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VO),, xxv. NO. 64 reap' ambot, w. j.. thprbim y, ootobek 22,1903 SECOND EDITION
Tightened by Automobile and Dashed Down Fayette Street
rned into Front Street and Crashed into Obstructions
Thrown Out and is in Serious Condition-Horse
State Street Narrowly Missing Other Vehicles.
___ ______
sborne, of J«fferson
ly injured in a run
ck yesterday afternoon,
as in a carriage with
fcrich. Mr.J Roderioh
carriage for a moment
|e into Farrington’s lumber
on an automobile, which
ing along New Brunswiok
a good rate, frightened the :
ad it started down Fayette
iward State.
rOsborne attempted to stop the
lal, but it was beyond her control,
lowly missing soveral ; wagons it
|sed State street at a gallop, the
?on lurching and threatening every
moment to upset. The number of
wagons on the street was small and
fortunately the trolley line was clear
at the time, and the horse struck
nothing. It went down Fayette and
when it reached Front street, turned
the corner. Under normal conditions
a 'Mver always slows down going
around the corner for the curve is
sharp. The wagon narrowly escaped
overturning here and Mrs. Osborne
held on to prevent falling out.
Front street is narrow and there was
a wagon standing near the corner.
The runaway, in attempting to go be
tween it and a shed, struok both and
a telegraph pole too. The carriage
overturned, throwing the occupant
several feet. She struck upon her
head and shoulder.
a K ~ .nnn n4-nnnn/l nn/1 klno/llTWV TlfllOn
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picked up. Dr. H. E. Huits, who was
near, examined her and found cuts in
the head and^face and had her taken
to her home. She is now oonhned to
the house by the shock and injuries
and it will be some timo before she
recovers. The horse was captured
unharmed, after the wagon upset.
The wagon was almost demolished.
Both belong to Mr. Roderioh. He is
connected with the Staten Island Clay
Company and Mrs. Osborne is the
stenographer in the employ of the
k The Singing Society Harmonic will
■ hold an entertainment and ball in
w Wilder Hall tonight. The plans have
r been completed and everything is
ready. The following are the com
mittee in charge of all arrangements:
Leo Dressier, chairman; Charles Dietz
man, Hans Ulrich, and Alfred Stog
■ man.
I Wanted, young man for office work
t and collecting. Must give first class
references and fie bond. Address P.,
care of EveningVNews.
This picture represents the name of an
article tound ontwhe dinner table. Can you
guess it?
k The prize for to-day will be
Doctors of Middlesex County
Meet in Metuchen and Dis
cuss Interesting Papers.
Illegal Practices Going on Which the Socie
ty will Endeavor to Stop—New York
Physician Gives X-Ray Exhibition—Oth
er {Interesting Matters Taken up and
The Middlesex County Medical
Sooiety met at the home of Dr. W. V.
McKenzie, Metuchen,* yesterday.
Those present from this city were:
DrB. W. K. Ramsay, J. G. Wilson, J.
L. Lund, H. M. Brace, G. W. Fithian,
Henry Levy and W. P. Keasbey.
It was the largest and best attended
meeting that the society has held for
some time. Dr.'St. Glair Towsie, of
Newr York, was present and gave an
exhibition of the X-Ray. Dr. Jane
way, of New Brunswick, gave an ex
hibition of cures. A paper on nasal
breathing and some of the disturb
ances thereof, was read by Dr. A. O.
Olark, of New Brunswick.
The society is well pleased with the
way the work is going. When they
first organized it was not uncommon
to find illegal practitioners, and mid
wives were hard at work, but they
are decreasing in many of the places
in the county. Berth Amboy still has
her share of them, however, but the
society expects soon to get after them.
Dr. Ramsay told a News reporter that
he believed over fifty per cent of the
births in this city were not reported.
This, he said, was because midwives
handled the cases and they were
afraid to say anything about a birth
for fear of getting into trouble.
After the meeting yesterday the
doctors had refreshments and a good
timo. The next meeting will be held
in January at a place to be set by the
business committee.
There were several changes at the
local depot of the Central Railroad of
New Jersey. Richard Bolger, who
has been ticket agent there for sever
al years, has resigned to enter the
employ of Potts & Kanfmann, as head
bookkeeper. Paul Flenard, -who has
oliargo of the depot at Sewaren and
was formerly assistant here, will sno
ceed Mr. Bolger.
Edward Williams, the present assist
ant at the local place, will go to
Sewaren to take charge there. Mr.
Bolger is very popular with all of the
regular committee, and will be great
ly missed.
A PLEASANT 6 room house with
bath, hot and cold water and gas.
Enquire Evening News, or 255 New
Brunswick ave. 10-22-tf
Commissioner of Deeds
Notary Public
General Brokers, Leal Estate, Insurance
NIELSEN BROS., 122 Smith St.
Successor to L. Albert It Co.
...Photographic Studio...
Everything intfortrait, Landscape
and InterB. Photography.
Finds Numerous Gambling Devices in Vicinity of the Schools where
Children Can Play for a Penny for the Hope of Winning More
—Other Machines Taken From Saloons--Detective Huff Out To.
day Making the Collection Larger.
Men have been known to kill and
rob to gain money, bnt when it comes
to robbing little children of their
pennies by a faked-np game of chance,
these men cease to be men and are
criminals of the lowest type. Not
only are the ohildren systematically
robbed, but they imbibe the gambling
spirit and worse, the thriving spirit
of taking small change from their
elders when their pennies give out.
Yesterday Chief Burke reoeived
word from a small boy’s father about
a well fashioned machine designed to
swindle small children out of their
pennies. The chief investigated and
he found near every school in the
city, particularly near those in the
northern and western parts, machines
of this type in the small candy and
stationery stores. The game is Bimply
the old slot machine contrivance dis
guised,. but the chief, wishing to
prove to himself as to the swindling
part, played a machine. Seven pen
nies he played and all drew blanks.
To play the machine one must drop a
cent and it works to the bottom
through a number of nails stuck up
right. At the bottom are a number
of holes, blank and winning numbers.
In front of each of the winning num
bers iB a pin placed there to keep out
the money. To look at it the chance
of winning looks good, because there
are but a few blanks, but the good
numbers aro fixed so that a small boy
or girl comes in to buy a penny penoil
and seeing a chance tojget from 2}, to
5 cents worth for his pennies, invests
his cent and as the thing is arranged
so he can win only once in a thous
and, he generally loses.
Theso machines have appeared since
the fall term opened and have reaped
a good harvest, 'lhis is proven by
the rate they were increasing. De
tective Huff is now working to find
more machines. The game is so
apparent and the result so evident
that the police are putting an end to
it at once.
The chief also found two slot
machines in saloons. They are now
at the station house. One was taken
from a saloon in North Amboy and
another from a saloon in West Amboy,
yesterday afternoon. The chief has
learned that a company was trying to
plaoe a new system of machines here
and the scheme was nipped in the
bud. Two machines with about 875
apieoe were confiscated. Upon enter
ing the suspected places the chief ask
ed what the machines were and wish
ed to play, but the bartenders claimed
no knowledge, saying they had been
placed there by outside parties and
were out of order at present. They
were taken to the station house. On
the top of each is a sign saying the
rewards will be in cigars. At the
bottom is a little round hole for money
to drop out. One may win from 6
cents to 81. The machines will be
broken up.
States the Result of Appraise
ment of the Local Shipbuild
ing Plant.
Willard P. Voorhees, reoeiver for
the Perth Amboy Shipbuilding and
Engineering Company, has filed in
the Court of Chancery his inventory
and appraisement of the defunct com
pany. The appraisement is as fol
lows: Machinery and equipments,
$29,076.05; stock, $30,933,96; hulls,
$57,502.13; land and buildings, $202,
950; oasli in bank, $21.72; sundry
accounts receivable, $3,387.58; total
assets, 3$23,871.44; E. S. Campbell,
receiver, $54,560; total liabilities,
When Dr. W. E. Ramsay was shown
theso figures he stated some of them
were not right and the last two items,
he thinks, can be reduced about fifty
nnv imnf A a lino liann frtlH in thfl
Evening News, the plant will proba
bly start again within a short timo.
Asbury Park Man Mamed Here
Last Night—Friends See Them
Miss Margaret Skovdoe was married
at 8 o’clock last night to Peter Peter
son, of Asbury Park. The wedding
ceremony took place at the home of
Otto Skovdoe, 59 Woodbridge road, a
brother of the bride, and was perform
ed by the Rev. J. H. Christianson,
pastor of St. Stephens Danish Luther
an church, of Broad street.
The best man was Otto Skovdoe, and
the bridesmaid Katherine Madison.
After the wedding a grand supper was
Mr. and Mrs. Peterson left on the
midnight train for Asbury Park,
whergjihey will reside. Mr. Peterson
is a florist at that plaoe. A large
crowd saw them off at tly; station.
Real EsI
Woodmen of the World Took in
Forty Members'Last
At the meeting of the local mem.
bore, Camp No. 19, Woodmen of the
World, held last night in Odd Fellows
building, forty new members were
The committee in charge of the
coming ball and reception which is to
be held in Wilder Hall, Wednesday
night, November 11, made a report in
which they stated that great progress
was being made.
A meeting will be held tomorrow
night at which plans for the forming
of a court at South River on Sunday,
November 29, will be completed.
Many of the local members will go to
assist in establishing a camp there.
The Woodmen of the World, of this
nit.v n/ro nnw tliA strnncrpat: InricrA in
this section of the State. They have
over 300 members and many applica
tions are still being considered. It is
said that plans for the building of a
home of their own will soon be dis
cussed seriously.
The labor unions of this city have
decided to put a labor paper in the
field. It will be started as a weekly
and if it proves a success it will be
made a daily. It will be independent
politically and will be devoted to the
interests of organized labor. The
editor has not yet been chosen.
Good strong
kitchen girl
or woman
miaMu, and young
lady waitress
Worrell’s Restaurant
Tel. Call 200, L. 2. 46 Smith St.
Its the Way to let thing.
—that s why st>
of the World
It’s much the wiser way to take Our
White Piue^^^h Balsam, quickly and
cure the co|^^^^pol(i at the start. Large
bottle 25c
ription Pharmacy.
Col. Alfred Jones Visited this City Yesterday but Few Faces Were
Familiar to Him—Was Surprised at the Wonderful Growth of
the City—Was Formerly Editor of the Democrat-Had a
Companion who Attended Him.
-• -
Freeholders Met Yesterday After
noon Work to be Qone
for $1,625.
Woo dbridge Creek Bridge Commands At
tention-Board will Build New Bridge
at Keasbey—Jacob Hanson’s Bid for
Bulkhead Was Thrown Out—To Meet
with Somerset Board.
Special to Evening News
New Brunswick, Oct. 22:—The
Board of Freeholders, at their session
yeBterday afternoon, awarded the con
tract to Rue & Fountain for the builcf
ing ot a bulkhead to the new Raritan
river bridge approach upon the Fouratt
land for $1,625. The only other bid
ders were Moran & Sutton who offered
to do the work for $2,900. Jacob
Hansen, of Perth Amboy, had a bid,
which was not aocepted becanse of the
fact that his check was 'made ont in
favor of Oonnty Collector David Ser
viss and not in favor of the direotor.
Freeholder Haney offered to give the
board a new check bnt the director
ruled the bid ont on the ground that
the check was.irregular.
Freeholder Dnnnigan, of Wood
bridge, reported that the recent flood
had washed ont the bridge at Raritan
Lake and that a new bridge costing
probably $600, would have to be built.
A committee was appointed to adver
tise for bids. The members of the
committee are Messrs. Dnnnigan,
Manning, Glenn and DeHart.
Freeholder Hansen called the atten
tion of the board to the fact that he
was building a new sewer on one of
the streets in Perth Amboy in which
there was laid 60 feet of iron pipe be
longing to the county whicn was
worth $700 or $800 and wonld cost $100
probably to be taken up. He advised
that this be done ana the pipe stored
till wanted for some other place. The
committee will meet there on Satur
day with the City Engineer of Perth
Amboy to act upon the matter.
Freeholder Dnnnigan also reported
that the Crab Beach bridge had not
yet been started by the New Jersey
Bridge Company who had the contract
for the work, the cost to be $3,100.
He asked that the committee having
the work under their control, be em
powered to award the contract to the
next higher bidder, the Berlin Con
struction Company, who had a bid for
$3,500. The New Jersey Company has
not vet signed the contract. The
committee was given the powef asked
Freeholder Johansen reported that
the Woodbridge Creek bridge was
very dangerous for travelers. This
bridge has never been completed and
the contract has never been paid for.
The board has not yet accepted the
bridge, there being a suit in the
courts at the present time to deter
mine whether the contractor or county
should pay for the completion of the
contract. Freeholder Glenn also said
the bridge was in bad shape and that
recently he saw a boat held up there
four hours because the draw could not
be turned. The bridge committee
was referred to Alan H. Strong, who
has the suit in court in charge, to see
where the suit is at.
The board will meet in joint session
with the Somerset board, October 25,
to consider the matter of the Franklin
Park road.
Civil Engineer.
102 Smith Street.
After an absence from Perth Amboy
of about thirty years. OoL A)
Jones, formerly editor of the
sex County Democrat, which he esd
lished in this city before the ci?
war, returned here yesterday for
few hours.
Before the war Ool. Jones was
known around here as a red hot Demo
crat. He was nominated on that
ticket for member of assembly, from
this district, but was defeated. All
of the old timers of Perth Amboy re
member him well, and whqn they
heard that he returned they \began
telling stories of the old days. ' One
of these is that years ago, CoL Jones
took a party to Uetuchen where he
was to speak, he being at that time
one of the most prominent speakers in
town. He had promised to give them
all a good supper, it Is said, after the
speechmaking, but when it was all
over, the colonel had disappeared, so
the crowd from this city helped them
selves at the first baker shop they
found and it was up to Ool. Jones to
settle when he came along.
Col. Jones left here about thirty
years ago because of his health and
since then he has been in California.
In going about town yesterday, he
was helped along by a companion, for
the colonel is now very feeble and
nearly blind. To ./soina-oi. the old
timarR hn Rnnkp t.hn
citv, and seemed surprised that
so large.
He left town last night for
beth, where he is visiting his das
er, Mrs. Charles McGinty. He gain
his title of Colonel during the on
war when he was at the head of „
regiment of soldiers from this district.
In Col. Jones’ day, State street was
the western limit of the city.
_ a
State Treasurer Getting Ready to Send eat
the Money Next Week.
The State Board of Education is at
work again and arrangements are be
ing made in the offioe of State Treas
urer Frank O. Briggs for the distribu
tion, early next week,(of the $916,889.
52 due the different school districts as
the State’s annual portion of the j
system’s expense. f ~~ j
Real estate! Real estate 1 Read
be bargains in speoial oolumn on
page 3.
44 Fayette Street.
Fiist-Cl&ss Work Guararteed.
Telephoned? 1.
The forecast received at the local Signal
Station is for fair rising temperature.
OCT A.M P.M. OCT. ! A.M. P.M.
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