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ONE CENT ' ONE CENT LAST EDITION. ' " LAST EDITION. ^ V< >l7X]V.- NO. 404hT~ —: THE .IKIiSKVCITY NEWS. MONDAY. JULY 28, 1902. _"7=:=" ~~ HU(7rOM=T'ENf7== JACK ’EM UP NoTrouble,SaysFag,an, to Soak the Taxpay ers for Ninety u nine Millions A PARTY COMBINE Messrs. Degnan and Lind say Ignoring Presi-. dent Hoos in the Tax Board. THAT POPULISTIC LETTER • . Rumor That Democrats Marked by His Honor Are to Carry the Load of $3,500,000 Increase. Mayor Fagan was asked this morning what lie thought about the statement made by President Ringle of the Board of Finance that the tax rate next year will be .$28 per thousand of ratables and that the Tax Board will have to find $99,000,000 ratables. ‘T don’t think the Tax Commissioners will 1ind much difficulty in finding the $99,000,000 ratables,” was the Mayor’s reply. “Do. you think they can find mpre?” „ “Im not prepared to answer that question?” “How do yon suppose they will go about their work?” “They know best. I will say, though, that it will be an easy matter to find the ratables Mr. Ringle says they have to find.” “What do you think about the bud get?” the Mayor was asked. “I guess everybody will be satisfied.” STRICTLY PARTY AFFAIR. President Ringle’s statement has caus ed the Tax Commissioners to do some tall thinking. Theyq were in conference again ' this morning going over the field books. Although they refuse to say much con cerning what they’s doing it is under stood the two Republican Commissioners, Messrs. Degnan and Lindsay, are sing ling out certain pieces of property for the purpose of increasing the assessment on them. It is said that Commissioners Degnan and Lindsay have been in conference with the Mayor and will be guided by what the Mayor tells them. The Mayor’s letter to the Tax Board, or rather to President Hoos, and the late Commis sioner Charles H. Dayton, in which the Mayor suggests that certain corporations and Democrats owning property should have their assesments increased, it is said, will be taken into consideration to a great extent by the Republican Tax i Commissioners. MYSTERY. The exact amount of the budget for next year is still unobtainable owing to the fact that it is the desire of the Fi nance Commissioners to keep it seceret until Wednesday, when they will ap prove their ligures in open meeting. The budget as near as can be estimated will be $2,772,000. The amount to be raised for city purposes by taxation will be about $2,003,301.78. Towards theState school funu as told in “The News” of Saturday the city has to pay $103,503.39, and the city’s share of the County tax is . $541,104.83. Comptroller Hough said regarding the budget this morning:— - ‘‘It will be a perfect levy and every body will be satisfied.” It was said at the City Hall this morning that the Board of • Finance experienced its real difficulty in making up the budget when it came to the esti mate of the Board of Education. The compusory laws for certain appropria tions for this particular board were the things that caused trouble. To meet the demand of an increase of $60,000 in teachers’ salaries, a reporter for “The News” heard, today, the Finance Com mission cut deeply'into other places. ' A DOG OUTRAGE. i Insatiable Snatcher Takes Mrs. McFarland’s Pet to the Pound Though She Showed Collar and Tag. Mrs. McFarland, of No. 200 Barrow street, had an extremely unpleasant ex perience with the dog catchers Saturday aftcftioon. She was walking in \ an Vorst Park with her two dogs. One was on a string and the other was wander ing near her without his collar and tag. These his mistress had removed to re lieve their small owner from the weight. The man on the dog catcher wagon saw that the dog had discarded his license to exist and instantly seized him and. in spite of his distracted mistress’s ap peals, held on to his prey. Nothing Mrs. McFarland could say would induce him to release the victim. She went for the collar and tag and showed them to the man and begged and pleaded with him but all to no effect. She finally had to go to the pound, and pay one dollar to get him out. *The dog ‘•Ching” is a great favorite with all the children on the block and great was the excitement when his cap ture was reported. A sympathetic crowd collected at once. The children followed the wagon in a mournful procession down Barrow and up Bright streets and when they found it was no use they turned sadly back. Great was their joy when the dog was returned from the yound. PAINTERsliRGANIZE. They Form a State Body to Advance the Interest of the Trade. A number of members of the Brother hood of Painters of this county went io Newark last night when a meeting was held at No. 04 Market street for the purpose of forming a State body. Dele gates were present from sixteeu cities. A committee on constitution and by-laws was appointed, which will report at a meeting to be held next week. A legis lative committee was appointed to look after the interests of the craft before the Legislature next winter. These officers were elected:—President, Frank It. Brandt, of Trenton; First Vice-President. William Keifer, of Jersey City; Second Vice-President. L. S. Sheppard, Perth Amboy; Third Vice-President, C. Baeh manu, of Newark: Secretary, Max Cedar, Orange; Financial Secretary,. William J. Davidson, of Asbury Park; Treasurer, J. Brinkerhoff, Hoboken; Sergeant-at-Arms, William Wiley of Newark. GEESE ATE UP HIS GARDEN. West Hoboken Man Says Neighbor Enticed the Birds Through the Fence WniiaSf Steingruber and Paul Pietsch are next door neighbors on the Hudson Boulevard in West Hoboken. They don't like each other. Pietsch has a flock of geese. Now, 'Steingruber hates geese. So yesterday when Pietsch found twelve of his pets missing he began to suspect his enigbbor. His rage knew no bounds when he heard that they were in the pound, having been taken there by Steingruber. who swore they broke through the fence into his garden and gabbled up his vegetables. “You let down your fence and entice them,” thundered Pietsch.” “I did not.” replied the other. Other things were said and Pietsch demanded the geese from Poundkeeper Richard Os borne, who said he could have them if he paid $10 fine. A row followed, and the. poundkeeper drove Pietsch but of his office with a club. Justice of the Peace Hegemen was appealed to, and he said that the poundkeeper had no right to charge $10 for damages; the fee was $3. It was paid, and the geese returned to their owner. -* VETERANS ENJOY A REUNION. The Deutcher Veteran Fraun Verein, composed of the wives of German veter ans of the Franco-Prussian war, held an enjoyable picnisc at Grand View Park Saturday night. The Verein is composed of about thirty members. Their hus bands and children and grand children and many friends attended the picnic. It was a sort of reunion of the veterans and they had a good time relating and swap ping oft repeated tales of their war ex perience. Mrs. Radamacher was at the bead of the committee in charge of the arrangements. Dancing was indulged in and all made merry. -A TWO NEW SMALLPOX CASES. Two new eases of small pox has been discovered in this cfty during the past twenty-four hours. Mary Clancy, seven yefU’s old, living with her parents at No. 212 First street, was found to have the disease yesterday and was taken to the pest house on Snake Hill. This morning Vera Nettieco, 3% years old, of No. 217 Sixteenth street, was taken to the Snake Hill pest house a victim of smallpox. ✓ --♦ PERSONAL. Counselor Warren Dixon is at Green wood Lake to-day doing his best to de crease the finny population of that charming place. Mr. Dixon is not only a good fisherman, but a fine shot, particu larly at rabbits (not the Welsh variety) in the early hours of the morning. Counselor John Griffin and a few friends returned to town this morning from a fishing excursion on the water os Baruega't Bay. Mr. Alexander Ross of the National Realty Company returned this morning from a few days' spent at DeaL j -A . HIRSCH ESCAPES Man Accused of Arson Pleads Non Vult and Is Discharged by the Court. Judge William Heisler of the Mon mouth County Court of Common Pleas sat in that court in Hudson this morn ing and considered the case of Mendil Hirsch and Nathan Rirnbaum, against whom ten indictments were found for arson. About a year ago lire was dis covered in the furniture store f>f Nathan Rirnbaum, on Newark avenue. When the firemen arrived Hirsch was found locked in the store and after the fire had been quickly extinguished the firemen discov ered what they considered unmistakable 'evidence of arson. Rirnbaum and Hirsch were arrested and about six weeks ago the men were placed on trial. After a highly sensational trial of two weeks the jury, after being out twenty hours, failed to agree, standing six to six. The men were to be retried today, but when the case was called Prosecutor Erwin asked for a postponement on tell ground that some of the most important witnesses had left the State and he had been una ble to get them into court. Joseph M. Noonan, counsel for Hirsch, said that he had had a conference wjtli Prosecutor Erwin and Judge William T. Hoffman, who represented the companies in which Rirnbaum was insured, and that they were willing to have Hirsch plead non vult. Hirsch, the counsel con tinued, had been in jail a year, and had, he thought, suffered sufficiently. He hoped the court would take that into consideration in disposing of the case. Prosecutor Erwin said he was willing to accept such a plea, and the court al lowed it to be entered. Judgment was suspended and Hirsch was discharged. He profusely thanked the court and the lawyers and left the court room with his friends. Rirnbaum will be called to trial next Monday on an indictment charging him with attempting to defraud the insurance companies, and it was rumored about the Court House this morning that Hirsch will turn State's evidence on the trial. -A- . MR. TENNANT’S DENIAL. To the Editor of “The Jersey City News”:— I have been out of town for two or three days. When I arrived home late Saturday evening I rend “The News” editorial commenting upon the "Journal” article of Friday evening, in which I was declared to be a candidate for Congress. I at once secured a copy of the “Jour nal.” I am not a candidate for any office. I am in hearty sympathy with the movement to nominate Allan Benny for Congress. When I receive any nom ination for public office it will come from Democrats and no< Republicans. ^EORGE G. TENNANT. BULLY FOR THE SMALL BOY. Will Have a Chance to Get Square With Police at Tomorrow’s Game The small boy will have ample oppor tunity to get square with his enemy, the “cop.” to-morrow, when the police and tiremen meet on the baseball field. He can laugh at the coppers to his heart’s content and even yell things at him. He also will be able to gaze wit hadmira tiou at his hero—the fireman. Both teams are out to win, and a num ber of old-time ball tossers are among the names. The police have sworn to "hammer the life out” of the firemen's pitcher, and the firemen in turn say they will throw, cold water on the ardor of the coppers before the game is over. The proceeds of the gate will go to the Police Mutual Aid Society and the Firemen’s Pension Fund. Neither side is desirous of having any more pensions as a result of the game. • The police will wear uniforms of grey, trimmed with blue, while those of the firemen will be the same color body, with red trimmings. The teams are composed of:— Police—Dunnigan, catcher; McGovern, pitcher; Finnic, first base; Brnen, second base; Fitzsimmons, third base; Maxwell, shortstop; Quinn, centre field; Dundon,. left field; Graff, right field. Firemen—Harris, catcher; Ivlink, pitcher; Byan, first base; Kingman, sec ond base; Finnerty, third base; Muldoon, shortstop; Johnson, centre field; Burke, left field; Whalen, right field. ' SCHOOL REPAIRS. , Work Will Begin on Tkem in a Few Bays. The work of repairing schools will be gin in a few days. Bids will be received by members of the Board of Education in charge of certain schools and the con tracts awarded accordingly. Each com mittee will receive three bids. The Board of Finance recently made an appropriation of $20,790 for repairs. ■-♦ WHERE IS VAN DEJI BOGAERT The whereabouts of Justice of the Peace Edward Van den Bogaert, secre tary of the "United Singing Societies of Hudson county, has for the past week or sy mystified, his- many friends, and has occasioned some comment. He was ex pected to atend a meeting of the societies yesterday, but failed to put in an ap pearance. He sent his books there, how ever. Mrs. Van den Bogaert says n»r husband is at Lake Hopatcoug and she is to join him there in a few day*. FREE ICE FOR SUNDAY OFF Benchmen’s Inducement to itho Butchers’ Poor Patrons SAVING .SUNDAY DINNER Talk and Action by the North Hudson Contingent-Many Closers Reported. • 1 The North Hudson Benchmen’s Asso ciation. which is known as Branch No. 3 of the Hudson County Association, took np the Sunday closing tight in ear nest yesterday at a meeting held at Schultze’s Hall, in Union Hill. The suggestion was made that many poor families would object to the closing of the butcher shops on Sunday because they wer unable to purchase ice and could not keep the meat for Sunday’s dinner fresh over Saturday night. This objection was met by a resolution passed by the association providing that all families too poor to buy ice be supplied with ice free of charge at the expense of the henchmen. • “We do not wish to give the public any cause for complaint,” said President Merkel. “While we are anxious to have the stores closed on Sunday we do not wish to have the poor suffer. To those who keep ice the closing of the stores on the Sabbath will be no hardship. They can purchase their meat just as well on Saturday night as on Sunday morning and will have no trouble in keeping it n their ice boxes over night. There may be a few persons who cannot afford to pay for ice. They cannot very well keep their meet over night and the closing of the stores would no doubt be a harsbip to them. We have considered all this and they need not suffer. If they will leave their addresses at our headquarters we can supply them with iee free of charge every Saturday during the hot weather.” The committee appointed to visit the butchers of North Hudson and obtain their views on the Sunday closing move ment reported that many of the butchers were willing to close. Addresses in favor of the movement were made by J. Iiownen, who organized: the Jersey City Branch, and Charles Wehlun. president of Branch No. 2, of Hoboken. Many of the butchers have already signed a petition signifying their willing ness to close on the Sabbath. It is be lieved that with the offer of the associa tion to serve free ice all objection from the public as well as from tile butchers to the movement will be met. _._a_ KILLED BY UJCOMOTIVE. James Growney. thirty-nine years old, a boilermaker, of No. 023 Jackson street, Hobbken, was struck and instantly killed this morning by an Erie Railroad loco motive at the Eleventh street crossing in Hoboken. His body was removed to Parslows morgue. -♦ CENTRAL LABOR UNION. The meeting of the Central Labor Un ion of Hudson County held at Jensen’s Iloli, Hoboken, yesterday was attended by forty-five delegates. A communica tion was received from the Now Jersey State Federation of Labor requesting the delegates to endeavor to organize a news paper writers’ union. It was said that there were several unions of this sort in the West. A committee was appointed to solicit funds for the striking miners. The picnic committee will meet tonight. HUDSON CITY BUSINESS MEN The Hudson City Business Men’s As sociation will hold a special meeting this evening to listen to a report of the as sociation’s park committee. --* Hood's Sarsaparilla builds up a broken down system. It begins its work right, that is, on the blood. eo ctwyers ~ ~ 7)esiriny expedition, neat work and , , , accuracy in ike printiny of Xaw *l/Jork Should use the . , , prompt delivery and moderate .. price service of the Jersey Qity *)^ews | i - ' ■ fi irtri v^'vr1* UiH 'd' -t-.Vc'- £ BIG REALTY DEAL II'- ", • Syndicate With $65,000, 000 to Buy Up Lands on the Jersey Coast and River Fronts VANDERBILTS AND TRUST CO.’S IN IT Hackensack Meadows and Lands in Hudson County to Be Acquired for L Commercial Pur •f- ' poses. News leaked out this morning of1 a gigantic deal in which Hudson County real estate owners and agents ore deeply interested. A syndicate with $03,000,000 at its command has been formed to buy up and develop hinds on the Jersey Coast, lands on the Hackensack and Passaic water fronts, and tracts of real estate in Hudson County for manufac turing purposes. Behind this enterprise the Vanderbilts, Realty Trust Company of New York, Central Bond and Trust Company of New York, George \V. Young, president of the United States Mortgage and Trust Company, and these are represented in this city by Vice Pres ident James C. Young, of the National Realty Company. GENERAL PLANS OF THE SYN DICATE. The plan is to secure suitable blocks of property on desirable water fronts for the construction of wharves and piers along the coast. All the interests of the company formed to develop the Hackensack Meadows are controlled by the syndicate and up to now upwards of 5,000 acres of shore front has been se cured. The syndicate is securing these tracks contiguous to the railroad routes and ere long every desirable front be tween Atlantic Highlands and Atlantic City will be controlled by the big in terests mentioned. HUDSON COUNTY’S FRONT. The advantages of Hudson County’s river ports have long been apparent for commercial enterprises. Since the Uni ted States Government has decided to Keml several millions during the next to years in deepening and widening the channels of the Passaic, Hackensack, Son* and Raritan Rivers and the chan nels between the Jersey Coast and Staten Island, the value of the territory has immeasurably increased. Sharp eyed financiers see that in a few years strips of land fronting on these waters and near the sea, now bringing a few hun dred dollars per acre, will rise to incredi ble figures. In fact, they say. the com mercial development is( beyond the scope of man to conceive. WHAT MR. J. C. YOUNG SAID. _ Vice-President James C. Young, of the National Realty, was interviewed this morning about the scheme', and he re plied that it was .true. He was interest ed in it. but as it was in its infancy, he would prefer not to say anything about it. He was asked if he had secured any options of land in the County and out side, and he replied:— “Yes, I have at present options on 3,728 acres.” “Can you tell us what the syndicate generally proposes to do?” “Not at present. The acquisition of lands in Jersey is for the purpose of de veloping them for commercial purposes,” replied Mr. Young. REAL ESTATE MEN INTERESTED. The effect of the news in real estate circies was very startling. There had been rumors for some time that “some thing big was going to drop in real es tate matters,” but nothing definite was known. As soon as one prominent deal er heard the parties behind the scheme and the general plan he said to a repor ter of “The News.” “I had an inkling of it last week, and I have now called off certain negotiations for the sale of some property I am con tracting. It will be a good thing, al though the small middleman, I fear, will be squeezed out. However, anything which will develop the acres of waste land in this County and along the coast will unquestionably benefit everybody di rectly or indirectly.” PAPERS OF INCORPORATION. The incorporation papers for the syn dicate are now being prepared by one of the ablest real estate lawyers in New York City, and will be ready for filing with the Secretary of State in a few days. COLLECTOR DAVIS’S VACATION He Will Remain in the Mountains Until Libor Day. (jity Collector Robert Davis will start, on his vacation August 15. He will go to Aera in the Catskills where three of his sons are spending the summer. His vacation will end with Labor Day. Deputy City Collector William .T. Davis, Foormaster Edward Hewitt, Clerk John Bedell of the City Collec tor's office*, and Mathew Rooney of the Street and Water Board office, who drove from tins city'to Aera, wher they spent their vacation, returned yesterday. They came, home by boat. An Old and Well Tried Remedy. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for chil dren teething snould always be used for children while teething. It softens the mime, allays the pain, cures wind (spile and la the beet remedy lor, diarrhoea, tweuty-ave cents per pottle. ", ' * TIE WILD WESTS North Hudson Couple’s Do mestic Troubles Wake Up Shady side. There wer a number of small riots in North Hudson Saturday night and Sun day that called for the aid of the police and surgeons. Shadyside, generally a quiet little community, was the scene of the row, which included nearly half of the residents of the town. Mrs. William West and her husband had a disagreement. Mrs. West claims that her lord and master abused her until further patience ceased not only to be a virtue but to be endurable. She pack ed up her belongings and started from the hpuse. West followed her and caught her in front of Lydon’s Hotel. There lii' the course of'an tried to induce his wife to return home. She refused and then, it is alleged, he began to beat her. James Rooney, who had seen the occurrence, interfered and tried to caim West. West took exception to Rooney’s interference and started in to whip Rooney. He didn’t get very far, if the acounts of the things that followed are to be believed. But before the trou ble ended there were half a dozen friends of each engaged in a battle which lasted more than ten minutes. A cry of “Police” finally scattered the crowd, but there were no arrests. West was badly damaged. His wife went her way, and it is said, lias consulted a lawyer with a view of securing a di vorce. -a DESERTER CAUGHT. Ae Tried to Enlist at the Re cruiting Office in This City. Samuel J. Holloway, of Steuben street, was arrested yesterday bj Detective Ben nett on a charge of deserting from the United States Army. Holloway was playing ball in a lot on Steuben street when arrested. He is charged with having deserted from Troop E, Fifth Cavalry, stationed at Fort Ethan Allan, Vermont, ou De cember 22, 1900. He enlisted on June 27, 1899, and served for awhile in Porto Rico. All trace of Holloway was lost until last week when he entered the recruiting office on Montgomery street and made an application under the name of Mill wood. His pedigree was taken and the officer in comparing notes found that Millwood’s description tallied with that of Holloway. Tlie applicant had references sfgned by several prominent men. An investi gation was made. It was then discovered that Holloway had been arrested on a charge of robbery add had served a long term. This in itself was sufficient to reject the applicant, but ns he was want ed on a charge of desertion the arrest was brought about. Holloway, swas sent to Governors Island yesterday.' He will be tried by court martial in a week’s time. -# OUTRAN THE BULLETS. Futile But Exciting Burglar Cliase in Hudson City Section. An exciting chase after supposed bur glars took place in the Hudson City sec tion last night. Patrolman Miller’s at tention was attracted by the suspicious actions of four men in the vicinity of Ogden avenue and Bowers street. When the ciuartette espied the patrolman they started on a run. Miller ordered them to halt. They in creased their speed. Miller drew his re volver a fid started in pursuit,, tiring first over their heads and later to hit. He-emptied his revolver without appar ent effect. The chase continued up Bowers street to Sherman avenue, through Sherman avenue, to Congress street, back again to the Hill. The men climbed down the Hill side and escaped into Hoboken. STOLE NINE LOAVES. Mrs. Dillon’s Tears Win the Release of Ho? Boy Michael. Fourteen year old Michael Dillon was arraigned before Police Justice Murphy* this morning for stealing bread front a box belonging to the' Hill Baking Com pany in Griffith street. The complainant was Paul Schwartzbaeh, a driver env ploved bv the Company, who accused him of ‘ taking nine loaves from the box. Young Diflfcn's mother made a tearful plea for the release of her son and after he had txkm locked up awhile ne'vvits dis charged by Police Justice Murphy with a reprimand followed by some good ad vice. The boy left the court room in tears. -♦ BOYS WRECK A HOUSE. An old two-story frame house located on Mill road toppled over last night and was wrecked. For spine time , boys have been tearing hoards from the house, and last night the foundation became so weak that the building fell. The owner is unknown. , -—♦- V ONE OF A GANG FINED. Patrick Quinn, one of a gang against which complaint has been made by pedes trians and residents in the vicinity of Hopkins and Summit avenue, was ar rested by Patrolman Wolfe Saturday and was this morning fined $5 by Police Jus tice Murphy. -« MISS FITCH’S BAD SPRAIN. Miss Sdna Fitch, of! Xo. 142 La Salle sheet. Newark, fell frrnn an bicycle yes terday tvJiUe crossing tfhe turnpike bridge over the HackensaskC and sprained her right ankle. She was (assisted home by friends. Kt ' \ FARRELL AND MRS. BETTS i Apparently the Constable Had |J No Authority for Stopping « Suicide Rounds’s Friend. Considerable comment hns arisen in Hoboken over the ’’action of Constable .Tames Farrell in preventing Msr. Lydia | Betts, of Xo. 205 Eleventh street, from j crossing the Fourteenth street ferry to j Xew York Friday night. “The Xews,” related on Saturday how Mrs. Betts, who I is the woman with whom Frederick J. I Rounds, former manager of the Metro | politan Street Railway, was living when I he committed suicide last week, tried to i leave the city, but was stopped at the i fe*ry by Constable Farrell, who inform i ed her that he would place her under ar ; rest if she attempted to board a ferry boat. An effort was made at the time to ascertain where Farrell got his au thority. and it was learned that neither t^up^n^oyje Hobolten j work on the case. When seen yesterday j Farrell declined to talk. It is the opinion of the police that Far rell happened to see Mrs. Betts going to Xew York and thought he was doing the authorities invaluable service by stop ping her. Although the circumstances connected with Rounds’s death were considered worth investigation by the police, no or der has beeu given to prevent Mrs. Betts from leaving the city. She went to Brooklyn Saturday morning, but return ed in the afternoon. She also left town a short while yesterday. Prosecutor’s Detective Edward Mc Cormack was at work on the case Satur day afternoon. He refused to say •whether he had found any feature that might indicate that Rounds was murder ed. It is believed that McCormack was put on the case to set at rest certain ru mors which were started by Xew York newspapers. -• GUTTEBBEMBOYS SAD “Billy”, the Famous Ciretft Horse, Dies Today at the Age of 30. “Billy” is dead, and every boy in Gut tenberg is sad to-day. “Billy” is a horse and his master. W. Pallier. Bergenline avemfe, has lost a faithful four-footed friend. Before he came to Guttenberg “Billy” was in the eireus business, and did all softs of tricks in the ring. He soon tired of that wrong life and settled down in quiet Guttenberg, where soon everybody got to know him and like him. He could open gates and nothing pleased him bet ter than a game of tag with the boys. Often he would steal behind a man. seize his coat tails, give them a tng and walk off. One day while William Barrett, of Herman avenue, was running for a car, “Billy” Caught sight of him and. imagin ing tliis an invitation tot a game of tag. galloped after him. Mr. Barrett had just lauded ou the rear platform of the ear when "Billy” seized him behind and un ceremoniously yanked him off the car, much to the amusement of the passen gers and discomfiture * of the victim. "Billy” was thirty years old, kind, play ful and affectionate, and many regreat his departure for “fresh fields and pas tures new.” - f DEFIED LIVE WIRE. Italian Fruit Peddler Found Loaded With Coin. A live trolley wire fell in Newark ave nue Saturday afternoon and dangled un comfortably near the head of Joseph Biuse, sixty-one years old, an Italian banana peddler, living at No. 300 Hen derson street, who was standing guard over his push cart laden with bananas. Acting Patrolman Bolen ordered him to push his cart out of danger's way, but he refused to budge, saying that he had a good stand and didn’t intend to ffive it up. He told the officer to get a move on and be mighty quick about it. Then lie was arrested. When searched at. the First precinct ^station a pint of coins and a big roll of bills amounting to $302 were found in his pockets. He was fined $3 this morning. • -* M’CARTHY’SDEAR WOOD. Stole Board From Old Building As Is Fined a Fiver. Martin McCarthy, fifty-live years old, of X'o. 140 Cornelison avenue, who has been out of work for some time, was fin ed $5 in the Second Criminal Court this morning for cutting and taking iway some of the weather boarding of the oid abandoned building that collapsed last night on the City Hospital site. Mc Carthy was"arrested Saturday. For sev eral weeks -the police liad been fafter those who had been tearing the building down and taking the nuiterjt'l. Mc Carthy was caught red handed leaving the premises with a bundle of planka and an axe. SIMRQD CLUB’S PICNIC The Simfpd Athletic Club and its friends enqjoyed a picnic at Pohlmanu’s Saturday night. A large crowd was in attendance and the dance was a com plete success. The grand niarcti wns led bq President B. Guinan and Miss Mamie 'Mulligan. Miss Mulligan wns presented with a handsome basket of flowers. -• TWELFTH WARDERS TO MEET The Twelfth Ward Democratic Club will hold an important meeting this evening. --• XAXXEJtS OF FACT. Pavonta. Brand of Fine Early June Canned Peas, for sale at nearly all goon grocery stores, and wholesale at the JX E. Cleary Co. * store* BOX CAR TRAGEDY Prosecutor Erwin to Investi gate a Mystery of this City and South * Amboy, t <- -5 >' WHO SHOT QUAGKENBUSH ,1. — Started for a Carpenters Meet* ing and Arrived Far Away With a Bullet iu His I Body, Prosecutor James S. Erwin has re ceived from Prosecutor Voorliees, of Mid dlesex County, a request to investigate the mysterious death of F. D. Quaeken bush, of Cuban street, Brooklyn, who was found dead in a Pennsylvania Rail road freight car at South Amboy with a bullet wound over the heart on the morn ing of July G. On that morning an em pty freight car was received at the com pany’s shops at South Amboy to be re paired. It had been sent on from the freight yards on the Hackensask mead ows, between Jersey City and Newark. When the workmen entered they found the dead body of a man in one corner some distance from the door. There was a bullet wound over the heart around which the blood had congealed, and a physician who examined the body said the man had been dead at least six hours. T£e car had left the meadow yards about four o'clock in the morning, and it was evident that the man was dead when placed in the car. Moreover, there were evidences of the body having been drag ged over the ffoot of the car from the door to the corner in which it was found. BODY IDENTIFIED. Papers found upon the man led to his identification as F. D. Quackenbush. a carpenter, forty-five years old, of Cuban street, Brooklyn. His relatives stated that Quackenbush left his home on the night of July 3 to go to a meeting of a carpenters’ lodge to which lie belonged. He expected to pay some dues and had a considerable amount of money with him besides a gold watch and chain. When the body was found in the freight -car both the watch and the money were missing. J. C. Albright, coroner of Perth Am boy, took charge of the case, and, not deeming an inquest necessary, issued a death certificate and turned the body over to Quaekenbush’s relatives. They en gaged a Soutli Amboy undertaker named John J. Scully, who prepared tlie body for burial and sent it to Brooklyn. STATE BOARD’S INQUIRY. One day last week Clerk Cornelius J. Rooney of the County Board of Health received a communication from the State Board of Health calling attention to the fact that a death certificate for Quack enbush had been received at its office from Middlesex County, in which the place of death was given as Jersey City, and asked for any particulars in the case which might be in the possession of tlie Hudson County authorities. That was the first intimation which Mr. Rooney had of the case and he so informed the State Board. He, however, investigated the matter but could learn no particulars of the^ase beyond what was known to the Soutli Amboy authori ties. The State Board of Health then communicated with Prosecutor Voor hees of Middlesex, who. in turn, sent the request for an investigation to Prosecu tor Erwin. Mr. Erwin lias turned the matter over to Chief of Police Benjftmin Murphy, of this eity, who will make dn investigation and endeavor to clear up the mystery. -.♦ FIRST BANDCONCERT, Walter's Band Will Play Tonight in Van Vorst Park. The first of the park band concerts will take place this evening at Van Vorst Park. The musical conductor will ba Henry Walter. The programme tonight will begin with "The Star Spangled Banner” and close with “Lead Kindly Light.” V -♦ HAGENS’ TROLLEY RIDE. The trolley ride of the Peter Hagen Association will take place tomorrow evening. Three gaily decorated cars will leave corner of Montgomery and Grove streets at 8 o’clock and go to Bay View Park, Newark, where'dancing will b« indulged m and a supper served. -4 WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YOK, July 28, 1902— Forecast for the thirty-six hour ending at 8 p. in, Monday:—Fair and warmer to-night and to-morrow; southwest winds. Hartnett’s Record. Jdiiy 21 . Deg. 3 P. M.74 0 P. M. 74 9 P. M. 71 12 midnight .... 71 July 28. Uegf, 6 A. M. 8c !* A. M. W 12 noou ....... 86 DIES. ' ROSS.—In this city, on July 28, 1903 Eleanor, (laughter of Jahn B. ant Mary •Itoss, aged 1 year and 5 months. Funeral services at the residence of her parents, 301 Sixth street, on TueS day evening, July 29th. at 8 o’clock. SOLIS.—In this city, on July 27th. 1003, at his late residence, 241 Monmout! street, Richard Solis. Notice of funeral hereafter. j • \ « . , v'-\- -■*.