Newspaper Page Text
•'''' 5W; ^PP' ONE CENT
^YOK X1I-NO. 3502T" JERSEY CITY, TUESDAY. OCTOBER 16, 1900~ PE ICE O V F r RTSTT^ DAVIS’S PLAIN TALK Democratic Leader Says Committeemen Must Hustle for the Ticket. Candidates Are the Regular Nominees and Must Be Supported as Such. NO INDICTED MEN NAMED All the Nominees Have Clean Records and Differ Therein From the G. O. P. Ones. Leader Davis is incensed at the atti tude of certain Democratic County Com- ! mitteeruen toward the local ticket, or, j more properly, certain candidates. This j morning he had this to say:— “It has reached me that some of our | best committeemen are doing a little toasting. For the sake of argument, we will say that Allan L. McDermott, Robert Hudspeth and some of the Freeholder candidates are the targets. I know no 1 harm is meant, but harm is done unwit- : tmgly. The gentlemen should all bear in ■ mind that these candidates are the regu- j lar nominees of the party. That should • lx u.._: s sufficient to secure them the loyal support of every loyal Democrat, j Now if a voter assails any of our candi- | dates it is the duty of devery committee- ■ man at least to help those candidates. He j should find out what objection is made j and then reason it out with the voter, dis- j abuse his mind and get him to get in line j for all our candidates. That is the way i to pile up a big majority. It canot be j done in any other way. “Just let me tell you that our candi- ; dace**, ara good ones. The ticket, from jtoai ■to bottom, is a good one, and I do not hesitate to characterize it as one of the best we have ever named. That being the i case all Democrats should give it the same support that they would expect j from Democrats if they were a candidate ■ ■themselves and depending upon the ener- ! gies of their friends. Our candidates are I good men, and they will stand by us. It } we want or need favors they may ggive them to us. We certainly can expect no leniency from our enemies. Favors must come from our own camp. “The Republicans have named Mr, Van Winkle against Mr. McDermott. The young gentleman is agreeable socially. Rut he is a Republican, and a machine Republican at that. Consequently we want none of him, and he should not get the vote of a Democrat. If we can get votes from him that is our business—that is our plain duty.” Mr. Davis’s remarks were the result of frequent reports made to him that Mr. McDermott and Mr. Hudspeth were not being loyally supported. The names of the offending committeemen are known to Leader Davis and he has sent for them. After he interviews them all room for complaint will doubtless be removed. Leader Davis also had something to say about the Freeholder nominees. This is what it was:— "Our Freeholder ticket is a good one and not a word can be said against our candi dates. But the Republicans have had the temerity to nominate some choice hot house beauties. The names of Edwin Cadmus and Edward Sergeant are there. Some afternoon look up their records. And I am confident that if the information obtained is used judiciously there will be votes by the score for the good, clean men we have named. “In the Republican Freeholder list I also find the name of William H. Lange. You must all know Lange. The people must know him. He is the ex-inspector of police. ‘‘He Is a pensioner of the city and now Beks an elective office which has a salary attached. “1 have also heard his name connected ■with one Vaughn. Vaughn, I believe, runs some kind of a slot machine game, and if I am not very much mistaken the gentleman enjoys what some people have in time gone by referred to as police pro tection. The story goes that Vaughn’s machines are not touched, while all other operators have their machines confiscated by the police. Where Candidate Lange figures in al this I don’t know, but people will talk. ’’So far as the Republican Assembly ticket is concerned, I can say nothing. I do not know the men, nor does anyone else that I come in contact with. Their’s an easy ticket to beat, and we should bury their candidate good and dep. Bury all animosities and work early and late lor the success of our ticket." “Mark Fagan has been named for Sena tor Well, I haven’t much to say about him but he is not to he contrasted for a moment vcith our candidate for Senator, Robert Hudspeth. You will all doubtless remember that he was In the Board of Freeholders. What may be expected from him can be gathered from looking over his record while he was a county official. Let me tell you. however, that if our party had named men for public office who had the experience with the Grand Jury sev eral of the Republicans have had the •Evening Journal’ would denounce us in teters six inches long. But that is not our fault. What we want is victory, and it will be ours if good old time work is Mr. Davis has reference to the fact that Borne of the gentlement who have been renominated by the Republicans have been indicted for malfeasance in office. Tlie Dpmocratic party has renominated none who have incurred this reproach. Taking up another branch of political work Mr. Davie said "It pleases me, of course, to see our workers hustling. Our party is made up of hustlers. We want no dead ones in our camp. But this year I think some of the gentlemen are misdirecting their energies. For instance, the entire county f* bring deluged with banners and trans parencies of Bryan and Stevenson and the local ticket. That is a good »ign. It shows some one is working, but let me tell you once and for all banners and transparencies do not get votes. Clubs and club members are out with subscrip tion lists to an alarming extent for this purpose. I do not want to offend anyone, but I would suggest, that instead of spend ing all this money in this unnecessary way that ihe several committeemen and clubs retain it and instead of unfurling banners use the money to canvass pre cincts and get out the vote. We will need money to defray election, expenses when banners cease to be even picturesque or indicative of the feeling of the populace. So let ‘lead piping’ for banners cease. We need the money. I hope I have been un derstood.” In conclusion Leader Davis predicted a victory for the local ticket by 8,000 or more. _ AGAIN REVISED. Mr. Bryan’s Itinerary Amended So That MoreS peeches Can Be Made. The Committee having chagre of Mr. Bryan to -this State held a meting this morning at the State Committee head quarters and revised the itinery of Mr. Brynn when he visits this State. Some important changes were made in the schedule. Mr. Bryan will travel in a special train which will make stops sub ject to the plans of the railroad company. According to the plans of the committee Mr. Bryan’s train will leave Camden at 1.15 P. M. and wil make stops at Haddon figld, Riverside. Burlington and Borden town. Mr. Bryan will arrive at Trenton aobtu 3 P. M. and will -stay there about two hours. He will make two addresses in the capital, before thq convention of clubs in the Opera House «nd to working men: in the open space around the “Swamp Angel” as the square in which the old Revolutionary cannon is planted. Leaving Trenton on a special train Mr. Bryan will journey to Jersey City. At Princeton Junction he will speak to the students from the platform of the rear car and at New Brunswick he will make a similar speech. At Elizabeth Mr. Bryan will stop about an hour and address a meeting in one of the theatres. The spec ial train will then run through to Jersey City, making a stop at Marion, where Mr. Bryan will speak from the car. Two meet ings will be held in New Jersey Thursday night ut which Mr. Bryan will speak. He will spend the night at Meyer’s Hotel, Hoboken, and on Friday morning will ad dress a meeting in the Lyric Theatre, Hoboken, which will begin at 8:30 o'clock. At 9:30 o'clock he will start up the Lack awanna Railroad for Morristown. He will stop at Orange and Summit. Tho remainder of the trip will be as already published in “The Jersey City News.” WEST SIDE STREETS. Ninth Democratic Club 'Will See the Sfreat and W'ater Board. The Nin'th Ward Democratic Club held its weekly session last evening. The com mittee that superintended the races held at the West Side track last Saturday, re ported that about $150 had been realized. This will be used to build a new steam heating plant for the clubhouse. Chairman Lewis, of the Executive Com mittee, reported that the club would send a delegatiop to escort ‘William J. Bryan to St. Peter’s Hall on the night of October 25. On October 27 the club will attend the Joint mass meeting of the Sixth, Eighth.and Ninth Wards, to be held at Phoenix Hall, at Summit avenue and Grand street. On October 30, the club will hold a mass meeting in Phillips Hall. The improvement Committee reported that the residents of the West Side had protested against the closing of 'certain streets in that section and had asked the club to look after the matter for them. As a result this resolution'.was passed:— Whereas. The taxpayers of the west side section do hereby protest against the action of certain persons in trying to close certain streets and urgently request that this club take action: therefore he it Resolved That the club go on re cord in behalf of the taxpayers and make protest to the Street and Water Board. John J. Rvan. G. A. Honnecker and C Badendieck were appointed a com mittee to visit the Street and Water Board in order to have the troubles of the west elders looked after. The House Committee has Its plans for the winter social season mapped out, The president and secretary will issue credentials for the delegates who are to represent the club at the State convention of the State League of Democratic Clubs to be held in Trenton on October 25. After the business meeting there were speeches bv Daniel Lewis, Stephen F. Nyse and William Midlige. MR. DAVIS’S BUSY DAY, A Stream of Callers at the City Hall Today. Leader Robert Davis had a busy morn ing today. From nine o’clock, when he reached his office in the City Hall, to one o’clock, luncheon hour, he had a stream of callers. These included ward leaders, candidates for office, ladies begging for subscriptions, fellows wanting this and that and others who make it a practice of occupying the Collector’s time gossip ing. Andy Boyle was on guard as an amiable sort of Cerbeus, and unless your business was of sufficient importance there was no chance of entering the sanctum of Mr. Davis. “Yes, madaroe,” he said to one lady, who was armed with a formidable list of names opposite which there were sums ranging from a quarter to a dollar, “Mr. Davis is very busy, but if you will state your business 1 will see if you can’t see him.” A whispered communication then took place, Mr. Boyle went inside and return ed in a minute with something entirely satisfactory to the visitor. “Well sir?" said Andy to a stout in dividual with a red face and red hair. “Mein friendt X vish to see Mr. Davis und ask him to come to the fair of the Sohwaebisher Kranken Unterstitzungs Verein Von -” . "Pelase write that down,’ ’said Andy and w hen he did so it took all the wisdom of John Sweney to translate it. So on they came and wen and when the last one disappeared Andy sat down, mopped his head and feebly muttered:— “This is worse than kicks about street cleaning.” ABBETT TALKS IN GREENVILLE Uongratnlatos the Seventh TS'crl Cluh on Its Members. A well attended and enthusiastic meet ing was held at the Seventh Ward Demo cratic Club last night. Commissioner Barr presided and introduced the Hon. Beon Abbett. Mr. Abbett spoke to the club, touching politics very lightly, the main feature of his speech being the prosperity of the .club at present. Mr. Abbett told the club that it could be taken as a stand ard by any ward club and congratulated it on the great number of members who were w-orkers. He said every club was not so lucky in possessing so many busy bees. , , A donation of $25 was received from Judge Hudspeth, and the secretary was instructed to write him giving the thanks of the club. New member* are coming in every. meeting, twelve being elected last night. A mass meeting will be held at the New York Bay House on Friday evening of this week, when many prominent speak er's will address the audience. The following delegates were elected to go to the convention at Trenton of the League of Democratic Clubs on October 23:—Michael I. Fagen, Edgar A. Vrecland, Timothy Aarons, James McCarthy and I. Lipechutz. MINKS ENDORSE CANDIDATES. The regular meeting of the Minkakwa Republican Club was held last night at the clubrooms, Ocean avenue near Dan forth avenue. One proposition for mem bership was received and lengthy resolu tions were passed endorsing the nominees for office lately nominated at the conven tion In (Lincoln Hall. The usual speeches were made 'by the members on the po litical outlook and the meeting was then adjourned. _ OPEN AIR MEETING IN HOBOKEN Another big open air mass meeting was held last night by Bryan and Stevenson Club INo. 1, at Eighth and Garden streets, (Hoboken. The attendance was as large as when the club raised its transparency several weeks ago. William H. Havens, president of the club, acted as chairman. The following speakers addressed the crowd from a wagon:—Eugene Devitt, Ex Library Trustee Julius Schlatter, Lawyer 'Herbert E. Davis and J. B. ICeim. Each recetved a rousing ovation. G. 0. P. COMMITTEE TO MEET. The Executive Committee of the Re publican County Committee will meet this evening in Lincoln ‘Hall on Pavonia ave nue to map out plans for furthering the interests of the candidates. Chairman Edward Fry will preside. GERMAN CAMPAIGN SPEECHES. The German-American Democratic Vereini held a largely attended meeting in Odd Fellows’ Hall, Hoboken, last night. The members were addressed in German by ex-Eire Commissioner Gustav Hauser, William Resch, John Peters and William Budenbender. FIRST CLUB’S MEETINGS. The regular meeting night of the First Ward Democratic Club has been changed from Friday to Monday evening and’ the meetings in the future will take place on ‘Monday evenings at the clubhouse, No. 44 Gregory street. The recent mass meet ing held under the auspices of the club was so successful that another one will be given on Friday evening, October 19, at Costello’s Hall. No. 135 York street. There will be prominent speakers present to ad dress the meeting. GERMAN-AHERICANS MEET. The German American Democratic Club held an enthusiastic meeting at its quarters, Pythagoras Hall, Newark ave nue and Third street. Arrangements were made to hold a mass meeting on. October 31 at its rooms. Fourteen new candidates were elected. After the meeting addresses were made by Freeholder candidates Louis L. Finke. Counsellor J. Warnke and ex-Alderman Albert Losel. TEDDY COMING HERE Governor Theodore Roosevelt, Repub lican candidate for Vice President will arrive on Saturday morning, October 27 to begin a campaign tour in the eastern States. The local Republican leaders will meet the Governor at the Pavonia avenue depot of the Erie Railroad. He will make a brief speech at the depot and leave -at ten o’clock for Suffern, Middletown, Port Jervis and towns on the line to Rochester. GERMAN-AMERICAN MASS MEETING At a meeting of the German-Amerlcan Bryan and Stevenson Club, held in Meyer’s Hotel, Hoboken, last night, it was decided to hold a large German mass meeting in Quartette Club Hall on Octo ber 28. COL DEAN TO SPEAK FOR TAMMANY By special request, Colonel Dean will speak tonight for Tammany, at the out door meeting, corner of Twenty-fourth street and Madison avenue. New York City. MAIL BHROLLEY Forty Bags Were Carried Yesterday Between Jer sey City and Hoboken. The new troley mail service between Hoboken, Bayonne and the several town ships of Hudson County was begun, yes terday morning. Already the system has proved superior to the old method of carting the mail by wagons. Several hours are saved each day.* Up to yesterday the people- in the townships could not receive a letter mail ed i nthis city on the same day. The mail was carted to New York first and then brought over to Hoboken, where it was distributed for the townships. Forty bags of mail were carried each way yesterday, between the points men tioned alond. The pouches are made up in the Jersey City postoffice and sent in bulk to the Delaware, Dackawana and Western Railroad and to the. Erie road. The first mail received by the trolleys comes in to Jersey City at 6:29 A. M. The last goes out at 9:02 P. M. Ei^ht bags of mail were received from Hoboken yesterday and eight were sent out. Eight went to the Erie depot and eight were re ceived. Four were sent to Bayonne and five were received. The pouches are put on the cars at Montgomery and Washington streets by Messenger and taken off at York and streets. It is believed that in time it will be necessary to establish regular mail cars with clerks on board to distribute the backages for the different points on the various railway lines. The officials are very much pleased with the new system. REARRANGING HIS PROPERTY. The Board of Street and Water Com missioners gave a hearing this afternoon to Lawyer H. W. Condict, who desires the vacation of a number of streets in the West Bergen section. Mr: Condict owns a large tract of land and he proposes to rearrange the location of certain streets laid down on the map of his property. CITY NEWS NOTES. The Board of Trade will meet tonight. Arrangements will be made for the annual dinner. __ An Old and Well Tried Remedy lua. Wiuaiuw's booming Syrup for .OJiuren teething snould aiways ue used tor children wn'oe teething, ft softens th» gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic sr.d Is the best remedy tor diarrhoea. . fteiuy-nve cents per not tie. ■ STEVENSON HERE. Democratic Candidate for Vice President Coes Through This City. STOPS AT STATE HEADQUARTERS Escorted by Senator Cornish and ex-Senator Keys He Joins Bryan In New York. Mr. Stevenson arrived in this city at 11:31 o’clock t'his morning. He came in from Camden on the fast Cape May ex press and his trip was an uneventful one. The night was spent at the residence of Judge Howard Carrow at Camden, and this morning the Judge and the dis tinguished guest were driven to •theJF'ederal street station, where they took the train. At the station he was met by Harry Paul, Eckard Budd and James M. Lanning of the State Committee. Mr. Stevenson took a seat in one of the ordinary day coaches and enjoyed the magnificent scenery as the train sped along the banks, of the Delaware to Trenton. The train stopped at Trenton, New Brunswick, Rahway, Elizabeth and New ark, but as it was not known that Mr. Stevenson, was on hoard there was no demonstration at any of these places nor did Mr. Stevenson make any speeches. When the train stopped in the station in this city ex-Senator Keys, of Somerset, greeted Mr. Stevenson and the Vice Presi dential candidate was introduced to sev eral gentlemen. When the party reached the end of the platform they found a small crowd congregated outside of the Iron railing, which set up a faint cheer as the tall form of Mr, Stevenson appeared. Senator Keys led the party to one of the baggage elevators, which took the candi date to the ground floor. There Senator Keys and Judge Carrow entered a car riage with Mr. Stevenson and were driven to the headquarters of the State Com mittee in the Hotel Washington. A num ber of prominent Democrats were there when the party arrived, among them being:—-Senator Johnston Cornish, of War ren; ex-Senator Lemuel Miller, of Cape May; ex-Congressman John T. Dunn, of Elizabeth; Judge George H. Lambert, of Newark, president of the Association of Democratic Clubs; James F. Minturn, treasurer of the association; Daniel A. Dugan, City Clerk of Orange; William J. Thompson, of Camden, and James Mar tine, of Plainfield. When the candidate for Vice President had exchanged greetings with those pres ent he entered his carriage and escorted I by Senator Cornish and ex-Senator Keys, ^ started for the 'Hoffman House, New York, where he will join Mr. Bryan. CHEERS FOR STEVENSON. Crowd Greats Him as He Passes Through Camden. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] ■CAMDEN, Oct. 16, 1900—Adlai E. Steven son, Democratic candidate for Vice Presi dent, accompanied by Colonel George Pfeiffer, the Democratic candidate for Con gress in the First District; former Judge Howard Carrow, and Lawyers Iredell and Grosscup, passed through this city yesterday morning en route for Millville, Bridgeton and Woodbury. A crowd greeted Mr. Stevenson at the West Jersey and Seashore Railroad depot, and many shook hands with him, being Introduced by Judge Carrow. As t'he party moved toward the Pullman/ car, a small crowd attracted to the train, call ed for three cheers for the “next Vice President of the United States,’’ which were given with a will. SPEECH AT MILLVILLE. Jefferson Society Brings a Brass Band to Escort Him. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] Mn.LVrij.LE, Oct. 16, 1900—Ex-Vice President Stevenson arrived here shortly after 10 o’clock. A crowd of about 200 met Mr. Stevenson at the station. A trol ley car was boarded and a trip was taken over the town-, after which he was es corted to the hotel. Over 300 persons as sembled in front of the hotel, and in a few minutes Mr. Stevenson appeared! on a balcony and said he had; but a few minutes, during which he desired to call his hearers’ attention to one or two im portant questions now confronting the American people. Continuing, he said:— “One of the most important questions for us to consider is the question of trusts. During the past three years, 600 trusts, with a combined capital of $10,000,000,000, have been incorporated. The Democrats, at their National Convention, were op posed to trusts. Trusts are a menace to popular institutions. If you believe they are an evil, then you will vote for Will iam J. Bryan and the Democratic ticket. If I had time I would discuss imperialism, the paramount issue of the campaign. I trust the people will vote in the interests of their families and the generations to come.” At the conclusion of Mr. Stevenson's speech the Jefferson Society, a Demo cratic organization of Bridgeton, headed by a brass band, met the candidate and the entire party boarded special trolley cars for Bridgeton. While en route from Camden to Mill ville, Mr. Stevenson was met at the Vine land Station by nearly one thousand per sons, who received him most enthusiasti cally. Mr. Stevenson spoke a few min utes from the platform of the car. TRUSTS AND IMPERIALISM. Both Exhaustively Discussed at Bridgeton. [Special to "The Jersey City News."] BRIDGETON, Oct. 16, 1900.—The first touch of life was given the campaign here by the arrival of Adlal E. Stevenson shortly afternoon from Millville. Mr. Stevenson was received by a large crowd and much enthusiasm was shown. After lunch at a hotel, Mr. Stevenson was driv en to the opera house, where 1,300 people were assembled. County Chairman Iredell presided. Mr. Stevenson dealt with trusts and imperialism. He pronounced imper ialism as the paramount overshadowing issue of the campaign. Speaking of trusts, he saig.:— ' ' "You have been told there axe no trusts, or that trusts were good trusts. I am in clined to think the good trusts, like the good Indians, are all dead. When they talk of four more years of prosperity, I am in favor of four more years of pros perity for the common people and not the trusts. The growth of these corporations has been so alarming that there must be stringent laws against them. Into whose hands will you put the enactment of these laws? Those under they have grown, or those who are opposed to trusts and to whom the trusts are opposed, the Demo cratic party? The interests of your fam ilies and of the country are not Identical with the interests of the men who have built up these enormous corporations.” Mr. Stevenson was followed by Senator Pfeiffer, candidate for Congress from this district, and several other prominent local Democrats. Leaving Bridgeton on a half-hour de layed train, caused by a freight wreck, the candidate and his party stopped for a moment at Elmer, in a corner of Salem County, which is the only usually Demo cratic county in South Jersey. Here a great crowd of men, women, girls and boys had gathered on both sides of the tracks, and they sent up lusty cheers as Mr. Stevenson anpeared on the rear platform and gave them a few words of cordial greeting. The same thing oc curred at Glassboro. but the candidate made no more- remarks until Woodbury was reached. There a large number of prominent Democrats of Gloucester county and a great crowd of sightseers were gathered at the station to welcome the distinguished Westerner. Accom panied by a brass band the tourists were escorted to Green’s Opera House, where another big and demonstrative audience greeted the candidate. 'He spoke earn estly and without apparent fatigue for three-quarters of an hour along the same lines he followed In his Bridgeton speech. RED FIRE AT CAMDEN. Big Parade Follows a Banquet and Precedes a Mass Meeting. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] CAMDEN, Oct. 16, 1900.—The Democracy of Camden last night burned red fire galore and shouted themselves hoarse in a grand parade, winding up with a mass meeting at the Court 'House, at which the orator was IMr. Stevenson, who arrived in Camden from the Woodbury meeting about six o’clock and was dined by the committee who had him in charge during the day. The parade was quite an imposing af fair, and was participated in by the following organizations:—Americus Club, Camden County Democratic Association, Second Ward Campaign Club, Fourth i Ward Democratic Club, Eighth Ward Democratic Club, Ninth Ward Democratic Association and the Bryan and Stevenson Pioneer Corps. John A. Smith acted as chief marshal. The court room was too small to contain one-fourth of the people who struggled for admission to see and hear Mr. Steven son, and an overflow meeting was organ ized outside on the_ Broadway front of the Court House, at which William J. Kraft presided, and the speakers were Colonel ■George Pfeiffer, John J. Crandall and William Sparks, of Camden; Albert S. Dulin, of ‘Moorestown, and Samuel Iredell, of Bridgeton. Recorder Joseph E. Nowrey presided at the inside meeting, and introduced Mr. Stevenson as "the man who once filled the Vice Presidential chair, and who, we confidently hope, will soon be installed in that sent for a second term; the candidate of the great Democratic party for that high office, and the most honored son of Illinois.” In opening his speech Mr. Stevenson said that the vital question of the hour is the Trusts. Continuing, he said that when the Trusts shall have accomplished their perfect work it will be vain for the man of small capital to attempt to do business in this country. The power of the Trusts, he declared, has become so enormous that it must either be cur tailed by stringent laws or it will control the entire business of the country. On the subject of our relations with Porto Rico the speaker said that in December last President McKinley had declared for free trade with that island, but that the Republican Congress had repudiated that declaration, and had, violated; the Constitution and the plighted faith of the American people, and the President had ignobly acquiesced. Mr. Stevenson was followed by Eck ard P. Budd. of 'Mt. Holly. Just as Mr. Stevenson concluded, the marching clubs reached the Court House, and in response to continuous cheers and calls for him, he repaired to the scene of the overflow meeting, and again spoke, though rather briefly. M’BURNEmXONERATED Bar Association Throws Out the Charges Against Them By Judge Parker. The Committee on Legal Ethics of the (Hudson County Bar Association, consist ing of Isaac Taylor, William C. Cudlipp and Charles Thompson, met in the office of Flavel (McGee yesterday to consider charges which Judge Charles W. Parker had preferred against H. D. and Elgin McBurney, a firm of lawyers practicing both in this and 'New York States. A resident of New York retained the Mc (Burneys to bring suit against a man in this city named Barry on notes. About five P. M. of June 21, Elgin (McBurney received a telephone message from the firm’s client saying that $56 had been paid on account of the claim. H. D. McBurney had gone to his home in Jersey City and Elgin did ont see him that night and before he would communi cate with im next day H. D. entered judgment for the whole amount of the claim in, Judge Parker’s Court. When finally Elgin managed to let his brother know of the payment H. D. went to John Erwin, clerk Of the court and had him credit the $56 on the judgment. Some time afterward Barry paid: the entire amount due on the ontes, but not the costs, ite McBurneys told the consta ble who had the execution to return it satisfied as they would assume the costs. Mr. Erwin explained the matter to Judge Parker what had been done, and the Judge wrote a letter to the McBur neys, in which he told them that as he understood the practice, the $50 should have, been credited before execution was i«udd. There was other things in the let ter which Judge Parker thought should have bene attended to by the McBurneys, and when they did not attend to them the Judge brought charges against them for contumaciousness. After hearing the mater yesterday the committee exonerat ed the Messrs. McBurney. RED BANK'S SEWER. Town Declares That It Is Not Pollut ing the Navesinb. The New Jersey State Sewerage Com mission met In this city yesterday and considered the charges against the authorities of Red Bank. Several resi dents of that town complained that the town was polluting the waters of the Navasink River with sewage and asked the Commission to stop the nuisance. The Commissioners cited the authorities be fore them yesterday to answer the charges. , . . Edmund Wilson, who appeared for the authorities before the Board and de clared that the township was not to blame, but that the trouble was due to some Individuals who were using an un completed system of sewerage. The Com missioners reserved decision. I up! UP! UP! || ! Q.OBS the price of coal and the soav ► ^ makes delivery uncertain. Better : BUY A GAS RANGE NOW : FOR WINTER’S USE. < ► Scratch a match, turn a TralYe—fire’s ready ' ► for use. Meals will be better and mo£e - ; promptly cooked; work will be reduced to a ► minimum. You can heat your kitchen and hot water » ; with Furnace Water Heater without extra obit, i Installed by the Gas Company for $9.75. • GAS HEATEBS TION OFRTEMPER^ URE AT uwcssrl GAS RADIATORS. GAS FIRES. GAS DOGS. --- ► ► ► EASY MARKS. “Captain” Davis Awarded $2,000 Contracts and Bor rowed on the Strength of Them. THEN HE BOUGHT WINES Finally His Dupss Realized They Had Been Swindled and Had Him Arrested. A man who described himself as Harry Davis, thirty years old, of West Creek, Ocean county, worked up a new Aim flam game that for a while was more or less successful. But he selected the wrong field for his operations. The police here knew of the matter only a few hours be fore Davis was caught and landed in limbo. On Saturday afternoon a clever, athletic looking chap, dressed in a uniform of the ; Corinthian Yacht Club, called at the dry j docks of John Swanson at the foot of Van j Vorst street. He saw Mr. Swanson and : told him that he was the sailing master ] of the yacht Fredonia, and that he and j his employer, Dwight Bramay, of the New York Stock Exchange, who lives at the j Cambridge Hotel, Fifth avenue and Thir ty-third street, New York City, had just i returned from an extended cruise and were preparing to sail again as soon as ; certain renovations could be made in the yacht. He said that about $2,000 worth of work would be necessary, and closed with Mr. Swanson for the contract. After extending to the natty looking yachtsman the hospitality he deemed due to a man who talked of $2,000 contracts in the most off hand manner, Mr. Swanson shook hands with his new customer, and they parted. A half hour later Captain Davis, as the visitor called himself, re turned and toid how he had lost his pock etbook containing a large sum of money. He had to go to New Haven where the Fredonia was at once, and asked Mr. Swanson to advance $5 to him. He did not get the five, but he did get $1. Then he hastened away “in order to stop pay ment on some of the checks he had lost in the pocketbook." A little later Mr. Smith, of Smith’s dry dock, was shaking hands with “Captain Davis,” and promising that the $2,000 worth of work neceseary on the Fredonia would be completed as speedily as pos- , si'ble and expressing great satisfaction i over the fact that he had been awarded the contract and that he had made the i acquaintance of the affable “captain.” The “captain” left smoking one of Mr. Smith's good cigars, but returned very shortly with a very troubles expression on has face. He had lost his pocketbook and money and wanted $5. He accepted 23 cents and left. Then the “captin’ was heard of at various places about town, mostly saloons He told gullible saloonkeepers of the yacht that would arrive at Swanson’s dry dock and received numerous samples of whiskey and wine. The yacht must be stocked with whiskey and. wine, of course. In order to make the game stronger Davis told of experiences in tropical countries and grew enthusiastic describing the fine specimens of animals and birds he had brought home with him. He offered monkeys and birds .and dogs to various people and told them, to call at Swanson's for their gifts. Yesterday Mr. Swanson was almost driven crazy by a crowd of men demand ing the promised present. He appealed to the police and Detective Lee was sent to look up the “Captain.” The officer ar rested Davis in Hoboken yesterday and this morning he was arraigned before Police Justice Hoos in the First Criminal Court and held for further examina tion. He said that he had acted1 in the manner charged againist him so that he might get liquor to drink. Then he said he had begun to drink two years ago when his wife ran off with a friend, taking with her their six years old child. DESERTED FAMILIES. Organized Aid to Cope With Prob lem of D ssertion. A meeting of the Second District work ers of the Organized Aid Association has been called for Friday at 2:30 P. M., in the Organized Aid rooms. No. t£ Mont gomery street, Mrs. G. W. Clerihew is chairman of this district, reaching west from Grove street to the foot of the Hill. It is the most thickly populated in the' citv and requires more work. Since May 1 there have been forty cases of destitution, the majority caused by desertion. This is one of the problems to come before Friday's meeting—how best to cope with desertion-. Already a committee of men has been appointed to visit the district court and inquire into tiio disposition of such cases by the judges. The association feels the neces sity of stricter laws to prevent -desertion. On account of the location of Jersey City -with its thousands of men employed on railroads and boats, the escape of the deserter Is an easy matter. TO RELIEVE NO. II. A Ten Room School Will Be Built for the Overflow, There Is no probability of the congested state of affairs in No. 14 School on Union street being remedied for at least a year. The condition of this school, which has been brought to the attention of the offi cials and the public on numerous occa sions, is such that residents who could not have their children entered have mov ed to other localities. The plan of erecting an addition to the old structure has been deemed unwise. Divers reasons are stated for the change of plans. One is that in order to success fully accomplish the erection of an addi tion the school sessions would have to be temporarily stopped. The old school is heated on the old plan, that of hot air. This system would have to be torn out and a more modern one built if the addi tion were erected. The Board of Education does not be lieve that such a plan could be accom plished with safety to the health of the pupils unless work were deferred until the warm weather set in again. And there are serious objections to delaying the work until next summer because the ter ribly crowded condition of the school de mands that relief be given as soon as practicable. Instead of the proposed nine room addi tion, the Directors have hit upon a plan more practicable. It has been decided by resolution to dispose of the six lots owned by the Board of Education which adjoin old No. 14 School. These at a forced sale would bring at least $700 each, and under ordinary circumstances as much as $SOO apiece could be realized from their sale. Under the system as mapped out by the board, that of erecting a small school each year to meet the demands for addi tional school room, a ten room building will be put up in the vicinity of Clare mont and Oeean avenues. The exact site is indefinite but it will be in that locality without a doubt. The building will cost a"bout $55,000. This allows the Board to keep well within the prescribed $60,000 al lowed yearly out of the license monies. Director Walter K. Birdsall, under whose supervision the school is, stated yesterday that this plan appeared to be the best and most practicable. "But the work will not be started until next spring,” said he. “and No. 14 must be kept in that awfully crowded condition for another year. The average person does not realize the true state of affairs existing in that school. I have had pro tests from residents by the score com plaining in the most bitter terms of the lack of accommodation for their little ones. Personally I know of more than one family that has moved out of that neigh borhood for these reasons. Punils are forced to accept the half day tuition or go without. Several hundred children are on the half day list. This exists chiefly in the lower grades. “It is quite true that scholars in No. 14 graduate almost two years later than those in other public schools. It is be cause of the lack of educational facilities. On this ground parents have cause for just complaint.” BUND HOME BLESSES Bishop Wigger Compliments Mgr. Seton on His Work. The new Home for the Blind at No. 537 Pavonia avenue, was blessed yesterday afternoon by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Wigger. The handsome building was well filled with visitors when the Bishop began to bless the chapel on the ground floor. From the chapel the Bishop went from room to room blessing every room on the three floors. He was attended by the Rev. Dr. Kelly of St. Mary's, Hoboken; Monsignor Seton of St. Joseph's, and Fathers Swee ney. Foye. D“!ehnntv and Mandelarl. The Rev. L. C. M. Carroll of St. Patrick's Church was also present, but he did not remain to the dinner which was given to the Bishop in the rectory of St. Joseph's Church by Monsignor Seton. Dr. Kelly preached a short sermon to the audience. He referred to the mani fold blessings of such an institution and commented upon the energy of those who worked so industriously for the erection of the building. The structure will take the place of the home on York street, near Washington street. It is a three-story brick building with a closed roof garden. This root garden Is so built as to be perfectly safe for the blind children. There is any amount of room in the home and a great many children can be accommodated with out difficulty. The home Is under the auspices of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s of the Peace. There are many plans for the future use of the home on York street. One was to take in girls out of employment for $3 a week, but this fell through because of the few applicants. There are no definite plans lor the use of . the old home. All the children from the downtown In stitution will be transferred to the home on the Heights today. The new home is ready to receive them. It is, a model in stitution and modern in every respect. Bishop , Wigger was very much pleased with the now home and complimented Monsignor Seton and the others who were co deeply Interested in the movement. A HINT FORJB, GORDON Newark Library Is Prepar ing a History of the City’s Growth. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] NEWARK, Oct. IS, 1900.—A bibliography of this city is in process of preparation at the present time, and provided a sufficient number of subscriptions are received to warrant publication, will be issued this winter by Frank *B. Hill, librarian of the Free Public Library. The publication of this work will supply a long felt want among the students of literature and those interested in historical research, as well as those who are desirous of knowing something of the growth and evolution of their city. Printed matter, bearing historically upon the vicinity, ieailets and old books, pamphlets, tracts, circulars, all will have a part in 'Mr. Hill’s work, which aims to be a complete history and account of the books of 'Newark. Mr. Hill says the pub lic library should stand in the same rela tion to the city as the Historical Society does to the State. He says that, as it is almost impossible to state what material shall be of value in the future, it is neces sary for the norarian to pick up every thing in the way of printed matter bear ing on this immediate locality, in the hops that some one will find in the mass what will be of greatest advantage to him. The volume will be sold for $3, and it is neces sary that subscriptions be sent to Mr. 'Hill, if possible, before November L Mr. Hill is eminently the man fitted to under take the task of compiling an account of the books of this city, which are not In considerable in number or interest. uo. iyiiiv > cii u i. uuua.3, magazines, papers and furniture from the old library to the new building is an event that will prove infinitely more difficult than would be supposed by the average person who secured books regularly at the library. There are, roughly estimated, about 75,006 volumes on the shelves in the library, besides about 600 bound volumes of news papers. The latter are to be in a room by themselves, and it Is said that this de partment will prove one of the most valuable for reference as to national. State or civic records, educational or social. The books are to be transferred in ■boxes, 360 in number, of small size, and the plan made by the librarian for the removal of the volumes is one that will involve as litle trouble and disorder as possible. The books are to be lifted from their places on the shelves in the old library directly Into the small boxes, labeled, put on the two or three vans, which are to be used, taken to the new building, unpacked and placed immediate ly in their places on the shelves to which they have previously been assigned. Many of the boxes are already packed with magazines, waiting to be moved. The boxes are three feet long, one foot wide and three-quarters of a foot deep. Of the 360 boxes, sixty are larger than the di mensions given above, being sixteen inches wide and a foot deep. These are for the larger books. In the corners of the bottom each box are several holes, into which the prongs, which extend from the top of each box, fit snugly, so that the boxes may be piled up without injury to the books. The time of the transference of the books is not definitely known yet, but it is probably that not until January will the mass of books be moved, although sev eral more instalments will be made be fore that. __ WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK. Oct. 16. 1930.—Forecast for thirty-e>ix hours ending at eight P. M. on Wednesday:—Tonight showers: fair and colder Wednesday; wind southwest to northwest. Hartnett’s Thermometrioal Report October 15. Deg.1 3 P. M. TO 6 P. (M.TO 9 P. M.«4 : 13 midnight.63i October 16. Deft. 6 A. M.6) !> A. M. 66 i noon.SI Rheumatism in all its forms is promptly and permanently cured by Hood’s Sarsaparilla, which neutralizes acidity of the blood. DIED. GODFR77Y—At Rose!and, N. J., on Sun day. October It, 1900. Clara, daughter of Joseph and Amelia R. Godfrey. Funeral services Wednesday 3 P. SC. Interment a*- —-'-w- ©f family.