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ONE CENT LAST EDITION. YOI, XII-NO. 3546.~ JERSEY CITY FRIDAY. DECEMBER 7, 1900. „ sv ■-*“ A f LAST EDITION. ONE CENT LAST EDITION. PRICE ONE CENT? FOR THEJWLE Hudson’s Assemblymen Con fer on Several Measures for the Public Good. TO URGE NEW PARKS Equal Taxation, Franchise Tax and the Recovery of the Water Front. Assemblyman-elect Leon Abbett, Pat rick K. Connolly. John A. Dennin, John J. Fallon, Kilian V. Lutz, Maurice Marks, Edward J. Rice, Peter Stillwell, P. Anthony Brock, George G. Tennant, John H. Vollers and Senator-elect Robert Hudspeth, who will comprise the large majority of the Democratic minority in the Legislature next winter, held a con ference yesterday afternoon in the club house of the Robert Davis Association, on Mercer street. Robert Davis was present at the conference and gave the legislators the benefit of his experience and advice. The first thing considered was a slate to be placed in nomination In opposition to the Republican nominees for United States Senator and the principal offices of the House. It was agreed to support ex Congressman Alvah A. Clark of Somerset, for United States Senator; George G. Ten nant, for Speaker, and Maurice Marks for leader, which position will make him chairman of the Democratic caucus. The minor offices were not considered and it was decided to leave them until the regu lar caucus of the party is held on the morning of the organization of the Legis lature. This matter being disposed of, the con ference next discussed several measures which they will introduce to the next session and ■will use every effort at their command to make laws. Principal among these will be a franchise tax bill on the line of a measure for which Mr. Abbett worked so hard last winter, and which follows closely the Ford Franchise law of Abbett at the last session so worried the Republicans that they passed the so called Voorhees *bill, which was sent forth with a great flourish of trumpets and |eelared to be one of the Governor’s best efforts. There is no doubt about the Governor's efforts, but it was an effort in the inter est of the corporations and the Democrats realize that it is not wrhat it should be and they will try to remedy it. There was some talk of having the bill introduced this year in the Senate by Mr. Hudspeth, but nothing definite was agreed upon. The fight for the rights of t’he taxpay ers of Hudson county will be renewed and another equal taxation measure will be introduced. An effort is also to he made to secure the passage of a measure pro viding for a system of public parks for Hudson county. It is not proposed to create any new board like the Park Com missioners of Essex, but the present in tention is to place the construction and control of the new parks in the hands of the Freeholders. The usual provisions will be for the issuing of and the creation of a sinking fund to provide for their payment. Another measure of great interest to the people of Jersey City and Hoboken which the Hudson men propose to push will be a bill giving those two cities the water front at the ends of their streets. It has never been definitely settled to the entire satisfaction of the citizens that the various corporations Who -have closed the ends of these streets to the public have a clear legal title to the water front, and an effort will be made to get possession of these valuable rights for the cities. Just what form the bill will take was not decided upon last evening. At the close of the conference the legis lators were entertained at dinner by Messrs. Tennant and Marios. The table was spread in the large dining room of the Davis Association's building and an excellent menu was served by the asso ciation's steward. Senator Hudspeth sat at the head of the table with Leader Davis at his right and Leader Marks on his left. The event was entirely Informal and afforded the old and new members an excellent opportunity to get acquaint ed with each other. BOTH LEGS CUT OFF. John Rout: Struck by Drill Engine on Erie Track. John Rentz, forty years old, of No. 336 Market street, Paterson, was struck t_ o grill engine at 6:30 o’clock this morning at Provost and Ninth streets, and prob ably fatally injured. Both legs were cut eft at the knees. Rentz suffered a serious scalp wound. The man was removed to St. Francis Hospital in an unconscious condition. It is thought he will die. Rentz had come to this city in search oi ■work and was just starting out to make the rounds of the downtown warehouses and railroad offices. He walked up the tracks from the depot. As he reachec Provost street a drill engine approaches on the rear and before he could get oul of the way ran him down. KILLED BY A FALL Mrs. Hickey Fell Down Stairs and Broke Her Neck Mrs. Mary Hickey, wife of Thoma: Hickey, died suddenly at her home Wed nesday at the result cf an accident. Mrs Hicked tripped on the stairs as she wa: about to descend to the lower part of th< house. Being old she was unable to savi herself. Her neck was broken by th fall. The funeral will take place from he residence. No. 210 Washington street Saturday morning. It will then proceed ti St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Gram and Van Vorst streets, where a solemi high mass of requiem will be celebrated. MISS NOONAN HEARS FROM BRYAP Miss Julia D. Noonan, daughter of Mi and Mrs. Joseph Noonan, was the re cipient of a letter today from Willlar Jennings Bryan in response to a lette which she wrote him sympathizing wit: his defeat. He thanked Miss Noonan fo her good wishes. Miss Noonan wrote t Mr. Bryan thanking him for his auto graph. MEASLES UNDER CONTROL Director Barker Assures Pupils They Can Attend School in Safety. No new cases of measles have been re ported from the Lafayette schools since the middle of the week. The pupils who are ill with the disease are in no danger and are doing nicely. The classes in the three schools are somewhat empty. Many pupils have re fused to attend until all danger is past. In some instances parents are responsible for the absence of their children. Director Barker has been among the schools and has assured the children that there is no danger of their being taken ill, because of the illness of other pupils, who are confined at their homes. COUNTY COMMITTEE MEETS The organization meeting of the new Democratic County Committee will be held at the rooms of the Davis Associa tion in Jersey City tonight, when officers will be e'ected for the ensuing year. MADE EXAMPLE OF WIRE THIEF. udge Blair Imposed Severe Sen tence in Spite of Pleadings. Two years in State prison on a con viction of petit larceny was the severe sentence imposed by Judge Blair yester day, on John Halter, who stole a coil of wire valued at $10, in Highwood Park. The prisoner's wife and two young chil dren were in court and pleaded for clemency for the husband and father, but Judge Blair was determined to make an example of Holter as a warning to the wire thieves who have been operating here so extensively of late. Edward Ward, a pickpocket, who fol lowed Presidential candidate William J. Bryan from the west, and was arrested in Jersey City with two watches in his pocket, was sent to State prison for three years. One of the watches bore the name of a man in Denver, Col., and the other had been stolen from John KLiernan, of No. 776 Ocean Ocean avenue. Patrick Casey, who rpbbed the clothing of his fellow workmen at the Tidewater Oil Company's works, was also sent to Trenton, for three years. T here had been numerous thefts at the works and Casey, who was suspected was discharged, soon after an employee rissed his month’s pay and a watch, wnicn ne naa leit m a pocket of his clothing in the clothes room. Casey was arrested, the money found in pocket andt he watch at his home. He was released on bail and fled to Massa chusetts, where he was arrested by Detective Griffen and brought back after waving requisition. Phillip Alfonso, who cut several coun trymen with a razor and pleaded guilty to assault and battery, was sentenced to two years at State Prison Joseph Murray and Jacob Beck, who stole five brass journals from the Lacka- j wanna Railroad in Harrison, were sent to the county penitentiary for eighteen months each. James Dietz got six months in the County Jail on the plea of guilty of petit larceny. He stole junk from the ruins of the Bayonne oil fire. Thomas Ryan and Joseph Kendall, who, with Frank Fee, another boy. broke into K. Louis Wittemeyer’s grocery store at Summit avenue and Church street, Jer sey City Heights, were sentenced to thirty days each in the County Jail. Fee. who was in charge of the Probation Officer at the time of the robbery, was sent to the Reform School. WASHINGTON. Holiday Tour via Pennsylvania Railroad Starting Decem'ber 27. December 27 has been selected as the date for the personally conducted holiday tour of the Pennsylvania Railroad to Washington. This tour will cover a period of three days, affording ample time to visit all the principal points of interest at the National Capital, including the Congressional Library and- the new Cor coran Art Gallery. Round trip rate, cover ing railroad transportation for the round trip, hotel accommodations, and guides, $14.50 from New York, $13 from Trenton and $11.60 from Philadelphia. These rates cover accommodations for two days at the Arlington, Normandie, Riggs or Ebbitt House. For accommodations at Willard’s, Regent, Metropolitan or National Hotel, $2.50 less. Side trips to Mount Vernon, Richmond, Old Point Comfort and Nor folk at greatly reduced rates. All ticked? good for ten days, with special hotel rates after expiration of hotel coupons. For itineraries and full information ap ply to Ticket Agents; Tourist Agent, 11S6 Broadway, New York; 4 Court street, Brooklyn; or address Geo. W. Boyd, As sistant General Passenger Agent, Broad Street Station, Philadelphia. BOOM FOR PALISADE AVENUE; Number of Improvements Are Being Blade There. A number of improvements are going on, “in a bunch” so to speak, in the hitherto neglected, yet prettiest section of Palisade avenue, a few blocks above Hoboken avenue. The six big flats that the late Luke Clark started to erect, but which for many months were abandoned ; pending litigation, are nering completion. They are now owned by Mr. Schmidt, the local zither manufacturer, who also ; purchased the old Clark homestead and is . modernizing that building and surround , ing grounds. . Several other of the old fashioned build ings adjacent, that stand well back from . the street, almost hidden in summer by veritable orchards, are also undergoing \ similar transformation. The old two-story I brick McConville stable, across the way, ! is being converted into a dwelling, with a drug store room on the first floor. The grounds in the front of the old home stead buildings will be converted into ter raced lawns. A real estate boom is ex pected in that vicinity. l r 1 r i TAXES ARE COMING IN. City Collector Robert Davis is greatly pleased with the manner in which the tax monies are coming in. Over SSOJ.OCC of the present fiscal year's taxes have been paid in already. DOWN TOWN FACTION WINS Vice Chancellor Emery An nounces a Decision in the Tabernacle Case. There Is no doubt who won the Taber nacle fight this morning, and victory perches with outstretched wings on the banners of the complainants in the suit or downtwon faction. Vice Chancellor Emery came to town this morning and decided the application which was made to him last week to restrain trustees of the First Congregational Church from disposing of the mortgage and the Elks from altering the building pending the final hearing of the suit to set aside the sale of the tabernacle to the Eiks. When the Vice Chancellor opened court there were present Mr. James P. North rup, representing the complainants; John Dennin, counsel for the Elks, and Charles Thompson and Frank H. Hall represent ing the trustees. The Vice Chancellor said that he would grant an order re straining the Elks from making the al terations providing the complainants give bond in $6,000. If the complainants did not give the bond the Elks could go ahead with their repairs, but at their own risk. The Vice Chancellor also announced that he woul- issue an order restraining the trustees from disposing of the mort gage as prayed for in the bill of com plaint. These orders were not signed but will be adv.sed at Newark on Tuesday. KEYSTONE WAITERS' BALL Wood’s Hall Filled With Delighted Giles's Last N’ght, The waiters of the Keystone Restaurant who are known as the Keystone Waiters Association, gave their annual concert and ball last evening at Wood's Hall, on Bar row street. The arrangements were excel lent and the evening was full of enjoy ment. The hall was elaborately decor ated. The courtesy shown to all visitors by the gentlemen in charge was remark able. The entertainment that preceded the dance was admirable. It was ap plauded by the large audience. The pro gramme was:— Mr. Charles Hart, bari tone solo; Pugsley Sisters, duettist; Strap Hill, in ragtime sketches; Mme. Zabris kie, Southern Nightingale in songs, by Estern and Bryant; Miss H. L. Anderson, piano selections, and the feature of the entertainment was a dramatization call ed "The Face Upon the Floor,” by William Estern and Company. The hall was then cleared and dancing was enjoy ed. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs, Monroe, Mr. and Mrs. J. Thornton, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Pelham, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Estern, Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W. Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Madison, Mr. and Mrs. G. Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hectar, Mr. and Mrs. xt. Mirfowe, Mr. and Mrs. J. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. Reham, Mr. and Mrs. J. Westcott, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. L. Cotton, Mr. and Mrs. G. Hensen. Mr. and Mrs. A. Rob'n son, Mr. and Mrs. W. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. W. Pinkston, Mr. and Mrs. A. Herndeson, Mr. and Mrs. W. Perkins, Mr. and Mrs. G. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. J. Nottingham, Mr. and Mrs. H. Per kins, Mr. and Mrs. J. Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. W. Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. H. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. E. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thomp son, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Kinney, Mrs. C. Stark. Mrs. A. Warren, Mrs. Houseman, Mrs. William Lane. Mrs. J. Calloway. Mrs. Alice Clark, Mrs. Alice Clark, Mrs. Alice Fallendor, Misses Sadie and Clara Monroe. A. Kelly, J. Lloyd, S. J. Reid, Katie Laurey, Hattie Guenther, Mabel Monroe, Paustina Sims of New ark, Julia Smith, G. Clark, Catherine Ross, Bessie Ginpard, Louisa Murphy, Martha Woods, Sadie Monroe. The gentlemen who had charge were:— Directors of Dancing, C. H. Anderson and J. Milton Anderson; Assistant, G. Bruce; officers, J. Thornton, President; W. <P. Pelham, Vice President; A. Monroe, Treasurer; W. S. Estren, Assistant Treas urer; C. H. Anderson, Secretary; R. E. Brown, Recording Secretary; W. Hender son, Sergeant-at-Arms. General Com mittee—J. 'H. Madison, W. Carpenter, G. Bradley, E. Winston, J. Hectar, H. Mar lowe, J. Robinson, H. Pelham, A. Stevens, J. Westcott, J. Eighmie, N. Minton, J. ■Bailey, L. Cotton, G. Hensen, J. S. Mc Lane, A. Robinson, C. Peteete, B. Sam mons, W. Thompson, W. Pinkston, A. 'Henderson, W. Perkins, W. Henderson, G. Martin, J. Nottingham, H. Perkins, T. Stanley and W. Simpson. An Old end Well Tried Remedy Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for hilaren teething should a»ways ne used or children white teething. It softens the turns, allays the pain, cures wind colic me Is the beet remedy tor diarrhoea. \pi! v-flve rents per bottle. jCawyers ~ ~ ‘Desiring expedition, neat work and . • < accuracy ...... in the printing of j£aw Work ^Should use the • • • prompt delivery and moderate. price service of the [ Jersey Qty Jfews ' .... WHERE ARE THEY, Your Men Haven’t Done Much Cleaning of Late. The residents of the Heights are up in arms against Henry Byrne, who has again secured the street cleaning and gar bage collecting contracts. They, feel that t'hey 'have been shamefully neglected of late, both in regard to the cleaning of streets and the collecting of refuse. A dozen Indignant citizens have appealed to the police of the Communipaw avenue station within the past few days, seek ing relief from the present disgraceful state of affairs. Heretofore it has been customary for the ashmen to go about Tuesdays and Fridays. One week ago today garbage was collected on the 'Heights in the Ber gen section and since then no ash cart has been visible on the hilltop. The citizens are simply wild over the condition of affairs. They speak of petitioning the Street and Water Board for relief, asking the Board to compel the contractor to do his duty to the public. 'Many hundreds of barrels, boxes and pails are visible on every street in the Bergen section to ornament the sidewalks and dwellings. These are filled to over flowing. The residents have no relief. They have no other places to put the re fuse and ashes. In front of some houses there are as many as half a dozen barrels and boxes. Ocean avenue, just this side of the bridge of the Newark and New York Branch of the Central Railroad, is lit tered with refuse from the barrels that have been allowed to remain on the streets for over a week. Wagons in pass ing have knocked the barrels over and the results are provoking to the residents. The condition of Ocean avenue in this particular section leads up to the ques tion of the condition that all the streets of the Bergen secion are in. Bergen avenue, for instance, one of the principal thoroughfares of the Heights, may be taken as a sample of what the other streets are like. Mud and leaves actually cover the pavement in places for distances of many feet. At the intersec tion of every street, from Bergen Square to the Greenville line, piles of debris can be seen lying in the gutters. Some of these heaps of refuse are in instances a foot high and form a circle covering ten feet of the pavement. There is scarcely a sewer basin along the whole street that is not plugged up with leaves and dirt. As a result of this terrible state of af fairs all the crossing were flooded In the storm of a few days ago. At Kensington avenue a small bridge of planks was built to enable passage at that point. It is possible to go on naming and describ ing street after street where the same filth may be seen lying about as an eye sore to the public. Monticello avenue, another of the most prominent streets, is a sight to behold, and all the intersecting streets are in the same deplorable condi tion. Lafayette streets are subjects for more adverse criticism. Street cleaners are unknown there. Some people will swear that they have seen no street cleaners in months. All of the Lafayette streets are alike in_ filthiness. The residents are de termined that unless something is soon done to better the system of street clean ing they will appeal to the proper au thorities to receive the much needed re lief. PIONEER VEREIN MEETS. Arrange Christmas Festival for Raymond Roth Home. The German Pioneer Verein held last evening its regular meeting. One of its members, Mr. Joseph Wetzel, died recent ly. He was also a member of the Work ingmen’s Sick Benefit Association of New I York, and upon his death his widow was I entitled to $250, but it has not been paid, and the association now refuses to settle it. The Verein has taken charge of the matter for tile widow and has instructed its counsel. Judge Henry Puster, to begin suit for the recovery of the money. Mrs. Katharine De Wall, who applied for readmisslon to the home at the last meeting, was readmitted last evening. There will be a Christmas entertainment at the home Christmas week, and every inmate will receive some gift. The em ployes of the home will also be given a handsome present. All donations of any kind may be sent to the home and they will be thankfully received. The directors last evening thanked all the people who so liberally contributed to the home on last Thanksgiving Day. Bills to the amount1 of $535 were paid last evening. Of this amount $410 was paid for the new steam heating apparatus that was inspected a few days ago by the House Committee and found to be In good con dition. COMPANIES FOR ALLSORTS OFTHINGS Tho Last Catch of Charters Issued at Trenton. (Special to “The Jersey City News.”) TRENTON, Dec. 7, 1900.—Among the charters issued from the Secretary of State’s office yesterday was one to the McCarthy-Reardon Company, of Prince ton, which is to carry on a contracting business and to deal in brick, cement and lumber. The authorized capital stock is $10,000, whicn is divided into sha:e3 of a par value of $100 each. The incorpora tors are all from Princeton, and are as fGllows:—James S. McCarthy, 2 shores; Hannah T. McCarthy, 33 shares; Daniel F. Reardon, 40 shares; Thomas R. Rear don, 5 shares- Mamie E. Reardon, 2) shares. These companies were a’so incorpor ated yesterday:— Singer Automat e Ice Msch'ne Com pany, with a capital stock of $ 00 000. England Manganese Company, with a ; capital stock of $3C0,C00. | Mount K neo Company, with a capi tal stock of $150,000. New Button Sowing Machine Com pany, Wilt: a capital stock of $100,000. Gaillard Shie d Company, with a capi tal stock of $60,000. Union Cap and Chemical Company, with a capital stock of $60,000. The Haliock Company, with a capital stock of $50,000. . Phoenix Croiclb’e Company, with a capital stock of $25,000. /Florida. 'Manufacturing, Dogging' and 'Contracting Qompafty. with a capital : stock o:f. $.0,000. . I Hates ' F re Door C mpany, with a I capital stock of $20,0.0. SPEEDY BUSINESS New Board of Freeholders Gets Its Work Done in Short Order. REPORTS OF INSTITUTIONS Statistics Regarding Inmates of the County Asy lums. The way business was disposed of at yesterday . afternoon’s meeting of the Board of Freeholders made it apparent that expedition as well as reform and economy, was to be a feature of the new county governing body. It was exactly five o'clock when Director Michael Holmes called the meeting to order and in fifteen minutes all the business had been disposed of and the board adjourned. The special committee on the revision of the lists of supplies required for the county institutions during the coming year submitted its report, which was adopted, an on motion of Freeholder Capran the clerk was instructed to advertise in the “News" and several other papers, for bids for the supplies specified. These bids will be received at a special meeting of the board to be held at four o’clock on the afternoon of December 27. The contracts for supplies expired on December 1, and in order to provide for the immediate needs of the several in stitutions a resolution was adopted au thorizing the different committeees to pur chase said supplies as were absolutely necessary until the new contracts are made. Freeholder James J. Kelly offered a resolution setting forth the inadequacy of the present system of manufacturing and distributing illuminating gas at the Snake Hill institutions and calling for the appointment by the Director of a com mittee of five to investigate the same and recommend such improvements as it saw fit. The resolution was adopted by a unani mous vote and the chair appointed as such committee:—Freeholder Billington, Kelly, Kuper, Moran and Nolan. The annual reports ol the wardens of the several institutions were submitted as follows:— Penitentiary—Prisoners, December 1, 1899, 141; employees, December 1, 1899, 31; prisoners received during year, 477; ad ditional employees, 1; prisoners dis charged, 487; pardoned, 2; died, 2; escaped, 1; employees resigned, 1; number of pris oners remaining December 1, 1900, 123; employees, 31. Cost of maintenance— Prisoners, $10,769.80; clothing, $2,560.35; miscellaneous, $13,218.02; salaries, $22,994,94; coal, $6,954.02. Total, $56,497.18. Of the prisoners confined during the year, 257 were first offenders; 48 had been in the institution once before; 21 were there for a third time; 18 for a fourth, and 11 for a fifth time. There were 337 in teroperates; 81 moderate drinkers, and 54 prisoners who did not use liquor at all. All told 2,948 days’ work had been done by the prisoners during the year, away from the penitentiary. In all 9,149 yards of crushed stone were sent away from the hill during the year. Of this quantity 2,344*4 yards went to the Boulevard, 1,500 yards to Secaucus, 99S yards to North Bergen, 898 yards to Pat erson plank road, 785% yards to Kearny, 58314 yards to Paterson avenue. The moneys received from all sources during the year were:—From sale of crushed stone, $1,831.50; old materials, $191.49; costs collected from prisoners, $307.48; board of U. S. prisoners, $1,153.70; total value of work done by prisoners, $12,843.75. Of the year’s prisoners, 4 came from the Trenton prison, 9 from the General Ses sions, and 93, from the Special Sessions Court. The Jersey City police courts sent 136; Hoboken, 145; Bayonne, 108; Union Hill, 27; Kearny, 22; Harrison, 12; North Bergen, 15; West Hoboken, 3; West New York, East Newark and Secaucus, 1 each. The health of the prisoners has been .uniformly good, and the report says that the two prisoners who died during the year were broken in health when they were received at the penitentiary. Asylum.—Patients, December 1, 1899, 5SS; admitted during year, 125. Total, 717. Discharged as cured, 63; died, 58. Total, 121. Remaining December 1, 1900—Males, 243; females, 30S; employes, 41. Total, 592. Cost of maintenance—Provisions, $.39, 607.50; clothing, $2,779.64; miscellaneous, $8,066.07; salaries, $22,561.04; coal, $10,271.54. Total, $83,235.79. Almshouse—Inmates, December 1, 1899, 692; admitted during year, 634; total, 1,326. Discharged during year, 532; died, 104; to tal, 630. Remaining December 1, 1900—Male adults, 31S; female adults, 161; male minors. 112; female minors, 72; employees, 27, total, 690. Cost of mintenance— Ptovisions, $39, 091.83; cl thing, $5,441.94; miscellaneous, $11,535.74; salaries, $17,068.97; coal, $10, 792.10; total, $83,935.08. Average per capita; , $121.69. Warden Ryan collected from various sources $706.64 during the year. The work ! done by the inmates of the Almshouse j was as follows:—Filled 600 feet land; i graded 406 feet road; excavated 6,000 cubic yards of stone and dirt; made 320 bels and 377 pillows; repaired 275 pairs of shoes. A new road to te small pox hospital was also built by inmates of the Almshouse. 150 wayfairers were fed and 75 were lodced over night. Du ring the year 25 inmates took French leave of the institution. The report concludes with the sugges tion that a quarantine be established for new arrivals to prevent possible con tagion. DETECTIVE SHOT IN THE FOOT. Detective David Fall, while on Hudson street, Hoboken, early this morning heard the report of a revolver followed by a stining pain in his foot. Looking around he saw a man flourishing a revolver. Fali placed the fellow under arrest. He was Emil Hanselmann, a steamshij | cook, who had been amusing himself al night by firing off his pistol. Severn , complaints were made to the police aboul | him. Fall's injury was only slight, anc 1 as the prisoner claimed that he intended no wrongdoing, he was released.on pay ment of a light fine in the Recorder'! Court today. Gas for Heating. The convenience and economy of GAS HEATING STOVES during the variable winter months is recognized by all careful housekeepers. Gas heating stoves are clean—no dust, dirt or ashes; can be lighted in an instant; give great heat at low cost, with perfect regulation of temperature. GA.S radiators! GGAS FIRES. (IAS LOGS. All gas heating appliances sold at cost. Purchase now and obtain the full benefit from your stove this fall and winter. Avoid using a coal range in your kitchen this winter, heating your kitchen and kitchen boiler without cost by our new furnace appliance and so retain the advantages of your Gas Range. Installed for $9.75 complete. A Welsbach Lamp gives PERFECT LIGHT. A new and attractive line of Gas Portables for Welsbach Lamps on exhibition at the offices of the Company. Hudson County Gas Co. >»AAAAAAJL THE TRIP HOME. Indications Point to Prince ton Professor’s Aban donment of It. Terradelphia as a home for tramps seems doomed to an early death. It has failed to realize the expectations of the Rev. B. M. Brown, the Princeton theo I logian, who has been attempting to man ; age it since June 30 last, and it is under stood that he will return to his studies i at the seminary. | Three mortgages, aggregating $60,000, i are outstanding, and the holders of the | second mortgage, it is stated, are about to begin foreclosure proceedings. The ; amount of the mortgage is $10,000, and it is held by the Real Estate Warehouse : Company. The first mortgage is held by the Penn Mutual Insurance Company and ; the amount is $35,000. Williamson heirs j hold the third mortgage, ^hich is for | j $15,000. I The institution is now managed by what : is known as the Wayfarers’ Christian So ciety, and Mr. Brown has been the finan > cial man. “Tom” Terradell, who founded the in stitution, and who has been at work in the same line for a dozen years, was rele- j gated to the position of evangelist last June, and he has been conducting the re ligious end of the institution since that time. When Mr. Brown took hold some radi cal changes were made. The workshops were fitted up and the place generally renovated, stock to the extent of $4,000 having been disposed of to friends of the place. Among other things, a hotel was added to the place, and an effort was made to induce workingmen to make it their home. Several workingmen were induced to try the place, but they soon tired of rubbing elbows with the hobo population. Some fifty to seventy-five tramps are always to be fopnd at the place, and when it is abandoned as a wayfarers’ home the work will.be continued by Mr. Terradell. An effort will be made to have Terradel phia continued as the tramps’ home for the winter, but, failing in that, it is known that Mr. Terradell has arranged for a place in the immediate neighbor hood. J. HART BREWER HAS A RELAPSE. Had a Chill Last Evening With Very Serious Consequences. [Special to “The Jersey iCty News.”] TRENTON, Dec. 7, 1900—Former Con gressman Brewer had another serious set back last evening, when at 6 o’clock he was seized with a chill. The effect was so dangerous that it was thought best to send for a specialist, and Drs. Mackenzie and Costill summoned Professor Wood, of the University of Pennsylvania. It is said that the Philadelphia physican ordered no change in the present treat ment, which he highly endorced. Dr. Wood, like the local doctors, found upon diagnosing te case that the principal ail ment of the sufferer was a weakness of the heart and a congestion of the lungs. Dater in the night it was announced that Mr. Brewer was very low and that his chances for recovery were exceedingly slim. A. L. Worthington, a warm friend of the ex-Congressman. and who was with the patient many hours yesterday, says that Mr. Brewer keeps his courage up | and is making a hard fight against the weakening influences of the complica tions. WILL BRING BULLOCK HOME. Monmouth County Officials Bell-ve Virginia Man Is «he Convict. (Special to “The Jersey City News.”) FREEHOLD, Dec. 7, 1900.—Upon receiv ing a telegram from Norfolk. Va.. to the effect that Bullock, the negro murderer, had been captured, the Sheriff sent a de puty and constable to Norfolk to identifv the man and bring him back to Monmouth County jail. No doubt is entertained here that the man captured is the escaped prisoner. A*tm:ti Ho Is Pnl’no). NORFOLK, Dec. 7. 1900.—The wounded negro who was lodged in Portsmouth jail yesterday admitted that he is Bullock, wanted in Freehold, N. J. Bullock’s captors, who still refuse to allow their names to be printed, are North Carolinians. The convict's condition is critical, and it is helievetf he will hardly live to be , hanged. MONEY FOR JERSEY Secretary of the Treasury Tells What Improve ments Are Needed. WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 1900-Secretary of the Treasury Gage late Wednesday submitted to the Speaker of the House, according to law, his annual estimate of appropriations required for the entire fis cal year ending June 30, 1902, appropria tions that must be made at the present session of Congress. Following are the New Jersey items asked for by the Sec retary:— For construction of kepeer's dwelling at Waackaack .Range Beacon $3,500; for re-establishment of ranges at Port Peen Range, Reedy Island Range and Finnis Point Range, in Delaware River, $90,000; for additional keeper’s dwelling at Cape May Light Station, $4,000. For improvements of the Naval Maga zine, Dover, N. J., including a fixed am- i munition house, a shell house, clearing and grading land, road building and gen eral improvements, including a compress ed air plant and air locoi lotives, $65,000, while $100,000 was appropriated for the current fiscal year. For one steamer, 115 to 125 feet long for the proving ground, Sandy Hook, N. J., $50,000, for building and repairing roads and walks and for general repairs of shops, storehouses and quarters at i same, $3,000, for constructing barracks for enlisted men at same place, $40,000; total for Sandy Hook, $93,000 amount ap propriated for present year, $5,200. It is proposed to purchase a larger boat than the one now in use and to secure, if possible, one that has been in use. If a new one is purchased $60,000 will be re quired. For completing improvement at Allo way Creek, $7,COO; improving Elizabeth river, $2,000; continuing improvement of Manasquan river, $10,000; continuing improvement at Mantua creek. $40,OCO; improving Matawan creek. $3,000; con tinuing improvement of Passaic river, $18,000; continuing improvement of Rar itan Tiver, $25,000; continuing improve ment of Shoal harbor and Compton creek, $12,000; improving Shrewsbury river, $10,000; continuing improvement of South river, $12,000; continuing im provement of Delaware river in Penn sylvania and New Jersey, $7C0.0C0; im proving Keyport harbor. $5,000; improve ing of Raritan bay, $45,000. The total customs collections during the year were $155,028,118.94, of whi< h amount there was collected in the State of New Jersey the total of $244,504 40, distributed among the several districts as follows: Bridgeton district, $160.68; Great Eeg Harbor district, $6.S5; New ark district $152,343.15; Perth Amboy district, $92,220.58; Lamberton district, $14.95, and Little Egg Harbor district, $118.28. HUMOR IN THE PATHOS. Monthly Paper at New Woodstock Makes Specialty of Obituaries. [Special to “The Jersey ICty News.”] NEW WOODSTOCK, Dec. 7, 1900.—A unique thing in newspapers is the New Woodstock "Gazette." It is published one? a month, and Dr. A. I* Smith is its editor. The specialty of the paper is death notices. 'Whether the doctor, who edits them, natu al y spec'alizrs in that direction, or whether the obituary de partment in Journalism is the on'y one | not already over spec a ized. is not ex 1 plained. H' re are two of the mortuary reco ds fr m the last number of the “Gaget'e”:— Mrs. Polly Conkhng Marshall took her mpdicine like a Indy, and w the t a mur I mur took the “bus” and alighted at the st t oh where each on. will And his or her place. Stafford Warner—“St-!fff.” as everybody I has railed h'm far more thin fifty ye is, | and o ss bly seventy ft e—has laid d wn ' his armor, which was an axe and a hoe. and made a p ung'. W e her he h:is [stayed under or come t the surface of j the dark river, no o has dared to ln qu re. “Sti ff ' w .s a man of many streaks, and many of them were good, i One thing is certa n his dead body lies ; no lower than a Lnc In or a G ads tone. Rich, warm, healthy blood is given by Hood's Sarsaparilla and thus coughs, colds and pneumonia are prevented. Take it now. PAY YOUR WATER RENTS Since Clerk George Bouton entered upoc his duties as supervising clerk of th« Water Department, payments for arrears in . water rents have been coming in. The people are beginning to understand that Mr. Bouton and those in arrears ror water rents can stave the departments off no longer. There will be men out in all the districts tomorrow turning off watei from houses of those long in arrears. TRACKS ON FERRY STREET. The North Hudson County Railway Company is relaying its tracks down th« recently widened Ferry street. The im provements to that thoroughfare are rapidly approaching completion. The street is now quite a dignified one and is destined to become a leading one in the Hudaon City section. CITY NEWS NOTES The explosion of a gas mantle in the home of James Gaddis. No. 57 Atlantia street, caused some excitement, but little damage, early last evening. The Junction Sports will give their an nual ball at Columbia Hall, Ocean and Cator avenues, on Monday evening, De cember, 24. Wykoif Command, of the Spanish American War Veterans will meet tonight and ararnge for a ball at Columbia Hail, on New Year’s Eve. The Czar’s Door. They are building a new church in St. Petersburg, under the title of the Resur rection, and the main door, which is to be entirely of silver, will weigh 900 pounds. It will cost about $30,000, and is the gift of one of the University professors, eays the “Novosti,” and it will be named "The Czar's Door.” The style will be eighth century Russian. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 1900.—Forecast for thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M„ on Saturday:—Rain tonight and Saturday) winds south to east. Hartnett's Therm ometrieal Report Dec. 6. Deg. ] Dec. 7. Deg. 3 P. M.43) 6 A. M. 44 6 P. M.44f 9 A. \1. 43 9 P. M. 42,12 noon . 41 12 midnight .4lj i8M DIED. HICKEY—Suddenly on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1900. Mary, the beloved wife ol Thomas Hickey. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her late residence, No. 210 Washing ton street. Saturday, Dec. 8, at 9 A. M.| thence to St. Peter's R. C. Church, wher« a solemn high mass of requiem will b« offered for the happy repose of her soul. ilcGLAUGHLIN—On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1900, after a long and painful Illness, Charles E., beloved husband of Mada lene McGlaughlin (nee Tyson.) Funeral services on Saturday. Dec. 8, ai 8 P. M., at late residence. No. 502 Bergei avenue (new number.) Interment at convenience of the family, O'CONNORS—On Thursday, Dec. 6, 1900, John, beloved son of Francis and Josephine O'Connors. Funeral at the home of his parents. No. 268 Eleventh street, on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2 P. M. JOB PWH® LETTER HEADS. ^ BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. ENVELOPES. CIRCULARS. P Siook LAW PAMPHLFTS. PROGRAMMES. ^ CATALOGUES. BY-LAWS.