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jpj _ THE LARGEST PROVEN LOCAL CIRCULATION_
L j VOL. XXV. NO. 108. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1903. NIGHT EDITION
1 PLAN TO RECLAIM THE
! MEADOW LANDS ALONG
STATEN ISLAND SOUND.
Would Build Dikes Along the Sound With Automatic Gates Which
Open at Low Tide and Close When it Rises Thus Draining the
Meadows-New York is Interested and May Take up the
I Matter on Staten Island Shore.
To reclaim the marsh lands border
\ ing the coast of New Jersey and tlio
western shore lino of Staton Island;
to convert forty thonsaud acres, now
producing only crops of very inferior
hay and olonds of pernicions, malaria
bearing mosquitoes, into sites of heal
thy villages and profitable industries
—this is the problem perennially aris
ing before the antborities of tlio two
states. The problem is not yet solved
to the point of practical utility, but
its importance and insistence are com
manding the attention of the most adr
vanced scientific thought.
One study of the case, nreseuted
with caret ui detail, was made by Mr.
O. 0. Vermeule, consulting engineer,
and submitted to the State of New
/ Jersey by its geologist in reports sev
J cral voars ago. before tbe positive
p knowledge which now exists of the
' spread of malaria from a certain kind
of mosquito.
Kt While New Jersey has taken the
W moro active part in this mntter,
P| it is equnllv true that this great
y* ' marsh menace is against the people of
New York almost as much as against
the people of New Jersey, for there
are great marshes in New York State,
in New Y'ork city, in its boroughs of
Richmond. Nearly the whole western
side of that borough is iu a condition
q' ite as unhealthful und troublesome
as the Jersey side. In all there are
over 40,000 acres of land involved in
the stretoli of about thirty-five miles
i r from above Hackensack to Perth Am
\ boy. For tinrteen miles oi tne gib
tanoe this swamp borders the borough
of Richmond.
It would take to properly fill the
whole area about 300,000,000 cubic
.1 yards of soil and to purchase, trans
port, grade and drain the same would
cost iibonr $150,000,000. Even at that
expense the land would be still un
fitted for residence, not only on
account of there being no provision
for disposal of sewage, bnt by reason
of percolation and saturation, water
would stand too near tho surface.
Tlio plan to open canals all throngh
these forty thousand acres and using
the materials for other parts would
cost more [than $25,000,000, on the
basis of Mr. Vermenle’s (lata, and
tliero would yet be the same incom
ploto result ns in the former 'plan be
sides other physical objections.
To raise dikes and do necessary
preliminary work would cost, accord
ing to the estimate of Mr. Vermenle,
J $100 per acre or $1,000,000. His csti
' mate for maintenance and pumping
is 85 per acre anunally.
Anv plan proposed must not be in
i' jnrious to navigation. The commer
. cial considerations Dear a very im
portant relation. About fifteen mil
lion tons of freight nnuually pass
through the approaches to these marsh
areas and theso vast interests must bo
carefully guarded. &eaiD, au im
provement mnst not be planned so
that I ho waters shall become any
more impure than under the opera
tions of the plans now nnder way.
Von tinned on page j
A bottle of perfume at Sexton's
Drug Store makes a nice present.
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'Genuine Boston Lobsters. Matti
tuck Oysters, finest in the worlJ
Natural growth Blue Points, next
best. Deep Water Rockaways, fat
as butter.
WORRELL’S, 46 Smith Street
Tel. unit, MOO I. M.
MULLINS’
i UP-TO DATE
DAIRY.
Milk and Cream delivered every moru
idg ill bottles.
Our motto; “Cleanliness is akin to
Godliness.’’ Wo have only tint-class
trade. Would vou like to bo one of our
patrous? If so we will guarantee fiisl-class
service. Milk delivered at any hour iu
the mornhiK to suit customers.
Tel. 107 L.
ENTERS PLEA
NOT GUILTY.
Charles Hathaway Charged with
Shooting Hennessey goes
to County Jail.
HELD WITHOUT BAIL
Charles J. Hathaway, arrested Sun
day charged with shooting John
Hennessey, Sunday afternoon, wob
given a hearing before Recorder Pick
ersgill this morning. He plend not
guilty nnd was sent to the county jail
to await the result of Hennessey’s
injuries. Ho will secure counsel.
Hathaway is chief engineer on the
tug Gnnoga and He.inessey is a deck
hand. The two met Sunday afternoon
and entered Speer’s saloon on Front
street. According to the story told, a
few words were exchanged and Hen
nessey is said to have struck Hatha
way, who is declared to have drawn a
vest pocket revolver and tired, wound
ing him in the right breast. Bad
blood existing between the two was
the cause of the fight. Hennessey is
now at the city hospital and is still
in a preoarious condition.
‘‘The Yankee” safety razor. A
very useful Christmas present. D. Y.
Bush, 383 State st.
4352-12-14-3t-adv
FORUM ADOPTS HOUSE
RULES FOR NEW HOME
The Young Men’s Forum did not
meet in the new rooms last night ns
the necessary arrangements could not
be made. Honse rules were adopted.
Edward J. Lerabcke was elocted a
member. Applications for member
ship were received from several per
sons. The next meeting of the Forum
will be in the new building.
Does he smoke? Sexton has just
tlio cignr for $1.98 a box.
12-14-tf-adv
LIBRARY BOARD WILL
MEET ACAIN TONICHT.
The Library Board held a meeting
last night, and as all of the members
could not be present, the only busi
ness transacted was the ordering of
some of the bills paid. A meeting
has been called for tonight, at which
it is hoped that the Buildiug Com
mittee will bo present.
Christmas boxes of writing paper at
Sexton’s. 12-14-tf-adv
NIEISEN BROS.
BARGAIN COUNTER.
Madison Avenue lots. $ 45(1
State St:eel lots.. 570
Hall Avenue vicinity lots. 20IJ
Factory site on Railroad. 150(1
308 Washington street. 1800
141-143 Madiion avenue.. 34 0
OSCAR SHR0EDER
47 Smith Street
Family Wine and Liquor Store.
Established 1889.
NEW LEASE
FOR FERRY
IS GRANTED.
Board of Aldermen Pass the Mo
tion After Hearing City
Attorney's Opinion.
DECLARED OUT OF ORDER
Alderman-at-Large Made Same Decision
asst Previous Meeting—An Appeal
Taken and Motion Was Carried With
out Mr. Eckert Voting—Work will Be
gin in the Spring.
The Staten Island Rapid Transit
was granted a lease tor twenty-five
years on the property at the foot of
Smith street, at the meeting of the
Board of Aldermen last night;. Tiie
lease was granted by motion, after an
opinion from City Attorney Hommnnn
was rend Btating that such a conrso
wonld be legal. Alderman-at-large
Eckert declared the motion out of
order, bnt an appeal was taken and
sustained. By tho terms of the lease
tne wors on tne new terry nocse must
begin by Murch 15, 1904, and be com
pleted by November 1 of the same
year.
Mr. Eckert stated that he had de
clared the motion out of order on the
gronnd that it violated the provisions
of the city charter in section 37, arti
cle 8 and section 37 article 14.
Before voting on the report of the
Committee on Pnblio Grounds and
Bnildings, which recommended the
granting of the lease, James S. Wight
presented two petitions, signed by
eighty-eight business men of the city,
all favoring the granting of the leaBC.
Mr. Wight spoke earnestly in favor of
the grant,
Mr. Eckert declared that the action
had the stamp of fraud on the face of
it. He said the present lease still
had three years to run and that thus
the Board of Aldermen had no right
to annul that lease or grant one for a
longer time. He declared it was
usurping the powers of a council yet
to be elected. Later in the meeting
Mr. Eckert explained himself further
by saving that if the lease had ex
pired and it was time to grant a new
one he would gladly vote for it and
be liberal.
Alderman Gannon defended the
action of the board. Ho said he could
see no fraud. If he did he would not
vote for it himself. He said the com
pany wanted to invest some capital
bnt did not want to do it under a
three year lease. He said the fran
chise was not as valuable as people
thought. Ho referred to the land at
tl. ~ nt-vAn + t. Tlinr nre
not ocoupied. If the ferry was taken
away, instead of bringing in $100 to
the oity every year, it would be cost
ing much more than that to keep the
bulkhead in repair. There are fifteen
other streets with a water frontage
and all are an expense to the city ex
cept Smith street.
W. B. Pratt spoke in favor of the
lease. Ho said Perth Amboy had
enough public water frontage to las!
the oity for the next 200 years.
When the motion was passed grant
ing the lease, there was some applause
from the audience gathered.
Latest thing in perfume atomizeri
at Sexton’s. No( rubber bulb to gel
out of order. Take a look.
12-14-tf-adr
Bank Washed Away.
At least half a foot rf the bank
along the Raritan river from the Ccn
tarl railroad drawbridge to Mailisor
avenue, was washed away during the
storm of Sunday. There is some talk
of asking the city to build a bnlkheai
along this line.
s." J. mason”
Civil Engineer
lOa Smith St
DON’T FORGET THE
ELKS’ MINSTRELS
iu Wilder Hall, THURSDAY, Dee. 17,1003. Admission 50c
\
FUND FOR
HOSPITAL
HAS GROWN.
People Realize that by no Other
Way Can the Demands
be Met.
CHRISTMAS OFFERINC
The Morgue and Reception Room are Ab
solute Necessities at the Hospital and
by Popular Donations the Amount Can
be Raised—Let all 6ive What they
Can.
The fond being raised for the hos
pital to build a reception r join and
morgue, is growing. It is realized
that if tho people do not assist in this
matter it cannot be done. As was
pointed ont in the Evening News,
yesterday, tho additions are absolute
necessities and it depends entirely
npon tint people of the city to provide
for it. The City Hospital belongs to
the citizens. It is their personal pro
perty more than any other public
building here and it is their duty to
look ont for it. There are plenty who
would like to give toward this, but
they want some central movement and
lor that reason the Evening INews
undertook to raise the fund. A good
start has been made. All are wel
come at whatever amount they choote
to give. This is an excellent Christ
mas offering.
Evening News. $10.00
Luther M. Hope. 1.00
Latets Edison gold moulded records
and phonographs. D. V. hush, 383
State st. -1352-12-14-3t-adv
MISS PETERSON WEDS
MR. PETER PETERSON.
Pretly Wedding Performed at Home
of the Bride Last
Night.
Miss Jensina Henriette Paterson, of
238 Smith street, was married to Lars
Peter Christian Peterson, of 241 Smith
street, at 8 o’clock last night at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Peterson.
The bride was beautifully dresf jd in
a gown of white silk, and carried
white roses. The matron of honor was
Mrs. Hans Greisen, who was dressed
in black silk and also carried white
roses. The best man was Hans Grei
sen, of South First street.
J After the wedding ceremony, which
was performed by the Rev. J. F.
| Christiansen, pastor of St. Stephen's
Danish Lutheran church, a wedding
supper was served.
Mr. and Mrs. Peterson received
many fine presents. They will com
mence housekeeping at once at No.
241 Smith stroet, where the groom is
in business for himself aB a barber.
Writing paper assorted ccjors in
fancy boxes as Christmas gifts at Sex
ton’s. 12-14-tf-adv
Cold Weather Tits up Work
The work on the Perth Amboy Trust
Company’s new building is again de
layed. The cold weatner is causing
the present tie-up of work. The
masouB say that the mortar freezes toe
quickly.
Plenty of Work Here.
There is now plenty of coppri
arriving daily at the Haritan Coppei
Works, and all of the employes, botl
night and day gangs, are working fall
time.
GAYLORD COAL
It burns up clean. This weather give:
notice of approaching wiuter. If yei
want to be comfortable you must bun
our Gaylord Coal.
C. M. PETERSON & CO.
, Tel. 42 R. 85 Smith Street
P. NY G R E eV,
Succeesor^to L. Albert & Co.
...Photographic Studio..
Evarything in Portrait, Landscape
and Interior Photography.
P. O. nulldliiK. Perth Amboy, N. .1
ALDERMEN AUTHORIZE '
ISSUE OF BONDS FOR
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Board of Aldermen, last night,
passed two resolutions authorizing the
issuing of bonds to improve the fire
department.
The first resolution was to issue
bonds for $10,000 at 4J„' per cent for
the purchase of lands and erection of
fire houses. The second resolution
was for $6,000 in bonds for tho pur
chase of apparatus. The bonds are to
be of $1,200 each and are to be pur
chased bv the city itself for the
account of the biuking Fund. Both
resolutions passed unanimously.
As the contract for the new appar
atus, which are two combination
wagons and a honk and ladder truck,
has already been given, the company
having ninety davB in which to de
liver the anDaratns, it is evident the
improved department is near at hand.
The ninety days now has but a short
time to run. As the bonds issued to
pay for the apparatus will be pur
chased by the city, the money is ready
to pay for them as soon as they arrive.
When this will be no one appears to
know, but it ib assured that the con
tract has been awarded and therefore
it cannot be long before the firemen
will have something modern with
which to fight fires with.
FIRE BURNED
TABLE CLOTH.
Alarm Sounded Shortly After 7
O’clock this Morning-Soon
Extinguished.
A slight fire in n house near the
corner of Fayette street and Madison
iveuue, called out the fire companies
at 7.15 tins morning. The fire was
extinguished without difficulty before
they arrived. It broke out on the
second floor which is occupied by
PhilliD Zalkin, nnd is supposed to
have started from a match used in
lighting a'cigarette. The table cover
and lounge were burned. The dam
age amounted 'o $15 or $20.
Lowney's chocolates and bon bons,
i-o and i pound boxes. D. V. Rush,
388 State st.
4352-12-15-3t-adv
HELD FOR GRAND
JURY ON CHARGE.
Philip Slobodien, of Carteret,
charged with assaulting Nathan Roth,
Sunday night, daring a celebration in
Kentucky Ilall, waived a hearing and
is held for the grand jury. Slobodien
is said to have struck Roth on the
head with n beer glass, inflicting deep
scalp wounds.
A Great Employment Opportunity.
The Public Service Corporation of
New Jersey is receiving its new cars
aud preparing to put on additional
servioe. Personal applications for
immediate and steady employment as
conductors and motormeu will be re
ceived at 21 Hudson Place, Hoboken,
Mondays, Wednesday, Saturdays, 9 a.
tn. to 4 p. ni. At 315 Market street,
Newark, Tuesday, 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.
At Car House, Market and Jersey
streets, Paterson, Thursdays. 10 a. in.
to 2 p. in. At 2C(i Broad street, Eliza
both, Fridays, 10 a. in. to 2 p. m.
4293-12-10-tlt e. w. -2w. adv
COUPO 1ST.
CUT THIS OUT.
This is the
coupon for the
Sewing Ma
chine Contest
given by A.
Jensen, dealer
in all kinds of
i Setring Ma
chines. 336 State St.
ARE FINED
$20 EACH.
Saloonkeepers Where the Trouble
Occured Sunday in
Police Court.
*
Fritz Speer ami David Spitzer, pro
prietors of tbe two saloons where the
fights occurred Sunday, were fined 120
each this morning. They were
charged with violating the excin or
dinance bv selling liquor on Sunday.
Patrolman Bnrke served the warrant
on Speer. He admitted that he had
been caught red handed and paid his
120. He was glad to escape so easily.
Spitzer was loth to part with the
greenbacks. He denied his guilt and
said the drinks were provided by the
society. He took the recorder’s advice
and paid bis fine.
Nathan Roth was injured in his
place and John Hennessey was shot in
Speer's. Speer was arrested by De
tective Huff.
PRISONER WRIGGLED
OUT OF HIS COAT.
Frank Smith, of Madison avenue,
was arrested by Offioer Hanson last
night. Smith and another man were
drunk in a saloon at a late hour last
night. The officer was called and
placed both men under arrest. One
wriggled out of his coat. The gar
ment is now in police court. Smith
was landed and sentenced to ninety
days this morning.
GRIFFIN OBJECTED
AND FINED DOUBLED.
James Griffin, of Elizabeth, was
arrested last night by Officer Shultz.
Griffin failed to give a satisfactorv
account of himself and was arrested.
This morning he waxed wroth over
the officer's story and when fined #5
gave his opinion of the law in no
mild terms. The fine was doubled.
Notice.
We liavejnow removed from Smith and
High streets to the Hotel Centra', and we
have one of the best stores in t he county.
We carry a full line of imported and (lo
rn ratio Wines and Liquors, for family aud
medical use. Wo retail our goods at
wholesale prices. Come aud eouviuce
yourself.
HOTEL CENTRAL
The Reliable Wine and L'i]U«r House.
S. Spitzer, prop Established 1S99
Car. Smith and State St. Tel. 162-W
^___________________
I Dana Relief Society _ « _ _ To raise funds to
r 1 I D purchase a banner
will be held in Bi H ■ BE to be dedicated at
DANA BUILDING | | || the Society’s noth
Dec. 17. 18. 19. '03 Anniversary, 1904
\
ORDINANCE DREATINC WATER
COMMISSIONERS WAS PASSED.
Five Members to Receive
Annual Salary of
$200 Each.
BEGIN JANUARY I.
Perth Air boy is tojhave a Board of
Water Commissioners. The ordinance
which wbb introduced some time ago
providing for the appointment of the
-'onimission, was taken up on second
iml third reading last night and pass
ed. The ordinance provides for five
commissioners. They are to be ap
pointed by the Board of Aldermen for
terms of one, two, three, four and five
years respectively ana thereafter one
commissioner shall be appointed by
the board annually for a term of five
years.
The term of office of the commis
sioners shall begin on January 1, 1904.
The salaries are to be 1900 annually
for each commissioner. The Board of
Water Commissioners have fall power
and control of the Water department
in all its branches and has the appoint
ment of the superintendent.
As the commission begins its work
on January 1 and as there is only one 4
more meeting of the Board of Alder- d
men, it is probable that the appoint- I
mpntfi will hp mn.r?p At tho npxt thaat.
ing of that body. There is much
speculation as to the makeup of the
body, but the name of William D.
Voorhees is mentioned as probably one
of the membeis.
Mayor Seaman has urged the
pointment of a Water OommiBtion
a long time,
condition
ed, he ears,
for mayor. __
allv accepted as being an excellent
thing for the city and is limply adorn
ing the same plan as is carried out in
other cities.
Huylers Christmas candy at Sexton's
makes an appropriate present.
13-14-tf-adr
COMMISSIONERS SIT
FOR THELAST TIME.
The Commissioners of Appeal met
yesterday afternoon. They considered
some 150 claims for adjustment. The
largest claim was on (500. The tax
was taken off. The balances were
largely errors in poll tax. This after
noon the final sitting will take place.
It is expected all claims will be dis
posed of then.
Don't giee a cheap box of candy, jfcjj
get the best made. Huylers genuine MBS
sold exclusively at Sexton’s DrugcMl
Store. 13-14-tf-advSjS
Regular Dinner -
It’s worth all it costs at
MASTE
RESTAUR Al
Adjoining Hotel Central. Tel.
1_—
WEATHER.
The New York Herald forecast is: for
Wednesday fair slightly higher tempera
ture fresh to light southwesterly winds.
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