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night Showers Sun day. Perth amboy Evening news. VOL. XXXVIII. No. 262. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1917. TEN PAGES—TWO CENTS EDITION WORKERS ENTi RED CROSS DRi FOR PARADE à Governor Edge Will Review Procession and Address Huge Meet ing at High School—Madame Turczynowicz Has Telling Message to Deliver—-Confident of Great Success. The formation of the parade fol- 1 lows: Parade forniiiiff on IligH street In front of City Ilall. Platoon of police'. Color Guard. South Amboy Militia Band. Officers in cliarge of the lle«l Cross drive. First Aid Squad carrying Red Crass flag. Kenice Flag Division. Mothers, wives, daughters and sis ters of men in the United States scrv- 1 Ice arc herefcy invited to march in 1 this division. Executive Committee Perth Am boy Chapter Red Cross. 1 Future Red Cross workers (chil dren ). Red, white and blue veil section. Rod Cross workers from valions chapters in the community. Saturday snippers carrying Red Cross flag. City automobile and ambulance corps. St. Peter's Fife & Drum Corps. Bctacliment United States Coast Guards. Italian societies. Goodwill" Fife & Drum Corps. Company F. State Militia. Slovak societies. Perth Amlmy Fire Department. Rami for Polish societies. Polish societies. Red Cross float, children. St. Mary's Fife & Drum Corpe. Knights of Coltimbus. Hand for Hungarian societies. Hungarian societies. Woodmen of the World. Westminster Fife & Drum Corps. » Perth Amboy Home Defense League, Military Company. IIifrh School Cadet Corps. Sponsors for the Cadet Corps. Union Hand. Float—Tent and Red Cross nurses. Pcrtli Amboy Spécial Police. Junior Order American Mechanics. Tonight Perth Amboy will open Its second Red Cross war fund drive with a large parade and mass meeting, final preparations for the drive having been made at a largely attended meeting held In City Hall last night. Governor Walter E. Edge will bo tho guest of the local Red Cross execu tive committee at the meeting tonight and will review the parade from the high school lawn. Madam De Turczy nowicz, author of the widely read book "When the Prussians Cam© to Poland" will also be present at the meeting and will tell something of her experiences with the Huns. Red Cross headquarters In the Boyn ton Building, 101 Smith street, was the scene of great activity this morn ing, many of the captains calling for their envelopes containing all of tho paraphernalia necessary for their teams in the drive. Although "the drive will be gotten under way at the meet ing tonight, many of the teams have already started out and the prospects of a successful campaign are bright. The meeting held last night in City I Hall was so largely attende^ that many < of the workers had to come asvfiy with out hearing the speakers or receiving the instructions which were given out by general chairman Albert Leon. The council chamber was the scene of tho meeting and when 8 o'clock, the time for the meeting came, the room was filled to capacity. The women who are active Red Cross workers appeared in their Red Cross costumes and made a wonder- ι fui showing. When Chairman Leon opened the meeting there was not an ι available seat in the council chamber, women wer»^sittlng on the window : sills and the hall outside tho council ι chamber was filled. An overflow crowd 1 remained outside. t Two inspiring addresses were given during the night, one by Wlllard I. Hamilton and the other by Starr J. Murphy. Mr. Hamilton, secretary of . the Prudential Insurance Company, who has spoken in thin city before, told of the need of additional funds In ιΦΦΦΦΦΦΦΦΦΦΦ·ΦΦΦΦΦΦ| ' RKQVEST TO MERCHANTS * Tlie chairmen of the different * divisions of tlici Hod Cross urg- * ently request the merchants who * have members of the Red Cross * in their employ to excuse surll · employes from work long enough · to participate in the parade-to- · night. By so doing tlicy will * confer a great favor 011 the lied · Ooes. · irder to continue the work which is iow being: done for the soldiers by the Fled Cross and appealed earnestly to :hoso present to spread broadcast the iccounts of what the Red Cross is do ng. · » Mr. Murphy of the Rockefeller Insti tute In charge of the Red Cross work η France, gave a vivid account of the vork of mercy being done by the Red ^ross In France. He told of some of the atrocities committed by the Ger mans and spoke feelingly of the rav iged Belgian nation. His remarks wrought forth round after round of ipplause. He declared he knew those Congregated Ln the hall did not have x> bo told these Incidents In connec ion with the war but he asked that they use some of this data given by tilm in their house-to-house campaign In order to acquaint many residents 1ère of just what the Red Cross is do ing. Following the enthusiastic reception >f the addresses of the first two speak :rs, Mr. Lyon took the floor and ex plained in detail the workings of this campaign. He informed the workers that each captain's envelope with the necessary material for the campaign (vas in readiness at Red Cross head juarters and urged that the captains Set them as soon as possible. These envelopes contain buttons, workers' oadges, pledge cards, receipts, litera ture and calendars. Donations of any xmount will be received and a receipt nust be made for each, together with ι duplicate. A pledge card must be llled oat for every donation whether :ash Is paid or the donor wishes to >ay on the Instalment plan. This card s the record which is kept by the local committee. The original receipt Is ïiven to the doner and the carbon :opy turned into headquarters, this be ng In turn sent into national liend luartere. i "IIM For those who wish to pay on the nstalment plan of one quarter of their pledge every month for the next four months, calendars have been supplied. A.s the time for payment o£ an instal ment arrivée the donor tears off the stub on tha bottom of the calendar ind sends It to headquarters with his jr her donation. A button Is given to every man, Toman or child who makes a dona tion. If a person makes a pledge but Joe9 not give any cash no receipt is made out by the solicitor. The en velopes are fast disappearing from ieadquarters and it Is the desire of the sxecutive committee to have the ma terials ln the hands of all captains, who in turn should distribute it ln irder that all of the workers may start out Monday morning—today, If pos Jible. Tonight's parade will start at 7 >'clock from City Hall park and will >roceed north on High street to 'mith street. The procession will hen continue out Smith street to iaple street, to New Brunswick avc me, to East avenue, to Washington treet, to State street, to Market treet to the City Hall park where it Till counter march to the high school or the big meeting. It is estimated that several thou and will participate in the parade, ill of the organizations, societies and odges ln the city having been invited ο parade in addition to military com (Contlnued on page 2.) Nash Six, 11,395 delivered, at the 'erth Amboy Garage. 19080-5-16-31· Don't forget the Rea Cross drive. 18993-5-13-6t* H US ίA STIC FOR IVΕ; ALL READY \ND MEETING The American Red Cross is appealing to the men and women of America for one hundred million dollars ($100,000, 000.00). The appeal for this fund is being made at a time when our hospitals abroad are being filled with American wounded, our hospital ships and hospital trains freighted with human misery. The Red Cross is asking for this amount confident that the people will respond generously. It is the burden of all of us to support the Red Cross for it is a direct aid to win the war. Perth Amboy is asked to give forty thousand dollars. This community has never failed to do its duty. It will not cease activities until its full quota is subscribed. Every man, woman and child will be called upon to do their share. The organized teams of men and women who are giving up their time and labor in this great cause, will call on you in your homes or in your place of business. For the sake of every thing you hold dear, the glory of our flag and the support of our boys at the front, we ask you to contribute freely and generously. Remember, in giving to the Red Cross, you will be repaid a thousandfold in the knoivledge of having aided some moth er's son. You have helped to staunch the life blood of an American. Your dollar has probably saved one of your own flesh and blood and has been a means of restoring him to health and strength. GIVE AND GIVE FREELY—YOU CANNOT HELP A NOBLER AND GREATER CAUSE A T.BERT LEON, Chairman, Second War Fund Drive. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE : Mayor John F. Ten Broeek Mr. I. T. Madsen Rev. "William P. Cantwell Mr. \V. P. Runyon / Red Cross Appeal TO THE PEOPLE OF PERTH AMBOY lion. Adrian Lvon Mr. A. C. Clark Mr. C. C. Baldwin Mr. R. I. Vail Mr. A. Greenbaum Mr. II. Seidler Mr. J. Μ. Ο'Toole Mr. Jean DuBois Mr. F. J. Cos Mr. D. P. Olmstead 227 MEN LEAVE HERE 01 MAY 20 Nine O'clock is Hour for De parture of Largest Con tingent—Instructions. By Bprr'nî Corespondent. TRENTON, May 18:—Tie dates of departure fcr the 7,667 men whom New Jersey will send to Camp Dix during the five-day period, beginning May 25, have just been announced. Hudson county men will go as fol lows: Hoboken, West Hoboken, Jersey City men and draftees from County Boards No. 1, 2 and 8 leave Exchange Place, Jersey City, at 8:30 in the morning and pick up the men from Hudson County Boards Nos. 4 and 5 at Fourth street, Harrison, at S:45. All arrive at Camp Dix at 11:30 in the morning. These men will entrain on Wednesday, May 29. On the same day the Bayonne quota will leave East Twenty-second street, that city, at 9:58 in the morning, arriving at camp at 12:35. Atlantic City's men will leave Ten nessee avenue, that city, at 12:45 In the afternoon, picking up the county quota at Mays Landing at 1:14 an J they will arrive at Dix at 3:40 in the afternoon. On tills same train will be the Camden city and county draftees. They will board at Camden at 2:40. The Atlantic and Camden contingents will leavo on Monday, May 27. This date also will witness the de parture of certain men from Board No 1 of Union county and from three Elizabeth city boards. They will en train at that city at 11:03 and reach camp at 1 o'clock. On Wednesday, Board No. 2, Union county, Vvill en train fifty-eight men at Tlainfield who are scheduled to reach their destination at 12:35 in the afternoon. They will start at 9:38 in the morn ing. At 9:06 a. m. on the same day Board No. 3, of Union, will entrain its quota at Summit. (Continued on pace 4) P. A. Hardware for Service. 1S992-5-13-6t· Nash Six, $1.395 delivered, at the rerth A m boy Garage. 190S0-5-l«-3t* P. A. Hardware for Comfy Kits. 18992-5-13-6t· ENGINEER DIES AT THE THROTILI Fireman on S. I. fl. T. R. F Acts and Stops Train Before Accident. ^ By Special Corresponâent. TOTTENVTLLE, May 18:—Joh] E. LaForge, an engineer on the Tot tenville division of the Staten Islam Rapid Transit, dropped dead in th cab of hig locomotive with his han< on the throttle yesterday afternooi just after the train had left the Don pan Hills station. Fred Haug\ th fireman, of 97 Fourth place, Nev Dorp Manor, seeing LaForge fall (r r ward, jumped up in the cab an< brought the train to a stop. Before leaving St. George at 2:2' o'clock on the trip to Tottenville, La Forge told Hang that he was no feeling well. Haug kept watch oi LaForge from the time the train, tha consisted of three cars filled witl passengers, left the terminal. Jus about the time that the train wa getting under way from the Dongai Hills station I^aForge was seen t lean forward. Haug knew there wa something wrong and he climbe< from the tender to the cab. H< sounded the whistle and brought th train to a stop at the fair ground platform. Conductor Harry William* of Arthur Kill road, with Firemai Haug and Patrolman Cotter, of th. Sixtieth precinct station. Tottenville who was on the train, got LaForge out of the cab to the station plat form. Dr. Gilmore, of the Staten Islam Hospital, who came with the ambu (Continued on page i) NOTICE. All our relatives and friends are In· vited to attend the unveiling of monu ment in memory of Nathan Gluck to b« held at Breth Abraham Cemetery oi Sunday afternoon, May 19, at 2 o'clock Mrs. S. Gluck and Family. For Sale Cheap—2 Oakland demon strators, practically new: 1 1918 Ford delivery, new. 1 1917 Ford delivery Central Garage, 225 New Brunswick Ave. 19138-5-18-lt' Nash Six, $1.395 delivered, at th< Perth Amboy Garage. 19080-5-16-31' P. A. Hardware for Onion SetF, 15c qt l8992-5-13-6t· CLASHES IN AIR MARK FIGHTING IW FLANDERS SUBSCRIPTION COMMITTEE .SEEKS MONEY FOR HOUSING Great strides have been made in the ; housing: proposition in this city since I the meeting held Thursday night in city hall, when $1 40,400 was subscrib j ed. More subscriptions have been re I ceived making the amount raised at ; the present time $142,000. A subscrlp , tion committee has been organized I consisting of seventeen members who i will take charge of this part of the 1 work. A meeting of this committee was held at noone today at the East Jersey Club at which time detailed plans for carrying on the work of the î Perth Araboy Housing Corporation I were made. The members of the com ' mittee represent all classes of business 1 and are as follows D. J. Kaufman, I. ] T. Madsen, Isaac Alpern. W. B. Pratt, , Harry Conard, Theodore Degenring. O. W. Ramsay. J-ohn Pfeiffer, C. C. Bald win, D. P. Olmstead. John W. Kelly, George W. Sharp, I. R. Crouse. Philip Borak, Albert Leon, J. T. Simmen and J. H. Foster. All subscriptions taken are with the understanding that the houses will be built in Perth Amboy proper, not Se waren, Woodbridge or Fords, and alec that whatever depreciation may take place after the houses are built will be taken off the $800,000 subscribed by the government and charged to war waste. As soon as the $200,000 has beer eubscribed the organization meeting of the Perth Amboy Housing Corpora tion will take place at which time a committee will be api>ointed to tak< the matter before the Eidletz Commit tee at Washington and officers elected After the houses are erected a fan rental will be charged whereby th« money put out will prove a fair In vestment. Persons If they eo destr< may purchase the houses, in fact from the present outlook, they will be urged to do so. It Is generally conceded that the government will pay a fair Inter est on the investment and the fact that at this time it Is planned to pay the usual dividends to the stock holders of the railroads which have been taken under government control is pointed to as upholding this feeling. (Continuée ο* page 4.) 'STEED PLEADS ; Claims He Was Not Drunk but Admits Using Abusive Language to Superior. The trial of Patrolman Hugh Steei charged with being drunk and usin ι abusive language to a superior office: took place last night before the polic committee of the Board of Alderme in Chief Burke's office at the polic station. After reading the charge made against him, Alderman Reid: , chairman of the police committei asked Steed what his answer was t , the charges. The patrolman pleade not guilty to the charge of bein m drunk, but admitted using the lai euage charged against him. Patrolman Steed showed two do< . tor's certificates, one irom Dr. Marti S. Meinzer and the other from D John V. Smith, stating that he wa not drunk on the day the charge were made against him. Alderma ■\Yilliam S. Wilson, another of the pc lice committee, stated that he ha l talked with Steed on the day he wa ■ charged by Seregant John Morris wit I being drunk and that he had not nc ! ticed the smell of liquor on Steed' 1 breath, nor did he notice any unus ι ual actions of Steed's part. Alderman F. William Hilker, th s other member of the police commis r tee,, declared it was a difficult matts . to determine when a man was drun 1 many different definitions havin been given for such a case. He d« clared that the committee shoul proceed with the other charges, how ever. The other members of the coir mittee agreed and the witnesses i the matter were heard. Patrolma George Kozusko, Sergeant Clarkso Dnham and Sergeant William McDei mott were called upon to tell all the I knew in the case after Sergeant Mot ris had stated his case against Steet Steed admitted using abusive lar guage to Sergeant Morris and claim ed that Sergeant Morris had bee waiting for a chance to "get him" fc the past six years. After hearing th witnesses the matter was referred τ the committee of the whole. Th verdict in the case will be mad known on Monday night at the régula meeting of the aldermen. Last nig): was the second time Steed had av peared before the board to answer t a charge of being drunk while ο duty, he having been found nc guilty on the former occasion. Stee was suspended from the force on on Other occasion, but his case was nc acted on by the board. It is deeme likely that he will be fined for hi action on this last instance. nr.n men take notice: The Chiefs and Members are request ed to meet at tl.e wigwam on Saturda: evening. May 38th. at 6:30 p. m. to at tend the Red Cross Parade. Pull re galia will be i;sed, by order of th Sachem. THOMAS Ll'CAS, C. of R. JAMES A. ANDERSON. Sachem. 191l5-ô-17-2t· Γ A Hardware for "61" Varnish. l8982-5-13-6t· Nash and Marmon Cars at the Pert: Amboy Garage. 19079-5-16-3L ■ ■■■■■■ yiiuiaiiu HT LIMES Went to Sleep on Deck ol Barge and Fell Overboard During the Night. The body of Mathew Burns, fifty years of ago, of 809 Greenwood ave nue, Brooklyn, -«-as found early this morning lying in shallow water at the "stakes,' a portion of the Lehigh Val ley railroad's terminal. Coroner James J. Flynn was called, and from his Investigation deduced that Burns had gone to sleep on the deck of hit barge, the H. S. Haywood, and had rolled overboard and been drowned, during the night. Burns was captain of the barge and apparently had gone on deck lasi night to sleep, as blankets wer< found on the bow, near the edge. Tha· he had rolled off was evident, also owing to the fact that the blanket waι very close to the edge of the boat, and a portion hung over the side di rectly below which the bod}· was found. i The section known as the stake.» has s been the scene of many fatalities ι since the company started there with - drownings from boats moored there, s ' as well as from persons bathing there - (during the summer. When the tide receded this mora e ■ me the body of the captain was Been - i half submerged, between the Hay. r jwood and an adjoining barge. The < I authorities of the dock were notified E and they In turn called the coroner. - I The body was removed to Flynn & i I Peterson's morgue, where It is being - held pending receipt of word from -1 relatives or friends of the man, or ι j from the company, which owns the ι j barge C Woodburn of Xo. 1 Broad - s j way, New York. Nash and Marmon Cars at the Perth Amboy Garage. 19079-5-16-3t· Big Guns Thunder Lazily as Al : lied Armies Await New Drive ot Germany. THE AMERICÂTCOMMUNIQUE j Pershing Reports Casual Fight 1 ing With Increased Aerial Activity—Haig Reports Artillery Fighting—3 Americans Killed. By WILLIAM PHILIP CTMM3 Press Staff Correspondent) I WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES IN FRANCE, May 17-—Summer weather shimmers across the battlefield, while guns thunder lazily as If about to doze off completely. Now and then they awake with a sudden jump and ! blaze furiously for a few moments, , then nod again. The sky has turned from a deep blue to a sizzling grey, making the grey-bellied airplanes well nigh in« ; visible. But their everlasting dron· floats to earth while on occasions a terrific battle in the air with ma chine guns proves the sky riders are jon the job, though practically out ot 1 Eight. Air fighting has been very heavy during the past three days, the infan try doing little outside of routine warfare. There is an occasional raid. or a clash with patrols which get through, breaking the otherwise com plete immobility. American Official liulle-tta È-J United Pre»». WITH THE AMERICAN" ARMT Di FRANCE, May 17. (Nlght>.—The American official communique issued at 9 o'clock tonight says: I "Fighting today was limited to ι reconnaissances and intermittently ao« tive artillery fire. There was increased ' aerial activity north of Toul in Lor« ralne. British Report Artillery Fire By United Pre»». LONDON. May 18.—-There wm considerable mutual artillery fightinf between Gjjvenchy and Robecq last night," Field Marshal Haig reported today. Pn-shtng's Casualty List Bu United Pre»» i "WASHINGTON, May 1S —Thirty. I nine casualties were reporti/ by Gen· I eral Pershing in the list made publie j here today. It includes three killed la action; three dead of wounds: iour of I disease; five wounded severely: nine wounded slightly; one, the »evp.ritae-nt whose wounds is unknown; twelr# missing in action and two |ΐι ΙιιιιΚ not previously reported missing'. PRESIDENT TO OPEN DRIVE NEW YORK, May 18—President Wilson today completed his informal draft of the speech he will deliver to· night, officially opening America's sec· ond Red Cross drive for $100,000,000. This done Dr. Grayson the President'· private physician, insisted that he put in a morning of leisure, preparatory to the reviewing of the Red Cross pa· rade this afternoon and delivery ot his address tonight. The President had brought alone his golf cfubs hoping for a round of or two this morning, but Graysos frowned on this part of the program, Nash and M arm on Cars at the Perth Araboy Gar?ge. 19078-8-16-3t· Give and Give and Give again to the Red Cross Ig99i-6-13-tt« Church of the Assumption cf the St. Demetrlue Holy Virgin. Greek Catholic Churcft. 188 Easton St. Perth Amboy, N. J. Carteret, r . May 17, 1918. MESSRS. BURKE & BOLGER, No. 368 State Street, Perth Amboy, N. J. Gentlemen: - Tour draft for Five Thousand Four Hundred l^*0. to Thirty cents J5,46; 30> received covering: loss fc> fl.e °f ™" thanks to my church property at Carteret. I wish to extend my sincere your office for the prompt settlement made. When placing my business, or advising mv people, I will ec mend your office. Respectfully. REV. JOSEPH CZAPLINSKI, Pastor. NOTICE 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 1 5, 1918. Ε. B. Walker, Collector of Revenue FOR SALE Established Meat and Grocery Market completely equipped. Brand new fixture*. Will be sold at a sacri fice as owner is drafted. Cash or easy terms. Call 1899 for appointment. A. SACARNY I 426 Amboy Ave. Perth Amboy , —■—— Thor Lodge No. 46 D. B. S. Celebrate 27th Anniversary . ,n X Washington Hall Saturday, May 18th AT θ O'CLOCK Committee 1918 MAXWELL FOR SALE SEXTON'S GARAGE IS Smith Street Phone 1SX ELKS Perth Amboy Lodge Xo. 7S4 is going to take part in the patriotic demonstration in con nection with the Red Cross Drive, Saturday evening. All member are requested to meet at the Elk's Home at 6 :30 P. M. on that dav. W. GUY WEAVER, Exalted Ruler. NOTICE! All members of Perth Amboy Aerie Xo. 1586, Fraternal Or der Eagles, will meet at Eagles' Hall tonight at 6:30 for pur pose of taking part in the Red Cross Parade. Come out and meet Hon. Rro. Walter E. Edge, of Xo. Gi, At lantic City Aerie. DAVID L. HULL, W. P. L. BURT MOORE, W. S. STEAM VULCANIZING LET GEORGE DO IT Phone 1473 Bmtth and Hi*h St·. EXIDE STORAGE BATTERY SERVICE STATION 113 New Brun*. Ave. Telephone 48. notice Residents of Woodbridge Township Week of May 20th to 25th, has been fixed as clean-up week by the Town ship Committee of Woodbridge Town ship. Garbage of all kinds, includ ing ashes will be removed free of charge provided same is placed at curb on or before May 23. (Signed) A. KETES, Township Clerk. VAN SYCKLE Limousine Touring Care and Taxlc. Day or Ntarbt. THE RED CROSS CALLS TO ATTEND THE GREAT PATRIOTIC MASS MEETING TO BE HELD TONIGHT AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM AT EIGHT O'CLOCK SPEAKERS His Excellency "Walter E. Edge, Governor of the State of New Jersey. THE COUNTESS De TURCZYNOWICZ Hear her intensely dramatic story of the invasion by the Germans in Poland. HON. ADRIAN LYON WILL PRESIDE Choir Of 40 Trained Voices Everybody Welcome. Be Sure To Come. PARADE AT 7 O'CLOCK Notice To Traveling Public The Highway between Jackson Street, South River and Miller's Corner, Sayreville is closed to all traffic for the next 30 days owing to construction work. Any persons using this road do so at their own risk. SIGNED Thos. 3· Riddle, Contractor. « j J'