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ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION* %$ti . mM - • ffc' T* _____ _- ■ ..y> VOL, XIL-yor 3281 ~ __PRICE ON CENT. THE BRYAN MEETING St. Peter’s Hall Crowd ed and a Large . Overflow in the Streets. PROMINENT REPUBLICANS PRESENT Sam Dickinson and Other Curiosity Seekers Oc cupy Front Seats. PLENTY OF CHEERING Visitor Pleasantly Enter tained at the Davis Club House and Ho tel Washington. ■ j FULL REPORT OF HIS SPEECH Silver, Trusts and the Phil ippines the Three Princi pal Topics Discussed. Colonel William Jennings Bryan came to this city last night and before a large j auldience in St. Peter's Hall vigorously assailed trusts, the gofd standard and im- j perJaMsim. As early as six o cIock in tne evening <*. cro-wd began to collect on Mercer street in front of the Robert Davis Association headquarters awaiting the arrival of Mr. Bryan. Inside the club were a number of prominent people and the members of the Executive Committee of the Hudson County Democratic Committee, each man with a badge on his coat. Meanwhile the crowd increased until a squad of police was necessary to keep a way clear. Shortly after half-past six o’clock a car riage drove up to the door and amid loud Cheering (Mr. Bryan stepped out, accom panied by Congressman W. D. Daly and Mr. James F. Minturn. ‘THey, Bltly, how’s free silver?” yelled a little man on the outer edge of the crowd. Mr. Bryan smiled and ran up the steps of the clubhouse. As 'he entered the hall he was met by Mr. Robert Davis, whose hand Mr. Bryan warmly grasped. The people in the room were then pre ■sen’ted (to Mr. Bryan. Among these was Lawyer C. C. HendTlcks. When he shook bands Mr. Daly said:— MHe looks like you, Mr. Bryan.” “Well, I am not slandered I am sure,” replied the gentleman from Nebraska, and turning to Mr. Hendricks said:—“I hope, sir, you will be careful what you say when you are going about talking for me.” Much laughter greeted the sally. After a few minutes general conversa tion 'the guest o-f the evening was escorted to the assembly room of the club where dinner was spread. Mr. Bryan sat at one end of the long table and Mayor Hoos a't the other end, while Mr. Davis bustled about as usual looking after everybody else's comfort first. At the table with Mr. Bryan sat also Congressman Daly and Congressman Johnston Cornish, Assem • Hymen J. J. Murphy of Hudson county, J. B. Smith and H. D. White of Warren, O. I. 'Blackwell and W. A. Loudenberger of Hunterdon, Elvin E. "Smith of Sussex, Senator Forster of Hunterdon, ex-Judge J. E. Martine of Plainfield, Sheriff Carl Ruempler, Surrogate James T. Lillis, Jhmes C. Clarke, John Mehl, Dr. Mor timer Lanrpson, Thomas J. Miggins, Maurice Stack, J. P. Feeney, Dr. John Nevin, Police Justice J. J. Nevin, T. Hag gerty, Colonel R. G. Smith, J. S. Nolan, Dr. C. C. Hendricks, C. P. Smith, William Davis, Dan Smith, M. J. Coyle, A. J. Clements, J. Coddington, P. O’Mara, J. C. Cooper and Michael I. Fagen. An excel lent dinner was served and this Was the menu:— SOUP , Bouillon de Noodle FISH Boiled Red Snapper, with Egg Slauce ENTREE Flle't de Eoeuf, Mushrooms Roast Duck de 'Royal, Le Jllleton Stuffed Squabs, a la Bryan English Pudding with Boer Sauce French Coffee Wine CSgars Just as the guests were about to leave for the meeting Judge Martine rose and raising his glass of champagne said' en thusiastically :— 'Here's to a man nearer t<j The hearts of the American people than any man since Andrew Jackson: Colonel W. J. Bryan.” * The dinner over the folding doors were Thrown open and a large number of people were admitted to shake hands with the Colonel, who for fully quarter of an hour before was kept pretty busy writing his autograph across the face of menu cards. One was for Mayor IHoos, and Mr. Bryan wrote:— * "To (His Honor. W. J. Bryan.” "That won’t do,” he said with a laugh, and altering the words, “that sounds as if It were to my honor instead of Mayor Hops.” While all this was going on a vast , crowd was assembled in York street out side of St. Peter’s Hall, and inside there wasn't a seat vacant. Under Acting Chief Andhibold and Captain <?ody the police handled that, crowd splendidly. There was no disorder. The melh body of the hall was packed to the doors. Men stood eight deep neap the main dopr and in the galleries were many ladles. There were Republicans there too, men like Colonel Sam Dickinson, who were anxious to hear what Mr. Bryan had to say about Repub lican misdeeds. The stage was crowded, too, and among its occupants were:-Rev. Father Ter Woert of St. John's, Rev. Father J. T. Belehan'ty of St. John’s, Rev. Father j. F. Sullivan of St. Aloyslus’, Rev. Father J. F. Ryan of St. Bridget’s, Rev. Father Kernan of Passaic, and Rev. Father Keyes of St. Bridget’s Church; E M. Roberts, of Fort Mhdison, Iowa; Assemblyman E. Rice of Harrison, Gen eral W. C. Heppen'heimer, Ernest J. Hep penheimer, James F. Gannon, M. B. Holmes, Treasurer Grace of Harrison, Joel Ooddington, Assistant Sergeant-at Arms of the Assembly; Anthony Oapelli of Hoboken, Thomas J. Miggins, Colonel R. G. Smith and those who were present at the dinner In the Bavis Association clubhouse. 'The big audience was keyed up to the pitch of enthusiasm, which- s-ought its escape in a mighty cheer as Mr. Robert Davie followed Iby Colonel Bryan, Mayor 'Hoos 'and Congressman . Daly emerged from the wings to 'the centre of the stage. Every man Jack in that crowd rose to his feet, waved -his hat and yelled like a Choctaw. Again and again was the Cheer ing repeated as the Colonel took his scat. Raising hLs hand to command silence Mr. Robert Davis in a voice heard above the din said:— “If you will all keep quiet you will hear Colonel Bryan. (“What’s the matter with 'Bdb?” yelled a score of voices and t'he proper answer was given.) The commit tee,” continued Mr. Davis, ‘‘have selected Mayor 'Hoos to preside and I now take pleasure in introducing him to you. The Mayor received a cordial hurst of cheering when he rose. His -speech was like Mr. Davis’s, terse and to the point. He said:—"We have with us this evening a gentleman in opr midst Whom we tire all glad to see and to have with us. He re ceived! the support of 6,000,000 and one-half of the votens of 'this country. You are all glad fo have this man in our midst. He is dearer to every citizen who loves home and country. (Applause.) He is a man who doesn't flinch and who cares only for what is right and Just. (‘"That’s true. Mayor," coma one shouted.) This man, , WttlU-am Jennings Bryan—(Cheers)—is a | i man who -will speak -to you on grave sub- j j Jects and whatever he says will be worthy : j of the full and serious reflection of every | American citizen. (Cheers.) Whatever he ; [ says will -be digested by the people of this i j State, and I have no doubt that the | I Democratic party will at the next election | carry him on to victory. (Cheers.) I, as j Chief Magistrate of t’he city of, Jersey j City, extend the freedom of the city to Colonel- Bryan and -I now take great : pleasure in presenting him to you." j Another tornado of cheering bprst ! forth. There followed: ‘Three cheers for our next Mayor,” “Three cheers- for Colonel Bob Smith,” “Three cheers for Bob Davis,” and When Mr. Bryan stood up to speak the cry of “Three cheers for our next President. Tiger,” (from J. P. Feeney), was loud enough to have pos e-Jbly been heard in the White House itself. For fully a minute Mr. Bryan stood quietly waiting for the cheering to subside. It was clear he didn’t expect such a rousing welcome and a gratified smile passed over his mobile face. “Ladies and gentlemen,” he began, ‘T am almost sorry I came here. I came supposing that you needed to be talked to. I am satisfied that I am only wasting time here and I better go somewhere else. (Laughter.) (But if I cannot do good 'to you, you can do me some good and impart some of your enthusiasm to others* and carry it to other parts where they are not so earnest in the fight as you are. (Cheers.) "I remember Once making a speech in Buekstone- schoolhouse. It was an Irish sehoolhouse, and when I was speaking some one cried out, ^Hi’t him hard, there s not a Republican here.’ (Laughter.) I imagine there are some Republicans here, but not all Republicans. I am always glad to have Republicans present. I would prefer to have a majority of them here, and just enough of our own side to keep up the enthusiasm while I talked to the Republicans. (Laughter.) “I am glad to meet you and meet the splendid Robert Davis organization. (Cheers.) I appreciate the kind words of your Chief Exeutive, but I must confess 'that when men indulge in the pleasing prophecy that I am to he the next Presi dent of the United States, it does not make my heart beat as quickly as once it did, for I recall that from out the last •Presidential campaign there now remain some 600 unanointed and unsuccessful prophets who testified in their time to this ; same thing. (Loud laughter.) I want to | tell you that the election of 18% has been j a- great 'boon to some people, hut I do not believe" the policy of the Republican party ■ ie much good for the majority of the people. , “I am not going to speak as a candidate and I do not want you to listen as though I were a candidate, for, no matter what the future has in store for me in the way of offices, I am in politics for years to come, and I rejoice that I am a young man, because in the course of nature I’ll have many more years in which to fight the Republicans. But I do not fight in dividual Republicans. A majority of the Republicans are as anxious for good gov ernment as are the members of my own party. The only trouble is that the Re publican party has put the dollar before the man. The dollar Sign is stamped on every Republican policy, and none is genuine unless the sign is blown in the gas. Now, I shall speak tonight in answer to this question and I hope there are Re publicans here to listen. Are you on the inside? If so, are you sure you are going 'to stay th^re? ■ . "R Is my point that the dollar mark is stamped on every Republican policy. It isn’t a genuine Republican policy If the dollar mark isn’t 'blown in on the bottom. I (believe that the Republican party Is casting its influence on the side of money. The man who hasn’t it has no chance in the race for life. Yet, if I should .warn the people against the approach of mon archy the Republican papers would call me a demagogue. But Lincoln warned them against placing capital above or on an equal footing with labor. “Today if a man favors a graded in come tax is called a Socialist or an Anarchist. If be puts the tax on those who consume according to their wants he is called a statesman or a financier. While I found rich Democrats who were willing to go to any party to evade the enforcement of this just law, I found the poor Republicans remaining along to whoop ft up for the grand old party. “In 1S59 Lincoln wrote to Che Republi cans of Boston and praised Jefferson, saying; T believe in the man and the dol lar, but in conflict I place the man before the dollar.’ I want any Republican here to sav was he right? Look at the Re VBetter do It than wish it done.” Better .cure catarrh by taking Hood’s Sarsaparilla than complain because you suffer from it. pulblican policy today and see if they do. Let me ask you to look at the fall the Republican party has taken. There is Lincoln at one end, and Hanna at the other. What a toboggan slide it makes. Compare Hannaism with Lincoinism. (Loud laughter.) Haven’t I the right to compare Hannaism wit'h Lincolnism? (Renewed laughter.) If you And that 'Hannaism. isn't better than Lincolnism, shouldn’t you change it to make.it a gov ernment of the people, .by the people, for the people? (Cheers.) “Now to show you that the Republican •party has fallen from its high state. I want to remind you that Mr. Banna came back from London last summer and was interviewed. I read 'it in a Republican paper. A reporter asked him what he thought of the English system. He said it was a great system. Their system of government is as gooJ as ours and per? haps hotter. I only quote his words to night to say to the Republicans present that there was a time when the Repub lican party would not have at the head of its national organization a man who thought that the English Government was as good as ours and perhaps better. “I only repeat his words. The moment when you raise the dollar above the man that moment is dangerous to the doctrines of the republic. (Cheers.) The Repub licans have said so many bad things I've only to quote, and I have to be too severe either. Look at w'hiat Lincoln said when he warned his countrymen against the approval of a monopoly. If I did so the Republican papers would call me a demagogue; yet Lincoln said £o. The at tempt to put money above man is so plain that ft scarcely needs any evidence. Import duties, taxes on liquor and to bacco fall more hefivlly on the poor than on the rich. A man worth $100,000 can’t eat a hundred times more than the man with $1,000. The poor man In fact eats the most, and while the rich man is bunt ing around for a stomach into Which to put his food the poor man is hunting for food to put int his stomach. (Laughter.) : When you place burdens on the people j should you tax them on what they want | or what they have? When you collected ! the taxes before the war you made the ! poor pay more than his ehare. If a man ; wants a tax direct, he is a socialist; if i he wants it indirect, 'he is a statesman ' and a financier. (Laughter.) ! ‘1Now we favor an income tax and I am j proud of the part I took in making that • law. When the bill was before Congress Eastern Democrats said that if the •Democratic party favored that law the rich Democrats would leave the party. 1 said that no rich Democrat would leave the party to avoid a just law. I did not know the rich Democrats as well then as I do now. (Laughter.) I thought that >t'he poor Republicans would come in to take their places, but I didn’t know the poor Republicans as I do now. (Laughter.) I thought the poor Republicans were like the Irishman In a buggy, whose horse was kicking and trying to back into the carriage. He shouted, ‘All right, when you get in I’ll get out.’ (Loud laughter.) Republican speakers are so contradictory on this and other points that you 'have only to listen and you will hear them state a proposition and answer it them selves. They remind one of a man walk ing across a mountain. The patch was so crooked that he met himself coming back. (Laughter.) I am surprised that more didn’t understand the income tax laiw of '96. I am willing to forgive them if they do now. “Only the other day, for the benevolent •association of the telephone and1 telegraph companies—(Laughter)—tbe Government fixed it that the companies could shift thair tax on the man who sent the tele gram. Now I have to pay the regular price for a telegram and one cent more for the benevolent assimilation of the Filipinos. Why? Because the Republican party so made it. Why did it make it so? Because it listened to the telegraph com pany, not the people. Under Republican administration money is more precious than human blood, for the Government can take the citizen, but the pocketbook is sacred. “Thus does the Republican party put capital above labor and humanity in the structure of their government. That’s only one question, and I ask you are you on the inside? You may look on it with complacency. If not, don’t you want to see the Jeffersonian maxim in force, ‘Equal rffehts to all?’ (Cheers.) “Now, there’s another question. (A voice, ‘Free silver,’ and cheers.) The Re publicans say that the money ques tion is a: dead issue. In 1892 my oppon ent for Congress said we would never hear of a money question after that elec tion, but it was up again in 1893, and the President had called Congress to gether to repeal the Sherman law and bury it again; and, when the Sherman law was burled, they said that settled it. But it was up again in 1894, and had to be buried again; and was up again in 1895, and had to be buried again, and even the Republicans remember it was up again in 1896. "But they said they buried it then for good. The next day after the election the Republican papers said that that question was now settled forever, but it .was up in 1897, and had to be buried again, and then it was up in 1898, and had to be buried again and it was up last fall and they went through with the usual ob sequies. But I have examined the so- ■ called corpse, and it is my candid opinion that it has life enough left to last an other year. (Laughter.) The American people never adopted the gold standard. In 1896, 6,500,000 voters demanded bimetal ism. “I am asked why I don't drop the money question, If were I to drop it it might break. It would have no effect on the money question if I did drop it. It is in the keeping of no man, and it would not make any difference whether I adhere to it or disregard it. • “I am not willing that a handful of English bankers shall control 70,000,000 American people. The gold system is not a sound system. It is a He that it is an American system. “Today financiers fear that there will be a panic if the Boers continue to fight successfully for their homes. The finan ciers are afraid that if England does not win soon there will be trouble, and be cause these financiers fear the effect of the success of the Boers, men who in their hearts love liberty are afraid to say a word in defense of the Boers and have a financial interest in praying that the domination of the Queen might be extend ed, while the republic falls. (Hisses.) "When you speak of Wimetalism you must have a fixed1 ratio to be coined. I 'believe in (he ratio of 16 to 1—(Cheers)— aad when you find a man who doesn't want it you find a man Who never had a ratio. I want to remind you that (he Republicans urged the gold standard. What has happened during the last five years to justify It? They will tell you that we have so much money that we don’t need the coinage of silver with gold. If they hadA’t found the money they didn’t expect they would have been in a mighty had fix. When we asked Secretary Gage to explain, he replied that it wouldn't do to remove the gold from tlhd hanks, and when you ask where It Is, he replies they mustn’t take It out of circu lation. With this increased production of gold if iwe had both gold and silver coined we would have all the advantages of gold and silver as we have of the gold. When a man tells you we can’t maintain the parity I eay if there Is an Increase in gold it will be easier for the coinage olf Silver. “The Currency Bill was the most In famous ever presented to Congress. They couldn’t get ft throug'h in 1S96, but did so in 1S98. We had. a war on hand. Wlhile the people were thinking o£ the war the orators were shouting ‘Hold up the hands of 'the President,’ and at the same time the Republicans were holding up the people. (Laughter.) These orators said: "Don’t discredit the President,’ and they appealed to patriotism. A'fiter the ■ war they added to ’the bill to turn you over to the 'National Banks. “What will the banks make out of it? They will have all the bonds funded for 2 peir cent, bonds, and then these bonds will be at par, and then the banks may issue money up to the par value of the oonds, ' and then they reduce the tax from 1 per cent, to one-half of 1 per cent. If a na tional bank, with a capital of $100,000, wants to invest in the same bond, the bank can buy the bonds for $100,000, depos it them with 'the Treasurer, get oack $100, 000 in currency, which will take the place of the money spent for the bonds. And then the bank will get 2 per cent, on the $100,000 and pay one-half per cent, back, and thus it draws per cent. on the $100,000, with actually nothing-invested at all. “Now,” continued Mr. Bryan, after a pause, "let us look at the trusts question. I don’t know whether you’ve heard of it in New Jersey. (Laughter.) Three years ago you never heard a Republican defend a trust, now you never hear him denounce them. They say that confidence is re stored, and I look in Webster’s dictionary and find that ‘confidence’ means ‘trust,’ and then I know it was restored. (Laugh ter.) Ask the Government why it doesn't destroy any one trust and he will tell you the law doesn’t reach that case, it re minds me of the little boy at dinner who was watching his father carving, and he said, ‘Oh, that’s 'too big for granny.’ ‘It's for you,’ replied his father. ’What a lit tle bit,’ said the boy. (Laughter.) The Republican party having the President, Senate and House ought to enforce the law Which now exists against trusts, and if that be not sufficient they should enact another law, or failing that pass a con i'stitutional amendment to destroy them. It is in the power of the Republican party to do this; but they won’t "Mark Hanna, in a speech in Ohio, told his hearers not to be afraid of trusts, and if they did hurt them he would take care of them. How nice of Mark. (Laughter.) It reminds one of the farmer and the fox. The latter said to the farmer, ‘Now don’t you waste time but go on with your ploughing and leave the chicken question to me.’ (Loud laughter.) If you could only get into Mark’s library you would find a page in Esop's fables turned down at that story. That’s where Mark got the idea from about not being afraid. (Renewed laughter.) They may say that there are good and bad trusts, but I tell you that there is no good monopoly in private hands. ‘Can’t I do what I like with my money?’ asks some. I say No, any more than you can do with your club or revolver. God made man and limited him as to existence, but man made the corporations and raised the limit. God gave man a soul and after death he must account, but man made the corporation without a soul so that it couldn’t account for all its evils. The remedy for this is to shut them in one State and issue Fed eral licenses for them when they do busi ness outside. Take away that license if the corporation attempts to monopolize any branch of business. Some are begin ning now to see the evils of trusts who didn’t in 1896. Solomon has a proverb, ‘A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.’ That Is too long. I’ve redrawn it so that it reads, ‘The wise man gets an idea in his head, the foolish man gets it in the neck.’ If a man steals a horsb, we set bloodhounds after him. If ,he farms' a trust, we give him a ban quet. The Republican party has amended the commandment so that it reads, ’Thou shalt not steal on a small scale.’ "The next questions,” continued the Colonel, "I wish .to discuss are militarism and imperialism. Now t'he difference be tween a republic of 70,000,000 and an em pire of 80,000,000 persons was apparently the difference between a Standing army of 25,000 and one of 100,000 men. There are three defences of our policy in the Philip pines. They are these: Financial, or there's money in it; religious, or God’s in It; political, or we're in it. It’s philan thropy and 5 per cent.—phi'lanthropy dholoroforms the conqueror’s conscience, w-bile 5 per cent, picks the conqueror's pocket. I’vd seen Republicans going up and dawn the - land telling what God wants,” he said a moment later. "If Goi knew them as well as I do he wouldn't dare to tell them whait he wanted. (Laughter.) They tell you tlhat we are going to the Philippines for the good of the natives. They don’t want us, and the very next thing they’ll he doing will Ibe to read to us our own Declaration of Independence. (Laughter.) You remem ber that Christ was tempted ‘on the moun tain by Satan, who, pointing out the king doms o<£ the world with tlheir glories, asked the Saviour to worship him and he would give hi'm all these kingdoms. Christ replied: ‘Get thee behind me, Satan,' but when the Republicans were on the moun tain. they didn’t say ■fhat. They hunted up the Government of Spain and said we will glive you $2.50 apiece for 't'he Filipinos. (Laug'hlter.) Because Dewey and Schley smashed1 the Spanish fleet, are we bound to stay where we are not want ed and promised' not to stav?” Colonel 'Bryan closed with an eloquent peroration on the destiny of the United States and the spread of liberty, and quoted these verses:— “In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea. With a glory In His bosom that trans figures you and me; As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, As God goes marching on.” There were loud calls for “Bill Daly,” who briefly responded. The meeting then closed with renewed cheers for Colonel Bryan and Mr. Robert Davis. The Colonel was driven to the Hotel Washington, where he stayed all night. He left on the 9:55 A. M. train for Harrisburg. X All Fits OF FACT. —Stores, tactorics 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, Iott prices, stores, Montgomery and Greene. streets. The Court of Pardons met in Trenton this morning to consider the case of Ed ward Clifford, who is to be hanged next week. Warren 'Dixon appeared before tho court and made a strong plea for a com mutation of the sentence to imprisonment for life on the ground that Clifford was undoubtedly Insane. Ha was followed' by ’Prosecutor Erwin, who argued' that the murderer was in his right mind. The Court went into executive session, and after two hours’ deliberation refused, to interfere with the sentence. This means that Clifford must hang. WHO CHANGED WARRANT ? Officious Official Caused Thomas Daly’s Arrest for Crime He Did Not Commit. Thomas Daly, twenty-three years old, at No. 324 Third street, was dragged into court this1 morning toy the police of tlhe Seventh street station without justifica tion. The arrest was made on a warrant Issued for the arrest of William Daly, of No. 474 Jensey avenue. The complainant in the case was Annie Daly, oif No. 574 Jersey avenue. Wlhen the Case was called toy Justice Nevin this morning Thomas Daly pro tested his innocence.. He said he had com mitted no offense and Ihe denounced his arrelst as an outrage. Justice Nevin called Annie Daly to the stand to testify against the prisoner. Much to the surprise of the Court and all present the young woman said the man under arrest was not -the person for whom the warrant was issued. “That’s funny,” remarked the Court. "A man is arrested for having done ab solutely nothing.” On close examination Justice Nevin saw that the name on the warrant had been changed from William Daly to Thomas Daly. The result was that an innocent man was arrested. "You are honorably discharged, Mr. Daly,” he said, addressing the prisoner. “I think a great Injustice has 'been done you. I’ll Investigate this matter thor oughly and try to find out who the offi ciqus person is who changed the name on the warrant. I will then prefer charges against him. I suppose that when William Daly could not be located, the next nearest Daly was Thomas. For tunately he was Innocent." After thanking Justice Nevin for his action tn the matter Mr. Daly left court. The police will try to locate William Daly. The arrest of Thomas Daly is now In the hands of Inspector Archibold. BIG ZACK WON. Had the Detective Who Aooidentlly Shot Him Convicted. “Big Zack” Watkins, the imitation Fili pino, who is employed as an advertising medium by Mullins & Sons, the furniture dealers, was the complaining witness against State Detective William Wright of Hoboken, who was tried on indictment for assault and battery. Zack entered the court room in his full regalia, red blank et, feathers, moccasins, etc., and excited the curiosity and wonder of people who had never seen him before. The story was told by several witnesses with but little variation. On the evening of April 10, the day before election, a crowd of jolly fellows were in Puck’s sa loon at Hudson and Ferry streets, when Big Zack, wearing all his paraphernalia, entered, and the crowd determined to have some fun with him. Zack is as good natured as he is big, and he never objects to anybody having fun with him so long as the drinks are kept going around freely. On this occa sion the crowd indulged in Indian whoops, making so much noise that people pass ing on the sidewalk thought there was an Indian war dance going on inside. To add to the excitement of the occasion and realism of the performance, Wright drew his revolver and fired several shots into a big cuspidor. One of the bullets glanced off and struck Zack in the chin. He did not resent it, merely remarking:— “I think you hurt me, boss.” Zack left the saloon and went to the po lice station. He told the sergeant there that he was shot. “That’s nothing new,” remarked Detec tive Quinn. Zack insisted that he was shot in a different way this time and pulled up his trousers. A bullet fell out on the floor. Zack told of the occurrence at the saloon and Wright was summoned to the station and was afterwards indicted. He said yesterday that he hadn’t the slightest intention of injuring Zack and that he merely entered into the spirit of the occasion and fired off the revolver to add to the excitement. He was convicted with a recommendation to mercy. PIG AND CHICKENS BURNED. Hoboken Frame Tenement Destroy ed This Morning. Fire destroyed a three story frame dweling at No. 223 Jefferson street, Hobo kei), early this morning. The fire depart ment was kept busy for a half hour ex tinguishing the blaze. The house, which was occupied by three families, is owned by a Mrs. Farrell. All of the tenants escaped in safety. Insurance partially covers the estimated damages of ^ $500. This was the first fire attended by Assist ant Chief Michael Dunne, who was ap pointed Tuesday. I The owner called at Fire Headquarters this afternoon and notified Chief Apple gate that twenty chickens and a pig, which were kept in the cellar, were lost in the flames. INSPECTED THE PORTSMOUTH. The Battalion of the East, Naavl Re serves of New Jersey, showed visitors around the training ship Portsmouth in Hudson Square Basin, Hoboken, last night. Many people from this city and Hoboken Inspected the old Bloop of war. An exhibition drill by the First Division, in command of Lieutenant C. Vreeland, preceded the inspection. LABOR BILLS ENDORSED. Mark’s and Fallon’s Measures Approved By Trades Council. The Hudson Building Trades Council held a largely attended meeting at its ihall, No. 11 Hoboken avenue, last night, and 'transacted considerable business. The committee of the carpenters appointed to look after the appeal of the local carpen ters who were withdrawn from the job at One Hundred and Second street and the 'Boulevard by the District Council of Carpenters, reported that it had spent two days in Philadelphia in an endeavor to see Secretary-Treasurer P. J. MoGuire, Of the 'National Executive Committee of the Union of Carpenters and Joiners of Amer ica, bult that it was unable to see him. In uhe absence of Secretary Ward, of the Council, who met with a serious ac cident on Saturday and is now in the 'hospital, Delegate Beck acted as secre tary. The new delegates from Local No. 391 of the Carpenters, of Hoboken; Local No. 299 of the, Carpenters, of West Ho boken; Local No. 198 of the Plumbers, of Hoboken, were all seated. Business Agent Conroy recommended the endorsement of Assemblyman Marks’ bill providing for the establishment of municipal employment agencies; also the bill introduced yesterday by Assemblyman 'PUlton looking to the abolishment of the negligent servant plea in suits for dam ages. Both bills were unanimously en dorsed by the Council and 'the acting sec retary was instructed to communicate with the two Assemblymen notifying them of the action of the Council. The painters complained that a house was being erected at Jewett and Fairvierw avenues on which none butt non-union men were employed. The painters of North Hudson com plained that non-union men were working in Berme's brewery, also on a house in Kings street, H'ighwood Park, and on a ■house at Summit avenue and the Hacken sack Plank Road, West Hoboken. The Hoboken laborers complained against the employment of non-union men on a new sugar house in Fifteenth street, Hoboken. The North’ Hudson men wanted their grievances attended to at once. Agent Conroy said that it was impossible to get at it before Saturday. Delegate Borendres. of the painters, was appointed to tem porarily assist the 'Business Agent in his work. Tho • tinsmiths’ grievance concerning work on the new Public Library building was reported to have been referred to the Library Trustees. Delegates -.ear and Connolly were ap pointed a committee. ‘to organize the laborers of Bayonne some time in the week. ■Business Agent Conroy’s report showed that fifteen grievances had been satis factorily settled in the past week. TOOK WRONG BOTTLE. Simon’s Drink Was Caustic Alkaloid Instead of Wine. Joseph TX Simon, forty-three years old, of No. 592 Grove street, is lying in the OHy Hospital seriously ill as the result of a drink of oaustii'c alkaloid which he took through mistake for a drink of wine. He •and his tiwo sons-in-'law, John Delgrodice, of No. 329 Warren street, and Lewis Ricco, of No. 318 Warren street, visited a sick friend, Thomas Frank, of No. 207 Grand street, Hoboken, last evening. Before leaving Ricco took what he sup posed was a bottle of wine from Frank’s closet. On their way home at two o'clock this morning the three men halted under the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad bridge over Grove street and un corked the supposed bottle of wine Simon took a swallow, dropped the bottle and screamed. He clasped his hands -to hlis stomach, declaring it was burniing—was on lire. His two sons-ln law took him to the Seventh street sta tion. from where he was taken to the Oity Hospital. The doctors found that he was suffering from the effects of a dose of alkaloid. FOG DELAYS TRAVEL. Heavy Mist Blocks the Ferries This Afternoon. The fog, which settled down upon this vicinity about two o’clock this afternoon, materially interfered with the running of the ferries. Boats were obliged to run slow and as two boats are nQt allowed on the same route during a fog the boats in the slips were obliged to wait until the others came In. This caused consid erable delay, much- to the disgust of the teamsters, who were anxious to get over the river with their loaded teams. In a short time Exchange place was blocked with vehicles of all descriptions and the line extended to Greene street. There was no perceptible delay on the Pennsylvania Railroad and trains arrived and departed on time. STATE EQUALIZATION BOARD. Members of, the State Board for the Equalization of Taxes were in Hoboken yedterdlay to consider the appeal of the Iooa'l Land and Improvement Company against the levy made on Its property. The County Board, it will be remembered, refused to entertain the. appeal, which was for a reduction approximately $100, 000. The company was not ready for the hearing yesterday, and its counsel, Bes son, Stevens & Lewis, secured a post ponement. HRS. MEYERS DEAD. Mrs. Elizabeth Meyers, thirty-five years old, wife of James Meyers, of No. 170 Pacific avenue, died at her residence, Tuesday morning, after a brief illness. The funeral services will be held Friday morning from All Saints' Church. The interment will be made in Hudson County Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Meyers was a sister-in-law of Policeman John Meyers of Hoboken. MAENNERCHOR ENTERTAINED. The second annual reception and enter tainment of the Maennerchor Singing So ciety was held last night at the Imperial Music Hall on Newark avenut. An elab orate musical and literary programme was thoroughly enjoyed. Those who parti cipated were John Bolze, Miss Anna Keutzmann, Miss Martha Hasacker, Miss Edna Stern and William Xanten. Joblotz's Pan. “This job seems to soot me all right,” remarked Jobolotz, as he took down the stove-pipe and packed away the parlor stove.—Philadelphia Record. 6.0. P. HARMONY Bergen Club Gives New Evi dence of the Sweet Peace Existing. GARDNER’S STRAIGHT TALK Tells Stubenvoll and Harrison He Is Tired of Being a Tool. A bitter fight between the ring and anti-ring forces of the Bergen Republi can Club came to light a few days ago. Mr. Louis Stubenvoll. the newly elected treasurer of the club and chairman of the Ward Association, wrote to the ex treasurer, Oscar K. Gardner, an anti-ring man, offering to relinquish his claim in the office of treasurer if Mr. Gardner would be so good as to assume his old post. Mr. Gardner replied to Mr. Stubenvoll in open meeting, and fired hot shots at every member of the ring faction. He told Mr. Stubenvoll, in plain words, that he would not take the position again under any consideration. ‘‘You knew as well as the rest of your following,” said Mr. Gardner, “that I could not possibly get to the election in time. You knew that I was on a jury that evening, and now you turn about and say that you did not know I wanted the place and you did not know where I was. If you wanted me as treasurer, why did you not put me on your ticket? If you defeated me because I was a Lan drine man, then I am proud of it. I shall always be one, and never will sac rifice my time to oblige those who be lieve in boss rule.” Continuing, Mr. Gardner positively re fused to serve on any committee as he had 'bean requested to do by President Harrison. The President went as far to offer him the entire selection of his En tertainment Committe, a committee with which Mr. Gardner has been connected for almost three years. In the cohrse of that time 'he has proved a valuable worker, bringing about numerous successes. Mr. Gardner was most emphatic in his statements. He turned) to the President and remarked that he was tired of being used as a tool, and that he fully realized why the President so regularly requested him to accept the chairmanship of the Entertainment Committee. Mr. Gardner added that he considered the ring people a crowd of ingrates, as shown by the atti tude they assumed at the recent election. He said thiat after serving several years in the capacity of treasurer, and having completed all his tasks in a most satis factory manner, he considered the treat ment he had received at their hands most discourteous, and in the future he desir ed them to leave him off all committees. The remarks of Mir. Gardner surprised the ring people, but not one attempted to reply. They swallowed their medicine in silence. Several members who look upon the ring followers in disgust, have said often that the club was in a fair way to go to the “bow-wows” under the present manage ment. "It is the beginning of the end," they say. BERGER FINED $50. His Regard for His Sister’s Reputa tion Didn’t Weigh Against Pistol. Llewellyn J. Berger, the young man from Bayonne iwho at the point of a re volver demanded, hts sister’s photographs and the negative from John Jay Hunt, a Bayonne photographer, was fined $60 and hosts toy Judge Biotin this morning. Be fore pronouncing sentence Judge Blair said:— “It seems to have become a common practice for young men to carry revol vers, and it is a practice that. must be stopped. The Court may as well have It understood now that in the future per sons wlho carry revolvers and are con victed In this court of any crime will be more severely punished on that account.’’ Judge Blair also said that there seemed to he very little provocation for the as sault on the photographer. Berger’s ex perience coat him about $75. OFF FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN. Jersey City People Go On a Sixty Seven Days Trip. The Hamburg-American liner Augusta Victoria, left Hoboken today on its annual Mediterranean pleasure cruise. The ves sel was gaily decorated and carried a »ig passenger list. The Drip will last 67 days and 12,632 miles will be covered'. Among the Jersey tourists were:—E. P. Runyon, Jersey City; Miss Josephine Mehl, Jersey City; 'Mr. and Mrs. Clemens Heitmeyer and Miss Elsie Heltmeyer, Hoboken; Captain and Mrs. L. S. hobbit, U. S. A., Dover; Miss Marie Jarvie, Bloomfield; Howard C. Williams, Eliza beth; J. H. Outwaite, Lakewood, and Miss Florence McCullay, East Orange. WAREHOUSE BEING BUILT. Piles are being built at Thirteenth and Coles street, for an Immense warehouse for the storage of rattan- for making baby carriages, cane seats, etc. The building Is being erected by Otto- Gerdan, of New York. I-t will be but one story high. The Year in Roman Numerals. It used to be a fashionable fad In days gone by to head a letter with the year date in Roman numerals. That fad, the "Home Magazine” reminds us, got a death blow in 1888, when it took just thir teen letters, “M'DCeC'LXXXVIlI.” As a matter of fact, there were very few people who could properly write that date. Last year was nearly as -bad, for it took nine lattfers, “MDCCCXOIX.” Now things are going to change if any person will take the trouble to look into it. After this year it will be easy. In 1900 the letter fad will probably be revived, for it can be written “M-CM.” After another century passes by the date will drop down to two letters, “MM.” \-r Didn’t Catch Her Drift. “George,” murmured the young wife, “am I-as dear to you now as I was before we were married?” “I can’t exactly tell,” replied the hus band, absentmindedly; “I didn’t keep an account of my expenses then.”—Tit-Bits. SUPPOSE, SUPPOSE your house Ison fire, what is the easiest way to suit)* mon the Fire Depart" ment ? TELEPHONE SERVICE. TlieNewTBrkaniRev Jersey Telephone to. 160 Market St., Newark, V. 8 Erie St., Jersey City, N. J. DIED AT AGE OF I0L Sirs. Hedges Was One of the Origin" al Daughter of the Revolution. [Special to "The Jersey City News."! SUMMIT, Jan. 25, 1900.—Mrs. C, Hedges, who was one of the oldest woman In New Jersey, died here today. Mrs. Hedges was a member of the Daughter* of the Revolution. Mrs. Hedges celebrat ed her 101st birthday In July last and possessed all her faculties up to the time of her death. Her husband died a few years ago after they had celebrated their golden wedding. _ GUILTY OF MURDER. Bullock Who Killed Red Bank’* Chief Convioted Today. [Speolal to “The Jersey City Neve."] tPRIEBHOLiD. Jan. 26, 1900,—The jury in the case of William Bullock, colored, who shot and killed' Chief Of Police Jhmes Walsh, of Red Bank, on (November 18 last, rendered a verdict today in the-Mon mouth Counity Court of Oyer and Ter miner here, of murder in the first degree. TONIGHT’S EVENTS. "His Excellency the Governor,” at tb« Academy of Music. Rentz-Santley Burlesque and Novelty. Company at the Bon Ton Theatre. Oyster and turkey dinner, Greenville Reformed Church. Meeting, Sans Soucl Club. Muslcale and reception at Hasbrouck Institute, Young Men’s Christian Associa tion. Muslcale by the Lafayette Oratorio So ciety at the Tabernacle. Beefsteak dinner of the Beefsteak Club at club rooms, No. 51 Newark avenue. Board of Trade dinner at the Jersey City Club House. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NIETO' YORK, Jan. 25, 1900.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight— P. M. iFriday. For New York City and vicinity:—iRsaiin tonight, possibly turning to snow; colder; Friday fair with a cold wiave; Ihlgh east shifting to west and n-ort’Wwest winds. Hartnstt's Tbemotnetrloal Report Jan. 24. -Deg. 3 P. M.40 6 P. M.37 9 P. IM. 33 12 midnight.33 Jan. 25. Deg. 6 A. M.38 9 A. M.39 13 noon.43 A n Old and Wall Tried Remedy. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for children teething should always be used for children while teething. It soften* the gums, allays the pain, cures wind collo and Is the beet remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle. DIED. TORMEY—On Tuesday, January S, 1*00. Thomas J., the beloved husband oi Minnie Tormey. Relatives and friends, also members of Police Mutual Aid Association, and Be. curity Council. No. 119. C. B. L., Ue ra spectfully Iiwltadi to attend the funeral from his late residence. No. 81 Virginia avenue, on Friday, January 36, at nine Ju M.; thence to St. Patrick’s R. C, Ctatreh. where a solemn high mass will be cele brated. McELROY—On Tuesday. January 3J, I960, Bridget, widow of the late CorheHua McElroy. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully Invited to attend the funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, James Spearing, No. 409 Grove street, Fri day, January 26, at eight A. M.; thence to St. Mary’s R. C. Church, where a mass will be offered for the happy repose of her soul. VALENTINE—On Wednesday, January 24, 1900, William S., son Of the late Isaac and Hannah Valentine, aged six ty-two years. Relatives and friends are respectfully In vited to attend the funeral from hla late residence. No. 42 Cottage street, on Bun day, January 28, at two P. M. ARLINGTON CENETEBT •Was the first ' 'Landscape Lawn Cemetery** la the State. Lot owner* have no expense for care of grounds, nor for fenolng. If you need a cemetery lot (and every family needs on*), you will be Interested In its beauty an* neat ness, Its moderate prices and easy term* of payment. Office in Jersey City. *3* Washing ton street, over Provident Saving* Bang, Tele phone No. 521. _^^