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Perth Amboy Merchânts9 Cooperative Prosperity Sale Day Edition
WEATHER—Fair to night an«l tomorrow. Cooler tonight. Perth Amboy Evening news. LAST EDITION VOLUME XXXVII. No. 363. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1917 · TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES TWO CENTS PERTH AMBOY TODAY A MILLION DOLLAR CITY LOAN OVERSUBSCRIBED HERE IB IN NATION US WHOLE Great Credit Due Chairmai Lyon and His Band of Faithful Workers. OVER $1,030,000 HERE A. S. & R. Comes in With Biç Amount — All Subscribed Perth Amboyans. Perth Amboy—a million dollai elty! Living up to Its name of the Pace making City, Perth Amboy has no only subscribed to the amount ο Liberty Loan Bonds alloted to It tl&mely $996,000, but has passed thli total by $84,000, making a total sub ecrlbed in this city of $1,080,000. Testerday morning Perth Ambo; needed $165,000 to reach the mUlloi dollar mark which was being workei towards as the goal. Last nigh •hortly after 9 o'clock it was knowi that that mark had not o*ly beei reached but passed. Fund Is Boosted The local fund was greatly booetec and the million dollar subscrlptloi was made possible by the purcbaslni Of the American Smelting & Refinlni Company, through looal banks ο $128,000 worth of bonds. That th< company made the purchase in thli City is due to the efforts of Jesse Sea lllart. The entire $1,080,000 was sub scribed through local banks. Meeting Yesterday. Jtn spite of the adverse weathe conditions, representatives of varlou teaans working to get more Libert: Loan subscriptions, met in city hal àt » o'clock yesterday afternoon an< do their reports, showing abou $/0,000 more bonds subscribed to estarday. After some figuring It waj itlmated that Perth Amboy had sub cribed to $8S0,000. This amount wai ,<fr«rased almost entirely of Individ ttat •toiir.-ifp'i.locd·, att.'r inv" tlom having taken out bond·, as cor porations. The workers were hlghl] to teased ever this result and thali Ohairman, Adrian Lyon, was cheered and t rising vote of thanks given him because of his excellent guidance lr this campaign which ended so well. Banks Big Report. The First National Bank alone hai reported subscriptions amounting tc one-naif a million dollars. The cMiei three banks of the city were far f. m being inactive and it is lar& \j through their hard work that V « largo subscription was received her The Board of Trade teams whlcj •erved for two days as campaigners going all over the city to secure more Subscriptions cannot be given toe much credit and to former Judge Adrian Lyon, the general chairman ol the whole organization, the city mus1 (how their recognition of his syste matic work in having the parte ol Perth Amboy so well covered. The prudential Life Insurance Company'i tubscriptlon wai cheered at yester day afternoon's meeting togethei with the reports of the several teams. Bu United Près». Washington, June IB.—Secretary ol the Treasury McAdoo this afternoor formally announced the Liberty Loar Is greatly oversubscribed. in commenting upon the Libert] Loan he salj: "The Liberty Loan has been ovei subscribed. It is impossible to stat< t5e amount of over subscription at thle taonent, tout exact figures will be giv en out as rapidly as returns are re ceived at the Treasury Department. " The success of this loan Is a gen uine triumph for democracy. It is the unmistakable expression of Amerlca'E determination to carry this war foi of American rights and the reestablishment of peaco and lib erty throughout the world to à swift and successful conclusion. "I am deeply grateful to the bank, Β the business mpn, thé women o< erloa, the patrlotlo organization! the people In general, without Whose cordial cooperation and en thusiastic support success could not have been won. It has been an inspir ing campaign and it has had a glorious flnish. The over subscription according to Robert W. Woolley, director of pub licity for the loan, "probably would reach a billion dollars." Telegrams pouring in to the Liberty Loan bureau just before noon were eloquent in their terseness. These messages from New York, Richmond, Baltimore and other federal reserve districts picture glowingly long lines of persons standing before bank *rindow8 In every section of the country, awaiting anxiously their chance to do their financial bit "driv ing the golden nail In autocracy's coffin." (Continued on page 6.) 1010 MAXWELL, A No. 1 shape — «400 Will demonstrate anywhere. SEXTON'S GARAGE HOTEL MAHLER, , Keansburg, N. J. - European and American Plan. Home of the Most Famous Shore Dinners Cafe and Grill Cabaret and Dancing ■perlai I<n (lacement· to ClnbB ud Parties. 4(1 Automobiles Fortlire in (in C. Johnson nh TAXI SERVICF Ίυ 1 PROPOSED JUKE BUD6EI_FIGI)RE5 $375,027 Must be Raised Here for Municipal Cur rent Expenses. The total amount of money to be raised here for municipal current ex , penses Is now estimated at $37 6,027. A proposed supplementary mid-year budget involving appropriations ag gregating $9$,602 was framed to a ; certain degree at α special commit tee meeting of the Board of Aldermen ; last night. The total amount of the December budget for 1917 was $369, 426. With estimated credits of $98, r 000, this left $276,426 to be raised by taxation. The Tatter amount may be •welled by $98,602, plus the annual school appropriation of $167,000 If the ' tentative budget considered last night is adopted as proposed. Indications are that Introduction and final pass age of the supplementary budget, ex cepting that involving school appro priations, will be deferred until June ; 26 and July 2. The school budget will . probably be Introduced at an adjourn , ed meeting of the Board of Aldermen ton 1er ht. Proposed Figures 1 The proposed additional appropria tions under the supplementary bud get are as follows: Sinking fund, which received 1110,000 In Decem ber, 175,000; the Hfcrbor Board, which received $4,600 In December, ! $2,250; grade crossing elimination, . $527; police court, which received I $53,600 in December, $11,000; print ing and stationery, which received ; $8,500 In December, $2,000; atpeets and sewers account, which received 1 $44,000 In December, $8,00; Are ac ' count, which received $26,000 la De cember, $3,000; library account, which receive —17,735 in Decem ber, - »c , Health paralysis TERR fWS&a re cilved ΐΓβΟΟ in DecMuBer, $1,025, making a total of $$«,603. ¥"or Sinking Pond. -· The proposed sinking fund appro priation of $75,000 will probafoly have to be provided for under the law, to help cover up a deficit needed for maturing bonds. The harbor board needs $2,360 to complete public dock repairs. It le claimed that $537 is needed to cover up a deficit in the grade crossing account. The polloe account Is ahort $8,000, which was given to the Home Defense League. This sum and about $3,000 In addition for a motor conveyance for police of ficials and for the addition of two or three patrolmen will probably be ap propriated. The printing account is short about $2,000 because of expendi tures in printing large financial state ments. The streets and sewers and fire accounts are short $3,000 and $2,000, respectively, owing to the high cost or labor and material. The added fire appropriation is needed for a pro posed raise In pay to the firehouse anltors. The Board of Trustees of he library asked for $2,500 to equip the library auditorium and to estab lish a branch of the library. They will probably receive $1,800 for equip ment of the auditorium. The budget does not Include such amounts as $500 for July 4, and other larger sums for garbage, the ppor, for parks and other projects that were ί the last June budget. FOOD CONTROL BY PEOPLEJS LIKELY Public May Take Place of Con gress In Control of Food Supply. By ffhited Prête. Washington, June 16—Food con trol by the people lnate&d of by qon groes may be necessary—at least for edibles derived from the first harvest. Pttbllo opinion may be the only ' power Herbert Hoover food adminis trator will have behind him to dl- ' reot the conservation and dlstrlibu- 1 tlon of life's necessities this year. 1 Congress Is in a rut from which only a miracle can dislodge It In time ' to pass the bUr food nnntrol bill, 1 whioh Hoover and President Wilson wants by July 1. But thfre appears to be a general ι apathy towards congress, which only direot actloh by the President and the ! country will be able to change. In J the House where the bill comes up ' for debate Monday, Republicans have been blocking progress on It. In the I Senate It Is the Démocrate who are 1 standing In the way of this most Im portant pioce of legislation. ι The House will pass the bill In s 1 week, but the bitterness of senate op- 1 position illustrated by the attacks > made on the measure yesterday by 1 Senator Reed of Missouri, augurs III for prompt action in the upper . branch. I JOIN IN EMBARGO By United ■Preatf - Buenos Aires, June 16.—Paraguay « and Uruguay today formally an- « nounced embargo against transporta tion of flour or wheat from their bor ders. J " < K.T1W » nOTERSOW. Undertakers and embalroers. High j Class Service. Moderate .Charge·. âu"o I or Coaches. Chapel and Morsrtoe. 413 ι Bast Ave, Phone 261. lu at Night ' GREAT PROSPERITY PARADEJQMORROW Flag Raising at the City Hos pital Will Start Campaign for $65,000. HOSPITAL CAMPAIGN WEEK'S PROGRAM Saturday, June 11, 2:80 P. M., Prosperity Parade and Flap Kale· ing. open City Hoepltal $65,000 campaign. Sunday, June 17. Announce ment of campaign from the Sit of every church in Perth Am oy. Monday, June 18. ί. P. M. Opening Dinner of the Campaign In the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium. Mayor TenBrpeck will turn the k«j[s to the city over to the vol r ^ ... α Ί Tuesday, June 19. li " Noon. Workerr-wUl «ret their "ammuni tion" at Campaign Headquarters In the T. M. C. A. building, and the quest will be on. Wednesday, June 20. 12 Noon. Initial Noon Day Rally Luncheon In tile Y. M. C. A. Gymnasium. First reports will be made. Dally thereafter (except Sunday) for one wee!: these noon rallies will be held. V ' Everything Is In readiness for the mammoth prosperity parade and Bag raising on the City Hospital grounds tomorrow afternoon, whloh two events will usher In the big one week "drive" for $65,000 for the hospital. The pageant will move promptly at 2:30 o'clock from the city hall on High street and will wend Its way down High to Smith out Smith to State to Washington, to New Bruns- - wick avenue, thence out New Bruns wick avenue to the hospital grounds. The parade will be followed by the flag raising, the exercises for which follow: Judge Cary to Speak. Presentation speech by Judge Robert Carey, of Jersey City, on be half of the donor, W. Parker Run yon. Speech of acceptance by former fodge Adrian Lyon on behalf of the hospital. Mayor John F. TenBroeck w!!1 preface the addressed with a few words of welcome ard felicitations. The speech making will be fol lowed by the hoisting of the stars and stripes to the top of a flag staff, es pecially constructed for the occasion by Jacob Duenwald and presented to the hoepltal by Olover W. Ramsay Ètnd Edwin G. Fraser. (Continued on page 1A.) PRESIDENT SIGNS 3 BILLION WAR BUDGET MEASURE Washington, June IB.—President Wilson today signed the gigantic ;hree billion war budget bill. Signing of the bill by the President itarted off the greatest single series >f contract signings In world hls :ory. For weeks contracts with nanuiacturers throughout the coun :ry for ehoos, uniforms, lumber, in !act all things Immediately needed for he government for its new army and enlarged navy establishments, have iwaited the momentous time when he President would pen his name to his measure. These contracts could not be signed intil the President put his signature ο the bill. Money now Is Immediately availa ble for thé great army, navy and ι ihlpping work ahead of tho govel-n-^ nent. Soldiers and sailors may be >aid while In training, contracts let ο concerna all over the country may >e signod. Shipping work which has been rreatly embarrassed because of un lertAinty over the appropriation of 1750,000,000 for building and buying ill vessels possible with the greatest laste, can now go forward. De enses of the country Including tre nendous work upon the Panama ca lal, can now be accomplished. IBERTY BONU SELLS ABOVE PAR ON STOCK EXGHAN6E New Tork, June 16—The first Llb rty Bond «old on the New York stock xchange sold above par. Daughters of Isabella will hold their econd annual festival and dance to lghtatPaiace Hall. I177H-6-15-U* CQI VAN SYCKLE in I Limousine Touring Car* 'asd Taxi*. Dajr or mgliL I DEAD, BOY DYING TOLL OF ACCIDENTS Man Killed by R. R. Locomotive! —Boy Dying After an Auto Mishap. One person was killed, one la dying and several are nurelng minor In juries as the result of accidents here during the past twenty-four hours. Findings of the police and Coroner IS. J. Mullen Indicate that Alexander Wytlaz, forty-eight* years old, a Rus sian, of 200 Pulaski avenue, was fatally oruehed between the tank of a locomotive and a door at the Le high Valley roundhouse here late last night. He died about thirty min utes after he had been found. Wytla», who was α section gang worker, was riding on the water tank of pnglne Νό. 740 at the time It was claimed he was orushed, Patrolman Kasprzak was Informed. John Bod garekl, of Pulaski avenue, reported to the officer that he had seen Wytla· get on an engine tender and ride. He declared that as the locomotive was Delà» VtH ley roundhouse tt> go on α turntable Wytlaz was squeezed between the tender and roundhouse door. The victim was carried on the tank to a distance of about thirty feet south of the turntable, where he toppled oft. The prostrate form of the victim was picked up by Walter 13oglnskl. Despite all medical attendance procured, Wy tlaz lived but about thirty minutée. Coroner Mullen Investigated the ac cident and gave a permit for removal of the body. Charles Hill, fourteen years old, steipson of Victor J. IJnck, a chauffeur living In Newark, was probably fatal ly Injured when run down by a light roadster automobile driven by Stan ley W. Stern, twenty-seven years old, of Newark, on Amboy avenue here albout Β o'olock this morning. The lad Is now In the city hospital In an un conscious condition. It Is believed he has a fractured skull and Internal In juries. Physicians iiold little hope for his recovery. Young Hill accompanied his father on one of the Wagner pastry wagons h ι Newark this morning. As he started to run across Amboy avenue after alighting from the machine In charge of his father he espied Stern driving toward him. Stern told the police afterward that he had sounded α warning signal, that the boy hesi tated for a second and then resumed his course. Stern swerved his machine to one side but was unable to avoid the accffent, the center of ttie radiat or striking the lad and knocking him itonp pavement. Stern used his machine to convey the boy to the hospital, after and" later accompanied Linck to police headquarters where both told of the accident. Stern was paroled until wanted. BRITISH OIE ANOTHER RAPID BLOW "Ί HT ENEMY GAINING ALL OBJECTIVES RECORD URGES 1 CHANGE IN DIRECT HUM UW AT CONVENTION HERE TODAY'S PROGRAM EOR STATE CHAMBER CONVENTION Y. M. O. A. Building. Retail Affairs Program. Morning Session, 0 O'clock. Guy Hubbard, Advertising Critic, Dry Goods Economist—"Ad vertising. G. A. Smith, Chief Window Dresser, U. S. Rubber Co.—"Window Dressing." James W. Fiske, Manager, Retail Department of Associated Ad vertising Clubs of the World—"Cooperative Merchandising." Afternoon Session, 1:80 O'clock. W. H. Ingereoll, Robert H Ingersoll & Bro.—"Simplified Ac counting for Retailers." Frank H. Young, National Retail Dry Goods Association—"Re tail Credits and Collections." Prof. G. P. Krwin, University of Wisconsin—"Salesmanship." Serious Phases of Primary .Election Law—Open Discussion 2 o'clock. 1 Housing Program, ι Y. M. C. A. Building, 8 O'Olock, P. M. Lawrence Veiller, National Housing Association—"Essentials of Good Housing." Henry Richardson, President, Richardson Scales Co.—"Good Housing and Industrial Efficiency." Miles W. Beeraer, Secretary N. J. Tenement House Commission— "The Improvement of Tenement House Conditions In New Jersey." At this afternoon's session of the State Chamber of Commerce here to day, George L. Record exhibited food for thought when he voiced strong opposition to any change of the ex isting direct primary law. Hie talk, a part of tho discussion on the pri mary laws, was forcibly given and conveyed to the chamber of Com merce officials strong arguments why the direct primary law should stand as It does. Assemblyman Elmer H. Oerun, sponsor for the existing pri mary lai, wiu-ai'stt en> of tho afternoon. ■ " Mr. Record said In part of hie bit ter opposition to changing the present direct primary law: "I am profound ly disturbed by. the fact that the State Chamber of Commerce has announced what It has pleased to term 'An In UKORGE L. REOOKI). vestlgation of the Working·» of the Di rect Primary In New Jersey.' I have no ijieana of knowing the motives of the officials of the state chamber who have Inaugurated this Investigation, but the effect of It Is to play into the hands of the machine politicians and the public utility interests which they represent In this state. "Responsible men are chargeable with the probable consequence of their actions. Upon this basis, if the state chamber goes ahead with its alleged investigation of the direct primary, the friends of that great reform, will be Justified in treating this commercial organization as the tool or ally of the Interests which seek to control our politics for private profit. "In the first place, there Is no more demand from any responsible quarter for an investigation of the direct pri mary than there is for an Invcstlga- j tlon of the Ten Commandments. There has been no act of the Legisla ture in recent years that has met with i such widespread approval, as the dl- 1 rect primary law passed in tho first year of Governor Wilson's administra tion. The Investigator employod by1 State Chamber of Commerce found' tho newspapers unanimous in their' opposition to any substantial change ' in the direct primary. Investigation of System. "Under theso circumstances for the State Chamber of Commerce to commence an Investigation of this pri mary sytem is in Itself susplolous. rhls suspicion is Increased by the se lection of the man chosen to make this Investigation. Ho spent an hour and a half with mo at the commence ment of his Investigation. Although he professed at the beginning of the interview an entire impartiality as to the direct primary and evon an ignor ance of Its prlciplo and working, our discussion revealed to me the fact i.hat his own opinion was extremely hostile to the whole direct primary idea. "This conviction la revealed by α ι study of his preliminary report which 'rom first to last is so shaped up as ;xclte In the mina of the reader the idea that the direct primary le a (allure. "The newspapers of the state will be nterested to know that among; the rec- < ommendatlons of this ' Investigator were that the newspapers should be deprived Qf the Jjuslnese of adver tising the primary elections, and that Ο. W. RAMSAY, President Perth Amboy Hoard of Trade. laws should be passed limiting the ex penditure of money to literature sent out by mall. Whether this blow at the newspapers Is prompted by the fact, apparent In his report, that the news papers of the state are almost unan imous In favor of the direct primary, I do not pretend to say. "The final conclusion of the long re port submitted by this Investigator Is oractly the conclusion that would have been dictated by the machine politicians and the managers of the public utility Interests of tho state If ;hey had had the power to dictate hie conclusions. "These conaluslons are that tho party committees, otherwise the par (Continuer) on ρβϊβ .β) Haig Makes Another Smash Between Ypres and Comines for Another Advance. 150 PRISONERS ARE TAKEN Guns Also Captured — Whole German Line There is Lii in Danger. Bv Όnifed Press. London, June 15—Field Marshal Halg drove forward In another rapid blow at the German lines In the "bot tle-neck" between Ypres and Com ines, gaining "all objectives," ac cording to his report today. One 1 hundred and fifty prisoners and a number of howitzers, with seven ma· mhlne guns, were captured. Ei fny Quickly Overcome. "South of Messines astride the Ypres-Comlnee canal, we attacked yesterday," the British army com mander reported. "The enemy wae qulokly overcome. Our whole objeo tlvo was gained and with the locality 150 prisoners, a number of howit zers and seven machine guns were taken. The Ypres-Comlnes canal αίοηφ which Halg has achieved this follow up victory to that of Messines Rldg« forma the northern angle Une of tri angle at which Comines Is the point. At Comines the canal Joins with tht river Lys along which Halg has aU ready been steadily advancing. The two water ways make α slowly con verging "bottleness" and cut the en closed German troops off from quick m η Tram on f British patrols and even cavalry troop· are advancing today along the Belgium front between the River Ly and St. Yves, from which the Germans have retreated perclpltately, endeavoring to locate new Teuton positions and to ascertain If this ireat is the beginning of reUrwavsiO. '"«rely a I recent BrltZeii ««*«**■ Moreover; Gen. Ho Ig·. in taek In the Arrae sector, ..... rled, on a front of nearly α mile, po« sltlons which he had stormed before on a number of occasions, and which his troops were never able to take. British. War Progress. By Dn«ed I'reii. London, June IB.—Since the war started England has captured 76,0i7 prisoners and since July It has retak en 600 square miles of territory from the enemy and captured on the west front along 434 guns, according to es timates read In the House of Common· today by J. I. Macpherson, M. P. He said of the prisoners listed 10,900 alone had been taken In Mesopotamia· since July 1918. Merchant Cruiser Sunk Bv United Pre·». London, June IB.—The armed merchant cruiser Avenger was. tor» pedoed and sunk In the North sea Wednesday night, the Admlrsjty an nounced today. All except one o4 those aboard were saved. NOTICH . St. Peter's Cadets will assemble at the Parish House promptly at 1:1B p. m. tomorrow (Saturday) to take nart IS the parade. A. HANSEN. 11780-6-15-lt* $1,000 GIVEN AWAY I need capital for business purpose·. Will sacrifice 2 family house, Ideal loca tion; worth is.eoo. Will sell for |4,«O0. Pays nearly 9 per cent, on Investment. Addrees M. W. 8., care News. t< "ν MAYOR PROCLAIMS PROSPERITY DAY To All Good People of Perth Amboy and of Middlesex Ceunty, Greet ings: Whereas, The Perth Amboy City Hospital Is an Institution of healing, and one that does work which Is of great value to Perth Am boy, Middlesex county, and many other places adjacent thereto, and Whereas, Leading citizens of Perth Amboy and Middlesex county regard the hospital as among the chief assets of the city and coui%y, and Whereas, Some of the mostactlve and influential çltizens of Perth Amboy and other cities, towns and villages In Middlesex county have volunteered their services as workers In the campaign which Is to be | launched next Monday, June 18, for the purpose of raising $65,000 In j one week for the hospital, and / Whereas, Providence has blessed Perth Amboy and Middlesex county bounteously In this present time, bo that both the city and county are in a highly prosperous condition. Now, Therefore, as Mayor of the City of Perth Amboy, and as a loyal citizen of Middlesex county, I hereby set apart next Saturday, June 16, to he known and celebrated as Prosperity Day, and I do hereby call on all the good people of Perth Amboy and of other parts of Middlesex county to aid in making the occasion memorable In the annals of Eastern New Jersey by participating in or witnessing the great Prosperity Parade and Flag-raising, which Is to be held In Perth Amboy at 2:30 o'clock on the afternoon of Saturday; June 16. J. F. TENBROECK, Mayor of Perth Amboy. GENUINE $8.00 BANCOCKS SPECIAL $3.98 DOBBS' MILLINERY STORE, 812 State Street hlappy? Of Course He Is He has just put in his win ter's coal supply—the cold weather holds no terrors for him. Nor is this all. He Bought Our Coal and he has the comfortable assurance that he bought the best. Phone ua your order John W. Olsen Go, Bertrand Ave. Phone 336 Perth Amboy Trust Co. 147 Smith St. Help Y our Country and Make Money for Yourself .Uncle Sam must have the money QUICKLY to build thousands of food and munition-carrying ships, tp faise, equip and maintain an army of 1,000,000 men} ,to give us a smashing big navy—in short, to enable our country to carry on its share of the great war for the FREEDOM OP THE WORLD. YOU can do YOUR part by lending the Government some of your savings. Invest now in one or more of the Liberty Loan Bonds. You will be helping yourself while you help your country. The bonds pay 3Vfe% Interest and are as good as gold. There is an easy payment plan. For example, if you want to buy one of the $50 bonds, you can make your payments at this bank, as follows : 2% when you buy the bond $ 1.00 18% on June 28, 1917 0.00 20% on July 30, 1917 10.00 30% on Aug. 15, 1917 15.00 30% on Aug. 30, 1917 15.00 $50.00 The bonds will be dated June 15, 1917, and will run for 30 years, when the Government will repay the principal. Twice a year the owner will receive inter est at the rate of 3y2% a year. Gome in and let us help you to help yourself, your country and humanity.