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leraty City JAMKSLUBK. “Ku'm* PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON —BY— THE CITY PUBLISHING COMPANY OFFICE Mo. 251 Washington Brassr. THE NEWS BUILDING Telephone Cell, Jersey Cltr.JIL »EW YORK OFFICE No, HI BROADWAY. THEJERSEY CITY NKWS, trk ovr.T motocaATte Eau.t I’atkr Pcbusukd is JSHSKV City — single copies, one cent; subscription three dollars per Jeer postage puld. Entered In the post office at Jersey City as second class matter. AH business communications should be addressed to tbe Crrv Publishing Comcast; all letters tor pub, Jieation So tho Manualn.A Kdltor. MCJNIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1900. This paper is Democratic in principles •nd is independent in its views on all local questions. Mr. Bry na’s Fool Supporters. Decidedly the "World” is doing both the country and the Democratic party the worst possible service in its Extraordinary demands for a backdown in China. What It means by urging that we should now draw out of the imbroglio, merely because the lives of Minister Conger and his suite are saved, common senee fails to suggest. If we should withdraw our troops at this time and cease all participation in the business of bringing China to terms, we should be guilty In the eyes of all Christendom of cowardice, bad faith and almost. Incredible folly. What rights could we expect to enjoy in China at any future time? What share of the com merce of. the country could we claim? What righj'-. would wo have to protect our missionaries or other citizens who might enter Chinese territory? Could we even send Mr. Conger back as Minister to the Chinese Government, or would we not by our abandonment of our share In the pending struggle abandon equally all right of intercourse with the empire when re modelled 'by European force? z?Tom me Droaa point or view tne | “World’s" demands are unimportant. No- [ body will be so fatuous as to pay any at- i tention to them. But the effect upon the Democratic party of urging such a policy cannot fail to be disastrous. The ’'World" Is one of the leading newspapers now giving Mr. Bryan a more or less earnest support. It is impossible therefore to I keep the idea out of the general mind ! that, in advocating a policy of running away from our responsibilities in the ! East, it Is voicing his sentiments. Of! course this is unfair. Mr. Bryan may j have the soundest views on this question. ! (He has not yet expressed himself upon it, j and it is nonsense to hold bint responsible : for the crazy maunderings of the New ! York organ of ignorance and meanness. This is the penalty which Mr. Bryan pays for the support of the criminal class of publications. .He is liable to be held more or lese guilty of their crimes. Thus many people attribute to h.m the atrocious views of the Jacobin Club because they find these preached in the New York “Journal.’’ Tod3y the "Tr.’bune” has a hysterical protest against the policy of “scuttle" in China, based upon the “World’s" half insane lucubrations. Mr. Bryan needs a great deal of sympathy on account of the tag-rag and bobtail who are attaching themselves to his kite. It fa to be feared that by the time the cam paign is over he will be forced to wail in the fullest bitterness of his soul, "Save me from my friends." A Man Who Has Given the World Something. Readers of this morning's newspapers will have noticed therein brief obituary notices of one Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. To some the name will mean nothing. To a majority of those who are acquainted with it, the only thought that ■will arise is that an extraordinary lunatic has come to his end. A very few wiil mourn the death of one of the world’s great teachers, a prophet of the mighty future. Time alone can tell just what Nietzsche ■Was, a madman or a seer. But one con cession must be made <o his memory, viz., that he has contributed one master idea to the thought of the age, that of the nebermensch, or "above-man.” Seizing a fugitive expression of Goethe, he de veloped the conception of a step still to be made in the process of evolution, that Of the “above-man," as he called it, a being as far beyond humanity In its In stincts and faculties as man is above the anthropoid apes. This concept may be only a dream, but It Is a dream of the sort that constitutes genius In the dreamer. Nietzsche’s method of presentation is wild and rhapsodical, even incoherent; in his later life he be came indubitably insane; hence the habit of the majority of persons of disposing of him as a mere Intellectual freak. But the Immensity of hi* main thought cannot be disposed of in any summary way. As thought and effort progress, it is more than likely that the development of the “above-man” will occupy a larger and larger place In the general mind of the present race. HISS O'TOOLE TO MARRY. The bans of marriage between Thomas Carey and Miss Julia O’Toole were an nounced yesterday In the Church of Our Lady of Grace, Hoboken. Mlee O’Toole Is a popular teacher in the Hoboken High School. She has a host of friends through out the city and is prominent in society. •Mr. Carey Is engaged with his brother In the real estate business. ST. MICHAEL’S LAWN PARTY END. St Michael’s lawn party came to a brilliant close on Saturday night. Quite a large crowd was in attendance. The afTalr has proved a great social and financial success. PRIEST'SJUBILEE, Father Harpes Presented With a Purse by His Flock. HE DONATES IT TO CHURCH After Nine Years at St Peter’s He Is Transferred to the Bay State. As a token of the esteem and good will which the parishioners of St. Peter’s R. C. Church, Grand and Van Vorst streets, hold their rector. Rev. Father Harpes, they presented him yesterday with a cheek of $1,222. It was a great day for Father Harpes as it was the celebration of his twenty-five years ordination to the priesthood, and also his last day as rector of St. Peter’s Church, of which he had charge for nine years. In the morning the last mass, which was a solemn high mass, was celebrated by Rev. Father Harpes, assisted by Fathers Busam and Zwinge. The sermon was preached by Rev. Father 'McDonald. The church was crowded to the doors. At the conclusion of the mass, the com mittee in charge of the presentation escorted Rev. Father Harpes, followed by the congregation, to 3t. Peter’s Hall, on York street, where the presentation was made. On the stage were:—Tax Com missioner James F. Gannon, who acted as chairman, Michael B. Holmes, Patrick Buckley. ex-Alderman William Moran, William H. Norton, Rev. Father Harpes and Rey. Father McDonald. Mr. Gannon after explaining the pur pose of assembling in the hall: introduced Rev. Father McDonald, who spoke very briefly of how the people of St. Peter’s Church loved the retiring rector, of the good work he had performed during the time he had charge of the palish, and upon the celebration of his quarter cen tury as a priest. He then, on behalf of the committee, presented Father Harpes with the check. In the absence of Mr. Robert Davis from the city, who was treasurer, Com missioner Gannon gave his own personal check for the amount that was sub scribed. The applause the remarks of Father McDonald received was tre mendous and as Father Harpes arose to accept the gift he was given a great ovation. Mr. Gannon then read the names of the subscribers and expressed his thanks for their assistance to the committee. Mt. Michael B. Holmes was introduced and on behalf of the people of the parish read the following letter:— Jersey City. Aug. 26, 1900. Itev. John Harpes, S. J., Rector or St. Peter s Church and President of St. Peter s College:— Rev. Dear Sir—Learning that you are about to eeiebrtue your silver jubilee, alter having devoted a quarter of a century of your life to the service of God and His Church, nine of these years having been spent in St. Peter's parish, whose people, Knowing and ap preciating tne great sacrifices you have made tor ilieir spiritual welfare and the education of .heir children, now leain with profound sorrow that you are about to be removed from them to another field of labor in Christ's vine yard. E'er the link that has these many years bound you to us is completely severed, your spiritual children of St. Peter's parish ask the privilege of b» tr.g allowed to present you with this purse as a small token of their ap preciation of the self sacrificing labors you have performed during your stay among them. While we regret that in obedience to the will of the Superior General, and in compliance with the rules of your order, you are now about to sever your connection with us as President of St. Peter's College and rector of St. Peter’s Church, you may rest assured that you carry with you to your new field of labor, the admiration, respect and love of every member of St. Peter’s congregation. Hoping that you will ever remember the people of this parish in your pray ers and when offering the holy sacri fice of the Mass, we are, on behalf of the people of St. Peter’s parish and the contributors to this testimonial, Most respectfully yours, ROBERT DAVIS. Chairman. WILLIAM H. NORTON, Secretary. JAMES F. GANNON, FRANK J. McKENNA, JOHN J. O'DONNELL, PATRICK F. DOYLE. MICHAEL B. HOLMES, PATRICK BUCKLEY, WILLIAM J. MORAN, CHARLES J. SOMERS, Committee of Arrangements. Rev. Father 'Harpes was then intro duced amid tremendous applause that lasted for more than three minutes. After it subsided he said:— "Dear friends, I never in my life under stood better the meaning of the word gratitude. I want to say that never will I forget you for your kindness to me. In the nine years that I have been among you I claim nothing for myself; it is all owing to you.. If any good has been ac complished the credit belongs to you. What could I have done without your help? As for the many good deeds that have been done for the poor of the parish the credit belongs to the St. Vincent de Paul and the Sewing Circle, and as for the education of your children that credit also belongs to you. The credit in fact is all your^ and I have reason to thank you for the help you have rendered me during my years in St. Peter’s. "I want to say that -during my nine years, of the twenty-five as a priest, in St. Peter’s they were the happiest of my life. I want to thank the committee for their generous offering to me, and with 44 The Least Hair Casts a Shadow/' A single drop of poison ' blood will, unless checked in time, make the whole impure. Hood's Sarsaparilla is the great leader in blood purifiers. It casts no shadow, but brings sunshine and health into every household. Dyspepsia—"For six months my sys tem was out of order with dyspepsia and impure blood. Spent lots of money in vain, but Hood’s Sarsaparilla cured me thoroughlyJos. S. Zauba, Genoa, Neb. Eruptions — "/ had annoying erup tions caused by impure blood, and physi cians' treatment failed to benefit. Hood’s Sarsaparilla removed them and I am no longer annoyed.” W. R. Hudson, Natrona, Pa. Hoortl WU cure Ut«t 1H»; the non-irritating end Wly eathartic to t»Ke~wlth Uooitt WmWpHrin:-.' B.OOO of it I will establish a free and life scholarship and the balance of the money I will give towards clearing she debt on the new school.” Then those people present crowded upon the stage and shook Father 'Harpes’s hand warmly and bid him good-by. Father IHarpes left this morning for Boston, where he will take charge of 'Holy Cross Callage, Worcester, Maas. Rev. Father Zwinge has been assigned to take chuige of St. Peter’s Church. "OUR DANDY FOURTH” Companies "D” and "K” Give an Exhibition at Hollywood. Two companies of the Fourth Regiment, D and K, commanded by Captains Morti mer J. Gleason and Frederick Steisrlelter, wont to Long Branch on Saturday to par ticipate in the military and athletic tour nament at Hollywood Park, West End. The companies went as a provisional bat talion under the command of Major Henry Lohmann, Jr., assisted by Battalion Ad jutant Lieutenant Frank H. Cole. Lieu tenants George L. Relchelin and James A. Van Valen assisted Captain Steigletter, and Lieutenants Addison B. Burroughs and Earl Z. Daub were Captain Gleason's assistants. Battalion Surgeon Lieutenant Charles H. Purdy and Hospital Steward Henry E. Joel accompanied the battalion. The companies gave an exhibition ex tended order drill at 4 o'clock, and were the objects of much praise and applause for the credltabue manner in which they acquitted themselves. Colonel Robert G. Smith, who was one of the judges, said he was well pleased. The Citizens’ Commit tee of Long Branch entertained the Fourth at dinner and at a clam bake at night and presented a silver loving cup to the battalion. EDWARD SCHREIBER DEAD. For Twenty-six Yean He Was As sistant Treasurer of Hoboken. Edward Schreiber, who for twenty-Mx years has held the office of Assistant City Treasurer, of Hoboken, died yesterday afternoon In Christ Hospital, where he was taken a few days ago, suffering from cancer of the throat. He was born Sep tember 10, 1839, in Hassen Cassel, Ger many, and came to this country in 1855. He served during the Civil War in the Eighth New York Regiment. He was ap pointed assistant city treasurer under Treasurer John Kamena in 1874 and was retained by James Smith, the. present City Treasurer, who took office in 18SS. Mr. Schrleber lived at No. 513 Garden street. 'He leaves one son and three daughters. He had been ill for some time. A SUCCESSFUL BENEFIT. The dramatic and musical entertainment under the auspices of St. Mary’s Church for the benefit of St. Mary’s orphanage, that took place Saturday afternoon and evening at the Bijou Theatre was a grand success. The programme was composed ' of professional artists and every number i was heartily applauded. It was as fol- ; lows:—Anderson's Newsboys’ Novelty. Quintette; Fox and Foxie, the "Clown j and His Dog”; Anderson and Wallace, in \ their original travesty, “Professional ! Life”; (Bessie Taylor, refined vocalist: i Wm. Cahill 'Davies, the "Man from Ire- : land”; Radie Furman, the petite com- | edienne; Wood and Stone, musical com- i edians; Mabel Fuller, Theo. Lytle and j Molly Mailer, in their comedy creation, I "Over the Pike”; Joe Welch, Hebrew dia- | lect comedian, and Fullam and Hansen, song illustrators, assisted by a famous boy tenor. __ ELECTRICIANS HAVE A PICNIC. The Millwright Department of the Western Electric Company had its second annual picnic Saturday afternoon and evening at Greenville Schuetzen Park. The affair was very well attended. Fully eight hundred people were in the park in the evening, and the dancing was en joyed by everybody. During the after noon games and races were run off, in cluding a swimming match, bowling match, rope climbing, sack race, running broad jump, hundred yard dash, putting sixteen pound shot, and tug-of-war. The games were all exciting and the rope climbing contest caused a lot of fun. The novices in the contest would slide down rather faster than was right and a number of sore hands were the con sequence. THIS BOY HAS A COOL HEAD. READING, Pa„ Aug. 27, 1900.—Howard Mulligan, aged fourteen years, had a marvelous escape from death. (He was picking coal on the railroad and had mounted a car attached to an empty coal train. In climbing over the end of the car he lost his balance and slid down the in cline towards the trap door. The door was open and in an instant he disap peared through the opening. Those who saw the lad drop were certain that he would be killed. He lay on the road'bed perfectly still while forty-five cars went over him. When the train had passed he jumped up and walked away. ANOTHER “VIADUCTER” PENNED. Thomas Sullivan, twenty-two years old, of No. 760 Jersey avenue, a member of the “Viaduct Gang,” which makes life in the neighborhood of Thirteenth street miserable, was before Justice McCormick in the First Criminal Court this morning and was sent to the penitentiary for sixty days in default of a fine of $10. Sullivan was caught drunk and car ousing Saturday night. When he reaches the "Farm” at Snake Hill he will find a half dozen of his former associates there. CHANGE OF ORGANISTSI Mr. Peter F. Campbell, who has been the organist of St. John’s R. C. Church for a long time will succeed Organist Smith as organist of St. Mary’s Church. Mr. Smith succeeded Miss Armstrong, who recently resigned. iMr. Campbell at present is sojourning with the Rev. Father Fitzgibbons, at Philadelphia. PERSONALS. Mr. Henry Hoffen, of No. 306 Palisade avenue, left yesterday afternoon for a two weeks' vacation trip to Chicago. Charles Reers, who has been spending several months in Germany in an effort to recuperate his health, arrived home on the steamship Rotterdam yesterday after noon in the best of health. It had been reported that he had been quite 111 in Germany. The Rev. Father Brady of St. Mary's R. C. Church, left this morning for a va cation trip of two weeks to Thousand Islands. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Henderson and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McGucklin have re turned home after a two weeks' vacation. James Sullivan, of No. 218 Newark ave nue. returned home Saturday from a trip through Europe. During his stay in Parts he visited th exposition and he says it is a remarkable affair. Mr. Harry W. Brown and1 his son, Raymond, of Gregc/ry street, left today for Detroit, Michigan, where they will STORM HELPED FIREMEN. Put Out a Meadow Blase That Might Hava Bean Serious. Yesterday’s cloud burst doubtless pre vented u serious fire In the Horseshoe. Just before the rain-came down In a tor rent a great blaze from, which rolled a huge black coll of smoke was observed below the Hill in the vicinity of Seventeenth street and Hoboken avenue. Those who witnessed it immediately jumped to the conclusion that the Crew, I-evick Company’s Oil Works were on tire. At the time the northern sky was being rent every few seconds by horiz ontal flashes of lightning. It was sur mised that one of the company’s oil tanks had been struck and1 fired. The flames were gathering headway and fire alarm boxes both above and below the Hill were pulled. Before the firemen reached the scene the cloudburst and the rain descended in sheets. The flames dis appeared as rapidly as they had sprung up, and firemen, drenched to the hide, looked in vain for the fire. Nos. 1, 5 and 6 Engines, and No. 2 Truck, below the Hill, responded, as did also Nos. 7, U, 12 and H Engines and No. 3 Truck. The firemen blinded by the rain sworo at their luck in having to respond to false alarms. One of the boxes pulled on the Hill was No. 412, which has so often, fooled them. The only evidence of a fire was the burned stalks of about fifty square yards of meadow grass which, doubtlessly had been fired by sparks from, a West Shore locomotive. The fire was near to the oil works and was sweeping in that direc tion. THE DOOLEYS TOO TALKATIVE. James Oats OS But William Is Mulcted a Ten Dollar Note. The Dooley brothers, William and James, of No. 606 Henderson street, were before Acting Police Justice McCormick, this morning; -qftfer Several sifnilar ex periences in the past. Thoy were ar rested by Chanceman Beggans. The offi cer testified that William had been do ing so much loud talking and making such a general nuisance of himself that he warned the youth to keep quiet and go home. They were on the corner of Henderson and Fifteenth streets at the time. William walked away, but returned shortly. Then he resumed his disorderly conduct and was arrested. On the way to the signal box James came along and tried to argue the matter with the officer. This being useless James began a fight. He became abusive and invited the officer to arrest him also. He was accommodated. - Justice McCormick warned James and let him go, but sen tenced William to pay a fine of $10 or serve sixty days in jail. ANOTHER FALSE FIRE ALARM. The Greenville fire department were routed out Saturday night to answer a call from box 8, located at the corner of Sea View and Garfield avenues. On arriv ing at the spot no fire or anybody who could tell who sent the alarms in could be found. The first alarm sounded at 1:15, and the second three minutes later. While the firemen were discussing the matter some one said there was a fire at Arm bruster’s Greenville Schuetzen Park. The men went there and discovered that the switch box for the electric lights was on fire. The box is on a pole in front of the park. No alarm had been sent in from there, so some one must have run almost a mile from the park to the box from which the alarm came. The firemen would like very much to meet the man or boy ■who broke the glass in the box and sent in the call. MARIA GOES BACK TO THE PEN. For the next ninety days Maria Bender, a well known character of disrepute, who has spent half her thirty years of life in jail, will be missed from her old haunts. Maria was walking along Newark avenue at four o’clock yesterday morning, drunk, and creating a general disturbance. Patrolman Maypother was strolling along, saw her, and started toward her. When she met the officer she said she did not like his face and expressed the opinion that he wasn't so much anyhow, Maypother arrested her. Justice McCor mick said ninety days In the Penitentiary might improve her taste, whereupon Maria screamed and Jumped about like a m'ad thing, creating a general disturbance in court. It was necessary to carry her to a cell. "GOT IT RIGHT" THIS TIME. A house of ill repute, which has caused the police considerable trouble, but which could not be “got right," was at last raid ed Saturday night and the keeper caught. The place was at No. 248 Railroad avenue, and was kept by Nora Richardson, a chum of “Hoboken Sadie.” “Hoboken Sadie” was christened Sadie Loth, and Is sometimes known as Sadie Thorpe. The Richardson woman was the only occupant. She was held in $500 for the Grand Jury. RELIEF SEWER FOR THE HILL A delegation of property owners on the Hill waited on Mayor Hoos again this morning in reference to a relief sewer for that section. They previously were before the Street and Water Board, who inform ed them that the city would require leg islation to secure the improvement. The Mayor assured the delegation that he would do all in his power to carry out their wishes. < CHURCH DOOR FOUND OPEN. The front door of the First United Presbyterian Chuch, at Sip and Tonnele avenues, whs found open yesteday after noon by Patrolman Thomas Williams, of the Montgomery street police station. The sexton, A. W. Stead, of No. 328 Summit avenue, after making sure noth ing had been stolen, locked' the door. CLOSE CALL FOR DRINK MIXER. ".~~. \ Some unknown person fired a bullet from a revolver through a window of •Frank Kiel’s saloon. No. 415 Germania avenue, Saturday night. The bullet whizzed past the head of the bartender and smashed a bottle of liquor behind the baf. BURNED BY BENZINE t A small fire occured In the apartments of Mrs. Mary Wise, at No. 161 Mercer street yesterday, and she was severely burned. She was lighting her gas stove when the flames burst forth and ignited a bottle of benzine, which exploded. The burning liquid spread over her arm. Lit tle other damage was done. Stops thf Cough and Works Off the Cold. Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets cure a cold In one day. No Cure. (No Pay. Price , CARS JUiP^A TRESTLE. 100 Ton* of Coal Dumped Into a Monmouth Street Lot. Two fifty ton steel coal ears loaded with soft coal were thrown from the outer track on the north side of the elevated freight trestle of the Pennsylvania Railroad trestle shortly after nine o'clock Satur day night, and. fell with a tremendous crash Into the open lot at Sixth and Mon mouth streets. The breaking of the flange of one of the wheels of one car caused the accident. The two cars were part of a long train that was moving somewhat rapidly over the trestle when the acci dent occurred. About one hundred and fifty feet of the railing of the trestle was carried away and the trestle itself was considerably damaged. Great excitement prevailed . in the neighborhood at the time. It was rumored that a man was under the deBVls. Few people knew exactly what had taken place. Some one sent In a fire alarm and fire engines came dashing upon the scone. The streets were crowded with people. One of the cars partially block ed Monmouth street. A wrecking train soon appeared upon the trestle and work men were employed all night. In hoisting up and removing the wreck from be low. The one hundred tons of soft coal still lie In the open lot. It Is In this lot that the open air con certs under the auspices of William Wiley Association are given. On such occasions several thousand persons usually gather. Had the accident oc curred during one of these concerts many would have been killed. BOULEVARD IN DARKNESS. Usnal Crowd of Sunday Night Strol lers Leave in Disgust. The electric lights on the Boulevard gave a somewhat erratic exhibition last night and demonstrated that they possess the undesjrable faculty of going out whenever they see fit. They gleamed forth as usual at about 7:30 P. M., and the usual large number of persons sought the Boulevard for a cool stroll. After remaining lit for twenty minutes at the outside they suddenly went out. This put a damper on the strollers, who immediately sought their homes, for the Boulevard in the dark is a most dis mal promenade. As the throng wended its way homeward the lights bobbed up again serenely and many retraced their steps. They did not count upon the ec centricities of the Boulevard lights, which in about five minutes again flickered and went out, leaving the thoroughfare in darkness. This time the promenaders left for good. In consequence the Boulevard, usually crowded until a late hour on Sunday evenings, was practically desert ed at ten o’clock. Many adverse criti cisms of the annoying performances of the lights were heard on all sides. B. R. C.’S CLAMBAKE TONIGHT. The annual trolley ride and clam bake of the Bergen Republican Club will be held tonight. Several illuminated trolley cars will leave the clubhouse, No. 544 Ber gen avenue, at 8 o’clock. All intending to participate are requested by President William R. Harrison to be on hand at an early hour. THIS FIRE A LITTLE ONE A Are was discovered at 8 o’clock last night by a citizen in the two story and basement brick dwelling at No. 20 Sum mit avenue, owned and occupied by John O’Brien. Fire box 62 was pulled and the engines responded, extinguishing the flames in a few minutes. Damage alight, cause of fire unknown. HE “DID" THE PARSON. But Pastor Stanloy Has Hopes the Swindler Is In Dnrance. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] ATLANTIC CITY, Aug. 27, 1900.—A tele gram received last night by Pastor Stan ley of the First Presbyterian Church leads him to believe that the swindler who some weeks ago imposed upon his confidence has been apprehended in Bal timore. The swindler went under the name of Dr. Williams, a surgeon In the German Navy. He was at a prominent hotel, handily lost his pocketbook when his 'board bill was due, knew a friend of Dr. Stanley’s in Japan, and had a brother who was a Presbyterian minister in Dresden, Germany. Dr. Stanley invited the naval officer in distress to his home and he remained there several weeks, ne gotiating loans of money in the mean time, and promising when remittances came to pay up and make a donation to the church. W’hen the remittances were due he disappeared. Pastor Stanley occasionally heard of the man through friends writing him of a German naval officer appealing for financial assistance because he- lost his wallet and was in financial straits. Pas tor Stanley may go to Baltimore to ap pear against the prisoner who gave the name of Dr. Von Hatzfeld, but who answered the description of Dr. Williams. Dr. Hatzfeld says in addition that he belongs to the German Navy. MAIDS WILL SAW WOOD. But They Will Also Say a l>ot to Raise Church Fund. [Special to ‘ The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON, Aug. 27, 1900—Several young and pretty women, members o£ Grace Methodist Church, at Crosswicks, a small hamlet near this city, will saw wood for a prize at the coming church festival. The church treasury needs replenishing, and the trustees were at a loss to find some scheme that would draw a crowd. They were opposed to wheels of fortune and lottery schemes. What was wanted was something new and they were about giving up in despair when one of the pretty girl members of the congregation suggested that a wood-sawing contest be held. The idea was taken up instantly. The contest is to be held Thursday night, on the church lawn, inside an in closure, to which an admission fee is to been charged. The young men of the sur rounding country are taking great in terest in the affair. BRONZED VOYAGERS RETURN. Jersey Statesmen Nov Talk in Na - tical Terms. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON. Aug. 27, 1900.—Bronzed and weather beaten by their four days’ voyage on the pilot boat Tunnell, the group of New Jersey statesmen put in to Cape May yesterday afternoon. State Comptroller W. S. Hancock was the only sign of a wreck. He had encountered a slippery companionway just as he went abroad last Wednesday, and spent all the rest of the voyage in nursing a sprained ankle. As the boat was well provided with emergency remedies, the Comptroller was made as comfortable as possible. All of the statesmen learned a lot about piloting, and now the snip of state will be steered with a precision born of ex perience. The party had a delightful trip, with plenty of fishing and other attrac tions. . SPANISH VETERANS MEET Annual Encampment Was a ^success In Every Par ticular. [Special to “The Jersey City News."} TRENTON, Aug. 27, 1900.—All of the old officers of the New Jersey Depart ment of the Spanlsh-American War Vet erans' Association were re-elected at the annual encampment of the organization in the Ribsam building, this city, last Saturday. It was the first encampment to be held In this State, and was a success in every particular. Captain William E. Pedrick, of this city, presided. Captain Pedrick, who was appointed Department Com mander at the formation of the associa tion less than a year ago, was elected to succeed himself, despite his expressed desire not to be considered for a second term. The following officers were also re elected:—Senior Vice Department Com mander, Jacob M. Coward, Trenton; Junior Vice Department Commander, Henry M. Allers, Harrison; Assistant Ad jutant General, Harry C. Valentine, Tren ton; Assistant Quartermaster General, Francis D. Jackson, Hoboken; Assistant Inspector General, J. A. Mather, Camden; Assistant Surgeon General, Dr. John J. Broderick, Jersey City; Chaplain, the Rev. Otis A. Glazebrook, Elizabeth; Judge Advocate, C. Albert Gasser, New ark; Aides-de-Camp, U. G. Lee. Camden; John W. Stevens, Trenton; William Drake, Trenton. interesting addresses were made dur ing the encampment by Colonel Coryell, of Philadelphia, the Vice Commander-In Chief; the Rev. Otis A. Glazebrook, of Elizabeth, the Chaplain of the New Jer sey Department of the S. A. W. V. A., and Junior Vice Commander Henry Al lers, of Newark. Senior Vice Commander of New Jersey Captain Jacob M. Coward, of this city, gave an interesting history of the prog ress of the association in New Jersey since its inception less than a year ago. There are now five camps in the State, located in Orange, Dover, Trenton, Cam den and Bayonne, and others are in pro cess of organization in Newark, Hobo ken, Jersey City and Rahway. Through out the United States there are now about 195 camps. No definite action was taken in respect to the place for the holding of the next encampment, it being considered advisa ble to wait until some of the camps now* being formed had a say in the matter. THE PERIPATETIC SCHOOL It I» a Building Trenton Will Have, Not a Cnlt. The Trenton School Board contem plates following a plan adopted in Boston for providing accommodations for school children In parts of the city where there is not room in the regular school buildings. The Boston plan is to have portable structures that can be set up in congested districts and used until permanent build ings can be provided. The local board has in mind to have such a structure put up in connection with the Washington School, which is very crowded. $65.00 COLD WATCH$30. $45.00 DIAMONDS $25. This lot of Diamond Rings I offer at $25 cash this month only, every one well worth $45.00; in fact you could not dupli cate them at the above price. Set in both Ladles’ and- Gentlemen’s “Solid 14 , Mountings. Several Diamond Inlaid Waltham Watches for $25, cost from $oO.O0 to $80.00. Full value within one year if unsatisfactory. Many other Dia mond pieces at one-half their first cost Call at once; they will be sold quieklv at my prices. A very fine Tiffany "Split Second’’ lS-Karat Gold Watch for $200; Repeater for $175. Three high-grade Swiss Watches at one-third their actual cost new. One solid 14-Karat Gold Waltham Watch for $30 that cost $05.00. Several other Watch and Diamond bargains this week at KEENE’S, 140 FULTON ST. NEW YORK (near Nassau st.) Hours 8 A. M. to 6 P. M., “Saturdays Included.” Telephone ”5201 Cortlandt.” CORPORATION NOTICE. Notice Is hereby given that on the 21st dav of August, 1900, the Commissioners of As sessment filed in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners their final assessment map and report for the CONSTRUCTION OF A SEWER IN MONT GOMERY STREET. from a point 85 feet east of Barrow street; thence easterly to connect with present sewer in Montgomery street, in accordance with pe tition previously presented to said Board on the 12th day of September, 1S99, and conform ably to the provisions of Chapter 217 of the Laws of 1895, and the same is now open to public inspection in the office of the Clerk of said Board. And notice is also given that the following street or avenue or particular section thereof is Included in said assessment, namely:— MONTGOMERY STREET, on the north side from a point about SI feet east of Barrow street to a point about 104 feet east thereof, and on the south side from a point about 100 feet east of Barrow street to a point about 175 feet east thereof. And that in accordance with the provisions of the Act above cited, the 4th dav of Septem ber, 1900, at 2 o’clock P. M., and IJje Assembly Chamber of the City Hall are hereby fixed as the time and place when and where the Board of Street and Water Commissioners will meet to hear, consider and adjudicate upon all ob jections to the confirmation of said final as sessment map and report that may be pre sented in writing. By order of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners. GEORGE T. BOUTON. f-ifirk Dated Jersey City, August 27, 1900. CORPORATION NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that on the 21st day of August, 1900, the Commissioners of Assess ment filed In the office of the Clerk of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners their final assessment map and report for the CONSTRUCTION OF A LATERAL SEWER IN ARMSTRONG AVENUE (formerly Walker avenue), from a point about 10 feet east of Van Cleef street to and con necting with the sewer under the easterly sidewalk of Ocean avenue at Armstrong ave nue, in accordance with petition previously presented to said Board on the Gth day of March, 1900, and conformably to the provisions of Chapter 217 of the Laws of 1895. and the same is now open to public inspection in the office of the Clerk of said Board. And said map also shows a just portion of the cost and expense of the main sewer in DWIGHT STREET. GARFIELD AVENUE RICHARD STREET, ETC., from Jackson avenue to New York Bay, which proceedings were taken in accordance with provisions of Chapter 197 of the Laws of 1885. And notice is also given that the following streets or avenues or particular sections there of are included In said assessment, namely_ ARMSTRONG AVENUE, from Ocean avenue to Van Cleef street on the south side, and on the north side to a point 25 feet east of Van Cleef street. OCEAN AVENUE, on the west side, from Armstrong avenue to points 25.00 feet north and south thereof. And that In accordance with the provisions of the Act above cited, the 4th day of Septem ber, 1900, at 2 o'clock P. M., and the Assembly Chamber of the City Hall are hereby fixed as the time and place when and where the Board of Street and Water Commissioners will meet to hear, consider and adjudicate upon all ob jections to the confirmation of said final as sessment map and report that may be pre sented in writing. By order of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners. GEO. T. BOUTON, Clerk. DatedJTersey^CRy, August 27, 1900. ___ NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT—NOTICE is hereby given that the final account of the subscriber, administratrix of the estate of William Shaw, deceased, will be audited and Stated by the 'Surrogate of the County O'BJHucteon, and reported for settlement on jFriday, the 7th day of Sep tember next./ ' Dated ^uly 1, A. D. 1900. ANN SSIAW. The New Jersey S3 MONTGOMERY STREET, JERSEY CITY, II J. Offers to the public the privileges of its Safe Deposit ¥ault At prices that are within the reach of all. The Vault is protected against burglary, fire, etc., by every known device. A box may be rented for one year for $5. Vault open daily, 9 to 5 P. M. Satur day, 9 A. M. to 12 M. Public inspection invited. ED VC A TJONA L. STEVENS SCHOOL, The Academic Department, OF THE STEYEHS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY RIVER STREET, Between 5th and 6th Sts., Hoboken, N. J. REOPENS SEPT. 17, 1900. Registration day for applicants for admission on Sept, 12th. Examination for admission on the 13th and 14th of September. Courses of study preparatory to College and Schools of Science, Law and Medicine The rate of tuition for all classes is $150 per year, of $50 per term. These terms include all the studies. For catalogues apply to the Principal of Stevens School. • WANTED. AGENTS WANTED. $25 to $30 DAILY EASILY MADE by our lave Agents, men or women, selling our latest Novelty Campaign Water proof Neckties. Good? entirely new and patented. Agents delighted. Sales un limited. What others do. you can do. Time is short. Write today and secure exclusive territory. Guaranteed best seller. Address with stamp, M & M.MANFG Co., Dept. C., Springfield, Mass. HUSTLING YOUNG MAN CAtN MAKE $60 per month and expenses. Permanent position. Experience unnecessary. Write quick for particulars. Clark & Co., 4t'h and Locust Sts.. Phlla., Pa. WINGERATH BUYS ALL YOUR OLD Metal, Copper, Brass. Lead, Zinc, at the highest price. No. So Grand Street. Jersey City. WANTED—AN EXPERIENCED COLLECTOR and solicitor for brewery. No others need apply. Address Box M, News Office. CORPORATION NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that the Commis * sioners of Assessments for Jersey City, N. J., will meet at their office, Room 42, City Hall. Jersey City, N. J., on Tuesday, the 11th day of September, 1900, at 9:30 o’clock A. M., to ap praise and determine the value of the real estate to be taken and the damages that may be sustained by reason of the OPENING' AND WIDENING OF GERMANIA AVENUE. between a point 740.79 feet north of North street and a point 178.50 feet north of Leonard street, in accordance with a petition presented to the Board of Street and Water Commis sioners June 28th, 1909. The real estate to be taken for said opening and widening of Germania avenue may be de scribed as follows:— The street to be 60 feet wide, the centre line thereof beginning at a point in the center line of Germania avenue, distant 740.79 feet, meas ured northerly; along the center line of Ger mania avenue, from the intersection of the same with the northerly line of North street, from thence running northerly, and along the center line of Germania avenue, if produced northerly, 486.37 feet to a point. All the land within the lines of the fore going description, being required for the open ing and widening of Germania avenue, as afore ! said, as will more fully appear by reference j to the resolution in regard to the same, adopt ed by the Board of Street and Water Com j missioners, June 26th, 1900, and the petition on file in the office of the Clerk of said Board. At which time and place said Commission ers of Assessments will hear all parties in terested who desire to be heard before them, on the value of the real estate to be taken, and the damage which any owner or owners of such real estate or of any interest therein may sustain by reason of the opening and widening of Germania avenue, as hereinbefore described. The above proceedings are under the pro visions of Chapter 289 of the Laws of 1895. JAMES N. DAVIS, EDWARD BARR. CORNELIUS J. CRONAN. • Commissioners of Assessments. Dated Jersey City, N. J.. August 22d, 1900. IN CHANCERY OF NEW JERSEY. Between 'Maud Moran (By Sarah Burns, her next friend), complainant, and Frank Moran et al., defendants. On Bill for Partition and Decree for Sale. Wm. B. Gillmore. Sol. of complainant. By virtue of a decree of the Court of Chancery of New Jersey heretofore made in the above stated caue»e, directing a sale of all and singular the premises men tioned and described in the bill of com plaint in said cause and in said decree, I. Charles J. Roe, one of the Special Mas ters in Chancery of New Jersey, shall sell at public vendue to the highest bidder, on TUESDAY, the eleventh day of Septem ber, nineteen hundred, at two o’clock in the afternoon, on the said premises (being the premises here inafter described):— All that certain lot of land and premises situate in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey (formerly Hudson City), and which on a certain map of said property made by Delos E. Culver for Dr. J. M. Cornelison, and called Supplemental Map, and filed in the 'Hudson County Clerk’s (now Register’s) office, is known and dis tinguished as lot number eight (8), in block one hundred and thirty-eight, said lot fronting on the southwesterly side of Pavonia avenue in Jersey City, being the same premises conveyed to Thomas Moran by The Provident Institution for Savings in Jersey City, by deed dated August 16, 1888, and recorded in the Clerk’s (now Register’s) office of Hudson County, in Book 466 of Deeds for said County, page 118, &c. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurte nances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining. CHARLES J. ROE, Special Master in Chancery. Dated August 11. 1900. liN Ul' IN tu VV j E*rv£5Xlj 1. To Aldus F. Hawthorn.— By virtue of an order of the Court of Chan cery of New Jersey, made on the day of the date hereof, in a cause wherein Luke W. Rickard and Martin Hubbe are complainants and you are defendant, you are required to appear, plead, answer or demur to the com plainant’s bill on or before the nineteenth day of July next, or that in default thereof such decree will be made against you as the Chan cellor shall think equitable and just. The said bill Is filed against you praying that you may be compelled by the order and decree of the above Court to come to a set tlement and accounting with the said com plainants, who claimed to be your partners,3 with respect to the affairs and business con ducted under and by virtue of certain ar ticles of co-par.tnership, bearing date May seventeenth, eighteen hundred and eighty nine, and that an accounting may be had of the amount of United States roofing paint made and sold by you or on you/ account or through your agency, or In which you may have or claim to have an Interest, and that the profits arising therefrom may be ascer tained and determined and that you may be decreed to pay unto each of the said com plainants one-third of such profits. Dated May 23. 1900. J. HERBERT POTTS. Solr. of Complainants, No. 1 Montgomery St„ Jersey City. >r. ,T NOTICE OF S ETTI.EMENT—NOTICE IS hereby given that the final account of the subscribers, trustees of the estate of Thomas McRae, deceased, will be audited and stated by the Surrogate of the County of Hudson, and reported for settlement on Friday, the 2Sth day of September next. 4 Dated August 21st, A. D. 1900. JAMES McRAE, ALEXANDER McRAE. TO JANE HICKEY, WIDOW; JOHN Hickey, Elizabeth Howell, next of kin of Elizabeth Howeil, deceased; Mary Alice God frey, and The New York Security and Trust Co., administrators, with the will annexed, of Elizabeth Howell, deceased:— You are hereby notified that at a public sale, made by the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 18th day of October, 1892, The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City purchased for the sum of fifty-two dollars and one cent ALL the land and real estate situate in Jersey City, in the County of Hudson and State of New Jersey, fronting on St. Paul’s avenue, which is laid down and designated as lot 11. in block number 656, upon an assessment map annexed to a report number 72, made by the "Commissioners of Adjustment’’ appointed in and for said City by the Circuit Court of the County of Hudson, a certified copy of which report and map was filed in the office of the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 16th day of July, 189L .said report and map and said sale being made pursuant to the provisions of an act of the legislature of New Jersey, passed March 30th, 1886. entitled:— "An Ac; concerr.:ns the settlement and collec tion cf arrearage* of unpaid taxes, assess ments and water rates or water rents in cities of 'this State, and Imposing and levy ing a tax, assessment and lien in lieu and Instead of such arrearages, and to enforce the paymert thereof, and to provide for the vale of lands subjected to future taxation and assessment." And the several suiw>.ementa thereto. And you are runner notified that you appear to have an estate er interest in said land and real estate, and unless the said land and real estate shall be redeemed, as provided in said acts, before the expiration of six months from and after the service hereof, a de**d for the same will be given conveying to the Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City the fee simpl* of said land and real estate according to the provisions of the said act. Dated Jersey City, N. J., May 2G, 1900. THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF JERSET? CITY. E. HOOa [Seal.] Mayor. Attest:— ML J. O’DONNELL. City Clerk. (Sale No. 3085.) TO WILLIAM FOSTER. ELIZA J. Nelson, widow; Anna Riley, widow; Robert Watson, Fannie Watson, his wife; Charlotte Clapp, and James >. Nelson, surviving executor and trustee under the will of Isabella Webb, dec'd: You are hereby notified that at a pub lic sale made by the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 16th day of April, 1895, The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City purchased for the sum of ninety-live dollars and ninety-nine cents ALL the land and real estate situate in Jersey City, in the County of Hudson and State of New Jerse>\ fronting on McAdoo ave nue, which is laid down and designated as lots 123 and 124, in block number 1274, upon an assessment map annexed to a report number 93, made by the ‘•Commis sioners of Adjustment” appointed in and for said City by the Circuit Cour\ of the County of Hudson, a certified copy of which report and map was filed in the office of the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 24th day of October, 2&/S. said report and map and said sale being made pursuant to the provisions of an act of the Legislature of New Jersey passed March 30th. 1S86. entitled:— •‘An Act concern!ng me settlement and e*mec tlon of arrearages of unpaid taxew. assess ments and water rates or waxer rents in cities of this State, and imposing and levy ing a tax, assessment and lien in lieu and instead of such arrearages, and to enforce the payment thereof, and to proviso for the eai“ of lands subjected to future taxa tion and assessment " And the several supplements thereto. ; Ana you are mrtner notified that you ap pear to have an estare or interest in said land and real estate, and unless the said Ian*! and real estate shall be redeemed, as provided in said acts, before the expiration of six months from and after the service hereof, a deed for the same will be given conveying to The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City, the simple of said land and real estate according to the provisions of the said act. Dated Jersey City, N. J.f May 1. 1900. THE LA TOR AND ALDERMEN* OF JER SEY CITY. E. HOOS. [Seal.] Mayor. Attest- M. J. O'DONNELL. City Clerk. (Sale No. 5376.) TO THE NEW YORK TRANSIT COMPANY. Eliza Gautier, widow; Mary E- Gautier, An nie L. Gautier, Alice Mason, Charles Mason, her husband, helra at law of Francis P. I Gautier, dee d; Michael Kiernan, John Kier nan, Peter Kiernan, Margaret ICillen, John Killed. her husband; Bridget Kiernan, Mary Kiernan. heirs at law of Bridget Kiernan. dec'd; Hudson County National Bank of Jer sey City, Samuel Doughty, Elizabeth L. Gavette, administratrix of Thomas I. Gilson, dec’d, and the State of New Jersey:— You are hereby notified that at a public sale made by the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 22nd day of October, 1890. The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City purchased for the sum of eighty-six dollars and twenty-two cents ALL the land and real estate situate :u Jersey City, in the County of Hudson and State of New Jersey, fronting on Stockton and Harvey avenues, which is laid down and designated as plot 1015, In block number 179, upon an assessment map annexed to a report number 43, made by the “Commissioners of Adjustment” appointed in and for said City by the Circuit Court of the County of Hudson, a certified copy of which report and map was filed in the office of the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 13th day of November, 1889, said report and map and said sale being made pursuant to the provisions of an act of the Legislature of New Jersey, passed March 30th, 1S86. entitled:— •‘An Act concerning the settlement and col lection cf arrearages of unpaid taxes, as sessments and water rates or water rents in cities of this State, and imposing and levying a tax, assessment and lien in lieu and instead of such arrearages, and to en force tlie payment thereof, and to provide for the sale of lards subjected to future taxation and .assessment.” And the several supplements thereto. And you are furtr.er notified that you appear to have an estate or interest in said land and real estate, and unless the said land aod r*?a! estate shall be redeemed, as provided in said acts, before the expiration of six months from and after the service hereof, a deed for the enme will be given conveying to The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City, the fee simple of said land and real estate according to the provisions of the said act. Dated Jersey City, N. J., June 23, 1900. THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF JER SEY CITY. E. HOOS. (Seal.) Mayor. Attest— M. J. O'DONNELL. City dork. (Sale No. 912.) NOTICE TO BUILDERS OF HOOK AND LADDER TRUCKS. Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Board of Fire Commissioners of Jersey City. N. J., No. 244 Bay street, on Monday evening. August 27, 1900. at S o’clock, to furnish one 75 foot Aerial Hook and Ladder Truck, with semi-trussed lad der fastened and hinged to front of turn table, and operated by means of two up right screws, in accordance with the speci fications for same on file in the ofTice of the Clerk of the Board. A certified check for two hundred dol lars must accompany each bid as a guar antee that the bidder will enter into a contract if awarded to him in conformity with his bid. The accepted bidder will be required ta furnish a bond with two sureties in the sum of fiftv per cent, of the amount of hia bid for faithful performance of contract. Proposals must be enclosed in sealed en velopes and directed to the Committee on Apparatus and Repairs, and handed to the Clerk of the Board in open meeting when called for. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids, if it considers the best interests of the City tan be con served by so doing. By order of the Board of Fire Commis sioners. JOHN A. ERICKSON. Chairman of Committee on Apparatus and Repairs. CHARLES ESTERBROOK. , Clerk of Board of Fire Commissioner*.