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f PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS.
VOL. 11 NO. 214 PERTH AMBOY, N. J.. FT. 1 DAY. APJilL 10 191)3. SECO N D E Dl T ION CAPTAIN OF BOA T TELLS MIS STORY . Was Asleep On The F. B. Thurber And IVas Awakened By Rush Of Water Into The Cabm?Got His Wife As Far As The Door When She Was Swept From His Grasp. ? Captain Merritt, of the steam canal boat F. B. Thurber, which sank at I the Lehigh Valley dock early yester day morning, was seen by a News re porter yesterday afternoon after he had returned from New York. He confirmed the story of his attempt to rescue his family, which was exclu sively told in the Evening News yes terday. In giying more details, the captain said : "I know no more about how the vessel came t3 sink than any one else. They finished loading her Wed nesday night, and as we desired to get away earlv yesterday morning, all hands, including Engineer Cook and the deckhand, Dennis O'Day, turned in early. The two men slept in the little house above deck forward while my wife and little Mildred, five years old, and myself, slept in the cabin aft. "Everything was all right when we turned in and the next thing T re member ' was the sound of roaring waters whfoh, of course, caused me to tumble out of my bunk in a hurry. As I landed on the cabin floor I found myself in several feet of water. The water was then rushing in at the cabin door and, realizing at once that the vessel was sinking, I gave a warn ing cry, at the same time I grasped the end of the light clothing of my wife and, half diagging her to the door, I managed to get hold of the small boat above me. I held on with all my strength but at last tne inrush - ing waters beoame so strong that the clothing gave way and my wife went to her doom. "It was impossible, " said the cap tain, " to attempt to save the child and the only thing that saved me was the little boat, which fortunately was not tied and floated when the steamer went down. ' ' Shortly after the vessel sank the cabin of the vessel floated away and a few hours later, the body of the oap tain's wife was found on the shore at the foot of Broadway, Tottenville, and was later removed to the morgue in Tottenville where Captain Merritt identified the body. Captain Merritt said the two men forward also had narrrow esoapes. That end of the vessel going down last was the only thing that saved them. As it was b they had to jump for their lives. The Bcaptain said no help was given as the ^whole thi?g happened in less time than it takes to tell it. The fact that th/ vessel was loaded with 186 tons of coal, he said, would make short work of her should she spring a leak. A man named Lawrence, who is the owner of the vessel, is now in Florida on his vaoation and as soon as he is heard from arrangements will be made to raise the vessel and an effort will be made to find the body of the little daughter. Captain Merritt said she was an adopted child and he thought as much of her as if she were his own. Captain Merritt feels his loss great ly. He is well known in this vicinity having at one time owned a line of vessels including the one just sunk. Professor Block here Again. Professor Blook is in town again after being in a hospital at Trenton with malaria fever. Professor Block is the man who played the April fool joke on two local constables, f He has a little whistle which he sells which will enable any one to perform the trick he so thoroughly mastered. The professor is anxious to give an exhibition for some sooiety, ohnrch or auxiliary. He says he will charge nothing for his performance as ventriloquist, all he asks is the privi lege of selling'the whistles after the exhibition. He is certainly a master in his art. Advertising is the life of trade. PEACE NOW REIGNS IN LOCAL FACTORIES. Plants Are Again Running Full Tfaie And No Interuptions Anticipated. All the labor troubles which have disturbed this city for the past week or two are now over for the time be ing. The boys who were ont on a strike at the Standard Underground Cable Works for an increase of wages and a half holiday on Saturday from the first of May, all returned to work this morning. They are to appoint a committee who will wait upon Mr. Oonners, the general manager, today. Mr. Oonner will make a reply to their request two weeks from now. The boys are lond in the praise for A. A. Quinn, who they say brought the settlement about. At the Raritan Copper Works neatly all of, the old employees have return ed to work, and many more than the company can use at the present time are anplying daily for their old places. The furnaces were all charged yester day for the first time since the strike. In the tank room the new Italians, with the'aid of several of the old em ployes, are being broken in. The special policemen who were on duty have been told they need not report for further duty until notified. Many of the boys and girls who went out on a strike at the Columbian Matoh factory, are at work today and the others are expected back tomor row. A satisfactory arrangement be tween employer and employes has been made. The first of May will determine whether or not the terra cotta pressors will strike. Likewise the painters will know the course they will pursue. NEW BRUNSWICK TO ; EXAMINE CITY WATER. Reappearance of Typhoid Fever Alarms Board of Health? Ef forts To Find Cause. New Brunswiok. N. J., April 10: ? The Board of Health, Wednesday evening, discussed at some length the prevalence of contagions disease in the city. Health Inspector Clark's report showed that during the past month there were 47 cases of diph theria, 26 of scarlet fever and two of typhoid. A month ago there were re ported 20 cases of diphtheria, 2 of scarlet fever and none of typhoid. Dr. Clark said that the cases were not oonfined to any one localty but ex isted in every ward in the citv. Regarding the re-appearance of typhoid Dr. Clark suggested that the Board have the drinking water and ice examined to make sure that no germs lurked there. The Board in structed the Inspector to send samples of water and ioe to the State Board of Health for analysis. The doctors in charge of the typhoid cases were ask ed to report whether or not the patients used city water. Services At Baptist Church. All of this week special services have been held in the Baptist ohurch which have been very well attended by the members of the congregation. The subject of prayer at tonight's servioe will be "Glory of the Cross." Bishop Will Visit Here. Bishop Scarborough, of Trenton, will visit St. Peter's Episcopal church on May 10. A number of persons will be confirmed at that time. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK PERTH AMBOY, N. J. HAMILTON V. KEAN. Pkmidbnt HABBY OONABD, Cashisr. $1,003,407.41 Capital - tafrofita Stockholders Liability ? and Deposits Pays interest on Check Accounts 81,000 and ojrer at 3 % $500 and over at Solicts Accounts Large _ and small V JURY HAS RETIRED. Marcus Strieker's Suit For Damages Against Raritan Traction Co. Closed. DEFENSE STRONG CASE. Mr. Strieker Claimed He Was Unconscious After The Accident? Testimony of Sev eral Shows That He Was Able To Be About And Was But Little Injured at The Time. Special to the Evening News. New Brunswick April 10: ? The oase of Marcus Strieker against the Raritan Traction Company, in which the former wants $5,000 for alleged in jnries received while riding on one of the company's cars, was closed at noon today after five wit nesses had beon examined for the de fense. At 1.80 o'clook the jury was charged and they immediately retired. J N-jls Christiansen, one of th? wit nesses examined for the defense, testi fied that he saw Mr. Strieker get off the car and then get on again the day of the accident. Three other witnesses testified that they saw Mr. Strieker at a masquerade ball on Feb ruary 4. The judge admitted evidence show ing that the plaintiff in 1900, had been fined $100 for extortion. The plaintiff had closed his case with the swearing of five witnesses. After Mr. Strieker gave his testimony, Carl Dressier and Michael H. Haverty, who were passengers on the car which ran over the tie, said they helped take Strieker to Peterson's hotel. Jesse Peterson testified [to Strieker being brought theie and that he stood for half an hour near the bar. Strieker had testified that he was unconscious while at the hotel. Dr. Brace said he was called to attend the plaintiff but could find no serious injury upon the Justice. Dr. F. M. Donohue, of this city, said he had made a very thorough ex amination and thought the man was uninjured. He gave it as his opinion that the plaintiff was "faking," so to Bpeak. A Home In Hopelawn. The William H. Moffett Re<v Company invites everyone to visit their delightful tract of> land which they have named Hopelawn. It is sit uated jnst outside the thickly popu lated section of the city. They do not insist upon yon buying any of the lots, being satisfied that, if yon have money to invest, a look at their tract will convince yon to invest, it with them. Hopelawn is destined to be come one of the most beautiful sec tions of Perth Amboy and the Moffett Company offers the lots at a very low cost. See their advertisement no an other page and be satisfied about the matter for yourself. Johnson Goes To Jail. William Johnson, the big fellow accused of assaulting Officer Tunny son, as told in yesterday's News, was unable to furnish bonds or pay his fine and this morning Citv Marshal Walters took him to New Brunswick on the first trolley. Perth Amboy Heights. Readers of the Evening News have doubtless been interested in the ad vertisements which have appeared describing Perth Amboy Heights, a beautiful tract of land situated on the old Hatoh farm. This is a delightful locality and is an excellent site for k home. The company is offering the lots for sale cheap nud they are fast 'j being bought up. For the neighbor hood a good view all over Perth Am boy oan be had. Tomorrow and Sun day agents will be ready to show the property. Preparations have been made for a large crowd. > OBITUARY. Caroline Shuminak, aged 42 years, died at her home, 251 Oak street, Wednesday night. The funeral will be heldffrom the Holy Trinity Catho lic ohurch 2 o'clock Sundav afternoon. Interment will be made in St. Mary's cemetery. INSTITUTE NEW LODGE. Odd Fellows Will Take In Forty two Men For Car teret. CEREMONIESjrO-NICHT. Grand Master Tomson Will Be Present Institution Will Take Place At 5 O'clock ?Charter Members Will Be Initiated Later? District Deputy Beckei>of Plain field Also Here. The members of Lawrence Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, it is now assured, will institute the new lodge for Carteret today. The cere monies of instituting the lodge will begin at 6 o'olock this afternoon in the presence of Qrand Master Chester Tomson and his staff, and District Deputy Becker of Plainfleld. The five men who have already re ceived their degrees will, of course, be the only persons out of the forty two chatter members, at this proceed ing. The rest will be taken in and by a special dispensation from the Grand Master, put through the entire initiation and the three degrees at the regular meeting tonight. A collation will be served after the evening cere monies. QARANTINE LAW IS NOT GENERALLY KNOWN Vessels From Southern Ports Of The United States Must Be In spected In Summer. According to the quarantine laws, beginning the first of March and until the of December, of any year, no vessel coming from any port in the United States south of Cape Henlopen, or from any West India, Bahama or Bermuda island port, shall be allowed to enter the port of Perth Ambov without passing the regular quarantine inspection. It is already generally understood that all foreign vessels have to anchor at the quarantine line which is designated by a yellow buoy in the sound. This, of course, will make additional work for Mr. Van Pelt, who is assistant health officer and makes all inspections. Any time any master or commander refuses to j comply with the law, he can, upon ] conviotion, be fined not more than $3,000, sentenced to one year's im prisonment or both at the discretion of the court. Owing to the ingorance of the law, which has never been pro perly published, * many vessels, or rather, their masters, have unknow ingly violated it since it was passed in 1900. Reception To The Pastor. A reception to the pastor, Rev. S. T. Jackson, Ph. D. , will be held in the Sunday school room of Simpson M. E. Church this evening from 7.30 to 10 o'clock. The members of the Church and congregation, together with the friends of the pastor, are cordially invited. There will be an entertainment and refreshments. DAFEGK COLLAPSED AFTER HIS ARREST. Accuser! of Assault Upon Koviak Who Now Lies In Critical Condition. Detective Huff went to New York again this morning to appear against Joe Dafcek who, as told in the News yesterday, was arrested the night be fore charged with having committed an atrocious assault unon John Koviak. It seems that shortly after hi* arrest' | Dafcek completely collapsed and De came so bad that the police surgeon ordered him taken to Bellevue Hospi tal. When Detective Huff reached New York vester;lay to appear against him there was nothing for him to do He then went to New Brunswick in an effort to have the case brought before the Grand Jury then in session. Prosecutor Yoorhees could not be found and as the Grand Jury adjourn ed for a week nothing can be accom plished at this end until they convene again. Detective Huff received word last night that Dafcek would be well enough to be arraigned this morning so that he will doubtless be remanded to await requisition papers. In the meantime Koviak, who has been lving unconscious in the hospital here and who was believed to be dying as a result of the assault, partly re gained consciousness yesterday after noon aud was reported this morning to be a little better. MR. ESKENSEN'S DEATH WAS VERY SUDDEN. Was Visiting His Brother-in-Law, Peter Larsen And Csmplainet! Of Feeling Tired. C. Eskesen. thirty-six years old, of 221 Washington street, died very sud denly at the home of his brother-in law, Peter Larsen, of Wash ins: ton street, at 9 80 o'clock last night, of heart disease. Mr. Eskesen, who was in the employ of the New Jersey Terra Cotta Company's plant, came home from this work at six o'clock last night, and seemed in the best of health. After eating a very hearty supper he told his wife that he was going over to see Mr. Larsen. When he arrived at his brother-in law's home they sat chatting until abont 9.30 o'clock when Mr. Eskesen remarked. "Oh, how tired I am tonight." With that he fell backwards in his chair as if in pain. When his brother in-law reached his side all signs of life hart disappeared. Mr. Eskesen name to Perth Amboy thirteen years ago from Varde, Den mark. He went to work in one of the local terra cotta factories where he remained for some time. For a while he was in the bakery business for himself on State street. He gave up the bakery business to accept the posi tion he held at the time of his death. His name was on the list as a charter member of the Woodmen of the World which is shortly to be organized. He also belonged to Bragaand Dana Sing ing Societies. He is survived bv a wife and two children, eight and five years old, four brothers, seven sisters and his mother. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from Stephen's Danish Lutheran Church. Rev. Mr. Christiansen, the pastor, will have charge. Interment will be in Alpine Cemetery. ? ? &!aJsL Easter Lillies CXJT -A.3STID 1 1ST POTS SPECIAL Fine Rubber Plants Each AZALEAS, NARCIS SUS, SPIREAS CINERARIAS, GERANIUMS PALMS AND FERNS There will also be a fine display of Easter Flowers iu the window of the Central Electric Light Co., Smith Street, from to-night and all above mentioned will be for Sale. All orders delivered within the city. HANS N. YEPSEN, Florist Telephone 55 M -WOODBRIDGE ROAD ARBOR DAY APRIL I7TH. Governor Murphy Has Issued Proclamation Fixing That Time. NO PUNTING HERE. No Room On Any Of The School Grounds For More Trees Excepting The High School? Grounds There May Be Graded Later? Literary Programs Being Ar ranged. By public proclamation Governor Muruhy has appointed Friday, April 17, as Arbor Day. It will be appro priately observed by the public schools throughout the State. The proclamation recommends that the teachers and pupils of the public and private schools, the faculties and Btudents of colleges and of StfiTS 4 schools, and the people generally do devote the day to the planting of trees, shrubs and flowers, and the holding of snch exercises as will tend to in culcate love for nature and broaden the knowledge of the value of trees. Although it is not specially enjoined by statute it is thought appropriate that with the study of trees be coupled lessons on the value of native birds and the importance of preserving them. At the schools in this city there will be no tree planting this year as there is no room. Trees have been planted on all of the school grounds except the High School and it is con sidered a useless expense to plant any there for the time is not far distant when the ground will have to be graded, and the trees would then have to be uprooted. A literary program will be arrangfi^^^^the observanc of tfce da^il-^^^^Hkut schc : Charles Erickson was fined $6 this morning on a charge of disorderly conduct. Officer Shultz arrested the uian last night for being a nuisance near the Lehigh Valley bridges over State street. When Recorder Pickersgill request ed an explanation for his action he said he was drunk and did not re member what he had done. Erickson said he lived in New York and as a return ticket was found in is clothes together with |6. 19, he was given the nineteen cents and the ticket and told to get out of town at once. Case Dismissed. W. S. Tyrrell, of 186 Elm stieet, was arraigned before Recorder Pick ersgill this morning charged with assaulting his old father, W. R. Tyrrell. The story of the assault was told in yesterday's News. The son said the father hit him first and the recorder, seeing that it was simply a family squabble, dismissed the case. P3T raw We bite just received our assort ment of K aster perfumes. As the custom of giving perfumes and flowers at Eastertide is a growing one, we have secured some of the choicest of Rieger's California Perfumes, including the delight ful new odor " Sunset Violets." Souvenirs in the form of perfumed vio let bouttonieres to be given to purchasers of this new odor. We should like to have you call SATURDAY for them. PARISEN'S Prescription^Pharmacy rnrr Package of Easter Egg Dye rKrr GIVEN WITH EVERY PURCHASE 1 IILL MMomw Saturday April 11