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FOUNDED 1879 AS THE PERTH AM BOY REPUBLICAN. An Independent Newspaper published every afternoon, except Sundays, by the Perth Amboy Evening News Company, at 5 King Street, Peith Amboy, N J. J. LOGAN CLEVENGER, Editor D. P. OLMSTEAD, Business Manager TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: The Evening News is on sale at newstands and delivered by regular carrier in Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Woodbridge, Carteret, Tottenville and surrounding towns for 6c per week. By mail, postage prepaid, per year ..... $3.00 " " " six months - - - - - 1.50 BRANCH OFFICE: Newark. F. N. Sommer, 794 Broad St. Long Distance Telephone .... - 98 Entered at Post-Office as second class matter. FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1903. The Boara of Freeholders is now organized for another year and safely launched. It is going to spend plenty of money throughout the county, all of which, doubtless, will be well placed, but first of all we want the Raritan river bridge. There has been enough dilly-dallying to suit every body and it is up to the new board to get down to business. The patience of the people at this end of the oounty is about exhausted* Any more delays, tours of inspection, figuring and maps will only bring condemnation on the freeholders. There has been enough time exhausted to plan two bridges over the river one for each site in question. No more excuses will be accepted. If the members cannot decide upon a site within tne time they have already had, they are entirely too slow to transact the business of the county. We want the bridge and no more fooling. The report that the Staten Island Rapid Transit is to be improved by replacing the present forty-pound rails with ninety-pound and building a new roadbjat#*re~wgtcqtnfcr in Perth Amboyjas well as Tottenville. There are many people here who use the Rapid Transit. There are some, how ever, who refuse to ride on the ex press for fear that some night it will bounce off of the track. The road is at present in a disgraceful condition and it cannot be repaired any too soon. There are many aavantaees to the oity in having the Staten Island ferry land at the foot of Fayette street in stead of Smith stieet as at present. In the first place.it will tend to build up another section of the city. It will make Favette street an important business thoroughfare, at the same time not interferrmg with the supre macy of Smith street which has so long been established. The Rapid Transit company Will also Rain, as the ferry trip would be shorter, thereby making quicker time between here and New York. Then, too, the tide is better at Fayette street, as the site is further away from Ward's point where the current is swift. Altogether the idea is a good one and should be carefully considered. Judging from the cartoons and arti cles in the Philadelphia papers, the press muzzier bill which has just been signed by the governor of Pennsylva nia, will act more as a boom-a-rane for the "Quay ring" than accomplish the results intended. 0. W. Barnekov's communication, published in the News yesterday le garding sprinkling the streets with crude oil to settle the dust, has attracted much attention. His sug gestion that the merchants unite to test the material on some street is a good one. The city will doubtless put the thoroughfare in proper condi tion to receive the coating of oil. If the idea should prove successful it would mean a great deal for Perth Ambov. The columns of the News are open for a free discussion of the matter. STRIKE RIOTS AT OMAHA. Teaiiintprii Camte Sertoli* Trouble by Violence to Strike llrcukerx. OMAHA, Neb.. May 15.? A riot oc curred at Seventeenth and Chicago streets when a driver was pulled from his wagon and beaten. The crowd had dispersed when the police arrived. An other driver, accompanied by a depu ty, was taken from his wagon, and the deputy did not attempt to protect him. In several instances drivers were stopped, their teams unhitched and the contents of the wagons strewn on the I street. Chief Donahue says that at a meet ing of teamsters it was decided to adopt forcible measures if necessary. This President Crews of the teamsters' union denies absolutely and says union men have been warned that they will not receive protection when arrested for violence. The situation seems to be more strained than at any time since the strike began, and further trouble Is feared. Attorneys for the Business Men's association intimate that the governor will be asked again to take a hand and to send troops to Omaha. CORN. The most a "Maize" ing crop raised in this country is corn while you can listen to cornstalk you can't hear them and although it has ears, it can't hear you Pop Corn is a favorite among the girls because it "pops" so nicely. Corn when it is cut gets "Shocked," When a man used to cut his corn (sometimes) his neighbors were shocked but not since we are in the Shoe business. We ac knowledge the Corn that we have stepped on somebody's corn judg ing by the amount of shoes we've sold lately for tomorrow we offer Men's Welt Oxfords $2 00 Worth $3.00 Ladies Hand Turned Blucher Oxford Cuban Heels $2.00 Worth $3.00' 120 SMITH ST. - THE MAGHINb CONTEST. Clip The Coupon? The One Getting The Most Gets The Sewing Machine. on The Perth Amboy Evening News Sewing Machine Contest. Turned in by flAY 1 5 NORTH AMBOY ITEMS M. McGee and family have moved from State to Penn street. Mrs. H. Warner, of State street, entertained a number of friends ou Thursday evening. Mrs. H. KnDath, of Parker street, is on the siok list the past week. Mr. and Mrs. J. Masek 3 have moved to their new house on Penn street. Miss L. Jewell spent, a few days at New York. P. Jago and family have moved from Washington street to A. Ander son's house, 17 Elizabeth street. John Hansen is visiting at Jersey City. Mrs. H. Smith, of Hall avenue, has been entertaining a friend from New York the past few davs. PUBLIC OPINION Editor Evening News: It is to be hoped that the Mayor of oar city will veto the resolution passed at the last meeting of the Oity Council which authorizes the City Treasurer and Colleotor of Revenue to place the funds now in the Water and Eduoation accounts, on deposit with the Trust Company of this city. All city moneys should be kept in Nation al banks? not in one but several. It is risht to safe-guard all municipal funds by placing them in depositories the least likely to meet with advers ity. The National banks of this coun try are the safest institutions known, and the city aldermen are certainly derelict in their duty when they con sent to the use of depositories less safe than National banks. If they must patronize Trust com panies it would be better to place tho Sinking Fund account with them in stead of the accounts which must be constantly drawn upon. The fact that some citv officials are l personally interested in the Trust company and, as stock holders, they would be per sonally benefited, Section 34 of the city charter prohibits members of the Board of Aldermen to participate in benefits either directly or indirectly. The sense of the public demaud that their funds should be placed where the greatest security can be assured, and it is the duty of the governing body to so place the city funds that no possible loss can occur. E. W. G. The Dcl>?* of Turkey. CONSTANTINOPLE, May 15.? The council of ministers lias decided in fa vor of the proposals of the Ottoman bank for the unification of the Turkish debt. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Cloning Stock Quotations. Money on call easy at 2%@2% per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 4%05% per cent. Exchanges, $222,906,221; balances, $10,240, 542. Closing prices: Amal. Copper... 64% Norf. & West... 70% Atchison 78% Penn. R. R 128% B. & 0 91 Mi Reading 52% Brooklyn R. T.. 65% Rock Island 42% Ches. & Ohio.... 43% St. Paul 158% Chi. & Northw..l79 Southern Pac... 54% Erie 34 Southern Ry 29% Gen. Electric. .. 1RS South. Ry. pf... 92% Illinois Cen 137% Sugar 125% Louis. & Nash. .118% Texas Pacific .. 34% Manhattan 141 Union Pacific .. 89^4 Metropolitan.... 130^4 U. S. Steel 33% Mo. Pac 111% U. S. Steel pf... 8314 N. Y. Central... 12S% New York Markets. FLOUR? Steady, with a fair trade; Min nesota patents. $4fa4.30; winter straights. $3.50(63.60: winter extras, $firstname.lastname@example.org; winter patents, $3.70?4. WHEAT? Dull, but steady, on firmness In the northwest except May, which sold off under liquidation; July, 77%@77%c. ; September, 74%c. RYE? Bull, state. 56?59c., c. 1. f., New York; No. 2 western, 59%c., f. o. b., afloat. CORN ? Inactive and without much change, OATS? Quiet and steady; track, white, state, 38045c. ; track, white, western, 38? 46c PORK? Dull; mess, $email@example.com; family, $19. LARD? Steady; prime western steam, 9.35c. BUTTER? Firm; state dairy, 17021c. J extra creamery, 22c. CHEESE? Steady ; state, full creani, fancy, small, colored and white, old, 13? 15c. ; large, colored and white, old, 13? 14%e. ; small, colored, new, |fic. ; small, white, new, 12c. ; large, colored, new, ll%c.: large, white, new, ll%c. EGGS- weak; state and Pennsylvania, 17c.: western, storage packed, 16%(fil7c. SUGAR? Raw firm ; fair refining. 3 3-16c. ; centrifugal, 96 test, 3 ll-16c.; refined firm; crushed, 5.45c. ; powdered, 4.95c. TURPENTINE? Firm at 50Tt50%c. MOLASSES-Quiet; New Orleans, 31@ 40c. RICE? Firm; domestic, 4%@7c. ; Japan nbminal. TALLOW? Quiet; city, 5%c. ; country, 5% @5%c. HAY? Steady; shipping, 70@75c. ; good to choice, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Live Stock Market. CATTLE? Market steady; choice, $5,300 6.40; prime, $5?5.20; good, $4.75<g>4.85; veal calves, $email@example.com. HOGS? Market lower; prime heavlea, $6.75; mediums, heavy Yorkers, light Yorkers and pigs. $6.70; roughs, $5^6.30. SHEEP AND LAMBS? Market steady; best wethers, $5<fi>5.20; culls and common, $24i'3; choice lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. | MAIL OR TELEPHONE ORDERS DELIVERED PROMPTLY. ADDRESSED POSTAL CARDS FflEE? ASK FOR THEM. Premium Teas, Teas. $5 Worth, 50 Stamps free with each pound; Black, Green or Mixed. i < i Premium JAVA Coffee. $2 Worth, 20 Stamps FREE with each pound. This Coffee has been awarded Five Prizes for purity, strength, flavor. I I I I I I I I Premium Baking Powder. $5 Worth, 50 Stamps FREE with each pound; guaranteed pure, healthy and wholesome' for any kind of cakes, buscuits, bread or pastry. | Here Are a Few SATURDAY and MONDAY BARGAINS that cannot be matched anywhere in the country. We know that you cannot buy these anywhere else at these prices; and then, besides, we give you TRADING STAMPS with all you purchase. That's the reason we are always busy ! FIVE STAMPS FREE With Any of These Articles: 3 Jar Pure Fruit JAM, all fruits, only | 0 ?t8 | Bottle CATSUP, Man hattan Club, Only | 0 ?t8 1 Bottle Pure HORSE RADISH, Only | 0 ?tS | Bottle German MUS I TARD, Only s. | 0 CtS I Can of Cond. MILK I lb. Brand Only.... | 0 ?tS I PACKAGE CELLULOID STARCH Only | 0 ?t8 DOZEN LEMONS at Special Dozen | 3 C*S Package SHREDDED Wheat Only | | cts Bag Granulated Salt 4 lb. Only 5 Ct? Pound Pearl BARLEY Only 5?t8 Pound APPLES Best Evaporated At ? | 0 ?tS Can Choice PEACHES 3 . lbs. Only | 3 CtS EGGS EGGS FRESH EGGS, 1,100 Doz. ?Wn4-^ Just Received, Else- I I vtb where 22c. Our price I ? Hams Hams CAL. HAMS, Honey Cured, M fb ? Choice Lean, Else- ? 11*-' ko where 12c Our price IU LEMONS I3cts Choice N?w Messina LEM OftS, Pright, Juicy, Our price for 2 Days doz. Power Power cts A New 8reakfastvCEREAL Superior to the old kinds Elsewhere 15c here ? Cannod Goods BARGAINS TOMATOES, 1 ftpfcl SUGAR CORN a Can H^tbl GREEN BEANS ) U Crackor Barg. GINGER SNAPS ) Mn + c< NIC NACS a lb. td LEMON CAKES ) ? TEN STAMPS FREE With Any of These Articles: COCOANUT BEST Shredded lb | 5 ?tS Can Gold Medal COCOA at I 8 Ct8 Package Pure BORAX Compound at I 5 3 lb. Calif. PRUNES Choice only 20 ?tS Box Pure PEPPER or MUSTARD | 0 ?tS Bottle Pure VINEGAR at onlv | 0 ?tS Package Baby Brand OATMEAL | 0 CtS Can Prepared CHOCO LATE only | 5 ?tS Bag Granulated Table SALT 8 lb | 0 Ct8 JAR Curtice. JAMS only 1 5 CiS 6 Cakes German SOAP only 25 Cl' Quart Bottle Pure AMMONIA | 0 ?tS S, Star & Sobs New Jersey's Leading Grocers Smith Street, Corner New Brunvick Avenue, k PERTH AMBOY, IV. J. Telephone 71.