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and colder tonight. Clearing and colder tomorrow. PERTH AMBOV EVENING NEWS. Last Edition TVVKLVE I'AGES. TEN CENTS A WEEK. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1913. TWO CENTS A COPY MORE VESSELS COMING HERE SHOWINC NECESSITY OF HAVINC, DEEPER CHANNELS FOR PORT Barber Asphalt Company Increasing: Docking Facilities and Schwab Sh'ps May Desire to Enter. GROWTH OF CUSTOM RECEIPTS Every day the necessity of improved harbor facilities here is made more apparent. Deeper waterways both through Staten Island sound and up the bay from Sandy Hook must be had if Perth Amboy and other cities in this locality are to con tinue to progress, and if business that desires to come here is to be accommodated. With the twenty-five foot channel pro ject through Staten Island sound, now before congress, there is every reason to believe that the necessary appropriation for that work will be authorized. But even after the bill passes the House, it must run the gauntlet of the Senate. It is therefore necessary to keep continually after the project until it is ac complished. A tew days ago there was published m these columns the announcement that the Barber Asphalt Paving Company plans the construction of more docks at its enormous plant along the sound in the Maurer section of the city. The Barber con cern is one of the largest industries in this section. Its growth has been enormous during the past few years. It keeps a fleet of steamships busy bringing the crude asphalt from Trinidad and Venezuela. It is stated that this plant is greatly handi capped because of the inability to get vessels of greater draft into tbis port. The deeper channel will mean a great deal for this concern alone, and that means a great deal for Perth Amboy. Closely following the announcement of the improvements at the Barber plant comes the statement by Charles M. Schwab that he proposes to run a line of steamers from Chile to this country carrying iron ore for his Bethlehem Steel Works. This enormous steel plant is located along the Lehigh Valley railroad and all the ore brought here from South America and used at Bethlehem must be transferred from steamer to rail. It has not been announced at what port these steamers oxpeft to dock, but.as this is the main shipping port for the Lehigh Valley railroadi, it would seem that the logical place for these steamers is at Perth Amboy. It is more than likely they will come here, provided the vessels can get into the harbor. Here, then, comes the necessity of deeper channels and improved facilities. Perth Amboy should not lose com merce that desires to come here because the boats cannot be accommodated. As soon as these large vessels begin calling at this port, we have been assured that the Perth Amboy Dry Dock Company, as already stated in the interview of W. Parker Kunyon, presi dent of that concern, will build dry docks where they can be hauled out and repaired. This will greatly increase the size of this important industry and add to our growing population of skilled mechanics. It is readily seen, therefore, what an important bearing the deeper waterways have on the future prosperity of this city. But the more vessels that put in at Perth Amboy from for eign ports the greater becomes the importance of this place as a port of entry. This ranks Perth Amboy -with the leading coast cities of the nation and adds to its prestige with the government. "According to the official statement of the United States Treasury Department," said W. W. Oliver, deputy collector of the port of Perth Amboy, to the EVENING NEWS recently, "Perth Amboy now ranks thirteenth in amount of customs du ties collected among the seaport cities of the country. It stands seventh among the Atlantic seaboard cities, and ninth, taking in New Orleans and Galveston on the Gulf, both of which rank higher. "On the Pacific coast only San Francisco, Los Angeles, Marquette (Oregon) and Port Townsend (Washington) lead this port in receipts. The Atlantic coast ports ahead of Perth Amboy are Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Jacksonville, Fla., and two of these are prac tically of the same rank." The fiscal year of the Treasury Department ends with the 30th day of June, and the subjoined figures furnished by Mr Oliver are fiscal year totals. The amount of customs duties collected for the past eleven years at the port of Perth Amboy follow: 1902 $47,419.10 1903 61,353.78 1904 115,648.55 1905 126,356.92 1906 92,078.98 1907 91,128.26 1908 151,896.64 1909 170,198.66 1910 346,062.92 1911 492,567.85 1912 538,818.75 With the exception of the two "panic years" the increase in receipts is impressive. They show what Perth Amboy's waterways are doing for the city. "A twenty-five-foot channel will work still greater won ders," said Mr. Oliver in closing his interview. "This port is entitled to it and shonld fight until it is secured." Let jout Bewicg Machine be a New-Home-Guaranteed'for-Life Hide nearly 50 yeiura. Bold la Per Lb Ajaboy for tin 10 yean by A. JENSEN 336 STATE ST. oub men roB bingb* dbop bead, «so.oo QDARANTKKD REPAIRING aid 8UPPLIE& H. E. HALL 13 ENGAGED FOR TRADE_BOARD Expert Booster Arrives To day--Will Keep Up Interest in Campaign Work. OPEN HEADQUARTERS TO DIRECT HIS OPERATIONS General Meeting for Organ ization of Body Will be Held Next Tuesday Night. With the most active part of the campaign at an end the membership of the new Board of Trade is still soaring. It Is now about 260 and it Is predicted the rolls will show the names of more than 350 men within the next ten days. The boosting work is to be furthered by H. E. Hall, "of New York City. He is a former newspaper man and expert In this kind of a project, It is claimed. Mr. Hall was sent here by the Town De velopment Company at the request of the citizens' committee and the officers of tho board. He arrived in the city this morning and is spending the day looking over the situation and meeting somo of the business men. Immediate steps will be taken to establish headquarters for him, from which he will direct live wires to keep Board of Trade work on the move. rne constitution ana ny-iaw com mittee, composed of William J. Trainer, Albert Leon, Wilbur (1. Miller, Forrest L. Smith and John C. Donehue, met at 1 o'clock this after noon in Trainer's College. After viewing copies of constitutions and by-laws they decided on a form to be offered for adoption at the organiza tion meeting of the Board of Trade to be held In the council chamber at 8 o'clock on Tuesday night. A copy of a constitution and by-laws sub mitted by V. C. Chase, of the Town Development Company, received much attention from the committee, it having been proclaimed one of the best forms for such an organization. Members of the committee consider ed the various ideas and then framed a form which they thought was best suited for the Perth Amboy Board of Trade. The force of boosting campaigners, headed by Mr. Chase, who have been here the past week, left for another field at noon today. Mr. Hall was left In charge of the campaign head quarters. Before leaving, Mr. Chase said in an Interview that the campaign here was truly one of the greatest and most remarkable he had ever exper ienced in his career as an expert booster. He said there was every positive assurance that the member ship would increase 100 within the next ten days. Considering that about one-hftif of the residents are not English-speaking people In this city, he declared the success of the project was phenominal. He felt positive the special committee, of which Mayor Garretson is chairman, will show some wonderful results in membership work, as heads of in dustries were enthusiastic about the organization. The new board will be definitely organized Tuesday night. All the members secured within the past week will assemble to adopt a con stitution and by-laws and choose officers. Efforts will be made to keep up the booming spirit with which members have become inbued and no pains will be spared in boost ing the organization and the city. As a means of making the board n,ew in every phase, it has been sug gested that none of the members holding office In the old board be elected to any position in the new organization. 8TABBER8 ARE HEAVILY- FINED Two of the four men arrested yes terday morning for participation in a stabbing affray at State and Com merce streets, were each fined $50 this morning and the others were discharged. George Romon and Steve Romon, rothers, of 97 Broad Btreet, were fined because it was de clared they were the aggressors in the fight. Steve Romon may lose his right ear. His brother was not hurt. George Gurenkock, who is in the hospital with his right arm badly cut, and John Slmko, who was cut on the head and about the right eye, conveyed In a hack from the city hospital to police headquarters for arraignment. Boy Broke Window. Samson Paso accused of breaking a window In the saloon of 9ylvcster Wallcky at 283 Hall avenue was lec tured and sent home by Patrolman Andrew Jensen yesterday. The sa loonkeeper did not want to make a charge against the lad. The Stndebaekers are here. 8ee them at our show rooms. Frank VanSyckle Garage, 160 New Brunswick Ave. 14557-1-18-lt* Daughters of Frank J. Gould Will be Miss Helen Gould's Only Attendants at Wedding *M' - POEOTHY w ntLbN UJHID Now York, Jan. 18.—Arrange ments for the wedding of Miss Hel en Miller Gould and Klnley J. Shep ar<l at Lyndhurst, Miss Gould's country home near Tarrytown, next Wednesday have been about com pleted. Miss Gould will have only two bridal attendants. These will be her yonng nieces, Helen and Dor othy (lould, daughters of her broth er, Frank J. Gould. Mr. Shepard's best man will be his brother, Louis ■T. Shepard, There will be no ush ers. The ceremony will be perform ed by the Rev. Dr. Russell of Ir vingtou. Only a few intimate friends have been invited besides relatives of the contracting parties. SHOOTING AT CHURCH FAIR Hightstown Colored Baptists End Event in a Panic. I Special by Unitid Pr*/ta \ ir«. Hightstown, Jan. 18.—At the close of a church fair held in the Colored Baptist church here, shortly before midnight, Moses Taylor shot and killed Obadiah Miner, in an ef fort to kill Charles Warmsley. The shooting took placa while cakes were being auctioned. All three men were bidding on a fruit cake when Taylor and Warms ley began to quarrel. Taylor drew a revolcer and fired at Warmsley, the bullet entering Miner's bain. Taylor fled, but returned a few min utes later and attempted to re enter the building to reach Warms ley, but was prevented by the doors being barred by the panic stricken occupants of the church. Taylor es caped and Marshal Lawrence Clark and a posse are now In pursuit. The crime is said to have been caused by jealousy between Taylor and Warmsley over a woman and there has been much feeling be tween the two men for a long time. NEW 24 INCH MAIN IN USE Water pressure will be boosted to day by means of the new twenty four-inch main under Raritan river, which will be put into service. In the past the city has received its sup ply of water from the Runyon pump ing station through a twenty-four inch main and an old eighteen-inch line. It is the Intention of the water commis^gmera to use the two twen ty-four-inch lines and abandon the smaller main, which has been in ser vice since the Runyon plant was first established. Chocolate colored water was sup plied yesterday. The reason was de clared to be unknown at the water department office. It was said it might be caused by an extraordinary draught. The indicator on the water pressure register at city hall was pulsating for a time yesterday, as to indicate there was a very heavy draught on the supply. DIVER SEARCHING FOR BODY OF AINSWORTH The professional diver mentioned In the EVENING NEWS yesterday, who has ben employed by the Perth Arnboy Dry Dock Company and its employes to search the waters around the docks for the body of Charles Alnsworth, supposedly drowned, started into the water about 2:30 o'clock this afternoon on his search. The 8tudebackcrB are hero. See them at our show rooms. Frank VanSyekle Garage, 160 New Urunswiek Ave. 14557 1 18-lt" Learn Shorthand at Trainer's. 142i;9-l-lQ-tf * GOP SHOCKED AT CALL BOX Close Call With Beath 13,003 Volts Overhead. Dampness last night caused police call box No. 45 at New Brunswick avenue and Convery Place to be charged with electricity from an overhead wire carrying 13,000 volts. Patrolman John J. Reager was shocked as he attempted to send in a call and experienced a narrow es cape from probably serious injury. As a result, City Electrician Jay B. Franke began outlining a plan this morning to remove all boxes from poles carrying the heavily charged lines, as a precaution for the safety of policement. and pedestrians. Public Service lines extending along New Brunswick avenue carry a heavy charge of electricity between this city and the power house at Metuchen. As the voltage, esti mated at 13,000, is adjudged ex tremely dangerous in such instances as occurred last night, the city elec trician will remove the call boxes from poles supporting the wires to others in side streets extending from New Brunswick avenue southward. HORSE OF GOP IN WILD DASH Mounted Patrolman William T. Hartmaun, who risked his life yes terday to stop a runaway horse driven by Max Gihian, had a narrow escape from death this noon when the city's horse on which he was riding ran away on Hall and Amboy avenues. As the officer was giving chase to a horse of Garfield Engine Company, which ran loote with a halter attached, h x own steed took the bit between 6 teeth and would not stop. It ra'i "vild with the officer on its back, down Hall avenue from Amboy avenue, through Lawrence and Johnstone streets. The Are department horse turned into Barclay street, and his steed car ried him down Amboy avenue. As he reached the Lehigh Valley cross ing the gates were down. He feared being pitched in front, of an ap proaching train. With great presence of mind he gave a mighty pull on one rein and managed to swing the horse so as to cause it to go in a circle until it stopped. The Garfield horse kicked him severely on the right knee. The police horse is under the care of a veterinarian for bruises about the legs. Free With Next Sunday's World— First part of beautiful baby Art Cal endar, to be issued in four parts, one each week. 14540-1-18-lt* Learn BhortbauG at Trainer's. 1432U-l-10-tf " The Stndebackers ire nero. Sep them at our show rooms. Frank VanSyckle Garage, ICO New Brunswick Ave. 14557-1 18-lt* — The Studebackers are here. See them at our show rooms. Frank VanSyckle Garage, 100 New Brumwick Ave. 14557-1-18-lt* 2 SOUTH AMBOY MEN ARRESTED ON CHARGE OE HIGHWAY ROBBERY WANT WOMEN KEPT OUT OF THE SALOONS Liquor Dealers Discuss Ex cise Problems at Meeting — Make Business Clean. OBJECT TO WAY SOME FOREIGNERS RUN PLACES Officers Are Installed by State President Banquet Follows Business Meeting The officers elected at the Decem ber meeting of the Perth Amboy Liquor Dealers' Association, were in stalled yesterday afternoon at Washington hall by Btate officers. The members of the association dur ing the meeting discussed the new excise board, and the concensus of opinion was that they were in har mony with that body in desiring clean, sanitary saloons and a limi ted number in Perth Amboy. They also desire the exclusion of women from their places. It was said that a number of foreigners in the liquor business did not seem to view the situation in that manner, though the organiatlon as a whole advocates such measures. oiaie rresiaenr, .ionn vveicKert. installed tlio following officers: It. A. Builis, president; William Kuehne, vice president; Erall Bohn sack, financial secretary; J. P. Ernst, recording secretary; William Miller, treasurer; Patrick Rocks, sergeant-atarms; David Wolgemuth inner guard, and William Quigley, member of the State Executive Board. This is the third term that R. A. llullis has been elected to servo the organization in that ca pacity. A iter a buslnes session, the asso ciation adjourned to banquet. President Bullis performed the functions of toast master. The following state officers were present: President, John Welckert, of Orange; First Vice President Abrams, of Jersey City, and Finan cial Secretary John C. Weiter, of Jersey City. The following members were ac cepted by the organization: Frank Rtas, John Danits, Samuel Weuig. There are now ninety members in the association. waisTmakers SETTLE STRIKE Special hu United Pr*ms IVir», New York, Jan. 18: —One division of the garment strike was settled amicably today when the manufac turers and employes committee of the waist and dress makers came to an agreement, under which 25,000 workers will return to the shopR Monday. The strikers were granted their demands for general increase in wages on a sliding scale. Better hours and fire protection. The man ufacturers in the association that agreed to these terms control about seventy-five per cent, of the waist and dress makers shops affected by the strike. The remaining shops were operated by independent man ufacturers. Their employes will re main on strike until they agree to the same terms accepted by the asso ciation. MORE PAY IN STREET DEPT. The pay of men employed In tho street department is to be Increased from $1.75 to $1.85 per day. The subject was taken up by the alder men at their committee meeting last night, us the result of a request made by drivers In the street de partment for an increase to $2 a day. Rather than increase the pay ] of the drivers only, the city fathers settled on the maximum scale which they could pay all the street work ers. CJot Two Month* in Jail. Mike Swak, forty-nine years old, of 188 Broad street, was sent to the county jail today for two months. He was arrested by Patrolman Qulnn j last night on a charge of beating hit I wife and being drunk. The HtudebtU'kers arc licrc. Kec then at our show roomy. Krank VanSyekk Garage, 160 New Bruuswiek Ave. 145.1^-1 -18-11 ~ The Studebockers are here. Bee then: at our show rooms. 1'rauk VanHvt'klt Oarage, H50 Mew Brunswick Ave. 14557-M 8-It* OTTO DORNYAK Will reopen his watchmaker and jewelry store on Jan. 17th at 286 Smith St, all kinds of repairing neatly done. Deny Attack on Peter Sanders in Smith Street. WITNESS FOUND Two South Amboy men accused ot holding up Peter Sanders, of Me j chanicsville, and taking his watch, a wedding ring and about $10, are in jail. Chief ot Police Patrick J. Burke made good his boast to have them in time for arraignment at 7 o'clock last night. They were placed under $300 bonds each to await the action of the grand jury on a charge of highway robbery. The men, George Jerome, thirty-three years old, and Patrick Keating, twenty seven years old, denied the charge. While Sanders was being dragged from the sidewalk into the doorway of Slobodien's shoe store at 143 Smith street, probably drugged ac cording to his own testimony, and robbed, Patrolmen Calvin and Koz 1 usko stood together conversing abojt 200 feet away, according to an eya witness. The latter found them at Smith and State streets, about hall a block from the scene of the holdup. Sanders said he came from hie home near South Amboy to this city Thursday night. He purchased a new wedding ring here and after wards had a number of drinks in the Ernst House. When asked by the chief of police if he had not been very drunk, he admitted he had been somewnat unaer me lnnuence 01 liquor, but claimed he had his seusea. He stated the holdup men probably drugged him, for he was but partial ly conscious after the deed and waa ill yesterday. (Jus Perdeckos, a waiter in the Plaza restaurant, was on his way home about 2:30 A. M. and thus be came an eye witness to the robbery. On his testimony Jerome nad Keat ing were held. The alleged victim could not positively identify them as the guilty persons. He said tie knew them and believed they followed him from the Ernst House to the scene of the holdup. He was hit or1 the head, knocked down and dragged"" doorway, lie claimed. Perdeckos saw the men run to .Market street. It was afterwards learned they ran I westward on Market street and caught a freight train bound for South Amboy. I Perdeckos ran to Smith and State streets and notified the patrolmen. When they reached the scene of the robbery Sanders was standing up, somewhat dazed, and going through his pockets as though in search of something. He said he had been held up and robbed. The officers started in pursuit and worked all night on the case with little result. Chief of Police Burke and his de tectives became busy on the case yes terday. After getting into communi cation with Chief of Police McDonald, of South Amboy, Detective Sergeant Huff nabbed the men In South Am boy. They were locked up shortly before 7 o'clock last night and were given a hearing this morning. Jerome was taken from a tugboat on which he worked as a deckhand. Keallng Is a former saloonkeeper of South Amboy, according to the police PASTOR TRIES TO KILL SELF Essex Minister Slashed Wrist in Hotel. Spcclal bu tJniti /'r^ss Wire. New York, Jan. 18.—- Rev. Rich aril W. K. Merington, fifty-three years old, of 103 Roseland avenue, Essex Kails, N. J. Is in Believue a prisoner charged with having at tempted suicide. He was taken to the hospital from the Hotel Athens, 30 East 42nd stret, after he had slashed his wrist with a razor. It was stated at the hospital that he would recover. The relations between the clergy man and his congregation have not been harmonlus for some time. Re cently he was asked by several of the leaders of his flock to resign. Yesterday word was sent out from Essex Falls that he had disappeared. He had come to this city and then attempted suicide. The Rtudebackers are here. See them at our show rooms. Frank VanSyckle Oarage, 160 New Bniuswick Ave. 14557-1-lS-lt* Learn to write at Trainer's. 14329-1-10 tf* Don't Forget! The Ball to be given tonighl at Washington ha I, under the I auspices of I McCLELLAN ENGINE Co. TAXICAB SERVICE Day or Night TELEPHONE 40. JOHNSON & JENSEN 174 New Brunswick Ave.