Newspaper Page Text
!--- Perth Amboy Evening news. .as.
VOLUME XXXVII. No. 172. PERTH AMBOY, N. J. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1917. TEN PAGES—TWO CENTS THREATEN FILIBUSTER AGAINST PRESIDENT'S PLEA . FOR POWER DESPITE FACT GERMAN SITUATION IS AT CRUCIAL POINT; LONDON SEES "OVERT ACT" m. REV. O'GQNKELL CALLED 10 REWARD Former Pastor of St. Mary's Church Here for 16 Years, Dies at Home of His Brother in Phillipsburg. IU. Rev. Monslgnor Bernard T. O'Connell. pastor of St. Mary's church for sixteen years, died last night at the home of his brother In Phillips burg, where he had been since tender ing his resignation In April, 1915. Monslgnor O'Connell was in the six tieth year of lile age. He was or dained a priest in July, 1882, by the Rt. Rev. Michael J. O'Farrell, at St. Mary's Cathedral, Trenton, in the same class with Rev. Dr. William P. Cantwell, vyho succeeded him as pas tor of the local church In 1915. Mon slgnor O'Connell's first appointment was at Bound Brook, where he built up a thriving parish. Γ 1 Ht. Rev. Monsignor O'Connell He was an assistant at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Trenton, after being ordained and from there was sent to Bound Brook. He came from the latter place to this city, where he set to work In the erection of the pre» fr.t church whluli elands as a mon· unjtnt to the good work, that he ac complished during hts pastorate here. Jionllsuor (l'CnniVlL «s^ficctdedi ihe Rey. Fatfiev Peter I.. Connelly. In recognition of bis efficient service the priest was notified In November, 1906, that he had been appointed α prelate by Pope Pius X. with the title of monsignor. His appointment to the Papal household at the time came as a surprise, but it was one that was merited by effective work and was due to Bishop McFaul's recognition of Monsignor O'Connell's ability. During his pastorate of sixteen years Monsignor O'Connell made many warm friends, not only among hid parishioners but in every part of the city. Monsignor O'Connell had been in ill health for the past ten years. When he felt that he could no longer retain the responsibilities as head of the loc al church his resignation was sent to the head of the diocese. He had been given a leave of absence in 1914 and was at the home of his brother In Phllllpsburg for some time. He came back and labored for α time among his people but he again suffered an other breakdown which forced him to give up the pastorate of the church. Dr. Cantwell received word of the death of the former priest here this morning. This afternoon he received word of the completion of. the ar rangements for the funeral which jwlli be held on Monday morning Ρ from the home of his brother, fol lowed by a solemn requiem high mass at St. Phillip's and James church, Phllllpsburg. at 10 o'clock. Through Dr. Cantwell and Richard A. Bolger, of St. Mary's parish, a special train will be chartered for those wishing to attend the funeral. Applications for tickets on the train may be made to Mr. Bolger, who will be in charge. AMERICAN BUSINESS MEN "HASTENING TO COLORS" Special by United Pies» Wire. Cleveland, O., Feb. 28:—With the German-American· crisis seemingly approaching the final break, Ameri ca's businessmen and manufacturers are "hastening to the colors tffday," prepared to back Uncle Sam from first to last. Bascom Little, chairman of the National Defense Committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce, announced that several of the businessmen's committees des tined to cooperate with the govern ment quartermasters in buying sup plies for the army and navy have been appointed. 2H HELD HERE ON FORGERY CHARGE Try to Pass Alleged Worthless Check on Charles E. Moore and Land in Lockup—Oper ations Appear Extensive. ι One man charged with forgery and I another accused of being an accom plice, are in jail here as a result of an attempt made last night to pass an alleged worthless check on Charles F. Moore, of Moore Brothers. John J. Condon, alias J. A. Berry and Jack I J.. Lenahan, thirty-one years old, and declaring himself to be a New York newspaper man, is charged with for gery. Harry Daly, alias Harry G. Callahan, who says he is a machinist and lives in New York, is being held on suspicion. Word was given Mr. Moore by a man whose name Condon had given for reference Indicates that Condon has been working extensively of late as a forger about certain parts of the state. While Daly stood across the str^el Condon entered Moore's news store , about 8 o'clock last night. He pre | sented a check for $10 drawn on a ; Matawan bank and signed "Wilner." Being unable to casTi the paper, Con don asked Mr. Moore to advance a loan on it. When Mr. Moore hesitat ed, Condon suggested that he call up a newspaper man in Elizabeth. Upon doing so Mr. Mooro says ne was ad vised to have Condon arrested be cause he was working an extensive forgery game. Condoa did not re ceive any moii»v anrt£ lie and Γαΐ> were ineçf if un<Wr~ arrest by i-atrol man Toolan. When arraigned before Recorder Pickersgill this morning Condon said he had visited In Matawan and had gambled on a train. He declared a man purporting to be Wilner, of Mat awan, gave him the check, and he tried to borrow enough moijey on It to pay carfare to New York city. I While the police here were examin ing Condon and Daly today, Mr. Moore was in New York investigating their records. He reports finding that Con don is accused of forgery in various parts of the s'ate and is wanted in Newark for extensive operations. In dications are that the prisoners will be turned over to the Newark author ities for prosecution. When apprehended last night Con don had destroyed the check, which he had used in the Moore store. AIR RAID 0N6ERMAN PUNT Special by Unitea Prent Wire. London, Feb. 28:—An air raid on Sunday over the iron works at Bre bach, Germany, was announced by the British Admiralty today. There were several air encounters In which one hostile machine was destroyed. APPEALS TO PEOPLE Spcclul by United Prvsa Wire. Washington, Feb. 28—Appeals to the American people to forbear from any act of suspicion or aggression against aliens In event of war, was made today by the Council of Na tional Defense. SUFFRAGISTS HERE PLAN ACTIVITY Mrs. Brearley Speaks to Local Women at Warren House Yesterday — Plans Acted Upon for Organization. A meeting of the Equal Suffrage League of the Amboys was held yes terday afternoon in the Warren house in High street for the purpose of re organizing to increase the member ship preparatory to an active cam paign. There were about fifteen wo men present at the meeting including Mrs. A. D. Brearley of Hahway, state chairman of enrollment for the New Jersey Woman's Suffrage Association, who addressed the women on the pro gress being made by the women throughout the country in securing the vote. The women were told that the suffragists would not wait until 1920 to renew their efforts to secure the vote, but were starting now so that in four years the voters will feel that there is something in "votes for women" and will vote in favor of it at the election at that time. Mrs. Brearley was given the floor as soon as the meeting had been called to order by Mrs. O. W. Ramsay, chairman of the local league. She gave a brief outline of women's suf frage from the beginning, 1869, di rectly after the Civil War, telling of the two divisions of suffragists which formed, one being organized for fed eral purposes only and the other for both federal and state. Mrs. Brearley told of the great influence of the 4, 000,000 women voters at the recent election and how tho women had se cured the vote In North Dakota through the "Farmer Legislature." The fact was emphasized that stronger sentiment must be shown by the women. The speaker stated that many women were in favor of suf frage principles, but so far have re fused to declare themselves as suffra gists. It Is these women, it was point ed out, that should be reached and persuaded to Join a suffrage league. In order to reach a woman Inter ested In woman's suffrage in every part of the city, a list was compiled naming one woman In every ward of the city, certain ones of those present j having offered to approach thfee wo men and tell them what Is wanted, ι Mr·. Brearley toli^of "state wide cen sus weelc" which ▼ill be conducted In Aj-ril IjA New. Jersey suffragists Tar the purpose of finding just who are for and against "Ballots for Both," the new suffrage slogan. This cam- I palgn will not be conducted for the j purpose of enrolling new members, although those Interested when ap proached may join a league, but merely to see what the opinion of res idents of this city Is with regard te women's suffrage. Mrs. Brearley told of the work which was being done by the New Jersey Association in forming Red Cross chapters In places where there are none situated. As there is already a Red Cross chapter In this city It Is not necessary to organize one but the speaker told of the successful meeting called for this purpose in Woodbrldge Monday. Those present at the meet ing were told that any woman Joining one of these chapters would In no way be connected with the suffrage league although this league Is forming the chapters. In event of war, all suf frage Interests will be put aside and the members of the suffrage league Will devote their entire time to the work needed from them by the coun try. said Mrs. Brearley. Such action, however, will not be taken unless war is declared, It was said. It was decided to hold another meeting of all of the women Interested In suffrage, whether members of the local league or not, next Tuesday nlglit In the Westminster In Kearny avenue, at which further definite plans of organization will be made. GERARD SAILS FROM SPAIN Washington, Feb. 28—Ambassador Gerard sailed from Corunna, Spain, today, a dispatch to the State Depart ment said. NOTICE The Hotel Madison, on and after March ist, will be under the proprietorship and management of Mr. Sigmund Mahler The house has been cleaned up, painted up and furnished up, with brand new furniture. In other words it has been fixed up to the "Queen's Taste." We will be pleased to have you come and inspect the results of our efforts to make the Hotel Madison second to none. The service will be the BEST, The price» more reasonable than you would expect during these days of High Cost Living. We have employed a chef Mr. Welter who, for the past six years has been employed by Hohn the famous restaurant man of New York City. Taking all in a!l we think we have made a mighty big improve ment' in the Hotel Madison and we want you to see it and cordial, ly invite you. Hotel Madison Opp. Ma J est Ic Theatre SIGMUND MAULER, Mgr. and Prop. ,1 Nelson's Drug Store Telephone 1563 State and Center Streets (Out of the high Rent District) Compare Our Prices NO GOODS SOLD TO DEALERS IIORLHK MALTED MILK 50c size. 88c; $1.00 elze, 75c; $3.75 size $2.08 SCOTT'S EMULSION $1.20 size, 84c; 60c size 44c FATHER JOHN'S MEDICINE $1.00 size, 80c; 50c elze 42c SAL HEPATICA 25c bot., 17cj 60c size, 84c; $1.00 size 67c 1*111IJP MILK MAGNESIA 60c size, 38c ; 25c ·1ζβ 18c LYDIA P1NKHAM $1.00 size .69o IMPERIAL GRANUM 25c size, 10c; 76c aise, 52c; $1.00 size 80c POWDERED ALUM Lb CASCARA TABLETS 100 for 10« LISTERINE 26c size, 17c; 60c elze, 84cJ $1.00 elze 07c CUTICURA SALVE 60c size . . 40c CUTICURA SOAP 25c size 20c SLOAN'S LINIMENT 25c size, 17c; 60c size C ASTORIA 35c alze . FELLOW'S SYRUP $1.50 size SWAMP ROOT 60c size, 84c; $1.00 aise BEECH AM'S PILLS At GUDE'S PEPTOMANGAN At 84c 22c 00c .67c 17c 78c BROMO-S ELTZER At 8c; 18cj 88c and EPSOM SALT Lb BICARB. SODA Lb 10c ltc We Are Prepared For The Big Spring Drive! KLEIN'S AUTO WRECKING SHOP Parts To Nearly All Make ol CARS ■■■■ÏÉËÉËiÉiÉÉËiÉÎiÈP^ÉeÉei^^ HOGS AT $13.55 PER HUNDRED AT CHICAGO MARKET TODAY Special by United Press Wire. Chicago, Feb. 28—Hogs sold for $3 8.53 per hundred on the local mar kets today. This is an advance of twenty cents per hundred over yester day's top notch and the highest price ever paid on the Chicago markets. Foodstuffs—potatoes, butter, eggs and some vegetables—continued to go lower today, following the boycott inaugurated this week. Retailers unable to determine just to what ex tent the housewives would carry their warfare, were reluctant to buy heavily. NO VICTORY SEEN IN U-BOAT MOVE Large Amount of Tonnage is Sunk, but Nothing to Indi cate that Germany Will Compel England to Submit. Total Tonnage Sunk By U-Boats In Feb. Special by United Press Wire. New York, Feb. 28.—The total tonnage sunk by German U-boats since the ruthless warfare began Feb. 1, 456,817 tons. British ships sunk, 110. Other belligerent ships sunk, twenty. American ships sunk, two. Other neutral ships sunk, fifty one. Total ships stinky 183. (Berlin press bureau reports of Feb. 26 estimated January sinkings by submarines and mines at 228 ships, total tonnage 439,500—nine ty-one British, seventy-nine other belligerents end fifty-eight neu trals. Hostage ships 6unk since be ginning of war 4,357,500 tons. Neu tral ships sunk or condemned 469 ships, 641,000 tons.) By J. W. T. MASON (Written for the United Press) New Yoriv, Feb. 28:—Germany's campaign of unrestricted^fcbmarln lng has been Jn^ojMfàTîaJHf—SWfiik without <remonstra«Bgf its effective ness for bringing the Allies to terms. Serious damage has been done to Allied and neutral shipping·, but not sufficient to give real hope of victory to the German government. More than twice as much destruc tion of shipping as has occurred dur ing February must fall to the sub marines i&oaUiiy .before a real dan ger line of defeat may become visi ble tô thè Allies: If the Germans have put foriii their, best efforts dur ing the past month, as is probable, the February record cannot be seri ously surpassed while the submarine campaign proceeds. On the con trary, the increase of precaution by the Allies, including chiefly new mine fields off the German coast, the more effective arming of merchantmen and the hastened construction of new ships ought to give a slowly increas ing advantage to the Allies. Germany's largest total of victims occurred during the early days of February before the British govern ment had made fully ready to meet the U-boat menace. The rapid Improve ment of the defensive methods have been shown by the frequent falling off In submarine victims during the last days of the month. The restrictions upon Imports into the United King dom, announced by Premier Lloyd George on Feb. 23, are in themselves more than sufficient to counteract the additional effect of the new submar ine campaign beyond the average ship ping losses that occured before the in discriminate sinkings began. If Germany's attack upon the ves sels of neutral countries was to cease, any unusual Importance of the sub marine campaign would vanish. In proportion to their numbers, merch antmen of the Allied powers can take care of themselves. It is the unarmed neutral shipping that proportionately has contributed most seriously to the increased sinkings since the submarines began to Are on all vessels at sight. If neutral vessels arm themselves and de fend their rights to traverse the seas there will be a still further drop in the number of submarine victims. WHEN YOU THINK OF THINK OF US John W. Olsen Co. Bertrand Ave. At car barn. Phone 336 *~r ! AUSTRIA BENIES SINKING U S. SHIP Ambassador Penfield at Vienna Sends Austria's Official De nial That One of Her Sub marines Sank the Law. Special by United Press ïFïre Washington, Feb. 28:—Austria has officially denied that one of her sub marines sank the American schooner Lyman M. Law, Ambassador Penfield at Vienna, cabled the State Depart ment today. I The captain of the Law. in report ing the sinking, explained that the submarine bore neither flag nor number. This fact coupled with the fact that the attack occurred in the Mediterranean, led to official belief that the warship was Austrian, and was looked upon as a grave compli cation of Austrian-American rela tions. The message to the State De partment today while relieving some what Austrian tension, tended to tighten the German-American strain, since it is believed if the attacking submarine was not Austrian, it prob ably was German. The Law's cap tain, it was remembered, reported (that several of the submarine's crew j were Germans. The Austrian situation remains a puzzle though the government per mitted sufficient news to leak as to show that It Is preparing for a break, and that Ambassador Penfield Is quietly paving the way to get Amer ican consuls and citizens out of j Austria In case of a break. Y. M. H. A. DEBATING TEAM TO HAVE TRYOIIT SUNDAY • The members of the Perth Amboj Y. M. H. A. debating team will hold a tryout Sunday afternoon with ε "pick-up" team in preparation for tb< debate which will be held In Marci against the Bayonne team. The local men will take the affirmative of th< subject, "Resolved, That Universal Military Training be Made Compul sory In the United States." The de bate will be one of the several being conductcd In the Inter-Associatlor State Y. M. H. A. Debating League The elimination method will be used In this league. "COPPER WORKS NIGHT" AT THE Y. M. G. Α. T0NI6HT Tonight will be "Raritan Copper Works Night" at the local T. M. C. Α., at which time employes of that plant will have the full use of the building. More than 500 men are expected to take advantage of this offer to enjoy a night at the associa tion building. There will be bowling matches, basketball games, pool and billiard matches, swimming meets, roller skating exhibitions, boxing, wrestling and other sports. An elab orate program is being arranged for the entertainment which will be given in the "gym." Refreshments will be served by the women. The Y. M. C. A. orchestra will play. big si Bargains at STORES HERE SATURDAY Perth Amboy merchants are al ready making preparations for the unusual values which they will offer to the public on Saturday—Dollar Day. To say that all purchasers on that day will get their money's worth would be putting It mildly, for in many instances great values will be offered owing to the coming of spring and with it large quantities of stock. The Dollar Days which have been conducted in Perth Amboy during the past two or three years linger in the minds of those who have taken advantage of them as money saving days. Although practically every thing has gone up in price, the local merchants will make special efforts to give purchasers unusual bargains PASS BILLToR $400,000 TE INVESTIGATE FOOD PRICES Rpec.al to the BYΚ S lit Ο KEWS. Washington, Feb. 28.—The Housi today passed the Borland amendmen to the sundry civil bill, praviding fo $400,000 wherewith the federal tradi commission shall investigate enormou food prices. TURKS HMD PRESSED Special 63/ United Press Wire. London, Feb. 28:—British tWcpf are giving the retreating Turks be yond Kut-el-Amara no chance to re form their columns, the pursuit Is continuing and the retreating enemy forces are being engaged on three sides. Guaranteed Bewtnff Machines at Jensen's. ·"! Stats Ct All makes. «57-10-26-oew-tf-W· SMOBd Hand β Cylinder Everett SEXTON'S GARAGE 1 STREET Telephone 181 NOTICE! THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PERTH AMBOY. N. J. A eemi annual dividend of (6) six per cent, has been declared, payable March 1, 1917, to etockholders of record Feb ruary 26. 1917. ^^^JOHgJjO^OLRCaehler. in Automobiles ForHire in flh C. Johnson Qn "U TAXI SERVICE Ίυ 591 ι ^ VAN SYCKLE Limousins Tourtiur Cars and Tula tar or Nttkt EXPECT CONGRESS TO GIVE PRESIDENT POWER HE WANTS Special hy t/nited Press Wire. Washington, Feb. 28.—The House foreign affairs committer to day upheld President Wilson's request for power to meet the in· ternational situation—but with two important restrictions. .As the House bill now stands it provides for granting Presi dent Wilson, guns, gunners and $100,000,000—the guns and gunners to be used to "proteet shijts and citizens of the United States againat unlawful attack in their lawful and peaceful pursuits on the high seas." The three proposed amendments to strip Wilson of power to arm munitions ships were voted down as a sop to the entire munitions ships crowd. The committee report provided against using the federal war insurance bureau in insuring ships carrying munitions. The next step toward passage of the measure in the House is to get a rule for expeditious action. The House may Avait, however, upon senate action which is not due before late tonight or tomorrow. The House will, doubtless, pass the bill in view of the fact ι hat it makes use of the "other instrumentalities," that vague power which congress felt might encroach upon its war making rights and give the President too great power. Representative Shackelford's minority report—practically a peace at any price plea, closing with a prayer—said in part: "In my judgment my interest counsels that we should forego our rights to navigate the high seas, embraced in the war zones declared by Great Britain and Germany rather than to wage war to enforce such rights. However, if a majority shall hold a different view and our country shall be plunged into that insane war. then I shall of course, stand by my country to the last dollar and the last man. · · * May a merciful God guide us in this hour of peril." j A filibuster was brewing in the senate today threatening the bill giving the President authority wherewith to protect Americans and their rights. House members also were still gTudging as to the extent to which they should grant him power. It is expected finally, how ever, congress will give the President what he wants. The Berlin report that Germany still holds the Yarrowdale Americans prisoners, after weeks of misinformation on the subjeet; the apparent imminence of a break with Austria: Chancellor Betbr mann-IIollweg's belligerently interpreted speech against Americana, and above all, the clear-cut "overt act" in the Laconia case, all eery* to make Teuton-American relations more dangerous than for a long time. President Wilson, it was stated today, does not intend to caC an extra session at this time. Twq delegations of pacifists scheduled to see the President this afternoon. ] BRITISH EXPECT U, S, TO | iGT TO PROTECT RM& Special by Vnitei Press HVe. London, Feb. :8.—England expects America to act. Editorial comment In all newspapers reflected the attitude of the general public today that the Laconla cannot be construed other wise than an "overt act." With two Americans known to be among: the dead, the American em bassy was directing Its energy today to obtaining definite information whether the other sir Americans list ed In the Laconla's crew, were among the mleeing. Jap Ship Arrive* Safe. Special by UnlicJ Press Wire. New York, Feb. 28.—The Hudson Maru, Japanese steamship, which was] captured In the South Atlantic by a German commerce raider, arrived here today from Pernarabuco. Her captain declared stories Identifying the raider as the cruiser Vineta were un founded. He said he knew little of her but was positive she was a com merce vessel of about 5,000 tons. Berlin Justifies Sinking. Special by United Press Wire. Berlin, Feb. 28.—First editorial comment of German newspapers on the sinking of the Laconia. justified this latest example of the German au marliT^^^rfare^b^Bu^^^pg^n^ torpedoed. το report turn au. mil MILITARY ΤΜΜΙΜί GUUSE Special bu United Press IVlr·. Washington, Feb. 28.—The seuatl military committee today agreed to re. port the army bill, carry in* an amend· ment, providing for universal military training. STATE SUM MEET A meeting· of the State Strert Property Owners' Association wu held last night In the offices of Jacob Goldberger In State street. The mem bers were enthusiastic over the growth of the association, several neiw members being added last night, with the expectancy of many more in th· near future. The meetings In the director's room of the Raritan Trust Company, which has been offered to the association will be put off until the work on that building and the furnishing of th· room Is complete. The next meetm® will be held next Tuesday night.