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FOUNDED 1879 AS THE PERTH AMBOY REPUBLICAN. An Independent Newspaper published every afternoon, except Sundays, by the Perth Amboy Evening News Company, at 5 King Street. Peith Amboy, N. J. J. LOGAN CLEVENGER, Editor D. P. OLMSTEAD, Business Manager TERMS OK SUBSCRIPTION: The Evening News is on sale at nevvstands and delivered by regular carrier in Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Woodbridge, Carteret, Tottenville and surrounding towns for 6c per week. By mail, postage prepaid, per year $3-Oo " " "six months 1.5O BRANCH OFFICE: Newark, F. N. Sommer, 794 Broad St. Long Distance Telephone ..... 98 Entered at Post-Office as second class matter. THURSDAY, JULY 9. 1903. While on your vacation Don't for get to have The Evening News mailed to yon, and in this way keep in touch with yonr home doings. No extra oharge for mailing, and address changed as often as desired. One of ttie most noticeable things about the summer thus far i? the un usual swarms of mosquitoes which have invaded almost every part of New Jersey. This, in spite of tho activity on the part of Professor John B. Smith, the State Entomologist, arid the municipal authorities in diif erentJparts of the State. Great clouds of the mosquitoes have attacked trol ley oars, swarmed into buildings and cause 1 havoc generally. It is possible that Professor Smith's invasion of the Newark and Elizabeth meadows as well as the attacks made elsewhere on the pest, is driving the mosqiutoes out of the usual haunts in large num bers and that the first frost this fall will kill them, while the work being done in marshes and low lands may prevent the breeding next year and we may hear the last of their singing. It is to be hoped so, but this dpei afford any relief this summer ai has only begun. y p the bay t delight fishermen generally. It is to be hoped the run continues. Perth Ambov has an en viable repntation in about everything worth speaking of, fishing not except ed and this city can easily be made the center for fishinR parties from the oities. Every convenience for the visitor is offered here, the best boats on the bay are at their service and a good time is guaranteed. The settlement of the painter';" strike is an excellent thing for Perth Amboy. Now let's get to work. No where in tho State is there a more busy city nor a greater demand for mechnnios. Get on the paint and start the buildings for which plans have been drawn. Every honse will be needed when the factories now nnder construction are completed. The nttmber of power boats carrying low lamps at night is increasing and it is a decided improvement. They go so fast and in so many cMfferent directions that the light is as rnnch of a necessity as a headlight on an engine. Perth Amboy is soon to have as good a supply of water as can be found anywhere. The two new wells driven are a great success and are a decided addition. A short time aeo the prtss of the entire State was commenting on the excellent report of the Waier Department of this city, which show ed a net income for the citv aside from being self supporting. As soon as the new main is completed there is little left to do but build the storage reser voir, and this city can boast of having a water supply surpassed by none of its size in the State. Asburj Park should not feel hurt if President Rdosevelt declines the in I vitation to be present the annual baby parade. Afte* his tonr through the west he is. Reported as being quite satisfied wijh the race suicide ques tion and ja\so as having had enough of kissing; babies to last for a year at jr leasts ' Jr i f'iH ho would have believed a week or 'two ago, that we would ever see a street sprinkler at work again? EDITORIAL COMMENT. Judge Parker, of New Yorfc, is steadily growing in favor with the democracy of New Jersey, as their Presidential standard bearer next year. He is regarded as meeting all the re quirements of the situation. ? Trenton in New Yoik Herald. It has been found that an act of the Legislature prevents the loan of a flag, now stored at the State House, to California for purposes of exhibi tion. Under the law the flag3 and relics owned by New Jersey must not be taken out of the State. Wise legis lation. Why hasn't someone thought of such a scheme to prevent the junk eting trips with the Liberty Bell.? Plainfield Press. July 7 ; full summer schedule of trains in effect and yet the block sig nals of the New York and Lone Branch railroad are not in operation nor does it seem that any great efforts are being made to complete the sys tem. Uncle Rufus doesn't want them. Now isn't the rest clear? ? Asbury Park Press. The South Jersey glass factories are keeping in blast later than usual. The Trenton factories, mills and potteries, are^too Dusy to shut down for the usual summer stock taking and most of them have orders to keep them busy for a year ahead. These are gratifying evidences of business ac tivity and prosperity.? Camden Post Telegram. LOUBET'S VISIT. Many Honori Tendered to France'* President. LONDON, July 9.? Although Presi dent Loubet did not retire until long after midnight, he rose at the custom ary hour and began another long day's functions. Accompanied by Foreign Minister Deleasse, Ambassador Cam bon and his suit, the president started to visit Windsor castle. He traveled In the king's train and was met at the railroad station by the mayor and corporation of Windsor, who welcomed him to the royal bor ough. The president drove to the castle, es corted by horse guards, and inspected both the state and private apartments and visited the mausoleum at Frog more, where M. Loubet deposited a wreath on Queen Victoria's tomb. President Loubet later in returning from Aldershot scarcely had time to rest before he was driving to Lord Lansdowne's house, where he was the guest at dinner of the foreign secretary and met a company larger and scarce ly less distinguished than assembled at the French embassy dinner. The house was magnificently decorated with palms and lilies and was brilliantly il luminated. The guests included Am bassador Choate and Mrs. Choate, the other ambassadors and ministers in London. Premier Balfour, ColonipJ Sac I retary Chamberlain, Field Marshal Lord Roberts and the Duchess of Marl borough. HanMen'M Neck Broken by Auto. GREENWICH, Conn., July 0.? Fatal results attended an automobile acci dent which happened at the top of Put's hill. The victim was Captain Harry Hansen, aged thirty-six, a Swed ish sailor, chauffeur for Dr. Ogden D. Edwards. Dr. Edwards, who was in the automobile at the time of the acci dent. stepped from it just as the car overturned and had a narrow escape from death. The machine, overturn ing, fell on Hansen, breaking his neck and causing instant death. Sad UrowninK at wUlenn Falln. GLENS PALLS. N. Y.. July 9.-Ar tliur Winehlp, the fifteen-year-old son of Frank Wlnship of Glens Falls, was drowned at Glen lake while swimming. It is supposed he was taken with cramps. The b?dy was recovered im mediately after he sank, and physi cians worked over him for an hour or more, but without avail. Chautauqua Hotel Fire. JAMESTOWN, N. Y., July 9.? The Waldmere. at Lakewood, one of the chief hotels on Lake Chautauqua, has been badly damaged by fire. The house had just been opened for the season. The loss is about $10,000. . f GRAND JURY FINDS NO INDICTMENTS. Considered the Freeholder's Mat ter?Will Meet Again Next Week Frobably. As was told in the News yesterday, the graud jury toq^ up the investiga tion of the action of the Board of Fieeliolrlers in relation to road mat ters. It is believed that the investi gation is confined to the matter of the cutting down of the big hill at the Landing last year. When State Road Commissioner Budd appeared before the Board of Freeholders Inst September in regard to the payment of a bill of Van Deus>en & Oliver for work on the Landing road, which had been held up by Supervisor Howley, he declared that the Board had practically made a sift of $3,000 to the contractors. The Freeholders had, withont advertising for bids, eiven a contract to Van Densen & Oliver for the catting down of the hill on the road for $4,0C0. Mr. Bndd declared that he would do the work for $1,000. The Commissioner said that the board had paid for the work at the rate of $2 per cubic yard, the price paid for the excavating of solid rock, j He held that this hill was only shale which crumbled when exposea to the air, and that 25 or 30 cents per cubic yard would have been a good prioe for it. The members of the Sayreville Township Committee, Messrs. August 1 Rhode, Henry Arleth and William ? Burke went before the erand jury ana complained against the condition of the trolley tracks in that township. They claim that the tracks are raised from three inches to two feet above the level of the road and that thev make traffic dangerous. Jo?iah Tice and Photographer Monaghan were also witnesses in the matter. After hearing all the witnesses in the several cases the grand jury ad journed this morning, having found no indictments. VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFF. Jury Declares M s. Comfort is Insane Case to go Higher. ( Special to the Evening News.) New Brunswick, July 9: ? The ver diet of the jury in the Comfort lunacy case is that Mrs. Comfort is of un sound mind and incapable of transact in* business. All night, it is said, the jury stood 9 to 3 in favor of in sanity and it was not till 11 o'clock this morning that the verdict was arrived at. Caotain James Parker, Mrs. Com fort's attorney, says he will appeal to the Chancellor to have this decision set aside, and if that attempt is un successful he will take the case to the Court of Errors. i ' - / 1 LONG SHORE NEWS The three masted schooner Richard F. Hartley is at the Raritan Dry Dock. The tnsr Bee put in at Bnnten'sdock ! this morning. The new bulkhead along the bluff is to be out about ten feet farther ? than the old one, so as to be even with the bulkhead in front of the Oompton residence. Part of Runyon's dock had to be torn away to allow the 1 work to go on. The piles are about I three-fourths driven andja good sized ' force of workmen is kept busy. Mother Alxlncted Her Son. LIMA, O., July y.? The village of Bluffton, tliis county, was intensely ex , cited over the second abduction of a I young son of Mr. and Mrs. Eniii Kraft, I who has been living with his grand parents pending divorce proceedings between his father and mother. Mrs. ! Kraft, aided by her father, Mr. John J Adams of Cleveland, kidnaped the boy. j They were apprehended by tlie authori ' ties of Mount Cory while driving through the town and brought back to Bluffton. General Lonvxtreet 111. MACON, Ga., July 9.? A Gainesville | dispatch to the Telegraph says that General James Longstreet is danger | ously ill and that physicians will per j form an operation for the removal of i his left eye, destroyed by a cancer. On account of Ills age, eighty-one years, he may not be able to withstand the shock, though he has assented to the opera tion Old Time Spelling; Match. CHAUTAUQUA, N. Y? July 9.-An old time spelling match was held here? Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York against the world. The winners were II. C. Krebs, Summervllle, N. J.; Miss Margaret Young, Dallas, Tex., and An na Jackson, Port Deposit, Md. Sate Blower* at Ztrconla. CHARLOTTE, N. C., July 9.? A spe cial from Spartanburg, S. C., says the safe in the office of the Southern rail way at Zirconia, N. C., was blown open : and $400 taken. The money belonged i to the railroad and the Southern Ex j press company. LEHIGH VALLEY MEN 1 GET WAGES ADVANCED. ! t * Engine Drivers and Firemen get fncrase of from Ten to Twen ty Five Per Cent. The Lehigh Valley Railroad engine drivers and firemen have been granted an advance of from 10 to 25 per cent a dav. They had intended petitioning for an increase. This will make wages on the Lehigh Valley uniform, trainmen and con ductors having received an increase last month. The firemen are not al togither satisfied, but it is believed there will be no trouble over the alottment. i ABANDON PLANT IN RHODE ISLAND. I Capper Works is Bringing Much of the Material (o Local Plant for Refinirg. The old abandoned plant of the Raritan Cooper Works at Pawtucket, Rhode Island, is being demolished. A gang of laborers are ?t work tear ing down the old furnaces', the bottoms of which are very rich with gold, silver and copper. This is being sent by freight to the Perth Amboy plant where it is refined and made into bars. The work has now been going on for several weeks and it mar take all snmmer. Every piece of metal will ! be shipoed to this city. Around the ? yard of the Pawtucket plant is several piles of slag whioli is said to be very , rich in copper. The officials are ! thinking seriously of running this slag through the old blast furnace at Pawtucket, and when it is made into pig form, to ship it to this city. To get the slag together and run it through the blast furnace into the pig form and then ship it to Perth Amboy would take until late in the fall. After it comes to this city it will be run through different furnaoes until it reaches the pure metal state. Ice cream 15c pt. , 30c qt., Sexton's Drug Store. 7-9-tf DISTRICT SACHEM COMING. District Sachem John J. Woodruff, and staff, of Elizabeth, will install officers of Po Ambo Tribe No. 65 to night. All members are requested to be present as a grand time is promised. SHAMROCK'S TRIAL. lew Yacht DeatN Sial'tir Shamrock by Four MinateiJ. NEW YORK, July 9.? Over a lee Ward and windward course of thirty miles starting at Sandy Hook light ship in a rattling breeze Shamrock III. beat Shamrock I. only 4m. 5)s., official time. If the figures told the whole story the cup might be safe, but they are deceptive. It is apparent that De signer Fife and Sir Thomas Lipton are , experimenting with the new boat and j that changes are made daily in her bal last and trim to discover the effect I upon lier speed. In windward work she simply outclassed her trial horse. ' She covered the fifteen miles to windward only 2m. 59s. faster than Shamrock I. Her ballast had been removed aft, with the result that she could not point so ' high, though it did not affect her foot I ing ability. | The cup hunter will race no more i this week. Her bottom is foul, and she . will be taken into dry dock at Erie basin and her underbody cleaned and repainted. A ten knot westerly wind and a smooth sea furnished splendid condi tions for the race. The two yachts made a beautiful spectacle as, with I spinnakers set, they crossed the start ing line side by side. The wind held fresh and true beat ing back to the finish line, and Sham rock III. covered the fifteen miles in one second less than two hour's. She did no better at pointing than did Shamrock I. A falling wind at the fin ish increased her advantage. Only once in a cup race has Columbia covered the New York club course faster than Shamrock III. did, and Co lumbia's fast time was in a race having but ten miles of windward work. David Burretl, Jr., at Princeton. PRINCETON, N. J.. July 9.-David D. Burrell, son of the Rev. Dr. David J. Burrell of New York city, was or dained an evangelist in the First Pres. byterian church here. He has been ap pointed instructor in the New Testa ment department of the Theological seminary and will enter upon his du ties in the fall. General Clay Is Iniiane. I LEXINGTON, ICy., July O.-General Cassius M. Clay was pronounced by a jury at Richmond to be of unsound min$. He will be sent to an asylum, this action being ta:ken to protect his property. The aged gentleman was not in court. Physicians testified as to his mental condition. Poatmaater General's Return. WASHINGTON, July 9.? Postmaster General Payne returned to Washing ton from his brief outing in the Cat , skills. Because of fatigue he declined I to Me Inquirers en pott office matters. Another Friday! OF \ Double \ Inducements To morrow is our EXTRA. STAMP DAY To morrow you will get be sides lower prices than elsewhere, EXTRA STAMPS with the following: $1.39 Ladies white Lawn shirt Waists regular value $2.00. 30 stamps with each Waist. 5lc Ladies pearl shirt Waist sets, regular value 25c. 10 stamps with each. set 49c per pair, Ladies Black and White Silk Gloves, regul ar value 69c. 10 stamps with each pair. 49c per pair, Thompson's sum mer net Corsets, sold else where at 69c. 10 stamps with each pair. I5c each, large size knotted fringed 25c dairaask towels. 5 stamps with each towel. 39c\ach, Gent's 50c one piece bathing suits. 5 stamps with each suit. 20 extra stamps with every Ladies Wash Skirt over $1.00 in addition to the stamps your purchase entitles you to. 98c a suit, Ladies Black Mum my cloth Bathing suits, collar, yoke, sleeves, belt and skirt trimmed with 3 rows white Soutache braid, sold elsewhere at $1.50. 30 stamps with each suit. SICKLES BROS KING HONORS OUR OFFICERS. Anrrlrnn Navut OHIcptm Are Pre ar-ntuil at SucfcinsliDm Palace. LONDON. July 9.? The luncheon at the Rifio hull to the visiting American squadron was followed by a matinee performance of "The Lady Slavey"' at the Theater Royal, which was wit nessed by large detachments from all the crews of the fleet. After that the visitors attended the unveiling by the mayoress of a memorial statue to Queen Victoria. The luncheon which the Pilgrims' club gave to the Ameri can officers today was one of the most interesting functions of their visit to England. Such a number of represent ative British and American officers has seldom been seen together. All the 1 wavy and army officers were In full uniform. Vice Admiral Lord Charles Beresford presided. On his right was Rear Admiral Cotton and on his left Captain Prince Louis of Battenberg. Ambassador Choate and all the princi pal American officers were present. King Edward signally honored the officers at the state ball given at Buck ingham palace, the climax of the visit of President Loubet. His majesty form ally received Admiral Cotton, the cap tains of the American ships and twen ty-six of the junior American dtBcers, and Queen Alexandra later gave them the same distinction. The ball? the first since the accession of King Edward? was a brilliant func tion, 2,200 guests being present, includ ing President Loubet and his suit, prac tically all the ambassadors and minis ters in London, the majority of the members of the royal family, promi nent representatives of the nobility and the officers of the American and French squadrons now in British wa ters. Before the arrival of President Lou bet United States Ambassador Choate, with Secretary White attending, pre sented to his majesty the officers of the American squadron. To Rear Admiral Cotton the king ex pressed his gratification at the visit of the squadron and inquired if all ar rangements had been made for the comfort of the American officers and sailors. Admiral Cotton replied that he had fallen among friends and every care had been taken of himself and the others. His majesty had a pleasant word to say to each of the officers pre sented. The admiral, his captains and Staff Lieutenant Hussey were then presented to Queen Alexandra. During the supper several American officers were also introduced to the Prince of Wales, Field Marshal Lord Roberts and Admiral Lord Charles Beresford. Woman's Way. Her Brother ? I wouldn't have much to do with Dashdash if I were you? he ia a mere excuse for a man. She ? But ?> poor excuse is better than ?one. ? Judye. . _ I ? ? ? We liave caught a liy catch t>?' GARDEN HOSE ??d are anxious to send some of it lionie to you. I'o kei*p the ball mov ing, we announce this welcome news to bir^um hunters. This means to everybody, for who is it doesn't want their money's worth? Here are the specials we are offer ing at a profit cut to the coie. Our price: 6c, 8c, H)c per foot. I | I | I | | | ? i I i F1 82 SMITH ST. ? * Loiik Distance Tel. 20-A. ? H. & M. Tel. 18-A.; | llliBIIIIIKIIIIBIIIIHIIIIWIIBIIIIIBIllimillimilBIIIIMIIll CliUd Labor Bill KtTIeA. ATLANTA, Ga., July 9. -The Rouse of representatives of the general as sembly by a vote of S9 to 75 killed the child labor bill. Tire measurp prevented "the employing of children in cotton mills under a ecrU< : n age limit. Wrapper Offering. At 69 cents. Womens' Wrappers, made of good quality Calico, in blue, black and red, nicely trimmed, \alue &5c. At 85 cents. Worn' us' Wrappers, made of gooi quality Per. ale, iu light aud dark patterns, nicely tritnsi"d with braid and dip tlounce, sizes 32 to 48, val. 1.25. At 98 cents. Womens' Wrappers, made of fine quality Liawn and Cambric, in daik and light patterns, with dip flounce, value 1.49. Philip Levine. THE NEW CLOAK STORE, 351 State Street * * * * * We can help you by selling you a > Straw Hat, Summer Shirt, j or other articles in the line of Men's Slimmer Furnishings. I Give Us a Call. J. H. HOPE & CO. I 77 SMITH STREET I AGENTS FOR Hawes $3.00 Hat a, ? American Steam Laundry. ; ? Sol. Rubenstein. Howard Hope. ? Money to loan ON HOUSEHOLD GOODS AT LOWEST RATE ON SHORTEST NOTICE ON SMALLEST PAYMENTS Perth Amboy Loan COMPANY Branch of Now Brunswick Loan Co. '? Room 15 Scheuer Building Cor. Smith 8treet and q?.il u t New Brunswick Ave, rertn AHlDOy, N. J. Hours: 8 a. m. till 6 p. m. P. 8.? If you cannot call, drop us a line, and upon reoeipt of same our represent ative will oall at your bouse and ex plain terms, eto. MojCharea Unless Loan Is Made.