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— THE FROU FROU OF THE SMART ' WOMAN TO BE HEARD FROM AFAR. T>>" Twinvet Sluiced Skirt, V !«** »*i »«» «» Ike Bettm, Close Fitting »t the Top—Wash Waists aad Skirts For Msralaf Wear. - ts with delight upon Mia and silks, upon on, upon the dainty mmltaittetsrt ane slsuauner's great iest'. J)li SfiJ^PfeSe-: \ But «h«Ma*tetaj:&r the right wearing le figure must low, straight »nty of spring back is essen ut appearance. ELEGANT VISITING COSTUME. 'For it is not so much the things we |have, but the pleasing way we wear r em, that matters. Long and full at the feet is the skirt an the visiting costume of the first sketch, the gown being rendered in sky jblue cashmere elaborately appliqued and with blouse and elbow puffings in white crinkled chiffon. The White par asol is set off with rows of blue and green ribbon, and the fahcy straw hat Is conspicuous for its tuft of pink and (white roses. In costumes of general utility tho .shirt waist is all powerful. Nothing, In fact, surpasses the tasteful shirt waist and well fitting skirt for morn ing wear. When completed with one of the new shirt waist hats or a small ■French sailor hat with a white lace veil tied into a graceful knot behind, we have the typical American woman at once. But the waist requires to be very well put on (that is the secret of success), worn over a well fitting pair of corsets and well pulled down and held in at the waist The best blouses are most simple, a slightly pouched shape over a narrow waistband. For morning wear there are the most dainty cravats and collars in cambric, finished off with stiff little bows, inlet with guipure at the edges. A sketch shows a fashionable skirt with sufficient amplitude round the feet without the addition of the usual volante en forme. It is quite easy to make and looks well in silk or cloth, tout Is particularly recommended for Washing materials. The seams are cut exactly in the shape illustrated, each seam slanting sharply outward in an angle from the knees on one side, which gives a pretty fullness round the ■bottom. The skirt is tight fitting round the hips. All that is best m dress is certainly Of a soft, clinging description, chiffon and lace being perhaps more to the fore than ever. The frou frou of the fashionable woman can be heard from afar, though there Is no suggestion of rustling silk. ! Multiplicity of detail characterizes •11 the new models. Open stitch her ringboning is a favorite instance. Seams instead of being closely joined are often united by this openwork a quarter of an inch in width, showing the contrasting silk lining underneath. IV / / XXtPW WASH SKIRT. iffhia looks pretty running down the veasof of the skirt in thin materials, Buchi as voile or gauze. Voile is certainly the material par ex cellence, pin spot voile being one of the season’s novelties. Any light, semitransparent fabric is fashionable for the more dressy toi lets, leaving rough materials and linens for morning wear. '.o . ■ — I Tiut ump.iv ^incern;. The empire pattern iu every possible form is beloved at the moment Pretty chemises a«d nightgowns are made in this t wise, the best, perhaps, having little medallions of old lace or fine handmade embroidery. They are tied with fancy ribbons in shades of blue, pink and mauve. Pretty, too, are pink chemises, with the tops made entirely •f Uee. HOMEMADE FITMENTS. They Solve lhe Problem of Comfort able Llrlxs In a Small Roam. It seems part of the awkwardness of things that bedrooms should so often be extremely small when bedroom fur niture is of necessity so uncomfortably large. The ever growing tendency to ward occupying flats rather than houses may have something to do with this condition. The fact remains that the smallness »f bedrooms is a difficulty with which the home decorator has frequently to grapple. There is one solution to this problem, however, in which the same factor which solves so many knotty questions plays the chief part—i. e., money. The wealthy, if they ever had a small room to contend with, would fly to a system of “fitments,” and ev ery conceivable requirement in the way of furniture would be carefully fitted into the smallest possible compass. But those sorely tried housewives who have to work wonders on very small means must overcome the difficulty otherwise, and to make the best use of all available space appears the wis est recourse. Recesses on either side the fireplace, if such there be, are of greatest value, aud the cut shows how to utilize them. In the recess on the left there is a small chest of drawers, but as this is not by any means a decorative piece of furniture it is concealed by a curtain. Any carpenter can make two shelves to fit into the recess at a convenient height In the middle there Is a bonnet cupboard, and the space on either side can be used for books or china. Just in front of the lower shelf a thin rod Is fixed, from which the curtains are Suspended. They pull on one side when it is necessary to get to the chest of drawers behind. In the recess on the right side a hang ing wardrobe has been improvised. To make this a ledge of wood should be IN A SMALL BEDROOM. nailed on each side of the recess at about six feet from the ground. Across the front there is a shaped piece of wood or pediment, with a rod like that in front of the chest of drawers, from which to suspend the curtains. A piece of strong linen the size of the recess must be fastened over the top, nailing it to the side shelves, as this will keep out the dust. Strong hooks screwed into pieces of wood should be fitted on to the walls at the back and sides of the recess, and when this is done a very commodious wardrobe will be the result. Now, all the other necessary furniture will be the bed. which can be placed against the wall opposite the fireplace; a ccrner washstand, which will fit into the angle of the wall at the foot of the bed, and the toilet table, which should be placed by the window. The com fortable wicker chair shown in the illustration will be a luxury, and this recess arrangement will provide room for its accommodation. » A New and Workable Notion. A novql and very practical idea in fancy work is to cut out a cretonne pat tern and put it on another material as applique decoration. A good thing about this is that any one with taste and clever fingers cdn do it successful ly, and if a good cretonne is chosen the effect is very pretty. The sketch in black and white gives only the faintest idea of the work, for the coloring is the chief beauty. The background of the present ex ample Is black velvet, which forms APPLIED DECORATION OP COT OOT CRE TONNE. rather a striking contrast to the red roses. All the outlines of the flowers are. finished in gold thread. Where the stalks in the cretonne are too thin to cut out embroidery is introduced to fill the spaces. The effect of this ap plique cretonne is very rich. As to tlio actual method of working, the cretonne or satefti is laid upon the material in tended for the background and is tack ed down all round the flowers and leaves and buttonhole stitched and the other material then cut away. The background may be made of almost any material. LairnTeitlciiati 1 h 'e ‘ A e w Thing. I,awn petticoats are going to be very much worn this summer in place of silk, with thin skirts. They are always i r-4 A FROU FROU UNDERSKIRT. tlie exact shade of the gown, cut long and trimmed with lawn ruffles or lace. The pretty white undershirt sketched is made with a very full, wide flounce trimmed with Valenciennes lace frills and inset tioua. BITS OF STYLE. The Right Tiling In Hats ut Gloves. Washable Soamer Neckwear. Keep your rose laden hats for smart occasions. Wearing them any day and every day on the street coupts you in with the floppy, cheap sort which are beginning to parody the rose queens we all love and would pay homage to by wearing only the choicest and at fit times. Big gardenias vie with the big roses in purest of whiteness. Forget meuots are the smartest of small flow ers this season, they being made with a perfection, goftness and beauty of color which is admirable. The shirt waist hat is the thing of the season for street and field, and it is trimmed in styles to become the wear er of every taste. Two are here shown. The upper one is made in white and tan cornhusk straw trimmed with dot ted louislne silk, which may be white with black or colored dots or of colored ground with white or black dots. The other hat is’ of white and tan straw trimmed with polka dot ribbon, a black velvet bow and band and two quills. In gloves choose, besides white, pal est of pearl tints, pale fawns, pale bis cuit shades and pale tans for dress pur poses. Select for forenoon wear some thing deeper in-tone in tans and fawns, as well as wash suedes, both in ivory white and tan. Study the effect of these colors and shades relatively to SHIRT WAIST HATS. the gown they are to be worn with as the surest guide. To wear gloves smart ly one needs a large supply to choose from. To wear them economically ad here to some one color as a general thing. A more generous and attractive sup ply of summer neckwear in every washable fabric has never been offer ed. The shop counters, bright with all this variety of daintiness, are never without active admirers. Cravats of the same fabric as the shirt waist are so general and so tit that shirt waists that are without them look odd. The turnover edge embroid ered or in lawn colors is the required finish to baste on the top of cravats to make them becoming. Very charming red cloth blouses are particularly fetching upon pretty young figures and a summer acquisition no girl will be quite willing to forego. Be sides finding them so becoming and smart, they offer the needed protection on the field or water. It takes very little to make one, as the back is plain and the front as well, where there is a slight pouch fullness, says Vogue, i which is the source of the illustration j and fashions here given. The New Marquise Bracelets. Marquise bracelets are the very nat ural results of the resumption of short sleeved evening gowns and elbow sleeved afternoon costumes. A mar quise bracelet is usually a rope of flex ible thin ribbon of gold adorned with a three to live inch long cameo or min iature framed in pearls or diamonds or an ornament such as a crown of jew els, the Prince of Wales’ three feathers or a Florentine lily seemingly adjusted to the gold band by a fluttering jeweled ribbon bow. Whatever design may be adopted, the setting must be in the long, marquise form, and against a round, white arm the decorative value of such a dazzling fetter is undeniable, remarks the New York Sun. Tlie Art of file Veil. There is an art in putting on a veil, and the woman who does not possess it should resolutely decide against these treacherous bits of wearing apparel. There is nothing that looks worse than a cheap veil tied on in the slatternly style that leads one to wonder if it were not pulled out of shape when pur chased, says a Ladies’ World corre spondent. As a rule it is safer for the average woman to select a veil from the staple stock and leave the novelties to those women, small in number, who under stand all the tricks of this innocent appearing article of merchandise. A few years ago, while chiffon veils were all the rage, the appearance of many otherwise handsome toilets was ruined by the addition of one of these veils simply because the wearer did not understand that a white chiffon veil was not suited to all styles of faces, hats or gowng or to every occa sion. As to green veils, one wonders if there could be a style that would bring out more women who are deficient in taste. There are a few—a very, very few—who can wear a green veil suc cessfully, but, let it be whispered, they are the best protection against frec kles. Pongees Again to the Fore. Embroidered pongees have arrived. From purest cream to warmest sandy brown their tints and tones prevail, and the embroidery is done in cream on the brown and in deeper brown on the cream. A very pale brown pongee, full of sunlight glints and brocaded in big yellow sun spots, is the material of a June costume. Its flounces are top ped off—as so many flounces are these days—by an inset border of cream lace that shows through its mesh the yel low silk petticoat on which the skirt is founded. The waist is artistically treated with lace and thin brown grass linen pin tucked with yellow sewing silk and of the same transparent goods the lower half of the sleeves Is made. “Why Oxford?” The common name “Oxford” given to a very popular shirting la due to a peculiar ity of weaving. Two warps run side by elde, which the filling binds together. NEAT ITHNISHINGS. SMALL AFFAIRS THAT ARE CONVEX IENT AND ALSO DECORATIVE. Clever Way* of Disposing o£ Mount ed Photographs—A Kovel and Ad mirable Eaiel-That Very Pleasing Thing, the Window Seat. Collections of mounted photographs having become very common in culti vated homes, it becomes important to find an artistic and at the same time convenient method of caring for them. The first cut shows a wall cabinet that fulfills these conditions satisfactorily. The top of the cabinet affords space for WALL CABIWET. ornaments. The hinged cover in front is itself a framed photograph, the frame being of the “flat” order, with bronze or gold molding inside. This cover lets down to a horizontal posi tion, where it is held by chains, to pro vide a shelf where photographs can be examined. The lower figure shows the cover In this horizontal position. The interior of the cabinet can be arranged to suit the size and shape of the photos It is to contain, putting them in as suggested in the cut or providing racks for the different sizes. The unique article of furnishing shown in the second cut can be made by any one “handy” with tools. Its front, as shown at Fig. 1, is in form like the ordinary easel, but behind this, shown at Fig. 2, is a place for keeping mounted but unframed photographs and engravings of different shapes and sizes. A door shuts these in and pro tects them from dust. Such an easel takes up no more room than the ordi nary easel, for the latter must have ■ space for the third leg in the rear. Pine or whitewood can be used in its con struction, the whole being given a coat : of black,or white enamel paint when ; completed. Another very attractive finish is a coat of the dead black, lus terless paint that can now he had. This gives the same effect as that produced j by the black iron furnishings that are j now so common, says The Household, which adds the following to these use ful hints: A most convenient feature in the fur nishing of a room is the window seat ■ that architects are building into many I of the new houses. These seats may be 1 put in, however, at any time and are made very inexpensive by using a board about 20 or 22 inches wide and as long as the space is available. Four turned legs should be attached, and these may be panted in cream color for the reception and drawing room or made of highly polished mahogany, birch or oak for dining room’ halls and library. There Is hardly a room in the house that may not have such a seat to advantage. All window seats should be furnished with a thick, tufted cushion, uphol stered with some serviceable material, and there should be plenty of big, square cushions at the back. If wood en sides are also added, they form a most convenient resting place for the " EASEL WITH IMPROVED BACK, pillows. For hall, sitting room and li brary the covering may be tapestry or corduroy. The latter comes in all col ors adapted to such purposes and wears well. Strawberry Shortcake. Sift together one quart of flour, two rounded teaspcoufuls of baking pow der, a little salt and one tablespoonful of sugar and into it chop three table spoonfuls of butter. Add one cupful of sweet milk and one well beaten egg. Put together as quickly and with as lit tle handling as possible. Roll into sheets one-half inch thick. Bake in a well greased pan, laying one sheet on top of the other. As soon as baked separate them and put between the crusts a thick layer of well sweetened berries and also cover the topfcwitk ber ries. Serve with sugar and cream. .A Bit of Continental Lore. One of the best “mouse scarers” is said to be the foliage of the walnut. tree. Where traps are useless the above is most successful, and for those to whom such leaves are obtainable there need be no worry about those an noying little animals. Even after the foliage has been dried it is still ef fectual in driving them away; On the continent, where country folk bury such vegetables as turnips, carrots, cel ery, etc., for winter use, a layer of the ♦ibove keeps rats and mice away. BOARD OF FINANCE (Official Proceedings.) Regular meeting of the Board of Fi nance, held In its rooms at the Cltv Hall on Wednesday, May 15, 1901, at 3 o’clock P. M. Present—President Lembeck and Messrs. Carnes, Midlige and Mullins—!. Absent—Mr. Ringle—1. APPROVAL OF MINUTK3, ••JQiS minutes of regular meeting, May 1, 1901, were approved as engrossed in the minute book and printed id manual form, j on motion or Mr. Mid Hire. , „ PETITIONS. ETC. "he following petitions, etc,, were pre sented, received and disposed of as fol lows:— Petition of D. Stegman^for return of water rents, Lot A, Block 1,411, Old Ber gen road. Petition of Industrial Savings and Loan Company for return of duplicate pay ment of taxes, year 1900-'OX, Lot 25, Block 848, Montrose avenue. Petition of Hudson Real Estate Co. for return of taxes paid in error on Lots 147, 148, 259 and 150, Block 1,274, McAdoo avenue, and Lots 21, 22, 23 and 24, Block r2ELTSFhune avenue, and Lot 29, Block 1,300%, New street. Petition of Thomas Glynn for return of 513.41 paid for assessment for “Ravine Road Sewer Continuation," Lot 6, Block 895, Leonard street. (Referred to Committee on Salaries and Claims.) Communication from Wallis, Edwards & Bumsted requesting payment of judg ment, $4,522.38, damages and costs, M. T. Connolly vs. The Mayor, etc. (Referred to Finance Committee.) (The following official bonds, approved by the Corporation Counsel, were present ed, received and referred to the Commit tee on Finance:— Of Wm. C. Heppenheimer, as City Treasurer, in the sum of $100,000, with E. F. C. Young, A. P. Hexamer and Henry Mehl as sureties. Of Robert S. Jordan, as City Comp troller, in the sum of $50,000, with Carl H. Ruempler, Dennis McLaughlin, Abram Post and Horace Farrier as sureties. Of Robert G. Smith, as member of the Board of Street and Water Commission ers, in the sum of $10,000, with Robert S. Ross and Hemr Byrne as suretiese. Of the following constables, each in the sum of $1,000:— Fred. P. Budden, First Ward, with John H. Masker and Philip E. Martin as sure ties. I rank Hague, Second Ward, with Robert Davis and Thomas J. Miggins as sureties. William Herche, Third Ward, with David Harper and Henrietta Herche as sureties. N. P. Wedin, Fourth Ward, with James N. Braden and John H. Masker as sureties. Frank Meyer, Eighth Ward, with Henry Puster and Henry Windecker as sureties. Robert J. Livingston, Ninth Ward, with John Troll and George Frankenstein as sureties. Michael Nugent, Tenth Ward, with Henry T. Nugent and John Conway as sureties. George F. Stanton, Twelfth Ward, with Albert A. Frank and .William F. Kern as sureties. Michael Grod, Twelfth Ward, with Gus tav A Pfingsten and Charles Belte as sureties. CLAIMS. The following claims were presented, received and referred to their appropriate committees:—Postal Tel. Cable Co., $2.05; Evening Journal Association, $229.1G; George Wurts, $2; Wm. B. Dana Co., $8.40; Frank Meyer, $26; Jersey City News, $229.16; N. Y. Evening Post, $27.30; Stumpf & Steurer, $13.50; H. A. Lush, $70 Jersey City News, $25; J. W. Harrison. $27.95. OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS. From the Corporation Counsel:— May 6, 1901. To the Honorable the Board of Finance. Gentlemen—I enclose herewith the de cision of the State Board of Taxation in the matter of the appeals taken from the assessments made on the water front property of certain corporations. The legal question alluded to in the matter of the appeal of the National Storage Com pany arose from the claim of that com pany to exemption of very valuable prop erty from taxation upon the ground that it had been dedicated to public use. Respectfully, allan d. mcdermott. From the Board of Street and Water Commissioners :— The following resolutions adopted by the Board of Street and Water Commission ers were presented, received and referred to the Committee on Concurrent Resolu tions. (Passed May 9, 1901.) 1. Ordering paid certain claims. 2. Awarding to John Nolan the contract for the improvement of Foye place, from Montgomery street to Bergen avenue (es timated cost, $1,113.40); amount on city, $72.40. (Passed May 14, 1901.) 3. Ordering paid certain claims. 4. That the specifications as presented bv Chief Engineer for furnishing and de livering castiron water pipe and laying two 3G-inch castiron water pipe in Laid law avenue as hereby adopted and order ed filed, and the Clerk of this Board di rected to advertise for proposals. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMIT TEES. The Committee on Finance reported recommending that the following official bonds, referred to said committee at this meeting, be received and approved, and that they be entered at large upon the bond book and filed:— Wm. C. Heppenheimer, City Treasurer. Robert S. Jordan, City Comptroller. Robert G. Smith, member of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners, and of the following constables:— . Frederick P. Budden, Frank Hague, William Herche, Nicholas P. Wedin, Frank Meyer, Robert J. Livingston, Michael Nugent, George F. Stanton and Michael Grod. The report of the Committee was re ceived, the recommendations therein con tained were adopted, and the bonds were each approved by the votes of all the members of the Board present, four (4) in number, on the call for the yeas and nays by the President. The Committee on Concurrent Resolu tions reported recommending that the following resolution, adopted by the Board of Street and Water Commission ers "be concurred in:— (Passed June 19, 19d0.) Awarding to the National Asphalt Pav ing Co. the contract for the improve ment of Garrison avenue, from Stuyve sant avenue to Tonnele avenue. (Estimated cost, $12,346.90.) The report was received and the resolu tion concurred in by the votes of all the members of the Board present, four (4) in number, on the call for the yeas and nays by the President. The Commitee on Salaries and Claims reported recommending the payment of the following claims:— $8.40 to Wm. B. Dana & Co., for adver tising bond sale in Chronicle. $27.30 to New York Evening Post, for advertising bond sale of May 1, 1901. , $13.50 to Stumpf & Steurer, for adver tising bond sale of May 1, 1901, in Daily Bond News. (Charge to "Premium” account.) $229.16 to the Evening Journal Associa tion for publishing minutes in May, 1901, when due. $229.16 to the Jersey City News, for pub lishing minutes in May, 1901. when due. (Charge to "Publishing Minutes” ac count.) $26 to Frank Meyer, for services as Marshal First District Court, April, 1901. $70 to H. A. Lush, for services as as sistant to Clerk First District Court, May, 1901, when due. (Charge to ‘“Fees District Court” ac counts $2.06 to Postal Tel. Cable Co., for mes senger t?ervice, Board of Finance, April, 1901. $2 to cxeorge Wurts, for certified copy, Chapter 98, Laws 1901. $25 to Jersey City News, for printing manual, pages 123 to 133 (inclusive). (Charge to “Claims” account.) The report was received and the claims were each ordered paid by the votes of all the members of the Board present, four (4) in number, on the call for the yeas and nays by the President. The same Committee turther reported | recommending the adoption of a resolu tion ordering paid the salaries of the Mayor and others for the month of May, 1901, when due, amounting to $5,174.97. The report was received and the reso lution adopted by the votes of all the members of the Board present, four (4) in number, on the call for the yeas and nays by the President. The Committee on Printing, Stationery and Supplies reported recommending the payment of the following claim:— $27.95 to A W. Harrison, for printing and stationery for Corporation Counsel. (Charge to •‘Claims” Account.) The report was received and the claim ordered paid by the votes of all the members of the Board present, four (4) in number, on the call for the yeas and nays bv the President. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. The following resolutions were present ed. received and adopted by the votes of lall the members of the Board present, four (4) in number, on the call for the yeas and nays by the President. By Mr. Midlige, on behalf of the Com mittee on Finance:— Ttasoived, That warrants be ordered drawn, on ,the. City Treasurer in favor of tijat officer, to be deposited to credit of June. 1991, interest:— On General Account.$15,6S7.50 On Genera: Account to pay inter est on Assessment Bonds. 21,000.00 On Water Account. 8,700.00 By Mr. 'Midlige. on behalf of the Com mittee on Finance;— Resolved, That a warrant be ordered drawn on the City Treasurer in favor of Hugh Dugan, County Collector, for the sum ot *100,(»0, on account of county taxes, year 1900-1901. By Mr. Midlige, on behalf of the Com mittee on Finance:— Resolved, That the Clerk of this Board be and is hereby directed to no'tify the several Boards and Commissioners of this city to forward to this Board by June 19, 1901, their estimates of appropriations re quired for the liscul year, beginning De cember 1, 1901, and ending November 30, 1902, giving same in detail, with sched ules of salaries to be paid. By Mr. Midlige, on behalf of the Com mittee on Finance:— Resolved, That warrants be ordered drawn upon the City Treasurer in favor of the Sinking Fund Commission on water account, as follows:— For *14,000 for payment of principal of *586,000 5% Water Bonds, due April 1, 1916, in accordance with an act approved June 3, 1890, and resolution of the Board of Finance, March 26, 1891. For $7,000 for payment of principal of $350,000 5% Water Bonds, due June 1, 1921, in accordance with an act approved April 17, 1891, and resolution of the Board of Finance, May 13, 1S91. For 40,<M> for payment of .principal of $248,000 5% Water Bonds, due January 2, 1922, in accordance with an act approved June 9, 1890, and resolution of'the 'Board of Finance, November 11, 1891. For $4,000 for payment of principal of $200,000 5% Water Bonds, due January 22, 1922, in accordance with an act approved June 9, 1890, and resolution of the Board of Finance, November 17, 1893. For $3,600 for payment of principal of $179,000 4M>% Water Bonds, due January 1, !»&), in accordance with an act approved March 16, 1893, and resolution of the Board of Finance, October 4, 1894. For $2,300 for payment of principal of $100,000 4% Water Bonds, due January 2, 1929, In accordance with an act approved March 16, 1893, and-, resolution of the Board of Finance, December 7, 1S98. By Mr. Midlige, on behalf of the Com mittee on Finance:— Resolved, Tnat a warrant he ordered drawn upon the City Treasurer in favor of the Sinking Fund Commission for the sum of $35,000 on assessment account, be ing amount to be transferred to “Sinking Fund, April, 1916.” By Mr. Carnes, on behalf of the Com mittee on Salaries and Claims:— Whereas, William Wright on April 10, 1885, paid to the city $30.00 for assessment levied against lots 11, 12 and 13, Block 807, Leonard street ($10.00 for each lot) for “Ravine Road sewer continuation” (con firmed March 13, 1880); and Whereas, The assessment levied against said lots for “Joint ontlet sewer for Jersey City and West Hoboken” (confirm ed September 22, 1S9S) was also paid; and Whereas, Said William Wright is en titled in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 125, Section 12, of the Laws of 1880, to have returned to him amount paid for “Ravine Road sewer continuation; therefore Resolved, That a warrant be ordered drawn on .the City Treasurer in favor of William Wright for $30.00 to return to him amount paid for “Ravine Road sewer con tinuation.” Resolved, That the City Collector be and he is hereby directed to cancel the following amounts, paid April 10, 1885, for “Ravine Road Sewer Continuation:— Lot 11, Block 807, Leonard street, $10. Lot 12, Block 807, Leonard street, $10. Lot 13, Block 807, Leonard street, $10. IJy Mr. Carnes, on behalf of the Com mittee on Salaries and Claims:— Whereas, The assessment levied against Lot 43, Block 813, Graham street, for “Ravine Road Sewer Continuation” (con firmed March 13, 18S0,) amounting to $10, was paid to the city; and, Whereas, Henry Behrens is entitled, in accordance with the provisions of Chap ter 125, Section 12, of the Laws of 1889, to credit to such payment; therefore, Resolved, That the City Collector be and he is hereby directed to deduct from the assessment levied against said prop erty for “Joint Outlet Sewer for Jersey City and West Hoboken” the said $10 paid for “Ravine Road Sewer Continua tion,” on Lot 43, Block 813, Graham street. By Mr. Carnes, on behalf of the Com mittee on Salaries and Claims:— Whereas. Martha Montgomery, the per son mentioned in the Redemption certi ficate hereafter referrd to, not having any recorded title in Lot 36, Block 793, Hancock avenue, and in Lot Pt. 50, Block 793, Sherman avenue, was not entitled to redeem them; and, Whereas, The purchasers of said lots at the City Collector's sale, held Septem ber 26, 1899, declined to receive the money paid to the city by Mrs. Montgomery; Resolved, That warrants be ordered drawn on the City Treasurer in favor of George McEwan, executor, to return the following amounts paid to the city by said Martha Montgomery, April 11, 1900, for the redemption of the above mention ed lots:—Lot 36, $79.06; Lot Pt. 50, $73.80. Resolved, That the redemption certifi cate, 5,586 (Sale No. 9,586) and 5,5S7 (Sale No. 9,587), herewith returned, be cancelled. On motion of Mr. Mullins, the meeting then adjourned. M. F. KALAHER, Clerk. BOARD OF POLICE COMMIS SIONERS. (Official Proceedings.* Regular meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners, held in First Criminal Court Room, Monday, May 27, 1901. Present—President McGill and Commis sioner Tilden. Absent—Commissioner Walter. Minutes of last meeting approved as printed. PRESENTATION OF COMMUNICA TIONS AND PETITIONS. Communications, etc., were received and disposed of as follows:— Communication from Clerk of Board of Finance enclosing resolution. Ordered spread on minutes. Office of the Board of Finance. Jersey City, May 17, 1901. Hon. Board of Police Commissioners:— Dear Sirs—The following resolution was adopted by the Board of Finance of Jer sey City, at its meeting held May 15. 1901, and was and was approved by the Mayor May 17, 1901. Yours respectfully. M. F. KALAHER, Clerk. Resolved, That the Clerk of this *Board be and is hereby directed to notify the several Boards and Commissioners of this city to forward to this Board by June 19, 1901. their estimate of appropriations re quired for the fiscal year beginning De cember, 1901, and ending November 30. 1902, giving same in detail, with schedule of salaries to be paid. • Communication from Chief of Police In forming Board of the death of Patrolman Patrick J. Reilly, Second Precinct. Ordered spread on minutes. Chief's Office, Police Dept., Jersey City, May 27, Rui. Hon. Board of Police Commissioners:— Gentlemen—I would respectfully inform your honorable body of the death of Patrolman Patrick J. Reilly. Second Pre cinct, who died at his residence this af ternoon. He entered the service oil June 30, 1890. He was a good and efficient officer. Respectfully yours. BENJ. MURPHY, Chief of Police. Communication from Chief of Police in forming Board of the request of the Princeton University Athletic Association requesting a detail of fifteen officers and cue sergeant to guard their grounds on. June 8. Referred to the Chief with power. Applyication of Patrolman Frederick Thau, mounted officer, Fifth Precinct, to be granted full pay for time lost- by sickness, caused by accident wit'll his horse. Referred to the Committee on Salaries. Communication from Manhattan Elec tric Supply Co., requesting that special police power be granted Albert J. Burr at their plant on Morris street. Referred to the Chief with power. PRESENTATION OF CLAIMS. Claims were presented and referred to the proper committees as follows:— Payrolls of Department for May, $29,330.90. Payroll of Police Justices anti court clerks. *8*3.33. Payroll of sick anil pensioned officers, *2,132.63 Referred to Committee on Salaries:— Mackey, Young & Co., coal to First Precinct. April, *9. Mackey, Young & Co., coal to Second Precir.ct, April. *9. Mackey, Young & Co., coal to Third Precinct, April. *18. Mackey, Young & Co., coal to Fourth precinct, April, *31.50. Mackey, Young & Co., coal to Fifth Precinct. April, *13.50. Mackey, Young & Co., coal to Sixth j Precinct. April, *9. Mackey, Young & Co., coal to Seventh I Precinct. April, $4.30. Mackey, Youne & Co.; coal to patrol ! stable. April, *4.50. - . A. Jaeger, meals to prisoners. City j Prison and First Precinct. April, *49.90. Otto J. Sleeter, meals to prisoners, Third i Precinct, April, *32.50. Vile & Son, feed to Department, May, *181.93. J. H. Keim, photo* of prisoners, April and May, *9. Bpnj. Murphy, annual dues a« member ; of Bureau of Identilication of Criminals for year 1901-4902. James S. Lindsay, veterinary surgeon, March to April, SIS. Kelly & Co., horseshoeing, Third Pre cinct, March to May, 916. C. J. Button, horseshoeing, Fitt'h, Pre cinct, May, 915. 92'so*11^00 County Co., supplies, April, jjCarntnkel Bros., supplies, April and i’- ®. Brill, supplies, March and May, Wood & Menagh, supplies, April and May, 913.25. Ewald Bros. Co., supplies, May, 914.50. . m' .. Bngan. seven bicycles and let tering, May, 9239.06. Sibley & Putman, supplies, signal sye ! tem, May, 9232.30. i O'Brien & Keilt, repairs, Headquarters and Third Precinct, April and May, 964.56. -.if-18 Geiger, repairs to wagons, April, $108. io. I Martin J. 'Bonner, repairs at stable, ; March, $2C. I Martin J. Bonner, repairs to stable, May, $o. 'Nelli Campbell & Son, repairs to First Precinct, May, $210. John Power, repairs to flagging. First ’ Precinct, April, jSo. i John Power, repairs to flagging and I windows, Fifth Precinct, May, $S9. Hudson County Gas Co., gas in stations, J April, $228,47. i Hudson County Gas Co., gas in Hos ; pital, April, $45.10. j United Electric Co., one arc light, Sec | ond Precinct. April, $15. 1 John Daly, rent of Seventh Precinct i Station, March to May, $180. I The Jersey City News, printing minutes, April, $S. Ewald ‘Bros., printing and stationery, April and May, $33.30. Referred to Committee on General Claims. Louis L. Finke. groceries to Hospital, April and May, $193.79. Louis L. Finke, green groceries to Hos pital, April and May, $98.90. Herm Grimm, meat to Hospital, April and May. $284.63. John Mannion, milk to Hospital, May, $99.20. Borden's Condensed Milk Co., milk to Hospital, May, $77.14. $73 24° brea<* to Hospital, May, McKesson & Robbins, medicine to Hos pital, April and May, $158.36. Thos. C. Cross, fish to Hospital, March and April, $32. Hudson River Ice Co., ice to Hospital, April, $25.25. Wood & Menagh, supplies to Hospital, May, $25.26. G. W. Letts, supplies to Hospital, May, $23.50. Ammon & Person, supplies to Hospital, April and May, $31.28. E. B. Meyrewitz, supplies to Hospital, April. $25. Mackey, Young & Co., coal to Hospital, April, $117. Chas. P. Knoeller, repairs to wagons, Hospital, February and April, $13.9u. F. W. Rouse, repairs at Hospital, May, $oS. O’Brien & Keilt, repairs at Hospital, May, $53.93. United Electric-Light Co., incandescent light, Hospital, April, $5.07. G. O. Osborne, Incidentals, Hospital, March and May, $42.56. F. R. Schafer, carpenter work. Hospi tal, May, $62.50. Referred to Committee on Hospital and Dispensaries. AUDITING CLAIMS. The following claims having been re ported correct by committees to whom they were referred and resolutions pre sented ordering warrants drawn on City Treasurer, adopted by the following vote, the yeas and nays having been ordered and taken:— Yeas—President McGill and Commis sioner Tilden. Absent—Commissioner Walter. Committee on Salaries:— • Payrolls of Department, $29,330.90: pay roll of Police Justices and Court Clerks, $883.32: payroll of sick and pensioned, $2,132.66. Committee on General Claims:— Mackey, Young & Co., $9, $9, $18, $31.50, $13.50, $9. $4.50 and $4.50: F. A. Jaeger, $49.90; Otto J. Sluter. $32.50; Vile & Son, $181.93; J. H. Kenn, $9: Benj. Murphy, $5U; Jas. S. Lindsay, $45: Kelly & Co., $15: C. J. Lutton, $15; Hudson County Gas Company, $2.S5, $228.07 and $45.10; Garfunkel Bros., $7.90: F. B. Brill. $13.65; Wood & Menagh. $13.25; Ewald Bros. Co., $14.50; William P. Dugan, $239.05; Sibley & Pitman, $232.50; O’Brien * Keilt. $64.56; Louis Steiger. 3108.75; Martin J. Bonner, $26 and $5; Neil Campbell & Son. $210; John Power, $55 and $59; United Electric Co., $15; John Daly, $180: the Jersey City News, $S; Ewald Bros., $33.S0. Committee on Hospitals and Dispens aries:— Louis L. Finke. $193.79. $93.90; Herm. Grimm, $284.63; John Mannion, $99.20; Borden's Condensed Milk Co., $77.14: John Helbig, $23.50; McKesson & Robbins, $158.36; Thomas C. Cross, $37.06; Hudson River Ice Co., $25.25: Wood & Menagh, $25.26; G. W. Letts, $73.20; Ammon & Per son, $31.IS; G. B. Megrewitz, .$25; Mackey, Young & Co.. $117; Charles D. Knoeller, $13.90; F. W. Rouse, $38; O'Brien & Keilt, $55.93; United Electric Light Co., $5.07; G. Osborne, $42.56: Fred. R. Schafer. $62.50. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. Bv Commissioner Tilden and adopted:— Resolved, That a warrant be drawn on the City Treasurer in favor of that offi cer for $708.50 to be transferred from the account of salaries of police officers to the credit of the Sick and Pension Fund, in accordance with laws of 1899. By President McGill and adopted:— Resolved, That the office of veterinary surgepn be and is hereby abolished, to take effect May 31, 1901. The Board then proceeded with the trials of officers against whom charges had been preferred as follows:— Captain McKaig, Third Precinct, charge neglect of duty. Detective Keenan, Headquarters, charge neglect of duty. Chanceman Paul Stein, Fourth Pre cinct; charge, neglect of duty. The Board having heard the pleadings and testimony retired for deliberation and on re-assembling sentenced the accused officers that were found guilty as fol lows :— Captain McKaig, found guilty and sen tenced to be fined thirty days' pay. Detective H. C. Keenan, found guilty and sentenced to be fined thirty davs’ pay. Chanceman Poul Stein, found guilty and sentenced to be fined two days’ pay. Motion by Commissioner Tilden and adopted:— That when we adjourn it be subject to the call of the Chair. On motion adjourned. G. W. ROBINSON. Clerk. BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS (Official Proceedings.! Regular meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners, held at Department Head quarters, Wednesday evening, May 22, 1901, at 8 o'clock. Present at roll call—President Hennes sey and Commissioner Erickson. Absent—Commissioner Niblett. PRESENTATION OF APPLICATIONS. Applications of Christian C. Arnheitef and John E. Dallery for appointment to the Department were presented, received and ordered tiled. READING OF COMMUNICATIONS. From Board of Finance:— Jersey City. May 17, 1901. Hon Board of Fire Commissioners:— Dear Sirs—The following resolution was adopted by. the Board of Finance of Jer sey City at its meeting, held May 15. 1901, and was approved by the Mavor May 17. 1901. Yours respectfully, M. F. KALAHER, Clerk. Resolved, That the Clerk of this Board be and is hereby directed to notify the several Boards and Commissioners of this city to forward to this Board by June 19, 1901, their estimate of appropriations required for the fiscal year beginning De cember 1, 1901. and ending November 30, 1902, giving same in detail, with schedule of salaries to be paid. Received and reterred to the Committee of the Whole. From G. Van Houten Post. No. 3. re questing leave of absence on Decoration Day for members of Fire Department connected with Grand Army of the Re public. Received and referred to the Committee of the Whole. PRESENTATION OF CLAIMS. Claims were presented, received and dis posed of as follows:— Vanderbeek & Sons. 144.55. Referred to Committee on Department Buildings and Repairs. John B. Holliday, $180.75; the Jersey City News, $12. ' Referred to Committee on Printing and Stationery. J’ohn F. Hauek, $40. Referred to Committee on Telegraph and Fuel. C. E. Casslday. $71.98: George Rlckerich, $61.41: H. O. Wittpen, $79.48; Edward O'Donnell, $115.34. Referred to Committee'on Feed. G. A. lira use, 31. D., $1). Referred to Committee of the Whole. OFFICERS’ REPORTS AND COMMUNI CATIONS. The weekly reports of the Chief Engi neer and Superintendent of Telegraph were presented, received and ordered tiled. The monthly report of the Medical Ex aminer was presented, received and or dered filed. The monthly report of the Chief Engi neer was presented, received and ordered spread in full upon the minutes. Report of fires, alarms etc., for the month ending April 30, 1901: ^ alarm; April 1, 10:35 A. M., still; owner, Daniel Cleary; unoccupied; 122 Morgan street frame building; loss, slight; cause, spark from chimney. i April 1, 12:19 P. M., box 54: owner, Mrs. H. Eltringham; occupant, Mrs. McCann 631a Bergen avenue; frame building; loss on building $203, on furniture $590: Insur ance on building $4,900. on furniture $1,009; Insurance paid on building $293, on furni ture $500; cause, matches. April 1. 1:35 P. M., still; owner. Frank Kukielskl; occupants, several families: 135 Steuben street; frame building; loss, slight; cause, matches. April 1, 4:09 P. M., still; owner, H. Doug les; occupants, several families; 227 Erie street; brick building; loss, slight; cause, foul chimney. April 1, 10:17 p. M. , box 132; owner, P. H. Condon; ocoupants, several families; 327 Montgomery street; brick building; loss, slight; cause, oil stove. April 1, 11:27 P. M., box 45; false alarm] cause, maliciousness. April 2, 7:40 A. M., still; owner, James Norton; occupant. George Kaufmann; 263 Sixth street; brick building; loss, slight cause, spark from stove. Aprii 2, 2:14 P. M., box 431; owner, James •Soden; occupant, Sarah Burns; 497 Pavo nla avenue; frame building; loss, none; cause, foul chimney. April 2, 2:40 P. M., box 216; owner and occupant, Max Sauftrawn; 249 Brunswick street; frame building; loss, none; cause, defective flue. Aprii 3, 8:50 P. M., box 64; owner and occupant, John Helbig: 180 Monticello ave nue; brick building: loss, slight; cause, explosion of gas meter. April 4, 12:29 A. M., box G41; false alarm; cause, maliciousness. April 5, 1:15 P. M., still; owner. John Crosham; occupant, James Wildblood; 123 Wayne street; brick building; loss, slight; cause, matches. April 7, 4:15 P. M., still; owner, Samuel Shopman; occupant, R. J. Morrell; 233 Central avenue; frame building; loss, slight; cause, matches. April 7, 8:05 P. M„ still; owner, A. Mi lewski; occupants, several families; 171 Twelfth street; brick building; loss, slight: cause, foul chimney. April 8, 1:38 P. M., box 2S3; owner and occupant, Michael Rooney; 432 Second street; frame building; loss, slight; cause, matches. April 8, 9:12 P. M., still; owner and oc cupant, Mrs. G. H. Bunnell; 13 Wayne street; brick building; loss, slight; cause, gas jet and lace curtains. April 9, 10 A. M.. still; owner, John Pritchard; occupants, several families; 124’ Brunswick' street; frame building; loss, slight; cause, fnal chimney, April 10, 7:46 P. M., still; owner, George Bouten; occupant, Mrs. Voorhees; 447 Ocean avenue; brick building; loss, slight; cause, foul ehimnej\ April 12, 5:45 A. M., box 13; owner and occupant, W*.,H. Gross & Co.; corner of Provost and First street; brick building; loss, slight; cause, boiling fat. April 12, 10:28 A. M., box 263: owner, Michael Rooney; occupants, several fam ilies; 91 Colgate street; frame building; loss, slight; cause, matches. April 12, 2:12 P. M., still; owner. Miles Tierney; occupants, several families; 211 First street; brick building; loss, slight; cause, foul chimney. April 13, 4:25 P. M., box 46; owner and occupant, Charles Walter; 233 Cambridge avenue; frame building; loss, slight; cause, boys with matches. April 13, 4:40 P. M., still; owner, Daniel Griffen; occupant, Michael Hjiwe; 303 Seventh street; frame building, loss, slight: cause, matches. April 13, 5:38 P. M„ box 24; owner, George Miller; occupant, Mathew Lillis; 141 Pavonia avenue; brick building; loss, slight; cause, candle. April 14, 10:32 A. M., still; owner, S. C. Baldwin; occupants, several families: 323 Fifth street; brick.building; loss, slight; cause, matches. April 14, 11:06 P. M., box 11<; owner, Lehigh Valley R. R. Co.; occupant, Rog ers Bros.; near Washington street: Dry Dock: loss, slight; cause, unknown. April 16, 6:15 P. M., box 217; owner and occupant, Magnus Metal Co.: 364 Ninth street; brick building; loss, slight; cause, explosion of crucibles. April 16, 11:25 P. M., still; owner, Daniel Reilly; occupant, John Denright: 119 Coles street; brick building; loss, slight; cause, foul chimney. April 17, 11:56 A. M., box 425; owner and occupant, Frederick Glaeser; 11 Hancock avenue; brick building; loss on building. $53; insurance on building, $2,000; insur ance paid on building, $53; cause, explo sion of benzine. April 17, 2:40 P. M., still; owner and occupant, John Murray; 41 Forrest street; rubbish and lumber; loss, none; cause, spark from locomotive. April 17, 3 P. M., still; owner. John Johnson; occupants, several families; 129 Orient avenue; frame building; loss, none; cause, defective llue. April 17, 7:20 P. M., still; owner, John Morrell; occupant, Themas McDonald; 217 Danforth avenue; frame building; loss, none; cause, carelessness. April 18. 7:55 A. M-, still; owner and oc cupant, Henry Berg; 87 Storm avenue; frame building; loss, slight; cause, defec tive flue. April 18, 6:31 P. M., box 213; owner and occupant, Hudson County GasYCo.;-Pro vost and Sixth streets; brick building; loss, slight; cause, oil tank. April 20, 10:20 A. M., box 23; owner, John J. Duffey; occupant. Simon Brunstetn; 470 Grove street; brick building; loss, slight; cause, matches. April 20, 11:59 P. M., box 235; owner, John Reiley; occupant, Thomas Learse; 292 Newark avenue; frame building; loss, slight; cause, incendiarism. April 21. 10:30 A. M., still; owner, Mrs. Mary Burke: occupants, several families; 468 Henderson street; brick building; loss, slight; cause, foul chimney. April 22, 1:49 A. M., box 213; false alarm; cause, maliciousness. April 22, 2 A. M.. box 214; false alarm; cause, maliciousness.' April 23, 5:38 P. M., still; owner, Wat son Estate; occupant, Thomas Windichs; 508 Grove street; brick building; loss, none; cause, overheated stove. April 25, 2 A. M., box 141; false alarm; cause, maliciousness. April 25. 2:37 A. M., box 641; false alarm; cause, maliciousness. April 25, 4 A. M.. box 214; false alarm; cause, maliciousness. April 25, 10 P. M., still; owner and oc cupant, 169 Newark avenue; frame build ing; loss, slight; cause, electric wire. April 26. 4:20 P. M„ box 8: owner, Charles Young: occupant, Robert Barr; 47 Pearsall avenue; frame building; loss on building. $96; insurance on building, $3,000; insurance paid on building, $861 cause, boiling fat. April 27, 5:38 P. M., still; owner, Henry Heidt; occupants, several families; 399 Grove street; brick building; loss, slight; cause, matches. April 28, 11:32 A. M.. box 53; owner, Mrs. Mary Kessler; occupant. C. V. Crev llng; 137 Academy street; frame building; loss, slight; cause, foul chimney. April 28, 4:37 P. M., box 16: owner, Mrs. i Mary Cramer; occupants, several fami lies: 44 Canal street: frame building; loss, slight; cause, matches. April 28, S P. M.. box S3, second alarm; owner, Michael Cooper; oepupant. J. H. Sisher; 613 Ocean avenue; frame building; loss on stock $150. on building $900; insur ance on stock $1,500, on building $5,000: In surance paid on stock $150, on building $900; catlse, unkonwn. April 28, S P. M., box So, second alarm: owner, Michael Cooper: occupant, Peter Becker: 613 Ocean avenue; frame build ing; loss on furniture, $150; insurance on furniture, $500; insurance paid on furni ture. $150; cause, unknown. April 28, S P. M., box 85, second alarm; owner. Michael Cooper; occupant, f. Ker foot; 613 Ocean avenue: frame building: loss on furniture, $200; insurance on fur niture, $500; insurance paid on furniture, $200: cause, unknown. April 2S, 8 P. M., box $5. second alarm; owner, Michael Cooper; occupant. Annie Brown; 613 Ocean avenue; Trame building; loss on furniture, $150; insuranceon fur niture, $1,000: insurance paid on furniture, $150; cause, unknown. April 28. S P. M., box 85. second alarm; owner, Co-operative Reality Co.; occu pants, several families; 615 Ocean ave nue; frame building; loss on building, $300: insurance on building, $3,000; insur ance paid on building, $300; cause, exten sion of above Are. April 28, 11:29 P. M., box 124; owner and occupant, James F. Dillon: 37 Sussex street; brick building; loss, slight; cause, matches. April 29, 9:20 P. M., box 412; owner, Thompson Estate; occupant, Albert Ben son; 230 Palisade avenue: frame building; loss on stock, $75: Insurance on stock, $500; insurance paid on stock, $75; cause, unknown. (To be Continued.)