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WEATHER.—Γ a 1 r 1 . ^iSSiomo^w.10* VOL. XXXVIII. No. 135 PERTH AilBOY, N. J., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1917 EIGHT PAGES—TWO CENTS EDITION RED CROSS STARTS DRIVE FOR 8,500 NEW MEMBERS WITH PARADE AMD MASS MEETING THIS AFTERNOON Men Whose Order Number is Between 1 and 312 Will Receive Theirs First. COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM Fill Out Sheet and Return It to the Draft BoanJ Within Seven Dais/ Today the flr«t/6e.tclh oiSquestlcm nalros were mailed from the office οΊ the local draft board. This ineani thai the second draft, under the\cw comprehensive sywtem, has been placed under way. The questionnaires mailed today are to the men whose order number Is between 1 and 312 and who are not now at Camp I)lx, or have not been sent there. They will get one οΐ the questionnaires and will be forced to All out the sheet and return It to the board wttihln se\en (lays, under penalty of forfeiting the right of classification, and will be put hi Class 1, Dr. Wilson Heads Medicos. Governor Edge at Trenton yester day announced the names 0f the med ical advisory boards who will act as an appellate division, In cases ap pealed from the local examiners. Dr J. G. Wilson, of this city, heads the Middlesex County Board, which is composed of himself. Dr. Charles 1, Bilk, Dr. C. W. Naulty, Jr., of this city; Dr. J. F. Donahue. Dr. Arthui L. Smith. Dr. Benlamin Gutniann, Dr. Bartha M. Howley, George S, MacDuaghlin, D. D. S. and D.'. John F. Anderson, of New Brunswick. The plan Is so comprehensive that a great of detail work has been nec essary to get things In readiness for the draft. But the local board wis equal to the task and many day-= ago began the preparation of tho ques tionnaires for mailing, so that they will be right on time with each lay's lot as they are called. They have ready for mailing seven days supply I of the questionnaires, consisting of 276 names each, the first of which went Into the malls today. On Mon day the next lot will be mailed. Want Volunteer Clerks. City Clerk John Hanson, Jr., today repeated his request for volunteers to morrow to assist the local board in preparing tho lists for tho malls. He has already received the promise of several persons to help the board and expects several more to be present. Any person wishing to volunteer to assist the board mav report at City Hall tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. As the men are called for service, they will be examined, from the class In which they art put by tho local board upon examination of their ques tionnaire. Class 1 will be the first called for, and when that is exhausted Class 2 will be taken up and so on, until the entire five classes are called. The first batch consisted of 275 ques tionnaires, and for the next twenty days, the same number will be mail ed to registrants in this city. The board has already prepared seven days allotment of the questionnaires for the malls, and with help tomorrow they will be prepared for several more days to corns. No Excuses. Failure to receive one of the ques tionnaires through the mail is no ex cuse for one of the men to -whom they have been sent. If his number is be tween 1 and 312, for instance, and he falls to receive hie questionnaire, he is not excused, but will have to secure one from the board, and if his ques tionnaire Is not filled out within the prescribed seven day limit, he will be placed In Class 1, the most available for military service. The men who receive the question naires mailed today will be given until a week from Monday to have them filled out and in the hands of the draft board when they will be class ified. This Is seven days time, making allowance for Sundays. Holidays are not counted cither. All persons receiving the question naires are advised to go at once, or at the earliest opportunity, to one mem ber of the local legïU advisory board to have the sheets filled out. Regis trants are advised against filling out thedr own questionnaires, and if they do they should bo submitted to the legal advisory board for approval or correction. Ivognl Advisory Hoard The members of the legal advisory board follow: Thomas Brown, Smith etroeit and Madison avenue; Stephen F. Somiogyt, William A. Spencer, An drew J. Wight, James S. Wight and Kmll Stremlau, ltaritan Building, Smith street and Madison avenue; John A. Delaney, American Building, Smith and State streets; Charles IC. Seaman. Jr., Heal Estato Exchange, 196 Smith street; Charles M. MacWil liam. Perth Amtooy Savings Bank Building, Smith and Maple streets. Ja«ob M. Klein, who was appointed a member of the boaj-d, has left this city to onlist In the army. The county legal advisory board, appointed for the purpose erf assisting in tho work, is composed of Judge Peter F. Daly, chairman; Theodore F. Strong and Judge Freeman Wood bridge, all at New Brunswick. EVERY MAS LIKES A PAIR OF CLOVKfl—AND "JOHNNY" SLOIIODIEN SELLS THE IIEST GLOVES IN TOWN. 1C922-1Ï-16-H· Questionnaire*!! Aqy °0(y "Oo ^"in Λ-λβ ΊΓ>' % fici r<c< °ο, ■°Λ» >7^/ '/e , » rOu /«CA ^r6 Γθγν^| o^^t? THE -< s h ΥοΉ συΜ · °°V^HEN ^ DO You GO To Λ HARNESS SHOP FOR. hair RESTORERS HALT! WHO ooes THERe? J 1 c*> "AND GOSH! I NEVER GOT FARTHER ΊΗΑΝ KINDERGARTEN!" INSPECTION m TRUSTGO.H Perth Amboy Trust Co., Which Has Been Rebuilt, to be Inspected Monday. The remodeled C-Willding\of the Perth Amboy Trust Company will be opened to public Inspection Monday from the hours of 4 until 6 o'clock in the afternoon and from 7 until 9 o'clock at night. The building has been redecorated throughout, a large addition built on the rear of tho old building and a new vault has been installed. Perhaps tho greatest im provement done is that of replacing the old small windows in the bank ing building with large ones. The general banking room of tho building has been completely rebuilt, the counters and wainscoating about tho room being built of the tinest Italian marble. A ladies' room has been added and other improvements have been made in the offices of the president, secretary and treasurer. The sidewalls of tho banking room are finished in grey, the color work being done in oil painting by an ar tist of New York City. The ceiling Is finished in oil in three colors, grey, blue and pure gold leaf. The directors' room is situated In the now addition and through coloni al windows look3 down into the hand some banking building. Tho direc tors' room Is finished in oil. The color work in this room blends from a light brown near tho ceiling to a dark rich brown as the sidewalls are rcached. The furniture in this room corresponds with the decorations. The new addition also contains a rest room for the employes. Tho vault which has been Installed ι by the Moeler Safe Corn puny, of New York Oity, is ten by twelve feet and fully ample to accommodate any fu ture business of the institution. Be sides the reg-ular money vaults the safe lias a largo saife-dciposiit box de partment. (Continued on page 0) P. A. Hardware for Gramm-Bernsteln Trucks. 15780-12-ll-6t· Undertakers and Kmbalmers. High Class Service. Autr· or Coaches. Chap el and Morgue. 421 ICast Ave. Phone 308. Da/ or Night. A one-ton truck In A-l condition, al most new, for sale cheap. Also one 1917 Dodge and one 1916 Ford. Central Garage, 225 New Brunswick Ave. 15830-12-12-4t-· We suggest a Sewing Machine for Xmas. $1.00 per week at Saltor's. 15363-11-24-tf-oew-S* THE HAT SHOP 76 Jefferson St. Our Big: Sale will be on Friday and Saturday. Hats of newest designs valued up to $12.00. At this sale for $1.00, $2.00 and $3.00 Open Evenings. Phone 687-M TROLLEY CARS STILL TIED DP No Service to Woodbridge or New Brunswick — Other Traffic is Delayed. The effect of the storm of Thursday τ night is still being: felt in this city, where trolley traffic has been so im- j peded that the cars cannot run ' either to New Brunswick or north-1 bound, and the Jersey Central system to South Amboy and points to the south is likewise held up. Wires which snapped under the strain of the storm and the heavy and sodden snow are grdually being repaired by line men of the various companies operat ing in tlus city. The snow removal In the main | streets of the city has occupied the j attention of the street department for the past two days, and the street plows and scrapers have done Spar- ' tan service In clearing th« roads suffi- ' ciently to allow of wagon and automo bile traffic throughout the city. The continued cold spell gives lit tle promise of relief from the icy and slippery condition of the walks, and! the thawing Is slow. Many sleighs! mado their appearance yesterday, for the first time this year. Many persons have been marooned here for several hours by the lack of trolley service, and the badly imped ed train service on all roads as well. All trains are late in arriving and de parting and there is a like delay in vehicular traffic due to the storm. No prophesy has been made by the Public Service Trolley Company as to when they will be able to operate the cars through to New Brunswick, or to points to the northward. Most persons desiring to go to Metuchen or New Brunswick, have taken trains of the (Continued on page 5) I P. A. Hardware are moving to Mad!- I son Ave. 15780-12-11-61· ι COSSACK CHIEFS ARE ARRESTED Split in the Bolsheviki, With Resignations, is Admitted by Petrograd. By United Près*. PETROGRAD, Dec. 15.—Generals Kaledine and Tototsky and their staff have been arrested by Bolsheviki forces it was officially announced to day. The Bolsheviki now safely hold Rostoff, Naktitchedano and Taganrok, it was declared. Split ill Bolsheviki. fiy Drifted t'ress. PETROGRAD, Dec. 16—The Bol sheviki split today on treatment of the Russian constituent assembly. Minister of Education Lunacharsky, formally tendered his resignation from the Maximalist cabinet,, declar ing he could not support Lenine in any measures of suppression against a congress summoned by the Russian people. He is believed to be support ed by a number of leading Maximal ists. Trotsky, Lenine and others of the "inner ring" steadfastly maintain ed today that if the assembly showed opposition to the Maximalists' aims it was illégal. "We consider any assembly oppos ing our idea as an arbitrary organi zation which must be dispersed as soon as possible." declared M. Blaggnravoff, Bolsheviki delegate from Raizan today. LISTED AS VOLUNTEERS By Vvltffl Pre*· WASHINGTON, Dec. 15:— All mon of draft age who applied for enlist ment In the army before noon today were lifted as volunteers even though he process of recruiting cannot be Inished until later, Secretary of War [3aker ruled. This action was taken following an ivakuiche of enlistments be-fore the low draft regulations closed the doors -O registered men. Recruiting: officers ν ere Ln^tructed to complété the pro cess as fast as pof«iblo. STETSON AN Π TRI I,Y WARXKR l ATS ARK ΤIIΚ I.KAUKRR. SOLO )\LY AT "JOHXNY" SI.OBOUIEN S. 15922-12-15-lt· P. A. Hardware for Good Skates 16780-12-11-lt· Don't let your ear skid. We have all :incls of chains at the Central Garage 25 New Brunswick Ave. 15l>30-12-12-4t-· 'rofessor Kendell, Dancing; Iimtmctor Class instruction in society ballroom lancing under the direction of Prof. Cendell, of New York, will be held at he Montalvo Academy of Music, yo imith St. an Auiomobi esfor Hire in I IK C. Johnson M S J ÎU TAXI SERVICE GOOD REFIT OF GDETHALS State Engineer Points Out Need for Improvement in the Highway System. HIGH COST OF MATERIALS Does Not Warrant Delay in Work—Interesting Facts in the Report Bu Bttecial Correspondent. TRENTON, Dec. 15—If the im provements contemplated in the $15, 000,000 state highway program are necessary, which they certainly are, the state would not be warranted in delaying the work because of present high prices of materials, until such a time as there might be a re-action, declares General George W. Goethals, state engineer, hi his hrst report to the State Highway Commission made public here today. He says estimates prepared at this time might be found insufficient to do the work. On the other hand a return of normal condi tions, resulting in an over supply of labor, due to release from military obligations, would probably reduce an estimate made at this time. 'This, however, is entirely problematical and should not be seriously consid erd," declared the report. "Modern highways are a military as well as a transportation asset, and whatever the cost, such improvements never were so greatly needed in this leading Industrial and agricultural state, one of the main entrances to the country's outlet, the port of New χογκ, aeciarea λιγ. uoetnais in nis, report. "If the state should await the return of lower cost prices, there will result attendant loss of busi ness, and consequently a higher ulti mate cost, all things considered.. Any difference in cost would not warrant such a curtailment of the enterprise, and so far as t*1 " *"' cerned, in the opinion of many #eo nomic authorities, ....ti price conditions will never erturn." The report submitted by General Goetlials is practically a resume of wlhat has been accomplished since the reorganization of the State Road De partment, following the road bill parsed at the last session of the legis lature. In 1916 estimates amounting to practically $16,000,000 for the con struction of a highway system, com prising 550 miles of roads, were made. It was on these estimates that the work of the last few months is discussed in the report. It seemed an unnecessary expense to organize a separate division under the Highway Commission in connection with bridges, when by expansion the Divi sion of Bridges of the Fublic Utility Commission could take care of this part of the work, reports General Goethais, which was accordingly done. In the surveying of the new route3 ' use was made of county maps as far a6 they were applicable, and in some instances maps were especially made ' by the county authorities and fur- ' ndshed to the state. The report points : out that the elimination of all grade erodings, so far as may be possible, j is required by the new road laws, and : involves a heavy expense. "How many of these the railroads 1 ' can be required to change is not ; ' known," says the report, "but this is !1 a question that merits careful consid- j ' oration. Some of the grade crossings should be eliminated with the con- l· struct ion of the roads, while others 1 may safely be leit to a later period 1 when more advantageous prices can 1 be secured. These two questions, the ! bridges that should be rebuilt at once and the grade crossing® that may safely be left until a later date, are matters which should be left to the discretion of the commission, and legislation secured to tihis end." General Goetlials reports trat con forming to the provisions of the law, the new roads contemplated are to be 30 feet wide, with 18 foot pavements, except in a few special cases, and with macadam shoulders of penetra tion 30 feet wide. Congested conditions of the rail road cars creates α greater use for the motor truck to transport farm and manufactured products. Present and future war conditions effecting the handling of freight by the railroads will tend to Increase the use of motor trucks, says the report. In New Jer sey motor truck roads have already been established, and manufacturing· concerns are planning their own ser- | vice for the handling of their prod ucts. This makes a necessity for, good roads now. greater than ever, J and they must be provided with good | foundations and proper drainage if j the maintenance charge is to be reduc ed to a mini m uni. CARD OF THANKS We, the undersigned, desire to ex tend thanks to our many friends and relatives for kindness in our recent be reavement. and for the beautiful floral tributes received. Also Rev. Ganss, Local 373. American Federation of Mu sicians. Dr. .T. V. Smith. Undertaker J. J. Flynn and assistant for services rendered. Loujs, Marv and Carrie Horner. 15930-12-15-lt· FORD DELIVERYvcry°m-aîo\Lable j SEXTON'S GARAGE ^thmΊ Rim Cuts Repaired. Guaranteed rhree Months. Steam Vulcanizing· "i.kt GKOKut: uo it» Jpen Evenings till 8 p.m. Phone 1473. CQ| VAN SYCKLE I II II Limousine Touring Car· W w· ana Taxis. Day or Night. II. S. 1ST SPEED IIP That is Opinion of Official Washington Today Follow ing Various Disclosures. WHAT LLOYD GEORGE SAYS Says Situation on the Western Front is Grave—Initiate With Kaiser. United Pre«*. WASHINGTON, Deo. 15.—America must «peed up her war work. She must concentrate on the essential* and consencrete herself fully and nobly to the task of victory·—a task growing" difficult by virtue of Germany's new | found strength arising from the Russ ian fiasco. That was the eolemn ι frank warning today of Secretary of War Baker, and other government of- ι ficlals liakec- refused to be specific is to details In respect to his sugges tion for more speed. Others suggested that with ship ping the crucial point about which the fortunes of war will turn, more must be done. Labor, they eaid, must come forward to Its fullest extent. Men executing tho government's program: must cut red tape. This was the gov- I ernment's answer to the frank warn-[ lug in the United Tress dispatch from Ed. L. Keen and the appeal for great- j er effort of the British nation made j la Premier Lloyd George's speech. Situation Ie Grave. By ED L. KEEN, (United Press Staff Correspondent.)] (Copyright 1917, by the United Press) 1 LONDON, Dec. 15—There !« no use trying to camouflage the gravity of the situation on the west front—tho j only war theatre In the last analysis that really counts. Today Premier Lloyd George's speech at Gray'» Inn «-as regarded as a call to arms In a present day crisis. The setback to British arms at ~ambrai has not only practically null] 3ed Field Marshal Haig"a splendidly jonceived and General Byng's iplen îidly executed advance, but It 1» gen erally admitted the reverse marked he end of the British offensive for >ome time to come. The initiative has now passed to rlindenburg. The most competent ex perts predict that only the greatest ■ffort will prevent the Germane from 'ulfilling their boast to break through ho allied line before American par icipatlon can eaualixe the reinforce nents of the German lines from the Russian front. This reinforcement of the enemy j nade possible by the cessation of I IR-liting on the east front, means a lalf million picked men to throw j nto the assault against the allied 1 ines before America can get in. Be ides restoring to Hindenburg his ong lost initiative. General Byng's re verse practically demonstrates the intruth of various widely prevalent tories regarding the enemy. It demonstrates the utter absurdity >f the story that the morale of the , îormane le waning. It gives the lie ο the confidently circulated stories of Jermajiy's impending collapse. Re lardless of who Is personally reepon ible for the Cambrai reverse, the undamental reason doubtless lies in he fact that the whole army has been term eate-d with a spirit of cock uredness if not over-oonfldence that | t '' ^ grown careless. Perhaps it ifjntinued on page 5.) TO SNOW County Campaigners, Howev er, Here This Afternoon for Local Event. HEAR FINE SPEAKERS Teams to Start Monday to Get 8,500 Members for the Great Cause. The Perth Λ mho y Red Cross ri V"w for 8,600 new members is on. A parade and public mass meeting are being held this afternoon as a flt» ting beginning of such a campaign La which ever}' man, woman and child with any patriotism whatsoever can· not but help to take a great amount of interest and enroll. Owing Uie bad condition In the streets divided u|ion formerly, a last minute duwgc «a» made in the line uf march, ho that the parade would go from the City Hall to Smith street, out Smith street to Central Railroad tracks, aud then countermarch to State street and thence to the High SchooL V> ord was received by Gerenai Chairman Albert Leon this morning that owing to the bad condition of th· roads the county campaigners had abandoned their tour. All of them, under the leadership of State Vic· Chairman A- B. Leach will be In thi· city at 4 o'clock, however, to partic ipate in the meeting which Is being held following the parade. Ther· are several speakers to this party, who, together with Captain Arthur Rudd, will take the audience to the battle scarred countries of Europe and show what the Red Cross Is doing there for the wounded soldiers. The various units taking part la this afternoon's demonstration are carrying oui the order οΐ formation announced by Marshal Glenw orth Sturgis in the EVENING NEWS yes· terday. The speakers at thte afternoon's meeiting: include, In addition to Cap· tain Arthur Rudd, the main speaker yt the meeting, A. B. Leach, state vice chairman of the Northern Dis trict Red Crone Camptugn; Sergciaût Major Modoud. of the Canadian Army; 8ergea»t Brumbough, one of the survivors of the Princess Pat Regiment, and Captain Van der Noot de Morreei. a Belgian officer. The Penh Amiboy Choral Socieity offered their services for this afternoon'· meettlng, the program it will carry out having been published yesterday. Tomight In the various theatres and stores about this city the Red Cross booths will start activity, eau·h being in charge of two members of the local Red Croas chapter who will sell mem berships. The bajiks, too. have these booths where memberships can be purchase*! during banking hours. Tomorrow in the churches of the city the ministers will place before the congTt-sratioiis the matter ai join ing the Red Croœ. in many of the churches enrollments In the Red Cross will be secured following thj serviceei 1 (Continued on page 5) C.IVE "HIM" A DHFSSV XF.CKT1E FOR ( HRI^TWAS. GET THE BEST— AT "JOHNNY" SLOBODIEVS. 15922-12-15-lt· P. A Hardware for Snow Shovels. ΙΓ-ίΟ-12-U-et· The Officers and Directors of the Perth Amboy Trust Company cordially invite the general public to visit and inspect the new Perth Amboy Trust Company Building ■ 147 Smith Street Perth Amboy, New Jersey Monday, December 17th 1917 from 4 until 6 o'clock from 7 until 9 o'clock WHERE and HOW DO YOU SPEND SUNDAY? You seek recreation at the movies during the week. Why not seek RE-CREATION at the churches Sunday ? I, THE !, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH li I s invites you to try the - experiment at the 10:30 Y. M.C.A. 7:30 < 4