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WEATHER^—Fair to.
nlglit and Sunday.
VOL. XXXVIII. No. 256.
Biggest contingent to Date is
Galled tor Five-day Pe
riod from May 25.
Call Expected to Exhaust Men
in That Class from This
City—Boys Leave for
Fort Slocum on
Monday Morning.
By Special Correspondent.
TRENTON, May 11.—Tho quotas]
for the next draft call under which
New Jersey Is to supply 7,657 men for
the Ave day period beginning May 215,
as a part of the national call for 230,
000 men, have just been announced by
the draft division of the adjutant gen.
eral's department. Tho New Jersey
crII is for white men only and all are
from Class A-l. Following are some
cf the city quotas:
Atlantic City, Board No. 1—one;
No. 2—one. Bayonne, No. 1—one
hundred and seventy-three men; No.
2—one hundred and thirty-two. Ho
boken, No. 1—sixty-eight; No. 2—six
ty-five; No. 3—thirty-three. Jersey
City, No. 1—eighty-six; No. 2—forty
six; No. 3—eighty-seven; No. 4—sixty
five; No. δ—eighty-five; No. 6—sixty;
No. 7—fifty-four; No. 8—sixty-four;
No. D—sixty-seven; No. 10—forty-four.
West Hoboken, No. 1—one hundred
and seventy-seven. Camden, No. 1—
seventy-three; No. 2—sixty-five; No. 3
■—seventy-five; No. 4—thirty-four.
Elizabeth, No. 1—one hundred and
seventeen ; No. 2—eighty-one; No. 3—
eighty-seven. East Orange, No. 1—
fifty-eight. Orange, No. 1—four. New
ark, No. 1—seventy-two; No. 2—sixty
four; No. 8—eighty-nine; No. 4—sev
enty-six; No. 5—fifty-three; No. 6—·
forty-five; No. 7—eighty-six; No. 8—
sixty-two; No. 9—sixty; No. 10—fifty;
No. 11—l'Drty-foiir No. 12—fifty-seven;
No. 13—eighty-six; No. 14—ninety
Perth Amboy, No. 1—two hundred
tlil'l IU niLJ-BCVCll.
Following are soma of tho county
fiuotas: Atlantic, No. 1—ninety-two
men. Bergen, No. 1—forty-two; No.
£—thirty-three; No. 3—thirty-five; No.
4-—thirty-two; No. 5—thirty-five; No.
G—twenty-one. Camden. No. 1—tlilr
tv-fivety-fivo; No. 2—fifty-six; Essex,
No. 1— fifty-eight; No. 2—fifty-eight;
Xo. 3—fifty-eight; No. 4—fifty-eight;
No. 5—fifty-eight. Hudson, No. 1, nine
ty seven; No. 2—eighty-five; No. 3—
eight:·· three; No. 4—one hundred and
two; No. 3—ninety-one. Middlesex
No. 1 173; No. 2—138; No. 3—forty
one; No. 4—ninety-one. Monmouth,
No. 1—sixty-seven ; No. 2—fifty; No.
3—seventy-seven; No. 4—fifty-five.
I rion. No. 1·—fifty-eight; No. 2—fifty
eight; No. 3—one.
* I/nrgcst C'nll Vet.
Tho largest call yet issued by the
adjutant general for men ta he in
ducted into the National Army has
been issued by him and the official
call has been received at the local
draft board asking this city to supply
227 men for the National Army from
Class one A during a period of five
days. commencing May 25. The men
are to be sent to Camp Dix. No defi
nite date of their departure has been
received as yet, although it is expect
ed that the full details of this call will
bo received within a short time.
When these men leave this city it
will mark tho largest contingent since
the draft was first started last June.
The largest number of men sent to
camp from this city for the National
Army was 209 who left this city on
September 22.
When asked this morning regarding
tho condition at the local draft board
as to the number of men in Class
one. City Clerk John Hanson, of the
hoard, announced that this call would
practically wipe out all of the men in
that class.
A special induction call asking for
volunteers has been received by the
board. The state of New Jersey has
been asked to supply ten gas plant
workers, forty brakemen, flagmen and
conductors, twenty-five locomotive en
gineers and firemen, nieteen locomo
tive inspectors, five stationary engi
neers and firemen, six electric cr?no
operators, fifteen gunsmiths, opera
tors fn gun "factories and repair men
and six veterinarians.
Only white men and men physically
qualified for general military service
arc to be inducted under these calls.
(Continued on page 4)
The body of Judo Zeanderback, the'!
twelve year old boy who was drowned ι
on Jannary Ε In Haritan Bay, when j
he got too near to the edge of the Ice ι
and was lost In the outer channel was
picked up by a U. S. scout patrol boat
near the ferry slip shortly after 9
o'clock this morning. This Is the
third body which has been found In
local waters this week, the first hav
ing been that of Andrew W. Johnson,
who committed suicide last November
by Jumping overboard, and the second
that of E. A. Johnson, colored, who
fell from a dock of the Roessler and I
Husslacher chemical plant at the foot |
of Commerce street, several weeks,
Coroner Flynn was notified this
morning and went to the sound where;
he recovered the body and took It to ]
his morgue. The parents of Zeander
back were notified and the body of the
boy identified. Both of the boy'·
hands were missing and the body was
considerably decomposed. Funeral ar
rangements aro being made.
Tho Zeanderback Doy was accom
panied by another boy, Steve Bella,
when the fatal accident occurred on
January 6, both of the boys falling
In the water. The Bella boy held on
to a piece of ice until help came and
a rope was thrown him. Zeander
back, however, was never seen after
he went under the first tlmo, the tide
rushing him under the heavy layer of
It was thought by many that the
body of Zeanderback would never be
recovered, at least not In the local
bay, it being the general belief that
It would be carried out to the ocean
with the breaking up of the Ice.
When the thaw came a sharp look
out was kept for signs of his body but
it did not appear. This morning,
îowever, a scout patrol boat discov
:red it and brought It to this city.
The recent severe thunder showers
ire believed to have been responsible
or the bodies appearing on the sur
'ace. The finding of three lost bodies
vlthln a week Is something unusual,
he bodies having been In the water
iifferent lengths of time varying from
ilx months to three weeks.
The Zeanderback boy came to lose
lis life as the result of his venture
lomeness. He. together with Bella,
lad started out from this city to walk
icross the sound to Tottenvllle while
:he sound was frozen over. They got
is far as the· channel where the ice
had been tooken by passing tugs.
Seeing some large cakes of ico
loatlng near they decided to attempt
to cross by jumping from one floe to
another. Bella Jumped and Zeander
back followed. The cake of ice went
3own with them, throwing them both
Into the freezing water». Bella man
aged to maintain his hold on the edge
of the Ice floe until help arrived but
Zeanderback's strength gave way and
he disappeared.
Bella had a miraculous escape from
death by drowning, it being necessary
to secure a rope and then to lasso the
boy whose limbs were too paralyzed
by the cold water to move. The noose
nally dropped over his shoulders and
e was hauled out to a point where
it was gafe for his rescuers.
Zeanderback lived at 285 Ooodwln
street and was a pupil at public school
No. 4. Upon learlning of the acoident
In January the boy's parents and sister
were hysterical and the shock greatly
affected all three. The family had al
most given up all hop· that the body
would be found. Funeral services are
now being arranged.
Several Resign Places for III
Health and Removal
from City.
A number of resignations from
members of the executive committee
and officers of different departments
of the local Chapter of the Red Cross
have been received within the past
few weeks. Many of these resigna
tions are due to the persons removing
from the city and because of 111
Mrs. .Tames Chalmers, a member of
the knitting committeo and also a
member of the executive committee,
resigned because of her removal to
Airs. E. Ij. Grldley, who was in
charge of the Kirst Aid Committee
up to the time that the Red Cross de
manded that a practicing physician
be appointed, and who afterward
served as secretary of the First Aid
I Committer, resigned because of re
moval to Woodbrldge. '
Mrs. William H. Hoffner, who has
been in charga of packing and ship
ping finished supplies, resigned be
cause of ill health.
Mrs. J. Malcolm Crowell, chairman
of speclul committee of Nursing Serv
ice Committee, resigned because of
removal to Woodbrldge. These places
aro still vacant and will be filled in
the near future.
The chapter has received Instruc
tions from tho headquarters of the
Atlantic Division that persons having
relatives held as prisoners of war may
communicate with them through tho
Red Cross. Nothing political or finan
cial can bo sent. Thoso wishing to
pend a private personal message
should apply at the Red Cross head
quarters In the Board of Trade rooms
and receive a blank on which the
message can be sent.
Four-Minute Men Will Speak
for Red Cross Drive at
Local Theatres.
The program to be carried out In
the theatres of the city by the Four
Minute Men next week in connection
with the coming Red Cross War Fund
I campaign has been completed by R.
I. Vail, chairman of the Red Cross
committee on factory, theatre and
I street meetings.
The speakers next week in the
Four-Minute organization will be aa
Dltmas—Adrian Lyon, Monday: H.
E. Plckersglll, Tuesday; Charles M.
MacWilliam, Wednesday; Rev. Wll
bert Westcott, Thursday; John De
laney, Friday; Joseph E. Strieker,
Majestic—H. E. Plckersglll, Mon
day; Harry S. Medinets, Tuesday; H.
K. Golenbock, Wednesday; Joseph E.
Strieker, Thursday; John Pfeiffer,
Friday; Charles M. MacWilliam, Sat
Strand—Charles M. MacWilliam,
Monday; John Pfeiffer, Tueeday; H.
E. Plckersglll, Wednesday! Harry S.
Medinets, Thursday; Adrian Lyon,
Friday; H. E. Pickersgill, Saturday.
Grand—Harry S. Medinets, Mon
day; John Delaney, Tuesday; G. L.
Ollensls, Wednesday; H. E. Pickers
gill, Thursday; Rev. W, Northey
Jones, Friday; John Pfeiffer, Satur
Royal, II. K. Golenbock, Monday;
Thomas Brown, Tuesday; Andrew J.
Wight, Wednesday; Rev. W. Northey
Jones, Thursday; C. M. MacWilliam,
Friday; John Delaney, Saturday.
City, John Pfeiffer, Monday; Rev.
Wilbert Westcott, Tuesday; Thomas
Brown, Wednesday; John Delaney,
Thursday: G. L. Ollensls, Friday; C.
M. Mac\Yilllam, Saturday.
A meeting of the executive commit
tee of the Red Cross drive was held
in headquarters in the Boynton Build
ing yesterday afternoon at which fur
ther details were worked out. Reports
showed the organization for the drive
to be satisfactory. A final meeting
of the exeautive committee has been
called by General Chairman Albert
Leon for Monday afternoon at head
quarters at which the "finishing
touches" will be added to present
The parade and meeting committees
are working on their plans for the
mass meeting and street parade to be
held on Saturday night of next week
with the idea in mind of making the
parade the largest of its kind ever
held here.
It is hoped that the contingent of
mothers having sons in the service will
be a large one, the Idea being to have
each mother carry a service flag con
taining as many stars as she has sons
In the service. This division in the
recent big Liberty Loan parade In
New York contained hundreds of
women and many are expected to
march in this Red Cross parade here.
Foresters Campaign
Foresters of America of the state of
New Jersey are observing today as
Forester Day. This day has been set
apart by the grand court In which to
boost the membership. "Get-a-mem
ber" is the slogan by which the mem
bers of the various courts of the state
have started out.
Since war began many of the courts
of Foresters of the state have lost
many members by being called Into
tho draft and through enlistment nnd
the plans today is to fill up the rank
of those that have gone to Join the
colors. Members of C-ourt Amboy No.
68 and Court Standard No. Ill are en
deavoring to boost their membership.
Bus leavfa for Camp Dix Sunday at
8:80 from 399 New Brunswick Ave. Re
turn trip, $2.50. . 18976-5-11-lt*
Pho»· un talth ant Hlcfc 8ta.
Sale for Delinquent
Τaxes & Assessments
Notice is hereby given that notice
of sale for taxes and assessments for
years of 1916 and previous thereto.
is now being prepared, and same will
be advertised as soon as ready, not
later than June 15, 1918.
Ε. B. Walker,
Collector of Revenue
I -UgX-^9. ■ ■«
This news picture just received shows a long line of fully equipped Sammies on their way to the trench
es. They ar© passing under a triumphal arch of welcome erected by French soldiers, back a short distance from
the front.
5,000 Attend Camp Raritan's
Highly Successful Benefit
for War Charities.
In spite of the adverse weather
conditions the huge entertainment j
and boxing carnival held last night at ;
Camp Raritan, Bonhamtown, for the ι
benefit of the American Red Cross '
and the soldiers' athletic fund was a
success, approximately 5,000 being
present in the water-soaked arena to
witness the high class entertainment,
furnished by the committee in charge :
of the affair.
Shortly after β o'clock It began to !
look threatening and at 7 o'clock the !
heavens had taken on such an aspect
that It looked unlikely that the affair,
could be held £ts there was no shelter !
whatsoever, except for those taking
part In the affair.
Arrangements had been made to ,
hold the carnival last night and it
was decided to run It oft if it was In
any way possible. So at 8:30 o'clock
Knoll's band of New Brunswick be
gan to play and the entertainment
was gotten under way, the audience's
spirits being high In spite of the un
comfortable conditions caused by uie
The committee in charge of the blf
affair consisting of Foster W. Ί ay lor,
chairman; Major Conard, Captain An
derson, Captain Robinson, Lieutenant
Austin. Alexander Johnson, F. S. Max
well, J. T. Prior, John R. Barry,1
George Freudenhall and W. J. Baird
had left nothing undone In arranging
for the carnival and the system usedi
resulted In the large crowds being
handled with easiness.
No trouble was experienced In the
parking ot the hundreds of automo- j
biles, special signs having been placed
at the streets which were to serve as
entrances for the cars. Officers on j
horseback directed the placlne of the,
cars and some of the soldiers station-j
ed at Camp Raritan patrolled the en-!
closed grounds. The soldiers were on
duty inside and no disturbance oc-j
curred during the night to mar the en
joyment of the large crowd.
Khaki uniforms were very much In
evidence In the big arena, most of the I
soldiers being seated In one section.
The navy was also represented, an in
vitation having been extended to all
United States service men to attend
free of charge.
All of the vaudeville numbers were
donated by the United Booking office,
who furnished acts well known on the
Keith circuit.
was so nrranir^d that
no one was given a chance to get tired
of tne entenainmeni, tun vu.icty ue
ingjyell worked out by the committee.
A. wrestling bout between Toung De
metroff and "George the Greek" was j
the first number on the program. After
each taking the initiative and trying
every hold imaginable without any
success the bout concluded In α draw
lit the end of ten minutes.
Sam Harris, the possessor of a won
derful voice, was next introduced. He
entertained with several well selected
songs which made a big hit with the
appreciative audience. V"'
[he song writer, was the next on Q
program. Ho rendered .. ms I
(Continued or· page 4.) j
ΙΓ. Smith St. Phone 181.
Mew 1918 7-Pattenger BU1CK
by the hour, trip
Phone 1840
Bu United Press.
DOVER, England, May 11—The
German naval base at Ostend un
doubtedly is effectively blocked as the
result of yesterday morning's daring·
raid, except for the traffic of small
craft. The old cruiser Vindictive, 820
feet long, lith across the 320 foot
channel. The rapid filling in and
around her with slit by the current
will cause the Germans considerable
British casualties were remarkably
light. Officers and men who partici
pated in the venture reported five
dead, twenty-nine wounded and ten
missing. Commodort Hubert Lynes,
commanding the operation, made the
following report today;
"It was a lurid scene. At 2 A. M.
the Vindictive arrived on program
time. There was thundering of guns
on sea and land; exploding of guns
from the air and an occasional cry
of agony from the wounded. Search
lights criss-crossed about the whole
scene, which was further illuminated
by star shell# and flasnes of guns. For
a full hour this picture was witnessed
at Oetend. The Vindictive cruised for
twenty minutes in the fog·, looking for
the entrance. Finally the old crui»er
located the entrance and entered the
channel, jamming her bow against the
pier. Meanwhile she was being raked
by machine guns from the shore. An
officer cleared the engine room and
the stokers fired the prepared target.
Motorboats which had been manoeuv
ering outside the channel then dashed
alongside to take off the crew. In a
hail of machine gun bullets, they
transferred two officers and thirty
eight men and rushed toward the
Warwick. Some of the motorboats,
which were badly battered, were blown
Street Department Busy as
Refuse. Etc., Piles on
Curb Lines Today.
Clean-υρ week is being· brought to
a close today after one of the most
successful drives on dirt ever con
ducted In this city. Articles of all
kinds have been placed out for col
lection by the residents here and the
response to the mayor's appeal to
help brighten up the homes in the
city has been gratifying.
The street department's wagons in
addition to tlrése of the contractors
have been kept busy all week and are
today endeavoring to bring to an end
the collections. Sireet Commissioner
Anthony Munoz has been directing
the collection of all rubbish and the
wagons have made a good record
during the five days past.
A busy day is looked forward to
today as there are many who have
let the rubbish accumulate during
their cleaning the past week and will
put it out at one time.
βu United Près».
AMSTERDAM. May 11:—Baron
Burien, Austro-Hungarian foreign
minister, declared in a speech that
he hoped general peace negotiations
would follow the Rumanian peace,
iccording to a dispatch from Buda
pest today.
"Emperor Karl has exploited every*
Dossibility of peace," the foreign min
ister said.
"He still wishes that no opportunl
ly shall be lost to conclude an honest
ind durable peace."
Poiiattnn to Rod Cross
At a meeting of Perth Amboy Nest
No. 1027. Order of Owls, held last
light at Eagle hall, the sum of $5
>vas donated to the Red Cross.
rovernment shirts, good pay.
■ ml Limousine Touring Car·
UUI utTulbDunWikt
Man Loses Foot on Lehigh Val
ley and Boy is Cut on
P. R. R. Turntable.
Two persons were injured yester
day on railroads in this city. Julius
Cir.kos, lost part of his left foot when
run over by cars on the Lehigh Val
ley and a boy, Jacob Kish, received a
eevere cut on the ankle while playing
around the large turntable at the
Pennsylvania railroad station In State
Clnkos, a Russian, thirty-five years
3ld, of Parlin, a laborer in the powder
works ot that place, became caught in
some unknown manner between two
cars in the upper Lehigh Valley rail
toad yards. He was unable to explain
how Jhe accident happened or what
he was doing on the tracks. He was I
attended by Dr. William E. Ramsay |
ind removed to the city hospital where
part of his foot was amputated.
Kish. a young boy living it the
Pennsylvania railroad and Washing
ton street, -was playing about the turn
table at the Pennsylvania station. As
the table revolved on its tracks the
boy's leg· became caught between two
rails anil badly cut. r>r. Rameay
Jressed the wound after which he was
removed to his home.
with some experience in furnishings
Dr shoes, for extras on Saturday^; or
roung men who are willing; to learn.
174 Smith St.
[«S New Bruns. Ave. Telephone 46.
Young Man Wanted
To Learn Banking
Chance for Rapid Advancement.
Reply By Mail to
Perth Amboy Trust Co.
British Press Comment Favor
ably on Baker's Announce
; ment ot Troops in France,
Extends Greetings of Great
Britain to Forces of United
States Now in England
and Bids Them God
Speed in Big Task.
Bij United Preaz.
LONDON, May 11:—Secretary
Baker's announcement that 600,000
American troops are In France add»
to the heartiness with which Ameri
can soldiers, marching before King
George today, will be greeted In Lon*
don. "This represents a really great
achievement," the Mail said regard,
ing Baker's statement. "America b&a
had Immense difficulty. While It ha#
not overcome all, It Is rapidly dolnj
"There need be no half-hearted en·
thuslasm about the fruits of th«
American alliance," said the Exprès*
"Their work begins to tell," said
the Times. "As their numbers grow
it will tell more and more."
The king addressed the following
letter to the American soldiers In
"The British people welcome you on
your w ay to take your stand beside til#
armies of the many nations now fight·
lng the gieat battle for human free·
<Jom. The Allies will gain new heart
and spirit In your company. I wish iQ
could shake the hand of each of yoti
and give you Godspeed on your ml··
Copies of the letter will be hand·
ed to every American soldier in Kng
The American troops marched over
a route three miles long. They start
e<i from the Wellington Barrack·,
Hyde Park, at about noon and pawt
through some of the most fashlonabi·
streets of the metropolis. The r«gl*
ment was beaded by Its staff offlcgrA ,
on horseback. On Its way the commit
passed by the American Embassy,
where Walter Mines Page, the Ameri
can Ambassador, received the ealut·
from each man and acknowledged th·
dipping of the colors.
A few minutes later the Américain
passed In review before King Georf·
at Buckingham Palace. Afterwafi
they returned to barracks.
By Fied B. Fereason. United Rw
Staff Correspondent
IN" PICAKDY, May 10:—American··
heavy artillery fiercely shelled the
German reserve positions behlna
Proux-de-Gridesnes, Franincourt and
on other places fronting the AmerW
can sector Thursday night. New flrM
were observed In Montdidler and ap·
parently·' an ammunition «tore tu
burned in Cantigny.
A German patrol renewed the ai·
tempt to capture an American oui·
post but were repulsed.
By Tn«fd Frets.
WASHINGTON, May ll.—President
Wilson today placed In the hands Of
Felix Frankfurter, of New York, and
Washington, the difficult task of look,
ing into a definite form for a national
labor policy for the war. Frankfur·
ter's appointment makes him "labor
administrator" under Secretary ox
Labor Wilson, He will immediately
coordinate under his direction thé
work of the numerous labor adjust·
ment parties now existing In the gov·
Frankfurter's appointment Is an
acknowledgment of the semi-radical
element in the labor movement. He
has been associated with the βο-called
liberal element in the country and
was a member of the President's In
vestigation commission which went
west and Inquired into the Mooney
case, among others. He returned re
cently from a trip to England where
ho made a careful study of labor con»
di; lone.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, May 11:—Captur#
of five American officers were report
ed in today's casualty list from Gen
eral Pershing The list, containing
sixty-nine names, also includes eight
killed in action, four dead of wound·,
four of disease, seven of accident,
three from other causes, four wound*
o<\ severely and thirty-four wounded
λ\ oodbridge Tonnahlp Health Notice,
All persons are notified to drain all
pools of stagnant or waste water b··
fore May Ιό, 1918. or proceedings to
abate any nuisance caused thereby
will be taken under the Health Cod··
IF every church thruout the
land were closed tomorrow
the news would transcend in
importance that from the war
are a.
But. what are you doing, by
your presence and your money,
to keep them open!
You Are Invited
to the
Y. M. C. A.
10:30 A. M. & 7:30 IP. M.
by the
First Baptist Church

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