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HENRY JACOBS DIES OF HIS INJURIES. Was Stabbed Several Weeks Ago Step-Son Arrested Charged With The Crime. Henry Jacobs, who was stabbed in tho back several weeks ago, died of his injuries at 6 o'clock last night. His stepson, John Skimmons, is now in the county jail, accused of doing the stabbing. He will now probably be charged with murder. As was told in the Evening News, Jaoobs and Skimmons were said to have quarrelled. For some time after the stabbiug Skimmons could not be foand. He afterward gave himself up to the police and Jacobs refused to make a charge against him. This was done by Chief Minnick. Mr. Jacob's funeral will be held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the home of his sister, Mrs. Kempt. POTTERY SOLD FOR TERRA COTTA PLANT.! Name of Purchaser Kept Quiet For| The Present? Will Employ Be tween 150 And 200 Hands. The pottery belonging to H. O. Perrine Sr. and ruu by Regan & Co., has been sold, but the name of the purchaser is being kept quiet. It is to be used for the manufacturing of terta cotta and will employ from 150 to 200 men. This will be of great benefit to the borough as factories are badly needed here and it is to be hoped that more will follow, as here tofore everything iii the way of em ployment for men has been dependent on the railroads and coal docks. MISS LULU SL0VER MARRIED. Becomes The Bride of James Pryoe, of] Plainfield. Miss Lulu Slover, [oldest daughter | of former assemblyman and Mrs. Andrew Slover, was united in mar- 1 riage to Mr. James Prvce, of Plain- 1 field, at Christ Church by Rev. H. M. P. Pearse at high noon yesterday. The bride looked very charming attired in white silk and veil caught with orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of white bridal roses. The Maid of Honor, Miss Grace Bogart, was prettily attired in white also and | carried a bouquet of pink bridal[roses. The bride entered the church on her father's arm, preceded by the charm ing little flower girl and followed by the attendants. They passed up the aisle to the beautifully decorated chancel where her father gave her to the intended groom and the marriage was solemnized with the beautiful ceremony of the Episcopal churoh. Mr. John Pryoe, the groom's brother, was best man. Miss Emma Dayton presided at the organ. At the bride's home on Bordentown avenue, a reception was held after ?which they left on the 6.50 Pennsyl vania train for Philadelphia. -After their return they will make their home in Plainfield. MISS RUSHMAN SURPRISED. Number of Her Friends Called Upon Her| At The Home of Emil Lincke. Miss Carrie Bushman was very pleasantly surprised bv a number of young friends at her home with Mr. Iand Mrs. Emil Linke of David street. The time was passed with various | games and singing. About 12 o'olook a fine supper was enjoyed and the merry crowd lingered until 2 a. m. Among the guests were : ^.Miss Daisy Walling, the Misses Mary, P' 'yatie and Annie Beoker, Maud and V" May Grov?r, Lillie Preehan, Christina Freiohneicht, Louis Semoneit, Rittie Dayton, Estella Grover, Carrie Rush mau, Miss Mary Thumbiiart, George Fansser, Lewis Beoker, Lawrence Henry, Fred Everson, David Grover, Willie Linke and Nathaniel Dayton. If you are looking for real estate | investment read the column on page 2. H. P ARISEN ?0I David St. So. Amboy, N. J. ] k PIANOS and ORGANS ^.cXDBURY, WEBSTER and HENNIN6 PIAN0SI ?k Organs froitylO up. Square Pianos from j $15 i?,#^ Cash or Installments. Entertained Ministers. Rev. and Mrs. W. T. Abbott, of Ocean Grove, have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Dayton, of George street, ainoe Saturday, April 18th and have returned to their home after a pleasant visit. Rev. and Mrs. D. W. C. Mclntire were entertained at tea on Monday evening by Mrs. William Drivton, in honor of their guests. A number of other guests were also entertained during the even ing very enjovably. Mr. Abbott con ducted the services in the M. E. Oliuroh last Sunday. An Enjoyable Time. The Order of Railway Clerks had a social time in their rooms at the K. of P. Hall, Tuesday evening, April 21st. They passed the time very pleas antly with singing, music and social chat. Messrs. Nichols and Church plaved several duets on the mandolin and banjo. OBITUARY. Charles Rea, son of Mrs. Margaret Rea, of Augusta street, died early Tuesday morning with consumption after 7 weeks' illness. He will be buried Friday morning from St. Mary's Church where the Requiem High Mass will be celebrated. Interment will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery. J. J. Scully, funeral direotor. He leaves a widowed mother, five sisters and two brothers. Signs of Mormons In Town. Have the Mormons struck town? The town appears to be deluged with Mormon literature, books, pamphlets, etc.. have been distributed through the borough by men supposedly Mor mons. If this is the case a Law and Order League ought to be started at once. NEWS ITEMS One of the two horses attached to the tobacco wagon belonging to the J. F. Groben Co. , became tired stand ing and began to kick and bite the other horse. In his friskiness he got one of his feet fast and fell, causing quite a commotion. He was some what subdued when released from his new position. Mr. John Dev, of Jersey City, a former resident of this borough, was in town" Tuesday morning, calling on old friends. Mrs. Marion Brown, of Johfi street, is having her house painted by John Faulk. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Fisher, of John street, and Edward Lockhart and Richard Fisher, of Sayreville, spent Sunday witn the Misses Graff, of New York City. Mrs. Charles Pierce, of John street;, will spend a week with friends in New York. Mrs. McKenn, of Augusta street, has had a new fence erected around her property. The tug Newport brought in a large tow to load with coal about 7 o'clock yesterday morning. The four summer boats which were stationed at the docks for the winter, have been thoroughly repaired and are launched. Miss Amelia Applegate, of Jersey City, spent Tuesday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elias Applegate, of Second Street. One of Howell & Gordon's horses being in touch with the rest of the runaways of the past few days, got restless while standing in front of John Watson's house and started for home. The David street gateman was going to head him off but the horse turned into the coal yard instead of crossing the tracks and was caught there by the driver. Mrs. V. Kerr was a New York visit or Tuesday. The Misses Daisy and Bee Graff re turned to their homes last week after a delightful visit with Mr. and Mrs. Willis Fisher, of John street. Henry McDowell had a new fenoe erected around his [bouse on Main street, and is having the grounds im proved also. Eler's house is going up rapidly. Main street is the new street for new buildings at present. Miss Essie Force, who has been boarding in the city, will remain with h?r parents on John street hereafter and will commute. J. Watson Jr., of David street, is having repairs done to his cottage. Miss Gertie Clark has returned home after a pleasant visit with friends in town. Mrs. Charles Havens and Mrs. Harry Liming and daughter Genevieve, of Augusta street, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.?Nat Liming, ot Perth Amboy Tuesday. Mr. Berrien is much better and resting easier, his son says. William 8nllivan is having hie store greatly improved and beautified by a coat of paint. Mr. and Mrs. Terrell, of John street, have moved into Mrs. William Inman's hosne, on Pine avenne. A surprise party was given to the daugther of Mr. and Mrs. J. John son, of Ernston. About fifty guests were present. There was the usual good time, refreshments served, games played, and all are ready to en joy another one as soon as possible ' Mrs. Douglas Hunt furnished beau tifnl Easter, or Bermuda lilies for deoorting the Slover residence for the wedding . The midnight freight train, while drilliug at the foot of Henry street, backed one of the oars off the track and the wheels of it are imbedded in the ground. The Epworth League of the M. E. Church will hold its twenty-third an niversary on Friday night, April 24. All the members of the Y. P. S O. EL are invited to attend. Charles Steuerwald Jr., is better and walked as far as his doctor's office on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Metz and daughter Alice, of Camden, are visit ins; Mrs. Metz's parents Mr. and Mis. John Everett, of Bordentown avenue. Miss Alice Stults, of Dayton, is vis iting Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Stults, Sr. Walter Wilson and Miss Glassy, of Jersey Citv, spent Sunday with Mr. Wilson's parents, ^Mr. and ^Mrs. Alec Wilson Sr. of Second street. McDowell Bros, are painting Mr. Henry Wolff's house on Bergen Hill. Ellen, little daugter of Mr. and Mrs. Al. Parisen, of the Heights, is attending Mrs. E. K. Haines' private school. NATIONAL MARKSMANSHIP. Federal Soldiers nnd the National liuardn to Compete *t Sea Girt. WASHINGTON, April 23.-Secretary Hoot hus approved the proceeding* of the board appointed to prescribe tests to govern awards of a national marks manship trophy and medals and other prizes for marksmanship. The national match is to be shot Sept. 8 and 9 at Sea Girt, N. J., and will be open to teams of twelve men from the following: From the army of the United States, one team from the troops stationed within each of the military depart ments; the United States navy, the United States marine corps, the na tional guard or uniformed militia of the several states and territories. The prizes are to be, first, for highest aggregate total in two days' contest, the national trophy, authorized by act of cougress, to be competed for annu ally; $1,000 and $500. Second highest total, the Hilton tro phy and $300. Third highest total, the bronze "Sol dier of Marathon." presented by the commander In chief on behalf of the state of New York, and $200. Fourth highest. $150. The fifth highest, $100; the sixth, $50; also medal to each member of each winning team. The board recommends that every facility should be offered citizens out side of the army and organized militia to become proficient in rifle shooting and that this purpose can be best ac complished by means of rifle clubs. The Liaht That Failed. Mrs. A. ? When I was engaged to my husband he was the very light of my existence. Mrs. D. ? And now ? ? Mrs. A. ? The light goes out every night. ? Brooklyn Life. Hoiue Voyaare wf the Mlacter. WASHINGTON. April 23,-The navy department is informed that the sup ply ship Glacier has left Cavite for Co lombo on her way through the Suea canal to New York. The Glacier has been used in the transportation of re frigerated meat and other supplies from Australia to the troops and sail ors in the Philippines. Being no longer required for service, she has 'been or dered home. She will be assigned to the north Atlantic fleet, which is in great need\Of a supply ship. CONDENSED DISPATCHES. Montreal gravediggers are on strike for an increase of wages. It is denied that the British minister to Cuba will be withdrawn. A Madrid dispatch states that the sultan's brother has been proclaimed emperor of Morocco. The bodies of four passengers burned to death in a wreck on the Erie at Bed House, N. Y., were identified. Anton Hansliau. an Austrian who was to trundle his wife and child across the continent, was ordered de ported. At Columbus Senator Ilanna defend ed organized labor from a recent attack of David M. Parry, president of the National Association of Manufacturers. A rumbling noise, accompanied by vibration, aroused the people of Had dnm. Conn. It was ascribed to an earthquake shock or working of Mount Tom. The Prince of Waies was appointed president of the royal commission to represent Great Britain at the St. Lou is exposition at the special request of King Edward. A jury at Fairfax Courthouse, Va? convicted Robert Hamilton of wreck ing an express train on the Southern railway at Haveuswood and fixed the penalty at fifteen years in the peniten tiary. CAN'T AFFORD RAISE State Board of Arbitration Against Lowell Strikers. REPORT SENT TO THE LEGISLATDRE It la Declared Therein That the De mand of Cotton Mill Workera For a Tea Per Cent Advance In W??ea Is Uajnatiled. BOSTON, April 23.? The textile cor porations ill Lowell involved in the present strike of 17,0<>0 operatives, with a single exception, cannot afford to pay to their help the 10 per cent in crease In wages demanded by organ ized labor, in the opinion of the state board of arbitration and conciliation. This opinion is contained in a report of the board to Governor John L. Bates, summing up its recent inquiry Into the textile situation in Lowell, and is corroborated by a statement from a state statistician based on the figures of an accountant employed by the board to make an examination of the financial condition of the seven mills in question. The board's report was submitted to the governor late in the afternoon and by him seut to the legislature, with a brief explanatory message. In this con nection there was an interesting inci dent. The governor called the atten tion of the house of representatives to the fact that, while the order for the in quiry by the state board "required" a report to the legislature, he assumed the house meant to vote "request the information," as the board is a part of the executive department. The board reviews the present trou ble as far back as the original demand for ?u Increase made in March of last year and says that when the strike or dered at that time was declared off through the intervention of a civic committee the impression prevailed among the operatives that a promise had been made that wages would be increased voluntarily under certain conditions. The board fails to find that .a promise of an increase was made. The board's report Is upward of 16, 000 words in length, with ii supple mentary financial r ? >rt of the Boott. Massachusetts, Merrimack, Appleton, Tremont and Suffolk. Hamilton aud Lawrence mills in Lowell. The board does not find from exami nation of the lists of stockholders that the Lorwell mills are controlled by a combination, as alleged by the employ ees, n?v does it find that the selling agents control prices in such a way as to depress wages. Ti e full amount of holdings of tb* selling agents does not show that their Interest is sufficient to give them control. In a financial table the board finds that the capitalization of the seven u4]}? Is $11,250,000. On tlie question of salaries paid to officials the board shows that out of every hundred dollars received from goods made $1.02 was paid in salaries in the Fall River cotton mills, $1.51 in New Bedford and $1.43 in Lowell. In spection of the mills by the hoard it self and b.v an impartial expert, the re port says, has shown that the Lowell corporations labor under a disadvan tage in comparison with those having modern plants. Lowell manufacturers have to meet southern competition on coarser goods and that of the beat equipped modern mills in liner fabrics. The report further says: "It is unnecessary to more than refer to the increase of southern mills dur ing the last ten years to show that Lowell has a formidable oompetltor there. Of the total sain of Mtt*l spin dles In the United States from 1880 te 1900 of 4,920,240, 53 per ctat, or 4747. 839, were In the south, which prod ocas the plain coarse foods roch as are largely made tn LoiwsH. "In view of these facts and after careful study of tho reports of the va rious experts employed the board finds that the claim of the mills that they canuot afford to Increase wages is sus tained except in the case of the Law rence Manufacturing company, whose books show that this company is able to grant the advance demanded." The rej)ort is signed by Warren A. Reed, Richard P. Barry and Charles D. Palmer, members of the board. Elizabeth Hardware Co. Builders' Hardware and Tools Mill and Contractors Supplies Wrought Iron Pipe and Fittings Valves and Packing Leather Belting Waste Bar Iron ...158 SMITH STREET... Backus Gas and Gasolene Engines Cheapest Power Known for Driving All Kinds of Machinery. ? " ? 1 1 Send for particulars to BACKUS WATER MOTORCO NEWARK, S. J.. U. 8. 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