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Sounded 1171 aa the Perth Amboy I BSfc'h.;. „ Republican. As Independent newspaper, published orery afternoon, except Sundays, by ■ the P«bth Ampot Etxninb Niw* Com*ant, No. 2S4 State street, Perth Amboy, N. J. t LOGAN CLEVENGER .BUt*r . F. OLMSTEAD . .Business Manager TERM! OF SUBSCRIPTION. Fn Evening Npjws it* on sale at news \ stand8 and delivered by regular car rier in Perth Amboy, South Amboy Woodbridge. Roosevelt, Totfccnvtllf and surrounding towns for to per week. Tbmsg Distance Telephone .•* Entered at Post Owes as eecond~cl<see matter. TO OUR READERS :—If you de not re Oeive i/our pap*>r regularly, me mauls consider it a favor if you tcould re port the matter at once. We attention paid to unsigned communica tions. - FIRE ALARM ROXKK. it—Raritan Copper Works. < If—High and Lewis Greets. ■7 —Madison avenue and Fftteraoa street /b£ IS—Market and First streets. IS—Smith and High streets. £Ebp'?Mf1" New Brunswick live. and New st. •7—State and Smith streets. Epf 44—Buckingham ave. and Hartford st. 6*? 45—Commerce and Front streets. g&-r* 47—High and Washington streets. Bf 54- State st. and Buckingham art. ■P*'r #4—Hall avenue and Charles street. •2—State and Wayne streets. ft—Washington and First streets. ••—New Brunswick nve. and Kim st. 14—Smith street and Watson uvonve. . JS—Commerce and State streets. 72—Front and Smith .streets. 71—Water and Gordon streets. 74—Kearny avenue and Gordon street. *3—Smith and Herbert streets. ••—Woodbrldgi* road and Washington at •4—T#*hlgh bVenue and Stanford street. 86—Near City Hospital. •4—Maurer/ To send In an alarm, open the door of the box and pull down the lever and let go, ones only. Stay at box until firemen SPECIAL CALLS. Wtap-—Break In circuit. 2 taps—Drill UR lire alarm test. 3 taps—Fire out. 6 JRsps—Police call. 13—Call for Wash ^Xlhffton Hose. 14—Call for McClellan X Engine Company. 1G—Call for Prc X taction Hook and Ladder. K»—Call for JEJ*' ’ Baffle Hose Company. 22—Cull for Lincoln Engine Company. W? SSWrORK HEHAI.I* VTKATHEB FORECAST. In the middle states and Now Eng land today fair to partly cloudy weather and considerably lower tem perature will prevail, with light and fresh northerly to northeasterly winds, followed by snow in this sec tion. On Friday overcast weather and slowly rising temperature will pre vail, with fresh northeasterly and easterly winds, preceded by snow in the northern districts and rain or snow In the southern, and m Satur day partly cloudy weather, with slight temp"rature changes. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28. THE AMBOY BRIDGE SPANS. The alterations on the Amboy bridge are not. to begin tomorrow as ■was announced several months ago.lt Is declared that the Ice in the river will not allow boats to reach the structure so as to get the material up to it. Doubtless this is true, but it is probable the Ice is a very conven ient excuse just at tills time. It is customary for promises to be made and then have two or three "unavoid able” delays before work actually starts. It it were not for the Ice there would probably be some other rea son why the work should not begin I before the summer is well advanced. Admitting that it would be Impos sible to start the. work now, there is nothing to show that, If weather! conditions were favorable, the start would be made at once. Several weeks ago it was given out that the Start would be delayed until March • IB, which wns merely a way of break ing the news gently, and now comes the statement that the work will not; begin for some time yet. j It Is to be hoped that the contract-1 ors will be ready by the time the „ thaw sets In. It is announced that it is the intentiou to close the bridge on ly during part of the time the altera tions are being made. It is very 1 likely, however, that the bridge will be closed immediately after the first real thaw and will remain closed uu- ( til repairs are made. It Is safe to say that the Ice up the river was not,, thicker in 1901 and 1905 than it Is I now and there is nothing more to I protect the bridge now than there ■was then when a part of It was car ried away, two winters in succession. There is every reason to believe, therefore, that the ice wdll do its w'ork again this spring and it will be fo the interest of the traveling public to have everything ready to begin on the spans. Tho bridge was just be ginning to be popular last year when the cold weather set in nnd it will be greatly missed if il is to be kept closed for any length of time this summer. TO REMODEL CITY HALL. Anyone who is at all historically inclined and delights to have the rel ics of tho past preserved would regret seeing the little survey o- -c-ieral's office moved away from Its present Surroundings. The buildltg contains yMi •.•••!„ • _• ■ f . L practically all there is or tho belong ings of the East Jersey proprietors and it would be a distinct loss to Perth Amboy to destroy or so alter it gs to cause It to lose its present his torical value. The proposition,how ever, to exchange a plot of land im mediately joining the present site on the north for the land on which <ho building now stands, is not object ionable. Tho city owns all around the little structure, but as long as it stands where it is the city’s lot to the north is practically useless. With the surveyor general’s office moved a few ya(ds north and with the city hall extended so that it would come as near to it as It is now, the change would hardly be noticeable nnd It would be a big convenience to the city. At first thought it may seem to some that the city could find more acceptable ways of spending Its mon ey just now than enlarging the city hall, hut when it is realized how much the city has grown in the past ten years and that the accommodations for handling this vastly increased business has remained the same some idea of the actual needs can be had. The city officials are hampered for lack of room and it is duo them that the city provide a suitable place. The lock-up and police court have long been a disgrace to tho city. There id ample reason why it would not be wise to build a new city hall and tho next best thing is to remodel the pres ent. structure. It is to be hoped the str.te and Board of Proprietors will see tho reasonableness in the city’s request and will consent to the ex change of land as proposed. KILLING COMPETITION. Perth Amboy has had some expe rience with a local coal combine, but the recent exposnres in Newark show the real power behind the throne. The coal supply at the city homo at Verona had become short, and a New tek firm was called upon to send a supply to fill presoint wants. The irm was willing, but. when applica ion was made to the Erie railroad, hi> only lino touening Verona, to ransport the cars of coal, the com >any refused absolutely to handle it, leclaring that the coal must be sup tiled by local dealers, that Is, coal iealers at Verona, and that compe Ition from Newark could not be al owt'd. _ I HANSON REALTY CORPORATION New Idea and a Square Deal Will build at Fairmount Park, Borough of Metuchen, N. J. House to suit purchaser on rea sonable monthly payments, not to exceed renting rates. All conveniences such as Gas, Elec tric Eight and City Water. Homes at Cost Price. In the most healthful climate in the State of New Jersey, good School, Churches of all denom ination. For particulars call at Office: 194 HIGH STREET. Perth Atnbov. N. T. . Spring Styles. In Men’s stiff and soft hats, are arriving daily. Many decided changes In the shapes this season The following styles are ready for inspection; Dunlap, Knox, Youngs and Yoemans. Mens Negligee Shirts for Spring are sweller than ever, and we are prepared to show the largest and most complete line in the city.I. OO and 1.50 Monarch and duett Brands. ^ ^ v *«■■■■ ■ -I.HM-JL - ■ .._ — ' Uncle big Stick Samuel-I’ll be jiggered! War may be costly, but it ain’t half tbe expense of our present idea of peace. This reminds us of the statemen that when a certain coal dealer li this city attempted to offer some rea competition and put in a figure t i supply coal at a profit to himself, ye lower than the price the combine ha< agreed upon, he suddenly found tha the railroads would not supply hin with coal. In other words, he had t( either get into the combine and quoti the fixed pricey or quit the businesi because the railroads said so. Is ii any wonder that the railroads are ir trouble, now that President Roose velt is after them? Incidentally, is it any wonder that the Colby move ment has gained thousands of follow ers in this state because it is known that, he is fighting the corporations who control legislation through po litical machines and the bosses? Chief Burke is deserving of public commendation in establishing a rule that the sidewalks must be kept free from beer kegs. It is not only ex tremely annoying, but it is decidedly objectionable and does not add to any good opinion a stranger might form of the city to see a row of kegs along [ the- curb sometimes piled two and three high. Let the saloon keepers hold the empty kegs in their cellars until the wagbn calls to collect them and then life them direct from the cellar to the vehicle. This is the method Chief Burke has established and it is to be hoped he will keep the rule strictly enforced. It will go a long ways toward improving the ap pearance of the city. A PEW SHARPS AND PLATS. Ice ties Up Amboy bridge work. That’s not the only thing that has tied it up since it was started. Saloon keepers should not leave kegs on sidewalks. The odors might intoxicate susceptible youths passing by. There might be more arrests if we had a sanitary and commodious lock up. Sort of a big sell. No, it was not Senator Silzer who introduced the bill to enable the new ferry company to acquire a terminal here. The real A., No. 1 cream of Am boy’s amateur vaudeville talent will perform at the smoker for the the hospital laboratory tonight. Three Tottenville boys afloat on an ice floe and rescued by a tug boat are having a great time telling about it. They were playing with a cold deck. The pearl found by a Morristown man in an oyster isn’t in it with some of the diamonds that Amboy git is have gotten out of lohsters. Assemb . •van Orov.liter's bill to give persons in penal institutions six teen hours’ liberty daily wont af fect the prisoners. The ice part of the proposed legis lative Investigation will intorest us more in the coming months than that relating to coal, for it’s too lace to have any effect on coal prices thin i winter. Lots of foik3 remind us of the fly that gets aboard a dog’s tail after it has started wagging. They never start anything themselves but join in after someone else has started things going. 4t l t Dr. Park hurst crltirUe-1 the news , papers last Sunday. He must hav been left out Jn the stories of the da I lately. ) Will the poet Longfellow's mentor i ; be as hallowed a hundred years henc ! as on this centennial? Unless Amor ‘ I lean literature improves mightll*', hi ' fame will be even greater. Harvard students have an inlclin: j of strenuous times if Presiden ' Roosevelt should succeed Presiden II Eliot. No mollycoddles in Cambridge , then. THE DAWN OF TEXAN FREEDOM (Front “The Mexican War,” bj Robert McNutt McElroy, Ph.D., ii the March Metropolitan Magazine.) On the morning of the 21st o April, 1836, the day chosen for th< battle which was to decide the fate oi Texas, Houston’s first words had been: “The Sup of Austerlitz has ris en again.” He had then called a council of war, and asked the opinion of his six field officers as to whethei i they should attack the enemy or wait for the attack to como from them. The four senior officers strangely counseled delay; but their arguments did not convince Houston, who de clared that the hour for action had arrived and plainly announced the in tention, of his own responsibility, to , risk an engagement. He then dis patched Deaf Smith, his most tfusty scout, to cut down the bridge which offered the only moans of escape to either army. “Make tho best of your way,” he had said, in his habitual tone of kind 'iy friendship, Ho Vince’s bridge; cut it down and burn it up, and come back like eagles or you will be too late for the day.” And juet as the first charge was starting, a horseman flecked with foam from his panting charger, had dashed along the lines of the patriot array, as Houston had arranged that he should do, calling out clearly, that all might hear, this death knell to all hopes of possible es cape, i have cut down Vince's bridgo! Now light for your lives, and remember the Alamo!" The Texan army, with Houston rid ing at the front of the center column, had then dashed forward against the i Mexican breastworks, behind which: stood the Army of Santa Anna, drawn up in perfect order, and, calmly re serving its Are for short range. Their first volley, however, by the grace of a divine Providonce, as the Texans declared, went too high. Houston’s leg was shattered at the ankle, and. his horse was severely wounded, but his columns still advanced uninjured. Then ante the answering volley,! "poured into the very bosoms” of the! astonished Mexicans—unable to re-] load, and without bayonets for the! charge. The Texans had ‘‘clubbed their muskets," and dealt desperate j blows, and finally, when they had thus battered their way Into the very j center of the Mexican army, they had | drawn their murderous bowie knives, j and “literally cut their way through , dense masses of living flesh." The battle had lasted only twenty minutes, but in that time a new na tion had been born into the world. "From the battle of San Jacinto,” said Webster, in 1842, “the war was! it an end.” ______ | The best of everything is given tegular readers of "THE PRESS.” , Both "THE DAILY AND THE SUN DAY PRESS" have the best features ’ hat money can buy—all the news ev- < try day. There is a strong serial 1 itory in "THE DAILY PRESS” and ‘ ho short stories in “THE SUNDAY | ‘RESS” are very noteworthy. ~ ‘ c The NEWS gives the new* when It • new*. _ , ROSE DOLORES. 51 (By Isabel Eccleston Mackay, in v the March McClure’s. The moan of Rose Dolores, she made her plaint to me; j “My hair is lifted my the wind that sweeps in from the sea; , I taste its salt upon my'lips—O jail er, set me free!" ’ “Content thee, Rose Dolores, content L .. (hee, child of care! There’s satin shoon upon thy feet and ! emeralds In thy hair, And one there is who hungers for thy step upon the stair.” • The moan of Rose Dolores; “O, jail ( er, set me free! These satin shoon and green-lit gems t are terrible to me: I hear a murmur on the wind, the I • murmur of the sea!" ] “Bethink thee, Rose Dolores, bethink thee, ere tool ate! 1 Thou wert a fisher’s child, alack, born to a fisher's fate; I Wouldst lay thy beauty 'neath the yoke—would ’st. be a fisher’s mate?” The moan of Rose Dolores: “Kind jailer, let me go! There’s one who is a fisher—ah!, my heart beats cold and slow Lest he should doubt 1 love him— I, who love not heaven so!” “Alas, sweet Rose Dolores, why beat against the bars? Thy fisher lover drlfteth where the sea is full of stars; Why weep for one who weeps no more—since grief thy beauty mars!” The moan of Rose Dolores (she pray ed me patiently): "O, jailer, now I know who called from out the calling sea, I know whose kiss was in the wind— O, jailer, set me free!” HOUSEHOLD HELPS. You can sharpen scissors perfectly on the neck of a bottle. Tu/a nrleo V. n __■» , . . , , ...... U'JV'U make a good substitute for a button hook when one is not to be had, for when two are used they will not be bent out of shape. Put a tiny pork into the end of brass curtain rods when they are to bo run into starched or ince curtains. The rods will slide in easily. Soak new lamp wicks over night in vinegar. This will cause them to give a more brilliant light. When one is at a hotel or lives in one room they can alwnvs have a fresh supply of handkerchiefs on hand. All that is necessary is to paste them on the mirror or the window and stretch them firmly. When dry they will be much smoother than if jou ironed them. Very thin stocks can also be laundered in the same manner. li a drop light gas pipe leaks you need not buy a new one. but wind securely with electric tape. If salt is thrown quickly on the stove when milk has boiled over it "ill prevent the disagreeable odor from going through the house. Sweet, oil for rusty steel: Cover the steel for a couple of days with sweet : then wlth fln8ly powdered quick lime rub the steel until all the rust is removed. X- .. « °!bson Medallion. Next Sunday’s New York World vill distribute the fifth Charles Dsna Gibson medallion. This is a l.eautl ul head, and is ready for framlm: ''hi® series will be followed by sever il large-size Gibson pictures (10x1*1 nches), entitled “Big Game,” “When I Man’s in Love," “Conspirators," EC., &c., all famous subjects. Get he set. These pictures are worth fty cents to *1.00 each. Every Sun ay with The World. t^paorfbe for the NEWS. '; "" " - —» jgynd " —■'!£• r1' i. 1 i ■" ■ — “Socialism Is Not ^ One Thing, but a Bundle of Things.” ! By Profeuor FELIX ADLER. F.mou. Ethical Culturbr. SOCIALISM is very nearly the bad in democracy existing to day GENERALIZED AND ENLARGED. It stands for half a dozen things, from theoretical anarchy through Marxianism and co-operation to Christian socialism. Social ism as a term is illusive, scattering, diversified. IT IS NOT ONE THING, BUT A BUNDLE OF THINGS. Not long ago as I was leaving a ball in whicli a very extreme Social ist had been talking I met a very rich woman whom I knew and oi whom I asked how she liked it. She was enthusiastic, bubbling, and her eyes shone. She was permeated with the doctrine of the speaker. She left, got into her automobile and was driven to her beautiful palace east of Central park, which shows that ONE MAY BE A SOCIALIST AND YET BE RICH. The rich have taken up socialism in some measure have made it their fad to end the ennui of their lives. They toy with socialism as the French aristocracy did with the doctrines of Rousseau and V oltaire before the French revolution. The type is not to be taken SERI OUSLY. Socialism is baffling because of the diversity I have mentioned. For instance, most people think that their brand of socialism is THE ONLY BRAND. Take what is termed municipal socialism—the proposition of the municipality owning railroads, waterworks, lighting facilities and the like. THAT IS NOT SOCIALISM. It is an ex pedient, a business proposition, and therefore is the purest individual ism. It is true it is an extension of the powers of government, but not in a socialistic way, and it is to be taken as an example of the HORRI BLE CONFUSION entering into these discusions of socialism. to a* I do not believe that socialism is PRACTICAL. Wherever the Socialists have come into power, as in France, when they have taken up the reins of government in any measure they have dropped their doctrinaire theories. Socialism would tend toward LACK OF INDIVIDUAL FREE DOM, and the heavy conservation of the masses would rule. That would tend to discourage human progress. Socialism would act as a damper in distributing human talent. GREAT MORAL OBJECTIONS STAND AGAINST THE 80CIAUST PROPAGANDA. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE SORT OF MORAL EQUAL ITY AND FRATERNJTY THAT SOCIALISM PRODUCES. Socialism has rendered an immense service in calling attention to the equality of men IN THE ABSTRACT. It does not stand for that conception of men advanced by the senator from South Carolina, who said that the white man is baked of better clay than the negro. That was a horribly blasphemous statement. In the same way I know a man who owns a glass factory and who works little Hungarian chil dren within its waifs and at night. When one called his attention to the children working in the glare of the furnace he said, pointing to their dulled faces, “THEY ARE NOT OUR EQUALS.” « « *t Socialism means promiscuity. I LOATHE IT. Morality, like culture, demands segregation. Socialism promises great peril to the family. Its highest standard is devotion to the mass. It tends to wipe out patriotism too. THE FAMILY IS GOING TO BE THE 8TANDARD ABOUT WHICH THE ETHICAL AND MORAL FIGHT WILL WAGE, IS WAGING. AS I UNDER STAND IT, SOCIALISM IS ON THE NONETHICAL SIDE. WE CANNOT GIVE UP THE FAMILY. IT IS THE SEED POD OF MORALITY. WE MUST STOP PLAYING WITH THE FAMILY. , A A Great Industrial Crisis Is at Hand i ■. > By STUYVESANT FISH. Ex-President Illinois Central Railroad. IN point of time n great INDUSTRIAL CRISIS is due, and there aro many indications of its being IMMINENT. Despite the unprecedented output of gold, money is dear the world over, and dear because of high prices and activity in trade. Nor are other causes for dear money wanting. Great Britain has not fully made up its losses in the Boer war; Japan and Russia, particularly the latter, have scarcely BEGUN TO RE COVER from the effects of their recent war. Indeed, it would look as if Russia had fully financed the cost thereof and may b® on the verge of a CIVIL WAR. - Within the past year there have been tremendous losses of capital in the destruction of San Francisco and in the less awful calamity at Valparaiso, and at its close we have famine in China. Looked at THE WORLD OVER, the volume of the crops of 1906 was NOT ABOVE AN AVERAGE, despite the phenomenal yield in the United States. Prices of commodities are above the normal and rising. Labor all over the world is dearer than ever before, and the tendency is toward higher wages and shorter hours, conditions which are ECO NOMICALLY WASTEFUL as regards product, whatever their effect may be on the laboring class. - .turning now to our own country, .New York, especially that part of it known as Wall street, has absorbed and is absorbing MORE THAN ITS SHARE of the loanable fund. While our western and southern banks—indeed, all banks which are “out of town” to New • York—are lending more freely than usual at this season, that which they lend is instantly and persistently ABSORBED BY WALL STREET. The investing public are, and remain, out of the market not be cause of ventures in industrials, in electric railways' or in suburban real estate—the speculation in each of which was checked months ago —nor yet because of the more recently pricked bubble in mining shares, but SIMPLY BECAUSE OE THE DISTRUST which even those possessed of ample means have of the methods of the corpo rate finance now in vogue in New York. THAT EUROPE 8HARES THIS DI8TRU8T OF THOSE METHO IS SHOWN BY ITS OUTCRY AGAINST ’TH^ MISUSE OF. AMEr FINANCE BILLS. t READ THE EVENING NEWS / .• .. \ / V