Newspaper Page Text
LAST EDITION. ^ LAST EDITION.
ONE CENT J5. ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. VOL. XIII.—NO. 3657 ^ _JERSEY CITY SATURDAY. APRIL" 20, 1901. ~~~ PRIC^ ONE CENT] * M'CILLYFLOWERS Bon Ton Gaiety Girls Discuss the Poster Question, HIGH KICKS AT THE KICKERS McGill McGillified By One Lively Original of Rocky Moore’s Bills. THEY WAHT HIM AT THE SHOW A Serious Scubrette Says the Reform Is More Demoraliz ing Than the Pictures. BARTON HINTS AT POLITICS Says H® Doesn’t Know What the Came Is But There’s One Somewhere. The nastiness experts had their innings j yesterday in regard to the posters, and j today “The News" gives the views of ; some of the ballet girls in the Big Gaiety i Burlesque Company, whose un-MeGillified bills shocked the President of the Police Board. A “News” reporter -went behind the scenes of the Bon Ton Theatre last night. He was given an airy fairy wel come. The members of the company gathered around the reporter, and when they were told that he sought their ex pert opinions on posters, McGillified and j un-McGillified; on McGill, and the de- j eeny of theatrical advertising matter and I such questions pertinent to the all absorb- j big question, they laughed and pirouetted. ! Then they began. Several times the I fireman on duty to guard against fire pleaded with them to let off the draught or they would burn the . house down. ' Several valuable pieces of scenery show ed the affects of the roasting by the warping of the frames and the scaling of the paint. Oh! no, they didn’t roast! They did McGill, McGillism and McGil lified posters to a turn. “We're so gtad you came here, ain’t we, girle? Because we were just itching to say something about the case,” said a pert looking soubrette, with blonde hair and large dreamy eyes. As she put the question to the “girls” she twirled about on one foot and got real kittenish, while her skirts—scant as they were, they were Ekirts, unless a new word has been coined lately—spread out and a billow of lace floateu up, exposing a little more of her shapely underpinning. “Why, we've had those pretty pictures for three years and we went everywhere with them, and no nasty old reformer ever made goo-goo eyee at them before without liking them. Ain’t they funny—really, now?” ’"He's an old codger that doesn't know anything anyhow.” un, it j. oruy naa nim nere now, I d show him a stunt; we-e-e! right off!” and a high haf went sailing into the air. “Indecent! Improper! Ah, the hrute! To talk like that about our pretty pic tures! And did he mean us? I wish my big brother was here.” “Oh, well, don’t you care, girls. We j were told what Jersey was, anyhow. It’s ] a slow town.” “Why dids’t you bring iDr. McGill with you? What does he look like? Is he an old guy with white hair and white whis kers? I bet he's a dried-up dead one. Oh, the ladies in this town must be dead stuck on him. I bet he’s got a, lot of money soaked. Wouldn't I like to tickle him under the chin, though. Is he mar ried? Oh, I suppose he is. But I wouldn’t care. I’d tickle him just for fun.” Thus the ladies went on in an animated fashion, asking questions and answering them themselves. Every one talked at j once and they were all anxious to get into the conversation. The reporter was helpless. He hadn’t a chance to say a word up to this time, hut he was de termined to get In here. “Did—” He got no further. “Cue!” came the command from the stage manager, and "the bevy of pretty girls’’ rushed ®n to cavort some more for the delighted audience. The reporter turned away from the entrance with a sigh. “Young man, a word with you, if you please.” The voice came from about six feet of feminine form and as the reporter looked he felt very kindly toward its owner. She was one of those ballet girls that makes the youthful think of home and mother. The reporter was sure that there was some motherly advice coming and he halted. No, she did not want to warn him against the wiles of that world *he knew so well. She had a few ideas on the question under discussion. She talked in a deep strong voice and as one who had the strength of her convictions. “Young man, I have been in the theatri cal profession for some time. Never mind how long. The situation as it is pre sented in this crusade against what some unversed persons term obscene posters appeals to me as strangely incongruous and unworthy of serious consideration, but as it has gone so far I deem it my duty lo speak a word in defense of my adopted profession and the means we em ploy to reach the public. I remember that I went out with the first troupe that ever—ahem! that is, some time ago. When I began my connection with vaudeville and burlesque companies a friend spoke of the matter of posters and their de cency to me. I waved her aside. That's what the people of this town should de with this gentleman. Dr. McGill. I believe ] his name is. Nothing good can come ! of it. Drawing attention to these matters j is more demoralizing than they are them- j selves. Then the idea of having a lot of people judge the posters, why it’s ab surd. There has never been an objection to that paper before and we have been all over the country. The fact that these trivial matters are consjdered by people who are supposed to have stand ing in the community shows something wrung in the mental makeup I am sure.” “Cue,” again came through the wings, and the girl rushed away. Mayor Hoos, when seen in the City Hall this morning, said:— "If this poster crusade is to continue, why, I can’t Imagine where it is going to stop. If we open a magazine, what do we see? If we go into dry goods stores, what do we eee? Why, the forms of women, showing a style of corset. But the matter is in the hands of the Police Commissioners and Chief Murphy, and I have enough to do here in the office.” City Hall Custodian Emil Datz said:— “When a man gets so that he cannot look upon, works of art without having spasms of righteous wrath, as Dr. McGill has, he should be taken from earth to fill a place above.” Charles Barton, of Barton & Rice, the owners of the “Big Gaiety Burlesquers,” last night said:— “Of course I do not understand what is behind all this nonsense. There may be some petty political situation that I don’t understand, but whatever it is I want to say that this is very trivial all through and it seems to me without sufficient ground. That same paper has been put up in every big town in the country, that -is, every town of 200,000 inhabitants or more, and there has never been any complaint before. It may be that the other towns are not so good as this, but I don’t think so. When men like Dr. McGill start out to do good they can always find much better material than the question of theatrical posters to turn their attention to. I have been in the theatrical profession for about forty years and have been in every town in the States. There was once, in Pitts burg, about eight years ago, a similar incident. A company that went ahead of us was playing' the town, but nothing came out of it in the end. You see the Doctor doesn’t grasp the idea. We mean that picture, which he complains of par ticularly, to appeal to the humorous ele ment. Of course it Is an exaggeration of the ideas of roof garden or concert hall scenes, but there is really nothing vicious or indecent or obscene or even vulgar in it. Only a perverted mind could take such a stand as that occupied by some of those crusaders.” Treasurer Kitchen of the Bon Ton said:— “There is no good reason why this cru sade should be started. For years we j have been carefully going through the j paper sent to us and whenever anything is found that is objectionable, why he take it out and do not display it. We have followed this rule so strictly that advance men and managers, when they come here and see our rules, frequently remark, ‘Why don’t you put a couple of sDires on the top of this house and call it the ‘Bon Ton Chapel?’ ’’ COLONIAL CONSPIRACY CASE Judge Blair Denies Motion to Di»“ miss—Summing Up. The beginning of the end was reached at noon yesterday in the Colonial Insurance Co. conspiracy trial. Immediately after the noon recess Lawyer Speer asked the court te direct a verdict of acquittal on the ground that the State had not made out a case and from the testimony of the State's own witnesses there existed such a reasonable doubt as to warrant the Court directing the verdict asked for. In reply ex-Judge Hoffman said he did not think the Court would take the case from the jury after the trial had lasted two weeks. Judge Blair said that If for no other reason than because the trial had lasted so long, the facts ought to be passed on by the jury, and therefore he felt obliged to let the case go to the jury. The Court then asked if any arrange ment had been made as to the summing up and Mr. Hoffman said that an agree ment had been reached. Judge Blair said that he wanted the case over by Mon day and asked what the arrangements were. Judge Hoffman then stated that Prose cutor Edwin would open for the State, and the defence would respond. Judge Hoffman would then close for the State. Prosecutor Erwin then began the sum ming up with an address on the nature of the crime and the difficulty to con vict in such cases. AVhen Court adjourn ed at four o’clock until Monday morning Prosecutor Erwin had not concluded. COLLEGE CLUB'S MUSICALE The College Club will hold a musicale in the lecture room of the First Presbyterian Church, on Emory street, May 13. for the benefit of the scholarship fund. Mrs. Ian | Jackson, of New York, tenor, will ren der several solos. Mies Louise G. Farrant is chairman of the Entertainment Com mittee. THIS BLACK CAT NOT LUCKY. A black cat upset a lamp which ex ploded and started a blaze in the apart ments of Dominick Vinzellow, at No. 529 Jefferson street, Hoboken, last evening. The flames spread rapidly and kept the firemen at hard work for twenty minutes before they were gotten under control. FALLON ASSOCIATION’S PICNIC The M. J. Fallon Association will meet tomorrow afternoon at the club rooms, Washington and Sussex streets, and ap point the various committees which will have charge of the annual picnic of the association at Greenville Schuetzen Park on June 18. LEG BROKEN ON BREMEN PIER. Joseph Mclver, twenty-four years old, of No. 271 West 140th street, New York, had his left leg broken while at work yesterday on one of the new Bremen piers in Hoboken. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in the city ambulance. FIRST WARD CLUB TO MEET. The First Ward Democratic Club will meet next Monday evening, and ar rangements will be made for a stag, to be held at the clubhouse, Washington and Sussex streets,, some time next month. NO DECISION ON C. R, R. State Tax Board Will Give Its Answer to the Ap peal May 3. No decision was arrived at at the meet ing of the State Tax Board of Taxation in the case of the appeal of the Central Railroad Company for reductions of as sessments on properties at Communipaw and on and under New York Bay, valued at over one and a half million dollars. Edlow Harrison was put upon the stand as an expert on the values of the lands under consideration. He and counsel agreed that it cost the company $110,000 an acre to Improve the properties in dis pute. “The average cost for filling the same,” said Mr. Harrison, “was from $10,000 to $15,000.” Mr. Edwards maintained that the values put by Mr. Harrison as an expert were merely speculative and would not bring even ordinary prices in the open real estate market. Mr. Har rison figured that the northerly piece of the Central Railroad was only assessed at 50 per cent, of its true value; the National Docks Storage Company at 22 per cent.; the most southerly piece of the Central Railroad Company’s proper ty at 52 per cent.; the Blair property at 21 per cent.; the Morris & Cummings property at 32 per cent.; the Pennsyl vania Railroad property at 12 per cent., and the Point Breeze Improvement Com pany at 8 per cent. Mr. McDermott asserted that the Cen tral Railroad Company property was not assessed at its true value. The Board will render a decision at Newark on May 3. KIDNAPS HIS CHILD. Ablett Does All Sorts of Stunts and the Little Girl Is Rescued. Joseph Ablett, of Camden, N. J., was a prisoner today in the Tompklnsville, New York, Police Court. The specific charge against him was disorderly con duct, and the remarkable clothes he wore furnished the principal evidence against him. Ablett was dressed right so far as the top half of him was concerned, a light Fedora hat and a fawn-colored^ overcoat completing that part of his attire. His legs were incased in a short pair of rac ing, trunks that did not reach down to his knees, and below that he wore noth ing but a pair of socks. He looked like a cross between a Highlander and a champion runner. Ablett made his first appearance on Staten Island yesterday morning. He was seen on a wheel pedalling toward the Tompkinsville school house from Staple ton. He mingled with the scholars and paid no attention to Wie jeers of the boys until a little girl approached him. He seized her and started to run. The child seemed to know him and made no out cry. The boys threw rocks at the grotesque stranger until he dropped the little girl, mounted his wheel and escaped. He af terwards appeared at the ferryhouse, where the men jeered him until he threw i handful of $5 and $10 bills at them and then stalked into the waiting room. Here His appearance caused such a commoticn that he was arrested. He said that the ittle girl he attempted to kidnap was his laughter. She os the child of Mrs. Ab tett, who lives on Targee street, Staple ton. She says that Ablett is her husband out that she has not lived with him for eight months. SMALLPOX CONVALESCENTS. Only One Death Feared at Snake Hill-New Nurse, Over one-half the smallpox patients at Snake Hill are now convalescing and Medical Superintendent Dr. George W. King told a “News” reporter this morn ing that he had no fear of any- more of the present cases resulting fatally, with the possible exception of the Douglass child from East Newark. An additional nurse was installed at the pest house yesterday. This is the first time in the history of the institution that the warden and matron were not able to attend to all the cases. There are now twenty-four patients. DETECTIVE FOUND THE WATCH. Detective Bumsted, after a tour of a number of New York pawnshops, suc ceeded in locating an openface gold watch stolen from the home o£ Charles Hill, No. 90 'Highland avenue. The details of the robbery were kept quiet. The theft took place on April 3. Entrance was gained through a basement window. The thieves were scared away before they could gather more boot. GIRL RUN DOWN BY TEAM. Thirteen-year-old Martha Beher, of No. 211 Garden street, Hoboken, was run down by a team and buggy while play ing in front of Public School No. 1, yes terday afternoon. Louis Matthews, the driver of the team, was arrested, but the girl’s parents, despite the fact that she was severely injured, refused to make a charge against him and he was released. MARTIN ACT REPORT NO. 108. The 108th report of the Martin Act Com missioners was submitted to Justice Col lins in the Supreme Court this morning for confirmation. There was only one ob jection, from the Traphagen estate, and the State, after allowing a rule to show cause, returnable next Saturday in that case, confirmed the rest of the report. THIRD WARD CLUB TO MEET. There will be a special meeting of the Third Ward Democratic Club next Wed nesday evening at 8 o’clock in the club house, No. 260 Sixth street. CONTESTS HIS SISTER'S WILL [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] NEWARK, April 20, 1901.—The Orphans’ Court heard evidence in George C. Ward s contest of the will of his sister, Anna B. Ward, which leaves him a trifling sum and bequeaths $10,500 to Miss Ward’s maid Lizzie Dow. Ward charges that is sister was insane. - . ' '• . - ;. v /,',/A, .V’”'-:;,'/ NO SUCH THING AS DEATH So the “Healer” Declares as Little Ida Ellis Dies of Diphtheria. [Special to “The Jersey City News."] PANWOOD, April 20, 1901.—“There is no such thing as death,” declared the Chris tian Science nurse in the home of Leroy J. Ellis in Forest avenue today. “There is no suh thing as death," re peated the mother of eight-year-old Ida Ellis, tossing in delirium on her bed. In the viillage cemetery there was a tiny grave, in which the body of the daughter Ida had been laid at rest during the night. Armed guards patrolled about the house and warned passersby that there was diphtheria within. “There is no such thing as diphtheria," the faith cure healer declared, and from the grief stricken mother's lips came a repetition of the words. Her faith was sublime, but her child was dead. Her other two children, Willie and Dor othy, are also critically ill with diph theria. The “healer” etill remains, and, the doctors come and go, working with all their skill, to save these two little ones. They ignore the healer. 'Willie, the eight-year-old boy, was the first to be stricken. The neighbors say he was taken sick on Tuesday, a week ago, hut Dr. T. W. Westcott, the only physician in Fanwood, was not called in until last Friday evening. Even then it was only when her husband insisted. The doctor immediately diagnosed the ease as diphtheria, and asked why he had not been called before. “There is no such thing as diphtheria,’*' said Mrs. Ehis “Willie is perfectly well.”, The physician went away indignant st' her anger and horrified at the possible results of her course. After conferring*' with his colleagues of the Health Board he ordered -the strict quarantine of the house. Monday night little Ida was stricken with an acute form of the disease, and, although the healers said the girl was well, her father insisted upon sending for Dr. Smith, of Westfield. Every remeoy known to science was employed and the child was just kept alive until Thursday afternoon. Dr. Westcott was at her bed side as the end approached. Turning to the father he said:— “Mr. Ellis, your child is dying, and In a very few minutes all will be over.” .. At this the Christian Scientist nurse spoke up. “Do you mean to say that this child is dying?” she asked scornfully. Dr. Westcott nodded his head. “What nonsense!” exclaimed the nurse. “There is no such thing as death.” The words had scarcely left her lips when the little girl breathed her last. SLEIGHT OF HAND SWINDLE Hoboken Man Bought ,a Dia mond Pin Which Decreased in Value. Two well dressed men entered the shoe store of Louis Lowenthal, at No. 215 Washington street, Hoboken, yesterday afternoon, and after telling the proprietor a story of temporary financial embarrass ment from bad luck at gambling, offered to sell him a handsome diamond scarfpin for $25. They requested him to have the pin examined and appraised by a jeweler next door before he bought it. Lowenthal is fond of diamonds and the offer o.f the men struck him as being such a fair one that he did as requested. The jeweler assured him that the gem was easily valued at $50. Sure of a bargain Lowen thal returned to the men he had left wait ing in his store and paid over the $25. “You won’t regret your purchase,” said the quiet man of the two. "That stone is a beauty. Hold it to the light and see it sparkle. Here let me show you the way." The quiet stranger took the pin from Lowenthal and revolved it rapidly be tween his thumb and forefinger. The stone, as he said, was a beauty and scintillated in the strong glare let through the front window of the store, throwing out dazzling rays like a small sunburst. Lowenthal looked on in admiration and when the stone was returned to him he caressed it tenderly. Proud of his purchase he paid another visit to the jeweler next door, who asked for another look at it. The jeweler’s face dropped at the sight of the pin Lowenthal proffered him. . “Surely this is not the article you paid $25 for?” he said. Lowenthal assured him that it was and would not believe the jeweler was in earnest when he said the gem was paste. But in a moment the truth dawned upon him. In fondling the real gem the quiet stranger had deftly exchanged it for a duplicate which he returned in its stead. The value of the second stone was about $1 retail. Lowenthal ran to Police Headquarters and reported the swindle. The detectives have small hope of being able to arrest the men, as they undoubtedly came from New York. WRECKED AT PORT READING. Captain John R. Dewar, secretary of the New Jersey Pilotage Commission, was advised today that the schooner Damon had sunk off Port Reading, Arthur Kill,. He at once made an inspection of the vessel since it has been reported that it was dangerous to navigation. Captain Dewar found the vessel entirely sub merged and made a report to President D. C. -nase of the Pilotage Commission, who will notify the United States au thorities to remove the obstruction. EWING'S HOTEL SOLD OUT. The auctioneer’s hammer knocked to pieces today an old landmark. All the furniture and fixtures of Ewing’s Hotel, which has done business so many years at the lower end of Montgomery street, were sold at auction this morning. The event brought together a large crowd of bargain seekers and the sale realized a fair price. Whether the building will ever be used again as a hotel, the future alone cdn tell. MATTERS OF FACT. Pavonla Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra large cans, and filled with red. ripe tomatoes, wholesale at D. 13. Cleary Co.’s stores. Ask vnnr rrocey for ’am. ESSEX’SJFFDRT Freeholders Decide on Plans by Which Plank Road Traffic May Be Resumed. TROLLEY COMPANY TO BUILD BRIDGE Cost to Be Considered in Final Adjudication and Counties to Halve Maintenance. It looks now that very soon the Plank Hoad difficulty will be speedily solved and ? raffic along that highway resumed. The news will be hailed with joy by certain business men along the line of the road whose trade has seriously suffered by the closing of the road. The Hudson County Freeholders, as ‘‘The News” told its readers the day be fore yesterday, held a meeting and dis cussed a plan for a sort of modus vivendi. Essex County Freeholders have met and have decided that if the Plank Road Company will put the bridge in shape for safe use, the amount expended shall be considered in the final adjudication of the matter, and that the Essex Freeholders, if the bridge is approved by the county engineer, shall undertake to operate it for a year, claiming the right to charge Hudson county with half the cost of do ing. The ‘‘claim to charge Hudson” means trouble since the Freeholders of this county maintain that Essex reaps greater benefits from the road than Hudson coun ty. Director Holmes said to a “News” re porter this morning:— “The action of the Essex Freeholders seems to have been taken under the as sumption that all Hudson desired was to be relieved temporarily of the care of the Passaic River bridge. This idea probably has its origin in our contention that we had no funds available now to pay for the maintenance of the road and bridges. But it is far from defining our position in tVw» mottpr "No agreement has been submitted to us by the Essex Board and we did not agree to have any agreements submitted to them for their acceptance. All that we have done thus far is to appoint a committee to confer with the represen tatives of our neighboring county to see what they would agree to under the un usual conditions that exist. “One of the conditions we insisted that our committee should demand In con sidering any offer made by the Essex people was that they would pledge them selves to work for legislation to have the care of the Passaic bridge placed perma nently in the hands of Essex. “We did not authorize our committee or counsel to submit any terms under which we would accept the road and bridges, but simply to confer and learn what Essex W’as willing to do. I cannot define Hudson’s position in the matter any more clearly than this.” The agreement was reached last night af a conference when Freeholder Bailey of Essex county’s Committee on Bridges presented this report:— “Resolved, That the Chosen Board of Freeholders of the county of Essex is prepared to recognize any interest that the Plank Road Company may have in the bridge over the Passaic River adverse to this county, and is further prepared to repair, rebuild or renew such bridge and make the same safe and suitable for public traffic, to the fullest extent re quired or permitted by law. “Resolved, That -whereas the represen* tatives of this board have requested the officers of the Plank Road Company to put a valuation upon the interest claimed by the said company in the said bridge, but have as yet received no statement of such valuation and claim, the said com pany be further requested to submit its claim in writing to this board on April 25. “Resolved, That whereas attempts at negotiations have heretofore failed be tween the representatives of Essex and Hudson counties and the Plank Road Company, and a permanent agreement seems to be for the present impossible, the plan for a temporary agreement to last for one year, an outline of which is herewith presented, be now approved by this board in order that the road may be opened to public use.” Copies of this resolution, or temporary agreement, concurred in, were ordered sent to the Hudson County Board of Free holders and the Plank Road Company. So far as the Plank Road Company is concerned it has met the difficulty in all spirit of fairness, offering at its own ex pense to make alterations and repairs to the Passaic River bridge In order that ordinary traffic as well as the trolley car traffic of the North Jersey Street Rail way Company may be safely conducted. Another conference will be held on Mon day, when it is expected such action will be taken to ensure the re-opening of the road within this month. NOHAZINGJT RUTGERS. [Special to ‘‘The Jersey City News."] NEW BRUNSWICK, April 20, 1901.— President Scott at the dinner of the Rut gers College New York Alumni Associa tion announced that there would be no more hazing at that college. He stated that in the future freshmen would be re ceived with open arms as the equals of the hitherto superior sophomores, Junior and seniors. Even the cane rushes are to be done away with and high hats and canes be worn by the freshmen if they so desire. Disposal of Victoria's Feline Pot The disposal of Queen Victoria’s numer ous pets is a matter of no small concern to the persons who are closing up her affairs. The late queen was a great lover of cats. When the court moved it was accompanied by a feline caravan. There were Persian eats, Manx cats. Angora cats, Maltese cats, tabby cats and non descripts, and they all travelled in state. They were placed in wooden boxes with an open wire front and had plenty of clean straw to He on. One Persian cat, of which the queen was especially fond, wears round its neck an elaborate col lar, on which appears in silver letters, “I belong to the queen." Princess Beatrice's especial favorite is a white cat of ordihary breed. The Superior Facilities possessed by the * .. JOB .. PRINTING DEPARTMENT of “The Jersey City News” enable it to expe ditiously and economically perform every class of printing in a satisfactory manner. < FOR THE MERCHANT FOR THE LAWYER FOR THE OFFICE FOR THE LOOCE FOR THE CHURCH TASTEFUL WORK PCK SERVICE PROMPT DELIVERY MODERATE PRICES ESTIMATES GIVEN ►---, When in need of Printing or Stationery in large or small lots, call, write or telephone to the office of . , , THE JERSEY CITY .. NEWS .. No. 251 Washington St. Tel. No. 271 CRAZE FOR SOAP. Elmer’s Womankind Has Bought Enough for Forty Years. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] BRIDGETON, April 20, 1901.—The bus tling town of Elmer, a few miles north of here, has gone soap crazy. Every other woman is, or was, selling soap. ' The premiums offered by a Western manufacturer tempted one or two, at first, to send for the required amount to gain the prizes, and the rest was easy. The local express office was worked overtime to take care of the shipments of soap boxes and articles of furniture, bric-a- i brae, pictures and whatnot sent as pre miums on the several orders. 'Prominent women of the town began to move about with industry and alacrity to find purchasers for the commodity, and there is a sickening drop in the market ! price fromd ten to five cents. The craze threatened to assume the proportions of a social revolution, for some who pur- I chased from one woman were given black looks When another friend called and dis covered that she was too late. When nearly every householder in the 1 town had laid in a stock sufficient to last through a forty-year strike of soapmakers the crisis came with a jump. Mrs. Halie Linch is an aggressive far mer’s wife, residing in Upper Pittsgrove township, and drives to Elmer each morn ing with cans of milk for shipment. She decided that there was money in the soap business, and she arranged to become a general agent. With hard cash, instead of furniture, for premiums, she sold $5,000 worth in a few months and was on Easy street She spent a little time each day in Elmer, and when the glut came Mrs. Linch, it is said, cut the price to three cents a cake. The other women sellers became indig- j nant and put their heads together. In the Elmer "Times” yesterday Mrs. Linch inserted an article declaring that Mayor Edmunds had notified her to come before him; that she went and was ordered to stop selling soap within the borough lim its or pay a peddler’s license. She says the Mayor’s wife was one of the soap agents, and declares that she cannot be scared off. Mrs. Linch offers to meet ifi public de bate the women who, she says, are tiack of the movement to stop her business. One is a leading milliner and two others are foremost workers in the Methodist Church. She wants the debate to take | place in the Elmer postoffice, between 8 ! and 9 o’clock, any week day morning, and invites them if they decline to do this to present in writing the legal objections to her continuing in the business, and offers $5 spot cash to them in return for which ever proposition they accept. The offer has not been accepted as yet. -.-- , Convalscent Nurses. In the line of trained nursing a new de parture has been taken which will ap peal to the housekeeper who has strug gled with the question of home nursing or its alternative, says the New York “Herald.” Convalescent nurses are train ed to take care of the patient during the last few weeks of a fever or other lin gering sickness before he Is well enough | to go out and yet demands companion- j ship. The duties are light, consisting merely of reading aloud, giving tonics, ; keeping the depressed spirits up, seeing | that the invalid does not overdo, and ail j the hundred and one things which the oc- ' casion demands. Of course, the salary is not so great as ’ I it would be if more detailed attention 1 were required, but by means of this ' change many a nurse who could not spend j the time and money necessary to take ; the full course at a training school and hospital is enabled to begin her duties in ! this way, while the boon to the average I invalid is a great one. enabling a nurse 1 to be retained during the trying weeks !. which succeed a dangerous illness, when otherwise the family would be obliged J often to do the hundred and one' little things which a querulous patient demands and which are so fagging. While the salary of tile expert nurse is I from $25 a week up. that of the conval escent nurse is about $S or $10, and yet her work may be as satisfactory as that ! of the other. Spring Fever. Storing fever has arrived. It always comes ahead of the calendar. Generally | It is announced by advertisements telling ! of remedies that will cure the tired feel- i in*. Occasionally a bluebird comes along ; to sound a note, and, finally, under the i leaves some one finds a snowdrop or a j violet, and everybody begins to grow i weary. The disease is largely mental and I the sovereign cure for It la work.—The i Saturday Evening Post. j THE CORPORATION GRIND A Number of Companies File Articles at Trenton. [Special to "The Jersey City News."] TRENTON, April 20, lKn.—Articles of in corporation for the following companies Were filed yesterday in the office of the Secretary of State:— American Flour Manufacturing Com pany, with a capital stock of $125,006. The principal office is at Vineland, and the company’s agent Is Edwin F. Miller. The incorporators, all of whom are from Vine land, are Henry S. Morris, Adaline J. Morris and George Cunning. King Mercantile Company, with a capi tal stock of $50,000. The Electric Railroad Construction Company, of Perth Amboy, with a capital stock of $100,000. The incorporators are Sidney Riddlestorffer, A. Clayton Clark and William A. McCoy. Mexican Process Company, with a capi tal stock of $125,000. Whitney Car Wheel Company, of Cam den, witn a capital stock of $150,000. The incorporators are Thomas IB. Whitney, Joseph P. Mumford, Francis Schumann, John Thomas, T. Fernley Brooks, J. Lan caster Dailey, ail of Philadelphia, and William S. Darnell, of Camden. The Globe Navigation Company, with a capital stock of $1,000,000. The New Auditorium Pier Company, to conduct a seaside resort amusement pier, with a capital stock of $100,000. The in corporators are:—Edgar A. Tennis, Homer A. Rau and W. B. Wolcott, ot Camden. This is said to be a reorganization of the Atlantic City auditorium pier. Cloverbrook Farm Company, to deal in butter, eggs, etc., with a capital stock of $10,000. The incorporators are J. L. Camp bell, P. J. Norton and J. J. Treacy, all of Jersey City. Later companies formed are as follows: The Bristol Company, $50,000; United Air Power and Refrigerating Company, $500,000; Eagle Rock Water Company, $150,000; Johnson Carbonator Company, $400,000; Motormobile Company, $200,000; Mount Peace Cemetery and Funeral Di recting Company, $12,500; Havana Brick Company, $100,000; Manitou Beach Asso ciation, $150,000; Acme Fire Escape Com pany, $100,000; Butler Pure Food Com pany, $125,000; Roside Fabric Company, $30,000; Potomac Brick Company, $100,000; Irvington, N. J., Manufacturing Com pany, $10,000; James River Live Stock Company, $100,000. Allenhurst, N. J., Inn and Cottage Company, to construct, sell, manage, etc., hotels, restaurants and other real or personal property, with a capital stock of $10,000. The company will commence business with $1,600. The incorporators are W. Johnson Quinn, William Joseph Quinn, Charles Dutton, ail of Allenhurst, N. J. __ HUNTING HORSE THIEVES. New Jersey Farmers Form Vigilante Bands. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] KINGSTON. April 20, 1901.—The farmers near here are desperate over a scourge of horse thieves, whose operations have been so bold that twenty valuable animals have been taken since January 1. They have organized vigilante bands and are patrolling the country for the robbers. The Kingston Protective Association to day issued a circular offering a reward for the conviction of those who commit ted the latest theft, and asked for aid. Last night the stables of the Van Doren farm near Princeton, were entered and a fine mare, buggy and harness belonging to J. C. Webster were taken. The last seen of the thieves was when they were on§the road between 'New Brunswick and Rahway, apparently heading for New York. The mare stolen from Webster was a bay, stockily built, about fifteen hands high, with white face and one white hind foot, and small white spot on the centre left side just below the trace tine, hair worn oft close to the skin on the left hind hip. The stolen vehicle was a side-bar buggy with piano body. Timken springs, oil cloth top, right hand inside of body plat ed with sheet iron, red gears and black body. An Old an 1 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 tor diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle. EIGHT SAVED FROM WRECK British Schooner Stranded and Crew Comes Ashore in Breeches Buoy. [Special to “The Jersey City News.**} i AS BURY PARK, April 2Q, 1901.—-Eight I men were saved today In the wreck buoy ! *r°m the schooner Mola, which is ashore near Asbury Park. The Mola is a three masted British schooner. She was strand ed in the heavy fog early this morning* during a strong easterly gale, off the Jer sey coast one and one-h&lf miles south of the Chadwick Life Saving Station. Captain MeCalla immediately discharged rockets of distress and the life savers quickly responded. Although the sea was not running high the life savers decided to shoot out a line to the imperilled ves i sel, for the breeches buoy and besides j launched a surf boat. All of the crew | were brought ashore through the surf In I the breeches buoy. While the life savers i on the shore were operating the breeches j buoy, three of their number stood by the j stranded vessel as a matter of emergency. Except for a little wetting none of the j crew was any the worse for the experi j once. Captain MeCalla was the last to | leave the schooner. The Mola was bound to New York from Buenos Ayres, January 23, with a cargo ! of hides. She is 351 tons register, was built in 1892, and hails from St. Johns, N. B. The vessel was In good condition, this forenoon, but a heavy sea was run ning, and the Mola’s position was dan j gerous. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, April 20, 1901.—'Forecast for thirty-^ix hours ending at eight P. M. Sunday:—Rain tonight, clearing and j warmer tomorrow; winds northwest. Hartnett** Thermom«trieal Report : Apru is. ueg. I 3 P. M.511 i 6 P. M.47; 9 P. M. 47 1 12 midnight .45, April 30. Deg. H A. M. 45 9 A. M._.43 13 noon .41 DIED. 1 NETTHAUS—On Tuesday. April 16. 1901, at St. Mark's Hospital, of pneumonia, John Neuliaus, son ot Catherina Neu haus. aged thirty-one years. i Funeral services at his late residence. No. 68 Hoboken avenue, corner Oakland avenue, on Sunday. April 21, at two P. M. Relatives and friends are respectfully In i vited. _ - .. SALE OF PROPERTY NOTICE TO REAL ESTATE DEALERS In accordance with a resolu tion adopted by the Board of Street and Water Com missioners on April 2,1901, said Board gives public notice of sale of property know as Plot 1, County Block 828 New City Block 1908, ON THE SOUTH ERLY CORNER OF BER GEN AVENUE AND FAIR MOUNT AVENUE, here tofore acquired by the City for the purpose of erect ing thereon new High | School. The sale of the above des cribed property will take place on the premises on THURSDAY, APRIL 25th, 1901 at 10 o’clock A. M. Information as to terms of sale may be had at the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners or from F. H. Cole CJ. E. Van Win kle, Auctioneer 21 Mont gomery street) and bn the premises at time of sale. For the Board ot Street and Water Commit ioners. JOHN STJDLIVAN, Chairman of Committee on- 'Public Buildings, Docks and Parks. Wil, A. TOLSOW, Clerk Pro Tem. Dated Jersey City, April 6, 1S«L