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ONE CENT ClUfcl, ONE CENT LAST EDITION. / l'AST E°IT,0M ~ vm XIV - \T> Anm ' THE JERSEY CITY NEWS. THURSDAY. SEPTKMBeFIs, 1902 PRICE ONE CKN'T. PARTISANSHIP RUNS RIOT Board of Finance Majority Orders an Election on the Single Head Street and Water Com mission. OUTRAGE ON THE PEOPLE Plan, If Adopted, Would Create a Fagan Machine With the Mayor as Abso lute Dictator. ^ - MERE GRAB FOR PATRONAGE; The Scheme Robs the People of all Protection for Conduct of Work or Expenditure of Money. RINGLE’S LAME EXCUSES Brock and Lembeck Solemnly ; Warn Their Colleagues Against Debasing Their > Office to Party Eads The Republican partisans in the Board of Finance, acting under the instructions of the G. O. P. bosses, voted at yester day’s meeting of the board to refer to the voters for their acceptance or rejec tion on election day an act passed by the Legislature last spring providing for the creation of a single beaded Street and Water Board Commission to be appointed by the Mayor, with all the power of the present elective board. The adoption of the resolution was made possible by the action of President j Jacob Ringle in changing his mind after j frequently asserting that he did not be lieve in depriving the people of their right j to elect members of such an important j municipal board and placing the power , cf appointment of the commission in the . hands of the Mayor. He had already giv en the Democratic Commissioners to un derstand that he would vote apiinst the resolution. • Commissioners P. Anthony Brock and Henry Lembeck, the Democratic mi nority. made a gallant stand in favor of the rights of the people. President Ringle attempted to, justify his position by declaring that he did not want to be a dictator by denying the peo ple the right to vote on the referendum clause in the new law. Commissioner Bacon expressed him self in a similar fashion and Commis sioner Perry had nothing to say. THE RESOLUTION. The resolution was as follows: Resolved. That in accordance with an act of the Legislature of New Jersey, approved April 11. 1902, and known as Chapter 258 of the Laws of 1902, entitled “An Act providing for the appointment of an officer to , be known as Street aud Water Com missioner in cities of the first class in this State and defining his powers aud duties,” the question of the ac ceptance or rejection of the sa'.d act be submitted to the voters of Jersey Citv at the election to be held on the fourth day of November. 1902. And be it further resolved. That the Clerk of this Board is hereby directed to deliver to the County Clerk of Hudson County a copy of the foregoing resolution, together with a copv of the approval thereof by the Mayor rtf Jersey City. The resolution was presented by Com missioner Bacon, one of Mayor Fagan’s appointees. } After it had been read by Clerk Kal aher, Mr. Brock arose and with much earnestness spoke against its adoption. MAJORITY WARNED. The Commissioner said:—“Before a vote is taken on this resolution, which I suppose will pass. I would like to state my objections. This resolution is bad policy. It is contrary to the rights of the people and the will of the people. This Board by passing this resolution refers the matter to the people, who will determine by their votes/if they want to continue electing their Street and Water Commissioners or want the Mayor to ap point one man. I don't fear the results for one minute. I warn the majority members of this Board that this is a political measure. The responsibility for it will rest your shoulders. You have decided whether or not you want to as sume it. You are responsible and the people will come back at you and show by their ballots the displeasure they feel at your action. “The law was passed to take from the Democratic party the Street and Water Board. The operations of that Board have been highly satisfactory to the people. Last spring when you elected your Mayor by a large majority the people elected a Democratic Street and Water Commissioner by a handsome ma jority. If this is not evidence of confi dence which t'he people have in the Street and Water Board, I don’t know how to more strongly impress upon you the point I mean to make. “The point may be made that it is left to the discretion of the people as to whether they want the Mayor to select a Commissioner or elect a Board. But again I say I don’t fear the result of a ballot on this question. Doesn’t it strike you that you are hurting yourself ns Republican Commissioners and members of your party.” Mr. Brock said that history had a habit of repeating itself. He referred to the passage of a law by Democrats ex tending the term of Jersey City’s chief executive and told how a Republican Mayor was elected. PEOPLE SATISFIED. Continuing, lie said:—“The people don’t want their rights disturbed. They are satisfied with the Street aud Water Board. Call to mind the condition of af fairs during the Wanser administration when this Board, then Republican, bought $200,000 worth of material, some of which is still in the Pipe Yard and may be never used. They bought mater ial that was not needed by the city. They put the city in debt for an enormous amount of money when they were going out of office. “I don’t assume that this resolution is a Republican act or is desired by the Republican party in Jersey City or that the Republican people of the city want it. I have never, in my conversations with Republicans, heard them express a desire for this act. I have never heard that the managers or so called active peo ple in the party wanted. BLAMES REPUBLICAN PRESS. “This is an act of the Republican Press of this city. This act was promot ed by the Republican press. Your Mayor didn’t pledge himself in favor of such an act. I understand that it was stated at a dinner that the Mayor favored it, but I don’t believe it. I believe it was passed through the influence of the Re publican press. They certainly ought to know that the people wouldn’t stand for it. “You may say that the people can de cide whether it shall be made to operate here. By voting on this resolution you cast to the winds the reputation you hold as a public servant. You throw away all that grand and splendid reputa tion you have acquired as an oflicinl of this city (addressing President Ilingle). I want to tell you. Mr. President, that this is a political measure and is not de sired by Republicans or Democrats. You know in your own mind that they don’t want it. CHANCE FOR ROGUERY. “The possibilities under this act for roguery and thievery are so large that it can be measured. If you elect a Mayor who would sacrifice his honor h^ could under the act appoint a man with* out honor who could plunge the city in debt from which it might never recover. This act puts no check on an official. He may order certain things done. The Mayor may veto it. The act says the Commissioner has all the powers of the present Street and Water Board. He could go to his clerk after the Mayor vetoed an act and say that he had over ridden t(ie veto. “I believe it would be a good thing if FAllliltB OF FAG F. Pavonia Brand of Fine Early June Canned Peas, for sale at nearly all good grocery stores, and wholesale at the D. E. Cleary Co.’s stores. * -. v* Try Bassett's Tuti Fruti and French Cream. we had one man at the head of the water department, but he should be elect ed by the people. When you, give the ap pointive power to a Mayor the possibili ties ore enormous. He might pass acts that would put the city in a jjosition where it would be bankrupt. “If the Republican members are ready to assume the responsibility we will have to submit. There is no honest Democrat in Jersey City who fears for one moment the result. You must take the responsibility.” ONE MAN TOWER. Commissioner Bacon slowly arose and said:—“This is the first time I had heard the notion that this act was a political one. It is not a question of politics. I'm not familiar with what the Democrat or Republican parties wish. Many people have said to me that the people should have a right to express themselves at the polls in this matter. It is giving them more rights instead of taking their rights away.” Commissioner Lembeck said there was great danger in one man power and re marked that it wouldn’t be safe to put too ltiuch power in the hands of some Mayors. He continued: “I’ll object to this act at the ballot box and will vote against it now because it doesn’t put a check on that man.” Mr. Brock said:—“I don’t question the honesty of the present Mayor. I don’t think that he would do anything of the kind. It is the future we have got to guard against. The fact tiiat this Board should lend itself to such possibilities— that’s what I fear.” RINGLE IS SORRY. The Democratic Commissioners intent ly gazed at President Ringle when he began to explain how he happened to change his mjnd. Mr. Ringle said:— “I have givei^this matter a great deal of thought. I had made up my mind to vote against it. If I did I would set myself up as a dictator. The Legislature says that this act must be put before the people. If I should say to the people, ‘You don’t know your business,’ what would they say? They would say that I was a dictator and arbitrary. I can not stand up and declare that the people at large can't be trusted and don’t know what they are doing or what they* want. I had made up my nSind not to vote for this resolution,; but decided to vote for it when I considered that the people should be the judges of what they want. “I’m sorry I’m in this position. Some of my best and warmest friends may think that I have not acted kindly towards them. If the act had been with out the referendum clause I would have been against it.” RINGLE WARNED. “You have changed your mind so sud denly,” said Mr. Lembeek, addressing President Ejugle, “that I am very much surprised. Yon gave me to understand that you would vote against it.” “It is your duty as an official of the city,” said Mr. Brock, “to consider seri ously before you place this burden on your shoulders. You say you don’t want to be a dictator. Y’ou understand the possibilities of such an act. In fact of all the possibilities, the dangers in which the city will be placed will be put on your shoulders. You are not a dictator. You are a guardian of the people's safety. The proposed commissioner can override the Mayor. Is this good Yiolitics? What will the people say to you? The reflec tion. will be cast on you. If you prefer to carry that, I have nothing to say.” Clerk Kalaher called the roll and ,fie resolution was adopted by a straight party vote. VERY BAD LAW Allan McDermott Shows How the Act Would Be Disastrous to This City. Mr. Allan McDermott, in speaking of the law authorizing the snigle-headed Commission, said this morning that he pointed out many defects in the bill in an opinion which he rendered to the Board of Works on April 15, last. He showed how the provisions of the act are the most extraordinary ever enacted in New Jersey for the government of muni cipal corporations. There is not a single safeguard provided for the city and a dishonest or ienompetent official could, under the provisions of the act, bind the city, “without resolution or ordinance,” in a hundred ways to pay unlimited sums of money; provided he did not exceed in any single instance the amount which may be expended without advertisnig for competition, he could contract debts with out number and without aggregate limit, and the city could be bound in th^ ab sence of provable fraud to pay. It was this practice of thus incurring municipal indebtedness Whieh brought Jersey City to the verge of bankruptcy twenty-five years ago and led to the enactment of the Lewis act. In short, this act confers unlimited control of the city treasury upon anyone to whom the Mayor chooses to turn over the parks, streets, sewers and water works of Jer sey City. The single Commissioner pro f-vided for by this act is not among those enumerated in the crimes act and he is not an officer recognized by the city charter. ““Is it not1 strange,” Mr. Mc Dermott asked, “that when the Legisla ture conferred upon this officer all t'her powers and duties it forgot to odd that i he should be subject to all the penalties prescribed for misconduct on the part of those for whom he is to be substituted.” “If this legislation had been entitled ‘An act to make the looting of cities of the first class possible, easy and safe,’ its scope would have been well defined.” Mr. McDermott also pointed out the defects in the act’s provision for the citizens voting upon it. He said:— “The provision that a voter may write his desire on a ballot applies, by the gen eral law, to only those cases where the authorities fail to provide printed ballots. “As the'County Clerk will have to pro vide ballots having both affirmative and negative propositions upon them,each bal lot will have the words “For the street and water commissioner aet of 1902” ind the words “Against the street and water commissioner act of 1992’ printed upon it. ‘The words ‘For’ and ‘Against’ cannot be printed in disconnection with the pro position, for the er&ure of either of these words would count for nothing under the aet of 1902, but would, 'bring a mark un authorized by law, render the ballot ille gal. So if the voter would erase one proposition it would net only destroy liis ballot, but would leave it as a matter of mere guess work as to which way he “So we have it that a ballot cannot be legally printed without both propositions and neither proposition can be legally in dicated or erased. If a voter should erase either proposition, the election officers would be criminally liable if they count ed the ballot for any candidate, and, so far as the proposition submitted was concerned, his erasure would amount to nothing.” faganjTline. Foregone Conclusion That the Partisan Mayor Will Endorse the Outrage. It is a foregone conclusion that Mayor Fagan will sign the resolution. His Honor said this morning: “I feel that a single headed commission is the remedy for the extravagance and unbusinesslike methods of the present board. A single commissioner would save enough money to build a new school every year. “The Board of Finance has made it possible to submit the matter to the peo ple. I hope they will take an interest in it, discuss it pro and con and on elec tion day be prepared to support me in giving the city an economical and bliness like administration.” Street and Water Commissioner Fer dinand Heintze said that he did not care to discuss the action of the Board of Fi nance. He remarked that he felt as sured the people had the utmost confi dence in the elective Democratic board, and would reject the proposition for a one man board with one man power. Commissioners Nolan, Iiauck and Sul livan and President Smith do not fear the results on election day, believing that the people are not prepared to surrender their rights of electing their own publi^ servants to one man—the Mayor—who can appoint whosoever he pleases. SOUPIT FINE MON. National Curlers Nfoet in Con vention and Elect Officers. ?At the Annual convention of the Grand National Club of America, held yesterday in New York City, Air. W. D. Edwards of this city, was elected presi dent, and Airs. .Tames Thaw, of Hoboken, vice president. These clubs answered the roll sail:— St. Andrews C. C., Thomas Nicholson; Empire City C. C., J. F. Conley; Cale donian C. C., A. W. Alker; Van Cort landt C. C., William Hogg; Alanliattan C. C., D. G. Morrison; Thistle C. C., J. H. Cockburn; Utica C. C., A. H. Alun sou; Boston C. C., John AIcGaw; Pater son C. C., Robert Smith; Jersey City C. C., W. D. Edwards; Yonkers C. C., Geo. W. Peene. The first business to create a stir was a resolution introduced by James F. Conley. It was that rinks should be composed of three instead of ofur play ers. Considerable discussoin followed the proposed change and its advantages and disadvantages were threshed out. But it was unanimously decided not to alter the present rule, and for some time yet four curlers will constitute a rink. The secretary read a long communica tion from the Royal Canadian Curling Club with regard to the approaching visit of the Scotchmen. It appears the visitors will be composed of twelve rinks. They will go to Canada first and will arrive in this vicinity some time in Feb ruary. They will also be invited to visit Boston. The secretary’s report was adopted and the treasurer’s report showed that the balance on hand is $25.1(5. The committee on district medal allo cation composed of John AIcGaw, Thos: Wigley, James E. Cockburn, Robert Smith and James Shaw, ..submitted the following schedule for 1902-03, which was unanimously adopted: U mpires. Brookline vs. Boston.Own Manhattan vs. Van Cortlandt. .Yonkers Jersey City vs. Ivanhoe, Paterson. . Newark Empire City vs. Tuxedo.Paterson St. Andrews vs. United, Paterson. .Own -Yonkers vs. Utica.Own Thistle vs. Newark.Jersey City Empire City vs. Caledonian Van Cortlandt The nomination for officers was then proceeded with, and the following were elected:—President, W. D. Edwards, Jersey City C. C.; first vice-president, James Thaw, Hoboken C. C.; second vice-president, Herbert Jacques. Brook line C. C.; treasurer, George W. Peene, Yonkers C. C.; secretary, W. H. Smith, St. Andrew’s G, C.: chaplain, the Rev. S. B. Rossiter, New York. Following the custom of the Associa tion, the thirty-sixth annual quoit match for the Bell emdal will be held at Van Cortlandt Park today at’ 1 o’clock. --•-. An Old and Well Tried Remedy. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething should always be used for children while .teething. *1. softens the gums, allays the naln. cures wind colic and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents per bottte. A COWARD'S BULLET t -- WiDiam Grady Way lays His Brave Wife and Shoots Her With Cruel De liberation. \ t I ■ '■ ■ • ■ — ? HER LIFE DESPAIRED OF His Drunken Habits Had Kept the Couple Severed For Three Years. i . i BLUFF ATSELF DESTRUCTION Assassin Had Brooded Over the Crime for Days— Policeman On Hand Just Too Lata Without a word of warning, Mrs. Rose A. Grady, a teacher in a North Bergen public school, after alighting from a car at the railway transfer station at Sum mit avenue and Congress street late •yes terday afternoon was shot by her hus band, William Grady. She is now in the City Hospital in a precarious condi tion. A bullet from a revolver of large calibre lodged in her neck. Grady turned the revolver upon his own head and was about to pull the trigger when Patrolman Nolan sprang toward him and snatched the revolver from his right hand. The wounded woman dropped to the pavement. Miss Louise Mullins, who teaches in the same school with Mrs. Grady, was accompanying her on her homeward trip. She swooned and fell over the prostrate body of Sirs. Grady. Miss Mullins is a niece of former Fi nance Commissioner John Mullins. Grady offered no resistance to his arrest by Patrolman Nolan. SEPARATED THREE YEARS. What led up to the shooting is not known. Grady and his wife had been separated for three years. He is a clerk in the Jersey City Post Office. She is a daughter of Bernard McCormick, jani tor of No. 1 School in York street. Police Captain John T. Kelly, is her uncle. They have a sou now three years old. Before her marriage Mrs. Grady was a school teacher. After the separation Mrs. Grady went to live with her parents at No. 174 Fourth street. Sooner than ask support from her husband she obtained employment as a teacher in one of the North Bergen schools. , OFTEN MET. Frequently during their separation they met upon the street. Usually these meetings were accidental. It is said that Grady frequently endeavored through friends to effect a reconciliation. These efforts were rebuffed. Grady has been boarding since the separation at No. 173 York street. In the post office he worked one week during the day and the next week at night. Recently it was noticed by Grady’s companions that he was growing morose and even careless in his habits, and drank heavily. After his night’s work at the post office yesterday he went to a Montgomery street saloon and had sev eral drinks. It was noticed by friends that he was in an angry mood. They re proached him. “I am thinking of something serious,” he said, “and prefer to be left alone.” He went into the street and was seen to board a Hoboken trolley car. SEEKS HIS WIFE. On her way home from North Bergen each day, Mrs. Grady changed cars at Summit avenue and Congress street, nt half-past three o’clock in the afternoon. Grady knew this. When he left the Montgomery street saloon and boarded a Hoboken car he was making for this point. Grady went to Wilbur’s saloon on a corner, from which he could watch the passengers going from one car to another. He saw his wife and Miss Mullins alight from a car inward bound from Paterson and North Bergen. THE SHOOTING. Grady ran from the saloon and walked rapidly toward the two women. Placing hisi^St ltftutl on his wife’s shoulder, with the other be drew a revolver, and before the ivonmh could say a word there was a report and she fell to the ground with a bullet in her heck. Grady looked at the prostrate woman v f ' and then aimed the muzzle of the revol ver at his own head. He was saved from committing a double tragedy by Patrolman Nolan’s swift action in seizing the revolver. WIFE IDENTIFIED GRADY. Patrolman Nolan took Grady to Police Headquarters shortly after the shooting. Chief Murphy questioned 'Grady closely but he refused to make any statement and acted in a sullen manner. Grady was turned over to Inspector Archibald, who with Patrolman Nolan and Chief’s Clerk William Robinson, took him to the City Hospital. He was taken to his wife’s bed and sat where she could see him. Inspector Arehibold asked Mrs. Grady:—"Do you know this man?” "Yes, he’s my husband.” “Did you see him before today.” “I did.” “Did lie do anything to you?” “I was changing from the Homestead car to the Summit avenue car when he came up to me and said, ‘I want to see you,’ and shot me.” “Do you make this statement believ ing you are going to die?” “Yes.” DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED. Drs. Buffett and Tuylor, who at tended Mrs. Grady, pronounced the wound a very dangerous one, but said there was a chance for her to recover. The doctors were unable to locate the bullet which remains somewhere in Mrs. Grady’s neck. In joing through the jaw it broke the root of a tooth and the up per part fell out. Chief Murphy has it. Grady’s friends in the lower section of the city all have a good word to say for him and express great surprise at his committing such a crime. The only reason that can be given for his action is the fact that for a -week or more he has been drinking heavily and he has appeared despondent. Grady’s record at the Post Office was good and he was well liked by fellow clerks. CHIEF’S STATEMENT. Chief Murphy said this morning:—“By six o’clock last night the police had one of the clearest cases of premeditated murder that has ever come to my knowl edge. Had Grady taken the statutes and studied the law relative to murder in the first degree he could not have com plied with it more closely. We have a number of witnesses to show that Grady waited about one hour, watching the passengers transfer from the different cars and then deliberately walked out and shot Mrs. Grady.” COAL ADVANCED Anthracite Is Jacked One Dollar Higher, or at $11. a Ton—Little in Stock. The price of anthracite coal has bean advanced again today. At local yards where it can be bought coal is selling for $11 a ton. The past few days the price has been $10. The Hudson Coal Company appears to be one of the few able to supply its customers on a small scale. At Oliver Perry’s yards on Pavonia avenue, the manager told a reporter for “The News” today that it was impossible to get and coal. “The price might just as well be $25 a ton as $11,” said he. The Pavonia Coal Company on Erie street, is charging $11 a ton, and, ac cording to Mr. M. J. Sweeney, the man ager, he canot get enough to supply his customers who need it most. A president of a local company said today he thought the price of anthracite coal would reach $15 a ton before the end of the week. -♦ HIS WAY TO PAY DEBTS Instead of Giving the Man a Dollar Pinkuski Struck Him. John Pinkuski, thirty years old, of No. 241 Wayne street, has a peculiar method of paying his bills, and to prevent his us ing this method again he was bound over to keep the peace this morning by Justice Hoos. Frank Smatinski, of No. 180 Thir teenth street, had Pinkuski arrested on a charge of assault and battery. Smatin sky claimed that Pinkuski owed him a dollar, and when he asked for it Pinkuski said he would give him a punch. Smat inski said, “Come on.” and receieved several slight ents from a glass wielded by Pinkuski. Smatinski did not get his dollar. I IftR PRlNUNli LETTER HEADS. Of BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. /"-s ENVELOPES. [ O' CIRCULARS. BACK BAM DEFI. Engineer Harrison Says Work at Parsippany Will Go on Until City t _ Stops It. " . & -— , Plana Are Not Defective But Are Those Selected and Approved by Author* ities. \ . > r Engineer Edlow W. Harrison, of the Jersey City Water Supply Company, in discussing the letter published in "The News,” yesterday, from Engineer Gar wood Ferris, respecting the suggested en largement of the darn at the Boonton reservoir, said:— “We have nothing more to reply to the city would lose $100,000 and not $30, that we have stated our position and the city has stated its side. We are go ing ahead with the construction work as usual and will continue to do so until the city stops us by injunction. That will bring the contract into court and we have no fear of the result.” CITY’S WARNING. In the letter alluded to Mr. Ferris warns the company that the plans for the back dam at Parsippany are defective and the work must not proceed. “Our plans were approved by the city and we are proceeding on the lines laid down in the specifications,” retorts Mr. Harrison. The local authorities say further that the city woul dlose $100,000 and not $30, 000 if the plans are executed, because they make no provision for a thicker dyke if needed, to which Mr. Harrison replied:— “The city knows what it can do' and be better, one for 50,000,000 gallons and one for 70.000.000. They elected for the smaller quantity and we are going ahead to construct it for that purpose. Our plans will not in anyway prevent an enlargement in the future, but 4hey are not going to undertake that at our expense. “The city knowns what it can do and we are perfectly ready to abide by the courts view of the contract. We have no controversy with the city. Our course is plain.” FREE UBRARnECTURES. Trustees Arranging an Illus trated Series for the Win ter Season. The Board of Trustees of the Free Public Library met last night and with the exception of the Mayor all the mem bers were present. Dr. L. J. Gordon made a preliminary report on the approaching lecture season. He is arranging a schedule for from 40 to 50 lectures, which will be delivered twice a .week through the winter. Most likesly Tuesday and Friday evenings will be days on which the lectures will be given. The Board resolved that they shall be illustrated and will be delivered by lead ing men of the country now available in that particular line. The date for the first/lecture was not set, the Board con sidering the weahter too warm yet for assembling a large audience. The lecture course will begin next month and the same plan as adopted last year will be followed this as to the announcements. They will be made a week ahead. The hall will be thrown open to the public at large and the doors closed when the available space is occupied. This means a case of first come, first served. WEST HOBOKEN LIBRARY. Mr. Carnegie Wants to Know When the Site will be Selected. A communication was received last night by the West Hoboken Town Council from Clerk Kowert of the Board of Trustees of the Free Public Library, stating that the trustees have been re quested by the representative of Andrew Carnegie ot advise him as soon as tho library* site has been purchased. Hence the Board of Trustees directs that the Council be notified that the board is ready to purchase the property offered hy Mr. George Alees. on the north side of High street for #3.750'and requests that the necessary fund be placed to the credit of that board. The communication was referred to the Committee of the Whole for con sideration next Monday evening. Mr. Carnegie offered to give a sufficient amount to erect a library building, pro vided the town would furnish a site. There has been much discussion over selecting the land. It is claimed by many members of the Council that the price asked for the land in Hi£fi street is in excess of its value. Several months have now elapsed since the offer of Mr. Carnegie was received and if the two boards spend much more time wrangling over the selection of a site it is feared he may withdraw it. BESSONJO RUN Young ! Hoboken Lawyei Will Be a Democratic Assembly Nominee. J. W. Rufus Besson, junior partner d the law firm of Lewis, Besson & Stev ens of Hoboken, who was mentioned if “The News” some time ago as a probablf Democratic nominee for Assembly, am nounced for the first time this morninf that he would be a candidate. “Yes,” he said to a reporter of “Thf News,” “I have been asked to be a candi< date and have decided to run. I am nof a politician and it will be my ’first ex> perienee.” Sir. Besson is a son of the late John Q Besson, who was a member of the Legis< lature from 1885 to 1886. He was borf in Hoboken and has lived in the city ali his life. He has a prosperous law prac tice and it is considered that he will make an extremely strong candidate. -* WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 1902.—Fore, cast for the thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M. Friday:—Rain tonight and prob. ably tomorrow; cooler; north winds. Hartn ett'sReport. Sept. 17. lies. 3 P. M...67 6 P. M.67 9 P. M.&4 12 midnight.... 59, -< Sept. 18. De*« 0 A ■ AX a*i* 6 X 9 A. M-64 12 noon.. 66 If you are losing appetite, lying awake nights, take Hood’s Sarsaparilla—it’s jU3t the tonic you need. Choice' selection of Cut Flowers andl Funeral Designs, At COLE’S, the Florist, No. 146 Newark Avenue. WILLIAM ^ELANEY,”Undertaker, successor to Brady & Delaney, removed to No. 280 First street, corner Newark « avenue. _ JAMES J. MERRITT. Undertaker, No. 460 Grove street. Hudson 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, Michael Cawley, aged 46 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, No. 219 Summit avenue, on Friday, Sept. 19. at 9:30 A. M.; thence to St. Patrick’s R. C. Church, where a solemn mass of requiem will be offered for the happy repose of his soul. CURNYN.—On Tuesday, Sept. 16. 1902, at his late residence, James, the be loved husband of Susan Curnyn (nee McGovern). Relatives and friends of the family, also the Holy Name Society of St. Mary’s Church, and Division No. 11, A. O. H.. are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence. No. 272 Second street, on Friday. Sept. 19, at 9 A. M.; thence to St. Mary’s R. C. Church, w’here a solemn high "mass of requiem will be offered for the happy repose of his soul. DONOHUE.—On Thursday, Sept. 18, 1902, Mary, beloved daughter of Ed ward and Margaret Donohue, age 1 year. Funeral from the residence of her parents. No. 245 Cornelison avenue, on Friday, at 2 P. M. •DINGLER.—Suddenly, m this city, on September 17, 1902, Andrew Ding ier. aged 55 years. Funeral services will be held privately at his late residence. No. 233 Third street, on Friday evening, September 19, at 7.30 o’clock. EGAN—On Thursday, September 18, 1902, Bridget, wife of the lata Stephen Egan, aged 74 years. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Saturday morning, 9 M., fromthe residence of her daughter, Mrs. Tnnn, No. 205 Arlington avenue; thence to St. Patrick’s Church, where a solemn high mass will be offered for the happy re pose of her soul. FEEHAN—On Tuesdny, Sept. 16, 1902, William, beloved husband of hta late Catherine Feehan. Relatives and friends are respectfully nivited to attend the_ funeral, from hi* late residence. No. 425 Henderson street, on Friday, Sept. 19, at 8 A. M., thenca to St. Mary’s R. C. Church, where a solemn mass of requiem will be offeree! for the happy repose of his soul. GRAY—In this city, on September 17, 1902, Catharine Gray, aged 48 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services ou Friday afternoon, September 19, at 2.30 o’clock, at her late residence, No. 395 Grand street. O’KEEFE—Jas. F„ at his late resi dence, No. 282 Grand street, oa Thursday, Sept. 18. Notice of funeral hereafter. REARDON.—On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1902, William A. Reardon, beloved husband of Bridget Reardon, nee Maniou, and sou of Michael and Mary Reardon, deceased. Relatives and friends, also Ever Faith ful Council. American Legion of Honor, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence. No. 10 Wayne street, on Saturday. Sept. 20, at 9 o’clock; thence to St. Peter’s Church, where a solemn high mass of requiem will be offered for the repose of her soul. WALSH—On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1902, Catharine, beloved wife of Ralph Walsh, aged 34 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her late residence. No. 35714 Henderson street, on Saturday. September 20. at 7:30 A. M. sharp: thence to St. Mary's ,1 R. C. Church, where a solemn mass of requiem will be offered for the happy re pose of her soul. WALTER.—On Wednesday. Sept. 17, 1902. at Christ Hospital, James W, Walter, aged 48 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence. No. 481 Central avenue, on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 1:30 P. M. Cremation at Fresli Pond, L. I. WILKS.—Mrs. Sarah A., at her resi dence. No*. 161 Newkirk street, Tues day. Sept. 16. 1902. aged 01 years. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend funeral Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. .