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» pe h Amboy Evening news.
’ X,
Colored Excursionists Engage in
a Carving Match After Landing
at Sea Breeze.
* Members of Cabil V. Simms Association
from the Eleventh Asembly District, New
York Have a Row on Board Boat and
Proceed to Settle it After Getting
The-landing of the Cnbil V. Simms
Association from the 11th assembly
district of New York, will long be re
membered at Sea Breeze for the live
ly antics cut up by some of the mem
bers yesterday which resulted in
Frank Taylor colored, being cut from
shoulder to shoulder with a razor by
Edward Butler also colored, who was
in turn badly cut in the right leg by
some of Taylor’s friends. Both men
nre now in Smith Infirmary at New
Brighton, S. I., where they were
taken. According to a number of
people on the excursion, when the
barge Charles Steam left New York
yesterday morning for Sea Breeze in
tow of a tug,some trouble was started
\ j among the two men, and as both fel
lows had plenty of friends aboard,
there was nearly a general fight. At
4 o’clock in the afternoon when the
barge made a landing at Sea Breeze
the first two men off were Taylor and
Butler,and it is said that they started
right in tor oiie another. Butler be
ing the quicker of the two, made a
jab at Taylor, with his razor and out
him from shoulder to shoulder, mak
ing a deep wound. Many of Taylors’
friends were soon on the scene and
some one cut Butler on the leg.
Patrolman Lynch, who was on duty
at the dock, soon made his way to the
scone of the trouble, and placed both
the fellows under arrest. With as
sistance he helped them on the tug
boat and ordered the captain to make
for the steamboat dock. This was
done and both men wore taken before
I Sergeant Cook, who was on duty at
the time. As the sergeant considered
them pretty badly injured he ordered
that they be taken to Smith Infirmary
whicn was done. Later on they will
be taken to court. The boat got away
from Sea Breeze without any further
trouble, but many of the party went
home by way of the Staten Island
Railroad, saying that they knew very
well that before tire boat got to Now
‘York more blood would be spilled.
fc Miss Kelcey Kitchel is rapidly im
I proving after a recent operation for
I—- ■ appendicitis. She is not in a Newark
hospital as was reported yesterday,
but is at the local hopsital and the
, operation was performed by Dr. J.
G. Wilson. It was very successful
and her many friends look for her
v' speedy recovery.
This picture represents the name of a
Mythological deity.
Can you guess it? Th/ solution to yesterday's
puzzle was “Apollo." • A
The winner of yesterday's pmp was Mrs.
Jos. Hornsby, 04 Watson avenue, berth Amboy.
Freeholders Met at the New
Structure Yesterday Aftern oon
—Discussed Matter.
Freeholders Pleased with the Way Things
are Going and the Structure will be
Completed Within the Contracted Time
—Favor Piling as Protection from Ice—
To Look into Matter.
The Board of Freeholders met at
the new Raritan river bridge yester
day afternoon and discussed the ad
visability of securing some means of
protecting the frame work of the
bridge from the buffeting it would
receive in the winter from floating
ice. About fifteen of the board were
Dresent and,after a lengthy discussion
in which the best methods were look
ed into, piling was decided upon as a
means of protection.
The plans were discused and the
board will take them up at the meet
ing next week. The board also made
an examination and inspection of the
structure as far as completed and the
members expressed themselves as well
satisfied with the progress which is
being made. There is every prospect
of its being finished within 8 or 10
weeks and the contractors arc con
fident of living up to every article of
their contract.
Shortly before 1 o’clock this after
noon one of the wormnen employed
on the new Raritan river bridge
started to enter oue of the caissons,
when he slipped and fell, striking on
his head. A piece of wood, abont six
inches long, entered his head and
perforated his brain.
Dr. J. G. Wilson was at once sum
moned and Dr. W. E. Ramsay came
soon after with the hospital ambulance
in which the injured man was taken
to the hospital, arriving there 1.40
o’clock. His injuries are fatal and
he is expected to live but a very short
People along the Raritan river saw
an unusual sight yestreday afternoon
when a big tramp ocean steamship
passed up the stream in tow of two
tugs. She was the City of San An
tonia and was bound for New Bruns
wick to be transformed into a coal
The steamer was brought down
from New York yesterday by the tug
Archibald Watt. An effort was made
to land at the borough dock at South
Amboy, but this was found im
possible and the huge vessel was
taken to the steamboat dock of that
place where she remained for about
an hoar and then proceeded through
the drawbridge and up the river.
She has been purchased by the
Hughes Towing Company, of New
The sight of a big steamer going up
the river excited much curiosity all
along the shore and the employes of
the different manufacturing concerns
watched her pass with much interest.
It is a familiar «ight to see lnrge sail
ing crafts and |t>mall steamers brought
for Baltimore}, and Philadelphia
through the cnfial, but seldom is an
ocean tramp sein.
This morning in the district couit,
Eva Totila brougth suit against Jim
Lee, a Chinese laundrvman, foi
damages to a dress of hers which ho
had in charge. The suit was dis
misst d.
44- Fayette Street.
First-Clas? Work Quaraut4ed.
Telephone OS ll
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Many from this City Board Tug
Boats and Go Down
the Bay.
A Merry Party on the Raritan Yacht Club
Tug—Refreshments on Board—The Oay
Cloudy but Enthusiam not Lacking
Return Tonight—Many Go to New York
to Board Steamers.
(Specialto the livening News.)
11.02 A. M.—Yachts cross the line Sham
rock in the lead.
11.20 A. M.—Shamrock III six seconds in
the lead.
11.45 A. M.—Yachts obscured by rain
and mist. Wind light, looks like a
drifting match.
12.45 P. M.—Yachts close together, wind
very light. Not making much headway.
I 45 P. M. Yachts 2 miles from outer
uiai iv.nciiaiiuc io auuui a lime auuau.
A large number of people went
from this city this morning to wit
ness the first of the international
yacht races for the Americas’ Cup.
The tug “Conklin” took a large
quota of enthusiasts and left the
steamboat dock shortly after 8
o’clock. Promptly at 9 o’clock the
tug “Alberta H. Ellisj” left the same
dock bearing some three score and
five papsengers. This tug was char
tered by the Raritan Yacht Club.
On Saturday the cmb will run the
tug, '“DeWitt C. Ivins.”
The tickets inolitded refreshments,
but many took their own lunch be
sides whether from fear that (he club
had not provided enough or that the
club fare was too conducive to sea
sickness is not known.
The “Ellis” is a large,commodious,
swift-going tugboat and could easily
have acominodated more than sixty
five had thev wished to go.
Shortly after 9 o'clock a despatch
was received by Superintendent Hen
derson at the steamboat dock that the
racers had left Sandy Hook at 9 and
would reach the start within a half
hour. The race is scheduled to start
at 11 o’clock. At 9 o'clock there was
a seven mile breeze blowing.
More interest has been manifested
in the races in this city this year
than ever before and the attendance
from here is large. Many went to
New York where they had passage
on some of the large steamers.
Timely Tea 'Table Talk—Sal: &
Steiner's Mothers' 11 ’eek.
Mrs. Catherine Convery Passes Away at
Home of Her Daughter.
Mrs. Catherine Convery, widow of
Merritt Convery, died this morning
at the home of tier daughter, Mrs
Patrick McConvill, in this city.
Deceased was born seventy-one years
ago in Ireland and had been a resident
of this city for fifty years.
Mrs. Convery had been suffering
for seven months witli a complication
of diseases and had remained at the
home o' her daughter up to her death,
which came at 1.80 o’clock this morn
ing. She left three chldren, Cornel
ius and Mary Catherine, wife of
Patrick McConvill, of this city, and
Joseph Francis, of Arizona.
The funeral will be held Saturday
morning at 10.80 o’clock from St.
Mary’s Roman Catholic church, this
The special prices on our circular are
not "printer s blunders," but genuine
reductions Jor Mothers' Week.- Sal
Si Steiner.
I wish to express my heartfelt
thanks to the firemen and neighbors
for their k ndly assistance at the fire
last evening. H. JOHNSON.
HflllCFKFFPFRC w*’° are "iuovin8" °r
nUUuLlVLCri.no who may be tempor
arily without a cook, may obtain good meals at
reasonable rates and amid quiet surroundings at
Worrell’s Restaurant
46 Smith Street
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P. 0. S. of A. Annual Session at
Somerville Yesterday—State
and National Officers there.
Organization is in « Fine Condition—Four
New Camps Admitted—Total Member
ship is Now Over 7,000—Many Dele
gates Present—J. C. Brown Local
The annual convention of the
Patriotic Order of Sous of America
was held in Somerville yesterday.
There wer e 257 deleatges persent
representing a total membership in
New Jersey of over 7,000.
The convention was called to order
at 10 o’clock by the State president,
Dr. F. L. Condict,of New Brunswick,
James J. Bergen, president of the
Board of Commissioners, made a
short address of welcome to which
President Condict responded. The
camp then went into secret session.
The reports presented showed an
increase in membership in the State
during the last year of between 800
and 1,000, larger in proportron than
any other State.
Most of the morning session was
taken np with making nominations
for State officers. George H. Groome,
of Lambertville, was nominated for
State president without, oppositron
and was elected in the afternoon.
Constable John O. Brown wras the
delegate from Camp 79, of this city
and he reports an excellent time.
The order was found to be in excellent
financial condition and four new
lodges were admitted.
Come Prepared to Take Marions
Scalps—Base Ball Game to
Begin at 8 O’clock.
This evening at 8 o’clock the
Marions and Sionx Indians will play
baseball at the enclose grounds. The
teams will bat in the following
Marions Sioux
Moorehead, 2b Swiftwater, lb
Kiei'Dau, ss Hollingsmoke, 2b
Galvin, lb Beaver, If
Mitchell, If Littlehorse, ss
Hoft’ner, 3b Heigh-heigh, 3b
Me Phillips, p Yakinwah, cf
Lyons, cf Big-horn, If
Bird, rf Decora, p
Counelly, c Ponewack, p
Geo. Lipe, c
Plow-much, c
The Indians arrived in town this
uiuiuiu^ min mu uu" luuuivu i mi*
State street station of the Pennsyl
vania road. Yesterday they played in
New Brunswick and won two games
there, the afternoon score being 6 to
1 and the night game 9 to 7. At
Paterson on Tuesday night the score
was 8 to 2. This afternoon at about
5 80 the redskins will parade the
streets before going to the ball
No game ever booked by the local
management has aroused the interest
and enthusiasm of the night game
played by Indians. Manager Home
wood, of the visitors, guarantees that
the grounds will be sufficiently
illuminated to make every play vis
ible to the spectators. The Indians
carry their own lighting apparatus
and the grounds will be up in shape
for the game this afternoon. The
Indians are fine ball players and are
extraordinarily fleet runners. The
locals will have to play fast ball to
make a good showing against the
visitors. The regular team of the
Marions will be put in the field
againts the Indians. McPhillips and
Oonuellv will be the battery and
there will be no changes in the make
up of the rest of the team. The gates
will be opened shortly after seven
o’clock and the game will start
promptly at eight.
Cooling and Refreslng—Everyone
Likes It.
Emil Bohnsack gave C*am Bake
in Honor of his 30th
Fhe "Bake'' All that Could be Desired
Many Handsome Gifts Presented by
Mr. George F. Reynolds, on Behalf of
the Guests—A Very Pleasant Oc
Emil Bohnsack, of New Brunswick
avenue gave a clam hake to a number
of his friends last night in honor of
his 30th birthday and the birthday of
his sou, who was 1 year old. When
the guests had all assembled Mr.
Bohnsack expressed surprise at the
fact that he had so many friends, and
atfer receiving all of their congratu
lations, he Dade them make them
selves at home, which they proceeded
to do immediately. When all was
ready the guests seated themselves at
a table and were served. After the
meal was finished they were all of
the opinion that Emil Bohnsack knew
how to serve a clam bake. Many
beautiful gifts were received by
both father and son from those
preseiii. xney were an presented to
Mr. Bohnsack, on behalf of the guests
bv Mr. Reynolds, of the firm of
Reynolds & Hanson, who made a
short but pleasant address in which
he said that the friends presented
these little tokens of esteem to show
their good will and friendship toward
him and that they all hoped he would
live to see one hundred years.
Mr. Bohnsack responded in a happy
s'ein, thanking his friensd and saying
that he only wished he could return
their kindness. It was early this
morning when the party left for their
homes after all wishing Mr. Bohnsack
and his family many happy years.
li’e are not sleeping beauties. There
must be life in our store always. Sat
urday begins Mother's IVeeh. —Sa/- ic
At Loesers Exce'sior Grove—Priz
es are Offered for the Bowling
Score—Dancing Follows.
The Singing Society Vorwaerts will
hold their picnic and dance at Loes
cr’s Excelsior Grove this evening.
The committee in charge of all the
arrangements report that everything
is in first class order and that a large
crowd will attend. The principal
athletic event will be bowling for
prizes. To the one making the
highest score will be presented a
silver smoking set, to the next best a
silver shaving set, and to the tihrd
highest a silk umbrella. Dancing
will commence at 7 o’clock.
The members of Court Amboy 3043,
Independent Order of Foresters will hold
a chain bake at Dr. Juki’s grove Totten
rille Staten Island, Sunday. After the
lake, which will be in charge of compen
;ut men, a game of base ball between
wo picked uiues will be played. Kura
eng time the younger members of the
irder have declared that they could easily
oeat the older members iu a game of ball,
>o to decide this, the gamc|will be played.
Republican Meeting
All Republican voters of the Sixth
'Yard, are cordially invited to attend a
meeting to be held Thursday evening, the
10th of August, 8 o’clock sharp at the
3or„er of Hall avenue and Elizabeth st.
A Warning.
If n certain under boss of a factory
near the shipyards is not more careful
of his use of muriatic acid among the
neighbors plants, he will find himself
in serious trouble. J. F.
323-8 20-1
Snceessorto L. Albert A Co.
...Photographic Studio.,.
Everything in Portrait, Landscape
and Interior Photography.
Narrow Escape of George Jacob
son and Hans Johnson in
Midnight Fire.
Dogs Bark Awakened Johnson and He ia
Turn Jacobson None to Soon—Fire
Companies Respond Quickly but alu
have Narrow Escape from Collision with
Train and Brick Piles.
The barking of a small pet dog
owned by Hans Johnson, of 36 Watson
avenue last night, saved the life of
Johnson and his son-in-law, George
Jacobson and the home of both from
being burned.
At 12.30 o’clock last night, Mr.
Johnson, who lives od the first floor
of tlie house was awakened by the
continual barking of hie pet dog.
Now the dog is a very quiet sort of an
animal and it seems he only barka
when there is trouble, so Mr. John
son, thinking that something most be
wrong, got up to investigate. He
looked around the house and yard for
some time and could find nothing,
but still the dog kept barking. Final
ly getting tired of looking around,
Mr. Johnson was just going baok to
bed again when he happened to glance
upstairs where his son-in-law, whoee "
wife is away in Plainfield, was asleep.
He noticed that there was a very
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thought wag strange and making a
dash np stairs he knocked at his son
in-law’s door, and receiving no re
sponse, he broke open thi
found the room full of s:
the effects of which his
was nearly overcome. He
to the room to see what h
and in the meantime
turned in an alarm of fir
men were soon on the scene. _
members of Protection Hook and
Ladder Company No. 1., rushed up
stairs bringing their patent fire ex
tinguisher with them, and with the
aid of Johnson the fire was kept in
the one room and when it was finally
put out it was found that nearly
everything in the room, including the
piano, and other valuables was des
troyed, the damage being some hun
dreds of dollars.
Mr. Johnson is very thankful to
the firemen for their prompt action
and for the wav they did tliier work,
during the trouble, taking care not to
damage anything more than was
necessary. On the way out to the file
the driver of the Hook’s team
over a pile of bricks in the middle
Smith street near Elm, where a ne4HB
house i- being constructed, there be-^BJ
iDg no light to mark the obstruction.
It is considered very fortunate that
no one was thrown from the truck
and injured. The Lincoln Hose Co.,
also had their share of excitement as
they barely escaped being strnok by
a fast freight in crossing the Central
railroad tracks on Smith street. It
was a lucky escape and they hope it
will not be repeated.
Just how the fire started no one
seems to known, bnt Mr. Johnson is
of the opinion that it was cansed by
The forecast received at the local Signal
Station is fcr partly cloudy and cooler.

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