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Ira. B. Tice Lodge Held Forth in
Braga Hall and Many Friends
Were Present.
Representatives from Jersey City Lodges
Were Present -All Had a Merry Time
Committee in Charge Had Everything
Complete and the Floor Was in an Ex
cellent Condition.
Thu tenth annual ball of the Ira B.
Tice Lodge No. 309, Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen, wns held in Braga
Hall last night. Although there have
been several dances givon already tms
week there was no noticeable fall off
in the usual attendance. In fact,
there was an inorease over last year’s
attendance. The dancers arrived
early and stayed late. The floor and
music were too good to leave. Abont
fifty couples were in the grand march.
Those in charge last night provided
a good time nnd as this was thoir sole
object they are to be given the praise
they merit. The floor manager was
James Campbell. He was assisted by
B. Abel and G. C. Holmes.
Patrick T. Bnrke, chairman, Robert
Mnlvauey, Patriok O’Niel, H. P. Mo
Ardle and John Gluskie comprised
the reception committee. The arrange
ment committee was J. T.McGraun,
chairman; J. P. Jones, secretary. O.
Palrnoa, A. Kelly, 0. Gallagher,
Joseph Lamb, B. Abel, P. Peterson,
G. O. Holmes, C. Johnson nnd J. J.
The Ira B. Tioe Lodge was organ
ized here in 1890 with about thirty
charter members. It now has sixty
four and is in a flourishing condition.
Its officers now are T. J. Griffin,
Master, P. Burke, vice Master, John
Desmond, past Master, J. Van Syckle,
secretary, R. Mnlvaney, financial
secrotary; P. Kynn, chaplain; C.
Johnson, conductor; J. Campbell,
warden; J. Gannon, inner guard, and
P. O’Niel, outer guard. There were
a number of out of town gnests pres
ent Several were from lodges. They
were A. B. Carhart, R. P. Kelly, J.
I. Kelly, T. 0. Morse, W. Crevery
and C. Traphagen, all of Jersey City.
They represented three lodges, The
Palisade, Adopted Daughters, and
Jersey City. Mr. Carhart is general
agent for ‘‘The Railroad Employee,”
a paper read by local railroad men.
A reception will be given at the
Grand Centrnl Palace Hall, Saturday
evening, November 21, under the
direction of D. J. Fl^nn, Music by
Prof. Steinhauser’s orchestra, Gent’s
25c, Ladies 15c.
In our Show
, 1
! 2 live Gold Fish and j
I Aquarium ■ 25c*
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;Sexton's Drug Store!
; 70-72 Smith St. !
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, The winner of yesterdays prize j
j was Marjorie Sweet, 175 Brigton §
i Ave. j
j The answer to yesterdays puzzle {
j was pointer. i
John Cunningham Watchman on Le
high Valley Wharves Had
Wetting Tuesday Night.
Mon working in tho boilor house at
tho Lehigh Valley freight wharves
heard vigorous calls for help Tuesday
night ahont 7 o’clock. Some of the
men rushed to where the voice seemed
to como and they found John Cunning
ham, the watchman on the dockB, in
the water. The tide was high and
one of the men, by lying flat on the
dock, helped the unfortunate man out
of the wet. Had the tide been low
the matter would have proven serious
ns thore is nothing the man might
have clang to.
Cunningham had not noticed a miss
ing string piece on tho dock and he
had sauntered off without any warn
ing. The chilly wave roused him,
however. He had gono to the water
edge to attend the needs of a tng boat
and had a lantern in his hand. The
rays of the lantern did not spread
very far and when the ligot struck
the water it went out with a "siz.”
Cunningham is none the worse for his
Three Wo-en Detected and One was Ar
rested—Fined $3.
The Lehigh Valley detective arrest
ed Mary Goswick, a Polish woman,
V** U A g i U K 1UUJ t/u* •
For some time lumber lias been taken
from the yards and a watch was put
on the place most visited. Early this
morning three women appeared. They
fled when they saw two officers. Two
went into the salt meadows. The
other was caught, she was hood $3.
Sergeant Dunham, who knows some
thing of the language, aoted as inter
Man Says He Was Aroused at Midnight and
After He Was Out He Was Assaulted.
William Collins was in court this
morning to swear out a complaint
against Robert Doane. Ho says Doane
went to his house last night at 12.45
o’clock and got him to go out as far
as White’s foundry and then punched
him soundly. The police will look
up the matter.
Wolff & Co’s New Newark Home.
The new home in Newark which
D. Wolff & Co., have been fitting up
for themselves, is one of the hand
somest in the State. This firm has
one of the most complcto stores of its
kind in Perth Amboy wlien a branch
was established several years ago.
Wolff & Company have always been
known for their enterprise'and when
the “new store” fever struck Newark
and several changes, were made this
firm was found to bo in the front
innks and now they are getting into
their new home. The building is
situated on Market street not far from
tlieir old home mid is a credit to that
thoroughfare. Since the branch was
established here it has become ono of
the leading shopping places in this
Operation Was Successful.
The operation on Mrs. S. O. Eyer
kuss, of 470 State street, by Dr.
Edward J. Ill, at St. Barnabas Hospi
tal, ^Newark, yesterday, was very
successful. If everything goes along
nicely from now on, Mrs. Eyerkuss
will be home in about three weeks.
Stanley J. Lockhurst, the fifteen
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Lockhurst, 128 Brighton avenue, died
at the home of his parents early this
morning. He was ill four months.
Interment will be in the Presbyterian
cometery, Rahway, Sunday afternoon.
When people want help they adver
tise in llie Evening News. Those
looking for help should bear this in
Olasssified ff^s. on page 2.
Mattetucks, blue Points and Rock
away Oysters, Lobsters, Quail,
Partridge, Wtodcock, Rabbits and
Wild Duck.
WORRELL’S, 46 Smith St.
Tell 200 L 2.
Presbyterian Ladies Exhibit
Weeks of Work in Their
Sunday School Room.
Everything of the First Cl.ss—Large At
tendance on the First Night and More
Expected Tonight and Tomorrow
Booth Tastefully Arranged—Tee Coun
try Store with Post Office a Big Feature
The annual three days fair of the
First Presbyterian church, being held
in their chapel in Rector street, was
triumphantly begun yesterday after
noon. Tne first night was a great
success. Numerous articles were sold
and each purchaser was convinced
that he had a bargain.
The supper was served from five
until six. Such a supper is seldom
offered to the public at any price. To
mnke the meal more gratifying to the
diner a whole bevy of charming young
ladies were on hand to attend his
wants. They were Edith Stacey.
Blanche Mason, Emily Laud, Edith
Orowell, Isabella Greaves, Lulu Dun
ham, Marguerite Boughton, Mary
Foote, and Katherino Philips. They
saw that all were well served.
The booths were prettily decorated
and well stocked with articles which
found ready sale. The country store
was filled with large variety of goods
always fonnd in such places. Signs
wero hung about advertising wares.
The ladies wish to mention the Mar
vin flour. The post office was, of
course, in the store. Mrs. Edward
Proctor was the postmistress. The
store itself was in charge of Mrs. J.
J. Dietche, Mrs. J. Petty, Miss Grace
Thompson, Mrs. J. Cnalmers and Mrs.
James Compton.
The doll's booth was in white.
Toys, dolls, names etc., were on sale.
The ladies in charge were Mrs. Ed
ward Barnes, Mrs. S. Riddlestorffer,
Mrs. William Sofield, Mrs. William
Henry and Mrs. C. Barnekov.
The Junior Endeavor Society had
its booth designed as a well. It was
prettily trimmed in pink and white.
Lemonade waB on sale. Mrs. Adrian
Lyon was chairman, site was assisted
by a number of young people.
The Rememberance booth was in
white muslin. An arch had the let
ters rememberance in gilt letters on n
white background. Ivy leaves were
twined about. This booth was given
the out-of-town friends and former
church members. A variety of arti
cles were offered. Mrs. J. G. Burns
and Edith Sofield presided. The
Rainbow bo.oth occupied the center of
the room and was in all colors. A
canopy of colored bunting crowned it.
The ladies in charge were wero dressed
in different colored garments. They
were Mrs. Eva Barnett and the Misses
Marjory Hermann, Florence and
Agnes Sofield and Hortense Rock.
Candy of all kinds was for sale.
The Fancy Work booth was in green
and white. The colors were twined
about the woodwork in a pleasing
confusion. Linen, embroidery, etc.,
were on the counters. Those in charge
were Mrs. William Stacey, Mrs. H.
Petts, Mrs. F. O. Pirn son, Mrs. G.
W. Tyrrell, Mrs. Tappen, Mrs. Mande
ville, and Mrs. C. Lewis.
A poppy grab was well patronized,
poppies, dolls, etc., were the prizes.
The linen booth was trimmed with
white. Linens of every description
are on sale. Mrs. William Murdoch
and Mrs. J. Halpin are in charge.
Mr. Jesse Halbert played several
selections on the Tway piano and
lyraphone. The fair will continue
tonight and tomorrow night.
For real estate see page 2.
George W. Rogers Walter A. Snow.
Pyrographic Portraits a Specialty
JVrt studios
Novelties in Burned Leather and
Water Colors. Original Designs
Submitted and Executed .
15 Wiiliard Place, Montclair, N. J.
Meeting Held Last Night at
Which They Each Received
Warrant for $50.
Salaries of the Commissioners had been
Held Up But Decision of Supreme Court
Declares They have Some Powers
Transacted Some Business and Granted
One New License.
The board of Excise Commissioners
held a special meeting last night.
The happening of most importance
and satisfaction to the board was their
nresentation of warrants for |50 each
by City Clerk Rielley. Tnis is their
first pay. While Mayor Seaman held
the board was an unconstitutional
body, they received no money. They
asked several times bnt never got it.
The decision of Justice Fort declares
that they have some powers and the
Mayor then ordered the commissioners
paid. Five very satisfied men left the
building after the meeting. Their
$50 each was a lone while coming, but
they are ready to forget and forgive
now that it has arrived.
There were several transfers and re
newals. One new license was granted
to Michael Kennedy, of Hartford
odlu¥was in
Believed to Have Taken Steam
boat for New York-Escaped
in Bateau.
Constable Roberts, of South Amboy,
who lias been trying to find Fred
Odium, who escaped from the Pertli
Amboy police, discovered that Odium
arrived at South Amboy in a small
batteau w hich ho tied ud to the steam
boat dock and then hung around the
dock from Tuesday morning until
Wednesday morning, at which time
he took the New Brunswick steam
boat, supposedly to New York, as he
had inquired how much the fare
would be to that city.
Miss Farrington Will Play.
Miss Clara Farrington will play in
a conoret with Charles W. Wallace,
the famous blind organist, at the
Backettstown Centeniary Collegiate
Institute Friday night. The concert
is given under the auspices of one of
the school fraternities. A number of
people from this city will attend.
Miss Farrington is instructor in vio
lin at the institute.
Want More Goods.
The ladies at the Hospital rummage
sale are short of goods. Look again
over your stock in the attic. There
may be something there that will
never be any good to you, only in the
way; set it out, call up Mrs. Redhing
on the telephone or by postal and she
will collect it next lay. Every dollar
that these cast off garments bring goes
to the hospital.
To Give Calico Hop.
The First Ladies Hebrew Benevol
ent Society will hold a calico hop in
Grand Central Palace Hall Favette
street December 1. It will be a pleas
ant evening for all who attend.
Class in Ger nan.
German class, children and adults,
Wednesdays and Saturdays, Room 11,
Scheuer Building, 122 Smith street.
4035-11-17-3 adv.
& -T. \l A S() \T
Engineer McCann Recommends
that Work on the Structure
Cease for the Winter.
Iron now on the Foundation Heavier than
the Draw, but it Allows for the Moving
Load—Action Stopping all Work was
Taken at Meeting of Freeholders in
Cranbury Tuesday.
As was told in the Evening News
yesterday, the Freeholders, at the
meeting in Cranbnry, Tuesday, took
action stopping all work on the new
Raritan liver bridge until next March.
This course was decided on upon the
recommendation of Special Consulting
Engineer Thomas McCann, who re
ported that the ceDtre pier, on which
the draw is to rest, is found to be still
For more than a month now the
centre pier on which the draw is to
ll A A Vfc A A M fl M * A A . 1 A M 1 A H
hundred tons of iron have been piled
on it to test how great a weight it
will carry and 10 determine whether
the pier is on a solid foundation.
Engineer McCann, in the several re
ports that he submitted yesterday,
stated that there are now 578 tons of
iron resting on the pier. This amount
is 100 tons more than the draw which
will rest on the pier will weigh. The
extra amount, however, represents the
moving load, that according to the
contract, the bridge will »be required
to sustain.
Since the weight has been on the
pier, wliioh is built of concrete, he
has examined it about every three
days to see if it has sunk, and he has
found that nearly each time the pier
has gone down some part of an inch.
Sometimes the distance has been verv
nearly an inch. His last examination
showed that the pier had san* a six
teenth of an inch. As the pier thus
shows a tendency to continue to sink,
he recommended that the contractors,
Sandford & Harris, be ordered by the
Bridge Committee to cease all work
for the present. He said that lie
would have ordered the wor* stopped
himself, but he had not the authority.
Acting on this recommendation, Mr.
Glenn made a motion that the con
tractors be ordered to stop all work
j until further notice from the commit
tee and the bridge engineer. The
! motion was carried.
The contractors had expected to
complete all of their work on the
bridge this fall. They now have the
iron work and all of the machinery
for the draw on scows in the river
near the pier, ready to put in place.
Obeying the order given yesterday,
i fhev will now he ooniDelled to Store
;the draw material nntil next spring.
Mr. Lewis, of Cranbury, who was
at the meeting, and lias had much ex
perience in driving piles in the river
bed in the vicinity of the new bridge,
stated as his opinion that the pier
sinks becanse it has not been bnilt or
solid ground and the flow of the rivei
washes the earth away. It is though?
that when the work is resumed on tn*
pier that it will have stopped sinking.
Annual Dollar Roll Call.
The regular monthly business meet
ing of the Ladies Auxiliary of Simp
son M. E. church will be held tonight
at 8 o’clock at the home of Mrs. L.
Rankin, No. 1 Centre street. A Dol
lar Roll Call will be held at this time
at which each member is requested tc
give one dollar they have earned.
Buildinj Trades Association.
An important meeting of the Build
ing Trades Association will bo heir
inJDana Hall tomorrow night. A fre(
lunch will be served. Election of of
i fleers will take place.
Successodto L. Albert & Co.
...Photographic Studio..
Everything In Portrait, Landscape
and Interior Photography.
P. O. Building* Perth Amboy, N. J
Professor Shelley Was Experiment |||
ing in the High School Labora- ffl
tory when Stuff Went Off I
An explosion occurred in the High 9HB
School labaratory this morning. Prof.
Shelley liad his face badly burned.
All sorts of rumors were current ISK
this noon. Most of them have been Hi
discredited, however. What really
happened is this, some sulphur and HI
phosphorus came together and when
they came together they made trouble. «HE
One of the pnpils said the intention '^H
was to mix the two and make real
matches that wonld strike and go off.
Tlie combination went off. bnt it was iK
not on the end of a stick at the time
and wiiat is more it went off all in a kJ
bunch and caused just a little con- B|
fusion. HE
Sulphur burns very well and phos- Hi
phorus, which burns when the air IH
touches it, has to be kept under water Bj
to prevent trouble. A small amount
iB enough to make a lot of flame. 0fH|
This particular amount came in con
tact with the sulphur, off it went. xiHs
The noise was not very loud, but g^B
there was plenty of smoke. When the
windows were opened it poured forth ti<^|
as from a furnace. The smoke was ci^H
blueish white. ni^H
Frof. Shelley’s face is painfully in- 00^H
jnred. A doctor dressed the * burns.
The professor will be all right in a
short time. a^H
Danish Dressmaker Said to be
tror TWip :^ Dies Snddenly
in New York.
The following appeared in a New
York newspaper:
“Mrs. Annie Nielsen Fenne, a Dan
ish woman, died at 10.30 yesterday at
the home of Mary Nelson, on the top
floor of 319 Fifth street. New York,
where she had been boarding since
Tuesday night. The woman came to
the Nelson house on Monday night,
saying that she was a dressmaker;
that she had lived in Perth Amboy,
and that she had left a child there.
She was looking for work in this city.
“ Waldeman Christiansen, 29 years
old, also a Dane, accompanied her to
the house, and went away when the
woman obtained board. Last night
Christiansen called, but previously to
that Mrs. Fenne had said that she
was not feeling well, and went out
and bought some medicine, wnicli she
took. Christiansen stayed until a late
hour. In the morning the dressmaker
was found writhing in pain, and she
declared that she was dying. Dr.
Price, of 117 Second avenue, was
summoned, but the woman was dead
when he arrived. The physician
thought death might have been caused|wl
by poison—atropine or something ofltoi
that sort. I*01
“Christiansen was taken before! by
Coroner Jackson and questioned.” Di
When shown the story this morning
Chief Bnrke said all he knew about
the matter was what he had read. He
declared that an effort to get any trace m,
of a dressma ker by that name here
had failed. ,
A Jtews reporter learned that a
Danish girl of the name of Fenne had
come to this city about two rears ago __
and had lived in Elm street. She had —
a friend whose name was {Christian
sen, but neither could be found today.
White Got Thirty Days. s
Fred White, of Phillipsbnrg, was
arrested last, night by Officer Cnrig
Hansen, charged with vagrancy. He
said he had come in on a freight
train. The recorder sent him out on
a trolley. Thirty days in county jail
was the sentence.
Is Not a Partner.
Mr. A. Metzendorf announces that
he is not a partner in the Perth Am
boy Coal Company.
44 Fayette Street.
Telephone 65 w. ^

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