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ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EOITION. YOk XX1.—N0. 3494. __— ==== PR ic¥~ OxF CENP * BRYAN APPLAUSE Plenty of Democrats at a Republican Mass Meeting. SILVER CANDIDATE'S VISIT Will Speak Twice in Jersey City and Perhaps in Hoboken. The second Republican mass meeting to be held in the downtown section of (the city took place last evening at the Taber nacle. A very large audience was pres ent, Republicans and Democrats about equally represented. That there were plenty of Democrats was evident by the applause given every time William Jen nings cBryan’s name was mentioned^by the speaker of the evening, Oscar D. Williams of New York, ex-Consul to Manila. There was lots of money spent for bombs and roekets for the purpose of at tracting a crowd. TSiere were over two hundred women present in the audience. As soon as ail the bembs and rockets had been exploded and the place was well filled the mass mefetang was opened. On the platform were a large number of prominent Republicans. The organ in the background of the platform was literally covered with the portraits of McKinley and Roosevelt. Mr. John A. Walker presided. IHe was given hearty applause as he arose to open the meeting. Mr. Waiker spoke of the prosperity that has been given the people of tbis country for the past four years, and said that if the people wanted it continued they must elect McKinley and Roosevelt. He then Introduced Oscar L. Williams. Seated, on the platform were:—Police Commissioner Thomas Tiiden, John A. Walker, ex-Commissioner Clayland Tildon, ‘ E. W. Kingsland, Colonel John J. Toffey, United States Commissioner Isaac Ro mair.e, John Hopkins, Harry Hill, M. J. Curry. Max T. Rosenberg, Douglas Storey, Sidney Gold, ex-Commissioner Harding, Samuel Dickinson, Edward Miteheil, Prank Higgins and c-x-Judge Pelts. Mr.. Williams spoke of the Philippine * Islands and trusts and roasted the Demo cratic party to the best of his ability. TO SPEAK THREE TIMES. Programme for Bryan’s Visit to This City. There was much activity about the Democratic State Committee headquarter at the Hotel Washington this morning. A corps of clerks were busy sending to 1 el Iparts of the State the literature, wnich has just been received from the National Committee. When William Jennings Bryan visits this city on Thursday, Octo ber 25, he will make two speches, one in St. Peter’s Hall and one in St. Bridget's 'Hall. The project of having him speak somwhere in Hoboken on the same night is also being considered and if possible it will be carried out. Assemblyman Oliver Blackwell, of Hun terdon, was among the callers today. He was very sanguine about the -big majority ■his county wil give to Bryan. Senator Keyes, from Somerset, was very hopeful for the election of James J. Bergen to Congrss in th Third District. SHORT G. 0. P. MEETING The Republican County Committee held the session on record last even ing in Lincoln 'Hall. It met, rushed through a little routine business and ad journed to attend the mass meeting at the ! Tabernacle. Politics were eschewed at j the mc-eting. The names of no candidates were mentioned and it is alleged that the leaders do not even know who will be "it” when the conventions are held next week. The primaries to be held on Monday night were discussed and arrangements for the Congressional and county conven tions planned. The Congressional conven tion takes place at three o’clock Wednes day afternoon and the county convention at eight the same night in Lincoln Hall. Some trouble is expected at the primaries in the wards on the Heights. GRANTS’ CLAM CHOWDER. The arrangement committee of the U. S. Grant Association having in charge the clam chowder to be given by that or ganization at the New York Bay House, Thursday of next week, held a special meeting last night at Ocean and Wilkin son avenues. Reports were received from each mem ber as to the part he was to perform, and after discussing the estimate for the chowder and refreshments the committee decided to submit the same to the mem bers Monday night. There will be sev eral good speakers present and a largo attendance is expected. THE NINTH’S RACES. Chairman Daniel Y. Lewis of the Execu tive Committee of the (Ninth Ward Demo cratic Club is making great preparations for the races to be held on the West Side track next Saturday for the benefit of the club's building fund. Mr. Lewis hopes to raise several hundred dollars in this enterprise. 'He says that there will be a number of good races as a great many horses have been entered. FIRST WARD CLUB’S BALL. -\ The ’First Ward Republican Club will bold its annual ball at Wood's Hall on Thursday evening, October 25. An ener getic committee is hustling to make the affair a great success. In this the com mittee Is backed by every member of the club and its friends who are desirous Aa 014 and Woll Tried Remedy M-. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for cUi.sthdn- teething should uivays ac used for children wni<e >.ee!h!rifi. u softens the gems, ailaye the oaU>. jU'os wind colic and Is the best re n-;ds i^r diarrhoea, Xwro/y-five cents cer bo of making it not only a social success but a political showing of strength. IR1SH-AII8ER1CAN UNION MET. * . The Hudson County Branch of the State Irjsh-Amerlc.m Union met at Hum boldt Hall last night. The hall was crowded to the doors. James A. Hamlil presided. Lengthy speeches were made by Candidates for Freeholder William Moran and Michael B. Holmes. The State headquarters of the Union, at No. 203 Montgomery street, will be open daily from 2 P. M. to 9 P. M. An official will be In charge. JOINT MASS MEETING. There will he a joint mass meeting of the Democrats of the Bixth, Eighth and (Ninth ward.s in Phoenix 'Hall, at Summit avenue and Grand street, as soon as the special committee formulates the plans. The most prominent speakers of the coun ty will he present._ IRISH-AMERICAN QUARTERS. The Irish-American Union has estab lished State Democratic Headquarters at No. 203 Montgomery street, opposite the City Hall. ST. LUCY’S EUCHRE A euchre and reception will be held under the auspices of the Young Men’s Lyceum of St. Lucy’s Parish on the even ing of October 15. NEW TELEGRAPH COMPANY. Association Organized in This City With $5,000,000 Capitol. The Exchange Telegraph Company was organized this morning at No. 60 Grand street by the election of this board of directors:—Louie B. Daily, Clifford Per kins, Evan J. Dudley, Charles H. Bark ley, Kenith K. McLaren, Horace S. Gould, Willard W. Baldwin, Thornton Parker, John J. Billings and Adolphus Snedburg, Jr. These are said not to be the real supporters of the concern, who are (New York and Chicago capitalists. The capital is $5,000,000. The object of the new company, as set forth in the articles of incorporation, ie to acquire by purchase or construction a system of telegraph and telephone wires and -conduits and conduct the business of transporting messages by electrical signs and signals; to transmit and sell market and all kinds of news, operate tickers for news of all kinds and do a messenger service in all parts of tne United States, and to manufacture, lease and sell electrical power. Mr. James B. Vredenbprgh of this city is the counsel of the new concern. HUDSON GROVE CLUB. Organization Will liaise a Demo cratic Banner. The Hudson Grove Democratic Club will raise a transparency at Gautsberg's Hall, Leonard street and Central avenue, to night, at eight P. II., and celebrate the occasion with music, fireworks and speeches. The principal speaker o£ the evening will be Allan L. McDermott. The following clubs will participate in the parade:—First Ward Democratic Club and John Reinhard Association of West Ho boken, Eleventh Ward Democratic Club, Twelfth Ward Democratic Club, German American Democratic Club and Hudson Grove Democratic Club. The captains of the Hudson Grove Democratic Club are:— T. McGuinesa, Wm. Brandt, C. Mew-on, !M. Connors, J. Boldt, F. Gantsberg, J. Blohm, J. Boisson, F. 'Hundt and H. Win ters. CAVEN POINT OUTING. Clnb Will Have Athletic Events Tomorrow. The Caven Point Club will hold its an nual outing tomorrow to Caven Point. The members wil leave the city about ten o’clock in the morning and reach the Point at noon time, when dinner will be served. After dinner there will be the following games for prizes:—Sack race, 5f00 yards dash, 220 yards run, one mile run, pig race and egg and ladle race. One of the features of the outing will be the six round scientific boxing bout between “Johnny” Bell and Michael Malone. There will also be a four round ‘bout be twen John Brown and “Jerry” Murphy, Mr. Joseph Quirk will be referee. ARCTIC CLUB MEETS. The Arctic Club, composed of young voters in the Seventh ward, held a well attended meeting last night at the club rooms, No. 43 Ocean avenue. The chair man urged the members to try and in crease the membership of the organiza tion, that duty having of late been ne glected. The club contains some of Greenville's best amateur performers and entertainers. It was decided to hold a series qf social functions during the winter. Owing to the lack of material several matters of importance were laid over until a future date and only the regular routine business was considered. HURT LOOKING FOR FRIENDS. Edward Murray, thirty-three years old, a cripple, of No. 135 Church street, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., came here yester day to seek some friends. His search was in vain, though he persisted up to midnight last night. Then he started home. When he got to the corner of Railroad avenue and Henderson street he fell and seriously injured his left knee cap. He was found lying on the ground by a policeman and sent to the City Hos pital. UNIDENTIFIED BODIES BURIED. The skeleton of a woman found Thurs day on the New York Bay shore, at Caven Point, by Joseph Farrell, of (No. 32 Kearney avenue, was buried this morn ing at Snake Hill. . The body of a baby ■boy picked up- on the shore at the foot of Phillip street a few days ago was also buried. __ FUNERAL OF A NEWARK MAN HERE. Robert Curtain, 2!) years old, of New ark, died In St. Michael's 'Hospital in- that city after seven weeks of illness of can cer of the throat. He lived in this city formerly and had friends here. His body was brought on from Newark last night and burled from St. Michael's Church this morning. Citizens Want the City to Condemn the Van Horne Site. The Lafayette park project has been slumbering for several months. After the recent demonstration by the people of that section it was generally supposed that the park was an assured thing. Develop ments have proved the contrary. The movement rests at present in the hands of the Street and Water Boa,rd. The difficulty experienced lay in the seemingly exorbitant price demanded for | the most popular site. Abram Van Horne, who owns fifty-two lots bounded by Com munipaw avenue, Van Horne and Lafay ette streets, demanded $50,000 for his prop erty. in addition to this sum the New Jersey Zinc Works asked $7,000 for several lots which adjoined the Van Horne site, and which came in the park site as pro posed by the projectors. Mr. Van Horne is in Europe. He has written home that he would reduce the sum demanded for his property. This of fer, if made officially, may be considered. The $50,000 formaly asked will never be paid by the city. The officials are not particularly anxious to enter into proceedings to have the courts condemn the property, but will wait until the owner comes home, when an agreement may be effected. Pronertv owners of that section say the Van Horne site is worth $40,000. The Zinc Comsaw, in submitting its offer to the city, insert ed a proviso, exempting the comn| iy from any damages that might result from the proximity of its works. At certain times sparks are emitted from the big smoke stacks of the foundry, and great danger lies rn these flying red hot coals. The grass on the lots near the works has been frequently burned by the sparks. Serious injury would doubtless result, and children would be the victims very often. It is safe to presume that the eitv will not bind itself to such an agreement. Sir. A. A. Campbell, one of the main park agitators, visited Mayor Hoos a few days ago to ascertain his position in the matter. Mr. Campbell was assured that the Mayor favored the park and would do what he could to further that project, air. Campbell wants the Street and Wa ter Board to ask the Courts to condemS the property in order to have the matter settled. This park question is more than six years old. It has been agitated con stantly, but unsuccessfully. MARY’S PRECARIOUS POSITION. Detective Finds Her Sleeping On a Roof and Halos Har Into Coart. Detective Daniel Fenton of Hoboken j was'walking along Bloomfield street in j that city at eight o’clock hist night when | i his attention was attracted by a black j | object on the roof of the four-story brick ! tenement at 'Newark and Bloomfield i streets. iHo watched it for a while and ; noticed that it moved. To satisfy his • curiosity he entered the hallway and •• ascended the stairway. When he got out j j on the roof he found a woman lying fast .1 asleep within six. inches of the edge of the ; building. At Police Headquarters the woman said she was Mary Keenan and had no home. She said she went into the tenement to visit a friend whom she supposed lived there. She was unable to find her friend in any of the flats. Upon reaching the top floor she saw the scuttle open, so she climbed out on the roof to take a rest and some fresh air. She was locked up charged with being drunk and disorderly. When the woman was arraigned in the police court this morning Acting Recorder Laverty recognized her as an old offender. Mary admitted that she had been arrested several times before and had served time on Blackwell's Island. She was profuse in her apologies for having been found, asleep and added that she was very sorry that-she had given a big fat detective the trouble of climbing the stairway. The Court sentenced Mary to thirty days iff the countv jail. PASTOR SUES FOR PAY. Ths Rev. I). D. Turner Brings Suit Against Bethel Baptist Church, Judging from the pthers filed with Sheriff Ruempler yesterday in a suit in stituted by the Rev. D. D. Turner against the Bethesda Baptist Chureh, a colored congregation of this city, the reverend gentleman must have had troubles of his own in keeping body and coul together on the compensation received for his ser vices. Although his salary was only $25 a month the Rev. Turner says that since 1S90 he has only received from the con gregation $250.77, or about $1 a week for nearly four years he has been dispensing spirituality at Bethesda. ■His suit is for $585.23, balance due, and the case will be heard before Judge Nevius in the Circuit Court on October 18. Law yer T. A. Spraggins represents the plain-' tiff. UNIQUE DRAMATIC UNION. The Unique Dramatic Society held its regular bi-monthly meeting at the resi dence of the president, W. E. Kuffe, Jr., No. 9 Dick street, last night. The follow ing programme was made up for the next meeting, October 17, at the same place:— Debate, Resolved, That by the re-election of William McKinley the country will .be more benefitted, than if William J. Bryan was elected. Miss Marie 'Messier and W. E. Kuffe, Jr., negative; Miss Car rie Birch and Irene Mason, affirmative; talk on authors by Miss Chandler and W. E. Kuffe, Jr., and a few extempore speaking from other members. It is thought that the club will have another play soon. It is now chosing characters for a “Cuban Flag." LIVE WIRE-FUNERAL MONDAY. Thomas Roach, of No. 218 Twelfth street, thirty years old, was killed at Ridgewood yesterday by grabbing a live electric wire charged with 2,000 volts. He was In the employ of the Western Union Telegraph Company. He was on the ground adjusting some wires when, the live wire fell. Tie picked it up to throw it out of the way. He wil be buried from St. Michael's Church, Monday morning. He has relatives in Chicago. Scrofula In the hloed shows Itself sooner or later In swellings, sores, eruptions. But Hood's Sarsaparilla uerupleteiy euros It. ' . ’ > \ NO APPROPRIATIONS Finance Commissioners Take No Action on Re quest of the Board of Education. STREET AND WATER AWARDS Lot on Bright Street to Be Purchased for Fire Company. The Finance Board met yesterday afternoon. Very little beyond routine business was transacted. An order was ordered drawn upon the City Treasurer in favor of himself for the amount of $1,230 for the purchase of a lot on- Bright street, for the purposes of the Fire Com pany. Bonds bearing four per cent, in terest were also ordered Issued to raise $3,000 supplementary to the appropriation for the cleansing of sewers and basins, said amount to be placed in the next tax levy. Ths Comptroller was authorized to transfer unexpended balances amounting to $7,000.09 to the account of general claims to the pay roll of the Board of Education. The request of the Police Board to be allowed to transfer $900 from the unex pended balance for maintenace of the Gamewell police sign-al system to general claim account of the present fiscal year ■was also granted-. wtrit; uuiereu js>ueu im liic amount of $4,975, ‘hearing 3*4 per cent, in terest to pay for the awards and damages in the scheme to open up and1 widen Me Adoo avenue. The proposition to order a warrant drawn In favor of the City Teasurer in favor of that officer fbr $25,000, such amount to be transferred from liquor license account to account for rebuild ing of School No. 20 was laid over to the next meeting. The' Board of Education asked for an appropriation of $808, to build an addi tional class room to No. 7 School and salary for teacher therefor was asked' for. No action was taken. Nor did the Com missioners take any action upon similar requests for $400 with which to repair boilers for No. 9 School and $4,000 for the fixing up of new class rooms for School No. 19. The request for an appropriation of $995, with which to pay claims of Architect Long and other claims was granted. The following resolutions of the Street and Water Board making awards were concurred in. The awards were:—To Atlantic Alcatraz Company, the contract for improvement of Manhattan avenue, from Central avenue to Sanford place. Cost to residents $16,720; city at large, $3,618; to Hillpot & Co., improvement of Orient avenue, from Ocean to Jackson avenues; cost to residents, $4,325.36; to city at large, $2.30. To Thomas McCabe, contract for im provement of Union street, from West Side avenue to 'Mallory avenue; cost to residents, $4,961.22; city at large, 72 cents. To Atlantic Alcatraz Company, improve ment of Harrison avenue, from Hudson avenue to the Boulevard; cost to resi dents, $7,635.39; to city at large, $10.39. To John McCabe, contract for opening and widening of McAdoo avenue, cost to residents, $9,371.29; to city at large, $394.51. WILL NOT CLOSE THE SCHOOLS. Supt. Snyder Cannot Grant Rev. J. F. Morgan's Request. The Rev. J. Francis Morgan recently ap plied to School Superintendent Snyder to have closed the public schools that were attended by the children of the Junior Christian Endeavorers of the downtown churches on the day they are to furnish the programme for the State Convention of Endeavorers. The Superintendent could not see his way clear to give such an or der because there are many other children in the schools in question who are not to take part in the convention’s exercises. Mr. Morgan has been notified to that ef fect. Mr. Morgan has advised the parents of the children to allow the children to take part in the exercises and send re spectful notes of excuses to the princi pals of the various schools. HOBOKEN ANGLERS. Their Chief Catch Seems to Be Fingers. Hobokenites who spend their leisure hours angling along the river front have a strange faculty of hooking their fingers instead of fish. The accident book at Po lice Headquarters records numerous cases where the city physician has dislodged fish hooks from the fingers of the amateur fishermen. The operation usually occupies only a minute or two but It is very pain ful to the victim. August Roeder, aged thirty-four years old, of No. 135 Adams street, hooked the third finger of his left hand yesterday af ternoon while fishing off the Hamburg dock. He had the hook taken out by Dr. Arl|tz at Police headquarters. Like many of his fellow fishermen a digit was all that Roeder caught. FRESH AIR CLUB’S WALK The Fresh Air Club of the Greenville section, reorganized for the fall and win ter season last evening. About fifteen were present at !,he meeting held at Bost wick and Myrtle avenues. They elected the following officers:—Charles Murphy, President; James Goldman, Vice-Presi dent; Harry Frazier, Secretary; William Dooley, Treasurer. A committee composed of George Car roll and Frank Hennessy was appointed to arrange all outings and entertainments of the club. On Sunday the members will walk to Bergen Point on the Boulevard, weather permitting. CITY NEWS NOTES. John Cushing, twenty-seven years old, of No. 44ti West Twenty-seventh street, : York City, employed as a driver for I Hoboken’s Model Boy Pre-' vented a Theft and Almost Got Lynched In Con sequence. Had he not had a good strong voice James McCormick, an eleven year old boy would have probably met his fate last night dangling at the end of a rope, and Hoboken would have added a lynching to its sensational pages. In the meadow district where Jimmy lives the residents all speak of him as a good .boy. He would aot even throw a stone, they say, with put telling his mother about it and his committing any crime to warrant hang ing was never though of. It was his goodness alone which caused1 the trouble fast night and It all came about because he attempted to prevent the theft of a goat. A gang of young toughs assembled In *he meadow district and decided to steal a billy goat owned by John Cavanagh, Who lives in Madison street, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets. They secured a rope, a trifle thicker than a clothesline, and, making a noose in one end started for the stable. Jimmie heara the plot whispered about. He told Mr. Cavanagh about it and the plot was frustrated. When the would-be goat thieves learned that their expedition had ‘been exposed they were angry. They went looking for Jimmie. He had gone home so they waited in the street for him. Jimmie came out of. his home half an hour later. The gang made a rush for him and one of them slipped the noose, that was intended for the goat, around Jimmie’s neck. . "Let’s hang him,’’ shouted one and a dozen got hold of the rope and started off on a run dragging their captive be hind them. Here’s where Jimmie’s voice came into service. Although the rope nearly choked him at times he managed to arouse the entire neighborhood with his screams. Men and women went to his rescue, but the ruffians had by this time dragged him three blocks. When they saw the rescu ing party gaining upon them they dropped the rope and made their escape by run ning through the marsh towards the rail road tracks. Jimmie stood with the noose around his neck as his captors had left him. He was scared clean through and afterwards he became hysterical. His rescuers took the rope off his neck and escorted him home In safety. While the excitement was highest word was received at the Willow avenue police station that a boy was heing lynched. Captain Fanning despatched three police men to the scene, but by the time they arrived Jimmie had been rescued. TOOK THE WRONG OVERCOAT. The Mistake Cost Hammil an Ar rest Bat That’s A13, Henry 'Hammil, twenty-eight years old, a butcher, of No. 142 Pavonia avenue, was arrested last night by Detective Lee on complaint of John Hains, a guest at the house, on a charge of petit larceny. Hains called at the First precinct police station at nine o'clock last evening and said his overcoat had been stolen. He gave the description of a man he sus pected. •Lee went in search of the than described and arrested Hammil. He admitted .tak ing the overcoat, but said he believed it was his. He was paroled by Police Jus tice Hoos when the excellence of his former record was shown and his honesty attested by several reputable citizens. NEW B. & L ORGANIZED. A new building and loan association was started Thursday evening at No. 397 West Side avenue. Over one hundred persons signed the membership roll and subscribed for shares. That section of the city is rapidly improving in value, owing to the building of many houses, the paving of streets and the laying of new streets. Mr. Joseph T. McCoobery was elected temporary chairman and Mr. Thomas J. Carroll, temporary secretary. Commit- ; tees on by-laws and on books, stationery and supplies were appointed and instruct ed to make complete reports at the next meeting, at which permanent officers will be elected. The next meeting will be held at No. 397 West Side avenue, Thursday, October 11, at 8 P. M. ROBBED A FEEBLE OLD MAN. Wiliam Powers, a feeble old man of seventy years was complainant before Acting Recorder Laverty In Hoboken this morning against John Gormerly, who -oc cupies the top floor of the tenement at No. SOS Court streeft. Powers lives alone on the second floor. He alegede that dur ing his absence yesterday Germ-ley and his wife descended to his apartments and carted off all his bedding and numerous other articles. When arrested- Gormley wore a pair of shoes belonging to the complainant. He was held far the Grand Jury on a Charge of petty larceny. FELL WITH HOT COFFEE. Annie Ande, thirty years old, of No. 317 Henderson street, recently emerged from the City Hospital, after a siege of serious illness. She was still weak when she left her home yesterday to carry a can of hot coffee to her husband-, at his store, No. 331 Henderson street. Her foot caught In her dress and she fell to the pave ment. The hot splashing coffee scalded her face and injured her left eye. Her right arm was also scalded. She was taken home by Policeman Blackshaw. FELL INTO SHIP’S HOLD. Patrick Curran, forty years o-ld, St No. 3S6 Hicks street, Brooklyn, a laborer em ployed on the steamship Specialist, lying at the foot of Sussex street, fell down into the hold of the ship yesterday after noon and sustained a painful Injury of the left leg. He was taken to St. Fran cis' Hospital. NATTERS OE FACT —New Jersey's best flour costs 25c. more per barrel than ordinary flour, but worth a dollar exfra. Wholesale only at D. E. erg's? Co.'s stores, Greene and Montgom His Moral Imbecility Disap pears as Soon as the Ver dict Is Rendered. The moral imbecility of John Garra brandt, the nineteen-year-old murderer, vanished immediately after the jury in the Court of Oyer and Terminer on Thurs day night pronounced him guilty of mur der in the second degree for the killing of fifteen-year-old Henry Maass. To say that he was jubilant over the re sult of the trial would be putting it mild ly, and those medical experts who testi fied at the trial that the young murderer was totally lacking in appreciation of his position would have changed their minds if they had seen him after his return to the jail Thursday night or during his mother’s visit to him there yesterday. To Warden Sullivan Garrabrandt said that he intended to be a good boy during his confinement hi State Prison. ‘‘I will win the confidence of the keepers,” he said, “and no one will think I am the Johnnie Garrabrant of old.” He greeted his m°ther most affectionately when she called to see him yesterday morning. To ' her he repeated the promise of his inten- I tion to be a good boy. Lawyer Alex. Simpson, whose masterly defence did much to save the young mur derer’s neck from th hangman’s noose, was the idol of both mother and son-. Neither could say too much for the bright young lawyer who hadt taken charge of the almost hopeless case without expecta tion of compensation and had stopped at neither trouble nor expense when he thought anything would benefit his client’s case. * Garrabrandt knows that the maximum penalty under his conviction Is thirty years in State Prison. He does not think, however, that the Court will be as se vere as that. He will probably be sentenced on Thurs day next, and the prevalent impression is that he will receive the maximum pen alty. BRAKEMAN J-ATALLY KURT Thrown From Top of a Train at a Curve. Frank Williamson, forty-four years old, a braki^ian employed on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, is lying in St. Mary’s Hospital, Hoboken, suffering from severe injuries which he sustained by falling from a freight train while pass ing through Pompton, N. J., at 9 o’clock last night. The train, which was a fast freight, was turning a sharp curve at the time the accident happened. Williamson was standing on the top of one of the cars. He lost his balance as the train struck the curve and he was thrown off, He was picked up, bleeding, by his fellow trainmen and taken to Hoboken. Phy sicians at the hospital said last night that his injuries -would probably prove fatal. Williamson has a family living in Gar den street, Hoboken. FOR GALVESTON’S SUFFERERS. Merry Elks and Manager Hender son’s Entertainment. Tomorrow night Jersey City Lodge, No. 214, B. P. O. Elks, and Frank E. Hender son are to give a big benefit performance at the Academy of Music for the Gal veston sufferers. The arrangements and programme are fully equal to those that have made the successes of past entertain ments by the lodge. The newest novel ties in mechanical and electrical effects are to form a conspicuous feature of the affair. The numbers on the bill include the popular Elks’ Minstrels and an olio of unusual attractiveness. New songs to be sung by the chorus and soloists and orchestral music will form the most im portant part of the entertainment. In the Elks Minstrels the circle will in clude many of the most generally known and popular men, in the county. In the middle Walter Smith will be seen in the role of conversationalist. Webb and Moody are to be the principal end men. They have prepared a new crop of jokes, calculated to make their hearers forget their troubles. Between the delivery of the choice funny things from funnyviile the chorus will sing a medley of the most popular songs. Those who like rag time will be satisfied, and the lovers of the higher class music will also be pleas ed. Phil Heck has a new song that is promised as a surprise. Harry Morgan will sing "King of the Winds,” by Ar thur Trevelyn, the author of the “Run away Girl.” Charles Smith has selected "Mandy Lee,” and Webb will use "I Love Nobody but You Babe.” His partner, Moody, will sing “Ring Off. Coon.” These singers -will be assisted by a quartette. In the olio are to be Dorsey and Trado, cake walk specialists; George Thompson's “negro business,” will follow and there will be Kelly and Adams, of the Clark Royal Burlesque Company, in a new skit. Marion Winchester, of the “Wine and Woman” aggregation, will show her danc ing specialty that has made a big hit on the road. The club swinging act of the Derenda Brothers will also have an in ning. Colston and Starr of the Royal Buriesquers will do their black face turn. The time has been so arranged that the curtain will be down by 11 o’clock. Trie advance sale of tickets guarantees the success of the affair already. IqbpBSL LETTER HEADS. ^ BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. ENVELOPES. I O' CIRCULARS. __ W BRIEFS. IMPHLETS. PROGRAM® TO DRAIN MEADOWS. Engineer Vermeule's Plan, Which Won the First Prize. DYKING AND PUMPING SYSTEM1 - The Cost 13 $300 and Maintenance $10. an Acre Per Annum. [Special to "The Jersey City News."] NEWARK, Oct. 6. 1300.—Only two of the three prize winners in the competition for plans for meadow reclamation -within the limits of the city, of Newark, were an nounced at the meeting of the Board of Works Thursday. The sealed envelope containing the name of the author of the third prize plan, entitled to tm, was not opeired, because the judges had declared in favor of 13 X, and there was no such envelope. There were, however, two en velopes, marked No. 13 A and No. 13, re spectively. Because of inquiries made by IHarriaon R. Van Duyne, a son of Har rison Van Duyne, former president of the Board Of Works, it Is now known that the envelope marked 13 A bears within it his name. The Board decided not to open the third prize plan sealed envelope until the judges had an opportunity to straighten out the min f for C* C. Vermeuie; whose plans were known ' to the judges as 'No. 999, carried off the i first pribe—$500. Hr. Vermeule is chief engineer of the New Jersey Land Recla- 1 motion and Improvement Company. He j has made several interesting addresses i before the Board of Trade on the subject of meadow reclamation. The United Company, engineers and contractors, of No. 13 Park Row, New York City, won the second prize, $300. The plan was numbered 13-21. The letter Iden tifying the author bore the signature of the company's president. After the sig nature had been carefully scrutinized by at least a dozen pairs of eyes, the consen sus of opinion was that "It looked like D. Hough.” At any rate it was the president of the company who had prepared plan No. 13-21. The letter setting forth this fact, credited him with the development of the proposal made by the National Contract Company to the Drainage Commission of New Orleans, which secured the work, in that city. Re is also represented as the designer of the electrical power plant for the Brooklyn navy yard. Mr. Van Duyne, author of plan No. ISA, today said that the plans were received by the Board of Works when his father was president of that body. “My father,” he explained, "noticed that two of them and two sealed en velopes were marked No. 13. He there fore added an A to my plan and envelope. It is possible the judges mistook the A for an X. It would seem reasonable to in fer tha£ because there was no mark after the number in the other plan and accom panying envelope.” The judges were R. G. Salomon, repre senting the Board of Trade, which of fered the prizes, and W. H. Luster, Jr., epresenting the Board of Works. Mr. Salomon is the chairman of the former Board's Committee on Meadow Reclama tion. His associates on that committee are:—C. C. Vermeule, winner of the first prize: George W. Keteham, E. L. Price, Halsey T. Tichenor, Wilbur Doremus! George D. DeVore, C. Melville Borrie and P. Sandford Ross. At the Board of Works meeting a mo tion was adopted providing ‘‘that^dl re ports accompanying maps relating to the Newark meadow reclamation be placed on file in the office of the engineer of the Stret and Sewr Dpartments, as the same | hav become the property of the city in accordance with the conditions contained In the advertisement for proposals for said meadow reclamation.” Not only the railroad lines as they exist at present, but also the awful unsanitary condition along the tide marsh border, due to overflowed sewage an dottier ac cumulations, are taken into account by i the first prize plan. In explanation of | this plan the winner says:— At tne southermost limit of the city, namely, at the mouth of Bound Creek. ! the water front is now only one mile from j a navigable channel, which up to that ! ■point has nowhere less than eighteen-and j one-half feet of water at mean low tide I and over twenty-five feet at high tide; consequently, if the bulkhead line should be extended out 1,000 feet from the shore line and then piers 1,000 feet in length should be constructed beyond that limit, a very moderate amount of dredging would moke it immediately possible for ocean steamers to discharge their cargoes on your docks. From this point up the bay and river you have at present a ten *foot channel at mean low tide along your entire water fronts * • • and the im provement of all that part lying below the Newark and New York Railroad to a depth of twenty-one feet at mean law water is entirely feasible, and if the im provement of the meadows Is carried out it may be considered highly probable that this work will be done. “This being the case, the earliest im provements of magnitude are likeiy to be located along the water front, and next to this will come the occupation of the belt of land lying near the railroad lines, but such improvements cannot be expected until we have rendered sanitary and wholesome the tract of meadow Iapd which now separates these points from the city itself." The engineer estimated that it would take 40,000,000 cubic yards of earth to fill the meadows, and that 1.000 acres of land would have to be excavated to a depth of twenty-four feet. The cost of this, he says, would be $10,000,000, at least. He concludes, therefore, that diking and pumping is the only practicable plan that can be utilized. Into seven drainage districts the mead ows are divided by his plan. On Haskv Creek he would establish a pumping sta tion to serve three of these districts. Haskv Creek Is close to the river hank, Newark, and New'York Railroad. At the point where the Peddle ditch and the Cen tral Railroad's Elizabeth branch cross the engineer would erect another pump ing station to serve the other four dis tricts. Continuing, the engineer says:— “The main dike will extend from th$ fast land near Lister’s chemical works* nearly parallel to the shore, and from 15t to 250 feet back from the river bank* down to the Morris Canal; thence back along! the northerly bank of the canal to thg upland; thence it will follow the opposite bank of the canal to a point near the easfl erly line of Avenue R, and thence follow* ing a line just east of Avenue R to Me* Gregor avenue, just south of the Newark and New York Railroad, “From the point the dike wil extend southerly in a line generally parallel with the river an bay shore to the northerly bank of Peddle street canal. It will then follow the bank of the canal north to thg bay shore, nad then it will follow the bay shore and the northerly bank of Round Creek, it Is Intended that this main tide bank shall form a continuance lino of di vision, excluding the exterior waters of the river and bay from the interior lower ed waters of the tide marshes.” The area drained by the Haskey Creek pumping station is ntirely separated irpm the lower area drained by the Peddle street pumping station, by a cross bank from the Legigh Valley Railroad and the easterly side of the Riizabethport Branch Railroad. - Into Bound Creek the engineer purposes to divert the storm water and sewagg now drained into the Peddle stret ditch from $1,735 acres. The point of diversion is to be about 1,500 fet east of the Penn sylvania Railroad. Up both sides of this new channel the main dike is to be car ried up. Through an inverted siphon tha area cut off by this work will be drained. Between the pumping station and Wheeler Creek the Peddie Canal will be used as a drainage ditch, and that por tion from the pumping station to the bay will be enlarged to a width of sixty feet and a depth of twelve feet, as an' out fall from th§ pumping station. 10 sult the conditions of the subsoil the construction of the dikes will be varied. The tops of the dikes will be live feet above mean high. tide. This will toe ample, as the dikes will not be ex-: posed to serious wave action. The di mensions will be eight feet wide at the top, with side slopes of one vertical foot to one and one-half horizontal. The slopes will be turfed from the meadows. Where the meadow Is firm and imper vious a trench two feet deep will be dug and filled with clay, carefully puddled, and the interior of the bank of selected materials in layers of six Inches, and carefully rolled. The remainder of the bank will be of meadow earth, rolled in layers. Where the subsoil Is less impervious the trench will be six feet or more, and street piling of two inch planks will be driven in a double line, breaking joints and extending through the underlying material. Where unusually bad conditions prevail the trench will be as deep as necessary, and the planks will be four feet apart, and will be filled by clay puddle. Where the dike crosses the larger creeks, concrete dams will he built. In designing the pumping stations the flow of seepage through the dykes or wa ter in the ground is estimated at 20,000,000 gallons per hour for each lineal foot of dikes. The sluice gate's at the pumping stations will carry off 900 cubic feet hour ly for each acre drained. A system of drains will be used to re main open at first, but which may be con verted into closed storm watt^ sewers. All sewerage is to be excluded from these ditches, in which case they may remain open. These drains are to be located in the middle of projected blocks. Lateral drains will be run through streets. These are to be replaced by pipe drains when strets are opened. At the pumping sta tions the water from these drains will be ten feet below the diver level. There would be taken care of In the drainage districts 3,666 acres of meadow land and 1,763 acres of upland. The length of the external dike will be 71,000 feet. It is estimated that the Hasgy Creek station will have a capacity at 1.500,000 cubic feet per hour, that of the Peddle station 4,780,000. The latter station will have a plant of 2,400 horse power, but only 100 horse power will be necessary most of the time. The iHasky Creek sta tion plant will be equipped with 810 horas power, the average work to be don* re quiting only GO horse power. In case of storm or other emergency the reserve power will be required. The plan provides for the use of gas engines to do the pumping, the engines to use producer gas, which will be made all the time to be used only when needed. The storage capacities of the Peddle street and Hasky Creek' holders will be 50,000 and 20,000 cubic feet respectively. The plan's sanitary features Include the building of the sewers in such a way as to make the disposal of them in the lower bay below New York Narrows. To dis charge sewage into the main pipe the engineer proposes to utilize electric pumping stations. The power, he point* out, can be generated at auxiliary su ite. The cost of draining the meadows 1* placed at about $300 an acre, and main tenance at $10 an acre per annum. This includes the cost of dikes, ditches, bridges, roads, railroads and pumping plants. The claims made by Engineer Vermeula are that:— First—The whole district will bo brought into sanitary condition at one* and at a cost that is not prohibitive. Second—It will adapt all parts of tha meadows for the best commercial, manu facturing or residence purposes at once. Third—It will provide a better outfall for storm water from the built up parts of the Tenth and Twelfth wards than they, have at present. Fourth—It will connect the Newark Bay water front with the city and remove the nuisances and lack of accessibility which now prevent improvement of the frontage. Fifth—It is not experimental. Sixth—The proposed pumping plant is the only one to give high economy with prompt availability in case of sudden storm. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK. Oct. 6, 1900.—Forecast for thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. on Sunday:—Generally fair tonight and Sunday; light to fresh southeast winds. Hartanil’s Th“"m<vmntrleal Report October 5. Deg. 3 P. M.7ft 6 P. M. 73 9 P. M.70 12 midnight.£S October 6. Dec. 6 A. M...?} 9 A. M. 79 12 noon...71 DEED. WATjjrSLET.—In this city, on Friday. October 5. 1SW0. John E„ eon of the •late Edward and Rachel J. 'VValmsley, aged 23 years. Relatives and friends, also the members of Plymouth Council, No. 221, Jr. O. IT. A. if., and Acacia Council, No. 1,(501. R. A., arc Invited to attend the funeral services at his late residence, No. 22*5 Fifth street, on Srunday, October 7, at 4 P. at. Interment at 'North Branch, N. J.