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ONE C NT ONE CENT S.AST gOSTiO^V- JF ^ V _ ..■■■■ | ■ ■ ___ ~ ___ _^ _ ==-' JERSEY CETYTWEDNESDAY. APRIL” 30. 1902. "" ~~ PRICE ONE (ENT? — ■■ .r-w——n—^»nn^—n——1 • — - ~~~ • 1 ' i i i VICTORY “The News” Wins Its Fight for Flowers In City Hall Beds. COON FAGAN COMES DOWN Announces This Morning " That the Plants Will Be Set Out as Usual. WEAK EXPLANATION Mayor Says He Was Only Try ing to Save the Peo ple’s Money. _ “The News” has.won its fight for flow ers in the four beds in the lawns about the City Hall. Mayor Fagan has begun | to recede from his original position and ^ now announces that his only opposition l to the planting of flowers was n the way the work was done. The method was to give the job to that concern who could do the work best, in the estimation of Cus todian Datz. Mayor Fagan now says the job should be given by contract awarded after bias had been received. In this way he hopes to have the work done this year for less money than it has heretofore. Custodian Datz has decided to give up the whole matter and allow events to take their course. He lost all interest in the i subject this morning and refused to talk about the subject. Comptroller Hough, who is a member of the City Hall Commission, said this morning.— “The flowers will be planted in time, but we have decided to advertise for bids and award the job by contract. We hope to have it done for less than it has cost in the past.” City Treasurer Ely, also a City Hall Commissioner, said:— "The flowers will be planted. We have decided on that, but we will do the matter more in accordance with business methods than it has been done heretofore.” Mayor Fagan smiled when he was asked about the matter. He said:— “The flowers have caused a great deal of unnecessary excitement Hheretofore the plots have been planted twice in a season. Early in the spring pansies were planted, and later other flowers were ad ded. This cost the city $600. Commission er Datz told me that. We are now going to plant all the flowers at once, and the work will be done by contract. All work that costs $500 should be done by contract. No one need worry about the flowers.” The victory of “The News” will be hailed with pleasure by the people of the city generally. The law'ns and flower beds about the City Hall have all been looked upon as the ctnral beauty spot of the city, and many were the regrets caus ed by the news that they were to be neg lected hereafter. It was the general ex pression of this feeling that led to the reversal of the Mayor’s decision, and now no time will be lost in planting the beds. PING PONG CHAMPIONS. Mr. Uarmsted of Golf Club Pro ves Best Player. Jersey City golfers spent club night last evening in the clubhouse at their usual pastime playing ping pong. It was th second in a series to determine the six best players for a ping pong team to rep present the club in out of town districts, and that the club may accept some of uie many Invitations to match its play against other ping pong clubs. Thus far Mr. Clarence Harmsted seems to be the tampion ping pong player, though the other golf champions are close on nis tracks. Among the contestants are: Messrs. George H. Bowly, A. I. Drayton, B. xi. Pclzer, Jr., Servoss, Marmaduke« Tilden, Jr.. William Ridgway. Clarence Harm sted. Eugene Newkirk, Eugene Leake, Walter Eager, George Beach, Robert L. Flemming.__ DR. BRETT RECOVERING He Infill Ba Able to Ocoupy His Pnlpit Next Sunday. The Rev. Cornelius Brett, D.D., pastor of the Bergen Reformed Church, Is rapid ly recovering from an operation perform ed several days ago for a growth on his right eye. Dr. Brett will be able to re sume his duties next Sunday. CONGRATULATIONS, ISAAC. A stork flew over Greenville last night end on its way It rested at the house of Lawyer Isaac F. Goldenhorn to leave a charming little baby girl, and oh, my, bow happy the folks are In that house hold. Miss Goldenhorn shortly after her arrival started in to prove that she had inherited the musical talents of her parents, for as the fond father confidently informed a "News" representative this morning: "She has a voice I can tell you and an ear for music." Mm Goldenhorn Is well and will re ceive congratulations in a few days. DEFECTIVE SEWER Street and Water Board Hears Complaints and Provides for Improvements. The Board of Street and Water Com missioners yesterday appointed four in spectors on improvements. Alexander Roe will act as inspector of improvements in Rutger avenue, John Rowe on the sewer in the same avenue, John Wright on improvement in High land avenue and Henry Boldt on sewer in Hague avenue. The Board also awarded contracts to the following:—Maintaining macadam roads north and south of Communipaw avenue, Henry Byrne, at 99 per cent., cast iron frames and covers, Pagan Iron Works, at 80 per cent, of two and a half cen^s; hay and feed, Henry O’Donnell; | cast iron water pipes, John Fox & Co. The residents of Jackson avenue com plained to the Board that the sewer tnerc is sufficient and a nuisance and a menace to health. They say that the cellars are constantly flooded and ask that the situ ation be relieved. The matter was re ferred to the Committee on Street and Sewers. Complaint was also made about the con dition of the sidewalks along Yale ave nue. They are flooded and impassable whenever there is any rain, the complain ants say, and they ask for repairs. Mr. Bouton has communicated with the. com plainants to the effect that while the street is at its proper grade the sidewalk is below and that is it incumbent on the property owners about there to make the repairs. He promised them, how'ever, that the matter would be carefully looked iffto as soon as possible and any relief that can be given will be. The Board of Finance was asked to ap propriate $6,000 for repairs of streets and sewers. _ JERSEY CITY MAN DROWNED Disappeared From Home and Found Hoating in Fulton Ferry Slip in New York The body of the man that was found floating in the Fulton Ferry, New Yqta, a few days agro, was identified this morn ing at the morgue in New York City that of Frank McGuire, of No. 33 Jeffer son avenue, this city. Chief of Police. Murphy said this morn ing that he had ascertained that McGuire had boarded at the above address for over a year, and had disappeared from theic on March 29 last. It was also learned that McGuire had been drinking heavily for over a month previous to his disappear ance. __ LOOK OUT FOR THIS FELLOW. Slick Swindler Victimizing Board ing House Keepers on ike Hoigkis. A slick petty boarding house swindler has been operating in the lower Hudson City section with considerable success during the last few days. Suave of man ner, of gentlemanly appearance and tell ing an easily credited story, he has suc ceeded in obtaining small amounts of money from a number of boarding house keepers, only one of whom was not ashamed to report the matter to the po lice. ! This was Mrs. Dora Heinzman, of 578 Pavonia avenue, who told Captain John Kelly, of the Oakland avenue station house last night how on Saturday after noon the glib-tongued swindler had suc ceeded in inducing her to part with _Qne dollar on the representation that the ex pressman with his trunks in the wagon was outside and he had only 65 cents in change with which to pay the charge of $1.50. The fellow exhibited a roll of bills ap parently of large denominations, and asked Mrs. Heinzman to loan him 85 cents with which to pay the expressman. She had nothing smaller than a dollar bill, which she at once handed to the swind ler, who gave her a receipts for it re marking that he liked to do business in a business-like manner. Mrs. Heinzman says that several wag ons were standing in the street at the time, and she concluded that one of them was the express wagon in question. The swindler, she said, had called some time before while she was out, and had arrang ed with her husband to take board. He said he was a lineman for the traction company. Neither the new boarder nor his trunks arrived. The description of the fellow given by Mrs. Heinzman to the police was as fol lows ;_About 45 years of age, tall and stout, light complexion, blue eyes, smooth face. He wore a black suit and black slouch hat. Both of his shoes were cut, as if for bunions. The police are on the look-out for him, and it is expected that he will soon re sume operations in another part of the city. NO DAMAGE FROM THE GROCER Mrs. Clark's Salt for HsrSos Thrown Ont ky the Jury. It took the jury In the Circuit Court less than a minute after the conclusiin of the trial yesterday afternoon to return a ver dict for the defendant in the suit of Mrs. Ar.nie De Clark, as "next fried" of her minor son. Nelson De Clark, against Samuel Kriegel, a grocer, of No. 154 Mon ticello avenue. The plaintiff asked $10,000 damages for Injuries alleged tl have been received by her son through being struck by the de fendant with a hatchet handle on April 12 of last year. Lawyer William H. Speer, Jr., who re presented Kriegel, showed by a number of witnesses that young De Clark had headed a gang of youths of the neighbor hood to “clean out" Kreigei's store, and had sustained his injuries through the de fendant’s forcible objections to the "cleaning out" process. It was also shown that on the night before De Clark had Invited a number of his friends to attend what he termed a “Jew funeral” at Kriegel's place. Instead, young De Clark came near rid ing at the head of a funeral cortege him self, for his arm was broken and he was otherwise injured in the melee. Krelgel was indicted for assaulting the boy, but on proving the facts above stated was promptly acquitted by a jury tu the Gen eral Sessions Court. ONE LICENSE OPPOSED Judge Blair Grants Twenty-six Liquor Licenses Today for Secaucus and Wee hawken. /• Judge Blair, in the Court of Common Pleas this morning, granted twenty-six of the twenty-seven applications for li quor licenses in the township of Weehaw ken and borough of Secaucus. There was no opposition in any case, except that of Wm. Schilling, who had renewed his application for a license to conduct a saloon at Maple street and Ridgely place, Weehawken. Two protests headed by G. C. McDonald, of 107 Maple street, and signed in all by 18 residents of the neighborhood, were presented against the granting of the application. It was stated that there were already eight sa loons within 1,000 feet of the site of the proposed one; that the section was a resi dential one, and that the establishment of another public-house would disturb the peace and queit of the neighborhood. The court postponed the consideration of Schilling’s application until Monday next. A year ago a similar protest was en tered against Schilling's proposed place, and he was unable to obtain a license. Seventeen applications from Weehaw ken were granted as follows:—Julius Koon, Peter J. Heagnev, Gustav A. Kris pian, Herman Stanley. John H. Steir, Alexander Saldarlni, M. S. Keller, Fred’k O. Ling, Patrick McGann, Fred’k Pfeif fer, Geo. Nienaber, Claus Basse, Frank Schweighofer, Berthold Decker, Otto Nie naber, John Feldman and Luigi Michel etti. Those granted for Secaucus were:— Jacob Schmitt, Herman Staude, Otto Conrad, George C. Engelbrecht, Adrain Feitner, Thomas Bernard, Stewart Low ry, Ernst Zitzman and Max Hugo Buh mann. The license fee for Weehawken is $160, and for Secaucus is $100. All the applicants from Secaucus wrere present and received their licenses at the County Clerk’s office. Koon, Heagney, Krispian and Stanley were the only Wee hawken saloon keepers to receive their licenses up to noon today. THE NEW BALL GROUNDS Mr. Judge Will Complete It By Saturday Sure. Although in the minds of spectators there seems to be some doubt that the Jersey City baseball grounds will be ready for the opening game on May 8, between the Jersey City Club and the Washingtons, Mr. Gregory Judge, the contractor, has not a particle of doubt on the subject. If he fails to come to time he loses three or four -bets and two suits of clothes, besides his contract. Mr. Powers, Manager Hiley and the lawyers behind Powers have every con fidence in the contractor and his men. The grandstand is now in place, roofed over and only awaits the seats. Follow’ ing out the example of the builders of the Temple of Solomon, everything is brought td the grounds ready made, with only the placing and fastening down to complete its erection. The ground has still to be levelled off, a couple of build ings are to be moved off and the fence erected. This, too, will be brought in sections ready to set up, the holes have already been dug and the structure will probably be complete by tomorrow. The grandstand will accommodate two thou sand people. The fence along the front will extend from Gifford to within a few feet of Gautier avenue. The entrance to the grounds will be at the foot of Bel mont avenue, which has beeh cut through especially for that purpose. WHO STOLE DEM CHICKENS? Proseouting Wi 'ness Couldn't Match the Heads and the Bodies. Whether it was due to the fact that Jacob Donjes could not swear positively that the heads of seven chickens and two ducks found on the floor of his barn in East New Durham, on March 8 last, hao ever adorned the bodies of his seven chickens and two ducks which w'ere miss ing. or because it was intimated that the principal witness for the State had lost his leg in a chicken extermination cam paign, will never be known. At all events John Herber and Theodore Reiser, who were charged with breaking and entering Donjes’s barn and stealing the cnicken^ and ducks, were acquitted by Judge Bla-r in the Court of Special Sessions yesterdav j afternoon. The principal witness against the ac cused was one-legged Michael Dressier j who lives in the same house with Kerber. j and who testified that Mrs. Kerber had j invited nim to assist in the operation of ! plucking the feathers from seven chick ens and two ducks. The defence was a general denial and the court gave the prisoners the benefit of the doubt. . — •— TUESDAY EUCHRE CLUB Delightfully Entertained Last Night by Mrs. Diokinson Mrs. Dickinson, assisted by Mrs. E. L. Bull, entertained the Tuesday Afternoon Euchre Club last night at her home, Boulevard and Bentley avenue. It was an especial occasion to which the husbands and gentlemen friends of the club were Invited, and was held in the evening in stead of in the afternoon. Mrs. Dickin son’s parlirs were prettily decorated with palms and American beauty roses. A collation and reception followed the game. Club prizes were won by Mrs. Daniel Evarts, Mrs. Kelly. Mrs. J. M. C. Thomas, Mrs. O. H. Taylor and Mrs. Hamilton Vreeland, and guest prizes were won by Mrs. Apgar, Mrs. G. V. H. Brinkerhoff. Mr. Charles Krugler, Dr. E. L. Bull, Mr. William Leach, Mr. Frank Cavalli and Mr. McIntyre. Among the club members are:—Mrs. Putnam, Mrs. John Mellch, Mrs. Frank Menagh, Mrs. J. T. McLaughlin, Mrs. Leach. Mrs. Pearson, Mrs. John Evarts, Mrs. O. H. Taylor, Mrs. Hiram Bennett, Mrs. Charles Kelly, Mm. Krugler, Mrs. Edward Bull, Mrs. Wlbcke, Mrs. William Pyle, and Mrs. J. M. C. Thomas. SIATTliU* OJ? SAOr. Pavonla Brand of Fin* Early June Canned Peas, for sale at nearly all good grocery stores, and wholesale gt the O. E. Cleary Co.'s store*. SCHOOLS' NEEDS Directors of Education Pre pare Estimates for the Coming Year. TWO SCHEDULES SUBMITTED So, If the New Law Is Set Aside, Board Will Be Sure of Its Money. The Board of Education held a special meeting last night at the City Hall, and made up the estimate of the appropria tion necessary for the year’s expenses of running the department. Two estimates were agreed upon. They both cover ail periods so that no matter what eonflic tlon there is between the old and the new schools laws the Board will not be with out funds. One estimate goes to the Board of Finance. The other goes to the Board of School Estimate, which will ap prove it and then send it to the Board of Finance. The Board of School Estimate is requir ed to do this by the McKee law, under which the Board of Education is now w'orking as a corporation. The estimates are shown in the resolu tions which follow':— Resolved, That the following be sub mitted to the Board of School Estimate as the amounts of money estimated to be necessary for the current expenses of and for repairing the public schools of Jersey City for the ensuing school year:— * HI > > » o P3 gcrg £5T 3o p£o ?3 p" : *• ?= ss. : as Is S3 :8i OP '. ' O ^ a ch.^ : •^a S3 e" : pg* xp : 8? : p* 5 . *i • p5 Sj ■ S sS : H15 : S' IS : &tj : -; p • £5 : 2 I S : go : 7 * o* • ® p* Teachers salaries . ««■«£■« « ^‘"Un* and blank£' inclUdin® annUa; jjMi.ss 300.00 . 17,990.00 Books, stationery"and supplies. 4,915.72 Fuel and electric power . Il.06b.b6 . ^b.ws-t.-o N£“ J=b0°IS and b°0l“ and £tati0nery 8l000.00 2,682.60 6,317.60 for same ." — 975.00 100.00 375.00 Janitors' supplies .;. 1.689.65 2,K3.^ Repairing school buildings and furniture.. 1X900M iwnm .: Manuai'training"::..::::".:::::".".:::::. . 1-186-86 $563,397.87 $204,296.12 $359,101.76 Amount of State School Funds apportioned to Jersey City tiy the County Superintendent, $248,753.18. __ Resolved, That the following be sub mitted to the Honorable Board of Fi nance as the estimates of -the amounts needed by the Board of Education for (1) I the fiscal year beginning December 1, 1902, (2) the period between December X 1902, and Jime 30, 1903, and (3) the period between July 0, 1903, and November 30, 1903. Teachers salaries . WMjgQ.OO Superintendent's salary . 7'^ Sn Secretary's salary . 1,800.00 1,050.00 itiO.CO Janitors’ salaries , .. ... Printing and blanks, including annual 30,840.00 reoort . 3,500.00 2.041.66 1.458.34 Books, stationery and supplies. 7?'^cb'kk r'to'34 Fuel and electric power . 20,000.00 11,666.66 8,333.34 Night Schools and books and stationery 0/,AA„ , for same 8,000.00 5,31..oO 2.682.oO Gas. .sa...................i$o.oo 375.00 625.00 Tanitors’ suddIIp^ . 4,000.00 2,333.33 1,666.07 Repairing school buildings and furniture.. 32.(8X1.00 Manual training . 2,000.00 1,166.66 nSS'm Summer schools and play grounds. 2,000.00 . * Total . $614,200.00 $359,101.75 $255,008.25 The Board also passed a resolution ask ing the Board of Finance to appropriate $26,000 for the repairs to be made to schools in the coming vacation. HENRY BYRNE WINS. Sait Against Him for Damages on Account Sewer Excavation. A verdict for the defendant was re turned in the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon in the suit of Eugene W. Page, the 'Brooklyn flour dealer,. against Con tractor Henry F. Byrne for damages for injuries to his horses and wagons result ing from a mixture of acid and tar which was pumped out of the Sixth street sewer excavation by the defendant’s em ployes and through which the plaintiff’s horses were obliged to travel on their way to the stable at Seventh and Provost streets. •Contractor Byrne’s proof that the stuff was not injurious furnished by a number of witnesses and by himself washing his hands in it quickly satisfied the jury. Ex-Senator Wm. D. Edwards represent ed the plaintiff and Lawyer James A. Gor don the defendant. OYSTER SHELL COMMISSION Personnel Announced T>y Governor Murphy Yesterday. (Special to “The Jersey City News.”) TRENTON, April 30, 1902.—Governor Murphy yesterday announced the appoint ment of the State Oyster Shell Commis sion, the function of which is to care for the propagation of the bivalve in the wa ters of the State. The commission will be composed as follows:— First District—Charles W. C. Benweil, John B. Tilton, Joseph K. Ridgway, ail of Ocean county. Second District—Philip Sprague and Isaiah H. Gaskiil of Ocean county. Third District—Major Mathis and Wat son T. Sooy of Burlington county, George A. Mott of Ocean county. Fourth District— Ephra S. Sooy and Walter J. Anderson of Atlantic county. Fifth District—Robert Corson and George Dickinson of Cape May county. Sixth District—Lewis Shropshire and David Claypool of Cumberland county. KENNEDY ASSOCIATION TO MEET The members of the John T. Kennedy Association will hold a meeting this even ing at their clubhouse, Washington and Morris streets, when the outing commit tee of the association will make a report upon what progress they are making. The annual outing of the association will take place on Wednesday, June IS, to Witzel’s Point View Grove, College Point, Li. L. DON’T KNOCK CLUB’S PICNIC ? Th« Don’t Knock Club, composed of well known'young men of fhe lower sec-i tton of the city, will give a grand picnic on Tuesday evening, June 3, at Greenville Schuetxen Park. Prominent city officials have rece-ived invitations to atteind and i have already promised the younv men I that they will be present- i CHILDREN TO BLAME John Bilinski Who Ran Them Down Is Discharged by Justice Hoos. John Biliski. of No. 345 Henderson I street, while driving his baker wagon on Henderson near Steuben streets, yester day afternoon ran down Albert Wetch eld, three years of age, and Vonda Wetchfield, age 6 years, of No. 323 Hen I derson street, who were crossing the ! street at that point. The youngest, Al bert, of the two children was slightly in jured about the head, and the girl also slightly injured about the body. This morning in the First Criminal Court Biliski was arranged before Jus tice Hoos, he pleaded guilty of running over the children, but claimed that he was not at fault, as the two children ran directly in front of his horse, and that he was unable to prevent the accident. Doctor Mendelsohn, this morning, said that the children were out of danger, and Justice Hoos. after hearing testimony in the case, discharged Biliski. The father of the children then wanted to bring a civil suit against Biliski, and Justice Hoos referred him to a civil court. CHIEF MURPHY WILL ATTEND Annual Convention of Polio. Chiefs to Bo Held in Iionisville. C,hief of Police Benjamin Murphy of this city will attend the convention of e , chiefs of police of the United States and Canada, which will take place at Louis ville, Ky., next week. Chief Murphy will leave this city Sunday evening over the Pennsylvania Railroad. HURLEY HELD FOR MURDER Michael Hurley,^ of Monitor street, who, in self defense ’ threw a stone at John O’Neill on March 23, last, inflicting an injury from which O’Neill died at St. i Francis Hospital on Monday night, was arraigned before Police Justice Murphy in the Oakland avenue police court this morning on a charge of murder. He was held to await the action of the Grand Jury, but in view of the circumstances surrounding the case it is thought he will be admitted to bail by Judge Blair. PENNSYLVANIA RAILROADS DIVIDEND The Pennsylvania Railroad Company will pay dividends today to the amount of $5,087,785. COURT CALENDAR Supreme Court, May 1—Nos. 8, 20 and 28. Circuit Court-May 1-282. 823, 374. General and Special Courts sentence May 1. Supreme. Circuit and Orphans' Courts, motion day. May 2. The Grand Jury will meet May 2, at 10 A. M. ! Common Pleas Court—Examination of i applicants for naturalization May 9. Pimple*, blotches and all other spring j trouble* are cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla—the | most effective ot oil spring medicines. TO SUPPLY CASH Company Organizad to Fin ance New Railroad to the Klondike. [Special to “The Jersey City News.*'] TRENTON, April * 30, 1902.—The Great Northern of Canada Consolidated com pany was incorporated at the office of the Secretary of State yesterday, with an authorized capital of $10,000,000. It is understood that the purpose of this company is to furnish the capital for the Great Northern railway of Canada, which j proposes building from Duluth, Minn., to Dawson, in the Klondike region. The new company is empowered to deal in bonds and securities as well as finance any Canadian corporation, and it is ex pected that the present capital is but a part of what will follow. Its capital is divided into 100,000 shares of $100 each, and the incorporators are Benjamin P. Moore, James McNaught and Arthur L. Meyer, Jr. The Great Northern Railway of Can ada is being constructed by Chicagoans and will run several hundred miles north of the Canadian Pacific, which was at one time considered as far north as any railroad could be built, owing to the cold climate. From a point nearly 1,000 miles north west of Winnipeg it will run to the Klon dike. A similar line is being constructed along the Pacific coast from New West minster northward, and both may reach Alaska about the same time. The Great Northern line is expected to cost more than $150,000,000. The oddest combination of corporations came from Mount Holly, and were en titled the People’s Electrict Company and the National Creamery Company. Each of the concerns has an authorized capital of $100,000, divided into 10,000 shares of $10 each, and the incorporators are H. W. Reynolds, Camden, holds fifty shares in each company; L. J. Gouffe of Phila delphia, and A. G. Dunphy of Marlton, have the same amount in each. The electric company proposes furnish ing light and power for any and all pur poses, and will, presumably, operate in Mount Holly, although this is not speci fied in the charter. The creamery company has all the pow ers that can be conferred upon it and will deal in creameries and the products there of in every State of the Union. It is pre sumed that it will start a trust or com bination of creameries throughout the country. The Ohio Solid Steel Company had a very bulky paper which it filed, and the contents empowered it to do anything ar.d everything under the sun, including the acquirement of as many plants as it sews fit, but the authorized capital is but $2,000. The list of incorporators is a very long one and each possesses"Hut tw shares ~of the forty.issued. The National Envelope Company, which started on January 16, 1392, with an authorized capital of $75,000, and a deter mination to control the envelope marke* of the country, filed a notice f dissolution yesterday and leaves the field of trus*.. The Republic Benefit Association, of the United States, has its headquarters at Camden, and the incorporators are Frank E. Glover, Casper Howarth, Walter E. Cassell, F. R. Hansell and W. L. Weir. The Locust Wood Cemetery Company has its hearquarters at Haddonfield. and the authorized capital is $150,000. N. J. Smith, J. H. Schriner and Isaac A. Brad dock, of Haddonfield, are the incorpora tors. The Frank Presbrey Company, incorpo rated May 11, 1899; with a capital of &), 000, increased it to $100,000. The Fixico Mining Company increased its capital from $50,000 to $70,000. BIDS FOR SIDEWALK BONDS The Board of Freeholders will hold an adjourned meeting this afternoon to re ceive bids for the $64,000 issue of Boule vard sidewalk bonds and to hear the re port of the committee appointed to pre pare specifications for bids for the coal supply for the county institutions. The conference between the South Bridge Committee of the board and the Free Bridge Committee of the Essex j County Freeholders relative to the New ark Plank Road, has not yet been held, I so no report on the matter will be re i ceived tomorrow. ANOTHER CRSE OF SCARLET FEVER A case of scarlet fever has been dis covered by the health department. Seven year-old Lillian P.oehrer, the daughter of William F. Roehrer, a printer, at Jack son avenue and Forrest street, Is the vic tim. The house was fumigated yesterday, and the usual sign placed on the door of the house. The child is very low from the disease. ST. JOSEPH’S LYCEUM ELECTION The election of officers of St. Joseph’s Lyceum, postponed from the last meet ing on account of the death of President Wm. Evans’s father, will take place at tonight's meeting at Pavonia Hall, Pa vonia, near Baldwin avenue. In view of the revival of interest In the once popular organisation several close contests are ex pected. ___ SEWERS FLOODED BY RAIN. During the heavy rain of yesterday af ternoon several sewer basins on Jackson avenue on the Heights were flooded, and pedestrians were forced 1 o secure planks In order to cross the street at various points. As a result of the choking of the sewers the cellars along that street were flooded. STORM BURST A PIPE _ The heavy rain last night caused a sewer pipe to burst on Jewett avenue near Bergen avenue. The earth caved in and a hole ten feet deep resulted. The cavein is a dangerous one and should receive immediate attention. Reaords of Fsml’jr Gowns. A scrapbook that will probably be val ued as an heirloom In the family of Its maker was recently exhibited among a collection of curios. The book was be gun 25 years ago, and contains samples of all the gowns worn by the originator during that time. Near these are pasted pieces of the dresses worn by her daugh ter, who will ultimately possess the book and continue the family record. VECETATION BACKWARD. Lack of Heat and Rain Retard Crops In This State. The New Jersey section of the United States Department of Agriculture has is sued its weather bulletin for April. In part it says:— "During the first three weeks of the month the temperature was below the norman, cool nights and morning pre vailing, with frequent frost and freezing temperature. The last decade was war mer, the temperature of each day aver aging 9 degrees above the normal, with generally fair weather, and an abundance of sunshine. “Conditions were most favorable for all farming operations, much plowing and. seeding have been done and a large acre age of potatoes planted, but the scarcity of rain and a lack of heat have retarded vegetation. This is especially the case m the southern, section, where all early truck is behindhand. “Wheat, the State over, is very un promising, so much so that several fields have been plowed up and will be planted with corn. Rye and grass are in fairly good condition, but greatly in need of rain. Orchard fruit trees, except apples, are now In full bloom, and very promising. “The periodical cicada is expected to appear in several counties of the State, but the distribution in these counties lo not well known. The insects will proba bly emerge from the ground during the last week in May, and it is important that the record be sent in as soon as the species is actually seen or heard. Refiorts from Trenton and other places say: Trenton—Condition of wheat very un satisfactory, owing to ccfld, dry weather and late sowing; much wheat has been plowed under and other crops planted; oats all sown; rainfall, 0.13 inch. Trenton Junction—Weather favorable for farm work, but a good warm rain needed; large quantity of potatoes plant ed; wheat prospects very poor; grass do ing fairly weil. Hightstown—Usual acreage of notatoes planted; ground getting dry;*fruit bloom abundant; spring work well under way; highest temperature 87 degrees, 22, 23 ; iowest, 34 degrees, 20; rainfall, trace. Freehold—Potatoes about all planted; wheat in poor condition, grass fair; San Jose scale injurious to some trees. Mt. Holly—All farm work progressing rapidly; winter grain, a poor showing; does not promise more than half a crop, too dry for young grass; all grass sod short, needs a warm rain; cherries, plums and pears full of bloom; apples promising, early planted crops are coming up. Newark—A piolonged dry spell, broken by thunder storms early morning of 2G barely laying the dust; highest tempera ture, S7 degrees. 22; lowest, 33 degrees, 20; rainfall, 0.09 inches. Elizabeth—Season somewhat late, but warm w earner-d wring- past few days rap idly advanced all vegetation; rye and grass in fair condition; oats showing well; peach and cherry trees in bloom. JERSEY PROTEST Senator Dryden Has Remon strances Against the Great Beef Combine. WASHINGTON. April 30. ISOS.—For a time the Grout bill, immigration matters and other measures before Congress held the attention of the people of 'New Jer sey, and the Senators and Congressmen received batches of petitions daily indi cating the views of their constituents. Now. however, the price of beef and the action of the Beef Trust is the all-im portant topic. The advance guard of petitions has begun to arrive, and ere long there will be petitions by the score from every town and hamlet in the State. Senator Dryden has received a protest against the Beef Trust from the Metal Polishers’ Union of Paterson, and from the Cigarmakers’ Union of Newark. JERSEY CITY PENSIONERS Government Was Generous to Hud son People. WASHINGTON, April 30. 1902.—Resi dents of New Jersey fared well in the dis tribution of pensions in the month of April, and among those granted were the following in Jersey City and vicinity:— Thomas J. R. Toner, Jersey City, in crease, *S a month; Joseph F. Miller, Jer sey City, original, *12 a month; Mrs. Jo hanna Brown, original widow's' *S a month; Michael Kuhn, Hoboken, restora tion, *12 a month; Abner J. Welsh. Jersey City, original, *10 a month; J. B. Parker, Jersey City, increase, *12 a month; Johu Ivaulman, Jersey City, increase, *12 a month: William Nolan. Jersey City, or iginal, *5 a month: Mrs. Julia Koch, West Hoboken, original widow's, *S a month; Mrs, Mary F. Cressey, Jersey City, origi nal widow's, fS a month; minors of Bar tholomew Caliery, Jersey City, war with Spain. *12 a month: Robert Stevenson, Bayonne, original, war with Spain, *12 a month. joy®® ~ (£i LETTER HEADS. ^ BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. \f~'. ENVELOPES. QJ CIRCULARS. LAW BRIEFS. Q PAMPHLETS. PROGRAMMES. ADCUSER ACCUSED Mary Buckley, Arrested for Shoplifting, Makes Novel Defense. CHILD BEARS HER OUT Says Wolf’s Saleslady Placed Stolen Articles In Her Basket. Mrs. Mary Buckley, of No. 35S Twelfth street, who was arrested- by Detective Lee last Saturday evening on complaint of Miss M. Rothmann, an employe of Aaron Wolf’s cloak store, No. 143 Newark avenue, for shoplifting, had a hearing this morning in the First Criminal Court before Justice Hoos, who held her in $30# bail for the Grand Jury. Miss Rothmann testified that while the store was crowded with people, about 9 o’clock Saturday evening, she overheard Mrs. Buckley say to her little daughter, who was with her at the time, to put some flowers in the basket which she saw Mrs. Buckley take from one of the coun ters. Miss Rothmann then notified Mr. Sternberg, the manager of the store, who detained the women and brought her up stairs to the office, where she was search ed. She carried a large market basket at the time, and it is claimed by the people of the store that when it was opened a bunch of artificial roses and a number of small baby’s jackets were found in it. Mr. Sternberg told Judge Hoos that the woman had cried and begged him not to have her arrested as it was her first of fense and that she did not wish to be dis graced. Mr. Sternberg then telephoned t Police Headquarters, and Detective Lee brought the woman to the Gregory street station, where she wras locked up. In answer to the question of Charles Kelly, who represented Mrs. Buckley, the accused said that at the time she was asked by Mr. Sternberg in the store to step up to his office her basket was along side of her on the floor. Mrs. Buckley stated that she did as Mr. Sternberg re quested, and her daughter waited for het at the first landing. Miss Rothmann also claimed that Mrs. Buckley had three small baby jackets un. -der the cloak which she wore at the time but Mrs. Buckley denied this. The daughter of the prisoner said that when the man took her mother up stairs Miss Rothmann opened the basket which her mother left standing on the first floor and placed several small jackets in it. Then she took the basket up stairs where her mother had been taken. This, the child said, was done before the police officer arrived, and she was waiting down stairs. Mr. Aaron Wolf, the proprietor of the store, identified a bunch of red flowers and about six baby’s jackets as his prop erty, but could not identify an untrim med black straw hat and a bunch of white roses, which were taken from the basket. Mrs. Buckley told Justice Hoos that the untrimmed hat and the white roses were purchased by her in a store further down the street, and that at the time she waa placed under arrest they were the only articles that were in her basket. Justice Hoos notified all concerned in the case that it was not for his court to decide whether the woman was guilty or not, and that he would have to send the case to the Grand Jury. Mrs. Buckley, who is a property owne? in the Horseshoe section, then gave bail in the sum of $300 for her appearance fo* trial before jury. WEATHER INDICATIONS NTE WTORK. April 30, 1902.—Forecast for the thirty-six hours eliding at S P. M., Thursday:—Fair tonight and tomorrow; southwest winds. H&rtaett's Record. April 29. Deg. 3 P. M. 63 6 P. M. 60' 9 P. M. »• 12 midnight ..56) April SO. Veg. 6 A. M.60 9 A. M.68 12 noon .72 An Old and Well Tried Ren'dy. Mrs. Winaow's Soothing Syrup for chil dren teething snouid always be used for children while teething. It softens tha gums, allays the pain, cures wind coila and Is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-live cents per bottle. DIED. ALLAIRE—At her late residence. No. TO# Avenue E. Bayonne, on Monday, April 2s, 1902. Almira M.. widow of the lata Philip Allaire, aged TS years. Funeral services at the M. E. Church, Fourty-fourth street and Avenue l>, on Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Interment at convenience of family. JOYCE—On Monday. April 2$. 1902, John C., only son of James and Margery L. Joyce, aged 34 years. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral on Thursday, May 1, at 2:30 P. M . from late residence. No. l'ii Union street.* NOTICE) IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Water Rents FOR THE YEAR 1902-1903 WILL BE DUE ON THE FIRST DAY OF MAY, 1902 and the same will be payable to the Re gistrar at the office of the Water Depart ment, Room 19, C8ty Hali, Jersey City, N. J. PENALTIES FOR NON-PAYMENT will be adtf&J as follows:— On all rents remaining unpaid on the first day of July ONE (i) PER CENT. On the first day of September TWO (2) PER CENT. On the first day of November THREE (3) PER CENT. Interest at the rate of SEVEN (7) PER CENT per annum will be added to all rents remaining un paid on the 20th day of December following. Water Rents for the year 1905-UKS will not be received for property 1 n arrears until such arrears are paid. For the Board of Street and Water Com missioners, GEO. T. BOUTON. Clerk. Dated Jstsey City, April SO, 1SKB.