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Wednesday, may 6 1903. second edition
Committee of Chamber of Commerce Held Important Session Last
Night? Mayor and City Council Was Present? Petition Being
Circulated to Pave High Street? Want Work Done Quickly.
| To create a public sentiment in
I favor v' better streets for Perth Am
boy was the theme of three commit
tees which made their report at the
meeting of the Chamber of Commerce
held in Jadge Lyon's office last night.
..Chapter 78, of the law of 1901,whioh is
an act to amend an act entitled "An
Act to Authorize the Improvement
of Streets and Highways," is the law
selected by the Legislative committee.
It authorizes the expenditure of
$li00,000|by the Board of ' Aldermen if
necessary, and while it was not decid
ed to put it up to that body just yet,
such was the consensus of opinion .of
those present.
Fully thirty-five members were
present, including a number of tne
thirteen newly elected members taken
in last night. Mayor ' Seaman was
also presept and with City Attorney
Hommann and Judge Lyon's able
assistance the discussion that follow
ed made it the most interesting meet
rig yet held by the board.
In the absence of President Belcher,
who sent word he could not be pres
ent, Second Vioe President Dntton
presided. In oalling for the report of
the Legislative committee it waB found
that S. R. Farrington, chairman of
that dommittee. was absent, so that
Judge Lyon read the law selected.
The law effects cities of all classes in
the State. In part it provides for the
expenditure of not over $1,500 in one
calendar year or not exceeding $15 per
capita of the population as taken from
the last census. By this it would
mean that the Board of Aldermen
have the power to bond the city for
1 as much air $300,000 if necessary for
l the improvement of the city's streets.
I As Judge Lyon finished the reading
of the law he said it was plainly in
K dicated that the whole matter was
I now up to the Board of Aldermen and
nothing remained for the Chamber of
| Commerce to do but urge them along
f in the good work.
Postmaster Tice, the other member
' of the committee, became reminis
cent, recalling the time of fifty years
ago when the town began to lay its
first sidewalks. Hejsaid then every
body thought they would go to the
poorhouse upon going to such an ex
pense. He urged that some definite
' action be taken whereby -the business
streets of Perth Amboy could be im
i proved at once. He also made a
/ motion which was passed, but after
ward withdrawn to have the law upon
the subject published that the people
may see and know just what can be
done in this respect.
Mr. Barnekov asked about the sewer
ing of such streets. He thought that
the bottom should be looked after be
fore the top, so that there would be
no needless tearing up after a stieet
had been paved.
Mr. Farrington came in during the
discussion and when asked to speak
fell in line with Judge Lyon upon the
subject. He also announced that he
was at present oiroulating a petition
to hpve High street paved to whioh
Mr. Haney said he was ready to sign
his name and make an effort to have
the improvement put through.
Mayor Seamap was asked to say a
? few words. He said he was heartily
^in favor of any movement iu the
Hlirection indicated, but made it plain
Vthat it could not all be accomplished
Bin one day, nor a year. He suggested
W that while the soheme of paving the
k streets was being pushed, the matter
" of relievins the situation at once
k could be done with a heavy roller
L after the the dirt roads had been
' scarped as is already done eaoh spring.
City Attorney Hommann, in order
I to get down to more definite action at
?, once, made a motion that the muni
1 cipal oommittee be authorized to
' select several streets to be paved, esti
? 1
mate the cost j?nd kind of paving and
report at the next meeting to be held
Wednesday night at the same place
This was passed.
The members elected last night were
P. D. Carr, Leo Salz, H. O. Bishop,
J. P. Holm, S. M. Jacobsen, Dr. G.
W. Tvrrell, A. Greenbaum, Jacob
Slobodien, Henry McCullongh, O. C.
Sibley, A. Ricci, D. V. Rush and A.
P. Anderson.
Monev Raised by Benefit JBall will
Shortly be Turned Over to the
Board of Governors.
The Board of Direotors of the Perth
Amboy Hospital reoeived a letter
from the C. Pardee Employes Benevo
lent Association to the effect that
their treasarer would shortly turn
over to the hospital board the monev
made by tthe Pardee boys at the ball
given by them in Wilder Hall on Fri
day evening, April 17.
The ball, which was given for the
benefit of the City Hospital, abont
<160 was cleared. The ball committee
was as follows F. H. Walker, J. F.
Rickwood, J. N. Mackey, W. B.
Addison, W. H. Hoy, and A. E.
Richards. They will present the
money to the hospital governors.
A number of owners of power boats
have decided to hold a race between
the craft, on Sunday morning. The
race will be only a social one, will
start abont 8 o'olock. The oourse will
be no the sonnd to the buoy at Port
Reading and back.
Mr. John Reardon spent Snnday
and Monday at New York.
Mrs. John Johnsen and family, of
Newark, are visiting Mrs. Hans John
sen, of Elizabeth street.
Thomas Cunningham, of New York,
visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Cnnningham, of Elizabeth street,
on Snnday.
Mrs. Joseph Laskowski, of State
street, spent a few days in New York.
John Hoffner, of Charles street,
spent Snnday in Newark visiting
Contractor D. S. Hollander spent
Monday in New York.
Robert Harding, of State street,
spent Snnday at Sonth Amboy.
, Simon Dwyer, who has been on the
sick list the past week, is able to be
ont again.
Mr. James Regan and Miss Kate
Reardon visited friends in Brooklvn
Mrs. R. Hnff and son are visiting
her mother, Mrs. John Oxenford, of
State street.
There will be a meeting of the Cen
tral Labor Union in the rooms at 1S8
Smith street, tonight, at which all
members are requested to be present.
Business of great importance is to be
transacted. The meeting will be call
ed to order at 8 o'clock.
On Pleasure Trip.
Dr. Crowther, Dr. Ramsav and
Peter Floersch, are awav on a pleasure
trip to Providence and Boston.
of Merchants, Manufacture's, Corporations
and Individuals Solicited -
INTEREST PAID ON } 2 per cent, on $ 500 or over
DAILY BALANCES ( 3 per cent, on $1,000 or over
Safe Deposit Boxes to Ront at Low Rates
Capital | Profits | Deposits .$1,000,000
Lawver James S. Wight Has Advised Ira R. Crouseto Get his $1,500 1
Warrant Signed by Mr. Walker and Present it to the Comp
troller?City Counsel Hommann Refuses to
Discuss the Matter.
Former City Attorney James 8.
Wight has given as his opinion that
Mr. Walker, former president of the
Board of Education, in the absence of
a successor, is still the president df
the board, and acting on this decision,
Mr. Walker has signed the $1,500
warrants drawn in favor of Ira B.
Grouse at a recent meeting of the
board. Snoh was the statement given
to a News reporter by Mr. Wight this
noon in answer to a query as to what
action he had taken in Mr. Crouse's
Mr. Wight also directed that Mr.
Oolyer, clerk of the board, present
the warrant to Comptroller Voorheea
for his signature and if he refuses, to
ask his reason.
Mr. Voorhees when seen regarding
the matter, said he had not yet re
ceived the warrant signed by Mr.
Walker, bat when he does he said he
could only refer it to Oitv Attorney
Mr. Hommann when asked whether,
in his opinion, Mr. Walker ib still
president of the school board, refused
to discuss the subject. To all qnes.
tions he replied :
"I don't know. I don't know any
thing about it. "
The school board question is creat
ine: much interest throughout the city.
What oourse Mr. Grouse will take,
if Mr. Walker's signature is not hon
ored, is not known. It is probable
that the matter will then be taken to
the courts where the question will be
threshed out.
Meantime the Mayor is awaiting a
reply from the State Superintendent
as to what course he intends to take
in removing the whole board from
Veterans Will Meet To-Night to
Complete Arrangements for
the Parade.
Carriages will Assemble at the City Hall
as Usual and Parade Will Proceed to
the Cemeteries Where Graves will be
Decorated? Flags to be Displayed in
All Parts of the City.
Memorial Day will be observed in
Perth Amboy about as usual. Plans
for the parade by the G. A. R. are
now nearly completed. At the meec
ins; of the members tonight in Odd
Fellows Hall, final arrangements will
be made and the program arranged.
The usual request to the city that
$100 be allowed to the G. A. R. for
their expenses on Memorial Day will
be sent to the proper authorities by
the Quarter Master. On the Sunday
evepinsr before Decoration Day the G.
A. R. members will attend evening
services at the Presbyterian churoh,
where Dr. Mendenhall will give a
special sermon for them.
On Memorial Day the parade will
start from City Hall park down High
street, to[Smith street, thence out New
Brunswick avenue to the cemetery.
The G. A. R. members are now get
ting well along in years and Perth
Amboy has not many of the veterans
left so arrangements are now under
way tn get a company of the sons of
veterans to act as a firing squad over
the graves of the dead soldiers. The
graves in Alpine, St. Mary's and St.
Peter's cemeteries will be visited and
decorated with flowers. All kinds of
wagons can be used and the soldiers
will be well pleased if the owners of
the vehicles will help them out on
this ocoasion.
Aside from the general display of
flags throughout the city there will
be no other demonstration.
Good, Better. Best.
One Telephone is Good, wonld two
be better. If so, then three would be
best. Three telephones would be
rather a nuisanoe, wouldn't they?
Real estate I Real estate ! Read
he bargains in speoial column on
page 2.
A hlrr! l? your linml Ih worth two In
/n uiiu tli- banli, ?n<l xiie box ?>f S?l
VHtor Brg. < ?>.'n Wuernberiter Is worth
i Iih price of two boxes of any ot her beer
W uerzberger $1 U)% equal to imported; Pale
Extra $1.30: Export Pilsner $1 .00. These hrands
cannot I# duplicated for such prices, beside * you
get a rebate oftO cti for each box of empty bottles.
The lljgieue Steam Beer Botliiog Works,
Tel. lkt-B. 964 New Brnuswlolc Av.
Real Estate advertising in the Even
ing News brings results.
Merchants Held a Meeting Yes
terday and are Prepared to
^ J&ttle Jo Finish.
Declare That Trading Stamps are Not
Wanted la Perth Ambey but if the Peo
ple Demand Them the Merchanto Will
Organize a Stamp Company of Their
A number of merchants representing
the varion8 lines of business houses,
held a meeting yesterday at the con
clusion of which it was decided to
fight the proposed introduction of the
trading stamps.
The News printed a week ago the
story of how the Red Star Stamp
Company, of Newark, was again
attempting to introduce the trading
gtamos here. The committee, having
the support of the majority of the
merchants, has planned the war which
will be waged the moment the attempt
to introduce the stamps is made. A
lawyer, if deemed necessary, will be
hired to fight the battles and the first
move will be to see that the $500
license fee, as provided by ordinance,
is paid before the new company is
allowed to do business. A oopy of
this ordinance will be procured today
and if a penalty for the failure of
any one to pay the required fee is not
attached the Board of Aldermen will'
be requested to pass an amendment to
this effect at once so that any legal
proceedings that may be oommenced
will stand in court.
If the matter goes so far that they
find the people want trading stamps
then the merchants will immediately
organize a company of their own and
get into the business which they de
nounce as a humbug from the start.
This will be followed by the worst
cutting and slashing of priceB this old
town ever heard of.
The merchants are determined. A
few years ago they put a stamp com
pany out of business after a short fight
under the same plan they have now
mapped out.
The Real Value.
The value of Telephone Service is
in the number of persons it reaches.
F.J. LARKIN, 867 STATE Street,
will do plumbing, steam, hot water
and hot air heating on monthly pay
Successor to J. K. JENSEN,
250 Washington St. Cor. iohnatoM
Freeholders at Their Meeting in New Brunswick To-day Were Ask
ed to Hear the People of Sayreville on the Matter..This Was
I ; .
Agreed to and the Date Was Fixed for May 20.
Second of the Season Given in
Methodist Church Woodbridge
Last Night.
Large Audience Greeted the Singers
Soloists Wore Greatly Enjoyed -Pro
gram In Two Parts? The Society Rend
ered "The Passing of Summers" in
Pleas'ng Manner.
The second concert of the Orpheus
Sooiety, of Woodbridge, was held in
the Methodist chnrch of that place
last night. As in former years,
Charles Herbert Clarke, was the con
ductor. Mr. Clarke is welJ known in
thia city. His popularity in Wood -
bridge increases year by year.
The soloists last night were Miss
Ethel Crane, soprano; Miss Esther
May Plumb, contralto; Mr. Frederic
W. Elliott, tenor ; Mr. Frank W. Rob
inson, Dass. To say that Mr. Clarke
seleoted the soloists tells that they are
the best to be found. The organist
was Mrs. Seth Lock wood and Miss
Susie H. Dixon presided at the piano.
The program was rendered in two
parts. Part 1 consisted of solos.
Those rendered were "A New Heaven
and a New Earth" by Mr. Robinson
aad the sooiety; "Peaoe" and
"Spring's Awakening' ' by Miss Crane ;
"O Mie Fernando" by Miss Plumb,
and "From Thy Love as a Father"
by Itiss Crane and the Sooiety.
Part 2 was rendered by the society.
It was a lyrical idyll entitled "The
Passing of Summer. ' '
The church was well tilled for the
occasion. After the concert a recep
tion was held in the W. A. A. olub
New York In a Minute.
Telephone servioe to be of import
ance must connect with New York.
The bark Hawaiian Isles, which sail-/
ed from this port Maroh 19, for Hono- j
lulu by way of South Amercia, was'
spoken ofT Pernambuco.
The British schooner Demozelle,
Captain Morrison, sailed for Conning,
N. S., yesterday.
The steamer Wastewater is dne to
arrive from Tampioo today.
The schooner Thos. B. Reed, Cap
tain Gardiner, sailed for Kennebunk
port yesterday.
The schooner Maggie Ellen sailed
from Port Reading for Saoo, yester
day. >
? ? o ? ?
The schooner Liberty is being over
hauled at Gray'B marine railway.
The schooner Marion Stevens sailed I
for Clinton, Ot., yesterday.
The sohooner J. M. Harlow sailed
from Port Reading for Deer Island,
Me., yesterday.
Simpson M. E.
The snbjeot of the prayer and praise
service, "The Master's Concern for
Thee." The Parsonage Committee,
the Ednoation, and the Temperance
Committees will meet at 8.45 p. m.
The Quarterly Conference will meet
Thnrsday night at 8. 30 p. m. During
the Gentleman 's Supper, Dr. Halleron
will be present.
Prayer meeting tonight at 7.46. The
snbjeot will be ' ' The Seorets of Chris
tian Service." Lesson, Hebrews, 6,
Read the real estate advertising
oolumn on page 9, today.
Special to the Evening News.
New Brunswick, May 6? At the
meeting of the Board of Freeholder!,
held in New Brunswick this morning,
Allan Benny, of Jersey City, appeared
before the body and asked that a pub
lic meeting be held to discuss the
south approach to the new Raritan
River bridge.
Mr. Benny said he represented
Joseph Eirsch, of Sayreville, who
owns considerable land n?ar both the
Wolff and Fouratt approaches. Mr.
Benny declared that the people of
Sayreville township would like to be
heard on the subject and he would
ask the freeholders to listen to what
they had to say. The freeholders
agreed to hold the public meeting and
fixed May 20 in New ? Brunswick as
the time and place.
On motion of Freeholder Allgair
Engineer Gougherty was instructed to
prepare plans for the Wolff approach.
Many Friends Assembled in St.
Mary's Church This Morning to
Pay Last Respects.
The funeral of Mrs. Patrick Boyle,
of Parker street, who died suddenly
at the home of her son, William
Boyle, of Hartford, Conn. , took place
from St. Mary's church on Centra
?treat this momi^r , ? V.
Mrs. Boyle liveain Perth Amboy ?
number of years and will be greatly
misted from the community. The
funeral this morning was largely
attended by her many friends both
from this city and from out of town.
There were many beautiful flowers
sent by relatives and friends.
Solemn high mass was said by Rev.
B. T. O'Oonnell. The pall bearers
were Thomas Dwyer, Thomas Con
ners, Henry P. McArdle, Robert Hard
ing, M. J. O'Hara and John Killehex.
Interment was in St. Mary's Ceme
Raritan Dancing Class Spent Enjoyable Ev
ening in Wilder Hall Last Night
I. The Raritan Dancing Glass held
their first reception in Wilder Hall
last night. It marked the last of a
series of dances given by this class
this season nnder the management of
John Donahue and Fred Tyrrell. The
dance was well attended and was
happily participated in by all present
from 8 o'clock to "G. M. "
The excellent mnsic furnished was
a decided feature. The orchestra was
at its best and they made the dancing
all the more easy and enjoyable.
Mis Mary Humphries is the Bride of Ed
ward E. Corsen.
On April 28 Miss Mary Humphries,
of Washington street, was married to
Edward E. Corsen, of Tottenville, by
the Rev. S. A. Mitchell, assistant
pastor at St. Mary's Roman Catholic
church on Center street.
Mrs. Corsen is well known here and
is very popular among her friends.
The death of her brother, John P.
Humphries, who was killed at the
Raritan Copper Works a short time
ago, made the wedding necessarily
very quiet.
A Chance To Save Money.
If one telephone connects you with
everybody you want, why add the ex
pense of another?
Bargains in real estate are to be
found in the real estate column on
page 2.
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