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Pertf? flmbog Evening flews
An Independent Newspaper published every afternoon, except Sundays,
by the Perth Amboy Evening News Company, at
5 King Street, Perth Amboy, N. J.
D. P. OLMSTEAD,.Business Manager
The Evening News is on sale at newstands and delivered by
regular carrier in Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Woodbridge,
Carteret, Tottenville and surrounding towns for 6c per week.
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Entered at Post-Office as second class matter.
While on your vacation Don’t for
get to have The Evening Nows mailed
to you, and in this way keep in touch
with your home doings. No extra
oharge for mailing, and address
changed as often as desired.
The question of taxation seems to
ocoupy the center of the stage just at
present. The property owners of
Oamden, Atlantic and Union Counties
seem to be much agitated and before
the Question is settled in this city
there promises to be somo lively times.
In Oamden county a oitizen’s com
mittee has been appointed to investi-1
gate the report of the city assessors
2 the county board, the charges being
at an unjust discrimination was
made in favor of the rich man's
house. It is claimed their tax is much
lower than the laboring man’s in pro
portion to the actual valuations of
their respective properties. The
assessors defend their action by claim
ing that they were simply trying to
keep down the amount the city must
pay toward the county.
In Atlantic Jy^ioty the assessors
have increased the valuations in At
lantic City from $23,000,000 to $50,000, -
000 And have lowered the tax rate. It
ia m case of doubling valuations to
ufluce tne rate.
iu Union county, Elizabeth is
finding fault because she has to pay
ao much of the county tax. She
alleges that the smaller places in the
county are taxed far below actual
valuations. Summit is under fire now
and Rahway is putting in a defonse
for herself. Just what the outcome
will be remains to be seen.
Here in Perth Amboy the valuations
have gone up over $3,500,000 and the
rate comes down, but a great many
will have to pay more tax. There is
much opposition and it is rumored the
Board of Aldermen may take a hand
by not accepting the reports of the
assessors. Iu this event things will
be in somewhat of a muddle and much
hard work will result in nought. The
filing of the assessor’s report by no
i <jjeans ends matters here.
The work in favor of the Washing
ton street pavement continues without
losing any of its interest as the time
for remonstrating grows shorter. The
more the people along the thorough
fare learn of benefits to be derived
AA VUJ H HU'V'l J1U1 VOICUU Uiv ***v/i'
anxious they are to have it and some !
(have withdrawn their names from
remonstrances after signing them.
That there will be a remonstrance
filed with the aldermen is certain, and
it will carry Quite a list of names, but
e question remains, will it represent
ajority of property owners? For
a advancement of the city and im
ovement of property in the northern
tion of the city, we hope it will
he date for the carnival has been
for the night preceding the one
ew Brunswick. This will afford
od chance for comparions. The
that New Brunswick has been
ing on their event for a couple
onths and has collected over
for the fete should give them
ge. While Perth
xpeot to raise the
he treasury of the
ee at the county seat,
enough to make a
t up a show thifll
ed op ,be m
That Perth Amboy is a typical base
ball town is evident from reading the
sporting page of the Evening News
every night. Of course there are the
Marions who easily head the list and
represent Perth Amboy on the dia
mond. Behind them, however, are
the numerous teams composed of the
young men of this city. Some of
those put up an excellent game and if
it was not for the Marions they would
attract large numbers to watch them
There is still another group of base
ball teams, however, which is not to
be found in many places, particularly
in this section of tne State. This is
the large number of factory teams
which include in their number some
old time baseball to.ssers who have
reputations of which they can well be
proud. Another year the News will
advocate a league being formed to
consist only of factory teams in this
y'ieinity. Several of them have good
diamonds and there is no little interest
manifested. A seiies of games be
awarded to the team winning the
largest number of games would be a
great incentive to put forth the great
est efforts. This season is too far
advanced, but it is not too early to
plan for another year. We would be
glad to have the baseball enthusiasts
in the different factories express them
selves on this mattor.
The machinery for the carnival of
1908 in Peith Amboy may now be
considered well started. It is late in
the season and there is no time to be
lost, but let everyone do his own part,
assist the leaders and push the affair
along and the carnival will equal, if
not surpass, any previous attempt.
The committee in charge is capable
and can be depended upon to handle
the executive part of the work.
Hearty cooperation and no pessimistic
remarks are what is needed now.
Everything seems favorable to a most
successful fete.
The New York and Long Branch
railroad block signal system seems to
be in perfect working order, yet the
system has not yet gone into effect.
Promised for June 2(5. it is now Auc.
5, anil still the safe guards so neces
sary to the travelling public are in
effective. Why the delay?—Asbury
Park Press.
Bradstreet’s report of failures in
the United States during July was
issued today and it shows a smaller
total than any July of the preceding
decade. The total number was 719,
the assets $4,179,392 and the liabilities
The Wall street flurries had no
visible effeet on the business of the
Outside of a few large failures of
shoe manufacturers and quarrymen in
New England, slate manufacturers in
New York, flour manufacturers and a
bank suspension in Pennsylvania, the
liabilities are not large, and as usual
the majority of the failures are due
to lack of capital or business experi
ence.—Jersey Uity Journal.
Some of the National Republican
leaders are said to favor Senator
Kean’s selection to manage next year’s
campaign becanse of his success as a
“modifier. ’ If the National leaders
want a good home opinion of Senator
Kean’s “mollifying’’ let them send
for C<mgressman Fowler and see what
he lianto say.—Elizabeth Times.
Another ronureiNinan.
(he old congressional apporA
Some World'll Creat Men Won Success
Partly Through Their
Plain Living.
Benjamin Franklin, who is famed for
lus discovery that lightning is electric
ity, and who introduced the American
colonial postal system, and who fur
thermore, as will be remembered,
served America at the court of France
as minister plenipotentiary, was one
of the leaders of early modern times
in the study of nature and nature’s
laws, and not the least in domestic
science. His first maxim was: "Eat
not to dullness; drink not to eleva
tion.” Even in his youth his mind was
filled with schemes for self-regulation
and guidance, and he set before him
the task of acquiring the habitude of
certain cardinal virtues based upon
simple living and habits of thought.
His constant effort was to better the
condition of mankind, and his methods
were intensely practical, says the Lon
don Catering World.
Since the early times, simplicity of
preaching, teaching and eating has
been the great factor in the world’s
advancement. The gveat mass of man
kind do not uderstand, nor care for,
abstruse reasoning.
The record of the life of Abraham
Lincoln is traced back to that time
when he was seen sitting on a rail
fence in one of America’s small west
ern vallages with a law book in one
hand and a piece of maize bread in
the other. Abraham Lincoln was a
man of simple habits, and his great
ness was to no small extent depend
ent upon that early simplicity and
goodness which gave strength to con
science, mind and body.
Frederick the Great fostered aDove
all agriculture and the cultivation of
fruits and vegetables. His endeavor to
benefit his people was based upon the
natural laws pertaining to their health
and simple happiness. He recognized
the fact, ever since clear to the minds
of the leaders of the Germans, that the
body is the basis and must be simple
and completely nourished in order to
perfect the soldier, statesman or the
Bismarck’s great work had for its
basis the recognition of the simple
laws of nature. He followed them, and,
as a result, there came about a new
manhood and a new womanhood, first
in Prussia and later in the empire.
Bismarck’s natural and acquired as
tuteness taught him, as a similar per
ception and reasoning had taughtFred
erick the Great, that political economy,
rural economy and domestic economy
are, as sciences, closely interlinked and
interdependent in their relations to the
While in France as United States
minister Thomas Jefferson wrote re
specting the education of a daughter
who was with him in Paris: “Of do
mestic economy she can learn noth
ing here, yet she must learn it some
where, as it is of more solid value
than anything else.” To his friend
Peter Carr he said: “A strong body
makes a strong mind.” Jefferson prac
ticed his preaching by subsisting main
ly upon simple natural foods, and he
labored zealously all through his busy
life for the upbuilding of an American
system of education which should
teach men how to live in accordance
with the laws of nature. He died at
the age of eighty-four, and he had not
lost a tooth, nor was one of them de
It will be recollected that the laws
of Moses are replete with instructions
regarding the care of the body in sani
tation and in diet, as well as in fasting
and religious duties. It is due to these
laws that the health of the Jews when
in reasonable conditions is so univer
sally superior to that of the average
oi omer peoples.
FooliMli Order of a Monarch That Wan
a Oeutliblow to the
Cliilhese Navy.
Of the navy of one of the oldest of old
countries, China, very little is known.
That China was once much interested In
sea affairs, is, however, certain. It is
said that long before airy other peoples,
the Chinese knew something of the won
ders of the lodestone, and even if the
mariner’s compass was not invented by
them, their knowledge of the magnet
was certainly sufficient to aid them in
navigating their ships, and helped to
extend their trading, and probably their
battles, into strange waters. So the
Chinese were bold voyagers ages ago,
says an aceount of “Some Strange
fleets,” in St. Nicholas. On their cruis
ers’ bows was painted an eye, to
denote watchfulness; and red, a sacred
color to them, was displayed in strips
of cloth which decorated the various
parts of the ship.
Chinese enterprise on the sea unfortu
nately received a death blow from one
of their own weak and self-loving mon
archs whoforbade his subjects to cruise
in waters outside of the China sea, for
fear they should learn in their travels
any ideas which might lead them to re
bel against his tyrannical government.
He also ordered, vain and unwise man
that he was, that all vessels should be
made in the shape of his imperial foot!
Alas, poor ships! this strange shape
destroyed all seaworthy qualities, and
any ambition in the direction of a Chi
nese navy was for the time extin
lOawily Aeeom pi ImIioiI.
“I’d like to be popular out here,”
said the millionaire from the east.
"Wall, pard,” drawled Amber Pete,
“if you want the boys to think you are
any good you must kill your man."
"That so? All righn I’ll have my
chauffeur let! me run my automobile.”
hicago Daily News.
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selling you a
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Summer Shirt,
or other articles in
j the line of Men’s
I Sommer Furnishings,
Give Us a Call.
: Hawes 83.00 Hats,
American Steam Laundry.
| Sol. IIubenstein. Howard Hope.
Reduced Rates.
On account of the G. A. R. encamp
ment at San Francicso, Cal., August
17 to 22, 1903, the Lehigh Valley Rail
road will sell tickets to San Francisco
or Los Angeles and return for $66.25.
Tickets on sale July 81st to August
13th inclusive, limited fcr return to
October 15th, 1903. Pullman reserva
tions. Time-tables and full informa
tion at Lehigh Valloy ticket office,
119 Smith street.
3134-7-25-0. e. w.-3t
$50. to California and Return.
Chicago & Northwestern Rv.,
August 1 to 14, Chicago to Los An
geles ana San Franoisco, account G.
A. R. Correspondingly low rates
from other points. Three trains a day
from Chicago to the Coast through
.nULnnf nlinium Flo 1 1 TT « 11 fl linruntinl
ly conducted tourist car excursions.
Special G. A. R. train leaves Chicago
10.30 d. m. August 11th. Write for
itinerary, illustrated folder and full
3009-7-ll-6t o. e. w.
Han! to I ntlcrHtnnd.
"1 don't seem lo understand things
at all,” whined the boy.
“What’s the matter now?” asked his
“Why, yesterday won whipped me be
cause I didn't tell the truth, and to-day
mamma whipped me because 1 did.”
“Oh, I guess not.”
“Yes, she did. Old Mrs. Brown was
here an’ kept lolly-coddling me, an’then
she asked me if I didn’t like her, an’ I
said no. If I'd said ‘yes’ I s’ppose you’d
have licked me for lyin’, an’ when I said
‘no’ ma licked me for not being polite. A
boy don't seem to have any chance at
all.”—Chicago Post.
To Save Alpine Flower*.
Alpine flowers and plants are so
quickly becoming extinct that strong
measures are to be taken in future
for their preservation. The prefect of
the Alps (Savoy) has now issued a de
cree forbidding the ujjrooting of the
edelweiss, the bee orchis, the blue
thistle, the Alpine clematis, silver ge
ranium, mountain rhododendron, gen
tian, arnica and many other plants.
The sale or transport of these plants
is also forbidden.—Geneva Cablegram
to the London express.
. Hail u Loiik Fall.
“Speaking of nad falls,” remarked
Joggers, “I fell out of a window once,
and the sensation was terrible. Dur
ing my transit through the air I really
believe I thought of every mean act I
ever committed in my life.”
"H’m!” growled Jiggers, "you must
have fallen an wful distance.”—St.
Louis Star. __
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Aug. 16—Excursion, St. Patrick’s
Alliance, to Conev Island.
Aug. 18—Excursion auspices Court
Amboy F. of A.
Aug. 27—Excursion to Ocean Grove,
Simpson M. E. Sunday
Sept. 8.—Carnival.
Nov. 18, 19, 20—Fair, Presbyterian
122 Smith Street, Scheuer Building
I Forrest I.. Smith
Scheubr Building. I
..Granite and Marble..
and Fencing.
Yonr Patronage Solicited.
New Bruns'k Av. & Central R. R.
Beth Mordecai, Hobart Street. Pastor,
Dr. M. Kopfstein. Friday, 8.15 p. m.
Saturday, 10.00 a. m. Hebrew School,
Saturday 1 p. m. Sunday School 9.30 a. m.
Congregational (Swedish)—Gordon st.
—Pastor, Theodore Englund—Sunday Ser
vices 10.30 a. m. 7.30 p. m. Sunday School
9.30 a. m.
First Perth Amboy, Hebrew Mutual Aid
Society, Elm Street, P. Joselson, Trustee.
Services, Friday 6 to 7 p. m. Saturday
8.30 a. m., 4.3OP. m.
First Baptist—Fayette st.—Pastor, Rev.
Percy R. Ferris—Sunday Services, 10 and
and 10.30 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday
school 2. 30 p. m. 15. Y. P. U. Friday 3.45
p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday 7.45
p. m.
First Presbyterian, Market st and City
Ilall Park, Pastor, Rev. Harlan G. Men
denhall D. D. Sunday services, 10.30 a.
m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School 9.30 a.
m., 2.30 p. m., Junior C. E. 3.30 p. m.
Y. P. S. C. E. 6.40 p. m. Prayer meeting
Wednesday 7.45 p. m.
Graoe English Lutheran. Smith Street
Pastor, Rev. E. J. Keuling. Sunday Ser
vices 10.30 a. m., 7.30 p. m. Sunday School
2.80 p. m.
Methodist (Danish) Madison Ave and
Jefferson st., Pastor, Rev. A. Hanson.
Sunday Services, 10.30 a. m. and 7.30 p.
m. Epworth League, 3.45 p. m., Sunday
School, 2.30 p, m. Class meeting, Wed
nesday and Friday at 7.45 p. m.
Holy Cross Episcopal—Washington and
Johnstone sts.—Rev.D. A. Willes, priest in
charge—Sunday Services 10.30 a. m. and
7.30 p in Sunday School 9.30 a. m.
Our Savior’s Lutheran (Danish) State St.
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10.30 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday
School 2.30 p. m.
Simpson Methodist—High and Jefferson
Sts. Pastor, Rev. S. Trevena Jackson,
A.M. Sunday services 9.30 and 10.30
a. m. and 7.30 p. m.; Sunday school, 2.30
p, in.; Epworth League, 6.30 p. m.; Prayei
meeting, Wednesday, 7.45 p. m.; Bible
training class, Friday, 7.30 p.m.; Young
Gleaners, Friday, 4.30 p. m,; Junior Ep
worth League, Friday, 7.00 p. m.
St. Mary’s Roman Catholic, Center St.
Rev. B. T. O’Connell, pastor; Rev. S. A.
Mitchell and Rev. T. F. Blake, assistants.
Sunday services 7.00 8.30, 9.30 and 10.45
a. m. 7.30 p. m. Sunday School 2.30 p.
St. Paul’s German Church—South First
street—Pastor Rev. Jacob Ganns. Services
every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the monfh.
Sunday School every Sunday at 2 o’clock.
St. Stephens Roman Catholic (Polish)—
State St. Rev. J. Ziellnsk, pastor. Sun
day services, 8.00, 10.30 a. m. Vespers,.
4.00 p. m. Sunday School 3.30p. m.
St. Stephens Lutheran (Danish) Broad
St. Pastor Rev. J. Christianson. Sunday
services 10.30 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sun
day School 3 p. m.
St. Peters Episcopal—Rector St. Rector,
Rev. J. L. Lancaster. Sunday services
10.30 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School
2.30 p. m.
W. C. T. U.—Meets at 27 Smith st. ev
ery Sunday at 4 p. m.
A. O. U. W Meets Odd Fellows Hall,
Smith Street 1st. and 3d. Mondays. I. B.
Mandeville, M. W.; J. S. Phillips, Sec’y.,
7 Kearney Ave.
B. P. O. E. No. 784. Meets K. of C.
Hall, corner Smith and Rector Street 1st.
and 3rd. Tuesdays. Dr. Frank Crowther,
E. K.; W. A. Crowell, Sec’y., Gordon
C. L. II. Father Quinn Council No. 88.
meets 2d and 4th Tuesdays every Montn
in K. of C. Hall. William Hallahan, sec
D. of L. Meet in City Hall, every Mon
day evening. Counsellor Mrs. Maggie
Herbert, High street. Secretary Charles
Cviney 444 State st.
begree of Po<-°hcintas—I. O. R. M.
M*ets every 2d and 4th Friday at City Hall
Mm H. Smith, Pocohontas. Mrs. Wil
UajGreenleaf, C. of R. Mrs. P. Erickson,
F.wid A. M. Raritan Lodge No. 61
Regulfc Communications 2nd. apd 4th.
ThursBfiMy|^effows Hall, Smith Street
C. l C. K. Seaman. Sec'y.,
Ira B.
Knights of
High streets. T. J.
Mulvaney Secretary,
I. O. of F., Court o. 3367.
Meets last Thursday every month,
K. of C . Hall, corner and Hector
streets. G. W. Chief Ranger
H. E. Pickersgill, Secretary, 77 Lewis st.
I. O. O. F. Lawrence Lodge. No. 62
Meets Odd Fellows Hall, Smith Street
every Friday night. Dr. Frank Crowther,
N. G.; F. L. Herrington, Sec’y., Brighton
Jr. O. U. A. M. Middlesex Council No.
63. Meets every 2d and 4th Wednesday
in City Hall. Charles Cluney, Counsellor,
G. M. Adair, Recording Secretary 203
Madison Av.
K. of P. Algonquin Lodge, No. 44.
Meets every Monday K. of P. Hall Smith
and High Streets. Harvey Stetson, C. C.;
Chris Meshrow, K. of R. and S.
K. of C. San Salvadore Council. Meets
every 2d and 4th Wednesday in K. of C.
Hall, Smith [and Rector Street. W A.
Growney, G, K.; Recording Sec’y.,
Richard A. Bolger, 124 Market Street.
I. O. of F. Court Perth Amboy, No.
3043. Meets K. ol P. Hall, High and
Smith Streets, every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.
John K. Sheehy, C. R. Peter Poulsen, R.
S., 165 Elm Street
R. A. Middlesex Council No. 1100.
Meets Odd Fellows Hall, Smith Street
every second and fourth Tuesday. Henry
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tary, 60 Jefferson Street.
K. of G. E. Meets in Odd Fellows’
Ilall, Smith street, every Tuesday night.
George Bath, Noble Grand; Frank B. Heed,
Keeper ot Records, 129 Mechanic street.
P. O. S. ot A., Washington Camp, No.
79. Meets every second and fourth Thurs
day K. of P. Ilall, cor. High and Smith
street Fred Waters, President; J. M. Mills,
Secretary, 210 Oak street.
W. O. W. Perth Amboy Camp No. 19,
meets at City Hall 1st and 3rd Wednesday.
Chris. Mathiasen C. C., Hr. II. K. Mason
Clerk, 63! Smith street.
Washington Literary Club meets in Un
ion Hall Adalaide Building, on the Second
Sunday of Each Month at 3 o’clock p. m.
John Clark, President.
The Proper TliinK.
“I hope you do not consider it wrong
for a young lady to wear fine clothes
and Jewels,” said Miss Giddings.
“Certainly not,” replied the parson.
“If the heart Is full of vain and ridicu
lous things, there can be no objection
to advertising the fact.”—Cincinnati
Hnmpn Into Them.
Towne—I believe I’m a sort of owl
or something. I usually find every
thing I’m looking for in the dark.
Brown—I must be a sort of elephant
or somehing. I usually find every
thing I’m not looking for in the dark.
—Louisville Courier-Journal.
Couldn’t Fool Her.
“My dear Miss Mylluns,” said the
impecunious young man, “I love you
more than I can find words to tell.’’
“But I presume you could tell me in
figures,” rejoined the beautiful heir
ess, in tones that suggested the ice
man.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
No Apolonry Needed.
Kutten—You’ll excuse me, old chap,
for not introducing you to my wife.
The fact is, you know, she’s—she’s so
infernally particular.
lji y uc—in c v ci tiling um uci ciiuiue
of a husband, perhaps. I see.—Chicago
A Tribute. ,
In art or in warfare
. He didn’t excel,
But he mindedl his business
And did very well. j
—Washington Star.
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