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MIDDLESEX COUNTY FINANCIAL AFFAIRS. Justice Fort has Named a Time for Hearing Both Sides of the Mat ter—He Waited to Hear the Defence of the Freeholders and ^4 has now Decided to go Ahead with the Commission—Fixes the Date on the First Day of Court » (Special to the Evening News ) New Brunswickt Aug. 18—Justice H>rt it is understood will take up the matter of appointing a commission to investigate the financial doings of the board ol l ree "\ holders of Middlesex county on Septem ber 15 when all of the parties interested in tlie\mattcr will be heard. The Justice has sent, the local parties involved a uotice to the effect that, this date has been fixed and that the Board of Freeholders and County Collector Serviss should be notified of this fact. The or der also sets forth that they should also be notfied that the application for the commission has been made before the Justice. ' The application was presented to Jus tice Fort by Prosecutor John S. Vorhees one Saturday at Spring Lake some days ago and the Justice has b;en waiting rill the Freeholders made their reply before taking any action in the matter. The date fixed is the day for the opening here of the September term of court. ^ FIRST BRICK WAS PLACED. The first brick of the new synago gue for the First Hebrew Mutual Aid Society on Madison avenue, was laid this morning by Morris Goldman, president of the Society,-In the pres ence of all the members of the Build ing Committee. The second stone was laid by Stephen Brodv, who is the chairman of the committee. It was 11 o’clock when this cere mony began and all the workmen stopped for the time being and re freshments were served to all. The work of digging the cellar for the foundation is so far ahead now that the masons under Greisen & Dahl will be able to work without any delays. It is expected that the foundation will be completed in abont five weeks, after which the carpenters will start. It will take many months to complete the build ing SEWERWSMiTH ST. The Sewer Committee of the Board of Aldermen, last night recommended that a sewer be built in Smith street, easterly from Oak street to South lecond street. This to be a 2 by 3 ,*bot sewer. Then a sewer of the same dimensions from State westerly to the same point. Then a four foot circu lar brick sewer southerly through the Hids of the Central railroad to the intersection of South Second and Market streets, thence along South Second street to the river. The recommendations were adopted. SEXTON’S PUZZLE. I This picture repr.-sents the name of a Mythological deity ... . .... Can you guess it? The solution to yesterday s puzzle was “Cupid.” The winner of yesterday's prize was Lilian — Baddy South Amboy. r ’ 1 I I J a \ MUST MOVE THEFENCE. Aldermen Pass Resolution In structing Street Commission er to Act. Tho aldermon, last night, instructed tho Street Commissioner,to order that the fence on the Smith street side of the property on the southwest corner of Smith and State street, owned by Captain George Buohanan, be moved in. The instructions were in the form of a resolution which passed the board unanimously. The resolution reads as follows: “Whereas, the sidewalk on the southwesterly corner of State and Smith street in front of the property of George Buchanan, extending along said Smith street from the corner of State street to the property of Henry Wolff, is being encroached upon by a fence extending cut on said sidewalk some three feet more or less; “Whereas, in the ODinion of the city attorney said encroachment is unlawful; “Be it resolved that the Street Com missioner of the city is empowered to remove said encroachment forth with.’’ The resolution was signed by Al derman B. M. Gannon. Mr. Wolff, who owns the adjoining property on Smith street, has been trying for a long time to have this fence moved in. Captain Buchanan is not inclined to comply with the demands of the city and the matter may go into the courts. RECORDER NON SUITS THE McMURRAY CASE. The hearing in the case of Mrs. Maclaine F. Andsley against W. J. McMurray, in which the latter is charged with cruelly treating a horse belonging to the stable of Herrmann & McMurray, was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the conncil chamber in City Hall. Judge Adrian Lyon appeared for the defendant and Joseph E. Strieker for the com plainant. As soon as court convened. Judge Lyon arose and made a motion for a non-snit on the ground that the com paint as drawn up was defective. The defect, it is alleged, lay in the fact that the residence of the defen dant was not in the compaint, where as the statutes declare that the resi dence of the defendant in S. P. O. A. cases must be set forth in order that it may be known what course to pur sue in securing the defendant’s pres ence in court. Counsellor Strieker strenuously ob jected to the granting of the motion, endeavoring to show that it was not strictly neoessarv for the defendants’ residence to be set forth in the com plaint. Reoorder Pickersgill, how ever, adhered to the statutes and granted a non-snit. A new complaint was at once drawn up and sworn to, with the correction, and the recorder set the hearing for next Monday after noon. A large crowd was present to listen to the proceedings. ALDERMEN MEET TONIGHT TJie Board of Aldermen will moet again tonight to receive the tax dupli cates. It is an adjonrned meeting and it is possible that other matters may come np. NEWSBOYS WANTED—to sell Even ing News. 8-18-tf RARITAN LAUNDRY, 44 Fayette Street. HULSIZER & LYDIARD, Props. First-Class Work Guaranteed. Telephoue 05 I. ( CLOSE FICHT ON PAVEMENT. Washington Street Residents for and Against the Improvement —Will Continue Further. SIGNED REMONSTRANCE A remonstrance against the paving of Washington street, and which was numerously signed was read at the meeting of the Board of Aldermen last night. At the same time a re quest signed by four property owners was received, asking that their names be withdrawn from the remonstrance. The remonstrance is signed by Ed ward A. Farrell and ninety-four others. The aldermen had passed an ordinance to pave Washington street with vitrified brick from the sound to New Brunswick avenue. The fight has been a warm one from the start and those both for and aguinst have been working hard for their sides. Alderman Campbell, who as chair man of the meeting last night asked if the twenty days limit had not ex pired when the request of the four property owners to withdraw their names was read. The city clerk re plied that it had, whereupon a citizen arose in the audience and declared that the request for withdrawal had been presented to the city clerk be fore the time limit expired. Aider man Campbell who is counted among the opponents of the pavement, being a resident in Washington street,cut olf the citizens’ remarks very quickly by potting the motion to have the matter referred to the Street Committee. He then announced that the whole matter was in the hands of the aider men. Several charges are made by those in favor of the pavement that the re monstrance is in a certain sense pad ded. They claim that where a prop erty is owned by an estate, instead ot one person signing the remonstrance for the one property,all persons inter ested in the estate have signed. In this way it is alleged theie are four names signed against the pavement who all represent but one property. The friends of the improvement de clare that it is for the City Attorney to determine whether all tour of those names count or only one name for each property. Those who desire the pavement still claim a victory. EXEMPTS WOULD RUN “WID DE MACHINE". The exempt firemen would like to run “wid de machine” again at least the local association told the aldermen in a petition which was read at the council meeting last night that they were willing to re spond to any special alarms if the aider men would allow them to have the old Washington Hose Company’s house on Water street for a home and give them any apparatus that was not to be used by any other company. Tne exempts, real zing that Washing ton Hose house will be vacated as soon as tlieir new oiiiKimg is omit, thought it was a shame to allow the little house oil Water street, which has served its pur pose so long, to remain idle, and at tin ir last meeting decided to take some action. The petitiou read last night was signed hy the president of the Exempt Firemen's Association, Chris Meshrow and by sec retary. Joseph G. Burns. They declare tlieir willingness to respond to special alarms and obey the orders of any chief or foreman who may be in charge. In case of any emergency this would add an itlier company to the local depart ment. JOLLY PICNIC PARTY. A jolly picnic party set out this morn iug for Freneau to spend the day. They are holding the outing on a large farm near the town. Those in the party are: Mrs. A. II. Crowell, Mrs. C. L. Straub, i Mrs. A. II. Houghton, Misses Louise j Ramsay, Gertrude Crowell, Edith Crow-1 ell, Ellas Ramsay, and Messrs. A. II. and II. E. Crowell, Ramsay Crowell, Vernon Ramsay and Frank Lloyd. HOUSEKEEPERS It SLT2U arily without a cook, may obtaiiv good meals a', reasonable rates and amid quiet jlurroundings at j Worrell’s Re|tiur«nij 46 Smith Bset 1 LOCAL FIRM NOT TOUCHED. Hilsdorf had hut Fifty-Eight Cents ^ in Navesink Bank when it Closed. HAD NARROW ESCAPE. J .H. & F. Hilsdorf, grocers of this 3ity, who opened a store in Red Rank recently, had what might be termed a narrow escape from Losing a consider able sum of money in the failure of the Navesink National Bank of that place, a few days ago. John H. Hils lorf, manager of the Red Bank store, bad his cash and checks ready to de posit, as was his custom, the day be fore the failure, but, by a lucky 3hance, he either forgot or neglected to do so, and the firm thus saved an appreciable amount. Cases similar to this often come to light, but this is the first one of local interest for some timet As it was, the Messrs. Hilsdorf had but 58 conts in the bank and are therefore con gratulating themselves on their Bscape. money for Carnival CONTINUES TO FLOW. To-day’s uew subscriptions to the car nival fund arc almost equal to yesterday’s and the amount is well on towards the $500 mark which ought to be passed to morrow . C. C. Baldwin handed in the promised $17. from the Cable Works employes which is given in detfcil below. Every one seems to want the carnival and wish to contribute to the fund and the old adage, '‘Better late than never,” isbeing proven. The list to-date follows: Previously acknowledged. $299.67 P. A. Dry Dock Co. 20.00 C. C. Baldwin... . 10,00 Federal Clay Mfg. Co. 9.50 Samuel Dover. 5.00 Jesse Peterson. 5.00 E. V. Eskesen. 5,00 Franz Roessler. 3.00 Dr. Kohler. 2.00 E. Christie.*. 2.00 Model Dept. N. J. T. C. Co. 2.00 E. Waring. 2.00 W. J. Garrity. 2.00 Thos. Waters..... 1.00 E. Keinze... 1.00 H. Smith. 1.00 A. Mraz.. . 1.00 I-I. Orizcak.'.. 1.00 Chris. Dahl. 1.00 I). Gleason. 1.00 A. Mraz. 1,00 A. Zubra. 1.00 T. Brady. 1.00 T. Dover. 1.00 J. Nagle. 1.00 A. C. Meyers. 1.00 J, Yeiks. 1.00 D. L. Hull. 1,00 L. Jones. 1.00 D. Milller. 1.00 A. G. Burns. 1.00 T. F. O'Brien. 1.00 R. Carlton. 1.00 G. Conboy. 1.00 Thomos Egan. 1.00 Arthur Hennt... i.qo Olaf Johnson... 1.00 Ed. C, Moore. l.oo I A Rhafffir l.oo Samuel Hennt. i.oo <;. W. Fritzinger. i.oo E. Kaus. i.oo F. Hoyler. i.oo T. A. Christopher. 1.00 A. J. Rossi. i.oo F. G. Sneath. 1.00 O. V. Will. i.oo Dr. Kami. i.oo Mould Dep't N. J. T. C. Co. . . . i.oo S. Knudsen. i.oo W. H. Griswold. i.oo J. O. M. S. Jensen. i.oo N. C Nielsen. i.oo Pressing Dep't N. J. T. C. Co.. 1.00 F. Ort. i.oo J. L. Waters. i.oo T. Smith. .50 A. Bite. .50 J. Heanly. .50 J. Gory. .50 J. Garrity. .50 H. Balderston. .50 W. Gleason. .50 J. Hurley. .50 F. Pful. .50 Total...$ 11S.67 THE DATE SET. The Singing Society Maeunerehor Frohsinn has set Thursday, August 27 as the day for their first grand annual picnic. It will be held at Loesers’ Excelsior grove Maurer. Valuable prizes will be offered for bowling. SAW INDIANS PLAY NEWARK. Team Which Will Come Here Thursday and Play by Lamp Light. Some baseball fans from this city journeyed to Newark last night where the Sioux Indians team which comes here Thursday night to oppose the Marions played a team of that place. Four thousand people saw the game which was played at Wiedenmeyer’s Park the regular gruonds of the Newark Eastern tLeague tear* The Perth Amboy rooters were well sat isfied With the contest and they con fessed that it more than fulfilled their expectations. The lights provided for the game are not electric lights nut a much softer light which does not hurt the eyes of the spectators or players. The lamps are strung along the base lines in such a manner that they do not in terfere with the players and at the same time render every play visible to the audience. Fly balls are knock ed and caught and the progress of the ball can be easily traced in the air. The ball itself is a little larger than the regulation baseball but is far from being a foot ball as some have sup posed. The composition of the ball is different however from the baseball the prinicpal component being rubber. The Indians are remarkably fast players and they are naturally adepts at the night game which they have been playing so long. The game here on Thursday night will be called at 8 o’clock and from the amount of in terest being displayed, a large crowd will be on hand to see the Marions play their first game at night. ■ ■ ^ r-v mm mm m mum IVIUnt UtLAY ON APPROACH. Alderman Runyon brought up the matter of the approach to the new bridge at the meeting of the Board of Addermen last night. He said that as the bridge would probably be finish ed within the next six or eight weeks it was time the city was doing some tiling so that the structure could be used. Alderman Campbell called upon Al derman Toft to report on the subject. Mr. Toft declared that he had talked with Mr. Pardee about securing some land from him at the approach and Mr. Pardee had declared he would give the land wanted if the city would guarantee Dot to assess him when a sewer was built. Mr. Toft continuing, said the Cheeseborough people were Having their lines marked and he was waiting until they finish ed to see what could be done with them and perhaps the city conld eet along without making any deal with Mr. Pardee. No further discussion took place and the matter was dropped without any definite knowledge when the actual work will begin. THE ELKS CLAMBAKE. Thursday, September 1st will be a great day at Sea Breeze, for that is the date selected by the members of the Elks of this city for a clam hake there. Not only will the Elks at tend, but also many of their friends from Perth Amboy, Staten Island and New Brunswick. P.NYG REEN, Successor to L. Albert & Co. ... Photographic Studio... Everything in Portrait, landscape and Interior Pbotograpdiy, P. O. Building. Perth AmVx>y, N. J. MANY OFF ON THE | EXCURSION OF THE FORESTERS TODAY. Crowds of People Throng the Steamboat Dock—Many from South Amboy and a Stop Made at Carteret..Steamer Tolchester and Barge Susquehanna had been Chartered—Go up the Hudson to Dudley Grove.-All Intent upon Having a Good Time. A large, rollicking, joking crowd, all intent npon having a fine time and apparently having it before they even starred, gathered on the steamboat dock this morning to board the steamer Tolchester and the barge Sus qnehanna which had been engaged by Court Amboy 58, Foresters of America for their excursion to Dud ley Grove on the Hudson. It was one of the largest excursions that has ever left here ami demonstrates the pop ularity of the Foresters. The steamer came down last night so as to be here in time and early this morning went to South Amboy for the people there. So great a number were on hand that the boat was a half hour late getting away. She then came here where hundreds of people thronged on board. It was the in tention to start from here at 9 o'clock but at 10 o’clock the crowd was still arriving and it was not until 10.16 that the gang planks were hauled on board, the engineer got his bell said the great paddle wheels began to re volve. Some still remained on the dock, having gone down to see the others start. Many salutes were ex changed as the steamer and barge passed slowly np the sound. A stop was made at Carteret where many more ciowded on board. Th day is ideal and just the kind cruise up the Hudson. Those employed in one de in the Standard Underground Cable Works and many employes from the C. Pardee Works were granted a day off by their employers so that they might enjoy the outing. It is expected the party will airive at the grove about 3 o’clock this after noon where all will land for a short time. They expect to return about 10 o'clock tonight. MfAIIT AOnilAIT iTHin HornHLi. A petition signed bv twenty-nine * taxpayers was read at the meeting of the Board of Aldermen last night re questing the aldermen to place an asphalt top dressing on State street from Market street to the Lehigh I Valley bridge at the city’s expense under the repaving act. The signers declare that they believe this is the , only way they can rid themselves of the disagreeable mud and dust which now prevails along that thorough fare. As the foundation for asphalt is very similar to macadam, the pare ment already on State street will serve for this purpose very well, it is claimed, and by leveling off the top stones and mud, now on the street, the coating of asphalt could readily be laid. The aldermen did not dis cuss the matter further than refer it 10 the Committee on Streets and Sew ers. \ The forecast received at the local Signal Station is for partly cloudy to fair with slight temperature changes. The maximum temperature yester day was S:i and the minimum 67.