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SOUTH AM BOY | ' ? I CENTRAL TRACTION MAKES APPLICATION. For Second Time the Traction Com pany Asks the Council to Give Franchise. The Council met at the residence of Dr. Haines on Thursday evening as called for. A petition was received through Hon. John Montgomery's peading with Mr. Vandergrift, from the Jersoy Central Traction Company for right of way from borough line to Bordentown avenne thronsh Broad way, which will be hoard from later. Mr. Montgomery says if this petition is ignored they will never make an other one, bat will skirt the town and in his opinion, that will be the rnina tion of the town, as he believes then the M. & S. Traction Company would toar up its rails and not bother with the little traffic they have hero as it does not pay them. The Jersoy Central Company, it is said, will make arrangements with the M* & S. Traction Company to run over their traoks after leaving Bord?n town avenue, if thoy receive the right of way. from the Council. By going around the borough they save a mile and a quarter, in fact nearly a mile and a half. The measuring of the difference was made in Montgomery's store. Counoilman Gordon was sent for and the Hon. John M. talked to him, for he is firm in his belief that there is no bluffing in the affair. Dr. Haines treated the counoilmen to turtle soup, crab salad etc, which thoy declared fine and wouldn't mind holding all of the adjourned meetings there. CLASS EXHIBITION. Excellent Work vf Scholars Viewed by Parents? Were Greatly Pleased. On Friday the class exhibition of Schools No. 1 and 2 was held in school honse No. 1, both afternoon and even ing. Every scholar in the school was represented in the class work for the year. Each teacher had their class exhibits on tables eto., in their rooms and they were beautifully arranged. The covers were made especially attractive by the teachers, which showed the desire on their part that their pupils work should show to ad vantage, and it did. It was a pleasure to the visitors and especially to the parents of the children to view the best speoimen of their years' work in such pretty settings. Some of the parents wpre astonished when they saw the work of their own children, as they did notimagine they were capable of doing it in suoh an effioienc manner, having seen perhaps only rough specimens of drawing, etc., and they expressed themselves as per fectly delighted. In fact they were delighted with the whole affair and gave the teachois great credit for their share in it, and they certainly de served credit, for they worked very hard during their leisure hours. The work of first grade of both sohools (color and form work) were especially attractive aud that of the second graie, painting, (water colors) were so also aud the .Latin transla tions, stenography, botany and their paper exhibits were fine. Most, if not all, of tbe specimens were our native wild flowers and they received a groat praiso. I wish I could speak of each |tade separately, but it is sufficient say that the drawings, botany, painting ana paper work of each class, yes, of each scholar ot the different classes, received the highest praise. The scholars made their teachers some very pretty presents. JUSTICE HAS TROUBLES. f\ > Numerou i Callers and much Argument Assistance at Hand. One would think that a Jnstioe, be ing connected with law, somewhat, wonld find it easy worfc to get rid of a troublesome party wben so inolined, H. P ARISEN 201 David St. So. Amboy, N. J. PIANOS and ORGANS BRADBURY, WEBSTER ano H.ENNIN6 PIANOS v Organs from $10 up. Square Pianos fro* $15 up. Cash or lisUUaeota. but not so, they have troubles of their own, as well as other people, wliioh was very evident last Friday night when the correspondent wandered to ward Jtistioe Mason's house and fonnd shelter there from the rain. There was a party in the Justice's office who wanted a warrant to enable him to have certain parties arrested for slandering his wife and himself and was not willing to take "no" for an answer when the Justice refused him a warrant. The young man brought forth an oath that had been lying dormant and stated in rather loud words what he wanted. The Justice, not liking his 6tvle of speech and considering that he had told the man plainly enough that ho could not serve him, told him to leaye the office. Back of one of the four walls of the office another scene was being enacted which afterward caused considerable merriment. The Justioe's family, knowing that some of the men in the office were intoxicated, were on the alert and hearing loud talk they scent ed a soene that mieht be bad for the Justice, who was one against three as they supposed, so they soon added an other man to the quartette, and the remainder, all women, stood ready to assist if needed, but the voung man's ardor cooled by that time and he said : "I didn't know that anyone was around," and said also that he didn't fnean to say anything wrong and was as humble as possible. The Justice then explained that as the parties had not struck him or his wife it was entirely out of his juris diction and told him how he would have to proceed to get satisfaction in another court. In the meantime one of the men present had taken a nap and had sobered up a little, although he must have been brought by some one to the house in the first place he was so much under the influence of liquor and the Justioe' had supposed ho was with the other party. As he did not leave with the others the Justice found out his mistake. On questioning him he learned that it was another case of slander, but the man didn't really know whether he was afoot or on horseback so a veiy few words settled him. Had the first young man got a peep into the back room it would have taken fewer words to have settled him and sent him fly ing. The Justioe had four good cham pions in that room, ladies, who were willing to? well, flatirons, umbrellas eto., were talked about and in evi dence when the Justioe entered after getting rid of. the warrant seekers and there was as before said, considerable merriment over it. ATTENDED CONVENTION. Three young girl members of the Christ church branch of the Girl's Friendly Society, of this borough, were sent as delegates to a meeting of delegates from the different branches of the G. F. S. of Now Jersey, held at Falsington, Pa., at the Hillside Holiday House. The girls left this borough at noon Friday and arrived there in time for supper. There were forty-three dele gates altogether. Each-girl had ques tions given them and wrote on differ ent subjects and read the paper while there aloud. The three delegates from Christ church, of this borough, chose and wrote on the same subjeot, unknown to each other. The subjeot chosen by them was the "Holiday House. " A girl from Riverside, N. J., reoeived tfie prize of two pictures awarded to the one who wrote the best paper. The evoning was spent very enjov ably. They played a gaiuo" called French Rage. They said it was fine. All of the girls started for their var ious homes at 9.81 Saturday morning. There was a drive of eight miles in an bpen wagon, in a downpour of rain but there were so many umbrellas that they escaped a wetting. The girls arrived home on time Saturday. THE BLOCK SIGNALS. It is said that the blook signal sys tem with which the New York and Long Branch Railroad is being equipp ed at the cost of 9100,000, is the best system qf blook signal known in the railroad service and the most perfect erer constructed. When a train passes over a blook all the signals are set at danger until the train has cleared the block. Then the signals automatical ly go to safety, so that it is absolutely impossible for collisions to occur un less the Bignals are disregarded bv the engineer. The Sunday Herald says that iu EOR SA LB? Horse, Wagon and Bot tling Route at low price, Inquire 85 First St. South Auiboy. 1970-6-20-6t. \ - ? addition to this, at every junction point, namely South Amboy, Mata wan, Rod Bank, Branchport, West End and Sea Oirt, an interlocking system of switches, to be operated from towers, is being constructed and the switches at these points will be under the control of the towermen and cannot be opened or closed until the signals have been t et protecting opposing trains. Switches along the line of the road are connected with the signal system and whenever they are openod they display danger signals from the block signals. FIRST ANNIVERSARY. Mr. and Mrc. Harry Romonde, of Stockton street, celebrated the first anniversary of their wedding on Sat urday evening, June 20th. The time was very enjoyably spent with music and singing and to the music of piano and violin played by Miss Elizabeth Reagens and Mr. Harry Jones, of Newark, dancing was greatly en joyed. About 11 o'clock] rofroshmonts wore served and later on the guests dis persed for their homes, leaving many wishes for very many such delightful anniversaries in the future. They re ceived some elegant presents. There were guests from New York, Plain field, Nowark, Pennsylvania and this borough. A HAPPY GATHERING Mrs. Robert Mills entertained a number of friends at her home on David street on Thursday evening in honor of hor husband's sixty -second birthday. About forty guests were present and enjoyed the music of two graphaphones. Refreshments were served and their friends departed at a late hour wishing both Mr. and Mrs. Mills many happy returns of the day. A BEAUTIFUL LAWN. Mrs. Charles S. Clark returned to' her home in Brooklyn Saturday, after spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Noah Furmau, of John street. Mrs. Furman's place looks fine The lawn is lovely after the rain and looks like velvet such a pretty green. Mrs. Furman expects to start on Wednesday for a few days sojourn with friends in Brooklyn and while there will attend a grand wedding. The Hon. B. F. Howell and Mrs. Howell of New Brunswick, Mrs. Furman 's daughter, reoently paid her a visit. NEWS ITEMS. Miss Mabel Merrill, of Boston, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. George Disbrow, of John street. ~ Miss Rose Nelins is visiting friends at Trenton. Miss Ida Disbrow has returned to her home in Jersey City after a very pleasant visit with her brother, Mr. George Disbrow, of John street. A great many went to Sea Breeze from this borough Sunday and thore were a great many visitors to the bor ough dock also, enjoying the pure air. Mr. and Mrs. Berrien, of Benson - hurst, L. I , spent Sunday with their parents. Miss Maggie Hnbbs, of New Bruns wick, is visiting friends in town. Miss Alioe Slover is visiting her parents on Bordentown avenue. Mrs. Albright, of Broad wav, attend ed the commencement of the school in Rah way of which her son George, Dr. Albrihgt's brother, is principal. Miss Rae Wolff has been entertain ing a number of out-of-town guests at her pretty home on Bergen Hill. Mrs. Duffy, of Stevens avenue, spent Saturday and Sunday in Brook lyn. Mrs. Bliss Martin, of Broadway, entertained Miss Oarrie Martin and Miss Stockholm, of Brooklyn, at tea Sanday eveningt John Hyers and friond of New York, visited Mr. Hyers parents on Borden town avenue, Sunday. Mr. Charles Timinons, of Broad way, was a Sea Breeze visitor Sunday. ROYNTON REACH I Full Orchestra of 6 pieces, daily. Dancing FREE every af ternoon. Hops ? Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings, 7:30 to 11:30. Concerts?Monday, Wednes nesday and Friday evenings. * Special Concert Sunday after noons. I All attractions open, and I many new ones. Y It is many months since Mr. Timmons has been able to go away anywhere, having been a great snfferer from rheumatism. It is expected that a large gasoline launoh will inn from this borongh to Boynton Beach. The Jersey City baseball team went home disappointed Saturday. There wasn't any gome on account of the wet weather. The Baptist Brotherhood baseball team were disappointed when they arrived at Broadway Park, the grounds were too wet so there was no ^playing done. They say that a man engaged a boy in this borough to row him to some creek anPwhen he got there he scoop ed up a net full of something that looked like worms and shook a powder over them. He said he was testing the powder before putting it on the market. He was hunting mosquitoes and intended getting the germ killer patented if it was u success. The word was that it was a success, so we may hear more from it. He told the boy that mosquitoes spread diseases. The boys aripeared to think it a good joke. Mr. Simon Grover, of New York, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kollisch, Sunday. A conductor of the 8.04 passenger train undertook to board the train at Henry street, but the platform was so crowded with peoDle that he couldn't get on. The train was stopped for him at Augusta street, so he was all right then, but he had done a lot of talking, making use of every choioe (?) language in the meantime. Mr. William Gross, of Jacksonville, N. J. , was a borough visitor Satur day. Mr. and Mrs. Max Kaufman enter tained a number of guests from New York and this borough Sunday even ing. \ Mr. and Mrs. Franz Huttle and daughter, of Ernston, were in town calling on friends Saturday. Mr. Chris Rehfuss was a New Bruns wick visitor Saturday. Mayor Muirhead and family went to their cottage at Avon on Saturday. Miss Elsie and Gretchen Steins cele brated their birthdays that occurred on Monday and Wednesday respective ly, on Monday. June 15th. They had a very enjoyable time. Frank Dell has accepted a position with Mr. PavlovBky. Mr. Modjeski has given up the butcher shop cud grocery on Pine avenue. The gtocery is already occu oied by another party, Mrs. Howisky. Miss Stockholm, of Brooklyn, ac companied Miss Carrie Martin for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Steven Mar tin and family, of Bordentown avenue.' Mr. Irving Turner furnished hand some new uniforms for the Raritan Baseball team. Mr. and Mrs. Barber have returned home from their wedding trip. Miss Eva Bloodgood. of George street, was] a Perth Amboy visitor Sunday. Queen's Matinee Break* Record. LONDON, Juno 23.? Record receipts for a London matinee were reached at Beerbohni Tree's performance of "The Man Who Was" at Ills Majesty's thea ter for the benefit of Queen Alexan dra's sanitarium at Davos, Switzer land. A total of $25,000 was netted. Lord Rothschild paid $1,500 for a box, and other patrons paid fancy prices. Forbes Robertson, Gertrude Elliott, Mine. Sarah Bernhardt, ' Edward Sey mour Hicks and Ellalne Terriss con tributed to the programme. Government Get* Cruller. RICHMOND, Va., June 23.? In the chancery court Judge Grinnan dis solved the injunction restraining the United States government from taking possession of the cruiser Galveston. The federal government stipulates that the ship shall remain the property of the Trigg creditors until the case is de termined by the court of highest re sort. The Galveston will be launched this week. The Department of Clay Working and Ceramics Established by the Legislature, at The State College, New Brunswick, N. J., has a modern and complete equipment f<>) practical and theoretioa! instruction in the clay working industries. Two courses have been provided ? the regular course of four yeirs, leading to the degree ol B. Sc. ; a short course of two years, de signed for young men who have bad practical experience in day working. For lurtUar information and catalogues apply to C. W. PARMBLEE, Depart ment of Ceramics, or IRVING S. UPSON Registrar. AUSTIN SCOTT, Pres. FOIXYSHONEY^TAR frcfiPdriai mafm, i ur*. mpiatm* TOTTENVILLE. The Evening News is on sale at Oat t>urgs' 44 Main street, and at John Boss' Hotel, ^ formerly John Kali's stand. Extra copies of the News and all New York papers can always be se cured. ATTENDING CONVENTION. Ex-Chief of the Tottenville Fire Department, David R. Robbms, is attending the convention and Darade of the Suffolk County Fire Associa tion, as a representative of the Staten Island Fire Department, which is be ing held at Rockaway, today. ARRESTED THEN DISCHARGED. John Welsh, 23 years old, of Hugue not, was arrested in Tottenville Sat urday night bv Policeman Henry B. Winant. He was charged with being drunk and disorderly. When taken before Magistrate Croak he was given a lecture and discharged. SHIRT WAIST RECEPTION. The Giffords Dancing Class, of Qiffords, gave a shirt waist reception last night. It was in honor of their instructor. Prof. S. Warner. It was held in Cox Hotel at Giffords. A large and happy crowd were out to enjoy the danoe. A PLEASANT AFFAIR. The Keystone Athletic Association held their entertainment in Wilker Hall on Saturday night. Although the weather was unfavorable the crowd was out in force to help the boys along. A neat sum was realized. During the entertainment ice cream and cake were for sale. EXCURSIONS AT SEA BREEZE. A large excursion from New York is scheduled to arrive at Sea Breeze today. Manager Fiigen is making great preparations for their coming. On Friday and Saturday other excur sions land there. HELD MISSION MEETING. The LoyAl Temperance Legion, of Tottenville, held a flower mission meeting at the home of Mrs. Smith on Main street, at 2.30 o'clock yester day afternoon. It was largely attended. ENGINE INSTALLED. The tug boat Henry O'Brien has had her engine and boiler installed at Schantz & Eckert's, Perth Amboy, and is now back at A. C. Brown and Sons shipyard for the finishing work. SCHOOLS CLOSE TUESDAY. The public schools, ot Staten Island, close on Tuesday afternoon. The pupils who graduate from School No. 1 at Tottenville will attend the Staple ton High School next September. NEWS ITEMS. T. A. Kemp, formerly withs the local branch of the Prudential Life Insurance Company, has a position with the John Hancock Life Insurance Company in the Jersey City office. Many drivers are complaining of the bad condition of Church street at the orossine of the Staten Island Rail road. A number of the Atlantic Terra Cotta strikers have positions with the South Amboy Terra Cotta Works. The concert and entertainment given in the Huguenot Reformed cburch was a groat success. The Choral Union, under the direction of Prof. E. C. Hinman- took part. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wiedeuhaupt* Jr. and daughter Anna spent Sunday with friends in Metuchen, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. George H in ton, of Baltimore, Md., spent Saturdav and Sunday with Mr. VanName, Main street. James F. Rydor, of Amboy avenue, was an out of town visitor yesterday. William Romer, of Amboy avenue, was a New Dorp visitor yesterday. The Catholio church and rectory, Ambov avenue, is being repainted. The work is being done by James Bedell. Mr. Brown, of Main street, is re painting his house. The Aquahonga Hotel, Amboy ave nue, has just been fitted out with electric lights. Arnold LaVaud did the work. Dr. Oronk, of New York, was visit ing hie parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Qronk, of Amboy avenue, over Sub< day. William Snyder, of William street, has a position with the Perth Amfeoy Dry Dock Company. MisH Eva Gleason, of Brooklyn, is visiting Mrs. George W. Moore, of Lafayette avenne. J. E. Sane, of New York, was a Tottenville visitor yesterday. Milton Meshrow, of Centre strait, has just purchased a new gaaoUne launch. "! Hubbard ietman is patting down curbing on the sidewalk. J. F. Bedell, qf Main street, is making great improvements to bis store on Main street. The grading of Qarretson Place has been completed. Frank Williams, of Pennsylvania, has a position in town. Mrs. J. Eretz, of Richmond Vallfty, will sail for Europe o^ Thursday. Master John Dodd has returned to his homo in New York, after a very pleasant visit with his aunt, Mrs. B. L. Darro w. George Yetman is home again after a pleasant visit spent wish relatives out of town. CARTERET.: CHILDREN'S PICNIC. Mrs. Sylvester and Mr. Cltakt of Philadelphia, gave the children ot Port Reading a picnic on Saturday afternoon. About 160 attended and they had a good time amid the show ers. In order that the children might not be disappointed an old barn was secured, where they played games and had races for which prizes were givcp. Two baloons were sent up. Sapper and ice cream were served and each child was made happy by raoeivlpg a present when the picnic Was over. Mr. Clink and a gentleman from Scranton, Pa., made addresses. NEWS ITEMS. Miss Margaret Falkinbnrg, whose school duties are over for the sammer, has returned to her home in JBarnegat for a short visit after which/ .ije will go to Boston where she wilrVspead part of her vacation. Herman Gerke spent Sunday a t Lake Hopatcong. Jack K. Wilson spent Sunday in Elizabeth. Herman Nederbnrg, George H. Wil son and Cornelias Troost went for a sail in Mr. Nederburg's launch on Sunday. Mrs. L. M. Beam visited her son and his family at New Branswiek on Saturday evening and Sunday. Colonel Pope, of bioyole fame, re cently said that the first essential to business success is "advertising;" that the second essential was "big advertising;" and the third, "bigger advertising*" The Evening News makes a special ty of real estate. THOMAS F. BURKE # ..Funeral Director.. This is the only up-to-date Pdhibal establishment in Perth Amboy & vicinity OFFICE - RESIDENCE 363 State St. 27 Meehtais St. T?lephon? 46 f Tslephou* 41 a* # PERTH AMBOY, N. J. # 4/% CARTERET BUSINESS ^COLUMN? ^ ? l j OTTO SPITZ, Sanitary Plumber. STOVES, KANGES, HEATERS, Railway Ave. Shop near C R Depot, Carter?tvN*J JOSEPH SHERWOOD Carpenter and Builder Estimates given- Jobbing promptly attended to CARTER KT, N. J, Main st & Haieiwood ave.. Kahway, N. J. 1 JH.'i'M CONRAD BROS, SANITARY PLUMBIN6 TINNING and HEATING tAHWAY AVE. Carter*, N. J. Next to Engine House. 1 . III'!'1 JOHN THOMPSON Carpenter and Builder fobbing promptly attended to. Estimates fives PORT READING. N. J. CIEI-A-I^ZlOEiS JEnsritllTfei Painter and Paperhanger All orders by mail promptly attends 1 to. CARTERET N.J. M. PETERSON, Mason and Contractor Carteret & Port Reading, N- J. ?tmsUeDoe ? John Thompsons House, Port Reading J