PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS.
\ vol. II NO. 293 PERTH AMBOY, N. J.. WEDNESDAY. JCLT 15, 1903 SECOND EDITION
URGED ACTION ON
Matter was Taken up at the Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce
Last Night and Thoroughly Discussed? Municipal Committee
will Visit the Board of Aldermen.
The Chamber of Commerce took up
the matter of the approach to the new
bridge over the Raritan river, last
night, and discussed the subject in
every particular. The Municipal
Committee was instructed to wait
upon the Board of Aldermen and learn
exactly how the oitv fathers stood in
regards to the matter and if possible
The matter was brought up by Free
holder Haney. He referred to the
arrticle which was published in the
Evening News several days ago in
which it was stated that the aldermen
wure waiting for a petition from the
people to oommence work. Mr. Haney
said if suoh was the case he thought
something shpuld be done to get them
the petition. He deolared that he did
not want to criticize the aldermen
but as the bridge was fast nearing
completion, it would seem thai some
thing should be done toward getting
| the approach ready.
I It was the opinion of the chamber
that something should be done as it
would not look very nice to have
Perth Amboy the laughing stock of
the county as this city has been crying
for the bridge so long.
Kome questions were asked as to the
cost of building the approach. As
neu.il, opinions dittoed. Mr. Haney
said lie thought the approach oonld be
built for half $60,000 or $70,000, the
figures which have been quoted. It
was said that the approach would
have to be all trestle work over the
marsh and it would practically be a
continuation of the bridge to Market
S. B. Morgan, chairman iof the
Munioipal committee, at first hesitated
having the matter referred to his
committee. He said if the aldermen
did not feel warranted in going ahead
wiili the work, he did not see what
the committee could do.
)Mr. Morgan asked if a little strip of
land could not be purchased from the
CheesDborough people and have the
approaoh over the high ground east of
the Bwamp across which Sheridan
street is laid out. If this could be
done it was said that all the trestling
necessary would be between the rail
road track and the bridge.
Some of those present kthought the
matter was more serious than it look
ed. In their opinion the aldermen
will have to raise money by bonds or
otherwise to do the work and the oitv
fathers want a signatures of some
of the tax payers to back them up.
Others thought that as long as the
street was acoepted from Hon. Cort
landt Parker for the expressed purpose
of a bridge approach, there was no
reason why the aldermen should not
^ go ahead. The Municipal Committee
will endeavor to learn exactly what
the situation is.
^ XJuyler's bon bons and oliorola e
Sexton's Drug Store, sole agency.
LEHIGH INCREASES STOCK.
The Lehigh Valley Railway Com
pany has been authorized by the State
Railroad Commission to increase its
capital stock from $5,900,000 to
r $10, 000, 000. The increased capital is
to be used entirely to take up capital
stock of the leased lines of the com
pany in exchange for Lehigh Valley
Try Sexton's Anti-mosquito for mos
quito bites. 7-9-tf
\ Rp NEW DRINK
^ UU ORANGE RICKEY UU
Cooling and Refreshing? Everyone
Parisen's Prescription Pharmacy. ]
List Thus Far Received? Every
Effort Being Put Forth by
The entries for the coming power
boat race, which will be held Satur
day, August 1st. under the auspices of
the Raritan Yacht Olub. are coming
in. Chairman Nathaniel Pierce is
highly elated over the way things are
going and hopes to have fifty boats in
line on that day. The following boats
have now been entered: Maize,
Sohantz & Eckert; Three Brothers,
Kress Brothers; Wilhelm, William F.
Hartman ; Ragtime, William Hanson;
Web, Commodore Evans ; Ki-Ki. Will
iam Chambers ; 14-foot, Chris Fries :
Katie B, . John Boss; Kismet, W. A.
Belcher; 18-foot, W. B. Pratt; Anna,
William Achenberg; Fly, John Whit
Commodore Evans is doing all he
oan to help things along and he claims
it will be a great sucoess. Fifty cents
is the entrance fee. Send name either
to Chairman Pierce, Commodore
Evans or Louis Rossi.
For snatrarn use Sexton's rose and
almond cream. ?-9-tf
Sayreville Real Estate Dealer
Bought the Wainwright Sold
at Auction This Morning.
WAS THE ONLY BIDDER.
lhe two masted schooner "J. H.
Wainwright" was sold at auction this
morning at the Perth Amboy Dry
Docks, by Marshal Thomas J. Alcott,
of Trenton. It was to satisfy a claim
for wages, brought by her crew against
Hiram hi Sogg, the captain and own
er. Th? boat was bought by John J.
Qnaid, of Sayreville, who was the
only bidder, the price being $600.
Mr. Quaid is a real estate dealer.
SKLINCHER SUIT ON.
Three Witness* s Heard This Mori ing? Is
Still in Jail.
(Special to the Evening News )
New Brunswick, July 15: ? George
Sklincher's suit against the Fire In
surance Company, of Philadelphia,
for insurance on goods which were in
the building on State street, for tlie
setting on fire of which Sklincher is
serving two and a half years in State
prison, is on today. Edward R.
Pierce, Edwin Q. Fraser and John
Labeta were witnesses this morning.
Sklincher has not yet been brought
from jail. \
F.J. LARKIN, 367 STATE Street,
will do plumbing, steam, hot water
and hot ail heating on monthly pay
AaaahhIa ?f Merchants, Manufacture s, Corporations
ACCOUIIIS and Individuals Solicited
INTEREST PAID ON ( 2 per cent, on $ 5(10 or i,ver
DAILY BALANCES } 3 per cent, on $l,QOO or over
Safe Deposit Boxes to Rent at Low Rates
I THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
11G SMITH STREET, PKltTH AM BOY, N. J.
\ Capital | Profit! ^Deposits .$1,000,000
I BAMILTQN tr. KEAN, Pmuibmt * \ B*HkYt(XNAHl> 0?.??
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Board of Education Decides to
Give all a Chance at the
Supply for Schools.
MR. SHULUiT report.
Moore Bros. Awarded Contract for School
Supplies? Changes for School Ne. 6?
Many Applicants for ianitorship of N?w
Build ng One More Room for High
A curious condition of affairs was
brought to light last night when the
building committee of the Board of
Education gave their report. There
were four bids for supplying coal to
the schools next year, all being at the
same figure, so on recommendation of
this committee, the contract was
divided as follows: C. M. Peterson &
Co. to supply school No. 1, George J.
Haney, No 2, Patrick Convory, No.
Kinsev Bros, the High School, and
William H. MoCorniick, who was not
a bidder, to supply school Wo. 4, at
the same price as the others. When
No. 6 is finsihed, each dealer is to put
in ten tons.
A communication from Moore Bros,
was received, stating that through an
error, their former bid for school
supplies was Jx>o low by 160. The
contract was awarded with the addi
tional expense, making the price
91,447.33, as against that of Frank
Neer $1,470. The Moore Bros, claim
they had given an estimate on an
article inferior to what the boara
City Superintendent Shall gave his
monthly report, and, on his recom
mendation, it was decided to take the
room formerly occupied by Miss Ella
Kent's class of the second floor of the
High School building and use it for
High School purposes. The desks
from this room are to be used in fill
ing the auditorium, and recitation
benches are to be procured and placed
The resignation of Mrs. Henry C.
Elfers, formerly Miss Mary E. Waite,
of this city, was accepted, and an
application for a post as teacher from
Mr. L. A. Johnson was plaoed on file.
The building committee was in
structed to see Thomas Lingle in re
gard to the removal of a bracing beam
on his building adjoining the vaTrt of
No. 1 school, as it is considered a
menace to the children's safety.
Ira R. Grouse notified the board
about a ohange in the plans for No.
6, causing an additional expense of
$260, bat lack of funds pievent it.
Application for the janitorship of
thfe new school were received from
Walter C. Martin, Wilbur Skidniore,
Elmer H. Martin and William N.
Real Irish linen writing paper ruled
or plain, Sexton's Drug Store.
FREEHOLDERS VISIT BRIDSE.
Held S! ort Meeting This.Morning and Came
to Amboy Th s Afternoon.
New Brunswick, July 15:? Free
holders held a short meeting here to
day and transacted routine business.
This afternoon they visited the Albany
street bridge here and later went to
inspeot the work on the new Raritan
I river bridge between the Aniboys.
Ice cream, strawberry, chocolate
and vanilla flavors, 15c pt. , 30c qt.
Sexton's Drug Store. 7-9-tf
PLANNING FOR PARADE.
Lincoln Hose Cowpany Held Regular Meet
ing Last Night.
The members of Lincoln Hose Com
pany held their regalar meeting last
night. Special attention was Riven
to the pi ins for the coming firemen's
parade whioh will be held iu Allen
town, Pa , this October. The Lincolns
Ice cream 15o pt., 30c qt. , Sexton's
Drug Store. 7-9-tf
Delicious ice cream soda, 5 cts at
Sexton 'b Drug Store. 7-9-tf
Ice cream, 16c pt. , 30o qt. , Sexton's
Drug Store. 7-0 tf
UP TO THE
Chamber of Commerce Hear Re
port of Transportation Commit
tee Regarding Railroad Fares.
RATES FAVOR AMBOY.
Stated by Staten Island Officials that the
Fares they now Have Favor this City
South of Great Kills and Suggest that
the Merchants Advertise In this End of
The Chamber of Commerce, last
night, were inclined to pnt the matter
of transportation on the Staten Island
railroad np to the individual mer
chants of this city. S. R. Farrmgton,
chairmau of the committee on Trans
portation, said he had called upon the
officials of the road and had a lone
talk about the matter.
Mr. Farrington said he was told
that Qreat Kills was the half way
station between Tottenville, and St.
George and that all this side of that
station the rates were in favor of
Perth Amboy. It was pointed out,
for example, that from Princess Bay
to Perth Amboy the fare was but
thirty cents, while from that place to
St. George it was fifty cents. This
same ratio was carried out between
all stations this side of Great Kills in
favor of Perth Amboy while it was
equall* in favor of St. George the
other side of Great KillB. It was the
opinion of the chamber that it was np
to the merchants to advertise in this
find of the island and let their wares
be known to draw trade here.
Mr. Farrington reported in regard
to the traction company selling six
tickets for a quarter, that he hpd seen
Mr. J. C. McCoy and while he had
discussed the matter at some length
he would make a progress report at
George W. Yepsen reported that at
the old Applagate Hotel at Cheese
quake, a regular clam bake oould be
had for $2 a head. The bill of fare
was read to the members and the pro
position was accepted with but little
discussion. One hundred tickets will
The chamber had not yet decided
whether or not macadam constitutes a
pavement, but investigations are still
being carried on in regards to the
Huyler's bou bons and chocolate.
Sexton's Drng Store, sole agency.
WA3 FOUND DEAD.
Benjamin King Died Suddenly This Morning
?Body at Burke's Mo'gue.
Benjamin King died this morning
in a small building in the rear of
William Howley's saloon. It is sup
posed he is the victim of fits to which
he was subjected.
The man, who was abont thirty
seven years old, had been employed as
helper aooot the saloon and yard for
some time and arose this morning
abont 5 o'olock as was his custom.
After being up for a short while he
was missed and later was fonnd dead
as stated. The only marks upon him
were some blood stains on his head,
where, it is supposed, he had fallen.
His only near relative in this oity, as
far as is known, is George King, a
The body is now at Bnrke's morgue,
funeral arrangements having not yet
LONG SHORE NEWS.
The barge "Knickerbocker" was
! taken off the drv dock this morning
and the "Gaston" put on in her place.
The following schooners cleared this
port yesterday: "Otis Miller,'1 lor
St. John, N. B. ; "Samuel P. Bow
ers, "Captain Richardson, New York;
"Jonathan Sawyer," Captain Revn
olds, Saco; "Charles S. Hirsch,"
Captain Brown, South Am boy.
under auspices of
Joel Parker Council No. 69,
Jr, 0. U. A. M.,
THURSDAY, JULY 16 1903
Leave Btea ? boat Dock Perth Amboy, at 9 a. m.
Tickets, Adult*, 75c, Children, 40c.
Plenty of time at the BeacU.
NEW TEACHERS FOR
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Successor of Professor Patterson Chosen and New Principal for No.
6? The High School Man is an Athlete having Taken Great In
terest in Sports at Lafayette College.
Two Popular Young Men in Town
Were Enjoying a Sail-Were
Suddenly in the Swim.
WERE QUICKL Y RESCUED.
This moraine Infred Madson and
Hyman Anderson, two well known
young men of this city, hired a skiff
from William Walters and were hav
ing a <;reat time sailing np and down
the bay until 11.30 o'clock when a
sadden sanall struck the craft and it
Just before the squall struck the
boat both young men had taken off
their coats. Both are good swimmers
and had no trouble in keeping afloat.
They were swimming about, seeming
ly enjoying the dip when Captain
William Sofield came up in his power
boat and took them aboard.
The young men, with the assistance
of the caDtain, made the skiff fast to
the power boat and towed it ashore.
They then went to the Raritan Yaoht
Olub house where they donned bathing
suits and sat about waiting for their
clothes to dry. They got home a
little late for dinner.
ST. PETERS CHURCH
AND ITS RECTOR.
Ten Years Ago Last Sunday Rev- J.
L Lancaster Took Charge of
Tun years ago last Sunday the Rev.
James L>. Lancaster appeared for the
Srst time in the chancel nf St. Peter's
church as its rector. He did not enter
the pulpit, but addressed the congre
gation from the platfrom extemporan
eously. Among other matters dwelt
upon were the relations which shonld
exist between pastor and people, as
well as those between rector and
"I am not here," he said, "to work
for you, but with yon for Christ and
His Kingdom. "
Touching "ohnrchmmship" he said
that he purposed uot to make laws,
but to administer the law as he found
it laid down in the constitution and
canons of the church.
"I stand," said he, "upon the firm
foundation of the Book of Common
Prayer. If 'High Church' mean any
thing higher than the Prayer Book,
I know nothing of it. If 'Low
Church' mean anything lower than
the Prayer Book, I know nothing of
He closed w|th the statement: "I
am a Churchman."
It must be conoeded by all fair
minded persons that the rector of St.
Peter's has been a consistent Church
man. Moreover he has not been blown
about by winds *>f doctrine, but has
preached the Gospel and nothing but
It is a coincidence not unworthy of
mention that the present vear, which
marks the first decade of his ministry
in St. Peter's churoh, should also
mark the fiftieth anniversary of the
completion and consecration of the
church edifice. A year or two prev
iouslv the old ohuroh, erected in 1719,
had been demolished to make room
for a more commodious place of wor
ship. The Building Committee, which
had charge of the construction of the
uew editioe, consisted of three mem
bers, viz: William King, J. L. Boggs
and Lewis Golding, of whom Mr.
King alonw survives.
For real estate see pa ere 2.
FINEST FABLE BOARD
. .IN TIIIC CITY. .
85.00 per week.
48 BUITH STREET,
At the res alar monthly meeting of
the Board of Edncation last evening
the Teacher's Committee recommend
ed that fonr new instructors be chosen,
among them a new High School pro
fessor to take the place left vacant by
the resignation of Mr. Patterson.
The new teacher is Mr. J. M.
Shelley, of Bally, Pa., an honor man
at Lafayette College in the class of
1903. He is twefety-six years of age,
and tanght for three years before
entering npon his course at college.
He took mnch interest in athletics
while at college, and gave mnch
attention to that side of student life.
He wis a member of the baseball and
football teams and sang in the glee
clnb. He is said to have been ex
tremely well liked at Lafayette and
he leaves an excellent reoord behind
The principal who will take charge
of school No. 6, when it isoompleted,
is Mr. C. H. Reagle, of Boonton, N.
J., a gradnate of Mnhlenhnrg College.
He has had three year's experience as
a teacher in the High School at
Strondsbnrg, Pa. He comes to this
city at a salary of 1900 while Mr.
Shelley is to receive $800.
The resignation of Miss Miriam
Stover as teacher in this city, was re
ceived and aocepted, and Miss Mar
saret Smith was appointed to her
place at a yearly salary of 1480.
Miss Laura Tunis was appointed as
teacher of drawing in the schools at a
salary of $226.
Ice cream, strawberry, cbooolate
and vanilla flavors, 16c pt.. 30c qt.,
Sexton's Drag store. 3034-7-0-tf
MEDICAL SOCTETYliEfte ?
The Coantv Medical Society will
convene at the Packer Honse at 8.80
o'clock this afternoon. In addition
to the business of the society, the
members will partake of a regular
Rhode Island clam bake, whioh is be
ing prepared under the direction of
Mine Host Floersch.
A PLEASANT CRUISE.
James E. Noe entertained a partv
of twenty-five on board his power
skiff Monday night. They went up
the sound for a short distance and re
turning went around the light , house.
All bad a delightful time. The Bkiff
will seat abont forty persons comfort
The midweek prayer servioe tonight
at 7.46 o'clock. At the business meet
ing of the B. Y. P. U. Society, held
in the chapel last evening, Mr. James
Carry was elected president of the
The forecast received at the local Signal
Station is for fair and slightly warmer.
The maximum temperature yester
day was 88 aud the minimum 63.
July a. m'
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