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Killed By Cat Sucked Bre&.th of Sleeping Infant In Denver The old time belief that a cat may take the life of a child by simply suck ing its breath has been revived in Den ver by the recent death of the eight month-old baby Gustave Brtttvn of 1210 Gaylord street under most peculiar cir cumstances. The strange case, brought under the actual knowledge of Dr. F. E. Wax ham, seems to prove conclusively for the medfcal profession the hearsay of old family physicians and the tales of old time medical authorities long out of print. The infant son of Gustave Brown was killed by his favorite playmate, a great Maltese cat, while taking his morning nap in his carriage in the back yard of the residence. The examination of Dr. WaxUam, the mother’s observa tions and the investigations of Coroner Horan all bring the same uncontra dicted decision. The cat killed the sleeping baby by putting Its mouth within the child’s mouth and sucking its breath, the child breathing back the cat's breath till suffocation resulted. “It is nay positive belief,” said Dr. Waxham, speaking of the case, “that death came to the baby in just this way, and for my own experience the old saying is proved. 1 have heard of death having been caused in this way before, but I have never had reason to believe it until now. This is the first Instance that ever came under my ob servation and that I have ever heard of directly.” 31 rs. oruwil m iuiu tuai XJt. II w* ham is right to his conclusion. “On that dreadful morning,” said Mrs. Brown, “I put the baby in its car riage as usual for its nap and, as I have always done, put him in the bach yard, with the parasol lowered to keep the light out of his eyes and to prevent the admission of too much cold air. I had had a man engaged to clean the house and was so preoccupied and busy during the morning that I did not run out to look at the baby as often as I generally did to see that he was well covered and sleeping quietly. “At noon when we were at luncheon I left the table to 109k toward the baby’s carriage, and at that moment I saw the parasol moving. I thought the baby had THB OAT SOCKED BAST’S BBXATH. Wakened. He was bo sweet and happy whan be first woke that 1 thought for fun I would just run out and steal some of his smiles and play ‘peek-a-boo’ at him to see the dear little thing’s de light. I went to the kitchen door, and as 1 opened it and started down the steps I saw the Maltese "uss, the fami ly pet, jump out on the omer side of the carriage from under the parasol over the baby’s face. I thought nothing of It especially, since the cat often jump ed Into the foot of the carriage and lay there asleep while the baby took his nap. “When I reached the buggy, pushed the parasol away and leaned down to look at the baby, there be lay. dead, his little mouth slightly ajar. Not a mark of disfigurement was on the white face.” This part of Mrs. Brown’s story is corroborated by Mrs. If. S. Knox, a neighbor, who also saw the cat jump down from the baby’s carriage and who ran over to the Brown yard when the mother's scream announced that some thing terrible bad happened to the Child. Dr. F. E. YVaxham was hurriedly summoned, and two other neighbors, Mrs. C. J. Dutch and Mrs. M. N. Jones, helped their friend in her effort to re store life to the child by rubbing and aii the other methods they knew. ifr. Waxham's efforts proved equally fruitless. The child had probably been dead, he saW, for some time. The Strauge conduct of tho cat during the effort's to bring the baby back to life was remarked by all four women. "WiSPii we loot iue uauj to me house.” says Mrs. Jones, “the cat ap peared uneasy and followed close be hind Mrs. Brown. When the baby was laid down and we were all working ever It. the eat sat with its e.rea Used on the child a« If perfectly fascinated unit eeeiasa unuer uu almost nypnotic lnliueocH. It got up and walked around ns and appeared to be crazy to got nearer the baby until we finally be came so annoyed at its strange be havior that we had to put it out." Mrs. Jones declares that she has twice before known of instances in which * cat caused death In a way sim ilar to the death of Mr* Brown’* child. -Mv little cousin, a child four years i old,” sOe says, “was killed iu the some way a few years ago while asleep,’’ The old assigned cause of this strange passion in the cat is due to the belief that the taste of the milk in a chilli's mouth first induces the cat to put its own mouth within that of the child. As it gets the taste of the milk It sucks the child's breath and finally becomes overpowered with an unex plainable fascinatiou. The old explana tion is held to he true in the lack of a better one by the child's parents. Dives Ninety-five Feet on a Bicycle Many daring feats Have been per formed on u bicycle, but none of them equals the amazing feat of a one legged American named Gifford, who has been thrilling audiences at the London hip podrome. Gifford rides his wheel or> rather, jumps it from a platform nine ty-five feet high, landing in a tank of water. The tank measures twelve feet by fourteen and has a depth of five feet. Gifford, who is but twenty-three years old, made his first dive three years ago, taking his .chance as to its being his last, for he had made no pre vious experiments. He wheeled along a narrow platform to the edge, and over he went. The jump was successful, the drop in this in stance being fifty-nine feet. He gradually in creased the dis tance until the altitude of nine ty-five feet was attained. The astound ing part about his performance Is that he does not in falling describe any somersaults, but aa euu .lrops seaieu ou lue mutuiuc, in the photograph. Why be cannot ex plain, unless it is due to the fact that he has hut one leg, having lost the left limb through an accident on the racing track. People with two legs have tried to emulate him. with sad results to themselves. A German tried it when Mr. Gifford was performing in Berlin. He came down three feet beautifully, and Mr. Gifford saw his fame and sal ary swiftly disappearing. But then the man turned and in the two seconds ere he struck the water made five somer saults. He went into the water with the machine on top, and the handle bar went through his cheek. Three months in the hospital was the result. Mr. Gifford imagines he comes down straight because when he leaves the platform the right pedal of the bicycle is depressed, and, having no foot to Dress on the other pedal as an ordinary Individual has, tnere is nothing to de stroy the equilibrium._ Plucky Woman Who Wrestles With a Lion Not many men would relish the pros pect of entering a cage with a fierce lion and wrestling with the beast until one or the other was conquered and hurled vanquished to the ground. Yet in Berlin, at one of the popular gar dens, this feat is being performdb by a woman, and she is not such a large wo man at that. The woman’s encounter with the lion is no make believe affair. She wrestles with the beast with electrify ing earnestness and Is compel led to bring in to play all her strength to sub due the creature and send It de feated, but atlll defiant, to the floor. The lion Is a fine speci men. He is large and powerfully built with an immense neck, which the brave little woman's arms cannot en circle. Upon entering the cage the plucky wrestler does not hesitate to walk boldly up to the beast and launch the tug of war. The Hon usually shows its long, white teeth and gives other exhibitions of an ugly tem per, yet It always is ready for the en counter. Rising on its hind legs, it leaps toward the woman, landing its fore paws on her shoulder with a force that staggers her and sometimes bears her down upon her knees. Then the struggle Is on in earuest. Back and forth across the cage beast and woman surge, with honors going a shade either way or remaining about even. The match sometimes lasts fifteen or twen ty minutes, at the end of which time the then infuriated beast is "flipped” over by a dextrous movement and lands squarely on its back in the center of the cage, panting and with glaring eyes. The beast seems more than an even match for the woman, but she shows marvelous skill In handling it, and in this way is able nfter tiring u bit tofex ecute a little coup and outpoint her fe rocious opponent. Virt Bread. So many housewives desire the ree ipe for the popular nut bread as served in the fashionable Chicago tearooms that the writer sends the same, secured with great difficulty, to Good House keeping: Soil id half a cup of tnllk. Add half a cup of boiling water and. when lukewarm, three-fourths of a cnke of compressed yeast softened in three ta blespoons of lukewarm water, half a tablespoon each of lard and butter, two tablespoons of molasses, a cup of nut meats (preferably pecans or English walnuts), half a edit of white flour and puottgh entire wheut Hour to Uuead Finish mid hake as ordinary 'bread. Let stand twenty four hours if sand wiches are desired: cut in thill slhrs Mud In fanciful shape* If preferred. Spread with htttter and put together in pairs, with curraiit Jelly or orange marmalade lietween. they heeoUM the famous Nolaptte aatidwiyUgf. Terrible Third Degree i Methods 1 Employed | By Police I To Extort i Confessions | Of Crime Saint .Tost, once chief of division ol the secret police of Paris, now a po Utica! refugee in New York, in a recent interview described the methods by which the police of Paris seek to en force confessions frcni suspected crim Inals. In police circles it is called the "third degree.” Saint .lust also had a taste of the methods of the New York police. Saint Just describes the system as practiced in New York as feeble com pared with that of Paris and says the New York detectives are in the infant PTC! APPLtlKO THE THIRD DEGREE. class in learning the art of wringing confessions. Saint Just exiled from France for political intrigue, is pe culiarly qualified to describe the third degree, for he has not only given it, but has received it on one occasion. He tells the story: In Paris the star chamber proceed ings are not generally characterised by brutality, yet the law sanctions a sys tem of Inquisition which has led many innocent people, particularly women, to sign confessions of crimes they have never committed. The most striking example of that kind was the case of a woman accused of infanticide who ad mitted her guilt and gave birth to a child four months after being confined in jail. She was ignorant, and the only thing she could understand was that a confession was wanted from her; oth erwise she would incur dreadful pun ishment This matter of confession is very serious in France, it being consid ered as “prima facie” evidence, in ac cordance With the Justinian code, which says, “Nemo auritur, perire vo lens” (willing to die, even if no one heard). Taking the case of a man suspected of murder, for instance, the first thing done by the prosecutor is to order the “secret”—that is, the accused is locked up in a cell without being permitted to speak to any one, not even to his custo dian. The door of the cell is construct ed in such a way as to allow the food to be passed through an aperture by aD invisible attendant No noise reaches the ears of the prisoner. He does not even hear the footsteps of the guardian tramping day and night between the narrow tiers of cells and at intervals peeping unseen through the diagonal holes of the walls and doors. Practi cally the prisoner is buried alive with out being even permitted to read a Bible. The "secret is maintained unui uie completion of the “instruction” (Inves tigation of the case) conducted by the “commlssaire aux delegations judici aires” (commissary delegated to inves tigate) and by the “chef de la surete”. (chief of general safety) under the di rection of the “procureur de la repub lique” (district attorney). Then, nine times out of ten, the real “third de gree” is applied with a vengeance. This Is called the “confrontation.” The pris oner, already emaciated and demora: ized by solitary conflneinent, is abrupt ly taken from the cell and conducted to the place where the crime was commit ted. The dead body is there in the ex act position in which it was found, the surroundings undisturbed, not even the blood stains having been removed. The “procureur do la republique,” assisted by the secret agents and a detail of uniformed police, is at hand. As soon as the accused alights from the car riage or patrol wagon he is rushed ahead of all present to the side of his supposed victim. He may falter, he may fall and even faint, but he has to go and “face the music,” as the police faectiriusly say. Then In* Is piled Tilth questions and finally compelled ns a climax to re hearse the Crime us lie is supposed t> have committed St. He is kept under i! •laming tire cf questioning. examined toss examined and made to answer ail lir.ds of contradictory statements, hib refusal to do bo be lag constructed ns at: remission of the ’ charges alleged against him. This is kept up fon hours the only escape for the tortured mu’ being to make then and there a fill confession which will send him to tin guillotine. Should he uot confe** how ever, lio finds that his trials ere net over. Kor days and weeks he is brought daily from his cell to the private office of the "Juge d'.rwtructiou,” who pre pares tiie case for the prosecution. If lie is pliable, Ur may be allowed to en joy a few delicacies, anil even the judge condescends to give him» ■-me smoking tobuoco. lit b!% cell, Uow.° cv, he can expect the company of a "mou toa” (ekvepi. or stool pigeon, whose mission is to extract from mra seme damaging evidence. The “inoutou” it generally a prisoner. When the accused is recalcitrant and ’ becomes obnoxious to the police, they ; have a way to get even with him. This ; is a part of the French "third degree." The process is called "passer a tabac." , wliich means “to pass through the to- i bacco process.” When the guards and | the police escort the prisoner along the narrow halls of the jail, they select a ! place Where they cannot be seen; then i one member of the escort, as if by acci- ; dent, knocks off the hat of the prisoner. 1 who naturally stoops to pick it up. The whole escort theu takes this opportune | ty to pounce upon him and to beat him j unmercifully with their heavy bunches of mediaeval keys, taking cure, however, to avoid inaieting visible marks on the bead of the victim. Fists are used also in taking the same precaution, and if the prisoner complains the assertion is made that he has attempted to attack the guards. Another favorite variation or toe “third degree” is the starving process. While passing the meals through the aperture in the door of the cell the guard takes care to accidentally upset the plate containing the food. It may be mentioned here that the police think it is legitimate to tell lies to the prison ers so as to confuse them; besides, fnlse criminal news is given to the newspa pers with the same object in view. In Brussels the "third degree” is not as severe as it is in France, yet the “confrontation” exists, and the “tobac co process” is also applied. Besides, a foreigner has very little show, as he is compelled to take a card of residence, which he has to renew each time ho moves under penalty of expulsion from Belgium. St. Petersburg (tbe wnoie or kussih, for that matter) Is far ahead of other European countries in the application of the “third degree.” As a matter of course the “secret” Is the tirst step, but at the least provocation and under the slightest pretense the police resort to the “knout,” to whipping and other corporal punishments, among them swinging by the thumbs, the victim being held in this fashion a few inches above the ljoor. When the prisoner is known to be an inveterate “vodka” (potato' whisky) drinker, he is fed on “vodka” and rye bread exclusively. In a few days the deprivation of water makes him crazy, and he is willing to admit almost anything. Political offenders particularly are ill treated in Russia, and their lot is a hard one when it is realized that they have to deal with three distinct police departments—the police of the prefect, the police of the secretary of the inte rior or general security and the “akra na,” or police of the emperor. The “akrana” constitutes the most effective barrier between the sovereign and his subjects. The present czar, for in stance, is compelled to follow tradition. Around him is a guard of honor com posed of the grand dukes themselves, and the only man who may freely ap proach him is an old tried servant of Alexander III. Therefore Nicholas II. has no means of discovering the out rages committed by the police when they club prisoners to death, with or Without purpose. In Mussulman countries, even in Al geria and Tunis, which are under the BRINGING K PRISONER TO TERMS, domination of Prance, the '‘third de gree” consists exclusively In clubbing the accused on the soles of the feet un til he confesses. The clubbing is ad ministered daily, and in the interval the accused is kept in a “silos,” or Jail, in the shape of a demijohn dug under ' ground. The bottom of the “silos” is about the size of the opening, and the prisoner cannot lie down in a straight position. Referring to Spain (Portugal also) It5 usay bo well to remember the Spanish motto. “Beware cf the French laws and of the Spanish jails!” Solitary confine ment. mostly in underground cells, as everybody knows, is the rule for the accused in Sr.-al". BOABD OP STREET AND WATER CRA >119*1 JX ESI. (Official Proceedingaji (Continued.) Resolved. That Daniel H. Carpenter tie and is hereby appointed as engineer In charge at High Service 'vice R. B. Di gram. resigned), salary to be at the rate of $1,200 per annum, payable monthly. Resolved, That the sums hereinafter mentioned be paid to the persons named respectively for sen-ices rendered at i Belleville, and High Service, for motlth ; ending March 31. 1902, amounting in the ; aggregate to $1,-179.SIJ. The foregoing were each separately adopted by the following vote on a Call for the ayes and nays:— , Ayes—All the members of the Board, live (5^ Jn nurtber. The Committee on Assessments and $Sx-. tensions presented the' following:— fc?t^iSt&Sar»Bfena^t author>tn«r, the Clerfc of tills Boarl’ to advertise fof about 2,000 casf tjrbn frames j mid covers for meter boxes, in accord ance with, specifications heretofore pre sented by The ■Chief'Engineer, be mid is hereby reconsidered and rescinded Resolved, That the Oievk >of this Board be and is hereby directed to advertise for proposals for about 300 oast iron trames and covers tor meter boxes, in accordance with the specifications heretofore pre sented by the Chief Engineer and hereby approved. Resolve#, That the specifications as pre sented oh this date by the Chief Engineer for the furnishing and 4*Hvwring- of that six,, eight, ten tad tweiv*tach cast iron water pipe, necesgary flp purpdses of this department for the jSr erapulng, be and are hereby adopted and ordered filed, and that the Clerk be directed lo adver tise for proposals in accordance there with. The foregoing were each separately adopted by the following vote, on a call for the ayes and nays:— Ayes—All the members of the Board, five to) in number. The Committee or. Public Buildings. Docks and Parks presented the follow ing:— Resolved. That &S.33 be paid to the Crescent'Hall school, for rent of quarters for Signal Corps, April. 1902. claim No. 68. Charge Armory Salaries, &c. Resolved, That $50 be paid to M. Meaney for soil for parks, March, 1902, claim No. 208. Charge Public Grounds and Buildings. Resolved, That the sums hereinafter mentioned be paid to the persons named respectively for services rendered as la borers In Mt. Pleasant Park for month ending March 31st, 1902, amounting in the aggregate to $49.50. The foregoing were each separatelv adopted by the following vote, on a call for the ayes and nays:-— Ayes—All the members of the Board, five (51 in number. The Committee on Engineering and Survey presented the following:— Resolved, That $20 be paid to Jas. P, Stewart Co., on account of contract No. 1300, for furnishing and delivering lumber. Charge, Engineering Bureau. Supplies. Adopted by the following vote, on a call for the ayes and nays:— Ayes—All the members of the Board, five (5) in number. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. An ordinance was introduced for the re lief of Henry Byrne' in construction of bay windows. It was received, given its first reading and tabled under, the rules. On motion, the Board adjourned. GEO. T. BOUTON, -L*-e--J BOARD OF EDUCATION. (Official Proceedinga) Regular meeting of the Board of Edu cation held in the- Assembly Chamber. City Hall, Thursday, April 10, 1902. ROLL CALL. 'Present—President Ward end Messrs. Ridgway, Clute, Lewis. Tracy, Lyons, Stratford, Rameey. Coyle, Gilmore, Berger and Egbert—12. Absent—Mr. Moran—1. READING AND APPROVAL OP MIN UTES. On motion of Mr. Lyons the reading of the minutes of the last meeting was dis pensed with and they were approved as printed. PRESENTATION OF COMMUNICA TIONS. From Thomas H. Currie. Piermont, N. V.. applying for a position as teacher 1-n our Public Schools. Received and referred to Teachers’ Com mittee. From Carrie C. Knapp, Bridgeport.. Conn., desiring to be assigned a place among the list of lecturers. Received. From Barlsch & Lamb Optica! Co., New York, desiring to place their optical appartus on our list. Received and referred to Text Book Committee. From Lafayette Citizens’ Association, inviting the Board of Education to be present at their meeting at Lafayette Hail, Friday .eyening. April 11, 1902. Received and accepted. From Hon. Board Finanse:— Hon. Board of Education. Dear Slr3—The following resolutions were adopted by the Board of Finance of Jersey City at its meeting held April 2, 1902, and were approved by the Mayor April 1, 1902. Yours respectfully, ■M. F. KALAHER, Clerk. Resolved, .That the City Comptroller be and he ps hereby directed to transfer from thft unexpended balance of the moneys previously appropriated by this Bohrd for the construction of School No. 20. the sum of $4,627.19. also from special school account the unexpended balance amounting to $651.03. -and the sum of $9,710 (the same being the proceeds derived from the sale of stjhppl property, corner Bergen and Falrmodnt avenues), making a total of M4.C8S.22; to an account to be known 3ft.an “Appropriation-for the Con struction of School No. 2.“ Rbsolv-ed, That in,.compliance with the request of the BoArd of Education and in accordance with Chapter 70, Laws of 1897, the -Board of Finance hereby appro priates to the credit of the Board of Edu cation the'sum of $165. to be, used to in crease the salary of the Janitor .of School iNo. "19. Sfald school having been enlarged by‘the Addition of flye* (5) -class rooms; and tn efcder to raise said atim of $165 the Committee on Finance .ie- hereby author ized to bowow the sable ,on a temporary loan bondrat a rate of interest not to. ex ceed $4 per cent, per annum, ' 'iftewWvlfc .the.i'next .fax levy. That said, $165 be placed in Received and referred to Finance Com mittee. . -. PRESENTATION OF CLAIMS. • Repair,e.bfSliM 902 Wood house- & Co., lumber, School No. S, $33.26; School No. 9, $1.10; School No. 15, $0,75, $2.76; School No. 16, $1.8S;. School No. Hr $4.70, $80.13; School No. 34, $5:60; School Jso.’m tf. 00. wood & Menagh, repairs. School No. 1 annrx, $4,17; School- So. 12. $9.35: School No. 14. &.I5; School Net 21, $3.97; School No. 24, James MeCarroll, repairs, School No. 5, $5. Frank W. Towey, repairs, School No.-8, $3.50, $3.80. Alex. Hamlll, repairs, School No. 9, $2.40, $9.45, $13.31. Johnson. Temp. Reg. Co., repairs School No. 17. $26.50; School No. 27, $20.55. Geo. H. Andruss. repairs School No. 15. $25.50. The National Sheet Metal Roofing Co., School No. 20. $100. Robert J. Roberts, repairs, School No. 21, $6. Wm. Gorman, repairs, School No. 21. $4. John JVRUB. repairs. School No. 22, $35. John J. Keilt, repairs, School No. 26. $11.70. 1 janitors supplies, isui-isv*.— Wood & Menagh. janitors' supplies. School No. 17, $4.50; School No. 18, $26.40; School No. 24. $11: School-No. 27. $32.48. Books ajid S'atlonery. 1901-1962:—, James B. Wilson, stationery, School No. 11, $6; School No. 13, $21.04; School No. 21, $12.30: School No. 23. $15.94; School Nc, 2$, $3.40. $9.60. Peckham, Little & Co., stationery. School No. 6, $4,30, $15.30: School No. 9. $24.14; School No. 13, $2.35; School No. 13. $28.70; School No. 24, $1.80; Superinten dent's ofTioe, $22.58. K Steiger & Co., supplies, School No. 15, $4.74. Milton Bradley & Go., supplies. School No. 7, $2.80: School No. 23. $5.76. Ginn * Co., books. School No. 9, $2.75; School NbM3. $6.40: School No. 23. $15.73. Eaton & Co., books. School No. 9, $20.40; School No, 14, $30. Silver Burdett & Co., books, School No. 6. $0.63; School No., 7, $25.20; School No. 12, $3.68; School No. 17, $6,48. Chas. Ccrlbners Solis. School No. 9, $5.70. ..., Mnvnard Merrill * Co., book*, School No. i3, $16. , _ - , Adam Bdck3tuhl. tuning piano, School No. 7. $4. , . „ M J. Rappleyea, incidentals, School No. 13, $6.10. „ > , „ Pj 8^ Hulslser, Incidentals. School Np. 1 James C. Lansing, Incidentals, all schools, $6.17. United Electric Co of N. 3., power. School Ne. 9, *8.1<>; School No. 11,*12.75. Geo. F. Exan, wood, School No. 1 annex, *5.39; School No. 10, *10.15; School No. 18. 119.75; School No. 23. *10.75. James Coyle. coal. School No. 1. *119.56; School No. 1 Annex, *33.87; Schoo No. 3, tM.il; School No. 4. *69.78; School No. 5, *78.53; School No. 6. *321.41; School No. 7, *83.91; School No. 8, *225,07; School 8. *135.1#; School No. 11. *66.93; School 11 Annex, *8.90; School No. 12. *169. auuool No. 13, *57.43: School Np. 14. *«.«>. School No. 16. *298,64; School No. 1^_*23.38. scaooi j*q. #«»,©•«» puiioui School No. n *153N; School JC #, *248.St: School No. 19. *3397. School No. 90 *369.67; School No. 91. *66.97; i as, tmM; school No. ». Hit**; i 25. $155.53; School No. 26, |286.82; School No. 27, Printing1. 1:;0MM)2:— Albert Data Co;, printing: supplies, of fice. $13.50. J. H. Pllaon, printing supplies, office, $4o. The Evening- Journal Association, office, $16.50. Rent, 1901-1802:— E. A. Daly, rent, School No. 1 annex, $160, $3.75. Martin Hackett, Inspector. School No. 28, March, 1902, $130. John J. Gleason, Inspector. School No. 29, March, 1902, $130. Special' School Appropriation, L. L., etc. :— The M. T. Connelly Contracting Co., second payment, mason work, School No. 2, contract Sola, $4,250. The Baldwin Engr. Co., third payment, heating work, contract 331a, School No. 28, $4,250. jHims r,. Murray, second paymeni. plumbing work, contract 335a, School No. 28, $2,550. P. E. Martin & Co., second payment. School No. 1 annex, contract 347a, $719.93. Received and referred to their appro- j priate committees. Received and filed. To the President find Members of the j Board of Education:— Gentlemen—Your Board of Examiners j respectfully report that they have, in ac- ] ccrdance with the rules, granted Gram mar Principals certificates to Waiter T. j Pox. Jeremiah K. Light, Samuel H. Me- , Ilroy, Amos F. Stauffer, William H. i Steiger, and a certificate French in the High School to Miss Carolene L. Con lesaa. Respectfully submitted, HENRY SNYDER. I Received and filed. REPORTS OP OR COMMUNICATIONS PROM THE -ARCHITECT. March report of the Supervising Archi tect of the Board of Education:— Jersey City. April I, 1902. Gentlemen—From March first to the first of this jnonth work has advanced steadily and well on all work In my de partment. For quite a number of days the weather was very good, and on each new school building the contractors took advantage of this so that-a great deal of lost time for February was made up m March. With very few minor exceptions all of the work done has been satisfactory and in the few cases excepted corrections have been made,. i No. 2 School—Progress and character of work exceptionally good. All of the brick work has been completed up to the fuse tier of beams. Some stone for the front is on the ground. If present rate of build ing is continued the brick work will be finished about the first day of May. School No. 28—All work progressing nicely. Heating and ventilating work, except for power part about completed und ready for testing. Plastering web along toward completion. Plumbing near ly finished except for setting uxtures above the basement. This school should be ready for commencement exercices in ' June. School No. 29—Work progressing well Roof should be on by the middle of April When plastering should commence. Ail brickwork practically completed. High School—Plans and specifications completed for sanitary and building alter ations, and approved by Committee on High School and your Board. Figures on work were received March 27, the lowest estimate being within the appropriation. School Carpenter—The following repot t shows where the school carpenter worked during the month of March. The frac tions after dates indicate part of a day s work:— School No. 15—March 1, 3. 4. 6, 6%. 8%, 10W 25%; total. 5% days School No. 26—March 6*4. 7%_ 1 day School No. 3—March 7%, 8*4. 10% 1 day School No. 8—March 8%. 15%. 17, IS, 19, 20, 21. 22 . 24, 25. 26% 9% days School No. 21.. March 19%. 13 5-8 14% . 11-8 days School No. 9—March 11 3-S— 1-8 day School No. 17—March 11 5-8 12%... 1 3-8 nays School No. 14—March 11%. 13%.. % dav School No. 10-March 13%, 14%. 14%. 1% days School No. 24—March 26%. 27. 28, 29 , 31 . 4% days Total . 26 3-8 days The fraction of time over the twenty-six working days in the month is extra time made by the carpenter on emergency cases on my request. In addition to the above nine days was made by helpers en gaged on No. 8 School. Respectfully submitted. JOHN T. ROWLAND. JR. Received and filed. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMIT TEES Finance, by Mr. Lewie. Cha'rman:— Resolved. That the City Clerk be re quested to draw and His Honor the Mayor to sign warrants to pay officers, teachers and janitors in the employ of the Board of Education for the month of April. 1902. when due. on payrolls duly certified by the City Superintendent of ! Public Schools. | The yeas and nays were ordered and taken and the resolution adopted by the following vote:— Yeas—President Ward and Mesprs. Ridgway, Clute. Lewis, Tracy, Lyons, Stratford. Ramsey, Coyle, Gilmore, Berger and Egbert—12. Nays—None. Absent—'Mr. Moran—1. Resolved. That the following claims. S4 in number, be ordered paid to the parties hereinafter named as per bills accom anying:— Books and Stationery, 1901-1902:— James B. Wilson Co., stationery. School lo. 3. March. 1902, $34.80; School No. 7, larch, 1902. *21.38; School No. 8, March. »2. $25.50; School No. 9, February. 1902. 18 75; School No. 9, March. 1902. $12; School lo. 11, February, 1902. $10.35; School No. 1, February, 1902. $24. Peckham, Little & Co.. stationery, chool No. 9, March. 1902, $10.10; School lo. 13, March. 1902, $20.74; School No. 15, larch. 1902, $5.78, *9.81; School No. 16, larch. 1902, 38.35: School No. 21, March, S3; School No. 22, March. 1902. $9.30, '3 75: School No. 25, March. 1902. $12; chool No. 27. March, 1902. *7.38. Milton Bradley & Co . supplies, School S. March. 1902, *10-93; School No. 9, larch, 1902. $56.82. Iajngfnans. Green Sc Co., books. School lo. 8, March. 1902, $23,91; School No. 22, larch, 1902, $2.70; School No. 27, March, W2, $18.90. Silver Burdett & Co., books. School No. March, 1902. $15.90; School No. 8. Feb uary. 1902, $44.64; School No. 13. March, American Book Co., books. School No. March. 1992, $18.48. $19.60: School No. 6. larch. 19)2. $4.80; School No. 7. January, *02, $55.47: School No. S. March, 1902. $18; chool No. 9, March. 1902. $11.80: School ro 9 February. 1902. $31.61: School No. 9, anuary. 1902. $9 23; School No. 11. Feb uarv 1902. $23.76: School No. 12. March. 02. ‘ $27.12: School No. 13. March, 1902, 16.80; School No. 15, February, 1902. $7.68; chool No. 21. January, 1902. $18.85, $4.56; chool No. 23. March. 1902. $45.56; School lo. 24. February, 1902. $9.36. Werner School Book Co., School No. 8, Urch. 1902, $14.40. . Butler Sheldon & Co., School No. 3. larch, 1S02. $2.98. Ewald Bros. Co., supplies, office, March, «K. $11.49, „ . , „ . -School No. 9, c., 1901, Jan. arid March. 1902. $19.28. ames T. Markey. incidentals. School I. 21, Dec.. 1901. to March, 1902, $3.26. Unitors’ Supplies, 1901-1902:— Vood & Menagh, janitors’ supplies, bool No. 1 annex. March. 1902, $5.70; bool No. 6, March. 1302, $38.93; School , 12, March. 1902. $43.78; School No. 13, irch, 1992. $25.49: School No. 15. March, * $‘* 75; School No. 19. March. 1502, $80.07; bool No. 24. Maroh. 1902, $11.36. Tinting. 1901-1902: 1 iilililoi tev eating & Chamberlain, printing, olTice, . -"aa. $6.75, $10. jruarv and March. 1902. —.»--• H Prison, printing, office, February 1 March, 1902. $80.75. Le pairs. 1901-1902: ames McCormack, repairs. School No. February and March. 1902. $8. ames Cluster, repairs. School No. 1, oruary and March. 1902, $4.50. eorge B. Harper, repairs, School No. 4, luary, 1902, $75. ames E. Murray, repairs, School No. 5, roh, 1902, $20.70. . , — . rank VY. Towey. repairs. School No. 6, member, 1902. $5.25, food & Menagh, repairs. School No. o. rch. 1902, $8.58; School No. 6. January. ' $24.36: School No. 8, March. 1902, 9: School No. 17. March. 1902. $3.02. fm Aders, repairs, School No. 9, Feb irv. 1902. $5. Peter voornees, repairs, acnooi mo. b, March, 1008, ?10. ^ „ „ Frang Trimmer, repairs, School No. 8, March. 1S02, 58. „ , Hudson Co. Gae Co., repair*. School No. 10, February, 1902. $30.75. Joseph L. Weigel, repairs. School No. 15. February. 1902, $44.71. Joseph Zumbuech, repairs, School No. IS. February. 1902, $6.«0; School No. 22, February. 1902, $14.57; School No. 22, Jan uary, 1902, S40.8S. A. H. McQuckln. repairs. School No. 14, January, 1902, $7.16. , ~ Julius Jaecks, repairs, School No. a, .March* 1903. *7.50. Wen. C. Pierce, repairs, School No. », March 1902, $10. 1 - i Then. Smith Son* A Co., repairs, School , S, January, 1W2, $830,«5. O. J. Taylor, repairs, School No. 17, Dec., 10O1. Feb.. 1??£\ j?. O. A. Freeman. repairs. School. No. 24, March, 1902, #77. Insurance, j*J01-1302:~ Northern Assurance Co., insurance. School No 1 annex, March, 1902, $S. C. P. Smith, insurance. School No. 4, January. 1902, $4. John K. Nagle, insurance, School No. 8, January, 1902, $b0. Patterson & Rowlands, insurance, School No in. January, 1902, $13.63. ctrP-eC*a* Appropriation. L. L., M. T. Connelly Contracting Co., mason work, contract 551a, filrst payment. School No. 2, ?3,409. fhe yeaa and nays» were ordered and taken and the resolution adopted by the iG.lowin.fr vote:— Teag-Presldent Ward and Messrs. . Ridgway. Clute, Lewis. Tracy, Lyons, . Ramsey, Coyle, Gilmore, Berger and Egbert—12. Nays—None. Absent—(Mr. Moran—1 Teachers’ Committee, by Mr. Egbert, Chairman:— Resolved, That Miss Mary F. Davies be and she Is hereby appointed Vice 'Principal in School Wo. 23. to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation as vice principal of 'Miss E. Johnson: this appointment to take effect Monday. April 14, 1302. The yeas and nays* were ordered and taken and the resolution adopted by the following vote:— Ye« s—President Ward and Messrs. Ridgway. ■Clute. Lewis. Tracy. Lyons. Stratford. Ramsey, Coyle, Gilmore, Berger and Egbert—12. Nays-Ncne. .vioran—l Resolved. That Miss Nellie S. Russ b, | and ahfr is hereby appointed a model I teacher In School No. 9 to fill the ' vacancy caused by the promotion of Miss I Davies: this appointment to false effect : Monday, April 14, 1902. The year and nays were ordered and 1 taken and the resolution adopted by the - following vote:— Ye^s—President Ward and Messrs. Rids-way. Clute, Lewis. Tracy. Lyons. Stratford. Ramsey, Coyle, Gilmore, Berger and Egbert—12. Nays—*None. Absent—Mr. Moran—1 Resolved, That Miss Gertrude Bushfield be and she Is hereby transferred from School ‘No. 23 to School No. 9; this trans fer to take effect Monday April 14 1902 Adopted. Resolved. That Miss Helen Rodihure , be and she Is hereby .appointed a teacher 1 in School No. 16; this appointment to take effect Monday, April 14. 1302. The yeas and nays were ordered and taken and the resolution adopted by the following vote:— Yeas—President Ward and Messrs Rldgway, Clute, Lewis, Tracy, Lyons Stratford. Ramsey, Coyle, Gilmore, Berger and Egibert—12. Nays—None. Absent—Mr. Moran—1 Resolved, That Miss Helen Valleau be and she is hereby appoihted a teacher in School No. 6, to fill the vacancy caused ■by the death of Mis? Klinge-nberg; this appointment to take effect at once, April 10. 1902. The yeas and nays* were ordered and I taken and the resolution adopted by the following vote:— Yeas—President Ward and Messrs. Ridgway. Clute, Lewis. Tracy, Lyor*=. Stratford. Ramsey, Coyle, Gilmore, Berger and Egbert—12. Nays—None. Absent-Mr. Moran—1. Resolved, That Miss Susan Glassey be and sho is hereby appointed a teacher in School 'No. 23. to fill the vacancy caused ; by the transfer of Miss Bushfield; this appointment to take effect Monday, April 14, 1908. j The yea*, and nays were ordered and taken and the resolution adopted by the j following vpte:— Yeas—President Ward and Messrs. j Ridgway, Clute, Lewis, Tracy. Lyons, i Stratford. Ramsey, Coyle, Gilmore, Berger ! and Egbert—12. Nays—None. Absent—Mr. Moran—1. Resolved, That Miss E. Johnson of School No. 23 be and she is hereby grant ed leave of absence, as assistant teacher, for one year, from April 10, 1902; cause, illness. Adopted. Text Books Committee, by Mr. Ridg way, Chairman:— Resolved, That Webster’s Students’ Dictionary be added to the authorized list of text books; the price to be $3.40 per copy, as quoted in the proposition of G. & C. Merriam. The yeas and nay? were ordered and taken and the resolution adopted by the following vote:— Yeas—President Ward and Messrs. Ridgway, Clute, Lewis, Tracy, Lyons. Stratford. Ramsey, Coyle, Gilmore, Berger and Egbert—12. Nays—None, Absent—Mr. Moran—1. School Committees:— High School, by Mr. Lewis, Chairman:— Whereas. On April 2. 1902, the Board Education awarded the contract for the completion of pupils’ new toilets in High School Building; and Whereas. The specifications connected with said work required the contractor to complete said work on or before April 26, 1902; and Whereas. Owing to the delay in award ing the contract It does not give reasona ble time to the contractor to complete h\s work within the time specified, viz.; April 26. 1902: Resolved. That the time for the com- ! pletlon of the contract for building pu- ' pils’ new toilets in High School building ; be extended to May 15, 1902, as requested by the contractors. Adopted. Mr. Stratford reported that the teach er? and pupils requested permission to hold an entertainment in the Assembly Room of School No. 15. Received and referred to the Commit teeman of School No. 15 with power. By Mr. Stratford, Committeeman of School No. 20:— Whereas. The hood on one of the stacks of School No. 20 has been seriously dam aged by storm and requires immediate repair; and Whereas, The cost of repairing this damage was not and could not be ascer tained at the time of fixing the annual tax or tax levy of the preceding fiscal year, and the safety and protection at the public property and the public health re- ; quire that advertisement be dispensed •with; Resolved. That the Board of Finance be and they are hereby requested to appro priate to the use of this Board the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00). this sum ; to be used toward defraying the expenses i of making the necessary repairs to the hood of School No. 20, above mentioned. Adopted. The yeas and nay? were ordered and taken and the resolution adopted by the lolllowing vote:— Yeas—President Ward and Messrs. Ridgway, Clute, Lewis. Tracy, Lyons. Stratford. P.amsey, Coyle, Gilmore, Berger and Egbert—12. Nays—None. Absent—Mr. Moran—1. The President reported that the cere monies in connection with the^ laying of the cornerstone of School No. 2 took place Thursday, April 10. 1902. at 2 P. M. By the President and adopted:— Resolved, That the Board of Finance ■be and It is hereby requested to appro priate to the use of this Board the sum of $25 to pay the expenses of surveying plot on which School No. 2 19 in course of erection. . By Mr.. Egbert, Chairman of New School No. sS:— Resolved. That the specifications for furniture for new ^School Ovo. 28, a? drawn by the Supervising Architect, he and they are hereby approved, and that the Clerk ofx this Board be directed to advertise for bids for supplying said fur niture; these bid? to be received at our regular meeting. April 27. 1902. Whereas, Valentine Hulzapfel. the con tractor. to whom was awarded the con tract for the painting work on School No. 28. has omitted and refused to exe cute the contract, for more than ten days from the date that he was notified so to do. in violation of an agreement accom Resolved, that the Clerk of this Board Is hereby directed to readverttse for said painting work, and further. Resolved. That If the sum which the city Is required to pay to any higher bid der to whom tho contract may be award ed Is greater than the sum to which the said Valentine Hulsapfe! would have been entitled on the completion of his con tract, the Corporation Attorney be re quested to bring suit for such difference against the American Bonding and Trust Company of Baltimore City, the surety on the proposal agreement of the said Valentine Huliapfet, In accordance with the said proposal agreement. The yeas and nays were ordered and taken and the resolution adopted by the following vote;— ■• • • _ Yeas—President Ward and Messrs. Ridgway. Clute, Lew's. Tracy, Lyons Stratford. Ramsey, Coyle, Gilmore, Berger and Egbert—12, Nays—None. Abaeltt—Mr. Moran—1. Mr. G Itnoro. Committeeman of School No. 6, reported with regret the death ol Miss S. Kiingenberg, teacher in School No. 6. MISCELL.A'N ROl’S BUSINESS. On motion of Mr. Lewi* the Board re solved Itself into a Committee of the Whole. Upon reconvening the following m uter answered the roll call:— .President Ward and Messrs. Rtdgway, elute, Lewis. Trady, - Lyons, Stratford, Raroaev. Coyle, Gilmore. Berger and Eg Absent-Mr. Moran-1. By Mr. la»wis. Chairman of the Com mittee of the Whole:— \«hfre-a«. Petitions have been presented to this Board nraylng the repeal or amendment of its rulee respecting: the appo'nrment of Principals and Vice Prin cipals of the Public Schools of this city, so that appointment to npch positions shall he made hereafter without the ex aminations as to fitness and qualifica tions of ap-d'cants as is now required by the rules of this Board. Resolved. That in the opinion of the Board the retention of rules reouirirat the examination of applicants f»r the re sponsible positions of Principal and Vice Principal of the Public Schools of this city upon the subjects required by the present rules, or upon subiocts kindred thereto, is absolutely necessary tn order to obtain the highest degree of nro ficency and fitness of Principals and Vice Principals for the duties of such posi tions. and therefore this Board In view of its responsibility to provide Tor the people of the city the best instructors of their children possible to be obtained, must refuse to grant the prayer of said petition*. Th'e yeas and nays were ordered and taken on the call of Mr. Lewis, and the nrfAmble and resolution adopted by the following: vote:— Teas—‘President Ward and Messrs. Ridgway, Piute, Lewis, Traev. Lyons, Stratford. Ramsey. Coyle. Gilmore, Ber ger and Echert—12. 'Mays—None. Absent—Mr. Moran—t. On motion of Mr Lewis it was decided that when the Beard adjourns it adjourn to meet April 17, 19021 at i> o’clock P. M„ and that the law officers of the city be requested to attend said adjourned meet ing of April 17. 1932. On motion of Mr. Ramsey the meeting adjourned. JAMES J. WISEMAN. Clerk. TO HENRY EGGERS AND WILLIAM D. Edwavdd. surviving executux* under the will of Michael Lienau, dec 4; Emma L. Llw^ widow; Pauline Lienau, widow; Louis ... Lienau, Eifanor A. Lienau,' hU wire; Fred erick W. Lienau, Harriet Lieaau, his w:fej Hans B. Lienau. Margaret:a P. Lienau, in fant; Louise Lienau, widow; Rudolph C. M. Lienau, Alvina Lienau, his wife; Peter A. M. Lienau, Sarah A. 11. Lienau, infant; Mathilda Rambean. Adolph Ttambeuu, her husband; Cecile Bacot. Lili Bacot, Matlnlde gcbultse. H. Octavius Schultze, her husband, and Ed ward W. Twight. Walter Twight. infant; Michael Lienau. An-ia Lienau. his wife, and Ernest Lienau. You are hereby notified that at a public sals made by tha City Collector of Jersey City, o* the 1st day of November, 1*97, The Mayer and Aldermen of Jersey City purchased for th« sum of one hundred and seventy-four dollar! and fourteen cents ALL the land and real estate situate in. Jersey City, in the County of Hudson and State of New Jersey, fronting on Central Avenue, which is laid down and designated as lots 18 and 19, In block number 70S, upon an assessment map annexed to a report number 102, made by the "Commisaion ers of Adjustment” appointed in and for said City by the Circuit Court of the County of Hudson, a certified copy of which report and map was filed in the office of the City Col lector Jersey City, on the 25th day of No vember. 1895, said report and map and raid •ale being made pursuant to the provisions of an act of the Legislature of New Jersey, passed March 50th. 1896. entitled:— “An Act concerning the aettlement and collec tion of arrearages of unpaid taxes, assess ments and water rates or water rents In cities of this 8tate, and imposing and levy ing a tax. assessment and lien in lieu and Instead of such arrearages, and to enforce the payment thereof, and to provide for tho sale of lands subjected to future taxation and assessment.” And the several supplements thereto. And you are further notified that you appear to have an estate or interest in said land and real estate, and unless the said land and real estate shall be redeemed, as provided In said acts, before the expiration of six months from and after the service hereof, a deed f^r the same will be given conveying to The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City the fee simple of said land and real estate according to the *»ro vi*‘.ons of the said act. Dated Jersey City, N. J.. November 25. 1901. THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OP JERSEY CITY. E. HOOS. (Seal.) Mayor. Atteat:— M. J. (YDONNELT , City Clerk. (Sale No. 765«.) TO CHARLES G. CLARK. JULIA T. CLARK. hi* wife. You are hereby notified that at a public sale made by the City Collector of Jersey City, oa the 3d day of May, 1898, The Mayor and Aider men of Jersey City purchased for the sum of two hundred and forty-seven dollars and twenty-seven cents ALL the land and real estate situate in Jersey City, in the County of Hudson and State of New Jersey, fronting on Seventeenth street, which is laid down auU designated as lot 32, in dIocjc number 292, as shown upon L. D. Fowler’s Official Assessment Map of Jersey City, N. J., 1894, said sale being made pursuant to the provisions of an act of the Legislature of New Jersey, passed March 80th. 138$. entitled: — "An Act concerning the settlement and col lection of arrearages of unpaid taxes. aa> sexsments and water rates or water rents im cities of this State, and imposing and levy ing a tax, assessment and lien in lieu and instead of such arrearages, and to enforce the payment thereof, and to provide for tna saie of lands subjected to future taxation and assessment.” And the several supplements thereto. And you are rurtner notified that you appear to have an estate or interest in said land an I real estate, and unless the said land and real estate shall be redeemed, as provided in said acts, within one year from the date of sale and before the expiration of six months from and after the service hereof, a deed for the same will be given conveying to The Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City, the fee simple of said land and real estate according to tha pro visions of the said acts. Dated Jersey City, N. J., January 29th, 19W. THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF JERSEY CITY. M. M. FAGAN, (Seal.) Mayor. Attest.*— M. J. O'DONNELL. City Clerk. (Sale No. 9.048.) TO MRS. CHARLES BRAD'S. You are hereby notified that at a public salt made by the City Collector of Jersey City, on the 5th day of September. A. D. 1901. I pur chased for the sum of twenty-seven dollars and seventy-four cents (527.74), ALL the land and real estate situate in Jersey City, in tha Countv of Hudson and State of New Jersey, fronting on Belvidere avenue. Jersey City, which is laid down and designated as lots 37. 88, 39, in block numbers 1,658-187, as shown upon L. D. Fowler's official assessment map of Jersey City (1894), said sale being made pursuant to the provisions of an act of tha Legislature of New Jersey, passed March 80th* 2886. entitled — •‘An act concerning the settlement and col lection of arrearages of unpaid taxes, as sessments and water rates or water rents in cities of this State. and imposing and levying a tax, assessment and lien in lieu and instead of such arrearages, and to en force the payment thereof, and to provide for the sale of lands subjected to future taxation and assessment.” And the several supplements therete. And you are further notified that you ap> pear to have an estate or Interest in said lands and real estate, and unless the said land and real estate shall be redeemed, as provided in said act*, within one year from the date of sale and before the expiration of stg S.ortha from and after the service hereof, a eed for the same will be given conveying to the purchaser the fee simple of said land and real estate according to the provision# of the •aid acts. Dated Jersey City. N. J.. October *©th. I9ML * JAMES J. MURPHY. _ . _ STATS OF NEW JERSEY—DEPARTMENT MENT OF STATE. CERTIFICATE OF DISSOLUTION. To all to whom these presents may com* Greeting: ■*' Whereas. It appears to my satisfaction, by duly authenticated record of the proceeding* for the voluntary dissolution thereof by ths unanimous consent of all the stockholders, de posited in my office, that the John A. Eckert & Company, a corporation of this State, whose principal office is situated at No. 2»7 Forrest street. In the city of Jersey City, County cl Hudson, State of New Jersey (James B. F. Ransom being agent therein and in charge thereof, upon whom process may be served), has complied with the requirements of **Aa Act concerning corporations (Revision ol 1896)," preliminary to the issuing of this cer tificate of dissolution. Now, therefore. I, George Warts, Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey, do hereby certify that the said corporation did. on the first day of March, 1902. ale in my office a duly executed and attested consent In writing to the dissolution of said corporation, execured by ail the stockholders thereof, which said consent and the record of the proceedings aforesaid are now on file In my said office a* provided by law. In testimony whereof, I have hersts set my hand and affixed my official (Seal.) seal, at Trenten. this flTst day ol March, A. V. ene thousand nine !tu»< dred and two. GEORGE WTTRT*. Secretary of State. ■!»,' THE ACCOUNT OF THE SUaSCftlSER, executor of J. Lester Well*, deceased, will he settled by We Hudson OOdttty Orphans* Court wu March 21, 1W2.