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VOLUME XXXVII. No. 171. PERTH AMBOY, N. J. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1917. TWELVE PAGES—TWO CENTS ALDERMEN SEE 1 WAY TO AID CIÏÏ GARBAGE CONTRACTORS, "WHITE WAY" IS DISCUSSED — -VWWS"VW Graham & McKeon's Plea Dis cussed at Aldermanic Com mittee Confab Last Night— Plan Municipal Lighting for White Way in Smith St. After hearing; Peter J. McKeon at their special committee session In City Hall last night the aldermen said there was little hope of securing aid for the garbage contracting Arm of Graham & McKeon, which Is com plaining about losing money on the garbage contract. The aldermen took preliminary steps to have a city-oper ated white way installed on Smith street between State and High streets, listened to a remonstrance by Alder man John J. Clark concerning arrests by railroad guards, considered a prop osition to keep the city patrol and ambulance back of police headquar ters and discussed other subjects. There was to have been an adjourned meeting of the council, but as it was concluded that there was nothing of Importance to transact, the meeting was adjourned by Alderman at Large Ira R. Crouse immediately after the committee session. Mr. McKeon, representing the gar bage collecting contractors, appeared before the aldermen at the beginning of the committee session and again explained conditions surrounding gar bage removal. He claimed his Arm was toeing much money because of the steadily increasing prices of labor and material, making It highly unde sirable for the firm to continue collect ing garbage under the existing con tract. He said the firm's employes had struck three times within the past year and claimed another strike was threatened because the men objected to the work and wanted high rates of wages. The contractor said costs had risen so much that it was practically out of question for the firm to con tinue under the contract. While the city fathers promised to Investigate and consider the contract or's plea, the concensus of opinion Is that nothing can be done. High city officiate say the contract for three years from last April stands and must be carried out. the contractors being under bonds to do so. The proposition of certain Smith street merchants to construct a white way, was discussed at length. Con trary to expectations the merchants Interested did not appear. Engineer* Runyon, of Runyon & Carey, and City ElW^rkjlan Jay B, Franke conferred wltîl the aldermen. The proposition to Install an overhead system for twenty-two 1,000 candle power lamps along two blocks of Smith street, met with general opposition. Mr. Runyon said a system could be so constructed as to eliminate overhead wires by feeding; from the municipal under ground lines. He said the municipal plant was capable of supplying the electricity thfit would be needed. It was estimated that the cost of in stallation of the lamps, boom·. Unes, etc., would be approximately $1,000 and it was said that the merchants who backed the proposition should enter into a contract with the city for service. It was concluded after the discus sion that the aldermanlc lamps and lights committee, together with the city electrician should confer with the merchants In question and endeavor to reach an agreement to supply mu nicipal current. Alderman Clark again broached his contention that railroad guards whose appointments had not been ratified by the city council had no right to act as policemen and make arrests. He cit φ ed a recent case and claimed the guard should be arrested for Impersonating an officer. Other aldermen and Chief of Police Burke express the contention that any citizen has a right to make arrest whenever he sees a crime com mitted, to hold the guilty person a prisoner until a policeman comes, haul the prisoner off to the nearest officer or remove him to the police Btatlon. No decision was reached relative to the subject. Chairman Chris Andersen, of the police committee, suggested a plan to keep the city patrol and ambulance In the stable In the rear of police head quarters and to have uniformed po licemen or reserve duty operate It. The plan was generally approved by other aldermen, but Alderman at Large Crouse argued that the city was too poor to put on three extra policemen to run the auto, and that the present force was too small to permit the de tail of three men to that special duty. The city fathers took no action relative to the matter. card of thanks. We, the undersigned, wish to thank relatives and friends and lodges of this city and Lehlghton for kindness and floral pieces. Also Rev. Robt. Schlotter and Undertaker Garretson for services. Raymond S. Zimmerman and Children. 9059-2-27-lt* Sewlnpf Macnine». Typewriters, Reg Uteri at Jensen's, S36 State St. 4110-10-21-o.e.w.-Tu··.· Great Bargains tor, Many Stores This On Saturday, Dollar Day, which makes Perth Amboy the Mecca for loc al and suburban shoppers, will again be observed by the merchants of the city, who will place on sale the many unusual bargains, found on Dollar Days. The celebration of bargain shop ping has become one of the features of buying in this city. The day brings ι out extraordinary bargains, only seen on the occasion. Merchants empty their shelves of valuable articles, and place thom on sale at the sum of one ι dollar. The results of the sales held ι BEAT LOCAL OPTION IN HOUSE 39 TO 19 Assemblyman Edgar Votes for the Measure, but Other Two County House Members Vote No. I . Saecial to the EVENING NEWS. ι Trenton, Feb. 27—The House of ! Assembly last night handed the Gaunt-Mackay compromise local op tion bill its annual dose o." defeat, the vote being: practically the same as last year—39 to 19 against. Those members voting in the nega tive were: Aaron, Ackerson, Apple gate, Badgley, Borden, Buehler, Col gan, Dolan, Dugan, Felton, Gallagher, Geran, Gilbert, Herrick, Hershfleld, 1 Hurley, Johnson, Keating, Kellam, Le Master, MacKinnon, McGovern, Moore, Oliphant, Pancoast, Parsons, Press, Randall, Schneider, Sclioen, Scudder, Singer, Talstra, Tattersall, Van Note, Vreeland, Whitman, Whit ney and Wolber. For the bill: Alllnson, Amerman, Bramhall, Edgar, Glover, Greenwood, Hagaman, Iobst, Morgan, Pierson, Read, Roberts, Robinson, Runyon, Sheppard, West, Wilson, Winne, Wol verton. Absent: Dalrymple, Stille. One of the surprises of the voting was the break In the hitherto «olid delegation from Essex against the bill. Assemblyman Bramhall, who comes from South Orange, voted "aye" when his name was called. As semblyman Kdgar, from Middlesex county, also added a vote from that unit to this year's total of affirmative. Assemblyman Colgan, Democrat, of Hudson, threw a scare into the Re publican majority, when during tlie course of the debate he moved that a recess be taken and the Republicans take the bill Into conference for fif teen minutes. "The majority has._ through its platform, declared for home rule," said Mr. Colgan, "if its members de cide in conference to support this bill, I will support It and I believe at least six other members^ol_tbe. Hudson del egation will do,the same." The proposition nonplussed the Re publics for a lew minutes, but il-, nallr Majority Leader Oliphant raised a point of order and the speaker ruled the Hudson man out of order. Several times during the debate Oliphant threatened to clear the spec tators out of the House If they per sisted In the practice of hissing speak ers when the sentiment did not agree with their opinions. Present County Petitions. Specie 1 to the EVENING NEWB. •Jamesburg, Feb. 27.—The legislative committee of the Middlesex County Local Option League, were at the State House last night In good num bers to present to the two Republican Assemblymen. Frederick Schneider and George Applegate, their petitions asking for support of the measure that they are backing. Failure crowned their efforts and both men declared in the Interview with local organization that "they had finally made up their minds" just how to vote on the measure and that they were sorry that they could not do the will of the almost three thousand peo ple who had asked for their support. Unlike Senator Florance, 'who sup ported the measure, they said that as they were pledged before the primary election they intended to stick to this promise. They refused to say just what the pledge was or to whom when querrled by the spokesman of the com mittee, H. Courtney Brown, of this place. In the debate on the bill before ita defeat Assemblyman Edgar made α short address and renewed his pledge to support the measure. He was the mark for many remarks by speakers who followed him who denied that they were "bound by any brewery In terests" and that all who were in fav or of the defeat of the measure were so bound and could but bote against it. Neither Schneider nor Applegate made any address. The committee who waited on the two assemblymen were Messrs. H. C. ι Brown. John H. Baremore, IL A. Edwards, Jamesburg; John Errtckson, : Dayton; Howard Butcher, Cranbury; H. L. Bogert, Metuchen, and David J. Perrine, Highland Park. . . ] NOTICE German-Austrian-Hungarian Relief On Wednesday evening·, Feb. 28th, ι meeting will be called to determine :he final disposition of money col lected for tlie war sufferers in the ibove countries. Committees, members and all lnter isted, are requested to attend at tfassopust Bros. Hall, cor. State and iV'ayne Streets. 9006-2-24-3t* 5/ In Perth Amboy s Coming Saturday η the past are proof of the popularity >f the days, and the the sales. Standard and staple articles as well is articles not usually found on the ihelves and counters are to be pur ■hased on the Dollar Days. Far more than 100 cents worth Is ivery purchase made under the banner if Dollar Day. Nothing Is sold with he stamp of the day on It, that Is not if greater value than that sum, and with the attraction again offered to he city and out of town shoppers on Saturday, the prospects are for the ivent to eclipse any previous occasion if a similar sale. We Are Prepared For The Big Spring Drive! KLEIN'S AUTO WRECKING SHOP Parts To Nearly All Make of CARS FREEHOLDERSAGREE TO ΜΠ£ IREPAIRS Speedy Action on County Span Ratified by County Board— Receive Bids on So. Amboy Sayreville Road. Special to the EVENINO NEWS. New Brunswick, Feb. 27—The speedy action of the county engineer in starting repairs on the damaged county bridge between Perth Amboy and South Amboy, was approved and ratified at a meeting of the Board of Freeholders here yesterday. The board received bids for paving sec tion No. 1 of the South Amboy-Sayre viile road decided to advertise for bids on stone for road repairs, paid bills for the recent congressional re count, deferred action on the county budget and transacted other business of minor importance. The board discussed the recent damage to the county brldgo and con cluded that repairs should be made with all speed possible. It was stated that the structure was greatly need ed and should be put In use at the earliest date possible. The board adopted a resolution by Freeholder A. T. Kerr, of South Amboy, acknowl edging approval of the county engi neer's action for a quick start, and commending liim for the action. Liddle & Pfciffer, of Perth Amboy, were the lowest bidders for paving section No. 1 of the South Arnboy Sayreville road. Their bid was approx imately $5,000 lower than their prev ious low proposal when bids were first advertised for. The firm offered to uy uie wurK ior φού,ου.χυ mis lime and wanted $67,498 some time ago. Other bide received yesterday follow: Graham & McKeon, $53,057; Utility Construction Co.. $54,096.90; T. H. Riddle Co., $57,926. The bids were held over for consideration before award is made. As the city of South Amboy must bear a portion of the cost, Freeholder Kerr was authorized to enter into an agreement with the city preparatory to letting the contract. A resolution by Freeholder Ely to advertise for bids on stone to be used for repairing roads in the spring, was adopted. No date was fixed for the receipt of bids. The board voted to pay bills incurred by tho recent recount of congressional votes. John Hanson, William Banker, Howard Brown and Frank Nelson, comprising the County Board of Elec tions, spent twenty-nine days on the recount. Each of them will receive $20 for each day and In addition they will be paid $54 as additional expenses. Justice Samuel Kalisch allowed $10 for the transportation of eacli ballot box, $5 each way and also pay for the mun icipal clerks who spent extra timo on account of the recount. The freeholders decided to post pone action oil the proposed county budget until Thursday of thin week. They received a communication from C. D. Snedeker, of Perth Amboy, and C. «5. Howell, secretary of ihe Metuchen Board of lifeMtii, r5ijm st ing that the Middleser County Mos quito Extermination Commission be allowed an appropriation of $10,000 for carrying on mosquito campaigns about the county. A resolution was adopted, request ing city commissioners of New Bruns wick to vacate the district court room by Thursday, March 1. ARREST MADE IN FEUD CASE; HELD FOR GRAND JURY Gus Dakul, thirty-one years old, of 409 Summit avenue, who was stabbed in the neck Wednesday night after a tenement house feud, was removed from the city hospital by Mounted Of ficer Hartung to police headquarters yesterday afternoon. He was charged with hitting Mrs. Mary Katzinsky and was accused of starting the fight which precipitated the stabbing. Recorder Pickersgill admitted him to bail in the sum of $300 to await the action of the grand jury. Steven Katzinsky, who was charged with stabbing Dakul, has also been re leased under $300 bail pending action of the grand jury. REFUSEDÛORSEiÏETURN; TWO HELD FOR CRUELTY Abraham Clear, represented by Harry S. Medinets as counsel, appear ed before Recorder Pickersgill today ind presented his side of a cruelty to mlmal case. He said he had attempt ed to purchase a horse from Rafael Budln for $70. The money was paid 3n condition that If the animal did lot prove satisfactory it could be re burned by Clear within twenty-four lours. He claims It was entirely un latisfactory and he returned it. Budin vould not accept the horse and would lot refund the money, as a result of vhich Clear tied the horse in his yard. Both men are charged with cruelty ο animals. The case will probably be leard Thursday night. l· MEN BURNED IN SMALL FIRE AT DU PONT WORKS Four men were slightly burned at a mall blaze which occurred in one of he presses of the du Pont de Ne nours Powder Company's plant at 'arlin yesterday afternoon. The fire tarted from compressed air and com. ustion resulting therefrom. The men irho were operating the press were ut slightly burned, were treated at he plant hospital and taken home. POLICE NEWS —Charged with having beaten and hreatened to kill his wife, Orufy Dok 3. forty-eight years old, of 3 99 Rector treet, was admonished as he was dls harged by Recorder Pickersgill today, 'he recorder said he did not like Dok 3's looks and was willing to send him ver, but Mrs. Dokle asked that he e given one more ohance. Dont Forget Suburban Day Tomorrow Special Bargains, to Out-of-Town Shoppers. ν I DEAD, 1 SERIOUSLY ILL BÏ GAS POISON Indications are That One of the Men Blew Out Gas Flame in Rooming House—Both Vic tims from Mexico. One Mexican is dead and another lies in the city hospital unconscious and in a precarious condition as a re sult of being poisoned by illuminating gas in the rooming house of Mrs. Ter esa Rodgicz at 23 Smith street during the night. Indications are that one of the men blew out a flame over a gas jet upon retiring last night. Raymond Belasco, about twenty-three years old and single, is dead. Maximo Martinuz. about the same age and also unmar ried, is in the hospital. Evidence secured by Coroner E. J Mullen and the police indicates that Belasco and Martinuz retired about 9 o'clock last night. They went to sleep in the same bed in room No. 11 of Mrs. Rodglcz's rooming house. When they had failed to arise shortly before 3 o'clock this morning a messenger was sent to their room. Belasco was found dead in bed and Martinuz was found unconscious on the floor, about mid way between the bed and door, indicat ing that he had struggled in vain to reach the door. The room was filled with gas when the door was opened and the fumes spread through the house. Traffic Officer Murray was detailed to the scene. When he arrived win dows and doors of the house had been opened. He summoned City Physician Fithian and Coroner Mullen. Upon being pronounced dead. Belasco's body was taken in charge by the coroner and was removed to his morgue, where it is being held pending word from rel atives. The police removed Martinuz to the hospital. Neither the occupants of the house nor the authorities could say defi nitely how the gas jet came to be open and unlighted. It had been turned almost wide open. The win dows and door of the room were closed. It is believed by the authori ties that one of the Mexicans blew out the gas flame. Mrs. Rodgicz said two other roomers had been asphyx iated when one of them blew out a gas flame in her former rooming house In Brooklyn. Martinuz and Belasco had come here with a number of other laborers about four days ago to work. They had formerly labored on the Penn sylvania railroad about Jamesburg. Detective Sergeants Huff and Long and Patrolman Kozusko worked on the case today. 18 DIE IN WRECK ON THE MM * · ». i ι-»■ $>. Express Train Struck by Fast Freight at Mount Union, Pa., Today—Football Hero and Family Among Victims. Altoona, Pa., Feb. 27—Eighteen passengers were killed at Mount Un ion early today when the Pennsylva nia railroad's mercantile express was struck by a fast freight train. The Pullman car Bellwood was telescoped. Nine bodies have been recovered at 8 o'clock. Chester A. Minds, coal operator and farmer, full back on the football team of the University of Pennsylvania, was one of those killed. It is believ ed his whole family was killed with him, including his young wife, baby, two relatives and a nurse. They were on their way to Utica to attend the funeral of Mrs. Minds father. The express train was standing at the station at Mount Union and was about to pull out when the crash came. The Bellwood, the rear car, re ceived the full force of the blow and crashed into the next car ahead, splitting it into two parts. Immediate identification of the bodies caged in < the wreckage was almost impossible. Physicians were rushed to the scene ι and all the ambulances available were ' on the scene in a short time. A num- ' ber of the survivors were taken by a ! relief train to Harrisburg. The fast freight was composed of cars loaded with cattle, being rushed to eastern markets to relieve the food situation. 1 It struck the passenger train at full ' speed. Officials of the Pennsylvania rail road said that this was the first wreck in the whole Pennsylvania system that has Injured a single passenger in ι three years. Second Hand Heo For Sale Very Iteaiionable SEXTON'S GARAGE STREET I , Telephone 181 ι Announcing $ Dollar Day Saturday, Mar. 3rd j f EXPECT G0K6RESS WILL UPKOLO PRESIDENT AS SESSION IS DPENEIT British Steamers Headley and Aires are Reported Sunk by U-Boats—12 Survivors are Landed Safely—Berlin Re ports Many More Victims. | 1 pedal by United Preas Wire. London, Feb. 27—The British steamers Headley and Aires have been sunk. The Headley was a steel screw steamship of 4,953 tons, owned by the Mitre Shipping Company Ltd., and registered at London. She was built in 1914. The Aires was a steel screw steamship of 3,071 tons, owned by the Reindeer Steamship Company, ' Ltd., and registered at West Hartle pool. She was built in 1895. Twelve survivors of the Aires were safely landed. Official figures of the Laconia dis aster today showed total passengers and crew 294; survivors landed at Queenetown 267; survivors landed at Bantry, fourteen; drowned five; died of exposure and buried at sea, eight; In hospitals, six. The figures were furnished by the American consul at Queenstown and sent to Ambassador Page today. Demand that the United States avenge his mother's and sister's death was made in a cable dispatch to Pres ident Wilson today by Austin Hoy. He requested the President to grant him permission to be the first volun teer In case an American citizen army was raised and said otherwise he ex pected to enlist in the British army. Hoy asked the Sullivan-Machine Company, of Chicago, "for leave of absence to avenge the death of his mother and sister." Afternoon newspapers comment to day agreed that if the death of Mrs. Hoy and Miss Hoy was definitely es tablished the torpedoing of the Laco nia must be construed as an overt act by President Wilson. Later consular advices established their loss. Here in Londoi% the attack on the ship—an unwarned attack— according to unanimous opinion of survivors was regarded as being ex actly similar to that tvh'clj sent the Lusitania down. The Lacenla sank at a spot only two hours^ste^ming f rAm f )ια ηίαρο xx * Vi ovo tho I m (Ht ο η i a was sunk with a loss of 115 American lives. Right I>iO of Ι\\ρθΜ1ΤΓ. Special by United Press Wire. Queenetown, Feb. 2"—Kight of j those who left the Laconta In life boats, who were later picked up and brought into Bantry, died from expo si· rj»_ in fee ..open boaU. acfjpUng' +" dispatches reaching her<T today. The eight were part of twenty-two persons accounted for at Bantry. Wireless Operators Donnes and Taiylors, were heroes of the Laconla llsaster. They were the two last sur I'lvors to leave the sinking Cunarder. rhey stuck to their apparatus sending out S. O. S. calls until a British war ship responded and then jumped overboard. The lifeboat commanded by Captain Irvine picked up the two men, little the worse for their expe rience. Finland Due Tomorrow Special by United Press Wire. New York. Feb. 27:—The Ameri can liner Finland will reach New Sfork tomorrow morning from Liver pool, according to a statement today from the American Line offlec-e here, she Is believed to have Dr. Henry ^anDyke, former American minister ο Holland, aboard, and also Mrs. Frost, wife of the American consul it (Jueenstown, line officials said. IVith her arrival all passenger ships >f the line will be docked here. Submarines Report on Raids 'tjceial by United Press IFire. Berlin, Feb. 27:—"Returned Ger nan submarines report they sank : Ir ν en more steamers and two sailing ihips and eight trawlers," declared in official press agency statement to lay. "Among the sunken steamers verc the British transporter A-19, he steamer Afric of the White Star Ληβ of 12,000 ions, which was de itroyed February 12 enroute from .iverpool to Plymouth. The British :ept secret the loss of four auxiliary ruisers or transports, reported sunk luring twenty-four hours by one 5crman submarine February 16." EDGAR WITHDRAWS BILL OPPOSED BY CATHOLICS Trenton, Feb. 27.—When the House if Assembly convened last night, As ïemblyman James A. Edgar asked inanlmous consent to withdraw from he flies the bill introduced by him ast week providing for the inspection if all convents, monasteries and sim lar Institutions. No objection was of ered and the bill w-as withdrawn. Assemblyman Joseph Hurley had in ended that a hearing be given on the ifll by the committee on eoclal welfare ο which It was referred, and had pre lared a resolution to this effect. Mr. Cdgar's withdrawal of the measure,. lowever, satisfied the Hudson member. The bill was backed by Daniel Fitz lenry of Hudson county, who had de lared it would not be withdrawn. Ap lause greeted the request of the Mid lesex member to rdemove the measure re from further consideration. IESUME TROLLEY TRAFFIG OVER THE COUNTY BRID6E Trolley traffic over the trestle at le side of the county bridge between lis city and South Amboy was re lmed at 4 o'clock yesterday after oon, it was announced today by ounty Engineer Alvln Fox. Repairs lade thus far have enabled trolley ir traffic to be resumed and to be intinued indefinitely, but the work M not progressed far enough to . °rmlt other traffic over the bridge, he repairs are being made with all >eed and it is believed that the , •idg proper will be reopened In a lort time. , ;qi VAN SYCKLC'i 101 'iSiï&l'KpZ&X FRENCH CHEERAS U. S. SHIP REACHES BORDEAUX ; Special by United Fréta Wire. Bordeaux, Keb. 27—Thirteen thousand persona stood on the water front here today and cheer ed the American freight ship Or leans as she docked. Schools β,ηβ factories closed and their workers and students swelled the welcom | ing throng·. The crew and officers 1 of the boat were taken through the streets in a parade to the city hall. Later a lunch was given them. MANY OFFICIALS SEE "OVERT ACT" Officials in Washington Argue That Killing of Americans on Liner Laconia is Likely to Cause Armed Conflict. Special bu United Pre»* Wire. Washington, Feb. 27—Many offi cials here believe Germany has com mitted the "overt act" against the United States. With receipt of official confirmation today that the Cunard liner Laconia, was torpedoed without warning· by a Germany submarine and that two American women lost their lives. President Wilson was brought abrupt ly face to face with the most critical submarine case since the Lusitania was sunlc. That the "overt act" that President Wilson has said "I will rec ogniie and so will the country recog nize It when it comes," has occurred in the opinion in many quarters here. That the incident, however, will not call forth a request for a declaration of war is generally believed. It is pointed out the President wants only —at 4his time—money and explicit power to protect American lives and property at sea. Some flatly call it more "ruthless and lawless than the sinking of the Lusitania." Germany has since promised to re frain from sinking unwarned great passenger ships that A n* Jeans aboard, it was believed that ν f!?n the detailed horrors that must have accompanied the sinking of the great ship are received and published, this country will feel that the nation's pa tience Is exhausted. Discussing the sinking informally some officials pointed to the fact that Included the dead and among those whose lives by chance alone were eaved, are men and women from the middle west, which heretofore have voted the majority opinion generally for every possible effort to keep peace. The President and his cabinet will have all the facts available before them when they go into session this afternoon. DEMANDS U. S. ACTION TO AVENGE KILLING OF TWO London, Feb. 27—A quiet-voiced, determined-mannered, successful American business man, Austin Hoy, thirty-six years old, urged his rights upon President Wilson today to avenge the killing of his mother and sister. There was no suggestion of mock heroic in his manner He was steadily calm, despite the fury of his feelings, against whom he charged with their death. "I am an American business man," Hoy explained. "I have been in Lon don in business for four years, repre senting the Sullivan Machinery Com pany. of Chicago. Father is now too old and it devolved on me as the ac tive head of the family to see that this outrage does not go unavenged. I beg that you won't consider me In a mock, heroic role—but I intend to en list because I could not expect that other Americans would offer their lives In avenging this wrong unless I did likewise. My eighty year old father Is a veteran of the Union army. He enlisted in the 19th Wisconsin Regiment in 1861, and served through out the Civil War. becoming an as sistant surgeon. When the war was over he practiced several years at Racine, Wis. He was born at New Haven, O., and my bother at Galena, O. My mother was a sister of Wil liam A. Young, of Breton Hall, New York city, and an aunt of George Young, of 111 Wall street, New York." Hoy said his mother was sixty-five years of age and his sister forty. UNDREW «SEN SUES; INJURED IN ACCIDENT Suit has been started by Andrew I Finuden. of ISl Sheridan street, against John C. Belloff. of New Brunswick, for f6,000 as damages for an accident in which Knusden received a fractured eg and other injuries. Peter A. Pet 3reon is acting as Knudsen's attorney. The accident occurred on the county bridge in May of last year, when a ~ar belonging to Mr. Belloff and driv sn by V. B. Morris, ran into a pile of umber on the bridge, and Knudsen, vhn was walking on the bridge at the lme, was struck by the car. WOMAN IS JAILED Mrs. Fugle Rauer, thirty-five years >ld, of WTashlngton street, who is ae ;ueed by her husband and children >f being drunk continually and of leglecting her home, was today com nltted by Recorder Pickersgill to aix y days in Jail. The woman, who was irrested by Patrolman Tonghlni, >leaded in vain for another opportun ty to make rood. in Automobiles for hire in I Ik C. Johnson (||)1 w TAXI SERVICE Ίυ House Meets at What is Ex pected to be Most Historio and Momentous Sessions in Its History—Only 5 Days to Give President Power. 'Spertal by United Prese Wire. Washington, Feb. 27.—Minority members of the House foreign affaire committee balked today at two pulnte In granting President Wilson the η nth. orlty he wants In coping with the German situation. Tliey were 011 tM matter of arming munition ships au4 on authorizing him to use "other In· strumentalitles" than guns, gunners and money. Some of the committee put up a strong fight against re· porting out the bill with authority to the President to arm ships. If ?hey carried munitions. Food ships, they «aid. POllH h#> armpd Snmp rnemher· objected that the American stand against submarines is bound to react in the future—is destined to rend·* useless a valuable weapon for u· some time. As for the "other instru# mentalities" than those President Wll#f son yesterday requested, the minority members said that was unthinkable it merely delegated to him a virtual war-making power, reposing in con« gress itself. While the House committee wr&ngb led over the bill, the senate commute# discussed a similar measure. Th$ House committee inclined to le; th# senate take the lead especially. &4 House business was in such shape M not to make room easily for the large* subjects. As congress met today for what 1· expected to be one of the most historic and momentous session in its history, if was believed certain the législatif branch of the government will ulfl· mately uphold President Wilson*# hands — In modified form. Ther# are only five days remaining ftMP the congress to give the Pre»· ident the powers he asked yester day when he told a joint session that this nation has found it necessary to take drastic measures to protect Amef· lean lives and property against a den* redation of a ruthless, international. £1» legal warfare. When the House foreign affairs ooiflw mittee met at 10 o'clock there was é disposition to let the senate take til# first steps toward giving the President the desired authority. nie Kouii committee was actuated in this view \J9 the press of business on the House sidi 6ERAN WMS POINT i ROAD Tirifflh Special to the EVENING KBW8. Trenton, Feb. 27:—Democ ratie Leader Geran won a temporary vie· tory, at least, in the House last nighl^ when after raising the questiflfa whether the railroads and the baa· stock would escape taxation undw the administration road tax measure, Republican Leader Oliphant consent ed to have the bill laid over. semblyman Hersfcfleld, RepublicatL followed the criticism of Geran ana backed up the Democratic leader la hit effort to forestall action on th# bill. The road tax bill was up fot final consideration In the House ·$ the time this move was taken. The measure provides a tax of one mill on every dollar of taxable property through a direct state tax and It M estimated it will net In Ave year· $15,000,000 for the building of the state highway system. QUINN VOICES PROTEST A61INST FULL GREW REPEAL Special to the EVENING NEWS. Trenton, Feb. 27—Former AsseOfc» blyman Arthur Quinn, of Perth Ana» ooy, ioaay opyuseu ιπβ sureesuon vg those favoring the repeal of the law to lodge the responsibility for full crews with the Public Utility Con&» mission, when the full crew hearing came before the Assembly Railroads and Canals Committee. "I have little faith in the FubllO Utility Commission," Mr. Quinn d·· clared. "My city some time ago ap* plied to it for the removal of gram crossing and as yet nothing has be«i done." REPORT BONUSES GIVEN BY R. & H. GO. YESTERDAY Bonuses were distributed at thft plants of the Roessler & Hasslarhefr Chemical Company yesterday, rang ing In value from a feiv dollars to ft few hundred, according to report* Information In regard to the distrU butlon of the amounts was refused at the plant today, and efforts t· reach Jean DuBols, works manage* were unavailing. It is understood, however, that the salaried employes of the companf were rewarded with a h&misomv bonus, and the distribution was geae eral. FILE LIEN CLAIM A6AINST HENDERSON & STANTON COOb ob«n The South River Brick Company has filed a lien claim with the mayod^ city treasurer, board of water co missioners and others against Roll Henderson and Arthur T. S tan tee, trading as Henderson & Stanto^ charging that they have not been pan for brick, mortar and spruce fuit, nished by them to the contractai· for city work done at the RunyOft pumping station. Tbe amount clalat· ed by the brick company from th§ contractors for material furnished fi $415.50. The South River concern asks th^ rl Board of Water Commissioners If they have any of the money due the contractors for the work th they turn over a sum sufficient meet the bill to them. ' <* NOTICE! ΤΗ Κ FIRST WATIOKAL BAKE OP PKHTH A M BOY. R. J. A semi annual dividend of (») sis M* ;«nt. ha· been declared, payable Hare 1, IS 17, to stockholder· of record FeS ruary 2«. 1*17. JOHN M. O" TOOLE. Cash le*