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ONE CENT E ONE CENT LAST EDITION. H_ LAST EDITION. VOL. XII —NO. 8291 _FEBRUARY.7 1900,___PRICE ONE CEXT. ■. "■* _. 111 1_ - -^=!S!a=!g---------1-I . ". I COST OFJETERS Chief Engineer Van Ker r an Says City Can Furnish and Set Them for $575,000. YJOULDSAYE DAILY 10,000, (^GALLONS Meter System the Only Means of Protecting City Against ■ Extravagance. It has been pretty generally agreed upon that private and public buildings should be metered as far as the water sup ply yis concerned. This was in a meas- j ure advocated by the Mayor, Finance and Street and Water Boards as a remedy tor j the inordinate use of the city water. At the last meeting of the Street and - Water Board, which was the result ol a ! conference with the Mayor and the Fi nance Board to devise ways and means to pay off the arrearages of $285,000 due to the East Jersey Water it was decided to lind out the cost of metering the city and this cost was embodied in a report sent by Chief Engineer Van Keuren to the Street and Water Commissioners at their meet ing yesterday. It is as follows:— To the Honorable the Board of Street and Water Commissioners. Gentlemen—In accordance with a resolu tion passed by your Board, directing me to submit an- estimate of the cost .or fur nishing and setting water meters on all services throughout the city, I herewith submit the following statement:— The cost of 25,8*) meters. $4,o,00U w The cost of setting, including all necessary fittings ... 100,000 00 $575,000 GO I also desire to call your attention to a numiber of facts relative thereto. At the present time the daily average consumption of water is 31 million gallons. One million gallons of this quantity ot water is used for public buildings and nre purposes, leaving a balance of 30 rmuion gallons' from which we should receive re venue. Of this quantity (30 million gal lons) one-third, or 10 million gallons, fs at present measured by meters, and it there fore cannot be assumed that any of tnis ■water is wasted. The remaining 20 million gallons per day is furnished at schedule * Tha estimated population of this city w two hundred thousand (200,900), making tthe daily per capita consumption loO gal lons of water for all purposes. This enormous per capita consumption Indicates that the water :s reckless.y and. uselessly wasted. Inasmuch as we are buying bur water by meter measurement, it is absurd to continue to sell it in the manner in which we do, which is large!* ^ (f -ve estimate the daily consumption at 10 million gallons of water for fJ pur poses, or 50 gallons per capita, not taking into consideration the quantity which :=■ now metered, we would save ten nrili*on ^AVhUe PitFi& not the intention, that there should be any curtailment m the legi.i mate use of water, there is no reason way any man should pay for the ext ra v*.ganee of his neighbor. The policy of charging for water in accordance with the size or the house or the number of faucets, is ■unfair, ta the city as well as to the indi vidual taxpayer. .. I am of the opinion ’that it would bv. advantageous to tha citj\ and wl>ulu recommend, that a meter be placed on every tap and tha work undertaken Av. the earliest possible date. ' By the adoption of the general meter system we will not only protect and pte serve the water supply, hut we will com *pel those, who are extravagant amt care less to pay for their neglect. Experience ■has demonsitrated the fact that the only possible and reliable way to check the •waste of water is by the general adoption of the meter system, even though we .e duce the consumption to 20 million gallons per day, we will still be using more water comparatively, than many cities m the country where they have a meter on every PRESENT ANNUAL REVENUE OF FR -WATER DEPARTMENT Schedule rates . •mi'sosn'i Permits . S0-000'00 Total .$907,633.0) PRESENT ANNUAL DTSBUlt'S.EMBNTS Expense of operating department undeT present condition..... Interest charges, water debt.. 313,31j.oo East Jersey Company for metered - -water . 400.0W.00 Total .7 .$8*2,758.00 ESTIMATED ANNUAL REVENUE MOTH ALL SERVICES METERED. Revenue from 2>,800 taps now fur nish'ed at schedule rates.$73o,000.0) (Revenue from present metered consumers . Permits . 25,000.00 TotaJ .$1,160,000.00 ESTIMATED ANNUAL DISBURSE MENTS. Expense of operating the depart ment. including interest charges$482,i»8.C0 Account of East Jersey Mater Company based on 21 million ' gallons consumption .•Zio.lHO.w Interest on $575,000 'bonds for pur chasing and setting meters. 25,000.60 Salaries for ten inspectors for reading and repairing meters.. 10,000.60 Salaries for five clerks for mak ing out meter bills. o,uw.w Total .. Total annual revenue. Total annual disbursements. i96,MAtM 2363,302,00 RATE PER QUARTER. No charge for metered water to be less than $2:60 per quarter. . First 10,000 gals., &>c. for each 1,000 ga s. Second 10,000 gals., 25c. for each 1,000 gals. Third 10,000 gals.. Sc. for each 1,000 gals. IFourth 10,000 gals.. Sc. for each 1,000 gals. From 40,000 gallons to 100,000 gallons, 84c. for each 1,000 gallons. „ IFrom 100,000 to 500,000, 22c. for each 1,000 callons From'500,000 to 1,500,000, 20c. for each 1,000 c-allons iFrom 1,500,000 to 2,500,000. 19c. for each 1,000 gallons. •From 2,500,000 to 22,500,000, 17c. for each 1,000 gallons. , „ (From 22,500,000 to 45,000,000, loc. fo< each 1,000 gallons. „ _ •From 46.000,000 to 60,000,000, 12c. for each 1,000 gallons. IFrom 00,000,000 and over, 10c. for each 1,000 gallons. The following statement shows the con ditions which will exist two years hence •upon the completion of the new water supply, provided the city purchase the \ Cost of new water supply, 37,533 OCO. Interest on cost of new plant— ££"'“—’X5 Interest on old debt . 313,315.00 (Expenses for operating depart ment . 169,443.00 Interest on 4575,000 for purchase _ of meters . -. 23,000.00 Salary ten inspectors (eft read ing and repairing meters__ 10,060.00 Five clerks making out meter hills . 5,000.00 Total .3824,558.00 (Revenue under meter system...$1,160,000.00 Net. gain or surplus . $335,442,00 From the figures above submitted it will MAiii.it?. or i j pr. —Stores, factories an. instiiu-ions can now wet tlielr supplies,as tioou a- ouy S. Y. nousa it D. E. Cleary ft Co.’.- v. ivolesate grocery cwn serve them. Comp- •'. low prices, stores. Montgomery and Greer.; streets. Tomorrow evening, at eight o’clock, in the Assembly Chamber, City Hall, the taxpayers are expected to meet and hear a discussion on the proposition to buy the 50,000,000 gallon water plant at the price of $7,595,000. Ex-Judge Robert S. Hudspeth has consented to preside. The members of the Street and Water Board and Engineers Garwood Ferris, James P. Hail and H. H. Botfly will be on hand to answer questions concerning the de tails of the scheme. There will be also present the “water committee” of the Board of Trade and others interested in the proposition. be clearly seen that it is possible to put a meter on every tap and still have suffi cient revenue to cover all the expenses of the department. It will be necessary to make some slight changes in our me ter rates, but it is possible to so arrange the rates that justice will 'be done to all. There is no reason whatever why the city should continue to furnish water at a loss. We are now buying all water by meter measurement, and it should be sold in the same manner. I believe it is possible to have a meter placed on every tap within one (1) year from the time meters are ordered, which should be 'by contract, both for furnishing and setting. We have had in the past, so much anx iety and difficulty in procuring good wa ter for this city that it is certainly to the advantage of the entire community that the meter system should be imme diately put into operation. If we continue to furnish water by schedule rate, it is a serious question if the new supply of 50 mllliorf gallons capacity per day, pur chased upon its completion, will not prove inadequate withing a very short time. The only way to effectually protect the present, as well as the new water sup ply, is to save the water. This beneficial arid permanent result can only be ac complished through the generhl introduc tion of the meter system. The item.of $725,000 for metered water is based upon a consumption of the 25. 800 unmetered taps of 10,000.000 gallons of water per day, at the rate of twenty (20) cents per 1,000 gallons. This calculation reduces the total con sumption of the city from 31,000.000 gal lons to 21,000,000 gallons per day. There can be no possible doubt that by the general adoption of the meter system that we should save at least one-third of the water. Bv reducing the daily consump tion one-third and bringing the total amount down to 21,000,000 gallons, and al low 1,000,000 gallons for use in public buildings and fire purposes, the per capita consumption, per day, would still be 100 gallons for all purposes. Very respectfully, CHAS. VAN KEUREN. Chief Engineer. MARITAL WOES IN COURT Mrs. Burns and Mrs. Kejiey Accuse Their Husbands of Bad Treatment. The adjourned case of. John Burns, of No. IK West Side avenue, who was ar esrted as a disorderly person on Monday on complaint of his -wife, was this morn ing again heard in the Second Criminal Court. When the case was called yester day Mrs. Bums begged for his release. She wanted to withdraw the complaint. Police Justice Nevin was not quite willing to allow this and laid the case over unril this morning. When she appeared in court this morn-' ing Mrs. Burns said she had been think ing the matter over and did not wish to withdraw the complaint. She accused Mrs. Kate Barry, wife of John Barry, of No. 120 Kearney avenue, of harboring her hus band. Mrs. Burns had met Mr. Barry on the Boulevard last night and told him his wife was a bad woman. A quarrel en sued. Barry told his wife what Mrs. Burns had said and Mrs. Barry complained against Mrs. Burns as being a disorderly person. The case was adjourned until to morrow to enable 'both sides to secure witnesses. John Kelley, of No. 13 Van Winkle street, was arraigned in the Second Crim inal Court this morning, charged With assault and battery and being a disorder ly person 'by his wife. She accused him of beating her continually and of abusing his children. The police found him drunk and swearing in the street in front of his house when he was arrested last night. ■He refused to be tried on the charge of assault and. battery before Justice Nevin, who sent him to jail for three months as a disorderly person and held him in *300 for the Grand Jury on the charge of assault and battery. His wife said be had not been supporting his fam ily for several years. ACCUSED OF LARCENY. Peter Bowman, alias J&mes Bowman, a laborer of No. 170 Railroad avenue, was arrested last night by Patrolman Rodgers of the First precinct, on a war rant issued by Judge Potts on complaint of Police Officer Peter Morris. Morris charged the prisoner with entering and larceny. The case was laid over until tomorrow morning for examination be cause of the absence of another man who is implicated but who has not yet been arrested. IMPRISONED FOR BEATING GIRL Michael Fallon, 36 years old, a laborer, of No. 397 Second street, was arrested, last night, at 10:45 o’clock, by Patrolman De Clark, of the Second Precinct, on a charge of assault and battery preferred by Annie Grainey, of No. 302 Third street. The complainant testified before Judge Potts in the First Criminal Court, this morning, that Falon beat her severely. The court sentenced the prisoner to six months in the County Jail. BALL COMMITTEE MEETS TONIGHT The Armory Ball Committee meets again tonight to complete plans for the big social function. Several minor mat ters are to be discussed and disposed of tonight. The drill and reception of the Third Battalion, under Major Henry Lohmann, will be held Friday night. FASTO HELD FOR GRAND JURY. M. Fasto, the baker, of No. 508 First street, Hoboken, who was arrested yes terday charged with shooting Raffale Decunso of that town on Monday was ar raigned before Acting Recorder Laverty today and held in $1,000 bail for the Grand Jury. Fasto shot Decunso without any provocation, so far as is known. CIRCUIT COURT CASES. Feb. 8, 1900.—No. 19* IMPROVEMENTS ORDERED Street and Water Board Re ceives Objections and Petitions. The Street and Water Board yesterday opened sealed proposals for the Improve ment of Claremont avenue, between West Side and West Side avenues. The bid ders were:—M. T. Connolly, 84% per cent, of standard; P. McCabe, 85%; T. W. Con lin, SO; P. T'umulty, Jr., 79 99-100; H. Byrne, 79; J. Nolan, 78. The contract'was awarded to Nolan, being the lowest bid der. A petition was received for the im provement of Seventeenth street. It was referred to the Chief Engineer to prepare specifications. A hearing w’as held yesterday after noon by the Committee of Streets and Sewers" of the Board of Street and nue, between Central and Oakland ave proposed improvement of Jefferson ave nue, betwen Central and Oakland ave nues. Messrs Bedle & McGee representing the D. L. & W. R. R. Co. 1 oGgeG severa! objections, the mam one b';lng t^at assessment conferred no benefits. The objections were not sustained and the improvement map will go to the proper authority for collection. BLOCK FAMILY’S SEANCE Rivalry in Business Carried to Court—Max’s Smart ness The Block family of Union Hill held a seance in the General Sessions Court yes terday. Frank Block was there to t>? •tried for' assault and 'battery on his cousins, Alfred and Max Block. Valen tine Block, the father of Alfred and Mdx, was also there and he was so much in terested in the case that he engaged two •able lawyers to assist the State in the prosecution. Assistant Prosecutor Van Winkle thought that he could manage the case without assistance. Frank Block and the other Blocks are in the clothing business in 3ergenline avenue, in the vicinity of Humboldt street, and are bitter rivals. They have ■had several civil suits against each other. Max was employed by Frank at one time but has no^ ‘been with him for some time. The story of the occurrence which led up to the indictment of Frank Block was told by the witnesses. Between nine and ten o clock on me night of September 11, last year, August •Faber bought -a surt of clothes in Valen tine Blocks store. Max sold him the suit. The trousers were too long and whi^fi waiting for them to be shortened Faber and a couple of friends went to a saloon on the opposite corner to have a d/ink. Faber went to the window of the satoon and beckoned zo Mox to come over and join them. Max went over. The defen dant, whose store is only a short dis tance away, went .over to the saloon a (few moments afterward and the trouble ensued. . , . _ •Max’s version of it was that he had just ordered’ a cigar when Frank entered. (Frank asked Faber if he intended to buy any ehnlies from fMax and Faber said that be did. “I wouldn’t buy any clothes from that fellow,'’ remarked i;rank. acocrding to Max’s story, ••lie’ll stick you sure. Any body that buys clothes from him gets stuck. He’s -a thief; he stole an overcoat from me.” “Anybody who says I’m a thief is a liar.” declared Max. “Then Frank came over,’’ continued Max, “and knocked me down.” “What did you do?” asked counsel frr the defendant. “I laid there,” replied the witness. “Why didn’t you get up?” “I w'as too smart for that. I knew that if T got up 'Frank would knock me down, again, so I staid there.” “Did you call Frank any bad names?” “No, I never call anybody older than, myself bad names.” “You say Frank called you bad names?” “Yes. he would call his mother bad names.” Max said that he didn't get us from the floor until two policemen entered the saloon and placed Frank under arrest. Alfred told the story of the alleged as sault on him. He said that he went, over to the saloon to see what the trouble was and just as he "was about to enter the screen doors were pushed- open by Frank and Frank punched him in the face and knocked him down on* the sidewalk. Frank denied both assaults. He 6aid that when Max called him a liar he raised his hand and Max fell down. He never touched Max. As to- Alfred the screen door must have struck him when it was pushed open. The defendant never touched him either.' Although Max and Alfred Block’s testimony was Corroborated by Faber, Charles Tack and other witnesses, the jury acquitted the defendant. COMPANY B’S STAG. Officers Entertained the Men and Their Friends Last Night, The officers of Company B, Fourth Re giment, gave a stag to tfie members of the company and their friends last even ing in the squad room on the fop floor of the armory. The event was pleasant and successful. A performance of consid erable length was prepared for the mem bers. Each number was> applauded until encores were responded. Philip Schenck gave a piano solo. This was followed by Messrs. A. Linguist and J. Finnerty, who- boxed three two minute rounds. The Volunteer Quartette render ed a number of selections, sung while the regiment was in camp last summer. Frank Chapman sang several tenor solos and there were numerous phonograph se lections. The best number on tihe pro gramme was the humorisms of Thomas Rollins. His Hebrew impersonations were excellent and the stories he told; for -.he amusement of those present were duly ap preciated. Coffee and sandwiches were abundantly served. The officers in charge were:—Cap tain Rhinehant, Lieutenants Frederick Ege and Earle T. Daato. BOUGHT STOLEN WHEELS. ■Tank Sealers Tried for Receiving the Goods, Angelo Casa, Antonio Masco and Joseph Manza were called for trial in the Gen eral Sessions Court today on an indict ment for receiving stolen goods. They are engaged in the junk business and were accused of buying from small boys forty brass gear wheels, which had been stolen from Givernand’s silk mills. Owing to a defect In the indictment Assistant Prosecutor Van Winkle abandoned the case against Casa and Manza and Moseo was tried alone. The boys, who stole the wheels, tes tified that they had sold two of them to the defendant at his junk shop in Madison street, Hoboken. Masco did not . ask them where they got the wheels or who owned them. 'He paid $1 apiece for them. Emil Coyen, superintendent of the mills, testified that the wheels cost $12' when they were new. The defendant testified that he didn’t know the. wheels had been stolen. The case was given to the jury before recess. A OROUPY OHIUD is soon eured witih Hoxsle’s Croup Cure. No opium to Stupify. No nausea. 60 cents. WHOLESALE^ MURDER. Greenville's Pet Dogs Are Again Being Poisoned by an Unknown Fiend. The Greenville dog poisoner has again resumed his dastardly work, this time with renewed vigor and more far reach ing efforts. Between Sunday night and •Monday morning fifteen canines received their quietus. The slaughter was whole sale and a wail of indignation and anger arises from their owners who cry loud for vengeance. The dogs poisoned belonged to residents of Woodlawn avenue, Van Nostrand place, Arlington avenue and Ocean ave nue. Some of the dog owners are P. Brown, David Hall, William Van Bus kirk, L. Harrington and .Whitney Berg. In the majority of cases the animals were valuable or considered so by their owners. A singular feature of this whole sale poisoning is that most of the dogs were found dead in their owners' yards, and wh^i examined superficially showed no traces of swelling, which is the usual result of poisoning. At the time of the dog poisoning epidemic of a few months ago, investigation showed that strychnine was the poison used. One man who lost a valuable setter stated he saw his dog stagger into the front yard and fall over and die in a few seconds. As yet no trace of the manner in which the poison was adminis tered has been discovered. The police have been notified and will make a rigid investigation. President George McCarthy, of the S. P. C. A., will also devote his energies to the capture of the poisoner. There were numerous poi sonings throughout the Greenville section last fall and residents becoming alarmed for a time kept their pets in the house. The poisonings ceased and a little later the dogs were allowed the same old free dom. At that time the police devised all sorts of plans to capture the perpetrator, but they were unsuccessful. The poisoner works under the cover of night, thereby greatly reducing the chances of arrest. The case is puzzling the police who cannot imagine wny any one should show such tenacity of purpose in exterminating the canine population of Greenville. One of the theories advanced is that the perpetrator is some one who finds a morbid pleasure in watching the death struggles of his victims. Another theory, pernap^ nearer the truth is that the work is done by some one who hates dogs generally, and is waging a war of extermination with the ultimate object of ridding Greenville of all its pets and watch dogs. The dogs are dead, however, and the residents are now clamoring for a visit from Vateky. , HORSES CRUELLY TREATED Gobel Was Arrested for Being Humane. James Stewart, who was arrested some weeks ago for treating a team of horses cruelly, was arraigned before Police Jus tice Nevin in the Second Criminal Court this, morning. Evidence was produced to show that two horses belonging to Stew art were found on January 13 starving in a stable at No. 237 Palisade avenue. One of the horses was afflicted with the mange, which is contagious, and fatal re sults follow, if the horse is' not carefully treated. Complaints were made against' Stewart by the police and agents of the Society for the Prevention, of Cruelty to Animals. The case was personally investi gated: by Justice of the Peace Van jjeuren. , Before the society could take any stops for the comfort of the horses they were spirited away. On, Sunday last no't'her complaint was lodged with the police that two horses were starving in a stable in the upper partof Webster avenue. Justice of the Peace Van Beuren investi gated and found that they were the two horses belonging to Stewart that had been spirited away. The Justice was accom panied by Dr. Matthews, 'the veterinary surgeon of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty ’to Animals, and Agent Leslie of the Society. They found the horses in a frightful condition. With the owner’s consent, the horse afflicted' with the mange was shot. Stewart was held for the Grand Jury in $300. He was bailed. Rudolph Gobel, of No. 3S2 Central ave nue, was arraigned in the Second Criminal Court this morning charged with grand larceny. The complainant against him' was Louis Plump, of No. 272 Central avenue, who was in Goibel’s employ. Plump owned a horse and, wagon which he utilized in Gobe'l’s service. He got Gobel 'to go on a note for $30 and gave his horse and wagon as security. Gobel heard that Plump was neglecting the care of the .horse. He went to Plump’s stable and fouhd the horse ill and half starving. He took the hbrse to his own stable as an act of humanity. Plump then had him arrested on the above cnarge. The case was dismissed. FOR A RAILROAD’S PROFITS. Asbury Fart and Belmar Street Line in Cbancery. The father of Helen Potts, for whose cvtrder 'Carlyle Harris was electrocuted in INew York some time ago, was a com-, plainant in a case before Vice Chancellor Stevens this morning. It seems th'at George Potts and John Hubbard were Stockholders in 'the old Asbury Park and CBelmar horse car line, which in its early days was operated at a Joss. Thomas A. Bullock, who owned almost all the stock of the road, told Potts and George Hub bard that they might take the road and run it until such a time as the cars should be run by electricity. Bullock was placed in charge of the road and it is alleged by Potts that It made a profit. Potts therefore brought su'lt against Bullock for an accounting, claiming that there was a partnership between them. Bullock filed an answer denying any partnership and setting up that such an arrangement as Potts claims was made was illegal, as the road should have been run for the benefit of all the stockholders. Testim-ny was taken this morning in be half of Mr. Potts to establish his claim that a partnership existed. DIED SITTING IN SALOON. • John Cai-ahan Succumbed to Heart Failure last Night. John Callahan, fifty years old, died sud denly at eleven o'clock last night while sifting in a chair In the saloon of John Holland,, No. 156 Pavonia avenue. His death was due to heart failure. Undertaker Thomas Carey took charge of the body. It was taken to the home of Mr. Callahan's sister, Mrs. Castleman, of No. 191 Bay street. Callahan, was at one time known as 'the Dennis Kearney of the Dong Dock section. He was a lieutenant In the Traphagen Battery, one of the Ra tional political companies a dozen or more years ago. HOBOKEN BUSINESS MEN A Permanent Merchants’ As sociation Effected Last Night. A permanent organization ot the Ho boken Business Men’s Association was effected at a meeting held fast evening in Odd Fellows’ Mall vHth the election of these officers:—Fbrmer Councilman Joseph Weintfhal, President; Joseph Heath, Vice President; James Bragg, Recording Sec retary; Louis Hart, Financial Secretary; Charles Delehey, Treasurer. Julius (Berger, ex-president of the' Business ’Men’s Association of Hudson City, Was present at the meeting. Responding to the call for an address he said:— “I know of no city of its size that has such enterprising and progressive business men as Hoboken. Among the good things done by our organization was thfe (holding of an industrial show in Jersey City. More than 25,000 people attended this event. Hoboken should have the same ‘thing. You even have better advantages than we Wave for an affair of this kind. .You should make the scope of your or ganization a broad one and any improve ments that you believe will accrue to the benefit of the business of the town you should fight for until secured. Make yourselves a political factor without going into politics.” president Weinthal followed Mr. Berger and characterized1 his remarks as "sage advice for merchants.” Speeches by t’he other officers of t’he association followed. Among the members of the new organi zation are:—Chas. Delehey, Louis Christ, Max Schilling, Charles Streckfuss, Joseph M'endall. Ferdinand Eicbnerl Isaac Dres den, Albert Schiller, Louis Hart. William Mumford, Joseph Donohue, H. Von Dus ten, G. Meiners, W. Simon. J. Solomon, W. J. Brown, H. E. Davis and A. Wilkin son. SLASHED HIS SWEETHEART Jealous Italian Disfigured Gir So “No One Else Would Want Her.” Antonio Rase, a frui't dealer, at No. 138 York street, this city, made love so fre quently and ardently to Amelia Masto cella, the sister of his neighbor, that the young woman was obliged to flee to the home of her sister, at No. 23 President street, Brooklyn. 'For a couple of weeks Rase did n'ot know where his sweetheart was, but on Monday night ihe heard that the young Italians in the South Brooklyn colony were enraptured with a most •beautiful maiden from Jersey City. Rase determined that it must -be the idol of his heart, so yesterday afternoon, attired in h'is finest clothing, he paid -her a visit. The reception was not as chilly as he had anticipated, so he repeated his story of love, insisting that the marriage must take place at once. "I care for you,” the young woman ad mits having said, “but you are in debt. When you have paid ail you owe and have saved $500 then I will marry you.” “I will not wait; you must marry me at once,” Rasfe passionately answered. But the fair daughter of Sicily was equally determined, and so asserted her self. According to her story to the New York police, Rase then pulled from his pocket a handkerchief, saying as he lifted it to her face, "You are to me as sweet as this perfume.” There was a knife in the handkerchief though, and Rase slashed it across the young woman’s face crying, “Then no one else shall want you.’’ The girl screamed, but when her friends entered the room Base had escaped. The police are looking for him. Ambulance Surgeon Cruikshank, put five stitches in the girl’s cheek. MONTECELLO B. AND L ELECTION Charles Maxon Elected By Over whelming Majority. The annual meeting o£ the Monticello Building and Loan Association, held last night at Nq. 169 Monticello avenue, proved exciting. Officers were chosen for the en suing year, and the rooms of the associa tion were jammed with shareholders. Many of the shareholders were women, who, by the rules of the association, were entitled to vote. They interested them selves in the proceedings and most of them used their Influence to elect Charles M^xon, who ran against Frederick Spengeman, president. They joined in the applause which greeted his election. About one hundred people were present when Vice President Frederick H. Spengeman called the meeting to order. He eulogized the late president of the association, William W. Knight, and told of his untiring efforts to build up the association to an enviable position. After the financial business was transacted, Mr. Spengeman spoke of the election and nominated William Jackson for president. Mr. Jackson declined with the remark, that he thought the place was due to Mr. Spengeman, who for thirteen years had been vice president. He then nominated Mr. Spengeman. Mr. Charles Maxon president of the West Side Building and Loan Association, was also put in nomina tion. Th e vote was Maxon 107; Spengeman, 33 The other officers chosen were:—Viet president, G. W. H. Koch; Secretary, John Knoller; Treasurer, Henry Windecker; Trustees, W. Price, E. Butier and Edward Lewis; Directors, Messrs. F. D. Spenge man, Pyle, Jackson, Hunt, Meyer, Strobel, Lemon, Kreuger, Blackshaw, Russell and Sherdon. ___ WORLD’S JFAIR^ EXHIBIT. Hoboken School Superintendent Has Just Had Kis Returned. Some idea of the time taken to return to their owners exhibits that were sent to the World’s Fair came to light this morning, when City Superintendent of Schools A. J. Demarest, of Hoboken, re ceived a book, which he had forwarded to the Fair Committee at Chicago, seven years ago, The book which was com piled by Mr. Demarest, contained a de scription of a school for jockies, which was in operation in Guttenberg, at the time the old race track was running there. ANNOYED SALVATION ARMY. * Joseph Slater, of No. 347 Fourth street, entered the Salvation Army Headquarters on Newark avenue, last night, while drunk and attempted to put the soldiers out of business. He was arrested and ar raigned in the Second Criminal Court this morning. Captain Cosgrove, of the army, made a plea for his relasee. He was sent to jail for three months. An Old and Well Tried Remedy. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for children teething should always be used for children white teething, rt softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic and is the beat remedy lor diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle TAYLOyUlET. He Will Consult His Attor neys Before Deciding About Agreement. _ % TROOPS AT CAPITOL GROUNDS Withdrawn From Streets to Insure Freedom From An noyance to Goebel’s Friends. \ FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 7, 1900.—Gover nor Taylor announced this morning that he had not signed the Louisville agree ment and that no action would be taken before a late hour in the day. He would say nothing to indicate that it was cer tain he would decide upon anything even then. “I am to consult with some gentlemen today,” he said, “and nothing will be de cided until after I see them.” The gentlemen alluded to are ex-Gov ernor Bradley and Colonel W. C. P. Breckinridge, both of whom are Governor Taylor’s attorneys. In anticipation of the arrival from Cov ington of the body of Governor Goebel, Adjutant General Collier this morning Is sued orders withdrawing all troops from the streets and bringing them within the main body at the capitol grounds. These orders will remain in effect until after Governor Goebel’s body has been placed in the vault of the Franlcfort Cemetery tomorrow afternoon. This was done to avoid any possibility of irritation of Governor Goebel’s lriends and partisans during the time the body lies in state at the Capital Hotel and) the burial tomorrow and to allay as iar as possible the feeling caused’ by the pres ence of State troops. Even the private guard was withdrawn from the vicinity of the Capital Hotel. The cofnmissary sergeants will not be allowed to leave the Capitol grounds and all drills have been suspended until Fri day. Only a small guard was left at the Armory to protect the supplies and am munition storied there. NO DISPLAY AT COVINGTON. COVINGTON, Ky., Feb. 7, 1900—The special Goebel funeral train left here early this morning for Franlcfort, where it w'as due at 11 A. M. The return trip was made in daylight and the schedule •fixed for all poin‘t9 from 8:30 to 11 A. M. In the procession that accom panied the casket from the Odd Fellows’ Hall to the Chespeake and Ohio depot this morning, there was no band, no uniform ed orders, no badges of any kind, no car riages, btu an almost endless line of neighbors. LEGISLATURE WENT :0 LOUISVILLE ■CINCINNATI, 0„ Feb.' 7, 1900—The greater portion of the Kentucky members of the Legislature who have been* in Cin cinnati left for Louisville on th-e 8.15 A. M. train. This party included J. W. C. Beck ham. A few members went over to Cov ington and boarded the funeral train go ing to Frankfort. It was understood last night that the whole party would go to Frankfort, but for some reason not explained by the legislators the destination of the majority . was changed to Louisville. RUMOR OF RECALL OF OPPOSITION LONDON, Ky., Feb. 7, 1900.—A rumor became current early this morning that a message had been received saying Gover nor Taylor had signed tb$ conference agreement, and the London Legislature would be recalled. For a time it created the greatest excitement, but the rumor could not be confirmed and finally died out. t _ KURRUS—STURTEVAWT. Pretty 'Wedding in the Church of | the Blessed Sacrament, New York The ^wedding of Miss Lillian Chapman Sturtevant, daughter of the late Charles A. Sturtevant, and Dr. John Kurrus, took place last evening in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Broadway and Seventy-first street, New York City. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Matthew Taylor, pastor of the church. The bride, in white satin, was attended by Mrs. John Byron Traver as matron of honor, and by four little maids—Miss Ruth Herrick Chapman, Miss Edith Demorest Herick, of Norwich, Conn., cousins of the bride; Miss May Kurrus, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Olga Isabel Traver. Mrs. Traver wore yellow brocade, trimed with purple velvet. Edward J. Kurrus, of this city, was his brother’s best man. The ushers were Dr. 'Harry V. Smith, of this city; Charles Car son, Charles E. Chapman (cousin of the bride), B. Drummond Woolley (brother in-law of the bridegroom) and Thomas P. McKenna, Jr., of Long Branch, and Hugh E. O'Reilly. The ceremony was followed by a re ception at the home of the bride’s aunt, Miss Chapman, No. 178 West Seventy third street. AT ST. BRIDGET'S RECEPTION. Terry McGovern Has Been Invited and a Large Crowd Is Expected St. Bridget’s Lyceum has tendered an invitation to Terry McGovern, the light weight champion of the world, and his manager to attend its monthly reception, which will be held in St. Bridget’s School Hall, No. 197 Mercer street, this evening. McGovern has a number of friends and well wishers in this city, and as. It is tx- : ■pected he will accept the invitation, many I will take advantage of this opportunity to j meet him. ■ I A large number of invitations nave been issued by the members of the Lyceum; and the indications are that a Ja'rge number of guests will be present. Dancing will be the principal feature, and refreshments will be served by the committee in charge, which is composed, of George Sanderson, chairman; John MeTieman, William O’Brien and Thomas Kermode. President John J. Mulvaney. of The Board of Education, who is also Fust Viee President of the association, will act as floor director. He will be ably assisted by the oflicers of the Lyceum, and the Re ception Committee. COURT CASES NEXT WEEK. . The Common Pleas Court will be in ses sion the greater part of next week to dis pose of appeals cases. District Court ap peals will be heard on Tuesday sand jus tices' appeals <jn Wednesday. There will be no criminal cases except on Thursday, when the Special Sessions Court will be in session. BOERS CLAIM A VICTORY Gen. Burger Said to Have Beaten British Back Across the Tugela. [By Cable to The Associated Press. J BOER HEAD DAAGER, Ladysmith, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1900.—Since yesterday the British, with naval and other guns, have bombarded the Boer positions on the Up per Tugela. The troops crossed the river at the Pont and at Molen Drift, with the object of storming the positions. At the former. General Burger beat them back and they recrossed in great con fusion. The fighting continues at Molen Drift with the Standerton and Johannes burg Commandos. There were no casual ties on the Boer side. The cannonade was the fiercest yet experienced. There was a continuous roaring ail day long. This morning it recommenced with an increas ed number of guns. ROBERTS AND KITCHENER IN FRONT [By Cable to The Associated Press.] LONDON, (Feb. 7, 1900.—While the sus pense regarding General Buller’s move ments and the operations affecting the fate of Ladysmith' continues unrelieved even by the vaguest despatch, there oomes from other quarters interesting news in the announcement that Field Marshal Lord Roberts, the Commander in'-Chief of the British forces In South Africa, and his Chief of Staff. Major General Lord Kitchener, have left for the front. As this information was held up for several hours 'by the censor it semes to Indicate that an important movement is on foot. A despatch from Sterkstrom, dat?d this morning, announces-that the Boers J ro attacking General Gatacre from two di rections. Firing was then proceeding be tween the outposts, pxd a delayed Seerk strom despatch, dated Monday, February 5, announces that a body of troops left the camp on February 3 apd that rmportifht developments were expected. It is quite probable that , this explains Lord Roberts’ departure and that the Commander-in-Chlef wishes either to 'be present at or supervise the long-intended movement by Genera! Gatacre to join forces with General Kelly-Kenny, and thence Strongly reinforce General French, Completing the latter's work at Colesberg and establishing without fear of serious opposition an advanced position for the main movement. This, of course. is greatly supposition, but it can be confi dently said that the departure of Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener for the front does not indicate that the main ad vance has begun. The commanders will probably be back In Cape Town within a short time. It is pointed out that the term going to the front must not be in terpreted Into the idea that, a great move ment upon Preoria, by way of Bloemfon tein, has seriously commenced. It will be a month, or perhaps much longer, be fore this can be brought about. In the meanwhile, the preliminary steps are likely to enliven the campaign with sharp fighting, and news from Sfterkstroom, Thebus and Colesberg is eagerly awaited. Supposition regarding Genera] Buller, owing to lack of all definite information, is as futile as it was yesterday. ARMLESS PAINTER DEAD. [By Cable to The Associated Press.] BRUSSELS, Feb. 7, 1900.—Felu, the Bel gian painter, is dead. Charles Francis Felu, who was an armA less artist, died on "Monday in his seventi eth year. He painted with his teet uad copied hundreds of the great master pieces. Many specimens of his work are now in America. While working he held his palette with his left great toe and manipulated his brush with his rignt foot wit hgreat skill. He always shaved him self. He wrote a successful tragedy. OPENING PASSAIC RIVER. New Jersey Delegation Argued Be fore House Committee Today. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 1900—A large delegation from New Jersey, which in cluded some of the most prominent men in the States, both in business and poli tics, appeared before the House Com mitee on fivers and Harbors today in behalf of opening the Passaic Rriver from Passaic to Paterson to navigation. The arguments were very earnest and covered every detail of the proposed improvements. Among those who spoke were Mayor John Hinchliffe of Paterson; George H. Blakeley, President of the Board of Trade; Secretary of State George Wurts and J. M. Robinson of Passaic. SIGNED A BLANK MORTGAGE. Otto Hammequlst Now Trying to Correot His Mistake in Chancery. George Tennant, as counsel for Otto Hammequist, of Sixth street, this city, ob tained from Vice Chancellor Stevens this morning an order requiring Simon Bender, a horse dealer, of New York, to show cause why he should not be restrained from foreclosing a chattel mortgage on property belonging to Hammequist. According to the affidavits submitted, on November 22 Hammequist purchased two horses from Bender for $387.50. He gave a chattel mortgage with the understand ing that it was to cover only the two horses. When Bender foreclosed' Che mort gage it appeared that the lien covered other property belonging to Hammequist valued at $3,000, and he proceeded to levy on the property named in the mortgage. The mortgage had a certificate signed by H. R. Hanlon, Commissioner of Heeds, New York. Hammequist declared that when he signed the mortgage Hanlon was not present. The sale was advertised to take place at two o’clock this afternoon, and Mr. Tennant secured an order re straining th'A sale. RAYMOND ROTH DONATIONS. The donations for the month of Janu ary to the Raymond Roth Pioneer Home for the Blind were:-Mrs. Winki. one gal lon wine; (Mrs. Lowy, herrings; Mrs. Hein berger, vinegar; bread and cakes, Messrs. Martens, Berger, Knetsel, Kllnk, Helwig, Kuhrfefos, Brautigam, Beck, HeinA Loh mann, Spiangeniberg, Heuernagel, Acker mann. Mastuk. Koehler, Magdeburg, Mc Ausland, Freitag. Hocker, M'aienknecht, Koehle, Blum, Grau, Feyher, Weigeler; meat, Messrs. Alecander, Bender, Bush Bros., Bergheim, Simon, Kopf. Mertens, Adelung, Rohde, Janssen, Knobloch. Witt pen, ICulat, Munstermann, Tamke, Lau, Mrs. Henning. j »_ HOBOKEN CHURCH ENTERTAINS. A musical and literary entertainment was given at the First Reformed Church, Hoboken, last evening. The programme included piano selections by Mrs. Chas. Shutts, recitations by Miss Grace Reed Foster, humorisms by Fred Tamford, and vocal selections by Mrs. Fannie Foster Allaire. The following committee super intended the arrangements of the even ing:—Mrs. L. S. Bsrkenstack, Mrs. Hen rietta Brown and Mrs. Van Keuren. ••Bob Peter to pay Paul.” That is what they do who take stimulants for weak nerves. Hood's Sarsaparilla gives true nerve strength. SUPPOSE. SUPPOSE any one of the many emergen cies when police aid is desirable or vitally necessary, how may these guardians of life ana property be instantly notified ? TELEPHONE SERVICE. ThetiewYsrk&fldNew Jersey Telephone Ci. 160 Market St., Newark, X, I, 8 Erie St., Jersey City, X. J. TRY TO SAVE CLIFFORD. Legislators and Priest Vainly Ask the Governor to Interfere. [Special to “The Jersey City Newa.”J TRENTON, Feb. 7, 1500.—A last effort to save the life of murderer Edward1 Clif ford, who is under sentence to bo toangeA next Friday, was made yesterday. Senator McDermott together witlh the members of the liudson County delegation in tno As sembly waited upon Governor Voorheea yesterday with the request that he would convene the Board of Pardons today to again consider the application for clemen cy which they have several times refused. Later in the day,' Rev. Father Fioye, the priest who has been attending Clif ford, called, upon the Governor for the same purpose, and others, kept nim en gaged until late in the afternoon. The plea was made thait Clifford is now insane; and that were his sentence com muted his health is in such a condition that he could not live. The Governor gave the visitors no encouragement wnat ever. He pointed out that the case had, been very thoroughly considered and that t'here was not a single vote on the Board, to commute. _ CLIFFORD RESIGNED. Told By Hi* Counsel There Is No More Hope. Lawyer Warren Dixon visited the County Jail at noon today and Informed Murderer Clifford that the last hope of saving him from the gallows had failed. Mr. Dixon said that Governor Voorhees uad refused to call a special session of the Court of Pardons. Clifford received the news without emotion. He does not seem to realize his position. Charles J. Peshall has received a sub stitution from Clifford's counsel and an nounced today that he proposed to go to Washington and apply to Mr. Justice' Shiras of the United States Supreme Court for a writ of error on the ground that Clifford's execution would violate the Eighth Amendment to the Constitu tion of the United States, which de clares that cruel and unusual punish ment shall not be inflicted. Mr. Peshali claims that Clifford is insane and that to hang an insane^ man is to inflict cru«l and unusual punishment. STOLE BRASS JOURNALS. Stiles Went Back on His Pals and Gave Evidence Against Them. Cornelius Stiles, who is serving time in jail for trespassing on the Pennsylvania Railroad Company’s property will also have to answer a charge of stealing brass journals from the Erie Railway Com pany. He admitted his guilt and offered to tell who his two accomplices were. He accompanied a detective to the Salvation Army lodging house on Mont gomery street, last night, and Identified Samuel Brown as one of them. The third has not yet been apprehended. Brown was held in the Second Crimlnal Court, this morning. FLAVEL M’GEE IMPROVING. Lawyer iFlavel 'McGee, Who has been 111 for some time, was reported this morn ing to he rapidly improving. He 1s becom ing stronger each day. TONIGHT’S EVENTS. •'Hello, BnU” at the Academy of Music. “Terry McGovern and the Gay Morn ing Glories,” at the Bon Ton Theatre. ”A Happy Pair” and “The Charms of Music” at the Free Reformed Church, Grand street. 'Meeting, Greenville Republican League Club. Euchre tournament, Eighth and Ninth Ward Democratic Clubs, at tha Eighth Ward Clubhouse. Anti-Lynching Mass Meeting at St. Mark's A. M. E. Zion Church, Monmouth street. _ , Meeting and conference at the Tabers nacle. '■ WEATHER INDICATIONS. N1EW YORK, Feb. 7, 1900.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. iM. Thursday. For New York City and vicinity:—Rain tonight and Thursday; colder iby Thursday night; fresh to brisk east winds. Hartnett’s Tliermometrical Report Feb. 6. Deg.! 3 P. M. 43! 6 'P. M. 44! 9 iP. Of. 42! 12 midnighit. 39; F«#b. 7. Deg. G A. M....34 9 A. M.37 12 noon.40 DIED, GOODSPEED—In this city, on Feb. 5, 1900, Arthur Goodspeed, in his S2d year. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral on Thursday , afternoon, at 1 o'clock, from his late residence. No. 220 Ege avenue, near West Side avenue, Heights. KING—On Wednesday, Feb. 5. 1900, May Elizabeth King, the beloved daughter of Patrick and Delia King, aged 3 years, 9 months. Funeral from the residence of her parents. No. Ill Union street, on Thurs day, February 8, at 2:30 P. M. " A It LINOTOV CK.TJKT £ Kit Was the first ''Landscape Lawn Cemetery" la the State. Lot owners have no expense for care of grounds, nor for fencing. If you need a cemetery lot (and every family needs one), you will be Interested in Its beauty and neat ness, Its moderate prices and easy terras of payment. Office in Jersev City. 2SS Washing ton street, over Provident Savings Bank., Tele phone No. 521.