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THE OVERHEAD BRIDGE. Superintendent ofR ilrocid Thought Majori ty of People Wanted it. The superintendent lor the P. It. R. company says there was a great mis understanding abont the overhead bridge as planned lor crossing over the P. R. R. He understood that it was tho desire of the people instead of only a few, and went to a great expense and trouble in having tho spot chosen where the bridge was to cross, under that impression. ' Some ol the people think it would be dreadful to have the ‘‘holo in tho wall” closed anil the people forced to go so far out of their way to reach their homes when going from flic bor ough. It certainly would, but an overhead bridge at tho spot designat ed, if it could be had without the other being closed, would be a good ^ tiling for Bergen Hill and Meclmnics vilie, as it would help boom tlie growth of both places and enable the pooplo to reach their homes easier in tho upper part of the latter place without climbing through a lot of heavy saud, as it is ou a iiiil and some of the people living there, when inter viewed, claimed that even those who brought vegetables in town, did not drive up there and tliev were very eager to have the overhead bridge so that the venders could come in to Mechanicsville in that wav. EVERYBODY TALKS GUNNING. Many from this Borough in the Woofs and Meet with Much Success. I If auyono is asked for nows at pres ent, tliev bogiu to tell of someone who has gone on a gunning trip or of the number of rabbits shot by some one. It is the principal topic of con versation. It was told that a party of three had shot anil carried eighteen rabbits through Broadway, another member of the family was informed that they had forty and still another member was told that they had forty pairs of rabbits, eighty in all. So we leave it for the render to guess how many were really shot by them, remember ing that the figure eight was iu all throe statements. , Mr. Henry Petty wrote homo that - ^ lio and Mr. Ryerson had shot sixty rabbits the first day tliev were out gunning at Wickatunk. We know that a gunuor started out fifteen min utes of 2 o’clock Wednesday, in this borough, and returned home before -I o’clock with a line rabbit ami would have had the pair if a farmer’s doe had not got after them. Tuesday the local sports were out on time a great many going out of town, so the early trolley ear going out carried a large number of them. WELL LIGHTED HOMES. A Cheerful Sight for those Passing—Resi ilences in John S'reit. There is nothing more cheerful when passing through tlio streets, than a well lighted house. The home of Mr. auil Mrs. Willis Fisher, on John street, is very attractive and pretty, evenings. Brilliantly lighted, i and with tlio [shades up, showing «L the lace curtains, it soems a reflection of tlio happiness within and causes ouojn passing to exclaim, “What a j nrnt.tv house and lovely home that f is-” | Tho homo of Mr. J. Smith is an L other very attractive one on John street. If only the peoplo would let their lights shine with tho window shutters open, how pleasant it would be for those who are busy through the dav and walk out evenings for recrea tion. Liko the personal news items in tho papers, it brings them in touch with the social world and helps brighten their life too. for it gives tiiem something harmless to talk about. BURNED SCHOOL BOOKS. Tho schools have been closed and , school hooks burned, it is said, at | Hoimotta, on account of a nnniber of cases of malignant scarlet fevor, in L that place. It has oreatod quite an excitement in this borough, as so many have friends there. AJfat *1 in the coffee bin—not | a pleasant thought, R yet when coffees are R kept open in bulk who | knows what different i "things" come climb ing and floating in ? Lion Coffee put up in sealed packages insures cleanliness, uniform quality, freshness and delicious flavor. ... ! . HOUSES ON MAIN STREET. Mr. Deals’ Home is Progressing -Ihe 0!J Stsver.’a Ma-slon. Mr. Dents’ house on Mum street is about ready for roofing. Mr. Car uerry will put up tiie leaders and gut ters, and Frame Jennings, of James burg, will do the slating. Mr. Dents has been a long time building his bouse on account ot doing so much work for others, hut lie is anxious now to get it finished so lie can have possession by winter. If tiie house, the old Stevens man sion, was finished too, it would look much better than as it is at present. It rather spoils the appearance of Main street. It is said.that it will be lot to two families when finished, as it is a double house. How the one who had the house built at first on the Steven property, would I'e aston ished if they could know the fate of tiie once fine mansion. It is far better though, than for it to go to destruc tion as it was fast doing. SAVING THEIR MONEY. People are Buying Lillie now Because of ihc Approaching Holidays. Sonic of our merchants say they guess this must have been a poor pay day as they have seen very little of the money. Guess they forget that tho holidays are approaching and money must be on hand for that Thanksgiving dinner and also to pur chasojjbargains for Christmas gifts. Mrs. Hunt has some lovely goods in already and we hope her friends won’t forget her this year with so many of the surprise stores to choose from, for she 1 as been one of tho most obliging of storekeepers, always. WAS BAD ADVICE. A litllo boy was heard to say to some girl companions on their way homo from school, “Why don’t you make believe Jvon have a headache, I often do it. ‘ ’ That was bad advice my little mnn and some day yon may re gret tho deception yon make use of instead of stmloing. You would bet ter giv e it up and study while you can, these false headaches won’t help yon gain a position later in life that a good education will. OIL GOES UP. Kerosene oil has gone up in price again, one cent more a gallon. A great many are using tho oil heaters, but it is becoming rather expensive. Chestnut coal is six dollars a ton de livered, or live dollars and sixty cents per ton in the ynrd, but even at those figures it would seem that it would pay bettor to use it instead of oil, especially if the latter is going tc continue to advance one cent a gallon each week as it has been doing the hist three weeks. MAP OF IMPROVEMENT. Clerk Birmingham has a map of the proposed improvement, the straigth euiug of Pino avenue etc., and it done, it will niako the opening be neath the P. It. It. bridge fifty feet wide instead of twenty, by widening it thirty feet, as stated in Wednes day’s Nows. Tho company lias appear ed to be willing to do this so it looks encouraging at present. MISSIONARY SPOKE. A Macedonian missionary spoke in tho M. E. church last night on mis sionary work among his people. He 1ms told that he is from a uoblo family and if he had not become a Christian ho would have been holding a position officially in his own country that would bring him $10,000 yearly. He hns a brother at Thesalonica at the present time. A GREAT SUCCESS. Tho Fireman’s ball, Protection Engino Company, was a great success. There was a great crowd in attend ance and ail had a very enjoyable time. SPECIAL MEETING. A special meeting ol' the committeo of the w hole was held at Borough Hall, Thursday night. The granting of two franchises was discussed and some private business was goue over. INVITATIONS OUT. g Invitations are out for tho sociable and dance at K. of P. Hall of the .Tr. O. U. A. M. to lie hold on Thanks giving eve. NEWS ITEMS. Miss Mamie Crough iias returned lionie aftor spending a lew days with h r cousin, Mr. D. M. Anderson, of Brooklyn. Mrs. A. Bushman and daughter I Mrs. He nry Decker, of Ernston, me visiting Mrs. Fred Bushman, who is very ill at her home in New York City. Ouo of our fishermen said the bay was foil of fish Sunday and that the sea gulls were as busy ns possible cap turing them. They mnst have disap peared by Monday, for none of them were caught it appears and the fisher men are out of business again. Mrs. M. E. Sexton, of Broadway, and Mrs. Willis Fisher, of John street, were Newark visitors Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smock, of Second street, are out of town visit ors. Bobert Stratton lias returned home from a pleasant visit at Lockport, New York. It goes without saying that “Bob” had a good time. It is said that Cliailes Cox, of George street, is going to move to Snyroville where ho is employed. Whitehead Brothers are loading a two masted schooner with moulding sand at their docks. Mrs. Noah Furman, of John street, was a New York visitor Wednesday. 41 ..ir r. Church street it wouhl be a good time for the trustees of the Presbyterian church to bring up tlio mattor of straightening the fcuco around on Broadway and improve that street too, as they have long talked about doing. Rev. Joseph Garretson, of Keyport, is to deliver a lecture on “The dark side of life in Libby Prison” on Fri day overling at the 11. E. cliurcdi at Cheesequakes. Joseph Fenton, Justice Robert Mason and a number of other mem bers of Goneral William B. Truax Post No. 118, went to South River last night to attend a meeting of tlie G. A. R. of that town. They were anti cipating a fine time. Iustead of Mrs. Baker having sold tlio house Mr. Martin resides in, she is about to have it repaired. It is supposed that parties whom Mrs. Baker sent to see what repairs were noeded on account of the ravages of tlie storm, her daughter and husband were seen to go there, and people jumped to tlie conclusion that they had purchased tlio property and told it. Robert G. Miller and George Kuhn, of New Brunswick, were borough visitors yesterday. It is said that tlie laying of the corner stone of tlio new Polish church at South River, will take place on Sunday, with tlie usual ceremonies. f:i in. ’ At the beginning of Ibis year tber* were altogether 1 ,>12 foreigners r, h i::g it: To! :j. Tin y ir.ehulcsi C84 Chineee Americans, JD8 ICrplirbrn v.. ! • Co r?a:;y, Sd (it rman?. si Kr, r.chiv.t“i: li - liir.ns, 10 Russians, 8 Canadian s, i Sv.Li ►and 0 Austrians. Hopspm for Sorfli Afri n. The shipments of remounts from Hungary to South Africa amounted to 1.1,(141) in 1002, art; account for $5,i70.MM. it. is said that the llungariar.-brcc burst's ar;' wonderfully adapted to Liu climate and soil of South Alrica. Safety in Mt‘t*l». A medical authority says that in railway collisions nearly all the pas sengers who are asleep escape to a great extent the bad effect of shaking and concussions, Nature’s own anaes thetic preserving them. Ame;*l<*j!» liiMik.il «tt .Ia?>:sn. Japan has more translations of Amer ican books than any other foreign na non. (iidduig s principles or micioi og;\” Mavo Smith’s “Statistics of So ciology” anil “Little Lord Fauntlcroy” have had large sales. A Limited Industry. Chemists' shops are limited to a cer tain number in Germany, and new li censes are rarely granted. A business was sold for £9,600 in Danzig recently including £5,000 for the license. Gerniuiiy'n Glove Industry. The glove industry of Germany has, during ihe last few years, made such strides that the output is now’ believed to equal that of France. There are 1,100 glove factories in Germany. Eyesight ami Tight Collars. An authority on the subject declares that many cases of defective eyesight are caused by wearing tight, colors, which interfere with the circulation of blood to the head. lie Makes X« ’Will. \ Chinaman is compelled by the law of l;ls land to leave his possessions to his n.afe children. He can make r.o excep tions in favor of anyone. JiiptinoKC Prisoner.. According to an official Japanese re port, there were, at the end of June last, 5: .779 persons in prison in Japan, in cluding 3.249 women. When Cocking Snnoe. A too rapid boiling ruins the flavor of any sauce. It must boil up once, but should never do mere than simmer after ward i 1 Every new lot brings beauty touches and these especially made for us, those we have just received, show finite charming effects most unusual at these popular prices. Waists of flannel.i.49 up Waists of Staul Briliantine and Mercerized goods.98c up Philip Levine Tha Hew Cloak Store. 351 State Street, M ur Fnyeti o When people want help they adver tise in i lie Evening News. Those looking for help should bear this in mind. Any BooR You choose and LIFE For 13 W eeks $1.25 Subscription begins at once. Send us $ 1.25, money order or check, and v : will mail to you LIFE for 13 weeks and any book of fiction published pre vious to Oct. 1902, and listed by publishers at $ 1, $ 1.2 5 or $1.50. In selecting book give full title, and, if possible, author and pub lisher. We pay postage. LIFE is published Thursdays, 10c. a copy. $5 a year, $ 1.25 for 1 3 weeks. GIBSON draws for LIFE every week. LIFE PUBLISHING CO I 7 West 31 st Street, N. Y. City i The Evening News is on sale at Ost lmrgs’ 44 Main street, and at John floss Hotel, formerly John Kali’s stand. Extra copies of the News and all New York papers can always be se cured. PHILEMON'S PROGRAM. Literary Society will Me-t Montby Af; r r oori in K. of P.Hall. The Philemon Literary Society will hold a meeting in the K. of P. Hall, Amboy avenue, Monday afternoon. The following is the program: Life of Washington Irving, by H. G. Stiles; Music, Selected; Influence of the Sketch book upon England and of the Conquest of Granada upon Spain, Mrs. W. D. French; Reading from Irving, Mrs. H. II. Chapin; Music. Selected: Life and Work of James Fennimoie Cooper, Miss Funny Joline. WILL HOLD A BALL Fnrl Qnrial f.liih Annniiifnrl a Committee to Wake Arrangements. At tlio meeting of the West Eml Social Club, Wednesday nignt, it was deciacd to hold tneir ball and recep tion in K. of P. Hnll ou Thursday, December 10. The following commit tee was appointed to make all the necessary arrangements: .lames Jlc Caffeiy. William Gaul, Hicham Hur ley, Louis Dougherty, Theodore Lnhey. William Blooclgood is to be Moor manager, assisted by William G.iul. REPAIRING STATION. Carpenters have been at work all this wtek repairing the railroad stition at Princess Hay. Many new improvements will bo added, and when the work lias 1 eeu completed the commuters will iiarldy recognize the old place. JERRY IS DEAD. Tiie people of Tcttenville who have t aveled back and fortii to New York for years, wero greatly shocked to hear of the death of old Jerry Rear don, the retired special policeman of the S. I. R. T. railroad. “Jerry” was well known and very popular. RALLY TONIGHT. ~~" Tonight will be a great night for t io Epwortli Leaguers of Bethel M. E. church, Amboy avenue, for it is their grand rally. Visitors from many places will be present, also many speakers. WON GOLD METAL. Miss Ida Mickel lias won tHe gold medal, offered for oratory work ly the Woman’s Christian Temp.ranee Union ol' Staten Island. I.ort! Conor.'* ‘ot o-3 Pa?:'. Id!." so ;•..?• . ;. • n who a Move ; reat i ess in after life. Lor.': Carso:'.’a school r puta:iunyr-'as rot of the inogtyiromis insr. "He was clove r • • ouch." on< <rf his old masters said recently, “but he was incorrigibly lazy and was far more im mersed in mischief-and practical joking than in hi- books. Ar.d yet. although he never did a stroke of work he ccv.ld by any exercise of ingenuity avoid, he could always somehow manage to hold his own with the other boys of bis form.” It I» the I.rrseat. The movl extensive wire cenarinme world is owned by the Roumanian gov ernment. A railway tunnel 2.GuO l'eet long between Galatr. and Barboshi couid not be used for railway purposes because of inferior construction. It was leased to a wine dealer, who has turned it into an iminensf wine-cellar. Costly Kook. The per?'ra! e-tate cf JIcber R Bishop included manuscripts on jade which are to be published at an outlaj of at least $75.cub. The copies are to b< limited to 100. and it is stiplated tbai they shall be distributed only to cer tain museums and libraries in this coun try and Europe. Considered of Ynlwe \on, There are immense forests of Alep po pines in Algeria, which have up tc now been considered of little value; the suitability of ibis wood for road paving and for timbers for mines and tclegrruh posts, may have ihe effect of enhancing the value of these forests. After Over-Indulgence get your stomach and liver into proper condition by us ing this renowned old family remedy Beecham’s ! ~ • I Sold Everywhere—In boxes 10c. and 25e. WOULD HAVE EiG PARK. j. 51 _ i18 ' n . . . Dix Lorn nisb oner Willeox wants an Appropria- j ^ t;on of SI 500.000 for Park on Island, [lyn - P.l Tirl: (’ommisMoncr Willeox intends ret! to nsk tlii; Board of Estimate next! A i'n lav for it I .fiW/.OiKi to pnrrhaee 4,000 • on i aer*'S i,f land on the southern shore of Ha! j Staten Island for a big park. The. woi |h,t: *'as a large frontnee on tliu water, elm ^nnd it is Mr. Willoox’s idpa to build j a park that will he a recreation centre ! „ae for people of all parts of the greater city. "aI DOUBLE WEDDING Mal _ Mr. Two Couples from Pleasan! Plain-, will be ^ Marritd this Month. giv. The invitations are out for the tine, doable wedding of Miss Mabel Mnneo to William Androvette, and Miss Maud II Manee to Edward Shea, all of Hens ant Plains, which will take place this Ha: ii onth. CLOSED EARLY. eve; Merchants Trying a New Idea and Way fruf Adopt It Gene ally. ^ lane On Wednesday night some of the f° Tottenville stores closed at »i o’clock *rea and others at b o’clock in the evening ‘,':J2 to try a new idea, that of i nrlv clos- \,‘K. ing. The merchants seem to like it, a*e and it may ho kept up all winter long, ;-r:j OBITUARY. a»v __ tho! Mrs. Clariss Lavand died at the Ian home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Blood- V1 LC£ii ooud, of Johnson uvenne, at 4 o'clock ag t Wednesday afternoon at tho age of ora, seventy-nine years. The funeral was jus held at o'clock this afternoon from her late residence. Rev. John C. scri Fair, cf St. Stephens church, ofliciat- "Th c l. Interment was in the Moravian ten cemetery at New Dorp. _ the Walter Marshall, thirty-seven vears inn| old, died at his home on Amboy nve ’ , . , _ -cun nne, Pleasant Prams, late yesterday of . afternoon from pleurisy, caused by a alei heavy cold. The funeral arrangements are being made. Mr. Marshall was well knovu in Pleasant Plains, he h iving been Postmaster nuder the first mTjr/A».iIf.i<11. 11 *~' *■ - ^ ?.’ NEWS ITEMS. it - mu Mrs. William Scrvenhaven, of East of s Broadway, who has been ill, is irn- linP proving. tha1 oec Harry Killmeyer, of Stapleton, was ^a» iu Tottenville yesterday. v.rdi Mrs. H. Reed anil daughter Lillian, Iccl of Broadway, were New Yort visitors f’ov Wednesday. They saw “The Lights inB HQr cf Home," at tlie 11th Street Theatre. RESCUING THE PATIENTS. :'r;e __ TPP •her FIrp is? :» Hon»c ( RiiNpd ( onuii r Q f nation AmunK Uttlc Min.rrasoi in Nev. York I II}. _ inat At a recent fire in a large flat house in New York, when all 'he tenants st had been safely accounted for, says lr *! .he New York San, and the firemen *° 1 were at work on the tire, a little girl tnc ran into the ruadivay and shouted: ’uri “O Nellie! Poor Nellie will get 50n burned up, 'cause she’s still in the s*st house!'’ ‘‘Didn’t Nellie come out with you?” ujquu ru inv uauuium vmci. ^ "No.” answered the child. ‘'Nellie , and Minnie, too, are stiii up thei“* on ^ the second floor on the parlor sofa. My mamma don't know miltin’ about it.” In The battalion chief sent some men (ver up a ladder to the scccnd floor, but ^us they returned with the information that there were no children tlicie. Then one of the firemen questioned T1 the child who tailed about Minnie aas and Nellie. per “Why, they're my dolls,” she ex plained. "They were in the hospital, , yet tine new leys on.” N< Several other children had gathered :an on the block and were begging the firemen and police to rescue their dolls. . It was learned that the janitor of ! the building had for the Iasi 20 years 1 conducted a doll's hospital in the I neighborhood, and that there were 24 j_ crippled dolls in his infirmary when ***** the fire was discovered. When the firemen had got through with their work the children male in quiries as to whether any of the pa tients had been burned. Fifteen dolls, which had fuliy recovered and were S well enough to be taken home, were turned over to their owners. In England., The lord chief justice is. by virtue of his office, the principal coroner of Eng land. ___ jobbl Servant* In I ondon. ^ Only 11 percent, of the families of Lon don employ a servant, but there are 205, 858 persons of the servant class. Pins of Ancient Muke. Pics have been found among the |v Egyptian mummieii and in the pttkis ' tone caves of Switzerland. fur