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■raMpf1'^. •: ■ •:‘^m ' '■___— ^■flwfer ______— -- K-l 1 Perlb Arabov Evening vms founded 1871 a» the Perth Amboy Republican. /La Independent newspaper,^ published every afternoon, except Sundays, by fe? • the Perth Ambot Evknino News Compant, No. 2«4 State street. Perth Amboy. N J. _ * LOGAN CLEVENGER ... Editor D. R OLMSTEAD . , Business Manager TERMS or SUBSCRIPTION. rww fDTENisa News Is on sale at news stands and delivered by regular car rier In Perth Amboy. South Amboy Woodbrldge. Roosevelt, Totten v'lle Sind surrounding town* for Sc por week. _ Zeng^ Diatanee Telephone . filtered st Poet Owe as tsoond-class matter. _ TO OUR RB ADER8 If you do not re A ccive your paper regularly, we would \ consider It a favor if you would re \ port the matter at on os. ' fs attention paid to unsigned communioa Hone.__ FIRE ALARM BOXES. 11— Raritan Copper Works. Eg_High and Lewis streets. 17 —Madison avenue and Paterson street *8_Market and First street*. 86—Smith and High streets. / 17—State and Smith street* r la_Buckingham ave. and Hartford St 66—Commerce and Front streets. 17_High and Washington street*. 64—State st and Buckingham 61—Hayy avenue and Cnarled street 17_state and Wayne streets. 12— V* asblngton and First »tt^«t» II- New Brunswick ave and Elm it |1_Smith street and Watson avenus. |5—Commerce and State street*. 72_Front and Smith street*.. 7S—Water and Gordon street* _ 74_Kearny avenue and t»ordon street is—Woodbrldge road and Washington Et I 14—Lehigh avenue and Stanford street. ; To send In an alarm, open 'be door of the box and pull down the lever and let go, ono« only Stay at box until Bremen I arrive. I SPECIAL CALL1. Ifi l tap—Break In circuit. I ts.pi—pr* b ■ 7and Are alarm test 3 taps—Fire out. 6 ■ tape—Police coll 1'.’.—Calls for Lincoln , Engine Company 13—Call for Washing I ton Hose. 14—Cali tor McClellan Engine - Company IS—Call for Protection Hook an™ Ladder 16-Call for Eagle Hose K iA Company NEW FORK HERAIil) WEATHER FORM AN'l. In the middle states and Now Eng land today fair weather will prevail, with considerably lower temperature , and fresh to light northwesterly and s' northerly winds, followed by slightly higher temperature in the interior of this section. On Friday fair to partly , cloudy and warmer weather will pre vail, with light and fresh variable ;-winds, followed by snow In the north ern districts; nnd on Saturday over cast, milder weather, preceded by enow. . * THURSDAY, JANUARY 24. THE NEXT V. S. SENATOR. It begins to look as if the people _ would win. The eight brave men and true who have stood gallantly b> their constituents evidently Intend to hold dut and without them, and bar 3 ring democratic treachery, Dryden i.h be re-elected. Care should be taken in selecting his successor, however. While with Dryden out of the race the situation becomes much improved, the stall L would not be a great deal better of! k wilh such men as Frank O. Brlg"s \ David Baird or William J. Bradlo. | \ at Washington. They are all men o k the ring stripe and could be depend ,/ , | ed upon to follow closely in Dryden’ , ;!x footsteps. If Dryden’s successor is to bo ; South Jeraeyman, and to South Jor cey belongs the honor, let 11 be Clov Ol liu 1 -uunuiu V. k'lwnva, ceptuble material would be eltho Mnblou Pitney or former Ooverno John W. Griggs. The fiext .senate should be one of these throe men. OCIt PUBLIC SCHOOL TKACHKHH there Is any one thing In whirl Amboy prides herself mort any other it is her public bcIioo n. The feeling Is justifiable foi is not a city In the state,whirl surpass us in this regard. W lead the county in our public school they have been highly praise, everyone who has visited them This excellent reputation must not b lost. Our buildings are second t and the equipment is first das it now remains for us to lsee best Instructors obtainable i But other cities are looking fo best to be had, also, and to tha end are offering inducements which In these days of increased cost of Uv lrg, are very alluring. Perth Ant boy, to maintain her standard, nuts abreust with the times. It 1 7 , v. known that teachers como her md are satisfactory in every respect leet't after they have secured some es V B t spcak'oifen08, aud 3ust wllen ?1,ey hecom eran church. valuable to our own school Advertising liP offored h‘Sher Pa>’ e'-sl good results. jl we must begin all ovc the inexperiencod one 'hem in the same mar |||ndent ShttP has bee .the past year fillln Ll " of tV- loa 'su | t._ ; JP c - Trade: 8# • )•„. t - .- I Annual Clearing! SALE Now In Tull swing. Don’t miss this oppor tunity. Winter Suits and Overcoats, ©ne third and one-half off regular prices. Gannon & Sheehy S2 SMITH STREET. Look for Sign «G. St S.” charge of our schools. The coming generation must have the best train ing possible and too much care can not be exercised in the selection of those who are to instruct. For this reason, therefore, the movement now on foot in this city to have the salar ies of the teachers substantially in creased should receive the hearty sup port of all. Because of the law passed by the last state legislature taxing railroads as if they were individual property owners, which law is found on page 27 2 of the laws of the last session, thh state will receive, according to the figures of the state hoard of as sessors as given in the governor’s message, $3,503,520.70 as against $950,991.21 under the old system of taxing railroads. Of this $3,503, 520.70 there will be apportioned di rectly for the benefit of the schools j $2,533,867.35, and the remainder Is to be turned into the state treasury to be used toward .the same ends. Jhiv money Is to he apportioned to the dif ferent counties and municipalities by the proper officers, upon the basis of the taxable value of real estate there in. The law further ptates that this money Is to be used for the running expenses of the schools only, as de fined in section 95 of the school law. \The largest Item by far In the run ning expenses is the toachers’ salary account. Several reasons are ndvancod why teachers who have the charge and di rection of the child-mind should be ! recompensed better than they are at present. Out state has recognized i these reasons and a large number of ■ Perth Amboy’s citizens have rocog • nlzod them. j In considering these reasons let us j first consider the preparation which j is justly required for tills profession. 11 The "majority of teachers spend four | years In a high school and from two | to three years at the norma! school, j making six to soven years In which j they are earning no money and are I under heavy expense, thus losing In j two ways. Those who attend special spend a longer time. After all this ■ preparation and training some clt'es > In our state do not recognize tho dl l ploma thus earned, but ask teachers .! to take further rlgi^ examinations, s and then offer the recompense of an j average of $640 in the cities of our i! state. In Perth Amboy the average i | —.. ■ , ., — HANSON REALTY i ii CORPORATION New Idea and a Square Deal Will build at Fairmount Park, j Borough of Metuchen, N. J. House to suit purchaser on rea ’ sonable monthly payments, not to exceed renting rates. All a conveniences such as Gas, Elec J trie Light and City Water. Homes at Cost Price./ r In the most healthful climate in 5 the State of New Jersev, good - School, Chun hes of all denorn i ination. For particulars call at Office: 134 tH£H S HEET. ! John D.- I hope there will be no tainted ma.iey ra marks from anyone. The Chicago University will recele $3,000,000 from Rockefeller as a girt to superannuated profe sors — Nrws Item. salary is $470 per year, $39.17 per month, or $1.50 per day. Out of this sum the teachers must pay from $20 to $25 per month for board. Out of the remainder !ho teachers must dress, contribute to benevolent societies, buy books anil j periodicals, pay doctors’ bills, pay cab! fares, attend lectures and other first class entertainments, and must pro vide for many incidental expenses. In the face of all this, the teacher must keep Insolvent, mu3& be financially able to pay all debts. One incident may suffice to Illustrate tills. A stl premo court judge recently handed down a decision to the effect that In solvency constituted n good cause for dismissal, and thus upheld a board of education which exercised this de spicable prerogative. This Is the case in point: A young lady who had to use her salary to support an !u valid mother and Invalid sister was obliged to spend so much for medi cines, doctors’ visits and nurses that she soon ran In debt for other neces sities, and was unable to meet the de mands of one or two of her credlto'-s when they presented their bills. The boro hofipH nf thin nn<1 hnrtfmif* so urgent that the young lady was oblig ed to go Into bankruptcy, tn other words, she declared herself unable to pay her debts at that time. The board dismissed her. It was taken to court and the judge upheld the board by saying that according to inw a vol untary admission of Inability to pay one's debts constituted goodt cause for dismissal and so she was left without any means of support. One example suffices. These are, however, ex penses which come to all people wh,o live as teachers are expected to live. But there are professional demands upon the teacher. He Is required to join and pay dues to the Pedagogical Library Asociatlon. He. is expected to join the National Educational As sociation. He is expected to Join the State Teachers' Association. He is expected to belong to the Perth Am boy Teachers' Association, and to be responsible for at least two tickets for the lecture course. He is expect ed, aud after next year all who are engaged as teachers will be compel led to join, the Teachers’ Retirement Fund and to pay into the fund from' two to three per cent, of his salary each month. He gets no returns un less he teaches twenty years, and un less at the end'of that time he ■ is totally incapacitated tor teaching. He may teach nineteen years and then if he stops teaching for any reason at all, the money he has paid to the fund during that time goes for nothing so far as ho Is individually concerned. I He is required to attend tochers’ in-' jstltutes wherever, whenever and far] . Whatever lime the powers ilyjtv Jit'-; Our local teachers do not object to these demands even when tlmy arc at a loss to meet them. The pro fessional spirit impels them !;> seek the intellectual and^wefesr,; > -’ : provemenf* which their podtlnd mand. But because of r. funds at hand, because of the gre-a" ipons1 bility upon the tehfher, he-ans'e of the preparation required for the teaching profession^ because of the unusual expense attached to a teach er’s life, because th^'pfbsent 'remun eration Is insu-fflcleB^ for the require ments of the teacher* hundreds of our citizens have signed;* petition which reads as follows: “We, the undersigned taxpayers and citizeas of Pejdh Amboy, believ ing the present OTfhpeusatlon of teachers to be entirely inadequate to tho preparation for, service in, and demands of the position, do hereby endorse and express ourselves as in hearty sympathy with the movement for higher salaries.” If you have not already signed this petition, you should do so at once. A city which voted so overwhelming ly to Increase the salaries of the po Ilceraen, surely will, not hesitate to endorse an increase for the teachers in our public schools especially ns the latter Increase will be paid out nf the Increased amount coming from the state ami Will not affect the tax payers’ pOcketbooks at all as does the policemen’s ' raise. That the police deserved what they got no one de nies. The teachers are equally de serving and the city officials should recognize the justice of their request. Wiser Than Ws Are. The beavers are wise little animals. They are building dams and flooding hundreds of acres of timber land In .Maine. That is their method of for est preservation, which is of the ut most importance to their own. A Diplomatic Fault. Don't be too conventionally careful o" what you say—good cr ill—of oth er people; you may prove cuiy your egotism rather than your humanity.— John A. Howland. Time to Rest the Eyes. When the eyes become watery or show signs of indistinctness of vision it is time to rest them, not to use them. Influence of Becks. A book, more than speech, more than dee-ls even, sows, according to what It contains, the good or the bad. —Melanie Waldor. Many Species of Cocktail. In the United States Pharmacobar It is stated that there are 1.200 spe cies of cocktail and that each species has many varieties. Matrimony Encouraged. Ejvery employe of the British post office gets a wedding present from the government when he marries. London’s Fogs. November Is London's worst month for fogs. During a “good" year the Londoner may have to breathe only BO fogs. In a very "bad” year he may have to endure as many as 80. Lon don's countless coal fires, mingling 1 Boot with mist, concoct the London- j er's fog for him. The great majority o.f fogs in the metropolis begin to form between-seven and eight in tho , morning, just when most fires are be ing lighted. Stylish Wine Clerks In Alaska. It will perhaps be noticed by thos3 who visit the most popular resorts that ail of the wine clerks are now wearing new and fashionable neck ties. This is accounted for in the fact that Tom Nestor while on the out side was induced to buy a whole case of neckties and he brought them to Nome and presented them to tho boys in the white suits.—Nome Gold Dig ger. Prepared for Her. “What's that little slip of paper?" "Oh, I mustn’t forget that It’s a clip ping that puts tho buckwheat crop for the present year at 15,000,00!) bush els.” "What are you going to do with it?" “Show it to my wife the next time I ask her if we can't have hot cakes for breakfast, and she says there isn't any buckwheat'in the mar ket." All Three Guilty. A SL Louis physician telephoned an on: or to a drag store, which was Received by tlio druggist's son. a boy of 14 years. The boy misunderstood the order and sunt an overdose of a drug which killed the doctor's patient. The coroner's jury held the physician, the druggist and the boy responsible for the death. Strenuous -Political Campaigns. As an illustration of the violence that was once common during politi cal campaigns in England i3 a quaint bill from a lawyer, aft^r an election at Andover in 1TS8: “To being thrown out of the George inn, Andover, to my legs being thereby broken, to sur geon's bill and less of time and busi ness, £500 (12,500). Nothing Personal? Last Sunday night was ladies’ flight at the Pleiades club, which holds its meetings at the Lafayette Brevoort. The management showed the ladies of the club the delicate at tention Of a pretty present of fans, but on each fan was the picture of a cat. Nobody know why.—N. Y. Press. Swelled Thim Up. The young man had gone to New York to become an actor. He got a job as a BUper in one of the theaters, and then wrote home: “f am clean ing up everything in the theater,” Whereat his good people wore muchly swelled up. Broke Up Church Meeting. While Rev. John Webster was preaching at the midweek service at (he Wesleyan church at Etruria, near Stoke-on-Trent, England, two bullocks rushed into the bulidiug. They cre ated a great disturbance, and the service was abandoned. Bad Temper of Monkey*. *. Monkeys are credited with having tho devil's own spirit in them, o.r, as It is graphically expressed, “the dev tiTown temper." From thts-came the expression, '(.To get one's monkey - ^^===s=^=========^m ===g:=g^^^JL=======- — 1 * England Is oud jof the ted/States By Sir HENRY MORTIMER DURAND, British Ambassador at Wasliintfton __ - =* - I EARNESTLY assilre all Americans—Englishmen need no such assurance—that there is on our side NOTHING BL 1 GOOD WILL toward the United States. As I said when speaking on the subject at Washington a year or two ago, the feeling is strong in every class of our nation. The king has shown it consistently. The British aristocracy has shown it in a very PRACTICAL manner. A not inconsiderable part of the rising generation has American blood in its veins, and if things go on as .the' are doing it really looks ns if we should see before long the British people equipped with an American nobility. As to the mass of our people, they are and I believe ALWAYS HAVE BEEN well dis posed to America. We have had our fraternal quarrels, but nevertheless the GEN ERAL feeling on the Englifh side has on the whole been one of good will throughout. It has been well said by one of the distinguished -men who represent Massachusetts in the senate that friendship between the two nations is NATURAL, not only by the common speech, hopes, beliefs and ideals, but by the much stronger ties of real inter ests, while enmity is unnatural and CAN BE CREATED ONLY 13 AT T? TPTT'fYPT' When I was an ambassador in Europe I used to hear a great deal about what was called the Anglo-Saxon league. It seemed to be a fixed idea in the minds of many people that continental Europe was threatened by a great danger, the danger of an alliance between Amer ica and England. Well, I do not mind saying that no such alliance exists OR IS CONTEMPLATED. The United States is quite strong enough to take care of itself, and so assuredly is the British empire. • It has been generally believed on this side of the water, and not without reason, that at the time of the Revolution England was the bitter enemy of Ajruerica, Trevelyan in his history of the American Revolution shows'.that the war was regarded as a civil war AND WAS THOROUGHLY UNPOPULAR. Whatever might be thought of the arguments by which the government upheld its right to tax the colonists, and on that matter there was room for differences of opinion, the ENGLISH PEOPLE did not wish to enforce the claim by war. Among English statesmen of that period the first three names were those of Pitt, Fox and Burke. ALL THREE OPPOSED THE WAR TO THE UTMOST. I can only say again that there is nothing but. good will in England toward the Unitqd States. There is something more even than good will. There is a feeling of kinship and of PRIDE IN OUR KIN SHIP. Wo are proud first of the British flag and of the free nations that gather around it. Their interests are our interests, and their people are our people.- ij BUT WE ARE PROUD, TOO, NOT ENVIOUS, OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY—PROUD, HEARTILY PROUD, OF THE STARS AND STRIPES. « I Warships and Universities By CHARLES J. BONAPARTE. Secretary of the Navy SIX men out of every 10,000 population in the United States are bound to naval service in the event of war, while in Eng land the proportion is a little more than 42 to 1.0,000, and IN FRANCE 47 to 10,000. The cost of the American navy in the last fiscal year was $110,889,713, or about $1.33 for each in habitant; that of England was $106,947,500, or a trifle more than $4 for each inhabitant, and France $70,000,000, or NEARLY $1.80 PER INHABITANT. An error I would note was recently expressed by a hostile newspa per when it referred to what it called “the vast treasure being ex pended upon a great navy.” The good that this treasure might do if devoted to the uses of peace is INCALCULABLE. Not infrequently the same sentiment takes the form of talk to the effect that the cost of a battleship would endow a university. A big nation without uni versities is not a great nation nowadays, and a big nation without bat tleships is STILL LESS of a great nation. BOTH HAVE WORK TO DO, AND UNIVERSITIES CAN NO MORE DO THE WORK OF BATTLESHIPS THAN BATTLESHIPS CAN DO THE WORK OF UNIVERSITIES. Supervise Private Banks , By Attorney General STEAD of Illinois eVERY unlawful scheme through which bank depositors are defrauded or the public is wronged tends to WEAKEN CONFIDENCE, and every failure more or less affects it Branch banking in every form and under whatever pretense should be EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. Since I have been in office several attempts have been made to inaugurate branch banking. Tho question is one which has never been passed upon by our supreme court. Until the question is -passed upon by our supreme court branch banking, in so far as I am able to do it, will be prohibited. PRIVATE BANKS SHOULD BE PLACED UNDER STATE SUPER. VI8ION. THE RIGHT IS UNQUESTIONED. Our supreme court in a number of cases has held that the business of a banker, like that of an innkeeper or common carrier, is affected with the public interest and therefore subject to PUBLIC REGU The principles of banking are the sUc in a private hank as they are in a national or state bank. If any gW reason exist* why a hank owned and conducted-by a private individual should notbe required to publish a statement of its condition andfcuBMlIT ITSELF TO EXAMINATION, the same as a national J state bank, I have never ItHK it I READ THE EVEK1&