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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1909.
77its paper is Democratic in principles
and it independent in its views on all local
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
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,
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
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. - •
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
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
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.
Mrs. Babcock Writes to the
“News” About Idaho
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
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
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
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,
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
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
Board of Education Reorgan
ized Last Night Amid
Natural and Rhetori
PRESIDENT XULVANEY RE-ELECTED
Directors Lewis’s and Eg
bert’s Eulogistic Speeches
—Clerks and Commit
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
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
"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
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
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
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
Indicate that your liver
Is out of order. The
best medicine to rouse
the liver and cure all
these ills. Is found in
25 cents. Sold by all medicine dealers. _
Private Murphy Tells Some
Interesting Facts About
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
"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
'’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
“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
"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.
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,
The commission will meet again at its
office in Jersey City next Monday after
GREENVILLE'S RAG PARTY.
Unique Costumes 'Worn Ilf Turners
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
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
“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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Governor Will Take a Fly
ing Trip to Europe
BERGEN IS GOING, TOO.
Senator Johnson Will Run
Affairs of State for
[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.
"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
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
FORT MURE OATH.
All Three Judges Sworn in
to the Court of Errors
[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
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
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
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
Governor Voorhees has not as vet ap
pointed a successor to Judge Fort on
the bench of the Essex County Court of
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
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Offers to the public the privileges of its
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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.
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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
Attest: M. J. O’DONNELL,
(Sale No. 6249.)
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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
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,
"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 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
1L J. O’DONNELL.
(Sale No. 5*71.»
Certificate of Dissolution.
To all to whom these presents may come,
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
Dated Jersey City, N. J., April 12, 1900.
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.
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*.
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