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\ VOL. XXV hp. 57 PERTH AMBOY, N. J.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 11 1903 SECOND EDITION _« - — ■■■ ^ ' 1 * ■■ ■ - - CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TAKES A HAND IN THE FICHT FOR COMPTROLLER. Business Men Pass a Resolution Declaring the Nominees of the Republicans and Democrats incompetent for the Office of of Comptroller-Desire to Keep out of Politics but Takes Action for the Good of the City. -- « -—— ACTION UNANIMOUS. The Chamber of Commeroe interest ed itself in local politics at its meet ing last night. The members declared it was not politics and many of them spoke, explaining why it was not politics. They deolared they did/ not want the Chamber to become mixed np in political questions, but they deemed the present occasion one worthy of their attention in the “in terest of good city government.” In fact so anxious were the members to keep tne political side out of the matter that a request was made of the newspaper men after the meeting that tho names of the speakers not be pub lished for fear the public might think a number of men of one party were trying to make the chamber appear partisan. The facts remain, however, that the Chamber of Commerce did pass a resolution approving the move ment to select a more “suitable per son” for city comptroller than either of the men named by the Republicans or Democrats. There were about fifteen members of the Chamber present and nearly all took some part in discussing the reso lution which, as passed, reads as follows: ‘ ‘Whereas both political parties hav ing placed in nomination for city comptroller, men who we believe to be incompetent for this most import ant office, neither having had the training necessary to keep the aocounts of this growing city where about $:100,000 is spent annually and whose duty it would be to audit the accounts of all city officers and who should be a practical bookkeeper, as well as be ing versed in municipal law. Therefore, we, the Chamber of Commerce, of this city, being desirous of good government only, desire to express * our hearty approval of the movement now under way for the nomination of a suitable person for that office. ” This resolution was changed con I siderably before it was passed. In the I original as presented, it called upon 1 the chamber to draw up a petition ' and have it circulated in favor of the jmisent incumbent of the comptroller's office. Cue of those present said he / thought it would be better for the chamber to approve a movement of this sort rather than become the father of the movement. It was stated that the movement had already been born SEXTON’S PUZZLE. This picture represents the name of an old popuiar song. Can you guess it? The winner of yesterday's prize was Chas Hansen 244 Smith st. The answer to yerteidaj s puzzle Is •Killarney' ft and it was understood a petition was being prepared to socnre the proper signatures. Another objection named was that the chamber should not en dorse any particular candidate, but should simply declare in favor of a more competent man. “Of course it will be understood I who the man will be,” continued the speaker, “but it might not be well for the chamber to name him. ” The secretary was kept busy making changes in the resolution until it reached the above form. Several of the members spoke on the matter. They declared themselves against en tering into politics, but felt that the best interests of the city demanded some action in this regard. Several members said they were sorry the matter nad been taken up at all, but they favored pushing it through as long as it was started. One member, who represents a Large corporation, said that for the sake of the interests which he represented in the city, he limped the movement for an independ ent would be a suocess. When the vote was taken on the resolution it was very unanimous. CLOSED WITH RECEPTION. State Convention of Catholic Benevolent Legion Ended in Social Function. The State Convention of the Catho lic Benevolent Legion, held in the Knights of Colnmbus Hall, vesterday, is declared to have been the largest of that organization ever held in any city in New Jersev. There were re presentatives from 126 cities present. At the meeting in the afternoon an address was made by William Dealy, of Jersey City, who is the State presi dent. Mr. Dealy was a pleasing speaker and his. address was well re ceived. He was followed by William Dnnn, of Boonton, the assistant State secretary of the order. In the evening a banquet was held in Braga Hall, after which a ball and reception was given. Addresses were made by some of the State officials and by Rev. B. T. O'Connell and William Hallahan, who was the ohair man of the committee. Mr. Hallahan told how pleased the members of Father Quinn council were to enter tain the State delegates. Mayor Vieh mann, of New Brunswick, Democratic candidate for State senator, was pres ent last night. Horetyound cough candy, our own manufacture. Quarter pound 6c. Sexton’s Drug Store, 70 & 72 Smith st. \ 10-12-tf KNIGHT TEMPLARS OFF. A number of local Knight Templars left on an early trolley this morning for Metuohen where they will take the trolley to New Brunswick. Tnere they will meet the New Brunswick oommahdery to which they belong and will take the train for Atlantic City. The Knight Templars hold a field day at that place today. Sewing machines for sale by Peder Olsen, 86 Smith st. 3526a-t)-19-2t-e. w. tf KLOIAUHAWi Everything hoie-made a*d we know how ti cook and do first-class catering, we do not sell meal tickets out we h=ve the finest table bo rd in the city, at Q3 a week. WORRELL’S 46 Smith Street Tel. Call 200 L. 2 S. J. MASON, Civil Engineer. 102 Smith Street. WAS EXCITING CAME OF BALL Business and Professional Men Battle on the Diamond in In terest of Hospital. That baseball game between the business men and the professional men came off yesterday afternoon as was promised and baseball it was. All the cleverness of ball players knowledge of lawyers, humor of doc tors, wit of politician, etc., combined to make tins much more than the ordinary game. About 4 o’clock the match began. In the first relay, for in this game re lays of players was the rule, the play ers were stationed as follows: Pro fessional men, Galvin, pitcher; Thomas Lyons, catcher; Orowther, lb; Peltier, 2b; E. L. Brown, 3b; ss, Dr. Lnnd: second short stop, Spencer; If, Growney; cf, Wight; rf, Dr. Henry. For the business men W. A. Belcher pitcher; catcher, Hoffner; lb,Gannon, 2b Sheehy, 3b P. White, ss Pfeiffer, rf Lawyer Strieker, If S. B. Morgan. It will be noticed that the business team had some professional men and vice versa, but this did not deter the game in the leaBt. Some of those who were to play could not do so, and the teams were made up from those pres ent. During the game the players weie relieved from time to time by others and so rapid were these changes made at such unexpected moments the eye could not follow them. The players received many gifts during the match and Mayor Seaman, unlpire, called many halts to present the packages. There were examined before the game went on. Here are some of the trophies: A doll, a lamp, a rattle, a jug, a fan, a bottle of vaseline, a rattle, a bib, and one was a pie. Doc Urowther and Mr. Gannon caused much amusement by their nead gear which was presented them just after the game beRau. The little man re ceived a tall plug hat and the big man a short squat derby. The game lasted five innings, score final was 8-6 in favor of the business men. Several scores were kept and all were different, but the business men claim this is the correct one. As it was, the game waB very well con tested. A lighted candle on the home plate showed the pitcher where to throw the ball. The professionals were up first, Dr. Henry scored the first run. When no one else was handy to catch a ball or tag a man out, the umpire took a hand. The base running was wonder ful. Such stealing was never seen before. The ladies cleared over $30 on tickets and the sale of peanuts added | considerably to this. | Mayor Seaman was umpire and he was assisted by J. G. Burns. There was a ladies’ arbitration board to de cide disputed points, but this board was not called upon, much to the ladies’ relief. | genuine Rattfe SmIM Show window for RHEUMATISM and all ACHES and PAINS ! 25 cents a bottle SEXTON’S DRUG STORE I 70 - 72 SMITH STREET Wilder Music Hall Mr. J. E. Toole in Caste or A Country Romance Full of Rollicking Fun. The last night of the engagement Prices 25c-35c-50c » TO ASK HENRY TO WITHDRAW? Latest Report is that an Effort will be Made to Get Himself Off the Ticket. POUTIGAI U MORS. All Kinds of R ports Heard - Action of Chamber of Commerce Last Night has its Effect—Now Claim Mr. Voorhees is rot the Main Object—Say any Compe tent Man will do. All kinds of political rumors are heard todav concerning the nomina tion for comptroller. The Democrats seem to be taking the agrcssive, but many Republicans are also taking a hand and it would seem that some thing definite would be accomplished in the near future. The action of the Chamber of Commerce, last night, may have something to do with the result. It is now declared by a great many that Mr. Voorhees is not the object they are working for. Both Demo crats and Republicans say today that any competent man will do. It is learned from a good source that an effort will be made to get Frank B. Henry, the Republican nominee for comptroller, to withdraw from his ticket and allow another man to be nominated in his place. In exchange for this, it is said, those who are ob jecting to the present nominee, for comptroller, will turn in and vote the whole Republican ticket and turn the Democrats out entirely. This i lea, however, does not seem to meet tne approval of a great many of Mr. Voorhees’ friends. At the same time there is the big objection to having Mr. Henry removed, as he has a great many friends w ho believe he is fully competent to fill the posi tion. CETTINC READY TO LAY CORNERSTONE. The contractor who is building the Perth Amboy Trust Company’s new home, at the corner of 'Hobart and Smith streets, has been hard at work since the storm. Today some of the masons are putting up the granite blocks which arrived from Rhone Island, Saturday. If the plans are carried out the way the contractor hopes, the corner stone will be laid tomorrow afternoon. Just at what hour they cannot say. The corner stone is a highly polish ed piece of granite, which was^shipped here from Rhode Island. On it the name of the Perth Amboy Trust Com pany is inscribed. A large crowd will see it laid. RED MEN TAKE NOTICE. _ < Members of Po Ambo Tribe No. t>5, Improved O. R. M.. are requested to meet at their wigwam tomorrow at 1.80 p. m. sharp to attend the funeral of Joseph Fnclw Pianos. Cash or time at the old stand. Peder Olsen, 80 Smitn st. 5526-9-19-2t-e. w-tf NEW DISTRICTS FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Board of Education Adopts Plans as Presented by Superintendent Shull Makes Many Changes and Provides for the Seating at the New School No. 6-Mr. Shull Gives Statement of the Number of Scholars in the City. COULD FILL ANOTHER ELEVEN ROOM BUILDING. SLIGHT FIRE LAST NIGHT. Bell Did not Sound but the Ter ra Cotta Whistles Gave the Alarm. A fire at 262 New Brunswick avenue, brought Lincoln Hose and Protection Hook and Ladder to that number about 6.30 o’clock last night. Nc definite cause for the blaze could be found. William Smith occupies the house. From what the police were told, it seems a woman, in searching a closet for some jars, ignited some light material. Damage was slight as the fire was out before the firemen arrived. The bell on the fire tower did not sound, but the terra cotta whistle DRAW READY TO BE SWDNG. Work on the New Bridge is Pro gressing Rapidly—Iron Still on Foundation. With the exception of swinging the draw the work on the new Raritan river bridge will be completed to night. The piling was finished a few weeks ago, all of the iron work is now done, also the laving of all the j planks. For the last few days men have been at work putting up the guard rails winch extend the whole length of the bridge. These rails are about five feet high and are to prevent an acci dent. The 450 tons of pi£ iron re mains on the foundation for the draw as vet. How long it will be kept there is hard to say, for only the en gineer in charge of the work knows. As soon as the iron is raken off. the contractor will put iron workers at work on the draw. This is the most tedious and hardest part of the bridge bnildiug and just how long it will trtke, is not definitely known. The contracjor and bridge inspector hope that it will all be finished before the cold weather sets in. • Horehound cough candy, oar own manufacture. Quarter pound 5c. Sexton’s Drug Store, 70 & 72 Smith st. 10-10-tf FIRE ALARM TEST. Box 83, at Lehigh avenue and Stam ford streets, will be tested tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. The taps will be sounded by order of Chief Comings. F.J. LARKIN, *67 STATE Str det, will do plumbing, steam, hot water and hot air heating on monthly pay ments. Advertising is the life of trade. It's much the wiser way to take Our White Pine Cough Balsam, quickly and core the cough or cold at the start. Large i otile 25e. PARISEN'S Perscription Pharmacy. v P. NYGREEN, Successor to L. Albert & Co. ...Photographic Studio... Everything In Portrait, La and Interior Photograp P. O. Building. Perth A N. J. i Superintendent S. E. Shall present ed his plans for the new school dis tricts in the city at the meeting of the Board of Edncation last night. The report of the superintendent was accepted. The new limits are as fol io ws: School No 1.—Central railroad, New Brunswick avenue, Jefferson street. No. 2.—Jefferson street,New Bruns wick avenue, North First street, Lehigh Valley railroad. No. 4.—Central railroad, Fayette street, Stamford street, Lehigh Valley railroad. No. 5.— Lehigh Valley railroad, Central railroad, Hall avenue, Wood bridge road. No. 6.—Lehigh Valley railroad, Stamford street, Fayette street. New Brunswick avenue. Nortli First street, Lehigh Valley railroad, Central rail road, Hall avenue, Woodbriage road. The number of scholars in the var ious schools now are given with the number that will be taken from eaoh to go to the new school. At No. 1 there are now 662, after a removal of 8“ there will be 575, an average of 57 scholar to each teacher. The annex on King street will have to continue. At No. 2 there are 657 and after re moving 150, 507 and with 87 which are coming from No. 1, the total will be 594. Average for teachef'W*l^>e6*'^®B|l No 4. has 718 rc'r. twthes^^^pRSJH go to the new school. At present scholars cross the Lehigh Valley**———* tracks to attend the school. After re moval there will be 478, making an average of 54 scholars for eaoh teacher. At No. 5 there are 514 scholars now. From here 97 pupils living west ot the Central railroad and north of Hall avenue, also on Woodbridge road, will go to the new school, leaving 417, average for teacher, 52 scholars. The new school, No. 6, will reoeive from No 2. 150, No. 4, 240, No. 5, 97 scholars, making 487. At No. 5 school the annex mav be done away with. The superintendent says no allowances for the waiting lists at the schools are made. Superintendent Shall also gave the board the following data as to the amonnt of scholars in Perth Amboy. He saiil forty scholars are as much as any one teucher can handle and if the teachers of Perth Amboy were given that number each, there would still be a balance of 457 scholars, sufficient to employ eleven more teachers and warranting another building of 11 rooms to hold them. The new school is taken into consideration in this summing np. Secretary Oolyer informed the board that their appropriation for annexes was enough to pay the rent for two months more. A number of bills were ordered paid. Supt l inteudent Shull nn seated a request fiom the county superin tendent tn l ave the schools of Perth . Amboy closed during'Institute week. On motion the request was granted. Another request was also gianted by the board. The High School athletes are to have a number of events on the enclosed grounds and they asked per mission to use the court of No. 4 school for a dressing room. v. u lxi it. luur t l i wo attention of the board to the garbage dump neat school No. 6. This clamp is a rnennce to the health of the chil dren attending school and should be taken away, or covered over, it was said. Mr. Urbanski moved that a committee be appointed to look up the proper authorities and notify them to ^remove the nuisance. Tne motion passed, President Walker appointed Dr. Kitchel and Commissioners Ur banski and Poulsen to investigate. It was decided to have the grounds around school No. 6 graded and a flag pole erected. The snparintendent’a report followed. The >otal number of scholars on roll for the month was 3,160. Average enrollment 3,028. Average attendance 2,84b. ___ » Real Estate* column paj^e 2 \