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OFFICE No. 251 Washington street.
Telephone Call. Jersey City. 2?L
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.*.
This paper is Democratic in principles
md is independent in its vitics on all local
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
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.
"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*.
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
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.
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.
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j Fourth Regiment Officers
Dine the Winning
Speeches Made by Col. Smith,
Capt. Springsted, Gen.
Spencer and Gen.
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
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
“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.
Monies Received and Work
Done Prior to April
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
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.
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
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
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East Jersey Water Com
pany’s Plant Formally
Transferred to Newark.
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
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
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
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
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
“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
"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
“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
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.
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.
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.
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. __
Frank Leslie’s popular Monthly for
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."
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.
| 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.
Hon. GILBERT COLLTNS, LL. D., Chairman
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
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.
The Academic Department,
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.
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.
$00 per month and expenses. Permanent
position. Experience unnecessary. Writ,
quick for particulars. Clark & Co., 4th
and Locust Sts., Phila.. Pa.
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
Dated June tlst. Iff#.
Solicitor of Petitioner,
Ml Pavonla Ave..
T --wv City.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Dated Jersey City, Sept. 22, 1900.
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
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:—
from Hudson Boulevard to Germania avenue.
on the west side from Stagg street to points
about 25 feet north and south thereof.
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
Dated Jersey City, Sept. 22, 1900.
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
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:—
from Hudson Boulevard to Ocean avenue.
on the southeast side from Seaview avenue to
points 28.79 feet northeast an<^ 26.47 feet south
west thereof.
from Seaview avenue to points about 84 feet
north and 61 feet south thereof.
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
By order of the Board of Street and Water
Dated Jersey City, Sept. 22. 1900.
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.
E. norm,
[Seal.] Mayor.
Attest*. M. J. O'DONNELL.
City Clerk.
fSsle No 6?49 >
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
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.

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