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«J?akliehed daily except Sunday by th< PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS COM ΡΑΝΎ, 284 State St., Perth Amboy, Nen Jersey. Phone 400. J. LOGAN CLEVENGBR - - - - Bdltoi D. P. OLMSTEAD - - Busine·· Manage) Subscription Prie·—By mall, one month BO cent·; one year, $6.00. Delivered bj carrier—12 cent· a week. BRANCH OFFICES: I^EW YORK—F. R. Northruj». ttl Flft! Avenue. CHICAGO—Suite 1110, Aeeoclatlon Building THE EVENING NEWS le a member ol the American Newspaper Publisher·' Aeeo clatlon, Audit Bureau of Circulation, an<! of the United Pre·· Association·. Entered at this Perth Amboy Poet Cf· flee as Second Class Matter. PERTH AMBOV ACEMAKING CIT I Population 40,000. 28 miles from New York. Tax rate 2.60. On ritaten Island Sound, at the moutfi ft the Rarltan River and at the head »f Rarltan Bay, Ocean steamers can dock In from 13 lo 40 feet of water. Channel 21 feet deep at low water leading up from Bandy Hook. Dally steamer service to New York. Four railroads—tht Pennsylvania, Cen tral Railroad of Ν'β,ν Jersey, l^ehlgh Valley and tho Btaten Island Rapid rranelt. Branches running In all direc tions, affording almost an unlimited pumber of excellent factory sites. Has two telegraph and two telephone companies. Electric light and gas companlea Federal postoftlce building. Public Library. • 120,000 Y. M. C. A. Ten gra.nmar school· and one high pchool which Is on tho approved list of ftll the leading universities in the coun try, four parochial schools and a busi ness college. Churches of all denomination·. City Hospital. Municipal electrlo light and wa'er works. Prominent center tor trolley to all parts of the stat·. Richest clay deposits In the country In the immediate vicinity. Splendid theatrical advantage·. Some of the lending industries are: American Smelting & Refining Company'· smelter; Rarltan Copper Works refinery; Barber Asphalt Works; United Lead Work·; United States Cartridge Co.; American Encaustic Tiling Co., Ltd.; C. Pardee Steel and Tile Works; Atlantic Terra Cotta Co.; Federal Terra Cotta Co.; Now Jersey Terra Cotta Co.; three plants of the National Flreproofing Co., and other similar Industries within the Immediate vicinity; Ceramic Works; Chesebrough Vaseline Work:·; Marcy Stove Works; two dry dock companies, together with shipyards p.id marine rail ways; Standard Underground Cable Company; Rocssler & Hasslacher Chem ical Works; Bakellte manufacturing concern; Castles' ice cream plant; win dow shnde and cigar factories; cement stone works; coal «hipping piers; hand kerchief factory; «•hnmlcal laboratories; machine shops and Vron foundries. But the right la more precious than ^ficncc, urn! wo ε!.all flght for thy tilings which wc liave always carried nearest our hear is—[or democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to linve a voice hi their own goveriiients, for the rights and liber ties of email nations, for η universal dominion of riglu by such a concei t of free peoples us shall bring pcacc and eufety to ulli nations and make the world Itself at last free. To such u tu.sk we can dedicate our lives und our fortunes, everything that we ure and everything that jve have, with the pride of those who know Uiat the "day lias come when America is privileged to spend Iter blood and her might for tho prlncl STATK CONTROL· OP BRIDGE The Hoard of Aldermen havo good reason to be anxious about tho bridge over the Harltan river between tli· Amboys. They are right when thej point out that the cost of η new Btructure would not exceed tho près ent expense of maintenance. It If also true that It Is unfair to expeel the people of Perth Amboy and Middlesex county to bear tills entire burden. Not ono-quarter of tho traffic that goes over this bridge Is local traffic. Tho tremendous wear on the structure that causes so much ex '· pense Is due to the autolsts from Now Vork and tho northern part of the state, the heavy trucks from the larger cities being particularly do ^^lîut In urging the State TRghwaj Commission to tuko over tho bridge as α part of that section of the state highway system known as route No 4, Is not something being urged thai la already provided for? Tho law passed by tho last legislature plalnl} states that bridges along tho describ ed routes aro Included In tho state highway system. Routo No. 4 ex tends from Itahway through the Aniboys to Keyport, Red Rank, and all along the coast from Rong Rrancli to Absecon. Tills Is tho one route inspected by Col. Qoothals before ht was called to Washington to super Vise the building of tho merchant slûps for the government. It will be remembered that ho paid partlculai attention to the Amboy bridge when ho made that trip. No doubt, being tho thorough engineer that he Is, hf realized at once that nothing short ο rebuilding would do as far as this bridge was concorned. And wher Col. Goethals builds something It 1: built to be permanent. Something deflnlto would doubtlesf have been done before this In regard to routo No. 4, including tho Amboj bridge, were It not for the fact tha eome short-sighted persons In New ark have seen fit to attack tho law In the courts, claiming that because none of tho fifteen million dollars which tjie law provides shall be raised by a state tax, Is to bo spent ir 'lhat city, the people of Nowari ■hould not. have to pay tho tax. Ru taking route No. 4 as a whole, It li •afe to any that more Newarkers usi It than do tho residents living alonf any one section of It. Until this litigation Is settled n< progress can be made. As soon a: the courts have rendered R decislor there Is reason to believe that route Ko. 4 will be the first one to be taker |»ver by the state. At the same tluub Bo harm can b< done In stirring up the matter as far as the bridge Is concerned, especially now that the structure has had pub lic attention focused upon It because of the recent delays In making re pairs. All of the municipalities of Middlesex county ought to Join with Perth Amboy gladly In bringing the matter before the State Highway Commission. The bridge, today, Is a heavy burden upon every taxpayer In the county. As for Perth Amboy, the taxpayers here have a double burden In the upkeep of the bridge. Besides paying our share of the county expense In maintaining the county's part of the bridge, Perth Amboy alone has to stand the ex pense of maintaining the northern approach for a considerable distance. Both the city and county have about reached the limit In expendi tures to keep the bridge fit for travel, but In spite of large amounts spent annually, the bridge Is deteriorating so rapidly that unless the state soon takes charge, It will have to be closed. A rebuilding by Middlesex county and Perth Amboy is simply out of the question. AT THE HOTiE-IN-THE-WAMj Tho "hqile-ln-the-waH" came In for its full share of the trafllo yesterday. The PeAisylvanla Railroad Company has carried out its threat of shutting off its prlvato right of way, but this road had been practically abandoned anyway because of Its deplorable condition. The result was there was a congestion at the "hole-in-the wall" that held up some autoists for an hour or more. While hundreds of tourists took the route over the hill through Mechanlcsville, and hundreds of others made the long detour around New Brunewick, the congestion at the "hole" did not seem to be re lieved very much. While a week ago last Sunday the repairs on the county bridge caused universal complaint by the autoists, that was easy compared with the condition at the "hole-in the-wall" yesterday. South Amboy Is certainly gaining a wonderful reputation everywhere for her Indifference In this matter, and through her indifference she is dragging the wholo county of Mid dlesex into disrepute, particularly as we have a Board of Freeholders who prefer to listen to a certain element in South Amboy rather than to the people of the rest of the county. It is pretty generally known that when this route is taken over by tho State Highway System tho "hole-in the-wall" will bo Ignored entirely, and the road will continue straight up the hill from the bridge going entirely around South Amboy. But as long as the statu hishwav evstem ^^^Mj^^^Kcularly at the "hole-in will continue. TIIIO WRONG PLACE The highhanded manner In which Secretary of War Baker Is dofying both congress and the constitution lr. the matter of censoring the news is something that greatly concerns every American citizen. For a month or more coagress discussed tho ques tion of whether or not a censorship clause should be included In tho espionage bill that was recently en acted. After tho most exhaustive de bate it was decided by the lawmaking body, made up of the representatives of tho people, that there should bo no censorship by tho government officials, leaving it to existing laws for tho punishment of any newspaper that was found giving aid to tbo enemy. The newspapers themselves have voluntarily fixed α censorship on all news concerning army and navy movements, as well as the arrival or departure of all vessels, and so thor oughly has this censorship been maintained that it has called forth tho thanks of tho government offi cials for tho cooperation thus render ed. Yet, In spito of tho fact that not Is held up in tlio c of South Amboy county on tlio.. su u. iiuwuiiajicj (iKuitnuvu u iiuu uuuui tho sailing of tho American troops to France, thus keeping the American public absolutely in the dark regard ing: tho expedition to Europe until the men had actually arrived on the other side, tho Germans were able to secure all tho Information they want I ed, and not only concentrated a large ileet of submarines for the express purpose of sinking our transports to make a great slaughter, but know exactly where and when tho trans ports were to bo found in the broad Atlantic, Even If the newspapers of America had been filled with stories regarding tho sailing of troops, we doubt if thero was α nowspaper any where that knew what course the transports would take when crossing the Atlantic, and at what point tho fleet would be met by tho destroyers from the other side, to be escorted through the danger zone. Yet the Germans knew all this in time to not only concentrate their submarino fleet, but to station them in the Atlantic, far out beyond the barred zone and to bring on their attack at night when the transports and their convoy were at the greatest ι disadvantage. It was not due to the ι censorship of the news on the part of tho American newspaper» that the first American army arrived safely in Europe, but to the excellent marks mensliip of tho American gunners on board the fleet that convoyed the army transports. This being true, the action of Becretary of War Baker in ordering that all newspaper dispatch·· from the other side be forwarded to "Wash ington, there to be held up at the War Department for censorship be fore being given out for publication, Is like the dog barking at the moon. If the officials at Washington would show aa much oonoern in running down the German spies and prevent ing leaks In their own departments as they do regarding the news to 1>β published by the newspapers, per haps a great deal more would be ac complished in preventing the enemy In securing the Information that has caused so much uneasiness here. Secretary of War Baker seems to be working on the principle that when he desires ft law giving him permission to do a certain thing he appeals to congress for Its passage. If It falls to pass, he does It anyway. Such disregard for the American people, even in the oase of emer gency, Is not conducive to good gov ernment. To infer that the newspapers are the sole source of Information for the German spies is to believe that the German secret service in America Is limited In Its expense fund to a cent a day for a newspaper, and that Its agents are powerless to learn any thing about the movement of Amer ican troops unless they read about It In the newspapers. As the New York Times well puts it this morning, "let the government cease pottering about the devisement of new rules to keep the newspapers from printing news that Germany knows already or does not care to know; but let It begin at once to exercise a real censorship, a man size censorship, a censorship that means business, over the source from which Germany does get her news." It is a well known fact that cable messages In code are freely sent to Kurope today, and also code mes "■** " - -Τ Ν —' —' * - sages aro forwarded to Mexico and to South America, where it Is a simple matter to forward them by wireless to Germany. If the govern ment will exercise as much vigor toward curbing theso sources of like ly Information for Germany, as It does in trying to prevent the Ameri can people learning α little something about what is going on In the war, it will come a great doal nearer afford ing protection to the American forces that is so necessary at this time. 15 Today We Celebrate BIKTH OP "SEIiF DEFENSE" Tills day marks the anniversary of (ho birth ; of John Broughton, tho father^^^boxing. It was he who rules covering: conduct fought according Tottcn he 'S^Wi "combat with closer! flsts" seems to have followed tho decline of sword combat In the reign of George I. Broughton was born on July 6, 1704, and aftor he had Introduced boxing opened his booth to all comers, ho being tho challenger. His most nota ble patron, after he had become champion, a title which he held for eighteen years, was the Duke of Cumberland, the King's Bon. The latter once took Broughton with him on a Journey to the continent and with him visited Berlin. The grena dier guards were the pride of tho Prussian oourt. They were all pick ed men of -great stature. The Duke and Broughton were watching them march by one day when tho former asked the pugilist what he thought of "any of those follows for a set-to." Broughton Is said to have answered that he would be willing to fight the whole regiment, If he were only al lowed a breakfast botween each two battles. Ho was at the very height of his reputation when one flay he fell into a quarrel with a butcher, named Slack, who challenged him to a bout. The champion and his whole following regarded Slack with con tempt and when the betting com menced the odds were ten to one In favor of Broughton. But Slack didn't bear out his name. Early In the fight ho managed to land a blow between Broughton's eyes, which blinded the champion temporarily. That sealed the champion's doom. The fight lust ed fourteen minutes and at the end of that time Broughton was "finished." The Duke ol Cumberland, it Is said, lost thousands on the match, while Slack won six hundred pounds. Broughton lived on In obscurity, but in comparative affluence, for thirty nine years. He died on January 8, 1789. Daily Horoscope Friday, July 0, 1917. (Coiorlght, 1917, by tho McCluri Newspaper Syndicate.) Thlh Is an unfortunate day, accord ing to astrology, since Saturn, Venus, Neptune and Uranus are all advorsc Jupiter is in strongly beneflo aspect It is read as a most unfavorable rule for women. Both business and domes tic affairs aro subject to a sway mak ing for misunderstanding and disap pointment. The planets, which long have pre saged an access of romance, contlnu< to promise many love affaire and « general rovival of sentlmantal interest which will affect persons of all class es and all ages. This is α menacing day for the agei and for all who are not actively en gaged in constructive work for it ii conducive to despondency and ever despair. Suicides are likely to be more num erous than ever before. This la not an auspicious govern, ment of the stare for farmers, wh< may expect unseasonable weather, un usual storms and in certain paru ο: the country plagues of Insects. Jupiter Is in a place promlslnt enormous benefits to merchants anî manufacturers. President Wilson's stars show thai in August there will be a change oi some sort in public sentiment thai will mean much to him. Fame for college men and women so long foretold, seems Imminent an< it will come through public «ervlc< of an unusual sort. Prophets of the present day wari against the new forms which greet will assume. Desire for places "rule* by the sun" may cost many llvei and much money, they declare. Children born on this day may no be successful in business, as thee· subjects of cancer are ruled malnl; by the moon and ar· likely to b< unstable in their alms. Bits of By-Play By LUKE McLUK® Copyright 181 β. the Cincinnati enquirer. Police! The weary sailor heaved α elgh And he said: "Hully, gee! While I do not get seasick, 1 Sure get sick of the sea." Mercy 1 The Boston man In the dry town was very thirsty and needed a drink, So he approached a native and saldi "I bos your pardon, sir, but coula you direct me to some establishment In which the proprietor has a pig that Is afflicted with defective vision J" Oh! Borne men are built one way and «orne another. But what we started to say was that HI Stern has a drj cleaning establishment In Springfield, Ohio. Fooey I He is a bad egg; oh, so bad I I speak of Ignatz Weotlng; But this will not prevent this lad From getting a good beating. Paw Knows Everything. Willie—Paw, what Is & normal woman? Paw—One who can look at nnotbei woman's dress for two seconds, and describe It for two hours, my son. Maw—Willie, you go and take a walk. Bctcha! Wins Quick, of Prairie, du Chien, Wis., wants to know If we will bacll him In a poker game In the Club. Strange. A coarse girl Is this Mary Mind, She paints up to look dollish | And, though her shoes are always shlned, X know that she lacks polish. Firms Is Firms. Brine, Bono & Bacon have a general merchandise store at Oilport, Penn. Surcl "Is It unlucky to have thlrteon for dinner?" asked the Old Fogy. "It sure Is with grub as high as It is now," replied the Grouch. Fast. Thore are a few friends In tWg broad land On whom you can depend; But look Into a mirror and You'll see your one best friend. Amen I (Houston Post.) Luke McLuke says no man Is ever as handsomo as he thinks he is. Then Lord have mercy on some of us. Gosh ! "Wo hate to give the Prohibitionists a chance to snicker. But the fact of the matter Is that there Is a saloon In Chicago, 111., on the windows of which Is painted the sign: "Hell's Place." John and Peter Hell rqp the estab lishment. praises. A lot of men do their hardest work on Sunday, when they ifo not get paid for It. Most any married woman can tell you that the human animal la the hardest to train. Some men want a lot of credit for being decent because they are Com pelled to do so by law. The man who has the thinnest ^ratch In the crowd knows that he Is the only man In the crowd who has the correct time. Mother Is often tempted to tell Father the truth. The truth being that j when Father doesn't smell like nlco ' tine he smells like old socks, ι If politics, religion and the weather were eliminated from their conversa tion some men wouldn't be able to say A word, , It hae Just about got so that a mod - err» \>oy toenfl mi&e V«Ht us much ( fuss over his first automobile as the ; old-fashioned boy used to over his first watoh. The average man would get mad If you eald that he was conceited. But average man Imagines that his opinion Is pulbllo opinion. Bong) (By Violet Leigh, the Sweet Singer of Eau Claire, Wis.) These are the hands of a woman olil( Shriveled and prelseless In death bo cold, Folded In silence across her breast. They havrf found the boom of endless rest Tliam! Dear Luke: The writer has been Π1 for nearly p. ywc. λ jrood friend sent lyour co'tumn to him cacn day. As time fuglted on, and Improvement wae 6eon, the old Doc took all the credit to I himself. But I know better. Nature ;and Bits of B1 Play effected the oure— Irving, New York City, Our Joo Miller Contest. Manny Peck claims that the oldoel Joke Is ono about the man who rushed Into the office of a mining expert In a big city and dumped a sack of oro on the desk. "How much gold Is there there," asked the man exoltedly. "None," replied the expert, "Thai stuff Is Iron pyrites, better known as fool's gold. It la worth about α dol lar a ton In carload lots." "Doggone my hide!" said the caller. "Fool's gold Is right. I found a lot of this stuff on α wldder's farm and I went and mar ried the wldder." Explained. "Oh, Pa, what makes the rivers run?" Asked little Willie BIngsi Said Pa: 'While I'm not sure, my son, I think It Is their springs." ■—Luke McLuke. "Quite rusty, then, the springe must be," Said little Wllllo Weeks) "If you'll examine them you'll see That they are full of creeks," —Newark Advocate. Names Is Names. I. M. Loohny lives at Pullman. Wash. Our Dally Special. Men With The Most Friends Use Them The Least. Luke McTjuko Says The trouble with having a cinch 1< that It Is so hard to get a sucker tc tako α bet on It. It Is different when he Is going tc take her to a Theatre. But a mar doesn't care how long It takes his wife to get ready If he Is going to take hei to Church. The contented man, who Is satisfied with the carde dealt him In the game of life, doesn't win many pots. A man never reallzee how trifling his personal needs are until he marrie! and has a few babies in the house. A woman's Idea of economy Is tc have her dresses cut higher at th< bottom and lower at the top. Discord Is when a man is slnglnt the praises of some other man. Har mony is when he Is singing youi Perth Amboy 20 years Ago July 5, 1897. After having been organized for five years for the purpose of building a theatre, the Junior Mechanics Build ing Association disbanded and placed on the market property which It own ed in 6mith street, opposite Hobart street. • · · Four local riders took part in the twenty-flve mile bicycle road race held In New Brunswick, the riders from here being Theodore Achenburg, Jor ge η Hanson, John Cunningham and Btacey Coutts. 28—ftarltan Coppev Work·. 24—Market and Sheridan Street* 26—Smith Street and Central R. R. 29—Market and First Streets. 17—Madison Ave. and Paterson St. 28—High and Lewis St·. tS—Smith and High Street· 16—New Brunswick Ave. and New Street 17—Bmlth and State Streets. 42—Atlantic Terra Cotta Work·. 48—Buckingham Ave. and Hartford Street 46—Commerce and Front Streets. 46—State and Washington Streets. 47—High >nd Washington Streets. 64—State St. and Buckingham Av«u 66—Parker 8t. and Pulaekl Ave. 66—Hall Ave. and Charles Street· 67—State and Wayne Street·. 68—Near United Lead Work·. 60—Maurer. 62—Washington and Ftmt Street·. 68—New Brunswick Ave. and Kim Street. 64—Smith Street and Wateon Avenue. 65—Commerce and State Street·. 72—Front and Smith Streets 78—Water and Gordon Street·. 74—Kearny Ave. and Gordon Street· 81—Brace and Hanson Avenues. 82—Smith and Herbert Streets. 88—Amboy Ave. and Washington Street* 84—Lehigh Ave. and Stanford Street· 86—Near City Hospital. 86—Cleveland and Brace Avenues. 87—Amboy and Hall Avenue* 92—Amboy Ave. and Inslee Street· (I—Lawrence and Francis Stroets. 04—Neville and Johnstone Street·. i - - Deposits in our Interest Department made on or before July 10th will draw Interest from July 1st. Rariian Trust Company 850-352 STATE STREET ΡΕΚΤΗ ΔΜΒΟΥ, Ν. J, 4% ON YOUR SAVINGS IIÉéS 11118 ϋ§ In A Case Of Great Emergency The Powerful Katrinka Was Sent For By The Village Plumber Whose Habit Was To Come When He Got Good And Ready (Copyright, 1917, by the "Vflneeior syndicate, Tnc.» Walt Masons Rippling Rhymes THE Wi ll SPIRIT The martial spirit's In the air, and keeps men's blood a-boll Jng; I run across It everywhere! for glory we are spoiling. We walk with military stride, becoming to the Jingo, and take a. sort of Wholesome pride in talking army lingo. The grocer's humming war like tunes, such airs as "Yankee Doodle," as he wraps up his bone, less prunes, to gain a little boodle. The plumber's thinking, as he plumb», of war, and he Is singing, "Oh, see, » the conquering hero come·, Red Bill's Angora bringing." The chef In glowing words repeats, while he stirs up the gravy, the story of the golden feats of heroes of our navy. The lawyer drops the points of law he's sched uled to unravel, and tells how his forefathers saw the Hessians soratchlng gravel. The pastor takes a martial text, α text that tref.ts «Λ ΥλΛTi"nig,· anû tttïis 'now Bûrffiy vexea If " BU éâTTt wleïcIW» gatllng. The baker, as he moulds his bread, in fancy predetermines what he will do with all his dead, when he has met the Germans, Peace always was a dream of mine, to which I still am partial, and yet It thrills my ancient spine to see the boys so martial. 6 Per Cent, or More on Your Money Buy Shares on our Small Payment Plan $ 1.00 paid each month for 77 luonthB brings you $ 100.00 $ 6.00 " " " " ° 11 " " $ 500.00 $10.00 n " " " '* " " " $1000.00 Should you need the money paid you can have it at any tima. Open Monday Evenings lor New Shares Modern Building & Loan Ass n. 868 STATE STREET ι 1 First National Bank Perth Amboy, Ν. J, Pays Interest in Special Department at Rate of Per Cent. Interest allowed on Commercial Accounts. Money transferred to all parts ot the world. A MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM. IJtder til· SopmUloB of tho United State· Government * You Can Buy Shares On Our Small Payment Plan 25c Per Week Earnings Past 10 Years Have Averaged 7^ Per Annum »jc Paid each week for 75 months brings you , $ 100.00 $1.35 " '· " « « « « " , 500.00 Î3.50 " " " " u « " " , 1000.00 Choose the amount you wish to pay and start your accumulation ot Old Age Insurance. Citizens Building & Loan Ass'n. 100-A Smith Street Not long ago a 10 Coot Classified Ad. lo the NEWS sold I a second liand automobile. Can you beat that?