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STORY \pudson County’s President . Mis What the W. C. T. U. Has Done and Should Do, NEED OF INTELLIGENT WORK Saloons Everywhere Like Pla gue Spots Spreading Dis ease and Crime—Pulpit and People Must Help. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Hudson County held its fif teenth annual convention today in the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Hoboken. The morning session opened at ten o’clock with the usual devotional exercises led by Sister Laura, and with Mrs. Story, president, in the chair. Roll call was responded to with scraps of scripture, thirteen unions reporting pres ent. Mrs. T. J. Kennedy, secretary, read the minutes of the executive meetings, after which the committees on various things were appointed and the assem blage was regaled by a series of super intendent’s reports on anti-narcotics, flower missions, health and heredity. Sab bath observance, legislation and petition, social meetings, railroad men, purity and the press. Mrs. Emma Bourne, State President, gave a bible reading and short talk and Mrs. Meade led in noontide prayer, after which the convention adjourned to par take of luncheon, served by the ladies of the church in the Church parlors, Wash ington street. The feature of the afternoon session was Mrs. Story's annual address as president, in which she urged the need of more intelligent work and made a strong plea for each union to do better depart ment work for the ensuing year. “The time has arrived,” said she, “for the harvesting of results from the year’s work of the Woman's Christian Temper auce Union of Hudson County, .silently, steadily and perseveringly we have la bored. sometimes discouraged, frequent ly strengthened, abounding in faith for the ultimate victory which we hope is not far off. We are workers in a cause considered the most hopeful of all, the overthrow of the liquor power. It is an unpopular reform. The power behind the liquor traffic is gigantic, but do we not see the clouds of ignorance breaking and progress claiming right of way, not only in this land, but in countries beyond the sea. Let us take courage and thank God for special favors and victories achieved during the past year. Drink and crime are inseparable. Ful ly 85 per cent, of all criminals give evi dence in some large, degree of having been goaded to do the criminal acts be cause of alcohol. Reports from peni tentiary. aimhonses. insane asylums and reformatories all give no uncertain sound. The answer is drink. Eighty-seven and one-eighth per ceht. of the convicts in our prisons is the result of output from the saloon. A further sign of progress is that it is now an accepted truth that alcohol is one of the chief causes of sickness, in sanity. certainty of pauperism, one of the strongest powers in the degeneracy of the race, and life is shortened by its con tinued use. Sir Andrew Clark of London, one of the most noted physicians and ! surgeons of the nineteenth century, has written very emphatically on this sub 1 ject. He says that going the rounds ot the hospital, seven out of every ten there owed their ili health to alcohol, which menus that out of every hundred patients seventy per cent, of them owed their ill heulth to alcohol. Doctors of the high est standing have written voluminously on the degeneficy of the race through al cohol. Dr. Osgood Mason wrote some time ago at the beginning of the century just past, a woman died at the age of 00. She had lived a life of drunkenness, vagabondism and crime. Seventy-five years later her progeny numbered 834; of these 700 had been traced and recorded. Of this number 100 were illegitimate, 143 were beggars, 04 lived upon charity, 101 women were living immoral lives, 70 were common criminals and 7 were assas sins or murderers. During that period oi seventy-five years this one family had cost the State for maiutainauce, impris onments, asylum expenses, criminal trials and interest, more than a million dollars. “Hudson County this year has not de creased its number of saloons. They are everywhere, like plague spots, spreading poverty, disease, crime, misery, dissen sion, and blighting the life, both for time and eternity. There never was more need of more intelligent temperance work than at the present time. We dare not rest inactive while the saloon power con tinues to increase. The pulpit aud the people must unite in the endeavor to de stroy the drink traffic and to fortify our churches and homes against this awful curse.” From here Mrs. Story went on to | speak of the progress made in temper ance, of the installation of temperance, Sunday in the Sabbath school, of the rule in railroad companies where drinking in business hours is against the rules, oi .lie passage of the Gillet Lodge bill aud numerous other points of advantage gained. She deplored the condition of affairs at Ellis Island, saying:— vvnen a visit was made to bulls Island early in the summer we found beer being sold to immigrants within a large enclosure. While they were kept there neither milk nor tea could be had, but outside this enclosure were two restaurants where tea, coffee and milk could be had by visitors; but within where the immigrants were detained, nothing but beer.” Devotional exercises were led by Mrs. E. M. Opdyke and addresses of greeting were made by the Rev. and Mrs. Charles Meade. Announcement was made that Mrs. Ella Boole of New York would be the speaker of the evening. The officers elected for the ensu ing year will probably be:—Mrs. C. Story, president; Miss L. Jackson, corre sponding secretary; Mrs. T. J. Kennedy, recording secretary; Mrs. E. S. Van De Werken, treasurer. The election will take place late this afternoon. WED ON FIRST SIGHT. Johnson Proposes and Half an Hear l>ater They Are Married. She was fitly and he was thirty-nine, but they loved, and Justice of the Peace Charles A. Roe married them. Charles Johnson, a boatman, was the groom, Mrs. Louisa Hatbock, of No. 64 Harrison avenue, the bride. ' Johnson and his brother arrived in town today, and was introduced to Mrs. Harbock at four o'clock, proposed marriage at five, the ceremony was per formed a half hour later, and at half past seven Mr. and Mrs. Johnson left for parts unknown, on their wedding tour. The witnesses were Thomas Johnson, a brother of the groom, and Mary Hard ing, a daughter-in-law of the bride, who, by the way, is a grandmother. SOFT GOAL IN HIGH SERVICE. Soft coal is burned at the High Ser vice pumping station. The city eanno buy it in larger quantities than twent;. tion in first aid to the injured, to any pa b.v the Waddell Coal Company. It cost $6 a tou. _ [Special to "The Jersey City News."] LONG BRANCH, Sept. 20, 1902.— The case of Laura Bigger, the actress, who claims to be the widow of Henry M. Bennett, the Pittsburg millionaire, developed a sensation this morning. Counsel for the heirs opposing her claim said that warrants for the arrest of thre persons had been issued on the charge of conspiracy. Two of the warrants were then served on the persons for whom they were in tended aiid who were present in court. They were Samuel Stanton, a former justice of the peace, of Hoboken, who swore at a previous hearing that on January 2. 1898, he married Mr. Bennett and Miss Biggar, and Dr. C. C. Hen drick, the proprietor of a Bergen Point sanitarium, who has acted in the dual capacity of physician and lawyer to the actress. 16 was in Dr. Hendrick’s sani tarium after Mr. Bennett’s death, Miss Biggar asserts, that a child was born to her of which Mr. Bennett was the father. Councel also announced that the third warrant was for Laura Biggar and that a man had been sent to serve it on her. Stanton and Dr. Hendrick were then held by the court in $5,000 bail each for ex amination. TEACHER MOVED Changes Made by the Board of Education—Resolution Dismissing Inspec tor Gleason. When the Board of Education met at 11.25 o’clock last night, the Directors were too sleepy to care whether school kept or not and transacted their busi ness in a listless manner. The transfer of Estella Froude, a teacher in No. 23 to No. 12 was ordered. The transfer will take effect on Octo ber 1. Miss Jessie Collins was transferred from No. 7 to take Miss Froude’s class in No. 23. Miss Loretta Ryan was appointed a teacher in No. 7 to take Miss Collins’s class. Miss Emma Lane was appointed teacher of a newly created class in No. 19. Miss Gertrude M. Bushfield was named for the position of model teacher in the traiunig school. She will enter on her new' duties at once. Miss Augusta L. Clark sent the Board a nice little note of thanks for appoint ing her vice principal of the primary de partment of No. 12 Schobl. The Board adopted a resolution^ re questing the Board of Finance to appro priate $2,000 to be used for purchasing coal for the public schools. The committeeman of No. 7 School was authorized by resolution to sell old material in that school. The proceeds of the sale will be used for the oruamen ;ation of the class rooms. Dr. Ramsey introduced a resolution dismissing John J. Gleason, inspector on Mo. 29 School, after September 30. William Van Cleef, of No. 34 Williams irenue, was appointed to take his place the following day. NO TUNNEL THESE Talk of a Cavein on Main Street, Union Hill, Un founded-Contrac tors Free. Reports to the effect that there is a deep tunnel under mMain street, $Ia. deep tunnel under Main street, Union Hill, and owing to this fact that the street is in a dangerous condition, and liable to sink at a moment’s notice, were effectually exploded this morning by the examination made by the local Board of Council, acting as a committee of the whole. It found that on such tunnel existed. Engineer Gaw made the examination under the direct supervisoiu of the Coun cil. The street was sounded ina num ber of places, and opened at New York avenue, at a point about fifty feet east of New York avenue, and opposite Hud son avenue. Nothing was found to jus tify the reports that there was a tunnel or hole there, or any likelihood of a cave in of the street. Main street was paved with brick five years ago, the construction being made on top of a uewiy built sewer. About two years ago the Hackensack Water Company opened the street and found a deep hole under the pavement at New York avenue and Main street. The company reported that a tunnel ran un der the street for a considerable dis tance. The Tax Payers’ Protective Associa tion petitioned the Board of Council to repair the street, but it failed to do so. Its refusal gave vent to the story that the Councilmen were on too friendly terms with the firm which constructed the sewer. Charges were made that the Council was “holding out” until five years had elapsed, in order to relieve the contractors of their liability, and throw the expense of repairing on the town. Prosecutor Erwin was visited about six months ago by a delegation of tax payers and an effort was made to have the Council indicted. He had the mat ter investigated and no indictment was forthcoming. The contractor’s bonds were presumed to have expired on September 22, and the Council then ordered the investiga tion this morning, at their last meeting, it is said, in the belief that should re pairs be needed the contractors would by today be relieved of any liability. An inspection of the bonds in question, how ever, disclosed the fact that the con tractors were free from their liability on the date of acceptance of the sewer by the Council, in December, 1897. -O SNYDER STAYS. Popular City Superintendent of Schools Will Hold His Posi tion for An Indefinite Term. City Superintendent of Schools Henry Snyder, whose term of three years will expire on December 5, was reappointed last night by the Board of Education for an indefinite term under the provi sions of the new School Law. ^ Director William A. Lewis, who intro duced the resolution which was adopted unanimously, made a speech in which he referred to Mr. Snyder’s efficient, valu able and competent services in behalf of the public schools. “We have a good thing and we know it,” said Mr. Lewis. "We know how other cities watch our teachers and are glad to get all that care to leave.” The resolution reappointing Mr. Sny der was as follows:— “Resolved, That Henry Snyder be, and is hereby appointed City Superintendent of Schools of Jersey City, at an annual salary of $4,500, payable monthly. The term of office of the said Henry Snyder, under the appointment, shall begin De cember 5, 1902, and continue during com petency and satisfactory service. “ I want more.'\-~mr Oliver Twist. iM - • ■-■*-■■■■ <**v Vdiir breakfast to-morrow will cost The only House ih America which Gurantees a $300 Patent Leather Shoe, NEW JERSEY'S I,AUGUST OUTFITTING ESTABLISHMENT FOB MAN' OR BOY The only House in America which Gurantees a $3.00 Patent Leather Shoe. 'S CLOTHES. There is no appurtenance so small a part of man as his clothes-He ought to have them good-Though not necessar ily expensive-It greatly diminishes the enjoyment of good clothes to pay an uncomfortably high price for them. u Ml We can show you pictures, tell you about the cloths, urge you to investigate, leave your order with us; further than < this we cannot go— Yes: we can do one thing more— Guarantee your money back if you are not satisfied. MEN’S BUSINESS SUITS. 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Also single and double breasted Knee Suits; all these for boys, aged 3 to 10 years. , 1.98 to 12.00 HATS. We have on display the greatest as sortment of Fall and Winter Hats and Caps for Man or Boy ever exhibited. Amongst them is our New Special, “The Benedict,” whicljf for utility and style compares with Hats sold elsewhere at 3.00! BERNSTEIN & CO. SPECIAL SHIRT SALE. 2,000 high grade laundered Shirts for Men or Boys, with one pair separate Cuffs in Percales and Madras—worth from 50c. to 75c. Neat figures and stripes—this season’s choicest patterns. For style, quality and finish have no equal. Only 0 to a customer. None to dealers. ALL GO AT 29C. 42, 44, 50, 52 NEWARK AVENUE, JERSEY CITY. - SHOES. Our “Amber” Shoe, for Men and Women, button or laee, the Greatest SWe on Earth, Manufactured under our own supervision. Patent leather, box calf, vici kid and calfskin. Congress or Blucher. Our guarantee with each pair. Worth 4.50, ___ OUR PRICE 3,00 BERNSTEIN & CO. WATER DISPUTE Mayor Fagan Orders Round Up Next Tuesday to Confer Over the Dyke Matter. Mayor Fagan has came to the conclu sion that the time has arrived for him to take a hand in the Parsippany dyke con troversy. He sent for Garwood Ferris, engineer in charge of the construction of the new water works, yesterday after noon, and asked him to enlighten him as to the merits of the dispute between the city’s engineer and Engineer Edlow W. Harrison of the Jersey City Water Com pany. Mr. Ferris went over the matter in de tail and the Mayor, it is said, approved of the stand he had taken. The Mayor today sent word to the Street and Water Commissioners, ,the Fi nance Commissioners, Corporation Coun sel George L. Record and Engineer Fer ris that he would like to have them all meet in his office next Tuesday for a general conference. No action has been taken yet in regard to any legal proceedings. It may be de cided to take the matter into the Court of Chancery after the conference unless the water company agrees to do what the city thinks is right. LABOR UNION AFFAIRS. Charges Made Against Bakers for Employing Non-Union Musicians. The meeting of the Central Labor Union, at Jansen’s Hall, First street and Willow avenue, Hoboken, last night, was attended by over one hundred delegates. President Daly was in the chair. Two new locals were received. They were .Longshoremen’s Union. No. 271, repre sented by Henry Greenhagen and Joseph Koerner, and Electrical Workers, No. 15, represented by John Mclnerney and John McDonald. Charges were made against Bakers Unions Nos. 44 and 86 for engaging non union musicians to play at their picnic. The matter was referred to the Arbitra tion Committee. The Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, No. 232, of Norwich, Conn., informed the Central Ucion that David Mosdal Ham mer Company refused to use the union label on its hammers. The local ma chinists and blacksmiths will be notified. The Street Railway Employes were granted the privilege of attending the meetings of the union. ' The committee in charge of the Labor Day picnic reported • that many tickets were unaccounted for. The committee asked that the delegates make their re turns before the next meeting. / A*, mass meeting will be held by Batchers’ Union No. 190 at No. 122 ‘Idams street, Hoboken, on Sunday, Oc ~5. ie following committee was appomt ict'ln conjunction with a commit the'Bullding Trades,Council in a the di®culty with Souliers teatre—Barrett, .<§|h*berlaia, BARRY TO OIVE A “STAG” Will Parade, Have Speeches and a Vaudeville Enter tainment. * —— The William M. Barry Association met last night at No. 841 Henderson stret and completed arrangements for the parade and stag tomorrow evening. The stag will be held in National Hall on Brunswick ‘ street. Excellent talent has been engaged. Assemblyman James Hamill will de liver an address. Vaudeville performers who will appear are: Daniel Tully, Geo. J. Gaskin, songs: George Thomas, songs; Mr. A1 Smith and troups of banjo play ers. J. Sexton, buck and wing dancer; John McGrath and Willie J. Welsh will entertain. The parade will form at the club’s headquarters at Henderson and Eleventh streets. A grand display of fireworks and colored fire has been provided. The line of rnWeh will be as follows;—From Eleventh street, on Henderson, to Eigh teenth, to Grove, to Thirteenth, to Erie, to Twelfth, to Grove, to Sixth, to Hen derson, to Nin,th, to Erie, to Eighth, to Jersey avenue, to Sixth street, to the hall. The start will be made at 8 o’clock sharp. James O'Dwyer will be grand marshall. George Prettymnn and Am brose Guiton will be aides. The cap tains selected are:—Dennis D. Long, John O’Keefe, Michael Flynn, Frank Shnughnessy, Patrick Tuhig, David Har rington, Frank Hatsenheimer, Peter A. Kane, John Daly, Cornelius O’Keefe, William Ronan, Philip Cavarly, Jere miah Long, Jr., Dennis Fitzgibbons, Pe ter Ambrose, Richard Connolly, John J. Moran, Mathew Wright, William Mur phy, John McDonald, James Gardirsh, Patrick Newman, William Ross. William Donohue, Patrick Larkins, Thomas Cor coran, Wiliam Hughes, John Hayes and Joseph Fay. --♦- ' GLANDERS NOT MENTIONED Health Board Receives a Dead Animal Contract and Wants Barbers to Be Clean. The Board of Health met last night and with the exception of Health In spector Benjamin all members answered present. Henry Vatcky, the present holder of the contract, sent in a bid for the re moval of the dead animals from the city's streets for five years. The bid was $100 per annum; contractor to fur nish bond for the proper performance of i.1. n in tl) A ItliT TTOQ ft a i .-i < i LtuUU I.W1 iiiv pi j. I the<work. Embodied in the bid was a statement to the effect that the small amount bid was due to extensive im provements having been made in the con tractor’s plant. The bid was received and filed. President Tilden offered a resolution. whiclPwas adopted, ordering Health In spector Benjamin to report on an ordi nance regulating the manner in which a barber should provide for cleanliness and the prevention of disease being trans mitted from one customer to another. The city physicians’ report showed that 202 cases had been attended to during September. The receipts from the granting of permits, etc. during Septem ber, amounted to .’885(1.55. Report on uisanres showed:—-Nuisances reported, - aKafn.1 ftid* KPllt j08rabated. 844: notices sent. <91. The prevalence of glanders was not prase Y. M. C. A. BOYS. Reception in Hasbrouck Insti tute at Which the Winter Work Is Outlined. The second reception of the Y. M. C. A. Boys’ Department was held yester day afternoon in the rooms in Has brouck's Institute Building. The Rev. Arney S. Biddle, pastor of the Summit Avenue United Presbyterian Church, ad dressed the boys. About sixty members and friends were present. After the meeting the ladies of the Summit Avenue United Presbyterian Church served a luncheon. Addresses were made by Mr. J. B, Downey and Mr. II. A. Meaehem. Mr. Charles R. Scott, State Secretary of Boys’ Work for New Jersey, also made an address. Mr. Charles K. Cangdon gave an out line of the fall and winter work as fol lows:—There will be two classes. every Saturday morning at 9:15 under fhe di rection of Mr. W. F. Langdon and Mr. F. N. Usher. Mr, Langdon’s class will study “The Travels of Paul,” and Mr. Esher’s “The Boy Christian.” The popular Friday afternoon meet ings will be addressed by International Secretary Edgar M. Robinson, State Sec retary Charles It. Scott, State Commit teeman H. S. Park, the Rev. William Conndr and many other speakers who jvere heard at last year's meetings. A special missionary meeting for boys will be held Friday, October 3. The Rev. M. Hunter Reid, who has been for ten years a missionary in Central Afri ca, and for three years in the British army in the Transvaal, will speak. Several clubs will be organized this year. Among them are the Stamp Club and Outing Club. The following chairmen of committees have been appointed in this department. NOTICE TO FURNITURE CON TRACTORS. Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Education of Jersey. City, N. J., ou Thursday, October 9, 1902, at 9 o’clock P. M., in the Assembly Chamber. City Hall, for FURNITURE. including Pupils' Desks, Chairs for As sembly Room, Blackboards, Teachers’ Desks, Tables, Bookcases.' Chaiis, Prin cipals’ Desks. Carpets. Window Shades, Pianos, Clocks and Gas Fixtures, to be supplied Public Schools Nos. 2 and 29. in accordance with the specifications for : tha same ou file in the office of Super- ; vising Architect of the Board of Edu- ; cation, John T. Rowland. Jr.. No. 55 ! Montgomery street, where they and blank form of bid and agreement of sure ties must be obtained. Bidders will be allowed to bid on one : or more of the items above named and on one or more of the classes of any item. ! Proposals must be enclosed in scaled 1 envelopes, endorsed “Proposals for Fur- | ntture for Public Schools Nos. 2 and 29.” | directed to “Mr. John H. Ward. Presi- } dent,” and handed to the Secretary in j open meeting when called for in the order of business relating to scaled pro- , posals. j A surety company or certified check j will be nccepted as surety. The Bonrd reserves the right to reject r.r.v or all bids if The best interests of tbe city may be conserved by so doing. By order of the Board of Education. 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Winston Paul outlined the plans of his work, especially mentioning the in ter-association debating club, Newark, Paterson, Orange, Passaic, Montclair and Jersey City to participate. SUNDAY CLOSING MOVEMENT Rev. Fathers* Knminer, of Guttenberg, and Liil, of West New York, were visited this morning by a committee from thp Hudson County Beach men’s Association, asking for assistance in the Sunday clos ing movement. The clergymen promised the committeo their earnest aid and best efforts. Virchow’s New Post. Professor Rudolph Virchow, the fa mous pathologist, iias accepted the hon orary presidency of the new German Society for the Exploration of Anatolia. The professor has not yet fully recov ered from the effects of the accident which he met with while stepping from a traiucar in Berliu some mouths ago.