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Today, Tomorrow and Saturday Lois Weber's Story Wonderful "THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE ? 9 With Lois Weber and Phillip Smalley A Magnificent Seven Part Picturization Which Is Hailed As One Of Miss Weber's Greatest Achievements SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION PERTH AMBO Y TODAY Three Reels of Local Pictures Embracing All New Subjects and Showing Our City As It Is Today, Socially, Scenically And Industrially Who Is Perth Amboy's Prettiest Bathing Girl? Matinees 5c and 10c Nights 10c and 15c Feature 'Some Songs of Bygone Days' HAVE YOU HEARD OE AVENEL? Sure—everybody lias—and as a most extraordinary feature, the Ditmas Theatre has purchased a valuable building lot 25 χ 100 from the Maple Realty Co., and will present this to some patron who witnesses the "Perth Amboy" Pictures, abso hitely free. Everyone lias au equal chance to acquire this lot valued at $250.00 in one of the fastest growing real estate additions in the county. ROYAL ΤΗ TODAY Vitagraph Day "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray" With the iaraous English Stars Sir George Alexander and Hilda Moore From start to finish one of the most thrilling soul-stirring stories ever presented on stage or scoren. ANIMATED WEEKLY SELECTED COMEDY TOMORROW AMERICA'S MAGNETIC STAR ALMA HAÎNLON in «'When You and I Were Young" A HEART INTEREST DRAMA 4. .Joining Monday, "THE FIGHTING TRAIL" wHC-Mevep- τ see a millow .dispv-^yiktq λ lARGe rocl op bih-s LiKe that im a Purav.»c pcace for rwe pur Pose or impressing -j— evenroow, ι ; Grab ths. u»ai> λ no 1 Meup THe ΤΝΙΐνδ ALOMS .So (_ That woBocr |ίλυ os so unfdRTUmiô y_, /(S TO MISS ΤΗ<ε SHOW lit , ,— EVERETT TRUE By CONDC mm METERED ί FOR WATER SOON Water Board at Meeting Last Night Decides to Adver tise for 400 Meters. I The Board of Water Commiseion ; crs In session last night passed a • resolution authorizing: the superin tendent to advertise for bids to be received «.t Hie meeting ou October 17 for 4 00 five-eighth water meters, to be delivered fifty per month. When these meters are installed the metering of the entire cLty will be completed. The work of putting in additional meters with the view of ; having a meter on every pipe from which water is secured has been go ing on for some time and the end is at last in sight. Superintendent Samuel J. Mason re ported that the State Department of Conservation and Development will J approve within a week the local board's application for additional sup 1 ply of water at Runyon. In order that I some action may be taken to increase i the water supply as soon as the ap j proval is received. Superintendent ; Mason suggested that when the meet iing adjourn it be for one week in or (der that this matter may soon be tak , i en up. The announcement that the ' ι Department of Conservation and De . velopment is in favor of the Board se ' curing additional water was gratify ing to the board members. An application for water at Marsh Point from It. G. Packard Company was received and referred to the city attorney, it being understood that the company wishes to secure this water to operate one of its dredges which is now In the Rarltan river. A communication was received from Pollock and Taber, offering their services as water and sanitation experts should the local board need them. The clerk was instructed to acknowledge the communication and place It on file. Commissioner Nolan reported for the power committee that the 400 horse power boiler has been retubed at Runyon and is now in service. Bills to the amount of $0,223.06 wore or dered paid. All of the members of the board were present, it adjourning until Wednesday night of next week. AMERICAN SCHOONER SUNK BY SUBMARINE 6UN FIRE .f?y United Prtsa. I^ondon, Oct. 4:—The American schooner Annie F. Conlon has been sunk by gunfire of a German subma rine, the Admiralty announced today. The attack occurred off the Sclliy islands. The crew of eight wore land ed. Lloyds lists the Annie F. Conlon as a three-iuastod wooden schooner j of 591 tons, ownod by S. U. Garrett, ! of Portsmouth, Ν. H. ALLOW MORE CLAIMS 8u Rpecial Cort laponûcnt. Metuchcn, Sept. 4:—More claima for exemption have been allowed by the fourth district board as follows: J. J. Anderson, Metuchen, depend ency; A. Darlington, Ftooscvelt, in dustrial; J. O'Donnell, Roosevelt, in dustrial; J. S. lloagland, Woodbridge, industrial ; H. Arster, Roosevelt, in dustrial; B. Milik, Roosevelt, depend ency. WAR DEPARTMENT ROLIHB ON DRAFT_ DESERTERS Washington, Oot 4—JDraft desert ers will eb tried and apprehended and Instead of being dishonorably dis charged, as In the past, must serve a senteoe and then be rtalnefl In service. This Is the "War Department's ruling today, though It was held that a man might purge himself of guilt If he re ported for duty at once, and convinc ed the authorities that he did not fully realize the gravity of hla offen sive. There will be a round up of desert ers who do not at once avail them selves of this opportunity, and the department offers a refard of $S0 for the apprehension and delivery of each slacker. MEETING T0NI6HT TO OPEN JEWISH RELIEF BAZAR All committees who are working for the Jewish Relief Bazaar are asked to meet the chairman, Mrs. Max Sem er, tonight, at the Radical Library, in the Raritan Building, at 8 P. M. The collection committees are most urg ently requested to be present, to give necessary data son the amounts ol money and kinds of handwork and .merchandise collected to date. The Smith street collecting com mittee consists of Isaac Alpern, A. M. Metzendorf aud Mrs. Joseph Slobo dlen; the Stale street committee com prise Mrs. L. Rlppen, Samuel Polen eky, and Philip Wedeen; the New Brunswick avenue committee consist of Mrs. Ç. Belikove, Joseph Slobo dan and Joseph Schwartz; a general committee to solicit contribution· In other sections, comprise Mm. Sam uel Wagner, Mrs. John Slobodlen and H. IC. Golenbock. Most of the above named people are Individually report ing generous contributions and kind ly, sympathetic treatment by the public In general, who are abound ontly contributing money, merchan dise, hand work and various salable articles, for which the bazaar commit tee wish to express their sincere thanks. OPENING m\ PLANNED FOR Bm OF Y.M.C.A. An opening night for the boys' division of the local T. M. C. A. Is now being planned by Secretary Herbert Sutermeister, the date set being Friday night of next week. All of the members of the boys' division together with their boy friends who aie not members nre Invited to be ί present at this affair. A picked squad of about twenty five boys will give an exhibition of class work In the gymnasium, after which all of the boys will be allowed to participate in games. A swimming exhibition will follow In the pool, after which the boys who wish may go in for a swim. The swim will end the exhibitions. I Following this the boys w ill be served with refreshments, prepared by members of the I.adies' Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A. Plans are being formulated already for a big Hallowe'en party for mem bers of the boy»' division. HOME RULE SESSION B.i/ Speriil Correspondent. ι Trenton, Oct. 4—The Homo Rule ! form mission, which wtw continued by I the lust legislature to study further ι subjects related to this question, an nounces that It will hold α meeting a t the State House on Wednesday, October 10, at 11 o'clock in the morn ing: for the purpose of hearing sug ??e*tions relative to improvements tc the home rule law which was passed lait winter or to the repealers whlcl a< companied It. SEES PERTH M BOYS II FRANCE Letter Is Received from Her man Stein, Who is in France With Other Local Men. Patrolman WHIIam Calvin, who has a brother and innumerable friends In the service at the present time, received a letter this xnorntng from Herman Stein, formerly em ployed by and a nephew of M. 8. Goldberger, of upper State street. In his letter Stein tells of meeting: three other local boys "Somewhere in Frajice," one of whom la with the samo outfit as Stein. They are Nls Dlnesen, son of Mads Dlncsen, of Amboj- avenue, Harry Spltzer and Bob Speigel. The letter addressed from some where on the other side: "Doar friend Calvin, It is really a shame that I did not write you any sooner but we were always kept so bus)' that I hardly ! could write a single letter a week. The voyage across the big pond was all very fine, nothing unusual occur ring and no subs sighted. I felt fine all the way across. We were received with great en thusiasm by the French people and they are treating is royally, (lota of I girls here.) I met Harry Spltzer here. He came over at the same time, but on a differ ent ship than we did. Where he Is at present I don't know. I also met Bob Sjiegel and Nis Dlnesen. Nls Is In my regiment. There are quite a lot of German prisoners In the camp here, in this camp. They work each day peacefully. We are not allowed to talk to them, and they pay very little attention to us, either. The country here is very beautiful, with lots of mountains, and forest country, with out smoke accompaniment, like at home. We had an Inspection by the com mander In chief of the French army. He was well pleased with our appear ance, and belteve me, he had a fine looking staff with him. Just now we are getting plenty of exercise, so I feel great, and as am happy as ever. If my heart dont defceive me, then I guess we will be back in the II. S. A. before Easter Is due. I feel that way, but there la no reason for It. Every evening here we have a con cert. That is the time I think of the dances and good times I used to have, but I hope, that before long, we will enjoy them agatn. As I cannot write anything abont military happenings, I will close my letter, waiting for an answer from your. Tour true friend, HERMAN STEIN, Battery F. 7th Field Atillery, France. The patrolman said this morning that the answer will be on its way to Faarc· before nightfall. LIBRARY TRUSTEES CONSIDER AUDITORIUM ALTERATIONS At the regular meeting of the trus tees of the Public Llbrq^y last night, the matter of putting the auditorium In condition for use was dlecuseed, and double window» or weather strips for the windows on the north side of the building were considered. No final action was taken on either matter. The librarian's report for the month of September was as follows: Main library: Circulation, 6,683 an increase of 2,848. Largest daily circulation, 404, increase of 158. Smallest daily circulation, 102. an in crease of 81. Adult circulation, 3, 604, an In or ease of 364. Adult Action, 1,720, lnorease of 228; iron-flction, 778, increase of 144; foreign, 111, α decrease of 3. Juvenile circulation, 1,882. Fiction, 1.298; non-fiction, 689. The Juvenile room was closed on account of disease last year so no comparisons can be made. Branch library: Nunm*r at days opened, 11; circulation, 820; largest dally circulation, 41; smallest, 18; adult circulation, 96; adult Action, 66; adult non-flctton, 28; adult foreign, 17. Juvenile circulation, 226; fiction, 122; non-fiction. 108. Total circulation for September, 5,906. The total number of borrowers during the month (adult, new registra tion) were 2,982, Total number of borrowers (Juvenile, new registration) 2,380. Membership cards Issued to adults, 60; Juvenile, 42. Dally readers, 1,222. During the month there were 190 new books added to the library, ten of which were by gift. Forty books were discarded as worn out. Fines collected at the main library during the month amounted to ♦82.87; at the branch, 86 cents. GOVERNOR EDGE IN Ν. Y. By United Γ res». Trenton, Oct. 4.—Governor Edge Is today tliβ guest of Mayor Johm Pur roy Mitchell In New York where both officials were scheduled to review the Red Cross parade from the City Li brary. Last evening the governor was α guest at the dinner of the Down town Club, a Newark advertising or ganization, and this evening he at tends the dinner of the Westfield .Bankers Association at Westfield. ANNOUNCEMENT! We have recently Installed a net of lens grinding: machine* of the latest and moit improved type, which will en able ue to furnish a quicker service, with guaranteed accuracy, at our old reasonable price·. EYES EXAMINED and all correction· guaranteed for one year. OPTICAL· a Hi nil As to my specialist I HIM· standing, 87% Smith St11 ""'""Ask your doctor. Opp. Woe:worth's Β and 10c Store. A m boy's Oldest Exclusive Optical Store THE ATLANTIC TAILOR and HAT CLEANING COMPANY 358 State Street Suits made to order. Large selection of fall and winter styles. Perfect cut ting and fitting guaranteed. Pressing ana repairing of ladles' and tronts' clothes. PLUMBING, TINNING AND HEATING GEO. W. ST|L WELL, Ko. 287 King Street. City. Majestic HiKlB AMBOY'S THEATRE Of ΤλΙΟΕΙΠ· Co^Tiiha^&_ôhanrmB;JPro2^ Today Matinee and Night Thurs., Oct. 4th. ARTHUR HAMMERSTEIN'S DAZZLING SUCCESS A MUSICAL COMEDY OF DELIGHTFUL SURPRISES fcOOK anblYKICS «V OTTO MARBACH AMHTUCD amd cdwaro clark rAWUInCK Music by RUDOLPH FRIfU «ρ,μμαλο TiATJNKA?' _ _ NEWYORK CASINO KNOCKOUT "WQH JINKS" AND "THEFffSfir REMARKABLE CA5T-W0N0ER CHORUS" REAL SOWG HITS Original New York production; 100 percent, efficiency guaranteed. Special orchestra of soloists. Pricts: Wight, 21,50,75, <141.5Q; Mil, 25,50, 75 fc <1. Seat» on sal» FRIDAY AND SATURDAY Ad Star Vaudeville Bill NEXT WEEK MONDAY, OCTOBER 8th The famous New Bow Ton Girls NO Τ I C Ε ! Hereafter All Burlesque Shows Will Play the Majestic Every Monday WATCH FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW STRAND Theatre De Luxe OPENING ATTRACTION—William Fox Presents The Gigantic Prison Problem Film "The Honor System" The Sensation of New York LlTHEATREl pi Perth Amboy's Files! Pholopltys TODAY Gladys Hulette IN "Pots and Pans Peggie" A STORY OF THE PLEASANT SIDE OF LIFE I ALSO BEIN WILSON IN THE FINAL EPISODE OF 1 ; •'THE VOICE ON THt WIRE'» TOMORROW AND SATURDAY ! AMERICA'S GREATEST VAMPIRE , THEDA BARA IN "Heart and Soul" ALSO ! THE FUNNIEST WOMAN ON THE SCREEN ALICE HOWELL IN "RALLOONATICS" Coming Monday—"The Bar Sixuter." CITY —————μ——————τ——^ 1 CHANGE Id SCHEDULE OF CENTRAL R. R. TRAINS As a result of war conditions the I Central Railroad Company of New Jersey will make a general chance In < the schedule of trains, taking effect this Sunday, under which some trains ! will be withdrawn from service or. consolidated, while the schedules of, other trains will be adjusted as con- J dltlons may demand. |J The Central Railroad has taken H' this step following the receipt of In-/' etructlons from the Special Commit-'1 tee on National Defense, In Washing ton, requiring the elimination and re- I duetlon of unprofitable passenger ser- ( ' vice ana the subordination of unlm- ι portant miscellaneous service to the 1 demand that the transportation fadl- 1 ltles of the country be conoentrated for the large purposes in hand; the,1 saving of coal, and the release of ' many employes available for freight < service whloh by the movements of " troops and transportation of food and f coal and the vast quantities of ord- ι nance, munitions and material neces- I eary to the successful conduct of ths war, shall receive that preferred at tention which manifestly Is necessary. In accordance with this direction passenger service at the rate of over twenty million passenger train mule» j annually has already been eliminated ' and still further reductions are under j way. MODE RELIEF FUHflS The collection committees for the Perth Amboy Jewish War Sufferers, roport wonderful success In their1 work. Already 11,0(0 of the $1,200 promised, in the syaaeogues, during! ,the recent holidays, has been collected, | to date. LOCAL MEN TRANSFERRED AT WR1GHTSTOWN CAMP Ernest K. Schumann, one of the Na lonal Army toya from this city now itationed at Camp Dix, was 1n this city «■st»rd-ay on a seventy-two hour fur ough, he declaring that several of the lucaj fellows have been transferred 'rom tihc Infantry to the Engineer» "orps. Schumann β tu to» that besides ilmself Michael O. Tuzik, A. C. Chrlst ■nann, Alfred Miller and several other ocal boys Joined this division which 1· aklng those who have had experience η construction work. Those joining he Engineer Corps have been as· rigned to th« JOSrd Regiment. Schumann states that everything la >. K. in camp and that the Perth Am >oy fellows are enjoying It greatly. He :ells of athletic events held during pare hours In which Perth Amboy la ilways represented and generally has me or more of Its boys come oat a vlnner. JERMMI ΝΑΝΟ SEEN IN STRIKE AT OH. FIELDS it/ V nited Press. Mexico City, Oct. 4—The hand of Herman agents was seen today In Labor troubles la the Tamplca oil fields which furnish fuel for British war vossels. Six hundred employes 3t the Agullla Oil Company are out, lemandlng a KO per cent, wage in crease. The government today In structed Governor General f'.leant to take ail precautions to avoid dlsor lers and will shortly send a commit tee to adjuftt the strike. The I. "V. W. Is reported te be ex ceedingly active In the Tampico dis trict. J ι M . . , wj .. ,.