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» jirseiT (£at% im JAMES LOBY,.Editor PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON —BY— THE CITY PUBLISHING COMPANY OFFICE No. 851 Washington Street. THE NEWS BUILDING Telephone Call. Jersey City, 27L NEW YORK OFFICE, No. 241 BROADWAY THE JERSEY CITY NF.W3, the only Democratic Daily Papbr Published in Jersey City — Single copies, one cent; subscription three dollars per year, postage paid. Entered in the post office at Jersey City a* second class matter. All business communications should be addressed to the City Publishing Company; all letters lor pub lication to the Managing Editor. _ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1900. This paper is Democratic in principles and is independent in its views on all local guestio?is. __ A Love Feast. *99 ' The feature of the Catholic Club din Her. last evening, was the broad, liberal spirit which pervaded it. While intensely loyal to their own faith and their own beloved pastorate, the member.'* of the club displayed a cordial good will towards their brethren of other communions, and' a respect and reverence, which were un feigned, for the ministry of other creeds. Two of the speeches, taken in con junction, found a noble expression of Twentieth Century American tolerance and Christian fellowship. Father Brady s spirited appeal for religious liberty and equality found a fitting companion utter ance in Dr. Bennitfs testimony to a life long experience of affectionate associa tion With Catholic priests and laymen. Dr. Bennitt’s peroration in which he reached out towards a unification of all the Christian churches was a noble ex pression, and. that it struck a responsive chord in the breasts of his hearers was proven by the ringing cheers which answered it. ■ Dr. Harr on Moderate Drinkers. It is with regret that we find ourselves obliged to criticise, with more or less emphasis, the Utterances of the Rev. Dr. Herr of the First Presbyterian Church, but it seems impossible to let his position go undisputed. iHis argument on Sunday, which was plainly intended to holster up his attack upon the Jersey City Club cafe, without direct allusion to it, appears to us to weaken rather than improve his case. It consisted in an attack upon moderate drinkers on the ground that, by showing that evil did not necessarily result from drink, they encouraged many persons to take liquor, many of whom did incur evil thereby. Surely no more monstrous absurdity wa? ever broached in the pulpit or anywhere else. The proposition that each one of us is his brother’s keeper to the extent of not being Justified In doing healthy things for fear they should be unhealthy to some one else is so monstrous in logic and morals, such an outrage on true religious theory and such a contradiction of plain common Sense, that It is strange any man in his right mind should venture to pro pose it. If Mr, Herr’s doctrine of responsibility fcelld good, the world would stand still. All business and all pleasure would be Impossible. We would not only cease drinking but eating, we should cease marrying, trading, travelling, working, playing—even thinking, for out of the •buae of all these natural acts comes death and destruction in this world and the next to many men, Oh for a reign of moderation and re section in the popular consideration of •eclotogiCal facts. Iwcl. w. A Wise Choice. Governor Voorhees has selected Major K. K. Fangborn of this city a a one of the trustees for the State School for Feeble Minded Women andi Girls. The appoint ment is an eminently suitable one. From bis studies and pursuits, from his interest tu the general subject, and from his dis position towards benevolent work, Major Eiangbora is qualified to afford these wards of the State sympathetic and in telligent guardianship. _ tfhe Industrial Sehool Inquiry. If there is to be an Investigation of the Girls* Industrial School, it should be a thorough and a public one. If possible, It Sftould h&ve been better to have none at all, hut as there must be one, an efficient one, one which will bring out all the truth and give the public mind rest and security, is desirable. Of course the inquiry will have a dis turbing effect upon the inmates of the eohool, hut probably less if they fully understand what is going on than if news of it resehes 'thcm in vague shape, as of a great expression of public sympathy in their behalf. -This was The disaster of the former event. __ NEW PUBLICATIONS. McClure's Magazine for March. In the March number of "McClure's Magazine,” Mr. Walter Wellman will tell another story from his recent extraordi nary experiences in the Arctic. The March number will contain another of Tlghe Hopkins' unique stories of prisoh life, and also another of Shan F. Bul lock’s charming humorous stories of the Irish fields. An article by Cy Warman will describe a journey he lately took, riding part of the way on a locomotive, over the new railroad across White Pass into the Klon dike. The calling of the disciples and the beginning of the ministry will be the special themes of "The Life of the Mas ter," by Dr. Watson (“Ian Maclaren”). Mr. Cleveland Moffett will give an ac count of Edmond Rostand, the author of the most notable and popular drama of modern times. ‘^Cyrano de Bergerac." Captain Joshua Slocupa, the quaint and hardy Yankee skipper who once made a Voyage around the world- till by himself. will tell the story of his unparalleled achievement of sailing the Ericsson tor pedo boat Destroyer. "Success” for Marsh. One of the best things in the March is sue of "Success” is a controversy between Edwin Markham, of "The Man with the Hoe,” and Hon. James Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture, over the Identity of the "brother to the ox.” Admiral Sampson writes a compliment to the naval reserve, and discusses a young man’s chances in the navy today. Henry 'Clews tells why economy is not a distasteful exercise. The editorial forum contains contributions from such vigorous writers as Senator Depew, W. Bourke Cockran, William Jennings Bryan and Charles M. Schwab, the latter the president of the Carnegie Steel Company. Six prominent men discuss the question, "Should the Country Boy Go to the City?” They aro Dr. Parkhurst, Colonel W. D. Strong, Dr. George F. Shrady, Hon. John S. Wise, John W. Keller, and Eastman Johnson. Prof. Gates describes the mar vellous results he has encountered in at tempting to train the volition. That prince of funmakers, Simeon Ford, sage ly advised intending hotelkeepers to get as large a 'hotel as possible, as their ex perience will be In proportion. Ainalee's Magazine for March. The feud of the Montana millionaires, now being waged in the United States Senate, is the subject of a dramatic nar rative in "Ainslee's” for Murdh. The greatest engineering feat the world has ever seen is described by John Ward, F. S. A., in "The Conquest of the Nile.” The Mammoth dams at Assouan and at Assiout will practically recreate Egypt. An admirable compound of sense and hu mor is offered in “Fortunes Made in Small Inventions," by Harvey Sutherland. The expenses, the salary list and the receipts, together with many unpublished details of opera management, are agreeably treated in “The Business Side of Grand Opera," by Gustav Kobbe. Full of the smell and stir of the sea Is "Tramp Steamships of the World,” by Samuel A. Wood; “The Real Howells” Is welcome because in it we see the famous novelist studied as a man rather than as>a writer. In addition, there is a striking war story by Stephen Crane; the continuation of General King's novel and stories by Chauncey C. Hotchkiss, Ewan Macpher son and Howard Fielding. AMUSEMENTS. The Broadway Burle.qaers at the . Bon Ton Theatre. Manager Dinkins, of the Bon Ton Theatre, produces for the lovers of vaudeville this week one of the finest en tertainments seen in that house this sea son. At last evening’s performance a j crowded house greeted the second per formance of “The New Broadway Burles quers. The “Broadway Burlesquers" have been in this city before and the lovers of vaudeville have not forgotten the excel lent performance produced last season. The Carlin Sistrs, who open the olio, are a team of up-to-date singers, who never fall to keep their audience in a good humor, with sentimental and coon songs. Mr. Lew Wells gives an exceedingly good musical speciality. His playing on the saxaphone Is far above the average seen at that theatte this season. Emma Cams, a baritone singer of note was given a royal welcome. In response to loud applause she sang a song written especially for her, “I couldn’t Stand to See My Baby Lose,” that brought the gal lery gods to their feet and she had to appear before the footllght three times before the audience would cease. Gilbert and Goldie, Character comedians, are a team that those who wish to have a good laugh should see. Their act is an amusing one. Their jokes are great and the large audience was not slow to ap preciate them. They were followed by the well known variety artists McAvoy and May, whose names alone are suffi cient to draw a large audience. Their act is, as it has always been a very clean and an especially good one. The entertainment came to a close with a travesty in one act entitled,. On the Bench.” Everyone who sees this show will go away from the cosy Bon Ton saying he had a good night’s amusement. INVESTORS ATTENTION. Interest Increasing in the Securities Sale en Thursday. Public Interest Is Increasing in the sale Of local securities by Mr. Frank Stevens for the Real Estate Trusts Company on Thursday next In the Board of Trade rooms, under the Second National Bank Building. This Is accounted for by the quality of the stocks and bonds and the interest the financial world takes in them. ■Not only are there local gas and electric light stocks but local bank stocks and municipal securities, all paying interest ranging from 4 to 7 per cent. There are no securities tout which the reading pub lic knows is what is termed “gilt edged.” The sale will begin promptly at half past twelve o’clock sharp In the afternoon. THE PEOPLE’S SINGING MOVEMENT Meeting Will Be Held Tonight at the North Baptist Chnrch. A meeting will be held this evening in the •North Baptist Church, corner of Jersey avenue and Fourth street, for the purpose of organising a committee to push the work of the people’s singing movement in Hudson county, under the auspices of the People’s Choral Union of New York, Frank Dtffnroseh, director. All who are Interested are requested to be present, especially those who have pledged themselves on the committee. The woik is progressing very nicely, encouragement ibeihg received from all quarters. TWO WEEKS MORE FOR THEM. At the afternoon meeting of the Street and Water Board a resolution will be passed extending the term of suspension Inflicted on forty employes of the Street These men were laid off because of the action of the Board of Finance in com plaining that there was too much extrav agance in the Water Department since the citv owed the East Jersey Watd-r Company a bll lof arrearages to January 1 amounting to $2S5,000. LAFAYETTE CONCERT. An excellent concert will be given this evening in the Lafayette Reformed Church under the direction of organist Louis Sherwood. The receipts will go to the organ fund. A programme worthy of appreciation has been prepared. . l. ,l "J -: d't1 , i-'f—-'—Jssas Hoadache Is of lea a warning that the liver is torpid or inactive. More serious Iroubles.pwyjtoMoffi- --for a efficient care of Headache and all llvet troubles, take Mood's Pills While they rouse the liver, restore full, regular action of the bowels, they do not gripe or pain, do not Irritate or inflame the internal organs, bnt have a positive tonic efTect. 26c. at all druggists or by mail of C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. INQUIRY PUBLSS. Investigation of State In dustrial School Begun at Trenton. FIFTEEN UTTERLY BAD GIRLS Mrs. Eyler Thinks They Should be Removed and Taken Back by Judges. [Special to “The Jersey City News."] TRENTON, Feb. 27, 1900.—The one ab sorbing topic about the State House last night was the coming investigation of the Industrial School for Girls and the proposition to carry on the inquiry be hind closed doors. The proposition was universally condemned and found no sup porters outside of a few misguided gen tlemen, whose only reason for secrecy was chat the witnesses should be protect ed from the friends of those whom their testimony might Injure. The committee hold a meeting last evening after the House adjourned and after discussing the question decided to have public meetings. Reporters were then admitted. The com mittee will begin today at four o’clock to take testimony and meetings hereafter will be held each day the Legislature is in session if practical. A. B. C. Salmon of Newark, brother of the Supervisor of Bills in tlhe Senate, was chosen stenog rapher, and Palmer H. Charlock was made clerk. The committee appointed by the Legis lature to investigate the State Industrial School for Girls were present with the exception of Mr. Wakelee, at that insti- ' tution yesterday, and made an examina- ! tion of the premises, looked over the | plans for the building that it is proposed ! to build, and asked a few questions of j the Trustees of the institution, all of i whom were present except President Vvil- i liam H. McCullough, of Swedesboro. One result of the visit of the commit- ! tee will surely be the provision of more ! tire escapes, and it is hoped, at no far ! future day, a system by which the girls may be released from their rooms in- I stantly, in case of fire. No other result ! may be looked for from the visit yester- j day, as the meeting was simply a pre- | liminary one to which the Trustees of the institution were invited by the In vestigating Committee so that they might look into the subject of what was needed in order to make the place thoroughly efficient in the way of buildings, etc. The investigation proper will not begin until a later date, when the taking of testimony will begin. It is the belief the writer, after spend ing the most of the afternoon with the gentlemen of the Investigating Commit tee, that it is the present Intention to make, what the people of the State de mand, a free, full, fair and impartial investigation. It win be remembered tnat mere nave been some investigations already of this j institution, and in each instance the ! bias of the investigating powers was so manifestly in favor of the officers of the institution that public conscience was not satisfled and the public sense of justice has clamored until the Legislature rec ognized it toy the appointment of the present committee. This committee wall make an examination that will not cease until the last fact has been placed on record, and until it can make a report that will either exonerate a much maligned executive and administration or drive them from the places where they are potent for harm. The Legislature seems to have been par ticularly fortunate in the selection of the members of this committee. William Mungle, of Newark, impresses one as a shrewd business man. He is a man of affairs and sees pretty well into things. Ellis B. Meeker, of Elizabeth, appears to know just wliat is needed and is peculiar ly apt and ready. This was soon found to be chiefly due to his connection with the Jamesburg Reform School. Ellis H. Marshall, of Seaville, is another member with a faculty of getting to the bottom of things, and Col. Leon Abbett, the law yer member, will be valuable from the fact of his legal knowledge and experi ence. All of the gentlemen appear to be dead in earnest. Besides the Investigating Committee members named above there were pres ent the following members of the Board of Trustees of the school:—Patrick O’Mara, Jersey City. Noble C. Bristol, Newark, and ex-Senator John D. Rue, Alfred D. Carnagy and Howell C. Stull, of this city. Of the trustees it may be said that ex-Senator Rue has an unbounded faith in the immauclateness of everything connected with the school; has invited the writer to visit the place with him a number of times. Mr. Carnagy puts his whole soul in the work of the insti tution and believes in it, but not to the extent of having newspaper reporters present at the meetings of his Board, for what he deems a sufficient reason. Mr. O’Mara is the last man in the Board, it h'aving been organized when he became a member of it. He has not so thoroughly escaped the doubts that have troubled those outside t'he institu tion, as his brother trustees, and be is probably receiving the Investigating Com mittee with more genuine welcome than those of his brothers who are convinced that there is nothing to investigate. As one of this class may be named Howell C. 8tull. ' Noble C. Bristol says that he welcomes the truth always, and this may be taken as a statement of his position in the matter. President McCullough’s absence renders any estimate of that gen tleman impossible. Mr. O'Mara is the only one of the Board who is in favor of holding open meetings of the trustees. Some -of rhe gentlemen went to the in stitution yesterday from. Trenton and some came by way of the Reading Rail road and Trenton Junction. All were on hand by the time set—half-past three. The party was received into the office by Senator Rue, Mr. Carnagy and Mr. Eyier. After the reporters were asked to take off their coats and hats and put them on racks that were in the hall, they began to believe for the first time that they were to toe permitted to stay during the meet ing, such has been the aversion of the institution to publicity. After this, no question was raised a? to the propriety of having the newspaper men present, and they remained and went through the building with the investigators. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Mungle, who stated that on Thursday a. bill had beon introduced in the Legisla ture appropriating IRO.OOO to put up a new building for the institution. He asked if this would be sufficient in view of the fact that the plans were drawn some time ago. Senator rtue answerer uiaj: tie ueneveu that thirty per cent, had been estimated ns the appreciation in the cost of building operations since the malting of the plans. The architects's plans had been estimat ed. at the time they were drawn, to call for an expenditure of $22,000; this would make the cost come within the $30,000 ap propriation. Mr. Maker asked '1f the building was on the cottage system, and Mr. Carnagy an swered that it was. Mr. Meeker asked if tliis was not a large sum to spend for a [ cottage, and Mr. Carnagy said that it was i a large building. Tlie plans were here produced at the re quest of the Chairman, on the suggestion of Senator Rue. and examined carefully by all the members of the committee. Mr. Meeker asked how many girls the building would accommodate, and was toid by Senator Rue that it would accommodate fifty. Chairman Mungle asked if there were any way to let the girls out quickly in case of a fire breaking out In the night. He was told that the only way was to Have the keys in the doors ready to be turned. Chairman Mungle said that If the same system had been in vogue in the Verona Homo in Newark, which is also a place for the detention of wayward girls, at least one hundred of them would have been burned alive on the occasion of a lire that he had in miind. “We have got to lock them in—you can seo that,” said Mr. Carnagy. “But you must not have them so that they cannot be let out without turning each lock separately. The people in the Newark Home say that the only way that they can manage the matter Is to have the girls confined in dormitories in classes of fifty.” “You can’t do that with girls,” said Mr. Stull. “That’s the system at Jamesburg,” said Mr. Meeker. “Well, you can’t do it with girls,” in sisted Mr. Stull. “Some girls would raise a disturbance.” j "I admit that there are bad girls here, ; said the chairman. “Yes, and there are some very good ones here,” added Mr. Carnagy. “We have got j some good, moral, Christian girls in the house. We put them out when we see that j they have reformed. Some of the g.rls are incorrigible. We have one that is going■ out next month, because she is twenty- ! one years of age. We have no hope for j her. She was committed eight years ago : for breaking and entering. Her father and mother were both in State Prison, and were not married. She hae> not a frlen in the world that she knows of. She is not fit for the world. She cannot stay here even if we wanted to keep her, and would not stay if. she could. There is but one destiny for her.” This girl was presently called out for the committee to interview. She and Mrs. Eyler stood with arms entwined about the waists of each other, and the girl seemed very much embarrassed. She said she had frequently been locked up, and admitted, when questioned by Mr. “Carnagy, as to whether she did not de serve the incarceration, that she did. One of the gentlemen asked Mrs. Eyler, later, if it were not a satire on the in stitution that a girl could come there at thirteen and be kept till she was twenty-one and still be so bad that £he could not be recommended to an em ployer. Mrs. Eyler replied that it was/ in some cases a question of heredity. When they have a bad girl they looked up her fam ily history, and when they se$ it is very bad they have little or no hope of bene fiting her. Mr. Meeker now* asked what was the longest duration of confinement in the ceils as a punishment, and Mr. Stull an swered that three days was the limit—two on bread and water and one on the regu lar table fare. Mr. Meeker asked for what o&enses tne girls were so punished, and Mr. Stull re plied that this was just what he wanted the committee to 'bring out. "We want you to tell us.'' was the sig nificant reply of the committeeman. Mr. Carnagy came to the rescue and told Mr. Meeker that one girl recently , kicked two panels out of the door of her i room. When a thing of that kind hap- j pens, the girl ges down till she cools off \ and cpologiaes, when she is taken back. The girl who broke the panels of -her door had .been in the institution for live years.' It will be seen from the above report that the investigation was merely informal yesterday, partaking more of the nature of a conversation than an examination. The question as to the number of days that a girl may- be imprisoned was asked of Mrs. Eyler while the committee were looking at the cells in the cellar. That lady very frankly told Mr. 'Meeker, who had asked her, that there was no limit to the number of days that t'he girls might be kept in the cells. They received nothing but bread and water for the first three days, and after that the dining room fare, but —>ey were kept locked up till they manifested a spirit of repentance. It was seldom that a girl was locked up more than three days. Mr. Meeker asked if there were many such girls as the one that was to leave next month an incorrigible, and 'Mr. Carnagw said that there were about a dozen. Mr. Meeker said th'at if the trus tees would read the law under which they had the right to send incorrigtbles back to te county from which they might be committed to be resentcnced to some in stitution that was better prepared to handle them. Mr. Carnagy said he be lieved! that the board did have that right, but Mr. Stull said that lawyers had told the Board that they did not have such a power, and Leon Abbett ,of the com mittae, said that he law which Mir. Meeker instanced might not apply to the girls’ school. At this point Mr. Stull objected that the Board was going into an investigation already when he had understood that they had come to. meet the trustees. Mr. Meeker said that the point was that if the Board of Trustees had incorrigi b'les in the institution, the sooner that they got rid of them the better, "be cause,” said Mr. Meeker, “I don’t think What this institution is intended as a State Prison. My idea is to reform them, but not to make a State PHSoh of this place.” Mr. Stull suggested: that a detention building should be had for the reception of the newly committed. So that they might be kept in. this place isolated till t'he faculty found what kind of characters they had'. Chairman Mungle said that another building would' be wanted for this, and Mr. Carnagy said that the Board hoped to use a part of the new building for this purpose. After this much of a talk the gentle men were escorted over the premises and through the building with Mrs. Eyler as the guide. The house looks like it always did. It is as clean as the most scrupu lous could desire, and everything appears to be in apple-pie order. -- l DISBARMENT GASES. Noonan, Simpson and Lenlz Proceedings Argued Yesterday. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON, Feb. 27, 1990.—Before Jus tices Dixon, Collins and Ludlow, sitting as the main branch of the Supreme Court, yesterday, three disbarment cases were argued. One was that of Major Carl Lentz, the Republican boss of Essex county, and the others, which were ar gued together, were those of former As semblyman Alex. Simpson and former As sistant Prosecutor Noonan, both of Jer sey City. Attorney General Grey appeared as the prosecutor in all three cases. He made no argument in any, simply presenting to the court the facts in all three cases. For Major Lentz the principal argument was made by Samuel Kalisch of Newark, who charged that the basis of the com plaint was political persecution. Court landt Parker, the elder, concluded the case in Lentz's behalf with a speech, in which he set out at length the major’s war career. The rule was granted last October after Major Lentz had been charged with un professional conduct by the Lawyers’ Club of Newark. In the allegation were four counts—that the lawyer had fraudu lently converted -to his own use $1,702.71 which he had received as assignee of Hen ry Mueller; that the attorney, in Decem ber, 1899, appropriated to his own use $3, 032.08 which he had received from Ferdi nand Muter to pay a mortgage held by Emma S. Pond on property which he had conveyed to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Newark; that he had converted to his personal use $4,218.25 which had been given to him by Catharine Ost, a client, to pay a claim held by a plaintiff in a suit against her, and that Lentz appropriated money belonging to John Buekelhaus. For Messrs. Noonan and Simpson, the argument was made by former Judge Thomas F. Noonan. No'intimation was given as to when de cision would be handed down. DAVIS ASSOCIATION TO EAT STEAK The Robert Davis Association will hold a beefsteak dinner at its clubhouse, on Mercer street, March 6. First Class tal ent has been engaged for the occasion, and the dinner will be served by the chef of the club. Stops the Cough and Works off tho Cold. Laxative Bromo-Quinlne Tablet* cure a cold in one day,. No Cure. No Pay. Frle<* 25c. 10 SAVEJLIFFORD. Father McLaughlin Appears Before a Legislative Committee in His Behalf. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON, Feb. 27, 1900—The proceed ings of the House were enlivened some what by a discussion over Vailsburg. Vailsburg may not be of much interest to Hudson County, but it is of most absorb ing interest to Essex County. Vailsburg Is a municipality of SCO voters adjoining the western part of Newark and lying be tween South Orange and Irvington. It is generally known as the ‘'Baseball Borough,” because within Its limits is a Shooting Park, where baseball is played, every Sunday during the season and dances, picnics and similar amusements. One Alexander Maybaum has been Mayor and general Poo Bah of the place for several years, but last spring a reform element rose up and in its might east him out of office. In order to get square with these people Maybaum had a bill intro duced annexing Vailsburg to the city of Newark. The committee on Municipal Corporations gave several hearings on the measure, which were the liveliest of their kind held in Trenton in some time. It soon became evident that the better ele ment of the borough was against an nexation, but that made no difference to the Republicans. The bill was reported favorably and last night it came up on final passage. Mr. Mungle favored the bill and pic tured in glowing terms the benefits to be derived from annexation. It would give Vailsburg the benefit of Newark’s police and fire departments, and its property would Increase in value from 35 to 50 per j cent. The only opponent to the measure, he said, were the Traction Company and the owners oif the Shooting Park. Mr. Dexheimer vigorously opposed the measure and created a laugh when he be gan by having a doorkeeper march to his seat, and hold aloft a map of Newark and Vailsburg while he spoke. He ridi- i culed Mr. Mungle’s arguments and show- | ed how Vailsburg had now all the police ] and fire protection it needed. The bill | was defeated and when the result was | announced the opponents of the bill, who j crowded one of the lobbies, threw up their | hats and cheered. Then they went out | and celebrated! in the most approved style. There was another gentle breeze over another annexation bill. This time it was a mc-asure providing for the absorption of Ewing township by the city of Tren ton. There is not much opposition to this in the Republican ranks, as it will add a large number of brick yard labor ers to the voting population of the city who can generally be depended upon to vote the Republican ticket. The.trouble was that Mr. Wood, who is fathering the bill, was too anxious to get it through. It came up on second reading and then Mr. Wood moved that the rules be suspended and the bill be placed on final reading. Messrs. Benny, Abbett and other Demo crats opposed this. They objected to this rushing measures through under a sus pension of the rules. In the early days of the session the Republicans were very jealous of the rules, but now they want to suspend the rules to rush through a pet measure. Mr. Benny’s chief com plaint was that the bill had no referen dum. Mr. Wood's motion was last by a vote of 20 to 25. At the close of the session the House Committee having charge of the bill pro viding for an appeal to the Court of Er erors and Appeals in lunacy proceedings had before Courts of Oyer and Terminer in capital cases, wherein it was alleged that the convict became insane after sen tence, gave a hearing at the request of Boulevard Commissioner Urquhart, who is deeply interested in the Clifford case. The Rev. Father William T. McLaugh lin of Union Hill, appeared before the committee and argued that for tire sake of humanity the bill should be passed. He said the question of a man’s Insanity, especially when that man's life was at stake,'was too serious to be left to one man and should be passed upon by a jury. Father McLaughlin made a favorable impression upon the committee, and the bili will probably be introduced with some slight changes. Mr. Benny feels confident the bill will pass the House. Before leav ing the State House Father McLaughlin had a long conference with Senator Mc Dermott, and that gentleman promised to do all in his power to have the* bill pass the Senate. _ UNITED STATES JURY. Large Number of Trenton Men on the Fanol. [Special to "The Jersey City News.’’] TRENTON, Feb. 27, 19C0—Courtlandt Parker, Jr., of Newark, was yesterday sworn in by Judge Kirkpatrick as As sistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. He has jusbbeen appointed by Attorney General Griggs. His salary is $800 a year. The United State District Court petit jury is called for today to begin the trial of cases for the term. It is composed of the following jurors:— William E. McCoy of Bordentown; Wes ley B. Thompson, of Princeton; Henry R. Lippineott and Samuel D. Hndrickson, of Pemberton; John S. Blackwell and Will iam H. Hughes, of Hamilton Square; William Madden, of Mount Holly; H. Welling Phillips, of Hopewell; Wilbur H. Taylor and John H. Case, or Penning ton ,and Richard Brown, Samuel John ston, John A. Logue Harry J. Harris, John Hazlett, Kinder W. Garside, Robert F. Stockton, George M. Williamson, Charles Mellor, William Trudell, Douglass T. Brown Frank Radice, Samuel S. Arm strong, William Higgins, Weisting Zer man, Augustus K. Forman, Waters R. Stevens. George W. Swem, J. Welling Titus, Charles E. Middleton, Henry A. Dorsett, James E. Callaghan, Hamilton S. Hutchinson William S. Sharp. Albert W. Clark. George A. Eastmead John Briest, Wyckofl Hendrickson. James A. Rose, IJouis Diehl. John R. Chatten, Frank T. Fitzgeorge, George Seliaumlof fel, Frank N. Roberts, Daniel G. Dee ar.d William Jackson, all of Trenton. LADIES POSED FOR CHARITY. Beautiful Tableaux Given in Hobo ken for Holy Innocents Church. The entertainment given by the society ladies of Hoboken last evening for the benefit of the Ghureh of the Holy Inno cents was an eminently successful affair. The tableaux were presented under the direction of D. W. Forbes. Mrs. E. A. Stevens of Castle Point was among the performers. She posed in two tableaux, "Ready for the Bali,’l and'■"Judith." Her costumes for both were very elaborate. < Miss Douise Stella Picton posed as, “My Dady. a Miniature," and Miss Louise Venturini as a "Dady of Japan.” The other tableaux and the names of the ladies Who appeared in them were told in last Sat urday’s "News.” The Rev. Father Jenner of Bayonne sang with the Rev. Father Ewer.s of Holy Innocents. Plantation ditties by the church choir followed. The entertainment concluded with the farce, “Box and Cox.” The piece was presented under tin} direction of Messrs. Charles Kingsland. and Laurence Erick son and scored a big hit. Dancing fol wBm mmmmm an mmm. Trenton Has Some Books Purchased in 1750. In 1750, Dr. Thomas Cadwalader gave 600 pounds for the establishment of a public library in Trenton. This Trenton library was In existence in 1765 when Sam uel Smith wrote Ms "History of New Jersey,” but was mostly destroyed by the British In 1776. Rensselaer 'Williams Is mentioned as the Librarian In 1781. In 1797 It was recognized under the name of "The Trenton Library Company,” and in 1798, when the first catalogue was printed, there were sixty proprietors. Of the 240 volumes 140 were duodecimos, 94 octavos, 4 quartos and 2 folios. One of the folios and several of the others still rejriain in the library. The second catalogue was printed In 1804. and at this time there were 700 vol umes in the library. The stock book, and the Librarian’s book (with names of those who used the library down to the year 1826), are still in existence. In 1855 the books were transferred to the “Trenton Library Association” which had been formed In 1S52, after a few year they passed, with those of the association, into the custody of the Y. M. C. A.; and in 1879 all the books of these three organizations were transferred to the care of the W. C. T. TJ. For several years these old volumes have been stored in Union Library, being crowded off the shelves by newer and more popular works. Through the efforts of Dr. J. B. Thomp son, money has been collected to i^ace in Union Library enough shelves to hold these books and thus render them once more accessible to the public. They now number about 1,450, and the librarians have spent considerable time in classifying, labelling and arranging them on the shelves, though many of them are sadly In need of repair. The oldest in the collection is a “His tory of France,” published in 1702, thus almost reaching the second century mark. Another one of Interest is part of an old Bible, known as the “hotpressed edition,” in folio form. Others of Interest to the book-lover, though rarely seen- on book shelves at the present day, are "The Bridgewater Treatises.” “Letters of Junius,” several old editions of Scott’s and Cooper’s novels, Goldsmith's “Ani mated Nature.” thirty volumes of the "Naturalist's Library,” edited by Jardine, and Illustrated with beautifully tinted plates, and twenty-four volumes of Sparkes’ “Library of American Bio graphy.” There are also a number of old' books of value on American history, and 79 of the 84 earliest volumes of “Blackwood’s Magazine,” besides a few copies of the "American Monthly magazine," “Edin burgh Review," “Gentleman's Maga zine,” “Quarterly Review,” and others. The managers of Union Library are doing what they can with limited means for the welfare of the commu nity. and their work deserves the hearty sympathy and co-operation of all publiv spirited citizens. Interacting information respecting pub lic libraries In this city and other parts of the State may be found in Murray’s “History of Education in New Jersey,” recently published by the United States Government, a copy of which will be fur nished to any one asking for it by postal I card to the Commissioner of Education, j at Washington, D. C. ST. PATRICK’S ALLIANCE MET. Magowan of Trenton Re-elected President Yesterday. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] NEW BRUNSWICK, Feb. 27, 1900.—.The national convention of St. Patrick's Al liance of America was held here yester day. It was a most successful affair. There were seventy-eight delegates. Frank T. Magowan, of Trenton, pre sided, and was re-elected president almost unanimously. Resolutions were adopted commending the president of the order for his arduous efforts in supporting the laws and uphold ing the dignity of the organization; con gratulating the people of Ireland on the unity existing in the Irish parliamentary party; sympathizing with the Boers and disapproving of the, pending treaty with Great Britain. William M. Jamieson, of Trenton, was chairman of the committee on resolutions. The offending provision of the last na tional convention, which caused the split in Trenton last summer, it is understood, was wiped out, and the body is again non sectarian. William D. Hannigan, one of the Trenton delegates, said that he had worked hard for this, in keeping with his promise made la3t spring, and he was much elated over the success of the move ment looking toward future reunion and restored harmony. PUBLIC LIBRARY CIRCULATION. The record of circulation of books for home reading for the week ending Feb ruary 24, 1900, was as follows:— General works, 73; philosophy, 33; re ligion, 36; sociology, 141; philology, 10; nat ural science, 106; useful arts, 72; fine arts, 95; literature, 22S: fiction, 4.31S; juvenile fiction, 2,318; history, 199; biography, 173; travels, 132. Total, 7,914,. Of this number there were delivered through the delivery stations, 4,202. Number of borrowers registered during the week, 98. BOYNTON EMPLOYES’ BALL. The' second annual ball of the Boynton Furnace Company Employes, held at Columbia 'Hall last night, attracted about five hundred people. Dancing was en joyed until long past midnight. Two hun dred were in the grand march, which was j led by Mr. and Mrs. John Nicol. A sup per was served at midnight. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS DANCED. Hoboken Bodge. No. 159, Knights of Columbus, gave an entertainment and dance last evening in Quartette Club Kail. Vocal and instrumental music and other specialties composed the programme. A large number of guests enjoyed the dancing. J.OC& aud. CLIUA' Nothing but u ..— ■ remedy or change or cffrriite will cure. Catarrh. Xb« apccilic i* Ely’s Cm Balm. It is quickly absorbed. Gives relief at once. Opens and Cleanses the Nasal Passages. Allays Inflammation. ___ Heals and Protects Restores the .Senses of Taste and Mercury. No Injurious drug. Regular 50 cents; Family Size. $1.00 at Druggists or maii. ELY BROTHERS, 55 Warren Street, York. ■ I Electric power is by far the cheapest method of running any factory, large or small. The saving is so great that a manufacturer can well afford to discard steam engine and fixtures. This is a plain business proposition, and we will be pleased to prove, by actual figures, that you’re losing money every day that you delay in making the change. A postal card request will bring our rep resentative to talk it over with you. The New Jersey 83 MONTGOMERY STREET, JERSEY CITY, N. J. Offers to the public the privileges of its Sa?e 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. ELITE SOCIAL CLUB’S BALL At Imperial Music Hall last evening, the members of the Elite Social Club held their annual ball. It was a decided suc cess. The march was led by President Robert Reining and Miss Mamie Lowery. ROYAL ARCANUM ENTERTAINMENT The twenty-second anniversary enter tainment and reception of Jersey City Council No. 52. Royal Arcanum. wi!l toe iheld tonight in the Jersey City Club. A good programme has been prepared. A List of Securities will be advertised three times previous to a sale. FRANK STEVENS, Auctioneer, Regular (Monthly Auction Sales of Local Investment Securities, STOCKS AND BONDS BY REAL ESTATE TRUSTS COMPANY * Office, 55 Montgomery St. (Tel. 36), J. C. Thursday, March 1, 1900? AT 12:30 O'CLOCK SHARP. AT THE JERSEY CITY’ BOARD OP TRADE ROOM. Second National Bank Building, Basement Entrance 65 Montgomery St. (By Order of Executrix.) 10 Shares Hudson Co. Nat’l Bank. 10 Shares First National Bank. 15 Shares Second National Bank. (For Account of Whom It May Concern.) $500 Jersey City Fund. Debt 6 p. c. Reg. Bond, Feb., 1909. $5,000 United Electric Co. of N. J.. 4 p. c. Coll. Tr. Bonds. June. 1W9. $5,000 Jersey, Hob. & Paterson St. Ry- Co. 4 D. c. 1st Gold Bonds, Nov., 1949. $300 Hudson County Gas Co. 5 p. c. 1st Gold Bonds, (Nov., 1949. $5,000 Jersey City 7 p. c. Co-up. Bonds, June. 1905. $10,000 Jersey City 5 p. c. Reg. Bonds, May, 1924. $10,060 Hudson County Gas Co. 5 p. c. 1st Gold Bonds, Nov.. 1949. 8 Shares First National Bank. 6 Shares Hudson Co. Nat’l Bank. $2,000 United El. Co. of N. J. 4 p. c. Coll. Tr. Bonds. J-une, 1949. 20 Shares Lembeck & Betz Eagle Brewing Co. 10 Shares Jersey City Warehouse Co. 4 Shares Columbia Club, Hoboken. $5,000 Eagle Brewing Co. 6 p. c. 1st Mtg. Bonds. May. 1910. 100 Shares North Jersey St. R’y Co. $10,900 North Jersey ’-St. R’y Co. 4 p. c. 1st Mtg. Bonds. May, 1918. 10 Shares Third National Bank. See next adv. for any additions to or deduction from list. No other than advertised list will be guaranteed to ’be given out previous to sale day. A printed sale list can be ob tained early -on the day of sale by appli cation at office of REAL ESTATE TRUSTS COMSPAiNY, 55 Montgomery street. Securities can be entered for sale up to the day previous. Regular Monthly Auc-tion Sales on every 4th Thursday (during season) at 12:30 o’clock sharp. 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., (*co* *«) New York. TELEPHONE CONNECTION. WAJUTED. wingerath buys all your old Metal, Copper, Brass, Bead, Zinc, at the highest price. No. 32 Grand Street. Jersey City. ~SlJjLd.TION' WANTED^ a"youngcoupbe. cobored, wants situations—man as first class coachman, fine appearance; woman as first class cook. Apply 330 Grand street, care of Creasy. _ YOUNG COLORED' WOMAN AS FIRST class cook. Apply 330 Grand street, care of Creasy. CASH FOR ACCEPTABLE IDEAS^ STATE it patented. Audreaa Tne Patent Record, Baltimore, M<L I 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, Hiliary Bell, her husband; j 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, Addie Myers, Infant, and Diedrich Mahlenbroek, 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 forty-six dollars and seventy cent* ALL the land and real estate situate in Jersey City, in the County of Hudson and State of New Jersey, Meadow Lot, which is laid down and designated as lot 1205, 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 Hudson, a certified copy of which report and map was filed in the office of the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 11th day of May, 1391, 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 col lection of arrearages of unpaid taxes, as sessments and water rates or water rents In cities of this State, and Imposing and levying a tax, assessment and lien In lieu and instead of such arrearages, and to en rorce tne payment thereof, and to provide for the sale of lands subjected to fixture 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 I acts, before the expiration of six months from ■ and after the service hereof, a deed for tha ; 6ame will be given conveying to the purchaser | the fee simple of said land and real estate I according to the provisions of the said act. I Dated Jersey City, N. J., January 19th, 19G0t WILLIAM G. BUMSTED, Purchaser. i The New Jersey Title Guarantee & Trust Co., j Attorney and Agent for Purchaser, Jersey ! City, N. J. (Sale No. 2849.) TO SUSIE LEE CHADDOCK, WIDOW; HEL en Isabel Chaddock, infant; Belle C. Murch, infant, and Gilbert Collins, executor and trustee under the will of William H. Chad dock. deceased:— You are hereby notified that at a public sale ! made by the City Collector of Jersey City, on ! the 6th day of October, 1896, The Mayor and I Aldermen of Jersey City purchased for the sum S of twelve dollars and ninety-five cents ALL the i land and real estate situate in Jersey City, • in the County of Hudson and State of New Jersey, fronting on Grant avenue, which is laid down and designated as lot 6, in block number 711—1775, upon an assessment map an nexed to a report number 101, made by the “Commissioners of Adjustment” appointed in ami 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 3rd day of September, 1896, said report and map and i said sale being made pursuant to the pro ! visions of an act of the Legislature of New : Jersey, passed March 30th, 1SS6, entitled:— “An Act concerning the settlement and col lection of arrearages of unpaid taxes, as sessments and water rates or water rents in cities of this State, and imposing and levying a tax, assessment and lien in lieu and Instead of such arrearages, and to en force tha payment thereof, and to provide for the of lands subjected to future taxation and asicasment.” And the several supplements thereto. And you are further notified that you appear to have an estate or interest Lti said land and real estate, and unless the said lanJ end 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 or Jersey City, the fee simple of said land and real estate according to the provisions of the said act. Dated Jersey City, N. J., February 6th, 1906. THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF JER SEY CITY. TBL HOOS, (Seal.) Mayor. Attest- M. J. O’DONNELL. City Clerk. (Sale No. 6,643.) NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT — NOTICE 13 hereby given that the account of the sub scriber. administratrix of the estate of John Faherty, deceased, will be audited and stated by the Surrogate of the County or Hudson, and reported for settlement on Friday, the 2d day of March next. Dated January 20. A. P. 1900. ELIZABETH BUTLER, Formerly Elizabeth Faherty. NOTICE TO CREDITORS — ESTATE OF JOHN P. STOCKTON, deceased; Richard Stocktonj> administrator of John P. Stockton, deceased, by order of the Surrogate of Hudson County, dHted February 7th. 1900, hereby gives notice to the creditors of said decedent to bring In their debts, demands and claims against the estate of said decedent, under oath or affirmation, within nine months from the date of said order, or they will be forever barred ! of any action therefor against said admin la* tratoi*. RICHARD STOCKTOM.