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‘ ' tOL.XXVH—NO7"5084. ~ - ^M^EY~c!fyTWEDNESbAY ISFlir 1906. PRICE ONE CENT HELLER PROVIDES FUNERAL^ FEAST Grand Army Veteran In structs Eis Widow to Eury Him to the Music of a Brass Baud GOOD CHEER FOR THE BOYS Deceased believed in miti gated WOE AND DIED UP TO HIS PRINCIPLES. When Charles Heller, an old Grand Jinny veteran, and a member of the George H. Thomas Post, i«y dying at his home, No. at) Cambridge avenue, last Saturday, he called his * .W to liis bed side and instructed her to hire a brass band for his funeral out of the £100 Which the Post allows the widow of each member on his death, and to use the bal ance of it in securing refreshments for the “boys” after they had laid him away. He had always maintained in life that While funerals should be conducted in a decent and sober manner that there Should be enough cheer to somewhat les sen the sadness of the parting. The deceased was* one of the one hun dred charter members of the George H. 3?hoaias Post, only forty-live of whom Bow survive. He was sixty-one years old and was a successful builder. His instructions to bis wife concerning the £100 were carried out to the- letter. Tue forty-five grizzled veterans of the Post gathered to a man to do honor to his memory, ihey were old comrades who Lad fought shoulder to shoulder and had teen the deceased distinguish himself by bravery exhibited on the battlefield of Gettysburg. When the band struck up an old-time war air every oae of them fell into line with military precision and as a guard of honor started on a mite march to the Jersey City Cemetery at the top of the Newark avenue hill. Every man of them ts-ied to keep back tears in deference tc the wishes of his dead com rade expressed before his death, but the eyes of every one of them were moist. "The baud played while the clods of earth fell on the coffin and then the “boys” faced about and marched back to Her der's Hall, at Cambridge avenue and Hatton street. After paying for the band there was enough left out of the $100 for a splendid luncheon. At the table was a vacant chair draped in mourning col ors. Carrying out the wishes of their departed comrade the old veterans, how ever, drank to Heller, as the drinks were “on him.” The band played lively airs. r.nd one of the “boys” whose voice had charmed his other comrades in camp-fire days, but is now cracked and husky, sang:— “ ’Twig a jolly old builder long ago, Tall and slender and sallow and dry. His form was bent and his gait was slow, And his hair was white as the riven snow. But a wonderful twinkle shone in his eye, And he sang every night when he went to bed: ‘Let us be happy down here below, The living must live ’tho the dead be dead,’ Sang the jolly old builder, long ago.” The veterans bowed their heads in si lence for fully a minute after the singer was through. Then another struck up ithe song, “For He Was a Jolly Good bellow,” and every one of the old vets joined in heartily. ^ --4 SULTAN’SJDAUGHTER ILL CONSTANTINOPLE, May 23, 1906. —-TiW'ouUairs daughter Ayisheh is suf Cring from a serious attack of appndicitis. Prof. B erg max n. a specialist, summoned from Beriia to attend the Sultana, has arrived. The Sultana Ayisheh is nine teen years old. -* NANCE O’NEIL BANKRUPT BOSTON, May 23, 190G.—Miss Nance O’Neill, the actress, took the poor debt; ors oath at the Pemberton Square Court here. She lost heavily in the San Fran cisco fire, nearly everything she owned in scenery, costumes and stage effects being destroyed. Her step was una voidable, she say*. DISPUTE OVER SCHIFF LONDON, May 28. 1900.—The corre spondent at Tokio of the Daily Telegraph states that consequent on a petty dispute over the reception of Jacob Sehiff. the 'Am«ricft'fi banker, the Japanese Govern ment ha» issued ft regulation forbidding itihe Cor«tc Imperial household to enter tain forqyp -gueets without first consult CLUBBED TO DEATH Leo Petersoa, Ten Years Old of Odgen Avenue, Fails Victim to Amateur Police men PLAYED COPS AND THIEVES DEAD BOY FIGURED IN THE FORMER OAPACITY AND ROC OA RICOO AND JOHN LONG NEDER TOO ZEALOUSLY IN THE LATTER. As 3 result of playing a game of “cops and thieves,” a game much indulged in by the boys of this city, Leo Peterson, ten year sold, of No. 429 Ogden avenue, is lying dead at his home, having been clubbed to death—literally speaking—by two of his little comrades who had been chosen as “cops.” The two “cops” Hoeea Ricco, eleven years old, of Ogden avenue, and John Longneder, eleven years old, were arraigned in the Second Criminal Police Court before Police Justice aiMcniug this morn ing on charges of manslaughter and were held for the Juvenile Court this afternoon. Peterson was one of the “thieves.” The “cops" caught him along with another boy “thief.” In accordance with the rules of the game, the two “thieves” offered resistance and the “cops” banged each over the head with sticks used as clubs. The other boy got a big whack over the head, hut young Peterson got the worst of it. The game occurred in Ogden avenue Sunday Bight. When young Peterson got home he com plained to his mother of feeling ill and fell in a faint on the floor. Dr. U. Allen was called in and after examining the bruises on the hoy’s head announced that he was in a critical condition. Every ef fort was made to save him, but he died at 1.30 o’clock this A. M. The game of “cops” a ad thieves” is a very popular one among the boys of this city and while it is a rough and tumble one, no serious accidents resulting from it had ever before been recorded. The* procedure of the game is as foHows:— Any number of 'boys get together and one is selected to close 'his eyes and throw his hat at the rest, lined up in front of him. If he calls out “This is for a cop,’ ” the boy hit with the hat lines up on the “cop” side and vice versa. The “thieves” are given half a block start on the “cops.” The chasing then begins. The “thievea” often hide in any old place, yards and areaways. When caught they are supposed to offer resistance and this is where the fun comes in. If one is clubbed into submis sion he is taken to the nearest “lock-up,” usually an*open cellar or coal and wood bin and imprisoned. Strange to say the boys prefer to line up on the “thieves” side, anticipating that they will have the best of the fun. ' SUPMARmE IELLS NEW YORK. May 23, 1906,An inter esting experiment with submarine warn ing belis is shortly to be made from five lightships off the coasts of Massa chusetts, New York and New Jersey. The bells have been attached to the Bos ton lightship and those at Pollock Rip shoals, fire Island and Sandy Hook, and will be put into operation on June 1 at noon. They will be rung continuously, day and night until moon on August 1. The lighthouse inspectors ask captains of ships, whether fitted with apparatus for hearing submarine signals or not, to note carefully when approaching these lightships the distance and direction in wlieh the signals are first heard, and also to notice the direction and force of 'the wind atacl ccEdithea of the sea and to col lect any other data that may assist the inspectors in ielerarijclng tie value cf the signal as am si4 to uavigetio*. The inspector* hare printed * number of post card*, wait* wtt! n*t roqaire postage for mailing, containing a *tnrt«* of questions with space® for answere, •and will furnish-them on application «t their offices at Boston or TojapkiasTiite, S. I. __ CURE FOR LEPROSY NEW ORLEANS, May 23, 1903.—In a report submitted to Gov. Blanchard by the Board of Control of the Louisiana L»per Home, announcement is made that a definite cure has been obtained in three cases of leprosy. In some instances'the disease has been carried to non-infectcd point a by patients who escaped from the home. -4 THROUGH PUL1MAK SERVICE New York to Memphis, via Atlanta and Birmingham, -and New York to Tampa via Savannah and Jacksonville. Sea board Air Line, 1133 Broadway, New Yofk* - n-ot-jr-E.-..-,-,- - “ictsr— - If Warden Stohlman, of the-City Hos pital, has any idea that he is to be given free reign iu the management of that institution he will find before an other week passes over his head that he is a much mistaken aaau. By that time he will be parkins" up his .belongings pre paratory to taking a tnain or a ferryboat out of the city. StoWman. is doomed. He hasn’t a ghost of a show of holding his job 'beyond the first of next month. — Just imagine*A* nerve of this man. Because he is thoroughly familiar with hospital work he wants to eliminate poli ties from its management and put the institution on a higher plane than it ever has 'been. He told the Commissioners this in a letter. That was the signal for a row. It put “Jimmy” Connolly and the others of Mayor Fagan’s political advisers up in t-he air, and they* decided then and there to have Stollman’s scalp. Run the City Hospital independent of polities? Not if they knew it. There arc- some good jobs at the hospital and if Stohlman were allowed to bavty his own way and manage the hospital only for the good of the city, what would be come of the Faganites holding the places under him. Why they might be dismiss ed for incompetency, and that would never do. “We’ll take no chances,” said Connol ly & Co. We’ll just put in a man that we can control and get rid of this dub Stohl man.” And Stohiman would have had to walk the plank at Monday night’s meeting of the Board of Health if there had not been a hitch over the appoint ment of his successor. -As an evidence of good faith and to show that there is no more politics in the management of the City Hospital than there is in the Police Department, Mayor Fagan was willing to stand tor the appointment of William Delanoy, who is one of his ap pointees on the Health" 'Board. Delaney i& a Democrat. No one could find fault with his appointment. He is familiar with the duties, has executive ability and there is no question' of his fitness for tho position. “Delaney for Warden?” exclaimed.the Mayor’s political cabinet, “not if we know it. We know he is a good man and all that, but he is a .'Democrat.” That settled Delaney’s chances. The new warden must be a Republican, or rather a Faganite, and he must be a man who will do as Connolly and the other pap hunters say. They are looking up the right kind of a man, and if they find him before next Monday night die will get the job. The Commissioners will get their orders and they will vote for the man who has “Jimmy” Connolly’s endorse ment. That means he will deliver- the goods, whoever he may be, for Jimmy is a practical practical politician and doesn't stand for “ringers.” John A. Mooney, the Grove street druggist, who had been handed a com mission by Mayor Fagan for membership in the Board returned it with thanks. He discovered that he couldn’t do jus tice to himself or perform his duties con scientiously, so he preferred that some one else should have the job of doing only what the politicians wanted. For a brief period he imagined that member ship in the Board of Health was some thing of an honor. None of it for him when he found that the Board was merely a political body the only purpose of which was to help strengthen the Fa ganites. ' When Mayor Fagan and George L. Record were invited to Washington to dine with President Roosevelt last winter the Faganites were in high glee. It Meant the finish of all the postmasters against whom Mayor Fagan had Sled charge* because they wouldn’t vote for his caudldnt* far chairman of the County Ocmarfltss. That is the way they rea soned it etit and even the Fagan organ a»«*aj>ced at the time that the President -was in favor of the movement to smash the regular organization. Now that the charges have been dismissed by Post master-General Cortelyou as hardly worthy of notice, toe Faganites are doing some tall thinking. They don’t think as much of the President -or Post master-General as they did a few month* ago. If the Pickinsonites don’t get a move on there won’t be much of the Re publican organization left in the old Hudson City section. The Faganites are “Better ont than 'in”—that humor that you notice. To be sure it’s out and ali out, take Kocd’e BargpjfriilaV BAR MOURNS FOR JUSTICE_DIXON Hudson County Association This Moruiug Passed Resolutions of Regret :« ' i COMMITTEE NAMED T O AR RANGE A MEETING WITH THE STATE BAR IN MEMORY OF THE DECEASED — FUNERAL SERVICES TO-NIGHT. , The Hudson County Bar Association met at the Court House this morning and parsed resolutions expressing the regret of tlie members, the community and the State over the death of Supreme Court Justice Jonathan Dixon. The resolu tions were offered by Vice*Chaneellor Garrison, wbo headed the committee on resolutions, composed of himself. For mer Supreme Court Justice Gilbert Col lins, Former Governor George T. Werts, James W. Vredenburgh, William A. Lewis, William Brinkerhoff and Col. Charles W. Fuller. The preamble and resolutions read as follows:— “Whereas, Jonathan Dixon, a Justice of the Supreme Court for thirty-one years, died on the twenty-first day of May, lOOti in his seventy-seventh year, “Resolved, That in the death of Jus tice Dixon an irreparable loss has oc curred to the bench, the bar and the community. He was a practitioner of great skill, a learned and wise counsellor and a ripe jurist. He served the State in the high position which he filled in a way worthy of its best traditions.* His eminence having been attained solely by reason of his merits, his character will always remain an example for emula tion. Faithful to every trust; loved by his family and frieuds; revered by the citizens of tlie State; his living presence has departed, but the good effects of his having lived will not and cannot perish, j Be it further “Resolved, That toe Bar Association of Hudson County hereby expresses its profound feeling of loss at his death, and its active and sincere sympathy with those who loved and mourn for him. Be it further ‘•Resolved, That the Association at tend the funeral in a body, and that the secretary be instructed to send a copy of these resolutions to the family of the deceased.” No eulogies were delivered. Through a resolution also offered by Vice Chan cellor Garrison a committee was ap pointed to arrange for a joint meet. |' between the Hudson County Bar and the State Bar to take suitable action on the death of the distinguished jurist. Al ber C. Wall is chairman of this commit tee. The date of this meeting could not be fixeu. Judge Blair presided at this morning's meeting of the Hudson County Bar As sociation. On the rostrum with him sat Vice-Chancellor Stevenson and Circuit Court Judge Charles W. Parker. Arrangements were made to attend the funeral services to-night at the home 01 the late Justice’s son, No. 423 Jersey avenue. The burial will take place to morrow afternoon in the new cemetery in New Brunswick. constantly on the job, while the Dickin sonites are just looking on. When the campaign opens the Dickinsonites will find it necessary to establish a recruit ing station. Sheriff Kaiser isn’t worrying to any great extent over the movement of the Faganites to take from him the fees for feeding the prisoner's in1 the County Jail. He has the opinion of his lawyers that he is protected hy the law, and that, he says, is good enough for him. Be cause Sheriff Sommer, of Essex Count*, does not accept the fees that the law al lows is no reason why Sheriff Kaiser should do the same. It costs more for a Republican to be elected Sheriff of Hudson County than it does in Essex County. There is no more reason why Sheriff Kaiser should refuse to accept fees that the law says he is entitled to than that some of the Faganites should refuse to accept increased salaries. There is no trouble in finding places for Faganites in the City Hall. In the Collector's office there are so many clerks that there is scarcely elbow room. As semblyman Coyle and three others who had to be provided for. have been given1 berths in the Tax Office. There is "o more work in this department than there was under the Democratic aumin/strarion .yet tie clwjgM trmisi been doubled. VICTORY AGAIN FOR JERSEY r~ - In a Closely Contested Game the Skeeters Defeated the Royals Yesterday BRONCOS BEATEN BY SAILORS THIS TIES THE HOME TEAM WITH ROCHESTER — BISON’S TOO MUCH FOR THE ORIOLES AND TORONTO FOR PROVI DENCE-CLUBS’ STANDING. In * closely contested game yesterday the Skeeters defeated the Royals by a score of 3 to 2. The Broncos were de feated by the Sailore and. Jersey City and Rochester are now tied for a posi tion in the first division of the percent age columns. The Skeeters in their fight with the Royals bunched enough hits in the second inning to score a brace of tal lies and succeeded in scoring again in the fourth. The Royals did not score until the eighth intting when they got a brace of runs, and things were looking interesting. Moren pitched for Jersey Oity. He was hit freely, the Royals pounding him for ten hits , hilt up to the eighth he managed to scatter his safe ties. The game was saved by the snappy support of his team mates and poor base running on the part of the Royals. Moren wielded the willow stick with effect, whacking out three singles, which had much to do with the Skeeters’ run getting. Pappaiau was hit seven times in three innings, but in all the others he pitched good ball. In the third with one man out Woods got a pass to first. He advanced on Moren’s Texas Leaguer and scored on the same kind of a hit by Clement. Bean went out on a*foul, but Cassidy went to first on a pass. Then Connor had a passed ball and Moren romped home. Hand ford .went out from Hartman to Massey. In the fourth in ning with two men out Hartman threw Butler's grounder to the bleachers and Butler scored. Montreal’s brace of tallies in the eighth were made on a pass to Joyce, Bannon's single, Wagner's out and Huelsman’s hit to left. Joyce and Ba anon did the scor ing. The score:— - MONTREAL. R. H. P.O. A. E. Joyce, If. . 1 0 3 0 0 Bannon, c’f. 1 1 2 0 0 Wagner, 3b. 0 1 1 3 0 Huelsman, rf.0 3 2 0 1 Massey, l’b. 0 1 11 0 0 Connors, 2b. m ,0 1 1 3 0 Connor, c. 0 1 4 1 0 Pappalau, p. f!?.. ..- 0 10 0 0 ’Weidensaul 0 0 0 0 0 Totals.2 10 27 13 3 ’Batted for Pappalau in the ninth in ning. JERSEY CITY. R. H. P.O. A. E. Clement, if. 0 1 1 0 1 Bean, ss. 0 1 4 2 0 Cassidy, lb.S.. 0 0 11 2 0 Handford, rf. ..., 0 0 2 0 0 Halligan, cf. ....... 0 0 1 0 0 Keister, 2b. ..i... 01210 Butler, c..1 0 3 1 .0 Woods, 3b. ... J.., 112 4 0 Moren, p.v*l 3 14 0 Totals . 3 7 27 .14 1 Montreal. 0 0 0 0 0„0 0<2 0—-2 Jersey City. 0 0 2 1 0/0 0 0 0—3 Two-base hit—Connors. Double play —Bean, Keister and Cassidy. Struck out—By Pappalau, 2; by Moren, 3. First base on balls—Off Pappalau, 2; off Moren, 3. Passed ball-—Connor. Left an bases—Montreal, 7; Jersey City, 4. Umpire—Mr. Kelly. Time of game—1 hour and 45 minutes. Yesterday’s contest between the Sail ors and the Broncos was also close, the score- standing 2 to 1. Both pitchers— Pardee and McLean were in fine form. The score by innings:— R.H.B Rochester ..00001000 0-^-1 6 4 Newark_ 0 0 0 0 0 0*2 0 0—2 5 0 Batteries McLean and tSariscii; Par dee and McAuley. The Bisons gave the Birds a bad licking yesterday, beating them out by a score of 9 to 4. It was a sad defeat, too, for up to the sixth inning Burchell, who was on the slab for Baltimore, had allowed 'but hits, whereas the Birds had fell on Mulligan in the feurth and pounded out a trio qf runs on two sin gles, a double and a triple. But Bnr ehell made a balloon ascension in the sixth. Meanwhile the Bisons peunded the sphere for four runs and increased their score by five in the seventh.. The sc.ore by innings:— R. H.E. Buffalo ..0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 x—9.10 0 Baltimore. 0 OV0 8 O’O’O 0 1‘—1 8 3 Batteries—Mtlligtasi and McManus; Burchell and Heanj|e. The Toronto teflm \ also trounced the GREAT WINTeWSSSSe Florida, the Chfeiina's, Atlanta, Bir mingham and best winter resorts south are quickly reached by Seaboard Air Line Ry. For r.ffyrtl%j>hU&s a<Hyi»S3 Lw. e. K*,. MIN CHOSEN AS CHIEFCSIINSEL Preliminary Arrangements Made for the Investiga tion of Banks, Insurance and Trust Companies COMMITTEE TO MEET FRIDAY ALL THE MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE OFFICE OF THE BANK IN G C 0 M M I SSIONEU WILL FIRST COME UNDER DISCUS SION. (Special to “The Jersey City News.”) TRENTON, May 23, 1000.—Prelim inary arrangements for the investigation of insurance companies, banks and trust companies were made yesterday by Sen ators Hillery aud Minturn, tyo members of tbe Judiciary Committee appointed for the work. Senator Wakelee was ab sent. After a conference between the two j members present it was agreed to select j William H. Corbin, of Jersey City, as chief counsel. Mr. Corbin has been ap proached upon the subject, and consent ed to serve if requested. Soott Snyder, a legislative correspondent, was chosen as chief clerk, and -Mayor i rank W. Gnichtel, of Trenton, as official stenog rapher. Sergeant-at-arms John F. Lov-' ett, of the Senate, was selected to act in the same capacity for the committee. Af er a general discussion relative to the scope of the investigation the committee adjourned/ ‘•util h riday afternoon ^ at - o’clock, wk&r it will meet in the office of Mr. Corbin, in Jersey City. The question of assistant counsel was not considered yesterday, as the commit tee preferred to consult with the chief consul before taking any action. Senator Wakelee favors the appointment of Mat thew J. Fleming, who was associated with Mr. Hughes in the Armstrong in vestigatiaiyn New York. Owing touche fact that the session was entirely preliminary it was made execu tive and it is probable that the meeting next Friday will be the same, but after that it was announced that the com mittee intends to give its deliberations full publicity, believing that nothing is to be taken up in which the public has not a full right to be interested and to be kept advised. After the meeting Senators Hillery and Minturn made a general statement to the newspaper ‘ men of what'had been done. One of the first things to be taken up. they said, would We to go over with the commissioner of banking and insur ance all matters pertaining to his office in so far as they relate to the pending inquiry. The full scope of the investi gation, however, will,not be definiteiy determined until next , Friday, at least, and probably not until the committee has opportunity to further enlighten itself upon the subject. Senator Hillery said he believed the resolution appointing the committee gave it the right to subpoena witnesses and records, and whereevOr necessary the committee would invoke, or at least test that, power. Senator Min turn added that the general statutes re lating to legislative investigations give ample power in this direction, and that the committee would not have to rely upon the resolution itself. In view of the fact that the three members of the committee come from thc northern section of the State, where tjie larger insurgnae '• companies have their Keadq,uartef»,Mit‘;vfhs said that mosf-of the meeti«s"'wdolii’,pr$»&bij be -held in Newark- and 3§d$t~ (Sty, the selection of places-bejag made-to best suit the con venience of air concerned. me comnaittee took up* informally the question of expenditures Which were au thorized to. be ' made, by the resolution, upon the approval of the Governor. No specific appropriation.'; however, was raaue for the purpose., and it is probable that tlie expenseS‘dilgfift,charged to the contingent fund of all owed the Governor. Senator Mihturn sai'd it would be the purpose ..of hlle committee to curb expenses a# far as is eonsisteut w.tli n thorough investigation. Both Senators were of the opinion that the expenditures would necessarily be somewhat large, although neither felt that it was possible make any definite estimate on this question. Senator Hillery has itr dlls possession a large quantity of dat'i.wliihh was hand ed up during the hearings on the insur ance investigation resolutions (during the last session. This, includes, a report of the Armstrong investigation in New York, and it will be supplemented by such other data as may be collected, in cluding copies of the laws of other States bearing upon insurance companies and financial institutions. t champions yesterday. They landed on Poole, Providence’s crack pitcher, in the first inning for three doubles, a triple and a single that netted enough runs to win the game. They added a brace of tallies in the seventh. The Grays got a brace of tallies in the first and scored once in the ninth. Sherring, tile Marathon win ner, was the guest of the Toronto Club and the receipts of the game, amounting to $1,000 weTe given to him. The score by innings:— K. H.E. Providence 20000000 1—3 5 0 Toronto... 40 0 00020 x—8 10 0 Batteries—Poole and Beckendorf; Cur rie and McGovern. W. Tj. P.C. Buffalo . 14 8 .619 Newark .. 13 8 .619 Baltimore . 11 10 .524 Jersey City. 9 10 .474 Rochester .. 9 10 .474 Providence.. 10 12 .455 Montreal .....WJt. .10 13 .435 Toronto .. v;.. .V.. 13 .§» BATHING BEGINS AT ASBURY PARK Early Birds Took a Dip On Sunday Even Though the Houses Are Not Yet Open NEWSPAPER MEN’S OUTINB SUMMER SCHOOL FOR LIBRAR IANS OPENED YESTERDAY WITH TWENTY-ONE PUPILS. . (Special to “The Jersey City New«*.“) ASBURY PARK, May 22, 1906.— The bathing season was inaugurated in Asbury Park Sunday, even though the bath houses have not yet opened. The hot weather was more than the sumrner ites, some of them down now for the season and others for only an over Sun day holiday, could stand, and such as could find 'bathing suits and auy place to don them, made haste for the water. They all said it was not cold, and from they way they swan around and dove from breaker to breaker a much higher temperature than is customary was in dicated. The official registration of tem perature has not yet begun, but bathers said the water stood above 69. It rarely goes ten degrees higher than this even in late August days. Promenaders thronged the beach and boardwalks from an early hour and gave the ocean front a midsummer appear ance. All but a few of the larger hotels are now open and festivities at many of them have begun. The Coleman House casino and bowling alleys have been do ing a rush business for a considerable period. The refreshment parlors there have been rented to Huyier and he will open a first class eatahlisUiaeiit shortly. - r or the nrst tune the stores over on the west side, now a part of .Awbury Park, were closed on Sunday. Mayor Charles A. Atkins and Chief of Police Smith made a tour of inspection on Sat-^ urday and decided upon this course. The greatest need in the newly annexed dis trict, they agreed, is for improved sani tation. The advice of the Board of Health will he asked ns to what imme diate steps may be taken to this end. The new sewage system will not be be gun until fall. City officials have been somewhat surprised to find that in many sections of this district, which has been painted pretty black, are very rhrifty homes. The situation, on the whole, is not nearly so bad as has generally been believed. Newspaper men all along the New York and Long Branch Railroad have received invitations from the Central Railroad of New Jersey for an annual excursion. The trip will be made on the Asbury Park, of the Sandy Hook line, and will include a sight-seeing trip of New York Bay and the lower Hudson. Special trains will be run from as far as Scranton, Pa. Through Ira Whyte, the local representative of the road, arrange ments have been made for the Neptune township orchestra to accompany this aggregation and furnish music through out the day. The trip will be taken May 31. Yesterday the first summer school for library training which i sto 'be held under the direction of the New Jersey Public Library will begin and will be continued until Friday, June 22. The course is in tended to furnish instruction to librarians in charge of small libraries and better fit them for the work in which they are engaged. It is to he principally element ary and will include instruction in the selection of books and preparing them for circulation. Cataloguing, charging, chil dren's work, reference work, arrange ment of libraries and proper method of administration, card writing, classifica tion and other essentials will be taught. The school will be in charge of Miss Safah B. Askew, the State organizer, who is a graduate of the Pratt Institute Library School. It will open with twen ty-one pupils, all but two of whom are from New Jersey. J. R. White, the new proprietor of the Aberdeen in This! avenue, a few doors from the ocean, entertained a large num ber of guests over Saturday and Sunday, though hie house has had its doors open but a week, and has yet to celebrate its formal opening for the season. Mr. White is immensely popular with Princetonians. as he was associated with the manage ment for many years of Princeton Uni versity eating clubs. Mr. White enter tained yesterday from Princeton among others, Lewis R. Vogel. George De Boice, Leslie Zapp, John It.' White, Jr., and George Jeiger. The formal opening of the house will occur May 28. A delight ful programme of summer hops, card parties and other entertainments has been prepared by the.new proprietor, and will he started in the aeir future. THE GROWTH OF MILITARISM Irony of Building the Big gest Warship On Record As Preliminary to the Peace Congress IMMENSE COST OF WAR NAVAL FIGURES THAT PROVE THE ECONOMY OF PEACE — SUBMARINE WASTE—WANT OF POWDER FOR SHIPS. WASHINGTON, May 22, 1906.—Mil itarism has failed at all times to be taken seriously by this country. Jingo ism is always popular. The crownir^f performance of the jingoes is the provis ion for building a $10,000,000 battleship to be the largest in the world, as a pre liminary to the international peace con- j gress. Subtle and childlike are the ways of the jingo politician. Too well he knows j the patriotism of the average American / not to use it for his purposes. Is there a schism iu the party, lie tells of the great prosperity which the party and Providence have together conspired to produce for the people. Is there disaf fection among the colored voters, tell how the party abolished slavery. Past glories and achievements are usuali? a reliable means of arousing enthusiasm, aud if you can stir up enough patriotism and get the crowd hollering loud enough they may forget what the issues of th« campaign are. “If we could only have a little foreign war to get the minds of the people off this reform idea,” sighed a prominent member of Oougress, in my hearing not long ago. With no war in sight, I suppose the next best thing is to stir up as much excitement as possibxle by getting ready for one. Little as any one in this country, fears militarism and small, comparatively, as are our naval and military operations, it costs us more than a third of a billion dollars a year to pay the cost of past wars and make preparations for . war. This year’s expenditures on account of wars past and prospective Will'be mure than twice as nuicb’SS fbe estimated cost of completing the Panama Canal. The country tal-kg of that exploit with bated breath. Compared WitEr”$ttr naval ex penses it is but a bagatelle. The last Congress spent nadre-Sor the navy uioas than it will take to 1in5ai the big ditch. When the naval vessels now m course of construction are ctftupleted the tnnual cost of maintenance will be upward « $76,000,000,000. The submarines have been probabij the most absolute waste of money tbs navy has over made. VVe'Ve got a Sect of about eight or nine, aud not one of them has ever sheffin itself‘capable of doing anything tbit would be of any value iu wajr. TItOJ' will dive. Hut it’* always a question whether they will come up again. They have killed a lot of men. but only by smothering them by their cranky performance*. Incidentally, there have been injore men killed iu the navy since the Spanish war by accident* of one sort or another than there were killed in the navy during that war. Ou* warships are dangerous, whether in wax or pence. Speaking of the submarines, the scheme of giving the old 'crowd of politi cians of the Electric Boat-1 Company an other million to build yspme more of tire hopeless tilings we now. have in the navy went through the House much more smoothly,than the submarines themselves usually work. One thing r the exposure of the clever little .-plot to.ishnt out In ventor Holland from any part in Ihe com petition in the building of this new lot of divers brought about was having the time of competition extended. Unless the Senate changes it. submarine manu facturers will have a year to submit boats for approval to the Secretary oi the Navy. If Holland can get dear ol the litigation in which he is involved thi* may give him a chance to compete, il lie has anything worth while, to put inte competition, as he claims to have. The original scheme was to have closed the competition in six months, which would have shut him out entirely. NOTICE Is Hereby-Given That WATER RENTS For the Year 1906—1907 Will he due on the FIRST BAY OF MAY, 1966 and the same will be .payable to th» Water Registrar, at the office of tb« Water Department, Room 19, City Hall, Jersey City, N. J. Penalties for non-payment wi9.be add ed a« follows:—On aH rents re&aihtui unpaid on tho 1st day of July, OKB </C PER CENT. On the 1st day of September, TWC (2) PER CENT. On the 1st day of November, TEUIRI (3) PER CENT. Interest at the rate of SEVEN 77 PER CENT, per annum will be addtw to all rents remaining unpaid on the 20ti day of December, following. Water rents for the year 1906-1901 will not be received for property in ar rears until such arrears are paid. All property ia arrears for water rent will, at a daw aot later thnn Juno l»t 190C, be liable to have 'he water shw off therefrom without fuTber notice. For the Board of Street and Wat« Commissioners, «BO. T. BOUTON. Cleric. Dated, Jersey City, April 28, 1906, i