\ VOL. 11 NO. 274 > PFRTH AMBOY, K. J..
SATUKD.AY, JUNE 20, 1903.
High School Alumni Entertain
Class of '03 in Wilder Hall
A PLEASANT evening.
All had Enjoyable Time Last Night? HaH
Prettily Trimmed for the Occasion?.
Mr. and Mrs. Shull and Miss Vaughan
Assist in Receiving? Danced Until Ear
ly Hour This Morning.
Immediately following the com
mencement exercises the High School
Alnmni Association tendered the grad
uating class a reception in Wilder
Hall. This was largely attended.
The hall was prettily trimmed for the
occasion. The windows were banked
with daisies, the platform on which
?ho orchestra sat had a boarder of
flowers and palms and plants were
arranged in a tasteful manner.
The cozy corners, which were attrac
tive foa tares, were arranged by D.
Wolff & Company. These made
charming lounging places to rest be
tween dances. Rags and oasy chairs
mule them verv popular when "sitting
oat" a danoe.
The officers of the alnmni, assisted
b? Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Shall and Miss
M. E. Vaughan, received. The officers
were Miss Louise Ramsay, Miss
Lillian Snow, Mr. Franz Neilson und
Mr. Ingford Madsen. The formalities
over, Nelson & Morrissey's oroliestra
i played the first danoe. It was then
noarly 11 o'clock. Gay two-steps and
dreamy waltzes followed in rapid
succession with the never failing en
core. Many feet grew weary, but it
) was early this morning when the last
had departed. Abont midnight, re
freshments -/were served under the
direction of Caterer Raymond.
Everyone seemed delighted with the '
aftair. Heretofore the alamni have
> always given a banquet to the class.
The increasing numbors, however,
made it necessary for some other
arrangements to be made and the re
caption was the result. ' From opinions
expressed last night the reception is
decidedly the more popular and it is
very probable that hereafter the grad
uating class will dance its way into
that august body which is the only
tie to school days past and gone.
NO BASEBALL TO-DAY.
There will be no baseball game to
day on aoconnt of the rain. An effort
will be made to have thn same team
hore next Saturday.
Simpson M. ?.
Devotional meoting, 0.30 a. m. ;
Preaching by Pastor, 10.30 a. m. , sub
ject, "What Will We Do with Oar
Christian Sabbath?" Sunday school,
2.30 p. m. ; Ep worth League, 6.30 p.
m. , leader, Mr. Harry Dinklelacker,
subject, "Be Loyal to the King and
the Kingdom." At 7.30 p. m. the
Vtstor will preach a sermon to The
* nights of tho Qoldon Eagle, subject,
Fidelity, Valor and Honor.
Cleanliness is akin to Godliness at
tho Columbia Lunch Wagon.
Three Painters now at work and
Bosses Believe They
( will Win.
union Fen busy.
The striking painters are ont in
force today trying to find out how
they can stop three non-union men
from working. Yesterday one boss
had three men at work, and Wetter
borg still has his negro doing paint
ing. The painters finally persnadod
one of the non-nnion men to t>top
work. The two othws and the negro
will not listen to any appoals at all.
As Mr. Wetterberg's man is doing
painting on a new honse the painters'
union have notified all other trades
not to do any work there. Yesterday
the plnmbers and tinners who were
working on the bnilding, quit. Until
the negro is discharged or quits they
will not ictnrn to Work on that bnild
ing. The other three men are repaint
ing a honse and there is no way the
anion can get at them. The men
claim they are working for themselves.
The bosses feel greatly encouraged
and believe they will soon break the
Petition Against Granting Licen
ses in New Brunswick Circu
lated in Jail.
FOURTEEN- IrT NUMBER.)
Special to tlie Evening News.
New Brunswick, Juno 20:? J. Nel
| son Brown, a temperance worker, pre
sented a petition containing among
others, fourteen signatures of the
prisoners of the Middlesex Goanty
jail, to the New Brunswick Board of
Aldermen at their meeting yesterday,
requesting that body to refrain from
granting the lioenses of the various
liquor dealers then before them. No
attention was naid to the petition.
Tho Board immediately took up the
subjeot and before the session was
ended fifty lioenses had been granted
The fact that fourteen signatures
from the prisoners in the county jail
were secured is creating a great deal
of interest. Mr. Skimmons, the man
from South Ambo.y, who is to be tried
for the murder of his step-father next
week, and Harry Martin, Thomas
Simonson and Edward F. Mora, from
Perth Amboy, were among those who
signed the petition.
Pianos at the old stand. Peder
Olson, 8<J Smith street.
6-9to7 -4 ? e. o. d? ad v.
Tore Down Sign.
Detective Peltier recently put a sign
outside upon the Adelaide Building
which he says persons known to him,
with malicious intent have torn down
twice now, and if they do it again
arrosts will follow.
F.J. LARKIN, 357 STATE Street,
will do plumbing, steam, hot water
and hot air heating on monthly pay
B hhhiimIh of Merchants, Manufacturers, Corporations
ACCOIiniS and Individuals Solicited i
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
'HE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
V .^%\SMrriI STREET, PKItTII AMBOY, N. J.
vial I Profits I Deposits; $1.000.000
III 11 W WABBY OONABI)
'03 GLASS RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
OF GRADUATION FROM
Auditorium was Crowded Last Night to see the Largest Class in
History of the School Graduate-Diplomas Presented
to the Scholars by County Superintendent H. 6. Willis
?Interesting Discussion on the Labor Question
Between two Members of the Class.
Twonfcy-one pupils roceived diplomas
at the commencement exercises held
in tho Perth Amboy High School
auditorium last night. The stage of
the auditorium was beautifully decor
ated with American flags and bun tin sr.
Great cVsters of daisies and other
wild flowers had a very pleasing
effect. At 8. 15 the twenty-one grad
uates came on the stage and a few
minutes later the orchestra played an
The program was opened with an
invocation by the Rev. S. T. Jackson,
pastor of Simpson M. E. church. An
other selection by the orchestra fol
lowed. When tho last strains had
died away, Leon Kaplan, the presi
dent of the class, arose and walked to
the front of the stage to deliver his
oration with introductory. He wel
comed all who were present and thank
ed the faculty for their hard and care
ful work in making the graduating
class what it is. Mr. Kaplan had for
the subject of his oration, "An Inde
pendent Spirit. " In a masterly style
he told of the difficulties of the world,
how everyone was struggling toward
a little white marble building set on
a higli mountain, and this was called
Success. He told of how everyone
was also trying to reach this building
and the one to get there thus far wae
Miss Qeorgie Owens followed Mr.
Kaplan with an essay entitled : "Good
Cheer." Miss Owens had a very
pleasing manner as she told what good
cheer had done for tjio world, how
those of good cheer always got along
a great deal better than those who
were always worrying. The orchestra
gave another selection and then Miss
Edna Ooutts Rave her essay, "Grace."
Miss Ooutts is very popular in the
High School and her subject seemed
very appropriate for the reader. In a
charming way she told of grace, de
Miss Lettie Tooker followed Miss
Ooutts with a very interesting essay.
Her subject was " The Queens of the
World." She began with queens in
ages past, coming down to Quoen
Victoria and finally queens of America,
whom she doscribed as being queens
without a title.
"Resolved, That Labor Organiza
tions do not materially Benefit the
Workingman," was the subject of a
discussion between Joseph Grownev
and Dewitt Garretson. Mr. Growney
read a paner on the afirmative tolling
of the harm tho unions have done
especially in late years when they
havo closed down large factories, and
liow thev have also made men and
thoir families starve to the bitter end.
Mr. Garretson, on the negative, told
how the anions had sent wages up to
such a fair standard that the me
chanics, who in years gone by were
compelled to take his boy or girl ont
of school and pnt them to work be
cause they received such poor wages,
are now able to get a fair day's pay.
While the orchestra played another
selection the audience discussed the
merits of the papers thev had just
heard. They had been listened to
with marked attention and both were
When the music ceased Miss Grace
Martin reau an essay on "Human in
fluence." She explained how human
influence ruled the world.
Arthur Boughton took for the sub
ject of his oration "The Essential
Element of Character." Mr. Bough
ton gave a good description of the
subject he had chosen and handled it
with much credit.
The County Superintendent of
Schools, H. B. Willis, was then intro
duced. He made a short address in
which he said:
" When I received an invitation to
be present at the graduation exercises
of the class of 1903, of the Perth Am
boy High School, I considered it a
great honor, for I think a great deal
of this city."
He totd the audience they could
count themselves very lucky that the
Board of Education did not let Mr.
Shull sell out, but pushed the heavy
clouds away by "shelling out. " For,
said Mr. Willis, to have lost Mr.
Shull would have been a great mis
fortune to the city of Perth Amboy in
its educational departments. The
presentation of the diplomas to the
graduates was then made by Mr.
When the class had received these,
benediction was pronounced by Rev.
S. T. Jackson.
A number of the graduates wore ex
cused from the program. Large bou
quets of flowers were received by the
members of the class. Following are
the names : Classical course, Edna
Ayr Coutts, Solomon Esberg, Joseph
Edward Growney, Leon Kaplan,
Georgie Owens, Julia Marie Elizabeth
O'Toole. Latin Scientific course,
Arthur Howell Boughton, Jr., DeWiti
Coutts Garretson, Stanley Cromwell
Nedham, Etta Tooker, Katherine
Agnes Widerstrom, Catherine Blanche
Van Syckel. English Commercial
course, MaryK^nnie A. Conquest, Ella
Mae Deitche, Emma Thompson Fraser,
Clara Adele Gilman, Graco Elizabeth
Martin, Lettie Louise Tooker, Aylin
Pierson, Charles Rossi. Walter Harris
TERRA COTTA MEN |
WILL HOLD PICNIC.
The members of Brick, Tile and
Terra Cotta Workers Union Local No.
77, havo decided to hold a picnic in
Pulaski Park, Friday, July 3rd. A
good timo is in store for all who
attend. The money olearod will pro- 1
bttbl.y bo given to the pressers now
out of work, who were employed at
the Atlantic Terra Gotta until the re
The following committee is making
preparations: Peter Rock, chairman,
Nels Ohristensen, George Leven, Nels
Hanson, Georgo G. Clark, William
Hallahan, Georgo Gorns and Edward
Lund. The floor managor will be
William Bandbeck. His assistants will
be Thomas Baker and Christian John
S. J. MASONr
43 Smith Street.
The Westminster Cadets met in the
nrmory on Rector streot, last night.
After the bnsiness of the evening had
been transacted, the cadets were put
through a drill by Commander Danner.
Ou Tuesday night a meeting will be
held to appoint a committee to make
arrangements for the celebration of
the anniversary of the cadets. The
celebration will be held on Friday
evening, July 3rd.
Real Estate advertising n I ho Even
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DISCUSSED THE SITUATION.
Building Trades Association Met in Dana
Hall Last Night.
The Building Trades Association
held a meeting in Dana Hall; Smith
street, last night. The regular month
ly bnsmess of the organization was
transacted. The failure of the boss
painters to get men to work was folly
discussed. No action of any kind was
To Editor of the Evening News:
The trading stamp business is now
seeking to make the pooplo of this
city its victims. The purpose of
Trading Stamp Companies is to pay
dividends to its stockholders. They
are usually outside concerns organized
to carry on a profitable business at
the expense of the trading public.
The trading stamp business is a
business in itself, buying merchandise
to be sold at a profit. The profits are
derived in the purchase of the stamps
which are ultimately paid for by the
people who secure them.
Honorable merchants will have
nothing to do with them, because no
honorable merchant will attempt to
deceive his patrons into the belief that
he is giving away his profits. The
merchant who states that he is giving
away any portion of his profits is un
fair to his patrons. Either he must
raise his prices or adopt some decep
tion to come out even.
The plea that the stamp is a dis
count shows that deception is prac
ticed, for if a discount is to be allow
ed for cash, a discount can be allowed
and paid on every purchase. The
stamp is not for discount purposes,
but to support the trading stamp busi
ness. Money in the hands of the pur
chaser is worth more than the stamp
of any company. If the cash discount
were the rule the trading stamp could
not and would not prevail.
Modem business methods call for
fairness in trade. There is nothing
liberal in giving people stamps which
they themselves pay for. The cost of
the stamp does not fall upon the com
pany nor upon the merchant, but upon
tne customer. The intention is to
have the public pay for stamps under
the pretense that they are gifts. Gifts
are few and fai between. Even at
Christmas time everyone expects to
receive about as much in value from
others as he gives to others.
If a merchant states that he loves
to give away any portion of his fair
margin of profit, let him give the cash
discount and the public know then
juBt where they are at. Money is
currency in the hands of the buyer.
Trading stamps turn currency into
the hands of the Trading Stamp Com
Clean businoss methods are them
selves the best inducements to trade.
Honesty is tho best policy in all
things. Any merchant stating that
trading stamps are a discount for caBh
payment will also advertise what dis
count in oash they will allow for pay
ment in cash. So soon as this is done
there will be no demand for trading
stamps. Merchants selling for cash
exclusively have no reason even to
give cash discounts. A cash grocer,
for instance, doing nothing-iut a cash
business, has utterly no reason for
giving a discount off for cash. A dry
goods merchant doing an exclusively
cash business has no reason to give a
discount for cash. If merchants Who
do nothing but a cash business state
that trading stamps are a discount for
cash payment, is this not an attempt
to mislead their patrons?
The great body of merchants in this
city who always have been fair to the
buying public and who intend to con
tinue fair with them in their business
relations, protest and object to the
introduction of trading stamps, be
cause they are an abomination to trade
resulting in the raise of prices and
the inoreasod price is the price whioh
patrons are oompelled to meet. The
great body of reputablo merchants in
this city have agreed not to use trad
ing stamps for the reasons above out
lined, believing that they will be
supportod by the citizens in what they
believe to be a righteous undertaking
in the iuterests of fair dealing in trade
and honesty in business methods.
ANTI-TRADING STAMP MER
Try the coffee at the Columbia
Lunch Wagon. 6-5-tf ? adv.
AND IS NOW
Schooner J. H. Wainwright at
the Dry Dock? Crew Want
Wages-Tied Her Up.
HARD LUCT STORY.
Captain is the Owner? Trylnf to Raioa
Money to Pay off the aen? Sehooaar
in a Gale?Seams Opened? Had Troub
le all Around? Crew Refuse to Con
Deputy United States Marshal
Georsre D. Bower, of Trenton, seized
the schooner J. H. Wainwright, lyiag
at the Perth Amboy dry dook, yester
day to satisfy a claim of f200 against
her for^back wages dne the crew. Her
captain, Hiram E. Sogg, is the owner
of the vessel, and when seen by a
News reporter this morning he said
hard lnck and a stubborn crew was
the cause of all his trouble and how
he was going to raise the necessary
funds is as yet a puzzle to him.
The vessel is an old two master and
she carried a crew of four men when
they left Boston for Maohias, Me., to
take on a cargo of lath. The ill look
struck the vessel when she was nearly
loaded. The tide went out, letting
her rest on beam ends and finally
when the captain got her oat she again
settled on a lot ot logs. The oaptain
fixed his vessel and Btarted. When he
reached a point off Block Island she
ran into a gale whioh caused the
seams to open, and by theJd^ne she
reached N e w to w a Oeck - stu?S? ^Ue?k - ,
ing so badly thab he had to hire inUfirf
to pump her out while the vesael wat
All this trouble oansed an addition
al expense whioh Oaptain Sogg had
not figured on so that when he reach
ed this port for repairs his money was
gone so that when the crew left him
he could not pay them.
He had f calculated to have some
needed repairs done and then do some
work, down the sonnd when he would
be able to pay the orew, bnt they re
fused to do this and tied up the vessel.
Oaptain Sogg will make every effort
to raise the money before July 6 when
the order is returnable to tho k court.
The vessel hails from Buoksport, Me.
For real estate see page 2.
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The forecast received at the local Signal
Station Is for cloudy followed by rale.
June a.m. p.m. June a. in p.m.
15 10.51 11.03 l8 12.38 1.22
16 11-34 11.44 19 1.25 2.22
17 12.26 20 2.28 8 24
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