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QME CENT f | ■•'•'iPlflP_ XFAV YORK, A>.«»« 22, 1905,-For# t cast for the thirty-nix Honrs ending 8 ^*A®T EDITION 1‘. M. Wednesdajt:—Fair to-day and te •-Ym ,1 i te _morrow; light to fresh south wSmU. Jaaj^£>xyi^ya 48r>7 , ~im)_ price QNE CBfr SPLENDID PICNIC Liquor Dealers Enjoy a So cial Dally at Greenville Schuetzen Park JUST A LITTTLE POLITICS HEAVEY AND KAISER MUCH INT EVIDENCE, BUT SEYMOUR AND henry had many friends. The annual picnic of the Hudson Coun ty Liquor Dealers' Association took place last night at the Greenville Sehuetzen Park. It was not the big success that was anticipated, and-nothing near what the association could have made it. Still it was a fine and enjoyable affair. From a social standpoint it was an immense success. The big pavilion was coiufort abl) crowded with dancers every time Prof. Begg's splendid orchestra struck up a Vrdltze. a two-step, a shottisehe, or any popular dance air. The tables along til • sides of the pavilion were surrounded wife v. various. pretty and well dressed women. Many fair matrons were there wijh their children, and the general as pee. was that of a big family picnic. Sociability was the keynote. Business is business, but catch a boniface away from his place of business he’s the most sociable and liberal man of the world. Bat above all other things, he’s a poli tician, and politics played an important part fn list night’s picnic of the Liquor Dealers' Association. Xo matter in wli^it direction one- would cast his eyes, he would find a group of meu together dis cussing politics. President George Deck er and Commissioner O’Brien, of the Excise Board, were prominent in such gatherings. John J. Henvey was on deck and was constantly surrounded with friends who want to see him secure the t Democratic .Shrievalty nomination. “Johnny” Kaiser was also much in evi dence and was wa_.jly greeted. Louis \Vormavti. of Pavonia avenue, was a central figure. Bernard J. Foley, to use I baseball expression, was “in the box” }or the association. In other words, lie tas the ticket taker. He was all right >n “passes.” "Joe” Friend, wrapped up in the interests of the association, was. als tfeual. the friend «f everybody. Pat rick O'Brien, like Friend, was busy in tie interests of the association. Ex Freeholder Kelly was always in the “swim.” saying nothing, but “sawing wood.” Patrick McArdle was a promi nent figure. The committees in charge were as fol lows :— Arrangement Committee—P. Connolly, Chairman: D. J. Golden, secretary: L. Wormahh. treasurer; Jno. O'Brien, P. J. Colahnn. Aug. Klie, M. F. Cronin, W. D. Gimbert. Hugh Meehan. L. Spitsma gel. Jno. McGrath. Jos. D. Hunt, H. J. Crosby. Jno. F. Madden. Jos. Blaese, S. Grounds. Thos. Carroll. Floor Committee—II. Reuther. floor manager; Jos. Biaese, asst, floor manag er; .Tames A. Hunt. W. Wiley, M. J. Fa'. Ion, Jus. F. Doodey, W. C. Guyon, Peter But]fr, Jos. Gallagher. H. Heller. Den nis Dwyer. Henry Kiinker. E. Bin-men thai, Jos. Cowan. Leonard Peiloth. Tims. Fleming. Recaption Committee — P. Ehrhart, chairman: Jno. O’Bdien, H. Fallahee, Jno. Allen, M. McDonough, P, Colahau, P. O’Brien, P. H. Bermingham. P. E. Rogers, F. A. ICohluud, P. McArdie, M. J. Farmer, B. J. Foley. The officers of the association are:— J. W. Waylett. President: P. Connol ly. Vice-President; H. Crosby. Rec. Sec refcary; D. J. Golden, Fin.'' Secretary: L. Worlctnann." Treasurer; J. Friend, Ser geant-at-arms. Hoods’s Sarsaparilla cures radically—that is, . it removes the roots ot disease. That’s bet ter than lopping the branches. -/«’ i. ■■tit. Thejersey City News. Job Printing. Business Cards Letter Heads Bill Heads Envelopes Circulars Boon Work Law Briefs ; T I empHlets Irog'rammes C stlcgues By-Laws 251 ~ WASHINGTON STREET. COUNTY TO CET WATERSUPPLY New Resolution Passed By Coyrd of Street and Water Commissioners and Ar rangements Satisfactory " TO TAP CITY’S MAIN WHILE WATER COMPANY WILL MAKE COLLECTIONS COUNTY WILL REMAIN CUSTOMER OF JERSEY CITY. The Street and Water Board yesterday passed the following resolutions:— “Whereas, The Board of Chosen Free holders of the County of Hudson, who are supplied with water from the Jersey City Water Works near Snake Hill, complain that they have an insufficient supply, and are greatly in need of a larger supply, and desire that the same be taken from the principle main laid upon the new county road leading from Seecaueus to Jersey City, through which main the city gets its supply; “Resolved, That the Jersey City Wa ter Supply Company be requested to al low the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Hudson, at their expense, but under the direction of the engineer of the Water Company, to insert a tap in said principal main, at a convenient point on the new county road, near Snake Hill, for the purose of providing a larger supply to tiie county for the public in stitutions at Snake Hill and to place a metre thereon, satisfactory to the Water Company, for the measuring of the wa ter to be taken by the county, which water shall be paid for by the county at the rate fixed by this Board and now paid by the county for the use of water, and. on behalf of the city it is hereby consented that the Jersey City Water Supply Company may arrange with the county to receive and collect the reve nues arising from the supply so furnish ed to the county, and to credit them upon any such that may be found due from the Mayor and Aldermen of Jersey City to the said Water Company, under existing contracts between them. Any deliveries mad^ by the Jersey City Water Supply Company under this arrangement shall be considered as deliveries of so much water under the terms of the con tracts with Jersey City and shall be credited to the Jersey City Water Sup ply Company as the same had been de* livered on Bergen Hill into the city’s reservoir. Resolved Further, That nothing in these resolutions shall be held to ^aive any of the rights of the city against the water company or to constitute any ad missions on the part of the city of its ob ligation to pay for said water, or in any wise to prejudice the city’s rights under existing contracts, or in the pending suits J and actions between the city and the Water Company, and these resolutions shall not take effect until the acceptance of the same shall have been filed with j the clerk of this Board, executed by the said Water Company and by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Hudson. The Water Company is to care ,for and read and record the readings of the meter above mentioned, but repairs thereto shall be made by the county. The representatives of the company and the cot.v shall have access to said meter at all reasonable times. The amount of the bills rendered to the connty shall be the result of the joint readings by the agents of the company and the city. The specifications as filed by the Chief' Engineer for the construction of a sewer in the i jtsti rlv sidewalk of the Hudson Bonleyt|d, from forty feet south of Mc Adoo avenue to Terhune avenue, and in Terhune avenue to connect with Swampy Creek at Spring street, were adopted and ordered filed. The clerk was directed t!> advertise for bids. -A TWO SUICIDES Thomas Murray, twenty-four years old. of No. 324 Pavonia avenue, with suicidal intent jumped from a third story window ^pf his home at dawn this morning. He fell on his head and was instantly killed. The body was taken charge of by his brother and removed to the undertaking estnblishnient'of Thomas F. Carey. No. 553 Grove street- Murray was single, out of work, and had become despondent. % Harris Woolasky, thirty-fire years old, of No. 335 Third street, eommitteed sui cide yesterday by taking a dose of ear holig acid. Dr. Kopetehney tried to save lum, but Woolasky was beyond the relief of medical aid and when the Doctor, who had been hastily summoned reached hit*. SKEETEtiS TIED AGAIN After Having Game Won Up to the Fifth Inning They Let Toronto Catch Them OLMSTEAD RELIEVED CLARKSON BALTIMORE WON' AND LOST— BUFFALO BEAT NEWARK AND TORONTO PROVIDENCE— CLUBS’ STANDING. The Skeeters are playing a peculiar sor tof game. They tied the Toronto men on Saturday and the galfcie was called on account of rain. Yesterday, after having the Royals beaten up to the fifth inning by a score of 8 to 0, they al lowed their opponents to make "the same number of runs and at the end of nine iu ! nings the game was eailell on account of darkness. For four innings they walked away with McCarthy, who was in the box for Montreal. Clancy took McCar thy’s place and the ^Skeeters went to pieces. Clarkson, who was in the box for Jersey City, and who had been pitch ing great-ball, suddenly weakened and after the Royals had piled up six runs he was taken out and replaced by Olmstead, who for the next three innings pitched good ball. The score:— JERSEY CITY. R. H. P.0. A. E. Clement. If. 1 2 1 U 0 Merritt, ss. 1 2 2 2 1 Keister, rf. 0 1 It 0 0 Cassidy, lb. 2 2 14 0 0 Halligau, cf. 1 1 0 0 1 Pattee. 2b. 1 0 1 5 0 Woods, 3b. 1 1 2 1 0 Yandergrift, c. 0 0 6 3 1 Clarkson, p. 1 0 0 0 0 Olmstead, p. O 2 1 0 0 Totals_i. 8 11 27 11 3 MONTREAL. R. H. P.O. A. E. Wiedensaul, 2b.... 2 2 1 4 0 Meaney, rf. 1 0 2 0 0 Bannou. cf.. 1 2 2 0 0 F. Hartman, 3b. ... 0 0 0 2 1 Joyce, If. 1 0 2 0 0 Kaub, c. 1 2 4 4 0 Leu-ha nee, lb.. 0 1 13 0 1 Li-Hartman, ss. ... 0 13 4 2 McCarthy, p. 0 0 0 0 0 Clancy, p. 2 2 0 0 0 Totals.. 8 }0 27 14 ~4 Jersey City. 02000000 0—8 Montral . 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 0 0—8 Innings pitclid—McCarthy, 4; Clancy, 5; Clarkson. 0; Olmstead. 3. Two-base li it—Cassidy. Wild pitch—McCarthy. Struck out—By McCarthy, 1; by Clancy, 3; by Clarkson, 2: by Olmstead, 3. First base on balls—Off McCarthy, 1; off Clarkson, 2: off Olmstead. 1. Sacrifice hit—J.. Hartman. Stolen bases—Clem ent. Merritt, Pattee, Clarkson, Meaney. Bannon (2). Time of game—Two hours and fifteen minutes, tlmpir—>Mr. Has sett. With their chests swelled out over de feating the Reds of Cincinnati, of the National League, the Sailors went up against the Bisons of their*.wn league and emerged from the battle with a beau tiful coat of whitewash. The score by innings:— rt h e Buffalo . 10000050 —ti 8 1 Newark_ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0—0 2 3 Baltimore and Rochester broke even in ] a double header. Faulkner weakened in | the seventh inning of the first game' and | the Birdp pounded him for four runs and j added another tally in the ninth. Schultz pitched the second game for Roche, ter [ and was invincible. The Birds scored ! but one run and allowed the Broncos to circle the bases twice. Rochester has j signed two new pitchers—Mattern and Sehlitzer. Clancy is now the captain of the Broncos, Smith having been deposed. The scores by innings: -. FIRST GAME. R. H F Rochester . 000 2 2000 0—4 7 3 Baltimore . 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 0 1—8 14 2 Batteries—Faulkner and Payne; Mc Neil andi Byers. •»'' SECOND GAME. R.H. E. Rocli ester ...00 00 0 0 1 1 x—2 5 2 Baltimore .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0—1 8 3 Batteries—Schultz and Steelman; Bur ehell and Hearne. Yesterday's battle between Toronto j and Providence was between Pitchers Crystal and Poole. Crystal had the best of it and shut out the Clamdiggers. The score by innings:— R H E Providence.. 00 0 00000 0—0 4 2 Toronto_ 0001 2000 x—3 5 1 Batteries—Poole and1 Thompson; Crys tal and Sullivan. RESULTS YESTERDAY’S GAMES. Jersey City, 8; Montreal, 8. Buffalo, 0; Newark 0. Toronto, 3; Providence, 0. Baltimore, 8; Rochester, 4 (1st game). Rochester, 2; Baltimore, 1 (2d game). -STANDING OF THE CLUBS. _ Club- W.t L, P.C. Jersey City . 61 34 .642 Baltimore . .. 61 35 .635 Providence. 57 39 .593 Newark ...... 49 48 .505 Buffalo. 45 54 .455 Toronto .. . 40 58 , .409 Montreal . 42 6.1 .408 Rochester.. 37 63 .370 GAMES SCHEDULED FOR TODAY., Jersey City in Montreal. t Newark in Buffalo. Providence in Toronto. i Baltimore is Rochester, MERELY MENTIONED The latest information regarding the movements of Colonel Dickinson is that lie is due either to-day or to-morrhw. Outside of one or two of the Colonel’s most trusted lieutenants, nothing is known- of his whereabouts, but it was whispered about the Dickinson Club last night* that he was on the ocean and that liis presence at the club house might be looked for within tiie next twenty-four hours. There is ti> be an important meeting of the club to-morrow night. It will concern the coming outing and the. officers of the association are hoping that the Colonel will be on hand. Despite the lact of interest displayed in the outing by the friends of Mayor Fa gan, those in charge of the event declare it will be the most successful, in point of numbers, ever given by the associa tion. / Colonel Dickinson has not yet selected the men who will march with him at the head of the procession. Much specu lation is .being indulged' in 41s to whether the standard-bearer and party leader will name the same staff that he had last year. George L. Record was among the faithful who marched at the Colonel's elbow. He will be in line again this yeah—that is, if the Colonel wants him. But does he? That is what the Dickin sonites would like to know, and they are awaiting with interest the list of names that the Colonel will give out. John C. Kaiser, who seems to have a clear field for the Republican nomina tion for Sheriff, aas returned from a two weeks! stay in the Catskills. He has resumed his canvass for votes, and lie says he is now oti the job until the day of the election. He professes to be con fident of winning out. Mr. Kaiser is a pretty good sort of a politician, but judging from tlte talk around town, Eg bert' Seymour, who will be his Democrat ic opponent, will lead him a pretty lively chase. What Mr. Seymour doesn’t know about the game of politics is hardly worth knowing. Mayor Fagan is one of the star ora tors at the outdoor meetings that ..are be ing held daily in Newark in the Interest of Everett Colby’s candidacy for the nomination of State Senator. Scarcely a day passes that he does not mnke one or> two speeches. Whether he receives the nomination or not Mr. Colby will be seen in this city often during tile cam paign. He has promised to help the Mayor in his fight for re-election. As semblyman Hwnill. who was the Demo cratic minority leader in the Assembly when Mr. Colby, as the majority lender, opposed, every bill introduced in behalf of the people as against corporations may ask the Essex man some pertinent j questious. Because Thomas Coughlin. Republican leader of the Tenth Ward and one of Col. Dickinson’s 'loyal lieutenants, lias j joined the .Mark M* Fagan Association I the Fagnnites are happy. They say it is j conclusive proof that harmony prevails j in the Repuhfoan party in the; Tenth Ward. Mr. Coughlin says he joined the association to! please his friend. Joe Docke. Inasmuch as he was not given much consideration when the patronage for the ward was given out he isn’t throwing somersaults in his desire to have Mayor Fagan re-elected. John Hanlon doesn’t care to‘play the role of a political martyr and lie has an nounced that he will not run for alder man in the Second Ward. Hanlon was, indorsed for the nomination by the ward association. While he is a good Repub lican and will work for the success of the party lie says he would prefer that some one else should make the hopeless con test. SHIP TRUST NOT DISSOLVED TREXTOX, August 22. 1905.—Judge Lanning, in the .United States Circuit Court, yesterday dismissed the petition of James Smith. Jr., receiver, to have the United States Shipbuilding Company dissolved and its charter declared void. It is held by Judge Lanning that the Xew Jersey court of chancery is author ized to-issue a decree dissolving an insol vent corporation and direct&ig its charter forfeited and void, but that ho such rights are enforceable in a federal court. The corporation is held to be the tirenture of the state, and the period of its exist ence is determined solely by the state, j and the state has conferred upon her court of chancery alone the power to act ns its executioner. ^ Receiver Smith declares that tile eohi pany's franchise is of no value uiid that so dong jas its .corporate existence is al lowed to continue it,will be necessary to pay animal franchise taxes to the state, thereby diminishing the funds iin his hands. All franchise taxes now due have been paid by the receiver, who lpis j in his possession $25,000 reserved for | Mutingencies, >| . - N. J, FEDERATION ATTACKS SHINN Organized Workmen of the State Claim the Senator Held Up Labor Bills CONVICT LABOR DISCUSSES STATE PRISON AUTHORITIES AC CUSED OP HAVING BROKEN THEIR AGREEMENT. (Special to “The Jersey City News.") » TRENTON, August 22, 1905.—The inauguration of a fight against Senator George L. Shinn, Rpublican, of Ocean County, to prevent his geing chosen chairman of the senate committee on labor and industries again next winter, was tlie main feature of the twenty seventh annual convention of the New Jersey State Federation of Labor, which began yesterday in the assembly chamber at the state house. Another matter taken up was a plan to improve the conditions under which convict labor is employed in the state prison. Presi dent Ford called the convention to order at 10 a. m. The apointment of committees and the report of the president were the principal matters of the morning session. President Ford, in his report, urged that the State Federation use all its in fluence to prevent Senator Shinn from being made chairman of the senate com mittee on labor and industries again this year. It is claimed that Senator Shinn held up several bills last term that were favorable to organized labor. Last fall tlie executive committee of the federa tion sent men into Ocean county to fight against Shinn’s election. The fight was unsuccessful and Senator Shinn was re elected. The federation is now endeav oring to’ fight him in another way. The president said that the conditions of labor all over the state had improv ed during this past year—wages were higher and hours shorter. There had been a .big improvement in the conditions of the glass blowers in South Jersey. In conclusion. President Ford called attention to the bakers’ fight in Eliza beth and urged both moral and financial support for the fighting journeymen. William J. Brennan of Vineland was ap pointed sergeant-at-arms. John Cosgrove of Elizabeth, represent ative1 to the American Federation of Labor, made his' report. The appoint ment of the following committees con cluded the morning session; Auditing and Credentials—Henry F. Hiifers, Newark; Joseph P. O’Loue, Ho boken; Charles Sockwe.il, Bridgeton. Resolntions-r-Thomas J. McHugh. Newark; Clarence Ayres, Millville: John Cosgrove, Elizabeth; Luke McKenny, Trenton; P. Seidel, Jersey City . Organization—S. T. Woodrow. Cam deu; John L. Franks, Newark; Carlton Parks, Netvark; Harry Zimmerman. Elizabeth; Henry E. Austin, New Bruns wick. Labels aiul Grievances—George Leary, i Newark: Alexander Johnston, Trenton; • Charles Curtis, Newark; Henry Kcch, Paterson; Thbsam Donovan, Newark. President’s Report—John H. Waters, Camden: A. C. Ross. Elizabeth; George W. Point, Jersey City. To Visit Prison and Investigate Con vict Labor—Frank L. Kresage, Trenton; George D. McArthur, Newark; W. J. Dominick, Millville. To Meet George B. Wight, Commis sioner of Charities and Correction— Frank L. Kresage, Trenton; George D. j McArthur, Newark; W. J. Dominick, Millville. '' Trenton was represented as follows in the convention:— Typographical Union—Reuben Forker, .Fred Pmith, Alexander Johnston. Printing Pressmen—Manuel Kline and Sandford Campbell. Allied Printing Trades—H. B. H. Fow ler. Lathers—Luke McKenny and William Kelly. Brewers—Jacob Schaaf. Plumbers—John P. Williams and «. V. OHura. Tlie convention reconvened at 2 p. m. and several reports were received. Pres ident Ford then introduced Governor Stokes, who was lottdiy applauded. Governor Stokes extended a cordial greeting to the delegates of the conven tion and paid that they were the men who had helped to make New Jersey one' of the most prosperous industrial centers in the country. The Governor said in part: “A labor organization is the evolution of the laws of progress. Labor organizations are no longer compelled to fight for their exist ence^’for they hare come to stay, and the good that will come o!ut of them depends upon you who are gathered here to-d*y. They have helped the laborers as well as ] the wives and children of those who work I and they have made it possible to solve some of the great labor problems of to day. “Always remember to place your in fluence on the right side of the ballot box and .then you will reflect credit upon ; yourself.’’ At the conclusion of his address a ris ing vote of thanks was extended to the Governor. KBFJBBEXMJM AND INITIATIVE. President Greenawait, of the Pennsyl vania State Federation, of Lancaster, then addressed the delegates fm the refer endum and initiative. He said he was opposed to trade unions participating in any question in a partisan way. and ask e dthat the New Jersey Federation co operate with the Pennsylvania on the in itiative and referendum. A committee of three, comprising .1. P. McDonald. Paterson; Charles M. Curry, Camden, and Frank Chew, Bridgeton, was appointed to confer with President Greenawait and report later to the con-, ventiou. Tlie chairman of the legislative com mittee in his report requested that the Caiulen county delegates nse their influ ence to prevent Senator Shinn from be coming chairman of the labor and indus tries committee of the assembly. The resolution committee reported fa vorably on the resolution or Alexander Johnston of this city in regard to placing the Philadelphia Inquirer on the unfair list. Johnston was the local delegate to the recent typograhpical union eouven tion. The resolution permitting no person un der tile age of 18 to work in a bake shop from 7 p. m. until 7 a. m. was referred to the executive board. John JDunn, of the Glass Bottle Blow ers’ union, in a short address thauked the federation, in behalf of his associates, for the assistance rendered them in the past year. Jefferson Pierce, general organizer of the A. F. of L„ made a short address. He claimed that the worst enemy of a labor- organization was the man who tries to build himself up at the expense of his fellow associates. Trades unions, he -faid. have always stood between the unjust employer and the employee, ahd they have proved a bulwark of good. WANT PASSAIC CLEANED. J. W. Dobbins, Newark, presented a resolution requesting that the union have the legislature take action upon the cleansing of the Passaic river. Delegate Dobbins stated that the river was a det riment to good health and that a trunk sewer system should be installed. The resolution was referred to the executive board. The convention adjourned at 5.30 to meet at 9.30 this morning, when convict labor will come up for discussion. Upon the request of the Rev. Dr. George B. Wight, commissioner of charities and corrections, a committee has been ap poiuted to visit the state prison and re port as to the advisability of changing the present system of employing labor there and at the Rahway Reformatory. This committee, after conferring with Commissioner Wight, will report, to the convention this morning. Frank L. Kresge, of the Trenton typographical union, is chairman of the committee. I The state officials desire to conflict as little as possible with organized labor in selecting the industries for the inmates of the prisons, and on the other hand, the Federation of Labor recognizes that persons imprisoned must have some kind of employment. This afternoon new officers will be elected, and President Ford, who is again a candidate for re-election, will, probably be opposed by Frank L. Kresge of Trenton Typograhical Union No. 71. The probabilities are that John Cos grove. Elizabeth, and .T. P. McDonnell, will be opponents for .the position of del egate to the A. F. of L. convention in Pittsburg next November. WHAT TOKIO THINKS TOKIO. An?. 22. 1905.—The .Tiji says to-day: “The cession'of the Island of Sakhalin and the reimbursement of Japan for her war expenses are the vital points of bur demands. They leave no room for compromise. If the Russians refuse, our- delegates should withdraw from the conference and tell them that the next meeting will take place at To kio.” The A.-ahi declares that Japan is light ing the Russian Government and does not entertain any ill feeling toward the Czar’s oppressed subjects. The Russians surety will appreciate wliat Japan has done in winning a constitution for them. _A__ WANTED QUiCX DJVCR2E A pair who (inscribed themselves as Mr. and Mrs. John Connors aplied to Police Justice Manning for a divorce in the Second Criminal Court yesterday. The husband said he had only a few moments to spare and wonted the de cree in a hurry. The wife described ‘‘her man” as “a street angel and a house devil.” The Justice referred them to the Court of Chancery, MILITARY BOARD ON OLD QUESTION Wants to Know Whether Retired Federal Officers Can Accept Money From State GEN. GILMORE MENTIONED COMMANDING GENERAL OF THE SECOND BRIGADE, N. G. N. J„ * SAID TO BE THE OFFICER TO WHOM THE QUESTION RE LATED. (Special to “The Jersey Cifty News.”) TKEXTOX, August 22, 1905.—An in quiry said to have been directed by the military authorities of Xew Jersey to the War Department at Washington has revived the discussion as to the right of a retired army officer on duty yvith the militia to receive additional compensation from the State. This question was rais ed some time ago by the State of West Virginia, and was quite freely comment ed upon in army circles and by The Ar my and Xavy Journal. According to advices from Washington, when a simi lar request for information was made by the Xew Jersey authorities it was im agined that the question related to Cap tain Quincy O’M. Gillmore, U. S. A., retired, who is now the commanding general of the Second Brigade, X. G„ X. J. Whether this question has been of ficially raised by Xew Jersey is perhaps doubtful. It was said in the adjutant general’s office to-day that no such in formation had been sought nor was there any correspondence with the Federal au thorities upon the subject. It was point ed out that this would be the regular channel through which such correspond ence would be carried on, the assump tion being that if the letter referred to had been received from any Xew Jersey military authorities it was to be regard ed as unofficial in character. According to the Washington dispatch it was dis covered upon ipqiiiry of the paymaster general and judge advocate-general of the army that there was nothing in the law which prevented a retired officer from receiving the emolument described. As a retired captain of the army, Gap tain Gillmore would be entitled to half the pay of an officer of his rank in active service, whether he performed any mili tary duty or not. He is, however, as signed to inspect the Xational Guard of Xew Jersey at stated intervals, namely, once a year, and on account of this ser vice he receives the full pay of a captain from the War Department. In addition to this he receives from the State $50 a month “for pay and expenses as miiitary instructor of the Xational Guard.” Un til relieved a few; onths ago he also re ceived a salary at the rate of $800 a year for supervising the construction of the Trenton armory. There is some diversity'of opinion here as to whether the additional duties un dertaken by Captain Gilmore should en title him to extra compensation from the State. In discussing the matter to-day one of the military authorities here was responsible for the statement that Cap tain Gillmore hired a clerk and paid all his expenses from the allowances made by the State, so that he actually derived little or no additional income from the extra pay. He could see no good reason why the State should expect to derive the benefit of such extra services without paying for them. In Washington, however, it is said that a different view prevails, and that Con gress did not intend1 that a retired officer of the army who was on military duty shoulft receive anything excepting his full pay and allowances paid to him by the national government. It is assumed there that had Congress contemplated that an officer should receive extra compensation from the State no provision would be made for his active pay while he was on duty with the militia or in any other ca pacity. The War Department is said to be lieve that there is abundant generosity shown to retired officers who are on ac tive duty, and should it be officially ! brought to its attention that any of them are receiving additional income from the State treasuries it is said to be likely that the department will go on record be fore Congress next year in favor of leg islation that will prevent that sort of thing in the future. OVERCOME BY QAS. Ferguson Keith, seventeen years old. of No. 508 Bergen avenue, was overcome by gns at his home early this morning. Through an accident, the gas jet was left half turned on and he had been in haling gas all through the night. His condition is not critical. NO HOPE IN PEACE OUTLOOK _ Envoys Will Meet Again Tomorrow But Little Chance of President Sav ing Situation JAPAN WILL N8T YlitJ “NOT ONE KOPECK” 18 THE RUS SIAN REPLY TO THE DEMANB FOR AN INDEMNITY. PORTSMOUTH, N. H„ Aug. 22, —Mr. Sato aunounced at 10:26 o’clock this morning that the meeting of the peace conference set for 3 o'clock to-day was adjourned till to-morrow, owing to the impossibility of having the protocol* ready. According to the programme announce# after the adjournment last Friday, thil will be the last session of the convention, a purely formal meeting held for the pur pose of signing the protocols of agree ment and disagreement. The session may continue over several days, but by legis lative fiction it will be called that of a single day, in order to simplify the rec ord. If that programme is carried oat the Portsmouth conference might end-ito morrow, and at the outside could hardly last over Saturday. To-day everybody, not only here but pretty generally ovei the civilized world, is asking. "Will it be carried out?” There is no evidence to the contrary here. Xo one will lose ail hope of peace until the envoys have pack ed their trunks and departed, for t^er* is always the possibility that one side or the other is working a diplomatic bluff. President Roosevelt’s interest in the conference is another factor to be reck oned with, for Portsmouth is constantly watching Oyster Bay for some move there that might revive the waning hopes. The feeling this morning was that the chance of peace was never so remote. When he came back to his quarters from last Friday’s meeting Mr. Witte made the simple announcement that the conference, as far as the envoys were concerned, was over. They disagreed ab solutely on four points of the Japanese demands: ail that remained to he done was to hold a forma! session at which the protocols might be signed. *r the secretaries time to write up these documents a three days’ recess was tak en. The well informed here had littl* hope then that in those three days any thing would occur to reopen the discus sion and bring the envoys to an agree ment. This morning the Russians said that the situation was unchanged, and they are the people who hold the key to it, for Japan will not yield an inch from her demand for Sakhalin and an indem nity. “Net one kopeck,” is the Russian reply to the demand for an indemnity, under whatever name. Mr. Witte said briefly to-day: ‘‘Tho situation is unchanged. Russia will not pay a cent.” Baron Ivomiira is silent, but his atti tude is well known aud the chance of Japan yielding on any vital point ip hardly considered at all. One report was current to-day that the Czar in his de spatches yesterday to his envoy included an appeal to St. Petersburg by Gen. Liu ievitcb that no peace be made until the army had had another chance. What is known here of the attitude i* St. Petersburg gives a little hepe, aal that a vague one, that after all the Rus sian Government is working a huge bluff, and when the moment of the last break comes a»d, it sees no chance of Japan yielding will suddenly break down an# consent to an indemnity. In that cas* ** the whole discussion would be reopened and the conference would continue fa* many weeks. So the recess passes with *o thing* ; in the gloomy outlook. The great eT«!*| of the three days—indeed of the whol* conference—-was President Roosevelt'! conciliatory effort. All kinds of stories have gone out from here as to what thi President proposed to Baron Rosen dur ing the conference at ©yster Bay •« Saturday, but one by one they are being disproved. The truth as it is known now from Mjr Witte's own lips is that the President merely heard Rosen’s report of the pr« eeedings and Then in a friendly way <3fa cussed the unfortunate differences nu4 tendered his good offices. In tandarini his good offices he 'fid not propose that he be allowed to act as a mediator <* that the dispute be settled by arbitration Tile President sent no formal continual cation of any kind to Mr. Witte. Baron Rosen on Ins return here report ed what bad occurred, and no propositi*! of any kind on the President's part wat forwarded by the envoys to St. Peter* burg. It is pointed out that any eon# ; muuication from the head of the Ameri can Government to the Russians won it be made not through the Russian peao envoys here, but through Mr. Mevel our own representative at, St. Peter! burg. It was understood this morninp tilt* the next session might be a very shor one. This did not indicate that then tvas any hope of a possible outcome n suiting from delay. It was thought fa onb thing that the chancellors of the tw missions might not have the protocol ready for signature. Besides, the «r voys have been anxious not to displaj any unseemly haste, out of deference * the high personage who is lespousihl for the conference.