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ONE CENT LAST EDITION. VOL, XII—Nb7~3272 JERSEY CITY, MONDAY. JANUARY 15. 1900 last edition. ONE CENT LAST EDITIONS PRICE ONE-CENTr^ A MASS MEETING Prominent Citizens to Issue Call for Public Discus sion of the Water Question. MR. DAVIS FAYORS THE PROJECT 1 - Mayor, Financiers and Board of Works to Again Con fer Tomorrow. Several prominent citizens have decided to call a mass meeting, so that the people of Jersey City may discuss the proposi tion to buy a 70 million gallon water plant. The meeting will be held in the Assembly Chamber of the City Hall some day this week. “I am heartily in favor of holding a mass meeting,” said Mr. Robert Davis, this morning, “in order that we may hear arguments on both sides of this proposition of the Street and Water Board to buy the 70 million plant. An important matter like this demands the fullest discussion. Personally, I think it is best for the city1 to buy the larger supply. Others think not, and to arrive at some understanding we want to get together and reason.” Those who are informed about this water situation say that the Street and "Water Board will not recede from the position it has takeif notwithstanding the action of the Board of Finance on Satur day morning in non-concurring in the res olutions notifying Contractor P. H. Flynn to increase the supply from 50 to 70 mill ions, and also announcing the intention of the city to purchase the plant. “What more can we do?” said one of the Commissioners this morning. “After careful deliberation we came to the con clusion that it was for th^best interest of the city to buy this larger one and to go back from that would be most in consistent to say the least. So far as the Board is concerned we court every dis cussion on our action and the intention to call together the citizens at a mass meeting to talk over this water question is a wise move. We want the people to know the reasons why we advocate the purchase of the larger supply and we think that the mass of opinion will be with us. Our arguments in favor of the purchase of the 70 million supply have not been refuted by those who desire the fifty milliop plant.” The Board of Finance, the Street and Water Board, together with the Mayor and Corporation Counsel will meet in con ference tomorrow morning. The object being to adjust the differences be tween the two Boards. Until that happy end is attained His Honor, the Mayor, will not issue a proclamation for the special election. The Mayor is not op posed to the purchase of a water supply, but he is opposed to buying the seventy million plant. GETS POSITIONS ON SPEC. O’Knsfci Accused by Polacbs of Breaking Hie Contract. Police Justice .Nevin . ■-oposes to put a stop to the business competed by natur alized Polacks, who for a remuneration promise to procure employment for their fellow countrymen who are but a short time in the country. The cause ot Justice Nevim’s stand was the arrest of Joseph O’Kusski, of No. 183 Seventh street, on a charge of assault and battery preferred by Joseph Wasaluski, of No. 151 Morgan street. Wasaluski saiid:— “About a year ago I went to* O’Kusski and asked him for a position under him, in the employ of the Pennsylvania Rail road. O’Kusski promised me he would se sure me a position for $40. I did not have ^the amount, but I gave him $37. About two 'months later, having worked during that time as an extra man, O’Kusski returned me $20, informing nje that he could rot secure me steady employment at that time. He has not returned me the $17. When I demanded the money several days ago he struck me. Several friends inter fered and prevented me from, being sev erely punished. I then had him arrested.” The charge of assault was not proven by the witnesses. O’Kusski denied assaulting Wasaluski. He was given the benefit of the doubt and the case was dismissed. Before leaving the dock, Roman Car ■barto, another Polack, stepped forward and asked for the arrest of O’Kusski on a charge of obtaining money under false pretences. Carbarto claimed that he also pa'd O’Kusski $30 to secure a position for him. He said: “O’Kusski did secure me a job but It was only for a short time.” Justice Nevin said: “If these stories are true the man who pays a foreman in the employ of a corporation for a position is equally guilty of a crime as the one who receives the money. The man who receives the money, In order to cover himself from suspicion must falsify the time sheet. The one Who pays the money must be ac quainted with these facts, so he is just as guilty. I will not Issue a warrant for one man unless I do so for both.’ Wassaluki and Carbarto then decided to sue Wasluski in the District Court for the amount due them. They would not press the complaint and’they left court. PUT HIS FOOT THROUGH WINDOW Edward Barney, a peddler, no home, was arrested Saturday night by Police man Keltt, of the Gregory street station, os a disorderly person. Barney was under the influence of liquor. He went into a saloon on Barrow street and' called, for a drink. The liquor w&s refused him be cause of his condition. He went outside the place and deliberately put his foot through a plate glass1 window. Justice Nevta found Barney guilty. He fined the prisoner *25. In default of the payment of the fine Barney will go to Jail for six months. ■ COLE STOLE A BICYCLE Detective Doyle, of Chief Murphy's staff, discovered Frank Cole, who gave his ad dress as INew York, in Meyer’s pawnshop on Warren, street, Saturday night, trying to dispose of a bicycle. Detective Doyle questioned ‘Cole, who-is but sixteen years of age, about the wheel. Cole admitted having stolen it In New York. Cole' was then placed under arrest. Justice Nevin held Cole in *1,000 ball until the New York authorities can be communicated with.. PRETTY YOUNG SHOPLIFTER Mrs. Moran Won Much Sym pathy by Her Sorrows for Wrongdoing. Mrs. Bertha Moran, a, very pretty young matron, who is but IS years old, was ar rested Saturday night, by Detective Fran cis, who is -employed by Furst Brothers, the Newark avenue dry good merchants, on a charge of shoplifting. Mrs. Morqn, resides at No. 313 Warren street. When Mrs. Moran entered the big dry goods store she attracted considerable at tention because of her beauty and stylish costumes. Presently one of the young saleswomen noticed that the handsomely attired stranger had concealed some neck wear under her coat. Detective Francis was notified and he immediately question ed the young woman. Mrs. Moran seemed exceedingly sur prised at being charged with theft. She threw her haughty head back and re pulsed Detective Francis for accusing her. "You will have to go up stairs to Mr. Furst’s private office,” said the detective. “You are mistaken in making such a charge against me,” pertly answered Mrs. Moran. “You had better accompany me,” again said the detective. “I don’t want to have a scene in the store.” The pretty young woman then consent ed to go to Mr. Furst’s office. On the way up to the second floor the elevator boy noticed that Mrs. Moran dropped several pieces of neckwear to the floor. The boy called Detective Francis’s attention to the matter. The officer picked up the neck wear and carried it to Mr. Furst s office. “You will have to submit to a search, said one of the women employes. At first Mrs. Moran refused to submit to the request. She denied having any more articles on her person. When threatened with arrest Mrs. Moran broke down and confessed. She pulled from her coat three collarettes which she had secreted there. Mrs. Moran wept bitterly when she was discovered. She pleaded piteously to be re leased and cried bitterly as she told her story. Mrs. Moran told Mr. Furst that her husband was very sick, having been confined to his home for the past eleven weeks suffering intensely from the effects of rheumatism. She said:— “I do not know what prompted me to steal. I really did not need the articles I toojc. My husband has sufficient to keep the wolf from the door, without having me stoop so low. I have a young baby at home and she needs my care. Won't you please let me go. It is my first offense and it has taught be a good lessofi. I will never do it again if you let me go.” Mr. Furst refused to comply with the request. He said, “The amount taken does not figure in the case. If I let you go it will only give you more encourage ment to- commit crime. You will have to be punished.” Mrs. Moran was then locked up in the Gregory street station house. She was promptly released on ball, a well known citizen became her surety. Mrs. Moran wets arraigned this morning in the First Criminal Court before Jus tice Nevin. Site felt her position keenly and cried bitterly during the proceedings. Her pretty face and innocent manners evoked much sympathy. Mr. Furst asked the court to be lenient with Mrs. Moran, as he had been informed that she was well connected and respectable. He said he had received this information from a very near friend, who was well acquainted with the unfortunate woman. Counselor Donolen, who had charge of Mrs. Moran's interests, also plead for leniency with the court. Justice Nevin, after reviewing the en tire testimony found Mrs. Moran guilty and fined her $45 and costs. After the sentence had been imposed Jrs. Moran broke down completely. The court followers were affected. RUEMFLER’S FIRST PETTY JURY. It Was Drawn This Morning hy Under Sheriff Heavey. Sheriff Ruempler drew his first panel of petty jurors this nporning. The drawing was made hy Under Sheriff Heavey in the presence of Judge Blair and Deputy Coun ty Clerk Gritten. The names thaf came from the box were:— Jersey City—William O’Neill, Henry Faber, Jacob A. Winner, Edward T. Mor gan, William German, Thomas Gamble,' Patrick Reilly, Robert Blewltt, Charles Ray, Sigismund iSauerhier, Wm. Coward, William, Colligan, Martini Kelly, Daniel Walters, William Steljes, Philip Fulton, Delewan W. Rodgers, Peter Kennelly, W. J. McCarter, Michael Moran, James Ryan, Frederick Hein, James Delury, Richard Connell, Frank De IHart. John J. Goggin, John Ryan, Theodore Bolton, Alexander W. Willis, (Michael Nugent, William Van Reiper, W. D. Klessman, Charles (Mc Ginniss, John Stevens, Thomas Corcoran, W. J. Duffy, S. Whitehead, John C. Fitz patrick. Thomas Wibberly, Thos. Mitchell, James Shields, Dewis Ackerman, William Muir, W. I* Jordan, Jolin Widener, Chas. Muirtiead. Hoboken—Wm. Jefferd's, Carsten Poise, John Fallon, Henry Wagner. Bayonne—David Horley. Guttenberg—IMatthew Sheridan. North Bergen—Charles Engelbrecht. Harrison—Stephen Tierney, John F. Courtnev, Town of Union—George Ruth, Frederick Engel, Albert Draebing. West Hoboken—Albert Granger. STRUCK BY P. R. R. ENGINE. Edward Clark, thirty-two years old, Of 'No. 52 Tilers avenue, who is employed aa a clerk hy the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, while •crossing the tracks at Washington street about six o’clock Sat urday night, was struck by train No. 91, bound east. Engineer Barber was in charge. Clark was thrown violently to the ground. The force of t'he fall broke his right arm in two places. Clark was removed to St. Francis’ (Hospital in the ambulance. ' FELL FROM LIBRARY SCAFFOLD. ■ „ ohn Bents, twenty-two years old, of oifo. 85 Van 'Brunt street, employed' on the erection of the new library building, fell from a scaffold about 9:30 o’clock this morning. Ben'tz’s face was slightly in jured. IHe refused to go to the hospital and' was sent home. UAXXFUS OF FACT. —New Jersey’s best flour costs 25c. more per barrel than ordinary flour, but worth a dollar extra. Wholesale only at D. E. Cleary Co.’s stores. Greene and Montgomery streets. A CLEAN SUICIDE, Joseph Lutkin Turns on the Water and Cuts His Throat Over the Tub. Despondent over the failing: of his sight and other ills, Joseph Lutkiin committed j suicide in Hoboken this morning, by slashing^ himself in the throat with a razor. The deed was committed in his home at No. 612 Washington street. Dutkin. entered the bathroom and turning on the water defliberately stood over the tub and severed the jugular vein- with one I sweep of the blade. The falling of the body was heard by Lutken’s wife. She rus'hed into the apart ments and found the crouched up form of her husband over the bath tub. The floor was covered with blood. Death was almost instantaneous. Lutkin, who was past fifty years old, was a well known business man in Hobo ken. He was once a School Trustee. He kept a stationery store at the above num ber on Washington street. Formerly he dealt in artificial limbs on the same At one time Lutkin maintained the only circulating library in town. For Some time past his sight has been falling nim. He was fearful of becoming blind. An in jured leg which necessitated his wearing a steel shoe, had also.been troubling him. Ho leaves a, small family of grown-up children.. The coroner tok pharge of the body. WOMAN’S STRANGE DEATH Son-in-Law Accused Her of Drunkenness, But There Are No Signs of Liquor. Mrs. Lizzie Stritch, sixty-five years old, paid her son-in-law, John. White, of No. 216 Ninth street, a visit about six o’clock Saturday night. Shortly afterward' the son-in-law reported to the police at the Seventh stree t station house that Mrs. Stritch was at his home and was intoxi cated and acting in a disorderly manner. Mrs. Stritch was arrested and was tak en to the women’s prison at. the Oakland avenue station. Arriving there it was found that she was ill, and she was order ed to the City Hospital. When the patrol wagon reached that institution it was1 found that she was dead. The body was taken to Speer's morgue and the County Physician was notified. No signs of liquor was found and no marks of violence. Dr. Converse, who examined the body, said death resulted from natural causes. City Physician Hoff man says dfeth was due to apoplexy. Mrs. Stretch has a daughter living at No. 98 'Mercer street. She lived in the upper part of New York State, and came to this city on Saturday. At White’s house she became delirious. In a pocket of her dress was found $100.01. The eon-in.-Caw, White, said when asked .why he had' reported his mother-in-law as drunk, that he did so through a mistake. She acted queerly and half delirious and he supposed she had been drinking. FIVE YEARS FOR BURGLAR. Judge Blair Dispensed Justice Lit erally This Morning. Judge Blair in the General Sessions Court this morning disposed of some law breakers. It was expected that “Jack Sheppard” and Ernest Edwards, the burg lais, would be sentenced, but they were not brought into court and Judge Blair an nounced that they would 'be disposed of at some future time. Henry S. Reinhardt, the Newark ex pressman, who was convicted some time, agp on three charges of cruelty to ani mals, was fined $25 and costs on the first charge and sentence' was suspended on the other two. John Wilson, who was convicted of at tempting to assault a little girl, was sent to the penitentiary for eighteen months. Harry Lyman and Dennis Murphy, who plead guilty of larceny from the person, and William Matthews, who was waiting to’ be tried for being concerned in the same offence, were discharged. Judge Blair said the Court had learned that the prisoners, who were boys, had taken a pocfcetbook from another boy, but they had no intention of stealing it. It was merely done in sport. Sentence was suspended in the case of Charles E. Regsley, former manager for Albert Datz in (Newark, Who pleaded non vuit to an indictment for embezzling $4C0 from his,employer. Judge Blair said that the case had given the Court much trouble. The offence was committed out of the jurisdiction' of the Count and it was doubtful if the prisoner could have been convicted here. Besides, he had been in the county jail1 for three months and under an the circumstances the Court had concluded' to discharge the prisoner on payment of costs. jamee Stewart, a negro burglar, was sentenced to State Prison for five years. Stewart broke into Henry C. Stillwell’s houise. No. 661 Jersey avenue, on Decem ber 19, and was captured by Policeman Van Reipen as he was escaping over the rear fence. A dangerous looking knife was found in his possession' and some small articles stolen from Mr. Stillwell’s house. ___ ORPHEUS CLUB’S CONCERT. The Orpheus Zither Cl uto iheld a mustcale at Central Hall last evening. There were songs toy the Orpheus Male Quartette, se lections toy the Dewey Violin Quartette, a tenor solo toy Edward KoOlfs, selections by a zither duet, Messrs, V. Tralinger and E. Gottschalck; mandolin duet toy J. Gott schalck and T. Thalmamio, violin solo by C Rtondall. The cominittee In charge consisted of E. J. Gottschalck, Charles B. Banda 11, R. Reinecke, E. Rollto. H. Muller and Oarl Gottschalck. DIXON. CO’S. ADDITION. The Dixon Crucible Company contem plate making another addition to their big factory. On the Wayne street side, adjoining the office, a large building will toe put up, with a frontage of 125 feet. CITY NEWS NOTES. The annual banquet of the Jersey City Council, Knights of Columbus, will take place tomorrow night in the Jersey City Club. The Union Bible Class, led by Rev. D. M. Stearns, of Germantown, will be held in the chapel Of the Bergen Reformed Church, on Tuesday, January 16, &t 2:15 P. M. i PITNEY DEFENDS WOMEN He Uses the Brown Divorce Case to Lecture on Wit nesses’ Rights. In the Court of Chancery, this morning, Vice, Chancellor Pitney came out strong against the manner of the examination of witnesses, especially women witnesses, which is followed by counsel these days. He declared that such a manner was a transgression of the witnesses’ rights. This was all' occasioned by a motion made by Isaac Taylor, counsel for Mrs. Mary J. Brown, who is being shed for divorce by her husband, George F. Brown. -The case is being heard by Isaac Romaine, a Mas ter in Chancery, and Mr. Taylor has ob jected to some of the questions asked by Flavel McGee, counsel for Mr. Brown, in his examination of witnesses. Mr. Tay lor’s motion, this morning, was to have stricken out a question asked Mrs. Brown to the effect whether a Mrs. Van Keuren, a previous witness, was living with her husband. Mr. Taylor contended that the question was not proper cross-examina tion. The Vice Chancellor said, that according to the strict rules of evidence the question was not a proper one he was not prepared to say, not being acquainted with all the evidence in the case, that the Master did not use good judgment in ad mitting the question. He did not see, however, the propriety of asking such a question. It was not fair to the woman, because, If, she was not living with her husband then comes the question, “whose fault is it?” “There is the case of Mrs. Rogers, the witness in the Molineux case,” the Vice Chancellor went on. ."The entire Rogers and Adams’ families have been placed in an unpleasant plight by the admission of testimony that Mrs. Rogers is not living with her husband. When you ask such a question of a woman you have got to go into the question of whose fault it is that a separation has taken place. The ques tion in point is asked and is permitted by the Court to be answered, but it* is not right or just. You can properly ask a woman if she is living unlawfully with a man, but the mere fact that she is liv ing apart from her husband, unless the cause is gone into and the whole matter is tried should not be dragged out in court.” The Vice Chancellor, however, refused to set aside Mr. Romaine’s ruling, declar ing that he being perfectely familiar with the evidence. He also suggested that the counsel stop coming before the court with these objections and have the case re ferred to a Vice Chancellor, where the( questions could *be disposed of as soon as they arose. This did not meet with favor as it would necessitate a public hearing. On application of Mr. Brown’s counsel, the Vice Chancellor made an order directing Mrs. Brown to have her testi mony all in in two weeks. TRIED TO KILL HERSELF Young Mother Almost Suc ceeded in Jumping From Window With Baby. Mary Curran, of No. 449 Pavonia ave nue, while insane attempted to throw her self and baby out of a third story window of her home late last night. She was prevented by her husband, Michael Cur ran, who entered the rom just in the nick of time. Mrs. Curran had been an inmate of the Asylum for the Insane at Snake Hill and she left that institution last August. She showed signs yesterday of a return of her malady. She fought he rhusband and a brother-in-law madly early last eevning. Later she appeared rational and the brother-in-law left for his home on the Boulevard. The husband had left her alone for a few moments and returning to the room found she had thrown several articles of furniture into the yard below and with her child was about to leap from the window. A neighbor summoned Dr. H. D. Sherwood, who complained to the police that she was a dangerous lunatic. An examination of the charge against her was postponed by Police Justice Potts in the Second Criminal Court, this morn ing until tomorrow morning, ^ as Dr. Sherwood was not in court. She is at present in the County Jail. HOBOKEN MAIL SHAKEUP. Carriers to Have Different Routes In Future. A big shake up is anticipated before the end of the week in, the Hoboken postal service. Cariers are to be transferred to new districts and clerks are to be chang ed and given new assignments. Postmas ter Leonard Shroeder believes the change is necessary, but will not discuss his plans until they are perfected. The majority of the cariers do not relish the idea of the shake-up. Most of them have had their routes for several years. “The public will only be inconvenienced by the contemplated plans of the Post master,” said one of the carriers! this morning to a reporter. “There is no im perative demand for the change." LONGSHOREMEN ON STRIKE. They Refusedlto Work Yesterday for Small Pay. Longshoremen, employed op. the Thlng valla Line piers, Hoboken, refused to work yesterday "because the company would not pay them sixty cents per hour. This rate has lately- tieen fixed by the Longshore men’s Union for Sundays and holidays. (None of the Hoboken steamship lines have yet agreed to the figure. The men. resumed work this morning upon the pro-mlise of the company that an effort would' he made to adjust the difference. Strikes for the same reason have occurred in Hoboken before. FUNERAL OF MRS. GRAESCHEN Mrs. Katie ML Graeschen, wife of Ber nard Graeschen, of-No. 324 Central avenue, died, at her homo on Saturday afternoon, after a lingering illness. She was. a prominent member of Sf. Nicholas’ parish. Her husband, and little daughter Emma | survive her, Mrs. Graeschen was bom in Switzerland in 1882. She liv.ed at Greenpoint, L. I., be fore coming to this city. Her funeral’ took place from St. Nicholas? Church tuis at 11< rijpon THEY LIKED BALLS. So Two Young Girls Ran Away From Home and Slept in Hallways. Louise Hennecker, 14 years old, of No. £79 Thirteenth street, and Maggie Hogan. 16 years old, two pretty young girls, ran away from their homes one week ago today. They were found about eight o’clock this morning by Father Harpes, of St. Peter’s Church, corner- of Grand and Van Vorst streets, a sleep on a stair Base in the rear of the church. The two girls were awakened by the priest, who questioned them as to what caused their presence in the church at such an early hour of the morning. The girls told Father Harpes that they had no excuse for leaving their homes, only that they wanted to attend picnics and balls. Father Harpes sent word to Police Inspector Archibald of his discovery. In spector Archibald immediately detailed Telephone Clerk Sidney O’Donnell, to bring the runaway girls to Police Head quarters. O’Donnell went over to the church, where he found the girls under the surveillance of Father Harpes. Father Harpes ii. formed Officer O’Donnell, of what he had learned. The girls were then taken from the church and were brought before Inspector Archibald, at Police Headquarters. The girls told the In spector the same story as to Father Harpes. • “What mlade you leave home?” asked the Inspector. “We Wad no reason,” answered little Maggie. "Louise's mother sent us for a doctor last Monday afternoon and we did not go home. Louise’s little brother was very sick.” "What have you been doing since you have been away?” the girls were next asked. “We spent our evenings going to balls. After the balls we would drop into some hallway and go to sleep. We have slept in St. Peter’s Church since last Wednes day night. We did not think we would be interfered with,” said Louise. “Why did you not go home after being away for a few days?” “I wanted to go home Tuesday night, but Louise thought she would get a whipping and refused to go. I did not want to leave her alone, so I stayed with her,” said Louise. “Yes,” said Louise; “had I gone home I would have been whipped. If you let us go I will promise to go home and not run away again.” Inspector Archlbold, after learning the addresses of the girls, dispatched Detec tive Larkins to the numbers given to in vestigate the case. Larkins learned that the girls resided at the above addresses. He also learned that Louise Hennecker is the daughter of Charles Hennecker, who is employed by Mayor Fagan of Hoboken in the iron foundry. Maggie Hogan is an orphan. She lives at the Fifteenth street address with a married sister; Relatives of the girls promised to call for them this afternoon. The girls were still at Headquarters at the time "The News” went to press. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Police Reserves Call Out, Tales of Higeaway Robbery—All a Child’s Imagination. The reserves of the Oakland and "Web ster avenue police stations were called out yesterday -afternoon and had a wild goose eh-ase in- search of alleged highway rob bers. It had been reported thait William Rae, of No. 16 Prospect street, had been held uip on the Delaware, Dackawanna & Western Railroad tracks on the rn&dows, at the foot of the Hill, and robbed of a gold watch and chain. The report was made to the police -by young Rae’s father. It turned out that young Rae had simply been assaulted. He happened to come down the side of the hill to the railroad tracks dn his way to New York at a time when a stone battle was raging between the Hillites of Jersey City and the Swamp ites of "Hoboken, for the possession of a skating pond at the foot of the Jails. A thirteen-year-old sister of Rae, on her way to the pond, witnessed the assault on her brother, who had been- mistaken for one of the Hill warriors. The girl ran home and told her father of the as sault, and he, knowing his son carried a valuable gold, watch, suspected that the object of the assault was robbery. The son reached his place of business with a few bruises, but when telephoned to said he had not been robbed. When the police reached the railway tracks the stone battle was over and the Swampites were in possession of the skating pond, subject to flying missies when -the police were absent. ANDREW SHRW DEAD. He Was a Boss Mason and Member Many Societies. Andrew Shaw, forty-seven years old, a well known citizen of the Hudson City section, died yesterday afternoon at one o’clock of a complication of diseases. He had been seriously ill for two weeks. He was a boss mason and contractor. A widow, two sons, Daniel and Andrew, and a daughter,- Lillie, survive him. Mr. Shaw was a member of Central As sembly No. 42, Royal Society of Good Fel lows; Palisade Lodge, K. & L. of H., and a member of the Berkeley and Fremont Clubs. The funeral will take place from^ Mr. Shaw’s home on Wednesday after-" noon. Services will be conducted by the Rev. C. S. Wright of the Central Avenue Reformed Church. The body will be buried in Macphelah Cemetery. ALLEN CAMERON DEAD. Allen B. Cameron, sixty-nine years old, who was taken $o the City Hospital, a few days agb -Suffering from acute pneumonia, died Saturday afternoon. His relatives live at No. 203 Grand street. The body still lies at the morgue. An Old and Well Tried Remedy. Mrs. Wlnslow’3 Soothing Syrup for children teething should always be used for children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wiud colie and Is the beet remedy for dlarrboea. Twenty-five cents per bottla ST. JOHN’S COLLECTION Historical Study of the Bible May Be Begun By the Institute. Tha Church "Bulletin” of St. John's Episcopal Church, announces this week that the Christmas collection- amounts to $1,678 thus far. Other contributions are an ticipated. Of this 427 gave $1,125.80, and $14 was given at open offering. Beside the above amount, forty-five gave $539. These were members of the Bible Class. Of the total amount, however, but $1,139 is applic able to the $2,000 asked for by the Vestry. These notes of interest are taken from the Bulletin”:— "It is usually said that Sunday schools grow very fast just before Christmas and fall -off suddenly afterwards. .This is not true of St. John’s. We have no great in flux of scholars immediately before Christ mas, and we usually have our best attend ance during the weeks following that fes tival. Last Sunday, for example, only two weks after Christmas, we broke the rec ord of atendances. There were 66 officers and teachers1; 71 in ,the Junior Primary, 94 in the Primary, 55 In the Junior, 264 in the Senior, 76 in the Bible Class, and 160 in the Lafayette divisions, or a total of 779. The Christmas offering of t'he School was nearly $40. “The wish has -been expressed several times that the Institute would undertake a Bible class under the same conditions that govern Its other classes, for thq4s/s tematic study of the Bible. The class To be under the direction of a competent in structor, and to pay attention to- the or igin, history and structure of the Bible, and the manners, customs and general life of the different ages with which it is concerned as well as the moral and spir itual truth it contains. There is no doubt but such a class would be wonderfully in teresting, and if a sufficient number will join, the Institute will gladly under take it.” ST. MICHAEL’S FINANCIAL STATE. Father Sheppard’s Statement Shows Large Receipts. At yesterday'® ten o'clock mass the Rev. Father Sheppard read off the following figures showing the -financial condition of 'St. Michael’s Church- and what had been accomplished during the past year. The receipts were far in advance of any pre vious year an the history of the parish1. They amounted' to $34,785.66. From pew rents the amount of $7,293.08 was raised; ; $3,678.35 by Sunday collections; V,455.50 by the annual collection; $2,560 by donations; $5,225.14 by monthly collections; $907.88 by dawn party; $1,020.42 -by excursion; $80.50 by rent of school hall; $2,250.86 by Christ mas collection; $1,901.66 by Easter collec tion; $2,366.80 by Church Debt Society; $774.05 by the Rosary Society; $269.80 by the Children of Mary; $401.90 by the Boys’ and Girls’ Society; $33.35 by the Indian and Colored Mission' $14.81 for Holy Land collection, and1 $31.80 for the (Porto Rico sufferers. The expenditures included $11,300 paid on Improvements on church, school house and rectory; Interest on debt, $6,170.05; debt paid, $5,000; Cathedral assessment, $2,600. The church was the first in the diocese to pay this assessment in full in advance. There is a mortgage of $100,000 resting on the church and a note resting against it in the Hudson County National Bank K>r $19,500. The debt against the church has been reduced $7,000 since Father Sheppard took charge. Before the end of the first de cade of the twentieth century he hopes to have the church entirely free of debt STORY WAS TOO SLIPPERY Kappmann’g Original Way of Get ting an Attachment. “My name is (Henry Koppmann and I want an attachment against a horse and carriage owned hy my boss, Robert Pierce. He keeps a livery stable at No. 116 Fiftieth street, New York, and owes me $24 for two weeks’ wages. The rig is now in Reilly’s livery stable, on First street.” The hackman who addressed this infor mation to Justice of the Peace George Seymour in his Hoboken office this morn ing appeared to 'be a hard individual. '"When the Justice asked' him to explain matters further he said he had driven a party over to Hoboken in the coach lost evening. He then took the rig to the livery stable. His employer had not ben notified of this. It had ben too slippery to take the horse back to New York, last night, he explained. It was also to slippery this moring, he declared. “Your story is too slippery too,” said the Justice. “You get no attachment from me. You are guilty of theft if you fail ot return the rig. I adise you to notify your employer at once and in the future do not go about getting an attach ment in such an original way.” Koppmann left the Justice’s office and called upon Congressman William Daly for advice. He told his story a little dif ferently. The Congressman’s office refus ed to have anything to do with him. The hackman was told that justice was dis pensed on a more liberal scale in West Hoboken. When last seen he was heading for that place. It was later learned that the New York authorities had sent out an alarm for Koppmanm charging him with horse theft. MUTE ARTIST ENRAGED. Kicked Holes Through His Crayons UB Because He Wasn’t Paid. Leo. Levlson and Irwin Lessner conduct an art store at No. 132 Beacon avenue. For some time they had a mute artist, Henry Samuels, of No. 74 South Orange street, Newark, in their employ. Samuels was a crayon portrait artist. He read his orders by tjie movements of his bosses’ lips. Samuels drew his pay every Tuesday. For some reason he wanted his money last Friday. A dispute arose and as the artist read "Nit” on the lip9 of one of his employers he became Infuriated and kicked holes through ten framed crayon portraits he had drawn. His bosses put Him out of the store. He had them arrested for assault and battery, but they were declared not guilty by Police Justice Potts in the Second Criminal Court this morning. Passes Alwrys on Hand. Instead of issuing passes to, persons leaving a theatre during the performance, the Japanese mark the departing specta tor on the hand with an Ind'a rubber stamp, the mark varying eq«h evening In form and color, i h* i Rumors of a New Passenger Line Gain Cre dence. CHANGES ON BLACK TOM Big Freight Yard Will Be Constructed In Newark. For several days past a large force of laborers, directed by Contractor Holanes, has been levelling the land' in. the vicinity of Chapel avenue east of the Central Rail road, preparatory to laying tracks for the new Lehigh Valley Mne. The Directors of the road, accompanied by several survey ors from the engineering department, have made frequent visits to that section ini a special can It is rumored that this Is the preliminary work to the construc tion of a Lehigh Valley Railroad passen ger line. If the numerous stories in cir culation can be credited, the Lehigh Val ley Road will make a strong bid for pas senger traffic. The new line will run parallel with tho Central Railroad’s main line. It is gener ally believed! that the recefit transferral of the Black Tom property from the Na tional Storage Company to the Standard Oil Company was made in order to later allow the Lehigh Valley Road to use the ground for railroad purposes. Black Tom is an arm of Caven Point, about half a mile long, extending to the deep water of the New York Bfiy. It af fords excellent wharfage facilities, as an artificial channel has been dredged) by the National Storage Company, connect ing with the main channel. A significant feature is the removal of oil tanks, now in progress, from Black Tom to the southern end of Caven Point, to clear the way, it is understood, for a freight line and. yard. Beginning and push ing the work at this time of the year demonstrate that the Lehigh Valley peo ple consider the matter of great import ance. The Lehigh Valley already owns a double track, fitted up with an Improved block system, extending from a point north of the Central Railway main depot to the Morris Canal. It was rumored that this line was constructed originally for freight service, but it is now believed that the line will be used for a passenger sys tem. Now that the road has been allowed to lay tracks across Communipaw avenue, a connection With Its freight line can easily be established. The new passenger line, when complete, will run south through the Greenville section and con nect with the freight line at a point in Bayonne near the Morris Canajl, where the road crosses the Newark Bay. Pas senger trains can be run over this line and can be switched to the Lehigh Valley main line at Waverly, N. J. The Lehigh •passenger trains running out of the Penn sylvania system from Jersey City, take the Lehigh main line at this point. The Lehigh people are also preparing to construct a large freight yard in the southern end of Newark. Seventy-seven miles of track will be laid. When com pleted this will be one of the largest freight yards in this section of the country. For the last fifteen years dhe Lehigh Valley has been acquiring large tracts of meadow lands in the Oaven Point, Green ville and Bayonne sections. The finished manner in which the Lehigh freight line from Jersey City to Newark was con structed strengthens the belief ‘that it was to be ultimately used as a passenger road. PLEAD FOR BRUTAL HUSBAND. William PhelipeTore HisWlfe’s Arm With a Hook. William1 Phelipe, a longshoreman, re siding at No. 314 Grand street, Hoboken, got drunk yesterday. In an altercation with his wife he pulled a cotton hook from his belt and tore her right arm with it. Patrolman Julius Kruse locked Phelipe up. In Recorder Edward Stanton’s court thl3 morning the wife plead for her husband. “It’s the first time he ever did this, Judge,” she said. “He won’t do it again." The Magistrate hel up the cotton hook, which was covered with blood. “This Im plement was never Intended as a weapon for a wife beater,” he said to Phelipe. "I’ll let you go this time because your wife has plead for you. But don’t come here again for the same offense if you value your liberty.” Phelipe wiped the blood-stained hook on his trousers and left the court room with his wife. _________ RESULT OF BOYS’ PRANKS. Harry Grieeco Has a Broken Leg and His Intended Victim Goes Free. Twelve year old Hary Grlecco, of No. 408 Jefferson street, Hoboken, is laid up at home with a broken leg. The injury was received as the result of boyish pranks played on a grocer known in the vicinity by the euphonious appellation of “Sheeney Dave.” Griecco was calling the Hebrew names with some companions the other day. The grocer chased after hia tormentors and Griecco got tangled up in a lumber pile. He will be confined to bed for several weeks, the attending physician says. ERIE ENCROACHMENT STOPPED. Word was received by Police Captain Kelly, at eleven o'clock tbls morning, that a force of Brie Railway workmen had commenced to fence in the east sidewalk of Ninth street, between Provost and Bar man! streets. The Captain detailed Roundsman Sdhober to stop the encroach ment. The roundsman ordered the men to quit operations and they did so without any trouble. Deaf Mate Statistics. Ninety-seven per cent, of the offspring of deaf fathers and omthers are deaf. The offspring of these deaf persons gen erally possess the sense of hearing, the average deafness being 8.6 per cent. This fact is said to be in accordance with two well established anomaly tends to be transmitted to offspring, and that the offspring of these tends to revert to the normal type. SUPPOSE. SUPPOSE your house is on fire, what Is the easiest way to sum mon the Fire Depart ment ? TELEPHONE SERVICE ThelewTirkuiRew Jersey Telephsne Co. 180 Market St., Newark, N. i 8 Erie St., Jersey City, N. J. ACROSS THE TUCELA War Office Thinks it Im probable That British Forces Have Advanced. [By Cable to The Associated Press.] CAPE TOWN, Jan. 15, 1900.—A despatch to the "Argus,” dated Friday last, Jan uary 12, says:— “The authorities have received new* that General Warren has crossed the Tugela and occupied a strong position north of the river.” This report has been current here since yesterday but is discredited in official circles. RUMORS NOT CONFIRMED. [By Cable to The Associated Press.] 'LONDON. Jan. 15, 1900.—Up to the pres ent the reported crossing of the Tugela River by General Warren’s division (re mains but rumor. Nevertheless, the whole tenor of such news as has dribbled In from South Africa during the last forty-eight hours indicates that a combined forward movement of a comprehensive character is proceeding. It is not necessary to believe the uncon firmed stories of the Boers being la full retreat from Colenso because it has been learned that a column is proceeding via Weenan to Helpmakaar, to cut off their retreat. But, at the same time, credible information from many different sources indusputably points to momentous changes in the disposition of the Republi can forces. Advises from Pietermaritzburg, dated Saturday, January 13, say that since their defat January 6, the Boers have been re moving their guns from the positions South of Ladysmith. The same despatch confirms the report that the Thirteenth Hussars raeched Grobierskloff \ without meeting the Boers. As the trenches at Groblerskloof were prehaps, the strong est position held by the Burghers, theiy vacation has considerably astonished the British. TONIGHT’S EVENTS. Chaunccy Oloott at the Academy of Music. American Burlesquers at the Bor Ton Theatre. Institution of officers at the Minkakwa Club. Meeting, Seventh Ward Democratic Club. Play, "The Midnight Charge,” at St. Paul’s School Hall. Meeting, St. Patrick’s Catholic Club. Meeting, Ninth Ward Democratic As sociation. Ball, Grithmuller Association, Pohi mann’s Pavilion. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 1900.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Tuesday. For New York City and vicinity:—(Fair tonight: Tuesday paruy cloudy to cloudy, followed by rains; mod erate temperature; light east winds. Hartnett’s Themometrioal Report Deg Jan. 14. 3 P. M...t— . 6 P. M.3S 9 P. M.36 12 midnight.3B| Jan. 16. 6 P. M... _, 9 A. M.. 39 12 noon...J3 ‘■Doing nothing Is doing 111.” Impure blood neglected will become a serious matter. Tah* Hood's Sarsaparilla at ones and avoid the 111. DIED. FARMER—On Sunday, Jan. 14, 1900, M her residence, No. 223 First street, 'Catherine, widow of the lai* Jame» ■Farmer. . _ _ Funeral services at St Mary^s Churca on Tuesday, Jan, 16, at 10 A. M, ARLINGTON CEHETEBY •Was the first "Landscape Lawn Cemetery” hi the State. Lot owners have no expense lor care of grounds, nor tor fenoing. If you need a cemetery lot (and every family needs one), you will be Interested In its beauty and neat, ness. Its moderate prices Ud sag payment. Office in Jersey City, 239 Washing! ton street, over Provident Savings Bank. TeW phone No. 621.