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J ASIKS LtJBY..Editor IbRLlsiiED EVERY AFTERNOON —BY— THE CITY PUBLISHING COMPANY OFFICE No. 251 Washington street. THE NEWS BUILDING Telephone Call. Jersey City. 2?L NEW YORK OFFICE, No, 241 BROADWAY. TFF JERSEY CITY NEWS, tip« ovly DKMoenvno Daily Paper Published in Jersey City —Single copies, one cent; subscription tlu*ee dollars per 1 ear. postage paid. Entered lu the post office at Jersey City as second class matter. AH business communications should be addressed t.c the City Publishing Company; all letters tor pub lication to the Managing Kciito.*. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1900. This paper is Democratic in principles md is independent in its vitics on all local Questions. Misfit Elector. The owner of one name placed on the Republican “millionaire” electoral ticket has declined to be bled, with a very curt “No, thank you!" When the conference in General Sewell’s room, at Trenton, the night before the convention, was making up the list of electors from among the men of the State whose incomes were up in six figures, and who, it was believed, would come down handsomely with the “sinews of war,” Young Mr. Pitney of Morris suggested the name of Mr. Kountze. ■Mr. Kountze is a resident of Morristown, who has never been heard of prominently, If at all, in connection with anything dis tinctly “Jersey,” and there was some doubt as to the advisability of putting him on the ticket. Mr. Pitney, however, explained that Mr. Kountze was a wealthy New York banker, and spoke in awed undertones of what he might be ex pected to pay for the honor. Then Mr. Kountze went on the slate with a celerity that was worthy of a better cause. Mr. Kountze at that time was in Europe. He is still there, and the State Committee has just heard from him. He says “No” in unmistakable terms and de clares he will not return from Europe in I time to qualify. This made it necessary for the com mittee to select another man who could fill up the big hole in the treasury which the refusal of Mr. Kountze has occa sioned, and they have chosen Mr. John I. Blair Riley, of Warren, a connection of the late multi-millionaire, whose name he bears In full, and the possessor of a bar'l of no mean dimensions. Thus again will pure and undefiled methods in politics receive an endorse ment. An Opportunity for Democrats. Those Democrats of New Jersey who have any doubts how they will vote for President next fall, should have none in regard to the legislative ticket. They do not want to lose sight of the fact that the Senators elected this fall will have a vote for a United States Sen ator to succeed William J. Sewell in the United States Senate, and that every Democratic Senator elected diminishes by one vote the chances of New Jersey be ing represented by a Republican for an other six years in the upper Chamber of the National Legislature. Col. Price’s Slander. Some Democrats In the Sixth Congres sional District think they have some chance of defeating R. Wayne Parker when he comes up for re-election in No vember, and they complain that Colonel E. Livingston Price, the chairman of the Essex County Democratic Committee, proposes to throw away these chances. It appears that there are a large num ber of Republicans in the district who oppose Mr. Parker’s re-election and who are ready to unite with conservative Democrats to secure his defeat. They, however, will not countenance any can didate who is nominated on a platform which supports the. Bryan financial heresy. Col. Price, on the other hand, Insist* that the convention nominating the Democratic candidate “must reaffirm the Kansas City platform in its entirety.” Should this be done it would drive from the support of the candidate all the dis satisfied Republicans and contribute largely to Mr. Parker's success. Perhaps a certain prominent Democrat of this county knew what he was talking about when he said that Colonel Price was too old to lead the Democrats of Essex. Hanna’s Cold Douche. The Hon. Mark Hanna has placed the average Republican rural editor in a very, very deep hole, the gloom of which is very, very depressing. A11 summer one of the chief items In the rural editors’ stock in trade has been the wicked ice trust of New York and the connection of certain alleged Demo crats therewith. Now comes up Mr. Hanna with_ the solemn declaration that there are no trusts whatever—a statement which is like a dash of ice cold water on the fervid enthusiasm of the country moulder of public opinion. For reasons obvious to all, he cannot declare Mr. Hanna a liar of the first class, and yet, to part with his ice trust topic is like parting with his good right arm. There fore, his private comments on Mr. Han na’s latest pronunciamento are highly amusing 1f not edifying. AMUSEMENTS. "Xhs Telephone Girl” at the Aca" demy of Music. The Academy of Music was crowded last tight when “The Telephone Girl” made ter appearance. The audience vigorously aplauded any and everything Hans Nix did and all the funny things anyone else did. It entered into the rollicking spirit of the company and even received with enthusiasm the unworthy portions of the entertainment. There was plenty of op portunity for laughter. Dave Lewis, who is an acrobatic comedian, delighted in a series of falls which he made comic. They weren’t to be compared to his rage speaking over the telephone, which was truly funny, or his gyrations when he dis covered the glasses of tvine on the dress ing table. v “The Telephone Girl” Is not a Sunday school production. What plot there is*, is j decidedly shady, and of it the least said | the better. It unfortunately makes its appearance barefacedly at frequent inter vals, but when it retires, as it often does, there is a quantity of legitimate fun that almost takes the bad taste away. One of the heartiest laughs last night was caus ed by Samanthy from Schenectady, who, fired by the skirt dances of the telephone girls, joined In the dances and disclosed when she raised her skirt, instead of the dainty lace frills of the others, long, very long, pantalettes and a hoop skirt. The music is bright and catchy and is sung by the chorus admirably. None of the soloists has a really good voice, there is very little solo singing, so *t .doesn’t matter. There is a dash about the company that is taking. Every girl on it seems to enjoy herself, and that goes a long way. As for the costumes they are very low cut and very short. Douglas and Ford give some clever dancing. But as Douglas’s partner says of him, “His dancing is all right, but he will sing!” When it is added that the au dience howled at this remark it is under stood what kind of singing that was. Miss Mabel Hite W'as the Telephone Girl. She played the part with a great deal of abandon, and wron a large amount of praise. Her drinking scene was very wrell done. The part demands a great deal of action and Miss Hite wras equal to it. Miss Flora Parker, the captain of the telephone girls, is very cute. Miss Sallie Randall as Beauty Fairfax does all that is expected of her—looks exceedingly pret ty. The others in the cast are w’ell placed and the scenery is delightful. “Victoria Burlesqnors" at the B on Ton Theatre. The lovers of vaudeville in this city seldom get so excellent an opportunity to see a high class performance as that offered this week at the Bon Ton The atre, where the Victoria Burlesquers opened yesterday with a matinee and reg ular evening performance. The girls are pretty and all are beautifully costumed. The scenery is exceptional and the light ing novel and original. Manager Ever sole has indeed reached a standard far above a vast majority of the shows that come to this city, and he will no doubt be fully rewarded. Max Fehrmann’s music was a feature that was in keeping with the other details. The opening sally was entitled “Vic toria’s Reception.” Here all the com pany was introduced and it was one con tinuous round of merriment surrounded with beauty of face, form and voice. The act was well arranged and well done. It put the big audience in excellent humor for the fine olio which followed. Aggie R. Behler opened this part of the programme. She is down as a nleasing cnansonette, and is seen to advantage as a serio-comic and character vocalist. She is probably one of the best soubrettes that ' has been in the Bon Ton in years. John H. Reid and Ella Gilbert did a great deal to amuse the audience. They sang and cracked jokes that were mostly new. The Gilbert end of the combination ! took occasion to boast that her father was a renowned wrestler. “Yes,” an swered Reid, “I hear he would throw any one dow'n.” Violet St. Clair and Grace Celeste prov ed bright exponents of song and dance. A mixture of Hebrew and Dutch dialect, was amusingly “pushed into the atmospher oidial surmountings” by Allan Curtis and Sam Sidman. The hit of the show was scored by Frank Morrell and Florence Evans. They made an excellent appearance and had a fine act introducing the cream of mirth, music and satire. Weiland proved to be a juggler that really interests. Some of his feats were new here and all were the work of an expert. To quote the programme, “the termina tion of the bill is a farcical story, fresh from the mint of everyday life, bearing the appellation, ‘A Queen of Bohemia. ” It was a fitting climax, and sent all away pleased and with nothing but words of commendation for the show*. "GETTYSBURG ’63 ” War Play to Be Given by St. Paul’s Club Next Mouth. The regular meeting of St. Paul’s Club was held last night at the club rooms, corner of Old Bergen Road and Linden avenue. Three new members were elect ed. They are Robert Thatcher, Ralph Ford and Charles Weist. It was decided to change the meeting nights from every Monday night to the first and third Mon days of the month. Rehearsals have been started for the four-act war drama, “Gettysburg, ’63.” They will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from now until Octo ber 22, when the play will be presented to the public. Three performances will be given. Following is the cast:— General Meade.George Roehrenbeck Uncle Moses Mulvey, George Roehrenbeck Major Timothy Tapley.Harry Willett Cyril Blackburn.IHarrv F. O’Melia Harry Lenox....Martin Roehrenbeck Soiomon.Robert Thatcher Captain Warren.John D. Keeier Jenison.Ralph. ‘Ford Mabel Meredith.Miss M. Gallagher Lottie Evans.Miss Ada Car'lock Mrs. Moses Mulvey..Miss A. Roehrenbeck CATHOLIC CLUB’S PLAY. At the meeting of the Catholic Club Di rectors last evening, Mr. Miah Sweeney, chairman of the dramatic committee, an nounced that the first play of the season will be given on the evenings of Novem ber 21. 22 and 23, at the club theatre. The play to be presented by the amateurs will be the four act drama, “Shaun O’Rue.” The rehearsals are now being held twice a week. $204. FROM BON TON BENEFIT The receipts of the vaudeville enter tainment that took place last Sunday evening at the Bon- Ton Theatre, under the auspices of Manager T. W. Dinkins for the benefit of the Galveston sufferers! amounted to $204. Meadaahe Is often a warning that the liver is torpid or inactive. More serious troubles may follow. For a prompt, efficient cure of Headache and all liver troubles, take Hood's Pill® While they rouse the liver, restore full, regular action of the bowels, they do not gripe or pain, do not irritate or inflame the internal organs, but have a positive tonic effect. 25c. at all druggists or by mail of C. L Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. OUR GOOD SITS, j Fourth Regiment Officers Dine the Winning ' Team. PRAISE FOR THE KEN Speeches Made by Col. Smith, Capt. Springsted, Gen. Spencer and Gen. Wanser. About fifty officers of the Fourth Regi ment and Brigadier Generals Bird W. Spencer and Peter F. Wanser were pres ent in the squad room of the Armory last evening to do honor to the successful rifle team that represented the regiment at Sea Girt in the annual tournaments on the State targets recently held. In recognition of the meritorious work of the team the Board of Officers, at the suggestion of Colonel Robert G. Smith, gave the representatives of the regimental team an excellent dinner and paid them handsome compliments, which bade fair to turn their heads. The team succeeded in winning more honors than any team in the. United States. The members entered three big tournaments, won two by handsome scores and finished fourth in the third tourna ment. Those who made the enviable records are:—Captain Charles H. Spring sted, team captain; Captain Walter H. Whittemore, of Company C; First Lieu tenant Charles W. Parker, Company C; Major Henry Lohmann, Jr., Privates Wil liam A. Teeves, of Company C; Walter G. Hudson, Company C; Patrick J. O’Hara. Company C, and Bugler John F. McGrann. Six of these men represented the State in the Inter-State match, which was won by the team from the District of Colum bia. The Fourth's team, however, covered themselves with glory and the officers who spoke were loud in their praises of the men who captured the Columbia and New Jersey National Guard trophies. The dinner was all that could be de sired. Toastmaster Benjamin F. Moore, Jr., looked after the welfare of those pres ent in admirable fashion. Colonel Smith presided and in the places of honor on each side of him sat the members of the team. General Wanser came in late. After the good morsels had disappeared the Colonel began a laudatory address to the teams. “This little dinner,” said he, "is but an external manner of showing our internal appreciation of the work of our regimental teams. We sent them down to Sea Girt and told them to do their best. They came back loaded down with honors, an honor to the regiment, to the State and to themselves. 'We have on the team the champion rifle shot of the world. We feel that the men responsible for the make-up of the State teams will in the future come to the Fourth Regiment for the material. Our team did well, they did excellently. I could not let this occasion go by without giving vent to my feelings of sincere ap preciation. It is more than gratifying to know that whatever we attempt to do we accomplish, and always land well up in the front at the finish. This dinner is to demonstrate to them that we hope they will go on with their good work. Long may they remain with us; long may they be among the members of the regiment. We cannot afford to lose such men.” A toast was then drunk to the team. “May they live long and prosper,” said the Colonel. Captain Springstead, of the team, re sponded to an invitation asking for a story of how the honors were won. "Ev ery member of our team put forth his best efforts,” said the Captain, “and the results show how persistent we were in our determination to succeed. I have here a few figures of the records made in the various contests that will best serve to illustrate my remarks, and to elucidate to those unfamiliar with the tournaments how the honors were won. “The Columbia trophy was contested for by teams of the National Guard of New Jersey. Our team won this match, which was shot on the 200,300 and 500 yard targets with two skirmish runs. Our score was 743 against 716 of the Second Regiment, 649 of the First Regiment and 553 of the Third Regiment. We won the New Jersey National Guard match with a score of 703 our next competitor, the Second Regiment scoring but 097. "In the inter-State match, open to all teams in the United States, we came out In fourth place. The skirmish was well our weak points. We were never very successful at winning. The District of Columbia team won this trophy, -but we hope to capture all prizes next year.” Brigadier General Spencer followed. "The records and the efforts of the men speak for themselves,” began the Gen eral. “I have been In rifle practice longer perhaps than many of you here are years old—three decades ago when next sum mer arrives. New Jersey has the finest rifle range In the world and visitors from foreign countries have so stated on many occasions. We have demonstrated to the world that It is possible for us to get to gether a successful team, and we have also demonstrated that our teams can always lose with grace, which is more than some other teams can say. "When the tournaments were about to begin we visited various armies and arsenals in search of rifles best adapted to rifle practice. We finally hit upon the Krag-Jorgenson rifle. These were given to our men less than a week before the contests began, and previous to that they had never handled the guns. When you stop to compare notes, you will arrive at the conclusion that the records made by our team were little less than marvel lous. Six members of your regiment were on the State team, just half the whole number. Here is good reason for you all to feel proud of your men. ‘We have demonstrated that New Jer sey can lead in rifle practice and we mean to hold our records indefinitely. Rifle practice is the cornerstone of success in war. If men cannot shoot, they are of more danger to their fellow soldiers than good. It is essential that the men should interest themselves in rifle work. New Jersey gives greater opportunity for this practice than any State in the Union. With these numerous advantages you should all be come proficient, which is a qualification necessary to the makeup of a good soldier. Our efforts should be put forth to secure more funds from the State with which to accomplish our rifle work. Only $10,000 was appropriated last session, and this provided but -one trip for each soldier to the camp. The other trips the soldiers paid themselves.” • The General then paid a handsome com pliment to Captain Walter F. Whitte more,, the champion of the world. On the ?00, 300, BOO, COO, SOO and 1,000 yard ranges, Captain Whittemore made a score of 2G2 out of a possible 300. This was In the con test for the President’s medal, and men from all parts of the world competed. The winners’ record Is a wonderful one and he received much credit for his suc cess. “In the future,” said the General, "I shall do my best to promote rifle practice in the State and bring it to the 'highest attainable level. Next year we may have teams from England and Canada to fight us, so much depends on- our work.” General Wanser added a few words of congratulation and said he fully endorsed General Spencer's remarks regarding the lack of funds for the rifle practice. He promised to assist in procuring more money. Captain Whittemore told of the team’s work and of his own record. Private Hudson, Lieutenant Parker, Major Lohmann, Private O’Hara, Captain Gleason and Major Brinkerhoff, all dis cuss ed the team work and rifle practice. Those present were:—Colonel Robert G. Smith, Lieut. Col. Jos. H; Brensinger. Ma jor Henry Lohmann. Jr., Arthur L. Steele, Henry H. Brinkerhoff, Jr.; Captain and Adjutant Benj. M. Gerardin,First Lieu tenant and Batt. Adjutant Harry H. Bowly, Captain and Quartermaster Benj. F. Moore, Jr., Major and Surgeon William J. Parker, Captain and Assistant Surgeon John J. Broderick, First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon Joseph M. Rector, First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon Charles H. Purdy, Captains Waldo E. Gibbs, Man uel M. Liera, Frederick Steigleiter, Morti mer J. Gleason, Frank A. Reinhard, Jas. R. Gatchel, Walter F. Whittemore, George T. Vickers, Edward T. Phillipps, Henry M. Coxe, Theodore H. Washer, First Lieu tenants Jacob Kegelman, Alfred T. F. Sorenson, Frederick Ege, James Connell, T. Bergen Gaddis, Charles W. Parker, John G. Fisher, Jr., Addison B. Bur roughs, Willllam M. Coe, Second Lieuten ants John MacDonald, Charles H. Puli3, Samuel S. Isles, Earl T. Dabb, William C. Pote, John B. Applegate, Jr., Russel B. Reid, William R. Clements, First Ser geants James A. Terhune, William Mar tin, Charles B. Ege, Richard H. Croad, John W. Fraser, Christopher J. Wogan, Fred Pansing, Jr., George J. Patton, Geo. R. Kidder, August H. Bahr, Stephen T. Fream. ORGANIZED AID REPORT Monies Received and Work Done Prior to April 30. The first annual report of the Organized Aid Association of Jersey City for eight months beginning September 1, 1S99, and ending 'May 1, 1900, has just been publ shed. In it each department of the work is set forth in detail. First comes a chapter on “Purposes and Methods,” then a list of officers, directors and committees, fol lowed by a general statement of the work from which the following is the extract:— “The association is but just entering upon its career, and the character of its work is not yet well understood through out the community, either by those who give or those who receive benevolent aid: yet its officers think that the moderate sum used in the administrative expenses of the association shows reasonable re turns in work performed. The treasurer reports an expenditure of about $670 for the fiscal year. During that time nearly 400 cases have been treated. The reports, written and verbal, upon cases which the association has been asked to investigate number 175. After investigation into the circumstances of each case, the associa tion has placed in charge of churches or societies 45 cases; it has procured relief from churches for 65 cases, and from private sources for 110 cases; it has placed in hospitals or institutions 19 per sons; it has procured work that should be permanent for 36 persons, and has se cured temporary work for needy persons 2-IS times. It has succeeded in obtaining the voluntary services of 35 persons in the active work of friendly visiting, and they have made more than 600 visits to the poor. One hundred and forty-nine cases have been referred to the association for investigation in the eight months ending April 20, 1900. “The association has thus far been de pendent upon the kindness of the Board of Trade for the use of the latter’s rooms as the office of the association. It ven tures to express the hope that the gener osity of the public may before long en able it to have suitable rooms exclusively for its own office purposes.” The Relief Fund, which forms no part of the general funds of the association, but consists of special contributions to be applied to ‘emergency cases,” shows $117.85 as the amount collected and expended on “special cases.” The Treasurer’s report shows a total of $823.56 received with expenditures of $670.49, leavin on hand a balance of $153.07, April 30, 1900. Of the receipts $100 was received from the Players’ Club, $30 from church societies, $594 from sub scribers. Mrs. Brice Collard reports for the work room, stating that “it was opened on Jan uary 1,\ 1899, at No. 132 Railroad1 avenue, the Philanthropic Committee of the Wom an’s Club, Mrs. (Brice Collard, chairman, assuming the rent of one floor, and sup plying food and groceries for the women who were sent to work. It was kept open but four months, but In the winter of 1899 and 1900 it was open for six months, the Philanthropic Committee paying part of the rent only. During May, 1900, a sale of the products of the work room was held, which resulted very.satisfactorily, leaving a small balance after paying work room expenses and sale expenses.” Acknowledgment is also made in the workroom report of $75 from the Philan thropic Department of the Woman's Club; $5 from (Mrs. ‘Henry Neise. 'Mr. Robert D. Flemming contributed receipted circular and gas bills. The Penny Provident Fund reports LL. depositors. The committee von printing and publish ing gives an account of addresses deliver ed during the past winter, under the aid auspices, and o'f circulars sent out. Among the “acknowledgements” special mention is made of the generous contribu tion of $10 montly from the “Betty Furst Memorial Relief Fund.” This fund was established by Mr. Myron J. Furst In memory of his wife, who died during the last year, and who was an active friend BABY WENT FOR A WALK. Little three year old Watson Graybrill, of No. 99 Crescent avenue, disappeared from his home early yesterday morning-. His mother was distracted -by her long search for him. The police sent out an alarm and at seven o’clock last night the youngster was found down town. He was claimed later by his parents. He simply said that he had had a long walk and was very, tired when picked up by a “big police man.” Stops the Cough and Works Off the Cold. Laxatifre Bromo-Quinlne Tablets cure a cold intone day. No Cure, No Pay. Price 25 cent*. DEGREE SIGHED. East Jersey Water Com pany’s Plant Formally Transferred to Newark. AGREEMENT RATIFIED YESTERDAY City Gets Canistear and Echo Lake and Company $2,000,000 Of Bonds. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON, Sept. 25, 1900—For a oriel period yesterday afternoon the men’s waiting room at the Clinton street station of the Pennsylvania Railroad was turned Into a Chancery Chamber. In this tem porary court room. Chancellor Mhgie signed the decree which formally trans ferred to the city of Newark the water plant constructed for it by the East Jer sey Water Company at a contract price of $6,000,000. Besides the Chancellor and the usual waiting-room crowd, there were present, when the decree was signed, Vice Chan cellor Reed and Counselors William H. Corbin, E. B. Williamson and Joseph Coult. The agreement which resulted in the decree was1 reached in Newark In the morning, at a conference of lawyers rep resenting the parties at interest. It was decided [o have the agreement put into operation as speedily as possible, and as the dispute between the city and water company had been taken into the Chan cery Court, it was necessary to have the agree me lit embodied' in the decree. Vice Chancellor Reed, to whom the lit igation had been referred, was sitting in Camden yesterday, and the lawyers tele phoned him to that point from Newark, and arranged to have him meet them in this city shortly before five o'clock in the afternoon. It was the intention of the lawyers to take the decree, immediately it was ad vised by Vice Chancellor Reed, back to Elizabeth for the signature of the Chan cellor. But they were more fortunate. Upon arriving in this city, Vice Chan cellor Reed spied Chancellor Magie wait ing for a train to take him to his home at Elizabeth. The 'Chancellor had been attending a conference of the Court of Errors in this city. He consented to await the coming of the counsel. When the lawyers put in an appearance, a clerk from the Chancery office was hastily summoned, with the necessary seals and the formal decree was made in short order. Then the Court arose and proceeded on its way homeward. Under the agreement the city will pay to the company the $2,000,000 still due in bonds. The company will surrender to the city the Canistear Reservoir and Echo Lake. How tli© Agreement Was Made, [Special to “The Jersey City News.’’] NEWARK, Sept. 25, 1900—The lawyers for the city and the company, with offi cials of the corporation, met at Joseph 'Coult’s office shortly after 8 ’clock yes terday morning-. The conferees included, for the city, the lawyers who have been interested for it during the suit, City Counsel Price, former Judge Francis Child, Herbert Boggs, Chandler W. Riker and Cortlandt Parker, Sr. Besides these there were present, Joseph Gault, of this city, and William H. Corbin, of Jersey City, as counsel for the Fast Jersey; Edwin B. Williamson, of Mc Carter, Williamson & McCarter, for the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, and the Morris Canal and Banking Company, who are formal parties as defendants in the action; Henry S. Drinker, of New York, lawyer and vice president of the East Jersey Comapny; J. J. McDevitt, or Paterson, lawyer for the company, and Edwin Le B. Gardiner, comptroller of the company. They remained in session until after 11 o’clock, when the city lawyers went to the office of the Commissioners. The Commissioners hal held themselves ready for a special meting to consider the terms of the setllement as planned' toy the law yers. Mayor Seymour had hen invited to this conference and appeared at once. He re mained about an hour and then left. He had been closeted’ with the other city representatives all the time. When he left 'he appeared to toe angry at something, but he would not state any thing that had occurred. While the city officials were In confer ence the lawyers for the company ap peared at the Commissioners’ office, but were not allowed to enter the conferencef The city officials evidently believe that the terms of settlement are favorable to the city, and they profess not to be able to understand what the ycall th surren der of the company. They appeared highly elated .though Commissioner Gar rison’s statement quoted above seems to be somewhat contradictory. It may have been that the terms of the settlement are not all that the Commis sioners thought them, in Mayor Seymour’s opinion, and that he may have called their attention to some points which may not have been wholly beneficial to the city. Whether this be so or not will not be known until the terms of the proposed settlement are made public.. Mayor Seymour was plainly out of sorts when he returned to the City Hall. When he left the meeting place the Mayor looked flushed and annoyed, but he de clined to say anything in answer to the numerous questions which were fired at him by the reporters. “You will have to get your information from the Commissioners,” he said, “I have nothing to say.” To a reporter who saw him at the Citv Hall the Mayor stated that he had just came from the conference. “What has been done?” asked the re porter. “I am not at liberty to say,” he an swered. “It was a secret session.” “What are they going to do?” “I don’t know. That is for them to de cide. But I propose to know what l am doing before my name goes to anything.” "Was there a disagreement between you and the Board abont the terms of the settlement?” "I can’t say anything about the confer ence, because it was held in secret, and I do not feel at liberty to talk about it.” “Why did you leave the conference so early?” “Because I got through.” “Did the others gee through also?” “I left them there when I came away.” “What were they talking about when you left?” “You must not ask me any more. It was a secret session, as I told you before, and I am not at liberty to say a word about it. You must ask them.” The Executive is said to have stated his belief that matters of such importance to the public as the settlement of the ownership of the water supply should be attended to in public and that the people who have to pay the bills should be per mitted to be present, so that they might know what was being done, and how and by whom their business was done. As the commissioners did not evince any disposition to abandon the plan of hold ing a secret session, the Mayor left, de clining to remain unless th* meeting was open to the public. ■'jVfO uncertainty about our MATCHLESS -L ^ LIGHT—a simple turn of the switch, and you have a flood of clear, steady, uniform light without heat, smoke, smut or smell. We are anxious to supply you with full information as to the slight cost of the “light that lights.” We will take charge of the wiring of your residence or store and give you the privilege of paying the bill in installments. Call at our office any time, or send postal for estimates. Service connections free. Lamp renewals free. The New Jersey If S3 MONTGOMERY STREET, JERSEY CITY, N. J. Offers to the public the privileges of its Safe Deposit Vault 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. ST. PETER’S EUCHRE. It Will Be tie Biggest Event of the Kind Ever Held Here. The euchre and reception, for the bene fit of St. Peter's School fund to be held! at St. Peter’s new hall, York and Van Vorst streets, on Wednesday evening, October 10, promises to eclipse any euchre that has even been given in this county. The committee in charge at first decided to have two hundred tables for the play ers, but the sale of tickets has been so large that it has now ben found necessary to order another one hundred tables' to accommodate the vast number of people who will attend. The prizes wil be the handsmest and most expensive ever dis tributed at a euchre in this city. There wil be one hundred of them. Holden’s orchestra of ten pieces will discourse music between the games, and also furnish the dance miusic after the euchre. A. novelty will be the flash light pictures that will be taken of the dancers at midnight. FIELD DAY POSTPONED. Fourth Will Give Its Exhibition October 3. Colonel Smith last evening Issued these orders for the Fourth Regiment:— Jersey City. September 24, 1900. General Orders1 No. IS: 1.—The assembly of the regiment, for the purpose of Instructions at Gutten berg on Thursday, September 27, 1900, as ordered to General Orders No. 17, is hereby postponed until Wednesday, Octo ber 3. 1900. By 0raecoLoNER SMITH, benj. m. gerardin^ The postponement is made because Governor Voorhees is unable to be present on the earlier date. The Tren ton fair will demand his presence on the day originally set for the field day. Colonel 'Smith hopes that the change of date will not materially affect the per ■eentage of attendance. FIRE BOARD MEETING. Through an error yesterday the. “News” stated that the Fire Commissioners would meet this evening, but the meet ing wil ltake place tomorrow night at 8 o’clock. __ NEW PUBLICATIONS. Frank Leslie’s popular Monthly for Oo+oher. It is the policy of Prank Leslie's Popular Monthly to take its1 cue from what inter ests the public. Our leading article for October, for instance, “The. Reproach of Russia,” gives p dramatic and interesting account of the system of Siberian exile. “China, the Survival of the Unflttest. ’ is the title of a strikingly intelligent arti cle by a man who for ten years has held a confidential position in the Imrerial government of China, and writes from the inside. “The Rare for the Chines? Mar-| ket,” by John Foord. An article in this i number certain to attract widespread at tention. is an autobiographical story, taken from the diary of the lace Rear Admiral John W. Philip, the "hero of the Texas.” Stephen Crane, whose untimely death meant so much to American read ers, has left for us to publish, a story characteristic of hie best work. The title I is “The End of the Battle.” •’Granny.” ' i9 a sweet story of the love of a little child and an old woman, while “A Spoke | in the Wheel” gives a dramatic picture of. courtship and revolution in South Amer- i ica. “A Panther in the Pulpit.” is a reminiscence of a strange and picturesque | adventure, and “The Buffalo Skull,” the j tale of fortune which is yet to be realized. Among the moat beautiful illustrations in the October number ere those reproduced I front photographs taken with very un usual appreciation of nature, by Mr, Clif ton Johnson, to illustrate his article, the “Home of Jeann- D'Arc”: and amo-g ! other attractions in the number we ought not to forget to mention a. most entertain ing account of "The Estufa,” by Miron Hill, the concluding article in Captain R. E. Lee's Recollection-? of his llluatriou* father, and a new installment of "A Has ard of Hearts." I EDUCATIONAL._ HASBROUGK INSTITUTE (INCORPORATED) JERSEY CITY N. J. FORTY - FIFTH YEAR Will Begin September 19. A thoroughly organized school, with separate departments for boys and girls from four to twenty years of age. Small classes and a large faculty insure to every pupil all necessary individual at ! tention. I | The Institute prepares thoroughly for all I the leading colleges, professional schools ! and for business. ■ DEPARTMENTS: Kindergarten, Prim ary, Intermediate, Academic, School of 'Music and School of Art. | ADVISORY BOARD. Hon. GILBERT COLLTNS, LL. D., Chairman WARREN DIXON. SECRETARY Leon Abbett Charles E. Annett Hon. J. D. Bedle David A. Bishop Rev.Cornkuus Brett D. Joel W. Brown George Carragan Dr. Burdette P. Craig ; Joseph A. Dear i J. J- Detwiller I Charles Elkin i Myron J. Furst JOHN B. GREVATT Edward J. Warren Hardenberqh Rev Chari.es Herr D. D. J. E. Hulshizkr Robert M. Jarvis James Luby Flavel McGee SamuelG. Negus Henry E. Niese George F. Perkins Rev. John L. Scudder Rev.E. L. Stoddard, Ph. D. John J. Voorhf.es Dr. George Wilkinson F. C. Young Catalogues and further information on application at the office of Institute, cor. Crescent and Harrieon aves. CHAS. C. STIMETS, Principal. STEVENS SCHOOL, The Academic Department, OP THE STEVENS 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 Se-ptemher. 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. FIVE HONEST WORKERS WANTED by the Colonial Life and Endowment Insurance Company to place their policies, which “beat the world,” in Jersey City. Bayonne, Brooklyn and vicinity: speedy promotion to men of ability and worth; instructor provided. Apply Manager G. M. Nettleship, 43 Montgomery street, Jer sey City; CJ4 Ocean avenue. Greenville, and 66, '66, 67 Jefferson Bldg., Boerura place, Brooklyn. N. Y. HUSTLING YOUNG MAN CAN MAKE $00 per month and expenses. Permanent position. Experience unnecessary. Writ, quick for particulars. Clark & Co., 4th and Locust Sts., Phila.. Pa. IN CHANCERY OF NEW JERSEY. To Mary Craig.— 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 Maurice Craig is petitioner and you are defendant, you are required to appear and piead. answer or de mur to the petition of said petitioner on or before the twenty-second day of August next, or the said petition will be taken as con fessed against you. The »a:d petition is filed against you for an absolute divorce on the ground of adul tery and for such other and further relief in the premises as to said Court shall seem meet. Dated June tlst. Iff#. JOS M. NOONAN, Solicitor of Petitioner, Ml Pavonla Ave.. T --wv City. NiXriCK OF Sb'TTLHMWNT-XtyrrCTD j is hereby given that the account of .lie su*t>»criber guardian of Charles A. Efaeon, minor, will be audited and stated by the Surrogate of the County of Hudson, aid reported for settlement on Friday, the 7.h day of September next. Dated July 30. A. D. 1900. OEOROE O. TENNANT. NOTICE OF SETTLHM ENT—NOTICE is hereby given that the final account of the subscriber, as trustee of the tni«*t fund created by the will of Thomas S. Xegus, deceased, for the benefit of L zz e J. Taylor, will be audited and stated by the Surrogate of the County of Hudson, and reported for ewttlement on Friday, the 7th day of September next. Dated July IS. A. D. 1900. R. W. SHUFEiiDT NEGUS. CORPORATION NOIICE NOTICE^TOCONTBaSSSS Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Street and Water Commissioners, on Tuesday, October 2, 1900, at 2 o’clock P. M., in the Assembly Chamber of the City Hall, for the construction (reconstruction) of SEWER IN FAXit MO C J NT AVENUU, FROM CLIFTON PLACE TO GRAND STREK't', AND IN GRAND STREET FROM FAIR MOUNT AVENUE TO MILL CREEK, in accordance with specifications on file in the office of the Clerk of said Board. Blank forms of bid and agreement of sure ties must be obtained at the office of the Chief Engineer, City Hall, Jersey City. N. J. Payment for work herein advertised for is to be made out of license moneys hereafter to come to hand. ESTIMATE OF QUANTITIES. 100% Standard of Cost. About 2,100 lineal feet of 72-inch steel About 1,640 lineal feet of 40-inch cast iron pipe sewer, per lineal foot. 8.00 About 2,100 iineal feet of 18-inch vitrified pipe sewer, per lineal foot. 1.00 About 500 cubic yards of rock excava tion, per cubic yard. 2.50 About 20 cubic yards of concrete, per cubic yard. 4.00 About 50 cubic yards of brick masonry, per cubic yard. 7.00 About 30 lineal feet of 42-inch brick sewer, per lineal foot. 8.50 About 30 lineal feet of 51-inch brick sewer, per lineal foot. 3 75 About 5,000 feet B. M. flooring, per M feet 18!00 Time allowed for the completion of th« work, 180 working days. Proposals must be enclosed In sealed en velopes, endorsed *’Proposals for Reconstruc tion of Fairmount Avenue Sewer,” directed to “Mr. Jas. S. Nolan, Chairman of the Committee on Streets and Sewers,” and handed to the Clerk of the Board in open meeting when called for in the order of business relating to sealed proposals. The bonds required to be furnished on pro posals (and a possible subsequent contract) are those of some surety company authorized to do business In the State of New Jersey. Bidders must state a single fixed percentage of the hundred per cent, standard above quoted for which they will fprnish all mate rials and do all the work comprehended in specifications, and if final award of contract be made the per cent, so stated will form the basis upon which payment will be made for all Items. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all proposals if it is considered for the best interests of the city so to 'do. The attention of bidders is especially called to Section 7, Chapter 134 of the Laws of 1851, under the terms whereof no contract shall be binding upon the city or become effective or operative until the bonds offered by the con tractor have been approved as to sufficiency by this Board and as to form by the Corpora tion Counsel, the President of this Board hav ing the power to examine the proposed bonds men under oath. By order of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners. GEO. T. BOUTON. Clerk. Dated Jersey City, Sept. 22, 1900. CORPORATION NOTICE. Notice Is hereby given that on the 18th day | of September, 1900, the Commissioners of As I sessment filed in the office of the Clerk of I the Board of Street and Water Commissioners their final assessment map and report for the IMPROVEMENT OF STAGG STREET, j from Hudson Boulevard to Germania avenue, j in accordance with petition previously pre sented to said Board on the 1st day of August, 1899, 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 notice is also given that the following streets or avenues or particular sections there of are included in said assessment, namely:— STAGG STREET, from Hudson Boulevard to Germania avenue. HUDSON BOULEVARD, on the west side from Stagg street to points about 25 feet north and south thereof. GERMANIA AVENUE, from a point about 125 feet north of the centre line of Stagg street to a point about 155 feet south thereof. And that in accordance with the provisions of the Act above cited, the 2d day of Octo ber, 1900, at two 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 objections to the confirmation of said final assessment map and report that may be presented in writing. By order of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners. GEORGE T. BOUTON. Clerk. Dated Jersey City, Sept. 22, 1900. CORPORATION NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that on the ISth day of September, 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 IMPROVEMENT OF SEA VIEW AVENUE, from Ocean avenue to Hudson Boulevard, in accordance with petition previously presented to said Board on the 25th day of April, 1899, 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 notice is also given that the following streets or avenues or particular sections there of are included in said assessment, namely:— SEA VIEW AVENUE, from Hudson Boulevard to Ocean avenue. HUDSON BOULEVARD, on the southeast side from Seaview avenue to points 28.79 feet northeast an<^ 26.47 feet south west thereof. OLD BERGEN ROAD, from Seaview avenue to points about 84 feet north and 61 feet south thereof. OCEAN AVENUE. on the southwest side from Seaview avenue to points about 30.5 feet northeast and 25.71 feet southwest thereof. And that in accordance with the provisions of the Act above cited, 2d day of Octo ber, 1900, at two 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 objections to the confirmation of said final map and report that may be presented in writing. By order of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners. GEO. T. BOUTON. Clerk. Dated Jersey City, Sept. 22. 1900. TO MARY MORAN, WIDOW: MICHAEL. Moran, Mary Moran, his wife; Margaret Moran, widow; Joseph Moran, infant; Charles Moran, infant; Frank Moran, Infant; Maggie Moran, infant; Walter Moran, infant; James Moran, infant; John Moran, Hannan Moran, his wife; Mary Walsh, widow; Annie Boucher, widow; Maggie Glenn, "William Glenn, her husband; Thomas Moran. Sarah Moran, his wife; Eflfte C. Winant, Amelia C. Macomber. Louise C. Van Winkle, Sophie C. Henderson, execu trices under the will of Abraham Collerd, dec’d; John J. Toffey, formerly Sheriff, 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 14th day of April, 1896, The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City purchased for the sum of one hundred and sixty-seven dollars and sixty cents ALL the land and real estate situate in Jersey City. In the County of Hud eon and State of New Jersey, fronting on Germania avenue, which is laid down and designated as lot 233b, In block number 635, upon an assessment map annexed to a report number 39. made by the "Commissioners* of Adjustment" appointed in and for said City by the Circuit Court of the County of Hud son. a certified copy of which report and map was filed in the office of the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 14th day of May. 1895, 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 Act concerning me settlement and col lection of arrearages of us paid taxes, as sessments and water rates or water rents tn cities of this State, ami imposing and levying a tax. assessment And lien In lieu and Instead of such arrearages, and to en force tne payment thereof, and to provide for the sale of lands subjected to future taxation and assessment.'* And the sever-.: supplement* thereto. And von are further notified that yoa appeal* to have aa estate or Interest In said land and real estate, and unless the said land and real estate shall be redeemed, se provided in said gets, before the expiration of six month* from and after the service hereof, a deed for the same wlH be given conveying to The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City, the fee simple of said land and rea! estate, according to the provisions of the said act. Dated Jersey City. N. J., April Bd. IMft. THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF JER SEY CITY. E. norm, [Seal.] Mayor. Attest*. M. J. O'DONNELL. City Clerk. fSsle No 6?49 > NOTTCB TO CREDITORS—ESTATE OF William Pagelow, deceased: Henry Pagelow. administrator of WliHam Page low, deceased. by order of the De*puty ! Surrogate of Hudson County, dated June iS. MOD, hereby elves notice to the credi tors of said decedent to brine in their ■ debts, demands and claims against the estate of saM decedent, under oath or affirmation, within nine months from the date of said order, or they will be forever barred of any action therefor against said administrator. _HENRY PAO.ETXW, NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT—NOTI> ”E is hereby given that the account of the subscriber, as executrix of*the will of Margaret E. Bentley, deceased, will be audited and stated by the Suriogate ci j the County of Hudson, and reported for settlement on Friday, the 7th day of Sep tember next. Dated June at A. D. 1900. ROSALINE H. TOWAR.