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Perth Amboy Evening News
r Published dally except Sunitay by the PERTH AMBOY EVENIMG NEWS ΜΡΛΝΥ, 2S4 State St., Psrth Amboy, New Jersey. Phone 400. LÇKJAN CLEVENGER Editor. D. P. OUMSTEAD .... Business Mgr. ^ Bubscriptioi Price—By mail, one month, 50 cents; one year, $6.00. De livered by carrier—12 conte a week. Branch Offices—New York: F. R. Korthrup. 30S 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. Entered at the Perth Amboy Post Oflce as Second Class Matter. <,03» Opportunity For Greatest Service With the noble work of the Red Cross brought so prominently %efore us this week by the campaign that is now 011, the profession of nursing naturally comes to mind. While the Red Cross has a great pianv branches of service it is, after all, primarily an organization Jo relieve pain and suffering. It is on the battlefield, with the ambulances and in the hos pitals where the Red Cross fulfills its mission. Just as the army must be recruited up to war strength in times like these, so the Red Cross must be brought up to a war footing in the way of nurses. In no greater way, perhaps, can a young woman serve her coun try and serve humanity these days better than to serve as a nurse with the Red Cross. But like the average young man who had no thought of being Sa soldier, but who wanted to serve his country, the average young ."woman has had no particular training in the work that suddenly looms up as the one great work to be performed. The youth hies himself off to a training camp where he dons fi uniform and begins intensive trainiug. Thus he soon finds himself accustomed to the new mode of living and well prepared for the new duties that he will be called upon to perform. In the same manner the young woman, who as little dreamed of being a nurse as the young man did of being a soldier, readily Bnds a course in nursing where she can prepare herself for enlist ment in the ranks of the Red Cross to serve her country and hu manity at the same time. In this connection it may not have occurred to the average young •woman that right here in our owu city there is an excellent oppor tunity to take up the profession of nursing. One of the most significant features In the annual report of the president of the Perth Amboy City Hospital Association, read last week at the meeting of that organization, was the reference to the training school for nurses in connection with the hospital. Here is a rare opportunity to get the best training possible under the most capable instructors right here in our own city. As the war continues, the call for nurses becomes the more urgent. The American army in France is growing by leaps and bounds. Before very lung these boys—our boys—will be standing the brunt of the charge or leading the offensive in the drive into Germany. lb i.» Il,' L 'J IUU y VWJLlg \JX Aiuiviivu tv "*i «-«■!' k"v- — of the Red Cross to care for these boys when they fall in the course of duty, just as it is up to the young men to fill up the ranks of the army, that the glorious cause for which we are fighting may triumph. The construction of great base hospitals in this vicinity, close by the port of New York; the large hotels that are being converted J?,W.cçs„ for convalescent soldiers, all tell us of the need of es in large numbers to care for the men who will soon be brought these places. Here is the chance that many a young woman has been longing or to do something big in this great, war. We would not in the least belittle the excellent work being done | by the average war worker, even though it is merely knitting sweat ers and socks at home or canning for next winter's food supply, but I to utterly change one's ordinary mode of living, make the sacrifice Β nurse is called upon to make, and to actually experience the hard ships and go through the ordeal required of a Red Cross nurse while a great battle is in progress, with the wounded and the dying all about, Ls a service that ranks with that of the boys who march away to the front line trenches to go "over the top" in the very face of death. We know that there are many young women anxious to give of their utmost in this great cause just as there arc young men ready and anxious to serve in the hardest and most dangerous places. To be a nurse in the ranks of the Red Cross is the one way for these ambitious and patriotic women, and right here in Perth Amboy is the opportunity to receive the training. But it is not only in time of war that the trained nurse is in demand. The profession of nursins? is one of the most dignified and glorious that a young woman may pursue. It is a great opportunity r service, and, at the -same time, the remuneration is all that could e desired. It is a matter of gratification that Perth Amboy has right here at home a hospital fully equipped to give the necessary training. It would be surprising, indeed, if the young women of the city did not take advantage of this excellent opportunity to equip themselves for a life work that counts for so much in so many different ways. Es pecially in these times, when there is such an opportunity to be of Ireal service to one's country and at the same time help relieve the pain and suffering of the thousands of American boys going into bat tle, is the opportunity that is offered at tho city hospital one to be appreciated. When nurses are needed by the thousands as they are now, the training classes at all the hospitals of the country ought to be filled with novices preparing themselves to take up the greatest work woman can perform in these times- nursing the wounded back to life and comforting the dying. Lynching In Wartime Lynching mobs are not infallible. Often they make mistakes, and these mistakes can never be corrected. Also, the mob is apt to go to the other extreme and mete out punishment too heavy for the crime committed. And, mob law breeds defiance 011 the part of those at whom it Is aimed. But it is very likely that there will be mobs as long as tlie government handles traitors and spies with velvet gloves and punishes them with slight taps on the wrist. Interning pro-foe cohorts caught in this country in nice, comfort able camps where they are well fed, well housed, and treated a^ desirable guests, is typicalIy American and humane, but it is a lot like trying to fan out the flames of a burning building with youi hand. It not only fails to put out the fire but spreads the flame. A stern and determined handling of militant pro-Germanism ir the United States with a punishment which always has fitted treasor will do more to prevent repetitions of the C'ollinsville (111.) hanging than any and all appeals to "reason," and admonitions to "let th< law take its course." The law must take a different course than il has been pursuing in its treatment of rabid anti-Americans or then will be other mobs and other men strung up—and some will be in nocentl Today We Celebrate The Manchester Ship Canal. While the Panama canSi is The rreatest engineering feat of its kind ;ver attempted in the world's history, here are several other "big ditches" rorthy of attention. Third in cost of he canals of the world is the famous Manchester ship canal, which was ormally inaugurated by Queen Victo ria twenty-four years ago today. May il, L894. The Manchester canal was >uilt at a cost of $85,000.000, is thirty He and one half miles in length, nakes a seaport of the great indus i ial ι-lty of Manchester and connects t with Liverpool. The city of Man chester paid one-third the cost of construction. The appropriations made by con gress for the construction of the ran ima canal amounted to something [ike $350,000.000. The Suez canal, connecting the Mediterranean and Fied sea, was completed in 1869, at a rost of about 3100.000,000. Most of the labor on this canal was perform ed by Egyptians, who toiled at a mere pittance and were watched by brutal overseers who constantly applied their lashes to the bare backs of the Khe dive's slaves. Germany's greatest canal, and the mose important "ditch" of continen tal Europe, is the now famous Kaiser Wilhelm canal, also known as the Kiel canal, which connects the Baltic and North seas. It was completed in 1895 at a cost of $40,000,000. The Kiel canal is sixty miles long. The longest canal in the world is the Erie canal, between Albany and Buffalo, Ν. Y., a distance of 387 miles. It was completed in 1826, and the cost, w i t h improvements, amounts to $52.000.000. The Manchester canal is one of the most remarkable in the world, since it was built through a country dense ly populated, thus presenting prob lems not encountered in the construc tion of other waterways. Daily Horoscope Wcilncsdiiy, .May 22, 1918. (Copylight, 1918, by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) Jupiter rul6S strongly for good to 3ay, according to astrology, while early in the morning Venus is ad verse. It is a time most auspicious for trade and commerce. The signs are promising for initiative and enter prise. but risky ventures should be «voided for the stars appear to fore shadow a period of financial stress. Lawyers should benefit today. An ippointment to high place is indi cted. Cankers and brokers come under a fortunate leading, while this configu ration prevails. They are reminded however, that the planets foreshadow something like a panic before 1919. The sway is mildly promising for the army today. Success for a gen eral is prognosticated, but it will some on a later date. Uranus gives warning of much criti cism and dissatisfaction with public men. Congress may be unfortunate in passing laws that cause discontent. During the summer months there is likely to be a great increase in nervous diseases. Both men and women should safeguard the health. Owing to the malicious power :>f mentalities, many mad acts may be committed during the summer months. President Wilson should be exceedingly cautious and should be protected against possible bodily dan ger. Some improvement in the relation of the United States with a foreign power is foretold. This may bring about good results in diplomacy in the late summer. Holland continues under a most threatening aspect of the stars. Per sons whoso birthdate it is probably will have a successful year in busi ness. Money will increase but there may be anxieties in the family. Famous Women Aiuie tie Partlicnay. Anne deParthenay was a lady of great genius and learning who lived in the sixteenth century. She mar ried Anthony do Pons, count of Mar ennes. and was one of the brightest ornaments of the court of Ferrara. | She was a Calvinist. Under the guid ance of her mother Anne received π learned education, and made great progress in the knowledge of lan guages and in theology, and was also skilled in music. She had so great an influence over her husband, that while she lived he was a distinguish ed lover of truth and virtue, and in structed himself, his officers and his subjects at Pons, in the Scriptures. After her death, however, he married one of the pleasure-loving ladies of the court, and became, from that time on, an enemy of the virtuous and godly Finest New Year Celebration. The finest New Year celebration In the world Is in Japan and China, where before the clock strikes New Year's eve, every debt and account must bo paid. No good Chinaman or Jap ever thinks of entering the new year with an unpaid bill. Would that we might emulate that form of cele bration!—Ladies' Home Journal. AFTEH THREE YEARS Many rr.en and women are sick and don't know it. Some never discover they have kidney trouble until they apply for life insurance. The kidneys are working all the time, Altering· poisonous waste out of the blood stream, and when they become weak ened or deranged, backache, pains in sides and groins, so-called rheumatism, languidness, swollen joints and other symptoms develop. W. B. Moss, Ogden, Ark., writes: "Foley Kidney Pills re lieved me of severe kidney troubles of three years' standing." Sold every where.—Adv. Ask your own physician. HE knows the grave danger in impure, unclean milk. He knows the only safe milk is 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 five 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. 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, Ko. 179 Metuchen Bits of By-Play By LUKE McLUKE, Copyright 1916, tho Cincinnati Enquirer. Sec-Mores Hie thin girl's props now meet your gaze. And she cannot put up a bluff Like she could in the bygone days When skirts were made of sterner stuff. Tin· Burnt Gliilil "Smith has been pretty careful since he was sued for breach of promise, hasn't he?" asked Brown. "Yes," replied Jones. "Be has got ten so he can write an oiglit-page etter and not say a thing." Advice Son, beware tile bright lights, Reform In your ways; When you lengthen your nights, You shorten your days. Paw Knows Every Uiitiff ■Willie—Paw, what is credit? Paw—Something that enables you to get into debt, my son. Woman Oh, woman, you are poor man's pet, You fool him all you can; You are the weaker vessel, yet You sure can break a man. Very Simple The squad from tho nearby canton ment was out on a range for target practice. A lanky farmer approached the officer in charge of the squad, and said: "Be you the boss of these here fel lers?" "Yep," replied the officer. "What's the trouble?" "Trouble enough." replied the far mer. "You fellers come round here shootin' every day, an' the sliootin' worries my hens an' keeps them from laying. Now what am I going to do about it?" "Put ear muffs on the hens," re plied the officer. .lust I like Tluit "To pay your bills, friend, always try, Don't owe a cent," advised Bill Bell; "Then you can look folks in the eye, And tell them to go straight to— Heaven." The Inimitable Mrs. Beasley [Jackson Patriot] Many laughable squibbs Mrs. Beas [ey gave us showing if a man is the head woman Is the nook. I.<Jam One New Tiling Each Bay Small insects aro stronger than arge ones. Our Joe MUlor Contest Bob Mullane claims that the oldest oke is the one about the scliool eaclier who was reading the Bible to he class, and explaining the plagues. L'he teacher said: "And vast swarms )£ flies descended on the land and •ame into the houses of the Egyp ians and covered their clothing and heir tables and their food, but there vere no flies on the children o£ Is ael." And little Ikey Einstein held tp his hand and said: "And there lin't none now, either, teacher." Is Tluit Sol Fliero was a young man from the Seine, Who had wooed a French maiden in veine, When he said, "I'm the Due , Lucien do McLuke," She whispered: "Oh, ask mo againe." •—Boston Advertiser, Then arrived a young man from the Sault Sainte Marie, and he fell in love, tault; "He's married, thite Due, And deserves a rebue," lie said, then lie started to wault. —Newark Advocate. Wlion, Foil, Wlion! D. D. Epp lives in Lusliton, Ne braska. Λ Good Mayor for a Prohibition Town John Pryburgh has been elected mayor of Helena. Montana. AH Balled Up [Prom a Proclamation Issued by the Mayor of Aurora, Ind ] There has been a number of com plaints of dogs chickens and other animals destroying the gardens. No tice is hereby given that all those who allow any dogs chickens or other fowls to run at large will be dealth with according to law. Cone On, Kellers! Big boy, if you want action now, And want to know what glory means, Enlist today, get in the fray, Your Uncle Sam needs more Ma rines. Nairn's Is Names Philip A. Line runs a hotel in Tole do, Ohio. Our I >aij y Special A Morning After Lasts All Day. lAike McLuke Says Thus far we haven't heard a slack er put up the argument that some of the able-bodied men should stay home and swat the flies. When a girl is putting on airs in her new See-Everything dress she ] Eorgeis to put on an air of innocence. What is worrying some of the Pro hibitionists is what tho liek a man is going to take for a cold when all the whiskey is used up. If you play poker long enough you will discover that while the other fel low can cop a $20 pot on three duces, everybody is looking out of the win dow when you hold the royal flush that comes once in a lifetime. A fat woman may have her trou- ! bles, but so has Tier husband. After they get home from an outing at mid night lie lias to hunt all over tho I house for a pair of pliers, or a cork- I screw, or an ice pick, or something i so she can get her new straight-front) corset off. The Lost column of a newspaper | will find almost anything for you ex cept a lost waist line. About this time of year you will hear Father and Mother battling over what kind of wallpaper they will get for the dining room. Mother wants a tan or something civilized looking, while Father wants something that I looks like the banners in front of a | circus side-show. You may have noticed that as long as either side has a chance to win, Arbitration is about as popular as a Fire Alarm Boxes 22—Raritan Copper Work·. 24—Market and Sheridan Streets. 25—Smith Street and Central R. R. 26—Market and First Streets. 27—Madison Ave. and Faierson St. 28—High and Lewis Sts. 25—Smith and High Streets. 30—New Brunswick Ave. and New 8t 37—Smith and State Street·. 42—Atlantic Terra Cotta Work·. 43—Buckingham Ave. and Hartford St. 45—Commerce and Front Street·. 46—State and Washington Street·. 47—High and Washington Street·. 54—State St. and Buckingham Ave. 55—Parker St. and Pulaakl Ave. 56—Hall Ave. and Charles Street. 57—State and Wayne Streets. 68—Near United Lead Work·. 69—Maurer. I 62—Washington and First Streets. [ 63—New Brunswick Ave. and Elm 8L 64—Smith Street and Wateon Αν». I 65—Commerce and State Streets. 72—Front and Smith Streets. 73—Water and Gordon Street·. 74—Kearny Ave. and Cordon Street 81—Brace and Hanson Avenu··. 82—Smith and Herbert Street·. 83—Amboy Ave. and Washington St 84—Lehigh Ave. and Stanford Street 85—Near City Hospital. 86—Cleveland and Brace Avenues. 87—Amboy and Hall Avenue·. P2—Amboy Ave. and Inslee Street. S3—Lawrence and Francis Street·. Q4—Neville and Johnstone Street·. Walt Masons Rippling Rhymes HE ALSO SERVES. Before tlie war across the sea our thoughts were all of boodle: we showed enough of loyalty b y whistling "Yankee Doodle." We groaned whene'er we paid a tax, and raised old Nick and Ilarry, and' said the burden «η our backs was much too fierce to carry. If we were asked to rise and aid some project, for a minute, our winning smile would be mislaid; we'd ask, "What is there in it?" We'd talk much of the public weal, of things that needed doing; but all we'd do wa.-i rant and spiel, and chew all lags worth chewing. In selfishness we all were soaked, long years of peace had spoiled us; then Stoker Wilhelm deftly stoked, and raised the fire that roiled us. We've vowed to put him in the broth who made this nation nervous, and we have shaken off our sloth, and our one aim is service. I see tlie bankers leave their banks, the pastors leave their churches, to rotiml up cheap, disloyal cranks and p^U tliem from their perches. I see the merchants leave their stores, to help in bond campaigning; each man forsakes his private chores, no arguing, explaining. We're shaken from the musty ways in which we used to travel; we want to serve, to help, and raise a cloud of dust and gravel. Oh, it's a great thing for our souls, it puts new zest in living, this thing of finding that our rolls are only fit for giving. Chinaman with the yellow fever. Once in a while the Umpire is ap plauded. But when anything like that happens you can bet that the visiting team is getting all the worst of the decisions. A bath makes a man think a heap more of himself. If you don't believe it take one some of these fine nights and see for youreelf. A man hasn't much to say to a girl when he can say what he wants to say on a post card. No woman ever gets very lonesome as long as she has a mirror handy. The world is growing smarter. It takes more than a flock of Buffalo Bill hair to make a man famous nowadays. And what has become of the old fashioned girl who had the cxact measurements of the Venus de Milo? Talk Isn't so cheap when you let your fool mouth talk some girl into marrying you. Λ The more we think it over the more we are puzzled why a great people that can whip any nation on earth can't whip a crowd of some 6.000 Anti Everything fanatics who are willing to let the Kaiser win .lust so John Barleycorn is defeated. \Vo are the bravest people on earth in some way and the biggest cowards on earth in other ways. So many men turn out to be failures that the man who turns out to be a success is bound to have an army of critics. When Friend Wife wants to go to the country for the vacation and Friend Husband wants to go to the aeascliore, any married moil ran tell you where they will go. Hard Line·, Jessica—"Poor girl, she ennnot get β wink of sleep, lying awake and wait In# for ber husband, and then ques tioning h!m until morning." ι The Toonerville Trolley That Meets All the Trains C cL-· r* f * Knowing the SKIPPER'S HABIT OF stopping". To PicK^UP anYthinq^he thought VAkUABWS^ON THE ASH DUMP THE BOYS AT THE STORE DUG A WEI,)* CONCEALED PlT-FAW. IH F^ONT OP AN OUD RED WATER COOLER; TWEV KNEW THE SKIPPER WOUUD SPOT. «Copyright, 1918. by the Wheeler Syndicate. Inc.) * \ Lii) Avoid an Unconditional Surrender of Property Rights by Making a Will Once in every man's life comes a time when he must turn over to others the tilings he has learned to cherish. There are those among his heirs who by nature would apreciate certain valuables more than oth ers. The prudent man gives voice to his wishes in his will. He also recommends that executor or administrator who he feels will carry out his wishes unselfishly and successfully. Men of decision prefer to act oil these import and matters now rather than wait until dire ne cessity drives them to the task which is then farthest from their thoughts. The Perth Amboy Trust Company will gladly co-operate with you and your attorney in the mat ter of making your will. Perth Amboy Trust Company* EXPLOSION INSURANCE The need for explosion insurance grows greater every day. At a very small cost you can protect your property against damage caused by explo sions. Rates furnished on application. John White REAL ESTATE INSURANCE 196 Smith Street Phone 632 PERTH AMBOY, N. J. r WAR brings with it many perplexing problems and uncertainties. To continue to grow in spite of tliese conditions is a real test of strength.. The growth of this company is shown herewith :— Total assets Oct. 23, 1916 $170,000. " " Jan. 1, 1917 270,000. " " May 1, 1917 390,000. " " June 20, 1917 470,000. " " Sept. 11, 1917 587,000. " " Jan. 1, 1918 605,000. " " Mar. 4, 1918 677,000, " " May 10, 1918 870,000. OFFICERS President—SIDNEY RIDDLE8TORFFER. Vice Pres.—A. GREEN13AUM. Vice Pres.—A. CLAYTON CLARK. Vice Pres.—W. T'ARKEH RUNYON. Vice Pres.—ABEL HANSEN. Secy.-Treas. THEO. DEOENRINO. Asst. Treae.—HARRY E. COMINGS Raritan Trust Company 350-352 STATE ST. PERTH £MBOY, N. J. Four Per Cent On Your ΓΗ ΑΪΛΒΟΥ, N.