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Thrilling Scene Off the Jersey Coast Yesterday When the Big Sea
going Tug. Navigator, Picked up the Crew and Passengers—
Had a Cargo of Brick Clay and was Loaded, at the Lehigh
^ Valley Coal Wharf Here.
The throe masted schooner Henry
P. Mason, of Bath, Me., which sailed
Horn the Lehigh Valley freight whr.rf
Thursday, bound for Portland, Me.,
with 1,100 tons of brick clay, sank off
Galilee between 11 and 12 o’clock on
Saturday night, and for fourteen hours
her orew of eight, two women and
the husband of one of the women, a
passenger, were in instant and con
stant danger of death. Drenched by
the waves, they could only keep their
frail craft afloat by constantly bailing
the water.
That they were saved at last was
through the action of Mr. 0. Oliver
Iselin, managing director of the Re
liance; Commodore Woodbuty Kane, I
Robert Bacon, Newberry D. Thorne
and Herbert Leeds, of the yacht club,
| iu taking the seagoing tug Navigator
to the rescue.
The schooner left this port Thurs
day afternoon and, although the sky
|k was overcast, there was no warning
A v of the fierce storm which raged during
Friday, Saturday and yesterday. The
Mason came here from Fernandina,
Fla., with a cargo of lumber. After
discharging at the Lehigh \ alley
wharf, she began loading the clay
brought from the McHoso Brothers
pits a few miles irom rms cu,y.
captain hart his wife on board and
another woman passenger. Thev all
live at Portland, Me.
The storm carried the schooner far
out of her course and the captain tried
to anchor, but the vessel dragged. A
second anchor did not hold her in the
heavy sea and gale which was blowing
about fifty miles an hour. Soon the
mizzenmast went by the board and
the vossel was a wreck. She struck
something which tore a hole in her
bow and she began to fill. The pumps
wero started, but they clogged with
clay. , Then all hands got into the
small boat and the schooner soon
sauk. It was then about midnight
Saturday. Captain A. VV. Frost, in
telling his story, savs the only guide
was the Navesink light but it was
useless to attempt to land as no boat
could live through the breakers.
During one of the flashes of the light
a stake of a pound net was seen and
they made fast to it. The waves
broke oyer the party, eleven in all,
constantly and the men bailed con
• “The women never lost heart at any
time,” the captain said. “I guess
they thought they were going to be
drowned, but they did not show it.
Both of them sang a little during the
night, and I guess they prayed nlso.
It was a good time for prayors. ”
“When morning broke we were so
nnmb from the cold and wet we could
hardly handle the oars and keep at
the bailing, but soon afterward we
could see that the poople on shore had
seen us. I could see that the Galilee
life saving crew was ready to come,
This picture represents the name of a
rtrouiritunt nr vie«-Dresulent of the United
States. Can you guess it?
» The solution to Saturday’s puzzle was
^The'winner of atu-day’s prize was Kathryn
Herbert, 282 High street., Perth Amboy.
but was held back by the breakers.
Even this cheered us up wonderfully.
We all knew it would be only a ques
tion of time when they would get at
us somehow. The women brightened
up, and although wTo were thirsty,
cold and hungry, to say nothing of
being tired, there were no more com
plaints. Wo could not have stood it
much longer, however, when the tug
came bearing down on us and Captain
Patterson picked us up.”
The shipwrecked party in the small
boat was watched by crowds of people
along shore. To them it appeared
like a tiny black speck rising on the
crest of the sea, then sinking from
view only to bob up again. Every
thing on shore was foigotten for the
tiny spot told that nine shipwrecked
men and two women in a frail yawl,
held only by the slender stake of a
fisherman’s net, were still victors in
a seemingly forlorn fight against
When, after fourteen hours for the
eleven persons in the boat and fully
five hours for the watchers on shore,
after the life-saving crews of two
stations had turned back from the
barrier of breakers, the watchers be
hold the great ocean-going tug Navi
gator, chartered for the yacht races
by the New York Yacht Club, jam its
way through the mists towing the
lifeboat of the Sandy Hook station, a
cheer that might have been heard by
the shipwrecked ones arose. . The
rescue was complete and the party
was taken to New York and by the
time they readied there they were
nearly recovered.
The storm was a severe one and
much wreckage is being washed on
the Jersey coast. S
Shipping on Raritan bay was at a
The body of an unidentified man
was found by Clarence Huff on the
shore between Cheeseqnako and
Lawrence Harbor, Saturday. Some
telephone linemen, who were working
on the lines at Morgan station, cut
into the wires and notified the Central
office in South Amboy and they noti
fied Acting Coroner Scully who re
sponded in persop. immediately, view
ed the body and conveyed it to his
morgue. The man had a watch, and
two rings on his fingers. He was
fairly well dressed. No one has, as
yet, been reported missing. Damage
of minor importance was done along
Tomorrow the Price Gtes up to
$6.50 Per ton—Has Being In
creasing Gradually.
Today is the last chance that the
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ux vino o x tj nxxx mi i w vv I' i
chase coal at$6.00 per tou. Tomorrow
the price will be advanced to $6.50.
This is a result, the dealers say, of
the wholesale increase in price winch
has been made to the retail dealers
ever since April at the rate of 10 cents
per ton every month.
Lost anything: A cent-a-word ad.
in the Evening News will find it for
Given by B. P. O. E., No 78-s.
AT SEA lmiiE/E
Tuesday, Sept. I.
Bake served 3 to 7 p. m. TICKETS, $1.50
44 Fayette Street.
Fiut-Class Work Gi
Teloplioue.65 1,.

Reluctant to do so and Give a
Fling at the Assessors for the
Work they Have Done.
The Aldermen as a Committee of the Whole
Recommend that the Dnplhates be not
Accepted, but this was Impossible for
the Aldermen—The Recommendation is
Placed on Minutes.
The Board of Aldermen accepted the
tax duplicates as filed by the assessors,
Saturday night, but not until after
they had expressed their disapproval
of the work in the form of a report of
the Committee of the Whole.
The report of the committee is as
“Owing to the amount of errors
found in the excessive valuations
placed on some properties in the tax
duplicates, we recommend that the
council no not approve said dupli
cates. ”
The report was signed by B. M.
fin n n ah T-T onvrr T n f F unrl Mnthhpw
Smith. Before it was introduced, it
was submitted to City Attorney Hom
mann, who declared there was nothing
to be gained by such a report except
a slap at the assessors. The aldermen
seemed to'think thero was some satis
faction in that and the report was
ordered plaoed on the minutes.
in looking over the lists it is found
that the assessments on some of the
factories have been doubled or nearly
so. The aldermen could not reject
them, however, and as there was no
time to revise, they had to let it go.
The collector of revenue was author
ized to employ extra help in getting
out tho tax bills. Tne whole matter
is'now put up to the Commissioners
of Appeal. Aldermen Eckert, Runyon
and Donovan were absent Saturday
night. Alderman Campbell was made
chairman of the meeting.
Impressive Services at her Home
and in the Presbyterian
The funeral of Miss Carrie Morris,
who was killed by a fall from a train
at Woodbridge, Thursday night, was
held yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock
from her late residence on Paterson
street, and afterwards at the First
Presbyterian church. The church was
filled during the services and a large
number of relatives and friends accom
panied the body to the grave in Alpine
Tne floral tributes were numerous
and beautiful and were a token of the
esteem in which Miss Morris was held
by all who knew her. A large num
ber of people attended the services at
the house and more than a ocore of
carriages followed the hearse to the
church and afterwards to the cemetery.
The pall bearers were John Sofield,
Raymond Comings, Ramsay Crowell,
Charles Rossi, Charles Barnekov and
William Henry. The funeral services
were conducted by Dr. Harlan G.
Mendenhall and were very impressive.
In the evening the Young People’s
Christian Endeavor Sooiety, of which
Miss Morris was a member, held a
memorial service. The sudden death
of Miss Morris seemed to have cast a
'gloom over the entire city where her
acquaintances were numerous and
among whom she was very popular.
Many friends from Woodbridge attend
ed the funeral and some of them
showed much emotion.
_ l_M^ '
Orders left at Sexton's Pliarmacy, 70 Smith
Street, receive prompt attention. Telephone 04 r
Successor to L. Albert & Co.
...Photographic Studio...
Everything in Portrait, Landscape
and Interior Photography.
p. O. Building. Perth Amboy, N. J.
Captain Cornelius While has
Passed into the Great Beyond
—Funeral this Afternoon.
_ V.
Aged Captain was one' of the Owners of
the Steamboat Thomas Hui.t—Promi
nent in|Many Affairs in the City During
the Fifties-Was in the Oyster Business
—Owned Much Real .Estate.
Captain Cornelius White, well
known to residents of this city, died
at the city hospital Saturday evening
at 11 o’clock,where he had been takcD
but five hours before. Captain White
had for some time been suffering with
a cancer in the jaw and was for sever
al weeks at the Rosary Hill home for
incurable cancer patients. H6 return
ed to this city about two weeks ago.
Captain White was born at Mata
wan, N. J, in the year 1821. His
father was a pilot by occupation.
When he was a small bov, the family
moved to this city. After a residence
of several years here they went to
"Wour Vnrb nnrl fltn.rt.aH n rpfltnnrnnt nn
Vesey street.
Captain White returned to this city
in the year 1840 and, after a short
time, built the house next to the par
sonage of Simpson M. E. church
He also built the residence on Gor
don street now occupied Dy C.
S. Dutton and I. J. Mandeville, and
the house on Water street in which
Mrs. M. M. VanKeuren now lives.
About this time he made several
voyages with his brother on the
latter’s vessel, going as far south as
the Virginias.
In 1858 he gained the title of Cap
tain, by taking command of the
“Thomas Hunt,’’a passenger steam
boat plying between this city and
New York. He was part owner in
this vessel with William King, Wil
ferd Hall and one or two others, and
remained on it for two years. After
leaving the steamer he went into the
oyster business, but his business
faculty seemed to nave left him and
from that time he began to fail. In
his best days he was always a leader
in everything going on and did much
to advance Perth Amboy. He has
been a widower for many years and
has occupied different rooms about
the city. About one year ago he lost
his only daughter. His last boarding
place was with Mrs. K. P. Bertrand,
178 Water street.
The funeral services will be held
this afternoon at 4 o’clock in the First
Presbyterian church, the interment
being in Alpine cemetery. The pall
bearers will be Charles Walters,
Luther Hope, Samuel G. Garretson
and Jacob Martin.
Marions will Play South Amboy
Next Saturday-Confident
Over the River
The game with South Amboy, which
was prevented by rain on Saturday,
will be played next Saturday. The
players across the river had a big
league battery engaged and were
much disappointed when the game had
to be postponed. They were fully
confident of lowering the colors of the
2 In the office of the Central Electric
Company, Smith street W. A. Bel
cher has on exhibition a piece of
bituminous pavement, si ch as is used
in many towns of Massachusetts. It
is attracting much attention.
WORRELL’S, - I Smith St.
Carnival Committee will Meet Every Night this Week, Except Wed
nesday Night to Complete Arrangements—Judges will be the
Mayors of Nearby Places...Mo re Money is Allowed for Fire
works--Will be a Grand Display.
-A -
Yachts Sailing in a Gale and
Heavy Sea-Reliance Increas
ing her Lead and is a Sure
Winner-Race has Tew
to Witness it Except
the Officials.
The yachts are racing today. At
10.15 o’clock the first bulletin issued
said the race would be fifteen miles
to windward and return. The wiud
Was then 20 knots an hour and a heavy
sea running.
10.50 o’clock, start postponed until
later, bourse will be shifted.
11.47 starting gun fired at 11.45.
Reliance crosses the line at 11.45 50
and Shamrock, 11.40.20. Reliance to
windward of Shamrock.
12 o’clock, a lead of thirty seconds
enabled the Shamrock to tack to
weatner position across Kenance
wake. Wind now is eight knots.
Boats on starboard tack and running
toward Long Island shore. Reliance
slowly outfloating Shamrock.
12.3H, after forty-five minutes sail
ing Reliance leads by one-half mile.
1.45 Wind off shore is very light.
Very little likelihood of yachts finish
ing within time limit.
Bernard M. Gannon and John K.
Sheehy Start Business Under
Name of Gannon & Sheehy.
A new clothing firm will start busi
ness in Perth Amboy about October 1
under the name of Gannon & Sheehy.
The store at 88 Smith street has been
leased and, after repairs are made,
including a handsome new front, the
firm will be ready for the patronage
of the people of this vicinity. The
new establishment, it is announced,
will be a modern and up-to-date cloth
ing house.
The firm is composed of Bernard M.
Gannon and John K. Sheehy. Mr.
Gannon is well known, not only in
Perth Amboy, but throughout the
State. He has served in the House of
Assembly and will doubtless be re
nominated by the Democrats. He is
also a member of the Board of Alder,
men from the Second ward. He has
been the local agent for the Staten
Island Rapid Transit and the United
States Express Company for several
Mr. Sheehy is an experienced cloth
ing man and lias been long associated
with Lonis Briegs. He is thoroughly
acquainted with every part of the
The firm announoes that they will
carry only a first class line of clothing
and men’s furnishings, catering to
the young men’s trade.
Shortly before 8 o’clock this morn
ing Chief Burke received a telephone
message to the effect that the Sand
Hills school house had been broken
into some time since Saturday night
and the tools of carpenters, who have
been working there, stolen. He ad
vised that the matter be reported to
Judge Wylie, of Woodbridge.
Cooling and Refreshing—Everyone
Likes It.
Pari8en’s Prescrip harmacy.
The General Committee in charge
of the carnival met in the Raritan
Yacht Club house Saturday night and
as far as possible completed arrange
ments for the fete. Commodore Garret
V. Evans, of the yacht club, was
chosen grand marshal of the parade.
He will select his own aides. It was
also decided that the mayors of the
nearby towns, who are to be invited
by Mayor Seaman, will be invited to
act as judges.
The committee felt greatly encour
aged at the liberal response of the
citizens in subscribing for the fund.
The total now amounts to 1767.60 and
there is every prospect of the sum
passing *800. Treasurer Harry Oxn
ard announces that he has about
*50 more in sight, but the amounts
arc not vet at hand.
With this amount, it was deoided
last night, at least $100 could be add
ed to the fireworks. This makes a
total of $450 devoted to this and more
may yet be added. Commodore Evans,
chairman of the committee, says that
with this additional $100 a large part
of it will be spent for red fire which
will be burned all along both shores,
-—-—n — >a*uui*uuiitvui xno
General Committee will meet every
night this week except Wednesday
night, to complete plans.
Ministers Will Soon go to New
ton and the Building will
be Closed.
The old Westminster is at last being
vacated and ere long it will be pnt to
uses not now known. The carnets
arc being taken np. and, together with
the furniture, will be taken to the
home at Newton, where, it is expect
ed, most of the present occupants will
It is not known how soon the old
home will be entirely vacant, but it
is said to be only a question of a week ^
or two at the most.
Many of the books from the West
minster were this morning removed
to the study of the First Presbyterian
The Clam Bake of the season will
be given by the Elks at Sea Breeze
Tuesday, Sept. 1st, 3 to 7 p. m.
Tickets fl.50.
The maximum temperature Saturday X
was 65 and minimum 58. Yesterday 1
64 and 59. 1
SEP. A.M. P.M. SEP. A.M. P.*.
I 3.34 3.39 4 6.OS S.16^|^
4.86 4.51 5 *6.42 ^^^k
3 5.26 5.36 6

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