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Tas Commissioners
Were to Have Had
a Meeting But
Unforunately Mr. Hoos Has
All the Data and He
Didn’t Show Up.
Mystery About the Hearing
Before the County Board
Next Monday, Also.
The Tax Commissioners were to have
had an important meeting this morning,
but owing to the absence of President
Robert Hoos, who was in possession o£
certain data, it was adjourned. Both
Commissioners Degnau and Lindsay
were on hand, and awaited the Presi
dent's arrival tor almost an hour. While
the Commissioners waited a reporter for
"The Mews” asked Commissioner Deg
nau what the Board proposed to do when
it goes before the County Tax Board on
"Oli! I don’t know. It’s pretty hard to
say what we will do. We want to find
out what the County Board wants first.”
"It is understood they are under the
impression that yon call find those 99,
UU0.000 of ratables which President Rin
gle, of the Finance Board, spoke
v about?”
"1 don't know anything about that
because he never said officially anything
abotu the matter to us.”
“Have you been making any increases
in assessments?”
"Yes, some. That is to say—well, I
wouldn’t say just that. You see we
are finishing up work of the late Com
missioner Dayton.”
“But you have been making in
Boases ?”
“I wouldn’t say that. You see, there
are pieces of property on which the as
sessments haven’t been fixed yet and in
those cases, or many of them, increases
have been made over former years.”
“The County Board, I hear, labored
under the imr% yssion that you would find
about §99.000.000 ratables. but now
learns that you can readily find $3,000,
000 more,” said the reporter.
“Is that so?” asked Commissioner Deg
“That’s the general impression.”
“Well, I wouldn’t want to say any
thing in answer to that until I had a
talk with the County Board.”
“Do you think you could find $3,000.
000 more in ratables than it was first
thought you would?”
“I can't answer a question like that.”
“Do you know of any pieces of prop
erty on which the assessments might be
, increased?”
Hesitating—“I don't thing I can
answer that question.”
During the interview Commissioner
Lindsay looked on and said nothing.
The meeting scheduled for tiiis morn
ing. it is said, was to have been an im
portant one. While neither Commissioner
Degnan nor Lindsay would say what it
was to be about it is understood that in
creasing assessments on the property of
certain corporations was to be discussed.
The Commissioners have been visiting
corporation property recently.
“Then you can’t tell what this meet
ing was called for this morning?’’ said
the reporter, about to go away.
“It was an important matter, but Mr.
S Hoos has all the data.”
Johannes Dvenzer, a Swede, who
boardc-d at No. 227 Bloomfield street,
Hoboken ,was found dead in his bed this
morning. His death was evidently due
to heart disease. Dvenzer slept with Sur
en Jacobson, another Swede. The latter
did not know that Dvenzer had died un
til he tried to wake him this morning.
Dvenzer complained early last evening
that lie was not feeling well. It is not
known whether he has any relations in
this country.
Mr. T.ouis O. Sayles, of No. 20 Park
sir i, w|.„ ,eas operated on Thu\lay
foi appendicitis, died yesterday a?^pr
na.'-t ;t St. Francis’ Hospital. Dr. ;
• in h-iid. who did the operating, j
-aiord rhat the disease had progressed j
nmcdi farther chan was at rst supposed, j
: usr >t became apparent at the time
. .ati„ii was pri formed that the pa
tient could not sur.ire.
An Old and W«ll Tried Ke^iady
vtra. rt'lnsuow’s Soothing feyrtip fo- cr.i'
Ci'.n -.eethulg -inou'.i ii*i,« tn*ed tar
viihoiriit ■ruiie teething. It softens the
e,i,’s. allays the pain, cures wind coll;
and is the best remedy for diarrhoea,
vwaaty-hve cents per bott’e.
Democrats in the First to
Have a Great Turn Out
on August 6.
The First Ward Democratic Club will
hold their annual picnic Wednesday
evening. Aug. 0, at Greenville Scliuetzen
This year's event is expected to sur
pass all the previous successes held under
the auspices of the club, and the arrange
ment committee are sparing no expense
to make it the banner event in the his
tory of the club.
The social events of the First Ward
Club have always been largely attended,
and judging from the large sale of tick
ets for Wednesday night's affair, it is
expected that a record breaking crowd
will be in attendance. Every Democratic
politician of prominence in the city will
be present, including City Collector Rob
ert Davis.
There will be a number of office-seek
ers present, also, from the lower section
of the city, including John F. Kennedy,
who is already being addressed as “Free
holder;” Michael J. Fallon, and last, but
not least, that old-time hard worker.
Frank J. McKenna, who lias fought the
Republicans in the lower section of the
city for the past thirty years and through
whose efforts the First ward has always
turned out a Democratic majority.
The wives and families and young peo
ple of the members of the association
have always been present at the picnic
of the First ward, and there is no doubt
but they will be there next Weduesday
The spacious park and dancing pa
villion will be gnyly decorated with
American ilags and Japanese lanterns. A
good evening’s pleasure is promised all
who attend, and the members will see to
it that every one will thoroughly enjoy
Driver, Two Riders and Two
Wheels Thrown From a
Coach in Succession.
The driver and two occupants of a
coach were mixed up in a serious run
away accident on the Boulevard yester
day afternoon. The driver had his right
leg broken by being thrown from the
seat, and the two occupants escaped
with their lives by jumping from the
coach while the horses were plunging
at fall speed down Lexington avenue.
An automobile, rushing along the
Boulevard at a high rate of speed,
scared the horses, which were being driv
en by John Murphy, of Henderson and
Montgomery streets. The animals took
the bits between their teeth and started
off on a gallop over the Central Railroad
bridge toward the Bergen section. At
Union street the driver was thrown from
his seat. He was picked up in a semi
conscious state and taken care of by
some men.
The team, given a free rein, kept on
their course until they reached Lexington
avenue, as they turned into Lexington
avenue both bind wheels of the carriage
flew off. It was then that the two oc
cupants, whose names 6ouId not be learn
ed, jumped out to the pavement, and
rolled over several times. Both receiv
ed cuts and bruises. About twenty feet
further down the street, the horses rush
ed up on the sidewalk on the north side
of the street and were brought to a dead
stop. Both animals were tangled up in
the harness, one on each side of the tree,
and could not free themselves.
A big crowd soon gathered. The
horses were extricated from their un
comfortable positions and it was found
that one had badly injured its right hind
The coach was wrecked. Murphy, the
driver, was sent to the City Hospital.
The police learned this morning that
the coach was the property of James
Norton, an undertaken of Grove street.
Ho Gave a Pair of Central Ferry
Grafters All That Was Due
Them in Time.
Mary Ivana, twenty-seven years old,
no home, and Arthur Guy Stewart, twen
ty-two years old, of Xo. 1 Allen street,
Manhattan, were arraigned this morning
before Police Justice Hoos in the First
Criminal Court as disorderly persons.
The pair were arrested by Patrolman
Kelly at the Jersey Central Railroad
ferry last night after making several
trips across the river soliciting alms
from passengers on ferryboats.
The woman was a very unhappy
looking creature. Her arms were ban
daged up and were held in slings. . She
told several stories to account for her be
ing so terribly niained. To sympathetic
old ladies, she said that she had been
crippled since her infancy. To others
she told narrowing tales of falling down
stairs and colliding with expres trains.
The young’tnan distributed cards with
a verse bearing on his dear friend's sad
affliction, and concluding with the state
ment that it was more blessed to give
than to receive.
The pair had gathered in a goodly
harvest of other people’s money when
Kelly put them out of business.
The bandages were taken from the
woman's arms at the First precinct sta
tion house and the police wore unable
to Und that they were any dierent from
ordinary arms. She admitted that they
wore aii right and confessed that the
“graft” was easy.
I'olice Justice Icons was much im
pressed with the last line on the begging
card, that it was more blessed to give
than to receive, and gave the pair ninety
days each at the Penitentiary.
Mile Long Steel Structure
on Solid Stone Piers to
Connect Bayonne
and Newark.
The Central Railroad of New Jersey
has just perfected plans for the con
structure of a new and substantial steel
bridge across Newark Bay, the cost of
which will run close into a million.
The new structure will be more than a
mile in its total length, and will provide
draws over the channel in conformity
with the recent regulations of the Unit
ed States Navy Department. The plans
provide a clearance of 100 feet each side
of the central pedestal.
The foundations of the new bridge will
be built of masonry, sunk below the sur
face of Newark Bay to be rock, and
the architectural design is impressive for
its solidity, the object of the engineers
being to construct the new bridge in so
substantial a manner that express trains
' of the heaviest weight—especially those
used in making up the New York and
Philadelphia limited—may pass over at
speed without vibration.
The new bridge will be the chief ar
tery for all express passenger trains ou
the main line to Philadelphia and of the
Bound Brook route.
The present structure is constructed
throughout of wood and rests on a cause
way built entirely of wooden piles.
Contracts for the new bridge have al
ready been signed, and work on the
structure will begin as soon as General
Manager Bentley and other officers of
the Central Railroad approve them. One
of the specifications in the contracts pro
vides that the new bridge must be con
structed so as not to interfere with traf
Veracity of State’s Chief Wit
ness in Long Branch Cases
(Special to the “Jersey City News.”)
FREEHOLD, Aug. 2, 1902.—County
Detective Charles E. Strong, of Colts
Neck, the man who was chiefly instru
mental in acquiring the evidence which
has resulted in the closing of the Long
Branch gambling houses, was given a
terrific shake-up in court here yesterday.
After the Long Branch gamblers had
pleaded, the trial of Alls. Julia Smith,
colored, was begun. John Giberson, of
Colts Neck, by whom Mrs. Smith is em
ployed. had. engaged E. W. Arrowsmith
and Edmund Wilson to defend the wo
man. Mr. Giberson is a rich old “For
ty-niner,” who made his money in the
gold regions of California, and he ap
peared in court personally. Officer
Strong had been securing evidence
against the defendant and was also in
court, and gave testimony against Airs.
Air. Giberson took the stand and swore
to the woman’s good reputation in the
community. Air. Arrowsmith then asked
him what Air. Strong’s reputation for
truth and veracity was. Mr. Giberson
hesitated, and glancing at Air. Strong
“Shall I answer. Charley?”
"Speak out,” said Strong.
“Well, I wouldn’t believe him under
oath,” said Giberson.
John Drum, of East Freehold, also
swore Air. Strong's reputation was bad
and that he would not beleieve him under
oath. John A. Smock, of Colts Neck,
swore that Air. Strong owed him money,
but he was not prepared to say whether
he would or would not believe him under
oath. Frank E. Ileyer, of Colts Neck,
swore that he did not know what Air.
Strong’s reputation was, although Air.
Giberson swore that Air. Ileyer had told
him he, too. wouldn’t believe Air. Strong
under oath.
Prosecutor Fester asked Air. Giberson
if he was on good terms with his neigh
bor, Strong, and Giberson said he was.
The Prosecutor said he was surprised
that he should be on such good terms
with a man with such an alleged repu
tation, and Air. Giberson replied:—
“If I lived beside the devil I would try
to keep on good terms with him.”
The jury acquitted Airs. Smith.
Some people are wondering whether
the attempt to besmirch Air. Strong is
not the prelude of the big fight to indict
the gamblers by attacking the veracity
of the State’s main witness.
A serious accident oecured yesterday
afternoon on a new pjgr which is being
constructed at the foot of Sussex street.
A beam fell, striking Charles Yimdolph,
twenty-seven years old. of No. 20ii Sixth
street, across the back. Ilis spine was
injured. Bernard Dolan, twenty-six
years old. was pinned down and his left
leg broken.
Yimdolph was sent home and Dolan
wa3 removed to St. Francis Hospital.
The Rev. H. II. Meyer will preach in
Simpson M. E. Church tomorrow. He
will fill the pulpit while the Rev. Robert
M./Aylsworth is on his vacation.
3!A Trims OF FACT.
Bassett, the Caterer, why haven’t yon
tried his frozen fruits? Grove and
Wayne streets.
f'avonia Brand of Fin* Early June Canned
I’eaa, for aale at nearly all good grocery
stores, and wholesale at the D. E. Cleary Co.'s
The “Commish” and Fel
low Victims Held for the
Grand Jury by Judge
Law Dsflned Regarding the
Responsibility for Sunday
Liquor Selling.
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Police Justice Hoos in the First Crimi
nal Court this morning, held Charles
lteers, a Newark avenue saloonkeeper,
to await the action of the Grand Jury on
a charge of selling intoxicating liquor on
Sunday. The evidence against lteers
was secured by Julius C. Frank and his
assistant temperance sleuth, Robert \lc
Crum, who also bagged Excise Commis
sioner John O’Brien, Patrick McArdle
and Basford & Glenn in their little trip
around town last Sunday.
As '‘Oonimish” O’Brien and the other
two defendants, waived examination
promising to abide by the decision in
Reers's case, the complaints against them
will also be investigated by the Grand
There was much comment in the court
room over the apparent absence of De
fendant O’Brien, who had been paroled
in Lawyer James Manning’s custody to
appear this morning to hear Justice
Hoos’s decision.
If Mr. O’Brien was in court he must
have been in disguise. Nobody saluted
anybody in the room as “Commish”
while the Justice was expounding the
law in telling why he held Ileers.
Justice Hoos said that the upper
courts have held that there is nothing in
the act of 189S which is inconsistent
with the Werts liquor law, therefore the
owner of a saloon is responsible for the
sale of liquor by 'an employee.
Mr. Beer's counsel had contended
that tinder the law of '98, the bartender
who sold the beer to young Frank and
McCrum was liable to arrest and not
Beers, who wasn’t in the saloon at the
Judge Hoos Said that the saloonkeep
e” got all the profits and the purpose of
the law, as defined by the courts, placed
upon him all liability for violating the
Sunday law.
"Commish” O’Brien, Reers, McArdle
and Basford & Glen were paroled in the
custody of their counsel.
Bayonnite Comments on the
Congressman’s Past and
Future Slickness.
Bayonne. July 31, 1902.
Editor “Jersey City News”:—
Dear Sir—You seem to doubt the
Hon. Chas. N. Fowler’s ability as a
financier. Why, let me tell you that he
is the most wonderful financial razzle
dazzleist that was ever produced on an
Illinois, farm. Ilis methods and cures
are as wonderful as those of the great
German Dr. Eiseubart, who had the fa
culty to make the lame see and the blind
By the way, just think of it. Eight
years ago he was a poor man, today lie
is a millionaire, and it came to him
so graceful that the people do not
even ask Where did he get it? Still
you doubt his ability. Bead his wonder
ful bankers’ bill. A better bill for the
benefit of greedy bankers was never
framed. I presume, had the bill passed,
it would have also helped C. N. materi
it campaign contriDutions irom me
IIou. (?) C. N. are handled by the same
kind of gang as those in the campaign
of 1900 at Bayonne, he will decidedly
be left in the cold. The very gang of
freebooters that did not use a penny
in Fowler's behalf is the same gang
that defrauded Mr. Thomas out of the
appointment of postmaster.
As the Hon. (?) O. X. has seen fit
to reward trimmers and to trample down
on a man who has an honorable record
as a soldier, citizen and who is a loyal
It is my earnest wish and hope that he
may be defeated this fall. I can assure
you quite a number of Bayonne Republi
cans can be found in Union County
hustling for votes, and I may safely
predict that they will not b$ for Fowler.
Very respectful,
Mr. George W. Conklin, cashier of the
First X’ational Bank, has just returned
from a four days’ trip to Maine. Ac
companied by Mrs. Conklin, he sailed for
Portland Monday night and was at his
desk in the bank Thursday morning.
While in Portland Mr. and Mrs. Conk
lin enjoyed several delightful sails on
the bays near by. and pleasurable trolley
rides through the neighboring country.
He has a beautiful coat of tan. The
summer girls calling at the bank all envy
his complexion.
The Hudson County Liquor Dealers’
Association will hold their annual ex
cursion Monday to Boynton Beach. A
steamer and two barges have been en
gaged for the excursion.. They will leave
the foot of Morris street at S1.30 o’clock,
sharp. It is expected that over live
thousand people will attend the ex
The Rev. L. C. M. Carroll, of St.. Pat
rick’s Catholic Church, has- JtfcoVered
somewhat from a recent severe attack of
inflammatory rheumatism, ‘"j
Finds for Mrs. Block Against
Photographic Proofs of
Her Dirty Stables.
Rumor That the Verdict Was
Largely Because Defendant
Is a Widow.
The jury in the case of the State Board
of Health against Sarah Block of Xew
Durham charged with keeping unclean
cow stables and selling impure milk, yes
terday afternoon in the First District
Court gave judgment in favor of the de
The case lasted from eleven until al
most five o'clock. The jury was out
about twenty minutes.
The State Board sued to recover the
penalty of if50 for improperly caring for
caus. Lawyer Charles C.arrrck appeared
for the Block woman while the State
Board was represented by James Gordon.
The State Dairy Commissioner, McGuire,
who investigated conditions at tli^ Block
stables, made a complaint as follows:
The water supply for watering the
stock and for washing the milk cans
and utensils is obtained from a shal
low surface well located about sev
enty-five feet west from the stable '
buildings. The soil in the vicinity
of the well is boggy, and between
the well and the stable buildings
large quantities of manure are stor
ed. The black teachings from the
manure spread over the ground and
mingle with the storm water, which
saturates the soil and stands about
the well. The soil about the well is
mounded up, and thereby prevents
tlie surface washings from flowing
directly into it. The quantity of
ma hire found at the inspection was
estimated to be 100 loads, and the
leachings from the manure were vis
ible up to a point twenty feet from
the well.
An analysis of the water from the
well shows that it is polluted and
unsafe for domestic use. The dan
ger attending the use of the water
from this well consists in the un
henlthful effect of polluted water up
nlso the injurious effect upon the
health of the persons who consume
the millc, which is contaminated by
pathogenic bacteria, which are pres
ent in contaminated waters, and
which gain aceess to the milk by ad
hering to the interior of rlie cans
and utensils, and often by direct ad
ditions of the water to the milk.
* * * The washing of the uten
sils on the Block premises is con
ducted in the stable, amid the ex
cretes. dust and dirt which exist
When he took the stand yesterday he
The Dairy Commissioner says the
department lias experienced some
difficulty in bringing these cases to
conviction on account of a curious
popular prejudice against the prose
cutions. as being in the interest of
the Milk Trust and against its poor
competitors. He says that there is
a notion abroad, which is reflected in
the juries drawn, that the attacks
on these foul stables are actually
prompted by tlic big milk producers,
who want in this way to crush out
their small rivals. It is not prSn
able. he adds, that the owners of
these foul places discourage this
view of the case or take any pains to
disabuse the public mind of this im
pression, but it is certain that there
is not a shadow of foundation for
such a belief.
The Block woman produced witnesses
who testified that she kept clean stables
and did everything to see that only pure
milk was sold.
The (State produced photographs show
ing the crowded condition of the stables.
Judge Otto Crouse, before whom the
case was arguing, made a fair charge to
the jurors. He said the officers of the
State Board of Health were paid to see
that health was preserved and asked
the jurors to take this into consideration.
He said, too,-tnat they should weigh
the testimony of the defendant and her
There was a rumor afloat after the
jury brought in its verdict that the
jurors decided in favor of Mrs. Block be
cause she was a widow and had several
small children dependent upon her.
Judge Crouse said at the conclusion of
the case that there wouldn’t be any more
jury trials during August owing to the
warm weather.
The case of the State Board against
Hyman Fisher, of Fairview, complaint
same as in the Block case, was adjourn
ed until September. _
Bayonne Man Decides He's Had Too
Much of a Oirl.
Stanllas Duke wasarressted in Bayonne
yesterday on the charge _of breach of
promise. Lawyer Alexander P. Max
well. of Bayonne, attorney for Antonina
Sehttlzka, says Duke promised to marry
that young woman and paid the fee to
have the banns read in the Roman Cath
olic Church, on * East Twenty-second
street, Bayonne, on July 13. %
Several days ago Duke announced
that he was going to live in Pennsylvan
ia, and publicly repudiated the engage
He is now-in the Hudson County Jail
waiting for bail of $o00. His case will
come up in September,
and juniors.
If you are losing appetite, lying awake
nights, take Hood's Sarsaparilla—it’s Just
the tonic you need.
Western Union Sprinters
“Trew de tin back at
de Cashier.”
Great Excitement in a Limited
Circle of Labor Agita
There was rumor afloat this morning
that the supreme walking delegate of
the United Mesenger Boys of America
had duly served notice on the boys in
the employ of the Western Union Tele
graph Company in this city, to quit work
because of a dispute which arose be
tween Manager Bertholf and several
skilled members of the service.
Itumor had it that the company had
committed a serious offense by attempt
ing to install a new scale of wages with
out first consulting the supreme delegate
of the union. A general tie up along
fhe line was predicted and the company
was to be taught a lesson that would
compel it to recognize the Messenger
Roys’wUnion of America for all time to
When a reporter for “The News” call
ed at the Western Union office to inves
tigate the reported strike two boys, each
puffing away on a cigarette, with his
hands in his pockets, paced the sidewalk
in front of the office. They seemeif to be
worried, for they were consuming “coffin
nails” by the dozen.
When asked if they were two of the
strikeys they smiled. Then one of the
pair put on a serious expression and
“Yes, we’re on a strike. I’m sick a
workin’ fer nuttin’. Pete an’ I quit dis
mornin’, didn’t we Pete? I told de plug
inside dat I wouldn’t take no $10.20 a
month an’ I trew'de money back at
“Is to-day pay day?”
“Why did you refuse the money?”
“Because we made more'n de sheet
called for.”
“What sheet?”
“Why, de pay sheet, of course. We
ain’t supposed to do nutten for de com
pany but what we get de cosumma fer
it. I know me little book and so does
Pete. Don’t we, P^te?”
Pete nodded approval to everything
his friend, Jimmie, said.
“After another puff or two on the
cigarette the latter remarked:—
“We’re no' goiu’ to be trun down by
any company. We’re supposed to get
two cents fer evo»y message we carry.”
“And don’t you get it?”
“No. we don’t get it.”
“How many of you struck?”
“Only me an’ Pete. De udder kids
were afraid to go out.”
Manager Bertliolf’s' assistant said la
ter that the trouble among the boys was
caused by a slight difference which oc
curred on the pay-roll. He said that the
grievance was ’ confined entirely to the
two boys in question. All the other boys
remained at work.

Alleged Legal Embezzler Will
Probably Be Disbarred in
A warrant has been issued by Judke
Blair for the arrest of Counselor George
Ryerson, of West Hoboken, on n charge
of embezzlement. Constable Kohl has the
document and is now trying hard to get
hold of Ryerson. The latter is thought
to have decamped.
About a month ago Frederick Fram
bach and C. H. Pen, executors for the
estate of Lewis M. Voegol, handed for
deposit to Ryerson as their attorney,
four checks of 8484 each due Voegel’s
four children. Ryerson promptly coufic
cated the money, and the present war
rant is the outcome of his act.
It is understood that the Committee
of Ethics of the Hudson County Bar As
sociation, will recommend to Judge Col
lins early in September that the lawyer
be disbarred.
Gymnastic Exercises at the
Union Hill Verein-s Festival.
The anual picnic, snminernight’s festi
val and gymnastic exhibition of the
Union Hill Turn Verein will be held to
morrow at Schuetzen Park, North Ber
gen. There will be turning of every de
scription and other attractions. The
prizes won by the turners who made the
most creditable showing in their class
work during the year will he awarded.
The programme will be as follows:—
Exercises with rings—Second girls’
Exercises with dumb bells—Ladies’
Exercises oh parallel bars—Active
Exercises with wands—Ladies’ class.
Exercises with dumb bells—Members.
Pyramids on horse—Third class boys
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Dead Woman’s Stout Corpse
Lowered to the Ground
From a Hay Loft.
Residents of Herman avenue, Gutten
berg. were treated to a peculiar and rath
er gruesome spectacle yesterday when
the body of Mrs. Louise Anderegg was
lowered out of a hay loft in a basket by
means of a scaffold which was hastily
rigged by Simon Sharp, Undertaker Arm
strong’s assistant.
Mrs. Anderegg, who was forty-four
years old, lived in an old barn on the
street named. She managed to eke out a
meagre living for herself and a daughter
by selling milk from three cows which
she managed to retain.
The cows were housed at night in
stalls in the lower part of the stable,
and the woman and her daughter slept
and ate in the hay loft above.
Mrs. Anderegg had long been a suffer
er from heart disease and dropsy. Yester
day she complained of feeling ill. When
tier daughter returned from delivering
milk she found her mother lying dead
in bed.
Undertaker Armstrong was directed to
take charge of the body. When lie ar
rived at the stable lie found only a small
hole leading to the loft above by a lad
der. The hole was so small that lie was
unable to lower the txxly through it.
There was a door opening out upon the
yard from the loft, used to take in hay
and feed.
Backing his wagon up under the door,
Simon Sharp, Undertaker Armstrong’s
assistant, and William Schumann, the
driver of the wagon, rigged up a scaffold
by moans of two beams. The body of
the dead woman was then placed in-the
undertaker’s basket and gently lowered
to tlie ground and placed in the wagon.
Tlie strange spectacle attracted the at
tention of, a large number of spectators
and quite a large crowd collected.
Man Tries to Sell the Rig at Cut
Rates and Gets Locked Up.
PoliceiAan Kennedy was walking along
Jackson street, in Hoboken, last night,
when he heard three men offering to
sell a horse and truck to a resident
for $25. Suspicious that the rig had
been stolen Kennedy took the men to a
telephone, where he called up Tony
Fertello. of ->o. (JO Mulberry street. New
York, whose name appeared on the
truck. The reply was that the horse
and truck had been stolen from Fulton
market early in the afternoon.
Kennedy then proceeded to place -the
men under arrest, but one of them got
away. The other two were locked
up. They said they were George Wil
son. of No. 81 Catherine street. New
York, and John Burcker, of No. 52 Har
rison street, Hoboken. The man who
escaped was picked up by Kennedy this
morning. He described himself as
Thomas Flaherty, of No. 305 Fourteenth
street, this city. In court this morning
Wilson changed his name to John Mc
Acting Recorder I.averty held all three
prisoners for the New York authorities.
It is said that more than twenty-five
trucks have bene stolen from Fulton
and Washington markets within the last
month. The rigs are driven off by the
thieves while the. drivers are in stores
and other places.
Tomorrow Will Probably Be
Hard on the Thirsty Ones
in That City.
The Bayonne Liquor Dealers’ Assccia
tion has devoted a special meeting to
consideration of the order of Mayor Eg
bert Seymour, directing the police to en
force the excise laws and ordinances on
Sundays. Hudson County Law and Order
Association and the Prohibition League
united in petitioning the authorities to
enforce the restrictions more rigorously.
Last Sunday, in the absence, of Chief of
Police John B. McNeill, who was tak
ing his vacation in the Catskills, the
Bayonne police caused a marked improve
ment in the observance of the excise laws
on the part of saloonkeepers.
The association of liquor dealers are
reported to have agreed to work for an
improvement in Sunday traffic. Doors of
saloons arc to be kept closed; curtains
ami blinds are to be securely drawn to
prevent public view of the interior of sa
Grand Jury Will Pass on tho Al
leged Bucket Shop Case
.Tames N. Treicliler. of No. 540 West
Forty-second street. Manhattan, whose
alleged bucket shop in Booms Nos. 217
218 in the Fuller Building was raided
last Wednesday afternoon, waived exam
ination in the First Criminal Court this
morning and was held by Police Justice
Hoos to await the action of the Grand
Jury on a charge of keeping a disorderly
There are three bucket shop cases
which arc now in the hands of Prosecu
tor Erwin. It is understood that one of
thorn will be made a test case.
Treichler's four employes who were
caught in the raid were discharged.
The new Board of Hospital Trust-es
wilt meet next Tuesday afternoon in the
office of Mayor Fagan.
The transfer of the present City Hos
pital from the Police Commissioners to
the Trustees will take place on this day.
Spencer Weart and Essex's
Counsel Try to Straighten
Things Out.
Mr. Munn Says, There Are
Legal Problems to Be Sol
ved—Mr.Holmea’s Views
Spoueer S. Weart, counsel for the
North Jersey Street Railway, said this
morning that he expected that the free
holders of Essex and Hudson would get
together before next Wednesday and
come to some agreement for the opera
tion and maintenance of the Plank road.
He said that he was in Newark yester
day and had a conference with Mr.
Munn, counsel for the Essex Freehold
ers. He saw no reason, he said, why
the trolley company and the counties
could not settle the matter in a satis
factory manner before long.
There were some local questions, all
more difficult, which had to be settled
before a definite agreement could be ar
rived at but these were not insurmount
able and the matter, he thought, would
soon be settled.
What the trolley company would do
Tuesday night when the agreement un
der which tt.; present status is maintain
ed expires, he said he could not say, but
he was confident that some «stisfacto~~
arrangement would be made.
At the conference between Mr. Weart
and Mr. Munn, in Newark yesterday,
there were diseased some details of an
agreement that is being prepared for
settling the Plank road matter. At the
conference the points in question was
discussed, but they are not ready to be
given out now.
“Satisfactory progress is being made
on an agreement, considering the obsta
cles in the way,” Mr. Munn said, “in
spite of all the talk from Jersey City
about Essex County causing delay. There
are difficult legal problems to be solved
before an agreement is completed, but
the obstacles are not insuperable, and
the trolley company and the counties will
probably settle the matter satisfactorily
in good time.
"If it takes a week or five weeks to
overcome legal difficulties, the time will
be taken, for it is important for all par
ties concerned tlmt when a final agree
ment is reached it shall be such that the
question will not trouble the counties or
the company again. There are other
parties whose interests have to be con
sidered before an agreement can be
closed, but it will be closed when all the
legal difficulties are overcome.”
Director Michael B. Holmes of the
Hudson County Board of Freeholders
does not entertain any rosy views about
a settlement of the Plank dead difficulty.
Personally, he doesn't care whether the
road is closed or open and emphatically
said that if Essex County did not show
any disposition to settle the question on
the lines laid down by Vice Chancellor
Stevenson, he would urge that Hudson
should at once drop any further negotia
tions about it.
"Our Board.” he added, “decided to
leave the adjustment of the matter with
our counsel. Mr. John Griffin, because
we have every confidence in his judgment
and ability. I think myself that Essex
County is trying to shirk her responsi
bility in the road. That county uses it
to such a large extent that it solely af
fects them and not us. Personally I
think it would he a good tiling to close
the road. The traffic from Hudson to Es
sex, so small as it is, could go via the
turnpike. If Essex will meet the situation
fail!!' and squarely she will find that
Hudson will do all it can to effect a
settlement of the trouble.
Miss Lillian Ortner of Xo. 422 Pali
sade avenue, Jersey City Heights, and
Emil Bauer of Xo. 301 Kossuth street.
Union Hill, will bo. married this evening
at the parsonage of St. John’s German
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Union
Hill. The ceremony will be performed
by the Rev. Herman Schoppe. The wit
nesses will bo Frank Ludlow aud Will
iam Bauer.
XE WYORK, Aug. 2, 1002.—Fore
cast for the thirty-six hours ending at 8
P. M. Sunday:—Showers tonight: fair
tomorrow: southeast to variable winds.
Hartcott s Record,
Aug. 1. Deg. Aug. 2. Dog.
3 I*. M. 80 0 A. M. T9
o r. M. SI 9 A. M. S2
9 P. M. 7." 12 noon .84
12 midnight.74;
Choice selection of Cut Flowers and
Funeral Designs.
At COLE'S, the Florist.
Xo. 140 Newark Avenue.
successor to Brady A- Delaney, removed
to Xo. 280 First street, corner Newark
avenue. _
R. H. DUFF, Undertaker, now at No.
544 Jersey avenue.
WILLIAM J. MORAN. Undertaker,
147 Montgomery street. Tel. 347.
SALES—On Friday, August 1. 1902,
Louis A. L.. oldest son of Frederick
and Sarah Sales.
Relatives and friends are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral from the
residence of his parents. No. 82 Prescott
street, on Monday, August 4, at 9 A. M.;
thence to St. Patrick's R. C. Church,
where a solemn high mass of requiem
will be ottered for the happy repose of
his soul.

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