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ONE CENT LAST EDITION. YOE. XII.-NO. 3409. .IEESEY CITY, TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 1900. LAST EDITION, ONE LAST EDITION. PE ICE ONE CENT. IS IT A NUISANCE? Property Owners Disagree Over Johnson’s Cow Stables. HEALTH BOARD HEARS THE FIGHT Talk About a Much* Needed Sewer Took Up the Rest of the Evening. Two matters of general Importance monopolized the attention of the City Board of Health at last night’s meeting of that body, which preceded the regular meeting of the ‘Police Board. Both were concerning nuisances that have been dis cussed for months past in local ward im provement associations in the Hudson City section. The Eleventh and Twelfth wards were etrongly represented. Members of the •Eleventh Ward Improvement Association kicked because people living on the eas“ aide of Palisade avenue, south of Jefferson street, had no proper sewer connections, /and sewage from their houses had to run out on Hoboken avenue, where it wound about the foot of the 'Hill. Another delegation, including a number of women, came down from the Twel.'th Ward to ask for an abatement of the nuisance caused by the keeping of twelve or fourteen cows in stable# by Alex. John ston, at No. 205 Hutton street. Complaints from these cow stables have been dis cussed for years in meetings of the local associations. Mr. Johnston established them twenty-six years ago on the out skirts of the old Hudson City section. That section is rapidly growing, and priv ate residences and tenement houses have been built all around them. Two petitions had been presented to the Board. That against Mr. Johnston’s stables contained only half the names of the one signed by male property owners of the vicinity de claring that Johnston's cow stables were not a nuisance. Former Freeholder Frederick Stuhr re presented Mr. Johnston, and the complain ants were subjected to a rigid cross-exam ination. They complained, but President McGill said the Board was anxious to get at the bottom of the facts, and he allowed both sides latitude. ;v I .-rioctor Benjamin and other members of the Health Board declared they had visited the premises and did not find them a nuisance. All of them declared that they had found proper sewer connections between the premises complained of and the adjacent sewer, and that the premises were clean and in good order. The delegation showed ugne, and suc ceeded in impressing the members of the Board, despite the fact that Johnston was represent«*J by attorney and that the Health Board’s testimony was against them, with the fact that a personal in vestigation should be made. The matter was referred to the Committee of the Whole. Mr, M. Everson and his wife headed the delegation. Both declared that they had lived in the neighborhood for almost fifteen years and that the nuisance had become intolerable. It was necessary to keep windows down in ho.t weather. Mrs. Everson blamed the condition of her son’s health on Johnson's stables. Mrs. Jennie Tresouthwick also gave tes timony against the cow stables. She had only lived a few months in the neighbor hood. She claimed the foul smells eman ating from Johnson’s cow stables was detrimental to the health of her children. Counselor Stuhr plied questions. Despite the facts that the evidence was against Johnston he scored an inning. The coun selor sarcastically asked Mr. Everson if he was afflicted with any other diseases than those he had enumerated, which he attributed to the foul smells emanating from Johnson's cow stables, and Mr. Everson ironically admitted that he wa3 afflicted with colds, rheumatism, deafness and corns of the feet. Dr. McGill was listening. “Any other ailments?” asked the wil lowy former Freeholder, eyeing the com plainant through rimless eye glasses, while he dangled his long crossed legs from the rim of the reporter’s table. “Yes, ulcer of the stomach," declared Mr. Everson, with a grimace. “I had to go out and throw up my dinner.” “But you have just testified that you work all day,” interpolated the easy go ing counselor. And the fiery witness, who disdained the chair placed at the instance of Dr. McGill for Mrs. Everson, and climbed up into the armed witness chair of the First Criminal Police Court room, which rests on an elevated platform, replied:— “Yes, but I’m home on Sundays.” After ascertaining that this act oc curred on a Saturday the counselor asked: “Do you remember what diseases your wife is afflicted with?” “She takes care of her own diseases. I take care of mine.” “But your son?” “I'm not an expert on tneoiogy. we an have to get up and go out of our homes.” “On what dates?” “There’s too much verbiage about your Ouestions.” “Further testimony was given to show that after' a recent complaint had been made Johnston and his family and help were obliged to hustle to remove the filth before the anticipated visit of health in spectors was made. The delegation from the Hudson City Improvement Association then arose to go. President McGill and Commissioner Til den had listened to both sides attentively and they will investigate. Members of the Hudson City delegation said they looked upon the cow shed business as a farce. The Commissioners, after listening to both aides of the controversy, referred the mat ter for further consideration to the Com mittee of the Whole. The members of the delegation from the Eleventh Ward Improvement Association, who were principally interested in the abatement of the nuisance caused by resi dents of the east side of Palisade avenue, south of Jefferson street, allowing sewage from their houses to fester in the hot summer sun that shines upon Hoboken avenue or in the triangular or quadrangu lar sections of the meadows formed by railway embankments, stated the cause of their complaint succinctly. President Mc Gill listened to the various complaints ar.d gave the delegation to understand that the Health Board wanted to help f them and was willing to do anything that would help to improve the sanitary condi tion of the city. The delegation was com posed of Messrs. Barber. Farmer, Wack erman, Baubahn, Reese and Pihlmann. They suggested various remedies. Health Inspector Benjamin said if any body had cause for complaint it was. resi dents of the Horseshoe. He told of the present system for drainage of that sec tion across the meadows, whereby the meadows are flushed twice a day by the salt water tides. President (McGill asked If it wouldn t be a good idea for the Hudson City Im provement Association to map out its own plan of how the evil the association was interested in could be best remedied, to gether with costs. ‘ We can’t construct a sewer.” he paid, "but we’ll do all in our power to help you,” he added. On the President’s suggestion a sub committee of the Board, consisting of Drs. Brinkerhoff and Rector, to act in conjunction with a similar committee of the Hudson City Improvement Associa tion, was appointed, to report to th Board at its next meeting the most feasible plan for the abatement of the nuisance com plained of. __ MRS. MASON’S THIRD MISTRIAL Juror Said He Didn't Know Anyone Interested, But He Did. The third trial of the suit of Mrs. E. Mason against Mrs. Boren C. Thue sen, of Eleventh and Garden streets, Ho boken, resulted this morning in another mistrial. At the opening of the trial yes •?rday Congressman Daly, who represents the defendant, asked the jurors if any of them was a^uainted with the plaintiff or defendant and they all answered in the negative. Just before the court convened this morning Mrs. Mason and her husband were standing near their counsel, Corpor ation Attorney James F. 'Minturn of Ho boken, when the jurors came in to take their seats in the box. William K. Baker, one of the jurors, stepped up to Mr. Mason with an expansive smile and outstretched hand and greeted him with the cordiality ^ of an old and warm friend. Congressman Daly, who had his eagle eye on the proceeding, called the attention i 3f the Court to it. He said that when the j jurors were questioned yesterday all of them, including Mr. Baker, had disclaim ed acquaintanceship with either the plaintiff or defendant. It was evident, however, from the cordial greeting be tween Juror Baker and Mr. Mason that they were old acquaintances, and possibly warm friends and that Mr. Baker had made a misstatement. At the request of Mr. Daly Judge Nevius withdrew one juror and ordered a mistrial. Mrs. Mason and her husband were tenants in a at owned by Mrs. Thensen. On December 6, 1895, as Mrs. Mason was about to go to church her clothing caught liref rom a smal lamp which had been placed on the stairs and se was severely burned. She is till obliged to use crutches for walking. Her suit is for $19,000 and her husband for $1,500 for the loss of her services. At the first trial the court grant ed a non-suit, but was reversed by the up per court. The second suit resulted In a mis trial because one of the jurors talked’ about the case with somebody Interest ed. TWO MEN HURT BY HORSE Harry Voss, of No. 32 Bay View avenue, and William Classin, of No. 104 Van Cliff street, were seriously injured in a runa way acident which occurred on Bay View avenue, shortly after eight o’clock this morning. The men were loading barrels on the truck when the horse took fright, and in bolting threw both men from the wagon. Voss had his right arm broken, and Clossin’s left leg was broken. Vo3S ■was taken to his home, but Clossin was sent to the CityH ospital. The horse was captured a few blocks away. NO INCREASE IN TUNNELS. The Street and Water Board have de cided not to order the larger tunnels for the new water supply because they think that there ise no reason for the outlay. Mayor Hoos is opposed to increasing the carry capacity from 75 to 100,009,000 gal lons. His honor believes that for a great many years 75,000,000 will be more than necessary and when that does arise then the city officials in future can grapple with the question. INITIATED AS ELKS. Commissioner Anthony Haupk and James S. Nolan were made menvprs of Jersey City Lodge No. 211, B. P. O. R., last night. There was a good attendance, and when it was all over the new members looked as if they liked the "goat riding” process. LEADER DAVIS BACK IN TOWN. Mr. Robert Davis, returned last night from Acre, N. V., where he has been en joying a few days rest. It has done him a great deal of good and he is now ready to face the trials of the -big convention in Kansas City next week. MAENNERCHOR REHEARSAL The final rehearsal of the Jersey City Maenn-erchor wil take .place this evening. The society will rehearse the part it will take in the National Singing Pest to be held in Brooklyn next week. ENTERTAINMENT AT TRINITY. The Ladies’ Aid Society of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, York I street, will give a musical entertainment next Thursday evening. It will toe assist ed by the members of the Epworth | League. FIRST REPUBLICANS TO MEET. The committee which had charge of the recent picnic of the (First Ward Republi can Club will make a report this evening at the regular meeting. young republicans to meet. A regular meeting of the Young Men’s Republican Association will take place this evening at the quarters, No. 41 Greg ory street. An Old and Well Tried Remedy Airs. Winslows Soothing Syrup for enudren teething should always De used for children wnlie teething. It softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic and is the beet remedy tor diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottic. METHODIST DEBTS Presiding Elder Wright Tells What Money is Being Raised. HOBOKEN AND BAYONNE CHAT The Jersey City Churches Hope to Get Theirs Paid This Year. The Twentieth Century movement of the Methodist Episcopal Church is broad ening to an enormous extent. From indi i cations and figures now to be obtained i from local sources, there is every reason to believe success awai'ts the labors of all pastors and others interested in the colos sal undertaking. This movement, a gen eral one, has gained considerable impetus since the first of the year, particularly in this country. In the Jersey CJty district of the New ark Conference, presided over by Elder John R. Wright, there has been unusual activity. The Linden Avenue Methodist Church was the first to take decided and successful steps In the raising of the church debt, which is one of the many points of the big movement. All the world over Methodists are ear nestly advancing the project. When the enormous and beneficial plan was suggest ed a few years ago, those who had studied the workings of the church were en thusiastic over the bright prospects. No less than $20,000,000 was to be raised by the end of this year as a thanks offering, and 2,000,000 souls saved. Every church in the great circuit was informed of the scheme. And every church was to contribute to the great fund. Now, particularly in this country, the churches are considering the advisability of pursuing divers courses with regard to the disposition of the funds. The money can be used for hospi tals, education, paying off debts on churches or for the broadening of the work of the Board of Deaconesses, which, as was explained in the last report to the Newark Conference, was only in its infancy. Information as to the progress of the movement in the Newark Confer ence and especially in the Jersey City dis trict, will doubtless prove of more than a little interest to church goers. Last year a meeting was held in St. Paul's Church, Newark, and a committee was appointed in every church to advise with the pastor as to the best means for advancing the movement. On Novem ber 28, of the same year, a meeting was held in St. Paul’s Church of Jersey City. At this meeting the movement to use the funds to remove all debts from the churches of the Jersey City district was met with enthusiasm. A committee was appointed at me . Union meeting held a few weeks later, to work in harmony with the committee ap pointed for this district, at the annual conference of 1S99. These committees de vised plans for reaching every church in the district. Three rallies have been held since last year and it is the purpose of these churches to continue the rallies un til the debts are wiped out. Ten churches last year made provisions for removing the debt. Some of the money was in the form of pledges covering a period of two years or less. Many of the pledges have long since been redeem ed. Areola has a beautifully remodeled church at a cost of $7,500, all paid. St. Paul’s of Jersey City has her debt of $3,500, provided for and Hoboken’s $13,000 debt, was cleared off a short time ago. When the congregation knew that the debt ■had been cancelled they broke into cheers and the doxology was sung again and again. Bayonne has shouldered her $2,300 debt with ease. The amount raised in the year for payment of debts and improvements on church property, was $60,281 and by special gifts and legacies, $58,688 more. The total is nearly $120,000. In Jersey City, Emory, St. Paul’s, Lafayette and the West Side Methodist Churches are deeply interested in the work. These churches will remove every cent of their indebtedness before the year ends. There are several other churches in the district which will also get clear of debt, thus leaving the entire district perfectly free. Presiding Elder Wright was interviewed last,evening on the outlook for the suc cess of the movement in general and par ticularly in his own district. “While I may not be in a position to speak on the subject generally,” said he, "I feel perfectly safe in assuming that the movement is going along magnificent ly. The total indebtedness of my district is not more than $100,000. This will be under way. The summer is not the best time of the year for this sort of campaign work, but in the fall the project will be pushed at a great rate. "Our next rally taxes place in tne Lafayette Church in September. What we particularly desire to do is to re build the Hackettstown Institute, which was destroyed by lire. This I hope will be successful. Then some of the funds wTill go to the Deaconesses’ work; some for education, some for hospitals and of course the debts of all churches will be looked after. This movement of payiu* off the debts, I proposed and it has met with great favor. We hope that by im proving our districts loyally, the Metho dist Church is bound to be benefited gen erally. The work is very encouraging so far, and I can say without -hesitation that this year almost double the interest has been manifested.” The Twentieth Century Commission has held five meetings for the entire New ark Conference. The Commission has published and circulated) among the churches of the Conference 10,000 souven lers; 20,000 subscription cards, 1,000 circu lar letters and 6,000 programmes, all of which have been paid for without expense to the church or conference. The secre tary has reported that nearly $200,000 has been subscribed and paid toward the various interests. This Commission earnestly requests the pastors and Pre siding Elders to work hard to secure funds with which to rebuild) the Hackettstown Institute and to labor in dustriously to secure their portion of the twenty million of dollars and the saving of two millions of souls. Remember this: No other medicine has such a record of cures as Hood’s Sarsaparilla. When you want a good medicine, get Hood’s. AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS Two Sisters Meet in Ho boken—Story of the Separation. Two sisters, who had not seen each other for twenty-five years, met in Ho boken yesterday. The meeting waa brought about by the ceaseless efforts of one of them, who spent a small fortune in prosecuting the search. More than thirty years ago a husband and wife in New York quarreled and separated. Their two baby girls were placed in the Home for the Friendless. There they grew up and were cared for together until the elder, Mary, was in dentured to a family in 'New York. A year or two later a Hoboken couple named Stein adopted the other, a little tot of four. Mary grew up to be a beautiful maiden and before she was twenty married a wealthy Brooklyn merchant by the name of Moore. How it came about that the re cords of her sister’s indenture became lost is not known. But 'Shortly after the little one left the home all traces of her where abouts became unknown. Determined to find her, the older sister hired private de tectives to institute a search. The country was scoured, State by State, but no clue of the lost one could be found. “Keep on looking and don’t mind the ex pense,” was the only answer the detec tives got when reporting the result of their futile efforts to Mrs. Moore. They kept on and the result of their long hunt was the meeting of the sisters yesterday. The younger sister had remained with the Steins until about five years ago, when she married Mr. Dilger, a well known Ho boken sportsman. The couple have several children and reside at No. 308 Monroe street; It was at the Dilger home that the meeting of the sisters took place. Mrs. Dilger was amusing her little baby g.rl at the front window when a carriage and team drove up to the door, a coachman In livery on the box. A fashionably dressed woman alighted. The caller was Mrs. Moore. She at first was doubtful whether Mrs. Dilger was her sister or not. But the latter dispelled all dou'bt by display ing a tiny ring on her baby’s finger which she herself had worn when a tot in long dresses. Several little incidents made the sisters sure of their relationship and then their joy was unbounded. Mrs. Moore remained with her sister over night. ‘Both are now mothers with children of their own to care for. They , had much to talk of. Mrs. Moore, among other things, told her sister that she had lately received word from the West which made her hope that their father could yet be located. He was supposed to have gone to •California after separating from his wife. She has no hope of ever hearing from her mother, she said. She is inclined to I believe her mother is dead. ST. JOHN'S COMMENCEMENT. Exceedingly Interestingly Program me Given East Night. I The thirteenth annual closing exercises of St. John’s Parochial School commenced in the school hall last evening and will be Continued tonight. They were remarkably interesting. The programme opened with a play, entitled ‘‘The Enchanted Ap ple,” with Miss Mary Scott, Miss Rose Torzewski, Miss Annie Daly, Miss Catha rine Connaughton, Miss Annie Eagan and a number of boys and girls in the cast. Many beautiful choruses and some clever recitations were enjoyed by the audience. Miss Margaret Kelly distinguished her self in a sword dance. Miss Louisa Thiel was awarded a gold medal in a class o fseventy-five for not having missed a day, hour or minute in five years’ at tendance. Miss Rose Terzewski and Miss Mary Whelan were awarded special medals for puncuality in attendance in fiev years. ooks were distributed to all the other members of the classes. An interesting programme will be pres ented tonight. The.graduates are:—Misses Rose Torzewski, Miss Mary Scott and Masters William Hoar, Edward Gallagher and Joseph Murphy. WASN'T HE JUSTIFIED? If Bowers’ Story Was True He “Wasn’t So Much to Blame. James Powers, an Italian junkman, 21 years old, of No. 2S4 Seventh street, was arraigned today in the Second Criminal Court charged with assault and battery on Mary Vreedenberg, of No. 379 Mon mouth street. The alleged assault was committed at a picnic at Baldwin Park. The complainant testified that she hap pened to touch owers on the back when he turned, struck hgr in the face and knocked her down. owers said that Miss Vreedneberg had been his best girl but hat they are now on the outs. Yet, he aleges, she follows him about and every new hat he gets she delights in breaking, having up to date ruined for him $14 worth. She seized his straw hat at the picnic and in his effort ot get it way from her his fist slipped and struck her. His admission of striking her was the only part of the story Justice Murphy believed and, remarking that a man who strikes a woman is no good, the Justice imposed a fine of $10 and costs. Bowers is to stand committed until that amount is o-id. FINE CHANCE TO INVEST. Large Property in Englewood to Be Sold Saturday. The Charles F. Mattlage property to he sold on Saturday, June 30, at action by Wiliam E. Taylor, comprises some of the finest lots and plots ever offered' In Engle wood. The property Is ituateid on a knoll on an elevation of over thirty feet over looking the town. The street are macadamised, gas, shade trees and all Improvements. I tis near depot and trol ley. The terms are J10 down and S3 monthly. 'No interest or taxes for one year. En glewood is a live city of six to eight thou sand population. It has high elevation, good markets, stores, banks, sewers, elec tric lights and pure spring water. Com mutation to New York on Northern (R. R. of N. J. is about nine cents a trip. William E. Tayior, of No, 113 Liberty street, New York, is the auctioneer. PATERSON ROAD. Secaucus Committee Asks Freeholders to Extend the Improvement. PRESENT CONDITION DANGEROUS Complaints of Various Kinds Made Yesterday to the Board. The Board of Freeholders held a meet ing yesterday afternoon and made a re cord by convenirg very near to the time fixed. Just a bare quorum answered tq their names when Cleric Egan called the roll. Clerk Egan read a petition signed by Mayor Jacob F. iHuber and Councilmen George Lausacker, Charles Born, Adam Zengel, Andrew Breinmer, Sebastian Meisch, August Becker and Borough Cierk Adrian Post of Secaucus asking that the widening and improving of the Hacken sack plank road, instead of terminating at a point in Secaucus*, be continued to th.? Hackensack 'River. The reason assigned for the request that the road between the points named was very narrow and with the several sharp inclines and close prox was dangerous to man, beast and prop imity of the trolley tracks, travel there was dangerous to man, beast and prop erty. The communication was referred to the special committee in charge of the im provement with power, as was one from Mr. Ernst G. Asm us, requesting that the county build a retaining wall at the point where his property abutted the Paterson Plank Road, to prevent his real estate be ing washed over the road to the detriment of the latter and to his financial loss. Freeholder Higgins’s vote was the only one recorded in the negative on Mr. As mus’s request. Tne ±5oaru seemea m uuuoi wutu uw with a complaint signed by William Ar nold of East New Durham, that a water course in Pierce avenue, about one hun dred feet from the Boulevard had been rilled up. Mr. Arnold's communication stated that a large number of residents in that neighborhood had complained about the matter to the Township Council, who said they had referred the same to the Freeholders but had received no reply. Freeholder Rippe thought the Boulevard Commissioners were the proper pel-sons to attend to the matter and the complaint was accordingly referred to that body. Eater Freeholaer Dietz suggested that as the Freeholders still had charge of the maintenance of all natural water courses the complaint should be placed in the hands of the North Bridge Committee for consideration. Freeholder Riordan thought that as the matter had ben referred to the Boulevard ■Commissioners it might as well be allow ed to remain there and if the members of that body found they had no jurisdic tion they could return the complaint. 'Freeholder Dietz acquiesced in this view and the subject was dropped. The North Bridge Committee reported that they had met with the Bridge Com mittee of the Bergen County Board of Freeholders on the afternoon of June 12, and aftfer the joint body had agreed that a new bridge over the Hackensack at the Paterson Plank Road was an, absolute necessity they adopted resolutions author izing the preparations of proper plans for a new structure. The report also stated that Director McNally and Freeholder Scott had expressed themselves at this meeting as opposed to spending any more money in an attempt to repair the present bridge and that the Bergen Free holders by a vote of 13 to 5 had sanctioned a new 'bridge and instructed the com mittee to see how much of the cost of the same the trolley company using the. bridge would hear. The report was con curred in. This practically asures a new ■bridge. The official notification from the Wee hawken Council that Thomas Carroll had been appointed Freeholder for the unex pired term of the late Simon Kelly, .was, on motion of Freeholder Riordan, received and ordered spread in full on the min utes. In a communication Samuel McGibney, representing the Palisade Construction Company, notified the Board that if the retained percentage, amounting to $556.96, for work done on the Weehawken ",oop” of the Boulevard, was not paid at once legal proceedings would be commenced. The communication was referred to the Finance Committee. A resolution offered by Freeholder Rior dan stated that the report of Engineer Harrison, dated June 1, 1697, fixed the limit of expenditure for laying sidewalks on the Weehawken “loop” at $56,575. Of this amount $50,50 had already been ex pended. Justice Lippincott had appointed James S. Morgan, David W. Bawrence and Charles Birdsall a commission to as sess abutting property owners for special benefits and had approved of their claim for $3,143.35 in connection with this work. The concluding paragraph authorized the Board to borrow this amount on tempor ary loan, issuing one bond bearing 3Vi per cent, interest, to run for one year. This was adopted, as was another reso lution setting forth that the Board was in doubt as to the sufficiency of the bonds given by the collecting officers for the vv'eehawken “loop'1 sidewalks In the sev eral municipalities through which that road runs, and directing the County Clerk not to tile any maps and reports until such collectors filed with him bonds in the following amounts: Weehawken, $2,000; West New York, $1,500; Guttenberg, $21X1; North Bergen, $2,500. Engineer Earle reported that Contractor Charles Wagner had finished the work of laying sidewalks on the Hoboken exten sion of the Weehawken "loop” and the same were now ready for inspection. The Almshouse Committee reported re commending the award) of the contract for machinery for the new laundry at Snake Hill to the Troy LaundryMachinery Company, and the recommendation was concurred in. A complain from Warden Ryan of the Almshouse about the failure of the dry goods contractor to supply certain speci fied goods, was on motion of Freeholder Keating referred to the Storehouse Com mittee with power to purchase the same and charge th‘e difference in price to the derelict contractor. The Board will meet again on July 5. AT MAJOR POND’S Master Earl Gnlick.and Mru. Alexan der to Entertain on Friday. Major and Mrs. James B. Pond have Is sued Invitations tor another delightful evening at their home, <No. 3®) Bergem avenue, on Friday, June £9, at eight o’clock, when, aeoerding to the unique cards sent out, 'Master Earl Gulick will -?ing: Mrs. Alexander, the eminent pianist, will play, and other artists will do the est they can to drive dull care away." GAS STOVES . . . [ Gas Water Heaters HIT PilTES . . . 0 TO USE A GAS STOVE Is to Appreciate Its Comfort and Economy. Every Housekeeper Should Have One. Our own mantle, “THE HUD SON,” sold in quantities of three or more, at ten cents. WELSBACH and YUSEA ] mantles sold at reduced t rates.' 4 ----- 4 CETTINC EVEN,-OR WHAT? Prisoner Tells on a Thief Be1 cause He Fears for His Wife. A case of unusual Interest developed in the First Criminal Court this morning. If the tip given by a prisoner in tht county jail is correct the mystery of th< robbery of Robert Steingrove’s bird store at No. 360 Grove street, on March 11 las is cleared up. A case of thieves gettir. even” with each other is one of the fe> tures of the case, and incidentally an in teresting story of conspiracy on the p i of one of the thieves to get the other o', of the way so that he could monopo : the affeetions* of a Hobolten woman. Steinberg’s bird store was robbed eighteen eararies. Oeteetives "and pol investigated, but to no purpose. Recent Detective McNally received a tip to tl effect that August Crumbeline, who seen, to have got the information through his son that Samuel Harlon, twenty-eight years old, of No. G04 Adam street, Hobo ken, and William "Wolf .thirty-two years old .of the same street, eomnaitteed the robbery, at Steinberg's bird store. Mc Nally was furnished with a description of the alleged burglars. The detective also learned that William Jackson was also to some extent mixed up in the transaction. The woman alluded to above is said to be the wife of Crumbeline. Harlon, it is hited by some was jealous of Crumbeline and Crumbeline, it is claimed, thinks that Harlon put up a job on him by causing him, while drunk, to steal a bicycle and then notified the police who stole the wheel, and thus got him out of the way. Hence Crumbeline retaliation. Armed with descriptions furnished by Crumbeline, Detective McNally sauntered over to Hoboken a few nights ago and ran down his quarry. William Jackson, a brother of the wom an alluded to above, was found. He made a statement at the Seventh stret station, which he corroborated in court this morn ing in the witness chair, when Harlon and Wolf were arraigned. This statement was to the effect that Harlon had borrowed $2 from his sister on Sunday,' March 11, with which to buy some birds. He accom panied them to Jersey City in the even ing. They found one bird store open. Steingrove’s was closed. They stopped at Steingrove’s and “Dutch Herman," said the witness. “ said, let’s get the birds." Jackson further testified that when he suspected that Harlon and Wolf were in tent upon robbery, he left them, jumped a car amd went back to Hoboken. Next morning he saw several canaries at his sister’s house. Lawyer Arehibold represented the pris oners. Both were held in $500 for the Grand Jury'. Jackson was he Id in $300 as a witness. He was subsequently par oled. ROHAR AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS. The Stret and Water Board this after noon gave a hearing in the matter of the application for the opening, widening, etc., of Komar avenue in Greenville. There were no objections and the improvement will go through. ERWIN ASSOCIATION TO MEET. Final arrangements will be made at the meting of the John J. Erwin Association this evening for the annual outing to Beck's Rye Beach, N. Y. BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEET. The Board of Aldermen will meet to night when the new liquor licenses will be the business of the evening. tonight’s Events. Meeting, University Club, at the Union League Club. Meeting, U. S. Grant Association. Rehearsal, Jersey City Maennerchor. Meeting, Young Men’s Republican As sociation. Meeting, John J. Erwin Association, Meeting, First Ward Republican Asso ciation. 31 Allans OF a AC?. —New Jersey’s best flour costs 25c. more per barrel than ordinary flour, but worth a dollar extra. Wholesale only at D. E. Cleary Co.'s stores, ©reene and Montgom ery streets. WHAT DOES FAGAN MEAN 1 He Opposes Vigorously Granting Vacations ito Police. Mayor Lawrence Fagan, of Hoboken, has not lost his faculty for keeping the politicians of that town guessing. He surprised them yesterday by the stand he took at the Police Board meeting when he matter of department vacations came up tor discussion. His Honor strenuously opposed granting any members of the orce vacations. He said the men had no ng hours of duty like the police in ther cities, and that the paid vacation rivilege was ont that had no other sanc on than an old and foolish custom. Insignificant as this expression of opin >n may appear to some, it means much ■ming from Fagan, who liberality in all ters pertaining to the police force has eretofore been one of the most pro ounced features of his regime. The blue coats were greatly surprised when they learned of it and they are guessing. The Police Commissioners, notwith standing the Mayor’s disapproval, author ized the following terms of vacations:— Chief Donovan, 30 days; captains, 20 days: sergeants and detectives, 15 days; roundsmen, 12 days; patrolmen, 10 days. The case of Patrolman Moeller, who was charged with being drunk while on duty, was referred to the Executive Commit tee. PUBLIC NOTICE. ALL CITY LICENSES EXPIRE JULY 1, 1900. Applications must be made immediately at City Clerk’s office. No application will be re ceived "unless accompanied by the license fee. M. J. O’DONNELL, CITY CLERK. City Clerk’s Office, Jersey City, June 14, 1900. jXiAWYERS f--—< • 5 i ttesiring fixpedi ! tioa. Neat Work, and Accuracy in the printing of 't -o ■4 | Law TSTork I should secure the ; I prompt delivery < i and moderate priced service of ; >--<H The Jersey City News!; r-—--♦< DON’T BOTHER DOG MAN Chief Murphy Has Ordered Police to Arrest You, If You Do. Chief of Police 'Murphy has Issued *u order to all policemen of the city to ren der assistance to dog catchers, who have commenced to rid the streets of homeless, diseased, vicious and unlicensed dogm Per sons interfering with the men engaged in this work will be arreeted and prosecuted. There is a healthy penalty attached to the conviction of any person interfering with the dog catchers or police assisting them. By arrangement between President Mc Gill of the Police Board and President iMeCarthy of the S. P. C. A., an experi enced man has been appointed to conduct the work this year. The S. P. C. A., ■frhila not conducting the work, will have its shelter officer? see that all doga caught are comfortably and properly treated, here, but all of these had been notified to WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, June 26, 1900—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M.:—Fair and warm tonight and Wed nesday; "■wind south. Hartnett’s Thermometries! Report June 25. Degijune 26. Deg. 3 P. M. 92 6 A. M.SO 6 P- M.9)' 9 A. M. S3 9 P. il.ST 12 noon.So 12 Midnight.S2j - - ON - - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th, 1900, ■-IN THE CITY II ACL JERSEY CITY, AT 1 P. M„ SHARP, RAIN OB SHINE, AND DAiLY THEREAFTER, AT THE SAME TIME AND PLACE, THERE WILL BE AN ABSOLUTE SALE OP CHOICE LOTS AND Parcels of Land and Property Owned by the City, Sale will be conducted by Robert Davis, Auctioneer, from whom Book Maps oi the property to be sold and further particulars may be obtained at his office, City Hall, Jersey City.