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QME CENT P ONE CENT U%ST EDITION* Ihm_W8T EDITION. ~V OlT xiil.-NO. 3587." ~'~~TrERSEY~c!T F^T FI tJ rIpTy . Fa VI 'J11t~7~~19)T _ PlUCE^OyE^CENTT^ FAT IN THE FIRE Mayor’s Letter Regarding a New No, 2 School Sets Finance Board Ablaze. ITS PUBLICATION IS THE “NEWS” — Mr. Midlige Grows Sarcastic Over the Purchase of Building Sites. It takes a great deal to ruffle the tem per of uie members of the Board of Fi nance. Mayor Hoos effectively did it yesterday when he sent a communication criticizing the Board for not doing some thing towards building a new No. 2 Pub lic School. The last straw was the fact that this communication appeared in “Tlie News" yesterday before the members were aware of its contents. When this was known the fat was fairly in the fire and it blazed. With the exception of Commissioner Jacob Ringle ail the members were pres ent. While ClOTk Kalaher was reading out the various communications to the Board, the Commissioners were perusing copies of “The News” which the newsboy had just left. Their eyes were riveted on the first column of that paper where the Mayor’s letter complaining of No. 2 School appeared. “Csmmunlcation from his Honor the Mayor,” said Clerk ' Kalaher. who began to read what the Commissioners were ab sorbed in. The' reading finished, Com missioner 'William F. .Midlige asked when the communication was delivered at the office, and Mr. Kalaher replied that he re ceived it about noon. ‘‘Did you show it to anybody?” asked Mr. Midlige of the clerk. umy to yourseii. “Then,” returned Mr. Midlige, turning to his colleagues, "since I have not com municated a single word of that paper . to anybody I am surprised that it should appear in full in "The News” here before we actually had held a meeting. The in formation must have been given to the press by some one else.” All the time President Lembeck was im patiently beating the devil’s tatoo on the table and nursing his wrath to keep it ' warm. He was annoyed, and looked it The Mayor's letter coming on top of an interview which lately appeared in the “News,” in which His Honor said that the Board of Finance in purchasing sites for new schools in the Eighth and Elev enth wards were piling up the city’s in debtedness and adding to the tax rate, was too much for Mr. Lembeck’s endur ance. “This is most extraordinary,” began the president taking up the communication. On the suggestion of the Mayor we bought those sites, and now he comes along and criticises us for doing so. Our board has always acted for the best inter- 1 ests of the city and this communication puts a slight on us which I, for one, do not like, and don't propose to tolerate. We try to do what is Just for the citizens at large and such criticism is extremely unfair. If this communication here be longs to us why is it first given out to others? When we bought the sites we did it as you know gentlemen by the request of not only the Mayor, but the Board of Education, believing that they knew more than we did about the needs for public education. The Mayor appeared before us to urge the purchase. We bought them and he signed the resolution approving of that act. The very next day he abuses us for doing so. I don’t know what others may think of this, but I call it political hypocrisy. (Murmurs of approval from tile board.) He writes communications to us by way of the press," continued Mr. Lembeck, contemptuously throwing the letter on the table, "and by doing so I consider it an insult. (More signs of ap proval from the commissioners.) I for one don't propose to stand such treatment from any man, be he the 'Mayor or a humble citizen. I do my duty and I will not be dictated to by the Mayor or any body else in the discharge of that duty.” Commissioner Midlige rose and said at the outset that he had only intended to speak of the Mayor’s letter and the man ner in which it had been made public be fore the Board saw it, but since Mr. Lem beck had opened up the Mayor’s criticism ot the Board in "The News” interview mentioned, he, Mr. Midlige, must say something of that. "That interview quotes the Mayor as saying in effect that the Board of Fi nance ought to know that by purchasing school sites here and there it was in creasing the tax burdens of the city,” said Mr. Midlige, who resuming in a tone of slight irony added: “And his Honor warned us to be careful about increasing the bonded indebtedness of Jersey City. He said the people were complaining about extravagance in buying these sites. Who personally appeared before us and urged the purchase of these sites? His Honor the Mayor. Who wrote to us, pointing out as a necessity for the pur chase the congested condition of certain i schools The Mayor. In conference then with him and the Board of Education we determined to buy the sites. We passed a resolution to that effect. It was signed by his Honor the Mayor the same day, and yet the ink on his signature had hardly been dry when he rushes into print and heaps abuse on the Board of Finance for what? For doing precisely that which he himself requested us to do and which the Board of Education also requested! “This, gentlemen, resumed Mr. Mid- i llge, slowly and deliberately, “Is a matter which must not be passed over lightly. | The question is: Where is the animus? Why did the Mayor make such criticisms publicity in the press? Is it because he wants to abuse the board, or does he want to strengthen his political standing before the people? Is it that he is reaching out for that which he sees slipping from his grasp. (Here some of the 'members laughed.) To me it is a pitiful exhibition, as -Mr. Lembeck rightly called it, of politi cal hypocrisy. The Interview to which I refer was authentic as the Mayor, if it •were not, had ample opportunity to deny its accuracy. I will go further and say that the board's attention was drawn to this statement of the Mayor and through Rheumatism in ail its forma is promptly and permanently cured by Hood'* Sarsaparilla, •Web neutralizes aiSjdUy of U-e blood. the prose they resented it, but no denial i ever appeared from the Mayor.” Taking up the communication of yester day Mr. Midlige began to dissect it. "I see," he said, "the Mayor speaks of the personal spite of some wiseacres of men who pretend to know better than he. Whom he refers to, and what he means by this reference, I know not; but it is very evident from the language he uses he means to strike at some one here. In his clumsy statement he strikes at the whole board, since our board was a unit in act ing in the matter. "His Honor," resumed Mr. Midlige, with a slight trace of sarcasm, “speaks of one child’s life being worth more than dollars and cents. I agree with him. I have children of my own and love them as dearly as the Mayor does his; but un fortunately I have not yet had the oppor tunity, as he has, of showing the city my high fatherly regard for my children." (This sally convulsed some of the Com missioners.) “I should state now, Mr. President,” said Mr. Midlige, on resuming his seat, "that in future when any communica tion, intended for us, is delivered to this Board through the press, in the insulting ' manner employed by His Honor the May- j or today, we shall at once return it to the Mayor or, better, consign it uncere moniously to the waste paper basket.” Commissioner John Mullins pleaded for the Mayor in this, that the interview1 complained of and credited to His Honor might have been garbled. “I know,” said Mr. Mullins, glancing at the newspaper man, who smiled at the thrust, “that reporters don’t always get things straight, and oftener than not pur posely make things appear the opposite of what you want them to be. I want to be fair with the Mayor and think that in all probability he didn’t utter the words”— “He had plenty of time to deny them; but he didn’t,” interrupted President Lembeek, indignantly. Commissioner J. H. Carnes deprecated the Mayor’s action in giving out the com munication to the press before it reached the meeting, and his criticisms of the Board's action in regard to the purchase of the school sites. The “offending” com munication was then laid over and the incident closed. THE COYLE BALL All Prominent Politicians in the County Attended It. Leader Robert Davis and every Demo cratic politician of importance in Hudson county were present at the annual ball of the Michael J. Coyle Association in Odd Fellows’ Hall, Hoboken, last night. The ball was the largest in point of attend ance ever held by the organization. Freeholder Jacob Kuper was floor di rector. He had for ills assistants Patrick Griffin and Thomas McLaughlin. The reception committee comprised Leon Abbett, Maurice Stack, William Parslow, James Minturn, August Bewig, Abraham Cook, August Grassman, Wm. Branner, Joseph Ladam, D. A. Behan, Carl Ellenbertr Henry Meyer, John McKaig, Thomas McAleer, Richard Carr, Edward Havens, Philip Daab, A. De Ney der,, Herman Hoppe and Richard Katt. The Floor Committee was made up as follows:—John McHugh, A. S. Banner, William Duffy, Theodore Mueneh, William Healy, Timothy Dooley, Ernest Freese, Edward Phalon, Emil Berckmann, Will iam Fitzhenry, Frank La Pointe, M. J. Murray, Henry Kilian, William Rau, j Fred Schaaf, Joseph Vilan, William j Taner, Henry Lange, James Haw and ; David Mayer. The officers of the association are as j follows:—Harry Barck, Jr., president; John McCulloch, vice president; Ernest Fischer, treasurer; Joseph Vilar, finan cial secretary; Fred Hansen, recording secretary; Alfred Lehmann, corresponding secretary; William Crawford, sergeant at-arms. ORGANIZED AID ASSOCIATION. First District Workers’ Conference at Whit'ior House. A meeting of the Friendly Visitors of the Organized and Association was held in Whittier House parlors, No. 174 Grand street, yesterday with Mr. Robert Flem ming in the chair. The First District consists of that part of the city west of the East River to Grove street, stretch ing from the hay to Hoboken limits. Eighteen cases were reported for assist ance within this district during January. ‘Miss "Bradford announced that Mr. I. Veiller, who was to have given a Tene ment House exhibition in Whittier House on Saturday, February 23, would be un able to do so on account of previous en gagements, and It was voted to invite ■Mr. B. R. L. Gould, who is interested in tenement work in New York to take his place. His address will be on “Model Tenements,” which he claims can be er ected at a profit of four per cent, in poor localities. Mrs. B. K. Curtis reported that the Wo man’s Club ‘Philanthropy Department had on hand a consignment of clothing made at the philanthropy meetings for the or ganized aid. Mr. Warren L. Hoagland, Jr„ who is composing a book on the “Poor Daws.of New Jersey,” reported that he was now working on the second volume, which he expects to have ready by summer. Miss Jones, the trained nurse at Whit tier House, reported several cases of sick people visited. The Organized Aid has found Miss Jones services in this capa city most valuable. Among those present were:—Mr. Rob ert Flemming, Miss Badgley, Rev, H. C. Cussler, Rev. Isaac Burts, Mr. War ren D. Hoagland, Jr., Mrs. A. J. Newbury, Mrs. B K Curtis, Miss Bradford, Miss Cassard, iMiss Jones, Miss C. Gopsiil, Mrs. E. Gopsiil, Miss Staiey, Miss Bridges. TUESDAY EUCHRE CLUB Interesting Meeting at Residence of Mrs. Matthews. The Tuesday Euchre Club met Tuesday at the residence of Mrs. William Mattocks on Crescent avenue, where there were the usual number of games followed by the usual handsome prizes, the usual so cial and defreshments. The next meet ing will be held Tuesday, February 19. Among the members of this club are:— Mrs. Pearson, Mrs. E. Clarke, Mrs. Will iam Midlige, Mrs. W. Mattocks, Mrs. E. Janeway, Mrs. George Wilkinson, Mrs. Herbert Scott, Mrs. J. M. C. Thomas, Mrs. Hiram Bennett, Mrs. J. T. McLaughlin, Mrs. Orlando Taylor, Mrs. Charles Krug le'r, Mrs. Walter Jones, Mrs. William Pyle,' Mrs. J. P. Leach. Mrs. F. C. Men agh. Mrs. Charles Kelly. ELKS PLEASE THE LADIES Give Them a Good En tertainment as Prelim inary to Fair. The members of Jersey City Lodge, No. 211, B. P. O. Elks, tendered the ladles, a complimentary social session last even ing In the Jersey City Club, Crescent and Clinton avenues. The ladies were well entertained. The club house was comfortably nnea > when the performance began. The Jar- ; dine Sisters scored a hit with their clever songs and dancing, and Allen and Kings bury were expert musical artists. Miss j Gertie De Witt won considerable ap- ! plause as a buck dancer, and Ashley and j Woolley, as a knook-about team with an j abundance of amusing nonsense, made a pleasing impression. De Bierre, billed as a billiard ball expert, manipulated the spheres with apparent ease and grace. Miss Louise and Harry J. Robrec-ht con c.uded the performance with a number of illustrated (sentimental songs. Refreshments were then served and dancing followed. This committee was in charge:—Oscar E. Kreig, Christie J. McCabe, Thomas J. Lane, Arthur L. Steele, Harry C. Heller and John Glenn. The members of the lodge gave this complimentary entertainment, to the la dies as a way of showing appreciation for the services to be rendered by the ladies on April 6, when the Elks have a fair in the Elks’ Hall. Among those present were:—Mr. and Mrs. John J. Heavey, Air. and Mrs. Charles Al. Austin, Air. and Airs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. James Binns, Air. and Airs. T. Basford, Air. and Airs. Julius Breternitz. Air. and Mrs. J. Burns, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brinkman, Dr. J. J. Brod erick, E. Bonnott, Mr. and Airs. S. J. Blakey, Miss Carrie Blakey, Ralph Blakey. Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Coghill, Air. and Airs. H. Kortz, Mr. and Mrs. W. Cuningham, Colonel and Mrs. A. J. Casse, Air .and Mrs. W. H. Cassidy, Air. and Airs. B. Coyle, Aliss Coyle, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Coblett, Air. and Airs. C. J. McCabe. Air. and Airs. C. A. Dennikie, Air. and Airs. O. A. Doyle, Mr. and Airs. W. S. Emery, Mr. and Airs. W. J. Forsythe, Mr. and Airs. W. Queen, Mr. and Airs. W. J. Callahan, Mr. and Airs. W. C. Farmer, Air. and Mrs. T. J. A. Gartner, Mr. and Airs. T, Glenn, Owen Griffiths, Miss Glenn. Air. and Mrs. J. T. Hazen, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. O’Mealia, Aliss Hazan, Air. and Airs. T. Hughes, Air. and Mrs. J. Has kins, Aliss Annie Denecke-, Mr. and Airs. W. Prescott, Airs. Lindeman, Miss M. fuhlke. Joseph Jordon, Air. and Mrs. O. E. Kreig, Aliss Kreig, Mr. and Mrs. J. Owens, Mr. and Airs. 8. J. Coleman, A. B, Lembeek. John Larkin, Charles Smith, Air. and Mrs. A. A. Steele, Air. and Mrs. Smith, Mr. and Airs. H. Murvihill, Mr. and Airs. F. Lowe, C. F. Luhrmann, Mr. and Mrs. M. Alara, J. E. Alurray, H. G AIcCartin, Air. and Airs. R. McDonald, Air. and Mrs. Al. J. AIcKenna. Air. and : Airs. Stohofer, Dr. Pollock, Aliss Pollock, B. J. Smith, Airs. E. R. Wessels, Richard Duff, Air. and Mrs. T. J. Lape, Air. and Airs. J. Schellenberger, H. Wagner, Rob ert Boyd. Air. and Airs. J. W. Whalet, W. \ F. Wiese, Mr. and Airs. C. J. Workman, i Mr. and Mrs. Norman Rocoe, Mr. and Mrs. L. Vultee. CHASE AfTeUNAIIC, - Police of Three Station's Made Mad Rush for Bayonne Car. The police o£ the Ocean and Communi paw avenue stations, as well as police j headquarters, were given a hot chase : shortly before noontime in 'trying to head off a Bayonne car with an aged lunatic j aboard. Telephone Clerk O’Donnell, at Headquarters, received a message from Bayonne asking him to notify the Ocean I avenue police to head off car No. 628, on ! which the alleged lunatic was escaping. I The Ocean avenue police were rung up. | A cop was hustled out, only to see the car | fading in the distance. This failure was wired to Headquarters. O’Donnell then put the police of the Communipaw ave nue station on the trail. Detective Holtic and three reserves started on a dead run for the Junction. Again were the police left in the lurch. The car had gone. A woman who said she was the luna tic’s sister, was seen on the front plat form of the car which followed elusive No. 628. She was gesticulating wildly, and shouting all sorts of instructions to the police. Holtic dashed into Speer’s morgue at the .Junction to telephone to the ter minal at the ferry. The phone was in use. A police signal box was next pressed into use. Headquarters was appraised of a second futile chase. Then, as a last re sult, Patrolman Nugent was warned to be on the lookout when the car arrived at the ferry. Nugenl spotted his man in a jiffy. The alleged crazy man was indignant when told that he was wanted. Just then the woman who said she was the wife of the j troublesome lunatic got off on the follow ! ing Bayonne car. She made a grand dash for the victim. He submitted and was put on board a west bound car with his wife to go home. The names of the people were not learned by the police. CONNELLY ON FEES. Says He Has Heard of Excessive Charges. The exposure in the “Journal” la3t even- ! ing of the excessive search fees charged by the lawyers and purchasers of Martin act titles has caused considerable discus sion in the City Hall, where the subject has been the theme of much whispered conversation for some time. Rumors have been circulated of collusion between the purchaser and the lawyer for a divis ion of the search fees, and some have even asesrted that many of tlje purchas ers have been employes of municipal de partments. In the office of the Board of Tax Com missioners it hah been the duty of the several clerks for many years to define to taxpayers what the Martin act means, and for tins reason the act has had a special interest for that department. Chief Clerk James E. Connolly when in terviewed this morning Was very ready to talk on the subject. “Rumors have come to me,” said Mr. Connolly, “that this business has been going on, but my attention was particu larly called to It by reason of the fact that it has been hinted that clerks in my department have been dealing in tints certificates. In regard to that rumor I will say, in the most emphatic terms,"That if I find any clerk in my department guilty of this charge l will suspend him at once and let the Board review my ac tion later. I had also heard . it rumored that not only has there been collusion between purchaser and lawyer, but that searches had been made in advance and when a property had been sold under the Martin act should a party desire to re-' deem five minutes after the property was bought the search would be ready and the $100 search fees would be imposed. If this Is true I have no words strong enough to express my contempt for such action.” 3TA1TFKS OF FACT. The A-B-C Corn Starch, one of the very best foods for children, or puddings, etc., wholesale at I). E. Cleary Co.'s stores, Montgomery and Greene streets, Jersey City. C ■' ' . .' ' O '..V1. . Opposition to Mr. Meeker’s * Bill to Turn Them Over to State. One of the many important measures which Assemblyman Ellis Meeker, of Union, has introduced in the Legislature this session will meet with considerable opposition from the savings banks offi cers of the State. The bill provides that savings banks shall file an annual report showing depositors not having deposited or withdrawn any moneys for seven years. The list is to he published in the news papers and after a year has elapsed the amounts remaining unclaimed are to be paid over to the State treasurer, to be inveseted anu to be paid to any person es tablishing a legal claim within fifty years. At the expiration of that time the money becomes the property of the State. There are many hundreds of thousand*. of dollars now in the possession Gf the savings banks of the State that would have to be turned over to the State treas urer under Mr. Meeker’s plan. A law al ready exists requiring the publication, in connection with the annual report of the /State banking commissioner, of a list of all deposits of more than fifty dollars that have remained without any addition or wfthdrawal for a period of ten years. In these large unclaimed depdsits alone there is about $100,000 on hand in the var ious savings banks, but it is deporits for amounts under fifty dollars that are the most numerous. These deposits accumu late in various ways, and vary in sums from $1 upwards. While no close estimate can be given as to the amount that thus remains in the banks, it is known to be many times greater than the amount of deposits of fifty dollars and upwards. It would be an advantage to the general run of depositors to have these unclaimed deposits out of the banking institutions. At present all of these deposits are draw ing interest and as it plies up year after year it greatly reduces the dividends of the live depositors. In the Provident Institution for Savings for this city has just 60 of these unclaim ed deposits ranging in amount from $50 to $11,000, and aggregating about $36,000. Among these is a deposit of $11,398.44 to the credit of John Coyle, who made his last deposit March 13, 1854. In the same bank there is a credit of $5,306.06 to Julius Dressen, a United State soldier, who made his last deposit September 8, 1863, and was probably afterwards killed in battle. Three times different individuals have begun suit against the bank for the Coyle deposit, but have been unsuccessful. The bank always defends these suits in 1 order to protect the rightful owner if he should appear. The officials have no de sire to keep the rightful owner out of the possession of the money, and are always endeavoring to discover the right person. | One of these unclaimed deposits, which lias been in the bank for some time, has at last been claimed by an individual who has established his right to the sum, and will receive it before long. 'Mr. E. W. Kingsland, cashier of the ‘‘Bee Hive” Bank, said this morning that he was opposed to Mr. Meeker's biil, and hoped it would not become a law. He could not see any good reason why the banks should not retain this money as well as the State. A large number of these eo-called "unclaimed deposits” were those which had been made by men who knew where they were and were keeping thir eyes upon them. For reasons best known to themselves, they do not want the families or relatives to know that they have any monej', and ko they let it lie secretly in the hank. They are iiwely , to come for the money at anytime, and if the deposit had been paid to the State the depositor would have to go to the trouble and expense of travelling to Tren ton to get his money. Cornelius Zabriskie, a director of the hank, also said he was opposed to the hill, and considered it a bad measure. KEEP THE TRACKS CLEAR Truck Drivers Make Nuisances of Themselves. The Bayonne, Newark and Belt line cars are ■ delayed considerably each day on Grand street owing to the recent snow storm. Truckmen are to blame as usual. Drivers positively refuse to drive off the tracks at any time until they get good and ready. Consequently thousands of passengers are put to much inconvenience in the morning while going to business, and in the evening while hurrying home to dinner. The snow is not piled so deep on the sides of the tracks as to prevent drivers from pulling oft the tracks. A heavy storm would give them excuse for driving on the rails. The truckmen do not drive on the rails because of feelings of pity for their horses, but out of pure cussedness, as was forcibly demonstrated last evening during rttsh hours. A motorman remonstrated with a burly truckman for holding up traffic Just below the Junction. Immediately there was a challenge is sued by the aggrieved one on the truck. Words were exchanged, and then harsh epithets were brought into use. So the wrangle continued for several blocks, un til a policeman ordered the pugnacious driver to get off the track. Instances of this sort are common. VALENTINE LUNCHEON. Bergen Reformed Ladies Feast From Prettily Decorated Tables. The Ladles’ Aid Society of the Bergen Reformed Church, who hold a luncheon on the first Wednesday in every month, celebrated St. Valentine’s Day yesterday in the church parlors with a feast. There was a splendid attendance, and the table looked especially pretty in its decorations of red aszalias and great red paper hearts pierced with arrows. As for the menu—that consisted of the usual good things, for which the society is no ted. There were Boston baked beans, oys ters, salads, cream potatoes, cold meats, cakes, eoftee, chocolat and a host of other goodies. The Rev. Cornelius Brett, pastor of the church, was present, and gave a brief ad dress in appreciation of the ladies and their good work. Mrs. Peter Sip Van Winkle, president of the Aid, also gave -a few words of greeting. The committee in charge yesterday con sisted of Mrs. E. F. Briton, Mrs. Besson Apgar, Mrs. William Totten. Mrs. S. Van Keuren. Mrs. Davey, Mrs. James Palmer and Mrs. P. K. Greene. Mrs. J. Herbert Potts was appointed chairman of the committee for the March .-luncheon. WOMAN’S CLUB SOCIAL The Woman’s Club meets today at half ■ past three in Hasbrouck Hall for its Feb ruary social. The programme is in th& hands of Mrs. B. K. Curtis, Chairman of the Philanthropy Department, and has been arranged as follows:— “Some Early Philanthropists,” Dr: Madana F. DeHart.; quartette (Mrs. Beach); “The necessity for a room for newsboys at the Pennsylvania ferry," Mrs. Emily Williamson; violin solo, "Chant d’Amour” (Htnsel), Miss Har vee; ‘ Sunshine," Mrs. Cynthia Westover Alden; violin duo, “Carmena Waltz” (Czibulka), Mrs. Hall and Miss Harvee. The new members to be received into the club are:—Miss Maude Butler, Mrs. Henry Chandlers, Mrs. James F. Stewart, Mrs. John Nevin, Mrs. Joseph H. Dickln : son, d ’.y -y . A, ■■■•SVv . , ■,.> BARKER DEFENCE Van Winkle Says to Pro ceed Against Keller Would Be to Disclose It. WILL SOON ASK FOR BAIL Erwin Says He Will Fight Release Until Minister’s Chance of Life Is Determined. One ofthe strange features of the strange ease of Thomas G. Barker, the would-be slayer of the Rev. John Kellar, of Arlington, lies In the fact that al though he is represented as having any number of friends willing to make any and every sacrifice to save him from the penalty of his crime, but a single one of these frien’ds has visited him since his confinement in the County Jail, and this one had not seen Barker in a number of years. With the exception of his counsel, Marchall A. Van Winkle and Albert C. Wall, and a stenographer attached to their office, the stranger who arrived at the jail this morning is the only person who lias called on Barker since he was brought there on Tuesday morning last. He did not give his name, but said he was a boyhood friend of Barker’s, and lived in Brooklyn. , Warden Sullivan sent to the prisoner a note written by the stranger and at Bar ker's request he was admitted to the con sultation room that separates the jail office from ward 3, in which Barker is confined. The two men talked through the heavi ly barred iron door of the corridor until their conversation was interrupted by Stenographer Jones of Lawyer Van Win kle’s office, who wanted to consult with Barker. At noon Mr.. Jones was still there. Lawyer Van Winkle was in the Court of Special Sessions this morning. When asked if he had anything further to say on the Barker-Kellar case he replied;— “I have no desire to try this case in the newspapers. There are no new features. We are simply awaiting developments, and at the proper time will push the mat ter to an issue.” “Will you soon apply for the release of your client on bail?” “I expect to make such application in a day or two.” "Have you seen Mrs. Barker?” “Not personally, but representatives of our office have visited her.” “Does she reiterate the charges made in her confession to her husband on Sat urday last?” "She does, and is prepared to testify to the truth of those charges under oath; humiliating as such a course must neces sarily be to a woman of fine feelings.” "How about her physician's statement that she is a victim of hysteria?” “It is all bosh.” “When will you institute your promised proceedings against the Rev. Mr. Keller for alleged criminal asasult on Mrs. Bar ker?” “The trouble about instituting those | proceedings now is that we would be \ obliged to disclose our defense in the pending case. T'ou can rely upon it we will proceed against Mr. Keller at the proper time.” Further than this Mr. Van Winkle re fused to discuss the case. When seen this morning Prosecutor Er win said:— "Until X am notified that' the Rev. Mri Kellar is absolutely out of danger I will : certainly resist any effort to have his as sailant released on bail. I have not as yet formed any conslusions about the case ■because I have not received the reports of my detectives, who are investigating it.” “Should Mr. Kellar recover the present ; complaint of atrocious assault and bat ! tery will in all probability be presented to the Grand July at its session on Fri day of next week. Further than this I have nothing to say about the case, ex cept that the latest reports seem to in dicate that Mrs. Barker, was a victim of hysteria, and in all probability Mr. Bar ker was hasty in his desire to defend his honor.” DECKER ASSOCIATION FAIR. Committee of Iiadies Appointed to Take ' barge. The Decker Republican Association met Tuesday night and these committees were decided upon to take charge of the vari ous booths and stands of the fair, to take place in the clubhouse on February 14. 15 and 16:— Board of Lady Managers—Mrs. D. C. Smiley, Mrs. Henry J. Joyce, Mrs. W. C. Vile and Mrs. Gray. | Fancy Booth—Mrs. John S. Messier, j chairman; Mrs. Wm. King, Mrs. Ernest J. Poole, Miss Hattie Brooksbank, Miss i W. Leach. I Candy Booth—Miss Henrecka Affeldt, chairman; Miss Lottie Harvey. 1 Grocery Booth—Mrs. L. C. Miller, chair man; Mrs. Philip Baker, Miss Gertie Clarke. Flower Booth—Mrs. Harry Jones, chair man; Miss Florence Jones, Miss Joyce. Refreshment Committee—Mr. Philip Lehman, chairman; Mrs. Philip Lehman, Miss Blair, Mr. Lester Cale. Stationery Booth—Miss Cora Flood, chairman; Miss Frances Flood. Booth Committee—Samuel B. ICing, chairman; Harrison H. Terhune, William Forshay. The committees of club members have been published. A gavel will go to the most popular club, and prizes are to be awarded to the most popular lady pres ent. About two thousand tickets have been sold. * ARCHITECT ROWLAND’S SALARY. The Board of Finance yesterday after noon appropriated $3,000 for the payment of fhe salary of Mr. John T. Howland, architect|to the Board of Education. An Old and Well Tried Remedy. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for children teething should always be used for children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic and is the best remedy i for diarrhoea. Twenty-five- cents per bottle. rv-.v-'V-t.i'. / ’j. The Superior Facilities possessed by the ^_ .. job ,. [FOR THE MERCHANT PRINTING fob the LAWYER DEPARTMENT -£££ of ‘‘The Jersey City News’ ’ enable it to expe- — ditiously and economically perform every FOR THE CHURCH class of printing in a satisfactory manner. ❖---< ►----o When in need of Printing or Stationery TASTEFUL WORK in large or sma11 lots’ caU» write or __ telephone to the office of . , QUICK SERVICE T H F PROMPT DELIVERY . MODERATE PRICES <JLnOCI Vvl 1 I ESTIMATES CIVEN NEWS.. *-+ No. 251 Washington St. Tel. No. 271 COWS A NUISANCE. Bergen Residents Complain of Their Nearness. _ . I The Board of Health will be deluged with petitions within the next week from residents of the west side who are com plaining of several owners of cows. A milkman named Reuben on Sip avenue is said to keep twenty cows in his stable in the rear of No. 328. These animals have been confined for several months in the shanty. What the residents are kicking about is the awful stench said to arise from the manure piles. Mr. Bannon, who resides a few doors from the stable, said that a well in his back yard had been made useless by the drainage from the cow yard. The residents on Freeman street, some distance from Sip avenue, are also up in arms against Morris Koppin, wrho keeps cows in an old shanty on that street. The presence of these nuisances is said to have prevented property owners from building houses in that section. The Board of Health will be asked for relief. BOYNTON EMPLOYES DANCE One of the Gnests Starts a New Fashion for Evening Dress. The third annual reception of the Boyn ton Furnace Company’s Employes was held last night at Columbia Hall, Ocean and Cator avenues. The affair was very well attended, there being over five hun dred present. The grand march was led by A. H. Deiter and Miss Susie Heaton, who were followed by over two hundred. Miss Heaton was presented with-a largo bunch of white roses. About twelve o’clock the supper march took place and fully three hundred sat down to a de lightfful supper. j The Prince of Wales had a rival pres ' ent last night as a leader of fashion. He was a very conspicuous figure in a full dress suit, broad striped pink and whits shirt and tan shoes. Among those present were:—Miss Annie Hefforn, Mr. and Mrs. Cooling, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. Waters, Mr. and Mrs. Kulman, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Link, Mr. and Mrs. John Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Brandt. Mr. and Mrs. Bergmann, Mr. and Mrs. Nick, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Babcock, Mr. and Mrs. Drey, Mr. and Mrs. Slick meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Shields, Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, Mr. and Mrs Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Dawcey, Mr. and Mrs. Cooley.Mr. and Mrs. Nichols, Miss Katie Tanner, Miss Ruter, Miss Fannie Walker, Miss Mamie Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Adams, Miss Kate Haley, Mis3 Kate Sweeney, Miss Bailey, Mr. James Salmon, Miss James, Mr. and Mrs. | Hirshspiel, Misses Johann, Mr. Frank 1 Perry, Mr. James Cosgrove, Mr. Charles i Klein, Miss Shea, Mr. John O'Gorman, Mr. James Colford, Mr. Timothy Kelly, Mr. Thomas Gaffney, Mrs. William Mor ris. Mr. James Meyers, Mr. James P. H. Nicoll, Miss Norton, Mr. Frank Weber, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Dugan, Mr. Noah McKaig, Mr. Joe Geiss. Miss Will iams, Miss Lillian Smith, Mrs. Poster, Mrs. Farrell, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Reuther, Miss Reuther, Mrs. Nf.ege. Mr. Rankin, Mr. McCague, Miss McCague. Mr. Rehan, Mr. Payton, Mrs. Kate Daweey, Miss May O'Day, Miss Emma Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Grandgeine, Mr.Prescott.Miss Cusack. Mr. and Mrs. Phannokock, Mr. Timothy Kel ley, Miss Edwards, Mr. Steele, Miss Mul ler, Miss O’Briter, Mr. Otto Sellheimer. Miss Filse, Miss Monahan, Mr. McLaugh lin, Mrs. Weise. SUNSHINE FOR THE POOR. The Sunshine Legion will present the “Carnival of the Republic” tonight at Haebrouck Hall for the benefit of the tenement house children. There are two hundred in the cast. The proceeds will be used to relieve the poor little ones of this city. JERSEY CITY CLUB EVENTS. The entertainment committee of the Jersey City Club has arranged for a stag euchre to be held on February 14. A vaudeville for ladies and the club mem bers will take place on February 19. PALMA CLUB'S MEETING. The regular monthly meeting of the Palma Club will be held tomorrow even ing. A progressive euchre for members and ladies will be given Tuesday evening, February 19. SLEIGHING ON BOULEVARD Many Merry Parties Take Advantage of the Cold Snap. The Boulevard is in excellent condition for sleighing. The snow has been packed down hard since Monday and a good sur face for sleighs remains. There were a great many jolly parties out last night. The tingle of musical bells could be heard distinctly for blocks through the clear, cold bracing air. The night was a perfect one for the sport. A beautiful moon lighted the popular driveway with its sil very beams, and the merry makers made the most of the favorable opportunity for pure enjoyment. Last night was really the first time that sleighs were seen out. Tuesday evening was a bit too bracing for the enthusiasts. Those who deferred their pleasures until last evening were rewarded for previous sacrifices. The small boy was in his element. Al most every street that runs into West Side avenue from the Boulevard was used as a hill for sledding. Crowd after crowd of young people found fun in the time honored sport of coasting. ---- CHESS CLUB FLOURISHES. New Members Have Joined Recent ly—Tournaments Now On. The regular meetings of the Jersey City Chess Club have been Well attended dur ing the winter season. New chess players of considerable strength have joined the club in the last month and it is expected that the local club will be well represent ed aJi the Slate tournament in Paterson on Washington’s birthday. The interclub tournament is still in progress with vary ing success to the members of the club who are contesting. The new members recently added are: Messrs. C. S. Shaeffield, H. W. Halstead and Richard Frederick. New propositions will be considered this evening. The “Steinitz Memorial Chess Book” 13 ready for publication. It is expected that the local chess players will subscribe to the fund and secure the book at a cost ot $1. The proceeds are to go to the widow of Mr. Steinitz. Mr. Cassel, of the New York “Staats Zeitung,” is the treasurer of the fund. j The commodious quarters at the Palma Club offer comforts to the chess players thoroughly enjoyed by all who attend. Thursday evening is the regular meeting night and all interested in the game are invited to attend. ARCHITECTS INCORPORATED. Institute for Jerseymen Now a Set tled Fact. The New Jersey Chapter of the Amer ican Institute of Architects has been reg ularly incorporated under the laws of this State, the certificate of incorporation having been filed last Monday. The trus tees, as named in the certificate, who will manage the affairs during the coming year, are:—Thomas Cressy, Charles F. Baldwin and Herman Kreitler of New ark, Albert Bayer of Hoboken and Hugh Roberts of Jersey City. The objects of the Chapter as stated in its Constitution are:—“To organize and unite in fellowship the architects of the State of New Jersey, and to combine their efforts so as to promote the artis tic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession.” Applications for membership are now being received. The Constitution and By Laws, prescribing the conditions for ad mittance to the Chapter, are now in print and copies, together with application blanks, may be secured by applying to the Secretary, Mr. Hugh Roberts, No. "6 Montgomery street. TEACHERS’ CLUB SOCIAL The usual monthly social of the Jersey City Teacher's’ Club was held last night in Phillips’ Hail. The attendance was large. The entertainment was a good one. Miss M. Lucy Rabe rendered Suppe's ■'Poet and Peasant,” on the piano, and Mrs. Pauline Arnaud gave two soprano solos. Mies Ira P. Harvie played a violin solo, and Mr. A. H. Moore recited in his usual clever manner. The soloisds were called upon several times to respond to encores. Dancing followed the serving of refresh ments. There were no speakers present laijt evening COGKiNG GLASS. Women Make Crown of Lamb and Fruit Salad. The Cooking Class, being conducted in Phillips Hall, under direction of Miss Feilitz. in connection with the Woman’s Club, has completed half its course. Yes terday .morning the fifth lesson was held, which leaves just five morel The menu consisted of crown of iamb, with green peas and German potatoes! cream of asparagus soup, stuffed peppers with brown sauce, and spaghetti with brown sauce, and fruit salad. The crown of lamb consisted of a rib roast, with the ends of chop bo.*te$ clean ed as for French chops, and the ends of the roast joined, so as to form a spiked crown with a hollow in the middie. Tills hollow is filled with green peas and a circle of German potatoes, tiny little members of the family, browned and ar ranged round the outside of the crown. x ns fruit salad Was also a very pre.tty dish. It consisted of a layer of sliced pineapple with a white grape on each slice, arranged in a circle round a bed of strawberries, with an orange on top and a layer of sliced banana surrounding the/ pineapple. For this a sauce of sherry anq Madeira is made. At next lesson, February 13, the class will learn to make pie crust and tomato blsQue. Among the members are Miss Louise Edge, Mrs. Willard Fisk, Mrs. Joseph Warren, Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. Spencer Weart, Mrs. James Hunt, Mrs. David Warden, Mrs. L. P. Holcomb, Mrs. Jame* Erwin, Mrs. Joel Brown, Mrs. Joseph A. Dear, Mrs. Broome, Mrs. J. G. Staats, Miss Nellie Hassel, Mrs. Ibsen Scott, Mn, Brice Collard, Mrs. James Edwards, Mrs. Robert Hudspeth, Mrs. Geo. R. Hough, Mrs. Wilson Totten, Mrs. Darling, IMrs. Hughes, Mrs. Coyne, Mrs. Carey, Mrs. 'Mount, Mrs. P. K. Green, Mrs. Charle® Ridgeway, Mrs. Ronzone, Miss J. Vaa Horne and Mrs. A. J. Newbury. RAMBLER CLUB MEETS. Study of Greek Drama Continued in Hasbrouck Institute Yesterday. There was an interesting meeting of the Rambler Club yesterday afternoon at Hasbrouck Institute, with an excellent attendance, when the study of the Greek Drama was continued by the reading ot “OediDUs, the King.” The Ramblers are spending their time this year in the reading and interpreta tion of Greek plays. Different members will read the play in sections. Interpret ing as they read, and a discussion will follow. There are no special papers, but in this way many original ideas are brought out, and the club Is learning te discuss freely and with ease. At next meeting, to be held February 20, in Hasbrouck Institute, the club will study “Antigone,” and the members ars expected to have read “Oedipus Colon nos" prior to that date, in preparation. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 1901.—Forecast fot the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M.» Friday:—Fair tonight; snow tomorrow; winds north to east. Hartnett's Yhermometrieal Report Feb. 6. Deg. 3 P. M.23 6 P. M.21 q p \T IQ 12 Midnight *!.*.*.*.*. .* 17 j Feb. 7. Desr. 6 A. AI. 18 9 A. M.If 12 Noou.af DIED. BRADY.—On Monday evening, Feb. 4. 1901, Bryan Brady, beloved husband of Mary Brady. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the fnueral from his late residence, 282 Van Horne Street, Jersey Guy, on Friday, Feb. 8, at 9 a. m.; solemn high mass at 9:20 at Ail Saints' Church, La fayette Street. Interment Calvary Cemetery. MAC KEY—Suddenly, on Wednesday. Feb. 6, 1901, at her late residence, 116 Mercer Street. Carrie F., wife of Smith D. Mackey. Funerai from Grace Church, Erie and Second Streets, on Friday, Feb. a, at 2 P. M. MARSHALL—On Tuesday, Feb. -6. 1901, George Marchali, native of S otland. Funeral from his late residence, iSOti Fourth Street, Jersey City, on Friday, Ftb. 8. a: 2 P. M. STORM—In this city, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1991, Bella Sarvent, wiie of IVm. H. Storm. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral services at her late resi dence. 161 Coles Street, on Friday, Feb. 8, at 8 P. M. Interment at Nyaok, N. Y. BLUBVLEIM-On Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1901, Conrad Bluemlein, in his 76th year. Relatives and friends are respectfully In vited to attend the funeral from his lata residence, 287 Lmbeck Avenue; Jersey j City, on Friday, Feb. 8, 1901, at 2 P. Hi.