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ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION. _.:^==?===^:^-====--= PRICE ONB CENT = VOL. xrv.—NO. 3972 __ ...- • TIE STARVATION COIINE. Allan L. McDermott Talks of the light Against the Ini quitous Beef Trust. REPEAL THE TARIFF Little Hope of the Attorney General’s Suit Hav ing Any Good Results. SCANT HOPE OF RELIEF Republican Majorities Not Likely to Interfere With the Protective System ELKS’ HALL MEETING The People Will Have an Op portunity to Voice Their Indignation at the Wickedest of AH Monopolies. Congressman Allan L. McDermott came from Washington this morning. He was fresh from the fight against the Beef Trust, and very full of the subject. To a reporter for “The News” he said:— vThe fight against the awful oppression of the Beef Trust has been carried on as strongly and persistently as possible by the Democratic members at Washington. ; The majority, of course, at Washington ’ are Republican and they show no desire j to act in a manner calculated to give the \ people relief. It is unfortunate that com mittees are dominated to a certain extent ; by those who are the friends and advo- ! cates of such forms of combination as the Beef Trust. But it is beyond human be lief that the Republicans can much longer stand out against the demands of the people that their rights be pre served. I have been appealed to by thousands of people to wage the war against the trust to the very last and the efforts I have put into the struggle have brought me flattering commendations from every section of the country. Though the press has given the matter extraordinary publicity and has show.i the situation as vividly as type can the newspaper have hardly succeeded in show ing the awful situation as it is felt throughout the country and particulai*y among the poorer people. “The only hope of relief is the removal of the tariff on imported i.ood stuffs. This is a difficult matter to effect, however. The Republicans will not touch the pro tective tariff. They are true to the prin ciples of the high priest of tariff, Will iam McKinley. Sure defeat is in store for the Republicans next fall. They know this and have determined to trust to luck ana do nothing about beef this session if it is possible to avoid it, and they think any thing possible. “The Republican majority in Congress has practically decided to pin its fate on Attorney General Knox. If he can kill the beef trust all right, but Congress will hardly act. All the hope the public can have in Mr. Knox effecting a change in the situation must be small indeed. It is very difficult to bring trusts to court and dispose of them. The only hope is in changing the tariff. “I am pleased with the idea of holding a public mass meeting in Elks’ Hall on Monday evening. Here the people will have an opportunity to express them selves. The matter has aroused such gen eral and deep feeling that the meeting should be a large one." The retail butchers on the Heights have maintained the same high prices for all cuts of meat since the rise began two weeks ago. but a reporter of “The News” learned this afternoon that same prices 1 LETTER HEADS. ^ [ BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. /~\ envelopes. QJ CIRCULARS. LAW BRIEFS. ^ PAMPHLETS. PROGRAMMES. CATALOGUES, r^) BY-LAWS. j would prevail unless the wholesale deal * era *aw fit to jack up the prices again. William Cross, John McComb and Her man Sturke. butchers, with shops on Jackson avenue, stated that the same prices would prevail tomorrow. They said mat business had fallen off 30 per cent, since the price of meat had gone up. Mr. Cross said:— “Even the people who can afford to purenase meat do not buy it in such large quantities as heretofore. If the present prices prevail I am afraid that some of me smaller dealers will go out of busi ness.” William Ehrhardt. a butcher of Kearney avenue, said that his trade had greatly aecreased since the market was so high. “The prospects for a fall in prices are nox very bright,” said he. “People simply wil mot pay the prices and buy other cneapex' things to eat.” Uavid Platt and August Guterl of Ber gen avenue, two of the largest retail dea lers of the Heights, complained bitterly of me high prices. | “Our trade is falling off day by day,” oaia Mr. Platt. “The choice cuts of meat are so high that people cannot afford to purchase them. We sell much of the cheaper grades of beef since the rise in prices. I have had raise the prices, but do not think that it will be necessary to send them any higher for the present.” Henry Hinteman of York and throve streets, said that prices were sky big a and if the wholesale dealers insisted on adding more to the tax then the retailers would be forced to raise the prices ac cordingly. The big shops along Newark avenue, Winberry’s Kagan's and the Star Market are getting large prices for all cuts. In quiries elicited the information that trade had fallen off and that people were buy ing in small quantities. ^ OBJECTS TO THE PIANO Donald Murray Determined to Stop That Music in the First U. P. Church. Mr. Donald Murray, the member of the First United Presbyterian Church, at Sip and Tonnele avenues, whom the Rev. Andrew Henry charges with having at tempted to break up the prayer meeting Wednesday night by trying to smash the piano, makes sensational charges against the pastor and several members of the church. Mr. Murray was found at his home, on Whitman avenue, in the Johnstown sec tion, last evening and in an interview told of how the church fracas took place. He said that he had bee nasked to lead the meeting, but objected to the playing of the piano at the services. "I told Pastor Henry," he said, "that I did not want the piano used, but he in sisted that it was an essential part of the services. When Miss Margaret Henry be gan to play I walked over and hit the keys W’ith my hands. Thereupon Pastor Henry rushed at me and grasped me by the throat. Several others, whose names I shall keep to myself for the present, also went at me, and in the mix up I was severely dealt with. It was not un til after the row that Policeman Pangborn was called in. “I shall go to the church Sunday morn ing and attempt to stop the playing of the piano, because it is not in accordance with the rules we have been going by for many years. Patrolman Pangborn of the Oalaand avenue station house, said that when he was called in he saw blood on Murray’s face. Mrs. Murray corroborated her husband’s story of the row. She said that she saw several persons struggle with her hus band. Pastor Henry could not be found this morning to talk on the statement made by Murray. Pastor Henry said yesterday that he called the patrolman for the pur pose of keeping Murray quiet. Dr. J. Adams, a member of the church, sad this morning that the views of Mur ray on church services were a hundred years old. It is likely that the matter -will be brought up at the next meeting of tne church board. A policeman will be asked to remain near the church next Sunday morning to maintain order if Murray at tempts to carry out his threat to wreck the piano. M’CLELLAND ELECTED. Result of Union Hill Contest for Assessorship by Jus tice Collins. Thomas McClelland, the Democratic Club’s candidate, is elected assessor of Union Hill by a plurality of one vote over August Hoppe, the Democratic-Re publican machine candidate. This is the result ennounced by the County Election 'Board after Justice Col lins this afternoon had concluded the re count of the vote cast In the First and Second districts of the Third ward, by passing upon the fifty disputed ballots refefred to him for decision as to their legality. To the surprise of everyone the court allowed the so-called "citizens’ and tax payers’’ ballots to count. He did so un der a recent decision of Judge Fort in a contested Long Branch election case in which it was held that the issuing of the ballot by the Town Clerk made it an of ficial ballot. The court said that the voter could not be expected to investigate the legality of a ballot handed to him as official, and so certified by the Town Cierk. There were 26 ballots cast in the two districts which wer recounted. 21 of these bore the name of Hoppe and 5 wer for McClelland. The allowing of these re duced McClelland’s plurality of lft in the town to 3 akul the gain of two other dis puted ballot* by the Democratic-Republi can machine candidate reduced his oppon ent's plurality to one vote. The last bal lot considered by the court, and the only one rejected of the fifty disputed, bore Hoppe’s name, and had it been allowed the result would have been a tie. BUFFEY’S FATAL JOKE Shoots ft Man With a Didn’t -Know It-Wns-Loadcd Pisto’. Edward Buffey, seventeen years old, who ran away from his home, No. 44 Storm avenue, two years ago. was ar rested in Chicago last night on a charge of manslaughter. Buffey in a spirit of fun ordered a companion, Edward J. Mil ler, to throw up his hands, and pointing a revolver at his heart shot him dead. Buffey when arrested told tho police that he did not know the p'stoi was loaded. A reporter called at the home of Mrs. Buffey this morning and learned that her son had run away from his home two years ago. Mrs. Buffey became hysteri cal and fainted when told that her c*.«n had been arrested for killing a man. It was learned from another member of the house that young Buffey had given up a position in a store in New York two years ago. He came home and told his mother that he was going west and that she would never see him again. He disappear ed. and from that time she never heard ; from him until informed of his arrest ,to l day. BOND FURNISHED. Messrs. Quailey and McDon ald Give the $250,000 Pledge of Performance of Contract. WORK TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK Official Award of Contract Last Night Followed By Signing of Contract Today. The bond of $250,000 required by the East Jersey Water Company from Messrs Quailey and McDonald for the "faithiul ! performance" of the contract to construct the dam for the new water works at Boonton was furnished today by the con tractors, who will nexf week begin the work. The contract was officially awarded to $Jio Quailey-McDonaid Company last night. The signing of papers and other details will be completed today and that will end the trouble caused by Mr. P. H. Flynn's non-performance of the contract. Over tho progress Of the operations to be carried on at Boonton the East Jersey Water Company will exercise a super vision, and this will be a "uarantee to Jersey City that the plant will be properly constructed and within the time specified. Mr. Joseph H. Quailey, of. the firm, ■will reside in Boonton during the con struction of the dam, and he assures the East Jersey Company that he will never leave it until it is finished to satisfaction. A force of men left Hoboken this morn ing via the D., L. & W. B. R., for Boon ton to the scene of operations for the dam. It was said that they were sent by the new contractors to prepare the way for the still larger number of men who will be on the ground next week. Across the Rockaway Tliver, where the dam will be built, there is sti'.l some work to do before the foundation building is begun. The present false work erected by the Jersey City Water Company will be closely inspected, for having stood so long idle and exposed to the recent severe wintry weather it was deemed safer to have it overhauled before running over it cars loaded with heavy stone. There is a great amount of earth and rock ex cavation to be done and it may be at least a month before the stone work is begun. Engineer Edlow S. Harrison, who rep resents the company, hopes to see all the various branches of work on the place started at the same time; that is work on the tunnel and clearing the ground for the reservoir. The dam, however, is "the" thing, and for this alone are Messrs. Quailey and McDonald respon sible. Mr. Harrison has been indefatigable in his labors for the solution of the "water fix.” as the Finance Commission ers called it, and when a newspaper man talks about Boonton to him he rubs his hands and -confidently stays "everything is loVely.” ' He said this morning to a “News” representative that there won't be any more hitches in the way of com pleting the contract and when the water is turned on Jersey City will have the , best water works of its kind in the i country. -.-— IMPURE BAKING POWDER SEIZED Tlie New York Board of Health Find It Contains Alum and Rook, De clare It Dangerous to Health and Dump It Into the River, The New York papers report that the Health Department of that city has .seized as dangerouo to health nearly two tons of cheap mixture sold! for 'baking powder, and dumped them into the offal scow to be destroyed. More of the powder way found in a Sixth avenue department store. The report of the analysis of the Health Department stated that it was ; “an alum baking powder” containing j alum and pulverized rock. The different health authorities seem to I have different ways of repressing the sale of bad baking powders. In England they have prosecuted the grocers under the general law and broken up the traffic. In Missouri the sale of alum baking powder is actually prohibited by law'. In New' York they seize the unwholesome stuff and cast it into the river, without any discussion. The latter way is certain ly effective. The alum baking powders are usually offered at a low price, ten to twenty cents a pound, or with some prize, as a tempta tion to thc-fiousswife. Consumers can protect themselves by ! buying only high-£rade baking powder of established name and reputation. Do not be tempted by the grocer to take something else as “just as good” or “our own brand,” for the trials show that the grocer himself is often deceived by un scrupulous makers and is selling an alum j powder without knowing it. ! There are several good powders on the market; let the housekeeper insict on having what she knows is right, and not i be induced to risk the life of the family I for an imaginary saving of a few' cents. -— CENTENARY CHURCH'S ORGANIST — Proi, J. H. Ward Obliged to Resign and Mrko Wny for Mr?. Bailey ! President John H. Ward of the Board ( of Education., who ha^ been the organist of Centenary M. E. Church for a number of years, will resign his position at the i choir meeting next Wednesday evening. He is so rushed with his own business that It would be impossible for him to fill the bill as organist of Centenary Church and give the choir proper care. His place at the organ will be filled by a well known musician of this city, Mrs. | Gertrude Bailey, who is a pupil of Victor Baier. Mrs. Bailey will be a decided ac | uuimtlon to the church. I IT IS PETERMAN ASSOCIATION NOW The Lorenz Schenk Association at a meeting last evening in the Ninth ward, decided to change Us name to the Peter J. Peterman Association and elected the fol lowing officers: Hector B. Fish, President; Otlo Alorecht, Vice President; W. Al. Col lins, Recording and Financial Secretary; Peter J. i'elcrmtin, Treasurer; George Nlebilng, Serseant-at-Arms, and Charles Ferguson, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms. A committee was appointed to make ar rangements for an outing to take place on Labor Day. Don't think less of your system than you do of your house. Qlv. It a thorough cleansing, too. Take Hood's Sarsaparilla. i COULDN'T STOP THE WEDDING Groom Escapes From House Quarantined for Small pox Over a Back Fence. BRIDE HELPED HIM OVER James Gallagher and Miss Curley Married Despite Police and Health Officers. In front of No. 274 Second street, Wed nesday evening, from seven until nine o’clock, a crowd of about fifty stylishly dressed ladies and gentlemen attracted considerable attention. The front en trance to the house before which they were gathered was guarded ’by a stal wart policeman from the Seventh street station, who had received orders to allow r.o person to enter or leave the building. Tacked on the door was a small yellow sign 'bearing the word ’’Smallpox,” Those in the crowd had been invited to attend the wedding of James Gallagher, the popular president of the Letter Carriers’ Association, and Miss Margaret Curley, -a belle of Washington street. The wedding was to take place at six o’clock. In the afternoon Miss Curley paid a visit to her intended husband’s home, accompanied by Miss Lizzie McHale, a cousin of Gal lagher’s, who was to act as bridesmaid. It was about four o'clock when the ladies left Gallagher’s home to make some pur chases on the avenue and they said they would return in about an hour to prepare for the wedding. Gallagher lives on the second floor of the Second street house, and on the first floor lives George Casselman, 30 years of age. About the time Miss Curley and Mist, MeHale left the house Casselman com l^ained to his family that he felt very ili and requested his wife to send for a physician. His wish was granted and upon the arrival of the physician his cas was diagnosed as smallpox. The health authorities were notified anu they thoroughly fumigated the house im mediately, at the same time placing an officer at the front door to prevent any one from entering or leaving the build ing. In the meantime Miss Curley and Miss MeHale returned from shopping, and upoi$ reaching the house they were amazed to see a smallpox sign on the house, and & pollcemena guarding the door. The police man refused to admit them. Miss Curley became excited and did not know what to do, as she had to prepare for the wed ding and she knew that her fiance could not get out of the house in time for the ceremony. The quick wit of Miss Mo Hale, the bridesmaid, however, won the day. She mounted the steps of No. 272 Second street, which house is occupied by Mrs. Larliek, and explained the predicament they were in. She said they would like to get Mr. Gallagher out of the house next door. The bride, bridesmaid and Mrs. Larliek went to the second floor of the latter’s apartments and after re peated calling attracted the attention of Gallagher next door, who put his head out of the rear window. When the situation was explained to him by his bride he nearly fainted, but quickly recovering he put on his wedding garments, and coming to the window again, told his bride-to-be that he would make his escape if he had to scale the rear fence, as the weding could not be post poned. Gallagher then made an attempt to pass the officer at the front door o* the house, but with all his pleadings the bluecoat would not allow him to pass. Gallagher then proceeded to the cellar, and gaining an entrance to the rear yard he climbed up on the fence, six feet high, w'hich separates his yard from that of Mrs. Larliek. Miss Curley secured a lau der from Mrs. Larliek and placing i: against the fence climbed up and assisted Gallagher to the ground. A few minuX2 later Mr. Gallagher, Miss Curley, Miss MeHale and Mr. John Holmc-s left the Larliek home and pro ceeded to St. Mary’s rectory on Jersey avenue, where the couple were married by the Rev. Father Maher. It was nearly seven o’clock when the marriage cere mony was performed. In the meantime the guests were ar riving at the house and being refused ad mittance. WThen Mr. and Mrs*. Gallagher returned from the rectory they were also barred out. The supper, w'hich had been ordered from a well known caterer, also arrived, and with the guests and newly married couple had to remain on the sidewalk until nine o’clock, wrhen the health authorities removed the quaran tine and allowed the couple and their guests to enter the building. The -balance of the evening was spent in merry making and it was long after the early morning when the guests de parted for home. ORGANIZED AID’S ANNUAL MEETING Mr. Charlton T. Lowis Will Have Somotliing Interesting to Fay. The Organized Aid Association will hold Us annual meeting Friday evening, May 2, at 8 P. M., in the lecture room of the First Presbyterian Church on Emory street. The public is invited to attend the meet ing, which promises to be of unusual in terest. Besides the report of the superin tendent, Miss Kreman, showing what the association had done in th$ past. year, a.i address will be delivered by Mr. Charlton T. Lewis of Morristown. Mr. Lewis’s experience and study in the work of charity organization quaiines him to speak with authority upon that subject. Moreover his practical training as a New York lawyer should be a guar antee that theory will not lose sight of practical difficulties in the treatment of this -important and interesting topic. CHEMICAL ENGINE BROKE DOWN Chemical Et.gine No. 10, located on Bel mont avenue, broke down yesterday while going to a fire in Greenville. The tire came off one of the rear wheels and dis abled the apparatus. COLSARTS DINNER New Secretary of State Celebrates the Recogni tion of Hudson In State Politics. Colonel Samuel D. Dickinson appears to be the latest victim of the entertaining habit which has broken out in a virulent form in the present State administration. Unlike the other victims, however, thn new Secretary of State could pot find in the State of New Jersey a place suitable for his manner of indulging in the habit so he went to New York. It was a notable company which he gathered around a table Wednesday even ing in one of Sherry’s inner rooms, through the thickly padded walls of which the political secrets discussed—and other things—could not percolate. There were seventeen guests at the din ner. The round table at which they sat was open in»the centre, and the opening | was filled with an elaborate floral dis j play, the flowers being depressed so that j they did not hide the men from each | other across the table. Governor Murphy I sat at the right hand of the host, with ! Senator Dryden next to him, and Senator Kean occupied the seat at the Colonel’s ! other side. The other guests were Chan I cerv Clerk Edward C. Stokes, State Comptroller J. Willard Morgan, State Treasurer Frank O. Briggs, Attorney General Thomas N. McCarter, Major Franklin Murphy, Jr., Supreme Court Justice Gilbert Collins, County Judge John A. Blair, Major-General P. Farmer Wanser, and his business partner, James Dove, Elbert Rappleye, editor of the Jer sey City Journal; Corporation Counsel George L. Record and Colonel Charles W. Fuller. After the manner of the ancient Egypt ians, who used to place a skeleton at their festive boards in order to remind their guests of what a transitory thing life is after all, and to admonish them not to get too gay with themselves, the Col onel had Mayor Mark Fagan occupy a conspicuous position at the table. Major Carl I-entz was one of the invited ! guests, but was unable to be present. | The dinner was to have been served at j 7 o’clock, but it was half an hour later J when the guests had all arrived. There was no music and no speeches. Politics was talked informally, it was said, but there was no toast list and no general discussion. The menu cards were deco rated with pictures of ferryboats and a j distant view of Jersey City from the New ' York side of the Hudson. The dinner was | intended by Colonel Dickinson, it was ex plained, to testify to his appreciation of the recognition given Hudson in his selec- ; tion for the Secretaryship and also a sort of belated celebration of the Republican victory in Jersey City last fall. There is good authority for the states ment that all the guests drew off in good order about the first hour of the morning watch. HUDSON CITY’S LOSS “Ben" Evans’s Death Removes a Useful and Popular Citizen. By the death of Benjamin J. Evans at his home. No. 117 Chestnut avenue, yes terday, the lower Hudson City section loses one of its best known and deserved ly popular old-time residents. He is sur vived by his wife, Margaret L. and a family of adult children, including John J. Evans, of Marion, Letter Carrier Frank Evans and William Evans. At the time of his death and for the past few years, "Ben” Evans, as he was popularly known, has occupied the posit ion of night engineer at the County Jail. Previously he had been relieving engi neer at the Snake Hill institutions, and for a number of years prior to occupying that position he was attached to the Jer sey City Fire Department. Before locat ing in this city he was a member of the New York volunteer Are department. Benjamin J. Evans was 72 years of age. j and was a member of Zabriskie Post, No. 38, G. A. R. The best part of his life was spent in the lower Hudson City and Mar ion sections. He was a loyal Democrat in politics, and had *the respect and es teem of the party leaders. For the last two years "Ben” Evans has been in failing health, but manfully stuck to his post in the engine room of th« County Jail, until about three months ago. when he was obliged to stop work and take a much needed rest. His in domitable will sustained him to the last, and despite his enfeebled condition he was not confined to his bed until a few days before his death. The funeral will take place from the home of the deceased on Saturday morn ing at 9:30 o'clock at St. Joseph's Church, on Baldwin avenue, a solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated. The in terment will be in Holy Name Cemetery on West Side avenue. TRUCK DRIVERS' TURN NOW Local Orcauisitlon Former to Pro tect Their Interest* A largely attended and enthusiasts mass meeting was held last night at Ma lande's Hati, corner Willow avenue and Eighteenth street, Weehawken, for the purpose of completing the organization or a truck drivers' local union. Over 15C names were enrolled as members and officers were elected. Speeches showing the advantages to be gained by organiza tion were made by President Lefferts of the new’ local; William F. Keiper of Pain- | ters' Local Union No. 36 of this city and j others. The leaders in the new organization be lieve that inside of two months they wi.l have every truck driver in the county on : the membership roll. The next meting j will b? held next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the same hall. COURT CALENDAR Sr.nreir.e Court cases, April 28—*Nos. 23, 22. 27. 28. 21, S and 26. , v ■ 1a ! Circuit Court cases, April 28-Cvop. 316 ; and 346; April 22. jSo». 3<6 ard 193; Apn 30. Nof. 311 and £93; May 1, Nos. SL2, 3-3 and 374. m TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. AU druxxistA refund the money If it fails to cure. E. W. Grove’* »Uaature U on eaca box. 85c. LAFAYETTE PARK Dedicatory Exercises This Afternoon Give a New Pleasure Ground to the People. CITY OFFICIALS MAKE ADDRESSES School Children, Led by Su perintendent Snyder, Sing, Wave Flags and Plant Trees. Lafayette Park, which the people of that section have fought for these past five or more years, was dedicated this af ternoon with appropriate exercises. Com missioner Sullivan, chairman of the Parks Committee, was master of ceremonies. Promptly at half-past two the exercises began. The pupils of schools Nos. 19, 22 and 13 had marched to the park site from their respective schools under the direct ion of Superintendent Henry Snyder. All the children carried American flags. As the band played the children sang and waved their flags. On the stand, which was decorated with bunting, were the committee of the La fayette Citizens’ Association, who arrang ed the programme, and a number of city officials, among them Mayor Fagan, Com missioners Hauck, Nolan, Heintze. Dr. Mortimer Lampson, Commissioner Frank Angel, Director of Education Lipman Lyons, Captain Charles O. Barker, Joseph Zumbusch, C. H. Slater, John Kaiser, A. A. Campbell, Dr. J. J. Broderick and G. C. Fountain. The cadets of No. 9 school, on Bruns wick street, took part in the exercises. Chairman Joseph Zumhusch, of the spec ial committee, delivered the opening ad dress. He said that the people of Lafa yette had stood loyally by the committee in contributing to the park fund. The fight had been a long one, he said, but victory was within grasp, and he felt sure that the officials would do all in. their power to see that the park was Well taken care of. Commissioner Anthony Hauck followed with an address in which he also talked of the time it took to get a park at a reasonable price. He said that the site was an excellent one, and hoped that the Board of Finance would see its way clear to appropriating the necessary funds at once with which to improve the site. Then followed the singing of the “Red, White and Blue,” after which trees were planted in honor of- Mayor Fagan and schools Nos. 19, 22 and 13. These trees were planted on Manning avenue and Van Horne street. In all about forty trees have been carefdTly placed in the ground and will not have to be disturbed. Mayor Fagan then spoke. He said:— “The people of Lafayette on this occa sion are to be congratulated for more than one reason. I congratulate you up on the successful termination of your ef forts to secure this park, which I believe is going to be one of the most beautiful in the city. "You are to be congratulated upon, hav ing such self-sacrificing, public spirited and persistent citizens as your Citizens' Committee is composed of. The members did not wait until I was Inaugurated, but called upon me before my inauguration, and have been calling on me ever since ir the interests of this park; and I am veiy glad to see this termination and be pres ent at today’s exercises. “Lafayette is one of the most prosper ous sections of our city, and is growing very fast in both population and as an in dustrial centre, and is justly entitled to her share of public improvements. “You celebrate this afternoon the ac quisition of this site for park purposes. My earnest hope is that before long you will be able to rejoice over the fact that the necessary funds for the improvement of this land have been provided. I be lieve the site should not be allowed to re main long unimproved. “Public parks are public necessities, and we cannot have too many of them; to thousands of people who cannot afford to leave the city for mountains or seashore they are the only reminder that there is such a place as the country; they beautify and improve the neighborhood and as an investment they pay handsomely in the improvement of the health and advance ment of the pleasure of both young and old. Tile custom oi planting trees is uue tua. might be used to good advantage nor i only in connection with the city's parks, j but also in the adornment of the public I streets. Well shaded, well kept streets | and avenues are valuable attractions in j any community; more than one street which now seems to lack adornment would soon be made beautiful and attrac tive if properly shaded by trees. Why may not the commendable work of tree planting in Lafayette be continued until' not' only this entire park is adequately provided with trees, but every thorough fare lined with them. “I would sugest that the Citizens’ Com mittee urge the people of Lafayette tc plant a tree in tront of their residence and the result will ' eventually be that i Lafayette will resemble one great park. “Again I consider the people of Lafay- 1 ette should be congratulated on its grow- | ing importance as an industrial centre; ; the new factories which are being planned ! for this section give evidence of the fact i that its advantageous location is being J appreciated by the capitalists and enter- j prising business men. Lands that hate for many years been a barren waste art being converted into productive business centres. This means employment for many people and a general Increase In business. “In conclusion allow me to commend : the work of the Lafayette Citizens’ As- ; sociattou. to whose energetic labors must ; be largely attributed the success of the Lafayette Park project. Their work hs.. j spurred on public oificmls and crowned j wiLh success this movement which other wise might have been left to die becaust of the lack of public interest. "Let us hope that In thus stirring public civic pride and arousing a fresh interest In local affairs, the work of the Citizens' Association will prove an inspiration- to other like organizations ail over the city xautuhs of fa a r. Pavonla Brand of Fine Early June Canned Teas, ter sale at nearly ah good grocery stores, and wholesale at Uta Id. S. Cleary Coda store*. NOW ' IS THE TIME to get your GAS RANGE and have us make the necessary connections, it will \ save you many an unpleasant hour over p a hot stove. ' COOK WITH GAS Cooking Demonstration* g'ven dai;y except Saturday- at 3 P. M. nt 111 Montgomery Street, Jersey City until May 1st, HfiHRES, ^ Connected up complete, $9.75, $10.50 AND $12.09 WATER HEATERS, Connected up complete^ $8.00 AND $8.75 HUDSON CODNTY GAS CO. -OFFICES 109 MONTGOMERY ST., J. C. 201 AVENUE D., BAYONNE. 751 MONTGOMERY ST., J. C. 538 WASHINGTON ST., HOBOKEN. 263 CENTRAL AVE., J. C. 99 BERGEXLINE AVE., Town of Uni#*. and hasten the day when the entire com munity wilt feel more than ever tne en livening intiuence of a healthy patriotic civic pride.” Ex-Mayor Hoos followed with an ad dress, in which he said that the Lafay ette people should feel proud of the beau tiful park they are to get, and that it was the estabdiisament of such piaces that helped make a city. The 1.500 school children sang the “Star Spangled Banner,” and Superintendent Snyder delivered a short address. Fol lowing him were Police Justice James J. Murphy, who when an Assemblyman, fathered the bill which provided the funds with which to purchase the park site, and Dr. Mortimer Lampson, President of the Lafayette Citizen's Association. Many houses in Lafayette were deco rated in honor of the event. MORE COMPANIES’ STARTED County Clerk Receives Articles of Incorporation for Many Industries The United States Sulphur Reduction Company, capitalized at $2,500,000, to de velop mines and mineral lands, filed ar ticles of incorporation at the County Clerk's office yesterday afternoon. Th^ incorporators u"re Charles A. Hague, Harold C. Dayton and Kenneth K. Mc Laren, and the principal office is with the Corporation Trust Company in Jersey City. Other concerns with offices at the same place, incorporated yesterday were:— Ritzer Transformer Manufacturing Co., to make a patented variable pressure electric current transformers; $100,000. Conrad J. Ritzer, Wm. E. Van Dermon and Thornton Parker. Atlanta Kavlin Co., pottery and earth enware, $100,000. Horace S. Gould. Fred erick IC. Seward and Kenneth K. Mc Laren. Andrews Lubricator Co., lubricating ma chinery. $100,000. Frank B. Denning, Francis M. Andrews and Thornton Parker. A SPRING RENDEZVOUS There is something invigorating and re laxing in new scenes and new conditions, and when one can take himself to such a marvelous resort as Atlantic City, there is a most marked change in his mentai and physican being. First, of course, is the entire change of surroundings, then an exhilarating and healthful atmespheie, and last but not least a delightful social life. There is a variety of scenes on Tot Board Walk, the Rolling Chairs, the Dress Parade. The Bazars, and then the piers upon which every diversion has its fol lowing. The beach and its ponies, don keys, sar.d modelers, to say notnlng of its wonderful surf is in itself a grand at traction. Hundreds of hotels cater to the wants of the visitor in a manner befitting the metropolitan hostelry, and with such superb train service as the New Jersey Central offers between New York and At lantic City in its double daily three hour service, there is little reason why this fa mous resort should- not have a great spring throng. Time table and information upon appli cation to C. M Burt. General Passenger Agent, New York. They are yours for the asking.v METHODIST PREACHERS HONORED j St. PauVz Church Crowded Last Night ! to Welcome New Appointees. The auditorium of St. Paul's M. E. ! Church, Third street, was crowded last I evening when a public reception was ten- I dered to the newly appointed Methodist ministers recently sent to this city by ] the Methodist Conference, that was held in Newark af we weeks ago. Jt was a i great gathering of Methodists that assem bled In St. Paul s Church last evening, and thev listened to some excellent ad dresses by the new pastorsr Presiding Elder Wright presided at the reception. There was special music by the choir of St. Paul's M. E. Church. VAN HOUTEN POST’S EUCHRE Van Kouten Post will hold a euchre to night In the quarters on Belmont avenue. A dozen or more prizes will be distributed, j A valuable door prize will also be j awarded. 1 IN JURY’S HANDS. Counsel Sum Up In the BJrn baum-Hirsch Arson Case. The jury in the case of Nathan Birn baum and Mendel Hirseh, charged with the arson of Birnbaum furniture store at No. 132 Newark avenue. Jersey City, on : May 21 last, are now deliberating on the question of guilt or innocence of the ac cused. Judge Zabrisklej before whom the trial was held in the General Sessions Court, charged the jury after the noon recess. The case lated eight days, the defense resting at 3 o’clock yesterday when Prose cutor Erwin proceeded to sum up for the State. Mr. Erwin followed up the facts proven by the State in order, pointing out the difference inthe statements made by Hirseh and Birnbaum on the.-night of the fire. Hirseh saying he knew* Birnbaum, and Birnbaum denying that he knew Hirseh. Senator Hudspeth, on behalf of Hirseh, followed with a vigorous appeal*in which he pointed out that his client could . scarcely have been a party to tjie fire by reason of the fact that) he was'locked in the store and had no apparent motive for being implicated in any crime such as charged. Senator Hudspeth made a fer vent appeal to the jury not to allow pre judice against the Jewish race to in fluence their decision. Former Judge Thomas Noonan sumiped up for Hirseh and assailed the evidence produced by the State as being insuffi cient. Judge Zabriskie's charge to the jury was terse and characteristic. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK. April 25, 1902—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Saturday:—Fair and warmer this evening and tomorrow; south to east winds. Hartnett’s Record. April 2i. Dee. 3 P. M.65 6 P. M.60 9 P. M.g* 12 midnight.ab April 25. 1_k=st. 6 A. M.53 f* A. M.58 12 noon...82 An Old and Well Triad Remedy. Mrs. WinsuoWs Soothing Syrup tor chil dren teething snould always be need tor children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colle and is the best remedy lor diarrhoea. Twenty-live cents per bottle. oCciivj/ers ~ - | IDesiring expedition, neat work and • * • accuracy in the printing of aw *hJork Should use the . • • prompt delivery and moderate. price service of the fersgy Q'ty tyjaws l_-J