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ONE CENT ONE CeAsT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION: — VOL XIII—NO. 3696 _ PRIGE ONE CENTr^ CHILDREN'S DAY Sunday School Pupils Have Their Annual Par ade. AN ATTRACTIVE SPECTACLE Entertaining Services in the Churches Before the Walk. Under a clear sky and hundreds of wav ing flags, thousands of children set out at 3 o'clock this afternoon for the forty seventh annual parade around the city. The schools all gathered in their re spective churches shortly before the hour of march in order to give sufficient time to form in line, get in step and look pretty. At 3 o’clock the city was one moving mass of children in the parade sections of the city, from Van Vorst Park to Ham ilton Park, down town, and all along the Boulevard, from Sip to 'Boyd avenues, on the Heights, as well as from Bowers street to Summit avenue, in the Hudson City section. It was a beautiful, fairy like mass of black and white. Sunday school anniversary is the day that every good little Sunday school girl looks forward to as the time for the de but of a new dress, usually of white. Then, too, all the good little boys are dressed in new dark suits, and the very best of them are allowed to carry the big banners. It would be hard to find a hap pier, prouder set than these same good little boys and girls, who made a fine showing on parade today, brooking delays in the line of march with a wonderful patience, utterly ignoring the taunts of their ungodly playmates who didn’t at tend Sunday school, but were allowed to watch the parade from the curbing. It was all great fun for the children. It was fully their day and they were al lowed to tire themselves to their hearts’ content. Before starting on the line of inarch, perhaps to give the youngsters a chance to work off extra energy and in sure marching order, entertainments of recitation and song were held in all the churches. Then they all started out, these thousands of good little boys and girls, with flying colors. Not only did tne big Sunday school banner accompany each school, but the attendance banneis and in many cases the pupils carried small flags tied with the class colors. There were bands galore and in many in stances the different schools were escort ed by their own cadets as in the ease of the First Congregational Church, escorted by the Roosevelt Cadets in their new uni forms. Each school left its respective church on schedule time, so as to join the nar ade at the right time and place, ami everything went without a hitch. The downtown Sunday schools were reviewed from a stand in Van Vorst Park, on which sat the city officials. The Hudson City section was reviewed from the resi dence of Dr. J. Lawrence Nevin on Bow ers street, and the South Bergen section division was reviewed from the residence of Mr. James V. Forster, No. 35 Bentley avenue. A special feature of the parade was the Rev. John L. Scudder’s Cradle Roll Divi sion. Whenever a new infant arrives in any of the families of the First Congreg^ tional Sunday School it is duly registered in what is known as the Cradle Roll, and on Anniversary Day these Cradle Roll members, all in the best of humor, in carriages, head the Congregational pro cession. This year they Were escorted by the Roosevelt Cadets and followed by the kindergarten. There were nearly seven hundred enrolled in the First Con gregational parade, the largest parading number of the Hill churches. Before starting the Congregational Sun day School had a very short programme. Mr. Scudder addressed the children and there was some singing by the school, but the pupils were excited and restless for the march. So the programme was wisely cut down. Ice cream and cake will be lavishly served in this as well as all the schools upon the return from the march. Hedding M. E. Church did not have to join the parade till nearly four o'clock, and therefore had time for a more elab orate programme beforehand. This con sisted of prayer by the Rev. Mr. Boyd of Trinity Church, entertained by Hedding, singing by the infant class, recitations by Alice Donnelly, Helen Dawson and Clarence Smith. Then there was a song, “Pretty Little Daisies,” by Gladys Back us, Alice Johnson, Edna Fagan and Doro thea Miller, and a pretty drill by sixteen little girls in white frocks. COPPER TRUST FIGHT Vio® Chancellor Stevenson Grants a Temporary Order. The stockholders of the Amalgamated Copper Company expected to hold their annual meeting this morning, but when some of them turned up at the com pany’s offices they were informed that yesterday afternoon Vice Chancellor Stev enaon granted leave to C. O. Greer and the C. Venner Co. of Boston to file a sup plemental bill in their suit to permanently enjoin the company from buying stocks of the Boston and Montana and Butte and Boston Mining companies. The Vice Chancellor also granted a temporary in junction restraining the stockholders of the company from doing anything to car ry out the purchase or to increase the capital stock from $76,000,000 to $155,000,000. Charles L. Corbin, William H. Corbin, Richard V. Ltndabury and John A. Gar ver, counsel for the Amalgamated Com pany, were in court when the application was made. They said they were not in a position to argue the ^case fully and made no objection, when the Vice Chancellor granted the temporary injunction and made the rule returnable at Newark on Monday next. The ’Vice Chancellor’s order will permit the taking of x vote at the meeting for the purpose i getting the sense of the stockholders on the questions submitted. The temporary injunction restrains the stockholders from consummating any pro posed Increase In capitalization or a deal to acquire the stocks of the two com panies. The company cannot file a cer tificate of an increase of stock with the Secretary of State or do any of those thlHgs necessary te complete the project ed deals for which the meeting has been called. BOY CALLED KIDNAPPER. Father Says Missing Son’s Companion Can Give Clue. Sixteen-year-old Richard Detmas, of No. 63 Third street, was arraigned in the Ho boken Recorder’s* court today charged j with kidnapping the sixteen-year-old son ! of William Kampen, of No. 332 River street. Detmas was arrested by Detectives Fal lon and Weinthal last evening on com plaint of the father, who charged that Detmas had offered to return his son to him for $10. The youth has been missing from home. “The idea of one sixteen-year-old boy kidnapping another of the same age is ridiculous,” said Recorder Stanton. “The charge entered against the prisoner is not justified by the evidence heard today. I shall hold the prisoner to give the de tectives a further chance to justify his arrest, but I do not believe him to be in any way responsible for the disappear ance of young Kampen.” Detmas's story was that he left home with Kampen and went to New York. They spent thre days together and iiien, Detmas said, they separated in Battery Park. He has not seen Kempen since, he says. The father’s suspicion of the prisoner was aroused by a friend, Franklin Schmidt, who told him thatDetmas was boasting that he could tel where the missing boy was. Schmidt's testimony was to the effect that he had heard the boy boasting and that he went up to him and offered him $i if he would say where young Kam pen was:— “I can get $10 from the father for that information,” Detmar replied, according to Schmitt. There was no other evidence against the boy brought out at the hearing. DALY BROKE HIS PROMISE And Now He Is Defendant in a Breach of Promise Suit. •Martin Daly, a welathy retired grocer of Fifth street, has been made defendant in a suit for breach of promise claiming $25,000 damages, brought by Miss Elizabeth Aird, age thirty-five years, of No. 220 Fifth street. The suit was brought yes terday by Counseller Alexander Simpson and the attachment of Mr. Daly’#? prop erty was made by Constable Patrick Doyle. The story of their courtship began at March 2, this year, when they first met. Living in the same neighborhood they had known of one another and after an introduction Mr. Daly invited Miss Aird out driving. A proposal of marriage was made and accepted and the day for the wedding was fixed for May 8. Just be fore that day Mr. Daly told Miss Aird that he had changed his mind, that he was sixty-two years of age and was too old to marry and that he had concluded to spend the remainder of his days with his sister. Miss Aird reminded him of hie promise and asked him to call and talk it over. This Mr. Daly failed to do, so she then j called on him and demanded a full ex planation. Mr. Daly then, according- to Miss Aird’s story, told her that he had "heard rumors about her.” Miss Aird told him he could not substantiate them, but he persisted in his refusal to marry her. Miss Airu is a woman of means and lives in her own house. The case is re turnable in the Circuit Court. DIDN'T APPRECIATE HIM So Paterson Boy Game Here and Landed in Jail. Sixteen-3rear-old Thomas Jackson left his home in Paterson a few days ago to come on here, where the field for such talents as he was possessed of offered more opportunity for a glorious career. On his way he met another adventurous boy from Paterson, who joined him at Rutherford. The two pooled issues and completed the journey together. Jackson says he does not know the other boy, who, b3r the way, is about his own age, by any other name than “Butch.” Much to the amazement of the two there were none hereabouts Who recog nized their ability, and yesterday after noon they found themselves high and dry on the “turf,” as Jackson expressed it. Something must be done and that soon. This determination was reached as the two stood at the corner of Erie and Bay streets, in front of the New York and New Jersey Telephone Company. “Butch” informed Jackson that he had an idea and told Jackson to wait for him. Then he walked into an unused entrance to the building, which was open, and softly crept upstairs to see if there was anything of value handy. Jackson became impatient, he says, and followed his companion. He, however, made some noise and he was met on the stairway by “Butch,” who looked very pale, and sighed with relief as he said to Jackson:-— “I thought you were some one after me.” Jackson is authority for this statement. Then Jackson was told to wait in a room for “Butch.” After he had waited a few minutes Emjjl Dam, an employe of the company, came in and asked what he was doing there. Jack son decided to leave. Dam blocked his way. Jackson picked up an iron chisel and struck Dam behind the ear. Dam caught Jackson and held him until Police man Wichler arrived. Jackson was taken before Acting Police Justice JolA P. McCormick in the First Criminal Court this morning and held for the Grand Jury in $500 bail. “Butch” had disappeared. HERMAN SMELTZES DINE Those jolly members of the Herman Smeltze’s Association met last night in the Turn Hall, Danforth avenue, ate a good dinner and presented to Enoch J. Smith, one of its charter members, an elk's tooth, handsomely mounted in gold. To Brother S. J. Blakey they gave a medal as champion eater and he thor oughly deserved his prize. Mr. Frank McKenna presided, welcom ing the guests in a graceful speech. Throughout the evening there were gongs and recitations. PAID BY CHECK Holmes, Vaii Dyke & Co. Took One on J. Pierpont Morgan’s Bank and It Came Back. PRINTER FILCHED BLANKS Said He Wanted Piano, Took the Change and Then Skipped. i James Van Beuren, who lived with nis wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ros sell, at N'o. 212 Warren street, until Sun day last, left home accompanied by his wife, Mary, Sunday and has not been seen since. He is charged with swindling a number of merchants out of various sums of money by passing worthless checks. A. complaint has bean tiled in the First Criminal Court and a warrant is sued for his arrest. This warrant is now in tile hands of the police who are seek ing him. Holmes and Van Dyke, the piano merchants of No. 96 Montgomery street, are the complainants against Van Beuren. They were swindled, they say, out of $30. For a long time Van Beuren was em ployed in the printing establishment of Vorcher & Wefer, Liberty street. New York City. He was discharged last week but before going from the house, it is stated he took a number of blank checks which were printed for the J. Pierpont Company by Van Beurens employer. These checks, it is alleged, he filled out and signed and then began a systematic method of realizing oil them. His scheme was to buy a bill of goods and offer in payment a check, the face value of which was far in excess of the amount of the goods bought. The change would be handed over to him and thus he profited. The checks always came back marked N. G. Saturday Van Beuren walked into IHolmes & Van Dyke's store and ordered a piano. He had been talking for some time previous to an agent of the firm and he was considered a prospective customer of the most promising kind. On Saturday when he went to the store he,examined a number of pianos and finally selected one. He decided to pay $25 down and the bal ance in installments. Then he offered a check for $S0. Mr. Holmes after some talk prevailed on Van Beuren to agree to pay $50 down. He was a little afraid of the check and after some questioning he learned where Van Beuren claimed to live. Then Mr. Holmes said he did not have sufficient cash on hand to give the change of the check and on the plea that he would have to go out to get the check cashed he was able to leave the store without arousing Van Beuren’s suspicions. Mr. Holmes went to Van Beuren’s house to investigate. He found that Van Beuren had lived there two years. He returned to the store and passed over the $30 change. Van Beuren said he did not wish the piano delivered until Tuesday. On Tuesday when the piano reached the house the driver of the wagon was met by a woman, who said:— “Another piano! We don’t want any more pianos.” The instrument was carted back to the store, and later the check was returned, marked “N. G.” The remark by some one in the house that they did not want any more pianos was probably due to the fact that a Wiss ner piano had that day been taken away by the manufacturer's agent in this city. The Wissner had been In the Rossell home for some time, but Van Beuren was in arrears in his instalments to the amount of $40. The sum was demanded last Saturday or the piano would be for feited. The payment was not made and the piano was taken away Tuesday. Van Beuren married tjiss Mary Rossell a little over a year C». He met her in New York. He was not liked by her parents and .they have never been friendly since the wedding. A little sister of Mrs. Van Beuren said today to a “News” re porter that her family knew nothing of Van Beuren’s past. MORGAN CHECK IN NEWARK [Special to "The Jersey City News."] NEWARK. June 6, 1901.—A check for $2,945, purporting to be signed by J. Pier pont Morgan, drawn to the order of H. M. Grayson or Michigan Central Railway, was found in Bloomfield yesterday. The check was picked up by Eli Harris, a dry goods merchant. It is awaiting a claim ant. NEW ASSOCIATION FORMED. Firemen Organize “The Gypsies” and All Want to Be President. The members of No. 2 Engine Company, on Morris street, are organizing a new order. It costs the whole amount of seven cents to 'become a member. The full plans have not yet been made known. The new order is to be called The Gyp sies. The organizers are Firemen Fin nerty, Post and Gately. It will include all the members of the department and the projectors intend to make it a suc cessful organization. The officers have not been elected. There seems to be some rivalry as to who will have the honor of being elected president. In the race are Firemen Gatley, Finnerty and Thomas O’Xeiil, who is considered the dark horse. The firemen are all so anxious to be come president of the new club that each is promising a grand time. The organ izers have decided to complete the form ing of the club in a few days. SEVENTH WARD CLUB’S PICNIC — The committee in charge of the annual j picnic of the Seventh Ward Democratic Club to be held at Greenville Schuetzen Park on July 4 has reported a rapid sale of tickets. The members intend to make the outing a star attraction of the season. MATTERS OF FACT. The A-B-C Corn Starch, one of the very best j foods for children, or puddings, etc., wholesale ! at D. E. Gi'eary Go.’s stores, Montgomery ; vnd Greene streets, Jersey City. r- ^ ; J GOLF RECORD BROKEN. Mr. Bowly Makes 76—Good Scores in Women’s Quali fying Game on the Links Yester day. The woman’s championship qualifying game, second round, was played on the Jersey City golf links yesterday, the best eight to qualify for the championship cup, the second eight to qualify for the con solation cup. The second round in the | Niese cup contest was also played, the same scores icounting in both cases. Those qualifying in the first eig*ht were Mrs. B. P. Craig, 100; Miss Bertha Dixon, 109; Miss C. S. Post, 111; Miss Wilkinson, 114; Miss E. Dixon, 115; Mrs. John Head den, third. 119; Mrs. M. Grierson, 122; Miss Eva Niese and Miss Edna Toffey, 123. As the last two competitors are tied, they will have to play off, the loser drop ping into the second eight to play for consolation. The remaining seven in this second class are:—Miss Edith McBurney, 126; Miss Grace Toffey, 128; Mrs. Daniel Bowly, 140; Miss Perry, 142; Mrs. Matthew Jenkins, 143; Mrs. Elgin McBurney, 148; Mrs. C. L. Meyers, 157. This makes the pairing for the match play in the championship contest:—Miss Post and Miss B. Dixon; Mrs. M. Grier son and Mrs. John Headden, third; Miss Wilkinson and the winner of the tie; Miss E. Dixon and Mrs. B. P. Craig. In the consolation contest Miss Grace Toffey and Miss E. McBurney, the loser of tie in the first eight and Mrs. Matthew Jenkins, Mrs. C. L. Meyers and Mrs. Daniel Bowly, Miss Perry and Mrs. Elgin McBurney, ‘ are paired to play in the match game. In the Niese cup contest Mrs. B. P. Craig won by three points, with a score of 100 scratch; Miss E. Dixon came next by two points, with a net score of 103, 12 handicap; Miss Post by one point, with a net sore of 104, 7 handicap. The record of the golf course was broken yesterday by Mr. G. H. Bowly with a net score of 76 for eighteen hole play. He was playing against Dr. William Pyle. 20TH CENTURY REUNION Legislators to Have a Good Time Together at Pleasure Bay. Before their final adjournment the mem bers of the last House of .Assembly or ganized the Twentieth Century Club, with Speaker Bradley as president. Thatj gentleman appointed a committee on per manent organization, who are as follows: \ ivian M. Lewis, Ellis R. Meeker, Maurice Marks, J. Henry Bacheller and George C. Tennant. These gentlemen met yesterday at the office of George C. Tennant and elected Mr. Lewis Chairman, Mr. Marks Secre tary, and Mr. Meeker Treasurer. The committee decided that an annual meeting should be held for the purpose of retain ing the friendships and associations of the men who were in the House of As sembly at the dawn of the new century. The first meeting is to be held at Pleasure Bay some time in August, the exact day not yet being fixed. At this meeting all the members of the last Legislature will assemble and dis cuss the good things that are provided for such good fellows at places like the one selected. The invited guests will be limited to the Governor, the two United States Senators, the State Senators and the legislative correspondents. RESCUED A BOY. - Willinm Britten Saves Little Walter Taylor From Drowning. Walter Taylor, age three years, of No. 343 Summit avenue, was rescued from drowning yesterday afternoon by William Britten, of No. 684 Summit avenue, a driver for the Manhattan Laundry Com pany, of No. 290 Mercer street. The child was playing about a pool of water made by the heavy rains and retained in a stone quarry beside the coal yard of A. A. Van Winkle, on Summit avenue, near Rock street. The water is several feet deep and has been used by the children of the neighborhood to float miniature rafts and boats. The little Taylor boy got to the pool yesterday when the other children were at school and fell in. Britten, who was passing on his wagon, saw the happen ing and got the child out in the nick of time. He was sent home to his parents. HARKSEN ASSOCIATION’S PICNIC. The James Harksen Association of Ho boken held a succesful picnic at Pohl mann’s last evening. A number of Ho boken politicians were in the gathering. Mr. H. Kuehn was floor manager, as sisted by Mr. T. Derrigan. The officers of the association are:—Edward Watson, president; John .Spiel, vice president; H. Kucks, treasurer; E. Rettiseh, financial Secretary; W. Granton, recording secre tary; William Wesling, sergeant-at-arms; T. Williams, assistant sergeant-at-arms. FIRE BOARD’S ESTIMATE The Board of Fire Commissioners at a meeting last-evening prepared estimates of appropriations for the fiscal year com mencing December 1 next, as follows:— Salaries, $308,560; pensions, $3,125; claims, $25,000; repairs to buildings, $3,000; repairs to apparatus, $3,000; new steam engine, $-5,000; .for 126 alarm bells, $1,000. Inclosed in the estimate for salaries is $8,160 sufficient to provide for a new en gine, to be located at Grand street and Manning avenue. The Board a year ago asked for $242,975 and received $241,775. LEFT HELPLESS BY FALL At 8:45 o’clodck last evening John Pow ell, thirty years old, of Sixth street, Har rison, emplayed as a truck driver by Charles V. Poland, of Harrison, lei from the seat of his truck at West Newark and Duffteld avenues, and broke his left leg below his knee. He was alone at the time and helpless. He was found by John Scott, proprietor of the Scott House, Newark avenue^ and James street, and was sent to the City Hospital in an am bulance. < DARING ROBBERY Thieves Blow Open Safe With Dynamite and Get Only $40. LEAVE TORN PAPERS IN STREET Chief Murphy Thinks They Are New York Cracks men. Burglars fast night effected an en trance into the pickle works of K. J. Vass, at No. 72 Myrtle avenue, Greenville, and blew the safe open with dynamite. They got $40 in money and a number of checks and private papers of the concern. The papers were later found in the street. JPhere is no clue to the thief. The police have not had a crime of the kind in some years. It was a daring escapade rnd evidently the handiwork of experi enced seasoned cracksmen, most likely members of New York City’s colony of criminals. This belief is founded on the fact that the movements of the men so far as they could be traced, would show that they were on their way to the metropolis after the burglary. About 2:15 o’clock this morning several people residing in the vicinity of the pickle works were aroused by a noise ic sembling a light roll of thunder. No at tention was paid to the noise, however, and there was no knowledge of the rob bery until this morning when the office was opened. When the clerical force ar rived it was startled to see that the place was almost a wreck.. The safe door hung by one hinge, torn papers were strewii about the floor, chair.s and desks were overturned and windows were broken. A minute’s investigation was sufficient to spell “burglary,” and -the po lice of the Fifth precir.ct station, Ocean and Cator ayenue, were notified. Captain Nugent and Detective Bennett, accompanied by the reserve force of the uniformed men, were quickly driven to the pickle works in the patrol wagon, and they looked the ground over thor oughly. They found that an entrance in to the office had been gained by prying open a rear window of the office with a jimmy. There was absolutely nothing to show who the robbers w’ere. The policemen scattered about to exam ine the surrounding territory. Two of the money drawers of the safe which had been taken away by the robbers were found on the farm of Mrs. Thomas Young at Green and Bostwick streets. They lay just over the fence as if they bad been throw’n there by some one pass ing along on the sidewalk. Then at the corner of Bergen avenue and Grant street were found the stolen cheeks and private papers in the mouth of a sewer. The fact that the drawers were found on a farm north of the scene of the robbery and the papers at a more northern point i, Grand street, lead to the theory that the robbers were on their way to New York, or that the thieves wished it to appear so. Chief Murphy is convinced that he is confronted with the task of overtaking experienced robbers. He has assigned a number of hi3 best detectives to me ease and he is hopeful of success. NO PENSION FOR MRS. SCOTT. Fire Board Refuses to Go Back of Its Action. At the meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners last evening, held at De partment Headquarters. No. 249 Bay street, the following communication -was received from Counsellor William Leslie Edwards of Newark:— I send herewith affidavits of proof of death- of the late William C. Scott, who was a member of the Jersey City Fire Department up to the 15th day of March, 1900, and request you to forth with pay to his widow, Barbara Scott, the sum of $479.95, which is the amount allowed to her by law, and which I un derstand ie half of the amount of the yearly salary that he received at the time of his death. The Committee of the Whole, to which the communication was referred, made the following report:— Your Committee of the Whole, to whom was referred the communication of William L. Edward, counsellor-at law, submitting proof of death of the late William O. Scott, who was hose man of Engine Company No. 1, and requesting the Board to pay his widow Barbara Scott, one-half of the yearly salary received by said William C. Scott at the time he met his death, beg leave to report recommending that said request be not granted. Your Board on April IS, 1900, decided ad versely upon the application of Bar bara Scott for a pension, and your committee can see no reason why the action taken by the Board at that time should be reversed. HENRY Z. NIBLETT, J. A. ERICKSON. JAMES HENNESSEY, Committee. Scott met his death by being accidental ly thrown from a Grand street trolley car, on March 15, 1900, while on his way home to supper. He died as the result of his injuries. Mrs. Scott applied for a pension immediately after the death of her hus band and the Committee of the Whole made this report at that time:— Your Committee of the Whole, to whom was referred the application or Barbara Scott, widow of William C. Scott, hoseman of Engine Company No. 1, beg leave to report adversely upon said application. Under existing laws providing for the pensioning of firemen, no widow is entitled to receive a pension unless her husband he fatally injured while in the performance of or attempting to discharge his duties. Mr. Scott died from the effects of in juries received by falling from the platform of a trolley car while on his way home to supper, and was not en gaged in the performance of or at tempting to discharge his duties as contemplated by the law at the time of his death. In the opinion of your committee it would not be lawful for the Board to grant the required pen sion. • Respectfully submitted. JAMES HENNESSEY, T. D. ‘MIBUS, J. A. ERICKSON. It is now said that thi$ l^st request was made and that the next move will be made in the courts. An Old an Well Tried Remedy. 9 Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for childro. teething should always be used for childre: while teething. It softens the gdfcis. allays tin pain, cures wind nolle and is rb.e best reraedj tor diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle. The Superior Facilities possessed by the ^_ ._ .. JOB .. [FOR THE MEROfflWT'l P R INTING f8R THE UWYER DEPARTMENT -™5 of “The Jersey City-News” enable it to expe- ---- ditiously and economically perform every FOR THE CHURCH class of printing in a satisfactory manner. ♦—--- j > ^ ► When in need of Printing or Stationery in large or small lots, call, write or telephone to the office of . , , THE JERSEY CITY .. NEWS .. 1 v No. 251 Washington St. Tel. No. 271 MUTUAL AIU CAINS $4,000 Captain Kelly’s Speech of Thanks at Last Night’s Entertainment. The last performance of the entertain ment for the benefit of the Police Mutual Aid Society was given last night. The whole affair was a huge success and the policemen are more than pleased. Captain John F. Kelly, president of the society, who has worked tirelessly for success, stepped before the platoon of po licemen in the station house scene last night, and, in a neat speech, thanked the public for its hearty support and all those w-ho had taken part. He particularly : thanked the mother of two-year-old Lil- ; lian Regan, of No. 80*4 Palisade avenue, i and the young woman who enacted the role of the abused wife. At the conclu- 1 sion of his speech the Captain was heartily applauded. It is estimated that the society will profit to the extent of $4,000. FOR A NEW FIRE HOUSE. A resolution was adopted last evening by the Fire Commissioners asking the Board of Finance to appropriate the sum of $15,555 for the purchase of a site and the construction of a firehouse in the neighborhood of Grand street and Man | ning avenue. The district has bene build ing up rapidly in the past few years, and a company is very badly needed. The property owners have been doing their utmost to secure a new company in this locality. It is now up to the Finance Commissioners. Their action is being anx iously awaited. GILDAY MADE A FIREMAN Chief Engineer John Conway’s report for the month of May was made at the Fire Board meeting last night. It was as follows:—Total loss by fire, $1,949; in surance on property, $55,800; insurance paid, $1,949. Total number of alarms, 43; telegraph, 25. Hoseman John Kingman of Engine Company No. 15 was prq-moted at the meeting of the Fire Commissioners last evening to the position of driver of Hook and Ladder Company No. 4, to fill the va cancy caused by death of Daniel Lough ridge. His appointment takes effect July 1, 1901. Joseph Gilday, of the Tenth Ward, was appointed hoseman last evening to fill the vacancy caused by the advancement of Charles Kingman. CAPT. AND MRS. CHURCH IN CHARGE Captain and Mrs. Church who have been relieved of the command of Tren ton corps of the Salvation Army, came yesterday morning to take charge of the post here*. PROFESSIONAL GUM HUNTERS A Lonely Occnpation From Which, However, There Are blood Returns Ezra Robar, the king- gum picker of Maine, has camped all winter on Porgie brok. getting hundreds of lumps of am ber gum, says the Boston “Herald.” Th . life of a gum picker without doubt is the most lonely that a man can lead. The men go into the woods in October, and theymake a study of spruce growth. They have an, odd outfit, consisting generally of several poles and knives, a pair or two of snowshoes, a small dog. a couple of blankets and a pair of “climbers,” like those used by telegraph linemen. The gum pickers travel alone and have secrets like gold hunters. They follow the wake of old cyclones and whirlwinds that have left long furrows in the wilder ness, and as long as they can track the course by the gum that forms on trees wounded by the previous season they fol low it along. Sometimes a gum hunter finds that his pathway has been intercepted by another hunter, who had discovered the lend, and a new plan of campaign must be resorted to. There are many men who go into the woods to chop trees for swamp roads at $25 a month, who -work every Sunday at digging gum from the boughs of the spruces, and in that way greatly increase their earnings, although they are not nearly so successful as the professional digger. The veteran gum hunter has made his occupation a lif t study, and has reduced the work to a science. He can go up a tree like a cat, and skin it bare of gum. from stump to top. while the logger would be getting ready to climb. The lumber man generally gets twenty or thirty pounds of gum in a winter, and sells it .it from eighty cents to $1.25, according to quality. A professional gum hunter can make from $5 to $8 a day wheh he strikes a really good gum country. When he gets into a good place he keeps very quiet about it until he has gathered the last lump in sight. He makes from $100 to $800 in a season, and he earns every cent of it by hard, louely work. TRIAL FOR KNICKELS. Coroner’s Jury Holds Him Re sponsible for Nurge’s Death. We find that John Nurge came to his death at St. Mary’s Hospital, on 'May 29, Irom a "blow from the hands of David Knickels, of No. 421 Bloom field street, on May 29, 1901. The jury empanelled 'by Coroner Pars low of Hoboken to investigate the death of John Nurge returned this verdict last night after hearing the testimony of a score of witnesses. The verdict practically exonerates Robert Ross, who was arrest eu with Knickels and held for the Grand Jury on suspicion of having joined in the assault upon Nurge. The assault followed an argument in a barroom which was carried to the street. The testimony of a number of the wit nesses established the fact that the party had been drinking heavily and that all hands were intoxicated when the argu ment which led to the assault started. SUPREME COURT CUSES Number of Important Matters Argued Yesterday. [Special to "The Jersey City News."] TRENTON, June 6, 1900.—The three branches of the Supreme Court were hi session all day yesterday. The main court will continue in session today, but the main branch will not meet until tomor row, while the three branches will be in session again next Monday. The mandamus proceedings begun by Vito Massaro and Geraldo to secure their reinstatement in the Italian-Americani Christopher Columbus Society of this city were argued together before Justices Gummere and Hendrickson in the second branch, Harry C. Valentine and Aaron V. Dawes appearing for the complainants and W. Holt Apgar for the society. The argument hinged mainly upon the right of the society to expel the com plainants from membership, the conten tion of complainant's counsel being that they had been deprived of their mem bership in violation of the constitution of the society. A nolle prosequi was entered in the Schlichter suit against the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, in which Linton Sat terthwait appeared for Mr. Schlichter and Alan H. Strong for the railroad company. The other cases argued yesterday were generally unimportant. They were as follows:— Milbury against Gelofsky, Consolidated Traction Company against North Arling ton, Funkhouser against Calloty, Piet roniero against Loan Association, Nolan against New Jersey Central Railroad Company, Dooling against Ocean City, Armstrong against Whitehead, Browning against Preserving Company, 'Barlow against Railroad Company, Christensen against Lambert, Henry against Brother hood of Carpenters, and Cooper Hospital against the City of Camden. PREDICTED HER OWN DEATH. Woman Palmist's Prophecy of Evil Soon Cnm« True, ^Special to "The Jersey City News.”] PLAINFIELD, June 6, 1901.—Miss Laura Giddings. a palmist and lecturer on char acter and physical culture, foresaw her own death two weeks ago. She arrived here at that time, and said to her friends: ‘‘Evil will befall me here. I am afraid I shall be dead In a little while.” The prophetess died yesterday of appen dicitis in the Muhlenberg Hospital. When she made the prediction she was appar ently in perfect health. Tho Laughing Plant. This plant grows in Arabia, and has been given its name, says “Health,” from tho effects produced by eating its seeds. The plant is of moderate size, with bright yelolw flowers, and soft, velvety seed-pods each of which contains two or three seeds resembling small, black beans. The na tives of :he district where the plant grows dry these seeds and reduce them to pow der. A smal ldose of this powder has simi lar effects to those arising from the in halation of lavishing gas. It cause the most sober person to dance, shout and laugh with the boisterous excitement of a madman, and to rush about cutting the most ridiculous capers for about an hour At the expiration of this time exhaustion sets in, and the excited person falls asleep, to wake after several hours with no recollection whatever of his antic#. CARS TO RUN TONIGHT At a quarter o£ an hour before mid night tonight the Newark Plank Road will be thrown open, so said Vice Presi dent David Young this morning. It was understood and1 so announced yesterday that the road would be opened tomorrow morning, but the superintendent had his men working overtime at the locking de vice and other matters which gave some trouble, and the result is they will be ready at the time specified tonight to open the road for traffic. WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, June 6, 1901.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight o’clock P. M., Friday:—Cloudy tonight; tomorrow, fair, followed by thunderstorm and cooler in the evening. Hartnett's Thcrmometrifla 1 Repcr June a. ueg. 3 P. M.SI 6 P. M. SO 9 P. M. 72 12 midnight.71 June 6. Dee. 6 A. M. 71 9 A. M.92 12 noon .bo I. DIED. . HADDEN.—On Tuesday, June 4, 1901, John M. Hadden, aged 56 years. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend funeral services Friday afternoon, at 2.30 o’clock, from No. SS Clendenny ave nue, Heights. HOPPER.—On Wednesday, June 5, 1901, Edna, eldest daughter of Henry and Annie Hopper (nee Talbot), age 7 years. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of her parents, No. 417 York street, on Friday, June 7, at 2 P. M. - BY THE ROBERT DAVIS ASSOCIATION. -AT THE ACADEMY OE MUSIC, J. C. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Eig's. (Wednesday Matinee.) JUNE 10, 11 and 12. 1901. TICKETS NOW ON SAXE AT THE FOLLOWING PLAGES PHILLIP'S DRUG STORE, corner New ark Avenue and Grove Street. HARTNETT’S DRUG STORE, corner Montgomery and Warren Streets. COLE’S DRUG STORE, corner Summit Avenue and Grand Street. MOONEY S DRUG STORE, corner Pa vonia Avenue and Grove Street. LYONS & ZIEGLER S DRUG STORE, 604 Newark Avenue. CITY COLLECTOR’S OFFICE. Room No. 1, City Hall, Jersey City, ADVANCE SAI.F WILL BEGIN AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC on Saturday June Sth, from 10 A. M. to 5 P. AL, and will be continued daily thereafter until close. mprihtwg jujc- x mi\ ux^/u/o. BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. fiiook Work vx* m vivxcr o. PAMPHLETS. PROGRAMMES. PAT AT AATTffO GW