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Tlorance named county prosecutor-progressives out of aldermanic race
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Perth amboy Evening News.
Last Edition
Another Concerted Effort Made by Republicans to Get Mayor
Garretson to Run for Re-election, but Chief Executive
Still Refuses Honor—Democrats Wait for Republicans,
Who are Combing City for Man to Head the Ticket.
With the situation concerning
mayoralty candidates more complex
than ever, It has reached a more
unique stage than heretofore In past
recent years. Both the Democrats
and Republicans have been compell
ed to hold oft until the last minute.
The Republicans cannot find desira
ble candidates. It is claimed that the
Democrats have several on hand to
pick from, among whom Nathaniel
Cornelison now stands out most
prominently. Contrary to rumors
afloat that Alderman-at-Large W.
Guy Weaver would most likely be
eome the Democratic choice for may
or if the Republicans ran a strong
candidate, party leaders declared to
day It was unlikely that any control
now held would be jeopardized for
sake of making a Democrat mayor.
Republicans are trying with every ef
fort to persuade Mayor Ferd Oar·
retson to run again and he repeatedly
declines the honor.
It Is plain, according to the action
of Democratic leaders that they are
holding off announcement concern
ing any definite choice they may
have made concerning the mayoralty
position, until after it is learned
what the Republicans will do. It was
stated on Saturday and then again
yesterday that the Democratic selec
tion would be announced. Finally
It was promised to the public today
and when it became known that the
Republicans were still undecided and
would not reach £ conclusion until
after 8 o'clock tonight, It was stated
that no announcement would be
made until tomorrow. It Is bound to
become known some time tomorrow
who the candidates will be, if any, as
petitions must be filed on or before
that date, City C'lerk I-a Roe stated
today. There are two interpreta
tions of the law concerning peti
tions of city candidates. One is that
they may be filed on or before Sep
tember 2, and another that they
must be filed twenty days before pri
mary day, which, unless they were
filed early In the morning before the
opening of the polls, would mean
that they had not been filed twenty
days before the primaries.
Among the petitions filed up to
noon today was that of Adam Eckert
Independent candidate for mayor, en
dorsed by the Progressives of this
city. Petitions of other Progressives
filed were: John F. Tangaard, coun
ty committeeman in the first ward,
and William H. Cortelyou. county
committeeman In the first ward.
James A. Rhodes, the city comptrol
ler, and Nicholas Morrieeey, appear
to be entered In a contest on the
Democratic side for the position of
county committeeman in the second j
.district of the first ward. George
Hardiman has also filed a petition for
the position of county committeeman
in that ward. Other Democratic pe
titions filed are as follows: Thomas
Christopher, for recorder; Henry
Sandbeck and John J. Deverln as
county committeemen in the sisth
ward; Lawrence C. Dalton, county
committeeman in the fifth ward; Al
derman John J. Clark, alderman
and county committeeman in the
fifth ward, and John J. Lynch, con
stable in the first ward.
Aldermen F. Wllllum Hilker and
William Ô. Wilson have filed peti
tions as candidates for aldermen on
the Republican ticket in the third
and first wards, respectively. Other
[Republicans who have filed petitions
to date are: Mayor Ferd Garretson,
for county committeeman in the sec
ond ward; Ellsworth B. Walker,
'county committeeman in the second
ward; Michael J. Lacomsky, county
committeeman in the sixth ward, and
L. Bert Moore, county committee
man in the third ward.
The mayoralty situation was sum
moned np and discussed in detail at
a meeting of members of the Repub
lican club In their headquarters In
the Madison building last night. At
the conclusion, it appeared that they
were no nearer to a solution of the
problem than they had been at the
start. County Chairman John Pfelf
fer stated today tfoat he had nothing ι
to say, when questioned concerning
the meeting and the outlook for Re- j
publicans. He admitted that there j
had been a meeting on the mayoralty
subject last night and that there
would be a final and decisive confer
ence at 8 o'clock tonight.
Leading Republicans are divided
upon a proposition to endorse Mr.
Eckert, the Progressive's choice.
The strongest G. O. P. regulars plead
that the party be spared from knuck
ling to the Progressives in this fight
and they urge the party to name its
own candidate under any and all con
ditions. When Collector of Revenue
Richard F. White learned of the lat
est developments in the situation to
day, he declared no announcement
of the Demoratic choice would be
made until timorrow.
Contrary to reports made preva
lent dining the past several weeks,
there will be no Progressive candi
dates or aldermanic positions this
year, it is believed. The Progressive
Club last week decided not to foster
such candidates, believing that it
would be for the beet interest of all
concerned to have the Progressives
out of that feature of the political
race in the city this fall. However,
individual Progressives may decide
at the last minute to file petitions for
aldermanic positions in the llrst and
third wards, in which case they would
secure the support of Progressives
generally, it Is declared.
For a time today it appeared as i
though the Progressives would file
petitions for the first and third
wards to be held as a club against
the Republicans In event they should
pick a man to buck their choice for
the mayoralty position. The mayor
alty outlook today is uncertain. The
Republicans may endorse the Pro
gressives' choice. It is declared that
the Democrats will not sacrifice an
office on the aldermanic board in or-J
der to run Alderman-at-Large W.
Guy Weaver for mayor, as in event
of a Republican sweep, they might
lose control in the council.
Ned K. Miller, who has made such
an exceptional success of the manage
ment of the Ditmas theatre, has also
secured the lease of the Empire
theatre in Rahway and will run both
houses. The present policy of high
grade motion pictures will be con
tinued at the Ditmas, while the Rah
way house will play vaudeville, pic
Mires and combination attractions.
Surrounded by Germans on the
east and French and English on the
west, Andrew Kyriek, of this city,
finds himself in a predicament in the
besieged city of Antwerp, Belgium.
He has written to his brother here
and to Jacob Goldberger, steamship
agent, who sold him a ticket abroad.
The man is a native of Russia, and
was bound for that country on the
Red Star liner Zeeland. The boat
proceeded to Antwerp, where it
docked, and the passengers were re
quired to disembark. Kyriek waited
for the sailing of the boat, but its
trip was abandoned, and he was left
to his own fate In a hotel in Ant
werp. Because he is not a natural
ized citizen of the United States,
Mr. Goldberger cannot do anything
He writes that because of the siege
of Antwerp, to which place the capi
tal of the country was transferred,
that he cannot escape from the city.
He feels that he will sooner or later
be drafted into the Russian army, if
be is able to get to hie native coun
try. He details stirring incidents of
the effects of the war in Antwerp.
How public buildings have been con
verted into hospitals and the fear of
the people that the city will be cap
tured by the Germans. The letter
was sent from Hotel Winnipeg, Ant
A number of reservists here have
received word to be in readiness for
a call to the other side. The Aus
trian-Hungarian consul has notified
them that preparations are being
made to transport the reservists, and
to be prepared at any moment to an
swer the call.
NEW HUDSON and Reo cars for htre. I
PUcne Sexton, 181. Ferry Garage. I
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us prosecutor!
Special to the EVENING NEWS.
Trenton, Sept. 1 Following a
conference with Senator Ramsay, I
Governor Fielder today appointed j
City Treasurer W. Edwin Florance,
of New Brunswick, as prosecutor of
Middlesex county to succeed George
S. Silzer, who has just been named
as circuit court judge in place of
Charles C. Black, of Jersey City.
The appointment of Mr. Florance,
who is a Democrat, was not unex
pected. Senator Ramsay brought
word to the governor that the Demo
cratic leaders of Middlesex were
agreed that he should be selected for
the position and his appointment by
the governor was made at once. The
Democratic leaders of Middlesex,
including Senator Ramsay, conferred
a few days ago and agreed that they
would support Florance for this ap
pointment. There were numerous
other candidates, but it was decided
that the best interest of the party in
the county would be served by the
naming of Mr. Florance.
Mr. Florance has been city treas
urer of New Brunswick for several
j ears, is actively identified with busi
ness interests In New Brunswick and
Is on^ of the best known men in the
county. He represents that phase of
Middlesex county Democracy which
is led by Congressman Scully, County
Clerk Bernard M. Gannon and for
mer Mayor George H. Viehman.
With requisition papers signed by
Governor Fielder, Detective John
Slienar, of the Milwaukee police, ar
rived in the city yesterday afternoon
to return to that city two men ar
rested here last Thursday by Patrol
men Muska and Kozusko. The men
were charged with robbing a relative
here, but the complaint was with
drawn. Chief of Police Burke re
ceived a letter from the chief of the
Milwaukee police saying that they
were wanted there for robbing their
boarding mistress of $107. The
oien were then held as fugitives from
Justice. Detective Shenar will leave
with the men today. The two men
gave their names as Walter Lesc
zynsky and Walter Papinski. They
were arrested with Teofil Precki, but
the latter is not Implicated in the (
Milwaukee robbery and will be dis- (
The winte'r coal price schedule
went into effect today and domestic
size coal was quoted on the local
narket at $6.75 per ton. From
\pril 16 to September 1, the summer
-ate of $6.25 per ton had been in ,
iffect. ι
Τ »u can't a Fore to buy a Ford
[roin any one else but Jensen, Ferry
?araxe. 16 Smith St. Phone 181.
3,000,000 MEN |
Vienna, Sept. an iinoflicial statement issued by the Austria.ι
war office the battle now in progress along the Austrian-Pruseian-Russian
frontier is referred to as the "greatest in the history of the world." It is
stated that already there are 3,000,000 men engaged in actual fighting.
While the fighting has been in progress for days along an enormous battle
front no decisive result has as yet been attained. It is slated that as a
result of the concentration Of the forces between Lublin and Orubiesvow, η
distance of sixty miles, the fighting there has become almost a hand-to-hand
engagement and a decisive result so far as that section of the battleground
is concerned cannot very much longer be delayed.
Further preparations are being
Dade by the Board of Trade for the
entertainment of Governor James S.
Welder, when lie comes to this city
Wednesday, September 23, to join in
lie reception of the delegates to the
seventh annual convention of the
\tlantic Deeper Waterways Assoeia
ion. who will visit this citv on the
lalatial river steamer "Bt 'kshire."
The arrangements are now partially
Senator William B. Ramsay, who
leaded the committee that extend
ed the state executive the invitation
ο visit Perth Amboy, will now en
ieavor to have the governor arrive
îere in time for luncheon, which will
je served at the Packer House at
ibout 12:.'!0 o'clock. Further ar
•angements for the luncheon will be
nade following Governor Fielder's
uceptance >! the invitation to be the
;uest of honor
The steamer "Berkshire," with its
iistingulshed complement of water
vay enthusiasts, is expected to ar
Ive 111 the local harbor between 2
ind 3 o'clock As the craft comes
lown the sound it will be greeted by
he whistles of the factolres and a
;ala scene will greet the delegates if
he plans of the Board of Trade, the
irganizatlon that secured the visit "of
he waterway representatives, are to
>e realized.
Commodore J Κ Bryan, of the
îaritan Yacht Club, is endeavoring,
ollowing the request of the Board
if Trade, to have the crafts of the
:lub participate in some kind of a
leinonstration as a feature of the
eception. The crafts of the entire
lub fleet will be asked to join In the
elebration and will probably be
;aily decorated.
The Berkshire will stop at the city |
lock, which will be draped in the!
lational colors, and here Governor
Welder will welcome the delegates,
ilembers of the Perth Amboy
A'oman's Club will look after
he entertainment of the ladies who
trill be in the party. The Board of
'rade is endeavoring to have mov
ng pictures taken of the day's pio
iJEW AUTOMOBILES for hire. Sex
ton. Phone 181. Ferry Oarage.
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8pe<Hat by United Press Wire.
Washington, Sept. 1.—Two more !
important objections that France has
to President Wilson's plan to spend
20,000,000 on an American Mer
chant marine by buying German
ships, were pointed out at the
French embassy today. One referred
to the signing by the United States
of the declaration of London in 1909
for rules of naval warfare. The sec
ond is that the purchase of any ship
by the I'nlted States would be an aid
to the belligérants whose ships were
purchased. The embassy's statement
authorized by Ambassador Jueserund
said :
"in response to interrogation the
French embassy pointed out that the
United States, France, Great Britain,
Germany, Austria and the Nether
lands signed declaration of London
in 1909 regarding the rules of naval
warfare. This declaration was ap
proved by the I'nlted States senate
on April 24, 1912.
Two paragraphs of this declara
tion read:
"The transfer of any enemy's ves
sel to a neutral flag effected after the
outbreak of hostilities, is void un
less it Is proved that such a trans
fer was not made in order to evade
the consequences to which the ene
my's vessel as such Is exposed.'
"There, however, is an absolute
presumption that a transfer Is void if
such transfer has been made during
ii voyage.
"But suppose that this declaration
did not exist," it was stated, "the
fact remains that no help should be
given to any belligérant by any pow
er. That the purchase would be
helping one of the belligérants whose
ships are at present of no use to it
but on the contrary are causing ex
pense which expense would be trans
ferred into a valuable asset, namely
;omething like $30,000,000.
"ITer dress," said one of the men.
looking at her as she went past, "Is so
awkward she can hardly walk."
"And yet her complexion." replied
the other, "which la much tighter and
thicker, In rusmiiia."—Life
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(Special by United Press Wire.)
PARIS, Sept. 1:—Stubbornly holding the lines from near
Rheims to Latere, the combined French and British army again
today fought the whole weight of the German assault. Four
German armies are pounding at the French left flank. These
are the armies that have been assigned to besiege Paris, but
so far they have been unable to inflict a decisive defeat on the
allied columns. The latter, intact, are following out the defens
ive plan and as they slowly retire from position to position,
carefully selected in advance, are inflicting enormous damage
on the enemy. In the center the army of the German crown
prince has penetrated France through Luxemburg, and the *
"general battles," admitted in the official report, are taking,^
place in the Mazieres region, Reciro and along the Meuse. All·»
attempts of the Germans to re-bridge the Meuse still fail. They
have brought up heavy material and are shelling the entire lirvac
of French entrenchments that cover the Meuse from
the south. -
The French army in Lorraine continues today to act on the
offensive. They have driven the Germans back from their im
mediate front and the war office says that the successes here
are material and important.
Paris was quiet today, although the exodus from the city
continues. The long lines at the railroad stations and railroad
ticket offices continue to increase. There is no panic, but it is
evident that the populace generally expect a siege and those
who can are leaving.
Although it is admitted that serious results might follow
a raid by the German aerial fleet over Paris, there is no wide
spread alarm. The two aviators that have passed across the
city have done practically no damage and if their intentions
were to throw the city into a panic they have utterly failed. Th<w
French aviators are preparing for a possible raid by Zeppelins*
and if any come will go up into the air and give them battle.
(Special by United Press Wire.)
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 1:—Admitting that the entire
Austrian active army now seems to be in action at Galicia the
war office declares today that "the Russian advance contin
ues." Severe fighting is still in progress, the war office insist
ing the Austrian lines are giving way. The Russians are now
within less than a day's march to Lemburg, the lines extending
100 miles with Lemburg as the center from Kamonka to
Brsozbovitza. It is along this line that the fiercest fighting has
taken place. The Austrians have attempted a flanking move
ment in force through Russian Poland via Lublin. The troops
have been detached to cope with this. However, according to
the general staff, the forward movement in Galicia will in itself
have the effect of forcing the Austrians to withdraw from Po
land. In Eastern Prussia the Germans have been reinforced.
The second line of defense has already assumed the offensive
for the purpose of drawing the Russian attack from the forti
The Russian advance is now threatening the entire out
lying force along the Vistula. Up to the present, however, none
of the main chains has been seriously threatened.
The official account of the situation at the front as made
public by the war office says:
"The German defense has stiffened and we are sustaining
severe losses, but the Germans are losing far more than are
we and. despite the arrival of fresh troops, who have strength
ened the German line, the enemy will be unable to withstand
our assault. In Galicia our army continues victorious and the
Austrians who manage to invade Russian Poland in an at
tempted outflanking operation have been repulsed with enor
mous losses and have fallen back. The Russian cavalry is
covering itself with glory. In the Austrian retreat it surround
ed an entire Austrian regiment and forced its surrnder.
(Continued on page 2.)
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