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SOL. DICKINSON
DECLARES WAR
1'.; publican Leader Openly
Opposes the Renomraation
of Mark M- Fagan for
Mayor- *
HE CANNOT CONTROL HIM
Fagan Insists on His Right to
Appoint and So the Fight
Is on to the Bitter End
The long-threatened and looked for
break between Col. Samuel I). Dickin
son and Mayor Mark il. Kagan has couie
at last. While it was not unexpected,
the “Xews” on different occasions tell
iug of the strained relations existing be
tween these two Republican lenders, the
announcement that Col. Dickinson had
declared against another nomination for
the Mayor caused some surprise among
the friends of the two men, as it was
pretty well understood that mutual
friends were industriously engaged in am
effort to close the breach between them.
Within the past week Collector Fry. who
holds tiie $7,000 a year City job through !
the courtesy of Mayor Fagan and who
is chairman of the County Committee by
the will of Colonel Dickinson, had hoped
that all differences would be amicably
settled and that the Colonel and the May
or would bury the hatchet, or at least
put it away until after the fall election.
Just as everything was moving along
smoothly, something happened that not
only upset Mr. Fry's well laid plans, but
made the breach between the Secretary
of State and the City's Chief Executive
wider than ever. What this was that so
seriously interfered with the reconcilia
tion programme has not been learned.
Some say the Mayor insisted on his right
to,-protect so-called Fagan Democrats
holding places and the making of ap
pointments without advice or suggestion
of Republican Ward Clubs. It is said
that Col. Dickinson's views iD these mat
ters were, not in accord with tiie Mayor's.
Others have it that the break was due
to the Mayor’s stand on several public
matters. Whatever it was tiie overtures
that were being made by one side or the
other were brought to a sudden end. The
fight is on. Col. Dickinson’s friends say
there will lie no let up and that Mayor
Fagan will not be the candidate of the
Republicans this fall. Who will be the
Mayoralty nominee they will next soy. It
won't be Fagan, that they are sure of.
In a day or two there will be a round-up
of tiie Ward leaders. Col. Dickinson
wants to know where he stands. After
this work has been performed a decision
Will be reached us to whom tiie organiza
tion will put up to oppose the Mayor at
the primaries. Tiie Colonel has no fear
of his ability to control tiie organization,
though lie admits the Mayor is not with
out friends among the Ward leaders. As
a candidate for tiie nomination the May
or will practically be outside the political
breastworks. He will be forced to make
the fight as an anti-organization candi
date. Admitting his great strengtli in
the party, he will be at a big disadvan
tage. Naturally he will not be wholly
deserted by the leaders. A few of them
You should not feel tired alt the time
healthy people don’t—you won’t if you take
Hood’s Sarsaparilla for a while.
The Jersey
City News.
Job Printing.
Eusiness Cards
Letter Heads
fill Heads
Envelopes
Circulars
Book Work.
Law Briefs
Famphlets
F rcg'rammes
i etlcgues
By-Laws
251
WASHINGTON
STREET.
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P. S. IN ARREARS
City Collector Edward Fry this morn
ing levied on lhe furniture of tile offices
of the Public Service Corporation in Ex
change Place, iu default of payment by
the concern of personal taxes for 1003
and 1904 on personal property of the
North Jersey Street Railway Company,
absorbed by the Public Service Corpora
tion. The amount foots tip. including
fees and interest, to $010.33. The Col
lector has ordered the sale of the seized
property at noon on Tuesday, May 23.
will stand by him in his fight. The poli
ticians, the men who know how to run
primaries, will be arrayed on the side of
Col. Dickinson. Whatever the outcome
t'he Democrats will be the gainers. May
or Fagan’s defeat at the primaries would
make success for the Democratic candi
dal more easy. There is no question of
his popularity With the voters, and it is
doubtful if the Republicans would stand
a ghost of a show of winning out with
any one else for a candidate. Even with
Fagan as the nominee andi the Republi
cans united the election would be in
doubt, as in Archibald M. Henry the
Democrats will have a candidate who
will not let any grass grow under his
feet.
The situation is such that already
Republicans are conceding that unless
harmony is restored the Democrats will
regain control of the city. Some very
shrewd Republicans do not view tihe sit
uation with alarm. They ate inclined; to
believe that tiie break between, Col. Dick
inson and the Mayor is not as serious as
it may seem and that a way will be found)
to patching up the trouble. One of Col.
Dickinson’s trusted lieutenants in con
versation tvi'fih a representative of The
News expressed the opinion that tile Sec
retary of State has made up his mind to
go through with the programme he lias
mapped out.
“Fagan,” he said “has been building
up a machine of his own and has douse
many tilings since lie assumed office
that has been injurious t» the Republi
can party. He thinks he is the only Re
publican who can be elected'. Col. Dick
inson does not agree with him on this
point. Tire Mayor has had two terms,
all that he is entitled to according to
party usage and the organization thinks
some other man should be given a chance
to disprove his statement that no other
Republican can be elected Mayor. He
has no kick coming. The Republicans
have stood loyally by him in two cam
paigns and it is up to 'him to step aside
if |t-is the wish of die party leaders that
he should do so. Of course it is his
privilege to seek another nomination if
he feels so disposed, and he should not
complain if he happens to he beaten.
Cni. Dickinson feels that Jersey City is
Republican now ynst ns is the State, and
that the time has come to put in the of
fice of Mayor a man who will not plan
a scheme to undermine the organization.
Fagan’s strength is overestimated;. He
knows the work that had' to be done for
him in the last Campaign and that if it
were not for the organization that he has
so often and systematically slighted
James J. Murphy would now be Mayor.
I am with the Colonel in the fight and so
is every other organization Republican.
What is the use of having a Republican
Mayor if a lot of renegade Democrats
are to get the places. There are any
number of Republicans who can he nom
inated and who if elected1 will give the
city a better administration than it has
had for the last four years. For my part
I would rather go down to defeat with
an out and out Republican candidate
than win with a candidate who is al
ways planning to improve his own polit
ical! condition.”
City Collector Fry, when asked about
the Dickinson-Fagan split, said, emphat
ically-—
"I have nothing whatever to say about
it.”
Mayor Fagan said he did not care to
discuss the matter.
MRS. ANNIE HEAVEY DEAD
Mrs. Anne Heavey, widow of the late
John Heavey and mother of Under Sher
iff John J. Heavey, died at the home
of her son, Thomas, No. 08 Wayne
street, at 3.5.") o’clock this morning. Re
sides her sons John and Thomas, three
other grown children—Sister M. I’ris
cilla, who is in charge of an orphans’
asylum in Hoboken; Richard and Hester,
survive her. Death was due to bronchi
tis which developed from a severe cold
contracted some weeks ago.
Mrs, Heavey was born in Dublin, Ire
land, seventy-fire years ago. She canto
to this country in 1850. She was mar
ried in New York. For many years elie
has been known for her charitable dis
position and has taken an active interest
in the work of varinus societies of iter
pariah
SKEETERS WON IN
BANG UP GAME
After a Hard Fought Battle
the Home Team Defeated
Providence On Sat
urday
“JOCKO” HALLIQAN DIO IT
Toronto Downed Buffalo and
Baltimore the Sailors
—The Clubs’
Standing
The Skeeters won Saturday's game
from the Clauidiggers. The game sched
uled between the two teams for yester
day was postponed on acount of rain.
Saturday’s was a hangup game and the
home team did not pull out until the
ninth inning. “Jocko” Haliigan did the
act with a homer that sent Bean across
the rubber ahead of him. The score was
5 to 4 in favor of the Ciamdiggers when
the Skeeters went to tile bat. Bean got
first on a hit to centre. Keister sacri
ficed and Merritt went out on a fly to
Conn. The outlook for the Skeeters was
dismal. Haliigan went to the bat. A
savage swipe and the ball went over the
left field fence. The fans as one person
arose to their feet and cheered them
selves hoarse. Pandemonium reigned1.
The crowd in the hleechers rubbed on the
field and lifting Halligan to their shoul
ders made the eiueuit over.
The S'keaters made three runs- in the
first inning and one in the third. Prov
idence rallied in the first and fifth and in
the seventh developed a batting streak
which, with a pass for two, netted three
runs .
The score:
PROVIDENCE.
R. H. P.O. A. E.
Poland, db. 1 1 0 1 0
McFarland, If. 2 3 2 0 0
Dunn, 2b. 0 2 2 3 1
Brodie. ef..... 0 1 2 0 0
Conn, lb. 0 1 14 0 1
Jacklitseh, c. 0 0 4 .1 0
Ball, rf.. 0 10 0 2
Rock, ss. 1 1 1 3 1
Poole, p. 1 1 1 3 0
Totals. 5 11 *26 11 5
•Two out when winning run was scored.
JERSEY CITY.
R. H. P.O. A. E.
Clement, If. 1 1 3 0 0
Bean, ss. 1 1 1 5 0
Keister, rf.. 2 2 2 0 1
Merritt, 2b.... 114 0 0
Halligan, cf. 1 2 3 0 0
Vaudergrift, lb.... 0 1 11 2 1
Woods, 3b........ 0 0 2 3 0
McAiiley, c. 0 0 1 1 0
Olmstead, p. 0 0 0 3 0
Totals. 6 8 27 14 2
Providence . 10001 0 30 0—5
Jersey City. 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2—6
First Base on Balls—Off Poole. 2: off
Olmstead, 5, First Base on Errors—
Providence, 1: Jersey City, 4; Deft on
Bases—-Proyidenee, 6; Jersey City, 0.
Struck Out—By Poole, 4. Home Run—
Halligan. Stolen Bases—McFarland,
Brodie, Clement. Keister. Sasrifice Hits
—Dunn. Beau. Keister, Merritt, Double
Plays—Woods and Vaudergrift: Bean,
Vaudergrift and Woods. Wild Pitch-—
Olmstead. Time of Game—Two hours.
Attendance—3,500. Empire—Mr. Moran
Toronto downed the Bisons again Sat
urday and dragged them from first place.
The Toronto men have been playing good
ball, and their chances for tfie pennant
prize ranks with upper notchers of the
past several seasons. Saturday’s game
with the Champions of last year was won
by a score of 2 to 1.
The Orioles got back at the haughty
Sailors and took a fall out of them,
both on Saturday and yesterday. Sat
urday’s game was won by a score of four
to one and that of yesterday by a score
of six to one. Yesterday’s game was
played in Wie mud. The Birds played
like ducks in a mud puddle. They had
great sport jvith , the-. Sailors, leading
them an awftjO chase and landing in the
Sailors’ perch in the percentage column.
The score:— »
Newark . OlOOOpOO 0—1
Baltimore ...... 1 1002000 2—6
Rochester won Saturday from Mon
treal by a scoVe of 3 to Q. The Royals
returned the “shut-out” compliment yes
terday and ihade a tally.
EASTERN LEAGUE STANDING.
Club. VV. L. PC.
Toronto ... f... 9 5 .043
Buffalo ....,. 9 0 ...MOO
Baltimore.' 9 8 .529
Newark . 9 8 .529
Jersey City . 8 9 .471
Providence,...... 8 9 .471
Rochester. o $ .409
Montreal. 5 10 .333
RESULTS YESTERDAY’S GAMES.
Baltimore, 6; Nepvark, 1.
Montreal, 1: Rochester. 0.
PisjvidTOce-Jewtcy City game postpon
es!. Rain,
GAMES SCHEDULED FOR TO-DAY.
Jersey City at Montroal. .
New'ark at Buffalo.
Balt inf ore at Rochester. \ t
' Providence ai Toronto.
MERELY
MENTIONED
Now it is said that Morris Heiney, Re
publican leader of the Eleventh Ward,
has been advised that so long as he
stands by John E. McArthur he need' not
expect any consideration at the hands
of the administration. "Drop McArthur
and you will be given recognition in the
matter of patronage,” is the word that
Heiney is said to have received from
City Collector Fry. His reply was that
he would stick by McArthur and that the
Eleventh Ward organization would have
nothing to do with Mayor Fagan. Fur
ther than this Mr. Heiney expressed him
self pretty freely regarding Mr. Fry’s
attitude toward the Eleventh Ward
Club, and let the County Chairman un
derstand that he need expect no favors
from it.
Colonel Dickinson’s declaration of war
against Mayor Fagan will tickle the
Eleventh Warders. There is no question
where they will be found in tbe fight.
Already Heiney and his followers have
declared their intention of opposing the
Mayor's renomination, and they will
gladly enlist under the banner of Col.
Dickinson. Nothing will please them
better than to have the opportunity of
getting back at the Mayor for the man
ner in which he treated them in the
Health Commisslonership appointment.
When it comes down to a fight be
tween Col. Dickinson and Mayor Fagan,
Heiney will not be tbe only Ward leader
who will be eager to do battle alongside
the party leader. Even Collector Fry
will be found under the Dickinson ban
ner should it be found necessary to do
any drafting. About the only Ward the
Mayor can safely count on will be his
own—the Fifth. .
General surprise was expressed at the
action of the Grand Jury in voting in
dictments against Chief of Police Mur
phy and Captain Cody, of the First Pre
emcf,'Tr~c6m»crTOTr "wtTb the poolroom
cases. Of course, it is not known what
evidence the Grand Jury has in its pos
session. but the Opinion prevails that it
will have to be convincing before the peo
ple will believe that either of the police
officials accused wilfully neglected their
duty in suppressing the alleged gambling
resort. Chief Murphy has been at the
bead of the Police Department upwards
of twenty-five years, and no scandal has
ever been attached to his name. He is
known all over the United States as a
thorough policeman, who knowing his
duty would not hesitate to perform it.
Captain Cody, too, has a reputation for
efficiency, and persons who are in a po
sition to judge say that the First Pre- '
c-inct was never so free from vice and
immorality as since be assumed com
ma ud.
The handsome chib house of the Palma
Club at Bright street and Jersey avenue
is to be sold. This lias been agreed upon
by the remaining members of this once
prosperous social organization. After
battling along for twenty-three years fiber
club finds itself unable to keep up with
the times. The present membership is
not large enough to maintain the organ
ization along the present lines. An offer
of $32,500 has been made for the club
House.ana it has wen decided to accept
it. The dub, may be kept going, ami
more modest quarters will be established'.
On the membership roll have been the
names of some of Jersey City’s most
prominent citizens.
Having been served with a copy of the
resolution passed by the Board of Street
and Water Commissioners directing him
to make a demand upon the Jersey City
Water Company for the new water
works, Engineer Ferris will either to-day
or to-morrow comply with its terms. The
municipal authorities contend that the
city has the right under the contract to
make a two years’ test of the plant be
fore actually purchasing it. This is dis
puted by the water Company and it is
expedited that the demand of Engineer
Ferris will be refused. The Water Com
pany has declared that the plant is ready
aud that it will be turned over to the city
ns soon as the contract price, $7,595,000,
is paid. Because of the conflicting views
a legal fight is looked! for.
LAST WASHINGTON TOUR.
of the season, via Pennsylvania Rail
road, May 18. Rate covering necessary
expenses for three-day trip, $12 or
$14.50, according to hotel selected. Sec
ticket agents.
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In n Pllnelt, Use AtdLEh'S FOOT-EASE
A powder for ttrvd, aching feet, AU Drog
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JERSEYMEN OFF
TO CAROLINA
State Will Be Well Repre
sented at the Unveiling of
the Monument at
Newberne,
GOVERNOR STILL UNCERTAIN
Flags Captured By Jersey
Regiments in Civil War
to Be Returned
May 18
(Special to “Tfo* Jersey City News.”)
T R E XTO X ,->I a y 15, 1905.—To fitting
ly honor the memory and in recognition
of the services of the soldiers of the
Ninth regiment ,Xew Jersey volunteer in
fantry, who fell on the field of battle in
the regiment's memorable campaign in
eastern North Carolina, a monument will
be unveiled Thursday in the National
cemetery at Newberne, X. C. It was
erected under a law approved March 22,
1904, appropriating $5,000 for the pur
pose and providing for the appointment
af a commission to superintend the work.
The commission is composed of Gen
eral James Stewart, Philadelphia; Col
onel Samuel Hufty, Camden, and Lieu
tenant Edward H. Green, Pedricktown.
Die survivors of the regiment, one of
whom is Sergeant Phineas Randolph, of
bl* Second district police force of this
bity, will take part in the unveiling cere
mony. TtJhe commission will go to New
borns to-morrow to perfect the details of
the event.
•Touting hand’s in friendship over1 the
'll asm which once separated them as the
bitterest enemies, New Jersey and North
DaaxiMna will unite to make the unvailing
i notable occasion. A distinguished com
pany of .Terseymen, which may include
Governor Stokes, will go to the tarheel
State to take part The Governor will
lecide definitely to-morrow wlrtnfher or not
lie will go.
Governor Robert B. Green and the
people of North Carolina have made elab
orate preparations to give the Jersey
pgrty a royal welcome. The party will
leave Philadelphia to-morrow evening
and Governor Glenn and staff will meet
them on a special train at some point
near the Carolina border. They will be
escorted to Raleigh and thence to New
berne. En route from Raleigh to New
berne the train will pass the scenes of
two- battles in which the Ninth was en
gaged. Goldsboro and Kinston.
y The Ninth took an important part in
the operations in eastern North Carolina,
beginning with an attack oh Roanoke
Island, February 0, 1862. The campaign
was a desperate one and some of the bat
hes fought were Newbeme, March 14,
1862; Kinston, December 13, 1862;
Goldsboro, December 17, 1862, and many
others.
The regiment also fought at Cold Har
bor, Va„ ten days in succession, from
June 3 to 12, 1864. and at Petersburg,
Va., .Tune 20 to August 24, 1864.
During the closing months of the war
it again saw hard service in North Caro
lina, closing with a second battle at
iiOMktioi'o, tuarcn ar, iw>o.
The famous Beaufort “Pjow-boy” flag
of Confederate days is not the only one
captured by the New Jersey boys and'
stored in the State House, as many peo
ple think. This flag has been so much
talked about and written on that its his
tory is well known. It goes back to
North Carolina soil May 18, but an in
ventory of the vaults in the adjutant
general's office here shows that many
ithci- southern bottle flags, which may be
returned in years to come or will be sent
to tire war department in Washington if
called fox under authority of section 218,
federal revised statutes, which provides
tl>#t these flags are the property of the
United States, and therefore properly de
posited at Washington.
The Jersey boys captured a silk flag
From the Second regiment. North Caro
lina State troops, at Chancellorsville.
May, 8, 1808. The capture was made
by the Seventh New Jersey volunteers.
On one sidle of this flag is marked “May
JO, 1775—May 20, 1801,’’ showing the re
gard the South had for the history of the
the 'organization owning the flag was de
scended from the heroes of the first war
with (treat Britain.
Another silk- flag stored with Adjutant
Qgnernt Brienttmll was captured by
Company F, Third regiment. New Jersey
volunteers, at the battle of Manassas,
Virginia, March 11, 1802.
Alongside this flag in .the vaults at
the state house is another flag made out
a£ shawl silk of old rose color, i»
broidered “Surry Marksmen.” This flag
was captured also by the Third regi
ment. New Jersey Volunteers, at the
battle of Manassas, Va., March 11, 18C2.
On the opposite side of the flag in the
jack is marked “The Field,” “Traitors
Beware.”
The last whole silk flag here was cap
tured by Company B, Captain Henry
C. Gibson, Third Regiment, New Jersey
, Volunteers, at Manassas, Va., Tuesday.
March 11. 1862, the records here even
giving tbe time of day as 9 A. M.
A portion of a silk flag stored here is
marked “State Rights. Sic Semper Ty
rannus. Presented by the ladies of Bed
ford, Southern Dragoons.”
Five Confederate bunting flags com
plete the list of rebel flags stored here.
They are a national flag, with stencil
mark 104 on the jack: a small national
flag, national flag captured at Chancel
lorsville by the Seventh Regiment of
this State May 3. 1863; national flag cap
tured in the same battle by the Sev
enth Regiment, and another flag simi
larly captured.
IS IT POLITICS ?
Grand Jury’s Attack on Chief
Murphy and Captain Cody
Ascribed to That Cause
But Jurymen Deny.
The news that the Grand Jury hud or
dered Prosecutor Speer to draw up an
indictment against Chief of Police Mur
phy and Police Captain Cody, of the
Gregory Street Station, for neglect of
duty in failing to close the poolroom at
No. 51 Newark avenue, has created con
siderable comment. Some hint that pol
itics is back of the action of the Grand
Jury, but the members of that body in
dignantly deny that such is the case.
The Grand Jury Which has been in ses
sion since April would have wound up
its business today, but Justice Dixon,
apparently satisfied with its work, direct
ed Sheriff Heller not to draw a new jury.
The present body will continue until next
September, when a new term of court
opens. It has not finished its investiga
tions of the poolroom subject. The
members of the Board of Police Com
missioners and the different police cap
'Kains have been subpoenaed and are ex
pected to appear before the Grand Jury
to-day, and it is supposed that they will
be questioned regarding the recent state
ment of Former Finance Commissioner
Reube-n Simpson that the poolrooms paid1
SI,000 a week for protection. When be
fore the Grand Jury Mr.\ Simpson was
forced to admit that he had no knowledge
of his own tihat protection money was
paid
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STILL JUDGE VOORHEES.
(Special to “The Jersey Ctty News.’’)’
TRENTON, May lo, 1905.—Judge
Peter V. Voorhees, lay judge of the Court
of Errors and Appeals. Saturday an
nounced that he had sent his resignation
*
to Governor Stokes. His action was
taken because of ill-health.
Judge Voorhees stated also that he did
not vote as a member of the Board of
Pardons on the question of pardoning
Libbie Garrabrant, who is serving a life
sentence in the state prison for murder.
Tlie resignation of Judge Voorhees
was written several weeks ago and de
posited with a friend in this city, and
Governor Stokes was notified that it was
available at any time when he had de
cided upon a successor. The Governor
has never called for the resignation, and
it is presumed, from the above, that
Judge Voorhees lias finally determined to
present it without further delay.
Undoubtedly one reason why no ac
tion has been taken upon the Voorhees
resignation has been that a strong dif
ference of opinion has arisen in regard
to the appointment of a successor. It
was made known some months ago that
Governor Stokes had been, asked to ap
point James B. Dill, of East Orange,
to tlie vacancy. Mr. Dill is a New York
corporation lawyer. The suggestion of
his nomination as lay judge caused some
opposition.
It is said that ex-Governor Foster M.
Voorhees, of Elizabeth, who is a warm
personal friend of Governor Stokes aud
who appointed the latter as clerk of
chancery, is a candidate, and it is be
lieved by many he will be named as suc
cessor to Judge Peter Voorhees.
f It is probable the appointment will be
made early this week.
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DIED OF HEART DISEASE
Jennie Graft, forty years okt. of No.
400% Monmouth street died suddenly of
heart disease at. her home at 10:33
o’clock yesterday morning, -r j;
IN FRENCH BAY
Japanese Find That Rojest
vensky’s Fleet Is AtHong
kohe-Chinese On the
Watch.
TOKIO, May 15, 1905.—The Admir
alty has received trustworthy intelligence
that Admiral Rojestvensky’s fleet left
Hongkohe Bay, on the coast of French
4
Cochin China, on May 9, but returned
and is still staying there.
The Japanese government has issued
au order prohibiting the exportation of
coal in the direction of Saigon for -the
time being.
CHINESE ON THE WATCH
HOICHOW, China, May 13, 1905 (via
Haiphong and Hongkong, May 15).—1
Wei Han, director of the Whampoa Na
val School, whom the Chinese Govern
ment despatched to the island of Hainan,
accompanied by the commander of the
cruiser Hsinghang, to inquire about the
reported presence of Russian warships
in those waters, said to-day that the
cruiser Kwangyu had been sent south
to watch Yulinkan and other bays and
that the gunboat Foope, which arrived
here yesterday, will sail on Sunday to
watch the“northeast coast of Hainan.
Competent men are stntioned at various
points along the coast to report events
immediately. Wei Han said he had no
news about the Russian fleet. He thinks
it will pass Hainan’s without stopping,
as neither coal "nor provisions can be ob
tained there. n
TRIP ROUND HAINAN.
HONGKONG, May 15. 1905.—A trip
round the island of Hainan, made by
a correspondent, was completed on Sat
urday. No- Russian warships were found
in Leongsoi, Goalong or Yulinkan bays.
No Russian vessel has been reported in
Hainan, waters since May 1.
The steamship Sandakan. from Bor
neo arrived here to-day and reported that
the Governor of British North Borneo
was informed on May 9 that five battle
ships were anchored off Gaya Island.
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PUBLIC LIBRARY- CIRCULATION
The record of circulation of books for
home reading for the week ending May 6,
1905, was as follows:—
General Works. 120; Philosophy, 38;
Religion, 141: Sociology, 285: Philology,
10; Natural Sciences, 238; Useful Arts,
82; Fine Arts, 71; Literature, 419; Fic
tion. 3,572; Juvenile Fiction, 3,086; His
tory, 636; Biography, 695; Travels, 1S7;
total, 9,580. Of this number there were
delivered through t,he Delivery Stations,
5.726.
Nnmber of borrowers registered during
the week, 74.
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CHARLES BARKER DEAD
Charles Barker, seventy-one years old,
of No. 254 Hallatlay street, died sudden
ly of heart disease while reading a news
paper at his home yesterday morning.
Mr.. Barker had been engaged in business
as a druggist. 4le was prominent in
local Republican politics twenty years
ago.
Captain Barker served as a member
of the Board of Education several years
ago. and took a deep interest in educa
tional affairs up to his death.
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EARTHING ASPHYXIATED
August Bartiling, twenty-seven years
old, of Xo. 16 Paterson street, was found
asphyxiated by gas in his bedroom at
eleven o’clock last night. He had been
ill and despondent for some time and de
cided to end his existence. A rubber
tube was found attached to a gas bur
ner. One end of the tube was found in
his mouth when the body was discovered
by his wife.
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BURNED BY EXPLODING POWDER
Anthony Windlake, nineteen years old,
of Xo. 437 Wayne street. Saturday after
noon, while cleaning out the cellar of
his home in some manuer set fire to some
powder found in a can. The powder
exploded and Windlake was severely
burned about the head and body. He
was taken to the City Hospital.
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SEPTUGENARIAN MISSING
Carl Menz. seventy-one years old. was
reported to the police this morning as
missing from his home. No. 44 Yale
avenue, since,, yesterday. He has gray
hair, and whiskeds and wore a blue serge
suit and black Derby hau > s-. .
REV, L. OSBORNE
FOR ARCHDEACON
Rumor Says the Rector of
Trinity Church, Newark
Will Succeed Doctor
Mann
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BACKED BY LOW CHURCHMEN 1
They Would Also Like to
Elect Him Committman In
Rav, 0, O, Edmund’s
Place,
The thirty-first animal convention of
the Newark Diocese of the Protestant
bpiseopal Church opens to-morrow and
the .interest of tile various parishes is es
pecially focused on the outcome of the
standing committee election and the se
lection of a successor to Archdeacon, Air.
Meander Maim. Dr. Mann will leave
within the next few weeks to assume th*
Boston rectorship to which he was called
during the winter. It is severally be
lieved that the resignation of the present
rector of Grace Church, Orange, as areh
deaeou, will be read at the approaching
gathering of deputies, and it is known
that Bishop Lines will, on that occasion,
announce the appointment of his succes
sor.
It is in th© answer to* the questioni.
who will The lew archdeacon lie, that
Churchmen throughout the diocese are es
pecially interested. Tlie appointment is
a personal one by the bishop, and so far
as is known Dr. Lines has taken few, if
any. into his confidence as to whom hi*
choice will fail upon.
There is a general feeling, however,
that the one clergyman whose name lia*
been mentioned at all prominently in that
connection—the Kev. Lonis Shreve Os
borne, rector of Trinity, Newark—will
be selected by the bishop. Two substan
tial reasons advanced for this presump
tion are. first, the peculiar fitness of the
Rev. Jim. Osborne for the office, and,
second, the fact that probably no clergy
man in the diocese enjoys closer rela
tions, both personal aud professional,
with the bishop than the genial rector
of Trinity. As his many friends point
out, Jlr. Osborne has been one of the
most successful rectors in missionary en
deavors in the diocesan district, and la
that respect, it is urged, he is particularly
wei! qualified for the duties of archdea
con. the very nature of which is essen
tially missionary.
That there will bo at least one vigorous
contest in the' election of the standing
committee is considered a foregone, con
clusion by those familiar with the situa
tion. Equally certain does it appear that
this contest will be waged by the new
church deputies with a view to seating
tile Rev. Jlr. Osborne in the committee.
It is said on the highest authority that
this clergyman is the choice of the entire
low euhrch element a tel on tihe some au
thority it is added that these deputies
will force the fight in Mr. Osborne’s in
terest to a finish.
That means, to quote a lay deputy
from a Newark pariah, that the low
church party will, in this convention, stile
mit to no compromise overtures from the
high churchmen, but will bold out for
their candidate on the streugth of his
supporters' votes alone. This deputy re
called with some bitterness that certain
concessions made by the low churchsten
at the last two conventions had come to
naught so far as the expected results
were concerned.
There is very little doubt that the
Rev. Charles C. Edmunds, rector of
(trace Church. Newark, will be opponent
of Jlr. Osborne when it comes to the
balloting. Jlr. Eduuinds has served
three years as a member of the commit
tee and it is known that he is a candi
date for re-election. It is believed that
the seven other members will be return
ed.
DIED
HEAVEY. AXXE—Widow of the late
John Heavey. Funeral Thursday ~\
morning from her late home, Xo. 9$
Wayne street: thence to St. Peter's
Church. Solemn Mass of Requiem will
be celebrated.
NOTICE?
Is Hereby Given That
WATER RENTS
For the Year
1905-1906
Will be due on th*
FIRST DAY OF MAY, 1905
and the same will bo payable to th*
Water Registrar, etc., at the office of
the Water Departmetu. Room 19, CitJ)
PQ» *th'e' 1st day of September," TWO
(21 PER CEXT.

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