payne, law yers, of which firm the Commissioner is the head. Subsequently that firm effect ed a settlement. The testimony of Blair was interrupted by the entrance of Mr. Bradner and his remarks addressed to the Commissioner. “I was surprised,” he said, “when I re ceived a message to attend this hearing, for I never supposed it would be held. A day or so after the hearing two weeks ago I served notice upon you, Mr. Com missioner, that the defendant would waive further examination. As nothing came to me from either yourself or the District Attorney, I presumed the case had been closed. I think it was an extreme dis courtesy.. .to proceed in my absence. I meant it when I sent that notice, and I formally say now that the defendant waives further examination Moreover, that he protests against being obliged to attend this hearing.” The Commissioner replied that t)he Gov ernment had’ the right to demand' further examination as well as the defendant, and that in this case the Government desired to. That, Mr. Bradner remarked, was tanta mount to an admission that, so far, the evidence produced against the prisoner was insufficient to warrant his detention of the Federal Grand' Jury and, therefore, justified a dismissal of the case. “Suppose,” he continued, "that the de fendant was out on bail, what power would you have to bring him here? Be cause he is unfortunate enough to be un able to get hail, is ft right, to keep him in Jail and drag him here to attend all these hearings?” “It is you 'Who are discourteous.. Mr. Bradner!’’ declared the Commissioner, wielding this gavel vigorously. “I did not intend to be discourteous,” (Mr. Bradner replied. “I am simply indig nant that .this hearing has gone on, for I had announced that the defendant was willing to have his case go right to the Grand Jury without further evidence.” Rapping his gavel again the Commis sioner declared that the Government pro posed to proceed with the hearing, “and I rule that it shall proceed,” he added. Mr. Bradner then, turned to Nicholas .Bindsell, who has reported: the previous hearings on behalf of tMr. Bradner and the defendant, and told him he no longer re quired lys attendance. To the Court Mr. Bradner said: “I protest against the rul ing, and I refuse to participate in the pro ceedings." ■'Cross-examine,” said Mr. Rice. Mr. Bradner said nothing, and the Com missioner asked:— “Bo you wish to cross-examine the wit ness?’’ “I do not,” retorted Mr. Bradner. “I ob ject to the hearing going on, and I am now here only as a spectator.” Thomas IF. Gatz, an attorney, of Kansas City, Mo., was then called by the District (Attorney as a witness, and testified to having claims aggregating $396 against the Building Roan Trust Fund, represent ing money paid to obtain loans. The loans had not been forthcoming, and the money had not been refunded. The witness told of coming on to Newark and interviewing Roper. Roper had shown him the books of the concern, andl deeds of property owned by it, mortgages and contracts. Some compromise was agreed upon, but Roper’s arrest occurring soon afterward, nothing had been done. Joseph Adams, of Fort Worth, Tex., was the next witness, and testified to having a claim of $60 against the Four Per Cent. Roan Company. He had sent a check for •that amount to the cashier of the Essex 'County National Bank of 'this city, with a request that Ihe deliver it to the Realty Corporation, provided that It would make the loan. “The check was sent back by the bank,” said Adams, “and I was told to attend to my own businesfe.” Ross Foster, formerly treasurer of the Realty Roam and Title Company, was called to prove his Indorsement of the same check, which was eventually sent direct by Adams. The instrument was also An Old and Well Tried Remedy. Aire. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething should always he used for children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. I Twenty-five cents per bottle. Indorsed “Realty Corporation of Now Jer* sey, O. W. R'oper. treasurer.” Poster said that he delivered the check, to Roper. M letter bearing' on Adams’s negotiations, written on the stationery of the Realty Loan and Title Company, wa3 produced. It was unsigned. Foster had refused to sign it, he declared, because, as he put it, “he would not injure his good name for all the O. W. Ropers in the oounrtry.v Another witness was T. L. Parmer, si contractor of Athens, Ala., who had si small claim, but he was not able to say! that he had ever made a demand for a re turn of his money. M. D. Ivy, of Tala dega, Ala., said that all his correspon dence had been with Foster. A lawyer named Sllnkhart, of Bloomfield, Ala., identified a copy of a letter received by him from the Four Per Cent. Mortgage Company. It was not signed, and Nerman C. Sear, once secretary of the concern.was called and said be had refused to sub scribe his name because "the business was a fraud and he had been told bo by Roper himself.” TONIGHT’S EVENTS. "Because She Loved His So,” at the Academy of Music. Flynn's Double Show at the Bon ToM Theatre. WEATHER INDICATIONS, Idw YORK. Jan. 13, 1900.—Forecast for 'the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Sunday. For New York City and vicinity:—Fair tonight; Sundy partly cloudy to cloudy weather; light rain or snow In afternoon or night; variable winds, becoming southeast. Hartnett’s Themometrioal Report Jan. 12. 3 P. OF. 6 P. M.. 9 P. (ML. 12 midnight. De gnafeg Jan. 13. 6 A. M.. 9 A. M. 12 noon.. I 1>« 83S«?» PRICES OF LOCAL SECURITIES. The following prices have been paid last week for these local securities:— N. J. St. Ry. stock.33% New Jersey St. Ry. Co. 1st 4s, May, 1948 . 90 Consolidated Traction Co. of N. J. stock . 64 Consolidated Traction Co. of N. J. 1st 5s, June, 1933.109 North Hudson Co. Ry. Co. 1st 6s, January, 1914.117 North Hudson Co. Ry. Co. consol. 5s, July, 1928.107 Orange & Passaic Valley Ry. Co. stock .25 Orange & Passaic Valley Ry. Co. 5s, December, 1938.101 Jersey City, Hoboken & Pat erson St. Ry. bonds.86 Jersey City, Hoboken & Pat erson St. Ry. stock.25 Orange & Newark H. C. R. R. 6s, due 1905.109 Essex Passenger Ry. 6s, due 1905 .109 Newark Passenger Ry. 6s, due 1930 .11514 Rapid Transit St. Ry. 5s, due 1921, Newark .109 Rapid Transit St. Ry., New ark ...245 Hudson Cot Gas Co. stock— 25 Hudson Co. Gas Co. bonds..102U United Electric Co. of N. J United Electric Co. of N. j. coll. tr. 4s, June, 1949—.A. Newark Consolidated Gas CO. stock . 55 Newark Consolidated Gas Co. consol. 5s, December, 1948...103 Newark Gas Co. 1st 6s, April, 1944 . 140 Consumers’ Gas Co. of J. C. 1st 6s, May, 1904.103 Paterson & Passaic Gas & Electric Co. stock. 47 Paterson & Passaic Gas & Electric Co. consol. 5s, March. 1949.102 Essex & Hudson Gas Co. stock .40 Bid. Asked. 34% 91 109% Z7 103 111 111 116% 250 40 105 ■ wSI 83 Y 104 50 104 DIED. McMAHAN—On Thursday, Jan. 11, 1900, Nellie, beloved daughter of the late Michael and Susan McMahan, In her 23d year. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her late residence, No. 553 street, on Monday, Jan. 15, at 9 A. M.; •thence to St. Michael’s R. C. Church, where a high mass of requiem will be offered for the happy repose of her soul. ARLINGTON CEMBTEBTf Was the first ’'Landscape Lawn Cemetery" la the State. Let ownere have ne expense fee eare of grounds, nor fer fenoiag. If yeu need a cemetery let (and every family needs one), yea will be lntereeted in Ite beauty and oeat aeae. 1U moderate prices and easy term* o* payment. Office la Jersey City. *» Washlnfi ten street, ever Prerldent Ravings Bank. Tele phese No. 631. EXAMINATION -FOR TEACHERS’ CERTIFICATES. The regular examination of applicants for cer tificates to teach in the Public Schools of Jersey City will begin MONDAY, JAN. 22, 1900, at ten A. M., in the office of the Superintend ent of Schools. At this examination candidates may apply for High School Certificates or for Grammar and Primary Certificates. Information concerning this examination may toe obtained on application to the undersigned. HENRY SNYDER, City Superintendent of Schools.