PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS.
VOL. II. NO. 278 PERTH AMBOY, N. .J.. THURSDAY, JUNE 25. 1903. SECOND EDITION
Widow Testified in Favor of the
Defendent? Saw Crime
NIGHT SESSION HELD.
Two Prisoners Testify that Skimmons
had a Black Eye when Brought to
Jail? Testimony Nearly all in? Case
will go to Jury To-day, in all Prob
The trial of John Skimmons, of
South Amboy, began before Justice
Fort at New Brunswick yesterday.
The defendant seemed confident of
Asher Atkinson, the city engineer,
w in the first witness. He testified as
to a map that he had prepared, show
ing the location of the rooms where
the crime had been committed.
Dr. J. LeRov Brown, who attended
Jacobs, and Dr. Carroll, the county
physician who performed the autopsy,
gave testimony as to the man's
John Jacobs, brother of the murder
ed man, testified that his brother had
been in excellent health prior to the
The evidence for the State was all
in at the close of the day but not be
fore the State had called Mrs. Jacobs,
who testified in favor of Skimmons,
her son. She said Skimmons and
Jacobs were quarreling and when her
husband picked up a knife Skimmons
knooked ft from his hand and gained
possession of it. She also said Skim
mons used the knife to defend himself
from the blows of his step-father.
A night session was held from 7.80
till 10 o'clock which was taken up by
the defence. This morning it was
continued during which time eighteen
witnesses have been examined.
The warden of the jail and two
prisoners testified that Skimmons had
a black eye when he was first brought
to jail whioh greatly helped to prove
the story of the fight with his step
father. It is expected that tiie case
will go to the jury this afternoon.
JR. 0. U. A M. ELECT OFFICERS.
Meeting Held at their Rooms in City Hall
Building Last Night.
The members of Middlesex Council
No. 63 Jr. O. U. A. M. held a meeting
in their rooms in the Oitv Hall build
ing last night and elected the follow
ing offioers for a term of six months :
Counsellor, Char le? S. Clnney; vice
counsellor, G. C. Emmons ; recording
secretary, George M. Adair; financial
secretary, William G. Gray; treasur
er. William H. Bath ; warden, Will
iam Horner ; oondnctor, John Hanson ;
I. S. S., John Brown; O. S. S. , J. O.
Piatt, and assistant recording secre
tary, H. E. Piokersgill.
Against Perth Amboy Shipbuilding and
(Special lo the Evening News )
. New Brunswick, June 26? In the
n. District Court before Judge Hicks
\ here today Robert Morton received
judcment againts the Perth Amboy
Shipbuiling and Engineering Company
for 1142.77 and costs, an amount dis
puted by that company for articles
sold by Morton.
REPAIRING A STREET.
Street Commissioner Matt Weirnp
has a gang of men at work today re
pairing the road at the corner of King
and Smith street. Considerable mnd
around the manhole has been carted
away and a laige stone put down.
A VERY PRETTY
Mr. William Sandbeck and Miss
Dorothy Neilson Janderup Mar
ried at the Brides Home.
William Sandbeck, a popular young
man of this city, and Miss Mary
Dorothy Neilson Janderup, were mar
ried at 7 o'clock last night by the
Rot. J. Christiansen, pastor of St.
Stephen's Broad street church, at the
home of the bride, 202 Elm street.
Oharles Johnson was the best man and
Miss Fanny Nielson Janderup, a sister
of the bride, was bridesmaid. The
bride wore a handsome silk Persian
lawn dress, beautifully trimmed. The
bridesmaid wore a dress of pink mnlle.
The house was orowded, one hundred
couples being present altogether.
After the marriage ceremony was per
formed the newly wedded couple went
to Brajja Hall where a reception was
held. Here a grand supper, under the
direction of Messers. Peterson, Sand
beok and Janderup, was servod. After
supper the crowd danced until tho
"wee sma" hours of this morning to
the strains of Prof. Svarer's full
Mr. and Mrs. Sandbeck received
many beautiful and useful presents.
Thoy will reside at No. 7 McOlellan
street. Mr. Sandbeck is a terra cotta
worker and is employed at the New
Jersey terra cotta works.
MR. SNOW TRANSFERRED
TO LINDEN, N. J.
Has been Freight Agent in this City
for Sixteen Years? Formerly
at South Amboy
H. A. Snow, for sixteen years agent
in this city for the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company, was transferred this
morning to Linden. His successor in
this city is J. S. Stevenson, of the
Jersey City office of the Pennsvlvania
Railroad. Mr. Snow came to this
city from South Amboy where he had
been an employe of the Pennsylvania
Railroad. He took charge of the State
street station when it was little better
than a barn. A few years later he
had the station fixed np and about
five years ago the place was remodell
ed. New lawns were laid out, and
everything was put in first olass order.
Mr. Snow's family, who now live on
Payette street, will follow him very
shortly. Mr. Stevenson, the new
agent, has now entire charge of every
When a News reporter asked whv
Mr. Snow had been transferred he
was told that that question could not
be answered, but that it was most
likely at his own request.
A PRETTY JUNE WEDDING.
Mia it Mary F. O'Brien Became the Wife of
Thomas J. Ford.
A pretty June wedding took place
yesterday at St. Mary's ohurch, when
Miss Mary F. O'Brien beoame the
wife of Thomas J. Ford. The oere
mony was performed by Rev. S. A.
The bride wore a handsome white
silk, beautifully trimmed with lace
and ribbon and carried a large bouquet
of white carnations. She was attend
ed by her sister, Miss Agnes O'Brien,
who was charmingly attired in white
ailk mulle. The groom was attended
by Thomas Crowe.
After the ceremony a wedding break
fast was served at the bride's home.
Only the immediate relatives were
present. The bride is very popular in
North Amboy oircles, beinar the
daughter of our well known Constable
James F. O'Brien. The young couple
will reside for the present with the
bride's parents on Oortlandt street.
Pianos at the old stand. Peder
Olsen, 86 Smith street.
6-9to7-4- e.o.d? adv.
Uppffelintc of M#rchants> Manufacturers, Corporations
ftvUUIIIIIO 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
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
HO SMITH STREET, < PERTH AMBOV, N. J.
Capital | Profits^' Deposits; .$1,000,000
HAMILTON r.?KEAN.I MfiDWTi H ABB Y| CON ABU Ouin
Rain Keeps Men from Working
at the new Factories
Until the Stormy Days Came the Work on
the Cheeseborough Plant was Going
Along Nicely? Piling Driven for the
new Buildings? Work on the Bridge is
The bad weather during the last
few weeks has delayed things in gen
eral along the water front. It has
been [next to impossible for men to
work either on the new Raritan river
bridge or at the plant of the Oheose
At the latter place things were
moving lively until the rain com
meencd. The piling to hold the
buildings are nearly all down. The
machine shop filter builidng and store
house are about completed. Three
scows loaded with stone to be used
along the water's edge, as a break
water dam, are being unloaded, and
the stone will bo placed as soon as the
When some stones and rocks wore
placed down several weeks ago, the
Cheeseborough Companj thought this
would be enough, but they have found
the tide comes in so 'strong at their
place that more stones were necessary.
At the new bridge things have been
at a standstill. All the piling on this
side have been driven and the men
are working on the planking.
MUST NAME HIS PROPERTY.
Special to the Evening News.
New Brunswick, June 24 ? Justice
Fort signed an order here yesterday
requiring Augustus Martin, of Porth
Amboy, to appear before Lawyer James
Parker on Friday, July 3, and testify
as to what property* he owns. The
Court has forbidden Ann Martin, ad
ministratrix of the estate of Kimball
Martin, from giving Augustus Martin
his share in the estate until this
matter is settled. The proceedings
have boen ordered as the result of a
claim of Jacob Martin.
WILL BE MARRIED ON SUNDAY.
Reuben Mahler of this City to wed Miss
Regina Stevens of Newark.
The wedding of Ruben Mahler, of
this cit#, and Miss Regina Stevens,
of Newark, will take place jp Newark
on Sunday. After the wedding ceie
mony is performod a grand reception
will be given in Columbia Hall,
Newark, by the newly wedded couple
to their friends. The Young Men's
Hebrew Association of this city, will
attend the wedding in a body. They
will leave here 2 o'clock in a stage
and drive to Newark. Mr Mahler is
a member of the Association and they
will present him with a handsome
floral horseshoe as a token of their
esteem. A wedding tour through
California will follow.
Mr. Mahler is connected with the
Porth Amboy Wholesale and Retail
Wine and Liquor Company, of State
POWER BOAT RACE.
Everything is now assuming shape
in the power boat race to be held by
the Raritan Yaoht Club over the old
club course on 4th of July. Commo
dore Evans, who is hustling about
trying to mako the affair a succes, is
great ly pleased with the way things
are coming around. Tlie owners of
all kinds of power orafts can enter the
race, and the fee of fifty cents is so
small t h t no one will miss it.
JUST A TASTE OF Will convince
; y<m |||H( j(,
OUR SODA WATER u.e u,.t
the city. . .
Crystal Spring Water ami Pure Ice
Cream maUos it fine. All flavors, 5c.
Parisen's Prescription Pharmacy.
Miss Georgie S. Boynton and
Mr. Alfred Thurston Child
Made Man and Wife.
Wedding at Home of the Bride?Rev. T. R.
Beeber Officiated? House Prettily Dec
orated with Flowers? Bride and Groom
well Known in this City? To Reside in
A simple but beautiful home wed
ding was celebrated 6 o'olock last
night at the home of Mr. and Mrs
O. W. Boynton in Sewaren, when
their daughter, Miss Georgie S.
Boynton, was united in marriage to
Mr. Alfred Thurston Child, of Pueblo,
Col. The ceremony was performed
by the Rev. T. R. Beeber, of Norris
town, Pa., an uncle of the bride.
Only the relatives and intimate friends
of the happy couple were present.
The house was decorated with palms,
carnations and ascension lillios. Miss
Susie H. Dixon; of Woodbridge, play
ed Lohengrin's wedding march. Mrs.
Abraham Flesner, of Louisville, led
the way for the bridal party as matron
of honor. She wore an old rose liber
ty satin trimmed dress with white lace,
and carried a bouquet of white carna
tions. Immediately following came
little Oliver Ames scattering flowers
before the bride who came in leaning
on the arm of her father. She wore
a veil and- bridal gown of white crepe
de chine trimmed with a yoke of
duchess lace and point applique roses
and carried white carnations. The
ceremony was performed under an
arch of Easter lillies and palms.
Mr. Edward L. Child, of Worcester,
Mass., a brother of the groom, was
best man. The ushers were Messrs.
Gorham L. , Ernest, Albert and Clancy
Bovnton, Richard Child and Frederick
Oox. The guests were received by
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Boynton, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry T. Child, of Wood
stock, Conn., and Mrs. T. R. Beeber.
After the ceremony supper was
served during which music was fur
nished by Cavallo's full orohestra.
This was followed bv an informal re
ception. Mr. and Mrs. Child left on
an early train for parts unknown.
They will reside in Pueblo, Col.,
where Mr. Child is employed as chem
ist in the refining plant of the Ameri
can Smelting and Refining Company.
He formerly lived in this city.
Miss Boynton is well known in this
vicinity and has a large circle of
Rented Another Building.
Mr. Raymond, through the Bishop
Company, has just rented the store
formerly occupied by the American
Clothing Company in the Adelaide
Building next door to his present
candy shop. His business has become
so large that the present quarters are
entirely inadequate. He began yes
terday to make preparations to move
by July 1st.
STRIKE STILL UNSETTLED.
Posses Have Eight Men? Expect More
Union Men Hopeful.
The trouble between the boss paint
ers and the journeymen painters is
still unsettled. Today the bosses have
eight men at work and claim that by
Monday they will have many more.
The painters have little to say on
the subject. They are still hoping for
MEETING OF CADETS.
There is to be a meeting of the
Westminster Cadets in the Presbyter
ian chanel at 7.80 o'clock tonight. All
of the necessary arrangements for the
reception of Major General Chaff 00
will be completed tonight. The cadets
are now all looking forward impatient
ly for the day to arrive when the
commander of the American foroes in
China will speak in this oity.
OF CBAND JURY.
Talk of Calling them Together to
Investigate Action of
New Brunswick, June 25? The grand
jury for the April term will be re
called on July 7, and that Justice
Fort will then charge the grand jury
to investigate certain matters requir
ing immediate attention. What these
matters are will not be disclosed by
either Justice Fort or Prosecutor
Voorhees, but it is understood that
one-item of the judge's charge will
be the matter of county road contracts.
From time to time there have been
rumors that phases of the awarding
of contracts by the Board of Freehold
ers for building macadam roads were
irregular. It is believed that testi
mony is to be taken in this matter by
the grand jury. There are several
other charges pending, including one
of embezzlement against a local jus
tice of the peace, and one of murder
against John Doe and Richard Roe,
two unidentified tramps who killed
John Hunt, of Newark, in Highland
Park, on the night of March 7 last.
To recall the grand |jury after the
business of the term has been com
pleted is a novel procedure in Middle
CITY BONDS BOUGHT
BY TRUST COMPANY.
Local Institution Furnishes Money
to the City at Price Above
The Perth Amboy Trust Company
was the successful bidder for the issue
of #25,000 sewer bonds recently author
ized by the Board of Aldermen. The
bid was 1.05125. This is looked upon
with no little local pride as the trust
oompany is largely made up of local
The bonds bear interest at the rate
of 4 per cent and are to run for six
years. City Treasurer Garret Brod
head received the bids and as has been
told, the one presented by Sidney
Riddlestorffer, secretary and treasurer
of the trust company, was successful.
WEATHER DELAYS WORK.
Repairs to Water Street Bulkhead Need
ed at Once.
Contractor Duncan J. Currie signed
the contract about a week ago to re
build a pnrti on of the bulkhead on
Water street and it is understood that
he is nearly ready to begin the work.
The bad weather has also handicapped
Mr. Currie in making the necessary
preparations to start the work. In
the meantime the exceeding high tides
have caused moro damage to the bulk
head and each day's delay in making
the necessary repairs means addition
al cost to the city for repairs.
The city is not the only one made
to suffer. A News reporter learned
this morning that residents owning
property on the water front, whose
property has beon damaged, are also
waiting for the dock builder to make
the necessary repairs.
William Duncan, chief clerk in the
employ of J. J. Deitche, will resign
his position Saturday nighC to accept
a position with the Perth Aipboy Sav
ings Institution as clerk. The busi
ness at that bank has increased to
snch an extent that the directors have
found it necessary to employ a large
New Club Organized.
A new club has been organized to
be known as the Young feagle A. C.
Henry Hendricksen is president and
M. Oman-, vice president.
FINEST TABLE BOARD
. .IN THK CITY. .
$5.00 per week.
46 SMITH STREET.
Colored Excursionists had a
Small Riot at Sea Breeze
Began a Free Fight Immediately m Land
ing-Knives and Razors Freely Used
Policeman Unable to 0??H Disturb
ance ? Two Leaders Looked up on
According to nil reports received in
this city there was considerable trouble
at Sea Breeze yesterday when a num
ber of neero excursionists began fight
ing among themselves. Many were
cat with knives and razor*. A* 6
o'clock yesterday atfernoon the barge
Columbia, in tow of the tag Neptune,
arrived at the beach with 800 negroes
from New York, who were on a day's
onting. When the boats tied np at
the dock, the crowd, who were pretty
well under the weather by this time,
made a dash for the beaoh. Before
the one lone policeman could say a
word to them, tney started in to play
rough house. It was not long before
the people from Tottenville and this
city, who were at the beaoh, started
on a run to get away from the plaefc.
When the fight was over it waa found
that a number of the colored folks
were badly cut. Three of them were
locked up in the cabin of the Colum
bia. Two others were carried on the
tug wnere their wounds were dressed
as well as circumstanoes permitted.
The exoursion finally got under way
and left the beach.
Proprietor Joseph Fiigan } who waa
in no wise to blam^.W^i?*.^ affair,
will make strenuous efforts TT p*b^_^
future to keep such excursions front
landing at his popular resort.
TO PLAN FOR RECEPTION.
The Yonng Men's Forum will bold
a meeting on Monday night It will
be held in the chapel of Simpaoa M.
E. chnrch. This will be the last
meeting until September. The plana
(or a reception will be completed.
INJURED LAD IMPROVING.
Little fonr year old Louis Weeden,
who was rnn over and seriously hurt
by J. S. Hanson's wagon Monday
moraine, is reported to be better at
the hospital this morning.
For real estate see page 2.
The forecast received at tie local Slgaal
Station Is for cloudy possibly shower*.
Tune a. m- p.m. Jane a. m p.m.
22 4.37 5.22 25 7.35 a03
23 5-41 6.17 26 8.81 8.54
24 6 39 7.10 27 9.34 0 44
8. J. MASON,
43 Smith Street.
One of . , .
Flavors. . . .
SEXTON'S DRU6 STORE,
? 70 and 72 Smith St
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