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Matinees 5c and iOc Niehts 5c and 15c TODAY AND TOMORROW MADGE KENNEDY and her eyes—and her smile In Edgar Selwvu's Famous Stage Success "NEARLY MARRIED" TOMORROW AND SATURDAY The Young and Beautiful Screen Star ALICE BRADY In a Marvelous and Gripping Drama "A MAID OF BELGIUM" Throbbing with life, telling the most unusual sort of a story, timely and up-to-the-minute, this attraction is far, far out of the ordinary. A little Belgian girl, whose memory has been shattered by her sufferings, is brought to America by a kindlj*, childless couple. The girl becomes a mother. Who was the child's father? BUSHMAN and BAYNE in A VIRGINIA ROMANCE " Also the Laughing Hit "20,000 FEET UNDER THE SEA" ROVAL THEATRE The Home of the "Best in the World" Photoplays TODAY Ei I William Duncan & Carol Halloway ! in "DEADSHOT BAKER" An Outdoor Production Produced by the Yitagraph Company AND OTHERS TOMORROW "Behind the Mask" CITY j I Perth Amijoy's Fiusl Pao':a?iiys TODAY ETHEL CLAYTON in "The Dormant Power" An Intense and Vital Drama Also "THE GRAY GHOST" TOHORROW & SATURDAY "it May Be Your Daughter" S A POWERFUL SERMON j The Thriller of the Pictures Ρ Checks Will be Mailed to the Members of the 1Θ17 CHRISTMAS CLUB So that same will be in the mails on December 15th A thousand people will be made happy by this distri bution of many thousands of dollars by this institution at a time when money is most needed. The 1918 Chribtmas Ctub is now open for membership and we will receive initial payments on cards that will arrange for payments of lc to $0 per week, as best suits your pocketbook. Money Will Win the War "1)0 YOrR BIT" to build up the National Wealth and also your own by joining· our CHRISTMAS CLUB Indecision never won a battle—loin Today—NO W PERTH AMBOY TRUST CO, 147 Smith Street PERTH AMBOY, N. J. 1 MINK HULIrUr NEAR KEftSBEY I Negro Claims He Was Robbed of $50 by Masked Men on Lonely Road. A hold-lip in which throe masked men held up and robbed a negro of $50 last night at Keasbey, was report ed to the Woodbrldge police, who are now working on the caso. The hold up rook place on the lonely path leading: to the plant of the National Synthetic Company, and Randolph Campbell, a negro of Front street, this city, was the victim. Yesterday was pay day at the plant and Campbell, with his money in his pockets, was on his way home from work. He was half way to the road on the lonely path through the mead ows from the plant, when ho was ap prehend ed by three men, all of whom were masked. The men were all armed with revol vers and one of them stuck the point of his gun into Campbell's chest and demanded his money. The man went through Campbell's pockets and took $40.75, which he had on him. The three then warned Campbell to make no outcry\ an.I made their escape through the woods in that section, which are quite thick. James Furns, also of this city, who works at the plant, passed the three men on the path a short time beforo Campbell was robbed, and obtained a good description of the trio. When lie reached Keasbey Canip bell Immediately gavo the alarm, and reported the jobbery to the Wood bridge police. Chief Murphy sent several men to work on the case, but up to a late hour last night they had no clues a« to the identity of the three Xiimy mtrii. NAME LIPSIAN TO PUSH WAR SAVING IN COUNTY Pwlght \V. Morrow, director for the State of New Jersey of the War Savings Committee, announced today the appointment of his chairmen for the county committee throughout the .slate, lie has appointed Dr. Jacob G. Lipman, director of the State Agricul tural College, chairman for Middle sex county, and W. J. Couse, of As bury I'ark, chairman for Monmouth county. The county chairmen are the "ien who are going to assure, with the aid of their committees, the sale of $26. 000,000 of War Savings Stamps in New Jersey. Kach one of them has agreed to give tô the work as much time as it requires. From now on Mr. Morrow will push the patriotic thrift campaign, and will speak in .ill counties and will have the assistance of a corps of speakers. Lewis C. Dawes, of Knglewood, has been made head of the speakers bureau. During the month ending December 10 the Perth Am boy chapter of Amer ican lied Cross prepared 5,850 hospit al dressing's. These were made in thirty-four half days by a total enroll ment of 925 women. One hundred and fifty garments were given out for home sewing. A class of twenty women in Wood bridge is being instructed, at the res idence of Mrs. Robert Valentine, in the preparation of surgical dressings, by tlie Perth Aniboy supervisor, Mrs. G. <\ Fay. She is assisted in this work by "Mrs. J. P. MacLean and Miss Laura Brodhead. Very excellent work is be ing· done by the class, all members of which ore striving for certificates. These certificates were formerly is sued from Washington, after the ap plicant had passed a rigid triple ex amination, consisting of oral and writ ten tests and practical demonstration. Since the centralizing all Ked Cross work such certificates are issued by the local chapters, and many of the dress ings formerly required have been de signed as special, and are expected from chapters only upon request, their preparation having been delegated largely to workers in France particu larly chosen for such work. Those seeking teacher's certificates are the only ones who are examined upon such dreesLngs. The classes being conducted here in Pertli Amboy on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights, are not working for certificates, but are pre paring to render efficient aid in the workroom, although it is felt by thoso in charge that many of the workers will be able to qualify as instructors if j they so desire. The Wednesday night claes met last night for the first time. Instructed by Mrs. W. P. Runyon. These who en rolled were Mrs. Philip Levine, Mrs. Kopper, Mrs. SigmeWer, Mrs. Leo Goldberger and Mrs. Wurtzel. Eighty compressée were prepared during the lesson. More women have signified their intention of entering this class, and a larger attendance is anticipated next week. Sixty additional Christmas packets have been sent to division headquar ters, after a telegram was received asking how many more could be fur nished as the Atlantic Division was 300,000 packages short. Perth Amboy'e quota was 125 end although 3 79 had already been for warded, sufficient funds were on hand for sixty more, making a total of 239 or nearly double the quota. Had other chapters done as well, no short ago of 300,000 would worry division officials. Dr. G. W. Flthian has accepted the chairmanship of the Red Cross First Aid Cimmlttee. Michael Farenchie and Percy Da venport, two boys in the vocational school, are reconstructing packing boxes to meet Red Cross require ments. The boxes are donated by lo cal merchents. Many of th* High School Cadets have offered their services as messen ger boys to the Red Cross chapter, which is especially acceptable. A well known business man in this city buys one of the first copies ol the NEWS printed each day for the Classified Ad. news. He is winning. EYES EXAMINED Headache· Relieved by Properly Fitted Glasses. t,enses Ground on the Premises. I aPECIAMST ■· 1 ™ 1 ' *1 ^ 1 ^ 87Vi Smith 8t. Opp, Woolworth'a β and 10c Stor·. Ι PERTH AMBOY'8 POPPLAIt PLAYHOUSES _ I VUU111I1UU CUL1U kjuniuivu m Strand HOUSE BEAUTIFUL i ALL FIRST RUN FEATURE PHOTOPLAYS | Today I TYRONE POWER in "THE PLANTER" PRIDAY and SATURDAY Famous Players Present "THE HOSTAGE" NEXT SUNDAY, DEC. 16th. Matinee and Evening MONSTER BENEFIT FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER Connihan and Shannon s Majestic PERTH AMBOY'S THEATRE OP VARIETIES Today, Friday & Saturday Gerald E. Griffin Ireland's Sweetest Singer The Broadway Star of Musical Comedy The Big Hit at the Benefit^f the Holy Name Society at the* wrand ''THE BET* '—Comedy Sketch ROYAL COMEDY TRIO LADY VILLEI Comedy Skit ETHEL ALBERTINI ft CO. In Piano and Song THE GREAT LEDINOER On the Bounding Ropo Face to Face With the Boches! ~—— ■ ———— 1 These two husky Sammies face to face with the Boches at a listening post right out on the edge of No Man's Land are watching with interest the movements of French airplanes which are scouting over the Boches' lines. Note that the rifle is ready for quick use, too. "On the western front in France" is the only location the government will permit just yet. Utile Margaret Ann to (lin Itescuc. I Kllene went 011 telling me as we sat In my pretty sun room how she had written to the newspapers about! the oUl scandal, when Harry's politi cal enemies had gotten hold of It. | "Harry's managers said my letter, to the newspapers was the best docu ment οΓ the campaign. They said. that they ha.l 110 idea that a woman' could be such » good politician. "I told them I bad no thought of, being a politician, [ only wanted that, everyone should know the absolute truth of the matter as long an they had 10 know it at all. The worst part of It all was with the children. Some one told Budge j that I was not their real mother indi that their father had killed their I mother. "Little Margaret was with Budie ' and Toddy when the boy told this to. them. Thci c was a free-for-all fight I In a minute. The policeman, who was not far away when it began, j brought the children home. " 'When I got there, Ma'am, there I was the little hell-cat on top of 1 he ! boy pullin' his hair out by handfuls, I and both your boys, Ma'am, were! tryln' to pull her off. I don't know 1 what the boy said, but he's minus | quite a bit of hair. The little gal I* more of a fighter than her brothers.'1 "When Γ told him that 'the little, gal' was Margaret Ann Lafferty, he 1 just roared with laughter. He said: | " 'To think she Is the daughter of the Chief! Why. do you know, Ma'am, I'd have run her in If I had not. thought she belonged to you. She cer-: tainly Is some fighter and she gets | it from her father, and let me tell you, Ma'am, I'll bet she was in the right when she blacked that spalpeen's1 eye, for I never knew her father to hit a man unless he needed to be hit good and plenty. Don't tell the Chief, Ma'am, for he might scold the little gal and I don't want to get her scold ed. She is all right." " 'Why did you not help Margaret Ann?' I asked Budge. 1 " 'Why, mother, she lighted on Sammy so quick I did not know sho was going to do it,' he answered. " 'And I'll do it again,' said little Margaret Ann, 'besides I'll have dad arrest him and send him to Jail. Dad says you can send anyone to jail who says you did things when you didn't do 'em.' I Home Defense jj League Notices The marine division of the Home Defense League turned out in goodly number last night for the weekly drill at th· high school. The mem bers were divided Into «quads and each squad took turn» at targot prac tice on the Indoor range In the school, making goo<l score», according to Oa.pt. A. H. Hanson. Depleted by the enlistment and call of forty-three members the marine division, which Is composed of members of the Rarl t&n Yucht Club, has recruited again until at present they have ft full membership In the division. The special police of the Fourth Precinct are to drill tonight, meeting at their headquarters at 7:30 o'clock. ' Άΐια, tnotner, saut louny, raaunuj says father killed oui· real mothei Jnd so you took us.' "Budge looked at me, Margie, mis erably expectant. " That Is not true. Toddy. I am .•our real mother according to lav md according to love und your deal 'ather never killed anyone. Som< Iny when you are older I will tell yoi >11 about It.' " 'I'll tell dad all about It now 11 myone plagues you again, Budgie, laid little Margaret Ann, putting hei irm around Budge and kissing him Margie ,lt was beautiful to see how >he mothered him.' " KUene Is a true democrat, llttl< 500k; I believe that in her heart sh< liopes that Budge will grow up t( marry little Margaret Ann. She cer tainiy loves the little Irish girl al most as much as she does the twins. And I think that Harry has th< same ideas, for when Kliene and 1 Sot back to the room where the mer were, they were laughing over till same Incident that KUene had toll me. Dlclc was still grouchy, however and after Ëllene and Harry had let he had nothing to say to me except "I'm pretty tired, guess I'll turi in." Ami with that he went Into hi: room and shut the door most ostenta liously. MRS. VOLNEY DIES; PR0MINEN1 IN NEWJORK SOCIETY In the death of Mrs. I.oulse Volne; at the City Hospital Tuesday nigh brings to light a onc.o prominent worn an that moved in the highest eociet: In New York City and who of recen years -was reduced to modern clrcum stances and had been living In a »ec tion of Mechantcsvllle, near South Am boy. Mrs. Volney, who was the wldorç of the late Karl Volney, a noted chem 1st at the Parlln Powder plant, said ti be the Inventor of smokeless powde! had been at the local hospital for sev eral weeks. Dr. Volney as he wa called, died seven years ago and stno that time his wldOTV has been llvinj alone In a house in Mechanlcsville. Mrs. Volney was highly educated an< st one time studied medicine. She wa η prominent member of the Eosteri Star and at one time was grand mat ron of the order of the state of Nei York. She was a member of Rober McCoy Court, Order of th· Amaranth of New York and was identified wit: various other societies and organize tlons tn that city. Funeral services will be held tomor low afternoon at 1:S0 o'cJock from .1 J. Scully's funeral parlors in Bout! Amboy. The body will be cremated a pinden and the wshea will toe burioi besides that of her husband in Rose hill cemetery, Keyport. The Grand Chapter of the Order ο Kastern Star of the state of New Yor; havo taken charge of the funeral. TO ELECT OFFICERS A regular and business meeting ο the Western Improvement Associa tion will be held tomorrow night I the association hall on Brace avenu< The annual election of officers will b helii and other important buslnea transacted. i SAMMY'S KITCHEN TRAILS HIM WHEREVER HE GOES Sammy lias the most wonderful kitchen In the world. It runs around on wheels and 13 always ready to fill the mess tin with (rood warm food. No such thins as a cold meal for him! The folk· at home may have to put up with cold meals occasionally, and pa's work may delay him so that his soup has lost Its satisfying warmth but not so In the U. 8. army, In camp, cantonment or at the front. There are cantonment kitchens, sta tionary affairs for hta training days, and when he eoes Into field service his kitchen follows him. A new type of army steam field kitchen has just been designed to furnish a battalion of 2,000 men three hot meals a day. This outfit Is mount ed on a four-ton truck, and at ο dislance looks something like the trac tion engine which furnished power In tho threshing days of old. Two cooks and driver accompany each kitchen. This outflt replaces 20 of the ordinary army Held kitchens which require 80 men and 40 horses or mules. It Is known as the Taft ι army kitchen, being the Invention of J. C. T^aVin, manager of the Hotel Taft, New Haven, C'onn. Two EO-galloii coffee urns and two 90-gallon stew, soup or pot roast . kettles are heated by live steam from ' a ten-horsepower vertical boiler. It i takes Just six minutes to raise water j from 62 degrees Fahrenheit to 212 ' degrees, the cooks work while the ; kitchen speeds along and are ready ι to serve breakfast, dinner or supper tho minute the truck stops. VASSAR GIRL TEACHES FRENCH TOTS TO PLAY AND F0R6ET WAR'S HORRORS ; ' : ν iaaxc . j ΜΙββ JuMa Norton with French chtlili' en at IUd Croas playground near front ht Prance IXJJ V'. iJ l ι /II , BEHIND THE FRENCH LINES ^jON THE WESTERN FRONT. Dec. 13. l'—-Mis» Julia Norton of South Orange, ,'N. J., a Vassal- graduate In 1816. Is I here teaching French children how to f Play! t> Only a fe«w mllce behind the French line* she has a big playground. Thero's hardly an hour, day or night, that the French and German cannon are not booming and Its not at all uncommon to count from five to a dozen French and German airplanes flying over head. " Its a very necessary work she's do • lng. 1 The hundreds of children In the Red ■ Cross Institution In which she Is work 9 ing hare all come from towns and vil " lagss that are under constant bom bardment and for the most part they clad, when the Americana rescued them. Many of the -vvalfs failed to respond to medical treatment It was found that their best medicine lay In out door recreation whero they would for get about the war and Its horrors. On the big playground. Miss Norton romps with them every day the weath er will permit and the kids become widely enthusiastic over "blind man's buff," "drop the handkerchief," "tag" anil "hide and seek." On bad days they have music and Indoor games. "There are scores of tlve smaller children who never In thedr unhappy llvee played games," said Miss Nor ton one day on her playground. "It takes so little to male· them happy."