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<* All V The News From Surrounding Towns. >o
south Amboy j
Was from Keyport and Had Evident
ly Fallen from Freight
The body of a man was found Tues
day night on the Central railroad, not
far from the P. R. R. station. His
namo was John Bodner, and he had
been working for the American Cut
lery Company, of Keyport, and left
there about noon, Tuesday. He bad
a slight gash in nis head and one of
his arms was broken. He was lying
beside one of the tracks nnd it is sup
posed that he might have been riding
on a freight train, or on the 9.50 a.
m. from this place and been thrown
off while going around the curve. He
had eighty-four cents in his pocket
and some business oards from a hotel
in Newark. It is said that he had a
brother in Newark and also a cousin
in this borough by the name of No
baoh. Acting coroner Scnlly was
notified and took the body to his
No Clue to the Thief who Took the Money
from Bureau Drawer.
No clue has yet been obtained to the
thief who stole the money from a
bureau drawer locked, anil in a room
with no outside entrance, supposedly
at night when all were asleep in the
house, but with men passing bv most
any time from the docks. Mr.
Sprague, it is said, did not know how
much money his wife had, for it seems
that the money was hers and that
only the day before she had added
five dollars to the amount.
Could someone have been across the
street and have seen her when she
was doing this and in same way man
aged to secrete themselves in the
house? If so, they must have gotten
out of the window and climbed down,
with onlv shutters to step. on. Some
think that is the way they must have
entered the house and wonder how it
was that they weren’t seen. It is
liable to always remain a mystery.
Some years ago a man living in one
of the same row of honses--it may
have been the same house—hid some
bills in a picture frame. The picture
hung in the parlor and one day the
man’s wife took the picture down
from the wall and looked through a
knothole in the wood in back of the
picture frame to see if the money was
all rignt. They were twenty dollar
bills and she said she saw the figures
plainly and knew they were still there.
The next day they were gone and the
only solution to the mystery was that
a pedler, who had gone bv the win
dow, had seen her and hail come thore
afterwards and taken the money. At
that time very few residents ' of the
village, as it was called then, ever
thought of locking their doors in the
Hay time ami mere were a numuer oi
men and women pedlers whom they
v patronized from month’to month.
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Party went to Keyport to Visit Lodge—A
Beautiful Night,
Joseph Lykes, of Bay^View Honse,
reports a very enjoyable time at the
7th anniversary^ of the Lady Colfax
Lodge No. 13 I. O. O. F., of Keyport,
which lie attended in company with
sevon members of Lady Grace Lodge,
of this borough, Monday evening.
The ride in a large covered wagon
with comfortable side seats, was a
very enjoyable one.
The air while driving through the
^ woods was very mild and scented with
\tlie spicy odors from the same until
Uthey reaohed Cheesequake, when they
/inhaled the air from the waters of the
creek and very soon noticed the
change. Mr. Charles Rose furnished
the wagon. At Keyport they met a
number of guests from Newark, Jersey
City and Asbury Park. Refreshments
were served and a very pleasant time
was passed while there. Brother
Joseph Lvkes, with others, entered
into social ohat and remarks were
made concerning the number 13
Some said the number was never
thought uuluoky, but it was now con
sidered quite as lucky as No. 7.
r Brother Lykes seemed quite elated
over the fact that, as he stated there
and then, he had brought seven sisters
along with him that evening. Coming
home the nignt was made very bright
with Luna’s smiles, and the ride
doubly enjoyable as she sailed grace
fully in the sky overhead and lit up
t he woods aronnd them.
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Mrs. H. Kollisch, of Broadway,
attended the funeral of her brother,
Rabbi W. Joseph Hahn’s wife, at
Newark, on Sunday. Mrs. Hahn was
the sister of Rabbi Adolph Kubsch,
the highest Rabbi in New York. The
funeral was very largely attonded.
The floral offerings were magnificent
and she looked as if asleep in the
midst of them. She was greatly be
loved by her many friends and their
floral tributes filled three large tables,
one piece alone covered the casket.
The flowers perfumed the air so that
it was noticed a block away from the
Mrs. Hahn leaves seven children,
three daughters, and four sons, three
of whom are lawyers.
The flag pole at School No. 2 is
liable to topple over any minute as it
is cracked even with the ground and
is only held up by a very slight braco.
The parties who were going to paint
it wouldn’t do soon 'account of the
danger there would be in climbing it.
The George street residents were
delighted to see the electric light
shining once more. They still crave
another light near the bridge and
wonder why they do not get it, as the
councilmen know how much one is
needed there.
Walter Mundy caught a largo white
dram fish, weighing sixty pounds,
and a haddock weighing about three
pounds, in his seine Tuesday night.
A haddock has never been known to
have been caught in the bay before.
A drum fish has been caught occasion
ally, but does not inhabit these
Marguerite Thomas and Clara Reyn
olds, of Second street, are anticipating
an enjoyable visit with Clara’s uncle
and family at Newark, next Friday.
Mr. Kollisch’s new building has re
ceived a coat of paint.
Thomas'Kerr, of Broadway, suffers
with rheumatism.
Prof. Kerr will play with a New
Brunswick Band at the Fireman’s
parade at Allentown, Thursday and
Mr. Mnssey has had the two very
tall apple trees in front of his houses,
on First street, sawed off.
Mrs. Edwin Furman, of Bath Beach,
spent Tuesday afternoon with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Straub, of
the Heights.
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Lavitt, of
Wilkesbarre, Pa., were the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Kollisch Saturday night
and Sunday. Mrs. Lavitt and Mrs.
S. Rubenstein went to Newark, Sun
day morning.
Miss Dora Eler, of Main street, has
stopped attending the Trenton Normal
scnooi anu may euior a uusiuubb uui
lege, it is said.
Joseph More, of Baltimore, is visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. John Proctor, of
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Applegate, of
Deanes, N. J., was calling on rela
tives in town Tuesday.
Mr. Hiner, of South River, called
on Mr. Max Kaufman and friends in
town Tuesday evening.
Miss Ella George and Mr. George
Bishop, of Murry Hill, spent Saturday
and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Mont
Willett, of George street.
Miss Mary Lucitt, of Mechanics
ville, has accepted a position in a
store in New Brunswick.
The M. P. church, Rev. H. Hamp
ton, pastor, will hold their ninth
Dollar Roll at the home of A. J. Dill,
14 Main street, October 13.
Mr. and Mrs. John Froctor, Miss
Mae Lucitt and Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Jones, of Meohanicsville, have return
ed home after visiting Mr. Joseph
More, of New Egypt.
Isaac VanDusen, of Rahway, visited
his brother Dave, of (Jhurch street,
Sunday. Mr. Dave VanDusen, who
was taken ill while at work and taken
to his home, is still quite ill. It was
thought at first that he would never
have the use of liiB legs again, but it
is said there is hopes now that he will
come around all right.
The men who have made the largest
fortunes in business are those who
have been the most extensive adver
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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 NcwYork papers can always be se
Women have Worked Hard and Hope for
Large Reward.
Tomorrow night the fair, which is
to be held in the Knights of Pythias
Hall, Totteuville, by the ladies of the
congregation of The Church of Our
Lady Help of Christians, will open.
The ladies havo worked hard to have
everything in first class order and
they hope their efforts will be reward
ed by large returns into the church
The hall has been beautifully decor
ated by a New York decorator and
will make a fine appearance. Domes
tic and fancy articles besides candy
and cake and ice cream will be for
sale. This is the second fair to be
held by the ladies and as the first was
a great success, they have hopes of
this one surpassing the first one. A
good time is promised all who attend.
The money cleared will go to the
church fund.
At the meeting of the Daughters of
thp tTinff finpipf.TT nf St Sfonhnn ’u
church, Amboy avenue, which was
held in the lecture room of the church
Tuesday night at 8 o’clock, the fol
lowing officers were elected and in
stalled for one year: President, Miss
Emma Parr; treasurer, Miss G. S.
Barnes; secretary, Miss Sadie Van
The meeting was well attended.
After all tho business had been trans
acted refreshments were served.
The members of Citizens and Ami
citia Hook and Ladder Companies, of
Pleasant Plains, and of Hagueuot
Engine Company, of Huguenot, are
talking of having a fire drill at the S.
S. White Dental Works, PrincesB Bay,
Saturday afternoon.
Now that the baseball season has
been closed there is considerable talk
among the employes of the S. S.
White Dental works, at Princess Bay,
of forming a football team. If the
team is formed it will be one of the
strongest and best on Staten Island,
for in the dental works employ are
sevoral old time football players.
Boston Downed I’lttHliurs and Near
ly Shut Them Out.
PITTSBURG, Oct. 8.-A crowd tlini
occupied every seat in the grand stum
and bleachers and every available foot
of standing room and then overflowed
Into the field three or four deep turned
out to witness the second game here
of the championship series. Young’s
pitching was too much for the Pitts
burgs. He had tin: home players com
nlpfplv nt lii« iur>iY>v •mil it nnlv
through an error by Parent in the
eighth inning that prevented him seor
ing a shutout.
On tlie other hand, Kennedy foi
Pittsburg was hit hard in the sixtli
and seventh innings, although errors
were responsible for most of the runs
scored. Thompson relieved Kennedy
at the beginning of the eighth and did
Aside from Young’s pitching tlie bat
ting of Dougherty and Collins was
the o'4ily feature. Score—Boston, 11;
Pittsburg, 2.
The series now stands three to two
in favor of Pittsburg.
Women Golfers Will Fifth* It On*.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8.—The first
match play round of the invitation golf
tourney given by Mrs. Clement A.
Oriscomb in honor of her guest, Miss
Bhona K. Adair, the British cham
pion, was concluded at the Merlon
Cricket club links at Haverford. Miss
Adair won from Miss Mackey. Dur
ing the day arrangements were made
for an international women’s team
match to be played on Saturday. Nine
Americans will play against nine Ca
nadians and Englishwomen. Miss
Bhona Adair will captain the English
side and Mrs. C. T. Stout will head
♦lie home team.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 8.—Yale
ran up a big score in defeating Wes
leyan at football, making 33 points to
tlie visitors’ none. The gamg was
marked by Yale smashing to pieces the
wily trick which the visitors had a
chance to show tlie two or three times
they got the ball on punts. The Yale
jflfense was so quick in forming and in
execution that it ripped to pieces the
semblance of defense which the Wes
*yan forwards tri\d to offer. ,
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The night school of stenography,
which has been opened in Public
school No. 1, of Tottenville, by the
order of the Board of Education, now
has about forty students anil applica
tions from many more are being re
ceived daily. The classes are under
instruction of Mr. Rutherford, an ex
perienced stenographer an typewriter.
The second free lecture, under the
auspices of the Board of Education,
of New York, will be given in the
Knights of Pythias Hall, Amboy ave
nue, Tottenville, tonight. The sub
ject will be “Early Poets and
Bryant,” and will be delivered by Dr.
Curtis Hidden Page, of Columbia
University. This will be the first of
a course of six lectures on “The
Greator American Poets.”
The annual fair of St. John church,
Rossville, which ended last night,
was a great success, both socially as
well as financially. One of the most
notable things which attracted atten
tion was the vegetable exhibition. Ice
cv^am and case were for sale.
The Totten”ille football team is out
every afternoon on the Atlantic Terra
Cotta Works diamond for practice.
They are in fine condition and would
like to hear from all teams whose
weight is 110 pounds. C. Foley,
Broadway, Tottenville, is the man
The following committee has been
appointed by Court Tottenville No.
413, Foresters of America, to make
arrangements for their ball and re
ception which will be held in the K.
of P. Hall, Amboy avenue, Totten
ville, Monday, November 2: James
P. Bolan, chairman ; James E. Hogcs,
Peter Hanson,Charles O’Connor, Emil
Krause, James Clancy, E. S. Gilder
George Hoehns, chief of the Totten
ville Fire Department, spent yesterday
in New York.
Miss Jessie Perry, of Princess Bay,
was a Tottenville visitor yesterday.
Among the visitors here yesterday
were Edward Elliot, of West Brighton.
I.anarley'x Air S1>1|> Fell Into the Po
WIDEWATEU. Ya., Oct. 8.—The six
ty foot steel built flying maehiifcf, the
climax of years of exhaustive study in
the efforts of Professor Samuel F.
Langley, secretary of the Smithsonian
institution, to solve the problem of me
chanical flight in midair, was launched,
and the experiment, carefully planned
and delayed for months, proved a com
plete failure. The immense air shin
sped rapidly along its seventy foot
track, was carried by its own momen
tum for a hundred yards and then fell
gradually into the Potomac river,
whence it emerged a total wreck.
Professor Charles >1. Manley, who
has been Professor Langley’s chief as
sistant in the work preliminary to the
attempted flight, made the ascent in
the aerodrome and escaped with a
ducking. At no time was there any
semblance of flight, the initial momen
tum, the lightness of the machine and
the sustained surface of the wings fur
nishing the conditions which account
for the hundred yard transit of the air
bird from its sixty foot elevation to the
An official statement made after the
test admitted that the experiment was
unsuccessful, but asserted confidence
in the ultimate success of the inven
Rowdotn Wan WliItewnxlied.
AMHEItST. Mass.. Oct. 8.—The Am
herst football team in a game with
Rowdoin won an easy victory of 23
to 0 and showed continued improve
ment over last week's work. They
had no difficulty in rushing the ball
for touchdowns. On the other hand,
Rowdoin was weak and failed to carry
the ball through the Amherst line.
CrlmmoiiN Won liasily.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. Oct. 8—In a
very one sided game Harvard defeated
Rates on Soldiers’ field by a score of 23
to 0. The Rates team was very light
and proved weak in all departments of
the game. Despite the fact that Cap
tain Marshall was not in the- game the
work of the crimsons was fairly good.
«Kck(WxMI '"H. «UT*» jfa opiotM
Tlie Congregational clambake, held
on Tuesday evening, was a great suc
cess. A hundred and twenty-five
suppers were served and many thanks
are due to Mr. Richard Sattler, who
donated several things and cooked the
On Tuesday afternoon the first meet
ing of the Tuesday afternoon Whist
Club was held at the home of Mrs.
Scott B. Rathbun, Miss Susie Free
man as elected president and she will
entertain the next meeting. Several
new members were taken in.
Mrs. Cooper is the guest of Mrs.
George Brewster, of Green street.
Mrs. Mace, of Brooklyn, is visiting
Dr. and Mrs. J. M. McNulty, of Rah
wav avenue.
The Rally Day exercises in the
Presbyterian Sunday school rooms on
Sunday afternoon were of an unusual
ly interesting character. The Binging
by] the school and the remarks of
Qnrmnintnnrli.nt PwnnlrnniiiHran M ..
Edgar and Dr. McNoltv were thor
oughly enjoyed by the audience
Mr. R. Hart is confined to his home
by sickness.
Miss Marguerite Pfeiffer,of Maurer,
was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Clar
ence Liddle, on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hanbv are visit
ing in Delaware.
Mrs. Charles Farrell has had a tele
phone put in his house.
Mr. Etter has bought the Fink
homestead and with his family will
soon occupy it.
Miss Era Turner, of New York, has
been visiting friends in Sewaren and
Wood bridge.
Miss Ethel Parkhurst, of York, Pa.,
is the guest of Mrs. B. Collins Edgar,
of Sewaren.
Miss Hufcott, of Massachusetts, is
visiting Mrs. F. F. Grant.
Dr. White, of New York, spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
Miss Harding spent Sunday with
Mrs. W. H. Demarest.
Dr. and Mrs. Ira T. Spencer are
entertaining friends from out of town.
Miss Florence Y’anBrunt Tisdall left
today for St. Xavier’s Convent, where
she will remain during the winter.
Mrs. Everett Ensign, of New street,
entertained the “Builders” of the
Methodist church, at an afternoon tea
on Monday.
Mr. Prescott Sherer, of Sewaren,
will be married on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt
and Elmer will leave for New YTork,
where they will spend the winter.
Mr. Fred J. Cox is on the sick list.
Miss Gertrude Stoddard, of Sewar
en, will, this week, go to her father,
who is at present playing in Detroit.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Demarest, of
Sewaren, entertained Mr. and Mrs. S.
M. Brewster, at dinner on Monday
Mr. William Pearson, formerly of
this place, will be married on Thurs
day to Miss Ida Freeman, of Rahway.
Shipbuilding ('onipnny Cane Brings
Out Startling Particulars.
NEW YORK, Oct. tv—One of the
most interesting statements in connec
nection with the formation of the ill
fated United States Shipbuilding com
pany told by I*. I.e Roy Dresser in le
gal proceedings was that after a pool
of 200.000 preferred and 250,000 com
mon stock had been placed in Un
hands of Harris. Gates & Co. it was
agreed that none of this stock should
be marketed untW 25.01X1 preferred and
25.000 common owned by .1. I’. Morgan
& Co. and $75,000 of each kind owned
by C. M. Schwab had been first sold.
Mr. Dresser told also of his original
agreement at president of the Trust
Company of the Republic to obtain the
underwriting of $3.ooO.OUO of United
States Shipbuilding company stock. !
how this was increased to $4,750,000 1
by the failure of the French subscrib- j
ers to pay up. how Mr. Schwab came j
to offer his J^fclcln*m works to the j
slu;ihuihiiiii\ and how .1. I'
Morgan A-n came into the
Boris For Proof.
BKRI.l cording to hi dis
patch fn is Sarafoy has
decided t the Macc^nian
uprising i aterfa^»Titb
the pacify!
William Hamilton and son Robert,
of South Plainfield, spent Sunday
witli liis mother, Mrs. M. Hamilton,
in this vicinity.
Mrs. xhomas Thompson, of Perth
Amboy, spent Sunday in this vicinity
with Mrs. P. O’Niel.
Miss Annie Winant has entered
Wood’s business college, Newark.
The dance which was held at Nel
son’s Saturday evening, was a great
success. A couple from New Bruns
wick won the pzire waltz which was
a handsome umbrella.
E. B. Mundy and sons, Raymond
and Harry, spent Sunday in Wood
Mrs. H. E. Winant spent Sunday in
South Plainfield with relatives#
Miss Marjorie Fullerton spent Sun
day in this vicinity with relatives.
The local school house, also the
Keasbey school, have just received a
load of wood and some very much
needed supplies.
CharleB Bloomfield entertained Miss
Annie Alden, of Metuchen, and J.
Stevens, of New York, Monday.
Miss Bennett, one of the school
teachers, now rides her wheel back
and forth from Perth Ambov.
Mrs. W. Suart is on the sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Aroe spent Sun
day with Mrs. Aroe’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. Suart.
In Tillman Trial the Defense la En
tered Upon.
LEXINGTON, S. C., Oct. 8. — Tht
trial of J. H. Tillman for the murdei
of N. G. Gonzales was resumed, as
.Turor Milton Sharpe, who has been ill,
liml improved sufficiently to permit him
to be in court.
The state rested without the intro
duction of further testimony, and the
defense entered at once ui^^the pres
entation of its case.
for the „i
called me motion niuTW early m
trial that the eourt instruct the J
to disregard all the testimony given by'
witnesses for the shite showing a
weapon in the jKissession of the de
fendant prior to the shooting.
The first witness called by the de
fense was T. I>. Mitchell, who lived in
Columbia in 1902. He testified that he
had a conversation with N. G. Gon
zales relative to .1. H. Tillman, reciting
what he stated- Gonzales said concern
ing the defendant. The witness said,
among other things:
“He said I can slap his face and he
would not resent it. and he said if he
ever bats his eves at m - I'll fill him so
full of lead that he will never tote it
The witness said that he subsequent
ly told Mr. Tillman what lie stated
Mr. Gonzales said to him. On cross
examination lie said lie forced the con
versation on Mr. Gonzales.
A. .1. Fl avors, who was formerly a
street car citmluctor in Columbia, testi
fied that during the summer of 1902
Mr. Gonzales and three other men were
riding on his car. lie said that while
he was collecting fares they were dis
cussing jKilitics and that he heard Mr.
Gonzales say that if Mr. Tillman was
elected lie never would be seated, lue
witness added that lie heard Mr. Gon
zales say lie would “kill that rascal.”
Old Lndy Killed at Falla.
HOOSICK FALLS. X. Y.. Oct. 8.—
Mrs. A. M. God bee. eighty-three years
old. was killed bv a west bound pas
senger train on the Boston and Maine
railroad. She was crossing the trucks
at Kiver street, where there is an un
guarded crossing at grade.
Cleveland to KevRit Chicago.
PRINCETON. X. J., Oct. 8.—Ex-Pres
ident Grover Cleveland will be the
guest of honor of the Commercial club
of Chicago on Oct. 14 and will make
an address before the club on that oc
casion. He will leave for Chicago on
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