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^B ^^B ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST ESITSON. * LAST EDITION. A OL. XII. NO._^537. JERSEY CITY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1900. PRICE ONE CENT ™ COUNTYEXPENSES In Ten Years Population Has Increased 40 Per Cent and Expendi ture 66 Per Cent. CAUSES FOR THE CHANCE Interest on Bonds for Public Improvement a Large Item. ■While the county’s population, as shown by the recent census, has increased about 40 per cent, over 1896 in the ten years the expenditures for county government have increased about 86 per cent. One great source of the increase is the in terest on bonds for the many public im provements. In view of the oft repeated statement that the Board of Freeholders, which will assume charge of county af fairs on December 3 next, will be un able to live within the limit of the ap propriation fixed by the outgoing board for the fiscal year commencing December 1 next, a comparison of county expendi tures with the growth of population be comes Interesting. With the increase in population, an in crease in the county's legal business and the number of criminals, paupers and lunatics is natural, but whether or not the increases should be proportionate is the interesting Question for the new Free holders to solve. The population of Hudson county in 1890 was 275,128; in 1S95 it was 328,380, and the last census showed 3S6.048 people living here. The appropriation for all county expanses for the fiscal year 1889-1890 was *556,570; for 1894-1895 it was 3734,710, and for the corning year it is 3934,007.53. Thus it wrill be seen that while the county’s population increased form 1SJ0 to 1896 about 20 per cent, the cost of county government increased in a corresponding period nearly 32 per cent. The increase in population from 1895 to 1900 will average cheat '.9 per cent., while the above figures show that the appropriation for next year i • over 26 per cent, larger than it was five ; trs ago and a little less than 66 per i er.t. over the figures of ten years ago, v . r, the population of the county was 40 1 cent, less than it is today. While a considerable portion of this dis proportionate increase, as compared with the increase in population, will be used for '.he payment of maturing bonds and the interest on bonds issued to pay for permanent public improvements such as the boulevards and bridges built during the past ten years, it is a fact neverthe less that almost every department of county government shows a surprise and varying increase in its cost of mainten ance as compared with the increase in population since 1890. For the current fiscal year 3110,000 was appropriated for county courts. Next year the appropriation is 315,000 less. This item was 365,000 in 1889-90, but increased to 3110.000 in 1894-95—70 per cent, in five years, despite the fact that during that time court expenses were materially less ened by the passage of a legislative act enabling Jersey City Police Judges to dis pose of many cases that formerly occu pied the time of the county criminal courts, and by the Prosecutor securing an annual salary of 38,000 In lieu of the former excessive fees of the office. True, the establishment of the Circuit Court, over which Judge Nevius presides; ■the, appointment of a sergeant-at-arms in each of the three courts, where one for merly did the work of all three, and the appointment of three interpreters in place of the one of ten years ago, have added to the cost of conducting this branch of the county service, but even these do ndt seem to warrant the disproportionate in crease shown in the figures of the last ten years. Ten years ago the cost of running all the Snake IHill Institutions was 3155,000. In 1895 it had only increased to 3163,500, hut for the current year it reached 3204,000. For next year but 3171,000 is allowed, namely:—Asylum, 335,000; almshouse, 352, 000 and 317,500; penitentiary, 355,000; small pox hospital, 33,000, and storehouse 35,000. In addition to these an asylum fun'’ will be rfdded to nearly 360, 000 , from the money received from the State for the support of lunatics by the county, and from the moneys received for the boar of paid patients. To the penitentiary appropriation will be added the moneys received for the board of United States prisoners and from the sale of crushed stone. The item of appropriation for the main tenance of "public grounds, court house and Jail,” was 330,000 in 1890; in 1895 it was 340,000; for the current year 350,000 wa3 used, and next year but 345.000 is allowed. From these figures it will be seen that It costs 50 per cent, more to pay for the board of prisoners and the care of the Court House and Jail than it did ten years ago. In this connection it might be men tioned that the public buildings are no larger today than they were in 1890, and the Sheriff is receiving five cents a day less for the maintenance of each prisoner than the warden of the jail received ten years ago. So it is with all the other appropriations made by the Freeholders. They seem to have been Increased disproportionately and ■without sufficient warrant during the past ten years, and it would seem from a study of the figures since 1S90 that if moderate retrenchment and economy is practiced by the new Board that they will be able to live within their appropriation for next year despite the fact that it is actually over 354,000 less than was appro priated for the current year. ST. LUCY’S FAIR OPENS TONIGHT St. Lucy’s big church fair, which is to last all the week, will open tonight In St. Lucy's Hall, Grove anti Sixteenth streets. The booths and the hall have been-artlstlcally decorated and are being stocked with a dazzling array of costly and y pitiful fancy articles. A11 sorts of •xtrs. ttractlons have been provided. TAX COLLECTION BEGINS Clerks in Mr. Davis’s Office Busy Attending to a Long Line of Visitors. When the clerks In the Collector’s office got to their desks this morning they found a long line of citizens waiting for them. Today began the collection of taxes for the present year, and those who pay their tax bills within twenty days from today' will receive a rebate of 12 per cent, per an num. , In view of this at half-past nine this morning there must have been at least up wards of a hundred people to get their bills. These are made out in room 15 and when the taxpayer receives it he falls in line, and when his turn comes pays his money to Assistant Collector T. J. Mig gins. Finance Commissioner Mr. W. F. Mid ligo was on hand and viewed the ever in creasing living line with pleasure. “That’s a refreshing sight.” he said, rubbing his hands, “for we need the mon ey I can assure you." GERMAN GIRL LOST. Woman Brought Her to the City and IDesarJed Her. Patrolman Mulcox of the Communipaw avenue station, while patrolling on Ocean avenue early Sunday morning, met a young German girl who was wandering about in an aimless sort of a way. He spoke to her but she made him understand that she spoke no English. The wanderer was brought to the station house. One of the patrolmen who understands German questioned her. She said that she came from Germany a very short time ago and was living in New York. The address she could not give. She remembers nothing about it. Her name is Anna Schoevter and she is twenty years old. She came to this city early Saturday evening with a woman named Mrs. Wasaliski, for the purpose of securing employment here. The girl stat ed that they got off the car somewhere and then she lost track of her compan ion. She wandered around for several hours before attracting any attention. It is the belief of the police that the girl was purposely lost by her companion. She said very little about her companion other than that she met her in the New York house several times. The girl was taken to the Oakland avenue station. If she is not called for in the course of a day or two, the police will turn her over to the New York authorities. The only disposi tion that can be made of her case Is to send her back to the barge office where she will be taken to her native land. This is usually done to prevent harm be falling young girls and to protect the city from charges falling upon the hands of the authorities. MULLIGAN GUARDS' BALL It Will Be Held at Wood’s Hall, Beeemker 19. The popular organization known as the Mulligan Guards of the Third ward will hold its annual entertainment and recption at Wood's Hall on Wednesday evening. December 19. The members are working hard for the success of the event and at present over five hundred tickets have been sold. The vaudeville entertainment promises to eclipse anything ever given in this line and the committee wiil ar range a first class programme, composed of popuhor and well known entertainers. Dancing will be enjoyed, between the vocal numbers. The membership was in creased to the one hundred mark the past week. The arrangement committee con sists of Thomas Gibney, chairman; Joseph W. Griffin, John Wallace, C. TwXney and P. W. Walsh.___ TROLLEYS CRASH INTO WAGONS There were two trolley accidents in the Bergen section Saturday evening, neither resulting seriously. A West Side ave nue car struck the bakery wagon of Charles Sliber, of No. 566 Bramhall ave nue, at West Side avenue and Union street, damaging the rear of the wagon. A Court House car crashed into the grocery wagon of F. F. Kruffl, of No. 153 Pacific avenue, breaking the front spring and throwing the driver, injuring his right shoulder. The accident occurred at Communipaw avenue and Garfield ave nues. Trolley car No. 369 of iNewark Turnpike line, while going west at half-past nine o’clock Saturday night, struck a peddler’s wagon, owned by and in charge of Ed ward Ruvolt, of No. 344 Second street, at Second street and Newark avenue. Ruvolt was thrown out, but escaped with a few bruises. His wagon was smashed. MAN FOUND IN THE RIVER. The body of a man about thirty-five years old was found floating in the North River yesterday and removed to the morgue in Hoboken. The man had _on a suit of black clothes and laced shoes. It had evidently been in the water for more than two weeks. In one of the pockets of the sack coat was found a bill made out to E. W. Bolster, of No. 305 East 114th street, New York. The New York police have been notified of the recovery of the ■body. __ ST. MATTHEW’S FAIR CLOSED. St. Matthew's fair came to a close Sat urday evening after a successful run of four nifthts under the auspifies of the La dies’ Aid Society. The receipts of the fair will be used for the church treasury. --- ARRAH-NA-POGUE TONIGHT. The young men of St. Peter’s Lyceum will give the four act Irish drama, “Ar rah-Na-Pogue,” in St. Peter’s Hall, on York street, this evening. It will also he given tomorrow evening. ST. MARKS’S FAIR OVER. St. Mark’s fancy fair closed Saturday evening. It was the btesest success that has ever been made by the church. An Old and Well Tried Remedy Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething snonld a.wavs ne used tor children wr.tie teething, it softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colie ir.d Is the best reined? tor diarrhoea. 'vu:ty-flve earts per twttl*. SUGAR HOUSE WATER TAX Vice Chancellor Stevens Will Hear the Matter in Two Weeks The old fight of the city to compel the Sugar House people to pay their water rents came up In the Court of Chancery this morning. In 1898 the city claimed that the American Sugar Refining Com pany owed about $15,000, for back water rents. The company disputed the claim and the city threatened to cut off the Sugar House’s water supply if the amount was not paid. The Chancellor was ap pealed to by the company and he issued an order restraining the city from cut ting off the supply. The matter was argued before the late Chancellor Mc Gill in July, 1898, but he died before he could decide the matter. This morning Allan McDermott, repre senting the city, and Howard Griffiths, representing the Sugar Company, appear ed before Vice Chancellor Stevens this morning and asked him to set a day for opening the case and hearing it over again. The Vice Chancellor said he would hear it on December 10. RAN AWAY WITH THE FURNITURE. Why ‘William Gozler Wants a Divorce From u Singer. Frank P. McDermott, as Master in Chancery, on Saturday took testimony in the case of William H. Gozler, who sues his wife, Sarah, for divorce on the ground of desertion. In 1891, Gozler then eigh teen years old, met his wife, then six teen years old, in a concert garden on Washington street, where she was sing ing under the name of Sarah Delnoy. He became infatuated, and when lie proposed marriage she accepted him. They were married November 1, 1891, and lived together just one year to a day. On the night of October 31, 1892, they quarrelled over a man whom Gozler found visiting his wife when he returned home, and the next morning the young woman disappeared, taking with her all their furniture which was not covered by an installment mortgage. Mr. McDermott j said he would advise a decree for Gozler. j He was represented by fi. A. Ransom. I GLASS WORKS RECEIVER REPORTS E. Ambler Armstrong of .Camden ob tained from Vice Chancellor Pitney this morning an order confirming the report of John J. Burleigh, receiver of the Bo dine Glass Works of Williamstown, N. J. These works are the mainstay of the town, and when they got into financial difficulties, about five years ago, Mr. Burleigh was appointed receiver and di rected to keep the works going. He did so and reported that during that time he had handled $1,000,000. Recently the j bondholders bought the plant in for $160,- ! 000 and are now running the works. In discharging the receiver the Vicp Chancellor allowed him a commission of 2lk per cent, of the $1,000,000 he had handled. POOL The third series of pool matches for the championship of Hudson county will be held at the Monitor pool parlor, No. ITS Newark avenue, beginning tonight. Great interest is taken in this tournament which is hotly contested. Young leads with three games in his favor. Mount and Reppleyea are tie for second place, Cuff is third in line and Hughes holds fourth place, while Spauld ing, Stier and Nugent bring up at the rear. The schedule for the week will be as fol lows;—Monday, Charles Young vs. Dave Marsh; Tuesday, George Hughes vs. Jas. Spaulding; Wednesday, Charles Nugent, vs. Harold Cuff; Thursday, P. Reppleyea vs. Jos. Stier. THE STORM IN HOBOKEN. The storm of Saturday night and yester day did considerable damage to the elec tric system in Hoboken. Sputtering live wires were noticeable everywhere and many of the streets were in darkness. A signal box at Police Headquarters, con nected with the burglar system of one of the local banks, spat flame and was ren dered useless yesterday morning. Many telephone wires are down and workmen of the different electric companies will be kept busy for days repairing the damage. RAISING TEACHERS SALARIES. Tomorrow evening, the Board of Edu cation will wrestle with the salaries list and make a few appointments. There is to be a general advance all around, it is said, and that accounts for the broad smiles on the faces of the teachers and principals. Salt rheum, with its burning, stinging sen sation, is due to poor blood and is cured by Hood'* Sarsaparilla, the great blood purifier. ''-s oCawyers - ~ ^Desiring expedition, neat work and . « • accuracy ...... in the printing of *UJork sShould use the . . . prompt delivery and moderate ...... price service of the Jfersey @'ty ^awi DOESN’T LIKE PEACEMAKING Freeholder Moran Will Here after Let Men Pound Each Other at Will. Freeholder Moran has decided that here- j after if men want to fight he will not ob ject. He has come to the conclusion that he will never again interfere with a citi zen's right to punch or get punched. The Freeholder’s friends will be somewhat sur prised to hear of this change, but Mr. Moran feels that he has ground for it. He saw a chance to act as peacemaker last night, and he grasped the opportunity. He came dangerously near being badly punched. The trouble was on a Desbrosses street ferryboat. Peter Data, thirty-two years I old, of No. 35 River street. New York, and his brother James of the same address, became mixed up with one Nathan Frank, of No. 74 Stanton street, New York. From words the argument led to blows and with a well directed upper cut on the chin of Peter Data Mr. Frank felled half the Data combination. Then the row became1 general and Mr. Moran decided that it should cease. He stepped between James Data and Frank, who were energetically handing each other cross counters, upper cuts and pivot blows, and separated them. They turned on him but they were quickly suppressed by the other passen gers. When the boat arrived on this side Patrolman Murphy arrested the bel ligerents. They were arraigned before Po lice Justice Hooos this morning. Peter Data was fined $5 and James was fined }10. Frank was allowed to go, and Mr. Moran was praised for being a good citi zen. HECKER ON TRIAL. Man Who Killed Hayes Will Plead Self Defence. In the Court of Oyer and Terminer this morning, before Judge Blair, Henry Heck er, of No. 315 Fifth street, Hoboken, was placed on trial charged with the alleged manslaughter of Michael Hayes, in a quarrel at No. 358 Fifth street, on July 30 last. Senator-elect Robert S. Hudspeth appeared for the defendant. Prosecutor James S. Erwin represented the State. Considerable difficulfy was experienced in securing a jury, owing to the fact' that several cases of importance in the other courts were being tried. After the jury was sworn in, 'shortly after noon, Prosecutor Erwin opened for the State. He said Hecker andv Hayes lived in the same house. On the night In question they met on the front stoop. An argument resulted in blows being struck, and Hayes fell on the sidewalk, striking his head. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he died nine days later. Mr. Erwin., said the defence would be self-defence. Architect Louis Broome, the first wit ness called, identified a sketch made of the scene of the fray. County Physician Charles B. Converse was then called. He testified to the marks of violence found upon the body of the dead man, and said Hayes’s death was the result of a fractured skull. Recess was taken at one o’clock. The case will be continued this afternoon. LEFT HIS WIFE TO MARRY ANOTHER — Then Ha Told Her Not to Worry as He Loved Only Her. Peter Bentley this morning applied for an order allowing Mrs. Hattie Rockliffe to prosecute in forma pauperis her suit for divorce against her husband Adrian. This means that she will not be obliged to pay •any counsel fees or costs of court, and is the paternal way the Court of Chancery has of seeing that justice Is done to the citizens who are too poor to pay court expenses. In her affidavit Mrs. Rockliffe set forth that she was. married on May 16, 1885 and “lived happily together” until August last when she was obliged to leave her husband on account of his extreme cruelty. Soon afterward they became re conciled and went to live together in New ark, where Rockliffe was employed as an iron worker. Her husband then told her that during their separation he had mar ried another woman, but as he loved her alone she need not worry much over it. Mrs. Rockliffe then investigated his statement and found that he had married a young woman named Ellen Connors in New York. She looked up Miss Connors and induced her to go to Newark and make a complaint of bigamy against Rockliffe. He was arrested and is now in jail in Newark awaiting requisition. The Vice-Chancellor granted Mr. Bent ley’s motion. C. E. ANNIVERSARY. Bergen Reformed Society Celebrates Its Birthday. The twelfth anniversary of the Christian Endeavor Society of the Bergen Reformed Church was celebrated last evening with appropriate exercises. A special pro gramme of music was rendered. The Rev. Cornelius Brett, D. D., pastor of the church and ex-president of the New Jersey Union, spoke on the prosperity of the union in general and congratulated the members upon the work done in the local church. President Arthur A. Farrier, of the Hudson County Union, delivered the ad dress of welcome. His speech 'touched on the local work and he particularly em phasized the good results attained by the society of the Bergen Baptist Church. “The Christian Endeavor iwciety,” he said, “has made encouraging strides in Hudson county In the course of a year. New societies have sprung up to help the good work along and others are looked for and will be welcomed into the fold.” The annual reports were read. The finances are excellent and the member ship is also in good standing. DEWEY MAY COME HERE. An effort is being made to secure the presence of Admiral George Dewey at the forthcoming banquet of the Board of Trade to speak to the toast of American trade with the Phillipines. Some time ago the Admiral, writing to a friend in Jersey City, said he hoped soon to visit here, and this friend is en deavoring to induce the hero of. Manila to attend the dinner .to be held in Janu ary in the Jersey City Cftib. ifer 'j. GRUESOME DECORATIONS. Divorcee Married in An Under taker’s Shop. Justice of the Peace Frank P. Lehane Saturday night performed the ceremony which united Mrs. Agnes Jackson, of No. 6S2 Lexington avenue, Brooklyn, and Wil liam B. Wilson, thirty years old, also of Brooklyn, in the undertaking establish ment of William Moran, No. 145 Mont gomery street. The witnesses were Aider man James McBride and Superintendent of Police Signal System William Foley. After the ceremony the bridal couple went to the Hotel Washington, where a supper was enjoyed. Justice Lehane was at the wedding feast, and when he left the happy couple he enjoyed the sensation of handling a fee of $25. Wedding sup pers and $25 fees are rare in marriages performed by Justices of the Peace. The ceremony was the closing feature of a courtship that led into the divorce courts, -Mrs. Walsin said. When Mrs. Wilson first met her husband she was the wife of one James Jackson, Mrs. Jackson and Mr. Wilson were in each other's company too much to please Mr. Jackson and he applied in the Brooklyn courts for a divorce on statutory grounds. Mrs. Jackson put in no defense and the divorce was granted in the early part of last week. Immediately she became en gaged to Mr. Wilson, who was named as the co-respondent ih, the divorce suit. (Because of the laws of New York State they could not marry there, so they re sorted to Jersey City. Wilson took up a residence in the Hotel Washington, and on Saturday, when satisfied that he was within the law here, he went for his bride to New York. An automobile was engaged and the' oouple arrived here in true mod em style. They were met by Justice Lehane and Freeholder Moran offered them the use of his office. They accepted, and as the Justice performed the ceremony they stood, hand clasped, amid the coffins kept in the store., Mrs. Wilson is the daughter of the late Captain Dernin of the Brook lyn police department and a niece of the late Rev. Dr. McGlynn, of equal tax fame. SOME SMALL FIRES. A slight fire occurred in the apartments of Albert Moore, on the first floor of the three story brick flat, No. 216 Ninth street, Saturday afternoon. It was extinguished by members of No. 2 Truck Company. The building is owned by John Quinlan of Piermont, N. J. Shortly before six o’clock on Saturday afternoon fire broke out In the apart ments of Mrs. Mary Gately, on the second floor of the three story frame house, No. 50 Brie street. The damage was slight. The fire was caused by a lace curtain coming in contact with a lighted gas jet. William Howeth owns the building. 1'lru box No. 262 was pulled last night by a citizen for a fire which broke out In the ■apartments of Patrick Mclnerny in the two-story frame house, No. 562 Grove street, owned by Mary Mangels, of No. 666 Grove street. It was caused by a lamp explosion. Some of the furniture was dam aged before the fire was extinguished. BURCLARYON THE HEIGHTS One more burglary was committed in the Bergen section early this morning when the house of Edgar Williams at No. 423 Bergen avenue was broken into and ransacked. Mr. Williams reported the theft this morning to the police of the Communipaw avenue station. He said that the basement window was forced and entrance gained in this manner. A list of articles stolen was turned over to the po lice. This includes six silver spoons, a dozen pairs of trousers, coats and vests, children’s clothing and some dresses be longing to Mrs. Williams. The amount said to have been taken is about $200. HIGH SCHOOL DANCE. Dram at io Entertainment and Dance to Be Given Friday Night. The January graduating class of the Jersey City High School will give an en tertainment in Hasbrouck Hall, on Fri day evening, November 30, to raise funds for the annual graduating reception and dance next June. As usual, the Florence players have been secured and will give two dramatic performances, “In Honor Bound,” a pret ty little drama, with rather a pathetic tone, and “Chopsticks and Spikins,” a roaring farce. The cast secured for the performance consists of Messrs. Harry Russell and Robert Deats, who will ap pear In both pieces, and William Dey, Misses Edith Ketchum, Grace Elliott, L. Frazer and I. Higginbotham. The Florence players is a dramatic or ganization, which had its origin in the High School and has been kept up ever since. It is probably the longest lived society of the kind in the city, and is heard from several times during each successive winter. "Chopsticks and Spikins" was one of the society’s first productions, given when it was still part and parcel of the High School in the High School building, and never since re vived. . Dancing will follow the programme next Friday evening. The interim be tween the plays will be taken up by Mr. Knickerbocker of New York, who will render several tenor solos. THE PATERSON PLANK ROAD. The members of the Board of Freehold ers, accompanied by Engineer Ralph p. Earle, are today making an official in spection of the improvement of the Pat erson Plank Road from the Boulevard to Homestead. The party left the Court House in coaches at 12:30 o’clocfl. The work has been done by Contractors Gallery and Murphy. The improvement of the balance of the road as far as Secau cus will not be begun until spring. Was Dickens’s Secretary. There died In extreme want in Fulham Infirmary, recently, George Dolby, once private secretary to Charles Dickens. When Dickens traveled about the country giving readings, Dolby went with him as manager. He Boswelllzed the novelist, and the tour, too. in a very readable volume. But poor Dolby in some points resembled Harold Skimpole. He was improvident, careless of money, indolent, fond of build ing castles in the air. In his old age, de spite generous friends, be sank steadily In the social scale. THE NEW JERSEY. Plans and Specifications for the Powerful New Battleship. CARRY THE HEAVIEST ARMOR Bureau of Construction and Repair Carried Out the Purpose of Congress. When Congress, In March, 1899, appro priated money for three sea-going coast line battleships carrying the heaviest ar mor and most powerful armament for vessels of their class, it was evidently the intention to provide for vessels more powerful than those of any other nation in the world. The unfortunate provision by _ which the contracting for the vessels was made subject to an agreement as to. the price of armor, while it delayed the work in connection with these important vessels, served one good purpose in making it pos sible to combine with those appropriated for by the Fifty-fifth Congress the two provided for by the act of June 7, 1900. The five new battleships will be the Pennsylvania, New -Jersey, Georgia, Vir ginia and Rhode Island. The Bureau of Construction and Re pair, in the designs for these five vessels, has fully carried out the evident purpose of Congress, and the designs now ap proaching completion in that bureau rep resent five of the most powerful battle ships which have ever been projected. The vessels appropriated for in 1899 are required to be sheathed and copper ed, whereas those of the latter appropria tion have been held by the Navy Depart ment not to be covered by the provision as to sheathing, and the Bureau of Con struction and Repair has therefore de signed two classes of vessels, one sheath ed and the other not sheathed. The de signs have been further complicated by the decision of the Board of Construc tion to fit three of the vessels with the superimposed turret, similar to those on the Kearsage and Kentucky, and to provide the other two vessels with what has been designated the “quadrilateral arrangement” of the 8-inch guns of the main battery. The provisions of the acts for the five vessels have, therefore, been covered by designs, prepared in the Bureau of Construction and Repair, for three sheathed and coppered battleships carrying superimposed turrets, and two unsheathed battleships with the “quadri lateral arrangement” of 8-inch turrets. The general dimensions and chief char acteristics of the sheathed and copper vessels are:— Length on load water line, 435 feet. Breadth, extreme, at load water line, 76 feet 10 inches. Trial displacement, about 15,000 tons. Mean draft at trial displacement about •?4 feet. Greatest draft, full load, about 26 feet. The general dimensions of the un sheathed vessels are:— Length on load water line, 435 feet. Breadth, extreme, at load water line, 76 feet 2% inches. Trial displacement, about 14.400 tons. Mean draft at trial displacement,, about 24 feet. Greatest draft, full load, about 26 feet. In the 15,000 tons represented in each *of these vessels, the many antagonistic qualities essential to a perfect fighting machine have been compromised and in corporated in proportions which experi ence seems to have pointed out as the most desirable and efficient. To begin with, these battleships will have a speed of at least nineteen knots, which compares most favorably with any battleship under construction abroad as well as with any of the projected stage. As all of the vessels previously designed by the Bureau of Construction and Repair have shown material excess of speed over that called for, it may be ex pected that this figure will be exceeded by from a quarter to a half a knot. The vessels will be propelled at this high speed by twin screws driven by two four cylinder triple expansion engines of about 19,000 indicated horse power, having a stroke of four feet, running under con ditions of maximum speed, at 120 revolu tions per minute. The steam necessary to this power will be supplied at a pressure of 250 pounds per square inch by twenty four Babcock & Wilcox straight water tube boilers, placed four in each of six independent water tight compartments. Each ship will carry four 12-inch guns, forty calibres in length, mounted In pairs in Hichborn balanced turrets, having an arc of train of 270 degrees, one forward and one aft in each vessel. Of the eight 8-inch guns, 46 calibres in length, which will be carried on each, in the three sheathed vessels, four will be mounted in turrets of the Hichborn type, super posed upon the 12-inch turrets above mentioned, and four in two turrets amid ships, the amidships turrets having an arc of train of 180 degrees, and in the two unsheathed vessels, all eight 8-inch guns will be mounted in four independ ent turrets, each having an arc of train of 145 degrees placed two on each side at the ends of the superstructure, thus forming a quadrilateral. In each vessel there will be a broadside of twelve 6-Inch rapid fire guns. 60 cali bres in length, mounted six on each side on the main deck, each with an arc of train of 110 degrees, and each will also have twelve 14-pounders and twelve 3 pounders mounted in commanding posi tions and having very large area of fire. In the two lower tops there will be four automatic one-pounders and in the upper tops four single-shot one-pounders. Experience having shown that above water torpedo tubes are not only ineffi cient weapons, but a menace to their possessors, the vessels are fitted only with submarine torpedo tubes. Two of these are located in one compartment, one on each side, fitted for the discharge of the large 18-inch Whitehead torpedo, and pro vision is made for carrying stored in the torpedo room six of these formidable en gines of war. The magazines of the vessels will be specially fitted to enable them to carry with absolute safety in all climates the new smokeless powder, and with this 4ad in view provision Is being made for their artificial cooling by pipes and led from the cold storage system of the vessel In such cases as may be necessary. Provision will be made in the magazines for the stowage of at least sixty rounds each of the 12-inch guns, representing a weight of about 144 tons; 125 rounds for each of the 8-inch guns, weighing about 180 tons; 200 rounds for each of the &-inch guns, the weight of which will be about 100 tons; 500 rounds for each of the 3-pounder and 1-pounder guns, and an almost inex haustible supply of ammunition for the smaller guns. So much for the vessels of offensive qualities. To make their defensive qual ities proportionately great, they are Ip be provided with a complete waterline belt of armor, eight feet in width amidships, 11 inches thick at the top, and eight in ches at the bottom, tapering to a uniform thickness of four inches at the ends of the vessel. They will also have an ar mored belt extending over 245 feet of their length, of a uniform thickness of six inches, rising from the top of the main belt to upper or main deck, and joined at its after end to the barbette of the 12 inch turret by a six inch armored bulk head, and having at its forward end an inclined armored bulkhead from side to aide six inches thick, thus forming a cita del or redoubt within which the six-inch guns will be mounted. The barbettes for the turrets of the 12-inch guns are to be ten inches in thickness for that portion outside of the redoubt or citadel, reduced to six inches in thickness within. The turrets themselves will be protect ed by armor ten inches in thickness, the port plates, however, being eleven inches. The 8-inch turrets will in all cases, whether superposed or independent, be protected by six inches of armor, with six and a half Inch port plates, and their barbettes will be protected by similar armor. The conning tower and its shield will be nine inches In thickness and the armored tubes will be protected by six inches of armor and will be of sufficient size not only to receive all voice-pipes, wiring, etc., but to also prevent of their being used as a passageway, if necessary. In addition to the conning tower, there will be aft a second tower, known as the signal tower, w’hich will be protected by five-inch armor. From the bottom of the water line armor belt there will rise a curved turtle-backed nickel-steel protec tive deck, one and one-half inches thick on the flat and three inches thick on the sloping sides, to make assurance doubly sure that no projectile of the enemy finds its way into the vitals of. the ship. As an /additional protection to stability, a cofferdam belt, three feet in thickness and packed to a density of eight pounds to the cubic foot, will be worked along ■the two sides above the protective deck for the entire length of the vessel. __ The material of construction will, of course, be of high quality steel which has entered into all the vessels of our navy. The main or upper deck, in addition to being built of steel, will be the only one upon which wood is to be laid- The lower decks will be of steel, covered with lino leum or some other like material. The use of wood in the construction of the vessels will be limited even more strictly than it has been in the later battleships, and all wood, except for the sheathing of the bottom, will be electric fireproofed. Bilge keels and heavy docking keels will be fitted. It is proposed to make all of these ves sels flagships, and to do this it is neces sary to make provision for the accommo dation of one flag officer, one commanding officer, one chief of staff, twenty ward room officers, twelve junior officers, ten warrant officers and 658 crew and mar ines, making a grand total of 703. Both officers and crew will have wash rooms, bath rooms and other similar conveniences such as will place the comfort and health fulness of these vessels very high in the scale. • THE BORDEN SUNDAY DELIVERY. Radical Change Made Because Milk Couldn't Be Seonred. The Jersey City branch of the Borden Condensed Milk Company departed from its rigid custom of Sunday observance yesterday, and sent out fifty-five wagons to deliver milk throughout the county. ■Not in a decade, or to be precise/ since the firm established its branch on Montgom ery street in this city, eleven years ago, has a single bottle of milk been delivered on Sunday. It was the company’s usual custom to obtain an unusually large supply on Fri day night and Saturday morning to be delivered for Saturday and Sunday In this manner the drivers delivered milk all day Saturday, obviating the necessity of sending the wagons out on Sunday morning. Manager Stoeckel says that the im possibility of securing enough milk on Friday night and early Saturday morning from the farms In New York State Is the only reason for the change. The Sunday delivery has been held off for a long time, but of late the trade has demanded ah extra delivery, hence the breaking of the iron-clad rule against Sunday delivery. The wagons were sent out early. Sunday morning to deliver in Jersey City, ‘Hobo ken, Weehawken, Bayonne, Ridgefield, New Durham, Union Hill and Fairview. Every driver had finished his route long before noontime. It is the Intention of the management to have the wagons off the streets as early as possible Sunday morning and for that reason the drivers have been instructed to start out much earlier Sunday morning.* INDEPENDENT SOCIAL CLUB DANCE The Young Men’s Independent Social Club and Its numerous friends enjoyed a dance at Pohimann’s on Saturday night. The big pavilion was comfortably crowd ed and all present spent a most enjoy able evening. Mr. G. Steadley was chair man of the committee of arrangements. The other members of the committee were: Messrs. I., Loeddecke, Charles Braun, G. Krop, J. Bott. T. White, P. Kane, J. Walsh and T. Hean. The officers of the club are:—Charles Michael, President; John Galley Vice President; William Driscoll, Financial Secretary; John Bott, Treasurer, and Gustav Bottner, Recording and Corre sponding Secretary. Rothch lid's Costly Wine. Baron Rothschild, of Paris, has bought from Castle Johanntsburg, on the Rhine, 120 bottles of the best sparkling hock pro duced there at the tremendous price of $25 a bottle. The castle was originally a convent of the Benedictines, who planted the cele brated vineyards about it. After passing through the hands of Napoleon I., Mar shall Kellermann and one of the Emper ors of Austria, it was presented by the latter in 1814 to Prince Metternlch, whose descendants still draw a large Income from it. GENERAL RAMSEY LEADS Exciting Race for the Post of Assistant Collector of the Port of N. Y, That which is decidedly Interesting te certain Republicans at present is tnte whose lucky hand a very Juicy plum will soon fall. It is the “Assistant Colleetor shtp of the Port of New York, resident in Jersey City,” an office at present flUed by Counsellor Michael I. Fagen, whose term expires on January 25 next. There are no duties to fuMll beyond drawing the annual pay of 12,000k and II lasts for four years. A very lively race Is on for the place and the names of those said' to be the aspirants are:—General John Ramsey, who held it four years ago; State Committee man Edward 'Fry of Greenville, and Clay land: Tilden, with the odds decidedly on the General winning out. He is a close friend of Senator Sewell. Speaking of the "duties «f the eol lectorship, an amusing story Is told of the late Asa W. Dickinson, who many years ago held the office. Meeting a friend he said:— “The Government Is getting pretty mean nowadays with the assistant collector of the port of New York resident in Jersey City, ahem.” “Why?" interrogated the friend. "Well,” was Mr. Dickinson's reply, “formerly they sent my warrant to me. but now, by Jove, they make me go over to the Custom House in New York to get It." "Is that all the labor attached to the office?" “I guess so. Oh, I forget. There’s something else. There’s the labor of cash ing the warrant and spending the money.” DID UP A SALOON. Water Commissioner Claus Schroeder of Hoboken, had his saloon at the corner of Garden and First streets, damaged to the extent of 1500 last night by two customers who got into a dispute with the barten der over the price of drinks. The men, Joseph Fleming and Joseph Kelly, left the place a wreck, smashing two R#0 mirrors, demolishing the fixtures and spoiling over 1100 worth of wet goods. Fleming got mixed up with one of the broken mirrors and was removed to St. Mary’s Hospital. Kelly has not yet been arrested. “THE MOUNTAIN ROSE” TONIGHT. All indications point to a crowded boast when the curtain of the St. Michael’® Halt stage goes up tonight on the first scene of ‘The Mountain Rose,” a four act drama, which will be produced every night this week until after Thanksgiving. COURT CALENDARS. Circuit Court cases:— Nov. 27, 1900, Nos. 218, 217, 247. Nov. 28, Nos. 210. WEATHER INDICATIONS. 1 ■NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 1900.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M. on Tuesday:—iRain and colder tonight; Tues day fair; winds westerly. Hartnett’s Thermometrleal Report 'Nov. 25. Deg.1 Nov. 26. Keg. 3 P. M. 38 6 A. M.06 6 P. M.411 9 A. M.58 9 P. M.42 12 noon. 60 12 midnight.41| DIED. PESHALL—Died today, Mrs. Maggie M. Peshall, wife of Charlfes J. Peohall. Notice of funeral tomorrow. A SPECIAL EXAMINATION -FOR TEACHERS’ LICENSES will he held In the rooms of the Board of Education, on MONDAY, DECEMBER 10. This examination is intended only for those who apply for vice-principal’s certi ficates, and for certificate* to teach Ger man in the High School. HENRY SNYDER. Superintendent of School*. TAXAPPEA LS/ The Commissioners of Appeal In Cases of Taxation, will meet at the City Hall to receive application for Correction of as sessments where any error exiats, on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1900 From 5 to 9 o’clock P. M., and thereafter from 5 to 9 o’clock (P. M. each Tuesday and Friday and from 2 to I o'clock P. M. each Thursday In December, from 7 to 9 o’clock P. M. each Tuesday and Friday in January, and from 7 to I o'clock P. M. each Friday in February. MORTIMER LA’MPSON, JOHN MEHL, Jr., JAMES F. GANNON, Commissioner*. HARRY HINTBMDN, Clerk. Dated Jersey City, N. J., Nov. 13, 1900. JOBS® LETTER HEADS. ^ BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. P ENVELOPES. CIRCULARS. S3ook Work LAW BRIEFS. ^ PAMPHLETS. PROGRAMMES. CATALOGUES. BY-LAWS.