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ONE CENT LAST EDITION. VOL. XIrI — No. 3786 JERSEY CITY, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 21, 1901. LAST EDITION. ONE CENT LAST EDITION. "PRICE ONE CENTr^ ! MOTHERS ROUSED Seventeen Ladies Tell Board of Education They Want a New School. MO, 2 IS HOT SAFE EHOUGH Woman Who Owns Adjoin ing Property Joins the Delegation. The Board of Education held an ad journed meeting last night for the pur pose of receiving bids for repairs to No. « School. Early in the evening a delegation of seventeen women, "with one or two excep tions, mothers of children of the 'rnird ward, who are pupils of No. 2 School, en tered the Board’s main room on the top floor of the municipal building. As the members of the Board arrived singly or two at a time and started through the door leading from the Clerk’s room into their room, the unexpected scene that met their gaze caused, each to reel back witn various exclamations of surprise, such as: “Whew!" "What’s all this!" "Who are they?" They were used to seeing gather ings of school marms, but a glance at the determined faces of those wrho composed j the assemblage sufficed to convince eacu one that it was not a delegation of school teachers. A representative of one of the contrac tors who was present to bid for the .ioo of repairing, asked facetiously if Carrie Nation was at the head of the delegation, and if so did she have her hatchet with her. At the time the women entered, the members w'ho had already arrived were ail in Superintendent Snyder’s office,where the executive sessions of the Board are usually held. The surprised members who came after the arrival of :he delegation, went around the other way and entered the Superintendent’s office by the corri dor door—all except Director John Ward, committeeman for No. 2 School. He re cognized several constituents from -is ward and sized up the object of the dele gation’s visit immediately. He was em barrassed for only a few moments, and then realizing that it was up to him to face the music he walked in with an air of confidence and chatted confidently witn the leaders. Then he retired to the Su perintendent’s room to join his col leagues. The Board was in executive session foi pome time. When that session was over Air. Ward announced that the members were about to retire to the assembly chamber on the floor below and asked the delegation if it preferred to be heard then and there in the Board’s main room or in the assembly chamber. The delega tion chose the latter place. The delega tion consisted of Mrs. Charles E. Soper, of No. 175 Third street; Mrs. J. H. Baker, cf No. 224 Third street; Mrs. James H. Slater, 236 Fourth street; Mrs. J. N. Mar tin, No. 230 Fifth street; Mrs. R. H. Har dy, No. 104 Erie street; Mrs. W. Lutzler. 2S6 Fifth street; Mrs. H. Kimbark, No. 220 Fifth street; Airs. R. D. Buncke, No 222 Third street, and her mother, Mrs. J. j E. Horner, No. 220*6 Third street; Mrs. j B. E. Waters, No. 225 Third street; Mrs. i Sprague, of Grove street, opposite City ' Hall; Mrs. Rufus Smith, of No. 240 Fourth ■ street; Mrs. J. Maines, No. 247 ±'ifth I • street; Mrs. S. Chamberlain, No. 283 Sixth j street; Airs. A. Dearden, No. 58 Erie 1 street; Mrs. Erwin, of No. 259 Harrison! avenue, who formerly lived in the Third I ward, and at the time sent two children to No. 2 School. One other lady disap peared before her name could be secured. , As the meeting was adjourned for the express purpose of receiving bids for re- j pairs to the school, President Afulvaney j announced that the advertised hour for that purpose had arrived. There were three bids. That of George Richter, $1,497. was the lowest. George H. Jones bid $1,697, and James Connolly bid $2,167. The bids were referred to the proper commit- , tee. President Mulvaney then announced that the Board was willing to listen to the visiting delegation. For a few moments there was a pause. The women looked at each other as though each preferred to allow some one else to be the spokesman. Finally Mrs. Baker, a handsomely dressed, determined looking woman arose. “We've come here." she said, “to pro test against the patching up of No. 2 School. We don’t want it patched up. We want a new school building on the same site. We will not allow our chil dren, our loved little ones, to go back to that patched up old school. We won't do it.” Mrs. Charles E. Soper, who owns prop erty on the corner of Third street, which it will be necessary to purchase if a new school is built on the same site, and who would like the city to purchase the prop erty, was the next speaker. She is a woman of much persuasive eloquence. She is argumentative and in a well modu lated voice she called the attention of the ©oard to the fact that some of the women in the delegation were the mothers of six children apiece, some of whom were pupils of No. 2 School. "Could you, gentlemen, conscientiously ask mothers to send their loved ones to such a dilapidated building,” she 6aid. “It was condemned years ago. Nothing Is safe inside or out of it. I understand that sbme of the members of inspecting com mittees were afraid to stay in the build ing while it was being examined. Mr. Ringie condemned it eighteen years ago. Would you, gentlemen, send your dear loved ones to school in such a building? I have heard it said that when a new echool is finally built it will be located up In ‘Little Italy’ or in the district known as the ‘Crows' Nest.* Do you think that either Is a proper location? There are only seventeen of us here tonight. We hadn’t time to notify others, but only this afternoon we, lodged a petition with Mayor Hoos with the signatures of 750 mothers of children who attend No. 2 Ad Old and Well Tried Remedy. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for chil dren teething should always be used for children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic and ;s the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty- 2»-e Girls per bottle. School. These mothers will not send their children to No. 2 School.” As no other member of the delegation evinced a desire to speak. President Mul vaney said:— . “Of course you understand we cannot take action in this matter tonight—either as to repairing the old building or erect ing a new one. We must consult with the city’s Financiera I cannot tell you what w’ill be done. Tour presence will have Its due weight in the conference. We are anxious and willing to hear from any of you.” Mrs. Soper again arose and said that the expenditure of money in repairing the building was throwing it aw'ay. “Why not expend it in the purchase of adjoining property for the present site. It has been rumored that an excessive price has been asked for the property. No one has offi cially called to ascertain the price. We want a good school in the ward. W e are good citizens in the Third Ward. But we've been asleep and are just waking up. We are good taxpayers. We are entitled to more respect. Four new school houses have in late lears been erected, one of them cost $300,000. It seems as if we have been slighted by your Board and the Fi nance Board.” Director Ward said:—“Permit me to say that the sentiments expressed by Mrs. Soper and Mrs. Baker were truly the sen timents of the entire ward. The feeling was general that no matter how much money was expended on the old building it could never be made entirely safe. But, he added turning to the women, "we of this Board occupy the same relation to the Finance Board as the wife does to the husband, who holds the purse strings. W e cannot even say where a new school shall j be located or when and hi^w much money j shall be appropriated for the purchase of a site or erection of a building. The Stokes bill, now being tested before the Supreme Court may possibly give us that right sometime in the near future. I am certain every member of this Board favors granting your request. If you impress the Board of Finance as you have impressed us you will doubtless get what you ask for. If you will examine our minutes you will see that we have asked the same re quest of the Finance Board. Mrs. James H. Slater, who does not claim to be a taxpayer, wanted to know what was the objection to the present site. President Mulvaney replied that he had heard of no objection to the present j site. The ladies then retired. Committee on Night Schools were an- | nounced as follows:—Central—Lewis, i Tracey, Mulvaney; No. 3—Barker, Succow, No. 4—Kennedy, Ward; No. 8—Berger, ; Egbert; No. 11—Cullen, Culver; No. 14— i Birdsall, Witt. PETITION OF THIRD WARD PARENTS Manuscript Rolled Round a Broom stick Denounces No. 2 School. Four women bearing a roll of manu script almost the size of an old fashioned rolling pin, invaded the Mayor’s office at the City Hall yesterday afternoon. The quartette was composed of Mrs. R. H. Handy, of No. 104 Erie street; Mrs. J. N. Norton, of No. 230 Fifth street; Mrs. L. Baker, of No. 224 Third street, and Mrs. Charles E. Soper, of No. 175 Third street. The manuscript roll was a petition of Third Ward parents of children protest- i ing against the repairs of No. 2 School ! and insisting upon a new building upon the old site. Nine-tenths of the signa tures w’ere those of women, the mothers of children who hitherto attended No. 2 School. The long petition bearing the signatures of 730 persons was rolled around a piece of a broomstick. It was headed by “Isadore Gold, Fourth and Coles streets.’' Its size, its resemblance to a rolling pin with the projecting broom stick handles, were regarded as ominous signs by many of the city officials. Mrs. Soper is anxious to sell the city property adjoining the site of the present structure for a new school. W MOURNS. Bridget Is Left Lamen ting Her Friend in Jail. "When Charles lliddleton, known as; "Baldy Sours" by everyone who hae fre- ! quented the neighborhood of the Court ' House and Jail during the last quarter of ! a century, breathed his last in the County ] Jail Thursday' night, he left at least one | sorrowing friend. When "Baldy” was | first locked up in the old gray prison on the hill, over thirty yeare ago, he met Bridget Coogan, who had begun serving short terms for intoxication many years before. The fact that both were victims of the same weakness may have been re sponsible for the friendship that sprung I up between them, but ever afterwards they were staunch friends. When the news of “Baldy’s” death was conveyed to Bridget in her cell in ward 2 on the third floor—directly above the one in which the old man breathed his last— the old woman was plainly overcome by grief. She cried and refused to be com forted by the kindly words of the other prisoners of the ward. (Bridget, who is about eighty years old, haa been in charge of the women prison ers who clean the Court House and Free holders’ offices for many years and is known personally by all the county offi cers and employes who regularly slip email coins into her hand "ter get a cup of tay with," as she expresses it. She was a prisoner when the workhouse was run in connection with the jail and worked at button making in the cellar of the pres ent building. For thirty- years she has seen “Baldy” leave at irregular intervals the place they both regarded as home. She always knew he would return and he never disappointed her. Usually his time for freedom would be from two to three days, but the last time he went out and remained six days without being recommitted, Bridget was worried. The terms of imprisonment of the old couple frequently expired at the same time, and then both left the jail together. Bridget, arrayed in a gaudy pattern of calico and bright green ribbons, was a familiar figure on Jersey City streets. Of late she has been becoming weak from old age, and she seldom stays, out of jail for any length, of time before getting in toxicated and recommitted. Whether or not she will survive the blow caused by the death of her old friend and companion on many delightful trips is a question. , WILL BE NO DELAY Mr. Edwards Says New Water Will Surely Be Delivered on Time. BOARD OF TRADE’S LETTERS Finance Board Will Appoint a Date .for a Con ference. But three members were present at yes terday afternoon's meeting of the Finance Board. President Lembeck and Commis sioner Carnes were both absent. Com missioner Mullins presided. The following communication written by Joseph A. Dear, Chairman of the Board of Trade's Committee on Munici pal Affairs, to Mayor Hoos and referred by the Mayor to the Finance Board, was read:— “Jersey City, Sept. 19. 1901. “Hon. Edward Hoos, Mayor of Jersey City, City Hall, Jersey City:— “My Dear Sir—The conditions of the operations under the water contract with Mr. Flynn is arousing much anxiety on the part of our citizens, which was re fleeted in the action taken by tne jtsoarn of Trade at its last meeting. Under the direction of the Board 1 am instructed to respectfully ask that you will assist us in obtaining a conferenco between your self, the members of the Street and Water Board, and such members of the Board of Finance as may kindly attend, and the members of the Committee on Municipal Affairs of the Board of Trade. The ob ject of this conference is to obtain as far as possible an authoritative statement on the part of the city government of the exact condition of the water business. In view of the alarming reports that are floating around and the suspicion that seems to be growing, as to the ability of the contractor to fulfill his engagements, it would seem desirable that the facts in the case should be made known. ’‘While we desire to hold a conference at the earliest possible date, we still desire to consult the convenience of yourself and the Commissioners in the matter. “I have sent a copy of this letter to the President of the Board of Street and Wa ter Commissioners and the Board of Fi nance. "Yours very respectfully, "JOSEPH A. DEAR.” The letter addressed to Commissioner Midlige by Mr. Dear was also read. It was:— "Jersey City, Sept. 19, 1901. "Hon. William F. Midlige, Board of Fi nance, City Hall, Jersey City, N. J. "My Dear Sir—The Board of Trade has instructed me to request that a confer- i ence be held between the Mayor, the members of the Board of Finance and the * Board of Street and Water Commission- ; era with its Committee on Municipal Af- i fairs at an early date, to suit the con venience of the city officials. The object of this conference is fully eet forth in a letter addressed by me to His Honor, the Mayor, a copy of which is herewith en closed. “Yours very respectfully, “JOSEPH A. DEAR, “Chairman of Committee on Municipal Affairs, J. C. Board of Trade.” ‘Both communications were refer ed to the Committee of the Whole. A date for the proposed conference will be fixed to 6uit the convenience of the committee, the Mayor, the Street and. Water Board and Finance Board’s members. Mr. William D. Edwards who is counsel for Patrick J. Flynn, in commenting upon Mayor Hoos's letter on the water question and Mr. Joseph A. Dear’s communication on behalf of the Board of Trade said:— "I don’t see why the Mayor should be so insistent. The law which provided for the modification of the contract was passed early in March, but we could not get the city to take action upon it until July. We notified the city that we, were anxious to have the matter fixed before the monied men got away for the summer. We have only had until July to make our arrangements and during the time since , then we have been, unable to get at our ; men. They have now returned, however. and we expect to have tne raauer an ciustu up soon. The final papers will be passed on Monday and the work will then be pushed. “All work upon the new plant has not been suspended, but only such as can be easily resumed. Work upon the tunnel has been kept up night and day all the time and there is no doubt that we will be able to deliver the water at the expira tion of the East Jersey’s contract. TO EORROW MORE MONEY. Finance Board Order* Several Claims Paid. At yesterday’s meeting of the Finance Board the Committee on Finance was au thorized to borrow the sum of $300,000 in anticipation of the collection of taxes for 1900. This Is usually done at this time of the year. Bonds will be Issued to raise the money In such amounts and at such times as occasion may require. Warrants were ordered drawn to pay October inter est as follows:—General account, $36,796.25; general account to pay interest on assess ment bonds, $36,725; water account, $46,650. A warrant was ordered drawn on the City Treasurer in favor of that officer for $3,000, to transfer that amount from “liquor license” account to the credit of Public School No. 28, to be used to pay for excavation. Other warrants were or dered drawn as follows:—One on City Treasurer, account of Free Public Li brary for $2,156.25, to transfer said amount to October, 1901, interest to pay half in terest due on $225,000 Free Public Library bonds; one on City Treasurer in favor of Hugh Dugan, County Collector, for $100. 000, final payment of county taxes, 1900 and 1901; one on City Treasurer, account liquor licenee. for $943.25, to transfer to the Street and Water Commissioners to pay claims of Henry feyrne and Thomas Burns. The Board adjourned to meet next Wed nesday. matters of fact. Favonla Brand of Fine Early June Canned Peas, for sale at nearly all grocery stores, and wholesale at the X>. E. Wttry Co.'* HOBOKEN'S TICKET Democratic City Commit tee Files the Pe tition. Secretary John J. McHugh of the Ho boken City Democratic Committee filed with City Clerk John J. Haggerty this morning the following petitions of candi dates:—For Water Registrar, Richard Bach: for Councilman, First Ward, Rich ard Greten; Second Ward, George Tomp kins; Third Ward, Martin V. Cook; Fourth Ward, Andrew Hopper and Fifth Ward, Charles B. Darcy. Major Henry Lohmann, Jr., the present Water Registrar, announced last night that he would not oppose Bach for the nomination. No opposition is expected in the Councilmanic contests. It is understood that Philip Daab, Jr., who was an aspirant for the Assembly nomination fro4k the Tenth District has withdrawn in favor of Counselor Henry Hurley. Mr. Daab said this morning that although he was disappointed he would give hia hearty support to the entire Democratic ticket. When City Clerk John J. Haggerty was asked this morning what he thought of the candidates selected he said:—“The Democratic ticket is as strong as we could make it and it will win. With Mr. Hankering as our candidate for Mayor we are assured of the German vote. GERMANS BAGK DEMOCRACY The Executive Committee of the Ger man-American Citizens’ Verein and the German-American Democratic Citizens’ Clubs of Hoboken held a joint meeting in Odd Fellows Hall, that city, last night and agreed to bury all difference® and unite for the support of the Democratic ticket. This is the first time the German element has united in Hoboken in many years and 1 is another demonstration of the strength ; of the Democratic ticket. A mass meet ing of the clubs will be held at Odd Fel lows Hall next Wednesday evening. JOHN E. WESTLAKE NOMINATED Painters Name Him for Business Agent of the Building Trader Council The Hudson County District Council of Painters at its regular meeting last night i at Council Hall, No. 11 Hoboken avenue, unanimously nominated John E. Westlake ae the candidate of the craft for Businea® Agent of the Building Trade® Council. The election will be held at the first meet ing of the -Building Trades Council Ex ecutive Board in October. All local® of painters affiliated with the Hudson County District Council were in structed to vote at their first meeting in October for delegate® to the national con vention of the Brotherhood of Painter® and Decorators of America, which will be held at Detroit, Mich., this year. There wa® much satisfaction expressed over the announcement that the Brother hood of Painters had been admitted by the New York Board of Delegates. It was reported that State Organizer William E. Ward, Jr., would leave for Washington, D. C., today to attend to business pertaining to the Brotherhood. HURRY UP CANDIDATES This Is the Last Day to File AppK cations for the Democratic Primaries As only a few candidates for the nom inations at the Democratic primaries have filed their applications, and this is the last day fixed by law for so doing, Mr. P. H. Murphy, secretary of the County Committee, will sit until six P. M. today in the Surrogate’s office in the Court House to receive such applications. Surrogate Lillis, Messrs. Lewis and Bird sail, Boulevard Commissioners, and State Senator Hudspeth, all whom seek renom ination, were among the first t6 file their applications with the County Committee. It is expected that there will be no con tests for the Assembly nominations, but j several are looked for among the County Committeemen. DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION Reduced Rates to Trenton via j Pennsylvania Railroad. For the Democratic State Convention to ! be held at Trenton, October 1, the Penn sylvania Railroad Company will sell ex cursion tickets to Trenton from all sta tions on its line in the State of New Jer sey at rate of one fare for the round trip (minimum rate, twenty-five cents). Tick ets to be 6old and good going September 30 and October 1, and to retrun until Oc tober 2, inclusive. APPLICANTS DISAPPOINTED Judge Blair Did Not See to Ex amine Would Be Citizens. // The failure, of Judge Blair to conduct the examination of applicants for citizen ship was a cause for disappointment to a > number of willing-to-be-cltizens who had filed their petitions and presented them selves at the Court House yesterday. Friday was fixed by the court for these examinations a year ago atfer the | "News” had called attention to the fact that the Infrequent sitting of the ntural izatlon mill had resulted in over 1,000 in tending citizens being denied the oppor tunity of proving their eligibility. By reason of the summer vacation there have been no sessions of the naturalization, bureau recently and the failure of the court to sit yesterday caused no litttle an noyance. Today will be the last on which applica tions for naturalization can be filed with the County Clerk in time to enable the applicant to be examined and receive his • certificate before next fall's election. Under the law names of applicants must ' be posted in the city or town hall in which they live for two weeks. Those who have done this can be examined up to October 5. It is announced that Judge Blair will sit at the Court House next i Thursday and Friday for the purpose of | disposing of pending applications. Candidates for citizenship whose first j papers mature within the thirty day pro- ! hibitory period, or those who come of age during that period, can be examined up to two weeks before election. Any others who have neglected to file their applica tions cannot vote at the coming election. JOHN JjARRICK Death of Well Known Judge Occurs in Ridgefield This Morning. ALMOST FORTY YEARS PRACTICE He Was Appointed to the Bench Under Governor McClellan. Jtfdge John Garrick, one of the oldest and best known judges of this city, died at 3:30 o’clock this morning at the home of his brother-irv-law, Mr. Samuel G. H Wright in Ridgefield. Judge. Garrick has been suffering for the past two years from heart disease, and his death has been expected for some time. Inuring the past few months, however, he has fell better and since the fire in the Weldon Building, which compelled his firm, Gar rlctyste Ewald, to move into the Commer cial Trust Building, he was more than usually active in getting the firm’s affairs to rights. Ill health took him out of town often on short trips, and '*t was on one of these trips while visiting his brother-in law in Ridgefield that the end came. He leaves a wife and one son, Louis W. Garrick, a young lawyer, who has been admitted to the bar since his father’s illness, and is now with his father’s firm. Judgfe Garrick was among the oldest practicing counsellors. Jacob Weart and Washington IB. Williams are the only ones who take precedence. He was sixty years of age. He was admitted to the bar in 1S62 and he has had an unusually interest ing career. Thirty years ago he married Miss i^airj Wright, youngest daughter of General E. R. V. Wright, then Congressman from this district. He was made counsellor in 1S69, was Special Master and Examiner in Chancery and a Supreme Court Commis sioner. At the time he was admitted to the bar he was the only Irish Catholic lawyer in the city and was counsellor to the Bishop. About twenty years ago when the Dis trict Courts were first established he was appointed Judge of the First District Court, under Governor McClellan, 1S78-1881. In 1894, at the open primaries, Mr. Gar- ( rick ran for the nomination for Register on the Democratic ticket, against Mr. George B. Fielder. His practice was principally civil. He was prominen in the Coykendall case. He made his reputation on will cases, whi»2h he seldom lost. He was also an authority on real estate and was president of the Star Building and Loan Association, being the second president this association ha-s lost by death in six months, having suc ceeded Isaac Romaine. He was also coun sellor to the Monticello Building and Doan Association. Judge Garrick has been connected wit.i . the firm of Garrick & Ewald for the past seven years. He was a prominent mem ber of the Bar Association, which will hold a memorial meeting Tuesday next, j at 2 P. M. Arrangements for the funeral j have not yet been made, but it will orob- j ably be from his residence on Duncan | avenue. Mr. Garrick was born in England. He came to -this country as a boy and work ed his way. He studied law under Isaac j Scudder, at the same time teaching in St. j Peter’s College. He was at the time of j his death a member of St. Patrick’s : Church, Bramhall and Ocean avenues. CITY WILL PAY EXPENSES. Surviving Victims of Mod Dog to Be Sent to Pnstenr Institute. Mayor Hoos this morning sent a com munication to Dr. McGill, President of the Police Board, urging him to send to the Pasteur Institute, at the city's expense, ! seven year old Robert Kennedy, of No. o3 j Newark avenue, and ten year old Dora j Broderick, of No. 361 Second street, the j two known survivors of the five children ■ who were bitten by a mad dog on July 29. It will cost the city $300 to do this. The father of young Kennedy, John Ken nedy, and Mrs. Broderick, mother of the bitten girl Dora, called on Mayor Hoos yesterday afternoon and beggeh him to have their children sent to the Institute. Two others of the nve cnnaren omeu uy the dog died horrible deaths from hydro phobia. Seven year old Fred Egbert of No. 215 Mercer street, died in Pasteur's Institute in the middle of August.' Eight year old Robert Kazan, of No. 149 Morgan street, died on Thursday last in the City Hospital in terrible agony. A colored boy who was bitten has been lost track of. The Mayor declares that the city will not kick over *300 devoted to a purpose where the lives of two children are at stake. Commissioner Mullins, who was present when the Mayor said this, was only incensed over the fact that the re quest was so long delayed. LET THE FiSH BEWARE The Hudson City Fishing Clnh Is Going After Them Snnday. The Hudson City Fishing Club, which is composed of prominent devotees of piscatorial sports In the Heights section, met last night at Captain Otto’s hotel, (Newark avenue opposite Oakland, and ar ranged for a fishing trip to Hugenot, S. I., on Sunday next. A ^eam yacht has been secured and Captain Al. Heritage will be in command. Some of the other members of the club are:—Ex-Judge David W. Lawrence, Fred >Bietz, Captain August Otto, John Me Cutchen, ex-Fire Chief Jones of Bayonne, Constable Joe 'Locke, ex-Police Sergeant John Folk of New York, Sergeant-at Arms John Zeller of the Supreme Court, and Louis Kleewetter. Whether or not the expectation of a big catch is realized a big time is assured. The “Brain Fever Bird.” Familiar to most residents in India is a kind of cuckoo known as the “brain fever bird.” of which an example has just arrived at the Zoo. It has received this lengthy name on account of the fact that its cry, unlike the monotonous voice of its English relative, suggests the words, “Ain’t it (an adjective which we must not print) hot? I feel it. I feel it." The cry culminates in a shriek. The bird looks like a hawk, and if Aristotle, who thought that our common cuckoo was in the habit at times of changing into a hawk, had known the Indian Hierococ cyx, he would have been confirmed in his opinion.—London News. 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. ♦-♦ FOR THE MERCHANT FOR THE LAWYER FOR THE OFFICE FOR THE LODGE FOR THE CHURCH T---T TASTEFUL WORK PCK SERVICE PROMPT DELIVERY MODERATE PRICES ESTIMATES CIVEN When in need of Printing or Stationery in large or small lots, call, write or telephone to the office of . t « THE JERSEY CITY .. NEWS .. No. 251 Washington St. Tel. No. 271 KNOCKED OUT! Supreme Court Declares the Redistricting Law Void. LEGISLATURE SCORED Scathing Rebuke Given Re publicans by Justice Van Syckel. [Special to "The Jersey City New*.”] TRENTON, Sept. 21, TLU01.—'The Republi can Legislature of last winter came in for a scathing rebuke at the hands of the Supreme Court yesterday, in an opinion filed by Justice Van Syckel .setting aside as unconstitutional the redistricting act by which it was sought to gerrymander the cities of Elizabeth and Paterson, and incidentally any other cities whose wards wer not arranged according to the liking of the Republicans. The court characterizes the legislation unqualifiedly as pernicious and as a di rect effort on the*part of the legislature to circumvent the constitutional inhibition against local and special legislation and the regulation of municipal affairs by a commission. The act in question provided that upon a petition of not less than 100 voters of a city the governor might appoint, at his discretion, a commission of three, to di vide the city for which they are appoint ed into wards to contain as nearly as practicable an equal number of inhabit ants. The suit was up before Justices Van Syckel, Fort and Garretson on Monday on a writ of certiorari, in the suits of Gil hooly et als. v. The City of Elizabeth, and Hopper et als. v. The City of Pat erson. The attorneys who appeared before the court at that time were Lindabury, De pue & Faulks, for the prosecution, and Hon. John W. Griggs, Eugene Emley, William L. Lewis and Frank Bergen for the defendants. The court declared the law unconsti tutional and therefore, the suits brought under the law were thrown out. The syllabus read as follows:— “The act of March 21, 1901, which gives the Governor power, in his discretion, on the application of 100 voters, to appoint a commission to district or redistrict wards in the cities of this State is un constitutional and void. “1. It is an unlawful delegation of legislative power. “2. The act is local and special. “3. It authorizes the regulation of muni cipal affairs by a commission.’’ The opinion handed down by Justice Van Syckel, after referring to the title of the case, read as follows:— “The only question involved in these cases, which it is necessary to discuss, is whether an act approved March 21, 1901, is constitutional. “The first section of the act reads as follows :— “ ‘Uuon the petition of not less than 101 voters of any city the Governor may, in his discretion, appoint a committee of three residents and voters of such city, not more than two of whom shall oelong to the same political party, to divide the city for which they are appointed into wards, each ward to contain as nearly .13 practicable an equal number of inhabi tants and consistent of convenient and contiguous territory in a compact form, such division not to take place oftener than once in five years.' "The validity of this legislation is as sailed on the ground that it violates the clause of the State constitution, whien rests legislative power in a Senate and General Assembly, and also the clause which divides the powers of government into three' distinctive departments—the legislaiive, executive an<l judicial—and forbid- that any person belonging to or constituting one of tin departments sha'i exorcise any of the powers properly be longing to either of the others. “We deem it to be the e&.ahlished rule that the districting of a city into wards is a legislative act which cannot be dele gated. In re Ridgefield Park, 25 W. 2SJ; State v. Simons, 32 Minn. 540. “That the law commits to the Governo the determination of an important ques tion of public policy controlling the loc.il government of cities does not admit of controversy, as he is given an absolute and unlimited discretion, controlled by oo rule, to be exercised in accordance with , no facts to b« ascertained by him, and upon no principle or terms of expediency declared by the legislature.” The Justice used quotations from Dowling v. The Lancashire Insurance Company, 92 Wis. 63 to 74, and Field v. Clark, 143 W. S. 692, in support of his opinion, after adding “The Legislature established under the constitution has ex clusive power to enact the law.” While there is room for difference of opinion as to the effect of the enactment which gave rise to the controversy in the case, there is no departure from the principle announced in the cases before referred to, if we accept the construction of the act of Congress adopted by the Federal Court. Cases in our own courts are hostile to such legislation:—In re Ridgefield Park, supra; Mundy vs. Rahway, 14 W. 338; Township of Bernards vs. Allen, 32 W. 22S; Dexheimer vs. Orange, 31, W. 111. No support for like legislation can be found in Paul vs. Gloucester, 4 W. 585. That decision rested upon two grounds which are not present to support the act now challenged. First—That from the earliest times the sale of intoxicating liquors has been dealt with by legislation in an exceptional way, not different in substance and effect from that provided in that local option law. Second—The right of the Legislature to delegate the powers of local government to the political subdivision of the State. The act of 1901 is in own judg ment an attempt to delegate to the Gov ernor the powers which by the mandate of the Constitution must be exercised by itself. The enactment is also subject to other objections w'hich render it unconstitu tional:—' First—It Is inimical to that provision of the fundamental law which inhibits private, local or special legislation. The act by its title purports to apply to all the cities of the State, but no city can, by electing to do so, demand as a right the benefit of its provisions. All that any city can do is to file a petition, signed by one hundred voters. It is left wholly In the discretion of the Governor whether the petition shall be favored. It requires no argument to demonstrate that while the Legislature itself could not con fer upon one city, to the exclusion of others the power to rearrange its wards, this act, if validated, will provide a ready method by which the constitutional pro vision may be set at naught. Second—This act is a return to the regulation of municipal affairs by com missions, which called forth unusual con demnation throughout the State, and led to the provision of the present Consti tution prohibiting it. ir tne uovernor can legally exercise rue power committed to him in this case, then the Legislature, while impotent to act directly, may authorize the Governor, or the Secretary of State, or A. B., at its pleasure, to exercise his discretion, whether he will appoint for any city, or other municipality, a commission to asses? and collect taxes or to determine what local improvements shall be granted, or what ordinances passed; in fact, by this scheme the entire field of local govern ment could be occupied by a commission, to the exclusion of its self-government, and the barrier which the people believed they had securely erected against such pernicious legislation would be swept away. The act of 1901 is unconstitutional and void in our judgment, and the proceeding taken under it shall be eet aside, with coats. _ PAINTERS UNITE They Form a New and Powerful Sta-'e Federation. A most important and far reaching movement in its effect on the united build ing tradts is announcement that a State Federation of painters wil be organized as a subordinate body of the Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators of America. The locals attached to the District Coun cil of this county will be represented in the new organization, which by reason of the amalgamation- of the aBltimore and Lafayette faetionsTa year ago. will unite all the union painters of the State in one powerful body. DIED OF BON FIRE BURNS Teresa Simon died this morning at the City Hospital from the result of burns re ceived from a bonfire Thursday after noon. The child, who was “lx years o d and lived at No. 34 Greenvi’ie venue s cured several match s from her hous She went next door to a rear yard and lighted a bonfire. While playing abou the flames her dress became ignited and before her mother could stamp out the flames by wrapping a blanket about her body she tva--- frightfully burned. She also inhaled the flame. The suffering child was hurriedly removed to the City Hospital. but the doctors at once realized that there was no hope of her surviving her awful injuries. The body was taken in charge by the bro yn hearted parents. * German Jailed Because He Had Four on His List* Joseph Seigler, thirty-two years old, a German, was committed to the County Jail in default of 1500 bail by Justice Mur phy this morning to await examination on a charge of bigamy. Seigler is charged ; with having four wives. Hi3 arrest was made upon complaint of Mrs. Jennie Eckert, of No. 1,184 Summit avenue, who I claims to be wife No. 3. One of Seigler’s alleged wives lives in Newark, another in Paterson, and the fourth, a Miss Marguerite Zwoster, the eighteen-year-old niece of John Buchholz, a well known saloon keeper of Greenville, now resides in Elizabeth. Seigler eloped with Miss Zwoster two weeks ago. He was located in Elizabeth by Detective Frank Bennett of the Fifth Precinct yes terday and brought to. this city. Mrs. Eckert, the complainant in the case, says she was married to Seigler by Justice Fredericks of Union Hill in March last. Seigler says he has no knowledge of the marriage. He admits, however, that he stopped for several days at Mrs. Eck ert's home and one morning she told him that they had been married the previous night. Seigler says he had a good time on the night in question and he does not remember what happened. His other alleged wives have not been notified of his arreet, but it is expected that they will appear against him when he is arraigned for further examination next Wednesday. Seigler was employed at the time of his arrest as driver for the Rising Sun Brew ing Company of Elizabeth. Detective ■Bennett waited for him at the brewery until he returned on his wagon. Seigler tried to escape when he learned of Ben nett’s mission, but Bennett lost no time in subduing him. The former Miss Zwoster, now a brtda of two weeks, and fourth on Seigler's list of wives, was left alone in her apart ments in Elizabeth. She appeared sur prised when Detective Bennett told her that Seigler had three other wives. She said she would not return to Greenville for fear that her uncle would reprimand her. _ WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW' YORK. Sept. 21, 1901.—Forecast for the thirtv-six hours ending at eight P. M. Sunday:—Fair tonight and tomor row; variable winds. Hartnett's Tb«r-n-tuetrteal Renort Sept. 20. -Deg 3 P. M.59 S P. M. 68 9 P. M. 56 12 midnight .?6 sept. zi. 6 A. M. 9 A. M. 12 noon 64 67 DIED. SCHRODER—On Wednesday, September IS 1901, Minnie Schroder, aped sixty eight years, beloved wife of the late John E. Schroder. , Relatives and friends of the family are respectful’v invited to attend the funeral from her late residence. No. 386 Mon mouth street, on Sunday, September 2i-, at 1 P. M. FLAHERTY.—On Friday, September 20, 1901. Bernard, beloved husband of Ann Flaherty. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence. No. 648 Grove street, on Monday, September 23, at 9 A. M : thence to St. Lucy’s R. C. Church, where n hi eh mass of requiem will be ofTered for the happy repose of his soul. GARDNER—Suddenly, on Wednesday. September 18. 1901. Charles E.. husband of Martha J. Gardner, aged 68 years. Frier.(Is and relatives are respeotfullv invited to attend the funeral sendees on Sunday. September 22, at 1.30 P. M., from Second Presbvterian Church, Third street, near Erie street. HARKINS—In this city, on Thursday, September 19. 1901, Owen, the beloved husband of Catharine Harldns. aged 3! years. Relatives and friends of the family, alsc Division No. 1. laborers’ TTnion. Jersey Cl tv. are respectfully invited to attend the cpreral fren his late residence. No. 890 Tnhnstoc avenue, on Mondav. Septem ber "2 »t S'80 11.: th.-oce to Ml Sa'nts’ cm ,- b whpre a hivh ma=s will be offered ‘ r happy repose of his soul. t . f.**.. ni, Friday, Perd'm 1901, Mabel A Moore, aged 2! b. F-t-i'yas apd fHoufB- ar. 'u’: 1 I to at tend the funeral send- s at the restdenci of her psre-ts. No 66 Boyd venue, o« Sunday, September 22, at 2 P. M. ROTERT.—Tn this city, on, Thursday, September 19, 1901. Sophia T. B., wif« of Henry W. Rotert and daughter ol Eliza M. and the late William Kaese meyer, aged 23 years. Relatives and friends of the family art invited to attend the funeral on Sunday September 22. at 2 P. M.. at her late reel deuce, /No. 68 Essex street. temper : ce,/No.