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nfjçlit. Tuesday fair and wanner. Mod e r a t. e northwest winds, beroming «outhwewterljr. PERTH AMBOY ΙΛ ΕΜΝΟ NEWS. LAST EDITION V0IA7ME XXXV. No* 228. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., MONDAY, MAY 10, 1916. TEN PACJES—TWO CENTS. PUBLIC SERIE CO. GIVES 'WHITE HT Illuminated First Time Satur day Night—Cost City Noth , ing Until End of Month. ARE OF 900 CANDLE-POWER Ten of the New Lamps Have Been Erected Along Smith St.—Bright Saturday Night. Through efforts of the Public Ser vice Electric Company to display a new nitrogen s'.reet lighting lamp, Smith street merchants, between State and High streets, are getting the benefit of a white way. Ten of the new lamps have been erected and are being paid for by the Public Service concern. They are of 600 candle power, supported on special brackets and so distributed as to show improvement in lighting efject on Smith street. They were illumi nated for the first time on Saturday and made the section of Smith street, between State and High streets ap pear almost as bright as it was when the regular white way was operated there. The lamps will be continued in use at no cost to the city until about the end of the month, It was stated today. It had been expected that State street would be favored with the new nitrogen lamp display, as Division Agent H. P. Chandler had stated at the last meeting of the Board of Aldermen that the Public Service Electric Company would be glad to erect about a dozen lamps on that thoroughfare to show their illumi nating value. Since then the Public Service officials have tried in vain to have the city make an order to have the trial lamps issued, but Chairman John W. Kelly, of the lamps and lights committee of the Board of Aldermen, states that the city would make no such order. The Public Service officials were informed, how ever, that the city had no objection to having them erect lamps if they wanted to show them to the public. It appears that the Public Service officials had intended to exhibit on Smith street, though State street was mentioned. They picked Smith street for the show and since then some of the State street merchants and resi dents have tried in vain to get a similar "white way" exhibition for their thoroughfare. Agent Chandler spoke enthusias tically about the new lamp today. He Stated that it was a high-powered .lamp with great illuminating force, as was shown on Smith etreet Satur day night. He declared that if the company's offer was adopted the Pub lic Service would distribute them throughout the city, replacing the or dinary street arcs now in use. The cost per lamp for the first 250 is $84 each; that for the next fifty-seven lamps is $78.75. There was a simi lar sliding scale for 100 candlepower iucandescent bulbs, the price per lamp decreasing after the first fifty. When the Public Service division agent was asked by Alderman John J. Clark as to why such a sliding scale was offered now and it was not granted in contracts which the city previously had with the company, Mr. Chandler stated that rates and charges had changed since then. NEW TRAFFIC LAWS ENFORCED BY POLICE OF PERTH AMY Chief of Police Patrick J. Burke yesterday began the enforcement of the new traffic regulations made into law by a statute enacted by the last legislature. On his orders patrolmen stationed in different parts of the city stopped motorists and warned them about violations of the new law and will likely be arrested on being warned the second time. The officers were also instructed to warn the motorists to dim their headlights, according to the most re cent rules made by Motor Vehicle Commissioner Dill. These rules and the new traffic law will be strictly enforced, according to Chief Burke. One of the principal provisions of the new law, according to the chief, is that providing that automobiles shall not pass a trolley car which is not in motion, unless having a clear ance of eight feet. Chief Burke has often warned motorists about pass ing trolley cars while discharging passengers, but up until this time there has been no ordinance or state law forbidding same. According to the new rule governing the dimming of headlights, the glare must be elim inated from the strong electric head lights on many cars. This may be done by either using a frosted lens or painting same with an amber color one-third of the distance across the diameter. 90 CANCEL PASSAGE ON THE | WHITE STAR LINER CYMRIC! Special by United Fresa Wire. New York, May 10—Already ninety have cancelled passage on the White Star liner Cymric, flying the British flag, scheduled to leave Fri day for Liverpool. The Lusitania disaster is held responsible for this by officials. The Cymric will carry a crew of SSO men and only about staty passengers. LEO M. FRANK RESENTENCED » TODAY TO DIE ON JUNE 22. Special by United Preaa Wire. Atlanta, Ga. May 10—Judge Ben H | Hill today resentenced Leo M. Frank ] to die June 22. j EMPLOYMENT OFFICE—Aay kind ef help furfiisbfc*!· 3βΐ Ma.plt> St. Pîiorb ι 307. 16964—£-10-I2rl4-i,j», ! V IS HELD IN LOCKUP Sayreville Man Tears Mesh Bag from Woman — Con fesses After 'Third Degree.' HELD FOR THE GRAND JURY Gives His Name as George France; Tells Police That He Has Been Out of Work. A purse enatcher, nabbed by Pa t°ùmZ Martiu and Bachmannf was $fooo ba,r?rnlnKg In default o? charge of hlih. gwrand Jury °n a der i'tckers^Ul by Rec° Kave hia name as of ce' twenty-six years old from t0re a 8ilver mesh bag from the arm of Cathrina Christian n a dogestic in the employ of Mrs. gîvWiirs "thifd degree." PUt throu*h - that Wheeand'S Vber ^η^ηαξ^ΖΤ1^ a di8a"«e siaw,rer^ tjjere ^ £« Ϊ5.,Λ"ΰ'ν««*·'» i=£t.SKiiSS home of'ι v p 8he oarae nea·· the nome °f l. y. Emanuel, of 165 Rep or street, she found that the man was nearly upon her. She started in run. Immediately she felt her mesh bag snatched from her arm as the ra'n'VVo^ ^ S™ çhase following him to Woodruff wasCOn WhiCh he turned. There was frightened ° the 8treet »»«> "he return S f t "° gave UP the search, eturnlng to her home. Mrs Ramii.,. was Informed of the affair and imm* lately notified the police men on ?heP?"Cv B"rke haa had h,s persons ta the »ï f0r """P^ous persons in the southern section of the seHes°ofrrohht V*® recurrence of the that °* robberies, which terrorized hatf ago m°re than a year and a fo'i^irHme" Martin and Bachmann ound the man standing at Rpntnr and Lewis streets. Ma!»in noticed th^heundeeermh(!s *%£ tineStô°Ba^ g°0d t0 me'" 8t ranger criUcaHy. ·■ Me ^the"^" prôache^fT"'1· U'ey botfl aP" able Tn hM nuspect· wh0 »a« un able to hide the mesh bag he held under his coat. He could rw Plain satisfactorily where he got u where'Desk"^ t0 ^™ers « nere Desk Sergeant Mulligan in formed the patrolmen Mi «.if snatcher had" been It work V"^ ho"e^Γeap,rdΓ^t,^%meSίj^r pd thne° z^ri iïrzzT-z o^,ni-^vo olneT11 aniCleS belonging tTthl POLISH 'TAG DAY' NETS $612.03 HERE SATURDAY Through the efforts of the Perth Amboy Polish Relief Committee, $012.03 was raised Saturday to aid the war victims in Poland. People af Perth Amboy who were "tagged" responded generously, and this amount will now be forwarded to the assistance of the widows and orphans in Poland through Henry Sienkiewltz Df Switzerland, who is directing the relief work. The returns have not yet been re ceived from all the workers and It is sven probable that this amount will 3e substantially increased. Miss Jtephenna M. Gutowski, stenogra pher of the water department, turned η the largest amount, $51.28, having seen raised through her efforts alone. Yesterday a feast was held in Pu aski hall to commemorate the 'ounding of Poland's one time consti utional government. Kev. Father Jrban was one of the speakers. A :ollection taken at this dinner netted S23.62 to aid the cause. ROOSEVELT MAN HURT Ipeclal to the EVENING NEWS. Roosevelt, May 10.—John Vanda ustained severe lacerations on the ight hand and was otherwise bruis :d when he fell from the step of a ast line trolley car last night. He vas given medical attention by Dr. roseph S. Mark, of the Chrome seç lon. The accident occurred at East tahway. Two arteriee of Vanda's ight hand were lacerated. If it'· sewing macMne· or expert epairiag you want *e<? gaiter, 3S3 tale street \ GERMANY SENDS [XPRESSl OF 'DEEP REGRET' Sympathy Over Loss of American Citizens Through Destruction of Lusitania. REITERATES DECLARATION That Responsibility for Trag edy Rests With Britain in Ordering Blockade to Starve. ISHIPS GENERALLY ARMED Americans Relied on England's Promises and Not on Ger many's Warnings. Special fcy United Prtoê Wire. Berlin, via wireless to London, May 10.—The German government has cabled to the state department at Washington an expression of deep est sympathy over the lose of life of American citizens through the de struction of the Lueltania. Ger many reiterates her declaration that responsibility rests with the British government. The message Is to be transmitted to the United States through the embassy at Washington. It declares all German'sympathizes with America in the loss of Ameri cans, but real responsibility rests with England's starvation blockade. Germany in its expression, expresses regret that Americans relied on Eng land's promises instead of German warnings. British merchant vessels which generally are armed, the mes sage said, have so frequently tried to ram submarines that a previous search is impossible and hints they cannot be treated like ordinary mer chantmen. Von Hernstorff Presents Hegrets. Special by United Press Wire. Washington, May 10:—German Ambassador von Bemstorff called to day at the state department with an expression of deep regret for ttoe loss of American lives in connection with the Lusitania's destruction. The de partment had not yet received the message which Berlin cables said had been forwarded by the Kaiser's loreign office, conveying its regret to the United States and placing respon sibility for the disaster of Americans upon Great Britain. President Wilson was expected to day to submit a tentative program to his cabinet Tuesday in connection with the kusitania incident. The German foreign office must be heard from and so must Ambassador Page at hondon, Consul Frost at Queens town and perhaps other diplomatic officials who have obtained state ments from the American survivors. It was thought the better part of another week would be occupied in getting this information in hand. Officials pointed that there must not only be a gathering but a weighing of evidence. The belief was growing among government officials that the Presi dent would make a further state ment concerning the Lusitania affair before the Philadelphia mass meet ing of 4,000 alienists he is to address tonight. It was thought that any thing he says will be similar to the broad general statement from the White House Saturday night. The German embassy continued to be closely guarded today. Sunday s anonymous threat that it would be blown up was not taken very seri ously, but it was admitted that such an attempt, by an irresponsible in dividual would not be unlikely under circumstances and that authorities were deeply concerned in preventing it. The first Indication of the attitude of the kaiser's government came in the shape of a publication In one of the local newspapers to an official com municntlon issu-d in Berlin, in which there was not one word of regret over the loss of so many lives. As read here it Justified the sinking of the liner and tried to place the blame for the de struction of the vessel on the Cunard company. Publication of this statement had anything but a quieting effect on the more apprehensive members of the ad ministration. There was a feeling that it reflected the attitude of the German government as it would be conveyed to Ambassador Gerard; that there would be no let up In he attacks of its sub marines on passenger carrying -essels and that an issue would be forced, the probable results of which officials 1 esi tated to contemplate. Men high in administration circles hoped that this would prove untrue. They preferred to believe that the Ger man government would disavow the outrage and promise (hat the lives of American citizens and other noncom batants would bo held in greater re spect. All Awaiting the Fact». These mixed feelings of hope, anx iety and expectancy are uppermost in official Washington. There was no abatement of indignation and resent ment against the German government, but every one from the president down Is waiting for the facte, and until they urrive the anxiety will continue, be cause it is understood everywhere that these facte mean more to Germany and to the United Btatee then anything that ha* yet happened etoee ttus war SAYS OFFICERS AID GREW SU LIISIIll >1 ill ■ 1 OF SHINE TUT ETV OF WILFUL MURDER IHIIS y. S. WILL BE GOVERNED BY FEELINGS QUE GREAT NATION Raecial by United Press 'Wire. London, May 10.—In the house of commons Premier Aequith, discuss ing the suggestion that neutral na tions be called on in stopping Ger man submarine warfare in the sink ing of the Lusitania, said: "There is no object in approaching neutrals regarding German breeches of The Hague convention unless they are perpared to take action." Bonar Law, conservative leader in the house of commons, took occasion in a speech representing a reward to Captain Bell of the steamer Shortis for ramming and sinking a German submarine, bitterly to denounce Germany's entire course In the war. Concerning America's relation to the Lusitania, he said, "I would not pre sume to say what should be the ac tion of the United States whose citi zens have been so barbarously mur dered, but I feel sure America will not be governed by interests of the moment, but by the feelings of what is due to a great nation." ROOSEVELT MOTHER AND CHILDREN LOST Mrs. Edward McCorkindale and Two Children Drown— Left Chrome Recently. Many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ed ward McCorkindale in the Chrome section of Roosevelt are today mourning the tragic death of Mrs. McCorkindale, her eight year old son Duncan, and her eight months old daughter, who from the latest reports from the Lusitania. catastrophe, were drowned when the liner was sunk off the Irish coast Friday. The family was well known in Chrome, Mr. McCorkindale having been a watchman at the Llebig fer tilizer work for three years. Re ports of mothers drowning with their infants cultched to their bosoms, it is believed, was founded on such in cidents as in the case of the drown ing of three of the four members of the McCorkindale family. Mrs. Mc Corkindale, It is declared by her friends, probably went to the bot tom with her protecting arms about her infant daughter. She always ap peared to be devoted to her children, and her friends in Chrome picture her standing on the sinking deck of ι the big liner, after escaping from the second cabin and bravely meeting her doom with her boy Duncan ] holding one hand, and with the other tightly clasped about her infant daughter. Mrs. Elizabeth McCorkindale was on her way to Scotland to visit her parents. She had left her husband in New York. Mr. McCorkindale pro ceeded to Saskatchawan, Canada, to prepare a home on a farm in the southwest. Mrs. McCorkindale and the two children were to Join him after a short stay in Scotland. She came originally from Scotland to Elizabeth, hence to Chrome. SENTIMENT GIVEN IN FAVOR OF SUNDAY SCHOOL PARADE There was considerable sentiment I expressed in favor of reviving the custom of annual Sunday school parades at the meeting of representa tives of Sunday schools at the Simp son M. E. church yesterday after noon. However, most of those près- ] cnt seemed to consider that* it would be best to have a parade without the usual elaborate decorations. Representatives of four Sunday schools were present, and Chairman M. R. l>etler. of the Sunday School Parade Association, appointed a com mittee to see the superintendents of the other Sunday schools to learn their sentiments in the matter. Mr. Lefler named V. G. Munger to head the committee, and Mr. Munger ap pointed two others to aid him. A final meeting to decide whether the parade will be held this year will be held at Simpson M. E. church next Sunday afternoon. NOTICE Members of Bricklayers and Masons Union No. 27 of I'erth Aniboy—You are hereby requested to attend the next regular meeting of your Union on Wed nesday evening, the 12th inst, in Hall, No. 31 Smith Street, as matters of im portauce are to be transacted. Signed, ARBITRATION BOARD. 16956— 5-10 2tf p. ZEPPELINS AGAIN RAID ON ENGLAND Kill Woman—Germans Again Bombard Dunkirk — Italy's Time Limit Up at Midnight. Special by United Press Wire. London, May 10.—Zeppelins and aeroplanes today dropped bombs within forty miles of London, killing a woman. They flew over Southend and its suburb West Cliff at the mouth of the Thames. Many of the bombs were dropped and extensive property damage done. There are unconfirmed rumors of further loss of life. Authorities report to the officials here that thirty bombs fell around Queen Mary's hospital. Evi dently none of them hit their mark. Germans Bombard Dunkirk. Special by United Press Wire. Paris, May 10.—Dunkirk was bombarded by German heavy guns today, according to the war office this afternoon. The extent of the damage is unknown. 8. S. WUhelmma Torpedoed. 8underland, Scotland, May 10.— The steamer Wilhelmina has been torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine. Austria Time Limit Near. Special by United Press Wire. Rome, May 10:—Circumstantial reports are in circulation in govern ment circles that Italy's time limit during which Austria must make satlsactory reply to her demand, ex pires at midnight. If Austria has not conceded everything asked for by that time, the reports say, all nego tiations will be broken off. The Ital ian officials refused to confirm re ports that it is certain matters are again approaching a crisis. The de structiou of the Lusitania has result ed in many newspapers which in the past have been lukewarm in their support of war, suggesting a change in their attitude. Many say it is only a question of time when an Italian steamer will be torpedoed and the government is urged to take action against Austria. Ε. Β. BRONSON ΤΟ LECTURE BEFORE ST, PETER'S CLUB A thrilling narrative on the hunt ing of big game in Africa and South America will be unfolded at a smoker arranged for the men of St. Peter's church at the Parish house in Rector street tonight. Edgar Beecher Bron son, of New York, world-wide trav eler and explorer, will be the nar rator. He will tell of personal ad ventures in the jungles of Africa and in the wilds of South America, when he and a hunting party follow ed big game along the Amazon. Mr. Bronson will speak on "Hunt ing Big Game in East Equatorial Africa." Mr. Bronson was hunting in Africa shortly before former President Roosevelt made his famous hunting trip on that continent, and covered the same territory as did the former president. Mr. Bronson formed many hunting expeditions, which traversed the heart of Africa and followed big game in South America. The smoker session will begin at S o'clock. CITY DEATH RATE IN APRIL IS LOWEST IN THREE YEARS Penh Amboy's death rate for April just past was lower than it had been at any time in the past three years. There were 31 deaths. 100 births and 31 marriages during :he past month, according to vital statistics feports filed with City ?lerk Wilbur La Roe. Not at any lme for three years previous has the lumber of deaths for the city been ;o low. In March of 1912, when the )opulation was eomewhat less than t Is now, the number of deaths was lut twenty-nine. If it's sewing machines or expert epairlng you want see Salter, 383 State street. 15831-6-1-tf· Call a taxi, 46. C. Johnson. 16650-5-1-liiio· m. KIT* Ή SX Hua H« urn«l To Till* City. Ob and after- Monday, a»y lOti. Dr. Kitehel will be on mad at kiss office in High Si, ...... (BE WISE ! BUY YOUR WINTER'S COAL SUPPLY when its STILL WAÊM and SAVE MONEY CUR COAL IS WEI6HED DAÏ John W, Oisen Co, Bcrtraetiiy». COAL al Car Sara Phone 336 British Coroner Claims Thai Responsibility Lays Not With the German Government, but With the Whole German People Captain Turner Had Knowledge That an Attempt Would be Made to Sink Lusitania, Stated Today at the Inquest. WAS ALWAYS PREPARED FOR A SUBMARINE ATTACK, HE SAYS All Survivors Almost Certainly Accounted For, Queenstown Re ports—Total Number Dead 1,149; Total American Citi zens, 115; Bodies Recovered, 144—Captain Turner Cer tain That Two Submarine Tornedoes Were Fired» Special by Cm ted Preaa Wire. Kineale, Ireland, May iO:—That he bad knowledge that an attempt was to be made to torpedo the Lusitania was the statement made by the commander of the liner here today. Testifying at an inquest into the death of five victims who were brought here, the captain said that although the voyage was without incident he had received information that an attempt would be made to sink him. He stated he was on the bridge when he was approaching the Irish i-oast. "Was the Lusitania armed?" asked Coroner John Hortan. "She was not," quickly answered the veteran commander. "What precaution did you take when you learned an attempt was to be made to sink the vessel?" "We swung our boats out as soon as we came between the danger zone Fastnet and the time of the action," replied the captain. Captain Turner declared there was not the slightest doubt that the Lusitania was torpedoed and said she had been struck the first time for ward between the first and second funnels. Coroner Hortan declared that he was satisfied that the responsibility lay not with the German govern ment, but with the whole German people. "I propose to ask this jury to return the only verdict possible from a self-respecting jur\ the officers and crew of this submarine were guilty of wilful murder." — Bperiol by United Pre sa V·' — I>ondon, May 10:—The Britioh admiralty warned the steamer Lusi tania of the presence of hostile submarines off the Irish coast and also directed her course by wireless, First Lord of the Admiralty told the House of Commons today. No Ho)*· l or Recovery of More llodl es. Bpecuil by United Press IFrre. Queenstown, Ireland, May 10:—With all survivors now almost certain ly accounted for it is possible to make up the figures of the toll of d< ith exacted by German submarines which sunk the Lusitania. The latest re vised figures made public by Uie Cunard offices are as follows: Total number of dead, 1,149; total American citizens, 115; bodies recovered, 144; bodies identified, 87; passengers bodies identified, €5; crew's bodies identified, 22; total number saved, 767; total passengers saved, 465; total crew saved, 302. Although there Is still doubt as to whether two torpedoes exploded or whether the first explosion caused the liner to let go, Captain Turner told the United Press correspondent that there was no doubt that two torpedoes reached the ship. Making the first statement since the steamer went down, the captain said: "I am not certain whether the two explosions—and there were two— resulted from torpedoes or whether one was a boiler explosion. I am sure that 1 saw the first torpedo strike the vessel on the starboard side. I also saw a second torpedo apparently headed for the steamer's hull directly below the suite occupied by A. G. Yanderbilt. That is all i know." Throughout all the long, weary hours of yesterday and last night preparations were pushed for the largest funerals In fhe history of this little Irish coaet city. Dawn found the large squad M soldiers and marines busy with their shovels in the old church graveyard· on the outskirts of the city. The burial ground is one of tho prettiest spoil In Ireland. Covered with flowers it lies on the side of the hill commaudiBfl the city on one side and the liarbor on the other. The harbor presented a beautiful picture, dotted with small boats tossing up and down the waves, with the sun shimmering from the white caps as they broke. It was a picture of peace which gave no hint of the tragedy being cou? aa maled. On the other side the red-topped houses gleamed in the sun and among the most conspicuous were the big red roof hospitals where the many survivers were being cared for. Fourteen of the injured died Sunday and their burials took place today. Three funeral processions wended t^eir way from the morgues up over the hill to the cemetery, each made up of the same manner. First the police escort and troop escorts, appropriate for victims, non-combatants who had fallen as sacrifices of war. Then ten coflins and wagons laden with weeping mourners, and finally the general public. One of the graves prepared was more sorrowful than the others. ror in It were placed fifty unidentified dead men, women and children who·* loved ones had been unable to distinguish their features or who had b.;ea strangers to those rescued. Suggestions by the American consul that all be photographed today and burled so that the bodies can be recovered, were complied with. The Cunard tugs which were sent to the scene of disaster to recover additional bodies have returned. They report the water so rough oft Kiusale that It is Impossible to do anything in the line of dragging for >odies. Scores of Americans were arriving today to search for mining •elatives and friends. Hundreds of cable messages carrying descriptions ol ;hose whose names are in the list of missing have reached the authorittee •rom Canada and the United States and copies have been supplied to uiu'er aIters who prepared the bodies. W. Webb Ware, a London lawyer, arrived today. He had offered tin· lmlted money for the reeo\ery of Alfred G. Yanderbilt, who is »nld by two persons to have surrendered hie life belt to a young woman juat beίoff h· boat went down. IContlnaed on page I.).