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Warmer today; snow tomorrow. Perth Amboy Evening News. VOL. XXXVIII. No. 200 PERTH AMBOY, N. J., TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1918 TWELVE PAGES—TWO CENTS EDITION k FIRST PERTH AMBOY ΜΑΗ REPORTED DEAD IN FRANCE Mayor Names Committee For City's Anniversary .24 Mayor Plans Big Time Here onj Occasion—President Ad vises It be Held. 100 ON THE COMMITTEE Plans Dropped for Time, but Have Been Boosted by Mayor Ten Broeck. Definite plans were ffifetituted last niglit for the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the incor poration of the city of Perth Amboy as a city. In a communication to the Board of Aldermen, Mayor John F. TenBroeck advised the board that steps have been taken to arrange for a committee for the proper celebra tion of the event, which will take place on August 24. Plans for this celebration have been under way for many monthB, but owing to war times and the gen eral depression the plans have laid Idle for some time. The wish of President Wilson, however, that such celebrations not be done away with but that they be carried to their suc cessful conclusion has prompted the mayor to advance the plans and he has appointed a general committee who will plan fo) the celebration. Mayor TenBroeck has been WUsy for the past few days choosing the committee who "will have charge of the event. No definite plans have as yet been made for the event except for the appointment of the commit tee, and it has not as yet been decid ed to what extent the celebration will be carried, nor what amount will be expended on the event. Mayor TenBroeck Is determined to make the celebration a fit event to properly celebrate the granting of a charter to the city two hundred years ago. Τα that end he has endeavored to choose a committee who will de vote every effort to make the event a fitting and elaborate one. The first talk, of the celebration to observe^ the incorporation of the city and the granting of a charter came up during the term of former Mayor Perd Garretsoif, who appointed the citizens of the city as a committee of the whole to work out plans for the event. That was before the declara tion of war. When that came the Idea for the . celebration received a setback and no further steps were taken. Recently, however, there has been considerable comment on the matter and a desire has been shown for the affair. Several fraternal organizations have planned to bring here at the time state and national conventions of their organizations, and they have expressed a desire to ascertain to just what extent the city will cooperate with them in their plans. The mayor has chosen a partial list of the committeemen to work for the event. This committee Is subject to. change and addition at any time, the mayor states, and when they meet In the near future they will choose their own chairman and start the activities at once. The committee Is composed of about 100 persons prominent in vari ous lines and is representative of al most every branch of activity in the city. The names chosen to date fol low: Judge Adrian Lyon, Judge C. C. Hommann, J. L. Kearny, Albert Leon, Ferd Garretson, James H. White, Rev. Dr. William P. Cantwell, Rev. Wilbert Westcott, Kev. W. Northey Jones, Harry Conard, W. Guy Weaver, John J. Quinn, Aldermen William C. Wilson, Albert G. Waters, F. William Hllker, Christian Anderson, John J. Clark, Benjamin Reidy and Alder man-at-large Crouse, David L. Hull, John Pfeiffer, George F. Reynolds, John K. Sheehy, Samuel E. Shull, J, Lawrence Boggs, Rev. William H. Bawden, Samuel G. Garretson, Dr. J. G. Wilson, William B. Pratt, Dr. G. W. Flthian, Victor W. Main, Frank Dorsey, Fred J. Cox, Clancy D. Boyn ton, J. Logan Clevenger, D. P, Olm •tead, Arthur Retchman, C. C. Chris tensen, M. J. Lakomskl, Charles K. Seaman, Β. M. Gannon, C. C. Bald win, Jesse Seaman, John H. Frltzing er, Tracy D. Waring, Stephen F. Somogyi, Joseph E. Strieker, Dr. jacoo «janes, tiev. ixoDerc scniotter Frank L. Antiscll, A. C. Clark, Mor gan F. Larson, Herman Ellis, I. Al· pern, A. Greenbaum, Joseph M Greer, Herbert Phllllpp, Oliver W KanLKay, Dr. William E. Ramsay Sidney Rlddlestorffer, Thomas F Burke, William P. Bradley, Wllbui LaRoe, W. H. Hesser, E. G. Fraser Ε. R. Pierce, J. P. Salter, Henry Me Cullough, E. W. Kelly, J. E. McAlin den, John Hanson, Sr., Richard F. White, John Hanson, Jr., W. H. Chamberlain, Jay B. Franke, William H. Pfetffer, Leo Goidberger, John M. O'Toole, Patrick J. Burke, John F. TenBroeck, William J. WiHsey, Lou if Briegs, E. J. McCormiJk Larry R. Wilson, Rev. W. A. LitteU, Re". Col umibino Galassl, Rev. Louis Nanassy, Rev. John Tolep, Rev. Joseph Urban, Rev. Olo Neilsen, Rev. Mr. Friedman, Recorder H. E. Plckersgill and Mrs. Frank Dorsey, Mrs. Oliver W. Ram say, Mrs. Adrian Lyon and Miss Emily Paterson. While the mayor's recommendation to the board had been read and filed, a resolution by Alderman Clark wa« Introduced covering the situation In somewhat the same manner and call ing for the appointment οI a commit tee to take charge of the plans and ar. rangements. If the mayor's plans are carried out to the letter the celebration will be no mean one and will be a fitting event. Just how long the celebration will <S>n tinue, officially has not yet been de termined and will probably be left to the committee. -The celebration has met with the general approval of the city at large and there was general dissatisfaction with the idea of dropping the event entirely a· it marked too Important and historic event to b· passed without proper recognition. 1 - î_ m ■ !. Α·..·.···<·::·<,·» Λ',·,:·.··;..·.· VI.''...ι ASK U.S. AID TO HOUSE·® Aldermen Would Have Gov ernment Money Devoted to Housing in This City. DELEGATES to WASHINGTON Want Portion of $50,000,000 Expended in This City for War Workers. The Board of Aldermen last night approved the appointment of a com mittee from this city to go to Wash ington in an effort to have a portion of the $50,000,000 to be expended by the United States to relieve conditions in manufacturing centers, used in this city, where the housing probfcm for war workers Is becoming more serious day by day and soon promises to overwhelm the city with a flood ot men looking for accommodations here. The board likewise granted a raise to the employes of the street depart ment giving them an Increase to thir ty-three cents an hour, passed a res olution asking the board of freehold ers to take over two-flfths of a mile of State street, from^the termination of the present brick pavement to the Woodbridge creek bridge, in which they requested the board to pave that thoroughfare. The motion for the appointment of the committee was made by Alder man Clark of the fifth ward. It call ed for the appointment of a commit tee of delegates to go to the national capital, there to see the proper au thorities to see what can be done to ward getting better housing facilities here and having a portion of the fifty millions diverted for use here. It Is the contention of the aldermen and those In a position to know that the war planta In thle vicinity ha.ve sent a flood of workers here and to this vicinity, the housing of whom has become a very urgent problem. These men are arriving dally ta. work in the huge munition· and other plants In this vicinity and in the city and' they mbst be taken care of. The government in a recent measurë au thorized the appropriation of fifty millions of dollars to give better fa cilities for housing men employed In government and war plants. The appointment of the committee will probably be made within α short time. The appointments will be up to Alderman-at-Large Ira R. Crouse, who has now taken the matter up for consideration. He has not as yet named anyone to work as a delegaté. The matter received the undivided approval of the board and the mayor, and the city fathers believe that with the proper evidence of the necessity for the housing here, the .government officials will see the justice of the re quest and grant a portion of the money to be expended here. The resolution for the increase for street department men was granted without any argument last night, the body apparently having agreed on the raise before the session. Prior to last night, though, there has been consid erable verbiage and argument be tween members of the board on the matter, the alderman from the fifth ward having taken exception to delays in granting the raise, while the chair man of the streets and sewers com mittee and others have taken excep tion to the former's statements and claimed that they were doing their best to grant the raise, and they ac cused him of fomenting feeling among the men, which he denied. The increase will cost the city about $3,000 a year and Is considered as the only and best step the city fathers could take at this time, owing to the general increase of wages and the need for higher pay to meet the ever raising cost of living. Asking the county to take over two flfths of a mile of State street and pave it suitably, the board passed a resolution which will be transmitted to that effect. The section of State street Is at the present time badly In need of paving and the aldermen feel that its Importance as a county artery for traffic make It a real county road and one that should come under the direction and control of the county, rather than that the city should be forced to pay for and maintain the thoroughfare. Alio icyun υι tue cuaaemnauon commissioners who recently heard pro ceedings and granted an award to the estate of Henry M&urer for land with which to extend Hanson avenue was ordered received and filed by the board last night, and the payment of twenty. Ave dollars for the services of eaoh was authorized. The commissioners were Adolph Greeribaum, C. C. Horn mann and Frank Valentine. The city treasurer was ordered to prepare a supplemental debt statement for the city. So that certain bond is sues may bo issued, and the Issue clar ified a definite statement of the debt of the city at the present time Is want ed. It was announced that the $30,000 bond issue for the purchase of addi tional watershed lands for the city's pumping station at Runyon had been sold to R. M. Grant & Company of New York at the prescribed rates of Interest. The ordinances for the laying of sanitary sewers In Seaman street and Cleveland avenue, in accordance with the recommendation of the health de partment were passed on their second and final readings by the 'board. Investigate Junk Evil. Detective H. L. Wyckoft was given authority by the aldermen in accord ance with the provision· of the com piled ordinances, to make an lnvesti (Contlnued on page 4.) P. A. Hardware for Paints and Bruah··. 178l5-t-tl-«t· 1813 T"Js£ikr,n" 1813 kJU,; ^·· ..'-vv.:. UNITED STATES WILL REFUSE 70 APPROVE JAPANESE IN RUSSIA Bu United Prest. a WASHINGTON, March 5—If Japan sends an expeditionary force into Rus sia she 'will do so without the approval οt the United States government. The United Press is able to state on highest authority that the delicate question facing (President. Wilson and hie cabinet this afternoon is -whether or not to protest against the Japanese proposal, and if so, how strongly. Senator Lewis was right wheif he stated in the senate today that Japa nese intervention is a question now to be settled between Great Britain and Japan. The United States has no agree ment with Japan and none with Rus sia, and is therefore a "looker on" in sense, Il Is stated. How far she can be a disinterested "looker on," how ever, le the knotty question which has absorbed President Wilson and the members of Ills official family for days. A decision on whether this country will remain silent under Japanese in tervention, will protest or will ask, as a matter of form, for a declaration of intention from Nippon, will probably be decided by the President and the cabinet this afternoon. The United States will not support any Japanese expedition, however, which under the surface In Washing ton Is regarded ae a dangerous move in view of the democratic Ideals set forth-by the Allies. Japan has pledged herself to the alms of the entente through her Ally, England. Any action she may find necessary to take in solving the tan gled far eastern situation will be in harmony with those aims, Japanese diplomats said today. No official word on the Japanese Siberian question was obtainable at the Japanese embassy, but the evident tension of the past week continued to Prevail. It was suggested that the T'nited States will be duly notified if Japan concludes that a military movement le Imperative. It wae admitted that the Bolshevik] steps at Vladivostok and along the Siberian railway has aggravated the situation and that a decision In the matter cannot be long delayed. Announcing Uncle Sam's Special Service for Gardeners and Canners To help you produce food in YOUR own garden during the coming spring and summer the EVENING NEWS will publish a se ries of official, practical gardening directions. This illustrated series, "Food From Your Backyard," has been prepared by the gardening specialists of the United étates Department of Agriculture. The articles will be brief, yet complete; interesting, and yet simple enough for a child to enjoy and to apply. The first article is pub lished today on page three. While conveying many new ideas to experienced gardeners, these talks will be designated particularly to help those with little or no gardening experience to make the most of their home food plots. They will tell how to handle new or previously cultivated plots what, how much and when to plant, how to get successive crops and obtain maximum yields... As these war gardens come into production a series of official articles on home canning and drying·, prepared by Uncle Sam's home food preserving specialist? —111 be published. It is suggest.:.<1 that after reading these articles, everyone inter ested in some gardening and canning cut them out and paste them orf" cards or in a scrapbook. These clippings will make a thorough ly reliable household guide for the home food producers and con servers or Perth Amboy and vicinity. POLITICAL DEE NOT BUZZING But Leaders Have Taken No Definite Steps for Cam paign This Year. While the political heads of this city have not as yet aroused themselves to any great extent over the nominations or discussions of candidates for the very important offices to be filled this year, there is an undercurrent of com ment running in the county, looking toward the election, at which a United States senator and a United States rep resentative, and a state senator are to be chosen and other Important offices are to be filled. The wiseacres have not gotten to gether in this city, either Republican or Democratic, but at the county eeat the bee is buzzing merrily with talk of nominations for the various offices. j Judge George S. Silzer of the cir cuit court, whoso ambition to become clipncellor of the state is well known, ha.s been mentioned as a possibility of the Democratic party for the senator ial nomination. This Idea was scouted last night by men prominent in pol itical circles. In view of the position now held by the judge. It Is thought that his judicial ambitions are such that he Is hardly likely to forsake them for the congressional honors. The judge is said to have had his eye on the chancellorship for some time past and that the retirement of Chancellor Edwin R. Walker next year might give the justice his long sought opportunity· to become chancellor of the state. Mention of several men for the state senatorshlp has been made, in cluding Judge Adrian Lyon. The work on his behalf in this city has not developed to any great extent among Republicans, as far as could be learn ed. _ * Senator Florance whose term ex pires this year may be a candidate for re-election, although he has not yet committed himself on the mattej* Assemblymen Edgar and Applegcne are also being primed for the race by a number of their friends In the west ern section of the county. Former Assemblyman Arthur A. Qulnn, who was defeated for the nom ination for the assembly by Florance, Is practically certain to run for the Democratic nomination again, his friends and adherents having per suad ed him to again enter the lists for the senatorial toga. Qeran In Race. Sheriff Elmer H. Geran of Monmouth county is also mentioned as a possi bility for the state senatorial honor, also. The author of the Oeran election laws is said to be not unfavorable toward consideration for the position. He le a former member of the assem bly, having retired from that position to take up the shrievalty work in hi» county. Geran is a resident of Mat awan. TO THE PUBLIC. Commencing tonight, the proprietors of the stores of Perth Amboy who have signed agreements, will close on Tues day, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at i o'clock.-- X7481-3-5-2t* Undertake·· ana ftmtialmeVs. High Clam Service. Auto or Ceachea. Flynn ft Peterson. Chapel and Morgue. 412 Bast Ave. Phone StS. Day or Night. P. A. Hardware for Champion spark plug·. 17m-2-2(-tt· cm VAN SYCKLE Jul LSiSYKrtSK ■ ARRIVES READY FOR WORK ■ Newly Appointed Senator Fa vors Prohibition and Will ι Back Wilson. Vu Special Correspondent. TRBNTON, March 5—New Jersey's new United States senator, David Baird, came here yesterday afternoon to confer with Governor Edge and to personally thank the executive for honoring him with the temporary ap pointment in the senate at Washing ton. Mr. Baird has just arrived homo from the South, where he was on a business trip when appointed by the governor. He received the handsome ly engrossed certificate and commis sion, which officially clothed him ! with the office of United States sena- I tor, and took them with him on leav- I lng this city later in the afternoon for I Camden. I Mr. Baird, when asked if he had any statement to make, said any- ; thing he might say would only be a ! repetition of his telegram of accept ance to Governor Sdge. In which al- ! leglance was pledged to the govern ment In Its program to win the war. : "There are two questions on which · It would be of Interest to have your, view," said one of iis interviewers, ί "one of these Is prohibition, and the 1 other Is woman suffrage." The senator thought for a moment : ind then smiled with the reporters. | "Well, I have not as yet considered : them very much." "As to prohibition there are a good many things I like about it," he con tinued. ! as to me otner, ι am not sure : yet. I want to say, though, that I am behind the commander-in-chief of the United States forces, although I am a Republican. We can think about which party should represent the American people after the war. Personally, I would prefer a Republi can party at that time," Senator Balrd concluded. Mr. Balrd said he would go to j Washington within several days, as soon as he hears from Senator Frel- ! lnghuysen. The latter being the sen- I ior senator from New Jersey now, will, according to custom, introduce ' the new man to Washington official life and present his credentials. These have already been forwarded to Frel inghuysen. Discussing night' sessions of con gress, Mr. Balrd remarked that it is his custom to retire at 9 o'clock at night, and that he would continue to "bid the boye good night" at that' hour except when Important matters : should be before the upper branch Τft, congress', when, of course, he would ! remain, especially If It should be j necessary that he vote. The new senator said he was not ready to announce whom his secre- J tary would be. When asked If it| would be a man from Camden county j he retorted that in this Instance he | would have to look over a broader : field In making the appointment. I Bee the new L,extngton Sedan at the P. A. Hardware «how rooms. 17tSS-l-2l-6t* MAXWELL Cabriolet For Sale! SEXTON'S GARAGE STtAM VULCANIZING I Heavy Bombardment Started by Artillery Does Effective Work Against Enemy. By FRED S. FERGUSON. (United Press Staff Correspondent.) WITH THE AMERICAN ARMIES IN FRANCE, March 4 (delayed).— American artillery violently bombard ed the German trenches during a heavy snowstorm this morning. The artil lerying began at 1 o'clock and w as in tense for half an hour. The inky black night sky suddenly buret into flames and dense lines of fire. The grounds were shaken a mile to the rear of the lines. The German artillery reply was weak. The entire bombardment lasted an i hour diminishing towards the last. The Germans used their heavy guns In the rear of Monesert. A German machine gun captured during the enemy raid of Toul on Fri day has been brought in and will be sent to Washington as a tropΛy after being suitably Inscribed. Two lieutenants in the hospital here killed a couple of Germans after being woujided. One of them who probably is p. ominent in New York, was wound ed in the shoulder by a piece of shell and was bayoneted in the side. He got his Boehe with a revolver. The other was in a dugout when It was gren aded. Ordered to come out he did, and shot the officer who gave the or der. Repul.sc' Surprise Attack Bu United Press. PARIS, March 5—American forces repulsed a German surprise attack in the Lorraine region and took some prisoners, the French war office an nounced today. P. A. Hardware for Lexington Mo tor Cars. 1735S-2-28-6t* FILE PLU FOR HIGHER FIRES Public Service Asks Public Util ities Commission for Right to Boost the Price. HEARING NEXT THURSDAY Claim Present Operating Cost is Greater Than Income from Service in State. 5 y Special Correspondent. TRENTON, March B:—The Public Utility Commission today set Thurs day of next week as the date for the first hearing on the application made today by the Public Service Corpora tion for permission to increase its trolley fares on all Public Service lines throughout the state. The company wants a flat rate of seven cents with two cents additional for every transfer Issued and one cent for each transfer issued on a transfer fare. The application was made today by L. H. D. Gllmour and the commission advised him to five the matter the widest publicity. George F. Wright, of Paterson, who was recently appointed to the Utility Board by Governor Edge, sat with the commission this morning. Plead Loss In Operation To enablè It to raise sufficient rev enue to meet unusual war conditions Public Service Railway Company filed an application for increased j rates with the State Board of Publlo Utility Commissioners in Trenton to day. The company aak" for seven cent cai"li fares, two cc : is for each transfer issued on payn, nt of cash fares and one cent for r .h najisfer Issued on a transfer. According to the petition filed the company figures that these rates would give it an ad ditional income of some (1,700,000 a year which is the amount It contends la necessary to malu us.lhe «Uftaf eoeo between preja^^MMLVT^waa operating in g and #r Um eu· was ask«4noF by L. D. Howard CHI mo ur, -the company's general solicitor, in ^presenting the petition. Speaking «»f the company's action, Thomas Ν. ι McCarter, its president, said: "In making an application to the State Utility Board for more revenue Public Service Railway Company is attempting to meet a most unusual situation, which confronts It as the result of economic conditions arising out of the war. Abnormal damands have been and are being made upon the railway to provide transportation facilities for shipyards, munition plants and other industries that are directly engaged in war work and at the same time every element of cost that enters Into the street railway business has been going up to hith erto unheard of levels. "If the company is to meet the de mands made upon it, if it is to provide cars for the thousands of extra war ! (Continued on page 2.) GOOD BICYCLE wanted for cash. Dr. Davis, 414 State St. 17456-3-6-lt* EXIDE STORAGE BATTERY SERVICE STATION US New Brune. Ave. Telephone 4». SCTMHiLLT DIES OF POISON Parents Hear of Death from Washington—Enlisted 13 Months Ago at Newark. SECOND SON IN SERVICE Slight Details of Death of First Man from Here in France. Official word wu received here at 6:15 o'clock last night from Wash ington, D. C., stating that Sergeant Michael J. Krochmally, of thle city, had died In France on March 2. Krochmally la the first Perth Am boy lad to lose hie life "over there." Ser jeant Krochmally was not killed la action but died of septicemia, a form of blood poisoning. The telegram from Adjutant Qeneral McCain doe· not go Into any detail and does not state where the local boy was when he died. At 11 o'clock this morning a letter •was received at the EVENING NEWÉ office from Sergeant Krochmally, writ» ten by him on February 10, and In closing a well known poem among the Sammies. He does not complsdn of being sick and writes as if hi* spirit· were high and that he was anxious t· get Into fight. Sergeant Krochmally was not a drafted soldier, having en listed voluntarily a year ago February through the Newark recruiting office, his letter received this morning Is very brief. He declares that "I'm a volun teer and will fight to the finish for th« United States and Old Glory." H· signs It as being a member of Com pany H, 16lh Infantry. Hla father, when questioned this morning, declar ed that Sergeant Krochmally a machine gun division. 8ergeant Krochmally the service Just thirteen : the end came. waa sent to tnuleml *o Ten* to of seen of htm. He left for ; out telling when hla ship - _ Krochmally had a rapid rise, betof made a sergeant within a year after his enlistment. When he left for France he was a corporal. He sent his warrant, promoting him to »th· rank of corporal to hi» parents, wh· llve at 97 Pearl place. They never received his sergeant warrant, how ever. Sergeant Krochmally waa twenty two years old and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Krochmally, Br. He received his education at No. 2 school after which he went to work. He vu well known In this city as "Handsome Mike," and "Smiling Mike" KrochS mally, having made many friend^ through his genial disposition. (Continued on page 2.) RECEPTION DAY (Gentle but Strong) Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6th, *918 WE are able to have this reception day because our good friends, our patroni, have given us success. We have not been stricken with a greed for money. We know we must have it to do bigger and better things for you and with your continued help we will do more for you and might say we are now working on a new selling price and we intend to lower our entire prices when this is completed. (PROFIT SHARING WITH CUSTOMERS) Four o'clock Tomorrow Will Be the Biggest Hour of the Day McClung Drug Co. 198 Smith Street, Perth Amboy, N. J. Four Articles Sold by the Sweet Girls from New York Calox Tooth Powder 25c and 45c Germicidal Soap The wonder soap 25c a cake Candy Special 43c lb. Life Savers 5c Mavis Talcum 25c a can Two special shipments with bodyguards coming today—one from Baltimore Mr. Billis, bringing Janson Chocolates $1.00 a pound; another, Mr. White of New York, bringing Vivaudou Toilet Articles; both shipments coming as excesse baggage to our store with theee gentlemen. Don't Miss the Big Event Two extra special Prescription men will be here to help C. M. Darling and F. W. McClung care for the prescriptions of the sick ones who cannot come. (Always Ready to Do Quick Service for the Sick) McClung Drug Co. 198 SMITH STREET, PERTH AMBOY,