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VOL. 11 NO. 225 PERTH AMBOY, N. J.. EVENING NEWS. THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1903. SECOND EDITION BOYS BEAT THE "FAKIR" Wanted Their Money Back And Got It, So Did Others Who Did Not Buy. WAS HIS LAST NIGHT. Told The Crowd That The One Purchasing The Last Chain Would Get His Money Back? Many Bought But The Last Did !jlt Arrive? Boys Began Doing Things A,jid Fakir Got Frightened. The man who has been standing at the Post Office corner every night during the past two weeks, making people believe they were getting some thing for nothing and at the same time raking in the quarters, had his hands fall last night when he was nearly mobbed by a small army of boys. The "fakir, " as suoh men are popularly called, announced that it was his last night and he started in to do stunts, in other words making everybody a present. He announoed that the last person to buy one of the aluminum gold watch chains which he was selling for twenty-five cents, would be given their money back and allowed to keep the chain. The words were no sooner spoken than a mob of small boys put up their quarters. Instead of having only one chain left, the fellow seemed to have a trunk full. When he had collected '1 the money in sight he decided to lose up for the night. But he had jot consulted the small boys about the matter. They crowded about, all clamoring for their quarter. The "fakir" only laughed at them and said if they could prove wnich one had bought the last chain he would give that fellow liis quarter. The youngsters held a council of war, meantime the man was busy packing, but before he could getaway the boys were at him again. First, one gave his gasolene torch a push and it came very near setting fire to the man's goods, others started to play horse with the man. They pulled the wagon, in which he was doing business, away, while some tried to turn his grip inside out. When the "fakir" saw that things were beginning to get real warm, he told the boys he would settle with all of them, but some thought they were having twenty-five cents worth of fun and were in favor of keeping on. After they had quieted down the man began to return the quarters. This is where the boys' fun commenced in earnest. About six of them marched up and got their money and kept the chains. Then they loaned the jewelry to their friends who also marched up and got a quarter. Three or four boys got quarters on one chain and the crowd kept growing larger. The "fakir" got frightened in earnest this time, but he escaped by announcing that his money was gone. He had a few chains left and these he distribut ed among the crowd, just to keep them interested until he could get away. He announced that he would come again, whereupon the boys oheered, squeezed their quarters and waved the chains. They promised him a warm reoeption. Dana. Afholder sin sidste Aften Under holdning (for denne Sason) Fredagen den 24de , som slutter med en Sving om. Committee. 2616-4-22-2t The Tonic for Spring. Our Elixir of Iron, Quinine and Strychnia builds you up, given strength and aj>pe tite? just the reoiedy for that ilrtd feeling in the spring ? only 50c a bottle. PARISEN'S Prescription Pharmacy JOHN MOYLAN FOR 1st. ASS'T CHIEF. McClellan Boys Have Every Confi dence In Him? Endorsed J. M. Glenn of 2d Assistant. John Moylan was nominated as 1st assistant chief of the fire department at the last meeting of the members of George B. McClellan Hose Company No. 8., which was held in their head quarters on State street. Mr. Moylan is one of this city's best known fire men. He has been a member of Mc Clellan Hose Company for a number of years and has held several offices. The McClellan boys have great oon fidence in him. The MoClellans en dorsed the nomination of Wort Com ings for ohief and James M. Glenn for 2nd assistant. Real Estate column page 2. FIRE AT THE COUNTY SEAT. New Jersey Experiment Building At New Brunswick Burned. LOSS MAY BE $100,000 Special to the Evening News. New Brunswiok, April 23: ? Fire destroyed the New Jersey ExDeriment building in this city this morning. The fire started at 9 o'clock from an unknown cause, but probably an ex plosion of some chemicals. The blaze was discovered by a number of stud ents who sounded an alarm. Prof. Smith, who is in charge of the station, said the loss to the State will amount to $100,000. At 12 o'clock the fire was under control. RUINS OF KEASBEY PLANT SMOULDERING. Tons of Soft Coal Still Burn And Men Are Watching It Con tinually. The ruins of the plant of the Nation al Fireproofing Company, at Kaesbey, which was recently destroyed by fire, are still smouldering, while the tons of soft coal about the place are burn ing like a furnace. The oompany has a number of men out watching the ruins to see that nothing ignites from burning coal. When the factory burned down over 100 men were thrown out of employ ment. It is expected another plant will shortly be begun a little further away from where the old one stood. HARMONIE'S FIRST ANNIVERSARY DANGE. Was Held In Pulaski Park Last Night? Large Attendance And Good Dancing. The Singing Society Harmonie of Maurer, held their anniversary dance in Pulaski Park on State street, last night. As this was the first anniver sary to be thus oelebrated by the so oiety, the committee made a special j effort and it was a grand success. The park was crowded, but the dancing was thoroughlv enjoyed. The following were on the commit tee of arrangements: Leo Dressier, president; Andrew Dressier, vice presi dent; William Schmidt, secretary; A. Seligman, Charles Miller, Frederick Bloy and Frederick Preisler. For real estate see page 2. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK PERTH AM1IOV, N. .1 . HAMILTON Jr. KKAN. Pn?*n>?NT RAKUY CONAHD, CMatM. f | Capital ! Profits I Stockholders Liability and Deposits $1,003,407*41 interest on Check Accounts 91,000 and over at 3% $500 and! overt at IX Solicts Accounts Large and small 1,000 e,"iA MAY REMAIN ALL SUMMER. Westminster Will Probably Not Be Abandoned For Some Time. STRIKE 0N~AT NEWTON. B 'ilding Trades Want More Wages And Additions To The Home In That Place Are At a Standstill? A Comparison of The Two Buildings Favors The West minster. It now seems probable that the Westminster Home on High street, which is oocnpied by retired Presby terian ministers, may not be abandon ed before the ending of summer or the beginning of fall. There is a strike among the bailding trades at Newton where the other home is be ing enlarged so as to accommodate the ministers to be moved from here. When the contraot was first given ont for the work in Newton it provid ed that the bnilding should be ready for occupancy by the middle of May. But a few weeks ago a walking dele gate of the Central Federated Labor Union arrived in Newton and organ ized the mechanics of that place. This was followed by a strike, the men demanding more money and less honrs. Thus far no agreement has been reached and just how long the dead lock may last no one can say. At least it looks as though the West minster may be keDt open for some time yet. It was the intention to abandon it next month. In speaking of the difference be tween the two homes, I. 0. Moore, a formei resident of Newton, said that it was a shame to abandon the West minster, for the one at that place, be cause the home* there is worth only $30,000 and the cost of the present re pairs will be $8,000. A Mr. Merrin gave the Newton home to the Presby terians. Mr. Merrin also left $30,000, the interest of which is to go toward the maintenance of the home and grounds. At the rate of 5 per cent this would give $1,500 a year to keep the place and nothing for the ministers who live in the home. The Westminster is estimated to be worth $100,000. It has been occupied by the ministers for twenty years. It has eleven acres of land surrounding it, and the building has accommoda tions for fifty guests. The costs of repairs here would be about $1,000. Consequently the economy prophesied in abandoning the Westminster will not be seen as the expense of boarding the guests and other incidentals will be the same. LOCAL LODGE WILL GET THE BANNER. Woodmen of The World Grows Rap idly And Will Doubtless Sur pass Elizabeth. While a date has not been set for the next meeting of the newly insti tuted lodge of Woodmen of the World, the vow of each member to get a new candidate is being successfully carried out. Twenty-two men having been examined by Dr. Howell since the first meeting two weeks ago. In this event, the banner held by the Eliza beth lodge for having the most mem bers will come to the Perth Amboy lodge, as it now numbers over seventy five members. PcKune Gets $100. The suit of Joseph McKune, a build er of Woodbridge, against Robert J. McKibbon, was tried before Judge Sohenck and'a jury in New Brunswick yesterday. The suit was to recover $842.97 alleged to be due on a bnilding ereoted at Carteret by McKune tor McKibbon. Lawyer Joseph Strieker represented McKibbon. The jury brought in a verdict of $100 for the plaintiff. Advertising is the life of trade. COUNSEL TO TAKE A HAND. Terra Cotta Pressers And Fin ishers Union Met Last Night. MEN ARE DISSATISFIED. Special Session Was Called And Conduct ed As Quietly As Possible? Counsel Urged Moderation And Promised To Look Into The Local Trouble Very Shortly- Heard Report. Pressers and Finishers Union, No. 77, held a special meeting in Union hall last night. Notices were not sent out until 5 o'clock and the whole affair was conducted as quietly as possible. A fine of 125 will be placed on a member of the anion oaught talking to a reporter. The meeting was called for the purpose of reading a report from the Eastern Distriot Oounoil in which it was stated that the counoil would come to Perth Amboy and look into the diffi culties here with the idea of having matters satisfactorily adjusted by the first of May. Sometime ago the committee who have charge of the union affairs in regard to a change in the wage scale from being paid by the piece to so much per cubic foot, notified the East ern District Counsel to the effect that they expected to have trouble at the local factories. Late yesterday the committee reoeived a communication from the oounsel and this was read last night. The report was to the effeot that he would oome to this city to look over the situation and try to make the necessary arrangement so that every thing would be satisfactory by the first of the month. Ih~1he meantime he advised tne men to aot in modera tion and cause no trouble before they heard from him again which he said would be very shortly. The pressers claim that last Monday the mitre cutters in one of the local plants got a raise from 32 to 36 cents an hour and the day pressers were advanced from 28 cents an hour to 30 cents. This, it is understood, has made many of the pressers who are paid by the piece more dissatisfied. STREETS ARE BEiNC SPRINKLED TO-DAY. Work Is Being Done Free of Charge This Week? May Purchase Another Cart. E. J. Dorsey & Sous have purchased the street sprinkling outfit of James McDermott and at noon today they put the sprinkler to work laying the dust on Smith and State streest. This will be continued for the balance of the week free. Frank Dorsey said today that begin ning Monday tiny will start to water the streets and if they receive patron age enough to pay them they have option on another cart whioh they will purchase for use on the other streets. Surrendered By Bondsman. Nick Forge, of 10 Qoodwin street, was surrendered by his bondsman, Jacob Brochinski, this morning and he was committed to jail. Forge was considered one of the leaders of the reoent strike at the Raritan Oopper Worss and he watt arrested on a charge of assault and battery made against him by John Hulsart, a mason. Un less Forge, who denied all intentions of going away, obtains other bnil during the day, he will be sent to New Brunswiok to await the action of the grand jury. Take notice that mv wife Minnie, having left my bed and board, I will not be responsible for any debts con tracted by her from this date. August Zeltuiann. April 28, 1903. 2586-4-28-1 Do You Need a new fl TOOTH BRUSH f SEXTON S ELLS THEM ^ A L I PRICES iMITH PAINTERS TO HOLD A MASS MEETING. Out Of Town Men Will Be Present To Give Addresses? To Discuss Local Situation. There will be a mass meeting of the Painters, Paperhangers and Decorators Union tomorrow night in their hall at 188 Smith street. ? The meeting is to commence at 8 o'clock sharp and all the members of the union are requested to be present. There will be three out of town speak ers present. One will come from Philadelphia and two from New York. The New York man will be the gener al organizer. The subject to be dis cussed will probably be the differences between the painters and the bosses. The journeymen want an increase in wages and threaten to strike on May 1st if their demands are not grunted. TO LAY THE CORNER STONE. Hungarian Catholics Will Cele brate Event on Sunday Afternoon. TO HAVE A PARADE. The corner stone of the Hungarian Catholic church will be laid Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. B. T. O'Connell will be in charge of the services. The new church is situated on Cort landt street. All Hungarian and Polish societies are invited to join in the parade which will start from Gadek'B Hall in State street and will march to Center street where Father O'Connell will be met. the parade act ing as his escort to the building where the stone will be laid. The mason work is nearly complet ed. Peter Eassa is the contractor in charge. The 'carpenters will com mence tomorrow to lay the floor. WANT $25,000 FOR DEATH OF McBOUN. Man Said To Have Been Put Off Train On Drawbridge And Was Killed. ( Special to the Evening News ) New Brunswick, April 23: ? The case of William F. Gildersleeve, adminis trator for the estate of John C. Mc Boun against the Central Railroad of New Jersey for $ 25, 000, was up before Judge Fort this morning. Last Sep tember McBoun was ridinsr on one of the Jersey Central trains. McBoun, it is said, had no ticket, and the con ductor is said to have put him off on the drawbridge. He was struck by another train and was killed. Card of Thanks. Mrs. John Humphries wishes to ex Dress her appreciation and thanks to her many friends and members of Ira B. Tice Lodge, the comrades at the Raritan Copper Works and to under taker Thomas Burke, for the kindness shown in her recent bereavement. On The Spot. V. S. Richardson, H. V. Snyder and F. N. Roberts, of the New York and New Jersey Telephone Company, are in town to receive applications and complaints day or evening. They are stopping at the Packer House. 4-23 -6 t TO ARREST YOUR ATTENTION WHAT a murdnrou! thing it is to drink water when 17 drops can contain 36,000,000 livi g creatures. Why drink water when you W* ft HI V Beer for only 80 cents, delive*>d to your house. THE HYGEINE Steam Bottling Works, Tel. 142 b. 254 New Brunswick Av. SCHOLARS IN THE CANTATA. Names of Those Who Will Take Part-Will Be Elaborate Affair. BEAUTIFUL COSTUMES. Grammar Grade Pupils In The High School Building Will Raise Money For Pur chase of a Piano? Rehersals Now Be ing Conducted- -Title Is "Cinderella In Flowerland. Great preparations are being made by the grammar graile pupils of the High School building for the cantata "Cinderella in Flowerland" which is to be given in the High School audi torium Thursday and Friday of next week. This promises to be one of the most elaborate [productions of this kind ever given in this city. No pains are being spared in making the cos tumes complete in every respect. Five rooms are included in the pro duction. They are in charge of Mrs. Pemberton, Miss Hawk, Miss Smith, Miss Gibbons and Miss ,F. E. Kent. Of these Miss Smith, Miss Gibbons and Miss Kent have charge of the management [of the cantata, while Miss Hawk and Mrs. Pemberton are drilling the pupils. There are four scenes in the cantata. The first is entitled j " Prince Sun shine's invitation "to the L May-day ball;" second, "Godmother Nature sends Daisy off to the ball;"third,JThe May-day ball and the shower ;"fourth, The Princess of Sunbeam Castle. "Thursday night Miss Bessie Boos will stive a piano solo and on Friday , >% ght, Julius Guttman will also render a solo. Both evenings^-there will be recitations by Mrs pr . rjj -J^jjrchel^jfl who will recitc -^jueah," an F. W. Fithian w^iose selectiofa ?z. ??. . titled "The Appile Tree." The pupils who will take part in the cantata are: Fairy, Beatrice Fels; Cinderella, Daisy, Edna Christopher son : Proud Sisters, Hollyhock, Tiger Lily, Anna Dover and Lulu Dunham ; Godmother Nature, Marion Nedham ; Bonnie Bee, Little Page, Louis Crow ell; Butterflies, Charioteers, Sadie Miller, Gladys Eilert, Merle Eilert, Mattie Gerns, Kathleen Martin, Emily Larsen ; Robin Ked, Prince's Herald. Van Mulchahey; Prinoe Sunshine of Sunbeam Castle, Jack Klein. Guests at the Ball ; Poppy, Irene Rock ; fcSweet Brier, Alice Fiigen; Buttercup, Marion Foote ; Mignonette, Marguerite Boughton ; Pansy, Hannah Hustler ; Lily Bell, Olaa Brown ; Daffodil, Florence Garretson, Sweet Pea. Gladys Crowell; Violet, Flossie Kreielsheimer ; Narcissus, Mildred Deitche. Sunbeams, Fred Briegs, Alfred Pett, Albert Bunten, Richard Flansburgh, Milton Oertel, Willie Christopherson, John Slobodien, Harold Seel, Ira Mandeville, Harry Zigenfuss, George Cosgrove ; Raindrops, Rose Benish, Ethel Hibbett, Lillian Munroe, James Warren Alice Brown, Anna Rosenfield, Lottie Shirley, Mary Nelson, Marg uerite Pfeiffer, Bessie Bain, Lizzie Martinueen, Henrietta Hanson. The chorus is oomposed of 67 voioes. Thev are : Walter Barnes, Anna Stahr, Teeney Friedman, Bessie Monoks. Martha Borkowski, Christine Johan sen, Fanny Seamy, Isabel Grieve, Ruth Horneby. Blanche Berger, Will iam Hornsby, Lizzie Trauger, Evelyn Remmicke, Mary Hornsby, Harriet Tice, Kittie Berner, HeBsie Johansen, Mabel Main, Luisa Henry, Alic eGal lagher, Marv Jensen, Lillian Fiigen, Daisy Hancock, Mary Lund, Emma Rcdgers, Ada Fullerton, Rosie Rosen field, Orsa Jensen, Tena Peterson, Johanna Koyen, Anna Rosenfield, Henrietta Satter, Stella Martin, Ellen Hunsen, Minnie Jacobsen, John Dam gaard, Arthur LaRoe, William Eyre kuss. Viola Horner, Eddie ; Mills, Lizzie Martinusen, Marguerite Pfeiff er, Jennie Johnson, Lottie Petty. Lizzie Tjornelund. Olive Kipp, Ella Sesuine, Joseph Cohen, Ida Johnson, Emil Jensen, Hilda Brody, Ethel Hibbitt, Ida Glaus, Gertrude Bollerup, Edward Saurman, Hans Larsen, John Mortensen, Arlie Qaakenbush, Pearl Koch, Louise Colfer, Ada Hope, Ben jamin Cohen, Lizzie Frey, Margaret VanDusen, Mabel Dnnfee, Larry Beok, Tena Jessen. Bargains in real estate are to be found in the real estate column on page 2.