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Jersey <£iiy Scars. JAMES ECBY,.Editor PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON —BY— THE CITY PUBLISHING COMPANY OFFICE No. 231 Washington Stkest, THE NEWS BUILDING Telephone Call, Jersey City, 271. NEW YORK OFFICE, No, Ml BROADWAY. THE JERSEY CITY SEWS, the only Democrat! 3 Daily Paper Published in Jersey City - Slagle copies, one cent; subscription three hollars per year, postage paid. Entered in the post offleeat Jersey City as second class matter. A11 business communications should be addressed to the City Puhluhing Company; all letters tor pub lication to the Managing Editor. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19. 1900. This paper is Democratic in principles end is independent in its views on all local questions. The River Versos tho Railroads. There is great merit in the demand made by the railroads, that, in case of the im provement of the Passaic River by the National Government, navigation of it shall be prohibited during- the morning and evening 'hours when the local passen ger travel, known as the commuter element, is at its height. It is of vital importance to New- Jersey that this class of citizens be accommo dated to the utmost. There is far more money and prosperity in their presence in the State than there -would be in the de velopment of every river we own. But, in fact, there is no reason why this restriction should affect the proposed im provement and its resultant deep water traffic. The Passaic is of no conceivable value as a passenger line. It leads to no where. Its value is for freighting, and, of course, this is not dependent on sched ule time. In other words, the closing of the river during commuter hours in the morning and evening need work no ob struction to the freighting of vessels at Paterson or other points. They can sail just as well at hours when the bridges can be opened without harm to railroad travel. _ Roberta’ Brilliant Strategy. The New York yellow papers are in a ead way over General Roberts' successes in South Africa. They started to kick against all justice and common sense be cause they thought the cause of the Boers would be more popular than that of Eng land with their readers. In their folly they prophesied that the British troops would be defeated. 'Now that they are “up against’’ the stern logic of facts, they are very bitter. The "World” is absolutely childish In its malice. Its headline, this morning, is a beautiful specimen of unreason. "Roberts did not outwit the Boers," it cries. 'Well, perhaps he did not. (Probably General Cronje abandoned his trenches and Retreated as an act of masterly strategy. Frobably he left his camp equi page and1 supply train behind hoping the British would stop to gather it up, just the way the Chinamen scatter cut paper at a funeral to keep the Devil from over taking the corpse. The fact Is the rout of Cronje is the be ginning of the end. Roberts will now speedily end the war, and probably with little bloodshed. He will no doubt man oeuvre again and again to make the ijjoer position untenable, compelling them •to flee from place to place, leaving their equipment piecemeal by the way, while their men gradually desert and make for their homes. Finally, the Boer command ers will find themselves cornered some where without means of defence and with a disintegrated and demoralized force, and nothing will remain for them but sur render. _ Sumner Denounced. It is pleasant to see that Professor Sumner ‘has aroused all the opposition ■which his truculent views deserve in the stronghold of thought. President Eliot of Harvard, Colonel Thomas Wentworth Higglnson, Mrs. Alice Freeman Palmer, ex-president of Wellesley, and Mrs. Julia Ward Howe all make important state ments In this morning’s paper in defence of the marriage relation and in censure or the ’Professor's outrageous misstatement «f existing facts and conditions. ■It is to be 'hoped that the leaders of thought in all classes will come out plain ly With their opinions end observations on this vital subject so that there shall be an overwhelming weight of evidence to counteract the effect of Sumner's atro cious teachings in the minds of the young men and women of the rising generations. The Revised School Bill. An outline of the new school bill has been made public by one of the Com missioners, who have been framing it during the past year or more. The meas ure, it is expected, will be introduced in the Legislature this evening. As a whole the bill, as outlined, will ap peal to the citisens of the State as good. It Is certainly far better than the one which was introduced last year. It makes several changes in the existing law which appear to be wise. One of these which will strongly commend Itself to the tax payers is the manner of apportioning the school monies among the various dis tricts. The present system of ascertaining the number of school children will be abol ished and the apportionment will be based upon the total days’ attendance for the previous year. This in itself will be a j clear saving of $<0,000 a year to the State, and, besides, a system of gross fraud in the shape of padded returns will be ended, which, it is well known, is perpetrated now annually In many counties as a re sult of the present system of census enu meration. Another important change is in the method of appropriating funds for the current expenses of the schools. This duty is to be in charge of a Board of Es timate, which is to consist of the Mayor, the Superintendent of Schools, two mem bers of the board having charge of the finances of the municipality? and two members of the Board of Education. This Board certifies to the Finance Board the amount which will be required for carrying on the schools and this amount must be appropriated by the Fi nance Board. A limit, however, is placed upon the'amount and it is not to exceed three-fourths of one per cent, of the tax able property of the city. This may or may not be a good provision. It certainly calls for strict examination. On general principles we are opposed to anything which curtails the power of the Board of Finance. The teachers throughout the State no doubt will be gratified to know that the objectionable features of last year’s bill, which provided for their removal virtual ly at the will of the superintendent, and against which they made such protest, has been eliminated from the new meas ure, and the Board of Education, as in the past, will alone have the power to re move them. The bill is the most important measure yet introduced in the present Legislature, End it will no doubt occasion eonsfiierable discussion before it is adopted. AMUSEMENTS. Bon Ton. The Utopians, Manager Dinkins’ own attraction, opens at the Bon Ton The atre at today's matinee, and will present an entertainment replete with up-to-date songs, dances, etc. The opening is called ’’Le Chat Noir” (The Black Cat), and is positively a relief from the usual class of entertainment given by other organi zations. This burlesque is succeeded toy a fine vaudeville- olio. This contingent embraces Barton and Ashley, the Three Gardners, Kitty Gilmore, Fiynn and Dex ter, Three Lane Sisters and Flo Jansen. A special feature of this olio will be the introduction of the coming novelty, en titled "The Invisible Choir.” The per formance closes with a burlesque requir ing the services of the entire company, thirty in number, and represents a mod ern hotel, and shows in a humorous man ner the trials and tribulations of the guests. HOME FOR THE BLIND FAIR. The Leaders of the Popularity Con tests Remain the Same, Success continues at the fair of St. Joseph’s Home for the Blind in Pavonia Hall. The hall was well filled Saturday night with persons, who contributed lib erally. Articles were disposed of at ex cellent prices. More donations were also received. The various popularity contests continue as exciting as ever. There is no change in the leaders, but more votes have piled in. Very few votes separate the leaders from the other contests. At least $500 is expected from these contests. Ex-Alderman Moran operated a wheel of fortune, which produced many dimes and nickels for the money bag. Miss Lillian Post and Miss B. McNen ney gave an exhibition of cake walking to the amusement of the large gathering. A big euchre will be given in the hall Friday night. There are over one hun dred prizes to toe contested for. These are all donations. NEW WOMAN MORE IMPORTANT High School Pierian Society Decides in Her Favor. The Pierian Society of the High School met Friday afternoon and carried out this programme:—Oration by E. H. Gallup, es say by William Wallace, story by James O. Flaherty, and a recitation by M. KnightUnger. An interesting debate followed. The subject was:— “Resolved, That the new woman is more imirortant than the old.” The affirmative side, taken by Howard Mulry and W. Martin, won. Willard Galger and Edward Bouker represented the negative. A. Bid del was the critic of the day. Two were admitted to membership. GOLF CLUB GIVES A EUCHRE. The Jersey City Golf dub will give a euchre and dance tonight in Phillips' Hall. Several pretty prizes have -been donated by the members. This house committee will attend to all arrangements:—Wm. C. Post, chairman; Mrs. Burdette Post Craig. Mrs. W. G. Bumsted, Miss McBride, Miss Koonz and George R. Beach. STAR OF WONDER FAIR. The fair given by Star of Wonder So ciety, Shepherds of Bethlehem, in Phil lips’ Hall, closed Saturday night. The re ceipts of the three nights amounted to almost $500. The stock of articles on all of the booths was disposed of at auc tion^ * *Do Not Grasp at the Shadow and Lose the Substance." Many people are but shadows of their former selves; due to neglect of health. Look out for the blood, the fountain of life, the actual substance; keep that pure by regular use of Hood's Sarsaparilla and ro bust health will be the result. Dyspepsia., weakness, and other wor ries will be things of the past and life will be worth living. Hacking Cough — "Iwas troubled with dry, hacking cough. One bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilla helped me and three bottles cured me and made me strong.” Rood's Pills euro liver ills; the non-trrltetlr.g and cmlycetharUc to taka with Hood's Sarsaparilla. HALL COMMITTEES The Men Who Will Take Charge of the Big Dance Wednesday Night. ARMORY IS A DREAM Decorators Have Taken Pos session and the Place is Transformed. There will be no company drills this week of the Fourth Regiment at the Ar mory. The big building will be in use for thre nights this week for other purposes. The particular one is the Armory ball, scheduled for Wednesday night. Friday and Saturday evenings will be taken up with the big cake walk and colored jubi lee, for which the Amusement Committee is now preparing. The building was turned over to the dec orators Saturday afternoon. The work men have progressed rapidly with the decorations. The big steel girders which reach across the entire building have been completely covered with the beautiful white and gold bunting. The ceiling is one wass of bunting, scarcely a bit of the frame-work being visible to the eye. The boxes and balconies will be adorned in precisely the same manner. A few American flags will be hung from various parts of the structure and the regimental colors will also be conspicuously display ed. The decorators are expected to fin ish their work by tomorrow night. Thousands of yards of bunting are to be used in beautifying the spacious hall, which is rapidly being converted Into a magnificent ball room. Extra chandeliers are being placed in all the rooms and the company rooms are being prepared' to receive several hundred diners. The com mittee has completed its task of arrang ing all the details and announces that everything will be in perfect readiness for the ball. Very few of the boxes remain to be disposed of and the total receipts amount to about $S00. The prices received are entirely satisfactory to the committee. A double box has been reserved for Gov ernor Voorhees and his staff on the south side of the building. Colonel Smith and Brigadier General Wanser will occupy boxes on the east side. The Governor has assured the Colonel that he will positively be present. These are the committees selected for the ball:— Executive Committee—Captain John J. Broderick, Captain Manuel M. Llera, Cap tain John J. Pringle. Lieutenants T. B. Gaddis and Earl T. Daab. Reception—Colonel Robert G. Smith, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph H. Brensinger, Majors Arthur H. Steele, Henry Loh mann, Jr., and Henry H. Brinkerhoff, Jr., Lieutenant J. Parker, Captains F. J. Mettlier, Charles H. Springsted, William H. Klinlc, Waldo E. Gibbs, William Rob ertson, Jr., Frederick Steigleiter, Frank A. Reinhard, James A. Gatchel and Wal ter F. Whittemore. Floor Committee, First Relief—Captain Robertson, Jr., Lieutenant Benjamin F. Moore, Jr., Jacob Hegelman, Alfred F. Sorenson, David L. Smith, Henry M. Coxe, Charles Schoonover, John McDon old, Charles Pulis and Samuel Isles, Ser geant Major W. R. Clements, Arthur Scott and Sergeants John P. Dixon, R. F. Jones, William Martin, W. Morgan and Charles E. Ege. Second Relief:—Lieutenants Harry H. Bowley, Frederick Ege, Edward F. Phil lips, William Brister, Joseph M. Rector, William M. Coe, Theodore -H. Washingt on, John G. Fisher, Jr., Sergeant Major Isaac J. Hopkins, Sergeants Brownlee, Frederick Fry, Howard Clark, John W. Frazer, C. J. Morgan, James A. Terhune, Frederick Pesing, Jr. Third Relief:—Lieutenants Frank H. Cole, Jr., James Conwell, Charles W. Garter, Charles H. Purdy, A. B. Barrows, William C. Pote, George S. Vogert, Ser geant Major Edward Covert, Lieutenants A. J. Hammell, W. B. Ammerman,' John F. Grand, George G. Patton, G. R. Kid der, James A. Van Alien and August H. Bahr. __ MR. CORCORAN OUT OF DANGER. Ho Will Go South When Ko Is Able to Leave the House. Mr. Andrew J. Corcoran, the windmill manufacturer, of Jersey avenue and Thirteenth street, is now pronounced out of immediate danger. The doctor had little hope Saturday morning of saving him, but by Sunday afternoon the disease was checked and the crisis passed. He is now, however, in a very weak state, and it will be a month perhaps before he will be able to be about. He will then go, directly to the South. Mr. Corcoran, who.had been under the weather for many weeks, was taken ill on Lincoln’s Birthday, but refused to give up. He attended the dinner of the Lincoln Club and returned home in a state of absolute collapse. His business and social engagements will necessarily be post poned until his return from the South. YOUNG MUSICAL PRODIGIES. Paul and Fred. Holter, the former thir teen years old, the latter twelve years old, sons of the Rev. F. Holter, of St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church, are devel oping into pianists of considerable local repute. They play most difficult selections with remarkable brilliancy of execution. They are naturally talented1 and of studi ous disposition. Paul stands A No. 1 in his class at No. G School. The musical tutor of the 'boys is Miss Lillian Freur.d, of No. 783 Newark avenue. _ MR. WATSON’S COMING WEDDING 'Mr. John Suttle Watson, son of Mr. Edward M. Watson, of No. 242 Pacific avenue, will on Wednesday afternoon next be married to Miss Caroline L. Mc Mahon, who resides in East Milford, Conn, The ceremony, which will be a very fashionable event, takes place in that city. Mr. Watson is connected with the Jersey City Printing Company. He has the congratulations and good wishes from a large circle of friends. SCHUBERT’S CONCERT TOMORROW Tomorrow evening the Schubert Glee Club will give its second concert of the season in the Tabernacle. The pro gramme is a very interesting one and a treat will assuredly be enjoyed by the subscribers. _ WATER TAXES POURING IN. The receipts in the Water Registrar’s office this morning were ST,149, and again there was joy there over the returns. If the present rate of daily receipts continue She arrearages of water rent will be cleared up. THE BIG CAKE WALK. Competition at the Fourth’s Show Is Getting Lively. Expert colored cake walkers from the North, South, East and West, In addition to numerous dusky couples from various parts of Hudson county, will be seen in competition Friday and Saturday even ings at the Fourth Regiment Armory, Bergen avenue and Church street, during the championship cake walk and jubilee 'by the National Ethiopian Amusement Company. The entertainment each even ing will 'be the same as given in the pres ence of 16,000 persons Lincoln’s Birthday night, at Madison Square Garden, New York. Managers P. T. Powers and J. C. Kennedy will also introduce several novel features. One of the features will be the singing of Miss Margaret Scott, the "Black Gerster,” who has won many honors in every part of t.he country. She will ren der "Suwanee River,” ‘‘Cornin’ Thro' the Rye.” “Bobolink,” and other favorite se lections. Two hours of singing and dancing, depicting life on the levee, will precede the cake walk for the national championship. Mr. Pickaninny Hill and 'Miss Mabel Turner, of New York, who won the cake at the Harden, are determined to win the one in this city, but they have dangerous rivals in Miss J3. F. Johnson and 'Mr. Froyeyed, Miss filadys Somerville of Kentucky and (Mr. Big Foot Sam of Red 'Bank, and little Master Hibson and Miss Ruth Allen of Pittsburgh who feels keen ly the sting of defeat. Jersey City. Hobo ken Bayonne and Huttenberg will have re presentatives in the walk. The show will terminate at midnight and razzers will be prohibited. SIX DAYS Ui THE SOUTH. Old Point Comfort, Richmond and Washington via P. K. B. Tourists will find the Lenten season by far the most pleasant time of the year at Old Point Comfort, which gets the first breath of early spring, and enjoys a sea son at least three or four weeks nearer summer than the more northern cities. Washington and Richmond are also cities appearing at their best in the early springtime. For the benefit of those wishing to visit these three points of great interest, the Pennsylvania Railroad wiil run the second of the present series of personally conducted tours to Old Point Comfort, Richmond and Washington, leaving New York and Philadelphia on Saturday, March 3. . Tickets, including transportation, meals en route in both directions, transf rs of passengers and baggage, hotel accommo dations at Old Point Comfort, Richmond, and Washington, and carriage ride about Richmond—in fact, every necessary ex pense for a period of six days—-will be sold at rate of $34.00 from New Y'ork, Brooklyn, and Newark; $32.50 from Trenton; $31.00 from Philauelphia, and proportionate rates from other stations. Tickets to Old Point Comfort only, in cluding luncheon on going trip, one and three-fourths days’ board at the Hygeia, and good to return direct by regular trains with six days, will be sold in con nection with this tour at rate of $15.00 from New Y'ork; $13.50 from Trenton; $12.50 from Philadelphia, and proportionate rates from other points. For itineraries and full information ap ply to ticket agents; Tourist Agent, 1190 Broadway, New York; 4 Court street, Brooklyn; 7S3 Broad street, Newark, N. J.: or George W. Boyd, Assistant General Passenger Agent, Broad Street Station, Philadelphia.__ KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. The Grand Lodge to Meet Wedaes day at Trenton The Grand Lodge of New Jersey, Knights of Pythias, will convene in Ma sonic Temple, Trenton, Wednesday of this week for -a two days’ session. George E. Pierson, Grand Keeper of Records and Seals, has .prepared his annual report, from which the following figures are taken:— (Number of members at last report, 12,959; additions from all sources, 1,071; total, 14,010. From which is deducted by suspensions, deaths, withdrawals and sur render of charters, 870, making a total of 13,140 in good standing, an increase of 351. The receipts during the year were $156, 8S6.32; expenditures, $70,083.26. Cash on hand, $93,369.85; investments, $141,985.38; widows and orphans’ fund, $1,891.93 para phernalia, $53,221.17; real estate, $76,339.06; total on hand and invested, $340,202.41. Number of subordinate lodges at last re port, 141; surrendered charter, 1; total number, 110. The returns of the election for Grand Officers will be canvassed and it will then be positively known who are the success ful ones. It is expected that Elmer E. ■Margerum, of Trenton, will be elected Grand Keeper of Records and Seale. SERGEANT COHEN’S FUNERAL. Jersey Boy Killed t>y a Poisoned Filipino Ballet. The funeral of Sergeant Morris J. Cohen, of the Twentieth Kansas Volunteers, who was killed in the Luzon campaign in the Philippines by a poisoned bullet, took place yesterday afternoon from the Jewish Synagogue Moses tMontefiore, on Grand street. Hoboken. Cohen formerly resided at (No. 381 Palisade avenue, Hudson City. He- was well known In this vicinity, hay ing been Identified with the Fremont Re publican Club and other organizations. Cohen was also a member of Company K, Fourth Regiment. A delegation from this company, under command of Captain Frederick Steigleiter, escorted the funeral cortege from the synagogue to the lower ferry. The coffin was draped in. an Amer ican flag. The interment was made in Washington Cemetery. •Cohen was a great traveler. He became a soldier about ten years ago and he took part In the Indiah war in Arizona in 1890. He is credited with having captured the first Filipino flag in the Luzon campaign,. 'He was known in Hudson county as an amateur prize fighter, having won de cisions over Jack Dempsey, George La Blanch and other professional pugilists. HOBOKEN SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS The Hoboken Sunday School Teachers’ Association will hold its annual conven tion this evening in the chapel of t’he First Methodist Episcopal Church. The programme to be carried out was outlined In Saturday’s ‘Views.’’ NASAL CATARRH quickly yields to treatment by Ely's Cream Balm, which is •agree-lbly aromatic. It Is received through the nostrils, cleanses and heals the whole surface over which it diffuses Itself. _ A remedy for Nasal Catarrh which is drying or c-xcrting to the diseased membrane should not he used. Cream Balm is recog nized as a specific. Price 59 cents ax drug gists -or toy mail. A colij in tihe head im mediately disapepnre when Cream Balm is used. Ely Brothers, 06 Warren street. New York. STATE SCHOOLS. The Annual Report Shows That the Year Has Been Successful. • PRINCIPAL GREEN’S VIEWS Practise Teaching Advocated —Better Library for Post Graduates Asked. “The past year will stand on. our re cords as one of the most successful in the history of our schools,” says Prin cipal James M. Green, in the annual re port of the State schools, which has just been issued. “The enrollment in the Normal School was 697, or 47 less than that of the preceding: year. It will be re membered that in the scholastic year be ginning with September, *97, the condi tions were such that we received more students than we were able to accommo date with justice either to them or our selves. Last year, by reason of the change in the time for entrance examinations, we were able to control this matter and keep the numbers such as we could care for in a more satisfactory manner. Hence this enrollment in the Normal was a sign i of the better fulfillment of our purposes, I rather than a falling off in. the popularity i of the school. “The enrollment in the Model School exceeded that of the preceding year by 30, and that of the Farnum was an in crease of 15 over that of the past year. "The total annual enrollment was 1.455, or 5 more than that of last year. The Model enrollment was the highest in the history' of the school. “The number of applicants for admis sion to the Normal School at the open ing of each term is in excess of what we can receive, and we have been obliged to base our selection of those to be admitted upon their relative qualifications. We have been able to receive all of the gradu ates of 'Approved' high schools, all who have been teachers, most of those who held first grade county diplomas, and the best qualified of those who presented themselves for examination. “In a sense entrance examinations have been competitive, inasmuch as only a sufficient number could be chosen from those who entered them to fill the quota. This natural raising of the standard has been decidedly beneficial to the interests of the school, as -it has brought to us as a whole students much better fitted to taka up truly professional work. “The number graduated from the Nor mal School, 273, was far in excess of that of any previous year, and all are engaged in teaching. Notwithstanding the size of the class, the average salary received was but 94 cents per month less than that received by the class of '93. “The graduates of the Model and Far num Schools were successful where they applied to enter higher institutions of learning. A goodly portion of them have entered the Normal. “The Bureau of Information has been of great service in aiding our graduates to secure appointments. While this bureau was designed directly to assist those who are in the work of teaching, it encourages those who would take up the work, as it makes more definite the plan of accomplishing the ends desired. “The plan of practice teaching adapt ed last year was carried out with both the February and June classes. The State Department addressed a large number of the Superintendents and Boards of Edu cation, asking that we might send one or more of the students of the graduat ing class to them for observation and ap prenticeship for a specified length of time. With but one or two exceptions the re sponses were favorable, and we were able to so place the members of the class that they gained a valuable experience. In many cases the period of apprenticeship was followed by an invitation to a perma nent appointment. “While we have reason to highly ap preciate the willing co-operation extended to us by so many of the districts of the State, it is yet a question whether or not it would be a much wiser arangffment if we could have a regularly appointed num ber of teachers with whom these grad uates could be placed. Doubtless one of the greatest advantages to be .gained from this observation and aprenticeship is a close touch with the actual conditions to which the graduates of our school will go as teachers, but at the same time that this advantage is being given, a much richer product can be secured if the teachers with whom they are placed un derstand how to bring out of them all that is capable of development in the time allotted. “This power on the part of the teacher greatly increases with, increased experi ence. There is good reason to suppose that experience will show that it would be better to have the teachers with whom these Normal apprentice teachers are to go, regularly chosen by the State Board and the local Boards in mutual action, and to have their local salaries supple mented by the State. “The post-graduate work mentioned in our last report -has taken the form, under your authority, of an extended course, the particulars of which are outlined under Course of Study. A number of students are taking this extended work, and doubt less many others will enter upon it when it becomes better known. It will be noticed that It affords liberal opportunities for electives, and thereby will enable any one to become sufficiently strong in her chosen 'branches to teach them in any grade ■below' the college, even including the training school. “Our efficiency In this advanced work would -be enhanced by greater library and seminar facilities. Our present library is serving most excellent purpose, but the demands on it are greater than it can easily meet. It would be an advantage to have two or three smaller rooms, the walls of which might be covered with book shelves, and in which rooms seminar work inspecial topics could be conducted. “Our curriculum has hitherto contained those subjects which have been regarded1 as the established subjects of the public school course. The time has come when we are called upon to consider the en largement of this curriculum by including one or two new branches that have hitherto been considered specials, as, far instance, Commercial Law and Steno graphy. “A large number of the high schools of the State are now adopting, or have adopted, commercial courses, and there is a demand for teachers who are capable of teaching stenography and commercial I law in these courses. If we are to supply this demand, we must Introduce these subjects In our course. “During the past ten years of our ex perience we have been teaching the Kin j dergarten method, but owing to the age of -our Model pupils, we have not had it ! in practice In its most elementary forms. For the past year we have had a class the members of Which Were young enough to require the simplest gifts and occu pations. This beginning Kindergarten work is of very great value to u$, as a number of our graduates will be called upon to teach in this grade. It would be to our advantage if we had several rooms where we could conduct classes of this grade, and thus furnish much greater opportunities for observation and prac tice. "Our Music Department Is located in the mansion, which we are renting. ( While this temporary arrangement has , been wise and expedient, the time will | come when we must take this department | again under our own roof. It would be I greatly to our advantage if, in view of | the above mentioned increasing demands I upon us, we could have an additional j wing to our school building. "The school is greatly to be congratu- I lated on the purchase of the property ad- I Joining our hoarding halls. The tempor ary arrangements for providing for a number of our boarders in the houses we are renting have been the best that ■ could be made, and certainly have been ! much better than allowing the students ’ to board in town, but they are not as satisfactory as would be permanent ar rangements. Many of the rooms in these rented houses are not well adapted as dormitories. Some of them are so large that it is necessary to- place In them from four to six students; others are too small, and still others are in suites, rendering it necessary to pass through one to reach another. "The State of New Jersey can scarcely look upon renting houses to accommodate Us school as other than a very tempor ary arrangement. It would be greatly to our advantage if we could have an addi tional wing to our boarding halls, suffi ciently large to accommodate the number who are In these rented houses. “The High School Association, mention ed so favorably in our last report, still continues to be a very valuable influence in promoting our work. The subjects dis cussed in the meetings have been such as were of interest to all the secondary schools, and the discussion has resulted in making the standards much more uni form than they were, and the uniformity has tended up. This association is cer tainly one of the most potent educational influences of the Commonwealth. We are now receiving annually a large number of high school graduates Into our school, and the time is not far distant when our standard of admission can be prac tically high school graduation or its ecuivalent. "The number of students graduated from the Normal School during the year was 276, of which 36 were males. Six of these are taking post-graduate work In the Normal School; the others are all teaching. "The average monthly salary received by the class is *40.66, being *0.94 less than that received by the class of last year. The class of 1898 have raised their aver age salary from *41.60 to *43.83. "The slight decrease in the average sal aries received was due to a larger number of the graduates taking positions in dis trict schools where the amount paid was slightly less than in graded schools, but this was in reality offset by the fact that the living in those places is also less. The fact that all of the graduates received ap pointments; and that we were still unable 'to supply the demands upon us is indeed very encouraging. "The number of graduates ofjhe Model School was 19; 7 males and 12 females. Of these G entered the Normal School, 7 entered colleges, one is taking post graduate work, 1 is in business and 4 are at home. "The number graduated from the Far num School was 21, of which 12 have en tered the Normal School. "The course of study of an institution is always the type of its conception of the requirements of the conditions under which it is placed. “The curriculum mapped out for our Model School has proven most satisfac tory in meeting the requirements of the various colleges and technical schools to which our graduate® go, as well as the needs of practical business life. “This course was formulated as a result of careful Inquiry into the curricula of leading schools of a similar character, as well as familiarity with the opinions of leading educators. It is not what might be called a strictly college preparatory course. "That which is known as a preparatory course simply fits the student for the en trance examinations of the institutions for which they are preparing, and in many cases omit subjects of common necessity, such as bookkeeping, drawing, physiology, geography, etc., which the colleges as sume their students to have had. Such schools cannot be regarded as meeting the demands of a well-rounded secondary edu cation, however well they may meet col lege entrance requirements. “Our Model School may be said to meet both of the above requirements. “The course of the Normal School was found well adapted for students who had not had a high scihool education before coming to us, but as the number of high school graduates entering the Normal had increased to large proportions, it was found, advisable to arrange a course es pecially adapted to them. "During the year the library has been kept up to its usual standard of current literature, books of reference, etc. We have been able to add but few new books, owing to the limited amount of money available for this department. The influ ence of the library is continually grow ihg. Good books are more and more in demand, and the students are becoming more and more habituated to reading. “During the year our number of lec tures was more limited than usual. We were favored by George W. Cable on “The Place of the Story,” a most interesting and able discourse, and by Dr. Elisha F. Carr, of our faculty, on “Westward the Course of the Empire Takes Its Way,” an interesting and learned review of the currents of civilization. “There are five literary societies in the schools, the membership of which is form ed from the different classes and depart ments, as follows:—“The Normal Debat ing Society, composed of young men of the Normal School; the Thencanic Socie ty, composed of young men of the Model 1 School; the Gamma Sigma Society, the Arguromuthos Society and the Philo mathean Club, composed each of young ladies from both the Normal and Model departments. The general order of ex ercises. In these societies is debate, dis cussion. recitation and reading. In the majority of the societies, debate ranks as the- most beneficial feature. The Then canic and Normal Debating Societies each gave a reception to the faculty and the other literary societies of the institution. These receptions were a new feature, and were conducted in a manner becoming the dignity of the schools.” CITY NEWS NOTES The Minkakwa Republican Club will meet tonight at Its rooms. Ocean, near Danforth avenue, to arrange for Its an nual dinner to be held next month. A small fire caused by an overheated stove occurred yesterday morning In the house. No. 22 Long street, occupied by Mrs. Charlotte Gu'lon. The blaze was ex tinguished by members of Engine Com pany No. 13. Damage was slight. TO CUBE A COLD IN ONE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it falls to cure. E. W. Grove’s signature is on each box. 2ec. The New Jersey 33 MONTGOMERY STREET, JERSEY CITY, N. J. Offers to the public the privileges of its Safe Deposit Vault At prices that are within the reach of all. The Vault is protected against burglary, fire, etc., by every known device. A box may be rented for one year for $5. Vault open daily, 9 to 5 P. M. Satur* day, 9 A. M. to 12 M. Public inspection invited. gnu ■wwf.mromMw .rmuwqiti ■ ■■■■■ ———nil Wur i|kl< ■ Money to Loan at Lowest Rates, In large or small amounts. Apply to us and Save Expense. Real Estate Trusts Company of New Jersey. 55 Montgomery Street, Jersey City. 32 Liberty St., (noon ..a) Kew York. TELEPHONE CONNECTION. WANTED. _ WINGERATH BUYS ALL YOUR OLD Metal, Copper, Brass, Lead, Zinc, at the highest price. No. 35 Grand Street, Jersey City. HLLP WANTED. CASH ~FOR ACCEPTABLE IDEAS. STATE if patented. Address The Patent Record. Baltimore, Md. M EE TIN G S ~ NOTICE—THE REGULAR ANNUAL MEET ing of the stockholders of the Joy Steamship Company will be held Monday. February 26, at 11 A. M., at their office, 259 Washington street, Jersey City, for the purpose of electing directors for the ensuing year and for such other matters as may come before the meet ing. J. A. JOY, Secretary. TO MYRTILLA II. DAL5f. WIDOW OF William H. Daly; May Daly Hatch, Frederick Hatch, her husband; Charles N. Daly and the State of New Jersey. You are hereoy notified that at a public sale made by the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 6th day of October, 1896, The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City purchased for the sum of forty-four dollars and fifty-four cents, ail the land and real estate situate in Jersey City, in the County of Hudson and State of New Jersey, fronting on Plainfield avenue, which is laid down and designated as Lots 21, 22, 23, in block number 183-1654, upon an assessment map annexed to a report number 101 made by the “Commissioners of Adjust ment” appointment in and for said city by the Circuit Court of the County of Hudson, a certi fied copy of which report and map was filed in the office of the City Collector of Jersey City ,on the 3rd day of September, 1895, said report and map and said sale being made pursuant to the provisions of an act of the Legislature of New Jersey, passed March 30th. 1886, entitled:— “An Act concerning tne settlement and collec tion of arrearages of unpaid taxes, assess ments and water rates or water rents in cities of this State, and imposing and levy ing a tax, assessment and lien in lieu and instead of such arrearages, and to enforce the payment thereof, and to provide for the sale of lands subjected to future taxa tion and assessment.” And the several supplements thereto. And you are further notified that you ap pear to have an estate or Interest in said land and real estate, and unless the said land and real estate shall be redeemed, as provided in said acts, before the expiration of six months from and after the service hereof, a deed for the same will be given conveying to The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City, the *»e simple of said land and real estate according to the provisions of the said act. Dated Jersey City, N. J., August 19th, 1899. THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF JER SEY CITY. E. HOOS, [Seal.] Mayor. Attest- M. J. O'DONNELL. City Clerk. (Sale No. 6976.1 _ TO HARRIET V. A. CRAIGHEAD, widow; Alice W. Craighead, Jesse V. A. Craighead, Marie W. Craighead, his wife; James B. Craighead, Mary Craig head, his wife; Matilda Ege, widow; The Board of Education of the Presby terian Church in the United States of America; The Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the Unit ed States of America; The Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of Amer ica; The Presbyterian Board of Aid for Colleges and Academies; The American Security and Trust Company of Wash ington, D. C., executor and trustee un der the will of James G. Craighead, dec'd, and George Bender, tenant:— You are hereby notified that at a public sale made by the City Collector of Jersey City on the 8th day of October, 1895, The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City pur chased for the sum of thirty-seven dol lars and seventy cents ALL the land and real estate situate In Jersey City, in the County of Hudson and State of New Jersey, fronting on Sea View avenue, which is laid down and designated as lot 16, in block number 1377, upon an assess ment map annexed to a report number 97 made by the "Commissioners of Ad justment” appointed in and for said City by the Circuit Court of the County of Hudson, a certified copy of which report and map was filed in the ofTice of the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 26th day of September, 1894, said report and map and said sale being made pur suant to the provisions of an act of the Legislature of New Jersey, passed March 30th, 1886, entitled:— "kn Act concerning the settlement and collec tion of arrearages of unpaid taxes, assess ments and water rates or water rents in cities of this State, and imposing and levy ing a tax, assessment and lien in lieu and instead of such arrearages, and to en force the payment thereof, and to provide for the sale of lands subjected to future taxation and assessment." And the several supplements thereto. And you are further notified that you appear to have an estate or interest in said land and real estate, and unless the said land and real estate shall be redeemed, as provided in said acts, before the expiration of six months from and after the aervice hereof, a deed for the same will be given conveying to The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City, the fee simple of said land and real estate according to the provisions of the said act. Dated Jersey City, N. J., January 19th, 1900. THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OP JER SEY CITY. „ E. HOOS, (Seal 1 Mayor. Attest- M. J. O'DONNELL. City Clerk. (Sale No. 5884.) IN CHA~NCERY OF NEW JERSEY. To Isaac H. Hunter and Jennie E. Cook:— By virtue of an order of the Court of Chan cery of New Jersey, made on the day of tfte date hereof, In a cause wherein American Surety Company of New York is complainant, and you. and others are defendants, you are required to appear and plead, demur or an swer to the complainant’s bill, on or before the third day of March next, or the said bill will be taken as confessed against you. The said bill is filed to foreclose a mortgage given by Jennie E. Cook to the complainant on premises in Bayonne, in Hudson County, New Jersey, dated January 25th, 1896, to se cure the complainant for a liability as surety for rent owed by Samuel J. Lowell to the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York, and you, Jennie E. Cook, are made party defendant because you signed the said mortgage, and you. Isaac H. Hunter, are made party defendant because you signed an agreement of indemnity in the mat ter to the complainant. Dated January 3rd, 1900. HAYES* & LAMBERT, Solicitors for Complainant, 765 Broad Street, Newark, N. J. TO ALBERT TILTON, FREDERICK Tilton, Louise Tilton, Jennie Small, Charles Small, her husband; Josephine Huff, Frank Huff, her husband; Dolly Tiiton, widow; Edward Tilton, Infant; Eugene Higgins, Clarence Higgins. Eu gene Higgins, Edith Higgins, Chris topher Sipp, Sarah E. Sipp, his wife; Margaret Henderson, individually aiid as executrix of the will of James Hen derson, dec’d; James H. Henderson, Annis L. Henderson, his wife; John Me Dougali, Annie McDougali, his wife; James Trapp, Elizabeth Trapp, his wife; Malcolm Trapp. Elizabeth Trapp, his wife; John H. Wood, Hattie Wood, his wife; James M. Wood, Joseph Mayo, Seth G. Babcock, George White, exec utor of the will of William White, dec'd; Patrick Fay, Mary Fay, his wife; The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York and the State of New Jer sey:— You are hereby notified that at a pub lic sale made by the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 16th day of April, 1S95, The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City purchased for the sum of seven hun dred and forty-seven dollars and fifteen cents ALL the land and real estate sit uate in Jersey City, in the County of Hudson and State of New Jersey, front ing on Bergen avenue, which is laid down and designated as lot 8. in block number 1199, upon an assessment map annexed to a report number 93, made by the "Com missioners of Adjustment" appointed la and for said City by the Circuit Court of the County of Hudson, a certified copy of which report and map was filed In the office of the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 31th day of October, 1893. said report and map and said sale being made pursuant to the provisions of an act of the Legislature of New Jersey, passed March 30th. 1886, entitled:— "An Act concerning the settlement and collection of arrearages of unpaid taxes, assessments and water rate3 or water rents in cities of this State, and im posing and levying a tax. assessment and lien in lieu and Instead of such arrearages, and to enforce the payment thereof, and to provide for the sale of lands subjected to future taxation and assessment." And the several supplements thereto. And you are further notified that you appear to have an estate or interest in said land and real estate, and unless the said land and real estate shall be re deemed. as provided in said acts, before the expiration of six months from and after the service hereof, a deed fer the same will be given conveying to The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City, the fee simple of said land and real estate according to the provisions of the said act. Dated Jersey City, N. J„ January X 1900. THB MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF JER SEY CITY. E. HOOS, (Beal.) Mayor. Attest- M. J. O’DONNELL, City Clerk. (Sale No. 5389.) TO MARGARET V. R. GEMMEL. WIDOW; Mary Wise, Joseph Wise, her husband; George A. Van Winkle, Annie E. Van Winkle, his wife; Mary F. Haskell, Elmer E. Haskell, her husband; Sophia Ireland, Margaret Bell, Hillary Bell, her husband; Daniel Van Winkle, Waistle Van Winkle, his wife; Catherine Morris, Edith Leeker, Will iam Leeker, her husband; Ann S. Van Horn, John A. Van Horn, her husband; Sarah Van Winkle, widow; Sarah Jane Percy, widow; Elizabeth Van Winkle, widow; Ed ward Van Winkle, Margaret Van Winkle, Mary Van Winkle, Arthur Van Winkle, Ann Van Winkle, his Wife; Frank Van Winkle, Elizabeth Van Winkle, his wife; Adeline Chandler, Adtiie Myers, Infant, and Diedrlch Mahlenbrock. tenant *— You are hereby notified that at a public sale made by the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 26th day of April, 1892, I purchased for ; the * sum of thirty-six dollars ALL the land and real estate situate in Jersey City, in the County of Hudson and State ct New Jersey, Meadow Lot, which it laid down and designated as lot 1293, In block number 2500, upon an assessment map annexed to a report number 70, made by “Com missioners of Adjustment" appointed in and for said City by the Circuit Court of the * County of Hudion, a certified copy of which ; report and map was flied in the office of the I City Collector of Jersey City, on the 11th day ' of May, 1891, said report and map and said | oale being made pursuant to the provisions of i an act of the Legislature of New Jersey, passed March 30th, 1886. entitled:— “An Act concerning the settlement and collec tion of arrearages of unpaid taxes, assess ments and water rates or water rents in cities of this State, and imposing and levy ing a tax, assessment and lien in lieu and instead of such arrearages, and to enforce the payment thereof, and to provide for the sale of lands subjected to future taxation and assessment." And the several supplements thereto. And you are further notified, that you appear j to have an estate or interest in said land and real estate and unless the said land and real estate shall be redeemed, as provided in said act, before the expiration of six months from and after the service hereof, a deed for tho same will be given conveying to the purchaser the fee simple of said land and real estato acording to the provisions of the said act. Dated Jersey City, N. J., January 19, 1900, WILLIAM G. BUMSTED. Purchaser. Attorney and Agent for Purchaser. Jersey City. N. J. (Sale No. 2847.) Tl^Nev^Jereey^ltl^GuaraMee^&^^Truat^^COj, IN CHANCERY OF NEW JERSEY. To George P. Stewart and Benjamin J. Hazleton:— Take Notice, that by virtue of an or der of the Court of Chancery, made on the day of the date hereof, In a certain cause therein pending wherein Francla W Mitchell is complainant and you and others are defendants, you are hereby re auired to appear and plead or demur or answer to the complainant’s bill on or before the twenty-fourth day of March next, or that In default thereof such de cree be made against you as the Chan cellor shall think equitable and just. Said bill Is filed to foreclose a certain mortgage made by Henry I. Darling and wife to the complainant herein, dated Oc tober loth, 1896. upon lands in Jersey City, and given to secure payment of the sum of two thousand dollars. And you, George P. Stewart, are made defendant because you claim to hold a second mortgage upon said lands. And you, Benjamin T. Hazleton, are made defendant because you claim to be the owner of the second mortgage held by said George P. Stewart. Dated January 23d, 1900. WALLIS, EDWARDS & BUMSTED, Solicitors of Complainant Office and-Post Office address; No. 1 Exchange Place. Jersey City, N. J. HUDSON COUNT* CIRCUIT COURT. Benjamin Altman, trading as B. Altman * Company, plaintiffs, vs. Ada E. Atkins, de fendant. In attachment—On contract. Notice is hereby given that a writ of at tachment, Issued out of the Hudson County Circuit Court, against the rights and credits, moneys and effects, goods and chattels, lands and tenements of Ada E. Atkins, an absent debtor, at the suit of Benjamin Altman, trad ing as B. Altman & Company, for the sum of eighty-nine dollars and forty-eight cents, re turnable on the twenty-seventh day of Novem ber. eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, has been served and duly executed, and was re turned on the 16th day of November, A. D. 1899, by tbe Sheriff of the County of Hudson. Dated December 29tli, 1899. JOHN Q. FISHER. Clerk. frank p. McDermott, Attorney, So9 Washington Si., Jersey City.