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bly thunder showers. Tuesday fair. Perth amboy Evening news. VOL. XXXVIII. No. 257. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., MONDAY, MAY 13,3918. EIGHT PAGES—TWO ( EXTS r-m EDITION TERRIFIC SHELLING Gf GERMAN LINES BY AMERICANS TWENTY-TWO MEN FOUND IN UN YESTERDAY; OWNER ARRESTED AND HELD IN RAIL David Wohlgemuth Latest to Fall Into Clutches of Police in Raid. TONNESEN JÂÂKES ARREST Admits Being Guilty and is Held for Grand Jury Action. David Wohlgemuth, a saloonkeeper, of 216 New Brunswick avenue, was ar-. rested at 7:40 o'clock last night by Roundsman Niels Tonnesen charged with violating the excise law In selling Intoxicating liquor on Sunday. Whep arraigned before Recorder H. E. PlckersglU this morning Wohlgemuth Was released on $500 bond to await the actloD of the grand Jury. Roundsman Tonneeen stated In court this morning that when he en tered Wohlgemuth's saloon he found twenty-two men, some negroes and some white, drinking In a back room connected with the saloon. The offi cer brought a bottle of beer with him to police headquarter* as evidence In the case. When asked what he had to say to the charges Wohlgemuth pleaded guilty, admitting that all the officer had said was true. Wohlgemthu Is the fifth faloon Heeper to be arrested In this city I during the past month charged with violating the exolee law In doing bus iness on Sunday. Λ1 of the cases have been disposed of in the same manner by Recorder Pickersglll who not Q 11 ηιίΓΛ/ί ennV) ·«-·* " |500 ball to answer to the grand jury th© charges made against him. The first arrest for violation of the excise ordinances was that of Joseph Seemann of 400 Smith street, on April 7. Owing to the fact that Seemann had two charges preferred against him ho was ordered to furnish $1,000 bond for the grand Jury. On April 28 three more arrests took place, two being the result of raids conducted by Chief of Police Patrick J. Burke single handed and^he other by Patrolman Michael Musk"a. Michael Kardos of 2A Smith street and Jacob JJerkowKz, of 2 Smith street, were the Saloonkeepers arrested by Chief Burke, Martin Szalay, of 431 High Street, being taken Into custody by Patrolman Muska. These three men were allowed to go free cn $600 bond to await the action of the grand Jury. The police has another case, It be ing that of David Wolfson, of Pros pect and Fayette streets, but the star witness after making a statement In court that he had been drinking In "ÇVolfson's on à Sunday, denied he made such an assertion when brought before Recorder Plckersglll to prefer charges against Wolfson. Zager, Found In Secret Lab oratory, and an Alien, Kills Himself. SOUTH AMBOY, May 13—In the secret laboratory maintained in South Amboy by Horbert Cranlch, a sol dier attached to the du Pont plant at Parlin, where on April 27, ho w»s found in α raid conducted by secret service men, Thomas Zager, sixty three years of age, an alien enemy, was i'ound yesterday afternoon dead, a suicide by gas. Zager, wlio Ls an alien enemy and was found not to have been registered when the laboratory was raided, was discovered yesterday when the door of the laobratory was found locked. The odor of gas was emlnating therefrom and Oliver Welrt, scenting trouble smashed It in. In the small room, where August Qeant formerly con ducted a tailoring shop, Zager was found seated and half fallen from his chair, with a gas jet going full force. Zager, who was well known and respected throughout this city, was known as an honest, hardworking man. It ls believed that his connec tion with the recent raids on the ef fected laboratory maintained by Cra nlsh, who ls likewise an alien, has preyed on his mind and he has been morose and silent. That his suicide was caused by this feeling Is believed to havo been the case. At the time of the raid In April, Zager was held for having failed to register as an alien. His good repute stood in hig favor, however, and he was allowed to register and go free. Kills Wife, Malms Girl With Gun at County Seat Bp Special Correspondent. NEW BRUNSWICK. May 13:— Michael Oolaauiel, who shot and kill ed his wife and blew off one of the hands of his three-year-old daughter at the) same time, la being held by the local police to answer to a charge of murder preferred by tlio state. The shooting took place hero Saturday night, Colasulel claiming that It was an accident, the result of Ills efforts to break a shotgun over his knee. According to the story secured by the police Colasulel's eon, about si*- | teen years old, bought a shotgun which he brought home with him. , The father did not approve of It and t In a moment of wrath clutched It from the eon and endeavored to break it by hitting It ôn his knee. He was not aware that it was loaded. When he struck his leg with the gun the trigger was pulled and the »)iot struck his wife and three-year old child. Both were removed to St. Peter's hospital where the mother , died. The child le still In the hospital with one hand gone. Olve and Give and Qlve again to the Red Cro··. llt!S-E-13-«t· ; ( ■ fWVWW^^^^VWWW^W /WVVAAW>r· GET $840 HERE, il. URGES Wants City to Do Full Share for Jersey Boys at Camp McClellan. It's going to cost Perth Amboy'» patriotic citizens a matter of $540 this week to show the Jersey khaki clad lade In Dixie—at Annlston—that kolks bock home have not rogotten that a matter of a few hundred miles can be bridged in a convincing, ap preciative way. When Perth Amboy goes down Into Its pocket for the stip ulated sum It Is going to answer a state wide proclamation issued by Governor Edge. The state Executive wants $26,000 and he wants It this week. That Is the time stipulated for the campaign. There will be no outward evidences of a vigorous campaign to raise this city's allotment. It is felt that the money will be forthcoming volun tarily. In brief the Governor's proclama tion calls attention to the fact that boys down south are unite of the first army formed In the early days of the war, The $26,000 will represent a post fund for foreign service, and will be In the ume secure custodv as regular company funds, to be apportioned among the units of the division, ac cording to the number of Jersey boys connected therewith. Jersey's appreciation of the state's response ιο me colors nas caused an almost continuous series of celebra tions and the boye of Dir. of Merrltt, of Vail and the sailor lads from sta tions in this vicinity have been re membered. Newark went wild re cently when 8,000 of her eons march ed down Broad street. They came from Dix by special train, paid for by the citizens. They were feted and pampered. They went back to Dix with the thoughts of home fires, and appreciative folks back home, more than ever determined to protect them. But it is different with the boy» In the southland. Distance does not per mit of appreciation In such concrete form. Furloughs permitting trips back home are rare. Appreciation must take a different form. This, the Governor proposes to do. When the money Is collected the governor proposes together with the mayors of his committee to take the fund personally to camp, and there present It. To make the event doubly Impressive the committee will bring alongr colors to represent the various unite. Anxious to have Perth Amboy again demonstrate her unity with the boys training for battle, Alayor Ten Broeck has given hie unrestricted approval to the governor's plan and wants the citizens to "come across" for the boys to the extent of 1540, named as the quota for the Pacemaking City. There will be no campaign, as the mayor believes that the city will do Its full share through subscriptions and he has arranged to receive all contributions to the fund at his offlce at City Hall. There are many Perth Amboy men at the Alabama Cantonment, men who volunteered with the National Guard units, before they left for tho far south as well as α lot of fellows who were transferred there from Camp Dix af ter they had been selected and sent with draft contingents from here. Now, It's up to us; the governor wante it, the mayor wants it, and every loyal citizen wants It; wants to seo this city top the alloted quota once more and despite the numerous demands made on purses, show that they can pinch and sacrifice as well as the boys who are ready and willing for the world war and the sacrifices they w ill be called upon to make. LENINE ABOUTIT END DE HIS ROPE Sent Out Call for Help De-1 daring Counter Revolution is Starting in Russia. iy United Pre». MOSCOW, May 18—Nikolai T.enlne, Bolshevik premier, hae sent the fol lowing: telegram broadcost regarding Petrograd's "catastrophic position" md demanding help: "A counter revolution Is raising its head, turning the discontent of the starving masses against the soviets." American Ambassador Francis has returned to Vologda. Four Moscow newspapers have been suspended be cause they published reports of a 3erman ultimatum. One was fined ' 50,000 rubles. Eleven others are be ing prosecuted. Lettish troops raided the headquarters of revolutionary ho lies making somo arrests. socialistsTngalicia DEMAND GRAIN SUPPLY j By United Preis. 1 ■ZURICH, Switzerland, May 18:— Socialist deputies from Gallcla wired i^on Seydler, the Austrian premier, lemandlng Immediate supplies of train, according to Information re vived hero today. Tho deputies said he food supply In Gallcla was lnsufll lent to support tho population and hat they would decline to accept the esponsibillty for any development. ι Don't forget the Red Cross drive 18993-5-18-et· EXIDE STORAGE BATTERY ' SERVICE STATION (3 New Brum. Are. TaUpbon* il I HOU» BODY ! WILL BE FORMED Members of Trade Board Will Form $200,000 Corpora tion as Starter. GOVT. TO ~GÏVE $800,000 Report of Investigators Shows Need of Assistance in Car ing for War Workers. That Perth Amboy will be recom menced to Otto Eeldietz, director of housing, to be give nflnanclal assist ance in the housing project was the Information Imparted to I. B, Lin coln, secretary of the Board of Trade, following the conference with C. S. Taylor, of the Housing Branch, In dustrial Service Section, Ordnance department at his office in the Grand Central Building Saturday morning. At the conference Mr. Lincoln de livered to them the survey the Board of Trade has made of the employes in this section, working on government orders. The survey showed that since 1915 there has been an increase of Over 20,000 workmen in those plants which are working exclusively or al most exclusively on government or ders. Many of these plants are pro posing great Increases over the num ber they employ at present. This fact means that something must bo done to provide houses for the men. Representatives of the housing branch visited this city last Wednesday and were shown the ex act conditions In housing here and decided to recommend Perth Amboy as neodlng assistance In her housing problem. It was reccommend at the confer enee that the Board of Trade organize tentatively, a Perth Araboy Housing Company, capitalized at $200,000 and secure the subscriptions for this amout with the provision that the govern ment will furnish $800,000 to go with it. Accordingly the Board of Trade Is calling a general meeting of all of its members and any others Interested in this million dollar project. In the council chambers in City Hall on Thursday night, May 16, at 8 o'clock at which time the corporation will be organized. Adopt Housing Rill. By United I'reit. WASHINGTON, May 13—The sen ate today adopted an amendment to the 160,000,000 housing bill. It now goes to the president for his signa ture. Fifty million dollars Is to be spent for housing in munition centers and the other ten million dollars In the District of Columbia. Property of Charles Harmsen and Mrs. Weiss, in Hall Ave. Destroyed. Fire of unknown origin did about |2,000 damage at 4:45 o'clock this morning when several sheds In Hall avenue and Catherine street wejf al most totally consumed. For a whilo the flames threatened to ignite some dwellings, but quick work by the fire men presented any such outcome. A large Darn in the rear of the building of Charles Harmsen at 231 Hall avenue, a shed In the rear of 61S Cortlandt street and another frame building In the rear of a Catherine Street house, were consumed by the flames, a touring car being totally destroyed in the flames. Another au tomobile which was kept in one of the sheds was safely removed before the flames reached it. The alarm of Are was turned In from box 66, Hall avenue and Charles street, by Matthew Egan, of 212 Hall avenue, who discovered the flames. The fire quickly gained ïleadway, the shed In which It originated soon being à roaring furnace with the large shed alongside of it starting to burn. The flames rose high Into the sky, making a reflection tfhlch was no ticeable on Staten Island. It was tho thought of many who saw tho reflec tion that the New Jersey Terra C'otta Works was on fire. Believing this to be the case many people hurriedly aressea ana weiu xo me scene or tne blaze. Although the Are had a considera ble start when the firemen arrived the first stream to be played on the blaze resulted In checking: the flames considerably. Playing the streams at the base of the burning buildings the firemen soon had the fire In a po sition where it could do no damage to any other buildings. Following closo on the big Are at the New Jersey Roofing Company's plant on Friday afternoon residents In tho neighborhood of the fire this morning feared for a time that the blaze would get beyond the control of (he fire fighters. The section In which the barns were located is thickly pop ulated and many frame buildings stand within a few feet from the barns. The shed In Cortlandt street as well is the ruined automobile were owned >y a Mrs. Weiss who carried lnsur mce. The barn of Harmsen was also tartly Insured. Jail for Wife Beater Andrew Miller, forty-five years old, >f 678 I.ee avenue, was sentenced to linety days tills morning by Recorder 'ickersgill, charged with wifebeating >y hie wife. Miller was arrested at 8 ('clock last night by Detectives Ilart nann and Gutowski. Hurt at Morgan William Cook, of Red Bank, Is con ined to the city hospital with a bad 'racture of the left arm. The accident 1 )ccurred when Cook's arm became 1 ;aught in the sawmill at the T. A. J Gillespie Loading: Company's plant it Morgan Saturday. P. A. Hardware for "61" Varnish. 1 8992-5-13-6t* STEAM VfJtCANIZINO LET GEORGE DO IT >hon· 1471 Smith and Bleb 8 ta ' r HOW'S THAT WAR GARDEN PROGRESSING? NOTED AUTHOR TO SPEAK HERE Madame Laura De Turczy nowicz to Tell Experiences at Red Cross Meeting. Madam Laura De Turczynowicz, Marquise de Gozdawa. author of the thrilling narrative "When the Prus sians Came to Poland," has been se cured by Adrian Lyon, chairman of the speakers and meetings committee in the second Red Cross war fund drive, to speak at the huge mass meeting to be held In the high school auditorium here on Saturday night. With two such personages as Madam De Turczynowicz and Governor Wal ter E. Edge present the meeting promises to be one of the moat inter esting ever held in tills city. Madam De Turczynowicz le by birth an American, having been Miss Laura Blackwell before her marriage. Her husband, a distinguished agricultural scientist and member of tjie Polish nobility, is now Inspector General of Sanitary Service in one of the P.us sian armies. Madame Turczynowicz has gener ously promised to devote her energies to the utmost to the Red Cross during the second war fund drive as a speak er for the Atlantic division. She hue just completed another book entitled "Eight Years in Poland," which Is now being published. Madame Turc zynowicz has already made one or two addresses for the benefit of the Red Cross to appreciative audiences. Madame Turczynowicz was in the thick of the expediences she described when she wrote "When the Prussians Came to Poland," which Is the story of an American woman, the wife of a polish noble, caught In her home by the flood-tide of the German Invasion of the ancient kingdom of Poland. In that story she tells In a straight-for ward narrative, terribly real, of her experiences In the heart of the easrtern war zone, of her struggle with the ex treme conditions, of her Red Cross work, of her fight for the lives of her children and herself against the dread typhus and at last of her release and journey through Germany and Holland to this country. Field Marshal Von Hindenberg for some days had hl9 headquarters under her roof, making it possible for her to gain considerable knowledge of the high commander's ways and manners. By virtue of her former citizenship, Madame Turczynowicz was able to j escape to America with her children. After a stormy trip across Germany with her three children, she arrived safely in America. Since her return she has been prominent in Polish ro lief and other war work. She has raised Immense sums and has deliver ed her powerful and heart stirring addresses all over the country. She | iias greatly helped In raising a strong ! Polish army which Is now being I shipped to Franca for the western Tront. The parade committee 19 furthering ts plans for the parade 8aturdav light which will precede the meeting. An Important meeting of the execu Ive committee and the chairmen of he sub-committees will be held at 3cd Cross headquarters at 5 o'clock his afternoon. The Three Minute Women are com nencing today to speak on the Red ■"ross drive In the theatres of the city rhe Four Minute Men will continue heir nightly talks in addition to the vomen's addresses. The first of the noon-day meetings ο be conducted at the factories of the Ity In connection with he Red Cross Irlve took place today, the Maurer îrlck Company and the C. Pardee (Continued on page 5.) P. A. Hardware for Service. 18992-5-13-et* 1918 Used Maxwell For Sale SEXTON'S GARAGE ι\ΆΙ\ SELECTIVES LEAVE TOD A Y FOR SLOCUM Nineteen Men, Under Capt. Mulligan, Entrain This Morning for Harbor Fort to Join National Army—Draft Board is Preparing to Send Big Co ntingent Away. Nineteen more men left Perth Amboy this morning to join the National Army, leaving at 10:20 o'clock from the Central railroad under the leader- , ship of Captain James Mulligan, Jr. William J. Murtagh accompanied the men, assisting Captain Mulligan in seeing that they get safely to Fort Slocum. Although the contingent was one of the smallest which has ever left thi3 city there was a large number of per- I sons at the depot to see them off and wish them good-bye. When the train pulled In from South Amboy there were between 300 and 400 persons grouped about the local men. The: tralnt which was behind time, did not stop more than two minutes, soon be ing under way again with its embryo soldiers aboard. All of the nineteen men notified to appear in this contingent reported at City Hall at 10 o'clock this morn- ! Ing. marching to the station under the leadership of Captain .Mulligan. They were all presented with their badges from the city which they proudly I wore. Ali were completely outfitted j with knitted sets by the Red Cross ] and they were a cheerful contingent, j The men were scheduled to arrive at Fort Slocum at 1:30 o'clock. The contingent from the Sayreville dis trict was on board the train when it arrived in this city, the drafted men from that district welcoming the Am boy fellows with cheers and waving j of caps. Included in the nineteen were the four who volunteered to go to Fort j Slocum. they being Einer Nelson, Alex ' Szabo. Carl Taylor and William Ko- j clenski. The latest call to reach this city came on Saturday when it was made | known that 227 men must leave Perth Amboy during the five days com mencing May 26. If this number go in one contingent it will be the largest which has left here since the draft was put into effect. Last September 209 men left, the largest number ' since then being 177, the latter con- t tir.gent having left in February. Employe of Shell Plant Went Swimming—Body Found This Morning. The first fatality from swimming in nearby cities this year occurred at Morgan on Saturday night, when Angelo Sentine. t\venty-one years old. of 6 23 East Fifteenth street, New York, an employe of the Gillesnie Loading Company, was drowned while swimming in Cheesequake creek The body of the man was recovered this morning at 5 o'clock by Fort Post, a gifard employed at the plant, about forty feet from thep lace where his discarded clothing had been found on Saturday night. Sentine. who lived in the barracks 1 at the plant, apparently had gone to the creek for a swim. On the shore between the government dock and the Cheesequake Hotel, hi? clothing , was discovered at about 9 o'clock on j Saturday night. Instantly a search was institurd, many men from the plant joining the ι parties that watched alongshore and : dragged the bed of the creek, where the tide runs particularly strong. All night the search continued and all day yesterday as well. Still there j was no sign of the body. But this morning, when the tide in ι the creek was quite low, the body ! was spied by Tost, who was patroling ι his beat, and he gave the alarm. It 1 was but forty feet from the spot 1 where the clothing was discovered, ι Coroner Mason, who was called from j South Amboy, took the body to his morgue at that place, where it is be ing held to await word from relatives or friends from New York. Secretary MoArtoo 111. By Spécial Correspondent. WASHINGTON. May 18—Secre tary McAdoo's illness today caused postponement of the organization of the board of directors of the newly created War Finance Corporation un til Wednesday. The oath of office will be administered on that day. CQt VAN SYCKLE tlall Llmoualne Tourtn* Car· U VI and Tulc, Day or Night. Lord Reading Says He Believes Prime Minister Had No Knowledge of Statement. By United Press. WASHINGTON, May 13—Doubt a? j to the accuracy of the statement at- j tributed to the British Avar cabinet tha American troops are to be held buck until their force reaches pow erful strength was expressed here to- j day by Lord Heading. British ambae- ; j?ador. An official statement by the ambassador declaring his belief that j no such announcement had been ; made with the knowledge of the prime minister or the war cabinet j followed expressions of greatest sur prise among army men here today as | to the reported new change in the ι military policy of the allies. Lord Heading's statement follows: | "The statement attributed to the ; British war cabinet to the effect that ' the Allies are fully confident that hav - ing been given tiie choice of a small immediate American army for defense or λ\ :\it until they are reinforced by a j complete, powerful, self-supporting ! army they have chosen the latter, is diametrically opposed to all informa- ! tion received by me from the British | war cabinet and to all the reports which 1 have been asked by them to j make to the I'nited States administra- j tion 1 am quite in the dark as to the ; origin of this statement. At present all 1 can say is that I am convinced that the document has not been issued with the knowledge of the prime min ister or the British war cabinet." p. a Hardware for Onion Sets, 15c Qt. lS992-5-13-et· Young Man Wanted To Learn Banking Chance for Rapid Advancement. Reply By Mail to Perth Amboy Τ rust Co. Firing of Heavy Guns Shakes the Earth and Does Great Damage to Enemy. MANY RAIDS-ARE REPULSED Great Bombardment Like Hell Let Loose as Shells Go Screaming Across Sky —Glare of Cannon Fire —Hun Reply Feeble. By FRED S. FERGUSON (United Press Staff Correspondent.) WITH AMERICAN ARMY IN PICARDY May 12 Tonight inPicardy the doors of hell seemed literally opened. Screeching demons of death filled the air. Pounding guns Jarred the earth as If all the evil forces below were en deavoring to break through the flare of the guns, and the flash and roar of bursting shells appeared like great fire sweeping the rolling fields. Amid gigantic explosions houses rocked as though shaken by a great hand; doors flew open, windows rat tled violently; furniture quivered. An the American heavies fired, th· departing shells could be heard on their way to the German lines. Each 6hell sounded like an express train leaving the railway station. Such death dealing trains halt at German stailons only. Two additional buildings were de molished by American fire at Can tigny last night. American batteries kept the enemy under heavy bom bardment. Buch artillery activity as this starts every night at dusk and continues un til after midnight. Then there is a respite until 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning, when the cannonade is re eumed and lasts until dawn. German shells arch through the air with swish and a whine, but the American flre is far heavier The Americans are con tinuing to repulse attempted German raids. HaJg Reporte Artillery Active Β ν l nirrd Prena. LONDON, May 13:—"Hostile artil ery was active last night in the Somme valley, Albert sector, and be ween Locon and the Neippe Forest,** Field Marshhal Haig reported today. French Report Artillery Fighting By United Press. PARIS, May 13:—Artillery fighting Dn both sides of the Avre was report ed by the French war office today. French troops penetrated the Ger man lines north of Nomeny (be tween the American sectors of Toul and Luneville) and brought back prisoners. A German surprise attack in tho region of St. Vie, south of the Luneville sector, failed. Champ Clark Fired Opening Gun in Speech; Republic ans Have Taken It Up. By United Press. WASHINGTON. May 13.—The polit ical lid has been ripped off congress. With one-third of the eenate and th· entire House up for reelection this fall all members are preparing: their trench works for the hottest war time :ongressional election In the country's history. Champ Clark In his speech Saturday night at Fort Wayne. Indi ana. announced the Democratic issue. "We will fight on our record," he said. "During our tenure of office we have passed more constructive legis lation than the Republicans did la two decades." Today The Republican leaders came r>ack at Clark w ith what they say will be their campaign issue "Failure of the Democratic party to efficiently «rage the Avar." The first issue of the National Re publican to be published in Washing ton, has appeared with heavy head lines linking the Democratic party with the growth of the socialist move ment. In a frank statement of the political situation regarding congres sional elections a leading republican in the senate said today: "Members seeking re-election must wish they could make their record in Congress their issue. But despite the excellent record of Congress in supporting the administration through speedy pas sage of war legislation the country will not be satisfied to elect on this basis." "Disclosures of the almost total fail re of the aircraft program; the preat delay in getting the shipping program under way; the poor situa tion w th regard to ordnance and other mistakes and delays have stirred the whole country. "Congress will be elected this fall on their pledges to do all they can to obtain a vastly more effective conduct of the war They will be expected to be more independent and careful in Republicans are already claiming: control of the next House. With re gard to the Senate they claim ability to reduce the present Democratic ma jority— seven—to three or four. If this i«- accomplished the senate will be 'fifty fifty' on many questions, as certain insurgent Democrats ^an be counted on to vote with the Repub licans at least five times out of ten." "Democratic orators are to urge hat the country wait until the war is ver to judge the Democratic party 3n its conduct of the war." GERMANY ABOUT TO LAUNCH BIG SUBMARINE CRUISERS By United Press. TARIS. May 13 —"I know the :nemy is about to launch a series of Tew submarine cruisers of great size, but we are ready and will not sleep over the fine results already obtain ed," declared Georges Leyfuee, French Minister of Marine, in an In terview published here today. John Mezei. John Mezei. three years old, eon of VIr. and Mrs. Stephen Mezei, of 76J Portland street, died yesterday. Fun* îral services at 2 o'clock this after noon from the Church of Dur Ladf >f Hungary. Interment in the Hun garian cemetery. P. A. Hardware for Comfy Kit·.