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ONE CENT LAST EDITION. THE JERSEY CITY NEWS, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 27, 1902 i --— ■■ i. ■ EAST EDITION, ONE CENT LAST EDITION. PRICE ONE CENT] VOL. XIV -NO. 4099. J SI Single Headed Commis sion Question Before the Supreme Court Today. LAWYER I’DERim PLEA Act Unconstitutional Be cause it Was Clearly a “Special” Measure. RECORD’S LITTLE CAME Wouldn’t Consent to Early Date for Argument—Court to Pile Memorandum. [Special to "The Jersey City News."] TRENTON, Sept 27, 1902.—Lawyer Walter McDermott htis morning applied to the branch of the Supreme oCurt, con sisting of Justices Dixon, Hendrickson and Pitney, for a stay of all proceedings 6u the resolution of the Jersey City Board of Finance, submitting to the vot ers the question whether the single head ed commission shall be substituted for the present Street and Water Board. Corporation Counsel G. B. Record was not present. Mr. McDermott stated to the court the facts that on behalf of Robert G. G. Smith and others, he had applied to Jus tice Collins for a writ of certiorari that the justice had granted it, but had direct ed that an application be made to»the court here for the stay, unless the counsel could agree to an early day for the argument and disposition of the case. Mr. McDermott had hoped that Mr. Record would agree to an early day, but he said yesterday that he would not, so Mr. McDermott wished to apply for a stay. Justice Dixon asked Mr. McDermott what his reasons for a stay were and the young lawyer repeated practically his argument of Thursday. The act, he claimed, was unconstitutional because its title did not express they object of the act in that it stated that the present Board was to be abolished. ACT WAS SPECIAL. He also claimed that the act was special in that it made no provision for the application of its provisions to cities which may hereafter enter the first class. The reasons for a stay, Hr. McDermott argued, were most urgent, as the act seemed so clearly unconstitutional noth ing should be done under it until the court had passed upon it. Justice Dixon asked if any city which hereafter might become first class would sot come under the provisions of the act. Jlr. McDermott said his contention was that it would not and that the ques tion was debatable. STAY NECESSARY. Justice Pitney then asked how neces sary it was to have a stay and Mr. Mc Dermoit pointed out that it was extreme ly neeer.saiy a3 the new Commissioner if. appointed would at once take charge of the aftiiis of the present Street and Water Department, ineludiug the ■ new seven million dollar water supply. Mr. McDciinott asked the court if it would consider an application to have the mat ter set down for an early day in the ab sence of Mr. Record, and Justice Dixon replied that it could not. The judges then held a brief consulta tion, and Justice Dixon announced that the court would consider the application and file a memorandum. -A-— STOLE MILK FOR HER BABES Veronik Siiiska, forty years old.' of No. 100 Steuben street, was sent to the Coun ty Jail for thirty days by Judge IIoos this morning for stealing a bottle of milk. The woman pleaded that she had two small children to support, but as .she had previously appeared several times on the same charge, the Judge felt compelled to send her to jail SHY REFUSED [Special to "The Jersey City Mews."] TRENTON, Sept. 27. 1902.—Court refused to grant stay, but ordered the certiorari to stand. • NABBED IN TIME Three Men Charged With Murder in Scranton Caught in This City. CHIEF HUfiPHY ACTS PROMPILY Train Slowed Up at D. L. & W. R. Tunnel and Officers Arrested Surprised Trio. Henry Stinrault, Tom Treston and Henry Schubach are in cells in the Ho boken police headquarters, charged with murdering u man in Scranton, Pa. This morning Chief of Police Murphy received a message from the Sheriff of Scranton at eleven o’clock, asking him to arrest tiie men, who were then on their way to the city. The train he said was due in Hoboken at 12.15. The Chief sent Captain Kelly. Detective Clark and a patrolman to arrest the men. Thinking ^hat the train would slow up at the tunnel on the West Side of the Hill the police officers were ordered to board the train. The Chief was right. The train did slacken its speed and the offi cers clambered aboard. f EASILY RECOGNIZED. Prom the description of the trio sent to Chief Murphy there was no difficulty in picking them out. They were com pletely surprised when the officers snap ped police bracelets on their wrists. The train then proceeded to Hoboken, where the men were turned over to Chief Dono van, who will hold thm until the Scran ton authorities come' for them. They wouldn’t talk about the crime laid at their doors. --6 CEMARBICAN sued. Bank Wants Him to Pay Notes That Partner Poucher Discounted. A remarkable suit has bene on trial at the Court House for the last few days, in which George darrigan, of Bay onne, is the defendant, and the Ganse voort Bank, of New York, is the plain tiff. It appears that Mr. Carrigan is in danger of being out between $8,000 and $9,000 through the demist of a wick ed partner. It appears that for some time Mr. Carrigan was engaged in the wholesale poultry business with Ruiine B. Poucher as partner, and the suit is over a series of notes which Mr. Poucher negotiated. These notes were made by the book keeper of the firm, John Maehener, to the order of Poucher, and were endorsed by oPucher, both individually and collec tively, and in the name of the firm. They wer discounted by the Gansevoort Bank and credited to Poucher’s personal ac count. Poucher died recently and in the settle ment of his estate and the affairs of the firm these notes became a matter of dis pute. Mr. Carragan claims that he is not responsible for them; the bank al leges that he is; that they were discount ed for the benefit of the firm and in proof of this it is endeavoring to show the court that the account of Mr. Poucher was used for the business of the firm and for that alone. A vast collection of checks was pro duced in evidence to show this point. The bank claimed that none of them were for the private benefit of Mr. Poucher, but alt for the firm in which Mr. Carragan is interested. President T. A. Adams of the bank was on the stand all day yesterday and his testimony will be resumed Monday morning. Mr. W. D. Edwards is trying the case for'the. bank for Mr. Joseph Anderson, who is counsel of record, and Mr. C. L. Corbin is acting for Van Buskikr and Parker. The trial is before Judge Col lins. JOIN THE ELKS The following members were initiated at a meeting of Hoboken Hodge, No. 74, B. P. O. E., last night:—William Fran cis, T. J. Wren, Philip Steurwaldt, Wil liam Hoth. Charles Felten, Patrick Dris coll. W. W. Baxter, Henry ICroebel, ,T. ,T Phaleu, C. Collahan, William H. Dod, W. Heinemann. George Wahner, C. Carleton. D. .T. Sullivan, G. Pfeiffer. E. F. Hagnett. A. W. Letts. George A. Ber ger. Charles Schumacher. B. Brouen stein. .Tames E. Collahan. David Mayer. Basilea, C. J. A. Lumny and Alfred Vezetti. JERSEY CITY TRUST COMPANY The. Jersey City Trust Company re cently organized in this city, will open temporary offices on October 1 on the ground floor of the building at Newark avenue and Willow Court street. The offices will be fitted with new desks, car pets, tables and chairs and a safe. The company expects to have everything in readiness Wednesday. ELUSIVE LAURA Claimant for Bennett'Mil lions Skips From Bay onne for Parts Unknown SHERIFF RECEIVES WARRANT Lawyer Aleck Young Makes a Statement and So Does Recorder Stanton. The warrant for the arrest of Laura Biggar, the actress who, with Lawyer and Physician Charles C. Hendrick, of Bayonne, and ex-Justiee of the Peace Samuel Stanton, of Hoboken, is charged with conspiracy to obtain the fortune of the late Henry M. Bennett, the Pitts burg millionaire, was taken to Hoboken this morning by a detective from Mon mouth County and endorsed by Justice of the Peace George F. Seymour, pre paratory to being served on Laura should she be located in this County. The war rant was then turned over to Sheriff Ruempler for service. SAX IT A-IM U M DESERTED. Efforts to apprehend the actress in Ba yonne yesterday were unsuccessful. The sanitarium conducted by her physician and attorney. Dr. Charles C. Hendrick, on Avenue A, where she claimed to have given birth to her child, is apparently de serted. Since yesterday morning the place has prsented no signs of life. Attempts to gain admission to the house adjoining the Knickerbocker Athletic Club have proved in vain. It was said that a light wns noticed in the house last night, and an inner door was seen to open at times. Officers from the Sheriff’s office have tried to arrest the actress, but their ef forts were unsuccessful. The Bayonne police authorities have not been notified or requested to assist in the arrest. It is believed that Miss Biggar departed from Bayonne yester day. The Bayonne authorities say they could have made the arrest yesterday, if the Monmouth authorities had notified them to do so. Dr. John T. Connelly, of Bayonne, who signed a birth certificate in the case, refuses to make any statement LAWYER YOUNG’S STATEMENT. Lawyer Alexander <J. Young, counsel for Mrs. Biggar’s opponents, who is credited with having burst the conspiracy by forcing Stanton to make certain ad missions, was seen by a reporter of “The News” at his office in Hoboken this morning. Although it was not generally known, Mr. Young said he had been em ployed as counsel for the heirs opposing Miss Biggar’s claim for the past two months. “Wo have had detectives, both men and women, on the case,” he said. “We also had patients in Dr. Hendrick’s sani tarium in Bayonne to hear all that was said.” Mr. Young declined to say whether there was any truth in the report that he had secured a retaining fee amounting to #10,000. He admitted, however, that ho was well satisfied with the amount offered for his services. PRAISE FOR TUCKER. He said that the court and everybody expressed admiration for the honesty and uprightness displayed by Joseph Tucker, clerk of the Hoboken Board of Health, who told how Stanton had desired him to change the record of the supposed mar riage between .Miss Biggar and Million aire Bennett. Mr. Young said he expect ed that Miss Biggar would be arrested today. He added that he would oppose the granting of any legacy to her. The millionaire was reputed to be worth between $2,500,000 and $3,000,000. Miss Biggar’s share of the estate was $350,000. But the other heirs mean to fight her now and to contest the pay ment of a single peny to liner. Recorder Edward R. Stanton has been greatly annoyed by erroneous reports which have been circulated identifying him with the Samuel Stanton arrested in connection with the Biggar conspiracy. The Recorder desires his friends and all others to know that Samuel Stanton is no relation to him whatever. “ift is not even my forty-second cou sin,” said the Recorder this morning. “Some of my friends thought it was I who was arrested, while others believed this man to be my brother' or cousin.” REV. MR. THOMPSON RETURNS Will Again. Become Pastor to the First Universalis! Church. The First Universalist .Church has se cured the Rev. J. Frank Tompson again as the pastor, to begin work the first Sunday in October. Mr. Thompson is as pleased to come back to Jersey City as the church is to have him. Mr. Thompson is a graduate of Rochester University and was ordained to the ministry in 1875. His first charge was Churehville, New York, whence af ter several Western pastorates he was called to Jersey City. In 1891 he left Jersey City for the larger parish of Akron, Ohio, Where he remained for five rears. On the death of his wife he moved to Massachusetts. -» V,.— An Old and Well Triod Remedy. Mrs. Window*. Soothing Syrup for children teething should always b* u*«d for children while teething. It soften, the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic and is the Best remedy for diarrhoea. TWenty-Ave cent* per bottle. TEN HURT IN A COLLISION Trolley Cars Crash While Going Down the Road in Union Hill. RAILS WERE SLIPPERY Motorraan Applied the Brakes in Vain—Panic Follows the Crash. A rear end collision in ■which ten per sons ■were more or less seriously injured and two trolley ears badly wrecked, oc curred last night on the North Hudson division of the Jersey City, Hoboken and Paterson Railway at Fourth street and the Bull's Ferry road, Union Hill. The injured were: Ahrens, Frederick, No. 51G Fourth street, Union Hill. Daurly, Andrew, Polk street, West i\ew i oik. De Rizsi, Stephen Bull’s Ferry road, Hudson Heights. Girscham, Thomas, No. 718 Franklin avenue, Guttenberg. Iviely, Martin, No. 22 Second street, Guttenberg. Liess, Adolph, No. 150 Fourth street, Union Hill. Plaeke, Joseph, Bergenline avenue, j Gu.tteuberg. Kush, T. A., No. 95 Boulevard, Wee ha wken. Taufieid, Alfred, No. 743 Franklin street, Guttenberg, arm broken and shoulder dislocated. Tielman, Jesse, horse trainer, Gutten berg race track. North Bergen. CARS CRASH. The others hurt were cut and briused, but as their Injuries were in no way ser ious the physicians failed to keep any record of them. The collision occurred at 7:30 o’clock. A Hudson Heights car ran into the rear end of a car bound for Fort Lee. The two ears left the-West Shore ferry about the same time, the Fort Lee 'car being in the lead. Both were crowded with men returning home from work -in New York. There were comparatively few women among the passengers. Having climbed the Palisades, the two cars started west over Fourth street. Between the Boulevard Loop at the brow of the Palisades, Weehawken, and Broadway, Union Hill, a distance of only two blocks, there is a slight fall in the roau. The car in the lead stopped at the Bullsferry road, which is about midway between the Boulevard Loop and Broad way, to let off passengers. The car fol lowing was close behind. It did not “slow up.” but, continuing on its way, ran rapidly down hill and crashed into the rear end of the car in the lead. The front and rear platforms of the two cars were wrecked and many windows shattered. The passengers standing on the rear platform of the front car were crushed in the wreck. Many of those in the car were thrown from their feet. All were panic stricken and made a wild rush to get out. Some of the women screamed and others fainted. As soon asthe injured were extricated from the wreck tlieV were taken to the Broadway Pharmacy, a block away, where their injuries were dressed by Dr. Rhoades and Harry Gray Dakin. All were able to leave for their homes after their wounds had been attended to, ex cept Tanfield, who was removed in a carriage. MOTOR MAN’S STATEMENT. After the wrecked cars had been taken to the car sheds at W,est Hoboken, traffic was resumed. The motorman in charge of the rear car says he was unable to avert the accident. He says he reversed his cur rent and applied his brakes as soon as the car ahead of him stopped, but that owing to the fall in the road and the fact that the rain made* the rails slip pery, the wheels refused to take hold and his car crashed into the one ahead of him before he could stop it. The name of the motorman in charge of the car that caused the accident is Albert Roffi. J. Eckel was the motor man on the stationary car. General Saperiatendent Warren Hall, for the trolley company, refused to make any statement concerning the aeident. He said the matter was in the hands of Adjuster John P. Feeney. GAS FOR FIRE ENGINES. The Jersey City Fire Department may use gas to heat the boilers of the fire en gines while they stand in the houses this winter. At No. 5 Engine House on Sixth street gas fitters are putting in pipe to connect with burners that will be located under neath the boilers of the engines. The fire from the* burners is to provide heat for the water in the boilers sufficient to keep five pounds of steam on hand in each ap paratus. As soon as the pipe fitters have fin ished the work the gas expes£»«ien$ will be tried in the presence of Com missioners. ^ F Said Fire Commissioner JwbUflt to a reporter for “The News” t<$tiy^'“The price of coal is too high andjfr m*ist do something TO overcome if.- (ten jMed to keep steam on hand wmlarjpbcfRnBles are standing in the house will take the place of coal. If you are losing appetite, lying awake night*, take Hood’s Sarsaparilla—it’s Just the mole you need. STATE CAMPAIGN Democrate Committee Opens Its Headquarters in This City Today. Chairman William B. Gourley formally opened the Democratic State Committee at its headquarters in the Hotel Wash ington this morning. “This,” he said to the newspaper men, “is the opening of the State campaign. I have been carrying on campaign busi ness from, j?aterson, but this has been ajtoomplished with some difficulty, and I decided to move headquarters to Jersey City, which is more central. We will talk over plans and make arrangements for the fights in the various Congres sional districts.” “So far as your reports go, what are the prospects?” he was asked. “Good, very good,” replied Mr. Gour ley, rubbing his hands. “I cannot say much as to details at present, but at our next meetnig I wil lhave something to say in regard to the chances. We will, I am sure, carry a large majority of the seats.” WHO WERE PRESENT. Chairman Gourley arrived at the hotel shortly before noon, and he was quickly followed by Mr. E. F. C. Young of Hud son, ex-Uuited States Senator James Smith, Jr., of Newark; General William C. Heppenheimer of Hudson, Ecknid P. Rudd of Mount Holly, James R. Nugent of Essex, David S. Crater of Freehold, Michael Hurley of Trenton. Samuel Ire dell of Bridgeton. Howard Carrow, Cam den; William J. Keyes, Somerville, Louis F. Braun, Paterson, and Secretary Will iam K. Devereux of Asbury Park. The committee were in session about two hours and adjourned to met next Satur day. LIST OF COMMITTEEMEN. The full list of its members is as fol lows :— * MEMBERS-AT-LARGE. William B. Gourley, Paterson. James Smith, Jr., Newark. E. Livingston Price,- Newark. William' C. Heppenheimer, Hoboken. Howard Carrow, Camden. Atlantic—Robert L. Warke, Atlantic <%• Berg<<fc—Luther A. Campbell, Hacken sack. Burlington—Eckard P. Budd. Mount Holly. Camclen—John A, Smith, Camden. Cape May—Lemuel E. Miller, Cape May. v Cumberland—Samuel Iredell, Bridge ion. Essex—James R. Nugent, Newark. Gloucester—Bowman S. Cox, Pauls boro. Hudson—Edward F. C. Young. Jersey City. Hunterdon—James N. Pidcock, White House Station. Mercer—Michael Hurley, Trenton. Middlesex—Oliver Kelly, Metuehen. Monmouth—David S. Crater, Free hold. Morris—Willard W. Cutler, Morris town. Ocean—William J. Harrison, Lake wood. Passaic—Louis F. Braun, Paterson. Salem—Robert Gwynne, Salem. Somerset—William J. Keys, Somer ville. Sussex—Lewis S. Iliff, Newton. * Union—Peter Egenolf. Elizabeth. Warren—Johnston Cornish, Washing ton. OFFICERS STATE COMMITTEE. William B- Gourley. Chairman. William K. Devereux, Secretary. William C. Heppenheimer, Treasurer. A. D’A. Naar, Sergeant-at-Arms. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. E. F. C. Young, Chairman. Joliuston Cornish. E. Livingston Price. David S. Crater. Wm. C. Heppenheimer. CAMPAIGN NOTES. The Second Ward Democratic Club will meet ou Thursday, October 2, and prepare for campaign work. The club will be declared open for the season at this meeting. While Coroner Parslow was in Green ville last evening he was greeted with the salutation of “Hello, Sheriff,” by all who met him. Charles Egan, when asked if he would like to run for the Assembly on the Democratic ticket in the Second Ward, declined, saying:—“One member of the firm is enough.” Mr. Egan is in part nership with Assemblyman James Hamill in the practice of law. They have offices in the Provident Savings Bank Building. The Junction Democratic Club will meet in its temporary headquarters at the Junction tonight at eight o’clock when arrangements will be perfected for a permanent meeting place. \Tlie club was organized one week ago today with a membership of twenty. One hundred and thirty new names will be placed on the rolls tonight. The entertainment committee of the Dennis McLaughlin Association will pro vide a stag at the next regular meeting on Tuesday, October 7. There will be speech-making and vocal and instrumen tal music. About twenty new members will be elected. The Democratic committeemen of the Sec'oud Ward were to have met last night to prepare for the primaries and general campaign.work. The meeting was post poned indefinitely The disagreeable weather lnterferred THE COONTY COMMITTEE Largely Attended Meeting of the Democracy’s Rul ing Body at the Davis Rooms. CHANGES IN PERSONNEL Preparations for Registration Day—Primary Date Not Fixed Yet. The date for the Democratic primaries was uot fixed at last night’s meeting of the Democratic County Committee, which took place in the rooms of the Robert Davis Association. Chairman John Erickson was at his post of duty as usual. Secretary I\ H. Murphy, who palled the roll, was sur prised to find that 142 out of the 1S4 members of the eommitteed had braved the storm to attend the session. Ex-Freeholder William J. Tierney, sent i in his resignation as committeeman rep resenting the First district of the Fourth ward of Harrison. He gave as his reason for resigning that a pressure of business prevented him from properly attending to the duties of committeemihi during the coming campaign. < John J. Daly, a well known Harrison hustler, was elected to fill the vacancy. Daniel A. Haggerty, chief clerk in County Clerk Maurice J. Stack’s office, was chosen as a temporary committee man in the Fourth district of the First ward of Hoboken until such time as John J. Haggerty, the former Hoboken leader, recovers from a serious illness which prevents him from taking an active part in the work of the fall. Mr. Haggerty's mantle as leader has fallen on' the shoulders of County Clerk Stack, who is reported as being engaged in doing very effective work for the party in Hoboken. Secretary Murphy was kept extremely busy after the meeting distributing the challenge books among the members of the committee. DOYLE BOYS OUTING Arrangements Made to Go to Mid land Beach The Owen A. Doyle Association had a well atended meting last evening at the “Cotage,” Montgomery and Henderson streets. Arrangements have been completed for the outing for one hundred and fifty. It will take place Sunday, October 5, to A. P. Semlers, Midland Park Hotel, Grant City, Staten Island. The party will leave headquarters at 9 A. M. sharp. Breakfast will be served at 10 o’clock, after which there will be athletic games for prizes. The committee of arrangements is com posed of Punroy Talbot, John Kelly, Barney McGovern, Thomas Kivlon and ltobert Pritchard. The officers of the as sociation are: Robert Pritchard, presi dent; John P. Kelly, vice-president; Frank J. McKenna, treasurer; Harry Miller, recording secretary; Joseph Schellenberger, financial secretary; Pe ter Mapes, corresponding secretary, and Charles' Logan, sergeant-at-arms. CENTENARY’S EPWORTHS. Officers Elector!by .bo Junior League and a Social Planned. The first meeting of the Junior Kp worth League of Centenary M. E. Church ,was held with Miss Nelson in the Deaconess’ Home on Montgomery street, Thursday afternoon. The officers for the coming year were elected. Tiny are as follows:—Mrs. Eliza Ward, Presi dent; Miss Grace Bloom, First Vice President; Mr.* Charles Wesset. Second Vice President! Miss Quick, Third Vico President: Miss Elsie Lockwood, Secre tary: Miss Gamoir, Treasurer. The cabinet planned for the Junior League “home-coming” in the church next Thursday at four o'clock. After business session the social hour will follow. -» MARRIED BY MR. MEURY Miss Gertrude A. Otten. of No. 94 Bergen street, Brooklyn, was married to Mr. Charles J. Schaefer, of Irving street, Thursday evening last by the Rev. E. A. Meury. of the Second Reformed Church of Hudson City. The ceremony took place at the parsonage. Arnold J. Meury and Gretchery Niederhausen were the witnesses. The bridegroom was a member of the Thirty-second New York Regiment when Mr. Meury was chaplain five years ago. He always said that when he was ready to get married he would call upon Mr. Meury to tie the knot. He is employed in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. -© GUESTS AT THE WASHINGTON Among the guests registered at the Hotel Washington •are:—Mr. and Mrs. F. Fruuk, Ohio; D. It. Eschars and Brothers. Westchester; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barnhart. Englewood; Mr. and Mrs. Edwards. Boston; A. E. dennings, Philadelphia: E. Judd, Chicago; E. W. Sprogue, Baltimore; Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Halsev. Miss Florence Halsey. Mrs. A. M. Sheffield, B. S. Halsey. North Pater son; Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rafferty, West Point; H. Lambert, city. i ■■ • . . 611 Newark Avenue (TEMPORARY OFFICE). CAPITAL and SURPLUS-$150,000.00 WILli OPEKT OKT WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1st, 1902. Interest paid on Check Account at the rate of 2 per cent per annum. Accounts of Individuals, Firms and Corporations Solicited. 4 per cent. Interest on Savings Accounts. Transacts a General Banking and Trust Business. OFFICERS. DAVID W. LAWRENCE, President, OSCAR L. GUBELMAN, Vice-President. ’ AARON S. BALDWIN, Vice-President. GEORGE R. PERCY, Sec. and Treas. DIRECTOR Aaron S. Baldwin John F. Boyle George R. Beach Albert I. Drayton James F. Fielder Willard C. Fisk George D. Finlay James A. Gordon Oscar L. Gubelman John R. Hennessey Thomas C. Kinkead David W. Lawrence George F. Lahey James H. O’Neil .▲▲AAAAAA AAAAAAAAi Carl H. Ruempler Henry F. Reinhard Robert S. Roas Vincent R. Schenck Eerberi Stratford John J. Voorhees George W. Young. AFRAID TREY WILL NOT PAY So Board of Finance Holds Up Improvement Asked for by property Owners. GARFIELD AVENUE PAVING Contract Awarded a Month Ago, But Commissioners Would Not Concur— Citizens Indig nant. Property owners along tlie line of Gar field avenue are puzzled over the action of the Board of Finance in holding up the work of improving that avenue be tween the Newark and New York Kail road and Bayview avenue, a distance of 3,400 feet. The Board of Street and Water Com missioners awarded the contract for the improvement to the M. T. Connolly Con tracting Company on August 20 an 1 since that date the Finance Commis sioners have failed to concur. Ch\ef Engineer C. A. Van Keureu es timated that the probable tost of the im provement would be $33,980.96, The to tal benefits were estimated at $32,950.35. and the amount for which the city would i be assessed was $1,030.07. The start lias been grade 1 and flagged and no known reason existed why the Board of Finance should place an obsta- > cle in the way of carrying out the work of paying the street. Property owners asked for the improvement in the usual way and a big majority signified their willingness to bear tne expense. It is said that the Republican Commis sioners held up the contract just be- . cause they got an idea in their heads i that the property, owners really didn't . know what they wanted and would, kick about paying the assessments when the time arrived for them to hand up their share, tl is understood that the Com missioners do not make a practice of questioning the intentions .of property ' owners who make applications for im provements as ample protection to the city against /oss is provided by the law which makes unpaid assessments a lien against the property. A Finance Commissioner in a recent conversation with a man who owns prop- ; erty along the line of Garueld avenue said that the Board did not feel like eon- j eurring in the resolution awarding the contract, fearing that the people assessed wouldn't pay their respective shares. It is believed that the Finance Com missioners may change their minds be fore long and decide to concur. Unless j they get a move on soon it will be im- | possible for the contractor to prosecute j the work before the cold weather gets i her. Citizns interested in the proposd im- j provement are indignant and threaten to I appear before the Board to ask them not ] to block the progress of tlie work unless they can advance some good reason why the property owners should not have! what they are willing to pay for. •-* VATTERS OF FACT. Pavcnia Brand of Fine Early June Canned i Peas, for sale at nearly all good grocery stores, and wholesale at the D. E. Cleary Co.'s stores. Try Bassett’s Tuti Fruti and French Cream. ' IT? HOW ABOUT Police and Firemen ' Wonder If the Mayor Will Pro tect Them From Being Sand bagged. Policemen and firemen are hoping that -.layer Fagan will keep his ante-election promise not. to allow campaign commit tees to demand assessments of them for political purposes. It is said that the Republican County Committee believes that the Mayor was only fooling and will not interpose any objection if it calls on the boys to hand up their fives and tens. SUNDAY BASEBALL GAMES Assemblyman Stillwell Tells Church People That They Are Innocent Amusement. Assemblyman Peter Stillwell, of Bay onne. made an address last evening at a mass meeting called by a number of church people in that city for the purpose of discussing the Sunday baseball ques tion. The meeting took place in the Ber gen Point Baptist Mission and was at tended by many clergymen. While Assemblyman Stillwell is a church member, he did not endorse the views of the ministers who are against Sunday ball playing. He said that Sun-, day ball games, where good order waa maintained, were, iu his opinion, inno cent amusements, and not injurious to the morals of those who attended them. The Rev. Charles P. MacGregor, of the Bergen Poi utBaptist Church; the Rev. Frederick Maurice Kirkus, of Trin ity Protestant Episcopal Church, and the Rev. William H. Booccek, of the First Reformed Church, all opposed Mr. Still-, well’s views. It was evident, however, that th<* majority of those iu the audi ence were in favor with Mr. Stillwell, as the resolution prepared by the clergy* men against the game were not put ot a vote. In the audience were many men*, bers of the West Side Athletic Club. Mr. Stillwell is a Democrat and is at candidate for a third term in the Asseru* biy. WEATHER INDICATORS. NEW YORK. Sept. 27, 1902—For*, cast for the thirty-six hours ending at 8 1\ M. Sunday:—Fair and warmer tbs night and probably tomorrow; west winds. Choice selection of Cut Flowers and Funeral Designs. At COLE'S, the Florist. No. 140 Newark Avenue. JAMES J. MERR1TY. Undertaker. No. 400 Grove street. Hudson Tel. 289. R? H. DUFF, Undertaker, now at 51b. 544 Jersey avenue. WILLIAM J. MORAN. Undertaker, 147 Montgomery street. Tel. 347. GEORGE STEVENS. Undertaker, No. 005 Jersey avenue. Tel. 124. DIED CLOUGII.—On Sept. 27, 1902, Emm* Amelia, wife of William J. Clough, at Jier late residence, No. 512 Jersey avenue. Funeral services will be held at St, Paul’s M. E. Church. Third street, oa Monday, Sept. 29, at two o’clock. EKTLE—Ou Thursday. September 25, 1902, Charles Ertle, Sr., aged 71 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from hia late residence. No. 387 Jackson avenue, on Monday, September 29, at 8 A. M„ thence to St. Patrick’s Church. Bramhali and Ocean avenue, where a solemn high mass of requiem will be offered for th< hippy repose of his soul.