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VOL. XXV NO. 50 PERTH AMBOY, N. J.. TUESDAY, OCTOBEK 0 1003 SECOND EDITION ANOTHER PETITipN TO IMPROVE RECTOR ST. HAS BEEN PRESENTED. Property Owners Along Rector Street Between Market and Lewis Streets Ask that Bitulithic Macadam be Place on the Thorough, fare--Plan to Have Work Lay Over Until Spring But Have all Connections Made to Different Mains. A petition to pave Rector street from Market to Lewis streets, was read at .the meeting of the Board of Aldermen last night. It was signed by Maria L. Fox and thirty-four others. It asks that the bitulithic macadam be used from curb to curb, that the sidewalks be increased in width 12.6 inches and that all prelim inaries be waived. It is thought there will not be enough opposition develop to kill the improvement. According to the plan, now laid, down, it is intended»to have the work started the tirst thing next spring. In the meantime the property owners are to be notified to make all necessary taps in the water and' gas mains and sower pipe. It is the intention to get this work done this fall so as to give the trenchps all winter to settle. This is the latest of several petitions Uor the paving of Rector street which have been presented to the aldermen. The first was to have the street im proved from Smith to Lewis streets i and use the wooden block. This peti i tion was killed by a remonstrance which -was numerously signed, the property owners oil the block between Market and Smith streets being almost solid against it. The present petition has left out this block where there was so much opposition and in this way it is believed they have a major ity nf the nrnnertv owners. DECIDE FOOTBALL NOT WORSE THAN BASEBALL Forum Debated the Question Last Night- New Members were Admitted. The Young Men’s Forum held a meeting last night in Simpson M. E. lecture room. A greater part of the meeting was taken up with a debate, “Is Football more dangerous than Baseball.” On the affirmative were Herbert Gillis and Ernest Pierson, on the negative side, Ralph Beers and Arthur Colyer. It was decided that it was not more dangerous. The committee who are now looking for new headquarters, for the Forum, had no report. The following new applicants were admitted: Oscar Rassmnsseq, George Garris, John Peterson and Edwin /AVebb. The applications from a uum | flier of others for admission were re p coived and they will be decided upon | between now and next Monday even l-J ■SEXTON'S PUZZLE. picture represents the name of an IgFoId popular son?. Can you guess it? ' \ The winder of yesterdays piize Is Miss Hessie Johansen 04 Market st.. Perth mboy. The answer to yesterda- s nuzzle Is Pocked in the Cradle of the deep. GRAND PR‘ZE OFFER. lie prize for to-day will be I Bottle Hulye s Saltid Assorted Nuts. Balloon Tag was returned last n'ght by Arthur Seger, 37 Patersin St., he received I BOX HULYERS CANDY. Balloon goes up tonight at 7.30. . ' • / * ■ CATHOLIC CLUB HAS ELECTION. Entire Governing Body Changed. at the Annual Meeting Last Night. PLANS FOrTeCEPTION j Large Attendance at the Meeting- Report Shows Society in Excellent Cordition— Preparations for Reception Show it will be an Elaborate Affair—Club Prom ises to be an Important Feature. At the meeting of the Catholic Club, I held in the cinb house, 1C Smith street, last night, new officers and an entire new Board of Governors were elected for a year. The following are the new officers of the club: Presi dent, Rev. B. T. O’Connell; first vice president, William F. Campbell; sec ond vice president, John Berger;1 financial secretary, James Rhodes; recording secretary, Alexander Soko linski; treasurer, John Campbell; librarian, Thomas Fitzgerald; assist ant librarians, J. L. Clancy and1 Dennis Coughlan. The new Board of Governors is as follows: Rev. B. T. O’Connell, John Mulligan, John Bnrgen, Michael Harriagn, James Clark, William Mur tagh, Thomas Maher, George Brennan, Vincent Costello and John Waters. The club decided that they would hold a reception and dance about the middle of November and the follow ing committee will make all arrange ments in regards to the hall to be secured and the date of the affair: John Bergen, James Pender, Janies Clark, William Fitzgerald, William Murtagh. The report for the year showed the club to be in first class financial con dition and has a larger membership than ever before. All of the members will now devote as tmuch of their time as possible to get things in order for the coming reception. TELEPHONE ORDINANCE. Oi.e Granting Franchise to Jer sey Central Brought up at Council Meeting. Alderman Gannon made an effort to tiavo the ordinance granting a frnu 3liise to the Central Jersey Telephone Company, passed on second reading at the meeting of the Board ot Aldermen last night. Jnst before the meeting adjourned lie moved that the ordi nance be taken up. Tl.o motion was sarried nnd City Clerk Kielley stated as the ordinance had never been print ad, he would have to get the original 3opv. When this was learned and after he had started to get the ordin ance, the aldermen suggested that the matter go over until the next meeting aid Alderman Gannon agreed to allow it to romain on second reading for the present. The telephone comiany, it is under stood, has Dlayed apart in Democratic politics of late, creating no little friction when the attempt to get into New Brunswick was made. For real estate see page 2. S. J. MASON, Civil Engineer. 102 Smith Street. YIEHMANN’S NOMINATION IS PRACTICALLY ASSURED. Democratic County Convention Being Held Today—Toward the Last the Race for Senatorial Nomination Narrows Down to New Brunswick's Mayor-Assembly men are Still in Doubt. Special to Hie t.nentng sews. New Brunswick, Oct. 6:—The Democratic county convention is in session here today. Aside from nam ing the committees nothing was done before the adjournment was taken until 2 o’clock. It is learned on good authority, however, that Mayor George,A. Viehmann, of New Bruns wick, will be nominated for senator. For assemblymen nothing is definite ly known, although Mr. Pierce, of South Amboy, is mentioned. County Chairman George S. Silzer called the' convention to order at 12.30 o’clock and he was made temporary chairman. Charles Ander son, of South River, was made tem porary secretary. The following committees were then appointed: Platform—J. A. Coau, South Ambov; Willard P. Clark, New Brunswick, and Thomas S. Quin, of Carteret. Credentials—Richard White, Perth Amboy; James T. Cox, New Bruns wick, and Joseph Mark, South River. Permanent organization—Joseph Strieker, Perth Amboy; William Faulkner, New Brunswick, and George S. Kohlhell, Milltown. Rule—J. V. D. Field, Piscataway ; Henry Worndorsfer, East Brunswick, and John H. Becker, New Brunswick. This closed the mofhiug session and adiournmeut was taken until 2 o’clock. It is understood that Mr. Silzer will oe made permanent chairman, and Mr. Anderson, permanent secretary. The woods are full of assembly nomi nees and the ticket in that regard is hard to pick. CONFERENCE OVER BRIDCE. Freeholder Haney and W. A. Bel cher Visit President of Borough of Manhatten. SCHEME APPROVED. Freeholder George J. Haney and W. A. Belcher, President of the Chamber of Commerce, were in con ference with the president of the Bor ough of Manhattan, New York City, yesterday, concerning the proposed bridge over Staten Island sound, be tween this city and Tottenville. This morning it was said they had received much encouragement and that the Tottenville side would begin taking an active interest in pushing the pro ject. The New York officials, it was said, showed considerable interest in the project and promised to take it up with the proper officials in the near future. In the meantime Mr. Haney and James M. Glenn will continue to work for the idea on this side. Mr. Haney’s trip to Washington had good results, it is said, and the war depart ment is to take the matter up. It is denied by those interested that this is all a dream. They declare the project is uot oi\ly possible, but it is now very probable. / REVIVALlF OLD PLAYS. Free Kindergarten Benefit Held First Rehearsal Last Night In Wilder Hall. The play to be given for the benefit of the Free Kindergarten will be held November 12 in Wilder Hall. It has been decided to have a revival of the old plays that delighted the former generation. One of these plays to be given is “Box and Cox" and the other is “Loan of Love.” The cast for these has not yet been completed al though the first rehearsal was held in Wilder Hall Inst night. Between the plays, several numbers will be given by local and New York talent. MINISTERS’ ALLIANCE. Minister’s Alliance, of Perth Am boy, will hold their first meeting this f ill in the Parlors’ ot the Presbyter- j i>i% ohoreh at 2 o’clock tomorrow! afternoon. Rev. S. T. Jackson will speak on “Evangelistic Work.” R ESTAU RANT There is only one in Perth Amboy , tnd that is WORK ELLS every thing in season, everything 1st class, fel. Call 200, L. 2. 46 Smith St. \ i ORDINANCE ISPASSED. Excise Board Can Now be Made up of All One Party if Voters Choose. NAME FIVE EACH. The ordinance concerning the new Excise Board was passed bv the alder men last night. It was taken np on second and final reading. Some dis cussion took place as to what the out come would be, but it was shown to the satisfaction of all that the new system would be legal. Formerly the Board of Excise was elected, each political party nominat ing three candidates. The five candi dates receiving the highest vote were declared elected. This always left three of one party and two of the other in the board. Under the new system just chosen, the parties will name five candidates each and the five highest will be elected, thus the board can be made up entirely of one parry. In discussing the matter, Alderman Gannon stated that this new system had been declared constitutional in Jersey City and he was certain it would hold here. Alderman-at-Large KnbrAPt; nlen rloplarotl tliat thn n o «• system would be legal. EXPECTTO "START WORK TOMORROW Cheeseborough Plant Being Pushed Today—Will be Completed by January. At the Cheeseborough Vaseline plant tilings are being rnshed for the com pany exoects to be able to start at least twenty girls at work tomorrow. The cooperage bnilding is nearly com pleted and as soon as the masons are through the roof will be put on. The work on all of the other buildings is progressing rapidly and the plant will tie all finished by the first of January. WON PRIZES Mrs. A. P. Hanson, of High street, jn Friday, accompanied Mrs. P. Sond srgaard, of Matawan, to the Inter State fair a Trenton, where the latter lad several articles of fancv *vork on exhibition. Among them was a beau tiful Haidanger centerpiece,for which she received first prize, and an em broidered zephyr snowflake mantel piece cover, for which she also re ceived first prize. The work was beaut if nl and much admired. P. NYCREEN, Successor to L. Albert & Co. ...Photographic Studio... Everything in Portrait. Landscape and Interior Photography. P. O. Building. Perth Amboy, N. J \ V NEW ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY IS AFTER A LOCAL FRANCHISE. Carteret Electric Light and Power Company Anxious to Enter Perth Amboy—Ordinance Granting Franchise Passed on First Reading —Streets in Which Poles May be Erected are Named and Other Privileges Sought. ----- — - - ■ CITY HALL PARK WILL HAVE CANNON. G. A. R. Will Place One there— I A Relic of the Civil War. REPAIR THE STATUE. Gift ot Scandinavian Citizens in Tad Condi tion—Fence to be Fixed-Cannon will have Pite of Cannon Balls Beside it— Would have it Face High Street In Front of Statue. The City Hall park is to have an other ornament. A civil war cannon and a pile of cannon balls is to be placed there as a gift of Major James H. Dandy Post G. A. R., of this city. At the same time the statue of George Washington, which was presented by the Scandinavian citi'zens, is to be put in good condition and the fence sur rounding it repaired. At the meeting of the Board of Aldermen, last night, Alderman-at large Eckert said he had been waited upon bv members of the G. A. R. They stated that they had in their possession an old cannon which they would like to have placed in the park. It was stated that they also had some old cannon balls which they would pile about it, adding to the appear ance. The aldermen granted the G. A. R. permission to place the cannon. It has been suggested that the place for it should be in front of the Wash ington statue, pointing down High street. The G. A. R. it is under stood, will furnish the necessary foun dation. Alderman Runyon brought up the matter of the monument. He said it was in bad condition and the fence needed repairing. This will be ~ AA_.1 „ ,1 A. _ UklVUlkV'l IVl ATHLETIC EXHIBITION. High School Students Plan to Play at Enclosed Grounds Saturday. At the close of this morning’s session at the High School, Miss Vaughan made a short address. She spoke of the football game to be plaved Satur day on the enclosed grounds and also announced that two picked teams from the young ladies of the High School, would play basketball. The names of these players will not be made public before the end of the wTeek. The members of the Athletic Asso biation will be admitted free, High School students and scholars of the sixth, seventh and eighth grades will be charged ten cents and all others 15 bents. A large crowd is expected. High School athletes are great favorites with the public and are always en couraged in their work. This affair was arranged for the benefit of the Athletic Association, which is en deavoring to supply the football team with the necessary outfits. Real Estate column page 2 Skill, Accuracy, Carefulness. These are three things always in evi dence is our presetiption work. L5i^_ your prescriptions to us for the best , suits. Prices low , quality the best. 3* Parisen's Prescription Pharmr 4 A — Perth Amboy may have cneaper electric lights when the next contract is given ont. At the^meeting of the Board of Alderman, last night, an ordinance was passed on first reading granting a franchise to the Carteret Electric Light and Power Company to enter this city. The ordinance will he printed and is laid over until the next meeting. For some time the Carteret Com pany has been working quietly in this city in an effort to extend its line here and their plans had been so far advanced as to warrant the applica tion for a franchise being introduced last night. Alderman Campbell was absent, but all the other aldermen voted in the affirmative on the firet reading. From what could be learned after the meeting it is the opinion that Perth Amboy is paying too much for its lighting and that with the new company in the field the price will be greatly reduced. The Central Electric Company has ihe monopoly in this city, New Brunswick, Metuchen and Rahway. In Wood bridge and Carteret alone, where the independent com pany is, is there any opposition. The Carteret Company lias the contract to light those two places. It is argued * that not only will the city at large be benefitted, but the merchants and all who have electricity in their homes will be able to demand better service and a cheaper rate. The stieets named in the ordinance introduced la^t night are Smith, Woodbridge road)^ashmgton, High, State, Fayette, Fr&at, Masfeet 4nd_J| New Brunswick avenue. It grante*,i^ permission to maintain underground conduits, cables, wires and manholes for electric conductors in the streets. The ordinance was introduced by Alderman Runyon. It is understood that there are enough aldermen in favor of the new company to pass it. CHILDREN IN PATH OF RUNAWAY HORSE l Belonged to Ellis Wait—Was at Ceittal Freight Station Slight Damage While Ellis Wait was at the Central Railroad freight station this morning attending to some business, his horse took fright at a passing train and ran away. The animal dashed up Smith street across the Central Railroad tracks and narrowly missed knocking down several people, among them several small children. At the corner of Smith and Maple streets the animal was eanglit. The damage was slight. LADIES’ AID BALL. Thursday night the Ladies Aid Society. of St. Paul’s German church, will hold their first annual hall and reception. Prof. Steinhauser’s full orchestra has oeen engaged for the cccasio t The fl tor will he put in first class condition for (lancing and the people cannot itexp enjoying them cal rue WEATHER. d The forecast received at the local Signal | Station is forfair and warmer. / ’ 0