Pertf? flmboy Everting |4ews
FOUNDED 1879 AS THE PERTH AMBOY REPUBLICAN.
An Independent Newspaper published every afternoon, except Sundays,
by the Perth Amboy Evening News Company, at
5 King Street, Peith Amboy, N J.
J. LOGAN CLEVENGER, Editor
D. P. OLMSTEAD, Business Manager
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
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regular carrier in Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Woodbridge,
Carteret and surrounding towns for 6c per week.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 31. 1903.
It is reported that Senator Strong
wants to be State Assessor, filling the
vacancy made by the death of John
O. Rankin. The Senator pnlls a good
stroke at Trenton and may be able to
land the job if he wauts it. It pays
$3,500 a year and is worth looking at.
With Theodore Strong out of Senator
ial raoe this fall, however, who would
be the Republican nominee?
Snoh a qnestion is not worth while
" "bothering abont just yet, though, for
if there oan be found a man in Essex
county who wants the assessorship,
' ' none others need apply. ' * The motto
of the " Essex gang, " which is now
in power at Trenton is, "For our own
oounty all the time. "
If anybody outside of Essex gets the
position, however, a Middlesex man
EPutttnds as mnch show as any, for it
was Middlesex men who foiled the
"Essex gang" in the appointment of
a Sergeant-at-arms. Tt is hard to tell
which is worse, the Democratic rule
from Hudson oounty or the Republi
can grab in Essex.
The Oentral Railroad of New Jersey
will spend 91,000,000 to abolish grade
orossings in Union county. When
will the Pennsylvania railroad be
compelled to place so muoh as safety
the injuries received
at the Hall avenue crossing recently,
be allowed to pass unnoticed? After
Perth Amboy has had a Westfield or a
Newark disaster, we will get proper
Mis. Eyler and the State Home for
Girls are again attracting public at
tention. Three years ago oharges of
cruelty were brought against Mrs.
Eyler, bnt they were so satisfactorily
smoothed oyer that she was allowed
to remain at the head of the institu
tion. Similar charges are now made.
Inmates tell of the most braial treat
ment. It is doubtless true that those
who are sent to the Home are some of
the worst characters in the State, but
after all they are human and if hand
led properly, great good might be
done. Where there is so mnch^smoke
there must be some fire and the soon
er Mrs. Eyler and all her assistants
are dismissed and a new corps of
teachers installed the better it will be
for the State.
Everybody agrees that the present
city charter is out of date and a hind
rance to the city. It is referred to as
being fit only for a country town.
Why not stop talking about it and do
something? Get a charter for a oity,
improve the streets and place Perth
Ambov in the first ranks where she
The mud is with us again. Bead
the advertisements in the News for
bSTEains'in rubhOT -boots. Boats can
be hired along the water -front. If
your wagon becomes fast in the mire,
contractors will jack it up and set you
free for a reasonable compensation.
The conditions of our streets helps
along the business boom.
NEW JERSEY'S BUDGET.
A Large Increase Over Last Year's
TRENTON, N. J., March 31.? The
joint committee on appropriations
made its report last ni|?lit in the form
of two appropriation bills. The annual
appropriation bill totals $3,979,300 and
the supplemental bill $1,021,056. This
makes an aggregate of $5,000,356, an
increase of $073,388 over the two bills
of a year ago. This Increase is ac
counted for by these items:
For the sanitarium for consump
tives, $300,000; increased appropriation
for the cure of the insane, $100,000;
voting machines, $50,000; Rutgers col
lege, $80,000; Louisiana Purchase ex
position, $70,000; payment to Jersey
City of taxes Improperly collected froiu
the Erie Railroad company, $58,907.
The primary election bill, which is so
much favored by Governor Murphy,
was the subject of a committee hear
ing by the house committee on elec
tions and was discussed by the Repub
lican assemblymen in caucus last night.
Governor Murphy seut to the two
houses of the legislature a special mes
sage suggesting the appointment of a
special commission to investigate and
report upon the proposed Morris canal
abandonment scheme. Immediately
following the reception of the message
Mr. Boyd, the Republican house leader,
offered a concurrent resolution for the
appointment by the governor of three
commissioners to invet?Ug;ite the mat
ter and report to the present or next
Old Time Routing' Contests on the
NEW YORK, March 31.? Mark Twain
has recalled the days when he was a
pilot on the Mississippi river in a letter
to ex-Governor David R. Francis, pres
ident of the St. Louis exposition com
mission, in response to Sir Thomas
Upton's suggestion that a series of old
time steamboat races be Inaugurated
as a feature of the exposition.
Mark Twain wants a genuine repro
duction of the old time race, with ne
gro roustabout charity singers, the use
of the torch basket rather than tile
searchlight and the extinguishment of
the latter day government lights so
that the quality of the piloting would
count where the boats are evenly
matched in speed.
"As a spectacle," writes Mark Twain,
"nothing could add to it except an old
time blow up as the boats finished the
homestretch. But this should not be
arranged. It is better left to Provi
dence and prayer."
TWAI RS RACE
Warmest March Known.
NEW YORK, March 31.? According
to the official records, the mean tem
perature for this month in this city for
tliirty-two years has been 37 degrees.
The average of the daily mean temper
ature of the lasi thirty days is 47.7 de
grees. In 1894, the year of the next
warmest March, the sum of the mean
temperature of the month was 1,370
degrees. This gave a daily average of
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Cloning; Stock Quotation*.
Money on call steady at 5% per cent.
Prime mercantile paper, 5<[email protected] per cent.
Sterling exchange steady, with actual
business In bankers' bills at J4.87 for de
mand and at $4.83% for 60 day bills. Post
ed rates, $4.84% and J4.87%?4.88. Commer
cial bills, [email protected]?t3%. Bar silver, 49%c.
Mexican dollars, 38 %c. Government bonds
steady. Railroad bonds easier. Closing
Atchison 80% Ontario & West. 29%
C..C..C.& St.L... 89% Pacific Mail .... 35
Ches. & Ohio.... 44% People's Gas ...101
Del. & Hudson.. 165 Reading 58%
Erie 34% Rock Island .... 42%
Gen. Electric... 188 St. Paul 161
Lead 25% Sugar Refinery.. 124
Louis. & Nash. . 116% Texas Pacific .. 35%
Manhattan Con. 138% Union Pacific .. 89%
Missouri Pac.... 106% Wabash pref. .. 48%
N. T. Central.... 131 West. Union ... 87%
New York Markets.
FLOUR? Steady and quiet; Minnesota
Patents. |3.<RW?4.20; winter straights, [email protected]
65; winter extras, $2.80?3.10; winter pat
WHEAT? Quiet, but generally well sus
tained on covering and talk of a visible
y decrease; May, 77 S-16?77 9- 16c. ;
ull; state, 56<?60c.. c. 1. f.. New
York ; No. 2 westetrn, 60c., r. a. b., afloat.
CORN? Also dull, but steadier on small
receipts and with wheat; May, 50%@51%c. ;
OATS? Inactive, showing some advance;
traok, white, state, [email protected] ; traok, white,
PORK? Steady; tnes3, [email protected]; family,
LARD ? Quiet; prime western steam,
BUTTER? Firm; state dairy, [email protected]*Tc.;
extra creamery, 29c.
CHEESE? Firm; state, full cream, fan
cy, small, colored, fall made, 15o. ; small,
white, fall made, 14%c. ; large, colored, fall
made 14%@14%c. ; large, white, fall made,
E<3(Jh? Firm; state and Pennsylvania,
15?l5%c. ; western, i4%c.
SUGAR ? Raw steady; fair refining,
S 3-lSc. ; centrifugal, W test, a.; refined
steady; crushed, 5.40c. ; p-1 dei d, 4.90c.
TUfct3RNTINE? Quit ftSV;#69c.
MOLAS3ES -Firm ; J - ? Orleans, 310
RICE? Firm; dome; 4%Q7a; Japan,
TALLOW? Quiet; c. f> ic. ; country,
"h^Y? Quiet ; shipper.,,, ob?70o. ; good to
Lire Stock Market.
CATTLE? Market higher; choipe, 15.60?
6. GO; prime, $5..'i5ffl'6.45 , good, $4.9095.15;
veal calves, $6.50#7.
HOGS? Market lower: prime heavies,
?7.60?7.?5; mediums, ?7.0O?7.65; heavy
Yorkers, I7.4R6W.50; light Yorkers, $7.3*?
7.40: pigs, J7.2Wr7.39; roughs, *5?7.S5.
8HEEP AND I.AMBS-Market higher;
boat wethers. |7.40$i7.65; culls and com
mon, t2.K64.75; choice lambs, |7.76#8.
A. 0. U. W.
April Call Of Grand Recorder
Asks For One Assess
LODGE IS PROSPEROUS.
On Fedruary I The Cash in The_ Benefit
Fund Amounted To $37,050.96? J
Eou ties Offered For New Members
Initiated On And After March 14?'
The April oall issued by the Grand j
Recorder, Anoient Order of United ,
Workmen of New Jersey, asks tor one
ahsessment to be paid on or before
April 28. It will be remembered that
no assessment was collected daring
the month of March.
From February 35 to Maroh 17 seven
deaths were reported. The avernge
duration of membership of these seven
members was ten years and one month.
Two of the seven resided in Newark.
On Maroh 1 there were 7,217 members
in this State, a net gain of twenty
seven for February. On February 1
the cash in the benefit fund amounted
to $87,050,96. During February five
death claims of $2,000 each were paid,
leaving a balance on March 1 of
$27,050.96. If the March and April
payments require $10,000 eaoh month,
there will still be $7,050.96 available
on May 1, at whioh time the April
assessment will be in hand, which
will increase the balance to $28,000.
The general report of the order plaoea
the membership on February 1 at
Circular No. 2 offers bounties for
new members initiated on and after
March 14, provided the initiation is
not the direct result or the work of
an organizer, or deputy, working
under the direction of the grand mas
ter workman. The bounties are : New
members over eighteen and uuder
thirty years of age, $3 ; over thirty
and under thirty-five $2; over thirty
five and under forty, $1. When claims
for these bounties are filed by the
lodges they will be paid.
Ciroular No. 3 announces the ap
pointment of two supervising depu
ties. They are O. W. Wood, grand
foreman, over lodges in Atlantio,
Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cum
berland, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean
and~Salem, and F. P. Fowle, of Ir
vington, the grand guide, oVer Ber
gen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mid
dlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic,
Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.
ANNOUNCES HIS MARRIAGE.
Edward Curry Says He Is Now A Benedict.
Bride From Brooklyn.
Edward Carry, of 21 William street,
announces that he was married to
Miss Agnes Schroder, of Brooklyn,
N. Y. , Snnday at Stapleton, Staten 1
Island. The ceremony, he says, was |
performed bv Rev. J. 0. Howard, j
pastor of the M. E. Church of that
place. Mr. Carry is well known in
this city. He is in the employ of the
Adams Express Company, as a driver
of one of their looal wagons.
NAME HAS BEEN CHANGED.
Hibbard Rodman-Ely Safe Works Now ^
Known As Manganese Steel Safe Company.
The name of the Hibbard -Rodman- ^
Ely Safe Company has been changed .
to Manganese Steel Safe Company.
The name of the oonoern has been
changed so that it indioates the busi
ness of the company and protects it
from other concerns.
It will be at least seven weeks more
before the Safe Works will be all oat
of Perth Amboy. In the meantime 1
they are making and shipping safes as 1
fast as possible.
Husband Sick, Wife Feeble And Eight Chil
dren To Cere For.
The attention of the polioe was call
ed yesterday to the poor condition of
a family living at No. 1 East avenne.
i?he father, Frank Drbohlab, is sick.
His wife is feeble and they have eight t
children. They are said to be in great |
need, being without money or food j
and the doctor in attendance of the ;
sick father is said to be doing so free '
of charge. The Overseer of the Poor '
has been notified of their condition. |
Kentucky DlatHlery Burned.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 31.-The
J. O. Kottingly distillery in this city
has been destroyed by fire, causing a
loss of $50,000, fully insured. The dis
tillery was one of the largest In the
city and was owned by the Kemieky
Distilleries' and Warehouse company.
WELCOME TO BOOTH;
Vast Throngs Greet Salvation
Army Leader In London.
ENGLISH NOBILITY IN THE AUDIENCE
(louts Paaa la Re-vlew Before Their
Commander? The General Speak*
In Pralae of Americana and
of HI* Reecut Vlalt.
LONDON, March 81? London ac
corded General William Booth, com
mander in chief of^li? Salvation Army,
a great welcome home at the A?>ert
hall last night. The immense audi
torium was packed from the floor to
the roof. There was not a vacant seat
in the building, which has a capacity
of 9,<!00 persons, and in spite of the
rainy night hundreds were turned
away from the door.
The audience included Lord Roth
schild, Sir Edward Clarke, Sir George
Newnes, Lady Pender, Lady Murray,
seven metropolitan mayors and may
oresses, the Right Hon. H. H. Asquith
and a number of other members of the
house of commons, while two boxes
were filled with members of the Stock
Exchange. Ambassador Choate and
other persons of prominence who were
unable to attend sent messages of re
gret. Four hundred uniformed mu
sicians drawn from the Salvation Ar
my bands in London were massed
around the great organ at the end of
General Booth's appearance on the
platform was the signal for a remarka
ble demonstration. The audience rose
as one man, fluttering handkerchiefs
and programmes and cheering for sev
eral minutes, while the bands and the
organ added a harmonious note to this
thunderous welcome. The white beard
ed veteran, accompanied by Mrs.
Booth and the International headquar
ters staff, stood bowing his acknowl
edgments until the uproar ceased. A
spectacular feature of the meeting fol
lowed in the form of a review of the
various departments of the Salvation
Army. These marched in and crossed
the stage, saluting the general as they
passed, each department bearing a dis
tinctive banner and wearing costumes
according to the various branches of
work in which the members were en
In this review were included the ed
itorial and printing house staff, the for
eign converts, Hindoos, Zulus, Su
danese, Japanese and Chinetie, all in
their native costumes; cadets, field offi
cers, slum workers, men, women and
children from the slums before and
after their rescue, soldiers, sailors,
representatives of the various trades
taught in the Army homes, colonists
who are training for foreign settle
ment and many others.
General Booth's speech was frequent
ly interrupted by applause. "Fellow
workers," he said In part, "I can re
port well of the Army both in the Unit
ed States and Canada. The Salvation
Army has made great and real prog
ress in America since my last visit,
and I see a striking promise of the cre
ation on that continent of one of the
most powerful sections of the Army."
The general spoke touchlngly on the
reception accorded to him throughout
America, and the reference he made to
the kindliness of his reception by Pres
ident Roosevelt and the distinction
shown him as the representative of the
Salvation Army by the United States
congress evoked repeated applause.
"I like the American," said General
Booth, "and I believe he likes me. He
is willing to risk something to gain his
end and does not let prejudice or tra
dition stand-in his way."
The meeting concluded with an exhi
bition of moving pictures of incidents
in General Booth's American tour.
Monnmenta on Shlloh Battlefield.
WASHINGTON, March 31.-Exten
slve preparations are making for the
dedication of nineteen monuments by
the state of Indiana on the battlefleld
of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6 and 7, the
forty-first anniversary of the great bat
tle at that place. The governors of
Indiana and Tennessee, together with
militia from those states, wil.1 take part
in the ceremonies. Assistant Secre
tary Sanger of the war department will
represent the secretary of war, who
will be unable to attend, and will ac
cept the monuments in behalf of the
Wreck on the Brie.
CORRY, Pa., March 31.? The Erie
railroad fast Cleveland train was
wrecked at Concord, six miles west of
this city. The train, made up of a
baggage and cafe car, three Pullmans
and two coaches, jumped the track and
turned over. Mrs. C. T. Hennesy of
New York, an occupant of the cafe car,
was slightly injured. Others are suf
fering from shock, cuts and bruises.
As several cars were smashed up it
waa a miraculous escape from death.
Pennell In?oeit Pot Over.
BUFFALO, March 31.? Justice Mur
phy Is to announce his findings in the
Burdick inquest in police court today.
No arrests will be made, and no war
rants will be issued. The court's find
ings will be interesting as a closing
commentary on the famous case. The
Pennell inquest, which Judge Murpby
had announced would begin yesterday,
was postponed indefinitely. The rea
son announced was the absence of wit
nesses from the city.
Murder and Snlolde.
CIJILLICOTHE, O., March 31.-For
esl McCord, a barber, aged twenty-four
years, living at Bournville, this coun
ty, killed Charity Storts, aged twenty
years, by cutting her throat from ear
to ear, after which he cut his own
throat in a like manner. The deed was
ftey at the girl's home, near South 9a
A Few Interesting
A LESSON IN ECONOMY
Selling the famous " Rolled
Avena" brand of Oatmeal
best in the world? in six pound
bags, worth 27c. Special for
this week, a 6 lb bag
Golden Hominy, the good old ^
fashioned, favorite Breakfast
Dish ? famous F. S. brand? put
up in 5 pound cartoons, worth
23c. Special this week for a I
5 pound cartoon
for a Bag of Green Mountain
Jersey Potatoes, 165 pounds ftill
weight, choice white, mealy
cookers. None better.
for a pound of genuine Conyon
English Breakfast Tea, early
picking, small leaf, delicious
for a pound of the famous
PREMIUM JAVA COFFEE, put
up in airtight tinfoil bags. Com
petent judges have awarded this
celebrated blend 5 first pr'zes
at State Fairs.
for a Barrel of the famous
'CHRISTIAN'S BEST" XXXX
Minneapolis Patent Flour, guar
anteed to yield more loaves of
better and whiter bread to each
barrel than any other flour.
S. Scheuer & Sons
NEW JERSEY'S LEADING [GROCERS
118-122 ?mith Street
telephone 7i 1-3-5 New Brunswick Avenue
Waterbury Police Take Sus
HOPE TO FIND POLICEMAN'S SLAYERS
Charge of Assault With Intent to
Kill Preferred Against Prlson
era? Plnkrrton Detectives
As-listing the Police.
WATERBURY, Conn., March 31.
Eigliteen men have been placed under
arrest on the charge of assault with In
tent to kill by the police in their efforts
to discover the authors of some of the
outbreaks of violence which have oc
curred since the beginning of the strike
of motormen and conductors of the
Connecticut Railway and Lighting
company eleven weeks ago.
The men arrested are charged In the
warrants with assault on William T.
Merner and George Morrisette on the
night of Feb. 20 with intent to kill.
These two men were the nonunion em
ployees of the trolley company who
had charge of a car which was at
tacked at a lonely spot on the Water
vilie line on the night mentioned. Both
were assaulted, and one was beaten in
to insensibility and left lying on the
rails -in the path of the cars.
This disturbance occurred a little
more than a week prior to an attack
of a similar nature on a car at Forest
park, when Policeman Paul Mendels
sohn was killed by a bullet from a mob
of masked men. Since the murder was
committed detectives, attracted by the
large rewards offered, have been quiet
ly at work.
Colonel L. F. Burpee, attorney for
the Connecticut Railway and Lighting
company, said in an interview that he
had strong evidence against the men
arrested for the Watervllle assault and
that he felt quite confident of tracing
out the murderer of Officer Mendels
sohn. Colonel Burpee added that war
rants for twenty-two men had been
issued and that he ftxpected that the
whole number would be under arrest
soon. The credit for the arrests, he
said, was due to Plnkerton detectives,
acting in co-operation with the local de
Of the arrested men seven are mem
bers of the trolley men's union now on
strike. These are Charles T. Ross, Har
ry W. Warren, Clifford Vandermark,
Willis Yandermark, David 0. Marsh,
Edward B. Winnegar and John Mc
Counsel was secured for the arrested
strikers, and efforts were made to se
cure bail, the amount required being
$2,000 in each case.
Although the officials decline to indi
cate the nature of the evidence oi
which the arrests are based, a report
which seems to be reliable is current
to the effect that one man will turn
state's evidence. One of the attorneys
for the defense said he had heard this
report, but that it was not true of any
of the three or four men for whom ha
had been retained.
Gold Medal* For Three.
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., March 81.
?A feature of the dedicatory exercises
of the Louisiana Purchase exposition
will be the presentation by the Colora
do state board of commissioners of
three solid gold medals, one to Theo
dore Roosevelt, president of the Unit
ed States; a second to Emile Loubet,
president of France, and a third to
President David R. Francis of the St.
Louis exposition. The presentations
will be made April 30. Gold for the
three souvenirs was contributed by a
Cripple Creek mine.
Broker Killed a Clerk.
NEW YORK, March 31.? William J.
Peppier, a clerk, twenty-six years old,
was shot and instantly killed late yes
terday at his home, 60 East One Hun
dred and Nineteenth street, by Wil
liam E. Dobson, a broker, who made
his escape and is being searched for
by the police. The shooting was the re
sult of a Jealous quarrel In the rooms
of Peppier, where on retuning from
business be found Dobson with his
* J. B. Clay Killed by Hit Wife.
PARIS, Ky., March 31.? Junius B.
Clay, one of the largest land owners
of this county, was accidentally shot
and killed by his wife while they were
at target practice at their home near
here. The shooting was done with a
shotgun. The charge severed the jugu
lar vein and then entered the left lung.
He was a son of Hon. CasBius M. Clay,
president of the late Kentucky conso
"Much of our happiness," remarked
the optimist, "results from the hap
pening of the unexpected."
"Possibly," rejoined the pessimist,
"but I have noticed that the happen*
ing of the unexpected isn't in it witli
the failure of the expected to hap
pen." ? Chicago Daily News.
Mrs. O'Mullig'Ott ? Oi want a cake a*
Polite Clerk ? Do you wish some
thing for toilet purpose*, ma'am?
"Indade an' Oi don't. Oi want it to
wash me face an' hands wid." ? Chica
go Daily News.
Uncle Reuben Sayai
Knicker? Why doesn't Smith comtt
to the club any more ?
Bocker ? He's marrjj
"And what biini
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