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; o< AU The News From Surrounding Towns. >> SOUTH AMBOY j BIRTHDAY SURPRISE. Mr. and Mrs. Skimmons Entertain In Honor of Mr. Skimmons’ Birthday. A surprise birthday party assembled at the home of Mr.* and Mrs. Skim ons, on Main street, to celebrate Mr. Skimmon’s 55th birthday, Saturday evening, at 8 o’clock. Among the guests present were Rev. and Mrs. H. Hampton, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stults, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fulton, Mr. and ' Mrs. Andrew Dill, Justice and Mrs. ‘•v Robert Mason, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Skimmons, Mr. Charls Campbell and^ Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bloodgood. ^ The evening passed very pleasantly in social chat and reminiscences of the past, when social gatherings were the order of the day some time back. An elegant supper was served, the table being beautifully arranged with flower and fruit. A number of pres ents were received by Mr. Skimmons, among them being a handsome um brella from a number of the members of the M. P. churcfi, of which he is a prominent member, and a box of fine cigars from the engineer of the train on which Mr. Skimmons is conductor —a freight train running from South Amboy to Point Pleasant. The guests dispersed after an enjoyable evening I and with wishes for many returns of the day. i ATTENDED ANNIVERSARY. • _ Delegates from Sterling_Teirple Go to New Brunswick. ^ Five of the members of Sterling Temple No. 18, Ladies of the Golden Bagle, of this borough, attended the anniversary of Banner Temple No. 8, Laoies of the Golden Eagle, of New Brunswick, Saturday'evening, and nad a delightful time. Refreshments of ioe cream, etc., were served and an entertainmont given in the even ing. A number of the Grand Temple officers were there also. To those who remained over till Sunday, a splendid dinner was Served at the residence of Mrs. Hartough, on George street. PUMPKINS SCARCE. “We’re some pumpkins” says two pumpkins in Rhefuss’bakery window. They are said to be the first and only pumpkins the suburban farmers have brought into own this season. Is .it possible we have got to go without pumpkin pies the coming winter, or will the farmers scarce up some more of the delicious vegetables,or pie fruit instead of scaring the people? RUMOR WITHOUT FOUNDATION. The rumor, now current, that the Terra Cotta company’s business is about to burst up in this borough, we j are assured on good authority, is en / tirely unfounded. They have laid off Q three of their outside men on account of business being a little slack, the f men having been hired extra when they first started, but there is no /lonnov nf a f •« 11 n ro in hlicinpaa. W fl are glad to be able to state, if what our informant stated is correct. He is in a position to know. KEEP BUSINESS GOING. It is said that the owner, Mr. M. Welsh, of the' John street bakery, in tends keeping the bakery business go ing and has hired a New York baker in the bake shop, J. VanOleaf to ran the wagon and Mrs Willia Monahan to take charge of the store. MEDAL FOR SCHOLARS. Rev. H. M. P. Pearse, rector of Christ church, is giving a silver cross medal to each one of the Sunday | v school scholars who wlli learn and U Veoite perfectly,the church catechism. ^^Aohn Cozzens and Janies Manhattan J^have each received one ana are very proua of them. WILL BE ALL BRICK. Rehfuss has concluded he will have his new building on Broadway, a brick building entire, instead of the upper stories being frame and the i lower one of brick. After considering ' the expense of keeping a frame build ing in repair, painting, etc., he con cluded a brick building in the long run would pay best,even though more expensive at first. The men who have m rde the largest fortunes in business are those who have been the most extensive adver tiser^ ' i. * ' 1 NEWS ITEMS. D. Watson and daughter Nettie, of Elizabeth, are visiting relatives in town. Miss Dora Mclntire, of the M. E. parsonage, is visiting her sister at Camden. Mrs. Gamble, of Meclianicsville, is recovering from an attack of appendi citis without going to a hospital for an operation as it was feared she would be compelled to do. Dr. Meachem is attending her. Francis Huddle brought a lot of Hungarians into town Sundav. They went to New York and made their re turn trip to Ernston again in Mr. Huddle’s wagon. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Metz and child, of Camden, were the guests of Mrs. Metz’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Everett, of Bordentown avenue, Sun day. Charles Rose has had new side walls put in his house in Second street. P. Monahan’s new building, so long under way, is at last finished, it is said. M. Kaufman has got to have the side of his buildng next to Chris Reh fuss’, rebuilt since the market was removed. Mrs. Philip Dangler’s mother, Mrs. Lohman, who has been seriously ill hope of her reoovery, wa9 able to walk down stairs Sunday. Mrs. I. B. Martin and daughter Beatrice, of Broadway, enjoyed a drive to.Soutli River, Sunday. The holes in that John street side walk have not been filled in vet. Will Lee, laundry man on Henry street, is quite ill. It is said that he is receiving treatment from a hospi tal and looks badly. Mr. and Mrs. George Hochberger, Miss Lena Hochborger, Messrs. John and Louis Ott, of Ernston, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kirchenmaun, of Mat awan, visited Mrs. Barbara Rhefuss, of Ernston, Sunday. Walter Mundy caught a quantity of bonkers in his net Friday, but very few good fish. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Fisher, of John street, and guest, Miss Eliza Herring, of Bordentown, went by train Saturday evening to meet Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Sexton, of Broad way, at Newark, where they had gone in their launch Glance, after which the party went to the theatre. Max Kaufman, of Broadway, was out for_the first time since he was taken sick, today, Sunday, but not as yet fully recovered. Mrs. McCloud and daughter Lizzie were out of town visitors Sunday. Mr. Glich visited his wife on Sun day, at Roosevelt hospital, in New York City. Mrs. Noah Furman, of John street, and maid are spending a month at Mrs. Furman’s son-in-law’s, Con gressman B. F. Howell, cottage at North Spring Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dayton and OUU, U1 X Ul in »UJUUJ | * inivtug Mr. and Mrs. John Dayton ,of George street. Mr. and Mrs. Gnstav Chevalier have moved to this borough from NewYork and are residing in John street. Mrs. H. Petty and daughter Sallie, of Second street, and sister, Mrs. Sarah Oompou, of First street, spent Friday at Matawan. Mr. and Mrs. Lopper, of Hacken ack, are the guests of Mrs. George Lahne, of Bordentown a enue. Hugh Boyd, editor of New Bruns wick Home News, was in town Thurs day and again on Saturday evening Cliris Rehfuss, of Broadway, was a New York visitor Saturday 9. The new light in front of the Cen tral depot on Broadway, is a great improvement, enabling horses and carriages to be driven towards the de pot without endangering the lives of people and horses too, on durk nights. Mrs. Jennie Rne, of Main street, is visiting her sister, at Monmouth Junction, on account of her health, hoping a change of air will be bene ficial. Mrs. Samuel Docker was quite ill at her home on Broadway, but is better. The operation on Mrs. Glick, at Roosevelt Hospital, was performed on Wednesday, and Saturday evening the patient was doing nicely. Jacob Sprague, of Trenton, spent Sunday with his parents on Second street. It is said that five thousand and six hundred people were at the Trenton Fair Thursday. It is also said that during the week over five hundred went from this borough. | TOTTENVILLE. |; _ The Evening News is on sale'at Ost bnrgs’ 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. FOUND MAN’S BODY IN PRINCESS BAY. Was Towed Ashore by Fishermen — May Be a Tugboat Employe The body of an unidentified man was found floating in the water of Princess Bay late Saturday afternoon, by two men who were out fishing. They towed it ashore at Princess Bay. Coroner Schaeffer was notified and yesterday morning he viewed the body and gave a permit ?ur’ the re moval to the Stapleton morgue. The body will be kept a few days and if friends or relatives do not call for it, it will be buried at the city’s expense. The body is that of a me chanic and might be a tug boat engi neer or fireman, for he is dressed in blue overalls and jumper. I TO CARE FOR DOG. The S. P. O. A. Sooietv. of New Brighton, sent an agent anil the am bulance to Tottenville yesterday after noon to secure a big (log, , which had been lying in Main street since Sun day. The dog was apparently sick or dying. It will be cared for at the rooms of the society until it gets better'or dies. A GREAT SUCCESS. The fair held by the Daughters of Dorcas Society of Mt. Zion clinreh, at Rossville, last week, was a greater success than the ladies ever thought it would ne. The literary and music al program were greatly enjoyed by both young and old. _ V WAS LADIES’ NIGHT. Last night was what is known as Ladies’ Night at the meeting of Rich mond Lodge No. 80, Knights of Pythias, and the members entertained the ladies in the K. of P. Hall with a musical program aud a lecture by a Mr. Beers, of New York. BENEFIT FAIR A social for the benefit of the candy booth, at the fair of Woodrow M. E church, Huguenot, will be held at the nome of James Smith, Hugnenot, to night. Beside having a good time, refreshments of all kinds will be sold. Morse Shipyard Hail to Close. NEW YORK, Oct. 0. Exactions of walking delegates and maladministra tion of labor unions have driven tic* Morse Iron Works and IM'.v Dock com pany of this city into the hands of a receiver, depriving 2,'Joo men of work. aggregating $21>,000 and closing a $2. 000,000 plant, perhaps the largest of its kind on the Atlantic coast. This not because the union scale of wages wa> refused, but because the men would not do any work while they had union overseers who permitted them to daw dle while getting full wages and walk ing delegates would not let them work under overseers representing the em ployers Who discharged those that shirked the labor due. SOUTH AMBOY Will Rehfnss and Bob Hyers were Matawan visitors Friday. > W. D. Dayton, of George street, is repairing his house, shingling the roof, etc. Peaches would be a sight for sore eyes if they could be seen around here. The grocers say even California peaches are too higli to reach this season. Miss Rae Wolff, of Bergen Hill, and Mrs. G. Green, of Broadway, are en tertaining guests from Mew York. Conterfeit twenty-five and fifty cent pieoes are floating about town. Look out for them. There was quite a large crowd left this borough Sunday morning 6n the excursion to Irvington, N. Y. j The new hymnals, called the “Chapel Hymnals,” for the jPresbv terian ^hurcnh, have very’prestj light green covers and the memfter% are very muohjpieaaed with the change in the hymns. ' 4 1 / AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. Machine Strnck Big Stone on Amboy Ave nue and was Badly Damag d. The bie touring automobile recently purchased by George L. Harrison, of Pleasant Plains, now lies in Mr. Harrison’s back yard a total wreck and Mr. Harrison had a narrow escape from death Sunday afternoon, when the car strnck a big stone in the mid dle of Amboy avenue, just as the cat passed Bethel M. E. church. Mr. Harrison, with a party of lady friends, had started out for a ride, and when they arrived at Bethel M. E. church the ladies decided that they would like to get out. They had got ten ont and Mr. Harrison had started the automobile, when happening to look hack he noticed that the rear door was not closed properly. He checked the speed of the automobile and was just about to jump to the ground when the machine hit the stone. The automobile was upset and badly damaged. A second accident occurred on Bay street, Stapleton, S. I., the victims being Miss Gertrude Chapman, of Oakland, Cal., and George Banker and John Lovejoy, of Broad street, Philadelphia. CLAM CHOWDER SOCIAL The Epworth League, of Bethel M. E. church, Amboy avenue, held a successful clam chowder social in the lecture room of the church Friday evening. It was well attended and a neat sum of money was realized. ELECT OFFICERS TONIGHT At the meeting of the Daughters of the King Society, of St. Stephen’s church, tonight, the election of officers will take place. All members are requested to attend at promptly 8 o’clock. - • Mrs. Sarah Winant, wife of Henry W. Winant, died at her home, Rich mond Valiev, on Saturday night at the age of sixty-nine years. The fun eral will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon. Interment will be in Bethel M. E. cemetery. James Sheller, forty years old, died at his home, on Amboy road, Princess Bay, Saturday evening at 6.30 o’clock. | Mr. Sheller was very popular. The funeral will take place at 3.30 o’clock this afternoon. Interment will be in Bethel M. E. cemetery. MISS FORMAN ENTERTAINED Miss Elizabeth Forman gave a re ception at her home in Princess Bay, Sunday afternoon, in honor of her friend. Miss Viola Girgeu, of New York, who was visiting her. In the evening Miss Forman, Miss Girgen, Milton Mersereau and Lester Rogers u’orn on tovto l noil of flic* lintno rtf TVT i CK Alice Edwards, of Broadway, Totten ville. FOOTBALL. The Keystone football team of Elt ingville, has now beon organized and on Saturday they defeated a New York team by the score of 12 to 5. Next Saturday they will play a local team. Will Represent King tUhvnrd. WASHINGTON. Oct. »>.—Acting Sec retary of State Adee has been advised that Arthur S. Itaikes. the British charge d'affaires, has received the com mand of King Edward to represent his majesty personally at the service to be held today in memory of Sir Mi chael H. Herbert, the late British am bassador to this country. Major Maude, military secretary to the gov ernor general of Canada, will be pres ent as the representative of I.ord Min to. Dentil of (General .lohiiNon. RICHMOND. Yu.. Oct. ti.—General Bradley T. Johnson is dead at the home of his son, Bradley S. Johnson, at Rock Castle, in Goochland county. Ya.. of Bright's disease. The body will be con veyed to Baltimore for burial beside the grave of his wife. A Confederate veteran escort of honor will accompany the remains to the place of burial. Cowboys Killed (Bn Sellers. MISSOULA. Mont.. Oct. »>. At Trout Creek. Mont., a saloon keeper named Ragsdale anil his bartender, name un known. were shot and killed by cow boys whom Ragsdale had ordered out of his place. Sheriff Thompson of Mis soula county has gone to Trout Creek with a posse. FOIEYSHONET™TAR tmrcf’llr'-ect miw Jfa mplmt— WOODBRIDCE TOWNSHIP. | w OO DBRIDGE ENTERTAINED FRIENDS. Miss Dorothea B. Boynton enter tained a number of her friends on Saturday evening. Part of the even ing was devoted to cards and the other part of dancing. Everyone liad a de lightful time. Those present were tlie Misses Natalie Edgar, Carrie T"nng, Helen Brewster and Grace I j^wster, Messrs. Clancy Boynton. T-^is Edgar, Francis Drake, Percy Blown, Will Holbrooke and Louis Valentine. TRIAL F'HAYWOOD. Schmitz Test itleil to Sci-Idk Hay wood Shoot. IiALEIOH, N. <’., G<*t. ♦». — The <]<* fense in tlie trial of Ernest Haywood for tlie murder of Ludlow Skinner be gan the examination of tlieir witnesses. Willis Briggs, a Ualeigh newspaper re porter, saw only tlie second shot when Skinner was in the street. It. N. Siiniris. a lawyer of Ualeigh, testitied that he was close to tlie men and saw Hay wood and Skinner in conversation at the end of the post office on the daj*of the tragedy. Skinner struck Haywood and sprang back about eight feet and left the snlewaiU. with his lack to Hay wood- at the time of the first shot. He did not see Skinner at the second shot, as he had passed behind a wagon. Bernard Schmitz, lawyer, of Balti more. testified that he saw Skinner grasp Haywood by the coat and then strike him. Skinner then sprung back, and ut this time Haywood shot while Skinner was using his hands us if try ing to draw a pistol and had started to advance again. FATAL COLLISION. Southern Pncilic Work Train Crash ed Into Flat Cars. LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Oct. ti.—Four railroad laborers were killed and thir teen injured, two of them probably fa tally. in a collision at a tunnel on the Southern Pa el tic railroad. The train left Driver Station and proceeded to Chatsworth. where 100 men were taken aboard the tirst car. which was loaded with railroad steel and construction material. The engine wits placed Whiled the train and push ed it out on tbe new cutoff. The en gineer for some unknown reason did not slaekeiA speed, and the first car. laden with the laborers, crashed into two “dead" cars on tbe track. The impact doubled both cars up like jackknives and threw the men into the air on all sides. The majority sav ed themselves by jumping, but many were injured by tlie flying pieces of steel. Haleittlt Voted Down Saloon*. RALEIGH. N. C.. Oct. ti.—Raleigh by a majority of 1!*4 voted against the sa loons and in favor of one dispensary. The law goes into effect on Jan. 1, and twenty-three saloons will then he clos ed. The contest was a hard one. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Closing Stock (tuotutlons. Money on call firmer at S'- per cent Prime mercantile paper. tj&tj'a per cent. Exchanges, fH5.titiS.Sii0; balances, f7.121,159. Closing prices; m x” a.' Hitt Atchison........ 63% Norf. & West... 5. * B. & O. 74% Penn. R. R.118% Brooklyn R. T.. 33% Reading .47% C. .C..C. A- St. L. 71 Rock Island .... 24% Ches. & Ohio... 29% St. Paul .136% Chi. & Northw .157% Southern Pae.. 41% Erie. 27% Southern Ry.... 18% Gen. Electric.... 149% South. Ry pf. . 76% Illinois Celt.129% Sugar .111% Lackawanna_233% Texas Pacific 23% Louis. & Nash.. 97% Union Pacific .. 7n% Manhattan.13n% U S. Steel l.% Metropolitan_105% 1" S Steel pf... 63% Missouri Pae.... 88% West. Union.... 81% New York Market*. FI-OUR—Unsettled and easier: Minneso ta patents. $4.7004.90; winter straights, $3.7503.9(1: winter extras, $2.9003.25; winter patents, $3.9004.30. WHEAT—Weak and much lower on heavy Russian shipments, depression in cables and western markets and liquida tion; December, 83 11-16084 3-10c.; May, 82 15-16',<83%c. RYE—Dull; state and Jersey. 57058%c.; No. 2 western. 60%c., f o h.. afloat. CORN—Declined also, reflecting lower cables, favorable weather and crop news, the wheat heaviness and absence of out side support; December. 51051 %c.; May. 49%05Oc. OATS—Nominal; track, white, state. 41% ®46r.; track, while, western, 41%®46c. PORK—Easy; mess. $13.75014.50; family. $19. LARD—Dull; prime western steam. S 25c BUTTER—Steady: state dairy, 15019c.; extra creamery. 20c. CHEESE—Steady; state, full cream, fancy, small, colored, 12%c.; small, white. 12%c!; large, colored. 12c.: large, white, 12c. I EGGS—Unsettled: state and Pennsylva nla fancy mixed. 25026c.; state and Penn sylvania seconds to firsts. 21024, .; westeijr' extras, 25c. , SUGAR Raw' nominal: lair retinll g, % . centrifugal. 96 test. 8 29-S2C.; rei quiet; crushed, 5.40c powdered. 4.90c TURPENTINE—yuiet at 60060%,. MOLASSES— Steady; New Orlear 42c. RICE—Steady; domestic. 4%06 pan. 5%06c. TALLOW—Easy; city. 4%c 4%04%c. HAY—Easy; shipping. 60070c. choice. S0<8'85c. Live Slock Market. CATTLE Lower: choice, 8.25106.50; prime. $4.9005.10; fair. $3.40®| 9ri; veal calves. $707.50. HQ.GS— Lower; prime heavy. .$006.45; mediums. $6.5006.55; heavy York s. $6 450 6.6o: light Yorkers, $6.2506.35; pi; $606.10; roughs. $405.75. SHEEP AND LAMBS—Slow and lower: Srlme wethers. $3.8504; culls and Shimon, ..500,2; choice lambs. S5.7O041.lo f ~ \. ARMED WITH PISTOL Peter Olsen Elliott Desperate* ly Tries to See President. PHYSICIANS ADJUDGE HIM INSANE Uunrila a* the White Mouse W era Alert ami Kept the Maniac From Dating Injury—lie Wit a Lurked Ip, WASHINGTON, Oct. 0.—A ilesper utc liHtid to hand encounter with an ami d insane man who \v»s detprmin ed to see I ‘resident ltoosevelt occurred in the vestibule of tic- White House. The man, who gave bis name us Pe ter Elliott and lih; home as Minneapo lis. Minn., was overpowered by the of ficers on duty at the White House en trance and carried to a police van which had been summoned. He was placed in the van in the custody of two officers. Seeming to realize then for the first time that lie was under arrest. Elliott began a furious struggle with his captors. He drew a revolver from the right side pocket of his trousers and attempt ed to shoot Officer .lames Chile. The officer grabbed his hand and wrenched the weapon from hist grasp. Elliott’s struggles were so tierce, however, that the two officers in the erauified quar ters of the van were unable to over come him. Officer Oiscle then drew his revolver and tired two shots to at tract attention. Chief Usher Thomas Stone and Of ficer Parker of the house force, who luid assisted in carrying Elliott to the van. attracted by the shots, rushed hack to the vehicle and assisted in over powering him. The police surgeons after a careful examination of Elliott have certified that he Is insane. An order was issued immediately for his removal to the St. Elizabeth Hospital For the Insane. Elliott declared he went to the White House because the president asked him to come and see him. He said he ^ carried a pistol to protect himself and did not intend to do any harm to the ^R| president. ij^^B lie had carefully planned to meet ^^B the president and. according to his own ^HB story, was withjn a few feet of Mr. ^Bg Roosevelt in the Grace Hutch Reform- Ijj ed elmrcli while the president and his H| two hoys were at worship. That belief • -\• i --d by the secret serviw BJgfigg Elliott gave his occupation as that ^Bp|P of a machinist. He said he had lived in this country for eleven years, moat of the time in Minneapolis. Minn. He said he came to Washington from Pat erson. X. J. WHITE HOUSE CRANK. Peter Olaen Elliott. Well Known !■ >1 in i»en poll a. MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Oct. 6.—Pe ter Olsen Elliott, also known .as Peter Olsen, who was taken into custody at tlie White House, is a well known South Minneapolis character. Two weeks ago lie told friends that he was "going to Washington to occupy the White House." They thought he was joking. He disappeared, and nothing was heard of him until it was made known that lie haU attempted to see the president. Elliott is of Danish birth and speaks the Swedish language. His name was formerly Olson, which he changed about a year ago for personal reasons. He is a strong socialist, an anarchistic talker and was a well known sight on street corners. Exploption Killed Three. MOBILE. Ala.. Oct. By the explo sion of a boiler In the sawmill of Thom as Metcalfe, seven miles south of Mo bile, Thomas Metcalfe, proprietor, and cp.,..w Crockett and Tim David, ne jriv) (>i ..<>• <*t ’fist tic a1 ii *s anil two ot'">r persons were in ured. THOMAS F. BURKE Funeral Director.. This is the only np-te-aate Fi-serjw. establishment iu Perth Amboy <£ \iclni y Offick Rbsidekce 363 State St. 27 Mechanic St. Telephone 45t T e’ephone 46m PERTH AM BUT. A". J .’SMS?. SH.t.H5ZSHSESciSaSKr-?Sa4>SESc,S2-S*«s*ia:»**B»»«»MBi j CARTERET BUSINESS o_COLUMN_^ twasesaas 'sasasasaspsa* 2535,35? W OTTO SPITZ, Sanitary Plumber. STOVES, RANGES, HEATERS. Rahway Ave. Shop near C R Depot, CarterOt,N>«J* JOHN THOMPSON Cirpen r and Builder Jobbing pron ptly attended to. Estimate*gi»ea FORT READING, N. J. TExnertsr'si Painter and Papethanger A! order* by mail promptly attead* I a, CARTERET.N.J.