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'- -Biggest Little City in the
.v "World" Leads in Amazing
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. dustrial Plants.
rjlie Largest Soup Factory, Talk-
t ing Machine Factory and Lace
Factory on the Planet Are
' tRight Across the Delaware
Over across the river you Bet thero by
'ferry and it costs but 3 cents there's
a city of some 103,000 Inhabitant, which
'Is the biggest little city In the world.
''It's tittle as far as population and acre
age arc concerned, but enormously big
"wnen It comes to the question of the
manner In which thine are done.
' "the name of the city. If you haven't
'llMady guessed tt, Is Camden. And when
"it comes to doing; things, the big; little
town la a. place of the first magnitude,
Its monuments are Its smokestacks, and
3lt architecture has been Inspired' by th
'god of Industry and utility rather than
by the one who ts responsible for sym
'm'itry and harmony of design. No, you
Mon't bo there for your monuments, your
beautiful parkways, your well-designed
vsrr COC&T House
building, but you do go there for al
' most everything else, from a paper clip
to a battleship.
' X whole catechism might be written
" abcut this "blggeit of little cltie, and the
answer to nit of th question would be
"Whs.1 city ha tha largest soup factory
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needs, and she Is "there with the goods."
Like a busy little worker bee, sho tolls
nil day Ion, and the hum from the hive
Is henrd at the four ends of the earth.
The Victor Talking; Machine Company,
the New York Hhlpbultdlng Company, the
Campbell's Soup Company, the Ester
brook Penn Company, the Welsbach Go
Mantlo Company and the Camden Iron
Works are n few of the big concerns
known and advertised the world over
that have helped to put Camden on the
map and to keep her there.
When you slide the little needle Into
your Vlctrola ami search In your cabinet
for a record that you haven't played too
often, the thought never occurs W you,
doubtless, that in this smoky town on
the Delaware millions of new records are
being made every yenr, and that singers
who will not sing for kings, unless they
are In a particular mood for It, coma
to a factory In tills city and record their
voices for the world's enjoyment.
Camden Is the hnppy hunting ground of
the song birds. They flock there, nnd
when the Camdenltcs see them coming
there's such a rush for the Vlctrola fac
tory that one might almost believe tit
circus had come to town.
In a room fitted out for their own par
ticular occupancy these vocal specialists
stand up and sing their pieces while the
city outside strains Its ear drums to the
point of bursting In endeavor to hear.
But the walls of the factory are thick,
freo concerts not being a feature, and
the disappointments aro many.
THE COMING OP CAHUSO
The story Is told, however, of one of
the times the high and mighty Caruso
came down to perpetuato his Immortal
tones for the benefit of posterity. The
ncwa of his coming spread like wildfire.
Even tho deaf people had heard of his
advent. From the smallest newsboy to
the oldest patriarch the city lined up at
the factory, determined that If one little
sound should get through a crevice they
would be there to hear It.
The street cars ran slowly and softly
In sympathy and nil the factories muffled
their whistles. Caruso, nil unconscious of
tho turmoil, stood un In tho sanctum
sanctorum of the singers, let his tenor
run down Into his chest and burst forth
Into such a volume of melody that the
walls of tho Victor place parted Ilka th
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ned Bea before Pharaoh, and there Isn't
a person In Camden today who hasn't
Caruso ts probably the largest salaried
artist engaged by the company. It' a
mere bagatelle, of course, his pay en
velope being usually the same aa that of
the president. Sometime It's a little mora
and sometimes a little less, but consider
ably over 1100,000 ! the avfrerr. Other
singer, whose voices or press agent are
not o good, make considerably less, any
thing from S.ooo down to 3000 pr annum.
The mrge figure that the Victor Talk
ing Machine Company deal In would fire
tha brain of th most unimaginative per
son. More than soo.ooo machines, blr.
little jk all sort and condition of them,
ei turned out annually - More than 6C0O
person employed in th -various depart
ment drw their living from th fao.
tory alone, and mom than S.o tnergetUt
and leeuaelou salesmen convince the
world at large that the horn without the
Vlctrola U a bad of as that without m
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orchestra ef th country, I n tha pot
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given, they bend their whole energies
toward making' n perfoct record. It Isn't
Usually done the first time.
Even the singers nre often required to
make repetitions. Caruso holds tha
record for being the most accurate, but
he, too. Is sometimes forced to give his
tunt a second time. Ilut, of courac,
since the records are inado In 60 differ
ent languages thero may bo some errors
which no one knows nbout, for who
could tell whether a Hawnllan or a mnd
Dervish were making a mistake or not.
In the cabinet factory more than 3009
skilled men are employed to fashion tho
cmb and as many moro for tho turning
out of the actual mechanism. When it
comes tn the sound boxes, however,
girls aro engaged, their flngera being
more adapted to handling this sensitive
organ. In addition to the forco used in
tha actual making of the talking ma
chine more than COO workers arc em
ployed In the shipping department and
too clerks aro required to carry on tho
A right neat little factory to bo located
In Camden, Is It not?
SIONARCIIS OF THE NAVT.
It's a far cry from a Vlctrola to a
battleship, but the big little city can
make them both. When Ihe foreign
countries want to go to war, or when
the United States decides that sho would
Ilka .to keep the peace, they run over to
Camden, pay a visit to the New York
Shipbuilding Company's yard nnd leave
nn order for a naval monster, the mak
ing of which will put , bread into the
mouths of thousands for a year or moro.
More than MOO men are regularly em
ployed and in busy times many moro
are taken on.
Tho dreadnoughts of many nations havo
been horn here. Only tho other day the
Morenn, tho latest nddltlon to the Argen
tine navy, was sent out on her trial trip.
Bh is the largest ship ever built In tho
Delaware River 685 feet long, S3 feet
beam and 21 feet depth, with a displace
ment" of 27.T00 feet, and her cost was U,
000.000. Of Uncle Barn's "floating forts"
this company Is responsible for tho Kan
sas, the New Hampshire, the Michigan,
the Utah, tha Arkansas and tho' Okla
homa, to say nothing of a number of
torpedobonts nnd submarines.
The Welsbach Company, which spends
all its waking hours making the fragile
7Sjlm? rrirs or
little mantle, the Invention of a German
of th nam of Karl Welsbaeh, Is situated
outside of Camden, In Gloucester City, but
if you should -so much a dare to hint
to a Camdenlte that the Welibach was
net a part of hi city there's no telling
what might happen.
LIGHTS FOR THE MILLIONS.
"Of coure Ihe Wlbach light I made
In Camden,' say the Board of Trade of
that city, and that settle tt.
Twenty-one acre of ground are re
quired for the- manufacture of the mantle
and J buildings go to make up the plant.
It U paid that thut concern 1 on of the
few .not dependent on any foreign coun
try for th supplies necessary to the
manufacture of a (a mantle, and for
thl reason the factory runs full time,
regard lees of th war.
The, utmost dexterity I required to
make one of theto little lighting davit.
No machln ha, yet been Invented that
will sew thorn without tearing th deli
cate fabric and. therefore, they are all
hnd-wa. In addition to th man uf na
ture of the maptUi, (h paptr tubing
that thty at o carefully packed In I
attoi turned out htr. IT tallea of It a day.
or enough in a year to encircle the
voqam and pbnb.
Sat, t ootfrM. thl lift't BHythlflg to
compare to tb yard and yard otmaea
renl that U mado by th- Amtrlean Waa
ronl CHn4Hy. Two thousand pounds of
It are nwvJe daUy. If the year's outwit
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JNk Iks hoeUt aa4 un that nouW
nstound tho world, and mnke tho Inven
tor of the wireless feel small In compnrl
Bon. Knough writing pens nrc mado annu
ally in Cnmdcn to. supply every onn or
tho fWWO.000 men, wdmen and children
of thc.a United States with three or
them, for tllo two largest pen factcrlea
In the world are established hero tho
Estcrbroolc Pen Company and tho How
nrd Hunt Von Company.
Tho best. English steel Is required for
tho manufacture of a writing pen and
hundreds of different kinds, to suit tha
most fastidious strlvcncr, aro turned out
dally. Tho Kstcrbrook Ecn CtVmpany
finds employment for morellhan E00 per
sons, and the Hunt Commw for moro
Thorn's a famous llttlo ktd who Uvea
over In tllo big little city, you can seo
him on Tlroadwny any day. His namo Is
tho Cnmpboll Soup Kid nnd his homo
Is a great largo place, which covers 7V4
ncrcs of ground. It's called, tho Joseph
Cumpurll's Soup Cnnnory. One thousand
employes do his bidding nnd no llttlo
boy oil earth ever had such big kitchens
to sniff around In as he.
Tomato soup Is only 0110 pt the 21 dif
ferent varieties which nre1 made In theso
kltcliotiB, and yet in seas.on E0.00O baskets
of ripe tomatoes havo gono into the
stewing pots In one day. An enormous
farm In Jersey furnlehes part of tho sup
ply, but much of it is purchased frdm
outsiders. Millions of cunKjbr soup nret
turned out In one day, ami It Is said
that so many ox tolls were used lat
year thut nt the annual .convention of
oxen It was decided to maki bob tails
tho style so .10 to1 please the' majority.
If the soup that you servo nt your table
Is made In C.imilen, so alro, In all prob
ability Is tho gelatine, for the weekly
output of tho Kind & Lnndosmann Gela
tine Company Is no less than 20,000
pounds. This firm had Its small begin
ning In Austria yenrs ago, but wns at
tracted to Camden by tho splendid nrtc
hlnn water supply system, since which
lime It has achieved International promi
nence, and much dt Its business Is dono
In foreign countries.
KEEriN.G THE WORLD CLEAN.
Camden, in addition tottn other ncttvl
tlo. olso;helps to keep tho world clean.
Tim R. M. Holllngsheacl Company, J.
Eavenson & Sons and tho Dobbins Soap
Company turn out enough soap and
cleansers to malco ecven worlds spotless.
Tho flrat-named llrm began llfo making
leather dressing and cleanser for har
ness. It nqw makes alt sort of house
hold powder and also fluid for keeping
automobile bright and shiny. J, Eaven
son & Son keep UO persona busy In
their oap factory at all times, and rar
oil and perfume are sent all the way
from China and Ceylon to be used In
their products. Tho Dobbin people are
responsible for the largest output of
LACE, HArfDKERCmEira, CiqARS.
The lace, that Is on your petticoat If
you wear auch an archaic garment-M
also made In. the big little city. The
Camden Embroidery Company ia the
largest lace factory In the world. Nine
t hundred persona are kept buy n
the factory, and. beside, work. U given
to 1M0 outsiders. The making of hand
kerchiefs 1$ alsq a big feature of thia
coneeru' activate, and tt the whole
Btate of New Jersey were auddenly af
flicted with a bad sold, It could come U
Sft,?' ' handkerchief, and that
out h2Ui...b. abi? s provld thm w"b
out the least embarrassment
More than 10W person are employed In
ifejfe,l"i,tiry in the dty airoirth"
rtfr; 900 of them work in th law
J2?SS. ar ,woB' aa4 gll. More than
ua.000 siMka a day are provldad by thta
tTaSeeWU1' WMk l $5
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