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VOL. XIV-NO. 4003__ _TA —- ■ , —J - — n
20,000 People Throng the
Cemeteries and Honor
the Dead Heroes,
Deeds of American Soldiers
Excel Those of Any Past
Warriors of the
Struggles of Our Forefathers
for Liberty and Union
Memorial Day was observed as it
never was before. Thousands and thous
ands of people turned out yesterday to
appropriately honor the memory of the
departed, and the cemeteries in Jersey
City were black with people all day long.
Foremost among the vast throngs to
observe the day were the veterans. Every
old soldier who could venture out took
part in the exercises. Everywhere the
veterans were seen looking after their
dead comrades’ graves.
Men who have worked about Bay
View and New York Bay Cemeteries for
a quarter of a century said yesterday
that never before had they seen such
great crowds. It is estimated that twen
ty thousand people were in those two
cemeteries yesterday.
Yesterday was chosen for the Board !
of Freeholders to dedicate the various !
soldier’s plots which the Board purehas
ed in the several cemeteries. The veter
ans joined with them in carrying out the
programme. Dedicatory services were
held in the Jersey City. Bay View, Holy
Name and St. Peter’s Cemeteries. At '
all of the cemeteries the crowds were
The most interesting of all services
were those attending the dedication of
the site purchased in Bay; View Ceme
tery by G. Van Houten Post, No. 3, G.
A. U. This site is picturesquely located.
Its cost was $000. The dedicatory ser
vices were preceded by a parade. The
soldiers formed on Belmont avenue and
were escorted to the cemetery by the
Boys’ Brigade of the First Congregation
al Church, the Cadets of No. 9 School
and a company of Spanish-American
war veterans. When they had arrived i
at the cemetery the services were begun.
Post Department Commander Frank O.
Cole, presided. The ritual was read by
the Chaplain, after which General
Thomas F. Brady was introduced. Gen- :
eral Brady fought with General Grant. '
and was assistant postmaster general un
der Grant. The speaker delivered a most ,
eloquent address. He criticized those
persons who accused the veterans of
raiding the treasury, and also attacked
Senator Hoar for belittling the great }
work done by them. He said:—
“To the Grand Army of the Republic j
this, Memorial Day, is the most sacred |
day of all the year. To the patriot ,
everywhere in this Republic it should be :
a Sabbath of patriotism, devoted to the
memories of the heroic dead of our many
wars—of those who fought for our Inde
pendence, of those who battled for the
freedom of the seas, and of those who
laliored and suffered long to save the
Union of tin; States.
“1 am glad to see so many. of our
youth here today. Their hearts are in
the right places—their lore of country al
ready moves their steps to the music of
the Union, and they nre proudly fitting
themselves for the burdens of the future.
Soon upon their shoulders will rest the
fate of country ajid flag, their honesty
and their courage will be tested ns were
those of the dead heroes we honor today,
and ns they acquit themselves will de
pend that future for weal or woe.
“It is a singular fact that while our
peaceful victories have been amazing for
a Nation yet in its teens, wonderful
achievements in commerce, in manufac
tures, in agriculture, and in all the arts
and sciences, the history of our country
is one long chapter of warfare. We have
been fighting from the times our fore
fathers set foot on these shores until to
day., and we are still fighting. And the
more we think and read of our wars the
more unavoidable every one of them
seems to have been. We are not a mili
tary people, but we are emphatically a
soldierly people. I mean by that that
the American youth when called upon
quickly learns the trade of war, quickly
becomes the best soldier on the face of
tb« earth, when necessary. But Aweu ,
A*..- I, >
cans do not love war for war’s sake; but
in defence of home—as in our Indian
wars, for principle and for Independence,
as in our Revolutionary war—for princi
ple and the freedom of the sens, as in
the war of 1812—to save the Union from
disintegration and ruin, as in 18bl to
succor a helpless and scourged neighbor,
as in 1S98, they will make war on a
mighty scale.
“The war for the Union was a great
war, fought over a great expense of ter
ritory, by great armies, equal in courage
and endurance, and commanded by men
educated in the same military school.
During those four bloody years many
great battles were fought and thousands
of great deeds were done—battles never
surpassed in the history of the world,
and deeds that outshine all that went be
fore. And yet in the United States
Senate the other day a gray-haired Sen
ator, probably the most eloquent of that
body, a statesman distinguished even in
those war daVs, said:—
“The world is in profound peace, ex
“eept in one quarter, in South Africa,
“where a handful of republicans are
“fighting for their independence, and
“have been doing better fighting than has
“been done on the face of the earth since
“Thermopylae, or certainly since Ban
“The uoble Senator has simply lost
himself in his wealth of erudition, or
for a resounding rhetorical effect, has
forgotten the history of his own coun
try. Living in the shadow of Bunker
Hill he should at least have remembered
the fight there put up by Warren and his
Continentals, which was not surpassed
by anything Leonidas did at Thermopy
lae or Bruce at Bannockburn, either in
courage or results. Why, uown in ±ex
as they point with glowing and commen
dable pride to a stately monument upon
which is inscribed these words—“Ther
mopylae had its messenger of defeat,
the Alamo had none.” Did the Senator
read of Saratoga and Yorktown, and
many other fields where Continental vol
unteers did better fighting and endured
greater hardships than his antiquated
Greeks and Scots ever thought of doing
or enduring? The Boers have fought
gallantly and well, as bravely and well
as they could with their ideas of war
fare, but to compare their battles or their
battlings to those of our war for the
Union is ridiculous, and their successes
have been due mostly to the bungling of
the English as much as to their own un
doubted courage. But no soldiers ever
did better lighting, since recorded time,
thaa the American soldiers of either :iide
at Gettysburg, at Chiekamauga, at
Vioksbnrgh, and many other bloody
fields. The charge of the Old Guard at
Waterloo, of the Light Brigade at Bal
aklava, have been immortalized in song
and poetry, but neither these, or any
others of record, are more splendid than
the magnificent charge of the Union
troops at Uredericksburgh when they
crossed the bullet swept plain to the very
foot of Mary's Heights; or than Pickett’s
splendid rush at Gettysburg, where with
terrible force lie almost engulfed the
Union line and carried the hopes of the
Confederacy to high water mark, only, to
be hurled back crushed and broken.
“Comrades of Van Houten Post, you
are members of the grandest organization
on the face of the earth. You have done
great good during the twenty odd years
of your existence. You have kept many
old soldiers from the poor-houses of the
State, and have been instrumental in
founding soldiers' homes. You have al
ways been foremost in works of charity.
It has been said that the Grand Army
was organized to raid the National Treas
ury. It is not true. The Grand Army
never made n demand that was not just
and proper. Churlish is the man, and
fit only for association with his kind, who
forgets what is due the old soldier of the
“The men whose graves we decorate
"Better out than in”—that humor that you
notice. To be sure It's out and ail out. take
Hood'a Sarsaparilla.
~$ook Work
today did not fall in battle. They of
fered themselves, they did their duty,
but the God of Battles passed them by.
The ways of Providence are inscruta
ble. Men go into battle side by side
one is taken, the other left to tell the
“I know what they have heen and
done, and suffered, and my heart goes
out to them at all times, and everywhere.
May their lingering days be days of
peace and happiness.”
Post Department Commander Higgin
botham read President Lincoln's Gettys
burg oration, and the Spanish war vet
erans fired a salute of three volleys over
the graves of the soldiers. Taps were
sounded and the benediction pronounced.
At the Cemetery of the Holy Name,
on West Side avenue, Henry Wilson
Post, No. 13, G. A. R., held its services.
The orator of the occasion, Eugene H.
Devitt, sopke as follows:—
"No gift of the Board of Freeholders
has touched more deeply the people's
heart than this burial plot to the sol
diers of our State. No monument, here
after created on this spot, shall speak
more eloquently of the deeds of war
than this gift of the deeds of peace.
Peace has its victory, no less renowned
than war. And this is a glorious victory
of peace of which we may well be
proud, because the glory reflects not only
on the giver, but also on the recipients
and especially on our County and State
for remembering the bravery of its sol
diers. The gift is not limited by creed
or conscription. Each soldier may choose
his own company; Catholic or Protestant,
he may select his last camping ground,
and be that choice Bay View, Flower
Hill or the Holy Name Cemetery, we
feel the ultimate goal shall be Heaven
for all.
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lUlU nucu layn uit: avuiivir-H, «*v
bugle blast of the High Arch Angel shall
call us all to muster, all equal in the
rank and file, when the Sentinel of
Heaven shall ask the countersign—may
it—be ‘I fought for Liberty, my Coun
try and my Principles.’ Then passing to
the Throne of the Almighty, you shall
gain a place eternal in the ranks of the
righteous at the Altar of your God.
“My friends, I may say comrades be
cause today, in spite of my youth, my
heart goes back to the Jays of sixty-one
when you, comrades, and they, who were
your comrades, marched shoulder to
shoulder and arm to arm to fight for
your homes, your country and for liberty;
I call you comrades because the late war
has narrowed the gulf that separated me
from your past; I call you comrades be
cause today the heroes of sixtv-oue and
ninety-eight meet upon this last camping
ground which has been set aside so fit
tingly in your honor and to commemor
ate the memory of your dead.
Grant. Meade, McClellan, Sickle, How
ard, Hooker, Slocum and Reynolds; what
recollections these names bring back. The
drum beat of today recalls that of sixty
one; you hear again the tramp, tramp,
tramp of y'our comrades; again you re
member so keenly the sufferings at An
dersonville and Libby prisons; you re
call the freeing winter bivouacs; the
dreary hot summer marches, how end
less they seemed, but oh! what history
marks their pathway.
“The blood of millions has established
the right of liberty. Liberty, which first
saw dawn in this fair land, wlifB just
as the sun kissed the dewy hills at Lex
ington. the cannons of our Revolutionary
forefathers poured forth the roar of war
and the clarion notes of liberty; liberty,
for which the Father of our Country,
George Washington, fought British ty
; ranny and with RochambeSn and Lafay
ette wrested from Cornwallis at York
i town the priceless gift, liberty, which
I Thomas Jefferson laid as the corner stone
I of our government, and on which he
! framed our Constitution; liberty, which
s Abraham Ipncoln declared to be the
j right of all men, irrespective of creed or
j color, and that for which he gave his
j life; liberty, the sound that went ec-ho
i ing to Heaven when the shackles fell
j from the hands .of millions of slaves and
I their hearts and voices sent forth with
praise the gladsome cry of liberty; liber
ty. the song the mother crooned to the
babe on her breast as she dreamed of its
father far, far away with Sherman in
Georgia or Sheridan at Shenandoah,
fighting and dying. Brave old flag,
symbol of liberty, may your stars never
grow dim, may your white stripes never
j blush in the crimson hue of tyranny’s
shame, but down the ringing paths of
I time, borne onward, ever onward, by
that principle perpetuated by the Grand
Army of the Republic, inny your mission
ever be of peace, of liberty and indepen
dence.” __
The cemeteries on the Heights were
well taken care of yesterday. The mem
bers of Zubriskle Pont. Xo. 38, and Hen
ry Wilson Post, Xo. 13, O. A. R., as
sisted the Freeholders in dedicating the
new sites, and also decorated grayes in
various cemeteries. The soldiers visited
St. Peter's Cemetery and then went to
Speer’s Cemetery, on Bergen avenue.
They then marched to the Bergen Re
formed Cmetery, whre the Rv. Cornel
ius Brett, D. D„ delivered a short ad
dress. Dr. Brett spoke of the great sac
rifices made by the veterans as illus
trated in the progress of the country.
He also spoke on the altruism of
the Spanish war, and lauded the act of
freeing Cuba.
After these exercises the soldiers and
Freeholders visited the Holy Name
Cemetery, where the plot was dedicated.
Then followed the long march to Ba
yonne Cemetery. Here the plot recently
purchased wae dedicated with appro
priate ceremonies. ;
ttompMy -B, M the Fwrth Regiment,
celebrated its ninth anniversary Thurs
day night, with an entertainment and
banquet at Columbia Hall, on Cator and
Ocean avenues.
About eighty members of the Boys’
Brigade of the Bergen Reformed church
left yesterday to take part in the cele
bration in Newark. The boys had with
them a cannon used to celebrate Gen
eral Lee’s surrender. Major Brincker
lioff was in charge of the boys.
Mayor Fagan’s Buncombe
Economy Before the Su
preme Court Next Week
On Monday the .Tune term of the Su
preme Court will open in the State House
at Trenton. Among the eases which will
come before the court are two in which
the city is defendant: First in import
ance is the action brought by Albert C.
Losel, a reassessor in the Water Depart
ment. Losel was a clerk in the Street
and Water Department at a salary of
$100 a month, and was detailed to do
the work of a reassessor. When the
Street and 'Water Board passed his sal
ary for January last, the Mayor refused
to sign it, on the ground that as a reas
sessor was paid $75 a month, that same
salary should be paid to Losel, notwith
standing the fact that he was originally
appointed a clerk at a salary of $101).
The Mayor took the same course with
Losers February salary, and the Street
aud Water Board passed the claim, not
withstanding the objections of the May
or. When City Clerk O’Donuell sent
Losel’s warrant to the Mayor for his sig
nature His Honor refused to sign it, and
Losel obtained from Justice Collins a
rule compelling the Mayor to show cause
why a mandamus should not issue com
maudiug him to sign the warrant. The
rule is relieveable Tuesday, when a day
will be fixed for the hearing of the case.
Competent lawyers are of the opinion
that the court will direct the Mayor to
sign the warrant, aud the city will have
to pay a neat bill of costs as the price of
Mayor Fagan’s buneome economy.
The other case in which the city is a
defendant, which is set down for the
June term, is that in which the United
Railroads of New Jersey or the Pennsyl
vania Railroad Company is complainant.
It is an aid case which has been pending
for the past two years. The city built
a sewer which it is claimed benefited the
railroad company’s property on Third
street, and the company was assessed
$2,000. The company Maims that it was
not benefited to that extent by the sewer,
and took-the assessment into the Su
preme Court on a writ of 'ertioraro.
FrttMden to Spend §60,000 in the
Snake Hill .(mtltntion
The Freeholders are preparing to make
alterations and improvements at the
Snake Hill insane asylum, which will uot
only largely increase the accommoda
tions of the institution, but will make it
more healthful for the poor unfortunates
obliged to live within its walls.
A bond issue of $50,000 authorized by
the last Legislature will defray the cost
of making the hitherto useless ground
floor of the building habitable for pa
tients,* and additional extensions, 25x25
feet, and three stories high, on either end
of the big building, will contain modem
bath and toilet accommodations, which
will take the place of the present anti
qunted and unsanitary toilets.
The steam pipes now under the con
crete first floor will be taken up and
hung from the ceiling, and a space for
the free circulation of air left beneath
the floor.
The work, as far as possible, will be
done by County mechanics. Architect
Roberts has prepared the plans, and it is
expected that everything will be in readi
| ness by the fall.
Another name was added yesterday to
the long list of mysterious disappearances
reported at the Oakland avenue police
! station recently. The latest to do the
j “vanishing act" is fifty-year-old Wm.
i Donigan, who left his home at No. l.»4
' Beacon avenue on Thursday morning
and has not since returned. He is said
to be slightly demented, and was Inst
seen walking in the direction of the
Snake Hill institutions.

Ubiquitous Giver of Stolen
Goods, Who Gets Friends
in Trouble.
That mysterious individual so often re
ferred to by prisoners on trial as the men
who gave them stolen goods to deliver
somewhere for him was much in evidence
in the two cases tried in the Court or
Special Sessions Thursday afternoon.
In the case of George Smallze and Jo
seph Smith ‘he” had given them several
pairs of lace curtains which had been
stolen from a Central Railroad freight
car in the Communlpaw section of Jersey
City. Of course the defendants could not
tell who "he" was, and of course Judge
Blair did not believe their story and
promptly convicted them.
Again the unknown who has got so
many men into trouble bobbed up serenely
In the case of Leo McCloskey, alias
Macolowski. “He" had given Leo a horse
which had ‘been ntolen from 'Frank Ker
bielskl, of No. 137 Steuben street, to de
liver to a man in New York. Leo alsc
| said he had received a quarter for his
work and wan to get a dollar more whet
he delivered the animal at the destination
named. He only got as far an the Penn
sylvania Railroad ferry when he was ar
rested and of course missed the four
fifths of hip compensation.
Judge Blair found him gujjUy and' wll
no doubt on Thursday nett give hln
something in the line of tune to compen
sate *in> for W* mMi*U** to th<
hemvansgstten. .f- -.*> ‘V
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Programme of March for
Annual Event June 5.
For the forty-ninth time in the history
of Jersey City the Sunday schools of
Hudson bounty will parade on Thursday.
June 5. The schools will assemble as
usual at their various church- The par
ade will be divided in the Park Division,
which will be review at the fountain In
Hamilton Park, Harry H. Farrier, Grand
Marshal; John F. Fairbanks, William A.
Day, Aids; the Hudson City Division,
which will be reviewed at the Home of Dr.
J. Lawrence Nevin, No. 158 Bowers street,
William E. Taylor, Marshal; W. S.
Shaterian, Joseph Davis, Ed Leib and W.
H. Johnson, aids; and the Bergen Division
to be reviewed at the home of Mr.
Thomas J. Mellor, No. 2,829 Boulevard.
The Park Division, including the Sun
day schools In the down town section,will
march in double file in, the following or
der; ;
Column A— Wayne street hhw»™
Sunday School, Bethesda Baptist Sunday
School, German M. E. Sunday School.
John Knox Presbyterian Sunday School.
Holy Trinity Sunday School. Heddtng M.
ft. Sunday School, Parmly Memorial Bap
tist Sunday School, Free Reformed Sun
day School, Trinity M. E. Sunday School.
Column B.—Grace P. E. S. S., German
Reformed S. S„ Zion A. M. E. S. S„ Nor
wegian Evangelical S. S., St. Paul's M. E.
IS. S.. North Baptist S. S., Second Presby
terian S. S., Park Reformed S. S„ Cen
tenarj- M. E. S. S.
Column A will start from Mercer and
Varick streets at 3.30 P. M., proceed along
Varick street to Coles street, and be join
ed by Column B, when both columns will
proceed along Coles street to Eighth
street, to the Jersey avenue entrance of
Hamilton Park.
Hudson County Division will march In
the following order, leaving the marshal's
headquarters, Janes M. E. Church, Sum
mit avenue and Bowers street, at 2.10
P. M.:
Column A.—First Baptist S. S.' of West
' Hoboken, First Baptist Mission S. S. of
Hoboken, Palisade M. E. S. S., Second
■ United Presbyterian S. 8., Hope Mission
U. P. s. s.
Column B.—Waverly -Congregational S.
S., Waverly Cadets, Pilgrim Baptist 8. S.,
I Central Avenue Reformed S. S., Trinity
Baptist S. S., Janes M. E. S. S.
In the Bergen section the line of march
j will be In two columns, one on the west
1 side and one on the east side of the Boule
i vard, going south to a point south of Ton
j nelie avenue, and rnountermareh in the
! foiiotvtng order:—
; West Slue—Simpson M. E Sunday
i School, St. John's German M. E. Sunday
j School, Grace M, E. Sunday School; Sum
i iBit Avenue U. P. Sunday School.
I East Side—Summit Avenue Baptist Sun
: day School, Endeavor Baptist Sunday
j School. Westminster Presbyterian Sun
day School. Marion Baptist, First Unl
versalist Presbyterian Sunday School.
Reformatory's Ability to See
a Joke to Be Decided.
(Special to “The Jersey City News.”)
RAHWAY, May 31, 1902.—The proverbial
tempest in a teapot is nothing compared
to the tempest in the State Reformatory
at Rahway caused by a little camara,
and wrath is at boiling heat.
It seems that the Rev. J. H. Howard.
D.D.. pastor of Trinity Methodist Rpisco
pay church, was about to start for the
South on sick leave, and incidentally re
marked to an employe of the Rcformatory
something about a camera—just wfcat, the
employe is not quite sure, but it was im
mediately reported as conveying the idea
that Dr. Howard intended to use the
camera as a’means of recording his trip
It is a breach of discipline to use the
property of the Reformatory away from
it, and the reverend doctor’s reputation
hangs on the question whether he said
he w as going to take the camera out to
have it repaired or whether he intended
using it for his own pleasure.
A committee of investigation has been
appointed by Superintendent Joseph ..tar
tin to decide this important issue, over
which the superintendent is deeply per
Some claim that this is merely a scheme
to make way with the chaplain and put
another clergyman in. Ex-Governor Voor
hees. to whom Dr. Howard refers all in
quirers. is of this opinion, and is quoteu
as saying:—
“The charge is so trivial, so unfair, that
1 have volunteered to act as Dr. How
ard's counsel. From what I can gather it
appears to be an effort to oust Dr. How
ard to make way for another clergyman."
Organized Labor Helping the
Passage of the Bill for
an Increase.
The Central Labor Union of Hudson has
issued an appeal to the various labor or
ganisations of the county to aid the let
ter carriers in securing the passage of
the bill nc/v before Congress to increase
the pay of the carriers. The appear asks
the labor organisations to adopt resolu
tions endorsing the bill and recommend
ing to the Senators and Representatives
1 of this State in Congress that they urge
; t'he members of the House Committee on
; Post OfTtces and Post Roads to make a
! favorable report on the bill and that the
i Senators and Representatives themselves
l use all honorable means to secure the
j passage of the same.
! The bill was introduced in the House of
Representatives by Mr. William Aiden
Smith and is being held by the Committee
on Post offices and Post Roads. The mea
| sure is a good one and it is to be hoped
that labor organisations generally will
carry out the suggestion contained in the
circular. _'
An Old and Web Triad Remedy.
Mrs. Winslow’* Soothing Syrup for chi'
dren teething snould always be used fo:
children while teething. It softens the
gums, allays ttie pain, cures wind colls
Twsdty ttve
Closing Session ' Decides on
Charge in Ritual
of Order.
Fourteen thousand four hundred and
seventy-five dollars were the expenses of
this session of the Supreme Council, Royal
Arcanum, at Atlantic City. Each repres
entative received $10 per day and five
cents per mile one way as mileage.
The vote to comypel councils to bond
their officers in a surety company was
reconsidered and the amendment defeat
The dates for payment of Supreme
Council dues by subordinate treasurers j
were changed from January 15 and July
15 to the thirty-first of those months.
These dues amount to $1 per year per
member. Each call is for fifty cents.
Payments by members are required on
January 1 and July 1.
An amendment authorizing the issue of
certificates In favor of beneficiaries per- ;
manentiy residing outside the United
States and Canada was defeated.
Applicants, employed as iron and sieel
workers in structural building were placed
in the extra hazardous class. Members j
of this class pay a higher rate of assess- j
ments. Grand Councils entitled to more :
than two supreme representatives were j
authorized to so fix the length of their j
service as to cause one or more to be j
elected each year.
The total salaries voted to Supreme offi
cers was $28,875 for the year. The only
change was to increase the Supreme Re
presentative’s compensation from $4,500 to
■ $5,000.
It was voted to authorize the executive
committee to improve on the present
ritual and promulgate the same. The
opinion is prevalent that, while the pres
ent ritual is a splendid production, im
provements could be made.
It was also voted to urge upo-n. subor
dinate councils and grand councils that
they arrange to make contributions to •
the fund for erecting the Temple of
Fraternity at the St. Louis Exposition
next year. No direct appropriation was
made by the supreme council, but the ex
ecutive committee has power.
The appropriation bill, amounting to
$208,000, was passed. This is general fund
Among the items were $25,000 for as
sislence to grand councils, $10,000 for
i institution of new councils, $14,000 to ex
! tend the order to States having no grand
| councils, and $4,000 to celebrate the twen
ty-fifth anniversary of the organization,
which takes place on June 21.
I At 10:30 o’clock this morning the ofti
! cers were installed by Past Supreme
! Regent A. C. Trippe, of Baltimore, as- ;
J si 3 ted by Jere Halderman. of St. Louis 1
J The supreme regent reappointed his coni- |
! mitlees of last year. The session ad- j
journed at 11 o’clock. •
The cake walk held last night was i
participated in by colored Couples from
several States. The couple representing |
New Jersey won. j
Today Here and Tomorrow in
Newark—Zimmerman, Carr
and Fat ley to Play
With Locals.
j Jersey City 1? now undergoing a re
modelling that will result in strengthening
the team and giving it irtofe local flavor.
Manager Reilly has decided to give Z.m
merman, the crack Greenville amateur
of the Pearsalls, and Farley, the pitcher
■of the Oakleys, a local amateur team, a
chance to show what they can do. If
they make good they will be signed.
Zimmerman is the Pearsall's third base
man and he is a crack-a-jack as an ama
teur. What he will he as a professional
remains to be seen. His future is now In
his own hands. Few young men in base
ball have received better opportunities
and he should keep his head and go to
the front. Farley's case is the case as j
Zimmerman's. He is a crack pitcher as
an amateur. Now he has a chance to put '
them over for men with hitting ability, j
Farley will be on the bench this afternoon j
and may be given a chance. McCann will :
open the game. Zimmerman will play to- j
morrow in Newark in right Held. Zim
merman will be seen here for the first
time on Tuesday, when Newark will play '
the locals at West Side Park.
Charlie Carr, the Toronto first baseman j
of renown, who is now coaching Lehigh :
University, will be in the game tomorrow
in Newark. He will play first base.
Woods does not play Sunday ball. Carr ,
will play here on Tuesday. Pfanmlller j
will pitch tomorrow's game at Newark. |
Donohue will probably catch for a few i
days. He was backstop on Villa Nova i
and on the 'Mountain A. C. Clark goes I
to Newark today.
Newark and Jersey City have each won
a victory from the other. They are to
play five more games. They play today I
at West Side Park, tomorrow at Wieden
mayer'a Park in Newark. Monday they
play in Newark and Tues'Jay here. Wed
nesday they play in Newark. These
games are of great importance and the I
local fans should turn out in large hum- j
Thlelman Is now a Jersey City player.
He has been signed and the loeal man
agers say they have an unquestionable
right to him. They will play him until
the dispute Is settled.
Hot Air Balloon Forces Aero
naut to Jump to Earth.
(Special to “The Jersey City News.")
NEWARK. May 31, 1»32.-Five thousand
persons witnessed the fall from a hbt-air
balloon of Professor Lefdrange. a prafes
I slonal aeronaut, at the VaUsburgh bicycle
I trac, at seven o'clock yesterday evening.
! Hundreds ran to the spot where he feli.
I expecting to find him dead. He was alive
and conscious, although badly injured in
the back and limbs, and dazed from the
shock of his fall.
The balloon had risen to a height of 1(0
feet, with Lestrangc easpended by his
feet to the trapeze bar. when, realizing
that something was wrong, the aeronaut
quickly worked to a sitting position. The
balloon ceased to rise, and without fur.hsr
hesitation Lestrange released his para
chute, which failed to open until within
a few feet of the ground. The partial
opening of the parachute undoubtedly
,«v«9 itle Ute..
Wealthy Passaic Jeweler
Missing Now Six
(Special to “The Jersey City News/')
PASSAIC, May 31, 1902.—-Passaic has a
mystery in the unexplained absence of
Charles Rixton, a jeweler and leading
business man. It is also talking of the
leparture on the same day of Miss Eliza
beth C. Vreeland. Rixton left his wife
md child and sacrificed a business- that
bad yielded an income of $8,000 a year. It
is alleged that valuable property is miss
ing from the store, which he had con
lucted for nine years and on which he
had given a bill of sale, and committed
bl& wife’s brothers to obligations amount
ing to $3,300. He is supposed now to be
in Canada.
Rixton was thrown from his bicycle two
years ago while speeding through the
main street of Passaic. Mortally injured,
as it was thought, he was restored to
health under the ministrations of Miss
Vreeland, at that time head nurse in the
General Hospital. Members of the family
say that Rixton was never quite himself
after that episode.
Rixton is thirty-five years old, and for
many years was employed by the Erie
Railroad as a telegraph operator, and in
confidential capacities. ‘For the last nine
years he has been the official timekeeper
of the railroad. From his esiablishmect,
in Lexington avenue, opposite the, Erie
station, timepieces were set by wire, and
there clocks * and watches were brought
fro mremote points along the line to be
regulated or mended. In addition the
townspeople gave him their patronage and
the jeweller built upa lucrative business.
This good fortune, it is said, was due in
no small measure to the influence of Mrs.
Rixton, whose father and breathers are
merchants and' property owners in Pas
saic. Rixton's brother-in-law. Frederick
Hard If er. financed the jewelry business,
and the disappearance of his relative is a
hard blow to him. The young wife is
prostrated at the home of heT mother an
was unable yesterday to offer any ex
planation of her husband’s conduct.
Rixton informed his wife two weeks ago
that he intended to sell out and remove
to Elizabeth. The following day an auc
tioneer took possession of his store. The
sale, however, lagged, and in order to
make it attractive Rixton obtained from
Rubenstein Brothers, jewelers, of Maiden
lane, additional stock valued at $3,500.
Frederick Hardifer indorsed the note
given, to insure the New York firm against
loss, with the understanding that his
Drotner-an-iaw would settle who Kuoen
stein Brothers from the proceeds of the
sale. Instead of carrying out the original
programme, Rlxton went to New York
a week, ago today, gave a bill of sale to
his creditors and entered into an agree
ment with them by which, he was to be
come the manager of a branch store of
Rubensteln Brothers in Elizabeth. It is
said that he received a substantial
amount in settlement.
While Mrs. Rlxton and her daughter
were at church last Sunday, the husband
and father went away, taking with him
two valises filled with clothing and his
personal efTects. No word in explanation
was left, but in the afternoon Mrs. Rlx
ton received a telegram from her husband
dated New York, saying he had gone to
Elisabeth, and would be heme for sup
per. Since then no tidings of him have
been received by the family. Personals
promising forgiveness have been unan
Notice was sent to Rubenstein
Brothers, and on Monday last a represen
tative of the tirm took possession of the
jewelry store in Passaic. It is asserted
that costly plate and money, amounting
in all to M,000 were missing.
Inquiry in Passaic revealed the fact that
a few hours after Rlxton started for New
York Miss Vreeland, who lived with her
sister in a cottage near Rixton’s store,
had left the city. Two trunks preceded
her: She announced that she was going
to Port Oram, a coaling station on the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Railroad, in response to a call for a nurse,
transmitted through Mr. Rlxton.
"There is no doubt in my mUd. " said
Mrs. Hardifer, the mother of Mrs. Rlxton.
"that my son-in-law has been led away.
We are naturally shocked at his protract •
cd absence and the financial entanglement
in which he has left his family. My
daughter was a good and true wife to
him. His flight has nearly killed her and
has unsettled the business affairs of both
of my sons.”
Miss Vreeland is a brunette, twenty-five
years old, and is said to be very attrac
tive. She formerly resided in Ridgewood.
She resigned her position In the hospital
about a year ago.
Leaps Two-Stories in Effort to
Escape Lamp Thrown By
(Special to "The Jersey City News ")
NEWARK, May 3’. 1902.—Having been
struck with a lighted lamp, which is al
leged to have been thrown by her hus
band, Mr;1. Ellen Encke. of No. ,T1 Union
street, leaped from a second-story win
dow with her clothing aflame and fell on
the sidewalk, dislocating her hip. The
lamp, which exploded, also set fire to the
room, in which re husband remained- un
til dragged out by a policeman. The
woman may recover.
Soon after midnight this* morning ioud
screams arose in the apartments of the
Enckes and some one was heard trying to
open the door. Several tenants' started to
see what was the trouble, when they
heard a crash of glass and screams from
the plreet.
The ran out and extinguished 'Mrs.
Encke s biasing garments. In the window
above stood her husband, asking whether
she wao hurt. There were flames in the
room and the smoke was thick about him,
but he did not appear to pay any atten
tion to rhem -and seemed about to jump.
A policeman ran upstairs, broke In the
-door of the apartments and forced Encke
to come out. At the hospital Mrs. Encke
said her husband threw the lamp at her.
Encke says the lamp exploded accident
Favonla Brand of Canned Tomato**. *xtr»
larg* can*, and 61l«d with red. ripe tomato**.
wholesale at D. E. Cleary Col'* store*. Ask
vottt grocer f«t '**w
Real Estate Men on the
Anxious Seat 'Till Selec*
tion Is Made. \
And Everyone Is the Best
the City Can Possi
bly Get.
Real estate agents are naturally much
interested with the prospect of the ap
propriation of $500,(JO© for a new High
School. It means a site, and those who
have suitable lots to offer are anxious to
know where the selection will be made.
The Board of Education will examine
(he available sites, and then submit their
selection to the Board of Fiuanee. Just
how to decide is at present a difficult
mutter, for many officials prefer one site
and others have their own favored spot.
They all agree that the new building
should be in a central part of the city
and within easy access to teachers.
"The sites are uot many, aud there
won’t be much trouble in determining,"
said one of the Directors today. "Coat
of course must be a desideratum."
'The property known as the Harrison
estate on the Hill is suggested for its
prominence and proximity to the trolley
roads, but then there is the objection of
the West Shore freight yards at the base
of the hill with the accompanying noises
and smells. To the north of that is an
other large tract belonging to the Realty
Trust Co.: it is in the market aud is con
fined by Hoboken avenue and Concord
| Then, on the Boulevard, there are two
j sites named, the first being the reetangu
1 lar plot of eleven lots belonging to the
I estate of Charles B. Thurston. It has
j frontages on Sip and Garrison avenues,
! and is considered an excellent site for its
| access by trolley or rail.oad. The prop
! erty is in first class shape, and real es
| tate sharps say the price is very reason
able. There is a house on the property
I which could be sold aud moved. This
j Thurston site is attracting much atten
i tion.
I he second Boulevard strip is the van
Re.vpen property, with a frontages of
several hundred feet on the Boulevard.
It was considered when a year or two
ago schools were uppermost in the mind
of the Board of Education, but the ob
jection was the price.
It is believed that on Bergen avenue
there will be several sites offered, one of
which is the Winner estate. These will
all be considered when the money is ap
propriated. In the meantime inquiries
are being made as to values, the Board
being desirious of selecting the very best
site for the new building.
NEW YORK. May 31. 1902.—Forecast for
the thirty-six hours ending at eight P. M.
Sunday:—Fair tonight; fair to partly
cloudy tomorrow; ea^t to south winds.
Hartnett • Record.
May 30. Deg. 2
3 P. M. 7S
6 P. M. 77
9 P. M. 70 1
12 midnight .07,
fay 31. Deg.
5 A. M.67
1 A. M.69
2 noon .71
Shakespeare s Portia
Shakespeare’s Portia is a pen portrait
of Lucretia Cornaro, says the ttrst wom
an lawyer In the world, the Myra Brad
well of the fifteenth century, who re
ceived a degree of doctor of law's from the
University of Padua, where she was edu
cated and afterward lectured on law. Her
biography has been published. She wu
a native of Venice.
Lucretia Cornaro was one of the most
j learned of women, and her biography
gives remarkable accounts of her eio
! quence, erudition and influence. She was
<*o much admired and respected that the
doges and the Council of Ten used to
consult ncr upon legal questions, and her
fellow citizens submitted their differences
to her for decision instead of going to
j court. It was natural, therefore, that sho
I should be mixed up in the Sbylock case.
Water Rents
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. .. -a-... *
will be added as follows.-—
On all rents remaining unpaid on
the first day of Jnly ONE (i) PER
On the first day of September
On the first day of November
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 Decembei
Water Rents for the year 19ffi-19fl* wil
I not be received for property in arrcari
until such arrears are paid.
For the Board of Street and Water Com
Dated Jersey City. April W, IMS

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