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, WEATHER 1NDIOATION8. 1 4 NEW YORK, Oct. IS. 1805.—Fore- • a R , fast for the thirty-six hours ond.n.' S 1 J I >m SN 1’. M. Thursday:—Cloudy and warm t ’ w to-day; lair to-morrow; treat aeoth Wf®, winds. m VOL.XVI.-h.'0;al!i().r^- JERSEY CITY. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 1ST~T9()5~_ = PRICE O^ CgXTT EIGHTH’S RALLY ROUSES JE HILL Democrats Gave Egbert Sey mour an.. Ovation Last Night at Their Grand Street Headquarters* HAMILi ON EQUAL TAXATION ACTION OF THE TWO PARTIES ON THE QUESTION IN THE LEGISLATURE ABLY CON TRASTED—OTHER FINE SPEECHES. The Eighth Ward Democrats held an enthusiastic rally at their headquarters No. 7SI6 Grand street last night. Egbert Seymour, the Democratic Shrievalty can didate. who since he even started out for the nomination at the primaries has been making a whirlwind canvass, was one of the principal speakers. He was given a most cordial ovation. Old cam paigners are wondering how he man ages to travel throughout the county, at tending half a dozen meetings from Bay onne to Guttenberg and yet show up night after night as bright as a gold double eagle just coined. That lie is constantly winning new friends is appa rent at every meeting. Though he has a brilliant political record, he talks lit tle aWout.Himself and speaks in a man ner that wins for the support of the entire Democratic ticket. His speech last night aroused the audience to the highest pitch of enthusiasm. He left to attend the banner raising of the Elev enth Ward Democratic Club and several other 'politeal gatherings, at each of which he made a speech. Mr. Henry, the Democratic Mayoralty candidate, was speaking at other meet ings and was unable to be present be fore the meeting adjourned, but the au dienee listened to inspiring addresses by the eloquent Assemblyman Janies ■•-A. Hamili, Counsellor Eugene V. Leake, County Counsel John Griffin, aud Will iam C. Farmer, president of the John J. Heavey Association, who je canvassing heartily for Mr. Seymour’s election and the other Democratic candidates. Daniel P. Byrnes presided' over the meeting. He also made a short but telling address. Assemblyman Hamms address |cas listened to with especial interest, as' he gave out some inside information as to the efforts to pass an equal taxation bill at the last session of the Legislature. He said that Mayor Fagan and Corpo ration Counsel Record could get no Re publican member of the Legislature to introduce such a bill and that they found no trouble in securing Democratic As semblymen to do so, because they could not consistently refuse, the bill as drawn having embodied all that was set forth in the Demorcatic platform on the sub ject. He clinched1 'his argument by ask ing why, if Mayor Fagan and Mr. Res- j ord were absolutely sincere in their fight ' for equal taxation, they voted for Ed ward Stokes, a foe to the measure, for Governor, and why it was Mr. Record, who nominated Stokes for Governor. Mr. Ha,mill drew a b’riiliant contrast between tine attitudes of the two parties t • in the Legislature on die question. He declared that the Republicans refused to follow the Democrat* in order to bring about Equal Taxation, but that the Dem ocrats did not hesitate for a moment to follow even Republican* to bring about the desired end, but that the Republi cans, who were greatly in the majority refused to lead. He closed a splendid address by paying handsome compli ments to every man on the Democratic ticket. His tribute to Mr. Henry’s ex ecutive business ability was one of the features of his splendid address. County Counsel John W. Griffin also made a telling address in which lie told' something that surprised many in the au dience who had not been keeping track of the county's history. He did not un dertake to defend any corporation, much lees the Public Service Corporation, but alluding to the fact that Mayor Fagan’s managers were running his campaign on the cry that the railroads and the Pub lic Service Corporation had been system atically robbing the people, the fact that the Public Service Corporation had con tributed $350,CC0 in support of the coun ty government should not be lost sight of. He explained this by reciting the share the Public Service Corporation had borne in carrying out costly and much needed county improvements and gave the actual figures of the cost in each in stance. Jersey City -got its share, he said. —-♦——* ( \ i . \ ' Dyspepsia *s difficult digestion, due to the ib3ence of natural digestive fluids. Hood’s Sarsaparilla restores the ..digestive’ powers. h > SUSPECT * RING OF CONTRACTORS Street & Water Board Begins Speculating on Receipt of Bids for the Fairmount Avenue Sewer. GARBAGE QUESTION AGAIN THE JERSEY CITY WOMAN’S CLUB WANTS IT REMOVED THREE TIMES A WEEK AND ITS REQUEST WILL BE CONSID ERED. The Street and Water Board yester day awarded to J. H. & R. Shannon the contract for the completion of the Fair mount avenue sewer through Boland street. There were two ether bidders, J. H. & R. Shannon’s bid was 103 per cent, of the standard cost of material and labor. The Phillip O’Reilly Com pany bid 125 per cent, of the standard cost and Charles Ormsby bid 110 per cent, of standard cast. The difference in the bids was such aa to open the eyes of the Commissioners and the question was mooted as to whether there is a ring of contractors who bid on publv* works tvitli an understanding as to the figures their competitors are bidding. The contract was awarded J. H. & It. Shannon, the lowest bidders. The Board transacted considerable routine business of interest. It was decided to iuiprove Oxford avenue, but a suggestion was made by Wisconsin Jackson «nd others that the' | name of the thoroughfare be changed from Oxford avenue to Clinton avenue. It is probable.that this may be done. A private sewer in Woodland avenue, running from Ocean avenue to Van Cieef avenue, was accepted by the city. The final award of contract for the construction of a sewer in the Hudson Boulevard, from Sanford place to Za briskie street, after a hearing at which no objections were offered, was awarded to Bernard Gannon. lit was decided to ask the Finance Board to appropriate $125 to cover the shortage in the public account and $102. 85 to meet the deficiency in the cost of The c^pient coping around the basin of the fountain erected by the Open Hand Society in River View Park. Two bids were received for mason ma terials. W'aslrbttrn Brothers bid 115. J. R. Hill Cb. bid 110. The Commissioners thought the bids high and laid the mat ter over instead of awarding the contract * * to the lowest bidder. The Jersey City Womna’s Club asked that garbage be removed three times a week instead of two times a week. The request was referred to the proper com mittee. as was also a request of the Sev enth W'ard Improvement Association for the Board to compel the Public Service Corporation to repave betwen its tracks and repaid crosswalks on its West Side avenue extension line. BUILDING IN SEPTEMBER In the absence of President Brock, of the Board of Aldermen, Alderman Weir presided at last night's meeting. The Board granted two applications for li censes to auctioneers, five to junk deal ers and one to an organ grinder. The report of Building Inspector Gaul showed that permits issued for the erec tion, extension and alteration of build ings during the month of September amounted in value as to improvements, as follows:— Frst Ward. $4,960; Second Ward, $900; Third Ward, $900; Fourth Ward, $400; Fifth Ward. $6,275; Sixth Ward, $2,760; Seventh Ward, $34,200; Eighth Ward, $100,000; Ninth Ward, $63,350; Tenth Ward, $30,950; Eleventh Ward, $20,867; Twelfth Ward, $37,550. To tal, $299,412. --4 DRIVER HURTJN COLLISION William Wilson, twenty-two years old, of No. 196 Mercer street, employed by Louis Fischer, of No. 109 Newark ave nue, while in charge of a horse and wagon at oClee and Sixth streets, last night, was struck by a truck and knock ed from bis seat to the roadway. He was seriously injured and was taken home by friends. hTe driver in charge of the truck drove rapidly away. BURNED AT A BONFIRE. Six-year-old Joseph Brown, of No. 156 St. Paul's avenue, while playing around a bon-fire yesterday, was badly burned about the back and arms. He was taken home by his mother. COLBY MEN LEAVE THE WET Two Assenbly Candidates Resign Giving Their Rea sons for Not Wishing to Run. L£E PLEADS BUSINESS FEDRIOK SAYS HIS FATHER IS A P. R. R. EMPLOYE AND MIGHT PROVE AN EMBARRASS MENT—LIST OF SUBSTITUTES TO BE HAD. John R. Lee and Albert C. Pedrick resigned as Assembly candidates on the Colby ticket ip Niewark. Gustayus F. Sommer* has been named to succeed Mr. Pedrick, while the man to fill .Mr. Lee’s place has not yet been de cided on. but it is said that Alderman Thomas J. McLaughlin, of the Seventh Ward, has a good chance of being chosen if he will stand. In letters to William P. Martin, chair man of the Colby committee to whose forces both Mr. Pedrick and Mr. Lee be longed, they gave their reasons for resigning. Mr. Pedrick quits because his father is connected; with the Pennsylvania Rail road and while that, he says, would not bias him, he does not care to embarrass the committee. Mr. Lee quits because he thinks be would' not be able to afford either the time or expense that would be put on him if elected. The letter of Mr. Pedrick, dated yesterday, is as fol lows:— “Dear Sir—I hereby tender my resig nation as a candidate for the General Assembly. I take this action only after careful consideration, in view of the fact that my father, with whom I reside, is in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and while I know that this fact would not in the ieast bias my judg ment In legislative matters, at the same time I would not for a moment cause the committee any embarrassment on this account. “It is unnecessary for me to assure you that my interest in the success of the whole Republican ticket remain* un abated, and that I shall be glad to do whatever lies 'in my power to insure the election on November 7 of every candi date on said ticket. Yours sincerely, “ALBERT C. PEDRICK.” The letter of Mr. 1/ee is as follows: “Dear Sir—I find that the election as a member of the General Assembly means to nre much more work than I had anticipated. It wwl take three or four days a week for eight or ten weeks dur ing the session, and occasionally more time before the opening of the session. “As I am a poor man I must attend closely to the duties of any clerical posi tion I may hold, hence, I regret to state, that I have reCntantly reached the con clusion that I must withdraw from the ticket. Yours truly, •‘JOHN B, LEE.” The two reslgwatloas moke three in all on the Assembly ticket since the con vention on September 13. The other man who resigned was John H. Kuorr, who was named from the Twelfth ward of this city. Both yesterday’s resignations have been under consideration- for several days and extreme care was taken by Chairman William P. Martmand the other members of the committee who were told of the matter, as well -as the former candidates themselves, net to let any information of the matter leak out. The vacancies caused l_w the resigna tions were considered by the committee on vacancies yesterday afternoon. Gustaves F. Sommer, of 730 Clinton avenue, was selected to take Mr. Ped rick’s place. For -Mr. Lee’s place the candidates include Edward Hagar. Fred erick Neuhaus, Edward Ivuebler and Frederick W. Trumpore, of the Sixth Ward, and Alderman Thomas J. Mc Lauglin and Dr. Philip H. Edwards, of tlie Seventh Ward. Mr. McLaughlin bus not entered the race of his own accord, but has been put forward as a, candidate by Chairman Martin. While the reason given in the letters of resignation are looked on a« sufficient of themselves to support the withdrawals, it is known that the Democrats have been hunting up the records of the Republi can candidotes and Were talking about springing surprises. Particular attention WSsTpaid by the Democrats to Mr. Lee and Mr. Pedrick. Samuel J. MacDonald, a candidate for Assembly on the Democratic ticket, made a search of the tax books of the candi dates on the ticket from this city and reported that Mr. Lee had not paid sur taxes, real or personal, since he came tc this city, about five or, Six years ago, The Democratic orators were preparin; to make the statement on the stump ana in printed circulars. In the case of Mr. Pedrick, they were preparing to make (t/chaTge, of jueonsist eney against.the .Coiljy neople in talking against corporatl6hs/a j yet naming as a candidate, a man whose father'was em ployed by a railroad. MERELY MENTIONED — Julian A. Gregory, the Democratic candidate for State Senator in Essex County, is making tilings mighty (inter esting for Everett Colby, Two weeks ago it looked as if Colby would bays no serious opposition. Since Mr, (Greg ory started in on his canvass the young man who with Mayor Fagan and George L. Record have in mind the formation of a new party, realizes that lie bys a tight on his hands. It is doubtful if he will have another chance during the cam paign to come over here and help out his friends. Fagan and Record. Ho will be too busy looking after his own candidacy. The Democrats are puttSng up the strongest kind of a tight and many in* dependent Republicans who liaye had their eyes opened. since* the campaign started are supporting Mr. Gregory. Colby’s legislative record is being made use of by bis opponent and1 according to candidate Gregory is shows that during the three years that Mr. Colby wus in the Legislature he was absolutely sub servient to corporation representatives that stalked through those legislative halls. * It has teen shown that like Ftigan and Record, Colby is insincere !u his fight for equal taxation and that his pur pose is to down one Republican machine to build up another . Two years agp Cob by as an Assemblyman voted' and- worked against equal taxation . Xow he is for it because it is popular with the people, l _ i | Mayor Fagan has destroyed discipline ! in the Police Department. Xow he is trying to convert the Board of Health into a political machine. , Only persona who are known to be friendly with the administration have a chance to furnish any of the supplies that are needed. Af ter awhile medical attendance will be de nied persons win- do not approve the Mayor and his methods. “Keep up the fight for equal taxa tion,” says Mayor Fagan. That’s what the Mayor is doing. He does not want the fight ended. If he did’ he would h^ve supported Charles C. Black. Had Mr. Biack been elected Mayor Fagan would have had to take up some other ispue with which to fool the people. Equal taxation would be a reality now.* Mayor Fagan wants the fight kept up. The Democrats want it ended. John C. Kaiser's friends are jubilant over the action of the Republican County Executive Committee in distributing $8,000 among the several municipalities outside of Jersey City. They know that the Shrievalty candidate can expect neither support or money from the Fa gan campaign managers and whatever loyal support is given his candidacy mpst ccrne from Republicans who are not iu accord the with Mayor Fagan proposit ion to make George L. Record the Re publican boss. In the last Presidential election it was charged that Wall street was back of Judge Parker, the Democratic nominee for President, and that the corporations , were filling up the Democratic dough bags. The insurance investigation in Xew York has opened the eyes of the people. They now know who got the money the corporations put up. It went into the 'hands of the Republican Xa tional Committee. The Republicans set up the cry of “Wolf!” to direct suspic ion from themselves. That is what Fa gan's managers are doing ip this cam paign. If the corporations are interest ed iu the Mayoralty contest they would rather deal with a candidate who is a politician and who is engaged in t'lle task of building up a political machine, than the candidate who is a business man and who has no ambition to con trol his party. _ Mayor Fagan has just discovered 'that the local Republican party is impure aHjd unworthy of the confidence of the peo ple. To him it is “a party of deceit.” It will occur to the honorable and intefU gen't citizen that Mayor Fagan’s duty under such conditions is to send to the Committee on Vacancies of the Republi can convention his deolinatjon as a cand - didate. His failure to do so proves his insincerity. ■ ■ * ' i \ rELL DOWN STAIRS. *... , Murensrio Ullrich, forty-'ftve, of Xo. Slip First street, fell down the basement steps of. his home last night and frac tured his left thigh. He was taken ti> ttw City Hospital. PENNSrS HEAVY SUPPLYORDER Eailroad Will Spend $26, 000,000 for Locomotives and Freight Cars. CONTRACT BREAKS RECORD IT IS THE LARGEST EVER MADE IX THE HISTORY OF THE RAIL ROAD — FIRMS TO DO THE WORK. *. ■ PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 18, 1905.— The Pennsylvania Railroad Company is •about to place the largest single equip ment older in its history. It consists of 500 locomotives and- 15,000 freight cars. Plans have been made with the Baldwin Locomotive works for the building of I 250 locomotives, and 250 more are to be 'built at 'the company's shops at Juniata. Bids for the construction of the freight cars have been invited and the order will be placed within a few weeks. It came as a great surprise although it has berm known that despite all recent ad ditions to equipment, the road is still short of motive power and cars. Within the last nine months the com pany has placed orders for 10,300 freight cars and has received the major part of an order for 525 locomotives placed last year With the Baldwins. The value erf the combined order is placed at' $21,250,000. Of this amount $15,000,000 will be expended on oars. The contract to be given the Baldwins is estimated- at $3,125,000. It is prob able that the motive power order will be increased before the first part of the older has been received. When the new older is placed- the Pennsylvania system will have under way 31.300 new cars and a total outlay of $26,000,000 will he in volved. Traffic officers of the road say that every day an increase in freight is no ticeable. Calls for more cars are heard constantly. Orders have been issued to the transportation department to hasten the loading and unloading of cars on the road, but even unusual efforts have fail ed to supply the demand. Orders have been sent to all connecting lines to re turn immediately all cars belonging to the Pennsylvania, and still the demand exceeds the supply. It is estimated by the transportation officers that if the company had enough ears to meet the demand now more than -the cost of the cars would be earned within a short time. The car order will probably be placed With the Pressed Steel Car Company, the Standard Steel Car Company, the Ameri can- Car and Foundry Company, the Cambria Steel Company and the Middle town Oar Works. Financial arrangements for the order haro not been made, but it is predicted that the drectors will order a part of the expense taker, from the system’s earn ings. while the remainder will be taken out of the proceeds of the recent bond issue of $109,000,000. TIGERS’ HOPE (Special to "The Jersey City News.”) PRINCETON, Oct. 18, 1905.—That the Princeton coaches are going to de pend mainly on line plunges, tackle-back formations and mass plays in general, is becoming more evident ever)' day. End runs are rarely tried, and as yet no trick plays of any kind have been practised. The quarterback kick has been used fre quently for good gains, but the ends are not always sure on the catch, and it will require much practice to perfect this particular play. The best ground: gaining plays to date have been with Cofmey at the head of a tackie-back formation, and McCormick carrying the ball through centre or right guard. He is steady on his feet, fast and very aggressive, hurdling fearlessly when an opening is not made. Bard is also a good ground gainer on mass plays, and his punting is steadily improving. The practise yesterday consisted main ly of a long signal drill. All the varsity ‘backs were run through the formations several times, special attention being given to the formation of the interfer ence. John De Witt was out in football togs for ’the first time this year, instruct ing the punters and the drop kickers. One long half was played agaiiist the scrub, in which the varsity scored three times. The improvement of Hamiil's work at halfback was noticeable, and he is sure to prove at least a good sub stitute. ■Connor’s work on the scrub was very creditable, and he made several diffi cult tackles. Captain Cooney seemed to show the benefit derived from his four days' rest, and his play was full of snap. 'Hal'd practise will be the rule all this week in preparation for a fast game against Lafayette on Saturday. PRESIDENT GOES INTO DIXIE LAND His Tour Will Carry Him as Far as Yellow Fever Stricken New Orleans. IT WILL LAST THIRTEEN DAYS RETURN TRIP WILL BE MADE IN THE BATTLESHIP WEST VIR GINIA WHICH HE WILL BOARD IN LOUISIANA. WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 1905.—The President left Washington for his tour of the Southern States at 8.30 o'clock this morning. A special train on the Southern Railway carried the party, which included Mrs. Roosevelt. Secretary Loeb, Surgeon-General Rixey of the Na vy; John A. Mel'lhenny and John C. Green way; friends of Mr. Roosevelt; representatives of the three press asso ciations, Stenographers Latta and Mc Grow, of the White House staff, and Col. L. S. Brown, of the Southern Rail way, who is in charge of the trip. The President will be absent from Washington thirteen days. He will pass through Virginia, North Carolina. Geor1 gia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Ar kansas and Louisiana, several of which States he has not visited since his ac cession to the Presidency. From New Orleans he will return to Washington by sea. This plan was decided on to avoid any complications over interstate quar antines oh the way back from the yellow; fever zone. The battleship West Virgin ia will take the President aboard at New Orleans on the evening of October 20, and will arrive at Washington early on 'the morning of October 31. Another unusual plan has been adopted on account of the presence of yellow fever in a part of the section to be visited by the President. At Memphis most of the members of the party will turn back, coming in the special train to Washing ton. while Mr Roosevelt will continue his journey to New Orleans accompanied only by SurgeonJGeneral Rixey and Sec retary Loeb. The principal places to be visited by the President are Richmond, Va.; Ral eigh, Durham, Greensboro, High Point. Salisbury and Charlotte, N, C.; Roswell and Atlanta, Ga.; Montgomery, Mobile, Chehawa, Tuskegee and Birmingham, Ala.; Little Rock. Ark.; Memphis, Tenn., and New Orleans, La. Mrs. Roosevelt will go only as far as Roswell, Ga. FEAR TRANCHISE Commission Appointed by Governor Stokes Has Re ceived Orders to Halt Un til After Election. (Speel&f to "The Jersey City/News.”) TRENTON, Oct. 1, 1905.—One of the announcements of Governor’s Day at the State House yesterday was that the franchise commission appointed by Gov ernor Stokes should rest on its oars and held no public meetings until after elec tion. While no reason was assigned for this decision it is plain that the sweep of the cause of limited franchises through the State is worrying the G. O. P. lend ers ,and they desire to fasten the lid down as much as possible and hush the whole thing up until the votes are count ed November 7. The commission was appointed under authority of the last Legislature to in vestigate the whole subject of the grant of franchises by muncipalities to public utility companies, also the question of assessing the franchise values of corpora tions using the public streets for trolley, gas. telephone, telegraph or water pur poses, and taxing them at local rates. The act provitling/for the commission was a Republican back-down compromise measure to block the demand of Assem blyman Colby, now leading the limited franchise fight in Essex County, for the passage of a law limiting franchises in this sfate.to 25 years. f Since its organization some weeks ago the commission has been busy, so a mem ber stated yesterday, gathering data and information as to the manner is which the granting of franchises and the.taxing of them is carried on in Other states of the union which have fatten up the matter; also the results obtained by such methods. The day the commission organized it was expressly announced that one of its purposes was to hold public A,eet>uS* and hear people in various stetiotfcs, of the state on the question. YtV.erday this Whole, matter was put off until after the election. The commission is composed of former Governor Foster M. Vooihees, former Governor Franklin Murphy, .Toiiu C. Payne, secretary of the state riparian board; Eekard P. Budd, of the state board of assessors, and Frank T. Lloyd, of Camden. NEW TUNNELS ARE IN ALLIANCE Trolley Company Formed to Rival the Public Service Unites the Belmont and Forth Jersey Interests / BIG MEN INVOLVED PRINCIPAL OFFICE WILL BE HERE AND ROUTES ARE PRO JECTED ALL THROUGH HUD SON — McCarter declares HIMSELF UNDISTURBED. Thomas N. McCarter, president of the Public Service Corporation, when seen at his Newark office, stated today that he was neither interested' in nor worried bj the incorporation in Jersey City this week of the Hudson Street Railway Com pany, a corporation with $3,COO,GW capi tal, formed for the supposed' purpose of competing with Public Service lines. Mr. McCarter declared that he knew ab solutely nothing about the aims and' ob jects of the new concern, and did not care what they were. “I know no more afcout the matter Chart does the general public.” said Mr. McCarter. “It does not worry us, and we are not interested in what other peo ple do.” The formation of the new traction com pany has caused much sepculatioa among ‘local financial men as to the extent of the scope of the new corporation, wheth er it will confine its operations ,to Hud son County, or will eventually extend inito Essex and other districts. The in terests involved, too, were subject to va rying surmises. William G. MeAdoo, president of the syndicate which has bored two tunnels under the Hudson river, is known to be allied with August Belmont, who in turn is the representa tive in this country of the Rothschilds, On the other hand, David Young, another incorporator, formerly vice-president and general manager of the North Jersey Street Railway Company, is consulting engineer of Brown Brothers, bankers, ■Who control the traction lines in Pitts burg, St. Louis aud San Francisco, so that there is an element of uncertainty as to which financial group controls the new concern. Mr. Y’ouug, the only Newark man whose name appears among the incorpo rators of the new company, went to Pittsburg yesterday to be gone two weeks. His associates are Pliny Fisk. Wilbur C. Fisk. Walter G. Oakrnan, Mr. MeAdoo and Andrew Freedman. Mr. MeAdoo has been elected president; Mr. Freedman, vice-president; Kenyon B. Conger, secretary, and William C. Kin- j ney. treasurer. The board of directors is composed of the above and William. M. Barnum. The principal office will be at No. G5 Montgomery street, Jersey City, and in an official statement it is announced that routes have been pro jected in Bayonne. Jersey City. Hobo ken, We;It Hoboken and Union Hill. The company promises a five-cent trans fer system throughout u territory run ning fifty miles north, west aud south of the tunnel terminals. SPECIAL RATES TO THE WEST Beginning September loth and contin uing until October 30th the MISSOURI-, PACIFIC RAILWAY and THE IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE will make special low rates from all points in the East to Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and the Pacific Coast. To accommodate the increased travel incident to these low rates a daily Pullman tourist sleeping car service will be established to run through without change. Stopovers will be permitted at various points en route. This affords an exceptional opportunity to go West by a most attractive route at a small outlay. For rates and descrip tive pamphlets address. Wm. E. Hoyt. General Eastern Passenger Agent, 335 Broadway, New York. CLARK’S ODD MISHAP. ■Matthew Clark, twenty-five years eld. I of No. 132 Montgomery street, employed as a porter on the Pennsylvania Rail road. met with a peculiar accident at ] 11.45 oclock this mornng. He had just j emerged from the Pennsylvania ferry shed, at the foot of Exchange Place, when a piece of steam pipe leading from the shanty leading from the shanty use! as an engine room by the Hudson Tun nel Company, fell on his head, knocking him down and smashing the new Derby hat he wore. He picked himself and his battered Derby hat up, however, and went home unassisted. « PRESBYTERIANS OPPOSE CANTEEN - .. . <t Synod of New Jersey is Ses sion at Cape May Wants the Present Restriction Preserved in the Army. THE COMMITTEES NAMED KIEV. HUGH B. MAC CAULEY RE PORTS FOR THE HOME MIS SION'S—APPEAL FOR A 85.000k 000 FUND BY THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY. (Special to “The Jersey City News.**) CAPE MAY, Oct. IS, 1905.—Having elected the Rev. Dr. George Swain, ef Allentown, moderator to succeed the Rev. James De Hart Bruen. of Belvi* dere, the 130 Presbyterian ministers and laymer. attending the eighty-third annu al meeting of the Synod of New Jersey, reassembled in the First PTesbyteriaii | Church shortly after 9 o’clock yesterday, • the new moderator presiding. The pretty little stone edifice at De--i catur and Hughes streets, this city. was! as cosily filled as at the first session! | As on that occasion many women were present, not a few of the delegates he- > ing accompanied! by their wives. The i first order of business was the appoint ment of standing committees who serve V only during the session. Much interest was manifested in the personnel of these and it was satisfied only when the Rev. Dr. Swain announced the committees’ make-up as follows:— Finance committee, the Revs. Joseph Hunter and Adoios Allen, Eiders Arnold F. Stout and Ruberty Kennedy. . . Narrative for 16-045. the Revs. John F. Patterson and Frederick W. Stovkwe.l. Elder Clarence C. Robinson. Minutes of general assembly, the Rev , Herbert R. Rimdall and Henry R. Hal., Elder William H. Brooks. ■ Bills and overtures, the Revs. James DeHart Bruen, Alexander Young. Whi iam G. Finney and Hugh B. MacCauicy, Elders Horace R. Ford. Jacob Wilson and William T. Smock. Judicial bn*i;>ps-. '80 R»r«. -T b Paterson, Alfred P. Botsford, Samuel M. Studd'.lord and E. B. t_oUo. r.-• Thomas B. Lindsay, Peter R. Bergen and Swain IV. Reeves. Synodical home mission accounts, 1930, the Rev. Joseph L. Ewiug and Eider Nathauial Tooker. Revision of permanent committees, the Rev. C. Rudolph Kucbier and Elder Franklin Dye. Following the reports of the stated clerk, the Rev. Dr. Writer A. Sw». of Trenton: the treasurer of synod, the Rev. Eben B. Cobb, of Eiiza'Jeth, auu ue synodical trustees, the Rev. Dr. John Fox. of East Orange, one of 'the secre taries of the American Bible Society, ad dressed the synod. Dr. Fox called atten tion of the need of the Bible Society for greater pecuniary support, and an nounced that there was m course of prep aration an appeal for $5,000,000. The Rev. Clarence W. Rouse next pre sented' the narrative of the session of 1905, and the resignation of Dr. Alfred P. Dash ill, of Lakewood, as a member of the board of trustees, was accepted. The Rev. Hugh B. MacOauley of Tren ton. presented a report for the special committee on the laws- of trustees. The report of the treasurer of the synodical home missions fund was a tabulated schedule setting forth the detailed con tributions and the disbursements of the fund, Hhere are the contributions by presbyteries: Elizabeth, $2,973.98: Jersey City. $2. 102.78: Monmouth. $1,723.29: Morris -and Orange, $4,208.17: Newark, $2,044, 32: New Brunswick. $2,857.28: Newton, $1,033.23: West Jersey, $2,222:28; Cor ciso, $300. The disbursements to ministers anc missionaries weie shown to have been as follows: In presbytery of Elizabeth. $1,773.50: in presbytery of Jersey City, $2,505; Monmouth. $3,525.50: New Brunswick, $1,733.78; Newton $002.50; West Jer» sey, $3,902.44. For administration ex penses. $207.85. Total. $18,370.49. One of the m'ost important reports was that of the permanent committee oi synodical home missions, of whkh tin Rev. Samuel MeLanahan. of Lawrence vide. is < liairnnui. Mr. McLauahan’s report showed that in the aggregate there had been handled during the year $21,018.19 in availablt funds, the receipts being $668.20 in ex cess of those of the previous year. In the report of the permanent .com mittee on temperance made by the Rev William V. Landerbaugh. of Salem. th< chairman, resolutions were offered foi adoption indorsing the plan of the gen era! assemble’* temnernnee committee tc put more paid workers in the field and urge the ministers to give their l-t-spuc-; five congregations opportunities to rnidV special contributions in support of ti’.i; ... „v -r*|,,. ..., f v ,1. plan of writing to all the churches an£ u.--i.penance o.gduifations oi toe Stati urging a movement to secure bettei temperance legislation, including a wist general option law. A fourth proviso of the resolution: touched on the need of educational insti tutions enforcing rules against the use oi infoxicams by students, and a fifth pro visa took up the question of the arm? canteen. It urged the synod to maiptaii Its attitude against the repeal of existing statutory prohibition of liquor sales ii military" camps, and that the synod peti tion Congress to extend the same prohibi tion to yards and vessels under the Sgvj. Department’s control. A final section ap pealed to all ministers to increase thel; efforts to promote the practice of total abstinence. The resolution* were uuani mously adopted.