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ONE CENT - W ONE CENT LAST EDITION. LA3T EDITIOIi* ^Vbrl XlV.-Na"MW .PK^E^S'E-CENf.^* Archdeacon Jenvey Reports to the Diocesan Con vention on the Con dition of His Charges. TALK OF A COADJUTOR Many Rectors Advocate the Appointment of an As sistant to Bishop Starkey MISSIONARY BUSINESS DISCUSSED Many Hudson Men Appointed On Committees-Rev. John Keller Again Secretary. (Special to “The Jersey City News.”) ORANGE. May 21, 1902.—'“Scone* or later we will' have to deal with, t'he ques tion of the appointment of a bishop co adjutor for the Diocese of Newark,' was ■the remark of a rector of the wealthiest parish in the Protestant Episcopal see of the northern part of the State to “The News” representative at yesterday’s open ing of the annual convention in Grace Church, this city. "We, and I speak for many rectors, feel that our beloved and much venerated Bishop ought to be re lieved of the active work In- this diocese. He has run a gl-orioqs course and he is entitled to some rest in the autumn of his administration of the spiritual affairs of this see.” This thought was uppermost in one •minds of a majority of the prominent members of the convention who 'have Ibeen watching the rapidly increasing business of the diocese during the past few years. Up to now few (have dared tQ give expression to their opinion be oause of a delicate regard for the feel ings of the Right Rev. Thomas A. Starkey, who, although long past t'he allotted years of man, is still active in. the ecclesiastical harness. “The requirements of the business world of today are felt in the affairs of t’he church,” s-aid the same authority. “To make any venture, any business enter prise or undertaking successful, constant, active supervision is a sine qua non. The _strenuous life is essential to the religious as it is to the business world and our church needs a bishop who car. visit, jump about, visiting one parish and an other in his diocese. It's got to come for the safety and. advancement of our Church.” "Admitting all that,” was the reply of (Rev. Dr. Louis Schreve Osborne, rector of Trinity Church, Newark, who over heard the conversation, “yet the bulk of our brethren feel it would be exceedingly discourteous to our bishop if we were to openly suggest this matter.” “Why?” asked “The News” representa tive. "Because the Bishop has said that he does not want a coadjutor.” In spite of the Bishop’s views there are good grounds for saying that the govern ing body of the diocese have the matter tinder consideration, and soon7 “something will be doing” and probably during the present convention. The (Bishop, although well ire general 'health for 'his years, being well into the last quarter of the century. Is deaf, and during the convention has always at his side Archdeacon Jenvey of Jersey City, who tells 'him what the speaker is talking about. Indications of the "something doing” were seen yester day afternoon when nominations for the standing committee of 1903 were made. For t'he past twelve years a certain coterie of rectors have been elected on that the most important committee of the diocese, and rectors of really strong churches, but with decided views on mat ters sacerdotal, hare never even been honored with a nomination, for the honor. Ths present committee consists of Revs. W. W. Holley, W. R. Jenvey, N. Barrows. F. B. Reagor, clerical, and Alfred Mills. D. Smith Wood, Henry Hayes and E. A. S. Lewis, lay members. In the nomina t'on yesterday for the election today were gour new Clerical members—Revs. L. S. Osborne. Charles C. Edwards, John S. Milier and W. Kexkus, all men, they say, fit the advanced type, and concerning Whom the quidnuncs approvingly nodded their heads as if to say that much was to be expected should they be elected. The convention paid a compliment late in the afternoon to many well known Huincn county church members by re electing them on committees. Judge Ohafles W. Parker of Jersey City was e»nt back to that body which has charge of pew parishes. The Bishop re-appoint ed Mr. Edwin A. S. Lewis of Hoboken on the committee on certificates of lay deputies. Mr. Lewis was also renominated for the standing committee and- commit tee on Stale legislation. Lawyer Robert -Fiemining of Jersey City was renominated on the committee on rules of order, an-d Mr. Martin L. Gardner, civil engineer of Uhe Pennsylvania R. R. Co. ami located in Jersey City, was renominated on the auditing committee. AVhen the convention formally approved of the nomination of Rev. John Keiler of Arlington as secretary, that clergyman rose, and first whispering something to the Bishop, advanced to the steps of the chancel and began in a firm voice to thank tiie convention for their recom mendation. He looked remarkably well in health. The eye shot out by Barker has been replaced with one of glass and beyond a swelling closir.g half of the left eye no one would guess that lie had un dergone such an ordeal. "May I take," he said, “the opportunity An Old and Well Tried Remedy. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for chi’ dron teething snould always be used fer ehiMrefr* wniio teething, Tl soften* the to express my deep thanks to you for your kindness last year and today. In a time when the day was night it was in/ good fortune >Lo be sustained and soothed by you, and if memory and consciousness can ever retain their seats then will I ever appreciate your goodness and be grateful for it.” The secretary's remarks were received in silence. Colonel Edwin A. Stevens of Hoboken followed with a report of the Episcopal fund, and a mass of other reports were received, the convention adjourning until today. TODAY’S PROCEEO N8S (Special to ‘‘The Jersey City News.”) ORANGE. May 21, 1902.—Bishop Starkey innocently caused a small sensation this morning on the opening of the second day of the convention. The roll had just been called, when the Bishop suddenly said: "Are you aware a suit has been brought by the Trustees of the Aged and Infirm Clergy 'Fund against me as your Bishop and the Diocese of Newark and—” The clergymen had, up to this, been chatting and making a very considerable hum In the church, but these words brought instant silence and the rectors looked at each other with surprise. One rector arose and began:— “Bishop, we have never heard—” But the Bishop impatiently waved his hand as if deprecating interruption and pro ceeded to allay the fears of the conven tion that there was strife in the diocese by adding that it was a friendly suit. A burst of laughter relieved the feelings of the rectors, particularly when, at the same moment, Vice Chancellor John R. Emery, delegate from Morristown, enter ed, smiling. The suit is for the purpose of having Chancellor Magie determine many knotty points in the administration of the funds. The Bishop added that he had appointed Mr, Courtlandt Parker, of New’ark, as counsel for the Bishop and diocese as defendants. Every conventional year is published w'hat is known as the "Bishop’s Official Acts,” and sometimes the items in it are interesting. Often they provoke com ment. This was the case over this para graph appearing in the Journal of the convention and contributed by the Bishop:— “Tuesday—Wrote to one of my clergy reiterating my disapproval of women choristers being habited like the members of the choir.” That curiosity is not an exclusive femi nine virtue was shown by the reotor’s asking each other who was the “one’? Only that rector and the bishop knew. The former, of course, kept mum, and the bishop wouldn’t tell. The flurry re cently caused by Bishop Burgess public ly disapproving of women wearing cas socks in the choir was not a novel act on the part of the head of the See of Long Island. Rev. W. R. Jenvey of Hoboken, in the earlier part of the morning’s proceedings, read his report on the condition of the Archdeaconry of Jersey City. It is as follows:— To the Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Starkey, D.D., Bishop of Newark:— Roughiy speaking, the missions in the Archdeaconry of Jersey City may be di vided into two classes. In the one class there are those w’hich were begun in faith and w’hich are abundantly justifying the early promise they gave of success. In the other class there are those which were begun in the same faith, but which are not as yet so abundantly re alizing the first hopes. The delay in the development of the latter class is not because of any error in judgment on toe part of those w'ho began them. There is not a superfluous mission in the Arch deaconry. Every mission ought to be where it is. Every one w'ill be successful in due time. The delay in development is because of imperfect train service; the failure of the trolley to reach the places where they are, or some such cause as this. In the meantime, however, w*e arc acquiring property, paying for it, occu pying the ground and fully equipping our selves for the good work which will be certainly done in the very near future. There are only two or three of these, and these receive nothing from the diocese. SI. Thomas’ Mission, Lyndhurst, is one of them. It is supported by its own offer ings and by Grace Church, Rutherford. Sunday services are held, the* Holy Communion celebrated, a Sun- ; day School maintained, and the mis- j sion property kept in good re fair. The mission building and lot are entirely free of debt. It is a time of waiting. The Rev. H. R. Ladd, rector j of Rutherford, is in charge. Holy Trinity Mission, Hillsdale, is an- j other of these. When the mission was started the cor shops of the New York and New Jersey R. R. wrere located in the little town. These have been removed to j another place and the growth of the town has been checked in consequence. But it is only checked. The increase will cer tainly come. The mission owns a very nice pieoe of property, consisting of a building and very large lot, entirely paid for. Services are maintained regularly by the Rev. Arthur Whitaker, rector of Norwood. The Mission of the Epiphany, Allendale, has been of this class, but Is leaving it. The past year has been a most encourag ing one. There lias been a decided growth in interest and in strength. There are sixty-seven communicants and forty five children in the Sunday School. The offerings have been $943. A silver com munion flagon was presented by an oid friend, and a complete set of communion linen by the Ladies' Guild, on Easter Sun day. A seminarian, Mr. J. W. Jackson, has been In charge under our personal direction. He is to be ordained Deacon on Trinity Sunday and will continue In charge at the mission. St. John's Mission, Nordhoff, is sup ported entirely by St. Paul's Church, En glewood. It also Is waiting a growth which is slow in coming, but which will certainly come. There are forty com municants; there are seventy-four teach ers and scholars In the Sunday School. The offerings have been $146. Mr. N. A. Bur dtette is in charge as lay read, working under the Rev. G. F. FHdhtner, rector of St. Paul s, Engiewood. St. Agnes' Mission, Jersey City, is a mission of St. Mark's Church, Jersey City, and is supported by its own offer ings and by the mother parish. There are nearly seventy-five communicant*. Twelve have been confirnw-d. The con tributions have been better than for several yeans. Tlhe Sunday Softool is gaining in a satisfactory manner. A Woman's Guild Is doing excellent work. The Rev. F. E. Mortimer give* all clerical service. . ~ ' One of the most mterestin* and prom ising portion* of this Archdeaconry I* that portion of the 'Palisades whic'h Ilea about Fort Lee. The town of Coytesvihe Is on the Palisades and about a mile and a half north of Fort Lee. There ‘have been two bodies of Christian people in t'his town, t'he Romanists a.nd the Oon gregaUonalista. This latter body has 'had its eyea turned towards the ehurch for several years. . 'Four years ago t'he Rev. Mr. McCleary, rector at Edge water, received Mr. Waiter D. Drown into the church. That gentle man 'had been ministering to this con gregation. He had been using portions of t'he Prayer Book service in his ser vices. 'More recently Mr. George H. Dog gett, a churchman*, became t'he organist of t'he congregation. He pressed the use of the Prayer Book more energetically. This led to definite action* on the part of the congregation and to their appeal to the Bishop to be received into the church. The Rev. Mr. McCleary met this congre gation at a meeting over Which he pre sided and received their unanimous decis ion to become a congregation of church. He has given them careful instruction in the history, position, government, and doctrines of the church. He has received their individual pledges that they will be loyal to the church; will be instructed for j confirmation; ana, when ready, will offer ; themselves , for confirmation. Nothing i more unique or interesting has ever taken | place in the Diocese. It is not the impul sive action of a moment, it is the result of four years of thought and preparation. The church property is worth fully $3,000. An organ costing $1,000 was recently pur chased. The title is held by the Congre gational building Society of New York City. Mr. McCleary has offered this So ciety $i,200 for the entire property. The offer has been accepted. It will require $S0O more to make such alterations as will be necessary to put It in condition for ou uses. He is deligently at work raising this money. The town of Grantwood is as far south of Fort Lee as Coytesvlile is north. It is growing rapidly and solidly. Major Mc Clark. a churchman, has given the Rev. Mr. McCieary for the church a fine, large corner lot, nearly two hundred feet square in the very heart of the town. Plans are ready for the erecting of a church build ing. W’ork will be begun at once. A large portion of the money. $2,000, is al ready in sight. It is hoped that there will be but little debt when the building is completed. The outlook in this mission is most promising. It is all due, under God, to Mr. McCleary. The good work not only continue® in the Mission of the Good Shepherd. Fore Lee, it increases constantly. The mission was cleared of debt a few years ago. Since then much land has been purchased and $1,000 has been raised towards a Parish Home. Four places are under the charge of the Rev. James A. Medea ry—the parish at Edgewater, and the missions at Fort Lee, Gr&ntd’ood and Coytesviiie. No harder, better, more successful work is being done in the Diocese than is being done by this truly consecrated man of God. The new mission of the Transfiguration, Oradell, is more than realizing all that was expected of it. It has done mere work in the past year than seemed pos sible. It has paid its own way. It has acquired valuable mission furniture. It has purchased a lot 116 feet by 160 feet in the very best portion of the town. This will be entirely paid for in a few weeks. The hope is to build a mission building and a rectory to cost not less than $6,000 in the present year. This work is under the charge of Rev. Chas. S. Champlin, a seminarian. Mr. Champl-ln is one of our own candidate®, a member of my own parish, and will be ordered Deacon by our Bishop on the first Sun day of the Trinity. He will continue in charge of the mission. He is heartily commended to all to whom he may come in the interests of the mission. The Mission Church of the Ascension has passed safely through an experience which often sets back a long while the progress and success of 'a md® sion. The Rev. James Cameron, who had been in charge of it for fourteen years, died quite unexpectedly to us all, on the 26th of December last. He was second in the list of clergy still in active service in canonical residence in the Diocese. He had filled an honored place in the Diocese. He was the valued friend of many of us. His sudden death shocked us greatiy. There was not a break in the services, however. The mis sion was put into the hands of Mr. Dun can M. Genus, a seminarian, who is to be ordained deacon at once. He is doing aL tonishing well. A remaining balance of $260 on the second mortgage of $3,000 on the mission property had been paid be fore Mr. Cameron’s death. A vested choir of men and boys were introduced on Palm Sunday. A class of twenty-six was confirmed on the lith of this mohth. There have been forty-one baptisms. There are two hundred and thirteen teachers and school ars in the Sunday School. There are tw) hundred communicants who have re celved during the past few months. The offerings have been $1,822. There remains now a first mortgage of $3,000. This will be paid in due time. Great things may be looked for from this mission in the near future. An atmosphere of uncertainty has hung over St. Matthew’s Church, Jersey City, for the past few months. The members of the vestry have thought it was useless to attempt to support the church and services any ionger. They have made formal appli cation to the Bishop and Standing Com mittee to be permitted to sell the church property, to turn the pro ceeds over, after paying all debts, to the Trustees of the Episco pal fund, and to take such steps os •might be necessary for the extinction of the parish. They are hopeless of the fu ture of the parish, not because of any lack on the part of the Rev. W. G. Webb, priest in charge, tor they are unanimous In praise of bis fidelity and worth, but because of the constant changes tn the neighborhood. The American population Is leaving constantly, and Russians, Hun garians and Poles are taking their places. This feeling of hopelessness is not shared by the members of the congregation. They believe there Is still a need of. the church Where It Is and that there la much good work for it still to do. They are resisting the abandoning of the work and the extinction of the paTfe*. They are making a vigorous house to house visita tion and are doing all they can to bring to the aid of the church the full strength of the parish, and to save the old his toric church, which Is the mother church of all hi the eastern, portion of the diocese. (Continued on Fourth Page.) XATTZtta or PACT. Favonla Brand of CannW Tomatoes, extra large cam, and 1111(4 »l« ml, rips tomatoes, wholesale at O. E. Cleary Cut 1 atotaa. ask v<mr greets for ’as*. , ^ ■ •'I'i’fl'.'.. ..'I. ,b/‘ .. , • ’• HEATH AJLEUTH Donning Gum Shoes. He 'Steals Away to Inves tigate Metres. O’CONNOR ASSISTS Their Efforts Foiled by a Street and Water Board Employe. Yesterday in a talk with Mayor Fagan, Auditor Heath, of the Board of Finance, learned that a claim for §20,000 I in favor of the Jersey City Supply Com i pany for metres and other supplies for 1 the Street and Water Board’s stables in i Wayne aud Mercer street had reached the Mayor for signature. The work for which this claim was passed was award ed the Jersey City Supply Company last August, in a contract for which there were several other bidders all higher than this company. But Heath and Mayor Fagan came to the conclusion that they might be able to gain some thing in the way of political capitol should they make a sudden and unex pected investigation of the stables. Then they planned a campaign. It was de cided that Heath and Secretary O’Connor should make a sudden descent on the stables and see what they could see. They put on rubber shoes, but refrained from disguises of any other kind, and when no one was looking stole out of the City Hall this morning shortly after 10 o'clock and took to the side streets. They did not leave the hall together, but departed by different ways and met on a corner. All clever detectives do that, and Heath and O’Connor are clever de tectives they think. Reaching the vicin ity of the stables the two held a consul tation. It was decided to enter by dif ferent ways. Then those in charge would have no chance to escape. Ac cordingly, one entered the Wayne street and the other on the Mercer street side. George Siebert, who was m charge, was just picking up a metre. “Ha! caught with the goods on him.” exclaimed Auditor Heath, and he made a note. Siebert stopped work long enough to tell the visitors how delighted and honor ed he was with their visit. “The papers. Where are the papers,” shouted Heath. “And the books,” added O'Connor. “And the metres,” came from Heath, as an afterthought. “What do you want?” asked Siebert, angered at the cunning and annoying manner of the visitors. “X represent Mayor Fagan,’' said O'Connor. “Me, too," said Heath. “We want to go over the books and the stock to see how things are here.” said O’Connor. “Certainly. Here are the books.” Both the sleuths made a mad rush at the books, but were stopped by Siebert, who asked:— “Have you an order from Commis sioner Heintze or any other Street and Water Commissioners?” “No.” “Then you can't see anything here.” The tone was firm and the manner firmer. “Foiled.” hissed Heath. Then they rushed to the telephone, and in faltering tones told Mayor Fagan the tale. Mayor Fagan was angry. Xle sent for Clerk Bouton in a hurry and demanded an explanation. Clerk Bouton was very sorry. Siebert had his instructions. He explained that had Heath and O’Connor shown the Board of Street and Water Commissioners any courtesy, and asked fog permission or even mentioned the matter beforehand, there would have been no trouble. Then Clerk Bouton went to the stables and accorded O’Con nor and Heath the freedom of the stables. Their work was not finished up to a late hour this afternoon, and they could not be seen for opinions. Mayor Fagan was seen, and he said that he had sent his secretary to gather information that he had needed for some time to do business understandingl.v. He excused Siebert’s actions on the ground that the orders of the Street iyid Water Commissioners should be carried out. PLAGE FOR MASON Excise Board Makes the Colonel an Inspector License for Beirne. The Board of Excise Commissioners j last night appointed Colonel William B. Mason an Excise Inspector at a salary j of $83.33 a month. The appointment ■■ was made by the adoption of a resolu tion introduced by Commissioner Dow ling. Colenel Mason was nominated by the Republicans last fall on the Assembly ticket. He has since been seekiug ap pointment under the Fagan administra tion. He recently quit business in Wash ington Market, Xew York, where he was a fruit dealer. His duties as Inspector begin at once. He signed his accept ance of the appointment last night after the Board meeting, and this morning ap peared before City Clerk O’Donnell and was sworn in. The appointment is satis factory to both the Board of Managers of Mayor Fagan and to his friends, as Colonel Mason is a popular and well known man. He is a resident of the Eighth Ward. The Board also passed a resolution or City Treasurer for the salaries of the four Commissioners. The appropriation by the Board of Finance of $1,700 a week ago makes it possible for the fiyst time for the Commissioners to draw a salary. 5 Little more than these two matters was considered, because the greater part of the time of the meeting was taken up by hearing residents in the vicinity of Xo. 3.100 Boulevard express their, opin ions on the application of Peter Beirne for a license to conduct a saloon at that place. When Beirne first made appli cation a great many people wrote to the Board protesting against the granting of his application. The last meeting was taken up by the hearing of a score of people who advocated Beirue's applica aion. and last night was to have been the opportunity of those who opposed the application. There was only one man present who showed any desire to op pose it, and the license was granted. FAGAN IGNORED Street and Water Board Over rides His Buncombe Paint Veto. The Board of Street and Water Com missioners held a short meeting yester- > day afternoon at the City Hall and transacted routine business. The veto of Mayor Fagan of the claim of the Jersey City Supply Company for paint received at the meeting last w.eek, I was overridden. Peter McCabe, the contractor who is doing the work of improvement in Audu bon avenue, complained that the resi dents along the thoroughfare allowed the drainage to flow over the sidewalks so that the curbing fell away from position. This caused the contractor so much trouble that he wishes the Board to have it stopped at once, and expresses the opinion that it is a hardship to compel him to clear away the damaged portions of the street. The Warner, Quinlan Asphalt Co. no tified the Board that it had not carried ont the contract for the asphalting of Newark avenue, between Baldwin ave nue and Cook street, because it had been led to believe that payment would not be made promptly. At Mayor Fagan's suggestion the Board decided to stop any work by re | scinding the contract. The Lackawanna Railroad Company asked that care be taken, if any improve ments are contemplated for Henderson street, that their plans for extending the trestle there be not interfered with. A communication from Mayor Fagan drew attention to the plea of the resi dents in Pine street for another electric light near Ash street, and advised that the matter be looked into. Specifications for the improvement of Sip avenue, between the Boulevard and West Side avenues, were adoptd. The Assessment Commissioners filed a preliminary map for the opening and re pairing of Gray street. John Wright was appointed Inspector on the improve ment of Jewett avenue, and the sewers put in Rutgers avenue and Sheffield ave nue were accented as complete. Action on the improvement of Colgate street was stopped because of objections filed with the Board. FLOWER BEDS LOOK SICK Mayor Fagan’s Little Scheme Costs More and Produces Less Plants. — John Madden, the florist, who was given 5 the contract to plant flowers in the beds J about the City Hall and to maintain them \ for the season at a cost of $495, began I work yesterday and late in the afternoon completed one bed. The price he received was in excess of the old price to the ex tent of $45. But Mayor Fagan's contract system was responsible for the loss to the city. Heretofore not less than 25.000 j plants have been placed in the beds. Madden’s contract calls for $17,000. The difference Is very noticeable. The beds look sick. So thin are the flowers that more earth than plant is seen, and one could almost drop a football between any of the flowers. Those employed in the City Hal! who remember last year's beds look at the new ones and are disgusted. One of these gentlemen said this morning:— “I wouldn't have such flower beds in my back yard not alone let people see them, j They are a disgrace to the city. Perhaps j Mayor Fagan is satisfied, but if he is he has poor taste.” UNIVERSITY CLUB MEETS Members Amend Constitution and Listen to n Lecture The last meeting of the season of the , University Club took place last evening at the Union League Club House on York street, when the members listened to an interesting address given by Dr. Cramp ton, who is professor of zoology at Bar nard College. His topic was, ‘'Some Interesting Mod ern Aspects of the Problem of Evolution.” Professor Crampton proved himself an in terestnig talker, and he was given a hearty reception by teh members. At the meeting previous to the address an amendment to teh constitution was adonted providing that in the future there shall be five meeting a year instead of ten, as heretofore. The meeting was largely attended. GRANDMOTHER J5ECRETLY WEDDED Elderly Couple Announce Marriage After Honeymoon. (Special to ‘ The Jersey City News?.”) ASBURY PARK, May 21. ISOS.—At a re caption given by t'he Wheelmen's Club, last night. Silas Stiger. 65 years at age. announced that he and Susan Rorkafeiler, 63 yearp old. were secretly married April 26. by Father Re,che. in the. Church of the Holy Spirit. Mr. Stiger is quite wtachy. Mrt Rocket teller is the widow of Joan Rockafelltr. t'orpierly owner and pro prietor of Sun<et Hall. and to a so wealthy. The bride ha* two pome and five grandchildren. They first learned of the A ■Btt RANK INJUSTICE Democratic Firemen Trans ferred to Make Pleasant Berths for Republicans A few days ago the Republican Fire Commissioners, Niblet and Angel* thought they would take it upon themselves to make a few transfers in the department without even notifying their Democratic colleague. Commissioner Hennessey. As a consequence some Republican firemen were sent to engine houses near their homes, while Democrats were sent away to make room for them. “It seems to be a small piece of busi ness,” is the general comment of the transferred Democratic firemen, who think that Commissioner Hennessey should have been consulted In the mat ter, and they are very .Indignant over the action. The Democrats transferred were:—Will iam Woods, from No. 2 Truck to No. 7 Ffngirte Company; John McGough, No. 16 Engine to No. 7 Engine; Thomas Core, No. S Engine to No. 13 Engine; James Flannagan. No. 7 Engine Company to No. 9 Engine Company; H. Van Voorhis, No. 9 Engine to No. S Engine. Republicans:— William Halligan, No. 2 Truck to No. 3 Truck; John Segale, No. 7 Engine Com pany to No. 2 Truck; Richard Greene, No. 5 Engine to No. 16 Engine; Christopher Sherer, No. 13 Engine to No. 4 Truck; Philip Dosch, No. 4 Truck to to No. 8 Engine, and N. Chambers, from No. 8 Engine to No. 9 Engine. There were no captains transferred, but more than likely such a thing will take place in a short time, it is said. CHEMICAL TRUST Company With $5,000,000 Capital Among the Cor porations Formed in This County The following new companies filed arti sles of incorporation at the County Clerk's office yesterday:— Chemical Co. of America, No. 15 Ex change place, capitalized at $5,000,000, with shares of a par value of $5 each. Incorporators: Horace S, Gould, Evan J. Dudley and Kenneth K. McLaren. Pittsburgh Valve and Fittings Co., No. 15 Exchange place, will manufacture rail road machinery and equipments and operate roads in any State except New Jersey. $300,000. A. E. Anderson, How ard O. Turner. Guy D. Wallace. New York Investment Co., No. 15 Ex change, place, to capitalize and promote business enterprises. $200,000. John J. Billings, Evan J. Dudley, Kenneth K. McLaren. Cumberland Coal Co., No. 15 Exchange place, will mine coal and manufacture coke. $200,000. George H. Watson, Frank W. Curtis. Kenneth K. McLaren. Eieetrtc Self Winding Clock Co., Ncs 12 and 14 Hudson place, Hoboken. $20J, 000. Louis Steckler, Benjamin Craker, William A, Mailiet. Michigan Can Co., No. 15 Exchange place. $150,000. Harold Walker, J. Clin ton Walker, Ross A. Mackey, John J. Trfeacy, Dwight M. Morrow, MONMOUTH’S NEW COURT Freeholders Will Test the Act Providing for the Branch (Special to “The Jersey City News.’ ) FREEHOLD, May 21, 1902.—The project of acquisition, by Long Branch of the Monmouth County Branch Court prom ises to tiavel a rocky road before it is consumated. Yesterday Judge Heisiey filed with the County Clerk a twenty year lease signed by the county for has pros pective building at Long Branch, to be used as a court house. The erection of the building has not yet been commenc ed, but there was speed in making the lease for fear of obstructions. The De structions have come. Besides Asbury Park putting in a bid for a branch courthouse on terms claimed to be more reasonable than those of Judge Heisiey, Freehold t-cday opened a fight on now lines. Freehold is the old established county seat and today R. V. Lawrence, counsel for certain property owners of the county, asked Justice Fcrt to grant a writ of certiorari to test in the Supreme Court the constitutionality of the, law of 1902 by which the branch court is established. Judge Fort granted the rule, saying that he thought it would be a great in justice to Judge Heisiey if he should put ap his building and then find the law un constitutional. The justice said that leg islation of this variety was very unusual, and cited one case where it had been up set because too much power was given to the judicial braneh of the government by the Legislature. He said he would have the matter speedily determined in the Supreme Court, among the members bf which there has been much talk whether such laws are constitutional. The petition to the Supreme Court is signed by Alexander L. Mortau, John H. Ward. David V. Petrine and Joseph H. Roseil, and sets forth nine reasons why tfae proceeding in the branch court matter should be set aside. It is claimed that the paragraph of the law making a re quest of the Circuit Court Judge, neces sary for the establishment of a branch court is illegal: that the tease to the Board of Freeholders for an unusual term of years, without any competitive bid ding is against sound public policy and , the interest of taxpayers, and that no appropriation was made by the board for baying the rent this year. NEM SENATE CHAMBER (Special to “The Jersey City News ") j TRENTON. May 21, 1902.—The State , House Commission today received plans ! and estimates for the projected new Sen- j ate chamber, and. after inspecting the j same, turned them over to a special com- I mittee of the State Architects' Associa- i tlon which committee is to report in de tail to the State House Commission next week. The committee is to advise the [ 3t«ue House Comm'ssion as to the go id and bad points of the various plans and the comm ssiosi will then decide upon the blans to be accepted. Ton should not feel tired all the time— lealthy people don’t—you won’t if you take food’s Sarsaparilla tor a while, : t.d r .n't ,■ - BEEF TRUST HIT End of Meat Monopoly Fore shadowed by Injunction of Federal Court, In the proceedings against the Beef Trust in Chicago yesterday the first affi davit was sworn to by I>ame! W. Mere dith of Jersey City. Mr. Meredith was foe several years manager at different cities for Amour and Company and for a year and a half was manager for Swift’s Wayne Street market in. this city. Mr. Meredith declared that since 1893 seix gen eral managers for the big companies have been accustomed to meet at least once a week in New York to consider the prices which they should make for the ensuing week on the meat products to be sold in that territory. When the necessities of the trade would require ft they would agree to curtain the shipments of meat from Chicago and other places of origin in the West. > The bill as filled by Mr. Bethea charged! t'he packers with forming a beef trust, which controls 60 per cent, of the fresh meat business of the United States. The bill further alleged that they conspire to refrain from bidding against one another in buying live stock; that they bid’ up the prices for live stock for a few days to in duce shippers to send stock to the market in large numbers and that when such supply is collected) the packers cut the price, forcing the owners and stock rais ers to sell at a sacrifice; that the packers conspire to fix the prices of fresh meats to dealers, consumers and also abroad. The bill also charged that the packers restrict the shipments to different terri tories so as to promoet heir own profits: impose penalties upon one another for violation of agreements as to prices; that a uniform rule of credits is maintain ed and a blacklist kept of delinquent deal ers; that the packers receive rebates from the railways—rates that their competitors are unable to secure. What the Government asks is that the court restrain the packers from continu ing these unlawful practices. A temporary injunction restraining the trust from carrying on business in re straint of trade was issued’ by United States Judge Peter S. Grasscup in Chi cago at three o’clock yesterday afternoon. The packers made no objection. The proceedings in court were brief. INSANE IN A PANIC Small Fire Causes Wild Scenes at Morris Plains Hospital. (Special to “The Jersey City News.'’ MORRISTOWN. 'May 21, 1902.—A Are at the State Hospital for the Insane at Mor ris Plains caused wild excitement among the 2,500 patients. The guards were only able to restrain them by the most vigor ous efforts. When the fire was first discovered, in the laundry, the patients were hastily brought together In the yard and sur rounded by a cordon of guards and at tendants. who held1 them back when they made a dash for freedom. None of the violently insane or crimi nals were In the threatened building, but the alarm of fire caused even those who minds were but slightly unbalanced to be come frantic with terror, q Nearly all the patients were in the dormitories, which made the task of getting them out of the building much easier, as they could be marshalled as at the regular lire drill. In some of the wards furthest from the fire a few patients who could be trusted were left. The others were marched from teh building. Although they were greatly frightened, a few soothing words from the ; guards pacified them, and there was little trouble until all were assembled in the yard. There tjiey again became panic stricken, and many tried to break through the thin line of guards. Had there been any concerted movement I the whole 2,890 would have escaped. | Groups of twenty and .thirty would make a sudden run toward the guards, ami the latter would have hard work getting them back in the crowd with the others. This would work the others up to a frenzy, and another group would charge toward an other part of the line, only to be driven back. Men and women used their fists freely, and several of the guards were badly bruised by the struggling mob. As far as could be learned, however, none escaped. When the flames were extinguished the patients were led back to their dormi tories, but for hours they could not be quieted. The financial loss was small. POSTAL CLERKS TO MEET Annual Convention of the State Association. (Special to "The Jersey City News.") ELIZABETH. May 21, 1902.—The post office clerks of this city are making big preparations for the entertainment of The delegates .to the second annual convention of the State Postoffioe Clerks’ Association, which will be held in this city Memorial Day at Arcanum Hall. There wiH be about sixty delegates m attendance, and fifty first and second class office postmas ters throughout the State have been In vited to the banquet which will follow the transaction of the convention's business. Governor Murphy, Senators Kean and Dryden, together with the Congressional delegation from New Jersey have also been Invited, likewise Mayor Ryan and other city officials of Elizabeth. Only first and second class post offices will be represented at the convention. Queer Work of Lightning There has been a thunderstorm in Mar seilles, says the Paris "Messenger,” dur ing which a dinner party was greatly startled by the lightning striking the house. There were five persons present and one of them was killed, the other i guests being more frightened than hurt, j A neighboring church was also struck. ! the steeple, pulpit and altar being dam- j aged. A very curious fact is reported in j connection with this storm. A few days ! ago an obscene inscription had been j made on the walls of the church and the j parish priest had caused the words to be j painted over. The lightning melted the paint away without further injuring the | wail and the objectionable words arc j WORRY M’KAIG Citizens Kick Over His Enforcement of Ordin ance Against Paper in Ash Barrels. TWENTY-FIVE_SUMMONES Justice Murphy Discharged Them All With a Warning, The crusade begun by Captain McJjafg, of the Ocean avenue police station, again** people prone to violate the ordinance pro hibiting the scattering of paper In t!h« streets, resulted In a boomerang teal evening. For two weeks or more the cap tain ’has been hammering at hie roan t« see that the ordinance was enforced and to spare no one who violated the. ordi nance. He informed some of the man that he knew they would have no diffi culty In serving summonses on dosens of people and have them appear in court to explain why they had not obeyed the or dinance. Yesterday was one of the days the ash men collect the refuse on the Heights. Patrolmen Post and Scheffmeyer were fined two days',pay apiece by the Police Board Friday night on chargee of ne glect of duty. The neglect of duty was their failure to arrest persons who had scattered paper in the streets. These men are under McKalg. The policemen had in mind the punishment given thei* fellow officers and yesterday they were ■unusually vigilant in enforcing the ordi nance. Fifty or more persons were threatened with arrest and ordered to he more careful in the future. The names of others were secured in order to hare summonses Issued for their appearance tn court. The policemen certainly did their duty, but the lives of the people were made miserable. Captain McKaig was seated in Ms office last evening when a crowd of residents numbering about twenty swooped down upon him and began to protest loudly against the patrolmen who were doing their duty. Everyone of the parsons had a tale of woe and some of them are said to have abused the men severely for being so very strict. As soon as one crowd would leave another bunch would file in the office and this continued for some time. AH had protests to make and some appeared very indignant that they should be subjected to annoyance. Captain McKaig explained to some that he was simply enforcing the ordinance and that It was not hla purpose to be se vere on anyone. But the ordinance was there and it must be obeyed, he said. More people came and Anally the troubled captain slammed his office door shut and went out to work about his precinct to escape the crowds of klcker3. He said ho could stand no more of it and that he had to get out or go mad. The patrolmen will keep right on. en forcing the ordinance strictly until the people are more careful about their papers. v -* Of the twenty-five persons from Mc Kaig's precinct who were to#d> to appear in the Oakland avenue police court this morning to explain why they had ne glected to look after the paper in their ash barrels, or.iy twelve appeared. Police Justice Murphy warned these people not to violate the ordinance again. He said | that punishment would foEow a second offense ar.d then discharged them alL Summonses were issued for the thirteen I persons who failed to appear and the officers of the Communipaw avenue sta tion house were kept busy for some time this afternoon serving them. These peo ple were ordered to appear in court to morrow morning. COURT CALENDAR Supreme Court, May 22—Nos. <2. 4S. Circuit Court. May 22-^Nos. 426. S06, S4S. Special Sessions trials. WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK, May 21, 1902.—Forecast foe the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M. Thursday:—Fair tonight and tomorrow; fresh northeast winds. Hartnett's ReoordL May 20. Deg. 3 P. M. 64 6 P. M.63 9 P. M. 60 12 midnight .58 Mar 21. S A. M 9 A M. fl> 12 noon ..St NOTICE} IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Water Rents FOR THE YEAR L 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, City Hall, 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 1992-1903 will not be received for property In arrear* until such arrears are paid. For the Board of Street and Water Com missioners, ; GEO. T. BOUTON. Clem. Dated Jersey City. April SO. 190*.