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Pro-German Agitator Hanged To a Tree
S PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS. \TTIER—Fair *λ ^ EATTTER—Fair to* night. Saturday fair and slightly warmer. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1918 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES—TWO CENTS EDITION ENCH DRIVE BACK GERMANS IN FRESH ATTACK; BRITISH YIELD SLIGHTLY UNDER HEAVY PRESSURE TEACHERS ASK SCHOOL Ml! FOR m M 111 KM From $250 to $500 Raise is Wanted—Referred to Com mittee of the Whole. Two petitions for increased salaries were received by the Board of Educa tion last night, one coming from the grade teachers of the city and the other from the high school teachers. Last night was the first time any of > the teachers had a petition for an in crease in salary before the board and both petitions were referred to the committee of the whole following a lengthy caucus of the board. The school board now has three petiitons before it for increases in salary, the janitors having made such an appli cation at a previous meeting. The grade teachers ask for an in crease varying from $2 50 a year to i $500 a year, whereas most of the high school teachers ask for a raise which would mean $500 more a year. Some of the women teachers in the high , school would not reach such a large raise, however, under the terms ask- , c-d. The janitors at a previous meet- ■ ing a iked for ten dollars a month raise. Would Cost $75,000. The board during its discussion of the petitions stated that if the re quests of the teachers and janitors was complied with, it would mean an additional expenditure of from $70, 000 to $73,000 per year. S i'·}>rise was manifested by members of tin.· board over the action taken by tho teachers in their publicity campaign before having approached the board and made a request for an inc.·· .re. Last night was the first' than a petition from the teachers ask in ; for an increase was received. The board held a committee meeting for; abouf an hour previous to the meet-1 ing durin- which time the requests! uf the t'-ac Vtb was discussed. When] (Continued on page 1δ) | Condition Not Serious—Assail ant Flees but is Arrested and Held by Police. As the result of a brawl in a saloon About 10 o'clock last night which end ed in one man drawing a revolver and shooting another, Kalman Ur, twenty-, eight years old, of Grove street, is lock- ] ed up at police headquarters charged with having shot I'aul Mihalko, of 377 Smith street, who is in the City Hospital. It was thought last night that the bullet wound would prove fatal but It was stated this morning at the hospital that the man's condi tion was not considered serious. According to the information re ceived by the police both men were drunk and got into some kind of an j ] argument In a saloon in the Budapest ' ' section of the city. Mihalko Is said | ' to have slapped Ur in the face, after | ' which Ur left the saloon threaten-1 ' ing Mihalko. Ur returned a short time later with a thirty-two calibre re- ! 1 volver, pointed it at Mihalko and flred. j 1 Mihalko dropped to the floor and Ur j disappeared. , * A telephone call was received at] j police headquarters at 10 o'clock last t night telling of the flght at the Bud- ' ε apest saloon. Detective Sergeant John A. Huff and Patrolman George Kozusko Immediately left in the po lice department automobile. An inves tlgation was made but Ur could not | t be found. Following a search In back yards which led the police over sev eral fences, they came upon a man who wanted to shake hands with them. He proved to bo Ur and confessed to having shot Mihalko. Ur's wife next came upon the scene and attacked the two officers when i they attempted to leave the scone with ' Ç Ur. After fighting their way through J the crowd which had collected Ur was j j! placed in the automobile and taken y to police headquarters. Sticks and'-, stones were thrown at the police auto as it began to draw away but both officers escaped injury. Mihalko had been taken to the hos pital immediately after tho shooting, where Dr. F. C. Henry endeavored to locate the bullet. It was discovered that Mihalko had a wound in the right cheek, the cheek bone having been splintered. Dr. Henry could not locate the bullet. An X-ray of the man's head was taken this morning in order to locate the bullet. The result will not be known until tomorrow morning as the plate had not been developed this afternoon. In the meantime Ur is boinr hold without ball In the police NO STATE HELP ON PARLIN ROJIO Highway Commission Will Not Help Pave Washington Road to the Powder Works. Bj/ Special Correspondent. NEW BRUNSWICK, April β.—.A communication received by the Board if Freeholders yesterday from the State Highway Commission Informing the county board that It would be :ru lossible for the state to lend financial Ud to this county In repairing Wash ington road, from South Amhoy to Parlin, a proposition which It Is esti mated would cost «.bout (150,000. The county had been figuring on the itato paying forty per cent, of the ex pense connected with thla project and feit that they could finance the matter if the state would pay $60,000, leaving (90,000 for the county to pay. Flora ELppoarance at present It will be nec essary for the county to pay for all of ;hc work if the road is to be repaired. It was decided to hold a meeting be :ween the Board of Freeholders and he officials of the various plants at Parlin, including the DuPont de Nem Drus Compi/i, the International Com pany and the Gillespie company, to see vhat other steps can be taken to se cure outside aid for this Important ivork. Efforts will be made to get aid from the government owing to the 'act tha» tbo road is being used for (Continued on page 16) rail GETS 10 m™ Second Degree Murder Verdict Against Local Man After 18 Hours' Deliberation. I'J Spécial Correspondent. NEW BRUNSWICK, April 5—After ieing out eighteen hours, the Jury in ho Benjamin Anderson murder case eturned a verdict of guilty of second legree murder, at 10 o'clock this liorningr, against Michael Tevoli. Jus-j ico James J. Bergen sentenced the ι nan immediately after the verdict | iad been received to from ten to hirty years imprisonment. The jury in this case was charged it 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon by ustico Bergen and then adjourned to he jury room. The twelve men were η session all night and until 10 ''clock this morning before the ver-j ict of guilty of second degree mur-1 1er was turned in. Justice Bergen yesterday afternoon | iassed sentence on tire four men ar ested In the Roman Smith murder a-se, which occurred near South Rlv r in October last. Frank l.avlerl, like De Palnia and Genario Palmier!, ' ound guilty of murder In the first j egree by a Jury Wednesday afternoon |5 nd yesterday morning, were sentenc-11 d to death yesterday by Justice Ber- jc en. Emanuel Napolitano, the ac-1J used man whose plea of non vult was j ' ccepted, being given from fifteen to! lirty years In state's prison. There ι still one man who has been in icted in the Smith case, at large, he eini* Antonio Abruzzl. Tevoli had pleaded not guilty to ίο charge that he had shot and fa Jly wounded Benjamin Anderson illowing an argument in Perth Am 3y in April of last year. The Tevoli L30 was started Immediately after ie return of the Jury yesterday in le Palmier! case and continued un I 4 o'clock In the afternoon when istlce Bergen charged the Jury- J. Ictor IVAloia, of Newark, uttorney r Tevoli, put up a hard fight for his an during the trial. The arrest of Tevoli took place in rw Haven, Conn.. after he had >dged the police of Perth Amboy, is county and the state since last nrP. Tevoli, when arretted this year, as found to have in his possession revolver which was supposed to ive been used by him in murdering iderson, who was working with ivoli on the construction of a house Neville street Perth Amboy, when β Rhootine occurred. The Tevoli case is the last of the urder cases to come before the petit nr. A. Hard*»'·» OH and Que Stove·. UVI1-4 1·<Ι· a: SECRETARY M'ADOO A SKS ΝΑ TION TO OBSERVE LIBERTY DA > BY WILLIAM G. M'ADOO. Secretary of the Treasury of Uic United States. WASHINGTON, April 5—Te cam paign ior the third Liberty Loan will be opened on the tth of April, 1915, the first anniversary of the declara tion of a state of war between tha Ur't"d States and Germany. This date will forever be a conse crated day in American history, and it seems peculiarly appropriate that the opening of the second year of our participation In this war for the hon or and rights of America and the freedom of the world should be cele brated with a nation-wide drive for another Liberty Loan. The campaign should begin with great demonstrations of patriotism in every city, town and hamlet in the country, that will truly express the spirit of aroused America. On this date every American should1 pledge anew to his government the full measure of his resources, and re solve to make every required sacrifice in the same fervent spirit that impels our gallant eons) in the trenches of France and on the waters of the At lantic to shei their blood In Amer ica's sacred cause. To carry forward America's essen tial part In this war for righteousness and justice, every man and woman in the country must lend their available means to the government; and I know of no more fitting time for such a pa triotic response to the call of duty than the beginning of the second year of the war. I earnestly hope that parades and patriotic meetings will be held In all parts of the country. The Treasury Department will endeavor to make the observance of the anniversary of the declaration of war as memorable as was the patriotic observance, dur ing the second Liberty Loan com paign, of Liberty Day, on the 24th of! October, 1917. ih llMM _______ WILUAM (T./tCAVOο MM F WHS KM Dit PUIS H FOU (ΜΙΜΟΙ Parade and Mass Meeting to Mark Opening of Third Lib erty Loan in This City. Mayor TcnBroeck th1a morning issued a proclamation calling on th< city for the observance of Liberty Day and asking their support for the third Liberty Loan. The mayor has thought It unwise to request a general holiday here tomorrow, but asks for tho dis play of flag» throughout the city and a freshening of the flags which have been kept on display throughout the winter. The parade and mass meeting to morrow promise to outdo similar events held here for the first two loans and the various committees and men in charne of the plans for the two big events are ready for the word r o. The high school cadets have been given an invitation to Join In the parade with the drum and bugle corps and while no acceptance of the Invitation has as yet been received, It is believed that the cadets will join in the parade. The South Amboy mili tia company and band, which was to have participated, will not parade owing to the fact that they will have to go to Lakewood on Sunday to par ticipate In a militia event there. Major F. L. Antlsell, of the Home Defense League, who Is to be grand marshal of the parade said today that ho was all ready for the "start of the procession He received word this morning from South Amboy Company F, state militia and the Third Battal ion band that owing to the Lakewood engagement, they would be unable to take part in the parade. He also said that the Columbus Italian band, which had been announced as one of the participants in the parade will not take part, but the American-Hun garian Brass band, of this city, will bake their place in the formation. Want Enlisted Men to March. A special effort Is being made to have the young men In this city who have enlisted in any branch of the ser vice to march In this parade. A place η line has been decided upon for :hese soldiers and sailors and many 3f those who secure leaves of absence 'rom Camp Dix over the week end ire expected to bo seen In line. The marshal and his aides will have ed bands on their right arms in or. 1er to be easily found during the ormatlon. All questions as to where ο form In line will be answered by hese men. The Liberty Loan exeeu 1 e«-^*nltt"ft ha** been instructed to orm Just south of the park on High treet. the Home Defense League 'ommtttee of One Hundred to fall In mmediately behind t he executive ommittee. T*" bie mass meeting in the high cliool auditorium will fo'low the arade. The meeting will take place s soon as the parade 1* over, and rill be preceded by a band concert on he lawn of the school. AWiert Leon, chairman of the peakers and meetings committee. Is lak'ng an effort to learn the names f the speakers who are to address ie audience. It is understood that iere will be three out-of-town leakers, but up to the present time nly one name has been received, lat of Lieutenant K. J. McDonald, of le L'nited States Army. Cliilil Ktniek liy Wagon. Katie Lccko, seven years old, of 15 State street, was run over by a ikery wagon at 3.30 yesterday af rnoon, escaping with several hruis The wagon was owned bv George ok, of 706 Charles street. The child as amoved to her home and Dr. elnzer sent for. An examination owed that no bones Κολμ broken STUOEBAKE** CABRIOLET Bargain. EXTON'S GARAGE "r»,?· ■ LABORERS WANTED so terra cotta pressera and learners. Apply with Amboy Terra Cotta Co., ■«■tli A*btr> sr. J. Liberty Day Proclamation TO THE PEOPLE OF PERTH AM BOY Saiurday, April (, marking the anniversary of America's entrance Into the great world war for the establishment of democ racy and the preservation of the honor of nations, has been select ed ai the beginning of the cam paten for our third Liberty loan. I desire by this public proclamation to call attention to this day and to ask that we, as loyal citizens of our beloved country, make it the occasion of a rededlcation of our time, our talents and our resources to the welfaro of the nation. Let us renew our vows of loyalty to America and let us consecrated ourselves to the vigorous prosecution and the speedy determination of the most terrible war that has ever Yisited the world. In no way can we so quickly contribute to these ends at this time as by a prompt, cheerful and generous response to the call for subscriptions to the third Liberty Loan. A thousand Perth Amboy homes have contributed to the answer made to the call for men to enter the military and naval Eervice. J>et us now contribute our money to make their work effective. Let us buy bonds to provide the equipment and the supplies which they must have to make their sacrifice tell for humanity and for human liberty and human rights. Perth Amboy's part in furnishing men and money has been nofcly borne and I am confident that the present call will be met In a way that will show beyond any question our loyalty to tile right In the greatest crisis the world has ever faced. The real reward will be not the interest which the government pays upon the money loaned it, but the consciousness that in a try ing time we have been loyal to our government, w hen there le a call for aid we give freely and gladly, and when the liberty and the rights of nations and of free people are in Jeopardy we hasten to the rescue. JOHN F. TENT3ROECK, Mayor. FRACTURES SKULL IN FALL ! DOWN STAIRS IN HOTEL : a John Murray, an employe of the Pennsylvania railroad at the freight yards in State street, fell down a flight of stairs at the Westminster hotel In Kearny avenue shortly after 9 o'clock this morning and sustained a fracture of the skull. He died in stantly. Mr. Murray, who with his wife re sided at the Westminster where the latter has been In charge of the din ing room, had started to descend the stairs leading from the second to the first floor of the hotel when he was seen to pitch forward. He fell from the top of the stairs to the bottom. J. K. Jensen and J. A. Dunlgan, two of the boarders at the hotel, were the . first to reach the man. They picked j him up and carried him to a couch ! in an adjoining room. Dr. J. D. Cot-j trell and Dr. J. V. Smith, wïo arrived \ c shortly after, said the man had been iT killed instantly. It is believed that J0 he was taken with a dizzy spell and v plunged headlong to the bottom of v the etairs. η Coroner James J. Klynn, who was e called, had the body removed to hi» morgue in East avenue. Mr. Murray was employed as a night hostler in IΓ the freight yard of the Pennsylvania I » railroad in State street. He was about fifty-five years old. | Ε FOR LONG TERM IN U. S. SENATE By Special Correspondent. TRENTON, April 6.—Carrying a pledge for the continuance of business ideas of government, as well as a stand for a one hundred per cent, ag gressive military policy and a sup port οÎ the war program which will 3Θ characterized by "no taint of puny partisanship," Governor Walter E. £dge today issued a statement declar ng himself a candidate for the Repub ican nomination for United States sen Ltor for the lo-ng term at Washington, ' will begin on March 4, 1919, if η serial session of congress STEAM VULCANIZING ''Let George Do It" 40 H. P. BOH ER Horizontal, Portable, FCH SALE Good condition. Can be seen in operation. Addrew ρ ο. il ο χ 4^. Perth Λ m bo τ*· or in the following December If no extra session is called. "I am positive that the policy in ι New Jersey of making government an ; intelligent partner of the people, rather t than a soulless political entity, can be further developed in Washington to the benefit of all classes of citizen ship," declares the governor's state ment. "My experience in New Jersey j | persuades me to the belief that 1j might help in the practical solution of the greater national problems. Broad- | ly speaking, therefore, as an indication of future policy I respectfully refer | (Continued on page 4) P. A. Hardware for Paints and Brushes. 18091-4-1-6t· VAN SYCKLEi Limousine Touring Car· and Taxis. Day or Nlrht. EXIDE STORAGE BATTERY SERVICE STATION a New Brun», αγ» Telephone 4t. J_ Haig's Men Maintain New Positions Eight Miles East of Amiens in Spite of Violent At tacks by Enemy—Foe Beaten with Heavy Losses at the Somme ILLINOIS IB DRAPES PUG ABOUT VICTIM Had Been Making Disloyal and Socialistic Speeches—No Arrests Made So Far. 3 y Vmtei Preia. COLLINSVILLE, III., April B.—Rob irt P. Praeger, forty-five years old, al eged pro-German, vu taken from liding In the city hall here early to lay by a mob of 150 "loyalists" and ianged to a tree tw o miles west of the own. Ko arrests have been made al hough the lynchers were not masked ,nd were said to have been led by I irominent citizens. I Early last night Praeger came to Collinsville after evading a patriotic and of Maryville where he was alleged ο have talked socialism and made dis 3yal remarks. Members of the mob ollowed and captured him here. He ■ as compelled to march bareifooted .nd draped with an American flag .own the main street. Police rescued him and hid him in he City Hall basement The mob emanded the prisoner and when re used rushed past authorities and ragged him from his Iriiig place eneath a pile of pilings. Mayor Sleg l's pleadings were disregarded. Still barefooted Praeger was led long the old national highway with noose around his neck. Police and he coroner followed an hour later nd found his body dangling from a ree. Several suspected pro-Germans isappeared immediately following the inching. Maryville and Oollinsville have been otbeds of anti-German acts for aonths. Maryville's mayor, a citizen f German birth, was forced to kiss tie flag two months ago. Need of Legislation EmplW»c4iixi. fv L'nited Pre** WASHINGTON, April 5.-—Lynching f Robert Praeger, pro-German or tor of Collinsville. Illinois, empha-sizes le need of a law which will permit ie government to punish the disloy lists. Justice department officials de lared today. Such legislation is now îeeting with violent opposition on ongress. The bill punishing those ho make anti-government speeches r speak or ar*t to interfere with war ork or embarrass the government is ItaJ. they say. if the righteous lndig- [ ation of loyal citizens is to be vent- | i in other than lawless meajis. Bu Cnitei PreM. PARIS, April 5—French force· drove the Germans back in the neigh borhood of Modeuil and recaptured several important positions In the south, the French official commun· inque said today. "We advanced to the west of Castel (two miles northwest of Moreuil to ward Amiens) and drove the enemy back from Airecourt Wood," the statement said. By a counter attack southwest of Grivesnes, we occupied St Aignan (two and one-half miles northwest of Montdldier ) We captured most of the Ekinette wood and extended our por tions northward of Montrenaud. A German attack on French posi tions northwest of Amiens with 180, 000 men. nearly half of whom were fresh, was wholly frustrated, the French war office reported today. The assault had for its objective the capture of an important ra.lway. The war office report described the ene my's casualties as "cruel." British Pore·» Pushed Back, βν United J'rest. LONDON, April 6 British fore*· were presto bivck to j oslticn* ea«t at Villers-Brettonr uiri: tprrù ^ Amiens, In heavy ùat. η* yeïtêr^îa^^^^ afternoon and evening, Marshal Halp reported today. The British are maintaining ; telr new positions. "Between the Luce and the Somme there was heavy fighting yesterday afternoon and late in the evening. Strong enemy forces in repeated as saults were beaten off with losses. We were pressed back to positions eaat of Villers-Brettoneux, which we are maintaining." Americans In Verdun Section. FRED S. FERGUSON (United Press Staff Correspondent) WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES IN FRANCE, April 4;—American troops are now holding a sector on the right bank of the Meuse within sound of the guns at Verdun. The enemy last night raided a listening post in this new sector after a heavy bombardment. A quick American " barrage inflicted losses on the enemy. " ·. ... Theie trenches which range acros» the hillsides are muddy, but are in comparatively good condition. The dugouts are lighted with electricity. The sector until recently was un usually quiet and soldiers plucked dandelions in No Man's Land. The first casualty inflicted by the Germane was a shell through a bass drum. Heavy Artillery North of Somme Ην i'mted l'resê. LONDON, April S—Active artillery fighting was reported on the north ern end of the battle front by Field Marshal Haig today. "North of the Somme fn the neighborhood of Bac ïuoy and In the Scarpe valley the enemy's artillery was active," the statement said. "Our artillery eU* —V giged hostile concentrations in the neighborhood of Albert." Jersey Hotel Rent Higher Than Cost; is Turned Down Washington; Âphi 5—as th· result of representations by Repré sentât ive Isaac Bachararh of v»>w Jersey, that the rentai was too hiffh, the War Department has decided not to use the Cape May hot°i r"ar>e Mav, ST. J., as an army hospital and hu ordered it returned to the owners at the expiration of the lease at the end Df this fiscal year. Mr. Bacharach said today that the hotel was sold recently for $75, )00, but was leased to the Govern ment for the period of the war and )ne year thereafter at an annual rental of $99,000. ■* A Hardware for Poadee and Rakes. T*P9i-4-T-et* PIERCE & SON Have Moved Offices to BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING τ 5 Smith Bt Corner of Maple 8L Candy Special Lady Helen CFo:o'»le Cordial Cherries :<Taate«" Like a Cocktail— But It Isn't. Full Lb. ^ 0|% Reg. 80c Boxes IVv Quality" McClung Drug Co. 198 Smith St ermany Closes Her Dutch and Swiss Fronti'r for One Week ν VnittA Pr~Bê. AMSTERDAM. April 5—The Ger-1 lan-Dutch frontier -will be closed for week, according to announcement in le HandelsMatt today. (Swiss dispatches announced yes rdny that the German frontier Tvould » closed beginning today. The clos g of the frontiers by Germany pen ally has been followed by heavy oop movement. ) ' F. A. Hardware for Seefle. lS091-«-l-6t· I SERVICE and QUALITY Kelly & McAlinden Co. 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