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ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. , I LAST EDITION. _., _ • ' --/ ~ ^ • ■ '■ ■r-r:;":'-;-r.r V •■- >;■•' y-ar-y^. ..-I:.-, v- • . ,k . , __ * VOL. Xll—NO 34851 ~~ _ JERSEY^oTtY^ WKDNESDAYT^SEPTFTkBER 26, 1900 .PRIceTonK ~CENtT7^ MATED. Democratic Candidates Chos en at the Primaries to Lead the Party to Victory. VERY LITTLE TROUBLE Big Turn Out Augurs Well for Hudson’s Ma jority. Owing to the fact that Mayor Edward Kenny, of East Newark, was a candidate for the State Senatorial nomination and that Peter Heagney ran for Freeholder in North Hudson against the organization candidates much enthusiasm was mani fested at last night's Democratic prim aries. An unusually large vote was poll ed. The ticket agreed upon by the Execu tive Committee of the County Committee went through with bells -on. Robert S. Hudspeth for State Senator defeated Mayor Keny by a large majority, and John Nolan, whom Heagney op posed for Freeholder had practically a walk over. The returns were not all in up to noon •today. Those sent in indicate that the regular ticket had won by 10 to L These are the successful candidates:— FOR MEMBER OF CONGRESS: Allan Li. McDermott. FOR STATE SENATOR: Robert S. Hudspeth. For Coroner: William N. Parslow, Stephen F. Wyse. FOR MEMBER OF ASSEMBLY: Leon Abbett, Patrick H. Connolly, John A. (Dennin, John J. Fallon, Kiiian V. Lutz, Maurice Marks, Edward J. Rice, Peter Stillwell. George G. Tennant, John H. Vollere, P. Anthony Brock. FOR BOARD OF CHOSEN FREE HOLDERS: James Billington, George W. Caparn, Louis L. Finke, Michael B. 'Holmes, James J. Kelly, Jacob E. W. Kuper, William J. Moran, Johr. F. Nolan, Patrick Nugent. In many of the precincts there were con tests for members of the County Com mittee. In every case the regular candi date was successful. The returns will be sent to Chairman Michael I. Fagan, and the figures will be announce! in a day or two. Mr. Davis said that the unusually large number of votes polled last night indicat ed that the Democrats of the county were much interested in the coming election, and that one of the old time Democratic majodrities may be looked for. The Democratic primaries in the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth wards last even ing passed oft very quietly. There was no contests. The committeemen elected in the downtown wards were:—First. Ber nard Dannon; Fourth, Charles H. Dayton, and Fifth, Francis Dougherty. There was a contest for member of the County Committee from the Third district of the Second ward between Joseph Fee ley, who was after re-election, and Peter J. Kennelly, who wanted to succeed Fee ley. Yesterday Committeemen Kelly, Mur ray and Fealy, to simplify matters, de cided to hold a joint primary of their three precincts, instead of holding sep arate ones. Edward Murphy and John Kent, watchers for Kennelly, protested. They declared that according to primary law, where there is a contest separate precinct primaries must be held. The committeemen paid no attention to them. According to the count, 201 ballots were cast, 145 for Feeley and 56 for Kennelly. Kennelly’s watchers declared that but 95 votes had been cast and said that they would protest to the County Committee. The Second ward committeemen elected last night were:—William Murray, First precinct; Michael D. Kenny, Second pre cinct; Joseph Feeley, Third precinct; An thony D. Connolly, Sixth precinct; Mich ael A. Egan, Seventh precinct; M. J. Cur rie, Eighth precinct. The holdovers are: A. J. Guiton, Fourth precinct; Owen Duf fy, Fifth precinct; John Kenny, Ninth precinct. The primaries In the Sixth, Eighth and Nint h'Ward's, passed off very qiiltely. A great number of votes were cast, which proved beyond a doubt that the Demo crats are taking a decided interest in the local election. There was but one con test in the three precincts. In t'he Seventh Precinct of the Sitx Ward, John H. Mor ris beat John J. Barden for a place in the County Committee. The Committeemen elected were:— SIXTH WARD. Second Precinct—Thomas J. Kelly. Third Precinct—John A. Erickson. Fourth Precinct—Thomas W. Stanton. ■Fifth Precinct—John C. McGovern. Sixth Precinct—Adolph Seilkheimer. SeventhPrecinct—John H. Morris. EIGHTH W'ARD. Third Precinct—Frederick H. Spenge *nan. Fourth Precinct—James C. Clarke. Fifth Precinct—Thomas Fallon. Seventh Precinct—Thomas J. O’Day. Ninth Precinct—Joseph J. Shannon. Ninth Precinct—George G. Sanders. Tenth Precinct—William J. Hulford. NINTH WARD. First Precinct—Herman Rohlfs. Second Precinct—Nicholas Byrnes. Third Precinct—Timothy Burke. Fourth Precinct—A'lansop A. Cable. Sixth Precinct—John J. Dunn. As expected the contest for the position of committeeman was very close, in the First Precinct of the Seventh Ward last night. The race was bet ween Joseph Welch and Frank Daly, the latter win ning by one vote. The scene of the con test was an unoccupied store near the corner of Gates and Ocean avenues. The primary board sat at a table in the far side of the store and wa® protected by a long counter running in front. The bal lot box was a paste board box which once had held plug tobacco and was tied In the middle with a shoe string. When the votes were counted they were transferred to an empty cigar box instei \ of being Strung on a string.. Up in the Twelfth Ward the only con test fo r committeemen was between Deonard Spitznagle and George W. Prigge In the Eighth Precinct. Spitznagle won. The other committeemen elected were:— Michael McNeill. First Precinct; George Brener, Fifth Precinct; TTheodore Schuetzenbaeh, Sixth Precinct; Edward' Brut on, Seventh Precinct. The hold over are:—Thomas Wyberlic, Second Pre cinct; James S. Nolan, Third Precinct; A. F. Bahr, Fourth Precinct. The workers for both contestants were on the jump all evening going around and routing out voters and bringing them to the polls. A crow'd of about seventy five men hung around in front of the polls all evening and occasionally there was a slight argument, but no blows were struck. The polls were closed at nine o’clock to the minute and the count was begun. The whole crowd from outside crowded into the room to listen to tlje result. The store in which the voting was done is rather old and the floor sank about three inches at one time, giving the people quite a scare. Some one explained that there was not rrtuch room between the ground and floor so there was no danger. As the count pro gressed it seemed that all of Welch's friends had come in last, as the tally stood forty-five to fifteen in Welch’s favor at one time, but the Daly tickets had been voted early and were in the bottom of the box and were consequently counted last. When the Daly tickets were read off each one was greeted with a cheer and when the score was tied the excitement was intense. First a Daly and then a Welch ticket would come out of the box, and the last ballot decided the prim ary in favor of Frank Daly by one vote. The totals on the tally sheet showed 54 for Daly and 53 for Welch, which John Welch the inspector of the primary, said there were only 103 ballots in the box. Pande monium reigned for a few minutes until Sergeant McDevItt and two officers clear ed the place of everybody but the primary board and contestants. It was finally de cided to take the ballot box to the Sev enth Ward Democratic Club and have Executive Committeeman Michael I. Fagen decide what was to be done. Th primary board, followed by a large crowd, marched up Ocean avenue to the clubhouse with the ballotbox guarded by one of each faction. The ballot box was found to contain 107 ballots, which tallied with the sheet, so Daly was conceded the nomination. The primary board was com posed of S. Fletcher, Judge; John Welch, Inspector; Joseph Kelly and W. Cranford, clerks. A warm contest was also expected in the Fifth precinct, but everything ran along smoothly and resulted in Edward Whalen receiving 98 votes hgainst Julius Breternitz with 33. BLEW OOT THE GAS Old Fashioned Incident at One of the Hoboken Primaries. ■Hoboken primaries are invariably at tended by one or two exciting incidents. Two fights were slated for last night, both of which were between contestants for membership of the County Commit tee. In one of these the factional dif ferences were intense. This was in the Fifth District of the Fourth Ward, where HenTy J. Snyder, son of ex-Councilman Harry Snyder attempted to defeat Com mitteeman' Patrick J. Caulfield. The ■primary was held in a rear room of a saloon at the southeast corner of Grove and Newark streets. Adherents of each candidate flocked Into the place and ■anxiously awaited the result. It was agreed by both factions that there would be trouble and that each would give the other a square deal, but the agreement was not lived up to. A few minutes before the voting stopped some one In the rear of the saloon blew out a gas light and puffing his breath Into the pipe, put out every light in the place. The crowd yelled and made a rush for the rear room,. Three policemen rushed in and used their clubs vigorously. When the gas was relighted, scarcely a minute later, the Snyder faction had run off with the ballot box and all of the ballots, with the exception of a hand ful which Committeeman Caulfield grab bed in the darkness. Caulfield said that in the handful he got there were three votes for himself to every one for Sny der. Snyder’s followers carried the re mainder of the votes to a saloon across the street and announced that they had counted 178 for their candidate and IS for Snyder. Each candidate Is determined to fight the matter out. There was some opposition In the First district of the Fourth ward between James Clark and Jerry Kennedy. Ken nedy won by a vote of about 3 to 1. IN THE TOWNS. Kenny’s Candidacy Will Make Things Lively. Democratic primaries in all sections of Hudson County were held Monday after noon and last night, to select candidates for Congress. State Senator, Assembly, Freeholders and Coroners. The polls opened at four o'clock and remained open until nine o'clock. There will be several contests- in the West Hudson towns, which will bring out a larger vote than usual. Mayor Kenny, of Bast Newark, is opposing Robert S. Hudspeth for the nomination for State Senator, and he will poll a large vote in ■Harrison, Kearny and Bast (Newark. In Kearny there is a contest in each of the four wards for members of the County Comittee for the ensuing year. It has al ways been difficult to get any one in Kearny to accept a position os member of the County Committee, but this year there are numerous candidates In the field. The candidates have been hustling for over a week among the voters in each ward. In the First ward Denis Dunn, Jr„ and Thomas Brennan contested for the honor. In the Second ward, John Roche and Thomas McGowan made the liveliest kind of a fight and both canvassed the ward. In the Third ward, J. Franklin Crowell and J. W. Griffin are each anxious to represent t-he ward in the committee. In the Fourth ward the battle was waged between James A. Carroll and Percy J. Hall. In Harrison, Edward J. Rice is a candi date for the County Committee in the Sec ond ward, Thomas McMahon in the Third ward and Joseph J. Hanlon in the First district of the Fourth ward. The Har rison candidates have no opposition. DOWN ON TRUSTS. The German American Club Hears Speeches and Booms Hauok. The German-American Bryan and Ste venson Club of Hudson City held a most enthusiastic meeting at Gleichmann's Hall on Monday evening. The organiza tion was formerly known as the Anti Trust Club. -In this campaign it is sup porting Bryan. It was recently admitted to the National Association of Democratic Clubs. Colonel Dean addressed the club Mon day evening, and created a great amount of enthusiasm. The hall was crowded with enthusiastic German-American citi zens. Those present represented pretty thoroughly the political sentiment of the community. Street and Water Commissioner An thony Hauck, who was present, was boomed, through a resolution, as the next Democratic Mayor. He was present and it was plain to be seen that he was among friends. He was called upon for a speech and was received with applause. He asked that the Democrats of the county put forth the same amount of enthusiasm in favor of the county ticket that it will for the National ticket. Vice President John Hirz spoke of the condition of affairs in Providence, R. I., and declared that so far as the laborer is concerned he is much worse off than he was four years ago. Wholesale re ductions of force in even small shops had been made through the machinations of the trusts. Gustav Klingenstein, John Hirz, Paul Brandt, Captain Fred Fuller, Louis Gleichmann and Otto Geist were appoint ed delegates to a convention of German American Democratic Clubs, to be held at Terrace Garden, New York, this even ing. A letter was received from President W. R. Hearst of the National Association of Democratic Clubs, thanking the club for its good work. THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES. Chairman Fry Says They Will Bo Held October 8. Chairman Edward Fry, of the Execu tive Committee of the Republican County Committee, after consulting with the leaders, announced that October 8 had been set aside as the date for the Re publican primaries. Delegates to the Con gressional and county conventions will be selected. The county convention will be held on the evening of October 10 and the Congressional convention at three o’clock of the same da,,. There will be 212 delegates to the Congressional con vention and 201 to the county convention. There are many prominent Republicans spoken of as aspirants for the several nominations. Robert Carey, James B. Vredenburg and George L. Record are among those whose names figure promi nently in the race for the Congressional' nomination. Mr. Carey has also been spoken of to oppose ex-Judge Robert Hudspeth in the Senatorial race. Free holders and Assembly candidates are as plenty as bees about a hor.ey pot, but the leaders have not made up the elate and information is very meagre. Prominent Republicans w'hen asked about the pros pective nominees always ask the in quisitive ones to wait until the conven tions are held. HOBOKEN G. 0. P. HEADQUARTERS Republican headquarters were opened this morning in Odd Fellows’ Hall, Wash ington stret, Hoboken. The campaign in the city will be formally opened with a mass meting at the hall on October 4. Among the speakers scheduled' for the oc casion are Congressman E. J. Foster, of Vermont, and the Bon. D. ‘Fairchild, of New York. EIGHT MEETS TONIGHT. There will be a meeting of the Eighth Ward Democratic Club tonight' at Harri son and Monticello avenues, when plans will be laid for the banner raising next month. _ WAKELEE FOrIeNATQR. Nomination In Bergen County to Succeed Johnson, Now Assistant Postmaster General. rSpecial to “The Jersey City News.”] HAOKBNSAOK, Sept. 26, 1900.—The Re publicans of Bergen county held their county convention in the Hackensack Opera House yesterday afternoon, J. A. Brohel, chairman of the County Executive Committee calling the meeting to order at two o'clock. First Assistant Postmaster-General Wil liam M. Johnson, of Hackensack, pre sided over the convention, after being tendered an ovation and responding with a neat address. Incidentally he said that Bergen county was now in the control of the G. O. P„ and he could see no reason why it should not remain so. Assemblyman Edmund W. Wakelee, of Demurest, who was the leader of the lower House last winter, was nominated Senator to fill the unexpired term of Senator Johnson, who resigned after re ceiving the appointment at Washington. Ex-Assemblyman John M. Bell, of Ruth erford, was rightfully entitled to this nomination, but he lacked votes. The leaders considered Wakelee a stronger candidate, he being more popu lar with the younger element in the county. Editor Joseph H. Tillotson, of the En glewood "Press,'' and Freeholder James Mercer, of 'Lodi, were nominated for As semblymen without opposition to repre sent the east and west side of the county respectively. County Clerk John R. Ramsey was re nominated without opposition. REV. DR. OSBORN FOR CONGRESS. (Special to “The Jersey City News.”) DOVER, Sept. 26, 1900.—Prohibitionists of the Fourth Congressional District held their convention at this place yesterday and nominated the Rev. Dr. William B. Osborn, of Haekettstown, for Congress. Dr. Osborn founded the Camp Meeting Association at Ocean Grove and also an association in Bombay, where he was a missionary for many years. MATTERS OF FACT —New Jersey's best Hour costs 25c. more per barrel than ordinary flour, but worth a dollar extra. Wholesale only at D. E. Cleary Co.'g stores, Greene and Montgom ery streets. F , .. . v . '" V V*' ■ ,, .. '■ V V TOO BUSY TSKUBfc Judge Blair Can’t Hear Applicants for Natur alization. ONLY EIGHT DAYS MORE And There Are Fifteen Hun dred Men Who Want to Vote. Although about 1,500 applications for naturalization stil remain to be consid ered, with only eight court days before the commencement of the prohibitory per iod remaining, Judge Blair announced this morning that there would be no ses sion of the Naturalization Bureau owing to the heavy calendar in the General Ses sions Court. There were in the court room at the time about twenty-five would-be citizens attracted by the published announcement that examinations would be conducted every court day hereafter until October 6. Many of them had made repeated trips to the Court House in the hope of being giv en an opportunity to be examined and naturally all were much disappointed at the announcement. The news of their presence was com municated to Judge Blair and he directed Sergeant-at-Arms Mitchell to conduct a preliminary examination of such appli cants as were present. Deputy Sheriff Frank Hague, who had been requested by City Collector Robert Davis to be present in the interest of the Democratic party during the examinations assisted the Sergeant-at-Arms in question ing applicants. Of the 25 examined up to 12:30 today all but four proved their eligi bility and will receive their final papers. On account of the current rumors that Sergeant-at-Arms Mitchell had asked un fair questions of applicants who were be lieved to be of Democratic proclivities, Judge IBlair had informed City Collector Davis that he would be pleased to have a Democratic representative present at the examinations. Accordingly Deputy Sheriff 'Hague was assigned to this work and remained in Judge Blair’s office dur ing the entire session of the naturalization bureau yesterday afternoon. About fifty applicants in all were ex amined and of this number thirty-five were granted final papers. The others were told to come again when they were better prepared to answer the questions. At the request of Judge Blair, Mr. Hague and Adolph Hankering, of Hoboken, whi was present during a portion of the term, questioned some of the applicants whom the Court thought ineligible. Judge Blair assisted many who, he thought, had sufllcient knowledge to en title them to become citizens but lacked the power of expressing their knowledge. In the case of a Hoboken German, Mr. Lankering was requested to ask some questions. He did so and the candidate proved that he had sufficient knowledge of the country to entitle him to citizen ship. He was passed. An Italian who wore a McKinley but ton, probably thinking from What he had heard that it would act as a substitute for a knowledge of the country to which he desired toswear allegiance, was re jected. Another son of Italy also wear ing a Republican button, was caught reading answers issued -by the court. Judge Blair told him to study them up and come again for examination. An applicant was turned over to Deputy 'Sheriff Hague for examination proved that he had not the slighest knowledge of the country and was rejected. NO SPITE FENCES. Aldermen Pass Resolutions Making Them Impos sible. At last night’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen the resignation of Alderman ICinkhead was received with regret. He has entered the Seminary of the Immacu late Conception at East Orange to study for the priesthood. An ordinance was introduced providing that line fences must not be over seven feet high, except by special permission, and providing a penalty of from $25 to $50 in case such fence is not removed within twenty-four hours after notice to remove it shall have been given by the proper authorities. The Feiganspan Brew'ing Company ask ed that Caleb E. Bennett of No. 612 Grand street be not allowed tif transfer his li cense, as the company had put up $150 of the money required for the license. Building Inspector Kelly’s monthly re port showed that thirty, new building per mits, eleven for extensions, thirty-seven for alterations, and four for raising, mak ing a total of eighty-seven, had been granted. The cost of the improvements is estimated at $121,681. Robert J. Livingston was appointed as a constable for the First ward to All the vacancy caused by the death of Isaac DeVoe Smith. Walter Peckham was ap pointed constable for the Eighth ward in place of George W. Trotter, who failed to qualify. • FATHER AGAINST SON. The Two McDermotts May Appear In Court In a Legal Battle. If by that time Corporation Counsel Alan L. McDermott ihas not resigned' as Jersey City’s leading legal representative to take the seat in Congress made vacant by the death of Congressman Wm. D. Daly, an interesting legal battle with father arrayed against son as counsel may be witnessed at the next term of the Supreme Court. In the case in question Lawyer Walter L. McDermott, the young son of Jersey City’s Corporation Counsel, filed papers with Sheriff R-uempler this morning, as the representative of the Barber Asphalt Company in a suit against the Mayor and Alderman of Jersey City, to recover $38,746.86, the amount for the asphalting of Palisade avenue, from Prospect street to the Paterson Plank Road. MANNERCHOR’S TROLLEY RIDE The Jersey City Maennerchor gave a trolley ride last evening to South Orange. Thre oars were occupied and all had a good time. NO MORE STONES Contractors Must Not Cover the Streets With Build ing Materials. "FOREIGN” PLUMBERS STOPPED Telephone Poles Must Be Re moved From In Front of the New Library. The Board of Street and Water Com missioners met yesterday afternoon and transacted a great deal of business. The Board has received numerous complaints from citizens against the habit of some contractors of dumping paving blocks and other material on sidewalks for street improvements weeks and sometimes months before the commencement of the job. Many contractors do this as soon as they have been conditionally awarded a contract for the improvement. One case was cited where the stones lay on the sidewalk for over three months. The Board requested Chief of Police Murphy to instruct each policeman to prevent this practice unless the contractor has writ ten authority from the Street and Watdr Board. The Board also decided to put a stop to “foreign” plumbers securing from the Health Board permits for making plumb ing extension without reporting the job to the Street and Water Board, thus pre venting making the proper assessment on improvements. The Board of Health was instructed not to issue any permit to any plumber for a job unless he showed that he had been authorized to mak/a the ex tension. A communication was received from Mayor Hoos, asking the Board to heed .the complaint of Henry Feibel and others about the sidewalks of Baldwin avenue being overgrown with grass. The Board accepted from W. E. Preble and others the dedication of a street that forms a continuation of Bentley ave nue, and also one from Delaware avenue to Mallory avenue, between Gautier and Duncan avenues, dedicated by Henry Condict and others. It will be known as Duncan place. The Commissioners of Assessments have been allowed an extension of thirty days in which to file their final map for the opening and widening of Germania ave nue. The Hudson Telephone Companv was ordered to remove two poles which are within the curb line in front of the Free Public Library building. The residents of Lembeck avenue will be notified by Chief Engineer Van Keu ren to move their fences north to the property line. Joseph Doran was appointed inspector of the Van Relpen avenue improvement. George Warenkcy captured the inspector ship in Lienau place. Hearing on the following improvements were held and contractors awarded: Eighteen inch pipe sewer in Claremont avenue, from 880 feet eact of Mallory av enue. Contract awarded to Henry Byrne. Improvement of Harrison avenue, from the Boulevard to West Side avenue. Con tract awarded to the Atlantic Alcatraz Company. Randolph avenue Improvement, from Carteret avenue to Claremont avenue. Contract awarded to E. W. Coulon. Improvement of Orient avenue, from Ocean avenue to Jackson avenue. Con tract awarded to Hilpot & McCabe. Objections were received against the opening and improvement of Fowler ave nue from John W. Warnke, Gustav A. Lutz and the estate of Adam Lutz, the ground of insufficient damages for a barn and1 outbuildings. The Board ad vised an additional $100 for the barn and buildings, and sent the recommendation to the Finance Board for concurrence. The improvement will doubtless be order ed at the next meeting. GOO WHO IS A POLICEMAN His Owner Objects to Paying a License. The Hoboken Board of Health began a few days ago to collect the delinquent dog taxes In the city. Sixty summonses were issued for the delinquent dog owners to appear before the Recorder and explain why they had not paid the licenses. Of these all but sixteen either paid or agreed to pay within a certain time. The others appeared before Acting Re corder James Laverty this morning. When John Klepping of Marshall street, was asked why he did not pay he replied that his dog performed the duties of a po liceman. "He watches my property,” said Klep ping, “just the same as a policeman would do, and I don’t see why he should be taxed.” „ It was suggested in the court room that a police badge be tied on the dog instead of a tag, but the Recorder could not be convinced that the dog was worthy of the distinction. Klepping Anally agreed to pay the license. Others excuses were offered by the de linquents but all promised to settle within a day or two. WITNESS RELEASED ON BAIL Maziotto Had Been in Jail a Week. Lawyer Alex. C. Young, this morning, applied to Judge Blair to admit to 'bail Vincenzo Maziotto, who has been detain ed in the jail as a witness in the case of John and Michael Delmonico, accused of murdering Caesar Rousso, at No. 520 Mon roe street, Hoboken, on September 19 last. When Maziotto was first arrested Re corder Stanton fixed bail in his case at $1,000. This amount. Lawyer Young con tended, was excessive, and Judge Blair fixed the ball at $500. Keutfel & Esser, manufacturers, of Hoboken, became sure ty for Mazzlotto’s appearance when wanted. An Old and Well Tried Remedy Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for children teething should always be used for‘Children whlie teething, it softens the "gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic aad is the beet remedy ter diarrhoea. Twenty »five cents per bottle. , . FOB CLEAN_STBEETS Mayor Hoos Asks Finance Board to Make the Appro priation Immediately. Mayor Hoos this morning addressed the following letter to the Board of Finance relative to the appropriation of funds for sweeping and cleaning of the streets:— “September 26, 1900. ‘'Honorable Board of Finance. “Gentlemen—I mc*?t respectfully request your honorable Board to take immediate action in the matter of appropriating funds whereby the Board of Street and Water Commissioners may be enabled to proceed with the very necessary work of speewing and cleaning our streets. I duly appreciate the numerous difficulties under which you labor, but the matter of clean streets, in: my mind, demands constant attention. It is absolutely necessary for the welfare of our city and the health of our citizens and being of such grave im portance I feel sanguine you will not overlook it. “Very respectfully, “EDWARD HOOS, ‘"Mayor.” It will doubtless receive the considera tion of the City Financiers at this after noon’s meeting. BRYAN IN NEW JERSEY Where He Will Speak During the Two Days He Is Here. The sub-committee of the Democratic State Committee, of which Senator John ston Cornish is chairman, which was ap pointed to prepare a route for "William J. Bryan, will meet on Saturday morning and arrang e the candidate’s itinerary. Mr. Bryan will come to New Jersey on Thursday, October 23, from Delaware. 'His first stop will be at Camden, and it is proposed to hold that morning at Wash ington Park a monster mass meeting at which Mr. Bryan will speak. He will then take a train from Camden for Tren ton and will speak from the rear plat form at Burlington, Bordentown and other large places on the route. On Thursday afternoon he will address the convention of Democratic Clubs, which will be in session at the capital. Immediately after the convention Mr. Bryan will take the train for Jersey City and wil speak briefly from the train at New Brunswivk. In the evening he will addres a large meting either at Jersey City or Newark, which wil be decided on Saturday. The next day, Friday, October 26, it is proposed to send Mr. Bryan up into the Fourth district. He will speak from the ear at the larger stations between Hobo ken and Morristown, and in the afternoon will deliver an address before the Fourth district Democratic Congressional conven tion which will be held in Morristown. That evening he will speak either in Pat erson or Newark. It has ben suggested that a monster out door meting 'be held at some place be twen Newark and Paterson like Nutley and Franklin, which could be easily at tended by the people of both cities. On October 5, David Bennett Hill will speak in Newark before the Sixth Congressional onnvpntinn. Among the callers at the State head quarters today were Harry Paul of Cam den and Judge Richard Kuhl of Hunter don. They were both enthusiastic over the outlook and predicted Mr. Bryan's election. Mr. Kuhl said that ‘Hunterdon could be relied upon to give an increased majority for the Democratic ticket, as there were many citizens, both Democrats and Republicans,'who voted for McKinley four years ago who are going to vote for McKinley this fall. Mr. E. A. S. Man, the Democratic nominee for Congress in the Eighth Dis trict also called at headquarters today. He said that he was in the fight to win an dhe proposed to give Charles N. Fow ler a hard tussle. COAL N0W$6~A TON. Most of the Dealers Have Very Little Left. The smaller dealers on the Heights and those In the Lafayette section, have found it very difficult to secure any coal from the mines, the centre of the big strike. Several had coal in stock, but the fear of a large increase hastened the usual winter orders and consequently the dealers have all but exhausted their sup plies. •Coal was selling for as low as $4.50 a ton previous to the strike, hut now the consumer is paying $G a ton and the price bids fair to go up another notch if the trouble is prolonged. Many dealers have refused to take further orders owing to their inability to secure the article. Not many of the small dealers •have any stock on hand, while the larger firms have enough for a week or ten days. It is not unlikely that the factories will be forced to use soft coal if the trouble lasts. Very little coal is being shipped and what is being mined is either con fiscated by the railroads or the big daalers. The small merchant stands no chance. At the firm of Mackey, Young & Com pany, one of the largest in the city. It was stated vesterday that the firm wag receiving $6 a ton. an increase of $1. This firm has but little coal left. A great many dealers assure their customers that the strike will be of short duration and that matters will assume their normal shape in a very short time. GALVESTON FUND CROWS ■Each of the five members of the Street and Water Board and Clerk George T. Bouton contributed $10 apiece to the local fund for the Galveston sufferers. The Eagle Relief Company contributed $5. The fund up to noon today amounted to $1,311 exclusive of the school children's fund of nearly $1,200, which has already been forwarded. The proeeds of the benefit at the Bon. Ton Theatre amounted to $204. Contribu tions not yet mentioned are:—R. T. Henry, $5; North Baptist Church. $17; Ninth Ward Democratic Club, $5; Eagle I,edge Knights and ladies' of the Goiden Star, $5. V ' ’ YACHT CLUB TO MOVE. Commodore Dennin Says the Lehigh Is In the Way. Commodore John A.Dennin of the Pa vonia Yacht Club, which had Its quart ers on the New York Bay Shore at Com munipaw until fire destroyed the club house, is the authority for the statement that the cluib will be forced to give up its quarters on the Communipaw shore, ■owing to advances made by the Lehigh Valley railroad in that locality. Some years ago the railroad built a trestle ■along the water front, from Black Tom in Greenville to the property of the yaCht club. The trestle ran all the way up to the fence Inclosing the property of the yacht and it was supposed that the railroad was waiting a favorable op portunity to extend its line along the water front to the river, a distance of several miles. The destruction of the yatch club several months ago by fire gave the railroad the opportunity looked for and the trestle Is to be extended across the foot of the club and on to the river. This trestle mars the beauty of the place and places the club at a great disadvantage. “We fear that it will be impossible to do anything with the old site,” said Mr. Dennin yesterday. “The railroad has so eaten up the property surrounding our site that it has been deemed advisable to seek a new home. We have three places in view and al! are located in Bayonne. If we build we will erect a handsome home on the New York Bay shore. There are nearly four hundred members in our club and we cannot afford to lose them. Nothing has been done as yet on the pro ject. It may be started immediately after the winter is past.” The Pavonia Yacht Club was formerly the Jersey City Yacht Club. The club house destroyed by fire was a beautiful one and was handsomely furnished. The loss was nearly $10,000. After the insur ance was settled the club was for going ahead with plans for the erection of a new clubhouse. But after the matter was thought over it was decided to wait. Communipaw as a resort is practically dead. It has become an unsightly locality. At one time it was numbered among the prettiest spots on the shore front. The railroad has monopolized all the property in that locality. The several acres of property that were at one time used as ball grounds have now been cut' up and tracks are lying in all directions crowded with freight. The shore front contains a trestle and the approach to the shore is thus shut off. The Lehigh Valley road Is extending its lines with wonderful rapidity. Since the grade crossing was laid at Communipaw avenue, yards have been built in various parts of the Lafayette and Communipaw sections. The freight lines of this road have been increase twofold'and the entire Communipaw section is covered with tracks and stations. The opening of the freight line to Buffalo has been the means of adding greatly to the traffic and con sequently increased yard roem is essential •to the handling of the vast amount of rolling stock. 'Besides the yacht club, several other firms have transferred their plants to more suitable sites. In time it is probable that this shore will be one mass of docks and piers and that all boat houses and resorts will be abandoned. killedbyTpeanut. Three-Year-Old BoySwallowed One and Died. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] ELIZABETH, Sept. 26, 1900—Myron Fleming, a three year old boy, of this place, is dead as the result of a peanut lodging in one of his lungs. Myron swal lowed the peanut Sunday morning and died Monday evening despite the stren uous efforts of several physicians to save his lift. He was the son of Myron Flem ing, of No. 1,017 Magnolia avenue. Mr. Fleming was eating peanuts Sun day morning and at the same time play-, ing with Myron. The latter begged for some of the nuts, but was told they were not good for him. The boy persnsted, however, and getting near the bag, man aged to grab a handful. Myron imme diately put one of them in his mouth. The father laughed at the child and reached out his hand as if to grab the little one. The youngster jumped back and laughed. In laughing, it is thought, the child swallowed the peanut, which went down its windpipe. The boy was seized with a violent fit of coughing and suffered considerably. Mr. Fleming, in great alarm, summon ed a physician and the latter tried to re lieve the boy. His attempts were futile and an ambulance was summoned and the child was taken to the General Hospital. The doctors there succeeded in alleviating the child's pain, but failed to remove the peanut. The boy was then removed to his home, Myron grew worse Sunday ntcht. Physicians were In consultation at hts bedside for two days, but failed to accom plish anything. HAPPY HOME CLUB'S HOUSEWARMING The Happy Home Social Club opened its new quarters at Harrison and Monticello avenues last night and success attended the housewarming. The clubhouse was filled with members and guests who par ticipated in the festivities. The programme consisted of many songs and plenty of good music. A supper was served at the conclusion of the informal entertainment___ LAFAYETTE TRANSPARENCY. The Executive Committee of the Sixth Ward Democratic Club has decided to erect a transparency tn Lafayette. This will be nlaoed as near the junction of Pacific avenues as possible. FIRE ON THE DUMPS. Fire box No. 236 was pulled for a fire on the railway trestle at Seventh street and Newark avenue, yesterday afternoon. The fire was caused by paper burning on the dumps tn that vicinity. MARRIED BY MAYOR FAGAN. Mayor Fagan of Hoboken, this morn ing. marled John Sehamel, of New York •and Jessie Bayer, of Pater-son. The ceremony was nerformed in the Mayor’s office in the City Hall._ You never read of such cures elsewhere as those accomplished by Hood's Sarsaparilla, did you? It is America's Greatest Medicine. TO KNIFEJERGEN Free Silver Men Declare They Will Oppose Him. HIS NOMINATION A TRICK Opponents Say They Have No Use for a Gold Democrat. [Special to “The Jersey City News/*] SOME RVTLIiE, Sept. 26. 1900-There it much dissatisfaction in Somerset County among the supporters of Colonel Bryan over the nomination of James J. Bergen for Congress by the Democrats of the Third District. The disatisfaction is growing, as the Bryan men are becoming informed as to the methods by which the nomination was made on Saturday. Ber gen was a supporter of Palmer and Buck ner in 1896. Somerset County did not want Mr. Ber gen, his name was hissed when presented in caucus and in convention, and it was only because he had ben agred. upon as the candidate at a prior conference of the leaders of Monmouth and Middlesex that he received the nomination. Monmouth and Middlesex, the latter with a poor enough grace, stood by Bergen, and as a result Somerset had to accept him. In order that no flunk should be mads in carrying out the programme arranged in caucus, the most elaborate precautions were taken. When the chairman called for nominations for Congress, Mr. Daly, who had led the fight for Bergen In the Middle sex caucus, rose to demand that the usual rule be followed, and that the counties be called upon in alphabetical order for nominations. This gave Middlesex first say and Monmouth second, with Somerset trailing on at the end. Middlesex nomi nated Bergen, and Monmouth seconded. Somerset was called upon, and Andrew D. Lane arose. “Somerset has no name to present to this convention,” he announced, witk an air of finality. Colonel C. Meyer Zulick, who was pres ent as a member of the Monmouth dele gation, sprang to his feet. “Do I under stand,” he exclaimed, “that in a conven tion which has, already named James J. Bergen of Somerset, named for the nomi nation, Mr. Bergen's own county has no name to present?” There were half a dozen hisses from the Somerset delegation at Bergen’s name. Lane rose slowly to his feet and addressed the chair. He was ready to “give the whole snap away,” and throw the whole matter before ihe convention for a ne newal of the fight that had been settled iu caucus. The chairman, Oeorge S. Silzer, of New Brunswick, a Bergen ad herent, was equal to the occasion. He failed to see Mr. Lane. leoKin«- dtrect&v over his hetd. and recognizing Nelson Y. Dungan, of this place. Mr. i t plained that Somerset had decked to yield to Monmouth and support Monmouth s candidate, since, by the s' stem of rota tion followed for years pi st, it belonged to Monmouth to name the candidate. He seconded Mr. Bergen’s nomination. Ail of this time Lane was standing. (He made another etfort to secure recognition front the chair, but Mr. Silzer gave the floor te W. H. Scully, of Somerville, who also seconded the nomination of Bergen. Both Dungan and Scully evoked cheers from Monmouth and Middlesex, but their own delegation sat in stony silence. The nominations were closed. A motion was made that the nomination be made by acclamation, and be unanimous. “1 object,” came from a dozen Somerset men. led hv Lane. The vote was called by counties. Mid dlesex gave S4 votts for Bergen. Mon mouth gave 100 votes for Bergen. And tht-n Mr. Lane arose and said:— “Somerset submits and casts her seven ty-eight votes for Bergen.” Bergen was cheered only by the Mon mouth and Middlesex delegations, and not unanimously by them. After the conven tion a number of Somerset men openly de clared thc-ir antagonism to Bergen. “We beat him 1,000 last year. We il make It 1,600 this year,” was the way one of them expressed his sentiments. bane's attitude in the convention was due to his disappointment at failing to receive the nomination, die is a wealthy resident of Neshandc. He was a candidate for the nomination two years ago. This year he was certain of being chosen, and was considered to have the first mortgage on the place until the morning of the convention. His turning down was due to a general belief that it would be wise to nominate a man of well known sound money proclivi ties, in the hope that he would hold the Bryan element and yet secure the support of the Gold Democrats who voted for Mc Kinley four years ago. It begins to look as if the Gold Demo crats, If they are secured at all, will ho secured' at the expense of the rauical ele ment of the party. Cl RCU1T COURT CASES . Thursday, September 27:— Supreme Court cases—-Nos. 116, 119, 80, 49. 127, 134, 136, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 142, 143, 149. Circuit Court cases—Nos. 30?, 169, 173. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 1900—Forecast for thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M-, on Thursday—Tonight and Thursday fair; warmer; winds south to west. Hartaatt’s Thermometrioal Report Sept. 25. Deg. | 3 P. M. 721 6 P. M.72! 9 P. M.6?: 13 midnight.£oj • LiiListSSkih': Sept. 26. Deg. 6 A. M.69 9 A. M.73 l2 noon.79 DIED. COULSON.—On Monday, September 21, 1900, Phoebe A. Bromley, wife of James S. Coulson, aged 30 years. ■Relatives and triends, also member? of ■Eagle Lodge, 'No. 113. K. and L. of the Golden Star, are invited to attend the funeral on Thursday. September 27, at :0 A. M.. from the residence of her brother in-law, Andrew Kirkman, Union, N. Y. THIERY—In this city, on Monday, Sep tember 24. 1900, Su?ie Carlisle, wife Of Augustine Thiery, aged 61 years. Relatives and friends, also member? of Lincoln Circle. No. 3. Ladies of the G. A. R., are invited to attend the funeral service? on Thursday, September 27, at 1:39 P. M., at her late re?idence, No. 518 Pavonia avenue. Heights. WOOD.—On Monday, September 24, 190), Jane F. Wood. Funeral services at late residence. No. 305 Varick ?,reet, on Wednesday, Septem ber 26. at S P. M. Members of Charlotte Chapter, No. 14, O. E. S.; Onward Council, Daughters of Liberty; Star of Truth Lodge, Shepherds of Bethlehem, and Ladies of the G. A. R., are invited to at tend. KELLY.—On Tuesday, September 25, 1900, Nora, beloved daughter of Michael and Ann Kelly, from Cloneaimon, Aba soragh, County Galway, Ireland. Relatives and friend? of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Pat rick Dillon, No. 450 Grand street, on Thursday, September 27, at 9 A. M.; thence to St. Bridget'? R. C. Church, where a solemn mass of requiem will be offered for the happy repose of het soul.