Newspaper Page Text
'':Wimlmm?-i?&' ,. (, £|S!h9
AMi i.A»f ED«T10*I. t-fiST E.S?Tf©J$» _ ONE CENT ONE CENT LAST EDITION. _ LAST eD'T,0,‘ _ , JULY 29, 19027 PRICK^ONE CENT. . FLAME AND FLOOD Greatest Downpour on Record Makes a Temporary Venice of Jersey City and Hoboken. LIGHTNING 1ND WIND) Marvellous and Mis chievous Pranks of a Storm That Lasted Only Fifteen Min utes. SLAUGHTER OF SPARROWS One Thousand Killed by a Single Bolt-Children Try to Revive the Birds in Van Vorst Park. man y houses damaged ! North Hudson Motor Burned Out Forces Many Heights Residents to Wade Home. The city was visited by a freak storm early last evening. The rain fell in sheets downtown, converting the streets 'into miniature lakes. The Bergen and Hudson City sections were drenched. Greenville, south of Claremont avenue, wasn't even sprinkled, and the Celery ville folks were very skeptical about the stories of the storm damage which came from Hudson City, where a house was unroofed by lightning and the Ravine rood sewer was wrecked by the groat f pressure of water which swept through it from the flooded streets. Hundreds of cellars were tilled with water to a depth of six inches to ns many feet, and innumerable panes of glass were smashed in all over town, ex cepting Greenville, by the force of the driving rain. The damage will amount to thousands of dollars. The storm lasted only a few minutes. It was preceded by an intensely sultry hour, and it was a great relief to the •weltering community. LAKES IX THE STREETS. For several minutes after the storm ceased there were a dozen or more street intersections down town which were covered with several inches of water. The receiving basins were closed np and it was sometime before the miniature lakes disappeared. There was one particularly deep body of water in front of Polie^Headqwarters. ' ‘ ) Small boys who tried to ford it had to roll their Knickerbockers far above their knees. The water came np to the axles of the trolley cars and for a time blocked travel. Good sized whirl pools formed * over the receiving basins as the water rushed down into the sewers. The rain smashed in a large window in Charles Iv. Inness’s eigar store at the triangle formed by Van \ orst and Gregory streets. • Tin- storm played havoc with trees and shrubbery on the Heights. Many fruit trees laden with fruit were broken, while An Old and Well Triad Remedy. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Byrup tor chP dren teething snoula always be used for children while teething. It softens the gums, ailays the pain, cures wind colie and Is the seat remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents par hotels. plants and shrubs were torn from their roots. The storm last night did great damage to the city’s sewer system. Chief Engineer Van Keuren and Sewer Inspector McKee were kept busy this morning. The basins, ns a result of the storm, will all need a thorough cleaning. Ravin road sewer will have to be cleaned too and repaired. Street and Water Commissioners Heiutze and Nolan said this morning that the Ravine road sewer is too small to carry off water from the sewers that empty into it. Commissioner Nolao said he under stood it had been proposed to empty the Eighth street sewer into the Ravin6 road sewer and if so. conditions would be awful. “A larger sewere is neces sary,” said Commissioner Heiutze. Some of the sewer basins along New York avenue filled so quickly last night that the water found its way into cellars and basements, in many in stances ruining furniture and carpets. The storm made lots of sport for the youngsters in the neighborhood of Jersey avenue and Sixth street. The sewers were unable to carry off the amount of water which descended, and in conse quence the streets were flooded. The water backed up clear over the sidewalk and ran down into the basements of some of the houses on the corner of the street. The children procured some large boards and taking off their shoes and stockings sailed around until late in the evening, when the water ran off. The damage was not anything to speak of, outside of the spoiling of a few car pets and chairs. - ■ . - - , . - 'u,' FLOOD AND HAVOC % Ravine Road a Raging Tor rent—Power House Struck —Houses Wrecked, People Drenched. It was supposed to be only an unus ually heavy shower. For an hour prev ious to the downpour the western and middle sky and the condition of the at mosphere bore every indication of a promised electrical'display. While the shower was at its height some said it was a fall of rain such as people of this section have seldom witnessed. But it lasted comparatively on1*' a few minutes, and after it was apparel ily over people who had sought shelter downtown ven tered forth again to continue their jour ney home. For it happened at an hour of the day when people generally were homeward hound. Most of these were bound liiliward. They knew little of the damage that had been done on the Hill in the few minutes down pour. In the Hudson City section it seemed from reports gathered from other sect ions of the city late last nightj, that the damage was greatest. The Ravine road down and around which the big five-foot sewer fed by four of the principal sewers of that section runs was torn and swept by a flood such as has not been known there for many years. EIGHT GYSERS. The pressure of water in the big sew er forced sewer gratings and a hanhole. I and when curious residents of the viein I ity climbed down the road to see what damage had been doue they wrte greeted with a spectacle of eight gysers spout ing ten feet high with brick aud cement as an element. The road was thus flooded, and the streams of surface wa ter pouring down from the foot of streets converging at the foot of the Pal isade avenue bridge, under which the Ra vine road winds, mingled with that es caping from the big sewer, and together they poured in a torrent down the hill side. A shanty near the tracks of the D. L. & W. Railroad was bowled over and swept with the tide, aiid the occu pant, John Smith, a watchman, had to swim and struggle to reach a place of safety. Hundreds of spectators were gathered j there after the storm was over. TRAFFIC STOPPED, j Meanwhile truffle at the very busiest hour of the day was at a standstill on the elevated structure of the North Hud son County Railway Company. Light ning had struck the tall chimney of the power house at the Palisade avenue sta tion, sending a shower of bricks down into the engine mom and putting one of the largest dynamos “out of business.” The flood occasioned by the bursting of the Ravine avenue sewer had prevented many hundreds of workers who habitu ally climb the “one hundred steps” at the foot of Franklin street, in an effort to save ear fare daily, from reuching the steps. These were obliged to turn back to the nearest station of the elevated structure at Jefferson street, Hoboken, to Jersey City, known ns the Henderson street station. During “rush,” or "com mission" hours at all times, these sta tions are crowded and one is fortunate if he does not have to wait while he sees several cars of the particular line he is waiting for, pass before the conductor considers it safe to stop and open the gates of the car plntforms for the recep tion of more passengers. With this usual crowd augmented by the crowd unable to climb the “one hundred steps,” the jam last night was simply awful. Then came the stalling of cars while the knoeked-out dynamo in the power house at the top of the hill was replaced with a new one. At all the stations along the structure and at the top of the Hill where the lines separate for various lo calities, great crowds were jammed. Hundreds, tiring of waiting, even before the storm had subsided, left the elevated station platforms nnd filed singly be tween the up and down tracks in an ef fort to reach the Hill. But by this time a new dynamo had taken the place of the one knocked out by the lightning, nud cars began to glide up and down the structure, but they were so crowded that no stops were made at the way stations for some time. So those who were practically walking ties to the top of the hill felt satisfied with the journey they had undertaken. No such scene has ever before been witnessd in the history of the structure. CELLARS FLOODED. At the top of the hill, notably in the vicinity of Ferry street, New York ave nue, Franklin street and Webster ave nue. the receiving basins were unable to carry aw'ay the surface w'ater and it ran in the streets two and three feet deep, submerging cellars and doing more than considerable damage. P. Bulgers saloon cellar, diagonally across from the Webster avenue police station, was sub merged with seven feet of water. When the lightning struck the tall chimney of the power house at the ele vated structure of the North Hudson County Railway Company in Palisade avenue, the little waiting room was packed with people, anxions to reach their homes. A lady fainted and was caught In the arms of Democratic Com mitteeman George Hoffman, who was as badly scared as the lady was herself, but still exhibited the degree of gallantry for which he is noted. Outside hundreds stood in the drenching rain. Up at No. 234 Sherman avenue, a two story frame building, lightning struck nnd tore off the roof, setting the house on fire, but the drenching rain quickly subdued the flames. The roof was thrown into a rear yard, and the upper apartments of the house, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. William Stohr and their three children, were drenched. The family were obliged to take refuge for the night with Mr. Stohr’s brother-in-law. Otto Dali, of No. 24 South street. Mr. and Mrs. William Taube occupy the first floor. Mrs. Stohr, who lias a summer kitchen in the rear of the house, was in the cellar when the bolt struck. One of her children was with her. She had a lighted lamp in her hand. She says she felt an electrical shock. She blew out the lamp, hardly knowing what she was doing, and. grabbing up her child, groped in the darkness from the cellar. A tree on the opposite side of the street was knocked down by the same bolt. BIRD SLAUGHTER Children Try to Save Spar rows Blown Out of V an Yorst Park Trees. After the storm, from fifty to a hun dred children were to be seen running about Van Yorst Park searching for dead sparrows. Hundreds had been knocked out of the trees by the rain and wind. Most of the children had taken off their shoes and stockings so that they might go on the grass. Some of them took the little birds in their’ hands to warm them and dry them. A great many children took them home. The air was full of chatter. “Ohl the por little things,” said one litle girl. "Cheese it, the cop,” shouted a rude boy. “Ob, why don't he stay on the other side of the park, there’s another one.” “This one's dead.” They were running right and left, first finding a bird and then “dodging the cop.” If ever kindness was shown, it was certainly shown by the little waifs who came from all around to try to save the bird** — PICNIC SOAKED Raglan Lodge Badly Fright ened While Returning 09 the River. The excursion' of Iiaginu Lodge. No. 80, Sons of St. George, which left this city yesterday morning for: Forrest View Grove, encountered the hejtvy storm on their way home. Althdugli no one on board wnsT injured they ret irned to this eity a badly frightened let of people The excursion met the stortn just oppo »' 1 ■ o; . A.i'i*/jii p. r1'*1"" (Continued on Third \Fsge,) t : - >v NAILED THE COMMISH 9 John O’Brien Caught by Law and Order Men Selling j' Liquor on Sunday. WARRANT OUT FOR HIM. Mayor Pagan Much "Grieved" —The Sort of Example the Reformer Sets to the | Rum Trade. - 4 The troubles of Excise Commissioner John O’Brien, which began shortly after he gave up the quiet life of a saloonkeep er for the glory of au official career anil $1,000 emoluments are increasing. A short time ago the “Commish” got into hot water with the Street and Water Board because an erratic water meter in his Grand street saloon worked back ward instead of forward, the figures on the apparatus decreasing as the volume of water which poured through it in creased. The Commissioner lost many hours of sleep explaining that he <|idn't know why the meter should cnt up*such a caper and put him in the position where people had an excuse for suspect ing that he had tampered with the ma chinery. Now more trouble stares him in the face, and ho will have to do some more explaining. This time he will do it in a court of law. Three or four members of the Law and Order League spent, several hours on Sunday getting evidence against downtown liquor dealers, visited the First Criminal Court this morning. They said that they were interested in an effort to have the excise laws observed and were anxious to swear out warrants for several offenders. WARRANTS SOUGHT. Julius C. Frank, of 338 Third street, had a talk with Folice Justice Hoos and Clerk J. P. McCormick, and lodged formal complaints against these saloon keepers:— John O’Brien, Excise Commissioner, Newark avenue and Barrow street. Patrick McArdle, No. T Exchange place; Basford & Glenn. Exchange place. 'Charles Beers, No. 45 Montgomery street. The complaints set forth that the ex cise laws were violated by the sale of intoxicating liquor (beer) on the Sabbath Day. The warrants were turned over to Cap tain Cody, of the First Precinct, for execution. Mr. O’Brien and his alleged fellow offenders will probably be arrest ed before the sun goes down. They will give bail for their appearance before Justice Hoos in the morning . THE EVIDENCE. One of the fitnesses to the alleged violations of the law which Mr. Frank says took place, was Robert McCrum, who accompanied the Law and Order League man to court. Commissioner O’Brien’s saloon on Newark avenue, which the complaint sets forth was open on Sunday, is direct ly opposite the saloon of Mrs. Elizabeth Sanford, who was put out of business by O’Brien and his colleagues, who have refrained so far from making public any specific reason why they refused to grant her a renewal of her license. Mrs. San ford says that she believes O’Brien work ed to close up her place so lie would have a monopoly of the trade in that section. His receipts, it is said, have nearly doubled since Mrs. Sanford's license was taken away. The news that O’Brien was again in trouble traveled rapidly, and several people went on tlie still hunt for him to 'offer their sympathy and volunteer tp go on his bond. The “Commish” could not- be found by a “Jersey City News” reporter. VERY AJsirRi. It was said that O’Brien is very much provoked at the audacity of the temper ance people in making a marker of him when there are so many other liquor dealers in town who will sell liquors on Sunday. The temperance crusaders, it is said, claim that O’Brien should, in his capa city as an official of a reform administra tion, act as a bright and sinning exam ple to his fellow saloonkeepers by clos ing his barrooms and obej ing the excise laws, which prohibit the sale of liquor oil Sunday. Mayor Fagan was much grieved over his Excise Commissioner’s perdicament when the news was carried ro bis office this afternoon. It is rumored rant the ‘Commisii' lias expressed a belief that he would got more fun out of living by retiring to pri vate life. -♦ AGNOSTIC UNIDENTIFIED The Hotel Montgomery suicide on Sat urday night lias not yet been identified. About fifty people visited the morgue Sunday and yesterday to look at the body. Most sf the visitors were there out of curiosity. RUVANEARRESTED As Sequel to Donnelly Girl Assault He Is Charged With Sunday Sell ing. Austin Ituvane, whose saloon at No. 20 Erie street was recently licensed by the Excise Board, was held today in the First Criminal Court to await action by the Grand Jury on a charge of selling liquor on Sunday. The saloon keeper’s arrest yesterday afternoon was a sequel to an outrageous assault which was committed on Mar garet DOnnelly, twenty-five years old, of No. 228 Twelfth street, in front of his saloon early yesterday morning. She was escorted to the place by two young men at eleven o’clock Sunday night. The trio had several drinks in one of the stalls and shortly after one o’clock the woman ran into the street, screaming. One of her companions followed and knocked her down on the sidewalk. Then they ran away. Charles Ivieley, of No. 230 Bay, street, who was identified by Miss Donnelly as the man who “didn’t strike her,” was today held for the Grand Jury. _!_A MORE MONEY FOR THE STATE Articles of Incorporation Filed With County Clerk for New Companies. In the County Clerk’s office today were filed articles of incorporation for a num ber of new concerns. They were as fol lows:— Dickson-Oliver Company, capitalized at $300,000, divided into $100 shares; 750 shares of the 3,000 are preferred and 2,250 are common stock. The ob jects of the company are to buy, sell and manufacture wall papers, window shades and deal in general merchandise. The incorporators are:—Howard S. Dickson, of New York City, Garrett H. Oliver, of St. Louis, and Alvah Trowbridge, of Hackensack. Kutz Incubator Co., with a capital stock of $75,000. divided into 750 shares of $100 each. The company will manu facture incubators, and the incorporators are George Kutz and H. T. Gould, of Easton, Pa., and John H. Avery, of New York City. West Side Amusement Co., Bayonne, with a capital stock of $0,000, divided into sixty shares of $100 each. The objects of the corporation are to build bowling alleys, gymnasiums, skating rinks, and structures for athletic games and shooting matches. The incorpora tors are:—David C. Ryan. Michael F. Ryan, James A .Reilly. James H. Mur phy, George W. Russell, John J. Ryan, M. T. Cronin, W. J. Ryan, J. A. War nock and W. F. Higgins. The offices of the company are at No. 10 West Thir teenth street. Bayonne. Sledge & Wills Co., of Jersey City, with a capital stock of $100,000. The company will manufacture burlap and bags of all kinds. The incorporators are: —Reuben M. Sledge, John Linsay Wells and Oliver D. Sledge, of Memphis,, Tenn. Stationary “Manufacturing Co., with a capital stock of $150,000. The company will deal in staionery and the incorpora tors are:—Ernest L. Kittridge, J. W. Rubel and A. O. Kittredge. CLEVER THIEVES CAUGHT. One of Their Victims Did Not Know He Had Eeen Robbed Until Police Told Him. Chief of Police Murphy said this morn ing that Albert Foster, George Williams and Charles Philips, who were arrested at the Brie depot by Detective Brown, of the Erie, and Patrolman Corliss, of the Second Precinct, on 'Sunday, on suspic ion of stealing pocketbooks belonging to Maennerchor excursionists who were on their way to Shohola Glen, constitute a trio of the cleverest “grafters” ever cap tured inthis city. The Chief has a clear case against Foster, in whose, possession two poclcet bftoks were found, and he hopes, he says, to connect the other men with Foster’s oprations. One of the pocketbooks contained a commutation ticket on the Jersey Central Railroad between Flainfield and New York, bearing thp name of Charles Van Middlesworth. lie lives n Rrooklyn. He visited Chief Murphy today in re sponse to a telegram asking him to come over and claim his property. He didn’t know that he had been “touched” until the pocketbook and ticket were returned to hint. He said that he went on the excursion. When Foster was plaeedin a cell in the City Prison he wore an imitation Panama hat, which has since disappear ed. 'The Cnief. says that he cant im a"iue what Fester did with it. or why he wanted to get rid ofit. The pol ce found a tourists cap, so-called, a "ring er” in its stead. , A score of neuj^iaper clippings of fu ture excursions, evidently furnished by a clipping bureau, were discovered: among th'1 pr# oner's effects. The. trio will be accorded a hearing to morrow. , -*-1 SECOND BAND CONCERT. The second band concert will take place this evening at River View Park, Ogden avenue and Iileecfcer street. l'Ue band of Louis Re-kerfs will furnish the music. —i-« SiATTlCKS OF FACT. Pavonla Brand of Finn Karlv June Canned & tfvswsgs •tores. ',;m'' > - ■ :■- ■ .. '• • ■ 'ri*•. »■ . .. v ' ■a ; ’ Vv. ' THE TRUE FIGURES Budget as Given Out Today Looks Like a Sur mise Party. LOWER THAN EXPECTED • - Nothing to Show That an * Assessment of Ninety nine Millions Is Needed. , The Board of Finance will meet to morrow afternoon and formally approve the budget work. The amount it has been decided npon to give the different Boards is $2,558,463.29. This is only $3,972.27 more than was allowed last year, and last year there were not any Hospital Trustees to provide for. The railroad and canal tax amounts to $375,000; franchise tax, 1902, $40,000; franchise tax, 1901, $12,000; State school moneys, $248,753.18; poll tax, $3,500, and unexpended special receipts, $22,414.06, making a total of $701,667.24. Deducting this amount from the appro priations leaves a balance of $1,856, 796.05. Adding one-ninth in conformity with provisions of “an act concerning cities of this State,” approved March 27, 1884. $206,310.67, makes the amount to be collected in taxes $2,003,206.72 for city purposes only. THE ALLOWANCES. A schedule of the amounts appropria ted for each Board as compared with the amounts they asked for and re ceived this year follows; fjfe _„ . . ■m to •'W ci • V : 4-tC-.-l-ltCI0 4-rl | : 5£gggg8s!i3*®L?| 8 : SSgggSSgggg! I CO „ GO »-» to to ^ 4^--t GO J to 4-* co co i,/ 53 g : : ggggggfc^la * s : : ggggggggggS ys J- y> Cl © Cl IO CO 00 >• ci oo — to toci :o©wtosf ^ CO ©Cl© I-* CO 10 Cl Cl © ©Si ® % If. L* to © e- © -i to '© ’© © ci f g S£fegggggsl£g§L=| g ggggg'gggggggl ? HOW IT GOES. The Board of Education is the only Board that gets more than was appro priated for its use this year. Compulsory laws oblige this increase of .<<'.0,000, to pay teachers’ salaries. While it was found out that laws obliged them to make certain increases, the Commissioners found other ways to make cuts. They cut the claim account of the Board of Education about $10,000 and refused to make any appropriation for free books for the children. In plain English, the children will have to buy their own books hereafter, or do with out them. The Fire Board will receive $5,000 less than it asked for. The cur is made in the claims account. The claims account of the Police Board has been cut $5,000. The Street and Water Board will get onlj bare necessities. The Board of Aldermen will receive less than it got this year'for election and district court purposes. THE TAX BOARD. The Tax, Commissioners had a meet ing tiiis morning. A reporter for “The News” asked Commissioner Degnan if the Commissioners were proceeding ac cording to the directions of President Itingle, of the Board of Finance, to in crease assessments. "We are not obliged to do what one man tells us to do,” lie said. “Are you making increases?” “No. We are simply completing the work left unfinished by the late Commis sioner, Mr. Dayton.” President IIoos. having heard Presi dent Ringle’s statement that the Tax -Board would have to find 09,000.000 ratables. said:— “I told him we eouid find 97,500.000. and 1 guess it will be impossible to find any more.” -$ TO KILL GOSSIP .Tones-Bcrgen.—On Sept, 25, 1900, Juliet, daughter of George Pt Bur ger, to ,Wa Iter L W. .Tones. This couple formerly resided in Bay onne, but soon after their marriage they f moved away. The wedding was simply a private family affair and the marriage was kept quiet. All kinds of rumors lately have been circulated through Bayonne about them. The story was current that the two had elonod and were wedded secretly. Those stories soon got hack to the girl’s father, who deemed it best to have the marriage published, although he hesitated, it being sli late a date. w is noy in hopes that It he inquisitive'folk of Bayoijpc ore eatiVcIy satisfied. It Is a Fact That Coal will go up \ in price. Better be on v the safe side, for econ omy’s sake, and BUY A Gas Range NOW. SEARCHES HUBBiE’S POCKET Latter Objects and a Riot En sues—Moth er-in-Law Arrested. Mrs. Mary Cook, of Xo. 209 Summit avenue, was held by Police Justice Mur phy in the Second Criminal Court this morning for the grand jury on a charge of atrocious assault and battery on her son-in-law, A. De Commerce, a dancing professor. From the testimony at the hearing it appears that Mrs. Commerce took S3 from the trousers pocket of the professor and he got mad. The two quar relled and Mrs. Commerce tried to scald the professor with a kettle of boiling water. In the row that ensued Mrs. Cook went to her daughter’s assistance. There was a discrepancy in the testi mony as to whether the Professor was struck on one of his hands by a bottle in the hands of Mrs. Cook, or whether he held the bottle so tightly that it smashed witliiu his hand and thus in flected the wounds of which he com plains. Justice Murphy thought he would let the grand jury sift the story. _A NO BOOTBLACKS ON ERIE. Complaints Induce the Com pany to Abolish Them from the Ferries. In pursuance of the policy inaugurated by the prohibiting of newsboys and candy venders from seilnig on the trains, the Erie Railroad lias now prohibited the bootblacks from doing business on its ferryboats. This has been done on the complaint of many of the persons carried by the ferry company. They say the boys were extremely annoying by insisting upon shining shoes, which looked ns though they needed, making it excremely em barrassing to the person having to put up with it. The Elio Railroad will lose between $3,000 and $5,000 per year, the sum paid by an Italian for the privilege. Mr. .1. M. -Cherry, Superintendent of the Floating Equipment of the Erie, stated the company would much rather lose the money than have complaints coming from their patrons. -A OPEN WINDOWS SOARES There was a decided burglar scare in the vicinity of Bergen Square early this rooming when Patrolman Kelly of the Montgomery stret station discovered the rear window of the home of Corporation Counsel George 1,. Record at No. 5o!> Bergen avenue open. Ho did not attempt an investigation untii he summoned help. Several hlasts from ais whistle brought two other cops iu rhe scene Then the big house was surround;d and an investi gation made. The search was fruitless. A servant poked her head out of the second story window when the investigation was con cluded and stated that she had left the window open bv mistake. The neighborhood was hr..use l by the blowing of tin-' whistle and fin a half hour people waited to heat from the re sult of the investigation. Everyone breathed easier when it was announced | that no burglars were about. -♦ WEATHER INDICATIONS NEW YORK July 29. 1902.—Fore | east for the thirty-six hours ending at S ! P. M. Tuesday:—Cloudy and lower tem I peraturo tonight, fair and warmer to j morrow; southeast winds. Hartnett's Record. I July 28. I)eg.:July 29. Deg_ 3 P. M.841 0 A. M. 79 0 r. M. 701 9 A. M. 81 9 P. M. 70! 12 noou .83 12 midnight .... 74| '■v!...,!- 1 V- : .»••• jVi..' ;* ALL HANDS BACK DOWN. Planned to Dope a Saloon keeper, But Get Cold Feet— Now Jailed. — Three young Germans, who said they were William King, 2T years old; Treo ilore Ballier, 20 years old, and Herbert Schwartz, 18 years old. were arraigned before Recorder Stanton In the Hobo ken police court this morning on suspic ion of conspiring to drug Emil Schmidt, proprietor of a -Saloon and boarding house at No. 119 Hudson street, with the. intention of robbery. According to the story that wifs re lated in court. King planned the job. He gave Ballier forty cents with which to buy morphine, and Schwartz, who was employed as a waiter in Schmidt’s sa loon. was to drop the drug into his pro prietor's drink. Then when Schmidt went into the land of dreams all hands were to take part in looting the saloon. The job was to have been carried out last night? but at the last moment Schwartz loset his nerve and squealed. Bollier was also accused by Ivlug of dis ing his nerve, for instead of buying mor phine ha spent tile forty cents for whis key and put water in the bottle which he handed to Schwartz. Schwartz thor oughly believed that the bottle contained morphine. When the opportunity arriv ed to put the drug into his employer s drink he back down and informed/ Schmidt of the conspiracy. Schmidt noti fied the police and the three men were picked up in the vicinity of the saloon iast night by Detective Kivlon and Po licemen Winters. Burke and Reaty. As there was not sufficient evidence to hold the men on a charge of attempted robbery Recorder Stanton sentenced King to ninety days, Ballier to sixty days, and Schwartz to thirty days in the County Jail. _ . A._ _ ■ ST. MICHAEL’S OUTINC. Two Women Do Funny Stunts As the Boat Leaves the Pier. About four thousand people boarded two barges and one steamer today for Bay View Grove, Long Island Sound. The occasion was the annual excursion of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church. The picnickers will spend the day ia playing various games for the amusement of the youngsters and adnciug for the older folks. Much -fun was occasioned by a woman ruuning down the wharf just as the last barge was leaving. Two men reached out and caught her hands as she jumped. She arrived on board safely and just then another woman was seen running down. She was very stout and seemed to be afraid to make the attempt and turned sadly away. --♦ The way to regain your health after sickness is to take Hood’s Sarsaparilla—it tones the whole system. ~WILLI AM DEI,A N EY, TTndefttiker, successor to Brady & Delaney, removed to No. 280 First street, corner Newark avenue. _ R. II. DUFF, Undertaker, now at No. 544 Jersey avenue. * DIED. ROSS.—In this city, on July 28, 1902, Eleanor, daughter of .Tahu B. and Mary Ross, aged 1 year and 3 months. Funeral services at the residence of her parents. 30-1 Sixth street, on Tues rday evening. July 29th. at 8 o'clock. LESLIE—At Kuglishtown. N. ,L. on July 28. William G., Leslie, of No. 88 Prospect street. Jersey City. Notice of funeral hereafter. ►SOLIS—In this ' city, on July 27, 1902, Richard Solis. Funeral services at his late resident’*, No. 241 Monmonth street, on Wednesday [ fiCtcruoou, July. 30, at on* o'clock. . i'