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WEATHER — Partly 1 ^'TtfTOlllHllllllwi»i^ cloudy tonight an<l .______——^______m—— Saturday. Warmer ~" '_ Saturday. VOL. XXXVIII. No. 267. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1918. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES—TWO CENTS E D | | | Ij AMERICAN AIR SQUADRON AIDS IN DEFENSE OF PARIS OVER $30,000 STREAMS INTO RED CROSS COFFERS COPPERWORKS GIVES $5, OIO Expect to Reach at Least $50, 000 in Drive—Theatres Give Proceeds Today. ROOSEVELf NOT IN YET Many Factories Still to Report on Collections from the Employes. The donations lor the second Red Cross war fund received in this city since Saturday night now amount to $30,865.12, with many of the reports Incomplete. In spite of the fact that there is practically no doubt but that Perth Amboy will secuhe its quota of $40,000 every worker is continuing to secure every donation possible and the canvassers are still scouring the city. No report has been heard from Roosevelt as yet. The amount raised in that place will go toward Perth Amboy's total. This afternoon every theatre in the city is holding its matinee perform ance for the benefit of the Red Cross. Every cent which is taken in will be turned over to the war fund and the total here is expected to bo boosted considerably as the result Miss Hedvlg Eskesen, in charge of the work in the theatres has placed one of her commit tee in every theatre to represent the Red Cross. A corporate subscription of $5,000 from the Raritan Copper Works re vived today tended to assist materi ^•ally in increasing Perth Amboy's to tal. This is as large as any subscrip tion made in this campaign and will go a great ways towards enthusing others to give. A donation of $500 was received this morning from the Public Service, this being Perth Am boy's share of the $15,000 gift to the i Red Cross made by the Public Ser-1 vice Corporation in New Jersey. The employes of many of the big factories here have not been heard from as yet, although it is known that! their donations will amount to several; thousand dollars. This campaign will i not close until Monday and it is the common belief here that Perth Am-| boy will raise the $40,000 without the aid of Roosevelt, which is expected to secure $10,000, making a total of $50,000, which General Chairman Al-j bert Leon can report for this city.: An intensive campaign is being con ducted in Roosevelt under the direc tion of Chairman Leon with factory end mass meetings and house to house canvassing. Up to date the business men's com mittee, of which John K. Sheehy is the chairman, has turned in $1,642. The business men o£ the city have not all been covered as yet and Mr.; Sheehy started out early this morn ing to visit those who have not as yet | been approached. Miss L. Ricci and i Her helpers who "hold the fort" at It«th and Smith streets have taken Jj* *6:14.95 since the campaign began. Crafflc Officer John Murray has turn-| ed tn a total of $170.59, the result of j his work at Smith and State streets I during the drive, $69 of which he se-1 Cured yesterday. Besides assisting j the women who are stationed on the | five corners, Murray is selling Red i Crosses to all automobiles that pass without "showing their colors" and he is now selling the "kaiser's goats." T'le employes of the water depart ment have'contributed $24, the Porto Rican Tobacco factory $350; the La dles' Auxiliary of the Caledonian Club, $23.15; the Ladies' Auxiliary of Tomple Beth Mordecai, $25; the Perth Araboy Woman's Club, $25; the Building Trades Council, $10; doctors, $80; Henry Maurer & Son, $100; Perth Amboy Beef Company, $10; Perth Amboy Foundry & Ma chine Company, $50; Raritan Mer cantile Company, $100; Patrick White & Sons, $100; dentists, $100; the ( young women working in the thea-' ires under the leadership of Miss Eskesen have secured $424 thus far in the campaign and will continue. through to the end. Following are the complete reports as made by the captains of the men's teams to date In the campaign: Team1 No. 1, D. P. Olmstead, $148.25; Team No. 3, T. D. Waring, $304.50; Team! No. 4, T. S. Brown, $65.60; Team No. ' 5, George Shurts, $75.50; Team No. : 6, John Peterson, $19.50; Team No. 7,' Albert Waters, $708.05; Team No. 8,1 Herbert Philipp. $1,119.34; Team No. 9, Clarence W'right, $91.75; Team No. I 10, David Wohlgemuth, $145.25; Team No. 15, John W. Kelly, $145.23; Team No. 22, John Pfeiffer, $125; Team No. 30, X. Weisel, $93.40; Teams Nos. 35 and 3 6, David C. Preacher, $202; Team No. 37, B. M. Gannon, $119; Team No. 88, Julius Klein, $59.50; Team No. 41, W. J. Willsey, $69; Tram No. 44, John Hanson, $57; Teams No. 45 and 46, William Taylor, $39; Team No. 27, Earl Lake, $23.25. The reports of the women's team; follows: Team No. 1, Mrs. M. E. fijtew art, $107.50; Team No. 2, Mrs. Albert1 Leon, $207.65; Team No. 3, Mrs. John) Hanson, Jr., $344.67; Team No. 4,! Mrs. J. P. Westergaard, $144.48; Team! No. 5, Mrs. Max Wurtzel, $42.76; Team i No. 6, Mrs. C. M. Armstrong, $110.93; Team No. 7, Martha Greenbaum,' $206.85; Team No. 8, Mrs. Clapsadell.! $196.61; Team No. 9, Mrs. B. Gould, | ♦S7.17; Team No. 10, Mrs. P. J. 1 >urke, $169.58; Team No. 13, Mrs. Walters, $113.15; Team No. 12, Mrs. 1 F. J. Burns, $87.37; Team No. 15, Mrs. C. I. Silk, $41.45; Team No. 16, Mrs. 1 Bradford, $280.35; Team No. 17, Mrs. ' Louisa Hulla. $187.64; Teams Nos. 18 j (Continued on page 5.) Hear the latest coon songs. I 19258-5-24-lt* ' EAST FRONT RE-OPENED Austria Establishes Rattle Line Again Near Ukraine. By United Press. WASHINGTON, May 24—Austria has re-established her eastern war front. Messages to this effect sent by wireless from Vienna to Berlin have been intercepted at Paris. Diplomatic officials here are at a loss to know whether the Ukraine crisis caused the re-establishment of the battle lines or whether Austria took this action in order to prevent transportation of her troops to the western front. MINK WIS I BOY IN p. HERE Mayor, City Clerk and Super visor of Boys' Republic Hope to Reform Him. There arrived In this city this morn ing the mayor and cit# clerk of the Boys Brotherhood Republic of Chi cago, who aro making a search through the Eastern states for the worst boy in the country, a 100 per cent, "bad egg." They have toured for a considerable time now and end their search next week, when they will be in New York and Brooklyn. Their search here will include a visit to New Brunswick this afternoon where they wifl endeavor to interview Judge Peter P. Daly and search the records of the juvenile court there, for the purpose of finding out who Is the worst boy from this city, and if he fills the conditions demanded for a boy to qualify as 100 per cent, bad he i will be taken by the committee to the | republic at Chicago, where he will fori six months, be the guest of the repub lic, in an effort to substantiate the i theory held by the leading lights of the republic that they can reform and make over any bad boy in that time. Mayor Joseph Willens, City Clerk Manford Haskell and Jack Bobbins, the supervisor and a one time resident of this city compose the party. They have already visited Pittsburgh, Phila delphia, Wilmington and many other cities in their search. In the former they found the nearest approach to their genuine, all around bad boy, in the person of a sixteen-year-old laa, whom residents there claim qualifies as the original prodigy of Mr. Peck himself. But according to the stand ards of the republic he is only eighty one per cent bad. If they cannot find one whose qualifications rate higher they will take that Ta-d. • WTiile here the trio la stopping at the New Packer House, and tomorrow night will attend a memorial service at the Boy's Club in New Tork, going from there to Brooklyn and thence will return to the republic in Chicago. These are the qualifications given by the society for the worst boy in America: "He must be under sixteen years old and he must be a violator of the laws of his state, village or city. He must be incorrigible and must be known to associate with thieves, vic ious or immoral persons; or who is growing up in idleness and crime; or who knowingly visits a house of ill* repute; or who patronizes saloons or places where intoxicating liquors are sold; or who knowingly patronizes or frequents any policy shop or any place where gaming devices are being operated. "He must be a boy who often patronizes poolrooms or bucket shops. He must be a boy who is known to wander about the streets at night without being on any lawful business or occupation, or who habitually wanders about railroad yards or tracks. He must have a record of lumping on moving trains or enter ing cars or engines without lawful xuthority. He must be a habitual user of vile, obscene, vulgar, profane or indecent language. He must be guilty of immoral conduct in public places or schoolhouses. He must be a. habitual truant if a school boy. He must have a record of running away from home. He must be a boy who lias been in a reform school on pro- i bation or paroled. He must be a i leader of a gang of bad boys. He must smoke cigarettes or chew tobac co. He must have had the experi ;nce of being drunk. "He must have a record of being irrested no less than five times for j criminal offences. He must be a boy who has been given up by the juve nile probation officers as a hopeless I :ase." 1 Prince of Wales on Italian Front to Celebrate Day By United Preaa. ROME, ITALY, May 24.—The Prince of Wales arrived from the Ital an front today to participate In the jatriotlc celebration of Italy's entrance ;nto the war. He was given a magni- , Icent welcome by thousands of school :hildren who cheered and waved flags. , BOMB AUSTRIAN BASE Sritish Squadron Sot Fire to Piers ! and Barracks. 3y United Preaa. ' ROME, May 24—A British air 1 iquadron successfully bombed the ; Austrian submarine and seaplane base ' it Cattaro yesterdaj-, setting Are to the >icrs and barracks, it was officially tnnounced today. 1918 USED MAXWELL BARGAIN SEXTON'S GARAGE < Easy To Call Perth Amboy 1 22 Every housewife will admit that our milk stands the summer heat the best. Why? Because it's Pasteurized in Perth Amboy's only plant, re frigerated in the only milk cold storage and the early morning delivery is direct from the refrigerating plant to you insures milk at the proper temperature. Perth Amboy Milk Co. Stores, 195 New Brunswick Ave. 70 Smith St. SUE COUNTY FOR DETECTIVE HIRE Agencies Demand $1,359 for Strike Breakers at the Carteret Trouble. By Special Correspjvieti!. NEW BRUNSWICK, May 24—The Middlesex County Board of Freehold ers and Attorney J. W. Westcott are the defendents In an action started against them by Dembe & Dembe, of Jersey City, representing Bergoff Brothers and the Waddell Detective Agency. The action has come out of the action taken by Attorney West cott in instructing the hiring of men for the strike at Carteret, which was in progress from April to June, 1916, and the plintiffs ask $1,869.45 with accrued interest. The complainant's claim thev were engaged by Attorney Westcott to supply men for the strike and were not paid. The county solic itor was instructed to reply to the r itice. Superintendent Hitchcock, of the Jersey Central Traction Company, was present at yesterday's meeting of the board In regard to the action taken by Director Dey in having crushed stone dumped between the tracks at Bordentown avenue, South Amboy. Director Dey reported that the condition of the road at Borden town avenue was so bad that he was forced to take some action and had the stones dumped there to the thick ness of about four or five Inches. In replying to Mr. Hitchccok's remark questioning the legal riglit of auch action Mr. Dey replied that if some one did not do something to the road it would never be repaired and be in a condition similar to the Morgan road. The overloading of trolley cars from Morgan across the county bridge was brought up for discussion, Mr. Hitchcock declaring that condi tions could not be remedied at this time as the company has not got the necessary money and labor is scarce. The traction company also report i ~ v,. -a *1.- - location of their tracks at Dead Man's curve near South Amboy. A communication from the Public Service Railway Corporation stated that Supervisor "White went over the roads in Middlesex county with County Engineer Fox on May 11 and that the company will immediately commenco to' fix the road between Fords and Main street, Metuchen and Borden town avenue, and Pino .str«et, South Amboy. Tbe contract for the paving of Plain field avenue, at South Plainfleld, was awarded to the Weldon Contracting Company for the sum of $80,935.60, subject to the approval of the State Highway Commission. The checks of the unsuccessful bidder* were ordered returned. County Architect Boylan was pres ent at the meeting ready to call for estimates on the building of a county tuberculosis hospital. Mr. Boylan made a proposition whereby the county should pay him (6,000 on account and appoint him supervisor of the building. This did not meet with the approval of the Board, but a9 Mr. Boylan has been hired by the old board to draw the plans and specifications for the hospital and because ho had fulfilled his part of the contract, it was decided that he should be paid for his services. A resolution authorizing the paying of $6,000 to Mr. Boylan was passed. Liddle & Pfeiffer reported that the St. George road in Woodbridge would be ready for use on Mav 28. The state highway engineer notified that board that on account of the scarcity of fuel oil the board should order as little as possible during the dura tion of the war. The Jersey Central Realty Com pany asked to have Contractor Abra ham Jelin pay $<50 for sand and gravel which he used in building the Morgan road. County Engineer Fox reported that the State Highway Commission had appropriated $400,000 and asked Mid dlesex county for information as to Just what amount it would need for new roads that the freeholders were contemplating building. It was de cided to make application to the com mission for $180,000 for the Parlin road. Miss Edith Valkert was ap pointed as ssistant to the clerk of the county board of assessors at a sal iry of $12.50 per week. ■ • a i i_i n ■ ngdiu AiiauK oacKers of the Loyalty League At a meeting of Hungarians held ast night in Massopust's Hall in up Der State street, resolutions were jassed supporting Rev. Francis iross, rector of the Church of Our >ady of Hungary, and were signed >y over 4 00 Hungarians, most of I vhom are said to bo connected with >r members of Father Gross's church. The resolutions, in addition to their svident purpose of backing: up Father Sross in the controversy In which he vas recently engaged, took the op >ortunity to shower more unkind re narks on the American-Hungarian royalty League, the men who back he league here, and the EVENING JEM'S, which recently published father Gross's views on the league | ,nd the Red Cross. BLOWTO I. W. W. Ion "Work or Fight" Hits Such Organ tea (ions ijj United Frrss. WASHINGTON, May 24:—The full orce of Provost Marshal General ; 'rowder's draft order of "work or | ght" will be used against the I. W. V. and kindred organizations, offl ials of the draft declared today. The power conferred on local oards under the regulations will deal knockout to the activity of the I. IT. W.. officials believe. It will be practically impossible un er the new regulations for a repeti on of the situation in many parts f the country last year when liar psting was delayed because thou mds of I. W. W. refused to work. "Somewhere the Boys are Fighting ir You." Hear that souk put over. 19268-5-24-lt* |Q| VAN SYCKLEl Limousine Touring Cars and Ttxlc Day or Nlgbt BRITISH FRONJ ACTIVE Hostile Artillery Fires On Lens Dis trict. By United Pret*. LONDON, May 24:—Bombardment of various British sectors and contin ued raiding operations were reported by Field Marshal Hal® today. "Hostile artillery was active last night west of Lens and in the neigh borhood of Festubert," the statement said. "The Nieppe Forest sector was bombarded by gas shelLs." REGISTER MEN Change Takes Work Out of Hands of Local Election Boards on iune 5. By Special Correspondent. TRENTON, May 24—One hundred out of one hundred and five local draft boards throughout the state have no tified the adjutant general's depart ment here that they will contribute their services free on June 5 for the registration of youths who have be come twenty-one years old since the same date of last year. The draft di vision of the department has announc ed that It will expect all boards In the state to give their services with out compensation, and that the other five, therefore, must automatically come into the class of the 100 who have patriotically made their offer of free services. Regulations have Just been an nounced by the provost marshal gen eral's department at Washington, and the N' *v Jersev draft authorities ace now distributing them for use on June 5. They show that all male per sons residing in the United States, who have since June 5, 1917, the date of the last military registration, at tained the age of twenty-one years, must register. The only exceptions to this rule are persons in the military or naval service of the United States now. Persons not subject to registra tion because of affiliation with the service now are subject immediately upon leaving the military or naval service before June 6. An alien who entered the United States for the first time after the date for the first regis tration Is not subject to enrollment unless he declares his intention to be come a citizen of the United States. A change has been made in the plans for the registering of the new draftees In that while local election boards did the work last year this time It will be carried out on June 5 by the draft boards in each district of the state. Registrants must go to the office of the local boards and there be enrolled for service. By tomorrow the regulations pro vide that every local board in this state must report to the adjutant gen eral by wire as to Its readiness for the military enrollment. The hours for registration on June 5 will he from 7 o'clock In the morning until 9 o'clock at night, and the same pro cedure will be followed this year as last. Following the registratlcfc? on June 5, at a later date the draft bowls will mail to each newly enrolled man a questionnaire to be filled out, as all previously registered men have done since last November. Sinn Feiners to Turn Down Leaders, if Guilty U l United Prest. DUBLIN, May 24—The great mass of Irish citizens will indignantly re pudiate the radical leaders of Sinn Feinism the instant the government proves its charges against them. This is the definite impression obtained from conversations with factional leaders and men in the streets. All Ireland has steadied. The clear think ers are bvginnig to realize that America will not sympathize with Ire land if she condones German plot ting. I.evel headed Sinn Feiners are in cluded in the foregoing. But the most radical of the Sinn Feiners are more bitter than ever. With the slogan, "Anything to injure England," they refuse to consider the evidence, claim ing it is all "a frame up." The Telegraph capably enunciates the Nationalists policy. "The government must prove a plot or apologize," the Telegraph said. "No middle course can be tolerated. The Nationalists are particularly re sentful of the suggestion that Ireland sympathize with German tyranny and objected to being covered with the slime of pro-Germanism. They be- j lieva in the great principles for which : America has taken up the sword and believe the plot story is merely a de vice to defame the country and in jure the Nationalists cause. The I government's attitude confirms this belief." The slightest move to enforce con scription will drive the Nationalists and Sinn Feiners into each others arms for resistance. It will find bit terness everywhere. Pickpocket Sentenced to from Two to Seven Years NEW BRUNSWICK, May 24:— Morris Moskowitz, a pickpocket of New York, was sentenced to serve from two to seven years in the state prison by Judge Daly in the county court this morning. In passing sen tence the Judge stated that Mosko witz's record was against him and as tho jury had quickly found him guilty, no doubt as to his guilt re mained. The judge took into consid- | [■ration his nine months of good be- | havlor since he has been out of j prison. Edward Dost, colored, twenty-eight | .'ears old, was sentenced to the state >rison for the term of from one to :even vears. Dost stole a roll of loth in Perth Amboy In April 11. F A. Hardware for Ccnkey's Chick rood. 19188-5-21-5t-* WHY not ride In a REOl'LAR car at a LOWER rate? 'hone 1840 Phone 1840' Burns Bros. Auto Service. FORMER LOCAL ALIEN IN INTERNMENT CAMP Among the car load of enemy aliens sent yesterday from the Penn sylvania station in New York for in ternment at Fort Oglethorpe Georgia, was one Kmil Wacker, formerly of this city, Wacker, who is a German, while living here got into more or less trouble, which finally resulted in his arrest for stealing a lot of block tin from tin works here. When taken ho was still under the care of Proba tion Officer Charles MacWilliam. According to Probation Officer Mac William, Wacker left this city some] time ago and went to Elizabeth, j where he changed his name and en-' deavored to impersonate a citizen of j another nation, in order that he would | j not be taken for a German. Through | some way Wacker came under the eye I of the federal authorities, who in I making a search of his room discov I ered much German jjropaganda, pic tures of the Kaiser and ether evi dence that he was an active enemy alien. Wacker, it is understood, has been in the hands.of the authorities for the past month, being arrested and held in New York city. When he left Perth ; Amboy he left a wife and three chil dren. Although he is understood to have registered in the recent alien registration, he failed to obtain a per mit when he left this city for Eliza beth. Wacker is thirty-five or forty years old. The men sent to the government camp for internment yesterday had a whole passenger coach to themselves, except for the deputy marshals, but as other aliens picked up about the country which are waiting for the train at different points are placed aboard the crowd will consist of a large and mixed company of aliens. In looking for spy suspects, Uncle Sam plays no favorites and in the company now on their -way south are included representatives from all social levels, such as Bankers, German gentlemen of leisure, waiters and laborers. Men were taken aboard the train at Tren ton, Philadelphia, Wilminton, Balti more, Lynchburg and other cities along the route. Arnold those taken aboard at Tren ton were: Eugene Schwerdt, a Wall street banker and wool broker, who tried to corner the American wooi market; Dr. Joseph Stulz of Po-ugh keepsie, who married the daughter of James W. Hinklet, wealthy Demo cratic leader, and William Lewis Dun bar, formerly ensign tn the American navy, who was dropped from the ser vice. The aliens shipped south also in cluded Hans Donecker, a waiter at the Hotel Plaza, New York, -who attempted to pin an iron crags oo an Irish girl. WITNESS FAVORS CITY OWNERSHIP. Peter Witt, at P. S. Hearing, Tells of Cleveland's Municipal Lines. NEWARK, Mav 24—The striking difference between municipal owner ship and private ownership of a trans portation system was illustraed yester day by Peter Witt of Cleveland, testi fying before the State Board of Pub lic Utility Commissioners in the trol ley fare controversy. Mark Wolff, expert accountant had not finished his story of the stock and bond watering: operations of the Public Service Railway Company and allied corporations, when Mr. Witt was called to the stand. Mr. Wolff completed his testimony later in the day, after being subjected to cross examination by Thomas N. McCar ter. Mr. Witt submitted figures based on a salary of forty-five cents an hour to the workers, showing the cost of operation per car mile, the interest and dividends per car mile and the revenue to meet all expenses at a fare of four cents or seven tickets for twenty-five cents the single fare cov ering from five to nine miles. The men employed on the municipal trolley line are now receiving thirty five cents per hour, but the additional ten cents will be granted and it is upon that addition Mr. Witt based his figures. Mr. Witt showed Cleveland spent three cents per car mile for maintenance and depreciation, while Public Service spends only two cents, and Cleveland pays five cents per car mitr> for dividends and interest, while Public Service pays only eleven cents The Cleveland trolley system is recognized as one of the best main tained in the United States. It Is operated under what is known as the service-at-cost plan, and it has never been a burden on the city, while pro viding satisfactory service at the low est rate in this country. When Mr. Wolff resumed the wit ness stand he submitted a large amount of data prepared from figures obtainable from the Public Service Corporation and comparisons of the values of securities under which the old companies were consolidated or leased. Lloyd George, in Edinburg Speech. Says They Cannot Force War's Conclusion. By United Press. EDINBURGH, May 24:—"The sub marine Is still a menace but is no longer a peril. It is still formidable for inflicting injuries but it cannot cause the winning or losing of the war." Premier Llovd-George thus summed up the submarine situation today in a speech at the City Hall, accepting the freedom of the city. The premier declared that the Allies are building ships faster than the submarines can sink them and at the same time the Allied navies are sink ing submarines faster than Germany can build them. He said that admir alty reports showed that during April a record in the destruction of sub marines was established, while in the same month the output of shipping exceeded losses for the first time since unrestricted submarine warfare began. Uoyd-Georgo said that America's entrance into the war has not yet equalized Russia's collapse. Ameri ca's entrance, he said, has given the Allies only about a fifth of the num ber of men that Germany was able to ' add to her army through withdraw als from the eastern front. "But on the eve of the great Ger man attack those best acquainted , with the prospects are the. most con fident of the results," he declared, j "General Foch is one of the most j orilliant strategists of the age. He is i man of dynamic energy and pro 'ound knowledge and experience, commanding the respect, admiration, confidence and affection of all Allied ;oldiera." r A. Hardware for Onion Sets. 15c qt. 19183-6-21-5L® NOTICE. Relatives and friends are invited to ittend the unveiling of the monument >f Samuel Weinberger on Sunday. May !6th at 2 p. m. at Beth Mordeca! Cemetery. i9241-6-23-2t» Y.M. & Y.W.H A. Minstrel Show. l»25*-6-24-lt* NIDEE FIND ISTOREDWHISKEY ! Fords Saloonkeeper Held for Federal Grand Jury by U. S- Authorities. Revenue Officers James Curran, L. C. Dalton and Edward Rattigan yes terday afternoon made a raid at Car I teret which resulted in twenty-on» | barrels of whiskey being found which ! the owner had failed to report. The owner of the whiskey, Charles Kish, who has a place of busines in Fords, was arrested and taken before a United States commissioner for a hearing. Kish was ordered held In default of $1,000 bond to await the action of the federal grand jury. The revenue officers learned that Kish had purchased some whiskey last October and never repented it. A search of Kish's place in Fords did not result in and unreported whiskey being discovered, but a trip was made to Carteret where Kbh's mother lives Hidden In her home at 92 Rahway avenue was found twelve barrels of whiskey. Continuing their search to the barn nine more barrels were dis covered. which Kish had not account ed for to the revenue officers. Klsh was immediately taken to Newark by the inspectors and given a hearing before United States Commis sioner Mathews. Comissioner Math ews held him in 11,000 bond to await the action of the government author | ities in the case. Thirteen Men Enlist in Tank Corps; Meeting Tuesday Throe men enlisted in the U. S. Tank j Corps through the local recruiting: Istation at 130 Smith street yesterday and ten men were sent to the Tank j Corps headquarters at New York for enlistment as the result of the re cruiting- campaign in town yesterday for the tank corps by Lieutenant George W. Sutton. Jr., of the tank corps, National Army. The three men are Thomas Peter son. who will leave for Pennsylvania on May 31; Robert Nagle, of 111 Jef ferson street, who leaves today for Reading. Pa., and E. Schulz, of 111 Jefferson street, who also leaves for j Reading today. The names of the len men sent to the New York office were not kept by the local recruiting offi cers. Lieutenant Sutton will return to this city next Tuesday night and will hold a meeting for the men desiring infor mation concerning the tank corps, at the high school gymnasium. Lieut Sutton will give full explanation about the latest branch of the army. Men enrolling in the tank corps will be sent to Fort Slocum and from there to a tank camp in Pennsylvania, where they will be trained. Those en listing in this branch will see service in France soon. Enlistments recorded at Newark yesterday included two Perth Amboy men. There have been a num- : her of local boys joining various branches of the service recently, sev eral getting in the Naval Reserve force, where places as second class seaman are all that are open at pres ent. Runyon Giles of State street and Jahonnes Koyen of Madison avenue, are both enlisted in that service and are awaiting their call. Christopher Ole Knudsen. of 314 Market street, has joined the regular navy at the Newark recruiting station, while Thomas J- Pyejkowski, of 330 Hall avenue, has enlisted in the regu lar army. French Repulse Attacks ty Unitrd Press. PARIS, May 24:—Repulse of Ger man surprise attacks, successful trench raids and intermittent artil lery fighting was reported by the French war office todiy. "Enemy sur prise attacks failed under our fire southeast of Mesnil St. Gorges and west of Xoyon." the statement said. "We penetrated enemy lines south east of Coucy. in the Champagne and in the Vospes. taking fifteen prison ers. At some points in the front there was intermittent cannonading." P. A Hardware for Onion Sets, 15c qt. 191S3-5-21-51* Minstrel Decoration Night at Ma jestic. 19258-5-241t* STEAM UlCAJilHXO LET GEORGE DO IT Phon« 1473 Smith and High St>. EXIDE STORAGE BATTERY SERVICE STATION 1(3 New Brum. Are. Talephon* 41 HELPTOREPULSE ; ceimbs But One of Thirty-five Hun Pianes Reached City, Through Defense. QUIET ON THE U. S- FRONT Pershing's Brief Report Tells of Little Activity on All Sections. By United Press. PARIS, May 24.—An American air squadron is co-operating in the defense of Paris, it was officially announced today. Of the thirty German airplanes which par#cipated in the second raid on Paris Wednesday night, only one reached the city dropped several bomb» defense by the fifty-four airpanes op posing them. The one plane that reached the city droped several bombs killing one person and injuring twelve. Other bombs were dropped In the sub urbs, where there were a few victims. The Echo de Paris warns Germany that the British are beginning to carry out a carefully conceived air offensive and that "France's turn will come soon." Every day delayed in resumption of the German offensive heightens the confidence in France especially tut certainty in the Allies air supremacy of which there are new proofs every day. "While official reports show that Allied arimen are destroying an aver age of forty to fifty enemy machines daily conclusively proving their super ior offensive qualities, the recent air raids on Paris also establish increas ing efficiency of the French air defense method. Several writers believe, how ever. some of the recent raids were not aimed at Paris, but were intended to destroy communication lines. The revenue officers are now turning? their attention toward clubs and so cieties who hold dances and fail to turn In the necessary war tax to the government. The inspectors have in vestigated and found that on several occasions clubs have failed to make the necessary payments after having conducted a dance. *»• Stillness Suspicions. ft By FRED R FERGUSON (Un.ted Press Staff Correspondent) WITH THE AMERICANS IN PI CARDY, May 23 (Night).—It is the Boche's move, but he aparentlv is gathering his wind after ths severe artillery pounding he receive™ i There is no more indications when tti# offensive will lygin than heretofore. This was the tfJrd day of suspicious stillness on this front. German work ing parties could easily be seen by American observers today, and raising dust clouds told of movement In the enemy's rear areas, but the guns on both sides were silent. The stillness is in marked contrast to the previous constant cannonading. The Boche is so zealots in guarding against raids at night that he gives the impression of being unusually ner vous. The curving salients around Mountdidier and Cantigny after sun set is marked by the constant flare of German rockets and "flaming onions," which light up No M jut's Land. The later consist of a string of four balls, which float slowly to earth, blazlnff brightly. Quiet on I. 5. Front By United T-rtst WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE. May 23 (Night)—The official communique issued at Amer ican headquarters tonight said "To day was quiet on all fronts occupied by Americans." Forty-four Casualties By United Presa. WASHINGTON, May 24:—Forty. four casualties listed by the War De partment today were divided as fol- • lows: Four killed in action, ten dead of disease, nine of wounds; four of accident, sixteen wounded severely and one wounded slightly. Governor Stops at Washington to See Baker About Donges Bp Special Correspondent. TRENTON. May 24—Governor Edge did not -cturn to the state cap ital today with the rest of the party from Anniston, where he visited the N"ew Jersey troops, but stopped off at Washington to interview Secretary of War Baker with reference to the case of Public Vtility Commissioner Pon tes. Baker has not as yet replied lo the executive's letter asking for a lea' e for Ponges from army work una lil the trolley fare case is decided. Daly Raps Police By Vnited Press. NEW BRUNSWICK. May 24—The :ity authorities of Perth Amboy were severely censured by Judge Peter F. Daly in rising sentence on Iat Ma jeskie, charged with the crime of fornication on Annie Bankuw. 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