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' HOUSE GOWNS,
Spring Models Some of
Which Are Simplicity
Itself and Others
Georgeous.
LACE GREATLY IN VOGUE
Cheerfulness a Woman’s
Winning Card—How to
Be Economical In Car*
pets.
House gowns nt present are taking as
much of the time of the modistes us the
gowns for street wear. They are becom
ing more and more elaborate and no ex
pense is spared on them. Little coffee
coats are now the rage and they are
trimmed most elaborately and are found
to be most useful. The name is not
dainty in the least, but the jackets are
the personification of daintiness.
These comfortable coats are made with
the low cut neck, which is filled in with
lace. Wide fichu effects are also popu
lar. Long trains are worn on the sim
plest of gowns and These are made with
the Watteau plait, which is fashionable
on both the back and front.
Lace is in vogue, w all of. tbe newest
gowns, and many yards of this are seen
on almost everything in the line of dress.
T'lie most delicate of coloring is inevit
able on the "robes de ehambre.” and
blue blended with a hardly discernible
pink is the making of a beautiful gown.
r or tnose wno nave to oe a nine econo
mical in their tastes there are numerous
styles and designs which are suitable,
and which do not cost fabulous prices.
These are fashioned of cotton crepes,
or some of the woolen goods which are
often used for dresses, and when trimmed
with black velvet and lace -they are at
tractive and very becoming. Many worn
en prefer the skirts and waists to be
worn in the home and they can be ob
tained at little Cost. The sk'.“s are
plain affairs which have a tucked flounce
around the bottom *and- a- pnget of lace
around the, hips. The coats, as they
are sometimes called, are made quite
plain, with the, lace and the blnck vel
vet around the edge .and are cut rather
low at the. neck.
Seme of tjiejie.wg.ists which are to be
worn with skirts, could oe worn for sep
arate waists and they would not be out.
of place at that. In fact, many of the
shirt woiata are being bought for this
purpose, and they are durable and pret
ty. Morning gowns of delicate shades of
silk are having great vogue, and these,
trimmed With lace and hand embroidery,
are popular among the fashionable peo
ple.
Snnvptuousuess is the keynote of some
of the gowns, and one particularly lovely
oue on this order is of white satin, heav
ily embroidered with gold flowers, in the
design of Japanese dragons. Around
the edge there is a deep fringe of wiiite
satin, and the train might be made of
some deep shade of velvet on the style
of the cotirt gowns. Of course' these
would be a little out of place for the ma
jority of persons, but they are really
worn and by a surprisingly large number
of people.
. • .
A woman’s winning card is cheerful
ness.
She may be capable of countless self
sacrifices, infinite tenderness, and endless
resources of wisdom, but if she cloaks
these very excel lentil possessions under
a garb of melancholy she may almost as
well not have them, so far ks the ordin
ary world with which she comes in daily
contact is concerned.
Tell the average busy man that a
bright, lovely fiower blooms away down
in an underground cave, and he won't
delve down there to look at it. But let
the fiower nod its lovely lace up in the
daylight, on the everyday level the busy
man treads, and he is certain to see it
and pretty, sure to look at it with pleas
ure, too.
That is cheerfulness. The root of glad
ness may be in the heart all right, but it
has to blossom out into a sunny faee and
plo^ant words before men will pay the
slightest attention to it.
The sunny aspect toward the world is
the only footing upon which social inter
course can be based. Some one has
quoted society as saying:—
“Come, let us gather up violets and
IS LOVELY FACE.
Beauty Is The Greatest
Power of Attraction.
Women Recognize It; Men
Bow Before Its Shrine;
The Secret of Cood Looks Dis
closed. How to Look Your Best
Never was there a time when women
did not try to make themselves- beautiful.
What is so lovely as a round, rosy fate,
white forehead and full red lips: wliat so
annoying as the blackheads and pimples
on the face, witli the dirty, greasy look
which always accompanies them. Life is
not worth living, the young girl thinks,
because of the bad, unpleasant look of
her skin, which she tries in vain to im
prove by the use of various cosmetics,
ointments and powders, not knowing that
all the while the trouble is not in the
skin itself, but in the system. It is
sometimes absolutely dangerous to use
outside applications, for if the skin is
simply cleared the disease is likely to at
tack some internal organ of the body,
where it may prove fatal to life itself.
But in purifying the blood the cure is
natural, permanent and without any in
jury.
Miss Beatrice Shansky, 102 East 82d
St., New York City, says:—
p
“My work is very hard on the nerves,
and I had become very nervous. I was
always tired and worn out when night
came. I was pale, and was getting very
thin, and 1 did not fee! like eating. Ev
ery little thing upset me, and I suffered
a great deal from nervous headache.
When I was feeling as though I could
not stand it much longer Dr. Greene’s
Nervura blood and nerve remedy was
recommended to me. Some other mem
bers of my family had taken it a couple
of years ago, and it did them so much
good I decided to try it. I never took
much as this did and I am
grateful to Dr. Greene for his
wonderful remedy. I gained flesh rapidly
and after taking two bottles, now have
a splehdid color. My nerves are strong,
and I no longer feel the strain of my
work upon them. Dr. Greene's Nervura
blood and nerve remedy had (tonh for me
what nothing else could do, and now I
am able to do my work without being all
dragged out when the day is done. I
know Dr. Greene’s Nervura blood and
nerve remedy to be a splendid remedy
for all business women, because it will
keep them from breaking down under the
nervous strain."
It is letters like these which prove the
wonderful power of Dr. Greene’s Ner
vura, the great blood and nerve remedy.
By the use of this marverr.us medicine
the system is cleansed, giving a clear and
healthy bloom, and freeing the complex
ion from blotches and pimples. It is
nature's own remedy, a purely vegetable
and perfectly harmless compound, the
discovery of the celebrated Boston phy
sician. Dr. Greene, of 101 Fifth avenue,
New York City, who can always be con
sulted free of charge, either personally
or by letter.
Recommended and for sale by all drug
gists.
make them into balls. Then I will toss
them at me.”
Foolish? Oh, no. For while we toss
figurative violets bark and forth we are
ail making each other's acquaintance and
laying the groundwork over which we
may walk up to such closer relationships
as the fates have destined for us; and
meanwhile the air is made fragrant for
everybody. Whereas, if we sit with sour
face, scorning to toss violets, why. then,
we are just left out of the game and ail
its consequences. And nobody cares—
but ourselves, wheu it is too late.
You can’t walk up to a man and
all its consequences. And nobody carte
—but ourselves, when it is too late.
Y'ou can’t walk up to a man and
straightway ask him his circumstances,
his family, his opinion, or, whatets mere
to the point, his disposition and aspect
toward the , world. But you discover
these things incidentally while you play
society’s pretty pastime of slinging vio
lets.
You have to be elieevful to play that
game. People won’t ’ play with you if
you’re not. You simply have to give the
world that thoroughfare by which to ap
proach you, or be left a hermit all your
days.
Cheerfulness does for a woman’s heart
what broad piazzas, pleasant windows
and wide doors do for a house. They
give promise of pleasantness within and
offer access thereto. While the heart,
ef a cold, over-reserved or melancholy
woman is like a grim, forbidding fortress
without doors or windows to give a man
a foothold. Whatever marvelous treas
ures it conceals he has no knowledge
of anything there is to compensate him
for the danger and trouble of scaling its
wails. . ’’
To drop all similes, men like a cheer
ful woman. She attracts them every
time. And they don’t like and never
will like a woman with a long face and
moping melancholy ways. This sort
i never gets on socially, seldom has much
influence, and is pretty sure to be us
unhappy all her days as she makes
other people.
* * *
When furnishing use the same pat
etrn carpet in all bedrooms: then, when
the carpets begin to wear, or you move
•i another house, the best part of one of
two can he joined together and will make
quite a presentable carpet,‘
WHY WINc nrti>T TO HOST.
In America a Mere Formality, bat In
Italy a Real Necessity.
The wine was opened desirously by
the waiter, who before serving the
guests poured a few drops into the
host's glass.
“Why did this waiter give you a lit
tle wine before helping the rest of us?”
asked a man of curious mind.
“Oh,” said the host, “that’s always
done.”
“I know it’s always \done. That doei
not answer my question, though. Here,
waiter,” the man persisted, “you tell
me why when you open a bottle of
wine you pour a few drops into the
host’s glass before serving the guests.”
The waiter smiled and answered:
“It’s a matter Of form, sir; an old
custom, a politeness. Its origin lies in
the fact that after the removal of the
cork there might be left in the neck of
the bottle a little dust or a few specks
of cork. The first drops poured out
would in that event contain the dust or
the cork, and thus the guest were he
served first might get this refuse; hence
the host is given the first drops.
"As a matter of fact, if you know
how to open wine you have no difficulty
in keeping the bottle’s neck clean. The
custom, therefore, is a formality in
America. In Italy, though, it is a real
necessity, for over there they pour a
little oil in the necks of their bottles of
native wine before corking on the
ground that this makes the wine air
tight. No doubt it does, but it also in
some cases gives to the first glass from
the bottle a decidedly oily flavor. There
fore the first glass the host gallantly
takes.”—Philadelphia Record.
HE WON THE Al/DlENCE.
The Way Frad Donelaaa Got the Beat
at Captain Ryndera.
The inexhaustible 3ense of humor in
Frederick DougiaSs kept him clear of
j any sense of gloom, as was never bet
ter seen than on the once famous oc
! casion when the notorious Isaiah Ryn
! ders of New York, at the head of a
mob, had interrupted an antislavery
meeting, captured the platform, placed
himself in the chair and bidden the
meeting proceed. Douglass was speak
ing and, nothing loath, made his speech
only keener and keener foi‘ the inter
ference, weaving around the would be
chairman’s head a wreath of delicate
i sarcasm which carried the audience
with it, while the duller wits of the
burly despot could hardly follow him.
Knowing only in a general way that he
was being dissected, Rynders at last
exclaimed, “What you abolitionists
want to do is to cut all our throats!"
“Oh, no,” replied Rouglass in his most
dulcet tones; “we would only cut your
hair.” And, bending over the shaggy
and frowzy head of the Bowery tyrant,
he gave a suggestive motion as of scis
sors ta his thumb and forefinger with
a professional politeness that instantly
brought down the house, friend and
foe, while Rynders quitted the chair in
wrath and the meeting dissolved itself
amid general laughter. It was a more
cheerful conclusion perhaps than that
stormier one—not unknown in reforma
tory conventions—with which Shake
speare so often ends his scenes, “Ex
eunt fighting.” — Thomas Wentworth
Higginson in Atlantic.
. ■
I
Which I* the Lueer Income t
Here is an interesting problem In
mathematics: Two clerks are engaged,
one at a salary which begins at the rate
of $100 a year, with a yearly rise of
$26, and the other at a salary com
mencing at the same rate, but with a
half yearly rise of $5. In each ease
payments are made half yearly. Which
of them has the larger Income?
Who is not tempted to say the for
mer?
Yet the latter is the correct answer,
for in the first year the first clerk re
ceives $100, but the second clerk,re
ceives $50 and $55, which amounts to
$105 in the year. The first clerk in
the second year gets, to be sure, $120,
but No. 2 gets $60 for the first half year
and $65 the second, or $125 In all.
Gin In Enslaul In the Old Day*.
Before intoxicating liquor was made
f .-ar by taxes and its sale was regulat
ed by licenses the use of it in England
was astonishingly common. Not only
were there In London 6,060 or 7,000
regular dramshops, but cheap gin was
I given by masters to their work people
instead of wages, sold by barbers and
tobacconists, hawked about the streets
on barrows by men and women, openly
exposed for sale on every market stall,
forced on the maidservants and other
purchasers at the chandler’s shop, un
til, as one contemporary writer puts it,
“one-half of the town seems set up to
furnish poison to the other half.”
Ii tbe Nursery.
“Mamma, why do landladies object
to children?”
Mother—I’m sure I don't know. But
go and see what baby is crying about
and tell Johnny to stop throwing things
at people in the street and make George
and Kate cease , fighting and tell Dick
if he daesn't step blowing that tin trum
pet I’ll take it away from him.—Tit
Bits.
Their Celebration*.
Hicks—Going to celebrate your wood
en wedding, are you ?
Wicks—Yes.
Hic-ks—Well, I guess I’ll celebrate
my wouldn’t wedding. It was just five
years ago that that girl from Chicago
said she wouldn’t marry me.—Somer
ville (Mass.) Journal.
Properly Dlagrne*ed.
Lushman—I’m troubled with head
aches in the morning. It may be on
aceount of my eyes. Perhaps I need
stronger glasses.
Dr. Shru®—No; I think yon merely
need weaker glasses and fewer at
night.—ExchMge.
BOARD OF STREET AND WATER
* COMMISSIONERS.
(Official Proceedings.)
Regular m eting of the Board of Street
aud Water Commissioners held on Tues
day. March 1, 1904, at two (2) o’clock
P. M.
Present — Commissioners Hauck.
Heintze, Nolan, Sullivan and President
Smith.
On motion the reading of minutes of
regular meeting held: on Tuesday, Feb
ruary 28, 1904, was dispensed with,
aud they were approved us engrossed.
PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS
AND COMMUNICATIONS.
One petition for barbel- pole.
Received and referred to the Commit
tee on Streets aud Sewers.
From Queen and Tennant, attorneys:—
In regard to placing of meters on prop
erty known as Arlington Flats.
From Mrs. H. L. Graham:—
Presenting claim for damage to prop
erty situate at No. 207 Cambridge ave
nue.
From M. Cantlon and others:—
Complaining of lack of water in Cam
bridge avenue, between South and Con
gress streets.
From J. A. Waters:—
Calling attention to waste of water
at No. 102 Prospect street, caused by
burst in water pipe.
Received and referred to the Commit
tee on Assessments and Extensions.
OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS.
From the Board of Finance:—
Transmitting resolution passed by said
Board February 24, 1904, and approved
by the Mayor February 26, 1904:—
Resolved, That the Board of Finance
hereby concurs in the following resolu
tion adopted by the Board of Street and
■Water Commissioners, to wit:—
February 9, 1904:—
Ordering $21 paid to Evening Journal
Association, claim No. 701. .
Charge cleaning streets, etc., 1903
1904.
From the same Board:—
Transmitting resolution passed by
said Board February 24, 1004, and ap
proved by the Mayor February 26, 1904;
ReSolved, That the Board of Finance
hereby concurs in the following resolu
tion, adopted by the Boar^of Street and
Water Commissioners, to wit:—
January 19, 1904:—
$75 to C. W. Cooley, Mgr., claim No.
177.
$4.50 to Union Printing Co., claim
No. 224.
$6.75 to Union Printing Co., claim
No. 225.
$60 to Union Printing Co., claim No.
227.
Charge water account.
From the same Board:—
Transmitting resolution passed by
said Board February 24, 1904. and ap
proved by the Mayor February 26,
1904:—
Resolved, That the Board of Finance
hereby concurs in the following resolu
tion, adopted by the Board of Street
and Water Commissioners, to wit:—
Feb. 2, 1904.
That $11.(X)* be paidi to Fagan Iron
Works, claim No. 124.
Charge Special Street Account, Sep
tember, 1908, Supplies.
From the same Board:—
Transmitting resolution passed by said
Board February 24,. 1904. and approved
by the Mayor February 26, 1904:—
Resolved, That the Board of Finance
hereby concurs in the following resolu
tion, adopted by the Board of Street and
Water Commissioners, to wit:—
Ordering paid the fallowing claims:—
April 23, 1901.
$52.00 to Jersey City News, claim No.
446.
Jan. 5, 1904.
$125.00 to Steinberger & Hoos, claim
No. 566.
$26.94 to Jersey City Supply Company,
claim No. 1200.
Jan. 19, 1904.
to united nuectne Company,
claim No. 195.
$22.02 t* United' Electric Company,
claim No. 196.
$24.38 to. United Electric Company,
claim No. 202.
'24.38 to United Electric Company,
claim No. 223.
$65.75 to R. D. Wood & Co., claim
No. 333.
$74.11 to R. D. Wood & Co., claim
No. 334. J
Jan. 26, 1904.
$271.10 to N. Y. H. M. Transfer Co.,
claim No. 374.
$176.42 to N. Y. H. M. Transfer Co.,
claim No 375.
$8.95 to Commonwealth Roof Com
pany, claim No. 179.
$6.85 to Con Shine, cliam No. 570.
Feb. 2. 1904.
$96.00 to Tlieo. Smith & Sons Co.,
claim No. 572.
$10.20 to Jersey City News, claim No.
883.
$15.90 to Jersey City News, claim No.
884.
Feb. 9, 1904.
$20.00 to J. C. Supply Co., claim No.
1225.
From the same Board:—
Transmitting resolution passed by said
Board February 24, 1904, and approved
by the Mayor February 26, 1904:—
Resolved, That the Board of Finance
hereby concurs in the following resolu
tion adopted by the Beard of Street and
Water Commissioners, to wit:—
Ordering paid the following claims:—
Jan. 19, 1904.
$3.50 to D. McDonald, claim No. 312.
$6.00 to James Wilson, claim No. 335.
$7.70 to Public Service Corporation of
N. J., claim No. 129.
$16.70 to John A. Vill, claim No. 95.
$4.24 to Collins, Lavery & Co., claim
No. 178.
$1.60 to Washburn Bros. Co., claim
No. 332.
Jan. 26, 1904.
$34.98 to Public Service Corporation
of N. J., claim No. 130.
When There Is a Dull Heavy Footing
in the head; a bad taste in the mouth;
tongue furred and taste blunted; skin dry
and feverish; whites of eyes streaked
with yellow; sour risings in the throat;
fugitive pains in the head, chest and back
etc., take Cal-eura Solvent, Dr. Ken
nedy’s new medicine, right away and be
well in a few days. Write to the Cal
eura Company, Rondout, N. Y., for free
book and sample bottle.
$7.00 to E. O'Donnell, claim No. 135.
Kelt. 1), 1904.
$53.25 to J. C. Supply Co., claim No.
1220.
75 cents to J. C. Supply Co., cluim No.
1222.
$19.05 to J. C. Supply Company, cjaim
No. 1218. *
From tiie same Hoard:—
Transmitting resolution passed by said
Board February 24, 1904, uud approved
by the Mayor, February 20. 1904:—
Resolved! That the Board of Finance
hereby concurs in the following resolu
tion adopted by the Board of Street and
Water Commissioners, to Wit:—
February 0, 1004:—
Ordering paid $19.20 to J. C. Supply
Co., claim No. 1,210.
Charge special street account, Janu
ary, 1904, supples.
From the same Board:—
'Transmitting resolution passed by the
said Board February 24, 1904, and ap
proved by the Mayor February 20, 1904:
Resolved, That the Board of Finance
hereby concurs in the fallowing resolu
tion, adopted by the Board of Street
and Water Commissioners, to wit:—
December 29, 1903:—
Ordering $20.40 paid to Jersey City
News, claim No. 1,182.
Charge cleaning streets, etc., 1903
iyu4.
Front the same Bbard:—
Transmitting resolution passed by the
said Board February 24, 1904, and ap
proved by the Mavor February 20.
1904:—
Resolved, That the Board of Finance
hereby concurs in the following resolu
tion, adopted by the Board of Street and
Water Commissioners, to wit:—»
January 12, 1904:—
Ordering $81 paid to Alex. F. Roe,
claim No. 209.
Charge special street account, Bay
street sewer reconstruction appropria
tion.
From the same Board:—
Transmitting resolution passed by
said Board February 24, 1904, and ap
proved by the Mayor February 26, 1904:
Resolved. That the Board of Finance
hereby concurs in the following resolu
tion. adopted by the Board of Street and
Water Commissioners, to wit:—
Jan. 19, 1904.
Ordering $78.00 paid to Alex. F. Roe,
claim No. 210.
Charge Special Street Account, Bay
j Street Sewer.
x mux tu«? JooaitB:——
Transmitting resolution passed by said
Board February 24, 1904. and approved
by the Mayor, February 26, 1904:—
Resolved. That the Board of Finance
hereby concurs in the following resolu
tion adopted by the Board of Street and
Water Commissioners, to wit:—
Jan. 19, 1904.
Ordering $1,000.00 paid to P. Connolly
on account of contract No. 1415, for re
construction of sewer in Bay street, from
Henderson to Washington streets.
Charge Special Street Account, this
Appropriation.
From the same Board:—
Transmitting resolution passed by said
Board February 24. 1904," and approved
by the Mayor February 26, 1904:—
Ordering paid the following claims:—
Jan. 19, 1904.
$5.00 to James Wilson, claim No. 336.
$3.50 to D. McDonald, claim No. 311.
Charge Special Street Account, De
cember. 1903, Supplies.
From the same Board:—
Transmitting resolution passed by the
same Board, February 24. 1904, and
approved by the 'Mayor
1904:—
Resolved, That the Board of Finance
hereby concurs in the following resolu
tion adopted by the Board of Street and
Water Commissioners, to wit:—
Jan. 26, 1904.
Ordering $46.08 paid to Fagan Iron
Works on account of contract No. 1391,
for furnishing and delivering special cast
ings.
Charge Supecial Street Account, No
vember, 1903, Supplies.
From the same Board:—
Transmitting resolution passed by said
Board February 24, 1904, and approved
by the Mayor February 26. 1904:—•
xv«?soivt;u, iimi L£ic Duam ui r niauce
hereby concurs in the following resolu
tion, adopted by the Board of Street and
Water Commissioners, to wit:—
Jan. 20, 1904.
Ordering $220.80 paid to Fagan Iron
Works on account of contract No. 1391,
for furnishing and delivering special cast
ings.
Charge Special Street Account, De
cember, 1903, Supplies.
From the same Board:—
Transmitting resolution passed) by the
same Board February 24, 1904, and’ ap
proved by the Mayor February 26, 1904:
Resolved, That the Board *f Finance
hereby eencurs in the following resolu
tion, adopted by the Board of Street aud
Water Commissioners, to wit:—
Feb. 2, 1904.
Ordering $24.90 paid to Jameis Mul
doon, claim No. 370.
Charge Special Street Account, Janu
ary, 1904, Supplies.
From the same Board:—
Transmitting resolution passed by said
Board February 24, 1904, and approved
by the Mayor February 26, 1904:—
Resolved, That the Board of Finance
hereby concurs in the following resolu
tion, passed by the Board of Street and
Water Commissioners, to wit:—
February 2, 1904:—
Resolved, That in accordance with
the resolution heretofore passed by this
Board awarding to the United Electric
Co. of New Jersey a contract for are
street lighting, and the various supple
ments thereto since subsequently adopt
ed, the said company or its successors
be and is hereby authorized to further
augment the number of arc electric
lights by two additional lamps, one to
be placed on Grove street, between
Fifth and Sixth streets, under the Penn
sylvania Railroad trestle, and one on
Pacific avenue under the National
Docks Railroad trestle, payment to be
made therefor at the rate of $97.50 each
per annum, dating from the placing of
said lights, and that the Clerk of the
Board be and is hereby directed to sei;ve
a copy of this resolution on said com
pany.
From the Clerk of the Board of
Finance::—
Requesting a conference with the
Board of Street and Water Commis
sioners on Tuesday. March 1, at 4 P. M.
Received and ordered filed.
The following letter here referred to:
(Copy.)
“Paterson, N. J., Feb. 27, 1904.
“Mr. Garwood Ferris,
“Engineer New Water Works: ,
.. .. ‘'-v
!’• f - • -1 *j ► *V . ,.. _* rS.
“Dear Kir—With reference to the mat
ter of pollution in the RocUavay Water
Shed, and in continuation of what was
said by me at the meeting of Street &
Water Board, and afterwards in conver
sation with you, I wish to state as fol
lows %
“1st. The Jersey City Water Supply
Co. will cause to be removed any source
of positive, direct and illegal pollution,
deleterious to the water supply of Jersey
City under our contract, in the Rock
away River watershed above the Com
pany’s dam at Boonton. Said company
to bear expenses of such removal and
Jersey City to endow it with any legal
powers possessed by it and which may
be required to effect such removal.
“2nd. All claimed sources of pollution
must be indicated by you, and then in
spected by yon or by an educated and
trained representative of yours and my
self. Should we agree that a source of
positive, direct and illegal pollution ex
ists, then such source of pollution shall
be removed as soon as possible by the
company. Should we agre that a claimed
source of pollution is not positive, direct
and illegal, then such complaint shall at
once be withdrawn by the City. Should
we net be able to agree as to whether a
claimed source of pollution is or is not
positive, direct and illegal the company
will within reason prosecute such a case,
but will expect the city to furnish the
necessary ordinance.
C’Srd. It lias always been my policy,
within reason, to make tlie water sheds
under my supervision, satisfactory from
an aesthetic standpoint.
“Respectfully vour.
Signed, "J. I,. LEAD, M. D.,
“Sanitary Adviser,*
“J. C. Water Supply Co.”
From the Engineer in Charge:—
“Jersey City. February 29, 1904.
“Hon. Board of Street and Water Com
missioners:
“Gentlemen—During February wea
ther conditions have been such as to pre
clude, any outdoor work on tlie
Water Supply. Work has therefore been
limited to the mucking necessary in Wat
cliung tunnel to bring invert to sub-grade.
At present rate of progress the required
excavation slioufd be completed in the
latter part of March.
“The reservoir basin was filled up to
elevation 273.88 on the 23d of February,
and water was flowing over the spillway
on that day. Wifen dam is completed
the flow line will be at elevation
305.25.
“Water from storage basin was turned
into conduit No. 1, for flushing purposes,
on the 20th of February at rate of about
15 millions per diem and wasted at Peck
man’s Creek. The conduits are, however,
to be emptied preliminary to testing them
for capacity, etc., in order to permit of
a thorough inspection as to their then
condition.
“Sanitary inspection of the water shed
is still being prosecuted. While generally
the condition has been found unobjec
tionable, still there are some points that
will require attention and on the 4th
of February I so advised the Chief En
gineer of the J. C. W. S. Co.
“Following my letter I had a confer
ence with Engineer Harrison and Dr.
Lead, sanitary advisor of the company.
As agreed upon at that conference those
gentlemen verbally stated their proposed
action to the chairman of your commit
tee on New Water Supply and other
members of your honorable body.. Since
then I have received a letter from Dr.
Lead, in which he confirms the state
ments made by him at that meeting. As
a matter of record a copy of that letter
is hereto appended.
“Respectfully submitted,
“GARWOOD FERRIS.
“Engineer in Charge.”
Received and ordered filed.
From the Lamp Inspector:—
Recommending that additional lights
be placed in the following places:—
One gas lamp in front of the John
Brown Memorial Ohurch on Clerk street
and Carteret avenue.
One gas lamp in front of St. Mary’s
Church ou Erie street, between Second
and lhird streets.
One gas lamp on Second street, be
tween Grove and Erie.
One electric arc light at or near 155
Clerk street.
Received and referred to the Commit
tee on Muncipal Lighting.
From the City Wharfinger, Morgan
Street Dock:—
Rendering statement of all monies re
ceived and expended from February 1,
1904, to March 1, 1904.
Received and ordered filed.
REPORT OF THE CLERK.
Jersey City, March 1, 1904,
To the Honorable the Board of Street
and Water Commissioners:—
Gentlemen—I would respectfully re
port that the Commissioners of Assess
ment and Chief Enginer filed with me
on this date their preliminary assess
ment map and report for the opening
and improvement of Woodlawn avenue,
from Garfield avenue to Hudson Boule
vard.
Very respectfully,
GEO. T. BOUTON,
Clerk.
Received and ordered filed.
REPORT OF CHIEF ENGINEER.
Submitting specifications for improve
ment of Claremont avenue, from Arling
ton avenue to Randolph avenue.
Received and referred to the Commit
tee on Streets and Sewers.
PRESENTATION OF CLAIMS.
The following claims were presented:
—Geo. T. Bouton, $11.60; James Mc
Carthy, $8.50: Crescent Hall School,
$60.06; C. Shine, $6.90; A. P. Smith Mfg.
Co., $07.50: Alex. F. Roe, $00.00: Jas.
F. McKee, $100, $9.55: Jersey City
Supply Co.,v $00.58. $8.40. $145.12. $12.
40. $22.50. $38.40. $1.50, $33.85; Garwood
Ferris, $24.05; Jeremiah Crouan, $40.25;
M. Cummings & Son, $45.50: Union
Printing Company, $3&1.90; John Hart,
$60.00; New York and New Jersey Globe
Gas Light Co., $977.94.
Payrolls—Laborers on Paved Streets,
$1,302.50; Employes on Meters, $748.46;
Extra Laborers on Meters, $125; Clean
ing Sewers and Basins, $1,082.50.
Received and referred to their appro
priate Committees.
REFORTS OF STANDING COMMIT
TEES.
The Committee on Streets and Sewer*
reported on claims of James F. MeKee,
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11XA KCIAL
The New Jersey
83 MONTGOMERY STREET, JERSEY CITY, N. J.
Offers to the public the privileges of its
Safe Deposit Vault
At prices that are within the reach of all. The
Vault is protected against burglary, fire, etc., by
every known device. A box may be rented for one
year for $5. Vault open daily, 9 to 5 P. M. Satur
day, 9 A. M. to 12 M., Public inspection invited.
$100.00; Payroll Laborers on Paved
Streets. $1,302.50; Cleaning Severs and
Basins, as correct.
And one petition for barber pole, fav
orable.
The reports were accepted.
The Committee on New Water Works
reported on claim of Jas. P. Hall, $61.29.
as correct.
The report was accepted.
.The Committee on Pumping and
Reservoirs reported on claim of John J.
Keilt, $36.50, as correct.
The report was accepted.
The Committee on Assessments and
Extensions rtported on claims of Geo.
1'. Bouton, $11.(50; pay rolls employees
on meters, $748.46; extra laborers on
meters, $125, as correct.
Tho reports were accepted.
The Committee on Public Buildings,
Docks and Parks reported on claim of
John Hart, $60, as correct.
The report was accepted.
The Committee on Engineering and
Survey reported on claims of Union
Printing Co., $19.30, $81.90: Keuffel &
Esser Co., $18.75, as correct.
The reports were accepted.
The Committee on Printing and Sta
tionery reported on claims of Union
Printing Co., $301.90, $95.25, ns correct!
The reports were accepted.
MOTIONS' AND RESOLUTIONS.
The Committee on Streets and Sewers
presented the following:—
Resolved, That the plan, profile and
specifications presented by the Chief En
gineer on this date for the improvement
of Claremont avenue, from Arlington U>
Randolph avenues be and are hereby
adopted and ordered filed.
Resolved, That permission be and' is
hereby granted to C. Jenner to erect a
barber pole in front of No. 187 Thirteenth
street, in accordance with the rules and
regulations of this Board governing such
matters.
Resolved, That masons’ licenses' he
aud are hereby granted to Everett Kee
ney, A. E. Becker, James A. Joanes, Jas.
J. McElwin to make connections with
sewers in Jersey City, when they file
the required bonds in the office of the
Permit Clerk.
Resolved, That $100.00 be paid to
Jrs. F. McKee for services as sewer In
spector, February. 1904, claim No. 324.
Charge Cleaning Sewers and Basins.
Resolved1, That the sums hereinafter
mentioned be paid to the persons named
respectively for services rendered clean
ing sewers and basins for month ending
February 29, 1904, amounting in the ag
gregate to $1,032.50.
Resolved, That by and with the con
currence of the Board of Finance, the
sums hereinafter mentioned be paid to
the persons named respectively for ser
vices rendered as laborers on paved
streets, for month ending February 29,
1904. amounting in the aggregate to
$1,302.50.
The foregoing were each separately
adopted by the following vote on a call
for the ayes and nays:—
Ayes—All the members of the Board,
five (5) in number.
The Committee on Municipal Light
ingpresented the following:—
Resolved, That the United Electric
Co. of New Jersey or its successors be
and is hereby authorized and directed to
place three additional arc lights, two to
be placed on Newark avtnue, between
Warren and Henderson streets, and one
at or near No. 155’ Clerk street, payment
to be made therefor at the rate of $97.50
each per annum from March 15, 1904,
and that; the Clerk of this Board he and
is hereby directed to certify a copy of
this resolution to the said company.
Rtsolved, That the American Light
ing Co. of Baltimore be and is hereby
authorized and directed to place three
additional gas lamps as follows:—One
to be placed in front of the John R.
Brown Memorial Church ou Clerk street
and Carteret avenue, ”&ne in front
of St. Mary's Church on Erie street,
between Second and Third streets,
and one on Second street, be
tween drove and Erie streets,
payment to be made therefor at the rate
of $2.00 each per month,, from March
15, 1904, and that the Clerk of this
Board be and is hereby directed to cer
tify a copy of this resolution to the said
company.
The foregoing were each separately
adopted by the following vote on a call
for the ayes aud nays:—
_I
Ayes—All the members of the Board,
fire (5) in number.
The Committee on New Water Works
presented the following:—
Resolved, Timt, dating from and after
tiiis date, and until the further action of
luis Board, K. \\ . Ivuiehling be and is
hereby appointed as an expert engineer
for the purpose of examining into the
character off the work done and to be
done in connection witli the building «f
the Xew Water Works, and to further
act in ail advisory capacity to this Board
and its Chief Engineer on New Water
M orks const ruction, at a compensation
hereafter to be fixed.
Resolved, That $01.29 be paid to Jas.
I’. Hall for cash expended December 1,
1903. to February 3, 1904, claim No. 470.
Charge New Water Works.
The foregoing were each separately
adopted by the following vote on a call
for the ayes and nays:—
Ayes—Aii the members of the Board
five (5) in number.
The Committee on Pumping and Re
servoirs presented the following:—
Resolved, That $36.50 be paid to John
J. Keilt for furnishing and setting range
at High Service, September, 1903, claim
No. 218.
Charge Water Account, P. & ft.
Adopted by the following vote on a
call for the ayes and nays:—
Ayes—All the members of the Board,
five (3) in number.
The Committee on Assessments and
Extensions presented the following:—
Resolved, That Patrick Malone be and
is hereby appointed as laborer on the
payroll of laying and repairing water
pipe at a salary of $2.50 per day (vice
John W. Murphy, deceased).
Resolved, That plumbers’ licenses be
and are hereby granted to A. E. Becker,
James A. Joans, James J. McElwin. to
make connection with the water mains
in Jersey City, also to do general plumb
ing work, when they file the required
bonds in the office of the Permit Clerk.
Resolved. That the sums hereinafter
mentioned be paid to the persons named
respectively for services rendered as em
ployees on meters for month ending Feb
ruary 29, 1904, amounting in the aggre
gate to $748.46.
Resolved, That the sums hereinafter
mentioned be paid to the persons named
respectively for resvices rendered' as extra
laborer on meters for month ending Feb
ruary 29, 1904, amounting in the ag
gregate to $125.00.
Resolved, That $11,00 be,paid to Geo.
T. Bouton for expenses of certain indi
cated employees for month of January
and February, 1904. claim No. 479.
Charge water account, A. &, E.
The foregoing were each separately
adopted by the following vote on a call
for the ayes and nays:—
Ayes—All the members of the Board,
five (5) in number.
The Committee on Public Buildings,
Docks and Parks presented the follow
ing:—
Resolved, That $00 be paid to John
Hart for services as night watchman,
Morgan street dock, February, 1904.
claim No. 4S0.
Charge Morgan street dock. 1
Adopted by the following vote on %
call for the ayes and nays:—
Ayes—All the members of the Board,
five (5) in number.
The Committee on Engineering and
Survey presented the following:—
Resolved, That $18.75 be paid to
Keuffel A- Esser Co. for repairing
transit. February, 1904, claim No. 219.
$19.30 to Union Printing Co. for sup
plies, Engineering Bureau, February,
1904. claim No. 235.
$81.90 to Union Printing Co. for sup
plies, Engineering Bureau, February,
1904. claim No. 234.
Charge Engineering Bureau supplies,
1903-1904.
Adopted by the following vote on a
call for the ayes and nays:—
Ayes—All the members of the Board,
five (5) in number. ,
The Committee on Printing and Sta
tionery presented the following:—
Resolved, That $301.90 be paid to
Union Printing Company for supplies
Clerk’s office, February, 1004, claim No,
1903.
Resolved, That $95.25 be paid ta
237.
Charge Printing and Stationery, 1903
Union Printing Company for supplies,
Clerk’s office, February, 1904, claim No,
230.
Charge Printing and Stationery.
The foregoing were each separately
adopted by the following vote on a call
for the ayes and nays:—
(To Be'Continued.)

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