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TOT. XIV.—NO. 3933 JERSEY CITY, THURSDAY MARCH 6, 1902. LAST EOeriOM. ONE CENT LAST EDITION. PRICE 65E CENT. ~ [AST JERSEY ON Central Figure in the New Proposals for the Com pletion of the Water Con tract. GUARANTEES , EVERYTHING Money, Work and Tempor ary Supply in Return for Twenty Months' Delay. INCONCLUSIVE CONFERENCE City Officials Hear Offers, Re ceive Draft Contract and Reserve De cision. There was a conference on water yester day at Mayor Fagan’s office in the City Hall. At it were the Mayor, the Board of Street and Water Commissioners, the Board of Finance, Chief Engineer Gar wood Ferris, Corporation Counsel George L. Record, and Assistant Corporation At torney Robert Carey, all representing the city; William D. Edwards and Edlow N. Harrison, representing P. H. Flynn and the Jersey City Water Supply Com pany, and William H. Corbin, represent ing the Ipast Jersey Water Company and the New' Jersey General Security Com pany. Mr. Corbin, as the representative of the new combination between the water com panies with all their plans and induce ments to offer the city and all their promises to voice, was the central figure at the opening of the conference, but “Bob” Carey soon assumed the air of the most important one present. His re markable activity, mental and physical, wore both useful and important. During the interchange of views between those present Mr. Carey pitted himself against Mr. Corbin. He came out a fair second. Even Mr. Record had less to say than Mr. Carey. The whole of the session is summed up in saying that the Water Companies re quested an extension of time to December 25, 1903, in which to complete their plant without penalty. For this extension, the companies prom ise a continuance of the temporary sup ply the city is now receiving and a spee dy completion of the pipe line at this end of the system so that a greater sup ply than is now furnished, and at high pressure may be had with less expense than at present. This decrease in ex pense will be as much as $1 a million gal lons of water. As the city uses thirty-six million gallons a day the saving to the city will be $36 a day. Mr. Corbin ex plained that the company has fixed De cember 25, 1903, as the date of complet ion because that is an outside date, the company being confident that the plant will be completed long before then. The city ' authorities listened to what was offered and said they would think the matter over and let the water companies know what they decided on. This was perfectly satisfactory to all concerned, and less than a half hour after the first of those present arrived the conference was over. Mr. Corbin said that the Jersey City Water Supply Company had now at hand the necessary $3,800,000 to complete the works and that this amount will be avail able if the extension of time asked is granted. He said he did not ask for any change whatever in the original contract, but had drawn drafts of new contracts to be entered into between the city and the company. This drew' from Mr. Fer ris a request for information concerning that clause in the original contract re garding the length of time the city would have in which to test the new works be fore buying. He was told that the city would have as much time as it wished. Here Mr. Record spoke. “How long would it be necessary for the city to test the works properly?” he asked Mr. Fer ris. “Six months,” was the reply. Mr. Corbin read the drafts of the con tracts he had drawn up. They were as follows:— THE MARC CONTRACT. This agreement, made the day of February. A. D. nineteen hundred and two. between the Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City, a municipal corporation of the State of New Jersey, party of the first part, and Patrick H. Flynn, of •Brooklyn, In the State of New York, and the Jersey City Water Supply Company, a corporation of the State of New Jersey, party of the second part; witnesseth. Whereas. A contract in writing was en tered into between the Mayor and Aider men of Jersey City and Patrick H. Flynn, dated February twenty-eighth, one thou sand nine hundred and nin'ty-nine, wrere fcy paid Fiynn was to provide a supply of water for said city and to construct water works for said city, which the city •had" the option to buy, as by reference to sua'd contract will more fully appear; and Whereas. Afterwaids the said contract was by the said Fa trick H. Flynn as signed to and his obligations thereunder by the Jersey City Water Supply Company; and Whereas. 'By another agreement dated July seventh, nineteen hundred and one, between the parties hereto, the said con tract wap in divers respect^ modified and changed as by reference thereto will more fully appear: and Whereas, The water works provided for jn said contracts have not yet been com pleted, and it is now apparent that the same cannot be completed within the time limited in »aid contracts; and the An Old andWell Tried Remody. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for chil dren teething snouid away* be used for children while teething. It softens the gums, alias* the pain, cures wind collo and is the c-es; remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle. sail} party of the second part desire an extension of the lime for the completion of the same and the fulfillment of their contracts; and . Whereas, The city is now receiving Us supply of water from the East Jersey Water Company under a temporary con tract which will expire on October twen ty-third, nineteen hundred and two; ant. Whereas, For the purpose of inducing the city to grant the extension of time hereinafter mentioned, and as a consider ation therefor, the party of the second part have secured the consent of the .bast Jersey Water Company and the New Jer sey General Security Company to execute an agreement bearing even date herewith, and a copy whereof is appended hereto, whereby the Mayor and Aldermen of Jer sey City will secure a continuance of the temporary supply of water until the new supply from the Rockaway River shall be put in use and whereby the said city will secure the early completion o*f that portion of the new pipe line which wl.i lie between Upper Montclair and the High Service Works in Jersey City, and will secure the delivery of said temporary supply of water through the same more copiously and at the high pressure cabled for in the said contract of February -8, 1899 and will secure certain other ad vantages and benefits under said contract, as by reference thereto will more tdis appear. .. .. * .. _ I\ U W r J ULIClUlt, --- premises arid of one dollar to them in hand paid by the party of the second part, the Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City do hereby agree that the time to complete the work and furnish the water specified in said contract of February 2Sth, 1S99, shall be and hereby is extended until December 26th. 1903. And it is agreed. That not penalties for delay under said contracts and specifica tions shall be incurred or reckoned, ex cept from and after December 23th, 1903. And it is further agreed, That in all other respects the said contract of Feb ruary 2Sth, 1899, as modified by the con tract of July 7th, 1901, is hereby ratified and confirmed; and all the contract rights and relations between the parties hereto, as they existed before the making of this instrument, are ratified and continued unchanged, except as expressly changed by this instrument. In witness whereof, 'the party of the first part hath caused its corporate seal to be hereto affixed and these presents (executed in triplicate) signed by its Mavor. the President of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners, and the President of the Board of Finance and attested by the City Clerk; and the said Patrick H. Flvnn has hereunto set his hand and seal, and the Jersey City Water Supply Comnany hath caused Its corpo rate seal to be hereto affixed and duly at tested and these presents to be signed by its President the day and year first above Temporary supply contract. This agreement, made the day of February, nineteen hundred and two, between the East Jersey Water Company, a corporation of the State of New Jersey, party of the first part; the New Jersey General Security Company, a corporation of the Slate of New Jersey, party of the second part; Patrick H. Flynn of Brooklyn, New York, and the Jersey City Water Supply Company, a corporation of the State of New Jersey, parties of the third part, and the Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City, party of the fourth part; wltnesseth: Whereas, The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City, at the request of the parties of the first and second parts, have grant ed to the parties of the third part an ex tension of the time to complete the work and furnish the water specified in the contract dated February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, be tween said city and Patrick H. Flynn, as bv reference to an agreement bearing even date herewith between the i«ayor and Aldermen of Jersey City of the one part, and Patrick II. Flynn and tne Jer sey City Water Supply Company of the other part, will more fully appear; and Whereas. The party of the fourth part are at present obtaining their public wa ter supply from the party of the first part under a temporary contract, which will expire on October twenty-third, nine teen hundred and two: and it is now ap parent that the new water works cannot be completed and a supply obtained there from until long after that date, and the city is desirous of providing and continu ing such temporary supply until the said new supply can be obtained, and also of obtaining the use as soon as possible of the easterly portion of the new main, In lieu of the old and insecure mains, now being used between Belleville and Jersey City, so that the temporary supply of water may be delivered in Jersey lily more copiously and at a sufficiently high pressure to answer the High Service re quirements of the said Flynn contract, and to relieve the city from the neces sity of pumping; and the city is desir ous to obtain the other advantages of this contract hereinafter set forth. Now, this agreement, witnesseth: Firs'—That the party of the first part has agreed and hereby doth agree to con tinue its said temporary supply of water to Jersey City, which it Is now furnish ing under its contract with said city, dated April twenty-second, eighteen hun dred and ninety-seven, at the present price of thlrtv-five dollars ($35) per mil lion gallons (1.000,090), until the 25th day of December, nineteen hundred and three, and thereafter, if necessary, until the rfty shall have obtained and put In use the new supply from the Rockaway River by means of the water works which are being constructed under said contract with said Patrick 'H Flynn, the terms and eondltiona of said contract of April 22. 1897, being continued in force accord ingly. Second—And the party of the first part further agrees that as soon as the new' main, now being constructed under slid Flynn contract by the Jersey City Water Supply Company, shall be completed from the High Service Works at Jersey City to the point in Upper Montclair, where the same crosses the existing ma n of the party of the first part, it will per mit and allow-, under its direction, the Jersey City Water Supply Company to connect the two mains at that point with proper pipes, connections, vaiveo, meters and other appliances, and will thereafter, as soon as the said new main is ready for use, deliver the said temporary supp’y of water into said new main at Upper Montclair, so that the city may receive the same through said new main at High Service Works in Jersey City instead of through the old main from Belleville to Jersey City as heretofore, and will de liver the same into said new main at a pressure sufficient to answer ai: the High Service conditions of the said Flynn con tract of February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, the said water to be metered at the connection between said mains at Upper Montclair; the said new main while so used for the carriage of said temporary supply is to be main tained and kept in order by and at the expense of the Jersey City Water Supply Company. The said connections, valves, meters and other appliances at Upper Montclair, which are to be installed as aforesaid by the Jersey City Water Sup ply Company, shall, in case of the pur chase of the water works by the party ;of the fourth part, be transferred to them as a part of the works, without additional ' charge. The Mayor and Aldermen of Jer sey City hereby consenting to receive ! such delivery in lieu of delivery at Belie wille, as provided in the contract of April twenty-second, eighteen hundred and 'ninety-seven, and agreeing also to the continuance of said temporary supply in | the manner and at the price and under the conditions aforesaid. Third—And the parties or the nrst ana i second parts for the considerations afore said hereby further covenant and agree to and with the party of the fourth part that they will forthwith acquire a control ing interest in the shares of stock of the Jersey City Water Supply Company, and through such controlling interest, will take control of the offices and manage ment of that Company and will provide the treasury of that Company, from time ! to time as fast as may be needed by it j for the conitruction of the said new' water i works and the currying out of the said Flynn contracts with jersey City, with i money to the amount of three million, two hundred and eighty thousand ($3,280. 000) dollars in cash, and will see to it that said moneys are promptly and effi ciently applied by the Jersey City Water Supply Company in the construction of the said water works, and that the con struction of the portion of the new main between upper Montclair and Jersey City High Service Works shall be undertaken and pushed to completion wifh all practi cable dispatch so that the delivery of said temporary supply of water through said new main may comments at the earliest practicable date, whichr it is estimated will be on or before December 1st 1902, the parties of the flrp. and second part , being of cpfhicii th«t/d© work under said 1 contracts and tits i nlshlng of water /till therein specified can be fully completed for the said sum of three million, two hundred and eighty thousand dollars C$3. 280,000.) And the parties of the third part have joined in this agreement to signify their assent to and concurrence in the terms hereof; and they undertake on their part to do all things necessary to be done by them to enable the parties of the first and second part to carry out the provis ions of this agreement. In witness whereof, the several parties to this agreement, who are corporations, have caused their respective corporate seals to be hereto affixed and duly attest ed by the signatures of their appropriate executive officers, and the said Patrick H. Flynn has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above writ ten. Finance Commissioner Lembfcck asked Mayor Fagan if a motion to have the con tracts sent to the law department for consideration and advice would be in or der. The Mayor replied that he did not think that the proper course. Here Mr. Edwards said he would have the contracts printed and sent to all pres ent by noon today. This was agreed upon and done. COL SMITH’S WRIT Counsel Expects a Favorable Decision From Justice Fort Soon. Counsel for Col. R. G. Smith, of the Fourth Regiment, who has applied for a writ of certiorari reviewing Major-General Wanser’s call for an election for a Com mander of the First Brigade, is daily ex pecting a decision from Justice J. Frank lin Foot, and a favorable one. That a decision would arrive in a day or two is regarded as sure because the new Fifth Regiment is being formed and the officers elected will be affected by it. A great deal of nonsense has been spread about the suit, and hints that feel ings anything but amicable existed be tween the parties to it. Such is not the case. The election raised certain legal questions which both sides are anxious to settle; the main one being the constitu tionality of the act under which the exist ing National Guard operates. Major-GeneralWanser refuses to discuss the case at all. His position is simple. He had to make an order in accordance with the law as it now' stands, and he made it. If there was error in the law', he will be glad to know just what he can and cannot do. Colonel Smith and Colonel Campbell are the candidates for the vacant Brigadier Generalship. If the officers of the squad ron of cavalry and battery of artillery w'ere allowed to vote, It is said that com ing from Essex, they would surely vote for Colonel Campbell. Without their votes the friends of Colonel Smith say he would be elected. Both are good officers, and either would fill the position efficiently. ANCEL DSD NOT FLY So the Meeting of Fire Board WasShortand Uneventful. Last evening’s meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners was a very short one, as Commissioner Angel had to go away early on business. An application was re ceived from William J. Mooney for a po sition as fireman. Chief Engineer John Conway reported that during the past two weeks ending March 5 sixteen alarms and seven tele graphic alarms were received. Telegraph Superintendent Speicher re ported that during the past two heavy storms in the city all circuits were burnt out, and that one mile of wire was de stroyed. The wires at present are all in good condition again, writh the exception of a few, which will be in working order in a few days. The damage to the telegraph system 1 form the storm, the 'superintendent's re port says, will amount to about $250. Dr. T. E. Smith, the veterinary sur geon of the Department reported that during the past month seventeen horses had been treated by him at the various houses, and three at the hospital. The Board then adjourned until March 19. RESPONDED TO FIRST CALL Mr. Welsh Receives a Medal of Honor From the Govern ment for His Patriotism. Archibald Welsh, a well known resident of West Bergen, recently received a med al from the government for having re : sponded to the first call for troops at the | outbreak of the war Of the Rebellion. Mr. ! Welsh resides on Clinton avenue. He Is a ■ life long resident of this city and is a j highly respected citizen. When President Lincoln issued his first * call for troops Mr. Welsh was among the j first In this city to respond. He was a j member of the same corps with Police I Captain Archibald McKaig. Captain Mc j Kaig received a medal a short time*ago Although considerably advanced in years Mr. Welsh is as active as a man twenty years his junior. He is an ardent patriot and says he would gladly re-enlist if his j services were needed by hie country. PIONEER VEREIN TO MEET There will he a meeting of the German Pioneer Verein this evening at Rentier's Hall, Jersey avenue and First street. Considerable business of importance In regard to the Pfingst Monday celebration, which will be held at iPohlmann's Pavil ion on May 32, under the auspices of the verein, will take place. FOR NEW ENGINE HOUSE At the next meeting of the Fire Com missioners on the evening of March 39, bids will be received for the new house for engine company No. 17. The new company will be located at Manning avenue and Grand street and the building Is to be one of the finest in the department. TO CURE A COED IN ONE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggist! refund the money If It falls to cure. E. W. Grove’* signature Is oa each box. too. FAGfiN FAKE Fire Board Resents His In sinuation in His Veto of Gamewell Claim. BILL IS A JUST ONE President Nibblett Says the Work Could Not Have Been Done So Well for Les3. At the meeting of the Fire Commissiofl ers last evening. Mayor Mark M. Fagan sent his first communication to that body since he was elected to office. It was not a very pleasant communica tion, as it was a veto of a claim of ti£e Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Coni pany for the amount of $487.50, for 130 five inch special made vibrating bells, which claim was passed by the Commissioners at the meeting of February 19. The Mayor's communication was as fol lows:-* Jersey City, X. J., Feb. 28, 1903. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Fire Board of Jersey City. Gentlemen—I herewith return claim of the Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Company, embraced in resolution! passed by your Board on February 19, 1902, without my approval, for the fol lowing reason, to wit:— Item one in said claim is a charge of 130 5-inch vibrating loeflls, amount $487.50, ro at the rate of $3.75 per bell.: This charge, in my estimation, is high ly excessive. Inquiry satieties me that-. these bells can be purchased in the open market at retail for $1.35 each, or in lots of one hundred for $1.25 each.' At the retail market price the cost to. the city would be $162.50 instead of $4S7.50. or at the rate of $3.75 per bell, city should be obliged to pay for any article at the rate of 300 per cent. or. its market price. I am. Respectfully yours, MARK M. FAGA'N, Mayor. It is said that from what can be learned by experienced men in the electrical line, the new alarm bells, are made of such material, and of such good workmanship, that there is not another firm in this sec tion of the country that can duplicate them for from $4 to $4.25 each. Superintendent Speicher of the Fire i^larm Telegraph Service smiled when he heard the Mayor's letter read and so did President Nibiett. These two gentlemen are both considered very close figurers on all such work. Superintendent Speicher, after the meet ing, said:— "Whoever informed the Mayor that he could purchase a bell like that in the open market for $1.35 does not know what he is talking about, and I am willing to wager they can not be bought for one penny less than the amount named in the Gamewell claim. In the first place, I made a trip among a number of electrical concerns, securing estimates of the price at whiqjt they- would turn out a bell like the one the Gamewell people made, and I tell you they all said they could not do the work for less than $4, or $4.25 apiece, and they said they would make a very small profit at that.” "I will mention the J. H. Bunnell Com pany of No. 25 Park place, who told me they would not make a bill like the sam ple less than $4.25. The Manhattan Elec trical Company of this city told me that they could not make it, as it was a special made bell, and even if they tried, their figure would be about $5 a piece. The bell is a storm proof one. and the mag nets are made of Norway iron, which is soft and flexible, and in case of storm it will never stick, and it is imposible tor it to get out of order, and it will never rust. The magnets are wound with silk and are non-corrosive. In my opinion it is a very cheap bell and will be a great saving to the city ” President Nibiett, who is a fire ad juster and who has considerable knowl edge of work on- electrical, applianots, spoke in the same strain. "Those 'bills which were ordered by the old board.” he said, “are a special make and I truthfully believe that a bell of that construction is worth $3.75 apiece. Now if it can be proved that there is an overcharge we will certainly not approve of the claim, but I think myself it is a just claim, from what information I have gathered.” The Mayor's letter was laid over until Wednesday, March 19. when the Commis sioners will more than- likely pass the claim without his approval. Are You Going Anywhere? If 90, a letter or a postal card ad dressed to Guy Adams, Division Passen ger Agent, Lackawanna, No. 749 Broad street, Newark, will bring you full infor mation in regard to rates, routes, time of traine or sailings of steamers, berth or state-room accommodations, etc. Low excursion rates to many Southern and Western points, including California and Mexico. Through trains, unequalled service and fast time to Buffalo, Chicago and St. Louis via the "Lackawanna.” f jCawy( crs ~ ~ Desiring expedition, neat wor/c and , < • accuracy.. m printing of o/Catv *llJork Should use the . • • prompt delivery and moderate price service of the Jersey City *}fews K STAND BY FAGAN Finance Commissioners Table Resolution Ask ing for Mayor’s Reason for Mc Dermott Veto. Commissioner Brock yesterday intro duced in the Board of Finance a resolu tion requesting: the Mayor to send to that Board his reasons for vetoing the Board of Finance resolution of January 27 auth orizing Corporation Counsel Record to re tain Allan L. McDermott as associate counsel. After some discussion the reso lution was withdrawn by Commissioner Brock. Under the head of new business Commissioner Brock arose and said. “I have a resolution to offer the Board.” It was passed to Clerk Kalaher and read thus: Whereas on the fifth day of Febru ary his honor the Mayor returned to this Board without his approval the resolution passed by this Board on the twenty-seventh day of January, re taining Honorable Allan L. McDer mott in certain cases, without giving his objections therefore, and Whereas in the opinion of the Board such a veto is invalid and this Board is entitled to be informed of his rea sons for the refusal to approve of said resolution, be it Resolved, That his honor, the Mayor, is hereby requested to send to this Board his objections to said reso lution. "Move it is put on the table indefinite ly,*' shouted Commissioner Abernotiiy. Commissioner Brock smiled like one who has forced the enemy to show his hand. This is the veto that became effective last week by the failure of the Board to meet. This failure was caused by Com missioner Abernc'by leaving before the meeting, “on important business.” President Ringle followed Commissioner Abernethy by saying:— “The veto became effective by the fail ure of this Board to act: on it at the last scheduled meeting.” “But,” said Commissioner Brock, “as there were no reasons the veto is not legal.” “It 'became effective,” replied the Presi derA. “Then I withdraw the resolution.’* THIRD WARD DEMOCRATS New Members Are Added to Their Flourishing Club. The attendance at the meeting of the Third Ward Democratic Chib, which took place at the club’s house, No. 250 Sixth street, last evening, was very largely rt ter.ded, considering the stormy weather. Eight new members were admitted, who bring the membership of the club up to three hundred and forty. Six propositions for membership were received and will be actod upon at the next meeting. Only routine 'business was transacted. The committee which is now busry making arrangements for the an nual, picnic of the club did not make a report last evening as was expected. MONEY FOR HEALTH BOARD Financiers Give Them Enough Last to May 1. The Board of Finance yesterday appro priated 11.000 for the Board of Health. The Health authorities asked for $6,000. But the Financiers had an idea that the amount appropriated would be sufficient. This amount, it is believed, will carry the Health Board along to May 1. Now those employees who were not paid for February will receive their monies. USED A DULL KNIFE Mrs. Nellie Connors Hacks Her Throat in Ghastly Manner. Mrs. Nellie Connors, twenty-nine years old. of No. 149 Pine street, committed sui cide early last evening in the kitchen of her home by cutting her throat with a small table knife. She hacked her neck in a ghastly manner tearring ragged holes in the flesh, for the knife she used was very dull. Some tenants on the floor above heard her moaning loudly and broke open the door. They tfound Mrs. Connors lying near the kitchen table in a pool of blood, w’hich gushed from the gaping wounds in her neck. Patrolman Van Horne was called. Before the patrol wagon, which was sum moned to take, the dying woman to the hospital arrived, death ended her suf ferings. The police learn that Mrs. Connors had been drinking heavily and became af fected by the liquor and went crazy. It tvas while in an insane fit that she killed herself. The husband of the suicide said last night that his wife had been acting queer ly for s m? time- The Conrors lived alone having no children. County Physician Converse was notified. The suicide wni be buried tomorrow. JOHN J. VOORHEES HELPS Sendi (25 to Van Honten Post's Cemetery Fond. Mr. John J. Voorhees. of the Voorhees Rubber Manufacturing Company, sent a check for J26 this morning to the Finance Committee of Van Houten Post ,to assist the Post in purchasing a site in Bayview Cemetery. FREEHOLDERS TO MEET The Board of Freeholders will hold a regular meeting this afternoon. An in teresting report from the legislative com mittee will tell of the progress of different measures in which the people of the County are interested. DEMOCRATIC COUNTY COMMITTEE The Democratic County Committee wii. meet tomorrow night at the Davis Associ ation clubhouse for the transaction >/ important business. , BONDS FOR SALE Board of Finance Will Re ceive Bids for New De bentures on March 19. The Board of Finance yesterday decid ed to issue bonds in the sum of $800,000 at 4 per cent, to meet the issue that comes due April 1. A sinking fund will be es tablished, into which will be paid '&k per cent, of the amount. They will be thirty year bonds bearing date of At>ril 1, 1902, and maturing April 1, 1932. Bids will be received on March 19. Park bonds to the amount of *100.000 will also be issued. They will be thirty year bonds and will bear 4 per cent, interest. They are to be sold to the Sinking Fun ! Commission and $2,000 added to the. tax levy yearly. This $100,000 has been spent on Columbia Park, River View Park and Lafayette Park. Bonds in the sum of $24,943.17 will also be sold to the Sinking Fund to renew the floating indebtedness. To meet 5375,000 in water script that will come due on April 1 bonds In that amount will be issued at 4 per cent, bearing date of April 1, 1902, and maturing April 1. 1932. Bids for them will also be received on March 19. The bids must be sealed and be accompanied by certified checks to the amount of 2 per cent, of the face value o£ the issue bid for. LOVES HIM STILL Miss Aird Indignantly Denies That Her Persecutions Caused Martin Daly’s Death. Miss Elizabeth Aird, of No. 333 First street, is somewhat indignant over the assertion that the death of Martin Daly, whom 9he sued for breach of promise, was partially due to her persecutions af ter the suit was tried. She says:— “I had seen Mr. Daly but twice since the suit was tried the second time.I was not satisfied with the result of the first suit $50, and secured a new' trial, in which I was awarded $275 and costs. My honor had been attacked at the first trial. I am not a mercenary woman. “The amount I received does not pay any woman to remain under the shadow of suspicion. I merely wanted to protect my good name. It was for this reasin I had him arrested for subornation of per jury, it having developed during the trial, according to evidence, that he had offered John McCue $1S to testify adversely to my character. I am truly sorry to hear of his death.” “I really loved Mr. Daly. I was hot looking for money. I own a big four storier fiat, i have hud fib coriYersnrbn with Mr. Daly since the beginning of the suit. 'Neither have I sent any messenger or communication to him. The night af ter the first suit ended I was sitting in a drug store in Newrark avenue, near Coles street, with one of my tenants. ‘He stopped and gazed through the win dows for several minutes. I went out, but avoided him. He looked at me kindly, as though he wanted to speek to me. At that time I would willingly have met him half way, provided he esetne to my house, because I still loved him. “After the second trial we met upon the street. It seemed to me that he wanted to speak to me. I managed to pass him in the crowd without spaking. These are the only two occasions when we saw each other. As I said before I have nei ther sent a messenger or communication. “How, then, can I be accused of perse cuting him? AH I have done since the first trial has been along the line of ef forts to protect my good name and char acter, which were attacked during the trials of the suit I instituted.” ALEX YOUNG’S MISTAKE Thought the December Grand Jury Had Adjourned, But It Hadn’t. Because Lawyer Alex. Young was not aware of the fact that the December term j grand jury had not been discharged, his personal suit for legal services against Charles Bonne ended in a non-suit in the district court yesterday. Mr. Young’s action was for $200 and in his state of demand he says that Mr. Bonine had become responsible for his brother-in-law’s debt for professional ser I vices. In the event of the December term grand jury adjourning without indicating | Bonine's brother-in-law it was stipulated that Mr. Young was to receive the $200 balance of his fee of $250. “Are you aware of the fact that the ! December term Grand Jury still acts?" j asked Lawyer Jos. M. Noonan, who rep resented Bonine. “It certainly has adjourned,” replied the lawyer-plaintiff. “Well, if it has the court, prosecutor and the members of the Grand Jury are not aware of the fact,” said Mr. Noonan. “I believe a non suit is the proper thing to enter at this time.” remarked Judge Smith. “The December term Grand Jury ! is certainly still in existence.” MONEYFOR REMOVING SNOW Street and Water Board Appro priates $1,000 for Clean ing the Straet3. The Board of Street and Water Com missioners held a special meeting this morning and adopted a resolution re questing the Board of Finance for for the cleaning of the snow. ALEXANDER MILNE'S FUNERAL The funeral of Alexander Milne, who died at his homo. No. 213 Warren e rect, a few days ago, after a lingering llUltse, took place this morning at his late resi dence. He was a young man twenty-five years of age, and a popular member of the Fourth Regiment. The funeral was large ly attended. COUNSELOR WINFIELD’S TRIP Counscelor H. W. Winfield of this city, will leave town on Saturday for Cuba. He is going to spend about a month sailing around the Pearl of the Antilles. Tne first stop will be made at Matauzas and every sort will be visited. DANGEROUS SCHOOLS Grand Jury Investigates Deplorable Condition of High and iJo. 6 TO TAKE ACTION TODAY Authorities Will Be Compelled to Make Both Build ings Safe. The condition of Public School No. 6 at Central and St. Pauls avenues was inves tigated yesterday afternoon by, a special committee of the grand jury, consisting of Arthur W. Clayton, A. P. Hexamer, John Headder, third; F. S. Wolbert, Dr. Craven and Foreman George W.*Peterson. Their report will be submitted at the meeting of the grand jury to-morrow af ternoon when action will probably be taken to force the authorities to put in a proper condition the High School building on Bay street, and also to make necessary repairs to No. 6 school. The south wing of No. 6 school, which was No. 1 of old Hudson City, is probably, with the exception of No. 11 at Bergen Square, the oldest building used for school purposes in the city. It is without modern sanitary or ventilating apparatus and totally unfit for. its present uses. The main building, which points on Central Avenue, was erected over a quarter of a century ago. and, although possessing an imposing exterior, is anything but what a modern school house should be. In -this antiquated structure over 2;000 children—the largest number of any school in the city—are crowded daily. In order to accommodate the demand nearly all the assembly room space of the en tire building had to be given; up for class rooms and the accommodations, or rather lack of accommodations, for teachers and children are a disgrace to the city. A few years ago No. 26 School, at Pali sade and Reservoir avenues, was erected to relieve the overcrowded condition of the primary department of No. 6, nut the growth of population in that section of the Heights has been so rapid, that the relief was but trifling and temporary. Principal J. W. Wakeman, a thorough executive official an well as one of the most efficient instructors of the city, with the able assistance of Director Julius Berger, during the past few years has systematized the arrangements of the school to conform with conditions and relieve as far as possible the inconveni ence to w’hich both teachers and scholars are subjected by reason of the overcrowd ing of the building. The school has no fire escapes, al though the stairways of the oi4 are of wood. The main building has stone stairways for pupils use on either side. To guard against possible panic in the event of fire an excellent system of fire drill has been inaugurated by which the whole ‘building can be emptied^!# a re markably short space of time. No director of education has ever work ed harder to improve the deplorable and disgraceful condition of the school house than has Director Julius Berger. He has found it impossible, however, to induce the city’s financiers to appropriate the amount of money necessary to make prop er repairs and consequently has been ob liged to do the best possible with the small allowance at his command. That the building is unsanitary and con sequently unhealthy is conceded, and that the committee of the Grand Jury which investigated the conditions existing yes terday will submit a startling report of their findings is generally believed. Patchwork repairs from year to year will not put the schocrlhouse in qquestion in proper repair. The building must be entirely reconstructed and enlarged before It can be considered, fit for its present uses. MISS PROCTOR TO LECTURE The seventh of a course of lectures fit the Free Public Library lecture room, under the auspices of the eJrsey City Woman s Club, wilj take place tomorrow evening at eight o'clock. The lecturer will be Miss Mary Proctor, whose subject will be "Other Worlds Than Ours,” which will be illsutrated by stereopticon views. FATHER FOf GETTING BETTER The Rev. Father Francis M. Foy, senior curate of St. Joseph’s R. C. Church, who has been confined to the rectory on Pav onia avenue for some time suffering: from a severe cold, is rapidly convalesing:. The rector, the Rev. Father P. E. Smyth, who has also been ill, has recovered. Don’t think less of your system than you do of your house. Give it a thorough cleansing-, too. Take Hood's Sarsaparilla. jOBPRfS LETTER HEADS. BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. ENVELOPES. CIRCULARS. ®ook W°rk LAW BRIEFS. ^ PAMPHLETS. PROGRAMMES. CATALOGUES. [^} BY-LAWS. it® A’ku&t ,-.V '1: ..'kr ■ - ... . Oldest Lager Beer Brrwety The F. & M. m the United States Schaefer Brewing Co.'i Bock Beer On Draught at All Cortoaiars. Bottled at the Brewery and Delivered Direct to Famine*. Park A Ye., dOth to 51*t St., New York THE POLICE CIC Little Girl's Two Cent Play Causes a Hoboken Policy Joint to Be Raided. It all came about because he played the “police gigThe gig came out and net* ted him just 52. But the police, unfortun ately, came out also and now he occupies a cell at Police Headquarters, Hoboken. The prisoner is James Courtney, thirty-* five years old, of No. 512 Court street, Hoboken. Courtney is a longshoreman. He called at a policy shop kept by John F. Eysei, at No. 60 Second street, that city, this morning, to collect $2 for two cents which he had played on a winning gig. Shortly after he received the $2 De tective Sergeant Nelson and Detective Kerrigan entered and arrested all hands. The prisoners were Courtney Eysei and Peter Peterson, also a longshoreman. Both Courtney and PeteTSon frankly ad mitted having made play£r with Eysei. “Did you ever win any money?" inquir ed Recorder Stanton of Courtney. “Yis, your honor, I have. I won twOr dollars this very morninV* “What numbers did you play?** “I played 36—54—63.’* “And what gig do you call tuat?’# Courtney looked puzzled for a moment, and then replied:— “Sure I don't know what they call it, unless it be the police gig." It turned out that the attention of ths police was called to the shop by Edward W. Martin, owner of the premises. Jar. Martin was collecting his rents ibis morn ing when he noticed a little girl come out of No. 60 Second street. He knew the girl did not live in the house so he asked her what she was doing therew The girl said that she had played two cents on policy for her mother. Mr. Martin at once informed the police. After Eysei, Courtney and Peterson were arrested. Detectives Nelson and Ker rigan returned to the policy shop and took charge. They had been in the place but a few minutes when a big bulking Ger man enWKd ene handed to1 Detweitvei s*on ten cents and a small piece of pa* per on which were written three numbers. Nelson informed the man that he couid not play. The German Insisted mxm playing, however, and was placed unde* arrest. He tried to escape upon learning that he was in the hands of the police, but was quickly subdued. He gave h:5 nasie as William Utter, of No. 127 Willow avenue. Recorder Stanton held Engel for tha Grand Jury in default of 5509 bail charg ed with dealing in policy. The other mew were held in 5200 bail as Witnesses. RAHWAY REFORMATORY Hudson Connty Sends Two Men-* Visit Tomorrow By the Governor Hudson County yesterday s*ent two prisoners to the new State Reformatory at Rahway. Secretary Thomas M. Gop sille of the Commission, said that The total number now in the institution is 90. The Commissioners met yesterday. Tomorrow Governor Murphy, the State officials and members of both TTousas of the Legislature will visit the reformatory. They are expected early in the afternoon and will make a tour of the buildings. The Commissioners are anxious to show the party that the money appropriated has beeen spent in the most economical! and effective manner. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK, March 6, 1902.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Friday:—Fair tonight and tomor row; high north winds. Hartnett"a Record. March 5. Deg. March 6. Deg. 3 P. M.31 6 A. M.f7 6 P. M.31! 9 A. M.33 9 P. M.301* noon.36 12 midnight.27: B ATTERS OF FA.CT. Pavonia Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra* | large cans, and filled with red. ripe tomatoes, i wholesale at D. E. Cleary Co.’s atorea. Ask | your arocec for ’em. DIED. DUGAN—On Monday. March S. 1902, Margaret Dugan, aged 42 years. Relatives and friends of the familv a.'a invited to attend the funeral from her late residence. No. lviVi Morgan street, on Friday, March 7. at 8 A. M. sharp: thenca to St. Mary’s Church, where a nigh mass of requiem will be offered for the repose of her soul. GARLAND—On Tuesday, March 4. 1902, Sarah, beloved wife of the late Rich ard Garland. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from her late residence. No. 7 Mil! Road, on Friday, March 7, at 9 A. M.; thence to St. Joseph s Church, where a high mass of requiem will be offered for the repose of her souL COST1GAX—On Tuesday. March 4. Mary Costigan, beloved wife of Jo«a Costigan. aged 37 years. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral J at her late residence. No. 434 Monmouth street, on Friday. March 7. at 9 A. M.; thence to St. Mary's R. C. Church, where a solemn high mass will be offered tip lor the fcapy repose of her soul. | PETER—On Malfeh 4. 1W>2. Philip Pete. at No. SSS Grand street. Jersey City. Funeral services trom late residence.-on Friday. March 7, al 3 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. afcso Lincoln Lodge. No. 126. I. O. O. F., of Jersev u..y. Chemske Manine, No. 28, D. O, H-. an4 Harugari of Jersey City. CLEMENSES’—On Tuesday. March 4. 1802. Helen. beloved daughter of Nicholas and Frtelia Cieraensen. ageo 18 years. Relatives ard friends are respectful.} ilivited to attend the funeral services from her late residence. No. 52 Armstronfc avenue, on Thursday. March i. at S Funeral on Friday at 2 P. M.