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Pro-German Agitator Hanged To a Tree
\TTIER—Fair *λ
^ EATTTER—Fair to*
night. Saturday fair
and slightly warmer.
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
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
Highway Commission Will Not
Help Pave Washington Road
to the Powder Works.
Bj/ Special Correspondent.
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
A. Hard*»'·» OH and Que Stove·.
UVI1-4 1·<Ι·
Secretary of the Treasury of Uic United
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 _______
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
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
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
so terra cotta pressera and learners.
with Amboy Terra Cotta Co.,
■«■tli A*btr> sr. J.
Liberty Day Proclamation
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 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
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. |
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
''Let George Do It"
40 H. P. BOH ER
Horizontal, Portable,
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.
Limousine Touring Car·
and Taxis. Day or Nlrht.
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
Had Been Making Disloyal and
Socialistic Speeches—No
Arrests Made So Far.
3 y Vmtei Preia.
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
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
Americans In Verdun Section.
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
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.
Have Moved Offices to
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.
Kelly & McAlinden Co.
Tires —TUBES—Tires
A few tubes left at 89c each
Large sizes only.
30x30 Goodyear Seconds,
at $9.89
tOx.31 ο U. S. Globe Make,
at $12.49
15x4'/a U. S. Globe Make.
at $30.50
Firestone Firts—35x4*4 ;
U. S., at $39.50
74 Smith St.

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