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PERTH AMBOY, N*. J, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1909.—TWELVE PAGES
B ii iét .ι ..ι
TEN CENTS A WEEK.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
ALDERMEN INSTRUCT
COMMITTEE TO LOOK
INTO: SITE FOR PARK
Matter Referred to Public-Grounds
& Buildings Committee-Resolu
tion from Central Labor Union.
RAILROAD SERVICE AND PARK
Following the reading of a resolu
tion adopted by the Federation of
Labor a few nights ago, the Board of
Aldermen last night, on motion of
Alderman Oannon, instructed the
committee <5fi public grounds and
buildings to look into the matter of
an adequate site for a park. I
Calling upon the city fathers "to
do their plain duty by demanding
and lnelstlng that the railroads cease
discriminating against Perth Amjtoy
and that the aforesaid board enact
legislation compelling the railroads
to etop all through train»" here * * *
and "demanding that oxtr city shall j
be provided with an adequate park" ;
• · ♦ and "recommending that a
town meedtag be held · * « for a full
and free discussion on the crying
needs of our city," the resolution was
referred to. a committee oT the
whole. χ
Thereupon Mr. Oatinon said: "I
would move that the committee on
public grounds and buildings look In
to the matter of an adequate site for
a park." There was not a dissenting
vote.
The Resolntion In Full.
The resolution of the body of labor
nen was ae follows:
"Whereas, The Otty of Perth Am
boy is seriously handicapped In Its
development and growth by wretched
railroad service or rather lack of ser
vice making It difficult and Inconven
ient for thT& people living In our sur
rounding territory to reach this,
their natural market, and thereby di
verting t· more favored communities
the buRiness and trade that Is right
fully ours; and Λ
"Whereas, The railroads entering
our city Bend their fast trains thun
dering ^through our town at grade,
endangering the lives and limbs of
our people, said trains being run for
the exclusive benefit and profit of
competing municipalities and our cit
izens denied the privilege and ac
commodation» extended to others;
and
"Whereas, The antiquated railroad
stations of this city would not be tol
erated by a small village and are a
further evidence of railroad neglect
and discrimination; therefore be it
' "Resolved, That we call on our
Board of Aldermen to dp their plain
duty by demanding and instating that
the railroads cease discriminating
against Perth Amboy and that the
aforesaid board enact legislation
compelling the railroads to stop all
through trains for the accommoda
tion of our people at their Perth Am
boy station; and be it further
"Resolved, That we again place
ourselves on record as demanding
tliat our city shall be provided with
an adequate park.
"Furthermore, we recommend that
a town meeting be held In order that
an opportunity be given our residents
for a full and free discussloif on the
crying needs of our city—proper
transportation, public parks, etc,
"Submitted by Federation of La
bor.
"EMIL A. FREY,
"Secretary."
Labor Men Present.
A delegation from the labor feder
ation was present at the meeting.
BOARD OF TRADE IS
\ PLANNING BIO YEAR
/ As a result of a number of letters
{that have been sent out by the Board
, pf Trade to the'merchants and busi
ness men of the city setting forth the
work of the organization and asking
them to become members, ten or
twelve applications have been re
ceived and several more ar« prom
ised before the next meeting ta held.
The Board of Trade has been do
ing good work In a quiet way dur
ing the past year. There has been
much that It conld not do owing to
lack of funds and support on the
part of the people. EJveryone real
izes the advantages of such a body to
a city and there Is good reason for
keeping such an organization alive.
■JThls can only be done by all the men
interested in the welfare of the city
taking a hold. · ,
The annual meeting of the board
will be held next month, when the
election of officers will be held. It
is desired to secure as many mem
bers as possible by that time and to
start the new year with renewed en
ergy.
It Is possible that a solicitor will
be appointed to visit all the business
men and heads of Industries In the
city to secure donations to carry on
the work which the board has
mapped out and incidentally to In
crease the membership. Excellent
progress Is being made along this
line and the Board of Trade prom
ises to be lnrger and stronger than
ever in the coming year.
TIMES AND PLACE FOR CALLING FOR OF OARBABE FROM
NOVEMBER TO JUNE let, DAY-TIME.
DISTRICT NO. 1—MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS.
Front St.; Water St.; High St.; from Front to Lewis; Lewis St.;
State St. from Gordon, south ; Brighton Av. ; Gordon, south ; Madison
Av. from Gordon, south ; Paterson St. ; South First St. ; South Second
St. ; Market St. from C. R. R. west ; Smith St. from C. R. R. west. ·
DISTRICT NO. 2—TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS.
Elm St.; Oak St.; Prospect St.; Watson Av.; Davidson Av.;
Goodwin St. ; Grace. St. ; Kirkland Place ; Fayette St. from C. R. R.,
(.vest; Stockton St.
DISTRICT NO. 3—WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS.
R'.ith St., from C. R. R. east,; Market St., from C. R. R., east;
Gordon St., from C. R. R. east ; Rector St., Smth to Lewis ; High St.,
from Smith to Lewis Sts.; King St. & Kearney Ave. from Smith to Lewi·
Sts.; State St., from Smith to Gordon; Hobart St.; Madison Av., from New
Brunswick Av., to Gordon St., McClelland St., Maple St., New Brunswick
Av., from Fayette St., to State.; Jefferson St., from C. R. R. to New
Brunswick Av.,
DISTRICT NO. 4—MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS.
New Brunswick Av., from Fayette St. west; Fayette St., from C.
R. R. east; Willox Lane; Barracks St.; New St.; Rector St., from
Fayette to Washington Sts.; Commerce St.; Broad St., from I^igh
east; Washington St., from High, east; Front St., from Commerce,
north; State St., from Washington, north; Hartford St.; Buckingham
Av.; DeKalb Av.; Mechanic St., from Washington St., north; Pearl
Place; Miller St.; William St.; Division St., from New Brunswick
Av., nortjj.
DISTRICT NO. 5—TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS.
State St., from Lehigh V. R. R. bridges, north ; Packer --Av. ;
Wayne St. ; Chaunccy St. ; Hall Av. ; Elizabeth St. ; Charles St. ; Cort
landt St.; Catherine St.; Huntington St.; Penu St ; Johns,, ne St.;
Amboy Av. ; Barclay St. ; Lawrie St. ; Neville St. ; Cornell St. ; Sayre
Av.; Ogden Place; Matano Place; Lawtoft Place; Stedman Place:
Convery Place.
DISTRICT β—WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS.
State St., from Smith St. to Pearl Place; High*St., from Smith
to Washington Sts.; Mechanic St., ffom Fayette to Washington Sts.;
Centre St.; Commerce St.; Broad St., from High to C. R. R.; Wash
ington St., from High to New Brunswick Av. ; North First St. ; Park
Av.; East Av.; Jefferson St., froiji State, east; Rector St,, ffom Smith
to Fayette Sts.
Please put out barrels aa per above schedule. Alep remove bar
as soon as they are emptied.
COOK'S PROOFS1
FOUND LACKING
ATOOPENHAGEN
Danish Experts Regard His
Claim of Reaching North
Pole as Baseless.
DECLARE HIS DIARIES
ARE OF LITTLE VALUE
Records Regarded as Show
ing Incredible Ignorance
or Deliberate Imposture.
Special bv United Prêtt Wire.
Copenhagen, Dec. 21.—The Uni
versity Investigating dbmmlttee to
day reported to the University of
Copenhagen that Dr. Cook's records
do not carry conviction, and that hie
records and observations are wholly
Insufficient to warrant a verdict that
he discovered the north pole. This
decision la considered final.
The committee which examined
Cook's records consisted of six
world renowned scientists, Includ
ing officers, astronomers .and navi
gators. The university now has
only to Issue a formal announcemen '
of the report.
In the report adopted by the uni
versity consistory based On the find
ing of the examining committee, It
1s declared that, records ond obser
vations submitted are no more con
vincing from a scientific standpoint
than was Dr. Cook's newspaper ac
count of his explorations.
Walter Lonsdale, Dr. Cook's pri
vate secretary, who brought the data
to Copenhagen, Is greatly disap
pointed and Is making an effort to
have the university reserve final
judgment. He told the committee
that missing data whlcjj Is a part
of Cook's original document were
to arrive in η few days. He ex
plained that this data was sent by
a different route for prudential
reasons. The appeal will not bo
considered and the finding of to
day closes the chapter.
Records Considered Inadequate.
The commission of scientists ap
pointed by the university have decided
that Cook's so called "proofs" Hre In
adequate to satisfy anybody. There is
practically nothing that by any stretch
of language could be termed proof.
The famous diaries are scientifically of
no more value than were the supposed
testamentary dispositions in Mme.
Humbert's safe. They prove nothing
except Incredible ignorance of the ele
mentary requirements of the situation
or a colossal imposture. Cook's talk of
astronomical observations Is consid-'
ered as vague at his declarations
i about the Instruments under a rock ttf
Stab.
No Astronomical Observations.
Some of the scientists on the com
mission are convinced that Dr. Cook
never made any observations above
the seventy-ninth parallel. Certainly
no original astronomical observations
were submitted to them. It Is to be In
feried that he merely entered up (lie
degrees and minutes of latitude accord
lug to bis own sweet will, adding the
seconds when It seemed to hint desira
ble.
It Is undisputed that Cook did a cer
tain amount of traveling in the arctic
regions, and l>e declares that he told
his Eskimo companions that they had
reached the "big nail." But so far as
can be judged by the processes of com
putation he employed as submitted to
the Danish scientists be might just as
well have told them they had reached
the south pole. ·
Charitable Verdict Possible.
The report which the consistory of
Copenhagen university will make pub
lic may not go to these lengths. A
charitable view will probably be taken
and Dr. Cook dismissed with the ex
planation that be has not established
his claims to the discovery of the pole.
While there is no difference of opin
ion among the experts of the examin
ing commission as to the invalidity of
Cook's Claim, there is a disagreement
as to whether he suffered from a hal
lucination or is a deliberate impostor.
This question will probably be settled
decisively by an Inquiry now being
made here.
•Continued on page 3.)
To Let—Five-room house; improve
ments; steam heat; 461 Park Ave.
Inquire Burns ft Son. 198 New
Brunswick avenite.
7832-12-21-lt-»
The One Best Gift
For every man who
smokes, is a box of
Good Cigars
or a
Pipe
We have a big stock
in variety of holiday box
goods. All sizes and
prices.
Christmas
Boxes of
CIGARS
at the following prices
25c 50c 75c $1.00
$1.25 $1.50 up to
$6.00
L. Kreezer's
40 Smith Street
ί
A Aif '■
s. J. Mason, engineer,
And Water Hoard's adviser,
Surveyor for the city, too,
In thift line none Is wiser.
Pond water la sometimes used ·
When breaks (jet Sammy's "goat"
And then some running little fish
Right through the pi|>e8 will float.
ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF
1909 TAXES NOW PAID
More than in 1909 taxes
was paid into the :clt>y collector's of
fice yesterday, aa It was the last day
on which no interest was charged.
Beginning today the bills will be a
lien on the property, and interest at
the rate Of seven per cent will be
charged. Collector Richard F. White
eaye that the payments this year
have been prompt and that to date
about $180,000 has been takejt in
for 1909 taxes. The total tax levy
for the city was $263,105.81, which
includes $14,022.23, from the state.
Not Including the state payment,
there Is only $89,000 outstanding
for taxes.
Taxes were still coming in rapidly
today and by the first pf the year
Mr. White experte that the amount
outstanding wilt he decreased consid
erably. This afternoon Mr. White
will send the city's payment to the
county, $)28,2J£.8l. It Is due to
morrow.
Appeals to County Hoard.
The last tax appeals against as
sessments levied this year were re
ceived by Clerk William A. Spencer
of the Middlesex County Board this
morning. The flood of applications
was unusually large all day yeaterday
and many were received In the malls
this morning. Inasmuch as the ap
plications received by mail had been
mailed yesterday, Mr. Spencer re
ceived and acknowledged them as
though they had been received yee
terday, which was the last day this
year on which appeal application»
could be accepted.
There are now thirty applications
not, acted on, against this city. Abqut 1
twenty were acted upon on December
9. There are numerous applications
from rural districts throughout the
county. Dates for hearings In the
several districts will bo set at a meet
ing of the county board shortly.
Home l.arcjc Amounts.
One of the largest applications is
f from the Great Kastern Clay Com
pany vs. Houth River, asking for a
reduction in the assessment on their
''factories and clay banks at Bouth
; River from $315,000 to $225,000.
\ Another large appeal Is that of the
I India Rubber Company through Its
treasurer, Thomas H. Lee vs. the City
[of New Brunswick. A reduction is
asked for In the assessment of plant
and stock from $100,000 to $25,000. '
ι The concern wishes the $50,000 as
sessment on Its real estate reduced
to $25,000 and wants the assessment
•of $50,000 on stock cancelled.
Another application Is that of the
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company vs.
this city, Bsklng for the entire abate
ment of the assessment levied on
property known as blocks 225, 103,
255, 255 and 226, In amounts of
11,000, $10,446 and $11,000. The
petitioners assert that all of the
property In question is second class
! railroad property andassessed by the
state board. I-ot 18" in block 225, :
they assert, is owned by Potts & j
Kaufman.
INEW TRIAL GRANTED
IN 8. P. C. A. CASE
Recorder Pickeregill last night
granted a new trial In the case of
the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals against John
Capacclone, a baker of 247 Wash
ington street, on · application of
Thomas Brown, counsel for the de
fendant, and set aside the flne of
(20 and costs which he Imposed at
the recent hearing. The «re-trial of
the case will be at 7 o'cfock tomor
row night.
Capacclone was recently ar
raigned on a charge of cruelty to
animals preferred by Agent Daniel
C. Hutchinson, of the 8. P. C. Α.,
who alleged that the baker had shot
a horee Rêverai timed and, on re
turning a half-hour later and find
ing the animal still alive, hacked
its head to pieces with an axe. The
case was trjed and, on testimony of
witnesses, the recorder fined the
baker $40 and costs, but later re
1 duced the fine to $20 and costs.
! Capacclone was at court last night
] with a number of witnesses.
A case of the 3. P. C. A. against
' Julius Frankel which has been pend
| ing for some time wilt"also be heard
: tomorrow night. Iyawyer Brown
! represents Frankel and Jesse Col
yer will appear for tho society.
A Bitter PHI made easy to take
100 2 gr. Quinine Pills for 19c at
Lauer Drug Co., Smith and State Sts
7809-12-21-lt-*
Make that Christmas Present
A Sewing Machins
by which to be remembered everafter
Call and select now and arrange
for delivery and small monthly pay
ments.
We have all the guaranteed
makes. Special Inducements to
Chriàtmas shoppers.
Aifmqfim 886 SUto Htrect
• JLI lw3l_l 1 I'KHTH AMHOY
Dealer in
Sewing Machines, Typewriters
Automobiles Cash Registers
(
NOTICE.
The public Is notified that garbage
will be collected on Friday this week
Instead of Christmas Day (Satur
day). Please have your barrels out
as early as possible.
GRAHAM & MC KEON.
7794-12-20-22-*
A Thousand Hurts and Ills re
lieved daily with Dikes Liniment.
Try it. Lauer Drug Co., Smith and
State Ste.
7809-12-21-lt-*
Special Sale of Illustrated [
PostCards
For Wednesday, Dec. 22nd.
All 3 (or s Cards at
One Cent
Perth Am boy
Novelty Store
156 Smith St. Perth Amboy.N. J.
»
.OWER PRICE FOR
LICHTING ACCEPTED;
P. 8. C. ONLY BIDDER
'ublic Service Offers to Light City
for $80 Per Lamp a Year—App
prove Bonds for New Pump.
jONTRAGT for police stable
Offering to illuminate the streets
f the city with 2!i0 or more lamp»
or a period of five years commenc
ng January 1 next for $80 yearly
1er lamp, the Public Service Corpor
itlon, the only bidder, was again
iwarded the city lighting contract
iy the Board of Aldermen last night.
Phla la $16 leas per lamp than the
iresent price. The eouncll coneld
ired the matter for several minutes
luring a recess taken after the open
ng of the proposal.
The Issue of $60,000 Couds by
he Board of Water Commissioners
vas given the consent and approval
>f the council, by resolution. This
s to pay for the new pump and
>ther Improvements.
Nine Bidder* on Stable.
The bids for fixing tlie police sta
ble back of city hall were as fol
lows: George W. Mutin, $1,019; A,
Fedderson, $875; 8oren C. Oleen,
$963; Fred Cbristensen Construc
tion Company, $880; J. P. Koyen,
$825; D. Gold fart) &. Brother, fl,«
025; Ira R. Crôuse, $885; Carl 0,
Chrlstensen, $895; Woytoin & Bu)<
novsky, $809. The last named got
the contract, after a recess taken by
the aldermen.
Budget Finally Adopted.
The appropriation ordinance wa«
passed on second and final read·
ings. The amounts are as follow»;
Public. Library, $1,800; Board ol
(Continued on Vage 3.)
CHINESE FEATURES AT
MISSIONARY MEETING
Rev. Hule Kin, who Is In "charge ι
»f the Presbyterian Mission for Chi
iese In New York city, gave an ln
eresting talk on mission work in
hat city at the monthly meeting of
he Foreign Missionary Society of the
<"lrst Presbyterian church, in the
'hapel In this city last night
Rev. Mr. Kin, who was arcompa
lied by his two daughters, Helen and
Carrie, eight and ten years old, re
ipectively, and Charles Foon, thtr
een years old, told of the work at
he mission and of the new $35,000
julldlng which they recently took
jossesslon of, in Thirty-first street,
Mew York. He spoke of the classes
!or Chinese and bow dinner is served I
sech Sunday to from sixty to 100 of <
ι hose coming to the mission.
Mrs. Henry Dillon, J lie president ol
ι he society, occupied the chair an4
introduced the speaker of the even·
ing. Rev. ίί H. Northrup spolU
briefly.
F. A. Seaman, whose guests Re*.
Mr. Kin and party were last night,
«poke In regard to the Chinese IB
this city and of their connections 1»
Llliina. He spoke of the faithfulnes)
and gratltffde of the Chinese with
whom he had come In contact.
The Chinese girls sang two hyinni
In their own language. Besides a
large number of the members
society, I wo local Chinese , Ler
and Sit» Yet, wore present. H. Ram
say Crowell sftng β solo.
A social time followed the meet
ing "and cake and chocolate wer«
served.
WATER DEPT.
APPOINTMENTS
It Ib a current report thai Thomas
Grieve will be the new member of
the water board to succeed Thomas
J. Clark, whose term expiree this
year. Mi. Grieve is at present a
member of the 'Board of Health aud
hes another yeaf to serve before his
term expires. Me Is chief engineer
of the Raritan Copper Works andf!
as the water board has purchased a
new 12,000,000 gallon high duty
pump for the Runyon station, his
knowledge might prove valuable to
the board next year when the pump
Is erected.
When Alderinan-at-Large Voor
hees was asked who the new mem
ber of the water board would be
he eald that the matter was not set
tled. Mr. Grieve said today that he
had heard the rumor In connection
with himself .but. that none of the I
aldermen had spoken to him about
the appointment.
The new member will In all
probability be appointed by the
Hoard of Aldermen at their regular
Meeting on January 3, so .that he
nay attend the first regular meet
ng of the water board oft January
>. As the Board of 4Jdenuen has
ι democratic majority, the ap
pointee will be a democrat, which
will give them a majority Id the
water board. Mr. Clark, the retir
ing president, In a republican but
the board will undoubtedly re-or
çahlxe on January 5 and elect eith
er Charles D. Snedeker or Kdwln G.
Fraser, the present democratic mem·
>ern, president.
With the democrats In control,
they would have power to appolpt
democratic employee in place of the
republicans now serving, with the
exception of Superintendent A. H.
Crowell, who was appointed a year
ago for a three-year term. John
N. St. John, the assistant, superln- «
tendent, It is reported may be evic
ceeded by George Hardi.man, who
was assistant superintendent prior
to Mr. St. John.
TROLLEY CAR
VICTIM SUES
Joseph Slobodleu, senior member
of tbe firm of J. Slobodleu & Hroth
er, has engaged Joseph E. Strieker
to start suit against the Public Ser
vice Railway Company for injuries
which be sustained last Sunday
night when he fell while alighting
from a moving trolley car. Mr.
globodinn Is laid up at Ills home.
He haH Injuries about the head, his
right nrm is badly bruised and he is
Buffering from contusions on the
right side of the body.
At the time Mr. Slobodien was
Injured, a Polish woman, with a
baby In her arms, also fell, but,
owing to the ready assistance of by
standers, neither she nor the child
was Injured to any grout extent.
The woman was slightly bruised.
Bho clung to the Infant and guarded
It against striking the pavement.
The arcldent Is alleged by the
plaintiff in the suit to have been due
to the carelessness of the conduc
tor. It occurred «bout 8:30 o'clock
Sunday night while the car was
bound uorthward on State street.
At Hall avenue a number Cf pas
senger» ollghtert and among the last
weie Mr. Slobodlen, the Polish
woman and her child. It is asserted
the conductor stood on the rear
platform and closed the doors with
une hand and with the other sig
nalled to the motonuan to proceed.
The last passengers to alight had
not done so before the car started
and they were sent sprawling on the
brick pavement. Dr. Melnaer Is at
tending Mr. Slobodlen.
THE TALK OF THE TOWH ....
Whipping Cream at Seaman's for 50c Qt.
Cftr li;m Safety Razors $1 to $5
rOl RllllHFountain Pens 2.50 to $6
Cap IIob· Perfumes 25c to $3
Γ0Ι R8S "" All Fresh Stocks.
The best of all—Our New Lilly of The Valley.
Seaman, Pharmacist
00 Smith Street 378 State Street
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