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LAST EDITION. y ” ^^0K * tAST EDIT,ON* VOL. XIII.-N0T3749 " ' ‘ JERSEY CITY THUiIbDAY. AUGUST 8, 1901. PRICE ONE CENT.~“ IN GOOD STANDING Bishop Starkey Says No Charges Have Been Made Against Rev. John Keller. WILL NOT SUSPEND RECTOR Rumor That Mr. Keller’s Appearance in His Pulpit May Create Distur bance The Right Rev. Thomas A. Starkey. D. D„ LL.D., Bishop of the 'Protestant j Kpiscopal Diocese of Xewark, has written i to a friend in this city in reference to the Barker-Keller ^se. This friend, himself : a man in holy orders, had represented to I the Bishop that a great number of laymen | were of opinion that pending the issue of i the accusation against the Rev. John ! Keller, of Arlington, that he be not per mitted to take any part in religious ser vices. "We feel,” said the person referred to, "that it is, to express it mildly, ridiculous for a man accused of freaking one of the Commandments to preach to others the observance of them, and for this reason we have asked the Bishop to request Mr. Keller from taking any part in ministerial , ceremonies. Understand clearly that we are not taking any sides in this awful case, but until it is settled we think our action Is proper." In his reply the Bishop, it Is said, point ed out that the clergyman was rector of the Arlington Mission Chapel and in "good standing" with the Diocesan Con vention until the proper committee of that body had first received charges against ihis character and had passed on them. Bishop Starkey is, as everybody knows, very much o,f a lawyer in his decision. The fair, just, equitable side of every question brought to him he takes and personal considerations are always thrown to the winds. He thinks highly of Mr. Keller and espouses his cause loyally, but as a bishop governing a see that is another matter. “You may say,” said Bishop Starkey recently to a "News" representative, "that I believe Mr. Keller innocent of this awful accusation and beyond that nothing can be said by me until evidence is established conclusively proving his guilt.” The Barker Defense Association had a meting last night and the mem bers have sent a copy of their “challenge" to Mr. Keller's coun sel, Mr. Joseph Parker. Some of the members in an informal discussion said that if Mr. Keller appeared in the pulpit a demonstration against him would surely take place. ULTIMATUM FOR KELLER. Key. Mr. Keller must not attempt to preach again until he has taken legal steps to disprove the allegations made concerning him by Mrs. Barker is the ultimatum sent out by the members of the Thomas G. Barker Defence Associa tion today. If he does they promise to take most decisive steps at second mass meeting. ‘Kev. Mr. Keller makes no reply to the letter sent him in the registered mail by the association. If the letter is allowed to remain in the poetoffice twenty days it must, by law:, be returned to the senders. Mrs. Barker is making arrangements to ■visit her husband at the Trenton prison within a few days. DANGEROUS SEWER A sewer basin in front of No. 764 Gar field avenue, is in a very dangerous con dition caused by the washing away of the tricks Tuesday night. MUST PAY HIS WIFE $2 WEEKLY Meyer Miller, Who Deserted His Wife in London, Found Guilty. Myer Miller, the confectioner of No. 462 Grove street, who was arrested yesterday on a warrant for abandonment issued by Judge Hoos ir. the First Criminal Court, •n complaint of his wife Kate, whom ne des< rted nine years ago in London, as she alleged, was arraigned before Justice Hoos this morning and ordered to pay the complainant $2 per week. This he consented to do and was allowed to go free. Mrs. Kate Miller married Myer Miller fifteen years ago in Russia. Later they went to London and lived together a year, after which Miller came to this country. His wife did not hear from him after a year and a half of absence until she was informed that he had married again. She then came here and made search for him When she found him in this city she •wanted him arrested for bigamy, but the law was against the sustaining of such a charge and the abandonment charge was entertained. NEW SMALL POX HOSPITAL On Monday county employes will begin work cn the new. smallpox hospital at Snake'Hill. The plans have been prepar ed and everything is now in readiness for the erection of the building which Coun ty Physician Converse predicts will be necessary with the advent of cold weather. The hospital will be 40x125 feet, two stories high and will contain all the lates. improvements. The new Are plant at Snake Hill has boen completed to the reservoir, and, wiin the exception of the connection to th* asylum, is now in readiness for use. BASS WEIGHS 9 3-4 POUNDS [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] PATERSON, Aug. S, 1901.—Letter Car rier James C. Welcher and Louis Koert returned to this city yesterday with a Ane mess of Ash. which they caught in Longwood pond, Morris county. In the mess was an Oswego bass weighing 9% wounds and measuring 23 inches. FATHER SHEPPARD HOI Popular Priest Gives a Brief Review of His Travels, _ The Rev. Father John A. Sheppard, rector of St. Michael’* Church, who start ed on a trip through .portions of Europe and Palestine last spring, arrived home yesterday on the White Star liner Majes tic from Southampton. He is in the very best of health, has grown slightly stoiUer, and his face has even a ruddier glow' than when he started on the trip. •Father Sheppard’s return was a surprise to his par toll triers, wno are somewhat disappointed in not being allowed to give him one of their royal receptions. The father is opposed to much ostentation on such occasions, where he is sup/posed to ugure as the object of the demonstra tion. (But at nig.ht a crowd gathered in front of the rectory and strove £or a glimpse of the popular pastor. Some even went so far as to ring the bell and ask to see him. They were told that he was enter taining friends, but that he would receive callers in the anorning. He retired early and this morning celebrated mass at 7:30 o’clock. Father Sheppard was accompanied home by the Rev. Father M. A. Mc Manus of Newark. The Majestic arrived at her dock in New York at four o’clock with fire in her hold. Along with all the other passengers he scarcely knew there had been fire aboard. With Father Mc Manus he boarded a Pavonia ferryboat and reached the rectory by trolley before five o’clock. To reporters he said it would be im possible to give in a brief interview an adequate story of his travels. The route, he said, after leaving home on March 9 and crossing the Atlantic, included Na ples, Alexandria, Cairo, Port Said, Joppa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Mt. Lazarus, the Sea of Galilee, through Palestine, Beirout, Smyrna, Samos (a Grecian island), Con stantinople, Hellespont,. Athens, through Italy to Rome, Vienna, Holland, Paris, London and through Ireland. He cele brated mas on Mt. Calvary. While in Jerusalem he and Father Mc Manus, with nine other priests, occupied a tent for two weeks. On the way from Constantinople to Athens he was quaran tined three days on account of the plague. He. contradicts the report that he cele brated his silver jubilee in Ireland, the land of his birth. That was his desire on leaving home. It was celebrated in one of the chapels in London. One of Father Sheppard’s pleasant dis coveries while away was that he was a relative of the Rev. Father Boylan of St. Lpcy’s parish, which adjoins that of St. Michael’s. He met -relatives in Ireland who are relatives of Father Boylan. Father Shephard's parishioners are planning a reception. SOUTH COVE CONTEST Officials Determined to Protect the Cities Interests in the Property. The fight for the possession of the city’s property at South Cove from the en croachments of the Central and the Le high Valley Railroad Companies is on in earnest. A conference between the Street and Water Commissioners, the Mayor and other officials wgs held yesterday to dis cuss the cost and the raising of money for prosecuting the work of dredging the property filled in by the railroad com panies. No definite conclusion was reached then as to just how the money is to be raised, but it was fully deter mined to prosecute the work, even to the extent of building docks after the dredg ing is completed. All the old canal hulks that have so long been an eyesore to that section of the city are to he dug up and removed. Many squatters ■ will have to vacate. The au thorities have served notice on the rail road company and others Interested to remove a ten foot wagon and foot bridge over the Henderson street crossing of a (ditch through the roadway ■ leading to 'Hall’s brick yard and the Central Rail Toad yard. The notice is to the effect that if the bridge is not removed by Monday next the ■city will tear it away. There has been a 'clash between the city and railroad com pany over this bridge before and further trouble is anticipated. NEW KIND OF CLOSE SHAVE Henry Thornton, of (No. 221 Second street, thought he smelled gas in the Gregory street doorway of Imperial Music (Hall this morning, shortly before eight ■o’clock, while he was cleaning up. He lit a match to find the leak. He found it. Hart of the false ceiling over liis head blew out with a violent explosion and a sheet of flame enveloped his head, burn ing the hair. Thornton needed a shave •when he began the search for the leak, ■but he didn't after he found it. He was not injured. __________ SEWERS WORKING SATISFACTORILY Chief Engineer Van Kenren Says Worst Effects of Storm Are Over. At the office of Chief Engineer Van Keuren in the City Hall this morning It was reported that the water that had ac cumulated In cellars and low places where receiving basins were choked as a result of the recent heavy rainstorm, is rapidly lowering and the sewers are carrying off the water in a satisfactory manrier. The Chief has a dozen or more men at work repairing the break in the Ravine road sewer which caused a freshet down Ra vine avenue, just below the Palisade ave nue bridge. The break was about twenty feet long and was fortunately at the top. Water is still rushing through the sewer. The break was caused by the air pres sure. Some criticism is heard concerning the failure of the Ravine Road Sewer Com mission in not providing a bigger sewer. The Chief Engineer says the size of the sewer is sufficient and that such a break cannot easily occur after the air valves, which he is putting in, are adjusted. DAVIS OUTING TICKETS. Tickets for the big outing of tne Robert Davis Association to College Point on Wednesday, September U. will be distri buted for sale before the end of the pres ent week. r MONEY FOR NO. 29 Board of Finance Appropri ates $55,808 for School and $35,000 for Station House SINKING FUND CREATED Warrants Issued for the Use of the Board of Education. The l5oard of Finance met yesterday afternoon and transacted considerable business. It appropriated $65,$oS for building new No. 29 School and ij-35,000 for building the new police station for tiu> Sixth Precinct.* An appropriation of $7,454 was also made for repairs to No. 19 School. The money appropriated for the building of No. 29 School and repairs to No. 19 will come out of the liquor license monies and four per cent, bonds, payable semi-annu ally, will oe issued for the $35,000 appro priated for building the new police sta tion. The resolution provides for the payment of the principal at the rate of $1,000 a year fur 1911, 1912 and 1913, $5,000 in 1914, and the creation of a sinking fund in accordance with the provisions of the general act giv ing authority to issue the bonds. One hundred and ten dollars was also appro priated to the credit of the Board of Education for repairs to the roof ol No. 9 Annex, and a temporary loan bond to bear interest not exceeding four per cent, will be issued, the amount to be inserted in the next tax levy. The Board found it necessary to appro priate $5,265.42 to pay the amount of the judgment, with interest at live per cent, and costs, recovered in Supreme Court by Michael T. Connolly against city on April 25, 189S, and since assigned to Eagan Iron Works. It was decided to issue tem porary loan bonds in that sum at a rate of Interest not to exceed 4 per cent, per annum, and a warrant was ordered drawn on the City Treasurer for the amount stated in favor of Wallis, Edwards & Bumsted, attorneys. The amount will be inserted in the tax levy .next hereafter to be made. Eleven thousand five hundred dollars was appropriated and set aside t/ the credit of the Street and Water Bo? d out of the liquor license moneys available for repaving, repairing and improving paved streets and public places and reconstruct ing sewers, and divided as follows. Fairmount sewer, $4,500 (payment of cer tificates); Ravine avenue sewer, $5,900 (payment of claims); Gregory street sew pr, $1,100 (payment of certificates). A resolution appropriating $18,216.(3 to the credit of Street and Water Board to pay claims for electrical street lighting, was laid over until the next meeting. A warrant was ordered drawn on the City Treasurer, in f^vor of that officer, for the sum of $143.80, to transfer that amount from the liquor license receipts, year July 1, 1901, to June 30, 1902, to the credit of the Bdard of Education to pay for printing plans and specifications for School No. 28. One on City Treasurer, In favor of that officer, to be deposited to the credit of September, 1901, interest:—On general ac count, $180; on general account to pay in terest on assessment bonds, $17,500; on water account, $19,145 were ordered drawu. NOCONCERT. Bandmaster Holden announces that there will be no concert in Van Vorst Park tomorrow evening. FORGOT HE WAS IN A TREE Boy Stepped Backward Flying His Kite. Twelve-year-old John McLaughlin fell from a tree in Harrison yesterday after noon and sustained injuries which may result in death. The boy lives at No. 314 North Fourth street, Harrison. He has been an enthusiastic kite flyer. This afternoon there was little wind, so he climbed to the top of a tree, fifty feet high, and sent his kite aloft from there. It is supposed he forgot he was not on the ground, as he was seen to take a step backward in an effort to cause the kite to ascend straight. He fell through the branches to the ground. BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS The Board of Education is holding a special meeting this afternoon for the purpose of awarding contracts for the alteration and repairs of No. 19 School, the Board of Finance having appropriated the necessary money yesterday. The al teration will consist mainly of convert ing the attic of the building into ftVe class rooms for the accommodation of more pupils. FELL THROUGH HOLE IN FLOOR. Joseph Learbach, fifty-five years old, of No. 50 Van Winkle street, a laborer em ployed in the sugar refinery, foot of Washington street, last evening fell through a hole in the flooring of the sec ond floor and received a severe cut on the right leg above the knee. He was attended by Dr. Hart and removed to his home. __ BAD FALL BREAKS LEG. Martin Schultz, thirty years old, of No. 173 Seventh street, while visiting friends at No. 156 Seventh street, fell from the rear stoop of the building and broke his right leg above the ankle. He was at tended by Dr. Dodson and removed to the City Hospital in'Ae patrol wagon. DAVIS PIONEER CORPS The Robert Davis Pioneer Corps is to be made a regiment instead of a bat talion. Officers, from colonel down, are to be elected at a meeting to be held to morrow evening. matters of fact. Pavonla Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra large cans, and filled with red. ripe tomatoes, wholesale at D. Cleary Co.’e stores. Ask v.mr eroeet f«r ’»n»s . ; gov. SliT dying! He Was an Intimate Frier d of Lincoln and Once Jersey’s Executive. Former Governor William A. Newell is dying at his home at Allentown, J a. Governor Newell was 53 years old U st November and the w-eight of his yes rs has been falling heavily upon him ?of late. This was noticed by his friends on the occasion of a recent visit to this citjy. Though his mind was active, the elastic ity, which he retained so long, had gone from his step. Then a break down canfre and he has grown weaker rapidly. | Doctor Newell has been one of t^e most attractive figures in New Jerseyis history. A practising physician, belov ed by all Monmouth county, he was elect ed to -Congress as a Whig in 1846 arid re-elected two years later, serving in the national Legislature until the spring of *61. In 1S5C, the year Fremont ran for pre sident, the name of William A. Neweii appeared on the same ticket as the Re publican candidate for Governor of New Jersey, and in January following, when a blinding snow storm had blocked the roads, he walked from Allentown to Trenton to take the oath of office. His \ term expired two months after Lincoln had been chosen President. He had been in Congress with Lincoln and the attachment that formed continu** ed until the assassin’s bullet put an end to the President’s life. During Lincoln s occupancy of the White House Dr. Nev - ell was his .family- physician, and wht l the President's son, William Wallace, ws 3 ! taken with his fatal illness, it was D . Newell who used all the art and ski 1 known to medicine to save his life. President Hayes chose Dr. Newell Gov ernor of Washington territory and he served his term with credit. During Dr. Newell’s occupancy of the Governor’s chair in this State occurred one of_ the most memorable fights in the history Ji the State. The office of Chancellor became vacant in 1859 by the expiration of the term of Benjamin Williamson. The Senate, being Democratic, refused to confirm the nom ination of Henry W. Green, and after one of the most memorable fights in the his tory of the State, the Governor decide<| that he had no power to fill the vacancy while the Legislature was not in session, because of its failure to confirm his se lection. For the first and only time in wthe history of the State there was no Chancellor for one year. Just prior to the inauguration of Gov ernor Olden the nomination of Chancellor Green was confirmed. The fight over the Chancellorship was only one of the dis agreements between the Senate which occurred at that time. Of late years Governor Newell has con fined himself pretty closely to his home interests, but up until within a few months his interest has been active. In May he was a members of the Grand Jury which considered the cases of the Long Branch gamblers. A man of the strictest integrity, Gov ernor Newell has made an impression for good on the State of -New Jersey which will last as long as New Jersey itself. GENEROUS WEDDING FEE Happy Groom Gave His Honor $5, Then Waited for $4.50 Change. While the Street and Water Commis sioners and the Mayor were in conference yesterday over matters pertaining to the •fight for. the city's possession of its South Cove property a well dressed couple en tered the waiting room. The expert eye of Mayor’s Messenger Peter Golden im mediately sized them up as a couple de siring the services of the Mayor In tying the hymeneal knot. The man, a strap ping Roumanian, in broken English ex plained that such was the case and Mr. Golden notified the Mayor. Chivalrous motives impelled his Honor and the Commissioners to postpone for a few brief moments their discussion of af fairs of state. The couple were shown in to the Mayor's room. Commissioners No lan and Sullivan offered to act as wit nesses while President Smith and Com missioners Hauck and Heintze looked on. All heartily congratulated the young couple. The bride was overcome with the honor, and the bridegroom jubilantly drew forth a $5 gold piece and handed it to his Honor. The bridegroom said he desired all the noble officials to drink to the happiness of the bride. The Mayor never keeps such fees but hands them over to his subordi nates. Messenger Peter Golden was handed the coin. He gleefully tossed it as he winked one eye at Secretary Col lins and Mayor’s Clerk Denny Ryan. The bridegroom stood still, looking at him. He showed no inclination to move on. His actions caused an inquiry. “I am waiting for my change. I under stand that the fee was fifty cents,” said he, nonchalently. Peter nearly fainted. The coin was handed back, with instructions to use the fifty cents in setting uip housekeeping. The bride was Miss 'Pipe Harringer and the bridegroom John Carp, both of No. 317 Grove street. STORM COTS DEAR. The damage resulting from the flooding of cellars along Jackson avenue by the heavy rain, Tuesday night, was very much underestimated. Henry Kktmburg, a grocer at Oak street, lost $500 worth of stock, including sixty crates of to matoes stored there the day of the storm. Cases of perishable goods were also ruined. Henry Duhrmann and Henry Druhmel, 'grocers at Bramhall avenue, lost $700 worth of goods between them. John Butler and Henry Cross, grocers at Forrest street, estimate their losses at $500 apiece. The basements of their stores were flooded with from five to seven feet of water, causing the destruction of ail but the canned goods. Several small mer chants lost some stock and every resi dent along Jackson avenue had his base ment flooded. * One of the Chses Master of Europ The Sultan of Turkey is one of the most enthusiastic chess players in Europe. He will play the game for hours without in termission, gnd will not allow any matter of state to interfere with the problem in which at the time he is engaged. NO MOK CAROS Central Railroad Will Pre vent Its Commuters From Playing. ONE GAME MADE A RUMPUS Man Tried to Reserve Seats and Two Warrants Were the Result. Charles L. Barry, thirty-live years old, of No. 110 Cranford avenue, Cranford, was arrested as he stepped from a train at the Central Railroad ferry this morning by Policeman Collins of the (First precinct police station. Collins had two warrants for Barry’s arrest and each charged him with assault and battery. The complain ants were Jurlies J. Coyne, of No. 259 ’West Jersey street, Elizabeth, Eastern Agent of the Union Pacific Railway, and M. B. Heilner, of No. 365 South Broad street, Elizabeth, President of the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre <?oal Company. Barry was brought before Acting Police Justice John P. McCormick in the First Criminal Court and placed under $200 bail in each case for his appearance before the : court on August 26, that date having been decided upon by all the interested parties, as both sides wanted the hearing ad journed. Mr. George Damon, of Cranford, furnished bonds for Barry. j*»i. v_u>iie wars iiui 111 uuuu ims muxn ing, as he had to go to Pittsburg, Pa., yesterday and would not return until to morrow morning. Mr. Heilmer, however, explained the trouble. He said that on Saturday he and Mr. Coyne boarded a local train on the Central. All the seats were occupied save two. One-half of one Barry occupied and he blocked the way to the other. Mr. Coyne went up to Barry and asked if the seats were taken. Barry said he had reserved the seats for friends who were to play cards with him, a card table and party having been arranged. Mr. Coyne said as there weik no other seats and as Barry had no fright to reserve seats in an ordinary passenger car, Mr. j Coyne took one of the seats. Immediately ■Barry struck him. Mr. Heilmer took a i hand in the rumpus to pull Barry off. After some excitement the trouble quiet ed down, with Coyne a pretty badly used up man. Mr. Heilner went to the bag gage car where, he says, he was followed by Barry and brutally assaulted. Mr. Coyne and Mr. Heilner went to the First Criminal Court Monday morning and had warrants issued for Barry. The Central Railroad has issued orders that there shall be no more card playing on the local trains hereafter. This step was taken by the company because the card playing was at the bottom of the trouble. NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL Mayor Hoos Signs Contract for No. 29. Mayor Hoos this morning signed the resolution for the awards of contracts for the erection of new No. 29 School, the cost of which will aggregate $55,855. As stated in yesterday’s “News,” this amount is over $5,900 more than the cost of No. 28 School, which is similar to that designed for the new school arid of the same num ber of class rooms. The increase is caused by the Hse in the cost of materials and Mayor Hoos yesterday hesitated about signing the resolution awarding the contracts. He with other officials thought for awhile that it would be advisable to delay building operations until the cost of materials came down and then readvertise for proposals. But the pressing need of the building and the prospect, aggravated by the great strike, of an'increase of material Anally led to the signing of the resolution. WILLING TO ARBITRATE. Paterson Silk Strikers Accept Ser vices of the State Board. George Berdine and W. W. Simpson, members of the State Board of Arbitra tion, went to Paterson on Tuesday night and a hurried meeting of the Ribbon Weavers’ Union was called. Messrs. Berdine and Simpson announc ed that the State Board of Arbitration had had a meeting and decided to offer its services in trying to end the Frank & Dugan strike. The weavers discussed the proposition at length. They did not want to show any sign of weakness, and thought that the silk Arm should Arst show its will ingness tQ arbitrate. If the Arm is willing the weavers say they will be also. The matter was laid over for one week to see what attitude Frank & Dugan will take. THIRD WARD CLUB MEETS The Third Ward Democratic Club held a meeting last evening at its quarters, No. 250 Sixth street. The club ordered resolutions of condolence sent to Map Custodian C. P. Smith, because of the death of his mother. A committee, con sisting of Charles Dolan, J. H. O'Brien, Joseph Lamb, Frederick Onderdonk, Frank McNally and Frederick Cooper, was appointed to make arangements for a trolley ride the latter part of Septem ber. There wTer Ave members elected and seven propositions for membership were received. EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT CLOSED The offices of the Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Henry Snyder in the City Hall were closed this afternoon fgf the balance of August. Park to join his family and will not re turn until September. His assistant. Miss Minnie Shanley, will spend a few weeks in the mountains. Clerk James J. Wise-, man of the Board of Education will re main at Saratoga until the latter part of the month. SESSIONS COURT NEXT WEEK There will be arraignments and sen tences In the Court of Quarter Sessions when Judge Blair will be present. Prose cutor Erwin is at the Thousand Islands and the office is now in charge of his assistant, George T. Vicke.rs, who is busy collecting forfeited recognizances. 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. , r-i FOR THE MERCHANT FOR THE” LAWYER FOR THE OFFICE FOR THE LOOCE FOR THE CHURCH" Jk ¥ ' . ' TASTEFUL WORK QUICK SERVICE PROMPT DELIVERY MODERATE PRICES ESTIMATES CIVEnT 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 KILLED DRILLING GARS _ Brakeman’s Foot Caught in Frog and Engine Ran Over Him. John R. Hoffpian, of No. 11 Minerva ■street, a brakeman on the Central Rail road, met with a horrible heath about midnight in the freight yard at Communi paw. He was looking after a switch when his right foot got caught in a frog. 'Vainly he tried to extricate himself. 'Realizing that he would be chopped to | pieces by .his own freight engine, he i •shouted wildly for help. The din in the I yard caused by a dozen or more engines shunting cars back and forth drowned his voice. The engineer, unconscious of the im prisoned man’s terrible position, allowed j his engine to go ahead. Hoffman was knocked dowrn. The engine wheels went over his right shoulder, cuting his body in two. Hoffman’s face was scratched in several places, but there was no other in' jury on the head. The body was taken to the morgue. DICKINSONITES MEET Elect New Members and Adopt a Constitution. The meeting of the Samuel D. Dickinson Association last evening was largely at tended and there was considerable busi ness transacted. President John Mitchell presided. The committee appointed at a previous meeting to adopt a constitution and by-laws for the club made a report which was unanimously adopted. There is a clause which gives the President of the club and the members of the execu tive board the power to name the various committees of the club. The committees will be announced later. The committee that drafted the by-laws consisted of Mark M. Fagan. Boulevard Commissioner R. D. Urquhart, Charles Kendall and George B. Harper. Among those present last evening were: Colonel Samuel D. Dickinson, ex-Fire Commissioner John Brennan, Captain Quinn. Charles Eichorn, George Callery, ex-Commissloner George Harding. John Rotherham, P. Dandt, L. Wolf, R. D. Urquhardt, Samuel Blakey, John Mitchell. Silas Baldwin, Frank Van Winkle. There were thirty-six new members elected last evening. The receipts of the evening amounted to $114.25, received for dues from members. Among tile new members received last evening were:— George H. AViiite, F. B. Decking. F. B. Higrew, Henry C. Knoop. John N. Scheft meyer, ’Alex. B. Ellis, F. N. Birch, Ed ward McCabe, James Walsh, John Banks, Thomas Smith, D. J. Corbllss, Prosecutor's Detective Charles B. Kelley. There were also twenty-three Italians elected. The ladies who will present the new flag pole notified the club that the presenta tion would take place about September 1. SAVED CHILD AT RISK OF LIFE Brave Woman May Die of Result of Injnriei. [Special to "The Jersey City News."] PHILJjIPSBURG. Aug. 8. 1901.—Mrs. H. D. Sassaman. the wife of a clergyman of Parsippany, Is lying In a critical conditipn in the hospital, and is likely to lose her life as the result of a daring act which saved the life of a child. While out for a walk yesterday Mrs. Sassaman, who is forty years old, saw a child on the rail road tracks and a long freight train com ing around a sharp curve a short aistanco away. The locomotive whistle shrieked a warning, but the child paid no attention to the danger single. Mrs. Sassaman then sprang on the track threw the child clear on the rails and tneu to get of the way of the train her self, but was struck by the locomotive and knocked down. Her right arm was to badly crushed that It had to be ampu tated. 'She was also injured internally. BABY PARADE PRIZES None of Them Is to Bo Worth Less Than $25. [Special to "The Jersey City News.”] ASBURY PARK, Aug. 8, 1901.—The prizes to be awarded at the baby parade on August 21 have been placed on exhi bition. Forty or more prizes will be awarded, none of which will be of value less than $25. Half the prizes have al ready been secured, and are on exhibition on the boardwalk. The crowd of view ers is so big that a guard has been placed about the prizes. The Babv Parade Commission has se cured Professor L. E. Dare, who has con ducted juvenile affairs at the Waldorf Astoria, Sherry's, the Metropolitan Opera House, and at Hammerstein’s in New York, to manage an evening festival in connection with the baby parade this year. BOY OF FIVE DROWNED. Several People Watching Were Unaware of Hie Danger. Five year old Harry Snyder was drown ed in the canal at Pacific avenue last evening. The boy died within full view of several people, who were unconscious of the boys’ danger until it was too late to help him. The boy had been in swimming. It is supposed that he got a cramp. People who saw the lad go down, say that they noticed nothing wrong. The child sank without uttering a sound. When the spec tators realized what had happened there was great excitement. Michael Finlan, of No. 29 Ash street, dove for the body and succeeded in bringing it ashore. In the meantime the ambulance had been called. The surgeon worked over the boy for some time, but all efforts to*resuscitate him were useless. The boy's parents live at No. 525 Grand street. The body was taken there in the ambulance. LABOR HAS MANY GRIEVANCES United Building Trades Council Hears Protests Against Various Jobs ! The report of the financial secretary, submitted at last night’s meeting of tihe United Building Trades Council, at Coun cil Hall, Hoboken avenue, showed an in crease of over 500 members in the last quarter. In the absence of President Vreeland,, Delegate Morrison of Carpenters Local Union No. 391, was chosen to preside. Credentials were received from -Laborers Union No. 3 of Hoboken for Peter Hal- , lisey. There was considerable discussion over the job at Cole and Seventeenth streets, against which the laborers had entered a \ grievance. Assurances ware received from the New York Building Trades Council that they would render every as sistance possible and that the house smiths and dock builders of that« organi zation would be withdrawn when‘deemed expedient. Grievances were entered against the OPeters end Bermes' Brewing Companies. It was stated, that the latter ihad engaged 'Boss Painter Zaht to do some work and •the business agents of the council end the carpenters were instructed to call on these firms and state to them how dis tasteful this was to organized labor. It was reported that the trouble with* 'Boss Carpenter Joseph Jewkes had not* been adjusted, but that'the dock builders’ employed by him and connected with the j New York Building Trades* Council had agreed to leave the job. P. J. Mulvaney, of Plumbers Local No. 14 of this city, wTas elected (vice president j in place of William Gilbert. The painters and steam fitters reported j a grievance -on job being done at SBooraem \ Hall. It was referred to- the Business; Agent for immediate action. Painters Local No. 612 presentedf-a griev ance against a job being* done by non union men at the Un-ion fHill Sdhuetzen Park. Another grievance against Contractor Norton, w’ho is doing aijob in High wood Park, was presented. AFTER A NUISANCE Hudson City Citizens Want Locomo tive WJiistlingiSftopped. A meeting of the residents of lower Hudson City interested in the matter of inducing the ster.m rends Tunning at the foot of the Hill to cease booting whistles when not absolutely necessary, was held at the office of William P. Kastenhubcr,, No. 330 Palisade avenue, last night. Those present were: W. P. Kastenhuber. H. W ' Rol'fs, George H. Burch, F. W. Kraft, j George J Blume, William Smith. W. P. Farmer, J. Hanley, George Cole, Jol-a Stach, Nicholas Cuneu, Robert p'errett, David Johnson, David Jones, C. W. j Bauhahn, John A. Pclis'and John Vol- I iers. William P. Kastenhuber was elected chairman apd George H. Bused secretary of the meeting. The secretary was in- i structed to communicate with the D., I,. ! * W , Erie and "West Shore reads asking I for an audience in relation to, the nuisance complained of. An Old and Well Triedl Remedy. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for children^ teething should always be used for children y while teething. It softens the gunns. allays the, pain, cures wind eoUc and is thei best remedy * for diarrhoea. Twenty-flv« cencsfper bottle. ^ DOWN IN jTHEJCORNFIELDS Datz’s Bay Tree Have a Rival in the Flower beds. “Who planted corn In one of the flower mounds of the grass lawns about the City Hall?” id a question, that is puzzling the minds of everybody»connected with the municipal building except Custodian Datz, and possibly hefris the most puzzled of all. He could not 'be seen tills morn ing, so thatt the condition of his mind is as much a matter of speculation, as who planted the* corn. It is a well known fact that those /lawns and flowers mounds are the idol of the Custodian’s heart—the apple of his eye. And to tell the truth, they are the finest that embellish the grounds of any public building in this sec tion of the country. But there came along critics who drew “imaginary” lines at the idea of decorat ing the base,-of the Goddess of Peace with bay trees. Two of the bay trees found their way to the centre of two front flower mounds and two more were pro vided for the mound6 in the rear of the City Hall. The Goddess is still adorned with four. The bay trees flourish in the four mounds amid a luxuriant green field of canna surrounded by colored beds wrought into artistic and lace-like de signs. Pedestrians passing the City Hall on the Montgomery street side have re cently noticed what looks decidedly like green cornstalks stalking up amidst the broad canna leaves. They stood higher each day and as they almost surround the edge of the circle of canna leaves they threaten to screen almost entirely from view one of Mr. Dat’s pet bay leaves. Hitherto the blades have been hidden among the canna leaves. There are thos« who insist that the custodian has hit upon some rare species of green .foliage plant, but the tall bladed stalks shooting up above the regular canna leaves is set down by ninety-nine out of a hundred as ordinary corn. If so, who planted them there? Is it foul revenge of a routed critic, the work of a rival horticulturist, or the practical joke of one of Mr. Datz’s friends? There is already talk of a hot corn fes tival for the officials and attaches of the various municipal departments, with Mayor’s Mesenger Peter Golden acting in \the capacity of chef. SAID THEY WERE HELD UP James Wentworth, ot No. 23 South street, and William Doty, of No. 23 Wash ington street, both of New York City, ap peared at the First Precinct police station this morning shortly after three o'clock with a tale of a hold up and robbery. They said three men robbed them ua Washington street, under the Pennsylva nia Railroad trestle, and then escaped. One of the robbers, the two men said, was a cripple, using a crutch. The police did not put much faith in the story, but two policemen were sent out to investi gate. They could not find any truce of the alleged robbers and they gave up ht* hunt after three hours. JOHN DWIGHT DEAD John Dwight, who at one time was a well-to-do hat merchant at Washington and Montgomery streets, died at the City Hospital yesterday morning. He had been ill for some time at the hospital. The body was taken to the morgue. This morning his son called to make ar rangements for the funeral. It was learn ed that Dwight had not been living with his familv. Interment will be made to morrow in the New York Bay Cemetery. VENDER’S BADGE FOUND Fatrolman Maxwell of the Seventh street station, while patroling his post. Eleventh and Henderson strets, yesterday found licensed vender’s badge No. 285. The owner can receive it by applying at the Seventh street station house. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK, Aug. S. 1901.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Friday:—Generally fair and warmer to night and tomorrow; northwest winds. Hartnett's Thermometrieal Report .Aug. 7. Deg. 3 P. M.S2 fi P. M. 75 9 P. M.74 12 midnight .71 j Aug. 8. Deg. 6 A. M. SI 9 A. M.S3 12 nuon . *4 HftHVriii ,-i VYTOHHt DIED. EDWARDS—After a lingering Illness, on Tuesday. August 6. 1901, William W. Edwards, aged 77 years. Relatives and friends, also Amity Lodg No. 103, F. & A. M., are invited to at tend the funeral from his late residence, No. 231 Pacific avenue, Jersey City, on Thursday evening, August 8, at 8 o'clock Interment at convenience of family. RICE—On Wednesday, August 7, 1901, Delia M. Rice, aged 76 years. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral services at her late resi dence, No. 130 York street, ou Thursday evening at 8:30 o'clock.