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ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. tR '* .3 T.OS. vn, vtv—XO.~:W72 -= PB1CE ONE YkNI?^ FOR THE PEOPLE CongressmanlcDermott Introduces Bill to Break Up Beef Combine. ENCOURAGES COMPETITION Provides That Duty Shall Be Taken Off For eign Meets and Poultry, CONSTITUENTS APPROVE Citizens From All Parts of New Jersey Applaud Hudson Man’s Action. COMBINATION’S CHAMPION Senator Aldrich, Defender of Trusts, Blocks All Action Against the Great Iniquity. WASHINGTON, D. C„ April 24, 1902. L'nable to obtain any assurances from the members of"the Ways and Means Commit tee that any action would be taken on his resolution for a free beef bill. Repre sentative McDermott of New Jersey yes terday introduced a bill abolishing all duties upon meat and poultry Imported from foreign countries. Majority members of the committee are not Inclined to appreciate the tre mendous effect and far reaching and harmful consequences of the Beef Trust, I and at present are absolutely blind to the demands of the people that something be done. Representative Richardson brought the matter up in the committee yesterday in an informal manner, and the only result was immediate adjournment. Mr. McDermott's bill was referred to the committee, where an attempt will be made to get a record vote on it. Another move aimed at the Beef Trust was made yesterday by Representative Richardson, the leader of the minority, when he introduced this resolution:— “Whereas, There has been recently an unusual increase In the price of beef, mutton, veal and pork, which is abnormal and due largely, if not altogether, to trusts and other combinations alleged to be unlawful in their organization. "Resolved, That the Ways and Means Committee be instructed to investigate the question of recent increase in the price of these articles, to determine the cause thereof, and, if practicable, offer some measure of legislation that will afford re- j lief against the evils complained of.” Mr. McDermott decided to take immedi ate action, to the extent of introducing a bill and forcing it to the attention of Congress and the country on account of the tremendous pressure that is being ex erted on the members of Congress by constituents who are already feeling the harmful effect of the rise in price of meat and meat products. He received a letter yesterday from a citizen of Trenton, which said: — i nave never voted me juemocrauc ticket, but if the Republican party, which Is now in power, does not remove the tariff on Beef Trust products I shall never again vote the Republican ticket.” “This,” said Mr. McDermott, “is only a sample of scores of letters that I have received, not only from my own constitu ents. but from other citizens of New Jer sey. •‘The people of this country feel the effects of the Beef Trust more directly than any other of the great combinations that have yet been formed, and if no effort is made by the ruling party to cur tail their power the voters will wish to know the reason why.” Mr. Richardson’s resolution was also re ferred to the Ways and Means Commit tee, where, according to the majority, it will probably sleep until the House lead ers wake up to the fact that the revela tions In relation to the Beef Trust may lose them the next Congress. The strongest individual force against tariff revision, and hence against the repeal of the duties on meats and poultry's is Senator Nelson1 W. Aldrich, of Rhode Island. Aldrich has been for years tn * undisputed leader of the Senate. This fneans that he has been also a moulder of the House, although Aldrich holds the House contemptuously, and is accus tomed to fix things as he wants tnem m the Senate and then force the House to acquiesce. Aldrich is a master of manipulative politics. He does things with men. He lays out his plan, marks out his moves HATTERS OF FACT. Favonia Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra* large cans, and filled with red. ripe tomatoes, wholesale at D. K Cleary Co.'a atorea. Auk yuur tracer tar 'em on the chess board and th$n gets hl3 pawns, rooks and kings one by one, and places them where he wants them. He is a silent, secretive, strong man, who looks on oratory as foolishness and who does his work in committee rooms where there are none to see and hea* save the subject who is being operated upon. He is an extreme protectionist. He goes so far in his allegiance to thic Republican doctrine that he is bitterly op posed to the riciprocity treaties now be fore the Committee on Foreign Relations, although these treaties were negotiated at the direction and with the approval of that high priest of protection, William McKinley. Aldridge represents combinations. He stands for trusts. Politics is the hand maiden of business with him. It is the theory of the men he stands for that any steps toward tariff revision, no matter how great the pressure may be nor how urgent the need, wfould tend to disturb existing business conditions. There are big schemes yet to be perfected. Business must not be disturbed. Therefore, there must be no reduction of tariffs on beef or other meats. That, he thinks, would lead to an opening of the whole subject of tar iff revision, an evil day apprehension tha: haunts him. Aldrich is the chairman of the great Finance Committee of the Senate. All tariff legislation must go to that com mittee. He has enough power with the members of that committee to bury any : measure that might come from the House if that body should do the mir aculous and pass a bill to cripple the beef trust. He will not listen to arguments. His mind is made up. The tariff must not be revised at this time in the slightest de gree. IS A CIGARETTE FIEND Testimony That Birnbaum Who Is Being Tried for Arson Smokes Fifteen Packs a Day. The appearance as a witness of Mendel 'Hirsch, one of the defendants to the charge of burning Nathan Birnbaum s furniture store at No. 132 Newark avenue, on May 31 last, was the feature of this morning's session of the long^-drawn out arson trial in the Court of General Ses sions. This is the seventh day of the trial and as the defence has not yet completed its case and the State has a number of wit nesses to call in rebuttal, the prospects now are that the trial will continue Into next week. Hirseh’s testimony this morning threw no more light than Birnbaum’s had in the mystery of the case, how the former was found locked in the burning store. Birn'baum had testified that he left Hirsch there but had not locked the door. Hirsch could only tell that when he tried to leave the store he found the door locked i and all other modes of egress cut off. Hirsch’s story of the incidents imme- | diately preceding the fire corroborated that told by the co-defendant. He was closely cross questioned by ex-Judge i Huffman as to alleged previous fires at j places conducted by him. Hirsch ad- j mltted a fire at his store in New York , about two years ago. He said that some- j thing over two hundred dollars had been \ paid for insurance on the same, hut he did not secure the money, a creditor hav ing placed a lien upon it. Counsel for the defendants made many and vigorous objections to this line of ex amination. One of these objections made • by ex-Judge Noonan started a wordy con- | troversy between counsel which Judge ! Zabriskie finally ended by asking Mr. Noonan to repeat his objection. “There are so many objections to my objections that I now object to stating my objections,” replied Mr. Noonan as ; he resumed his seat amid laughter. Apothecary Waters, of 'No. 371 Grove street, identified prescriptions filled for i Birnbaum about the time of the fire, j This testimony was to contradict the [ State’s assertion that he was only sham ming illness at the time. Mrs. M. McBride, the owner of the burned store, and Fire Captain Roger Boyle gave unimportant testimony. Samuel Aronstein, a tobacco dealer, at No. 336 Second street, testified that before | the fire he sold Birnbaum three packs of cigarettes a day, and since he has been in jail about fifteen packs a day. Mrs. Annie Birnbaum, wife of one of the defendants, corroborated the testimony of her husband. GETTYSBURG AND WASHINGTON. Personally Conducted Tour via Pennsylvania Railroad. The battlefield of Gettysburg and the National Capital in all the glory of its ! spring freshness, are attractions so allur i ing that few would feel like refusing to visit them. It is to place these two a. tractions within easy reach of every one that thePennsylvania Railroad Company announces a tour over the interesting bat tlefield, through the picturesque valleys of Maryland, and an entertaining stay at Washington. The tour will leave New York 8:00 A. M. and Philadelphia 12:20 P. M.. Saturday. May 17, in charge of one of the company's tourist agents, and will cover a period of six days. An experienced chaperon, whose especial charge will be unescorted ladies, will accompany the trip mroughou". Round trip tickets, covering transporta tion, carriage drives, and hotel accommo dations, will be sold at the extremely low rate of $22 from New York, $21 from Tren ton, $19 from Philadelphia, and propor tionate rates from other points. For itineraries and full information ap i ply to ticket agents; Tourist Agent. 1196 Broadway, New York; 4 Court Stree*., | Brooklyn; 789 Broad Street, Newark, N. ; J.; or address Geo. W. Boyd, Assistant | General Passenger Agent, Broad Street Station, Philadelphia. NEW COMPANIES ORGANIZED. With the Secretary of State yesterday were filed articles of incorporation for these:— The Thompson Safety Appliance Com pany was organized with a capital stock of $150,000 to manufacture various par ented articles. The incorporators are Guin Thompson. Caleb A. Burbank and John J. Reedy of Jersey^City. The College Company was incorporated with a capital stock of $125,000. Tne ob ject of the company is to operate board ing halls and house for the use of college students. The ineirporators are ri. it. Caughlln, Frederic K. Seward and Ken neth K. McLaren, of Jersey City. United Building Trades Want Authorities to Attack Great Beef Trust. PLENTY OE LAW NOW If the Proper Officials Will Only Use It Against the Combine. LABOR’S SUCCESS More Union Men Wanted Now Than Can Be Furnished to Contractors. I The United Building Trades Council of Hudson county at a largely attended meeting held last night at Council Hall, No. 11 Hoboken avenue, adopted resolu tions denouncing the Beef Trust and di rected the organization's secretary to communicate with the. United States Sen ators and Congressmen from this State, urging that they use their utmost endea vors to have the Attorney General take j immediate steps under the existing laws | to end the existence of the organization > of capitalists wrhich is raising tne price of meats throughout the country. The subject was brought up by Secre tary William E. Ward, Jr., who declared J that it would be useless to attempt lo break the back of the trust by removing the tariff from imports of meat, as has been suggested. This country’s only com petitor in the meat markets of the world, he said, was the Argentine Republic, and } the supply from there, without consider ing the cost of importation, would not equal the demand here. It was agreed that the existing laws against trusts were ample to cope with j the case, and the counsel then put ltseif on record by resolutions vigorously d* nouncing the trust and demanding its suppression. Delegates from every section of the county reported the demand for union men greatly in excess of the supply sine1 the recent settlement of trade, differences. A communication from the Master Plumbers of North Hudson, relative to their inability to hold a conference prior to the inauguration of the new. wage schedule of their trade on June 1, was re ferred to the District Council of Plumb ers. The Master Masons of North Hudson in a communication presented several griev ances, and the Stone Masons organization was directed to notify contractors in gen eral of the conditions of their industry. Grievances were received against Con tractors Wooden and Norden, of North Hudson, for employing unfair labor, and j the allied trades were instructed not to permit any of their men to work on any job being done by either of these contrac tors. The only new delegate seated was Chas. Majorie, of Painters Local No. 36, of Jer sey City. Business Agent Westlake reported that the allied industries at work in the Shady-, side Glucose works had been withdrawn because of the refusal of the contractors to pay the union wage rates, offering in stead 30 cents an hour and asking the men to work 10 hours a day. All the car penters, painters and steamfitters had gone out Monday at the request of Busi ness Agent R. E. Edwards, of the Car penters, and Tuesday the fourteen elec trical workers had been withdrawn. Union millwrights and pipecovers with New affiliations were still at work, but would probably quit today, when the job will be entirely tied up. Local No. 29, of the International Asso ciation of Operative Plasterers’, which is recognized by the United Building Trades’ j Council as having jurisdiction over the j trade throughout the County, is at war with Bayonne Local No. 13, of the Brick layers’ and Plasterers' International As sociation. There are several other locals of the last named national organization in this county and their member?, engaged at plastering work, have become affiliated w'ith the Operative Plasterers. Recently I this organization obtained a dispensation and reduced its initiation fee temporarly to allow the Bayonne plasterers to join, as it was understood they intended doing. They did not, however, and the Operative Plasterers will hereafter refuse to recog nize them as union men and have notified contractor? generally to that effect. The j Other allied building industries of the county will support them by refusing to allow their men to work on any job on which other than Operative Plasterers are employed. The Operative Plasterers are better off financially than any other Individual building trade organization. Last year its members did most of the work in Bay onne, the opposing organization not con taining enough plasterers to supply the demand. _ FOR MAYOR OF MORRISTOWN Ex-Alderman Reed Named by Demo crats—Aldormaalo Nominees [Special to “The Jersey City News.“I MORRISTOWN, April 24, 1902.—Former Alderman Charlton A. Reed was last night unanimously nominated by the Democrats as their candidate for Mayor. George C. Smith was chosen chairman of the convention and John V. Wise secre tary. Six school commlssloneis were nominated, as follows:—D. Farrand Stur gis-. Abraham h. Adams, Clifford A. Fair child, L. D. Babbitt, Jacob Van Winkle and Dr. E. O. Peck. Previous to the convention being called to order. Democratic primaries Were held for the purpose of placing in nominat on JMdermantc candidates, which resulted as follows:—First ward, Eugene S. Burke: Second ward, Frank E. Llppman; Third ward. Nicholas Arrowsmith; Fourth ward. James F. Be.by. The Republican candidates for Aider men are:—First ward, Stephen 8. Day; Second ward. Ira Twlnrby; Third war'd. George Grove. In the Fourth ward James S. Adams was nominated, but he declined to run. An yet no one has been selected to take bis place. i PAY MORE TAXES That's What Fagan’s Reck less Bid for Popularity Means to Tax payers. TINKERING THE BUDGET Mayor’s Cabinet Vainly En deavor to Avoid In creasing Ratables. The tax budget was talked over in formally yesterday afternoon at the con ference in the Board of Finance office and it was a knotty question. Several schemes were proposed to meet the con dition of' affairs so that the tax rate would not have to be increased, but none of them were considered feasible. The increases in the several departments will amount to at least ^60.000. To provide for this without increasing the rate the ratables must be increased $3,000,000. Then there are the new schemes of Mayor Fagan for which he had bills passed at the last session of the Legislature. The very lowest estimate for the cost of these in $134,000. This will make necessary an other increase in the ratables of about $7,00C,C00 if the tax rate is not to be in creased. Every public official who has had any experience with public finances knows that an increase of $10,000,000 in the ratables is impossible. F.gured as ratables have always been figured, the most that these gentlemen hope for is an increase of $2,OC0,OOO this year. That will make it an absolutely necessity to in crease the tax rate or to jack up the ratables all over the city. The concensus of opinion yesterday was that the tax rate would have to be in creased. It was even openly said that the rate would have to go up to 3 per cent. It is now' 2.80 per cent. That means that where a property owner now pays $28 on the $1,000 he will hereafter pay $30. That wTill make possible the consumation of Mayor Fagan’s pet schemes. J3ut Mayor ragan sees an easy way avoid an increase in the tax rate. He proposes to increase the ratables by jack ing up the assessments throughout the entire city. He proposes to add 10 per cent, to the assessed valuation of all property. Thus will nearly nine and one half millions be added to the ratables, and the tax rate kept down to the pres ent figure. But the property owner will pay more taxes no matter which of these schemes are adopted. There is some fear, however, that the Mayor's plan cannot be put in force now for lack of time. The budget must be made up in July. There are only three tax commissioners and the task of going all over the city in three months is a mammoth one. Mayor Fagan says that if this systematic and just way of reassess ing the property cannot be carried out, to add the 10 per cent, without the bother of personally reassessing property. The tax rate can be raised to 3 per cent, without any trouble—except the pro test of property owners. Should it go above 3 per cent, it could not be collected because then the Martin act would be come void. An eminent citizen who was studying figures when Mayor Fagan was casting his first vote, talked on the budget in par ticular and Mayor Fagan and his schemes in general this morning. He said: “There is no way to avoid increasing the tax rate that I can see. It will go to 3 per cent, unless Mayor Fagan’s schema to jack up theratables can be put into effect but there is not time to do that in my opinion. We will be fortunate If w*; don’t have trouble with the rate at 3 per cent. “Mayor Fagan knew nothing about pub lic matters before his election, and no .v the other officials must educate him. I: is a hard job. It was shown very clear ly to him before he had those laws passed that the city would get Into trouble over them. However, the laws were passed and now the people are clamboring tor tne im provements provided for, and what Is tne city to do? We must give them, of course. But these park improvements and band.: and dispensaries and bath cannot be pro vided for for many months vet. It is very unlikely that anyone will cool him self in that Fagan bath this summer and the bands that play In the parks will nat be paid by the city this sumemr. “Take thin Excise Commission as a sample of Mayor Fagan’s schemes. It will cost 17,000 a year at least to run that commission. It does the work that the Board of Aldermen did for nothing. The excise inspectors are to do the same work that the police have always done and always will do. Talk about John Boyd doing wqrk that police do? I would 1 ke to know how the Mayor accounts for this inconsistency.” Mayer Fagan when seen this morning was asked:— “What is the situation as regards the tax budget?” “Very bright. Everything will be settled all right. We are start ng early so as not to be rushed in the last few days.” “There are some who think that the tax rate will be increased.” “Some people get frightened very easily. “How will an increase in the tax rate be avoided?’’ “We are now thinking over that very carefully and everything will be well ar ranged.” CONNOLLY AGAIN Efflcent Clerk of the Tax Board Elected for Another Term. James Connolly, chief clerk of the Board of Tax Commissioners, was re-elected for three years yesterday at the meeting of the Board. Commissioners Dayton and Hoos voted for him. Commissioner Deg nan nominated and voted for George Pforr. Commissioner Hoos was urged very strongly to vote for Prorr. The Beef Trust party leaders made him many flat tering promises and did ail they could to influence him in behalf of Pforr. but Mr. Hoos simply said:— “I am a Democrat.” , - After the meeting Mr. Connolly left the office with Commissioner Dayton to make assessments. Langour and weakness, due to the depleted condition of the blood, are overcome by Hood’s Sarsaparilla, the great vitalizes % RECORD JSELESS He Cannot Give an Opinion on the School Law Muddle. MOST EMPLOY OTHER COUNSEL City Did Not Hava to Do That When Allan McDar* mott Was Its Adviser. The city authorities had a long, private conference yesterday afternoon at the office of the Board of Finance. They talked over a variety of subjects and few left without a worried, careworn look. The principal subject under con sideration was the new general school law. That law has had the effe-ct of mixing everyone up so badly that no one has any hope of getting out of the maze until the law has been passed upon by the courts. The law makes the Board of Education a separate corporation within the cor poration of the city. It has every right that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen have so far as running its department is concerned. It makes its own laws, can be sued and sue, appoints its own officers, even to counsel and attorney, and must be paid any amount of money it says is required for its expenses. There is. how ever, to be a body known as the Board of Estimate to go over the Board of Edu cation’s estimate, and if that Board sees that any of the money demanded is not absolutely needed it will so report to the Board of Finance. On the recommenda tion of the Board of Estimate the Board of Finance makes an appropriation. It must appropriate the" amount decided upon by the Board of Estimate. The Board of Estimate is to be made up of two members of the Board of Edu cation, two members of the Board of Fi nance and the Mayor. This Board, the law says, is to be appointed every year in January. me Hoard 01 Education and me ouaiu of Finance will disregard the law by ap l pointing their members tonight. The Board of Education holds a regular meet ing tonight and the Board of Finance holds a special meeting. Yesterday’s conference was attended by Mayor Fagan, President Ringle and Com missioner Abernethy of the Board of Fi nance; President Ward and Superinten dent Snyder, of the Board of Education; Corporation Counsel Record, Corporation Attorney Queen, Assistant Corporation Attorney Carey, City Clerk O’Donnell, j City Treasurer Ely and Clerk Michael Kalaher of the Board of Finance. Mr. Record was there to advise the others on the law. He had been invited to the last meeting of the Board of Edu cation to discuss the law informally bu*. did not attend. Instead Corporation At torney Queen was present and he acted as counsel for the Board inasmuch as he gave his opinions. His knowledge of the subject Is extensive. He and Congress man McDermott, when the latter was Corporation Counsel, went over the who-e matter and the result was that Mr. Queen knew every detail of the law. It was decided at that meeting of the Board of Education to formulate a list of questions on the law, and to have Corpor ation Counsel Record give his opinion on them. This was considered the best method of getting at the meat of the law. Mr. Record has not yet given his opinion. He was asked yesterday for an opinion on a variety of points in the law, but did not give any. He brushed all the obsta cles aside in light, airy fashion, but avoid ed the legal points diplomatically. Those who wanted legal opinions could not tie the wiley Corporation Counsel down to the subject, and they soon grew tired of the task. It was the opinion of several that a good 'plan would be to engage Charles Corbin, who made an exhaustive study of the Stokes’ law and educational laws in general, with a view of drawing a bill that would be good and constitution al, as special counsel to Interpret the present law for the city. One gentleman, who expressed this opinion this morning, said:— “Corporation Counsel Record simply would not give us any legal opinion. We are sadly in need of legal advice. The best thing to do is to engage someone who knows the school law, and can give an opinion. If the city could afford to pay $500 for special counsel In the water mat ter, certainly it can afford to pay $5,000 when the education of our youths is at stake.” The final result of the conference on this point was the adoption of the views of Corporation Attorney John Wahl Queen “to go ahead and obey the law lit erally.” Then it was decided to appoint the members of the Board of Estimate. There was an effort made to have President Ringle, of the Board of Finance, appoint two members yesterday, but he refused to do so. PRUDEN'S SUCCESSOR Another Jcrseymen Becomes s Presidential Secretary. WASHINGTON, April 24, 1902-Tlie President has appointed Benjamin F. Barnes, of New Jersey, assistant secre tary, to succeed the late O. -l*. Pruden. Mr. Barnes was born abroad of American parents, December 3, 1868. He removed to New Jersey in 1876; was educated there and in the Chicago High School; was ap pointed a clerk In the PostofCice Depa l ment In October, 1887, promoted in 1889 to be private secretary to the First Assistant Postmaster General. In January, 1898, he was appointed to a position in the executive office, and was promoted July 1, 1SSS, to executive clerk. President McKinley made him assistant ! secretary to the President May- 1, 1900 j and he was transferred to toe Treasury ! Department in January, 1902. but remain ed at the While House on detail since, that time as a^ asisstant to Secretary Cortelyou. He is a graduate of the law department of Georgetown University. BECAUSE—OF COURSE. I A great many passengers on Newark car No. 330 were wondering for some time last evening why a pretty young woman In a picture hat. white waist and black skirt, Insisted upon riding in from New ark on the rear platform of the car. cneie were plenty, of vacant seats, but she seem ed saustied to mix up With the meu on C4« platform who smoked. BOND JRUST ? Looks as If There Was a Combination to Keep Down Price of Coun ty Securities. Seemingly a trust has been formed among bankers handling Hudson Coun ty's securities, for at yesterday after noon’s adjourned meeting of the Board of Freeholders only two t *’s—and one of them informal—were received for the $64,000 issue of (20) year 3*6 per cent. Boulevard sidewalk bonds, offered for competition. Not only was this fact sur prising, but the astonishment of the mem bers of the Board, their counsel and County Collector Egan, may be imagined when it was found that the only bona fide bid offered exactly par for the gilt edged securities-much lens could .be .ob tained for them at private sale. The par bid was that of J. D. Everett & Co. Farson, Leach & Co. offered 103*6 for the amount of the issue in 4 per cent, bonds, although the specifications on which the bids were received plainly stat ed 3*6 per cent. Everything about the proceedings, coup led with the fact that a third intending bidder, who had been present, made no offer, led the Freeholders to believe that the bidders were in collusion to obtain the bonds at the lowest possible figure. When the Board assembled later, on mo tion of Freeholder Fincke, the offers were at once rejected, and the Finance Com mittee directed to re-advertise for bids or sell the bonds at private sale, as they deemed wise. The issue of the bonds was made neces sary to meet the maturing bonds for the Boulevard sidewalks. The cost of the im provement was $127,000, of which amount $63,000 has been paid by some of the own ers of property on the line of the Coun ty’s big driveway. The failure of all the taxpayers affected to settle their share for the improvement made it necessary to raise $64,000 to be added to the $63,000 now in the sinking fund, with which the or iginal issue of Boulevard sidewalk bonds w'ill be redeemed. MAIMED BY TROLLEY Four Year Old Tot Run Down on Grand Street and Her Left Foot Cut Off. Lillian May Epstran, four years of age, of No. 211 Grand street, yesterday after noon was struck and knocked under the wheels of Bayonne car No. 162S, in charge of Motorman Walter Hart, of No. 90 Ocean avenue, and her left foot was cut o flfat the ankle. The accident took place at Grand and Henderson streets, almost directly in front of the little one’s home. It is said that the child attempted to cross the street in front of the car, which was on the eastbound track, when the trolley swooped down upon her and struck her with such force that it hurled her several feet in front of the car before the wheel passed over her foot. Witnesses to the accident also said that Hart, the motorman, did all that he could to stop his car before it struck the child, but the momentum was too great. Hart was arrested by Sergeant McDev itt, of the First Precinct, on a charge of atrocious assault and battery. Tfeg^ child was removed to St. Francis Hospital, where it was said this morning she was doing well. UP TO SECRETARY ROOT Engineer John C. Payne, of the Ripar ian Board, is back in town from a flying visit paid to Washington to see Secretary of War Root in reference to the modifi cation of the pier lines in Newark Bay. The War Office, a few days ago, inform ed the Riparian Commission that their application would be refused because the government engineers had advised ad versely to the scheme. The visit of Mr. Payne was to ask the Secretary of War before approving the findings to hear an argument for the re^ quest to fill in lands on the west shore of the Bay. Mr. Payne saw the Assist ant Secretary and preferred his request, and received the assurance that it would be “duly considered.” STOLE A BOX OF TOOLS Policeman Toomsy's Good Capture Early This Horning. Patrolman Toomey, of the First pre- 1 cinct, while standing at Washington and Essex streets at two o’clock this morn ing, noticed John Dunn, twenty-two years of age, acting in a suspicious manner and carrying a large box under his arm. He j feked the man what he was doing in that \ neighborhood at that hour in the morn- I ing and getting no satisfactory answer from him placed him under arrest. When the box which Dunn was carrying was opened at tho station house it was found I to contain a complete outfit of mechanic's | tools. This morning Dunn admitted to In spector Archibold that he had stolen the | chest of tools from the machine shop of ] the Lehigh Valley Railroad sops at Com- ■ munipaw. Justice Hoos in the First Criminal Court held Dunn for the Grand Jury. ARCHITECTS’ BOARD Commissioner Roberts Says Tbat Someth ins; Will Bo Doing Soon. Considerable gratification is expressed that Mr. Hugh Roberts, architect of the . city, was recently appointed by Governor ; Murphy a member of the State Board of ! Architects. He said today that his offi cial commission had not reached him yet. and no plans had consequently been for mulated for the work of the new board. "Yes," he said, “I am a Commissioner without a salary.t We will pass rules to govern the admission of architects, and from a glance at my colleagues on the board. I know that they will do their utmosfio make a proper standard for ad mission1 to the profession. In a few days we will convene and then make plans, of course, since we are architects.' TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DA Y Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money If it fails to cure. E. tv. u rove's signature is M> sack box. Sec. GRAHAM THANKS Captain Jack Praises En gine Company No. 9— Fire Board Meets. The Fire Commissioners, at their meet ing last evening, transacted very little business. A communication was received from Captain "Jack” Graham, of No. 265 Fairmount avenue, thanking the members of No. 9 Engine Company for the excel lent w'ork they performed at the fire at No. 263 Fairmount avenue, next to his home, on the night of April 18, and also the members of the other companies that helped extinguish the blaze. The communication was spread in full upon the minutes, and a copy ordered sent to the members of No. 9 Company. The residents in the vicinity of Nos. 236 and 248 Palisade avenue petitioned the Board to have removed or boarded up an old building at Waverly and Palisade ave nues, which is used by tramps as a ren dezvous where they smoke and carry on. As all the buildings in the neighborhood are frame, the residents are afraid that a fire will occur in the old building sooner or later, and that their lives and prop erty will be endangered. The commis sioners referred the communication to Chief Engineer John Conway, who will investigate the complaint. Dr. Lochner, the medical exarhiner. re ported that during the past month he had eleven men under treatment, all but two of whom have returned to duty. Representatives from the Newark Dis trict Telegraph Company, who were granted permission to connect their auxiliary firm alarm boxes with the de partment’s system, .and who failed to live up to their contract with the depart ment. were present and agreed to submit a written statement of theii^side of the case. The statement will be presented at the next meeting and if satisfactory to the Commissioners a new agreement will be made. During the past two weeks twenty-six alarms were received in the department. The Board then adjourned until Wednes day evening, May 7. ITALIANS MADE HOMELESS Shanty in Which Pennsylvania Laborers Worked Burned. Fifty, or more Italians employed on the docks of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Greenville were deprived of their home early this morning by a fire whicn broke out in their lodgings at the foot of Lin den avenue. The laborers were all hous ed in one dwelling. It was about four o’clock when some of them arose to prepare breakfast. Ow ing to careless on the part of the men the j building took fire. There was great con fusion for several minutes. A number of the men were in bed when the fire start ed. Some rushed out of tne burning structure without waiting to dress. Others seized their belongings and took them to a place of safety. The police learned of the fire and sent an alarm in.. The engines responded and several hundred lengths of hose were used to make up one line. Just when this j was working nicely a Lehigh Valley tram j came alone and cut the hose in two. It ; took considerable time to make another connection and the building was destroyed before the firemen could get a stream on it. The loss does not amount to more than 51,000. YOUNG QUAKERS IN TROUBLE Two Philadelphian* Fall Into the Hand* of the Jersey City Police. John McGuire. 23 years old, and James Kelly, 22 years old, of Philadelphia, paid a visit to New York yesterday to see j the big city and its many entrancing j sights. They imbibed too freeiy in the j amber fluid and after seeing all they couid of New York they thought they would take a trip to Jersey City and look this town over. They strolled up Newark avenue until ! they came to Schiitz's Cafe, at No. IZO. where they had "another and another” for old times sake, until they got one too many and they thought they were in a hotel. They went upstairs to the lodge rooms over the cafe and began to knock things around as if they owned the build- ; ing. Proprietor August had them arrest- ; ed and this morning they were arraigned before Justice Hoos in the First Criminai Court. Both of the young men were very peni tent when they appeared before Judge ‘Hoos. and Proprietor August thinking they had been punished enough by hav ing to stay in jail ail night, refused to press the complaint. Judge Hoos gave the young Quakers a reprimand and informed them that in the ' future if they wanted to amuse them selves they had better keep away from j Jersey City. They took the first train they could get from this city to Phila- j delphia. _________ TOO KUCH PINOCHLE Herr Schtickelfritz to Be Compelled to Support His Fsaii y. Papers were today served in a suit for maintenance brought by Mrs. Hilda Schnickelfritz against her husband Har.s, whom she asserts devotes too much of his time to pinochle and skart and too lit tle to his duty to support her and the three little Schnickelfritzes. all of whom live on Avenue D, Bayonne. The defendant with the melodious name Is a manufacturer of that Teutonic deli cacy, frankfurters and other wursts. but of late has been reversing the procedure by allowing his store to go to the dogs. HI his time he spends in a Bayonne pic nic garden, ar.d in spite of windy renton s*rances he Mves out and won t support 1.*.- family. , Lawyer Anton Schmeler has begun the suit for the wife which promises to bring out something funny when it comes into'court. [ WEATHER INDICATIONS XF.tV YORK, April 24, 1932.—Forecast fee the tMrty-s’x hours ending at eight i p. M. Friday;—Fair and much cooler this i evening and tomorrow; northwest winds. | Hartndt i Record. April 23. Dep. ir. m.so BP. M. 7S » P. M. 25 12 midnight. 65 April 24. Deg. fi A. M. M? » A. M. be 12 noon .. o2 ..... WILL PUSH WORK Contractors to Build Boon ton Dam Preparing for Their Task. EXTENT OF THEIR CONTRACT Steel for Pipe Line Ordered and Arrangements for Temporary Supply to High Ser vice. Messrs. Quailey & McDonald, to whom the Jersey City Water Supply Company has awarded the contract to complete th* dam for the city’s new water works at Boonton, are now deep in preparations for the commencement of the work. They have satisfied the Water Company and the East Jersey Water Company, its as sociate in this water matter, that they are entirely responsible people and know what’s to be done, and cah do it so far as the building of a dam is concerned. This was the sine qua now pronounced by President Gardiner of the Jersey City Water Supply Company last Monday when the bids were received. Under the specifications the new dam Is to a total length of 3.115 feet. What is termed as the masonry centre is to b® 2.150 feet, the wings accounting for th® difference. Then it must be 110 feet high with a width at the top of the structui® of 17 feet and at the base 73 feet. As to its shape: take a right angled triangle, cut a little off the top, and “a curvllineur hypotenuse.” to speak freely. It will oe of solid masonry with front and back of dressed blocks. These stones will be cut at the quarries a few miles from the sit© of the dam. Indeed there is a quantity of stone there now which will keep th© contractors busy for some time. The contract awarded to the Quailey people has only reference to the mail dam. One has to be built at Paisippany, This is known as the back dam. For that work other bids will be received. Work on the main data includes a large amount of steel work for the valves, back and front, gates and so forth. As to the conduits and tunnels through the Watchung and Hook Mountain®, through which the new supply from th® Roekaway River will flow, that work 1® already given to Messrs. Rehiil and Ed wards. of this city, who will now be able to resume their wrork, since all the tedious and complex problems which have delay ed the progress of the work have been re moved. Sheet sleeU for the pipe to convey the water to High Service has already been ordered from the T. A. Gillespie Co., and will be delivered as soon as possible.. When that pipe line is laid east from upper Montclair to High Service connec tions will be made by the Jersey City Water Supply Company from the East Jersey Wa'ter Company’s crossing to nut their temporary supply to Jersey City un til such time as the new supply shall be turned on. Naturally the officials of the water companies interested in the contract ara glad that the snags have been removed, and they say that Jersey City need have no fear that the contract will be com pleted on time. WONT BE FLEEGED Street and Water Commission ers Want All the License Money Due Them. The Board of Finance has about decided to give to the Board of Street and Water Commissioners the $25,000 due it from last year’s ptiare of the liquor license money. The financiers, however, want to pay out of this money $18,000 for a judgment ob tained by Contractor Henry Byrne aguinsfc the city for the construction of the Sixth, street sewer. The plan is to pay over the $7,000 remainder to the Street and Water Board. This the Street and Water Board refuses to consider, and demands the whole of the money due it under the law. There was no money in the Street and Water Department to pay Byrne the time the job was sompleted. It is now held that as the judgment was given against the city the city must pay it. To do thia* it will be necessary to issue bonds. TOOK POISON ON BOAT Passenger on the Washington Swal low's Poison While Cominr From N.Y This morning at 9:30 o’clock while the ferryboat Washington, of the Pennsyl vania Railroad, was on its way from Net* - . York to Jersey City R. H. Cole, 55 years of age, of No. 156 Essex street, thi3 city, was suddenly taken sick and had to be removed to the City Hospital upon the arrival of the boat on this side of river. The man, when taken to the hospital, was in an unconscious condition, and it is thought that he attempted suicide, as a number of the passengers had seen him take a small bottle from his pocket and swallow its contents. He is supposed have taken choral. An Old and Well Tried Remedy, Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for chil dren teething snouid always be used tot children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colie and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle. DIED GALUGHER-On Tuesday, April 22, ISOS. Edward Gallagher, aged twenty-one years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services front his sister’s residence. Mrs. White, No. nil Railroad avenue, on Friday, at 9:30 A. M ; thence to St. Bridget's R. C church, where a mass will be celebrated at ten A. M. DESMOND—On Wednesday, Aorii ! 130-’. Mary, beloved wife of William Des mond. The relativeaar.d friends are respec.ful ly invited to attend the funeral from her late residence. No. 43S Henderson strec-t. on Friday, April 2S, at S A. M.; thence to St. Michael's R. C. Church, where n hica mass of requiem will be offered fw the happy repose of her souL •* nv.-. : ... - . .... _ ■ >. ... i*i