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PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS. Γί.
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VOL. XXYII. NO. 249. PERTH AMBOY, Ni J.. Tl'ESDAY, MAY 21, 1907. WEATHER- Fair, slightly warmer ONE CENT.
LEFT BALL
AND SHOT
HIMSELF.
After Dancing With Sweetheart,
Young Hungarian Bartender
Wentto His Roomto Die.
NOTE GIVES NO MOTIVE FOR ACT
Jealousy May Have Prompted His
Self— Destruction, as He Acted
Oueerly During Dance.
« ο » ο ο υ ο ο » ο οοοο
ο ο
Ο LETTER liEKT Ι5Υ SUICIDE. Ο
ο -— ο
Ο I beg everyone to forgive Ο
Ο me to whom 1 have (lone 0
O wrong, especially my good Ο
Ο boss. Call John Mondok's 0
Ο «laughter here and if she finds ο
Ο nie alive perhaps -she'll be my 0
Ο good doctor, but be quick. 0
0 Why I committed suicide, 0
Ο they should never look for the 0
0 reason. 1 beg my brothers 0
0 and relatives to forgive me, 0
Ο also my dear old parents who 0
0 are In the fnr distance. Oh, 0
0 my good (Jod, fflrgive nie. 0
0 Amen. John Mondok, Steve 0
0 Balla, God be with you and 0
Ο with me. 0
Ο t)
ο ο ο ο ο ο ο 0 0 0 0 ο ο ο
After dancing with his sweetheart
at a ball in Sandor Ivish's Columbia
hall on State street a large part of
the night until 5 o'clock this morn
ing, Bartor Gabor, twenty-three years
old, who had been employed by Mr.
Kish os a bartender for three weeks,
went into the barroom and, after
completing his usual work, retired to
his room over the saloon and shot
himself through the heart with a
32-calibre revolver.
Gabor was a temperance man and
has never been known to touch any
liquor, and when he and Mr. Klsh
went into the barroom at 5 o'clock
this morning he was apparently in
the best of spirits. After Gabor had
left the barroom and had been in his
room a short, time, Mr. Kish heard a
shot and, with others, ran upstairs,
where they found Gabor on the floor,
with the revolver by his side. He was
carried to the office of Dr. G. W. Tyr
rell opposite, but died before the
door of the office was reached.
Dr. Tyrrell said this morning that
the bullet passed completely through
the heart and that it was remarkable
considering that the man had done
the shooting himself.
On η table in the bartender's room
the letter translated above was found
written in Hungarian, and from the
letter and the deep impressions made
by the pencil on the paper, it is be
lieved that he was in a highly ner
vous state at the time.
Jealous of Sweetheart.
Gabor and Elond Mondock, daugh
ter of John Mondok, of 57 Goodwin
street, were at a ball which was in
progress in the hall in the rear of
the saloon last night.
' Gabor during the evening appeared
to be jealous of the girl and seemed
uneasy when she danced with other
men. Although the report, cannot he
confirmed, it was said this morning
that Gabor and the girl had a slight
disagreement. Gabor has a brother
living on Stockton street. After Dr.
Tyrrell had examined the body last
night he gave it over to Undertaker
Thomas F. Burke. As Gabor has
many friends, preparations are being
made for a large funeral.
The police were notified this morn
ing and Patrolman McDermott made
an examination of the room and Ga
bor's effects. He secured the forego
ing letter, which was found on a
table in the room. The revolver with
which Gabor shot himself is in Dr.
Tyrrell's possession.
SUES FOR PROPERTY.
.Joseph Cohen Cluinis ("hurles Nabel
Failed to Fulfil Contract.
Joseph Cohen has commenced suit,
in the Court of Chancery at Trenton
«gainst Charles Mabel and his wife,
Margaretta, on contract. It is claim
ed that Nabel made a contract with
Cohen to exchange the latter's farm
for three pieces of property in this
city owned by Nabel.
The properties in this city are at
McClellan and Market streets, State
street, near Lewis street, and three
lots on upper Smith street, which
amount, to about $5,000. It is al
leged that Nabel broke his contract
and now refuses to transact the deal.
Cohen has retained Lawyer Leo Gold
berger to bring suit.
. \ Mother Goose Carnival, May 24.
l0\"ickets for sale at Sexton's.
! 8502-5-ll-12t*
Pit vX.
Λβ merchant who is "too busy
M3 ··« *\tise" won't be very long!
VORWAERTS'
6TH SUCCESS
Picnic at Loeser's Grove, At
tended by Large Number.
B3WUNG PRIZES AWARDED.
Dancing a Feature and Committee
Handled Every Detail.
CROWD DIDN'T MIND THE COLD.
——
First Howling Prisse Won by Hurry '
Proiss; Second ίο Patrick Lyonsr.
The Vorwuerts singing Society held
its sixth annual picnic at Loeser's
Excelsior Grove at Maurer last night.
Despite the cool weather a large
crowd was present.
The evening was pleasantly spent
and all sorLs of sports were enjoyed.
Dancing was a feature. The floor
had been put in excellent condition
and music was furnished by Stein
hauser's orchestra of five pieces.
Λ prize bowling contest for $7.50 j
in gold was held. The first prize, $5, ;
was awarded to Harry Prefss, and
the second prize, $2.50 in gold, was
given to Patrick Lyons, Refreshments !
were served during the evening.
Tile committee in charge of the af- j
fair was Joseph Glass, John Kutcher j
and Philip Boss.
DEFENDANT WON IN
ALLEGED FRAUD CASE.
NEW BRUNSWICK, May 21: —
The suit of Ignatz Moken against
Peter Barkowsky, an action in tort,
! was tried in the district court yester
day, Lawyers Peterson and Hom
mann, of Perth Anibo» representing
the parties. The plaintiff alleged
there was fraud in the assignment of
a contract for $765 held by the de
fendant and sued for $67 due him
thereon. The evidence did not sub
stantiate the charge and the jury |
found for the defendant.
The jury consisted of David Ro
botham, James McCloskey, John T.
Mux, James Runyon, Thomas Ryan, ]
W. F. Randolph, Thomas Bunting,
Samuel Buckelew, William Morris,
Charles Fouratt, Peter J. Tate and
Nicholas Thereon.
Judgment for the plaintiff for
$26.15 and costs was given in the
suit of Mathlas Plum vs.'Frank Ratti. j
PLANS FOR LARGE NEW
THREE STORY BUILDING
Architect J. K. Jensen has about
completed plans for a large three
story brick apartment and store
building for Benjamin Fleischman, to
be erected at Oak and Fayette streets.
The two sides, facing Oak and Fay
ette streets, will be constructed of
fancy front brick with terra cotta
trimmings to match. The third story j
will be fitted with a fancy metal cor
nice. The ground floor will contain ;
stores, and the two upper floors will ;
contain modern apartments. The.
building will be about 100x35 feet.
TRACT OF EIGHT LOTS
FOR CEMETERY SITE
Λ committee of which Nathan Roth
is chairman, recently appointed by
the United Hebrew Association to
look for a suitable cemetery site, is
making negotiations for a tract con
taining ;il)onl eight lots, .lust where
the tract is located will not be made
public until the society has secured a
permit from the Board of Health of
Woodbridge township. Lawyer Leo
Goldberger is attending to the legal
part of the work.
Christen <«,ypsy Babies.
Λ number of gypsies are around
this city today extending invitations
to attend the christening of twow ba
bies which will take place at their en
campment on Smith street near Flor
ida Grove on Sunday afternoon.
A number of visiting gypsies will
attend and the members of the camp
declare that the granny of all the
gypsies has arrived from England.
A number of the gypsy queens are al
so to be present.
New House on Rector Street.
Henry Jacobsen, of William street,
has awarded the contract for a new
residence on Hector street to the Fred
Christensen Construction Company.
The house is to be built on the easter
ly side Of Rector street adjoining the
home of J. H. Hfisdorf on the south.
The house will be modern in every
way and will cost about $6,000 when j
completed. Excavating for sewer and
water connections was done today
and the excavation for the foundation
will be started in a few days.
Local Case In Chancery Court.
TRENTON, May 21:—The opening
of the May term of the Court of Chan
cery will take place at the state house
tomorrow. The printed list of causes
show that there will be thirty-four
causes set down for argument. Among
them is one Perth Amboy case, that
of Isaac C. Harned vs. Anna H. A.
Harned. Lawyer H. W. Kehoe repre
sents Mr. Harned and Adrian Lyon,
Mrs. Harned.
Fisher Gets Four Years. .
Special to the EVENING NEWS: ·
NEW BRUNSWICK, May 21: —
Frank Fisher was sentenced by Judge
Booraem to four years in state prison
today tor entoring the ho.^*e of Wil
liam Cutter at Woodbridge.
TWO MEN
ARE CUT
IN FIGHT.
Assailants Caught After Chase
When Police Get on Their
Trail-One Escaped.
ONE FOUND HIDING IN CLOSET.
Shot Fired in Air to Scare Fleeing
Youths—Big Crowd Watched
the Long Chase.
Joseph Mcikawitz, of Koasbey, and
Mike Dunak, of 286 Fayette street,
were the victims of a stabbing af
fray which occurred In the yard at
2SG Fayette street late yesterday af
ternoon.
A wedding celebration was in prog
ress across the street in a hall and
over some trivial matter a fight was
started. The men who are charged
with drawing knives and using them
are George Nott, of 16 Stockton
street, and George Lucas, of Kirkland
place, and John Balitz.
The two wounded men were carried
into a nearby hôuse where they were
attended by Dr. C. I. Silk. One of the
men has a deep wound in the back
and the other is badly cut about the
face. The police were notified short
ly afterward but, when they arrived,
the alleged stabbers had disappeared.
A fiumber of the houses in the neigh
borhood were searched but, for near
ly an h<?ur, no trace of the men could
be found.
An Exciting Cliase.
Later Detective Huff, Patrolman
Hansen, Patrolman Tonnesen and
Roundsman Mowis located the fel
lows in a yard. When they saw the
police they fled, but Nott and Lucas
were caught Anally after an exciting
chase. Detective Huff, when one of
them was running away, shot his re
volver into the air. The fleeing pris
oner dropped like a log, but was soon
on his feet again and led the officers
a merry chase before he was final!ν
captured in a closet on the second
floor of a friend's house.
Balitz succeeded in making his es
cape, but the other two prisoners
were locked up in a cell. They were
arraigned this morning before the re
corder and held in $500 bail to await
the action of the grand jury.
Although the two wounded men
are in a serious condition, it. is be
lieved that they will recover. While
the police were searching the houses
in the vicinity a large mob collected
and the excitement was intense for
over an hour.
PROGRESS OF JERSEY
CENTRAL IN MONMOUTH
Trolley Company Making tiood Pro
gress at Atlantic Highlands aiul
Red Hank—Différences Settled.
The extension of the Jersey dentral
Traction Company's tracks from Bel
ford to Atlantic Highlands will begin
very shortly. Last week four carloads
of rails arrived at Atlantic Highlands
and 20,000 ties are to c.onie by boat.
The borough council there has given
the use of the dock for unloading the
ties.
The trolley company has made an
offer to the borough council to buy its
power there and will install a dynamo
at its own expeneo if the offer is ac
cepted. The borough has the engine
capacity to warrant the acceptance of
the offer. The council has adopted
a resolution requesting the comple
tion of the road from the dock to
Valley Drive by July 1.
To Enter Hod' Hank Thin Week.
The trouble existing between the
Jersey Central Traction Company and
the Red Bank and Long Branch line
has been adjusted. Representatives
of both roads met at Red Bank and a
settlement was agreed on. James
Wilson, one of the foremen of the
Jersey Central, has a gang of laborers
at work on the road on Monmouth
street, Red Bank. The switch in
front of the American hotel will be
taken out and a single track put in.
If weather conditions permit the work
will be finished so that the Keyport
cars can run to the fountain this
week.
Will Not Slight Governor.
TRENTON, May 21:—Governor
Stokes believes there is no substan
tial basis for the reports that the citi
zens of Orange proposed to offer him
a deliberate slight at the exercises In
connection with the unveiling of the
Elwell statue in that city next month.
He says that the appropriation bills
passed by the legislature do not pro
vide for the erection of the monu
ment or for the dedicatory services.
He declares that he has taken no ac
tion that is unfriendly to Orange and
that lie could not have any feeling
toward that community except the
most kindly.
Novak Pleads Not Guilty.
Special to the EVENING NEWS:
NEW BRUNSWICK, May 21: —
John Novak pleaded not guilty today
to stealing a rig from Liddle & Pteif
fer, liverymen at- Perth Amboy. His
trial was set down for May 2X. Frank
Conn will represent the deNndant.
ARCHITECT
HERE TODAY.
I
Company for New Amusement
Grounds Met Last Night Here.
ι
SURVEYORS STAKE GROUNDS.
One of the Company Said Today
They Will Spend Much Money.
TO ERECT LARGE FENCE THERE.
Well Known Architect of Experience
Will («<> Over (he («rounds.
The new amusement grounds com
pany held a meeting Inst, night, and
discussed a-number of new plans for
the project now under way.
The tract, which is at Lewis and
South First streets, was surveyed by
Mason & Smith yesterday and is all
staked out preparatory to the erection
of a fence.
The architect is expected to arrive
in this city this afternoon and some
of the members of the company will
go over the ground with him. The ar
chitect is well-known and was the
designer of a number of well known
parks.
A committee conferred with him
yesterday and the plans will be com
pleted within a week. The work will
be rushed and, according to the state
ment of one of the members of the
company, the sum expected to be
spent in building the park Ik nearly
$150,000.
INDUSTRIAL GROWTH
THROUGHOUT STATE,
TRENTON. May 21:—Remarkable
statistics showing the strides New
Jersey is making in an industrial way,
are contained In a n;port which has
just been prepared by Winton C. Gar
rison, chief of the State Bureau of
Statistics. They show that, from the
time of the Civil War no other com
monwealth in the Union has been
making such great progress in manu
facturing.
From 1850 to 1905 the capital in
vested in industry in New Jersey in
creased in round figures from $22,
000,000 to $175,000,000, the number
of wage earners from 38,000 to 266,
000, the amount paid annually in
wages, from $9,000,000 to $128,000,
000, and the annual value of products
from $40.000,000 to $774,000,000.
In I860 [he capital invested in the
silk industry throughout the country
was about $3,000,000, the number of
operatives employed, 5,500, and the
total output valued at $6,500,000.
The capital now invested in'the silk
Industry in New Jersey is $33,500,
000, the number of persons employed,
29,000, and the annual value of the
output, $52,000,000. New Jersey
duces 42 per cent, of all the silk man
ufactured in the country.
INTERESTING MEETING
OF SIMPSON MEN'S CLUB
A monthly meeting of the Men's
Club of Simpson M. E. church was
held ill the lecture room last night.
Four new members were elected and
an amendment to the constitution
was adopted.
The speaker of the evening was
Dr. Henry K. Carroll, of Plain
field, who is connected with the mis
sionary society in New York city.
The subject of his address was "Re
cent observations in South America."
He gave an interesting talk on the
country, the people and of his trip
across the mountains during his visit
to that country. He also told much
of the progress made in digging the
Panama canal, from what he. saw
while on his trip.
After the meeting clam chowder
was served by the commissary com
mittee under the direction of Arthur
H. Hope, chairman. At the next
meeting, Monday, June 17, Frank R.
Barrett will speak on "How to Get
Rich.''
PROPRIETORS LACKED
ONE FOR A QUORUM.
. The Board of East Jersey Proprie
tors were to have held their semi
annual meeting in this city today, but
as the number lacked one to make a
quorum, the meeting was adjourned
for two weeks. Seven of the board
were present, and visited the survey
or general's office. After examining
the records, the party adjourned to
the Packer House, where dinner whs
served.
After Junk Dealers
Chief Burke is after the local
junkmen who buy stuff from minors
and City Attorney Homirtann has
drawn up a complaint against one
local dealer who will be arrested on
the charge of violating the city junk
ordinance. Chief Burke has evidence
against the dealer and if he is found
guilty It nfiy go hard with him as
Judge BoorÎ?m, of New Brunswick,
has aiso exp'i^sed an opinion that
I sue1' violations should be stopped.
DEUTSCH
SAFE IN
CO. JAIL.
Stephen Somogyi and I. B. Moore
on Their Way to This City After
Delivering Prisoner.
ARRAIGNED AS SOON AS LANDED
Was Taken Before a Hoboken Just
ice and At Once Turned Over the
Middlesex Co. Authorites.
Stephen Somogyi and L. B. Moore,
who went to Holland to bring back
Joseph Deutsch, will be in this city
this afternoon. They landed in Ho
boken this morning with the prisoner
and arrived in New Brunswick at
1:30 this afternoon. Moore tele
phoned to his brother, C. F. Moore
here soon after reaching New Bruns
wick, stating that they had just de
livered Deutsch to the prosecutor and
that he is now locked up in the coun
ty jail. As soon as the details are
settled wjth the prosecutor Somogyi
and Moore will start for this city.
Mr. Moore stated 'that they had a
rough voyage coming over, a head
wind blowing the vessel twenty-five
miles out of her course. Both the
local young men were good sailors,
however, and neither was seasick.
They are in the best of health and
enjoyed the trip immensely.
They derive the most satisfaction,
however, in the fact that they
brought back what they went after.
Special to the EVENING NEWS:
NEW BRUNSWICK, May 21: —
Word was received here this morning
that Stephen Somogyi and L. B.
Moore, who were sent to Holland to
bring Joseph Deutsch back to tlria,
country, landed in Hoboken· this'
morning, with their prisoner and im
mediately arraigned him before a jus
tice there. He was formally turned
over to the Middlesex county author
ities.
The party arrived here at 1:04
o'clock and went at once to the court
house. Deutsch did not plead today
as he will be given an opportunity to
get a lawyer. Mr. Somogyi and Mr.
Moore have left for Perth Amboy.
YOUNG MASTERSON IS
MARRIED AND SKIPPED.
Judging from the following article
which appeared in the last issue of
the Keyport Weekly, Roy D. Master
son, who is well known in this city, is
married, had a job and has disappear
ed. The story as it appeared in the
Weekly is as follows:
Roy D. Masterson, a clerk with
Grocer A. C. Bennett, of Long Branch,
disappeared very suddenly last Tues
day. He tocrlv out his wagon with
goods valued at about $100, and after
delivering the last order returned to
his home and with his wife left town.
What he did with the horse and wag
on is not known. Masterson formerly
lived at. South Amboy and had work
ed for Beniiett about two months, ap
parently satisfied with his position.
Masterson's parents have made good
the money collected for the groceries.
He was traced to Jersey City, but.
there the clue wa? lost.
CONTEST OVER WILL
WAS HEARD TODAY.
Special to the EVEN IN β NEWS:
NEW BRUNSWICK, May 21: —
The contest over the will of Μι·β. Car
oline Cunningham was heard here to
day and adjourned to Saturday at 10
o'clock. The contest is being made
by a granddaughter, M Is s Winifred
Cunningham Tucker, of Virginia.
Mrs. Cunningham left nothing to the.
Tucker branch of the family. Mrs.
Joseph Dillon and her three sisters
were in court. Testimony brought
out that Mrs. Cunningham was in
good heal φ when she drew the will.
The contest is made on the ground
that the document had been pasted
on the back whore it had cracked in
folding. The adjournment was taken
until another witness could be se
cured.
GETS 18 MONTHS FOR
BITING A GIRL'S EAR.
Special to the EVENING NEWS:
NEW BRUNSWICK, May 21: —
Margaret Coye, a colored girl, living
at Metuchen, was sentenced to eigh
teen months in state prison by Judge
Booraem today for biting the ear of
Alice Jackson, another colored girl.
The girls got into a quarrel and dur
ing the fight which followed the Coye
girl used her teeth as well as hands
; und feet.
Wants His Name Changed.
NEW BRUNSWICK, May 21: —
Isaac Victor Slifesteln, of the senior
class of Rutgers College, has petition
ed the circuit court here to have his
name changed to Issac Victor Stone.
Slifestèln is from Woodbine. He is
a member of the Rutgers debating
team.
Date for Lecture Changed.
The date for William T. Major's
Illustrate \leeture on Jamaica before
and afte Jthe earthquake has been
changed %i May 24 to May 23, one
day earll Λ
FOUND DEAD
DURING PICNID.
Woodbridge Man Lay Lifeless
Among Merrymakers at Grove.
THE CORONER SAYS ALCOHOLISM
Many Saw Him Lying on Ground
But Thought Him Drunk.
HAI» ΒΙΛ FAMILY IN EUROPE.
Survived l>y Wife and Four Children
—Lived in Fulton S»., Woodbridge.
Dooncsecz Gyorogy, about thirty
eight years old, of Woodbridge, was
found lying dead on the ground while
a picnic was in progress at Loeser's
Grove at Maurer la^t night. He had
been celebrating during the evening
in honor of Pfingst Monday and later
retired to the grove where he was
seen lying on the ground by the other
merrymakers.
He seemed to be helpless at the
time and as his friends had noticed
him drinking during the evening, lit
tle attention was thrown in his direc
tion. Later when some one tried to ;
assist him to his feet it was found |
that he was lifeless. He was carried !
in to the dancing pavilion, where he
was placed on a table.
Patrolman L. C. Jensen was noti
fied and made an investigation. As ι
near as can be learned, Gyorogy died
about 11:30 o'clock. Coroner Bish
op was notified, but did not reach
the scene until after 1 o'clock, ac
companied by Roundsman Morris.The
policeman and the coroner had con
siderable trouble in reaching Maurer
on account of the condition of the
road. Coroner Bishop said this morn
ing thai he had learned that Gyorogy
was addicted to drink and he thinks
that his death was due to that cause.
A permit was given to Undertaker
Herner, of Woodbridge, to remove
the body. The dead man is survived
by a wife and four children, who are
Jn Europe. He lived on Fulton
street, Woodbridge, and was employ
ed at the tin factory near Boynton
Beach. '
PARISH HOUSE PLANS
EXPLAINED TO LADIES.
A special meeting of the Woman's
Guild of St. Peter's Episcopal church
was held in the Sunday School room
yesterday afternoon. The meeting
was called by the president, Miss
Alice Reed and was to discuss the
proposed new parish house. Some
of the ladies had professed a little1
dlssalisfaction over the plans as
drawn, claiming the ladies had been
somewhat slighted. No dissatisfac-!
tion was apparent at the meeting,
however. The rector, Rev. J. L. Lan
caster, was present with the plans.
He explained the matter in detail ; nd ,
stated that he had $9,000 of the $1J,
000 necessary to build the parish'
house. As far as the meeting Is con- j
cerned everyone seems satisfied and
the preparation for the work will
continue along the same lines.
ARCANUM DEFEAT CHANGE
Kills Motions Including; Proposal for
Constant Rate.
BOSTON, May 21:—Three import
ant propositions were defeated at yes
terday's session of (ho supreme coun
cil of the Royal Arcanum. The first
sought to abrogate the regular rates
and place all of the 243,000 members
of the order upon rates known as op
tion Λ. This rate provides, a constant
rate during membership. The com
mittee to which this proposition was
submitted opposed it vigorously and
the plan was defeated unanimously,
j The resolution of the Empire City
Council of New York, asking that per
I mission be given to change its by-laws
j to permit members to change from
: option C to option A also met defett,
i as did the plan submitted by the Ohio
I delegation for cutting out all past
supreme regents and incorporators
from life membership In the Supreme
Council.
EXPECT TO BUILD NEW
BULKHEAD AFTER ALL·
City Attorney Hommann h;: ; had a
conference with the lawyer who rep
resents the Goodwill estate on Water
street and who has opposed the build
ing of Ihe Front Btreet bulkhead. City
Attorney Hommann says that the
other property owners have given
their consent to allow the bulkhead to
be tniilt, and that Mr. Goodwill's law
yer has promised to try and arrange
matters so that no objection will be
raised by his client in the matter.
Under these conditions things look
more favorable for the bulkhead pro
ject. «
Drowned Man's Jiody Hurled.
The body of Hans Interman, who
was drowned from the coal barge
Beaver Meadows April 28 near Jer
sey City, was found last Wednesday
floating in the bay at Jersey City. It
was taken to the home of his family
in Sharrott road, Kreischerville, S. I.
The body was buried yesterday after
noon in the West Baptist cemetery at
Kreischerville. Interman is surviv
ed by a wife and one or two children.
Get acquainted with Santa Clans at
Mother Goose Carnival.
Sal 1-5-21-11*
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COUNCIL J
CENTRAÛ. 1
I ,<M
Board of Aldermen Adopts a Re
solution to Compel Guarding
of Crossings All Night.
BIG PETITION IS PRESENTED.
If C. R. R. Fails to Operate Gates
All Night or Place Flagmen,
City Will Act.
The Board of Aldermen held a
brief but busy meeting last night.
Joseph Polkowitz presented the pe
tition for the protection of the pub
lic from the various railroads In the
;ity. It bore 310 signatures, includ
ing the leading officials and men of
the city. More names could have been
secured, but in the limited time be
tween the inception of the movement
and the meeting last night, it was be
lieved that that number would have
sufficient effect.
Mr. Stacey said that a resolution
was drawn by the city attorney and
that it would be offered. Mr. Schultz
asked whether the city could have the
desired precautions taken and charge
it up to the companies. It was etated
that the resolution covered the
ground.
The resolution was offered later by
Alderman Stacey and provides that
the Central railroad company, having
gates at the crossings at Market
street, Smith street and New Bruns
wick avenue, which they fail to oper
ate from 8:30 o'clock at night until
6:30 in the morning, by reason of
which great loss of life has occurred,
be notified to operate the gates all
day and night, or place flagmen at
the crossings when the gates are not
in operation. In case of their neglect
or refusal to do so within thirty days
the city will place flagmen at those
crossings and charge the expense to
the railroad company. ¥f ^
Sir. Stacey Rape Lockup.
Alderman Stacey asked regarding
the removal of the surveyor gener
al's office from adjoining the city hall,
as the lockup needed improvement,
being in deplorable condition. It was
stated by Mr. Pfeiffer that the Board
of East Jersey Proprietors meets
here today and would act, probably,
as the bill allowing the Proprietors
to excbaug the site for one of equal
size on the north, had been signed by /
the governor.
To Grade Second Street. /
On recommendation of the stfeet
nij sewer committee, a motion' was
.opted to have a Second street grade
_ jtablished, between Market and Gor
don streets and the street marked to
that grade.
On motion the street commissioner
was authorized to advertise for bids
for the following: Fifteen-inch pipe
sewers in Catherine, Elizabeth, Cort
landt and Charles streets: to work
Jornstone street to grade; and to
work Prospect street, between Mar
ket and Smith streets, to establish
grade.
Martin linnsct) tiots sstaDle.
But one bid was received for the
old stable in the city yard, which
must bo removed within ten days, to
make room for the new brick stable.
The sole bidder was Martin Hansen
who bid $40, for which he enclosed a
certified check for that amount. Af
ter a short recess it was awarded to
Mr. Hansen, and the comptroller au
thorized, by motion, to effect the sale.
Tiie comptroller reported that
the printed financial report is In the
hands of the printers, who had prom
ised it by June 1.
The official report of the recent
firemen's annual election was received
and the action approved and the new
officers ordered confirmed.
Petitions of H. Effren for a junk
license at 31 Charles street; George
R. Bunten and Sons, 132 and 134
Front street, and S. Marcus & Son,
138 Woodbrldge road, were referred
to the comimttee on judiciary.
A motion for a warrant for $100
for the G. A. R. for use on Memorial
Day was adopted. This Is provided
for in the budget each year
New Brunswick Avenue IVtition.
Nineteen property owners petition
ed for working sidewalks on New
Brunswick avenue to the established
grade from the Lehigh Valley rail
road to the west side of Convery
place. Referred to street and sower
committee.
The Perth Amboy Foundry and
Machine Company asked permission
to put a wagon scale in front of their
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