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Street and Water Commis
sioners Authorize the
Vacation of Streets.
Telephone Cable to Be Laidby
N. Y, & N, J, Company
Petitions Received
The Board of Street and WaterfCom
missioners y - d» ^overrode Mayor Fa
gan's veto of the ordinance vacating»cer
tain streets in the interest of the lErie
Railroad Company, passed in, order to
allow the company to make its^proposed
§8,000,000 improvement.
At yesterday’s meeting of tl»e Board,
also permission was granted to*the New
York and New Jersey Telephone Com
pany to place and maintain a lead encas
ed telephone cable not to exceed two
inches in diameter at the park on the
southeast corner of Grand and Wash
ington streets, the cable to pass under
ground and up to the northeastern cor
ner of the park, enclosed in' a two-inch
Ben pipe and to overhang from wall of
^joining property.
* Tips was, done in response* to apoom
mufiicationifrom the New York and$New
Jersey Telephone Company, wliichjtread
86 follows:—
) jt'The New York andi New Jersey fTele
fliane*’Company has adopted a plan of
connecting subscribers? stations to* the
subway system by running cables •.con
nected with the- subway system through
and along the walls and fences oft the
properties in tqliich telephone stations#are
“While the, introduction of this system?
necessitate a very considerable outlay, §
we feel justified in doing it, as it enables*
us to reaesve the individual wires which*
aire strung, across the various -properties*
and adjacent streets, and because the?
telephone' circuits when arranged for in*
this way are less liable to interruption,*
hence the quality of service which c-anj
be given is cornespondingly improved.!
This system has the approval of the?
Newark Fire Insurance Exchange,, be-i
cause of its* absoiute safety in regard to*
fire risks and the greater facility it of-1
fers the Fire Bepartment in handling
ladders. In order that the telephone |
stations? in the block bounded by Grand,?
Green, /Sussex and Washington streets,?
JerseyiCity, may be cared for-by means?
of ShR- system^above described, pRrmis-l
siQU ils hereby* requested to run a small?
telephone cab/e in a two-inch iron, pipe?
untter the sideswalk and up theiwest'wall
of the burMkig at No. 88 Grandistreet, at>
the north! buifding line.”
The scpne (company acknowledged the?
receipt ofVthc! Board’s resolutiom directing |
the removal) of poles, etc.
The Boardyreceived a letter*of thanks?
from the R«v. R. J. McGuinness, for?
granting,/permission to.the Baited Holy?
Name Society (to hold a grandyopen airl
rally at Hamilton Bark, on* Sunday,)
The BoRrd,decidedito improve Bergen^
avenue, from1 Myrtle*avenue toitlie Bou-j
lerard, and George Barry was*appoiutedS
Inspector thereon at* §3 a date, pay to
commence when the* work on the im
Complaint was received from a large
Tour step *has lost Elasticity because your*$
blood has lost vitality, which Hood’s Sarsapa-^
rilla will resnore.
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The Jersey
City News,
Jqb Printing.*'
Business Cards !
Letter Heads
bill Heads
I Boor Work.*
Law Briefs
Programmes \
L etlogues ^
$ _By-Laws »
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number of residents along Palisade ave
nue aud Prospect street, concerning tlie
dust nuisance caused by the recent laying
of trolley tracks. The petitioners asked
that the trolley company be forced to
sprinkle streets. The petitioners say tlxey
are obliged to keep their windows closed
iu this intense hot weather in order to
shut out the dust.
The Board was asked by Local No. 45
of the International Bridge and Structu
ral Iron Workers for permission to swing
a banner at Warren and Montgomery
streets announcing their picnfc on Labor
Day, at Ba'dwin Park. _ _
That to-day’s temperature will surpass
the record breaking heat of yesterday
was indicated by every sign of the wea
ther sharp yhen. after a night of swelter
ing. unbearable warmth, the sun rose
burning liot in a brazen,. cloudless sky.
Even before sunrise there were several
deaths from heat prostraition and the
outlook for the day was most unfavor
The temperature at 8 o’clock bad
reached the high mark of 80 degrees,
while yesterday >it was 74 degrees at that
time. There was a steady, ominous
climb of tjie mercury in the tube and at
9 o’clock the temperature was registered
at 84 degrees. Yesterday at that time
it was 78 degrees.
Au early excess of humidity threaten
ed to vastly increase the discomfort of
the day and added more than anything
else to the danger of prostration. The
per cent, of humidity at 8-o’clock was
72, but the indications were that it would
decrease rather thau increase as the day
wore on, and in this lay the only curmb
of comfort.
Yesterday, the hottest of the summer,
reaching 95 degrees, as against the for
mer record of 90, was within 5 degrees
of the hottest day in the history of Xew
York, when the mercury reached 100,
and men. women and children dropped in
the streets by scores. Last night, too,
with its lowest temperature 85 degrees,
was the hottest night of the summer, and
this morning the crowds going to work
showed the lesson they had learned by
their recent tropical experience.
The care with which the shady syie of
the street was taken, and the fight that
was made in the subway to get near tlie
opeu front doors of the trains to drink in
the musty breezes indicated that the les
son taught b-- tlie records of deaths and
prostrations was being heeded by the
Last night held no relief for the worn
out thousands who had sweltered through
the day in hope of a breath of coolness
after sunset.
Despite the intense heat of ye.-itci'diay
not a single'll east prsostratdon in« this city
was reported. *,
George Mason, thirty-four years oW,
ssof Xo. 101 Vauderveer street .Brooklyn,
was prostrated by the heat at War ea
and Grand streets at 11:55 this a. in. He
dropped like a log on the pavement.
President George McCarthy, of the S>. P.
C. A., who had been superingtendiiuig the
hose bathing of passing horses in fiout
of the Society’s headquarters, and s v
eral men, lifted him to the shady side
of Grand street, while they coo'el the
man’s head and wrists with ice water
furnished by a woman resident of tlie
house in front of which the man; was
borne. He was taken to the City Hos
pital in a patrol wagon. ^
The free open air concerts which began
the season last night at Mary Benson
and the Lafayette parkss drew great
crowds and the music was greatly enjoy
ed. Both band's played excellent and ap
propriate music. That of John J. Mill
rain furnished1 Che music at Mary Ben
son pork and George M. Connells at
Lafayette park. Vocal solos were ren
dered at each concert. The crowd's w.r<»
orderly and the police had bat little trou
ble in keeping cr ’er. Du: ing the con
cert at Mary Benson park a fire alaitn
was sent in for a burning p’.ectrie light
pole at Fourth and' Monmouth streets. A
big portion of the crowd started for ih >
scene of the fire. The pole had been set
on fire by an electric wire an.l1 the dis
play was more like that of a piece of fire
works than anything else. The flames
subsided in a few moments and before
fire apparatus appeared' on the some.
A horse attached to a milk wagon a-nn
away at Ogden avenue and Hobson
street yesterday afternoon; and smashed
the wagon and the fence in front of Dr.
U. Alien’s home. The wagon .was own
ed and in charge of William Behrens, of
No. tj6 Ferry street. He escaped injury.
They Played A Queer Game
Yesterday With Toronto
But Won It.
Providence Won From Ro
chester and Newark From
Buffalo—Clubs’ Stand
The Skeeters played ,a queer sort of
game with the Toronto men yesterday.
For five innings they iiopeiessiy outclass
ed the Canadians. Then they allowed
their opponents to go in and score five
runs in the sixth. Thieimau was almost
knocked out of the box. Fortunatei^Sie
Skeeters woke up and held the Toronto
men prone on their backs while they re
paired the damages. The trouble started
at the outset of the sixtii. Following an
error, Carr instead of bitting was hit.
This was followed by a three-bagger
from Crystal’s trusty bat. Then a pass
was issued and Harley singled. The
result of the Toronto men's rally was
five ruijs, and put them one ahead of the
mosquitoes. The latter, however, made
a trio of runs in the following inning and
this won the game, with a tally to spare.
This was done. too. after two men were
out. It looked almost as though the
Skeeters were toying with the Canadi
ans. Crystal was chased out of the box
after the seventh. Merritt hit safely,
Halligan singled, Pattee took first on
an inshoot into the ribs and Woods
cleared the bases with a single. The
first run was Scored by the Skeeters In
the third inning. Yaudergrift hit safely,
McCann fanned, Clement stole second,
Bean walked and Clement scored on
Keister’s scratch double. In the fourth
another tally was added by a base on
balls to Pattee, a steal and Yaudergrift’s
timely hit. In the sixth the Skeeters
added two more tallies on Halligan's sin
gle, O’Brien's had throw to second,
Woods’s hit and Harley’s muff. Bean,
Merritt and Yandergrift did great work
in the field and Halligan and Woods
wielded the stick for fair. McCann
pitched for the Skeeters the first three
innings and was then obliged to retire
on account of a sore arm. Thieimau
gave seven passes on balls and struck
two men. Umpire Egan’s decisions did
not please the Toronto crowd and they
went for him after the game. >He was
escorted off the grounds by the police.
The score;—
R. H. P.O. A. E.
White', If. 1 0 1 0 0
Harley, cf. t) 2 4 0 1
Dillard, rf.' 0 0 2 0 0
Soft'el. 2b. 0 0 2 5 0
O’Brien, lb. 0 0 9 1 1
Magoon, ss. 1 0 5 2 0
Carr. 3b. 1 1 12 0
Toft, c. 1 1 3 0 0
Crystal, p. 1 2 0 4 0
McPherson, p. 0 1 0 0 0
Totals. 5 7 27 14 2
R. H. P.O. A. E.
Clement. If.,1 0 1 0 0
Bean, ss. 0 1 5 2 0
J Keister, rf..... *0 2 2 0 0
Merritt, lb__ 1 1 10 0 0
! Ilalligan. cf. 2 3 3 1 0
Pattee, 2b. 3 0 3 3 1
Woods, 3b. 0 3 2 2 0
Valid ergrift, c. 0 2 1 2 0
McCann, - . 0 0 0 2 0
Thielman, p. 0 0 0 2 0
Totals.~7 12 27 14' 1
Jersey City .0 0 11 0 2 3 0 0—7
Toronto . 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0—5
Three-base hits—Crystal. Woods. Two
base hit—Keister. Sacrifice hits—
I White, Magoon. Stolen bases—White.
Clement, Pattee. Bases on ball—Off
Crystal. 3: off McCann, 3:;off Theilmnn.
7. Hit by pitcher—By Tlnelruau. 2: by
Crystal. 1. Doable play—Hnlligan and
Bean. Passed ball—Toft. Left on
bases—Toronto. 12: Jersey City. 8. Time
of gam<*—2 hours and 15 minutes. Um
pire—Mr. Egan. Attendance—-1,000.
Montreal shnt out Baltimore yesterday
and made four runs. After the third in
niny the Orioles failed to land a Bird as
far as second. McNeil handed out eight
passes and hit three men. In the eighth
inning lie filled the bases and Lachance’s
three-bagger added three tallies to one
scored by the Royals in the second in
The score by innings:—
Baltimore .00000000 0—0
Montreal . 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0—4
Batteries—McNeil and Byers; Barber
and Raub.
Providence won from Rochester, bat
ting''Fertsch out of the box early in the
game. Futuna mi was also batted out of
the box by the Broncos soon afterward.
Tlie score by innings:—
Rochester . 00002 1 1 0 0—4
Providence . 111102 0 0 0—<i
Bltteries—Fertsch. Faulkner and
Steelman; Puttmann, Cronin and Thom
The champions were knocked silly by
the Bailors yesterday. Purdee held them
down to five hits. Buffalo had no ex
cuse, as every muu was in place, includ
ing Nat tress, whose suspension had been
removed. He was cheered when, he made
his appearance on the grounds, but was
sooii afterward hissed for making four
errors on easy chances. However, it was
his hit that made Buffalo's lone tall- and
prevented a shut out.
The score by innings:—
Buffalo . 0 0 1 0 0 0 I) 0 0-rl
Newark . 300000 4 0 2—9
Batteries—Kissinger and McAllister;
Pardee and Shea.
Jersey City, 7; Toronto, 5.
Newark, 9; Buffalo, 1.
t Montreal, 4; Baltimore, 0.
Providence, 0; Rochester, 4.
Club. IV. L. P.C.
Jersev Citv . 39 25 .009
Baltimore1. 40 28 .588
Providence . 39, 29 .573
Buffalo . 32 34 .485
Toronto . .. .. 32 35 .477
Newark . 31 38 .449
Rochester. 29 39 .427
Montreal .-. 28 42 .400
Jersey City in Toronto.
Newark- in Buffalo.
Baltimore in Montreal,
Providence in Rochester.
Representatives of twenty-nine eonn
cils of the Royal Arcanum in New Jersey,
including nearly all the organizations of
the order in the counties of Essex. Union,
Passaic, Hudson and Bergen, have form
ed a permanent organization with the
idea of having the new rate schedule
adopted by the Supreme Council revised.
This action was taken Saturday night
at a conference in Masonic Hull, West
Nutley, the result of invitations sent out
several days ago by Ivempton Council,
Nutley. and the replies from these
showed the widespread dissatisfaction
over the action of the Atlantic City con
vention. Protests were received from
lodges in New York, Pennsylvania and
Connecticut,. although only New Jersey
lodges were represented at the meeting.
C. J. E, Nuelte. of Avaret Council, Jer
sey City, was chairman of the meeting.
A resolution was adopted providing for a
committee of fifteen, to be named by the
chairman. This committee will ctmsti
tnfe a permanent organization to fight
the effort to put the new schedule into
effect. The committee was empowered
and instructed to issue a circular calling
upon the Supreme Council to reconvene
before October 1, the date upon V'itich
the new schedule goes into effect.
In advocating a return to the old rate
schedule it was generally agreed by the
dissenters that to strengthen the finances
an additional assessment, at the old
rates, might he made at stated periods,
such as once each quarter. Under this
plan, with 300.000 membership, ,$1.‘.!00,
000 would he raised the first year, with
increasing amounts as tile membership
increases in future years.
Thieves are getting busy in the Ber
gen residential district, mw that the ex
odus for summer homes' and resort? is
• on. On Friday night last the residence
of Mm John Bdeltti-in, Not 190 Summit
avenue, and of Mrs. E. R. Reed, of No.
2883 Boulevard!, were entered' from lvar
windows ami; both houses thoroughly ran
sacked. Only a revolver, however, is
missing from either house and that fiom
Mrs. Edelsfein’s home. The thieves were
evidently in search of only money and
jewels. Oiii Saturday night the home of
Mrs. George Wilson, of Bergen Sun-re,
was-entered and ransacked, but so far as
is known, nothing is missing. An extra
detail of men (has been sent to the Sev
enth precinct to capture the thieves and
prevent a recurrence of such robberies.,
The Hudson County tennis champion
ship, which was played during the hist
week under the auspices of the Excelsior
Tennis Club of Jersey City, was finished
up on Saturday.
The final of the singles was won 1 y
Theodore Roosevelt Pell, New York Ten
nis Club, while the ladies’ singles went to
Miss Anna M. Risch, of the same club.
Men’s Singles—final round—T. R. Pt 11
beat F. H. Holmes, 0-1, 0-2, 0-0.
Ladies’ Singles—final round—Miits
Risch beat Miss White, 6-1, 8-6.
Are you aware that you can leave Jer
sey City at 7.54 A. M., and arrive at
Chicago at 8.00 A. M. the following day,
either via tine Lake Shore or Michigan
Centra! Railways? If not, confer with
the Lehigh Valley ticket agent and b,
Only one night out to Kansas Cit
Omaha, Milwaukee and St. Paul. Tw
nights out to Denver.
Friends cf Archibald M. Henry, p os
peetive Democratic Mayoralty candi late,
agree with The News that he shoui !■ tell
the people how he stands on the subject
of Equal Taxation and the other ques
tions that arc likely to come up for dis
cussion in the campaign, A meeting
should be held for the purpose of g;vi; g
Mr. Henry this opportunity. That Mr.
Henry's views on,these subjects are in
accord with the views of Mr. Black and'
others who have champiohed' ihe came
of the people is generally believed, but
if he were to come out now and tell the
kind of a platform he would ijke to
stand on. it would give his supporters a
chance to epmbat the arguments that a. e
being advanced on the interest of Mayor
Fagan’s third term candidacy.
Prosecutor Speer has deold.d to take
advantage of the law passed ia flhe i>
tere.-t of Essex Qounily provi ling fo- an
additional number of county d-te-tiie .
lie has ask eel the Board of Ere .lwi Me s
to include in its appropriations the- sum
of $10,101) fir the siL'iriis if the ill n
who are to be appointed. When the b' 1
was pending Mr. Speer took special pains
to have it made known that lie was r. t
intert*hc<l in it, and that even if it were
allowed to become a law lie would' not
take advantage of it. He declared at the
time that lie ha d all the rt:fa dives he
needed, and that he would- not put 1he
taxpayers to file additional expense tin*
law called for. There is no more reason
now why the detectives should be ap
pointed than there was last winter and
as the Freeholders are not compelled to
fix the salaries as the Prosecutor dec-id s
they will lie generally commended if they
overlook this item when the rax budget
is being made up.
The Fagan administration i* going to
make another try to get that long prom
ised and much needed City Hospital.
There has been a lot of juggling with
this project and polities is back of it all.
Tile Mayor and his friends want to con
trol the patronage and that accounts for
t*he long delays in getting the improve
ment under way. Siv r.il boards Five
insisted on the right to- undertake tire
work.* There has been so much political
trickery that the dourts has leer ask d
to take a hand in solving the problem
as to which of the disputants have the
authority to proceed with the w< rk. A
conference is to be held in Mayor Fa
gan’s office to-day to bring the matter to
a focus.
William X. Pars low. who died in the
Adimndarks. was one of the best known
and most popular Democrats in Hit’s >n
Counity. He had lived in Hoboken p>-.ac
tleall.v all ills life and there was n> man
held in higher esteem by th > pe p’e of
that city, as was shown on the several
occasions lie ran for office. Three times
he was elected coroner. In addition to
this, he served1 as Freeholder and As
semblyman and1 at the death of the late
Sheriff John J. MePbiffips performed the
duties of that office for the period of ten
days. His death will be mourned by his
many friend's throughout the county.
Although Mqyor Fagan has lost con
trol of the Board of Police Commission
ers. Commissioners Mitchell and Tilden
standing by Colonel Dickinson and the
organization, with Commissioner McXul
ty alone supporting the Mayor, he ex
pects to exert considerable influence in
the matter of appointments when the
Civil Service Commission gets down to
business. With everything even, it is
but natural that the men whom the May
or appoints on the Board will give his
recommendations and suggestions due
Comity Clerk John Rotherham, who is
acting Republican leader in the absence
of Col. Dickinson, has just returned from
a two weeks’ vacation and from now
until the Colonel’s return lie will be on
deck at his office in the Court House.
While the followers of Mayor Fagan
will he offered advice and consolation by
City Collector Fry. Mr. Rotherham will
see that the organization Republicans do
not suffer for want of comforting news
as to the political situation. Mr. Fry
and Mr. Rotherham are close friends
and their paths just now are in opposite
directions. ________
Patrick MeXicliols. eight years old, pf
Xo. 25 Westervelt, street, while playing
at Heidt's barrel factory in Falrmount
avenue, yesterday afternoon, fell aud
brokp his right leg. He was taken to the
City Hospital. ~
What Hudson,s Soldier Boys
Are Doing In the Sum
mer Headquarters
RegimeDt Presented An Ex
cellent Appearance On Ar
riving At Sea Girt,
(Special to “The Jersey City News.”)
SEA GIRT, .Tul.v 18, 1905.—Headed
by Colonel Robert G. Smith and his staff,
with tlie regimental hand playing a live
ly air, the regiment marched into camp
last Saturday, passing tlie "Little White
Governor Edward C. Stokes stood on
the porch and acknowledged the salute
of Colonel Smith and liis Staff by raising
bis campaign hat.
On the porch with the Governor were
Brigadier-General R. Heber Breintnall,
the adjutant-general: Brigadier-General
C. Edward Murray, the quartermaster
general; Colonel J. S. Frelingliuysen, his
personal aide; Lieutenant-Colonel J. S.
| Kiger, of Trenton: Captain H. B. Kra
mer. of tlie Third Regiment; Captain H.
B. Salter, of the Second Regiment; "Cap
tain M. R. Mnrgerum, of the Second
Brigade staff: Frank O. Briggs, the State
Treasurer and Mrs. Briggs; Mr. and Mrs.
F. O. Briggs, Jr.: Vivian Lewis clerk of
the Court in Chancery : Mrs. Henry W.
Freeman, wife of Colonel Freeman, and
Mrs. Murray, wife of General Murray.
The regiment looked well. The men
were in “heavy marching order,” with
blankets strapped over their shoulders,
haversacks swung over their shoulders
and each had a tin cup swinging from
the haversack. When the First Regi
ment left for home on Saturday the men
were bronzed from the Week’s exposure
in the sun, and there was a big contrast
in the appearance of the Fourth Regi
ment. Tlie men marched down the flank
of the camp and the companies were dis
missed at onc-e. The men took possession
of the tents, which had been looked af
ter previously by the regimental quarter
master, Captain Benjamin F. Moore.
Captain James R. Getchei. of Company
I. had the honor of being the first officer
of tlie day. Tlie senior officer of the
guard was First Lieutenant Edward A.
Knack and the junior officer of the guard
was Second Lieutenant George E. Kent.
The guard mount yesterday morning was
in charge of Captain William Robert
son. Jr.
Colonel Robert G. Smith is punctilious
in the observance of all of the military
courtesies. Therefore, the regiment li’ad
hardly been in camp ten minutes be
fore “officers’ call’’ was sounded by the
bugler and the staff and line officers
marched in “twos” to the quarters of
General Campbell to “pay their respects.”
From General Campbell’s the officers,
headed by Colonel Smith, went to the
Governor's cottage and were greeted by
Mr. Stokes. He shook hands with each
officer and expressed his pleasure at
meeting him.
Just as the officers of t'he Fourth Regi
ment were on their way to tike ‘ Litt e
White House” to see the Governor, the
S'igtvai Corps, in command of Captain
William C. Sherwoodt was i-erir ap
proaching on the road from Spring Lake.
Governor Stokes and iris staff and invited
guests took their places on the perch of
the cottage in readiness to review the
Signal Corps. At. a gallop the Signal
Corps dashed by the cottage, the eommi-r
sioned officers saluting the Governor,
who doffed his campaign hat in acknowl
There was a large crowd of pe >pl,> on
'Kite catnip ground to witnes s the fit sir
“evening parade” of the Fourth Regi
ment on Saturday. The re :dents from
the neighboring summer resorts turned'
out in numbers, and there were Several
talfy-bo CvOic'he* and automobiles imnim
erable, while some of the carriages wire
the handsomest to be seen about the
shorn The scene was almost as brilliant
as that of “Governor's Day.” syal the
Governor and his staff and Gene a I
Campbell awl his staff were out to set
the Fourth Regiment.
The guard mount Sunday morning and
evening parade in the afternoon- was the
only duty performed by the soldier boys.
It was a day of rest, and strict diJe-pline
did not commence until Monday. The
men enjoyed -the freedom from drill's and
many of tligpi visited the neighboring re
sorts or enjoyed) a clip in the surf.
Religious s’trvices were held as usual
on Robin lawn on the side of the “Little
White House.” They were conducted by
the Rev. Cornelius Brett, of Jersey City,
and there was a large congregation out
side of the men of the regiment. Gov
; eraor Stokes and the uiembeis of bis staff
I and a lot of invited guests sat on the
porch of the cottage and took part in the
When “reveille” sounded in the morn
ing at 5:30 o’eiock it announced to d.e
men that the day’s work had aelua ly
begun, and tlte tour of duty of six tin vs •
was before them. The men turned o ,t
willing.y, and the first rollcall was con
ducted by the first sergeants of the com
The staff of the Fourth Regiment, is
composed ns follows: It .but G. Smith,
colonel: Joseph H. Bdensinger, lieuten
ant-colonel: Henry Lehman, Jr.. Arthur
I,. S'teele and Henry H. Briukerltoff. Jr.,
majors; Casptain Benjamin >1. Gerardiu,
regimental adjutant; Captain Wi 1 am
Robertson, Jr., Captain Henry H. B wly
and First Lieutenant T. Bergen Gaddis,
battalion adjutants; Captain Bcjimn
I-’. Moore, quartermaster; Major John J.
Broderick, surgeon: Captain Joseph M.
Rector. Captain Charles H. Buriy and
First Lieutenant Stanl y R. \V nl. uff
battalion assistant su gems*; C p ain
Cornelius Britt, chaplain, and Captain
William C. Gannon, inspect r of r fie
Tlte captains of the companies follow:
Company A, John B. Applegate. Jr.;
Company B, Sidney It. T. Collins; Com
pany C .Earl T. Dabb; Company I). va
cancy; Company E, Waldo E. Gibbs;
Company F, Theodore H. W a slier;;
Company G. Alfred T. F. S- reason;
Company H. George T. Vicki rs; Com
pany X, James R. Gatchel; Company K.
Frederick Ste’glffiter; Company I. J ha
MacDonald; Company M, Eidril.-e XV.
The Fourth Regiment had 575 men
when it marched into camp on Saturday,
anil twenty-five men arrived yesterday.
Tlte officer of the day on Monday was
Captain Eldfidge W. Estes, of Com
pany M; the senior offio r of the gca -d
is First Lieutenant Charles X Will-ey. of
Company B. nn l the junior offli er of till-■
guard is Second Lieutenant George F.
Brehsinger, of Com pa tty L
Governor Stokes ond his staff returned
tlte call of Oi.'loutl Smith and liis staff
Sunday afternoon
Mr Stokes went to Trenton Sunday
night and lie returned las: e.jening. In
file meantime file executive horse is b-ing
ridden by' Edward W. Gray, his seffi
eient secretary, who rides as well as he
Former Governor Franklin Mmphy,
Edward Hayes, of Newark, the famous
“coach:” Hamilton F. Kean, of Eliza
beth, and ITzal H. McCarter were among
the visitors to camp Sun lay night.
The Fifth Regiment hadl a battalion
drill and “extended order,” so that B e
men had some practice in skirmish drill.
In command of Captain William O.
Sherwood the signal coins ha a drill this
morning, and the work of tire week lias
been mapped out. and the men will have
s me excellent practice in signal ng a d
telephone and telegraph construction'.
Many people are complaining about
tlie number of (lead animals found on
tiie streets, many of them left for days
to putrify under the hot sun. Some peo
ple blame the police. Chief Murphy said
this morning:—
"It seems to have become a fad now
adays to put everything up to the police.
The police are not obliged to remove
these animals. The truth of the matter
is. every dead animal found in the street
is reported and the location given, by
telephone to headquarters. At nine
o’clock every morning a man from the
Board of Health calls and gets all the
reports and takes them to the Board of
Health office. After nine o’clock the
Health Board is notified by telephone of
every dead animal of any size found in
the street, and after four o’clock I’. M„
the contractor is notified by telephone.
From June 1 to date 8ti horses. 150
dogs, 85 cats, 2 goats and 4 sheep have
been found dead in tlie streets of the
city and removed. Tlie number of
horses found dead on the streets is only
about fifty per eent. of tlie total number,
as many die *n the stnbies and tlie owner
in such cases notifies the contractor.
Should the present hot spell of weather
continue several days the mortality
among horses will be much greater.
About $10,000 worth of horses have died
smee June I. Of course not all of the
deaths were due to heat.”
Adolph Peterson, twenty-eight years
old, of Xo. 222 Madison street. Hoboken,
while at work, fell from a wall of the
new building at Seventeenth and Mon
mouth streets, yesterday afternoon. He
was attended by an ambulance surgeon
of St. Thdmas’, Hospital and taken home
by friends.
Explosion of Firework? At
Baldwin Park Sent Ital
ian Merrymakers
, The Materials Ware For Us a
In a Prizs Comp3tition and
Rivals Mad 3 Warm
People residing in the vicinity of Bald
win Park were startled at 1.45 o'clock
yesterday afternoon by a sudden explo
sion. followed by many .others with the
rapidity of machine gnu firing, with
Occasional roars and detonations that
rocked the hills of the hollows of that
section. Everybody below the Hill ex
‘‘What’s up?”
Everybody looked nn.
Some thought that Dovo ’s p.ed ct d
great storm had made a belated appear
Lots of smoke could be seen, but there
was no sign of a conflagration or a storm
in tlie heavens. A number of excited •
Italians were seen beating it from the
park in various directions. Tlie air was
soon filled with the puffing noise of bell
clanging fire apparatus hurrying to tlie
scene. While the explosions were m pro
gress sheets of flames began to shoot up
from tlie northwest coniines of the park,
which is enclosed with a high fence.
It transpired that the material of one
of tlie firms who was to compete in a
fireworks display contest for a $50 prize
at the picnic of the Societa di Muturo
Soccorso Maria SS. del Carmine last
night had been set off in some undiscov
ered manner before the material wa3
even separated, and the frames for set
pieces Keen set up. It was an afternoon
as well as evening picnic and the grove
was already filling up with Italian wo
men and children in gala attire. A string
of such pedestrians was wending its way
down Baldwin avenue to the park and
the Society on parade was marching to
its destination. Excitement was intense.
The material which was burned up in
premature explosions had been dumped
just outside the park and the flames had .
reached the park fence at the corner of:
Baldwin avenue and High street. About
forty feet of the Baldwin avenue side of ;
tlie fence was quickly burned away and ■
about twenty feet of that which extended
around the corner. Jack Roberts. lessee
of the park, soon had a small army of
men at work replacing tlie burned fence
with a new one, much to the disgust of
a crowd of small boys who thought they,
saw an opening for free admission to the
park and some of whom looked injured
at the accusation of an excited Italian:
that they caused the daylight pyrotech
nic display.
The question as to how the explsves
exploded was hotly debated? and the ac
cusation that jealousy on the part of a
prospective rival contestants for f' *
$50 prize was the cause and owe of them
knew more than he dared tell abi ut
it added more fuel to the flames. Tha
air, which was air. ady hotter than or
dinary mortals care to stand simply s's
zle.l with the extra hi at a !d-d by ;l ea«
accusations and recriminations mad.- is
choice Italian. Some one recalled i ha
fact that the permit for the fireworks
display was granted to Frank Damatoow
March 17 last, and fu.tvv gl.nces wars
cast by some of the more suspicious at S
brawny Hibernian who was assisting in
the patching up of die burned fence*
After all, it may have been the heat tliaC
sot off the explo-ives. The pi. nic pro
ceedfd, however, and two other contest
ants put up a fir. works show at night,
which was enjoyed by tlie thousands whs
attended flic tiist free concert at Mary
Benson’s Little Italy Park, just bel .w|
the hill. Tlie picnic was a great succeee.
The Pontiac Club will most at fhe
club's lieutlkinarters this evening and wiB
receive all the prospective IX-mcnitii
ean»K<h*te--. Egbert Seym ur, Jibe J,
Heavey. Archibald M. Henyy. Thotnr.4
Corydon and Frank DoiumjHv witl all bs
there ami will make addresses. The !«*
ter two are strong favorites for S-tbeet
and Water Board nominations. Cory bod
hails from the Second Ward aad Ueet;
nelly from the Fifth Wani. J

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