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Published dally except Suntfay by the ΓΕΚΤΗ AMBOY EVENING NEWS j COMPANY, 284 State St.. P^rth Amboy. New Jersey. Phone 400. J. LOGAN CLEVENGER Editor. D. P. ΟLMSTEAD - - - - Business Mgr Subscription Price—By mail, one month. 60 cents; one year, $6.00. De- | Ilvered by carrier—12 conte a week. Branch Offices—New York; Ρ, Κ. Νor thru p. 80S Fifth Ave. Chicago* Suite 1*10. Association Building. THE EVENING NEWS is a member of the American Newspaper Publishers' Association, Audit Bureau of Circulation, and of the United Press Associations. I Entered at the Perth Aaiboy Post ΟΠοβ as 8econd Class Matter. . j ΛϋίΤΧ*. I ■· ill -T-JF". R Τ H AMR η\· I acemakinu cit I Population 40,000. 23 miles from Kevr York. Tax rate 2.88. On Staten Island Sound, at the mouth of the Raritan River and at the head of Kan tan Bay. Ocean steamers can dock to irons 3 5 to 40 f<*et of water. Channel 2i feet deep at low water leading up from Sandy Hook. Daily steamer service to New York. Four Railroads — The Pennsyl vania, Central Railroad of Sew Jer sey. Lehigh Valley and the Jtaten Island Rapid Transit. Branches run ning in all directions, affording an almost unlimited number of excel lent factory sitea. Has two telegraph and two telt phone companies. Electric light and gafi companies. Federal Poetofilce building. Public Llbrarv, $120,000 Υ Μ. Ο. A Ten grammar schools and on» high school which is on the ap proved list of all the leading uni versities in the country, four pa rochial schools and a bueiiifis col lege. Churches of all denominations. City Hospital. Municipal electric light and ^'tBr woifc·. Prominent center for trolley to ell parte οf the state. Richest clay deposits in the coun try in the immedlav* vicinity. Splendid theatrical advantages. Some oi the leadii.g industries are: American Smelting & Refining Company s emelter; Karitan Copper Works relinery; Barber Asphalt Works; United Lead Works; United States Cartridge Co.; American En caustic Tiling; Co., Ltd ; C. Pardee Steel and Tile Works; Atlantic Terra Cotta. Co.; Federal Terra Cotta Co.; New Jersey Terra Col ta Co.; three plante of the .National Fireproohng L g., and other similar industries within the immediate vicinity; Cer amic Works; Chesebrough Vaseline Works, Marey Stove Works; two dry dock companies, together with shipyards and marine railways; ■standard Underground Cable Com pany; Roessler & llasslacher Chem ical Works; Bakélite manufacturing concern; Castles ice cream plant; window shade and cigar factories; cedent stone works: coal shipping piers, handkerchief factory; chem ical laboratories; machine shops ana iron foundries!. Punishing The Agitators Thére are indications all ovei· the country that the authorities are becoming more and more severe in the enforcement of the espion age and sabotage laws. It is time this was done. There is entirely too much leniency with those who, while pretending to be American citizens, show by their every act and often by their words, that they are. in actual fact, in sympathy with the enemies of this country. We have in some of our industrial plants men who studiously avoid coinmiting any direct offense against the laws of the t'nited States but who, in one way or auother, cause dissatisfaction among other employes, hinder production and otherwise work against the government of the United States. These men are being weeded out and placed where they belong. One of the latest instances of this kind took place at the National Conduit & Cable Company at Hastings-on-IIudson a few days ago. A Russian was found to be agitating among his fellow employes to cause unrest. lie was taken before the court and sentenced to two years in the federal prison at Atlanta. Many of these plants are engaged in government work for which there is a great rush. Any man who in any way interferes with the carrying out of these orders is. to all intents and purposes, an enemy to the country and the government is dealing with such men as it would an enemy in war time. There have i een some complaints from local industries along this line of late. Any man who thinks he can fool the authorities by pretending to be American, but who by petty acts and slight remarks now and then, interfere^ with production that the govern ment needs, is certain to come to grief. The United States has been most lenient—entirely too lenient, h.î—with these cne;iv aliens. But there are indica ;u<ns that the period of lenieney is about over. The United States rj—i -«-iis w io win, and anything that interferes with victory is going" to be tnv^ri little consideration. kvell for some of onι· would-be agitators to remem ber this. Wherein The Drive Succeeded First thing, right off the reel, the German drive AWAKENED AMERIC A as this country never was awakened before! Ilindenburg may rush on through the break in British lines. The horde of Huns he is forcing through rivers of German blood may retake Baupaume. They may devastate the whole of northern France. They may level every French port. They may destroy Paris They may drive every allied soldier out of France. And that is ALL the war machine of Wilhelm and Ilindenburg can do. This possible, but not probable, result of the German,drive, would bring more horrible suffering to the brave French people, and it might even crush that gallant nation into temporary submission under the iron heel of the oppressive conqueror. But it will strengthen England's resolve to fight oil and on, beqeathing democracy's war to their children's children if need be. Should the improbable happen, and the Ilun stand victor over the prostrate form of France, he still will have to do what he set out to do long before he plunged the world into war. He will have to leave behind him his poison gas, his trained land fighters, his 7G-mile guns, and go out upon the waters, to gain the world domination for which he became the wholesale murderer he now is. The United States has for the first time awakened to its suprem est duty and its greatest might. The Ilindenburg drive through British lines has shown lis that war has come to us in reality and in dead earnestness. It is as though the horrid hand of the Hun groped through the British break and clutched its bloody fingers about hunting for the throat of America ' And we see the hand. We see those fingers dripping with crimson dye of human hearts. We are not afraid. We are not panic-stricken. We are not quaking. But we are more in a fighting mood now than ever before! That, Wilhelm and Ilindenburg, is the fruit—the real fruit— of your "successes" in northern France. You proudly boast of "striking at the heart of France." What you did was to sound the x alarm to America. We now know that we must put aside every other consideration, pleasure, recreation, business, for that of war. From now on until this war ends in world victory for world democracy THE BUSINESS OF WAH MUST AND CAN BE OCR ONLY Bf.'SI I NESS. ι _ Just America s Way The English and French newspapers seem to be rather over i doing their glorification over the decision to put American units in brigades with British and French battalions for immediate fighting. Possibly there isn't full appreciation by Europe of America's spirit in this war. America is not in this war for glory or profit's sake. America's ipirit was demonstrated, clearly and pointedly, by ''Black Jack" i^ershing, when he did the biggest thing in all his career in offering Jximself and his men l'or any purpose, anywhere, whenever needed. America is not in it for America's success but for civilization's tri umph and preservation. Along her entire front there is no point at which Germany can hope that jealousy and false pride create a weak ness. If conceited German autocracy never appreciated our serious ness, it ought to now. What we've offered may be only a drop in the bucket, but it's there and it was all that was available. And Jire're going to fill the bucket! / Today Me Celebrate Anniversary of Kelson's Flagship H. M. S. Victory, the historic Eng lish man-of-war which was Nelson's flagship in the memorable battle of Trafalgar, is perhaps the oldest sea worthy vessel in existence. It has been kept in a fine state of preserva tion at Portsmouth, and today, as every year on the anniversary of its launching, it will be dressed with flags. The Victory was launched at Chat ham Dockyards on May 7, 1765. Nel son served under Jervis on the Vic Lory when that gallant ship lived up to its name off Cape St. Vincent in 1797. On that occasion Sir John Jervis, in command of fifteen sail, defeated the Spanish fleet of twenty seven ships of the line. For this vic tory Sir John was raised to the peer age as Earl S. Vincent, and Nelson, his able lieutenant in the conflict off the Portuguese coast, was knighted and made a rear-admiral. It was from the deck of the Victory that Nelson directed the formation of the English fleet's battle line off Cape Trafalgar, Spain, in 1805, when he was opposed by the combined fleets of France and Spain. It was from the Victory that he sent his last sig nal, ''England expects every man to do his duty." It was to the deck of the Victory that he fell mortally wounded, and it was the Victory that carried the dead hero to Portsmouth. The old ship is still seaworthy and in excel lent condition, although it could hardly survive a single shot fired from tho great guns of England's present battle fleet. England has preserved several other ancient men-of-war. in cluding H. M. S. Implacable, which was built in France in 1801 and up to a few years ago was serving as a training ship for boys at Falmouth. Another historic English ship is tho Caledonia, which was launched 114 years ago. Perhaps the oldest of American fighting ships arc the fri gate Constitution and the V. S. S. Constellation, both built in 1797, tlie former at Boston and the latter at Baltimpre. Daily Horoscope Wednesday, May 8, 1918 (Copyright, 1918, by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate. ) The stars are friendly today, ac cording· to astrologers, who find Mercury, Jupiter and the Sun all in beneflc aspect. It is again a time favorable for publicity, especially advertising of matters connected with finance and so should be fortunate for War Sav ing Stamps sales and other war fund enterprises. There is a favorable sign for or ganization and for the systematizing of affairs. The stars presage re trenchment and improvement in effi ciency in government business, follow ing· exposures of extravagance in cer tain departments. Thrift comes more and moro into the affairs of everyday life as summer advances, the seers declare. KlTorts to tea oil economy in household ex penditure wil he made on a large scale it is predicted. λ\'οηιβη come under a rule that seems to presago a great increase in responsibility and new efforts in wage earning vocations. The forecast appears to be sensa tional in its significance since it is read as prophetic of nation-wide coop eraton of women who will suddenly awaken to the need of extreme con centration on war work. The Sun gives promise of helpful ness from the government in many lines of activity and a new interest in safeguarding individuals us impor tant units in national affairs. Reform measures Mill become prominent in public discussions, for new social problems- of serious mo ment will be presented as a result of the war. Heroism will be displayed by many mothers and wives, astrologers de clare, after June. While war will exact its toll from Hie American armies the losses will be much lighter than have been feared, the seers prophesy. There is a most encouraging sign for both shipping and aviation, the summer bringing great promise o? supreme achievements. Persons whose birthdate it is have the augury of a successful year in which their money will increase. Children born on this day are likely to be kind and generous. They should be active and successful in whatever they undertake. Famous Women Ma ry Sprouse One of the most remarkable char- ! acters known throughout the I'nlted Slates during the early part of the nineteenth century was Mary Sprouse, who was born in Albennarlc County, Va., in 1 739 and at an early age de veloped the gift of clairvoyancy. Her gift first attracted attention when the guessing games of her fellow pupils in the little country school house were set at naught. As she grew into young maidenhood this gift developed with out any special effort on lier part, and soon her fame spread throughout the surrounding territory and then through thn county. It is greatly to lier credit that she never accepted any fees for performing lier feats of clair voyancy, and she never went into the business of '"forecasting the future.' On the contrary, she raised vegetables and poultry and sold these at the mar ket in Charlottesville, making the daily trip on foot, even when she was at a very advanced age. In fact, she con tinued her marketing until the day be fore she died, May 7, 1838, at the age of ninety-nine. Too Familiar. "Your face Is certainly familiar," eald the girl as she wiped a stolen klse from her ruby lips.—Boston Tran script. WOOD BROOK Milk Triumphs in its own home—Why? Judge for yourself—compare WOOD BROOK with any other CERTIFIED MILK. Of. you know what ' ' Certified ' ' means? Have you ever visited Wood Brook—here at home? It's an education— and parents owe it to their children to know. You notice that Wood Brook Milks comes to your door in a Wood Brook truck from the farm. Visitors Always Welcomed. WOOD BROOK FARMS METUCHEN, N. J. Orders received at Seaman's Pharmacy, Phone Perth Am· boy 200, or phone direct to the farm, Ho. 179 Metuchen Bits of By-Play By LUKE McLUKF., Copyright 1916, the Cincinnati Κ ri g uirur. Modern Corsery Rhymes. Baa, baa, big Hun, have you a bomb? Yes, sir, but just keep it mum. I drop some on the mothers, I drop some on the tots, And I drop some on the wounded In hospital cots. Poor Old Paw. Willie—Γαη·, does a man have to be selfish in order to be a gentleman? Paw—Not that I know of, my son. Why do you ask that question? Willie—It says here that a gentle man never forgets himself. Cheer Up! Don't mind the storm That now dismays, It will get warm Soma of these days. Defined. "What Is your idea of a hypocrite?" asked the Old Fogy. "A hypocrite," replied Grouch, "is a man who turns his chickens loose on Sunday morning so they can scratch up his neighbors' gardens and then goes to Church so he won't be respon sible for what they do." Λ ο Joke. "This world is queer," said old man Koost, "And you can bet your socks You're lucky if you get one boost For every hundred knocks." A Sweeping Change. "I see they made a sweeping change in this hotel," said the Fat Man. "That so," asked the Thin Man. "Yes," replied the Fat Man, "They Bred one of the chambermaids and hired a new one.' Some Old Story. The summer girl's coming with her same old wiles. And she will procecd to enrapture the men; They'll hang 'round the beach and they'll greet her with smiles. And they'll teach her to swim all over again. Not Knocking \olxxly. (Taos (N. W.) News.) The most sympathetic social note of the week is undobtedly tho party given last night at tho residence of Mr. and Mr3. James DuBor by the re spectable Taos Madams, Mrs. DuBor, Mrs. McCabe andDavis, in honor of their old friends. Certainly, It was one of the most encouraged and greatly attended party where the principals and oldest families in the Taos Valley participated, which also brought back thoughts of 15 years ago, when the Taos Valley had among its popula tion good element. J,carn One New Tliiuf; Each Pay. French briar is grown in Sicily. Tho Subtler Methods. When wooing slumber, kindly keep The fact in mind for your own sake That you can always get to sleep If you'll just try to keep awake. -r-Luke McLuke. And it is much the same, my dear, When you are wooing of a maid; If you'll indifferent appear, She will capitulate, the jade. —Newark Adsocate. When wooing the Muse, if you are true. She may embrace you right away; But she will not get stuck on you, For she's not made of common clay. —J. H. VV. How Be Ya! We don't know A. Dinger, the Cin cinnati grocer. But we are acquaint edc with his brother Hum. Oh! ' The Study school in Fort Wayne, Ind., was not named that way gocause that is what those who attend it are expected to do. It was named after Justin Study, a former school super intendent. Gosh Ï Of course it is none of our business. But won't Helen Waremore. of Brooltsville, Ky„ be out of style this summer ? Some Crew. We were on a train on the I., and F Railroad in Kentucky the other day and Conductor Short introduced us to Kngineer Long. Camouflage. When skinny woman stoops to folly And stuffs has stocking calves with neigh? She finds out to her melancholy That horses follow her each day. —Luke McLuke. When horses are so greatly tempted, What soul is there to say them nengh ? And jassacks, too, are not exempted— They often follow with their bray —Walton (Oa.) Tribune Well, Weill Some towns in Missouri are richei than others. But you can find Pros peritj in Jasper County. Tomboy Taylor Has Taken a New Interest in Her Music Lesson* Since She Saw the Tnck Piano Player in Vaudeville ν (Copyright, 19H. by the Wheeler Syndicate, Ine.) Our Daily Spécial. Imaginary Troubles Cause ilors Gray Hairs Than Real Trouble. IHike Mcl.uke Says. Wc all know that chickens are shal low. But many a man has gotten be yond his depth while chasing them. Lots of men who graduate from medical schools are not doctors and lots of men who graduate from law schools are not lawyers. Our idea of tough luck would be to be a mail carrier and have an ingrow ing toe nail. When Father gets home after a day's work and finds that Mother is house cleaning and has a dozen rugs for him to beat after supper it is a bad time to talk to Father about this be ing the Land of the Free. Some women use so much paint that they look like their complexions were on inside out. You often hear of womin driving mon to drink. But you scl lom hear lof women driving men away from it. Any husband can tell you that he ι isn't half as bad as his wife believes 1 he i». " When you go to a man with a prop osition and he hums and hawa and says, "I'll think it over," that means that your proposition isn't going to get another thought. To a single man pay day Is an event. But to a married man pay day Is merely an incident, ι I Fire Alarm Boxes \ 22—Raritan Copper Work ·. 24—Market and Sheridan Streets. 26—Smith Street and Central R. R. 26—Market and First Streets. 27—Madison Ave. and Patereon St. 28—High and Lewis Sts. 35—Smith and High Streets. 36—New Brunswick Ave. and New St 37—Smith and State Streets. 42—Atlantic Terra Cotta Work·. 43—Buckingham Ave. and Hartford St (5—Commerce and Front Streets. 46—State and Washington Streets 47—High and Washington Streets! 54—State St. and Buckingham Ave. 55—Parker St. and P;ilaski Ave. 56—Hull Ave. and Charles Street. 57—State and Wayne Streets. 58—Near United Lead Works. 59—Maurer. 62—Washington and First Streets. 63—New Brunswick Ave. and Elm SL 64—Smith Street and Watson Ave. 65—Commerce and State Streets. 72—Front and Smith Streets. 73—Water and Gordon Streets. 74—Kearny Ave. and Gordon Street 81—Brace and Hanson Avenues. 82—Smith and Herbert Streets. 83—Ainboy Ave. and Washington St. 84—Lehigh Ave. and Stanford Street. 85—Near City Hospital. 86—Cleveland and Brace Avenue·. 87—A m boy and Hall Avenues. P2—Amboy Ave. and Inslee Street. —Lawrence and Francis Street·. • 4—Neville and Johnston* Streets. 0 Liberty Bond Department Make Your Liberty Bond Pay ments at Our Special Window Those who have expressed a desire to make their Liberty Bond payments at the Perth Amboy Trust Company, have at their service a special teller to serve them with dispatch. Upon entering the Perth Amboy Τ rust Com pany walk away down the main aisle toward the big vault. Y ou will find the Liberty Bond window at your right. YOUR SECOND PAYMENT IS DUE AS FOLLOWS : WEEKLY PLAN. MAY 13th GOVERNMENT PLAN, MAY 28th Perth Amboy Trust Company* Walt Mason s Rippling Rhymes SHALL· BEGINNINGS I-arge oaks from little acorns grow, the wise man said, long, long ago. Oh, he had lived and loved and learned, and ere he to the dust returned, he summed up all the things he knew—and "he had learned a fact or two—and sprung tlicm in the form you know: "I.arge oaks from little acorns grow." One day the news from France was vile; the Teuts advanced, mile after mile; it seemed that they would win the scrap, and back the Allies off the map. And scores of men with arctic feet were standing on the village street; their whole appearance was a frost; they said that everything was lost. "The Teuts have won," they said to me; "they'll march right onward to the sea, and'ere they-stop their sinful games they'll bombard Windsor and St. James. Wc might as well take in out sign, and spend the future shedding brine." I said to them. "Oh morbid owls, erase putting up such doleful howls! There's nothing lost till Pershing wires that he has busted all his tires." A few brisk words I threw around, their pessimism to confound; 'twas all they needed, and they rose and bet ten bones we'd whip the focs. A few bright words in season sprung will oft relieve the withers wrung by fear and hopelessness and woe; large oaks from little acorns grow. v Do not grumble because you ere r>oor. Maybe your poverty ?:seps you from making a fool of yourself. Unless we want to borrow from him ire are prone to admire a man who keeps things to himself . It must make the shade of the first husband chuckle when lie hears his widow lying: to the second husband about what a thoughtful and genercus man her first husband was. It Isn't love of her that make a man accompany his wife when the çoes shopping "in a department store, tt is fear of her. Even when a husband likes his wife he is too selfish to enjoy waiting on her. But when a wife likee lier hus band she loves to wait on him. Printing PROMPT EFFICIENT SERVICE Litho graphing HALF TONES RUBBER STAMPS CUTS OF ALL KINDS BUSINESS FORMS No work '00 big; None toe small. Telephone 198. Perth Amboy Printing Co. 70 SMITH STREET Successor· to Job Printing Dept. PERTH AMBOr EVENING NEW& Three Seasons In Year. The Egyptian year was divided Into three seasons. These were Shalt, the season of waters, being the time occu pied by the rising spread and reces sion of the Nile; Plrut, the season of vegetation ; the Shonmu, the season of harvest. These seasons are supposed to have been arranged by the god Thot. Each season was divided Into four months and they were known lu official documents by numbers only. Thus we have the first, second, third and fourth months of Shalt, the months of each of the other seasons being designated In the same manner. Each month, how ever, had a patron god and the people ordinarily gnve to It, In their dally In tercourse, the name of Its god. These deity names of the months were tran scribed Into Greek, then Into Arabic and are now largely used by the Chris tian Inhabitants of Egypt In prefer ence to the Mussulman appellations. Faith. We had a Dew experience the other day when we picked up two boatloads of survivors from the , torpedoed without warning. I will say they were pretty glad to see us when we bore down on them. As we neared, they be gan to paddle frantically, as though fearful we should be snatched away from them at the last moment The crew were mostly Arabs and Lascars, and the first mate, α typical comic-mag azine Irishman, delivered himself of the following : "Sure, toward the last, some o' thlm havthens gits down on their knees and starts calling on Al lah; but I sez, sen I: "Git up afore I swat ye wid the ax-handle, ye benight ; ed haythen ; sure If this boat gits saved 't will be the Holy Virgin does It or none at all, at all I Git up,' sez I."—An American Officer, In the Atlan tic. But Two Added Lettersl I "Oh, dear!" exclaimed Imruogene, who lives with her very strict Aunt Prisellla, "I wonder why It le that puri tanical people ore nearly always so purityranlcal I" FIRE INSURANCE Have you figured how much more it would cost you to replace today the building you erected a few year· ago? Doubtless you are not carry ing enough Are insurance. Let us write some additional in* eurance for you In one of the reliable companies we repre sent John White REAL ESTATE INSURANCE 196 Smith Street Phone 632 PERTH AMBOY, N. J.