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ONE CENT LAST EDITION. VOL. XU-NO. 3420. JERSEY CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 1900. LAST EDITION. ONE CENT LAST EDITION. PRICE' ONE~CENr“ LOUIS REVENGED. He Has at Last Fulfilled His THreat of Resigning From Bergen Club. HAS LOST INTEREST Local Politics Have Reached Such a Point That He Can’t Stand Them. Chairman Louis Stubenvoll, of the Minth VTard Republican, Association, treasurer of the Bergen Republican Olub, carried out his long standing threat to resign from the Bergen Republican Club last eveningk at the usual weekly seance. The resignation was read by Frank J. fHiggins, who acted as temporary secretary in.^the absence of “William Schaefer. The action of Louis was not productive of any marked surprise to the club members. Ever since he was turned down by the •'bosses” last spring for a place on the Executive Committee of the County Com mittee, Louis has been down on the lead ers. He and a great many others are of the opinion that the act was wholly un warranted. Even ring followers kicked when otuben voli went down the toboggan with others who had gained the disfavor of the bosses. They said that Louis was too square to be treated so, and that his suc cessor was not a man whom they wanted on the Organization Committee. In fact the appointment of Edward T. Mitchell on the Organization Committee, and his sub sequent election to the chairmanship, has caused a great deal more dissension than the leaders affect to believe. There are a dozen ring men in the Ninth ward who have since swung over to the anti-ring forces, to continue the ward fight for clean politics. Hr. Stubenvoll in the course of a few remarks said that matters had come to such a pass that he could no longer take the interest in local politics that he did in former yeans. He wished to be excused from acting as treasurer of the club any longer and deeply regretted that circum stances had forced him to take such ac tion, but said that it was the only course open to him. « John Graham moved that the resignation be laid on the table and the motion was carried. The matter will doubtless ‘be dis posed of at the next meeting, twt/ weeks ■hence. Hr. Stubenvoll anticipates resigning also from his position as chairman of the Ward Association, which controls all the ward politics. This he would have done two weeks ago if the conditions had been favorable, hut as there were too many of the ring people at the meeting to oppose hin» in his selection of his successor in office he deferred action until a more op portune occasion. The ring people have a man ready to take 'Louis’s place whenever he gets out. The anti-ring people hope to prevent the election of a ringster. The session of the club last evening was prosaic StuhenvoU's action was the feature. A communication was received from the State League of 'Republican Clubs asking the club to send its members to the coming National Convention at St. Paul, Minn., and sending instructions how to get there. One thing they forgot and that was to enlighten the members as to who would pay the expenses of the trip. A second communication was received from the sub-committee of the County League of Clubs relative to the approach ing State Convention to be held on Sep tember 13, in Greenville. The club was requested to do its little best in helping to make the circus a success and to select its delegatee. The sub-committee wants to know which of the members -will serve on committees to arrange for the conven tion. NO! OF HUDSON COUNTY The New Justice Will Prob ably Come From the South of the State. [Specialto “The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON, July 11, 1900.—Governor Voorhees was at his desk for several hours yesterday and among his callers were several who had a word to say about the vacant associate justiceship of the Su preme Court. Congressman William D. Daly of Hudson County dropped in upon the Governor to personally urge his can didacy for the place. It is understood that the Governor has no desire to ap point a Hudson man, so that the chances of the Congressman are not regarded as very bright. The Governor would have nothing to eay about the appointment further than that he was still considering the list of names which were given out yesterday. That he will not appoint a Hudson County man seems to be certain. With the exception of Justice Garretson, all of the present members of the Su preme Court are residents of that sec tion of the State north of Trenton. Two Justices, Collins and Dixon, live in Hud son county, and three, Chief Justice De pue and Justices Gummere and (Fort, re side in Essex county. It is not at all likely, therefore, that the Govern, r -will go to the north for a suc cessor to Justice Lippincott This means that ex-Governor Werts, whose candi dacy is looked upon with favor by General Sewell, is not in the running. It was strongly intimated! yesterday that G. D. W. Vroorn of this city would be the new Justice. Mr. Vroom, it was said by those well informed, would be An Old and Well Tried Remedy Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething should always oe used fox children wrlrc teething, it softens the gums, allays the p»in. cures wind colic and is the best remedy ;or diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per'ooUis, offered the place, and his acceptance of it was expected. It will be remembered’ that Mr. Vroom once declined a vice chancellorship, but there are those who lean to the -belief that he will regard the appointment to the Su preme Court bench with more favor. MAY BE GARRETSON. Rumor Has It That the Ex Judge Will Be Ap pointed. Governor Voorheos has not yet made his appointment to ftll the vacancy on the Supreme Court bench, created by the death of Job. H. Lippincott, although a rumor floated1 about town this morning that he had offered it to ex-Judge A. Q. Garretson. “I have not heard of it,” said that gen tleman this morning, when informed what the inquisitive dame had said. One who speaks always with authority told a “News” representative that the choice was between ex-Governor Geo. T. Werts and ex-Judge Garretson with the | odds in favor of the latter. Indeed, it is said, that the Governor had hinted that he would offer the position to Mr. Gar retson. Judge Garretson Is a well known man in this State, having been Prosecutor of the county and afterwards Presiding Judge of the Court of Common. Pleas. He is president of the- N. J. Title Guarantee & Trust Company and is the law partner j of Mr. James B. Vredenburgh. NEW JERSEY’S CAMPAIGN Leaders Will Select the Best Men for the Local Tickets. Mr. Robert Davis and Chairman W. B. Gourley of 'the State Democratic Commit tee have conferred on the plan of cam paign in New Jersey, and when Mr. Gourtey returns to Passaic he will call together the State Committee. He is at present attending a meeting of the Na tional Committee. The main features of the campaign in this State have practically been settled. It is well understood that the Demo cratic leaders in the State are depending wholly upon their legislative and local tickets to rally the members of the party in the several districts, having little hope of the Bryan ticket and platform arous ing enthusiasm. The various county leaders have been counseled to choose the very strongest men for Senators, Assem blymen and county officer^, and their slates are to be submitted to Chairman Gourley and Robert Davis, who are to pass upon the availability of the can didates. Mr. Gourley has been diligently at work ever since the reverses of last fall in the Assembly elections, re-forming the county organizations with county leaders and district captains wherever possible, and has impressed upon these men that they are to be held responsible for re sults in their precincts. In consequence, the Democratic party throughout the State is better organized than it has been for years, and the party managers hope to make a good fight all along the line. REPUBLICANS ON THE ISSUE Riker Says the Fight in This State Will Be On Free Silver, [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON. July 11, 1900—During the absence in Europe of Chairman Franklin Murphy, of the Republican State Com mittee, the campaign in New Jersey is being looked after 'by Senator K. C. Stokes, vice chairman, of the committee, and Treasurer William Riker, Jr. “We are doing some work,” said Mr. Riker yesterday, when spoken to about the State Committee. "We have been waiting to see what the Democrats would do and what issues they would take up. As they have touched upon nearly every thing, I cannot say now what the Re publicans will pay most attention to. "The Democrats might try to make ‘imperialism’ the paramount issue, but I hardly think that question will be so considered in New Jersey. "It will be the tight of 16 to 1 over again, and, as to the outcome in this State, I believe that it will be impossi ble for the Republican committee to make any mistake which would lose New Jersey to the Republicans this fall. As to majority, I feel that McKinley will get anywhere from the Griggs majority ■of 27,000 or 28,000 'to 40,000.” Most of the work done by the Repub licans to date has 'been of an investi gating nature. Men have been sent out in various parts of the State to study local conditions, learn how the party is organized in different counties, and to suggest what should be done to strengthen the weak spots where any exist.. With a full and complete knowledge of conditions the committeemen feel that they will be able to secure more satisfactory results when the campaign of oratory, fireworks and mass-meetings shall open in September. FROM A REPUBLICAN STANDPOINT A well known lawyer in this city, noted for his humor, was discussing with a group of lawyers the Democratic plat form in Chancery Chambers tday and this is how he described it:— "Anti, this, anti that, anti everything. It's so full of antis it reminds one of a game of poker.” HUDSON CITY SEWER. Preliminary Map Filed Showing Property Affected. In another column of this paper today will be found and important notice in. re lation to the new main sewer for the Hudson City District. The preliminary assessment map of the property affected was filed with the Board of Street and Water Commissioners yesterday. That Board announces that on August 7 It will hear objections from, property owners to the proposed improvement. EGGS FOB LATE SELLERS Hoboken Merchants Bom barded by Early Clos ing Clerks. ■Because they refuse to join the early closing movement inaugurated by the •Business Men's Association, two Hoboken merchants hud their stores rotton-eggcd by a gang of angry clerks last evening. The presence of the police was necessary to quell the riotous egg-slingers. One of the abused merchants dc-elares that he will institute a damage suit. Henry Bishop, a dealer in birds and notions, and (Herman Simon, a dry goods man, were the objects of the clerks’ wrath. Bishop’s store is at lNo.106 Wash ington street, and ‘Simon’s is a few ‘blocks further uptown at 'No. 3K. Both places were well lit up when the clerks bore down on them, a little after eight o’clock. Bishop was visited. The eggs made a sorry looking spectacle of his show windows and outside stock. The clerks were assisted in their attack by a cordon of young hoodlums who screeched and howled as the shopman and his clerks sought retreat from, the unsavory missiles ■behind (boxes and barrels inside. A sales woman, whose name the proprietor later refused to make* known, was struck in the fusillade and cut about the face. The appearance of Patrolman Hayes routed the clerks, who scampered up the (street and fell on Simon’s store. This place was done u,p worse than 'Bishop’s. The desks escaped down side streets when more blue coats began to appear on the scene. They covered their retreat well and no arrests were made. When seen after the trouble Bishop was having a heated argument with J. Heath, a hatter, in front of his store. He ac cused the maker of headgear of putting the clerks up to the attack and' threatened him with a damage suit. Heath laughed the thing off, but said he had nothing to do with the clerks’ doings. “I would be willing to close early,” Bishop explained when he had' cooled down, “but furniture dealers in town who sell practically the same class of goods that I do remain open. To compete with them I have to do likewise. This attack on me was outrageous and if I secure proof that it was instigated by any mem bers of the Business Men's Association I will have the guilty ones punished. Things are coming to a nice pass when a mer chant can’t conduct his business to suit himself.” Simon, who is a member of the associa tion, also professed great indignation. There were other 'business men who re mained open after dark, he said, and why he should be so shamefully treated he did not know. “I mean to investigate this,” he said, “and if I find that the attack was prompt ed by my business rivals I will make them pay dearly for it.” PEACEMAKIN* POTT PAY. So George Boylan of West Hoboken Declares. The opinion of David Harum’s uncle, Araasa Dinkey, -that “peacemaker is dern ed poor business,” was sustanied in the Court of General Sessions this morning. Theodore Boylan, of No. 320 DeMott street, West Hoboken, was placed on trial for assault and battery. Otto Meyer, a motorman, of the same town, testified that about three o’clock on the morning of April 21 last he left his car at the J West Hoboken station and was about to enter the office to make his report when a man named George Maypoth came up to him, and, exclaiming, “What have you been saying about me?” knocked him down. Boylan ran from behind a car and kicked him. Maypoth was also indicted and is now a fugitive from justice. Several witnesses testified to seeing three men engaged in a scuffle, but none of t,hem could swear positively that they saw Boylan strike Meyers. Boylan took the stand and said that he was a friend of both Meyers and May poth. On the night of the assault he was returning home in company with Maypoth when the latter left him to go across the street to the car stables. Soon after he saw Meyers and Maypoth fighting. He ran across the street for the single pur pose of separating the men. In trying to do this he pushed Meyers to one side and he fell down. He denied that he kicked the prostrate man or in any way assaulted him. It did not take the jury long to acquit Boylan and he remarked as he left the Court House that it would be a long time before he would try to be a peace maker again, as it had put him to the ex pense of a trial. FOURTH’S RIFLE PRACTICE Colonel Robert G. Smith of the Fourth Regiment has -setlected the week of Au gust 13 to IS, for rifle practice at Sea Girt for the members of the Fourth Regi ment. The Colonel is decidedly anxious to have at least one-third of the regi ment represented at the rifle ranges, and providing a sufficient number of the. boys sow interest in 'the sport, their meals will be furnished to them on the camp grounds. MONEY FOR SCHOOL REPAIRS. The situation in respect to the summer school repairs is one degree better al ready, the Board of Finance having al ready set aside $15,000 for this year's re pairs. While this will prevent any more wrangling on the score of money the pro gress of the repairs is slow, although July is half gone. FOUND DEAD IN CHAIR. Mrs. Elizabeth Buzze, 64 years old, who lived alone In apartments at No. 354 Fourth street, Hoboken, was found dead seated in a rocker early this morning. The body was taken in charge of Coroner Charles Hoffman. GRAND JURY MEETS. There was a meeting of the Grand Jury yesterday afternoon, and the mem bers adjourned to meet again on Friday, and will then decide whether to ask the Court for their discharge or adjourn to another day. JUDGE ZABRISKIE ON THE BENCH , Judge Zafbriskie, of Bergen county, sat on the be/ch in the Court of General Ses sions thif morning with Judge Blair. '-•■i'wwjreS] HH Ci. *r%Pr. & NO TAX APPEALS County Equalization Board Had Little to Do Be cause None Were Made. THE CUTTENBERC ASSESSOR His Remaining Away From the Meeting Miffs the Commissioners. The County Board for the Equalisation of Taxes met yesterday afternoon to hear appeals, but as no appellant material ized did not have much to do. John Ken nell, the assessor of North Bergen Town ship, who did not appear on Monday with 1 t'he other assessors was on hand, early with a big book and a big excuse for.his absence of the day before. He said that in addition to being assessor he is clerk of the Town Board of Health and was busy all day with the august body In vestigating the complaints that the bodies from the big Hoboken steamship tire had been buried illegally and give a menace to the health of the community. The ex cuse was accepted, he was sworn. He said that the value of the real estate in his district was $3,CCS.290, and of personal $170,950, making a total of $3,179,210. Mr. Kennell figured out a total increase of $112,215, $108,605 on real estate and $3,550 personal This was not exactly clear to the commissioners. During the past year the Borough of Secaucus has been set off from North Bergen and the assessor thereof has filed his return and it is difficult to determine just what the actual income in North Bergen is. The Commissioners and Mr. Kennell did con siderable figuring and the more they figured and the more Mr. Kennell ex plained the denser the matters became. Finally the Commissioners directed Mr. Kennell to appear before the Board this afternoon and bring the Assessor of Se caucus with him, and an effort will be i made to get the tangle straightened out. Dominick J. Lahess, the assessor of Guttenberg, has not as yet deigned to appear before the Board, and the dignity of the Commissioners is somewhat miffed thereby. The Board is a part of the Court and, it is clahned, has the power to pun ish for contempt any assessor who ignores its summons. At any rate the Board can refuse to approve the Assessor’s bill for serving notices on taxpayers, which amounts to a considerable sum, and be a severe penalty for the Assessor. The figures for Kearny, which were not ex actly correct when handed in oh Mon day, were revised. The new figures show that the value of the real estate is $1,040,935 and the personal $385,550, making a total of $4,426,485. This is a total in crease of $226,910. The total realty values from the eleven municipalities that have made returns thus far are $124,307,5S0 and the personal property in the same districts is valued at $12,300,520. Hoboken last year returned $26,063,200 in real estate and $1,890,800 personal prop erty. To this the County Tax Board added the Veterans’ exemptions previous ly allowed, amounting to $85,500, and making a total valuation of $28,039,500. The immense losses sustained through recent fires and the decrease, made by the State Tax Board in last year’s valuation of the Stevens’ property it is believed will come very near offsetting the natural increase in valuations. So Hoboken cannot be de pended upon this year to show a material increase in the value of her ratables. Guttenberg's figures last year were $790,1000 realty and! $47,240 personal. To these were added veteran exemptions amounting to $30,700, making a total of $870,MO. There has been very little build ing in the town during the year and1 prop erty there has not increased in value so there is no likelihood of any material in crease in the total of ratables from this source. If Hoboken and! Guttenberg be tween them can show an increase of $218,832 the $4,000,000 total will be reached. The county's total valuation last year wae $961,994,302. STOLE HORSE AND WAGON. Two Thieves Besought Them to This City to Sell. Two men stole a horse and wagon from in front of No. 1S5 Rlvington street, New York, and brought the rig here to sell. Failing in their efforts to dispose of the horse and wagon, the thieves abandoned them.on the Boulevard, after finding that there was nothing in the wagon to steal. All night long the tjred and hungry ani mal wandered about the Boulevard, Fin ally the hungry beast pulled the wagon up on the sidewalk in his efforts to graze by the wayside. Patrolman Dolan of the Communipaw avenue police station discovered1 the famished beast yesterday, about noon time, near Bentley avenue. The horse was picking at grass along the gutter, The rig was taken to the station house. The loss of the rig had been reported to the New York police, who had traced it to the Pennsylvania ferry. They found out that there were two men in the wagon and this information they come municated to the Jersey ‘City police. All the .precinct stations were notified and the sergeants on desk duty delivered the description of the horse and wagon to all the men on post when they went out for patrol duty at midnight and early yester day morning. Dolan found the rig just as it was when stolen from'New York. The owner, Moritz (Borotsky, was notified and' he sent his men from New York to claim' the rig. The thieves were of the opinion that there ■were goods in the boxes that were in the rear of the top-covered delivery wagon, but these were empty. The police learned that the thieves had tried to sell the horse and wagon to several people in this city, but failed. The police withhold the names of those approached by the thieves. PERSONALS. • Collector Robert Davis started with his family, for Acre, N. Y., this morning where they will spend the summer months. Mr. Da-Vis will return in a few Cbi. S. D.DIckinS&n, leader of the.Re for*1 Germany* next week tsa” in September. ART IN THE SCHOOLS, Mrs. Lord Tells the Advan tage to Teachers of Pictures. Among the arguments In favor of art in the public schools is the following art(ple by Miss Lord, Editor of tfy; “Woman’s Club Outlook,” In that paper:— “The most popular pictures are those which illustrate some well known work in literature. The story of the poem be come dearer after knowing the pictures illustrating it. “Would Goethe’s ‘Marguerite’ ever have held her lofty place in the hearts of men and women without the vision of her sweet countenance and simple peasant air made familiar to us by artists without number? “May we not go further and affirm that the Mother of Jesus owes a large part of the love and reverence given her by so many devout hearts to the skill of those consecrated men who painted her holy beauty with prayerful heart and well trained eye and hand? "The great value of pictures in awaken ing a love for literature is now so well understood that teachers are using them with great success in their classes, and societies for the study of art are nearly as common as those for the study of lit erature. Women’s clubs, always interest ed in every educational movement, have done much in some places toward provid ing schools with suitable material for this study. Our own club has made a begin ning in this direction. “Private collections of all sorts are now popular. Perhaps none Is so satisfactory as a collection of fine photographs, illus trating scenes from the writings of some favorite author. The picture is an open commentary, easily read when the brain is too weary to grasp the message on the printed page. It calls attention to details often overlooked in reading, and it leads by an easy, pleasant path to those higher legions of taste, where art needs riot the help of literature, but rules supreme by its own might.” NEW NO. 2 SCHOOL License Money Will Be Used to Pay for the Build ing. It is very probable that before another three hundred and sixty-live days have rolled around a new building known as No. 2 School will have reared its head somewhere in the neighborhood of the present structure known by that name. There are to be a number of minor im provements made to the building in the present vacation. A new heater Is to be put in and twenty-live new window sashes. Several sashes blew out last winter. The casements are rotten. The city’s financiers consider that it is a waste of money to expend money on such a building. They are doing a wise piece of 'financiering. They are rebuild ing No. 20 School in Greenville of moneys at present available out of the liquor license fund. On te completion, of the building they will issue bonds for, its cost and replace the sum expended from, the license fund last year. Out of this year's license money they will build a new No. 2 School and save interest on nearly $150,000. School Director Ward has option on several proposed sites. FAMILY SEEKS SUPPORT. Has Its Head, James McCluskey, Arrested. James McCluskey, thirty-four years old, of No. 20S Second street, was this morn ing arraigned before Poilice Justice Hoos, charged with abandonment by Poormas ter Hewitt, who appeared for McOlus key’s wife, Mary. Mrs. McCluskey tes tified that her husband had not sup ported her or their children for some time, and that they would become charges upon the city if not cared for immediately. As a counter charge, McCluskey said his wife remained away from home for a long time on several occasions and that she was not present when he was prepared to pay his weekly allowance a week ago' Monday. The charge of aban donment dates from last Wednesday. McCluskey is a telegraph operator In New York. He was paroled' for two weeks upon his promise to support his family. M’KAIG’S CELEBRATION. He Has Served Thirty-four Years on the Force. Captain Archibad MCKaig, of the Third Precinct station, is celebrating the thirty fourth anniversary of his appointment to the police force today. The patrolmen under his command; remembered t.he event by presenting him with a large floral horseshoe of flowers. He was also the recipent of many congratulations from a large circle of riends. During his career on the police force Captain MuKaig has proven himself a conscientious offlcer. A dinner will he given te captain tonight by hie friends. Next year the Captain will put the seventh gold stripe on, the cleeves of his coats. _ DEMENTED WOMAN ARRESTED. Mary Coffey, twenty-six years old, of No. 203 'Fourteenth street, was arrested by Patrolman Leonard late last night at the corner of Grove and Twelfth streets', where she was praying before a pole. Justice Hoos held the demented woman for an examination as to her sanity by County Physician Converse. ■Miss Coffey caused a disturbance in the proceedings of the court while she was in the .prisoners’ pen by her screaming and wild demands for liberty. In order that the court might proceed it was necessary to remove the woman to another part of the building. QUINN COMMANDS FARRIER’S FORCE Sergeant John Quinn is commanding the Communipaw avenue police in the ab sence of Captain Frederick Farrier. The latter is out of town, securing some much needed rest. He will be back in a few days. THE ICE TRUST WAR ON i Independent Dealers Now Seem to Be Getting the Best Of It. The war between the lee Trust and the few independent dealers of Jersey City is still on, with the odds now in favor of the smaller concerns. When the trust, or the New Jersey Ice Company, attempt ed to raise the price to the small dealers, saloons and families a few weeks ago, the independent firms which sold the ice from their docks for a low' figure, the same as asked last year, also boosted the price of the article a dollar a ton and stood 1 even with the trust. The dealers were forced to raise the price to saloons and i families. Now, however, since the recent hot spell has been causing so much un told misery among the thousands of poor familes because of the lack of ice, the Dougherty Brothers and the Bear Creek Ice Companies have lowered’ their prices to dealers to the old figure of $2.50 a ton. For about ten days the dealers were forced to pay $3.50, the price paid to the trust for ice from its dock at the foot of Morris street. The trust now gets $3 a ton, half a dollar more than the two In dependent firms mentioned above. The dealers are now enabled; to sell for the 1 old prices whloh are the same as those j of last year. The saloons pay twenty- j five cents a hundred and families forty j cents. The trust secures the same 1 prices. The reason for the reduction on the part of the independent dealers is that they found- their supply of ice was much larger than they had figured on. In rais- i ing the price about ten days, ago, these j dealers were of the opinion that their1 supplies would not hold out against the 1 trust and for this reason they were de- ] termined to get all there -was in it. In Bayonne the fight between the Brady i Brothers and the trust is as hot as ever. ! The trust is selling the ice from its boats for a mere song and is delivering ft to saloons for fifteen cents a hundred and to families for a quarter. The Brady ' firm holds out well against the big com bine. It has a good stock of ice from Lake Hopatcong and will sell just as low as the trust does, all the summer. The consumers are benefitting by the rate war j and only hope that the trust will keep up its fight in order to keep down the | price of that very useful article. LINEMAN’S CLOSE SHAVE Rescued From Wires Which Were Roasting Him Alive. Thomias Sellmanv 34 years old, of No. Ill Fourteenth street. Hoboken, narrow ly escaped death this morning. He is employed as a lineman and while fixing some elecetric wires at the corner o' Park avenue and First street, he came in contact with a live one. The shock stunned him. He fell to a network of wires many of which had the insulating covering scraped oft. The accident was seen in time by a number of other line men who hurried to save Sellman. When removed from the griddle on which he was literally being roasted alive. He was removed in the city ambu lance to hie home, where physicians who attended him said he would recover. ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS PARTY. Miniature Railroad Proves the Chief Attraction. As stated in Saturday’s "News,” the management of the lawn party of St. Paul of the Cross parish, stole a march on the committees in charge of all of the many ‘lawn parties held this season. Lawn parties have been held galore. All have been well patronized. Those in charge have raked their brains in search of a novel idea in an effort to eclipse the attractions of lawn parties held by neigh boring parishes. ram of the Cross is one of the outlying’ parishes. It has splendid grounds, especially adapted to lawn party work. The cramped condition of the grounds of down town parishes admitted only of Coney Island attractions, minus ‘‘shooting the chutes.” But the commit tee in chaarge of the St. Paul of the Cross lawn party went them one better. In addition to the attractions that give the grounds a Coney Island flavor a rail way trip has been added. One can board an open car of a train drawn by a minia ture locomotive and ride to his or her destination. The locomotive is not more than three feet high, but it is as perfect as a monster continent traveler that will take you to 'San -Francisco. Regular tracks have been laid and nightly the patrons of St. Paul of the Crocs parish’s lawn party, gay, laughing crowds board these open cars and enjoy to the fullest extent a trip behind the ‘‘baby locomo tive.” The credit of this innovation is due to 'Mr. Timothy G. Cagney, a member of the parish, who is president of the Miniature Railway Company, which manufactures the miniature locomotives and; cars. 'Forty lines are running successfully in this country. Six are in operation at the great ‘World’s Exposition in Paris. THE COOPER PICNIC. Large Crowd Visited Pohlmann’s Last Night. The A. J. Cooper Association held Its annual picnic at Pohlmann’s last night. The affair proved a social and financial success. P. W. Cooper was floor manager, assist ed by William Rotherman. The floor di rector was O. J. Boyce, assisted by John J. Fallahee. The reception committee consisted of M. J. Neery, P. A. Corridon, \Tilliam Burke, C. A. Kelly and Fred. P. Fehrmann. The committee of arange inents consisted of B. J. Foley, M. J. Noery, William Rotherman, Joseph F. Bradley, Joseph Smith, Joseph J. Doyle, C. G. Boyce, John G. Fallahee, F. P. Fehrmann, and Thomas Quinn. The offi cers of the association are as follows.— D. J. McCarthy, president; J. F. Colleran, first vice president; Edward Connors, sec ond vice president; F. Cody, treasurer; i B. Scott, financial secretary; J. O’Dea, re cording secretary; Louis W. Jacobs, cor responding' secretary; M. A. Higgins, sergeant-at-arms; J. A. Doolnig, assist ant sergeant-at-arms. INDICTMENT QUASHED. A Man’s Own Name to a Bad Cfieck is Not Necessarily Forging. John Weller, as counsel for John S. Kruger, applied to Judge Blair in the Sessions Court this morning to have quashed an indictment against his client for forgery. On May 4, Kruger drew a check for $23.25 on the the Trust Com pany of New Jersey of Hoboken, payable to the order of Von Ojen & Sellikln. He dated the check May 9 and signed his own name to it. "When the check was present ed at the bank there wore no funds to meet it. Mr. Weller contended that the check was not a forgery within the meaning of the statute. The fact that it was dated four days after it was drawn made it a promissory note and the fact that a man could not meet his note does not make it a forgery. Prosecutor Erwin replied at length and c’ited numerous authorities to show that documents signed by a man with his own name under certain circumstances, and that Kruger’s check under these decisions waS a forgery. Judge Blair took Mr. Wel ler’s view of the case, and saying that the check was not forgery under the statute, ordered the indictment quashed'. Kruger was a retail grocer in Hoboken and his store was burned down. A whole sale Arm In New York pushed him for a debt of $800. He expected to collect $800 Insurance, and when he gave the alleged forged check he expected to have that amount in the bank on May 9, the date of the check. Before that day, however, the New York firm forced him to assign the insurance to them. They settled with the company for about half the claim and obtained judgment against Kruger for the balance of their claim. In consequence of this he was unable to meet the check when it became due. THE PAROLE SYSTEM Russell’s Extradition Will De cide a New Question. [Special to ‘‘The Jersey City News."] TRENTON, July U, 1900.—Attorney Gen eral Grey yesterday submitted to Gover nor Voorhees his opinion concerning: the proposed extradition of John Russell, now incarcerated in the Elmira Penitentiary. The opinion is an interesting one, be cause it treats of an entirely new question raised by the proceedings under the parole system. Russell was convicted in this State and afterwards paroled. He went to New York, where he committed a similar of fense. Under the parole system of this State Russell’s freedom was conditional upon his good behavior, and by again com mitting the crime upon which he was first found guilty, he became liable to serve the remainder of his term. The question, however, arose as to whether a requisition under such circum stances would stand, and' this was re ferred to the Attorney General, who gave his opinion that the requisition would be valid. Whether Governor Roosevelt will take the same view of the situation remains to be seen. The law regarding requisitions requires that they shall specify the dldnite crime for which a fugitive is wantel. the commieslon of which must have been in the State seeking the requisition. The‘peculiar feature presented by the case was that Russell, having 'been re leased under the parole law, is really wanted to complete the term because of the crime committed in New York State, although he is to serve the remainder of the term for the original crime committed in New Jersey. The question is important because of its possible influence on the parole system now in vogue. M'KINLEY'S TO VISIT HANNA. They Will Arrive at Long Branch August 15. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] LONG BRANCH, July 11, 1900.—Presi dent and Mrs. McKinley will visit Long Branch in August. During their sojourn here they will be guests at the Franklin Murphy cottage on Ocean avenue, which will be the summer home of Senator Mark A. Hanna during the closing days of the present month and August. Senator and Mrs. Hanna are expected here July 21. President and Mrs. McKin ley will not arrive until August 15. It is understood that the President’s sojourn by the sea will be ten days at the least. The Murphy cottage is being renovated. FOR BRYAN AND STEVENSON. The Second Ward (regular) Democratic Club met last night and endorsed Bryan and Stevenson as the nominees' of the Kansas City convention. Stirring speeches were made in their behalf, and arrange ments made to throw a Bryan and Stevenson banner to the breeze. PEDDLER HAD NO LICENSE. For peddling without a license, Lewis Bishop/ 25 years old, of No. 153 Newark avenue, was this morning' fined $1 by Police Justice Hoos in the First Criminal Court. Bishop was arrested on Jersey avenue" by Patrolman Quinn yesterday afternoon. BROKE HIS KNEE CAP. George Olsten, eighteen years old, of No. 261 Whiton street, fell and broke the knee cap of his left leg early this morning while running on Whiton street. He was taken to the City Hospital. A Crown of Wild Olive. It is announced in the London “Dally News" that a "Crown of Wild Oliye" lias been placed on the grave of Mr. Ruskin. This was due to the happy thought of Miss Grace Allen, who sent to Dr. Robertson, of Venice, and desired him to send her a wreath of real wild olive leaves. This has now been sent to Con iston. aiA12£JtS OF i'ACT. —Stores, lactones And institutions can now get their supplieR 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 Greene streets. HOBARHESTATL The Inventory Stfiows That He Was Worth $2,628,941.38. [Special to “The Jersey City News."] PATERSON, July 11, 1900—Att Inventory of the estate of the late Vice President Garret A. Hobart was filed In the Sur rogate’s office yesterday. It showed that he was worth $2,638,914.28, and that he was interested in 125 corporations. Mr. Hobart held bonds in the Montclair Water Company, the North Hudson Light and Heat Company, the Wilkesbarre and Eastern Railway Company, White Plains Lighting Company, New York and Hobo ken Company, New York and Wilkes barre Coal Company, Beethoven Plano Organ Company, Passaic Lighting Com pany, New London Gas and Electric Company, United Electric Company, Paterson City Railway Company, Pater son Railway Company, Somerset Light ing Company, Hamilton Club, People’s Brewing Company, Trenton, Jersey City, Hoboken and Paterson Railway Com pany, Passaic Water Company, Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Company, Sea Beach Railway Company, New Brunswick Light, Heat and Power Com pany, Pittsburg, Marion and Chicago Railway Company. jar. ttooart nem stock m these corpora tions:—New York and Hoboken Ferry, Liberty National Bank, City Trust Com pany, New York; Paterson and Passaic Gas and Electric Company, Norwich Gas and Electric Company, New London Gas and Electric Company, Connecticut Light Company, United Electric Com pany, New York; New Jersey Street Rail way Company, National Surety Company, New Jersey Trust Surety Company, Han over National Bank, Paterson Savings Institution, Safety Car Heat, Light Com pany, United Shoe Machinery Com pany, National Carbon Company, Essex and Hudson Gas Company, Trust Com pany of America, Colonial Trust Com pany, Waterbury, Conn.; Kings County Electric Light and Power Company, In ternational Banking and Trust Company, Importers and Trader?’ National Balds, P.loomingdale Soft Rubber Works, Se» Beach Land Company, News Printini Company, Call Printing Company, Unioi 'Milling Commpany, Stamford Gas an< Electric Company, Needham Piano ant Organ Company, Standard Coupler Com' pany, Press Printing and Publishing Company. Home Land and1 Building Company, Boulevard Land Company, Citizens’ Building and Land Company, Hamilton Land Company, Van Riper Land Com pany, Cedar Cliff Land Company, Lake View Land and Building Company, Pater son District Telegraph tiompany, Citi zens’ Insurance Company, Cedar Lawn 'Cemetery, Small Hopes Mining Company, Pioneer Silk Company, Broadway Land and Building Company, First National Bank, Henry S. Little Land Company, United States Trust and Guarantee Cor poration, Grand Falls Water Power and Boom Company, Paterson Chemical Com pany, Lehigh and Hudson County Rail way Company, Amalgamated Copper, H. G. Cahpbell & Co., Light Company, Greenwich Electric Company, Choctaw and Memphis Railroad, Saddle River Traction Company, Wilkesbarre and Hud son River Improvement Company, Hop kins’ Alaska Gold Mining Company; New York. Pittsburg and Chicago Railroad Company, Mutual Iron Ore Company, New Jersey Construction Company, New York, Sueuehannat and Western Coal Company, Eastside Land Company, Ham ilton l.onu and Trust Company, Denver; San Miguel Gold and Silver Mining Com pany, Preston Dip Mining Company, Ten Mile Mining Company, Altitude Mining Company, New York Underground Tele graph Company, Lenawee Mining Com pany and Lafayette Mining Company. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, July 11, 1SC.X—(Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Thursday. For INew YotIc City and vicinity:—'tonight lair and warmer; to morrow cloudy and thunderstorms. Hartnetts’ Thermomefrical Report July 10. Deg.fJuly 1L Deg. 3 P. M. <S| ti A. M.. 79 OP. M.7S| 9 A. M.!.. i>l 9 P. M.73il2 noon .SI Li midnight .70| The Brain of a Rabbit. The brain of a tame rabbit weighs le*9 for its size than the brain of any other known creature—much less than that of a wild rabbit. DIED. WrEGAND—On Monday, July 9, 1900; Katharina Wiegand, widow of Simon Wiegand, aged 7G years. Relatives and friends are Invited to at tend the funeral from her residence, No. 215 Brunswick street, on Thursday, July 12, at 9:30 A. M.. thence to St. Boniface's Church, where a solemn high mass of requiem will be offered for the happy, repose of her soul.