Perth Amboy Evening News
Publlohed dally except Sunday by the PERTH AMBOT EVENINQ NEWS
COMPANY, 284 State St.. Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Phone 400.
J. LOGAN CLEVENGER - - - Editor. D. P. OLMSTEAD - - Business Manager.
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THE EVENING NEWS It a member of the American Newspaper Publisher»·
Association, Audit Bureau of Circulation, and of the United Preet Associations.
Entered at the Perth Amboy Poet Office aa Second Claee Matter.
PERTH Α. M Β OV
ACEMAKING OIT X
28 miles from New York.
Tax rate 2.50.
Or Staten Inland Sound, at th·
mouth of the Rarltan Hiver and at
the head of Rarltan Bay.
Ocean steamers can dock In from
86 to 40 feet of water.
Channel 21 feet deep at )ow water
leading· up from Sandy Hook.
Dally steamer service to New
Four Railroads — The Pennsyl
vania, Central Railroad of New Jer
sey. Lehigh Valley and the Staten
Island Rapid Transit. Branche· run
ning In ail directions, affording an
almost unlimited number of excel
lent factory sites.
Has two telegraph and two tele
Electric light and gas companies
Federal postofflce building.
$120,000 Y. M. C. A.
Ten grammar schools and one
high school which Is on the ap
proved list of all the leading uni
versities in the country, four pa
rochial schools and a business col
Churches of all denominations.
Municipal electric light and water
Prominent center for trolley to
all parts of the state.
Richest clay deposits In the coun
try In the Immediate vicinity.
Splendid theatrical advantages.
Some of the leading Industries
ere: American Smelting & Refining
Company's smelter; Rarltan Copper
Work® refinery: Barber Asphalt
Works; United Lead Works; United
States Cartridge Co.; Amorlcan En
caustic Tiling Co.. Ltd.; C. Pardee
Steel and Tile Works; Atlantic Terra
Cotta Co.; Federal Terra Cotta Co.;
New Jersey Terra Cotta Co.; three
plants of the National Flreprooflng
Co., and other similar Industries
within *he immediate vicinity; Cer
amlo Works; Che se b rough Vaeellne
Works; Marcy fltove Works; two
dry dock companies, together with
shipyards and marine railways;
Standard Underground Cable Com
pany; Roessler & Hasslacher Chem
ical Works; Bakellte manufacturing
concern; Castle's Ice cream plant;
window shade and cigar factories;
cement stone works; coal shipping
piers, handkerchief factory; chemi
cal laboratories; machine shops and
The Whistle Nuisance
Perth Amboy has a good ease against the railroads in the mat
ter of blowing whistles. The companies would find it very hard to
justify such a racket as is made by the locomotives drilling or passing
through the city.
In these days of block signals, safety devices, towermen, guards
at crossings and watchmen on bridges there is really little need for
whistles except in the open country where ther are still many un
guarded crossings, or in the event of someone being on the track.
Whistles and bells are relics of the early days when a railroad
train was a novelty, the operation of a railroad was crude, and peo
ple were unfamiliar with railroading in general. Today, with the
railroads highly developed, the barbarous practice of the screeching
of whistles and clanging of bells continues as if we were still in the
infancy of railroads and had to be told that if we didn't look out the
"choo choo cars" would run over us.
Today the EVENING NEWS publishes a second communica
tion from a resident of this city on the nuisance of the blowing of
whistles within the city limits. This letter was inspired by the one
that appeared in these columns a few days ago. Both letters point
out the annoyance of the continual blowing of whistles, and refer
to other places where the nuisance has been abated. It is quite
reasonable that if other cities can obtain relief, so can Perth Amboy.
The way the whistles are blown in this city is a reflection on
the railroads themselves. It indicates that they do not employ men
whom they can trust.
In the first place, every crossing in the city is guarded by safety
gates. It is the duty of the men in charge of these gates to lower
them when a train approaches, and the shanties in which these men
jgtyft&tioBflci.MWifW imjfcwimtftt the gatetender can. readily see when
^Pfrain is coming. It being his dtVn; t0 look out ΐφ·ι Wifne-jj/IJowej.
^nc gates when they approach, it ought not'tu'fie necessary for the
engineer to let out such loud screeches as he does in order to warn
Λβ was stated in ine communication puDiisned on this subject
a few days ago, trains going south usually begin to blow at the
Lehigh Valley crossing or before, and keep up a continual whistle
all the way through the city. Apparently, in the opinion of the engi
neer, this serves a double purpose. It clears the crossings through
the city, which are supposed to be cleared anyway by the man operat
ing the safety gates, and it warns the men on the drawbridge over
the river that he is coming.
But why should it be necessary to make such a racket upon ap
proaching- the bridge? Can't the men working on the draw be
trusted to do their duty? What are all tho signals for and every
other precaution that is taken to guard the approach to the bridge?
There are five or six men working 011 the bridge all the time; there
are towermen and signal operators. Don't these men know their
business Î With all this elaborate system for protecting the bridge,
why should a noise sufficient to wake the dead be made through this
city at all hours of the day and night? In tho olden days when the
system of signals was not so perfect as it is today, there might have
been some excuse, but there is absolutely none today unless the men
in charge of the signals cannot be trusted. If they cannot be trusted
why are they employed!
For trains going north it is the same thing, only in that ease the
whistle begins blowing as soon as the train leaves the bridge and
keeps it up all the way through the city to notify the man in charge
of the signals at the Lehigh Valley crossing of its approach. Here
again we would like to know whether or not the man in the tower
at the Lehigh Valley crossing cannot be trusted to set the right
signals without such a noise on the part of the approaching train?
Every railroad man on guard duty or in charge of signals is
continually on the watch for trains, or ought to be, and he is sup
posed to set his signals or lower his gates accordingly, without the
approaching engine making a sound, or at least a short blast should
be sufficient upon entering the city.
Then, too, there is the drilling. Every time an engineman gets
a signal from a trainman to back up or to go ahead he feels duty
botind to blow a couple of blasts on the whistle. Why? It is force
of habit more than anything else. It is the same as if the engine
would say, "All right, I'm coming." But why is it necessary to say
anything? If the signal is to come on back, why not go back and
make 110 fuss about it. The trainman, when he sees the train back
ing, knows that the engineer got his signal and that is all there is
to it. The same thing applies to going ahead or any other order
that may be given. The engiiy»ers are so in the habit of blowing the
whistle at every little thing that it comes second nature to them,
although there is absolutely no excuse for half the noise that is made
day and night in this city.
It is almost impossible to sleep anywhere within four or five
blocks of the railroad because of the almost continual noise of the
trains. That there can be a great improvement in this matter there
is no doubt.
We have not mentioned the boat whistles which are all too
numerous. The practice of a boat captain summoning the members
of his crew who happen to be on shore by long and continuous blasts
of his whistle is an outrage. If a few arrests were made for this
perhaps it would have a salutary effect.
By the way, did you know that it now requires eight or nine
whistles for a boat to get through the drawbridge? Four long blasts
by the boat, then the draw answers with three or four, and then the
boat responds with one. Foolish, isn't it? Think of what a waste
of steam, not to mention the annoyance to the people living near
It is time we took this matter in hand and gave the people some
relief. The railroads certainly should be brought to time. Othef
pities do it, why not Perth Amboyl
Editor EVENING NEWS:
In your issue of recent date, there
was a letter complaining about the
continual blowing of locomotive whist
les. No dotrbt there are hundreds of
others that endorse Mr. Llngle's com
plaint of this nuisance and should
make It known. If brought to the at
tention of the city officials, no doubt
a remedy would be found not only for
whistles, but the continual ten min
ute ringing of church bells.
Why should people be annoyed and
upset by these things 7
The Pacemaking City should not be
behind other cities along this line.
New York city found the whistle
nuisance so bad' some years before the
advent of the electric motor. The city
officials took steps to stop the whist
les within its limits, αβ other cities
have done. Perth Amboy can and
should do the same. I hope others
will voice their opinion of this nuis
Today lie Celebrate
Italy's Great Patriotic Holiday.
What the Fourth of July is to the
United States, and the Fourteenth of
July to France, the twentieth of Sep
tember is to Italy, and her loyal sons
will celebrate today with enthusiasm
the greatest patriotic holiday In the
Italian calendar. It was forty-seven
years ago today on September 20,
1870, that the Italian troops stormed
the Porta Pla and made their trium
phant entrance into Rome, thus mak
ing the Eternal City the capital of
United Italy. Yet that glorious con
clusion to a remarkable campaign —
a United Italy—left one great ambi
tion of the Italian people unrealized,
for hundreds of thousands of their
countrymen in "Italian Irrendenta"
were left beyond tho pale, still under
the yoke of Austria.
It was General Count Rafaelo Ca
dorna who led the brave troops into
Rome on September 20, 1870, and it
Is his son, General Count Lulgl Ca
dorna, who is today battering the
Austrian strongholds in the Alps and
sweeping before him the beaten Haps
burg troops. The capture of Rome
was accomplished by the elder Ca
dorna almost without bloodshed. The
French troops had been withdrawn on
account of the Franco-Prussian war,
and Rome was defended only by the
force of the pope. Plus IX refused to
compromise with the Italian king,
who offered him the sovereignity of
the Leonine city and the retention of
his income. When Cadorna ap
proached the city he met with some
opposition from the papal Zuaves,
and in a skirmish several were kill
ed. The Pope directed Gen. Kanzlor,
commander of his armed forces, to
make only a formal resistance. On
September 20, when Cadorna's army
was before Porta Pia, the foreign pa
pal troops manifested an Inclination
to contest the entrance of the Italians,
but they were called off by the Pope.
Cadorna's men then took possession
of the city.
In spite of the protests of the Pope,
whose predecessors for ages had held
sway over Rome and ίβ,ΟΟΟ square
miles of territory in central Italy the
capital or the kingdom was remove·,
from Turin to the Eternal City. The
Vatican continued to regard Itself as
the temporal power, which had been
despoiled of Its lands, but not con
quered, by the Italian King. Tho Pope
refused to acquiesce In the arrange
ment of tho Italian Parliament, by
which Plus IX and his successors for
ever wore allowed to occupy the Vat
ican and Its dependencies rent free.
The Italian government, also pledite^_
to the Pope^.*n arfnuttl irtne»a#ity ol
iJi45JWM>*Cbut this has never been
(claimed by the Vatican and now
amounts to over $80,000,000.
Thursday, September 20, 1017
(Copyright, 1917, by the McClure
This Is an unfortunate day, accord
ing to the reading of the stars. Nep
tune, Saturn and Mars are all ad
verso while Mercury and the Sun are
In threatening aspect.
It Is α tlmo In which on both land
and sea dangers may be expected.
Mars Is In a place that Is certainly
unpromising for pcaco and It looks
as If the remainder of the month
would be a period of great military
While Mars rules for army clashes,
battles and unusual movements, Nep
tune gives warning of perils of an un
usual character on the sea. A great
storm appears to be Indicated.
Under this sway the greatest pains
will be necessary to preserve secrecy
concerning any matter of Importance,
as the stars Indicate that what Is cov
ered Is more easily revealed than at
There le a warning that spies and
traitors will bo found at such sources
of Information as telegraph offices
and telephone Bwltoh'boards In Wash
ington, D. C.
For the benefit of those Interested
In Russian affairs, the seers foretell
that December will be α month of
extraordinary anxiety and of new
Next month may be a time of men
ace for Washington, New York and
Philadelphia as explosions are appar
ently foreshadowed. These have been
Astrologers foretell for manufac
turers of whiskey profit through the
use of their plants for new purposes
that will be extraordinary gainful.
The death of a noted suffrage lead
er Is foretold and a woman philan
thropist, also, will pass on before
Better sure than sorry—in
finitely so when your children
There is no possible excuse for
the risk in unclean, impure
milk with your children's
health at stake.
Use only CERTIFIED milk.
If you don't know why, it's
high time you found out.
Wood Brook Farms believes in
saving the babies. Wood Brook
milk is CERTIFIED milk.
PRICE 18c PER QUART
WOOD BROOK FARMS
METUCHEN, N. J.
Phone Metuchen 179
—— — I
Bits of By-Play
By LUKE! McLUKF.
Copyrlubt 1(1·. ta· Cincinnati
It makes £ fellow fuss and frown,
When he must take a trip,
To have to send to Smith or Brown
And borrow back his grip.
The Wise Fool.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a
pound of cure," quoted the Sage.
"Yes, agreed the Fool. "And it
costs a whole lot less."
Some men have trouble with their
vision and have to have their optics
examined. But I. C. Plane lives in
He's almost certain to go bust,
And you're sure to get stuck,
If you are fool enough to trust
The man who trusts to luck.
Paw Knows Everything.
Willie—Paw, what is the difference
between a gentleman and a gent?
Paw—A gent always gets his hair cut
on Saturday night, my son.
Worry Much So.
Once in a while you will find the
right man in the right job. F'rinstanco,
Isn't It appropriate that John Gas, of
New Lexington, Ohio, should be a
"You may think this Joke Is a crime,"
Said smart Band Leader Millet;
"But, while I'm always beating time,
I do not want to kill it."
"That fellow Smith is an awful
pest," said Brown. "But he 1b so per
sistent that you can't rattle him."
"Rattle him," replied Jones, "why,
you can't even shake him."
Come On, Be a (iootl Fellow!
Will E. Treat runs the Hub Cafe
In Portsmouth, Ohio.
It le a fact, as you will learn,
You'll find there Is no con to it;
That when a man has coin to burn,
You'll find he freezes on to It.
Only Way To Square It.
A woman will never forgive a man
If he doesn't apologize to her every
time she insults him.—Luke McLuke.
And promise her that he'll never be so
cruel or mean again.—Wilmington
Bet She Ain't η Corn Fed.
Miss Lena Shanks lives in Waverly,
Ohio, according to Dusty Miller.
Of course they never feel that way
when you are riding In a flivver. But
what we started to say was that W
.Downey Rhodes lives at Cambridge,
Firms Is Firms.
Albright and Llghtcap manufacture
toy marbles at Itavenna, Ohio.
His friend heard poor Lot blubber!
"It was my wife's own fault,
For she first turned to rubber.
And then she turned to salt."
To Lot, the poor old lubber,
She said as she exp.ired:
"You see I turned to rubber
Because I was so tired."
nntr* to act n?^
laBy, but MI la Snow, o: _ .
will have to keep away from this Club |
until next winter.
Fropty Hall, of Cambridge, Ohio, will
bo refused admittance when we have |
a lecture in the Club auditorium.
Bless You, My Children!
There is α young lady In Cincin
nati who has been a bride for α week, |
and when her husband asks her who
she loves she merely mentions her]
husband's name. Her husband sells
tickets on the C., M. and L. road at
Madisonvllle, and his name Is Timothy |
juinRs To Worry About.
The sausage eaten In this country In
one year would encircle the earth more
than seven times.
Names Is Jrnmes.
A. Roast lives in Dayton, Ohio.
Our Dally Special.
It Is A Wise Man Who Knows When
He Has Said Enough.
Jjiiko McLiike Says
The old fashioned man who could
remember dates In history now has a
son who gets them mixed up with
Boys are getting better. Tou may
have noticed that they no longer re
gard a coat sleeve as α combined
mop, towel and handkerchief.
Art Is misleading. We get the Idea
from Japanese art that the women do
nothing but drink tea among the blos
soms, and that the men do nothing
but carry fierce-looking swords and
look cross-eyed. And the Japanese
must get the Idea from American art
that the women do nothing but pose
around the house In envelope combina
tions, and that the men do nothing but
pull off athletic stunts while garbed
in kneelength and sleeveless under
The only new things In the fashion
pattern books for July are overalls for
the dear things. They are supposed
to wear the overalls while hoeing the
crops In the gardens. The overalls
are worn over a white silk blouse,
and, of course the blouso is left open
In front, the top button being located
about as far south as the wishbone.
What doth It profit a man to have
an aim In life if he never hits what he
Many a man who tosses restlessly on
a $100 bed would give a good deal to
be able to pound his ear the way he
used to when he was α boy and slept on
a lumpy corn shuck mattress.
A man thinks he is surprising a
girl when he proposes to her. Why.
if the poor boob only knew It, she lrnd
her wedding gown selected and talk
ed the plans over with her bridesmaid
months before he asked her to be hls'n.
Once In a while α jury won't convict
on clrcum tantlal evidence. But It Is
different tth a wife.
What has become of the old fashion
ed woman who used to nee that her
baby got his lunch no matte»· who was
Most of us know what not to say.
But few of us have sense enough not
to eay It.
It was all right to be gallant to α
strange lady when knighthood was in
NEW JERSEY CETTHAI,
Train· Leave Perth Ambojr.
For New York. Newark aril Bllia
Îeth at 6:26, 7:10, *7:88, 7:52, 8:27,
:42. 10:11, 11:83, 11:68 a. m.; 1:06, 3:1*.
:2β, 4:45, 5:04. 6:63, 7:60, 9:09, 8:40
p. m. Sundays—fr:S2, 9:28 a- m.) 2:01,
1:04, 6:62, 8:51. 9:34 p. m.
For Long Branen, Asbury Park.
Ocean Urove, Eto.—12:84, B:0S, 9:14 a.
αι.; 12:08, 2:23, 4:66, 6:25, 6:38, 10:04
p. m. Sundays—12:64, 4:50, 9:12 a. m.·,
6:08. 9:52 p. m.
For Atlantic City—6:08, 8:14 a. m.;
2:23 p. m. Sundays—9:12 a. m.
For Philadelphia and Trenton via
Bound Brook — 6:86. 7:10, 7:51, 9:42,
[0:11, 11:33 a. m.j 1 Οβ. 6:04. 7ι60 p. m.
Sundays—8:22, 9:28 fc. m.; 8:01, 6:04.
é;W. 9:14 P.m.
χ—New Tork only.
Ma Happens To Discover Why Willie Seldom Kicks On Being; Sent To Bring
Home A Loaf Of French Bread
I 1 * " ' III.». j|M| ... - ,.I ι «I
(Copyright, 1S17. by the "Wheeler Syndicate, lnc.y
ower. But if a man tries to be cour
ions to a strange woman nowadays
he would have him arretted Xor eet
It Is a good thing that women do
ot chew tobacco. If they did, and
or· those decollete waists, their chests
rould always look freckled.
Fire Alarm Boxes
t—Ran tan Coppei· Work*.
I—Market and Sheridan Btraeta,
I—Smith Street and Central K. R.
I—Market and Flrat Street*.
r-x-Madloon Ave. and Pateraon St.
S—High and Lewi· St·.
\—Smith and High Street·
I—New Brunewlok -Αν*. an
.. late and Wayne St.re
ίβ—Near United Lead Work·.
2—Washington and First Street·.
β—Now Brunswick Ave, and Elm Street
4—Smith Street and Wataon Avenue.
8—Commerce and State Slreeta.
2—Front and Smith Streeta.
5—Water and Gordon Streets.
i—Kearny Ave. and Gordon Street
1—Brace and Hanaon Avenue·.
2—Smith amd Herbert Btreeta.
S—Amboy Ave. and Washington Street·
14—Lehigh Ave. and Stanford Street*
5—Near City Hospital.
Λ—Cleveland and Brace Avenue·.
7—Amboy *nd Hall Avenue·.
12—Amboy Ave. and Insleo Street.
—Lawrence and Francis Stroeta.
—Neville and Johnstone Street·.
HANS J. WURGLER,
327 Elm St. Phone 1825
Attend Night School
Tel. 509 Perth Amboy, N. J.
STATE!* ISLAND ItAPID TRANSIT.
Fan to Ν·π Yerk
>ne way · .40
tound Trip eg
0-ïrip Ticket u.oi
Lonthly Commutation 7,0»
Time Table In Elect May It, 1»1Χ,
KJCW V OH Κ TO PKRTH AM HOY
Dally except Saturdaya, Sundays and
olldaya (May 10. July 4. Sept. 3)—6*30
:10. 7.00.1:00, β:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m.: 1»
oon; 1:00, 1:00, 8:00, 4:00, 4:40. δ-00
:15, 5:30·, β:4β, β:ϊΐ. «:1ο! 7:00 S:00'
:00, 10:00. 11:00 p. m.; 11 night; l oi
Saturday only—IJ:20, 11:40. 1:00 lit
■M 2 00. 2:10, 3:1», 4:00, 4:4t», vJo'
;00. 6:40. 7:10. 1:00, 1:40, 1:20 p. m.
υ p. Ο.ου, ι ,«v, » 'TT' ,*·»»· ··■»!
0B 10:0i, 11:00 p. m.i it nlght.
Saturday only—11:68 a. In.j 11:40,
M, 1:4». 1:08, 1:13, ï:0Ç 8:30, 4:10,
86 S:i5, 7:10, 1:18. 8:60, 9:65. 11:00 p.m.
Bundaya and holidays (May 10. July
Sept. 8)—-7:0<C 1:00. 1:30, i.05, 10:00,
b; 50, 11:40 % m.! lilM. 1:41, 2:60, j:S0,
M*. β^ί. 9:4/ 7:25 1:01.' t:5li
.50, 10:80 p. m.: 11:00 niybt
• Kiaream. tralui. „
Walt Masons Rippling Rhymes
WEATHER I NKIitTKNOB
The weather man hae much to do with making people glad or
Jolue. On dreary days of tog and rain men aro disgruntled, and
complain; when weather is as bad as that, I'd never pasa around
the hatj for when a man la chilled, alackl with gooseflesh up and
(town his back, he won't chip In a pair of straws to help
worthy cause. He feels that he will need his roll
keta, grub and coal. He looks with
Load Up The Pipes Of. The
Boys In France
Tear Out This Coupon, Fill It In and Send as Much Money as Tou Can
Spare to Buy Tobacco For Our FlgKtlng Men.
(Each Dollar Buys Four Packages of Tobacco.)
EDITOR EVENING NEWSl
Enclosed find to buy package·
of tobacco, through "Our Boys In France Tobacco Fund" for American
fighting men In France.
I understand that each dollar buys four packages, each with a
retail value of forty-five cents and that In each of my packages -will be
placed a postcard, addressed to me, on which my unknown friend, the
soldier, will agree to send me a message of thanks.
Builders' and Contractors' Directory
Headstones Lot Enclosure·
Marble and Qranlte Monument·
800-311 NEW BRUNSWICK AVE»
PERTH A M BOY. N. J.
Carpenter· and Builder·
Office and Shop, 218 Madison Ave,
Estimates Cheerfully Furnished.
Jobbing Promptly Attended To.
L D. Phone 844.
IRA R. CROUSE
CARPENTER and BUILDER
405 State St. Perth Amboy, If. J.
J. Ν. KENNEDY, Plumber
Steam and Gu FltHnc, Tinning, ltd,
Jobbing promptly attended to. rrompti
service and moderate price».
Estimates cheerfully furnished.
631 St»t» St. Telephone Ml
ADOLPH Η. KOYEN
KuwMor to Edward Kojcn
Masons Materials. Cement, Stone.
Ha y re Ave. Tel. 1379-W
CARL C. CHRISTENSEN
MASON and CONTRACTOR
All Kinds of Cement Work a Specialty»
Corner Stat· and JPateraon St*.
UP ΤΙ-IE HUDSON
Bear Mountain, West Point off Newburgli
SUNDAY, SEPT. 23rd.
NEW JERSEY CENTRAL
Special Train connecting at Jersey City (Pier 1, adjoining
Passenger Station) with swift
Sandy Hook Boute Flyer "Sandy Hook"
South Amboy :. 8:30 a.m.
Perth Amboy .......... 8:36 a.m.
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