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Perth Amboy Evening News
Published daily except Sunday by the PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS COMPANY, 284 Stat· St- Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Phone 4·0. J. LOGAN CUVENGER - - - Editor. D. P. OLMSTEAD - - Buelneee Manager Subscription Price—By mall> one month. 50 cents; one year, f€.#0. lire red by carrier—12 cent· a week. Branch Offices—New York: F. R. Northrop 225 Fif'ji AT·. 1510, Association Building. THE EVKNINQ NKWS Is a member of the American Newspaper Pa Wisher·' Association. Audit Bureau of Circulation, and of the United Prees Associations Entered at the Perth Amboy Post Office as Second Class Matter. D· Chlca*o:Sutt« Ρ Κ Π Τ H Α Μ Β 0\T" acemaktng cit jL Population 40.000. 23 miles from New York. Tax rate 2.50. Or Staten Island Sound, the mouth of the Raritan River n.td at the head jf Raritan Bay. Ocean steamers can dock In from 35 to 40 feet of water. Chaunel 21 feet deep at low water leading up from Sandy Hook. Daily steamer service to New York. Four Railroads — The Pennsyl vania, Central Railroad of New Jer sey. Lehigh Valley and the Ststeiv Island Rapid Transit. Branches run ning in all directions, affording an almost unlimited number of excel lent factory sltos. lias two telegraph and two tele phone companies. Electric light and gas companies. Federal postofflce building. Public Library. * 120.000 Y. M. C. A. Ten grammar schools and one high school which is on the ap proved list of ail the leading uni versities in the country, four pa rochial schools1 and a business col lege. Churchen of all denominations. City Hospital. Municipal electric llffht and water works. Prominent center for trolley to all parts of the state. Hichest clay deposits in the coun try in ihe Immediate vicinity. Splendid theatrical advantages. Some of the leading industries are: American Smelting A Refining Company's smelter; Raritan Copper Works refinery; Barber Asphalt Works; United Lead Works; United States Cartridge Co.; American En caustic Tiling Co., Ltd., C. Pardee Steel and Til* Works; Atlantic Terra Cot ta Co.; Federal Terra Cotta Co.: New Jersey Terra Cotta Co.; three plants of the National Fireprooflng Co., and other similar industries within the Immediate vicinity; Cer amic Works; Chesebrough Vaseline Works; Marcy âtove Work·; two dry dock companies, together with shipyards and marine railway·; Standard Underground Cable Com pany; Roeseler & Hasslacher Chem ical Works; Bakellte manufacturing concern; Castle's ice cream plant; window shade and cigar factories; cement stone works; coal shipping piers, handkorchiof factory; chaml cal laboratories; znachtae shops and iron foundries. How Pacifism Defeats Itself There are in this country pacifists who are really pro-Germans, working as earnestly as anybody can for the kaiser. But there are H -^iilso pacifists who abhor the kaiser and are genuinely opposed to war. The unfortunate thing about these people is they are taking the •very step that will defeat their dreams. By talking of peace now they play directly into the kaiser s hands. A peace now would be a premature peace, an inconclusive peace, a German peace. It would leave the kaiser master of middle Europe, with no punishment for having brought this horror upon "the world, and with his hands free to prepare for the next war of which German speakers axe constantly talking and German publicists constantly writing. A peace such as the honest pacifists in this country are now talking of would be the seed of many future wars. It would be more than that. It would be the cause of the great est development of militarism the world ever saw. Nations would all be armed camps. Prance would not dare al low her citizens to return to peaceful pursuits. England would not dare dismiss hei soldiers to their old industrial life. Our own coun try would not be able to return to the old status. On the other hand, it would be an imperative necessity for us to keep in our army millions of youths against the Armageddon sure to be unloosed upou civilization the moment the Ilohen/ollerns felt able to renew the conflict. And what would this state of armed preparedness bring in its train? Does any thinking man believe it would mean more liberty, more democracy in the world? When nations sleep on their arms, liberty and democracy go by the boards. The tendency in France, in England, in J πΊ tola country would be to make ike arv nf Instead of less, there would be more restrictions for the ordinary citizen. There would be a constant tendency to center power in the hands of one man or of a small group of men. Everything would be sacrificed for the one great object—safety from the Ilohenzollerns. The conclusion is, therefore, inevitable. The convinced and hon est pacifist., far from crying for an early cessation of hostilities, should demand that his country and its allies push this war to a vic torious conclusion. Only when Germany is thoroughly beaten, only when the wicked Ilohenzollern tribe is unhorsed, only when it is bhown that militarism and warmaking do not pay, will it be possible to liavo a world in which peace reigns and armaments can be re duced. German-Born American Speaks Every once in a while some distinguished citizen of German ancestry, but naturalized as an American, speaks in burning words that should be dinned into the ears of all, native-born or naturalized. Professor Max F. Meyer of the University of Missouri, recently the recipient of an invitation to join one of the organizations with high-sounding names whose real object is to paralyze the lighting arm of the American government, in replying that the invitation was an insult, said: "I am thoroughly familiar with the present organization of the German social body and with its culmination, the present German government. 1 am much more familiar with it than any of your committee, i have lived in Germany 25 years. I was 'born there. I was educated there. I spent 19 years of my life in German educa tional institutions from the kindergarten to the research labora tory." Professor Meyer cites those things to show that he knows Germany not from the outside, but from the inside, as a land in which the mil itary class is the governing class. Stating these facts, Professor Meyer then utters this solemn warning to disloyalists in this count try: "If Germany wins this war, 50 years hence its government will rul»· the American people. I do not want my American children to lie put under this yoke which I escaped by coming to America. My hope is that the German government will be overthrown and that the German nation, my relatives and friends, will enter an interna tional organization for peace and justice. "But the German government, this fearful danger to our future, tan be overthrown only by raising armies, not by sitting around your council tables and working for the repeal of conscription laws." It Doesn't Look Like War, But-~ It doesn't look like war in this town, does it—except for an oc casional parade or brass band, or a flaa; raising, or something of that sort. True, there is the Ked Cross agitation and the Liberty Bonds— but there are no ruined homes, nor torpedoed skyscrapers, and our streets ar.· just as they were before, and we go out to our lunches na we always did. The war is on the other side of the ocean, we say. So it is. And we probably won't wake up to the fact that we are really in the fight \until some of our own boys come back from the trenches to be taken care of by the government or by their own friends, until they are ready to go back. Perhaps then we will understand that Prance is on her kneea— and that England may soon be hungry—and that if w· don't w&ke up from our sleep soon we will not be paying for Liberty bondi but for war indemnities. J k Today We Celebrate Anniversary ot tbr Red Cross Soctrt; Today is the fifty-fourth anniver sary of the Geneva convention whicl resulted In the organisation oi thi Red Cross Society. Civilization took a rreat stride for ward at that historic meeting of tht representatives of sixteen govern ments, assembled in Geneva at th( Invitation of the Swiss Federal Coun cil for the purpose of devising so«n< plan for alleviating the horrors am suffering incident to warfare. Th< delegates agreed upon an internation al oode, which was formally adoptee at another meeting held in Geneva tho following year. The humanitari an organization was officially stylec the International Society, but it im mediately became known as the Ite<3 Cross Society, owing to Its insignia a red cross on a white background chosen as a compliment to the Swlst governmeut, whose national emblem is a white cross on a red background Within a few years the convention was adopted by all tho great civilised nations except the United States, which did not become a party to the treaty until 18S2. Before tho Geneva convention In credible brutality marked the treat ment of ill and wounded soldiers. Military hospitals had been establish I ed by all the great nations, but in I nearly every battle the service waa inadequate and inefficient. Hospital flags were not respected by the ene my, surgeons were killed or taken prisoner whenever opportunity offer ed, and ambulances bearing the wounded from the field were ofton captured. In this war the Germane have reverted to the practises in use before the Geneva convention, and have bombed hospitals and otherwise violated the laws regarding the im munity of tho Ked Cross sign from attack. The Kcd Cross does not, however, wait for war In order to serve Its great humanitarian purpose. The Messina earthquake, the San Fran cisco fire, the great Ohio flood of a few years ago and the dreadful Cherry mine disaster afford but a few ajnong the many examples of the prompt relief given by the Red Croa· Society. Famous Women Maria Maria was the wife of Zenis, who governed Aetolia, as deputy under Pharnabazus, a satrap of Persia, about B. C. 409. After her husband was killed she journeyed to the satrap and entreated to bo entrusted with the power which he had enjoy ed. She promised to wield this with the same zeal and fidelity displayed by Zenis. Her desire being granted, she effectually fulfilled her engage ments, and aotod on all occasions with great courage and prudence. She not only defended the places committed to her charge, but con quered others, and besides paying punctually the customary tribute to Pharnabazus sent him magnificent presents. She commanded her troops in person, and preserved the strictest discipline in her army. Pharnabazus held her in high esteem. At length her son-in-law, Midias, mortified by the reproach of having suffered a woman to reign in his place, gained admittance to her apartments and murdered both her and her son. Saturday, October 27, 1917 (Copyright, 1917, by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate) Astrologers read this as an unim portant day in planetary direction. Uranus is friendly and Neptune ad verse. It is a day for finishing rather than beginning anything. The stars dis courage initiative as they indicate sudden changes in conditions, sur prises in the business world within three months. All the signs appear to foreshadow trouble on the sea, the Pacific as well as the Atlantic. If the stars are interpreted aright the weather during the winter will be as changeable and uncertain as the reports from the centers of war. Neptune seems to indicate that secrecy will prevail in all public af fairs even more than is given out and that when any decisive event in the war takes place it will be unex pected and surprising. Under this configuration those who are interested in dress have the as surance that radical changes in style for both men and women will follow the war. These changes will develop great extremes of simplicity and gorgeousness. Jupiter in Gemini is most promis ing for Belgium and indicates that rehabilitation will be well under way by the beginning of 1918. Italy continues under an adverse rulo of the planets which indicates internal troubles and much suffering through the winter. There is a sign read as presaging sedition in colleges where a professor will sow the seeds of disloyalty. President Wilson is well protected by the planets through this month, but he must beware of colds and sad den illness. Texas has the prognostication of prosperity through interests that will make great wealth for persons who start new industries. Danger of strikes and accidents on railways is foretold for next month. Persons whose birthdate it is may expect worry over financial affairs. The domestic circle should be guard ed with extra care. Children born on this day will suc ceed in life probably by slow and certain progress. DID NOT ICNOW U. S. IS AT WAS Woman 25 Miles From Baltimore, but Has Been Busy at Home. Baltimore, Oct. 36.—A woman has been discovered twenty-five mllas oat side of this city who did not know that the United States was at war and who had not heard of the Liberty toan. She lives In an Isolated section of Howard county. This announcement was mad· by the woman's Liberty loan committee of Maryland, members of which when making a canvass of outlying district* made the discovery. The woman was intelligent, the com mittee said, and lived with her boa band and several small children. She said her husband went to work at 4 o'clock a. m. and waa too tired whea he returned at night to talk. She aleo added that she had not been oat of the house in five years except to an to church. Another Loan to Frame. Washington. Oct. Zt.—Another loss of $ϊ0,0#0,β00 to France waa extended by the United States government. This brings Trance's total tip to $M·, 000,000, aad the total Jar all the >111— to $î,82«.*00,000. Ask your own physician. HE knows the grave danger in impure, andean milk. He knows the only safe milk ia certified. He will tell you why, Wood Brook milk is certified by the Medical Milk Commis sion of Union County Number Four. The members of this commission are fire physicians in whom you have the utmost confidence. Their certification of Wood Brook Milk is all that need be said. It's SAFE. Ask your own physician. PRICE 18c FEB QUXBT Visitors Always Welcomed. WOOD BROOK FARMS METUCHEN, X. J. Order· iwistud at Seaman's Pharmacy Phone Forth Am· boy 200 or phone direct to the Κα 178 Matnohea. a heap better on some of the skinny girls than short skirts do. Solomon, in all hie glory, had a little respect for the kaleidoscope. But grive a woman a $100 bill and she will buy an outfit that will make the au rora borealis look like «. hearse. The reason why a man can have so much patience with a rod and reel is because he hasn't any with his wife. Those Mormons must have been great diplomats. How the hek did they keep peace In the family when one of the wives bought a more ex pensive hat or dress than the others? A. healthy man pooh-pooh'e medi cine. But the minute he gets a stom ach ache, or a pain in his innards he iβ willing to take pills by the bushel. | If people kept their home-grown teeth as clean as they keep their ι false teeth, they wouldn't be wearing] false teeth. SI—Rarftan Coppe* Work*. 24—Karket and Sheridan St rest* S6—-"Wraith Street and Centrai R. JO. ft—Market and First Street·. 17—Madison Are. and Pateraon >L S8—High and Lewis θ te. 16—Smith and High Striata St—New Brunswick Ave. and New 0Uee4. 87—Smith and 8tate Streeta 42—Atlantic Terra Cotta Work a dS—Buckingham Ave. and Hartford Street 46—Commerce and Front Streeta 4G—State and Washington Streeta. • 7—High and Washington Street·. $4—State St. and Buckingham Av* SS—Parker St. and Pulaski Are. •β—Hall AVe. and Charles Street. 17 —State and Wayns Streeta •8—Near United Lead Works. IV—Maurer. •2—Washington and First Streets —New Brunswick Ave. and Via <4—Smith Street and Watson A renne. , es—Commerce and State Streets. —Front and Smith Streeta. TS—Water and Gordon Streeta. 74—Kearny Are. and Gordon Street. Si—Brace and Hanson Avénuef. S?—Smith and Herbert Streeta •S—A m bo y Ave. and Washington Street. S4—Lehigh Are. and Stanford Street. •6—Near CUy Hospital. II—Cleveland and Brace Avenue* 17—Amboy end Hall A"en*iee. 02—Amboy Ave. and Irslee Street. Itl—Lawrence and Frencls Street·. #4—Neville and Johnstone Street* Mocha Sheepskin·. The world's supply of Mocha sheep J kin Is obtained by about a down buy îrs, who have their native collector· In caravans collect the skins at varions center», of which Mocha, Berbera, Zey· lath, and Hodeldah are the main points, from which they «re sent to \den, a British coaling station, whlcb, 3n account of Its excellent location, la the shipping point for slclns sent to London, the continent of Europe, and J ihe Onlted States. NEW JERSEY CENTRAL. Trftlna lrfalf Perth Amboy. For New York, Newark and Htizk bethport at 6-26, 7:10, x7:38, 7:52, 8:27, *•42. 10:11. 11:58 a. m.; 1:00, 3:08, 4:46, 5 01 7:18, 8:23, β 9:50 p. m. Sunday»— 8-32! 8:28 a.m.; 2:09, 5:04, 6:52, 9:21 p.m. 'For Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove. Etc.—12:54, 5:08, 9:14 a. m.· 12:08, 5:26. 6:04, 6:38, 10:04 p. m. Sunday»—-4:5®. 9:12 a. m.; 5:08, 9:62 D m. For Atlantic City—6:08, 9:14 a. m.; 217 P· m. Sundays—9:12 a. m. For Philadelphia and Trenton via Bound Brook — 6:26, 7:10, 7:52, 9:42, 10:11 a. m.; 1:00, 5:04, 7:18 p. m. Sun day»— 8:81. 9:28 a. m; 2:09, 6:04, 8:62, 9:22 p. m. r—New York only. β—Saturday only. STATEN ISLAND RAPID TRANSIT. Fut to New York On· way I .40 I Round Trip 66 60-Trlp Ticket 11.00 Monthly Commutation 7.90 TfaM Table la KflMt Oct. β, 1S1T NEW YORK TO PERTH AMBOY Dally except Sunday· and I .égal Holi day»—5:30, 6:20, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00. 10:00, 11:00 a. m.; 12:00 noon; 1:00, tl:20. 2:00. 2:00. 4:00. 4:40. 6:00, 5:15, *5:3·. 6:46, 6:16, 6:46, 7:20. 1:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 p. m.; 12:00 nlgbt; 1:00 a m. I Sunday· only ana the following Legal Holidays Nov. 9, 29, D« 25, 1917; Jan. 1, I Feb. 22, 1918—8:20, »:00, 9:00, 19:00, 11:00 a m.; 12:00 noon; 1:00, 2:00, 2:40. 3:40, 4:40. 6:20. 6:20. 7:20, 8:30. 9:10, 10:29 p. m.; 12:00 night; 1:00 a. m. PKRTH AMBOY TO NEW YORK I Dally except Sundays and Legal Holi day»—6:20. 6:06, 9:2«, 6:66, *7:2S. 7:29, •7:58. 7:68, 9:05. 10:06, 11:0» a. ra.; 12.9*. 1:»*. 2:06. t»:«0. 2:06, 3:26, 4:26, 6:21, 6:07. 6:60. 7:60. 9:09, 10:00. 11:99. 12:99 night. Sundays only and the following Legal Holiday·: Nov. (, 29; Dec. 26. 1917; Jan. L Feb. 22, 1918—CM. 7:20, 8:2·, 9:99. 19:29, 11 :M a. m.; 12.10 1:29. I:U, S:29. 4:97, 6:97, 9:19, 7Λ0, 1:29. 9:U. 11:09 p. ιλ: 12:00 olght * Bxpreea train·. t Saturday amXf. I Bit! Bits of By^Play II Br LUKE lleLUKJt II Copyright 181*. the Cincinnati II Baqulrer. < ■ Wo Joke. 1 The other science* we praise, And foster them these modern days Bat we neglect it seems to tne. The science of Tryolpgy, , . Huh! »» "When a man has to sew on his owi battons It was time he was gettini married, don't you think?" luughe< the bachelor. Or getting divorced?" added th< Benedict. Foocy! The new revenue bill places an Id dttional t>uc on all forms of tobacco Cigars, cigarettes, plug tobacoo, sera] tobacco and snuiï all cost more be cause of the tax. But what we starte< to say was that Congress refused t( place a tax on stogies, and stogies cos no more than they did. The inferenc< being of coarse, that there is no to bacco In a stogie. OkU "While coal Is black." said Mr. Hltt "It makes me want to light When dealers bring a ton of It And make it look eo light" History. 1871—Wilhelm 1, founded the Ger man Empire. 1918—Wilhelm II, foundered the German Empire. Ota, Joy! We could improve this happy hand, And we'll do it, I hope: Let's use less talcum powder, and Use up a lot more soap. , · Paw Knows Everything. Willie—Paw, what is a coffee roast er? Paw—A man who has to eat at a boarding house, my son. Drawn. I'm sorry for poor Helen Hatt, Her features are quite wan; She is on artist's model; that la why her face looks drawn. Well Accept Tlicm, George. ( Houston Post. ) The eternal fitness of things seems to put the ball in the bleachers for the circuit occaeionally. For instance, on Thursday, J. Rhodes selected as hie bride Nettie Goode, and the Goode-Rhodes nuptials were accord ingly celebrated. Will Luke McLuke accept them as members in the club or will the State Highway Commission act In the matter? Mercy ! Maybe you know, or didn't you, that the Smell Sisters have a millin ery «tore at Shlnnston, W. Va. WnJTl Beaufort. Θ. C.. will have to have a little surgery if It wants to be a city beautiful. Tou can see A. Wengrow on Bay street, In that town. Signs Is Signs. Sign on a store In Nashville, Tenu.: Gray & Haynes, dealers in Hay & drains. Strange. To win her hand X think I'll try. And for her love I will beseech; Slue is the apple of my eye, And yet X know that she's a pecwh. —Luke McLukg^ But apples, clearly, you pass — And you for peaches do not care; For if you did, then why, oh wïy, Should you desire to make her pair? —Newark Advocate. No Joke. Luko wanted to know- wtiat had become of the old-fashioned man who put "Esq." after the ajuu· when lie addressed a letter. Ball Crank says that the o. f. man new has a eon who thinks It a waste of time to prefix "Mr." to the name on the envelope. . .-—ΖΖΠ. ■ - ··*. · . ·-*»- · Names Is Names. J. C. Godhelp fcr-Vtee I'reslfleflfof the Morris Paper _1UU8. C'tuceSO, Ml Our Dally-il|Witel· ■ · ■·—« ■ Well Oiled Tongues XJauae a Lot, of Friction. Wo Sure Do! Bags claims that right now Father wants a divorce because all the wo men folks In the family are knitting and he has to stay home from his pin ochle game and hold up a skein of yarn. And Bags wants to know if we remember how we used to have to hold a skein of yarn for Grandma when she was knitting heavy socks and wristlets by the light of a smoky coal oil lamp? Luke McLuk· Says. About the only time some employes are Xlred with enthusiasm la when the boss is doing the firing. A fisherman often wonders why Nature didn't put a little mosquito blood into bass so the bass wouldn't be so fastidious about biting. And, by the way, what has become of the old-iashioned female baritone? Nothing ever makes a woman mad der than to find an envelope address ed to him In a female hand In her husband's pocket and no letter in the envelope. These women are so hard to please An old one will get mad If you call her a hen and a young one will get just as mad If you call lier a chicken. It Is usually the man who isn't known more than a block from where he lives who puts up the loudest yelp when a newspaper happens to spell his name wrong. War isn't so terrible, ai tor all. It was war and the high price of mate rial that prevented pantalettes from coming back into fashion last spring. We get this from a man who knows the styles a year In advance. But, at tMt, pantalettes would look I Thank· to the Powerful Katrinka Both Uncle Peleg and Baby Had a Fine View of the Parade. (Copyright. itiT. tr a· wtwur aroatut·, inc.) Walt Mason's Rippling Rhymes TRAITORS Disloyal talkers still abound, and, In my watchful waiting, while I am pestering- around, I hear the traitors tratting. Oh, som· of them are humble guy·, and some hare higher places, who push tm patriotic lies through never-resting faces. I hear them In the blacksmith shop, where smoke and soot blow o'er 'em; and then again I hear them yawp In senate or the forum. Some of the traitors mean no harm, but wish to draw attention, and so they're boosting peace's charm with seal too coarse to mention. And som* just let their Jawbones play because that's their ambition; and some, perhaps, draw Prussian pay for dealing In sedition. No other warring nation thus would stand for all this treason, would let the traitors rant and cuss without a rhyme or reason. The trai tors great and—traitors small, obscure or bearing titles—they'd back 'em up against a wall and shoot them through the vital·. I hear them yawp, where'er I am, th ese pestilential gadders! How pa tiently our Uncle Bam endures his nest of addersi LIBERTY BONDS THESE BONDS ARE THE SAFEST INVESTMENT IN THE WORLD. THE GREATEST AND RICH EST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, STANDS BEHIND THEM AND GUARANTEES THEIR PAYMENT. YOU WTLL NOT ONLY GET YOUR MONEY BACK, BUT WILL BE PAID 4% FOR THE USE OF IT. It You Can't Fight Your Money Can — Buy Liberty Bonds RARITAN TRUST COMPANY 350-352 STATE ST. PERTH AMBOY, N. J. Builders' and Contractors' Directory He&detone# Lot Eue *>aure· D.J. WILLIAMS Mmrble and Granite Monuments M»-aU NEW BRUÛSWlClk AVIS. PERTH AMBOY. N. J. FRED CHRISTENSEN CONSTRUCTION CO. Carpfitcra aad Builder· Office and Shop. 218 MadLaon Ave. Perth Amboy. Eatlmateg Cheerfully Furnished. Jobbing Promptly Attended To. L. D. Phone 844. IRA R. CROUSE CARPENTER and BUILDER Telephone 141( «•β State at. Perth Amber. M. JL J. Ν. KENNEDY, Plumber Steam «ad Gaa Flttias. Tlnalu, Kt·. Jobbing promptly attended to. Prompt seivlce a^d moderate prices. Estimates cheerfully furnished. 531 Mate M. Tetcpheae 8S3 AOOLPH H. KOYEN BueeeMor to Edward Keyea Mason's Materials. Cement, Stone. Edison's Portland Cement. Hl^glneoifs Plaster, Lehigh Coal. Bayre Ave. TH. 1S9Y-W CARL C. 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