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PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS.
[ VOL. II NO. 253 PERTH AMBOl, N. J., TUESDAY, MAI 26 1903 SECOND EDITION HOT ARGUMENTS AT WET DOCK HEARING. Dr. W- E Ramsay, in a Stirring Address tells the Story of Past Actions of the Board of Aldermen? Citizens Favor having the Matter Re ferred to the Chancellor for an Opinion as to the City's Claims ? Adjourned Without Taking any Action. There was very plain talk in the oounoil chamber last night at the pnblic hearing on the Wet Dock pro perty. The meeting was not as well attended at the last one, but the arguments offered pro and oon were more interesting. Alderman Gannon, who aoted as ohairman, offered a resolution whioh Oity Olerk Rieley read to the effect that the Oity Attorney be instructed to make representations to the chan cellor to have the matter settled. The law upon this poftit, whioh Alderman Gannon said, protected the oity and gave it the. right to make the applica tion, was then read by the Oity Olerk. The law was very specific in defining the rights and powers of the Board of Aldermen, by providing for the price of such lands to be fixed by the Board of|Aldermen at public or private sale. All this, of course, could be done if the oourt so ordered. Alderman -at-large Eckert furnished a map of the property and it was placed where everyone could see it. Mr. Edkert, who has taken the stand against the resolution ever sinoe it was introduced, made a new move last night by stating that the property could not be disposed of Because Water street, which he said, runs through the property, was duly grant ed to the oity by a deed in fee and the law says where street runs through a property such property oannot be dis posed of. Judge Lyon made a reply to this contention stating that at the time of the grant Water street did not exist through the Wet Dock property and therefore it did not count. Mr. Eckert furnished a certified copy of the deed and exhibited other deeds in conuootion with other trans fers of the property. Milton A. Edgar asked Mr. Eckert if he wanted the oity to be a party to a fraud by refusing to take the whole matter before the chancellor? Mr. Eckert replied that the city was best able to say whether it had anything to soil or not and that no authority was necessarv no matter how high. Judge Lyon then said he did not believe that theyjhad come to decide the various technicalities of the law upon the subject, but simply to decide what the oitv should do in the matter of selling the title. The matter of a title to the property, Judge Lyon said, has never been settled and in the de cision of the Supreme Court of the city's suit against Mr. Ramsay the city was thrown out. City Olerk Rielly read several peti tions to have the oity pass the resolu tion now before them that the matter may- be settled. Dr. Ramsay then took the floor and recited the story surrounding the cir cumstances of tne suit that was brought against his father. He assert ed that was done because oertain people had said they would make it hot for his father. Dr. Ramsay said he thought Mr. Eckert knew in his own heart that he did not mean it when he stated the oity had not molested the concern. The dootor ? BOYNTON BEACH Will Open in a Blaze of Glory on Decoration Day MAY 30th, 1903 SPLENDID NEW ATTRACTIONS ' | FAMOUS BOYNTON BEACH , ORCHESTRA, AFTERNOON AND () EVENING. NEW DANCE HALL , I Wonderful Electrical Effects. j I i Don't Miss It p compared the city's action with that of waving the red flag in front of a ball when they began the suit against his lather and it has been waving it ever sinoe in their refusal to have the matter settled. To this Mr. Eckert redied that if the Board of Aldermen, several years ago, had done.their duty the matter would have been settled long ago. Alderman Gannon then addressed Mr. Eokert: "Yon say the city does not want to disturb the company," he said, "but remember your term as alderman does not last the extent of the lease and who is to say in the future what will happen ?' ' Alderman Gannon then asked if there was any one in the room who had any more to say for or against it, and there being no reply the meeting was adjourned. R. R. BRIDGE COMPLETED. Work Which has Taken Nearly a Year is Now Finished? Al most a New Structure. TROUBLE ^ITH SAND. The New York & Long Branch Rail road now has practically a new bridge over the Raritan river between this city and Sonth Amhoy. The work of reconstruction, which was began last summer, has beeo completed. A gang of men is still in the center of the bridge putting on a few finishing touohes, but these men have been at work off and on ever since the bridge was first erected and will be " kept busy almost continually making neces sary repairs. Last summer new piling was driven and all winter a gang of bridge.build ers were at work replacing the old timbers and making everything new with the exception of the iron work. On this side of the river the filling in has caused no little trouble. When ,the work was abont com pleted, the last heavy storm washed the sand away and, when making re pairs, old canal boats were placed oloser to the bridge after which the heavy rocks were placed between the ties, then the sand, then more stones and finally another ooat of sand. This work has not yet been tested but an old resident along the shore says when this winters storms come it will be the same old game over again for the tide comes in where the bridge is with such a force that it is impossible for anything like sand to stay in such a place and the Central Railroad will have to find another soheme to fix the bridge. ENGINF OFF TRACK. . The big drill engine on the Central railroad jumped the track Saturday afternoon while on the Raritan Copper Works siding and plowed through the earth for several yards before she came to a standstill. It took a wreck ing crew from Jersey City an hour before the enxine was back on the track. Soft Shell Grabs Boston Lobsters Northport Oysters Worrell's, 46 Sfi^r. AaaamiiIa of Merchants, Manufacturers, Corporations JlCGOllllIS an1 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 Rent at Low Rates liberal POLICY HE FIRST NATIONAL BANK 110 SMITH STBKET, ' ^feuTII AM HOY, N. J. % HAMILTON to. KKAN Pwidskt, HA BBY CCNABD Casbii FOUND BODY IN THE SOUND. Peter Rassmussen Saw the Re mains of a Man Floating off Captain Liddle's Float. DEAD FOR A MONTH. Body is so far Gone that Identification Is Impossible ? Remains Taken to Burke's Morgue-Two Men Missing from this City? Police Making an Inves tigation. The body of an unknown man was fonnd floating in the middle of the sound opposite Oaptain Liddle's place, by Peter Rassmnssen, the fish dealer, about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Rassmnssen passed the body and then rowed back to it. and attaching a line to it, towed it ashore at the foot of Smith street where permission for its removal was given by Coroner Henry and it was taken to Burke's morgue. The body had evidently been in the water a long time for not a bit of flesh remained upon the head for identification. Nothing was found by which the corpse could be identified. The clothes bore the appearance of a working man. He wore a blue and white striped shiit with small striped trousers, well worn. He had on a Dair of elastic gaiters. He was five feet nine inches tall and weighed about 150 pounds. Chief Burke says there are two men reported missing from this city. One disappeared early this month and the other about the middle of March. It is possible that it may be one of them. One is Frank Bucke, of the barge Balise, and the other is Gabriel Wvto levitoh, of 78 Catherine stfeet. An investigation is being made. INSURANCE MAN TALKS. Says Recent!Fire will Cause the Fire Underwriters to take Fur ther Action in the City. MAY INCREASE RATES. In an interview with a prominent real estate dealer this morning a News reporter learned that the Fire Under writer will probably make one more demand on the Board of Aldermen for a better fire department and if their demands are not granted, the rates will go higher in this city. He said the Board of Fire Under writers will certainly learn of the conditions of things at the reoent lire in the Smith homestead. "What they will do," lie'oontinued, "there is not the least bit of doubt in my mind. They will demand that their reoent recommendations be fulfilled at once. The fire Sunday will doubtless be the means of cancelling several factory risks and if the rates are not raised it will be strange. "The Board of Aldermen will be given the chance to do something after the demands are made and then if they are not complied with within a reasonable time the insurance com panies will doubtless take more aggres sive action to compel them to act on the matter. " Why not have the telephone that your friends and neighbors have. $18.00 a year for residences. Hudson and Middlesex Telephone & Telograph Company, 70 Smith street. 2755-5-16-tf? adv - EXPECT MORE WATER TODAY. Superintendent Burns Says Pump is now Repaired and De partment in Better Conditon. SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT. Bids (or, the Additional Pipe Line are soon to be Opened and the Work Pushed Rapidly? Hospital Gets Water at Night but none During the] Day? Storing the Supply. The work of repairing the Smith street pumping station, whioh was commenced last Friday, will be com pleted today and it is expected the pressure will be a great deal better hereafter. vVhen Superintendent Burns was seen by a News reporter this morning lie said that the pressure in town was muoh improved today and that within a short time he hopes to be able to have it so as to more nearly meet the demand of the city. At the city hospital they are now able to get plenty of water during the night but none during the day. It is said arrangements are made so that they get enough stored to last during the hours of low pressure. The bids for laying the new twenty four inch pipes for the Run yon water works are expected in very shortly and when they are opened and the contract given out it will take about three months to complete the work, and then the city will be well supplied with water. In the meantime the water department will do its best to supply the demands upon it. FAVOR THE ' WOLFF SITE? Freeholder Glenn Says he will do all in his Power to Reach Decision. MEETING TO-MORROW. Tomorrow a meeting of the Board of Freeholders will be held in New Brunswick to decide as to which of the two proposed approaches they will have for the South Amboy end of the new Raritan river bridge. Freeholder Glenn, in an interview with a News reporter this morning, stated that as chairman of the Bridge Committee he was certainly going to make an effort to have the matter settled tomorrow. Mr. Glenn said he will force the matter to an issae if necessary. He is also of the opinion that the. majority of the members of the Board are in favor of the Wolff approach piovided that there are no more legal complications to bob up. This, Mr. Glenn said, should not occnr now for every one has had a chance to look the matter up and shonld there be any objections, it should have been done before. Mr. Glenn declared that if nothing is done it will not be his fault. For real estate see page 2. ci (Sood In well cleaned bottles at bottom prices. Wuerzburger $1.40 per Case. As good a? imported. Pale Export $1.20 | Export Pilsner $1.00 These brands c:innot be duplicated for any such prioe, besides you pei a rebate of 20 cents oil every box of empty bottles. Tlie Hygiene Steam Beer Bottling Works, Tel. 143 b. 254 New Brunswick Ave Needs Attention! Ynii xhoul'1 no iu-yl ct any part' of your toilet I or the lack ul' I'oi ? el. A i tides when Touth Brushes, Hair Brushes, Combs, Tooth Powders, Soaps, Sponges, Face Powders .... etc.. are su plentiful horn at prices within tiie reach of all CITY PHARMACY 160 SMIIH STREET. MAYOR AND POSTMASTER ARE THE RINGMASTERS. Society Circus Promises Plenty of Fun for all Who Attend? Doctors and Lawyers, Business Men and Employes Will take Parts of Clowns, Jockeys, Bare Back Riding and do Stunts for the Amusement of the Citizens? All for the Benefit of the Hospital FIRE WAS SOON OUT. Blaze Early this Afternoon Caus ed About $100 Damage in Woodshed. A SMALL STREAM. Fire broke out in the rear of the Italian tenement house at 211 Wash ington street abont 1.80 o'clock this afternoon. The blaze waB in the woodshed and it is supposed the chil dren playing with matches set it on fire. A neighbor said that Sunday the same thing nearly happened. The shed was completely destroyed and the fire reached the big house and soorehed the house of Alexander Thompson, next door. The firemen were on hand promptly and were able to set a small stream of water sufficient to do their work. The tenement is owned by LuiRi Pellesino. He says wben the fire started his first thought was for his children and he does not know how the blaze started. Damage is about $100. BRIDGE IRON WORK HAS BEEN SHIPPED. Rushing Work on the New Raritan River Bridge? Material Expected. That every effort is being made to complete the new Raritan river bridge within the contract time is evident from the rash that is now apparent at the site. The iron work has been shipped and is expected to arrive at this end of the bridge every day. There will be no delay unless the freeholders fail to select the site for the sonth approach tomorrow. As soon as the iron work arrives men will be at work potting it in shape ready to be placed when the bridge is advanced far enough. The iron work was shipped several days ago and the men now at the bridge are rnshmg work making ready foi it. Card of Thanks. Mrs. Peter Toolin wishes to express her sincere thanks to the Ancient Order of Hibernians and to her friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted hor in her late bereavement upon the death of iier son, Bernard Toolin. Lost anything: A cent-a-word ad. in the Evening News will find it for yon. Read the real estate advertising column on pace 2, today. NOTICE. Wo, the undersigned barbers of the city of Perth Amboy, oonnty of Mid dlesex, State of New Jersey, do here by agree to close onr shops on ^Satur day May 80th, Decoration Day, and on Saturday, July 4, 1908 at 3 p. m. Signed, Lonis H. Franke, Smith & Hoffner, Alfred Beltrami, V. H. Beck, Charles Mvres. Peter Peterson, Francis P. Maneinell, Lanrkz Hanson, R. Rossie, Frank Lawros, L. Cerrokis & Son, J 08. Falkenstein, Tony Reel, Loreuze Pensabene, S. Smilovis, M. Mieskewski. Rose ltoyaf. Fruit Nectar, Fruit Charlotte. The Now Oritiks, served with Crushed FruiU and loo Cream, Five Cents, an our Fouutaiu. Parisen'8 Prescription Pharmacy. The town is agog over the City Hospital's big circus that takes place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. It is also being generally talked of in all the sorronnding towns. All the world and his wife are going including the children. The most attractive features of course are the local celebrities, who are booked to perform side by side with old time professional circus people. The imagination makes a wild hit that is positively tickling as it pictures Mayor Seaman and Postmaster George Tice as ringmasters with Dr. Orowther as Signor Dublin Stout, the^ strong man, and S. Wiener as Mile. Onanag, the great female bareback rider. These are only a few of the leading characters in the funny comedy to be presented. Among the others will be Foxy Grandpa by W. A. Belcher, Happy Hooligan by Wilbur LaRoe, burlesque policemen by M. E. Hansen and F. D. Easterbrook ; Buffalo Bill, by William Files ; Alkali Ike, by Joseph Burns, while George J. Haney and W. T. Strong will im personate "Rubes." The clowns will be George Gems, Eugene Mullen, Chester Gillis and Ramsay Orowell. There will be many amusing freaks in the side show impersonated by well known citizens whose names are kept secret with the hope that the skill of the "make-up" artist will enable them to escape detection. At every side show performance a lecture will be delivered by a prominent citizen under the name of Prof. Knowital A. O. N. I. T. - The " barkers ' g/nosefloW?>fpio tnresque languages-ill be relied" 1311 ?' induce everybody to enter the side show will be J. E. Strieker, J. ( S. Wight, S. Riddles torffer and H( G. Dewender. William Noe, A. Orouth amel, Dr. F. 0. Henry, 0. F. Eilert, J. J. Cunningham and E. J. McCor mick will perform as jockeys in the big show. The ushers will include Dr. Mason. Dr. Lund, Dr. Levy, John Danner and H. W. Jones. The local end of the big cirons is under the management of S. R. Far rington. The professional part of the circus was given in yesterday's News and is thoroughly up-to-date in every particular. FINISHED BY J JULY FIRST. Rushing Work at the Local As phalt Plant-Steamer Arrived not yet Unloaded. WILL BElOMPLETE. The work at f the Barber Asphalt plant at Maurer is now being rushed to the fullest extent possible, and the company hoDes to have everything in operation by the first of Julv. The work of unloading the steamer Bosne atn, which arrived at the plant about | two weeks ago, is now well under I way, and will be finished by Saturday | night if everything goes along smoothly. When the steamer first arrived here the company was unprepared to un load her, not expecting she would arrive so soon, but now temporary stockades have been built and the raw asphalt is being stored in them until the plant starts to work and is able to use the stuff. The machine shop has been com pleted some time and is working full .force while the power house will shortly be finished. The oompany I will use the regular sized railroad : tracks and will have three small loco motives at work^all the time. ; A moving derrick is now being built on the dock and when this is finished ? the company will have one of the best docks along the sound. Beal Estate column page 2. WEATHER. The forecast received at the local Signa Station is for clear and coaler.