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ONE CENT LAST EDITION. =~V01L.\K-^0rrMM? JERSEY CITY, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1900 EAST EBmON. • CENT LAST EDITION. PRICE ONE CENT. NINTH’S SUPPORT Democratic Ward Club Praises George G. Ten nant and Stephen Wyse. THE PARTY IS READY — • All the Societies Are En thusiastic Over the Next Campaign. The Ninth 'Ward Democratic Club met in the clubhouse, Boulevard and Fair mount avenue, last night. There was the usual large attendance at the meeting. The Executive Committee reported that subscriptions were coming in satisfac torily for shares of stock to build the new extension to the clubhouse, and it was now assured that work wrould be com menced in a short time. Great interest is being taken in the pool tournament now in progress*. The House Committee is arrainging for a stag sociable to take place in a short time. The club will send a subscription to aid the sufferers of the Galveston disaster. The (National Association of Clubs re quested that the club send delegates to the convention to be held October 8, at Indianapolis, and the club elected Vice President Louis B. Foley and Secretary John J. Ryan as such delegates. The following resolutions were unani mously ado>pted:— Whereas. The Ninth Ward Demo cratic Club in its zeal for good gov ernment and Democratic success has at all times advocated the nomination of men of probity and ability; and Whereas. Hon. George G. Tennant has been spoken of as a possible nomi nee for the Assembly; therefore be it Resolved, That as a testimony of his merits as a citizen and as an ap preciation of his past services to the people of Hudson county and Dublic spirit, we, the Ninth Ward Democratic Club, do heartily indirse his candidacy for the office of Assemblyman and pledge ourselves unanimously to use every honorable effort to further his nomination and election. Mr. G. A. Hennicker, in seconding the resolution, spoke of the able, fearless and thoroughly satisfactory manner in which Mr. Tennant had acquitted himself as a member of the Assembly last term. This resolution was also introduced:— Whereas, The Ninth Ward Demo cratic Club, always zealous for good government and the nomination of the best men for office; and Whereas, Mr. Stephen P. Wyse has been spoken of as a possible nominee for coroner on the Democratic ticket; therefore be it Resolved. That as a testimony of the esteem and respect in which he is held as a citizen and appreciation for his services, we, the Ninth Ward Demo cratic Club do heartily indorse his can didacy for the office of coroner and pledge ourselves unanimously to use every honorable effort to further his nomination and- election: City Attorney John Wahl Queen, in sec onding the resolution, spoke of Mr. Wyse’s ability and his genial manner. Speeches were made by Charles F. X. O’Brien, G. N. Honnicker, James Billing ton, George G. Tennant, Stephen F. Wyse, Joseph B. Keim, John Wahl Queen. ELECTION BOARD PROTEST Kearny Republicans Object to Altmuller’s Appointment. A protest has been filed with the Coun ty Board of Electors by a number of resi dents of the Fourth Ward of Kearny against the appointment of Charles Ait muller as a Republican election officer for that ward. The protest sets forth that Altmuller is under bail to await the action of the Grand Jury on a charge of violat ing the election laws of the State; that “he might be surrendered by his bail and case into prison, or might be indicted by the Grand Jury and at once put on trial and convicted, or according to expressed determinations re-arrested on other charges of a similar offence.” The peti tion states that the petitioners ‘have no desire to prejudice Mr. Altmuller’s case, but as Republicans and citizens deem it highly necessary that another should serve in this important capacity.” The specific charge against Altmuller, on which he was held by a Justice of the Peace of Kearny to await the action of the Grand Jury, is that while acting as an election officer at a recent Republican primary he refused to accept the votes of several alleged Republicans who refused to swear in their votes. It is said that after trying a number of justices of the peace one was found who accepted the charge against Altmuller and issued a warrant for his arrest. The protest will be.considered by the County Election Board at its meeting on Friday next. It is probable that Hr. Alt muller will continue to act as election offi cer in spite of the protest. THE FIFTH’S BANNER, Much Enthusiasm Displayed When It Was Raised. The banner raising of the Democrats of the Fifth precinct of the Fifth ward last evening at the corner of Monmouth and Third streets, was attended by over two thousand people. That section of the city was brightly illuminated with bon fires and a fine display of fireworks. A parade in which over three hundred Dem ocrats took part was given throughout the lower section of the city and the par aders were given an ovation all along the line of march. After the parade addresses were made by Counselorf John J. Tracey, Alderman John Lyons, Counselor James J. Hamil, Charles T. X. O’Brien, Myron Ernst, As semblyman Maurice Marks, James Mc Clelland and Colonel John Oxley. The speakers were given a hearty reception by the large gathering. The addresses were all forceful. The banner is a large American flag with the names of Bryan and Stevenson, the Democratic candidates, at the top of it in large letters. DEMOCRATS ATTEND. All Democrats are requested to- attend the mass meting of the Bryan, and fitevenson Club t--might j at Germania Hall, No. 2S2 First street. There will be prominent speakers. There will be a par ude and a grand display o>f fireworks. The Third Ward Democratic Club will meet tomorrow evening at its quarters, No. 250 Sixth street. The banner com mittee will make its report and other business of importance will be trans acted. Joseph Francis Malloney, Presidential candidate of the Socialist Labor Party, will address an open air meeting at ■Newark and Jersey avenues, on Friday evening, September 25. He will also speak in Odd Felows Hall, Hoboken, on the same night. An open air meeting under the Socialist Labor Party will take place at Washing ton and Morris streets, Wednesday even ing, September 26. SPEAKERS FOR NEW JERSEY State Committee Will Decide on Saturday Where Mr. Bryan Will Speak Secretary Devareaux of the Democratic State Committee, was busy this morning assigning speakers to metings to be held in various parts of the State. There ap pears to be a lively demand for Demo cratic spelbinders from the rural districts. The National Committee has assigned to New Jersey Congressmen Leonidas F. Livingston of Georgia and John F. Fitz gerald of Massachusetts. These gentle men have the reputation of being eloquent and forcible speakers and are expected to present the political doctrines they hold to the voters of New Jersey in an enter taining manner. Jeremiah O’Rourke, Peter Hauck and Addison Ely, nominees for electors, ap peared at headquarters today and signed the certificate of nomination required by the election law. On Saturday the State Committee, the Executive Committee and the Committee on Speakers, of which Senator Johnston Cornish of AVarren is chairman, will all meet at headquarters in the Hotel AAfashington. The dates and places where Mr. Bryan will speak will be arranged. ENTHUSIASM IN THE SEVENTH Democratic Club Is Growing Day by Day. The regular meeting of the Seventh Ward Democratic Club was held at the clubhouse, Ocean near Woodlawn ave nues, last night. A large crowd was in at tendance and the meeting was very en thusiastic. Two speakers addressed the meeting on the various issues of the cam paign. They were aplauded with great zest. Patrick TI. Hayes and Counselor John J. Griffin were the speakers. They both dwelt on imperialism. The club is in a very prosperous condi tion and has a membership roll of about five hundred and fifty. All the members are enthusiastic over this campaign and are working every day to bring about a Democratic victory in the Seventh ward. They are specially active on the local is sues, and are confident of putting Demo crats in locally on election day as well as carrying the ward for the Presidential candidates, William J. Bryan and Adlai Stevenson. The prospects for the stag, which will take place on the fourth of October, are very bright. It will be one of the finest of its kind ever given in Greenville. No ex pense will be spared to make it a suc cess and only the best of talent will be engaged. New members are joining the club every meeting, eleven being elected last night. At the present rate of increase the roll will soon reach- six hundred. SUING FOR LIFE INSURANCE. Metropolitan Company Says Henn Was a Suicide. Papers were filed with Sheriff Ruempler this morning in- a suit against the Metro politan Life Insurance Company, arising from the refusal of that company to pay a $3,000 policy on the life of Frederick Henn, a ■well known resident of the Heights, who was found dead in bed at his home on Magnolia avenue, on the morning of June 5, last. The refusal to pay the amount of the policy is based on the claim that Henn’s death was not due to heart disease as certified by Dr. C. E. Putnam, the at tending physician, but that he had died a suicide. This claim is based on the testimony o fa neighbor who says that when she ran into Ilenn’s house in re sponse to a call for assistance she found the deceased lying on the bed and illu minating gas pouring from, a broken bracket. Hen was insured in the Metropolitan Life insurance Company on (May 17. He had paid the first premium on the policy shortly before his death. Lawyers Marshall A. Van- Winkle and James E. Clark represent the plaintiff. The case wil be tried before Justice Col lins in the Supreme Court at the next term. _ CONTEST IN THE SEVENTH. A very sharp contest will take place at the primaries tonight in the First and Fifth Precincts of the Seventh Ward, for the election of committeemen. Julius Breternitz will run against Edward Whalen in the Fifth Precinct and Frank Daly against Joseph Welsh in the First. The friends of all the men running have promised to be out and a warm time is expected. _ YOUNG REPUBLICANS TO MEET. The Young Men’s Republican Club will meet this evening at the clubhouse, No. 41 Gregory street, when it will map out its plans for the coming election. The com mittee in charge of the annual ball of the club will report. _ MINKS ARE DOING LITTLE. The Minkakwa Republican Club had a very short meeting last night. One new member was elected, but no further busi ness of any importance came before the meeting. _ CAREY TO TALK THE DECKERS. 'Mr. Robert Carey will talk tonight at a meeting of the George W. Decker Asso ciation. The first euchre will^ be held Friday night. Several prizes will be awarded. COLORED MASS MEETING. About fifty Republican- negroes beld a parade and later a mass meeting in Fra MATTMR9 OF FACT —Stores, iiiciwi'io -.ml Institutions can now get their supplies as good as any N. Y. house at D. E. Cleary & Co.'s wholesale grocery can serve them. Complete stock, low prices, stores. Montgomery &uu Greene streets. ternity Hall on West Side avenue last night. There were speeches galore' and the crowd was satisfied. KOUNTZ WON’T SERYE. Republican Elector Refuses to Curtail His Trip Abroad Headquarters News. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] NEWARK, Sept. 25, 190J.—Buther -Kountze, of Morristown, who was named as one of the -Republican electors for New Jersey, will not qualify for the place, as he is in Europe, and a substitute will be named by General Sewell, Franklin Mur phy, Senator E. C. Stokes and First As sistant Po-stmaster-Genera'l William M. Johnson, acting as a committee on va cancies. Mr. Kountze was placed on the ticket by the convention held in Trenton on September C. -His name was suggested by Senator Mahlon Pitney, and the delegates of the Fourth- Congressional District in dorsed the Morristown man and he was put on the ticket without opposition. At the time of his selection Mr. Kountze was abroad, but it was believed then that he would -be home in time to accept the honor. The law requires that electoral candidates must qualify at least twenty days before election, and it was not until a few days ago that it was intimated that Mr. Kountze would not be able to fulfil this requirement. Mr. Murphy said today that he had received a letter, stating definitely that Mr. Kountze would not be 'back in time and that it was officially considered that there was a vacancy to he filled. Who would probably be chosen, the State Chairman declared he could not say, as the Committee on Vacancies had not consulted on the matter. Before Mr. Kountze was prominently mentioned as a candidate, prior to the convention, there was some talk of nam ing John I. Blair Reiley for the place. At that time, however, the Fourth Dis trict leaders were grooming Mr. Reiley for another heat in the Congressional race, and his friends made no determined effort to land him as an elector. In view of the fact that Judge H. Burdette Herr received the Congressional nomination there are some Republicans who believe that Mr. Reiley may be chosen to take the place left vacant by Kountze. Mr. Murphy, William Riker and Henry M. Doremus were at State headquarters yesterday to keep in motion the wheels of the party machine, and Secretary Gibson had his hands full with detail work. There is no lack of confidence on the part of the leaders as to how New Jersey will go, but the campaign is be ing waged with vigor, and' the leaders are keeping in close touch with every section of the State. Reports were received' from Sussex County this morning which indicated that the Republicans in that stronghold of Democracy are hopeful of repeating their success of 1836, when the county gave Mc Kinley a plurality of seventy. The Sussex Republicans are counting upon disaffec tion among their opponents over the can didacy of Senator Lewis J. Martin for re nomination. The Republicans have not united upon a Senatorial candidate, but there Is a well-developed boom for Will iam Coursen, of Stillwater Township, a former Assemblyman. Richard B. Reading, member of the State committee from Hunterdon county, dropped into headquarters long enough to give his opinions of the situation down his way. Things are beginning to look pretty good in Hunterdon,” said Mr. Reading to a re porter. “The Democrats have a three cornered fight on their hands, and we are not losing anything by it. President Mc Kinley's chances of carrying the county are good, I think. We were a little bit scared at first, as we didn't know how the Gold Democrats would stand, but they’re all right, and most of them are with us yet. As for the candidate for Senator, I don't know who it will be. We usually wait and take advantage of the mistakes of the Democrats.” BALLOT-BOX FRAUD. Grand Jury May Investigate Alleged Offences in Passaic County Republican Primaries. (Special to “The Jersey City News.") PATERSON, Sept. 25, 1900.—All sorts of charges of fraud have been made as a re sult of the deadlock in the Republican county convention over the nomination of a candidate for sheriff. In one district of the Third ward, It is alleged that there was ballot box stuffing, and it is not un likely that the matter will be called to the attention of the grand jury by Justice Dixon tomorrow. There is now no prospect of the settle ment of the trouble when the convention reconvenes on Wednesday evening. A rumor has gained credence, to the effect that $16,000 has been offered John W. Sturr and John Wright, rival candidates for the nomination for sheriff, to withdraw. Ar thur W. Bishop, onfe of the Sturr dele gates from the Third ward, is responsible for the leak, and, according to his own version, was one of a committee that waited on the two aspirants for the sher iff’s office. According to1 his story, $10,000 was offered Wright and an offer of $6,000 was made to Sturr to retire from the field. As a guarantee of good faith a certified check for $2,500 was to be given in each case, but all overtures were refused. The candidates declined to retire in the inter est of harmony. They said that to with draw would be an injustice to ..neir friends, who had so loyally supported them. The fight up to date has cost each man a considerable sum. They would not hear of the Passaic aspirant, John J. Slater, carrying off the plum. He has not made any expenditure in his contest. He is backed with twenty-five votes, Sturr forty-eight and Wright fifty-eight. It is reported that United States Sena tor Sewell has issued orders that the feud must end and the deadlock be broken Wednesday. _ CAPE MAY’S POLITICAL FIGHT. (Special to “The Jersey City News.”) CAPE MAT, Sept. 25, 1900.—The fight over the Republican Senatorial nomina tion is becoming livelier each day. Both of the candidates, Senator Robert E. Hand and Assemblyman Ellis H. Mar shall, are making hard figms to secure the prize, and both announce that they are sure winners. The county organization is about equal ly divided. Four years ago Senator Hand fought.his way into the Assembly, and three years ago won the Senate nomination on the precedent of giving the Assembiyrm i on the last year of a Senatorial term the Senate nominatitSt. ..-Asa FLORISTUT WAR. Cole and Bonnot Have Trou ble Over a Back Lot. There is bitter feeling between the two best local florists in this city which promises to bring them before the courts. It is all over a piece of property that is worth not more than $2,500, but as each of the florists wanted it. finally brought $5,200, The florists are Alderman Daniel Cole, whose place of business Is located at No. 146 Newark avenue, and Emil Bonnot, whose store is directly opposite at No. Mo Newark avenue. The piece of property that is causing all the trouble is located directly in the rear of Florist Cole's store and is shut off from view on the Bay street side by a wooden tenement. Some time ago, it seems, the property was bought for the sum of $2,000 by a real estate man in this city, it being so located that it was not really worth any more. The lot is 25x£S feet. Mr, Cole’s business began to increase so fast that he thought if he coulcl get the property in the rear of his store at a rea sonable figure he would buy it and build a green house. He made two or three of fers to its owner, who each time held out for more. He finally bid the sum of $4,000 for it. Bonnot hearing this, it is said, went to the owner and offered the sum of $5,200. The price seemed sat.sfactory to the owner and the lot was sold to Bonnot. This morning men with spades were seen by Mr. Cole digging holes in the dirt and placing in them poles at least twenty five feet high. He watched the wrork for a time and came to the conclusion that his rival was about to erect a sort of spite fence that would not only shut off all the light in the rear of his store, but would also be dangerous in case of fire, as there would be no exit. He hastened to the City Hall and complained to Build ing Inspector Kelly. When they returned the men were beginning to nail on the boards. Inspector Kelly stopped the work on the ground that there would be no exit from the rear of Cole’s building in case of fire. The supposed fence, if erected, would have been only a foot from Cole’s property. (Mr. Bonnot denies that he intended to erect a spite fence. He said the poles were erected for the benefit of a number of his tenants who reside on (Bay street, and) they were to be used for clothes line purposes. IHe said he did not see what Cole had to do with it as he was only a third party, and that he intended to in stitute Chancery proceedings to allow him to use his own property as he wishes. LITTLE MISS WINBERRY’S PARTY. Third Birthday Celebrated at Spring Valley, Now Yorh. Miss Helen Riordan Winberry cele brated her third birthday at the summer home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will iam Winberry. at Spring Valley, N. Y. The little one was the recipient of many handsome presents, among them being a gold bracelet, a silver bracelet and two gold rings. Those present included the little Misses Maude Blanchard, Hazel Young, Helen. Penniston, Ruth Blanchard, Edna Kent, Edythe Josephine Riordan, Eleanore Winberry, Lilian 'Higerd, Marie Connolly, the 'Messrs. Clayton Galbraith, George Penniston, Armour Galbraith, Edward A. Ryan, of Jersey City; George Galbraith, Raymond Winberry-, Lawrence Connolly, Maitland Winberry, Tommy Connolly. In the evening Edward A. Ryan, of Jersey- City" who was a guest, celebrated his fourteenth birthday and entertained Ills friends. BINZELL MOURNS HIS WATCH. iHenry Blnzell, sixty years old, of No. 312 Lewis street, Union Hill, visited (Ho boken last night with $200 in his pocket. At four o’clock this morning while he was in-a Newark street saloon he missed his gold watch and chain. At the same time two steamship firemen named John Mo lencki and Richard Bane, with whom he had been! drinking, disappeared. Mo lencki was arrested this morning by Policeman Bennis Sullivan. No evidence could be found against him, but Acting Recorder Laverty decided to remand him until Bane could be taken into custody. $209 FOR GALVESTON. Two contributions were received at the Mayor’s office today for the Galveston relief fund. The Bon Ton Theatre turned over $204, the result of the sacred concert given last Sunday evening. The other contribution was $5 from Thomas Murray. CIRCUIT COURT CASES. Supreme Court Cases, Wednesday, September 26, 1900:—Nos. 118, 119, 125, 49, 50 127, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138 139, 140, 142, 143, 149, 150. Circuit Court Cases, Septmeber 26, 1900:—Nos. 314, 306, 306, 307. Not as Mad as Me Seemed. A story, not merely amusing- but abso lutely true, 'is told by Sir Wemys Reid, says ‘‘Tit Bits.” It relates to an incident observed by a distinguished public man, who has risen -high in the service of the State. On the day on which -he first entered a certain British Government office as a junior clerk be was a witness of a scene which filled him with amazement. Aneld erly -man, who was seated at another desk In the same room, suddenly rose from his seat, dragged his chair to the fireplace, and, seizing the poker, attacked the of fending piece of furniture with what seemed to be manical fury. wnen ne naa broken a leg off the chair his passion seemed to be exhausted. He flung the damaged chair into a corner of the room, and getting another chair, calmly resumed hie work as if nothing had happened. The junior clerk, on leaving his work that afternoon, ventured, with the hesita tion of a novice, to ask another clerk who had been a witness of the scene what it meant. “Is Mr. X. subject to attacks of this kind?’’ 'he asked. “Mr. X.l” was the response. “There was nothing the matter with him. You see. one of the castors had come ofE his chair, and the treasury won't replace castors; they will repair , nothing iess serious than a broken leg. ’ So lj« broke one of the legs, and now h« wiU get the castor put Oh again!’’ OUT OFFONDS. Impossible for Board to Erect New Schools Until 1902 Under Present Con ditions. WANTS BONDS ISSUED Erection of School No. 20 Will Absorb Three Years’ License Money, Says Mr. Snyder. Superintendent of Schools Henry Snyder has just submitted his thirty-second an nual report. In speaking of the school census, after comparing that of 1895 with that of 1900, he says:— “It is somewhat surprising to find that the census of last May shows a decrease of the school population during the year of 4,124. The Third, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth and Twelfth wards show the largest loss. This decrease will mean a reduction in the city’s share of the State appropriation of about $15.W0. “In school enrollment, average register and average attendance there has been a slight gain. This gain is attributable to the opening of School iNo. 2B in February, and would have been larger had it not been for the burning of School No. 20. The loss of sittings in the latter rendered a larger increase in attendance impossible. Under the circumstances the gain, al though small, shows that the schools are becoming more crowded.” In a chapter on school buildings, Mr. Snyder speaks of the remarkable activity in school construction during the year 1897-1893, during -which seven new build ings were erected. He speaks of t’he loss by fire of School No. 20, and says of the new school, now in course of erection:— “Some disappointment will doubtless be felt by those who are not familiar with prevailing conditions, because the new No. 20, when opened, will be filled, at once, and may not receive all who apply. It should be understood that circumstances compelled the Board to plan a building which will accommodate only the same number of pupils as the old building. There could be no provision for the in crease in the number of pupils during the course of construction.” The great need of more new schools is forcibly brought out with the difficulties under which the Board of Education must work. On this point the superintendent says:— ‘‘In considering methods of securing funds with which to erect new schools your Board and the Board of Finance find themselves seriously hampered by the lack of sufficient legal authority to incur in debtedness. 'Since the adoption of the new charter in 1SS9 the city has been im mensely benefited by the section which provides that one-quarter of the receipts for licenses shall be devoted to the erec tion of schools. Under this provision Schools (Nos. 1, 9, 15, 23, 24 and 25, all large schools, costing about $600,099, have been built, and the High School site at the corner of Fairmount and Bergen avenues, purchased. When it was found that the income from the license fund did not pro vide schools enough, special authority was secured by the passage of a law in 1897 providing for an issue of bonds to the amount of $300,000 to erect schools. This money was expended during 1897 and 1S9S. The authority granted by this law has therefore been exhausted. The only other law applying specially to this city is the one passed by the Legislature of 1899, per mitting an issue of bonds for the purpose of rebuilding School No. 20. This applies only to 'No. 20 and is not available in the erection of other schools. The only con stant provision for school construction is the income from the license fund. Upon this you will be compelled to depend, at least for some time, for means to supply the needed additional accommodations. Knowing: the limitation imposed by law upon your resources, it was with much re gret, and even dismay, that you learned that it was the intention of the Board of Finance not to take advantage of the law specially providing for the re-building of School No. 20, but to use the license mon ey for that purpose. The destruction of No. 20 was regarded as a calamity, not only to the people of Greenville but to the whole city, which should be met by an ex traordinary effort on the part of the city. It was thought that its disastrous results should be felt only by Greenville and should not affect the rest of the city. Hence the passage of the law. Should the license money be used for this school, not only will the pupils of the school have suf fered serious injury, but the whole city will feel its effects for years to come. It was the obvious intention of the New Charter to provide a permanent provision for the erection of new schools as they might be demanded by the constant growth of the city, in order that a seat might be given in the schools to every child of school age. The object of this eminently wise provision would be de feated by the diversion of the fund to any other purpose. The last school erected un der this law wa^School No. 1. At the time of its erection, the wisdom of-using license monies for the purpose was seriously questioned. But as at the same time the special fund of $300,000 was available it was decided that it did not matter whether the school was rebuilt by means of the license monies, or the special fund of $300,000, that it was merely a matter of book-keeping and not of results. So far as the results were concerned it might with justice be said that the school was rebuilt because of the special Issue of bonds. At present, conditions are differ ent. If the special fund which can legal ly be secured for School No. 20, is not raised for that school it can not be raised at all, because, as has been said, the law is special In its application. School No. 20 will have cost, when com pleted, about $180,000. As tbo income from license moneys is about $65,000 annually, the erection of No. 20 will absorb the income from this source for the years 1S99, 1900 and' 1901, An Old and Wall Triad Remedy Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup lor children teething should aiways De used tor children white teething, it soltens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic and is the best remedy tor diarrhoea. l'wtnty-flv» cents per battle. Gas for Heating. The convenience and economy of GAS HEATING STOVES during the variable winter months is recognized by all careful housekeepers. Gas heating stoves are clean—no dust, dirt or ashes; can be lighted in an instant; give great heat at low cost with perfect regulation of temperature. GAS RADIATORS. GAS FIRES. GAS LOGS. All gas heating appliances sold at cost. Purchase now and obtain the full benefit from your stove this fall and winter. Avoid using a coal range in your kitchen this winter, heating your kitchen and kitchen boiler without cost by our new furnace appliance and so retain the advantages of your Gas Range Installed for $9.75 complete. A Welsbach Lamp gives PERFECT LIGHT. A new and attractive line of Gas Portables for Welsbach Lamps on exhibition at the offices of the Company. Hudson County Gas Co. with the exception of a small balance. As license moneys are not available until July 1, of each year, it will not be possible for the Board of Education to ■begin the erection of a new school until July 1, 1902. Or. to look at the situation a little more favorably, as the burned building was insured for $23,500, there will be available in July, 1901, after the cost of No. 20 has been paid-, about $35,000, with which the erection of a small school can be begun. This will not be ready for occupancy before the spring, or probably the fall of 1902. Four years will, there fore, 'have elapsed without the erection of a single additional school, or without furnishing a single additional seat. When the present congestion in our schools, and the large increase in school population during four years are considered, the con dition of affairs at the end of this period m/ay be easily imagined. It is of the utmost importance to the schools and to t'he city that for the rebuilding of School No. 20 bonds be issued. SCHOOL BOARD’S FIGHT. Hoboken’s Commissioners Have a Hotter Time Than Ever. The Hoboken School Board met again last evening and the warring factions had a more bitter fight than ever. The heated dispute arose over an attempt on the part of Commissioner Keresey to take away some power from the Committee on Re pairs. Commissioner Keresey at the very outset introduced a resolution providing that in the future all contracts for re pairs should be made by resolution of the entire board. Heretofore the committee has given out contracts for all repairs without being restrained by other mem bers of the board. Commissioner Dooley, of the opposing faction, went at Commissioner Keresey hard. He said that the present committee had been more careful than any other committee on record. But $6,000 wTas ap propriated for the year and the expendi tures were $6,715.35. The committee of last year, of which Keresey was a member, spent $21,802, -and the amount was greatly in excess of the $12,000 appropriation. Commissioner Dooley also -stated that Commissioner Keresey went before the ■Finance Board when the appropriation was made for the last year and urged that $6,000 was enough for repairs. Com missioner Dooley scored Keresey on sev eral matters. The discussion lasted for more than an hour. A vote was taken and the resolution was l>eaten by six to two. President Offermann read a letter which stated that he had appointed 'Miss Eva B. Kelly to temporarily take the place of Miss O'Toole, who resigned a few weeks ago, when she married. Commis sioner Wolderheim registered a kick on this, questioning the authority of the president in this matter. The president quoted a section of the rules of the Board1, which stated that the president had the power to fill such vacancies for the best interests of the schools. The president’s action was upheld by a vote of six to two. Two teachers were appointed, Miss Eveland and Miss Taylor. The secretary read a report showing that up to diate, 7,988 pupils had been enrolled. PLUCKY ENGINEER. Riley Ran His Train With One Hand Torn. rSpeeial to “The Jersey City News.”] PATERSON, Sept. 25, 1900—One of the pluckiest engineers in the country is James E. Riley of t'Ue Lackawanna Rail road, who lies in St. Joseph’s Hospital with right hand torn and fingers broken, the result of an accident when answering a signal. Riley ran the fastest passenger train on the Lackawanna, and on Friday last, when running at full speed past Delaware he received a signal. He waved his hand in response, and struck it against an iron upright of a water pipe. The blow broke every bone in his hand and fingers and cut and gashed the flesh frightfully. Riley screamed with pain. Tire fire man w'fent to his a;-: ^ nice and banaged the hand as best h; tjuld. Though suf fering intense pain. Riley continued at the trottle and ran the train with his left hand to Passaic. There he slowed down and shouted to the ticket agent to tell the officials to send another engineer to his relief at that place. He then let the engine out under full speed and reach ed Paterson without the loss of a minute. When relieved from the engine Riley fell down to a faint, but son recovered and gave the other engineer all the neces sary direction* (He was taken then to th* hospital ELOPERS HOWL Beck Was Arrested for An noying Miss Schmitt’s Father. William Beck, forty-eight years old, who now has no home, was arraigned in the First Criminal Court, charged with be ing a disorderly person. The complainant was Jacob Schmitt of No. 531 Jersey ave nue. Mr. Schmitt is the father of Eva Schmitt, twenty years old, the young lady with whom Beck eloped a few months ago after a courtship of several years. When he left with the young- lady Beck deserted a wife and son. Shortly after the elopement the son George died, and it ! was belieyed that death was caused indi rectly by Beck’s action. Mrs. Beck at the time of her son’s death became temporar ily insane, and she is now living with her mother in Marion. Mrs. Beck knew of the relations existing between her husband and Miss Schmitt for three years. On several occasions she saw them to gether. Once after following her husband she came upon him and her young rival at a 'Hoboken ferry. She had come pre pared for anything. When she was satis fied of th& identity of her husband’s com panion she drew from her skirt a horse whip and lashed the girl. To keep her husband and Miss Schmidt apart Mrs. Beck moved to the South, but Beck didi not remain there long. Three months ago Beck took all the available money to be had and left. Simultaneous ly Miss Schmitt left home. The fact that the pair had eloped was established. Chi^of Police Murphy was called upon t^aasist in locating Beck and Miss Smith. An investigation resulted in finding the pair living in Weyboset street, Providence, R. I., as Mr. and Mrs. Charles Corey. Miss Schmitt was 'brought home Satur day. Beck folowed her. He has been hanging about her home since and has annoyed the family in several small ways. Last night Beck called at the house half drunk and became very abusive. His ar rest followed. Justice Ho os fined Beck $5, which he paid. FELL INTO COAL HOLE. Mrs. James Schuman, of No. 102 Ferry street, Hoboken, called at Police Head quarters, in that city this morning:, and complained that she had severely injured her right leg by falling into a coal hoie in front of No. 102 Washington street. She said that the lid over the hole was not securely fastened and} when she stepped o-n it it gave way. She wag assisted to her home and a policeman was sent to notify the owners of the property where the hole was located. If you don’t feel quite well, try a bottle of Hood’s Sarsaparilla. It is a wonderful tonic and invigorator. It will help you. TOO KINDLY EXPRESSMEN. Man Who Looked Out for Westtnua era Came Off Second Best. An Instance of “baggage snatching*9 came up before Acting Recorder Laverty in Hoboken this morning. A family ar rived from the West, intending to sail for | Germany on the Hamburg-American Line steamship Deutschland. While they were entering the 'Hoboken ferryhouse on the New York side an expressman ran up to them and without asking permission seized' their baggage and put it in his wagon. The expressman paid the ferriage of the entire party. When they reached Hoboken he put in a bill for $2.50 for his eervioes. The travelers refused to pay and a police man took the entire party to Police 'Head quarters. -tne expressman, who gave tils name as John. Birtfsall, refused to give up the bag gage unless he was paid. Acting Re ' corder Laverty severely reprimanded him | for taking it without permission and told him that unless he turned it over to itj owners he would be placed under arrest. The expressman reluctantly submitted to the Court's decision. WEATHER INDICATIONS NE3W YORK, Sept. 25, 1900—Forecast for thirty-six hours ending: at 8 P. M., on Wednesday—1Tonight and: Wednesday, fair; winds easterly. Hartnett's Thermomatrical Report Sept. 24. 'Deg. 3 tP. M. 75 (i P. M.72 9 P. M. 70 12 midnight....;... 67 ... n ... si Sept. 25. 6 A. M. 9 A. M. 12 noon. DIED. SOULLY.—On Sunday, September 2$, 1S00, Mary, beloved wire ot tlie late Hugh Scully. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral from her late residence# 'Xo. 217 First street, on Wednesday, Sep tember 26, at 9 A. M.; thence to St. Mary a Church, where a solemn mass will be of fered for the happy repose of her soul. TAYLOR.—At Hoboken, on Sunday irfjrjj ing, September 23. 1SOO. Cafherir/ S., beloved wife of John H. Taylor,' tged 63 years 2 months 27 days. Funeral will be held from Holy nnt cents’ Church, Sixth street and ] lllow avenue, Wednesday, September 2? at 1 P. M. tHARTEIHORiXE.—At Montclair, on Monday, September 34, 1900, f rtelia ►Metcalf, wife of Charles iH/ farth horne. Funeral services will be held at ier lath residence on Clinton avenue extension, on Wednesday, September 26, at 2:30 P. Me Carriages will meet the train on D., L. & W. R. R. leaving Barclay and Chris reets at 1:20, and ’Hoboken at 1:36 P. M. KELLY—On Saturday, September 22. 1900, John, beloved husband of Jennie Kelly (nee Carey). Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his :ate residence, Xo. 510 Monmouth, street# ont Wednesday, September 26 at 9 A. M.; solemn high mass of requiem will bo of fered at St. Michael’s R. C. Church at 14 A. M. WIRTIH.—On Saturday, September 22, 1K% Margaret Wirth (born -Bechtel), wife of Casper "Wirth, after a lingering sickr nees, at her late residence, No, 41* 'Wayne street, Jersey City, aged 73 years 3 months. Relatives and friends, also Teutonia Council, No. 25, O, C. F., and Ladies' 'Pioneer Verein, are respectfully invited toi attend tire funeral services at St. Bonl face's R. C. Church. First street and Jei> sey avenue, Jersey City, at 10:30 A. M„ ot» Wednesday, September 26. Interment at Mercer Cemetery, Trentom* CQULSON.-On Monday, September 21, 1900, Phoebe A. 'Bromley, wife of James S. Coulson, aged 30 years. ■Relatives acid friends, also members of •Eagle Lodge, 'No. 113, K. and L. of the Colden' 'Star, are invited- to attend tha funeral on Thursday September 27, at 10 A. M„ from the residence of her brorher in-law, Andrew Kirkman, Union, tN*. Y. "WtORTENTDYKB.—In this city, on Satur day. September 22, 1COO, Carolyn Cooley, wife of Rynier J. Wortendyke. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral services on Tuesday. Sep tember 25. at 9 P. IM., at her late residence. No. 108 Bentley avenue. Heights. Boston and Springfle'd -IMass.) papers please copy. Please omit flowers. 'WOOD.—'On Monday, September 21, 190), Jane F. Wood. Funeral services at late res'denee, No. 3C3 Varlck street, on 'Wednesday, Septem ber 26, at 3 P. M. Members of Charlotte Chapter, No. 14, O. E. S.; Onward Coun cil, Laughters of aJberty; Star of Truth Lodge, Shepherds of Bethlehem, and Ladies of the <3. A. R., are invited to at tend. VAN DERM ARK.—In this city, on Snn day, September 23, 1900, Catharine, wlf* of Cornelius Van Dermar, in her TSth year. Relatives and friends of the family, also ■members of Hudson Lodge, No. 14, I. O. O. IF., and St. Paul’s M. E. Church, ars invited to attend her funeral on Wednes day, September 26. at 2 P. M., from hel late re--ider.ee. No. 80% Erie -street. Please omit flowers.