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o< All Thenews From Surrounding Towns. >o
Much Damage Done Throughout
the Borough-Destruction
Along Shore.
The storm of Wednesday left havoc
in its wake. Trees were blown down
all ovor tho borough, windows smash
ed in, shutters blown off, in in fact
everything that could be done by a
furious wind and rain storm in the
way of damage, was done with one
exception. It has not yet been learn
ed that any houses were blown down.
At Melrose, near Meohamcsville, a
now house, partially weatherboarded,
was blown to the ground. On Bor
dentown avonue, Mr. Freischneck,
living next to the hot houses kept by
George Walker, climbed up a ladder
in nis Dare ieet to see to some win
dows that were broken in the sido of
his house When a lot of glass came
flying from the hot house in his direc
tion and just missed striking his foot,
so he made a lucky escape from having
his feet badly cut. Most of the glass
of the large hothouse was broken.
On Socond street the residents think
the storm king had a particular spite
against them. The rain entered the
housos from ell points and what were
prottily furnished parlors, etc., in the
r beginning, in the end looked almost
as if a cyclone had struck them. One
tree went crashing into the side of a
house, windows were broken and trees
had fallen in every direction, while
some were bent over ready to break
off. One party lost a fine cherry tree
that had stood some of the worst
storms in the past.
The wheel of the windmill on Mrs.
Edwin Applegate’s property, on Bor
deutown avenue, blew off and a dis
tance away. Windows wore smashed
in one end of Mr. Charles Stratton’s
residence on Broadway, and the family
were out of town. The chimney was
blown down and the bricks went
crashing through the house. The tin
roof of the house owned and occupied
by Mrs. George Lahue, on Borden
town avenue, not far from the sand
docks, rolled up and only a portion of
the roof of the house was left covered.
Several windows were smashed also.
Whitehead Brother’s sand shed roofs
were blown off. One end of the new
terra cotta company’s building was
blown in, and the men working there
thought there was an earthquake.
Mr. Moinzer lost a line young tree in
front of his house on Bordentowu
avonue. A limb of a tree on Broad
way hung over an electric wire and
was fast wearing the outside insula
tion off*when, before any damage was
done, parties came along and cut off
the large limb.
The trolley cars did good work,
considering, and they very quickly
had their repair oars at work here.
, At Swan Hill pine troes were laid low
l nnrl n. harn nn tlie Morgan nronurtv.
owned by H. 0. Perrine, was unroof
L ed and one side stove in. In several
lot the houses facing the bay, vessels
■ had to be set in the parlors to catch
f the rain as it came through the ceil
[ ings for the water ran through the
windows and soaked the upper rooms.
The shore was strewn with garbage
that had washed up on it, and quanti
ties of wood. Fred Littell’s yacht,
Proper Sport, which was anchored
above the steamboat dock, pulled the
stem out and sank. Scully’s water
boat broke loose from the borough
dock, whero it was tied, and went
i" e. Mont Willet's sail skiff broke
last off and upset lying at anolior.
onson’s sloop yacht upset at her
ng in front of the club house,
,rd Bloodgood Sr. ’s oyster skiff
hole stove in the bottom and
and all the rest of the small
, skiffs etc., sunk with little
ge done to them. Ex-Surrogate
an’s naptha lannoh yacht Cygnet
and everything movable was
)d overboard. A compass was
that Mr. Furman valuod very
y, The box containing it was
, hut the compass was missing,
id he would be willing to give
e its value to anyone who might
find it.
The steamboat William V. Wilson,
that runs from Port Monmouth, N. J.,
k to New York, broke her steering gear
*about two miles this side of the Nar
rows, she drifted up to the Great
Beds, where she put out two anchors.
Thoy wore hardly able to hold her.
Slie had a number of passengers aboard
who were all seasick. As she gave no
signals of distress, parties on shore
thought someone might have been
swept overboard; particularly as a
freight boat was seen to go out to her
and leave her there. After the wind
had gone down they got up their
ahchors and as in the meantime they
had lashed a piece of timber to the
rudder head, which had been broken
off, they were enabled by means of it
to get into Scully’s dock where they
repaired the damage and soon left.
The captain said it was one of the
worst storms he had ever encountered
in the bay since he had been running
between New York and Port Mon
mouth. A topmast was blown off of
one of the schooners lying at the corl
Epworth League Fall and Winter Entertain
ments are Arranged.
The Epworth League, of the Metho
dist Episcopal church, lias engaged
the following talent for their fall and
winter entertainments. On October
14, Foster’s entertainers in song ami
recitations; November 26, Ronald
Reeder, humorist, cartoonist and im
personator, and on February 14, Miss
Editli Norton, humorist aDd reciter.
Heretofore the League has depended
principally upon home talent for their
entertainments and think a change
will please their patrons.

Jacob Rehfuss has been confined to
his bed ever since he went to a New
York hospital a week ago, and as his
disoaso puzzles the doctors they have
decided to perform an operation, at
his roquest, to enable them to ascertain
what the real trouble is. He suffers
greatly. This is the first real sickness
he has ever had. His relatives await
the result with anxiety.
William H. C. Jackson, the new
candidate for Senator, was visiting
the people of this borough. He and a
friend from New Brunswick called
on Hon. John Montgomery, Tuesday
Mrs. A. Simon and two children
have gone to Now York and Rocka
way, L. I., for a visit with friends.
Miss Cecilia McGoniglo, of Henry
streot, has a position as teacher in a
public school at Camden. She had
several other offers, but selected this
one in preference to the others.
A wedding of two popular young
people, of the borough, is said to be
coming off on the 23rd and is to be a
very swell affair, their friends say.
Miss Jennie Fisher, of Metuchen,
is the guest of Mrs. Green, of Augusta
Chris Rehfuss has made a large
oake for a birthday gift, per ordor, to
go to St. Mark’s Place, Brooklyn. It
has tno young man’s name, “Ernst,”
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the top.
Eugene Morris, of Henry street, re
turned home Saturday, after spending
several weeks with an uncle in Penn
Mrs. Walter Mundy has improved
in health quite rapidly of late and en
joyed dinner with her family Tues
day, being the first time for several
weeks and they feel quite hopeful of
her recovery.
Mrs. Jacob Spraguo and children,
of Socond street, have returned to this
borough aftor spending several weeks
at Trenton. They aro packing their
household goods and will move to
Trenton where Mr. Sprague has a
Mrs. Jacob Rohfuss, of Ernston,
will visit her husband, who is in a
Gorman hospital for treatment, in
New York city, Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Applegate, of
Second street, returned home from
Red Valley, N. J., where they have
been spending a few weeks.
Miss Maggie Woodruff, of Pleasant
Plains, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Gilland, of Main street.
Steven Hunt, of Broadway, visited
friends at Asbury Park on Tuesday.
The Christian Endeavor, of the M.
P. church, held its usual meeting
Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stratton, of
Broadway, are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
George Lowndes, of New York city.
Miss Maude Grover, of Bordentown
avenue, returned homo from a threo
weeks visit at Burlington.
The Evening News is on sale at Ost
burgs’ 44 Main street, and at John
Boss' Hotel, formerly John Kail’s
stand. Extra copies of the News and
all NewYork papers can always be se
Places were Flooded -Washout
Delayed Trains and Build
ings Destroyed.
The worst'of the storm seemed to
have struck Staten Island. Whole
fields wore like vast lakes, in several
houses water was so high it flooded
the kicthens. Roads were impassable
for some time. Wires are down in
every direction, boats are sunk and
wreoked. The damage will amount
into the thousands of dollars.
The big oyster sloop, owned by
Captain Jacob Fisher, of Tottenville,
broke from her mooring near the ferry
slip, when the storm was at its worst,
and drifted up as far as the steamboat
dock where she sank, a total wreck.
The Go To and another launch,
owned by Edward Acker, broke away
and were being driven toward the
shore when the launch Helen B., own
ed by Milton Edgar, with Captain
James Tooker on hoard, overtook them
aud managed to save them.
That fine long racing launch of Mr.
Acker’s, whioh was the pride of the
bay, is high and dry, filled with sticks
and sea weed on Ward’s Point. The
big sloop “Rex,” from Great Kills,
is a wreck on the shore between the
Fort and Sea Breeze. A schooner
went ashore at Mt. Loretta and a sloop
yacht are wrecks near the light house
at Princess Bay.
At the New York Fishing Club,
Hochmeister and Butler’s numerous
small crafts were wrecked. The wind
lifted the big tent on the Realty Trust
Company’s property, which is being
used for the camp meeting, up in the
air like a big balloon. It fell a total
All over the island the telephone
and electric light wires are down.
They had to use either gas or the old
fashioned oil lamps.
At Princess Bay the S. S. White
Dontal Works factory was much ex
posed. All the ventilators were do
The Stevens mansion has ended its
travels and is placed on its new foun
dation on Main street. When it is
finished it will make a fine building
aud will be a very interesting one as
well on account of its ago and its
former owner. It is always well to
keep such buildings as long as possible.
Miss Florence Parisen, of Broad
wav, has returned homo from Albany
and Glenns Falls and reports a de
lightful time.
Joseph Walters has ,the ground in
front of his new home levelled off and
sodded around, and it looks fine.
The street in front of Symin Camp
bell’s and other new houses on Main
street, spoils the appoaranco of the
block of pretty new houses.
Mr. Manion’s new house, on Main
street, is ready for lathing.
Miss Allio Reamer, of Main street,
has returned homo after a pleasant
visit with her aunt, at Perth Amboy.
The Misses Mame Parisen and Dur
ham returned home after an extended
visit with Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Parisen,
of Broadway.
Mrs. Charles Thomas, of Second
street, has a night blooming coreus,
in bloom, one bud just opening and
several others coming out.
Mrs. S. Rubenstein and young
daughters, of tho Bronx, are coming
out to visit Mr. and Mrs. H. Kollisch
Friday evening, and will remain for
the Jewish holidays. The children
have entered a public school in the
Bronx and are very much pleased with
Mrs. John Taylor, of Broadway, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. George
Lowndes, of New York.
Master Allie and Miss Gertie Van
Dusen, of Loraine, Pa., Mi^s M.
Whitlock, George Folger aiyl Mr.
Wrath, of Brooklyn, spent Saturday
and Sunday with Mr. and M^. Harry
Brown, of Bordentown avem
stroyed and the windows were braced
to prevent them blowing in.
The big flag pole on the top of pub
lic school No. 1, at Tottenville, fell.
At the Oarsten carriage works,
Richmond Valley, the three story
brick building was moved off its foun
dations nearly six feet. At the Murray
machine shop, at Richmond Valley,
the water came in so fast that the
floor was flooded and the fire in the
boiler put out. The plant had to shut
The tracks of the Staten Island
Rapid Transit railroad at Richmond
Valley, just below the depot, were
washed away. The passengers had to
walk to trains waiting on both Bides.
It was just seventeen years ago when
the same thing occurred before. A
wrecking train was sent from St.
George to repair the damage and when
the work was just completed, the train
due in Tottenville at 8.35, ran into
the wrecking tr#in and knocked the
flat car across both tracks. The road
was then blocked until nearly 9.30.
Tonight the members of Richmond
Lodee No. 80. Knichts nf Pvthias
will hold a meeting in their rooms in
the Knights of Pythias Hall, corner
of Amboy avenue and Main street.
Business of great importance will
come up for discussion and all the
members are requested to attend. The
meeting will be called to order at 8
At the recent convention of the
Daughters of America held in Schenec
tady, N. Y., Miss Ella M. Monroe, of
Tottenvi'le, attended as the delegate
from Tottenville Welcome Council
No. 30.
Rev. W. C. Kinsey, pastor of St.
Paul’s M. E. church, has returned
from his vacation and will hereafter
conduct the Sunday services in the
church. During Rev. Mr. Kinsey’s
absence the church has been in charge
of Rev. F. W. Meyers, one of the
assistant pastors of St. James church,
Elizabeth, N. J.
There is some discussion now on
among the baseball players of the Mt.
Loretta baseball team in regards to
the organizing of a football team. At
Mt. Loretta Jihere will oe found some
first class football players.
Base Ball Notes.
The Keystone baseball team of
Giffords, and a team from Pleasant
Plains, will play ball Saturday after
noon on the old Excelsior baseball
diamond at Pleasant Plains. This
may be the last game the Keystones
will play this season.
Rev. and Mrs. J. G. Dyer, of 8it
Main street, were in South A.mbo'®’,
Master Albert Walters is confined
to the home of his parents on Center
After being closed Sunday evenings
during the summer months, the ser
vices at the Kreischerville Baptist
nUridoU n rm 1 11 loot
Sunday. Alderman Shea, of Pleasant
Plains, addressed the congregation.
This Sunday the morning service will
be held at 10.80 and the evening ser
vices at 7.45. The pastor, H. E.
Jones, will be in charge. .
Navnl Experts and Torpedoes.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 17.—Because
of strong protests to the secretary of
the navy from various nrtvnl experts
against the action of the board of con
struction in deciding to tit no more
battle ships with torpedo tubes. Secre
tory Moody has declined as yet to ap
prove the action of the board.
Elcht Thousand Want More Pa».
CHICAGO, Sept. 17. — A grievance
committee representing employees to
the number of 8,000 in every important
car and locomotive shop .if the Chicngo
and Northwestern railroad is In confer
ence here considering the company’s
refusal to grant an Increase of pay.
Patrol Steamer Lifted Sict».
ASHTABULA, O.. Sept. 17.—The Ca
nadian patrol steamer Petrel has lifted
and confiscated n number of fish nets
belonging to American fishermen in
Lake Erie. It is supposed the nets
were set on the Canadian side of the
Storm Played Havoc with Trees
and Chimneys—Fruit Great
ly Damaged.
Wednesday’s storm, which was un
nsnal in its violence, did considerable
damage in Woodbridge as well as in
the nearby towns. A smoke stack on
Mr. M. D. Valentine’s factory in the
Sand Hills, blew dowo, and a corn
crib on the Demarest property, on
Perth Amboy avenue, fell over. A
large cherry tree in front of Mr.
Thomas Dunnigan’s house on Green
Btreet, also fell over. An abundance
of fruit fell and the storm was so
severe that Professor Love found it
necessary to have but one session of
school and he dismissed the pupils at
1 o’clock for the remainder of the
UHJ. •
Mr. and Mrs. William Edgar are
visiting friends out of town for a
conple of weeks.
Mrs. Francis Edgar has returned
home from Stamford, N. Y., where
she lias been spending the summer.
Mr. L. H. P. Meng, carpenter and
builder,started for Denmark last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vroom and
son, of Bayonne, have gone to Color
ado to visit Mrs. T. W. Monell, Mrs.
Vroom and Mrs. Monell are the
daughters of our townsman, Mr. C.
F. Clarkson.
The service of song, which intro
duced the regular evening service at
the Presbyterian church last Sunday
evening, was much enjoyed by the
audience. The choir rendered an
anthem at offering,
School opened on Monday, Septem
ber 14tli, witli several changes among
the teachers, Miss Mitchel/ and Mrs.
Hones did not come back, but Miss
Sophie Johnson, of this town, now
teaches in this school, also Miss Cor
nish teaches music here.
Mr. Ivans Brown has changed his
position from the coal docks in Port
Reading to New York.
Mnaked Men Got #.1,000.
GUTHRIE. Okla.. Sept. 17. — Six
masked men robbed the bank nt Doug
lass. Okln., of $.\000. The rnbliers
when they left the bank went to a liv
ery stable, got the cashier’s buggy and
rode off.
Homi1 Coniine* of Gibbons.
CHERBOURG. France. Sept. 17.—Car
dinal Gibbons has arrived here. He
sails for New York on the North Ger
man Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wilhelm
der Gross#.
Cloning Stork Quotations.
Money on call steady at 2% per cent.
Prime mercantile paper, per cent.
Exchanges. $211,562,519; balances, $7,862,379.
Closing prices:
Amal. Copper... 14% Nort. & West... 61%
Atchison. 65% Penn. R. R.123%
B. & 0. 80% Reading . 50%
Brooklyn R. T.. 38% Rock Island 26%
C. .C..C. & St. L. 72 St Paul .139%
Chee. & Ohio— 32% Southern Pac. 43%
Chi & Northw. ISO Southern Ry .. 21%
EHe. 28% South. Ry. pf... 83%
Gen. Electric.. 157% Sugar . ..112%
Illinois Cen.131% Union Pacific .. 73%
Louis. &- Nash..103% U. 3 Steel. 19%
Manhattan'..132% U. 3 Steel pf... 69%
Mo. Pac. 90% West. Union ... 83%
N. Y. Central... 120%
New York Market*.
FLOUR—Unsettled and held higher, hut
without buyers; Minnesota patents. $4.70®
4.96; winter straights [email protected]; winter
extras. $2.90®3.25; winter patents, $3.90®
WHEAT—Opened lirm on the corn ad
vance and prospects for lighter receipts,
but eased off later on realizing. De.-em
ber, 8S5&S8S 15-lGc.
RYE — Dull: state and Jersey 56® 67c.;
No. 2 western, 62e. nominal, f o. b. afloat.
CORN—Strong and quite active on the
frost scare, prices advancing about a
cent per bushel; toward noon they reacted
slightly with wheat: December. SSVqSKke.
OATS—Nominal; track, white, state, 42®
46c.; track, white, western, ■i.'n461
PORK—Quiet, moss, $15 26® lii.25; family.
LARD —Steady; prime western steam.
BUTTER —Firm, gtate dairy. 15®19c.;
extra creamery, 20Vje.
CHEESE—Firm: state, full cream, fan
cy. small, colored. like.; small, white,
like.; large, colored, lie.; large, white
EGOS—Unsettled, state and Pennsylva
nia fancy mixed. 23®24c.: state and Penn
sylvania seconds to firsts. 114:22c.: west
ern extras. 23c.
SUGAR—Row quiet, fair refining. 384c
centrifugal 96 test. 3T»e. ■ refined quiet;
crushed, 5.50c.; powdered. 5c.
RICE — Steady; domestic, -Ik-tb'jc.; Ja
pan. f.%®6e.
TALLOW—l-'lrm; city. 5c.. country. 4"k®
HAY—Dull; shipping. 70®75c. 1 good to
choice. 95c.®$1.
live Stock Market.
CATTLE—Slow; choice. $5.39(175.50; prime.
$5.10(55.26; fair, $3.75®4.25; veal calves. $7.60
HOGS—Active; prime heavy, $6.25®6.35;
tnedlums. $ti.50«i6.55; heavy Yorkers. $6.50®
(6.55; light Yorkers $6.40®6.45; pigs, $tk|
(6.26; roughs, $4®5.60.
SHEEP AND LAMRS —Steady; best
Iwethers. $4 25; culls and common, $1.50®
2.26; spring lambs, $3®6.7o.
Samnel Williams is very ill at his
home on Rahway avenue.
The Carteret Realty company has
broken ground lor two new houses on
Sawyer’s lane.
Contractor Wilson is progressing
finely with his new building on Quinn
street and Bryant street. One ol them
will be ready for occupancy by the
first of October.
Mrs. T. T. Beam and Mrs. lN>JI.
Beam spent Tuesday morning in Ran-*,
Miss Ursula Leber is ill at her home
in Port Reading
Charles Leber, of Rahway, is visit
ing his uncle, Theodore Leber.
Fierce Windstorm Sweeps Over Hew
NEW YORK. Kept. 17.-—Death, dam
age and wreck followed In the path of
the sixty mile an hour storm which
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One man was probably fatally hurt
by being struck by parts of a heavy
plate glass window at Fifth avenue
and Twenty-second street. Many peo
ple were bruised by falling signs, bro
ken windows, demolished chimneys
and other portable articles whirled
through the ulr by the wind.
Vessels in the harbor except the
stoutest craft were compelled to pnt
back to their piers. Tb" police reported
that the tug James Key wns wrecked
on Hog's Back reef In Hell Gate. Mer
ritt-Chapman Wrecking company tags
went to her assistance.
Captain De Nyse of the tug Unique
rescued a man whom he found cling
ing to the bottom of an overturned
boat in Sandy Hoik bay. The man
was in nn nlmost exhausted condition
and said bo had toon there for several
While returning toward New York
tlie Unique picked up the yawl yacht
Narkeeta of Boston, which was off
Sandy Hook, dragging her anchors and
drifting seaward. The yacht was tak
en in tow and anchored off Staten
Eighteen persons are known to h.
been killed by the storm. Two boats,
with crews of twelve men, nre missing,
and it Is feared that they have foun
dered with all aboard.
There were narrow escapes nil along
the coast, as vessels were washed
ashore, and those aboard were rescued
with the greatest difficulty. One of
the wrecked steamers was the S. E.
Strong, that went ashore at Greenwich,
Conn., and after two unsuccessful at
tempts to launch rafts the passengers
and crew were saved. The yacht Reli
ance, famous as America's cup de
fender, was damaged at City Island by
coming In collision with a pile driver.
It was not all tragedy In the storm.
Some of It wns ludicrous, much embar
rassing. to women In particular, while
in still other phases it was decidedly
trying tn the temper.
When the "cowcatcher” of the Flat
iron building was wrecked several hun
dred boxes of choice cigarettes went
rolling down Twenty-third street, anil
thV yo.uth of the neighborhood absorbed
enough nicotine by nightfall to perma
nently Injure the health of a regiment
of men.
Umbrella menders up and down '
Broadway gathered vanloads of stock,
and any kind of a hat could be found
whirling through the air.
During the day there was the usual
assortment of veils, women’s bonnets,
one section of detachable hair and a ru
mor that a set of false teeth had been
found by Policeman Pay at Twenty
third street and Itroadway.
Real Estate column page 2
. Funeral Director . -
This is the only up-to-date Fpnbral
establishment in Perth Amboy Jt vicinity
Optic* Rksidekc*
363 State St. 27 Mechanic St.
Telephone 15f Telephone 4tm
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