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LAST EDITION. tA8T EDITiOtv^ t ONE CENT ♦ ONE CEN LAST EDITION.. LAST EDITION. ft mmoVW U ajcaN' EIBHH9' H BEK fCTri ’ , » ,■ ■■, . ^rffsSB"-.. i _ y ___:-—--- ■ --- - ~W,frXTV-^n»rt. THE JERSEY CITY NEWS, WEDNESDAY7~SEPfEMBRR~r77-ia02 PRICE ONE CENT. Prosecutor’s Detectives Out Getting Evi dence of Policy Shops in Jer sey City. TO CUP HIS WINGS I — Col. Sam Will Make Cap tain Cody Inspector and Keal Head of Police. TO PAY AN OID SCORE Dickinson Will Lot Pagan Nominate the Sheriff and He Will Name Next Po lice Commissioner. It is rumored that the Prosecutor’s de tectives are out getting evidence against gambling for the purpose of making life unpleasant for Chief of Police Murphy, whom Colonel Dickinson is anxious to worry. This would indicate that the relations between the Colonel and Prosecutor Er win are a little more cordial now than they have been in the past. It is said that the Prosecutor has hired two men iu addition to his regular staff to asisst in the work of making trouble for the police department. There is no doubt in Republican circles that Colonel Samuel D. Dickinson is camping on the trail of Chief of Police Benjamin F. Murphy, and proposes to have his scalp dangling from the ridge pole of his political wigwam iu company with the many others which bear testi mony to the Colonel's prowess on the po litical war path. Just what Chief Mur phy did to Colonel Sam is spoken of only iu whispers among those who pretend to know all about it, but enough has been allowed to come to the ears of outsiders to make it positive that that something was deep, galling and lasting. CANNOT BE DEPOSED. Of course Colonel Sam realizes as well as anyone else that Chief Murphy cannot be deposed from his office as chief with out some long unprofitable and harassing litigation, as lie is firmly intrenched be hind the veteran act. Neither can he be reached by the retirement act, as several years must elapse yet before he arrives at the required age. But there is an other way much easier and just as ef fective. Chief Murphy knows all about it, as he made its acquaintance some years ago iu the days of Christy P. Smith. According to me pian which me mime brain of the Colonel has evolved and upon which he proposes to act, Mayor Mark Fagan is to be allowed to name the candidate for Sheriff, presumably young Bobby Carey, in return for wliieh Colonel Dickinson -is to have the naming of the member of the Police Board to succeed Dr. John D. McGill, when his term expires next January. This, of course, will be a man in whom the Colonel has the most explicit confidence | and who with Commissioner Mitchell will j work the Colonel's will in the depart ment* ARCHIBALD’S STATUS. 'Samuel Archibald is only a captain in the Tolice Department detailed to do the work of uispector. When Colonel Sam obtains control of the Board he is to be sent back to command a precinct and Captain John Cody is to be a bona-fide, no-mistakc inspector. Through him Colonel Sam’s Board will work and through him alone. All orders to the department will go through him and with him alone will the Commissioners trans act business. Though practically at the head of the department, Chief Murphy will he a mere figurehead and will be al lowed to Jiave just about as much influ ence in the department as the Roosevelt administration allows General Miles to lave in the affairs of the Federal Army. MOTLEY'S BOOM Colored Preacher Wants to Be Sheriff and Starts to Get a Nomination. The Rev. Richard A. Motley, colored, pastor of the Salem Baptist Church in Union street, announced last night his in tention of running for Sheriff on an in dependent ticket. l’.astor Motley has in circulation a pe tition already signed by half a hundred persons, among them two white men, asking the County Clerk to have official balots printed. Fifty more signatures are necessary, and the candidate says he will secure them and that they will all be by negroes. TO AID HIS RACE. Mr. Motley said last evening that lie desired to lie Elected for the purpose of securing positions for colored men who were not taken care of by either party. “There are about 5,500 negroes in Hudson county,” said lie, “and if they stand together we can make a good showing. I shall vote the entire Repub lican ticket with tlie exception of the candidate for Sheriff. “If I should be elected and should be come necessary to hang a man I shall do it myself. I will not pay any man $500 to do the job. I 11m not doing this for spite. I mean to fight and am not bluffing.” ONCE A SUAVE. The pastor was a slave and bought himself just before the Civil War. He fought with the Union troops and was put into Libby prison. He came to New York after the war and was robbed of $S00 shortly after his arrival. He studied for the ministry and has ben pastor of his present charge twenty-live years. ' _A_ KAISERJOOMED Sixth Ward Friends Go On His Trolley Ride and Make Him Feel Confident. John Kaiser was again boomed for Sheriff last night on the trolley ride of the Lafayette Republican Battery, which went to Roseville Park. Kaiser was much in evidence and his supporters said j thev were sure he would be a winner. It is evident that Kaiser controls the Sixth ward, but where the rest of his power lies no one but himself knows. The outing was all that could be de sired. Th?re were about five hundred loyal Republicans in the gathering and fourteen cars were used to convey the bunch to the park. There was a great display of fireworks and enthusiasm when the ears left John;ton avenue at out nine o’clock. Two bauds were along to keep the crowd in good spirits. The park was reached about eleven o’clock and supper was served. There were speeches by members and every speaker spoke of Kaiser as being a good candidate for Sheriff. It was after three o’clock when the party returned. THIRD WARD DEMOCRATS Club Will Hold Its Annual Meet ing Tonight—More Foley Men to Join. The annual meeting and election of officers of the Third Ward Democratic Club will take place this evening at No. 250 Sixth street. President Frank McNally is slated for re-election. Regarding other officers there may be some changes. The treas urer and secretary will each read his annual report. About fifty members of the B. J. Foley Association will be elected members. In all this will make 181 Foleyites who have joined forces with the Third Ward Club. The standard bearer of the Fo leys will attend the meeting. After the transaction of business there will be speeclimaking by promi nent members of the club. CAMPAIGN^ NOTES. The Republican enrollment of voters will take place throughout the county to night. The Republican promaries will be held probably in October. Only those who are enrolled will be allowed to vote at the primaries. The enrollment places will be open between seven and nine o’clock. The U. S. Grant Club of Greenville met last night in its club rooms on Ocean and Woodlawn avenue, and the cam paign committee was instructed to pre pare for the coming election. One new member was elected. The Greenville Republican League Club will hold its weekly meeting to night in its clubhouse on Danforth ave nue. Ae regular meeting of the S. D. Dick inson Association will take place this eve ning. Eeveral new members w.U be elected, and reports from the outing com mittees will be read. The Bernard J. Foley Association will give a stag in Wood’s Hall Thursday evening, October 30. The entertainment couimiu.ee is making all arrangements. Only the best of talent will be engaged. FR. BflRSZCZ ILL Stricken With Apoplexy While Leaving a Train in Newark. The Rev. Ignatius Barszez, pastor of the Polish Catholic Church on Bruns wick street, near Sixth, for a number of years, is lying at the point of dentil in St. Michael's Hospital, Newark. Father Barszez was stricken with apoplexy at noon yesterday at the Market street depot of the Pennsylvania Railroad and was removed to the hospital in the patrol wagon. His name and Jersey City ad dress, No. 04 Sussex street, were found in his pocket on a slip of paper. Mrs. M. Wall, with whom Father Barszez lias boarded for two years, went to Newark immediately and found him in an unconscious eomlitiou from which ho has not yet recovered. The hospital authorities arc momentarily expecting his death. Father Barsezez for a number of years past has had no regular charge, and has spent his time making collections for the St. Paul's Benevolent Region,, a society connected with the Polish Catholic Church. Yesterday morning he left his home, -telling Mrs. Wall that he was go ing to Rahway to make collections. He evidently had decided to stop at Newark on his way home. It was partially through Father Barszcz’s efforts that the church was erected. jliS. au sum uiu>*»***o - — ] “News” reporter that with the exception of a slight attack of indigestion, which had confined him to his bed for three days, Father Barszcz had been singularly free from illness while at her home. “For a week or two past Father Barszcz,’’ she said, “has been much wor ried over the non-arrival of a registered letter supposed to contain $300 from his brother in Europe, and in fact has been in straitened circumstances for some time. The letter has not been traced, and as yet no answer has been received from Europe in reply to a letter stating that the money had not arrived.’ MR. MI’LAUCHLIN’S VIEW. Talks About the Horseshoe Candidates for the Assem bly Nomination. Former County Clerk Dennis Mc Laughlin was at the McLaughlin club rooms, Pavonia avenue and Grove street, yesterday. He was asked by a reporter for “The News” what he thought of the fight for the Democratic Assembly nom ination in the Horseshoe district. “I understand tBere is a great deal of competition. It shows that interest is being taken in the race. I don’t hke to see a fight of this kind go one sided as in the past few years.” “What do you think of Dawyer Wil liam J. Kelly’s chances?” “I understand he has a good chance. I’ve known him since he was a baby and watched him grow up.” “Do you think he would make a good candidate?” “Yes.” “How about the incumbent, P. H. Connolly?” “He would make a good candidate, too, if nominated. Ho has shown it in the past.” “What about Peter Kane and Lawyer James Donelau?” “Oh, I think they would run well, too.” “Is there any truth in the rumor that former Street and Water Commissioner John F. Madden is looknig for the nom ination?” “Haven’t heard of it,” said Mr. Mc Laughlin, smiling. “Guess John ain’t troubling himself about Assembly nom inations. He was there once. Let some younger fellow get it. What we want is young blood in politics. Give the young fellows a chance.” “Will you interest yourself at the com ing election?” “No more thnn any other voter” The interview closed as Mr. McLaugh lin boarded a trolley car going in the direction of the Erie Railroad depot. He was on his way back to Milford, Pike County, Pa., where he has a summer home. It was said, although it could not be confirmed, that John Leaycraft has drop ped out of the race for the Assembly nomination in the Second Ward. HIS BAD FORTUNE Chase After Wealth Cost John O’Neill a Leg. John O’Neill, sixteen years old, of Elizabetliport, N. J.. who ran away form his home to seek his fortune, was riding on a west bound freight train on the Central Railroad near Aunandole. He fell off and had his right leg sev ered below the knee and his left leg badly mangled. O’Neill was accompanied by five boys, who jumped from the train to care for their injured companion. The boys flagged an east-bound freight train, which picked up O'Neill and his com panions and took them to Somerville. O'Neill was fast bleeding to death when Thomas Galvin, a conductor, tore strips from his shirt and knotted them tightly about the boy’s legs and saved his life. O’Neil was taken to the Somerset Hos pital wher he was followed by his com panions. who refused to leave him until they were assured that he would proba bly’ recover. --0 a: a Tints or f*ioc Pavonia Bryrrt) of Fine Early June. Canned Peaa. for sale at nearly all good grocery atom, and wholesale at the D. E. Cleary Co.'s stores. Try Barnett’* Tutl Frutl and Frynoh C*sim. VICTIM OF AN AUTO Carrousel Man Geise’s Ex perience With a Run about Which He Tamed. WAS GIVING IT A TEST 'Sal — After It Flip-f]opp3d on Top, -of Him, the Doctor Had a Full Day’s Work. • Emil Guse, the machinist and carousel owner at Hudson Heights, better known: as Little Coney Island, North Bergen,| seems to he fated to get into all the; trouble there is a going. In refence of his business he has been a party to two or three rows during the past few weeks, and now he is under the doctors care owing to the obstinacy of an automobile. A few days ago a gentleman by 'he name of Murry from New York City left to be repaired an automobile of the runabout type. Murry said that the ma chine had dumped him a number of: times and he wanted it made safe.' Geise worked upon the vehicle for two: or three days and yesterday concluded that all was well. He first tried it in front of his establishment and then Mrs; Geise and he took a spin on the Boute vard. Everything worked satisfactorily and they returned safely. In the evening ,Geise, wishing to be sure he had accomplished all that was desired, took the auto out and started to give it a severe test. He started down Hudson County Boulevard at a rapid rate. Opposite the entrance to the Gut tenberg Race Track, something took place. Geise cannot say exactly what it was. The steering gear evidently broke as the forward wheels turned at right angles to the rear ones. Geise turned a double somersault and landed on the macadam. The auto succeeded in turning a single flip and landed on Geise. When he was hauled from under the wreck, Geise was unconscious, and the auto was a total wreck. Geise was removed to his home and Dr. Justin of West New York was called. * \ Geise looks as if lit had been, tlirouga two or three Spanish-^ v erican wars. It is certain that he will not-be able to re suine-duty at his place of business for some time. He is occupied in thanking Providence that he is alive. PRICE OF COaTgOES UP Local Dealers Await Result of Sales Agents’ Conference —Supply Scarcer. y Local coal dealers are anxiously await ing reports from a meeting of New York sales agents being held today for the purpose of determining on another in crease in the price of anthracite coal. This step has become necessary because of the failure of the mhgiiets and labor ers to agree on a basis that will end the strike and the fact that unusual demands are being made by the consumers at this time. The question was given some consid eration at a recent meeting of the Coal Trust aud only the details are now necessary. None of the local dea vrs are willing to say just what the prospects are, but al lare under the impression that the prospects of relief during the winter are very slim indeed. No efforts have been spared to increase the supply here but the results have been very small and the situation becomes more serious daily. The dealers were hard enough pushed during the summer months when little more than was necessary for manufac turing concerns was asked of them, but now they are beset on all sides with ap peals for coal and find themselves pre pared to furnish only a -small fraction of that demand. -A GROOM WAS IN JAIL. Passaic Wedding Postponed Through Row Between Rivals. Arrangements for a wedding that was to have taken place with much ceremony in the Dundee section of Passaic, N. .1., went for nothing, because the bridegroom to-be was in jail when the weding hour arrived. The bride was gowned and ready for the ceremony and guests were at the houso in numbers when a message came announcing the bridegroom could not ap pear. Jacob Dulok was the prospective bride groom. He and his brother, Stanislaus, were out early morning celebrating. The brothers were on their way home at 2.30 A. M. when they met Joseph Fire cooks, who, it is said, was at one time the admirer of Jacob’s promised wife. The two became involved in an argu ment over the girl that led to blows, and finaly one of the Duloks drew a knife and plunged it into Joseph’s side. Firecooke was sent to the hospital and the two Duloks were taken to jail by a policeman. _ _ Finest Collection of Sma'l Arms. Dr. Boston, has tin 1 arms soyrned in the .United ured a 'knife t ie min ing Jan IRISH LEAGUE ORGANIZED Lovers of the “Old Sod” I’orm a Branch in Jer sey City. FKEMA PRESIDENT Stirring Addresses by M. J. O'Connor, Prof. Dwyer and Others—To Have a Mass Meeting. —' ■ ■ ■ ■ The Jersey City Branch, United Irish League, was permanently organized last evening, with the Robert Davis Associa tion club house on Mercer street, and offi cers were elected. About one hundred members were enrolled. . The officers elected were:—-Frank J. McKenna, president; Patrick Connolly, vice-president;! Dennis Gallagher, treas urer. and Jolni Boyd, secretary. Dennis Gallagher was selected as a delegate to the National Convention of United Irish Leagues to be held in Bos ton on October 2. John English was named alternate to Mr. Gallagher. Wil liam Tolson, Lawrence Fullem, John Mc Donough and 'Dominick Mahon were ap pointed a committee to select more dele gates to the National Convention, if the membership warrants it. For every one hundred members one delegate can be' named. MASS MEETING. It was decided to hold a big mass meet ing and invite distinguished orators to !>"cc3t on the cause Ireland is fighting Alderman James McBride, William j '* ’ , Robert Murphy, Matthew Lillis Si;j ntriek Connolly were named a t, ’.littee to make all arrangements for the mass meeting, engage a hall and in vite speakers. The officers elected, with the exception of the vice-president, had been acting temporarily. The meeting was called to order about half-past eight o’clock. The minutes of the first meeting hekt'On August 28-were approved. Director Michael B. Holmes the Board of Freeholders, who is an earnest fighter for Irish freedom, introduced Mr. M. J. O’Connor, editor and proprietor of the Newark “Ledger.” MR. O’CONNOR SPEAKS. Mr. O’Connor made a speech. His opening remarks were given up to apolo gies for not being an orator, but always willing to speak on any question in con nection with Irish freedom. He said the United Irish League needed as many branches as possible and lie felt pleased over the organization of the local branch. “England,” he said, “should be willing to concede to the American people a great deal for an Irish cause. As the Irishmen came to this country and died fighting for its cause, I think Americans should stand for the people of Ireland. England proclaims the martial law and it must be done away with. With assist ance from American people I think the victory could be won.” Mr. O’Connor also said there is noth ing but credit due the Irish race from American people, but the latter are be ginning to forget it. “England’s idea of an Irishman as regards his standing should be wiped out,” said Mr. O’Con nor. “England thinks all an Irishman is good for is to work in the fields and tend sheep at pasture.” Mr. O’Connor said it would be well to avoid a quarrel with England in tid ing to bring about Irish freedom. ’I he speaker called attention to the work of John Redmond, who, he said, was one of the greatest orators of the day. — rWT’XtTPTJ A itur . 11 * Mr. Holmes alsd introduced Professor John Dwyer, of Harrison, who delivered an eloquent address. He spoke on Lot e of Country.” “It is no doubt a fact, said he, “that every human being is born into the world with certain sentiments of responsibility. Love of country is our first duty to our creator. All theology teaches us to love our creator, not only for temporal welfare, but for all eter nity.” Touching on death for one’s country, Professor Dwyer said:—“ ’Tis sweet to die for one’s country. He eulogized such men as Leonidas, Nathan Hale and Rob ert Emmet, who died fighting their country’s cause. Mr. Dwyer said he was enthusiastic in his fight for Irish freedom. He said he has been a member of the Physical Force Party for thirty-four years, and thought himself the first clan-na-gael in New Jersey. He described the obstruc tions he had met with in his fights for Ireland’s cause. “The United Irish League,” he continued, “is a noble band of fighting heroes. If the proper sup port is given they will win. It is a do or die game this time. If they lose now there is no hope for freedom, and Ireland will become a desert.” “The Physical Force Party has been placing the English government in the greatest dilemma,” said Professor Dwyer. “We are fighting a winning game, and all Irishmen should back us in the fight.” “If you love old Ireland,” said Prof. Dwyer, growing enthusiastic, “it is your An Old and Well Tried Remedy. \ Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for children teething should always he used for children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the ■ path, cures wind colic . and is the best rb&eds^tor diarrhoea. Twenty-live cuts ocr bottle. > duty before God and men to support her and try to help her get her free dom.” Talking about Ireland's long fight for freedom Prof. Dwyer closed amid much applause. CLOSING REMARKS. The president of the new branch, Mr. McKenna, made a few remarks and said whenever"anything Irish is going on he is always willing to do his part. At the suggestion of Mr. Holmes a vote of thanks was extended to City Collector Robert Davis, for allowing the new branch to organize and meet in the Davis Club house. The committee appointed to arrange for the 'mass meeting will meet next Sunday afternoon. Mr. Peter Melody, who organized the Jersey City branch, and who represents National Secretary John J. Joyce, at tended the meeting. -«. ALL OFFICERS INVITED. Governor Requests National Guard and Naval Reserves to Attend Gen. Oliphant’s Funeral, [Special to "The Jersey City News.’*] TRENTON, September IT, 1902.—All the officers of the National Guard and Naval Reserve have been invited by the Governor to attend General Oliphant’s funeral hero at 3 P. M. tomorrow. Tickets for their transportation have been sent to the Adjutants of the var ious organizations and to the captains of outlying companies. A _ BENZ-LA ROCHE. “Home Wedding Terminates Pretty Little Romance. A pretty wedding took place last even ing at Xo. 175 Coles street. Miss Anna Benz, of that address and Mr. Frederick E. G. La Rochet of Xo. 205 Palisade ave nue, were married. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Xic-ksey, of the German Lutheran Church, on Monmouth street. The bridesmaids were the Misses Pauline and Lillian Reusher. The best men were John Benz, brother of the brkle, and Jacob Decker. The union is the result of a pretty lit tle romauo'. Mr. La Roche mot his bride about four years ago through her brother. It was love at first sight. Mr. La Roche is a butcher on Grove street,, between Pavonia avenue and Xinth street. The couple received many handsome presents. A wedding supper and reception followed the ceremony. Among those present were:—Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Benz, Mr. and Mrs. Louis La Roche. Harry Benz, Miss Reynolds, Charles Hartmann, Miss Anna Lcnz, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller, Mr. 'and Mrs. Richard Reilly, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rownan, Mr. and Mrs. Erusr, Mr. and Mrs. George Kennedy, President John Clark, of the Benchman's Associa tion, and Mrs. Clark, and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Becker. -» m. THOMSON'S BIRTHDAY Celebrates With a Dinner in Stolles Hall. William Thompson, better known as “Father Bill,” celebrated his fiftieth birthday last eveni\j£ by giving a dinner to a large number of bis friends in Stollers Hall, Xo. CO Montgomery street. Each guest was presented with a bou tonniere. An elaborate dinner was served, after which the guests were en tertained with songs and recitations. Among those present were:—Chief of Police Murphy, Fire Chief Conway, ex Pcliee Captain Fred FarMer, Samuel J. B la key, Ai Post, William McKinley, Christie McCabe, ex-Fire ^Commissioner John Brennan, Henry Rohyess and City Hall Commissioner Datz. -v DEACONESSES’ WORK. Tlie board of manager? of the Deacon esses Home met yesterday at the home on Montgomery street. A large number of the Indies were present. Mrs. Diet cher, the president of the board, has just returned from Ocean Grove and is al ready deep in the work. All the deaconesses are back and will start in on the fall work soon. --- HEDDING M. E. CHURCH The Hedding M. E. Church will hold a general rally Sunday, October 1 at both morning and evening services. The Young Men’s Union will hold a business meeting Thursday evening. The Junior Epworth Deague will hold the first meeting of the season Friday af ternoon at four o’clock. -O F. COOPER FOR ALDERMAN. Rumor has it that Ferderick Cooper, proper in the Third Ward Democratic Club wili get the nomination for Alder man. It is said also that the Third Ward Club will endorse him as its can didate at tonight’s meeting. -c FIRE CHIEF’S CONVENTION. Fire Chief John Conway went to New York today to attend the convention of Fire Chiefs. Battalion Chief George Dingier and Clerk Charles Esterbrook of the Fire Board went as visitors. OUT A WINDOW _ Mrs. Crowe Leaped From the Second Story Win dow to Escape Drunk en Husband. — In fear that her husband would do bodily injury Mrs. Jennie Crowe, thirty seven years old, of No. 213 Willow ave nue, Hoboken, jumped from a second story window of her home at a late hour last night. She is now in St. Mary’s Hospital suffering from a broken ankle and other injuries. Mrs. Crowe is the wife of William Crowe, who is employed as ’longshore man on the Hamburg piers. They have been married about one year. Late last night Crowe came home drunk. As soon as his wife noticed his condition she fled from the home. Crowe ran out after her, took her back to the rooms and locked the door. Mrs. Crowe did not know what was going to happen next. In a few moments she saw Crowe preparing to beat her. She ran about the room screaming, and j finding no other means of escape dashed : headforemost through a window and fell into the yard. She was picked up by Policeman Ilildeman, who found that she was unable to walk. It was said at the hospital this morn ing that it would be some time before I the woman would be able to go out. Crowe was locked up at Police Head- j quarters. He says he had been drink- i ing ami did not know what he was doing. Recorder Stanton sentenced him to fif- ; teen days in the County Jail, until his ! wife is able to tell her side of the story | in court. SIGHTING SITES. High School Committee Walks About the Hill and Sees Seme Real Estate. The directors of the Board of Educa tion who constitute the Committee on High School Site wandered around Hud son City and the Bergen section yester day afternoon looking over locations. They visited the Harrison site on the hilltop and made a tour of the streets in the neighborhood of Oakland Park. Then they walked down the Boulevard, looked over the Van Reipen site and sized up the Winner property at Bergen avenue and Montgomery street. It is said that John Winner, the owner, does not want to sell. Each director lias his favorite site, and it is said that not more than two or three agree on the same site. Director Egbert favors the Harrison site. . The committee may report at the next meeting of the Board of Education. CQWS PERISH, HORSES SAVED Owner of the Barn in New Durham Suspects it Was Set on Fire. A barn owned by Milton Hoarlander, a milk dealer at Linden and Monument streets. New Durham, was burned at 12:30 o'clock this morning. Six cows perished. Horses and other live stock were rescued with great difficulty owing to the intense heat. Several firemen had narrow escapes. The owner suspects the fire was the work of an incendiary. The fire was discovered by a stable man employed by Hoarlander. An alarm was at once sounded, but, owing to the lateness of the hour, it was some time before the department arrived. The fire men confined their efforts wholly to the rescue of the live stock. They soon got tell horses out, but could not reach the cows. How the fire started is not known. A mail brought suit against Hoarlan der before Justice of the Peace Ruh yesterday to recover $14 which he claim ed was due him for a month's wages. Hoarlander had discharged him and re fused to pay a full month’s wages as the time was not up. Justice Rufi gave a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, for $11. He was not satisfied with the verdict, it is said, and claimed he should have been awarded the full amount. -« THE SERGEANT’S SHAVES. Barber David Sues McDevitt for Several Months Services. David David, the Carteret Club bar ber, whose shop is located in the Fuller Building, has brought suit against Police Sergeant Charles McDevitt, in the First District Court, to recover $11.25 for shaves and hair cuts. The case will be tried before Judge Crouse tomorrow. David alleges that McDevitt made a verbal contract to pay him $1.25 a month as compensation for keeping his hair nicely trimmed and face free from capil lary appendages. He claims that Mc Devitt let the bill run until it had as sumed what appeared to a tonsorial ar tist as barbarous proportions, and refused to pay. -« FIRE BOARD TO MEET. The Fire Board will meet tonight at headquarters on Bay street. Routine business will be transacted. BIG PARK PLANS. Fagan & Co. Talking of Spending $100,000 on New Sites and Im provements. LAFAYETTE SITE IMPROVEMENT Doubt as to Whether a Bon# Issue Will Prosper Any Better Than the Water Refunding Operation. Mayor Fagan and the Finance Conft missioners have been discussing the ques tion of appropriating monies for the im provement of public parks, and the ac quisition of additional property for park purposes. It is possible that the talk may develop into an appearance of ac tion at the Board of Finance meeting this afternoon. Among the propositions to be acted upon is one to appropriate $14,000 foil the improvement of the Lafayette Park. Mayor Fagan said thi9 morning that there remains $6,000 in the original La fayette Park fund, and that $14,000 id needed for the work of making the park a place of beauty. “If provision is made for the money,’* he said, “we will be in a position to be gin the work early next spring. It takes time to complete the preliminary work of preparing plans and advertising. Tho city could not accomplish much this fall in the direction of improving the park. The work would hardly be started befora it would be stopped by the winter weath er. We wan’t to get everything in shape so the work can be prosecuted early in the spring.’’ The Finance Commissioners and His Honor have almost come to the con clusion that the time is ripe for taking measures to purchase the aditiotial sited for River View Park in Hudson City. It has been suggested that it would be in order for the city to issue bonds to the amount of $100,000 for park pur poses. If this is done, the money for im provements and purchase of an addi tional park site will be drawn from this fund, as it is needed. The city could not float $500,000 worth of refunded water bonds a few weeks ago. It is not known when the Finance Commissioners will see their way clear to attempt to float the proposed $100,000 issue of park bonds. -• WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 1902.—Fore cast for tho thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M. Thursday:—Fair tonight and probably tomorrow; northeast winds. Hartnett’sRoport. Sept. 16. Deg. i 3 P. M.06 6 P. M.64 9 P. M.62 1 12 midnight.... 60 -♦ lept. 17. 6 A. M.. 9 A. M.. 2 noon... ine strong eat wen. sleep well, iook wen* The weak don’t. Hood’s Sarsaparilla makes the weak strong. -I'-'I..'.. .........1 -L1-""!* Choice selection of Cut Flowers and Funeral Designs, At COLE’S, the Florist, i No. 146 Newark Avenue. WILLIAM-DELANEY, Undertaker, successor to Brady & Delaney, removed to No. 2S0 First street, corner Newark avenue. _ JAMES J. MERRITT, Undertaker, No. 460 Grove street. Hudsou Tel. 289. R. H. DUFF, Undertaker, now at No, 544 Jersey avenue. WILLIAM J. MORAN, Undertaker, 147 Montgomery street. Tel. 347. GEORGE STEVENS, Undertaker, No. 605 Jersey avenue. Tel. 124. DIED CAWLEY—On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1902, at Christ’s Hospital, Michael Caw ley, aged 46 years. Funeral from his late residence, 219 Summit avenue. Notice of funeral hereafter. DOOLEY.—On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1902, Mary Theresa, aged 8 months, be loved daughter of John and Margaret Dooley. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of her parents, No. 245 Thir teenth street, on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 2 P. M. FEEHAN—On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1902, William, beloved husband of hta late Catherine Feehan. Relatives and friends are respectfully nivited to attend the funeral, from his late residence. No. 425 Henderson street, on Friday, Sept. 19. at 8 A. M„ thence to St. Mary’s R. C. Church, where a solemn mass of requiem will be offered for the happy repose of his soul. HAWKINS.—eMary A., wife of John A. Hawkins, aged 76 years. Funeral services will be held at her late residence. No. 309 Second street, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 9 P. M. Interment Greenwood. METZ.—On Sunday. Sept. 14, 1902, Robert Metz, aged 27 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend las funeral from his late resi dence. No. 19 Monitor street, on Thurs day. Sept. IS, at 9 A. M. ROW.—On Monday, Sept. 13, 1902, Annie I., wife of Joseph A. Row. Funeral from her late residence, No. 308 First street. Thursday, at 9 A. M.; thence to St. Boniface Church. Funeral private. SLATTERY—On Monday, Sept. 15, 1902. Mary J., widow of the lata Patrick Slattery. Relatives and friends, also members of Protection Lodge, No. 157, K. 'of L. of H., are invited to attend the funeral from her late residence. No. 63 Morris street, on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 1 P. M.