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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.
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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,
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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.
ENVELOPES.
CIRCULARS.
AMPHLETS.
PROGRAMMES.
CATALOGUES. .

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