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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.
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? An
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Crushed Fruits, and Pure Ice
Cream. Come aud try our
new driuks, and the old favor
ites. Served just right, at
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