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o< All The News From Surrounding Towns.
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Mrs. Abe Everett, of Henry street,
\v;is oat Friday for the first time since
her accident when cleaning house last
Will Sullivan, of Broadway, was a
Now York visitor today.
Miss Grace .McCartney, of Plain
field, has been visiting her parents on
Second street.
Mrs. James Gordon was a Perth
Auiboy visitor Tuesday.
Fred Petty, of First street, and Miss
Maud Naylor, of Sayreville, spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Lee
French, of Jersey Oity.
Minnie Swendson, of John street,
spent Sunday with Walberc Andersen,
of High street, Perth Amboy. Miss
Andersen was confirmed at St. Peter's
Episcopal church and invited a num
ber of her friends in honor of the
occasion. She received a number of
prettv presents.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Moore, of Cath
erine street, drove to Browntown
Sunday to visit friendsin that place.
Mrs. Douglas Hnnt, of Broadwav,
wns a New Brunswick visitor today.
L. F. Meinzor, of Broadway, chloro
formed one of his horses Tuesday on
account of old age. The carcass was
shipped to New Brunswick.
Mrs. J. Landlund, of John street,
entertained a number of friends on
Monday afternoon and evening to
celebrate her birthday. The time was
pleasantly spent in social chat and re
freshments were served at 3 o'olook
in the afternoon. Mrs. Landlund re
ceived a number of nice presents.
The Misses Maggie and Tillie Gint
er. of Broadway, entertained some
friends from Hoboken, Stinday.
Howell & Gordon have had an arc
light placed outside of their store
door. It is quite an improvement.
Philip Goldberg, of New York Oity.
is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Irving
I. Turner, of Broadway.
Bertha Bloodgood, of George street,
lost a small red jacket trimmed with
blaok velvet, which she was carrying
on her arm Monday night on Broad
Mr. and Mrs. Mont Willett, of
George street, entertained Oapt. and
Mrs. Marshall, Sunday.
Yeph Johnson, of Maxville, is ser
iously ill with pneumonia. Dr. Al
bright is attending him.
Mr. and Mrs. John' B. Petersen and
child, of Perth Amboy, visited Mrs.
Petersen's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Neils
Kriest, of Maxville, Sunday.
Edward Wallis, of Broadway, has
beon setting out poles for lima beans
in his garden. Mr. Wallis' garden is
a miniature farm in summer and is a
credit to him.
Ianthe Council No. 6, Degree of
Pocohontas, will have an initiation
of five or six new members next week.
Henry Far lander, of Asbnry Park,
is stopping with Mrs. Douglas Hunt's
of Broadway.
Mrs. Stanton Applegate, of George
street, was a Perth Amboy visitor.
Mr. Berrien, who was injured while
riding a motor oycle, has recovered
from his injuries and resumed his
position as storekeeper for the P. R.
B. Co.
Mrs. Tobias Grace has removed the
rest of her furniture from her George
street house to Bound Brook.
Irving Tice is ahead of all other
farmers near Cheesequake. He has
planted 8,000 tomatoe plants, the first
set out this seasonjn that vicinity.
Mrs. Disbrow's daughter-in-law
brought her some very odd and beau
tiful plants from Havana.
Mrs. H. Sohmidt and son Martin,
of Perth Amboy, were the guests of
k Mrs. Landlund, of John street, Mon
? Mrs. Jacob Disbrow, of Havana, has
1 been visiting her mother-in-law,
Mrs. Wm. Disbrow, of Broadway.
Mrs. Mont Willett was a Perth Am
boy visitor Saturday.
John Ward, of George street, is
convalescent after several weeks ill
201 David St. So. Amboy, N. J.
? from $10 up. Square Pianos from
$15 up. Cash or Installments.
Mrs. Irving Tioe, familiarly known
as Dorcas, of Cheesequake, was en
joying a spin through town on a new
Winchester wheel today. Mrs. Tice
had been spending the day with
friends in this borough.
The churchyard of the Methodist
Episcopal church at Cheeseqnake, has
been cleared of all weeds by burning,
and is looking fine. The memorial
service will be held at the chnrch on
May 31 when Truax Post G. A. R. , of
this borough, will attend and place
flags on the soldiers graves, of which
there are twelve in the church yard.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Berry and
children, of Brooklvn, spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Mont Willett, of
George street.
Tracy Dill, of David street, was the
delegate from the First Baptist church
of this borongh to the B. Y. P. U.
Convention at Trenton.
The auction of the late A. V. Apple
gate's household effects took place
Tuesday afternoon. The goods were
auctioned off by the administrator of
the estate, Lawyer Pearse, and it was
said were sold at low fleures. A
pitcher marked 1822 sold for SI. 35 to
a member of the family as it had the
Applegate initials on it.
Mrs. Mary Kosh Arraingned before Justice
Mason-Placed Under Bonds.
On May 8 two newly arrived Polish
emigrants found their way to Thomas
Kosh's residenoe and asked for lodg
ing daring the night. The next morn
ing, in company with Eosh, they
proceeded to Fishers brick yard J and
obtained employment.
On their return they claimed that
Kosh's wife had broken open their
tradk and stolen $20. In company of
one of the merchants of Mechanics
ville and Constable Joseph Eierst,
they made oomplaint before Justice
Mason who issued a warrant for the
arrest of Mrs. Kosh, who was arrest
ed and brought before the justice.
Upon the examination the justice fail
ed to find evidence {except some cir
cumstances that would implicate the
woman. Fearing further develop
ments the^justice held hereunder bonds
to appear when wanted.
Ladies of Presbyterian Church Sepnt En
joyable Evening.
The Dollar Roll Oall under the
anspices of the ladies of the Presby
terian church Wednesday evening
started with $56.95. It was held in
the basement of the church and those
who attended had a very enjoyable
time. Mrs. Albongh rendered a song
entitled ' ' Ladies Society, ' ' very credit
ably. Nellie Thomas and Sadie
Applegate recited some very pretty
pieces and Mrs. Albough, Mrs. George
Everett and Rae Cornell sang "Swanee
River" and "Columbia" very sweet
ly. There was a treat of ice ^cream
and cake.
The ohowder sapper and sociable at
the Baptist ohuroh under the auspices
of the Ladies Aid Society Wednesday
evening, was a great success finan
cially and socially. If they had had
another boiler of? the ohowder they
could have sold it for it was extra
good according to the verdict of all.
Sooially they had a delightful time
and did not go home until a late hoar.
Nerves are tne disease of the pres
ent day among human beings, but
I did not know till recently that hys
teria is also a malady of dogs. A
friend of mine owned a dog which
suddenly one day was seized with an
attack of nerves. Since then it has
been very ill, wandering incessantly
round and round the room, refusing
food, but still recognizing its owner.
Another little dog suffered from hys
teria in consequence of fright from
railway traveling, and it really seems
as though civilization, in rendering
dogs more delicate and more suscepti
ble. has done them a distinct physical
injury. ? London Graphic.
Hove He Declined.
Lady ? Doctor, I wish you would call
around to see my husband some even
ing when he is at home. Do not let
him know that 1 asked you, because
lie declares h . is not sick: but 1 know
be has consumption or something.
He's going into a decline.
Doctor ? I am astonished, but J will
call. What are his symptoms?
Lady ? Re hasn't any except weak
ness. He used to hold me on his lap
by the hour, and now even the baby
tires him.-- 'West Union (V ~~A.) liee
New Rails and Roadbed for the
Rapid Transit are in View
Changes in the System.
Unless all signs fail the Staten
Island Ranid Transit is to be made a
first class railroad. The days of tor
ture are nt an end and a person will
shortly be able to make the trip from
Tottenville to St. George without
holding fast to the seat to keep from
falling into the aisle of the car.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad,
which has operated th? Rapid Trans
it has been for some time under the
control ot the Pennsylvania railroad.
It is understood that a party of offic
ials of the latter line made the trip
from St. George to Tottenville recent
ly and were so thoroughly shaken up
that they deoided upon the improve
ment at once.
As a starter, the officials recom
mended that ninety pound rails be
laid in place of the fourt v-ponnd
which are now used. They also de
cided that a new roadbed, to consist
of stone ballast, should be put down.
Today a freight train is laying the
rails along the route.
Surveyors are also at work to
straighten some of the bad places
and, as soon as they finish, the wort
of laying the rails will comence. It
is said that this work is only the be
gining and that even greater improve
ments are to follow.
Charles Peterson Reported to be in Danger
ous Condition.
It has now been fonnd that Charles
Peterson who, with Alexander Oole,
was injured in a bicycle accident late
Tuesday afternoon, is more seriously
hurt than at first reported. A trained
nurse. Miss Annie Fendon, of Massa
chusetts, has been sent for.
Mr. Cole escaped with only a slight
cut on his forehead and a general
shaking ud.
Dr. Oolemnn is looking after Mr.
Peterson and has hopes of hiB|recovery.
Will Meet Tuesday atjhe Home of Mrs. G.
S. Leavitt.
The Missionary Alliance will hold
a meetiflg for prayer Tuesday after
noon at the home of Mrs. G. S.
Leavitt. The evening service at 7.45
p. m. at Mrs. G. E. Rolle's. Rev.
W. A. Howden will have charge of
both services. The Christian and
Missionary Alliance will hold an all
day meeting Decoration Day, May 80,
in Mechanics Hall, Main street,
Tottenville. Full particulars given
Fire DeKtroyi Eiurlit Huil(llnK?.
LEOMINSTER, Mass., May 14.? Eight
buildings on fire at one time gave the
town a great scare. Property valued at
$00,000 was destroyed, one life was lost
and many firemen sustained injuries.
The first Are was an incipient one in the
Sterling Comb factory in the southern
part of 'the town. With the alarm for
this one came another from North
Lopminster. This confused the lire
men and for a time impaired their elfl
Will Cross Bats With the Suburban A.C
of Brooklyn.
, The Excelsior A. C. baseball team
will Dlay their first game Saturday
afternoon with the Suburban A. O.
of Brooklyn. The name will be play
ed on the Excelsiors field in Pleasant
Plains and as the local boys have been
ont for practice every afternoon this
week they feel confident that they
will win the matoh. Their manager
William Englebrecht, has the greatest
confidence in his team and says that
if the Excelsiors do not give the
Brooklyn team the game of their life
it will not be for the want of hard
The captain of the team elected at
the clnb's last meeting for this year's
team is Harry Jobes. In the game
Saturday the battery will be McMnrry
pitcher, and Sharrot catcher.
Henry Wiedenhaupt Sr., of Amboy
avenue, made a bnsinessjtrip to New
York yesterday nfternoon.
Patrolman James Lynch, of the
Totteuville police force, and his little
daughter were Perth Amboy visitors
yesterday afternoon.
William Powers, of Main street,
who came to town a few days ago
from his visit to Florida, had a drive
through Perth Amboy yesterday.
The electric light company is re
pairing the lights and wires iii the
Eagle Hook and Ladder Company
house on Broadway.
The Misses Bogart, of Word avenue,
will remove today to the new honse
on Johnson avenne.
Mrs. O. S. Leavitt and Mrs. Caro
line Sleight attended the anointing
service Friday afternoon at the Gospel
Tabernacle, New York.
The poroh and the side of the South
Baptist churoh on Main street, is
being repaired.
Miss Gertrude Birkholmi 'of Henry
street, spent yesterday with Miss
Charlotte Lembcke, 173 Madison ave
nue, Perth Amboy.
Mrs. Charles Knefel and daughter
Mildred have returned to their home
in New York after a week's pleasant
visit with Mrs. Knefel's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. William Birkholm of [Henry
Mrs. William Gundrum, of Eliza
beth, is visiting Mrs. Charles Winant,
of Kreischerville.
R. Androvette, of Fisher avenne,
a fireman on the Staten Island Rail
road, is on the siok list.
John Wilson, of Fisher avenue, has
a position as fireman on the Staten
Island Railroad.
Mrs. Dayton, of Perth Amboy, scent
Tuesday with her parents in Tofcten
WASHINGTON. May 14. -The ferry
boat Columbia, plying between this
city and Alexandria. Va.. was damaged
by Are last night to the extent of $45,
000, nothing remaining but the hull.
The boat was valued at .$75,000 and
was the property of a New York firm.
The vessel had tied up at her wharf
for the night. So ar as known no lives
were lost.
Served on Brooklyn at SmtliKO,
WASHINGTON, May 14. ? Because
he served In the battle of Santiago
aboard the Brooklyn as flag lieutenant
to Rear Admiral Schley, Lieutenant
Commander Seajs has asked to be as
signed again to that vessel, which is
shortly to become the flagship Of the
European station. His request has been
Backus Gas and Gasolene Engines
Cheapest Power Known for Driving
All Kinds of Machinery.
, Senci for particulars to
NEWARK, N. J .. U- S. A.
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Mrs. Freeman Rolland, of Green
street and Perth Amboy avenue, is
seriously ill.
Rev. Mr. Lamb, of Trenton, was
the soest of Dr. and Mrs. McNnltyon
The work of laying the gas pipes
through our streets is tapidly pro
Mr. Wiltat Denike is improving the
looks of his buildings by giving them
a coat of paint.
Mr. Edward Gridley was the guest
of Mrs. Rachel Brewster 011 Sunday.
Mr. Frank Lawson, of New York,
s pent Sunday with his mother.
Miss Ruth Harding, of Albion, N.
Y. , who has been spending a month
with her sister, Miss Hannah Hard
ing. has returned home.
Mr. Horace Gaylord is visiting Mrs.
J. H. T. Martin.
Citizens of Jacksonville Suffer Dam
age and Inconvenience.
The rain which had been falling in
cessantly for two days about daybreak
assumed almost the proportions of a
cloudburst, and when the citizens pre
pared to leave for their places of busi
ness many of them found their homes
completely surrounded by water.
Many were driven from their resi
dences or forced to go to upper stories
by the water that in some cases reach
ed the level of the first story win
dows. In all as much as one square
mile of the town was under water.
Fully half a mile of Bay street, the
principal thoroughfare of the city, was
under water, and much damage was
done to stocks of goods. On this street
a mule hitched to a wagon got be
yond its depth and was drowned, and
the driver, attempting to cut it from
the vehicle, nearly lost his life. Skiffs
and later in the day a naphtha launch
were plying on Bay street removing
people from their submerged homes.
The water was two feet deep in the
waiting room of the Union depot, and
every railroad track entering the city
was under water. The rain in its in
tensity seemed to be local, and the
railroads are not damaged except in
and near the city.
The city was in total darkness for
the entire night. The water was a foot
deep in the electric light power house
and stopped the dyanmo. The damage
to the electric light plant, which be
longs to the city, is estimated at $3,000.
It will take probably $30,000 to put the
streets and bridges in repair.
The railroads suffered losses proba
bly amounting to $100,000. The losses
of individuals cannot be accurately es
timated. Many bridges in the county
were washed away. The total loss will
probably not be less than $400,000.
Hooker Monument I nvellinK*
BOSTON, May 14.-Goneral William
A. Bancroft has accepted the appoint
ment of grand marshal of the celebra
tion on the occasion of the unveiling of
the statue of Major General Joseph
Hooker on June 25. He has begun
planning the arrangements for receiv
ing, distributing, dispatching and feed
ing the 25,000 men, regular soldiers and
militiamen, who will compose the col
umn which will march past the govern
or at the statehouse. The executive
council which has charge of the celebra
tion has invited Master Joseph Hook
er Wood, the son of Colonel Joseph
Hooker Wood and General Hooker's
grandnephew, to pull the ribbon which
will drop the veil. He, with his mother,
will be the guests of the common
Colored l.luM WelKht Winn.
PORTLAND, Ore., May 14? At the
Pastime club Joe Gans, the colored
light weight of Baltimore, and Tom
Tracy of Portland met in a contest
which was scheduled for twenty
rounds. In the middle of the ninth
round Tracy's seconds threw up the
sponge. Tracy was no match for Gans.
and after the fourth round there was
never a doubt of the result.
Money to loan
ox smallest payments
Perth Amboy Loan
Branch of New Brunswick Loan Co.
Room 15 Soheuer Building
Cor. Smith Street and nariL lmknu H I
New B unswick Ave , r0rul AlllDOy, IV. J.
Hours: 8 n. til. till 0 p. m.
P. 8. ? If you cannot call, drop us a line,
and upon receipt of same our represent
ative will call at your house and ex
plain terms, etc.
No Charge Unless Loan jfcMade.
Wonderful Progress Made Within a few
Years? Eight Factories.
Carteret is one of the most rapidly
growing communities in New Jersey.
It haB one of the best waterfronts
nearest New York. *A few years ago
there were fifteen farmers located in
that pen ins a hi ; today there are nearly
4.000 inhabitants; 8 large manufactur
ing establishments, with pay rolls of
over |15,000 per week, and $1,000,000
has been spent in Carteret in the
erection of new manufacturing plants
within the past year. The great ooal
docks of the Philadelphia and Raad
ing Company (Port Reading) are
located there, employing upwards of
600 men.
Honses are being rapidly bnilt.
Some fifty odd houses are now in
course of erection, but the demand
seems to be on the increase week by
week. Oyer 700 men employed in
these factories come in and go out of
Carteret daily for want of accommo
dations. There are no vacant hoases
or rooms to rent and the demand is
an increasing one.
When the factories now in coarse
of erection are completed, and , the
plant recently acquired by the United
States Shipbuilding Company is in
operation, at leaBt 2,000 more men
with their families must be accommo
dated. The town has sewers and
water under 85 pounds pressure, elec
tric lights and telephones.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wager have* re
turnedjfrom Troy, N. Y., where *hey
were called by the death of Mr.
Wager's mother.
Miss Alice Hatter, o^Newark, is
visicin? her Fee, (
of Rahwavjaveoue. ^ i -
J. B. Ladd, of Philadelphia, was in
town on business, Tuesday.
..Funeral Director..
^ This is the only up-to-date Funkul
J establishment Id Perth Amboy & vicinity
J 363 State St. 27 MecIwdIo St.
T Telephone 46 f Telephona 4i m
Sanitary Plumber
Rah way Ave.
Shop near C.R.R. Depot, Cartaral N- J
Carpenter and Builder
Estimates given. Jobbing promptly attended to
Main st <? Hazelwood ave., Kahway, N. J.
..Special Notice..
This is the place to spend your
H.SHAPIRO'S, Carteret, M. I.
KAHWAY AVE. Carteret, N. J.
Next to Engine House.
Carpenter and Builder
Jobbing promptly attended to. Estimates given
Painter and Paporhanger
All orders by m ill promptly attended to.
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M ason and Contractor
Carteret & Port Reading, N. J.
Reaitleuoe ? John Thompsons House, Port

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