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WKATHER— Increae
hig cIoadinPM to·
night. Thursday un
settled. Probably
showers. Moderate
southwest winds.
Perth Amboy Evening news.
Vlust Fight Germans With the
Boches' Own Murderous
Weapons, Says London.
Artillery Activity, Violent in Na
ture, Only News from the
Front in France.
By United Pre»·.
London, Oct. 3—England has about
decided today that once again it must
fight the Germans with Boches own.
weapons of frlghtfulness. The public
iemand for reprisals over German ci
ties for the work of German airmen
3ver London and coatst counties, ap
proach the point of a nation-wide cry.
Authoritative, reports today had it
:hat the government was practically
ready awaiting only decision of mil
itary authorities to put a formidable
reprisal program Into force.
The proponents of a strict eye for
?ye and tooth for tooth reprisal plan,
pointed out forcibly that for weeks
England and the other Allies early in
the war endured the German fright
fulness of poisoned gas before it was
reluctantly determined that for the
safety of its manhood the inventors
if this ghastly form of warfare must
be fought with their own weapons.
The same was true of the German re
vival of Greek liquid fire.
Mutual Artillery Fire.
5 y United Press.
London, Oct. 3—Mutual artillery
fire east of Ypres during the n.'ght
*Tae all Field Marshal Haig reported
today from the British front.
Frcnch Shell Baden.
By Vnited Près*.
Paris, Oct. 3—Baden has been
bombed by French aviators, today's
official statement announced.
Germans Wa^te Men.
British Front in France and Bel
gium, Oct. 3—With tho Kritiah hnlri
tacks, thenBnN^Wm^^H
been bitter ones for the Ge™®
along- the Ypres battle front. Not
only have they suffered a stingiftg de
feat, but their losses in men have
been tremendous.
In six night attacks south of the
Fpres-Roulers Railway in the neigh
borhood of Zonnebelce Monday, the
Germans were repulsed. Two more
:ounter attacks were attempted
igainst the British lines between the
lortheast corner of Polygon Wood
ind the Menin road, but as with three
heavy assaults during the day, the
enemy was smashed by artillery and
rifle fire.
Rilled in Action
3il I nit ed Près·.
Washington, Oct. 8:—Lieut. G. T.
Howe, medical officers reserve corps,
ivas killed in action September 28
vhile on duty with British forces in
Prance, the adjutant general an
îounced today. His emergency ad
Iress is care Marion Endicott-Howe,
154 Beacon street, Boston, Mass.
To Confer in Paris
iy United Pre»#.
London, Oct. 3:—An Allied confer
ence at Paris to deal with the treat
ment of enemy goods in territories
jeeupied by Allies is to be held short
y, was announced today. ^
Yfolen t Λ rt dk /y fire·
By Unit*d Prt/is.
Paris, Oct. S.—\'iolent artillery fire
it night, especially at Hill 304, was re
)orted around the Meuse sector in to
lay's official report. Sharp patrol en>
ragements occurred there.
No Peace Talk.
8y United Prtsa.
London, Oct. 8.—"Let us gnash our
eeth and not say a word about peace
intil the bloody work Is done and vic
ory is ours," is what Field Marshal
ron Hindenburg replied to a telegram
Df congratulations on hie seventieth
birthday, according to an Exchange
relegraph dispatch today from Arn
"This must be the motto of the whole
German people," the German com
nander asserted.
Undertakers and Embalmere. High
"lass Service Auto or Coaches. Ohap
sl and Morgue, 4 22 East Ave. Phone
558. Day or Nlgrht.
FOR SALE <#·#%#
SEXTON'S GARAGE ^'hone'181.
5TETS0N HATS i«b»en
iold b> "JOHNNY" SLOBGDIcni
Local Rate $1.90, but With
School, Road, Etc., Amount
is Boosted to $2.82.
Rate Here is Increase Over Last
Year and the Year
Before That.
The tax rate for Perth Amboy this
year will be approximately 2.82 on
$100 valuation. This Is made up as
follows: City tax, about 1.90; county
tax, about .68; state school tax, about
.26; state road tax, about .01.
In yesterday's edition of the
EVENING NEWS It was stated that
the tax rate for the city would be
2.92. The corrected figure makes
this 2.82, or the total tax that per
sons In this city will have to pay for
real and personal property. Of this
amount, 1.90 will be α strictly local
tax, while the remainder goes to
make up the county budget and the
State road and school taxes, accord
ing to a city authority this morning.
The total amount to be raised for
the city is $608,627.61, which, divid
ed by the ratable· for the city, of
$26,776,266, makes a tax rate of ap
proximately 1.90 for the city alone.
The taxpayer of the city, then, pays
for his local tax and is also called
upon to pay for taxes to raise the
county budget, the state road tax and
the school tax, Imposed by the state.
The total tax to be raised In the
city is $776,014.18. Of this amount
one per cent., or $26,776.26, Is for
the state road tax, to help pay for
the tremendous improvement to the
state highways during the year and
those in contemplation. Then, too,
there Is the olty's share of the state
school tax, or $63,566.45. Then comes
the county tax share for the city, or
$177,148.81. All of these together,
with the strictly local tax, make the
grrand total, whioh, divided by the
city's ratables, make the total tax
rate $2.82 per $100 valuation.
One of the reasons for the Increase
in local tax, members of the party In
power claim, Is inherited expenses
and bille which came to them from
a previous administration, which
compel the present administration to
pay for certain Improvements and
acquisitions made by the city In years
There was a general denial on the
part of those who discussed the mat
ter, of any fault of the present city
administration for the Increase, as
they claim to hame run municipal
affairs on economic lines, without any
great expenditure of moneys for im
provements or running expenses. The
largest part of the great increase Is
brought about by tho very appreciable
Increase In the county tax budget, and
the additional of the entirely new state
road tax. The state school tax Is
smaller this year than last.
While, of course, the correction of
the city authorities is correct, taxpay
ers of this city are nevertheless to pay,
a tax rate of $2.82, on the hundred
dollars, whereas they paid $2-50 last
year, and $2.19 in the year previous.
®V United Pre»».
New York, Oct. 8—Twenty-two In
dictments against men charged with
making α false canvass of votes In
New York's mayoralty primaries,
were returned today by the grand
The Indictments were handed to
Judge Mulqueen In the court of gen
eral sessions. Assistant District At
torneys Olcott and Wallace, who pre
sented evidence to the grand jury,
refused to give any hint of the Identity
of those under Indictment. The
Brand jury's investigation is contin
Stf United Pre»».
London, Oct. 8—England tightened
eloseiy today the food blockade drawn
♦round Germany by prohibiting expor
tation of all products except printed
matter to all neutrals except Spain.
The step Is not alone a modification
^existing measures to stop sending
"lilies to Germany, but a move of
^-vatlon of England's own sup
Members of the Perth Amboy W.
fr. U. going to the annual conven
n of the Middlesex County Wom
's Christian Temperance Union at
uth River tomorrow will meet at
(ith and State streets at 9:80 o'clock
the morning and from there they
1 go over by trolley to that place,
^.lere will be two sessions during the
day commencing at 10 o'clock. The
convention will be held in the South
River Methodist church.
will be given for any tire which
has blown out where we repaired It.
"Let George Do It"
1916 and 1917 Furo Touring Cars In
A-l condition. Good buy to quick
buyers. Call ",J r-entrnl Garage.
Notice to Dra'ted and
Enlisted Members of
*>o Ambo Tribe, No. 65,
Improved Order Red M erf—
The Tribe has agreed to pay your .
Hues while you are serving Uncle 6am, j
providing your dues are paid up to
October 1st. 1917.
Tlds up-to-the-minute η our picture shows the opening of the second
7 .Γ'^ *<MU1 campaign. Secretary of the Treasury William O. McAdoo
(right) lias Just hoisted the liberty loan Hag oil Cleveland's Public Square
m the fampàign opening, and Is Belling the first bond of the issue to Tria
Speaker (left), the Cleveland American League Club's star outfielder.
IS $1,494,000
fv United Prêts.
New York, Oct. 3.—The quota»
were assigned cities and counties
In the second federal reserve dis
trict for the Liberty Loon today.
Middlesex County's quota is $&,
719, BOO, and Perth Am boy's fl,
In addition to "Big: Bill" Edwards,
of New York, and Willard I. Hamil
ton, secretary of the Prudential In
surance Company, the speakers and
meetings committee of the local Lib
erty Loan campaign has secured
Captain Pierre LeCompte De Nuoey, a ;
French soldier, to speak at a large
mass meeting .which will be held In'
the high school auditorium Monday;
night ]
Both Mr. Edwards and Mr. Hamilton
are too well known to need any Intro-1
ductlon but the Frenoh soldier, who ;
returns to France on October 10 is a
personage about whom but little has
been heard here.
Captain De Nuoey has been three
years In the trenches, being connected
with the medical branch of the French '
army. He Is in this country as a mem- '
ber of the French commission and Is
now at Rockefeller Institute working
in connection with the war hospital.
Captain De Nuoey Is expected to make
an appeal and give an account such l
as could be done only by one who has |
been In the thick of the flglit, seen the
horrors of war and know what a
great deal sufficient funds have to do
with a victorious fight. The ï'renih,
officer Is a forceful speaker and his
presence alone should draw a record
breaking crowd.
Members of all lodges, societies and
organizations of any kind are extend- ;
ed a special invitation to attend Mon
day night's meeting in order that the
high school auditorium may be filled,
to capacity wnen ineso inree ui«
speakers begin to address the audi
The time has come when personal
engagements and social functions are
a secondary thought and every call
Issued requesting the citizens of this
city to attend a patriotic meeting
should now be met with the greatest
response. Such a patriotic request has
been made of the people of this city
by the Second Liberty Loan commit
tee and it depends upon the residents
of Perth Amboy whether this meeting
Is to be a great success or a failure.
The Liberty Loan committee Is com
posed of men, most of whom are en
gaged In other business of great im
portance, but who have pledged them
selves to assist the government by
boosting the sale of bonds even
though It means a great amount of
additional iifork to them as well as the
doing away with any pleasures which
they might snatch during leisure hours.
Surely if these few men can devote
almost all of their time, both day and
night, to this worthy cause, the res
idents of Perth Amboy can cancel any
other engagements for Monday night,
attend this Liberty Loan meeting, hear
good speakers, get an idea of Just how
much this great war is oosting the
United States, how the soldiers now In
service must have funds in order to
wage a successful campaign against
German aristocracy and hear from the
lips of a man belonging to the ranks of
one of the greatest fighting bodies in
the world Just what conditions are and
how every dollar can assist in winning
the war. .
Albert Leon, chairman, of the Four
Minute Men committee in this city,
has sent out an urgent call for all
members of this committee to be pres
ent at a meeting to be held at 8
o'clock In City Hall tonight. The Four
Minute Men of Perth Amboy have been
particularly assigned by the Liberty
Loan committee to the duty of putting
this Becond bond issue before the peo
ple In the speeches which will be made
at the various play and moving picture
houses here.
eu United Pre»».
Washington, Oct. S—Shipping ex
perts here are more than ever con
vinced that America will face a dearth
of tonnage the coming year so serious
as to prevent movement of more than
600,000,000 tone of shipping annually
of 1918.
Joint warnings of Sir Joseph Ma
clay, British shipping controller and
Lord Northcliffe that there must be
500,000,000 tons of shipping annually,
do not go unheeded here. American
government heads say they realize
just as fully as their British Alliée
what the submarine situation was and
Is. But, such men as Secretary of
the Navy Daniels and Admiral Benson
declare that there Is no occasion for
becoming hysterical and that the sub
marine situation "is more satisfac
Preferably over 35 years; general of
fice work; business experience neces
eary. Apply by letter stating experi
ence and salary. Address L. D.. care
Perth Amboy Hardware for Stove
pipe. lS871-»-2S-6t·
6u United Ρτλμλ,
Washington, Oct. 8—Organiza
by voluntary enlistment or draft of
an additional unit of the quarter
masters corps of the National Army
has been directed by the President,
the war department announced today.
The organizations and miscellaneous
personnels to be raised and main
tained are:
Six quarter master motor supply
trains, thirty-two motor truck compa
nies, and a miscellaneous pesonnel
consisting of 20,600 non-commission
ed officers and enlisted men.
The organization of the additional
force Is directed under authority of
the act approved May 18, 1917.
The President also has directed the
organization of three additional me
chanical repair shops, each with the
following personnel:
One major, Ave ceptains, twenty
four first lieutenants, twenty-four
second lieutenants.
Meeting \ I g h < κ Open In H*d Men'· Hall:
1st and 3rd Monday; Every Tuesday
1st and 3rd Wednesday
Apply Km·· 8. Smith, 408 High St., or
News Office.
Perth Amboy Hardware for fresh
batteries. 13S71-9-27-6t·
To the President and Officers of All
Fraternal and Social Organizations
You are urged to issue a call to your members to meet
and attend in a body tlio
Patriotic Liberty Loan Mooting
to be held at
Monday Evening October 8 at 8 o'clock
Capt. Pierre Le Comte De Nuoey, of the French Army,
Hon. William H. Edwards, Collector of Internal Revenue,
New York,
Hon. Willard I. Hamilton, Secretary Prudential Insurance Co.,
If you cannot go to the trenches yourself, help the boys
that are. The more you help, the quicker the Avar will end.
Show by Your Presence That You Are a Patriotic
American Gitisen
New Ordinance Governing Con
trol of Saloons, Etc., Passed
by Board Last Wight.
Objects to Many Clauses in
Board's Ordinance as Com
pared With His Own.
After tie expected wrangling and
argument, the Board of Excise Com- I
mlssioners last night passed an ordl- |
nance, governing the control of sa
loons and hotels, as well as billiard :
and bowling parlors in the city, on
third and final reading, making the !
new ordinance, the present governing
matter for excise affairs in the city, to
replace the old ordinance, and the
one submitted by Commissioner James
J. Flynn several weeks ago, as well.
The vote on the adoption of the ordl
nance was four to one, Commissioner
Flynn voting against it, and Commis- I
sioners Lucas, Koyen, Bird and Pres
ident Mullen for It. i
At the completion of the reading :
Commissioner Flynn arose and flayed
the new ordinance as an injustice to ;
the people of the city and to the !
saloonkeepers as well. He claimed !
that under the new ordinance It is !
possible to "etick" a saloon anywhere '
despite the remonstrance of persons I
owning property nearby who might I
object. He claimed that there is no
200-foot rule In the ordinance, and
that consents and remonstrances of
persons owning property nearby are
not made necessary.
Commissioner Lucas said that the
state laws cover the 200-foot rule
with regard to echools and churches
and that the city ordinance would :
not have to cover the same ground. !
Commissioner Flynn came back
with the statement that the board
has It within Its power to put a sa
loon anywhere, and that the ruling
is injurious to the people.
Commissioner Bird came out with
the suggestion that he would like to
make a resolution that In a caucus
session of the board, held prior to
the meeting, he would like to have a
regularly elected member or repre
sentative of the Liquor Dealers' As
sociation and a member of the police
force present.
Flynn asked why the rule calling
for tlie signatures of property owners
was cut out, and President Mullen
said that because of the complica
tions arising In court matters con
cerning the board, they had been
forced to verify all signatures on pe
titions or remonstrations, that they
might know that they were true ones.
He said in order that the action of
the board should be unhampered by
legal action the clause had been
Then Commissioner Flynn asked
why his pet clause in his own ordi
nance, calling for the personal ap
pearance of all applicants for li
censes, or transfers or renewals, had
been omitted In the newer ordinance.
Commissioner Bird said that he
agreed on the clause and It was sug
gested that Flynn make an amend
ment to the new ruling, to be passed
upon at the next meeting. He ex
plained that his idea in placing the
clause was to make sure that there
was an interested party In the busi
ness, and that the breweries wero not
securing the place under the name
of a dummy.
The ordinance was then passed on
the four to one vote. Several renew
als of saloon, bottling and hotel li
censes were granted last night, as
well as one transfer.
Toklo, Oct. 3—Japan has offered
the United States use of cargo vessels
totalling 100,000 tons in return for
a modification of the American export
embargo on eteel, the newspaper
Nichl Nichl declared today. 1
$2,000,000 FOR BELGIUM
Washington, Oct. 8:—A Joan of I
$2,000,000 to Belgium was announced 1
by the treasury department today.
This makes the total advanced to
Belgium by the United States $65,
000,000 and a grand total to all the
allies $2,518,400,000.
Knoxvllle, Tenn., Oct. 8:—Seven
teen thousand miners of the Ken
tucky-Tennessee coal fields district I
will return to work Monday after a
strike of nearly two months dura
tion, labor leaders announced today.
Tokio, Oct. 3:—The most destruc
tive typhoon and flood in twenty |
years today had destroyed thousands |
of buildings, rendered 40,000 home- ,
less, paralyzed railroads and ship
ping and done $3.000,000 damage in I
the city of Tokio alone. '
Many Enjoy Banquet.
The annual banquet of the Perth J
Amboy Theatrical Protective Union,
Local 379, I. A. T. S. E., of United ;
States and Canada, was held Sunday
at Vogel's Riverside hotel, Totten
vllle. S. I. At noon a clam steam was
served and at 3:30 p. m. an excellent
dinner was served in the large dining
room to about thirty-five guests. Some
few of the guests were from Perth
Amboy, New Brunswick and nearby
towns and cities.
On and after Oct. 1st, the office of
the National Laundry will be changed
to 388 State St., Perth Amboy. Tel. 236W
Touring Cars For Hire
Day and Night Service.
in AutomobiiesFor Hire J η j
flh C. Johnson (If]
Local Option Forms Big Feat
ure of Republican State Con
vention Yesterday.
Up to Candidates, it is Pointed
Out—Party Pledges are
Adopted in Session.
By Special Correspondent.
Trenton, Oct. 3:—Local option
formed the big feature of the Repub
lican State convention yesterday af
ternoon , The Republicans adopted a
local option plank which, however,
does not bind those candidates nom
inated on anti-local option platforms
in their own counties to vote for a
local option bill In the legislature if
elected. The local option delegates
in the convention accepted this plank
and there was consequently no flght
on this Question. Here Is the local
option plank adopted by the conven
"We favof that principle of ma
jority home rule commonly known as
'local option' on the liquor question,
and the enactment of such legisla
tion; and we recommend to our can
didates favorable action to that end
In so far as pre-prlmary promises
will permit."
The Republicans voted down sev
eral home rule and other planks of
fered by the eleven home rule dele
gates from Essex county, being de
termined to adopt the platform as
offered by the platform committee.
The platform is as follows:
We promise to continue that pro
gram and complete it and at the
same time to meet any new responsi
bilities or emergencies that the un
certainties of these particularly
stressing times require, In the same
determined businesslike manner
which has characterized the entire
administration of Governor Edge.
Business methods have been ap
plied to State affairs in so many
ways that a detailed statement can
not be attempted here; the State
Highway system 3ias been authorized
and money provided; the Civil Serv
ice System has been reformed and I
reorganized; franchise taxes Jfuiv*e
been increased from two to five pi**
centum; a greater measure of home
(Continued on page 4)
Direct Blow at Premier Keren
sky and Provisional Govt.—
Big Majority Against.
Bj Vnfted Preat.
Petrograd, Oct. 8—The all-Russian
democratic congress today voted 813
tu 180 against coalition government.
The decision is a blow directly at Pre
mier Kerensky and the provisional
Yesterday the same conference vot
ed "66 to 688 in favor of a coalition of
all parties In the formation of a at b
Inet which should firmly admin!st|i
the Russian democracy. The vote to
day came after the conference had
formally determined to reconsider
that decision.
The sudden change of mind by the
Democratic conference is inexplicable
unless the bolsheviki and anti-Keren
sky forces seized upon a moment In
the proceedings when the majority
element were absent to hurry through
a reconsideration of Tuesday's vote,
and then had sufficient strength to
overthrow the previou» vote, sustain
ing Kerensky.
It was pointed out that in the vote
of approval in the coalition govern
ment the total number of delegates
participating was 1,454. The second
tote for rejection was cast by only 993.
Four hundred and sixty-one dele
grates were absent. Rejection of a coal
ition plan In such a fashion may or
may not stand. Kerensky's support
ers have Insisted that unless Keren
sky's Idea of a union of all elements In
the government was approved utter
chaos would follow In Russia.
Every effort Is now beLng made by
the mayor's committee for raising:
Perth Amboy's portion of the Library
War Fund to get in all the pledgee
that are outstanding. When this
money is in it is believed Perth Am
boy will have reached the full
amount required. There Is about
$300 that hae been pledged and
which is absolutely good, it is mere
ly a case of those having the money
in hand being too busy to send it in.
Perth Am boy has every reason to
feel satisfied with the showing made
when compared with other cities,
some of which have not yet raised
their apportionment although the
campaign has now been on for nearly
two weeks. As soon as the money
now outstanding is received by the
committee the total will be forward
ed to the state headquarters at Tren
ton. It is hoped to do this by tomor
row night.
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Perth Aniboy Hardware for ash cans.
on exhibition at \
Open evenings till 8 o'clock.
Democrats Refuse to Include
Local Option Plank in
Their Platforms.
Platform is Adopted by Demo
cratic State Convention
in Session at Trenton.
By Special Correeponamt.
Trenton, Sept. 3.—Assuming the at-j
titude that any action it might take on
the question of local option, either for
or against the proposition, could not
bind its legislative candidates to go
contrary to their pre-primary or other
promises to the voters of their respect
ive counties, the Hemocratic state con
vention refused to include In its plat
form a plank favoring this subject
yesterday. One was offered by Jacob
W· Binder, assembly candidate from j
Btrgen county, in the nature of a
home rule measure, and after a full j
and free discussion on the floor of the
convention was defeated by a large
majority, there being scarcely a dozen ;
"eyes" for the proposed plank.
Alexander Simpson, former assem- :
blyman from Hudson county, who is j
again a candidate for the same office,
was chairman of the resolutions com- ,
mittee, which submitted the tentative!
platform. He opposed the adoption of
local option plank. "We must not try j
to do what they did up the street and j
fool the people on this question," he|
told the convention.
The resolutions chairman said the ι
Democratic platform was "designedly ί
silent" on local option for the purpoee ι
of leaving It to each of the individual !
candidates for the legislature.
Previously in the resolutions com
mittee meeting, Linwood Erickson. of!
Cumberland county, made a similar!
attempt as Binder's but was voted ι
down. He is running for assembly.
A feature 01 the disoussion on this
plank in the convention was the sup
port for it in the Essex delegation of
which James R. Nugent, of Newark,
is the accredited mentor One of the
assembly candidates of Essex, John V.
Laddey, thouçht It would be "inde
teii»4f'-e arrc>gancc5' to attempt to
1 h war t ' es c f nmand
local option
(Continued on page 4.)
One Suggestion is That Ponti
fical Diplomacy Was Tend
ing Toward 'Pink' Peace.
By United Prcaa.
Rome, Oct. 3.—Information that
Pope Benedict may be working
through people of belligerent nations,
as well as their rulers, in his quest
for peace, brought a chorus of crit
icism from conservative newspapers.
One suggestion was that the pontifical
diplomacy was "tending toward a
pink peace." This color, it is explain
ed being the combintion of the social
ist red and papal white. Vatican
authorities answered that His Holi
ness' efforts were directed solely to a
Just Christian and enduring peace
The clerical organ Corriere d'ltalia
today "stated authoritatively" that the
pope's note was not addressed to the
public but to government heads for
discussion by their chancelleries and
that the combatants themselves made
it public.
Denial that Pope Benedict had sent 1
any additional or new notes to the
Allies, was made by the Tribuna today.
It had been reported that the Vat
ican on Monday transmitted to Cen
tral Powers' replies to the Allies, and
accompanied them with a note. [
Β j/ United Pre3*.
Washington, Oct. 3.—An American'
destroyer, operating in European wat
ers, was severely damaged in a night
collision with a BriUsh naval vessel,
the Navy Department announced to
day. After the accident the British
ship stood by, took off part of the
destroyer's crew and towed her into ;
port. No one aboard either ship was !
injured and the destroyer has since
been repaired and returned to active
An investigating board of naval of
ficers found that the accident was due
to the fact that the destroyer sudden- !
ly emerged from a heavy downpour of
rain which made her Invisible almost :
up to the moment of collision.
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