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ONE CENT W ONE CENT LAST EDITION. ^ ^ _ LAST EDITION. VOlTolI11—NO 3748 ~~ JERSEY~~CITY~WEDNESDAY . AUGUST "7,^1901. _ i»BICE~ONE~CENtr~ 1 I Trees Broken, Cellars Flood ed, Merchandise and Furniture De stroyed. STREETS TURNED INTO PONDS Choked Sewers Made Cross ings Into Waterways and Delayed Pe destrains. ' t DAMAGE WILL REACH THE THOUSANDS Goods Stored Below Street . Level Had a Most Detri. mental Bath. The heavy downpour of rain last night and this morning choked nearly all the sewers in the city and complaints of overflown cellars have poured into the Chief Engineer’s office from every sec tion of the city, but especially from resi dents in the vicinity of Crescent, Harri son and Monticello avenues. The Board of Street and Water Com missioners asked for appropriations for the reconstruction of several sewers, in cluding the Harrison avenue sewer, which would greatly relieve the section most complained of, but the Financiers could not see their way to insert the appropri ations asked for in the coming fiscal pear’s budget. a repetition oi me irouoie expeilenocu last year on Jackson avenue by the flooding of sewers occurred last night dur ing the severe storm which struck this city. Cellars were flooded by the score and thousands of dollars of damage re sulted to house owners and merchants along Jackson avenue. Residents on the Heights cannot re member when so much water was seen on any thoroughfare. At one time four feet of water was risible. The car line was blocked for two hours. One car which ran through a small lake at Forest street was rendered useless for the time when the motors burned out. From Bramhall avenue to Virginia ave nue foot passengers were unable to go about without wading through a foot or more of rich yellow water. At some points the water was two and three feet deep. Sidewalks were inundated and peo ple were unable to get to their homes until the water ran off. Those who were in a hurry divested themselves of their shoes and Stockings and waded home through the muddy wa ter. Women, too, were by no means back ward in wading about in their bare feet. Dozens of persons found this the only way to get home. Others used rafts and planks to cross. In some places the water was close up to the gates and doors of dwellings on Jack son avenue. The brick row which is located on Fair mount avenue, between Bergen and r,Von ticello avenues, was flooded last night. The basements of these dwelling's are five feet beneath the ‘street level. A sewer basin at Monticello and Fairmount ave nue became plugged and the water flowed into the basements of twelve houses. There was five feet of water in every basement this morning. 'Furniture was ruined and other household goods ren • dered useless. The damage 16 estimated at over $2,000. Henry Drupmel, a grocer at Bramhall and Jackson avenues, lost $500 worth of groceries which were stored in the base ment. Henry Luhrmann, a grocer on the cor ner opposite, estimates his loss at $200. John Steber, a baker, lost all his stock for today’s trade. His basement was flooded and he could not use his ovens to bake. The worst point on the Heights was at Forrest street. The water ran up that thoroughfare for two hundred feet and the walks were flooded. Every cellar on Jackson avenue, from Bramhall to Vir ginia avenue, was flooded with from four to seven feet of water. The damage re sulting therefrom is estimated in the thousands. Henry Klomberg, a grccer at Oak street and Jackson avenue, stored sixty crates of tomatoes in his cellar yesterday after noon. Every crate was ruined. Many dol lars’ worth of groceries in the cellar were also lost. James UJUtier, a. grocer at r orrest eii'cci, had seven feet of water tn the basement. Several hundred dollars' worth of grocer ies were destroyed. The water percolated through the store floor and ruined several things among which were several barrels of sugar and flour. Henry ISkillman, a hardware dealer, lost many dollars' worth of stock In the basement. Several liquor dealers and can dy manufacturers report losses. Henry Fredericks, John Bell and Henry Becker, lost stock, ruined by water. John Cordes, a candy manufacturer, reports losses from water. Jackson avenue lies in a hollow between Bergen and Ocean avenues, and receives al> the flow from the side streets. The flow was so great that the sewer backed up and flooded everything in sight. Catch basins and manholes were choked with tnud, stones and debris, which was main ly responsible for the flooding of all the cellars. The new sewer being built on Grand Ptreet, is in a measure responsible for the i backing up of the sub-sewers. This big 1 cutlet Is rearing jcompletion and at pres ent the sewer is blocked. All the sub sewers were stopped as a result at a most critical time. Jackson avenue was flooded until mid An Old and Well Tried Remedy. lira. Winslow’s Soothing Eyrup for children teething should always be used for children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the pain, eures wind colic and is the best remedy --- diarrhoea. Twenty-flve cents psr bottle. night, when a dozen or more men pulled up the sewer basins to allow the water to run off. LOOKOUT, COMMISSIONERS Sewer at Henderson and Montgomery Streets Needs Attention. The sewer at the corner of Montgomery and Henderson streets is in very bad condition. Kvery time it rains hard tlie sewer overflows and the water settles in the gutter as far out as the car fracks and overflows onto the sidewalks, making walking impossible at the southwest cor ner of the street. At night the shadow of the electric light or: the opposite corner prevents people from seeing the pool of water, and they go into it over their ankles. It is a nuisance and should be attended to at oi.ee. The street has been in this condition for the past two weeks. VAN V0R8T PARK SUFFERS The storm last evening did considerable damage in Van Vorst Park by uprooting trees and scattering the branches all over the walks, lawns and sidewalks outside of the park. There were four trees torn down and a large number of branches were snapped by the wind from some of the stronger trees. Trees on the Heights suffered greatly from the heavy winds that accompanied the downpour. Branches were blown from many of the large trees and the streets were littered with small boughs. Scarcely a 6treet in the Bergen section escaped the effect of the high winds. Young trees were uprooted in some places and killed. Tiie Boulevard trees suffered much. Reports show that more than a dozen in the Bergen section of that road were in jured. Bergen avenue was strewn with young branches and . many big boughs this morning. Astor place. Park street, Pacific avenue and Forrest street were among the streets where trees were in jured. POLICE CHIVALRY Capt. Snow and Sergeant Har rington Suffer Discomfort for the Sake of Strand ed Women. The -days of jehivalfy are not gone, at least in the Police Department. In the Communipaw avenue station house last night, when the rain was pouring down at the rate of a million gallons\a second, two well dressed ladies sought shelter in the station house. They were drenched to the skin. Sergeant Harrington was be hind the desk and Acting Captain Snow was waiting for the rain to let up so that he might go home. Chairs were provided for the visitors. After waiting for an hour or more, one of the ladies ventured to remark that she w#uld hire a cab to go home if one could be found. ■ The sergeant telephoned to several stables, but "nothing was doing.” “You may have my rubber coat,” said Sergeant Harrington to one of the ladies. Sergeant Snow volunteered the use of his to the other, adding that he would be sat isfied to sleep at the station house all night. “Why, you will be arrested with that man’s coat on,” said one. “I’ll wear it. I’m not afraid. If I am arrested they will have to bring me here and then I will be identified,” was the reply. They got into the big coats and started for home. They were profuse in their thanks. This morning the coats came back and along with them two little notes. The Eergeant refused to tell the names of the ladies who were befriended. . ATLAS PIER DROWNING Herman Buchholz, twenty-one years old, a laborer, whose address is unknown to the authorities, fell from the pier of the Atlas Cement Company, at the foot of Washington street, early this morning and was drowned. The body was not re covered. This is the third man who has been drowned from this pier in three weeks. Olaf Olsen and John McCabe were drowned just about where Buchholz met his death.' TO END SRK STRIKE New Jersey Board of Arbitration Offers Its Service. The New Jersey State Board of A rbltra tion has offered its services to bring about a settlement of the silk strike in Pater Eon. Two of the members, W. W. Simp son, of Long fSranch, and George Ber dine of New Brunswick, conferred last night with the Board of Delegates of the Ribbon Weavers’ Union, but the weavers decided to take no action until the gen eral meeting Friday night. The arbitra tors wlU call upon the manufacturers to morrow. __ BUNCH OF PORTERS SEARCHED. William T. Barry, a conductor employ ed by the Pullman Palace Car Compary, complained to the police last evening that he had been robbed of»$225 on the road be tween Harrisburg, «Pa., and this city. He said his wallet had been taken from the money drawer of his car. As Barry said he suspected some of the negro porters were responsible for the disappearance of Ins money all the porters on the train were taken to Police Headquarters and searched. No such sum of money was found on any one of them and Barry re fused to make any further complaint, so the crow'd was turned into the street. ALDERMEN DIDN’T MEET. The Board of Aldermen did not hold its regular meeting last night, as there was not a quorum present. It will hold a special meeting tomorrow night to clear up unfinished business and adjourn until September 24. __ MR. MATTHIESSEN ELECTED The stockholders of the Glucose Sugar Refining Company yesterday afternoon elected F. W. Matthtessen to Jill a va cancy on the Board of Directors cause* by the death of his father, F. O. Mat thiessen. V , -!.y; . ■; c OPPOSE C, R. R. BRIDGE Sleepers Object to Extension of Communipaw Avenue Grade Crossing. Yesterday afternoon’s meeting of the Street and Water Board was short and devoted mainly to the transaction of rou tine business. A communication from ex Governor George T. W’erts, counsel for Lizzie A. and George Sleeper, was read. His clients object to the change of grade of Communipaw avenue to allow the Cen tral Railroad Company to Increase the length of its bridge across that thorough fare. The company asked to have the grade changed at the last meeting of the Board. It desired to add 43*4 feet to the west side of the bridge to make rocm for three new tracks. The communication of the ex-Governor sets forth that the lands on both sides of the bridge were acquired by the Railroad Company by condemnation proceedings, and that there was no stipulation allow ing for a change of grade of the avenue. The communication was referred to the Street Committee, which referred it to the Corporation Counsel. A communication was received from J. C. Lansing concerning the bad condition of the sewer basins in Ogden avenue, be tween Ferry and Franklin streets, and the one at Palisade avenue and Franklin street. This was referred to the Commit tee on Streets and Sewers. The Board decided to construct a sewer in McAdoo avenue, as requested by Henry Gibbs and others. City W’harflnger McDermott reported that in the month of July his receipts were *476.48. Of this amount *6 was paid for cleaning the dock and *4.15 'expended for ferriage and portage. The balance was handed over to the City Treasurer. KEY8ERJAILE0. Western Union Operator Held for the Grand Jury Alfred Keyser, the Western Union Tele graph operator at the Claremont avenue station of the Central Railroad, who was arrested with his superintendent, Charles P. Adams, for refusing to give the police information of the whereabouts of Will iam Gray, a green goods swindler, was released on $1,000 bail yesterday afternopn The bail was furnished by Horace Farrier. Chief Murphy this morning said there were no new developments In the case that he cared to make public. Detectives Bennett and Holtic are still on the case securing what new evidence they can. “I am confident that the case I shail present to the Grand Jury,” said Chief Murphy, “will result in the conviction of the prisoners. I shall not allow green goods nten to operate from Jersey City, and the sooner they learn this, and the Western Union learns that neither it nor its employes will go unpunished for aid ing the swindlers, the better off they will be. “I am awaiting advices from Hazelton, Pa., regarding a prisoner in the jail there who mthe authorities believe they can shortly identify as Gray. The man is held under the name of Kelly and he was arrestedas a suspicious person. We shall soon be in possession of photographs of the man we believe to be Gray and these will be forwarded to the Hazelton author ities to help them in the task of identi fication.” CLERK ACCUSED OF THEFT Jersey City Young Man in Jail on a Serious Charge. Benjamin J. Scheiber, of No. 514 Cen tral avenue, is a prisoner in New York City charged with robbing his employer. He is accused of selling shoemakers’ sup plies belonging to A. R. Bogart of No. 69 Beekman street, New York City, to Au gust Torehea, of No. 67 Fifth avenue, Brooklyn, who is also a prisoner charged with receiving stolen goods. Scheiber, who entered the employ of the firm two years ago as office boy, and last February, having up to that time done his work faithfully as well, he was raised to the position of stock clerk. The man hold ing this position has full charge of the keys of the store and can enter at any time. Mr. Bogart, after going over his ac counts on July 1, noticed that although his business had been brisk, he had not made, but had lost money. He also found that a lot of stuff had disappeared that could not be accounted for. Bogart did not like to suspect Scheiber, but as' he was the only person that had access to the store after hours besides himself, Bogart resolved to watch him. Last Mon day Bogart left the store early and left orders with Scheiber to close the store at seven o’clock. Bogart came back ' at that time and watched the store from a building on the opposite side of the street. Promptly at seven o’clock he saw Scheiber emerge from the building carying two large bun dles. Bogart followed him to Torchia’s place in Brooklyn. Bogart then went home, and yesterday morning he paid a visit to the Oak street station and saw Captain Vredenburgh. The captain assigned Detectives Distler and .Dean on the case. They arrested Scheiber yesterday afternoon and took him to the station house where, they say, he confessed. to the stealing and named Torchia as the receiver. The detectives went to Brooklyn and drove around to Torchia’s address with a patrol wagon. The wagon backed up in front of the store and Torchia, who is in the same business as Bogart, came out. He was then arrested. About $1,200 worth of goods were iden tified by Bogart as having been taken from his store, and the stuff, which con sisted mostly of leather soles and heels, was loaded into the patrol wagon. Torchia admitted that he had received goods from Scheiber, but said he did not know they were stolen. The patrol wagon was forced to make several trips to Torchia’s store and all of the goods did not reach Manhattan until a lajte hour last night. matters or ract. Pavonla Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra large oans. and filled with red. ripe tomatoes. Wholesale at D. E. Cleary Co.'a stores. Ask vonr arocer tor 'em, . L . Lockers Have Been Ar ranged Next to the Drill Room—The Big Outing. The Davis Pioneer Corps has fitted up the old O’Neill Association’s assembly room at No. 51 Newark avenue as an ar mory for ‘the storage of uniforms and equipments. Two hundred and twenty four lockers, twenty-four in each of the ten company sections, have been put In and each member has been provided with a key for his individual locker. No key will unlock two of the locks except a master key that will unlock ail, and this will be kept by the man in charge. a* The armory is located conveniently, fis -it connects directly with Imperial Hall, used as a drill room. It is not likely that the corps will make a public appearance before September 11, the day of the Rob ert Davis Association’s outing. The mem bers are being rapidly supplied with their uniforms and equipments. One hundred and sixty of them have been already sup plied. There is a rumor current that efforts are pn foot to provide an extra steamer to convey the corps to and from Don nelly’s Grove on the day of the great out ing of the Davis Association, but this rumor could not be definitely verified this morning as those having authority to speak in the matter could notlbe seen. The rumor, however, is accepted as t»ue. It would be next to impossible, for the corps to go aboard the same steamer/with the great crowd that will this year attend the outing without more or less damage to the uniforms. The members will not wear tneir Dig shakos or coats aboard the boat, but will wear neat fatigue caps and fatigue jack ets. Extra room would have to be made for the shakos and the heavy coats that have to be suspended from hangers. Every man of the corps with his equipments will naturally take up as much room as two ordinary passengers. Last year the big steamer Grand Republic was pretty well crowded. Nearly four thousand men wrere aboard. This year it is anticipated that nearly a thousand more will attend. The Ninth Ward will soon be the meet ing place of a new company of the Davis Pioneer Corps. Company G was added to the list Monday night when a meeting was held to organize. A second meeting is to be held tomorrow night at which a company commander will be elected. Captain Mortimer Gleason, of the Fourth Regiment, will drill the men. Captain Gleason has been looking after the drill ing of the men of all companies. The men will meet Saturday night ‘in the rooms of the Ninth Ward Democratic Club to be measured for their uniforms. DIVORCE AFTER SIX MONTHS John Verderose Asks Release From His Wife Whom He Accuses of Deceiv ing Him. Although only six months have elapsed since John Verderose, of Harrison, entered into the marriage relation with pretty eighteen-year-old Marie Renelle Ippolito, of 'Newark-, through his counsel, ex-Sena tor Michael T. Barrett, he now asks the Court of Chancery to dissolve the tie. Papers in the case were filed with Sheriff Ruempier yesterday afternoon. In them Verderose says that he was cajoled into the marriage by the girl’s father, who by threats and promises in duced him to go to the Newark City Hall on March 7 last, where Mayor Seymour married him to Marie. On May 2 they started housekeeping at No. 513 Harrison avenue, Harrison, and soon after the groom made the discovery that resulted in his application for the dissolution of the marriage relation. Marie is now an inmate of the Snake Hill almshouse, where she recently gave birth to a child. The case will be heard in the Court of Chancery on August 17. FIFTH OUT FOR MR. TREACY. An important meeting of the Fifth Ward Democratic Club will take place tomorrow evening at the club rooms, Montgomery and Brunswick streets. President Joseph M. Sharkey will preside. At the last meeting of the club Coun selor John J. Treacy was endorsed for the nomination for Member of Assembly and the Executive Committee was authorized to confer with the Democratic County Committee and have Mr. Treacy’s name placed on the ticket. This action of the club mgets with the hearty co-operation of all the Democratic voters of the ward. The full vote of the ward at the primaries will be an indication of the popularity of Mr. Treacy. __ PATROLMAN LOCKWOOD’S CHASE. Patrolman Lockwood of the Communi paw avenue station house had a long ch.ase after a couple of youths Monday night who were settling an argument oyer a girl. The fight began in a lot on Oak street when the "cop” chased them. They renewed hostilities on Ocean ave nue, when they were chased again. Lock wood could not find the “scrappers,” who disappeared in the crowd. The names of the combatants could not be learned. SHELTER COST HER DEAR Mrs. Julia Snyder, of No. 106 Morris street, took shelter from the rain this morning at ten o’clock under a freight car in the Central Railroad freight yards at Jersey avenue. While she was crouch ing under the car It backed down and one of /the wheels passed over her left leg, severing it from her body. She was found unconscious by a brakeman. who notified the police. The womah was removed to Sj- Francis's Hospital. C00KS0N SEEMS TO HAVE IT It is not likely that Alderman Robert Cookson will have any opposition tb a re nomination for a second term. With Al derman Gustav Loth he represents the Twelfth ward, and botn are exceedingly popular among their constituents. Aider man Cooksun’s terra expires this year and so far no name has been heard in oppo sition to his nomination. FROM RUSSIA^ FOR HUBBY Mrs. Miller Follows Re i creant Spouse and Finds He Has Another Family. Mrs Kate Miller, a dressmaker at No. 176 Clinton street, New York City, ap peared In the First Criminal Court before Follce Justice Hoos and asked for a war rant for the arrest of her husband, Myer Miller, a confectioner, at Nf>. 462 Grove street, on a charge of bigamy. Mrs. Mil ler said that she was married to Miller in Russia when they were both in their twentieth years. They went to London, England, a year after their marriage and lived there something more than a year. Thjeti Miller left to come to America, where he was to begin a business, and as soon as he was able to send for her. When Miller left his wife she had two small children, Romola, who is now twelve years old, and Sarah, who is now fourtejn years old. For a year. Miller communicated with his wife and then his correspondence stopped. Three years after he left Lon don Airs. Miller came here to find her hus band. She learned that he had been liv ing at No. 221 East Seventy-fourth street. New York, with a wife. She tvent there, but could not find him. Then Mrs. Miller began a systematic search. Only a few days ago she found Miller at No. 462 Grove street in business She went into the store Monday and was met by a woman who said she was Mrs. Miller. The woman carried a nine months’-old child In her arms. When Mrs. Miller No. 1 made her Identity known, Mrs. Miller No. 2 made a scene. The two argued and talked a great deal so that a crowd gathered at the door. Mrs. Miller No. 2 called a policeman and wanted Mrs. Miller No. 1 arrested for creating a disturbance. When the police man heard the story of Mrs. Miller No. 1 he refused to arrest her, but advised her to go to court and tell her story. Justice Hoos went into the case and finally decided that the court could not issue g. warrant for bigamy, as MHler had left his wife nine years ago, hut he did issue a warrant for Miller’s arrest on a charge of abandonment. Policeman Collins of the Second Pre cinct station served the warrant on Miller today at noon and the man was locked up at Headquarters. He refused to make any statement. He will be ar raigned before Police Justice Hoos to morrow morning. NATIONAL REALTY CO. MOVES. Takes Possession of Its New Quart ers in Commercial Trust Building Today in the Commercial Trust Com pany’s building the National Realty Com pany took possession of the handsome suit of offices on the ground floor. This, company was recently organized with a capital stock of $100,000, fully paid up, and the objects of the company are the the buying and selling of real estate and appraising the same. Mr. Frank Mathews is the president. He is a well kno^n citizen, being identi- . fled with real estate matters for years in the Pavonia section of the city. He has had much to do with its development. He is paymaster of the Fourth Regiment and was formerly a Sinking Fund Com missioner. Mr. James C. Young, vice president and treasurer of the company, is one of the best known real estate “experts” in the St&te. He was formerly with the Real Estate Trusts Company but resigned to : fill this position. In the preparation of the Martin Att sales Mr. Young managed all the details of that undertaking with a thoroughness and precision which elicited praise from the city authorities. He also negotiated the purchase of the school sites and has bought more land for railroad purposes than any real es tate agent in the county. Once a fore most Republican and a member of the State Committee, Mr. Young has turned his back on politics and devotes all his get-up-and-get-there ability to business enterprises solely. The company, among other things, has charge of the real estate part of the Trust Company’s building in which the offices are located. FUNERAL OF W.W. EDWARDS The interment of William W. Edwards, father of former Senator William D. Ed wards, who died yesterday morning at his home on Pacific avenue, will take place Friday morning In the Cypress Hill Cemetery. The funeral service will be held at the house tomorrow night at eight o’clock. The Rev. T. J. Kommers, pastor of the Lafayette Reformed Church, will probably conduct the services. The cere mony will be simple. A magnificent casket has been selected. It is covered with heavy black cloth. The eight handles are of solid silver and ebonized. The plate is of the same ma terial and the following inscription has been engraved in old English letters:— William W. Edwards, died August 6; age, 77 years. SIXTY DAYS FOR MRS. ROSS Keeper of Disorderly House and Her Daughter Sentenced. Police Justice Murphy reopened the case of Mrs. Katherine Ross and Mamie Ross, her nineteen year old daughter, this morning. They were arrested Monday r.Ight in a raid for keeping a disorderly house at No. 606 Grand stFeet. Mrs. Katherine Dowdy, of No. 63 Virginia ave nue, made the complaint. Mrs. Dowdy said that she was enticed into the house and assaulted by five men who were drinking when she entered. Her clothing was torn and a ring and watch stolen from her. Patrolman Murray arrested John Nor ton and James Cullen last night on war rants. They were charged with the as sault. Mrs. Dowdy could not identify either of the men this morning. Mrs. Ross, who had been heIdTlnr $200 bail for the Grand Jury, was sentenced to sixty days in Jail and her daughter to thirty days. FATHER SHEPPARD'S RETURN. The report that the Rev. Father Shep pard of St. Michael’s Church would reach home today appears to have been un founded. It Is said he wil not return un til the third week in August. The Superior Facilities possessed by the ..JOB.. PRINTING DEPARTMENT of “The Jersey City News” enable it to expe ditiously and economically perform every class of printing in a satisfactory manner. 1 f FOR THE MERCHANT FOR THE LAWYER FOR THE OFFICE FOR THE LODGE FOR THE CHURCH TASTEFUL WORK QUICK SERVICE PROMPT DELIVERY MODERATE PRICES ESTIMATES GIVEN When in need of Printing or Stationery in large or small lots, call, write or telephone to the office of . . . THE JERSEY CITY .. NEWS .. No. 251 Washington St. Tel. No. 271 JULY’S BIG DEATH RATE. Greatest Mortality for the Month Ever Recorded. The mortality for July, as shown by the report of Clerk C. J, Rooney, presented at yesterday afternoon’s meeting of the County Health Board, will be far in ex cess of the same month in any preceding year. Over 150 deaths can be traced directly to the excessive heat of last month. The mortality of the five preced ing years was:—1S96, 6; 1897, 4; 189S, 13; 1899, 0; 1900, 14. The report shows a notable falling off in deaths from contagious diseases, There were in-all 9S of these, as follows:—Dlph- j theria, 43; scarlet fever, 18; membraneous | croup, 3; typhoid, 1; smallpox, 3; measles. | 20. In July of last year there were 172 I deaths directly attributed to this class of | disease. A complaint, signed by thirteen rest- ! dents of West Hoboken, said that the stench arising from the works of the Safety Kerosene Gas, Power and Heating Company was an intolerable nuisance. The counsel and Inspector Nevin W'ere in structed to look into the matter., A complaint was received that Mrs. Elizabeth Tully, of No. GS Erie street, was practicing midwifery without a li cense. The counsel was instructed to investigate the matter. Five applications for changes in mar riage and death records were received and granted, as were also a number of applications for permits for the conduct of businesses requiring sanitary super vision. BARGES GO FROM DUDLEY ST Order9 were given by Street and Water Commissioner Nolan yesterday to remove the barges used in obstructing Dudley street, in the city’s fight for possession of that thoroughfare. This was in obedi ence to the order of Vice Chancellor Stevenson pending litigation between the city and the (Lehigh Valley Railroad Com pany. The obstructing barges have been re moved. The fleet of dredging machines and scows employed at the foot of Van Vorst street in dredging a strip of South Cove property remain there and the work of dredging still going on. WILL TRY TO SAVE $5,000. Conference Today in Regard to School No. 29 May Delay Building The Finance Board will meet this after noon. There will be a conference between the members, the Mayor, Superintendent Snyder of the Public Schools, and Presi dent John J. Mulvaney as to the ad visability of the Mayor withholding . his signature from the contracts awarded for the erection of the new school No. 29. Since the contracts were given out for the school No. 2S prices of material have greatly advanced and the lowest bids for No. 29 School aggregate *55,000, whereas No. 28 School, the same kind of building and the same size, cost but *50,000. It is proposed to wait until materials fall in price and then readvertlse for pro posals in an effort to save the extra , *5,000. This matter will be decided upon at the conference this afternoon. , - THE ELKS’ PICNIC Lodge No. 2X1 Will Celebrate Its Tenth Birthday. Jersey City Lodge, No. 211, of the Be nevolent and Protective Order of Elks, will hold a picnic at Arlington Park, Boulevard and Fifty-first street, next Fri day evening. The picnic will be held to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the institution of the lodge, and promi nent Elks from New York. Brooklyn, Hoboken, Newark. Elizabeth and Pater son are expected to be present. The various attractions will include dancing and Dowling for handsome prizes. The committee has spartd no pains to make the event a great success, and it is a well known fact that the Jersey City Lodge doe's nothing half way .in its social ventures. It will undoubtedly add an other to its list of social successes. What Oar Colleges Cost, "In this era of big thin'ga it la interest ing to consider the cos$ of college in struction. That may enable ue to make up our minds as to whether or not It pays. The grounds and buildings are ap praised at $133,000,000; the productive funds at $138,000,000} the scientific appar atus at $14,000,000; the benefactions at $21,000,000, while the total Income of them all is *21,000,000. That is a great sum even greater than the $16,000,000 the poor people of the city of New York annually pay into the policy shop* of the: metropo lis in a game In which they have no chance to win. Here is an illuminating contrast. The whole country pays $21, 000,000 annually for its highest education; the metropolitan city alone puts $16,000,000 yearly in a game that only preys on the ignorant. I fancy no college man ever played policy except in the pursuit of knowledge and by way of experiment. When ignorance is so costly, higher edu cation cannot be very dear at twice what is now spent on It." GIRL FINISHES HIGHWAYMAN. She Ponnds Her Assailant Until He Begs for Mercy. [Special to “The Jersey City News.’*] GLEN RIDGE, Aug. 7, 1901.—Miss Annie Rodman, who is visiting the family of Stanley Bullock in Clark street, manifest ed her muscular prowess in an encounter with a highwayman, near the Lackawan na Railroad Bridge, rot far from her home, late Monday night. Miss Rodman had been on a shopping tcur in Newark, and the trolley car upcn which she returned had been delayed. She had her arms full of parcels and was hurrying along when the man accosted her and told her to'wait a moment as he wished to speEk to her. “You go about your business or you will regret it!” Miss Rodman replied. The stranger then seized her by the arm but the young woman tore herself free from his grasp and landed a blow on his chin which made him stagger back and almost fall. Her assailant was surprised as well *8s enraged and flew at Miss Rod man in a fury. He tried, to seize her by the throat, but she stepped to one side and gave him a blow on his ear which dazed him. Miss Rodman then followed up her advantage and rained blow after blow upon her as sailant's face. A more astonished high wayman has probably never been heard of before. “I was only fooling,” he managed to gasp, but Miss Rodman did not pause un til the man fell on his knees and begged for mercy. His face was bruised, and when released he started oil a run through the lots. Joseph Jackson, who lives near Second River, came up at 'that moment and helped Miss Rodman pick up her bundles. Then the young woman caimlv went on her way as if nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. The highwayman was pursued ty Jack son, who, however, failed to catch him. WANTED TO SAVE HIS TROUSERS So Sable Took Them Off and Continu ed His Wanderings. Frank Sable, a laborer, of Passaic, came to town this morning, drunk. He stepped in a number of pools of water so that the legs of his trousers were soaked up to thp knees. It occurred to Sable that it would be an excellent idea to take off his trousers and carry them. This he did, and he marched dowm Newark avenue reeling about with his trousers over his arm and nothing where his trousers had been. He was not stopped until he reach ed Grove street, where Policeman Flan nigan arrested him. The man was taken before Police Jus tice Hoos and sentenced to thirty days in the County Jail as a disorderly person. OFF TO STATE PRISON. Herbert Clarke, the Jersey City salo<» keep, sentenced to three years for keep ing a disorderly house, was taken to Stat. Prison yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Frank Hague. With him was John Gormley, who will serve a similar term for burg lar*-. WHAT POLLUTION DID. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] PATERSON, Aug. 7, 1901.-4Henry P. Simmons, formerly In the Ice business and living in the river road, just outside of this city, has begun suit against the city for J25.000 damages for pollution of the river by city sewage. Mr. Simmons owns land along the river bank. He used to cut ice from the river and from a pond near it. The Board of Health refused to grant him a permit to sell his ice in this city, as the water was nit pure. Mr. Sim mons declares the city is responsible for the condition of the water. College Graduates Increasing The graduating lists of the American colleges this year show an increase of twenty-five per cent. It seems probable that all the Institutions of learning will have more than their usual quota of students next fall. As celebrated college presidents have shown in the columns of “Success,” from time to time, the de mand for college men in all branches of business, as well as In the professions, is gradually increasing. Our colleges graduate men and women with practical as well as artistic Ideals. A notion pre vails that girls who have been so for tunate as to complete a course in a col lege do not make good wives. This notion is devoid of common sense. The more brain a man or woman can put into his or her work, the better that work will be. This rule holds as surely in the re sponsible work of housekeeping, in social relations, and in domestic economy, as in agriculture, the arts, mechanism, law, medicine, or theologyy-£access, _ NO ONE TO BLAME Laudanum Given Hattie Cassel Was Not With Intent to Kill. [Special to "The Jersey City New*.*'] PATERSON, Aug. 7, 1901.—It seems un likely that anyone will have to answer criminally for the death of Hattie Cas sel, at Greenwood I,alee Glens. Sunday. The girl probably died from laudanum poisoning, the drug being administered by William Mbrgaa, according to his own admission, made in the presence of many persons, but it would be impossible 10 fasten any criminal intent upon him. Hattie Cassel * mother married John Wilson some time ago, while the girl’* father was serving a term in State Prison for using an iron bar in a barroom brawl. Tnree months ago Wilson and his step daughter quarrelled, and she was arrest ed and haled before a squirr""or being disorderly. There seemed no' "is for the charge. Tt, ■ j Since then the g’rl has been ( at home. She lived a good deal / .ch. an aunt, but became a visitor to the Morgan hut. Morgan is dfty years old. His wife is a couple of years younger and is said to be constantly under the influence of laudanum. She claims to be able to drink many ounces of the drug every day. Hattie Cassel was at the Morgan hut Sunday and while there was taken ill. She was dosed with whiskey and gin. both laudanum laden. A couple of ounces wen given her. A couple of ounces of the drug appear to be a trifle to the residents of the Glens, but to Hattie Cassel It was more than enough, and death came. That the drug was administered in good faith seems to be admitted. The authorities are not likely to take any action. PERSONAL Counselor James B. Vredenburgh sailed this morning on the American liner Paris for Europe. He will be absent for about six weeks. Mr. H. C. Ross, of the P. R. R., sailed this morning for England. He will be away for two months. SUMMER OUTINGS. Patrolman Sidney O'Donnell, detailed by Chief Murphy in command of the desk at Police Headquarters, has gone to Cairo, Catskill Mountains, for two weeks. He will be joined there by Dominick Mahon, of the City Hall, tomorrow. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK. Aug. 7, 1901.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Thursday:—Rain tonight and probably to morrow: southeast winds. Hartnett's Thermometrleal Report Aug. 6. Deg. 3 P. M.71 6 P. M. 65 9 P. M.66 12 midnight .71| Aug. 7. ueg. 6 A. M.74 9 A. M.75 12 noon . ?. lawyers ~ ~ -■ V desiring expedition, neat work and • • » accuracy»» in the printing of jCaw *llJork Should use the » • • prompt delivery and ' moderate price service of the Jersey Q'ty Jfews j.