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%ez$£% QTity Sms. 3 AMES LtJUY..Edito* *U BUSHEL J£VEKV-AFTERNOOM —BY— THE CITY PUBLISHING COMPANY OEEICK No. S51 Wa&hixotox STttKlr, THE NEWS BUILDING Telephone Cell Jeraey City, 3iL NEW YORK OFFICE No. <41 BROADWAY. THE JERSEY CITY NEWS, thh oyly DeMOCfn.no Daily Paces Pvbljahed ui Jkrsky City — Single copies, one cent; subscription three dollars per year, postage paid. Entered in the poet office at Jeraey City as second fi flats mitter. All business communications should be addressed 10 the City Pcslishiso Comcast; all lettara lor pub lication to the Managlua Editor. TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1909. 77its paper is Democratic in principles and it independent in its views on all local questions. The Ead of the Clifford Case. The hanging of Edward Clifford, today. Is tho final commentary upon the devices of the lawyers who have prolonged his agony nearly four years by gross abuse of legal privilege. The man's fate was as Inevitable as It was merited from the first. No court or official could honestly Interpose to save him from the halter. He was plainly responsible for his actions and his crime was of the most dastardly character. If he had been allowed to escape the penalty, the life of no man would henceforth be safe If it became his duty to discharge a drunken and malignant subordinate. All that has been done In this case was utterly mistaken from the point of view of friendship or good nature. It merely prolonged the wretched man's agony. On the other hand, the action taken has been an outrage on the people at large. It has made the courts contemptible and the law a by-word. It has tended to encour age violence and disorder, to promote murder. The next time any abuse of this sort is attempted, let us hope a Judge wi.I be found courageous enough to punish the vicious shyster who attempts to abuse the law for sensational purposes. 'Women at the Polls. Following this column will be found a letter from Elnora M. Babcock, a wom an's “rights” propagandist, on the sub ject of the recent hair-pulling match in Idaho. We print it cheerfully. We direct attention to the fact that it nowhere denies the facts alleged, though it might be mistakenly regarded as doing so by careless readers. It simply dodges the issue of fact. The facts, of course, are undeniable.. In answer to the question asked in the letter, we say simply that we do think these shameful violences are the inevita ble consequence of women’s active par tlcipancy in politics. Pity Ho la Hot Sensible. Among the many candidates for second place, on the Bryan ticket, appears Gov ernor Smith of Maryland. Every silver man in the party of New Jersey news papermen. who recently visited Annapo lis, will shout himself hoarse for John Walter Smith of Snow Hill, whose whole souled hospitality will long linger in the memory of the Jerseymen. P. R. R. Changes. The reported acquisition of the Long Island Railroad by the Pennsylvania and the intention of the latter company to connect the two systems by a series of tunnels to New York and Brooklyn is of some importance to Jersey -City. If the plan is ever carried out, Jersey City will cease to be the great railroad terminal it is and will become a way j station like Newark, Elizabeth or Rah way. Down in Philadelphia they already see that fate come to New Y'ork and are chortling immoderately in their glee at what they consider the downfall of their hated rival. But Jersey City will not lose much by the change. This is not a terminal city In the sense that travellers arrive here and stay. In this respect, It Is a mere way station and can be made nothing else. We have no hotel accommodation worth speaking of. Any benefit we de rive from being a railway terminal con sists in the fact that many railroad em ployes reside here, and this fact will not be altered by the new developments. The road to Brooklyn will necessarily be a mere branch of the P. R. R- system, and Manhattan will remain the true ter minal. The principal place, for keeping rolling stock and organizing trains will still be Jersey City, and our freight busi ness will grow in the future instead of being reduced. We have nothing to fear even if the company’s alleged plans be true. - • Hereditary Hnmlmg. Tie yellow Journals of New York at tempt to make much out of the rela tionship between John Garrabrant, the boy who murdered his young companion for 13, and Lizzie Garrabrant, who Is serving a life sentence in the State Prison at Trenton for the murder of her em ployer. They impute the boy’s crime to heredity. The report that the bo*r Is a tiephew of the woman is denied *y his father. But even admitting It to b* *>■ It will be an Interesting problem to social analysts to determine how tnnch tendency to crime a man can ‘‘inherit” from his father’s sis . ter. j, cigarettes, the cause which the police P glVo for the crime. Is apt to be more correct than heredity. The manner in which the crime was committed and the way Xh which young Garrabrant has con* ducted himself ever since he saw young Maas lying at his feet dead, plainly in dicate that the murderer possesses a dis eased mind, and that his disease was acquired more through cigarette smoking than through any taint he could have inherited from his aunt. WOMAN SUFFRAGE. Mrs. Babcock Writes to the “News” About Idaho Women. To the Editor of "The Jersey City News":— In a recent issue of your paper 1 notie? a sensational newspaper article which is going the rounds, of a free and easy, hand to hand, hair pulling and scratching tight between the women of Weiser, Idaho, over their recent local election. You preface this account by saying:— “We are sometimes asked to print short articles showing the progress of the woman suffrage movement and its effect upon womanhood and upon civilisation in general. We are always glad to do so when we tlnd something truly illustra* tlve, like the subjoined.” Which would lead one to infer that you really believed the account to be truly illustrative of the effects of woman suf frage upon womanhood and civilization. Inasmuch as you have expressed a de sire to print anything showing the effects of suffrage upon womanhood and civiliza tion in general, I will ask you to give space to the following as truly illustra tive, and from one who is not ashamed to sign his name to the statement, but wish to add right here that the newspaper ac count of the election in Weister is false In every particular. Rev. N. Blanco, in an’article In the Boise "Statesman” upon this newspaper canard, says:— "The man who peddled that lie was a demu-popo-repo of the deepest dye, and as the story is being propagater and be lieved, we think the women of Weiser should have the opportunity of branding its author with a proper brand, eo, like Sam Jones's Boston, students, men would be able to place him where he belongs. A man who would coin a deliberate- false hood in order to defraud his mother of the rights guaranteed to her by the Con stitution, i. e.. life, liberty and the pur suit of happiness, would steal the cop pers off a defunct darkey’s eyes, or help depopulate a hen roost. All honor to the loval manhood of our own. fair State who have believed In their mothers, wives and daughters, and have hastened to set them free. Stop the liars! Three cheers for Idaho!” • United States Representative says of woman suffrage as a civilizer:— "I want to say this as coming from Colo rado:—The experlene we have had ought to demonstrate to every one that woman suffrage Is not only right but practical. It tends to elevate. There is not a causae but is better attended and by bet ter people and held in a better place. I have seen the time when a political con vention without a disturbance and the drawing of weapons was rare. That time is now passed in Colorado and It is due to the nresenee of women. Every man now shows that civility which makes him take off his hat and not swear, and deport himself decently when ladies are present. Instead of woman’s going to the polls corrupting women, it had. purified* the polls. Husband and wife go to the polls together: no one insults them. There are no drunken men there, nothing but what is pleasant and decorous.” __ El,NORA MONROE BABCOCK. KERAMIG ARTISTS BUSY. Interesting Meeting Held Yes terday at Residence of Mrs. Barney and Euchre Today Another club to close Its season with one more meeting is the Keramic Art Club. Yesterday it met at the residence of Mrs. Barney, on Linden avenue, where there was an excellent attendance and an interesting programme. The subject for the afternoon was •‘Wedgewood,” and Mrs. Barney read a bright paper, showing much research work, giving its history and noting its growing popularity. This was followed by an open discussion, after which Miss Kate Vreeland sang "May Morning” to the piano accompaniment of Mies Dennin. There were also two piano solos by Miss Gra’ham and a selection on the Aeolian. Miss Montford, of New York, acted as judge. She first gave a short address, consisting of a few remarks in which she discussed Keramic art with the idea of forming a study class in connection with the club, a matter the ladies have had in view for sometime. In criticizing the plates comprising the competition. Miss Montford mentioned each in turn, giving the good points as well as the poor in such a manner as not to offend their owners, and awarding the little gold pendant to Mrs. L. S. Dougherty for a plate decorated with a conventional design of gold and Narcissi. Miss Mulford received honorable men tion. Her plate was also decorated with a conventional design of tulips. The next and last meeting of the sea son will be held at the residence of Mrs. Curtis. No. 50 Kensington avenue. The programme will consist of practical talks on various art subjects, with a good list of artists of note. The competition will be In black and white, wash and pen de signs of June flowers for nine-inch plates. A notice of the annual meeting of the National League of Mineral Painters, to be held at Miss Montford’s studio, New York. May 29, when new officers will be elected, was read, and Mrs. C. Brownne. Miss Mulford and Miss Ahlers appointed delegates from Jersey City, to assist in the voting. Among those present were:—Mrs. Bar ney, Mrs. Charles Brownne, Mrs. James Erwin, Mrs. L. T. Dougherty. Miss Mul ford, Miss Charles Gray, Miss Poster, Miss Ehlers. Miss Darling, Miss Scales, Miss Vreeland. Miss Montford, Mrs. Held, Mrs Price, Miss Harry, Mrs. Bruck man Mrs. E. Earl, Mrs. Prichard, Miss' White, Miss Mount. 'Mrs. Dressier, Mrs. Allen. Miss Dennin, Miss McKain, Miss Graham. This afternoon a number of the ladies from this citv, and especially' from the Keramic Club, left for the Pouch man sion Brooklyn, to attend a euchre given by 'the National League of Keramic Artists. AMUSEMENTS. Phil Sheridan’s “New City Sports” at the Bon Ton. Phil Sheridan’s "New City Sports’ opened a week's engagement at the Bon Ton yesterday afternoon most au6picious !v This is one of the best attractions Manager Dinkins has placed here for the entertainment of his patrons. At the matinee and evening performances yes terday the company was warmly received by very large audiences, who were greatly pleased with the show. The curtain went np and there was opened to view a beautifully arranged stage and the fun began. The title of the opening act is, "A Rube’s Visit to the Theatre Francais.” There was fun ga lore The entire company was introduced and there were up-to-date songs and dances. The arrangement of the piece was such as made a great many funny situations that caused side splitting laughter. One of the main features was the introduction of the well known and in® UmUUUb llVH va -— popular Gertie Collins in acrobatic dancee. K - -3 -A 1*~~ T ssllo niiar \jrerue ^ The olio opened with Miss Alice Leslie, the dancing soubrette and vocalist. Her comedy was good and greatly enjoyed. “The man of musics’’. Carr and McLeod, presented a novel sketch in what they called their camp. The music was of a variety and good. They received a num ber of encores and were allowed to re tire reluctantly. , A spectacular fantasle in which the principals were Miss Crlssle Sheridan, the McCarrie sisters and Mr. Lowell, sup ported by a dozen beautiful young ladies, handsomely costumed and well arranged so that exceptionally fine electrical effects and gorgeous scenery were most appro priate. was a most pleasing piece of di versity and heartily applauded. Phil Mills and Billy Hart, the names associated with the phrase, “Have another pill.” presented a fine lot of comedy In their talking^ e^kU. ^ new illustrated songs were well rendered by Miss Fanny Lewis. Miss Lewis has an excellent voice and made a great hit. The Lowell Brothers, in their acrobatic turn, closed the olio. The last number on the programme Is a burlesque from the pen of Phil Sheridan, entitled “The Four Married Men,” OT. “A Night at Jollity.’’ It is a fitting climax of a good entertainment and sent the audience out laughing last night, y “BOKAYrFORALL Board of Education Reorgan ized Last Night Amid Natural and Rhetori cal Flowers. PRESIDENT XULVANEY RE-ELECTED j Directors Lewis’s and Eg bert’s Eulogistic Speeches —Clerks and Commit tees Named. The "new” Board of Education- organ ized last night and two of Its members were honored by floral gifts. A huge horseshoe of roses from the Noonday Club stood on President Mulvaney’s desk and a splendid basket of flowers together with a bouquet were for the new member, ex-Alderman J. A. Tracy. The basket' came from his friends: Ex-Alderman W. J. Moran, J. F. McNulty, Captain Cody, ex-Alderman Charles Bornemann, John Baxter, H. W. Brown and G. E. Corbett, and the bouquet, “To Papa, from Ros etta,” from the little daughter of the Di rector. When the members filed Into the assem bly chamber an amusing little incident took place. The floral basket for Direc tor Tracy was accidentally placed by ex Alderman Moran on Secretary James J. Wiseman’s desk, instead of Mr. Tracy’s. As soon as Mr. Wiseman took his accus tomed place, and on finding the basket there he waggishly bowed his thanks to Mr. Tracy’s friends much to their embar rassment and to the Director's amuse ment. "The Board will come to order,” said President Mulvaney, peering through the floral horseshoe. No minutes were read and the Board was about to adjourn when Director William A. Lewis rose, and in keeping with the floral decorations around h'lm made a floral speech. He began by saying that he was unfitted to make a speech suitable to the occasion, and then lawyer-like, proceeded to talk on the other side by making a very fitting speech, scattering, the flowers still in mind, “bokays” all around. The first "bokay" was flung at the President, who when it hit him blushed the color of the roses in front of him. "If any citizen," he said, still talking at President Mulvaney, “think the duties of President of this Board are not exact ing, let him try them. Then I want to ac knowledge his courtesy, ever dignified and impartial. I want also to acknow ledge his quick intelligence and know ledge of how to decide. This Board has been blessed with a President able and competent to preside, quick to perceive, but courteous and fair. I congratulate the members. We have had no scandals, and we have had only one aim: the educa tion of the children of this city. We have no compensation; our only compensation being the satisfaction of having done our work well and faithfully. I therefore move a vote of thanks of our appreciation of the manly and gentlemanly conduct of >ur presiding officer.” Of course, the motion was seconded, and it the "remarks” stage Captain Charles 5. Barker supplemented the speech in iraise of Mr Mulvaney. ard with the jerfume of the roses, sprinkled a little ,-inegar to the effect that often the mm >ers didn’t agree with him. but itandlng that, the past Board might be railed a “family Board.” Dr. Egbert echoed the praise of the pre dding officer's conduct, adding “that in -he advancement of the schools each Director had always the assistance of the jre.sldir.ig officer. The Board, he said, should congratulate itself that it had Mr. Mulvaney’s services. The motion was hen put by Clerk Wiseman, and carried ’ President Mulvaney. stepping from be lind the before mentioned horseshoe, ut ered a few words, and heartfelt words, oo, of thanks for the honors falling on dm thick and fast. It was an honor for aim, he said, to receive commendation Tom such n source. It was gratifying, tie said, to be a member of the Board for mother year. Mr. Mulvaney closed by raying a graceful compliment to the re aring Director-at-Large. Mr. James E. Elulshizer. Jr., whose generosity and un selfishness enabled him to continue the work of education. Mr. Mulvaney then left the chair, and jn temporary organization Director John H. Ward wae made temporary chairman. Dlerk Wiseman read the (Mayor’s com missions to Messrs. Mulvaney. Egbert, Lewis and Tracy, as members of the new Board. On the call for nominations for a new presiding officer. Director George F. Witt, In a happy speech, nominated Mr. Mul vaney for a second term. “He has made such a good presiding officer,” said Mr. Witt, “and on the prin ciple that one good turn deserves an other I wish to name Mr. Mulvaney.” “Second the nomination,” cried Captain Barker. Director Birdsall, In an elaborate but brief oration, nominated Mr. William A. Lewis, but that diplomatic gentleman rose and. with a cheery smile, gently de clined. By acclamation Director Mul vaney was elected, and the gavel handed to him with a few jocular remarks from Temporary Chairman Ward. “I appreciate this election for the sec ond time,’’ said President Mulvaney, "and only repeat that I will do my ut most to deserve your confidence." “James J. Wiseman was reappointed clerk for a term of five years at an an nual salary of $1,800, and was subjected to the miseries of having to make a speech. Directors Witt, Tracy and Lewis were appointed a committee on rules, to re port at the next meeting. Messenger Schroeder was then re-elect ed and then the new Board adjourned, of course on motion of Director Kennedy, whose authority on matters of adjourn ment is ex-cathedra. THE TABERNACLE WORK. Christian Endeavor and Sunday School Are Flourishing. The Board of Trustees of the First Con gregational Society have engaged a sex ton to open the Tabernacle on Sundays for Sunday school and Christian Endeav or service and on Friday night for pray er meeting. The Sunday school and Chris tian Endeavor Societies are in a flourish ing condition. Instead of participating in the annual May day Sunday school par ade, the Tabernacle school will charter a car and take the pupils and their friends out in the country for a day's picnic. An other outing will be held later in the sea son. Constipation, Headache, Biliousness, Heartburn, Indigestion, Dizziness, Indicate that your liver Is out of order. The best medicine to rouse the liver and cure all these ills. Is found in Hood's Pills 25 cents. Sold by all medicine dealers. _ INOS. Private Murphy Tells Some Interesting Facts About Luzon. Among the batches of letters now being received from the soldiers In the Philip pine Islands Is one of much interest written by private William J. Murphy, a former Jersey City boy, now of Company E, Twenty-eighth U. S. V., to his friend, William Shlerloh, of No. 20 Jewett avenue. The regiment Is now at Nasugba, Isle of Luzon. The letter Is dated March 22. The writer after speaking of New Year's day In the Islands, says he hopes to be back In America in time to go calling next year. "Our regiment,” says the soldier, “re ceived orders on January 6 to move from Baeoor toward Imus, and on Sunday morning, the next day, the regiment started on its march, feeling full of de termination and anxiety to get at the rebels. The enemy was in trenches about half a mite out from Imus. While our regiment was parsing Imus some of the Fourth Infantry boys were saying that we would come flying back in a hurry, when the niggers, who were as thick as. bees, came for us. But the Twenty-eighth was never made up to retreat. With the aid of Battery F, (Fifth Artillery, under Captain Riley, the Twenty-eighth went marching to the trenches ot the niggers, laughing at the remarks of the Fourth Regiment boys. "It was not long before the Mauser bullets started to sing in our ears, and then the Krags began to applaud them. But our applause was too strong for the singers. After the show was over we found sixty Filipinos dead and eighty wounded. Our casualties were three killed and twenty wounded. "Among the gugers (Filipinos) killed we found two deserters from the American army wearing Filipino uniforms. Both had been given officers 'positions. One of the men's name was Johnson. He de serted from' the Sixth Artillery. He' had his commission in his pocket. Before he passed away he received a drink of water from one of our men. The other deserter was from the Fourth Infantry. "Instead of going back to Imus we pushed on Perez Dos Marinos, about ten miles from the scene of our last skirmish. At this place our regiment was divided in to battalions. The First was sent south, the Third stayed at Perez Dos Marinos, and the Second, (the battalion I am In) was ordered to Colomba, in the Province of Lazuna De Bay. We left Marinos on the night of January 20. After going through some very muddy places, we ar rived at Colomba two days later. Here we were given the names of the ‘flying battalion.’ We had marched fifty miles over mountain road in less time than we were allowed. '’While at Colomba we went hunting robbers in the mountains. A band was found strolling through the mountain passes and we had a hot brush with them. Two were killed and two cap tured. along with a pack train of twenty two ponies loaded with rice and coffee. Our boys came through the skirmish without a scratch. Captain Riley said be fore the fight that he was afraid of our boye, but now he was perfectly willing to go anywhere with us. "We left Colomba on Sunday morning, February 11, and after hiking (marching) seventy-five miles over mountain roads and rice paddies, we arrived at Noic on the night of February 13. At this town I met a Jersey City boy named Banker. In fact I have met several fellows from our city. “We received order to open up the port of Nasugbee, so we left Noic on March 6. A tight was expected in obeying this or der. as it was reported that the enemy were thick about the place. We walked into the town without firing a shot, after three days of marching through eight canyons. The distance is only thirty miles, so vou can readily see how rough the roads were. (During the march we were surprised to learn that a new recruit had joined the Second Battalion. He was a frisky colt. Before he was three hours old he was doing his little marching act like a veteran. He covered twelve miles by the time he was sixteen hours in the world. He has been named ‘Bill Mc Kinley.- the champion hiker, and he is getting along nicely. He has been as signed to the Hospital Corps, because of his pull with the Captain doctor. “The boys are now living in Sibly tents, with the floor two feet above the ground. It is very much like camping in the States. We are now eighty miles from Manila. At this place we have a fine chance to go in swimming. The China Sea touches the shores and there is a fine beach for bathing. In time some land boomers will doubtless make a resort of the place. It is said that the port has not been opened in twenty-two years, because of the fighting between the various tribes that infest these islands. "The mess is about to blow, so I must close. We never miss this order. Give my regards to all the ladies of the Whit tier House, where I have had such pleas ant times. "Your Filipino friend. “WILLIAM J. MiURPHY." SOROSIS ON ART. Breakfast and Disonss Progress in Past Half Century at Waldorf. There was a splendid representation from Jersey City yesterday at the Wal dorf-Astoria when Sorosls sat down to the luscious breakfast which precedes each monthly meeting, evidently recognizing the need of feeding the body before feed ing the mind. The discussion of the day was upon “Progress of Art in the Past Half Cen tury.” Upon this there were five most interesting papers, covering all that art had done for the world in cultivating the public taste and from a purely educational standpoint during the fifty years just gone bv. Mrs. Croly, president of the Women’s Press Club, w-ho is going away, also gave a speech, containing her regrets at the prospect of departure. The programme was, as usual, inter spersed with musical selections, both in strumental and vocal. Among those present from Jersey City were:—Mrs. John L. Scudder. Mrs. P. J. Koonz, Mrs. Samuel G. Negus, Mrs. Charles Calvin Stimets, Mrs. Fuller, Miss Ada D. Fuller and Mrs. Horace C. Wait, now of New York. SEWERAGE COMMISSION. Offloers of Old Commission Given Similar Position* in New One. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON, May 8, 1900.—At a meeting of the State Sewerage Comihlssion, held in the Governor’s office yesterday after noon, the officers of the old commission were named to similar places in the new The officers are William T. Hunt, Es sex, president; John Hinchliffe, Passaic, treasurer, and Boyd McLean, Hudson, secretary. The commission will meet again at its office in Jersey City next Monday after noon. GREENVILLE'S RAG PARTY. Unique Costumes 'Worn Ilf Turners Last Night. The Ladles’ Section of the Greenville Turn Verein gave an enjoyable rag party at Turn Hall, Danforth avenue, last evening. About ten hundred people were present. The dancers were arrayed in all sortR of costumes. The men dress ed as tramps, peddlers, Polish Jews, bootblacks, beggars and Bohemians, and the ladies made ,up as gypsies.. fortune tellers, Bowery gtrlsjPfloWer girJs and market women. The dancers, attired in their unique costumes, made an Interest ing picture. At midWlght supper was served. In charge wdfre Mrs. Otto Weiss Hamburger, Mrs. John D. Brlnckman, Miss Brinkman and Mrs. Lauby. PUBLIC LIBRARY CIRCULATION. The record of circulation of books for home reading for the week ending May 5. 1900, was as follows:—General works, 125; philosophy, 22; religion, 103; sociology, 271; philology, 14; natural science. 463: useful arts, 88; fine arts, 75; literature, 1.7: fiction. 3,712; juvenile fiction, 3,280; history, 601; biography, 781; travels, 367. Total. 10.3S3. Of this number there were delivered through the delivery stations, 6,844. Number of borrowers registered during the week, 82. NINTH WARD'S WORK, President Burke Eulogizes the Club and Urges the Members to Secure a House. The members of the Ninth Ward Demo cratic Society resumed their labors for the erection of a new clubhouse at a meet ing held last evening. President Burke, in a lengthy address to the members, dwelt on the bright prospects of the compara tively new organization, Its financial status and its good as a public benefactor. “Although but a little more than a year old,'* said he, “our club^has an enviable record, a record of which It should indeed be proud. , In that space of, time, our membership list has been materially In creased, we have labored hard for the In terests of the Democratic party, with much success. Our club has proved Itself an important factor in the politics of the ward and is deserving of credit. "We are now interested in a project for the erection of a new and permanent home for our splendid organization, which is second only to the Robert Davis Asso ciation. Such clubs as ours cannot fail to show their power in the politics of the community. When we are firmly estab lished in our new home, we will be in a better position to accomplish more good for the party. “It has always been the aim of this club to cater to the younger element. In this manner we gather the fruit when it is Just ripe, and in instructing the young men we reap great rewards. These are the workers and this class should be giv en Just recognition. Through the efforts of our young men, the club has been aided greatly in its uphill fight to carry a strong Republican bailiwick. “We have several sites in view for the erection of a clubhouse, one in particular lying very near our present quarters on Montgomery street. There is a nice sum 1 of money in our treasury,' but not enough to warrant the contracting of heavy obli gations as yet. However, it is earnestly hoped that a clubhouse will be built be fore this year has passed. “Just a word as to the improvements we have been instrumental in securing for the taxpayers. Our ciub when not interested in the political situation, is busy looking after the welfare of the residents. We have secured many improvements that have benefited the ward, and we have a committee now working on several other important matters.” The committee appointed to prepare for a return euchre with the Eighth Ward Club, reported that June 7 was the date selected for the event. The club will do its best to return all the courtesies ex tended by the Eighth Warders last Jan uary. At this event the Ninth ward men came out second best in the tournament. The date of the primaries to select dele gates to the State convention was an nounced as May 24. An effort will be made to organize an athletic team and a golf club. The Im provement Committee reported several improvements in progress. President Burke' reported he had re ceived several letters of thanks from teachers in the city for the interest the club took In the teachers’ salary bill ques tion previous to election. The members, while averse to taking any official action, seem to favor the re appointment of John W. Queen for City Attorney. This became manifest after the meeting. There are several questions of vital im portance to the community that the club will take up and advocate at its next ses sion two weeks from last night. On that occasion Police Justice Murphy will de liver an address touching on his limited experience as a police magistrate. SEVENTH’S NEW CLUB. Members Inspected Their Do main and Praised the Committee. The Seventh Ward Democratic Club held: an enthusiastic meeting in its new club house, No. 357 Ocean avenue, last night. The members turned out in force to in spect the new quarters and to listen to the oratorial efforts of a number of talented Democrats. The House Com mittee succeeded in furnishing the lower floor suitably. Several rugs scattered about the floor give the meeting room a home like appearance. Tables are ranged along the walls for the convenience of members who desire to indulge in a quiet game of cards. On the north wall are hung large crayon portraits of City Col lector Robert Davis and the late Sheriff William Heller. The south wall is adorned with several excellent etchings, donated by Commissioner Edward 'Barr, the club's vice-president. Mr. Thomas Keely last evening presented the club with a handsome oak table fOr the use of the president and secretary. A blue silk ban near bearing the club’s name in gold let ters was received from the Conrad Mer ken Association. The House Committee expects to have the entire house fur nished in a few weeks. In the course of regular business last night twenty new members were enrolled. The Entertainment Committee distributed tickets among the members for the an nual picnic to be held Decoration Day at Greenville Schuetzen Park. Brief speeches congratulating the members on the ex cellent results of their zeal and energy were made by George T. Bouton, clerk of the Street and Water Board; Commis sioner Edward Barr, Michael I. Fagen, Thomas Fitzgerald and Miles McCarron. The Entertainment Committee announced that it is arranging for a house warming to be held in a few weeks. BAVONNE THANKED. Boulevard Commissioners Appreci ate tlie Value of a Speedway* The Boulevard Commissioners, having deemed it inadvisable to set aside any portion of the Boulevard for a speedway, have sent their thanks to the Mayor and Common Council of Bayonne for setting aside a portion of Avenue B for that pur pose. The Commissioners adopted the following preamble and resolutions:— Jersey City, N. J., May 4, 1900. Whereas, In the judgment of this Board, it is impossible under existing conditions to set aside any portion of the Hudson County Boulevard as a speedway without great danger to the public: and Whereas. The Mayor, Council and Street Commissioner of the city of Bayonne, realizing the public necessity of such a speedway, by setting aside Avenue B, from Thirty-sixth street to Fifty-fourth street for this purpose, have relieved this Board of an unpleas ant dilemma: therefore be it Resolved, That the thanks of this Board be extended to the Mayor, Council and Street Commissioner in the city of Bayonne for their public spirited act in devoting a large section of one of the thoroughfares of the city of Bayonne to the use of the public of this countv as a speedway, thus giving to the citizens of th’s county a long and much desired drivewav for the pleasure and amusement of the people; and be it Resolved, That the Secretary of this Board be directed to send a copy of this resolution to said Mayor, Council and Street Commissioner of the city of Bayonne. CHARLES BIRDSATjTj, President. EICHOHRrS CASE POSTPONED. A suit of Postmaster Charles Eichhorn of West Hoboken against George Klahr m'an was to have been tried in the Cir cuit Court this morning, but was post poned until tomorrow. It is a slander suit. Postmaster Eichhorn claiming $25,000 damages from Klahrman for some re marks the latter made about him In a speech at a political meeting. They are both Republicans, the plaintiff being a machine man and the defendant an anti machine man. VOORHEES’S TOUR Governor Will Take a Fly ing Trip to Europe Tomorrow. BERGEN IS GOING, TOO. Senator Johnson Will Run Affairs of State for Three Weeks. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON. May 8, 1900.—Governor Voor bees and Lawyer Frank R. Bergen, who last week declined the appointment as President Judge In Porto Rico, will make a flying trip to Europe, sailing Wednes day morning on the St. Paul. They will be home Inside of three weeks. The trip was hastily arranged. Governor Voorhees and Mr. Bergen have been bosom friends since they roomed together when they were law students. The Governor has been under the weather for some weeks with grip. He called upon Mr. Bergen Sunday evening, and in talking of hla condition was advised to take a rest. “You ought to go to Europe,” said Mr. Bergen. "I’ll go if you will,” said the Governor, and it was then and there agreed that the trip should be made by the first avail able steamer. Accommodation was yes terday secured. The State Constitution provides that In the absence of the Governor from the State the duties of the office shall de volve upon the President of the Senate, and Governor Voorhees will tomorrow write to President Johnson, stating that he will be absent from the country for a short time. This will serve as an of ficial notification to Senator Johnson, and should any occasion arise requiring execu tive action during the Governor's absence, the Bergen man will assume the reins. Before leaving the Governor will dispose of the apointments and other routine work of the office. The Governor will name a successor to Judge Fort on the Essex county bench today, and the new Board of Trustees for the State Home for Girls will be named Wednesday morning. The awarding of the contract for the new State House will be done while the Gov ernor is away; will be left to the State Comptroller and State Treasurer, com prising a majority of the State House Commission. FORT MURE OATH. All Three Judges Sworn in to the Court of Errors and Appeals. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON. May S, 1900.—J. Franklin Fort of Newark was sworn in yesterday afternoon as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to succeed Justice David A. Depue, the newly appointed Chief Jus tice. The oath was administered yesterday afternoon at the conclusion of a confer ence of the Court of Errors and Appeals. While the justices and judges of the Court stood at their places the oath was admin istered by Chief Justice Depue, and im mediately afterward he was sworn In as a member of the Court of Errors and Ap peals by Chancellor Magie. Chief Justice Depue then announced that Justice Fort had been assigned to the circuit just vacated by Chancellor Ma gie, consisting of the counties of Morris. Somerset and Sussex. By this assignment no change is made in the present circuits of any of the other Justices. Chancellor Magie and Chief Justice De pue were also sworn in yesterday as members of the Court of Errors and Ap peals, although prior to their appoint ment as Chancellor and Chief Justice, re spectively, they had both been members of the court in their capacity as Chief Justice and Associate Justice of the Su preme Court. Justice Van Syckel administered the oath to Chancellor Magie and the Chan cellor. who had then become the presid ing officer of the Court of Errors and Ap peals, administered it to Chief Justice De pue. When the Chief Justice had recited the oath he kissed the Bible, and then, re calling the act of the Legislature making that formality unnecessary, remarked:— "By the way, the Legislature last win ter made it unnecessary to kiss the Bible in taking an oath.” “That was two1 winters ago,” Interposed Justice Van Syekel, and the other mem bers enjoyed a' little laugh at the ex pense of the new Chief Justice, some one remarking that he was not keeping posted on the law. Justice Fort will occupy the bench this morning. Governor Voorhees has not as vet ap pointed a successor to Judge Fort on the bench of the Essex County Court of ■Common Pleas. The Governor, at his office In Eliza beth, said yesterday that he was receiv ing increasing delegations of Newark people who were interested in the ap pointment, and he would listen to them all before naming the new Judge. He declared that he was not sure that the appointment would be made today, but it would not be delayed much longer. BERGEN OUT OF THE RACE. Congressman fowler Will Have No Trouble in Securing a Renomination [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] ELIZABETH, May 8. 1900.—Lawyer Frank R. Bergen's trip to Europe with Governor Voorhees means that he is prac tically out of the race for the Congress ional nomination in the Eighth District. His candid'acy for the Porto Rican Judge ship meant a surrender or his Congress ional aspiration, and it is doubtful if he could hope to muster sufficient strength to give a fight to Congressman Charles N. Fowler, who seeks a renomination. BECAUSE HE TALKED MUCH. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] VINELAND, May 8, 1900.—The Demo crats of Cumberland county talk of send ing Lawyer Frank E. Loughran as a dele gate to the Kansas City convention. Mr. Loughran’s claim is that he made more speeches for Bryan in I89G than any other man in the State. The Vineland lawyer was one of two in the minority at the last Gubernatorial convention who held out for the Chicago platform first, last and all the time. THE EYLER TESTIMONY. Chairman Mungle Is Consider ing It for the Committee. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON. May 8, 1930.-Chalrman Mungle, of the special committee that has been Investigating the Girls’ Home, and who has been delegated to digest the volume of testimony that was adduced before the committee, was in the city for the purpose of clearing up some cloudy spots in the examination, yesterday. Mr. Mungle declined to state whom he had seen in reference to the matter, but It is understood that he consulted some of the trustees. He stated that he had made a condensation of the testimony and that copies of it would be prepared for the various members of the committee at i Prepare for Summer Lighting and let us help you do it. We Wire on Installments and do it well for little money . . . Free Service Connections, Free Lamp Renewals and low rates for current . PEOPLES LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY. The> New Jersey 13 MONTGOMERY STREET, JERSEY CITY, N. I 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. FRANK STEVENS, Auctioneer. BY REAL ESTATE TRUSTS COMPANY Office, 65 Montgomery St., Jersey City. Real Estate at Public and Private Sale. REGULAR SALE OF Stocks & Bonds Every Fourth iuursday. _ FOR SALE. _ A WOLFF-AMERICAN COMBINATION Tandem, in good condition; $50. No. 212 Eighth street._ HELP WANTED. cash"foiTacceptable ideas, state if patented. Address The Patent Record. Baltimore. Md. __ _ WANTED. WINGERAThIbUYS ALL YOUR OLD Metal, Copper, Brass. Lead. Zinc, at the highest price. No. 35 Grand Street. Jersey City. __ SITUATION WANTED. a"^yoi?ng^lady^Jow~employed wishes a position in crockery store. Can furnish very best of references. Ap ply to Mrs. L. Trudel, 38 Park avenue, Rutherford, N. J. I TO MARY MORAN. WIDOW; MICHAEL Moran, Mary Moran, his wife; Margaret Moran, widow; Joseph Moran, infant; Charles Moran, infant; Frank Moran, infant; Maggie Moran, infant; Walter Moran, infant; James Mr^-an, infant; John Moran, Hannah Moran, E*s wife; Mary Walsh, widow; Annie * Boucher, widow: Maggie Glenn, William Glenn, her husband; Thomas Moran, Sarah Moran, his wife; Effie C. Winant, Amelia C. Macomber, Louise C. Van Winkle, Sophie C. Henderson, execu trices under the will of Abraham Collerd, dec’d; John J. Toffey, formerly Sheriff, and the State of New Jersey:— You are hereby notified that at a public sale made by the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 14th day of April, 1896, The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City purchased for the gum of one hundred and sixty-seven dollars and sixty cents ALL the land and real estate situate in Jersey City, in the County of Hud son and State of New Jersey, fronting on Germania avenue, which is laid down and designated as lot 238b, in block number 635, upon an assessment map annexed to a report number 99, made by the “Commissioners of Adjustment” appointed in and for said City by the Circuit Court of the County of Hud son, a certified copy of which report and map was filed in the office of the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 14th day of May, 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:— MAn Act concerning tne 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 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 CCts, 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 fee simple of said land and real estate, according to the provisions of the said act. Dated Jersey City, N. J., April 23d, 1900. THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF JER SEY CITY. E. HODS, [Seal.] Mayor. Attest: M. J. O’DONNELL, City Clerk. (Sale No. 6249.) THE CE.KANSING AND HEALING_ fi Ki: fob Wg CATARRH p^;l EW ■*£""'$££ Easy and pleasant to gM ^ jurious drug. It is Quickly absorbed. - Gives relief at once. \^>r<£;Wlf0wrNESl It Opens and Cleanses ■ B ■- A f% the Nasal Passages £Q| Q l(| M FAQ Allays Inflammation. VWltl/ * Heals and Protects the Membrane. Restores th<» Senses of Taste and Smell. Large Siae, » cents at Druggists or by mail; Trial Size. wr.T?BROTHERS. 66 Warren Street. New York. onoe. More than half of the testimony taken before the committee was of such an irrelevant character that it has been stricken out of the digest made by the chairman. Mr. Mungle expressed the belief that the committee would come together some time later in the week or early next week, and prepare its report for the Governor. •He had not decided whether to call the meeting from this city or New York. TO JOHN W. FIELDER. INDIVIDUALLY and as sole devisee under will of Elizabeth M. Fielder, deceased; George Fielder, Laura Fielder, his wife; Clarence Linn, adminis trator of estate of August Ingwersen, de ceased; George B. Fielder, Emily Bliss, Charlotte Fountain. Daniel P. Roes man, Frank Rossman, Florence Rossman, infant, Anna M. Gansbergen, William Wallace. Daniel O. Sullivan, tenants: 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, purchased for the sum of one hundred and twenty-one dollars and seventy-six cents ALL the land and real estate situate in Jersey City, in the Coumy of Hudson end State of New Jersey. fronting on Pamrapo avenue, which is laid d">wn and designated as lot 40, in block number 1380, upon an assessment map annexed to a report numr.er 95, made by the "Commissioners of Adjust ment" appointed in and for said City by the Circuit Court of the County of Hudson, a cer tified copy of which report and map was filed In the office of the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 3d day of January, 1S94, said re port and map and said sale being made pur suant to the provisions of an Act of the Legis lature of New Jersey, passed March 30th, 1S86, entitled;— "An Act concerr.tr.^ the settlement and collec tion cf 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 t&xatloa and assessment." And the several supplements thereto. And you are furtner 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 service hereof, a de-d for the same will be given conveying to the Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City the fee aimple of said land and real estate according to the provisions of the said act. Dated Jersey City, N. J.. February 26, 1900. THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF JERSEY CITY. E. HOGS. Attests Mayor. 1L J. O’DONNELL. City Clerk. (Sale No. 5*71.» Certificate of Dissolution. To all to whom these presents may come, Greeting:—* Whereas, it appears to my satisfaction, by duly authenticated record of the proceedings for the voluntary dissolution thereof by the unanimous consent of all the stockholders, de posited in my office, that the Revere Forward ing and Warehouse Company, a corporation of this State, whose principal office is situated at No. 239 Washington street, in the City of Jersey City, County of Hudson, State of New Jersey (Charles H. Hartshorne being agent therein and in charge thereof, upon whom process may be served), has complied with the requirements of ‘‘An Act concerning corpora tions (Revision of 1896),” preliminary to th« issuing of this Certificate of Dissolution. Now, therefore. I, George Wurts, Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey, Do Hereby Certify that the said corporation did. on the fourteenth day of March. 1900, file in my office a duly executed and attested consent in writing to the dissolution of said corporation, executed by all the stockholders thereof, which said consent and the record of the proceedings afore said are now on file in my said office as pro vided by law. _ In testimony whereof, I have hereto set my hand and affixed my official seal, at Trenton, this fourteenth day of March, A. D. one thou sand nine hundred. __ _____________ (Signed) GEORGE WURTs*. Secretary of State. NOTICE TO THE CREfDITORS OF THE Lavigne Automatic Manufacturing Co. Notice is hereby given that by virtue of an order of the Court of Chancery of New Jersey, made on the day of the date hereof, in a cause wherein John J. Tower ia complainant and The Lavigne Auto matic Manufacturing Co. is defendant, the creditors of the said Lavigne Automatic Manufacturing Company are required to present to the Receiver appointed in said cause. Henry Puster, No. 259 Washington street Jersey City, N. J., and prove before him. under oath or affirmation, as the said Receiver shall direct, to the satisfaction of the said Receiver, their several claims and demands against the said corpora tion, within two (2) months from the date of said order, or that they will be ex cluded from the benefit of such dividends as may hereafter be made and declared by the said Court upon the proceeds of the effects of said corporation coming into the hands of the said Receiver in New Jersey. Dated Jersey City, N. J., April 12, 1900. HENRY PUSTER. Receiver. ROBERT CAREY, Solicitor, 259 Washington street, Jersey City. N. J. IN CHANCERY OF NEW JERSEY. To Mrs.. William It. Myers, Mrs. Alfred IB. Van Doren, Harriet N. Waslee and George W. Waslee. , Take noqce, that application will be made to the Court of Chancery at the Stats House In Trenton, on Monday, the fourteenth day of May next, at ten o’clock in the forenoon, for a decree in the cause pending in said court, wherein Alberta Commerce et als. are com plainants. and Alfred E. Van Doren and you and others are defendants, that the lands und oremises in said cause be sold free and dis charged of the estate of you the said Mrs. William H. Myers. Mrs. Alfred E. Van Dorea and Harriet N. Waslee. as tenants in dower (if any), and also of the estate of you George \V. Waslee by the curtesy (if any) therein. Dated April 12th. 1900. GARRICK & EWALD. Solicitors of Complainant*.