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ONE CENT ONE CEtiR) LAST EDITION. LAST EDITIONS*’*' \ VOL. XII.—NO. 3460._._ PRICE ONE CENTT^ WAKING UP. State Republican Leaders Are Becoming Alarmed. SUCCESS IS NOT SO CERTAIN Democrats Are Preparing for an Energetic Campaign. [Ppecial to The Jersey City News.”] TIRENTON, Aug. 27, 1900.—The Repub licans are fa9t waking up to the im portance of the campaign, and it is theiT intention to have it in full ©wing by the middle of September. The State Con vention for the naming, of (Presidential electors will be held next week, and it will be addressed by Senator Burroughs, of Michigan. This event will really be the formal opening of the campaign in New Jersey. On the following week the annual convention of the State League of Republican Clubs will be held in Jer sey City, and subsequently there will be a mass meeting, which will be addressed by Senator Foraker, of Ohio, and for mer Minister * -Barrett, of Siam. These events will be the attraction for most of the State leaders and prominent poli ticians, and will be more than usually in teresting. because they will take place in the banner Democratic county of the State. From that time on the State will be ablaze with campaign oratory on the Republican side, at any rate, and it is the intention of the leaders to have 'every thing done that is possible to have the apathy which now seems to prevail in * the ranks supplanted by enthusiasm. During recent years the Kepumican leaders and politicians ot New Jersey have always been wideawake to the ne cessity of having their ranks solidified through the instrumentality of a thor ough organization in each county. In most cases they have succeeded in ac complishing their object. At the confer ence last week between the chairmen of the county organizations and Senator Stokes and members of the State Com mitt"e, it was demonstrated that tho party was in good shape in all the coun ties. with but a few exceptions. No rep resentatives were present from Atlantic, Cap! May, Hunterdon, Monmouth and Hudson. With regard to the two coun ties ilrst named no uneasiness was felt, because they can be depended upon,even if no organization existed, to roll up big majorities for the Republican ticket, and more especially at a Presidential election. Hudson is never in good con dition for the party, and it is almost im possible to enforce discipline among the rank and file there, owing to bickerings and dissensions which divide the local leaders. Monmouth has gone* Republican very frequently during the last decade, and more through treachery in the Demo cratic ranks than owing to the organiza tion of the Republican voters. Were the Democratic leaders united in that county no Republican organization, no matter how thorough, could capture it. Hunterdon is hopelessly Democratic and even “Dick” Reading and “Tom” Palmer, shrewd politicians arid wire pull ers though they be, cannot defeat the Democratic ticket there. However, steps will be taken at once by Senator Stokes to infuse life into the Republi cans of those counties, so that at the least the Democratic majorities may be kept down. Colonel “Sam” Dickinson has just returned from a trip abroad, and he will soon he heard from with re gard to the condition of things in Hud son. The Colonel is a warm adherent of Franklin Murphy, but with regard to the other State leaders of his party he does not seem to be on friendly terms. When he has grievances to air he makes a lot of noise and generally causes a lot of trouble in Republican councils. !*ijor Carl Lentz sees a great per sonal victory In tho withdrawal of John S. Gibson from the Congressional race In the Sixth District. The Major is a stanch supporter of Congressman Par ker, who will now he renominated with out opposition. The next thing the Major would like to do would be to again develop his strength and popu larity by defeating the candidacy of John P.Dexheimer for the nomination for Register of Deeds of Essex County. Tile Major’s candidate is Georg© De Camp. In fact, he is in favor of any one as against Dexheimer. William Riker favors the latter. Tho contest is really a trial of strength between Lentz and Rtker, and it grows hotter every day. The selection of John S. Gibson as secretary of the Republican State Com mittee is well received. The office will go a long way toward serving as a balm for the wounded feelings of Mr. Gib son in his forced withdrawal from the Congressional contest. That he will make an efficient secretary there is no doubt ,and the position will keep him before the public so that his political aspirations may not he allowed to fade. Perhaps two years hence he, may again enter the Congressional arena and be successful. According to the prophecy of (Majoi (Lentz Essex county will not give a ma jority of lees than 1S.OOO for McKinley and Roosevelt. Four years ago it gave a ma jority of 22.078 for McKinley and Hobart An estimate of the majority in the entire State runs as low as 10.000 and not highei than 30,000. In 1S96 the Republican plurality was 87,652. From these figures it will be seen that the Republicans are not expect ing such a sweeping victory as they be lieved some months ago they woulc achieve in New Jersey. And it is not im probable that these figures could be wipe; out altogether were the 'Democrats in gooc fighting trim. The lack of organization it the Democratic ranks is one reason whj tho Republicans feel so confident of sue cess. Chairman Gourley, of the Demo cratic State Committee, has promised t< shake up the dry bones in his party, bu it is a hard task he has undertaken, o: course, and especially when he is no receiving help and encouragement fron the old leaders. Colonel Price, of the Essex Count} i Democratic Committee, at a meeting o: that body held recently expressed muct disappointment at the condition of af fairs in his party. He told the Demo crats of his county that it was high time for an awakening, and if the campaign was allowed to drag along as it had been there would be no use at all in making a contest. He wanted banners flung to the breeze, speakers on the stump, an enrollment of voters made and other things done, so that a proof might be given that the Essex county Democrats were enlisted in the cause of their na tional leaders, and that they could not be accused of apathy or disloyalty. The Colonel indirectly Intimated that the State Committee of his party was some thing of a disappointment. The first Jerseyman to take the stump on the Democratic side Is that reliable old war horse, Colonel C. Meyer Zulick, who' was Governor of Arizona during Cleveland’s firm term of office. He has just been assigned 'by the State Com mittee to do missionary work among the farmers in the upper end of the State. The Colonel is a politician of many years’ standing. Twenty years ago he and ‘■'Billy’’ Brown controlled Essex county polities, and generally met with success. Just in the same way as Major Dentz now runs things for his party. Colonel Zulick mqy he depended upon to arouse enthusiasm on the stump wherever he appears, as there is scarcely a limit to his eloquence, and his endurance is nearly as great as it was a score of years or so ago. upon ine arrival oi lienerai oentu from his vacation the opposition to the renomination of Congressman Parker col lapsed. It Is believed that it was owing to his advice that this factional squabble was adjusted. 'Now. the General will be asked to try to quell the factional troubles in his party in 'Burlington and Middlesex, j That is a task so difficult that perhaps he will not undertake it. He might suc ceed in Middlesex, however, because j “'Bob” Carson, one of the rival leaders I :here, is a warm friend of the General, j and proba'bly he would be actuated by his . wishes in the matter. William K. Devereaux, secretary of the j Democratic State Committee, states that the canvass of the State Committee is far from being complete, but from ad vices received he is of the opinion that about 80 per cent, of the Gold Demo crats will vote for McKinley. There Is a disposition on the part of many Dem ocrats who are not enthusiastic admirers of Bryan to vote the ticket this year for the purpose of getting the machinery of the party in good working order so as to be in good shape next year for the Gubernatorial contest. Ex-State Senator Henry D. Winton, of Bergen county, who was at the head of the Buckner and Palmer movement four years ago, expresses the opinion that at least 95 per cent of the Democrats of Bergen county who did not vote for Bryan will vote for him this fall. The other 5 will be lost, and he thinks this estimate holds good for the entire State. The exaggerated statement that there is a great lack of brotherly love exist ing between the Democratic leader, Rob ert C. Davis, of Hudson, and State Chairman William D. Gourley, is not borne out by facts. The two Democratic leaders are not enjoying strained rela tions as reports have it. Of couse, Mr. Davis was mad clean through when he found that the Davis Association outing and the Democratic State Convention was going to put a hole in the calendar at the same time. Both Chaiman Gour ley and Secretary Devereaux have taken great pains to impress on the mind of Mr. Davis that it was an unintentional error, and that no slight was offered! the great Hudson leader and his red let ter day fete. It has ben impossible to change the date so that as it now stands the Demo cratic Convention will have to be held without the real dyed in the wool Demo crats of Hudson being on hand. There will be a big gaping hole on the floor of the Opera House and the Essex County Democrats will have plenty of room to spread themselves. The State Committee will endeavor when Leader Davis returns from his summer vacation the first week* in Sep tember to induce him to detail at least twenty-five Democrats from Hudson county to represent the county in the or ganization. It is argued that surely there can be found throughout the coun ty twenty-five or thirty men who would forego the outing for the sake of keeping up Hudson’s representation in a State convention. The offer will be made that the convention will continue In continuous session and complete Its work so that these men could join the outing about the middle of the afternoon. Those who have been discussing the proposition think it Is quite possible that they can get Mr. Davis to acquiesce. It looks now as if Congressman Daly’s successor will be Mayor Edward Hoos, of Jersey City. The sentiment seems to drift toward him as being the most likely man and the most acceptable man to Mr. Davis. Corporation Counsel Allan L. Mc Dermott can have It if he desires it, and there are some knowing of his ambition to get into national legislation, think that he might sacrifice his $5,000 municipal office and go to Washington. Mr. McDer mott is not in good health at the present time, and hi3 condition until recently was such as to alarm his friends, but recently he has been improving. There are very few who think that he will reach out for Washington now. The most active candidate is ex-Judge Thomas F. Noonan. He is making a can vas for it, notwithstanding the fact that he does not live in the district. Mr. Noonan, it is said, can have the nomina tion in the Eighth Congressional district, but he readily understands that he would not have any chance of election against Congressman Fowler. Justice James J. Murphy comes out frankly and states that he does not seek the nomination nor 'dees he expect it un der any condition. He says he is too young and inexperienced in politics to . represent the district in Washington. Neither could he afford to neglect his practise or give up his position as police . justice. The Union County Republican Commit tee has completed the preliminary can vass of the county, and are well satis , j fled that the result In November will be ■ all that the State leaders can expect. ■ Union county is now firmly In the IRe • publican column, but it never entered in the campaign under such favorable conditions as at the present time. It is estimated that it will give at least a An Old and Well Tried Remedy Mr a. Winslow's Soothing Syrup far Children teething should a>ways do' used for children wnlie teething, it softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic and Is the beet remedy tor diarrhoea. I'wtnty-five cents per bottle. plurality of 4,000 for McKinley and Roose velt. Particular attention has been given to the industrial places within the county. Those who have been making the in quiries find that among the operatives of the larger concerns there is a unanimous tendency to McKinley and Roosevelt. Regarding the vacancy' that the death of A. S. Barber has caused in the list of Senate officers, the only new gossip heard is that, In view of the selection of J. S. Gibson to be the secretary of the State Committee, it is, in all likelihood, to be offered to him. Mr. Barber was serving the committee without any com pensation and was reimbursed by hav ing the office of Secretary of the Sen ate. It is thought but fair that Mr. Gib son should have the same opportunity of reimbursing himself for the time and labor he gives in the campaign. It is not settled at all, but a number of the members of the Senate Committee have discussed the feasibility of such an ar rangement. It is possible that South Jersey may lay claim to the office, and may have a candidate who will seek the support of the Republican Senators who have the selection of that officer, but it is thought that, in view of the conditions, the Sen ators would be disposed to accept the counseling of the State Committee in the matter. Mr. Gibson’s selection was made par ticularly because of his wide knowledge of State politics and his acquaintance with most of the county leaders, and his familiarity with the politics of many counties, which he secured through his campaigning in years gone by. He is considered a very competent man for the place, because in the event of some locality In an emergency needing a speaker, he could Jump out and All the place, as he is consideed one of the best and most acceptable orators on both State and national topics in New Jersey'. The resignation of Senator William M. Johnson to be Assistant Postmaster Gen eral gives a new interest to the cam paign this fall in Bergen County. It will necessitate the election of a Sena tor to fill the unexpired .term of Mr. Johnson, who has one year to serve. The Republicans feel confident .that they can win by putting up a strong man, although Bergen heretofore has al ways elected a Democratic Senator. The names suggested so far for the nomina tion are J. Hill Browning, of Englewood, and State Committeeman Chales G. Breckinbridge. The Democrats are consid ering whether it be worth the while to put up a candidate for the unexpired term or to wait until next year and wait until the full term. BAD FIRE ON THE HEIGHTS. Several Firemen Injured, but Not Dangerously.’ At half past one o’clock this morning fire broke out in the large planing mill of Jacob Du Bois, at Oakland and St. Paul’s avenues, and gutted the building before the flames could be extinguished. The building is a large two story frame structure, sheathed in corrugated iron. Firemen fought the flames hard and there were several casualties among them. The corrugated iron walls of the building pre vented the flames from spreading. All the machinery w^s damaged and ren dered useless. The interior of the build ing is a loss to the extent of several thousand dollars. The building was but partially Insured. It Is not known how the fire originated. The fire was not conquered until four o’clock. Whila fighting it Michael Whalen, of No. 12 En gine Company, had his left hand badly cut by falling glass, and Theodore Falker, driver of No. 11 Engine, had his right hand-cut In the same mdnner. Both were sent to their homes. James Callery, stoker of No. 7 Engine, was overcome by the heat and was taken to the City Hos pital. v A few months ago a disastrous fire that consumed several buildings, including the Hudson County Bottlers’ Association’s works, Saul & Terhune’s planing mill and stables belonging to Mr. DuBois, broke out on the opposite corner on St. Paul’s avenue. It was with much difficulty at that time Mr. DuBois’ planing mill es caped serious damage. FELL FROM TROLLEY CAR. Charles Sehler, fifteen years old, of No. 459 Palisade avenue, fell from a trolley car on Palisade avenue while the car was in motion yesterday afternoon. He was severely bruised about the head. He was attended by Dr. Farber and taken home. OIL STOVE BLEW UP. An ollstove exploded in Henry Hagamler’s saloon, at Oakland and Hop kins avenue, this morning and set fire to the premises. The flames were extin guished before much damage was done. MAYOR HQOS ON AN OUTING. Mayor Hoos left the City Hall before noon today to attend the outing of the Armbruster Association which Is being held in the Schuetzen Park, Greenville. Lawyers ■ • r—--.---H Desiring Expedi tion. Neat Work, and Accuracy in the printing of >-t=r_ - ♦-, Law 1ST ore _____-, should secure the prompt delivery and moderate priced service of .. < The Jersey | City Njews HE'S AJJOCRAT. Secretary. of the McEwan Association Writes to Mr. Robert Davis. The monotony ot the City Collector’B office this morning was broken by the arrival of an open letter, the contents of which afforded the liveliest satisfaction to Clerk John Sweeney. He was jubilant over it. Here it is verbatim et literatim:— Town of Unipn. Hon. R. Davis:— •My dear sir—A few days ago organized tile Bryan and Stevenson Democratic Club of Union Hill and on Saturday will organize a club at Hon. Kieswetter’s bailliwiek Secaucus xpect to start & organize at least 1 doz clubs this coming campaign. Am at your back to do any and everything for the success of Demo cracy. Regretting xceedingiy the con fection of dates of outing and State s®iSOn and hoping the affair shall be fixed up satisfactorily for we will WE CAN, WE MUST win in November and in order to do so we must get together & pull to gether. Respectfully yours, WM. CAMP, I.ate recording Secretary Thomias Mc Ewan Association, now I am a Demo crat." Mr. Sweeney read the confession of faith and turning to Assistant Collector Thomas J. Miggins commented on it. He had no doubht, he said, that other Mc Ewanites, even the Honorable Tom him self, would see the error of their ways andi turn to the light and Democracy. "You see Tom." said Mr. Sweeney, “our friend assures Mr. Davis that he is at his back.!’ “Very good of him X am assured and Bob will doubtlessly appreciate it," chimed in a friend standing by. “Did you hear that Tom McEwan was about to leave the Republican party?" asked Mr. Sweeney. “For whose good1?” said the friend. “Why for his own of course. He is tired of the leadership of the machine and I hear that many others will follow him. Gamaliel Christie is with us and so is Louis Steubenvoll and isn’t that consoling? I tell you,” said Mr. Sweeney folding up the letter, which he proposes to have framed and hung up in the Robert Davis Association, “we can’t be beat this time." _ MK. SCHUCKERS WILL SPEAK. Secretary Wm. Devereux, of the State Democratic Committee, announced this morning that he had received a letter from J. W. Sehuckers to the effect that ho would speak in New Jersey for Bryan and Stevenson. Mr. Sehuckers was pri vate secretary to Salmon P. Chase, Sec retary of the Treasury in President Lin coln’s cabinet. He is the author of “The Great Bank Conspiracy,” and a campaign orator of much ability. He has just re cently become a convert to Democracy. Secretary Devereux has received thir ty-live letters from prominent people an nouncing their desire to speak during the campaign and he hopes to have the list ready in a few days. SUSPICIOUS OF THIS CHECK. * A ipan entered the haberdashery of Jacob Meyer, at First and Washington streets, Hoboken, this morning, and after selecting some small articles tendered in payment a check for $40. The check was drawn on the National Spreker Bank, of Canojoharie, N. Y., and was signed ‘William Rosenberg.” The stranger said he was Raul Spethmann. He was well dressed and made every effort to con vince Meyer that the check was good. He said he did not know any person in Hoboken who could identify him. Meyer became suspicious and called in a police man, who took Spethmann to Police (Headquarters. Spethmann gave his age as twenty years and said he lived at No. 232 Webster avenue, this city. He was remanded by Acting Recorder Laverty until he could be identified. GEORGE LANDMEHR, SR,, DEAD. George Landmehr, Sr., father-in-law of Sheriff Carl Ruempler, died at his home at Oakland avenue and Prospect street, last night. Mr. Landmehr was sixty-five years old. Hi was 'born in Germany, but spent most of his years in this country. , He retired from business several years ago. His widow and three children sur vive him. His son, George, is a clerk in the County Clerk’s office. The two daughters are Mrs. Carl Ruempler and Miss Minnie Landmehr. Mr. Landmehr’s death was due to a complication of dis eases. He was a well known German American citizen and was several times elected president of the New York Platte deutsche Verein. THIEVES GOT MRS. BOZ’S JEWELRY Sneak thieves entered the apartments of (Mrs. Margaret A. Boz, No. 444 Bergen avenue, between five and six o’clock Saturday evening while Mrs. Boz was out, and procured booty to the amount of $123. The entrance was alfected by open ing the parlor door with a key. The articles stolen were:—One gold watch and chain, one pair of gold rimmed spectacles, or.e gold breast pin, one gold bar pin, three sets of shirt studs, two gold and one silver; one pair gold cuff buttons with initial "B” in black enamel; one pair of plain gold cuff buttons, one stud with diamond and live dollars in cash. Detec tive Robert Pearson, of the Montgomery street station, is investigating. HURT BY A LOCOMOTIVE Charles Miller, colored, hailing from Dunham, South Carolina, was struck by a locomotive on the New York, Susauehap na and Western Railroad last night on the meadows. His left arm was broken and he was otherwise injured. He was taken to the City Hospital. PRESIDENT LEM8ECK RECOVERING The Board of Finance will meet on Wednesday afternoon. President Henry Lem.be,ck who has been ill for some weeks is recovering. He expects to be able to attend the meeting. 31 ATTKns OF FACT. —Scores, factories and institutions can nos get their supplies as good as any 14. Y. house at D. H. Cleary & Co.’s irhelesale grocery can serve them. Complete stock, low prioes. •tores, Montsomory: Jim : ■ ■ ~ ■ j Widow of Billy Florence Sues for Divorce From Her Second Hus band. Lawyer Edward O’Callahan of this city, will apply to Vice Chancellor Pitney next week for an order of publication in a re markable divorce Case. It is that of Mrs. Anle T. Coveney against Geo. Howard Coveney, formerly an actor. Mts. Coveney was formerly the wife of that famous actor, Willliam J. Florence. After his death his widow joined the "Almighty Dollar" Company where she met Oov eney. After a long courtship Mrs. Florence was married to Coveney on January 10, 1893 ,by the Rev. J. J. Morris, of New York City. When not travelling with her husband Mrs. Coveney resided at Asbury Park, where she owned a handsome house. Three years after the marriage Mr. Coveney suddenly left the house and from that to the present day his wife has never seen him or heard from him. He leift behind him a letter to Mrs. Coveney in which he said:— “It is my determination to go where you will never find me, never, never,” In this he seems to have been success ful, as Mrs. Coveney says, for she has made repeated attempts to discover his whereabouts, but all were in vain. Among New York City members of the theatri cal profession no one precisely knows where the "dashing George Coveney” is. Some believe he is dead, others says he is in Alaska hunting for gold, while one actor said recently that he commanded a company under General Cronje in South Africa and with him was capturetd' b'y General Lord Roberts and subsequently sent to St. Helena, where, it is said, he now is. This actor added that he had re ceived a letter from Coveney prior to the capture of Cronje’s army. Mrs. Coveney, however, has no knowledge of his where abouts. She came to Jersey City some time ago and resided for some time at the Hotel Washington. No answer having been filed to Mrs. Coveney® petition within the time re quired by the statute an order for publi cation will be granted. judge mimmi home Benefited By the Carlsbad Baths—Eeticent on Politics. rSpecial to “The Jersey City News.’’] NEWARK, Aug. 27, 1900.—U. S. District Court Judge Andrew Kirkpatrick arrived home Saturday from Europe, much bene fited by the bath® at Carlsbad, which he took for his rheumatism. He said that he had spent a pleasant time abroad, and had greatly enjoyed hi® trip, notwith standing that hi® rheumatism troubled him at times. “We spent nearly all our time at Carls bad,” he said, "where I took the baths for my rheumatic ailment. I can assure j<Su the baths are the best remedy in the world, and they did me a whole lot of good. At one time I actually thought I would be cured entirely, but as the old saying goes, ’the cat came back,’ and here I am still suffering from the same old complaint, 'but it is not nearly half ®o bad as before I went away. "What kind of treatment did. I receive? Why, the finest in the world. I daily vis ited the baths and was constantly under the care of a skilled physician, who is a specialist in the treatment of rheuma tism. He treated me kindly and we got along very well together. As for the baths, I don’t believe there is anything better in the world to relive rheumatism. They simply put new life in your whole system.” juuge xvii ni-uiii iuiv spime oj. me lamous Bohemian, watering place in glowing terms. He said its waters were efficacious for nearly all complaints. The town is situated in the narrow valley of the River Tepe, and the pine-clad slopes of the hills are traversed by paths in all di rections. The springs, of which the oldest most copious is the Sprudel, which yields about thirty-three cubic feet a minute, are the finest in the world. The colonnade, an imposing iron structure, covers the Sprudel spring, which gushes up in jets one and a half feet thick and from forty to sixty per minute, and varying from six to thirteen feet in height. One peculiarity about Carlsbad is that the town owns the springs and all comers are taxed for what is known as a “visi tor's tax.” For these who stay 'a week or more no charge is made for drinking the water at the springs. Visitors are divided into classes and taxed accordingly. The first-class pay $5, the'second $3, and the third $3, in addition to which there is a music tax for each family during the summer, ranging from $8.50 for first-class visitors to $1 for third class. ' “While at Carlsbad,” contiued the Judge, “I met ex-Secretary of State Hen ry C. Kelsey, of Trenton, and Leonard. Samuel and Abner Kalisch. of Newark. Also Colonel Samuel D. Dickinson, of Jersey City. They were also taking the baths and we had a pleasant time to gether. All were accompanied by their wives. __ HIS HOME HIS CASTLE Seiler’s Tirade Was on His Own Stoop and So Ho 'Went Tree. Frederick Seiler, sixty years old, of No. 406 First street, Hoboken, was arraigned before Acting Recorder Laverty In the Hoboken police-court this morning charged with being a disorderly person. The com plainant, Mrs. Staude ,of No. 408 First street, alleged that Seiler had used In sulting language to her daughter. It transpired at the hearing that the pris oner was sitting on the front porch of his house when he made use of the epithets of which he was accused. Lawyer Clement De R. Leonard, who appeared in behalf of Seiler, argued that according to the statutes his client could not be held as a disorderly person unless he committed the offense in a public place. A civil action for slander, he said, was th» only redress for the complainant. The Court accepted the argument and dis charged the prisoner. Mrs. Staude threat ened to bring suit again Seiler at once. A CHINK IN A TRAP. Amusing Experience of the Cousins Sing After a Night of It, There was somewhat of a commotion about two o’clock this morning in the vicinity of the laundry run by Charlie Sing and Steve Sing, his cousin, at No. 504 Grove street. The Cousins Sing spent yesterday after noon and evening possibly at the fan tan tables of Chinatown. New York, regaling themselves occasionally with chop suey, rodent fricasee and other Chinese delicacies and did not return home until the wee smaa' hours. Charlie Sing inserted the key of his door deftly into the lock, but somehow the lock re fused to work. Charlie worked at the key and then Steve took a hand. Still the key refused to turn. First one and then the other yanked at it, meanwhile Indulging in polite Chinese cuss words. Finally with an unusual effort and an ex clamation that even in Chinese sound ed blasphemous, Charlie gave the key a yank that broke it short off. Tilings were getting desperate. Finally Charlie climbed up on Steve’s shoulders, tdre away the wire netting from over the transom and pushed it open. He attempted to crawl through but got stuck in the middle. A pair of ;arms were working wildly on the inside of the laundry, while a pair of legs en cased loosely In purple linen were doing all sorts of lively stunts in the air out side. The air was kicked full of holes with a pair of Chinese wooden shoes. ■Vainly the Chinaman tried to extricate himself from his jammed position. Steve also grew excited. He was afraid to call a policeman for fear he'd take Charlie and him for burglars, and he was afraid that a blue coat would heave in sight. 'Suddenly there was a great crash. One of the imprisoned man’s wooden shoes shot through the big pane of glass in the door. The noise alarmed the neighborhood, and men, women and children came rushing to street windows, and beholding the kicking legs of the Chinaman protruding from the transom over the laundry door, with the excited Steve trying to catch them in an effort to pull his cousin out of the hole he was in, set up all sorts of shouts, such as:— "Burglars!” "Thieves!" •Murder!” "tPotice!” Patrolmen Galltvay and Pangborn came rushing upon the scene. At the sight of the Chinaman climbing over the transom they thought him a sure enough burglar, perhaps a Boxer with murderous designs on a Chinese Christian. The noise and the general excitement caused Charlie to make a supreme effort to relase himself. He fell inside and' darting Into a rear loom hastily reappeared with a hatchet and beat the door open. Meanwhile Steve was having a desper ate time of it trying to explain the cir cumstances. Ho talks but little English. Waving his hand wildly he shouted:— “Wa no thiefs We Chalie Sieve Sing. Own laundry. Dloor kley 'bloke. No open dloor. Charlie he climb inslide.” The officers themselves were partially dazed as Charlie was battering away with the hatchet at the lock of the door. He could talk better English than his cousin. The door finally yielded and Charlie step ped out. He explained the trouble to the satisfaction of the policemen, both of whom recognized him as one who runs the laundry. FRITCHE WAS DRAMATIC. Soared His 'Wife By Threats to Carve Up His Baby. August Fritche, a butcher, who lives at No. 1114 Nesbitt street, was arraigned in the Second Criminal Court, this morn ing, charged with assault and battery on his brother-in-law, Martin Sperling, of No. 51 Ferry street. The examination brought out the fact that Fritche had either attempted to "carve up his baby with a butcher's knife or led his wife to believe that he intended doing so. Re cently he quarreled with his wife and beat her. She fled from her home with her baby and went to her brother's house in Ferry street. Saturday night Fritche went to Sperling's house and told his wife that he intended “to end it all.” “I'll take the baby first,” he said, picking up the infant and throwing It on a table. Then he whipped out a long bladed butchd.' s knife. The horrified mother screamed. Sper ling and several other members of the family succeeded In getting the knife away from Fritche. Sterling had him arrested on a charge of assault and bat tery as the result of the scuffle between them for possession of the knife. This morning in the Second Criminal Court Acting Police Justice Maes fined Fritche $20 and costs and put him under $500 •bonds to keep the peace. His brother in-law, tho complainant, offered to pay the fine if Fritche could secure bonds men. __ ROCKET FIRES AN AWNING. While the Hog Butchers' Association was returning from their picnic Saturday night, amid a blaze of fireworks, a ball from a Roman candle set fire to the awning In front of Patrick Mahon’s saloon, at No. 796 Newark avenue, and almost burned1 it away. Carrier Pigeons In England. Englishmen in all quarters of the Island are training carrier pigeons for the pur pose of systematic transmission of mes sages. At the Crystal Palace a pigeon post has been established, and it is said to be working perfectly. Numerous clubs have sprung up, which carry on regular com munication with continual points by means of these “postmen of the air.” It is thought that England’s trained pigeons will be immensely valuable to the country in th event of war. It Is recalled that one of Lord Rothschild’s pigeons brought to England the first news of the battle of Waterloo and that large use was made of such birds during the siege of Paris. Tho Difference In Height. The differences between the tallest and shortest races in the world is 1 foot 4% inches, and the average height is 5 feet 5^4 inches. When you say your blood is Impure and ap petite poor you are admitting your need of Hood's Sarsaparilla. Begin taking It at once. KILLED BY I BOLT Lightning Claims Two Vic tims at the Schuetz en Park. FOUR OTHERS Y/ERE SHOCKED Had Taken Refuge From the Rain in a Small Pavilion. During the half hour thunderstorm, yes terday, lightning struck a pavilion in the Union Hill Schuetzen Park, killing two boys and injuring a woman and three men. One of the boys, Joseph Schoening, 12 yeas old, of No. 139 Blum street, Union Hill, died instantly. The other, who was not identified, died twenty minutes later without regaining consciousness. More than two thousand people were in the park attending the annual festival of the Piattdeutsche Volkfest Verein. *The festival began a week ago and closed last night. As soon as the storm was seen coming a large number of the visitors, who were strolling about the grounds, made a rush for the big dancing pavilion. Some reached it, but a majority were caught in the rain and were obliged Ao take shelter in smaller pavilions locat 1 in various sections of the park. All the pavilions are equipped with electric lights. The wire which supply these and other lights form a network through the park and offer a strong attraction for the lightning. The rain fell Jn torrents at the. start. A few minutes later there was a flash of fire followed by a loud report. The lightening struck a wire and ran along it to one of the small pavilions in which were more than fifty people. The next instant the fire flashed in the pavilion. Schoening and the other boy who was killed were the first to fall. They were standing side by side near the place where the w'ire entered the building. A woman about sixty years old and three men who were near them also fell. Then men, though stunned, recovered quickly, but the boys and the woman remained uncon scious. They were carried to the castle, where all efforts to revive them failed. Dr. Stellwagen of Union Hill was sent for. He pronounced Schoening dead. The old lady was brought to consciousness quickly and it was found that she was suffering from shock only. The other boy was stiil un conscious. Dr. Stillwagen said he thought he could save him, but his efforts were un successful. The boy died twenty minutes later. No one in the park knew him and there was nothing on his person by which he could be identified. The bodies of the boys were removed to Coroner Charles Hoffmann's morgue in Hoboken. From appearances the boys must have stood with their backs to the lightning. Each body was badly burned and contused on the back of the neck and shoulders. The unidentified boy was about nineteen years old. The old lady went home without giving her name. Giaoobini’s Comet. Giacobtni’s comet will be, according to its calculated ‘‘ephemeris,” within two degrees of the star Alpha Cygni—the bright star in the head of the ‘North ern Cross, which is now high in the northeast at 9 P. M. The comet should be nearly north of the star. It is so moving as to pass about midway between the star Vega, in the Lyre, and Beta Cygni, in the foot of the Cross. It is now at about its nearest to the earth, and is nearly twice as bright as when discovered, on January 31, at which time it could he seen through a 5-inch tele scope. How to Get Rain. Without the least disrespect, says Brit ish County Life, church prayers for fine weather or atn seem to be looked on as a huge joke by most people. Even in canny Scotland it is recorded of an old “meenister" that when asked to pray for rain he gave the reply:—“Weel, I wull, to please ye, but the de’il a drap ye'll get till there’s change o' the moon.” ■Where Hectors Are Heeded, In Hungary there are thousands of vil lages and hundreds of small towns with out a doctor with inten miles. WEATHER INDICATIONS. ■NEIW YORK, Aug. 27. 1900.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. CM. Tuesday. For New York City and vicinity:—Thunderstorms with rain tonight and probably Tuesday; fresh west to north winds. , Hartnett’s Thermomotrioal Report AUK. 2b. uec. 3 CP. M.7S; fi P. 01.80 9 P. -W.77 12 midnight. 75: <i A. M. 8* 9 A. M.83 12 noon. 88 TAKE NQTICE* --THAT FOR THE ELECTION OF DELEGATES TO THE DEMOCRATIC STATE CONYENTI0H to be held in Taylor’s Opera House* Trenton, N. J., on Wednesday, Sept, 12, 1900, will be held on 1900, from 7 to 9 P, M., at each of the following named places, said Convention to be held for the pur pose of selecting ten (10) candidates for Presidential Electors. By order Hudson Co. Democratic Com. JOHN A. ERICKSON, Chairman* P. H. MURPHY, Secretary. JERSEY CITY—FIRST WARD. First. Second and Third Precincts, ST Greene Street. Fourth and Fifth Precincts, 300 Bajf Street. Sixth and Seventh Precincts, 54 Gregory? Street. Eighth Precinct. 201 Warren Street SECOND WARD. First and Second Precincts. 4S3 Grov* Street Third Precinct, 163 Tenth Street Fourth Precinct, Henderson Street, cor. Thirteenth Street. Fifth Precinct, cor. Seventeenth and Grove Streets. Sixth Precinct, 198 Thirteenth Street Seventh Precinct, 260 Eleventh Street ’ Eighth Precinct, 219 Twelfth Street. Ninth Precinct, 185 Coles Street THIRD WARD. First Precinct, 439 Grove Street. Second Precinct, 404 Grove Street Third Precinct, 439 Grove Street. Fourth Precinct 195% Newark Avenue. Fifth Precinct, 250 Sixth Street. Sixth Precinct, 315 Second Street Seventh Precinct, 1123 Coles Street. Eighth Precinct, 316 Third Street Ninth Precinct, 123 Coles Street FOURTH WARD. First Precinct, 189 Montgomery Street Second Precinct, 291 Grove Street. Third, Fourth and Fifth Precincts, 271 Variek Street. Sixth Precinct, 279 Grand Street. FIFTH WARD. First Precinct, 343 Seventh Street. Second Precinct, 410 Second Street. Third and Fourth Precincts, 271 NewarH Avenue. Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Prea cincts, Dewey Club, York, near Bruns»» wick Street. SIXTH WARD. First Precinct, 708 Grand Street. Second Precinct, 573% Grand Street. Third Precinct, cor. Johnston Avenu4» and Ilalliday Street. Fourth Precinct, 335 Johnston Avenue. Fifth and Sixth Precincts, 316 Communis paw Avenue, Seventh Precinct, 6S6 Garfield Avenue. SEVENTH WARD. First Precinct, 7S5 Ocean Avenue. Second Precinct, 735 Ocean Avenue. Third Precinct, 12 Greenville Avenue. Fourth Precinct, 75 Old Bergen Road. Fifth Precinct, 129 Woodland Avenue. Sixth Precinct, Van Cleef Street, op posite School No. 15. EIGHTH WARD. First, Second and Third Precincts, cer, Communlpaw and Madison Avenues. Fourth Precinct, cor, Communlpaw Ave nue and Sackett Street. Fifth Precinct, 1 Hoadley Avenue. Sixth Precinct, 127 Jackson Avenue. Seventh Precinct, 139 Ocean Avenue. Eighth Precinct, 171 Jackson Avenue. Ninth Precinct, - NINTH WARD. First and Second Precincts, 673 Mont gomery Street. • Third Precinct, 7 Foye Place. Fourth Precinct, Summit Avenue, neat Sip Avenue. Fifth Precinct, cor. Stuyvesant Avenue and Boulevard. Sixth Precinct, Jewett Avenue, cor. Boulevard. Seventh Precinct, 415 West Side Avenues TENTH WARD. First Precinct, 164 Baldwin Avenue. Second Precinct. 541 Newark Avenue. Third Precinct. 571 Newark Avenue. Fourth Precinct, 571 Newark Avenue. Fifth Precinct, 840 Newark Avenue. Sixth Precinct, Newark Avenue an4 Frazier Place. Seventh Precinct. 331* Montrose Avenue. Eighth and Ninth Precincts, S40 New ark Avenue. ELEVENTH WARD. First Precinct. Newark Avenue and Oakland Avenue. Second Precinct, 22 St. Paul's Avenue. Third Precinct. 134 St. Paul's Avenue. Fourth Precinct, Oakland and Laidlat* Avenues. Fifth Precinct, 153 Oakland Avenue. Sixth Precinct, 235 Central Avenue. Seventh Precinct, 11 Griffith Street. Eighth Precinct, 144 Franklin Street. Ninth Precinct, 216 Webster Avenue. TWELFTH WARD. First Precinct, 3S Congress Street. Second Precinct, 95 Congress Street. Third Precinct, 11BS Summit Avenue. Fourth Precinct, 1035 Summit Avenue. Fifth Precinct, 411 Central Avenue. Sixth and Seventh Precincts, 297 Cen tral Avenue. Eighth Precinct, 182 Zabrtskle Street. NOTICE TO COMMITTEEMEN. Each Committeeman will send the name of the one (1) delegate elected in his Precinct to Michael I. Fagen, 7* Mont gomery Street, Jersey City.