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PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS.
| vol. II NO. 242 PERTH AMBOY, N. J.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 13, 1903. SECOND EDITION 'may have through CARS TO BOYNTON'S. Ordinance Granting Franchise to Ehzabethport, Amboy and Long Branch Railway in Woodbridge Provides that Rariton Traction Company shall have use of Tracks over Creek Bridge. e Tne ordinance granting the fran chise to the Kli/.abethport. Long Branch and Ainbov Railroad passed its second reading before the Wood bridge township Committee last night. The next reading will take place May 22. After the reading last night the citizens were oalled upon to express their views. C. W. Bovnton asked to have ex plained to him sectiou 16, which reads to the effect that Woodbridge town ship will grant the right of war to ? lie Elizabethport. Ambov and Long Branch Railroad Company to operate its road in Woodbridge Township provided that company will allow the Ruritan Traction Compauv to run over its track, on the Woodbridge Croek bridge for one year, from the tlnv the franchise is granted. Mr. Bovnton said he did not understand this sectiou and as it was not in the ordinance before, it must have been put there by some one who was inter ested in the new company. The chairman then called upon Mr. Quinn, the representative of the new company, to explain. He said : "The Elizabethport, Amboy and Long Branch Railroad has no desire to . keep thp Raritan Traction Company from running its cars to Bovnton Bnach over the Woodbridge Creek bridge for oue year while we are con structing our road, for we know how hard it will br for the people to get buok and forward from the beach. "If the company was given the right of way they would not only be willing to let the Raritan Traction Company run over its tracks, but would lay the rails over the bridge at once so that cars could be running to the beach this summer." Mr. Boynton declared that all winter strangers had knocked at his door in the middle of the night, and ask to be directed to the bridge so as to make trolley connections. Many people have gotten on a Rail way oar," Mr. Boynton continued, "with the sign 'Perth Amboy' on it, thinking they were going direct to that place. Only last week two gentlemen, who found it necessary to walk to the Woodbridge Creek bridge, came very near losing their lives, by drowning. In fact, one of them did fall off into the water and got a good wetting. The sooner these two trolley companies get together, and stop all this dilly-dallying, the greater benefit it will be fcb the public." In speaking of the company agree ing to build its road Mr. Boynton c.illed attention to the fact that the ordinanoe save them three months in which to begin work. Mr. Quinn re plied that he had said before that the company would start the work at once. Mr. Connell asked if the oars could not be run every 20 minutes instead of every half hour, but it was ex plained that if the service became un usually heavy the company would be willing to put on more cars. At present the Raritan Traction Company ends its line at the south end of the bridge. They have a traok on a private tight of way from the north end to Boynton Beach |and last season passengers were forced to transfer and walk across the creek. I The township committee refused the ' Raritan Traotion Company the right ito cross the bridge. A Simple Problem. If one telephone costs $24 a year and another telephone costs half as much, what will the two cost you a year? You must have both or miss some body.? Food for Thought. F.J. LARKIN, 867 8TATE Street, will do plumbing, steam, hot water and hot air heating on monthly pay ments. FREEHOLDERS RE-ORGANIZE. New Board Met in New Bruns this Morning and Elected Officers. H. B. WILLIS SOLICITOR. ( Special to the Evening News ) New Brunswick, May 13:? The Board of Freeholders met at 12.30 to day and reorganized, re-electing all tlie old officers with the exception of the office of solicitor. Freeholders Peter C. Staats, of Dnnellen, and Joseph Algair, of Sayrevillo, were re elected and sworn in by Justice Honsell. Asbury Fountain was then re-elect ed Director. The Clerk's Committee had eight candidates for the clerk's job, and they conld not agree. Mr. Clayton was finally re-elected. David Serviss was re-elected Collector and had his salary increased ^from $1,800 to $2,000. H. B. Willis was elected solicitor to succeed Peter F. Daly. The collector's bond was fixed at $100,000. Robert J. Dougherty was re-elected Countv Engineer. County Physician Dr. Carroll re uorted 112 deaths in the county with out medical assistance for the year, 84 of whom were killed by oars. At 1.30 o'clock the Board adjourned for a banquet and upon reconvening this afternoon they will fix the aDpro priation for the year. YOUNG MEN GAVE SUCCESSFUL BALL Hebrew Association Entertainment many Friends in Wilder Halt last Night' It was clearly demonstrated at the ball given by the Young Men's Hebrew Association in Wilder Hall, last night, that the committee in charge knew how to conduot soch an affair. Daring the past week they have been hard at work and they de served great credit for the success of the occasion. The crowd danced to the music of Morrissey & Nelson's orchestra until 6.80 o'clock this morning. The com mittee in charge of all affairs was H. Mendal, chairman, O. Polonsky, M. Belafsy, S. Tillman, J. Rosenthal and H. Kopper. The officers of the Young Men's Hebrew Association are I. Grosberg, president; vioe president, Ph. Borack ; treasurer, M. Leichman ; secretary, A. Frankel; recording secretary, A. Marcus. POLICE COURT NEWS. A man giving his name as Harry Martin, of 32 Grand street, Jersey City, was held without bail by Re corder Piokersgill this morning on the charge of having assaulted three little girls yesterday morninar. Mar ! tin, who was well dressed, carrying a gold watch and a pooketboon with a number of bills in it, was placed under arrest by Deteotive Huff just as he alighted from a trolley cnr at State and Smith streets shortly after 10 o'olook last, night. Chief Burke snys he believes he has captured a man With a bad record. of Merchants, Manufacturers, Corporations A a a aiiiiIa of Merchant8> manuTaci Accounts anJ Individuals Solicited 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 li,ERAL POLICY THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK HO SMITH MTIIKET, PKIiTH AM HOY , N. .1. Capital | Profits | Deposits ..$1,000,000 ?AVtLTOM r.iKBAN.iniMiMirr. ' BABBY OONABD Ouiu SCHOOL BOARD ELECTS A PRESIDENT AFTER PROLONCED DEADLOCK. E. B. Walker Chosen, Commissioner Massopust Casting His Ballot In Favor of the Republican? President-Elect Presented With Large Floral Piece by Unknown Party? Teachers Get Salaries Increased? Superintendent Shull Mfkes Report ? Changes Made. President Walker was re-elccted President of the Board of Education at a regular meeting of that body, hela in the High School last night. Commissioner Massopust broke the deadlock. When asked abont his action this morning Commissioner Massopust. said he had become weary with the criticisms and the way things had been going in the board and he did it simply to bring abont harmony and for the good of all con cerned. PRESIDENT E. B. WALKER. The Board held a secret session in Superintendent Shnll's office during which the teachers' salaries were dis cussed. This was done before the regular meeting. ' As soon as all the commissioners had seated themselves at the regular meeting Superintendent Shull brought from an anti-room a beautiful horseshoe of cut flowers and placed it on the table before the Com missioners. It stood over three feet high. Hanging from the center were two long white ribbons on which in gold letters was inscribed "Congratu late you President Walker. ' ' Presi dent Walker was completely taken by surprise and not knowing from whom it came is at a loss whom to thank. A News reporter made an effort to find out later when he was only assured that it came from no one con nected with the schools in any way. President Walker called the meeting to order whereupon Commissioner Massopust was nominated by Dr. Kit chel and Commissioner Walker was nominated by Commissioner Woglom for president. The first vote was tie and Commissioner Poulsen moved that they take another vote. The result of the second vote showed the Board stood 4 to 2 in favor of Mr. Walker, whereupon the clerk declared him CHURCHES. Baptist. The regular weekly prayer meeting tonight at 7.45, subject, "How We May best Resist Temptation." The semi-annual rally of the Baptist Young People's Union was held in the First Baptist Ohnrch at Trenton yesterday. The managers of the Baptist Home fipoiety, of Now Jersey, met in New ark yesterday to discuss the welfare of the Baptist Home for the Aged located in that city. Simpson M. E. The subject of the mid-week prayer and praise service will be "Receiving, Using, Abusing, and Accounting for ont Talents. " One Million Stations. Through the" New York and New Jersey Telephone ^Company you can | communicate with one million sta tions. elected president and Commissioner Kitchel was the first to congratulate him. The congratulations went around the room and the board then settled down to the transaction of business. Superintendent Shull read his monthly report after which he rend tha report of the teachers' committee in whioh it was shown that nil the teachers were re-appointed and thirty eight of the total of sixty-one would receive an increase in wages nest fall. All those who now receive $43 a month get an increase of $2, while S. H. Lloyd and Miss Louise Runtsay get m increase of $5 a month, and 0. A. Sheppard, principal of School No. 2, will get $900 a year or an increase of $200 At the conclusion of his monthly report Superintendent Shall made recommendations of amendments to their rules and regulations which were adopted. Thoy both related to the qualifications of applicants for the position of teacher. The first was in oase the applicant is not a graduate from a first grade State Normal School or College and is without a State cer tificate. the applicant must be a grad uate from a school equal to the first grade of our schools, a two years post graduate experience and a course grade percentage of 86. The second, instead of taking in consideration the length of service, competency and the class they are in, the former and latter are stricken off and a teacher is to be promoted upon the qualification of her competence to fill a position. President Walker then announced his committees as follows: Finanoe, Commissioners Urbansky, Ponlsen and Kitchel: building, Commissioners Massopust, Ponlsen and Woglom; teachers, Commissioners Kitchel and Woglom; books, Commissioners Wog lom and Urbansky; acconnts, Com missioners Ponlsen and Kitchel, print ing, Commissioners Woglom and Ur bansky. Commissioner Kitchel introduced a resolution whioh was .adopted, pre venting the janitors from purchasing anything for the schools in the future without an order. Mr. Southwick was given the floor for a few moments during which he gave the board an estimate to furnish a cluster of 82 electric lights in the center of the auditorium and to fur nish the foot lights for the stage for $90. A contract was closed to have the work done. A number of bills were ordered paid and upon recommendation of Superin tendent Shull a committee was author ized to have city water run into School No. 3 at Manrer. CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT High School Alumni Association will Give Second Event in Auditorium. Another musical treat, perhaps the last this season, is offered to the pub lic by the High School Alamni Asso ciation tomorrow night. This is a grand conoert to be given in the High Sohool auditorium. Following are those who will take part: Miss Clara E. Farrington, violin; Mme. Flavie Van Den Hende, 'cello; MiBs Mabel Pftipps, piano; Mr. Lnonard G. Auty, tenor ; Miss Augusta Farrington, accompanist. The program arranged is one of the best ever rendered here and it will delight everv lover of music. The talent is of the best. This is the second event to be given by the alum ni. Both are of the highest standard and are thoioughly appreciated. Real Estate advertising in the Even ng News brings resnlts. r' DON'T FAIL TO VISIT THE NEW .. City Pharmaey 160 Smith. St *1 DELICIOUS ? Ice Cream Scda. MERCHANTS DISCUSS THE TRADING STAMPS. Held Meeting in Odd Fellows Building and Talked over the Situa tion ? Association was Re-orgamzed and Committees Named ? Several Merchants Present who have Taken Stamps. COMINGS IS NOW CHIEF. Little Interest Taken in Firemen's Election in City Hall Last Night. WAS NO OPPOSITION. The firemen's election last night was a very tame affair. This was doubtless owing to the fact that there was bat one ticket in the field, the candidates having no opposition. There were seventy-one ballots capt. Following is the result of the election : Ohief, W. G. Comings. First Assist ant, John Movlan. Second Assistant, James M. Glenn. The voting commenced at 7 o'clock in the City Hall and lasted until 9 o'clock. The firemen arrived slowly and the voting created little interest. After the election, the new officers tendered a supper to the retiring Ohief, Louis H. Franke, and the fire men. The affair was very informal, not even a speech was made. The new chief is receiving congratulations today. LOCAL STRIKE SITUATION. A. A. Quinn Discussed Matter with News Reporter Today? Work in Rhode Island. Arthnr A. Quinn, of High street, who is one of the walking delegates of the Carpenter's Union, was in town a short while today. For the last week Mr. Quinn has been in Piovi dence, Rhode Island, helping tn handle the strike of 1,500 carpenters. When Mr. Qninn was seen by a News reporter, this morning, he said that so far the nnion had been enabled to get 900 of the striking carpenters oat of the 1,600 back at work, and he tnought by the end of next week the whole strike wonld be settled. In speaking of the Lather's Union troubles in this oity, Mr. Qninn said that although it was out of his juris diction, if he conld hejn them in any way he wonld be only too glad to do it, bnt he thought that the bnilding trades council would take care of that trouble themselves. Business Manager Feeney, of the local Carpenter Union, is looking after the carpenter trouble at the Raritan Copper Works. GETTING SEA BREEZE READY. Dancing Pavilion being Enlarged and Fresti Paint is Everywhere. Sea Breeze is being made ready for the season. A large force of carpen ters and painters are at work with the intention of having everything readv for opening the resort at least a week before Memorial Day. Many changes have taken place within the last 'few weeks. The danoing pavilion has been enlarged, the ^merry-go-round has received a new coat of paint. All of the other buildings are getting nainted. When Joseph Fiigen, who has leased the resort, was seen by an Evening News reporter today, he said the place would be rnn as a modern summer resort and that no dancing would be allowed on Sundays. Concerts by the orchestra will be given on that day, however, for the benefit of the people who visit the place. Good, Better. Best. One Telephone is Good, would two be better. If so, then three would be best. Three telephones wonld be rather a nuisance, wouldn't they? [a . K J E i\ SE X | Successor to J. K. JENSEN, ? |MAS0N>nd CONTRACTOR | | 250 Washington St. Cor. John&toae | f There were [about 100 merchants present at the meeting of the Mer chant's Association in the Odd Fel lows building last night. After a long discussion it was determined to continue the war against the intro duction of trading stamps in this city. The merchants were found to be unanimous upon this point. There were even some merchants present, it was said, who have already been ad vertised as having adopted the scheme. Tfiey declared according to the report, that they had not and, furthermore, did not wunt to handle the stamps. Those who have already taken the stamps, however, are bound by con tract to give them awav in making their sales if the pubilc asks for them. Mr. Reynolds, of Reynolds & Han son, acted as chairman of the meeting and Frank Hilsdorf was secretary. The association was practically re organized and a number of committees appointed. Among these was a cen tral committee which mav meet at anv time to take action as the oooa sion demands. In this all honorable means will be nsed to defeat the use of stamps as the merchants say they are satisfied that the sentiment of the public is against them. STREETS TO BE PAVED. The Chamber of Commerce will meet in the City Hall tonight through the conrtesv of the Board of Alder men. The municipal committee will name the streets they think should receive immediate attention and it it probable the Chamber will petition the aldermen tha'ith^ it be done. A Chance To Save Moaey. o. , If one telephone oonnects you with everybody you want, why add the ex pense of another? soutiTamboy man hurt. James Price had his Foot Mashed While Working In the"Cat". Special to the Evening News. South Amboy, May 13:? James Price, of Bergen Hill, had his right foot crushed and later amputated, above the knee, as the result of a collision of coal oars in the cut on the Camden & Amboy division of the Pennsylvania Railroad last night. Price was acting conductor on a drill of cars that broke away from the engine and ran into other cars on the track. The force of the smash threw Price under the wheels in such a way that his foot was cut off at the ankle and otherwise badly crushed so that when Dr. Haines arrived upon the sccne he found it necessary to ampu tate the member. Price showed much coolness. He dragged himself from the cars and later crawled to where his severed foot lay and then asked where he would get another ona. New York In a Minute. Telephone service to be of import ance must connect with New York. Card of Thanks. Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Eishner and son Herbert wish to ezpiess their sincere thanks to their many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy in our reoent sad bereave ment. To the Baptist Church, to the employes of the Tank Room of A. S. and R. Co.. and their many friends for the beautiful floral pieoes, to Dr. H. M. Brace for his faithfnl care, to Rev. Percy R. Ferris and Mr. Thomas Burke for their last kind attention to our beloved daughter Belle. Mr. and Mrs. Kishner and son. The Real Value. 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