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vol.. II NO. 254 eERTH AMBoY. N- WEDNESDAY. MAY 27, 1903. SECO N D EDIT I ON
Chamber of Commerce would Give the City Fathers an Excursion ..
Date is Fixed..Will Appeal to the Board of Health to take Ac.
tion m the Dust Nuisance. .City Attorney Hommann's Opinion.
The Chamber of Commeroe held a
meeting in the office of the Central
Electric Company 's buildinsr last nieht
during which it was decided to invite
the municipal authorities, including
the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, Water
Superintendent and the Street Com
missioner. to go with them on an
outing to Long Branch on June 11.
The municipal authorities upon this
occasion will be the guestfc of the
Chamber of Commerce.
It v&s'pointed out that the chamber
and the aldermen are working hand
in hand for the improvement of Perth
Amboy and the chamber wants to
show its appreciation by giving the
city fathers an outine by the sea.
Long Branch is a well-kept city and
is thoroughly up-to-date in munioipal
At the meeting last nieht the deci
sion of City Attorney Hommann upon
the subject of street improvement was
discussed. Mr. Hommann is quoted
as saying that macadam roads, such as
Smith and State street, are not con
sidered a pavement and therefore it
cannot be improved under the law
suggested by the Chamber of Com
merce. The legislative committee
were authorized to consider the deci
The dust nuisance upon our main
thoroughfares cropped up next and
was disoussed at length. It suggested
that the Board of Health, which seems
to be doing nothing these days, and
which has more power than any other
munioipal organization in town, might
be induced to take some action in this
matter. It developed that the citizens
and merchants are willing to pay for
the sprinkling, but since the superin
tendent of the water department has
forbidden the sprinkling of the streets,
nothing apparently c ould be done.
The members said if it conld only bp
done good once a day they would be
glad to pay for it. The Board of
Health will be urged to do something
to relieve the situation from a health
point of view.
First Perth Amboy Hebrew Mutual
Aid Society Will Mest to Talk
of Plans.
The members of the Hebrew Mutual
Aid Society will have a meeting in
their rooms on Elm street next Thurs
day when the Building Committee
will discuss the plans for breaking
the ground on Madison avenue for
their new svnagdgue.
At this meeting the contract for
digging the cellar will be awarded.
The committee will endeavor to fix
the date for the erection of the
Why not have the telephone that
your friends and neighbors have.
$18.00 a year for residences. Hudson
and Middlesex Telephone & Telegraph
Company, 70 Smith street.
2755-5-16-tf? adv
Will Open in a Blaze of Glory on
Decoration Day
MAY 30th, 1 903
Wonderful Electrical Effects.
Don't Miss It 4
Local Members Attended Recep
tion Given Chief Oronhyatekla
in Krueger Auditorium.
A number of tho members of Court
Perth Amboy and Court Keasbey, In
dependent Order of Foresters, attend
ed the grand reception tendered by
the Courts of Essex county to the
Supreme Chief Ranger, Hod. Dr.
Oronhvateklia in the Krueger Audi
torium in Newark yesterday. The
hall was beautifully decorated
throusrhout with American flags and
bunting while every member present,
numbering nearly 2*000. carried a
small American ,.flag. The introduc
tory remarks were made by Dr. Henry
H. Lowrie, H. C. R. , after which an
opening ode was sung.
Several addresses followed and the
chief installed 431 new members of
the Essex courts. Chief Oronhyatekha
was presented with a gold trimedm
The local men who attended were:
Leo Salz, Jesse Sickles* J. K. Sheehy,
B. M. Gannon, H. Philo, H. Doris
and William Ginsberg.
Next Tuesday Court Perth Amboy
will hold their meeting in the K. of
P. Hall. Smith street, and at this
meeting about fivo new members will
be admitted.
Fred Bnrchell has received his re
lease from the Philadelphia National
Loague baseball team. Bnrchell pitch
ed good ball when he was in the box,
but, according to some who saw him
?play, hQ did not receive the necessary
snpport from the field. The Philas
are one of the tail-enders in the league
at present and Bnrchell, with several
others, have been allowed to e<^.
The reconstruction of the fire proof
ing plant at Keasbey, which was re
cently destroyed by fire, is progress
ing rapidly. The contract for the
steel work has been awarded to the
New Jersey Bridge Company and as
soon as the plant oan be prepared the
erection will begin. The factory will
bo thoroughly modern.
The large new brick building which
is being erected at the Perth Amboy
Terra Ootta Works, is now nearinsr
completion and within a few days
will be finished. Machinery will then
be installed and it will be used as a
clay room.
Katie Ford, the infant daughter of
John and Sarah Ford, of the boat
William Pardee, died early this morn
ing. The child is five months old.
The /funeral will be held from the
undertaking parlors of J. J. Flynn on
New Brunswick avenue tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment
will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
43 Smith Street.
AfiAAamln of Merchants, Manufacturers, Corporations
ACuOliniS and Individuals Solicited ? ... ?
INTEREST PAID ON } 2 per cent, on $ 500 or over
DAILY BALANCES J 3 per cent, on $1,000 or over
Safe Deposit Boxes to Rent at Low Rates
\E first national bank
Capital | Profrh J Deposits _$l,000,000
Raritan Lodge Entertained
Guests and Spent an Enjoy
able Time.
Grand Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Otis A. Glaze
brook Reviewed the History of Masonry
Since 1,500 Years Before Christ? Re
freshments Served in the Lecture Room
of the Church.
Raritan Lodge, No. 61, "F. and A.
M. entertained their ladies and friends
in Simpson M. E. church last night.
The Grand Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Otis
A. Glazebrook, delivered the principal
address after which refreshments
were served in the lecture room of tfce
The program as rendered began with
an organ seleotion bv Miss Augusta
Farrington. The Empire State Quar
tette followed, after which Conrad F.
Hall, Worshipful Master, made an
annoucement. A tenor solo bv Frank
P. Balcom followed and Ernest L.
Barbour then cave a monologue which
consisted of humorisms. More songs
and stories were given when Hon.
Adrian Lyon introduced the speaker
of the evening. Judge Lyon's re
marks were well chosen and were a
pleasing introduction for so able an
address which followed.
Dr. Glazebrook told the story of
maBonry from its beginning and said
he had traced its origin for 1,500 years
before Christ. He was listened to
with much attention.
Following the address a baritone
solo was sung by Charles W. Ostrand
er., and the Empire Qnuartet rendered
another selection. Rev. S. T. Jack
son then invited those present to tbe
lecture room where the refreshments
were served. The hours passed pleas
antly and the occasion was one of the
most enjoyable that has taken place
here this season.
George Reed, a Member of Wash
ington Hose Company Buried
in South Amboy.
Twentv-seven firemen, members of
Washington Hose- Company, and a
number of their friends attended the
funeral of the late' George Reed in
South Amboy yesterday afternoon.
The firemen were all in uniform and
left on the Central railroad on the
1.18 tr$in for South Amboy.
The floral tributes were beautiful.
Washington Hose taking two pieces
from this city. Mr. Reed, who was
twenty-five years old, was an ex-fore
man of Washington Hose Company
and lived here for a number of years.
Unidentified Man Buried by Under
taker Burke this^Morning- No
Clue Found.
_ _ ? *
The body of the unidentified man,
which was found floating in the sound,
as told in yesterday's News, was
buried in Potter's Field by Under
taker Burke this morning. No clue
has been found upon which|his ident
ity might be learned and the police
have not the slightest hope of obtain
ing any.
For real estate see page 2.
Soft Shell Grabs
Boston Lobsters
Northport Oysters
Worrell's, 46 $??.
Memorial Day Will be Observed
in all the Schools Tomorrow
Westminster Boys to Give an Exhibition
and Rev. Dr. H. 6. Mendenhall will
Speak? Scholars will Sing Patriotic
Songs and Recite Tomorrow? Appro
priate Exercises Throughout the City.
Trie Memorial Day exercises will be
held in all the different public schools
throughout the city on Friday after
noon. Singing and recitations will
be the general features of the exer
cises. In the upper grades of the
High School the members of Major
James H. Dandy Post G. A. R. will
be the guests of the students.
The Westminster Cadets, under the
command of John Danner, will give
an exhibition .drill before the upper
High School pupils, also the pupils of
the 8th grade, and Rev. Dr. H. G.
Mendenhall, pastor of the Presbyter
ian church, will address the classes.
In the sixth and seventh grades of
the High School, recitations by one
pupil from each room will take plaoe,
also a piano selection by one pupil
from each class.
In School No. 1 the pupils will take
part in recitations and songs. In
schoolsj2, 3, 4 and 5 tfie programs will
be very similar. Children will recite
and patriotic songs will be sung.
Foreign Missionary Society of
Elizabeth District Semi-Annual
Session Here Tomorrow.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary
Society, of the Elizabeth District,
Will meet in Simpson M. E. chnrch
tomorrow. At 10.45 a business meet
ing will be held. At 2.30 Mrs. J. H.
Knowles will speak after which Miss
J. V. Hughes, who is the superin
tendent 0' the Young Woman's Work,
will speak to the young people. At
7.80 o'clock in the evening Miss Grace
Todd, a returned missionary, will de
liver a shbrt address.
Mrs. F. O. Mooney, president of the
distriot, will preside. Following is
the program in full:
At 10.45 a. m. , Devotional Service,
Rev. A. Hanson ; Greeting, Rev. S.
T. Jackson; Response, Miss H. Carl
ton. Reports district officers. Com
mittees appointed. Noontide prayer.
Introductions. Announcements. Miz
pah benediction. Basket luncheon.
At 2.30 p. m., Devotional service,
Mrs. OveriBRton ; Young Woman's
Work, Miss J. V. Hughes; Solo, Mrs.
R. W. .Macan; Address, Mrs. J. H.
Knowles. Collection. Introductions.
Adjournment. Tea served by enter
taining auxiliary.
? At 7.45 p. m. Opening exercises,
Rev. S. T. Jackson ; Anthem, Church
ohoir ; Address, Miss Grace Todd ;
Solo, Miss Adele Williams. Reports
of committees. Collection. Benedic
tion. Literature in charge of Miss A.
The Ladies Aid Society of the Swed
ist Congregational church will hold
the annual Spring Sale next Thurs
day, May 28, at 7.80 p. m.
5-27-lt? adv.
You May Invite Your Friends
to our lountain, knowing that what
ever you order will bo served exactly
right, to the great pleasure of your
self and your guests. Our new
drinkR are delioious; oome and try
them .
Parisen'stPrescription Pharmacy.
Mayor Seaman has Taken Action in Regards to the Fire Sunday and
the Water Committee has Called a Meeting Tonight at Which
Chief Comings and Superintendent Burns will be Present
Freeholders in Session in New
Brunswick This Afternoon
Members Divided.
( Special to the Evening News )
New Brunswick, May 27: ? The
Board of Freeholders went into session
at 12.80 todav wheu Freeholder James
M. Glenn, of Perth Amboy, made a
motion that a decision be reached for
the approach to the South Amboy end
to the Karitan bridge before adjourn
ment. The motion was not seconded,
but a discussion on the subject was
Freeholder 'Allgair favored the Wolff
approach while Surrogate Peter F.
Daly, former solicitor of the board,
favored the Fouratt 'approach. Mr.
Meeker, from the office of State Road
Commissioner Buda, of Trenton,
spoke in favor of the Fouratt property
because it was nearest South Amboy.
The Freeholders took a vot? at 2
o'clbck with the result of sixteen in
favor of the Fouratt approach and
Freeholders Allgair, O'Neal and Staats
against it. All the Freeholders from
Perth Amboy voted in favor of the
Fouratt property.
The labor situation in Perth Amboy
remains unchanged. The painters are
still out and there are, at present, no
signs of an agreement with the bosses.
The strike at the Atlantic Terra Cotta
in Tottenville is still on according to
the union. Two men were said to
have started for the factory this morn
ing with the intention of asking |for
John Mahony, of Woodbridge,
dropped dead in that town yesterday.
Mr. Mahony was fifty years old and
Was just starting out to work with
his team when he fell head first from
his wagon, and was dead before any
doctor could reach him. Coroner
Henry, of this oity, viewed the body
and gave permission for its removal
after giving the cause of death as
heart failure. The arrangements for
his funeral are being made.
George W. Mercer is moving today
from State street to his new home on
Gordon street.
Edward Carter has a position with
the Perth Amboy steam laundry.
Miss Sophia Slobodien, of South
Carteret, spent yesterday in town.
Mrs. H. Davidowitz has returned
from a visit at Carteret.
C. M. Peterson will shortly move
into the new Smith street office.
Chief of Police Minnick, of South
Amboy, was in town today and paid
an offioial visit at police headquarters.
The Laborer's Protective Union
have removed from John Gerbas, Me
chanic street, to Dana Hall, Smith
street, where meetings will be held
every Monday night.
2855-6-27-6? adv.
Successor to J. K. JENSEN,
L250 Washington St. Cor. Johnstone |
The Water Committee will hold a
session in the City Hall tonight for
the purpose of settling the blame upon
the person or persons responsible for
the exceeding low pressure at the fire
of the Smith homestead on Sunday
morning. Alderman Runyon has oall
ed this meeting in response to the re
quest of the Mayor to investigate the
Several firemen, including Chief
Comings, and Joseph Burns, superin
tendent of the water works, have been
asked to appear before that commit
tee. Mayor Seaman is also expected
to be present.
In an interview with a News report
er upon the subject this morning,
Mayor Seaman said:
"I am determined that some one
else shall share the blame some of the
time and this time I don't care at
whose door it falls, either."
The Mayor blamed the firemen for
nsing three or four lengths of hose
upon the fire and thereby reducing
the force for on9 line, which, he said,
would have done the work. The
mayor admitted he was not present at
the fire and when he was told by the
reporter that several streams were
shut off, so that they might get press
ure enough in one hose whioh they
didn't get, His Honor said he would
take it all back.
When asked if he did not think that
Sunday '8 fire illustrated the need of a
lire engine the Mayor did not answer
at firfcG. Then he said:
"I do not think I am oapable of
judging that, taking all tnings into
consideration. He added, however,
that half thn peopto-wirtl vts howling
for a fire engine do not ^
they are talking about. The mayor
said he thought thwb the .incident
would result in finally getting a fire
Contractors FastMaking a Big
Hole at Centre and Mechan
ics Streets.
masons iirfwo week.
Weather permitting the masons will
be able to commence work on the
foundation of St. Mary's new church
on Mechanio street in about two
weeks. Graham & McKeon, who
have the contract for digging the
cellar, have already made considerable
The large fence which surrounded
the property has now been torn down
and the carts are at work taking the
dirt away as fast as an army of men
can load them. The cellar will be
dug for a foundation of 60x125 feet.
The men who are doing the digging
have come across three old wells, one
of which is 37 feet deep and not a
drop of water in it.
F.J. LABKLN, 357 STATE Street,
will do plumbing, steam, hot water
and hot air heating on monthly pay
d Sood I3eei%?
In well cleaned bottles
at bottom prices.
Wuerzburger $1.40 per Case.
As good itH imported.
Pale Export $1.20 | Export Pilsner $1.00
These brands cannot be duplicated (or
any such price, besides you f?et a rebate of
30 cents on every twjx of empty bottles.
The Hygiene Steam Beer Bottliog, Works,
Tel. 143 b. 254 New Brunswick Ave.
The forecast received at the local Signa
Station is for clear and coaler.
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