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leraei} SB**#* PUBLISHED EVERY AFTEKjS'OON —>BY— THE CITY PUBLISHING COMa, ANY OFFICE So. 251 Washixotos StejcaT. the news building Telephone Cell, jertey City. tit NEW YORK OFFICE. No. 241 Broadway. i&agS*l32&- tore, dollar per year. "jSSKumme post oCQoa at Jersey City « aecoud l!i‘l && eOT,mun.oat1oa,abou.d^»ddre,«d (e tUe Ctrl Pcblishiv'j CompaXt, an H lie atom to the Managing Editor _ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1902. Urt paper is Democratic in principle •rtri ta independent in its views on all loca qvestoins. Thm Trolley Transfer Agitation. Mr. William H. Speer has done a public Service In settling once for all the non sensical discussion about transfers from the lines of one to the other of the local trolley companies. It may be a pity, but it is unquestionably the law that each of these companies conducts business upon Its own account and that it can no more be made carry the passengers of the other than can the Pennsylvania be made carry those of the Erie. All persons who stop to think before talking have known this; but the element who talk before thinking have been making as much disturbance a« if there were some possibility of ac complishing what they wish. The new proposition to appeal to the Legislature is Just as futile as any other method of compulsion. The Legislature has no power to coerce the companies into coming to an agreement, and still less to compel either one to carry pas sengers free because they have" paid a fare to the other company. If anything is ever to be accomplished In this direction, it must be by fair means and not by those of compulsion. There is really only one question in It from the natural point of view of the traction managers:—Is there any profit in It? If they can be shown that they will increase travel by granting transfers, that they will build up population and thus increase the patronage of their lines, then they will do it, and do It In a hurry. Except on this basis it is very doubtful If they will do it at all. The City’s Development. Once again, yesterday, announcement was made of extensive new Industries coming to Jersey City. At the instance of Mr. E. F. C. Young, the American Type Founders* Company has bought land In Lafayette, and It will at once erect buildings and Install jnachlnery for an extenalve plant. The size of the oper ations contemplated may be guessed from the fact tht fifty-two lots have been se cured. This will not only add to the taxable values in that part of the city, but It will also bring In a considerable increase In population. Labor of all sorts will be employed in It from superintendents down to young girls at a couple of dollars a week, several hundred in all, It is said. This, naturally, means more houses, more ■tores, more business of every sort. The organization of the New Jersey Fire Alarm Company brings more capital and presumably more business to Jersey City; but the extent of the benefit Vs still uncertain as it is doubtful whether or net they intend to locate any factory here. But everything counts. Jersey City is on the ascending wave. "Brooklyn and New ark had better look out. Mayor Fagan Fully Aniwarad. In his speech at the Board of Trade dinner last Thursday evening. Mayor Fagan m|de a virulent attack upon the Board of Street and Water Commission er*. He said it was not intended to be partisan, but its pretence of impartiality was too transparent to impose upon any body not anxious to be imposed upon. Well, Mr. Fagan had hie say, and, within the week he is completely answered. His criticism is shown to be not only unfair but even absurd. Yesterday. “The News” printed the report of the Committee of the Whole of the Street and Water Board upon Water Department finances, supple mented by Mr. George T. Bouton’s state ment of the exact condition of -the water fund and lta prospects in the near future. To say that these documents refute Mr. Fagan's charges and insinuations would be altogether too weak. The fact is they simply pulverise him. For the purpose of showing how com pletely the new Mayor is discredited in this encounter, we reprint on our front page, in parallel columns, what he had to say last Thursday and what the Board and Mr, Boutpn had to say yesterday, ft would be mere waste of space to ex plain the matter any further. The intelli gent reader can see the point for himself. We merely wish to ada here that the *800,000 of annual incumbrance Is not of Democratic manufacture. One part of It, the debt incumbrance dates back to the t*fa of Republican rule by Legislative commission in this city. The other in cumbrance, the annual tribute to the East Jersey Water Company, is a legacy of the Street and Water Board which con sisted of five Republicans and in which Captain Hooker and leader John E. Mc Arthur wera shining lights. In a word it out of our *806,000 annual water iheome. $793,000 is spent annually at this very day to pay for the wanton ex • travagance or worse of bygone Hepu1.1 can officials. Hr. Record Is Vtry Well. Mr. George L. Record returned to town from his trip to Chicago In good health He is quite able to be about and to draw both of his salaries. He did not resign either his position as Corporation Counsel nor that of Counsel to the State Riparian Commissioner* So. far as Is known, Mayor Pagan did not ask for any explanations regarding his raising the ante in an attempt to bribe a Bayonne Councilman in a water contract deal. Prosecutor Erwin has not yet laid the matter before the Grand Jury. Mr. Record is a Republican. A* to Some Rniaor* of “Bi«*ttafw ilea.” A local weekly paper has given undue importance to the gossip which has been in circulation the last few days about Johnny Gorman ahd one or two other dis satisfied Democrats who have, it is said, been threatening to set their faces against the Democratic organization in this coun ty. It is all nonsense. Everyone knows that It was the organization which gave strength to Gorman and not Gorman to the organization. If he gets out he will never be missed; indeed things will go much better without him. For many a long year he has been a load, to carry His name has kept many a good man aloof from the party. If he stays, let us hope he will go away back and sit dow*n. If he goes, let us hope the G. O. P. will receive him with oper- arms and make him prominent in its activities. It would be no harm if he would^ take with him the whole gang of leeches and parasites who are only in the organization for selfish reasons of the lowest character. What the party wants is new blood of the clean, healthy, hon est kind In the heart of the organization. There is plenty of good Democracy in Hudson. There are scores of young and middle aged and old men—men of all classes—who are eager to come to the front for the party and who have only been hindered from doing so in the past because Gorman and his like have been crowding the passageways. AMUSEMENTS, % Bijoa Theatre. “Monte Cristo" and James O’Neill, or rather James O'Neill and “Monte Cristo, are playing to record breaking business at the Bijou Theatre, and it is evident that there Is a strong demand on tne part of Jersey City theatregoers to see this finely equipped romantic actor Rid his masterpiece. Frederic De Belleville, Miss Selene Johnson, James O’Neill, Jr., and the other members of the strong cast, have been warmly welcomed. Llebler & Company's great scenic production of the play is the most massively staged piece ever seen in Jersey City, and the scenic effects and electrical devices lend it a peculiar Interest. Llebler & Company’s great production of “The Christian.’’ with Mr. Edward Morgan as John Storm, will be seen at the Bijou Theatre nest week, following Mr. James O'Neill in the splendid produc tion of “Monte Cristo.’’ Mr. Morgan is assisted by Miss Elsie Leslie as Glory Quayle, and the same notable company that has just closed an engagement in the piece at the Academy of Music in New Tork. The production is identically the same. Mr. Morgan was the original John Storm in the Knickerbocker Thea tre production of “The Christian, and won such favor as the sincere but some what fanatical priest, that Llebler & Company determined to star him in the piece. This judgment was seconded by Hall Caine, author of the book and the play, who made the statement that Mr. Morgan was the ideal John Storm. The sale of seats for this engagement is now in progress, and the indications are that it will be one of the most largely attend ed plays of the season. AuitBj of Mnslo. "Dangers of. Paris,” which is the at traction next week at the Academy of Music, is one of the few successful melo dramas of the season; it is by E. Hill Mitchelson and Charles H. Longdon, au thors of one of the surest money-makers on tour at present, "Man’s Enemy. ' H is now in its sixth year in England, and is still prosperous, one of the longest runs on record. Seldom has a better acting company been seen than the one engas ed for this production, and the scenic ef fects are acknowledged to be the acme of perfection. The second scene of the first act rivals in beauty the famous gar den scene in "Hearts are Trumps/’ It is a veritable fairyland of multi-colored lights, flowers and gorgeous costumes, and forms a small entertainment in it self. Another beautiful and weird scene IS the interior of a glass factory showing the dazzlng heat of the furnaces In full blast. , „ . Special Lincoln’s Birthday and Satur day matinees. _ Victor!* Thfatre. In presenting their latest creation in minstrelsy, Messrs. Primrose & Dock stader have in *ov; for the public many new surprises and novel features, also a complete new scenic and lighting equip ment, equal to and surpassing some of the greatest romantic production*, with which to give to the public the only fltsc claes and meritorious minstrel enterta'tu ment in the world. Primrose & Dock stader and their company of minstrel ar tists will be the attraction at Victoria Theatre. 'New York City, commencing February 10. They have, by their pa*t, proven to theatregoers that mtnetrelay is a Choice form of entertainment and H equal, and in some respects superior, to the legitimate drama of today, a# its pure and wholesome comedy, it* vocal excel lence and Its varied entertaining special ties go to make up an entertainment, which can be attended by young and old. never at any time going beyond the pure and wholesome. The scenic and lighting effects are said to be ahead of anything ever before attempted in this line, the costumes are new and up to date, the olio contains many now and unique novelties, among which are Claudius & Corbin, ban Joists; Zeno, Carl & Zeno, acrobats, who are the acknowledged leaders In their line; Lew Dockstader in a new and or iginal act; George Primrose in an origi nal and most effective act, entitled "The Sunny. Sunny South,” which has been a pronounced success from the start, con taining all the latest scenic and lighting effects known to the stage, evolving a series of beautiful pictures of the South; OUie Young tc Brother, marvelous hoop rollers. ' f DETWILLER S BONNE One of the most brilliant successes of the season was the reception, or house warming, given last night night by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence J. Detwlller, of No. 15 Danforth avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Detwiller were married a year ago last September. Mrs. Detwlller was Miss Schott of Balti more. agd Mr. Detwlller Is the son of Mr. J, J. Detwlller, one of Greenville's lead ing citizens. The bride and Bridegroom resided at St. Andrews's Hotel, New York, pending the completion of their present residence, gift from the bride groom's father. The house was complet ed last fall and arrangements were made to hold a housewarming early In the win ter. This was held last night, about three hundred guests being present. The house was effectively decorated with ptflms, carnations, roses, tissue pa per and electric lights. Though the color scheme was principally green and red, the reception room where Mr. and Mrs. Det wilier, assisted by Mrs. Detwiller’s mother, received was In pink. Mrs. Det wlller wore a lace robe over while silk and carried pink roses and Illy of the val ley. and Mrs. Schott wore a gown of black satin and point lacet and carried violets. A stringed orchestra from behind a fence of palms irf the hall rendered sweet music. Supper was served by Maresl. Probably the prettiest room was the li brary. Here all the woodwork is of Flemish oak. which lent an effective background for red carnations, palms in red papered jardlnieres.not to mention the e’ec-rical effect of red globed lights. The lnglenook was draped oft with portieres of wild smilax, the huge fire place was filled with palms and red carnations banked the mantel. Here and there throughout the house a bronze figure holding electric light peeped fropi behind banks of flowers or burnt through a bower of palms. Among those present were:—Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Detwlller, the Mieses Detw.Uer, Mrs. L. Owen of Orange: Mrs. A. B. Fletcher of Baltimore, Mr. and Mr*. ■Henry, Mr. and Mrs. Dockwood, Messrs. Lockwood, the Misbt* l.-oek'Wood, Mr. and Mr.:. Simpson, Miss Simpson. Dr. and Mrs. I/.mebumer, Mr. and Mrs. Bouton, Mr, Harold (Bouton, Mr. and Mrs. B. Stratford, Mr. Ernest Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Whitney. Mr. and Mrs. Gallop, Mr. and Mrs. Bust, Mr. and Mrs. Bartelman., Mrs. Madge Winfield, Mrs. DeWltt Hal ion, Mr. and Mre. G. T. Werts, Misses Wert», Mr. end Mrs. H. 8. DlK.iandahl. Mrs. Emily Macks, Messrs. Gennert, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Holmes, Mr. Jardlne, Mr. Thomas Jardine, Miss Nellie Jardlne, Mr. and Mrs. George Judson, Miss A. Louise Twist, Mr. Henry Bartlett, Miss Hattie Bartlett, Miss Mamie Hartaes, Mr. Hary Harmes, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hussel, the Misses Hassel, Mr. and- Mrs. G. A. Lembeek, Mr. Otto Lenrbeck, Mr. and Mre. William Armstrong, the Misses ■ Armstrong, Mr. Alexander Armstrong, j Mrs. Thomas Carey, the Misses Carey, j Mr. and Mrs; R. C. Fenton, Mr. and Mr*. ! Saybolt, Mr. and Mra. Stratford, Mr. and, , Mrs. James A. Hassel, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jaehne, Senator and Mrs. Robert Hudspeth, Mrs. Hudspeth-Benson, Mr. end Mrs. James Williams, Mias Anna Dickinson of Greenville, Mt. and Mrs. J. Sidney Adams, Mr. Mahlon Apgar, Messrs. Adrianee, Miss Adriance, Mr. ; Philip Brett, Mr. and Mrs. George R. Beach, Mias McBride, Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard Bumsted, Dr. and Mrs. Horace Bowen, Miss Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Utz, Mr. and Mrs. Cubberly, Dr. and Mrs. P. B. Craig, Mt. and Mrs. Robert Careyi the- Mioses Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. A. X. Drayton, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Evarts, Mr. and Mrs. Edlow Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Holmes, Miss Holmes, ; Mr. Harold Holmes, Mr. Clarence Harmsted, Mrs. Elizabeth McLaughlin, Dr. and Mrs. George McLaughlin, Mr. Edward McLaughlin, Mr. and Mrs. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. John Headden, third, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. HulShlzer, Miss Hamilton, Miss Claire Hoe, Dr. and Mrs. P. J. Koonz, the Misses Koonz, Dr. Harold Xoonz, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Niese, Miss l Nlese, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Negus, Mr. j Leon Manton, Mr. Wesley Negus. Mr. ' Clarence Newkirk. Mr. and Mrs. George F. Perkins. Mr. and Mrs. John Rowland, I Mr. Harry L. Scott, Misses Scott, Misses Shaffer, Mr, and Mrs. W. H. Speer, Jr., , Mr. and Mr*. Arthur Soper, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. William Toffey, the Misses Toffey, Mr. Arthur Stratford, Dr, and Mrs. Wallace Pyle, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Martin, Messrs. William and Robert Post, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Perry. MIbs Perry, Mr. and Mrs. C. ■ C. Stlmets, Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt M. Bill- I lngs, Mr. and Mrs. P. V. R. Schenck, Mr. and Mrs. Livingston Gifford, the Misses Toffey, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. C. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Klersted, Mr, and Mtb. E. F. C. Young, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Young, the Misses Wiiklngsm. Mr. and»Mrs. George Wilkinson, Mr. ahd Mrs. G. H. Bowly, Dr. and Mrs. G. 8. Ben nltt, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Fielder, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Babcock, Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Bennett RAMBLERS STUDY PETRARCH Delightfully Entertained Yesterday By Hill Ho-dine. The Rambler Club was entertained at its regular fortnightly meeting yesterday afterneon by Miss Mattie Nordine, of No. S4 Madison avenue. The first part of the afternoon’s programme was devoted to study. Miss Margaret Wood read a paper on Petrarch, and Miss Myers, president of the club, read some of his sonnets. Miss Myers also gave a talk on Boecaclo, which she Illustrated with read ings from his works. An open discussion followed, after which there was a general social. Miss Gertrude Coe, of Boston, who has a fine contralto voice, sang selections' ! from "Faust," and Miss Louise Twist, the i sweet soprano, sang "My Rosary” charm- 1 j ingly. Refreshments were served from a | table prettily decorated In pink. Among those present were:—Miss A. B. ] Myers. Miss Mattie Nordine, Miss Pearl ; Brooke. Miss 8. Evelyn Foster, Miss | May Forman. Miss Hattte Hartnett, Miss Margaret Page, Miss Mary Sutherland, Miss Mclntire, Mies Wood, Miss Nellie Holbrook, Miss Alice Mitchell, Miss Gertrude Coe. Miss Louise Twist, Miss A. Btgortey. After Dinner To assist digestion, relieve dlstrese after eating or drinking too Heartily, to prevent constipation, take Hood’s Pills BoM every*!****- *«•*». i. Chicago Society lady, in a utter to Mrs. Pinhham aa}»: “Data Mu. Pmkbam:—Of all the grateful daughter* to whom you hate fires health sad life, none are more fled than I.' ' * »My home sad my life wa* hapyy - --— HUS BOTHOC DELANO. vatil illness earns upon me three rear* ego. I first noticed it by being Irreg ular and haring rosy painful gad ■canty menstruation*, gradually my general health failed,} I could not en joy my meals ; 1 became languid and nervous, with griping pains frequently In the groins. “ I advised with our family phys ician who prescribed without any im provement. One day he said,—' .try Lydia Plnkbam’s Remedies.* I did, thank tfod; the neat month I Was better, and it gradually built mn up until in four months 1 was cured. This is nearly a year ago and I have not had a pain or ache since.Bokni* Dbla.ho, 3341 Indiana Are., Chicago, Hi.—$6000 farfilt If «fc>M tttilmtntol to set ftnuint- ■ Trustworthy proof is abundant that Lydia E. Plnkhasa’s Vegetable Compound saves thousands of young women from dangers resulting from erganle irregularity, suppression or retention ef the menses, ovarian or womb troubles. Befuae substitute* DR.flENNITT’S ANNIVERSARY Ladies of Grace Church Cele brate the Fifteenth Year of His Rectorate. The Women's Guild ot Grace P. E. Church (Van Vorst). Erie and Second streets, gave a parish supper last even ing for the purpose of commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of the rector ate of the Hev. George S. Bennltt. The supper was served In the parish hall on Erie street, and exactly one hundred and twenty members of the church enjoyed the delicious menu that was served to them by the ladle®. Dr. Bemnitt presided. After supper addresses were made by Rector Bennltt, who spoke of the happy hours he has spent among his congrega tion and how, through their great assist ance, the church Had prospered so won derfully since the first day he assumed' charge of the parish fifteen years ago. He lauded the different guilds connected with the church and praised them for the rapid growth, which had been re markable in the last few years especially. The rector bestowed a good deal of praise upon "the Sunday school, and told how prosperous It had been. He said that at present there were sixteen families still members of the church who were there when he took charge. That the number of communicants at that time numbered eighty, and that at the present day the congregation consisted of five hundred and sixty-five members. The parish, he stated, was In an excel lent financial condition, and in fact bet ter than It had ever been before. The parish Is noted for It* active work, Its peace and harmony, and during his fifteen years as their rector, he said he could not recall any disagreements. Mr. John G. Crawford, ot.Christ Hospi tal, spoke of the good work the Hev. Mr. Bennitt had done for that Institution, which Will long be remembered, and also of his far reaching popularity, which showed Itself in his election for five suc cessive terms as a delegate to the Na tional Convention of the Protestant Epis copal Churches. Speeches were also made by James G. Hasklngs, Colonel Charles Boltwood, the Rev. S. M. Rice, a former pastor of the church; the Rev. Mr. Silllman, who Is an assistant to, Dr.' ’ Bennltt; Mr. W. W. Smith, Mr. A. J. Christensen, Mr. Benja min Alllngswbrth, George fi. White and J. W, Simmons, who all spoke Words of praise of the Rev. Mr. Bennltt's Work and his untiring seal. . The ladies In charge of the suppeT were; Mrs. j.Q. Hasklngs, Mrs. Colonel C. Bolt wood, Mrs. M. E. Tripp, Mrs. A. Apple ton, Mrs. Charles King, Mrs. d. S. Ben nitt, Mrs McLean, Mrs. H. Sprlngstead and Mrs. Vtelloau. ODD VOLUMES MEET Germdn Astronomers Studied at Mrs. Bowen's Yes day. The Odd Volumes were entertained yes terday afternoon by Mis* Bowen, at their regular fortnightly meeting. Miss Bold en was assisted by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Horace Bowen, at whose house, Boule vard and Sip avenue, the meeting: was held. Notwithstanding the cold weather Mrs. Cecelia Gaines Holland come* all the way from her home at Cold bpring, N. T., to preelde. As Mrs. George W. Case was HI, iter paper had to be omitted, and Miss Katha rine Speirs's paper Was read by Mrs. John A. Walker, as Miss Spelt- also was unable to be present. However, as Jdlse Spelt s paper dealt With four influential Germane, Encke, Medlar, Blsehoff and Liebig, the club had almost enough, food for thought and discussion. Miss Spell- gave a short biography ct each of her four subjects in turn, with their Influence upon modern, civilisation. Encke had discovered the comet which took his name, Madler was also afi as tronomer oi fame. He believed In the ex istence of a central sun. Bisehoft, lit** Bpelr said, caflie nearer to twr own time, lsOl-lSM. and she gave a concise account of his life. Liebig, she. celled an epecn Ol fils Lie* *v making chetnlat. the pioneer _of science. Through him many namee had been add ed to science and he had discovered chloroform. He Wag , the prince of tfeaeh ■ .. ' ‘' Mies Doremu*. who wrote up the .our >nt events, was unable « be present, id Mrs, E. Y Dunn read her paper on rent and general ... musical aiM Refre * " “ elusion events as well as literary event*. MUCH CRY ft Mr. Abernethylpv^‘Auditor” Sends the Finance *, Board & Long . , Beport. PUBLIC SCHOOL7 REPAIRS Property Owners Threaten to Sue If High School Nui sance Continues. ' The Board of Finance held a meeting yesterday afternoon In the City Hall. Forrest A. Heath, Mr. Abernethy’s audi tor, submitted this report:— Hon. Hugii H. Abemethy, chairman of the Committee on Concurrent Resolu tions, Board of Finance, Jersey City:— Sirs—In accordance with your instruc tions, I beg to report that I have investi gated the claims put into my hands for audit, the same having come from the Street and Water Commissioners, certi fied and vouched for by that Board, to receive the concurrence or non-concur rence of the Board of Finance, as pro vided by law. Without going outside the limited area covered by these few claims, the result of my work may be summarised as fol lows:— Business methods and principles have not been employed In letting the work and purchasing the supplies Involved. There has been no careful checking of bills; requisitions have been handled in a careless and indifferent manner, and there has been no sharp supervision of accounts. Excessive moneys have been paid for supplies, explained by the Water Commissioners aB "only fair, because the city Is poor pay and compels Its creditors to wait long periods for their money.” Supplies have been bought that the city has not needed- There has been falsifi cation of the pay rolls. At the pumping station at High Service sixteen men have been regularly employed where ten could have done the work. A man who did oc casional work for the Water Department during the summer and fall has accom plished the eerie feat of signing his name to an affidavit thirteen days after his death. In the case of each of the appointed claims, to which I have attached memor anda, the claimant has made affidavit to the validity of the accounts and the fair ness of the prices chaTged; the "O. K.” of a foreman, superintendent or head of a branch of the Water Department Is written down—with one exception, and the correctness of the claim is certified to by the members of the committee' of the Board of Street end Water Commis sioners to which it was- referred. Respectfully, FORREST HEATH, Auditor. February 4, 190!. The communication was ordered filed and not spread upon the minutes as is customary in such matters. When asked why this was done one of the Commis sioners stated that Mr. Heath, was never appointed auditor by the'Board. Hr. Heath also submitted this list of claims which he bad rejected because of defects which he had discovered in them. Claim No. 90-Claim of E. W. Conlon. for excavating on Summit avenue for water pipe, November and December. 1901, 1,422 feet at 25 cents per lineal foot, 5353.50. Contractor Conlon Informed me that he had completed his work faithfully. He showed me a copy of the order received from Commissioner Hein tie. It called for an excavation 4 feet and 6 inches deep and 2 feel wide (3 feet S Inches at the bells), the replacing of the earth and the carting away of the superfluous dirt. The Water Department was to relay the paving blocks, said Mr. Conlon. His at tention was called to the fact that a big ridge of dirt marked the place of excava tion for seven blocks; that for two blocks dirt was still piled on the sidewalk where rain washed It under the feet of pedestri ans; that sidewalk flagstones had been displaced In two Instances sufficiently to make walking inconvenient at all times and dangerous at night, involving ltabil ltv for damages: that paving blocks were piled on the sidewalk In some cases and strewn over vacant ground In others, and that this condition was causing a loss every day to the business houses on that side of the street. •Mr. Conlon disclaimed all responsibility. He averred that he had done hie work ar.d had removed the dirt, and that If thero was dirt there now the Water De partment had carted It there. Asked to elucv’hte this last statement, he wou'd pry nothing more than that employe* of the Water Department were kept busy one way cr snot her. Business men having places a'.ong the line of this work, from North street to Paterson avenue, on Summit avenue, na'd there had been three meetings at which resolutions had been adopted and sent to the Water Department praying relief from this condition, but that no attention had been given to them. The contractor had been appealed to' without avail, they said. In 'laying these sections of pipe, they said, the employes of the Water De partment had broken between six and nine 12-feet pipes through carsless hand Hng. These l*-tach 12-feet sections cost from 228 to 139 each. _ Claim No. 249—Claim of A. E. Nolan for stationery supplies furnished in De cember, 219.25. Of the first two items-slx dheep-cov ered memo, books. 12.50, and throe seal memo, books 16*. indexed, 24.16—I am informed by stationers that the former sell at from nve cents to 25 cents each, and the latter 10 cent# to 40 cents each; or, a# given to the total claim, from 39 cents to ft.50 and from *0 cents to 21.20, respectively, as compared with *3.80 and *4,75 I mad* no comparison to the ease of the other three items. Claim No. 240-Claim of Theo. Norris for service# as plumber, setting meters. (No vember, 1901; five days at *8.80 per day; ilf.60. I have been unable to locate thjs man. :lerk Bouton of the Board of Street and Veter Commissioners informed me that Corris had proved to be a poor workman ind had been ordered discharged. During the week of November 26 30 the flaimant it credited with having set four neter#—one and ofto-auarters’ days’ work. Mr. Entwlatle, Who O. Kd. this claim, old me Norris had worked for the city inly on* week Norris hod sold his claim aj. broker whose nam* Mr. Emwtetl* not know. Neither did tbs tatter SJi^try Tor Horseshoeing, Wayne street 1901, ll«.3Qt This charge is for the shoeing of seven horses, whereas the Water Department has but nvc horses at the Wayne street stables—14. The 94 Is an expense that belorgs to the Street Department. Beginning with this year, I was In formed by Mr. Matthews who D.Ktl. this claiir., the work Is to b j performed with a proper division between the two de partments or accounts. Claim No. 195—Claim ,<f Thos M skel'for j services reading meters, December, 1901, 375. MIskell was never appointed bv reso lution of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners,' and Commissioner Heintze said the claimant was told each month to do the work. If this work is | necessary Mlskell’s name belongs on the payroll. Claim No. 252— Claim of J. H. Brinkman, for repairs to truck and wagon at pipe yard, November, 1901, 169.15. At the pipe yard the Water Department has a truck and a smaller wagon. These | two vehicles were repaired In July and August. 1901, by the same claimant, at the cost to the city of 1119.71; September, 187.60; October, *186.90. This claim. No. 252, Is for November, and I am informed that another claim w«s presented to the Water Department on December 3 for another rejuvenation of these two con veyances at a charge of 387.50. I spoke to Commissioner Heintze about this claim. No. 262. He agreed that 369.15 was a good deal to apend on these two wagons and that It would have been bet ter to buy new ones. Claim No. MS—Claim of Jersey City Supply Co., for various supplies, meter department, 310.72. This bill Is dated December 16. The man who O. K.’d It, George Siebert, told me he had received the articles enum erated. Explaining the necessity for them, he stated that the two dozen Em pire meter readings were to take the place of old ones which frequently broke or got out of order. Referring to the use Of Empire meters, he informed me that not one had gotten out of order since the department began putting them in. The two dozen readings, he said, replying to the question, "Were these delivered to you on the tenth?" had been received on December 10. Asked to verify this, he said he remembered It. His attention be ing called to the fact that the marginal dates were In June instead of December, he said the "6,’’ which indicated the month, must be a mistake. At the office of the Jersey City Supply Company the manager, informed me that the bill had been correctly made out for June. Asked why It had not been turned In before December 16, he replied that the city- owed the company about eight een thousand dollars, that he kept watch of the funds the Water Department had on hand and when there was money available he put in a bill. Over a score of this company's claims were turned in for current work, between June and the end of the year. 1901. and ordered paid. Under date Of 6-16 (June 16). in th s claim. No. 646, appears the Item "1 14 inch Stillson wrench, 32." In July the city paid a claim of the Jersey City Sup ply Company, which contained the item "June 24, 1 14-lnch Stillson wrench, 31.69." Claim No. 52, claim of P. Farrell, for ser vices plumber, setting meters, 19 days, at 3350 per day, 366.59. P. Farrell died on November 20, the result of an illness beginning November 16. With two Sun days occurring before this in November, there were left 13 days that Farrell might have worked. The Water Commissioners who certified to the correctness of this bill said they knew nothing about the matter. The foreman who O. K.’d the bill, James Entwisle. told me the claim ant had worked every day up to the 16th, Saturday, when he had been taken sick, that he had worked “over hours" on many days, and had been allowed ex tra days work for it, which he said was customary. Later Mr. Entwisle said that he had allowed FarreH time up to Mon day (which was the 18th). because he bad been taken elck while at work for the city. . ; Mr, Entwisle admitted that he had signed Farrell's name to the affidavit ac companying this claim. One one of the triplicate*? Mr. Entwisle's name appears under Farrell’s oir the affidavit. The time cards of the meter department show that Farrell in November set twelve meters Curing the week M 12—16. Farrell there fore worked four days, three meters per day being the number that an ordinarily good workman can set. Farrell’s widow informed me that her husband had worked for the city at odd times during July. September, October and November. Mr. Entwieie always had advanced the small amount Farrell had eom’ng to him on the first and fifteenth of each month, she said, os an accommo dation to her husband, and Mr. Entwisle waited, until the department paid him. Investigation among paid claims filed In the office of the Board of Finance showed; that Farrell had made affldav t in Juiy and signed hie own name to a claim, numbered 37, for 328 for eight days work. In September, No. 84 was paid on a claim made out in Farrell’s name with the affidavit signed in t'he handwriting of another than Farrelj, for 24 days' work. In September 384 was paid on days’ work. I suggested to the foreman In the case of this claim. No. 52, that If his desire had been to assist the widow I would head a Subscription list for her benefit providing he would put down the same amount. He 4*oilrted. I beg to add that It would be an act of more than Justice to make it possible for Mre. Farrell to secure immediately the amount due her. The rejected claims were referred back to the Street and Water Board for recti fication. The Board concurred in the resolution of tne Street and Water Board award ing the contract for lighting the city with arc lamps to the United Electric Company at ?99 per light per year. The resolution also included a charge of forty cents per foot for outrlgging and appar atus. There are nom in use in the city 1,373 arc llrhtB. According to this year's appropriation for street lighting, which is 3145.900, there can only be used 11.000 lights, but the Board decided to arrange matters so that the city will get the ex tra 273 lights and will provide (or the payment for the same in next year's bud ^ The resolution of the Board of Educa tion asking for |4,200 for building new to - lets in the High School, was laid over to next meeting so that the Financiers can confer with the educators. President Ringle thought there was no need for fixing the toilets Just at present, as It would tlot be long before a new High School will be built. Superintender: Snyder was called in and said that ow ners of property on Newark avenue claim ed that the present condition of the toilet was damaging to their property, and if something was not done soon in tne mat ter that they would sue the city. John Ward, President of the Board of Education, extended an Invitation to the Financiers to visit the school and see for themselves the dlegracefufl condition oi thAno1ther request of the educators for 3520 25 for repairs to the boiler in School No 22 was laid over until the conference of ihe two Boards. > The Finance Board concurred In the safsttw^vaaigs vice. The request .of the Street and M. a ter Board for money for cleaning away the sno# was referred to the Committee ^Itayor^agan'a veto of the appointment - -- associate 6c——' laid over. of Allan McDermott as associate counsel in the speeial suits was U «ll 1M *<**> «*• rtoaid * njH CnM nte de*a»w,*e«(tw»uaD^ti th« diwm* ■*“'»*»» Ilea.*. *M*«rh»»44rij« »w.r««ol4 t. nnteklv. Don’t Wait for • ' A Breakdown. The history of steam-driven machinery con tains many a chapter of accidents. Our electric power saves breakage—saves wear and tear—saves expense—saves labor. You discover new savings every day you use it. Give us an opportunity to show you the prac tical advantages of this safe and saving power— and its little cost. We make no charges for con nections. UNITED ELECTRIC CO. OF NEW JERSEY. The New Jersey 83 MONTGOMERY STREET, JERSEY CITY, It 1 Offers to the public the privileges of its Safe Deposit Vault At pi ices that are within the reach of all. The Vault is protected against burglary, fire, etc., by every known device. A box may be rented for one year for $5. Vault open daily, 9 to 5 P. M. Satur day, 9 A. M. to 12 M. Public inspection invited. MEETINGS THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE stockholders o! the Rlchmond-Wa»h ington Comiitny will be held at the office of the company, No. 26 Exchange place, Jersey City, N. J., on February 17. 19.2, at 12 o’clock noon, lor the purpose of electing a Board of Directors and the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting. ROBERT H. GROFF, , . Secretary, HELP WASTED. F£MAL£ GIRLS WANTED—CAN MAKE GOOD wages; splendid opportunities. 104 First street. WAiM&l). WANTED FOR V. 3. ARMY—ABLE BODIED uamarritd meu betweec >ges of 21 and 35; citizens ot United States, >f food character and temperate habits, who can speak, read and write En ah. For information apply to Re cruiting inticer, 47 Montgomery street. Jersey City. N. J. FACTORY WANTED. — WANT TO lease, five years, for light metal manu facturing. about 14,000 square ftet, on one or two fl.o.s, ce-ingi eleven fee. hlglt. good light, steam heat, convert.ent to freight stations, low rent; must be ready April 15. Address C. A. K., New* Office Ready Cash Loaned Privately. IF YOU CAN'T CALL, j on Furniture end WE WILL I ail kinds of CALL ON YOU. household goods. You can ^ay it back to suit your convenience. If you have a loan with any other company or owe your furniture dealer, we will pay It off and advance you more money. Na tional Loan Co.. No. Jersey City. Tel. 'On more money. Uo. 37 Newark avenue, 27. CORPORATION NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that the Commission ers of Assessments for Jersey City, N. J., will meet at their office. Room 42. City Hall. Jersey City. N. J.. on Tuesday, the 18th day of February, 1902, at 9:30 o'clock A. M., to appraise and determine the value of the lands to be taken and the damages that may be sus tained by reason of the opening, extension and widening of Gray street, between Mercer street and Academy street. In accordance with a petition presented to the Board of Street and Water Commissioners December 10, -1001. The lands to be taken for said opening, ex tension and widening of Gray street may be described as follows:— The street to be SO ftet wide, being 25 feet, measured at right angles on either side of the following described centre Hue, commencing at a point, said point being the intersection of the northerly line of Mercer street and the centre line of Gray street, from thence running northerly In a straight line or course and along the centra line of Gray street 378 78-100 feet to a point of angle; from thence divergng to the left at an angle of 14 degrees and lt> minutes and running northerly In a straight line or course 128 73-100 feet to a point of angle- from thence diverging to the r.ght at an angle of 13 degrees and 2 minutes and run ning northerly In a straight line or course 202 35-100 feet to a point In the southerly line of Academy street. All the lands within the lice* of the foregoing description, excepting where the same is now opened and dedicated for street purposes, being required for the opening, extension and widen ing of Gray street as aforesaid, as will more fully appear by reference to the resolution in retard to the same. adopted by the Board of Street and Water Commissioners December 10, 1901 and on file lb the office of the Clerk of ; 1901, and on “ax which" time and place taldJESf’EjfliSS of Assessment, will hear ^parties m.erestjd who desire to be heard before then, on the «Tu. o?7he lands to be taken xjdI the dam ages which any ownsr or oWhere of suchjand*. of any intsrest therein, may suatan by reason of said opening, extension and wldea V pr”«dmr, are under the pro- ! V,^°J««y C«ty,3Nf ?! jfn"» 1% Doted J«r«> FREDERICK FRAMBACH, RICHARD F. CONNOLLY. CHARLES MERKER, Commissioner, of Assessment*. -martNT COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT, j mchell Taylor vs. Kimball H. Stiles. kSTffSS&S siv*n that", writ of at- ! 'hment was issued out of the Hudson unty Circuit Court against the rlgrhts d credits moneys and effects, foods and attels lands and tenements of Kimball Stiles, an absent debtor, at the suit Mitchell Taylor, for the sum of one >usand dollars, returnable on the thir IrTtb dav of January, nineteen hundred d two W been served and duly exe hm and was returned on the third day linuary 1SB2 by the Sheriff of the unty of Hudson. *t8d CKOuiE ft pIrKINS Attorneys for Plaintiff. | WASTED FOR A MISEI M. A GOLD AI<80 OLD GOLD JEWK.RT, ”7'„rf old *B*e? ,«te. WATCHES. -yifflF price* »i»ld."inQiU ‘wrtlTON*^ R*» miIBi CORPORATION NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that on the 8th (Jay of August, 1899, application was made t« the Board of Street and Water Commissioners by Herman Winter and others fsr the construe* tlon of a SEWER IN HAGUE STREET, from a point about W feet west of Hudson Boulevard to and connecting with the sewei in Nelson avenue. Said sewer to be built conformably to tho provisions of Chapter 21T of the lavs of 1135, and in accordance with the established plan of sewerage, together with all the necessary man* holes, receiving basins and arcurtenaacea. Notice is also given that on the Jlet day of January*. 1808. the Commissioners of Assess* ment filed in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners their preliminary map for said improvement, shew ing the probable total cost, of the contemplated improvement and the probable amount to be assessed on property specially benefited there by. and the same is now open to public In spection in the office of the Clerk of said Board. And notice is also given that the following street or avenue or particular section thereof ie included in said assessment. namely:— HAGUE STREET, from a point about 112 feet east of Nelson avenue to a point about M feet west of Hudson Boulevard. And that In accordance with the provisions of the Act above cited the 11th day of Febru ary, 1902, at 2 o’clock P. M. and the Assembly Chamber of the City Hall are hereby fixgd^ss the time and place when and where the of Street and Water Commissioners will meet to hear all parties interested in said applica tion and all remonstrances against the said proposed improvement that may be presented in writing. By order of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners, GUO. T. EdUTON. Dated Jersey City, February S, 1802. CORPORATION NOTICE. Notice Is hereby given that on the 2tth day of January, 1962, application was made to the Board of Street and Water Commissioner! bjr the Central I.-and Co. and others for the VACATION OF EIGHTEENTH STREET, between Coles street and the N. J. Junction R. R., as the same is laid out slaty (99) feet In width ott “Official Assessment Hap of Jer sey City, 1894, made by lU; D. FewNe." And that the 4th day of March. 1901, at S o’clock P. M.. and the Assembly Chamber of 2e City Hall are hereby fixed as the time and ace when and where the Board of Street and Water Commissioners will inset to hear all parties interested in .said application and ail remori»tra'n<?e« agmlngt the sAid vacat!«n that may be presented In writing. By order of the Board of Street and Wats* Commissioners. GEORGE T. BOUTON, Cisrk. yfte,?.^.iwrRSfUw1ie_ NOTICE TO HEREBY GIVES THAT TH* tael aeeoxlnt at the «**colori ot Rom Con nell. will be Milled hr tie Hinij-e Brilliant House Warming on Danforth Avenue Last Night. V CORPORATIO XNOIICB CORPORATION NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that on the *lb day of October. 1901, application was made to the Board of Street and Water Cam miss, oners by Samuel A. Archibald and other* for the IMPROVEMENT OF PEJUNE STREET, from High street to the lands of the Penna. R. R. Said improvement to be made conformably to the provisions of Chapter 21# of the Law* I of 1895, and in the following manner including all intersections:— * To haye the street for the full width thereo* graded to the established grade, by excavating or filling the same to the established grade. To have new 20-inch curb set en each aid* thereof. To have the present curb reset and new 20 I inch curb set where necessary. To have the gutters on each side paved with stone paving to a width of M inches. To have new bluestoae flagging, 4 feet wide, laid on each sidewalk. To have the present flagging relaid and new ‘ flagging, laid where necessary. To have new bridgeetone crosswalks laid. To have thb present bridge stone crosswalk* relald and new bridgestone laid where neces sary. And all other work done that may be neces sary to provide for the flow of the surface water and to complete the improvement in a good and substantial manner. Notice is also given that on the 21st day of January. 1902, the Commissioners of Assess ment filed in the office of the Cerk of the Board of Street and Waeer Commissioners tber preliminary map for said inr.prevement, show ing the probable total cost of the contemplated Improvement and the probable amount to be assessed on property specialty benefited there by. and the same is now open to public in spection in the office of the Clerk of said Board. And notice is also given that the following street or avenue or particular section thereof is included in said assessment, namely:— * FERINE STREET. from High street to a point about 335 feet east And that in accordance with the provisions of the Act above cited the 11th day of Febru ary, 1902, at 2 o'clock P. M. and the Assembly Chamber of the City Hall are hereby fixed as the time and place when and where the Board of Street and Water Commissioners will meet to hear al! parties interested in said applica tion and all remonstrances against the said proposed improvement that may be presented In writing, ^ w By order of tba Board of Street and Water Commissioners. _ GEO. T. BOUTON, Clerk. Dated Jersey City, February 3. 1902.