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WEATHER — Unset
tled tonight and Sat·
Urduy, probably
«bowers and cooler.
PERTH AMBOY EVENING Ν EWS.
VOL. XXXVIII. No. 255
PERTH AMBOY, N. J., FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1918
TWENTY-FOUR PAGEi>—TWO CENTS
EDITION
BRITISH NAVAL FORCES AGAIN RAID GERMAN BASE
AT OSTEHD: SINK OLD CRUISER ACROSS ENTRANCE
BOOM NAUTICAL
Mr. Ross, of Marine League,
Tells Trade Board Diners
of Plans.
WOULD IMPROVE THE PORT
Sees Unlimited Possibilities for
City in Extension of
the Water Front.
An enthusiastic gathering, consist
ing of over 125 men representing the
inanufacturing interests and retail in
terests of the Board of Trade, attend
ed the dinner given by the Indus
trial Bureau of that organization last
tight in the New Packer House The
dinner was purely a business affair,
the speakers confining themselves to
topics of general interest to the manu
facturera
Jean Du Bots, first vice president
of tho board, was to have been toast
master, but by reason of illness Mr.
Du Bois was unable to be present and
John Pfelffer, a director, filled this
office. Λ very Impressive scene during
Frederic W. Kcough
the course of the dinner, wan the
drinking of a toast to "Our President
and Our Country," proposed by the
toastmaster.
Tho speech making began with a
short address by President I. T. Mad
een, who told of what might be accom
plished through the workings of the
Board of Trade and said: "Wo can't
do much without a large membership.
With a membership of 600 there is a
Êreat deal tho organization can do."
[e advocated the Retail Bureau and
Industrial Bureau getting together
and holding a joint dinner.
Mr. Pfeifter told the diners of his
great love and respect for this city
and how he praised the city, its peo
ple and Its industries to all with
Whom he came In contact. He told
how the city has gone "over the top"
in the three Liberty Loan drives, and
spoke of the Red Cross drive which is
soon to take place and stated that the
city would go "over the top" In this
drive as well. He stated that Perth
Àmboy Is too small for the people and
told of the housing conference held
here Wednesday. He advocated more
school houses. With the conclusion
of his remarks Philip Gray was in
troduced as the first speaker.
Mr. Gray spoke on "Trade Accept
ances." A trade acceptance ts a bill
Of exchange or time draft drawn by
the seller of the goods on the buyer.
The paper can be made payable at
once or can bo made so as to becomo
payable within α certain time, s\",.>
as thirty or sixty days. The main
benefit is for the sixty day customer
which shows the seller he has some
thing more than a cold book account.
The trade acceptance, in other words,
le a check or note for the amount of
the goods purchased which can be I
Collected on by the seller at once or
When the account falls due.
It prevents, said Mr. Gray, the long
drawn out account on your books,
making all accounts liquid. It can be
renewed by the seller If necessary,
but only as a promissory note.
Mr. Gray advised the manufactur
ers to consider the trade acceptancc
as It not only helps the sellers who
are taking the matter up, but also
helps the buyer.
Speaks on Port
P. H. W. Ross, of the National
Marine League of U. S. Α., spoke on
"The American Merchant Marine."
In opening his remarks Mr. Roes
told "i the vast amount of boats and
ihips which the government Is build
ing and questioned what would be
come of these six mllllofr tons of
•hips which are being built per year
Unless there are men to man them.
He told of the wonderful possibilities
of the State of New Jersey with its
fine harbors, coast line and swamps.
He showed how these swamps could
be made into a "Venice or α Holland,
like other cities and places which
Êave been built on sand and swampy
ind.
Turning to the harbors, he cited
the most successful harbors In the
World, such as Hamburg, Liverpool,
and told how these were all hand
made. He pointed out how to be a
successful seaport the tidewaters and
the railroads must meet. No state
has this advantage like New Jersey.
He told of Newark bay, how It was
(Continued on page 2.)
It's Always Less at
CLOTHIER & FURNISHER
822 State St. Perth Amboy, Ν J.
CAMP RARITAN GIVES
CARNIVAL TONIGH 7
FOR WAR CHARITIES
Tho largest carnival and entertain
ment of Its kind ever held In this vi
cinity will be held tonight at Camp
Raritan, Bonhamtown, for tho benefit
of the American Red Cross and the
soldiers athletlo fund. The arena has
been completed, being sufficiently
large to accommodate 10,000 people
8,000 of whom are expected to attend
from Perth Aniboy.
In order to get the large number
of local enthusiasts to Camp Raritan,
arrangements have been made to run
a special train of nine cars on the Le
high Valley railroad, leaving the jNew
Brunswick street crossln,. at 7:80
o'clock.
This train will run direct to the
arena, a spur having been recently
completed, which makes It possible to
come almost to the arena gates.
In addition to the special railroad
service the Public Service trolley com
pany will have four special cars leav
ing at about 7:30 o'clock for Camp
Raritan to accommodate those who
wish to go this way.
For those who care to go in auto
mobiles special arrangements have
also been made, plenty of parking
space having been furnished.
All men In uniform including sol
diers, sailors, U. B. Coast Guards and
all other branches of the service will
be admitted free of charge and seated
in a body. Tickets for the affair have
been on sale at several places In this
city during the week and reports In
dicate that a large number of local
peoplo will attend the affair.
Among those holding boxes at to
nights' affair are Colonel Austen Col
gate of Jersey City, R, W. Johnson
of Johnson & Johnson, New Bruns
wick; Wright-Martin, Aircraft Com
pany, of New Brunswick; Robert C.
Nichols, of Johnson & Johnson Com
pany, New Brunswick; Ram Schleimerj
of the Union Club; Harrison Smith
for the Gillespie Loading Plant; Judge ,
Silzer, of Metuchen; Dr. Gross, of j
Metuchen; H. L. G. Meyer, of Mctu- |
chen; Major Conard, Captain |
Anderson, Alexander Johnson, F. S. I
Maxwell, J. T. Prior, of Camp Raritan. !
Tonight's affair is being conducted
under the direction of Foster W, Tay
lor, chairman of the Camp Raritan
Community Service Committee, who
represents the War Department Com
mittee on training camp activités.
The talent Is being iecured by W. J.
Balrd of New York.
Among those who will take part In
the entertainment will be many well
known comedians, moving picture
personages and boxers. Special ar- !
rangements are being made to care j
for the women who are expected to j
attend as well as men. *
DeWolf Hopper, "Jimmy" Britt, |
Harry Adler and other stare have !
been asked to participate In the car- !
nival. Among the boxers secured to j
take part tonight are "Kid" Clem- I
mons. of this city; Willie Ryan, of !
New Brunswick! Frankle Callahan,
"Irish" Patsy Cline, Joe Welling,
"Gunboat" Smith, Jack Britton, Mike
Leonard, Joe Cox, Johnny Schwarta,
Frankle Conifrey, "Knockout" Eg
gers, Joe Bonds, Jack Denning and
Young Bailey.
This Is the first benefit carnival
ever to be held at Camp Raritan and
the success attached to it Is expected
to make it possible to have a similar
performance in the near future.
A large number of New Brunswick
people will be present at the carnival,
groat Interest having been manifest
ed in the county seat.
Gov. Edge Could Not be Here
on May 20, So the Date
is Changed.
The Big Red Cross demonstration,
including the street parade and mass
meeting In the high sohool auditorium
will be held Saturday night of next
week instead of on Monday, May 20,
owing to the inability of Governor
Walter E. Edge to be In this city on
the date originally set. Adrian Lyon, ι
chairman of the speakers and meet- 1
ings committee In the Red Cross war
fund drive, has received word from !
Governor Edge Informing him that he i
will be here on Saturday night, but,
that it would bo Impossible for him1
to come on Monday the twentieth, ow-,
ing to an engagement at Anniston.l
Alabama. 1
The captains of the women's teams
have been named and all of tho dis
tricts alloted. These women and their |
teams will work In conjunction with,
tho men's teams, the women ap
proaching the women residents in
their district and the men working
among the men only. The districts
are the same as published in yester
day's EVENING NEWS.
The captains of the women's teams
are as follows: District No. 1, Mrs.
M. E. Stewart; District No. 2, Mrs.
Albert Leon; District No. 3, Mrs. John
Hanson; District No. 4, Mrs. J. P. |
Westergaard; District No. 5, Mrs. Max
Wurtzel; District No. «, Mrs. M. C. ,
Armstrong; District No. 7, Miss Mar
tha Greenbaum; District No. 8, Mrs.
VV. Clapsadell; District No. 9. Mrs. X.
Gould; District No. 10, Mrs. P. J.
Burke; District No. 11. Mrs. P. J.
White; District No. 12, Mrs. Frank J.
Burns: District No. 13, Mrs. Ε. T.
Walters; District No. 14, Mrs. A. W.
Mullen: District No. 15, Mrs. Charlee
I. Silk; District No. 16, Mrs. O. Brad
ford: District No. 17, Mrs. Louise
Hulla; District No. 18, Miss Sue Brin
sco: District No. 19, Mrs. A. Matlock;
District No. 20, Mrs. Marie Bacha;
District No. 21, Mrs. Buynafsky; Dis
trict No. 22, Mrs. Stansik; District
No. 23, Mrs. G. F. Mullen; District
No. 24, Mrs. J. Mattuccl; District No.
25, Mrs. S. Pasterak.
District No. 26, Mrs. M. S. Melnzer;
district No. 27, Mrs. Sol Rubensteln;
district No. 28, Mrs M Kochick; dis
trict No. 29, Mrs. I. Dlabik; district
No. 30. Mrs. Ε. M. Orzechowski; dis
trict, No. 31, Mrs. L. C Stark; district
No. 82, Mrs. A. Pepak; district No.
33, Miss Gabos Mesaros; district No.
34, Mrs. William J. Dalton; district
No. 35, and No. 36, Mrs. Jean Ηολνεΐΐ
ind Mrs. W. H. Hodges: district No.
37, Mrs. Margaret Foley! district No,
88, Mrs. I. Larsen; district No. 89,
Mrs. M. J. Hurley; district No. 40,
Mrs. I. Scigel; district No. 41, Mrs.
Prank Rhodes; district No. 42, Mrs.
Robert L. Fowler; district No. 43, Mrs.
Ixel Olsen; district No. 44, Mrs.
Charles Jones; district No. 45; Mrs.
W. H. Warr; district No. 46, Mrs.
3eorge E. Haddon.
These captains are now at work se
curing their teams for the houso to
house campaign, which they will con
(Continued on page 2.)
City Theatre
Today and Tomorrow
'THE KAISER
THE BEAST
OF BERLIN'
1
1
Engagement Again Extended '
to Meet Popular Demand.
Tonight at 7 and 9
Ψ'
Tomorrow Continuous 2.16 to 11
Nineteen Named With Alter
nates and Volunteers for
Contingent on Monday.
Announcement was made this
morning by Clerk John Hanson, Jr..
of the draft board, of the names of
registrants selected to make up this
city's third contingent of the second
draft to entrain for Fort Slocum
Monday morning. The list contains
nineteen names of those selected to
go and three alternates.
The selectives chosen will leave
this city on the 10:15 o'clock Penn
sylvania tral\ at the Central railroad
station and will go direct to the Penn
sylvania railroad station In New
York. From New Tork the men will
entrain on the New Haven railroad
and go to New Rochelle and thence
by boat to the fort. The men have
been ordered to report at city hall
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock for
instructions and roll call. They will
then be dismissed until Monday
morning at 9:80 o'clock, when they
will report at city hall for final roll
call. They will march to the station
In a body.
In addition to the nineteen men
and three alternates, four volunteers
will leave for the fort with this con
tingent. The draft board has been
doing splendid work in securing vol
unteers for the last few calls.
The four volunteers leaving Mon
day are Carl Taylor, William Kocien
slci, Einer Nelson and Alex Szabo.
The men to leave Monday are: Ste
ven Rafeal, David Morgenstein, Vady
slaw Petroski, I.ouis Liakas, Michael
Deegan, John Chelwlcz, John Lonan
go, James Mulligan, Jr., Gordon
Winsteln, Steve Finish, Peter Szmania,
Gaetano Donnenarlo, Charles Evans,
John Costello, Vito Pinto, Russel
Woglom, Anton Gawoskl, Andrew Ka
nish and Steven Kozusko. The alter
nates are: Giaco Casle, Joseph Contl,
and John Mochlaski. James Mulli
gan, Jr., will act as captain of the
contingent.
About twenty-flve men are being
called for pnysical examinations by
the local board for Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock. The examinations are
cases which have been delayed and
never examined owing to late filing of
questionnaires, failure to report and
cases of men having moved out of the
city and then returned.
George Seaman, Elmer I-arson and
Sigvald Hanson, who enlisted in the
tank service of the U. S. Army, are
leaving today for Fort Slocum. The?
will be sent to a tank corps camp in
Pennsylvania shortly.
New Tax Legislation for
This Session of Congress
WASHINGTON, May 10—The infor
mation that Secretary of the Treasury
McAdoo considers a new war tax law
"imperatively necessary" at this ses
sion of congress, acted like a bomb
shell today in both Houses.
Tho hottest opposition immediately
developed In House and Senate. As a
result of this opposition McAdoo le to
be called on next Tuesday by Senator
Simmons, chairman οt tho senate fi
nance committee, and by Representa
tive Kitchen, chairman of the House
ways and means committee, to tel»
congress why he considers additional
tax legislation necessary.
CARD OF THANK*.
We want to extend our heartfelt
thanks to the many friends and rela
tives for sympathy and beautiful floral
jfferinKS in the recent bereavement of
tu&band and father. Also Dr. Frank
Henry, Rev. Northey Jones and Under
aker Ferd. Garretson.
Mrs. G. W. Seaman and Family.
18965-5-10-lt*
.Voodbritlge Township Health Notice.
Ail persons are notified to drain all
lools of stagnant or waste water be
ore May 1918, or proceedings to j
ibate any nuisance caused thereby
vill be taken under the Health Code.
R C. BALDWIN, Seo.
1891«-t-9-»t*
■TEAM VULCANIZING
LET GEORGE DOIT
Pfcoa· 1471 Smith and Hlch Vta.
Ν. J. Roofing Co. Damage is
$20,000 — Other Struc
tures Were Burned.
CAUSE REMAINS UNKNOWN
Discovered by Workman Who
Gives Alarm—Will Re
build Plant Shortly.
When the "out' taps -were sounded
shortly after 6 o'clock last night for
the firo which for a time threatened
to destroy a block of frame houses
at New Brunswick avenue and Stan
ford street, the plajit of the New Jer
sey Roofing Company was a total loss
and the works of D. J. Williams, a
monument and stone carver, had been
almost wiped out.
The estimated loss to the roofing
company alone Is $20,000 and In ad
dition to this is the large loss by the
Williams stone yard, the large two
family two-story frame dwelling in
6tanford street, which was badly dam
aged, the Lehigh Valley watch tower
which did not escape the flames and
two houses in Stanford street set on
flre by the intense heat. The total
damage is estimated at about $3 5.000.
The origin of the blaze Is still a
mystery. The owner of the plant,
Clarence H. Wright of 92 Jefferson
street, was In Staten Island at the
time the flre broke out. The only ono
in the roofing company's office at tho I
time was Miss Helen Brown, a sten-1
ographer. One of the workmen in the
yard at the rear rushed Into the office
and told her smoke was coming out
of one end· of the storehouse. She ran
to the building and opened the door.
The Inside was found to be a mass of
flames. Quickly closing the door an
alarm or nro was given and Andrew
Adams, of Sayre avenue and Convery
place ran to box 63 at New Bruns
wick avenue and Elm street, where
the alarm was sent in.
In the meantime the flames had
eaten their way through the frame
partitions until the entire Interior of
the structure was a veritable furnace.
Fed by tar and roofing paper great
clouds of smoke began to l ise as soon
as the flames had eaten their way
through one portion of the roof.
As soon as the firemen, arrived they
could see thtt it was to be a large and
■tubborn blaze, the flames then leap.
In? from the roof and threatening
the other warehouse in the yards.
Λ special call was tent in by Chief
Nels Hansen and soon after a call for
all of the companies in the city was
sounded. The heat at the fire was the
greatest which the firemen have had
to contend with In many years.
So intense was the heat that two
telephone poles and a house on the
opposite side of the street were ig
nited, not from a spark, but from the
heat alone. It was necessary to shift
the lines of hose continuously owing
to their beginning to burn in spite of
the fact that they were drenched with
water.
There were several narrow escapes
from Injury among the firemen but
no cases of anyone being hurt were
reported. A chimney on the frame
dwelling at S94-396 Stanford street
crashed through the roof and
into the floor below and several men
just missed being hit. The other
chimney on the same building fell
later but no one was near it. This
house, which is owned by the Fiigen
estate, was badly damaged and the
frame dwelling next to it, owned and
occupied by Mrs. Stefanik, was
threatened continually. The fact that
it had a slate roof saved it from the
blaze.
The two-family dwelling was occu
pied by Steve Panik, Mrs. Poraarynki,
Martin Zariat and Albert Koncikow
ski. None of these people carried
insurance on tlio furniture of which
little could be saved.
The police had considerable diffi
culty in preventing the occupants
from entering the burning building to
get some of their belongings. Patrol
man Kurpiel in going through the
house to find that all were out came
upon one of the women getting a few
of her belongings. The side and up
stairs of the building were burning
then.
Τ„ 1 - 1
marble tombstone which had Just
been completed yesterday morning
and was to have been delivered in
the afternoon broke from the intense
heat together with the water, repre
senting a loss of $500. Many other
stones of considerable value were
lost in addition to the shop. A black
smith shop adjoining the stoneworks
was also burned down to the ground.
The only buildings left standing
within a radius of about 200 feet
were the offices of the roofing com
pany and the Williams' stone plant,
both of these being made of fireproof
material.
Many persons who arrived at the
scene of the fire at the outset proph
esied that the whole block of frame
buildings just south of the roofing
sompany's plant would be destroyed,
rhe distance between the buildings
ivas only a few feet and it looked
Joubtful fpr α time if the firemen
would be able to check it.
By excellent work, however, they
?heoked the progress of the flames
after they had consumed the first
Dullding. The house at 392 Stanford
street was scorched by the heat but
50 serioue damage was done there.
It looked for a time as if the
Raritan Garage at Prospect street
ind New Brunswick avenue would be
?onsumed and all automobiles and
mportant books and papers were re
noved.
It was stated this morning that the
■iew Jersey Roofing Company will
itart at once to rebuild, this time
•rectlng· fireproof structures. The
oss of $20,000 to the company is
ibout half covered by insurance, it is
inderstood.
OIRLB WANTED. OPERATORS ON
jOvkrnment shirts good pat.
iTPLY GOODMAN-COHEN CO., 225
iHERIDAN ST. 18827-5-6-61·
FANCY FRESH
STRAWBERRIES
25c Per QUART
PERTH AMBOYQJTY MARKET
SOLDIERS DIE IN
TRAIN WRECK IN
SOUTH CAROLINA
!
By United Prtsa.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina. May
10:—A troop train carrying the ad
vanced guard of the Thirty-second
infantry, leaving Camp Jackson at
Columbia for Camp Sevier at Green
ville, was wrecked about 10 o'clock
this morning on the high trestle near
the camp.
Seven soldiers are defvd, ten others
are seriously injured, some of whom
are expected to die.
One of the wheels under one coach
broke JuM as the frame reached the
trestle. This caused the car to drop
finally going over the trestle. It turn
ed over the other coaches, one old
wooden coach and one steel. The
trucks from the latter fell on top of
the first coach which had fallen over
and as it smashed lj%. the men inside
were crushed. There were sixty-five
men in this coach. No one from out
side is allowed in the camp.
■ ■ ■ mm
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Good Shots Destroy Observa
tion Posts of Enemy—Foil
Efforts to Get Prisoners.
Βj United Press.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
PICARDY, May 9:—The first bom
bardment of German positions by the
American artillery had demolished
the church at Catigny and several
adjacent buildings, blown up machine
gun emplacements and post command
positions at several points and cited j
afar at Mesneil St. Georges. The :
church at this place ras being used
for observation by the Boches. These
bombardments lasted all night. The
concussion of the heavy guns shook
the entire front. At the same time
the 75's poured in a hot fire. The
Germans are making a strong effort
to capture Americans, but without re- ,
suit. Not a single American prisoner ι
has yet been lost on this front.
Forty of the enemy attempted to
rush a section of our trenches, throw- I
ing grenades as they advanced. They
wero repulsed befcre they penetrated
our entaglements, leaving two dead on
tho wires. The other casualties are
not known. Later another attempt
was made to capture one of our ad
vanced poets but it, toO, was repulsed.
An American sentry who shot a Ger
man dog found ί note In the meseago
box on Its collar from an enemy offi
cer asking permission to change 111·
post of command.
Ti Kites
[
Employes Meet Similar Acci
dents in Different Way
Within Short Period.
Two accidents within two hours
and a half of each other at the Karl
tan Copper Works yesterday after
noon resulted In the loss of legs for
the employes. Arthur Anderson, the
first man injured at 2 o'clock, lost the
right leg at the knee, and Olle Alo
vlse at 4:30 o'clock lost his left leg
below the knee.
Anderson, who resides at 330 Mar
ket street, Is but seventeenyears old.
and had been employed at' the plant
as brakeman on the plant industrial
narrow gauge railroad only a few
days. Anderson attempted to jump
on the running board of a locomotive
pulling a string of cars. As he Jump
ed his foot slipped and he plunged to
the rails, where his right foot became
caught in the 8ruard rail, and he was
unable to remove it.
The car ran over the leg and
mangled it in such a manner that it
was amputated at the hospital by Dr.
William E. Ramsay and Dr. Martin
S. Meinzer.
Alovise, who is thirty-eight years
old, residing at 2S3 Paterson street,
was employed by the company with a
gang of other men Installing a coal
conveying machine. A fellow work
man whose name was not learned had
been sent for a tank of gas, which is
used for producing heat for cutting !
iron. As this man returned with the I
tank he lost his balance and putting j
his hand out to keej) from falling,
struck the electric switch, which
turned on the power to operate the
coal conveyor.
As the machine was set in motion
Alovise, who was working on It, was
placed In 6uch a position that his left
leg became caught In a pair of mitre
gears, with the result that it was I
crushed so badly that It was necessary I
to remove it below the knee. The
leg was amputated by Dr. Ramsay
and Dr. Meinaer.
Ten Dollars from Special
Police for Smoke Fund
—.
At a drill of the special police of
the third precinct, last night, it was
decided to turn over $10 from the
treasury of the Home Defense League
organization to the "Our Boys in !
France Tobacco Fund." The treasury
has been augmented by the collec
tion of dues from members. The
members decided to turn over, from
time to time, the money taken In
from dues to various charities.
The police of the precinct have a
social organization for which dues
are collected.
Third Liberty Loan on Market.
By United Press.
NEW YORK, May 10—Bonds of
the third Liberty Loan appeared on
the open market for the first time to
day, sales totalling $1,542,000. They
opened at 99.10.
WANTED—YOUNG MAN FOR OF
FICE WORK ; GOOD OPPORTUNITIES.
ADDRESS "BANK," CARE NEWS.
18S61-5-7-tf·
VAN SYCKLE
SKY IS FILLED !
WITH AIRPLANES
Fighting Along Whole Front
Has Been Transferred to
Air—Artillery is Busy.
By United Pre»».
WITH THE BRITISH ARMY INI
FRANCE, May 10—The most amai- j
ing air fighting is going on in the en
tire battle region.
For three days the weather has j
been ideal and the pale blue skfes are j
literally alive with fighting squadrons,
of all nations.
The late Baron Richtoffen's famous ,
"circus,' with a new commander, is \
busy east of Amiens. Twenty-five or
thirty enemy machines are trying to '
block the Allied scouts from the back
areas along the Somme.
The number of German machines Is !
increasing and new battle tactics ore j
being employed. The enemy is put
ting up an exceedingly stiff fight.
There is little ground fighting. The
artillery keeps pounding heavily in
spots. There was a terrific enemy
cannonade between 8: SO and midnight
south of Arras on a single corps front,
while the heavy fire waS unusually
bitter In the region of Lens and Haze
brouck.
Capture Small Portion o( Trench
By Untied Press.
LONDON, May 10:—British troops
yesterday evening captured the small
portion of a trench (160 juls) which
the Germane took north of Albert In
the morning, Field Marshal Half re
ported today. Elsewhere there was
only artillery activity.
"A small portion of a trench -which
the enemy eelzed northwest of Albert
yesterday morning was recaptured In
the evening. We took a few prison
ers. Hostile artillery was active last
night between the Somme and the
Ancre and at different points on the
Flanders battlefront."
To Relieve Congestion, Tap
New Labor Supply and Help
Balance Financial State.
By Cnifd Prtet.
WASHINGTON", May 10.—Big war
Industries henceforth will go west.
To speed war work the government
has determined to place a virtual em
bargo on new plant construction In
the great "war belt" of the east.
The action has been determined up
on for three reasons:
first: concentration of war indus
tries in the east has produced a state
of congestion seriously interfering
with maximum war production.
Second: the west offers new reser
voirs of labor and much needed power.
Third: war industries expansion in
the west will rectors to an even keel
the financial structure now over
weighted on the eastern side because
of most of the war contracts going to
eastern firms.
Officials are now working on plans
to curtail orders to Industries in the
Pennsylvania. New York and Atlantic:
coast districts where congestion is ι
now making rapid production and ί
movement of supplies impossible.
New factories will be forbidden to j
locate in this district, according to
present plans and will be urged to go
to the middle west.
FIVE TO FIFTEEN YFARS
SENTENCE OF J. L, WATERS
Pound Guilty of Criminal Assault on ·
Young Girl; Jutlçc Dal ν Commente j
on Seriousness of Offense.
By Special Correspondent.
NEW BRUNSWICK, May 10—'
John L. Waters, of Perth Am boy, was
today sentenced to from five to fifteen
years in the state prison by Judge Pe
ter F. Paly in the county court, fol
lowing his conviction last week on a
charge of criminal assault upon fif
teen year old Hose Karister, a domes
tic in the house where Waters re
sided.
In passing sentence Judge Daly com
mented on the particularly heinous
offense and said that had the jury
which found Waters guilty, not rec
ommended mercy, little would have
been shown.
When sentence was pronounced
Waters was dared for a minute, bu%
soon resumed a more or less noncha
lent manner. He was taken back to
the county workhouse, and will be
taken to the state prison at Trenton
today.
Sentence was to have been passed
last week, but at the request of the
Standard Underground Cable Com
pany. by whom the man had been em
ployed for many years, was deferred
utnil today, to allow him to complete
some work which he had started for
them.
EXIDE STORAGE BATTERY
« SERVICE STAI'PW. ι
lîrwser That Took Part in Re
cent Zeebrugge Raid
Filled With Cement.
BLOCK PASSAGE AT NIGHT
Both Americans and French
Participated in Former Raid
—Germans are Taken by
Surprise — Believe En
terprise aSuccess.
United Presa.
LONDON. May 10—British naval
workers again raided the German na
val base at Ostend. on the Belgian
coast, blockading the entrance to the
harbor by sinking- the old cruiser Vin
dicative. which participated in the re
cent raid on the Zeebrugge, it was an
nounced here today
"Since the attack on Zeebrugge
April 23, the Vindicative has been fill
ed with concrete,' the Admiralty de
clared. "Our forces returned to their
base with the loss of one motor
launch. It was damaged and was then
sunk to prevent it falling into :be
hands of the enemy. Our casualties
were light.'
"The Ostend-Zeebrugge operation
design was to close the port complete
ly at night. The obsolete cruiser Vin
dicative was sunk between the pier»
across the entrance to Ostend har
bor."
French forces participated in tlxe
previous raid, it was officially an
nounced from semi-official source·.
It was later learned that American·
had also taken part. In the first sur
prise of the previous attack the Ger
mans at Zeebrugge believed the raid
had been conducted by Americana.
Ostend is located on the North Sea,
eight miles east of West End, where
the battle lines touch the coast. It 1·
sixty-one miles from Dover and ISO
miles from London. Zeebrugge V
thirteen miles east of Ostend.
■Return from Raid
By United Press.
DOVER. England. May 10:—Some
of the participants In the naval rale
on Ostend returned here this morn
ing and were greeted with the great
est enthusiasm. The engagement
lasted from one minute after mid
night until 3 A. M. The guns were
plainly heard.
aï m ses
Mrar
Commissioner Greenbaum
Points Out Lack of Space
Here for Pupils.
Construction of a new public school
costing from 1225.000 to 1250,000 on
the Hall avenue property owned by
the Board of Education was discussed
by that body at a meeting In the hiffb
school last night. Commissioner
Adolph Greenbaum. who has been ad·
vocating the erection of a new school
as soon as possible, told the board htt
Idea of the requirements in order to
keep up with the yearly Increase of
school children.
Commissioner Greenbaum declared
that the school should consist of thlr·
ty two-rooms, sixteen of which should
be for grammar grade pupils and th6
other sixteen for children below theae
grades He pointed out that if con
struction could be started immediately
it would be almost 1920 by the time
the building would be completed.
All of the other members of th«
board agreed with Mr. Greenbaum
that another school is necessary in or.
der to accommodate the pupils, but It
was a question whether it would be
possible to construct such a large
school at first.
It was suggested that a twenty
four-room school be erected and to
constructed that on addition of sev
eral rooms could be made when neo
essary. Mr. Greenbaum held that by
the time the school was completed
twenty-four rooms would not be suffi
cient to hold the pupils who would be
waiting to be accommodated at that
time. He stated that at the present
time there are four classes of gram
mar echool pupils being taken care of
at the high school building, one claa·
in School No. 8 and one in School
No. 9 owing to the fact that all of
the rooms in the grammar school are
filled to capacity at the present time.
Mr. Greenbaum figured that In 1920
these rooms in the high school will
be needed for high school students
and those in the other two schools
must be used by the lower grade
puplls, making it necessary that ap
proximately sixteen rooms be used
for grammar grade pupils in the new
school.
The question arose as to whether
there would be any obstacles in the
way In this undertaking as the result
of government actions, it being un
derstood that a board wishing to
Boat a bond issue of more than
$50,00 must get permission from the
government to do so. In order to
settle this matter it was decided to
have Superintendent of Schools S. E.
Shull get In touch with the state
school authorities to ascertain all
particulars regarding this matter.
NOTICE.
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THIS STORE ON MONDAY AND
TUESDAY. MAY 13 and 14 th.
FREE EXAMINATION AND ADVICE
TO ALL HAVING TROUBLED FEET.
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18964-8-10-lt*
CAN USE ^ YOUNG MEN
with eome experience In furnlahlne·
or ehoee. for extras on Saturday»; or
young men who are willing to leap^
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174 Smith St.
MAC'S SUMMER HOME
Will Open
SATURDAY, MAY 18TH.
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