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? -1 smm-i: ' EVERYWHERE. Wonderful Growth Of Perthim boy Shown In Activity In Building Trades. M ANY DWELLINC HOUSES Contractors Rustling Work So Ao T? Have At Many Buildings As Possible Com pleted Bdfere I? Signs Of The Times? Stores Being Erected For In creasing Business. (That tne building interest is boom ing In this city is well known, bat many will be greatly surprised when ther know to what an extent things in that line have progressed within a short time. Every contractor in"TEe ?ity is rushed with all the work that he oan do, for everyone wants their home ready by tlie first of May. R. B. Smith, of 38 Hall avenue, has signed a oontract to do the entire plumbing in the Perrine-Buokelew houses on Lewis street, and he has nearly finished the plumbing in J. Toolin's house on Madison avenue^ while some of his men are now doing the plumbing in A. Wiokstrom's State street residenoe. The Ball houses on the Land Company property are well nnder way. Mr. Ball will do the painting, and Qreisen & Dahl have the contract for the mason work. In a short time Donehue 6c Leavy "Will start to finish the carpenter work on the new Library building. The oon tract for the new Jewish church is ' to be given out the first week in April I after whioh the wound will be broken I and the work rushed as fast as possi- ' hie. The masons, Qreisen & Dahl, | have started the foundation for the new house for ?. K. Janderup on Market street, the carpenter work wili be_depe by Mads Dennison, while P. Wetterberg wilfdo the painting: The plumbing will be in oharge of J. I S. Hanson, the electrio wiring is to ? be'done by Southwiok & Grioe, and I Charles Seel _will put on the slate I roof. Lk W* Amboy 'Realty Company are fcOW drawin8 plans for a new Bree story building with all modern ?nrovements to be built at 240 Smith ^?bet; near Elm. ^^*Ferdinandj Wetterberg has signed a I contract to paint the store for I Ginsbersr at ?14 Statestreet. DonehuJ | <& Leavy are rushing the work on thf> Hardiman home on Madison aventj and are also working on the new luncM room which is being built for Chris tofferson & Bollerup on State street, the painting of whioh is being done by P. Zager. The Central Railroad had men at the looal depot from their L main office the other day looking over I the place for the improvements which V the company will soon "make to its ' freisrht^house and station. The Raritan Paperhancing Gom ^ pany, of 121 Payette street, are mak ' ang general repairs around the home ?of I. Singer, Smith street. Southwick ?& Grice are putting in the electric wires and gas fixtures for George Mercer's new house on Gordon street, and they have just completed the wiring of Mrs. Noe's home on Water street. George Hardiman has finish ed laying the water pipes in Jefferson street from Madison avenue to the ?Central railroad station. John Koyen has completed the oar pen ter work on John Prederioks home ?on Madison avenue. C. W. Winberg is now givingXthe house a coat of paint. Dr. Howell, of Madison ave nue, has given} the contract for the painting of his home to A. D. Martin, f of Hobart street. Robert Macan has jnst completed the painting of George Seaman's house 'on High street. T. Dimond is building a two story store and dwelling for B. MoNally at the^corner [of Prospeot and Payette street ; a'two^ story frame dwelling and'store for John Gamballa at Stam ford and Payette streets. He is also ? erecting for himself five three-story ?frame houses at Division and Broad ?streets. Killed by ? Rammer, ? LOUISVILLE, Ky? March 30. -R. D. J Lachridge of the track team of the University of Indiana at Bloomington was accidentally struck on the head by a twelve pound hammer at the high school athletic grounds here and killed. The hammer was thrown by J. R. Hern, coach from the University of In diana. The Conclusion He Recoted. The dog had been chasing his own tail for a quarter of an hour. "Papa," quoth Millie, "what kind of a dog is that?" "A watch dog, my son,'? responded he parent. .Willie pondered a moment. l"'VfeW he finally observed, "from ^}>e length of time it takes him to wind himself up I think he must bfi a ?yPaterbury v '"H dog^-Town and ountry, ITHACA CONSIDERED SAFE. Dr. nomve *mr* Slate her? May *?t Ther*. ITHACA. N. t. March 30. -The flrst ?fflcial statement of the conditions la Ithaca concerning the typhoid fever spldemie has been made public by Dr. G. A. fioper of the state board of health In the form of an open letter to the New York State Teachers' associa tion. This letter is in reply to one from the officials of the association sent to the city and university officials faking If it would be safe for the regu lar meeting to be held in Ithaca. The letter in part follows: "You have requested me to advise you of the conditions prevailing In Ithaca with respect to typhoid fever, the prospect of good water and the ad visability, from a sanitary point of view, of holding the annual meeting of your association in this city from July 1 to 3. I am informed that the meet ing will perhaps bring 1,000 school' teachers to Ithaca, and I appreciate that the responsibility for their safety would be great. At the samg time it Is clear that it would be very desirable for your association to hold its conven tion in Ithaca if it could do so without danger. A careful consideration of the matter leads me to express the opinion that your meeting could be safely held here. "In the last four weeks marked im provements are observed in the ty phoid situation. The course of the ep idemic seems to, have been run. Be ginning early in January, the epidemic Increased rapidly until on Feb. 2 there were thirty-eight cases in a single day. From that date It diminished slowly until the 22d, when its decline became more rapid. The total number of cases, so far as my present data Indicates, from the beginning of the epidemic until the present time is 681. There have been fifty-one deaths. The fig ures given are probably not accurate, the statistics of the epidemic not being yet compiled. There have been flfty four new cases in March. Of these thirty-six were reported In the first two weeks and eighteen Jn the laat fortnight.' In the week just ended there were four days without any new cases. "Within the lastf month a sanitary organization has been formed which is capable of doing all that can be done to safeguard the public health." Rabbins It la. Qaspit ? Yes, I'm a self-made man. I Cynicus ? Well, I must say you are entitled to a great deal of credit for your charitable act. Gaspit? What charitable act? , Cynicus ? Believing the Lord of the responsibility. ? Chicago Daily News. Sure, Thing. Bome modern songs would be all right, And certainly more cheering, If by some freak of .fate they might Be sung out of our hearing. ?Cincinnati Enquirer. INFORMATIOS WASTED. Bobbie ? Say. ma. What's a veter inarian? ' Mother ? A horsr- doctor, my dear. Bobbie (after pause) ? Ma, are any of our horses doctor*? ? N. Y. Sun. [ OPEN-HEARTED PEOPLE. ? " Travelers In Shetland Are Always Well Treated by the Hospit able Nativu, In the Shetlands one is always. wel ?ome to rest by the fire and a cup of bland ? fermented buttermilk whey ? and, except where the people are ex ceedingly poor, tea with scones or bis cuit is usually offered. Kindly and open-hearted as the people are( the slightest breach of patronage or con descension ptfts them into a state of proud reserve that ia not easily broken. They will confer any number of fa vors; to accept them is always a little difficult, says the Detroit Free Press. They live in a most patriarchal man ner ? three or four generations in one house. The younger men are usual ly sailors or fishermen; the elder men and the women manage the croft. As plows are unknown, -tkey "dell" the ground with spades before sowing their little crops of oata and barley. The hay and grain are cut sometimes with a scythe quite often wlith a small sickle- ? methods that involve hard labor even on a croft of from two to four acres. The drying hay is protected from the wind by con demned herring nets and is carried io the stack in rope creels. Peats are cut in the spring and dried ail Bum mer out on the moors and carried home in ke??hies (baskets) of straw or dock slung across the shoulders. The women bring home most of the peat* and are commonly to be met with bent under towers several fee-t high, but often singing and always knitting. ?ft. X. journal.""" " A Sever* Threat. Tramp? If ye don't call de dog oft I'll I 1? Chicago Journal. , ' EVERYBODY GOT A PRIZE. Hovel i'.iMrli r? Party, Which SbK< ittialirtorllr to Everybody Who Had Played, The Long Island society, Daughters of the Revolution, enjoys the distinc tion of having conducted a progres sive euchre contest at which every one present received . a prize and everybody was satisfied, says the Brooklyn Eagle, The company was mainly confined to members of the society, and in the cards issued for the occasion the re quest was made that each one desir ing to participate would contribute a prize not to exceed in value 25 cents. Although the price limitation was not strictly adhered to, the souvenirs were for the most part of articles of femine use or for orna ment. The players, according to the number of games they had scored, made their selection at haphazard from a Collection of paper enveloped articles. The fun came when the voluminous wrappings were removed and a hat pin, a bondon dish, coffee spoon, tray, photo frame, book, bit of china, top or trinket was disclosed. Considerable igenuity was displayed in wrapping up tjhe prizes, so that no hint was given of the contents of the package. The cleverest bit of deception in this Way was the inclosing bonbon dish in a cracker box bearing the name of a popular brand and looking as if the original contents had never been disturbed. CENSUS COMPARISONS. Cont of Se?nrtnar Information Some thing Over a Century Ago and at Present Time. The differences between the cost of securing the returns from the six aim pie questions asked in 1790, and that of the extended inquiry made a cen tury later, is illustrated by the per capita cost, which in. 1790 was 1.13 cents, and in 1900 15.5 cents, say? Di rector W. R. Merriam, in "The Evolu tion of Census-Taking1" in Century. In 1790 Virginia was the most popu lous ?tate in the union, having 747,610 inhabitants. The records of the treas ury department show that at the first census the cost of making the enu meration in that state was $7,553.90. Moreover, at that enumeration the underpaid assistant marshals supplied their own blanks, an item which wad of considerable importance in the days when all paper was made laboriously by hand. In 1900 the population of Maine ? about 700,000 ? most nearly approximated that of Virginia in 1790. At the twelfth census the cost of ac tual enumeration in Maine, including the pay of supervisors, was $84,560.90, or more than -three-fourths of the amount expended for the enumeration of the entire United States in 1790, though the pay of an enumerator in 1900 did not exceed the wages of <an intelligent day laborer. J> SPARROWS ARE SMART BIRDS. How Some of Them Took T&elr Cora . to a .Novel Mill to B* Ground. f "The sparrow is certainly a know ing bird," said a man who is em ployed at the Qirard Point grain ele vators, according to the Philadelphia Record. "He can figure out a thing for himself in a way that is aston ishing. Down around the elevators there are thousands of them who feed on the grains of wheat that fall to the ground, but recently we haven't been getting any wheat. In fact, for some time past we haven't been handling anything but corn. "Now, a kernel of corn is rather too large for a sparrow to swallow, but just the same I watched a lot of them picking up the kernels the other day and what do you suppose they did with them? You will hardly believe me when I tell you, but it's gospel truth. Each sparrow flew over to the railroad and carefully deposited his kernel of corn on the rail. Then they all hopped around and chattered until a shifting engine I came along. After it had passed the corn was ground into meal and the sparrows ate it. Don't tell me a sparrow hasn't any brains." GOVERN MENTYrRIGATICN. j Tbomandi of Farmi Reclaimed from Uic Arid' Landi of tfee West. ? The far-reaching plans for irriga tion of the arid west through the assistance of the powerful national government are slowly turning into facta, says the Minneapolis Journal. Recently a contract was let for a dam across the Snake river in Idaho that, with two large main ditches, will reclaim 340,000 acres of fertile land. It is well known that a 40 acre irrigated farm is equivalent in production to a 160-acre nonirrlgated farm. On that basis the Snake river j reclamation will provide 8,500 farms, , or, probably, homes for about 50,000 people, and the villages and cities will have from 25,000 to 50,000 more. And all this will come from the wa tering of only 340,000 acres! And before Uhcle Sam is through with his big job he will turn water onto 100, 000,000 acres. | IVtled American Stria. Twenty-six German titles are worn by American girls who have married abroad and 20 English peerages. There axe three French duchesses and five French countesses. of American birth. Seven-teen Italian noblemen and six "Russians of title" have laid their cor onets at the feet of American brides. Holland has two baronesses, Ameri can born; Bftvaria, one count**-; and the sovereign princes* of Monaco ' closes the list. ^jl ?? Choice as Great as \n new York. Area as Hew $wrd Second Floor. Gorrect Style Millinery for Easter. A feature of our assortments for the coming season is the exc'usiveness that predominates. The extremes of the Parisian have been very becomingly modified by our staff of expert de signers, and, with the representations from abroad, forms a strong combination, which, associated with our reasonable prices, makes this a desirable place just at present. One of the popular Hats for the season of 1903 is a creation in horsehair braid; its simplici ty makes it charming, not only from a standpoint of refinement, but along lines suggested by cor rect modes. It is pen-pictured as follows: Drawing the b"m to graceful contour and at taching same at back with two clusters of roses arranged at proper intervals, provides the founda for this chic turban; the front is relieved by an immense velvet bow, the whole forming a very natty evolution in millinery, you'll pay 9.00 for one not as correct; our price 4.75 Second Floor. The Costume for Easl Appropriate and Correct Mot for Women, Misses and Child r \ representing the very beat materials tt looms produce, combining the artistic, features of dress assembling and particular ing. the whole forming a strong cortibinati contrasts with thp general lines, season finding augmentation at price daily a clientele of appreciative buye This department portrays the in all that applies to proper apps system of profit-making adds to the] buying. Suits for .Women and Fine tailored in broadcloth, canvas] and other pretty mixtures. Jackets made shape blouse, skirts in various flare* ail beautifully trimmed with fancy ornaments and of taffeta, some t ilk liued throughout. Special! 12.50 TO 25.00. Confirmation Dresses. We are showing a full assortment of dainty Dresses, io lawn*, organdies and point d'esprlt, various pretty effects and handsomely trimmed laces and ribbons, suitable for dancing parties firmation. Special values at 3.98 to 7.98i Third Floor. represent the choicest weaves of America's foremost manufactures? t find generous representation in our stocks. The best of everything that is good carpet making is used in their ^manufacture. We have made carpet sell! study ? know everything that can be applied to this important feature of the furnishing. Select with the greatest care just those qualities and patterns thj popular, that are good, price them so reasonable that our New York nei wonder how we do it. It's no secret ? only our experience and facilities for ha^ immense quantities and selling them at reasonable prices. Among the popular Cq this season are the best grades of Body Brussels, Bigelow Lowell make, at, yard .... Whitall Brussels, at, yard . . ' 1.50 1.25 Victoria Brussels, elvet fard. 1.35 ti "Victor" Talking Mae One Dollar Sends a " Victor " to Your Home. Balance of Purchase Money May be Paid In Small Monthly Amounts. The First Peyment secu| Delivery of any Style " Victor " You May Choose. "HI* HASTEN'* VOICE " Think what the possession of a " Victor " ' ? you have at your command a source of cont entertainment. You bring new life right into home ? you are able to amuse your famih friends whenever you wish, with a program opera, concert, theatre, vaudeville ? in fact, an; you may chose ; it is the loudest, clearest an Talking Machine ever manufactured. The of the Buffalo Exposition were unanimous in dec [thiqto be a fact. The Prices of the Wonderful 'Victor" Talking Machines Range IS. CD CD to SO.OO Any Style Tou May Wish is Included in the Above Offer. Visit the Victor Machine Parlor, Sporting Goods Section, Second Fioor, Haleey Street, an^ the C'ub Pl?n Explained. Ta<e Luncheon in Our Restaurant. Best Cuis ine. Prompt Service. Easter Cards and Novelties Greatest Assortment. Lowest prices. Going to be ma See our wedding i ery. 100 Engrave ions complete, 7. Furs to be stored? Drop us a card. We can serve you well at moderate cost. Hahne & Co., NEWARK. Free deliveries by i wagons and to all stations in New let Asked and Answered. "What," asked the youth from Lud low, "is the great secret of success ?" "The great secret of success," replied the Norwood philosopher, "is to find something you can't do ? then don't do it." ? Cincinnati Enquirer. Wise Girl. She ? I know a girl who married a man some years ago to reform him. He ? How is she succeeding? "Splendidly. She spends all his lm? ?me on her clothes."? Chicago Daily News. She Kept Her Word. Husband ? I thought you said you were going to get a cheap hat. Wife ? I did. It's the trimmings that are expensive. ? Chicago Ameri* ban. The Right Way. The Farmer ? Mary, the cows are is Four corn. His Wife ? That isn't what hurt*. (The corn is in the cows.? N. Y. Bun. Vontlafol Firebug Canfht. LOCKPOBT, N. Y., March 30.-Har ry Sanderson, nineteen years old, for merly of Bridgeport, Conn., was ar rested in the act of setting fire to H. W. Rogers & Sons' cotton batting fac tory. To District Attorney Stockwell he made a written confession, admit ting having fired the warehouse on three previous occasions, causing a loss of $15,000. Two Buffalo detectives were brought here to trap the incen diary. Floree Storm In Georgia, SAVANNAH, Oa., March 30.-A northeast storm of considerable se verity has prevailed here. Trees .were broken and fences blown down in the city. Street railway and telephone | traffic was Interfered with. At Tybee Island the wind blew sixty-five miles an hour. Lowlands on the Island were flooded. The bell buoy on the outer bar was broken from its mowings and cast on th? beach. Sure Blowers In SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Professional safe blowers the big grocery store of bury In this city at an earl^ taintng $1,200 and escapk any difficulty. The store street, near the heart of section, and the break was bold one. Entrance was the burglars through an the rear. Hot Kind Lady ? Certainly, you something to eat, m\ low. Come in and take aj the meal is ready. Poor Tramp? Ah, bless daughter! This is Heaver "Oh, no, it isn't; It is I school." * "A what? Excuse me but I ain't got it that delphia Bulletin.