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PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS.
VOL. II NO. 255 PERTH AMBOY, N. J., THURSDAY, MAY 28 1903 SECOND EDITIQN ENGINEERS TO BE SUMMONED. Water Committee Heard Testi mony of Chief Coming at In vestigation Last Night. EXTEND WATER MAIN. One of tho<e Present Last Night said the Aldermen Wi'l Bring the New Pipe to this Side of River? May soon begin Construction of new Res rvoir? Alder man Campbell Asked Questions. Fire Chief W. G. Comings was practically the only man to testify De fore the Water Committee last night in their attempt to get at the facts of the cause of low water pressnre at the Smith homestead lire Sunday morning. The mayor was present and took some notes while Chief Comings testified. Chief Comings stated that when fonr streams were turned on at first there wns not enough pressure to force the water out of the nozzels, but when he ordered two A the streams shut off they managed to get a faint stream out of the other two. Gradually, he said, the pressure increased, but at ?o time was it anything like it ought to be. Alderman Campbell then asked Water Superintendent Burns about the condition of the pumps at both the Kunyon and Eagleswood station, and after Mr. Burns explained, it was de cided to adjourn the session until Fridav night when the two engineers who were in charge of the pumps at that time, will be asked to testify. One of the aldermen told a News reporter this morning that he was satisfied that the whole trouble Sun day morning lay in the fact that one of the pumps was undergoing some much needed repairs and the fire just happened when this was being done. It was also learned that the ' Board of Aldermen have under consideration a resolution which may be introduced at their next meeting Monday night to have the 24-inoli main, which is about to be laid, extended to this side of the river. It is pointed out by do ing this that the pressure will surely be increased to the point desired. It is also said the Board have under ser ious consideration of soon commenc ing the construction of two ,big reservoirs fn Arnold's Hill which they purchased some timy ago for that pur pose. The reservoirs are to hold ten days supply each. PURCHASED HIGH ST. HOME. Charles H. Edwards, superintendent of the Pardee Steel Works, has pur chased the home of H. A. Lindsav through the Bishop Company. Mr. Edwards, however, will live in the Benton house on High street until May 1, next year, when the lease held by the present tenant, Mr. Snedeoker, expires. Read the real estate advertising column on page 2, today. Why not have the telephone that your friends and neighbors have. $18.00 a year for residenoes. Hudson and Middlesex Telephone & Telegraph Company, 70 Smith street. 2755-5-16-tf ? adv BOYNTON BEACH Will Open in a Blaze of Glory on Decoration Day MAY 30th, 1903 t SPLENDID NEW ATTRACTIONS J FAMOUS BOYNTON BEACH S ORCHESTRA, AFTERNOON AND 4 EVENING. NEW DANCE HALL m Wonderful Electrical Effects. Don't Miss It ^ ^ THE COURT'S PLEASURE. ? Recorder Pickersgill told Woman her Re marks Were not Necessary. The two Kaozmarck bovs, accused by Mrs. Berger, a neighbor, of con tinually annoying her, were arraigned before Recorder Pickersgill again this morning. The mother of the Kacz marck boys was also in oonrt with CaDtain James Parker as her counsel. Several times during the hearing she made attempts to speak but the conrt declined to listen ns long as she had counsel and added that it was a pleasure to conduct the proceedings without her help. The court was sat isfied that Mrs. Berger had good.cause for complaint, but as she conld prove' nothing upon which to hold the boys, they were discharged. C. S. EDGAR IS OUT OF RACE.' His Brother, Milton A. Edgar, Made Announcement in New I Brunswick Yesterday. j MR. JACKSON'S CHANGE.' i It was announced in New Brunswick yesterday that Charles S. Edgar, of , Metnchen, had withdrawn from the senatorial race and that the chances ' of Assemblvman Jackson getting the place was greatly strengthened. The announcement was made by Milton A3 Edgar, the chairman of the Reppbli- i can County Committee. Milton Edgar stated his brother's reasons foi* withdrawing as follows : i "Mr. Edgar feels that perfect har mony in the party is of the utmost necessity. If nominated, he could i only accept the nomination at a per sonal sacrifice, as he wishes to be in California next winter. "I have coincided with my brother in this conclusion," said the Countv Chairman yesterday, "because as Chairman of [ the County Comn.ittee I wish^to be able to take an impartial position, with the interest of no partic ular candidate to further. Whoever the candidate shall be it is right that he should have my personal sympathy and my official support. It would be unseemly for me to have a personal candidate. And I do not wish to see any contentions that can be avoided brought into the political situation." Mr. Edgar admitted that the with drawal of his brother cleared the way materially for the nomination of As semblyman W. H. C. Jackson. Charles S. Edgar is a resident of Metnchen and one of the richest men in the county. He has been very suc cessful as a clay manufacturer and miner and is reputed to be wortli a million rtollars. Heretofore he has shown no especial predilection for politics. His tastes do not run that way. Moreover he is a very busy man. LOCAL ITEMS. Mrs. J. Logreen, of Brighton ave nne, is suffering from a severe bum on her left arm. Lnnd & Ghristensen have the con tract for the erection of a ten room honse in Gordon street for Mr. Johan sen. Saturday being Decoration Day, the management of the Perth Amboy Terra Gotta Works will pay their employes tomorrow night. Walter Luckhorst, the foreman ma chinist at the Perth Amboy terra cotta works, is repairing his naphtha launch. John Galb, of Broad street, has pnr chased a new naphtha launch. Hans Madison has lesigned his posi tion at the Perth Amboy Terra Gotta Works to enter the employ of the Swan Hill Terra Cotta works, at South Amboy. A <kA<timl? ?f Merchants, Manufacturers, Corporations ACCUUIITS and 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 BANE 110 SMITH STREET, PERTH AMBOY, 2*. J. Capital | Profits ! Deposits .$1,000,000 HAMILTON lr. KKAN. PRMiri-Ti , V BABBY CCNABD Casbi* j> WILL CLOSE HOME JULY I . Westminster Will Soon be a Thing of the Past-Ministers go to Newton. PROVISIONS OF WILL. It Was Provided that Unless the Newton t' House was [Occupied^ before a Certain Date the ^Property! Would,' go to 'Other Parties? Carpenters Still at Work on Structure. That the Westminster house on High street will soon be a thing of the past now seems evident. The farewell serraAs have been preached and three of the ministers from this city now occupy the home at Newton. If everything goes along as expected the old home in this city will be closed by July 1st. By the terms of the will of the late owner of the home at Newton, whioh was left to the Presbyterians as a home for aged ministers, it was necessary for the building to be oooupied at a certain date or the pro perty would go to other parties. Last Sunday the farewell sermons were preached to the ministers at the West minster home, and the Rev. Robert White, Miss E. A. William and Miss Annie Skea now live at the home in Newton. The contractors, who have heen repairing the place and bnilding an addition to the rear of the resi dence, have been delayed on account of trouble with the different labor unions. It was the original intention to have the Newton home ready by June 1, but this is now impossible. TROLLEYSNOW ENTER ARENA. Settlement of the South Approach Removes that Phase and the Franchise is Next. TO PUSH THE WORK. Now that the Fouratt approach to the South Amboy end of the Raritan river bri<lj?e has been selected by the Board of Freeholders, interest will center upon the action of the trolley people, who have been remaining in the background lately until the loca tion of the bridge was fixed. Eren in the argument brought up at the meet ing of the Freeholders yesterday the trolley came in for a knock. Freeholder Allgair claimed that the Wolff approach in his judgment, would be the best and cheapest and that the approach was clean and clear, no trolley company having a string to it. Former Solicitor Daly, upon the re quest of Solicitor Willis, gave the true comparison between the two approaches, at the conclusion of whii h the board had practically made up its mind which was best. Their conclu sions have settled the whole affair and the bridge contractor can now push the work on without any further interference. Meantime the trolley people will doubtless Boon be strug gling for supremacy in obtaining the right in South Amboy, if one has not already done so, and afterward get the franchise to cross the bridge. Free $1.00 Worth. Free! $1.00 worth of Red Star stamps given to all who bring their book to Salz & Steiner's Dry Goods store this Friday and Monday. 5-28-lt? adv. Soft Shell Crabs Boston Lobsters Northport Oysters Worrell's, 46 Street. HANSEN WON FROM PASCAL. Banish Champion Defeated the Big Prussian in a Good Bout in Music Hall. HANSEN WAS CHEERED. Crowd Expressed its Approval at the Way the Danejdid the Work? A Hard Match Hansen Won First Fall, Pascal the Second and Hansen the Third? Big Crowd Present. There are no kicks coming in re gards to the wrestling match in Music Hall last night when Hansen defeated iranz Pascal, the big Prussian, in a straight two out of three falls, Graeco Roman style. The match was clean and fair. Both men struggled hard for victory and when the local came out on top he was greeted with cheers Everybody expressed themselves as satisfied and declared they got their money s worth. Hansen won the first fall. Pasoal the second and the Dane was again the victor in the third. Music Hall was "crowded with those in this vicinity interested in the wrestling game. The main bont with pm falls only to oount, and the strangle hold barred, commenced at 9.30 o'clock, when both wrestlers came into the ring. After shaking hands they started in to work and, as many spectators remarked, it certain ly was work. . s At first both seemed afraid of each other, but Pascal got Hansen to his knees. He tried every way possible to get him on his back, but Hansen was too much for him. After a while Hansen permitted Pascal to get a body hold which was quickly broken. Pascal worked hard ana finally got a half nelson on the Dane and was slowly putting him to the mat, when Hansen made a quick move and got a body hold on the Prussian and nad him to the mat be fore he realized what was the matter with him. thus fooling Pascal at his own game. The time was 22 minutes and 45 seconds. After five minutes rest the wrestlers came on for the second bout. Pascal again got Hansen to his knees when the Danish champion made another quick move and caught Pascal with a body hold. The local man was slow ly, but surely putting the visitor to the mat when the Prussian made a grab for Hansen's leg and held fast. The referee ordered Pascal to break his hold telling him that this was not catch-as-catch-can style of wrestling. It was necessary for the referee to warn the Prussian four times in the second bont regarding the leg hold. Finally Hansen got a half nelson on Pascal but this the Prussian quick ly broke and, getting a full nelson on Hansen, laid him out, the time being 15 minutes. In the last bout Hansen got a half nelson on Pascal and downed him. the time being 7 minutes and 20 seconds. A. J. Jones, of South Amboy, was referee, and Harry P. Fox was time keeper. After the match Pascal said he would like to meet Hansen catch as-catch-can best two out of three falls for |200. In the preliminaries Decker defeat ed O'Brien, throwing him twice straight. WRESTLE IN SOUTH AMBOY. There id to be a wrestling match in the K. of P. Hall, South Amboy, to night between Charles Leon hard t, the middle-weight champion, and Prof. Carl Kromer, the ohampion middle weight of Europe. The style is to be Graeco-Roman, the best two out of three falls. The side bet is $200. You May Invite Your Friends to our louutain, knowing that what ever you order will be served exactly right, to the great pleasure of your self and your guests. Our new drinks are delicious; come and try them . Parisen's Prescription Pharmacy. ?"EE' t? ?he ? Writing Paper City Pharmacy, 160 Smith Street. TO HAVE NEW BOAT. Mary Patten will be Needed After July I for Long Branch Route. The steamboat Company's lease of the Mary Patten will expire on July 1, and after that date a new boat will take its place for the summer, it was stated yesterday. The new boat has not been selected as yet. j-'he Patten Line will need the Mary Patten after July 1 for its own service to Long Branch. Receiver Janeway is looking for a new boat and expects to get one in a few days. Until it is leased, contracts for the summer excnrsion season can not be made. tottenvTlle BOY DROWNED. Body of Samuel McManus, Who had been Missing from Home Since Tuesday Found. WAS WEDGED FAST' J3 The body of Samnel McManns, six years old, son of Captain Samnel Mo Manns, of 69 Main street, Tottenville, was found drowned at the foot of Bentley street in that place yesterday. The boy had been missing since Tues day afternoon. No one seems to know anything about the accident. The boy was dumb, but could gener ally make people understand what he wanted. He went off to play with other boys of his age, but he always came home early in the after noon. On Tuesday, when it began to get dark and he had not appeared , the parents notified the police. A searcl - B party was organiaed, but all rts to find the child failed. Many e of the opinion that the boy had gotten on a wagon and had been brought to Perth Am boy. Policeman Henry A. Backman was making his rounds yesterday over the Staten Island Railroad platform when he happened to glance ip the river and noticed something bobbing ud and down between an oyster float and the i Stiles' Lumber Company's dock. Get ting down on the float, the policeman found that it was the missing boy. It is thought the child had been playing around the railroad station and fell off into the water, and being unable to call for help became wedged be tween the float and the dock. The patrolman made the body fast i to the float and reported the matter at headquarters. Coroner Shaffer came down from Port Richmond and viewed the body and gave a permit to I. P. Bedell & Sons, the local under takers, to remove it to the home of the parentf. It is reported that the child had ie ceived foul play, but the police dis credit this. FORMER RESIDENT DEAD. Mrs. W. 0. Berry, Formerly Miss Phoebe Hart, of this City, Passed Away. Word has been received in this city of the death of Mrs. Washington O. Berry, at her late home, 431 Sixth street, Southwest, Washington, D. 0., on Thursday, May 31, at the age of seventy-two years. Mrs. Berry, who was formerly Miss Phoebe Hart, of Perth Amboy, and was the daughter of the late John and Phoebe Hart, of this city. She lived here for a num ber of years where she has mt ny friends and relatives. Mrs. Berry was a member of the Washington Fifth Baptist church. Be side a husband she leaves a sister, Mrs. Whitmore, of Washington, a son, Washington R. Berry, two daughters, Miss Laura E. Berry, and Mrs. Charles T. Yoderfour, four grand children and two great-grand children. The funeral took plaoe on Sunday. Interment was made in Glenwood cemetery at Washington. EXCURSION JUNE 6. The members of the Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Works fire department, at their last meeting, decided to hold their annual excursion on June 6. They will go to Long Island. The Laborer's Protective Union have removed from John Qerbas, Me chanic street, to Dana Hall, Smith street, where meetings will be held 1 every Mooday night. ! 2855-5-SJi-o ? adv. SPRINKLING IS RESUMED. Superintendent Burns Says Streets can be Watered at Least Once a Day. BEGAN THiT MORNING. Will Sprinkle Only in Front of those Stores and Dwellings Which Pay for Acc mmo dation? Cable Works Offered Water but Dorsey Claimed it Would not pay to Cart it Street sprinkling was resumed about 11.30 o'clock this morning by E. J. Dorsev & Sons. Superintendent Barns, of the Water Der?rtment, gave the permission. Before they could sprinkle the streets, however, it wa a necessary to take a cart load of water to the city hospital where the pressure is still very low. When Edward Dorsev was seen by & News reporter and asked how long the company would continue to sprinkle the street he said : "Yesterday we reoeived word from Superintendent Burns that we could resume sprinkling the street, if we wished to, and, as his orders to stop were the only thing that caused us to cease, we will cet at it and keep it up. We will sprinkle the streets at least once a day and more if we can. " Mr. Dorsey said that until Monday he would sprinkle only in front of the stores and houseu that pay. Several days ago the Standard Un derground Cable Works offered Mr. Dorsey all the water he could use for street crinkling, but Mr. Dorsey claimed*n would not pay him to cart th? water >0/ LAD I 1 THIS Women s Foreign Missionary Society of Elizabeth District Meets Here, The semi-annaal meeting of the Woman's Foriegn Missionary Society of the Elizabeth District, is in session in Simpson M. E. church today. The delegates were late in arriving and the first meeting did not convene until 11 o'clock. Rev. A. Hanson, of the Danish M. E. church, led the devotional exer cises at opening, after which Rev. S. T. Jackson extended greetings to the ladies and Miss H. Carlton responded. Reports were heard after which a basket lunch was enjoyed. BOYNTON BEACH READY. Resort is in Shape for the Blaze of Glory on Decoratoin Day. Saturday is the day when the famous Boynton Beach will open with a blaze of glory. Everything is ready and if the weather is fine' the resort promises to have an opening surpassing all previous attempts. The steamer Trenton from New Brunswick, will make two trips to the place, bringing; hundreds of people from the county seat. The resort has been put in fine condition and there is no doubt but that everyone will be pleased. SALE TO-DAY. The sale of the personal property of James Glenn, proprietor of the Hotel Central, took place today. Mr. Glean will soon occupy the big house at Market and Water streets. Real Estate advertising in the Even ing News brings results. 8. J". MASON, CIVIL ENGINEER 43 Smith Street. Good In well cleaned bottles at bottom prices . Wuerzburger $1.40 per Case. As good as imported. Pale Export $1.20 | Export Pilsner $1.09 These brauilg cannot be duplicated tor any such price, besides you get a rebate of 30 cents on every box of empty bottles. The Hygiene Steam Beer Bottling Works Tel. 14? b. 254 New Brunswick Ave' WEATHER The forecast received at the local Sign* Station is for clear ?nd coaler.