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Boost: for the Twenty-Five Foot Channel Through Staten Island Sound.
Perth amboy Evening news. - — WEATHER: Fair and rolfler tonight. Sun day unsettled. TWELVE PAGES. TEN CENTS A WEEK. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1913. TWO CENTS \ COPY PROMINENT CITIZENS AND HEADS OF INDOSTRIES " URGING CONGRESS TO GRANT DEEPER WATERWAYS Congressman Scully Is Enthusiastic in Cause and Believes Congress fill Act Favorably in the Matter. MAKE PERTH AMBOY GREAT PORT Think Thirty Foot Channel Will Soon be a Reality Once Appropriation is Made for Twenty - Five Foot. With the recommendation of the government engineers that a twenty-five foot channel be dug through Staten Island sound the opportunity is offered this section of the country to bring about a development, the result of which cannot be es timated at this time. Perth Amboy, along with Port Reading, Roosevelt, Rahwav, Elizabeth and Bayonne, as well as Staten Island is vitally interested. The entire shore line between this city and Elizabeth will soon teem with industry and com merce, bringing millions of dollars in investments to this vicinity, if congress acts favorably on the recommendation of the engineers. Realizing the great importance of this matter, the EVEN ING NEWS has secured a series of interviews with prominent men interested in waterway projects. What these men have to say is of vital concern to every reader of the NEWS. By united effort on the part of the people in urging upon congress the importance of acting favorably 011 the recommendation "for a twenty-five foot channel, it is probable that this matter can be put through and work will be commenced without further delay. To the Staten Island Sound Deep Waterways Association is due much of the credit for bringing the twenty-five, foot channel project forward to its present promising status, and particular credit is due to Secretary James N. Stout and the comparatively few who have loyalty supported him in hi.s intelligent, indefatigable work. The association has secured the recommendation of the Board of Engineers of the War Department for a thirty-foot channel through Staten Island sound and across Raritan bay—a $19,000,000 project. For' the present, however, Secretary of War Stimpson feels that all he should do is to indorse a twenty-five foot channel, leaving to the future the thirty-foot project. But this is a great step forward, and will help wonder fully. After the twenty-five foot channel is under way, the additional five feet may be comparatively easily secured as the need for it is demonstrated by traffic created by new conditions. If congress favors this twenty-five foot channel, we shall have it in four years or less. If we choose to await an ap propriation for a thirty-foot channel, we may have to wait a dozen years or more. It is for that reason, therefore, that a united effort is urged for the proposed twenty-five foot channel. The man who is, perhaps, in the most influential position toward furthering the project is Congressman Thomas J. Scully, a waterway enthusiast himself, and who has already demonstrated his ability for getting improvements along this line. What Mr. Scully has to say on the subject, therefore, is of particular importance. The congressman was seen by a NEWS reporter at his home in South Amboy during thr holiday recess of congress. When the reporter's mission was made known, he became enthusiastic at once. "I hope to get the twenty-five foot Staten Island Sound channel proposition through Congress this session," was the optomistic manner in which he started off. "Perth Amboy (Continued on page 9.) LATEST by WIRE! "AMERIKA" AGROUND' Special by United Press Wirt. New York, Jan. 4:—The big Hamburg-American liner Amerika, out ward bound for Hamburg, went ashore oil the upper bay of Tompkinsville early today. The liner took the bottom in soft sand and was in no particu lar danger. The officials hurried tugs down to her and It was stated she would be floated quickly and certainly at the next high tide. The Amerika sailed frQjn ber Hoboken pier at 8 o'clock. Owing to the high wind and peculiar current she was forced to proceed very slowly and was running at a greatly reduced speed when her bow hit the sand. The captain imme diately reporter it by wireless to the line officials, coupled with the state ment that there was no danger to the hull. Let four Sewing Machine be a New-Home-Guaranteed-for-Life Made Dearly 50 years. Sold in Perth Am boy for over 10 years by A. JENSEN 336 STATE ST. OUB PB10B FOB HINOBB D&OF HEAD, 126.00 OUABANTEED BEPAIBINO and SUPPLIES. CONGRESSMAN THOMAS J. SCULLY WHAT DEVELOPMENT OF STATEN ISLAND SOUND MEANSTOTHISVIGINITY Showing that Perth Amboy is not alone in the desire for a deeper chair nel through Staten Island sound and that other places are alive to the advantages to be derived, the follow ing signed article written by C. H. K. Halsey, president of the Elizabeth Board of Trade is timely, setting forth the way in which the project is viewed In that city: EDITOR EVENING NEWS: In common with the other cities of northern New Jersey, Elizabeth's future development will be wholly in dustrial. This will come both by the natural growth of the industries we have, and because we shall, through our natural advantages, attract other industries to us. It is far bet ter for a community to improve man ufacturing conditions so that the manufacturing industries already at hand will develop rapidly, than that time and money be expended in at tracting new Industries which will, because of natural disadvantages, reach only a certain limited growth. The cost of transportation is of the utmost importance to the manu facturer. The modern successful manufacturer—and that is the kind that every community desires— counts his nickelB carefully. The lighterage toll, both on raw materials and the finished product, is a heavy burden to the manufacturer In Elizabeth. The^e is no available record to show how great the toll is, but it amounts up in the course of a year to many thousands of dol lars. This heavy annual burden is a serious handicap to the develop ment of our manufacturers and hence to the growth of northern New Jer sey as an Industrial center. For full and complete development of the manufacturing Industries we have, it Is essential that the channel in Staten Island Sound be deepened and wid ened so thai vessels of large burden can navigate the entire length of the sound carrying, for our manufactur ers, freight direct to and from rail road terminals of New York, thus avoiding the heavy toll of lighterage which they are now obliged to pay on every ton of their freight. In Elizabeth over twentyseven millions of dollars are invested in manufac turing enterprises. Upon prosperity and growth of our manufacturing in dust. ,t's depend the future growth and prosperity of Elizabeth. It Is essential that our manufacturers be unhampered by transportation dif ficulties in attaining that growth to which they are entitled by their en ergy, intelligence and industry. They can be relieved of many of their bur dens by ihe projected improvement of the Sound. Manufacturers are being crowded from New York city. New manufac turing enterprises are constantly seeking locations. The competition among cities for the location of man ufacturing industries is keen. The day for bonuses of any character— free land, free taxes, free buldings —is past. Still there are communi ties which constantly offer such at tractions, and many good manufactur ers are willing to accept a bonus in (Continued on page 9.) 24 LIVES LOST WHEN STEAMERS CRASH IN CALE ON CHESAPEAKE Special by ^mted P- efts Wfr#. Baltimore, Jan. 4:—Many mem bers of the crew of the steamer Julia Luckenbach, from Port Tampa for Baltimore, were drowned when the steamer was rammed in Chesapeake Bay, off Tangier Island, early yester day morning during the gale. Seven sailors and the first mate, Frank Hunt, were rescued. Captain Gilbert, of the Lucken bach, and his wife are among the victims. The steamer was one of the oldest plying coast harbors and has been in difficulties several times be fore. The crash came early in the Now la your chance (or Drawing at Trainer's. Call this evening. 14176-1-4 2t fp morning when the Luckenbach was passing into the bay and almost directly off the Tangier Island gas buoy light. The Indrakulka was outward bound, having left Balti more Thursday. No details of the smash are possible until she reaches here, but it is believed that the In drakulka was forced out of her course by the gale and swung across and into the incoming steamer. The revenue cutter Apache has gone to tha assistance. Captain Gilbert, of the ill-fated steamer, lived in Ras burg, where his four children now are. Continued on page 2.) 1 Now Is your chance for Drawing at Trainer-*. Call this evening. MAYOR BRINGS OUT REASONS FOR DISMISSAL OF HOSPITAL NURSES GREAT DAMAGE DONE BY GALE IN THIS SECTION Chimneys Blown Ovir tnd Wagons Capsizsd in This City-Limbs Down. SIGNS AND WIRES SUFFER Perth Amboy escaped lightly from the terrific gale which swept up the coast yesterday afternoon, leavliiK death and destruction In Its wake. Other points In Middlesex as well as this city, do not include a death In the list of damages incurred by tht powerful wind which was accompan ied for a 6hort while by a moist snowfall. The wind caused one ot the gates at the L. V. R. R. crossing in New Brunswick avenue to fall and strike a pedestrian. He was so severely cut and bruised as to ne- | cessitate medical aid. In State street a passerby was struck by fall ing wood and besides several cuts on his left hand had his coat ripped. Two wagons were blown over, win- j dows were broken; trees were up-j rooted; signs were blown away; cor nice work on buildinga destroyed; lii-hts were put out; awnings demol ished; chimneys were lorn down ana j the falling bricks scattered over (he sidewalks, trolley, electric light, j telephone and telegraph poles were ! !vjo.''-«iV'" rJ tlreir bases; l.ipts vvpr*? : forced aground; landings were loos ened and broken-and things of every j description which did not have strong enough support were blown [ away from their original positions, j Along the snore mountain like I waves dashed madly in and scat tered into hissing spray. The home of Mrs. Emma Compton, of 119 Wa ter street, was touched by the spray. Trolley service was impeded bo that for the greater part of the af ternoon a trip across the county bridge took one hour. Superinten dent Chamberlain, of the Public Ser vice, stated that the company wa# lucky in yesterday's storm by escap ing with the small damages of de | layed traffic, several broken wires in Buekinham avenue and unloosened poles. The S. I. R. T. Co. boats running between this city and Totten only made train connections yester day. While walking east and along the northerly side of New Brunswick avenue yesterday afternoon, John Bohacs, of 629 Pacific avenue, was hit on the head by a falling gate at the Lehigh Valley crossing. He sus (continued on page 4) NOTICE TO MAGAZINE READERS. You can save 5 to 15 per cent, on your magazine subscription. Single copies or club rate, by ordering the.m direct from The Keyport Magazine Subscription Agency, P. O. Box 11, Keyport, N. J. Send postal for in formation. 14025-12-30-31-1-4* NOTICE. j Borak Bros., 2G9 Smith St., are sell j ing today Legs of Canada Mutton at j 11 Vl>c, Fresh Shoulders at 13>/4c, and Fresh Hams at 16%c. Prices quoted on the above in yesterday's issue of this paper were incorrect. Now is your chance for Drawing at Trainer's. Call this evening. Start tac Ntw Year Right Have Your Books Opened and Audited by the MIDDLESEX AUDIT CC. Systems started, Books opened, closed, Balanced Public Stenography,, etc. Room 2 l<i8 Smith Street PERTII AMJiOY. N. J. New York and Other Cities Hit by Worst Storm in Yeari. SHIPPING SUFFERS MUCH New York, Jan. 4.—The Brut gale of the new year, which came thundering up the coast from Norfolk, Va., accom panied by squalls of sticky snow that was half rain, left death mid Injury In its trail, a* well as heaps of wreck age on land and sea hereabouts. The storms path exteuded to Hartford, Conn. The blow was central over northern Vermont. New York city, which appeared to lie in the very "strand of the hurri cane," suffered from many disasters and minor accidents, while lu I'liila delpliia a dozen men were Injured when a three story building, in which fifty persons were employed, was torn down by the terrific force of the hurrl cane. Not In a score of years liac! such a tempestuous scene been witnessed at the Battery and about New York as when the tugboat William Cieary lost control of a string of four heavily laden foal barges av pile rounded (lie Battery, driven before the hurricane, and one of the barges, the ,1. J. McCul lom, was dashed on the rocks off the temporary barge office and suuk fifty feet from the Battery wall. Blown off a scaffold In Jamaica. Rob ert Walker, a painter, was killed In the gale, while two children were seri ously lujured in Brooklyn. High winds blew a plank off a roof at Gates and Throop avenues, Injuring two year-old Arthur Doushy of 404 Qulncy street. Eleven-year-old Minnie Gottfried of 1331 Forty-sixth street, Brooklyn, was hurt at the name time from a flag pole blown from a building Into the street. Groat Wavea at Battary. Tremendous waves, driven before the southwest wind, pounded upon the Battery wall, sent clouds of spray Hy ing twenty-five feet Into the nlr aliove the wall and swept over the park for « distance of 150 feet Inland. The whole sea front of Battery park was uninhabitable, although crowds gather ed In and about the open spaces to watch the thrilling spectacle. Unmanageable, the big New York. New Haven and Hartford railroad tug boat No. H was hurled against the pll lng at the wireless station at the Hat tcry and almost sank. She seemed to be partly full of water, and her crew took refuge on the upper deck wearing life preservers. One man Jumped to the piling and crawled ashore, fearing the tugboat was about to sink. She had a big list to port, lint her pumps were working to clear her hold of water. The revenue cutter Manhat tan went to her assistance, and half a dozen tugs responded to her whistles. They managed to keep her from [Kuinrt lng to pieces against the piling, but she was in great danger. Unable to make headway in the gale, the tugboat Golden Age. towing a lum ber barge, had to be towed to safely by the seagoing tug O. I., Holleuback. The barge went on the rocks on the north shore of Governors Island One man who had been on the lumber Ipdeu craft dived overboard, but was picked up by the Holleuback. Six Taken Off Tug. Six men were taken from the tug Leader by the crew of the municipal ferryboat Bronx half a mile from the St. George ferry slip. The captain of the tug and two of his men refused to leave the little vessel and were last sesn trying to make St George with out assistance. (Continued on page 2.) Questions Eoard of Governors at Mesline. MANY STORIES ♦ MAYOK GARRKTSON SAYS • * MSSENSION MUST STOP. • * "If I Bhould have to undergo • * an operation at the City Hospl- • * tal I would want to feel that • j * there were no dissensions there • ! * and that I was to be a patient * I * In an institution where the • ; * management and the employes • | * were in harmony. Under those • * conditions a patient could ex- • * pect proper treatment. If there • * is friction there It should be • * overcome, otherwise I would * * feel like recommending that the * * city withdraw financial support. • * This would reduce the income * * $3,000 this year."—Mayor • * Garretson. • Reasons of the Board of Managers for the recent dlsm;c">al of the head nurses at the City Hospital were di vulged at a regular meeting of the Board of Governors last night through the questioning of Mayor Ferd Garretson. F r^cr Superin tendent Mi°s Alice S Wr>od end her assistant. Miss Sirah E. Engvall, j were asked to resign because, of re peated violations of rules. President Southwell R Fairingion stated Misa Nell McAteer. who unt'I last Monday night was the ni^ht superintendent, was summarily dismissed 'Vv "At ■Superintendent Miss P.essie Blair for saying uncomplimentary things about those in charge of the hospital, lie said Eight members of the gov erning board toge'hor with Mr. Gar retson as an ex-offlcio member were present at the meeting last night, which was held in the water depart ment headquarters of city hall. Th» greater part of the time was taken up with statements by Mr. Farring ton, Sidney RlddlestoriTcr and C. C. Baldwin concerning the dismissal of nurses. ueorge j. naney reported ror me ; Board of Managers that the nurses' home was practically In feadlness for opening. He stated it would prob ably be opened In the course of a. week of two. Upon recommendation of the presi dent the secretary w->s Instructed to send letters of thmk= for tile and a nas range supplied for the nurses' building. Thev will be j»ent to the Os'ergaard Tile Company, the Ar I chitectural T'ie R- Faience Company | and the Perth Ambov Has Light Co-' J A method to facilitate keen'ng of | reports and doln? the general clerv. | leal work for the b "i"»l. recom i mended by Sidney T?MHioqtorffer, | was adopted. It " ill Include new forms of checks, piv-^o'I. voucher®, hospital cards, e'e Miss Wood and 11 were ! asked to resign bereure 'hev had re peatedly left 'be hospital. a' t'mea Individually and Kn"ielimo< 'ocPther, j In violation of rules Mr Parr'ngton ! stated. Miss McAteer, h" declared, had been caught by Ac'ing Superin tendent Miss Blair talking for about half an hour over the telenhor." with Dr. Edward Han«on. Bo'h were de clared to have said uncomplimentary things about these in charge of tho hospital, particularly Mr. Hanson, the president s'a'ed. He said the night superintendent, had admitted to him that the foregoing statement was true. He stid the superinten dent had the power to dismiss a nurse. William D. Voorhees added j "subject to the apnrov.l of 'he man agers, which was given in this case." A report of the chsnreR given by President Farring'on brought out the question as to the reasons f-ora the city's chief ex^cuMve. Mr. Far »-!ng!on reror'ed t!'«t Miss Mary C. Sheppard bad found the task of ac ; ting as superintendent to be mors than she could nhysbaltv s'and and asked to be relieved, after a few I weeks of service. M'ss Alice S. Continued on pa^e 2 > Now is your c'<anct> for Drawing at Trainer's. Call this evening. Don't Throw Away Ycur Old Fealhers Bring th^m to <i«. We wi!' dye. clean anu willow thorn equal to new Satisfaction guaranteed. The French Millinery PERTH AJ'BOY. 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