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c.as? EdiTioft. v'^ *■" ONE CENT 0*fr£ENT LAST ZSSTSC?^ ____ _ -r.^=r= --=- == 1' R ICE ONE “CENT. ^ YOL. X'rV.-NO. 3971 _ ::_r --—J P ON TOE TRUST Great Beef Combine to Be Attacked in New York and Chicago. DAMAGING EVIDENCE Attorney General Has Proof That Packers Have Vio lated the Law. M’DERMOTT’S bill Dealers Will Send Committee to Urge Its Passage Through Congress. Residents of Jersey City will be grati fied to know that simultaneous attacks on the Food Trust are to be made in Chicago and in New York. Attorney General Davies, who spent yesterday in New York getting proof, has practically completed his hunt for evidence, and as soon as he can confer with two or three more persons will ask that a referee be appointed to hear witnesses in a proceed ing similar to that which he took against the Ice Trust. Mr. Davies will go to Washington Mon day to see Attorney General Philander C. Knox and obtain from him whatever evi dence he may have against the trust. The evidence on which proceedings will be begun to break up the trust will show:— An agreement exists between six big packing houses to control the price of all beef products. This agreement is for the purpose of throttling competition and regulating and occupying the entire field to the exclusion of independent concerns. 3y this agreement a system of black listing of small dealers is enforced and the retailers are subjected to the most rigid exactions of the trust. Proof of the agrement will be submitted in the form of letters passed between ! different members of the combine relating ' to the enforcement of the understanding. • Former employes of the trust have also made affidavits describing its operations and telling in detail how the combine works. Retailers who have been made the victims of the trust will tell how' j they have been squeezed and browbeaten , ■by the combine. The evidence upon which United States, j District Attorney Bethea in Chicago and AttGrney-General Davies in New York will begin action is practically identical. ; Mr. Davies wrill proceed under the Don- ! nelly Anti-Trust law, a State act, while the Federal authorities will act under the j Sherman Anti-Trust law. It is not improbable that a dozen actions against the trust w'ill be started simul taneously. United States District Attor ney Bennett is expected to begin an ac tion for violation of the Anti-Trust law in *New York. He w’ill act upon the same evidence secured by 'Mr. Bethea in Chi cago. It was stated yesterday that in structions had been received by District Attorney Burnett to begin action. He would not discuss the subject. It Ls pos sible, however, that action here will be deferred until after the question has been tested in Chicago. Attornei' General Davies spent a busy day in New York City yesterday hunting evidence. He w'as up by seven o’clock conferring at the Hoffman House with men w'ho had information to impart about the trust’s methods. He wras on the go up to midnight, when he returned to Albany, confident that he had his case in excellent shape. **I nave got some good evidence," said the Attorney-General, "and that is about all I can say. I want to get all the evi dence I can before taking any step, so that the case will be just as strong as possible. *‘I will not take action until after I have conferred with the three gentlemen composing the Tammany investigating committee. I understand that they have taken affidavits from persons who know I about the methods used by the packers in the alleged trust. They have written me that they have sufficient evidence on which to hase an action, and 1 want it before starting. "1 had hoped to meet them today, bu~ they had other engagements and asked me to defer the meeting until Monday. I have spent the day seeing others. I never like to discount my cases in advance, and w'hether I consider the evidence I have conclusive or not I prefer not to Bay. The price of beef remained stationary yesterday, but the packers intimated that there would be a rise by Monday. Butter took another big drop, tumbling down two cents a pound, whicli makes a nine cents decime in less than a week. The price of egs remained practically the same. Absolute proof that the butter market has been engineered was given yesterday in a card distributed in the commission trade. Under the caption, "Is (?) Ther3 a Butter Combine?” it gives the quoted market prices for butter and milk for April 14, 16 and 16. The comparison showed that while milk was only % of a cent higher, butter was 13 cents a pound higher. The anxiety of the trust to get rid of its huge stock of stored butter was great er than ever yesterday. That it had re ceived a salutary lesson was evident by the almost panicky way in which it ran for cover. It is expected that the committee will decide to send a delegation to Congress to urge the passage of a law taking the duty off all imported meats. Retail prices in this vicinity yesterday were as folljws:— Porterhouse steak. 30 cents a pound; sirloin, 24 cents; round steak, 22 cents; lamb chops, 25 cents; its of lamb, 20 tents; pork clio-is. 18 cents; roast pork. 16 cents; lard. 13% resits; sausage, 10 cents; hams. 18 cents; bacon. 20 cents; butter, 28 cents; eggs, 13 and 20 cents. TO CURE GRIP IN TWO DAYS I ax3'iv» Bromo-Quln'n* *h« rauae. K. \V. Umva'i «*a££*» »* *»*ry bu^c. ALL READY NOW _ Bergen and Lafayette Trust Co. Opens Its Doors Monday. Secretary George C. Smith of the new Bergen and Lafayette Trust Company an nounced this afternoon that the institu tion would positively be opened Monday morning. Ho explained that there would he no more delays and that everything would ’be in readiness for business at nine very neat and comfortable appearance, o’clock, the hour of opening. Mr. Smith has been superintending the alterations in the temporary quarters at No. 96 Monticello avenue. The work has been rushed and the quarters present a The ceilings and walls have -been done in fancy steel and painted, white yellow and green. 'Heavy oak chairs and tables will be used for the directors in the rear of the office., A neat partition stained in oiive green has been, erected and heavy brown linoleum with a Greek border has j been laid. Every effort has been made to make the quarters comfortable until a more commodious building has been erected. The new institution will do a general banking business and will pay four per cent, interest on deposits amounting from one to a thousand dollars. On sums over a thousand to three thousand, three and one-half per cent, will be1 allowed. Two per cent, will be given on daily balances of $100 or over, subject to check. Loans will be made on bonds and mortgages and approved securities. The opening of the new bank is awaited with interest by Lafayette and Bergen people. Several hundred employes of the West Bergen Steel Works and the Star dard Watch Company in Lafayette are waiting to open accounts in the newhank. Merchants and business men are also in terested in the institution and will be come depositors. Auxiliary banks will aiso be used. Secretary Smith said this afternoon j that he was confident that the bank i would rapidly be put on a paying basis, j An effort will be made at the start to i curtail expenses. ICE TRUST HERE New England Consolidated Company Incorporated in This County. The New England Consolidated lee i Company, which filed articles of incorpor ation at the County Clerk’s office yes terday afternoon, is presumably an exten sion of the Ice Trust, although its capi talization is fixed at but $125,000, of which one-fifth is six per cent, non-cumulative preferred stock. The articles provide that the capital stock can be increased from time to time as the Board of Birectors sees fit. By the conditions of the articles of in- j corporation, practically all control of the concern is vested in the Board of Birec- j tors, who may designate three of their ( number to act for them as an Executive j Committee. The Board can, without the assent of the stockholders, alter or re scind the by-laws and fix the amount to be reserved for the profits as working capital. They may remove, by majority vote, one or more of their number with, or without cause and without notice. The incorporators are John Ross Bela fleld and Jos. P. Cotton, Jr., New York, and Richard W. Tully, Jersey City. The principal office is at No. 15 Exchange .place, Jersey City. Other concerns to incorporate yesterday were:— Sidney Steel Scraper Co.; No. 15 Ex change place, Jersey City; $260,000; Henry C. Quinly, James F. Egan and Kenneth K. McLaren. Asbury Park Bill Posting Co., 101-106 Greene street, Jersey City; $5,COO. James I F. O'Mealia, L. W. 'Howell, Harry F. O’Mealia. Leathesole Co.. No. 15 Exchange place, ■ Jersey City, $2,000. will manufacture wall coverings. John J. Treacy, Powers Smith, F. M. Simon and H. M. Robinson. BIG COMPANY, BIG NAME Kuenzel Non-Asphyxating Oil Gas Producing and Heating Co. Organized. The Kuenzel Non-Asphyxating Non Expiosivo Crude Oil Gas Producing and j Heating Company, eapltallzcd at $2,000, 000, with all its stock subscribed for toy the nine incorporators, of whom eight arc- residents of Hoboken and one of Jer sey City Heights, filed articles of incor poration at the County Clerk's office yes terday afternoon. The concern, the principal office of which is at No. 260 Eleventh street, Ho boken, is in charge of Charles A. Kuen zel, proposes to manufacture a patented apparatus for producing non-asphyxating and non-explosive gas from crude oil for heating and lighting purposes, especially for heating boilers on ships, locomotives, etc. It is also intended to build motors for automobiles and locomotives to be operated by the same gas. The capital stock is divided into 200,000 shares of a par value of $10 each; one half of which is 6 per cent, preferred. The incorporators with the number of sharei held toy each follows:—G. W. Draesei, M. D.. No. 91 Jefferson street, Hoboken, 60,450; Isaac Ingelson, No. S23 Third street. 300; Wm. Graafmeyer, No. Sit Jefferson street, 300; John Schmidt, No. 216 Jefferson street, 900; Herman W. Schmidt, Third street and Park avenue, 500; August Melching, No. 310 First street, 400; (Henry Mehte, Third and Jefferson streets, 500; Charles A. Kuenzel, Jr., iNo. 260 Eleventh street, 146,300, and Henry E. Graafmeyer, No. 24V Ogden avenue, Jersey City Heights, 300. HURRYING WORK ON THE DAM Mr. Joseph S. Qualley, one of the firm which secured the contract to complete the dam at Boonton for Jersey City's new water supply, left for the scene of the work this morning. He will remain there until Monday looking over the ground. Bv next week every oart of the work will be in it lively condition. "No time is to be lost." is the order o« the TCast Jersey Water Company, the spon sors for the work, and Shat law is to be obeyed *- *'*■“ leiUr. FLOWERSBE D Mayor Fagan Won’t Allow Money to Improve City Hall Park. Mayor Fagan’s policy of cutting down expenses has reached to the lawn about the City Hall. He has given the Board of City Hail Commissioners to understand that they must not buy flowers to be planted in the four beds in the lawns. Since the City Hail was finis aed Su perintendent Datz has cared for its lawns like a hen caring for her chickens. He has watched them carefully, and spent many sleepless nights devising ways and means of adding to their beauty. It was on these occasions that he decided to warn all dogs to keep off the lawns by placing signs, low enough for any dog to read, on which was painted “Dogs must keep off the grass.” Mr. Datz was seated on the steps in front of the Hall this morning when a reporter for “The News” came upon him. He was sad and his head was bowed low. “Where are the beautiful flowers that were in those beds last year, Commis sioner?” “I don’t know. I wish I could get hold of them and put them back in those beds.” "Why?” "Because there will be no successors to them so far as I can see.” "Do you mean that those ugly mounds of dirt will be left as they are without flowers?” “Yes, unless the City Hall Commission ers change their minds,” he sadly replied. “Why will they not buy flowers?" “It is said they cost too much. My plan is to plant 1,500 pansies the same as here tofore. That would cost tl60. Surely the people will feel that they are getting more than their money's worth. If it were put to a vote of the people It would be approved by an overwhelming majority.” “Is Mayor Fagan opposed to the buying and planting of flowers?” “He has spoken unfavorably about the matter.” “Do you suppose he Is cutting these small expenses so that he will have money for his pet schemes?” "If everything is to be sacrificed to those schemes the city will suffer much. Any one who is interested in parks should be glad to benefit these lawns.” MSRKEDJALLOTS Justice Collins Makes Some Important Rulings in the Union Hill Contested Election Case. Justice •Collins in his rulings yesterday on the disputed ballots referred to him by the County Board of Elections at the recount of the vote cast for assessor at the recent election in Union Hill, estab lished several precedents of interest to persons who act as election officers and to politicians generally. In every case where the court could sustain the decision of the local election ■board it was done. This was especially ■ noticed in the matter of two torn ballots cast in the Second district of the Third ward. One of them had been counted by the election board, although for some un known reason the other was among those rejected. Both had pieces torn out of them in much the same manner and the torn pieces were not enclosed with the ballot in the official envelope, as was the case in several other instances. Justice Coilino ordered the first of these counted, but the rejection of the sebond one 'by the local eioction board was sustained, the court evidently thinking that some other reason than the tear, which did not appear, induced the local board to reject it. A most important ruling was the one declaring that the title of an office printed on a paster with the name of a candidate did not invalidate the ballot. The late Justice Dippincott, in previous recounts, held that a paster so printed made the ballot a marked one, as easily distinguish ed from others. A large mucilage blot on a ballot did not result in its rejection. Another that had a part -of the printed matter cut off, evidently by the printer in cuttnig up his sheets, was aiso counted. One that had the words, "For one year term,” printed on the paster with the name of the candidate was rejected. Other ballots with blurs caused by dirty fingers or Ink blots were not held to be marked ballots within the meaning of the law. A ballot with the name of a candidate written across the face and then a paster bearing the same name, used to cover it, was held not to be a marked ballot, as the court said there was nothing in the law to prevent the voter writing the name of a candidate on his ticket or using a paster on it. Another ballot which had the name of a candidate only partly erased with a pen cil mark was ordered counted for the office of Assessor. JURY STILL OUT No Verdict Yet in the Birn baum-Hirsch Arson Case. The jury in the Birnbaum-Hirsch arson case is still out, and the prospects are that no agreement, will be reached before late this afternoon. Eoth defendants and a large number of their relatives are In court anxiously awaiting the jury's ver dict. A much longer time than was expteced was required by counsel for summing up the case. Prosecutor Erwin occupied less than an hour in his argument for the State, but Senator Hudspeth and ex Judge Noonan, of the defendants’ counsel, occupied nearly five hours between them, thus upsetting ail predictions as to when the case would reach the jilry. Ex-Judge Homan concluded the arguxnent<for the state unS talked for nearly two hours longer, while Judge Zabrlskle required three-quarters of an hour for his charge with the numerous additions suggested by counsel. The trial has occupied nine court days, the longest time of any crim inal trial in several years. ‘ TAXPAYERS KICK Twelfth Ward Denounces Fagan’s Buncombe Pol icy of Economy. SANFORD PLAGE IN ARMS Mayor Says Property Owners Must Pay All the Im provement Cost. Mayor Fagan this morning said he would not sign the contract for the im provement of Sanford place as it now stands. The Mayor has gone over the map of the proposed improvement carefully, and. says he will refuse to allow the city to pay. 20 per cent, of the cost of improve-, ment, as is. proposed at present. The improvement is to cost $10,000. It Is proposed at present to have the property owners whose property abutts on Sanford place to pay 80 per cent, by assessment. This they are willing to do, though of late they feel that they have been assessed to the limit by paying for the improve ments on the cross streets, the majority of which have been Improved in the last few years. All of these improvements were paid for by the property owners, but they had no objection then, because the situation was entirely different. Sanford place is a street with many curves and angles. It crosses no other street at right angles. The result is that the property at any corner is in the shape of a triangle, the side street formnig the base and Sanford place one of the sides No corner property has a frontage on Sanford place. The property owners thereabouts protest against paying all the cost because of the manner in which they have been assessed In side streets where they were somewhat benefited. The contract was awarded some time ago to Philip Tumulty and he had tl}e most of the necessary materials brought to the scene of the improvement. He could not begin work because Mayor Fagan did not sign the contract and he has notified the city that he will sue for the expense the delay has occasioned him. In speaking about his refusal to sign the contract, Mayor Fagan this morning said:— ‘‘I will not sign the contract (because I do not propose that the city will pay 20 per cent of the cost cf the improvement.” “How is it to be paid then?” "Let the property owners on the liqe of improvement pay for it.” “They say they had been assessed as much as they can stand now for improve ments on side streets. "The assessment for Sanford place has not been properly made. It should be spread out all over that section. The im provement of Sanford place will .benefit the whole neighborhood. Let the whole neighborhood pay for it. "The city paid $26,000 last year for im provements to streets,” continued Mayor Fagan, “and it won't pay any $26,000 this year if I can help it.” The Twelfth Ward Improvement Asso ciation has taken the matter up and at its next meeting will appoint a committee to wait on Mayor Fagan to discuss the matter. EARLY THUNDER First of Spring’s Feais Heard in This City This Morning. The first peal of spring thunder echoed across the heavens above Jersey City at 3:30 o’clock this morning. For half a:i hour a continuous play of lightning il lumined the sky and the rum'ble of thunder was unceasing. The electrical ■ display was particularly brilliniat in the | vicinity of the Hudson River. The heaven : ly protechnics were accompanied by a heavy downpour of Tain. Inside of half an hour the fury of the storm spent itself. The glare and the rumble passed rapidly away in the north cast, and a breeze blew up from the southeast. j Last night’s rainstorm came out of the i West, where a particularly mixed brand i of weather has been served up in the last i twenty-four hours. 'Rain, hail.? dust and windstorms followed in bewildering coiv I fusion. At Joplin, Mo., three persons were killed outright and six fatally injured j during a storm wh’ch damaged property I to the amount of $300,000. | Omaha. 'Neb., was visited by a hurri cane which killed one and injured twentv persons. Many house? were unroofed. From other poinito in Nebraska come re ports of terrific wind, downpours of rain 1 and snowstorms. A dust storm put Sr. : Joseph, iMo., in darkness at noon, and when the wind wrecked the electric light plant the city was in total darkness. 31A TTJSK8 OF FA C T. Pavonla Brard of Cannfd Tomatoes, extra large cans, and filied with red. ripe tomatoes. i wholesale at D. E. Cleary Co.’s stores. Ask j vonr jT<v*pr for ’em. LETTER HEADS. BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. ENVELOPES. ! Cy CIRCULARS. LAW BRIEFS. 1 ^ PAMPHLETS. PROGRAMMES. s. CATALOGUES. BY-LAW®. IfflJfflS The Bergen and Lafayette Trust Company 88 iontice!’© Avenue, Jersey City. Capital etc. $150,000.00 jWILL OPES MOSBAY, APPJL 28,1902 OPEN DAILY FROM 9 A. M. TO 3 P' M. MONDAY EYENINGS FROM 6 P. M. TO 8 P, M. SATURDAYS FROM 9 A, M TO 12 M. CHECK DEPARTMENT. Interest at the rate of 2 Per Cent Per Annum will be paid on all daily balances of $100. and orer subject to check, and will be credit ed monthly, SAVINGS DEPARTMENT. Deposits of $1,00 and upward can be made. Interest on deposits at the rate of 4 per cent from $1,00 to$l,000,00; 3 1-2 percentfrom $1,000,00 to $3,000.00, ________ Executes all trusts known to tiie law. Money loaned on bond and mortgage and app^oired securities. _ Letters of credit issued available in all parts oi tiie Nzy'orld Promissory notes and bills of exchc;n^8 purchased. OFFICERS: President.WM. C. HEPPENHEXMER. Vice President-JOHN P. LANDRINE. Secretary and Treasurer-GEORGE C. SMiTH. DIRECTORS. „ „ r vmmr TSAAC P VANDERBEEK JOHN P. LANDRINE, J. HOWARD BUMSTED, J.’ E ’ HULSHIZER, C. HOWARD SLATER, ’ LIHNGST0N G^EEORD, g|™L|k^EARY, JOHN MEHL Jr., EDWARD ROSS, A. P. HEXaMER, HENRY WM. M. CAHILL, ___ ■— TUNNEL BEGUN Underground Trolley Rout3 to New York to Be Opened in Summer of 1903. DETAILS OF WORK TO BE DOSE I Contract for Four Immense Sighting Towers Awarded to Mr. A. J. Corcoran. The first actual work on the completion of the old Hudson River tunnel, through which to New York will run cars of the North Jersey Street Railway Company, North Hudson and Jersey City, Hoboken and Paterson Railroad Companies,, was begun this morning. Men are now engaged in clearing the tunnel of the silt and debris which have accumulated since the abandonment of the works several years ago. An interesting feature of the progress of the work is that the New York and Jersey Railroad Company, building the tunnel, is employing on this side as much Jersey City labor as possible. The an nouncement was made this morning that to McAndrew J. Corcoran, the well-known manufacturer of this city, has been awarded a very big contract; that of building four big towers, two on the Jer sey side and two on the New York side, to enable the engineers to take the proper levels during the work. These tsruetures are to be '10 feet in height, and will be known as "sighting towers.” One will be erected near the mouth of the tunnel at Fifteenth street and the other on the Jersey side at a point near to the Hoboken line. These will give the required base lines for a pos itive level. The remaining towers will be on the New York shore at similar dis tr.nces apart. tii _ . The towers arc to be built of heavy yellow pine beams, fastened with iron. Mr. Corcoran has also received the con tract to construct all the tide guages. These are made of wood and copper, and of the best workmanship. The work for this part of the contract is now being rapidly pushed in Mr. Corcorans factory on Jersey avenue. . . . . .. When the clearing or the debris in the tunnel is finished the borings will be re sumed. In the meantime, on the Jersey side, preparations are underway for the award of contracts for the brickwork, cement, stc'fei rails, metal work, etc., etc., etcToAe of the officials of the company raid that these will be delayed until aa the preliminary work has been disposed °^6ri the New York side the work is just as rapidly advancing. Contracts for the removal of buildings on the Site for the terminal have been given out, and next week the tearing down of those structures will be begun. It is the order ot_tho com pany that all work shall be advanced as rapid!v as possible, because *he receiver I. Pto open the tunnel for traffic in the summer of 1S03. pDERMS BBY Police Pick Up a Hardened Young Runaway Armed With a Sand Bag. Patrolman Patrick Higgins, of the First Precinct, while doing duty on lower Montgomery street at 2 o'clock this morn ing, noticed a urchin clad in rags stand ing at Montgomery and Washington streets. The policeman asked the boy what he was doing out at that time of night, and the boy said that he had no place to go. Patrolman Higgins brought the boy to the Gregory street station, where he said he was Otto Beyerl, 16 years of age, with no home. When the officer searched the lad be fore locking him up, he found a small sand bag, with a regular wrist strap at tached to it, such as is used by profes sional highwaymen. This morning before the boy was ar raigned before Justice Chief Murphy talk ed with him in his office and brought out ■ the fact that he had run away from the J Catholic Protectory at Arlington. N, J. When the Chief asked the boy where he i procured the sand bag he said he made it j himself at the Protectory, and that the i "revolver he carried was to protect him i self from tramps. The hid told Chtef i Murphy that all the other boys at the | Protectory carried them, but the people ; in charge there did not know they had j them. | The Chief then called up the Arlington j protectory on the 'phono to see if the boy | did really come from there. The author* 1 ties there said he did. but as long us the ' police had him they did not want any | more of him, as they could do nothing i with him. They said that the boy was | sent to them from Beacon avenue, tn.s , city, by his aunt, whose name could not be ascertained, about a year ago, ami j that he was one of the worst boys in the l institution. I Justice Hoos this morning sentenced the boy to three months at the county farm Young Beyle told Justice Hoos that his aunt had sent him away to the home at Arlington, and he did not know* wher she lived now, and even if he did it w’ould do j him no good, as she had told him tha, 1 she would have nothing more to do with him. The boy took his sentence as coolly as a : veteran criminal. Chief Murphy said this morning that young boys like Beyle, who are so hardened in their younger years, | generally turn out to be desperate ertm ! Inals, and that the sand bag that the ! lad said ho had made himself showed that . he did not carry It to protect himself, ; put for some other purpose. The Chief ; telephoned to the Catholic Protectory peo ple. advising them to parade all the s youngsters in the institution and search them for dangerous weapons. The chief i said that they would take Ills advice and j do as he requested at oace. SMALLPOX AGAIN Health Board Predicts That It Will Break Out Anew Next Fall. At a regular meeting last night the J Board of HealthJ passe# a resolution, at j the request of Dr. Hart, asking the Board of Finance to make an appropriation of $1,500 as a sort of emergency fund to have I on hand in case there should be another outbreak of smallpox next fall. Dr. Hart | earnestly appeaied to the Health Board ‘ to assist in securing some appropriation for this purpose, as the Health office de- ! sired to avoid such a condition as con- i fronted it at the outbreak of the present epidemic, when the salaries of its em ployes were held up, although they work ed night and day trying to check the spread of smallpox, and it was hampered for want of money for legitimate ex penses. Dr. Hart said that he thought there would be another outbreak of the disease next fall, and money sljeuid be at the disposal of the Board to defray the ‘ expense of vaccinating the poor of the j city. The resolution was introduced by , Dr. McGill and passed unanimously. Dr. McGill said that he was in favor | of dividing the city into section^ among j the inspectors of the Health effice, as j such a plan would not increase their du- ] ties and would cause a material fcivlng to j the city. Action will be taken on this j matter at the next meeting. Inspector Edward Salmon reported a nuisance at the home of Mrs. Callahan, j No. 247 Warren street, and it was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The in spector stated that it was not the first time that Mrs. Callahan had been accused of the nuisance which exists on her prem- ; Ises, but that Judge Hoos of the First Criminal Court had fined her at one time for the same trouble. The dog tax for the ensuing year was fixed at one dollar. A nuisance in the Lehigh Valley Rail- : road yard near Communipaw avenue was ordered abated by the Board. It is a garbage pit, into which refuse of ail kinds is thrown by the company's employes. j Health Inspector Benjamin reported the list of contagious diseases during the past month as follows:—Scarlet fever. 161: diph theria. 4«; measles. 69; and smallpox, 90. : The receipts for the month by the Board i were $1,906.50. ^ WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK. April 26, 1902.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours ending at eight ! 1- M Sundav:—Clearing and warmer to night; fair and cooler tomorrow; east winds. Hartnett-* Record. April 25. Drsr ii P. M. 61 i P. M. 61' 9 P. M. M 12 midnight........ SI April .JC. Dex I 6 A. «) HA. M. «B 12 noon . TO * LAFAYETTE'S DAY Everyone Turned Out at the Dedication of the New Park. A crowd of over 5,000 witnessed the dedi cation of the new Lafayette Park yester day afternoon and cheered city officials. It was hard to teil which got the great est ovation. The people cheered them selves hoarse and thousands of American flags were waved vigorously for several minutes. The exercises were carried oui as told in these columns yesterday. There were no hitches and much credit is du«i the special committee of the Lafayette Citizens’ Association for so successfully arrangin all the details. It was a great day for Lafayette. There were flags and other decorations every where. The people seemed to regard it as a holiday. All rejoiced that the park was becoming more nearer a reality eacn day. About forty trees have been planted. Some were set in on Lafayette s reet, some on Manning avenue and the balance on Van Home street. There were no trees planted yesterday. Ail that was done- by Mayor Fagan was the throwing of a few shoveisful of earth around a certain tree when he declared the park dedicated. The exercises were Inspiring. About 1.500 school children sang and cheered. It was indeed a great sight. Three bands of music were on the grounds and discoursed patriotic and national airs for several hours. The most perfect order was main tained. Captain McKaig had his men ws*l piaced around the park site and the crowtt seemed to act as one person at times. All of the speeches were cheered. Mayor Fagan. Dr. Lampson. Judge Murphy, Commissioners Haivck and Sullivan, Jo seph Zumbusch, Lawyer Frank Angel and Superintendent Snyder spoke. There weio numerous officials present on the pla.» form. The Lafayette citizens besieged Mayor Faan and implored him to use his in fluence in having ap appropriation se«. aside by the Board of Finance for the im provement of the park. The cost will De about $20,000. The Street and Water Board has a balance of $5,000. and wan; about $14,000 to put the park in proper shape. _ “Better out than In”—that humor that you notice. To be sure It’s out and all out, tale* Hood's Sarsaparilla. DIED THORN —On AprlV 25. 1M*. Anna W„ daughter of George TV. and the lat* Letitia Thorn. _ Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service's at tho residence of her parents. No. 'M Sircth street. on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. AiMANN.—On Thursday. April ”1. 1M2, Augusta Amann. aged M years. Reiotlvses and friends arc respectfully Invltc-J to attend the funeral on Sunesy, April £1. at .5:SO P. M.. from her late resi dence, No. lad Railroad avenue, City.