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ONE CENT ONE CENT CAST EDITION. AAST EDITION. ""Ylirr"fTV—\or392Q^~ - MONDAY. FEBRUARY 17. 1902. ~J-RICE ONE (KM BURIED IN SNOW Worst Storm Since the Memorable Blizzard in 1888. TRAFFIC PARALYZED Jersey City People Have to Plod Through Drifts to Their Work. | TROUBLE FOR RAILROADS Pennsylvania Trains Delayed and Erie Branch Tied Up. Something very like the great blizzards of 1SSS-1S39 visited this vicinity this morn ing. The snow began to fail about mid night. and has kept at it steadily since then. Ai! that is wanted to make the storm another blizzard, according to the Weather Bureau wa? the temperature. At midnight this was 31 degrees, and tile coming of the storm brought the mercury down only one point. At S o’clock this morning the temperature was 30 degrees. In the blizzard of ’99 the mercury was al most at zero, and in the one of '88 it was six degrees below zero. Thirty-six more degrees of cold added to the snow and wind of this morning would have made a. blizzard of this storm, too. "Otherwise,” said Mr. Emery, “this is an eighteen-carat blizzard. All the other conditions are here. Up to 8 o'clock this morning the snow had fallen to a depth of six and one-half inches on the level, and the wind was blowing about forty knots. It came in out of the southwest ana shifted round to the north, and at 8 o'clock was blowing almost directly out of that quarter. "The storm did not come as a surprise to us. We reported it on Saturday, cen tral over the Gulf States. Since then It had been moving steadily northeastward. Increasing as it went. Yesterday, when the temperature began rising, we thought that the storm might come as rain. We knew that it was coming, in whatever fbrm it came, and danger signals were set yesterday in’ warning of its approach." The streets were aimost impassable as the workaday crowds fought their way to their shops ahd offices and stores dur ing the early hours of thj morning. Here ar.d there in front of houses and stores early bird snow shovelers hacked stub bornly at the drifts with about as much effect as though they had waded knee deep Into the water at the seashore and tried, to shovel out the ocean. Thc-ee long thoroughfares on which the surfyee lines helped to clear a way wore like so many funnels through the storm. The cross streets and the avenues on which no car lines are laid were locked as tightly as so many gullies between tne fciKs. From doorstep to doorstep where the doors opened on a level with the street, the street was heaped chock full of snow, and the coating of it plastered to the sides of the houses and hanging In heavy rolls from the eaves, together ■with that which swirled through the air with no sign of cessation, seemed to prophesy complete burial. The storm took Jersey City people by surprise, and practically all downtown ar rived late to business this morning. Those persons who usually went downtown by the surface reads were In bad straits. Surface traction was practically at a standstill In the early hours, and those few roads that were running were creep ing along at a snail’s pace, and frequent ly getting stalled in a long line. Most people on the hill had a long, hard tramp for it. in the teeth of a blinding whirl of powdery snow, if they were going west; and with the down fall flapping like a wet cloth about their ears and caking up on the back, if they were going east. 'By 12:30 o'clock this morning all the surface lines had their snowploughs out. But after a While the storm started swooping down with such fury and the enow was of such a wet, sticky, clinging quality that the snow began to gain in spite of the fact that every sweeper was j working continuously. From that time on the blocking up of all lines was merely a matter of time so long as the snowfall continued. The storm crippled trolley car service in this city. A few cars wrere running at 9 o’clock, but at long Intervals. The Newark plank road and Newark turn pike lines ceased poreations at 7 o'clock. The last turnpike car to arrive at the depot at the Pennsylvania Railroad ferry bad one of its motors so badly damaged that It could not be sent out again. Sev eral trolley cars are stalled between here and Newark. The lines within the lim its of the city are partially open, but cars run only at intervals of thirty-five or forty minutes. The Bayonne line is blocked south of the Greenville car shed. Thousands of persons from the Greenvlilc, Bergen and Hudson City sections walked to the ferries. Truck drivers bound for the lower part of the city charged twenty-five cents a passenger for carrying business men to their work. The Pennsylvania Railroad was partially blocked shortly before g o'clock. Nearly all the trains due before 7 o’clock were on time, or but a few min utes late. After 7 o'clock they began to come in at long Intervals, and no trains were able to leave the station. The trou ble was In the railroad yards and in the deep cut through Bergen Hill. Snow ploughs were sent over the New York divisioh as early as 3 o’clock thi3 morning, and two hours later hundreds of men were put to work in the yards here. And in the cut. Other gangs were rent from Newark, New Brunswick and Tren ton to clear other sections of the road. The casfbound track was cleared first, but the storm gained such headway over StAFUSHS OS SACC. Pavonla Brand of Pine Early Jure Canned Pwu>. for sale at nearly ai! good grocery stores, and wholesale at the h>. £. Clear* Co.’s stores, 4 } the laboiers that after 8 o’clock all east bound trains were delayed. Many of the commuters’ trains were withdrawn and none of them was on time. A train that left Emmet street, NewarK, at S:02 o’clock did not reach Jersey City until 9:20 o’clock. The run usually takes twenty minutes. The train was blocked in the Bergen cut and laborers had to work ahead of it and clear the drifts be fore it could proceed beyond the Marlon station. A train which left Market street at 8:50 did not get Into the station here until 10:20. The road was open and everything ran smoothly until the train reached Ma rion, eight minutes after leaving Market street. The trouble was In the yards In this city and In drilling the trains after th’ eyarrlved. All trains after that were about an hour late. The ferryboats were also late. The thickly flying snow made the river look as though it was covered with a thick fog, and the boats were run as in foggy weather. The Erie Railway’s Newark branch came to grief early. Soon after 6 o’clock an eastbound train jumped the track just above Newark, and as the road is a single track one it was put completely out of business. Chief John Conway of the Jersey City Fire'Department made preparat ons this morning for the heavy snow fall, and in case of an alarm of fire he has notified each company and detailed an extra •horse to each engine so that there will not be much delay in reaching the scene of fire. All steamers with two horses will hav< an extra one attached, and the same will be done in the eases of hose carriages and truck companies. Traffic was as usual impeded along Grove street and Pavonia avenue. The srow sweepers piled up the space be tween cleared tracks and the sidewalks and horses ar.d trucks and men struggled frantically to push their way through it. Trucks, however, were not so numeorus as on clear days. Many truck owners knowing the hardships which threatened man and 'beast abandoned business for the day, or at least until the banks could be cleared away. Still there was con fusion enough to cause lots of swearing. The Summit avenue line of trolleys could not run on schedule time owing to the shifting winds piling up snow on the tracks across the meadows and around the cliffs as fast as they coul<i-be cleared. Between seven and nine o’clock a num ber of oars were stalled around the ser pentine-like curve and on the meadow's. On both lines people w’ere obliged to wait long or foot it in the teeth of the blizzara. Unless one waited for cars he w'ould find himself traversing ‘half the distance be> tween Newark avenue and the Hoboken line, or visa versa, before being overtaken by a car, and then lie would find it jammed. Men obliged to be out for any length of ■time looked like animated snow men and the streets presented queer sights. The wind played fantastic freaks with the snow. At times it seemed to be blow ing from almost every direction at once. It whirled, twisted, cavorted and rleo cbetted about every object it could reach, carrying with It clouds of fine damp snow that seemed to cling to everything it could reach, as though in an effort to es cape the wind’s fury. The roofs of some houses were swept clean and the snow therefrom piled up on the snow that cov ered the roof of other houses. Some tele phone wires and poles looked as thick as three ar.d four-inch hausers. Slender branches of trees protected from the wind were weighted down with narrow slips piled four and five inches above them, looking like scythe blades, w'aile walls of houses covered with trei lised vines presented beautiful huge frames of white tracery. One of the freaks played by the wind was much appreciated by the residents of Grand street, between Washington and Greene, and early pedestrians who tra versed that section of the thoroughfare. The sidewalks along the entire south side of the block was swept as clean as though a street sweeper had gone over It. It was blown to the other side of the street and piled up into a gradually sloping Dank a foot and a half deep to near the centre of the sidewalk. Here the bank took a sheer vertical drop. A foot and a luu£ away, between it and the line of stoops there was a similar bank, with the same vertical sido, and in between them re mained less than an inch of snow, and in some places the pavement was abso lutely swept clean. A walk seemingly ir the middle of a foot and a half deep bank had been out in a straight line the whole length of the block. The effect of the storm on telegraph and telephone wires was not what might have been reasonably expected. Telegrahpic communication was difficult in the very early morning, but this Was not because of any series injury to the wires, though in some places there were tangles, ev erything was soon' straightened out, how ever. ar.d by 7 o’clock there was nothing for the operators to contend with. The telephone company reports that, aside from some minor difficulties, they had no trouble. Most of the minor diffi culty were bad tempers of those who were put out of humor by the Clements and the naturefer shrdju cmfwyp vbg j and the natural slowness of connections. ] The dirterent large coal companion of the city seemed to have been prepared for the heavy storm that struck this city tbis morning, and to all inquiries as to whether they were delayed by the heavy fall of snow in serving their customers, the answer was always In the negative. On all the large coal wagons two extra horses have been attached by the.aersey City, Hudson and Hoboken Coal Compa nies. and they ciaim that everything is running smoothly for them. The smaller dealers throughout the city, who serve coal In bags of one hundred ixiunds, are encountering a little difficul ty on account of having to plow rnrougb the heavy snow, but It looks as If they will pull through all right. Superintendent Charles J. Carroll of the Pennsylvania ferries, was jubilant this morning. He had been up ell night at his post and preparing for all sorts of direful emergencies. "All goes well," he said to a “News" representative, “our boats are running almost to a minute on time end there is no delay for passengers or teams. The 'best proof of the latter is that Exchange place isn't blocked,” Superinlendent McCormack, of the North Jersey Street Hallway Company, said that there was, of course, some blocking on the system, not* caused so much by the snow at it was by the teams getttng into the way. The sweepers were out on all the lines, and by night he hoped to have everything running on schedule time. He would have every thing ready for to-night It the storm con tinued. J \ The Penns* vania Railroad train* were all blocked o-n the meadows and in the "Cut” for some little time this morning, yet in spite of difficulty at yards—the snow interfering with the switches—there was not so much delay as might have been expected. Trains -were despatched West with almost customary promptness. As for the incoming trains the Station Master reported that from the South they ! were pretty generally one time. Where i delays were occasioned were in the vicin I ity of -the freight yards near large towns. By tonight all the trains will be running as usual. ONLY JUDGE BLAIR He Alone of the Judiciary Con quered the Storm This Morning. Jud£e Blair was the only one of the three county Judges who put in. an ap pearance at the Court House to-day. Judge Nevius was snowbound at his Red Bank home, and' the case continued in the Circuit Court from Thursday last was postponed. Justice Collihs was at his home preparing for the session of the full bench of the Supreme Court, which opens at Trenton to-morrow. There ty-lil be no session of the Criminal Court to-morrow, as Judge Blair will be absent at Trenton. Justice Collins will be here on Friday of this week to hear mo tions, and announces that counsel having cases on the Supremo Court calendar for the present term can have them disposed of by Judge Nevius in the Circuit Court. CLUB GONSOLiOATiON Board of Governors Will Meet and Appoint a Committe to Further Plan. Those who are interested in the scheme to consolidate the clubs of Jersey City speak confidently of its success. Yester day afternoon the subject was discussed ! at an informal meeting, when it was an nounced that at an early date the gover nors of the various clubs—Carteret, i ater son, Jersey City and Union League will meet and appoint a committee of five or more, if necessary, to put the seneme into such a shape that a vote can be taken upon it. The proposition will have to be submitted to the members of all the ciubs who wii! vote for or against. The club gossip points to a combination \ of the Paterson and Carteret Clubs, even if no'one else will go into the plan. There is a strong feeling that consolidation is not satisfactory to the Jersey City Club, many members of which have already ex pressed their opposition to it. FLOUR TRUST CONSPIRACY CASE Question as to Which Vice Chancel lor Will Hear fh» Argument. Lawyers engaged ffi the fight charging conspiracy against the Flour Trust came before Vice Chanveilor Stevenson this morning on the return of the rule granted by him deferring the 515,000,000 mortgage sale of the property of the United States Flour Milling Company to the Central Trust Company, of New York City. The Trust Company, representing the reorganization committee of the Flour Company, has claims against the trust, and to satisfy these fourteen flour mills, Brooklyn, were to have been sold. Ex-Attorney General John W. Griggs represented those who objected to the sale, and Counsellor Richard V. Linda bury the Central Trust Company. When the case was Called Mr. Linda bury asked that the case be referred to Vice Chancellor Pitney, but Mr. Griggs objected. The Vice Chancellor said he would confer with Mr. Pitney, and at 2 o'clock this afternoon he would make known his deglsion. It is understood that the case will go to Mr. Pitney, and will be adjourned for one week. REWARD FOR THIS BOY Victor Iiinjrli'io'f Father Will Pay for Wears of Him, The police of this city hgve been asked to assist in the search for fifteen-year-old Victor Laughlin. who ban away from his home. No. 257 Sumner avenue, Brooklyn, on January 16, and for information as to whose whereabouts his father, James Laughltn. offers a reward. He is four feet ten inches tall, of slight 1 build, full face, with light hair and blue eyes. He wore a dark gray overcoat, black Fedora hat with buckle, black Knickerbocker pants and black square cut coat. His father says he Is likely to he found selling papers, and that he is , fond of shooting craps. FELL FROM ELEVATOR James Bunn, 40 years old, of No. 75 Beach street, when on his way home from work at 11:35 o'clock this morning, fell from the eastbound platform of the North Hudson County Riilway Com any’g platform at Palisade avenue and Ferry street, to the street below. He was taken to Christ Hospital, where It was feared he was Injured Internally. TALENT FOR STAG TONIGHT Mr. Andy Hart, who has Charge of the entertainment part of the S. D. Dickin son Association- stag tonight, has secured it splendid array of talent, including the Piegnord Sisters, Harry N. Morgan, ! Lydia Hail, Jay Barker. 'William J. ■ Machin, Robert MacDopald and ‘Hattie North. They will all be thefre and no one will regret hearing them. CROUGHAN’S WIFE VISITS HIM Mrs. Thomas Croughafl, Wife of the "gentlemanly burglar” of that name, ac companied by 'her mother and a lady friend, visited police headquarters this morning. The wife was allowed a short interview with her husband at the door of the cell In whloh 'ho is confined. COURT CALENDAR. Circuit Court, February 13—Nos, 230, 322. February, IS—Nos. 362. 849. February 20 Nos. 261. 272, 275. February 21—Motion Hpeplal Sessions trials February is. ^Supreme Court, Motion day this week Friday. Hereafter, for balance of term. Saturdays. £••» Orphans’ Court, Motion day, Friday. February a, . MOTHER TUNNEL Hackensack Meadows Com pany Interested in For mation of a Second Project. Because certain members of the Hack ensack Meadows Company, recently or ganized with & capital of $3,000,000, are interested in the scheme to complete the Hudson River tunnel, it is now inferred that another big project is in view. ‘S The company a few months ago bought a tract of several thousands of acres to bo devoted to a big union freight yard to connect with all the big trunk lines. Much of the stock of the company is held by H. L. Sprague, of the big New York '.aw firm of Stetson, Jennings & Russell, and he is a incorporator of the New York and New Jersey Railroad. From this fact it is deducted that there is to be an intimate relation between tl e tunnel plan and the land project. “It i» generally understood,” said o e who claims to ’be informed about it, "thit there •will bo another tunnel built alor. side of the Hudson River tunnel, the let ter to be used exclusively for passengers and the new tunnel for freight." ' : M’CLELLAN STATUE _ i1 Life-stze Figure of New Jersey v gT Leader to Be Erected in i Washington. WASHINGTON. Feb. 17, 1902.—It Is an nounced here that the plans for the pro posed $90,000 life-size statue of the famous New Jersey leader. General George B. McClellan, whosp body is interred in R^v erview Cemetery, at Trenton, N. J., aire •being rapidly matured, and that designs for the monument will be submitted with in a comparatively short time. Twenty-nine American artists, embrac ing the leading sculptors of the,present day, have signified their intention of si#> mitting designs for the statue, and a nugi ber are already at work upon their mcfa els. The work is in charge of a special commission, which confidently expects that the statue will be one of the most artistic of the many which already em bellish the city. Prominent among the number who Will present dsigns are Waldo Story, of Home, Italy, and G. Trentanove, of Florence, Italy, both of whom have gained world wide renown by their work in America and abroad. The time for entering ,<)e contest expired Feburary 1, and no fur ther entries will be allowed. Accurate and detailed models must be submitted and delivered to the War Department pn or before May 1. The statute must represent the chare,c ter and individuality of the subject. Af ter the models are received the conrunjs sion will select the four designs it oon sidors the most meritorious and each of the successful sculptors will be paid $5)0. The fipal selection will be made from the four thus chosen. The location of the statue has not yet been decided upon definitely, but several prominent squares of Washington are already held in view as possible sites. GLERGY STIRRED ' Senator Lee's Bill for Sunday Liquor at Atlantic Cify. [Special to “The Jersey City News.’’] TRENTON, Feb, 17, 1902.—No measure before the Legislature has so excited the religious and temperance people of the State as the bill introduced by Senator Lee, of Atlantic County, providing that the power of grand juries over cases of Sunday iiquor selling shall practically be transferred to the police magistrates in Atlantic City. The purpose of the bill is to remove any possible recurrence of the rifficulties that Atlantic City experienced last summer, when Justice Hendrickson, with the aid of the Voorhees law, closed all the saloons and hotel bars here on Sunday. In some few cases, where the sale of liquor was disclosed through the efforts of the Law and Order Society, the matter was presented to the grand jury. The Lee bill provides that the u.ty Council may by ordinance prescribe pen alties for any violations of the law against the sale of liquor on Sunday, and that where a fine or imprisonment nas been imposed in the police courts the matter shall not go to the grand jury. The ministers of the State to-day callei the attention of their congregations to the measure and urged that they deluge the legislators With protests against its adoption. The ministers have organized to light the bill. GRIEF AT SON'S DEATH FATAL Hoboken Mother Pinos AwOver Loss of Her Chi'd. i In a grave in Calvary Cemetery, side by side with the 'body of the son whose death had broken her heart. Mrs. Cathar ine Gough, wife of Charles A. Gougn, a printer, of No. 87 Monroe street, Ho boken, was yesterday laid at rest. Mr. and Mrs. Gough had four children, three daughters and one son, Jeremiah, a bright lad of fifteen. The boy was al- ! ways the mother's favorite, and when he died suddenly of pneumonia fifteen months ago she took it so much to heart that She became prostrated and bad to , be placed under a doctor's care. Since that time she had constantly been falling in health, and her friends ascribe this to grief for the iost son, as up to ine time of his death she had been a remark ably robust and energetic woman. The immediate cause of death was bron chitis, which she had become too en febeied to successfully combat. YOUNG MEN’S SOCIAL CLUB The Young Men's Independent Social Club held a well attended meeting on Saturday night at Fehren’s Germania Hall, Beacon avenue. Two new members were elected and arrangements htade for the annual reception to be held at Feh ren's Hall on the evening at February ii. An Old »ad Well Tried R«nodr. CAP1TAIJAISED Commercial Trust Com pany’s Stockholders Vote on Big Proposition. SURPLUS NOW $1,500,000 Rapid Increase of Business and Demands to Get in Necessitate Doubling the Stock. By a unanimous vote of the stockhold ers today the capital stock of the Com mercial Trust Company Is raised from 5506,008 to 51,000,000, and the surplus will now by 51,500,000 Instead of $500,000. The shares worth $300 at the time of the for mation of the -company are . now worth 5580, a remarkable increase for so short a space of time. It was only recently, the stock was at 265, then 2S0 and now It Is SCO, and within a few months it will jump up to 350, it is confidently stated. The remarkable busi ness done during the year past has beeij the cause for the rise in the company's securities. The masting today 'began at noon and lasted an hour, and beyond the fact that a few of the officers were in the room few would have guessed what was going on: At Its close Vice President Robert S. Ross simply announced that the propo sition had been unanimously carried. STEELJRUST Billion Dollar Concern’s First Annual Meeting in Hoboken. . The stockholders of the United States Steel Corporation, known also as the “Billion Dollar Steel Trust,” held their hrst annual meeting at noon to-day in the offices of the Hudson Trust Company In Hoboken. Seventy-six per cent, of tho stock was represented. President Charles H. Schwab presided at the meeting. The larger stockholders, such as J. Pierpont Morgan and john D. Rockefeller were not present, but they voted by proxy. The preliminary report of the corpora tion for the nine months ending December 51. 1301, was submitted and several amend ments to the by-laws reported, one mak ing the annual meeting date in April, and another making the fiscal year of tne cor poration correspond with the calendar year. The greater part of the stockholders sent their proxies to the secretary Be forehand. more than $250,006,800 being re ceived from New York city and over 5150, 0000,000 from Pittsburg. There are twenty-four directors of the United States Steel Corporation, which are divided Into three classes of eight members each. Of these. Class 1 were elected for one year, Class 2 for two years and Class 3 for three years. The terms of the directors in Class 1 expired to-day. They were Marshall fiield, Daniel G. Reid, JoKh D. Rockefeller. Jr.. Alfred Clifford, William E. Dodge, Nathaniel Thayer, Abram S. Hewitt and Clement A. Gris com. They were all re-elected. The other di rectors are, Class 2: Francis H. Peabody, Charles Steele, William H. Moore, Nor man B. Beam, Peter A. B. Widener,James H. Reed, Henry C. Frick, William Eden horn; Class 3, J. Plerpont Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Henry H. Rogers, Charles M. Schwab. Elbert H. Gary, George W. Perkins, Edmund C. Converse and Perci vai Roberts, Jr. The report coiled attention to the. fact that the business of the corporation began practically on April 1, 1901, and as it "has been deemed best to make the fiscal year correspond with the calendar, only a pre liminary report covering -nine months was submitted. ¥he report shows that the net turnings of the corporation from April 1 to December 31, with December figures estimated, was $81,779,293. From this has been set aside $2,233,293 as a sink ing, fund on bonds of the. corporation and subsidiary companies, and a reserve fund of $9,893,702. The interest on bonds for the nine months was $11,403,000; dividends paid on preferred stock, at the rate of 7 per cent, per annum. $26,752,334, and on common stock, at the rate of 4 per cent, annually, $15,227,S12, a total for dividends, including $25,104 on outstanding stock of subsidiary companies, of $42,005,807. The net balance for the nine months, which can be applied to additions to surplus, for new construction or other purposes, la 0487. average monthly earnings of the corporation, as shown by the report, were over $9,000,000. The largest month was Oc tober, when the net earnings amounted to more than $12,000,000. The cost of the property owned .and operated by the sev eral companies is given as $1,437,434,862.53. The authorised stocsk of the company is 11.000,000 shares, divided equally into com mon and preferred. Of these there are out-stanchng 5,162,056 shares of preferred and 6,082,273 shares of common stock. The officers of the United States Steel Corporation are: President, Charles M. Schwab; first vice president, James Gay ley; .general counsel. Francis Lynde Stet son; treasurer and secretary, Richard Trimble; comptroller, Edward Stearron. The total number of stockholders Is about 60,000, of which'22,000 are holders of pre ferred stock. BOARD OF TRADE TO IIEET The Board of Trade will hold an im portant meeting to-morrow night at its rooms in the Second National Bank Build ing. There will be a directors- meeting previous to the gathering of the Board, and as matters of importance are to be transacted, a full attendance is required. d'ENEANEY^S BALI The annual ball of the M. 3. MoEn eaney Association will be held at the 1 Avenue House, on Washington’s Birthday WORKS WELL | _ Test of New Engine for Lafayette Very Satis factory. i * - Tfoe testing of the new Are enfelne, Company No. K, which will be located at Johnston avenue and Grand street, took place last Saturday afternoon at the j foot of Morris street in the- presence of Mayor Fagan, President Niblett of the Fire Board, Commissioners -Hcnnetsey and Angel, Chief John Con-way, Assistant En gineer Lovell, Clerk Charles Esterbrook, Mayor's Secretary O'Connor, Joseph Zum busch, Charles Wease's, representative of the American Fire Engine Company, and over four hundred spectators. It was a very successful test and the machine is one of the best that the department has ever soured. The builders of the new engine were the American Fire -Engine Company ot Seneca Fails, N. Y. It was butt at a cost of J6.000. The machine is a handsome one and a fine specimen of the machinist's work. The boiler is 3Ex66, the shell of | which is made of the best homogeneous steel. The tensile strength is 60,000 pounds threw a stream 300 feet high.which means steam from coin water in from three to five minutes, and at the test Saturday afternoon it certainly did come up to its contract, as it took exactly four minutes and a -half to get up steam. This engine can do this part of the work without c.oggmg. The pumps consist of two double act ing ones united in one case, each of ; which has a Tyi inch, nozzle and a strobe of eight inches. Thj weight of the ma chine in 8,800 pounds and 'has a pumping capacity of 900 gallons a minute. From a two-inch nozzle in the test Saturday it threw a stream 300 fet high, which means i that the force is so great that it could reach over the Commercial Trust Com- : pany’s building. The running gear frame is of steel cran neck and the axles are of mild steel. The wheels are of the Archi bald kind, made of select timber, with rubber tires and nickel plated hub caps. The springs are of the equalizing plat form style and made of the best oil tem pered steel. It has a smooth bore rubber suction hose of the best quality, which is carried in -brackets with couplings and strainer and fue! pan. The engine Is of maroon color, and certainly up-to-date in all ways. It is now located in No. 3 engine house on Mercer street, while No. 3 engine is in the repair shop. The new engine belongs to the company that was provided for by the outgoing Democratic board, and the appointment of which the new Republican Commis sioner Ange! has repeatedly said was il legal, as nothing of the company existed except on paper. The plans for the new house in which the new engine will be j located are at 'Fire Headquarters. The I case to test the legality of the appoint ment comes up before the Supreme Court | in Trenton today, and a» the decision will ; not be made known before at least the I latter, part of next June, the house will be built and the new engine installed in. It by that time. SWIFT-GARR FIGHT ENDS ; Latter Resigns From Union’s Election Board and County Committe Will Urge Reappointment. [Special to “The Jersey City News.-*] ELIZABETH. Feb. 17, The Swift Carr controversy that threatened to dis : rupt the Republican party in Union county has -been settled. Harmony, it is claimed, has now been restored and the white-winged dove of peace is expected in future to hover over the late warring Re publican factions in Union. William C. Carr, acting upon the sug gestion set forth in the resolution passed by the Republican County Executive Committee, handed in his resignation as a member of the County Board of Elec tions. Now, in accordance with the other reso lution adopted by the committee, he will he unanimously recommended by It to Governor Murphy for reappointment on •the board to succeed ■himself. Hamilton Fish Keen, chairman Of the committee, v.as all smiles to-day when seen by a News reporter. “The w'bole controversy is settled,” cheerily remarked Mr. Kean, "and the legal proceedings instituted to oust Mr. Carr will at once be discontinued. tJvery ■ thing is satisfactory now to the County Committee, whose power has been ac knowledged by Mr. Carr’s action. “That was our whole contention and the cause of the dispute. Personally, there was never any feeling against Mr. Carr, but the County Committee felt it had rights in such a matter that ought to be recognized by the. Governor, and it d.d not want its recommendations ignored. “That’s all there is to be said on the subject. The party expects to work har moniously henceforth in Union County.’ EIGHTH WARD REPUBLICANS Tbis Club Will Give a Fine Minstrel Per'ermssee, The members of the Eighth Ward Re publican Club have concluded to give a mlnstre' show some time next month. About thirty of those members who have given up all hope of the Entertainment Committee-showing signs of life mot yes terday afternoon and decided to get Up the show themselves. A committee was appointed to confer with the House Committee and fix a date for the event. The performers will come from amonj the members exclu sively. Are Ton Go’ng A n?where? If no, a letter or a postal card ad dressed to Guy Adams. Division Passon- j ger Agent, Lackawanna, No. H9 Broad street. Newark, will bring you full Infor mation in regard to rates, route®, time of tralne or sailings of steamer*, berth or state-room accommodations, ate. Low excursion raten to many Southern and Western points, including California and Mexico. Through trains, unequalled tgrvice a^d fast time to Buffalo* Chtego ■ GRAVE FRAUD, Money for Veterans Fun erals and Tombstones Misappropriated. - . . r P. H. O’NEILL’S DISCOVERIES Lack of System Cause Abuse —Statistics of tbe Old Soldier3. , I The investigation o£ County Overseer P, H. O'Neill in connection with t.v. fcurial of old soldiers and sailors of the Civil War has disclosed gross frauds or. the part of many persons, who collected the $30—$35 for the interment and $15- fox a tombstone*—allowed by law, and misap propriated a part or all of the same. Of the over. 400 huxials of .yetexaxis. by ths county only 40 graves have the tomb stones allowed by law. Members of the different veteran Or ganizations of the county are justly in dignant over the matter. They do not blame the members of former Boards of Freeholders, who paid the allowance pre scribed by law, but are unstinting in their condemnation of the ghoulish work of those who collected the money and mis appropriated ft. That the frauds practiced in this con nection were only possible through the lack of a proper supervision of the inter ment of veterans by a representative of the county government is conceded. The system existing here since the pass age of the act of February 13, 1884, which provides that the freeholders shall pay $35 for the burial and $15 for a tomb stone for all indigent vetreans who die within the boundaries of the county, was to pay the same on the presentation of a bill by the undertaker in charge of the funeral.-or a member of the family of the deceased veteran who presented his hon orable discharge from the army and made affidavit that such veteran died in in digent circumstances. As a result of this lack of system Hud son is the only one of the coujrties of the State with no official record of the old soldiers and sailors buried within her boundaries. The bil'.s presented and paid by the county during the past seventeen -years show, in a majority of eases. little more than the names of the deceased vet erans. The discharges which originally accompanied the bill have been returned, and-there was no record of the companies or regiments in which the deceased sol diers served, nor information as to the places of interment. Succeeding Baris of Freeho'dfrs s'mply followed the established, precedent with the result that the condition revealed by County Overseer P. H. O'Ne-tITs investi gation was made possible. The act of 1SS4 provides that It Shall -be the duty of the hoard of freeholders to designate some proper authority, other than that designated by law for the c-are of paupers and the custody of criminals, ■who fliai! cause to be interred the body of an honorably discharged soldier, sailor or marine, who shall hereafter die without leaving means sufficient to de fray funeral expense'.” The action of the present Board of Freeholders in nam ing County Overseer O'Neill, who is himself a veteran, to look after such Interments and compile an official record of all old soldiers and sailors buried with in the county, meets with the hearty en dorsement of the surviving comrades of veteran organizations. The record, as far as completed by Mr. O’Neili since he started at the work last April, shows that over 1.000 old soldiers are 'buried 'here in twenty-two different cemeteries. Of theso the county has paid for the interment of 435, although onfy forty of the headstones provided for by the 1SS4 act can be located. In addition over 1,000 old soldiers and sailor Inmates of the Kearny homo 'have passed away. Many have been interred in graves pro vided by the institutions and the re mainder taken to the homes of the de ceased in different sections of the county. The different veteran organizations of the county are heartily in sympathy with the legislative bill authorizing the ex penditure of *19.000 for the. purchase of additional soldiers’ burial plots and the placing in repair of those now owned by. the county. Only three unoccupied graves remain in the soldiers’ plot in the New York Bay Cemetery, which has been usju for the burial of nearly all indigent vet erans dying south of the Paterson Plank Road. The plot in Wechawken, Flower Hill and Hoboken cemeteries are also nearly filled. The record of the living and dead of the different veteran organizations of tilt county, as far , as completed by Mr. O’Neil], shows: Van Houten Past, No. 3, G. A. R— present membership 213. Dead in mows places of interment 66; in unknown places 59. Total 125. Henry Wilson Post, No. IS, G. A. R.— Present membership 44, Dead in known places of interment 99; in unknown places 14. Total 113. Zabriskie Post, No. 33, G. A. R.—Pres ent membership 73. Dead in known places of interment 53. George H. Thomas Post, No. 29. G. A. R.—Present membership 47. Dead in known daces of imerment 23. Ellsworth Post, No. 14. G. A. R. Present membership. 46. Dead tn known places of Interment. 42. Union Veteran Legion. Present mem bership, 40. Dead In known places of in terment, 11. The death rosters of these organizations total 373. and in addition are the dead of Major C. Woerner Post, No. 21, and E. A. Stevens Post. No. 101. of Hoboken; Mans field Post, No. 21. and Sherman Post, of Bayonne: the Union Veterans' Union, and other similar organizations, the data from which has not yet been obtained, as well aa the many veterans who have pass-d away who did not belong to any organi zation. When Mr. O’Neill entered on the dut'e? of his present position he found that the burial of dead veterans and the stones for their graves were paid for out of on j annual appropriation of *3.ana n-st’, thu coroners' and morgue keepers’ fees. This apnropriation was usuaib eaten u>> bv the claims of the coroners and morgue keejwrs, and- the re’atives of dead vet,- i erans were oftentimes obliged to wait I until another apnropriation was made tp- i fore they cooid obtain the legal allowance 1 for the burial of their honored dead. It i* probable that when the Freehold ers. fir July next, make up their annual ; budget, they will include, as Essex Court- i tv doe# now. a separate appropriation of | 33,500 for the burial of dead veteran* and ] the care of the soldier*' plot. j DIO GOOD WORK Paterson’s Mayor Thanks This City for Her Aid at the Great Fire. For the excellent service rendered by the two engine companies sent from tbla city to the Paterson fire by Chief John Conway a week ago Saturday Mayor Hinchliffe, of Paterson, sent the following letter to the chief of this city : February 12, 1302. Chief John Conway: , Dear Sir—On behalf of o tr city, I here* by desire to thank you f r the valuable assistance you and- your men rendered to our people In this terrible conflagration. Now that the fire is under control I fraet that yoti should be released from further duty. Yours respectfully, JOHN HINCHUFFE, Mayor. The chief also received a complimentary letter for the excellent services renderd by his men from Fire Chief Staag of Pat erson, who was profuse in his thanks for their good work.' He also made a request that the chief send him a statement of bow many lengths of hose belonging to the department of this city remained there, so that the same might be returned at once. There were exactly thirteen lengths of hose that were working at the great Are in Paterson that came from this city, and the men of this department did their share of the work. HEG QUITS The Imported Keeper of tha Rahway Reformatory Silent ly Steals Awa> (Special to "The Jersey City News.*') RAHWAY, Feb. 17, 1902.—James E. Heg, superintendent of the State Reformatory, has tendered* bis resignation to the com missioners of that institution. It Is understood that Colonel Heg has accepted an Important position with a large business enterprise, the nature of which has not been made public. Friends declare that he is going Into business with his brother-in-law. Con gressman Fowler. Mr. Heg is now on aa extended* business trip in the West. The news of Mr. Heg's resignation came in the nature of a great surprise to Ms friends in this city, a3 well as to those connected with the reformatory., During Mr. Heg's absence Assistant Superlntend ! ent Martin is in charge. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK. Feb. 13, 1902.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending ai eight rr. Friday;—Snow to-nigh,; probably fair to i morrow; northwest winds. Hartnett's Record, * Feb. 10.. Deg.-Feb. 17. Deg. * 3 p M. 0 A. M. ! « P. M. 33 9 A. M. iS 1 9 p M. 30.12 noon. 2$ i 12 midnight.28; jCawyers ~ - ‘Desiring expedition, neat work and • • « accuracy ...«•• in tko printing of aw *liJork Should use the • » • prompt delivery and moderate •••••• price service of the Jersey &'ty NOTICE, On the 13th day of February, 1902, the following assessment maps wer* filed in my office for collection. CHANGE OF GRADE MERCER ST. IMPROVEMENT MERCER ST, GRADING MERCER ST. ESTABLISHING NEWGRADE MERCER ST. THE MERCER STREET VIADUCT. OPENING AND EXTENSION M’ADOO AYE. IMPROVEMENT M’ADOO AVE. IMPROVEMENT GARRISON AVS. IMPROVEMENT WASHBURN ST. SEIER VAN WAGENEN. The assessments being *o large nod numerous we take this means of notify ing those interested who wish to pay withont interest, within thirty (3>.» days, as prescribed by law, that they can do so by culling or seeding for same* BOBEKT DAVIS, City Collector.