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Jesse L. Lasky Presents the Celebrated English Actor
Mr. Tyrone Pôwer
In the famous society comedy drama
A play of gorgeous gowns, fashion and mode
Animated Weekiy ana Other film Plays
Evening Performances Start at 7 P. M.
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\ction Against Central Rail
road Company as Result ot
Collision Here on Jan. 12.
Special to the EVENING NEWS.
New Brunswick, May 12.—Action
to recover damages for the loss ol
in automobile and injuries sustained
in a collision that occurred Januarj
12, was brought this afternoon bj
William Foster Tyrrell, of Pertl
Amboy, against the Central Railroac
Company of New Jersey in the su
preme court here.
William A. Spencer, of Beekmar
& Spencer, opened the case for Tyr
rell, whose six cylinder Studebakei
was destroyed when struck by a Cen
tral railroad locomotive at the New
Brunswick avenue crossing. The
plaintiff maintained that the gates ai
the crossing were up. that no whistle
was blown, or no bell sounded. The
car, it was said, was purchased fron:
the Van Svckle Company in Pertl:
Amboy only a short time before the
accident and was valued at $1,225
Tyrrell, who was riding with hi!
brother, sustained injuries to his lef:
side necessitating seven or eigh
days in bed.
Attorneys -Miller and Holmes rep
resented the railroad company, atu
the former declared that the whistli
of the locomotive had been blowi
and that although the gates wei<
up, the driver of the car was negli
gent in not heeding the signal of ι
watchman, who waved a red lauteri
as a warning of the approach ini
The following jurors are hearin;
tlie case: George Byrne, New Bruns
wick; Fred Hart, Jr., New Bruns
wick; Frank O. Nelson, New Mar
ket; Harry Lesisen, Metuchen; W
G. Suedeker, Plainsboro; A. H. Sut
ton, Woodbridge; Edward Britton
New Brunswick; John Breen, Metu
chen: Abraham Cereghino, Nev
Brunswick; John Dahmer, Nev
Brunswick; Michael Lautenberg
New Brunswick, and Andrew York
Nature Generous to Swallow.
The swallow has a larger month il
proportion to its size than any othe
Would Stop Trade With Ger
mans at Once, Colonel Says
in Syracuse, New York.
Syracuse, Ν. Y.. May 12.—Theodore
Roosevelt demands of the government
of the United States that It forthwith
I forbid all commerce with Germany and
permit and encourage commerce of any
sort with the allies.
He gave out a atatement which vir
tually ridiculed the attitude of Presi
dent Wilson as the president's attitude
seemed imrlied to blm by the Philadel
phia ejieech. He asserted that a blood
and iron policy cannot be met by a
milk and water policy and that such
theories as were enunciated by the
president would make the United State»
as impotent as China.
Colonel Roosevelt insisted that the
firm assertion of our national rights
would not mean war with Germany,
but be promptly added, "There are
things worse than war." He repeated
his charge that Germany is murdering
on an enormous scale and that the time
has come for the United States to stop
the slaughter of American men, wo
men and babies. When his attention
was called to the text of President Wil
son's speech In Philadelphia, Colonel
Roosevelt put his linger on one para
graph of the speech and read it aloud:
"There Is such a thing as a man be
ing too proud to tight. There is such
a thing as a nation being so right that
It does not need to convince others by
force that it is right."
"And now." continued the ex-presi
dent, "I want to say exactly this; I
think that.China Is entitled to draw
all the comfort she can from this state
ment. And It would be well for the
United States to ponder seriously what
the effect upon China has been of
managing her foreign affairs during
the last fifteen years, under the theory
thus enunciated.
"X very earnestly hope that we will
act promptly. The proper time for
deliberation was prior to sending the
message that our government would
nold Germany to 'a strict account
ability" If Germany did the thing
which she has now actually done."
(Continued from page 1.)
hoped, too, that the public on second
, thought ruay not be as Insistent for
. vigorous demands as would be the
case if the note were dispatched im
The purpose of the president and
his advisers Is to present a note to
: Germany which will satisfy the self
■ respect of the United States, bring the
' German government to a realization
of the character of the campaign that
it is making against neutrals on the
high seas and at the same time fall
^ short of furnishing an actual anise for
r Avar.
Uncle Sam Must Be Careful
to Bar the Unfit.
r Washington. — Eternal vigilance Is
needed on the part of the immigration
' department in restricting the number
of unfit immigrants trying to enter this
country, Although immigration has
had a tremendous drop, paupers, in
sane, epileptic and feeble minded per
sons, professional beggars, those likely
to become a public charge, contract la
borers, assisted aliens, those living on
Immorality and others debarred from
entering this country still seem to be
emigrating, though probably In smaller
Last year 33,041 individuals were re
fused entrance to this country, a pro
portion to the total number of aliens
(immigrant and nonimmigrant) landing
of 2.3 per cent, while for the half year
ending January, 1915, 15,208 were de
i barred, being 5.1 per cent of the total
Immigration during that time.
Of those trying to enter during the
last six months 240 were idiots, lmbe
elles or feeble minded, G7 were Insane
or epileptic, 1,144 were suffering from
loathsome or dangerous contagious dis
eases, 0,809 were likely · to become l
public charge, 1,740 were contract la
borers, 344 were assisted aliens and 171
were coming for immoral purposes
Many people see in the fact that there
Is little reduction In the numbers of
the mentally, physically and morally
unlit who are attempting to enter this
country an indication of what may be
expected in the near future. At the
end of the war Europe will try to keep
its strong, ita ablebodied and its healthy
Individuals, while enormous financial
, burdens will probably induce a marked
tendency toward emigration, actively
encouraged perhaps, of those who are
apt to become a burden on the state
Such problems as far as possible will
be shifted to other shoulders through
& process of emigration. Only strin
gent regulations on the part of the
American government and extraordi
nary efficiency in its Immigration serv
ice will prevent such an unloading of
the unfit upon the shoulders of Cnele
Merely a Hint.
Evelyn had been instructed by her
mother not to ask anyone for a penny.
A week ago Evelyn was visiting her
I aunt, and as her aunt opened her
purse to take a nickel to use in the
telephone Evelyn, shyly glancing in
the purse and seeing one lone penny,
remarked that she thought pennies
were such a nuisance in a big lady's
Special to the Κ t'B.V/.VO NEWS.
Keyport, May 12.—Three of the
large sheds of the Cliff wood Brick
Company took fire yesterday morn-'
ing at about 10:30 o'clock, two burn
ing completely before any help could
arrive. Those near the scene of the
fire helped to fight the blaze with
pails of water until other help could
be obtained. In order to attract the
attention of others the whistles of
the company were blown for help.
The third shed was partly demolish
ed. It is not known how the blaze
originated, although the sheds are
along side of the railroad tracks.
Suit Involved Removal of
Stafford House from State
Street to King Street Here.
Special to the EVENING NEWS.
New Brunswick, May 12:—Actions
of Charle9 F. Welker and John H.
Dayton and others against Mrs.
Helen F. Stafford and others, of
Perth Amboy, have been ended by
directed verdicts given after agree
ments had been reached between the
interested attorneys yesterday after
noon. The action of Charles F.
Welker against Mrs. Stafford was set
tled by adjustment whereby a verdict
for $3,200 was given without costs
and Interest. The case was halted
abruptly and the lawyers agreed up
on a verdict, which Judge Lloyd
directed the jury to return. It was
understood that this verdict should
not have priority over a mortgage of
$1,500 involved in Mrs. Stafford's
The witnesses called by the plain
tiff were Carrie A. Welker, Ernest
Livingston, John H. Dayton and
Peter Hanson. The defendant, Mrs.
Stafford, was formerly a resident of
Perth Amboy, but she is now an in
mate of a hospital for the Insane at
Central Slip, Ν. Y. The suit involved
the removal of the former Stafford
residence from State street to King
street to make room for the new
Ditmas theatre in Perth Amboy. Mr.
Welker, a contractor, claimed by out
side witnesses that $3,882.38 was due
him under a contract.
John H. Dayton and others claimed
a sum for the preparing of plans and
specifications for building work for
Mrs. Stafford in Perth Amboy. Under
an agreement a verdict for $80 in
favor of the plaintiffs was directed.
This was also given without court
fees and interest.
(Continued from page 1.)
Engineers declared that by the de
pression method difficulty would be
encountered with draining the track
ditch and with extending city sewers
east of the tracks. In event depres
sion was decided upon, they declared
i it would practically become neces
sary to build a special sewer from
Washington street southerly along
the westerly side of the Central
tracks to the river at a cost of about
$50,000. Alderman Chris Jorgen
sen expressed himself as being in
favor of depression of tracks. He
wanted some relief furnished for
Hall avenue. Other aldermen and
engineers declared that this could
not be demanded under the present
procedure, as that crossing was not
included among those for which a
change of grade has been petitioned.
Engineers informed the city fath
ers that if the city submitted a plan
most favorable to the utility commis
sioners and to the railroads, it
might jump in and get relief ahead
of Elizabeth. The engineers declar
ed that the city of Elizabeth had
asked that grade changing there be
stopped for the time being on ac
count of lack of funds.
Jackson E. Reynolds, counsel for
the Central Railroad of New Jersey,
has concurred In the utility commis
sion's findings that conditions at
Elizabeth are worse than in this city.
"We are ready to proceed as tfie
perplexities of the situation will per
mit." declared Mr. Reynolds, and he
described these as including the ad
ditional purchase of land, and the
financing of the work. With the
erection of a new bridge over
Newark bay and the elimination of
Perth Am boy grade crossings, which
the commission has already taken
steps to bring about, the Central
will be called upon to spend $10,
000,000 iu the near future. The
railroad's capital stock is only $27,
Mr. Reynolds urged the commis
sion not to order that the Elizabeth
and Perth Aruboy work be carried on
simultaneously, and pointed out that
tiie insistence of the War Depart
ment with the demands of naviga
tion, made it impossible to delay the
Newark bay improvement longer.
That work alone would mean an ex
penditure of $4,000,000, as a modern
concrete and masonry span will be
Special tu the Ε VENIN a NEWS.
Woodbridge, May 12..—Mrs. Wal
ter J. Auten, of Edgar's Hill, gave
a birthday party yesterday for hei
daughter Martha, who celebrated her
third birthday. The little guests in
cluded Mary Heckman of Sewaren
Antoinette Freeman of Railway
Jane Anderson of South Orange
Dorothy Prall, Jane Dunne, Adelaide
Auten, Eleanor and Ruth Moran ant
Anna Desmond of Woodbridge. The
table decorations were in pink af
were the kupie favors. The chiei
attraction was the ,pink and white
May pole. A dainty little birthdaj
supper was served.
"Hair of the Dog·"
When a man is debilitated from the
effects of the previbus night's debauch
he is frequently counseled to take "a
hair of the dog that bit htm," the
meaning being that he should take a
little of the same kind of liquor that
had upset him. The saying is a rem
nant of an old superstitious belief that
the burnt hair of a dog was an anti
dote against the ill effect* of intox
Local Past Chief Ranger Made
Grand Senior Woodward at
Convention in Elizabeth.
Martin F. Ryan, a past chiePrang
er of Court Amboy, No. 58, Foresters
of America, of this city, was yester
day honored at the twenty-flfth an
nual session of the Grand Court of
Foresters of America of the state of
New Jersey, held at Elizabeth, by
being elected grand senior woodward
of the state. Mr. Ryan during the
Martin F. Ryan.
past year held the position of grand
auditor and his selection to the new
grand court office is met with the ap
proval of Foresters all over the state.
In his selection to the office yes
terday, Mr. Ryan advanced five
chairs. He became a Forester in
1906 when he joined Court Amboy.
Starting with a minor office he soon
became chief ranger by hard work
and later was made district deputy
grand chief ranger of Middlesex
county. This new office will compel
him to travel throughout the state
and also to travel across the conti
nent to San Francisco to the national
convention to be held in August. He
is also a past president of the Ma
rion Athletic Club, past master of the
Woodchopper Association and a
member of the Knights of Columbus.
The convention, which was held at
St. Michael's hall, Elizabeth, was at
tended by more than 500 Foresters
from all parts of the state. One of
the questions passed at the conven
tion requires every member of the
order to be an American citizen from
now on. Resolutions of encourage
ment to President Wilson in the
Lusitania crisis were passed and
telegrams sent to him at •Washing
Minnie J. Reynolds, secretary of
the Woman's Political Union of New
Jersey, made an address before the
convention. The parade last night
that closed the convention was par
ticipated in by more than 2,000 For
esters from all parts of the state.
Perth Amboy Foresters, who were
joined by neighboring courts, to the
number of 300, that left here by
special train, headed the parade that
marched through <■ the streets of
Elizabeth. They were led by Past
Chief Ranger John Beatty as marshal
of the local division, and the Good
will Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps.
Each Forester carried an American
flag. After the parade the members
from here attended the Foresters
ball and did not arrive home until 1
o'clock this morning. The delegates
from this city were P. F. Manton,
Thomas Lucas, Charles Jacobson,
Edward C. Smith and Louis Ludvig
son, of Court Amboy; John Beatty.
Frank Beatty and Frank Rhodes, of
Court Standard. The present depu
ties are Supervising Deputy, P. F.
Manton, deputy to Court Standard,
Edward C. Smith, and deputy to
Court Amboy, John Beatty. The
grand court officers elected are as
follows: Grand chief ranger, W.
Howard Jeffrey, of Toms River;
grand sub chief ranger, Francis H.
Radley, of West Hoboken; grand
treasurer, Herman B. Schaefer, of
Newark; grand secretary, W. L.
Jobes, of Hoboken; grand recording
secretary, Julius Radke, of Newark;
grand lecturer, John J. Grogan, of
West New York; grand senior wood
ward, Martin F. Ryan, of this city;
grand junior woodward, David Glad
ney, of New Brunswick; grand senior
beadle, Dr. F. Moran, of Fairview;
grand junior beadle, Robert H. Finn,
of Passaic; grand trustees, Thomas
Cramer, of Fairville, Eugene Dotto,
of Newark, Richard Fielder, of En
glewood, and John J. Mueller, of
Guttenberg; grand auditors, H. D.
McHorney, William E. King, John
What is bound to prove a pleasing
program has been outlined by the
Board of Trade and the officials of
the Industrial Baseball League for
the smoker that is to celebrate the
opening of the league in Washington
hall Friday night. An address will
be made by John Pfeiffer, president
of the Board of Trade. The pianist
will be Kenneth Solt, and other en
tertainers will be Frank McCormick,
John Triggs, Eugene Çird, Thomas
Cougliliu, Peter Larsen and A. H.
Special ta the EYENIXQ NEWS.
New Brunswick, May 12.—James
A. Manning, a popular local shoe
dealer, of 105 Church street, has
gone Into bankruptcy. He was for
merly manager of the local store ol
the Waldorf Shoe Company, and
later assumed the company's (busi
ness. He purchased the entire
stock and good will, and had beer
successful, it was considered. A
trustee will be appointed on May 27
at the office of Referee Adrian
Lyon, of Perth Amboy. Mr. Man
ning's assets are given at $1,393.57
and his liabilities at $2,746.40. Mr
Manning is well known in basebal!
circles, as he was one of the leader:
in tbfe company which developed
Amusement Park in thie city and en
gaged Dave DrlecoU'e team for exhl
bit ions there.
Traffic Officer Tonnesen warned a
number of autoists yesterday con
cerning violations of the new motor
laws. One of the new laws, which
the patrolman found motorists were
wont to disobey was that which pro
vides that automobiles shall not be
allowed to stand within ten feet of
a street intersection or a fire plug.
Another warning which the traffic
officer found necessary to give again
and again was in connection with
bicycles. The new laws provide
that bicycles shall have a signal ap
paratus attached which may be heard
200 feet. The officer found that
many of the bicycles iave signal ap
paratus, which make but feeble
About this time every year, as the
warm weather approaches, every one
asks the question, "What shall we do
tonight; where can we go and have
a good time, and do it within our
means?" Eugene J. Murphy makes
this question easy to answer by giv
ing to Perth Amboy the best, the
cleanest and brightest form of
amusement and education ever de
Is there anything any more pleas
ant than to go to the theatre, partic
ularly a theatre that is well kept,
well ventilated, bright, airy and com
fortable. Is there a cleaner, better
form of amusement than a good play
produced properly and within the
reach of all pocketbooks? Mr. Mur
phy's experience with stock has
taught him that the American public
wants plays that are not alone amus
ing, but those that are clean arid edu
cational as well. Bearing this in
mind Mr. Murphy has chosen only
such plays that are endorsed by the
press and clergy. In picking "The
Little Lost Sister" for the third play
to be produced by the Majestic Stock
Company, he feels that he has chosen
something that is away from the
ordinary drama in Its construction
and in its worth.
The attraction at the Ditmas today
and tomorrow will be another
Paramount Picture when Dan
iel Frohman presents the distin
guished English ^ctor, Tyrone
Power in the tamous society comedy
drama, "Aristocracy," written by
the celebrated playwright Bronson
Howard. The programs now being
offered at the Ditmas are the very
pick of the greatest studios of the
world and are the same photo plays
with the same big stars that are seen
at the Strand and Broadway thea
tre» in New York city. The value
of the Paramount franchise in a city
is easily understood when the facta
leaked out that the New York Thea
tre, running independent features, of
fered the Strand Theatre a bonus
of twenty thousand dollars If they
would allow them to run the Para
mount pictures thirty days after
Also the largest theatre in New
York city, which is now running pic
tures, has bent every effort to ob
tain the Paramount pictures, but the
Paramount corporation protects its
exhibitors and no one is allowed to
show Paramount pictures in a town
or certain zone which is controlled
by the regular Paramount exhibitor.
Tho Ditmas lias the Paramount fran
chise for this city and the program
now being offered is presented to
Ditmas patrons exclusively. It Is an
interesting fact to know that the
largest and best theatres in the coun
try are now showing Paramount
As an extra added attraction to
morrow the Ditmas will present the
funniest of all film comedians,
Charles Chaplin, in a merry comedy
filled to overflowing with furious fun
and laugh producing scenes. The
Ditmas management also announce
that next Monday and Tuesday they
will Introduce the Paramount Travel
series through South America. The
trip starts at New York and covers
every principal point of interest in
South America.
COUNIHAN & SHANNON, Proprietor* and Manage»
And all this week, Matinees Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday
The Season's Hit- The Play of the Age
Presented by New jersey's Foremost Permanent Stock
Cast including Lynne Yoder, Dorothy Beardsley, Eugene J. Murphy
and Sniythe Wallace.
Complete Scenic Productions
Pnnuhr Drinno Matinees 10-20c. Bo* Seats 50c.
rUjJuldl niuCo Evenings 10-20-30c Box Seats 50c.
Seats on Sale Order your seats now. Phone 60
Furniture used for this Production through courtesy of Albert
Leon. Electrical effects, Perth Amboy Lighting Co. Sporting
Goods from Louis Kreezer.
See The Battleships
Leave City Steamboat Dock
FRIDAY, MAY 13th, 1915
AT 9:00 A. IVI.
The most wonderful display of fighting vessels ever seen in N'ew
York Harbor. The Steamer "KEANSBURG" will review the entire
fleet, returning in the evening.
FARE, Children and Adults, - 50c
I Extra! Extra! Extra!
ψ. Big failure of the Wheat Firm of Curtis Jawdin.
k Full Particulars of the Story
W The Home of Quality Photo Plays,
^ with Wilton Lackaye
and All Star Support, In
in 5 Acts.
Continuous 2 to 10:30
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388 New Brunswick Ave.
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Our new and up to date spring cloth
lag is ready. Soma big bargains are
offered. All kinds of clothing bought
aud «old. STERN BEOS., 338 SiaitU
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