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St. Peter’s Altar Boys Won From St. Peter’s School Boys in Season’s Opening Game, TIGERS TRAINING HARD Put Through Heavy Work by the Coaches—Pordham Meets Columbia—Gen eral NoteB. TODAY’S FOOTBALL GAMES. Howard vs. Amherst, at Cambridge. Yale vs. Wesleyan, at New Haven. Pennsylvania vs. Havevford, at Phila delphia Cornell vs. Hobart, at Ithaca. Columbia vs. Fordlmni, at New York. Lafayette vs. Gettysburg, at Easton. Bovdoin vs. Exeter, at Brunswick. Dartmouth vs. Massachusetts State College, at Hanover. Princeton Freshmen vs. Pennington Seminary, at Pennington. The Tigers’ practice yesterday was comparatively light. But few of the regular players took part in the scrim rages and the line-up covered a small ■portion of the afternoon’s practice. The coaches still cling to their plan of playing DeWitt at guard in spite of the injury of Rafferty. Though replaced at tackle the latter part of the Lehigh game, DeWitt again appeared at guard, when the ’varsity lined up for yester day’s brush with ithe scrub. Reed has succeeded to Rafferty’s place. The principal feature of the practice was the playing of a young sophomore named Baker. Baker was brought over from the scrub and put in Waller’s place at guard. His work immediately attract ed attention, and during the whole prac tice, coaches for the line kept at the young guard's back, instructing him. He broke through the tide repeatedly, show ing great speed and aggressiveness. Barney was sent over to the scrub, and he and Short had a lively time of it. Outside of Baker Princeton forwards did not seem to handle the scrub’s line eas ily, and the first half of the practice was without a score. ‘Princeton’s favorite set of backs now seems to be Hart, Foulke, McClave and Burke. Moore, Kafer, Delaney and Vet terline are now playing regularly togeth er and make a fair change. Byles fre quently takes Pelaney’s place, at full back. Princeton has none too many good backs in the field. She needs Pear son and Stevens badly. -Steve McClave now reports for daily practice, and .if he does not play quarterback he will doubt less be used at half. The coaches gave the first play to the tackles, and this play was used to a great extent during the practice. Prob ably tomorrow the team will ibe coached in tackle and guards’ back formations. It is the intention to use DeWitt behind the line on all such formations. DeWitt and probably the left tackle will be the line men used behind the line. Deutcher and Rafferty, the two most prominent, men on Princeton’s hospital list, were on the field during practice, Deutcher in uniform. The big Andover guard wil lenter scrimmages in two or three days. Rafferty does not appear to be hurt 'seriously. Princeton’s first line up was composed almost entirely of substitutes, and the play between the ’varsity and the scrub was even. Later, when Hart, Faulke, McClave and Burke entered, the ’varsity made big gains, through the line and around the ends. The play of the tackle carrying the ball did not net much ground. In the second half of practice Munn kicked off to Brown, and the big tackle bore the ball off fifteen yards before he was downed. De Witt kicked to Floyd, who was downed before he had a chance to start with the ball. The ’varsity took the ball away immediately, and her backs started on an uninterrupted course for a touchdown. Fonlke made fifteen yards around left end, McClave kicked the cen tre for five more, and Hart slipped through left tackle for four. The ball was soon on the scrubs’ three-yard line, from which point Hart went through left tackle for a touchdown. The work of moving the big stands has u pwffi? LETTER HEADS. ^ BUSINESS CARDS. BILL HEADS. ENVELOPES. | O CIRCULARS. begun. By next week Princeton’s grid iron will be enclosed on all sides by the high stands in preparation for the gif me with Columbia on October 25. The stands were not moved lust year. . There will be several notable 'varsity battles on the gridiron today, and the performances of the big college teams ought to give a fairly good test of their relative strength. The main interest will probably be in the game between Harvard and Amherst at Cambridge, because Yale defeated Amherst by 23 to 0 last Saturday, and the experts will try to draw conclusions as to the relative strength of Harvard and Yale from the result of the game this afternoon. Yale ought to have quite an interesting tussle with Wesleyan at New Haven. Of course, it is scarcely within the bounds of human possibility that Wes leyan can win, but, when it is taken into account that Wesleyan last Saturday held the hard fighting Browns down to 5—0, quite a keen and interesting strug gle may be expected. The only local game of importance is that between Columbia and Fordham at the Polo Grounds, and while here again the result is practically a foregone con clusion, the Fordham aggregation may be expected to put up a stubborn fight. It is to be expected that the big col leges will try a variety of new plays and formations today. Their games are considered more or less in the light of practice," and it will be a distinction for the minor college that can score at all. With the advent of many new players the Columbia ’varsity was subjected to a shake-up yesterday, which will prob ably affect the playing order in today’s game against Fordham at Columbia Field. The game will be the first home game and a good attendance is expected. The Fordham players are lighter than the Columbia men, but they are fast, and it is safe to say that the score will not compare with that made against Rut gers. The probable line-up today will be:— Left end, Wood; left tackle, Brown; left guard, Tomlinson or Stiefel; centre, Da den; right guard, Doliu; right tackle, Thorpe: right end, Wolff or McCollom; quarter-back, Goodman or Erb; left half back, Weekes; right half-back, Smith; full-back, Fisher or Townsend. Captain Weekes has ordered all candi dates for the 1 MOO freshman team to re port tomorrow' afternoon. NEW HAVEN, Conn.. Oct. 7.—Yale has a kicking game in store for Wes leyan tomorrow when they meet on the Yale field. More kicking was done to day than has been seen here this seas son. The punting was done by McClin tock and vnnderpool, and the two quit with honors about even. The work of the afternoon was con fined to two short halves, the men taking light work in anticipation of a stiff game tomorrow. W. O. Hickok, who has been assitsing in the coaching for the past few days, got into the play himself. He went in against Goss and Kenny, and the result of his trial of the two men may be ap parent in the game tomorrow. CAMBRIDGE, Mass, Oct. 7.—Har vard had light work today in preparation for her game with Amherst tomorrow. This game will afford the first oppor tunity of judging the relative strength of Harvard and Yale. The latter de feated Amherst three days ago, by a seore of 23 to 0. Harvard hardly hopes to do as well, especially now that her team iB weakened by a host of crip ples. Stillman will be in Captain Kernan’s place at left half. None of the regular men is seriously injured and. probably all of them will be in the game again by next week. ITHACA, N. Y., Oct. 7.—For the first time in three weeks Cornell’s football aspirants had a rest. They did not work in the rain. Some of the men did not even report on this account, but all of the best candidates for the back field were on hand. The struggle for posi tions back of the line has now become so heated that the present members of the ’varsity would hardly dnre to run the risk of cutting a day. The hard work of the past few days has told on the candidates and nearly every man is complaining of bruises. The team plays Hobart College tomor row. Gaelic football will have a popular re vival when the respective champions of the East and Greater Nwe York meet in their match for interstate honors on Sunday next at Celtic Park. The teams which will be arrayed against each other are the Young Ire lands of Worcester, Mass., and the O’Connells of New York. Each aggre gation has in its ranks men who have shown themselves to be the greatest ex ponents of the game in their vicinities. Alderman William Barry of Jersey City, that whom no man is more favor ably known in Irish sports, will referee the game, and lovers of football feel that his judging of the fine points will be sat isfactory to all. The St. Peters’ Altar Boys’ football team opened tlieir $bason with a victory over the St. Peters’ School Boys yester day. It was a good game. In the first half the score was 5—0 in favor of the School Boys. But in the second the Al tar Boys got on the alert and scored two touchdowns and received a point for kicking a goal, while the School Boys got one point. The Altar Boys had a successful sea son of baseball and hope to do as well in football. They have four of their old players on the gridiron: Ryan and Fitz patrick, ends; Dykeman, quarterback, and Oulloo, right tackle. They would like to play altar boys from the different churches at 80 pounds. Address chal lenges to Thomas Sheridan, No. 142 Sus sex street. Altar Boys—J. Ryan, r. e.; L. Duffy, r. t.; J. Egan, r. g.; H. Foley, e.; J. Mc Mahon. 1. g.; W. Mulvey, W. Hennessy, I. t.; T. Fitzpatrick, 1. e. • F. Dykman. q.; J. Higgins, r. h. b.; b. Gallery, S. Egan, 1. h. b.; V. Dooly, f. b. School Boys—L. Howderly, r. e.; T. Hickey,' r. t.; J. Shannon, r. g.: G. Leay gon. e.; R. Farrell, 1. g.; H. Kelly, 1. t.; E. Dillon, 1. e.; M.' Higgins, q.; W. Thompson, r. h. b;< 6. Horuuug, T. Banuou, 1. h. b.; T. Vleden, f. b. HURLING BOOMS. Ireland’s National Game Is to Be Taken Up Here With Interest. Now tlint it is evident that there is to be formed an American Gaelic Athletic Association, through the efforts of Victor Dowling, P. J. Conway, Joseph Cava naugh and others, hurling, the national game of Ireland, will receive a great deal of attention, and one of the most important matches that is to be played in America will be played October 19 at Celtic Park, between the Mahers, champions of America, and the Dalys. Hurling is one of the oldest sports on record. Strictly the uattional game of Ireland, it dates its history as fur bach as the history of the Emerald Isle itself. As an all-around athletic exercise it ranks with the Irish game of handball and its strenuous features are well cal culated to develop every muscle in the human frame. In olden times the an cients played the game in a somewhat different style from that in vogue with the present day hurlers, and were adepts at it. In fact, it may be safely stated that the best hwlers ofthe present time are scarcely o be compared with their ancestors. To become expert at hurling requires above all other games, the strictest at tention and daily practice ere one can hope to master its simple looking, but very difficult, points. The breaking of one’s hurley and the replacing of it by another not exactly the same in weight, shape and size may instantly cripple a man’s play until he becomes used to the new hurley. This accounts for the var ious styles and shapes in hurleys. The pick of the ancient burlers diu not know what it was to miss a ball, no matter at what speed it might be traveling, and they would, if accounts are to be be lieved, take it off an opponent’s nose without touching him. It was often the case in the oldtime matches, where the play was 'all overhead, that is to say, when the ball was sent through the air —that it traveled rapidly from one hur ley to another in circus fashion and came to the ground only when it struck where there was no player, ul those days it was accounted a' great piece of bud play for a mun to miss at all in a match. LENNY STAID. But He Was Badly Beaten by Young Corbett in Phila delphia. Young Corbott put It all over Eddy Lenny at the Industrial Club, Philadel phia, last night, but at the same time he did not materially add to his reputa tion. The surprise was furnished by Lenny himself, who stood a world, of punishment, and by resorting to hugging tactics in the last round succeeded in staying the limit, after being twice knocked down in the first thirty-five sec onds of fighting. Toward the end of the round lie again took the floor on a com bination punch and wrestle, but he re gained his legs and went to a clinch. Corbett fought like a whirlwind in the last thirty seconds, but could not land the punch soporific. That Lenny stayed the limit was due solely to his condition, which was superb. He was trained to the minute and looked ns hard as nails. Corbett, on the contrary, was hog fat, and was a trifle short on wind. He showed this particularly at the end of the third round, when he had Lenny in trou ble. Xlie fact that Lenny had quit in his bout with McGovern at the same club several years ago had a depressing effect upon the size of the crowd. The patrons of the game in this city fought shy, an ticipating another barney. Then again rumors had been current that Lenny was to be permitted to go the limit through tlie connivance of Corbett—a rumor that was indignantly denied by the members of oCrbett’s camp, who were willing to bet money that Corbett would stop Lenny inside of the pre scribed limit. Whatever difference there was in the work of the ooys on the/1-st round was in favor of Lenny. Ccfbett was apparently bent ou sizing up Lenny before becoming noticeably aggressive. The exchanging at both short and long range was in favor of Lenny, and in a red-hot clinch he had several shades the better of it. Beginning with the second round, how ever, there was nothing to it but Cor bett. He opened with three straight left jabs info Lenny’s not .strictly handsome countenance. Lenny cheered his follow ers by retaliating with a swinging left on Corbett’s face, but it had no appre ciable effect. In the middle of the round oCrbett lauded a terrific left on the wind. Had that punch lauded an inch or two higher up there would have been nothing to it. Lenny made a rally at the end of the round, landing a straight left just as tire hell sounded. When they came together for the third round Lenny began sprinting, with Cor bett right nftei; ,hiin. Lenny just missed a left-handed swing tiiat was meant to put him out of business, and then ran into a right on the body, from the effects of which he never entirely recovered. Lenny took many a punch during the round, but there was never enough spaed behind them to do any harm. In fact, Corbett appeared willing to take any sort of a chance in order to get in one good, solid punch. Cricket. It has been definitely decided to send i a cricket team to England in 1903. An important meeting of the Associated Cricket Clubs was held yesterday. Sec retary Brown announced that Francis H. Bolden, who has been spending the summer in England, had just returned and reported that although the seliedule j for the team whieh will visit England nest summer had not been completed, lie was assured by Secretary Alcock of the Surrey Club that there will be no match in securing the desired dates. Matches will be played with the leading county j I WHAT WE ABE COMING TO—THE STEEI AGE. Professor Doolittle says that in a million years the earth will be a frozen mass of metal; then Mr. Morgan will be in his element.— Minneapolis Journal. teams of England, and will include York shire, Lancashire, Surrey, Middlesex, Kent. Sussex and Somerset, while games will also be played with Oxford and Cambridge and with a representative team in Ireland and Scotland. ALL-AMERICANS LOSE. Went Down Before Pittsburg j Champions in a Well Played Game. LIFE CRUSHED OUT Terrible Work of the Wheels of a Heavy Truck on Coles Street. The street tragedies in animal life are interesting to all who love the domesti cated dumb beast. With the increase of trolley and truck traffic in the business section of a city, the danger to life and limb to these pet animals multiply. Their danger is greater than even that which thus menaces childreA. For watchful eyes are almost ever upon every child that plays iu a street where there is much traffic. The frisky, affectionate dog. springing with joyous bark at the head of the horse Which his master is driving, sees not the swift, on rushing trolley. He bounds across the line of the tracks and the next moment is crushed to death and his carcass shoved aside to await the arrival of the cart of the dead animal man. Pussy, too, lias her troubles. She is menaced by both dog and moving vehicle. Heeently the remarkable sight of a small but lithe limbed and fast running terrier was seen on Newark ave nue to disappear bead foremost under one of the on coming trolley ears and within an inch of his life was seen to emerge from between the forward and hind trucks of the car. “Lucky dog!” iu chorus, exclaimed a dozen spectators, who had held their breath. Yesterday, in Coles street, a sleek, black pussy heard the savage bark and caught sight of a dog ten times her size just as she was jumping to the street from the top of a six-foot fence. “To the swift belongs the race,” evi dently flashed across the cat’s brain, for she showed the fleet footed dog a clean pair of heels while crossing the asphalted roadwny to reach her home and safety. A heavy, rumbling truck was passing by. In between the forward and hind wheels of the near side she darted and in a diagonal direction attempted to emerge from in front of the forward wheel on the far side, but that forward wheel caught pussy in the neck. The hind wheel did the same. Pussy lay a quivering mass of flesh beneath a coat of liair. It is said a cat has nine lives. The uncrushed part of pussy made a desper ate effort to prove this, but unsuccess fully. A moment after the tragedy the whole body reared and turned and four cat’s paws clawed the air in effort to climb into space. But the head would not rise from the hard asphalt bed upon which it lay crushed. A moment later pussy lay dead, and two children, with tear stained eyes, rushed from a neigh boring hallway and bore off the dead body. -A Yesterday’s ball game between the champion Pittsburg and the All-Ameri cans, at Pittsburg, was purely a pitcher’s battle. Up to the ninth inning Leever was invincible, but then came a let-up, during which the American Leaguers scored three runs. Score;— PITTSBURG. R. H. PO. A. E. Beaumont, c.f. 1 3 4 0 0 Clarke, l.f. 2 10 0 0 Leach, 3b.U 1 4 2 0 Wagner, s.s..1 v 1 1 4 0 Brsnsfigld, lb,. 0 0 8 0 0 Richey, 2b. 0 0 2 1 0 Sebriug, r.f.0 1 0 0 0 Smith, c.0 1 0 0 0 Leever, p.0 1 0 3 0 Totals .... ..... 4 9 27 10 0 ALL-AMERICANS. R. H. PO. A. E. Hartsel, l.f.0 2 1 0 0 Jones, c.f...0 1 0 1 0 Davis, lb.0 1 9 2 0 Bradley, 3b.0 0 1 4 0 Wallace, 2b.0 1 4 2 1 Harley, r.f.1 1 0 0 0 Cross, s.s.1 2 1 0 0 Sullivan, c.1 2 8 0 0 Young, p.0 0 0 2 0 Totals. 3 10 24 11 1 Pittsburg. 20200000 x—1 All-American.... 00000 0 00 8—3 Two-base hit—Clarke. Three-base hits —Beaumont. Hartsel, Sullivan. Bases on balls—By Young, 1; by Leever, 1. Passed ball—Sullivan. Wild pitch— Young. Struck out—By Young, 7 (Bransfield, Ritchey, Sebriug. Leach 2, Smith, Leever); by Leever. 5 (Jones 2, Sullivan, Dnvis, Harley). Time of game —1 hour and 30 minutes. Umpires— O’Day and O’Sullivan. Handball. William Corcoran and Christian Nulty defeated Joseph Nulty and J. Brady in three straight games tost night. Mad den and Turner broke even with Brady and Kehoe. The scores:— Corcoran and C. Xulty.... 21 21 21 J. Xulty and .T. Brady.... 13 17 19 Madden and Turner.... 21 15 Kehoe aud Brady. 17 2‘ J. Nnlty. 21 16 1+ Madden.. 18 21 21 Brady. 21 21 Turner. 18 17 C. Xulty and Chartes. 11 19 Brady and Madden. 21 21 Madden and Turner. 21 21 R. Hart and James Keegan... 15 18 ReMey and .Tames Keegan. 21 21 T. Xulty aud A. Keegan. 16 15 Chartes. 17 12 21 Ryan. 21 21 10 Patricks. 14 21 17 Boyle. 21 19 21 PEDDLERS TURNED LOOSE. Tlie Board of Aldermen granted li censes to seven peddlers,tone junk dealer and one hand organ grinder last night. Morr'r.tcwti Horse Show. The Field Chib of Morristown has re ceived over three hundred entries for its .fifth horse show, to be held October S, 9, j 10 and 11. This result far exceeds last ' year’s record for entries and assures a fine exhibition, as well as keen competi tion. The show begins ccnh afternoon at 1:45 and continues the following djys until Saturday, when there will also be a morning session, beginning at 10:30. The exhibitors of- roadsters include George F. King. Albion L. Page, DeWitt C. Flanagan, Frank Hughes. Carl W. Schultz. Frank McEwan, N. L. New comb and Thomas E- Hidden. -jk_ r> i JLawi/ers ~ - ^Desiring expedition, neat wor/c and . , , j accuracy ...... in the printing of j'—--■ ' r~. ,, . . .—— — ©Caw *t/Jor/c Should use the , . . \ prompt delivery and moderate ...... price service of the I - i —-- j Jersey Q'ty *}?etvs\ f ) SALOONKEEPERS ACCUSED. Police Commissioner Bank, of Hobo ken a Spy Victim. Julius Frank, of No. 151 Van Horn street, an agent of the Hudson County haw and Order League, appeared before Recorder Stanton in Hoboken yesterday and took affidavits testifying against ten saloon keepers of that city for violating the Sunday closing ordinance. Frank has been in Hoboken collecting evidence with other agents of the league since last August. ' Police Commissioner Martin Danb, Jr., is among those accused of violating the ordinance, which lias always been regard*, j ed in the light of a1 joke in Hoboken. Summonses for the appearance of the teiV saloon keepers in court tomorrow will be issued. JERSEY CITY ! WON TWICE; Local Council Starts Well in the Royal Arcanum Bowl ing League. HODOKEN LOST TWO GAMES Acacia No. 1 Five Takes One —Speculation on the Ath letic League Enlarge ment. Jersey City Council No. 2 won two games of the series of three bowled last night at Wood’s Hall alleys in the Royal Arcanum Bowling League. The Acacia No. 1 team won the odd game, after los ing one.5 The third team was from Ho boken Council No. 2, and it lost. The meeting introduced three new teams to the rooters, as it was the second night in the scehdule. There was a big crowd on hand, and plenty to interest the bowling enthusiatsts. The first game was between the Jersey City and the Hoboken teams. It was a close race throughout up to the last part when Jersey City got to the front and finally won out by 40 pins. None of the bowlers on either team had any very good luck. Breaks were frequent and strikes were scarce, though there were some good spares made. High score was made by Moyer, who got 101. Lemkey was second with 145. Both were on the Hoboken team, and their fine scores went for nothing, be cause of the very small scores made by Mettleboy and Hamilton. W. Holland was high among the Jersey City bowlers with 135. The second game engaged Hoboken and Acacia, and the latter won in the last frame by the narrow margin of 10 pins, llemerest was high for Hoboken with 150. McGowan’s 177 was high for the night. It was almost a walkover for Jersey City in the last game when they defeat ed the Acacia team by 31 pine. The scores:— FIRST GAME—JERSEY CITY. NO. 2 „ ' St. Sp. Br. Sc. E. Holland.2 2 tj 117 W. Holland ..‘2 3 5 135 Henning.3 i o 121 Miller. 2 1 7 113 Dwyer. 1 4 5 123 Totals .10 12 20 012 HOBOKEN NO. 2. „ St. Sp. Br. Sc. Moyer. 3 4 3 101 Nettlcton.0 1 !) 78 Semkeu .... .2 4 4 145 Hall. 1 2 7 1J)3 Hamilton. 1 2 7 S8 Totals . 7 1.3 .30 575 SECOND GAME—HOBOKEN NO. 2. S5 Sp. Br, Sc. Mover. 2 3 5 140 Nettletou.0 1 9 77 Semken. 3 1 o 121 Demurest. 3 2 5 150 Hall. 3 2 5 127 Totals.11 9 30 015 ACACIA NO. 1. St. Sn. Br. Sc. McGowan.3 0 1 177 Slqver. 1 2 7 108 Wallace. 2 2 0 103 Barber. 1 2 7 107 Elliott. 1 5 4 130 Totals.8 17 25 025 THIRD GAME—JERSEY CITY No. 2. St. Sp. Br. Sc. E. Holland. 1 4. 5 125 Miller..2 4 3 19; M . Holland. 0 0 d 107 Henning.4 2 5 150 Dwyer. 1 4 5 r29 Totals'. 9 20 22 705 ACACIA 1 NQr-1. St. Sn. Br. Sc. McGowan.'2 7 1 109 Siover. 3 4 3 157 Wallace. 0 0 10 79 Gough--- 1 3 « 117 Elliott. 1 0 3 154 Totals.,7 21 23 074 There is much discussion among bowl ers over the increased number of clubs in the Athletic Bowling League. It has been argued all along that the Athletic League season is too short, and that was one reason why an addition of chibs was deemed advantageous. Both the Century Wheelmen and Montclair Club ha "a handsome clubhouses and are desirable acquisitions, so that the present season bids fair to eclipse any of its prede cessors, both in importance and point of interest. , The plan is now to start the championship season early next month, probably on Monday. November 10. With tlfe addition to membership it will again be necessary to make a change in the prize list. Nothing definite in that line was decided upon last night. The new list will be prepared immediately and submitted at the next meeting, to be held nest Monday- night. There was general satisfaction among the delegates over the return of flic North End and Montclair clubs, as both are old members of the league. Neither was represented at the meeting, but they have been notified and will at once start to prepare teams. Contreil, of the North End Club, stated that lie had been ap pointed captain of the “five,” and hoped to get together a good team. The prob able make-np will be Contreil, Harper, Crooks. Stidfole and Manners. Heitz mann is also a possibility. He and Man ners dropped ont of the game a couple of years ago, but it is believed that they can again he'got into line. BOARD OF STREET AND WATER COMMISSIONERS. (Official Proceedings.) (Continued.) While not bound by the contract to do so, we are quite willing to so prepare our plans ns to make our construction useful as a part of the larger plan, and we have done so; but we cannot under take to do more, and to actually con structwork not needed for our contract, but only for a possible future enlarge ment of the works. I understand from your letter of Sep tember 5, as well as from our conversa tions, that your objection to the pian we have submitted for the Pai sipanny Dyke is that it does not provide n core wall suf ficiently thick to be raised, if needed here after, as the core of a dyke fen- a supply of 70 million, and that it also does not provide now the base of the inner slope of the enlarged dyke, if raised for a sap ply of 70 million gallons per day. I un derstand that you do not question the fit ness ofg the core, or section, as proposed by me, considered as a dyke for a supply of 50 million alone. The construction proposed by me is illustrated by the pr o posed section sketch “A,” which also shows, in one of several ways, how it may be incorporated in the larger plan, if that shall ever be needed. I have not indicated ft core wall in the larger see which the tightness of the dyke cun be secured—by puddled, concreted, or as phalt slopes—steel core, puddle eore, ere., all in harmony with good engineering practice; wit lithe advance of the art of construction, no engitieer can say now what the engineer of the future may adopt. I do not consider that either you or 1 are Warranted, under the contract, to prepare or adopt a detail of construc tion of a work so far in the future, and possibly never to be called for, and as yet unauthorized. lour requirement, as I understand it, is shown in the enclosed section sketch "B,” in which the portion of bank and core will be colored green, represent those portions of the plan not required for a 50 million plant, but which you contend should be now built by us to meet the possible future increase of the plant to a 70 million ca pacity per day. The lines in black on these sections show the present construc tion in both cases, and the red lines the proposed methods of increase to a capac ity of 70 million gallons per day. If I am in error as to the points of difference between us, I request that you will set me right. Very truly yours, (Signed) E. W. HARRISON, Chief Engineer, J. C. \V. S. Company. Jersey City, Sept. 16. 1902. E. W. Harrison. Esq., Chief Engineer of Jersey City Water Supply Co.:— Dear Sir—In my letter to you of Sep tember 5 I gave as my general reasons for rejecting the plans of the Parsipanny Dyke (marked 81-A-6) that the sections shown thereon were not in accord with the contract and dwelt more in detail on the fact that they did not conform to the specifications tendered by the con tractor at the time he made his applica tion for change in dam location. As that letter has not met with the response I had hoped for. and in order to have the city’s case fully a matter of record, it is necessary to go into the question as to the contractor’s obligation under his bid. In order to get the measure of such obligation it will be necessary to go back and see what the city specifications called for in the way of tenders from bidders. Oil the city’s printed “Contract for New Water Supply,” pp. 9 and 10, will be found the following:— “The first works must be constructed with storage reservoirs of sufficient ca pacity —; as to be capable of collecting and delivering 50 million gallons daily.” - “The lands, reservoir sites, water rights and easements necessary to enable the city to use 70 million gallons daily must be acquired.” The “bidder had to obli gate himself during the term of the con tract, but prior to the exercise of the City’s option to purchase, if notified to increase the capacity to immediately pro ceed to construct such additional storage as to be capable, with these previously constructed, of collecting and delivering 70 million gallons daily.” uu me murage quesuon, uiereiore, tne bidder had to make definite tenders (1) to construct a reservoir adequate to a 50 million daily supply and (2) to tender a reservoir site capable of being properly improved without interfering with the use of the 50 million reservoir, so as to impound the additional storage required for a 70 million daily delivery. It made uo difference then, nor could it thereafter, whether the city had or dered the increased capacity or whether it had not: the obligation was for the bidder to demonstrate that in ease the increased cnpacity was desired that the additional storage could be properly, practically and safely accomplished. In compliance with requirement No. 1 the contractor offered to construct a reservoir at Old Boonton (Kingsland location). To meet requirement No. 2 he tendered the same site (slightly enlarged), stating P. 40:—"Whenever, during the term of con tract,” “the city shall notify the con tractor to increase the capacity of his works, then it is proposed to incresae the old Boonton reservoir by raising the dam" and in no other way could the desired increase be obtained within the area tendered. Of course the same method of increase applies to the Parsippany dyke, which is practically a dam on the southern part of the reservoir. Prior to February. 1900. the contrac tor did not know but that “during the term of his contract and prior to the ex ercise of the City's option to purchase” ho might be notified to increase the capa city and construct such additional stor age. He, therefore, in preparing his plan for the dyke, had to so design present construction (to meet the stage require ment for a 50 million daily supply) that it would be possible to “raise” it in a proper, practical and safe manner to meet tlie requirement for a 70 million daily delivery. It would surely seem that the best way to secure the desired results would be for the contractor to first design a dyke which would meet all the engineering re quirements of a dyke for the 70 million daily supply. Having such a design, the location for the core-wall (which should be central to the highest portion of the 70 million dyke) could be properly de fined, and thereafter he could construct his embankment and core-wall of such a section as would furnish a dyke for the 50 million reservoir and also of such a width ou the inner side of the core wall as would permit of the “raising” of the dyke (for the 70 million supply! in a proper and safe manner. In fact such was the plan of construction then intended by the contractor, for Blue print B-168, Nov. 11, ’99, issued by the con tractor to the city engineer as the intend ed plan of constructing the dyke, de lineated just such a dyke—and that blue print plan is the only one that has been submitted to the city engineer up to the ones received ou 5th of this month. in i- er.ruiirj-, niui). tiio city save notice that it would exercise the option to pur chase the 50 million plant and of course that ended the contractor's liability to actually construct the possible enlarge ment, but it did not relieve him of liis obligation to so construct the 50 million dyke as to leave his tendered reservoir site (for impounding the additional storage required for a 70 million daily delivery) in such a shape as would be permissive of its being properly and safely improved for the purpose intend ed. No notice followed from the con tractor that he therefore intended to change the contour of his dyke. Iu October, 1000, the City Engineer notified the contractor's engineer that he would expect the height of dyke shown on above blue print to tie slightly in creased (which was agreed to), but uo in timation was even then received tlmt the contractor desired to make any changes from the blue print of Nov. 11. '99. I Nor was any such intimation ever re ceived until July. 1902. and that was in formal, the formal notification being the plans Sept.. ’02. Sl-A-G, which did not reach the City Engineer until the 5th of this month. In addition, therefore, to my objections to those last received plans (as set forth in my letter to you of Sept 5) I desire’ to add a specific' objection to them in that they do not fulfill the contractoi-’s obligation to so construct his dyke for the 50 million supply as to permit of its be ing properly, practically and safely “rais ed'’ to obtain the additional required stor age and without interfering with the use of tlie 50 million reservoir. The core wall of an earth dyke is its most important element—any failure I it is a failure in the dyke. Its foundation must be secure, the ere tion mu»t be stable and of continuum impervious construction to at least t) height of the water to be impounded- * necessarily it must be located in tl highest section of the embankment. The core wall on the plan in question i wrongly located. For the purpose of tk prospective enlargement it cannot b "raised”. The core wall should he loea' ed so that it would be central to tb highest portion of the dyke, as possib) to bi completed for the 70 million suppl and then the core wall could be raise when desired. In fact, as a whole ti dyke as submitted cannot be "raised” fc the purposes of the prospective enlargi meut, and therefore cannot fulfill tb contractor’s tender when bidding. Th only suggestion that the contractor noi makes as to a way of providing the a< ditiouai storage is that practically as other dyke can be constructed outside o and connected with the dyke he wish* now to construct. But that solution i not permissible. The additional dyk would require another core wail (locatei where the present one should have been and its foundations would have 6 go down to rock or hard pan much below the present surface a the ground, and the excavation there for would have to be larsre ly within and below the outside embank ment of the dyke -which the contract^ now desires to construct. Considering thl great length of that dyke (about 2,901 feet), the great quantity of water It i| intended to hold back (a superficial are* of 707 acres with a maximum depth oi 23)4 feet), the embandmeqt when ond constructed should never be cut into ol interfered with as it would be eminent ly unsafe and perilous, and no plan o( construction of present dyke should bt permitted which required for its enlarge ment such prospective extensive excav« tions within the limit of its embank) ment. It is not the City Engineer’s functiot to prepare the contractor’s plans an! working drawings, he simply is to ra eeive and criticize them, and in certail cases he is clothed with absolute vet# power. When he rejects any, the corn tract states that they “shall not be use! on construction.” There is no proviso! for any appeal from his decision. Th< plans of the proposed Parsipanny Dyk! (marked 81—A—6) having been rejectee by me, I must insist that they shall no) be used in construction and that whea such dyke is built it shall be constructed on plans that are not radically, objection! able. If in so insisting I should be calling upon the contractor to execute any work that is not called for by his contract, hi has his remedy. The law would allow liis claim for extra work and the city il solvent. Since writing the foregoing I am lq receipt this day of your letter of Sep* tember 12. Therein you state that “thg blue print” (in question) “was dated No vember 11, ’99, which was after thl Board of Resolution of October 31, ’99, approved the new site so that it could not have been considered in making that change.” It seems necessary to reply that thl schedule given me prior to Oct. 23, ’99, by the contractor showing the quantities of core wall and earth embankment in the 50 and also the 70 million Parsipanny; Dykes clearly proves that a dyke sec tion shown on that blue print was used in computing the quantities. The information furnished by that! schedule was one of the elements on which I based my report of October 23 to the Board of Street and Water Com missioners, which report, together with the contractor’s letter of October 7, formed the basis of the Board’s ac quiescence in the desired change of loca tion of dam. I lours very truly, (Signed) GARWOOD FERRIS, „ Engineer iu Charge. Received and referred to the Commit tee on New Water Works. REPORT OR THE CLERK. Jersey City, Sept. 23, 1902. Honorable Board of Street and Water Commissioners. Gentlemen—The Commissioners of Assessment have filed with me on this date their Final Assessment Maps and Reports for the improvement of McDou gai street, from Arlington avenue to Randolph avenue. And for the improvement of Rutgers avenue, between Cator avenue and the property line south of Warner avenue, and- New street, Sheffield street and Chapel avenue, between Rutgers and Ocean avenue. Also Preliminary map for the construc tion of sower in Seidler street, from a point 425 feet north of Bramhall avenue to aud connecting with the sewer in Bramhall avenue. Respectfullv submitted. GEO. T. BOUTON, ' _ . Clerk. Received and ordered filed. REPORTS OF CHIEF ENGINEER. The Chief Engineer reported certifi cates iu favor of Edward O’Neill, $132.42, retained percentage on account of contract No. 1303. Henry Byrne, $3,345.84, on account of contract No. 1318. Edward P. O'Neill, $67.34, retained percentage on account of contract No. • 1313. P. Tumulty, Jr., $500, on account of contract No. 1343. From the same officer-— Submitting specifications as follows:— For improvement -of Van Horn street, between Commnnipaw avenue and Map le stree; for the widening and improve ment of Danforth avenue, between Hud son Boulevard and Fowler avenue, and the improvement of Danforth avenue, between Hudson Boulevard and the cen tre line of Danforth avenue; improve ment of Seventeenth street, between Jersey avenue and a point about 130 feet west of Monmouth street; plan, profiles and sections, together with schedule showing the probable cost for the im provement of the additions of Columbia Park; estimate for the probable cost of the improvement of tie additional sec tion of River View Park, and specifica tions for furnishing and delivering of 500 tons of anthracite coal; also specifi cations for the furnishing and delivering of 500 tons of bituminous coal at the High Set-vise _ Pumping Station of the Jersey City Water Works, Jersey City. From the same officer:— In relation to proposed route for the reconstruction of sewers in Belmont, Gardner and Jewett avenue, etc. From the same officer:— In relation to the covering of the 20 jneh main between this city and Har rison. Received and referred to their appro priate Committees. PRESENTATION OF CLAIMS. The following claims were pres, need:—* J. Koehka, $9.10; John A. Vill, $11.65, $13.30, $4.20: Thos. McGuire. $18: John Jennings, $18; F. Horwedel. $3.50; ,T. C. News, $52. $88. $9.30; J. F. Stewart Co.. $26.69. $2.20: P. Larkins. $8.30; Washburn Bros. Co., $4.16, $2.30. $10.55. $13.68; Commonwealth Roofing Co.. $59.25, $6.25: W. A. Boyd, $5, $5; United Electric Co. of N. J., $84: Jas. F. McKee. $100; F. Mnldoon. $100; P. J. Murphy. $75: A. J. Boyle, $100: E. O’Donnell, $156: John Boyd. $100: pay rolls Commissioners and Clerks, $1,268.30; Water Registrar. etc., $2 858.31; General Superintendents, etc.. $820; New Water Works. $1,376.66: em ployes in parks. $475: Chief Engineer, $1,884.99; laborers on Ravine Road, $160. Received and referred to their appro priate committees. REPORTS -OF STANDING COMM1T „ TF.F.S The Committee on Streets and Sewers reported on certificates of Chief Engineer in fr.vor of:— Edward O’Neill. $132.42, retained per centage on account of contract No. 1.303. Edward O’Neill, $67.64. retained per centage on account of contract No. 1.3191 Henry Ttyrne. *3.345.84, on account «f I contract No. 1.318.