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ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. VOL, XH^-NO. 3370^ • PE,rCE 0NK"CE^ HOLY CROSS WAR Mr. Gaddis Fires Church Canons at Rector Fdmendorf. DEFENDS flIS SUNDAY LETTER Ruling of English Bishops, He Thinks, Governs in This Country. The efforts of the Rev. Augustine El mendorf, rector of the Holy Cross P. E. Church, Arlington and Claremont ave nues, to introduce a form of service ob jected to by a few of the congregation, has resulted in placing a once prosperous church in an extremely unenviable finan cial condition. With the support of a vestry favoring the High Church ritual. Mr. Elmendorf has succeeded in introduc ing forms of service objectionable to a portion of the congregation. In the past two years Mr. Elmendorf had charge of the church there has been a controversy. His forms of service some time ago caused a part of his congrega tion to leave the church, while others continued still to attend, hoping that Mr. Elmendorf would change his views, but they have been disappointed. The refusal of Mr. Elmendorf to recog nize the decisions of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, pronouncing the Reservation of the Sacrament to be ille gal, has caused more trouble in the church. A letter signed by Mr. Percy Gaddis, quoting these decisions, was cir culated among the members last Sunday evening. Mr. Elmendorf then took occa sion to explain that English Bishops had no jurisdiction over the Episcopal Church in the. United States. When seen at his home last evening Mr. Gaddis said that he did not wish to an tagonize Mr. Elmendorf, but that in strict truth Mr. Elmendorf had frequent ly violated the canons of the Episcopal unurcn. ‘‘I would wish it understood,” said Mr. Gaddis, “that personally I consider Mr. Elmendorf a most excellent man. My duty as a Christian and love for my church is c/t such great importance to me that I shall continue to strive to again seci’-e that form of service in our church to ieh the main portion of the congre gation is accustomed and which is essen tial to the promotion of harmony. We shall try to accomplish this even at the risk of displeasing Mr. Elmendorf. ••Mr. Elmendorf maintains that the ■Reservation of the Sacrament’ is proper ly legal in the Episcopal Church of this country. I am sorry to dispute such an authority, but in our book of Common Prayer there is a passage relating to that service which does not bear out Mr. Elmendorf's statement. It is:—‘And if any of the consecrated Bread and Wine remains after the communion it shall not be carried out of the church, but the minister and other communicants shall immediately after the blessing reverently eat and drink the same.’ “This passage appears to be explicit and should be convincing even to Mr. Elmendorf. Article XXVIII of the Lord’s Supper says:—‘The supper of the Lord Is not only a sign of the love that Christians ought to have among them selves, one to another, but rather it is a Sacrament of our Redemption of Christ s death, insomuch that to such as rightly and worthily and with faith receive the same, the Bread which we break is a partaking of the body of Christ, and like wise the cup of Blessing is a partaking of the blood of Christ. Transubstantiation (or the change of the substance of Bread and Wine) in the supper of the Lord, can not be proved by Holy Writ, but is re pugnant to the plain words or scripture, overthroweth the nature of a sacrament and hath given occasions to to many superstitions. "The body of Christ is given, taken and eaten in the supper. Only after a heaven ly and spiritual manner and the means whereby the body of Christ is received and eaten in the Supper is Faith. ‘The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was not by Christ’s ordinance reserved, carried about, lifted up or worshipped.’ "To Mr. Eimendorf’s contention that the Church of England had no jurisdic tion over the Episcopal Church of the United States, I would refer him to the paragraph in the preface of the Common Prayer book, which says: ‘It seems un necessary" to enumerate all of the differ ent alterations and amendments. They will appear, and it is hoped, the reasons of them also, upon a comparison of this with the Book of Common Prayer, of the Church of England. In which it will also appear that this Church is far from intending to depart from the Church of England in any essential part of doc trine, discipline or worship, or further than local circumstances require.’ "From this it may be readily seen th'at in adopting this prayer book the Episco pal Church of the United States had no intention of departing from the canons governing the entire Episcopal denomina tions, and that a peparture from this canon by any of the Episcopal clergy is a direct violation of their ordination oaths. In the ordination the Bishop asks these prescriueu , "Will you be ready with all faithful diligence to banish and drive away all erroneous and strange doctrines contrary to God’s word, and to use tooth public and private monitors and exhortations, as well to the sick as to the whole, within your cures, as need shall require and oc casion shall be given?’ “To this the priest responds:— T will so do, the Lord being my helper.’ “And again the question:—‘Will you reverently obey your Bishop and other chief ministers, who according to the canons of the church may have the charge and government over you, follow ing with a glad mind and will their godly admonitions and submitting yourselves to their godly judgments?’ “The answer to this is:—‘ I will do so, the Lord toeing my helper.’ “The question arises, has Mr. Elmendorf kept inviolate his ordination vows? I am sorry to say that such does not ap pear to be the fact. My views on those questions are plainly substantiated by the “111 weeds grow apace.” Impurities in your blood will al“° grow unless you promptly expel them by taking Hood’s Jarsaparilla. basis of Episcopal doctrines, the Common Book of Prayer. A perusal of this book will furnish the unequivocal information that the High Church ritual is an infrac tion of the rules of the Episcopal Church. On this point I quote Article No. 22 of the Articles of Religion: ‘The Romish doctrine concerning Purgatory, pardons, worship ping and adoration, as well of images as of relics, and also invocation of saints, is a fond thing, vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of Scripture, but rather repubnant to the word of God.’ ‘This passage clearly proves that some forms of the High Church ritual are in direct violation of the Church canons. The burning of incense at the mention of saints’ names, practiced by Mr. Elmen dorf, as can be readily seen, are innova tions illegal and decidedly obnoxious to the greater part of the congregation. It seems peculiar that Mr. Elmendorf should persistently continue these practices when he must certainly realize that their continuation must eventually lead to dis ruption. At any rate the interests of Christianity are not being furthered, and the person wrho was appointed to do God’s work and point out the way to Christ’s . kingdqm, can alone be blamed.” LIFE IN THE PHILIPPINES. Soldier Daly Writes It Is Not What It Is Cracked Dp to Be. Private Lemuel R. Daly, formerly of this city, and who joined the Twenty eighth United States Infantry when that regiment went to the Philippines almost two years ago, writes that tlje life of a soldier in those far away islands, fighting unseen and uncivilized savages, is not the sport some crack it up to be. The letter is dated March 26. Daly states that the port of Nasugba, in the Isle of Luzon, is a. very beautiful place, and that when populated and in good running order will be a source of revenue to mer chants. This port was closed for more than two decades because of tribal wars, first one lot of savages occupying the port then another gaining possession of the vil lage. The regiment, he says, met with no resistance in reaching the village, but had expected a hot fight. Savages in that part of the country are scarce and not a shot was fired in the whole line of march from Colomba, a distance of forty miles. The writer gives an interesting descrip tion of the routine work of the boys. He tells of the cooking of the meals, the style of "grub*' dished out, and the man ner in which the men wash their clothes in the various streams they come across in their line of march. Daly says he has no idea of the time it will take to kill off the troublesome na tives. and consequently cannot figure on the time when he will see his home again. NEW JERSEY CROP CONDITIONS. Past Week Has Been Most Favora ble for Farming Operations. The bulletin .issued by the United States Department of Agriculture for New Jersey for the week ending May t, says the week in the State has been a most favorable one for farming opera tions. Continuing the report says: 'Plowing for corn is nearing the finish and much ground is now ready for plant ing. ‘The gentle showers which fell on the 3d. 4th and 5th were of much benefit to all vegetation, but generally insufficient for present needs, especially in the south ern section, where early vegetables have been somewhat retarded for the want of it. “During the week, wheat, rye and young grass have improved. In some fields in the southern and central sec tions rye is beginning to hold. “Orchard fruits, except apples is scat tered places, are full of bloom; peaches are very promising.” LAFAYETTE PEOPLE SCARED. A Slot Chinaman Gives Rise to Rumors of Small Pox. A great deal of excitement was caused in the vicinity of Monticello and Com munipaw avenue shortly after six o’clock last evening, when a report got abroad that Sing Lee, a Chinese laundryman, who keeps a laundry at No. 71 Monticello av enue, was suffering from leprosy or small pox. Police Captain Cox, who lives al most opposite the laundry, heard of the report, and notified the police of the Com munipaw avenue station. Dr. Everett went to the laundry, and found the Chinaman lying on a mattress in the rear room. His body was covered with sores. The doctor reported that the Chinaman was suffering from some inter nal disorder. A number of people who se cured their laundry before the report got abroad, are said to have burned it when they heard the smallpox rumors. __ __ PAWNEE BILL COMING Will Exhibit Kis Great Wild West Show in Bayonne. Pawnee Bill's Wind West Show which 4s one of the best entertainments otf its kind now in the country will be in this eighborhood this week. On Saturday the enterprising manager will pitch his tents at Avenue C and Twenty-eight street, Bayonne and will give two performances, afternon and evening. The admission to this excellent show has been reduced to twenty-five cents. Pawnee Bill is work ing his way north after a successful sea son in the south. While In Philadelphia 16,000 people Visited the show in one day. CREDITORS WANT THEIR MONEY. Before Vice Chancellor John R. Emery this morning in Chambers was heard the case of George Hilsdorf against Cecelia Hallak, administratrix of the late John D. Hallak. Hallak contracted to build a house for Hilsdorf but died before it was finished. The monies due under the contract to Hallak were paid Into court by Hilsdorf. The creditors of the contractor filed'their claims and the ques tion at issue now is the division of the money. __ JERSEY CITY MAENNERCHQR. The members of the Jersey City Mannerchor are rehearsing diligently for the State singing fest that will take place at Union Hill Schuetzen Park, on June 10. They have no doubt that they will carry off the first prize. They will complete in the 'National Saengerbund, that wlill be held in Brook lyn from lyn from June 30 till July 4. FOR CITY IMPROVEMENTS Twelfth Ward Association Transacts Business. The Twelfth Ward Public Improvement Association met at Spitnagel’s Hall last night. Corporation Counsel McDermott’s opinion to the effect that there was no municipal or county law that could com pel the North Hudson County Railway Company and the North Jersey Street Railway Company to issue transfers over each other’s lines was read and filed. A communication was also received stating that the new lire house would be pushed to an early completion. President George Hoehl reported that in company with Mr. Muir of the Hudson City Improvement Association, and School Director Berger, he had visited Nos. 8 and 26 Schools. At No. 8 School adequate protection for the pupils against flrfe was found, and that fair protection was af forded at No. 26 School. A fire drill took place at both schools. At No. 8 School the fourteen hundred pupils were led out in one minute and a half. At No. 26 School, which Is a primary school, the pupils were led out in two minutes and thirty seconds. George Evesson, Sr., George Evesson, Jr., of No. 121 Z'abriskie street, and Jacob Kraus, of No. 130 Charles street, were elected members. The Street and Water Board ■will be asked to see that an electric lamp is placed on Griffith street, between Central and Milton avenues. The block fs said to be in absolute darkness. Several members complained against the condition of sidewalks on Griffith street and in Thorn street. The secretary was instructed to invite Street and Water Commissioner Nolan and Sidewalk In spector Murphy to be present at the next meeting. It was announced that the Letter Car riers’ band had volunteered’ to furnish music on the occasion of the banquet in celebration of the erection of the new fire house. WANT ANOTHER MONUMENT. Union Veterans to Erect a New Soldiers' Memorial. An interesting meeting of W. B. Cush ing Command No. 1, Union Veterans ! Union, was held last evening at Pytha- | goras Hall. Newark avenue and Third j street. After the regular routine business j the Entertainment Committee made a re’- | port of the stag and smoker recently j held. It was the most successful entertain- j ment ever given by the union. The following resolution was then intro- ! duced by Comrade P. H. O'Neill, which 1 was unanimously passed:— Whereas, Thirty-five years have elapsed since the close of the re bellion ami singular as it may appear Jersey City is the only city o'f its population that is not credited with a suitable soldiers and sailors monu ment to commemorate the services rendered by the soldiers and sailors during the civil war. Therefore it is necessary that some one should fake the initial steps to carry out such a project and who is better fitted than one who lost a dear ly beloved brother at Fredericksburg, Va.; therefore be it Resolved, That a committee of four be appointed by the Colonel of this command to confer with Mr. Robert Davis, in order the successful carry ing out of the above. We feel that with him a suitable soldiers and sailors monument will be erected and that justice done to the soldiers and sailors of our city who offered their lives for their country during the civil war. Colonel A. F. Carpenter then appointed a committee of four to push the matter along. The gentlemen appointed were:—P. H. O’Neill, Charles R. Wale, Peter Kuntz and M. A. Hood. They will make a re port at the next meeting, which will be held on April 23. At the present time there stands a monument erected to the mem ory of the soldiers and sailors who took part in the Civil War in front of the City Hall, but ever since the design was first selected and up to the present time many veterans of the city have complained it was not a suitable one. They now intend to erect another if they have to do it themselves. DISHONEST SERVANT HELD. She Was Arrested on a Warrant Three Months Old. Anna Dolpher, alias Mary Burglar, forty years old, of No. 208 West street, New York, was arrested yesterday by Detec tive Doyle, of the Detective Bur.eau, on a warrant issued three months ago, charg ing her with larceny from the premises of Mrs. Margaret Bennett, of No. 180 York street. The woman suecceeded in keeping out of the hands of the police until yester day, when she came here and was found in York street, helplessly drunk. She was taken in charge and this morning ar raigned before'Police Justice Hoos. In her testimony Mrs. Bennett said that the prisoner had been employed by her three months ago as a servant and that she stole a large Quantity of wearing ap parel and suddenly disappeared. A num ber bf other complaints -vere made against the prisoner and she was held for further examination in $300 ball. INSPECTING PARK SITE. Mayor Hoos with the Finance Commis sioners, Messrs. G. T. Bouton and Engi neer C. Van Keuren, inspected the “Littte Italy” park site yesterday afternoon. It has already been stated that the plot covers nearly three acres and will cost the city in the neighborhood of $10,000. LOOKING FOR MRS. MORAN. ' The police authorities have been re quested to assist Mrs. Mary McConley, of No. 33 Cuberland street, Norfolk, Va„ to find a Mrs. Jachanna Moran, widow of Janies Moran. Mrs. McConley informed the police that Mrs. Moran came to this city several years ago from New York. GERMAN PIONEER VEREIN. The German Pioneer Verein will hold a meeting this evening at Reutter’s Hall, Jersey avenue and First street. The nom inations for officers which'took place at the last meeting will be voted on. MAlllltS OP PACT. —Stores, rectories and institutions can now get their supplies as good as any N. Y. house at D. E. Cleary & Co.'s wholesale grocery can serve them. Complete stock. low prices. stores, Montgomery and Greens streets GRATEFUL TEACHERS. They Present Watches to Assemblyman Murphy and ex-Sheriff McLean. FOR PASSING BILL 159 Superintendent Snyder Com pliments the Work of Both Men. The school teachers of the city met yes terday in the auditorium of Public School No. 1, for the purpose of showing their appreciation of Assemblyman James J. Murphy’s services in securing the passage of the bill which increased their salaries. They also honored ex-Sheriff Alexander McLean for the assistance he rendered 'Mr. Murphy. Principal j. H. Brenslnger of No. 9 School, presided and the following pro gramme of vocal and instrumental music was dendered. Miss Julia Harney, piano solo, and Miss Kate Bradley sang "The Holy City.” Chairman Brenslnger called upon Supt. Snyder for a few remarks, and the superintendent said in part:— “We are gathered today to celebrate the passage of Assembly bill 159, and to give a reception to two gentlemen who actively participated in placing the measure on the statute books. I have had occasion at times to criticize teachers for talking too much, but with the refer ence to the agitation in favor of Assembly bill 159, I must admit that your talking had a good effect. You urged its passage without quibbling and stood together in a spirit of harmony until its enactment was secured. Your appearance at Tren ton and your dignified manner in urging your just claim to consideration made an excellent impression on the legislators. Your activity was wise, judicious and at no time ill-advised. Today you gather to honor the gentlemen who you think de serve more than ordinary honor.” Superintendent Snyder spoke of Assem blyman Murphy's earnest, enthusiastic work in advancing the cause of the- bill, and brought his remarks to a close by presenting that gentleman with a hand some gold watch, chain and locket on be half of the school teachers as a memen to of the occasion and their appreciation or his eitorts in their Denair. Assemblyman Murphy in accepting the gift made a feeling speech of thanks. He felt, he said, that too many persons were interested in the passage of the bill for any single one to take credit for piloting it through the Legislature. He said he appreciated the honor of introducing the bill and pledged himself always to do all in his power in the interest of any measure calculated to benefit the public schoolse of the State. ‘'Assemly bill 159 was successful be cause it was a righteous one, and the people of Jersey City supported it because the ywere anxious to keep their good teachers from going to New York, where a more generous system of remuneration is in vogue,” said Mr. Murphy. He again thanked the teachers for their graceful remembrance and resumed his seat, while over 300 pairs of daintly gloved hands ap plauded his remarks. Fresident Muivaney was tne next speaker. He commented upon the in fluence of the press in supporting just measures, and spoke of Mr. McLean's earnest work in furthering the passage of the Teachers’ Salary bill. He said the school teachers of Jersey City took the keenest pleasure in honoring a news paper man whose active and conscien tious efforts in their behalf had been faught with so much success, and that public recognition of his services was no more than his just due. He concluded by handling Mr. McLean a gold watch, chain and pendant, at the same time expressing the hope that many years of prosperity and usefulness were still in store for him. Mr. McLean received a hearty recep tion when he rose to reply. He said he espoused the cause of the school teachers without hope of reward, because he knew their cause was just. He was only too glad, he said, to enter as a private in the ranks when Assemblyman Murphy intro duced the bill, and went on to say that he hoped in the course of time to see a tenure of office as long as they behaved themselves and were competent to pur sue their profession. Mr. McLean said that the pledge that the Teachers’ Sal ary bill would not add a dollar to the tax budget would be kept, although it would take about seven years for the work at Trenton last winter in connection with the bill to be fully effective. "Then,” said Mr. McLean, "we will have no trouble with the Board of Finance, as we will be able to get along without them.” He said that in accepting the Lawyers V-— Desiring Expedi tion. Neat Work, and Accuracy in the printing of ♦— -♦ >-----< Law TSTork 1 ♦-—.♦ ' should secure the prompt delivery and moderate priced service of >—-4 The Jersey City News ---4 timepiece he felt he had almost 600 friends among the school teachers of Jersey City, while he was sure the teachers h-ad one friend in him. Mr. McLean, in conclusion, paid a tribute to the faithful work done by school teachers in educating the young, and gave it as his opinion that a system of regular promotion, as well as progres sive salaries, should be inaugurated. He expressed his cordial appreciation of the mark of the teachers’ esteem toward him. HENRY MAAS BURIED. Impressive Funeral of Mur derer Garrabrandt’s Victim. The funeral of Little Henry Maas, who was murdered by John Garrabrant, on Saturday last took place from St. Michael’s Church, this morning, when a solemn high requiem was celebrated. A great crowd watched the funeral cortege as it left the home of the boy. No. 220 Cole street. The body rested in a white plush covered casket and was carried in a white hearse, preceded by a coupe Ailed with Horal tributes from friends of the family and the dead body. Some of these were from pupils of St. Lucy’s School and of No. 21 School. The church w;as well Ailed and a great crow-d was gathered in the vicinity of Hamilton Park. The mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father Kelly, the Rev. Father Sheppard officiating as Deacon, and the Rev. Father McDermott as Sub-Deacon. • Though not customary in the Catholic Church to deliver funeral orations tho Rev. Father Sheppard said that the case was an exceptional one and he departed from the usual rule. He said there were lessons to be drawn from death of the boy lying in front of him. Death, always sad to contemplate, might be hourly ex pected. In this case it had come in an un usually sad manner—through the hand of a murderer, a slayer. It was cowardly and pernicious, but both families deserv ed the sympathy of all. Father Sheppard said he could‘not tell which of the fam ilies ought to be sympathized with the most. The murderers’ ease could be left to the strict arms of justice and justice would take care of it. The speaker then proceeded to draw a few lessons from the death of young Maas. It behooved parents to be very careful in bringing up their children, to surround them with proper influences. It was not strange, he said, so many crimes occur, on account of the many tempta tions by which the youth of today is sur rounded. The speaker scored sensational newspapers, which, he said, were con stantly filled with stories of crime. He also alluded to the saloons and groggeries, which he said in many instances were run in defiance of law. Gambling dens, he de clared, were run open in some cases. All these influences, he declared', were | per nicious. He appealed to all parents pres ent to appreciate their obligations in the matter of rearing their children. Six boys, James McKeever, Thomas Farrell, Philip Beggins, M. and J. Hynes and Thomas Deehan were the pall bear ers. e The bodv was buried in the Hudson County Catholic Cemetery. Undertaker Thomas F. Carey had charge of the fun eral arrangements. CLEMENTS ASSOCIATION STAG. Many Politicians Enjoy an Excel lent Entertainment. The annual stag of the Alex. J. Cle ments Association, which is named atfer the popular Freeholder of the First Ward, took place last evening at the Third 'National Bank Building, Grove and Morgan streets. There were fully five hundred friends of the association present in the hall and standing room was at a premium. The decorations were elaborate, mey consisted of the Na+ional colors. Among the large audience were numer ous politicians from all qver the county. The committee did excelent work and was given praise for the manner in which it conducted the entertainment. It wTas composed of:—Wiliam Dooly, chairman; Honey Murray, Daniel Hickey, F. Schnai bel, Joseph Clements, Benjamin Taylor and Thomas Rutledge. The performers were excellent and are all deserving of great praise for the excellent entertain ment they gave. The programme oontained the following numbers:—The Temple Male Quartette, Messrs. Pollard, Boys and H. and C. Morgan; George Thomas, humorist; J. J. Mulligan, comic songs: Frank Newkirk, imitations of J. K. Emmett, Mr. R. Baker, piano selections, and songs by James Ford, Peter Kenedy, Charles Pol lard, Harry Morgan, Edward Boys and Peter Kane. The anual outing of the association will take place July 15. LEAD PIPE THIEVES CAUGHT. Were at ^fork 'When tke Police Descended Upon Them. Three men charged with being lead pipe thieves were in the (First Criminal Court this morning, before Police Justice Hoos, and held in $300 ball for further examina tion. They were held for the purpose of giving the police authorities an oppor tunity to further investigate their records. The prisoners are John English, 25 years old, of No. 514% Henderson street; John Stanley, 21 years old, of No. 364 Henderson street, and Michael Finnigan. 21 years old, of No. 174 Morgan street. The complain ant is Miss Cassie Hogan, who owns the house at No. 382 Henderson street, from which the men stole 65 feet of lead pipe, it is alleged. The trio entered the house yesterday and were seen by Mrs. Julia Dickinson, one of the tenants. Mr. Dickinson told Patrolman Wickham, of the Seventh street station, of the presence of the men in the cellar and he placed them under arrest. When arraigned the men had no defence to make. CROSSED WIRE CAUSED A FIRE. The crossing of electric light wires last night caused a slight Are in the three story frame building, No. 942 Summit av enue. The house is owned and occupied by August Zeller. Mixed Tribnte. On a tombstone in an old New England churchyard there is an epitaph which never fails to bring a smile to the face of the reader. To the memory of Ann Sophia and Julia by their grateful widower, James B. Rol lins. They made home pleusant. P. R. R. IMPROVEMENT Opposed Because It May Make Channels Shallow. Tracks have been laid for a mile on the branch line of the Pennsylvania Railroad which is to connect the main tracks of the New York division at Waverly with the great new pier to be constructed in the upper bay. It is evident that the impor tant improvement is to be pushed for ward to completion as rapidly as possibly. It w'as learned from General Superin tendent Sheppard, of the Pennsylvania, yesterday, that the branch is to parallel the tracks of the Lehigh Valley for some distance. The two railroads may use the same bridge across Newark Bay, and the Lehigh will, for a time at least, have priv ileges on the pier. Solid construction is to be carried out as far as the government bulkhead line. The Pennsylvania wants this line moved out two thousand feet further, because, unless it is, there will not be room enough on the new made ground to handle trains of the length that may be accommodated on me pier proper. ^ This matter of moving the bulkhead line is, therefore, of great importance to the railroad. The early construction of the ferry to Bay Ridge, connecting with the ■Long Island Railroad, depends in part on the settlement of this question about the location of the bulkhead line. There is a prospect, too, that the line may not be moved out, since a vigorous protest may be made by the shipping interests. Nearly a hundred acres of the upper bay will be given up if the request of the railroad is granted. That this is of con sequence may be understood from a mere computation of the quantity of water that may be kept out of the bay. A hundred acres of water, six feet deep—that being the height of the average tide—is more than eight hundred thousand tons. That much less water would pass over the Chanels at Sandy Hook on the incoming and outgoing tide, It has always been held by the government harbor engineers that the Jersey flats are necessary to secure the scouring out of the channels by the tides. In the very place where the Pennsyl vania Railroad has asked for a change of the harbor line the engineers have taken extraordinary precautions to prevent any stoppage of the todal flow. Usually the inspection of the construction of open jvork piers within the pierhead line is left to the States. In this case, however, the engineers have ruled that no structures shall be built between the bulkhead and pierhead lines without the approval of the Secre tary of War. Colonel Robert, of the Har bor Line Board, has notified the principal steamship men and many others to attend the hearing next Monday morning on the Pennsylvania’s petition to have the bulk head line moved out. “There is too little water in the channels of the lower bay now,” said Gustav H. Schwab, of the North German Lloyd line, yesterday. “If rvhat the railroad purposes is to put in solid filling to the bulkhead line and have that line put out two thou sand feet farther, or any farther into the bay, I have no hesitation in saying it ought to be stopped. However, I wish to say that I have every confidence that the government engineers will guard the ship ping interests and forbid this improve ment if in any sense it may jeopardize the harbor.” WRECKS REMOVED. Pilotage Commissioners Held Their Monthly Meeting Today. At the monthly meeting of the Pilotage Commission of the State of New Jersey, held this morning in the Imperial Hotel a report was made as to the recent ground ing of the steamer Havana on the Dia mond Reef in the East River. Pilot Her rol was in charge and he will have to ex plain to the Commissioners at their next hearing how he came to make the blun der. * President Daniel C. Chase presided and there were present Commissioners Henry W. Miller, Mark Townsend, John C. Weaver and Captain John R. Demar, who was Secretary. President Chase, who has been giving much attention to the matter of ri\i;r and harbor improvement, was empowered to carry on the work he Is en gaged in. At the next meeting a report on that subject will probably be ready. Secretary Dewar reported that the schooner Van Clief wrecked at Keyport had been removed; also the schooner Ex celsion wrecked in the channel oft Wood bridge Creek. The removal of the barge Santel sunk oft old Orchard Shoals. Rari tan Bay, is in progress, and in a few days will be effected. Notifications of all these obstructions was promptly sent to the Engineering Bureau, U. S. A., and White hall street, New York. The Board then adjourned. ___ AN ENCOURAGING REPORT. First United Presbyterian Chnroh in a Prosperous Condition. The concluding dedicatory services of the First United Presbyterian Church at the Boulevard and Sip avenue, was held last evening. The Building Committee delivered its final report to the congrega tiom and was discharged with thanks. The report showed the cost of the church to have been a trifle over $25,000. About $12,000 of this sum has been raised by the members and a ladles’ committee. The report was a pleasing one and gave much encouragement to the members; The dis charged committee was composed of Thomas J. Stewart. President: the Rev. Andrew' Henry, Treasurer; H. K. Means, Secretary, and William Mason and Will iam Stewardson. The present officer^ of the church are:— H. K. Means, Clerk of Session; William Stewardson, President of the Board of Trustees, and Richard T. Means. Treas urer of the congregation. The services last evening were simple and led by the pastor. A Serious Subject. “This is no laughing matter," remarked the editor, as he handed back the hu- j morist's manuscript. An Old and Well TriedRemedy. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for j ciuiaren teething should always oe Used for chiidrert white teething, it soitens the ■ gums, allays the pain, cures wind colie and is the best remedy lor diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle. Tells Vice Chancellor Pitney of Her Husband’s Harsh Treatment. Madame Marie Denivclle, whom her husband Frederic, a chef in Delmonico's. is suing for divorce had an opportunity yesterday afternoon to tell her side of the domestic trouble in the Hoboken house hold to Vice Chancellor Pitney. There was some difficulty in the taking of tes timony yesterday because one of the wit neses couldn't speak English and the in terpreter couldn't translate cousel’s ques tions in to French. Madame is a very attractive young woman and her accent and ways charmed the younger members of the bar who flocked in only of course to study the case. She used her eyes very effectively and stamped her little foot when she re ferred to her husband. “Miserable,” she exclaimed, looking at him. wnat ao you mean Dy that? asked tne husband’s lawyer in cross examination. “ ‘Miserable’ in French doesn’t mean the same as in English," the Vice Chan cellor explained; “it is a sort of, ahem, you know, a malediction. If the case goes on much longer my French will get a good brushing up. Go on, Madame Continuez.” “Well, sare, dees Frederic he come to see me twice a year and zen he say to me that he come to see hees child, not me. I cry and he cry, and I throw myself into hees arms and zen we both cry encore and make it up, but he does not make it un.” Producing a square inch of lace hand kerchief Madam wiped her eyes and her husband pulling out a small table cloth mopped his face and whispered to his lawyer who asked Madame if she didn’t call her husband names:— "I call him nevare cochon.” “ ‘Cochon’ means ‘pig,’ ” said the Court to the lawyer. Madame admitted that she had caused her husband's arrest in New York for non-support. That was in 1S94, and she did so, she said, because she didn’t know what to do. “What was done with him?” asked the Vice Chancellor. “Ze Judge he say go and live together, but my husband would not and I would not live together myself.” "Do I understand you, Madame, to say that your husband brought home at mid night anarchists, socialists or whatever you call them, and ask you to get out of bed and give it up to them?” interrupted the Vice Chancellor, suddenly wheeling around in his chair and facing the wit ness. Madame said “Yes,” and her husband made scornful grimaces and retorted in a stage whisper, “Mon Dieu c’est incroy able.” The Vice Chancellor heard him and there was an ominous rap of the gavel and a don’t-you-dare-to-say-that again look on the Court's face. With Madam's evidence the case closed and next week the argument will take place. MEDALS FOR CHILDREN. Greenville's Flag to Be Raised on Decoration Day. A meeting of the Columbia Park Flag and Pole Committee was held last night at Armbruster's Hotel, Greenville Schuet zen Park. President Gotthardt announced that Colonel Robert Smith had consented to allow several companies of the Fourth Regiment to participate in the flag rais ing exercises to be held on Decoration Day. The committee decided last evening to distribute souvenir badges among the children who recently held a successful entertainment for the benefit of the fund. It wras also decided to appoint a recep tion committee to care for the comforts of the committee’s guests on the day of the exercises. A meeting will be held next week to complete final arrangements for the flag raising ceremonies. Among the speakers who have promised to deliver addresses the ex-Judge Robert Hudspeth and ex-Judge Henry Puster. Mayor Hoos has promised to receive the flag on behalf of the city from the com mittee. ___ CIRCUIT COURT CASES. Friday, May 11, 1900:— Supreme Court cases—Nos. 95. 96, 97, 9S, 99. 100. 79. €0, 87, 89. 90. 92, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 106. 107, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 11S, 119, 120, 122, 123. A Sharp Retort. Sir Robert Peel was once going through a picture collection with a friend where there was a portrait of a prominent Eng lishman who was famous for saying sharp things. “How wonderfully like!” said the friend. “You can see the quiver on his lips.” “Yes,” replied Sir Robert, "and the ar rows coming out of it.”—Youth's Com panion. NOTICE IS HE.RBY GIVEN THAT WATER RENTS FOR THE YEAR 4900-1901 WILL BE DUE on the 1st DAY of MAY 1900, and the game will be payable to the Registrar, at the office of the Water De partment, Room. 19, City Hall, Jersey City, N. J. PENALTIES FOR NON-PAYMENT will be added as follows: On all rents remaining unpaid on the 1st day of July following, ONE (1) per cent. On the 1st day of September, TWO (2) per cent. On the 1st day of November, THREE (3) per cent. Interest at the rate of SEVEN (7) per cent, per annum will be added to all rents remaining unpaid <-n the 20th DAY OF DECEMBER following. Water rent.*? for the year 1900-19C1 will not be received from property in arrears until such arrears are paid. Board of Street and Water Commission ers. Uy <n:0. T. BOUTON, ( lerk. Dated Jersey City, April 30, 1900. /. ssfel&k'. .rife .. fc\. W - MR. NIBLETT SURPRISED. The Noonday Club Gives Him a Diamond Badge. A complimentary dinner was given td the Noonday Club and their guests last evening by one of their- members, Fire Commissioner Henry Z. Niblett, on New ark avenue. Curing the dinner Mayor Hoos on behalf of the clu'b presented Commissioner Niblett with a solid gold fire bade studded with a diamond. The Commissioner in response to tha address of the Mayor thanked his friends in a neat speech. This was not the only surprise of tha evening, when Mr. William Symes, arose and presented Judge James J. Murphy with a handsome ivory and silver mount ed gavel. Judge Murphy responded in a neat speech of thanks. This is the menu served:— £ Little Neck Clams SOUP Chicken a la Creole Rad Mi ex FISH Eastern Shore Blue Fish, Maltre D’Hotel New Bermuda Potatoes ENTREE Fillet of Boeuf, Mushroom Sauce Potato Croquettes New Green Peas Asparagus Tip* ROAST Roast Spring Turkey, Cranberry Sauce Mashed Potatoes SALADS Chicken Lobster Ice Cream Strawberries Assorted Cake, Coffee Cheese LIQUORS White Label Cognac Ponte Cants Apollinaris Cigars Among those present were:—Mayor lloos. City Collector Robert Davis, Fire Commissioners Erickson, Hennessey and Niblett, Police Justice James J. Murphy, Michael I. Fagen, Collector of Port of Jersey City; John J. Mulvaney, James J. Billington, George W. Henry, John Win ters, Stuart Vanderbeek, F. T. Kelieher, William Tilton, Thomas Fallon, John Larthrop, William Syme3 and Dr. T. E. Smith._ MISS MAGGIE REID DEAD. Miss Maggie Reid, nineteen years old, of No. 251 Twelfth street, died in Bellvue Hospital, New Tork, last night, of elephantiasis. She had been suffering wtih the disease, which is a very rare one, about two years. Honors About Even, It is a question which takes longer, for a woman to get ready to go to her kind of entertainment, or a man to get ready to come home from his.—Atchison Globe. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, May 10, 1900.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Friday. For New York City and vicinity‘Fair and cool tonight, with frost; Friday fair and warmer; fresh west erly winds. Hartnatt’s Thermomatrleal Report. May 9. Deg.'May 10. Dey. 3 P. M.54 6 A. IM. 47 6 P. M.40 9 A. M.51 9 P. M.4d 12 noon.55 12 midnight.-.43| DIED. FENTON—On Wednesday. May, 9. 1900, Mrs. Ann Fenton, mother of Mrs. A. Dohertv, at the residence of her daughter. No. 91 Newark avenue. Funeral wil ltake place Friday after noon at 2 o’clock. RYAN—On Tuesday, May S, 1900, James, beloved husband of Catherine Ryan, aged 33 years. Relatives and friends are Invited to at tend the funeral from his late residence. No. 232 Randolph avenue., on Friday, May 11. at 9 A. —; thence to St. Patrick’s Church where a solemn high mass will be offered for the happy repose at his soul. SCHLATMANN—On Tuesday, May 8, 1900. William F. Schlatmann, aged 43 years. 1 Relatives and friends, also Greenville Lodge, No. 10, T. Q. O. F., and Compani No. 50, Germania Schuetzen Bund of N. J., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence. No. 18 Greenville avenue, on Saturday, May 12, at 3 P. M. VINE— James Y"ine, beloved husband of Eliza Vine, aged 61 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence. No. 857 Newark avenue, on Friday, May 11, at 2:30 P. M. Interment Jersey City Cemetery. Please omit flowers. WAGST A1' x n tuesaay, may o, iuw, Annie, "beloved wife of Solomon "Wag staff. aged 34 years. Relatives and friends are Invited to at tend the funeral from her late residence. No. 100 Jackson avenue, on Friday, May 11, at S A. M.; thence to St. Patrick's Church, where a solemn high mass will | be offered for the happy repose of her soul. OGG—At his late residence, No. 3 Man ning avenue, on Tuesday, May 3, 1900, James S. husband of Jennie Ogg, aged 42 vears and 7 months. Relatives " and friends, also Hiram Lodge No. 17, F. & A. M., and Bergen Council. No. 149. R. A., are invited to at tend the funeral on Thursday, May 10, at S P M., from the John Knox Presby terian Church, corner Manning avenue and Grand street. CORCORAN—On Tuesday, May S, 1900, John J. Corcoran. . Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral from his late residence. No. 2S0 Ninth street, on Friday, May U. i at 9 A. M.; thence to St. Michaels ; Churoh. where a requiem mass will be offered for the repose of his soul.