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Perth Amboy Evening News
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Entered at the Perth Amboy Post OClce as Second Class Matter. «OB' _ __ Bui the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts—for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free. To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, every thing that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of ihose who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other.—President Wilson. May Carry Burden Alone Whether the Iluns do or don't achieve complete success in France, their present successes clearly show that there is but one safe policy for America, this: To so work and prepare that she may be able to combat German world-domination, of, by and for herself. This war would not end with the elimination of Britain, France and Italy. The fires of human freedom must be kept, burning though America alone must furnish the fuel. Besides, the Huns must collect the eost of war from America, directly, or indirectly, since America has financed the allies. Would you be free? Would you be something more than a pauper? These are the questions for every American, business man and workingman, the idle rich and the dependent poor. The American who owns a Liberty bond can look onit as some thing that not only fights now but may have to fight in trying years to come. The Huns have not yet triumphed over Europe. But they've come so close, the danger is so great, that there is .-justification and reason for a psychological change in America. We have been 111 the war to help others, an ideal high and right. To be wise, we've got to put our thought and effort 011 "safety first," more strongly than we have. There's selfishness in it and more of the practical than idealistic but. for all humanity's sake, we cannot afford to take the risk that America will not be able to stand for freedom and the in dependence of nations, alone, if needs be. Whatever the eventuality Jn Europe, let us prepare, with all our might, for just that. America may become the last surviving bulwark of civilization Take not the slightest risk that she fail as that! The Teuton Madness 'Some weeks ago, there came a cable story to the effect that the Germans had raptured several Americans aud left their mutilated bodies in front of the trenches held by our boys. Now comes.a story told in a letter by Adjutant R. (', Starbard «MJl^HT^tiou Army, who says that a wounded sergeant in a hos pital told him that, he saw Germans capture three American soldiers and cut their throats. Such atrocities, adds Mr. Starbard, are per petrated by brutes especially selei-ted to intimidate by frightfulness. It is of hifih importance that the truth or falsity of such reports be established beyond doubt. It is even worth while that the author ities at Washington take particular pains to determine their truth Or falsity. The continuance of such stories is loaded with horrible possibilities, there are so many exposed German throats in this Country. Moreover, if cutting the throats of American prisoners is, indeed part of the German war policy, for intimidating purposes or any Other, the fact will and ought to strongly afTeet America's attitude toward Germany at the peace table. "We have amongst us Americans who struggle to preserve sym pathy for the German people as distinguished from their government Americans who believe that the people of Germany are merely mis guided by education and misled by their war lords, Americans wlic have a sort of hazy idea that civilization is sacrificing, bleeding am dying in this war partly with the aim of ultimate benefit to the peopb of Germany themselves. But a people who, through ignorance, brutishness, or subservi ence as followers of autocracy, or from any other cause, stands fo: a government that butchers helpless captives as hogs are slaughterec Is without the pale of human sympathy. Such a people is maniacal, and is to he treated as such by ever; nation that sits at the peace table to establish order aud justici throughout the world. A people that believes in aud supports de liberate murder as a war policy must be put beyond the possibility of making war. Moreover, being mad, it should be isolated, con fined and controlled as art· individual maniacs, for the common goo( of all other peoples. We mean just exactly that, as a nation participating on ai equality with other nations in the world's affairs, the nation ο throat-cutters should be barred, until completely cured of its bar barism. Germany should be interned in Germany. Locating Kerensky "Whatever has become of Kerpnskv? It is not definitely known, and it does not matter. There wer reports of his suicide; also, lhat he'd fled from Russia; also, tha his successors had put hitn out of the way. At present writing Kei ensky is certainly in what is called "oblivion.That's where strai dlers usually land. The fellow who, in these stirring times, is neither ''for" 11c "against" is in oblivion, be he statesman or shoe-shiner by profei gion. In a period of revolution, Kerensky, posing a-s the whole whee Undertook to turn only part way 'round, and discovered that h was only a fly on the wheel, and Hew off into space when the whei began to buzz. He tried to play part of the Russian people again; another part to the pleasure of both. lie thought revolution to 1. • fold of harmless sheep, when it's a den of hungry tigers. Trotzk ftnd Leninc are playing the same game, only in a different wa; They're playing the whole of hungry, groping, disorganized Russi ftgainst German might and ruthlessness, and, sooner or later, ι Russia grows hungrier and more anarchial, they must fly off tl Wheel into oblivion. One of the eurps for anarchy is more anarch; for real communal government, vith law and order, are finally d Bunded and produced. Man will not go right on taking a medicii that makes him sicker and sicker. Russia will finally be for ι •gainst Germany. Meanwhile, some Kerenskvs, Trotzky» ar Leninca will go whizzing off into unknown space. Today We Celebrate Confederate Memorial Day In South Carolina May 10 the an niversary of the death of Gen. Stone waU Jackson is observed as Memorial Day. With fitting ceremony flowers will be laid on the graves of the hon ored heroes of the Confederacy. The ceremonies of the day will follow closely those observed by other Southern states on April 29, which is also celebrated as Memorial Day in many parts of the South, for that day Is the anniversary of the day upon which Gen. Joseph E. Johnston made the South's lost surrender. Flowers play a conspicuous part in the ceremonies of the southern Mem orial Day, as they do in the North. The South Is fortunate in being able to observe the anniversary earlier than the North because in the warm climate the flowers bloom so much earlier than they do on the other side of the Mason-Dixon line. Daily Horoscope Saturday, May 11, 1918 (Copyright, 1918, by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate) Although Neptune and Jupiter rule kindly, this is read as an uncertain day in planetary direction. Saturn and Venus are in beneiic aspect late in the afternoon. Victory on the high seas is fore shadowed and activity in the navy probably Mill be pronounced during the summer. Under this sway foresight and vi sion are supposed to be encouraged. It is a good rule for new plans and strategies. There is an auspicious sign for large enterprises, especially those in which bankers and financiers direct Initiative. The sudden death of a prominent man who carries heavy war burdens is foreshadowed. This should be a favorable day for buying and selling. All commercial enterprises should prosper. Agricultural interests should bene fit today through some governmental policy rather than on account of weather conditions. Venus Is in an aspect that seems to indicate that many women will ren der efficient war service as farmers. mere is «ι iuicoimuuniii6 v»t pi«« dice on the part of American men against field work for girls, but con ditions will overcome this, the seer» declare. During this sway weddings are well directed and marriages between per sons of mature age are subject to lucky influences. Religious agitation is presaged, and this will affect the army. The effi ciency of certain chaplains may be questioned. Immediately after the war the up heaval of economic conditions caused by the world conflict will bring about the greatest labor troubles in the his tory of the world and these may ex tend over a period of five critical years, astrologers predict. Persons whose birthdate it is have augury of many new friends and unique conditions in the next year. They should avoid changes. Children born on this day are like ly to be affectionate and sentimental. These subjects of Taurus are often too romantic to be practical, but they usually enjoy life. Famous Women Capillana Capillana was a Peruvian princess, who, having become a widow very young, retired from the court to the country, at about the time that Piz arro appeared on the coast. Capil lana received kindly the men he sent to reconnoitre, and expressed a desire to see the general. Pizarro came, and an attachment soon sprang up between them. He endeavored to convert Capillana to the Christian faith, but for some time without suc cess. It was while studying the Span ish language, however, that she be came a Christian. On the death of Pizarro, in 1541, she retired again to her residence in the country. In the library of the Dominicans of Peru, a manuscript of hers is preserved, in which are painted, by her, ancient Peruvian monuments, with a short historical explanation in Spanish. There is also a representation of many plans, with curious disserta tions on their properties. The Idea. "I see where Sraythe has got into trouble by an abusive letter to the mon who injured him." "That's so. Justice does not always allow a man to write his wrongs." STUFF^LOSE SLEFP OVER · That "peck 'o dirt" has prob ably already been consumed. At least you don't want any in your milk. But "clean" is all the way from black to white. CERTIFIED MILK is the only milk you'd care to drink—if you knew all about milk. Wood Brook Milk is CERTI FIED. )t's SAFE for you and YOUR CHILDREN. . ·■·( 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 Metuchea j£< Biis of By-Play By LUKE McLUKE, Copyright lilt, th· Cincinnati Enquirer. Just make this one of your best bets, I'm not first to unearth It; rhe cost of living never gets So high It Isn't worth it. Paw Knows Everything. Willie—Paw, name me a man who lias a hazardous occupation? Paw—An innocent bystander, my son. Oh, Splosh I 'Name mc your favorite tree," she cried. As she sat by Young Drew. "My favorite tree?" young Drew re plied. "My favorite tree, is yew." Easy. "I wish I new some method where by I could make my money go a long way," said the Old Fogy. "Why don't you mail it to Austra lia ?" asked the Grouch. Police! "Quick is a word that makes a hit," I Observed the spelling slicker; j "Just add a syllable to it, i And you'll pronounce it quicker."! Mean Brute! "A woman's life is filled with per plexities," sighed Mrs. Gabb. "Yes," agreed Mr. Oabb. "She can't even decide which complexion to wear hali the time." Modern Cursery Rhymes. Little French baby. Wondered if maybe The Germans would do her harm; Along came Hun Schneider, And soon as he spied her. He cut off her leg and her arm. Wnxtree! Just a moment please, while we an nounce that Sweet Payne lives in Con cord, N. C. Same Here. Hemmer says that a dog is the only tale bearer he has any use for. Is That So! Bill has a job in a powder mill, Ten a week Is all it pays; But when 'you work where William doe· There's always a chance to gei a raise. J·. S. C. Gosh! We hate to keep anybody out of the Club. But where tha hek are we gonna put Mrs. I'erley Penix, of Huntington, West Virginia? jl πι isuuru^i runic. Wo De S pi.so Flies. Botch a ! The bright-eyed young hunters are pretty good at catching the chickens. But the old hunters can dress them better. Hooray! There was a fat woman named May, With a shape like an old bale of hay; But she lost a whole ounce, And was heard to announce Gee, I'm glad I am wasting away!" Luke McLuke. There was a thin girl named Mariar, Fur more flesh she was always a sigher Whenever she found We arc showing the complete line of Straw Hats for men and young men at the old prices $2, $2.50 and $3 Genuine Panama Straw Hat3 $5.00 All the new and popular shapes. GANNON & SHEEHY 92 Smith Street Straw Hats ffheu the Faultily Take· the Powerful Katrtnka Atony on » Beach Party They Never Have te Oo te the Trouble of Unloading· Things from the Boat -Γ"? Γ (Copyrleht, 1918. bf th. Wheeler Syndicate. Inc.) That she'd gained a pound She histed her skirts a bit higher. Cedartown (Go.) Standard. (jiobs of (aloom. Doom Brothers, the New Carlisle (Ohio) undertakers, have been ap pointed official planters for the Club. Our Joe Miller Contest. ; Martin Daly claims that the oldest I joke is tlic one about the nootlegger who was arrested for selling whiskey in a Georgia town. The bootlegger appeared in Court with a jap and a red nose and an attorney. Alter the . evidence was all in the bootlegger's I attorney arose and said: "Gentlemen! of the jury, my client is charged with! selling a quart of whiskey. Take a« look at my client gentlemen. Do j you honestly think that if he had a] , cjiiart of whiskey lie would sell it ? J And the jury replied, as one man:' Î "Not guilty." Names Is Names. May Pounds lives at Charlotte, N. C. Our Daily Special. A Groundless Humor Covers a Lot| Fire Alarm Boxes j 22—F.aritan Copper Work·. ] -4—Market and Sheridan streets. 25—Smith Street and Central R. it 26—Market pud First Streets. 27—Madison Vνe. and l'aterson St 2b—High and Lewis Sta. 35—Smith and High Streets. 36—New Brunswick Ave. and New 3». 37—Smith and State Street·. 42—Atlantic Terra Cotla Worki. 42-—Buckingham Ave. and Hartford g». ! 45—Commerce and Front Streets. 40—State and Washington streets 47—High and Washington Street·! 1 54—State St. and Buckingham An, 50—Parker St. and Pulaski Ave. ; 56—Hall Ave. and Charles Street 57—state and Wayne Streets. ! 5l>—Near United Lead Works. ; ίι»—ilaurer. 62—Washington and First Street·. 6;i—New Brunswick Ave. and Elm St 64—Smith Street and Watson Ave. 65—Commerce and State Street·. 72—Front and Smith Street·. 73—Water and Cordon Street·. 74—Kearny Ave. and Cordon Street 81—Brace and Hanson Avenues. 82—Smith and Herbert Street·. S3—Amboy Ave. and Washington St. 84—Le h I μ h Ave. and Stanford Street. 85—Near City Hospital. 86—Cleveland and Brace Avenue·. 87—A m hoy and Hall Avenue·. P2—Amboy Ave. and Tnslee Street. i*:l—Lawrence and Francis Street·. «4—Neville and Johnstone Streets. Walt Mason s Rippling Rhymes Paying Up. We lately had a Pay Vp Week, when folks squared up their an cient bills, and coin was flowin sr. like a streak, to nil the local mer chants' tills. 1 settled for tli e wooden leg I bought nine years ago last May, and Jones and Smith and Brown and Gregg paid up for Fioceries and hay. I long had shunned the busy streets, and through the alleys took my way, consorting with a lot of beats who who couldn't or who wouldn't pay. Alas, I lacked the nerve to face th« men I owed for founiain pens, for calico and Irish lace, for poodles and for sotting hens. It filled me with a dread intense to sec the tailor just ahead; and I would hide behind a fence on hearing Jinks the butcher'^, tre ad. I owed this man and that a pound, to one a bone, to on e a mark; In furtive style I slid around, and made my journeys after dark. But Pay Day Week brought strong appeals from m crchants who were needing dust; they handed out most potent spiels to men who has abused their trust. And so, by conscience well advised with cash to creditors I sped; the merchant princes wero surprised, but only one fell over dead. And now I proudly walk the street, there's nothing slinking now in me; no matter who I chance to meet, I do not hide behind a tree. of Ground. ! Luke McLuke Says. i Some marriages are raoro unhappy than others. But a man lias to be prcttj badly henpecked before he will regard alimony as a bargain. The thoughtless man certainly has a heap to think about after it Is too late. I Most of us would get along better if. wo were as hard to discourage as is| the Backbone of Winter» And maybe; we would be about as popular. i The Iron Cross seems to have lost its punch and tlie Huns are petering out. We would suggest that Wiibelm, : the All Highest, arrange to have the! hand of a baby, fixed so that it can be] pinned to the coat, and worn as a; medal, selected as the new Hun deco-' ration for cruelty to non-combatants, j How those brave Huns would work, to get a decoration ol' that kind if It were known that the hand had been cut from the arm of a French baby not more than two years old! Never laugh at a man's appearance nowadays. We know a man of 60 who is wearing a shabby, shiny suit be cause his boss is taking $15 out of the man's $25 weekly salary and ap plying it to the $1,000 worth of Lib erty Bonds the man subscribed for. If you want to see the height of misery get a look at a man the first night after he has sworn olï smoking for keeps. A fat woman with a foot liko α young sofa pillow can squeeze it into a Bat>y Doll Shoe and make a man believe that she wears a No. 2 instead of a No. 7. But a fat man can't do It. Of course it is none of our business But we imagine that a woman won't be happy in Heaven unless she gets a new Halo every Ka3ter. Using honeyed phrases in a love let ter wont' make your words any easier to swallow when the Birl sues you for breach of promise. And we never knew an absent minded man who was that way so much that he could forget his trou bles. We never knew an orat<rr^flk> could express himself with tongue and his hands the way a do g can express him self with his tail. Right now an amateur gardener be lieves that the Kaiser is the biggest liar on earth. But about a month from now the amateur gardener will admit that the man who made the pictures in the Seed Oatalogire is al most as big a liar a-s the Kaiser. , —g NOTICE. The annual meeting· of the member* r>f the Perth Amboy City Hospital As* sociation will be held in the Council Chambers of the City Hall. Perth Am· boy, N. J·, on Tuesday evening, May at 8 o'clock. The meeting is called in accordance with Article IV, Section 1 of the By Laws, Rules and Regulations of thf Perth Amboy City Hospital Association for the transaction of such business af may properly come before the meeting Perth Amboy, N. J., May 6, 1918. V. P. CHRISTOFFERSON, Secretary to the Board. We seu. meat ΟΨ fROVtN WOTCTW the purest το ©EfOUNDON t» EARTH ! The Food Lmcn of this Community have proven to their entire satisfac tion that we sell only meats of prov en worth. That is a mighty good reason why you should do your meat shopping at this market. V'e will at tend to your order in α manner that will make you feel friendly toward our shop. See If we don't. STRAUB'S MARKET Phone 460. JOS Smith St. (D SAVINGS DEPARTMENT Only Lack of Ready Money Can Keep You Out of the Barred Zone of Enterprise Dollars are a nerve tonic to any man. Even the timid gain confidence to try and succeed when ample capital is theirs. In the field of enterprise lies wealth. zone unless you qualify to enter it. It's a barred Dollars placed on deposit to your credit every week pave the way. That's tlie habit which brushes away the cobwebs of little thoughts and permits you to see how easily big thing:» are accomplished in the field of industry. This is your week to begin saving. Once start saving with us here at the Perth Amboy Trust Com pany and you will win out—do it! Perth Amboy Trust Company ν jbtv- - r. Phone Majestic Delicatessen Phone 1634 and Fancy Groceries 1634 182 Smith St. Do You Know THAT THERE IS A FIRST CLASS DELICATESSEN IN TOWN NOW? The Majestic is the kind you have been wishing would open here. One that has everything you want, and a store "clean as a pin" at all times. Prices lower than you usually pay. There is nothing like this store in town in fixtures and service. We invite your inspection. Everything put up in a sanitary way. Good things ready to eat. We know how to make them. ι Don't forget the number—182 Smith St.