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TOI, XIl.~NO. 3,1447
Republicans Will Have a
Hot Time in the Old
Town Tonight.
Eighth Ward Is Likely To
Have the Bitterest
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A bitter factional primary fight is on
in the Eighth Ward. The machine and
the Decker Association are the opposing
forces. The battle takes place tonight in
the ten precincts, where fourteen com
mitteemen and ten members of the Ward
Association are to be elected. The edict
has gone forth that one ticket containing
the names of the fourteen men selected
by each faction is to be voted for at ail
of the polling places. The total vote of
the ward will be counted at the rooms of
the War>ser Club, and the ticket tallying
the most votes will win.
This new plan emanated from John H.
Weastell, the ward leader. He and his
followers hope for good results from it.
Circulars are being sent to the Republi
can voters of the ward. This gem comes
from the camp of the machine men:—
We respectfully ask your support lor
the regular ticket, herewith enclosed,
to be voted at the primary, AVednes
day, December 5.
U is the Organization ticket, made
up oi Republicans who believe ma
jority rule, in acquiescence therein,
and in loyalty to their party and
haelity to its regularly nominated can
These nominees are men of exper
ience and ability, whose policy will
not be to tear down and destroy, rule
or ruin, but who will enthusiastically
support and uphold the organization
and the party, an organization
which has builded well, which has
erected Lincoln Hall as a monument
to the stability and permanence and
your party. This magnificent building
was erected at a cost of fifteen
thousand dollars, and is today without
one cent of indebtedness. Your com
mittee is the only Republican County
Committee in the State which is vested !
in fee simple of a permanent headquar
Harmony and hard work have ac
complished this. Warfare within party
lines creates disruption. Party prin
ciples cannot be sacrificed to satisfy
mere personal ambitions. Only in
unity is there strength.
The circular came in for an unmerciful
roasting at the hands of the opposing fac
tion, who in turn caused to be issued this
The undersigned, enrolled Republican
voters and residents of the Eighth
v, ard, are convinced that a change in
the personnel of the body which di
rects the affairs of our local republi
can politics is essential to future Re
puoiican success in this ward, city
and county, and we purpose to sup
port a ticket at the coming primary
election for county committeemen, in
opposition to the cut and dried affair
of machine manufacture, which can
not be produced without the inevitable
earmarks of the star-chamber process
by which it is evolved.
As honest and independent Repub
licans of the Eighth ward, we are firm
ly of the opinion that the present ma
jority of the Ward Committee must be
superseded by one which will, by con
trast at least, make up in decency
what it may lack in knowledge of po
litical chicanery.
me determination or tne present
ward leaders not to allow separate
precinct primary elections is in com
plete accord with their customary
selfish and buccaneer methods of con
serving their own personal interests.
Confident of their power, but afraid to
provide the honest-minded Republi
can with a rightful and convenient
place to vote, they insist upon joint
primaries, counting upon the usual
very meagre proportion of enrolled
voters appearing there to cast their
ballots, and flaunting their victory in
advance of the election to show their
confidence as to the result of possible
opposition. The intolerant abuse of
the rights of the minority in the
Ward Committee is an object lesson
for the Republican voters of the
Eighth Ward, and the brazen effront
ery of the leader of fhe majority in
pledging in advance the endorsement
by the Ward, Association of the can
didates named by the machine, is. to
our minds, sufficiently reprehensible
to be repudiated at the polls. The
willful and unlawful withholding of
the enrollment books from the in
spection of qualified members, who
demand them for perfectly legitimate
use is another count on which we will
charge our ballots.
The right of the majority to rule is
unquestioned, but It should rule just
and fair; not forgetful of the fact that
the majority is made up of numerous
minorities to which inhere equal in
dividual rights under a free form of
government. Our present political
masters in the ward, and in tact the
county, do not recognize the princi
ple upon which is founded tne prac
tice of equality and justice, and the
result is that the principle lov.ng ele
ment in fhe party are tired, and want
a change. A party management which
cannot unite its own forces, and fos
ter a spir.t of harmony in us own
ranks, cannot, of course, hope to jjam
victories over opponents who are well
organized and in happy accord.
We believe the time is come when
new men are needed to control the
county and ward organization, and
trust that the ticket we present to
you will receive your approbation and
support, and that you will do all in
your power to secure the elect.on of
the gentlemen named thereon.
Fourteen committeemen are to be
elected from this ward to the County
Committee at this primary election,
and to obtain enough of them to cir
cumvent the designs of the machine
men to perpetuate thamse.ves in
power, w,ll necessitate the vote of
every Republican who thinks as we do
in regard to clean politics and Re
publican success.
Chairman Woolley’s term expires this
year, but he is not a candidate for re
election. Last year he appointed himself
a trustee for the four-year term, as by
virtue of this pcs.tion he is e.ig.ble for
the chairmanship of the County Com
mittee. He has said nothing as to
whether he will run again for the office.
The U. S. Grant Association held its
regular meeting last night at. the club
room, Ocean and Woodlawn avenue. Out
side of the reading of reports of the va
rious committee's no business of Impor
tance was transacted.
Owing to the absence of the secretary
of the Entertainment Committee, it was
not known just how the entertainment
given on Thanksgiving Eve turned out,
but the members expect a very satisfac
tory report at the next meeting.
If your stomach is weak It should have help.
Hood's Sarsaparilla gives strength to the
itomach and cures dyspepsia and indisestlon.
Burke and Andrews Sends
Moving Appeal to Voters
The following- circular has been issued
from the headquarteis of the First Ward
Republican Ciub, No. 25J Washington
Jersey City, N. J., Dec. 3, 1303.
Dear Sir—on DcC.muer 5th, D00,
front 7 to 3 p. 'a1., tneer wnl be a
Republican primary election hem at
No. zd2 Wash.ngtoa street, in the office
iormerly occupied oy Frank T. Duck
wood. it .s oi immense importance to
us Republicans ot the First Ward tnat
iou ue there and vote the enclosed
official ballot as a protest against out
side interierence in Fust Ward mat
ters. There is a gang of men in tne
Third ana .f ourth \vards, headed by
a Fourth Ward Agutnaiuo, in open
rebellion against constituted authori
ty. Tne harpies have used a Set of
malcontents .n the First Wa.d as a
sandoag to beat out ihe bra.ns of ail
consistent Republicans. The cluw,
of which the undersigned are officia.s,
has successfully fought against tnese
conscienceless buccaneeis, who are
at this time making the last desperate
effort to get a toe-hola in the Re
puoiican County Committee. We stand
lor home rule and no outside interfer
ene, and we believe you are with us
in the battle. The ward is a Demo
cratic stronghold, in wmch we are ex
pected tana we fulnli the expectation)
to keep uown tne Democratic major
ity. At tne recently passed election,
tnrough tne ceaseless efforts of tne
First Ward Repub.ican Ciub, we poll
ed 410 mure Eepuolican votes than tne
ward showed at tne former congres
sional election. The candidates named
on tne enclosed txkei (which is the
official ballot) represent every section
of the ward and deserve your unre
served support. May we count on you
to aid home rule and b&nisn the
First Ward Republican Club, by
J'AS. ANDREWS, Sec. pro tem.
Board of Finance Buys Prop
erty in the Eighth Ward
For $8,000.
The Board of Finance this afternoon
decided to purchase for $S,<KK) a plot of
land on Claremont avenue, between Jack
son and Bergen avenues, on which to
build the new No. 14 School. Last week
the Board bought fourteen lots on Cam
bridge avet-ae for $10,000. On this piece
of land the new school for the Eleventh
ward will be erected.
The recently appointed architect for the
Board of Education, John T. Rowland,
will as soon as possible begin with the
plans for the buildings.
Malloy Was Only Intoxicated, Not
a Thief.
At 2:40 o’clock on the morning of Au
gust 19 last Mrs. Van Beuren of No. <41
Terrace avenue, West Hoboken, was
awakened by hearing the screen of a sec
ond story window raised. She went to
the room and saw a man on the roof of
the porch about to enter. She screamed
and he jumped down and ran away.
Officer William Nolan, who was pass
ing, noticed the man on the roof of the
porch: saw him raise the window screen,
and heard a woman scream. When the
man jumpe.d Nolan arrested him. He
proved to be Henry Malloy of Reserve
avenue, West Hoboken.
Malloy was placed on trial in the Court
of General Sessions yesterday afternoon
on an indictment charging him with at
tempted breaking and entering.
In his defence the prisoner, who was
twenty-two years old yesterday, said that
on the night in question he was intoxi
cated and went to the home of his aunt,
a Mrs. Gardner, living next door to Mrs.
Van Beuren, to sleep. Knowing that his
aunt was in bed he determined to get to
the bedroom via the porch so as not to
awaken her. He thought he was at the
window of a bedroom in his aunt's house
when he heard a strange woman scream.
Not wanting to be seen, under the cir
cumstances, he tried to escape.
Officer Nolan corroborated the state
ment that Malloy was under the influ
ence of liquor when arrested. This seem
ingly convinced the jury of Malloy’s in
nocence and they returned a verdict of
not guilty. __
Mrs. Musselmaa Buried Today and
Her Husband Tomorrow.
Mrs. Jennie Musselman, who was as
phyxiated with her husband Sunday even
ing in a boarding house at No. 105 York
street, was buried from the morgue this
morning. The interment took place in
New York Bay Cemetery. The mother
of Mrs. Musselman defrayed the funeral
George Musselman will be buried tomor
row morning from Ewing's Hotel, cn
Montgomery, near Hudscn street. Hs
friends will pay for the interment. His
body will be laid at rest beside that of
his wife.
The Street and Water Commissioners
yesterday afternoon instructed the Chief
Engineer to communicate with the North
Hudson County Railroad Company with a
view to having them pave between the
tracks on Summit avenue and all streets
in the Hudson City section used by the
The man who was found dead In Secau
cus Monday night alongside of the tracks
of the Erie Railroad, was identified litis
morning at the morgue by some of his
friends as George O’Dell, of Ringwood,
N. J. It is believed that O'Dell fell from
the train. His relatives win have the body
taken home today.
The Glee Club of Stevens Institute held
its annual contest in Quartette Club Hall,
Hoboken, last night. A large number of
students and their feminine friends en
joyed the programme. Dancing followed
the music. __
The Reading Circle of the Catholic Club
will meet this evening at the clubhouse.
No. 735 Jersey avenue, at 8 o'clock. The
meeting will be ad reseed by Mr. W. B.
Pretty Booths Are Well
Stacked With Ar
The inclement weather ^st evening had
little effect upon the ateendance at the j
fair of Grace P. E. Church, Van Vorst.
The fair is being held in the parish hall
on Erie street by the societies of the
church. It will be held for two nights
The members of each society are work- j
ing hard for its success. As one enters
the hall one sees booths of all shapes,
gayly decorated, well stocked, and in
charge of pretty young women with such
pleasant smiles one can't resist the temp
tation of buying some article from them.
The sales last evening were very good,
considering the weather, and tonight and
tomorrow evening the ladies expect to do
some lively business.
The Rev. George S. Bennitt, pastor, was
present last evening and welcomed all
There is a contest for the most popular .
young lady for a handsome table, which
promises to be vedy exciting before the
close of the fair. Miss Mildred James is
in.charge of it. Another attraction is a
large American flag, to be voted to the j
most popular school or Sunday-school;
Mrs. Huck, Miss Rickerich and Miss Oehl ;
have charge of this contest. A very ex- I
pensive piano stood is also to be voted. :
It is under the care of Miss Lillie Moe,
Miss Gussie Herrmann and Miss Lucy
The booths and the ladies in charge
Women’s Guild, Fancy Table—Mrs. J.
G. Hasking, Mrs. S. K. Stone, Mrs. F.
M. Relyea, Mrs. C. Wienges, Mrs. S. D.
Women’s Guild—Refreshments— Mrs. E.
W. Hodsden, Mrs. M. E. Tripp.
Sunday School Guild—Fancy Table—Miss
M. Sack. Miss M. Ensor, Miss E. Jacob
son, Miss L. Lampmann, Miss L. Cum
Van Vorst" Social Society—Soap and
Perfumes—Miss L. White, Miss E. White,
Miss O. Jefferson.
St. Agnes Guild—Candies—Mrs. F. H.
Bennitt, Miss H. A. Gumbs, Mrs. J. L.
Young People’s Guild—Japanese Pudding
for the children—Miss Elenore Smith,
Miss Eliz Smith, Miss Kate Robins, Miss
Lizzie Michaeli, Miss Gussie Herman.
Klondyke—St. Mary’s Mine—Miss Belle
Nelson, Miss Carrie Nelson, Miss Georgia
Saunders, Miss Bartara Everts, Miss
Jenny Russell.
Lemonade—Lawrence Bennitt, Joseph
Bennitt, Willie Harrison.
Sketch of Life—Miss E. White, Miss
O. Jefferson.
An entertainment is given each even
The entertainment last night was as
follows:—Mr. Isaac N. Quimby, basso
solo; Mr. W. F. Frampton, of Brooklyn,
recitations, and Miss Colville, piano solo.
The officers in charge of the fair are:—
John G. Crawford, president; A. G.
Christensen, secretary, and Mrs. C. Bolt
wood, treasurer.
A fair for the benefit of Janes Metho
dist Church, Summit avenue and Bowers
street, opened last night in the lecture
room. Each society, including the Sunday
school, Epworth League, the Junior
League, the Golden Gleaners, the o..cial
board of the church and the Ladies’ Aid
Society had one or more attractively dec
orated and splendidly stocked booths.
Despite the storm a great crowd attended
and the sale of articles was such as to
lead Pastor Johnston and those in charge
to believe that it will prove, financially,
the most successful fair in the history of
the church. One of last night’s attrac
tions were photograph selections, Mr.
Byron Vredenburg operating the machine.
Tonight the Morris Quartette will give a
concert. __
A series of consecration services started
last evening at Centenary Methodist
Church under the auspices of the Epworth
League. Tonight the Rev. Mr. Owens,
Hedding Methodist Church, will deliver a
sermon. Tomorrow night the Rev. Mr.
Turner of Bayonne will occupy the pulpit,
and on Friday night the Rev. Mr. Hensy
will preach on “Self Examination.”
Dr. B. F. Costa, of New York, will lec
ture this evening at St. Peter’s Hall, on
York street, for the benefit of St. Joseph's
Home. Mr. De Costa is known throughout
the country. His lecture will undoubtedly
attract a large audience. Besides the
lecture theree will be singing by some
well known vocalists of the city. Mr.
Patrick O’Mara will preside.
A linen sale was held in the lecture
room of the Park Reformed Church last
night, under the auspices of the Ladies’
Church Fund Society. The inclement
weather did not prevent a large attend
ance and $30 was cleared. This amount
will go into the society’s treasury.
rs. F. C. Henderson returned
from an extended wedding trip through
the West on Wednesday of last week,
and, after spending Thanksgiving Hay
vrith Mrs. Henderson’s parents. Judge
and Mrs. George C. L. Maes, of Oakland
I and Jefferson avenues, left for Boston,
Mass., where Mr. Henderson is in busi
] ness, and where'they will reside at No.
114 Itoxbury street.
Arboret Council of the Royal Arcanum
will give a grand entertainment at Pohl
| mann’s this evening. It will be followed
by a reception. Arboret Council’s enter
tainment always attracts large audiences
composed of the best people in the Hud
son City section.
An Old and Well Tried Remedy
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for
.hildren teething should a.wavs db used
tor children whhe teething, it softens the
gums, allayy the pain, cures wind colic
tr.d Is th«f beet remedy tor dlenrhoaa.
v.cnty-five cents per bottle.
Clerk of the Street and
Water Board Declares
His Intentions.
Apropos of the new duties which the
Street and Water Eoard Imposed upon
him, Mr. Bouton said this morning:—
"The condition of the water account
is generally understood. As a business
proposition the Commissioners of this
Board have vested me with supervisory
powers in the department with the ob
ject of bettering its financial condition.
"While I reiterate that the assumption
of this duty was wholly unforeseen by me,
and to a large degree unwelcome, I have
chosen to assume it, and with it the re
sponsibility it entails. Realizing the mag
nitude of the undertaking, I would ask
a continuance of that public confidence
which has heretofore been so generously
accorded mi?, and will certainly endeavor
to do my full and complete duty in an
effort to restore t'ne department to a mare
satisfactory footing. To promise success
would be to write myself and egregious
ass, but I do promise that if failure
comes it will come only after I have exer
cised every power at my command and
every energy that I possess.
“It cannot be expected that a complete
and radical betterment can be effected im
mediately, but the process of correction
and elimination will be applied at once
and continued methodically and persist
“Arrears must and shall be paid or
water will be turned off.
“Economies must be enforced.
“Business principles must prevail in
every branch of the service.
“There will be no fear, no favor, but a
rigid adherence to the purpose to be at
tained, it would seem fair that and on
these lines only should judgment be
People Interested in the Man
chesters Visit the Erie.
Quite a number of people, through
curiosity aroused by so much newspaper
talk concerning the Duke and Duchess of
Manchester, yesterday visited the Erie
Railroad yard to take a look at Mr. Zim
merman's private car, which is to convey
the bridal party to Cincinnati. The car
arrived here Monday morning, shortly
after miunight. It stands near the end
of the Erie train shed. It is an ordinary
looking car of a dull red color, with very
little ginger bread work on the outside.
It remained locked yesterday, and vis
itors who hoped to get a glimpse of the
interior were disappointed.
The front and rear platforms are en
closed with brass rails and gates. The
interior is very handsome. It contains a
dining room, kitchen, sleeping apartments
for eleven persons, and an observation
room. Th6 luxurious chairs are uphol
stered with leather and plush.
No orders had been received as to the
time for the departure of the bridal
party. The car is labeled “Cincinnati,
Hamilton & Dayton Railroad, No. 7.”
Announced Lasl Night By Father
The winners of the various contests at
St. Lucy’s recent church fair were an
nounced last night. Miss Mamie Murphy
wore the diamond ring in the popularity
contest. She had 3,377 votes. Miss Delia
McMahon had 774, Miss Bessie Harris 660,'
Mrs. William Bailey 575, Miss Margaret
Lyons 3G5 and Miss Margaret Morgan 270.
Miss Mamie Dugan won in the raffle for
a $20 gold piece.
Other prize winners were:—James Mur
ray, oil portrait of Father Boylan; Miss
Nettie Hawkes, ton of coal and barrel of
flour; Miss Edge, set cf blankets; Miss
Nora Crotty, picture of St. Agnes; Will
iam Cloud, handsome toilet set; Miss Rose
Campbell, banquet lamp; Miss Nellie
Hooper, silver knives and forks; Miss
Josie Hooper, cut glass berry set; Owen
Duffy, live lamb; Mr. Fullem, barrel of
flour; Miss Gussie Reed, eofa cushion, and
Patrick Kenny, carving set.
Father Boylan thanked all who had
contributed to make the fair such a great
John Jensen, who shot and killed John
Sanden at No. 190 Railroad avenue, on
September 19 last, and who has been in
dicted tor the crime, will be examined as
to his mental condition before Judge
Blair this afternoon.
Efforts by Prosecutor Erwin to discover
a motive for the murder failed and the
friends and relatives of Jensen believe he
is insane.
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Shannon Reinstated as Pri
vate of the Fourth
up** Regiment.
Colonel Smith of the Fourth Regiment
caused to be issued an order a few days
ago, in which the court-martial of Cor
poral Joseph G. Shannon was reviewed.
The regimental court-martial tried Shan
non for attempting to strike his superior
officer. He was dishonorably discharged
from the regiment. The National Guard
law does not permit a man to be dis
honorably discharged unless at a general
court-martial. As this was a regimental
proceeding. Shannon could only be re
duced to the ranks or expelled. <
This is the order Issued by the Colonel:—
I. The attention of the commanding
officer having been called by the Adju
tant General to the illegality of the ac
tion. of the regimental court-martial, of
which Major Henry H. Brinkerhoff, Jr.,
is president, in sentencing Corporal Jo
seph G. Shannon, Company B, Fourth
Regiment, to be “dishonorably dismissed
from the National Guard,” so much of
the sentence as relates to the dishonora
ble dismissal of the said Corporal Joseph
G. Shannon is remitted, and he is hereby
reinstated as a private.
II. In compliance with Special Orders
No. 15, c. s. from Division Headquarters,
a hospital and ambulance corps will he
organized in this regiment to consist of
twelve men, one man from each company.
These men may be selected by detailing
men already attached to companies or by
selecting new men and having then en
listed in a company and then detailed
therefrom. Major William J. Parker is
charged with the details of organization
and instruction.
III. The following nights are assigned
for Armory rifle practice during Decem
ber:—Company A, Wednesday, 12; Com
pany B, Thursday, 13; Company C, Mon
day, 10*; Company D, Tuesday, 18*; Com
pany E, Friday, 7*; Company F, Satur
day, 15*; Company G, Tuesday, 11; Com
pany H, Wednesday, 19; Company I,
Monday, 17*; Company K, Thursday, 20*.
* For collar decorations.
IV. The following nights are assigned
for instruction in guard duty, etc., dur
ing December:—Companies A and C, Mon
day, 17th; Companies B and D, Tuesday,
11th; Companies E and F, Wednesday,
12th; Companies G and H, Thursday,
20th; Company 1, Monday, 10th; Company
K, Thursday, 2ith; Company L, Monday,
17th; Company M, Tuesday, 1th. Atten
tion is called to circular No. 4 c. s. from
these headquarters.
By order of Colonel Smith.
BENJ. M. GERARDIN, Adjutant.
The dance of the Second Battalion takes
place this evening.
Police Are Making Raids on
the Dealers.
The Jersey City police ' this morning
waged war on candy dealers who sell -
toxicating candies to minors. Vincent
Calibona, fruit and candy dealer, of New
ark avenue and Walnut street, was under
arrest for selling chocolate drops filled
with rum to children. He was charged
with selling liquor without a license.
It was noticed that the boys and girls
who bought many of the chocolate drops
before going to school would invariably be
very dull and stupid in the close rooms.
Investigation showed that the children
were intoxicated.
Detective Bumsted was making the
rounds today among the dealers in the
intoxicating candies. The dealers were
given notice that they would be arrested
if they attempted to sell any more of this
kind of candy to children.
Calibona, who was arrested, ave bail for
The parents of the children who are
addicted to the use of the drops are great
ly alarmed over the developments. Many
of the children have developed a strong
appetite for drink.
Anti Ring Faction Intends to Male
a Fight.
In the Ninth ward the fur will fly this
afternoon and for a few hours tonight
when the Republican joint primary is
held. Phillips’s Hall has been selected for
the fray. Twelve committeemen are to
be chosen. There is red-hot opposition
between the factions. The anti-ring men
have prepared a ticket and will fight the
machine to the end.
On the anti-machine ticket is the name
of James F. Blackshowe. This individual
not very long ago was one of the strong
est ring men. The contests- that were
held in his place of business on MontJ
cello avenue between the factions are
memorable. He too has left the ring
ranks and he is out hustling for the
anti-ring ticket. Mr. Landrine, who is
at the head of ,jhe anti-machine move
ment, is hopeful of beating the machine.
But one ticket has been selected in the
Sixth ward. The ring holds its joint pri
mary on Johnston avenue, near Pacific
avenue. There will be no opposition.
His Sentence Was Suspended Bat
Promises Weren’t Good.
Charles Laird, of Jefferson street, Ho
boken, who some time ago was convict
ed of uttering worthless checks and was
discharged in the custody of Constable
Michael Kohl, under a suspension of sen
tence, was rearrested by Kohl on Newark
avenue, yesterday afternoon.
Laird had neglected to live up to the
promises made to Juclge Blair at the time
of his release on May 19, last and it is
said that some time in the month of June
he again engaged in the business of utter
ing spurious checks for which he was in
dicted In Bergen County.
Michael Toomey, 50 years old, of Cliff
side, was run down by a train of cars,
last night. He was removed to Hoboken
on the Tugboat Egbert and taken to St.
Mary’s Hospital, where it was said today
that his recovery was doubtful.
Commissioners Will Make
the Necessary Improve
ments at Once.
The Board of Fire Commissioners 'will
probably begin repairs on all the lire
houses in the city after plans have been
discussed at the next meeting. The Com
missioners have made a tour of the De
partment houses and are aware of the
many things that remand attention. Ow
ing to the lack of funds for the purpose
it was deemed advisable to defer opera
tions until the appropriation for 1900-1901
fell due. The present Board will endeavor
to follow out the same efficient system
practiced by the former Board and to
maintain tne same high standard.
Commissioner Erickson has told why
repairs to Are houses were not made in
the summer and fall. One reason was
that the Board would not overstep
bounds and draw on appropriations be
fore the money was ready for them.
This year the Board gets $241,975, as
against $229,750 th^ preceding year. The
Increase of $12,225 was asked for for good
purposes. About $3,700 is being paid for
a new aerial truck, to be used in the
lower part of the city along with old No.
1, at Van Vorst and Grand streets. The
need of a second truck down town has
long been felt in view of the fact that
the down town end of the Department
would be practically crippled should the
lone truck break down. The new appar
atus will be even more modern than No.
1. The house on Wayne street will be
prepared for this addition to the Depart
This new company will be organized be
fore long.
About $5,000 of the increase will be used
for repairs on the house at Summit and
St. Paul’s avenue, and $1,500 is to be used
in fitting up the old Wayne street build
ing for the reception of the new truck
In addition to these extra amounts, the
| usual $3,000 was allowed for the repairs
made each year. Several houses are to
be overhauled. No. 2 house on Sussex
street will undergo renovation. No.
9 on Bergen and Duncan avenues is to re
ceive a new steam heating apparatus.
Radiators will be substituted for the old
pipes and the electrical mechanicism
transferred from the north to the south
side of the building.
The entire building used by No. 10 En
gine on Halladay street is to be overhaul
ed. New ceilings will be put up and re
pairs made to the sleeping apartments.
Both of the Greenville houses and the
houses on the Heights will receive the
necessary attention.
The funds for the erection of the supply
house and training school quarters on
Bright street, come out of the proceeds of
several sales of department relics. The
j training school will be put into operation
immediately upon the completion of the
building. *
There is much speculation as to who
will captain the new truck company. Com
missioner Erickson said that a man who
has had experience in this line will be
transferred from some other company and
a new man appointed to fill his vacancy.
The heavy wind of last evening caused
distruction to a number of trees along
Bergen avenue, especially in the Bergen
section. Hundreds of boughs were broken
off and the streets littered with them. A
big tree at Vroom street and Tuers ave
nue was uprooted shortly after six o’clock.
It fell across the roadway. The police say
that two persons narrowly escaped being
In Lafayette a number of sewer basins
are plugged up with mud and leaves and
the crossings are flooded.
Aa as Usual the Jury Didn’t Be
lieve It.
John Holden was convicted in the Court
of General Sessions yesterday afternoon
of stealing a coil of wire from the Hud
son Light and Power Company in High
wood Park.
Officer John Bauer of Weehawken no
ticed two men, one of whom had a coil
of wire on his shoulder, early on the
morning of September 24 last. As Bauer
approached the men dropped • the wire
and ran. The officer fired a shot and a
citizen, happening along, captured Hold
en. The other man escaped.
The defence was the usual one offered
in such cases, only a trifle more improb
able. Holden, who said he was a junk
man, testified that he had met an un
known man in a saloon. The stranger
had a coil of wire, which he wanted to
sell for $10. Holdep said he offered $7,
but the unknown refused to accept that
amount and left the place. Shortly af
terwards he returned and offered to sell
the wire for $5 and the junkman said he
bought it. He was going home with his
purchase when arrested.
The jury didn’t believe the story and
found him guilty.
Several Aoonsed of Holding Bodies
Longer Than 4he Law Allows.
The County Health Board decided at
Monday afternoon’s meeting to proceed
against certain undertakers accused of
violating the health laws in holding i
bodies beyond the limit presented by law. !
The cases reported were those of Under
taker John Dempsey, of Bayonne, who is
accu sed of burying George Bayne, a
child who died on October 6, ten days
after his death; Undertaker T. M.
O'Brien, of Bayonne, charged with bury
ing a child of Emily and Christian seven
days after its death, and Crane & Co., of
Harrison, who it is said buried, three
months’ old Ana Hahn, who had died on
August 18, on September 10, nearly a
month after the child’s death.
The penalty in connection Is a fine of
$25 and Counsel John J. Mulvaney was
directed to proceed against the accused
undertakers. __
Constable William Wyse, who has been
ill with pneumonia at his home in Hobo
ken for the past three weeks, appeared at
the Court House for the first time yes
terday and was warmly greeted by his
[ brother court officers.
Suit to Enjoin Transfer of
Nearly a Million Dollars
of Stock.
[Special to “The Jersey City News.”]
TRENTON, Dec. 5, 1J00.—The Court of
Errors and Appeals yesterday heard the
opening argument of counsel in the case
of the estate of Israel V. Kelsey against
the New England Street Railway Com
pany and the Boston Safe Deposit and
Trust Company, which came up on an ap
peal by the plaintiffs from a decision of
the Court of Chancery.
The suit was brought to enjoin the de
fendants from transferring to George A.
Fernald, President of the Fair Haven
and Westville Railway Company, 17,950
shares of stock of the Winchester Ave.
nue Railroad Company, valued at between
$800,000 and $900,000.
Mr. Kelsey last March secured an
option on the stock from a committee of
the Board of Directors of the New Eng
land Street Railway Company (a New
Jersey corporation formed to acquire
control of a number of New England trol
ley companies.)
Under Mr. Kelsey’s agreement he was
to pay $1,000 and to deposit $50,000.
Before the time for making the deposit
Mr. Fernald made an advanced offer,
and, it is alleged, prevented the ratifica
tion of the deal by the stockholders.
Mr. Kelsey claimed that the committee
with whom he made the bargain was
deputized to act for the Directors, and it
is mainly on this point that the case
Flavel McGee, of Jersey City, argued
for the plaintiff, Charles L. Corbin, of
Jersey City, opening the defendants’
case, which will be concluded today by
John G. Johnson, of Philadelphia.
Johnson Gets First Assistant
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 190O-The Presi
den yesterday sent to the Senate a large
number of recent appointments. Among
them were William D. Bynum, of In
diana, to be Commissioner to revise and
codify the criminal and penal laws of the
United States;, Jacob Trieber, of Arkans
as, to be United States District Judge for
the Eastern District of Arkansas; Will
iam M. Johnson, of New Jersey, to be
First Assistant Postmaster General.
The first bill introduced by a Jersey
man at this session of Congress was in
troduced yesterday afternoon by Rep
resentative Stewart. The bill provides
for a pension of $72 a month for John
H. Doremus, late Second Lieutenant
Company D, Second Regiment, New Jer- ;
sey Volunteers, Spanish-American War.
It was referred to the Committee on Pen
When the Committee on Military Af
fairs was reached in the House, Mr.
Parker, of New Jersey, called up a bill
to “prevent the failure of military jus
tice.” After some explanation to the
effect that its purpose was to amend the
laws relating to military courts martial
and the civil trials of soldiers, the bill
was passed.
Jury Considered it Self Defence and
Acquitted the Prisoner.
Mark Ambrilla, a carpenter employed
in the Pennsylvania Railroad meadow
shops was acquitted in the Court of Gen
eral Sessions yesterday afternoon of a
charge of having assaulted Charles
Autofsky, a fellow workman.
The two men on May 15 last quarrelled
about a plank on which Ambrilla was
working. Autofsky said the carpenter
called him names and struck him.
Ambrilla testified that he had only de
fended himself when Autofsky and a num
ber of other Pollocks assaulted him. The
jury gave the defendant the benefit of the
Two Chinamen Arrested for Enter
ing the Country.
Sing Young, thirty-four years old, and
Ching Wah, nineteen years old, who left
their native country three weeks ago and
landed in Canada a few days ago were
arrested thism omlng at the Pennsylvania
Railroad depot by Detective Morris, of the
railroad company, and Detective Holtie of
Police Headquarters, charged with break
ing the emigration laws. They came from
Canada by way of Buffalo, on the Dehigh
Valley Railroad. The men were taken be
fore Commissioner Romaine and held to
await the action of the United States
authorities. They will be deported as soon
as possible.
John Inwright Charged By Client
With Embezzlement.
Lawyer John Inwright, of No. 130 High
land avenue, with an office in the Weldon
Building, was arrested at his home this
morning by Detective Robert Pierson of
Police Headquarters on a charge of em
bezzlement preferred by William Giilis,
of No. 140 Lafayette street. The amount
specified in the complaint is $2,000. Mr.
Giilis said that some weeks ago Inwright
sold a piece of property for him for $2 000
and took the money for h.s own uses.
Inwright was held in $1,500 to await ex
amination by Police Justice Murphy Fri
day morning.
Death Lurks In Old Battlefield.
The story of a young farmer in a dis
affected district of South Africa, who re
cently plowed up a parcel of Mauser
rifles, ammunition and provisions, is very
well, but, says the London Daily Chron
icle, it is to be hoped that his plowshare
does not happen to one day strike the
percussion end of a “live” shell. A great
surprise once feel upon a settler of the
Waikato, the scene of our fiercest Maori
war in the sixties. He was leisurely
plowing his field one day, thinking of
nothing in particular, when suddenly
there came an unearthly bang that
“knocked him silly” according to his own
account at the time. When he came to
he saw pieces of the plow scattered
about, with here and there a horse's leg
or head, and he was only thankful that
he had escaped with a whole skin him
self. He sold the farm cheap to the first
"new chum” who passedthat way on th
look-out for land.
Cushing Had His Own
Wagon on the Boat and
Was Helping a
He Died at St. Francis Hos
pital of the In
John Cushing, twenty-nine year* old,
of West Twenty-seventh street, New
York, a driver for the Flanagan-Nay
Brewing Company, of No. 262 Tenth
street, New York, was run over last
evening. He died at St. Francis Hospital,
last night, at 11 o’clock, from the in- {*'
Juries. The body was removed to Speer's
morgue and County Physician Converse
was notified.
Cushing and two other drivers for the
same company were working in this city
all day yesterday with their trucks. They
met at the ferry in time to catch the
same boat. Cushing was first In line.
Because of the rain the tide was very
high and consequently the bridge lead
ing to the boat was a steep climb. After
much difficulty Cushing succeeded In get
ting aboard the boat. He then returned
to the bridge to assist Frank Corrigan,
a driver, of No. 439 West Twenty-fifth
street. New York. Corrigan’s truck as
very heavily loaded and the horses were
almost helpless. With others, Cushing
took hold of the wheels and tried to turn
them so the truck would go forward.
When the truck started he had hold of
a front wheel. With a sudden lurch the
vehicle wrent forward. Cushing was taken
unawares, and, as the truck moved, ho
slipped and fell under the rear wheel.
This wheel passed over his body and he
was badly crushed. An ambulance was
called and Cushing was taken In an un
conscious condition to the hosplal. He
died without regaining consciousness.
Corrigan was arrested on a charge of
atrocious assault and battery at the time
of the accident. After Cushing’s death
the charge was changed to manslaughter.
He was phroled by Judge Blair in the
Court of Common Pleas. The arrest was
merely a matter of form, as there was
no responsibility on his part for the fatal
A defective flue caused some damage in
the apartments of Martin Muller, No. 34
Jordan avenue, yesteeday afternoon. The
blaze was extinguished by the members
of No. 9 engine on a still alarm.
A slight tire occurred In the two story
brick dwelling, No. -435t4 Monmouth
street, at 12.20 this A. M. The flames
were extinguished by members of Engine
Company No. 5. The house was occupied
•by Arthur Burke and family and owned
by John Gallagher.
The Frederick W. Cooper Association
will hold its annual ball at Wood's Hall,
Monday evening, December 24.
The members of the M. J. Doyle Asso
ciation will give a reception at Wood s
Hall this evening.
NEW YORK, Dec. 5. 1900—Forecasts for
thirtrty-six hours ending at 8 P. M., on
colderThursday.:—Tonight and Thursday
fair, colder; winds westerly.
Hartaett’s Thermometrleal Report
Dec. 4. Deg. j'
3 P. M. 49
6 P. M.50'
9 P. 11.431
12 midnight.4Sj
Dec. 5. Deg.
6 A. M. 45
9 A. M.47
12 noon... 48
WASHBURN—On Monday, Oct. 3, 1900. at
his summer residence, Saugerties,
N. Y., Richard C. Washburn, ags3 69
years, 1 month and 26 days.
Funeral at Saugerties, Thursday, Dec.
8, at 3:30 P. M. Carriages will meet West
Shore train leaving P. R. R. station 11:20
A. M., and Franklin street, New York,
at same hour.
STRYKER—Monday, Dec. 3, 1900, at the
residence o£ her sister, Mrs. J. F.
Alpaugh. No. 640 Palisade avenue, Miss
Mattie K. Stryker.
Relatives and friends are invited to at
tend the funeral services to be held at her
late home, Wednesday evening, at eight
Funeral and interment at PittstowH,
N. J., on Thursday, Dec. 6.
HOLTZ—At Jersey City Heights, on Mon
day, Dec. 3, 1900, Robert Holtz, be
loved husband of Mary Holtz, in the
34th year of his age, after a short ill
Relatives and friends are respectfully in
vited to attend the funeral services on
Wednesday evening. Dec. S, 1900, at eight
P. M., at his late residence, No. 80 Reser
voir avenue.
Interment on Thursday morning at
Lutheran Cemetery.
DORIS—On Monday, Dec. 3, 1900, Ann
Doris, beloved wife of Peter Doris,
aged 50 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to at
tend the funeral from her late residence.
No. 273 Grand street, on Thursday, Dec.
6, at 9 A. M., thence to St. Peter’s
Church, where a solemn high mass of
requiem will be offered for the repose of
her soul.

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