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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
The boat house of J. A. Sexton is
said to have blown down and to have
been completely demolished by the
Mr. and Mrs. I. Turner, of Broad
way, will spend Tuesday inNew^ork
Mr. and Mrs. S. Rubenstein and
daughters are South Amboy visitors
and will remain for the Jewish holi
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
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
| 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
HAD STRAW RIDE
Merry Party of Young People Enjoy an
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.
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.
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
VAN WORMERS MUST DIE.
Governor Odell Refugee* to Commute
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
“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
Was Christened by Miss Alice Schoonover
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.
Miss Ester Pullis, of South Brook
lyn, is visiting her mother on Johnson
William Bloodgood, the engineer at
the Hadkins Bottling Works, who has
been on the sick list for some time, is.
Miss Josephine Finton, of Rahway,
spent Saturday in Tottenville.
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Engine Company is being repaired.
Christian Eicber, of New York, is
putting up a house on Broadway,
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Hamilton have
removed from Princess Bay to Main
Miss Lillian Morgan, of South Am
boy, was in Tottenville Saturday
visiting her sister, Mrs. L. G. Hamil
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
Edward McLigh, of Pleasant Plains,
is visiting friends in Pennsylvania.
Harry Gray has gone to Philadel
J. F. Bedell, of Main street, was in
New York yesterday.
ITALIAN RIOTERS KILLED.
OfTlcers Obliged to L'ho Revolvers to
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
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
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
I fcfrMMw, r»>(. rare* Ko m,platM
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
Mr. John Hamilton, of New York,
was in town yesterday.
Miss H. V. Harding is very ill with
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
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
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.
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%
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
LARD—Quiet; prime western steam,
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
RICE—Firm; domestic, 4%06%c.; Japan
i ALLOW—Quiet; city, 5c.; country. 4%
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.
NEW YORK, Sept,
of insolvency of an iron
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
363 State St. 27 Mechanic St.
Telephone 45f Telephone 46m
rERTU am nor. x. j.
STOVES. RANGES, HEATERS.
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Rahway RT«J. v
Shop near CR Depot, 08TtCfCV'N*%J
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.
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