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cl en r, probably frost tonight. t)ool and ~~■—^^ι 111 morrow?*^ ClC*r ®°' VOLUME XXXVIII. No. 242. PERTH ΛΜΒΟΥ, N. J„ THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1918. EIGHT PAGES—TWO CENTS EDIT | QN Subscriptions Taken by Rail roaders—Other Plants to be Heard From.. THEY SUBSCRIBE $20,000 Honor Flag Raising Ceremony on Sunday Afternoon at City Hall. A partial report from the Lehigh Valley Railroad employes in this city this morning showing that to date $20,000 in bonds had been subscribed for, which together with several re ports of smaller amounts, boosted yesterday's grand total considerably in this third Liberty loan drive. The re port from the Lehigh Valley railroad workers in this city is not complete as yet, but already the $20,000 mark has been reached and the employes are out after an honor flag similar to that won by the Raritan Copper Works for having more than sixty per cent of thier employes bond owners. Several plants are yet to be heard from as to the subscriptions of their employes and it is expeci'-d that a big boost will be given this city's total when the final announcement is made by these concerns. Tho A. S. & R. men are "coming across" in fine order, it is reported and a big subscription from the men is being looked forward to. Tho employes of several other plants have not been heard from as yet, although it is known that sub scriptions are being secured from them, among those not yet having re ported being the Chesebrough Manu facturing Company, the Didier-March Company and the Keasbey plant of the National Fireproofing Company. The estimated total to date in the third campaign here is now $1,228, 000. The reports received in addition to that of the I>ehigh Valley, follow: Team No. 40, N. C. Nielsen, captain, $350; Team No. 17, J. F. Reilly, cap tain, $2050; Team No. 5, O. W. Ram say, captain, $550; Team No. 7, A. G. Waters, captain, $250; Labor organi sations, William Sellers, chairman, $50; Business men, J. K. Sheehy, $200; Team No. 12, W. H. Oriswold, captain, $850; Loral Union 358 Inter national Brotherhood of Electrical workers, $500. Five of the boys who started out early this week to sell bends made their first report this morning which ehowed a total of $4 50. The boys se curing the subscriptions were A. Clay ton Clark, Jr., Robert Stark, Thomas Hoy, William Yaxnell and Edward Lake. On Sunday afternoon the ceremonies which were .to have been held last Sunday afternoon in connection with the raising of the Liberty Loan Honor Flag· will be conducted art; City Hall. The program will start promptly at 2:30 o'clock a/nd will be exactly tho same as planned for last Sunday. The honor flag was raised without any ser vices on Monday morning but such an honor Is not to be allowed to slip by with no celebration being held In con nection with it. A largo number of residents who assisted in making the drive a success are expected to attend the services. The band which offered Its services lairt Sunday will again be present, it being furnished by local musicians' union No. 373 on this occasion. A hand of sixteen pieces was present last Sun day and α like number is expected this week. Th program which will be car ried out follows: Band Singing one verse of "Star Spangled Banner." Invocation by Rev. Wilbert West cot t Significance of the honor flag by Chair man Adrian Lyon. Four Minute Speeches: Mayor John F. Ton Broeck, Recorder Haro'd E. Pickersglll, Rev. Victor Kovalicsky, Revfi William A. Llttell, D. Γ). _ Sinking first and last verses of "Amer ica." Ben<Vlk"tion by Rev. William P. Cant well, D. D. Walked Through Plate Glass Door; Guts Knee With a crash that could be heard for hnlf a block Avelino Dominguez, of 100 Fayette street, at 11 o'clock this morning stepped through a large plato glass In the door of tho United Cigar Stores Company store at State street and New Brunswick avenue. The man escaped with a severo but not serious cut on his kneecap. Dominguez, who can speak very little English, could not tell how he came to walk through the glass. He had entered the store, walked to tho cigar counter, purchased a package of cigarettes and was on his way from the store when the accident happened. AVithout any warning whatever the man walked to tho door, placed his hand on the latch and then raising his foot from the Poor deliberately placed it through tlio glass, following this movement with tho rest of his body. Some, force of tho weight placed against the glass may be imagined as the glass measured exactly one-quar ter inch in thickness. Dominguez Is about Ave feet, three or four inches tall and as he stepped through the glass it broke in a straight line where his head canio in contact with it, leaving about one foot of the glass In the top of the door. How Dominguez psc.aped more se rious Injury is a miracle for as his head went through the door the glass fell In a shower about his neck and shoulders. After his wound had been dressed by the manager of tho store, Dominguez proceeded to his home. British Air unier, mer of Lord Nortlicliffe, Quits LONDON, April 26—Lord Rother mere, chairman of tho British air bnaril, has resigned, it was announced today. He is a brother of Lord North cliff. Premier T.Ioyd George in accepting the resignation expressed his regret that Rothermere should leave his post offer successfully unifying tho air forces. Rothermero's reason for resigning was ill health and Insomnia resulting from tho tragic war losses. The Pallmall Gazette says it is ru mored that Sir William Weir, direc tor general of aircraft production will succeed Rothermere. P. A. Hardware Tor Champion Spark PliiRS. 18566-4-23-6Î * FnrrD DELIV'Y. Good Barqain! SEXTON'S GARAGE 1pbonohm j IRISH ARE PREPARED By United Preaa. DUBLIN, April 25. — Throughout Ireland the anti-conscriptionista are quietly and determinedly marshalling resistance to the draft. A Joint "national defense confer ence" consisting of representatives of all parties was in session all day yes terday at tho Mansion house working out plans for resistance and coordinat ing with the political, eccclesiastical and labor forces. To meet eventual ities Commander in Chi erf Mahon is sued a prohibition against carrying arms or ammunition in ten Irish coun ties. Sir Edward Oarson ordered his Ul eterites to reorganize their machinery and hold a council meeting Immediate ly after tho introduction of Home Rule, declaring Ulster's position 'grave.' National members of parliament arc urging the people to refrain from violence. They report the tension great, however. Priests are directing the oollection of a national defense fund, at same districts assessing ten per cent, of the valuation. DRAFT MEN ARE ;T0 GO TOMQRHOW Report This Afternoon for Roll—Want Special Enlist ments for Mechanics. The thirty-five men and ten niter nates who will make up the second contingent of the second draft to leave this city tomorrow afternoon on the 1:43 o'clock train at the Central railroad for Camp Dix, will report at the city hall this afternoon for in structions and roll call. They will then be dismissed until tomorrow. As this Is only a small contingent the men have not been ordered to re port tomorrow morning at the Y. M. C. A. and then march to the station as on former occasions. No special program has been ar ranged for the departure of these men although it is expected that the usual large number of people will gather at the station to cheer the boys as they depart. Seek Enlistments City Clerk Hanson of the draft board has received a special call froim the adjutant general asking for enlist ments of grammar school graduates with some experience along mechan ical lines. New Jersey has been called upon for 250 grajnmar school gradu ates who have had same experience along mechanical lines, and some apti tude for mechanical work. The men are to be sent to the Rhode Island State College. Only white men and men physically qualified for gen eral military service may be enrolled. Men selected for this service will re ceive α two months' course of govern ment training at government expense fitting them to serve in army positions requiring knowledge ocf automobile driving, repairing, blacksmithtng, car pentering, gunsmithing, metal w>OTk and other mechanical duties Incident to many kinds of military service both at the front and behind the lines. The Instructions that these men will reçoive will fit them better for these [special lines of work and will prove to be an exceptional aid to their career. The local draft board has been re quested to receive as many applicants .as powiible. The call will close April Î9. This is an exceptional opportunity for advancement of young men. Has Been in Lock-up for Five Days and Subject to Ridicule. AND IS ALSO FINED $100 Accused of Making Remarks About Government and Liberty Loan. Joseph Hoffman, thirty-one years old, of 389 Grove street, arrested on April 1β for making remarks of η pro-German nature, was made an ex ample of by Recorder Η. E. Pickers Bill last night when he was fined $100 and placed on probation for one year. Prior to having his case disposed of [Hoffman had spent five days in tho local jail, which together with the fine, probation sentence and a severe reprimand by the recorder, was be lieved to be sufficient. Hoffman, it was at first claimed, had made remarks concerning tho government, the President and the third Liberty Loan which were of a decidedly pro-German nature. Later, according to David Wohlgemuth, the Liberty Loan canvasser who caused Hoffman's arrest, it was claimed that Hoffman's remarks had been against the canvassers and of a personal na i ture. Information received on the side, however, showed that Hoffman had been In the habit of letting his tongue get him in trouble in making state ments of an alien nature and that he had been warned on several occasions to keep his impressions and beliefs to himself. Hoffman was remanded awaiting investigation of the laws under which ' the officials could act in such a case. After being locked up for five days he was allowed to go free on bail until wanted. The hearing was held last night and disposition of the case made. Recorder Picïersgjll expressed his opinion in plain language and with full force when Hoffman was brought before him. Hoffman is the second man charged with pro-Germanism to be arrested in this city, the first, Mike Adams of Maurer. having been let off with a $25 fine. He was drunk when mak ing the assertions and claimed he did not know what he was talking about. Hoffman la not a citizen of this country and although he bought a Liberty bond of the first issue he told Recorder Pickersgill that he had sold lit. He admitted making remarks to ,the canvassers but claimed he did so I because he did not know them. To Attend Lauder Fair The Perth Amboy Caledonian Club and Indies' Auxiliary of the club have arranged to make a trip Saturday j night to the Harry Lauder fair that is being held in Paterson for the bene | fit of wounded soldiers and sailors. They will go by auto bus leaving from their club rooms at Odd Fellows' hall at 5 o'clock. All those wishing to go on the trip may communicate with Joseph MacFfcdyen at Odd Fellows' hall and Miss Agnes Steed in First street before Saturday, so that accom modations will be provided. Reçoive Applications One candidate was Initiated and five new applications for membership were received by Court Standard No. Ill, Foresters of America, last night at its meeting at Eagle hall. Prepar ations for the membership drive that is to bo held throughout the state by the Foresters of America on May 11 are being completed. NEWARK'S CITY PLAN TO COST $50,000,000 This Is the second of a series of articles written especially for this paper on what other cities are ac complishing through city planning.— The Editor. NEWARK, April 25:—This city has committed itself to a city plan calling for expenditure of $1,000,000 annually for fifty years. The plan was formulated in 1915 after five years of intensive study and Investigation on the part of the city planning commission and experts em ployed by it. Four subjects were discussed In the commission's recommendations. They were: 1. Streets and transportation. 2. Itccreation and civic beauty. 3. Public control of private pro perty. 4. Program for future work. The program for future work was mapped out with great care. For the commission realized the necessity for definite proposals both as to the time any given improvement was to be undertaken and its cost. There fore, the various projects recom mended were divided into ten groups, and to each group was assigned a five-year period for execution. Each group will require the expenditure of $5,000,000. Already execution of the group of plans assigned to the first five-year period is under way. As a result sev eral needed street extensions have been or are being made. These un dertakings are costing several million dollars. In addition traffic conges tion has been relieved; street car service has been improved, and port facilities have been developed so as to bo of greatly increased aid to New ark's industries. I Tho street and transportation lm- ! provements already effected have been carried out in careful conform ity to the city plan. Complete traffic Information was obtained by α series of counts of pedestrians and car riders. The wisdom of the recom mendations resulting wae proved as soon as adoption began to make them actualities. Some streets have been extended, others straightened. Cer tain car lines have been rerouted. Tho result is that traffic jams are be ing minimized. The street car company, finding that the city as result of Its planning commission's recommendation, was willing to take a comprehensive view of the transit situation, has shown It self eager to cooperate in solution of tho traffic problem. Most of the re routing recommendations of tho com mission have been put into effect without protest from the company. Due, too, to the commission's In vestigations and tho enthusiasm they have aroused for all-around coopera tion. tho transportation interests have built a great interurban three-level trolley terminal. This is located in the heart of Newark's business dis trict. Care entering the terminal use subways and elevated tracks. Inasmuch as. most of, Newark's public building· are new And will b«j located on their present sites for years, the commission did not foel that opportunity waa offered for group plans. It did recommend, however, that the civic beauty of the city be enhanced by locating a new postoffice near the site of the pro posed Pennsylvania railroad station. The commission found the city's parks already developing along cor rect physical lines. It insisted, how ever, that parks are for the recrea tion of the people; and It called especial attention to the good accom plished by neighborhood parks. Six new neighborhood parks were recom mended in districts not largely served by existing recreation grounds. The commission also favors upbuilding of the city playgrounds both as to num ber and equipment. Additional ath letic fields are planned. Recreation, rather than mere show places, is the plan of park develop ment that will be worked out here. In considering the development of private property, the commission says: "A well planned city should pro tect both its public and private build ings by placing restrictions on neigh boring properties, thus directing the development of the city. Proper city piunning benefits the whole commu nity, and protects the individual from undue disturbance by the control of nuisances which may be Injurious to his health or detrimental to the value of his property. Promiscuous devel opment Is the curse of cities." The commission holds that district ing, or "zoning," 'ie an integral part of city planning. "It is," says the commission, "the most important single phase of the development of the physical city." To date, however, littlo has been actually accomplished In tile direc tion of zoning Newark. Tentative plans have been laid, but tho com mission has delayed final recommend ations pending preparation of a scien tific zoning scheme such as that worked out in New York. This plan, once formulated, will recommend districting of the city as to the character of buildings to be erected, their height and the propor tion of land to be covered. The plan promises to be thorough-going and there is little doubt but that Newark will adopt its recommendations. The one word of advice Newark ot ters municipalities undertaking city planning is this: Take a long look ahead. Be sure that your plans are not made for just Lhe Immediate present. In that case you will create a problem for the future of your city equal, perhaps, to lhat the past has created for today. The following outline of plans for the five-year period, 1 936-40, is quot ed to illustrate the look ahead New ark has taken: "Widen Mulberry street, widen Washington street, widen Beaver street, establish recreation center, es tablish boat and bathhouse on Passaic river." P. A. Hardware for Conkey'a Chick rood, bulk. mit-4-aa-tt* GERMANS MASS CAVALRY ON HOLLAND FRONTIER; DEMAND REPLY TO NOTE A "village" in France, such as the Germans have takeji In their 191S spring drive. Not a ton-n in this area ia standing. A cathedral once stood on the spot where the men In the photo are searching ruins. ST. PAUL SINKS ιτ ν. r. docks American Liner, Just Out of Dry Docks, Had Sea Cocks Opened. By United Pre»». NEW YORK, April tG—The huge American lirter St. Paul sank at her dock at the foot at 21st street shortly after noon today. Her sea cocks are supposed to have been left open either from accident or design. As far as is known there was no loss of life. The steamer was coming from the Brooklyn drydock, where she had been undergoing repair since her ar rival from a European port April 13. As she was warping into her berth alongside pier 61 in the North river she began to sink. She settled slowly into the ooze of the river bed and is now lying on her port side only par tially submerged. A heavy guard of soldiers and po licemen was instantly thrown about her. The only information given out as a police statement that it was be lieved her seacocks had been opened. Whether this was through careless ness at the Brooklyn dry dock or whether it was done while she was en route to her berth is not known. This phase is being investigated by federal authorities. Ambulances were rushed to the pier, but it was declar ed that there had been no loss of life. Police and military officials were checking up the members of the crew, however, so that each member will be accounted for. No one will be allowed to enter or leave the pier until the investigation has been completed. The investigation as to opening of the seacocks was extended to the IJrie Basin where the big liner had been tied up. "\V'e believe a hole was left in her side." said one investigator. After a checking up of all aboard it was announced this afternoon that two of the workmen had been injured. The St. Paul was towe^l from the drydock by tugs. She started to settle just as she rounded the end of the wharf. Every effort was made to get her into the slip so that she would not go down in deep water. As she settled and struck bottom she careened over on her port side. A survey was started this afternoon to ascertain sters necessary to raising the St. Paul and putting her back in service. There is no way of telling how long this operation will take. The St. Paul has recently been in government service. JURY PANEL EXHAUSTED Trial of John Ii. Waters Put Oil l'util Monday Morning By Special Corresvonacnt. NEW BRUNSWICK, April 25:— The case of John L. Waters, of Perth Amboy, charged with assault, sched uled to be heard this morning', has been postponed until Monday morn ins owing to the exhausting of the petit jury panel. The sheriff has been notified to have all petit jurymen re port in New Brunawick on Monday morning. CUs File Bonds By Special Correspondent. TRENTON, April 15—Among the latest bonds to be filed with the state comptroller by boxing organizations | which decide to conduct bouts under the new law and which hope to gain this privilege from the state boxing rommission, are the following: The Schcutzen Park Athletic Club. Df North Bergen; Cycle Racing Asso-I •iation, 152 Market street, Newark; ι Eastern Athletic Association, of I.ong Branch, and the Dover Athletic Club, I of Dover, Morris county. May Day, Perth Amboy Drive Day. P. A- Hardware for pruning and "tsçe shears. 185C6-4-23-6t· 8ΤΕΛΜ VULCANIZING LET GEORGE DO IT PhOM 147* Smith aud HigU SU. SEVERE FIGHTING IN DEFENSE OF AMIENS; AMERICANS ENGAGED LONDON, April 25.—Hindenburg is striking simultaneously in Pieardy and Flanders. "While the battle still swirled around Yillers Brettonneux today in the drive against Amiens, the Germans were thrusting against the northern line of the Flanders battlefront, The enemy suffering from a temporary reverse on both fronts, Haig reported today. In the neighborhood of Villers-Brettonneux the British regained some ground by counter attacks. Northeast of Bailleul, in Flanders, the French repulsed a heavy attack yesterday evening, but the assault was renewed early this morning an<} was being pressed on a wide front including a sector held by the Britiish to the east of the French positions. Ilaig's official follows: "An attempted enemy raid in the neighborhood of Beuchy last night was repulsed. "Hostile artillery was active in the Sestubert and Robecq sectors. "The fighting yesterday on the whole Villers-Bretton neux front was extremely severe. Heavy enemy casualties were inflicted by our artillery and tanks. Northeast of Bailleul yesterday evening the enemy attacked the French but were repulsed. Early this morning the attack was re newed against the British positions together with the British sectors to the east, following an intense bombardment. The fighting continues on a wide front." Desperate Fighting at Amiens. WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS (United Press Staff Correspondent) WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IX FRANCK, April 25—Desperate fight ing took place on the heights east of Amiens throughout the night. Tanks were used on both sides for the first time in history. As this is cabled the situation on the Villers-Brettonneux ridge looks better. A British counter-attack seems to have made progress, driving the Germans out of Aquenne Wood west of Villers-Brettonneux. The sit- : uation in the town itself is uncertain, being of a touch-and-go nature. First reports suggest the British tanks drove the others off the field. , Since then the German infantry sup ported by its tanks has been flung I back. Two British tanks crawled up and | down the line, mowing down the Ger-; man infantry. Airplanes Detect Concentration. By HENRY WOOD (United Press Staff Correspondent.) WITH THE FRENCH ARMY IN FRANCE, April 24 (Night)—Allied airplanes detected vast hurried con centrations of German troops τβ-jter day enabling the Allies to prepare the stiffest resistance when the third Ger man push was made this morning. Villers-Brettonneux. the first Ger man objective (which Haig admits the enemy has captured) was the scene of some of the German's most important maneuvers In a previous battle. During the battle of the Somme it was the aviation center of France's most brilliant squadron in eluding the Lafayette escadrille. Americans Aid in Defense By United Près». LONDON, April 25:—American 1 troops are aiding1 in the defense of Amiens. These units, the French night statement disclosed, are hold ing the positions south of the Somme and along the Avre in conjunction with the French. It was against these positions that the Germans directed their heaviest attack in the resumption of their of fensive yesterday morning. The fighting is continuing along a wide front there, according to the most re cent official reports. Observe Result of Naval' Raid By United J'res*. LONDON, April 25:—"An aircraft observed a break of twenty yards of cqi VAN SYCKLE ■ III I Limousin· Tourln* Car· UUI and Taxlc. Day M Night. ' the Zeebrugge Mole at the inner end." an admiralty statement says. "At Ostend a sunken object v.-as observed between the piers blocking the greater part of the Fairway." Rosumo Paris Bombardment β y I ml ' Λ I rzaa PARIS. April 25:—The long ranpe bombardment of Paris wa^s resumed last night. may ur doive Everything is in readiness for the rig May Day Membership Drive of the Board of Trade, which will take place îext Wednesday. The membership xxmniirttee has been busy the past reek or more, arranging: for the event, reams have been selected with cap ains who will cover the city and en leavor to secure the 2 70 prospects as η embers of the organ izati an. The teams and captains will be fiven a list containing a certain num ber of prospects for membership in ihe board and their duty wiM be to see :hese bueiness men and have thcnm oin the organization. The drive will >niy continue for a period of three K>urs beginning: at 9 o'clock and end n*r at 12 o'clock noon, when a lunch >on to the workers will be served at , he New Facker House and the re- j >orts of the drive received. The 1 uncheon is free and all members and vorkera urtio take part in the drive ire invited to attend. It is the purpose of the campaign to broaden the scope of the Board of Trade, enlarge its activities and in crease its membership and income, in arder that the organization shall be representative, in membership and ef fective in management; that the gov erning: principal shall be that nothing shall be too small or nothing too grea: for it to do, if for the interest of Perth Amboy. In order to do this the Board of Trade must be so equipped as to intelligently and forc fuliy promote the civic, commercial Mid industrial interest of the entire 2ity. In the firm belief that no city In :he corny has a brighter or greater future than Perth Amboy the board 3f directors invite the support the weight of influence and the personal md whole hearted co-operation of ev »ry citizen who has the prosperity of ι he community at heart. ι Ask lor Free Transportation of Materials Through Hoiiand to Belgium front. INSIST ON QUiCK ANSWER Westphalian Province Which Adjoins Ho,land Has Here tofore Been Guarded Only by Landstrum— hine Valley is Included. By United Press. H AGI'J,, April 25.—German cavalry have appeared along the Westphalian border hitherto guarded only by Band· sturm. A strong Of rraan note demanding a quick reply has becan received by the Dutch government. The main de inand is for free transportai.on of ma· :erial through Holland to Belgium. Westphalia is the Prussian province xtending aiong the greater part oX he I>utch frontier. It contains the Ft hine valley. Washington's View. WASHINGTON, April 25 -Germany is holding the mailed fist over Hol land to enforce sanction of supply shipment through that country into Belgium. In her desperate ei'forts to drive to a decision on the we.t front, Teuton diplomacy i.> once more showing its ruthless disregard for the rights of neutrals. ..e -t t >n appeared fraught with war possibilities, but there was strange dearth of oriicial news here t'...î de ν 'j. opments. If war comes Germany would undoubtedly seek to plow through Holland open -ng a path to Belgium which she wants for troops and supplies. Holland's border is well protected· by highly trained troops, but ii is doubtful that the Dutch could witn -tand any serious attempt at invasion. It is held cetrain here that Moiland will not agree to Germany's demand unless she is willing to sacrifice her neutrality. Holland knows that if she goes in with the Germans *h' Allies a '■ ί" a .Ι··· v! tuaUy all of her ships and her colonies. Hence her position bi' es grave ly dangerous. If the Β tish have suc ceeded in bottli' un the German U boat outlet at Ostend and Zeebrugge. Germany is forced to take drastic ac ; or see her submarine campaign utterly fail. German designs on the Nether lands are of long standing. Some years before the war German Influence sought to drive a measure through the Dutch jjarUiH.ent ^ "or : tify the mouths of jwe Scheldt ·. \-:a r Wording nrotection against attacks ' from the sea. **■' This was aimed a t G t Britain and England protect**·' -· ' ongly as to constitute a virtual -ultimatum and the bill was defeated. Military experts here believe that unless Allied forces are se-»t to Hol land's aid it would require scarcely n*ore than half a million Germans to overrun Holland. α dt!;ierin upon iionano determination, however, te "sink or swim." Holland's 400,000 troops now on the border will answer Germany if she tries to force through transporta tion of material, in the onirton of Dutch officials here. Although no official information has reached the Dutch embassy here diplomats see no alterior motive in Germany's ulti matum. Military officials point out Ger many by takin? Holland would add approximately 300 miles of seaeoast to her territory and would also give her an advantage of thousands of miles of rail·· ays and equipment. It is the opinion of military offi cials here that British troops will be sent to Holland in the event of decla ration of war. It is not thought that Germany can afford enough men to combat Holland's forces. If the Germans would succeed in entering Holland the Dutch could re lease the dykes and flood one-third of the country but this would react on Holland and compel her to put her own populace in danger. No official information has reached the legation here as to withdrawal of the Dutch minister from Germany. The scheme of the defense of Hol land embodies concentration of her forces in a restricted area—compris ing the provinces of north and south Holland with parts of Zeeland and Uttrecht. Two-thirds of this area is surrounded by the sea. On th" 'and side are strongly established military works rendered extremely difficult of attack by inundation. The German land approaches to t^e TTo''a"d bor der are hilly. Amsterdam is well for tified and there are inundation pro tections which might preclude suc cessful attacks by the Germans. Control of the inundations has been not entirely in military ha~d*. how ever. and the fear is expressed here that Germany's long arm of intrigue may have stretched to the point where the flooding of the country to prevent invasion may be jeopardized by German agents. Funeral of Mrs. Sullivan. SOITH A M BOY. April 25—The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Sullivan, wife of Philip J. Sullivan, took place at St. Mary's church yesterday. The pallbearers wore Assistant Prosecutor John A. Coan, Edward 1 ,ally and Thomas Lally, Edward P. Mullen, Thomas Hickey and Council· man Frank H. Gordon. May Day, Ferth Amboy Drive Day. P A Hardware for Goodyear Tiree and Tubes lS566-4-23-6f tXIDE STORAGE BATTERY SERVICE STATION i<î'> y<»w Pr'iTiy \v+ TglgphontJI. K. oj G Notice A resrular meeting will be held tonight at the K. of C. clubrooms at 8:15. JOHN J. QUINN, Grand Knight P. A. HITRLEY, Eec. Secy.