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Perth Amboy Evening News
Published daily «xcept Sunday by the PERTH AMBOT EVENING NEWS COMPANY. 284 State St.. Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Phone 400. J. LOGAN CI.KVKNGEU Editor. D. P. OLMSTEAD--Business Manager Subscription Price—By mail one month, 50 cents; one year, $6.00. De livered by carrier—12 cents a week. Branch Offices—N>w York: F. IL Northrup. 803 Fifth Ave. Chicago; Suite I 1610. Association Building. I THE EVENING NEWS is a member of the American Newspaper Publisher·' I Association. Audit Bureau of Circulation, and of the United Press Associations. Entered at the Perth Amboy Post Office as Second Class Mattfer. T)E Π Τ il AM H OV X ACKMAKING CIT 1 Population 40,000. 28 miles from New York. Tax rate 2.88. On Staten island Sound, at the mouth of the Raritan River and at the head of Karitan Bay. Ocean steamers can dock la from Sfi to 40 feet of water. Channel 21 feet deep at low water ..adijcK up from Sandy Hook. Dally steamer service to New Yor*. Four Railroads — The Pennsyl vania. Central Railroad of New Jer sey, Lehigh Valley and the Staten Island Rapid Transit. Branches run ning in all directions, affording an almost unlimited number of excel lent factory sites. Has two telegraph and two tele phone companie* Blsctric light and gas companies. Federal l'ostoffice building. Public Library. 1120,000 Y. M. C- A. Ten grammar schools nd oi-s high school which ia or ho ap proved list of all the leading uni versities in the country, four pa rochial schools and a business col legs. Churches of all denominations. City Hospital. Municipal elsctrlr light and water works. Prominent center for trolley to all parts of the state. Richest cl*y deposits in whs coun try in the immediate vicinity. Splendid theatrical advantages. Some of the leading industries ait: American Smelting ûc ReflDing Company's smelter; Karitan Copper Works r^tinory; Harbor Asphalt Works; United Leaa Works; United States Cartrirlg»» Co.; American En caustic Tii.ng Co.. Ltd.: C. Pardee Steel and Tile vVorks; Atlantic Terra Cotfa Co.; Federal Terra Cotta Co.; i\tw Jersey Terra Cotta Co.; three plants of the National Fireprooflng Co.. and other similar industries within the immediate v'lcinity; Cer amic Work·; Chesebrough Vaseline Works; Marcy Stove Works; two d;y dock companies, together with shipyards and marine railways; Standard Underground Cable Com pany; Roessler & Fasslacher Chem ical Works; Rakelite manufacturing concern; Castle's ice cream plant' window rhade and cigar factories; cement stone works; coal shipping piers, handkerchief factory chem ical laboratories; machine shopj and iron foundries. All Closed Except Saloons If the fuel administrator has the authority anil power to close all the stores and shops in the city at 6 o'clock every night, he has the authority to close the saloons. At first lliis early closing idea was merely an urgent request. The patriotism of the merchants was appealed to. The fuel admin istrator took pains to niaKe it known tnat Ms request applied to liquor dealers as well as to every other form of business. Of course, the saloonkeepers paid 110 attention to the request. We can hardly believe that the fuel administrator, himself, Ihought that they would. However, when he was asked what lie was going to do about it, he replied that such things took time, and an oppor tunity would be given the liquor dealers to join in the movement | voluntarily. If they failed to realize their responsibility in the mat ter, the fuel administrator promised to act further. How much time are the liquor dealers to be given to join in this patriotic movement of vtheir own accord? It seems that, according to the ruling of the fuel administrator announced yesterday, the C o'clock closing,.as far as the ordinary merchant is concerned, is no longer a request. No longer is the average man given the privilege of closing of his own volition. He is to be forced to close. The screws are to be applied. In the meantime, the fuel administrator is still waiting for the liquor dealers to show their patriotism by closing early without being compelled to do so. And the saloonkeepers, with one accord, continue to keep open until midnight every night. The regular merchant who responded to the appeal of the fue. I The saloonkeeper, according to yesterday's ruling, is left im molested, although he has made no effort whatever to join in the early closing movement. True, the president of the excise board issued an edict that saloons should close at 9 o'clock, giving them three hours' advan tage over the other merchants. But even this ruling was cast to the winds by the excise board when it met a uiglit or two later, and the farce of having the lights turned otf at 10 o'clock, but permitting the saloons to continue to do business until midnight was resorted to. There are a lot of saloons in this city that use up more current in lighting their places for one hour than all the little shops in the city use together in a week. Yet the saloons are ignored and the little shopkeeper feels the heavy hands of authority upon him. Why? Uliucr yesterday a ruuiig υι uil· iuw aummisnaïur uuuuut buy a hat or a coat in Perth Amboy after 6 o'clock at night except On Saturdays, but you can buy all the booze you want. You cannot buy a pound of meat, but you can buy booze. Yon cannot buy a pound of tea, but you can buy rum. You cannot buy a dress or a yard of drygoods, but you can buy all the beer and whiskey you desire. You cannot buy a pair of shoes, but you can spend the mon<»y you intended for shoes on booze. You cannot buy articles to help furnish your home, but you can buy that which will help destroy your home. You cannot buy a magazine or periodical with which to inform yourself and improve your mind, but you can soak your brain in alcohol so that you won't need any information. You cannot go to a bootblack and have the mud taken off your shoes, but you can go to a saloon and secure that which will send you wallowing in the mud. You couldn't get a glass of soda in Perth Amboy last night, but there was no limit to the glasses of beer or whiskey that you could bave. Anything that tends to uplift and sustain life is prohibited. That which demoralizes and destroys life is rcrmitted. A premium is put on efficiency. At a i..iie when the country needs the very best that a man can offer in the way of production, the one agency that does more than anything else to curtail man power and limit production is permitted to flourish while everything else is closed down, and this by the representative of the government itself. Walk along our main streets after 6 o'clock any night except Saturday and the only bright spots you see are gin mills. The fuel administrator stands over every other place of business with a clnb ready to place the merchant who violates his orders be hind the bars. The saloonkeeper alone is privileged. Is this the moral standard that the fuel administrator has fixed for Perth Amboy Î We understand that the liquor dealers are to hold a meeting tomorrow at which the fuel administrator is asked to be present, and an effort will be made to come to some agreement. But th>; small merchant was given no opportunity to come to some agreement with the fuel administrator. The hour was arbitrarily fixed for him to close and he has to obey whether his business is ruined or not. The fuel administrator asks for the cooperation and assistance of the public. We would like to work with him and do everything possible to assist in conserving fuel and bring relief in the present stringency, thereby helping the government win the war, bat we eartnot indorse any such discrimination as is apparent in Perth Amboy f How long will the respectable element in the city for it! Public Opinion 1USV. JOSEPH ΓΚ1ΙΛΧ RIMES, ûiditor EVKN1NG NEWS: Will you kindly publish tlio below article in your valuable paper, for which I wish to thank you in advance. While reading: the Perth Amboftr EVENING NEWS publication of Tues day, Jan. 22, 1918, I have noticed the following: statement our Alderman-at Large, Mr. (Jrouse, relating: to hie at titude on the Κ. & H. matter: "That he had lived there for eigh teen years and that he was far from dead at present, having: withstood the dangerous effects and fumes with fairly good results." I wish to state that you, Mr. Crouse, were not sincere when you made the above quoted statement, in view of the fact that on the morning: of January i 2 you were so greatly alarmed over the explosion that you evidently ex pected a very great disaster, and to protect the life of Mrs. Crouse, and jrour own, you resorted to abandon your presimes on State street, where you state "have lived for eighteen years," 1 and hurried to Metuchen, for the sake of safety. Now Mr. Crouse, if you were ' far from death why did you leave your residence in such a great hurry? Ac- , cording to your statement it was ab solutely unnecessary for your sudden departure to Metuchen; to my mind you could just as well have reposed safely without even the slightest re flection of any danger; furthermore, Mr. Crouse, you state "that you have withstood the dangerous efi'ect and fumes with fairly good results." Mr. Crouse, if you knew that the fumes were not dangerous, why didn't you act the part of a Samaritan and in form the hundreds of people who with great fright were seeking shelter, in stead of hastening to Metuchen? Mr. ,1 Crouse, the fact that you were far f'om \ being dead, at the time of the ex» j plosion, and the fact you could w ith- \ stand the effect of the funics with | fairly good results, would surely be of, valuable service at a moment when hundreds of children, ladies and men were greatly frightened. All you would have to do Mr. Crouse, was to say: Why all the unnecessary excitement, you don't have to feel alarmed, (be cause I am not and I am going to Me tuchen where I can find a safe place) "I have lived on Stato street for eigh teen years and am still far from be ing dead." Mr. Crouse, you are well aware οΓ the fact that the fumes are harmful and Τ know that your wife has been very badly burned, at least you have told me ^o in the presence of another gentleman. Mr. Cruuse, it is a very easy mat ter for me to conceive wby wou have made the flowered statement at the council meeting last Monday Yo'ire verv t«"iv. RTsV TOq^PTT TTRP,4N Rector of St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Daily Horoscope jj Sunday, Januarj' 27, 11)18 (Copyright, 1918, by the McCluro Newspaper Syndicate) All the planets conspire £or evil oil this day, according to astrology, the -Sun, t_ ranus and Saturn all being ad verse. It is a clay in which judgment may, Oe easily distorted ffrr ΠΙι'Γ fTTTilinr to Pn?s self-valuation and Lo^etuibe abnormal sensitiveness. This is held Ό be a sway of the stars particularly unfavorable to rail roads, tending to accidents, delay and financial losses Owing to the malefic power of I ranus scandal and slander ilounon while this configuration prevails. There will come a time within three months, the seers declare, when ru mors that besmirch the honor of dis tinguished women, as well as those of humble station, >. ill be circulated by enemies of true democracy. Astrologers see in the heavens omens of days that will be fuli of .lotible and distress, but they declare that the unexpected will happen in the war. There is a prophecy that America will achieve miracles in the war, "but not quickly," and the horoscope for next December shows Mars in opposi tion to Jupiter, which means power ful inlluencc* for war. During this government of the planets the si^ns are most unsatisfac tory for mines aim mi ing. As the occultists call this the day of judgment. thv.y see ^r raise of the mille, niuin in gieat :iud, among which is (he new habi. of work for omen and men of every station in iife. < he . tar that aff :cts the power of speech appe-.rs to promise many <•1.nigra in language. There will no new words and new uses of old words. Persons whose birthdate it is may have many anxieties in the coming year. They should guard against ill e. in the family. Children born on this day may bo very ambitious, but these subjects of Aquarius often iiave many disap pointments. They are sometimes su premely talented. Husband and Wife. Compensation for servie··* rendered by a wife outside of the home of her liushnnd. with whom she is living, such services not being In the discharge of her household or domestic dutlr , and not in interference therewith, is held recoverable in an action therefor in her own name and for her own nse. In Bechtol vs. Ewing, L. Κ. Δ. 1917E, 279. ] Healthy and happy— A cause and effeci as necessary ι to cows as to h amans. For a cow most be well be well fed be well treated to be happy — And orly hanttv cows give good milk. There's a happy herd at Wood Erook Farms and the good milk la collected in the most ap proved scientific and sanitary way. Evervthinor being as it should be—Wood ''rook milk is CER TIFIED MILK. PRICE 18c PER QUART Visitor» Always Welcomed. WOOD BROOK FARMS METUCHEN, V. J. Order· received at Seaman'· Pharmacy Phone Pwth boy 200 or phone direct to the He. 17» -—rïill " - Bits of By-Play By LUKE McLUKE, Copyright 1»16, th· Cincinnati Knqulrer. Huh! NTo chicken Is Mins Dolly Deck, Whom I now introduce; She thinks eho has a ewajilike neck, And she acta like a goose. Paw Knows Kvcrythins. Willie—Paw, what is the divorce evil ? I"aw—The fact that a lawyer charges (200 to undo what a preacher docs tor (2, my eon. Maw—Willie, If you don't quit ask ng that old fool questions I'll beat rou within an inch oi your life. Her Own. "My hair is all my own," said she, And this I can't deny, For things become your property When you have coin to buy. OncliI "It says here that a Tennessee -worn, ■n has worn the same bonnet for twen y years," said Mr. Gabb, as he look id up from his newspaper. "There's hrift for you." "Thrift nothing," sneered Mrs. Gabb. 'I'll bet she has the kind of η lius >and who is so stingy that he wears :he samo pair of socks for twenty veeks." Job. I think Job's trails were a myth, What troubles had men then? He never wrote a letter with A two-bit fountain pen. Correct. "What do you consider the greatest factor in producing insanity?" we isked the Great Alienist. "Tho lawyers for the defense," re plied the Great Alienist. Hot. 'The coal man makes mo hot," said BotL "That's right," responded Hupp: 'And you will make tiic coal man hot. If you don't pay him up." Goslil (Greensburg, Cal., News.) George Smith has lost a lino horse, ieath being due to lockjaw and three hogs caused by eating immature corn. Well! The Ideel An assessor in Cook County, Illinois, has protested to the Illinois Central Railroad because the warning gongs on he crossings of the road ring at night tnd keep him awake. And the name of the man making the protest is Charles Wringer. Our Joe Miller Contest, λ Τ "1 \„ ,. α η: , λι 'f Pt. Gibbon, Alaska, claims that tho >ldest joke is the one about the eldry ady who went to a dentist to have her eeth attended to. "Well, Madam," nid t.hc dentist, after an examination, Ί will have to do quite a bit of v.ork >n your mouth, so we had better start tow. Will you have the gas?" "Of v^urse T will," replied the lady. "You lon't suppose I want you fooling: around me in the dark, do you?" Oh. Joy! The Club is petting up a debate be ween IT. R. Wright, of St. Sterling:. Cy., and I. 13. Rong, of San Francisco. Learn One Now Thing Fach Day. It Is onj^ fi-û/VQ ^^pOJ>i^Lrniles to :he neàrest fl- ' star. The Optimist. He went into a eh pap hotel and reg istered, did Bard. The bed he got was filled with lumps, and it was mighty hard But he was quite an optimist, and he said with a sm'ile; "I've been in bod an hour, so I'll get up and rest a while." —Luke McLuke. \nd a^ter "he had taken this bit of much needed rest Ho then wb^ railed to breakfast, and he still hoped for the best; But he found the coffee muddy, and tbp st^ak tough as a shoe, So he smilinerly observed: "T guess I'll rest my stomach too." —Newark Advocate. "Out-Cut-Cnt-Onnfc ! Cut-Cut-Cut Ouiinlsl" We know thnt e ^q nre mightv scarce l«rW now. P,,f vo'i can always C. Bob Irtpb at the S\'itehouse in Columbia, ,onth Carolina. Famous Snows. —Man. T^miTid. TVrd. T?11 rTl. r>oq< Ptorm. Use. —J. W. S. Name*» Is Names. R Just is a proepr 1" ToVflo, Ohio. Our Daily ^noc*al. τ 5f0 wit** Men Is a Case of Meet and Drink. Ti"lic MrTmke Says wv,nt Hnth 1t r>roflt η man to dodore ynnnp- Λ^-omer pnri remain sincle until i-p \ i fortv and fall for snmp dame who is o*d eno"""1"» *o bp h's mother? .Λr» pmi^ppt R"ff anro'inoe·» that "WmnpTi fpp,i i»«t 1'kp men " How 15 η. η'ητπηη evpr trot^r to fep1 likp a man 'v>m e-ots homp inst as tbp dawn ia urppkmer snd who is ^'ond^rine· how "«η souare himself with Friend W MfP«» y\ vipp n^m'^nn 1e? usiiallv a joke R"t It i« just as +o Mvp so that von Ho nrv ν\·Λτν|ησ when a Vlcc r«^*-nirv> 5c·—f\r<»-nni7Pd. Λ tpiifi me how tr ii *'>r ΠΠ0 a vp«r. Rut il » nnM tftli ns ho«' to dress wpII foi ί1*; π vpar he would have a bigger A fninV îep't t^e orilv thing· a woma' 4L can pack better than a man. She can get more stuff Into an ico box than a man can get Into a cellar. A man usually waits until he is past sixty before he begrins to make up for lost time. But It is different with a woman. ι luilfU \\ΟΓΛ.». Ï*—Aiurkr· una aiieriuun Streets. 26—£>ii*itil Sire.it *ud central Κ. K. 26—AiitiKel and First Street·. 27—Aliiilison Avi. and l'aterson St. 28—Hisn and Lewi» St·. > 35—Smith and High Street*. ' 36—New Bruuirvt'k Ave. »fid New St. 37—Smith and Slat» HVrfets. 4*—AUr-n-t.tr, Terra C»#<r« Works. 41—Buckingham Ave^Vina Hartford St. 46—Commerce and Frjont Strum. 46—State and Washington Street* 47—High and Washington Street·. 64—'Jtate St. and Buckingham at·. 66—barker St. and Pulaaki Ave. 66—Hall Ave. and Charier Street. 67—State and Wayne Street». M—Ne*r United Lead Work». 59—Maurer. t>2—Washington a Λ Firei S.reet». S3—N.*w Brunswick Ave. and Kim St. «4—Smith Street and Watson Avenue. 66—Commerce and State Street·. 72—Front and Smith Street·. 73—Water and Uordon Street». 74—Kearny Ave. and Gofdon Street. SI—Brace and Hanson Avenue·. 82--Smith and Herbert Street·. «3 -Amboy Ave and Washington St. 84—Lehigh Ave. and Stanford Street. 86—Near City Hoapltal. «6--Cleveland and Brace Avenue·. 87—Amboy and Hall Avenue». 92—An.boy Ave. and Inslse Street. #3—Lawrence and Francis Street». 64—Neville and Johnston» Streets 6TATEN ISLAND RAPI1> TRANSIT Fare to New Yetk. One way ...| .4» Hound Trip 6a oO-Trip Ticket 13.00 i Monthly Commutation 7.04) j .Time Table In Effect 0«>«. β, ÎPIT NF.W YORK TO PERTH AMIIOt Î:Ï6.' 6*45,' 7:20," 8:00,' 9:00." loToo" p. m . 12.00 night, .:Oo a. m Sundays only and thi following Legal Holidays Nov. 6, 29, Dec. 26, 1917; Jan. 1, Feb. 22. 1918 — 6:30, 8:00, 9:00. 10:00. 11-00 a m.; 12:00 noon; 1:00, 2:00, 2:40, 1:40, 4:40, 6:20, 6:20, 7:20, 8:30, 9:10. 10:30 p. m.; 12:00 night; 1:00 a. m. PERTH AMIIOY TO NEW YORK Dally except Sundays and Legal Holi- ' . dava—6:30, 6:06. 6:26, 6:66. *7:28. 7:28,1 ,•7:58. 7:58. 9:06, 10:05. 11:06 a. m.; .12:05, 1:05. 2:05. «2:30, 3:05, 3:36 4:36,1 J 6:27, 6:07. 6:60. 7:60. 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 112 00 niKht. Sundays only and the following Legal Holidays: Nov. 6, 29; Dec. 25, 1917; Jan. 1, Feb. 22. 1918—6:10, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 110:30, 11:30 a. m.; 12:30, 1:20, 2:30, 3:30. , 4:07, 6:07. 6:10, 7:20. 8:2·. 9:26. 11:00 V m.; 12:00 night. ι · Expre·* traîna . «·«·,. only I John White FEAL - ESTATE INSURANCE 1S6 Smith Street Phone 632 PER1H AMBOY, N. J. )ne of the Most Exciting Events of the Winter in Toonerville Is When Aunt Eppie Hogg, the Fattest Woman in Three Counties Slips and Falls Down. 1 HEERD AT TH* SToRE THCT AUNT eppie Hoa& WAS DoWK UP ON THE PCPUAR laEVEt* road. Au NT EPPIE HOGG ;s down-if they dont Git j\ Her up BY Noon I WANTCHA To TAKE HER OVER SOME J.UNCH l". teifeJjr, & Run telu YA «α UU BE LATE FOR. J.UNCH - AUNT EPPI6 H0C6 JS DOWN. (Copy rum t. 1117. by tHa vr.-.eoui Syndicate. Inc.) Walt Mason s Rippling Rhymes A WINTER DAT It is a bitter, roaring day, the wind comes whooping down the hill; the skies are of a leaden gray, and I would give ten cents for May, with azure sky and babbling rill. The winds each moment colder grow, that through my whiskers blow apace; and there are symptoms now of snow; my cordwood pile is getting low; such weather is a rank disgrace. It's sad to see the furnace eat the cost ly coal, and call for more, then shed «round some sickly heat, not strong enough to melt the sleet that's drifted underneath the door. It's sad to shovel in the coal, and know that each expensive lump, diminishes your hard-earned roll, and puts you deeper In the hole, and brings you nearer to the dump. My scanty wages I have earn ed by labors fierce, that made me yell; It's hard to see such money burned, to see one's savings hourly turned to ashes, which one can not sell. An ashpilo's all I have to show for long weeks in the clanging mart; for endless journeys- to and fro, for weary trips In rain and snow, and things that rend the human heart. The day wears on to evening, each minute brings an added Jar; I sit as gloomy as a king, the while the girls waits round and sing, "Brigjit •n the corner where you are." BARITAN TRUST OFFICERS In order that our present and prospective clients may know the calibre of the men with whom tiiey are doing business, we submit the following list of officers of this company. OFFICERS: President S. RIDDLESTORFFER Vice-President A. GREENBAUM Vice-President ABEL HANSEN Vice-President A. CLAYTON CLARK Vice-President W. PARKER RUNYON Secy.-Treas. THEO. DEGENRING AO. ' 0 Paid on all deposits of $5.00 or over in our INTEREST DEPARTMENT THE RARÎTAN TRUST COMPANY 150-352 State Street, Perth Amboy, N. J. "A HOME BANK FOR HOME PEOPLE" Perth Amboy Trust Company 147 SMITH STREET TOTAL ASSETS: Over Two aid Om-Half Milllois We want to call your Attention to our New and Modem * Fire and Burglar Proof Vault As your FIRE INSURANCE doe· not insure your MONEY, your DEEDS, your SECURITIES or other VALUABLE PAPERS, your only saleguard against FIRE or BURuLAKS is to place them in one of our Safe Deposit Boxes $3 per year and up Our SAFE DEPOSIT and STORAGE VAULTS ice second to none in this section ot the STATE. Call in and Look at One Perth Amboy Trust Company PERTH AMBOY, N. J.