PERTH AMBOY, S. i.
Pertli Aialioy Evening News
Founded 1878 ns the Penn Ainboy
Ass independent newspaper, published
every afternoon, except Sundays, by
the Perth Amboy Evbnino News '
Company, No. 2S4 State street. Perth
Amboy, N. J.
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land today fair weather and fresh
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siderably lower temperature, falling
generally Ueloiy, freezing point. On
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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.
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“ 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
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l until to conduct a saloon his license
s should be forfeited and bis place
^ closed at once.
^ That Perth Amboy has enough sa
ri .toons is admitted practically by every-'
ns,ltle except those who may be looking
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
When President Mulchnhey prom
ised a change In excise matters, he
doubtless had in mind some of thes
thin s. More
• their par; oar.
Men’s Rough arid Ready
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
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
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
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
Agents on Ground Sunday.
Office: 194 SMITH STREET. *
Ohio open 7 to 9 p. m.
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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
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
“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
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.
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$ Sunny Side of Life.
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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.
“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
“Would it be presumptuous In me if
I were to ask you to tell me the name
of the complexhnt b'eautlfler you
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
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
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
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
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.
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
“Our cooks—we always have three,
“Oh, yes! The one that's going,
the one that's coming and the one
"Do you think that ring she wears
is a real diamond?"
"Impossible. Look at her finger
"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
“Is your sister going to marry Mr.
"I- d$n’t know.”
"I should think ho Would tell you?”
“He don't know.”—Houston Post.
“Jenks went to bed with the gas
umed on last night." •
“When's the fr.aeral?”
“No funeral. The gas was lit.”—
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.
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The t reat
Issue of Today
By STUYVESANT FISH Ex-Pr«id«nt Illinoi.
Central F ilroad
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
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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
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. J \
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