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I Pertf? Amboy Evening J4ews
1 FOUNDED 1879 AS THE PERTH AMBOY REPUBLICAN. An Independent Newspaper published every afternoon, except Sundays, by the Perth Amboy Evening News Company, at 2S2 State Street, Perth Amboy, N. J. J. LOGAN CLEVENGER,.Editor D F. OLMSTEAD,.Business Manager I ■' .., _ The Evening News is on sale at newstands and delivered by regular carrier in Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Woodbridge, Carteret, Tottenville and surrounding towns for 6c per week. By mail, postage prepaid, per year.$3.00 it •• <• six months ..... 1.50 BRANCH OFFICE: Newark . - F. N. Sommer, 79* Broad St. I Long Distance Telephone.98 Entered at Post-Office as second class matter. The PAID circulation of the Perth Amboy Evening News in Perth Amboy;is greater than any other paper publish’d in tlrs city. Three times the PAID circulation of any Pe th Amboy paper in South Amboy. Four times the PAID circulation or any Perth Amboy paper ir. Tottenville. Five times the PAID circulation of any Perth Amboy paper in Woodbridge. Six times ihe PAID circulation of any Perth Amboy paper in Carteret. Wc challenge all competitors to dispute these facts. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1903 The movement on the port of the local phystcinuB to start a school for trained nnrseB at the hospital, ns told in the Evening News yesterday, shows ranch enterprise on the part of tlio local medical staff. To teach the various subjects which hnve boon assigned to the different doctors will take much of thoir time and greatly increase their work. They hnve gone about the matter so quietly and earn nt+1„ linwnro, that it is OVideilt they Inrd of the tly raised ms ot the a trained remuuer tlint the d to give Dujnnctiou the hospi for those c, to pnr y without fenrnre in pitnl that % the read pen evory > watched Ei may ho te ground m open is nving the rr that it ndance at ctions nre !s. There J is a vast difference between operating a library and having a place where people, both young and old, can go to improve their minds and pass the lew hours in profitaolo reading. There is hardly any doubt as to the scceess of tho experiment. At the present time, the street corners seem to be the only plane to congregato on Sunday, with the exception of the Sunday schools, and it is hardly pro bablo that the opening of tho reading room will in any wav decrease the attendance. On the other hand the open reading room will tend to draw from the crowds that usually spend tho afternoon on tho streets, the ice, or at some other pastime. Tho Lib rary Board is to bo commended for their action. There is no doubt but that it is decidedly for tho best inter ests ol the city. EDITORIAL COMMENT, How is this, is Essex losing its grip? We noto with surprise that a Newark man, Cortlandt Parker, Jr., is to lose the position of Assistant United States District Attorney, which is to be given to Theodore B. Booraem, a New | Brunswick lawyer. Of course it is not a voluntary retirement, being j brought about by the appointment of a new District Attorney. Senator J Drydon’s reported approval of tho j change leads to the suspicion that in | giving up this position Mr. Parker or i some other Essex man has assurance of getting “something jnst as good.” —Camden Post-Telegram. lUBERSAT COLON jam1.3 Ivloro VC3 in Po:t. \ TOR NEW REPUBLIC h'JTM In Sil<‘iit »n to the Silii itimi, CJt‘!i<*r:sI (ioorKf (K. I'.IlioM M»iy 1’" Ordered to Make :i HeronmoIm Mtsnee of i.Nilimiuia t'ouutry. WASHINGTON. I)".-. 17. — A tils patch from (’olun says tin I'nited States auxiliary ends r Dixie lias ju-l disembarked her marines, numbering E there. They took a train for Dm pi re Station, near Panama. where they will be quartered in the canal emupa ny’s houses, wliieh already have been repaired and made lii to r■ •• ■ * Demi. M a imichftiV gun; am! : 'I'uiniit |Ms accompany the manm The remainder of the Dnited States auxiliary cruiser Prairie’s marii. s nr* still on board that vessel. It is prob able that they will be landed also. The Panama government lias receiv ed by the Panama Railroad company’s steamer Allianea 5uu eases of car tridges, twenty-five cases of rifles and other war material. The Pnited States auxiliary cruiser Mayflower and the Pnited States gun boat Bancroft are in port. The speech of Assistant Secretary of State Loonds in New York, in which he stated some new things regarding the attitude of Colombia toward the Hay-Ilerran treaty, was the subject of Considerable gossip here, and there was much speculation as to the effect It would have on the future course of General Reyes, the special envoy of Colombia now in Washington. When seen General Reyes admitted that he had read Mr. Loomis’ address, hut declined to make a statement. **I am a diplomat,” said he, “and it would ill become me to make any com ment.” It is reported that Brigadier General George E. Elliott, commandant of the marine corps, will 1^ ordered to tin lath mg;; to make a m-onnoissancc of tin* country and. shoniu tin* situation demand, to assume command of the marine forces there. Tin* matter has not yet been decided, but it was said by a high official of the navy depart ment that tin* subject Is receiving seri ous consideration. • FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Closing; Stock Quotation*!. Money on call steady at u% per cent. Prime moreuntile paper. »J per cent. Ex changes. $240,701,040; balances, $10,740,372. Closing prices: Amal. t'- ppcr... 4^ Norf. West... 58 Atchison. 08% Penn. it. R.117 * li & 0.70 Reading . 41% IJrooklyn li. T. F*o%. Rock Island. 25% C..C..C.& St. I... 7S St. Paul.142% Ulus. & Ohio... ?3 Southern Pac... 4S% i ’hi. & Northw..lo5 Southern Ry— I). iSi II.158% South. Ry. pf... 77% Erie. 20% Sugar .121% (bn. Electric... p’,1% Texas Pacific... 25% Illinois (’tn.i20% Union Pacific... 7ir% Manhattan.141%. U. S. Steel. M% M. tropolitan....f?2 r. S. Steel pf... 53 Missouri Pac... 03 West. Union.... 87% N. Y. Central_118% \eir Vurk Markets. i FLOUR Unsettled and a shade lower to s 11; Minnesota patents. $ 1.35ft4.75; winter straight:-. $4Q4.1u; winter < xtras STu.; ;V.; wlnu r pat* ats. Oft 4.35. WHEAT Opened steady on cables ami local covering but later . used off under additional liquidation; .May. M%QS4 13-10 ; July. se'.uud RYE— Hull; state and Jersey. 50ft5Sc.; No 2 western. 'i3%c.. f. « 1*.. afloat. CORN -Firmer - u tin* light country of ferings and commission house support; May. 4!t%ft l9%c OATS Nominal; track, white, state, lift' 45c.; track, white. v.- ! t* rn. Me45r PORK Easv; mess. $i3.rr.ftj3..V:; family. $15.25ft 15.."a. LARD—Stearlv; prime western steam, G.OOc. RUTTER - Qul“t and steady; extra creamery. slate dairy. 15ft-2c. UTIEKSE (.pilot; state, full crAam. fan cy. small. < ulorerj. September. !2c.; lato made. Me • small, white. September. I> ; late mad*- PH ; large, colored, September, 12c ; late made. 10c.; large, white, Sep tember. 12c.; late made. M.\ ISOMS Strung; state and Pennsylvania nearby average best. 55 e . state and Penn sylvania Fee.uds to fire's. 30ft3.V.: western seconds. 24ft27e ; west rn firsts. 33c. Hl’fiAR-Riuv firm; fair refining. 3V*c.: r-•ntrifugal. oo test. •!%<■ ; refined steady; • r asped 5.05c.: powder, d. 4.55c. TURPENTINE Qub t at 50'.'.ftf,:)c. ARM ASSES Firm; New Orleans. 31 ft38c. RR’E Quiet; domestic, ::%ft5%c.; Japan, nominal. , TALLOW Steady; city. 4%c.; I country. 4%ft4%e TIAY—Steady; shipping, GOft75c.; good to choice. 85ft B2%o. I.Ivo Stock Market. ■ i ir. $3ft3.G0; vetd • Senate Makes Treaty Effec tive by Large Majority. WILL FOSTER INSULAR PROSPERITY Twin Object* of tlie Government Were to Rentier Justice to Culm mill llle OlKMtillK of lew lllir ket* lo the l niteil State*. WASHINGTON. Dec. IT. After nn nil day debate* the senate passed the Cuban reciprocity treaty. The vote was 57 in favor of the treaty to 18 against it. As tlie measure was passed by tlie house of representatives during tlie special session, it now only awaits tlie president's signature. This will be allixed at once, ns tlie special session was called for the purpose of disposing of tlie treaty. With (lie passage of tlie hill to make effective the treaty of commercial reci procity with Cuba tile end for which the administration has constantly striv en. with the twin objects of justice to Cuba and tin* opening of a new market to (lie United States, will lie in sight and will be attained ten days after the exchange of ratifications of tlie treaty. epitomized, tlie new treaty admits into tlie United States all products of Cuba now dutiable at a reduction of 20 per cent upon the rates of tlie Ding ley tariff. In return Cuba admits prod ucts of the United States at an equal reduction from its own tariff. In addi tion to tlds general concession Cuba agrees to three lists of imports from tlie United States upon which It grants reductions of duty respectively of 25, 3o and 40 per cent. Another important provision of tlie treaty is that no Cuban sugar during tlie life of tlie treaty shill! la* admitted Into tlie United States at a reducion of Dingley rate and that no other foreign sugar shall be admitted during the game period at any reduction of duty whatever. The treaty is to continue in force for live years and thereafter un til terminated by the giving of one year’s notice by either parly. This summary of the treaty is perti nent because it is expected that many Inquiries as to exact terms will he made by manufacturers and exporters ! in the United States. They will need to j study the schedule of articles upon j which Cuba has made concessions of duty greater than 20 per cent. The in ! terest of the general public lies in knowing the broad expectations that are held as to the advantage that this country will gain in Increased export trade, a trade that should grow with the growth of Cuba in population and Industry, due to the Insular prosperity that reciprocity is expected to foster. CUBA REJOICES. Kown tif I'asNJisyr of ISH1 Hrct'lvpil Kv« cry tv liert* Willi MillInj.sinmn. HAVANA. Dee. 17. News of the passage by the United States senate of the lull for reciprocity between the United Stab's and t’libn, conveyed here by a bulletin, soon spread through the 'city. It came somewhat as a surprise both to the Cuban and Spanish mer chants. the prolonged negotiations and the many delays having caused a feel ing of skepticism as to the outcome, which was relieved only by the news. Expressions of satisfaction are uni versal in Havana. Many Americans 1 engaged in enterprises in Cuba are en thusiastic ind believe that business generally will find relief from the de pression of the past four months, dur ing which stocks ran extremely low. It is believed tint the passage of the : bill will result immediately in heavy buying both from the United States and Europe. South Dakota to Cnlm, MOIllEE. Ala.. Dee. 17. A party of twenty from Smith Dakota, Iowa, Michigan and Illinois lias nun-bed Mo bile en route to Tuba, whore they have purchased 21.000 acres of grazing land and JS.OOO acres of timber land in Puerto Principe province. They will locate there. Three Drowned In n Hnntvny. WATERTOWN. N. V.. Dec. 17.—A special from Massena says that thro** m«*n wore drowned in the Man ama ca nal there.and a fourth narrowly esc aped a similar fate. The victims were Wil liam Wilkinson. (leorgo Moffatt and an Italian whose name is unknown. Tin* men were in the nnplpy of tlie St. Lawrence Tower company and were passim; through a runway on the canal | when their boat capsized. Tho men I were soon out of reach of ropes, and I their bodies were carried down the rapids of the St. Lawrence. firnor Atwood Henrrewted. 8PRI NO FIELD. Mass.. Dee. 17.— (5 race Atwood, olios Grace Gibson, who claims to ho the wife of George K. At wood of Boston, the self confessed postoffiee thief and ox-convict, when released by the Springfield police was Immediately tea frosted by T’nlted States Marshal I’leUerlng for alleged complicity in robbing the T'nited States mails. Xnv Cure For Typhoid. NEW YORK. Dec. 17. All over the lower cast side has spread the fame o! the wonderful new cure for typhoid fever in use at Toth-Israel hospital. II is a serum Imported from Italy awl Switzerland, where it has astonished medical scientists. Remarkable cure? i have been made at the new hospital and not one patient has died. ——-— Former \rehhiMhop of Snnfiiiffo Dond | MADRID, Dec. 17. Mgr. T’stl, th( l last Spanish archbishop of Santiago di i Cuba, 1ms died at Zarnttz. near San Se ! bnstinn. IBs body will lie interns there by the side of 1 he remains o. General Martinez de Campos. \ -f-—= A LUCKY ACCIDENT, for Rev. J. M. Stevenson, Hawthorne, N.J., who writes: “By rare accident I was made acquainted with Dr. Deane’s Dyspepsia Pills. They act gently, correct ing the secretions and preventing consti pation. I subscribe myself your friend, as your pills are welcome friends to me.” Every one of the thousands of testimo nials to the virtue of Dr. Deane’s Dyspep sia Pills is genuine. They cure—white wrapper if constipated, yellow if bowels are regular. Send for a free sample. Are you out of sorts ? Try DR. J. A. DEANE CO., Kingtictow N. V. For sale at Sexton’s Drug Store. " ROOTDEFE NDS A' 0 0 D. Cienernl Acting I tnlcr Oritrrs From tin* War Department. WASHING TON, Dee. 17.—Seerctn ry Knot at the Wood investigation was asked especially about the elmvgt which Major ItnthUonc had liuide that Gonornl Wood hud Iniliieueed the courts tu the prosecution of Itntliboiu and had tnnipered with the courts. The secretary explained at sonu length the court system In Cuba, say ing that the court of first Instance was in reality an officer directed to prose cute and to obtain evidence. He was something like a grand jury in finding evidence, but was fnrtl, r empowered In ..n oot Mini obtain eviili in-' minvlt with the people, procure atlidavits and otherwise to collect evidence against alleged offenders. The secretary said he !:n°\v what General Wood was doing in this matter and approved it. The secretary said that, in fact, he directed that the prose cution of the offenders b vigorous, and General Wood was acting in this mat ter under orders from the war depart ment. WILL STORM THE HOUSE. Murderer. Ilnrrlrnricd In HIm Homo, I!ol<l« Off Police Pcimnc. RIYKRIIKAD, X. Y.. I> •. 17. Sher iff Henry II. Preston, with a pass.* of lift}' armed men. has left here for tic home of A. Tuttle Reeves, who has barricaded ldmself in lbs home at Aquabogue after shooting and killlii-. Wi Ilia in A. Italford, a deputy sheriff and warden of the county jail. It is expected that when the sheriffs posse reaches the Reeves homestead a determined effort will be made to cap ture the murderer. It has he 11 plan ned to make an assault tiiid'T cover of <isrhr»;5S. Friendly ronccrn. “Have you heard the latest? Brown’s wife has run off with hi chauffeur.” “Mercy, what, a pity! He was such a good chauffeur.! Brow a will never be able to replace him.” Smart Set. ^___________ Tike Tlieatres. Repertoire Fcr Grand Ope'a Season At West End. The on’y opportunity to hear a reper toire of tiie classic music drama sung iu English in New Yotkthis season will be that offered by Henry \V. Savage’s lam ous English singing organization which opens a live week’s season at the West End Theatre Christmas week. 'l itis year mauagoi Savage lifts ft su perb company, his corps of principals in cluding twenty prims donnas, tenors, baritones and basses, liters is a great singing chorus of all American voices for tiie first time in the history of grand opera. 1 li j opera season at ills West End will open wi’ll an elaborate scenic, production of Verdi’s masterpiece, “Othello”, to be given for the first time in English in New Yolk. This opera will alternate durii g the first wtc k witli Bizet’s •’Cainieu ’ with Marian Ivell, tint pheromone 1 American contralto iu tlio picturesque title role. ‘‘Othello” will bo sung on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings and at tiie Wednesday and Cluistma* matinee on Friday. “Carmen” will be tlio bid Tuesday.' Wednesday and Friday evenings and at the Saturday matinee. Ten operas will be sung during tbs five w eksGouno I's “Faust ’and Verdi s “lil I n vatore” being the hill for the second week. Third week'n i 1 be devoted to Punoidi’, masterph ce, “Posea” and Wagner’s “Lohengrin", tiie former being su"g in English for tlio first time in New Yoik For the fourth week Wagner’s Tami liauscr” and Vetdi's “Aula” will be tiie bid, For the farewell week there will be a sueuio revival of Halle's “Dcheniian UtI mil four operas select il from the reper toire. In ••Oiliill i" .lobliep Sheehan, Araeri ea’s finei-t English singing tenor, will have the tills rule with G-rirudo Bemiy »ou. the beautiful prima donna soprano is Deademoua and Winfred Goff, the ar tistic baritone, as Iago. These three singers were last heard in New York at the Metropolitan. Dmingthe season caelt opera will 1»» accompanied by an orchestra of full eland opera proportions mid r the iliree lion of Chevalier N. 11. Emanuel and Mr. Elliot Selielick. There wi 1 also be a -pecial scenic pioduction Ibreach opera. ... singers Mr. Savage lias 10 l,lined the cream of bis old organization md l>as added this year six new artists all of European fame. These are Jeau Eai o Brooks, ilraui iti.i soprano. Marga ret llied. Lyric sopijxiio llila Newman, mezzo-soprano, Pietro Gherardi. tenor, Itemi Maiisano,baritone and llanison W. licuueti, liasso The advance sate of scats for tlio first, four weeks of the opera season w ill opeur Tuesday morning. All mail orders t^m taining remittance and stamped rml nd«< dressed euve op fil'ed at* n e. ___ I When people want help they ndver tiso in tho Evening Nows. Tlioso | looking for help should bear this in I mind. ^aasafiaSHiisgaB ^astssFTsxmasmi?. p t.. I l NOTHING NICER TIM | Perfume for | Qhristmjs Presents § fe| We have them in nice boxes from 25c up to it. OO h Sweet odors from California g 1 KEASBEY &BARNEK0V, i 335 State Street lb pj 3 Dec. 18—Oonoert, Miss B. CampDcll, Wilder Hall. Dec. 23—Theatrical entertainment foi children, Braga Hall. Deo. 26—Theatrical performance, Braga Hall. Deo. 27—Gorman Vergnnegnngs Clul Christmas Tree, Braga Hall. Doc. 31—Ball, Woodchoppers, Cabin Amboy, 49, Wilder Hall. Dec. 80—Alumni dance, Wilder Hall. Dec. 31—Steamfitters Union, Braga Hall. Jan. 2—Privato entertainment, Brags Hall. Jan. 3—Braga’s Society Christmas Tree, Braga Hall. Jan. 12—Masqnerade hall,Imp'd Ordei Rod Men, Braga Hall. Jan. 9—Hundred Mens Club No. 1 ball, Braga Hall. Jnu. 14—Masquerade Ball, Hebrew Progressive Association, Grand Central Palace. Jau. 19.—Mnsqnerade Ball, Court Perth Amboy, 3034, I. O. of F., Braga Hall. Jan. 31—Ball, Original Hebrew Bodies Benevolent Society, Grand Central Palace. Jan. 38—Vergnnegnngs Club ball, Braga Hall. Fob. 3—Ball, Congregation Beth Mordecni, Wilder Hall. £ , TWENTY-THIRD YEAR. J * THE NEWARK BUSINESS COLLEGE, i nCor- '^“S.Trk x.".j!tet St,00,s’ w. W. WINNER, Principal. * Modern Course of Srrdy, Facilities Doubled, Large Attendance. Popular Tuition—payable *• * month!*'. Day and Night—all year. Kilter any time. Mttdies optional. Individual Instruc- Jf 4c lion. The leading school of Shorthand and Typewriting in the city. Send for catalogue, or, *• ■it. better call. jf £ Three Applica'.ions for Each Quatfied Student This Year. J £4 4444444444444444444444444444444444 44444444444444^ Handsome j Goncert Souvenir Saturday Given away Saturday, from From 7 till 10 P, M. Iland 7 till 10 P.M. i < a,• e* *11 some Souvenir given away Concert free. 143 aim 14o Smitll bt. free to every visitor. Yes wc arc doing the business of Perth Amboy and sur roundings. Our business is growing fast, the people are learning to know by dealing with us that thsy can save money. Yes this is a cash store, and if you have not the ready cash we are willing to extend you time by paying us weekly or monthly payments, without charging you any more. Come here to our store for your Carpets, Furniture, Clothing, Ladies’ Suits and Furs. You will not delay buy ing your Christmas (lifts where the assortment is large. If you wish to hvae some information liow to open an account with us, just till out this blank and we will return same to you by mail. SPECIAL THIS WEEK. Mens Clothing. All our 7.50 and 10.00 Suits reduced to 4:00. AH our 11.00, 12.00 and 13.00 Suits reduced to 6 00 I,ook at our window display. MEN S OVERCOATS. We will make a clean sweep of them this week; prices do not cut a figure with us. All our 12.00 and 15 00 Overcoats reduced to 7 50 • * _ If you wish your boy to have a nobby Suit bring him here. We have a full line of Shoes and Gents’ Furnishings. If you do not know what to buy your husband for Christmas just come here and look over our stock, and we will surely have something to please you. LADIES’ SUITS Just to make it worth while for you to come here this week we will give you 25 per cent off the real value. All the latest styles. Long Coat Suits, mixed colors, and prices are so low you cannot afford to go elsewhere. Name___ A ddross--— Clothing amount you care to purchase Furniture amount-I IIow much deposit — U VJJI IN OUR FURNITURE DEPARTMENT We are showing a beautiful holiday line of Fancy Rockers, Music Cabinets, Morris Chairs and Rockers, Parlor and Library Tables, Parlor Suites and Couches, Sideboards and China Closets, Parlor Lamps and Clocks. Re^d and Rattan Rockers in endless variety, as well as one of the best selected stocks of Furniture and Carpets in the city. We cor dially invite an inspection. SPECIALS IN STYLISH FURS. The Fur Dept, has doubled its space this year and is busier than e'er. Perth Amboy women are pretty good judges of Furs, as a rule, and are even better able to pick out the right place to buy them—that is why our Fur Department grows so fast. Double Scarfs of genuine marten, both sides of fur, about 54 inches long, finished on each end with genuine marten tails, 12-00. Isabella Fox Scarfs, fine color and silky fur, dark stripe through centre, finished with four tails, 9 00. Four-in-Hand Scarfs of gray squirrel, soft and warm, lined with gray and white squirrel, 13.50- Muffs to match, 16.00. Mink four-in-Hand Scarfs, veiy stylish; rich natural skins, beau tifully lined, 22-50 \\ e carry a lull lino ot I'LA.mjs, all ino best makes, a ana iu |ear guarantee witn oacn, rnces ranging irom $175.00 and npvard. Sewing Machine Special, 15.00. D. WOLFF <fc CO. . WOLFF cfo CO.