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PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS.
\ VOL. II NO. 243 PBRTH AMB0Y' N" J- THURSDAY. MAY 14 1903 S ECO N D EDIT ION INCREASE FOR PERTH AM BOY CITY HOSPITAL . Local Institution will Get $2,700 Instead of $2,000 from the County this Year? Annual Budget Made up Shows Increase. .Appropria tion for Bridges? Stone Roads to be Built. Special to the Evening News. New Brunswick, May 14? The Board of Freeholders yesterday afternoon determined upon the ^budget for the year ending next May and fixed the total amount at 1269,129.57 which is 119,111.43 more than the total amonnt last year. Some of the appropriations for bridge^ have been increased and others cut down. A special appropria tion of J18.000 is pat in for the Perth Amboy bri,dge and the amonnt for the salaries of the county and board officers increased Si, 500. The interest on the bonded debt was increased $7,500 and that for the maintenance of lunatics cnt down $7,000. The Perth Amboy City Hospital gets an increase from $2,000 to $2,700. ? In addition to the adoption of the budget the Board decided to construct 9)? miles of stone road in the county. Of this lj? miles is from Perth Am boy bridge to Stephen* avenue; 1J^ miles, South Amboy-Keyport road ; and 1 }4 miles from Hall's corner to Steamboat landing on Oheeseqnake creek. The others are in the other end of the county. The budget as adopted follows: For court aslaries, fees and expenses $80 000 For jail expenses and board of prisoners For maintenance of lunatics For salaries and expenses of members of Board and their officers For salaries of bridge tenders. For expenses of County School Supei intendent andCounty examiners For fees of coroners and burials For election expenses H'or stationery For advertising, publishing and printing For incidental expenses. .... For bonded debt falling due For interest on bonded debt. For discounts on temporary loans 7 000 23 000 15 500 2 000 fiOO 800 8 500 1 000 1 000 1 500 6 300 11 293 2 000 For Court House, county build ings and grounds 5 For Bridge repairs, construc tion and expenses : ? Woodbridge Greek 1 Gheeseqnake Creek Albany street bridge 1 South River draw Landing bridge Woodbridge township 2 South Amboy borough. . New Brunswick 1 Monroe township, includ- ? ing Jamesburg borongh. . . 1 Dnnellen borongh. Piscataway township 2 Oranbury township Raritan township includ ing Metuchen borough . . . 1 Madison township 2 Perth Amboy city 1 Savreville township South Brunswick township 1 North Brunswick township East Brunswick township including South River and ? Helmetta borough . . J 100 Emergency fund debt, Am boy bridge 18 000 " Mon roe, and Madison line bridge 3 500 " Cran bury bridge 800 " " " Conn ty buildings sidewalk 1 000 Repairing, preparing and graveling county roads. . . 28 000 To pay notes given to pay for macadamizing county roads 10 000 For indexing records in county offices 2 500 For lebinding records in county offices 100 For soldiers' and sailors' bur ials and headstones 800 For' donation to John Wells Memorial hospital 3 500 For donation to Perth Amboy hospital 2 700 For board of children in Or phan Asylums 2 000 For Crab Beach bridge in Woodbridge . 4 000 For Milltown bridge 3 500 Total for the year 1217 408 State Sohool tax |51 721 57 Grand total of budget with school tax J269 129 57 LOCAL ITEMS. Collector of Customs Robert CarBon has gone on a trip to California to be none a month. Lund & Christiansen have signed a contract for the erection of a two story dwelling at 18 Gordon street. Mrs. R. W. Brown, of High street, is slowly recovering from a serious attack of tonsilitis. Miss Annie Ryan, of Buckingham nvenne, has a position in Edward Soil's Smith street dry goods store. Harry, Brown, of Market street, was a New York visitor yesterday. James Carr, formerly head sampler nt the Rari tan Copper Works, now has a position with LuDoux, of John sreet, New York. Joseph Fox of Fords, has entered the employ of C. M. Peterson & Oo. Mr. aud Mrs. Y. P. Therkelson, of Rector street, left this morning for a trip to Washington, D. C. They will be gone abont two weeks. Miss Elizabeth Ryan, of Bucking ham avenue, will resign her position in Coons & Co's. store on State street, Saturday night and will shortly leave for the Adirondack mountains. Lobsters! Lobsters!! Lobsters!!! Worrell's, 46 Strut. August Leuibcke has returned to his home in Jersey City, after a week's visit in town. Albert Yountr has resigned his posi tion at the Raritan Copper Works as blacksmith, to accept a like place at the DeLamar Copper Works of Car teret. E. A. Edwards will shortly move into the Benton home on High street. FJohn Whitworth is moving tod-iy from South Arnboy to Market street, this city. K. OF P. IN RAHWAY. Tomorrow night members of Algon quin Lodge K. of P. of this city, will go to Woodbridge where a new Rail way lodge will be instituted. The new organization is composed of twenty-two charter members. It was organized by Enolid lodee, of Wood bridge, assisted by District Depnty C. W. Barnekov. The new lodge will be known as "Reliance." No Meal Complete without a Glass of Good beer put. up in a thoroughly cli an *d bottle. Von can li.ive it. Wuerzberger .... per box $1.40 as good as imported Pale Extra ... . " " 1.20 Export Pelsner 1.00 Ttiexe brands cannot I e duplicated lot any such price, beside you get. a r b ite ol 20 cts. per case of eraply bottles. Tlie Hygiene Steam Beer bottling Works, Tel. lhS-B. S54 New Brunswick Av. AiiAAuntfk of Merchants, Manufacturers, Corporations Accounts an1 Individuals Solicited . ? ? INTEREST PAID ON ) 2 p< r cent, on $ 500 or over DAILY BALANCES \ 3 per cent, on $1,000 or over Safe Deposit Boxes to Rant at Low Rates LI BERAL POLICY THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK no SMITH STUEBT, PKRTH AM BOY, N. J. Capital | Profits | Deposits .$1,000,000 HAMILTON fc.'KBAN. Prmidbmt HaBKY ( ONaRP Pari" THIS TEAM IS HERE TO STAY. One Shift has been Made, Hoff ner Going to Third and Gray to Left Field. STRONG COMBINATION. 0 The permanent team that the fans have been anxious to see placed here has now been established and begin ning with next Saturday when the Marions play the KnicKerbocker A. C. there will be no farther changes necessary in the make-np. In order to accomplish this only one shift waa made in last week's team, Hoffner going to third, and Grey returning to play left field. This will leave the team as follows: Connelly, catcher; Rochelle, p; Galvin, 1st b; Moore head, 2d b; Kiernan, ss; Hoffner, 3d b; Grey, If; Lyons, cf; Kelly, rf. Five of them, Galvin, Connelly, Lyons, Kelly and Hoffner, now reside iu this city, which is a good local showing. According to "Fete" Lamar, of the Eqnitables, it is the best team that ever wore the Marion uniforms and "Pete" says th? locals will run away from Orange when the teams clash. On Decoration Day afternoon the Marions will tackle the famous Cres cents, of Philadelphia, who will have Denny in the box. Fox, Lord and all the other stars. The Crescents beat the locals three oat of four last year and all the games were exciting oon-, tests. MAY SETTLE THE STRIKE. Special Meeting of. Mason Boss es and Lathers is Called. MAY COMPROMISE. There is to be a special meeting of the mason bosses and the members of Lathers Union No. 173 ip Dana Hall, Smith street. The lathers went on strike a week ago for $2.25 per thous and laths, which the bosses refnsed to pay. The men were offered f 2. 00 which they refused to accept. The union says it is now willing to meet the bosses half way. As many of the mason bosses are said to be paying what the lathers ask and they are all working with several weeks more anead of them, the boss es, who at first refused to pay the de mands, are now willing to talk with | the man. At the meeting it is most likely that all the trouble will be settled. Din't Take a Chance When you can a get a sure thing. A sure thing needs no booming. This you will find in Building Lots at the Junotion Perth Amboy. This property is not owned by any trust company, and is being sold by small monthly payments without interest. On the property every Sunday afternoon. M. G. Ashley, Woodbridge, N. J. 2710-5-14-3t WOULD EXPERIMENT WITH CRUDE OIL AS MEANS OF SOLVING DUST PROBLEM IN ALL THE STREETS OF THE CITY. The following contribution by C. W. Barnekov is of unusual interest to eveiy citizen of Perth Ainboy at this time : If there is one question that conies up annually with so little practical solution, it is, how can we get rid of onr dusty streets? Some little relief is had when the sprinkler gets to work. Even that is not always per manent, and only benefits the business sections and then for a short time after being sprinkled it is simply mnd. Nothing is done to relieve the side streets. It is nice to have paved streets and I have always been in favor of them and am glad efforts to better onr streets by mviug them^are now being made, but it is hard to tell how long it will be before our entire city is paved. It may take years. While we wait, the mud is tracked in from the side streets onto the better paved ones, and still we have dirty streets. Perth Amboy is not the only city that has had this trouble. But. differ ent from our city, others have over come the diffloultv by using orude oil on their streets and roads. I have been watching this matter for the past two years. In California the use of oil on the streets and roads has passed the experimental stage. Its success is attested by the thousands of miles of roads and streets in the state that are either' oiled or for whose treat ment ulans are being made. Nearly every municipality in Califoruia is engaged in improving its residential streets with oil. Oil has been used on the macadam roads of Qolden Gate Park in San Francisco, with satis factory results. Only four or five days after the application was the odor offensive and the people do not complain for it only required one sprinkling a year. These driveways have sustained an enormous amonnt of travel, being among the most popu lar ones in the park. The people find no objeotion to the smell, for only immediately following application is it at all disagreeable. What you hear most is: "Extend i lie oil roads." There is no dust in summer.' No mnd in winter. It is said that after driving over it for several hours there is no trace of dust or speck of oil on buggy or clothing of driver, that it becomes like an asphalt road, for asphaltum is a large component part of crade oil. * Prom the "National Oil Reporter" I Rather a few facts as follows: The cost of treatment of a mile of road for three years, at the present price of oil in California will not exceed |300, of which one half will~be ex pended the first vear. Tne best re sults have been obtained where two applications were made the first year, one the second, and one the third. After that it is only necessary to keep the road in repair. Of coarse, on our streets it will be necessary first to have the mud rolled down good with a big heavy roller before patting 011 the oil. At a recent convention of Oalifornia mnnicipal officers, the cit> engineer of Fresno, where streets and roads are being oiled extensively, gave an estimate of the cost of oil averaged 75 cents a barrel, 125 barrels being required for the first applica tion, and 50 -to "75 for the second, making a total cost of about $200 a mile. The cost of water sprinkling a mile in Fresno, where the summer is long and dry, had been $700 anually. In view of tiiese facts that oil is being used successfully by oth^er cities on their streets, I think it would be well for our city council to look up the matter to r-ee if our cirj streets can be improved by being treat ed with oil. It would not be neces sary to go into it too deeply at first. One block of street could be treatei to see how it worked. It might bf feasible to get the business men to gether to contribute to a fund suffic ient to pay for enough oil to treat two or three blocks of the business portion of the city. I do not think his con tribution will amount to as much at his yearly loss now is, from having goods spoiled by this constant dust. Our oity has now grown to such a size that better and more thorough methods should be adopted to not only provide good streets, but to maintain and keei them clean, which will be a difficult thing unless something is done abon' the dust and mud. It's inst as essen tial that the side streets be bette? looked after than in the past. I would like to see an experiment made with oil and will contribute m share towards a fund for the purpose if the merchants will do the same. Respecfully, O. W. BARNEKOV. PAVING HIGH STREET WAS RECOMMENDED. Enthusiastic Meeting of Chamber of Commerce was Held in Council Chamber Last Night at Which Board of Aldermen was Present General Discussion Took Place. The report of the Municipal Com mittee of the Chamber of Commerce made at the joint meeting of that body with the Board of Aldermen in the City Hall last night, precipitated an interesting discussion for the im provement of the streets of our city. The report was received and the recommendations adopted at the be ginning of the meeting, but after wards was reopened for discussion. The report recommended that the streets now under consideration by the aldermen be paved with the addi tion of High ptreet from Washington street to the river, using asphalt. The report said further : "The cost of paving a street varies with the nature of the soil. The approximate cost of paving per square yard to be for stone block, $2.60 to $3.25; asphaltum, $2. 00 to $2. 26 ; brick, $2.00 to $2.25; macadam, >$1-45 to $1.60 and curbstone 40 to 60 cents per lineal foot." Rev. J. Tj. Lancaster was among the first to speak when the opportunity offered. He objected to the paving of Water street, not because he was against all the improvements possible, but because Water street'had not been properlv graded, neither was it pro perly sewered. James Growney also came in with an objection to the paving of Wash ington street, claiming that the in oome from properties there did not warrant the investment. Mr. Lancaster said that unless the law under which they proposed to make the improvements, changed the method of making the assessments and the manner of collecting them by making it easier, it would be a long while before the public would ask for any improvements. Judge Lyon quoted the law upon the subject. It provided for the assessment to be fix ed by a commission appointed by the conrt and the length of time for the issuing of the bonds was ten years, but that interest on all assessments was at 7 per cent. Postmaster G. H. Tice asked City Attorney Hommann why such a high rate of interest was cnarged by the jity when a lower one would do just as well. Mr. Hommann said he be lieved that snch a law was passed to make it an inducement for the people to pay up promptly even if they had to borrow the money to do it. In relation to the improvement of High street, Mr. E. M. Kelly stated that it would cost $10 per running foot on either side to pave it with asphalt. Taking it into consideration that the street was 80 feet wide he did not consider it very high. J. P. Holm spoke of his experience in western cities. They had gotten into the same position as Perth Am bov and after considerable agitation finally decided to foot the bill and to day they are the leading cities of the west. Former Sheriff Convery was called upon. He thanked the mayor for his recent action in ordering the main thoroughfares cleared of the many obstacles and he said the people would thank him again if he would have the streets cleaned and kept in repair aa well. He also condemned the "bloat ed corporations" for the way they have been allowed to dig up the streets without returning them to the same condition. Joseph Strieker said he was very much interested in Smith street and asked that a sewer be laid through tie entire thoroughfare before any other improvement is made. E. W. Barnes and others asked why streets like Smith and State streets could not be repaved at the general expense of the city. The laws of New York, it was said, provided that where the people had once been assessed for an improvement it was customary for the city at large to stand all additional expense for im provements. The property owners of Smith and State streets, he said, would never stand for another assosii" ment. Before adjourning Mr. Farrington brought up the snbject of having the dock of the Staten Island ferry changed from Smith to Fayette street at the Expiration of their lease. A resolu tion to have the matter looked into was referred to the Committee on transportation. DISCUSSED CHURCH WELFARE - Ladies Aid Society of Grace English Liith Congregation Met Last Night. The Ladies Aid Society off Grace English ohuroh met last nighjf at the home of Mrs. J. W. Monroe. A de lightful time was spent by the ladies in presenting and oatlining plans for the welfare of the new church, re: cently organized by the Rev. E. J. Keulinsr. There were present sixteen ladies, fourteen of whom were mem bers and two were visitors. Three new members were elected, increasing the membership to nineteen. MONEY FOR HOSPITAL Judge Adrian Lyon, treasurer of the Perth Ambov City Hospital, received a check for $161. 10 from the G. Pardee Benevolent Association last night, be ing the amount cleared for the hospi tal at the ball given in Wilder Hall, April 17, by the C. Pardee boys. Special Attention. Attention is called to the unusual offer Salz & Steiner are making today. SALE OF CAKES, pies and delioaoies froic 3 to 5 o'clock Saturday after noon. St. Peter's Sunday School room. Benefit Parish house. 2781-5-14-3 Extraordinary Offer! We will give ABSOLUTELY FREE a hands me ONE BOOK Premium (tl,e choice ?t * display now on exhibition)"'" the person having the most Red Star Stamps in their stamp book by SATURDAY, MAY the 16th. Bring your book t.o our store betweeu 7 and 10 o'clock on Saturday evening, when we shall count the ftt unpn. and the person having the most stamps in their book (no matter what the amount may be) will receive for it a handsome FULL BOOK PREMIUM, Absolutely Free. Dry Goods and Furnishing Store, Cor. Smith Street and Madison Avenue. 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