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ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. _ ___ _ • , VOL. XII—NO. 3461. _. PRICE ONE CENT. LOOKS LIKE HOOS Local Politicians Think He Should Be Nominated for Congress. CANDIDATES FOR THE MAYORALTY Changes Mentioned In the Assembly Candidates In November—Date of Primaries Mr. Robert Davis Is still enjoying his Vacation at Acre, N. T. He is expected home next week, and then "politics will be aJbuzzing.” In the meantime local is sues are as dead as Julius Caesar. When Mr. Davis comes back the all absorbing question will be, "Who will get the nomination for Congress?” and the political quidnuncs about the City Hall have quite made up their mind that the honor will ‘be offered to Mayor Hoos, and In that event there will be a lively race to succeed him as Mayor. A great many believe that his Honor will accept it, although If you should speak to him about it he smiles in a deprecating sort of way and dismisses the subject. As Representative from the Seventh Con gressional district It would be a step to which the Mayor is fully entitled by his splendid public record. He has been Alderman, Freeholder. Director of the Board of Education, Assemblyman, May i or and Congressman, his friends say, is logically the next honor. In Mayor Hoos s place, should he re ceive the Congressional nomination, poli ticians have already named certain gen tlemen. each of whom has a strong fol lowing. They are:—Colonel R. G. Smith, Anthony Hauck, Geo. T. Bouton, Robert S. Hudspeth, Daniel T. Lewis and Wm. F. Midllge. With a single exception, it is believed that each is willing to accept the nomination and has been endorsed by large organizations scattered throughout the city. Next in interest will be the nomination for the new Board of Freeholders, and already there is being done no slight hustling by some of the aspirants for office. Then again there are the As semblymen, and- there will be some changes. Maurice Marks, it is said, will not go back and his place will be taken by Lawyer Sullivan. George C. Tennant, Allan Benny, James J. Murphy, P. An thony Brock, J. Emil Walscheid and John D. Toilers will receive another nomina tion, while Edward J. Rice of Harrison and Leon Abbett of Hoboken will, it is ; said, decline a second term, and for their places there will be some contest. On Wednesday, September 5, the Dem ocratic primaries will be held for the election of delegates to the Democratic State Convention, to be held in Trenton on September 12. At that convention ten ; candidates for Presidential electors will j be selected. There will be one delegate j elected at the primaries from each pre cinct. Democratic State Committee Receives Satisfactory Re plies—Mr. Bryan’s Visit. Answers to letters asking them to speak at meetings during the campaign in this State are coming in daily to Secretary William Devereux. of the Democratic State Committee. Up to the present Mr. Devereux has not received a single refusal which fact has given much satisfaction. The list as it now stands includes many well known names, and among them are: —Wm. Bourke Cochrane, -J. W. Schuckers, ex-Congressman Charles Towne of Minne sota, John Redvers of Indiana, ex-Senator ■ Davis and many others. Colonel Bryan has not yet sent word to the committee the dates when he proposes to visit New Jersey. In all probability he ! will not be here before the end of October. ■ He has promised to address meetings in Jersey City, Newark. Trenton, Paterson and Camden. AVith him will be Mr. Adlal Stevenson. It is suggested that both candidates be invited to a meeting speci ally called, of the entire State Committee, to hear their views and receive sugges tions which they may offer on the cam paign. The National Committee, of which Mr. W. B. Gourley is a member, has not yet conferred with the State Committee. That will take place soon and then Mr. Gourley hopes to have the campaign fairly under way in a week. BERGEN REPUBLICAN CLUB Now Financial Methods to Be Con sidered. The Bergen Republican-Club will meet tonight at No. 544 Bergen avenue. Presi dent AYilliam R. Harrison is desirous that the members make quick returns for the trolley party and clam bake. The committee appointed to formulate a new method of managing the club's finances has been instructed to have their report ready for consideration tonight. > GEORGE DECKER ASSOCIATION. i _ j There -will be an important meeting ! of the George W. Decker Association to night at the clubhouse, Bergen avenue ' and Union street. The picnic recently held by this popular Bergen association ■was a pronounced success and netted the i club a. neat sum. This money will be used in beautifying the clubhouse. Each member Is expected to make returns for the picnic tonight. 1 BRANCH OF THE WANSERS. President John H. Weastell of the Wanser Club is determined in his effort to organize a branch club on the West Side. He has called another special meeting of the Wan&er Club to be held on Thursday night at which the project will be further discussed. MINKAKWA CLUB MEETS. Thp MInkakwa Republican Club, Ocean avenue near Danforth, ho.ld its regular meeting last night. One new member was elected, but further th in that .no busi ness of importance v.w transacted. • READY FOR THE OUTING. All Preparations Made for the Big Day of the Davis Association. Application for tickets for the outing of the Robert Davis Association on Septem ber 32 stiil pour in and Treasurer Thos. J. Miggins confidently believes that at least 4,000 men will be in the parade. Practicaily everything is done so far os tho arrangements are concerned; the cap tains are selected, badges, hats and canes ordered, and other details attended to There will be a final meeting of the com mittee the night before the outing for tho purpose of seeing that nothing has been overlooked. The parade will leave the Davis As sociation rooms it is hoped about nine to half past nine in the morning and the line of march will be same as on former occasions; to Jersey avenue to Ne'wark avenue, to Montgomery street, to Hudson street to the wharf. The committee hope that the members will be punctual at headquarters so that as little delay as possible bo experienced. At the grove there will be the usual races and games with a quiet little game of pinochle under some shady tree. On the return to Jersey City the route will be illuminated and citizens are asked to hang out flags. DEMOCRATIC BARBECUE New Jersey Politicians to Assemble In East Newark on Labor Pay. The Democratic Executive Committee of East Newark has nearly completed ar rangements for a large barbecue to take place on Labor Day in Cosmopolitan Park, corner of Central and Passaic ave nues. The committee have been hard at work for weeks arranging the details of the affair, which promises to be one of the biggest events ever held in Hudson County. Prominent Democrats from all parts of the State will be present. There will be speech making and a series of athletic sports, and in. the evening there will be dancing. Among the men who have already ac cepted invitations to be present and speak are the Hon. William Sulzer of Newr York;( Charles Campbell, New York; Mayor Edward Kenny and Freeholder Thomas Duffy of East Newark; Alexander C. Young of Hoboken; Joseph A. Beecher of Newark; William Gorsuch of Arling ton; Freeholders Joseph A. Riordan and John Dwyer of Harrison and Edward Ab bott of New York. Chairman William Gourley of the State Democratic committee will also send sev eral other well known speakers to East Newark on that day. One of the principal sports during the afternoon will be a football match be tween the Hustlers of Bayonne and the Harrison Rangers, the junior champions or New Jersey. Thomas P. McGlennon will have charge of the dancing and the music will be un der the direction of Professor Martin. SENATOR JOHNSON’S OFFICE Attorney General Griggs Responsi ble for His Selection. The appointment of Senator 'William M. Johnson, of (Bergen county, to be First j Assistant Postmaster-General at Wash- j ington, was a great surprise to many Re- ! publican leaders throughout the State, j Senator Johnson's appointment was due : .to the individual efforts of Attorney-Gen- ! era! John W. Griggs. Senator Johnson has served two terms 1 in the State Senate, and his appointment j to the 'Postoffice 'Department at Wash- ; ington will create a vacancy from Bergen ! county which must be filled at the No- j vember election. Senator Johnson's sec- j ondi term began last year and he still had | a year to serve. In 189S and 1SS9 he was I the Republican leader in the Senate, and1 I this year served’ as president. 'He was •the first Republican Senator ever elected from Bergen county. Early this year Senator Johnson was mentioned as a candidate for the nomina tion of Governor on the 'Republican ticket in 1SCU, and the opinion was expressed that he would make a very valuable man in this place. Senator Johnson was averse, however, to having the matter consid ered seriously, and discouraged all discus sion of the subject. He is understood to have declined an appointment to the State Supreme Court. TRIED TO RESCUE HIS FRIEND. Steamship Steward and ’Longshore man Give the Police a Fight. George Gehring. nineteen years old, a steward on the Hamburg-American Line steamship Kaiser Frederick, was arrested by Special Officer Messenkoff in Hoboken last night on complaint of Second Officer Fritz Corsiut*, who charged him with in subordination. While he was being taken to Police Headquarters, Martin Leonard, a longshoreman employed on the dock, interfered and made a desperate attempt to release the prisoner. Policeman Mur ray went to Messenkoff's assistance and Leonard began to run. Among those who joined in. the chase was State Detective Joseph Harrison. (Harrison caught Deonard at (Hudson and Ferry streets and turned him over to Murray. (Leonard fought Murray savagely ait the way to Police Headquarters. He was finally subdued and lucked up charged with being drunk and disorderly. Acting Recorder Laverty, this morning, remanded Gehring to await the sailing of his ship, when he will be taken back to Germany for trial. Leonard was com mitted to the penitentiary for sixty days. CITIZENS' MEETING POSTPONED Harrison Residents to Consider Pro posed Investigation of Town’s A ffairs There has been a postponement of the public meeting of citizens of ■ Harrison, which was to have been held last night in the Harrison City Hall, to hear the report of the committee of five appointed to pre pare a petition to be presented to the Su preme Court, asking for an investigation of the town affairs. The meeting will be held some night next week. The committee has held one meeting and decided to secure counsel to prepare the petition for the meeting. The citizens are to decide whether the committee shall proceed further and present the matter to the courts. Anthony! 0'<Malley. chairman of the committee, has found that the committee needs more time to get the necessary papers ready. He announced yesterday that the meeting would not be held last night, but would take place n?xt week, when everything will be ready. An Old and Well Tried Remedy jars. Winslow's Southing Syrup (or children teething suonid a.wava De used tor children white t-ething. it softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic and is the beet remedy tor diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle. . * HOPED FOR MORE. Newark Is Not Exactly Satisfied With the Census Figures. NOW SEVENTEENTH CITY Count Was Carefully Made and Is Accepted as Correct. [Special to “The Jersey City News."] 'NEWARK, Aug. 28, 1900.—Nearly every body in Newark who had given the mat ter thought counted on a considerably larger population than that announced on Saturday as the result of the Federal census in this city. The figures for New ark are 246,070. Although disappointed in the total, there is a general disposition on the part of citizens to accept it as substantially correct. A quarter of a million is no mean figure, and the growth during the past decade has been large. The following comparative table shows the population of Newark at the time of the taking of the United States census in 1900; that of the State census in 1S95, and the census of this year:— XT. S. State U. S. Census. Census. Census. Ward. 1900. 1895. 1890. First . 13,805 13.011 7.595 Second .. 13,670 12.543 7,151 Third . 21,370 1 9,6.15 6.404 Fourth . 11,111 11,242 5.946 'Fifth . 15,103 13.837 5,403 Sixth . 17.821 14.779 25.830 Seventh . 14,531 13,476 9,288 Eighth . 13,551 10,514 19.575 Ninth . 12.086 10,646 7.0S4 Tenth . 18,313 16,585 13.S97 Eleventh . 18,633 15,592 11,784 Twelfth . 16,912 14.657 19,616 Thirteenth . 21.194 15,903 27,600 Fourteenth .... 23,359 20,640 ' "5,700 Fifteenth . 14,612 12,866 8,957 Totals .246,070 215,806 181,830 Enough figures are already* In from other large cities in the country to make certain the fact that 'Newark’s position in the list has not changed since the cen sus of 1890. The following table shows the comparative rank of the first nine teen cities of the country, giving the fig ures for the United States census of 1890, and those of the census of 1900, so far as reported, with the percentage of increase: Per Ct. 1900. 1S90. Gain. Geater <New York 3,437,20*2 . 37.90 ■Chicago . 1,098.575 1,099.869 54.44 Philadelphia. 1,293,(94 1,046,904? 23.57 St. 'Louis. 575,239 461.710 27.33 , Boston. 418,477 j Baltimore. 424, i: 9 | San Francisco. 29S.997 .. Cleveland) . 381,739 161,516 46.1 'Buffalo . 552,219- 154,457 37.77 Cincinnati . 326,302 £96,309 9.77 Pittsburg . 3m,file 238.017 34.78 New Orleans . 257.101 242,059 18.62 Milwaukee . 253,315 204,105 39.51 Washington .’ 278,730 230,392 20.98 Detroit . 203,870 . Newark . 210,070 1S1.S30 35.33 Jersey City . 206,443 163,0f8 26.64 Louisville . 204,7111 161, 05 27.6 Minneapolis . 2U2.71S 161,738 23.05 According to this table, Newark is six teenth on the list. It was seventeenth in 1890, but at that time Brooklyn had not been included in New York. Samuel A. Smith, who was supervisor of the population census of Newark, ex pressed much gratification this morning at the outcome of his labors. “I am satisfied he said, “that the figures are not more than one per cent, out of the way. I know that many persons had confidently expected that the population would be considerably greater. There wa9 : a lot of talk about 300,000 people, but that was nonsense. I said a long time ago that I did not see how the number could well be above 250,000. “A good many people will come forward to say that they were not counted, and, arguing from that, that the actual popu lation of the city is greater than it is giv en out to be. In reply, I can properly say that such cases can very rarely b'e au thenticated. Many who may think they were not enumerated will find that their names were given at the houses where they live. Every such case that I have investigated so far, and I have Investi gated a good many, has shown that the persons complaining has been counted. The only omission that I am aware of in all Essex county is a man who lives in Montclair, but who is now in Bermuda, lie was written to but did not reply. “It may be of interest to state that every precaution was taken against pad ding. Visitors in Newark were carefully omitted. The shore resorts, on the con trary, made great efforts to enroll every body, whether they were merely summer boarders or not. une OI OUI U1SLIXCLS wu.a bumywicij 1C enumerated, and nineteen others were in vestigated by special men and then the enumerator was sent over them again to correct errors. We used the greatest care at every step of our work. “The smaller gains were found just where they were to be expected, in the wards where manufacturing has largely crowded out the residents, and the largest gain where it was dooked for, in Ward Thirteen, where 1,800 persons were annex ed a short time ago. “There are many reasons why the popu lation has not increased so fast as many supposed it had. The great increase in manufacturing has crowded out thous ands from the centre of the city, and in most cases these persons have moved ine to the suburbs, where they are not count ed as residents of Newark. Increased trolley facilities have had the same effect. Thousands of persons, who actually belong to Newark, have had to be ennumerated in the suburban towns. This has mater,ally pulled down the popu lation of Newark. "Yes, lam entirely satisfied, and I um confident that the figures are as correct as it is possible to get them. One per cent, will cover all the inaccuracies. I had a splendid force of men under me, and all the credit for the accuracy of the work belongs to them.” Richard O. Jenkinson, president of the Newark Board of Trade, said:— “We had been counting on about 273,000, but when we saw how all the cities of the country had been falling behind their esti mates, we were confident that our calcu lation was too high. Of course, we are a little disappointed, but we believe the growth has been healthy and solid, and will increase enormously In the next few years. “There has been a rapid movement out into the suburbs of late, caused by the crowding of manufacturing establish ments. We ought to have in Newark all of Harrison, Kearny, East Orange and Orange. Other suburban towns would then rapidly come In. 1 think the Board of Trade next year will make a decided ef fort to annex the places (named. They ought to belong to us. t} “The manufacturing census will show the prosperity of Newark much more clearly than the population V.ensus. We shall make great gains In that, and prob ably take a higher place on the list of manufacturing cities. Newark is bound to grow and to succeed enormously, and there Is every reason for hopefulness and gratification.” At the Board of Health office It was said that the recent estimate of the board had been 230,000, very close to the Federal census figures. It was made for the board by Dr. E. E. Worl about two months ago from data collected from past census figures, directories, estimates from various sources and other available means. Postmaster Hays said he had counted on 270,000, the estimate made as a result of the letter-carrier’s enumeration. He did not doubt, however, that the govern ment figures were correct. He believed Newark had Just escaped from many impediments that hindred her growth, and was starting out on a glorious career. The next decade, he said, would show marvellous advances. O. H. Baldwin, manager of the Newark Directory office, doubted the accuracy of the census figures. He was confident, he said, that the actual population is not far from 270,000. But he did not anticipate that the census would show that number. He had predicted that it would show in the neighborhood of 21S.OOO. Ho was sure 210.070 is under rather than above tho actual population of Newark. REPUBUCANWORKERS. State Committee Plans and Progress — New Secretary and Acting Chairman. The new secretary of the Republican State Committee, John C. Gibson, former ly Comptroller of Newark, will assume the duties of his office early this week. Mr. Gibson is a veteran campaigner and has an extensive acquaintance among Republican leaders all over the State. Until the return of State Chairman Franklin Murphy, who is expected home from Europe about September 1, Acting Chairman E. C. Stokes, of Burlington County, expects to be at headquarters nearly every day, and will co-operate with •Mr. Gibson in getting te hactive work of the campaign well under way before Mr. Murphy gets back. In the absence of a secretary, Senator Stokes has been, up to this date, the active man in the cam paign, conducting most of the work from Trenton. Rumors that he would be compelled to retire, ‘because of ill health, from much oi the responsibility he has assumed, ap pear to be without foundation. They orig inated in the fact that a few weeks ago he was ill and submitted to a surgical operation. From this temporary attack he has now recovered, but by the advice of his friends and physician he has de cided not to work quite so hard. “it is wot illness, it is caution,” as one of his South Jersey editorial friends ex presses it. For a long time Senator Stokes- has been one of the busiest men in New Jer sey. During the last se.«sion of the Legis lature he was leader of the Republican majority in the Senate, a position which entailed a large amount of work and responsibility. iHe is president of a na tional bank in Trenton, political leader in Cumberland county, superintendent or public schools in Millville, and has de voted his spare time to. the study of law. Of late he has assumed the responsibility of the acting chairmanship of the State Committee, a position whose duties have “been doubly arduous because of the ab sence of a secretary. That he has stood up under the strain is a proof of unusual vigor of mind and' body. i nomas t^ogan uaskin, an active young Republican worker, who came to Newark recently to practice law, will, as assistant secretary, be Mr. Gibson’s right hand man during the campaign. Mr. Gaskin is the son of Judge Joseph H. Gaskill. of Burlington county, who is well known throughout this section of the State by reason of his active work during the Griggs campaign, as president of the State League of Republican Clubs. The assistant secretary is a member of several local political organizations. Thus far the work at State headquar ters has been mainly in the line of ciass ilication and codification. The county committees have been asked what cam paign literature they need, and wii be supplied with it as rapidly as possible. In the near future lists of speakers will be made up by the speakers’ committee, which consists of Scnataor John Kean, Congressman Charles N. Fowler and Henry M. Doremus. This committee was announced at the meeting of State com mitteeniefc at the headquarters at No. 42 WalnuTstreet last Thursday afternoon. Among the speakers who called at State headquarters last week and volun teered their services for the campaign was Dr. Frank Donaldson, of New York City, assistant surgeon of Roosevelt's Rough Rklers. Dr. Donald&on is an in timate friend of Roosevelt, and is said to be an able and eloquent campaigner. The National Committee has given as surance that New Jersey will be veell supplied during the campaign with speak ers. well worth listening to. Among thooe assigned are:—Senator Dolliver’s brother, Victor B. Dolliver, of Iowa; Colonel Jtimes Fairman, of'New York, and James M. Beck, of Philadelphia. Campaign literature furnished by the National Committee will be distributed through the State Committee, and will be thoroughly disseminated in every part of the State. The State Committee will also send out literature of its own. SECURED PULLMAN STOCK Humor That Vanderbilts Have Con trol-Changes In the Company. It was rumored in the Pennsylvania Railroad depot today that very soon there would be some changes in the Pullman Palace Car Company, caused, it was said, by the Vanderbilt and allied railroad in terests having recently increased their holdings of the Pullman palace car stock sufficiently to give them practical control of that company’s affairs. Inquiry at the superintendent's office on Exchange place didn't throw much light on the rumor. One railroad official, how ever, said that it was a fact that the Vanderbilts had secured a large block of •Pullman stock, which, in addition to what they held, made them masters of the situation. IHe said it was understood that very many changes would be made in the present system. The rolling stock was to be renovated and new cars would soon be seen on the lines running out and in | Jersey City on all the railroads. ST. MICHAEL’S LAWN PARTY. Curry’s Park in Twelfth street was again crowded last n.ight with patrons of St. Michael’s lawn party. All the various attractions were well patronized and the evening was one of the merriest yet enjoyed. The affair will close to night.. There will be special attractons. The principal feature will 'be a tug-of-war contest betwefen four Passaic policemen and four of Jersey City’s finest. DRIVER CRUEL TO HORSE Peter D. Franze, of No. 225 Railroad avenue, a driver employed by Contractor Henry Byrne, was arrested this morning on a charge of cruelty to animals. He was driving a horse oil which was dis covered a big sore. Justice of the Peace George Maes found Franze guilty, but suspended sentence. HELD AS A DANGEROUS LUNATIC. Annie Maneo, of No. S7 Paterson street, was arrested yesterday as a dangerous lunatic and has been hold subject to the order of the County Physician. 31 ATI Fits OF FACT. —New Jersey's best Hour costs 25c. more per barrel-than ordinary Jlbtir, but worth a dollar ejura. Wholesale only at L>. E. Cleary Co.’s stores. Greene and Montgom ery streets. ■ -m,-•■ .i-V... WON’T RON AWAY Colonel Price Will Face His Foes In Essex County. WILL MAKE THEM FICHT Political Board of Strategy Prepares Plans for the Battle. PSpecial to “The Jersey City News.’’] NBVVAIRK, Aug. 28, 1900.—Since the pub lication of the alleged, intentions of cer tain Democrats to try and capture con trol of the county organization next Janu ary, some of those'interested in the move ment have come from under cover, as it were, and have been less guarded in dis cussing their plans. As a result it is learned that the preliminaries are much further advanced than even the first in formation indicated, and' the prime movers have already been considering likely can didates to make the fights in the various wards and townships. In the meantime Colon-el Price, chair man of the present County Committee, has not submitted his list of election offi cers, and what he proposes to do in the way of turning down nominees of certain county committeemen is as yet a matter of conjecture. The Colonel declares that he never had any intentions of refusing to reappoint any man or men. who simply happened to be opposed to Mayor Sey mour’s renomination last spring. He will, however, exercise his prerogative under the law to name only such men as he deems fit for the positions, and- it is al most certain that some of those named will not, for some reason or another, come up to the Colonel's idea of fitness. As for the light which it is said the anti-Seymour, and, therefore, anti-Price, men propose to put up against the Colo nel, the latter is saying very little. The present chairman has been through many a political battle before, and is what might 'be termed a seasoned campaigner. Though not looking for trouble exactly, he is evidently, not deviating from his tixed purpose to avoid it, and those in the party ranks who have been either with him or against him in past con tests do not anticipate that he will run away if the promised light shall be made. The political board of strategy, which is mapping out the plan of- campaign proposes, it is said, to begin at the be ginning by attacking Thomas A. Byrnes, of the First ward. Mr. Byrnes is a pro nounced Seymour man, and it is current gossip in Democratic circles that he is marked for defeat, whatever else might happen. Redmond P. Conlon’s name is being used in the talk about a probable successor to Mr. Byrnes, but Mr. "Con ion has not been heard from personally. William J. Bahrs i3 to be returned unop posed from the Second ward, one rumor nas it, but another tale is being told to the effect that James R, Nugent will be returned to the committee. This latter proposition is not generally accepted, as Mr. Nugent hails from the same end of the ward as Dr. E. A. Miller, the hold over member. juuuis rieaiuvjiu ui me -CiAeise Board, and Alderman John M. Stahl, are regarded as being strong enough in the Third ward to win any time and against almost any opposition. Both are Seymour supporters. In the Fourth ward the con ditions are about reversed and the anti Seymour element is in the majority. An interesting condition prevails in the Fifth ward. Here Colonel Price and Police Commissioner McCarthy hold forth. The Colonel holds over and is safe from attack and McCarthy has proved that he can beat about any other Democrat in the ward. The anti-Seymourites say that Mc arthy will not run again for the County Committee, but the Police Commissioner’s friends label such statements “hot air,’’ and declare that when the time comes Mr. McCarthy will be a candidate for re election. It is a question whose term expires in the Sixth ward. Thomas C. Boyle and Louis C. Becker, the committeemen, each received the same number of votes at the primaries, leaving undecided the question who should serve for two years. Subse quently, it is said, the men shook dice and Becker won. Boyle’s name, however, appears in the committees’ printed pam phlet as the two-year man. A change will be made in the Seventh ward, it is said, for report has it that M. F. McLaughlin will not be a candidate for re-election. Mr. McLaughlin is an anti-S'eymour man, but at the last pri maries his own district went against him. For the Eighth ward- it is saidi that the strategy board is planning to run Owen F. Conlon against Edwin F. Osborne, the present committeeman, whose term will expire. Gains are looked for by the strategists in theiNinth and Tenth wards, and more surprising things may happen than the probable candidacy of Frank M. McDermit against John J. Gaynor,- in the Eleventh ward. ■ The Twelfth ward is doubtful ground, and it is doubtful if any serious effort will be made to disturb the present rep resentatives of the Thirteenth and Four teenth wards, though there is talk of a change In the Fifteenth ward. In Or ange and East Orange the anti-Seymour men are confident of success, but in the townships and boroughs it is predicted that if a fight should be precipitated, it would be a very open one. Little Else Than Routine Work to Be Done Until Mr. Mur phy’s Return. [Special to “The Jersey City News.’’] NEWARK. Aug. 28, 1900—Jo>hn S. Gib son, the new secretary of the State Re publican Committee, has not as yet as sumed the duties of his new position, nor is it likely that he will do so for several days. Mr. Gibson is still busy on his Sussex County farm, getting in the crops, and does not wish to leave any earlier than is absolutely necessary. In the meantime the work at the State head quarters is being looked after by the assistant secretary, Thomas G. Gaskill, lato of Burlington County. A supply of McKinley and Roosevelt buttons has been received at the Walnut street headquarters, and Mr. Gaskill is distributing them rapidly to clubs and in dividuals who have made application, for the decorations. Campaign literature, posters, buttons and various campaign de vices have been forwarded by the National Republican Committee and will bo ready for distributions in a few days. Chairman Franklin Murphy left Paris on the St. Paul Saturday. The searner Is expected to be at her berth next. Satur day. The State chairman will at once assume the direction of affairs, and his presence will be the. signal for a boom in Republican political matters. Mr. Murphy COOL KITCHENS IN HOT 1111. ARE OBTAINED BY USING Gas RangesjCooking Hot water can be obtained at lowest cost by a GAS WATER HEATER. If you have a furnace in your house you can have HOT WATER IN WINTER at NO COST by using a FURNACE WATER HEATER installed by the GAS COMPANY for $9.75. The ffelsbach Light is the Best Light and is recommended by Physicians as being the nearest approach to daylight known It is also the cheapest light. MMDSBH eOUHTY BUS CD. will direct the arrangements for the State convention at Trenton September 6, when the ten Republican electors will be chosen and when the issues of the campaign, from the Republican viewpoint, will be presented by Senator Julius 'C. Burrows, of Michigan. The local fight between the Riker-flJex heimer people on one side and the chair man of the County Committee, Major Carl (Lentz, on the other, is still being waged and with increased bitterness on both aides. The Dexheimer people are jubilant over what they claim was a total failure in the search through Orange for anti-lDexheimer men to serve as election officers. “Judge Charles B. Storrs and William A. Lord directed the search,” said a Dex heimer man today. “They sent all over the city to find men to take the place of two loyal men, good, honest Republi cans, who have served on the board for half a score or more years. When they failed the Major pitched on a Demo crat named MdNally to take the place of Fred Reed, who is a staunch Dex heimer advocate. Reed was turned down, but in turning him dowrn the Major has handed over to the Dexheimer people a great many men who had refused to be lieve that Lentz wTould resort to such means to accomplish his end. And it ' will be a rarely skilled election officer who will attempt any tricks and get through with them at the primary elec- j tion. Every move made by the Lentz ’ substitutes in every district of the county . ■will be wrell watched.” Many among the Republicans of the ; county regard the plan of changing the i place of convention from the Orange • Music Hall, w’here it has been the custom \ to hold them, to the Krueger Auditorium, : as a direct effort to prevent the presence of a swarm of Dexheimer advocates, who might try to influence the nomination by cheering for their champion. “But the trolley cars will be running that night, and the fare down and back is only ten cents,” said the Orange Re publicans today, “and I guess the Major will have plenty of John’s friends there as guests that evening.” THIRTY YEARS WITHOUT AN OFFICE That Is Why Montclair Republicans Think They Have a Grievance. [Special to “The Jersey City News.’’] MONTCLAIR, Aug. 28, 1000.—“It has been nearly thirty years since Mont clair has had a county office,” said a leading Republican yesterday, "and from present appearances it will be several years more before Montclair will be thus honored again. There are a good many people in Montclair who don’t think it would even be wise this fall to nominate a candidate for Assemblyman, and they further think that Glen Ridge is entitled to the nomination, and in this connection Prank S. Benson is prominently men tioned. “There Is no thought of Montclair re ceiving any recognition in the Register ship contest,” he added. “John P. Dex heimer Is the man for that office, and the ‘machine’ for once will not dictate that nomination, either. The later is said to have talked over several names for As sembly honors, but this is not the ‘ma chine’s’ year in Montclair or Essex coun Several friends of Henry C. Haller&eck, president of the Town Council, are trying to launch a boom in his favor. While it is not known that he would accept the honor they are working quietly in his be half. Mr. Hallenbeck is. a Republican, but was nominated for the position he now holds by the Liberal League and Demo crats, and was put through on an “au tomobile” ticket. The league, which took such a promi nent part in the spring election, some months ago. adjourned sine die, and the members of it will have gone back to the ranks of the two old parties to see that the machine, as formerly, shall not have all the say when the time comes for the election of delegates. The young men are alrefidy putting on their political armor and preparing for a real hot fight. Rfi'KINLEY SAYS KEAN. Confi lent That the West Will Stand hy Administration. [Special to "The Jersey City Nows."] ELIZABETH, Aug. 28, 19C0-Senator John Kean sold yesterday to a corres pondent that President McKinley would receive more electoral votes than ho did , four years ago. The Senator said he . | had no doubt the people of the West I ; four years ago were in earnest when they i ; wanted Bryan for President, as they were I interested then in silver mines and times ! had been bad. They wanted a change J and believed that good times lay in the unlimited coinage of silver. But since Bryan’s defeat the lead, cop per, zinc and silver mines had been more active than before. Good prices and good markets for all sorts of cereals had been obtained and the Western people who ore Republicans at heart, are more than ever satisfied with the Administration. Noth ing would at this time change their vote for continued prosperity and: foreign and domestic marts for their products. Senator Kean added that the young people of the West were solid for Mc Kinley, as they reasoned that under Lincoln and Grant their fathers had built I and reared good homes for them. They j now wished to establish homes for their own children, and in no other way could ! they do that than to maintain a govern ment that worked and earned the con- I fiden.ce <yf the artisan and the moneyed > world. CAMDEN CLUBS COMING HERE. County Chairman Browning Work ing Up Interest In State Convention [Special to “The Jersey City News."] j CAMDEN, Aug. 2S, 1900.—William J. 1 Browning, chairman of the Camden ; County Republican Executive Committee, Is working to secure a large attendance 1 of the Republican clubs of Camden at the State convention of Republican Clubs, at Jersey City, on September 13. It is possible that the Camden clubs will com bine under their old banner of the Wil liam J. Sewell Association and send a very large delegation. The convention will open In Columbia Hall at r.oon and will continue until four P. M. There will be a mass meeting at night, which will be addressed by United States Senator Foraker and others. BRYAN TO SPEAK IN JERSEY. He Will Devote Six Weeks of the Campaign to Stump. LINCOLN, Neb.. Aug. 28, 1900,-There is little doubt that Mr. Bryan will devote the last six weeks of the campaign to almost continuous work on the stump. A portion of October will be spent in the East. He will probably deliver speeches in New England, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. HAND’S FACTION FAVORS CRESSE. CAPE MAY, Aug. 2S, 1900—Leaders of that faction of the Republican party which desire the renomination of State Senator Robert E. Hand, have decided upon Lewis S. Cresse, of Ocean City, as their candidate for the Assembly. The Republicans who desire the nomination for Senator to go to Assemblyman Ellis H. Marshall have not decided upon an Asembly candidate. It is announced that if Senator Hand is renominated by the Republicans, ex-Senator Lemuel E. Miller desires the Democratic nomina tion. -* CENTENARIAN WANDERS AWAY John Bennett 102 Years Old Pioked Up in Hoboken John Bennett, a centenarian, living at No. 494'Hudson street. New York City, has a penchant for wandering away from his home. He has disappeared on a number of, occasions and each time a general alarm has been sent out by the police for his detention. He left his home a week ago last Monday and was picked up in Hoboken yesterday. Detective Daniel Fenton, who was de tailed to take the old man home, found that Bennett lived with his sister and son. Bennett Is 102 years old. His sis ter is 97 and his son is 63. They feared that he had met with some accident and were overjoyed upon seeing him again. Bennett was formerly in the oyster busi ness in New York. His father was en gineer of Robert Fulton's steamboat which sailed up the Hudson River in 1807. HOBOKEN MAN’S GOOD FORTUNE An Uncle Dies and Leaves John Chatrand a Plantation in Cnba. When John -Chatrand, manager of the Hoboken Skating Rink, left his home in Cuba some years ago his parents Joined the insurgent forces and their property was confiscated by the Spanish Govern ment. Chatrand gave up all hope of ever receiving his share of the estate, but he remember ed that he had a wealthy uncle who remained loyal to Spain. Yes terday he received a letter from Havana stating that his uncle had died and had left him his plantation, valued at $25,000. Chatrand will sail for Havana In a few days to take charge of the estate. He is now living with his wife and child at No. 1,021 Willow avenue. A SAWMILL LOOTED. Brass Said to Have Been Taken From It Leads to Percy Johnson’s Arrest* (Special to “The Jersey City News/’) NEWARK, Aug. 28, 1900.—Percy John ston, seventeen years old, but who, the police think, may be Harry Williams, of Jersey City, was arrested last night by the police of the First precinct of this city. Johnston had a lot of brass and could not tell a very straight story about the way he got It. It was first thought that he took the brass from some cars on the Erie road near the Arlington de pot. Chief of Police Tolen of Kearny, was no tified and began an investigation. In the meantime suspicion gained ground that brass had been stolen from the sawmill of Moses Reeves on the River road, West Arlington. Chief Tolen, with Mr. Reeves, visited the mill, which had not been used in over a year. It was found that nearly everything of any value in the building had been stolen. Johnston was committed to the County Jail today for five days until Chief Tolen can have the necessary papers made out. When he does, Johnston will be turned over to the Hudson county authorities. Chief Tolen does not know the prisoner, and says he does not think that he is a resident of Arlington. Mr. Reeves said today that he could not tell what his loss would be on all the articles taken. Chief Tolen thinks it will amount to several hundred dollars. JUSTICE FORT'S NEW HOME. Land in East Orange, on Which It Is to Be Bnilt, Transferred. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] TRENTOPv^Aug. 28, 1900.—Deeds were placed on yesterday from. Mrs. Martha C. Kn^|f and husband to Mrs. Lottie Stain&by Fort, by which property in Munn avenue. East Orange, is trans ferred. The consideration is $12,000. Mrs. ‘Fort is the wife of Supreme Court Justice J. Franklin Fort, who will build a hand some new residence on the newiy acquired property. Plans for the new house are now hein# prepared. Justice and Mts. Fort have lived for many years at No. 51 Arlington! avenue, East Orange. MRS. STEELE’S ASCENSION. iMrs. C. Steele, known In. public aa Helen Gaylor, the Jersey City aeronaut, whose ascensions were the sensational features of the programme of the recent, Plattdeutsehe Volks Pest at Sehuetzen Park, left yesterday to take part in four days’ balloon racing at an agricultural fair at Youngstown, Ohio. MR. CAMPBELL’S NEW WORK. Through a misunderstanding “The News” yesterday announced that Mr. P. F. Campbell had been selected as organist of St. Mary’s Church, to succeed Mr. C. Smith, resigned. Mr. Campbell is to have charge of St. John's choir, not St. Mary*. CITY NEW NOTES. Richard Conlon, of No. 77 Hutton street, was arraigned in the Second Criminal Court this morning on a charge o£ aban donment, but was discharged. The Pennsylvania Railroad is substitut ing iron work for the wooden pillars oCi its freight trestle, between Sixth and Seventh streets. The work has been pro-j gressing for some time and will soon b«; completed. The Improvement of Ferry street, which was recently widened, is rapidly progress ing. The roadway from Ogden avenue to Palisade avenue has been already paved. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, Aug. 2S. 1900-Forecast for thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. on Wednesday:—Showers this evening or tonight; Wednesday fair and cooler; winds becoming fresh, northwest. Hartnett’s Thormometrloal Report A UR. 27. Deg.; 3 P. M. 89; G P. M.S7 9 P. M.83 12 midnight.79j Aug. 2S. l>eg. f> A. M.&) A. M..S3 \2 noon. S5 Tour best friend can give you no better ad vice than this: “For impure blood, bad stom ach and weak nerves take Hood’s Sarsa parilla.” DIED. DE LA V EGA-On Sunday, Aug. 26, 1900. Rose, beloved wife of Henry De La Vega and mother of Henry J. and Joseph Watterson. Relatives and friends, also Third Order of St. Francis, are requested to attend her funeral from her late residence. No. 401 Second street, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 9 A. M.; thence to St. Bridget's ! Church, where a solemn high mass of requiem will be offered for the happy rejjose of her soul. SCHMERSAHL-On Sunday. Aug. 2«, 1900| Sarah, beloved wife of E. F. Sehmer sahl (nee Fitzgerald). | Relatives and friends are invited to at ! tend the funeral from her late residence, No. 94 Orient avenue, on Wednesday, Aug, 29. at 9 A. M.; thence to St. Patrick* Ohuch, where a solemn high mas* will j celebrated.