Perth Amboy Evening News!
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
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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.
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•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.
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
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
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
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
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 .
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
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.
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
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
For particulars call at
Office: 194 HIGH STREET.
Perth Atnbov. N. T.
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
) 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
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
“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.
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The NEWS gives the new* when It
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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
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
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!”
You can sharpen scissors perfectly
on the neck of a bottle.
Tu/a nrleo V. n __■» , . . , ,
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
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
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. ';
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“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
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.
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
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.”
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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 Great Industrial
Crisis Is at Hand
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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
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
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