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I : i AUTO FIB EVERY 29 ON ISLAND Jchmond Now Has 3,824 Reg istered With the Secre tary of State. tu Special Correspondent. TOTTENVILLE, March 13—With a tar for every twenty-flvo of its resi dents Staten Island now has 3,824 automobiles registered with Secretary of State Hugo, a gain of 871 in the last twelve months during which New York state increased its motor vehi cles by 93,701, attaining a total of 411,667 with a revenue of $4,284,114, or $1,626,072.25 more than the pre vious year. All records In motor ve hicle registration were broken in 1917. The total receipt* of the auto mobile bureau show a gain of better than 61 per cent over 1916. Out of the 411,567 cars registered last year, 125,101, or about SO per cent, are owned and operated in Greater New York, the state receiving a revenue of $1,324,416.50 from the registration of these cars alone, while 74,493 of the 133,686 licensed chauf feurs ply their trade in the metropolis The last twelve months saw over 27. 000 more entering the business. The licensing of chauffeurs brought in a revenue of $214,929 last year. The commercial car demonstrating its economy and general flexibility to present day demands, has largely in creased its numbers in this state the past year. Where there were 35,103 commercial cars in 1916 with 17,404 in Grêater New York alone, there are now 55,402 with 25,078 in the big city. Staten Island has kept pace with the motor vehicle development of the state In general, Increasing its pleas ure cars from 2,621 in 1916 to 3,127 In IS 17; its commercials from 316 to ^£54: its chauffeurs decreasing from ^^^1,323 to 1,259. It now has 262 motor cycles. Richmond has also benefited great ly from a full year's division of motor vehicle receipts. In 1915 the county received $3,407.24 in comparison with which it received $19,989.36 last year. Tho county's place with statS and na tion from an automobile standpoint is seen from figures which show that the state now has a car for every 23 of its residents and the United States for oVery 24 of its inhabitants. Borough President Van Name Spoke in Albany Yesterday | By Special Corresponde»». TOTTENVIL/LE, Mar. 13.—Borough I President Van Name spoko before) Govermor Whitman in the capltol, Al bany, yesterday, urging the adoption of the Wagner-Donahue bill for tile public ownehshiip and operation of all public utilities. Ho made a good im pression and was enthusiastically ap plauded at the close of his address. President Van Name went on the spe cial train that left the Grand Central station in Manhattan at 8.30 o'clock. He made the trip to let the legislators of Uie state know of the manner In ' WlBch the progress of Staten Island In being retarded and kept 'back because oi the Incompetent and insufficient transportation facilities, trolley and steam railroad system in Richmond borough. Go-operative School Club Had Interesting Meeting Last Night By Special Corresyonaent. TOTTENVILLE, March 13.—An in teresting program was given before a small audience at the meeting of the Oo-operative School Club held last night in the auditorium of the Tot tenville Junior High school. The pro gram was arranged by the mothers and Included a song "Keep the Home Fire Burning," by Alexander Campbell, dancing the Highland fling by Miss Jes sie Buchan of Woodbridge, vocal duet by Elcy and Janet Decker, recitation, Catherine Campbell and a talk by Miss Ayer, librarian of the Tottenville branch of the Now York Public Li brary. Principal N. J. Lowe of the erhool gave a Four Minuto Men talk at the close. , The annual election that was to have been held was postponed until the next meeting because of the small attend ance of the members of the club. Those In charge of the program were Mrs. Roach, Mjs. A F. Decker and ~ Mrs. Alex Campbell. Four-Year-Old Boy is Killed by Trolley at Grant City Bu Special correspondent. TOTTENVILLE, March 13—Four year-old Max Zurn, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Zurn, of 80 Freeman avenue, Grant City, was instantly killed by a trolley of the Midland Railroad Company in Lincoln ave nue, Grant City, yesterday afternoon. The caj· was going on an incline and the motorman was powerless to stop It before reaching the child, whose body was cut in two by the wheels of thp car. The motorman told the police that he rang his bell continu ously, but the little fellow must have become bewildered. Assistant Medi cal Examiner Mord took charge of the body and is making an investiga tion. PLEASANl PLAINS Mr. and Mrs. James McWilllam, of the Bronx, have been visiting in Prince Bay Little Farms. Mrs. Walter Grant visited her parents In Tottenville yesterday. John McNulty is home from Camp Wadsworth at Spartanburg for ft visit with his father, Michael McNulty of Amboy road. John Carroll was home from Camp Upton for a visit with his parents yesterday. Mrs. M. B. WyriU has been visiting relatives in Brooklyn. Jack O'Brien is back after a visit in Boston last week. Charles Keating, of the Navel Re serve, was home this week for a visit. Mrs. George Huff has been enter taining friends from Brooklyn the past week. George Brown, of Manhattan, has been visiting his mother. Mrs. James O'Neill is recovering after an operation at St. Vincent's hospital. Moon Superstition. Among the Hindu* and Egyptian· the mouse was carried to the moon. De Qubernatis say·: "The pagan sun· god crushes under his foot the mou*·, of the night. When the cat's away the mice will play. The shadow· of night lane· whan th· moon la absent." MORS OF DRAFT SOUGHT Captain Turley and Chairman Marscher Cause One Ar rest in Raid. Bu Special Correspondent. TOTTENVILLE, March IS—Police Captain John J.'Turley, of the Nine ty-ninth precinct station, with Augus tus Q. Marsch&r, chairman of Local Exemption Board No. 189, made a raid on the boarding house of the S. S. White Dental Company and the rooming house adjoining the Old Homestead hotel in Prince Bay last night in a search for slackers and those who failed to register at the federal census on June 5 of last year. Word had reached the exemption board that ft number of employes that had recently come to the dental works were of draft age and that suspicion was directed against them as not being registered. In the search for violators of the federal law only one waa found that anything could be lodged against him. He Is a young man giving his name as William Murray, twenty-two | years old, a toolmaker, who came to j the Dental Works two weeks ago I from the Bowery in Manhattan. He ] claimed that he registered in Milford, j Conn., under the name of Montgom- ] ery, claiming that was his mother's name by α second marriage. He was arrested charged with a violation of the federal law and taken to the Eightieth . precinct station, Stapleton, where he was locked up for the night. He was taken to Brooklyn this morning, where he was turned over to United States Marshal Pow ers "at his office in that borough. Evans' hotel at Prince Bay was also visited in the search for violators of the federal law. The police are on the watch for all violators of the draft law and they will be dealt with according to law. Sergeant Howard Pearsall is Married to Miss Hazal Kern By Special Correspondent. TOTTENVILDE, March 13:—Ser geant Howard Pearsall, of the U. S. Army, stationed at present In Florida, and Miss Hazel Kern, daughter of Mrs. August Kern, of Sharrott roa<l. Kreischerville, were married at 7 o'clock Monday night at the parson age of St. Mark's Merthodlst Episco pal church. Pleasant Plains. The ceremony was performed by Rev. F. W. Sloat, pastor of the church, in the presence of a number of relatives and friends. Miss Ruth Pearsall, sister of the groom, was maid of honor, and August Kern, brother of the bride, was best man. Λ ..recep tion followed at the home of the bride. Sergeant Pearsall, who enlisted some time ago, has been In Florida receiving Instruction in the handling of army tanks and 1b at present home on a furlough. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Pearsall, of Pleasant Plains. He expects to be ordered to France ' wlthifi a short time. 6rand Jury In Session at St. George Again Tomorrow Su Special Correspondent. TOTTENVILLE, March IS—The March grand iury of which Thomas Kieran of Rosebank, Is the foreman, will convene at the court room in Borough hall, St. George, tomorrow to taken up several more cases that have occurred since that body con vened at first on Monday, March 4. At that time a number of cases were considered. The case of Charles Goodale, nine teen years old, of Maguiro avenue, Prince Bay, charged with forcing an entrance to the grocery store of Eucebia Johnson at Seaside avenuç, EltliTgville, Monday night, March 4, and getting ready to carry off a quan tity of goods. Goodale with Charles Depew, fourteen years old, also of Ma guire avenue, were caught in the store by Patrolman William Gilby, of Pleasant Plains, who Is attached to the New Dorp police station. Depew was arraigned in the children's court last Wednesday and after a hearing was sent by Judge Clark to the New York Juvenile Asylum. Goodale has been locked up In the county jail at Richmond çver since his arrest, in default of $1,000 bail- Both were out on probation before the latter robbery for another offense committed soce time ago. William Burke Pleads Not Guilty; Is Held for Trial TOTTENVII.LE, March 13—Plead ing not guilty to a charge of burglary In the county court at St. . George yesterday, William Burke, twenty-one years old, of 262 Bethel avenue, Tot tenvllle, was remanded again to the county jail at Richmond for trial to morrow. Burke was Indicted by the grand Jury on a charge of burglary. According to the police who arrested him. tho next day after the burglary at Samuel Morgenstein's general store at the Atlantic station, he is said to have broken into the place and stolen a quantity of shoes and other articles, together with a sum of money and tickets belonging to the Staten Island Rapid Transit. Burke has boen in the county Jail ever > since. TOTTEKVniE Miss Florence Krlner returned to her home today in Corning, after a visit with her sister, Mrs. George A. Moore, of Butler avenue. Fred Hoehn has returned from Ce ballas, Cuba, where he went three weeks ago. Miss Nettie French, a teacher at the Tottenvllle school, ha» returned from up the state, where she wae called for the illnese of her mother. Hector Copeland, of Johnson ave nue, is slowly recovering from an at tack of pneumonia. Ray Butler, of the U. β. Calumet, ia home on sick leave. Harry Carver, who wae recently appointed to the police force, la at tending the school of inatructlon in Monhattan. A Colonial sociable will be held at the South Baptist church tomorrow night. Ice cream will be for sale and the proceeda will be for the purchase of Eaater flowers. / The Orient degree will be conferred on a number of candidates by United Council Orient Court, J. O. U. A. M„ tonight E. A. Jollne will be the speaker for the Four Minute Men tonight at the Palace theatre. SOUTH ΧΜΒΟΥTO DEMAND LIGHT Want Reasons Why Light on Streets is Off Until Late at Night. By Special Cormpondent. SOUTH AMBOY, March 13—The most Important thing done at the council meetingr last night was in re gard to the poor service given this city by the Middlesex and Monmouth Ught, Heat and Power Company. This city has been for the past few weeks in dakrness until about 8 or 9 o'clock at night and, according to the agreement with this company they are francljjsed to furnish light: to this city at time3 when it is most necessary. Councilman Hackett brought this matter to the council's attention last night, and also moved that the clerk communicate with the company in an endeavor to find out where they got authority to shut off the lights in the streets in the early evening, and leave the town in darkness. Mr. Hackett stated that they have not as far as he knows asked for any permission to do this, and should fuel conserva tion prompt them to cut down the light and power somewhat, it was the I opinion of the council, that they should notify or ask the city's permis sion to do so. Councilman Stanton stated that he was very much in favor of the motion of Mr. Hackett, and he ' declared that the lighting company j was doing an unjust thing to throw ( the light from the city at that hour of night. He stated that while they j might have other large concerns to I furnish power to they should take in I consideration that this city has had ! contracts with them for a great many I years. Councilman Hackett asked the city clerk if he had any communica tion from the company in regard to this matter and he was informed that he has received none. The motion that the city clerk communicate with the lighting company, was carried by unanimous vote of the members of the council. Communication from the secretary of the Board of Education, William M. Emmons, stating that R. U. Rue and U. J. Delaney had been placed on the Board of School Estimate, was received and referred to the proper committee by Councilman Hackett. Communication was read by the city clerk, from Thomas J. Burden, one of the assessors In this city re questing the city to procure for the 1 use of the assessors in their business 100 two-cent etamped envelopes, 100 three-cent stamped envelopes, and 1 also 300 letter heads, the same as the sample enclosed. This communica tion was ordered received and given attention by Councilman Hackett. A communication in the form of a report of the various fire houses and apparatus, was received from Fire Chief R. G. Neiltopp, Sr. He stated ' in his communication that the Broad jway fire house could be repaired on ' the outside, such as having the door I fixed, and other minor repairs for very little expense, as tho interior of the j building is stil lin good condition, I and the repairing of the outside of the , building is «till in good condition, j vlceable for years. He also reported I on the condition of the Protection and Mcchanicsville fire houses, that the buildings were in fairly good condi tion, while the apparatus was poor and recommended in some cases that the machines be sold for junk. The most serious condition was found by the chief to be in the Maxfleld fire house. This is a building recently erected for the purpose of storing the fire engine for that section of the town, and notwithstanding Its recent erection it Is in worse condition than any of the older buildings. The chief stated that it reminded liim of a place that had been "bom barded." The doors were torn off their hinges, the stove gone, the lights broke, and everything In poor shape. He also stated that there is always a crowd of young men hanging and loafing about the place, which "ill account for the disorderly condition in which the Are house of this section was found. As is known this city is about to purchase a new auto truck for fire purposes, and the chief rec ommends that after having the build ing put in better shape, that this ma chine be stored in this fire house, and the chemical engine and other appa ratus be distributed to the other fire houses. He also recommended that when the new truck Is purchased that the fire company be reorganized, with ten members from each of the follow ing companies: Independence, En terprise Hook and Ladder, and Pro tection, which would make a total of thirty fire laddies for the city, to gether with the truck, which would furnish a sufficient force to extinguish the fires that might occur In the fu ture. Councilman Hackett, in motion, referred this communication to tho Ore committee for consideration. Some time ago the militia reserve of this city petitioned the council of thie city for a sum of money Xo sup port their organization and was re fused this permission on account of the laws making it impossible to pro vide for a thing of this kind unless they were eo authorized to do so. Lieutenant James D. VanPelt re ferred to Law No. 299, a copy of which he sent to the members of the council, which stated that the gov ernment had passed a law for the council and community to provide appropriations for an organization of this kind, and he also asked If It would be considered by the members of the council at the earliest time possible. Councilman Hackett re ferred the communication to the council as a whole and the city solic itor. All the bills and claims having been approved by the proper com mittees were ordered paid by motion of Councilman Shuey. The following resolution offered by Councilman Stanton was adopted by motion of Councilman Shuey: Whereas there is on deposit to the credit of the city of South Amboy the sum of $85,000, being the amount received from the sale of school bonds, therefore be Κ Resolved, by the common council of the city of South Amboy that the clerk be and he is hereby authorized and directed to draw a warrant in favor of Frederick I. Diebert, the custodian of school funds, for the amount of $85,000 and intefest from the first day of Janiary, 1918. Another resolution ofTered by Councilman Stanton was also adopt ed upon motion of Councilman Shuey to the effect that the John street im provement note for" $2,500, which becomes due on March 21, be renew ed for a period of three months at the rate of five per cent, per annum. Resolution by Councilman Stanton ! calling for the renewal of the general account note of $4,500, which be I comes due on March 27, for a period I of three months at the usual rate of interest was adopted by motion of Councilman Shuey. Treasurer Timothy F. Sullivan submitted his report showing the financial condition of the city, with a balance to its credit of $93,534.07, which was received and filed upon motion of Councilman Hackett. Re port of W. J. Woodward, overseer of poor, was also received and filed. City Clerk Peter J. Coakley read the decision given to the Public Sen - Ice >>y the Public Utilities Commis I sion, raising or levying a tax on every customer of seven cents per thou sand cubic feet of gas consumed. The former rate of gas was ninety cents per thousand cubic feet, while it will now be ninety-seven cents, or an in crease of seven cents. Last night the business of the council was transacted by three members, as Councilmen Parisen and Gordon were absent, while Council men Hackett, Shuey and Stanton an ' swered "here" when the roll was I called by the city clerk. KEASBEY ' Charles Pfeiffer left this momlD| for Pelham Bay to take up duties ilk the U. S. N. R. F. A number of the towsnpeople ar# receiving word from James Rom·» and George Pullerton, who are now stationed at Newport. Mrs. Samuel Lowenkopf spent yea· terday afternoon out of town. Mrs. Albert Hirner was an out of town visitor last night. Miss Clara Schneider visited friend· in Perth Amboy last night. Choosing ■ Wlf·. It was Sir John More, father of th* more famous Sir Thomiis. wh" aid: "I would compare the multitude of wom en which are to be cliosen for wlval unto a bag full of snake· having among th°m a single eel. Now, If a man should put his hand Into thie bac, he may chance to light on the eel} but it le a hundred to one be shall bt stu g by a snake." 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