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ONE CENT LAST EDITION. TOL7Tfvr.-NO. 40977 THE JERSEY CITY NEWS, THURSDAY,-■ SEPTEMBER 25, 1902 tJMtT EDITION. ONE CENT LAST EDITION. PRICE ONE CENT7“^ COUIKS STOPS IT. Writ of Certiorari Holds Up the Single Head Street and Water Commission In famy, I’DEIHITl'S PETITION Great Democratic Lawyer Exposes the Unconsti tutionality of the Statute. RECORD’S PETTY TACTICS Fleas for Delay Which the Court Contemptuously Overruled—Hearing at Once. Justice Collins in the Supreme Court this morning granted a writ of certiorari to enable Congressman Allan L. Mc Dermott to test the validity of the Fagan single-headed Street and Water Board act in the Supreme Court. The appli cation for the writ was made by Mr. McDermott on behaif of C#Ionei Robert G. Smith, president of the present Street and Water Board. In allowing the rule, Justice Collins stated that the writ would not act as a stay, but that he would make it returnable before the Supreme Court at Trenton tomorrow, so that an early date could be fixed by the court for the argument. Mr. McDermott informed the court that he was prepared to go on with the argument tomorrow, but Corporation Counsel Record, who appeared for the Fagan administration, surprised lawyers and spectators in the court room by say ing that he was not quite prepared to argue the question at an early date. FAGAN FIGHTS FOR DELAY. It soon became apparent that delay was the object which the Fagan contin gent sought, but Mr. McDermott was not to be caught napping. He immediate ly suggested that Mr. Record make appli cation to the branch of the Supreme Court sitting at Trenton tomorrow to fix a date next week to hear argument of counsel. Mr. Record reluctantly ac quiesed to the proposition. The act which Mr. McDermott seeks to have declared unconstitutional is the single headed Street and Water Board act, which was passed by the last L<egis latnre at the dictation of Mayor Paean, who seeks to oust the present Street and Water Board Commissioners, con sisting of five Democrats. The Board of Finance recently adopted a resolution to submit the act to a popular vote at the ensuing fall election and it is upon this resolution that the application for a writ of certiorari was made this morning. Congressman McDermott was accom panied in court by his son Walter, who nominally made the application. The lat ter made the argument for the writ while his father sat behind him nnd followed Ills arguments with interest mining sug gestions whenever he deemed it neces sary. Corporation Counsel Record was as sisted by Corporation Attorney John Wahl Queen, who listened to the pro ceedings with interest but took no part in the argument. REASONS FOR THE WRIT. In his opening argument young Mr. McDermott stated that the reason why the applicant—Coionel Robert G. Smith — ;ought a writ of certiorari was because the single-heai'd Street and Water Board Act of fto2 was unconstitutional and defective in many respects. First, he claimed, the title of the act was mis leading and defective because it did not adequately express the objects of the act. It provided for a siftgledieaded Commis sioner to take the place of five members elected by the people and gave the single Commissioner power to take control now vested ia the present Board. This, he contended, was one of the unconstitut ional features of the act. He delivered a lengthy argument to sustain such contention. Another reason assigned for- seeking to have the net v declared unconstitutional was that there was mi proper scheme of fered in the act to submit it to the peo ple for their approval. The act merely stated, Mr. McDermott contended, that tb? words “For” and “Against” should be printed on the ballot with the title 6f the act beneath those. No provision was made for erasures, and if a voter made any mark on the ballot it could be construed as a marked ballot. He claim ed that the act was defective inasuch as it made no provision for erasures. DEFECTIVE ELECTION SCHEME. The Congressman'then took a hand in the proceedings at this point and in formed the court that if the single headedCoinmissioner act was valid it would probably result in many Republi cans losing their votes. He stated that the general election law of 1892 directed the County Clerk to have 250 ballots printed for each 100 votes at last general election. If two sets of ballots were printed—one containing the word “For” and another the word “Against”—there would not be sufficient ballots to go around, as no more than 250 ballots could be printed for each 100 voters. Two kinds of tickets would necessarily have to be printed if the new act was held to be constitutional, as the act made no provision for mgrked ballots. Mr. McDermott stated that in nearly all propositions submitted to the people not more than 4 per cent, of the vote was ever polled on any proposition. In closing he declared that the act was un constitutional because it was special legislation. It was only applicable to cities of the first class now existing but made no provision for cities that may hereafter enter the list of first class cities having over 100.000 population. RECORD’S WEAK ARGUMENT. When Mr. McDermott concluded his argument Mr. Record took up the cudgels for the Fagan crowd by con tending that the act was undoubtedly constitutional and that he could see no good reason why an application should be made for a writ. The act, he said, provided for a single-headed commis sioner to take the place and perform all the duties now performed by the pres ent Democratic Board and that was ali there was to it. Its provisions were not confined exclusively to the existing cities of the first class, but all other cities that may enter into that class. All nrst class cities could take advantage of the act. Regarding the constitutionality of the act, Mr. Record said there was nothing in the constitution which stated how a measure should be voted for by the peo ple. It was under the general election law of 1892 that such measures were submitted to the people. If such law provided how a ballot could be marked it was legal and could not be construed as a marked ballot. Under the existing law, he contended, no voter could go astray when voting on any proposition. It was the right of the voter to vote “for” or “against” any proposition sub mitted to the people. SUGGESTS FOUR PROPOSITIONS. Mr. Record then explained to the Court the various ways the County Clerk could print the ballots and at the same time comply with the law. He said that he had four propositions to suggest to the County Clerk for printing the ballots. Justice Collins cut off Mr. Record’s argument at this point by stating that there was undoubtedly debatable ques tions involved in the act for the Su preme Court to pass upon. For that rea son he said he would grant a writ re turnable at Trenton tomorrow without a stay. “With proper expedition,” said the Court, “argument on the writ can be heard by the branch .court, and a deci sion reached at an early date.” It was here that Mr. McDermott an nounced that he was willing to pro ceed .with the argument tomorrow, but Mr. Record pleaded that he was not pre pared to urge his side until next week. In closing, Mr. McDermott said that a single-headed Commissioner could not be held responsible criminally for exceeding appropriations, and that after November, if the act was approved by the people, he would have exclusive control of a sev en million dollar water contract. He termed the act as being vicious legislation and declared that during the approaching campaign he would advise the people not to mark their ballots under any circum stances. HER HUSBAND SENT TO JAIL William de Boyen, of No. 60 Webster avenue, was arraigned this morning in the Second Criminal Court before Judge Murphy on complaint of his wife, Ka therine De Bojon on a charge of atroci ous assault and battery. The wife told Judge Murphy her hus band had been without work and had beat her and used her earnings for drink. She said he struck his stepson with a bottle. De Bojon was given six months. ‘Desiring expedition, neat wor/c and . . . accuracy ...... in the printing of Should use the . . . prompt deiiverg and moderate ...... price service of the The Democratic enrollment will take place today between the hours of 4 P. M. and 9 P. Mr. No Democrat whose name does not appear on the enrollment books on the night of the primaries can have an opportunity to take part in the selection of the candidates who will lead their party to victory on election day. It is the first duty of every good Democratic citizen to take the trouble to enroll; second, to vote for his personal choice of candidates at the primaries, and third, to cast his ballot for the party’s regular nominees on November 4. So much interest has bene manifested in tlie forthcoming primaries which promise a fair field and a fair race to all, that it is expected there will be a big outpouring at the places of enrollment tills afternoon and evening. WITNESSES AGAINST YOUNG Chief Murphy’s Report in Re gard to the Pulitzer Murder. Chief Murphy yesterday sent Captain Titus a brief, showing exactly what evi dence can be furnished by him when William Hooper Young is brought to trial for the murder of Mrs. Anna Pulitzer. The Chief has the names of three wit nesses who saw Young at 10.13 on the night the body was deposited in the canal within four hundred feet of the entrance to the Plank Rotld. He was in the buggy described by Evans, the liv eryman. and had a trunk beside him. The same witnesses say they saw him re turning about an hour later. Patrolman Lynch says he saw the same man in the same rig on his way to the ferry. When Lynch saw him it was in the glare of an electric light and Lynch feels confident of identifying him among a thousand men. The weight found around the body of Mrs. Pulitzer is still in Chief Murphy’s possession and will be delivered to the proper authorities when wanted. CAN’T FOOL THIS COURT. Recorder Lazarus, 9f Bayonne, disciplines Refractory Complainants. Police Recorder Hyman Lazarus of Bayonne this morning made an example of several men and women who had made formal complaints before him and then objected to proceeding with exami nations. The litigants calmly told Re corder Lazarus when tlieit cases were called that the troubles had been settled out of court.. The judge refused to be governed by the private arrangements of people who" were trying to use the eourt. Mrs. Fannie Kapeloff, of No. 75 West Twenty-sixth street, had been arrested upon eompAnint of Jennie Kaplaw, charged with notoriously disorderly con duct. The complainant objected to any hearing, saying the case had been settled. Last night a young man told the judge the case was settled and said he wanted to make the court a little present. Re corder Lazarus indignantly refused the present and collared the youth and shook him vigorously. Both sides were com pelled to testify, the court placing the defei dant under bonds to keep the peace. A Lagrant case was that of Joseph E. Vansky against Joseph Muskroft, of No. 78 East Twenty-first street. The charge was disorderly conduct. Vansky re fused to prosecute, but was disciplined. Paul Jastrap was accused by the court of interfering and keeping the interested parties away from court. Jastrop him self refused to obey a subpoena and was severely reprimanded. Vansky admitted accepting $5 from Muscroft in settlement of the case. The defendant was fined $10 and the complainant $5. -• BOQUET FOR B.& L.DIREGT0R8 Mrs, Dominic Delighted Over Dis posing of Mortgage. The Board of Directiors of the Excel sior Mutual Building and Loan Associa tion Series No. 2 have received a large bouquet of carnations and roses with the compliments of Mrs. F. R. Dominic, one of their members. She has just been able to pay off her mortgage through the as sociation. -« ROBERT EDGAR DEAD. Robert Edgar, fifty-six years old, a well known resident of the Hudson City section, died at five o’clock this morning at his home No. 257 Hutton street. He had been ill for some time. He was com mander of George A. Thomas ost G. A. R., and a member of many other organ izations. He leaves a widow, three sons and three daughters. --« 3: ATT1S11S Of fJLCX. Pavonla Brand o£ Fine Early June Canned Peas, for sale at nearly all good grocery .tore*, aid wholesale at the D. E. Cleary Co.'a .tores. Try Bassett's Tutl Frutt and French Cream. MRS. COSTELLO'S GREAT SORROW Death Claims Husband and Babies and the Widow Is Penniless. ORDERED TO MOVE OUT Dispossess Warrant Held Back a Day or So Will Now Be Enforced. Mrs. Thomas F. Costello, of No. 86 Harrison avenue, within a week has been made a widow, has lost two children, and is now to be dispossessed from her humble home for non-payment of rent. Thomas Costello died eight days ago in the City Hospital. He had been a motorman, but the loss of his position had caused his mind to give way and he died as a result. The widow at home with seven chil dren, the eldest of whom is on y ten years of age, had not the time to spare to see the remains of her husband lowered into the grave. She was needed at home, where her youngest child, a few months old, was seriously ill. The little one died forty-eight hours after its father breathed his last. DISPOSSESS WARRANT. Half an hour after the child expired, Constable “Joe” Locke of the Second District Court called to serve Mrs. Cos tello with a dispossess warrant. His heart was touched, however, by the scene of misery, and instead of putting the fatherless family on the street he bought food for. them and returned the disposses warrant to court. The landlord’s agent, James A. Simp son, promised Judge Parker to make ar rangements for a home for the destitute family, but yesterday called at the Sec ond District Court and asked for the return of dispossess writ. ANOTHER BART DIES.^ Last night Mrs. Costello’s three-year old baby died. The unfortunate woman will be put on the streets today or to morrow unless speedy relief is given her. Whet is to be done with the dead babe she does not know. Real Estate Agent Simpson said this morning that the owner of the premises wanted the rent or possession, and that he had nothing else than follow the in structions of his employer. -♦ WEEHAWKEirSNEW SCHOOL Board of Education Provides for the Erection of An Addition to No, 2, The Weehawken Board of Education last night decided to purchase the land, issue bonds and receive plans for the ad dition to School No. 2, which the resi dents of the town authorized by their votes last month. After the resolutions relating to the matter was introduced in the Council there was a lengthy discus sion upon 'the best means of raising the money necessary for the improvement. Trustee Roehr said that the date for the issuing of the bonds had not been insert ed in the resolutions because the money would not be needed before 1903. A discussion over 'the money for the site came up, and it was finally decided to take the $8,400 required from the sink ing fund and pay it back as soon as the bonds were sold. A proposition was made that the com petition for furnishing plans for the new building should be confined to local ar chitects and propitated another discus sion. It was finally decided to build a ten-room addition with an assembly room and open the submission of plans to all architects. Messrs. Bard and Seigel were appointed a committee to look after the issuing of the bonds. EXCELSIOR B. & L. . The Excelsior Mutual Building and Loan Association, series No. 2, held their weekly meeing last night in its rooms. No. 578 Summit avenue. The receipts for the week amounted to $1,010.55. Two small loans were made, one of $800 and the other of $400. » After the meeting the large bouquet received by the board was presented to Mr. R. Brown, the president^ -♦ HI^SANITY QUESTIONED. John Lee, forty-two years old, of No. 155 Montgomery street, was committed to the county jail for ten days by Judge Hoos this morning, to await examination as to his sanity by Dr. Converse. He was committed on the application of his wife, who fears he will harm himself or her. -« VETERAN LEGION ENCAMPMENT On October 5, 6 and 7 the Erie Rail road will sell excursion tickets to Chi cago, 111., and return at rate of $19 for the round trip, good to return until Oc tober 10. Through trains leave Jersey City 2:45 and 9:30 P. M. For sleeper reservations apply to C. E. Ross, foot Pavonia avenue. ‘ Killed by a KinJ . The wife of a potter named Braemer, ni Velten, hus died througFAussing her dead child. She, contracted Silobd' poison ing, which proved fata1 CENTRAL APPEALS Railroad Co. Asks Redaction of $1,199,000 on Its Assessment for 1901. STATE BOARD HERE OCT. 3 North Baptist Church Trus tees Want Three Years’ L Taxes Cancelled on the Parsonage, y _ The State Board of Taxation will meet at the City Hall on October 8 to hear appeals from propAty owners who Relieve that their holdings have been over-assessed for taxing purposes. ) So far three hearings have been sched uled where the property on which re ductions are requested is situated in Jersey City. The Central Railroad of New Jersey has formally protested against the as sessment of $1,003,000 for the year 1901 on block 2,154, lot 22, situated in Com mnnipaw avenue. It requests that the assessed valuation be cut down to $749, 000. The company also appeals from an assessment of $771,000 levied against lot 1,497, on New York Bay, and says that $420,000 would be a fair and just valuation. CHURCH SEEKS RELIEF. I The trustees of the North Baptist Church, Jersey avenue and Fourth street, have asked the State Board to cancel the assessment levied against the land and building at No. 289 avonia avenue, for the years 1899, 1900 and 1901. They claim that as the building is used as a parsonage and therefore is church prop erty it is exempt from taxation. William Daugherty expects to be al lowed to explain why he thinks a build ing at Henderson and Morgan streets was over-assessed at $o,000 in 1901. He says that §3,000 would be a proper valu ation. TAX BOARD MEETS. The Jersey City Tax Board had a business meeting at its office in the City Hall this morning with President Robert J. Hoos in the chair, and Commissioners Degnan and Lindsay making motions. They passed the usual batch of claims and salary warrants. The Commissioners informally dis cuseed their long drawn out task of re adjusting their assessments in order to made the grand totals tally with the re port which the Republican members filed with the County Board for the Equalization of Taxes. Messrs. Degnan and Linsay are get tin gray headed over their strenuous ef forts to make things come out even. They are now fearing what will hap pen when the State Board of Taxation is called upon to pass on their work for the year 1902-3. It is known that a vigorous fight will be made by the cor porations, whose assessments have been jacked up, to secure a reduction of the valuations. If they are reduced to any extent Jer sey City may find itself confronted by a serious problem. -» HIGH SCHOOL SITE. Board of Education’s Committee Said to Favor the Harrison Property. At a meeting of the Board of Educa tion tonight it is expected that a pre liminary report of some kind will be re ceived from the committee appointed to make a hunt for a High School site. It is known that the members are divided in their preferences, although a mapority of them are said to be in favor of the Harrison site. Principals and teachers for the even ing schools will be selected by the board this evening. -♦ Singing School for Thrashes. Find a family of wood thrushes and carefully note what takes place. The old male thrush will sing the sweet song in loud, clear, flute-like notes once, and then stop to listen while the young birds try to imitate the song. Some will utter one note, some two. Soem will utter a coarse note, others a sharp note. After awhile they seem to forget their lesson and drop ont one by one. When all are silent the old thrush turns up again and the young thrushes repeat their efforts, and so it goes on for hours. The young birds do not acquire the full song the first year; so the lessons are repeated the following spring. I take nmny visitors into the woods to enjoy the first thrushes’ singing school and all are convinced that the song of the wood thrush is a matter of education pure and simple.—Forest and Stream. Walking Calendars. In Siam every woman is a walking cal endar. On Sunday red silk with a parure of rubies is worn; Monday brings a silver and white dress and a necklace of moon stones; Tuesday is dedicated to light red, with coral ornaments; Wednesday is de voted to green, with emeralds; Thursday sees a display of variegated colors, with cat’s eyes; Friday the lady is arrayed in pale blpe, with flashnig diamonds, and Saturday in oinre sombre, darker blue, with sapphires to match. -♦ An Old ud Wall Tried Remedy. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup tor children teething should always be used tor children while teething. It softens the gums, allays the palii. cures wind colic and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-flve cents per bottl*. ' MR. DAVIS TO OPEN FAIR St. Paul’s Evangelical Church Plans for Festal Week In * October. A bazaar will be given by St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church October 11 to 18 in the Avenue House. Tax Col lector Robert Davis will open it. ' Those in charge of the bazaar are:— President, the Rev. Friedrick Holter: Recording Secretary, Mr. H. Apurann; Financial Secretary, Mr. Robert Jensen; Treasurer, the Rev. Mr. Holter.. The Committees are:—Press, Mr. Robert Jensen and Mr. Holter; Floor, Mr. Vogts, Mr. H. Freund, Mr. Chris tian Blaich, Mr. A. Laabs, Mr. Freder ick Dietz and Mr. C. Flugge; Wheel of Fortune, Mr. H. 'Apurann and Mr. Geo. Trefs. Tables will be in .chacgfl.ot. dent of the Ladies’ Society, assisted-by Mrs. Wilhemina Vogts, vice-president; Mrs. Wilhemina Wingerodt, Mrs. Meta Seewers, Mrs. Frohbose, Mrs. Dammns chay. Mrs. Henrietta Thiele, Mrs. Chris tina Peters. The Young Ladies’ Society will have charge of the flower table. The young ladies are:—Misses Annie Jochen, Annie Barth, Minnie Fortmann and Marie Lindauer. The Confirmation Society will have a table also. Miss Elizabeth Ruempler is 1 chairman of the society. -♦ BOLBO’S TRADE CHECKED Scissors Grinder Too Noisy With Bell and Bugle—Had $322 in His Pockets. Peter Bolbo, of No. lOf Mott street, New York City, was arrested today charged with ringing a bell and blowing a horn. But that’s Peter’s business, at least he uses these articles as a means of advertising his trade, that of scissors grinder. Patrolman De Clark of the/ Seventh Precinct police, while oil his beat at Ber gen Square this morning, whs startled by the bugle and the ringing of bells. “What means this unseemly noise at such an hour?” he questioned himself. “Why it’s not ten o’clock yet and fash ionable Bergen will be aroused from its bheauty slumber.” Finding Bolbo the patrolman rushed at him and ordered him to “come along.” Bolbo protested he had done no wrong, but he had to go to the Montgomery street station house. A roll of bills and small change amounting to $322.17 was found in Bol bo’s pockets. He was charged with violating a city ordinance. AFRO-AMERICAN INTERESTS Conference Will Open Tonight in St. Mark’s A. M. E, Church. The Afro-American Historical and Educational Conference will meet tonight in St. Mark’s A. M. E. Church, Mon mouth uear Eighth streets. Addresses will be made by Bishop Alexander Wal ters, Dr. George E. Cannon, Counselor Spraggins. W. B. Reed, Rev. Mr. Ash ley of Bethel A. M. E. Church and Rev. W. Augustus Fitch, pastor of St. Mark’s Church. The object of the organization is the moral elevation of the colored race and plans fodr the furtherance of this object will be discussed. Delegates from all the branches of the society will be present. MUSTN’T SIT ON FAGAN’S STEPS. John Skelly of No. 50 Montgomery stret, was arrested yesterday morning and held as a disorderly person. He was sitting on the City Hall steps at the time of his arrest. This morning he fold Judge Hoos that he was sick at the time and not drunk. He was discharged. -« TWO MONTHS FOR ASSAULT. Because David O’Keefe, white, of No. 312 Grand street, would not buy Philip Webb, of No. 315 Grand street, black, a drink, according to O’Keefe, Webb hit him with a beer glass. O’Keefe had Webb arrested and Judge Hoos sent him to the county farm for two months. PAMPHLETS PROGRAMMES. CATALOGUES. A} BY-LAWS. LETTER HEADS BUSINESS CARDS BILL HEADS SAD DESTITUTION Pathetic Story of The Holloway Family’s Deplorable Con dition. The attention of the Weeha*wken Board of Education was last night called to the sadly neglected condition of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hollo way, of No. 205 Hackensack Plank road, by Principal F. A. Balsh, of School No. 2. “The children are twins, and are eight years old,” said Mr. Balsh, in his com munication to the Board. “They have not had twenty days schooling and some hting should be done to compel their mother to send them to school. Her ex cuse for not sending 'them is that she has no clothes for them. An older boy was taken away from school when only twelve years of age and sent to work when he was getting along nicely. He did not have over two years schooling. “The twins are likely to grow up in ignoramr, despite the fact that they are bright children, and I think the Board should take some action in the matter.” The communication was received, but no action was taken relative to the chil dren. The neighbors of the Holloways say that Mrs. Holloway is a hard-working, indnstrious woman, and that she'does her best to keep a home over their heads. | l’he husband, they say, does very little work and spends what money he earns on drink. . As a consequence the family suffers at times for the necessities of life. FUN FORTHE DUCK. Dives, Swims and Always Keeps at a Safe Distance, Three men in a boat amused a large crowd of persons yesterday in their ef forts to catch a duck that was swim ming in the Xew York Bay at the foot of Chapel avenue. The crowd had gathered to watch baptisms, which did not take place yes terday afternoon. A crowd of young fellows spied the luck, and a fussidale of stones followed the discovery. It was amusing to see the duck dive every time a stone came near it from the shore. At last three men put out in a boat from the float of John Barues and made a determined effort to catch the bird. The chase lasted half an hour, the duck apparently having lots of fun. Several times the men came within a few feet of the duck, but each time it dove and came up some distance from the boat. The men a last gave it up and the duck swam ashore in the meadows and disappeared. “ROT, RUBBISH AND BOSH” Another “Journal” Balloon Story Punctured. Another of the “Journal’*” hot-air balloon stories was punctured today. Yesterday the paper went into spasms over a strike among the Pennsylvania Railroad Company’s ferryhands and gravely stated that the boats would all be tied up on October 1. The hands wanted, according to the spirit of the article. $1,000 a month. 1 hour a day’s labor, their wages sent home on Satur days, and an automobile trip every Sun day. A high official of the company, who certainly knows what he is talknig about, simply remarked when his attention was directed to the story:— __ “Rot, rubbish and bosh.” -* PAYING FORHIS PRANK. Young McGrath Hold for Tossing a Firecracker in a Saloon. . William McGrath, eighteen years old, if Xo. 24414 First street, was held for the Grand Jury by Judge Hoos yester lay. The bonds were placed at $400. McGrath, on the Fourth of July, threw 1 giant firecracker, it is alleged into the mloon owned by James Burris at Xo. iol Grove street. The cracker exploded find when the smoke cleared away it was found that the bootblack employed by Burns would have to go to the hospital. A large plate-glass window also was broken. McGrath was not found by the police until Tuesday evening last. He was ar rested and held on two charges, assault and battery and malicious mischief. CAMPAIGN NOTES. An important meeting of the recently organized Young Men’s Democratic Club will be held at their temporary headquarters at the Junction, on Satur day evening, at 8 o’clock. John Sullivan, a young man prominent in St. Michael’s Club and a resident of the Horseshoe district, is a candidate for the Democratic nomination of Justice of the Peace in the Second ward. Miah J. Sweeney, a members of the Catholic Club, and active in amateur theatricals, has been mentioned as a candidate for Excise Commissioner on the Democratic ticket in the event of the Excise Board becoming an elective body. The Democratic Committee of the Sec ond ward will met tomorrow evening in the clubhouse of the Second Ward Demo cratic School. Xo. 228 Erie street. It is thought that the committee will decide on an Assembly candidate. Lawyer William D. Kelly appears to have the committee or the greater part with him. He is popular and well known throughout the county. FIRE IN THE BANK Title Co.'s Mortgage Bonds for $150,000 Go Up in Smoke. OF INCENDIARY ORIGIN, TOO Distinguished Financiers As< sist at the Sacrifice With Considerable Satisfac tion. There was a fierce fire in the Firaf National Bank Building this morning, of incendiary origin, and in a few minutes $150,000 worth of securities of the N. J* Title Guarantee and Trust Co., went ufl in smoke. Those who caused the fire and watched its progress with considerable satisfac tion were:—President E. F. C. Young, of the First National Bank; President J. E. Hulshizer, of the N. J. Title Guarantee and Trust Co.; Vice-President John A. Walker, of the Dixon Crucible Company; Lawyers William H. Corbin and J. D. Bedle, and Mr. Frank H Earle. MR. WALKER’S LITTLE JOKE. Shortly after ten o’clock these gentle* men met in the bank parlor. Mr. Hul shizer had a big package with him con taining the bonds. Led by President Young, they all went down stairs to the boiler room. The engineer opened the doors of the furnace, and in went the bonds. It was all over in a few min utes. “We’ve burned enough to buy a few tons of coal,” remarked Mr. J. A. Walk er, with a sly look at the member of the firm of Mackay, Young & Co. PRES. HULSHIZER’S POLICY. When the Title Company was started some years ago it issued four series of mortgage bonds, which were in the usual way hypothecated to trustees. There were $1,100,000 of these outstand ing. Whenever President Hulsliizer could get hold of them he bought them up and in this way redeemed $150.uou worth of these securities, leaving $950, 000 still out. In the course of time they Will be snapped up and treated in the same fashion as the $150,000 were this morning. "I haven’t been arrested yet for the incendiary fire,” gieefeHy remarked President Hulshizer. who enjoyed the proceedings immensely. -♦ WEATHER INDICATIONS. NEW YORK. Sept. 25. 1902.—Fore cast for the thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M. Friday:—Rain tonight and prob ably tomorrow; east winds. Hartnett'sReport. Sept. 24. Deg. 3 P. M. 02 6 P. M.0C 9 P. if. 00 12 midnight.... 59 Sept. 25. Deg. ! 6 A. M.53 9 A. M.55 !12 noon.56 ! ■ i A Niagara Industry. One of the most important industries attaching to the cheap power now pro duced by Niagara is the electrical tear ing apart of the molecule of common salt, resulting in the formation of caus tic soda and bleaching powder. -»-— For pimples, blotches, bad complexion. Hood's Sarsaparilla is the medicine to take—> it has established this fact. Choice selection of Cut Flowers and Funeral Designs. At COLE'S, the Florist, No. 140 Newark Avenue. JAMES J. MERRITT, Undertaker, No. 400 Grove street. Hudson Tel. 'S9. R. H. DUFF, Undertaker, now at No* 544 Jersey avenue. WILLIAM J. MORAN. Undertaker, 147 Montgomery street. Tel. 347. GEORGE STEVENS. Under'aker. No. 005 Jersey avenue. Tel. 1114. DIED BUXCE—On Sept. 23. 1902, Emma C. Bunce. aged 57 years. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral on Friday. Sept. 26. at 11 A. M., from her late residence, 199 Cambridge avenue. Interment Weehawk en Cemetery. EDGAR.—On Thursday. September 25, 1902. after a lingering illness, Rob ert. beloved husband of Sarah II, Edgar, aged 56 years. Relatives and friends, also Geo. II. Thomas Post, G. A. R.. are respectfully! invited to attend the funeral from Ilia late residence, Xo. 257 Hutton street, on Sunday, Sept. 28, at two o'clock P. M. EXGEL.—On September 24, 1902. Liz zie, beloved wife of Adam Engel,' age 31 years and 11 months. Relatives and friends are invited to at tend the funeral from her late residence, Xo. 105 Beacon avenue, on Friday, Sept. 26. at 2 P. 11. LEMMERHAX—On Tuesday. Sept. 23. 1902. Henry .1.. the beloved husband of Lizzie 11. Lemmerman. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at his late residence, Xo. 414 Bergen avenue, on Thursday evening, Sept. 25, at 7.30 P. M. SMITH.—On September 25. 1902, Joseph Smith, aged 39 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, Xo. 162 Freemont street, on Saturday at 10 A. II.; thence to St. Bridget's R. C. Church, where a solemn mass of requiem will be offered for the repose of his soul. WI'XCKLER.—On Tuesday, September 23. 1902. Emilie, beloved wife of Anton IVinckler, at the home of her son. Henry C. IVinckler, Xo. 134 Ogden avenue. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services at 2 P. M. on Friday. Sept. 26. WOODS.—On Wednesday, September 24, 1902, Harold D. Woods, age 21 years. Funeral will be held on Friday. Sept. 26, from George Stevens’s burial parlors, Xo. 605 Jersey avenue.