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ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. I.AST KSiTiON. / __ -==^====== J ER8EY CIT Y, "l U LSD AT7-MAY "(i HM)2. PRICE ON E CENT~ " VOTi. AIv.—>G. dy^-_—--- , j-_-_— -.— -— :- --:- "-■-—- - ~ ~■=* POLICE ENRAGED Men in CommunipawAvenue Station Demand Fumiga tion and Vaccination. 1H CLOSE CONTACT WiTH SMALLPOX Want of Fracaution Against Spread of Infection a Grave Menace to Their Families The police of the Communipaw avenue station house are up in arms over the neglect of the Health Board in not fumi gating the station house and taking pre cautions to prevent the spread of small pox. The protests of the men are made in view of the fact that two smallpox victims have been in the station house within a few days and several of the men have come In contact with them. The policemen say that the neglect of the Health Board is little short of criminal. The patrol w’agon w*as used yesterday to carry a victim to the station house who was suffering from the black pox. This person, Charles Peters, of Westervelt street, was taken to Snake Hill and died a few hours after being admitted to the pest house. The patrol wagon is being used as usual and no attempt has been made to fumigate it. The victim wTas picked up on Grand street early yesterday morning by Patrol man Murray. Peters was taken to the station house. Roundsman Ramsay saw that Peters was very sick and had him sent to the City Hospital. Warden Mc Andrews and the doctors pronounced the case one of black pox and said that Peters could not live. The patient was hustled to Snake Hill and died there an hour after being placed in bed. Several policemen came in contact with Peters and these men w*enF right off and got vaccinated. Others, too, have sought this means of j ward.ng off the disease. .. . ^ J T*T Vl XT fVlO ' X lie pum-c uauuui -- Health authorities have not taken precau tions to prevent the disease from spread ing. The use of the patrol wagon without being fumigated is another thing they cannot understand. The Ocean avenue station house was quarantined for over eighteen hours several weeks ago when a man walked in there with smallpox. Several policemen were kept prisoners all the while until the building was fumi gated. The police of the Communipaw avenue station house want to know why the | .Health authorities have not attended to he I fumigating of the building. There are over sixty men connected with that pre c,itu.'t ami .these men are thoroughly ; alarmed. There is another reason why . the place should have been attended to. I This is the case of Patrolman McNulty, j who was taken away Saturday to Snake : Hill suffering from a severe attack of . smallpox. This he contracted while as sisting the Health authorities to remove . several patients in Lafayette. The bed ! McNulty slept in is still being used by the police. Serious trouble is anticipated and a number of the men have openly stated that they would disobey orders and re fuse to go in any house where there was smallpox. One patrolman said last night that Mc Nulty's experience taught all the men a lesson. “I would take a chance of losing my place,” said he, "rather than go in a nest of that disease. My home Is too dear to me to risk bringing home those deadly germs In my clothes.” Several others spoke in the same strain. Captain McKaig, Sergeants Hoag and Snow and Roundsmen Ramsey, Noonan and Casey also spoke of the necessity of fumigating the building without delay. MAYOR AROUSED He Recommends General Vac cination to the Health Board. Mayor Fagan has decided to act in the matter of smallpox. He has sent a com munication to the Board of Health ur gniS the vaccination of every person in the community and advises them to adopt compulsory vaccination methods if necessary. The communication follows:— May 1, 1902. To the Honorable the Board of Health, Jersey City:— Gentlemen—The continued prevalence of ■mallpox in our community, though not sufficient io cause any special alarm, is such that in rny judgment special efforts should be put forth by the city, to ar rest its progress. I believe this can be done by general vaccination. Compul sory vaccination should be resorted to if such a drastic measure is requisite to in sure the vaccination of every man. wom an ami child In the community. The expenditure of a few thousand del iars in this direction will unquestionably lie a good investment. 1 do not intend to discuss this subject from a medical standpoint, as I assume that the attitude of the medical world is practically a unit in favor of the pra. lice. The vaccination of the people in that part of thin city known as “Little Italy” has demon-itrated the value of this prac tice. It wultid be difficult to tind any one in that community who has not been in oculated. and the result is that there has not been a case of smailpox reported t'rom there in months. I most respectfully recommend the mat ter to the attention of your Honorahe Board, Respectfully submitted. M. M. FAGAN. Mayor. poibonTndTmallpox James Sewell Made Miserable by Approaching Disease Drinks Carbolic Acid. While ir. a despondent mood’ last night Jams.* H. Sewell, twenty-two years, of No. 231 Vanck street, attempted suicide o. his homo by drinking carbolic acid. The physician wha was called in to at tend him discovered that he had small pox. ■For the past wee Sewell has been com plaining of paints in his back ami he felt so miserably generally that life became a burden to him. Yesterday his mother sent him to the drug .'•tore for some car bolic acid which she wished to use for cleaning beds. When the woman’s back wa» turned he snatched up tl»e acid and drank it. As soon as his mother dis covered what he had bone she sent for Dr. Shea, who as soon as he saw the young man declared that he had small pox. The doctor worked over him some time and succeeded in saving him from the effects of the poison, but the young man’s mouth was painfully burned. The health officers were notified. MR. M'CARTHY REPLIES He Disposes of Samuel W. Rushmore and His Dog Killing Scheme. In speaking of Samuel W. Rusiimore, who in a local paper on Saturday criti cized the methods the S. P. C. A. fol low in disposing of stray dogs, George M. McCarthy, President of the S. P. C. A., said today: ‘The S. P. C. A. all over the world is organized for the protection of animals; not for their wanton and unlawful de struction. There are some people, l**ce Mr. Rushmore, to be found in all large cities who have an unnatural and inhu man desire to kill every creature tha*. comes their way. They only stop at homi cide. Mr. Rushmore joined the Hudson County Society imbued with the idea tnat its two great principles were to make wholesale arrests of persons technically but not intentionally guilty of petty crue - ty and to make excursions throughout the city picking up your neighbors’ inoffensive pet dogs and killing them. We disabused his mind of this outrageous idea, ana therat he w'axed indignant and started a campaign of abuse against us. Then lie headlight and connecting it by a rubber tube commenced to carry out his ciuel ; work to his own satisfaction. I have had Mr. Rushmore interviewed, and am talk ing from facts gained by his own admit?- ; sions. “Emulating the big, hungry spider, Rush more, as he has been doing for two years past, sat in.his ‘parlor' waiting for the unsuspecting ‘fly’ to get within xus clutches. Along came a small fox terrier ■ dog, young, healthy, full of fire and with out a blemish. Out pounced the soider, and Ih© victim was dragged inside th~ web. A rope*w’as tied around the unof fending creature’s neck and a boy was hired to lead it to the S. P. C. A. ‘Tell j them to kill it,’ said Rushmore, In high glee. “The dog arrived in due season, and was so frolicsome and playful that it was kept at the Society’s office. It had been some child’s pet and showed every evi dence of affection. Seeing it run about I ca!lecMt"amI ft p toy fully ttt-kfe.nwy ftawtosr What would the 1,400 members and sub scribers of the Society say, and wha* would the public say, and w’hat. would they do if I had wantonly and wickedly caused the death of a perfectly healthy ana harmless preature who had strayed from a good home and who stood there writh w'istful eyes ready and willing t*» love and serve any new master who might give it a home? “The Society takes pride in the fact j that it never destroys a dog when it can ! get it a home, and if the party wTho took j Rushmore's victim unintentionally allow- i ed It to escape, wre should not be blamed for it. The mistake w'as made by the dog. It had been fed by Rushmore and it went back for another meal. Rushmore cruel ly grabbed the unsuspecting animal, jammed it inside of a locomotive head light and filled the headlight and the dog full of gas. Then he destroyed the evi- ; dence of his brutal eccentricity by txirow- j ing the dog into a blazing furnace. Rush ! more admits all this and prides himself j for it. “By the way. Mr. Rushmore, if he was correctly reported, made a misstatement when he said he talked with me on the telephone. I had . no conversation with him until he had exploded himself into the newspapers. He also said he is a member of the Society. He could hardly be as he failed to pay his dues for 1902• and the only way he ever did ‘aid’ the Society was to catch dors and order them killed. This grievance i ’ative to the So ciety failing to catch dogs on the streets is preposterously malicious, as the Society or its officers never had such power until May 1 of this year, an enabling act hav ing been passed during the closing hours of the last session of the present Legis lature. ___ MORAL DAY PARADE Wilson and Van Houten Posts Will Observe the Day Henry Wilson Post, No. 13. and Zabris kie Post. No. 3S, G. A. R.. have completed all arrangements for a joint Memorial Day parade, to be followed by a banquet at the Avenue House, at which the mem bers of Wilson Post will be the guests of Zabriskie. The members of Zabriskie Post will meet a\ the Avenue House and march down Newark avenue to meet Wilson Post. They will then parade through lower Jersey City passing the City Hall, where they will be reviewed by Mayor Fagan, City Collector Robert Davis and : Other officials. After which the graves of ' comrades in the different cemeteries of ; the city wil lbe visited and decorated. DUPLICATE WHIST CLUB — Mrs. Lntliins Entertains WcinsB a at Final Moefinc. I The Woman’s Duplicate Whist Club was entertained yesterday afternoon at its final meeting for the season by Mrs. W Cl. Dutkins of Montgomery street. Club ! prizes were won by Mrs. John J. Toffey, Mrs. Hetherington, Mrs. James Fleming j and Mrs. Samuel Allison. The guest prize was won by Mr;*. William Mattocks. Refreshments and the usual social hour followed the game. It was decided in view of the approach of warm weather, I house cleaning and the general prepara ! tiers for the summer vacation, not to meet again until fall. j Among those present were:—Mrs. G. V. | II. Brinkerhoff, Mrs. Jonathan Dixon, : Mrs. N. V.'. Condiet, Mrs. Hetherington, ! Mrs. Henry Traphagen, Mrs. Her. Mrs. j Samuel Allison, Mrs. John J. 'Toffey, Mrs. j James Fleming, Mrs. William Mattocks. TO DISSOL VE Vice Chancellor Pitney Ap points Receiver for Firm ofT. C. Brown & Van Anglen. C. D. THOMPSON NAMED Firm Perfectly Solvent, Its i Assets Being More Than Double Liabilities, Vice Chancelor Pitney has appointed Counselor Charles D. Thompson receiver in dissolution for the well known dry goods firm of T. C. Brown & Van Angltn Co., of Newark avenue. The firm is go ing out of business and takes the Chan cery way of winding up their affairs in preference to that more generally adopted. Lest there be any mistake about these proceedings it should be fully understood that the firm is perfectly solvent. It owes about $50,000 and has assets over $110,000 to pay off that debt. The sole reason given is that the stockholders want to get out of the business. The appointment of Mr. Thompson by the Vice Chancellor was tne result of an application made by Counselor Joseph P. Northrup representing Mr. Carl Vigules, one of the stockholders, 'me legal pro ceedings were of the friendliness nature and for the,good of “all concerned.’' The company was organized in 1891. It took over the business of the late Thomas Brown and the late Mr. Van Anglen. At the time of Mr. Brown’s death each part ner owned equal holdings. The capital of the company was $80,000. The fact that j the business is too far down town has hastened the dissolution and reasons at tending the withdrawal of George T. Brown from the firm. Mr. Brown has ex perienced a long divorce suit and on its conclusion, it is said, assigned all his in terest in the firm to another. Mr. Thompson took hold of'the business today in obedience to the order of the Vice Chancellor. He has not yet decided whether he will continue the business selling off the stock or dispose of it by a private sale. There is a mass of detail i work to be accomplished before ‘Mr. ! Thompson is in a position to determine what course he will pursue. Mr. Thomp- j son enjoys a high reputation for winding up business affairs. Many important matters have been referr to him and suc cessfully carried out. It was because of this fact that the Court selected Mr. Thompson. TUNNEIJONDS Corporation to Operate Hud son River Tunnel Files Amended Certificate of Corporation. ALBANY, May 6, 1902.—An amended cer tificate of incorporation of the New York and New Jersey Railroad Company was filed with the Secretary of State yesterday. The company is capi talized at $3,500,000, the capilai stock consisting of 35,000 shares of preferred stock and 50,000 shares /Of common stock. The directors for the first year are:—Charles Howland Russell, Henry L. Sprague, Frederic B. Jennings, Allen Wardwell, Winford T. Denison, Charles W. King, 'Robert C. Maroney, and Howard Van Sinderen, of Manhattan; William H. Stevens, Richard R. Greene, C. Roy Bangs, of Brooklyn; Hall Park McCullough, of North Bennington, Vt.; Nathaniel H. Kennedy, of East Orange. The corporation is to operate the tun nel and railroad in part within New York formerly owned by the Hudson Tunnel Railway Company, to be connected with j railroads in New Jersey. The eastern ! terminus is to be in the block bounded by 1 Christopher, West Tenth. Greenwich and Hudson streets. New York City. The railroad is to extend westward under the j Hudson River to points in Jersey City and j Hoboken. An issue of $7,000,000 first mortgage 1 bonds for the purchase of the tunnel and other property of the Hudson Tunnel Railway Company is authorized, $4,500,000 being for the purchase of the property ! and $2,500,000 for the purchase of a south ! tunnel and an eastern terminus for the ! proposed tunnel road. FLED FOR HER LIFE i Brutal Daniel O’Connell Cuts His Wife's Throat With a a Carving Knife. Mrs. Daniel O’Connell, of No. 24 Gi.' christ street, ran into the. Gregory street station last evening with blood running down her neck, from a deep cut in tn> side of her neck. She told the cergeant on duty that her husband had attacked her with a carving knife and tried to kill her. and that she was afraid to return to her home. Detective Daniel Lee of Police Head quarters, who was in the station at the time, went to the O'Connell home and placed the woman's husband under ar- ! rest. This morning in the First Criminal J Court Justice Hoos when told of the J charge remanded O’Connell for further examination until tomorrow morning. The man’s wife told Judge Hoos that she had to earn her own living and that her husband was intoxicated the greater part of his time. O’Connell is well known to the police, having been arrested a dozen timeu or more for drunkenness. PHYSICIANS EXONERATED Health Board Bi.mii.es Charge. Against Bra. Rector and Brinkerhoff i i The Board of Health last evening held i a conference at Police Headquarters for the purpose of considering the charges of negieet of duty against Drs. Rector and Brinkerhoff in falling to meet Dr. Hart at a stated time for the purpose of vacci nating the residents of Johnston avenue. The exolanatlons of Drs. Rector and Brinkerhoff were satisfactory to tin: Board and the charges were dismissed. President Tilden said after the meeting ■ lhat the conference was called for the purpose of having a better understanding among the health physicians as to their duties, and that In future there will be no misunderstanding among them. PALMA CLU8 TO MEET The regular monthly meeting of the Palma Club will b« held Friday evening | at S o'clock. PESNOT ECONOMY Fagan Sends in Some More Buncombe Vetoes. CITY WILL BE SUED John Boyd Will Hava the Courts Pas3 on the Mayor’s Course. The Board of Street and Water Com missioners will today receive two com munications from Mayor Fagan in which he vetoes twelve claims passed by that Board at a previous meeting. The com munication, which will be laid over under the rules until the next meeting, are as follows:— Jersey City, 'X. J., May 5, 1903. To the Honorable the Board of Street and Water Commissioners of Jersey City. Gentlemen—In accordance with an act entitled “An act respecting cities of the first class in this State and providing for the supervision of expenses of such cities by the mayors thereof, approved Marcn 33, 1895,” I herewith advise you that I have disapproved the following warrants: Warrant ’No. In favor of. Amount. 4*2 John Boyd $100.00 Ml A. E. Nolan 30.28 MS A. E. Nolan 129.35 flii A. E. Nolan 16.50 513 P. Tumulty 7.50 611 C. Dolan 6.00 615 P. O’Brien 8.00 513 C. O Nc.il 6.00 617 D. Larkins 8.00 613 F. Letterman 8.00 513 IB. Connors 6.00 My reasons for taking this action are already known to your Board, as per my letters to you under date of April i, 11 and 19. respectively. Kespectiuiiy submitted, (Signed) MARK M. FAGAN, Mayor. Jersey City, May 2, 1902. To the Honorable the Board of Street and Water Commissioners of Jersey City:— Gentlemen-1 return herewith without my approval the resolution authorizing the payment of $100 to Albert Losel for the calendar month of April, 1902, passed by your Honorable Board at its meeting on April 22 and certified to me for my ap proval on April 23. My reason for taking this action is al ready known to your Board. Respectfully submitted. (Signed) MARK M. FAGAN. Mayor. The veto of John Boyd’s salary claim will lead to a suit, as Boyd long ago made up his mind that he would sue if the Mayor should veto his salary. Mayor Fagan some time ago urged—the Street and Water Board to “abolish the office of Lamp Inspector,” Boyd’s position, on the grounds that the work was all done by. the police. The office was created by an act of the Legislature. The Mayor, when he was informed of this fact, demanded the dismissal of Boyd, but his demand was unheeded by the Board of Street and Wa ter Commissioners. The veto of Losel's claim Is merely a reiteration of previous vetoes of the simi lar claims for Losel. PRIEST IS PARTICULAR The Rev. George Meyer Will Re port No More Marriages Unless Color of Blanks is Changed. The Rev. George Meyer of St. Henry’s Roman Catholic Church, Bayonne, has refused to furnish any further reports of marriages performed by him until the authorities furnish blank forms of some other color than the blue ones now in use. This was the somewhat strange an nouncement made by the Secretary of the State Health Board in a communication read at yesterday afternoon’s meeting of the County Board of Health. The objec tions of the clergyman to the present official forms were that they were diffi cult to write upon, and the writing not legible. An investigation of the county records hevealed that the clergyman had made good his threat, for no returns had beer received from him since April, 1901 ai d as the State Board requested information as to whether he was violating the law by failing to report all marriages, this infor mation will be forwarded. The penalty for the failure of the offi ciating party to report marriages is $30 in each case, and as the Rev. Mr. Meyer has probably performed quite a number of nuptial ceremonies during the year, he may have to pay quite an amount If ne persists in his refusal. In a communication C. W. Cameron, son of the late Rev. James Cameron, at the time of his death on December 26 last, rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Ascension, at the corner of New York avenue and South street, for wardeu to the board ten returns of mar riages and memorandums of forty-two other similar ceremonies performed by Rector Cemeron, of which' no returns had previously been made. The board directed Clerk Rooney to thank Mr. Cameron and request that he fill out in the name of his father, official blanks for the marriages recorded on the memorandums so that the same could be regularly filed. The necessity o? making accurate re turns to the authorities was illustrated in the case of Mrs. Emil J. Seeley of North Bergen, who applied to have the record of her marriage to John Seeley. Jr., in 1879, changed to give her md$t§n* name as Emily J. Earle, instead of Emma Elizabeth Earle, and her age at the time of the ceremony as fifteen instead of eigh teen as it appears on the original return made by Justice of the Peace Huh. The change in the record is mfde neces sary to enable Mrs. Seetey to straightCi out some property internets..;-dn her Ap plication she states was so ex cited at the time of the q^remony that she did not jnoticeMhe ntriisAfike made fn her name ar.d the age was given wrong to deceive the officiating magistrate, who might have had some scruples at>out per forming the ceremony if he knew the bride was bitt fifteen years of age. As Mrs. Seeley’s application was sub stantiated as to the correctness of the facts stated by Justice Ruh, it was grant ed, and the records will be corrected. STRIKE FOR STRIKE Boss Builders to Quit Work Until Lumber Strike Is Off * Work is progressing rapidly at the new baseball park on West Side avenue. So far there is no further trouble from walk ing delegates or strikers, weather is favorable, and Mr. Judge, the carpenter contractor, expects to finish his wprk to morrow night. Mr. Judge is not the only sufferer from the strike. Boss carpenters all over the county are suffering, as their men refuse to accept lumber from mills under the ban of the union, and last night a meeting of the Boss Builders’ Association was held at Newark and Oakland avenues to discuss the matter. It has become so hard to ' get the carpenters to accept lumber from anywhere in the city that the boss car j penters are considering the advisability j of quitting work until the strike is over. Many, like Mr. Judge, find themselves loaded with lumber contracted for before the strike was on, which the men will not accept. The trend of last night’s meeting was to close dorrn on all jobs hereafter while the strike is on unless the men can be induced to accept Hudson County lumber. This means, it Is said, that hundreds of men will be thrown out of employment, and that it will be im possible to get any carpenter work done throughout the county. Mr. Judge said, when seen this morning, that if It was not for his contract with the Baseball people he would quit at once unless the men could be brought to terms. While on strike the men re ceive $6 a week, while they are now mak ing in the neighborhood of 51S. A further meeting of the Boss Builders’ Association will be held on the subject Thursday night, when the contractors will decide what to do. METAL WORKERS STRIKE Non-Union Men From Phila delphia for Strikers’ Places. The Executive Committee of Local Union No. 13, Amalgamated Sheel Metal Worers, met last night at Muller’s As sembly Rooms, No. M2 Newark avenue, and received reports from Business Agent J. W. Duffy and the shop stewards as to the action of employers relative to the new wage schedule of the trade which became operative yesterday. The reports showed* that while com paratively few bosses had refused to grapt the demand for an increase from J3 to Sn.Td'a day In t1ie'f?d5e'1-a'tb trnd ’a Saturday half holiday during the summer months, some were adverse to signing the agreement for the same. In all such cases the Business Agent was directed to withdraw the men at once. Business Agent Duffy reported that his canvass of the shops of 'Hoboken and lower Jersey City had resulted most satis factorily. Few bosses had refused to allow the new schedule. Today he will visit the shops of old Hudson City and North Hudson. Some opposition is ex pected in the latter section, but it is be lieved it will be readily overcome. It was announced that a number of non-union workmen from Philadelphia and other cities were trying to secure the places of the strikers. The executive board will continue to meet at headquarters every evening until thp matter is adjusted everywhere. SIEBERT’S REWARD Mayor Fagan Gives Him Mr. Fry’s Place on the Excise Board. George E. Siebert was this morning ap pointed Excise Commissioner by Mayor Fagan to fill the unexpired term of Ed ward Fry. Mr. Fry was appointed As sistant Collector of the Port. Mr. Siebert Is a printer. He resides in the Eleventh ward and is a well known and popular citizen of the northern part of the city. He was among Mayor Fagan’s most enthusiastic supporters dur ing the last campaign and hts appoint ment is a reward for his personal efforts on behalf of the Mayor. His salary will be $1,000 a year—he thinks. CHURCH HOME SOCIETY MEETS Social and Business Meeting Hold at Dr. Herr’i Church. A meeting of the Church Home Society of the First Presbyterian Church was held yesterday afternoon in the church parlors on Emory street. As this was the final meeting of the season it was fol lowed by a social programme and refresh ments. Mrs. Mary E. Bowen gave a very in teresting paper on Sidney Smith, and Miss Bertha Hasting sang several solos very sweetly. The officers of the society are:—Mrs. Willard Fisk, President; Mrs. George W. Case. Vice President; Mrs. Charles Gray, Secretary, and Mrs. Dickson, Treasurer. MUSICIANS INCORPORATED The Hudson County Musical Union filed articles of incorporation at the County Clerk’s office yesterday afternoon. The organization proposes to establish a wage scale for musicians in this county to ob tain employment for its members and es tablish a sick and funeral fund. The incorporators are the live trustees; —George Witlegge. George Trotter. Elmer E. Hiie, George Le Forge and Elmer E. Ward, besides William L. Anstett. Albert E. Tuck, Joseph Freund and J. Wallace The principal office of the union is at No. -118 Jackson avenue, and is In charge of George Smith as agent. COMPANIES' ANNUAL ELECTION The following elections took place today: New Jersey Warehouse and Guaranty Company—Trustees, John P. Green, Ames R Little, N. >P. Shortridge, George Wood, Samuel Rea, F. L. Sheppard and Wm. K. Barnes. _ Essex and Middlesex Turnpike Com § any—Directors, , F. Wolcott Jackson. amuel Rea, William H. Wilson. Frank L. Sheppard. Thomas B. Rea, Warren K. Dennis, James 13. Vredenburgh, W. B. Schofield; F. Wolcott Jackson, President; Samuel Rea, Vice President; Henry C. Rosa, Secretary and Treasurer. MIDNIGHT BLAZE Traffic Blocked on Twc Railroads by Fire in the Erie West End Re pair Shop. FIFTY CARS BURNEE Three Hundred Men Thrown Out of Employment Great Need of In creased Water Service. A fire that completely destroyed th< Erie Railroad car repair shops and ad joining offices at the West End, hurnec about fifty cars, threw over three hundrec men out of employment and for severa hours blocked the traffic on two railroads broke out shortly after eleven o’clock Iasi night in the “dead head" between the west end of the tunnel and the Hacken sack River. The conflagration was a most spectacu lar one and attracted fully 6,000 people, who viewed the sea of seething flames from points of vantage on freight cars and the adjoining hillsides. The first alarm was sent in at 11:23 from box No. 463, at St. Paul’s and Tonnele avenues. A second alarm was sent In a quarter of an hour later, but as the fire men were unable to do any effective work by reason of the long distance be tween the fire plugs and the -burning buildings, no third alarm was rung and the flames w'ere practically allowed to complete their work of destruction un molested. The fire again demonstrated the need of additional plugs In this section of the city, and soon after the members of the department arrived on the scene they | realized that all the burning buildings | were doomed and devoted the main part of their efforts to preventing the con flagration extending to the big mill of Dodge & Bliss, on the south, and the New York, Susquehanna and Western I Railroad bridge over the Erie tracks on Hit? edSfk. The strong southeast wind prevailing at the time carried the fiames away from the office building adjoining the ear repair shops on the north and for a time it was thought that the structure might be saved, but the flames steadily gained un til it was a mass of seething flame and soon In ruins. The high winds carried the flames to the rear of the old St. Petoy's Catholic Ceme tery, facing on Tonnele avenue, and a number of trees and the wooden fence soon caught fire. The flames were ex tinguished by volunteers, when it was not ' iced that the Susquehanna Railroad bridge over the Erie tracks, on which an engine of the latter road had been play ing a small stream for some time, had caught fire. Railroad men succeeded in extinguishing this blaze and the attention of the spectators was again directed to the flaming car shops and offices. Not a stick in either was left standing. The former was filled with cars under re pair while a number, jacked up, stood on the adjoining tracks outside the building. The flames quickly extended to these, while the railroad engines pulled many of those on wheels to places of safety. The inflammable materials, including paints, oils and pine wood, with which the shops werd stocked, fed the fierce flames, and the numerous slight explosions caused the nearest spectators to flee to a place of safety. The nearest city fire plugs were on Ton nele avenue, nearly a quarter of a mile distant, and the streams of water obtain ed from them were little more than use less to check the spread of the conflagra tion. The Fire Department was assisted In fighting the flames by the Erie Rail road Company, which sent three of Its fire-locomotives to the scene. Almost all they could do was to play small streams on the adjoining bridges and stalled cars to prevent as far as possible the spread of the fire. All trafrie on the Erie and Susquehanna roads was for a time suspended because of the danger in passing the fierce sea of flames. i The reserves of the Third precinct, un der Captain John Kelly, did admirable work in keeping the large crowd of spec tators in order and not a single accident UblUl 1 cu. j The firemen under Chief Conway fought i bravely but uselessly, as no power avail able could check the spread of the flames until they had destroyed everything in flammable in their path. All their hose was out, but so fierce was the blaze that little could be accomplished. It was after two o'clock this morning before the flames had completely destroy ed the buildings and ears and there was nothing further for them to feed on. No. 7 engine remained ail night jo-uring streams on the smouldering embers and the firemen watching to see that the blaze did not break out In some new quarter. A large number of the employes at the car shops were discharged over a week ago and a rumor was prevalent to the effect that the railroad company planned to have the work done in the future at Port Jervis or Buffalo. Among the cars entirely destroyed were twelve passenger cars and one Pullman, No. 1,057, which had been entirely repaired and were ready for service. Tho other cars burned were In different stages of repair. This morning an immense waste filled with smouldering embers Is all that re mains to mark where yesterday far reaching frame buildings, the scenes of much activity, stood. COURT calendar Supreme Court, May 7—Nos. 26 and 28. Motion day. May 10. Circuit Court, May 7—Nos. 308, 37o. May 8—No. 421. Motion day. May 9. I General Sessions Court, May 7—Louis | Plump, disorderly house; John Comerford. breaking, enter ng and larceny; James Albrecht, assault and battery. I General and Special Sessions Court sen tences, May 8. Common Pleas Court. May 9—Examina tion of applicants for naturallxatioii. Don't think lees of your system than you da of your house. Give It a thorough cleansing, too. Take Hood's Sarsaparilla. CORRECT KITCHEN CONDITIONS MEAN COMFORT TO THE WHOLE HOUSEHOLD i They can be corrected immedia r tely by installing a Gas Range . RANGES, i $9.75 UP. WATER HEATERS, $8,00 UP. Connected up complete, HUDSON COUNTY GAS CO. —OFFICES— I 109 MONTGOMERY ST., J. C. 201 AVENGE D., BAYONNE. — 751 MONTGOMERY ST., J. C. 538 WASHINGTON ST., HOBOKEN. 203 CENTRAL AVE., J. C. 99 BERGENLINE AVE.. Tows ot Gnio*. _ . GOOD THING THIS — Newly Appointed State Board of Architects Or ganize to Begin Work The Board of Architects for the 3tate, - -recently appointed .by Cover tor Murphy, have organized and are now ready to as sume the duties imposed upon them by the law. The president is Mr. C. P. Baldwin of j Newark, Hugh Roberts of Jersey City, I secretary and treasured, and the remain- j ing commissioners are Arnold H. Moses, | Camden; David B. Provost, 'Elizabeth, ! i and Charles Edwards, Paterson, j The board owes its existence to Chapter j j 29 of the Daws of 1902, and is entitled "An j ! act to regulate the practice of archltec- j ! ture.” Hereafter every achitect prac- | j Using in this State must hold a license ! I from this board. Those who are at pres- : : ent in practice have simply to present to | the board an affidavit to that effect, or a | certificate from a similarly constituted ; 1 board of another State, and by payment i of a $5 bill they are licensed. Any person who is a member of the American Insti tute of Architects can come in on the same procedure. j iBy the act licenses can be revoked for ; gross ignorance, recklessness, ir.com I petcncy, dishonest practices or any other ' good and sufficient reasons.” Before, ! however, this can be done the accused ! must face charges and undergo a trial before the board. In the event of a li cense being revoked the right of appeal will be by certiorari to the Supreme i Court. Should any architect practice without a j license, the act has this to say:— j "If any person shall pursue the prac j tice of architecture in this State, or shall i engage in this State in the business of j preparing plans, specifications and pre.im I inary data for the erection or alterations j of buildings, or shall advertise or put out ' any sign, card or drawing, designating himself as an architect, having an office and doing business within this State without a certificate thereof, in accord j ance with the provisions of this act, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than fifty dollars and not more than five | hundred dollars for each offense, or im I prisonment in the county jail for a period j of not less than one month.” I The examinations for licenses will be ; held semi-anfiually. There will be fees, : of course. The Board receives no pay, , but their expenses are met by the fees. — SYMPATHY FOR MR. D. Y. LEWIS I Members of the Ninth Ward Demo : cratic Club in a recent meeting paid a ! delicate tribute of respect to one of their i members, Mr. Daniel Y. Lewis, whose family mourns the loss of one of its mem bers. This resolution was adopted by the club:— “Whereas, The Supreme Arbiter of men's destiny, in His infinite and un questionable judgment, has, by death's mandate, severed the family ties of our distinguished and honored member, Daniel , Y. Lewis, in removing from life, while yet ! in comparatively vigorous health and | youth, his brother, Thomas Lewis: there- | , fore, be It . _ , _ ‘•Resolved, By the Ninth Ward Demo- j ! cratic Club of Jersey City that we extend to Daniel Y. Lewis our deepest sympathy and commiseration in his hour of bereave- < ment and sorrow, and that the recording aecretarv be instructed to communicate the action of this club to our respected member.” ________ COLONIAL BUILDING LOAN MEETS The regular meeting to receive dues and for sale of money was held at the office j j of the Colonial Building and Loan Assn- j elation. No. 2 Foye place, last evening. A loan of t'i.soo was made and about two hundred additional shares were subscribed for. _________ XATTFltS OF FACT. Favonla Brand of Canned Tomatoes, extra large cans, and ill led with red. ripe tomatoes, wholesale at D. E. Cleary Co.'a store*. Ask year ar.tcer for ’em. ASSISTANT FOR DR. BRETT Bergen Reformed Consistory Authorizes the Pastor to Secure Needed Help. The Consistory of the Bergen Reformed Church met last night and organized for the year. The Rev. Cornelius Brett, D.D., , presided. Jacob A. Bogardus was elect*d eierk -and Thosaas £ King -trea^uccr and secretary. The Consistory passed a resolution giv ing Dr. Brett power to select an assistant pastor to help him with the work in con nection with the church. Dr. Brett hai been overworked of late and found it ii~ posisble to cover the large field success fully. There are about 700 members in the church and a congregation of several hundred more, which makes the wont very hard. Dr. Brett has not only visited his members, but never failed to go to others who w'ere not members when called upon. The Consistory came to the conclusion that Dr. Brett was being overworked and that he should have an assistant. The resolution empowers the pastor to select a young man from the flock who will be able to take hold of the Marion Mission, a part of the church, and carry on the work successfully. Dr. Brett has been do ing all the work since the mission was begun. The assistant pastor will preach at the mission Sunday evenings and look „r S”ndnv school. At times he will preach in the mother church while goes to the mission. ~>\ Brett wrill select for his assistant '~'11 — t* Pko’y that the assistant will begin his duties nex* WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW TORE. May 6. 1502.—Forecast ."OTP the thirtv-eix hours ending at 8 P. M. Wednesday:—Fair tonight and tomorrow; north winds. Hartaett's Record. Mav 5. Deg. May 6. Deg. 3 P. M. 75 6 A. M.64 6 P M.:.72: 9 A. M.70 9 P. M. 65,12 noon...18 12 midnight.61; An Old and Well Tried K.em*dy. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for chil dren teething snouia a:waye be' used for children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind coll, and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-Sve cents per bottle. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Water Rents FOR THE YEAR > 1902-1903 WILL BE DUE ON THE 1 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, City Haii, Jersey City, N. J. PENALTIES FOR NON-PAYMENT will be added 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 1902-19C3 will not be received for property in arrears until such arrears are paid. For the Board of Street and Water Com missioners, GEO. T. BOUTON. Clerk. Dated Jersey City. April 30. 1303.