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PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS.
.VOL. II. NO. 235 PERTH AMBOY, N. J., TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1903 SECOND EDITION McCLELLANS TO GET A CHEMICAL ENGINE. Board of Aldermen Adopted Recommendations of the Committee of the Whole Providing for Many Changes? New House for Washing ton Hose?Linco/ns Get New Carriage, L The Board of Aldermen made known W their intention regarding the improve jf ment of the fire department at their meeting last night. The program is about the same as announced in the Evening News several weeks ago. The matter was handled verv gently and it was evident that everything had been arranged before the meeting. The entire program had been written oat and after it was read the formal vote was taken and passed unanimous ly. It is expected the improvements will be completed in abont three months. The recommendations were present ed as a report from the committee of the whole. The committee recom monded that Washington Hose Com pany have a new building located somewhere near the city hall and a new hose carriage; Lincoln Hose k Company have a new hose cart and ft building repaired and painted; a y modern set of ladders be purchased \ tor Protection Hook and Ladder Com pany ; McOlellan Hose Company haVe ohemical engine, either a team or new horse, their building repaired and painted and a stable. The com m rtee also recommended that a new company be organized to be looated in the western section of tho city near S nith street. A number of firemen were present last night and the Hook and Ladder boys did not hesitate to express their feelings regarding the action of the aldermen. They claim modern ladders cannot be placed on the old truck which is liable to break down now on anv run. There had evidently been a division k among the members of the oommittee I when the question was under discus ' sion. Aldermen GannoD and Smith, both toldja News reporter to put them down in favor of a complete new out k fit for the Protection boys, intimating i that an effort had been made to get a f new truck, but tne majority had ruled. I Nothing was said regarding steam - r ers. In fact, nothing was said at all, excepting the reading of the recom mendations which were passed with out comment. The amount of bonds to be issued was not mentioned. The board is not prepared to tackle' this subject as vet. Thev said the cost of the work will have to be ascertained. The reason for putting the new / company near Smith street is said to > be that within the near future]another new company will be organized and established somewhere in the vicinity of Woodbridge road. This, it is thought, will give equal protection throughout the city. The site for Washington Hose house will be somewhere near Smith and Rector streets, the aldermen have several lots in view. The house will bo of brick and a very substantial structure. CIRCUS IS COMING Tomorrow the wonderful circus, " Hargreaves, " comes to Perth Am boy. Just where they will pitoh their tents is not announced, but it will probably be on the usual grounds on .the Stump farm near the Stove Works. MPhen the Hargreaves oircus was here Hpst year they had such a wonderful Hint of animals that the small boys "have not yet gotten over the fact. When they give their performance to morrow afternoon and evening there It will no doubt be a big crowd on hand. CONVENTION OF BAPTISTS. East Association Will Meet in This City for First Time in Thirty Years. THE DATE IS JUNE 1 0. The East Association of Baptist churches will meet in this city June 10. This is the first time in thirty years that the association has met heie and the local Baptists are prepar ing to entertain the delegates royally. The association comprises all the Baptist churches of ^Newark, Eliza beth, Plainfield, Lyons Farms, Rail way, some of Jersey City and all the towns throughout this section. No business of unusual importance will be transacted the session being devoted entirely to rontine and the discussion of the welfare of the churches. The Ladies Aid Society of the looal church held a meeting yesterday af ternoon to plan for the entertainment of the guests. It is expected that about 300 delegates will be present. The program has not been arranged but several noted speakers will be on hand to give addresses. The session will last but one day, inoluding the business session and meeting at which addresses will be given. Read the real estate advertising column on page 2, today. STEAM FITTERS TO ORGANIZE UNION. Met Last Night to Talk Over the Matter? Another Date to be Fixed Later. The steamfltters of this oity, about twelve in number, held a meeting in Kirby's cafe on Smith street last night and decided to organize a union of their own. They will become part of the organization known as The Steamfltters and Plumbers Association of America, a brabch of which can be established in any city when there are enough steamfltters to make it suc cessful. The steamfltters will hold another meeting at a date to be set later. MRS. RIELLY'S FUNERAL Many Friends Fill St. Mary's Church to At tend the Obsequies. The funeral of Mrs. Rose Reilly, who died in Trenton Saturday even ing, took place from St. Mary's church this morning at 10 o'clock. The churoh was filled with friends who came to have a last look at the one they had known so manv years. The pallbearers were J. F. O'Brien, Thomas Kelly, Lawrence Mullin, Patrick Newman, Morris Hallahan and Terrence Quinn. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery. m AaaahhI a of Merchants, Manufacturers, Corporations ^ AvCOUniS and Individuals Solicited jm-L. INTEREST PAID ON \ 2 per cent, on $ 500 or over DAILY BALANCES \ 3 per cent, on $1,000 or over Safe Deposit Boxes to Rent at Low Rates LIBERAL POLICY THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK 110 SMITH STREET, PERTH AM BOY, N. J. Capital | Profits | Deposits _$l,000,000 HAMILTON V. KE4N. Pn?8iDl.?rr. BABBT tONADU CAm ki = TWO TUCS IN COMMISSION. Lehigh Valley Handling Their Tows Under Difficulties-Boats Down East. ALLENTOWN IS MOVING. Philadelphia & Reading Tugs Will Come to Dry Docks in Perth Amboy for Over hauling?Two Local Tugs are Still Tied Up at the Docks?Fireman Re signed. That the Lehigh Valley railroad means to win the strike now on with the tug boat engineers, is evident from their aotions. This mornina they were able to Ret the tug9 Genesee and Allentown to work. The Genesee came back from her trip to Connecticut last night,, and was immediately started off again with another tow. The Allentown, which has been in one of the ship yards for the last few weeks, was finished yesterday afternoon and came here. This morning, just as she was about to start for New York, after a tow, the fireman resigned his place. The chief engineer came ashore to look foi a fireman and after some trouble found one. At 10.30 the Allentown was able to start fo^ New York to bring back a light tow. Sinoe the strike, although a number of Staten Island tugs have been at work for the Valley, it has been almost impossible to get enough empty coal boats here to keep the men on the docks at work. As the coal is not ooming in as fast as it might, a num ber of the brakeqaen will only work half a day today. The tug Woodbridge and Oatesauqaa with three other smaller tugs, are still tied up on account of the strike. The Valley tugs at Boston are still at work, and no trouble is expected from that place. ( Special to the Evening News ) Carteret, May 6 : ? Pending the tnsr boat difficulties the Philadelphia & Reading Company has decided to overhaul their boats at the dry docks in Perth Ambov, and when the differ ences are settled their boats will be in first class order for handling business. The Reading Company have a number of applications for the vacant marine engineers positions and by the time the boats are readv to go in service it is expected that sufficient new men will be available to start the boats without interruption. LOCAL ITEMS. Miss Mattie Koehler is the owner of a new Yale bioyole. Carl Roessler returned to his home in Newport yesterday after spending Sunday with his brother, Franz Roess ler, on High street. Frank Mendel, of Elizabeth, was a Perth Amboy visitor yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. M. Slobodien, of this city, and Mrs. Philip Slobodien, of Sooth Carteret, are spending the day at Plainfleld. Mr. and Mrs. S. Hymen, of New York, are making their home in this city. Gertrude Fouratt, of Brighton ave nue, is sufferinK from a severe cold. ? Mrs. Cornelius Jones, of Brighton avenue, is visiting her daughter in Irvington. Mrs. Bruce Smith, of Smith street, has returned home after visiting rela tives in Orange. Mrs. Alfred Brace, of Gordon street, is now able to be up after her serious and long illness. NOTICE. The Committee on Judiciary of the Council of the City of Perth Amboy, N. J., respectfully invites the citizens of the City of Perth Amboy at a pub lic meeting to be held at City Hall in Council Chamber on Monday even ing, Mav 11, 1903, at 8 p. m. , to dis cuss the matter of wet dook property now pending before the Connoil. JOHN F. RIELLEY. City Clerk. Dated May 5. 1903. 2647-5-6 & 11-at 'TWAS A GRAND CELBRATION. Matt Hansen Observed His Silver Wedding in Fine Style Last Night. COSTLY PRESENTS. Parlor Furniture? Silver and Beautiful Articles? Everybody Had Enjoyable Time? Braga Hall Wat Crowded- Over Two Hundred Guests at Supper? Danc ed All Night. When Matt Hansen, of New Bruns wick avenue, told a few of his numer ous friends that Monday night he would celebrate his silver wedding anniversary they were Bnrprised, and immediately spread the tidings among his many friends. When he issued the invitations he fonnd that it would be necessary to hire Brasa Hall for the occasion. The crowd began to arrive at 7 o'clock and they seemed to come alto gether. loaded down with all kinds of presents from a parlor suit to a silver milk pitcher. At 8 o'clock the oroliestra struck up a march, and led by Mr. and Mrs. Hansen with over 30C guests following, the line proceed ed to the tables where supper was served. During the supper speeohes were made by a number of friends. Louis Swartz, of Newark, was the first speaker of the evening. Mr. Swartz congratulated Mr. and Mrs. Hansen on their many happy years of married life and wished them future prosperity. Following Mr. Swartz, Nels Orsoe made a short address telling of olden times. Peter Peterson made a speech in behalf of the Danish Brotherhood. John Poulsen, the sohool commission er, made an address and after Mr. Poulsen every one present shook hands with the host and hostess. After supper the Braga Singing So ciety sane a number of selections, as they were encored so long and loudly it was necessary for them to sing again and again. After Braga had finished, the floor was cleared and danoing was kept np until 6 o'clock this morning when the last of the orowd, tired but happy and merry, departed. The presents were so numerous that they filled the house. The members of. Braga Singing Society gave a silver carving set. The Danish Brotherhood Thor Lodge 46, gave a parlor suit. The Danish Sisterhood Freia Lodge 36, gave a ohina closet, while the Sociable A. C. presented the oouple with a silver coffee set of five pieces. A FINE LECTURE An Appreciative Audience Heard Discourse in Baptist Church Last Night. An appreciative audience greeted Rev. Dr. O. H. Woolston of Philadel phia, in the First Baptist church last night when he delivered his lecture, "Europe as Seen by An American." The speaker, with his ready wit, kept his audience in a good humor as he told of his remarkable experiences while traveling on the continent. He is an excellent talker and a man of commanding appearance. The audi ence was delighted. The lecture was not one of those dried affairs suoh as is often heard when someone tries to talk about Europe. Dr. Woolston knew how to make bright the dull plaoes and the pictures added interest to bis talk. The long and hearty applause at the conclusion told Di. Woolston that he was a weloome visitor in this city. Lost anything : A cent-a-word ad. in the Evening News will find it for you. A hir/f In your hand Is worth two In At LfliU the bush, and oue box of sal vHtor Brg. Co.'s Wuerzberger Is worth the price of two boxes of auy other b- er Wuerxberger equal to imported; Pale Extra $1.90: Export Pilmer fl.OO. These brands cannot be duplicated tor such prices, besides you get a rebate of 30 cts for each box of empty bottles. The Hygiene Steam Beer Bottling Works, Tel. 1U-B. 854 New Brunswick TRUST COMPANY GETS SOME CITY DEPOSITS. Resolution Passed by Board of Aldermen Last Night Transferring Funds of Water Works and Board of Education to that Institu tion?Aldermen Divided on the Vote. TO LET THE PUBLIC TALK. Board of Aldermen Decide to Have Public Hearing to Dis cuss Wet Dock Property HEARINC MAY II Another attempt to bring np the question of the disposal of the wet dook property developed at the meet ing of the OitT Council last night, when Alderman Gannon made a motion to have a public hearing upon the subject. This is the property, which, at present, is occupied by the Perth Amboy Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, better known as the Ram say plant. This concern holds a lease on the property for ninety-nine years. It is said they want to buy it. At a recent meeting Alderman Gannon in troduced a motion which provided for the sale of the property. Alderman at-large Eckert defeated the motion by denouncing it. He said the pro perty, which today is the most valu able piece of land on the city's water front, was deliberately given away by the men in the oity council. To dis pose of the property now when over half the time of the lease has expired, Mr. Eckert said was even worse. With the motion passed last night the public will be given a chance to give their opinions. The meeting promises to be a lively one. FREEHOLDERS WILL MEET TO-MORROW. Will Probably Discuss the Bridge Approach? Will Reorganize on Wednesday May 13. Special to the Evening News. New Brunswick, May 5? Whether the Board of Freeholders at their reg ular monthly meeting tomorrow will venture to take up the long standing matter of the approaches to the Perth Amboy bridge is problematical. Some of the Freeholders, when ' approached upon the matter yesterday said they did not know what aotion the Board would take tomorrow. It is thought by some that the Wolff approach will be aooepted. May 18 the new board will meet and eleot officers. It is expected that D. W. Clayton, the Deputy Surrogate, will be re-elected, as well as Solioitor Peter F. Daly and Director Asbury ! Fountain. There is hardly likely to be any change in the other officers. TO DISCUSS STREETS. The three committees of the Cham ber of Commerce will meet in Judge Lyon's office tonight to discuss the three laws under which the improve ments of the city streets may be made more rapidly. The meeting 'promises to be an interesting one. The Board of Aldermen has been invited to be present. The law which meets with the greatest favor will probably be published. Bought Colyer Property. E. F. Colyer, through the Bishop Company, has sold his home on Rector street to C. R. Fletcher, manager of the Ashland Emery Mills. Mr. Colyer and family will move to Schenectady, N. Y. Real Estate advertising in the Even ing News brings results. [pgXTON'S Delicious Ice Cream Soda, Ice Cream by the Plate, 5-10 cents? Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla Flavors? Ice Creart) by the Quart, 30 cts, at Se^torfs DrlJg Store, 70-72 Smith Street ? Alderman Campbell precipitated a wordy war in City Conncil last even ing when be introduced a resolution to make the Perth Amboy Treat Com pany one of the deoositories of the city's moner. This was a matter that had evidently not been discassed in committee meeting. Alderman Rnnyon made the first attack when he declared the resolu tion uncalled for. Mr. Rnnyon said as one of the members of the board was a director of the trust company he thought the resolution entirely ont of order. To this Alderman-at-large Eckert, after asking Alderman Qannon to take the chair, replied that he was the director referred to bnt as such knew nothing of the resolntion which had been introduced. Mi. Eckert also declared that he saw no reason why the trust company, being a local oon cern, should not have the same chanoe, especially when he recall the city's losses in the failure of the Middlesex bank. Aldermen Campbell and Toft also hAd a few words to say in its favor, after which Alderman Runyon, to de fend his course in the matter, took the floor again. He t>aid if the trust company was a national instead of a State institution he would be in favor of the resolution, but the recent bank failure, already referred to, had taught a lesson, whioh is that the national banks was the safest and he believed the money should stay where it is. As an in stance Alderman RunTon cited the recent crash at Asbury Park in which a national bank and a trust oompany were the victim*,^ The. -&ar)tonal, he said, will pay its creditors do dollar while the trust company but forty cents on the dollar. Mr. Run yon then offered an amendment to the resolution, referring it to the flnanoe committee of which he is chairman, but upon vote, it was lost. Alder man-at-large Eckert and Aldermen Gannon, Campbell and Toft voted the motion down. The original resolu tion was then put and carried by the same vote which defeated the amend ment. The resolution provides that the funds of the Water Works and Board of Education be transferred to the Trust Company. DANCING CLASS RECEPTION. Dominant Society Orchestra Will Furnish Music for the Dancing. The Raritan Dancing Glass will hold their first grand reception in Wilder Hall, Smith street, tonight. The management have spared no pains to make this reception all that it shonld be, and it will be one of those delightful affairs of which one hears so mncn about, and very seldom has a chance to attend. The doors will be opened at 8 o'clock and from then on nntil the wee sma' hours of the morning dancing will be the feature. The music will be fur nished by the famous Dominant So ciety whose reputation is well estab lished. This will be one of the attrac tions. From the report of the committee, which has charge of the sale of tickets the financial success of the ball is already assured. Hospital Auxiliary Meeting. ' The Women's Auxiliary to the City Hospital Association will hold the regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. G. D. Runyon on Thursday, May 7 at 3 p. m. Arrangements for their semi-annual rummage sale will be completed at this meeting. Hooks Meet To-night. The members of Protection Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 are re quested to attend the regular meeting to be held in the truck house, State street, tonight. Prices on Prescriptions Don't thiuk because of Drug Store is superior to some, in our equip ments, and our met is so progies sive. that our prices am high, we fill all Doctors' Prescriptions at moder ate prices. Quality the best. Gtll and be convinced. PARISEN'S Prescription Pharmacy