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PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS.
YQL. H NO. 261 ? PERTH AMBOY, N. J.. FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1903 SECOND EDITION ANYONE OAK SHOOT DOGS. Chief Burke Says he has In structed Police to Shoot when there is no Danger. a hardJproblem. Chief Points Out Some of the Features Which Makes the Shooting Method Seem Unsatisfactory? Objections to the Dog Catcher and Pound? Chief Owns Seven Dogs Himself. ' In speaking of the dog nuisance and the mayor's proclamation, Chief of Police Burke said this morning: "The ordinance does not say that a policeman shall shoot the dogs. While I have instructed the officers to shoot them where they found it safe to do so, if you will read the proclamation yon will find that any person has the right to shoot them. " Chief Burke held out little hope for the dog question ever being solved nnder the present oircumstances for several reasons. Other ways, such as a dogcatoher with the "ponnd" as a reserve, create" too muoh objection and the hope of ever being able to shoot the canines as fast as they come to town is blasted beoause there is too much danger of shooting some one, or of being prosecuted by the S. P. C. A. for wounding the dogs by attempt ing to shoot them in the streets. The chief smiled when he admitted the fact that he owned seven dogs himself. They are all blooded animals, however, and the chief keeps them very close at home. PUPILS FRIGHTENED BY CLOUD OF SMOKE. Forest Fires Burning Fiercely Public School Children Think World Coming to an End. The dense smoke which hid the sun all day yesterday and today has been a general topic of conversation here for the past twenty -four ^honrs. The question every one is asking is where does it come from. Yesterday morn ing many thought it was a sea fog blown in by the east wind. The smell of burning wood, however, which per meated the air, told an entirely differ ent story. Yesterday afternoon the sky took on such a yellowish cast made by the sun's efforts to penetrate the smoke, that many people began to treat the matter seriously and some of the school teacners had a great deal , of trouble keeping the scholars quiet. Some of the smaller ones became possessed with the idea that the world was coming to an end and the teachers nad no little difficulty managing them. It was impossible to see very far out in the bay yesterday and it appear ed that the smoke was coming trom that direction. It is probable that it comes from Long Island and some is bl6wn over from the south shore in which direction is the great Jersey pine belt where forest fires are raging fiercely. TUG WOODBRIDGE RAISED. ? The Lehigh Valley tug Woodbridge, which sunk several days ago at the docks, was raised yesterday and towed to the Raritan Dry Dook for repairs. Soft Shell Grabs Boston Lobsters Northport Oysters WORRELL'S) 46 Street. LIVING COST INCREASING. Price of Beef Said to have been Raised by Wholesalers? Say Beef is Scarce. FLOODS ThT EXCUSE. Allege that Western Floods have done so Much Damage that Enough Cattle Can not be Had to Supply the Demand? Dry Weather in the East Makes Green Veg tables Scarce. The wholesale price of beef has gone up and the retail dealers of this city, who tried to get beef yesterday, were compelled to pay a higher price than usual, and they claim that they were lucky to get the beef at all. The floods in the Western States, it is olaimed, is the cause of it. It is said that it is impossible for the large beef concerns to get enough cattle to supply the demand. When a looal butcher, who has dealt with the Eliza beth Beef Company of Elizabeth, went to their storage rooms yesterday he was told by that firm that he could only have a limited supply as the com pany had only a small supply left and as only one car had come in all day yesterday they were compelled to be verv careful in selling and would sell hereafter only to their regular cus tomers, as they had been notified that things where at a standstill in all the Western states. If the price with the wholesalers keeps up the local butchers will also advance the prioe of beef to their Customers. Many of the produce dealers have also put the pnoe of eatables up a little higher because of the scarcity of vegetables on acoount of the continued dry weather and they olaim if rain does not soon come that everything will be so high in price that it will not pay to handle them. The srass all over the country -is burning up, and the farmers will have a hard time to get enough hay for their own cattle let alone bringing it to market. ANOTHER COMMITTEE VISITS TOTTENVILLE. Central Labor Board Sends Repre sentat v )s to Atlantic Terra Cot'a. At the special meeting of the Cen tral Labor Board held in the Adelaide Building, 188 Smith street, a commit tee of three was appointed to go to Tottenville, and talk over the present trouble at the Atlantic Terra Cotta Works. The committee made the visit yes terday and it is said they were as un successful as others who have called upon the firm. The company, it is declared, told the men that they could do without the help of the Central Labor Board in attending to their business. The members of the oom mittee refuse to discuss the matter. ATTENDING CONVENTION. Philip Slobodien, of Carteret, who is the president of the local Zionist Society, which has been recently or ganized, left today as the society's representative at the convention of the Zionists being held at Pittsburg. Representatives from all parts of the United States will attend. Cleanliness is akin to Qodliness at the Columbia Lunoh Wagon. 6-5-tf ? adv. 8. J. MASON, CIVIL ENGINEER 43 Smith Street. A AAAiinfo of Merchants, Manufacturers, Corporations MCuUUVlIO and Individuals Solicited INTEREST PAID ON ) 2 per cent, on $ 500 or over DAILY BALANCES \ ?>er cent, on $1,000 or over Safe Deposit Boxes to Punt at Low Rates LIBERAL POLICY ? THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK 1 no SMITH STREET, PERTH AMBOY, X. J. Capital | Profits | Deposits .$1,000,000 HAlHIiTOH F. KEAN, I'hbjiDHT, ^ HA BUY OCNABD OiUU GOAL SCARCE AT THE DOCKS. Shipments Being Made West by Rail Leaving little to Come to This Port. PLENTY OF BOATS. There is a Heavy Demand for Coal but it is not Being Received Fast Enough ? Men are on Short Time? Gool Supply in Stock Yards But Cannot be Gotten out Fast Enough. Worn on the coal docks these days is slack owing to the shortage of the supply of coal coming from the mines. The men in all departments do not go to work until 10 o'clock so that they are only making about three quarters time. There has been a bie demand for coal except for a short space of time ever since the big coal strike was ended and there are plenty of boatB on hand to take it away but not enough coal. The cause for the shortage, it is said, is the very large shipments to the west by rail. Out there they have taken advantage of the low prices and have bought large quantities. As soon as this rush is over and if there is not another strike among the miners, the dooks will start full time again. There is still a plentiful supply in the storage grounds, but this coal cannot be gotten out for shipment fast enough to keep all hands busy and if it could, it would not last long with the present heavy demand. AWARDED CONTRACT FOR NEW SYNACOCUE. Axel Wickstrom Gets Contract from First Hebrew Mutual Aid Society. At the special meeting of the con gregation of the First Hebrew Mutual Aid Society, last night, it was decided to award the contract for building the new churcli on Madison avenue to Axel Wixstrom, of Madison avenue, whose bid was the lowest, being just $21,000. The Building Committee hopes to have everything ready so that Mr. Wixstrom can start to work about a week from Monday. Within a few days William Hilker will be requested to move his penny photo gallery, as it is now on the property where the synagogue will be built. This is the second time that the Building Committee have been com pelled to call for bids for the new synagogue owing to the dissatisfac tion of the conjugation who thoJuht the lowest bid the first time was too high. It was $28,000. START FUND FOR NEW CLUB HOUSE. Catholic Club will Have Lawn Fes tival and are Talking of new Building. The Catholio Club members have decided to hold a lawn festival on the club grounds on Tuesday evening, June 16, and nave appointed the fol lowing committee to make the arrange ments: William Murtha, chairman; John Kelly and John Campbell. Be side the sale of ice cream and cake, dancing will be enjoyed. A pavilion, 3C by 40 feet will be erected. The money made at the festival will go toward a fund which will soon be started for the erection of a new olub house for the Catholic Clab members. The club is one of the strongest social organizations in the city. Try the coffee at the Columbia Lunch Wagon. 6-5-tf? adv. Real Estate advertising in the Even ing News brings results. HOME TALENT IN CONCERT. Audience Deligh ed with the Ly ric Mandolin Club Which Per formed in Methodist Church. CAROL CLUB ASSISTED. Public Enthusiastic and Loud in Praise of those who Took Part? Local Musicians Established a Reputation forThemselvfs ? Soloists were very Pleasing and Nu merous Encores Demanded. An excellent concert was given in Simpson M. E. church last night. It has not been surpassed by anything of the kind given in this city this season. The fact that it was entirely by local talent is exceptionally pleasing. The pnblio is directly indebted to the Lyric Mandolin Clnb for the treat last night, but the Mandolin clnb was greatly assisted by the Carol Clnb and the soloists, Mrs. Robert Macan and Mr. Jesse Slaight, of Tottenville. The church was filled for the occa sion and for the late comers chairs were placed in the aisles. The applause was very enthusiastic and encores were demanded for nearly every selection. Promptly at 8.15 o'clock the members of the clnb took their seats in the choir gallery and the'concert opened with the overture "Lustspiel," by Kela-Bela. The clnb was accompanied on the ;pipe organ by Miss Katherine Noe. Miss Lillian Graham, the director, handled the baton in truly professional style and the music was very pleasing. The gentle tones of the mandolins reinforced by the guitars, both accom panied by the sweet tones of the piano and the soft music of the pipe organ, produced an effect that delighted the audience. The people listened atten tively until the last note died away and tlnn burst forth in hearty ap plause. The director bowed an ac knowledgement and an encore was rendered. The Carol Clnb followed. The members were greeted with applause when they entered the pulpit and their popularity was evident. They sang ' ' Dream , Baby Dream, ' ' by Smart, and afterward responded to the en core. The rest of the program was carried out with the same enthusiasm. Mr. Jesse Slaielit's solo, "Adelaide," by Beethoven, was very well rendered and he responded to an encore. The Carol Club sang "Stars," by Elliot Button, and "Twilight Pictures" by Seymour Smith; the Mandolin Club then rendered the Intermezzo "Cupid's Garden," by Eugene. Intermission followed and part two was opened by the Mandolin Clnb playing "Hearts and Flowers" by Tobani. Mrs. Macan was greeted when she entered the pulpit to give her solo, "Two Marionettes," by Edith Cooke. The audience was treat ed to an encore. The Carol Club sang "Courtship" by Thayer, and Mr. Slaight eang "Day Break," and "Night," both by Ronald. The con cert closed with the Mandolin Club's selection, "Prince of Pilsen. " f The concert demonstrated that it is not necessary to bring talent from New York to render music pleasing to a local audience. The success of the affair is very flattering to those who had it in charge. ARRESTED SECOND TIME. Marcus Meyers was sentenced to serve sixty days in the county jail this morning on a charge of drunk and disorderly. Meyers was found at High and Fayette streets by Officer McDermott. He is the same Meyers whom Recorder Pickersgill, a few weeks ago, sent over for thirty days. At that time Martin Hanson took pity on him after he had served part of his sentence by paving his fine and giving him an easy job. Meyers is said to have rich relatives in Denmark. Safety in Our Labsl. ? When you see our label on a bottle of medicine you know that jour prescription has been filled with absolutely the best and purest drugs. Your medicine is just what your doctor ordered and you are safe if we do your prescription work. Open day and night. Parisen's Prescription Pharmacy. KID GARSEY WILL PITCH. Marions will Battle with West New Yorks at the Enc'osed Grounds Tomorrow. RECORD FOR MAY. Local Ball Tossers have a Good Record - Lost but One Game ? Batting and Field ing Shown -Good Game] Anti i a ed Tomorrow? Visitors have Strong Com b'nation. Tomorrow the Marions will open the June campaign with a game against the Weal New Yorks. The teams will bat in the following order : Marions. West New Yorks. Moorehead, 2b Stapleton, c Kiernan, ss Devins, lb Grey, If A. Carsey, cf Galvin, lb Gugsenberger, 3b Kelly, rf Carsey, p Connelly c [Sussillo, ss Hoffner, 3b Harvey, lb Lyons, cf Mannion rf Rochelle, p Cohen, 2b As will be seen above, Kid Carsey will himself pitch the game for his team and as he has had league exper ience and is still in excellent condi tion he should make things interest ing for the^local batsmen. The visit ors are strong in every department and Carsey says it is the best team he has evei taken out of New York. He also declares that he anticipates no difficulty in taking an easy victory from tho Marions? but that is another storv. There is no announced change in the line-up of the locals qnd they will take the field as heretofore^ game will start at 4 o'clock and fans had better be on hand if don't want to miss a great game. The record of the Marions for month of May shows five games and one lost with a percentage of .833. The following is the list of games won : Everett College 1, Marions 8; Equit ables 3, Marions 10; Knickerbocker A. C. 1, Marions 2; New Brunswick 5, Marions 10: Crescents 4, Marions 7. The game lost was to the All Cubans by a score of 10 to 5. A comparison of the locals' batting and fielding with that of their oppo nents is as follows: AB R H Av. Marions 208 42 57 274 Opponents 224 24 52 237 Fielding. PO A E P.C. Marions 162 78 19 927 Opponents 147 65 23 865 Four members of the team batted 300 or better as the following shows. AB K H Av. Grey 13 1 6 461 ; Moorehead 22 6 9 409 Lyons 22 6 8 364 Galvin 25 3 8 320 TO EMPLOY LARCEST NUMBER OF MASONS. Contractor Mercer will Begin Work on New Cheeseborough Plant Tomorrow or Monday Contractor G. W. Mercer says tha,t tomorrow or Monday he will begin laying the first bricks for the founda tions for the big buildings for the Cheeseborough Vaseline Works. The big cement shed will be completed by tonight and then he will be ready to start. The largest number of masons that has ever worked on a single job in this city will soon be employed to hasten the erection of this plant. PLANKING THE BRIDGE. The contractor has begun planking the new Raritan river bridge on this side. The pile driver can only work a few hours every day on tfye south side because of shallow water. As the piles are driven further out, how ever, longer tim? can be put in. Everything is ready for the concrete plapt which will be put to work on the foundation for the draw as soon as it arrives. We put up Prescriptions; prices not Pjlu Pharmapu moderate, but the lowest in the city. 1 " 160 SMITH STREET. BUILDING STEEL SHIPS. Much Activity at the Plant of the Perth Amboy Shipbuilding and Engineering Plant. THE YOUNG AMERICA. Work on her has been Slow This Far? Two Other Vessels being. Built Exactly like her? Scaffolding to be; Erected? Yard FilledJ With Steel Plates? To Add a Night Force Everything is hustle at the plant of the Perth Amboy Shipbuilding and Engineering plant. A big government contract is under way and work is be ing completed as fast os possible. The yard is filled with steel plate and everything has the appearance of a first olass shipbuilding plant. Through the courtesy of Dr. Ram, say, President of the company, and the kindness of Mr. Masters, the gen eral manager, a News reporter was taken through the plant this morning. A wonderful change has been brought about the entire plant since the new concern has taken hold not because it was not a complete shipbuilding plant, but simply owing to the change of the material of wood to steel used in the three big vessels now under the course of construction there. In the time of Hugh Ramsay great things seemed to have been accom plished every time a big wooden vessel glided from its way into the water. The vessels now building un der an entirely different method, especially the schoolship Yonng Am erica which is nearly 300 feet long. The other two vessels like the Young America will be built entirely of Luteal. Thoy a^pJ^rffi^fWiMter Mas wrrJi&BlYtraent of Un^ft. yam wnri. should be completed in four weeks time ready for laupohing. In the yard they are known as hulls No. 4 and 5 while the Young America is known as hull No. 2. Work on the Young America has not progressed very fast since the keel was first laid, but now that "govern ment boats are fast taking shape. Mr. Masters said more men will be taken on and in the future a day and night force will be employed. Instead o" lumber the center of the vard is filled with steel plating and and channels for the ribs of the big vessels and in a day or two a large crane will be erected for the purpose of handling the heavy pieces from the sheds to the ship. Heavy scaffolding that extends sixty feet in the air is now being erected so that the men may reach the spar deck of the vessel as fast as she takes shape. Even after the plans and specifica tions are all made each piece is drawn oat upon the floor in full size in the moulding room where an exact repro duction of it is made in wood. If it is a rib or beam and has to be twisted it must first pass through the furnace where it is'gotten to a white heat and then twisted into the shape desired. Tiien it is passed on to the punching and the planing machine, if it has been cut, and finally out to the ship.1 The plates often times have hundreds of holes punched in them and then are twisted into shape by the rolling machine and in this way ! Young America will eventually be | completed. Arthur Q. Vensel, who has pur chased the Columbia Lunch Wagon, is having it cleaned up and put in shape for the Bummer business. ?adv. TYPHOID Fever Trenton. The doctors claim it is caused by drinking water. You can nl ? rp K/ wi avoid it by drinking good Ku,c UCCI Wuerzburger $1.40 per Case. As good as imported. Pale Export $1.20 | Export Pilsner $1.00 These brands cannot be duplicated for any such price, besides you ge: a rebate of 80 cents on every box of empty bottles. The Hygiene Steam Beer Bottling Works, Tel. 143 b. 254 New Brunswick Ave -*? HIGH TIDE. a.m. p.m. June a. m p.m. 12.47 1.3G 5 34.0 4.39 1.52 2.43 6 5.01 5.30 2.58 3.44 7 5.54 6.17 WEATHER. The forecast received at the local Signal Station is for fair. lunc 2 3 4