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OFFER OF $300,000 FOR RARITAN TRACTION COMPANY IS REFUSED. Statement Made at the Meeting of the Woodbridge Tcwnship Committee Last Night by John Quin Who Represents the Elizabethport, Amboy and Long Branch Railroad Company. - ©-—-1 r than if thoy were placed so a refusal would not affect them. As a matter of business Mr. Martiu said the com pany would work harder to get the franchise if they were over the tracks than if they were not. Mr. Quin said no application has been made lately for the franchise. He said: “I believe my company would build up Main street to Amboy avenue if they had the franchise. They do not want to build ‘just now and be held np by the people of Perth Amboy. ” Mr. Quin said he would talk to his company and see just exactly what they would consent lo do and on December to they would roport to the committeo ana the people of Wood bridge and then state what they wanted. Take your doctor’s prescriptions to Sexton, the Druggist. 11-20-1 Have a good time tonight with Hamlet. 11-20-1 adv SURPRISED MAN AT BAR. Vvnen Bar Tender Entered Saloon This Morning He Found An other There Ahead of Him. The monotony of tho trolley hear ings before the township committee in Woodbridge was varied last night by tho statement of John Qnin, who represents the Elizabethport, Amboy and Long Branch Railroad Company. | He said that the company he spoke for | had offered J. C. McCoy fJOO.OOO for the Raritan Trnction Company and the latter had refnsed it. There was quite a lively session and tho hearing was again adjourned until December 10. The chairman openod the meeting j by asking Mr. Quin, if his company j wanted to come to Woodbridge or not. | Mr. Qnin did not directly answer the question. He said that his company, wanted to go through Woodbridge to Perth Amboy, but there were certain j drawbacks and because of these draw-| backs the company wanted the ordi- ( nance pissed which allows them to I cross the creek bridge and to run a branch across the salt meadows from Sewaron on a private right ot way to the east side of the Pennsylvania railroad, coming out on Main street, ; Woodbridge, and to run this branch . to what is practically the outskirts of! Wood bridge and there stop, with the WjUBege of building a line up Main f Street to Amboy avenue to Spa Springs for two voars. After this time an-| other road could have the right of tiacks 111 Woodbridgo and go to Spa Spring the people in Perth Amboy will see that they must come that wav and would make them grant all sorts of concessions. Mr. Quin says that the people and the council of Perth Amboy favor the Raritan Trac tion Company and with what influence Mr. McCoy could bring on the council the Rnritan Traction Company would be granted the Frachiso and the Eliza bethport, Amboy and Long Brnnoh would be left in the hole. Here Mr. J. H. Leisen, of Wood bridge spoke. Ho suggested that the committee pass the ordinance with the two year clause struck oat, thus allowing any other company the right to build at once. Mr. Leisen did not see why the Elizabethport, Amboy & Long Branch Company should keep any other road out. Mr. Quin said he was certain that his company would not consent to this. Mr. Leisen now spoke vigorous ly. He said, let Mr. Quin’s company cross the creek bridge and if they would withdraw from the Woodbridgo branch he had another company that would come in and build at once. Let the Elizabethport, Amboy & Long Branch cross the creek and reimburse the township each year. Mr. Quin said that if the company This morning when the bartender in ftarl Nelson’s saloon, at 13 Hall ivenue, entered the place, he saw a man near the end of the bar with two bottles of whiskey and a pair of shoes in his hand. The surprise was mutual. The man went down the cellar nnd got away by means of a window through which he haa affect sd an entrance by removing the grat ng. He was recognized as a man who had been around the saloon until i late hour the night before. It was lot considered necessary to catch him ind he was allowed to go. ; Come and have a laugh tonight at ;he Grand Central Palaco Hall. 11-20-1 adv MR SEYLER BURIED. rhree Lodges Attended—Masons in Charge cf the Obsequies. Tlie funeral of Henry Seyler was leld from his late home on 103 Wnsli ngton street at 2 o’clock this after loon. Mr. Seyler was fifty years of ige. He is snrvived by Mrs. Fanny Seyler, and his son, Edward W. Sey ,er. He was employed as carpenter m the Lehigh Valley docks and lias seen a resident of Perth Ambov for :wenty years. The funeral was Masonic. Members if the Masons, Royal Arcanum and •Lmerioan Mechanics were present, rhere were pillows and wreaths from sach and from Mr. Seyler’s fellow workers. The pillows were of chrys anthemums and roses trimmed with ivy leaves. A profusion of flowers was brought by friends. Mr. Seyler was well known and re spected in this community where he spent the last years of itis life. Inter ment was in Alpine cemetery. Rev. E. J. Kcnling, of the Grace English r.nttiernn church, officiated. Mr. Loisen spoke of would take the axpenses of the ordinance they could some in at once. In the course of the balk Mr. Quin said: “I offered Mr McCoy $100,000 more ;han his 8% miles of railroad ever :ost him. My company would have laid $300,000 for the Raritan Traction Company but Mr. McCoy refused the imount and said that he would not ook at double the money. ” Mr. Quin took this as a refusal to sell as he said Mr. McCoy would never ;et double. He stated again tiiat his jompany did not want to cross the iracks and be placed in a position where the people of Perth Amboy sonld demand anything of them. J. H. T. Martin thought that if the Elizahethport, Amboy & Long Branch road was compelled to cross the tracks ind conre up Main street to Amboy ivenue the fact tiiat they would have ;o go to Perth Amboy would inspire ;hem with more activity to get the franchise and that they would he ready to spend more money to get it way if they failed to build. To the township committeemen this looked as though the company did not care mucli about the Woodbridge | branch and wanted to run the railroad j with tho two year clause inserted ^ only to gain permission to cross the j Woodbridge Creok bridge. Sovoral of | the committeemen said they would not consent to such an ordinance. The chairman, turning to Mr. Quin, said: “I do not see where Woodbridge is to gain by such an arrangement. We want a line that will make it possible for a large number of people working in Carteret and living in Perth Am boy to live in Woodbridge. This can be secured only by a line from Car teret to Woodbridge and into Wood bridge. The people of Woodbridge would not be benafitted. ” Mr. Quin says his company wants to run only to the railroad at present and have tho right to build up Main street to Amboy because they do not wish to be placed so the people of Perth Amboy can demand everything of them. They have not, they think, any very good chance to got the fran chise over the new bridge and at present if they cross the Pennsylvania J Don’t forgot tho Hamlet tonight. 11-20-1 ndv SEXTON'S PUZZLE. This picture represents the name of au nrticle found in the school room. Can you guess itf The prize for to-day will be 2 Live Gold Fish and Aquarium. Noticp. Our store will remain closed all day Thanksgiving day, open Wednesday until 10 p. m. S. bchener & Sons. P. NYCREEN, Successor^ L. Albert & Co. ...Photographic Studio... Evarything in Portrait, Landscape and Interior Photography. P. O. Rnlldlntr. Perth Amlwr, N. J. 1 ■-1 GIeorgr W. Rogers Walter A. Snow. J Pyrographic Portraits a Specialty studios Novelties in Hurxkd Leather and Water Colors. Original Designs Submitted and Ex ecu ted. 5 Wllliard Place, Montclair, N. J. CHURCHES WILL UNITE FUR SERVICE. ) Thanksgiving Service to be Held in Baptist Church in Which Five Congregations will Join. MR. HANSON TO PREACH Rev. Peroy R. Ferris of the Baptist Church will Preside and Other Pastors will have Some Part—Rev. Dr. H. G. Mendenhall will Read I President's Proclamation Concerning the Day. The Thanksgiving union service will be held in the Baptist church this year. It is the turn of the Presbyter ians to entertain, but as thev are now having a new organ installed, the Baptists offered the use of their edifice, whieh was accented. The service will begin at 10.80 o'clock and the sermon will be preach ed by Rev. A. Hanson, pastor of the Danish M. E. church. Rev. Percy R. Perris, pastor of the Baptist church, will preside. The churches which will join in this service are the Simp son M. E., Presbyterian, Danish M E., SwodiBh Congregational and Baptist. The service will opou with an in vocation by Rev. Mr. England, of the Swedish chnrch, prayer, by Rev. S. T. Jackson, of Simpson M. E., Scrip ture reading by Mr. Euglunci, Presi iwuii b iirucuunaiiou reaa Dy xvev. ur. H. G. Mendenhall, pastor of the Prosbvterian chu-oh. OUR BUSINESS IS MAKING AND SELLING Candy Having had years of ex perience and devoting our time solely to this line of business we are in a position to make better goods and sell at lower prices than stores who carry candy as a side line. We want every person in Perth Amboy to TRY OUR CANDY Just give it a Trial. If it is not all we claim for it go elsewhere if you wish Special <£ FOR THIS WEEK. Salted Peanuts 15c lb. Orders taken tor Churches, Sunday Schools, Societies, Parties, etc. at reasonable prices. Remember the place. | 106 SMITH ST. RECEPTION ' BY LADIES OF PARISH Effort to Increase the Fund Being Raised for Father Mitchell was a Great Success Last Night. | INFORMAL AFFAIR. No Committees Were Appointed and Every-! thing was Done to Make the Cues s Merry—Large Crowd was Present and Danced Until an Early Hour—Ladies are Much Pleased. A neat snm of money was cleared for Father Mitchell at the reception given by the ladies of St. Mary’s parish in Wilder Hall last night. The hall was crowded and besides accom plishing the desired result, that of raising money for the priest’s contest, a good time was provided for all who attended. The reception was entirely inform al. No committee was appointed, all the ladies having a hand in the suc cess of the affair. They worked hard and well earned their success. As a result, Father Mitchell’s fund is con siderably increased. The music was excellent, the floor smooth and glassy. Nothing was lacking to make the reception one long to bo remembered. The attend ance was evidence of the interest be ing taken in the contests between the nwinnfn nf lliin nitn Gnn f h A tnl intT OnH Now Brunswick. The local parish ioners are aroused and every effort is being exerted during this week to keep the prize fn this city. Be at the Grand Central Palace, Fayette street, tonight. 11-201 r,dv ACCUSED OF STEALING $33 FROM A TRUNK. Godesky at Police Headquarters Search of His Own Trunk Reveals $32 Steve Godesky, a Polander. was arrested this morning by Patrolman McDermott while he was at work in Patrick Whito’s fonndrv. Grand lar ceny is the charge. It is said he entered the honso of Ferrick Tiuky at Goodwin and Smith streets, and took $13 from a trunk. Godesky gave his address as 276 Prospect street. His brother and another man saw him in Tinky’s bedroom, they say, and wit nessed his takiDg the money. They told Tinky. This morning Godesky's trunk was taken to the station house, a search revealed $32. It is thooght this may be part of the $33. He is being held. Godesky lias served time in the I county jail before. August 7, 1900, I he was convicted of grand larceny on 1 a charge made by Jacob Tollin. He ; got three months. He gave his resi ! dence as Brooklyn. He will get more ; than three months this time, it is I thought. Godesky refuses to talk. — Be at the Grand Central Palace. Fayette street, tonight. 11-20-1 adv IN HONOR OF BIRTHDAY. Mrs. Julias Aachenberg entertained ja number of her friends at her home, on Cortlandt street, Tuesday after noon in honor of her birthday. She received very many handsome presents Those present were Mrs. John Hille berg, Mrs. H. Anderson, Mrs. Thomas Klink. Mrs. Carl Nelson, Mrs. John son. Mrs. Zangenberg, Mrs. William i Aachenberg, Mrs. T. Aachenberg, ^ Mrs. Mathiason and Mrs. M. Nelson. Have a good time tonight with Hamlet.11-20-1 adv PEKA\ COFFEI ELKS AT THE COUNTY SEAT LAST NICHT. Local Lodgemen Went to New Brunswick to Attend the Cele bration of Eighth Anniversary. HAD A 6IC TIME. New Brun3w'ck Lodge Celebrated in a Royal Style—Addresses by Exalted Ruler and Past Exalted Rulers Maks Speeches and New York Men Entertain in Pleasing Manner. A number of local Elks went to New Brunswick last night where they were guests of New Brunswick Lodge No. 324 B. P. O. E., who celebrated their eighth anniversary by giving an entertainment and supper in Masonic tiall. Talent from New York kept the crowd in good humor until 11 o’clock when a “grand feed” was had. The tables were beautifully decorated with cut flowers and plants and the good things were of the best. After the dinner, speeches were made by Exalt ed Ruler William Everson, and Past Exalted Rulers Louis Wolfson, Sen ator-elect William H. L. Jackson and Andrew Zahn. Peter F. Daly, and ThomaB Mansfield, Mayor-elect of Oswego, N. Y., also made short speeches. The local Elks got home early this morning. Huyler’s bon bong and chocolates. Sexton’s Drug Store, sole agency. 11-20-1 MRajACliS0N SPOKE. Entertainment Given in St. Marks Churcl Staten Island was Greatly Enjoyed. Rev. S. Trevena Jackson, in re sponse to a request of Rev. Mr. Jones, of Princess Bay, Staten Island, spoke at an entertainment in the St. Mark'e M. E. church last night. Mr. Jacksoc received several pieces. Among them were “The Fireman’s Wedding,” “The Blacksmith’6 Story,” and “A Yankee Courtship.” His heareri applauded and wanted more. Mr. Jackson is a very successful elocution ist. The evening was a most enjoy able one. Don’t forget the Hamlet tonight. 11-20-1 ads More Opera House Rumors. Another opera house rumor is float ing about the city. It is said tin structure will shortly be erected anr will cost $35,000. The name of Sher man Bros., of New Y'ork. is connected with the rumor. It was said that J C. McCoy was connected with th< real estate deal, but when questioner over the telephone, Mr. McCoy said he had not been approached about i theatre for several months. Heavy whipping cream at Sexton’ Drug Store. 11-20 LADIES HAVE ROLL CALL. Auxiliary of Simpson M. E. Church Me Last Night—A Pillow Sale. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Simi son M. E. church held a dollar roll a the home of Mrs. Lavinia Rankir No. 5 Centre street, last night. Abot twenty ladies were present and pleasant social evening was passed. Routine business was disposed o; It was proposed to hold a pillow sa! in the church in the near future. Lai year the ladies made pillows and hel a very successful sale ot them. R fresbments were served. Come and have a laugh tonight i the Grand Central Palace Hall. 11-20-1 ac T T h e b e s~ That's all wo claim for i • A trial will convince vo ^ ~.....— Jk Ask your dealer for j VIRS. FENNt GAME HERE * LAST JUNE. Vyomen who Died so Mysferious lly in New York Recently was Employed in this*Cify. CHILD IS NOT LOCATED. Y^uag Women Worked for Mrs. Brink in Smith Street—Has a Husband Living in | Denmark—She has Worked as a Dress- j maker in Several places—Christensen j Ssid to Have a Wife Living. _ -v. A few facts relating to the Danish g' rl who died under mysterious cir cumstances in IJew York, Wednesday, iioive been tfhearthed today. The woman said she had been in Perth Amboy and had left a small child th >re. Waldemar Christiansen had gone to the nity with her. ! it appears that MrB. Annie Nielsen Ft one came to this country last MiLich. Three weekB later Christian sei i followed. I'or some time Mrs. Fenne worked as a dressmaker in New York. Dur ing this time she left her child in a ton floor to keep her from harm dur ing the day. From New York th^^g wtman went to Staten Island wher« shi i worked for some time. She tbeH wont to South Amboy and worked a^®* a housekeeper for three weeks and web discharged.