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1 REYNOLDS BROS. Friday Bargains! Final Call! Parasols 4 Price Newest styles and oolors. Silk, cretonne and mercer ized coverings. . Prices: 49c, 75c, 99c, $1.49 and $1.99 Boys' Wash Suits 79c White with blue trim mings; also dark ohambrays with short or long sleeves; 98c regular A One Day Sale of Waists 79c , The 95c blouses; all new [ styles; voiles in stripes and figures and lace trimmed Styles. [ Waists that will go right back into stock for'J5c after tomorrow's sale. Babies' Soft Soled Ankle Ties, 59c Just tha right "last" for the "little tots." Comfortable, roomy, white or tan. u Pinal Glean-Up of J.j Women's y Shamrock Lawn Handkerchiefs at 3 for 25c Thousands have been Sold during the Clearanoe (Sale. A few hundred more to closo out at tlila sale price—3 for 28o. t [ - Women's Black , ' Hosiery 23c Famous "Burw son" brandi black only ι all sites ) durable, and light weight, Union Linen Huck Towels 19o These are çood serviceable towels with fast colored red borders, A great big towel, too I Boys' Straw Hats 25c This includes every hat in the store, regardless of price —some sold for 98o fors merly. ODDS AND ENDS OP Art Needlework at % Price À table full of stamped articles ; discontinued num bers; a trifle soiled; at hal| and less than half. Children's White Lisle Vests and Pants 19c Vests are high neok and short sleeves; white only; not all sizes. Muslin Under skirts 73c Speciully purchased at a big saving. Made of cambrio With wide flounces of em broidery aud lace. Always 98o. Chemise 46c Several good styles; laeo and embroidery trimmed. Perfectly made undergar ments. Would be a bargain at 79c. f\ EVERETT TRUE By CONDO Fill Out This Blank to Enlist I, the undersigned, desire to express my willingness to be come a member of α battery ο f heavy artillery. National Guard ot New Jersey, to be organized In Perth Amboy and vicinity, with station at Perth Amboy. It Is my understanding th at enlistment for this organisation will be fer the usual period of service In the National Guard of New Jersoy, 1. e., six years, three years with the colors, and three years In the reserve, except that under special Instructions of tho War Department, enlistments at this time will be for the period of the war, with discharge at the termination of that period If d« ■lred. Name Address Jk /tlH To Louis P. Booz, chalrmajr Recruiting onice, Perth A^boy Battery, ISO Smith street. Room 1< A well known business man In this city boys one of thi first copies of the NEWS printed each day for the Classified Ad. news. He is winning. GRIEVE GIVES HIS VIEWS ON CITY WATER PROPOSITION The following letter and article written by former Superintendent of the Water Department Thomas Grieve hag been received by the EVENING NEWS: EDITOR EVENING NEWS:— Noting in your paper tonight a pos sible departure In the methods em ployed by the Water Board, I enclose to you a thesis written by myself when an employe of this board, and bears no malice, since it was written several months before leaving the em ploy of this board. This is a plain statement of facts, that will be hard to refute, and which was repeatedly put up to the board to recognize, but unfortunately was passed upland the cry for more wells with the expendi ture of thousands of dollars was put In force, Ignoring the fundamental reasons for shortage of water. Should proper engineering be em ployed on the Runyon watershed, there should be no need of looking for more water sites, as there Is cer tainly plenty of water for the normal growth of this city for many years to [ come. The reservoir on this side of the river I have always favored. The plan herein advanced I am positive has sufficient merit to warrant the careful consideration of competent ! authority, before casting aside and ! adopting some other plan which would lead us Into the expenditure of a vast amount of money unnecessarily. Respectfully submitted, THOMAS GRIEVE. 88 Market Street. Thesis on methods of extracting wat er out of our ground storage at Run yon, N. J., with suggestions for bet terment By Thomas Grieve, superin tendent. As our system comprises a number of collecting lines with branches lead ing to wells over our area of about 620 acres. These collecting lines lead to α collecting well which being lower than the collecting lines operates as a sy phon to any water In our collecting lines. These collecting lines, however, has a branch which leads to the main forcing pump to the city distributing system. To Induce any water Into these con lectlng lines which are situated on the surface of the ground, it is necessary to produce a vacuum by an air pump, so that the water will flow from these wells Into the collecting Une, and from there taken care of by the syphon ef fect into the receiving well, and the pump. Should more water be receiv ed into collecting pipe than Is requir ed by the pump, the surplus is collect ed in the well. As now existing the speed and amount taken by the pump Is regulat ed by this surplus delivered to the re ceiving well, as If tills water is pump ed below the lift of the pump with α sufficient margin of safety left, say fourteen feet then 's danger of the pump losing suctlôrf which destroy· Its action at once due to air and brok en water entering the pump. It is readily seen that should any failure of producing a sufficient vacua by the air pump on the collecting Unes the water will not be Induced from the wells, and It will likewise be seen that we are as dependent on tho efficient operation of the air pump producing α vacua on the collecting lines, ω we are upon thé main pump del^Bing to the city mains. Is til θ air pump, zor me pruuuuyiuu vi this vacwiiy, Its maximum efficiency Is In the nearest wells, and whloh due to friction of pipe lines with necessary bends, eto., gets weaker and less ef ficient for this production of vacua the further It goes until Its effect dies out altogether. Although, the syphon system Is ft cheap and efficient way of collecting water from a ground storage supply its employment has its limitations. It Is very evident from long observa tion on the part of the writer that these limitations have been much over-reached, and that we have very low efficiency from our remote wells, and these which should be our best producers are now out of control, and of very little use, as the amount of water a well will (five up In our case, being that all wells are In the same strata, Is dependent upon the amount of vacua at the point of Junction with the collecting line. A.t the present time, wo know that a great many of our wells are non producers, this is caused to a very-great extent that they have become clogged by never being allowed to work and keep themselves free. Our method of procedure has been that wa have sunk the well, pumped It with our portable pump, and found on measurement that wo get fay 200 gallons per minute. We connect It to our collecting system which at this point has a very Indifferent vacuum, we And later that this well in Improduct ive and dead, whereas it would have upset natural law if it should been otherwise. This Is borne out by act ual condition. What occurred during the month of November, when there was a dearth of water in this city was Just this fact of the air pump producing a higher vacuum at wells nearest the power house, which pulled the water down below the screen of the well exposing the screen, and allowing for the en trance of air, which demoralized our total system as It dissipated the vac uum on all our linos. This discrep ancy showed up with alarming rapid ity. Some of these wells in this lo cation are reputed to be only about thirty-five feet deep, and with twenty feet of screen it will bo understood that the water as soon as It dropped fifteen feet In the ground this condi tion occurred. This condition was so Illusive and hard to appreciate, being that It was a new departure In looking for trouble, and which Is a serious problem to find. The discrepancy of tho production of water In the December month, was likewise duo to the failure of the air pump to produce α vacuum on our linos due to frozen pipes leading to the air pump. This was likewise hard to find, as the air lines arç.too extended and Intricate, and as pointed out. all lines lead to one common point, tnoro was no way of locating the trouble without consuming much valuable time. Being as stated that we are depend ing upon two factors for the produc tion of water the forco pump sending It to tho city, and the air removal system Inducing water to our collect ing lines. The ûrst case we can oontrol, both because we have spare units, and be sides It la readily understood why a pump should cease to operate. The second case, Is where our inher ent weakness lays as there is no way of determining whero tho failure 1» In the Intricate series of piping for this removal of air. It Is evident, that this condition will remain so long as the present system Is adhered to. The present number of wells should be pmple for our needs, If they should be provided with facilities to do so. The remedy Is, of courso, toj much changes that will extraq ' g^jjonsequently, Increase the,. reaches, and I believe, that any tance further than from two to three thousand feet from the pump Is bad practice, and then to make Individual sections with a separate air pump, so that the production of one particular area could be at onco seen, and steps for remedy be taken. This will give more water, and llkowlso obviate these dangers that li.ive occurred on their air system which It is Impossible to locate without delay. \s tho recommendation embodied for this section in my yearly report had been neglected, tho emergency Installation of gasoline engines at Deep Hun was probably tlje best that could be done under the circumstan ces, as the need for more water had be come serious, but these should not be a permanent affair, as their nature Is not to allow for positive dependabil ity. This whole section should be disso ciated from our other area, and a sep arate system with collecting well τ th Its necessary equipment be substituted. All our wells In this seotlon are now unproductive for the reasons given previously. To my mind this should bo our first consideration. On our other sections that suffer from lack of vacuum would bo a mat ter for discussion how to got the beet of this condition. The question of obviating frozen air Unes In low temperatures enters Into the problem of eliminating trouble every winter. As now existing the air lines carry quantities of entrained water out of tho collecting lines. This I believe could be curtailed by installing risers of ample capacity and of suf ficient height to overcome tho possibil ity of any degree of vacuum produced by tho air pump, to raise water high enough to enter the main air line, any moisture of condensation which re mains could be taken care of by air traps. To sum up the above statements of the condition of our water equipment, It becomes manifest that tho systam is very far wrong, and that the laying out of the engineering problems have been carried out much to tho detriment of getting any efficiency for money spent, and even then, thero will always be danger of water famine In this city ehould the conditions not be remedied. PARTY CONFERENCE AUG. 23, Republican State Committee to Meet at Sea Girt. Trenton, Aug. 10.—Taking advantage of the fnct that the party clans will be present at Sea Girt Thursday, Aug. 23, for Governor's day, Newton A. It. Bug. bee, chairman of the Republican state committee, has sent out a call for the committee to meet there at that time. Preliminary work for the fall cam palgn will bo talked over, and it is ex pected that numerous contests facing the party at the primary will be taken up. Mercer county residents will b€ among the guests of the governor Aug. 23, and the other counties which will be represented at that time will include Hunterdon, Morris, Bergen. Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR HANS J. WURGLER, 327 Elm St. Phone 1825 OTTARANTKBD WORKMANSHIP J. Α. ZBOYAN Ttkpboit MM High Grade Electrical Work. Church and Marine Work a Specialty. All Work Guaranteed. 765 State St Perth Amboy ROO F I Ν G WE FURNISH AND APPLY Slag Slate Asphalt Tile Roofing Asbestos Shingles Waterproofing Asphalt Shingles, Rubberoid and Ready Roofing For Sale Repairing in All Its Branches NEW JERSEY ROOFING CO. C. H, Wright, Proprietor 274 King Striet Perth Amboy Tel. 316 They LOOK Just Alike POOR TOOLS — and — GOOD TOOLS A Good Mechanic Won't Have Anything But The BEST Our Mechanics' Tools HAVE BEEN STANDARD FOR 49 YEARS W. H.KcSi 82 Smith 5treet To the Wage Earner: KEYPORT has not enough homes to take care of the people now working there. You all know this! These people will be working there for a long time to come. With conditions such as this, land values are always sure to go up. The owners of the property known as Van Deventer Park have decided to close up their holdings and dispose of their 78 RESIDENCE PLOTS which aver age in eke 50x160 and which are ready for immediate improvement. This is YOUR opportunity to BUY AT YOUR OWN PRICE and get the benefit of the growth which you can see for yourselves is taking place at KEYPORT. Attend this ABSOLUTE AUCTION SALE on NEXT SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th at 2:30 P. M. on the premises, rain or shine, under a mammoth tent. 70 PER CENT MAY REMAIN ON MORTGAGE ARTHUR S. VAN BUSKIRK, Esq., ATTORNEY KEYPORT, N. J. 31 Nassau Street Ν. Y. City Executive Offices Write For AUCTIONEER Booklet CROQUET SETS IPUCED J Men—Look Here! *3.50 Oxford Ties at *1.69 Only 600 Pairs—The Season's Final Clean-Up 1 < This footwear Is termed "Factory Rejects," and conies to us from a well known Eastern shoemaker. The defccts are imperceptible' but the price-saving is very noticeable. Popular leathers, popular styles—e.ery pair Good year welted. Sizes 6, 6yi, 7, 7yi and 8, in A to D widths only. .Li Women's $1.50 (ZCkn Sport Pumps at ^ Fine quality black canvas! rubber βοΐιβ and heels; Just right for vacation and seashore wear. All sizes up to 6, Boys' and Girls' $1.50 7Qr* Play Oxfords at 9 Ό Gold quality tan calfskin, Q-oodyear welted. Ideal knockabout footwear for youngsters. Blzes 6 to 10 only. Your dollar is worth more at Greenhut's. That is true at any time, but is especially so on OLD FASHIONED BARGAIN FRIDAY. In many Instances, two dollars will do the work of three dollars to-morrow. In some sections, even double duty, ALL SUMMER MERCHANDISE NOW MARKED AT FINAL PRICES We muet make space Immediately for tremendous stocks of Fall merchandise which are arriving hourly. Not only broken assortment^ and remnant·, but regular goods arc also offered at seiisntlonaUy low pricce, DURING AUQUBT THIS STORE 18 OPBN ONLY UNTIL 1 O'CLOCK SATURDAYS. set, regularly $3.00) sale 1.35 Other set] selling up to (10.60 have been reduced proportionately. Quantities limited, ao come early. ΐί Three Famous Brands ot Men's Negligee Shirts Linked in This Sale $1.25, $1.50, $1.75 and $2 Grades at 89c Isn't the mention of these famous makes alone enotfgh to insure the success of this sale? We think it Is, for these makes of shirts are featured in high-class haber-1" dashers' shops and department stores all over the country. YOU HAVE A CHOICE OF THIS SEASON'S BEST STYLES AND MA TERIALS. Corded Madras, Percales, imported Tapanese Crepe, Poplins, Kftrc^rized Cheviots; also shirts with silk front; cuffs and bodies rf, shirts of fine cotton to match. Hundreds of patterns; soft or laundered cufÏ9. Sizes 14 to 17. (The. special price is 89c instead of up to $2, because some of these shirts are classified as "seconds," which simply means that some have imperfections, no worse than imperfect laundering or an oil spot or two.) ι * ' i Filled books of "Sperry" Gold Stamps are redeemable for (a.BO worth of merchandise in any department, or for $1 in cosh at the jt&Ç Office on the Fifth Flour. We give H'VC Qrten Trading Stamps aβ usual. Ask for them. Double 2}W S lampe till 12 o'clock. Single a-ti" Stamps thereafter. Single "Hperry" Gold Stamps all day. v X THE CLASSIFIED AD. COLUMNS ARE AS INTERESTING AS THE NEWS COLUMNS ADS PROBABLY ARE REAU QY AS M ANT PEOPLE.