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! ————— —^ I _l'_ ” ' " -—------- . i. ..... — SO U T H AMBOY MR. REPFUSS BURIED. Service) Held Sunday—Several Organiza tions Attend In a Body. Sunday afternoon at 2.30 o’clock Kev. Doctor Kern, pastor of the Ger man Presbyterian ohuroh at 8outh River, hold a funeral service at the house of the late Jacob Rehfnss, at Ernston, after which Rev. H. M. P. Pearse, rector of Christ church, of this borough, and of the chapel of the Good Shepherd at Ernston, oonduoted the service at the ohapel and deliver ed a very fine address beside the im pressive service of tho Episcopal churoh. Mr. Pearse spoke very highly of the character of Mr. Rebfuss, saying it would live forever. A lady said she had hoard Mr. Pearse at a number of funerals, but bad never heard him speak as he did at this one. Mr. Rehfnss had won the respect of many people, both of this borough, where ho first settled when he came to this country, and Ernston. He was a kind and devoted husband and father f h n iff l /I /Mir n rwl firm nhil/lvoil Vl fl leaves to mourn his departure. Mr. Pearse spoke earnestly to the many farmers who attended the funer al, explaining to them by comparison, how the deceased had won a higher life, where he would reap his reward. The W. K. U. V., a German benev olent society, of which Mr. Rehfnss p was a member, attended in a body, and also the Leiderkranz of this bor ough, • the members of which sang beautifully “Still Ruht dein Herz” at the house, and “Nearer My God To Thee” at the grave. Mr. Rehfnss had just joined the Krieger Yerein, a society being organized at Sayre ville, as he was a soldier when quite young in Germany. There were a number of floral tributes from rela tives and friends. MISS TAGERVISA MARRIED. Becomes tha Bride of Michael Darnelski of Keyport. Miss Bronislawa Tacervisa, the daughter of Mary and James Tacer visa, was united in marriage to Michael Darnelski, of Keyport, 8 o’olock Tuesday morning, September 22 by Rev. Father Oarniska at the Polish Ohurch, Bergen Hill. The pretty bride was attired in white organdie trimmed with myrtle vines \ and a veil caught with white flowers which she wore in her hair and look ed charming. The dance is on at the bride’s par ent’s home, No. 48 Augusta street, when it is ended the happy couple will take up their future residence in Keyport. Ohris Rehfnss furnished a flno large wedding cake and a number of other cakes for the occasion and the corre spondent met the bride to be, at his / store on Monday evening and thought I her a very sweet young girl. We ex tend congratulations to the happy ¥ couple. Lp SPLENDID WORK. K Some of the admirers of baseball 3j§_games are greatly enthused ovor the SjHsplondid work and tho victory ■^achieved by the South Amboy team W Sunday afternoon over the Irvington, r N. Y., team. Michael McDonnell, among others, received a great deal of praise for the manner in which he handled the bat and sent the balls flying suoh a distance.as to gain time for the runs. At one time it stood 6-6. The score was 6-10 in favor of the South Amboy team. Moimmt-ni to Mnrylnndere. — . BALTIMORE, Sept. 22.-A monu ment erected to the valor of the Ma rylanders who fought in the Mexican war has been unveiled here with ap propriate ceremonies. Mayor Robert M. McLean accepted the monument in behalf of Baltimore city, and Edwin Warfield, Democratic nominee for the ivernorsliip of Maryland, delivered r ti^e oration. The monument is thirty two feet high, surmounted by n bronze statue of Colonel William II. Watson, who commanded the battalion of Ma rylanders at Monterey and who was killed in that battle. Fiofemor Jenkn Goins to Chinn. ITHACA, N. Y., Sept. 22.—Professor J. W. Jenks of the Cornell faculty will be granted a year's leave of absence from the university nt the next meet ing of the board of trustees and will sail for China within three weeks. Seven Injured by Exploulnn. STEUBENVILLE, 0., Sept. 22.—Sev en men wore Injured, two fatally, by the explosion of the receiving drum of the air compressor on Contractor Cp.sparls’ work on the Pan Handle rail road near here. NEWS ITEMS. Very little damage was done at Christ church oemetery by the storm. One of the headstones was broken off and some of the plants, but outside of that, although on very high ground, everything seemed all right. The handsome hignum Viter hedge that has fenced in the J. Sexton plot, consisting of eight lots, for a number of years in Christ churcli oemetery, and which was so high that it seem ed like entering a large room, was sawed off within about two feet from the ground a short time ago and most of it is entirely dead. The hedge was very muoh prized by the late John Sexton who bad it planted. It seems a pity that it died, whioh was not in tended when it was trimmed down. The beautiful goldenrod is being gathered by numbers of people at presont. The best way to dry it for decorative purposes in the winter, is to hang it upside down in paper bags, UUU UIU uags UUUOb uuu piooo uu mu flowers. Gotleib Straub’s garden, on the Heights, is very bright just now. One bed of cannas and scarlet sage, bordered with geraniums with white and green foliage, is particular^ showy and the pansys are lovely. They have bloomod all summer with out ceasing. Miss Wilhelmina Hoff has returned from a visit with her aunt, Mrs. Brazilian, of Linden. Mrs. Harry Liming, of Augusta street, is visiting her sister, Mrs. M. Jacobs, of Jersey Oity Heights. She is expected home the first of the week. The men were gathering up the fallen limbs of trees Saturday. Some of the residents of George street say the light on that street, be tween the railroad and the bay, has not been lighted for two weeks. Mrs. John Wychoff, of Matawan, lias been the gnest of Mr. and Mrs. John Coyne, of George street. Mrs. Emeline Learned and daughter Mildred, of Rahway, liave been spend ing a few days with Mr. and Mrs. C. Thomas, of Second street. Arthur Newman, of Hoboken, spent Sunday with his parents on Second street. Mr. and Mrs. J. Reynolds and chil dren spent Sunday at Newark. Miss Ruth Campbell, of Main street, Sayreville township, was an out-of town visitor Saturday. Men were busy unloading coal cars on the Raritan river tracks near the Bordentown avenue bridge and filling the bins near there, Sunday. Schantz & Son have just received their fall stock of ranges. Willie Rehfuss was a Perth Amboy visitor Saturday. Mr. [and Mrs.1; Charles Barber, of George street, spent a few days with Mrs. Peter Barber of Oliffwood. Mrs. James McKenna and daughters, Mrs. John Dill and Miss Nettie Mc Kenna, of David street, and Mr. Edwards, of Second street, were en tortoinorl Ktr Mr arid A nnlpon.t’.p of South River, Saturday evening and had a delightful time. Master Loren Briggs is visiting relatives at New EgyDt. A lot of hoboes kept some of the marshals busy Friday evening watch ing them until they left the borough. A series of revival meetings, begin ning September 27 for ten nights, will be held in the M. E. church at Cheese quake. Miss Annie Conroy, of Broadway, was a Perth Amboy visitor Saturday. Miss Maud McKenna and Miss Lily Steins, of Asbury Park, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Alec Wilson, of John street. The boat house of J. A. Sexton is said to have blown down and to have been completely demolished by the late storm. Mr. and Mrs. I. Turner, of Broad way, will spend Tuesday inNew^ork oity. Mr. and Mrs. S. Rubenstein and daughters are South Amboy visitors and will remain for the Jewish holi days. Miss Ruby Slovor, teacher at Ruth erford, spent Sunday with lior parents on Bordentwon avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Voorhees have returned home from their wedding trip. The house on George street occupied by Mr. Coe, looks fine with its now coat of paint. Miss Sophie Nelius, of Jersey Oity, is visiting relatives at Bergen Hill. Real Estate a^k^page 2 MIL | fOTTENVILLE. | 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 cured. HAD STRAW RIDE Merry Party of Young People Enjoy an Outing Saturday. Saturday night a party of twelve young people fiom Tottenvillo went on a straw ride to Greenwald’s Hotel at'Oakwood. The ride was a grand success. The crowd left Tottenville at about 8 o’clock and arrived at Oak wood at 11 o’clock, were a supper was served. After supper dancing was engaged in untli after midnight when the crowd started for home. Those i-i— «r.’ r> ~ nr Larkin, Miss Lillian ^hitworth, Violet LaForge, Susan M. Chadwick, Gertrude Mnrgot, George H. Cole, H. P. VanName, D. P. Knapp, J. F. Frerichs and Lonis Keifer. DELEGATES ELECTED. ——— At the meeting of the Southern New Xork Volunteer Firemen's Association held at Stapleton reoently, delegates to represent every fire company on Staten Island at the annual conven tion to be held in New York next month, were elected. Samuel La Forge goes for Constitution Hook and Ladder Oompanv, Barnet Winant from Huguenot Engine Oompanv, and Thomas M. Byrnes from Citizens Engine Company, of Pleasant Plains. PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW. All the public sohool children, of Tottenville had a Rreat time yester day afternoon. There was a Punch and Jndy show in the Knights of Pythias Hall, on Amboy avenne, and it was well attended. W.C.T.U MEETING. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union held their monthly business meeting at the home of Mrs. W. T. Smith, Tottenville, at 8 o’clock. It was well attended and after the busi ness session was over, refreshments were served. VAN WORMERS MUST DIE. Governor Odell Refugee* to Commute Their Sentence. NEWBURG, N. Y., Sept. 22.—Gov ernor Odell has refused to grant the application of former Judge J. Rider Cady for commutation of the sentence of the Van Wormer boys, who have been condemned to death for the mur der of their uncle, Peter A. Hallen beck, in Columbia county. This was the final appeal for the three boys, and they will be put to death in the elec tric chair on Oct. 1. In refusing the application the gov ernor says: “In tile matter of the application of Willis Van Wormer, Burton Van Wor mer and Frederick M. Van Wormer for executive clemency. The prisoners were convicted In the county of Co lumbia in the month of April, 1002, upon an indictment charging them and Harvey Bruce with the crime of mur der in the first degree in killing Peter A. Ilnllcnbeck by shooting him and were sentenced to be executed. They were ably defended on the trial by skillful and experienced counsel, und the whole case was afterward careful ly reviewed by the court of appeals and the conviction affirmed, the court saying in an opinion in which all the Judges concurred thnt it was difficult if not impossible to see how any con scientious Jury could have found a \er dict other than that rendered. "The case is now before me in an application for a commutation of the sentence from the death penalty to Im prisonment for life, various ground-! being urged, the principal of which is that, allhough the evidence may have been legally sufficient to sustnin the verdict, still ‘that the design to kill, if any such design existed, was so sud denly formed ns to make it extremely doubtful whether the killing was so deliberate and premeditated as to make the olTonse the crime of murder in the first degree.’ " Married In llnsite. UTICA, N. Y.. Sept- 22.—W. Ueffi Balch of this city and his book keeper Rose I,yneh. were married on the north bound Adirondack express Jnst aftoi leaving Remsen. where Mr. B.-ileh had hastily secured the attendance of r. minister. The latter left a barber's chair half shaved to catch the train The bride's family objected to tilt match and wore sending her away. Italian llNt'd Shntcnn. UTICA, N. Y.. Sept. 22.—An Italian named Paul Muzzo was arrested dur ing the night because hp took up n po sition in fj-ont of the home of a girl lit loved and to annoy her father at inter vais peppered away at the house with TUG LAUNCHED. Was Christened by Miss Alice Schoonover Saturday Afternoon. On Saturday afternoon the big ocean going tug Frank Stevens, was launch ed at the Ellis shipyard. As the tug glided off the ways, Miss Elsie Scoon over, of Tottenville, broke the bottle of champagne over the bow and christened her. The tug was built for the Robert White Engineering Com pany, of Brooklyn, and will be towed to Erie Basin't.oday, where an engine will be installed. NEWS ITEMS Miss Ester Pullis, of South Brook lyn, is visiting her mother on Johnson avenue. William Bloodgood, the engineer at the Hadkins Bottling Works, who has been on the sick list for some time, is. slowly improving. Miss Josephine Finton, of Rahway, spent Saturday in Tottenville. m— j_i l i _ m a. _ c 17^ i ***v Diuvnutn *»uuv u * u oau Engine Company is being repaired. Christian Eicber, of New York, is putting up a house on Broadway, Tottenville. Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Hamilton have removed from Princess Bay to Main street. Miss Lillian Morgan, of South Am boy, was in Tottenville Saturday visiting her sister, Mrs. L. G. Hamil ton. Mrs. Carlos DeLeon, of Fisher ave nue, has been taken to Smith Infirm ary at West Brighton. Policeman William McDermott is back on duty again after a brief vaca tion. Edward McLigh, of Pleasant Plains, is visiting friends in Pennsylvania. Harry Gray has gone to Philadel phia. J. F. Bedell, of Main street, was in New York yesterday. ITALIAN RIOTERS KILLED. OfTlcers Obliged to L'ho Revolvers to Quell Outbreak. COOrEUSTOWN, N. Y., Sept. 22.-A riot by Italian laborers on the Oneon ta, Cooperstovn and Richfield Springs trolley road resulted in the death of one Italian and the wounding of Gen eral Manager Tilton and a deputy sher iff. The Italians are quartered in shan ties a little below the power house at Hartwick. They built an obstruction on the track. The first car which start ed south was halted. A telephone mes sage to Onoonta brought Receiver Jen nings, General Manager Tilton and several deputies. When they sot about removing the obstruction the Italians attacked them, firing pistols and throw ing stones. Mr. Tilton was hit on the right temple with a stone, and bis face was badly cut. Deputy Sheriff French received a bullet wound in the head and was also gashed with a stone. Dep uties and employees of the road re turned the fire of the Italians, and one laborer was killed. The rest were then quieted, and traffic on the road was re sumed. Seven of the rioters were ar rested and held for examination. The trouble grew out of the fact that there is duo the Italians two months' wages for work done before the road wont into the receiver’s hands, but which lie cannot pay while the road is in litigation. The laborers have been paid for all work done since the re ceivership began. CHICAGO’S CENTENNIAL. Great Celebration Begins Next Sat urday—A Six Bay*’ Programme. CHICAGO. Sept. 22.—Committees in charge oi Chicago s centennial ceit-urn - tion, which begins next Saturday and lasts until the following Thursday night, reported that tho preliminary details were practically complete and Issued a programme for the six days. Invitations have been sent out for the banquet of mayors, which takes place at the Auditorium on Thursday night. Oct. 1. More than 8,000 invitations have been Issued for the Daughters of the American Revolution reception, at which many of the members will ap pear in gowns of n hundn>d years ago. On Saturday night the centennial managers will give a reproduction of the burning of the city in 1871 in a unique display of red Are. One hun dred tons of the inflammable material will blaze on the roofs of several scores of the tallest buildings in the down town districts, and for thirty minutes the city will seem to be strug gling with a disaster similar to that which resulted in almost total destruc tion thirty-two years ngo. The scene, judging from tests recently made on one of the high buildings, will be thrill ing to the extreme, nnd the displny will surely prove an awe inspiring specta cle; FOLEYSMONEY^IAR I fcfrMMw, r»>(. rare* Ko m,platM Wo° DBRIDGE TRIP AROUND WORLD The Builders of the M. E. church will take a trip around the wTorld on the night of October 1. At the home of Mrs. Charles Campbell they -will visit Japan, Germany at Mrs. F. F. Anness, north pole at Mrs. Ira T. Spencer, then Italy at Mrs. Sarah Dally and ending at Washington at the home of Mrs. M. W. Womer. Light refreshments will be served at each stopping place and souvenirs at Japan. NEWS ITEMS Mr. John Hamilton, of New York, was in town yesterday. Miss H. V. Harding is very ill with ivy poisoning. Boynton Bios, have opened an in surance and real estate office in the Woodruff building in Railway. Fred J. Cox is the manager. Mrs. Charles Hoffman has returned home from the hospital much im proved in health. The song service in the Presbyterian church last evening was much enjoy ed. Choir and congregation entered heartily into the singing of the hymns. Mrs. A. H. Sutton is away from home for a few days. Canfleld’n Plea Chnnired. BINGHAMTON. N. Y., Sept. 22. Rlchard A. Canfield’s attorneys in court here withdrew the plea of not guilty to the celebrated gambling Indictment, with leave to interpose a demurrer. That demurrer was drawn last evening and filed this morning. Justice Sew ell will hear arguments on it next Mon day. The defendant demurs to the in dictment on the ground that It is not drawn In conformity to the sections ot the criminal code, that the facts stated in it do not constitute a crime and that more than one crime is charged in one count. Jersey School Law Invalid. TRENTON. N. J„ Sept 22.—The court of errors and appeals has rendered a decision holding the general school law of the state to be unconstitutional. This law is generally known as the Mc Kee law and was passed about two years ago. It was planned to be a gen eral revision of the school laws of the state. The decision holds that it is per missible to place cities In one class and all other municipalities in another class, but that in other respects the law is special. No opinion was filed, and It is not expected that one will be filed inside of several days. Fast Trolley Travel. BERLIN, Sept. 22.—A burst of speed at the rate of 114 miles an hour was reached Saturday on the Zossen elec tric line, but over what distance is not disclosed. The length of the line is eighteen miles. The whole line was guarded, and unprivileged observers were not permitted to approach. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Closing Stock Quotations. Money on call easy at 2% per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 606% per cent. Exchanges, $129,066,917; balances, $6,488,744. Closing prices; Amal. Copper... 44% N. Y. Central...119% Atchison. 65% Norf & West... 61 B. & 0. 79% Penn. R. R.122% Brooklyn R. T.. 37% Reading . 49% Ches. & Ohio_ 31% Rock Island — 27% Chi. & Nurthw.,157 9t. Paul .140 D. & H.J56 Southern Pac... 42% Erie. 27% Southern Ry_ 21% Gen. Electric_162 South. Ry. p£... 84% Illinois Cen. 131 Sugar .113 Lackawanna_233 Texas Pacific .. 25% Louis. & Nash.. 102% Union Pacific .. 73 Manhattan.131% U. S. Steel. 17% Metropolitan_112% U. S. Steel pf... 68% Mo. Pac.90% New York Markets. FLOUR—Neglected and nominally low er; Minnesota patents. $4.7004.95; winter straights. $3.750 3.90; winter extras. $2,900 3.25; winter patents, $3.9004.30. WHEAT—Had another severe break un der the influence of big Russian ship ments. easier cables and fine weather; December. 84%@S5%c.; May. 85%085 9-16c. RY'E— Dull; state and Jersey. 57®58%c.; No. 2 western. t>3%c., f. o. b.. afloat. CORN—Also declined a cent under bea# pressure, inspired by lower cables, favor able weather and bearish crop news; De cember, 54%064%c.; May, 54064%e. OATS—Nominal; track, white, state, 42% ©46c.; track, white, western. 42%046c. PORK—Steady; mess, $15.25016 25; fam ily, $18. LARD—Quiet; prime western steam, 8.75c. BUTTER—Firm: state dairy. 15020c; extra creamery. 21%c. EGGS—Unsettled; state and Pennsylva nia fancy mixed. 23024c.; state and Penn sylvania seconds to firsts, 19022c.; west ern extras. 23c. , , SUGAR—Raw firm; fair refining. 3%c.; centrifugal. 96 test. 3%c.; refined firm; crushed. 5.50c.; powdered. 5c. TURPENTINE -Firm at 60®60%c. MOLASSES—Firm; New Orleans. 310 42c. RICE—Firm; domestic, 4%06%c.; Japan 5%06o. i ALLOW—Quiet; city, 5c.; country. 4% 6%c. HAY—Quiet; shipping. 65070c.; good to hoice. 90095c. _ Live Stock Market. CATTLE—Market steady; choice, $5.30® 5 50; prime. $5.1005.25; fair. $3.7604.25; veal calves. $707.75. ' HOGS—Market higher: prime heavies. al.85®6.40; mediums. *6.8000.65; heavy Workers, $6.55©6.70; light Yorkers, $6,460 u50: pigs $5.906ui.lu: roughs, *405.50. SHErlP AND LAMBS-Mnrket slow; prime wethers $40 4.10; culls and common. $1.50©“- o^Jg^ambs, $5.5005.75. - WILL SEELABOR MEN President Plans Conference In the M.lier Ca3e. MITCHELL’S INFLUENCE AT WORK Miners' Lrarter In lYnnhlnirton to Prevent In trine Action That Mlsht Complicate Mutters. L'nlonlntn Much Iiluled. WASHINGTON, Sept 22. — It Is learned that Immediately after Presi dent Itoosevelt's return to Washington at the end ol’ the present motuli a eon ferenee will be held ut the White House between the chief executive and a num uer oi uK most prominent leaders or organized labor in the United States with a view to reaching an amicable settlement of the difficulties resu' pig from the president's action in the now famous "Miller case" and for the pur- ~ •+ pose of preventing a recurrence of such a situation in the future. it was announced from Oyster Ray some days ago that the president would not announce his decision in the Miller case until his return to Washington. Then John Mitchell was Informed of the president’s desire for a conference with the representatives of organized labor. Mitchell is in Washington, and it is understood from what can be learned that he will use his powerful influence' to prevent any action by the executive council of the American Fed eration of Lalior or any hasty expres sion of opinion through the medium of resolutions or otherwise, which would further complicate the situation. The prominent labor men now in Washington are much elated, although they endeavor to disguise the feeling over the apparent decision of the pres ident not to act in the Miller case until after a formal conference with the rep resentatives of organized labor. They appear to consider it as in the light of a first step towurd victory. A BIG FAILURE. Consolidated Lake ent—Loma. NEW YORK, Sept, of insolvency of an iron poration. capitalized because of its inability to pay a loan of made. An amount invested by stock holders, estimated at $30,000,000 cash, is regarded practically as lost, as the directors of the company confessed not only their inability to meet obliga tions to bankers, but also the lack of cash to pay wages. The concern's plants have been closed, several thousand men have been thrown out of employment, and the company’s property is to pass to the control of bankers, to do with it what they will in efforts to save themselves and cli ents from loss. The confession of insolvency was made by the vice president. E. Ii. San born, after a two hours' session of the directors of the Consolidated Lake Su perior company, a concern organized in the Lake Superior iron territory with the idea of supplying all the 811*01 rails required by Canadian railroads, on which a bounty is paid, and selling big surplus product of steel manufac tures in the United States. More Land For Chicago Inivprultf. CHICAGO. Sept. 22.—The University of Chicago has purchased the entire south frontage oi tne Midway nui sance between Cottage Grove and Mad ison avenues at a total consideration estimated at $1,000,000 for the land and $450,000 for the buildings. The newsi of the extensive purchases con firms the reports which have circulated in university circles for some time that tlie largest medical school in the world is to la* established on the Midw'ay. Rush Medical college will form the nu cleus of the institution. THOMAS F. BURKE . Funeral Director.. This is the only tip-to-aate Fcnbbal establishment in Perth Amboy & vicinity Officii Rksidincb 363 State St. 27 Mechanic St. Telephone 45f Telephone 46m rERTU am nor. x. j. OTl'O SPITZ, Sanitary Plumber. STOVES. RANGES, HEATERS. ' \ . Rahway RT«J. v Shop near CR Depot, 08TtCfCV'N*%J _T—TT JOHN THOMPSON \ Carton r and Builder \ Jobbing pron ptly attended to. F.9timateegtvwi CH^KX-ES TlEXTICIIs- S Painter and Papeihanger rby mail promptly attended o.