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ONE JUMPED OVERBOARD TO ESCAPE. Police After Alleged Rope Thieves and Met them at the Staten Island Ferry. ONE WAS GAUCHT. Were in To'.tenville and Local Police were Notified that they Would Arrive Herr on One of the Ferry Trips Last Night Whin the Men Saw Police they Tried to Escape. Policeman Lynch, of Tottenville, sent word to polioe headquarters, in this city, about 11 o’clock last night that Fred, known as “Spot” Odium, and Frank Miller, wanted here for stealing rope, were in that place and would come over on the 12.20 boat. Sergeant Mulligan and Patrolman Long went to the Staten Island ferry. When the men saw the officers, they nthomnforl fn nononn TVTillnr nlimhod over the piling of the slip, but was followed and captured. “Spot,” however, was not disposed to bo so oasily taken. To him a temporary wetting was more acceptable. He ran to the stern of the boat and jumped off. He swims like a fish and it is thought ho escaped drowning. At auy rate he has thus far esoaped the police. Close watch was kept along shore, but nothing was seen of him. Miller was given a hearing this morning be fore Recorder Picltersgill. He says he was drunk when he took the rope. He was held for the grand jury. On the night of November 9 over half a ton of hawsers was stolen from three canal boats lying at the Valley coal wharves. The rope was recover ed by the police next day, bat the men escaped to Staten Island, where they have since remained. THIS IS FAIR WEEK. Presbyterian Ladies have been Working for their Annual Event. This is fair week for the Presbyter 1 ians and that means that the whole city is interested. That annual event uoon which so many depend to secure their Christmas gifts and all kinds of fancy articles, will be held in the Presbyterian chapel Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon and evenings of this week. \ The ladies announce that all the usual attractions of a fair will be found together with many added novelties. A tempting supper will be served every night and varied musical programs have been arranged. The ladies have been busy for the past month or more preparing ror this evont and it promises to eclipse all previous efforts. [SEXTON'S I i Own Manuiacturc • | Hore Hound | and | Wild Cherry [ [ Cough Drops | I Sc F=>CDI_J]Nr ED I 170-72 Smith Street, j PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE FUTURE OF THE NATION. Rev. Percy R Ferris Delivers an Interesting Discourse in Baptist Church. Iu the Baptist church, last night, Rev. Percy R. Ferris delivered an interesting discourse on the goneral subject of our public schools. Hip topic was, “Our Public Schools, the Hope of the Nation.’’ Mi. Ferris gave a brief history of the institutions of learning as they were among the early ages. He de dared that tho future of our own laud rested in the public schools and that upon the teachers, more than anyone else, depended the future of thif nation. He recited the fact of thous ands of emigrants coming to our shores every year. They bring with them tho traits of their own land and cling together, continuing to use their own langnnge and their own customs. They mingle little with the American people, but, said the minister, they do scud their Children to tho public schools nnd there lies tho secret. The emigrants themselves may never be como Americanized, but their children are and the next generation grows up to be among the country’s best citi zens. Mr. Ferris spoke of the public schools and the chnrch. Ho declared they should be kept entirely separat ed. State aid should never be given to private institutions. Tho public schools are open to all and if a person j__4. .1_.j i.:_ them, it is no fault of the State, for he has a perfect right to do it. The Bible, which is read in the schools, the preacher said, is not a protestant Bible, it is not a Catholic Bible, neither is it Methodist, Presbyterian or Baptist, it is simply the Word of God, Elis divine book upon which the foundation of this nation was built and it should continue to be read as it is as long as the nation stands. Mr. Ferris was very earnest in his words and maao a deep impression. Presbyterian Fair, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon and evoniug, November 18, 19, 20. Ad mission 10 cents. Sapper served every evening. Don’t forget the dates. 4028-11-16-1 MRS. JARLEY’S WAX WORKS. Will be Given in St. Peter. Sunday School Room Tomorrow Night. Mrs. Jarley’s wax works will be given in St. Peter’s Sunday school room tomorrow night. There will also be a musical program. The .affair is under the management of the women of tbo clinrch and the proceeds are for the benefit of the Parish House fund. Mrs. Jarley’s wax works, in spite of their age, are still popular. New foatnres are continually being intro duced to matte them interesting to all who have seen them befora. There is always something to langli at and they are something people never seem to grow tired of seeing. The ladies of|St. Peter’s have arranged to give the wax works in a complete and en tertaining manner and those who have never seen the time-honored figures will have the opportunity tomorrow night under the most favorable con ditions. “Doc” Theide to be Released. This morning the Recorder signed a release for Fred Thiede, known here as “Doc.” A boilermaker in New Brunswick has agreed to take Theide and employ him for the winter. “Doc” says that he will not return to Perth Amboy exoept to pass through and he will be released this morning. Miss Joselson to Wed Mr. Cohen. “'Cards have been issued for the en gagement of Miss Annie Joselson, of this city, to J. Cohen, a well known merchant of Elizabeth, to take place at the residence of Miss Joselson on Sunday, November 22. Classsifled ads. on page 2. George W. Roger?) Walter A. Snow. Pyrographii Portraits a Specialty gyra-Jirt j§>tutlios Novelties? in Burned Leather and Water GJloks. Original Designs Subuittbp and Executed. 15 Wiliiard £face, Montclair, N. J. SCHOOL 6 OPENS FOR SCHOLARS. Now 500 Pupils in the Building and Ten Rooms are Occupied. FIXING ThT GRADES. Plenty of Work for All at the New Building —Three Rooms Left for Pupils who are to Come Later—Principal Reagle in Charge—Teachers who are There and the Rooms they Have. School No. 6 opened this morning with Principal Charles A. Keagle in chargo. Everything is progressing satisfactorily. There are now 500 scholars, which leaves a mnrgin of 150 seats for those who may come in later. The thirteen rooms meant to contain scholars arc all occupied ex cept three. The rooms now in use are filled. At first there was a little confusion in arranging the scholars in grades. I At 9 o’clock some 200 came in and ' 11 ... .1 . 1 i I .it. I UllCJ lUUVtV (« UUJDU U mimm | quake. Superintendent Shull, how-1 aver, said a few words and the noise | ceased. After these had been situated the others who came in were more, easily handled. \ There was plenty of wcrk for every-' one, including the janitor, W. C. j Martin. He was detailed to watch over a lot of youngsters whose teacher did not arrive on time. Two of tlio rooms which were supposed to be j occupied had no seats and the scholars had to stand up. They were later transferred'to other rooms. The drum has not yet been tried. The black boards have arrived and arc being put in placo. The teachers in charge of the rooms are: Prof. Charles A. Rangle room 18, sixth grade. This is. the highest grade, the average age is thirteen. Miss Laura Ernst has the 6th grade in room 12. Miss Anna Park has part of the third and part of the fourth grades in room 10. Miss Grace Car man has room 9 with portions of the 3rd and 4tli grados. Miss Rose Lau gan has room 6 with the 2nd grade; Miss May Hanson room 6 with parts of 2nd and 1st grades. Mrs. Bertha Hull' has the first grade in room 3, and Miss Nellie Hartshorne has part of the 1st grade in room 4. Miss Agnes Hardiman lias room 2 with the sub-primary. Miss Hattie Sharrot lias the 1st grade C section in room 1. As fast as the new scholars come in they will be given seats. No con fusion is expected and it is thought that there will be enough seats for the applicants. YOUNG LADIES ORGANIZE Form What is Known as the Young Ladies Hebrew Circle. It has leaked out from an unknown source that a yonue ladies social club was organized in the Hebrew fratern ity under the name of The Young Ladies Hebrew Circle. Its main object is to become popular and rise in social standing. The names of the officers are kept secret, but it is expected that all particulars will leak out. in the near future. This is the third attempt to form a perma nent organization and all expectations are that they will succeed. Their first social meeting was held nt the home of Miss Wagner on State street, and decided to hold a Popcorn social soon. Card of Thanks. Peter F. Damm wishes to thank the many friends who were so kind in their attention and services in the last illness of his wife. He wishes also to thank the Danish Brotherhood and the Danish Hundred Men Association, for their beautiful floral tributes. LOST I SCOTCH COLLIE BITCH, a little under sized, dark sable, with full white collar; breast, four feet and tip of tail white. REWARD OF $10 If returned to J.C. McCoys Farm, Metuchen. Or 132 Smith St. Perth Amboy. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY LOCAL LAWYERS. Were Read in the District Court this Morning Death of Thomas M Thickstnn. The following resolutions on the leatli of Thomas M. Thickstnn were read in the District Court this morn ing: “Whereas, it has seemed better to Almighty God to take unto himself tne soul of Thomas M. Thickstnn, one if the active practitioners of the bar if this State; and “Wtiereas, the death of the said rhomus M. Thickstnn was violent and mdden so that the entire community was shocked and grieved ; and “ Whereas he was a young man who seemed destined to sncceed in his ihosen profession by reason of his lonsoientious, painstaking and per severing attention to his work, gnided by an intelligent and conservative mind;and “Whereas, we, the members of the bar, aro dosirous in some degree, to testify our appreciation of his abilities ana sterling worth; “Now Therefore, be it resolved, that we do hereby extend to his be reaved family the expression of our most sincere syrapatny for their irre parablo loss; “That the bar of this State has lost an exemplary and able member and the coramo«ity a worthy citizen; “Tliof wfi rooraE liin iionfVi of flin threshold of a career, which seemed to ns so likely to be crowned with success and honor; “That we of the bar located in Perth Amboy, feel a personal loss in his death; and “That these resolutions be spread on the minutes of the District Court of this city and a certified copy ‘here of be forwarded to his family.’’ > ___ x FORUM WILL HOLD AN OPEN MEETING. After Regular Business a Debate Other Interesting Features in the Program. To light the Young Men’s Forum will hold an open meeting in the lecture room ot Simpson M. E. church to wliioh all of their friends are in vited. The regular business of the Forum will be finished first after which three candidates for membership to the Forum will be voted upon. The new ballot box will be used for the first time. If the candidates are admitted, they will be initiated after which they will become full fledged members. A debate will be part of the night’s entertainment, followed by a few violin selections by Kenneth Martin, and a number of piano selections and songs by the members. After the en tertainment refreshments will be servod. Presbyterian Fair, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon and evening, November 18, 19 and 20. Admission 10 cents. Suppor served every evening. Don't forget the dates. 4028-11 -lti-1 SORENSEN TO BE TRIED. Local Police Have Worked a Strong Case Against Him. The trial of Christian Sorensen, who is in the county jail, accused of all the petty burglaries in this city, and many in Bayonne, is expected to be called today in New Brunswick. Chief of Police Burke and Detective Huff have been hard at work on the case ever since ho was arrested and they believe that they can now con vict him. Tho robberies occurred last summer. The first being a number of homes or Madison avenue, whose owners hac gone to Bovnton Beach with the Dan ish M. E. Sunday School picnic. £ few days later a number of stores were entered and several valnabli artioles stolen. Other houses wert also entered. He was captured in Plainfield RARITAN LAUNPRT 44 Fayette Street. Telephone 85 w. LACE CURTAINS, BLANKETS PREACHED SERMON TO F. AND A. M. Raritan Lodge Attend Simpson M. E. Church in a Body Last Night. THE BIBLE COMPARED. Rev. S. T. Jackson Showed the Books of Books is the Greatest Classic Ever Written—Told sfthe Foundation of Ma sonry and of itsIGrowth and (Connection with the Bible. In Simpson M. E. church, last night, Rev. S. T. Jackson preached to the Raritan lodge, No. 61, Eree and Accepted Masons. He spoke of the foundation of the order and its rela tions with the Bible. | The text was from the 180th verse of the 119th Psalm, “The entrance of Thy word giveth light." He referred to the founding of the order, its object and progress. Mr. Jackson pronounced th« Bible the greatest of classics. The work of Dante, Milton, Voltaire, nuiiitjr, >11^11, iiiuuyuiucB auu uwici ancient writers, he compared with the Book of books. He spoke of the truth, the literary correctness and tne universality of the Bible. He spoke of Robert Ingersoll's speeches and answered one of his attacks on the holy book. There’was a very large attendance and over sixty masons were present. The choir gave several selections. Mrs. Robert Macan sang a solo. Presbyterian Fair, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon evening, November 18, *U. Ad mission 10 cents. Supper served every evening. Don’t forget the dates. 4028-11-16-1 WANT TO KEEP THE PRIZE IN THIS CITY. Lively Contest cn Between Local Curate and South Amboy. Rev. B. T. O’Connell, pastor of St. Marys Roman Catholic church, an nounced yesterday that great interest was now being taken in the coming fair which the church will hold in Wilder Hall for one week, commenc ing Monday, November 23. &. number of the prominent young men, members of the church, have decided to take books, go out among their friends and solicit toward the fund which Rev. S. A. Mitchell is now collecting. There is great com petition between the local curate and Fatner Brady, of South Amboy, for the prize offered the priest collecting the most money, and the members oi St. Mary’s church are bound that the prize shall remain id this city. A new scheme has also been adrtec to help ont Father Mitchell. All o: the small children, of the parish, hav< 'been supplied with cards and the gen eral request is, “Mister, give me i punch.’’ The punches cost one cen each. The ladies of the parish wil hold a reception iD Wilder Hal Thursday night and the money thej clear will also go to help Fathej Mitchell along. TENTH ANNIVERSARY. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Peterson Entertainei Friends in Honor of the Event. -- Mr. and Mrs. Peter Peterson, o | No. 334 Madison avenue, celebrate! the tenth anniversary of their marriag | last night. They entertained a num ber of their friends during the even j ing in honor of the event. At 8.3 : o’clock supper was served. Many use fnl presents were received. P . NYGR EEN, Successorito L. Albert & Co. ...Photographic Studio.. Everything in Portrait, Landscape and Interior Photography. • P. O. Building:. Perth Amboy, N.J ONLY TWO BUTCHER I SHOPS WERE OPEN.I Both of These were in Hall Avenue® —Statement Made by one B Man was Defiant 9 The efforts of the polic° to have tho^| butcher shopB of the city closed on^| Sunday, is meeting with some snccee-. B| Yesterday two shops in Hall avenue were open, ODe at 3C and a clothing^! store at 41. At 3(5 the owner waB B cutting meat. At 41 tne man in Ly charge refused to / lose when Officer B Meshrow ordered him to do so. When B told of the orders he is said to have B made a declaration of defiance. “I B don’t care for the Mayor, the Chief, B or anybody else, ” he is quoted as sav- B ing. “this is my property and I do as B I want to.” He kept open. B About the rest of the town no shops B were found open. They may have B opened when the police were in sight. Kj hut they were not caught. H LOCAL DRUM CORPS I TOOK NEWARK PRIZE.! Independents of this City Surpassed E ail Other in Excellence of Drill ! and Marching. 9 The Independent Fife and Drum Bp Corps, of this place, took a prize in a H contest in tne uoiossenm, aewam, Saturday night. The prize was six beautifully engraved silver trays and they were contested for by five very determined corps. Over 500 people witnessed|the con test which consisted of marching, drilling and general points of excel lence. The Independents were cli06en to lead the grand march. After the march the judge gave the prize to the local corps. The boys are very proud of their achievement. They have been in existence ,r‘ ab. four years and are jV* ' ^v ^wn ■ T hey are six in namber. The National Fife and Drum Corps, of Newark, were in charge of the affair. _ NEW FERRYBOATS TO BE MODELS OF THEIR CLASS Plans Have Been Prepared for Boats to Ply Between New York and St- George Plans and specifications for the five new ferryboats authorized by the Dock Department for the improved Staten Island service have been prepared by A. Cary Smith. With their accept ance an important step in the reform of the transit facilities to the island will be taken. The new boats will present the most modern types of such vessels that will be seen in this harbor. They will be of the propelling type with donble decks, and passengers will laud from both decks at once. The shape and form of tho bows will preclnde the wash of passing steamers breaking on the decks and they will have high __ Jl_J __ C_♦ l,or* ncnol UU'I -- --I The whole scheme of these boats is to fit them foi the use of patrons and not to make patrons fit the boat. ■ They will have smoking rooms, toilet 1 rooms, &c., and ample space at bow ' and stern for those who wisn to take 1 the air, as well as ample room outside t the cabin on the upper deck. The 1 stairways leadmg to the upper decks 1 will be at the end and not aimdship, as is the usual practice. This will exclude smoke and bad air from the upper and women’s cabin. Cerank Got Thirty Day*. f Frank Cerank, of Elizabeth street, was arrested Saturday night for being druna and disorderly. Recorder Pickersgill sentenced him to thirty davs in jail. r "__ I ""obituary. 1 - Bertel Couly, the fourteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hansen, of 54 Charles street, died at his home on J Sunday. He will be buried in Alpine - cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J. Christianson will conduct the services. Mattetucks, Blue Points and Rock away Oysters. Lobsters Quail, Partridge Woodcock, Rabbits and . Wild Duck. WORRELL’S, 46 Smith St. Tell 300 L 2.