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PERTH AMBOY, S. i.
Pertli Aialioy Evening News Founded 1878 ns the Penn Ainboy ,_ Republican. Ass independent newspaper, published every afternoon, except Sundays, by the Perth Amboy Evbnino News ' Company, No. 2S4 State street. Perth Amboy, N. J. F. LOGAN CLEVENGER-.Bitter. D. P. OLMSTEAD ..Business Manager —i m ------ - I | TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Yxe Evening News is on sale at news stands and delivered by regular car rier in Perth Amboy, South Amboy. Woodbrldge, Roosevelt, Tottenville and surrounding towns for 60 per week. Long Distance Telephone .IS . ■ ..... ■ ■■ ■ .. i Sintered mt Poet Owoe as aeoond-ciase I matter. fr —r-. - - _ ■ _ | TO OUR READERS:—If you do not re ceive your paper regularly, toe would consider it a favor if you would re port the matter at once. Ifs attention paid to unsigned eommunica . I FIRE ALARM BOXKa. II—Raritan Copper Works. II—High and Lewis streets. 27 —Madison avenue and Paterson street. 18—Market and First Rtreets. It—Smith and High streets. 17— State and Smith streets. 48—Buckingham ave. and Hartford it it—Commerce and Front streets. 47—High and Washington street*. 44—State st. and Buckingham ave. 18— Hayy avenue and Charles street. ■ 57—State and Wayne streets. *2—Washington and First streets. 18— New Brunswick ave. and Elm st. i 14— Smith street and Watson avenue It—Commerce and State streets. 7*—Front and Smith streets. 78—Water and Gordon streets. 74—Kearny avenue and Gordon street. 83— Smith and Herbert streets. 15— Woodbrldge road and Wnnhlngton st. 84— Lehigh avenue and Stanford street. To send In an alarm, open the door of the box and pull down the lever and let go. once only. Stay at box until firemen arrive. SPECIAL CALLS. 1 tap—Break In circuit. 2 taps—prlh and fire alarm test. 3 taps—Fire out. 6 taps—Police call. 13—-Calls for Lincoln Engine Company. 13—Call for Washing ton Hose. 14—Coll for McClellan Engine Company. 18—Call for Protection Hook and Ladder. 16—Call for Eagle Hose Company. NEW YORK TiF.RAiVg WEATnER FORECAST. _ . . . n i_I ..._31 Vnm Fn rr Ill LUC Uliumc ...o land today fair weather and fresh westerly winds will prevail, with con siderably lower temperature, falling generally Ueloiy, freezing point. On Sunday, fair weather will prevail, with slight temperature changes and fresh to light westerly winds,, shift ... ing to southwesterly, and on Monday, partly cloudy wither, with slowly rising temperature, followed by snow or rain In the northern districts. SATlfft U~AyT J ANITAK Y~5. THE Xthv 'ifexCIfik ItOAltl). In the selection of John H. Mnl chahey for president of the excise board the commissioners have done well. He Is a man fully capable of filling such a responsible oljlce and Is above petty dealings, about which there lias been so nutcn complaint. Mr. Mulchahey, in accepting the office, declared that ihe former mem bers. of the .hoard did not appreci ate their high, position, and he promised a change. Evidehty the president Is speaking for Ihe whol# hoard particular, and thflt fact that sinti piV announcement * is made at the Vfity opt.set or the new y-.-r > « administration shows that the now members kp4w why the people elected , them, an/l it proves that the board r.u now (*nstltuted.Intends to carry out Uwfwishos Of fllelv const ituenls. • \< J >. “ fn a city of the character of Perth Amboy atT/uatPise hoard is an ex tremely impWtant body. In some respects .it Is ..responsible for Un moral tone of the whole community. ! The future of some oi' (he young men and tvomen of this city, in a measure, Is controlled by the excise commlsslon ...... IV'lii,., >, mn n I. .■ 1, ultnurn I, IniuiilC I l until to conduct a saloon his license s should be forfeited and bis place ^ closed at once. v ^ That Perth Amboy has enough sa ri .toons is admitted practically by every-' ns,ltle except those who may be looking e cac Or new licenses. In fact, the NEWS i'L' is among those who believe that there are too many saloons here for a city of this size. This does not mean, however, that no new licenses should be granted. Doubtless there are plenty of applicants who are fully capable of conducting a saloon as a lawful business should be run, but for every such license granted there s should be two licenses either revoked % or their renewal refused. No law I breaker should keep a saloon, and f the police records will show plenty \of them now In the business here. Neither should the breweries wield any influence in ,the granting "of li censes. Many of the local saloons are mere retail depots for out-of-town concerns which have taken out the licenses in the name of men said to be local residents, but who in reality are the mere bartenders working for the brewers. When President Mulchnhey prom ised a change In excise matters, he doubtless had in mind some of thes thin s. More t COP • their par; oar. "3::; -7"v Men’s Rough arid Ready CLOTHING The Reversible Leather Coat is growing in popularity on ac count of its durability, we carry a large stock of these coats 5.50 and 6.00 Sweet Oir & Co., make. Sweet Orr & Co., Overalls, in all colors, per pair.75c Sweet Orr & Co., Working Trousers, warranted not to rip, 1.50, 2.00 and 2.50 Gannon & Sheehy 92 SMITH STREET. Look for Sis11 “ft*. & S.” doubly congratulated. First, be cause it is rid of the old excise board, and, secondly, because a body of men so far superior to the members of the old board has succeeded it. SHOULD RETIRE ALTOGETHER. The friends of E. B. Walker, the retiring president of the Board of Education, are overly ambitious. They would have him not only a momher nf the school board after! his lerm has expired, but president of that body, even though he has been turned down, not only by the people of his ward,but rejected by the voters of his own party, who, at Ihe primaries, selected another man to run. Mr. Walker has been in the school board several years, and he should retire as gracefully as possible, as the people evidently wish him to do. Neither should Mr. Walker be chosen secretary of the board, as it is understood to be the desire of some. New men are wanted at the head of school affairs in this city, and a capable man should be made secretary who has not. had any con nection with that body. Not but what Mr. Walker Is Capable enough, but the iieople want a change. They voted that way, and the men they elected should carry out their wish The public, generally, will agree With Coroner Bishop in his differ ence with Prosecutor Berdine over Ihe railroad accident at. South Plain Held, in winch four Newark hoys were killed. The lads who were in the party, blit who escaped death, all tell ihe same story as to their stealing rides on freight trains. They were on railroad property at the time; four of them met death, and no blame could he attached to the railroad. There is, apparently, no reason for an inquest, and if the prosecutor con ducts his much talked of investiga tion, doubtless be will arrive at the same conclusion. From tho report that comes from Jersey City it seem* that the raise in salary which the Public Service Corporation gave its Muotormen anil conductors had a string on it. Along with the raise comes a change in the "shifts,” so that the men say they have to work from three to four hours longer each day than before. The vital statistic* for tho city, 200 Lots for Sale Fairmount Park BY HANSON REALTY CORPORATION 2 LOTS 50x100—$5 Down. S5 Monthly. No payments asked I when sick or out of work. Water, Gas, Electric Light. Lots—high, dry, level. Best realty investment in the market. Agents on Ground Sunday. Office: 194 SMITH STREET. * Ohio open 7 to 9 p. m. f__ _ ____ I Fake Mine Promoter (to investor) -You keep the beautiful rain bow as a guarantee of my good faith and I assure you, as long as you put coin in the Skinumagin mine there'll be money in it. showing one death for every day last year but one, and the present grip epidemic, together with the numer ous eases of scarlet fever and diph theria, should be a good argument for the health board in its effort to get more consideration from the Board of Aldqrmeji In order to carry on the work of that department. THE SADDEST FACT ABOl'T NEW YOKK. William Allen White, the famous Kansas editor and novelist, writes .fit New York City and Emporia this Some town) tn the Military ttutfiWdr of “The American Magazine.” Fol lowing 4s-Mvt White’s account of Hte saddest thing he sees in New York: “Country dwelling American men and most of the women are instinc tively democratic. And being demo cratic the cities sadden us country people. For the city—-and New York is typical of urban America—fosters too much of the sham relation Be tween men that one finds where class lines are set. The eternal presence of a serving class, whose manners may some day petrify into servility, the.continual discovery that the man who brings the food, or sweeps the street, or drives the cab, considers wholesome conversation wilh him front his patrons as a sign of low breeding, the presence of the man who fawns for a quarter, all these make t.lie countryman in New York desire to rush home and organize a Silling Bull Lodge of Ancient and Amiable Anarchists! “It is not. .the extravagances of the rich, bM, I he limber knees of loo many of the poor, that disgust the I lMIlll I ji iiidli lu.ncn j-vjix. dest thing in that great city, to one who conies from the frank, whole some, clean, happy fact's of Ihe coun try, is not the painted ljuly’s face, with its glassy eyes, not the overfed, puffy-necked figures of the lazy, re spectable hotel-dwelling Women, who get no more exerclBe than stuffed geese, not the besotted faces of the men about the barrel houses—though a merciful God knows they are sad enough; but sadder than they are the loathsome wooden faces of the men whoa tand decked out like human manikins In purple and greens and what-not of modish silliness and, for a price, surrender themselves to be made " part of the landscape. For years Mickle the painter was the low est form of humanity we had in Em poria. He was the town drunkard, and once they fined him for beating his wife; drink made him a loafer and a brute. But some way one felt down In Mickle there was the soul of a man; some way one knew that he would not do certain things for money; some way one always under stood that Mickle could still look. Into depths of personal degradation below him, and tell whoever tempted him there to go to belli But, on Ihe other hand, some way the flunkey is just a flunkey, and he seems to bar' given up Ihe right to resent personal Insult when he assumes the miserable part. And for a man to commercial ize his American birthright seems a heart-breaking tragedy." Bee’s Laxative Cough Syrup con taining Honey and Tar is especially appropriate for children, no opiates I or poisons of any character, conforms I to the conditions of the National Pure •Food and Drug Law, June JO, 1906. . tror Croup, Whooping Cough, etc. it. expels Coughs and Colds by gently 1 moving the bowels. Guaranteed. Sold by Sex I on, druggist. c cxxxxxxiooocxxx.^'J'- xx> k .oococ $ Sunny Side of Life. Bcxxxxxxxooococxxyv:^ i> v'v- csoooooooocxxxxxx)ocxxxxxxyyie ONE LAST QUESTION. < “Mrs. Woodbe,” says the caller, "I am chairman of the opmmiUee on ap plications for membership to our club, and I have called to see you relative to your desire to bedtime a member.” “I am glad to see you,” smiles Mrs. Woodbe. “I hardly know how to say what I must say, but, Mrs. jVoodbe, we have it on good authority -that for a consid erable time xpu ware demonstrator 'for sorrife kind of a complexion b'cagtl fler, and that, even now there are. in -cTistcnee' tesrtmnniTW signed by yiou. claiming that you owe your clear ajtin and pink cheeks to the use of this lo tion." .-•* f. Sighing deeply, Mils. Woodbe ac knowledges that, the feharges are'true . “Tlien you can reafllly see," pifnriios the caller, "that It would be impossible lor us to take you into our society, which includes in its. membership the most refined and InleVectual portion of the community.*' >•' Mrs. Woodbe mutely signalizes her understanding of the verdict, and the caller prepares to take her departure. At the door, however, she turns and asks: “Would it be presumptuous In me if I were to ask you to tell me the name of the complexhnt b'eautlfler you used?"—Puck. In Old Rome. After the feast of peacock tongues Nero ordered his hilarious guests ;to partake of 'the flowing bowl. “Ye gods of Greece,” exclaimed oho old senator, after his seventh cup, "this Homan punch is the limit. Why, it makes a man feel funny!" The wicked emperor laughed. “Funny.?" lit- chuckled. "Well, I should suy it dues. It makes him feel even funnier tli:n London punch." J For even in those days Britannia ! 1-,-na Vnnwn fin- lu-r wit—-f'tltcaro Daily I News. f Faith. In the far future, men will look, back at us, their ancestors of the I twentieth century, and smile. And particularly, they will |>e amused, and astonished, by our robust faith. "To think,” they will exclaim, "that there ever lived rational beings w|io could believe that, through and though, and tough spelled, respectively, thru, and thro and tut! Incredible!”;— j Puck. An Instinctive Calculator. “Remember," said the kind elderly gentleman, "that you may be president of the United States!" "Yes,” answered the boy whose fa ' tlier is connected with the race track.: "But look at the population of the; country. I've only got one chance 4n | millions. I ain't playing any long shots like that."—Washington Star. Might Do It Yet. "Yes, we all make mistakes that leave us downcast. Why, one time: 1 felt like committing suicide, but j I didn't do It." "That was a mistake; but can be, remedied."—Houston Post. ‘ “My mother wears a shoe/’' said the (Irst little girl, "lv ned nfii little girl, in a* WW»f “Tha titer weaw a No. • i WILLING TO HELP HIM. He—1 told your father I couldn't live without you. She—And what did he ray? Ho—Oh, he offered to pay my funeral expenses. Alasl A lcitl stood musing on (ho ice, With an oxpi'osfiiaa hapless, J’ecauso the sl:a’.!n.; way :io nice And his old bucklers strapless. —J t’.dye. Wages the Object. “So you wan* a job. do you?” said the boss. “What can you do?” "O, nothing in particular. As a mat ter of fact it dpesn't make much dif ference to me as long as I get good wages."—Milwaukee Sentinel. The Procession. “Our cooks—we always have three, you know—" "Three cooks?" “Oh, yes! The one that's going, the one that's coming and the one that’s here."—Puck. The Evidence. "Do you think that ring she wears is a real diamond?" "Impossible. Look at her finger nails."—Milwaukee Sentinel. No Divvy. "Does your husband divvy up the result Of his poker games with you?” "No. indeed; I altvays insist that he pay his own losses.”—Houston Post. At the Reception. Bashful Man—1 feel like a fish out out water! * Pal—All. want a drink?—Detroit Free Press. A Secret. “Is your sister going to marry Mr. Softlelgh?” "I- d$n’t know.” "I should think ho Would tell you?” “He don't know.”—Houston Post. Jckc. “Jenks went to bed with the gas umed on last night." • “When's the fr.aeral?” “No funeral. The gas was lit.”— Milwaukee Sentinel. t What Did He Expect? "He is Very inconsistent.” “In what way?” “He njrr’cj} n chorus.g'jri and now e ouni-irtius because she is such a If key."—Hpuctoc Post. - ._—■ - ' W <-rr-v ..L==r^t _-' The t reat Issue of Today i By STUYVESANT FISH Ex-Pr«id«nt Illinoi. Central F ilroad I —It PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT iL his celebrated ‘■muck rake” speech laid stress on the authority for the com mand “Thou shall not bear/fnlso witness” as being pre cisely the same as that fo/“Thou shall not steal.” This DIFFERENCE must, however, be noted, that the con sequences of falsehood or'even of “Tying, slandering anil evil speak ing,” commonly affect only the few, while theft and the apprehension of it AFFECT THE MANY. Especially is this true in this age of aggregated capital, of corporations and trusts, in which thousands are interested as owners and the administration of which AS II IS GOOD OR BAD affects beneficially or injuriously the welfare of MILLIONS: - . That there has-been maladministration, not to say stealing, in many of our great corporations is a matter of common notoriety, m .sonic cases of POSITIY E PROOF. District Attorney Jerome of New York has the credit of coining the phrase “the criminal rich.” Would lie have come nearer the fact if he had said “THE ANARCHISTIC RICH ?” For, strange as it s may seem, some men, forgetting that corporate property is so 1 E CUXIARLY in need of the protection of the law, have gone to great - . .. • . /• . I • _.1 lengths in nutiing trom too restraints oi jaw, oi equui, = even of COMMON DECENCY, themselves and those who move with them in the higher circles of finance. The decision in the North ern Securities case, however, shows that apprehension as to what cor porate aggresshfn may involve in the future is a tiling cognizable by our supreme court and therefore BY' THE PEOPLE. The contest is no longer between those who have and those who have not, but between those on the one hand who have mod.'rately, sufficiently <yul EVEN ABUNDANTLY and on the other those wlio, through thi use of trust funds and the power incident thereto, seek by questionable practices to have EXCLUSl\ ELY. I his is the issue which is daily brought into every home in America, l.ike taxation without representation* it involves moral and ethical ques tions and also strikes at the pocketbook, which has been called the sure road to the Anglo Saxon’s heart. IT WILL NOT DOWN. * Great and repeated efforts have been made to quiet the clamor which is arising on this subject. Such efforts may succeed FOR A TIME, but not in the end. It is not for me to say in the words of Patrick Henry, “Gentlemen may cry peace, peace, but there is no peace,” nor yet “Shall wo lie supinely on our backs until the enemy • shall have bound ns hand and foot?” NO, a thousand times NO! What I want is to.draw attention to the fact that NO APPAR ENTLY' EFFECTIVE thing has been done to right the wrongs which are KNOW N to'exist, and that it rests with us, the great mid dle class, to ineej; this issues as our fathers met those which confronted them, soberly, ADVISEDLY and in the fear of God. LET US DO AND SAY NOTHING RASH, BUT, RELYING ON PAST EXPERIENCE, MOVE FORWARD AS PEOPLE WHO “KNOW THEIR RIGHTS AND, KNOWING, DARE MAINTAIN." The True Spirit of Sport By ANDREW CARNEGIE 8 PORT should be educative. I fear that the intense “go” of the young, the middle aged and even the old American developed in our stimulating air renders this lesson difficult in at least one of its forms. What’s the use of playing EXCEPT WE WIN ? is apt to bo the spirit in which we struggle. Now the advan tages of playing arc regardless of WHO wins or loses. Proper ath letic exercise is, like virtue, its own reward, and BOTH WINNERS AND LOSERS must be equally benefited. Here seems to me the TRUE spirit of genuine sport. The more and the oftener we play with each other the closer and warmer the □ ties of friendship become. Acquaintance ripens into friendship. Should any college games be played, in the land or races rowed, with the result that a spirit of jealous rivalry and PERSONAL ANTAGO NISM springs therefrom, rest assured that game or race cannot be good for the participants. ATHLETICS SHOULD BE SHARED BY ALL. Sport restricted to the few can be of only small service to anv institution. It should be general arid participated in FROM LOVE Oh 11. M ben the sole object is vanquishing your friends, it ceases to be genuine sport and becomes A STRUGGLE. One sure test can be applied. True Sport after every game leaves the contestants CLOSER FRIENDS than before. WHEN ANY FORM OF SPORT RESULTS IN BITTERNESS, THAT SPORT SHOULD CEASE. TRUE SPORTSMEN BREW LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS. T\ e have the beat authority for pronouncing aquatic exercises clean sport. No one censures and every one commends them. We hear a great deal about one trust or another these days of combinations, but from w.hat I hear about football it seems to me that the COMMERCIAL ELEMENT sometimes dominates the game, truly a state of affairs incompatible with truo sport and discreditable to all parties exqppt the professional coaches, with whom it is not sport, BUT A TRADE. Negro Would Not Dominate By BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HN element that has kept the negro and the white races from co-operating has been the constant threat, of NEGRO DOMINATION. 1 am in constant touch with ail dosses of my people north and south, and I do not hesitate to sav that the negro has no ambition to mingle SOCIALLY with the white race, neither has lip any ambition to dominate the whim man in polit ical matters. What the negro is interested in far Beyond auv social intermingling, far beyond the matter qf RACIAL OR OE POT TT ICAL “M’ " that hldi^ ^ W* family shall' receive JUSTICE. 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