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Urges Government to Take
Over Railroads and Mines
-Speaks at Rahway
RAHWAY, Aug. 3.—While com
mending the spirit behind the prop-1
osition of United States Senator
Borah and the purpose prompting
Senator Borah's move to establ sn
government regulation of railroads,
Oeorge L. Record, talking here last
evening, condemned the plan as in
effective. He said that regulation
has been tried and it has always
failed to curb monopoly control. He
urges tu> a substitute plan that the
government lake over all railroads
anti coal lands in the country and
k^lease them to competitors of -.he
^Hlrust upon moderate royalties.
Record talked in his big tent at
Rahway, prosecuting his campaign
for the Republican nomination
against Senator Joseph S. 1-reliug
huvsen. He expressed confidence
that he will beat the present senator
at the primaries in September „nd
declared he will continue to make
an issue of the trust monopoly ques
tion throughout tie campaign.
Toward the close of his speech last
rvening Mr. Record said:
“Senator Borah has come forward
in the senate with a proposition to
establish a coal commission with the
general idea of applying the princi
ple of regulation through this com
mission to the coal business. The
senator says that it is as much in
the interest of the public that a
necessity of life like coal should r>e
regulated as that the railroads
should be regulated.
“There are many objections to the
plan. In the first place regulation
has completely failed up to date to
fix reasonable railroad rates and the
present railroad strike is the first
outcome of the attempt of the Rail
road Labor Board to reduce wages.
If we set up another commission to
control the coal trust that commis
sion will be appointed by the Presi
dent. The men President Harding
would appoint would be conserva
tive, if not reactionary, and wou.d
take the point of view of the coal
trust. These appointees would have
to be continued by the senate, which
Is a reactionary body as at present
constituted. Therefore we would
probably start with a commission of
men who take the point of view of
the coal trust. It by chance the
^fcommisslon took the opposite point
BBbf view and attempted to fix .a price
~for coal at the mines or at tide
water, which was objected to by the
trust, as any reasonable price would
be, the trust would immediately
take the price fixing order unto the
federal courts alleging that it op
erated to confiscate their capital and
property. Then would commence one
of these long drawn out litigations
with expensive lawyers on the part
of the trust, and salaried lawyers
employed by the government offi
cials on the side of the public. Long
before the controversy was settled
the administration would change and
the public would lose all Interest in
the controversy.
+ a** RA«aVi fa a lihepfll 3 n r! hv
this legislation actually desires to
help the people, but if there is any
thing which forty years of experi
ence teaches, it is that, regulation
k \as a^ weapon to injure the trust is a
broken reed.
"The way to destroy the coal trust
Is to take away its power to rob the
public. That power is in the pri
vate ownership of railroads and in
the possession of all of the anthra
cite coal lands and the best deposits
of bituminous coal in the country.
“There is no example in history
of the successful regulation of a pri
vate monopoly. The way to destroy
the trust is for the government to
own the railroads and to acquire
lands containing coal and lease them
out to competitors of the trust upon
moderate royalties. The day of in
vestigations and of futile regulation
has passed. The public demands
action and results."
CAMP DIX, Aug. 3:—Introduced
to army "chow," fitted into uniforms
and enrolled in their respective
classes, half a thousand young
Americans yesterday made a fine
start in opening the civilian military
training camp of the Second Corps
area. The student soldiers are to
specialize in cavalry and engineer
branches. With all the enthusiasm
of youth for their new adventure
and yet with a seriousness of pur
pose marking their attitude, these
“rookies" apparently made a big hit
with the officers who welcomed them
and the details of regulars who di
rected them to their barracks quar
Brigadier General Weigel said
that reports filed with him up to last
night indicated that 3,250 civilians
bad reported at the various camps
under his command in the Second
Corps area for the month’s training
TRENTON, Aug. 3:—Optimism as
to the country’s business prospects
was expressed by speakers yesterday
at the opening of the first annual
convention of the United States Pot
ters’ Association at the Stacy-Trent
Hotel. The convention, which is be
ing attended by about sixty repre
sentatives of the larger general ware
potteries of the United States, will
continue until tomorrow.
The future of the industry gener
ally is contingent upon labor and
^^other conditions, the potters believe,
QBbut there is a decided feeling of con
li^fldence that present business condi
tions, which are favorable, will con
tled by the frequency with which
Atlantic City has been held up to
public scorn in newspapers as a
haven for crooks, Judge Smathera,
o' the Court of Common Pleas,
yesterday addressed a. letter to Di
rector of Public Safety Cuthbert.
offering a plan whereby the city
may be rid of undesirables of all
He suggested in effect that he sit
as a committing magistrate and that
the police take all their cases to
him instead of justices of the peace.
In return, he promised to hold the
complaining witnesses under bail in
order to insure their appearance at
trials, and to impose heavy sen
tences when accused are found
To Advertise For Bids
matter of advertising of the bids
for the paving of the sidewalks and
laying of curbs on David street be
PPtween Stevens avenue and Feltus
’ '9 street, will be taken up at the next
regular meeting of the common
council scheduled for iW Tuesday.
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—''''"^(l) SATURN OJUPITER..
The spring and summer months
of this year are remarkable for the
opportunities they offer for the ob
servation of the planets. August
continues this fine record, with the
four bright planets still in excellent
position for observation. Venus sets
just before map time, but earlier in
the evening is a fine evening star
over the western horizon. Saturn and
Jupiter, too, are over the western
horizon, somewhat higher, however,
than Venus; Mars is down in the
south, east of the star Antares. It is
no longer so bright as it was in the
middle of June, for its distance has
now increased to about 50,000.000
miles. Both Jupiter and Venus ex
ceed it in brilliancy, but it is still
brighter than Saturn and ail the
fixed stars now above the horizon.
The brilliant fixed star of the Au
gust sky is almost overhead at map
time—Vega, tHe blue-white beauty
of the constellation of Lyra, the
Harp. Shining with a light which
resembles somewhat that of the old
carbon arc street lamps, it is. next to
Sirius, the Great Dog Star, the
brightest of the stellar world visible
to us in the northern latitudes. And
we mav well admire it, as the an
cients did, who told their children
that it was part of the wonderful
harp of Orpheus, who descended in
to hades to regain his bride from
Pluto. To the Romans its morning
setting marked the beginning of the
A great deal of scientific interest
also naturally attaches itself to Vega.
Due to the phenomenon known to
the astronomer as the precession of
the equinoxes (the slow motion of
the equinoxes along the ecliptic cir
cle), the north pole of the heavens
is gradually moving its position
among the stars. Near the star
Alpha TJrsae Minoris, or Polaris,
now, it will gradually move away
and in some 12.000 years Vega will
become the pole star again, as it
once was in the dim past ages.
Twenty Tight Years Away
The distance from Vega to the
earth has been determined with fair
accuracy to be about twenty light
years. The light-year is a unit of
distance much used by astronomers
in stating the enormous distances of
space and equals the number of
miles passed over by a beam of light
in one year. Light travels at the
rate of 186.000 miles per second, and
the light year therefore equals 186,
000x60x60x24x365 % miles. Further
more, the apex of the sun's way, the
point in the heavens toward which
the sun and its attendant family are
speeding with a velocity of about
twelve miles per second, is situated
in the constellation of Hercules not
far from Vega. But we are not in
danger of a collision with that star,
for it is also moving through space
with extreme rapidity, and it will
have considerately moved out of the
way by the time the earth reaches
that particular part of space. Our
friends who like to calculate can
figure for themselves from the data
given above how long it will he be
fore we are near Vega's present
The two next brightest stars in the
group of Lyra are easily distinguish
ed and form a triangle with their
superior, which gives the group its
characteristic appearance. The more
westerly of this pair of third-mag
nitude stars is Beta Lyrae, and is a
remarkably variable star, for it
changes in brightness periodically
by a whole stellar' magnitude. This
ehange takes place in about thirteen
days and is due to the fact that Beta
Lvrae is really a system of two stars
revolving about their common center
It ao happens that the plane of
this revolution passes very nearly
through the earth, and therefore
each star successively eclipses the
other, diminishing thus the total
brightness of the couple as we see it.
All this movement is visible neither
to the naked eye nor in the strong
est telescope; it was discovered by
means of the spectroscope. At its
brightest this star is about two and
one-half times as bright as when
passing through a minimum.
Famous Ring Nebula in Lyra
Slightly to the southeast of Beta is
the other third-magnitude star
Gamma Lyrae. If we draw an imag
inary line from Beta to Gamma we
would find at a spot about one-third
of the way from Beta the famous
Ring Nebula in Lyra. It can be
seen in a small telescope and ap
pears as a faint ring-like cloud with
a star in the center. It differs from
a terrestrial atmospheric cloud in
that it really emits its own light,
while the latter all shine by reflected
sunlight. Naturally there are a great
many other differences. It is the
general opinion among astronomers
that the central star is really a con
densation knot, or nucleus, of the
nebula and not merely a star which
happens perchance to be visible
along that line of sight and in real
ity a tremendous astronomic dis
tance away.
Clear of the horizon now is the
great constellation of Pegasus, the
Flying Horse. The three most bril
liant stars of Pegasus and the
brightest of the stars belonging to
On sale at City Pharmacy,
Smith and Oak streets, Perth
Amboy, or 60 cents by mail post
paid from Jaquea Capsule Co.,
Plattsburg, N. T.
the neighboring group of Androme
da form a square known as the
Great Square in Pegasus.
The brightest star of Pegasus,
called Markab, was once used by
navigators in the finding of longi
tude by a method not used today,
except perhaps under extraordinary
circumstances. In astrology this
star was supposed to denote death
from wounds or fire.
Just rising over the horizon is Afri
dromeda, the Chained Uady, saved
from the sea monster Cetus by the
hero Perseus. Toward the southeast
is the ancient constellation of Aqua
rius. the Water Bearer; this is one
of the zodiacal groups, and the sun
occupies a position in it in Febru
ary. It was in this constellation that
the planet Uranus was first seen by
William Herschel.
Big Event Will be Held at At
lantic City Sept. 30
Local Members
xiey sergeant: rage my captain
arc! ask him to bring my kicks. And
te!j the Looey to kill the bugler—
I'm goen to eat some more.” Inter
change of such greetings all along
the Atlantic Seaboard means t.nat
the Lightning (78th) Division is go
ing to have a rousing and success
ful reunion in Atlantic City, Septem
ber 30th and any member of tnis
famous division which captured
Grand Pre and helped drive the
Huns back at the St. Mihtel attack
and in the Meuse-Argonne sector.
A few weeks ago Robert R. Gunn,
second lieutenant in Crawfordvil'.e,
Georgia, wrote to a friend of his in
New Jersey: “Can’t we get busy for
a reunion of the Lightning men?”
They snapped to the job together
and almost before the ink was c?ry
a committee had been formed cin
sisting of more than a hundred en
thusiasts scattered from Canada to
th? Gulf of Mexico. A meeting of
this committee was forthwith called
in Atlantic City and there Seventy
eighth Division representatives
from seventeen cities gathered
arcund a table at the Chalfonte Ho
tel and planned the whole affair.
Lt. Col. A. J. I/Heui eux. formerly
division adjutant, was elected chair
man and instructed to appoint an
executive committee with power to
make all manner of arrangements,
gram of activities includes a big
And that has been done! The pro
rally on the Steel Pier, a frolic in
the surf and on the heach in which
one of the girl’s swimming clubs of
Atlantic City will assist, a unique en
tertainment on the Steeplechase
Pier and a concert Sunday afternoon
especially arranged with Keith’s
circuit. No goldfish, this time, or
“frog mud” or K. P. or other ruddy
details. No whiz-bangs or H. E. or
mustard. The life o’Reilly for two
The true “Lightning” spirit on
which the division depended for its
morale in battle and its reputation
in peace is once more being awaken
ed and will flash brighter than ever
in Atlantic City on September 30
and October 1.
ELIZABETH, Aug. 3.—A new
highway route to tho seashore re
sorts is being recommended strongly
ty tho State. Highway Commission
to relieve the congestion on the
present route. City Engineer Thomas
B Collins said yesterday. A traffic
count recently taken of the number
of vehicles using the present high
way to the shore this season shows
a tremendous increase over last year
and a continuous increase during
the present season. The commis
sion took a count for four hours
frem 8 A. M. on July 1 to the same
time on July 5 in Rahway, near
the railroad bridge, cars traveling
both to and from the shore being
counted. Practically all of the ma
chines passed through Elizabeth.
The total number of vehicles for
the four days was 57,201. which was
7,234 more than the number counted
over the same length of time at the
Decoration Day season, this year,
when traffic was unusualy lheavy.
An hourly average of 596 vehicles
was recorded, an increase of 75 t,er
hour over the Decoration Day count.
Motor licenses from twenty-four of
the forty-eight states of the union
were noted.
Sunday. July 2. was the biggest
day. During that day, 17,188 vehi
cles passed the spot, as against an
average of 14.300 for each day of
the four. The count on the biggest
day during a similar test last year
tvas 13,000.
City Engineer Collins also said
that of the four days on which the
count was made, Sunday, which
mowed the largest number of vehi
cles passing, was the only day on
which it did not rain. If fine weather
bad prevailed during the entire pe
riod, in his opinion, an even greater
ncrease would have been registered.
The highway commission cites the
traffic count in support of Its con
tention that a new and separate
route to the shore is needed to take
care of the ever-increasing traffic,
[remediate action for a new route
s necessary, the commission de
Jobbing Promptly Attended to
Administration Women in a
Most Exciting Contest at
Atlantic City
close. sharp tight administration
forces of Knights of Columbus in
supreme international convention at
the Ambassador yesterday, issued
victorious in elections carried out
behind closed doors. The verbal
skirmishes were reported to have
been bitter during the nominations,
contirbuting to the m03t exciting
election in the forty years' history of
the order.
The liveliest battle was precipi
tated in the engagement between
the forces of Luke E. Hart, of St.
Louis administration nominee, and
William J. Mulligan, of Thompson
villc. Conn., put up by the insurgents
for the office of supreme advocate
to fill the unexpired term of Jo
seph Pelletier, former district at
torney of Boston, resigned. Mr.
Hart came out victorious, 162H to
The Boston men backing Mulligan
demanded that the order repudiate
the attacks made by Supreme
Knight Flaherty on the supreme
court of Massachusetts. They sup
ported the insurgents.
Mr. Hart is a member of the St.
Louis bar and has been active in
the international executive body of
the order lor many years.
The administration's clean sweep
continued through the election of
the directors. The successful candi
dates included John F. O'Neill, Jer
sey City, supervisor of Hudson coun
ty; William D. Dwyer. St. Paul;
George H Boivin, Granby, Quebec,
member of the Canadian House of
Commons; Tatrlck H Rice. Augusta,
Ga.; John H. Reddin, Denver, Col.,
and William C. Prout, state deputy
of Massachusetts and president of
the A. A. U. Reddin. O’Neill and
Dwyer succeed themselves.
Pope Pius Praises K. of C. Work
The Knights of Columbus Amer
ican history movement is engaging
the convention. Gaillard Hunt,
chief archivist, United States De
partment of State, has come from
Washington to address the conven
tion and announce the winner of
the K. of C. national history con
t oat
Pope Pius XI declared the Amer
ican welfare work of the Knights of
Columbus in Italy will go down as
one of the greatest achievements
In his pontificate, Edward L. Hearn
of New York, director of the K. of C.
European work, said In reporting
the Supreme Pontiff's message de
livered to him personally before he
left Italy for this country.
Pope rius, Mr. Hearn said, had
assigned the chief architect of the
Vatican to cooperate with the
Knights in laying out the chain of
playgrounds which the K. of C. plan
to operate in Rome, the first plot of
ground for which was donated by
Pope Pius personally.
The report of William J. McGin
ley, secretary, showed that the ordei
had added 83,904 members to its
rolls during the year ending June 3(
arid increased its assets $2,196,559
paying out in death benefits $1,365,
347. Total assets now aggregati
$15,000,000. New York, Illinois
Massachusetts, Pennsylvania. Ohio
Michigan and New Jersey lead ir
the order named in total member
ship. Pennsylvania having 51,867.
The insurance department of the
organization, which is incorporated
in the State of C nnectieut, where
the order was founded forty years
ago. has enjoyed a prosperous year,
Deaths for the year totaled 5281,
many being ex-service men who die!
as a result of injuries received dur
ing the war. The report concludes
by showing that K. of C. financial
banagement brought about an aver
age yield of 514 per cent on securi
ties in which the order's funds are
The supreme secretary’s resume
did not include a report on the war
fund operations of the K. of C„
which will be reported upon formal
ly by the entire Hoard of Directors.
Representatives from seven differ
ent North American countries, con
stituting the supreme governing
body of the 800,000 members of the
K. of C„ will remain in session until
late tomorrow afternoon.
TRENTON, Aug. 3.—Because a
member of a Board of Education
Is confined in a prison cell is not a
good reason why he should not at
tend meetings of the body, is a rul
ing of Charles J. Strahan. assistant
commissioner of education, in an
opinion today dismissing an appeal
of Edward Pulls, of Jefferson town
ship. Morris county. Pulls was dis
missed as a member of the town
ship education board for failing to
attend meetings and his deposition
Is upheld.
The appellant was serving two
months in jail, having been convicted
of a crime in the Morris county
quarter sessions court. The nature
of the crime is not given, "it is a
well known fact,” said Mr. Strahan,
“that no man may take advantage
of his own wrong and that no man
may set up his own iniquity as a
Ring Gone; In Man's Stomach?
Selitto, ice dealer, never did care
tor "scientific sharks" and he cares
less today as the police constantly
press him to drink glass after glass
of emetics. James’ specific aversion
Is directed against the operator of
an x-ray machine who declared af
ter taking a picture of the ice deal
er's stomach that it held a "round
metal object undobutedly a ring.”
It is the ring the police seek fol
lowing the c'lrnp.alnt or a woman
customer of James that her wedding
ring had disappeared Immediately
after a visit of the tee man. With
Selitto in jail the police think that
eventually the ring will be recover
Amounts Up to $300.00
On Tour Note, Furniture or Any
Other Security Tou Have to Offer
Easy Weetcly Payments
Legal interest
N. J. Banking Dent License No. ISO
Miss Myrtle VanDyke. of Trenton,
spent the week-end with Mrs. Ken
neth Edwards.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William
Firestine, Jr., a daughter, recently.
Workmen are at present disman
tling the plant ot the Eastern Foun
dry Company, one of the most im
portant places of employment dur
ing the war period. The machinery
has been purchased by Harry Bolte.
of Matawan. who has interested
capital in the Standard Stove Works
of Bound Brook and will continue
the manufacture of piano plates for
which the local machinery is so well
adapted. Mr. Watts, owner of the
building, says that he may open an
auto painting industry. The plant
of the Eastern Foundary Company
was originally owned by Frank H.
F’ownall as a foundry over thirty
years ago and has been used as such
with numerous owners but with lit
tle success.
The dog catcher is again on the
job. or It should be. three dog snatch
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ers are doing business or trying to
do their mission in town. They ar
rived In town Tuesday and have
been at work since with less than a
half dozen stray dogs as their re
ward. Over seventy dogs have been
The Rev. and Mrs. W. Edgar I
Compton, of Schenectady, who have
been spending their vacation at the
Lakeview House have returned to
their home.
After a month's vacation. Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Shostak, of Bueka'.ew
avenue, will re-open their hostelry
on Saturday of this week.
Mrs. Eva Martin and daughter.
Miss Clara Martin. the Misses
Blakeslee and Mrs. William Dey ai d
Mrs. William Vanderhoef are spend
ing a week at Manasriuan Beach.
The Rev. and Mrs. Weaver K. Eu
bank. of Jhe Presbyterian church,
will spend the month of August on
their vacation. There will be no
evening services during the present,
month, but the morning service will
he as formerly, with supplies occu
pying the pulpit.
Miss Virginia Sandford. of Nor
walk, Conn., is visiting her itncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Many.
Paul G. Zimmermann and Cyrus
J. Zimmermann have returned from
Key West. Fla., where they went to
fly a boat back to the borough, ar
riving home Wednesday morning.
They left last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Fiartino are
the parents of a daughter who has
been named Mildred.
Mrs. A. M. Dick and son Archie
spent Tuesday with friends in New
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Barnett, of
Englewood. have returned after
having been the guests of the lat
ter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
George Abbott, of Philadelphia, is
spending two weeks with his aunt,
Mrs. Ella Howard.
David Powers, of New York, is
spending a week with his sister, Mrs.
Joseph Curtis.
Raymond Croes, who had the mis
fortune to fall from a tree and break
both wrists the early part of the
summer, had the splints removed
from both arms on Tuesday. Dr. J.
E. D. Silcox was the attending
Theodore Dick Is enjoying hia an
nual vacation from the United States
Trust Company and is spending sev
eral days with relatives in Ossining.
Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Robinson
and daughter. Miss Henrietta Robin
son. Mrs. Chester Mathews and
Archie Dick enjoyed a motor trip to
Parnegat the forepart of the week.
Mrs. Edward F. Many and guest.
Miss Virginia Sandford. were visitors
1 at Asbury Park Tuesday.
This evening the annual hook and
ladder inspection will take place.
Mrs. J. A. HofT is substituting in
the insurance offices of R. O. Wal
ling during the absence of Miss
Esther Elliott who is enjoying her
annual vacation.
Flyer Seconds Open
The Flyer seconds are wltf'jdj a
game for this Sunday. Last .Sun
day this team won a game by for
feit due to the non-appearance of
the Lehigh Juniors. Fred Kuhitfcau,
417 State street. Is now manager of
the Flyer Seconds.

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