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PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS.
VOL. II NO. 258 PERTH AMBOY, N. J.. TUESDAY, JUNE 2. 1S03 SECOND EDITION EFFORT MADE TO GET FIRE ENGINE. Alderman Gannon Presents Two Resolutions to Board Last Night and Both are Referred to the Committee on Fire ? Alderman-At Large Eckert Opposes the Move. ? Alderman Gannon made an effort to have the fire department improved [at the meeting of the Board of Aldermen last night, but hie two resolutions were referred to the fire committee where it is probable they will remain until the new water main is extended to this side of the Raritan river. Mr. Gannon offered two resolntions, one to issue $19, SCO bonds to improve the department, and the other that the couucil advertise for bids for a steam fire engine. Alderman-at-large Eckert was the leader in the opposition to taking action at this time. Mr. Gannon's action was taken after the board had decided to have the new 24-inoh water main extended to this side of the Raritan river. Mr. Eckert in speaking on the first resolu tion said it was a most unusual pro ceeding and entirely uncalled for at this time. He said the committee had not had any instructions from the board to prooeed any further than wTiat. they had done and the idea of asking the board to issue bonds for something they did not know anything about was ridiculous. In reply to Mr. Eckert, Mr. Gannon said all he wanted was action. He pointed out the fact that the matter had been hanging on for several months and he thought time enough had passed to allow all to know what to do and what was needed. Mr. Gannon said he meant no reflection on the fire committee, but he thought something ought to be done. He ex plained that the reason he had fixed the amount of bonds at $19,500 was that the chief of the lire department hati furnished that estimate and he thought the chief was the b6st one to idge the needs of the department. ? He declared that if the board had issued $25,000, the limit allowed, it would not be too much. He stated that former city attorney Wight had drawn up his resolution and that City Attorney Hommann had looked it over and pronounced it all right. When the first resolution was dis posed of Alderman Gannon sprung a real surprise in the form of the second resolution in which the council was authorized to advertise for bids for a steam fire engine. Alderman Eckert again led the attack in which he declared that the city was in no need of a steamer. He stated the condition of the fire depart ment d^d not warrant the purchase of an engine. He declared that for his part he would like to issue $1,000,000 worth of bonds to put the water de partment in proper condition. Alderman Runvon asked for delav until the main waB completed under the river to see what that could do to> relieve tne situation. Alderman Campbell, chairman of the Fire Committee, stated that the committee had taken no further action in the matter because the council had given no further instructions. The resolutions were referred to the Are committee with the unanimous vote of the aldermen. Read the real estate advertising column on page 2, today. - , Soft Shell Grabs Boston Lobsters L Northport Oysters p Worrell's, 46 Sffir. CLEARED $160 FOR HOSPITAL. Society Circus Was a Success but the Amount is Smaller than was Expected. MAY COIF AGAIN. The following communication from Samuel G. Garretson, tells the result of the society circus in this city. It nets |160 for the hospital. "The management of the City Hos pital are happy to announce a net sain from the circus performances of $140 with some few returns yet to be made with donations coming in, which will leave us a net sum of about $1?0. We are gratefnl indeed to all the patrons of the entertainment. To Mr. McCoy for the use of the grounds without compensation. ?The ringmasters, strong men, bare back riders, rubes, jooke.vs, clowns, freaks, barkers, lect urers, ushers and the various retinue playing as professionals, who did everything in their power to ^promote the success of the enterprise. We sought to make $500, have tailed, but will do it next time. In this connec tion would notice with thanks a dona tion of $5 from Mr. James E. Noe tor the good work. For the Committee Sam'l. G. Garretson, Financial Sec. " It is rossible that an effort will be made to have the sooiety circus return here nest year under a little more liberal terms, when it is hoped more money will be realized. FOOT CRUSHED IN A WIRE MACHINE. John Johnson Meets With Painful Accident? Amputation is Necessary. While working at one of the big machines in the yrire mill department at the Standard Underground Cable Works, on Washington street, this morning, John Johnson, nineteen years old, of 24 Watson avenue, got his right foot caught in a wheel, it was so badly crushed that it was necessary to amputate the member at the ankle. It is said that the quick action of a fellow employe saved his life. Dr. Tyrrell was summoned awl after an examination ordered that the boy be taken to the hospital where the amputation was performed. There was some delay on account of no water being obtainable. 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. 2755-6-16-tf? adv Lost anything : A cent-a-word ad. in the Evening News will find it for you. LA AAMaini* of Merchants, Manufacturers, Corporations ACCOUNTS 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 THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK IIO SMITH STREET, PKRTH AM BOY, X. .1. J Capital | Profits | Deposits .$1,000,000 HAMILTON RR AN. PsMirmur y tABHT i fNAiMi r.tni PLAYED WITH GUN POWDER. Alfred Janny Badly Burned as a Result of his Investigation Yesterday, POWDER IN A BOX. Boys Found it near Hotel Central and De cided to See What it Would Do? Touch ed a Match to It and Explosion Followed ?Doctor was Summoned? and Boy is now in Bed Alfred Janny, the 13-year old son of Fred Jnnny, is confined to his home at 94 Smith stieet today suffering with numerous wounds, as the result of playing with gunpowder yesterday afternoon. At 4.30 o'clock young Janny with his friend, Charlie Evans, were play ing around the Hotel Central, on Smith street, where repairs are now being made, and while they were romping about they discovered a cigar box. When (hey had taken the lid off the bos they found that it was half full of shot and gunpowder. Looking around to see that no one was watch ing them they quickly made off with their prize to the rear vard of the Moflitt Realty Company on Smith street. They thought that it would be a great idea to touch a match to JJie powder and see^what would happen. The lighted match had no sooner struck the powder when it exploded. Young Janny, who was very close to the box, when the powder went off, got the full force and was badly burn ed about the face, breast and arms. When Evans saw that his companion was hurt he ran off. Others, ooming up on account ot the noise, carried the injured boy to his home across the street where Dr. Ramsay Was sum moned. After the doctor had done all he could for the boy he ordered him put to bed, where he is now confined, and with careful treatment they hope soon to have him out again. NORTH AMBOY ITEMS Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Leszcynski spent Saturday and Sunday at Newark. John A. Hansen, of Scranton, Pa., it- visiting friends at this place. Miss M. Hansen, of Sewaren, is visiting her parents on Elizabeth street. Mr. George Gilson, of Texas, is the gaest of Andrew Anderson, the Hall avenue bntcher. Mrs. M Blatt spent Sunday and Monday at New York. Mr. Thomas Cunningham, of New York, loent Sunday with his parents at this place. Mrs. Nelson, of Hall avenue, had a number of friends from Elizabeth on Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Mever Drawer enter tained a number of guests from New York on Memorial Day. 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. 2865-5-27-6? adv. S500 REWARD will be paid to the person or persons furnishing information re sulting in the arrest and conviction of the party or parties who fast ened a copper wire with an old shoe so as to short circuit the elec tric light wires at Port Reading which resulted in putting out the commercial lights at Sewaren and Woodbridge on Decoration Day night at about 9. 30. Carteret Electric Light and Power Co. L. A. CHASE, Treasurer. Universal tiniment fjj(y PharTnaCY FOR SPRAINS AND BRUISES J J It has no equal. Every bottle guaranteed. 160 SMITH STREET t WILL EXTEND WATER MAIN. Board of Aldermen Take Action to Have new Pipe Brought Under River. i MR. BURNS WRITES. Tells the Board of Aldermen that the Wat er Pressure Is in a Critical Condition Recommends the Extention to this Side. Resolution Passed Unanimously? Alder men Realize the Need of More Pre1 sure. . The Board of Aldermen, last night, passed a resolution to have the new twenty-four inch water main, which is to be laid from the pumping station at Runyon to the south side of the river extended to this side. The reso lution was introduced by Alderman Runyon. The contract for driving two additional artesian wells at Run yon was awarded to Henry H.Bennett. This action was taken after a com munication from Water Superinten dent Burns, was read calling attention of the board to the critical condition of the city's water supply. He said the present sixteen-inch main cannot carry a sufficient supply to this side of the river and he urged immediate action in having the new twenty-four inch main extended to this side of the river. He said in view of the fact that there is practically no more than enough water at Eagleswood held on reserve to put out a lire, that should a break occur in the main across the river, this city would be without water. When all this work is completed the city's water supply will be greatly improved. WOULD HAVE SUNDAY OBSERVED BETTER. ????? I Ministers Unite to Urge that Proper Respect be Shown- Letter from Prosecutor. There is a united movement on foot among the ministers of this city to have a better observance of Sunday in Perth Am boy. Thoy are working quietly and using personal interviews to accomplish the desired end. The fact that H. P. Hansen has ''re ceived a letter from the prosecutor warning the Sociable A. C. not to hold their contemplated boat race on June 7, has brought some ill feeling, but the ministers declare they hart nothing to do with the letter, not having approached the prosecutor on the matter. GERMANS CELEBRATE. Several hundred Germans and Ger man-Hungarians paraded about town yesterday afternoon in honor of the German Pfingst. Yesterday was a big holiday with these people and they wound up in Loeser's Grove at Maurer with a picnic. FREID HELD IN BAIL Arraigned Before Commissioner Whitehead in Newark Yesterday. Chief Burke and Officer MoDermott were in Newark yesterday and gave testimony before Commissioner White head in the case of Elias Freid, of New York, who was arrested by the latter officer in this city last week for violating the United States Revenue laws. Joseph Fiigen, the Market street cigar manufacturer, also testi fied against Freid, at the conclusion of which Freid was held in the sum of $600 to await the action of the United States Grand Jury. Freid plead not guilty. 8. J. MASON, CIVIL ENGINEER 43 Smith Street. WATER COMMISSION WILL BE APPOINTED. Board of Aldermen Pass Ordinance on First Reading that such a Body Shall be Established? In Line with Recommendations in Mayor's Message. He Suggested Commission Take Charge. MEETING IS A MYSTERY. Important Session of the Labor Unions Held Last Night? Re fuse to Discuss Object. MAY UNITE" EFFORTS. The members of the Central Labor Board held a special meeting at their rooms in the Adelaide Building, 138 Smith street, last night. The purpose of the meeting is kept a mystery. When those who were present were approached this morning they abso lutely refused to discuss the qiatter. One, however, ventured the suggestion that the discussion was abont the plasterers in the Atlantic Terra Cotta in Tottenville, where the pressers are on strike. All kinds of precautions were nsed at the meeting last night to keep the proceedings secret. When others of those present were asked if the plas terers at the Atlantic terra cotta were discussed, they refused to say any thing. Nearly every laboring organ ization was represented at the meeting last night and it wonld appear they are getting ready for a united effort somewhere. LITTLE CIRL SAFE AT SAN FRANCISCO. Emily Brammer has Crossed the Continent and will Proceed to Alaska Alone. A despatoh received in this city, last night stated that little Emily Bram mer, who left this city alone jnst a week aeo today for Nome, Alaska, via the Pennsylvania system, arrived in San Francisco yesterday. When she has reached her annt in Alaska, the dying wish of a mother, who died of consumption about a year ago, will have been carried out by the little girls relatives in this city, who took every precaution to have her tenderly cared for throughout her trip. She is only ten years old and the address where she is to go was fasten ed to her dress in a prominent place that she might not get lost. Every precaution had been taken to provide for ber comforts on the Ipn&r journev. From San Francisco she will proceed direot to Alaska. PENTf COSTAL HOLIDAY Hebrews all over the United States observed yesterday and today the Pentecostal. Some of the local stores are closed today and will remain so until 7 o'clock tonight, when the church servioes will be over. Services were held in the Temple Beth Morde cai on Hobart street, and in the church of the Hebrew Mutual Aid Sooietv on Elm street, at 9 o'clock yesterday and this morninsr, and are being held again this afternoon. Wanted. Iron workers wanted on plain and ornamental iron work, also black smith. Steady work. Call or write Bayer & Scherbner's Iron Works, 30tt East 133d Street, New York. 2920-6-2-8t"adv Your Favorite Soda Drink We serve all the favorite phosphates, frap pes. ice cream soda, plain ice cream, egg combinations. Sondes, crushed Fruits, and all the old stand-bys. as well as some new ones. Our CHOCOLATE ice cream SODA is ttfe tlnest drink ever put up for 5 cents. You can t beat it anywhere. Parisen's Prescription Pharmacy. An ordinance authorizing the ap pointment of live men, to sot as a Board of Water Commissioners by the Board of Aldermen, was introduced and passed on its first reading at a meeting of that body last night. This means a decided change in the man agement of the water department here. The commissioners, when ap pointed, will have all to do with the water problem and relieving the council of that responsibility. The appointment of a commission is in line with the recommendations of Mayor Seaman in his annual message to the board. He, at that time, point ed out the need of snch a body. The ordinance is introduoed under an act to enable cities to supply the. inhabitants with "pure and whole some water" and the power of appoint ment by the Board of Aldermen is given by another act providing for the appointment of the commission. The rest of the ordinanoe is left blank so far as time and salary is oonoerned, but a News reporter learned after the meeting that the members ofgsuch commission are to be appointed from one to five years so that a new mem ber can be appointed every year. This will mean that there will also be a water superintendent and a olerk to the board. WILL SELL LANDS TO COLLECT TAXES. Collector of Revenue Instructed to Have ListSent'to Ovtaer* Affected. V The Board of Aldermen last night passed a resolution instructing the Collector of Revenue to sell all lands in arrears of taxes. The resolution says that whereas the Ool lector of Revenue has made return of certain taxes, assessments etc. . that are over due and unpaid for a longer time than perscribed by law, the sales shall take place. Notices of such sales will be published and sent to all persons whose properties are affeoted. LAST PAYMENT FOR LIBRARYJECEIVED. Check from New York for $7,500 Received by S- G- Garretswi? Work Being Rushed The last payment for the nef? library from Andrew Carnegie has been received by S. G. Garret son in the shape of a check for $7,600. The work is progressing rapidly and it is now expected the building will be com pleted by the last of July. Real Estate column page 2. TWO FRESH~COWS for sale at 171 Gordon street. 2912-6-2-8t Eirand boy wanted at the News office. 6-2-tf. cl Sood I3eet%? In well cleaned bottles at bottom prices. Wuerzburger $1.40 per Cue. As good an imported. Pale Export $1.20 | Export Pilsner $1.00 These brands cannot be duplicated tor any snob price, besides you get a rebate "of 20 cents on every box of empty bottles. Tie Hygiene Steam Beer Bottling Works, Tel. 143 b. 254 New Brunswick Ave HIGH TIDE. ? ? .i" M ? June a.m. p.m. June a.m. p.jtn. 2 12.47 1.86 5 4.08 4.39 3 1.52 2.43 6 5.01 5.30 4 2.58 3.44 7 5.54 fl.17 WEATHER. The forecast received at the local Signal Station is for fair and warmer. Physicians Prescriptions. w L CAREFULLY AND ACCURATELY FILLED AT Sexton's Drug Store ; 70-72 SMITH STREET J