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LAST edition,
Chief Murphy Tells the
Police Board We Are
Wonderfully Tree
Prom Vice.
Crap Shooting Its Only Pre
valent Form in Spite
of Grand Jury
Even the Enterprising Burg
lar Has Had a Depres
sing Year.
“Journal’s” Howls Against the
City Refuted By Cold
Police Statistics.
At last night’s meeting of the Police
Board Chief of Police Benjamin Murphy
presented his annual report as follows:—
Headquarters, Police Department,
Jersey City, Feb. 1, 1902.
To the Honorable Board of Police Com
Gentlemen—In accordance with my du
ties I respectfully herewith submit to
your honorable body my report of the
operations of this force for the year end
During the past year our city has beer,
remarkably free from riots or serious dis
turbances of any kind.
No public gambling exists in our city:
neither is there any place in the city
equipped with the necessary devices and
implement^ for a gambling house. The
only gambling in this city is of a petty
character such as is played with cards
and policy playing conducted by what is
known as policy writers who take plays
only from those whom they know and as
these policy people use the greatest cau
tion is it quite difficult to get evidence
against them.
There are a few places in the city
•where poker playing is done that are
looked upon as gambling houses. These
game* are conducted behind locked doors
and as no one is admitted unless they are
known to the backer of the game or
vouched for by someone it is hard to get
evidence against the keeper bf such
places. An operation against a place of
'his sort was conducted from these head-,
juarters which resulted in getting good
evidence, the place was raided and the
proprietor Indicted.
Pool selling on horse racing, in accord
ance with your special instructions, is
made the duty of every member of the
force to suppress. Evidence was pro
cured against a man who was conducting
what is known as a hand book business, ,
and the Grand Jury has found a bill of in
dictment against him for the pool sell
ing. These two indictments will be salu
tary in that gamblers may know they can
be punished for violating the law.
Quite a number of arrests were made
during the year by precinct commanders
and their men for petit gambling which
cases were disposed of in the police courts
Crap shooting by boys on the streets sti'l
continues notwithstanding persistent ef
forts are made for its suppression.
Seventy-five arrests were made during
the year for various kinds of gambling.
The force continues its relentless war
fare on all kind* of vice and Immortality.
The constant watchfulness of saloons
where men and women resort and the
surveillance over lewd women upon the
streets and at their residences is success- I
ful In keeping our city as free from vice J
as is possible.
There are no public houses of prostitu- j
lion In this city. When a lewd woman at- j
tempts to conduct a disorderly house evi
dence Is soon procured and the house
Thirty-seven arrests of such cases were
made during the year.
Fifteen hundred and thirty-five persons
were apprehended this year for crimes
pjrainet the person, one hundred and
ninety less than the last year. This num
ber Includes four for murder and nine for
manslaughter, a gain of one for murder
and an increase of three for the minor
homicides. In all oases where human life
was taken by violence those guilty of the
crime were arrested.
Twenty-eight were captured for robbery
by violence on the streets. In nearly all
those robberies the victims were under
the influence of Ikiuor and lured to some
lonely spot 'before the crime was com
Twenty-two were apprehended for crim
inally assaulting females. In very many
of those assaults the crime was com
mitted on mere children. The vile
wretches who assaulted ihose young girls
were principally Ignorant foreigners who
wli! only obey our laws When they be
come aware of a certainty of punishment
If yea are eorofutoua, dyspeptic, rheumatic,
troublet With kidney complaint, general debil
ity belting strength, take Hoad’s Saraaparii.a.
on the conviction of crime. The severest
penalty should always be meted out to
this class of people.
Nine hundred^ and forty-eight persons
were arrested for the commission of crime
against property, one hundred less than
last year. One hundred and eighty felon
ious entries of stores and dwellings were
effected during the day time, from 8 A. M.
rto G P. M., and two hundred and eighty
four during the evening and night tours.
•But one robbery reached the amount of
one thousand dollars, four as nigh as five
hundred dollars and the remainder were
of small amounts.
The total value of property reported as
stolen was $25,887.84, against $28,471.16 last
year. The amount recovered by the po
lice and restored to owners was $10,557,
against $8,664 the previous year.
Our usual system of guarding vacant
houses during the absence of the occu
pants was adhered to last summer. Five
hundred and eighty-five were looked after
and visited, doors and lower windows ex
amined six times each twenty-four hours.
The result of this watchfulness i9 <to be
appreciated when it is known that but
four vacant houses were entered and
(By my direction inspector Arcaraiiu
and a ©quad of men made a systematic
investigation of suspected names upon the
registry for voting. About twelve hundred
names were inquired into with a result
that six hundred and sevanty-one were
found to be illegally thereon. Many of
those names were put down by people
who appeared in person, the majority
were registered by the affidavits of over
sealous partisans who were either per
sonally acquainted with the men whom'
they registered or were told the individual
resided at the place indicated. In the
former cases we were unable to tind any
one at the places given as their resi
dences. In the latter we found those
registered .to have removed to other parts
of the city or were dead. In others of
those cases names were duplicated and
some were non-voters. The affiants were
asked to come to these headquarters and
explain their conduct; no prosecution was
entered into as it seemed to be but fol- :
lowing a custom, as our subsequent ac- !
tion would prevent these names being
vote upon. In other cases, however, we
foun what appeare to be a felonious at
tempt to pad the registry and in .those
cases arrests were made.
Before election day we sent a list of all
the names found by us to be illegally upon
the registry to each of the political parties
and a list was also sent to each polling
place where those names were illegally
registered. Many arrests were made of
people who attempted to vote on these
This duty was done in an absolute fair
and impartial manner, all the investiga
tions were made by policemen in pairs,
one of each of the principal political par- _
tiesworking together.
The policy of this department for years
back has been to do all within its power
to aid in an honest election. In my opin- j
ion we very materially helped out in that j
direction last November.
Twenty fugitives from justice who fled i
from other States were captured in our ;
city and sent back to the jurisdiction :
ties they, fled-. \Ye .apprehended..!
four of our criminals in other States and.,
brought them back for trial.
The twelve detectives constituting the
detective Squad under the command of
Inspector Archibald have continued to
demonstrate their usefulness by many good
arrests. Among the most important cap
tures was the arrest of the Hill and Fish
er gang of burglars in the northern part
of the city. This gang of thieves con
sisted of Benjamin Hill, Joseph Fisher,
Joseph Tillewine and Wilbur Fuller, their
headquarters were at Hill’s home on
Leonard street, from where they operated
through Bergen, Passaic, Union and Es
sex counties. They committed seven bur
glaries in this county and also through
parts of the State of New York. Detec
tives Gallagher and Holtic for nearly two
weeks watched Hill's house from a room
in a house across the street. The detec
tives were finally rewarded by seeing Hill
leave his home with a bundle and after a
long chase Gallagher caught his man.
Holtic continued his watch until Galla
gher returned, when the house was sur
rounded by Captain Wohlleben and the ;
Sixth Precinct reserves. Fisher was found
in bed asleep in Hill’s house and arrested. ;
A patrol wagon ' full of stolen property j
was found in the house and a lot of pawn
tickets for jewelry and silverware. Tille- |
wine and Fuller were subsequently cap- j
tured. Portions of thirty-one burglaries
were recovered by this arrest. Inspector
Archibald and others of his squad ably
assisted In this Important case.
Another good arrest was that of a man
who had forged and uttered a number of
checks upon our merchants, he was traced
to Philadelphia and captured by Detective
Still another good arrest was that of two
colored men who had held up and robbed
a man on the street of a large sum of
money. Detectives Prescott and Lee lo
cated these men at Coney Island and
brought them back. They got ten years
in prison.
The detective squad made eight hun
dred and ninety arrests or over one-tenth
of the entire amount during the year.
Some months ago I received a number
of green goods circulars from people in
the South and West that had been mailed
in New York City. The people who re
ceived these circulars were told to tele
graph by Western Union Telegraph Com
pany to Claremont station on the Central
Railroad or to a Western Union office at
Danforth and Ocean avenues. I soon
discovered that the actual swindling did
hot occur in this city, but as this fact is
only known to those who do business with
the green goods people the good name of
our city is seriously compromised. By
extensive correspondence I succeeded in
locating the place in the city of New
York to where this gang of swindlers
lured their victims and referred (he whole
matter to the authorities of that city. De
tectives detailed on this case procured
evidence that I believe to be sufficient to
conv(gt a number of Western Union em
ployes for complicity in this crime.
Sketch of the force:—
Chief .....f.
Inspector .......
Burgeon ......
Captains .
Sergeants .
Detectives ..
Roundsmen ....
Patrolmen .
Acting patrolmen, first class.
Acting patrolmen, second class...
Acting oatrolmeri. third class.
Van driver .....
Doorman ....
Matron ...
Janitrix .... ..
You, gentlemen, have during this year
conferred honorable mention as follows:
Inspector li A. Archibald, Captain
Oeorge Wohlieben , <f.d Detectives ualj
lagher, Holttp and McNally for the cap
ture of the Hill and Higher gang of bur
Detective Daniel Lee, for the capture of
a boarding house thief.
Detective Michael McNally, for the cap
ture of an office building thief.
Patrolman John Nugent, for the capture
of a sneak ...,ef on description.
Patrolman E. O'Connor, for bravery at
a Are in a tenement house.
Patrolman Frank Meehan, for qualifica
tion shown In making art arrest of a col
ored man.
Patrolman Arthur Britton, for the ar
rest of a horse thief on description.
Patrolman Joseph May, for the capture
of two men on description who were want
ed for holding up and robbing a man.
Acting Patrolman James J. Langan, for
manner in which he procured evidence
against a gambling hourse.
Sergeant Arthur Fry died February 13,
1901. He came Into the service on De
cember 1, 1887.
Patrolman William T. Connolly died
March 3, 1901. He came into the service
on February 15, 1897.
Patrolman Patrick Reilly died May 27.
1901. He came into the service June 30,
Acting Patrolman William A. svmes
died April 9. 1901. He came Into the ser
vice on December 1, 1900.
Patrolman Peter Morris died December
19, 1901. He entered the service May 5,
Permit me, gentlemen, to suggest to
you the equipping and mounting of three
more men. The rapid growth of our city
makes It quite Imperative that better pro
tection be given to the western and
southern portion. A mounted man
should, I believe, patrol the south-eastern
portion of the Lafayette section.
I would also suggest the demolition of
the building in the rear of the Third
precinct station now used as a prison,,
with a boys' and women’s prison built
on top of the same. This building was
erected twenty-four years ago. What is
now the boys’ and women's prison was
for years used as a lodging place which
did not improve its sanitary condition.
The prison for men is of stone and mor
tar, and has become Impregnated with
everything detrimental to health. In
fact, the whole place is a disgrace to
our modern police system. There is am
ple room, twenty-five by fifty feet, on the
site to erect a modern prison for boys,
women and men with ample quarters for
The discipline and general efficiency
of the force continues first class. Gen
eral satisfaction was given to the young
men on the forcp by the action of your
honorable body in advancing them to
ward the goal of their ambition at the
commencement of the present fiscal year.
Jhe personnel of the force is all that
could be desired, the young men com
ing into the service are intelligent and
show a disposition, to become familiar
with their duties. In the interest of
these young policemen’ I would . suggest
you ask for legislation in their behalf
so they may feel assured of promotion
if they prove worthy of it, until they
become full patrolmen as provided for
by your resolution.
Permit me to commend to your honor
able barip—th* .officers- and men oi. the
force for their general efficiency and
good conduct.
I take this opportunity to express to
you my thanks for your assistance in
the discharge of my duty, and your of
ficial court! sy upon many occasions dur
ing the year.
1 am, gentlemen, your most obedleht
Chief of Police.
Union Hill Councilmen Not
Legally Elected Says
Supreme Court
The Supreme Court at Trenton yester
day gave a decision against the .-ayor
and Common Council of Union Hill in the
case instituted by certain citizens of th it
town for the purpose of testing the legal
ity of the act of 1891 under which the
township elects its officers. The Court
declared the act of 1891 illegal and the
entire board of council as it stands now
is therefore an illegal body.
Since 1S97 Union Hfil has elected Us
councilmen by wards instead of voting for
them throughout the township. The au
thority given for so doing was the act
of 1891. One alderman-at-large was elect
ed together with six councilmen. Tne
alderman at large is commonly called the
Mayor. Mayor Schlemm at present holds
the office. Doubt has existed as to the
legality of the method of electing the
township b y for some time,, but it was
not until recently that proceedings were
begun to ascertain whether or not the
act of 1891 was legal.
The case was brought before the court
on Quo warranta proceedings by Senator
Robert S. Hudspeth of this city and ex
Asemblyman Horace L. Alien of Hoboken.
The decision make® the present body a
de facto board and means that at the
next charter election the entire board will
have to be re-elected In a proper manner
as provided in the townshing charter.
Six councilmen only will be elected and
no alderman-at-large or Mayor will here
after be voted for by. the people. The
Cnairman of the Board of Council will
be chosen annually by the members of the
A message was received last night at
police headquarters from the police of the
Church street station. New York, that |
they had in custody a man Who gave hi* j
name and address a* 'Thomas Wobb. of
No. 188 Boyd avenue, and who said he
had a few hours before shot a man whom
he found In hi* home with his wife. Mrs
Wobb, hi* wife, informed the Fourth pre
cinct police that no such incident had
taken place, and that her husband left
home yesterday afternoon "craey drunk."
Wobb told his story to a stranger on one
of the ferryboats bound for New York and
the stranger handed him over to a couplq
of New York detectives.
Wobb was let go this mernlng.
Aw 014 and Well Triad Remedy.
Mr*. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for chil
dren teething snould always be need tor
children while teething. It eeftsas the
gums, allay# tb« pain, cures, wind ostbl
and l* the best remedy, fof 4larrh#i|r
T»onty-fit's cent* per trttUS. ,,X.
Atlantic City Sunday Beer
Bill Has the G. 0. P.
in Distress.
Usual Arguments Based on
Narrow Prejudice to Kill ..
Public Comfort.
[Special to “The Jersey City News.”]
TRENTON, Feb. 25, 1902—A. fine hoi
net’s nest has been stirred up by a bill
which was introduced by Senator Lee, of
Atlantic, for the purpose of stopping the
Interference with the Sunday liquor traffic
in Atlantic City. The bill provides that
local police courts shall Have jurisdiction,
in qases of violation of the law forbidding
the sale of liquor on Sunday, and tha|
where such cases have been passed upon
by the police courts the grand jury shall
not entertain complaints against such vio|
lators of the law.
The law and order people, Methodist
Church and temperance people of every
shade of polnion in the southern section
of the State are up in arms against th<
measure. The various ministerial union!
in this section held highly indignant meet'
ngs as soon as they realized the full im-i
port of the measure, and solemnly resolv-i
ed to oppose it with all their power,
They secured a hearing on the bill and
retained ex-Judge Lanning, one of the le
gal sharps among the laymen of the
Methodist Church, to represent them.
Tile Committee on Revision of Laws, to
which the bill was referred, gave a hear
ing upon the bill In the Assembly Cham
ber yesterday afternoon, and every seat
in the chamber was filled with clergymen
and those opposed to the bill.
The Rev. J. W. Marshall, D. D., pastor
of the Centenary M. E. Church, of Cam
den, was master of ceremonies and intro
duced the speakers. The hearing was set
down for four o'clock, and the opponents
of the measure were all in the chamber
with their loins girded up for the fray
when that hour arrived, but their were
no signs of the committee. As the big
hand of the clock slowly crept around to
five and the committee failed to appear,
righteous indignation got the better of the
Rev. Mr. Marshall, and he hotly declared
that the time had come when the Senators ]
should be in attendance. A messenger
was sent for them and soon Senators
Reed and Wakelee, the Republican mem
bers of the committee appeared and took
their seats, on the Speaker's chair. With
them came Senators Lee, Cross. Hutchin
son, Hand and President Francis. Mr.
Wakelee took the chair and apologized for
the Senator's tardiness, explaining that
they had been waiting, for the third mem
ber . of the committee, who is Senator
Qebhardt, the Democratic representative,
of p
Dr. Marshall opened theproceedings by
calling attention to section 18, article 1, of
the State- Constitution, which provides
that the people shall have the right to
assemble for the discussion of all ques- ;
tions, and said that it was under that j
clause of the Constitution they were then i
He then made a strong plea for the
“Christian Sabbath,’’ which, he said, the
bill threatened to desrtoy. Hhe was fol
lowed by the Rev. James L. Holland, 1
president of the Ministerial Union of
Trenton, who read this opinion of Judge
Lannlng, which embodies the legal ob
jections to the bill:
Senate bill No. 42 is vicious legislation.
It should be defeated for the following
1. Its first section is unconstitutional
because it attempts to amend the 66th and
68th sections of the Crimes Act without
reciting the sections and by mere refer
ence to them.
2. The whole act is unconstitutional be
cause it is a special law, applicable only
to those clues whose ordinances provi le
for the punishement of persons who un
lawfully sell intoxicating liquors. It
does not apply to those cities tnat have
no such ordinances.
3. It is opposed to sound morals. Forty
years ago it was decided by our Supreme
Court (State v. Williams, 1 Vroom 103)
that a person who habitually sells intoxi
cating liquors on Sunday is indictable at
common law for maintaining a disorderly
house. The police power of the State may
be properly exercised for the protection,
but not for* rhe destruction of the pub
lic morals.
4. It is opposed to a sound political pol- |
Icy. Our laws regulating the sales of In
toxicating liquors are Intended to be re
strictive. This is because the public gen
erally believe that the excessive use of
intoxicating lienors tends to make men
disorderly. The restrictive character of
our liquor legislation Is the outcome of a
popular demand. There is no popular de
mand for freer license In the sales of In
toxicating liquors. The people of inis
State arc opposed to any greater liberillty
in the law concerning the sales of Intoxi
cating liquors than we now have.
5. The police power of the State, as ad
ministered by grand puries and public
prosecutors, should never be surrendered,
on subjects that do not peculiarly affect
cities, to common councils and police jus
tices. In ever}' town and borough, and
m every township, there are or may be
Illegal sales of intoxicating liquors. This
subject concerns the whole State. It
should be de.-tlfh with by a general law
having uniform operation throughout the
State.' The State s authority and her dig
nity must be preserved. She should not
surrender this most Important power of
police to be controlled by the caprices and
whims.and the differing judgments, even
though honest, of local municipal offi
6. It will tend to make still more diffi
cult of solution the great problems of
munietpar government. If It becomes a
law each city will then have a law unto
Itself on a subject which affects every
part of the State, and yet which the State,
by Us ordinary Instrumentalities, cannot
deal with. There can be no Justification
for imposing upon a city s duty with re
spect to One administration .of penal laws
within its limits that wholly relieves the
laff officers of the State from that bur
den, ' *
1,' renal laws should operate equally up
on all classes of cttlsens. It Is Inequitable
arid unjust to provide by. law that every
man outside of a etty who Illegally sells
Intoxicating liquor. shall be,' subject to
punishment fer a lhlade
PWUbmcut n4r.be a «n*
Mm m
ndt exceeding 51,000 or imprisonment not
exceeding three years, or both), while a
man within a city who unlawfully se.ls
such liquor snail be subject only to a fine,
rarely exceeding 5100, to be collected by
1 a suit before a police justice under the
provisions of the city ordinance.
S. The social conditions in our cities are
today, more than ever before, the subject
-of study by our most learned and experi
enced students and politicians. It is uni
versally admitted that the excessive use
of intoxicating liquors goes along with
crime. Improvement in^pur social condi
tions demands further restrictions in tin
use of intoxicating liquors, and this caa
be had orrty by further restrictions in
their Bales.
The proposed law is bad. It has no char
acteristic that can be commended. It
ought to be condemned by every good
citlssen, and especially by every good leg
The Rev. T. H. Landon. president of the
Rordentown Military Institute, warned
the Republicans to beware how they
massed such bills. He reminded them of
The race track legislation of some years
ago. and recalled how the people arose in
their might and swept out flf power the
people who passed these nefarious bilts
and have not permitted them to retu-n
since. * * -. f
me proposed law, the Rev. George B.
Wright, of the Union M. B. Church. Cam
den, declared permitted men to commit
erlme and evade the penalty thereof, and
the Rev. A. W. Wishart, pastor of the
largest Baptist church In this city and
editor of the Trenton Times, declared
that the people of the State were opposed,
to letting Atlantic City do as she pleased
with the Sunday liquor selling law. and If
the bill was passed,would bear It In mind,
when they came to vote next fall.
Senator Lee declared that'the bill was
handed to him by one of the most reput
able citizens In the State, one who was
not a liquor dealeT nor in any way con
nected with the liquor selling interests. It
was advocated by respectable men in At
lantic Clty,_and he was told that it only
re-enacted the old law of 1874, which the
I Revision Commission had inadvertently
] le£t off the statute books. He had no
personal interest in the measure, and was
; told that it would do away with the dlffl- j
' eulty of obtaining reputable witnesses to j
go before the grand Jury in excise cases. j
Eighty per cent, of the citizens of Atlantic
City favored the bill.
He was there, the Senator declared, to
advocate only what was good for the
State. If the bill was good for Atlantic
City and bad for the State, be would op
pose it.
Several clergymen spoke against the
hill, and the committee adjourned the
Papers Signed Adjusting
Water Financial Troubles
and Now City Must Act.
AtHoon To-day~fn the offices of a promi
nent financier In New York, the last paper
was signed botween tho-representatives of
Mr. Patrick H. Flynn and the capitalists
Interested in the East Jersey Water Com- :
' pany, who will advance J3.500.000 for the j
: completion of the contract.
• ("There Is nothing to do now." said Mr. i
j Edlow W. Harrison this morning to a j
News reporter, “but make an appointment ;
with -tjie Mayor and the; official boards |
; and submit our propositions.”
Both Mr. W. D. Edwards and Mr. W. H.
Cortfln, representing respectively the Jer- j
sey City Water Supply Comanpy and the j
syndicate were at Trenton to-day. They
are expected In town by this afternoon,
and a date for the joint meeting will then,
be fixed.
Hla Daughter, Who Kan Away, Now
tho B’nshin* Bride of M* Powell.
Mr. Charles Grimiey, the father of Miss !
Josie Grimiey, -the sixteen-year-old girl
Who ran away from her home, No. 4(11
Fairmount avenue, on Sunday, February
16, had another story to tell the ropprters
last night regarding his daughter's ac
tions. On Sunday night he said that she
was married the same night that she ran
away, hut the name of his son-in-law he
kept a secret.
Last night when the reporters called as j
usual for more details Papa Grim’.ey told
them that his daughter had been married
a few hours before in New York to j
George Powell, twenty-five yoars old, of j
No. 14 Corbin avenue. Powell is said to j
manage a livery stable in New York. The j
name of the person who performed the
ceremony and the witnesses was not given
out by Mr. Grimiey.
Mr. Grimiey sold he did not care to go
into any more details. He said in con
clusion that his daughter was happily
married and he was perfectly satisfied
with the developments. The youthful
brido could not be Seen last night.
T^li4(T Hobokonite Mistakes Chloro
form for WMskay and Nasr'y Dios
Salvator Togoia, an Italian, who lives
at No. 625 Adam street. Hoboken, will
probably never again drink a ‘ night cap”
in the dark as long as he livea. On a
shelf in a closet of Togoia’s bed room ;
were three bottles. one containing
whiskey, another paregoric and a third
a liniment, the principal ingredient of j
which "was chloroform.
At ten o’clock last night one of the little ;
Togolas, the youngest of four little tots,
began to cry. Togoia got out of bed and
without lighting a lamp administered to
the infant the usual dose of paragorlc. j
While he was out of bed he" concluded to >
take a Anal “night cap” himself. He
groped for the whiskey but got hold of
the bottle of chloroform instead. To :
make the story Fhort he was insensible a i
minute later and when he came to this
morning he found himself in St. Mary a
Hospital. The physicians at the hospital
said that the “night cap” almost- cost j
Togoia His life.
Arm You Going Anywkerof
If ao, a Utter or a postal card ad
dressed to Quy Adams, Division Passen
ger Agent, Lackawanna, No, 749 Broad
street, Newark, will bring you full infor
mation in regard to rates, routes, time
of tralne or saHings^of^stenmcTs, berth or
JRMWWM1V •-Southern

Hoffman of Monmouth Puts
in a Batch for Jersey
City’s Mayor.
Music, Baths, Dispensaries
and Hospitals—Excise
Money Use.
[Special to “The Jerney City News.”!
TRENTON, Feb. 25, 1902.-The true ob
ject of the visit of Mayor Fagan and hi*
suite to the State House became more ap
parent this morning when a hatch of bills
affecting Jersey City came in. Chief
among them was one by ex-Judge Hoff
man of Monmouth. who looks after (Hud
son's interests on the Republican side.
It is the bill for a new City Hospital and
is not the one published exclusively in
the “Evening Journal” last week.
Judge Hoffman's bill provides that when
the Board having charge of the City Hos
pital, which.in the case of Jersey City is
the Health Board, shall by resolution de
clare that the present hospital is inade
quate and unsanitary, the board shall so
declare by resolution and Upon presenta
tion of that resolution to the Board of
Finance the latter board shall in its dis
cretion issue four per cent, bonds not to
exceed 1300,080 and provide for the same
in the tax levy. The proceeds of these
bonds shall be turned over to the Health
Board for the purpose of purchasing ad
lit ional land and all necessary operations
tor the construction of a new building.
Another of the bills by Judge Hoffman
provides that the Board of Finance- may
provide annually a sum not to exceed
(10,800, for the purpose of establishing
throughout the city dispensaries where
medical attendance and medicines can be
procured by the poor free of charge. This
s announced as one of Mayor Fagan’s pet
measures, and it is considered a good
;hing. as the only dispensary now in the
city is the Hospital, which is a long, .ong
ioprney for the poor peo!e\ especially
mothers and children who In most cases
ire too poor to pay carfare and the jour
ley particularly in hot w'eather weather is
i great handicap.
Still another measure is attrvomea oy >
ihe staff to Mayor Fagan’s deep, deep j
yearning for the well being of “the dear ,
peepul.” It provides for free band con- j
certs in the public parks and authorizes
the Board of Finance to appropriate a
;nm not exceeding $15,000 for the purpose
of providing the music. In order that the
dear “peepui" may enjoy this munificence
of their new Mayor this summer. e b'U
contains a provision which permits the
Finance Board to borrow money at once
in anticipation of next year’s taxes.
- One'at-the, papist impoVtant of this batch
of" bills provides for a new distribution of
the liquor license money. According to
the law at present the license money must
be distributed aarbitrarily fifty per cent,
for the repaving of paved street; twenty
five per cent, for the repair of public
schools, and twenty-five per cent, for the
sinking funds. Mr. Hoffman's bl’.l this
morning makes a new distribution by pro
viding that the Board of Finance may, in
its discretion, appropriate a sum not ex
ceeding 50 per cent, of the money for pub
lic schools. The idea of this is to remove
the arbitrary rule of the law so that if in
one year it may not be necessary to ex
pend the entire 50 per cent, for repaving
paved streets, the balance may be given
to the schools, and vice versa. Twenty
five per cent, of the money will continue
to be paid into the sinking fund.
The last of Mayor Fagan’s measures is
certainly in the interests of a clean con
stituency if not a clean government. It
provides that the Board of Finance may
In its discretion issue four per cent, bonds
not to exceed $50,000, and with the pro
ceeds thereof purchase lands and ereot
thereon bathhouses for the free use of
the citizens. Board, also in its discre
tion, may annually appropriate $15,001 for
the maintenance of these free baths.
These baths are to be under control of a
committee of the Board of F.nance, to be
known as the Committee on Baths and
Gymnasiums. . __
At the request of the Twelfth Ward
Improvement Association of Jersey City,
Mr. Schurman introduced a bill providing
for an increase In the appropriation for
RSverview Park, which was opened last
summer at Ogden and Bowers street, Jer
sey City. Under the original act the
amount to be expended on this park was
placed at $200,000. Mr. Schurmann’s bill,
which is in reality an amendment, in
creases that amount to $350,000, and. makes
suitable provision for issuing bonds for
tbs inciease.
Legislature Passes a Bill of
Murderous Extermination
Only Mosquitoes However.
(Special to "The Jersey City News.”)
TRENTON. Feb. 25. 1902,-Rcars of
laughter and shouts of merriment awoke
the House from Us seven weeks’ sleep
this morning. The cause of the merri- j
ment was Judge Hoffman s bill which ap- ,
oroprlates 210.000 to the 'New Jersey Agrl- ;
cultural Experiment Station for the in
vestigation and report upon the mosquito
problem and its relation to the health and
ither 'interests of the State.
Judge Hoffman spoke seriously for his
measure, saying that ft had been satis
tactoryly demonstrated that the mosquito
was the means of transmitting danger
jus diseases.
Mr. Honer started the laughter by de
claring that he opposed the bill because it
sought to exterminate New Jersey's ria
;lve bird. Mr. Fremont also opposed the
neasure because of the phraseology which
set forth that a mosquito "occurred" in
stead of "bit." Mr. Dennin said that he
jpposed the bill because it did not go far
enough. He had painful exhibits to offer
:o cover his objections to the blit. If the
gentleman was so to amend his bill so as
:o indict, convict and posBlbly hang the
Quinine Tablets. All
n«r it it fails to car*,
s || an each box, tic.
fake Laxative Brotno
druggists refund the m
B. W. Omva s.sigaatui
GAS RADIATORS are economical,
convenient and clean; no dirt, no ashes,
no smoke, lighted in an instant, perfect
regulation of temperature. Prices from
$2.15 up-Gas Heaters from $1.25 tup,
Grates from $5.50 up and Logs at 30
cents an inch.
Attractive Gas Reading Lamps fitted
with Welsbach lamps are a necessity in
the household. The danger, smell and
trouble of oil dispensed with. Tasteful
designs at prices ranging from $1.50 up
ward, connected with tubing complete.
Hudson Co. Gas Company
proprietors of hotels who harbored live
and able-bodied bedbugs with which he
had come in contact, he would support the
Judge Hoffman couldn’t understand how
any animal or insect would take a chance
of landing on a Hudson lawyer when he
was sure to fall off deade.
In reply Dennin paid he could r.ot un
derstand how any mosquito would take
a chanee of landing on Judge 'Hoffman
unless the-mosqulto had premeditated co
signs of suicide.
Judge Hoffman became serious again
and said it was possible to eradicate the
mosquito and told how land enterprise
in his courfty bad been ruined by the
pest. _ _
c Olid fry members got off
some pretty fierce jokes and then the
bill-passed by a vote of 43 to 19.
Assemblymen Schumann Wants Con
gress to Mediate in Favor of Peace
(Special to “The Jersey City News.”)*
TRENTON, Feb 25. Mr. Carl
George Albert Schumann of Hudson came
nobly to the front last night in the House
as the cilampion of the Boers. His efforts
in behalf of the Afrikanders took the
shape of a long set of resolutions to the
effect that Congress should offer its
friendly offices m the interests of peace.
The resolution was sent to the Judiciary
Gratifying Decrease in Cases
of Cruelty to Horses—
Only Seven Arrests.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruel
ty to animals made public the following
The society had less trouble during thl3
storm than in any other previous blizzard
since its organization. There was very
little cruelty to horses and in many eases
such unnecessary acts of drivers were
prevented by officers and members of the
society. It may be surprising to most
people to know that in many instances
where drivers did abuse their horses anil
where officers of the society were not
present, citizens took an active part in
stopping the cruelty. One hundred and I
thirty-live teams were helped up hills in j
Jersey City and Hoboken: ISO horses were !
blanketed, 15 horses that had become |
lame from stepping in frozen ruts were [
sent to their stables. 4 disabled horses j
were removed to the hospital In large am- j
bulances, and upwards of 50 dogs and I
cats homeless and starving were taken ■
off the streets and removed to the shelter- j
9 horses were received at shelter.
The officers removed a large number !
of electric wtre3 winch were strewn about
the streets on Friday night and Saturday,
sand was strewn on sleety and snowy
hills, snow was' removed from places
where wagons were apt to be stack, and
a large number of horses unable to pull
their loads were re-enforced through the
agency of the society by extra horses. ,
The society sent from Its office a Treat
many letters to employers of drivers who
had been seen over-driving, over-work
ing, failing to blanket and abusing their
horses.- Extra officers have been at tnc
Junction, on the Newark avenue hills,
and at all ferries in Jersey City, Hobok v.
and Weehawken, since the storm com
menced, and will remain there to he’.p
drivers and prevent cruelty until ,.ie
thaw Is over. There was only seven ar
rests in the entire county. The causes of
arrest were for failing to blanket, over- J
working and beating disabled horses. As- :
sistant Superintendent Van Beufen on
Saturday caught a runaway horses on
Grand street. It was attached to a wag
on owned by John Da try tuple, No. 88 Har
rison avenue, Jersey City, the horse had
got frightened In the storm and was la j
a fair way to doing a lot of damage.
Dr. E. Mathews of the society report*! 1
that there were not as many eases for
tne veterinarian as might be expected.
and that most M the horses which gave j
out were those which had been over
worked. Most of the cases he had to at- ]
tend to were those of horses whioeh had
become tame through stepping tn ruts j
caused by wagon wheels and frosep. j
Flemming Mansion Trans
ferred Into a Suitable
Place for Children.
The new annex to No. 1 Public School,
which was purchased about two months
ago by the Board of Education for $13.00
from the Flemming estate, will be opened
for the reception of children about the
part- of - ' ■ - T
The Annex is situated in the large
three-story brownstone mansion at No. S2
Grand street, which was formerly occu
pied by the well-known Flemming family
of this city. It has received a thorough
j overhauling from top to bottom, at a cost
of at least $6,000, %nd everything is now
in readiness, and the interior of the build
ing presents an up-to-date school build
It has ten class rooms, and will be used
as a primary department as the children
in the ppresent school are overcrowded.
This new annex will do away with I no
crowding and every child in the lower sec
tion will be able to attend school.
On the first floor there are two largo
class rooms and cloak rooms attached,
and to the right as you enter the building
the principal s office is situated.
The second floor has four class rooms,
as also has the third floor. The classes
are ail very airy ones and there is plenty
of room between the desks in each class.
The toilet room for the teachers will ba
located on the second floor.
The stairway leading from the ground
floor to the top of the building is a very
wide one, and three children can easily
descend in three abreast.
There wilt be room enough for about
three hundred pupils. The play room for
the children will be located in the cellar,
which has plenty of light and which i»
The sanitary arrangements are excellent
and a more suitable building for Its pur
pose could not have been secured by tha
Board of Education. At the last meeting
of the Board of Education they asked that
thev be allowed an extra appropriation of
$612 for two new teachers for the annex,
as they are scarce of teachers at the pres
ent time. _
Health Inspector Daniel Benjamin last /
night presented his annual report to
Health Board. The report was complete*!
before the present epidemic of smallpox
was scarcely under way, and does npt,
therefore, contain any interesting satis
tics on that subject. The Inspector at
the time of writing his report predicted
that there would be an epidemic of the
disease and advised the Board to urge
upon the people through the press the
importance of vaccination as the peop.es
best protection against the disease. He
aavs in his report that Jersey city had
suffered very lightly with the *■*“**•
of the disease in comparison with o.her
cities of the United States. The other
statistics show the city to have been in
a healthy condition. The total receipts
of the Board for the year amounted to
J10 363.61. and that of the expeditures,
General Sessions Court. 'Feb. 2fi—P*s
quale Fuerola and John 1>. Cox. carna;
abuse; Thomas Burke, assault and bat
^cTrcuit Court. Fro. 2S—Nss. 358. 285.
Feb. 27—Nos. 244, SB. 258.
Supreme Court motion day every Satur
day for balance of term. . . .
The Grand Jury meet at one o clock
on Friday afternoon.
NEW YORK. FeK 25. 19v2 —Force®
the thirty-six hours c-ndin? at
Wednesday:—1Qcoerally fair tonight
tomorrow; northwest winds.
Hartnett’* Record.
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12 midnight. 3V_
pavonla Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra
lam nans. and filled With red. ripe tanaroes.
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