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PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS.
\ VOL. II NO. 222 PERTH AMBOY, N. J.. MONDAY, APRIL 20, 1903. SECOND EDITION TO ELEVATE TRACKS THROUGH THIS CITY. Pennsylvania Will Spend Many Millions on Long Branch Division And Will Separate Tracks Which Will Shortly Be Elevated Through All Towns of Importance. Within a very short time Perth Am boy will not only have a handsome new station, but will also have separ ate tracks for the Pennsylvania and Central railroads which will soon be elevat?d. The following in the New York Herald this morning tells the story : Thousands of dollars of the many millions wliioh are being spent and are to be expended by the Pennsyl vania Railroad throughout its im mense system, will be pat into the making of important changes on the Long Branch division. The most important work, in addi tion to the new block signal system, is what is known in railroad parlance as the separation of the north and south bonnd tracks. This means a fence between the tracks at and near train stopping points, and passengers stations on the east and west sides of the road at the most important cities and towns through which it runs. When this move was first contem pleted it included plans for new and ^ elaborate stations at Perth Amboy, Matawan, Red Bank, Long Branch, North Asbury Park and Asburv Park. To afford facilities for passengers to get from one side of the road to the other tunnels similar to those at the Newark and Elizabeth stations were to be built. These plans have been changed because an official of the road savs, of a realization that within a comparatively short time all the tracks will be elevated. He was ask ed whether he meant track elevation only through the oities north of the Raritan River, or through Red Bank, Long Branch, Asburv Park and the entire senshore system. "Oh yes," he declared without hesitation. "It won't come in a month, and maybe not in a year or two, but as regards the Long Branch division I'm certain that track eleva tion is a proposition of the ne future. " The matter of separating the tracks will be prosecuted without delay. This change will be of incalculable benefit to the Central and Pennsylva nia roads, and to their patrons as well, at Perth Amboy, Red Bank, Long Branch, North Asbury Park, Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, where the passenger business during the summer season, and particularly in July and August, is heavier than at any other point in the oountry, except at big railroad terminals in large cities. It is expected to have the track sep aration arrangements completed before the summer season travel is in full swing. In place of the projected tun nels there will be ciossovers above the tracks for the passengers, with wait ing rooms and platforms on both sides of the road. Negotiations have been under way for some time at Perth Amboy, Matawan, Red Bank, Long Branch, North Asbury Park and As bury Park for the purchase of land on the west side of the tracks for the erection of stations for the south bound passenger travel. If you are looking for real estate investment read the column on page 2. TO ?==> ARREST YOUR ATTENTION WHAT a murderous thing it iB to drink water when 17 drops can contain 36,000,000 livi g creatures. Why drink water wheo you can cet a box of Pure Beer for only 80 cents, delivered to your house. THE HYGEIKE i? tea in Bottling Works, Tel. 142 b. 254 New Brunswick Av. D . OF L. HOLD CONVENTION. Delegates From All Sections of The State Will Meet In Atlantic City. MIDDLESEX SHOWINC. This County Has Ten Councils, 919 Mem bers? Special Train Will Take Many ot The Delegates From Northern New Jersey ? Finances Are In Excellent Condition Delegates representing 156 councils of the Daughters of Liberty located in this State, will assemble in Atlantic City next Tuesday and Wednesday to attend the eighth regular session of the State council of New Jersey, is estimated that nearly 300 voting members and visitors will be present. Most of the delegates will start for Atlantic City today. Those from Jersey Oity and Newark an-i from towns along the line of the Central railroad of New Jersey will (to on the afternoon express, leaving Jersey City at 3.40 o'clock; Newark, 3.42 o'clock, and points south as per the schedule sent to each counoil. This party wi consist of more than 100 delegates, and special cars will be set aside for their use. The special oar from New ark will be in the station at 3 o clock. Those who intend going from there must be in the station at least one half hour before the train starts in order to secure their tiokets and cer tificates, the latter entitling the hold ers to return tickets at the reduced rates. , . Routine business and the election of new officers will be the principal items of business to come before the convention. It is expected that a number of amendments will be intro duced. As a rule the State council enacts very little new legislation at its annual sessions for the reason that the body believes that its code of laws is good, and that many changes only tend to Weaken the whole fabric. If, however, an amendment of merit is proposed, it received serious consid eration. The report of the State secretary will show these figures for 1902. Net gain in councils, five; net gain in membership, 743; net gain in finanoial worth of councils, $9,506.92. On De cember 81, 1902, there were 147 coun cils and 13,003 members. The councils were worth $63,626.71. During last year these councils oaid out in sick benefits, $19,428, and in death benefits $13,332.50. a total of $32,760.50. These I figures represent an increase of $1,293.92 in sick benefits and $3,383.50 in' death benefits, a total for the year 'of $4,626.42. | Middlesex county has ten oouncils, 919 members; gain of sixty-nine, worth of councils, $6,754.50; gain of $1,044.64; benefits, $1,507. j The delegates from Council Liberty ' 14, of this oity, are Mrs. William Gray and Mrs. John C. Piatt. They left today for Atlantic Citv. I NOTICE. April & 1908. The firm of Obuck & Ihricki have this day dissolved partnership. | The business of oarpentering. and 'building will be continued by John W. Obuck and Julius Ihricki seperat lv by themselves in same building near the Penn. Station. . I John W. Obuck, Ii8 Rector st. Julius A. Ihricki, 27 Division st. j uu 2415-4-9-6t-e. o.d. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK PERTH AMJUOY, IV. j. HAMILTON V. KEAN, PR.gm.NT HARRY OONABD, Caoiit Capital Profits Stockholders Liability and Deposits $1,003,407.41 Pays interest on Check: Accounts 81,000 and over at 3% $500 and. over at 2 % Sollota Accounts Larsce and small PRESBYTERY MEETS HERE. Session Begins To-morrow Morning Will Continue Two Days. SERMON BY MODERATOR In The Afternoon There Will Be a Busi ness Meeting of The Presbytery And In The Evening An Address By Rev- James W. Kirk, of Alaska a Returned Mis sionary. The Presbytery of Elizabeth, will hold its session in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Chnrch of this city, tomorrow and continuing through Wednesday. About sixty delegates are expected. The meetings begin at 11 o'clock to morrow morning when the moderator, Rev. John P. Reeve, will preaoh a sermon. Tomorrow noon the guests will dine at the Westminster. . At 2 o'clock a business meeting will be held. In the evening at 8 o'clock the Rev. James W. Kirk will give an address on Alaska. Mr. Kirk has been a missionary in Alaska for a a number of years and has but recently returned home. His address will doubtless be very interesting. On Wednesdav at 8.30 a. m. and 2 p. m. the Presbytery will again meet for business and general discussion. Members of the congregation and in terested friends are invited to attend. Judge Adrian Lyon, who is the clerk of the presbytery, will receive names of members of the congregation who are willing to entertain the visit ors either in their own homes or at the Westminster. COOLNESS OF FELLOW EMPLOYE SAVED HIM. Daniel Ford Hadjis Hand Caught And Was Being Drawn In to Machine. Daniel Ford, of Stanford street, had his right hand badly crushed in the large braiding machine at the plant of the Standard Underground Cable Works Saturday afternoon. Ford was feeding the cable into the braider when in some unknown way his hand was caught. He was being quickly pulled into the machine when a quick witted em ploye, who was passing, threw off the belt. But for this timely act Ford would probably have been maimed for life. He was taken to his home where he is now under the doctor's care. DIED AS RESULT OF MASHED FOOT. Emar Caramata Injured in Lehigh Valley Yard ? Refused To Have Operation Performed Emar Caramata, of 2 Stockton street, died at the city hospital last night as the result of injuries received in an acoident while at work in the upper yard of the Lehigh Valley Railroad on the night of April 2. He had had his foot mashed and after being taken to the hospital he refused to let the doctor amputate part of the injured member. Gang rene set in and death resulted. The body has been removed to Burke's Undertaking establishment. A GREAT SUCCESS Maennerohor Vorwaerts Gave Entertain ment and Ball'Saturday Night. The entertainment and ball of the Maennerchor Vrowaerts held in Barga Hall Saturday night was in every sense a success. At 11 o'clock the floor was oleared and dancing waB enjoyed until the early hours of the morning. MUSICAL BY CAROL CLUB Large Audience Attend At The Westminster Saturday Afternoon. AUDIENCEJPLEASED. Program In Two Parts? Piano Duets Were Played And Several Solos Rendered? Many Take Advantage of Opportunity To See The Old Building And Enjoy The View From Tower. The musical given by the Oarol Club at the Westminster Saturday afternoon was largely attended and the audience was delighted with the program. The south parlor was crowded to such an extent that more chairs had to be brought in and many persons had to be content with seats in the hall. The program was rendered in two parts. Both began with piano duets rendered by Mrs. J. L. Clevenger and Miss Grace Hawk. The first was "Grand Galop" by Ketterer, and the second was"Marohe Triomphale" by Giora. Both were well received. When the Carol Club appeared the members were greeted with applause. They sang "Sunrise" by Charles Fontevn Manney; "Canadian Boat Song," by Aahworth; "A Song of Seasons," by C.B.Hawley; "Violets," by Ellen Wright; "In Old Madrid," bv Trotere-Garcia and "My Lady Ohio," by H. Clongh Leighter. The latter was of lighter vein and seemed to please the audience greatly. Miss Katherine Noe sang two solos. The first was "A Pastorale" by Ver acini, and the other, "Mignon," by d'Haffielot. Miss Noe's voice was greatly admired and the audience was delighted. Other solos were sung by Mrs. Rob ert' Maoan, who sang "A May Morn ing" by L. Denza, and "Cradle Song" by Kate Vannah, and Mrs. Edward Tunis who rendered " Have A Care" by Meyer-Helmund in a very pleasing manner. Mrs. Macan was heartily applauded and her popularity with the audience was clearly demon strated. The reputation of the Carol Club is already thoroughly established and the large number of persons present Satnidav afternoon showed it is a favorite among the music lovers of this city. Mrs. Thomas, the matron of the Westminster, at whose request the musical was given, was so much pleased with the financial result of the affair that she had it announced that $28 had been realized. No ad mission was charged, a silver offering being taken at the door. The money is to go toward putting the graves in Alpine Cemetery, belonging to the home, in better condition. Many of those present took the opportunity to go through the Historic old building, some climbing to the tower where a charming view is to be had. FELLOW WORKERS AT HIS FUNERAL John Humphries Carried To His Last Resting Place By His Friends The funeral of John Humphries, who was killed at the Raritan Copper Works! Friday afternoon, was held from St. Mary's Church at 10 o'clock this morning. The funeral was a very large one and was Accompanied by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, also a large number of men made up from the different departments at the Raritan Copper Works. A committee of three, John Moore, Jacob Ludwig and Emil Waters raised a large amount of money among the employees at the Copper Works, part of which they spent for flowers, the rest will be given to the widow. In terment was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Real Estate advertising in the Even n|g News brings results. PRESSERS CET THEIR ANSWER Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Works Give Reply Which Is Ap proved By Some. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN. Some of The Pressers Favor Accepting The Offer Which Is Made By The Firm While Others Are Opposed ? Matter Rests Until First of Month? Will Try To Arrange Differences. At the meeting of the Pressers and Finishers Union Local 77, held Sat urday night in Union Hall, Smith street, a reply from the Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Works was read regarding the demands of the pressers, who re cently asked that they be paid by the cnbic foot instead of so mnch per piece. The report is satisfactory to most of the men, but a few hold ont on some of the minor points. The committee will try to perfect these before the first of the month. None of the pressers would tell what the report was. They declared, how ever. that no final action was taken and everything will continne as it is until the first of the month. crievedWmoney LOST CAUSED DEATH Mrs. Austin, Formerly of This City, Passed Away of Heart Disease. Mrs. Edward R. Austin, formerly of this oity, died very unexpectedly at her home in Newark Saturday night* of heart disease brought on by an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Austin had invested $3,000, nearly all the money she had, in a gold mining pro position. This money, she had learn ed, would doubtless be a total loss. She worried about the matter a great deal and, when she was taken sick, she lost all desire to live. A year ago last Thanksgiving Mrs. Austin's husband died very suddenly in Mexico to which place they had gone from this city. Mrs. Austin came back here with her little daugh ter after her husband's death and made many friends in this city. Mrs. Austin was practically 'alone in the world and much sympathy is felt for her little daughter. LADIES OF DANA. Held Fourth Anniversary In Dana Hall Saturday Night. The Ladies Society of Dana held their fourth anniversary in Dana Hall Saturday night. The affair was one of the most enjoyable ever held in this city. As this is a very popular organization the attendance was large. Only invited guests were admitted. Dancing was the feature of the even ing. ___ Death I 'iintawked Supposed 1'auper. OMAHA, Neb., April 20.? The life less body of John Bohn, a retired sa loon keeper, was found in his room in the Klondike hotel last night. A search of the room revealed $44,000 in rail road, bank stock and cash. Bohn had been ill for a number of days, but had been able to be about. When he was called, there was 110 answer, and the door was forced, and the body of Bohn 'yas found lying upon the bed. A re volver with one of the chambers empty was grasped in his right hand, and there was a gaping wound in his breast just over the heart. Bohn had been re garded as almost a pauper, and no one knew of the wealth that he had se creted. So fur as is known he had 110 relatives. Brewer* For Sunday Cloning. COLUMBUS, 0.. April 20.? As a re sult of the temperance agitation throughout the state and numerous elections under the Beal local option law the brewers have decided to aid the enforcement of the Sunday closing laws in the smaller municipalities. PYTHIANS ATCHURGH. Listened To Eloquent Sermon By Rev. Dr. H. G. Mendenhall Last Nignt. "GIVE ME THINE HAND." Text Was Very Appropriate And Discwirsa Was Listened To With Great Interest Drew Lesson Froti The Motts of The Knights of Pythias "Friendship, Chari ty And Benevolence." The Knights of Pythias attended the Presbyterian ohnroh last night where they listened to an eloquent sermon by the pastor, Rev. Dr. H. G. Mendenhall. Dr. Mendenhall took as his text "Give Me Thine Hand." From this be drew several valuable and instructive lessons, dwelling upon the motto of the Pythians, ' ' Friend ship, Charity and Benevolence. " The churoh was filled, the lodge members occupying the front stats and the congregation and friends of the Knights orowding the remainder of the assembly room. Dr. Mendenhall said that the hand was the greatest characteristic of a persoD. He described the different kinds of handshakes and said that a person's charaoter conld be read, easily that way. Then, taking the motto of the Pythians, the minister told \ot the hand of friendship. How welcome it was to a stranger, and, he doolared, lodges conld do and did do a areat work in this way. Many a vqlung man, the speaker deolared, had mrne to rain simply for the want of a htrad of friendship. ' 1 The hand of oharity was next de scribed. dark and fearless. charitv as extended by the ohnroh and the lodge is necessary to make lives bright and to assist those overburden ed with oares and troubles to forget these. Lastly, Dr. Mendenhall told of the hand of benevolence. He stated that friendship, sympathy and love were all right, but when a friend is really in need, these do not go far enough. They are doubtless appreciated, but benevolence really touches the spot. It is this work for whioh the lodges are noted and it is a grand work. The sermon was listened to atten tively throughout and it seemed to make a deep impression. During the evening the music rendered was muoh enjoyed. Several anthems by the choir and a solo by Miss Owens were given. POLICE COURT NEWS. Jolm W. Cook, an engineer of Lock port, N. Y. , was arrested at noon Saturday on a charge of being drunk and shortly after was discharged upon promising to leave the city at once, bat before night he was arrested for the same offense and Sunday morning Recorder Pickersgill fined him flO for the trouble he had caused the Dolioe. It was paid. Timothy Murphy, of 94 South street, New York City, was arrested by Officer Shultz Saturday night on a charge of being drunk and disorderly and when arraigned before the record er Sunday morning he was sentenced to thirty days in the county jail. John Williams, of 37 William street, was arrested by Officer Morris Satur day night charged with being drunk. He was fined five dollars and paid it. ; John Comeford, of ^Fajette street, was arrested charged with being drunk Saturday, but the reoorder discharged him. Runaway Girl Located Here. Emma Hnnt, a runaway girl of New Brunswick, was located in this oity yesterday by Detective Huff and placed under arrest and later was turned over to Officer Reed, of the New Brunswick foroe. Her arrest was the result of a telephone message received from Sergeant Kelly. He sent Officer Reed to get the girl as soon as she had been found. Crystal Spring Water ? An We use only Crystal Spring Water iu our Soda Wafer, with Crushed Fruits, and Pure Ice Cream. Come aud try our new driuks, and the old favor ites. Served just right, at Kr -slt PARISEN'S Prescription Pharmacy