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WKATHKR—Fair to night anil tomorrow. Diminishing north west winds. VOL. XXXVIII. No. 113 PERTH AMBOY, N. J„ MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19,1917 TEN PAGES—TWO CENTS EDITION KERENSKY FORCES HALT MARCH ON PETROCRAD HOPS DO NOT KNOW WHERE KERENSKY IS Chief of Army Staff Issues Or ders Halting the Advance on the Capital. 1 V REVOLUTION IS SPREADING Petrograd is Reported as Nor mal With Business Being Conducted as Heretofore. By i'nitrd PretM. STOCKHOLM. Nov. 19.—Provision* al goveramiat forces have stopped their march towards Petrograd, ac· cording to dispatches received from the Russian capital. The decision not to autempt investment of the city wa» due, it iva£ reported, to continued X· norance of the troops as to 1'remliC Kereneky"s wherfiairoute. General Daujhonlne, dhVei of the army general staJÏ, issued the orders halttng tile ad vance. Dispatches from Peftrograd de· 'clarod the revolutionary committee*· I influence was extending through all of north Russia. IThe capital wtts re· ported normal. Banks and shops havf reopened. To Safeguard Americans. By United Presw. PETR.OGP.AT>, Nov. 19.—America· Ambassador Francis today formally re· quested of the Boisheviki authorities a train to carry 200 membene o" th# American colony to Harbir. Maximalists In Power. By Vnited Presë. WASHINGTON, Not. 1».—Maxim al iets (hare taken over all power III Moscow after a week of fighting ~*H a mœagc from the American Consul j general there to the state department ; today. A second message from An*- j bassador Francis at Patrograd said the figïting in Moscow had been "severe." All Americans In Μαββοm are safe an4 there has been no harm done those la Petrogrcd As a precautionary mem· Trre »<irwever, Finrxjie advised »tl raw attache*! wnCT and married tiTC^HBR with children to qui", the city. He aeked the superinte.nafcr't of tranvporw ' tation for iwo coa/cïiee for them. Kerensky, sani the mensara fromj Francis, apipears to be α f agitlve while government departments are closed. The American etnbaasy neighborhood l was reported quiet. Francis exnres·» ed himself as having no fear of pete· onal danger or damage to the embassy. In Finland "serialiste" (socialiste) ore Bending out delegates to increase strength and to take over government authorities, stated the advices. Free*, els expressed no oplnVcm regarding tih#< future of R-ussia. «TÉ) BACK THE GERMANSr , All Enemy's Attempts to Gain j Ground Fail, Rome Says— ι Berlin Reports Advance. Ό y United Prêta. ROME, Nov. 19—*TThe enemy le unable to advance anywhere," was the report issued from the war office today. "On the plains," a statement continued, "our vigilants stopped the enemy from renewing: his attempt to cross the Piave. Around Mount Pon derrioar and Badeneche violent con centration of artillery resented our counter attack. Around Aaiago in a new offensive we occupied advanc ed enemy trenches, taking six officers and 202 men prisoners. Southward ( of Quero numerous enemy forces are attacking Mount Monsenera and Tomba." Battlefront descriptiona thrilled Rome today with heroic narr» tivee of the Italian defense. In the mountains the fighting is over slip·· pery snow covered rocks. Berlin daims Gains. BERLIN, VIA. LONDON, Nov. If —Quero and Monte Cornelia were stormed ana the Italians driven from ! strongly prepared positions around Monte Lomba, today's statement de clared. Germans Retire. By United Press. WASHINGTON, Nov. 9—A German retirement on the Dixmude front waa reported officially to the Belgian lega tion today. "The enemy is abandon ing fortified farms on the Yeer left bank, giving up rapidly concrete re doubts," sand an official statement. "Belgian detachment» occupied the positions, caused severe losses to the enemy and captured scores of pris onars," ΚΟΤ1ΓΕ. Members of Court Perth Amboy, 3043, Independent Order of Foresters Important meeting S.lH) p. m. Tuesday evening, November 20, 1917, Eagles' Hall, Smith St. Final action on com munication from Supreme Court per taining to every member. J AS. E. APPLKGATE, C. R. P. F. MANTON, 8ec. 1517S-ll-19-lt· P. A. Hardware for Factory Supplia* 150ie-ll-13-et· All the Latest Blue Amberol Edison Records at MONTALVO'S ope'nKrcrrΚτβη!■( TRULY WARNER HATS^S Prix· Winner·. They Stay at (I. "JOHNNY" SLOBODIEN'S „ι T. 1 FATALLY Rahway Men on Motorcycle are Injured, One Escapes, When Their Machine Crashes Into P. & R. Train Early This Morning at LocRwood's Crossing in Woodbridge—One'is Dying in Elizabeth Hospit al—Were on Way to Hunt Near Metuchen. By Special Con etpondent "WOODBRIDGE, Nov. 19.—Two men ■were seriously Injured, and a third narrowly escaped injury at 7:30 o'clock this morning, when α motorcycle, on which they were riding, ran into an engtae on the P. & It. Railroad at Lock-wood's Crossing, here. Samuel Klein, nineteen years of age, owner arad driver of the motorcycle, was ser iously injured, and is not expected to live. Clinton Moffatt, twenty-flve years old, of 60 Lawrence street, Rahway, is also injured, and both were taken to the Aiexian Hospital at Elizabeth, where they are undergoing treatment. Herbert Stoll, the third, man, Jumped from the machine when he saw that the accident was imminent, and was un4njured. Ha returned later to his home, in East Grand street, Rahway. The three men were on their way from their homes in Rahway, for a hunting trip In Metuehen. They were proceeding along Rahway avenue, when they came to Lockwood's Cross ing, where the tracks of the P. & R. cross the avenue. A train traveling east to the Port Reading docks, and driven by Engines 733 and 1,402 was crossing the track, when Klein, who was driving the machine, drove it right into the tender of the latter en gine. Moftatt was in the side car and Stoll jumped from the seat and was unin.tured. Th.> other two, however, struck the tender full force and were thrown with great force from the track. The train was immediately stopped and the crcw picked up tlie Injured men, and rushed them to the Port Reading Crossing, where Drs. I. Spencer of Woodbridge and Samuel Messlnger, of Chrome were called. It was found that Klein was suffer ing from a compound fracture of the left leg, both the tibia and flbula be ing broken; He also suffered a possi ble fracture of the skull and several bones of the face broken, and the skin severely lacerated. Klein was unconscious for an hour after the accident, and his condition was said to be such that ho could not survive. MofTatt, who was In the side car at tachment, suffered lacerations of the face and forehead and a possible frac ture of the skull, and was unconscious one hour after the collision. He and Klein were Immediately, placed aboard a train and taken to Elizabeth. The, train crew made a complete re port of the accident to the office of the railroad at Port Reading Crossing, and also to the Woodbridge police. They claim that the fault for the accident is all due to Klein, in his manaç«mcnt of the motorcycle. After seeing Wis friends off for tha hospital, Stoll returned to his home in Rahway, and reported the occurrence to the relations of the two Injured men. In the motorcycle, were the guns and ammunition for the hunting trip, as well as lunches, and personal equip ment The motorcycle and side car attachment were completely demol ished. I SADLY BURNED ' III HRE TODAY «1 SOUTH RIVER Rubber Factory is Destroyed by Fire at Noon Today— Many Girls Escape. By Special Correspondent. SOUTH RIVER, Nov. 19.'— One man was badly burned and IJfty girls had a narrow escaipe when a Are destroyed .the plant of the Para Products Com pany here shortly after noon today. Feveral explosions caused l)y chem icals shook the entire surroundings while the fire was in progress and the firemen were hampered considerable ill fighting the flames. John Zimmer man, the foreman of the chemical room, where the lire started was so badly burned that he is not expected to ltvo. He was rushed to St. Peter's hospKtal, New Brunswick, in an auto mobile. . Just how the Are started could not be learned, but it is believed to have ^started among some chemicals that are used In the manufacture of rub ber goods. Superintendent Dayton, of the plant, was the first to reach the injured man and saved him from be ing burned to death by the flames. Tlio entire town turned out and as sisted the South River lire depart ment to fight the flames. The build ing, which was a frame structure 200 by 100 was totally destroyed. The loss is estimated at several thousand dollars, covered by insurance. The fifty girls, all foreigners, are all thrown out of work by the fire. Sev eral frame structures near the plant were endangered by the flames. Zim merman is married and resided with his wife and three childrerr"at Mill town. P. A. Hardware for Nails. i6016-ll-13-6t* PERTH AMBOY SLAUGHTER HOUSE Tel. 389. Parker St. A New Bruns. Ave. Buy your veal, pork and beef of us and save money. WE RETAIL MEAT AT WHOLESALE PRICES AH meats are killed at our slaughter house and Inspected by our local Board of Health. For Saturday we have a specialty— On· car of ocrn-frd hoc·, very cheap. Com· and buy our meat If you want βοοΛ m*at cheap. f WAGNER MURDERED Il "POSSIBILITY" County Detective Ferguson Says Joke Played May Have Caused Death. That Frank Wagner, of the Mel rose section of Mechanlcsville, might have met death at hands other than hie own was admitted as a possibility this morning by County Detective ' John Ferguson, of New Brunswick, who gave as his opinion one week ago, when Wagner's stark body was found in the woods, that the man had committed suicidc. Ferguson, In an interview this morning, said that there was a*possibility that a joke had been played on the happy-go lucky Wagner which turned out to be more serious than the perpetrators expccted. This explanation places the case at a new angle for the county detective, whose first version lie sub stantiated with many startling theo ries and facts supporting the suicide theory. Might Have Bi-cn α Joke The detective said today that Wag ner might have met death at the hands of friends who, in their oftort to play a joke on the simple minded and, as they claim, intoxicated man, by pursuing him from the saloon of Daniel Erickson, in Ridgeway avenue, into the field where the body was found, and there proceeding to pan handle him and unclothe him. This led to his being disrobed and left with hie shirt knotted about his neck in such a way as to finally cause death. The county detective believes that the men left Wagner in the woods and believed that he would wake up and go home, the joke being on him. The statement Is the first made by Ferguson since he blandly explained a week ago yesterday that Wagner had killed himself either purposoly or accidently by knotting his shirt about his neck in such a way as to cause suffocation. The detective inferred that tho office with which he was connected was Avorking on such a theory and that the investigators working on the case were hopeful of gaining valuable results from their investigation. The explanation of tho now theory In no way accounts for the bloody portion of a woman's shirtwaist found near where the body lay, nor for the scattered clothes, but it shows con clusively that the office of the prose cutor is working on the case now and are not basing their final conclusions on a suicide theory. $850 NEEDED TO FILL QUOTA FOR Y. M. G. A. That Amount Will Have to be Reached by Tonight, So All Aid. VOLUNTEER DONATIONS Contributions Can be Sent to Y.M. C. A. Without Being Solicited. About $850 more Is needed before 10 o'clock tonight in order that Perth Amboy may go "aver the top" in its Y. M. C. A. war work campaign for funds. The campaign throughout the country comes to a close at 10 o'clock tonight and the seven teams which are working in this city are making a last minute effort to secure the neces sary amount so that Perth Amboy can again fulfill her reputation of having never failed in α case of this kind. Donations may be left at or sent to the Y. M. C. A. or given to the com mitteemen. Tho committees worked all day Saturday, their efforts not be ing in vain. Encouraging reports are being re ceived from all over the country, it appearing as if the $35,000,000, which was set as the goal, will be reached by tonight. New Jersey has made a splendid showing, the large oversub cribing of many districts making up for the deficiencies in some places where they have failed to sccure their quota. Perth Amboy's share of the $200, 000 which has been alloted to the east central district is $5,000. She has thus far raised $1,157.50. Among the other places In this district are Red Bank, Asbury Park, lakewood, Cranford and Rahway. There are now 132 boys on the Perth Amboy Boys' War Work Honor Roll, seven more cards having been received since Saturday. These boys who have Just pledged themselves to raise ten dollars during the next five months for relief work are Vlado Lakovlch, Walter Bergren, Charles Hughes, Albert Nielsen, Paul Ras mussen, Joseph Jugan and Oscar Hansen. A total of 1$2 boys In Perth Amboy raising ten dollars apiece means that $1,320 will be given up by the boys of this city as their share of the war work. The goal set here is 200 boys and efforts are still being made to reach this number. Tho window placards have been printed and are now being distributed to the places where the residents have promised to hire boys after school and on Saturdays, thus giving them an opportunity to earn the ten dollars which they have pledged. U. S. WILL REJECT MOVE FOR PEACE New Offers are Expected to be Made by Berlin, is Opinion in Washington. 2V United Près». WASHINGTON, Nov. 19:—A new German peace offer is anticipated by officials here. But the Allies new member will rcject it. The offer will be the same made in Germany with out meeting President Wilson's re quirement of the elimination of Hoh enzollerism. Therefore it will go un heeded as its predecessors have. Plans of the Allies are now such that any Germany peace offers will be received with scorn. A new spirit is dominating the alll«s war work and a unity and purpose to crush the Hun ι until he gives up his dream of world domination and abandons his brutish war. America by its participation in the Inter-Allied War Council· has given tho Allies this rejuvenated spirit President Wilson's message to Col. House demanded unity of control and planning for the most efficient use of America's resources. The resulting close military cooperation between America and the Allies, make a Ger man peace still further impossible. With all cards on the table the coun selors expected to eliminate the pull ing and hauling of the task. Then the speediest and most efficient aid can be given Russia and Italy. While the Russian situation continues cha otic and suggests possibility of a sep arate peace other theatres showed Allied progress. Secretary of War Baker had published today an en couraging report on tho Italian situa tion. In the view of America's war strategists the Hun is about done as far as any vital effect on the general military situation Is concerned. When his advance is definitely thwarted, it is anticipated he will clamor anow for peace. ρ A. Harûware for Oil Heat«r>. 150l6-ll-13-6t· EGGS 32c Dozen Large size, fancy quality; slightly cracked; very good for cooking and baking purpose·. At the following stores for three days only. 8. Coke· 1*3 Fayette St. J» Kits μ·..· . . its State St. KmImb Broe. SM State SU S. Areke· ITS Ball At*. H. BHttla ■ · IN New Bramwick Ave. I. Hard· >1S Smith St· Suppose That Your Boy Were One of the Walking Wounded BY BRUCE ΒΛΙίΤΟ.Υ Editor of "Every Week" Yesterday I met a man wlio had just landed from the western 'ront; and he told nie the heart-rending story of the walking vounded. The wounded who hare lost an arm, or an eye, or a part of •he face, but are still able to struggle back from the front line xenches alone. Go on with me for a moment to France : I want you to see what îe saw. I want you to know the truth. It is the day before the big push. For weeks the army has mown the exact hour and moment when the barrage would lift and ;hc men leap out "over the top." The enemy has known it, too; his preparations are as great and is careful as ours. On the day before, the engineers plant a line of painted white posts a few yards apart, leading from the rear straight to the borders of No Man's Land. Simple painted posts: what are they for? They are to guide the walking wounded. Eyee blurred with Wood and suffering that might lose the road can follow the trail of those painted posts: bodies too weak from shell shock or gas to stand alone can find there a momentary support. The trail of the painted posts is the trail of the walking wound ed; the trail of blood and misery and pain. Just before dawn the men file into the forward trenches. Sing ing? Not a bit. Talking? Hardly a word. Only the silent, heavy tramp of men who have written their last letters home. Men with faces carved out of stone. They pass out of camp: they pass the base hospitals: they pass the canteen. And just before they reach the front trench—at the ' very front, under the fire of the big guns themselves—each man pauses for just a second at a dug-out. It is the front line trench of the Y. M. C. A. From it a hand reaches out: in the hand a piece of chocolate for each man to be eaten in case he falls wounded in No Man's Land. A hearty Good Luck and God Bless You. It is with this, the voice of the Y. M. C. A. secretary, ringing in their ears that men go "over the top." An hour passes: two hours. And slowly, painfully, draggingly, they come back. The men who have lost an arm, and the men who have lost an eye and the men who carry in their shoulders or their abdomens or their legs the enemy's bullets and shell. Bleeding, staggering men, following the trail of the painted poets. And they stop at the Y. Ml C. A. dug-out first. It lies nearest the guns. Nearer than the doctor or hospital. There every man gets a cup of hot tea if he wants it: there two orderlies stand with hypodermics in their hands. "Do you want it?" they demand of each man who passes through. And either he thrusts out his arm to receive the soothing potion, or he nods his head and passes on. β On along the way of painted posts to the hospitals and to rest. Sometimes the dug-out is shelled, and a Y. ML C. A. secretary loses his life : two went out together on one day recently. It is part of the game: they ask for no sympathy: they ask not even for pay: many of them are working for nothing at all. All they ask is for money to "carry on." To be able to stand just behind the front with chocolate for the men who are going "over the top." To be able to stand there with hot tea and morphine for the men who are staggering back along the way of painted posts. Thirty-f\ve million dollars—it is a lot of money. But you would not say so if you stood beside the way of painted posts. You would not say so if you saw the procession of the walking wounded. It would not be much if one of the walking wounded were your brother or your cousin or your son. He may be one of them before the war is over: he may be over there even now. Stand with him, a^ks the Y. M. C. A. Let the hand that the Y. M. C. A. reaches out be your hand. Let the chocolate that it gives be your chocolate, as he goes past the dug-out "over the top." And be there with your cup of hot tea and your morphine when he comes back again. Past the dug-out·. With the walking wounded. Along the way of painted posts. MCE 10 0010 JMOI Even Though You Have Not Been Called You Can Leave for Camp Tomorrow. Any certified men hi the draft, from this city, who have not yet been called to go to Camp Dix and who would like to volunteer to go to camp, will have that opportunity, if they present them selves ait the City Hall tonig-lit, when the men who go tomorrow report there at 5 o'clock. There is room for sever al volunteers who are to go with the next contingents of conscripts, to get to caimp immediately. Tonight the severoty-eight men list ed for tomorrow's contingent, as well as fifteen alternates, will report to the draft board ait City Hall, at 5 o'clock, land will then be dismissed, to appear tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock at the Y. M. C. A. building, where the roll will be called and the m<en marched to the Central etation where they are to entrain for the camp. The red cards, which inform the men when they are to report, have been sent out to all of the ninety three drafted men, and many have sent back the return cards which In formed the board that they do not desire accommodation for the night. When the men are lined up at the city hall a roll will be taken and they (Continued on page 2.) P. A. Hardware lor Pipe and Valvea. 15016-ll-13-6t· Ktrnm Vnlenaial»K — More than your money's worth or your money back. "LET GEORGE DO IT" Phone 1473. Smith and High Sta. ■n Automobiles For Hire in I ΛΚ C. Johnson ΛΗΙ ™ TAXI SERVICE ™ 2 MORE U. S. MEN KILLED III FRONT Six Wounded is Casualty Re port of General Pershing to Washington Today. Bu United rrest, WASHINGTON. Not. 19—Two American soldiers were killed and six wounded in a-n engagement on the French front Tuesday night, General Pershing reported today. The killed are Sergeant John F. Czajka, father, Albert Czajka, 1,001 Twelfth avenue, Milwaukee, Wis.; Pri. vate Stanley Janovicz, sister. Sophia Gibutovicz, 34 Morris street, East Boston, Mass. Severely wounded, Private Earl A. Aurand, mother, Emma Aurand, 1.625 Logan street, Harrisburg, Pa.; Pri vate Francis Blevins. father. Max Blçvins, Eckman, West Va.; Private Edward F. Cahill, mother, Bridget Cahill, Bakertown, Pa.; Slightly wounded, Sergeant John A. Logan, father, Charles Logan, Î01 East avenue, Mount Carmel, Pa.; Pri vate Chester Johnson, father, Samuel Johnson. Forrest Hill. Ιλ.; Private Robert I'· Redd, mother, Mrs. Eliza beth Redd, Burneyville, Okla. This is the second casualty list re ported from actual fighting with the Huns, presumably like the first, an American detachment figured in It General Pershing's report giving no tails. Whether the Americans were the aggressors or were attacked by another German shock party was not indicated In the war department's an nouncement. Daactig Clam· Dancing classes now forming for Monday and Wednesday evening*. Get your name In now. Montalvo Academy et Music, *0 Smith BL * Repairing of Sewing and Talking Machines at Salter's, 3&7 State SU X51T4-U-1Î-H» SE1 PACE III COUNTY SEAT About 400 in Line in Great Demonstration at New Brunswick Yesterday. OUTCLASSES ALL OTHERS More Men Than Metuchen, Highland Park and New Brunswick Combined. The Perth A m boy Home Defense League came across in splendid form again yesterday, when 400 members of the three divisions went to New Brunswick ami presented a showing that far outdid the county seart, and all other Home Guard elements who appeared m the line of march of a parade, and a review later in Buc cleuch Park, by Major Bigelow, U. S. A. and Mayor Edward Farrington, of the county seat. Under the command of Major Glenworth Sturgis, 200 of the military division, 150 of the special po lice and forty of the naval branch marched in the parade and passed in review, after company drill, before the reviewing stand in the park. Going from this city in five special trolleys, and in about fifteen automo biles. the local contingent presented more men than all of the other Home trtiara divisions comoinea ironi Meiw Brunswick, Highland Park and Me tuehen. Headed by a volunteer band, the parade formed at the armory in Codwise avenue, and marched through several of the prominent streets oi the city, to t&e park, -«-here they were marched into a large reviewing field, where 5,000 people were banked about watching the manoeuvern of the various companies. "When the companies had all arriv ed at the field, they went through a fifteen minute drill, and were then commanded to line up for inspection. As in the parade, the New Brunswick companies took the head of the line, with Perth Amboy and Metuehen fol lowing. and the mounted dlvision of the Now Brunswick guard bringing lip the rear. Under command of Col. R. A. Nich olas, of the New Brunswick Home Defense forces, the various companies were put through several maneu vers and then passed in review before Major Bigelow, who spoke highly in his admiration foi the manner In which the forcée showed up, and the thoroughly military manner in which they drilled and marched. Leading the procession was the new state militia company of New Bruns wick, followed by several squads of the uniformed rank of the American Mechanics of the county seat, the en tire New Brunswick contingent num belng about 150 men. Then followed Perth Amboy. Tre military companies, A and B. led the local contingent, about 200 of the khaki clad home guard being in line. They were followed by forty of the naval branch, led by Captain A. H. Hanson. Then came a splendid showing of the special police, led by Chief of Police Burke, in full dress uniform. There were about 150 of po lice from every precinct in the city in line, wearing their new caps and car rying their batons. Each company of the local guard, and each precinct of the special po lice carried their flags, making α splendid appcarance throughout th« day. Following the special police wer« the Metuehen Home Guards about sexenty-flve strong, and then camt the New Brunswick mounted guard, a cavalry contingent, which mad« a scplendid appearance. The Highland ι Park and New Brunswick Guards are j combined into one force, and the Me chanics are a part of that guard. Five special trolleys were needed for the military and special polict divisions, going from here and th« naval branch made the trip by au tomobile. LLOYD GEORGE GIVES DEFENSE JPEECH By United Press. LONDON, Nov. 19—'The allie: consultative machinery has been in adequate and its effect grievous," de clared Premier Lloyd George this af ternoon opening his defense in th« House of Commons to opposition t< : the supreme inter-allied war council NAME FUEL ADMINISTRATOR FOR HEW JERSEY T0DAÏ By United PrtKg. WASHINGTON, Nov. 19:—State ' fuel administrator* today announce*! ! follow: Richard C. Jenkinson, New i ark manufacturer, for New Jersey ! and Arthur T. 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