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LAST-EDITION, LAST ED8Tloaij ONE CENT ) ONE CENT LAST EDITION. * LAST EDITION. A PL XIfl. NO. 3697 FRIDAY. JUNE 7, 1901. _ PRICE ONE CENT^ MINISTERUSHED Negro Driver Whips Pas tor of John Knox Pres byterian Church. AFTERMATH OF PARADE Mr. Montgomery Stoppe i Horses Untilthe Children Crossed the Street. The Rev. T. E. Montgomery, pastor of the John Knox Presbyterian Church, Manning avenue, was lashed yesterday afternoon with a horsewhip by Harry Moore, a colored driver of No. 410 Grand street, an employe of Contractor Van Heuren. The minister \ is cut by the whip on his hands and wrists and he has welts to prove the lashes. His arms and back were beaten until they stung pain fully. This treatment the minister suf fered while shielding the members of his Sunday-school from being trampled un der the feet of the horses Moore was driving. The children were in actual danger, the minister thought, and the ad mission of Moore himself shows that they were. The incident occurred in the course of the parade of the Sunday-school chil dren yesterday. Mr. Montgomery and his fl9Ck had sep arated from the main body of the parad ers and were on their way home when Grand and Grove streets were reached. Mr. Montgomery, with two young men, led the procession. As they were cross ing the street Moore drove along with a heavily laden trifck. Mr. Montgomery looked at the man and saw that he had evidently no intention of halting his horses so that the children might pass. Mr. Montgomery held up his hand to in dicate that he wished the horses stopped so that the line of march might con tinue unbroken. Moore paid absolutely no attention to the sign but continued to bear down on the line. Tne children at the head of the line were unaware of their danger and two of them were almost under the heads of the horses when two of the school teach ers pushed them out of danger. The push was necessarily violent and one of the girl's ha,t fell into the dirty street and was ruined. Then 'Mr. Montgomery grasped the near est horse by the bridle and stopped its progress. Moore angrily demanded that he let go of the horse. *His demands were unheeded, Mr. Montgomery’s intention 'being to allow the line to pass before he would allow the truck to proceed. Moore grasped his whip in his hand firmly and rained blow after blow on the minister. Then Mr. Montgomery ordered him from the wagoa and sent his lieutenants for a policeman. Moore got off his seat and began to abuse Mr. Montgomery. A crowd collected and Moore walked away. In a few minutes the lieutenant returned with Sergeant Booth of the Fifth precinct. Booth could not find Moore and started to the First Precinct station house with Mr. Montgomery. On the way they met Moore and Booth placed him under ar rest. Moore admitted Mr. Montgomery’s charges and acted and talked as though he thought he had a right to do as he did. The case was heard this morning in the First Criminal Court before Police Jus tice McCormick. Moore asked for an ad journment until tomorrow morning so that he might have an opportunity to get witnesses in his behalf. His request was granted and he was remanded for further examination tomorrow morning. Bail was fixed at $200. THE PARADE YESTERDAY The Sunday school children's parade In the Hudson City section was a very pret ty affair and was witnessed with admir ation by almost everybody in that section of the city. The Sunday schools were rep resented and there were over two thou sand children and teachers in line. The principal thoroughfares were paraded and the marchers were reviewed by Mayor Hoos, ministers and Sunday school super intendents on a grand stand in front of Dr. Nevin’s residence, opposite Trinity Baptist Church. The South Bergen division was second to none in line and live Sunday schools took part from that end of the city. These were the Emory Methodist, Bethel Metho dist, Salem Baptist. Bergen Mission and First Congregational. Exercises were held in all the churches before the parade. Ail schools left promptly and there was ro confusion ore rushing. The hot weather told on the little ones. They were scarcely able to stand the fierce rays of the sun beating down on their heads. The shady side of the streets were picked out for marching and the line of march was not extended over the route laid down. The distance was short ened in order to prevent sunstroke. The review took place at the home of Committeeman James V. Foster, No. 35 Bentley avenue. The route embraced Lex ington avenue to west side of Boulevard, to Bentley avenue to Bergen avenue, where the schools were dismissed. Mr Bcudder's school carried off the palm for attendance. Emory Chu-ch has two hun dred and one and the remaining churches from one hundred to one hundred and fifty. All along the line houses weTe decorat ed with flags and the day proved a great one for the tots. Refreshments were served at all the churches. SECOND WARD DEMOCRATS The Second Ward Democratic Club held a meeting last night and elected twenty five new members, bringing the total membership up to 647. Resolutions were passed condoling with President Charles Cassidy, who was re cently bereaved by the death of his mother, and with the family of John Burke, a member of the club who re cently died. The committee in charge of the ar rangements for the club's picnic at Pohl mann's on June 25 reported progress. The Executive Committee will meet tonight and select officers for the event. Tickets are selling rapidly. THE M’PHERSON CASE. Judge Blair Will Hear Argument Next Friday. Motion was made before Judge Blair in the Orphans' Court this morning oy Counselors Wall and Van Winkle to cer tify the McPherson will case to the Cir cuit Celirt for the trial on the facts. Judge Abel I. Smith of Hoboken, counsel for Aaron S. Baldwin, the executor of the McPherson estate, opposed the motion on the groundt hat no copy of the motion or petition had been served upon him. Coun selor Lewis for Christ Hospital, one of the legatees under the will, also opposed the motion on the saqie ground. Mr. Van Winkle sadd that the statute under which the motion was made did not call for the service of the notice, and that the Court was authorized to grant the motion ex parte. John Tracy for Yale University, an other legatee, also opposed the motion in its behalf. Judge Blair thought it only fair that counsel shouidh ave a copy of the motion or petition. He said further that he was not at all sure that the case should go to the jury anyway. “If I was called to decide this motion now,’’ he said, “I would say that I am in clined to deny the motion. The questions which I apprehend are in this case to de cide, are undue influence and the want of testamentary capacity. They involve mixed questions of law and fact, and could be more properly tried out here thoroughly and more satisfactory than before a jury of twelve men, who do not know the law and who might pass upon them with instructions from the Court only. “I will continue this matter, however, until next Friday, when I will hear you in argument ar.d then pass upon it. Let copies of the motion and petition be served on all the counsel before that time.” Messrs. Wail and Van Winkle also pre sented tot he Court a written order cov ering the grounds of its ruling in appoint ing Judge Otto Crouse to act as admis trator, giving the charge of the estate to Executor Baldwin and Administrator Crouse jointly. Judge Smith objected to this order also zecause a copy of it had not been served upon him. Judge Blair ordered one served and said he would also dispose of that matter next Friday. NO MONEY FOR RAISE. Hoboken Tax Commissioners Don't Provide for Teach ers’ Increase. The Hoboken Commissioners of Public Instruction at their meeting last evening decided, to petition the Common Council to adjust the tax budget in a way that would make possible the payment of sal aries to school teachers according to the new schedule. The increase the new schedule necessitates was not provided for by the Tax Commissioners, and al though it was adopted to take effect on May 1, the salaries for that month will not be paid as the new schedule provides. The Commissioners believe they cannot with safety ignore the old schedule since the Tax Commissioners failed to appro priate for the maintenance of the new one. If the Council refused to adjust the bud get to straighten out the muddle the teachers intend to carry on their fight for the salaries called for by the new sched ule into court. JUSTICE COLLINS NOT HERE So Writ of Certiorari for Union Hill Official! Wasn’t Asked. The contemplated motion for a writ of certiorari in the case of the dismissed police officials of Union IHill was not made before Justice Collins this morning, but it probably will be tomorrow, the regular motion day in that court. Justice Ooilins i3 sitting with the main Circuit Court Jus tices in Trenton and he could not leave there even if an effort was made to make an engagement with him in this county, for this morning, which probably was not done. The announcement made yesterday that the motion for the writ would be made today was made by those who took it for granted that the Supreme Court was still in session, though it adjourned two weeks ago for the term. Chief Krieger and Captain Knight, both in uniform, with their counsel, were in court and they will return tomorrow. So will Senator Hudspeth and Horace Alien, for Chiefl Krieger, and Town Counsel Fred Frambach for Captain Knight. KIDNAPPING SCARE SPOILED The police of this city were asked yes terday to aid in the arrest of a tall, dark man who, the East Orange police say, is wanted for kidnapping five-year-old Ed ward Muller from his home yesterday afternoon. A good description of the kid napper was sent out by the police and efforts were made to locate the boy and his abductor. A little later John Flynn, a member of Ashland Hose Company, found the boy in Roseville, crying as though his heart wouldb reak. He said a man had taken him trolley riding and had then left him alone in the street. VERDICT AGAINST THE ERIE Ratcliffe Cummings, of Hackensack, who sued the Erie Railroad Company for *300 in the First District Court yester day for injuries received by falling over a guard chain on one of the company’s Twenty-third street ferryboats on De cember 0, 1900, secured a verdict for *25, CITY CLUB’S AMENDMENT& The Jersey City Club met last night and adopted an amendment to the con stitution increasing the initiation fee and limiting the membership. COURT CALENDARS. Circuit Court cases:— June 10, 1901, No. 210; June 11, 172-179 and ISO; June 12, Nos. 76 and 261; June 13, Nos. William T. Hunt Says the Conditions Are En couraging, William T. Hunt, former president of the State Sewerage Commission, ex pressed himself without reserve after the meeting of the Board. The plans now be ing discussed by the cfties of Passaic and Paterson had been the subject of conver sation, and some of the members express ed unqualified approval of the proposed consolidation of the sewer systems of those municipalities and the construction of disposal works. Mr. Hunt, however, did not join in the general commendation of these plans. He declared that the proposition for inde pendent disposal works was subject to the very serious objection that such a plant depreciated the value of land for large areas and that wherever put in operation almost open rebellion had broken out among residents and property owners. ‘‘Personally I have not yet seen a bet ter plan of ridding the river of its sew age,” he said, “than by constructing a trunk sewer to the Newark meadows, there removing the solids and discussing the effluent into the Kill von Kull. The cost seems likely to be smaller, the dif ficulties less, the purification more com plete, and the maintenance charges not so great as by any of the disposal systems. There is, however, an alternative plan which, from a Newark and Essex point of view, would be entirely satisfactory, though it may be questionable from the broader view of the whole State. “This plan is for the erection in Ber gen county of disposal plants which would accommodate Paterson and Passaic and Rutherford. The consent of the munici palities where the plants would be erect ed would have to be obtained, and as the effluents would pass into the Hackensack River, a tidal stream, there might be objection from residents on that river. “Of course, this plan would take out of the Passaic all the sewage which now pollutes the upper reaches, and it would leave Newark the easy task of cleansing its own section, including Hudson Coun ty, so that the river would be completely relieved. The cost of this plan to the cities of Passaic and Paterson will be ascertained, and if Bergen County offers no objections and the cost is not greater than by other plans, it seems to me to be an excellent scheme. “But it is all a question of fact and figure and for engineering experts and statesmen to settle, and can no more be disposed of in public meetings of laymen than the construction of the East River tunnel or any other work of engineering. It took Boston nine years to get as far with a simpler work as this State has done in five years. It has taken Glas gow, Manchester, Paris, Berlin and Leeds quite as long and all are struggling still. The work of purifying the Passaic is complicated beyond any of these, and its cost in proportion to wealth and popula tion will be greater than most. It seems to me progress has been reasonably rapid, considering everything, and that conditions are encouraging.” TWELFTH’S PICNIC A SUCCESS Mra. Grod Wins the Gold Watch Drawn For. Pohlmann’s summer pavilion was thronged last night with members and friends of the Twelfth Ward Democratic Assoiation. The club's annual picnic was held, and as usual with all its social af fairs the event was an unqualified social and financial success. Many prominent Demoratic politicians were present. Con siderable interest was manifested in a drawing for a lady's gold watch. The lucky number, “21,” was held by Mrs. Grod, of No. 482 Central avenue. Alderman Robert Cookson was floor manager and Edward Craig was assistant floor manager. Street and Water Com missioner James S. Nolan was chairman of the reception committee. His con freres were Samuel Nagle, George Blank, L. Spitznagel, John Mehi, Jr., and Henry Reuter. ^The floor committee consisted of Messrs. Alfred Franz, Carl Schumann, George Prigge, Andrew Moran, Herman Wilkers and Alderman Loth. Floor Manager Robert Cookson, the Alderman, led the grand march with Mrs. Cookson. Others in the march were Street and Water Commissioner and Mrs. James S. Nolan Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Lindsay, Aider man and Mrs. Gustav Loth, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Bahr, Mr. and Mrs Edward Mc Carthy, Mr and Mrs. M. Burkhardt, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Burkhardt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reuter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Roede, Mr. and Mra. M. McGibney, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Groth, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. L. Finan, Dominick McMahon and Miss McCarty, Matthew Rooney and Miss McCarthy. Others notice in the gathering were Sur rogate Lillis Alderman Jacob Muller, Counsellor Michael Fahen, Map Clerk Christopher Smith, Street and Water Comimiasioners Hauck and Sullivan, Al dermen August Menge and Edward White, Police Commissioner Walter, Tax Com missioner Robert Hoos, Assemblyman John Vollers. Music was furnished by Prof. Loth's orchestra. EX-SPEAKER REED HERE E-Speaker Thomas B. Reed was in thi9 city today. He came here to take a look at his new offices in the Commercial Trust Company's building. The once formidable Czar walked slowly from the ferry. He wore a soft felt fat, a dark suit and w'hi'e waistcoat. He carried a bundle of news papers in his right hand, which he swung up and down, a habit probably occasioned by his liberal use of the gavel while in the House of Representatives. MRS. SHERMAN’S TALE Esther Sherman, of New York, an Italian girl who married a Hester street Jew, complained against Bendetto Succo and Sarah, his wife, of Railroad avenue, for grand larceny of a quantity of wear ing apparel. The trial developed a charge made by the young wife that Succos had enticed her to their home for Immoral purposes and kept her clothing to prevent her going away. Judge Blair took no stock in her story and dis charged the accused. MATTERS OF FACT. Pavonla Brand of Fine Early June Canned Peas, for sale at nearly all good grocery stores, and wholesale at the D. E. Cleary Co.'a TOBACCO_COMBINE. Consolidated Company Takes Over American and Con tinental Stock. With a capital of $30,000,000, the Consoli dated Tobacco Company, Incorporated in New Jersey on Wednesday, was organized in New York City yesterday. The com pany will control the American Tobacco Company, known as the Tobacco Trust; the Consolidated Tobacco Company, which has been connected with the American, and the American Cigar Company, organ ized in January. The following directors were elected yesterday :-James B. Duke, Oliver H. Payne, Thomas F. Ryan, J. B. Cobb, W. W. Fuller, Grant B. Schley, Frank H. Ray, Anthony W. Brady, C. C. Dula, W. R. Harris, P. A. B. Widener, Percival S. Hill, B. N. Duke and Chas. E. Halliwell. The directors organized by electing Jas. B. Duke, president; Thomas F. Ryan, first vice president; J. B. Cobb, second vice president; C. C. Dula, third vice president; William R. Harris, treasurer, and G. S. Keene, secretary. All are di rectors or officers of the American and Consolidated Tobacco Companies. The capital, $30,000,000, will be paid in today. At the meeting yesterday it was decided to offer four per cent, fifty-year gold bonds of the company to the com mon stockholders of the American and Continental Tobacco companies, on the basis of $1 in bonds for each dollar par value of Continental stock and $2 in bonds for each dollar of American. The bonds will begin to draw interest on August 1. The bonds, besides being a lien upon the shares deposited, wil also be a lien upon the $30,000,000 of cash capital of the ' company and whatever property may be acquired by the new company, and also upon the earnings of the company. Under its charter it can buy and sell and manu facture tobacco tobacco in all its forms. Its scope, according to an officer of the company, will be international, and it is said that the promoters aim at a world's trust in tobacco. Considerably more than a majority of the common stock of the American and Continental companies has been pledged for exchange into the hands of the Con solidated Company. The preferred shares of the American and Continental com panies ave not disturbed by the deal. At the same time the Consolidated Company wil also control the American Cigar Company, seventy per cent, of the capital of that corporation being held by the American and Continental companies. The capital stock of the American To bacco Company is $68,500,000, of which $14, 000.000 is preferred. The capital of the Continental Com pany is $97,690,700, equally divided be tween preferred and common. The au thorized capitalization is $100,000,000. Of the $10,000,000 capital stock of the American Cigar Company $3,000,000 is pre ferred. One of the first purchases of the Con solidated Company is likely to be that of the Universal Tobacco Company, a re cent rival. To effect the exchange of stock of the American and Continental a bond issue of about $154,000,000 will be necessary by the Consolidated Tobacco Company. ONE FOR HIS NOB. Col. Gilmore’s Blow Broke Gen. Grant’s Nose An interesting little story of Col. Q. O’M. Gilmore, Commandant of the Sec ond Regiment of this State, came out yesterday on a visit he paid to West Point. Colonel Gilmore is a brother of Lawyer W. G. Gilmore of this city and is well known here, having a few years ago served as Lieutenant Colonel ckf the Fourth Regiment. On the parade ground, at West Point, yesterday, during the drill a lady, refer ring to General Fred Grant, who was there, asked her escort if the General had been wounded in battle. “I don’t think so,” was the reply. “How did he get that horrid scar across the bridge of his nose?” inquired the lady. "Oh,” laughingly replied the other, “ask Quincy Gillmore about it. He can tell.” The story is to the effect that when Gillmore and Grant were cadets together at the Military Academy, away back in 1869, they settled a personal matter which then existed between them with ungloved fists. The encounter took place in a se cluded room of the barracks, and in one of the rounds Gillmore delivered a blow with such force as to break his antagon ist’s nose. The latter was confined in the cadet hospital for several weeks and re tains to this day the scar. The nicident is still fresh in the minds of many of the older residents. General Grant and Colonel Gillmore met yesterday, not hav ing seen each other for several years. VETERAN PICKPOCKET CAUGHT Woman Will Spend the Next Ninety Days in .Tail. Rebecca Coleten, sixty-five years old, a veteran pickpocket and confidence woman, was arrested in the Hoboken depot of the Lackawanna Railroad this morning for attempting to steal the pocketbook of a woman in the waiting room. She was de tected in taking the puree by the owner's daughter, who snatched it from her and set up an outcry. Road Detectives McClelland and Bennett recognized the Coleten woman from her picture in the rogue’s gallory and took her to Police Headquarters. Recorder Stan ton committed her to ninety days in the county jail. The prisoner was arrested and sentenced a year ago in Hoboken fqr a like offence. While he was holding her in a chair to be photographed on this occasion she bit one of Detective Renton's fingers nearly in two. She invariably dresses In black and looks respectable. Her favorite fields for operation are funerals and railroad statione. The residence she claimed is in Hicks street, Brooklyn. HAT RACK, NOT BYRNES, GUILTY. Patrick Byrnes, of Weehawken, was tried by a jury In the General Sessions Court yesterday on an indictment charg ing assault and battery made by Mrs. Mary Rbsenbaum, who keeps a grocery store ont he Plankroad In that township. Sne testified that she went to Byrnes's housed o collect a bill for groceries and that she got paid in blows. • Byrnes's story was that sho got excited because she couldn’t get the amount of her bill and that she scratched her face and blackened her eye on a hatrack. The jury found Byrnes not guilty. % fe ill; | m i ii LI THE PIONEER VEREIN, Reports Show Excellent Con dition-Officers Re elected. The annual meeting and election of offi cers of the German Pioneer Verein took place last evening at Reutter’s Hall, Jer sey avenue and First street. The attend ance was very large. The old officers were all re-elected unanimously. There .were twenty-one delegates and four mem fbers of the Board of Directors and the -secretary, Bouis B Finke, who were the electors. The offlicers are:—Street and Water Commissioner Ferdinand Heintze, president; ex-School Director Frank Gal lery, vice president; Freeholder Bouis B. Finke, recording secretary; S. Fishlein, financial secretary; Justice of the Peace J. H. Prillwitz, corresponding secretary; Joseph ’ Schellenberger, treasurer; Assist ant Corporation Attorney Henry Puster, attorney; Charles Roth, collector; Valen tine Puster, superintendent of the home in Greenville, and William F. C. Maurer, librarian. Bast night’s meeting was the thirteenth annual meeting of the Verein. The president will appoint the gentle men who will act on the Executive, House, Investigating and Finance Com mittees at the next meeting, Thursday evening, June 13. The physician at the home. Dr. F. C. Bambert, and the mat ron, Miss F. Baterman, will be reap pointed. Secretary Bouis B. Finke had a very interesting report, which showed the pro gress the Verein had made since its or ganization, and its wonderful increase in the past year. It showed that the total membership up to date, including 110 patrons, numbered 1,766, and the Badies’ Auxiliary had a membership of 111. The home, since its organization twelve years ago, has supported 82 poor people. It had one inmate when it was opened by Governor Beon Abbett on May 1, 1889. Four left voluntarily and three were ex pelled. Thirty-two died, and at the present the home contains 43 inmates. The financial report, when read, show ed very gratifying results. The total col lections for the twelve years amounted to $116,860.38. There was expended in this time $86,899.19, of which there is $29,000 invested in. bond and mortgage, paying five and six per cent. This left a balance in the bank of $961.19. The receipts for the past year amounted to $4,990.37 and the expenditures were $4,029.18. This makes the total balance in the treasury for the year ending the first of May, $961.19. Mr. Finke announced donations amounting to $1,546, and also a donation of $1,000 by Mr. George H. Meyer, which will be given the early part of next Au gust, and the balance of last year’s money brings the total balance in the treasury to $2,707.19. The Verein gave a vote of thanks to all the people who have generously helped the home in the past year. At last night’s meeting Secretary Finke notified the members that in the month of May $401 was paid out for bills and that all debts had been cleared. The gentlemen who so successfully managed the different committees last year, and who will more than likely be reappointed by President Heintze, are:— Executive Committee—H. Klussman, J. F. Bernstein, H. Brautigara, Joseph Graf. Fred Roes, Julius Jacks, Anthony Hauck, L. F. Seggel, L. Pfeffer, E. Lam ster, H. Hauck, J. Warncke, H. Pattberg. House Committee—J. Ringle, A. J. Ditt mar, A. Rocholl, Theodore Schultz. Investigating Committee—J. Vill, Carl Ruempler, Jacob Ringle, Robert Wein mann. Finance Committee—C. Steltman, J. C. Lowy, Richard Bunke, J. Meiding, C. Behrens, Fred. Gartmann. The Verein has some of the most promi nent, influential citizens of this city on its membership roll. PAVONIA B. & L Sixteen Annual Statement Has Just Been Issued. The eleventh annual statement of the Pavonia Building and Loan Association was presented by Secretary Clark at the meeting held on Thursday evening. The statements were illustrated and contained valuable information to the home seeker. A synopsis shows the assets $133,554.76; receipts, $632,123.44; gross earnings, $118, 717; and net earnings, $24,388.76. The new twenty-first series was opened and upwards of one hundred shares sold to twelve new members. At the sale of money three shares sold at a premium of $21, and twelve shores for $21.50 each. Both bidders were new shareholders. Mr. Frank P. Bechtlof, the treasurer, has been granted three months leave of absence, and he will make a tour of Europe, sailing by the Hamburg-Ameri can line today. During his absence the position of treasurer pro tem. will be tilled by Director William Obergfell, to whom members may apply if necessity requires. The next meeting will occur on June 20. when shares will be sold at twenty five cents per week, par value $200, and also a sale of money if demand is made. On account of .the first meeting night in July falling on the Fourth, the meeting will be held on the following evening. MATTHEUS FOR ASSEMBLY Delegation of Democrats Visit City Hall in His Behalf. A delegation of members of the German American Democratic Club of the Eleventh and Twelfth wards called at the City Hall this morning to enlist Democratic Leader Robert Davis’s support in favor of the nomination of Godfrey Mattheus as an Assembly candidate. Mr. Davis was closeted at the time with visitors and the delegation retired saying they would re turn* The delegation conslsted-of Gustav Klngenstein, Henry Martin, Alex Steger, Henry Mehl, Jr., Charles Krdeger, Ru dolph Bergemann, jbhn Hlnz, John Kuehlke, Fritz Wagner ondi 'Mr. Mat-* theuai the aeplrlng candidate. Though Mr, KUngensteln, .the spokes man of the delegation, did not say so, an, intimation was thrown'outsthat the dele gation was . to ascertain positively if Colonel Robert Smith .had positively'been decided upon to receive the backing of the party organization-for the Mayoralty nomination. Leader Davis lios already a number of times publicly stated that the Colonel would receive the backing of the organization. Mr. KUngensteln paid a visit to Mayor H-oos, but they Mayor says they did not talk politic*. MR. YOUNG'S GIFT Children’s Home Receives Five First Class Rail road Bonds of $1,000 Each. FORTY YEARS’ BENEFACTIONS Donor a Founder of the In stitute and One of Its Untiring Friends. The Board of Trustees of the Children’s Home experienced a very agreeable sur prise at their meeting last night. A let ter was received from Mr. E. F. C. Young inclosing five first class railroad bonds of Si,000 each, and this princely donation was for the permanent fund of the home. Mr. Young is one of the founders of this well deserving charity and has been close ly identified with its management for forty years. In the early sixties the question of pro viding a home for poor children was dis cussed in this city. Everybody then was agreed that such an institution was neces sary, but nothing came of* the matter until Mr. Young took hold of it. One afternoon in IS63 Mr. Young got - together in the First National Bank: building Dr. Dashiel, a prominent resident of the city at that time, and Mayor James Gopsill. These three gentlemen were the incor porators of the institution. They secured a small building, gathered subscriptions and the home was begun. Later the pres ent building was acquired and is a model of its kind. At all times Mr. Young has taken the deepest in terest in its welfare and much of its present success is entirely due to his efforts to that end. It was through his instrumentality that the pres ent building occupied by the children was secured. (Quietly and unostentatiously He has generousiy contributed to its funds and this last mark of his bounty deeply affected the trustees of the institution. NEWARK PEANK ROAO OPEN Shortly Before Midnight Two Gars Passed Over Draw Followed by Many Teams. Shortly before midnight last night the Newark Plank Road was opened. Long before that time there was a long line of vehicles on the Newark side of the Pas saic draw waiting to pass over to this city and on the Hudson side of the Hack ensack there was another. A gang of men under Superintendent Wisconsin Jackson were hammering away at the planking, removing the tim bers stretched across the entrance to the bridges. Promptly at a quarter before twelve the roadway Was clear and two cars, one from Netyark and the other from Jersey City, passed across. A cheer burst from the teamsters as they whipped up their horses and hurried on the bridges. There were only a few pas sengers on the cars. Prom midnight until a late hour this morning there was a steady stream of trucks passing and repassing. “The road is at last open,” said Presi dent E. F C. Young,” but as yet I have had no reports. I am glad the trouble is at an end.” It is now the intention of counsel for the Boards of Freeholders for Hudson and Essex counties to prepare jointly a bill to be presented at the next Legisla ture placing the burden of maintaining tlie road and the bridges on the counties respectively. “We will," said County Counsel John Griffin, “have an understanding that Es sex County shall take care of the Passaic bridge and Hudson that crossing the Hackensack. The question of purchasing the bridges will of course be dealt with.” MRS. MARY MULVANEY DEAD. Mrs: Mary Mulvaney. mother of John J. Mulvaney, Presidenp of the Board of Education, died this noon at her home, No. 178 Mercer street. She has been ill for three years or more, but her death today was very sudden. Mrs. Mulvaney was sixty-eight years old. She was a resident of this <5ity most of her life. The funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow. An Intelligent Monkey. A remarkable case of Intelligence In a small sapajou monkey belonging to M. Hachet Souplet, is reiated by him in the French scientific journal, “L,a Nature." Monkeys, it appears, are liable to the torment which Burns avenged in rhyme— that is to say, the toothache—and the sapajou was troubled with it after eat ing nuts, which, of course, he liked to eat. Failing to pick the offending morsels of nut from his teeth by his nails, he was doomed to suffer, until his master gave him the means of making a toothpick, In the shape of a little rod of iron and a whetstone. The monkey tried the rod on his teeth, and finding it too blunt had the idea of sharpening it on the hone. After working on it for an hour ho pos sessed an effective toothpick. A King and His Titles. If, as is said to be not unlikely, some change i3 adopted in King Edward's title, it will be the sixteenth time the title has bene altered. The last time, of course, was In 1S77, when “Empress of India" was added. It was the first change for sev emty-slx years; in 1S#1 George HI. had ; dropper France out of the list of countries over which he was king and delender, of the faith. The title has been changed not (quite once in every half cental* since the 'Conqueror, but between 1100 and lliuo it was changed four times, William the Conqueror called himself “King of the English. Normans and Cimouantlana.'— Exchange. _________ . An Old an Well Tried Remedy* Mr*. Winslow’* Soothing Syrup for children teething Should always be used for children while teething. It *ofiens the gum., allays tile pain, cure* Wind colli! and is the. beet, remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-flve cents per '%ettle. ^ UP TO DATE People know the comfort to be derived from the use of a Gas Stove. Makes your work half as light again. No need to come into the dining room flushed from a tussel with a refractory fire. Cook with GAS and enjoy life* RANGES, $10.50 and $12.00. WATER HEATERS, $8.00, $8.50 and $8.75. HUDSON COUNTY GAS COMPANY —OFFICES— ilia 'Montgomery St., Jersey City 10I Montgomery St.. Jersey City. 2B3 Central Ave„ Jersey City. 201 Avenue D, Bayonne,"N. J. “iS „ ashington fit., Hoboken, N. J. 00 Bergenline Ave., Town of Union, & I THAT WATER DIFFICULTY Board of Trade Will Take a Hand to Adjust the Trouble With the Contractors. As a result of the recent visit to the new water works at Boonton the Board of Trade Water Committee will at the next meeting of the Board present a report of their investigations. The report, it is said, will set out that it is very evident that a great deal of work has been done and there is every in dication that the contractors are acting in good faith and endeavoring to fulfill i their contract to the letter. On the finan cial side of the question the Board will be asked to make some representation to the j proper authorities in the city government that'it will in their opinion be to the best | interests of the city to make a reasonable I concession to the contractor. This is the v.ew expressed by Mr. Joseph A. Dear. I Chaidman of the committee, and Mr. John j J. Voorhees, a member of it. Some of the Board of Trade members j say that the proposed sum of $1,000,000 to j be retained 13 entirely too large an J amount. A sum say of $300,000 they think | is ample and that should bear interest | for no longer time than seven years at ; the most. Mr. A. J. Corcoran, a member of the j committee, but who was unable to ac company his colleagues on the trip, thinks : that as soon as possible the city officials ! should remove the existing trouble. He also thinks that the city is in a position to dictate fair and reasonable terms and at the same time hot endanger the city's rights. BODY FOUND IN RIVER. The body of an identified man about for ty-five years old, five feet nine inches tall, ■weighing about 160 pounds, was found floating at the foot of Hudson street in the North River yesterday afternoon. It was dressed in a brown checked coat ana vest, black trousers and tan shoes. On the body were found three keys, a pipe and tobacco pouch and a pair of gold plated pearl studded cuff buttons. The body was removed to Speer's morgue and the County Physician noti fied. MRS. HOLMES’S DEATH Board of Freeholders Adopts Sait- ! able Resolutions, The Board of Freeholders transacted no i business at their meeting yesterday De cause of the absence of Director Holmes, the funeral of whose wife took place yes terday. The following resolutions signed "byt he entire board were passed, Freehol der Cooper presiding:— Whereas. Almighty God in His in finite wisdom has seen lit to call from this life to her eternal home, Bridget; the beloved wife of our esteemed Di rector, Michael B. Holmes: and Whereas, In the opinion of the mem bers of ihte Board, our respected fel low member and Director has suffered an irreparable loss in the death of his beloved wife; therefore be it Resolved, That we extend our sin cere* sympathy to our bereaved Di rector and his family in their great afflictions and as a mark of .respect to the memory of the deceased, we here by direct that these preambles «n<l resolutions be printed in the official minutes of this meeting, and a ropy of these proceedings be transmitted to the Director: and Resolved, That ns a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, this Board do now adjourn, to meet on Monday next, the 16th Inst,, at 4 P. M. ..i . - —— WEATHER INDICATIONS. NKW TORTv, .Tun* 7. tWl.—Forecast for the thirty-six houiVendln* at eight P. M. Saturday'Thunderstorms and cooler to night; tomorrow and Sunday, fair, Hartnett'*- Tbermomotrienlr Roust Jim* b, ue*r.'. a p. M......_fei 8 P. M.......xtt » P. M.74:! 13 ailduigUk.. unov’7. Dar. « A,*M.rh » A«fM... w *- sa VJ _ DIED. MULVANET.—On Friday, June 7, at tier .P19,„ N°c 1,8 Mercer street, Mary, wife of John Mulvaney. Notice of funeral tomorrow. MEISNER—On Wednesday, June 5, 1301. Christina, beloved wife of John L Meisner and daughter of Annie and the late George Meyer, aged twenty four years. ar\d friends, also Ladies’ Aug Vlap to Brotherhood of R. R, ’trainmen, podge No. 4(, and sister lodges are In invited to attend the funeral services on t nuay, June-1, at $ y. M. sharp, from tha rtsioence of her mother. No. i43 Mon mouth street. Funeral on Saturday, ‘June S, at 9 A. M., to Woodlawn Cemetery. KELLER—Suddenly, on Wednesday Jui:e 5. 1901 HenTy George, son of Bess*® and the late Thomas Keller, aged fif teen years. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral on Saturday, June 8, at % A. W, Trom the res’dence of his mother, 544 (new number) Mercer street; thence to St. Joseph’s ’Church, Where a high maS3 of requiem will be offered for te happy repose of his soul. ROBERT DAVIS ASSOCIATION, _AT THE_ ACADEMY BE MUSIC, J. C. Monday. Tnesday and Wednesday Efg’s. (Wednesday Matinee.) JUNE 10, 11 and 12. 1901. TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES:— 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 vonla Avenue and Grove Street. LYONS & ZIEGLER'S DRUG STORE. 606 Newark Avenue. CITY COLLECTOR’S OFFICE, Room No. I, City Hall, Jersey City. ADVANCE SALE WILL BEGIN AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC on Saturday June 8th, from 10 A. M. to 5 P. M., and will be continued dally thereafter close. LETTER HEADS. ^ BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. 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