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of the Largest Fleets of Pleasure Crafts
ever Seen Off Sandy Hook is in
Attendance Tcday.
I O’clock—Shamrock leads by a few<*
12 45—Reliance lead is very slight if any. j
12 32—Yachts approaching Jersey shore, j
Steady breeze 9 knots. Reliance leads :
11.35—Yachts are off Shamrock a short
distance ahead.
There is a fine breeze and it is cer
tain that the yachts will finish within
the time limit. There was some de
^ lay in starting and the boats did not
get over the line until 11.35. The
Shamrock was a little in the lead.
Both yachts are footing fast and hold
ing their position well. The Reliance
is very gradually drawing ahead and
shortly after 12 o’clock was oven with
the Shamrock.
At 12.30 the yachts tacked and were
approaching' the Jersey shore. The
Reliance appears to lead although
both are very close. At 12.35 it was
announced that tho Reliance was in
the load by a few seconds. At that
time the breeze was steady and blow
ing at the rate of about nine knots an
hour. At 1 o’clock the Reliance had
increased her lead a trifle, but the
Shamrock could yot win on time al
J Sandy Hook bay witli its fleet of
pleasure crafts of all descriptions
■which find a safe harbor jn the liorse
slioe while waiting for the racing
days, was astir early this morning.
The crews were busy washing down
deck and getting everything in trim
for the crowds of visitors who would
soon come aboard, or who wero sleep
ing peacefully in the cabins. In plain
sight of all were the Reliance and
Shamrock III. riding at their mooring
and ns the waters of the bay, ruffled
by the fresh breeze which was blow
ing, lapped their sides, the racers
, seemed to be tugging at their buoys
■ in an effort to get over the line.
Sir Thomas Liptou was astir oarly
and his first remnrk after coming on
deck and casting an admiring glance
at the challenger, was that the breeze
was just right for the Shamrock to
By 9 o’clock the pleasure fleet,
Bteamers of all sizes, were passing
througn the narrows and entering the
. lower bay. I he breeze held firm and
there was no doubt in the minds of
any but that there would be a great
^ Among the crafts which earned a
happy party was the tug DeWitt C.
Ivin, which was chartered by the
Wm Raritan Yacht Ulub of this city. The
V tug left the steamboat dock a 9 o’clock
with her full carrying capacity, 100.
jjt’hile there were reports of manv
Cases of “mal de mer” on board the
Ellis on Thursday, they did not. deter
'anyono from going today, judging by
j the number that sailed away on the
^ Ivins. All felt confident of seeiug
a race to the finish.
This picture repr s nts the “Jt"® of »
former president or vice-president 01 the uniteu
States. Can you guess it?
The solution to yesterday’s puzzle was ”Bae
The winner of yesterday’s prize was Miss
Blanche Mason 54 Jefferson st., Perth Amboy.
Had Fallen ito the Water at
Drawbridge and was Sinking
for Last Time.
Samuel Gamble, of 192 Iiector street,
saved a little girl from drowning at the
Central railroad drawbridge about 0.45
o’clock last night. She was just disap
pearing for the last time and her little
girl companion had fainted at the sight,
when Mr. Gamble came along. After
some time both girls were restored suffic
iency to walk to their homes. They de
parted before anyone thought to learn
their names and all efforts to locate them
since have failed.
Since the Central railroad have been
making repairs to the drawbridge several
old scows and canal boats have been
placed along the embankment to keen
Baud from washing away. These old
b »ats are nearly covered with water at
high tido and tnauy children play upon
them. This was the case yesterday when
one child nearly lost her life.
l'Up girls had beou Ashing, but as
darkness approached, they started for
home. In the meantime the tide
had come in so they had some
difficulty in reaching shore. It was
necessary to jump and after some hesita
tion, one tried it. She reached the bank,
but missed her footing aud fell backward
into the water between the bank and
float. The other little girl gave one
scream and then fell in a faiut. She was
still on the float and as the tide came in
the water could just reach her dress as
she lay motio less.
Mr. Gamble was Ashing near by and
heard the scream. He hurried to the
place to rescue the girl who had faiuted,
uot knowing another child was in the
water. When he reached the scow, how
ever, e was s'artled to see the body of
the other girl appear. As quick as a
flash he reached forward aud grabbed
the girl by the head just as she was dis
appearing gain. In a twinkling he had
the little form on the bank and after some
hard work brought her back to conscious
ness. The child who had faiuted was
also restored. Mr. Gamble received the
c n ,r,violations of those who had gathei
ed, but he quietly slipped through the
erowdand went home.
For real estate see page 2.
with your Prescription or whatever you
need and it will receive prompt at
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Cor. State and Washington Sts. Tel 103 I
44 Payette Street.
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khave made it the favorite
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Patient who Went there and Left
Valuables with Authorities,
Found them Missing.
Money, Watch and Articles of Value Stolen
—Police have Case in Charge —Believed
to have Su picion, but no Arrests have
yet been Made—Investigations Con
A peculiar case of suspected theft
has just leaked out, which may lead
to an arrest in the near future. The
police have been notified and are
working on the case.
Alexander Clark, formerly employ
ed as draughtsman by the Perth Am
boy Shipbuilding & Engineering Co.,
who boards at the home of Ex-mayor
Ira B. Tice, went to the city hospital
on June 27 for treatment. When he
entered he gave into the ciiarge of the
iiiHtitutxuii a wnvur which ana cimiu
valued at about $26, $10, a pearl
handled knife, several keys, and other
article to the value of $15, making a
total of over $50. These were put in
an envelope and this was put away
with some $50 belonging to the matron
of the institution, Miss Bamber.
When Mr. Clark was leaving the
hospital on August 2, he was in
formed that his belongings, together
with Miss Bambers' money was miss
No trace of the missing articles or
of the guilty parties has as yet been
Speaking with a News reporter
yesterday, Miss Bamber said that the
loss had been reported to the police,
but that she did not care /to discuss
the case. Mr. Clark is very anxious
to recover the lots articles, especially
the watch, which belonged to his
grandfather, and which he prizes
highly. There is a suspicion as to
who the thief is. He had been work
ing about the place and it was a short
time after he left that the articles
mentioned were missing.
The Large Addition to the Roessler
- Hasslacher Chemical Company
to Employ Many.
The third plant of the Roessler &
Hasslacher Chemical Works in this
city, which as told exclusively in the
News, was begun several days ago,
is to employ about, as many men as
plant No. 2, and is to be used for the
manufacture of wood alcohol and by
products. The plant is to be 'situated
at Mechanic street and Buckingham
avenue, in the rear of plant No. 2.
F.J. LARKIN, 357 STATE Street,
will do plumbing, steam, hot water
and hot air heating on monthly pay
ing News. 8-18-tf
Real Estate advertising in the Even
, ing News brings results.
14(111 Cfl/FFPFK \ who are “moving” or
. rUlUaCrVLtrCnO who niay be tempor
| arily without a cook, may obtain good meals at
reasonable rates and amid quiet surroundings at
|Vorreu’s Restaurant
46 Smith Street
Assessor Edwin Fraser Gives In
formation About Manner of
Fixing Valuations
After a Short Discussion the Board Went
into a Meeting of the Committee of the
Whole Which Lasted Until After 10 o
clock—Alderman Think Figures are
Assessor Edwin Fraser was under a
cross fire of questions before the
Board of Aldermen last night. It was
an adjourned meeting to consider the
tax duplicates which had recently been
filed. When the discussion had been
carried on but a short time Alderman
at-large Eckert arrived and the board
immediately adjourned until Monday
night and went into session as the
Committee of the WThole which was
held in private. This lasted until
after 10 o’clock.
In the absence of Mr. Eckert,Chair
man Campbell was chosen as chairman
at the opening of the meeting. He
annoucned that the city clerk had
notified all the assessors to appear be
lore me uoara last mgni to explain
their books, but only Mr. Fraser ap
peared, the other two being out of
the city.
The aldermen got right down to
work and alderman Runyon began to
ply Mr. Fraser with qaestions. He
asked if the assessors had worked to
gether and that if all had placed a
valuation on a property or if only one
had gone alone. Mr. Fraser said that
e ach assessor had expressed an opin
- “S\Vino properties would not bring
three quarters what they are assessed
for in these nooks,” said Mr. Run
‘‘Will you name such an instance,”
said the assessor.
“The Comfort property at the foot
of Smith street is assessed at $11,200. ”
“I think it wToulrt bring more than
that,” said Mr. Fraser. “It has a
frontage on three streets and is in a
good location”
I “don’t think property should be
assessed at what it cost,” declared
Mr. Runyon, “but at what it what it
would probably bring under the ham
“I think the Comfort property
would bring that nnder the hammer.
I was recently appraised at $15,000.”
| Alderman Donovan asked if it was
not customary to assess at two-thirds
the value. Mr. Fraser declared that
the law said “true value” and they
could not assess at anything else but
he thought all the properties well
within the limit.
Alderman Toft asked how they as
sessed factories. Mr. Fraser said that
all three judged that and each factory
was considered differently.
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Con
very, who died early Thursday morn
ing, after a lingering illness,was held
at 10.30 o’clock this morning from St.
Mary’s Roman Catholic church. The
friends of the family viewed the re
mains nt the home of Mrs. P. McCon
vill and then went to the services in
the church which were very impress
The church was crowded and the
floral tributes were numerous and
beautiful. A large number of people
went to the services at the grave in
St. Mary’s cemetery.
Simpson M. E. Church and Sunday School 26th Annual Excursion
-Ca*p Meeting in Full Bloom, Firemen's Parade and Delightful bathing
Adults, $1.00;-Children, 50 ceuts. Traiu leaves Central Statioi' t» a. m.
There will be a meeting of the Business Men’s Association in Odd
Fellows Hall on Monday Evening, August 24th., all merchants ii
cluding those not members of the Association are requested ito at
tend, as matters concerning all business men will be discjissed.
The meeting will be called to order at 9 o’clock. I
Respectfully, {
> .L I
Mr. C. Pardee Owns Land which Must be Crossed to Reach the
Bridge--- The Entire Approach is not Yet Ownea by the City
Dealing With Mr. Pardee to Secure the Necessary Land.
A surprising condition of affairs
concerning the approach to the new
Raritan river bridge has just been
brought to light and the inaction of
the aldermen in not beginning work
is partly explained, it now develops
that the city does not own the entire
approach from Market street to the
bridge, but that Sheridan street, as
laid out,leading to the bridge, crosses
land belonging to Mr. 3. Pardee. It
was generally understood that Ron.
Cortlandt Parker gave the strip of
land for the street, the city accepted
the gift, with the condition attached,
and the work on the bridge itself was
started. At that time, it seems, very
few, if any, really knew where the
street should be. A place was marked
on the beach where the bridge should
touch the shore and now it is declared
in order to have the middle of Sher
idan street touch the center of the
bridge, the street must cross some of
Mr. Pardee’s property. Some claim
that the bridge is all right and Mr.
Parker gave away something that did
not belong to him, while others claim
ttiat Mr. Parker’s gift was all right,
but the end of the bridge was located
in the wrong place. Be this as it
Ill-VY, tilt’ ' llj liUUB UBCll uuuupciicu
to reach a bridge, and to do so must
cross private property.
Mr. Pardee, it is understood, is not
inclined to take advantage of the city
in its present predicament and is will
ing to turn over the required territory
at very reasonable consideration.
Since the discovery that the city
does not own the entire bridge ap
proach, negotiations have been going
on qoietlv with Mr. Pardee to secure
the land, but until this is done, the
work on the approach is practically
tied up. This state of affairs was
disclosed as a result of the editorial
in the Evening News Wednesday
night in which the vague report of Al
derman Toft was referred to and the
question asked, why work could not
proceed regardless of Mr. Pardee, the
Oheeseborough people or any other
party. It has been almost universally
understood by the citizens that the
land for Sheridan street, which is the
approach to the bridge, had been
given to the city by Mr. Parker and
that since the propery owner along
the thoroughfare had petitioned that
the necessary improvement be made,
nothing remained for the aldermen
to do, but to proceed with the work.
The fact that they did not begin
however, has caused considerable
comment, not only in Perth Amboy,
but throughout the county. It is real
ized by all that there is much work
to be done on the approcah and yet,
while the bridge itself is being rush
ed toward completion, not a move
has been made to build the approach.
The reason is now evident. The city
must own the land before it can open
the street and to that end they are
now working although, apparently,
very slowly.
The bridge was started ana the
landing on this side of the river was
fixed. The mistake, misunderstand
ing, or whatever it may be called, ap
parentlv was not discovered until it
was too late to change the bridge and
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the city now find itself with a bridge
landing within its territory but in
order to get to it in the most direct
way,private property mast be crossed.
” It would seem that the key to the
whole bridge situation now lies in the
hands of Mr. Pardee. Alderman Toft,
at the council meeting Monday night,
said that Mr. Pardee was willing to
give the reauired land, if the oity
would agree not to assess him if a
sewer was ever built in the street. If
he should make any big demand for
the strip which is now found neoes
sary to have, he would put the oity
in a very embarrassing position.
What the outcome will be has not yet
been determined. Alderman Toft
said he was waiting for the Cheese
borough people to finish marking the
lines of their property, but that he
would see Mr. Pardee again regarding
terms. Meantime work on the ap
Droaeh is not started.
General Committee Met Last
Night to Decide—Treasurer's
The General Coma
various sub-committees
carnival met last eveni
of the Raritan Yacht C
details in regard to tl
determined. The tre
fund, Harry Conard,
$55:1.67 was assured and arrangements
were made accordingly. It was de
cided to offer prizes to the value of
$125 to be apportioned as follows:
Open and cabin sail boats, $25, $10,
$5 ; cabin power boats, f25, $10; open
power boats and row boats, $25, $10,
$5; most unique decoration, $10. The
prizes are to be awarded in gold
There will be two bands on hand
and nest Monday or Tuesday Garret
V. Evans, chairman of the fireworks
committee, will go to Mew York to
complete arrangements for the pyro
technic disj lay. At least $850 will be
spent on this part of the entertain
ment. The judges for the affair
have-not been chosen as yet.
The route of the parade, which is
to start shortly after 8 o’clock, will
be as follows : From the club house,
north to Buckingham avenne, return
ing to High street, thenoe to Sea
Breeze,then along Staten Island shore
to the Tottenville dock,to club house.
This route will be gone over three
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The forecast received at the local Sigaal
Station is for partly cloudy followed by
The maxiumn temperature yesterday
was 82 aii'l minimun 82.

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