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ONE CENT * 1 f i I ONE CENT “Tt EoT™ I LAST EDITION* . • ■ • > ____ ___ —;..-. ~~WLTXlf^NO. 4040...THE JERSEY CITY NEWS, WEDNESDAY, JULY IK, H)02. •_ PRICE ONE CENT. Lawrence of Hoboken Is a Loyal Democrat of the Unterrified Brand, WALKOVER FOR ZELLER North Hudson Man Will Win If Nominated and So Will the Entire County Ticket. G. 0. P’S SUPERLATIVE WEAKNESS ■Even a Split and a Third Tick et Oannot Diminish Its Chances of Victory This Year. Ex-Mayor Lawrence Fagan, of Hobo ken, predicts a sure Democratic victory throughout the county in the fall. He is certain there will be no chance on earth for the Republican nominees, whether or ao harmony in the G. O. P. ranks. Mr. Fagan says his interest in poli tics is not quite dead as yet. notwith standing reports to the effect that he has retired from the field for good. “How about Zeller for Sheriff?” he was asked. “I think Zeller will be elected surely if he is nominated.” “Will he get your support?” ‘He will, undoubtedly.” Mr. Fagan paused for a moment and then smiling continued:— “What little my support amounts to, Zeller will get it most assuredly.” “What do you think of the condition of affairs among the Republicans?” “Well, whatever eruptions may appear in the Republican party before election, it is a question in my mind whether they can make the party any worse than it is at present. I think the fall.election will be very quiet. The Democratic ticket will go through without the slightest doubt.” “Do you think it will make any differ ence whether or not the dissenting Re publicans get up a ticket?” “No difference whatever. I question whether the Republicans will have two tickets.” ALL FOR^ ZELLER Clements Association Comes Out Squarely for the North Hudson Boy Sheriff. The Alex. j. Clements Association of the First Ward left this morning on their twelfth annual outing to Wit zel’s Point View Grove, College Point, L. I„ where they will enjoy the day's entertainment. Political talk is expected figure large ly on the programme. CLEMENTS A DARK HOUSE. It is rumored about that the popular ex-Freoholder after whom the organiza tion is named is slated for some office > this campaign, and that hi6 boom Will he pushed along for all that it is worth. John Zeller, the shrievalty candidate, went along with the Clementites and the eight hundred men who were present at the outing said openly that they were with Zeller to a unit. City Collector Robert Davis was a guest of the association. He talked very little politics. SOCIETY’S MARCH. The assoeiatioh left its quarters at Newark aveiune and Grove streets, at 10.30 o’clock tills morning, and, headed by a squad of mounted police any, Beggs’ build cf thirty pieces, marchdj' to the Morris Street dock, where the. boarded tbe steamer Isabella that coni veyed tbem to the Grove. Their destination was reached abort 12:30 oclock, when breakfast was served, after which atliletic games were the fea ture of the day’s outing. The winner cf each event will receive a handsome gold medal. Cash prizes will be given also. A large delegation of politicians from New York joined the Clements at the grove. Slipper will be served about 0 o’clock this evening, and the outing will return to this city about 9:30 o’clock tonight. They will march through the First ward and there will be a grand display of fire works all along the line of march. A large delegation of Hoboken poli ticians went on the Clements Association outing this morning. In the party were Ctmuselmen Charles Schultze, John Fitz patrick. Alexander Robb, Assitsant City Clerk James Londrigau and Water Reg istrar Gustav Bach. RETALIATION CRY Relative of a Street and Water Commissioner De mands the u Journal’s” Punishment. To the Editor of “The Jersey City News”:— The present members of the Board of Street and Water Commissioners were elected by the people of this city. Ever since the election of the present Mayor, Mr. Fagan., the “Even ing Journal” has made it a rule to ac cuse and insult, or insinuate insult against these officials. Tlie readers of the “Journal” are disgusted to read, without interruption, these attacks. I am one of many who think that it is about time that these officials or any one of them should take a determined step and stop this scandalous course of the “Journal.” The friends and families of these officials feel ashamed that a paper goes unpunished for printing un truthful statements. In today’s issue the “Journal” prints in large heading, viz:— The Commissioner (O’Brien, who had trouble with the, water meter) Regards the Thing as a Put Up Job and Is Ready to Fight the Board (Street and Water Board) to a Finish. Every sane man or woman can under stand in such a heading that the “Jour nal” accuses the Street and Water Board as the ones who have attempted to change O’Brien’s water meter and that O’Brien therefore is ready to fight them. We believe at the present time that Mr. O’Brien is tiot the man who would accuse the Street and Water Board, and how it is that the “Journal” dares print such a statement we don’t understand. But we also can’t understand that four honorable officials can stand silently by and be continually insulted by the “Jour nal,” Have they lost all manhood, all respect for themselves, the office they hold or their families? By publishing this you will do a great favor to one who is a relative of one j of these officials. A. C. Jersey City, July 15, 1002. _A WON’T SERVE 1 THE “JOURNAL” To the Editor of “The Jersey, City News”:— This is “Next.” Following the resig nation of ex-Poiice Commissioner Gen eral H. H. Abernethy, as “The News” printed last week, from the Finance Bbard, we read the refusal of B. L. Stowe, president of the Eureka Hose Company, to serve under Mayor Fagan on the new Hospital Board. It is a pity that these able citizens refuse to be a part of the present government of Jersey I City. What is the reason? Is it pcssi j ble that they do not want to serve the I | “Evening Journal”? Next! __ H JUBGECROUSESITSTOMORROW — ' Judge Otto Crouse will sit in the First District Court, City Hall, to-morrow morning. It was decided to hold court on Tuesdays during July and August, but yesterday Judge Crouse was obliged to go out of town. The calendar to-morrow will comprise about one hundred cases. —-♦ CHRIST HOSPITAL NEEDS. The management of Christ Hospital would much appreciate a donation of old muslin or linen for general hospithl pur poses. -1 ♦ MUSICAL OUTING. pose(,e Hoboken Zither and Mandolin a pit will hold a picnic at Grand View day . on Monday evening, August 4. whicli BACON SWORN IN _ - Abernethy’s Successor Offici ates for the First Time Today On the Finance Board. The new Finance Commissioner. Mr. E. I). Bacon, appointed to succeed Gen. Hugh H. Ahernothy, will officiate for the first time this afternoon. He was sworn in this morning. He lias resigned from the Excise Board. The Presidency of that body will be filled, it is under stood, by Commissioner Siebert. The Finance Board will meet this af ternoon and begin work on next, year's ‘budget. All tlie estimates of money wanted by the different boards for main tenance next year have been handed in and will be considered for the first time this afternoon. Some of the boards have asked for large amounts, which will have to be cut considerably because of the large bond issues, and the thirty per cent, mark is the limit per thousand ratables. Comptroller Ilauck will attend the meet ing and furnish the Board with data of the city’s indebtedness, interest and with other necessary statistics. It will not be until about the beginning of August that the rate for next year will be struck. Commissioner Bacon, succeeding Gen. Abernetliy, also succeeds to the chair manship of the Committee on Concurrent Resolutions. The assistant clerk of the Board of Finance and Auditor to the Committee on Concurrent Resolutions. Forrest A. Heath will submit a report to the Board of Finance this afternoon. It will refer to claims of the .Street and Water Board submitted to the Finance Board for concurrence. GEN. MASON TAKES THE OATH Gen. William B. Mason, who was ap pointed an Excise Commissioner yester day, took the oath this morning before the City Clerk. Mr. Mason was an Ex cise Inspector. Ho will be succeeded by Alderman McLaughlin. The new Commissioner succeeds Presi dent E. B. Bacon, who was appointed to succeed General Abernethy in the Fi nance Board. FREE DISPENSING Fagan's Drug Depots Open This Evening for the First Time—Zoeller Last Appointee. • The Free Dispensaries will open this e\ ening at 5 o’clock and will remain open for one hour. They will close then for au hour, reopen at 8 o’clock and remain open until 9:30 o’clock. These will be the hours every night with the exception of Sundays. Mayor Fagan who, with the assistance of the health dec-tors, selected the places for locating the dispensaries, completed ’his list this morning by naming Charles Zoeller’s drug store, at No. 458 Central avenue. Following is a list of the places where dispensaries will be located and the names of the doctors attached to each:— Cadmus, Newark avenue and Cole street, F. X. Sour, M. D. Elmer Mount. No. 200 Washington street. B. S. Poliak, M. D. J. J. Bru, No. 537 Grand street (New man Home Mission), J. Morgan Jones, M. D. John C. Gallagher, Grove and Four teenth street, Edward P. Hart and P. Hoffman. Charles Zoeller, No. 458 Central ave nue. Norman L. Rowe, M. D. The doctors will be at the dispensaries at the hours they are to be opened. In the case of J. J. Bru's place tlie doctor's office will be at the Newman Home Mission, but the drugs will be obtainable at Bru’s place. At the other dispensaries provision has been made to ■ provide suitable quarters for the accom modation of the patients, etc. The doctors will receive a salary'of $50 each a month. The druggists will be paid 25 cents a piece for prescriptions. The money will come out of the city treasury. TAXES NOW OVERDUE. / _ Penalty of One Per Cent, of the Bill on All Not Settled Yesterday. Yesterday the time expired for the payment of water taxes without penalty. The collections have amounted to about $7,000. The penalty charges are one per cent. , 4 Today’s collections amounted to $0,000. “There are a number of people who pay their water bills through the mail,” said Mr. Peckham. “Now I wish when they Kenii the money or check they’d also enclose their address so that we would know where to send the receipted bills. I have a great many of them in my desk awaiting claimants,” -» ■ An Old and Well Triad Remldjr. Mrs. Wlnalow’s Soothing Syrup for chi’* dren teething snouja always be u»ed for children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the pain, ourea wind cqllc and Is the seat remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottle. REFORMATORY ROW Governor ard Commissioner at Odds Over the Choice of a Suprintendent. MAY BE ELECTED TO-DAY Specimen of the Charges ^f Cruelty Brought Against the Present Manage ment. The Reformatory Commissioners will meet this afternoon at the Reformatory at Rahway and it is expected that a successor to Superintendent Heg. who recently resigned, will he chosen. One of the Commissioners was seen by a re porter for the "News” just as lie was about to take a train for Rahway. He said there was a fight on in the Rahway Reformatory over the selection of a superintendent, which may be made to morrow. Governor Murphy is said to be opposed to the selection of Cap Lai $ Martin, the present assistant superin tendent, for the chief position. George Squire, former Assemblyman and president of the Commission, is back of Martin, and lias a majority of the Reformatory Board with him. The Commissioner denied a statement that charges had bepn made against Captain Martin, who is now acting as Superintendent, allegine incompetency. There had been some talk, he said, of mismanagement, but, upon an investi gation by the Commissioners, it was found to be entirely groundless. The Commissioner instanced one case of the alleged mismanagement. One day the Moral Instructor, as the chaplain is called, who has not those charitable feel ings for ' the Acting Superintendent which a Christian minister is always supposed to entertain for his fellow men, declared to the Commissioners that an insane man was being kept in solitary confinement. Hesaid it was a great con dition should be compelled to undergo the hardships which accompany that kind of punishment. There was no doubt of the man’s insanity, he declared, be cause he had himself seen the man’s •Wild and insane notions. . n , Dr. Benjamin Edge of this city, who is a member of the Commission, went to the cell of the alleged insane man to in vestigate. When he came back he was all smiles. He said the prisoner was a Pole who could speak no English. He hu.i a boil between his shoulder blades and his insane gyrations were simpiy his frantic efforts to call attention to his boil in order that it might be properly treated. This, the Commissioner said, was a fair specimen of the charges against Captain Martin. bicyclFThieF held, Gilbert, the Chronic Wheel Lif ter,. Caught After an fexcited Chase and Bailed for Trial. James Gilbert, the negro who was ar rested yesterday afternoon after an ex citing chase by Minford Green, of No. 2,535 Boulevard, and Patrolman Iiourke, and charged with stealing bicycles, was arraigned before Police Justice Mur phy in the Second Criminal Court this morning. Four complaints of stealing bicycles were made against him and he wa,s held in $500 on each charge, or $2,000 in all. The owners of several of the stolen wheels were in court this morning. Ail the wheels were stolen since June 28. Gilbert was riding when he was over hauled by Minford Green, of No. 100 Jewett avenue, who is a bicycle dealer, yesterday. Mr. Green had seen Gilbert steal one of the bicycles and, in tracing hint down, found reasons for believing that he was conducting a regular avo cation of stealing bicycles. He espied him yesterday wheeling along the Boule vard. Mounting his own wheel he start ed in pursuit. When Gilbert found that Green was after him lie spurted forward and the chase became exciting from the start, lie turned into Gleuwood ave nue, with Green elosely following. They dashed through that avenue, turned into Mercer street and into Bald win avenue. Seeing that he was about to be overhauled. Gilbert dismounted and threw the wheel he was riding at his pursuer. Mr. Green was tangled up and fell, and Gilbert started on a run. Green notified Patrolman Kourlte and again started in pursuit. He overhauled him at Stratford's Iron Works. Gilbert assaulted him with an iron bar and again got away but was ^captured by Policeman Rourke. Gilbert is twenty two years old. FORTUNE GONE; MIND GOING. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON, July 10, 1902.—James Hartigan, a laborer, is in danger of losing his mind because he 1ms learned that the news which, he had received of a legacy of 825,000 from a relative in Ireland, is false, und that he will get nothing. •-♦-= MILK P0I80NS SIX. ELIZABETH, N. J., July 16, 1902.— are DR. M'GILl ON FAGAN Was Not Appointed Because He Knew Too Much f$r His Honor. HOW HE MATED MITCHELL Puts His Foot Down On Propo sitions to Furnish Soft Snaps to the G. O. P. Heelers. JP - Mayor Fagan’s latest break in showing a decided preference for Christ Hospital doctors for places on the Board of Trus tees, which will have charge of the pro posed $300,000 City Hospital, gave rise to a storm of protests from the friends of St. Francis’s Hospital, who say that the physicians of that institution should have had some recognition from the Mayor. They have no fault to find with Drs. Dickinson and Baumann, they say. but believe that better results could be produced by the presence on tlie board of physicians representing both institu tions. The Republican friends of Dr. McGill have not yet recovered from the shock to their nerves which was produced by Mayor Fagan iu deliberately turning down the best friend the City Hospital ever had for appointment on the Board. Dr. McGill admitted this morning that he felt hurt because the Mayor had ap parently passed him intentionally, after lie had devoted so much time and thought in fighting for a new hospital building. He said that a local organ had long com plimented him for his efforts in behalf of the project and his friends had been led to suppose that he would be selected as a trustee in view of his familiarity with the needs of the City Hospital. As a member of the Police Board, which has charge of the hospital, and as a physi cian on the hospital staff for many years, he has learned more about that institu tion than any other man in the city. Dr. McGill’s friends say that the doc tor knows too much about the hospital to snit Mayor Fagan. Dr. McGill in discussing the Mayor’s turndown-this morning snkl that he had ji decided opinion nf His Honor’s action but did not eare^fo express it for publi cation. Dr. MeGill has put his foot down hard on a carefully laid p‘ n of Police Com missioner Mitchell'to show favoritism in the department by giving soft snaps to officers who vote and work for the Re publican ticket. The doctor cited a case of an ordered transfer which was son manifestly unjust that Chief Murphy kicked against making it, saying that he would ask the Board to make transfers “by resolution in the future if lie was called upon to go on record by ordering transfers which were not for the good of the service. Dr. MeGill said he believes the man will be returned to his old post before the next meeting of the Police Board. DRUGGISTS’ CLOSING. Pharmacists Want to Shut Up Shop at Ten O’clock in the Evening. The druggists of Jersey City nre agi tating a movement to close alt stores at ten o’clock each evening except- Saturday night, when the places of business will be kept open an hour later. At n meeting of the Jersey City Drug gists’ Association, held last, night at the Shore Hotise, Bergen Point, a resolution was adopted instructing the Secretary to send postal cards to all members asking their co-operation in the movement. Messrs. Foulke and Gallagher were elected delegates to the convention of the National Retail Druggists' Association. Prior to the meeting the druggists and their wives enjoyed a dinner at the Shore House. There were no speeches. TROLLEY MISHAP. Man and Child Hit by Crrs Luckily Escape Heath. Nicholas Romaine, twenty-four years old, of No. 315 Railroad avenue, was the victim of a serious trolley accident last evening. He was hit by a Bayonne ear while crossing Grand street near Bishop street, and cut about the body. He also received a severe scalp wound. Romaine was taken to the City Hospital. Four-year-old. Maggie Aiques, of No. 587 Palisade avenue, while crossing Con gress street last night was struck by trolley ear No. 177 of the Union Hill line and badly bruised about the face. She -was taken to her home. EAGER FORSUICIDE. NEWARK, N. J., July 10. 1902.— Bernard Pluck, who is serving a thirty days’ sentence for wife beating, has attempted to hang himself to his c-ell door. When the keepers cut him down he sprang Apon ttiem, and it took the combined efforts of sever.;! men to over power him. —1—“•—-' The strong eat well, sleep well,, look Well. The weak don't. Hood’s Sarsaparilla makes the weak strong. j V: -i; ■ \ ¥ ' .. . GETS HIS ORDERS New Tax Commissioner Lindsay Has a Secret Conference With Fagan. ASSESSMENTS TO BE RAISED Mayor Says Board Will Fol low the Suggestions in His Letter to Messrs. Dayton and Hoos. Tax Commissioner Lindsay, who was appointed yesterday to succeed Charles II. Dayton, deceased, had a long confer ence yesterday . afternoon with Mayor Fagan and Commissioner Degnan, with whom he will act and constitute the ma jority of the BoBard. Perfect harmony prevailed at the pow-wow. The two Commissioners agreed with all his Hon or’s views and pledged themselves to carry out to the letter all that lie out lined in his recent communication to the late Commissioner Dayton and President Hoos. Mayor Fagan expressed himself as greatly pleased with the pledge given by Commissioner Lindsay. It means that tomorrow morning the Republican Tax Beard will begin the tas'.: of revising the whole work of the old Board, so that the assessment may be ui creased wherever it may seem fit and pos sible. Whether or not they will be able to add on to the ratables the four or five millions necessary to bring in suffi cient money to pay for Mayor Fagan's pet schemes is still a puzzling problem, but Mayor Fagan said this morning that the readjustment of the nssissmenis would be made as speedily and as gener ally as time permits. ASSESSMENTS TO BE RAISED. He also said that he hopes the Work will be done in such a manner as to preclude the necessity of increasing the present tax'rate. If liis hope is realized the extra four or five millions will he added. His Honor is not directing all of his attention to means of increasing the assessments, he says. There are to be some reductions, according to his re marks this morning, but he gave no inti mation as to their amount or other char acters or who would benefit. The Mayor was asked by a reporter for “The News”:— “Have you had a consultation with Commissioner Lindsay ?” “Oh, yes.” “Did he agree to carry out your ideas, as outlined ni your recent letter to the Democratic Tax Board?” “Yes. He agrees with me fully. And that means that there will be fair play.” “Then the work already done will be gone over and revised as soon and as much ns possible?” “Yes. I was surprised at the state of affairs when I looked into the workings of that Board. I was not at all satisfied, and now there will be a change in meth ods.” *’ ill the increase in ratables be so great as to make it unnecessary to in crease the tax rate?” SOME REDUCTIONS—MAYBE. “I think so. There will also be some reductions.” "As matters stand at present would it be necessary to increase the tax rate?” “I am not sufficiently familiar with the details, but Commissioner Degnan is. I may say though that I know the situa tion sufficiently generally.” “Is there time to make the changes?” “I don’t know about that, but if there is not we can get an extension of time. At any rate, we will do the best we can.” “When will the Board begin this work?” “High away. I bejieve Mr. Lindsay Inn filed his bonds so that they may be accepted at today’s meeting of the Board of Finnuee, and the Board of Tax Com missioners will meet tomorrow and begin its work along the new lines.” XAlTliJtS OF FACT. Pavonla Brand of Finn Early June Canned Peas. for sale" at nearly all good grocery stores, and wholesale at the I>. E. Oleary Co.'s stores. LETTER HEADS. BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEaDS. ENVELOPES. O' CIRCULARS. WATER BUYERS. . Pipe Lines to Be Constructed to Accomodate Future Purchasers from the City. Garwood Ferris, engineer in charge of construction of the hew water works, sent a communication to the Street and Water Board saying that while the pipe line is being laid certain connections should be made for furnishing wates to probable customers. Taking into consideration Mr. Ferris’ ietter the Board yesterday adopted the following resolution:—^. Whereas, la the laying of the pipe line for new water works, it would appear, as per communication of the engineer in charge, received and filed, that certain connections should he made therewith, while the build ing of such line is in progress, to the end that the city may be able to fur nish a supply of water to certain probable customers: and Whereas. It appearing that a sub stantial saving can be effected for the city by having such connections made from time to time in future as the work progresses by the T. A. Gillespie Co., the sub-contractors for said pipe line: Resolved, That the Committee on New Water Works be and is hereby authorized to enter into agreement wrth the said, the T. A. Gillespie Co., for connections as follows:— South—At Kingsland, on Ridge Roud to Belleville, one 10-inch. North — “Lyndhurst,” Riverside Road to Rutherford, one 10-inch. West—“County Road to Snake Hill, one 12-inch. North—“Junction of County Road and Secaueus Road,’’ one 10-inch.” And in the judgment of said committee and said engineer in charge, any or ali of the following connections, which may appear to conserve the best interests of the citv:—Paper mill at Franklin, one 6-inch; Old Furnace at Meadow, one (i-ineh: !>., L. & W. It. R Shops, one 6-inch. The prices to be paid therefor not to exceed the following sums (which price is to include ihe necessary steel castings connecting with the steel pipe, and for each connection two gates and gate box complete):—For each 6-inch branch, $100; for each 8-inch branch, $125: for each 10-inch branch, $150; for each 12-inch branch, $200; for each 16-inch branch, $300. --* WEAVERS DOGGED Say They Will Not Return to Work Until Their Union Is Recog nized. All the silk mills in North Hudson, with the exception of that operated by the Simon Brothers, are now practically closed. Schwartzenbach, Huber & Co. this morning gave up the fight with their Union Hill and West Hoboken, as far as the weavers are concerned. The spool ers, winders and warpers are still at work. The members of the firm are very much exercised over the action of the strikers and they say they will not re open the mills until the weavers have returned to their senses and agree to go t > wor kunconditioually. When inquiry was made at Schwnrtz enback, Huhn & Co.’s mill at West Ho boken, this morning, relative to the strike, the bosses denied most emprati colly that the weavers refused to return to work yesterday because the firm re fused to discharge two nou.iui) 1 hands. They said there were fourteen or fifteen non-union weavers at work when the strikers went out and that none of them joined the union. They refused however to say how many non-union hands were at work yesterday. There are no weavers at woik at the (xiverunud. Clifton or Poidebard mills and only a few at the mill of Reihug, David and Sclioeu. After going buck to work some days ago. the weavers of the Phalanx Silk Mill, in Irving street, near the Boulevard, yesterday went out on strike again, and the mill is today completely closed down. During the first lockout and subsequent strike a committee of the weavers asked the privilege of organizing a union among the Phalanx mill workers mid submitting all their grievances to the mill owner. Through the influence of one of the women workers the union de cided to recognize the other unions. This the bosses of the mill objected to and ■the strike of yesterday followed. There are about one hundred and fifty weavers usually employed in tire null. Scores of binders, warpers and spoolers are thus also out. TOLL BY PISTOL. [Special to "The Jersey City News.’’] CAMDEN, July 10, 1902.—William Marshall, tollgate keeper of the Marltou turnpike, had a lively experience at an early hour this morning. It was nearly one o’clock when the-Philadelphians were stopped at the toLl house by the gate be ing closed. “Toll, please,’’ remarked Marshall, the aged tollgate keeper. “Open the gate or we’ll force the auto mobile through." they continued. Marshall walked into the little toll house hud returned with two revolvers. Pointing the weapons, ho said:— “If you go through there I’ll lire.’’ The toll was paid. CHILD EATS STRYCHNINE. [Special to ‘‘The Jersey City News.”] PATERSON, July 10. 1902.—Flor ence. the rwenty-months'-old daughter of Benjamin F. Chandler, has died from eating strychnine pills, which she mis took for candy. They were sugar-coated and colored pink, and it is believed that the little one ate several of them. ITALY STEPS IN Ambassador Wants to Know About Hudson County Counterfeiting Case. MRS. CLEMENTI’S C0HYICTI05 Prisoner 84 Years of Age Sen* fenced for Harboring Shov ers of the Queer. Italy’s Ambassador to the United States is making inquiries from the United States Commissioners in thig city today respecting the particulars of a case in winch Auni Clementi, eighty-four ‘yeans old, ronee a resident of this county, was sentenced a day or two ago by Judge Andrew J. Kirkpatrick of New ark to one year’s imprisonment for com plicity in a counterfeiting case. The Clementi woman had a boarding house ou the Heights and among her lodgers were Joseph or Guiseppi Mott* taito and Guiseppe Roman, men said to be engravers. Uncle Sam’s officers traced to them many spurious $50 and $100 bills. These were so well executed that even bank people in this State and New York were deceived. The vignettes on the bills was a splendid specimen of the engraver’s art and the hills were really works of art. These men. it is said, only turned out bills of high value, but ou occasions made a $5 bill. It was one of these which betrayed them and I led to their capture and subsequent trial and sentence. FOUND ANOTHER PLANT. They were arrested in a house in Rutherford redlianded and the United States officers found what they didn’t . expect to tiiid, a complete plant for making silver coin. In another house in this county where the men boarded, that kept by Mrs. Clementi. tools were found used in the counterfeiting busi ness. and, as a partin'ps criminis, Mrs. Clementi was arrested. Her sentence followed, and because of her age a light one was imposed, although it was shown that she was thoroughly identified with tlu illegal practice. When her sentence beenme kno-wn a prominent Italian society in New York at once interested itself in her case. It was advanced that a woman eight.v-four years of age should not be subjected to a confinement which would mean her life. Agents of that society came over to tills State and prepared a peti tion to the Court of Pardons. The so ciety went further. They sent the facts of the ease to the Ambassador to Italy from tiie United States, who is person ally making inquiries into the case. DIPLOMATIC MR. ROWE. United States Commissioner Linsley Rowe, on whose warrant Mrs. Clementi was arrested, was seen to-day by a “News" reporter and the Commissioner said that the warrant was issued on the usual complaint. He was asked as to the inquiry by the Italian Ambassador, but lie replied that he could not discuss the matter at all. The woman, he said, had been sentenced, having been properly tried and convicted, and he had no com ments to make. “Did tlio Italian Ambassador not say that lie would present the ease to Presi dent Roosevelt?” the Commissioner was asked by a "News" reporter. “I cannot discuss any of these oases.* replied Mr. Rowe, and a carp was elo quent to him after that. From a good source it was learned that a New Y'ork lawyer, representing the Italian litigation, is gathering all ths facts in the ease, which he will present to tlie State department for a pardon for Mrs. Clementi. -• WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK. July 10. 1002.—Fore cast for the thirty-six hours ending nl 8 I’.. M. Wednesday:—Fair and warmer tonight and tomorrow; northwest winds, Hartnett's Record. Jnlv 15. Deg. 3 P. M. 81 (i T. M. 8(1 0 r. M. 72 12 midnight.... 7( ■T vi Iv lfi. Deg. »; A. M.71 !) A. M. 73 113 noon.76 I DIED. MESEREAU.—On Monday. July 14. 1902. Rachael, the beloved wife of Peter Mesereau. aged 06 years. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral from the residence of her son-in-law. Mr. Michael Habbit, No. 90 Monticello avenue, on Wednes day, July 16. at 7:30 I*. M. RODGERS.—On Monday. July 14. 1902, Edward Benedict, the beloved son of John and Catherine Rodgers, aged 15 years. 5 months and 24 days. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his parents’ residence. No. 272 Washington street, on Thursday, July 17. at 8 A. M.: thence to St. Peter's Church, where a solemn mass of requiem will be offered, for the happy repose of his soul. SLATER.—On July 14. 1902, Charles Wesley, only son of James H. and Anna B. H. Slater, aged 9 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services from the residence of the parents, No. 220 Third street, on Wednesday even ing at 8 o'clock. O’CONNOR.—On Tuesday. July 15, Michael O’Connor, aged 28 years. Relatives and friends are invite*] to attend the funeral on Friday, July 18, at 9 A. M.. from the residence of his sister-in-law. Mrs. Clara O’Connor, No. 9»J4 Garfield avenue; thence to St. Pat rick’s Church where a requiem mass will be offered for the happy repose of his soul.