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^ V< >l7X]V.- NO. 404hT~ —: THE .IKIiSKVCITY NEWS. MONDAY. JULY 28, 1902. _"7=:=" ~~ HU(7rOM=T'ENf7==
to Soak the Taxpay
ers for Ninety
nine Millions
Messrs. Degnan and Lind
say Ignoring Presi-.
dent Hoos in the
Tax Board.
• .
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
“Do. you think they can find mpre?” „
“Im not prepared to answer that
“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
“What do you think about the bud
get?” the Mayor was asked.
“I guess everybody will be satisfied.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ✓
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 .
Man Accused of Arson
Pleads Non Vult and Is
Discharged by the
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
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- .
To the Editor of “The Jersey City
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.
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
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.
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.
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*.
Benchmen’s Inducement to
itho Butchers’ Poor
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 , , ,
in ike printiny of
Xaw *l/Jork
Should use the . , ,
prompt delivery and
moderate ..
price service of the
Jersey Qity *)^ews
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Syndicate With $65,000,
000 to Buy Up Lands
on the Jersey Coast
and River Fronts
Hackensack Meadows and
Lands in Hudson County
to Be Acquired for
L Commercial Pur
•f- '
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.
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.
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.
_ 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.
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.”
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
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.
", ' *
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 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
Kt ' \
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
“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
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.”
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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
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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.
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.
The Twelfth Ward Democratic Club
will hold an important meeting this
Pavonta. Brand of Fine Early June Canned
Peas, for sale at nearly all goon grocery
stores, and wholesale at the JX E. Cleary Co. *
Prosecutor Erwin to Investi
gate a Mystery of this
City and South *
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.”
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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.
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
ROSS.—In this city, on July 28, 1903
Eleanor, (laughter of Jahn B. ant
Mary •Itoss, aged 1 year and 5
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

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