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A. 0. H ELECTIONS
James F. Brennan, of Jersey City, Chosen State Presi dent of the Order. IMMIGRATION DISCOURAGED Resolutions Advocating Irish Independence, Pledging Catholic Fealty and Condemning Great Britain. The afternoon session of the forty second biennial State convention of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, in St. Lucy's Hail, corner of Grove and Six teenth streets, this city, yesterday was lively and exciting. Two hundred and forty-nine of the three hundred and fifty delegates pres ent at tiie opening of the convention re mained for the afternoon session to adopt resolutions and elect officers.- It was after eight o'clock before tbe installa tion of officers lock place. KIVitiAAAA l X . James F. Brennan, president of the Hudson County Devision, was eleeted president ou the second ballot, aud James E .Clinton, of Trenton, who thought his chances of being re-elected president were excellent, suffered a crushing de feat. Three nominations were made for president—Clinton. Brennan and Capt C .O'Reilly, of Essex County. At the nomination of Clinton there was much cheering and the applause at the mention of O'Reilly's name was great, but when Brennan was nominated it was evident he had the following of the convention and that something was going to happen. The first ballot showed this conclusively. It resulted as follows:—Brennan, 120: Clinton. 70. and O’Reilly 8). There was a groan from the Clinton quarter when it was discovered he was out of the race. The second ballot elect ed Brennan by 171 to 79 votes. OTHER OFFICERS. Richard Hughes of Burlington County was eleeted vice president over the re tiring treasurer, Edward O’Connor, of South Amboy. The vote was 130 to 08. The vice presidency is a newly created office at the National Convention. Richard McGinn, of Paterson, was re elected secretary by acclamation. Bernard Conway, of Atlantic City, was elected treasurer. His opponent was Michael Cummings, of Union Coun ty. Cummings and his followers were surprised when the ballots were counted —Conway. 130 and Cummings 07. Rev. William T. McLoughlin, rector of St. Augustine's R. C. Parish. I’niou llill. was elected State Chaplain, to succeed the Right Rev. Bishop McFuuI. He had r.o opponent. Many of the delegates left after the election of president. The commission presented a lively scene at the election of vice president and treasurer. There were a great many nominations in each case and several ballots had to be taken. PRESIDENT A CITY MAN. The new president, James F. Brennan, is a Jersey Cityite through and through, lie was born iu the Horseshoe in 1S<51. He was married about fifteen years ago. He is a conductor on the Pennsylvania Railroad and has been in the employ of that company for twenty-two years. He resides at Xo. 572 Jersey avenue. He is Past Master. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Local Xo. Ill), and has been a member since the brotherhood’s or ganization. Two years ago when the State convention was hold at Atlantic C:t;, Mr. Brennan was a candidate for president and was only beaten twenty votes by James E. Clinton. At that t’me he surprised many people and they said he would be heard from again. Ho said at that time he would try again and lie kept his word, much to the dis pleasure of the South Jersey contingent. BY-LAWS CHAXGEL). The committee on by-laws reported changes which were adopted as follows: 1, That division officers shall be elect ed in December and installed iu January instead of June as formerly. Members will be suspended when owing four months dues instead of three. The following resolutions were adopted: The Ancient Order of Hibernians of New Jersey assembled in the forty-sec ond annual convention at Jersey City do hereby express their fidelity in the prin ciples of Friendship, Unity and True Christian Charity, and V hereas. It is fitting that on such an occasion we should express our opinion on the great questions that concern our race; therefore, be it resolved:f First. That we stand by that ancient and truly national declaration that Ire land is of right and ought to be an in dependent nation, with their own gov ernment of her own people and for her own benefit. Second. That everything which turns away the minds of the Irish at home froui their country is detrimental to the best interest of the race and is provoca tive of the curse of imigrtttion, under which our motherland is slowly wasting away. Third. It is fitting at this time that a due need of praise should be tendered our State Secretary, Brother Richard McGinn, for his efforts in uniting the A. O. H. in Ireland. England and Scotland; also for his gallant efforts in securing the aetjuiesenee of the national conven tion recently held at Denver, in the affil iation and lasting union with the home organization which he so zealously pro posed and advocated. , Fourth. Faithful to our principles, to which we have steadfastly adhered for over three hundred years, we again pledge our humblest submission to Holy Slother Church, and to her representative on eartii, the most august Pontiff the church has had for centuries, the sweet est, and most magnanimous public char acter the world has known during its later cycle of years. Fifth. We pledge to the Ladies’s Aux iliary our individual and earnest endeav or for their success and tender them our sincere thanks for their past efforts on behalf of the order. Sixth. It is well that closer acquaint ance with our Catholic fellow citizens should exist, and wc offer to such our highest approval wherever and when ever consonant with local surroundings. Seventh. In strict compliance with the recommendations of the national con vention we admit of and encourage the advancement of the Gaelic League. Eighth. We record our undyiug ad miration of the gallant struggle made by the people of the South African Repub lic in their late contest with the govern ment of Great Britain, for the preserva tion of their liberties and tneir homes, and we rejoice that in the ftn.it outcome of the struggle the tyrauieal Britain was obliged to sue for terms of peace and grant to these valiant people everything for which they contended save and ex cept their absolute independence. Ninth. That, as members of the An cient Order of Hibernians we condemn the action of the Government in its method of dealing with the Friar ques tion in the Philippines: also the action of the government of France with regard to the treatment of the nuns teaching school. Tenth. That the sense of this con vention is that the study of Irish history in parochial schools receives our hearty support. Eleventh. That we extend to Mayor Mark 51. Fagan our heartfelt thanks for extending to us the freedom of the city. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED. The new rules and the resolutions Vere adopted prior to the election of officers. It was decided to hold the next con vention at Camden, two years hence, in August. Richard 5IcGinn. the State secretary, read the financial report of the body for tlic years ending December 81, 15)01. It showed receipts from ail couuties UUiUUUllU^ f l, «HU (Utn ducting expeuses, a balance on hand of $29,220. From the twenty-one counties in the State the amoun in two years realized from initiation dues, fines and assessments amounted to $53,109.74; from interest and other sources, $10. 203.50; balance on hand at last report, $41,102.99; value of real estate and per sonal property, $7,902.48. Total, $112. 528.71. Expenses—For merchandise. $2,794. 91: for sick and funeral benefits,* $38, 154.70: for charitable purposes, $7,132 .51: for rent, salaries, etc.. $9,190.90; for'1 assessments, $3,790.55: for investment, $809.32. Total disbursements. $01,938 .95. Balance on band. $29,220. The report was adopted. It showed also that the Hudson County Division received $8,271.74 from initiation, dues, fines and assessments: $822.94 from in terest; balance on hand at last report, $5,109.08, the largest balance of any county; and value of real estate and personal property. $500. Total. $14,704 .30. Hudson County’s expeuses were— For merchandise. $383.25; for sick and funeral benefits. $0,005.02; for charitable purposes, $839.79; for rent, salaries, etc., $770.05; for assessments, $392.50. Total $8,457.21, showing a balance on hand of $3,077.73. NEW INCORPORATIONS A Mine, a Bridge, a Steamship and a Leather Company File Articles. The Mina Grande Consolidated Min ing and Milling Company, capitalized at $5,000,000. filed articles of incorporation at the County Clerk’s office this morning. The registered office of the company is at No. 1 Montgomery street, and the incorporators are Frederick Frnmbach, P. J. Rooney and Joseph G. Switzer. The Raymond Concrete Tile Co. of New Jersey also filed articles today. The concern will manufacture piles and build piers, bridges, docks, dredges, via ducts, aqueducts, foundations, abutments or other things or structures. The capi tal stock is fixed at $1,000,000 and *he incorporators are: Frederic Seward, John R. Turner and Kenneth K. McLaren. The Iron Steamboat Co., capitalize! at $400,000, was among yesterday’s incor porations. The registered office is at No. 15 Exchange place, and the incor porators are: Robert J. Culhane. Joseph T. Powers, William It. Britten, T» El liot Hodgskin and A. Berton Reed. The Ashtabula Hide and Leather Co.. with $210,000 capital stock also filed ar ticles of incorporation. The registered office of the company is at No. 243 Washington street, and the incorporators, are: Le Grand Bouker, Nelson R. Yati derhoff and W, Monde Greene. YOUNG_BUT OLD Twelve Year Old Boy a Dozen Times Arrested for Theft, Held Again Two boys, one nine years of age. and the other twelve, were arraigned before Acting Recorder Laverty in the Hoboken Police Court this morning charged with larceny. Walter Growley, the younger of the two, whose parents reside at Xo. 210 Third street, stole a pocketbook contain ing a small sum of money from the apart ments of Mrs. Sicsco, a neighbor. He said that several older boys iudueed him to comit the theft. The other prisoner was John Griffin, of Xo. 139 Park avenue, who has been locked up more than a dozen times on the same charge. Griffin stole a gold chain and locket, valued at $25, from Patrick Kealy, who lives in the same house. A short time ago Griffin with a number of other boys, looted the home of Dr. Kiel, on Washington street. For this offence lie was sent to the Arling ton Reformatory, from which institution he was released in the custody of his mother a few weeks ago. Acting Recorder Laverty held both boys for further examination. "7-♦ THIRD WARDERS TO MEET The Third Ward Democrats will meet tonight at Xo. 250 Sixth street, and com plete arangements Tor the picnic at Polil mann’s Pavilion on Monday evening. August 25. New members will he elect ed and other business transacted. ; On #'*')»* Bifllii M«0<t»WlW tlJinUs ’--'I-* *■ '•e ' lh ' T | Impaired Digestion , May not be nil that is meant by dyspepsia | now, but it will bo it neglected. The uneasiness alter eating, fits ol nerv : ouo headache, sourness of the stomach, and ; disagreeable belching may not be very bad .1 now, but they will be If the stomach is i suffered to grow weaker. Dyspepsia is such a miserable disease ; that the tendency to it should be given early attention. This Is completely over come by Hood's Sarsaparilla which strengthens thewholo digestive system LIVE NOTES ! ABOUT TOWN. Register .Tames C. Clarke eame to I town yesterday from his country home, | in Shelter Island. He is the picture of ; health. A fine tan color has resulted from his vaeatiou out of town. The gardens surrounding the home of Mr. E. E. C. Young at the Boulevard and Glenwood avenue, present an un usually attractive appearance at pres ent. Watermelons are an unknown quan tity in many summer resorts this year, greatly to the discomfiture of summer visitors, who think they are going to a melon paradise. The occasional speci mens seen comes from the markets of New York City. Henry Lutz of Greenville 1ms the prize tomata of that section. It is an extra large Ponderoso, weighing two pounds, which he grew in his own garden. Neither Robert Iv. Pattisou, the pro prietor of the chicken farni next door to the Oakland'avenne police station, nor guy member of his household, will eat any of the chickens raised by them. All are fond of poultry and when they desire it for eating purposes they send to the poultry stores for it. Every one of the several hundred chickens raised at a time by the family is a pet, and none of the members can endure the idea of eating a pet. Henry Harman of the Park Church choir ils passing the summer at New Providence, N. J. Detective Michael McNally of Police Headquarters started on his vacation to day. He will go to Upper Maeopiu, Echo Lake, where his family has been spend ing the past three weeks. Captain McICaig, of the Communipaw avenue station house, in the most enthu siastic fisherman on the Heights. Two trips a week are the number he takes. His journey to Keyport yesterday re sulted successfully. In certain country districts the im pending coal famine gives no alarm. “We burn wood in winter and never use coal anyway,” explained the land lady of'a summer hotel to an inquiring guest. Jeffersonville. N. Y.. had a carriage parade the other day and the summer guests at hotels qnd hoarding houses for link's around attended it. going thither in carriages and wagons decked with flags_ and green boughs. They took tin horns with them, greatly to the wonderment of the cows in the fields and the birds in the bushes. The bouncing baby girl which lately completed the happiness o/Mr. and John Trout was christened by her parents, “Alary,” last Sunday. Alaster Bradley is expected to sing at one of the services during the jubilee week of Oct. 12, at the Park Reformed Church. Ho is the soprano soloist of St. Thomas’s Church, New York. Judge Atwater of Elizabeth, presided this morning in the Bayonne District Court, owing to the absence of Judge Horace Roberson, who is taking his an nual vacation. Cnptnin' James R. Gatchel of Com pany I, Bayonne, assembled the mem bers of his company at 0 o’clock this morning and started for Jersey City by special car, taking a Pennsylvania train for Sea Girt. Company I expects to de vote the day to rifle practice, hoping to make a record for marksmanship. Bayonne’s police department, mourns the loss of tin* police dog Major, owned by Charles A. Collier. Major died yes terday of old age. nften ten years’ active and faithful service to the police. The dog patrolled the streets of the Third ward as usual Tuesday night until four o'clock in the morning. Major always reported for dinner at Detective George Mullnney’s home, where he was well fed. The animal proved useful and vigilant, always responding on the double quick when a policeman whistled for help or pounded with his night stick. Beyond the flooding of some of rlie streets ahd cellars on the Heights the heavy downfall of rniu last evening did little or no damage. Mr. D. J. Crimmins and family of Xo. 405 York street will enjoy the ocean breezes at Atlantic City for a week. Mr. Bassett, of Grove- and Wayne streets, -who served the supper at St. Lucy's Hall, yesterday at the A. O. H.. convention, was highly complimented upon the excellent menu. HOBOKENJSMALLPOX Only one case of smallpox has been reported in Hoboken so far this month. jThe Hdnlth authorities are confident that the disease has died out, for the present at least. Last month seven cases were reported in the eity. The fact that only one case has been discov- ( ered so far this month is considred by the authorities as sufficient proof that the contagion is near an end. The last case was that of n child who was re ported stricken on August 14 . • - : ■ i.; > • RUSSIANS' LUNG TRAMP Band of Wild Muscovites on Their Way to Dakota Ey Road. THEY SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH Their Nam33 as Pronounced Drive a Reporter Running to the Nearest Trolley 1 Car. A band of Russians, attired in vari colored truosefs, blouses and shirts, pass ed through this city today on their way to South Dakota, so they said. A re porter of “The 'News” came in contact with seven of these travelers near the Junction at noon. “Are you Italians?” was the question asked for the want of something better to say. Picture the surprise of the scribe and several others who gathered about when one of the men replied in excellent English:— “Oh, no; we are no Italians, we are Russians.” Are you gypsies: was anouier ques tion asked. “Xo. no,” lie protested, “we are on our way to South Dakota. We just caiue from the Russian Consul in New York. Say, hadn’t you better give me a cigar as a keepsake?” The cigar was given, but the recipient immediately began to send his keepsake up in the air in smoke. “Is there a place where wo can eat?” he asked. Then several others joined in the con versa ffon, and for ten minutes they told of their proposed trip. They stated that they were going to South Da kota to live and had been to see the Rus sian Consul to receive instructions. The party headed for a restaurant on Grand street and the last seen of them they were storing away large quantites of good tilings. One of the men who had evidently boon separated from the tribe for some time, met the rest of the party at Wash ington aud Montgomry streets. The wag ons came to a halt and all the swarthy and much bewhiskored men who were driving climbed off their wagon seats and rushed to embrace the gypsy on the sidewalk, kisisug him on the lips and cheeks most rapturously. The kisiug bee lasted some moments. When all the men had performed tiiis oscillatory task a middle-aged, full-moon faced woman, with many bracelets on her arms and huge earrings pending from her ears, was seen climbing out from among a bunch of ill-clad but healthy and bright eyed children. She made for the man on the sidewalk and gave him a smack ing kiss, the sound of which resounded across the street. The curious sight of men kissing each other intersted the big crowd of curious spectators that had gathered, and many of the girls in the crowd blushed. “Well, did you ever?” said one. “Well, hardly ever,” replied her com panion. An hour before this party reached the Junction, two wagons loaded with clothes and cooking utensils, the property of the Russians, passed through on the way to Newark. Every one of the party wore gaudy clothes. The spokesman had bells ou his coat for buttons, and his shirt was made of a yellow and green calico. He wore a soft black hat. The others also wore similar rigs. The spokesman was good enough to volunteer to give the names of his countrymen, but the reporter threw up both hands and escaped on a Ba yonne car when the lengthy, unpro nounceable names -were culled off. -« LONGSHORE FIGHT Two Stevedores in a How, Paroled To Ko <p the Peace. Henry Behrens, boss stevedore on the Hamburg American line steamship piers in Hoboken, was snmomend before Act ing Recorder Lnverty, in that city, this morning, charged with assaulting Henry Stollman, a ’longshoreman, living at No. 117 Hudson street. Stollman, who was employed on the Hamburg American Line Company’s piers, said that Behrens ordered him to quit work and then struck him with iiis list. The witness displayed a badly bruised left eye as evidence of the as sault. Behrens produced witnesses who testified that Stollman was intoxicated and threatened to injure Beitrens when tlie latter ordered him to leave the pier. The men were paroled after being in structed by the court to kep the peace. , TUBE CO.’S NEW PRESIDENT. Directors of thd National Tube Com pany met yesterday afternoon in their offices in the Commercial Trust Com pany’s building and elected William B. Schiller formerly Vice-President of the company, to bo President in the place of F. J. Hearn, who had resigned on ac count of private reasons. Mr. Hearn has been a sick man for some months.. The meeting was hastily called and no other business was transacted Ilian the election. —-♦ ODD FELLOWS MEET The associated lodges of Odd Fellows of District No. 37, met at Columbia Hall last night and completed final arrange ments for their second annual picnic to take place to-day at Arlington Park, Bayonne. Tito attractions of the day will he athletic games, dancing and prise bowling. ; ' Last year the lodge postponed their festivities on acconnt of the assassina tion of our President, William McKinley. I CITY HALL SCHOOL — Eayonne’s Board of Educa tion Wants to Use the Public Building for a High School. Application was last evening made to the Mayor and Common Council of Ba yonne for the temporary use of the Coun cil Chamber and other spare rooms in the City ilall for the High School. The Board of Education has just obtained the appropriation for remodeling the interior of the recently purchased high school building. Seventy days are allowed the contrac tor to complete the work, but the school board has decided the schools will be un able to occupy tlie building while repairs ure being made. Thus the Bayonne high school is homeless and can not re open unless quarters are provided for the emergency. Councilman M. T. Cronin movtd to table the application from tlie Board of Education, and Councilman John H. Donohue moved to grant it. President Flanigan objected to tlie use of the City Hall for school purposes. Mr. Cronin explained it was not the proper place for even a temporary school, and moved that a special committee of three be named, with power" to act in conjunction with tlie Board of Education’s School Com mittee. This was carried, Couneilmen Cronin, E. E. Stinson and Hugh Shar key being named. It was suggested that the High School be divided and assign ed to tlie third floor assembly rooms of Xos. 7 and 3 schools. Assemblyman Peter Stillwell, chairman of the school committee, argned for the application. -* NEW COLLECTION PLAN Clothier Puts an Installment Payment Against an Alleg ed Old Bill. I. M. Shnckter, of Xo. 54 Newark ave nue, was in the First Criminal Court this morning for the purpose of showing why he should not either return live dollars received from J. C. Schenck or deliver the goods on which the money was paid as a deposit. Schackter is a clothier who does busi ness on the installment plan. The testi mony showed that Mr. Schenck wished to purchase a suit of clothes and sent his mother to the store to pick them out. He gave her live dollars to pay on de posit^ When the money was paid a re ceipt was given in the name of .T. C. Schenck. Mrs. Schenck was then inform ed that she owed a balance of S8.S8 on a previous purchase and the money would be placed against the old account. Schenck went to try on the clothes and Schackter refused to deliver them to him. The court ruled that the case was one for the District Court, and then made the following statement:—“I want to say that it is folly for people to have any dealings with these instalment mer chants for this reason. A poor person usually purchases more goods than they can really afford to and pays an exces sive price. These people are nit in the business for charity and when they trust so many people are bound to suffer some loss. This is made up from the excessive prices charged others.” Schaekter (lid not lose much time in leaving the court room at the end of this statement, and appeared to be slight ly put out. If Schenek wants to recover he will have to bring civil action in the District Court. DOG TAGS STOLEN Hoboken Thieves Have Por tioned More Than Fifty of the Articles. Complaints are still being received by the Hoboken authorities from dog owners who state that a gang of boys is going about that city stealing license tags from their pets. Within the past week more than fifty tags have been stolon. In some cases the thieves carried off collar and all from tlie unsuspecting canine. The boys have collected considerable money by selling tlie tags to others at a reduced rate. The license tags are is sued by the Hoard of Health at apiece. Tlie suggestion lias been made to tlie au thorities to brand tlie (logs in tlie same manner that cattle and horses are brand ed on tlie plains, but it is feared that such action would meet with serious op position from, tlie owners. -4 OXFORD-MOUNT 'Once again two young couples plan a surprise for their parents. Last Thursday William Mount, of No. 20S Kearney avenue, and Miss Mnry Ox ford, of No. 2(> .Atlantic street, came to Judge Collins's office on Ocean avenue anil asked him to marry them. He per formed the ceremony and the two de parted happily. The witnesses were Henry Chnvnnt a ad Ednnr Zeiger. The father of the bride came to Judge Collins and tolil him he was willing that they should get married, but would rather had them married in public than secretly. Miss Oxford was only nine teen and her parents wi lled her to wait another year, but she feared her parents would never consent to the match. Both the groom’s and the bride’s parents for gave the newly wed couple. -« BREWERY EMPLOYES’ PICNIC About five hundred employes of the Lembeck & Betz Eagle Brewing Com pany. on Ninth street, went to the Green ville Sehuotzen Park to-day to enjoy their animal outing. They paraded through the principal thoroughfares of the Horseshoe and boarded trolley cars frir Greenville at Grand street. I ' ' -» 'J WANTS TO BE l A copper: - 'I German Who Fought Mitl de Boers Eager to Be One of the Finest. PRISONER ELEVEN MONTHS So He Wants to Make Others | Feel What It Is Like — Railroad Job Would Do. “Is the Superintendent nf Police in?” That question was asked of Sergeant Thomas Finnic at the Second precinct police station last evening by a little man, about thirty years old, with blonde hair, a small blonde mustache, red checks, who wore blue serge trousers, a white duck coat, and a buff colored felt sombrero with a fancy hand. He spoke broken English. The sergeant looked up from his desk and said:— WANTED A JOB. “No, yon can't find the superintendent here, but there's the captain,” nodding in the direction of Captain John F. Kelly, who was seated near a window. “Captain.” said the stranger, "I want to be a policeman.” “Oil, you do? Well, come into my office and I’ll talk the matter over with you.” Inside the captain s office the stranger said his name was Samuel Charles, of Kuhn, Germany, stopping at present at the Eagle Hotel, No. 14(i Pavonia ave nue. He told the tap tain and a reporter for “The News,” who was present, the following story:— HIS CAREER. “I was born in Kuhn, and in 1895 went to South Africa to find diamonds. I joined the Boer forces and fought with General Buyers. At South Panberg, on June 21, 1901, I was taken prisoner with 800 other Boers by the British Colonel Clinfield. We were imprisoned for eleven months and then sent to Tucker's Island. Bermuda, abroad the transport Manila. I was discharged in July, I came to New York a few days ago. I was a tmssenger abroad the Preturia. I came direct from New York to this city and engaged a room at the Eagle Hotel. I tlynk, after talking with some people at the hotel. I could do duty as a policeman. I was in the thickest of the fight in South Africa and a bullet never touched me. I am afraid of noth ing and can handle a revolver or a gun like a crack shot. The Boers taught me many tricks about shooting.” SENT TO HEADQUARTERS. Captain Kelly directed Charles to Police Headquarters. To the reporter for “The News" Charles said if he couldn't get on the police he would try for a position on the railroad. LONE HONEYMOON Fireman Leaves His Bride to Cultivate a Jag—Wine and Gore. Frederick Retzloff. a fireman on the American line steamship St. Louis, vis ited Hoboken last night with a good sized jag and a pocketful of money. He said he had just been married and he felt so happy that he was willing to buy everything in sight. When asked where he had left his bride Retzloff said siie was in New York. He said he was enjoying a honeymoon all by himself. Upon entering a River street cafe Retzloff immediately ordered a quart of the best wine in the house. He grabbed the bottle by the meek. and. making sev eral wild motions with it, began to de liver an oration to the bartender on the comforts of married life. When he came to an important point which he desired to emphasize he brought the bottle down hard on the table and the wine flew all over flip room. Retzloff's right hand was bndiy cut by the broken glass. He was obliged to declare the honeymoon off and seek the services of a physician. Dr. Ar iitz bandaged the injured hand and Retz loff then returned to his bride in New York. MURDERERS* REPRIEVED. Governor Murphy Calls Special Meeting of Court of Pardons to Consider These Cases. [Special to “The Jersey City News.”] TRENTON, Aug. 20. 1002.—Governor Murphy yesterday granted reprieves to Lafayette Gruff and Peter Hernia, two murderers under sentence 6f death, and a special session of the Court of Pardons has been convened for September 10, to consider further the cases of the men. Gruff was to hang in Camden Septem ber 3, for the murder of his wife, and Hernia was to die in Bergen county Friday next. Hernia was charged with the brutal murder of Barney Kauter, a butcher of Wallington. Ex-Prosecutor Peter W. Stagg, of Bergen, on behalf of Hernia, declared that the time of the alleged murder of Ivanter by the accused man, Wallington was half under water, as a result of a recent Hood. He stoutly maintained that Hernia was not guilty of the crime for ! which he was to be hanged on Friday. The crime of which Gruff was con victed was even more foul. He was charged with having first killed his wife and then lmviug slashed her body iuto an unrecognizable state. I ELECTRIC LIG HT 1 | AKD % jj ELECTRIC FANS.! I FANS COST ONLY | 451 2.50.| (united Electric Co.) |i OF NEW JERSEY. Hi i Hi DOG’S GAY NIGHT Shut Up in a Picture Store He Contracts a Large Bill of Damage. A large white tramp (log which hail the same aversion to water as the human “hobo.” ran into the picture store of G. A. So fie hi, Xo. 20 Xewark avenue, last night, just as the storm started. The proprietor did not see it run in and the dog selected a safe hiding place . where the flashes of lightning could not frighten him. When closing time came j the dog was still hidden and without knowing of the extra precaution against burglars, Mr. Sofield closed up the store and went home. RIOTS IX LEATHER. Aftei* a short time the stillness be came oppressive and the dog started on a tour of investigation. He first jumped into fi window where a quantity of leather bags and pocketbooks were on exhibition. The odor of the leather car ried him back to the days of yore when he was in better circumstances and a handsome collar adorned his neck. Ho pawed the articles affectionately, leaving i the marks of his nails upon them, and | accidentally brushed ngainA a glass shelf, knocking it down and ruining a number of bags. He then inspected the other window j in which were n number of pictures. He | gazed at some peaceful rural scenes with every appearance of enjoyment, but when liis eye caught a vividly eolortsl sketch of a battle in the "Philippines he became excited and prancing around broke a number of the glasses in the pic tures. When he was through with this window it looked as though some one was breaking up' housekeeping. The dog was covered with blood from a number of wounds. The police could not locate Mr. So- ' field last night, and the dog was not re- I leased until seven o'clock this morning ] with a damage claim of about $15 against . him. I He gazed sorrowfully around at the scene of wreck and then departed in quest of his regular morning meal with tlie hopes that his enemies had not reached his barrel fitst. Mr. Sofield offered his foot to tiie dog. ! but it declined the pleasure by clever dodging. _^_ virtuTwabe Hoboken Police Succeed in Rounding Up One Unfortun ate Woman. # The cmsade begun by Hoboken Police against women of questionable 4*har icter who nightly haunt the public streets, resulted last night in the arrest of a woman who said she was Jessie Robinson. 24 years old. of Xo. 285 Ir ving street." Brooklyn. The woman a | rather good looking brunette, was arrest- j ed by Policeman Barrone while in the : company of two men on Newark street. Ihe men, who said they were James Murphy, of No. 59 Bloomfield street and j Seig fried Michel, a sailor; were also placed under arrest. In court this morning the woman pleaded that she was simply visiting j friends in Hoboken and was returning to Brooklyn when she was arrested. Po- ; iceman Bnrrono. however, testified that ! tie had seen her on the street every night i for the past week. The other two pris- j trers said they hae. never met the wo- . man before. Acting Recorder La vert y liseharged the men with a reprimand, 1 ind sentenced the woman to thirty days mprisonment in the County Jail. -* COLUMBIA’S HOODLUMS. Break tke Bolts on the Music Stand This Time, I The hoodlums at Columbia Park have \ unde another raid on the grounds. This j ime they broke the bolts on the music ; itand gates. Superintendent McCarthy ! s now waiting to see the flag pole in the niddle of the park chopped down, as he I lays he would not be surprised at any- i liing he might see on visiting the 1 rrounds in the morning. -- Curios Gross. The Dronk grass found in the Trans aal has the effect of making cuttle and orses quite stupid and sleepy. BIJOU OPENING Popular Theatre Will Open Next Monday Night for the Coming Season. These are busy days in tlieatrieal cir cles of this city, and the managers are up to their eyes in work preparing for the coming season. Particularly busy are they at tire Bijou, where Manager Holmes and his efficient staff are as busy as bees getting the bouse into shape for Monday night, when the season will open with Fisher and Carroll in a new farce comedy, "That’s All." These principles will be supported by a cast of thirty seven artists, among whom will be found several very pretty girls. Tnese will ap pear in gorgeous costumes in uovel situ ations and with a new play replete with new music will give one of the best per formances of this nature ever giveu in this city. "That’s All” is an entirely new pro duction and these who have seen re hearsals of it declare that it is strictly up to date in every respect and is brim full of fun of a refined and buoyant na ture. This will be followed by "The Pride of Jeniuco. These are simply the fore runners of the many good things which will be presented at the Bijou during the coming season. Colonel Holmes has been successful in his efforts to secure only attractions of a high order of merit aud during the winter the patrons of the Bi jou will be afforded an opportunity of witnessing some of the best productions on the stage to-day. In his efforts to provide the citizens of Jersey City with first-class amusement Manager Holmes will have the assistance of H. P. Hogan, the treasurer, and the others of his able corps of assistants, who contributed so materially to the suc cess this house achieved last season. Just now the Bijou is in the hands of the painters and the decorators, who are entirely renovating the interior. The en trance and lobby is being decorated in an entirely new design in colors which blend harmoniously with the general scheme of the bnjlding. The auditorium has been overhauled, the seats renovated and the interior decorations touched up and brightened. New carpets will be laid and the proscenium and boxes will be re painted and decorated. New scenery has been put in and many appliances for the safety and comfort of his guests have been added by Colonel Holmes. No effort has been spared in the effort to make-the Bijou one of the most complete and at tractive playhouses in this vicinity. M’GURK OUTINC Association Off Today to Wit afel's Point View Grove. The outing of the Bernard H. McGurk Association of the Fifth ward took place to-day to Witzel’s Point View Grove. L. I. The members and their friends as sembled at their headquarters. Bruns wick and First streets, and marched to the Morris street ferry, where a large steamer was in waiting which conveyed them to tlie grove. The attendance this year doubled that of last year. Two bands of music went along. The grovewas reached about 1 o’clock, when dinner was served. After dinner athletic games were in dulged in. The outing will return to this city about S> o’clock this evening, when n grand fireworks display will be given nil along the line of march. The outing was attended by John Zeller and Street and Water Commissioner James Nolan and other prominent Democrats. -+ HOST OF WOULD-BE CITIZENS Over one thousand applications for naturalization are on file at the County Clerk’s office, but there will be no ex amination of applicants until Sept. 9. On that day and the day following Judge Blair will pass on the qualifications of willing-to-be citizens. A peculiar circum stance is that one of the days set for naturalization is the day of Davis Asso ciation outing. _ ... --« CaaT’s Physicians. Seven physicians are attached to the personal retinue of the Czar.