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PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS.
VOL. II NO. 277 PFRTH AMBOY, N. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24. 1903. SECOND EDITION STATEN ISLAND FERRY AT FAYETTE STREET. /\ Radical Changes to be Made in the Rapid Transit System and Perth Amboy Figures Promin ently?Quick Trip to New York, TWO MINUTE TRIP ACROSS THE SOUND. Some time in the next twelve months the Staten Island Rapid Transit Com pany will begin the work of improve ments, plans for which have just been prepared, which include the changing of the present ferrv slip to Fayette street on this side of the river and the extension of railroad in Totten ville to a point just north of Brown's shipyard, and numerous other im provements. The News is able to make the' above announcement to its readers as a re sult of an interview which one of its roportors has had with one of the officials of the railroad, hieh in authority. This, the News reportor learned, is bat a part of a big plan whioh the officials of the railroad have under consideration to improve the entire systom for tho sole purpose of cutting down tho running time to one hour between Perth Amboy and Now York. Tho wise ones of the company evident ly figure that the full patronace of this city is worth the amount to be spent. The improvements to be made will begin at this end of tho road first where the groat changes are to be made. Every alteration will be with tho idea of saving time. ' Every min uto saved, it is argued, moans thous ands of dollars to the company. To make with^the regular trains all the stops and changes from boat to train and from train to boat in one hour, will be a feat in engineering hard to accomplish. With the two ferry slips changed at Tottenville and Perth Amboy they will bo within 200 foot of being direct ly opposite each other. The people of Tottenville may not like the change for it will make them walk consider ably further to take the train or boat, but it will mean to the company the saving of from four to five minutes. In other words this official said from the time the boat starts from Perth Amboy till she gets to Tottenville, allowing the people to get on the train it should not take over two minutes. Then the plan includes the cutting down of grades and the cutting out of unnecessary curves in the road, also the improving of the roadbed and laying of heavier rails. All this is calculated to cut down the time be tween Tottenville and St. George so that at least ten and possibly fifteen of the twenty minutes will be saved between Perth Amboy and St. George bo fore the boat problem between New Yorn and St. George [is enconntorod / at all. As to tho boat problem at the other end the News reporter learned that this company propose to have three new boats, and with the two big boats they already have, entirely renovated, under favorable conditions it is thought the trips between New York and St. George can be made in fifteen -liuutes. The question of new and ister boats between New York and I , < George is one that has been great ly agitated by the patrons of the road ad the inhabitants of Staten Island generally for the past year. The Rogers' byndioate, said to be backed by the Standard Oil interests, are giving the Staten Island Railroad a hard run to obtain the franchise for the privilege of landing the boats in New York and at present it is a ques tion whioh the Dock Commissioners Quinine hair tonic and dandruff cure. Nothing better for the hair, 85 cents a bottle at Sexton's Drug Store. 6-28-2-adv of New York have been unable to decide. The ohanges that this improvement will bring about in this city can hard ly be prediotod. It will doubtless mean the extending of the trolley line for they will certainly have to meet the ferry. Whether the trolloy people are aware of the proposed change or not, has not been learned. It will, however, afford them a chance to run their cars to the foot of the street without fear of running their cars into the river. It is pointed out, how ever, that the Raritan Traction Com pany could build a loop down Rector or High street from their present line on Smith street, then to the foot of Fayette, meet all boats and continue along Front street to the foot of Smith and up the hill. What they will do is a matter not yet known. SKIMMON'S TRIAL ON. (Special to the Evening News ) New Brunswick, June 24:? Henry Skimmons, of South Amboy, charged with the murder of his step-father, was pnt on trial before Judges Schenck and Fort and a jury here today. The testimonv of the prosecution will take all day. Mrs. Jacob's, wife of the murdered man, will testify, it is said, in favor of her son. OFFICERS ELECTED. Plumbers add Steamfitters Held Meeting Last Night? Business Transacted. The members of Plumbers, Steam and Gas Fitters Union No. 270, held a special meeting in the Adelaide Building last night. Business of im portance was transacted after which the election of officers took place. The following aro the newly eleoted officers: Arthur Crother, president; Richard Smith, vice president; George Martinsen, recording secretary ; George Moore, financial secretary ; George Saltz, treasurer, and Dennis Ryan, sergeant-atarms. ? The latest in writing paper at Sex ton's Drug Store. 6 28 -2 -ad v AWARD TO TUG ENGINEERS. The award of the bo^rd of arbitra tion appointed to settle the differences between the marine engineers and the railroads, has boon made publio. It denies the men's requests for a reduc tion of hours, \ but grants increased pay, and two days vacation a month and an additional seven c'ays' vacation a year with pay. The award will take effect from May 1. A HIGH TIDE. The tide along the water front was very high last night. At 5 o'clock it was nearly over the steamboat dock. It was high tide at 7 o'cIock and was just high enough to. flow over the dock. Only slight damago was done along shore. OPERATING IN BURLINGTON. Judge & Eamm recently oponed a tract of land in Burlington. They have sold 78 out of 108 building lots, into whioh it had been divided, in less than two weeks time. If yon are looking for real estate | investment read the column on page 2. j A aaauhU Merchants, Manufacturers, Corporations ACCOUHiS 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 BANK 110 SMITH STREET, \ PERTH AMBOY, N. J. Capital | Profits jv Deposits; $|.QQQ.QQQ HAMILTOK r.iK?AN..r*B? \ HABBYICONABD 0?mii iv WBrnM PLANS FOR RECEIVING GENERAL GHAFFEE HERE. Westminster Cadets to Have the Genera! at their Anniversary Exercises. The Westminster Cadets held a spec ial meeting last night in the Presby terian chapel, Rector street. It was called for the purpose of talking over the plans for the oelebration of the anniversary on Friday, Jaly 8rd. Everything is now nearly completed for tho roception of General Chaffee, of the United States Army, who is now in oommand of the department of the cant. General Chaffee will speak in the Presl yteriafi churoh on Friday, July 3rd, as a part of the cadet's cele bration. It is claimed that this is onlv the second pnblic speech that the General has made since his return from China, whero he was in command of the American forcoB during tho Boxer movement there. He is a man worth hearing, and the cadets are delighted that Dr. Mendenhall has been able to have him come here. Tomorrow night at 7.80 o'olock an other maeting will be held. At this meeting it is probable all of the plans for the celebration will be completed. After General Chaffee's address tho cadets will probably bo put through a drill for tho general by the command er, John Danner. Do you have a pain in the back? Use Dr. Thompson's Kidney plasters. For salo only at Sexton's Drug Store. 6-23-2-adv LOCAL ITEMS. Graham & McKeon have the con tract for digging the foundation for a largo house on Fayette street. They have about finished the work at the Cheeseborough plant. Mrs. Harry Meitlein, of Pittsburg, Pa., is visiting at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Slobodien of New Brunswick avenuo. Edward Coaklin, brother of F. R. Oonklin of this city, will bo ordained as a Baptist minister at Red Bank next week. Mrs. J. K. Sheohy is spending a wook with friends at Marmaroneck, N. Y. Tho latest in writing paper at Sex ton 'b Drug Store. 6-23-2-adv LONG SHORE NEWS The British schooner Silver Leaf, Captain Pettis, sailed for Yarmouth yesterday. o The schooner Elwood Burton sailed for Boston yesterday. o The schooner David Baird arrived from Fernandina yesterday. o The schooner Myrtle Camp arrived from New York yesterday. o The schooner Helen M. Atwood sail ed for New York yesterday. o The bark Willard Mudgett arrived from Port SDain yesterday with a cargo of asnhalt. She passed up to Tremley Point to discharge. A SUCCESSFUL YEAR Tho Coleman National Business College, of Newark, has just closed one of the most successful years in its history. This is one of the best known institutions in this seotion of tho country and is ranked among the | very best in New Jersey. It has one of the most complete homes where overy convenience for bnsiness in struction is to be found. Its presi dent, H. Coleman, is one of the best known educators in the country and has an onviablo reputation. CLUB CLEARED $75. The Catholic Club held a meeting Monday in their club house, 16 Smith street, it was largely attended, ki all the olub cleared tfbont |76 by the lawn fostival hel$ reoently on the club grounds. Sweet Clover blossom perfume. Very lasting. Sold in any quantity at Sexton's Drug Store. 6-23-2-adv ARCANUMITES HAD SMOKER. Spent Enjoyable Evening with Songs and Merry Sayings Speeches were Made. MANY WERE PRESENT. New York Talent Missed Train and was Late? Arrived Amid Cheers of Crowds and Proceeded to Entertain the Guests. Cigars and Pipes Lighted and Nothing was Lacking. ^Middlesex Council No. 1100 of the Royal Arcannm held a smoker and an entortainment in the Odd Fellows Building. Smith street, Inst night. Thomas Rallantiue, the famons wit, was on hand to entertain the members. Speeches were made and the time passed merrily. Not a pipe whs allowed to go oat and the inner man was well cared for. At 10 o'clock Mayor Seaman made a speech in which ho told of the great progress made within the last year by the order, and how it whs getting better all the time. He said that many of the young men were begin ning to see this and the ranks of the order were being rapidly filled up. South R. Farrington followed the mayor. He spoke on the same subject and both were heartily applauded. Dr. Orowther then got on the plat form and gave a number of jokes, and they were good ones too. The doctor upheld his reputation. Just as Dr. Crowther was getting roady to sit down, Tom Ballantine appeared in the doorway. Amid the cheers of the crowd he was called upon for a speech, i Ho apologized for being so late but \;aid that he had missed his train, B<r. Ballantine told a number of dteriea and sang several selections in which he was accom panied on the piano by his brother, John Ballantine. As usual he de lighted everyone. Early this morning the members left the hall for home. Proscriptions carefully prepared at Sexton's Drug Store. 6-23-2-adv PICNIC RAIN OR SHINE. Tomorrow night the ladies of St. Paul's German church will hold their picnic in Loeser's Excelsior Grovo at Maurer, rain or slnne. Elaborate pre parations have been made for the event and the ladies will not allow the weather to interfere and thereby disappoint the people. Handsome prizes have been selected and will be awarded to the best bowl ers. This promises to be an interest ing feature. Good music will be fur nished and all are promised a grand time. Delicious Soda, 5 cents at Sexton's. 6 23-2-dv CHURCHES. Baptist. The sabject for the prayer sorvice tonight at 7.45 will be "Justification and Reconciliation through Jesus Christ." Rom. 5. At the close of the prayer meeting a special business meeting of the B. Y. P. U. Sooiety will be held. Simpson M. E. The subject of tho Simpson M. E. mid week prayer service willjbe "The Faithful, Fearelss Fervent, John the Baptist." Speoial prajer for fidelity, courage and fervency. ?rhe best sewing machines are sold at Peder Olson's, 86 Smith street. 6-9 to 7-e.o.d.? adv. BETS STATE CERTIFICATE. Among those whd were saccessful in the June examinations for State teacher's certificates was Edgnr H. Kleinhans, of the High School, of this city. Mr. Kleinhans receives a third grade certificate. There were twenty in all who .received these, two re ceived second grade and ono receives a first grade certificate. Sweet Clover blossom perfume. Very lasting. Sold in any quantity at Sexton's Drug Store. 6-28-2-adv JUST A TASTE OF will convince ? ?ou it is OUR SODA WATER the best >? * the oity. . . Crystal Spring Water and Pure Ice Cream makes it fine. All flavors, 5c. Pari?en's Prescription Pharmacy. FOUR BIDS FOR COAL WERE ALL THE SAME. Board of Education Opened Bids I or Winter Supply at Special Meet ing Last Night and Found all the Dealers Bidding Alike? Mat ter was Referred to the Committee. . _ /v ? ? LADIES HOLD GRAND PICNIC. Pulaski Park the Scene of Much Enjoyment Last Night? Large Crowd Present. committeeTn charge. Tlie Original Ladies Hebrew Asso ciation held their first grand annual picnic last night in Palaski Park on State street. Although the weather was as di8agroeble as it cou'd possibly be. a large crowd was present. Danc in was the feature of the evening. Nelson and Morrissev's orchestra fur nished the music. At 12 o'clock a supper was served. When the members departed for home at 3 o'clock this morning the society had two closed cars waiting for them. Edward Cohen was in charge of the ticket office while the following ladies were on the committer of arrange ments: Mrs. Nathan Jacobson, Mrs. Dorwitz, Mrs. Freedman, Mrs. Rab inowitz, Mis. Joselson, Mrs. Pavlov sky, Mrs. Mendel, Mrs. J. Sher, Mrs. Levin, Mrs. Goldsmith, Mrs. Rich mond, Mrs. C. H. Cohon, Mrs. Brody and Mrs. Berger. Delicious Soda, 5 cents at Sexton's. 6-23-2 adv MORE ENTRIES FOR POWER BOAT RAGE. W. B. Pratt has Entered his Launch and John Boss, of Tettenvilte is in Line. Commodore Evans, of the Raritan Yaclit Club, received two more entries this morning for the power boat race to be held July 4th. One was from W. P. Pratt, who has entered his 18 foot launch, and the other was from John Boss, of Tottenville, who enters his boat "Katie B. " The Dlans are fast assuming shape. Commodore Evans expects to have nearly everv craft which goes by power in the race and much sport is anticipated. *j Quinine hair tonic and dandruff cure. Nothing better for the hair, 85 cents a bottle at Sexton's Drug Store. 6-28-2-adv MISSOLESEN MARRIED. Became the Bride of Albert Fred Hunt Last Night? Wedding Supper. The marriage of Miss Anna Olesen to Albert Fred Hunt took place at the groom's home. 241 Prospect street, at 8 o'clock last night. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J." Christian sen, pastor of St. Stephen's Danish Lutheran church. Miss Ethel Hunt, sister of the groom, was ^bridesmaid, and John Olesen, brother of th'e bride, was best man. A pretty wedding march was plaj od by Miss Blanche Goldstein. The house was prettily trimmed for the occasion. After the ceremony a supper was served. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt will reside in Ogden place. HEARD LUNACY CASES. Special to the Evening News. New Brunswick, June 24:? Judge Sehneck yesterday heard two Perth Amboy lunacy oases. Ono was Mrs. Elizabeth Jamison and the other was Grnce L. Eldred. Both were made oounty charges, having clearly estab lished their residence iy this county. Proscriptions carefully \ prepared at Sexton's Drug Store. 6-28-2-adv FINEST TABLE BOARD . .IN THB CITY. . WORRELL'S $5.00 per week. 46 SMITH STREET. At the special meeting of the Board of Education last night four bids for the winter supply of coal for the pub lic schools were reoeived and when opened were found to be all alike. The prices were |6.26 for egg and stove sizes and |5 per ton for pe acoal gross weight. At the conclnsion of the reading of the bids the board were at loss to know what to do and after considerable discussion they finally referred the bids to the committee who advertised for the four bids. Those who bid were Kinsey Brothers, George J. Haney, O. M. Peterson & Oo. and Patrick Convery. A News reporter interviewed several of the dealers this morning to see if the coal trust was in this city. Mr. Peterson was taken completely by surprise when informed of the result of the bids last night and he immed iately denied all knowledge of any combination. When asked if the wholesaler, had been dictating or for bidding the cutting of prioes he said they had not and furthermore that he was acting entirely independent of every one else in the business. He also asserted that he was paying from twonty to thirty cents more a ton than any other dealer in town. Mr. Haney was next seen and he too denied all knowledge of a combi nation and went on to prove his asser tion by showing the reporter what will be the prevailing prices this winter, when the school ooal will have to be put in. Mr. Haney was the successful bidder last year and on account' of the strike and the subse quent raise of prices, ht^-was the heavy loser. On th$* TfifSShntV said he did not oa yb whether he gw 4&V3|Va contract this year or not. He added there will certainly be no money in coal to furnish it for less. It has been suggested that as long as the bids as put in were the same it is no more than right for the Board to divide the order between the four dealers as they were all taxpay ers. if this is done each one would have 100 tons to supply as the adver tisement calls for 400 tons more or less. Do you have a pain in the back? Use Dr. Thompson's Kidney plasters. For sale only at Sexton's Drng Store. 6-28-2-adv MODEL YACHT CLUB PICNIC. Everything is assuming shape for the picnic of the Perth Amboy Model Yacht Club on Saturday night. The members will hold the pionio at Loeser's Excelsior Grove at Manrer if the weather will permit. It it should prove stormy the members willdeoide upon another date. The bowling alleys will be open to alL There will be three handsome prizes for the three bowlers making the highest scores. WEATHER. The forecast received at the local Signal Station is for continued rain. HIGH T1D1 June 22 23 24 a. rri ? 4.37 5-41 6.39 p. m. 5.22 6.17 7.10 June 25 26 27 a. m 7.35 8.81 9.24 p.m. 8.02 8.54 944 8. J. MASON, CIVIL ENGINEER Lbi43 Smith Street. .???r