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ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. VOlT XIII-NO."3814 " ~~ FRIGE ONE CENT ~~ DEMOCRACY’S STEWARDSHIP What the Party of the People Has Done For Jersey City in Four Years .of Municipal Control. WATER DEPARTMENT ECONONY Less Money Spent Annually by $60,000 Than Under Republican Administra % tion—The East Jersey Burden. 1 - - ./ • MUNICIPAL BONDS PAID OFF Debt of AU Classes Reduced, Schools and Libra ry Built, Police, Fire Systems Extend ed and Tax Rate Reduced. The Democratic party, in rendering an account of its stewardship cannot, wiutin the limits of a short statement, do much more than direct attention to those mat ters of major nportance which have tended to magnify the standard of the city among her sister municipalities, by causing the reader to take a retrospec tive glance and compel the conclusion that the party, through its agents, has been faithful to its trust; that its faith fulness has been supplemented by an in telligence quick to appreciate and even to anticipate the needs of the city and a forcefulness sufficient to supply those needs. BOARD OF STREET AND WATER COMMISSIONERS. STREETS. On May 1st, 1897, there were 200 miles of streets in Jersey City, since which time we have added 1% miles, making a total of 201% miles at the present time. This as a result of new streets opened or old ones extended. On May 1st, 1897, there were 83.3 miles of wholly paved streets. Since which time there have been added 21.87 miles, making a total at present time of 105.67 miles. This addition in the mileage of paved streets during a Democratic ad ministration would build a paved and flagged roadway from Jersey City to Perth Amboy. On May 1st, 1897, there were 9.7 miles of partially paved streets, to which we have added 8.99 miles—or the equivalent of a road from Jersey City to Ruther ford—making a total at present of 18.6P miles. The aggregate of streets wnouy pav<u and partially improved during the pres ent Democratic administration is 321<s miles, which means that there has been opened up to the publio, for traffic, streets which were heretofore dirt roads, and which, if placed in continuous line, would reach from New Brunswick to the Jer sey City Perry and then cross the river and connect with Cortlandt street, New York On May 1st, 1897, we had a total of 106.6 miles of unpaved streets, but this ha6 been since reduced by improvement st, that now there exists only 77.37 miles of unpaved streets; a less number of unpaved streets than exist in any city in the State. STREETS—RECONSTRUCTED. Entirely distinct from the record above quoted and in addition to it we have, dur ing this same limited period, wholly re constructed and restored over 8.05 miles of streets to a condition better than they were originally. This means the equiva lent of a strip 50 feet wide and reaching from Jersey City ferry to the outskirts of Newark has been wholly repaved, and no assessment or other tax has been levied therefor. SEWERS-NEW WORK. Since May isl, mot - added 19.63 miles of new sewers. This may be better comprehended when you understand that If these sewers were run In a straight line they would extend from Jersey city to Patereon, and have almost enough left over to drain that city; and in. addition we have also, during the same .period, reconstructed upwards of 4 miles of sewers, or the equivalent of aeubstan tial sewer reaching from Jersey City ferry to the Bayonne line, for which mere has been no assessment or tax levle“ The record oP reconstruction work on Streets anu sewers, large though it is. republican administration. . *74.839.41 £lalm?,...„ .. 194.656.86 Payrolls.. .t. g 303.31 Contracts . ’ Total . *343,719.58 r) .. *94,041.78 Contracts .••••••. ■ ■ Total..0.......mm* . a ISBa- *.r3.131.98 L Contracts .... B Total. . WBAm-4* would have shown even greater results but for the fact that upon assuming cor trol we found the license money fund ob ligated to the extent of more than tniity thousand dollars beyond its resources. PARKS. On May 1, Wi, there was improved and available for the uses of the public but eight (8) acres of property devoted tfl park purposes. And these parks were all situ ated in the lower section of the city. It is true that several small pieces of prop erty had been purchased with a view of eventually converting them into parks, but when we assumed control these pieces were yet lying dormant. We not only substantially bettered the original holdings, but have improved ail of the sites referred to *ld have added thereto an appreciable acreage, convert ing one section, heretofore notorious for , its condition of squalor, into a compara tive oasis, so that today we control about 22 acres of improved park properfy, dis tributed throughout every local division of our city. A record indicating an almost three-fold increase in a period of four years. WATER DEPARTMENT. The Water Department was, when we assumed control, and had been for many years previous, in an unsatisfactory financial condition. It was so when we assumed charge, and the condition has only been accentuated because of the obligation imposed on us by the terms of a temporary water contract, entered into by our predecessors, and in the making of which we had no voice. The previous administration, by entering into this con tract, not only increased the liabilities of the city, but they also left us as a legacy unpaid bills for water furnished during their enigma, amounting to $152,867.69, on which we had also to pay interest. To urther cripple us they, in the last month if their administration, caused the issu ing of requisitions on the water account o an enormous and even criminal extent r-r supplies of all kinds and descriptions, for supplies that were staple and for sup ilies for which no use could be found cany of them being for quantities far In xcess of the requirements of the city. .md for goods that must deteriorate ana become useiess long before the require r ent for their use might exist, and, in connection with a legacy of other claims and overdue payrolls, to the tune of *115, 678.23 we had to foot those bills. The apparent balance in the treasurv of the Water Department amounted to $2,126.37 when we assumed control, but it was a working balance only, and when w« had cancelled the obligations tnus forced upon us there existed an actual deficiency ? over *266,000. A business concern, iorc steing a large additional liability, would ha^e endeavored to provide a remedial ofTset by curtailing expenses and provid ing a greater income. Instead of this, they recklessly increased the liabilities as already shown, and then attempted to ease their consciences and lull the public by making such an unequal and unfair raise in the rates that we were compelled to anticipate a probable appeal to the courts and cause a readjustment. About one-half of the Entire cost of run ning the Water Department is represented by the sums annually paid to the East Jersey Water Company for water fur nished the city. The people use this ' water, and the price to be pajid for it was fixed by our predecessors; in other words, i they not only obligated ue to buy water | from the East Jersey Water company,* our ; they fixed the price we would have to ! pay, so that tne responsibility for that | Item of expenditure Is entirely removed ■ from the Democratic administration. | For the four years that we have been i in control, the expenses of the Water De partment have been uniformly lese than they were under the Republican rule and in proof of this let us go to the records DEMOCRATIC ADMINISTRATION. ‘ 1S97. ! Claims . .‘...-$41,587.89 Payrolls .*•• 3??*;?M2 Contracts .... 40,613,68 Total . .8202,856.81 1898. 4 Claims. ....'J44.9W.30 Payrolls . 108.a6.07 Contracts ...,.. 30,001.11 Total .. .,.,.....$162,669.48 ^ ^ 1899. 11J^“ 1896. Claims . $46,671.11 Payrolls .. 139.Me.46 Contracts . 81,902.43 Total . $268,220.00 1900. Claims ...... 141.849.61 Payrolls ... Contracts .. 27,504.51 Total ...1101,211.10 By reason of the dispensing with Belle ville as a Pumping Station, and the grad ual reduction of the force there employed, a credit of about 130,000 per annum should be allowed to and deducted from showing for years 1893 to 1896, Inclusive, but as an offset, the payrolls and claims of 1898 to 1900 have charged In them the new and necessary expense of Inspecting New Water Works, aggregating about *15,000 per annum, and when this has been done there yet remains a very substantial bal ance in favor of the Democrat!^ adminis tration. PAID TO EAST JERSEY WATER COMPANY. 1R97 . .$504,310.15 JSi . .. 3I2.62S.10 ...... 397,360.80 , 1900 —!!!!!."!.'!!!.."!.I... 411,446.50-special interest, $15,174.65 .. ....—.. .— The records tell the story, for all other charges against the water department be ing annually less than they were under our predecessors, any increase in deficien cy must be chargeable to a Republican administration and its East Jersey ally. On assuming charge the conditions stag gered us. We devoted much thought to the matter, and not a little time was lost in endeavoring to produce corrective which would correct. We established a supervisorship over the department; we introduced a rigid collection of arrearages; we institued economies in other branches of the ser vice; we adopted measures to reduce, and we have reduced the daily consump tion of water; we revolutionized the finan cial department but we have NOT. raised the rates, and we are now able to give assurances that in its financial branch the Water Department has, under our direction, and for the first time in many years, assumed a thorough busi ness-like and understandable condition, while in its constructive branch, modern business methods have been introduced and are producing results which if con tinued will undoubtedly make the de partment a producer of revenue to the city, rather than a drain on its re sout ces. FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. The present Democratic administration has given to the people of this city a home for its Free Public Library, which for Its completeness and beauty is un equalled by any building of Its kind in the State. Its management is a source of pride to all, and has merited the approval of the officials of sister States. Unlike similar institutions in richer ard larger cities it was bought and is being paid for and supported by the people of this city. POLICE DEPARTMENT. One of the most exacting tests In the excellence of a municipal administration lies in the measures of that protection which conserves the persons and property of its residents. The almost complete absence of serious crime from Jersey City bespeaks the favor of its citizens for the Democratic ad ministration, Which conducts the affairs of the Police Department in such a man ner as to hold in check the criminal classes and keep the rank and file of the department free from those scandals that are the shame of large cities. FIRE DEPARTMENT. Under the able management of the Democratic Boards of Fire Commissioners the capacity of the department for pro tecting our citizens and their property from destruction by fire, has been con stantly augmented to keep pace with our rapid growth in building, improvement and population. New firehouses, new apparatus, the best quality 6t hose and supplies, and the ex cellent personnel of the members of the department, guarantee Increased safely to the people from loss by fire and should receive in return that expression of confidence which such an administra tion merits. PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Our pubilc school system has often been referred as one of the chief bulwarks of onr form of government. In municipali ties its nearness to perfection lies in a great measure in the absence of politics from the administration of its affairs and the extension of the civil service in i.s several branches. The public schools in this city have been managed under the Democratic administration solely in the interest of those entitled to the advan tages of the system. Appointments to positions and promotions in the teaching department have been made only on the basis of ability and for, merit. Salaries have been increased where inadequate for the service performed and made com mensurate with the duties and responsi bilities imposed. It was tne uemociauc — that first gave fitting recognition to the claim of the teachers to receive proper value for their services and provided the means of carrying out the terms of the statute enacted with that object in view. The policy of the school administration under Democratic auspices has been based ! on the belief that there Is no economy In cheapening the personnel and methods of this department at the expense of the pu pils. We Insist that in so far a3 the city can afford It the best teachers and meth ods even at Increased cost are in the end | most economical. It .Is the duty of every municipality to provide in so far as its resources will permit sufficient accommo dations for every child of a school age. How much has befrn accomplished in this direction by a Democratic adminis tration can be seen at a glance from the following list of new schools, &c., erected by the present government. LIST OF SCHOOLS ERECTED. seating Class irr.»capacaRooi no h"::::::::::: 66:om S» m! ■ no: is.::::::::::::: 53:«oo ' “o a-. No. 20 (extension) 84.000 500 Si No. 20 (new) 182,000 1,£8> 28 . . 66.000 606 10 , So:«:ooo boo s < Totals .5615,000 6,860 101 NEW SCHOOLS NOW IN COURSE OF CONSTRUCTION. Seating Class M1-.cAcwa& »—& SS: Si::::::::::::- ss No. 13, enlarged. 8,000 250 6 These buildings are examples of the most Improved methods In school con struction. The latest and most perfect System of approved heating and ventilat ing apparatus -have been installed, and pvery device secured to.lpcreaaer "the edu cational opportunities afforded the chil dren. and; at the same jime to conserve fa the highest measure Tthelr health. . i The . average cost per pupil for new, . schooUacedming^Mlons In other cities isfl upwards of 5200—in this city an examina tion of the above list Wilt show the aver age per pupil to be 5100- "' A; : In addition, steps are being taken to secure a new school in place of old'-,No. 2, and the condition of the other schools shows how welLthe repair monies hove been spent in their maintenance and hot • ... y, .. • v' • ■ terment. FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT. That charges made by our opponents, as to the financial condition of the city, would seem more like the utterances of a conscienceless stump-speaker than the platform of a “dignified” party—a party which would seem to prefer that the financial honor and credit of tils city be sacrificed rather than that its candidates should fail of election. The charges are so easily susceptible of refutation that we but have to go to the records and would submit far inspec tion of the public a financial transcript from the books of the Comptroller. The following figures are taken from the city books:— STATE SCHOOL FfT'tfD. Received by State School Jersey City Tax paid by from the the City to Year. State. State. 1896- 1897.... *249,233.74 *233.022.37 1897- 1898 . 255,838.74 242,732.27 1898- 1899 . 261,895.57 247,858.68 1899- 1900. 258,829,03 243,843.78 1900- 1901. 241,626.01 236,230.24 Total . .*1,265,423.69 *1,293,767.34 The State, in five years, has paid to the , city *61,715.75 more than has been paid by the city to the State. These figures in clude all transactions between the State and city in the matter of our school finances. It will be seen that during the present year, Jersey City pays to the State over five thousand dollars more than the city receives from the State. During the past four years the Legislature has in creased the salaries of the teachers in Jersey City, so that the comparison Is as follows:— Teachers’, salaries, 1900-1991 _ *393,274 Teachers’ salaries, 1896-1897 .... 321,774 *73,500 This increase Is the effect of legislation, and will continue, under the aot of 1900 until It reaches about $150,000. The act is mandatory and the city is without discre tion in the premises. There has never been a dollar received by Jersey City from the-State, collected directly or indirectly, from th^ taxation of railroad, canal or any other kind of franchises. The moneys received from the taxation of railroad and canal property have been as follows:— 1896-1897 . $223,543.14 189T-IS98 . - X17.711.16 1898- 1699 . - 341,232.54 1899- 190(1 . 343,231.72 1900- 1901 . 170,000.00 'For the year 1900-1901, there la a balance of about $175,000 due from the State to the city. The increase in the years subsequent to 1896-1897 come* from tire taxation, for city uses, of real properly outside of the main stem of the railroads and waterway of the 'Horris Canal. The act giving thi~» was passed in 1S97, and before the incom ing of the present administration a large portion of this Increase was irrevocably dedicated to the salaries of the Fire De partment. These salaries, which in 1896-7 amounted to $135,550, this year amount to $198,700, an annual increase of $63,150. It will be seen that the additional mon ies received from the State fall, in the present year, over $16,000 short of meeting the additional expenses commanded by legislation. The bonded water debt of Jersey City stands as follows:— Dec. 1, 3897, debt.... $5,136,000.00 Sinking fund. 434,095.35 Net debt . $4,701,904.65 Dec. 1. 1900, debt.... $5,136,000.00 Sinking fund ........ 620,404.48 Net debt. $4,515,595.52 Decrease in net debt $186,309.13 (Signed) ROBERT S. JORDAN. City Comptroller. It will be seen by the foregoing that not only has the debt of the city noi been increased but that it has actually been decreased under the present admin istration. To the lover of good government, to the home-maker, to the bread winner who de sires the city’s welfare, does not this rec ord appeal? We present it as a record unparalleled in the history of the city. It cannot be controverted^ for the several works are of themselves speaking witnesses. So much for what has been done to improve the city in a material sense; but we would remind the reader that in the doing of a work of such magnitude, work re quiring the expenditure of millions of dol lars, work taking such a diversity of form and subject to the critical inspec tion of thousands of interested citizens apd like thousands of willing critics, though there were occasional official dif ferences of opinion as to the methods to be employed in the accomplishment of certain ends, not a breath of scandal has attached. We believe that in itself this is an ad vancement and improvemeht of quite as much value to the city as the actual do ing of the work. Jersey City has been made a better city to live in not only for one’s self, but for one's children, better for the many things which have been added in a material way, better for the elevating of the standard of official intelligence and integ rity. The present we have with us, and it is an open book for your Inspection. We stand by the record. Our candidates stand by it, and we solicit your support for the perpetuation of this new era. The several candidates nominated by the Democratic party are well known men of unblemished reputation and recognized capacity. i The Democratic candidate for Governor, 1 Honorable James M. Seymour of Newark. f is a man who by his industry and hones ty has raised himself to the highest prom inence in the commercial life of this State and the counsels of his party.. For many years'be has had in his employ thou sands", of workingmen, and the best evi dence of his sympathy with the cause of labor is afforded by the fact that in all this time he has never had a strike nor any controversy of any kind with ills met; or with any labor organization- In the strongly Republican city of Newark he has been elected Mayor for three succes * strongest proof that among those who know him best, his friends and neighbors, ho enjoys the fullest confidence of the Iieople, irrespective of party. His election means the rescuing of the Stale from the dominence of the corrupt Republican ring by which it has been so long misgoverned. The Democratic candidate for State Senator, Honorable Robert S. Hudspetb, has filled acceptably one term in,, the Senate and as Judge of our County Court has commanded the respect and esteem of this entire community. The Democratic candidate for Surrogate Honorable James T. Lillis, is now com pleting his first term In that office with which he was for many years connected in a clerical capacity. He is an honest, competent, unassuming public,'oaicer. Xu the large and constantly growing volume of business which passes annually through his hands there has never arisen any occasion for criticism against nis in tegrity, fidelity and capacity. The Democratic candidate for Mayor, Honorable George T. Smith, has sprung from the ranks of labor to a high and responsible station In a great commercial enterprise. He has never before sought public office. If he is elected his high character is the best guarantee that he wili carry out his pledges to give this city an honest, efficient, progressive and economical administration. The Democratic candidate for Street and Water Commissioner, Honorable Rob ert G. Smith, is a man who has gained for himself a warm place in the hearts of the people. At the breaking out of our war with Spain he threw up a lu crative position in New York and as Colonel in the Fourth Regiment of Jer sey City placed his services at the dis posal of the government. He organized his regiment on a war basis and was sent with it to Sea Girt to await orders for the front. While the regiment did not take active part in the hostilities his willing ness to serve his country attested his patriotism and courage. The Democratic candidate for President of the Board of Aldermen. Honorable P. Anthony Brock, served two terms in the Legislature with great distinction. He is a representative German-American citi zen and will make in every respect a sat isfactory official. In the absence of the Mayor, the President of the Board of Al dermen takes his place, and is ex-officio a member of the Board of Finance. So that the importance and responsibility of this office cannot be over-estimated. The Democratic candidates for Boule vard Commissioners, for Aldermen and for members of Assembly are each and all of them representative men, who, when elected may be safely relied upon to perform their full duties. The Democratic party, therefore, confi dently appeals to you as a voter, inter ested in the cause of good government, to give your vote . and support to the candidates whom it has nominated. BIGAMIST AND DESERTER Two Wives and the Army Are After Pelham. ’ r- • Frank Bunnell Pelham, who has 'been living in a furnished room house at No. 333 Ninth avenue. New York City, for some weeks, was arrested there last even ing by William Hamilton, a United States detective, on a charge of deserting from the United States Hospital Corps. Ham ilton represented United States Marshal J., R. Wood. The prisoner was turned over to Central Office Detective Judge of New ^Tork City and Detective Wiiliam Prescott of Chief Murphy’s staff to an swer a charge of bigamy preferred by his second wife, whose name before she married Pelham was Clarisse K. Esca laute, the widow of Daniel A. Escalaute, who was secretary to the Mexican Con sul in New York City at the time of his death. She says she married Pelham in this city, over a year ago at the Park Reformed Church. Pelham, she says, was then married to a woman whose ntaiden name was Catherine Monfort, living in Cold Springs, N. Y. The two women are joint complainants. The man is now in the Tombs, New York City, awaiting ex tradition to this city, where he will be tried on the complaint of his second wife. Mrs. Pelham No. 2, formerly Mrs. Esca laute, appeared before Police Justice Hoos in the First Criminal Court on Monday and told of her marriage to Pelham, his unbearable abuse of her for several months, his desertion and her search for him. A warrant was issued. It was in her search for Pelham that she learned that he was married before she met him and that he had a, wife living in Cold Springs. Mrs. Pelham No. 2 communi cated with Mrs. Pelham No. 1, and to gether they went in search of their hus band. They learned that he had deserted the Army-Hospital Corps and finally they located him in the house where he was Washington were informed and United States Marshal J. K. Wood was given the case. He in turn handed it over to Ham- j ilton, who went to arrest Pelham. While the United States authorities were work ing on the desertion case the police of New York and this city were working on the bigamy charge, and Hamilton found Detectives Prescott and Judge in front of the man’s home, awaiting Pelham’s ap pearance. Hamilton arrested Pelham, but later turned him over to the New York police, who, in turn, turned him over to the police of this city. Mrs. Pelham No. 2 says her husband has proposed marriage to several women, j Pelham says he was discharged from the Hospital Corps. He accuses his sis ter of trumping up the desertion charge. Extradition proceedings hive been be gun. • THE FOURTH’S BANQUET The annual dinner to the regimental rifle team of the Fourth Regiment wag held last evening in the Carteret Club. There were about forty of the commis sioned officers present. The guests were:—General Bird W. Spencer. General p. F. Wanser, Lieutenant A. La Rue Christie, Lieutenant J. 3. Toffey and Marmaduke Tilden, Jr. BOULEVARD RUNAWAY A team of horses drawing a wagon owned by Henry Meyer, a market gar dener of No. 630 Garfield avenue, ran away yesterday afternoon on the Boule vard, new McAdoo avenue, Gihenville. The runaways were stopped at Prince ton avenue by John Holmes of the firm of Holmes & Cogan. i' WORDS OF CREER Mayor Hoos Compliments the Finance Board on Its Work for the Schools. COMPTROLLER JORDAN REPOSTS Reduction of the City Debt and Growth of the Sink ing Funda » ,_ THE CITY’S SPLENDID SOLYENCY Figures of 1897 and 1901 Shows the Advantages of Democratic Adminis tration. Mayor H003 this morning sent the fol lowing communication to the Finance Board :— Oct. 24, 1991. To the Honorable Board of Finance:— Gentlemen—1 am glad to note that at the last meeting of your Honorable Boar! you have taken some action in the mat ter of furnishing better school accommo dations. The purchase of the building known as the “Flemming Building,” I heartily ap prove of from a business standpoint. We are now paying $900 per year for the old Jersey City Club house at the corner of Grand and Greene streets, on which building we have received notice from the owner we will not be given a better lease than from month to month hereafter. I have made a personal inspection of this as well as the “Flemming Building” and find that the one we are now using is sadly in need of repair. It is not a proper building to be used for public school purposes. It will accommodate but 280 children and is by no-means com fortable for them. The Flemming Build ing which you have purchased for $15,000 is a magnificent structure facing the parks, with light on all four sides. It is in splendid condition and will com fortably accommodate 600 children, or 320 more than the building we are now rent ing. I consider it a handsome and profit able investment for any business man to make, and when I find the city getting •such a bargain I hasten to give it my official sanction. I am sure ihe city could not erect a_ building that would suit eo well for a sum far in excess of that paid. The interest on the amount invest ed at a per cent, would be $750 per year, as against'$900 per year rent which we are now paying for a much smaller and in every way inferior building, with all the risk and uncertainty of placing the city at the mercy of a landlord. four resolutions pointing toward a new school in the Third ward it affords me great pleasure to sign, and I again call your attention to the urgent demand for a new school in this section of our city. The residents of the Third ward cannot and will not tolerate further delay. Noth ing can afford me greater pleasure than to sanction any action -on the part of your honorable Board that will result in the speedy erection of a school in the Third ward. Very respectfully, EDWARD HOOS, Mayor, CITY FINANCE Comptroller Jordan Reports to the Board Details of the City’s Status. Comptroller Robert S. Jordan, this morning, sent to the Board of Finance the following letter, in reply to a request from that Board for information:— Jersey City, N. J., October 23, 1901. To the Honorable Board of Finance:— Gentlemen—In accordance with your res olution of October 16, 1901, requesting this office to furnish a statement of the city’s bonded and floating debt, including water debt, and also the amount of property and the amount of new construction paid for by the city for parks, schools, fire and police departments, covering the years of 1897, 1898, 1899 and 1900, I beg to report as follows:— NET BONDED DEBT AND SINKING FUNDS, DECEMBER 1, 1897. General Bonds .88,873,243 70 Assessment Bonds.. 4,218,000 00 Temporary Doan_ Bonds . 829,389 52 Water Bonds . 5,136,000 00 Six Year Improve ment Certificates, Daws of 1S95. 710,0S4 13 One Year Improve ment Certificates.. 34,000 00 Six Year Improve ment Certificates, LaW3 °f 18M. 5'664-- 319.506.381 56 Less Sinking Funds:— General Sinking Funds .*2,001,606 10 Water Sinking Funds . 434.095 35 - *2,435,701 45 Net debt.*17.070,680 11 NET BONDED DEBT AND SINKING ; FUNDS, DECEMBER 1, 1898. General Bonds.*2,J25,iSK nn Water Bonds . 5.136,000 00 Assessment Bonds.. 4,218,000 00 . Six Year Improve ment Certificates. „ „ Laws of 1895 . 796,196 87 Temporary Loan Bonds . -430,662 91 One Year Improve ment Certificates.. 9,000 00 Six Year Improve ment Certificates, Laws fit 1894....... 4,214 21 <• —-*19,737,062 St Less Sinking Funds:— General Sinking Funds .*2,257,i51 03 Water Sinking Funds .. 489,042 61 - *2,746,793 64 Net debt .......*16,990,259 17 VATTEltS of FACT. pavonla Brand ot Fine Early June Canned Peaa, for sale at nearly all good grocery atorea, and wholesale at the D. E. Cleary Oo.’i store*. ' ' • (From tlj Newark "Evening Nows" of yesterday.) Many . f Mayor Seymour's friends dn Newark make no secret of their convic tion that the Mayor is receiving little as sistance from the local Democratic or ganisation, and charges of deliberate treachery are freply made. The party ma chine is accused of purposely selecting weak candidates for Assembly. Council and Board of Education. It is charged with encouraging factional fights in wards and of stirring up strife rather than promoting harmony. The registra tion of voters, it is asserted, has been ne glected. and it is even intimated tnat Democrats have been lulled into security by the promises of district captains to see that they are registered by affidavit, which promises have been conveniently forgotten. zinere 19 not a little surtace evidence to support tirese-wHesations. U is impos sible to reconcile the local candidates with the pledges made on behalf of the County Committee that the tickets should be made up of the very best ma terial in the party. If the Democratic party of Newark has nothing better to offer for the suffrages of the voters than a majority of the candidates whom it ha» named for local offices, it should file a petition in voluntary bankruptcy. In the Fifth ward, one of the only two wards in this city which gave a majority for Bryan last fall, and in some respects the surest Democratic ward in Newark, no ward candidates have as yet been nominated because of a factional quar rel _which seems to be irreconcilable. It is claimed that the County Committee could settle the difficulty in ten minutes if it was particularly anxious to do so. and that it apparently making no effort tr secure harmony is cited as proof of Us .difference or Worse. The charge that district captains have purposely misled voters into neglecting personal registration is even more serious than the others. How much truth there is in it is problematical, but that it has attained wide currency is certain. If elec tion day shall find an army of Dbm®r crats disfranchised because of their reli ance upon the promises of district cap tains, some of the present leaders will need to hunt for cover. NET BONDED DEBT AND SINKING FUNDS, DECEMBER 1, 1899. General Binds .$8,271,072 69 Water Bonds .5,136,000 00 Six Year Improve ment Certificates, Laws of 1895. S76.460 84 Assessment Bonds.. 4,218,000 00 Temporary Loan Bonds .. 535,970 75 One Year Improve ment Certificates.. 4,500 00 Six Year Improve ment Certificates, Laws of 1894 . 4,214 21 -$19,046,713 49 Less Sinking Funds:— General Sinking Funds .$2,20S,181 54 Water Sinking Funds . 553,847 SI - $2,762,029 3S Net debt .$16.2S4.6S9 14 NET BONDED DEBT AND SINKING FUNDS. DECEMBER 1, 1900. General Bonds .$8,237,777 57 Water Bonds .5,136,000 00 Assessment Bonds.. 4,21S,000 00 Six Year Improve ment Certificates, Laws of 1895 . 903,456 29 Temporary Loan Bonds . 698,376 16 One Year Improve ment Certificates.. 8,500 00 Six Year Improve ment Certificates, Laws of 1894 . 3.083 85 -$19,2®,193 87 Less Sinking Funds:— General Sinking Funds .$2,408,520 78 Water Sinking Funds . 620.404 48 - $3,028,925 26 Net debt .*16,233,26$ 61 The operation of the City Treasury since December 1. 1897, to and including Decem ber 1. 1900. has brought about a reduction of the net debt, as follows:— December 1, 1897. total debt, less Sinking Funds.*17,070,680 11 December 1, -1900, total debt, less Sinking Funds. 16)236,063 61 Net debt reduced. *834,616 50 The following sums were disbursed for new construction since December 1. 1S97:— For school purposes. *692,463 36 For park purposes. 128.744 08 For Fire Department purposes 39,490 70 For Police Department pur poses . 42,500 00 *903,198 14 This statement Is made up from the official returns of this office for the years mentioned, the fiscal year ending Novem ber 30 of each year. Respectfully submitted, R. S. JORDAN, City Comptroller. THE BARKER APPEAL The exceptions taken by counsel for Thomas G. Barker at his recent trial for assaulting the Rev. John Keller of Ar lington, have been filed by Lawyers Van Winkle and Walt with the Clerk of the Supreme Court at Trenton, and the case will probably be argued at the latter part of the present term of court or early in the net term. In the event of the dismissal of the apt peal for a new trial preparations are under way to appeal to the Court of Par dons for the release of the would-be as sassin, who Is noW serving the five years term to which he was sentenced. ST. PATRICK’S CLUB SASOXER The annual smoker of St. Patrick’s Catholic Club took place last evening In the clubhouse on Grand street. There were about fifty members present. All were supplied with pipes and sufficient tobacco to last pll the evening. Refresh ments in the form of pie and cider were served. The Rev. Father Carroll joined the members in the evening's pleasure. Messrs. Frank J. Bradv, Andrew Kern and James Gourley were the committee I in charge. Plans will soon be arranged ; for the annual parish reception, n- * Fbedonshorir. Fredensborg-is the largest of the King of Denmark's palaces, says the London "Chronicle.” it has an imposing exte rior, .and is surrounded by wonderful ave nues of limes, but Is extremely simple In Its Interior arrangements. The bedrooms are small, and furnished In the plainest style, and there are hardly any dressing rooms nor wardrobes. A very wonderful view may be had from the palace roof, which is made entirely of copper. This metal Is much used In Copenhagen; some of the steeples have copper steps by which they can be ascended. Rosenborg has a handsomer tnterior than Fredensborg. and is fulf of beautiful artistic objects, including (It is said) the finest Venetian glass in the world. C. 0. PJPATHY Republican Voters So Dis gusted With Their Party That They Did Not Register. WORKERS’ HARO SWEARING i _ Affidavits Suffice to Get Men on the Lists, But Who Will Drag Them to the Polls ? — The utter apathy of the Jersey City Republicans, born of disgust with their ticket and indifference as to the outcome of the election, is aptly illustrated by the figures--or registration by afftdarvte flled with the County Election Board this morning. Despite the tremendous personal regis tration in the other wards of the city, the Eighth and Ninth—the banner Re publican wards — show a surprising shrinkage which the Republican ward workers have only been able to make up by registering by affidavit known Repub licans, who refused to register in person. In fact, in these two wards over one quarter of the entire registration is by < affidavit. That those Republicans who refused ta go ta their respective places of registra tion for the purpose of having their names placed on the list will take the trouble to go to the polls to vote on elec tion day is not believed. The figures indicate the utter indifference of the in telligent Republicans of the city as ta the outcome of the, election. In striking contrast is the personal reg istration in the Democratic wards. While in some of the election districts of the Ninth and Tenth wards over 200 Republi cans have been registered by affidavit, and in many others the total nearly reaches that number, in not a single elec tion district of any Democratic ward does the total number of persons registered by affidavit reach the 100 mark. The figures of affidavit registratioi themselves Illustrate the apathy of tin Republicans most conclusively. Of the to tal of 4.592 names on the registry list ir. the Eighth ward 1.1S9 have been placed there by Republican workers by affidavit, while in the strongly Republican Ninth ward 923 of the 3,880 names have been en rolled by affidavit. The total numher of persons registered by affidavit In Jersey City this fall is 0.417 as against the highest total of 5,754 which was recorded three years ago. The Second district of the Eighth ward presents perhaps the most striking illus tration of the indifference of Republicans as to the outcome of the election. In this district 229 names were enrolled while in the Seventh district of the Ninth ward 209 names were registered in this manner. The Fourth district of the Eighth ward comes next with 196 names enrolled by affidavit. The other election districts—nearly ail of them Republican—having over 160 regis tered by affidavit are:— Fourth Ward—Second district, 125. Sixth Ward—First district, 121; Fourth district, 145. Seventh Ward—Third district, 131. Eighth Ward—Third district, 161; Fourth district, 196; Fifth district, 126; Eighth dis trict. 128. Ninth War—Second district, 12S; Fifth district, 159; Seventh district, 209. Tenth Ward—Second district, 110; Fifth district, 114; Sixth district. 111. Twelfth Ward—Third district, 13>J Eighth district. ITS; Tenth district, 113. It will be noticed that with the excep tion of one district in the Fourth Ward not a single lower Jersey City ward, where the Democratic ticket get* its majority, has anything above the normal number of • affidavit registrations. Tha same is true of the Democratic Eleventh ward of the Height*. The figures of registration have spread consternation among the Republican workers who ee in it the certain defeat of its candidates in Jersey City on elec tion day. Although the law distinctly states that all the returns of registration must b« filed with the County Election Board tho day after the last day of registration, up to noon today the figures of eight election districts of the county were still missing. Three of these were in Jersey City, two in Hoboken and three in Bayenne. The missing Jersey City districts were the Eighth of the Tenth ward. First of the Third and First of the Second. In Hobo ken the Third of the Fourth ward and the Fifth of the Third ward. PRINCETON-IAFAYETTE FOOTBALL Special Train via P. R. R. Saturday October 26. On account of the Princeton-Lafayeitc football game, to be played at Princeton Saturday. October 26, the Pennsylvania Railroad Company will run a special train on the following schedule:— New York. .West Twenty-third street. 12:25 P. M.; New York. Desbrossee and Cortland streets, 12:30 P. M.; Jersey City, 12:44 P. M.: Newark. 12:58 P. M.; Eliza beth, 1:08 P. M.; New Brunswick, 1:32 P. M.; Princeton, arrive 2:05 P. M. Returning leave Princeton thirty min utes after close of game. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 1901—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Friday:—Fair and colder tonight: fair tomorrow: winds northwest. Hartnett’* Therm metrical Report Oct. Si. ueg. 3 P. M. 71 6 P. M.7« t) P. .\1. 68 12 Midnight .62 uet. zi. uKg. 6 A. M.6J I 9 A. M. 55 12 Nooii.a DIED STOVEKEN—On Tuesday. October 22, 1901, ChaVles,'beloved husband of Mary Stovek*1'ii. aged eighty-nine years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend-the funeral on Friday, Ootyb r 23, from his lute residence. No. 216 Old Bergen Road, thence to St. Paul's R. C. Church, where a solemn high mass will be offered for the happy repose o£ hia soul