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ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. __ - - — ■ ■ -—' ' ' ^L XII-N0^3302 _ PRICE ONE CENT. BLAIR p$ED. The Would-Be Citizens Ex amined for Naturaliza tion Today. THE LAW HIS AUTHORITY The Judge Says No Special Time Is Mentioned—Hud speth’s Way. The reference in ‘‘The News” of Satur day to the outrageous manner in which candidates for citizenship are treated in the Common Pitas Court apparently had a good effect. The Court started in at eleven o’clock this morning to examine candidates and* continued the good work until ail the applicants had been disposed of. The examination was conducted be hind eiosed doors. Judge Blair said to a “News” reporter this morning that the law authorizes the Court to naturalize citizens, bu't fixes no specific time for such naturalization. He has 'been governed in the matter by a de sire to suit the convenience of the Court and the applicants. There is no law re quiring him to fix any particular day for the transaction of that business. He fixed Thursdays because that seemed to him to be the most convenient day. Thursdays are set apart or sentences and for trials in the Special Sessions, and usually the business of the criminal courts is finished early. After that he de votes the remainder of the day to natural ization business. Speaking of last Thursday, -when thirty two candidates and their witnesses were kept waiting ali day and then told to come again today, Judge Blair said that he realized in the morning that the ap peals cases would occupy his attention all day and he caused announcement to be made that there would be no naturaliza tion business. Subsequently Deputy Coun ty Clerk Gritten came upstairs and sug gested that it might be better for the can didates to wait as there might be an op portunity to hear them. Judge Blair said he had no objection if they desired to wait, and the candidates remained. It was a quarter past five when the appeals cases were finished and Judge Blair felt that he had put in a full day’s work. Besides, he had to prepare for the Bar Association dinner. It was a matter of judgment with the court. Judge. Blair considered the trial of appeals cases more important than naturalization. The law yers and their clients and witnesses were in court and it was only proper to dispose of the cases. Other people differ with Judge Blair in his judgment of the relative importance of appeals cases and naturalization. The appeals cases were from the Justices’ Courts and were picayune affairs, involv ing very small amounts. One case in which .there wag a dispute huter $10 oc cupied the attention of the Court for over two hours. On the other hand, there were thirty-two stalwart, able-bodied men anxious to declare their allegia/.ce ana become American citizens, one of the noblest ambitions possible to man. Judge Blair says he has no personal feeling in the matter. He naturalizes ap plicants when he thinks that they are fitted to become citizens, and he is will ing to confer citizenship on uny worthy candidates. He suggested tbat the Coun ty Clerk’s office was probably anxious about the fees. County Clerk Fisher raid that he is not particularly anxious about the fees, but he is entitled to them under the law, and what a man is lawfully entitled to he should have. He has now on hand a big stack of applications awaiting the Court’s disposition, and when the applicants are put off f'om day to day and forced to lose tholr time and wages they are in clined. to lay the blame on the County Clerk’s office, but no blame whatever can bi attached to that office. Former Judge Hudspeth’s views as to the relative importance of naturalization and wasting valuable time on petty- ap peals cases, differed very materially from Judge (Blair’s. Judge -Hudspeth, when he was on the bench, considered naturalization of the most vital import ance. He put it ahead of criminal and all other business. He heard and examined applicants for citizenship not only one day in the week but every day the Court was in session and put it ahead of all other business. The order of business in Judge Hud speth’s court for every day was first ar raignment of prisoners. That Was for t'he purpose of getting the prisoners out of the court room and either back to the jail or released on bail. After arraignments came naturalization, and the Court devoted its entire attention to that until every ap plicant had been either passed or re jected. Criminal and all other business, no matter how important, was forced to wait. In that way applications for citizenship never accumulated during Judge Hud speth’s term nor during the terms of any of his predecessors. As the business is conducted now, the applications accumu late and when the time limit In which papers can be issued, which is thirty days prior to any election. Is reached, a large number remain undisposed of and the ap plicants are obliged to wait until after election. FATHER SENEZ'S SUCCESSOR Father Carroll, of St. Patriot's, is Spoken of For That Offloe. The Rev. L. C. M. Carroll, rector of St. Patrick's R. C. Church, this city, who is now abroad with Bishop Wigger, is spok en of throughout the city as a. possible successor to the late Rev. Father Senez of St. Mary's parish. There seems to be a long list of possibilities for the charge of this parish, but it is posttive that no one will be put in charge until the Bishop re turns the later part of next April. The Rev. Father Brady, the faithful and hard working assistant to the late Father Senez, will remain in charge of the affairs of the parish until a successor is named. ! The Rev. Father Ter Woert of St. John’s, this city, and the Rev. Father Cody, of Newark, are also mentioned for the va cancy. An Old and 'Well Tried Hetnedy. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething she! si e'.; be used tor cnildren whnc leeth'-xg. it sottens the gums, allays the ptur.. . ores wind colie and is the beet rem-;or diarrhoea. Twenty-flve cents per bo.i the mnwi Modern Methods Greatly Lessened the Usual Inconveniences. The snow storm of Saturday night caused but little inconvenience. The side walks were generally cleared early and most of them today are bare and1 dry. Street crossings, however, are still clogged with snow. Many of the roofs of houses and porticos are today fringed with icycles that glisten in the sunlight, and while giving %a wintry aspect to the resi dential section add to its picturesque ap pearance. A number of sleighs are out and the merry jingle of the bells is constantly heard. Children with bright colored head gear and sleds made the noon hour gay. People who had to pass througli the re cently improved section of Palisade and Hoboken avenues this morning were an noyed by the cloud of snow swept into their faces by the wind from the top of the west side of the cut. The storm interfered but little with trolley traffic over the various lines of the county. The North Jersey Company called in a few cars after the rush hours Saturday night in order to give plenty of power to its nine big sweepers which were run constantly over the lines throughout the night. None of the cars were stalled for any considerable length of time. Several of the Maplewood cars got into some trouble beyond Newark, but were soon relieved. In no place on any of the lines was a drift of more thdn two feet in depth en countered. Sweepers and scrapers, which were held in readiness in all of the car sheds, were fully equipped and sent out In a hurry when the snow began to pile up in a way that caused a delay in traffic. Sweepers were kept agotng from three o’clock Sat urday afternoon until early Sunday morn ing, when the storm abated. In some sections they were run Sunday. All day Sunday the cars ran with almost perfect regularity. Truckmen on Grand street and in the lower parts of the city caused motormen no little trouble today. Along Grand street the snow has been piled in drifts and drivers refuse to pull off the tracks to allow the cars to pas3. In this man ner the cars are delayed several minutes on the lines going up and down Grand street. The storm made little annoyance, if any, for the Pennsylvania Railroad. As soon as it became apparent Saturday that the storm would be a serious one, snow sweepers were gotten out and gangs of shovelers were set to work all along tht system. The road was kept open with out any trouble and there was no extra ordinary delay in either the departure or arrival of trains. The trains from points south of Washington were all more or less late. This was due to the effects of the storm on connecting 1'nes not operated by the Pennsylvania. SPARKS FROM A KITE. Eddy Has Discovered Electri cal Phenomena In Snow Storms. There were electrical phenomena con nected with the storm of Saturday night. The blizzard was made to display its electrical energy through an experiment made by William A. Eddy in. Bayonne. He has made many experime nts with tail less kites, but this was the only one he ever carried out in a heavy snowstorm. He flew a kite of only one plane, six feet long, against the stress of the gale when it was at its height. Attached to the kite was a steel wire, fastened to an iron snap hook, attached to an iron rod driven into the ground. It is possible that this precaution prevented accidents. When the wire had all been paid out the kite was left to its own guidance in the roaring gale. Sometimes it would swoop to within fifty feet of the earth, but speedily would soar again and tug at the restraining w/.re with all the force of the impelling wind. The falling snow covered the surface of the kite, but did not drag it down. , Mr. Eddy and his companions kept at a respectful distance from the ground end of the wire. The electric manifestations were the strongest ever developed by a kite at a moderate altitude. They were as violent as if the kite were flying in a thunderstorm instead of in a midwinter blizzsrd. As the kite soared and sank and swayed at the caprice of the wind the steel wire became disconnected with the grounding rod. When that happened electricity would leap from the wire to the earth In sparks an inch long. The kite flyer pro nounced the phenomenon the most isur lous he ever had witnessed. The whirling clouds of falling snow were Illuminated momentarily by the electric discharges sent down the earth from the soaring kite. When the experi ment was over Mr. Eddy used rubber gloves in hauling down his dangerous messenger to the upper air. STORM INCIDENTS. - '■ Edward Dicovlcz, fifty-nine years old, of No. 361 Gouvernau stret. New York, fell yesterday at Pavonia avenue and Barrow street, receiving a severe scalp wound. He was taken to St. "Francis' Hospital. John Berger, forty-four years old, a vagrant, was found by Detective Pearson lying in a snow drift on Cator avenue. He was locked up for safe keeping. The man had evidently been drinking, and falling down had been unable to arise. He would probably have frozen to death had it not been for the timely arival of Detective Pearson. Houis Hasselberg, of 'No, 235 Bloomfield street, Ho'boken, lay in a snow pile at Garden and Third streets for nearly a half hour early yesterday morning. He had slipped and Injured his kneecap. Patrol man John Hilderman found him uncon scious. Hasselberg was removed to St. Mary's Hospital. CITY NEWS NOTES The John E. Maxwell Association will gather at Imperial Music Hall on Gregory street tonight when the annual ball of the association will take place. It Is expected that a large attendance will be present from the Fifth Ward, where the organ ization has quite a. following. “Persevere and proeper." If you take Hood's Sarsaparilla faithfully for scrofula, salt rheum, boils, eruptions, dyspepsia, it will cure you. MRS. BROWN'S _ PLEA. Denies All Her Husband’s Charges and Asks That Decree Be Reopened. ' DETERMINED TO FIGHT CASE Tells Why She Was Not Rep resented at Hearing and Asks Alimony and Pees. Naturally the thing most talked of in certain social circles on the Hill on Sat urday night was the exclusive story print ed in “The News” that Mrs. Ada Brown, wife of Alfred H. Brown, a well known member of the Jersey City Club, was about to ask Chancellor McGill to reopen the decree of pro confesso entered against her in the divorce suit instituted by her husband. Mrs. Brown desires leave to file an an swer to the bill and in the meantime re quests the Court of Chancery to direct that her husband shall pay her coun sel’s fee and give her alimony for her and her children's support. The answer now prepared by Counsellor William M. Klink denies the charges of misconduct made by her husband. That the Chancellor will permit the de cree of pro confesso to be opened Is con sidered a certainty, for the reason given by lawyers that the Court does not en courage divorce and before a final decree is granted the Court examines mi nutely into every aspect of the case lest there should be collusion or a conspiracy on the part of the party moving the suit. Mrs. Brown, who is a person of great personal attraction, says that she was not aware that testimony was to be taken and when she was informed that her hus band had begun the suit against her, she consulted Counselor William H. Speer, Jr., who promised to represent her. For some reason Mr. Speer withdrew from the case and she went to Mr. Klink, her present counsel. He was unable, by a serious affection of the eyes, to take up the matter until permitted by his physi cian to attend to legal duties. Having now nearly recovered his sight, Mr. Klink promptly began the move to have the case opened. It will then be referred to a special master or a Vice Chancellor, so that Mrs. Brown may call witnesses and permit her counsel to cross examine those who gave ex-parte testimony before Spe cial Master William A. Lewis. The testimony of Mr. Brown was of a particularly spicy nature wherein certain clubmen on the Hill were badly smirched. Mr. Brown had employed a detective to watch his wife and he was astonished to discover the detective himself in flagrante delicto. He at once added him to the de lectable bunch of co-respondents. Mr. Lewis' report, although completed, will not be made until after the disposition of the present proceedings by Mrs. Brown, If the decree be reopened then the special master’s report will not be filed and the case begun de novo. Mrs. Brown says that she will fight her husband’s charges to the uttermost, and bring into court those who have been accused with her of improper conduct. When these society gentlemen mixed up in this case read in “The News” of Satur day Mrs. Brown’s determination to reopen the ease, there was much fear and- trem bling at the prospective ordeal ahead, and two of them, a certain individual liv ing on Arlington avenue, and a society butterfly, this morning raced downtown to find their lawyers and if possible in duce Mrs. Brown to withdraw her appli cation. They were willing, one of them said, to endeavor to have Mr. Brown take care of the children and make some temporary provision for her. Mrs. Brown says, however, that she will not abandon her present case. She was in Jersey City today with the little girl Beryl, and the poor little thing shivered with the cold. She wore only a thin coat and looked as if she hadn’t had a meal for a week. Mrs. Brown hasn't a penny and only recently was turned out of a room in New York for arrears in rent, the landlord seizing the scanty furniture she had. Hating no means of her own and no profession or occupation, she is in a desperate situation. For these reasons and because she wishes to clear her name of the charges made against her, Mrs. Brown has in structed her counsel. Mr. Klink, to prose cute her case vigorously GILL WAS TOO FUNNY FOR HIS GOOD He Played So Many Jokes on a Con ductor That He Was Fined 920. Michael Gill, of No. 21 West Tenth street, Bayonne, boarded a Bayonne car last night. He was somewhat “dopey" when he got aboard and immediately set tled himself in a corner, stretched out his legs on the seat, and prepared' him self for a doze. Conductor James Fanes objected. Gill then woke up and got funny. He at first refused to pay his fare, but sub sequently handed It up. Then he began to get square with the conductor. He im agined that the dozen other passengers were highly amused at his efforts. He would pretend that he was going to get oft and would have the bell rung for the car to stop. Then he would sit still and laugh at the conductor. He did this several times. Then a very brilliant idea struck him. He went out the front door and stepped from the rear of the plat form. “Thank goodness!” exclaimed the con ductor. “Amen!” responded several of the pas sengers. But Gill hadn’t left the car for good. He swung aboard the rear platform and laughed as though he imagined he had performed a funny feat. He got off the rear platform once or twice and bounded on again. Finally he straddled the coup ling link. Meanwhile the car was approaching the Ocean avenue police station. The conduc tor had Gill placed under arrest and this morning Police Justice Nevin fined him $20. ST. BRIDGET’S MORTGAGE. The Rev. Father Ryan of St. Bridget’s Church placed the mortgage of the church property a few days ago with the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. It was previously held by the Hudson Coun ty National Bank. The change was made because a reduction of one per cent, a year was offered by the New York firm. The reduction means a savins of very nearly JS'OO a year. THE NEW PARISH. If One Is Formed Father Mooney Will Probably Have Charge of It. The possibility of a new Catholic parish being started In the lower part of Jersey City has caused a great deal of com ment. It is rumored that In a very short time a site will be purchased. It is ex pected by some that when Bishop Wig ger returns from abroad the new parish will be inaugurated. The question of par amount interest is where It would be possible to locate a parish without affect ing the other Catholic churches, which are all very close to each other. Numer ous sites have been discussed by the pub lic but tiiey seem to have all proven worthless. is said on good authority that there will be a new church and that it will be located in the neighborhood of Monmouth and Seventh streets. For the past few years the attendance at all the masses in St. Bridget’s. St. Mary's and St. Michael’s have been much larger than the seating accommodations of these churches and the new parish in that lo cality would draw from the three churches. In case the new church should be located at the site mentioned its boun dary lines would be Coles street, from Third street to the Erie Railroad, and it would take in all the territory extending from the foot of the Hill on Newark ave nue from Division street. At the present time, within a stone’s throw from where the new parish would be located, are a Polish Catholic Church and an Italian church of fhe same de nomination. It is said that when the parish is com pleted the Rev. James Mooney, formerly assistant pastor of 9t. Mary’s, this city, and now of St. Cecilia’s, at Kearny, has been mentioned as the most likely one to be placed in charge. The Catbolics of this city are well acquainted with this popular priest. At the time he was first assist ant at St. Mary’s he acted as chaplain in the Italian Catholic Church at Brunswick and Sixth streets, and he was a great favorite with the congregation of the Italian church and the English speaking Catholics of that parish. He speaks four languages fluently. He is at the present time a member of the Examining Board of the Parochial School of the diocese. THE JANSENS^ CAPTURED Boys Who Brutally Assault ed Their Step-Mother Found in New York. 'Detective Alexander Gallagher of the Montgomery street station captured the notorious Janserr brothers, Charles and William, of this city, who about a month ago robbed and brutally assaulted their step-mother in their father's home, No. 37 Highland avenue. Detective Gallagher caught the young desperadoes on Fifty seventh street, New York, where they have been living with their aunt since the crime was committed. They were ar raigned In the West Side Court on Fifty seventh street this morning and held to await extradition papers. The detective was put on the case im mediately after the boys robbed' their father. Inspector Archibold instructed. Gallagher to search the cheap lodging houses on the Bowery. This Giallagher did without success. He kept up his chase, however, and ran across the boys last night. They will be brought to this city and tried. The father, William Jansen, who is em ployed in the sugar works on (Essex street, says he will let the law take its course. Once before when his sons robbed ‘him be refused to prosecute them and' in terceded after they had' been convicted iand sentenced to six months in the peni tentiary. The boys were paroled by Judge Blair. A month later the boys, who had' been living away from their parents, broke In the rear cellar door of their father's 'house, attacked their stepmother and: after beating her almost insensible and threatening to kill her, ransacked1 the bureau drawers and closets, carrying off about $100 in cash and jewelry. The boys skipped toward (Newark. •Detective Gallagher was commended by Inspector Arctofbold' for his capture. COPERTINO AGAIN. This Time the Junk Dealer Is Held for the Grand Jury. The numerous cases of telegraph wire cutting and stealing which have been keeping the police department busy for a month were thoroughly aired this morn in the First Criminal Court when Michael Copertino, a junkman of No. 214 Second street, was arraigned on a charge of receiving stolen goods. The complain ant was Detective Peter Morris, who said that on last Wednesday night at 9:30 o’cflock he came upon Joseph Sulivan, 18 years old; Gus Lewis, 18 years old, and Adam Herman 17 years old, cutting wires from the poles of the Western Union Telegraph Company. The officer folowed the boys to the junk shop kept by Copertino, where they found the shopkeeper’s mother, who produced 36 pounds of copper wire from a hiding place. The four boys were in court and they testified that they had stolen the wire in Copertino’s shop. The evidence led the Court to hold Copertino for the Grand Jury. _ SPEAKERS FOR R. C CLUB DINNER The committee in charge of the speak era for the approaching Catholic CfGfo banquet, to 'be held on Monday evening next in the clubrooms on Jersey avenue, have nearly completed their list. It com prises:—Rev. Father Lavelle, D. D., rector of St. Patrick’s R. C. Cathedral. (New York City; Mr. James iLuby, editor of "The (News”; Counsellor Victor Dowling, of New York City; Rev. George 6. Ben nltt, D. D., rector of Grace P. E. Church, Erie street; Counsellor Otto Crouse, and the Right Rev. Robert Seton, D. D., rector of St. Joseph’s R. C. Church. Arrange now for telephone service with The New York and New Jersey Telephone Com pany, 8 Erie Street, Jersey City, to have your name In the next "Telephone Directory,” which goes to press February 23d. Rates with in reach of all. NOTHINGJTRANGE Mamie Weixlmann’s Natural Excuse for Her Long Absence From Home. SHE WAS RON~0YER, YOD KHOW And So Her Fairy God-Mother Took Her Away in a Carriage. Mamie Weixlmann, nineteen years old, who has been missing since January 22, relieved the anxiety of her parents Satur day afternoon by appearing at her home, in Hudson Boulevard, West New York. She told a mysterious story to account for her absence. She had been run over by a hansom cab in Fourteenth street, New York, she said, and had been befriended by a woman then unknown to her, who had taken her to a fine house in that city, where she was atended until she had entirely recovered. Both the girl and her parents refused to divulge the name of Mamie's benefactress or the location of her residence, and de clined to give any reason for their reti cence. On th day following the girl’s disap pearance, her father, George Weixlmann, a well-to-do carpenter, received this let ter:— Dear Sir—You will be surprised when you get this letter that Mamie will be far away. Don’t be worried, because she is in. good hands. Please have no talk about it, no r let it go in. the papers, because it will be useless. She will return as soon as possible. Yours truly, A. B. G. This letter, as shown by the postmark on the envelope, was mailed on January 22, early in the afternoon, at Station O, which is at Thirteenth street and Fifth avenue. The handwriting was unknown to Mr. Weixlmann, and the mysterious note served only to increase his anxiety. The police were notified and a diligent search was made for the missing girl, but no trace of her was found until, of her own volition, she returned home yes terday. “There was nothing strange about my absence,” Mamie said. "I was struck by a oab while crossing Fourteenth street, near Union Square, and was fortunate in falling into good hands. I did not tell my parents of my whereabouts, because I did not wish to worry them. The han som that struck me ran over my leg, and, although it did not break the bone, it took a long time to heal. I cannot tell you who befriended me.” Liberal rewards had been offered by Mamie's father after her disappearance, and by the town of West New York, for any information in regard to her. TRACKS oIuNDEN AVENUE The Greenville and Hudson Railroad took immediate advantage of the opinion given by Corporation Counsel Allan L. McDermott that the Greenville and Hud son Railroad was entitled to right of way across Linden lane. Three hours after the opinion was rendered six double tracks were placed In position across the street. The haste of the railroad company has excited much comment in the Green ville section. Rumors are in circulation that the Pennsylvania Railroad' Company, which owns the shore front west of the new line, was preparing to oppose the Greenville and Hudson’s right to this street. It is now understood that the new line has given up the Idea of laying tracks across Chapel avenue and will endeavor to obtain permission from the city to tun nel underneath the road. THE NEW PETIT JURY. Heavy Drew tie Names Tils Morn ing From the Box. Judge Blair permitted Sheriff Ruempler, and County Clerk Fisher to draw a petit jury this mominging to serve for two weeks from next Monday. Under Sheriff 'Heavey drew these names out of the box: Jersey City—John Monahan, Adam Horfling, Lewis Heinecke, David Alien, Jesse McFarland, Henry Thompson, John, Dempsey, John Dolan, Frederick Hart man, Robert A. O’Beirne, John M. Klink, A. R. Lyons, Conrad Becker, Myles Mc Carron, George Price, Ambrose Bowley, John Dunn, Garret Hardenburg, Anton aieverding, G. Frank Sutherland, J. W. Miller, James MoAuley, Patrick Harring ton, John J. Roberts, Dermis Toomey, Jo'hn McBurth, Michael Scanlon, Fred iBech, John Higgins, John 'M'ay, Stephen Jennings, J. S. Sottern, Lewis O’Neill, Patrick Larkin, George A. Lewis, John Feeney, 'Patrick Cooney, Carsten Dierek sten, John Lasher, Edward Fagan, John S. Rehill. Hoboken—'George Doyle, A. A. Edmen ston, Charles Ford, Richard Hueterman, Frederick Doepner, Emil Wagner. Bayonne—Charles Munn, Harry Mein ■Irard't, Cort S. Braistead, John Smith. Union Hill—Frederick Schroeder, Fred erick Fichtl. West 'Hoboken—Emil Doublebois, James Harris. North Bergen—Jacob iHenshe. Guttenlberg—John Henry, John Ryan. Weehawlken—Archer M. Flemming. Kearny—John Fleidner. PALMA CLUB’S SHOW. The Entertainment Committee of the Palma Club has selected a rare lot of talent for the variety entertainment at the club theatre next Monday evening. The entertainment will be for the mem bers and ladies. Dancing will follow the show. Among the artists will be:—Mr. George Leonard, pianist; Miss Dasa Harmon, mandolin selections; Mr. John F. Dillion, songs and stories; Miss Margaret Ashton, soprano soloist; Mr. Harry S. Six, banjo ist; Edison’s projectoseope, moving pic tures, and a one-act society sketch, by Miss Harmon and Mr. Dillon. ZITHER CIRCLETS MASK BALL The Orpheus Zither Circle held a mask and civic ball at Central Hall on Saturday night and the event proved a very en joyable success. A programme of music was also enjoyed. Hermann Trablnger was floor manager, and Hermann Mueller, assistant floor manager. Harry Tresotithwiek, Otto Stoeffler, Frank tSark and Edward Rollfs constituted the Floor Committee, and William Relnicke, William Mehl and Har ry Brand, the Reception Committee. The Committee of Arrangements was compos ed of Emil J. Gottschalck, Rudolph Rein ecke, Charles S. Randall, Walter Lehman, Edward Rollfs, Carl Gottschalk and Herrmann Mueller. . . BUTINERJ8 GUPIO. Ex-Every thing He Is Now Proprietor of the “Home Aid Association.” Simon Buttner, formerly of New York, but now of Jersey City, is, according to his statement yesterday to a reporter, “the whole thing” in the "Mutual Home Aid Association, main office No. 47 Mont gomery street, Jersey City.” There is a president of the association, Charles A. McGuire, and the secretary is Franklin B. Packard, but Mr. Buttner says they are figureheads. Simon Buttner’s Home Aid Association is, by Mr. Buttner’s own confession, des perately in need of funds to enable it to carry out its objects, the chief of which is to assist young people contemplating matrimony. Each person—man or woman—who be comes a certificate holder of the associa tion must first pay to Buttner or his “figureheads” $30, which may be done on the instalment plan, and upon the mar riage of any other certificate holder must pay an assessment of 30 cents. When a certificate holder gets married, he or she must notify the association, and upon pre senting proof that such marriage ie legal will receive $250. A few days ago Buttner advertised for a man with $1,500 cash capital to take an interest in the business, and yester day he is said to have offered to a re porter a quarter interest for $1,500, and his personal guarantee that the invest ment would net $100,000 profit in a year. “I will say to you In confidence,” said Buttner, “that I am In this business not for my health, but for profit. “We divide our certificate holders Into groups of 1,000 persons. Each person pays $30, so we have $30,000 as a sinking fund, the interest on which will pay the run ning expenses of the office. Then when we have a marriage there is an assessment of each member in the group. This will bring us in $300. Out of this we pay the person who gets maried $250, leaving us $50 profit. “Talk about the profits on Chemical National Bank and Shoe and Leather Bank stock! Why this scheme will beat them. Just as soon as we have a few marriages and pay a few benefits we will have them out here blocking the streets In their efforts to get their money into the game. We will spread all over the city and State of iffew Yocrk and then throughout the United State* “But”—and here the great Buttner hesi tated and lowered his voice—“I’ve got to have money to float this scheme. Just now X am strapped. I got ex-Presfieuting Attorney Joseph M. Noonan to preoaro an opinion on the legality f my scheme. He charged $200. I paid him $100 and owe him $100. Then I want to incorporate the association, but it will cost $300 to get articles of incorpo ration, and I haven’t the money.” Buttner in explaining hie scheme said the association 'would easily he able .to pay five benefits in a week. "How many marriage benefits have you paid?’’ he was asked. “Well-er-none as yet. You see we are only two weeks old and haven’t a com pleted circle of one thousand members. Our list now numbers 730 names.” Simon Buttner’sNew York public career ended about a year ago. He was the pro prietor of the Broadway Garden, after ward known as the “Chop Suey,” at No. 1261 Broadway. In January, 1839, ex-Mayor Frank A. IMagowan, of Trenton, charged that he was robbed of $2,600 in Buttner’s resort. Buttner and a waiter, Arthur Sussman, were arrested and Buttner was held to the Grand Jury in $5,000. The case has never come ‘to trial. In March, 1893, Buttner, who haf! been indicted on a charge of receiving stolen goods from Asa O. Beville, a clerk in a department store, was tried before Re corder Goff and was acquitted. July 17, 1899, Buttner filed a petition in bankruptcy, scheduling liabilities at $33, 335. Since then, it is said, he has been proprietor of the Manhattan Bureau of Exchange, No. 208 West Thirty-fourth street, with “turf correspondents and re presentatives on all tracks,” proprietor of the “B. B. Watch Company,” at Nos. 305, 307 and 309 Broadway, and the “firm” of A. & P. Dorlon, dealers in oysters, clams, fish and terrapin, at Nos. 95 and 97 Ful ton street. He was a witness before the Mazet Committee and charged that while pro prietor of the Broadway Garden, Captain Price had “hounded” him. These charges Captain Price emphatically denied. -— ROOSTERS CALLED A HALT. lh* Teutonia Mannorohor's Ball Came to a Sudden Close. The Teutonia Mannerchor enjoyed a masquerade and civic ball at Pohlmann’s Saturday night. The hall was decorated to' suit the occasion and was thronged with merry dancers. Many of the cos tumes were unique and pretty and others were as ludicrous as any ever seen at a mask ball. Prizes had been offered for the most elegant and the most ludricous costumes worn at the ball. Miss Leonia Kreutzig took the first prize for the best costumed lady. She represented the Queen of Roses. Her prize was a gold clock. Miss Martha Lippmann wore the most original costume, representing a “donkey party.” and Gottlieb Gantzhorn captured the prize of the gentleman wearing the most comi cal costume. H. Hausgen was Prince Carnival, and led the grand march. One of the features of the grand march was the appearance of a company of Boer warriors headed by Oom 'Paul. A number of roosters In cages occupied the leb'ge of the guliery. They seemed to be charmed by the music. At midnight a big fellow with gorgeous plumage sudden ly flapped his wings and crowed in an al most unearthly manner. AH the roosteTS then joined in the chorus and actually drowned the music. The ball came to a sudden hut brilliant close after a merry evening. WANTED—A NEW HOSE. Central Railroad Mnst Pay Or Be Sued by Fire Board. Chief John Conway of the Jersey City Fire Department, when interviewed this morning about the cutting of the hose by a Central Railway train while the de partment was fighting a blaze at the foot of Cater avenue last Friday,-said that the company was at fault* as the sig nal man in the tower had been notified by Battalion Chief . Dingier to flag all trains because the fire men were going to lay their hose across the tracks. They were compelled to do this to reach the burning house. Instead of doing as he was told, the signal man paid'no attention to the attaiion Chief. The Fire oard will hold the Central Rail road responsible. The department has notified the railroad company to either send a check for a new hose or the hose Itself. It is more than likely that the company will settle at once. Winns home Chief of Police Returns From Florida Greatly Improved, PLEASED WITH RECENT SHAKE DP He Says It Will Prove Bene ficial to the Service and the City. After a stay of three weeks at Palm Beach, Florida, Chief of Police Benjamin Murphy arrived home yesterday at 6:06 o’clock on the Florida Express, which was almost two hours late when it drew into the Pennsylvania Railroad station. The Chief was met by Inspector Archibold, who has been acting as Chief for the past three weeks; Captains Cox and Kelly and Mr. John Brennan. Several members of the detective corps of Police Head quarters were also at the station to greet the returning head of the Police Depart ment. The officials escorted the Chief to his carriage, which was in waiting. The Chief was at his desk this morning looking like himself and ready to take the reins of the department up again with a firm hand. He seems greatly improved and is hale and hearty again. There is no trace of the sickness that was appar ent before he departed for Florida. From the time he reached his office at eight o’clock this morning the Chief was kept busy receiving the congratulations and good wishes of his many friends. He has kept in close touch with what has been going on since he left and there were but few details to be explained. From' In spector Archibold down, those who have been important factors in the control of police matters during the Chief’s absence have been called upon for verbal reports of minor matters, and these reports took up the greater part of the forenoon. When asked regarding his views of the changes made in the department the lat ter part of last week the Chief said that he was thoroughly satisfied and that he Is confident the service will be materially benefited thereby. As soon as the Chief toad been comfort ably seated he was presented by Inspector Archibold with a handsome horseshoe of flowere bearing the word "Welcome.” A card attached bore the following words:— “Welcome home. With best wishes from Inspector Archibold, Detectives Larkins, Doyle, Clos, Clark, Bennett, MdNally, (Prescott and Holtic, Sergeants (Kelly and Walsh, Clerks <J. P. Robinson and Wm. Robinson, Superintendent of Telegraph William Foley and Patrolman John O’Donnell.” There were also floral offer ings from Alderman Daniel Cole and Judge McCormack. After the thanks of the Chief for these tokens were expressed a group picture, handsomely framed, of the detectives at tached to headquarters, was presented' to the Chief. A similar picture was also pre sented to Inspector Archibold. -• DRUGGIST CAMPBELL’S TROUBLES Vice Clianoellor Asked to Appoint a Receiver for His Property. Application was made to Vice Chancel lor Pitney, this morning, by Robert Carey, counsel for the Unique Building and Loan Association, the ow;ners of Arcanum Hall, at Jackson and Clinton avenues, for a receiver for the estate of George Camp bell, who kept the drug store in the build ing. The association now has a suit pend ing against Campbell for rent. Theodore Barnes and Miss Emma Langford are named as co-defendants with Campbell because they claim to hold a bill of sale of Campbell’s property. Ex-Mayor Henry Traphagen, who represented the latter, asked for an adjournment on account of the absence of Mr. E. K. Seguine, doun sel for Campbell, who, he said, was ill. Mr. Carey objected, saying that he had seen Seguine on the street within four days. The Vice Chancellor said that Mr. Seguine hardly pretended to practice law, as he was engaged In so many other businesses, and denied the motion to ad journ. Mr. Carey then stated that in (May, 1898, Campbell rented the store in Ar canum Hall and subsequently fell in ar rears for rent. In 1899 his stock and fix tures were sold under judgment and bought in by the association for $50. Up on his promise to pay up the back rent Campbell was allowed to remain in pos session of the store. He failed to keep his promises and was again dispossessed under a judgment for $300 obtained in the District Court, and Constable Meyer is in possession of the stock under the same judgment. The stock includes a soda fountain valued at $2,000. Campbell gave the association to understand that he owned the fountain, but the manufactur ers, Pieffer & Co., of Boston, claim that the fountain is not all paid for. Mr. Traphagen said his clients had a bill of sale for all the contents of the store and opposed the application. Mr. Carey claimed that that bill of sale was fraudulent as against his client’s ‘Inter ests. The case was on at recess. CLAIMS HE IS A PARTNER. James Newtons’ Sait Against the Grooer’s Mutual Association. Counselor Joseph Anderson, counsel for James Newton, asked Vice Chancellor Pitney this morning to fix a day for the hearing of Newton’s case against James E. Banks and others. Some time ago several grocers In the Hudson City section of the city formed! the Grocers’ Mutual Association whereby they saved money by purchasing their goods in large quan tities and distributing them to each other, thus saving the middleman’s per centage. Newton claims to have been a partner in the association and brings the suit for an accounting of the profits of the concert. The defendants deny that New ton was ever a partner In the concern and declare that he was never anything more than an employe engaged to take charge of the warehouse in which the as sociation stored Its goods. Mr. James Gordon, counsel for Newton, ! called the Court’s attention to the fact that certain moneys which the defend ants had been ordered to pay into court had not been received by the clerk. Mr. Anderson said that that was not so, as lie held the receipt for the money. The i Vice Chancellor set down April 16 as the date for hearing the case. MIAlXFIt# or FACT. —New Jersey s best flour costs 2Sc. more per barrel than ordinary flour, but worth a dollar extra. Wholesale only at D. E. Cleary Co.’s stores, Greene and Montgomery streets. SUPPOSE, SUPPOSE any one of the many emergen cies when police aid is desirable or vitally necessary, how may these guardians of life and property be instantly notified ? TELEPHONE SERVICE. The Hew York and Hew Jersey Telephone Co. 160 Market St., Newark, N. J, 8 Erie 6t„ Jersey City, N. J. GREENVILLEITE8 KICK. Old School Lots Are Used As Dumping Grounds. Residents of Greenville avenue have m complaint of fifteen years' standing against the city. Since the old school sit< was vacated the five lots on which the old school house stood have been lying idle. Taking advantage of the exposed con dition of the site, the residents oil that section have used them for a general dumping ground. Tor years refuse and filth of all kinds have been deposited there and at present it resembles a vast garbage heap. In addition to being used as a receptacle for all kinds of litter, it is also used as a crematory for old beds and mattresses, reeking with germs of contagion. Residents claim that the spot is a dis ease breeder and has ben for years. It is also claimed that the Board of Health has been notified but has done nothing to remedy the evil. Residents of that sec tion are talking of petitioning the Board of Education, which has control of the property, to devise means to abolish this nuisance. The property owners of Greenville av enue further claim that they have been unfairly treated regarding assesments for the paving of that thoroughfare last sum mer. It is claimed that they were com pelled to pay more than their pro rata share owing to the existence of the five lots owned by the city, the paying assess ment of which they had to stand. DEMOCRATS ATTEND! A meeting of the Ninth Ward Demo cratic Club will he .held tonight. All mem bers are requested tc attend to assist in comparing and verifying canvass books of each precinct, preparatory to the coming election. All return on hooks for drawing on the gold watch shall be made at the meeting. Other matters of Importance will be brought up for discussion. The Seventh Ward Democratic Club will meet tonight at the New York Bay House, Ocean and Wilkinson avenues. Plana for new clubhouse will be discussed. TONIGHT’S EVENTS. Sharkey-Jeffries fight at the Academy of Music. Dinkins’ Utopians at the Bon Ton The atre. Meeting, Minkakwa Republican Club. Meeting, Seventh Ward Demoaratio Club, New York Bay House. Fair, St. Joseph’s Home for the Blind, Pavonia Hall. Election. Company A, Fourth Regi ment. at the Armory. Euchre, Jersey City Golf Club, at Phil lips’ Hall. Ball, and prise waits contest, William U. Boyce Association, Wood's Hall. Ball, John E. Maxwell Association, Im perial Hall. Parish reception, St. John’s Episcopal Church. Mask and civic hall of the Edward Smith Association, at Columbia Hail, Greenville. Fair of St. Vincent de Paul’s Chapel, at Wake’s Hall. Avenue D and Forty** sixth street, Bayonne. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NIBW YORK, Feb. 13, 1900.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight 'P. M. Tuesday. For New York City and vicinity;—Fair tonight, fair and not so cold Tuesday; diminishing westerly winds. Hartnett’s Thermometrical Report Fefb. IS. Deg.| 3 P. M.23, 6 P. M.23| 9 P. M.19| 12 midnight.17| Feb. 19. Deg. 6 A. M.18 9 a. m.a 12 neon. SB ARLINGTON CEMETERY Was the first "Landscape Lawn Cemetery" la the State. Lot owners have no expense fop 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 terms ot payment. Office in Jersey City. »» Washing ton street, over Provident Savings Bank. Tele ph on e No- 521- _