Newspaper Page Text
Ρ* Perth amboy Evening news. I® WEATHEH — Cloudy « ^"*ΙΙιι8ΜιΜΜι!μ1μ and continued unset- - ■ - - — ■ —!T" tje^tonighi and sat- VOL. XXXVIII. No. 284. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., SATURDAY, JUNE 15,1918. TEN PAGES—TWO GENTS EDITION BATTLE WITH SUBMARINES DFF VIRGINIA CAPES John Leon Gardner Killed in Air Raid in France, Family Is Informed. WAS OVERSEAS ONE YEAR Matawan Lieut, and County Seat Sergeant Reported as Severely Injured. Private jonn .Leon uaraner, 01 Company G, 26th Infantry, Is the first Perth Amboy soldier killed In action In France. According to α report received from the war department, Gardner was killed on June 7 during an air raid. Word to that effect was received by his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Cole, of 158 Brighton street, Raritan Bay Park, Tottenvllle, yesterday through a telegram sent to her by Adjutant General McCain from Washington, D. C. Mrs. Cole moved from thte city to Tottenvllle some time ago. The telegram follows: Washington, D. C., June Î4, 1918 Mrs. Elizabeth Cole, 153 Brighton Street. Deeply regret to Inform you that Private John L. Gardner, Infantry, is officially reported as killed In air raid June seventh. McCain, the adjutant general. Private Gardner was born In this city In November, 1 895, and was ed ucated in the schools of the city. Hie father was William-Gardner, who was drowned In the Raritan river several years ago. Private Gardner besides his mother is survived by α brother, Percy Gard ner, deckhand on the ferry boat Perth Amboy of the Staten Island Rapid Transit railroad. He enlisted at the local recruiting station In February, 1917. He was sent from sert to Fort Slocum and later to Texas, -where he went In training for several months. He had been in France for about a year, being among the first of the regulars who were sent overseas. Before sailing for Frenco he came to see his mother and was only here for about a half hour. His mother received a letter from him on Monday of this week in which he said that he was all right and was having n, good time in France. This letter had been written α week or no before, but when It reached here he had been dead three days, according to the telegram. While Gardner Is the first soldier from here killed In action three other Perth Amboy boys have died In the war for their country. They are Joseph F. McGoldrick, who lost his life when the government tug Chero kee foundered on February 2G, 1918; Michael J. Krochmally, died of pois oning In France March 2, 1918, and George William Dell, of Malvern, Pa., formerly of thie city, who died of wounde June 12, 1918. Mrs. Cole, mother of Gardner, is the wife of Wesley Cole of Totten vllle, and Is well known In this city and Tottenvllle. Ijicntenant Injured. Spécial Correspondent. MATA WAN, June 15.—In the army casualty liât published yesterday by the War Department appears the name Of Lieutenant George C. Musclo of 38 Grove street, Waterbury, Conn. He Is listed with those reported severely wounded. Up to the time of his- enlistment. Lieutenant Muselo was a resident of Matawan. employed by the Munning Loeb Company of Church strèet as a chemist In their laboratory. During: his residence In this borough Mr. Muselo made Ills home with Mr. and Mrs. James K. Voorhees and gained a number of friends here. Lieutenant Muscio Is a member of the Matawan Hook and Ladder Com pany, Ills name appearing In the honor roll, and α star representing his service for the country appearing in the ser vice flag. Poaintv Sorttor Injured NEW BRUNSWICK, June 15:— Edward Flnnegan, of 45 Neilson •treet, received r telegram from the War Department yesterday stating that his son. Sergeant Garret J. Fln negan, had been severely wounded in action on May 27. Sergeant Flnnegan has served In the regular army for fifteen years, having seen service in ihe Philippines and during the trouble along the Mexican border when General Persh ing and an American force gave chase after Villa and his bandits. His term of service expired at about the time this country declared war against Germany, and ho then roenlistcd. He declared that he felt It his duty to continue In the service, as Uncle Sam needed him then more than ever. Sergeant Flnnegan is married and a letter was recently received from him stating that he was in good hoalth. Mention was also made there in of the fact that he was seeing active service abroad. KORNILOFF ADVANCING Germany Increasing Forces in TskoJT Region. LONDON, June 15:—Germany is In creasing its forces in the Tskoff re gion, according to an undated dispatch from Moscow received today. General Korniloff, with his allied battallion forces, is reported to be advancing and lias occupied Ekaterinodar and Te provsk. A political strike has been or ganized against the Soviets in Kicff. The central executive committee has summoned a fifth Convention of So viet members for June 28. The pupils then sang the "fita P. A. Hardware T5atn Room Fixtures. lor,7fl—6-1 fl-6t · F°R SA! Ε PAIGE; "FLEETWOOD MODEL" 5 PASSENGER AH practically new tires, 2 extra Royal Cord Tires, tubes and rims. Com plete set of tools and tire chains. Tlila car is in perfect condition. 58 STATE STREET or Phone 1875 Perth Amboy No Dealers STEAM VOLCANlZIXft LET GEORGE DO IT Phone 1471 Smith and High Sta. EXIDE STORAGE BATTERY SERVICE STATION Ml N*w Brun·. Av«. Telephone U PAY TRIBUT Ε TO FLAG \ AT CEREMONIES HERE GOLD STIR ON Τ SERVICE FLAG For George William Dell, as Banner Is Unfurled at Gym nasium Last Night. -■ 11 » A bright page In the history of the Perth Amboy Y. M. C. A. was writ ten last night, when In honor of the flay day celebration held at this Insti tution, a service flag was unfurled containing 183 stars In honor of the boys of the association who have gone into the service of the country. Although many of these stars wefle of the regulation blue, one gold star shone out by ltslef. This star repre sents George William Dell, who re cently died In France from wounds received In battle. Soon after seven o'clock the large gymnasium, which had been especially arranged for the occasion began to fill up and extra chairs had to be phkeed in the gallery to accommodate the crowds. A large detachment of I the United States Coast Guards froml the local barracks attended the cele-| bratlon. | The eveitt was opened by W. H. Warr, who with a few well chosen | words introduced P. P. Olmstead, as ι chairman of the meeting. Mr. Olm stead at once called on Rev. W. Nortliey Jones who offered ft prayer for the boys in France, who have gone overseas to protect the flag. Following the invocation Mr. Olm stead opened the speaking by inform ing the audience why they were pres ent, and what a groat meaning the an niversary of the flag has Just at this tlmo. He spoke of the inspiration It must be to the Allies to see the American flag waving on the field of battle. Ho told how tho men who are represented by 183 stars on the flag, had gone out from the organization to lay down their all if necessary for justico and democracy and In closing his remarks said that the servlco flag seemed only a poor way to honor them. , At the close of Mr. Olmstead's re marks Mrs. Irving Yarnall rendered a solo. Rev. Wilbert Westcott was unable ot be present due to Illness and his ι part of the program was taken oy R. I. Vail. He told how tho flog had passed through the struggle of 1 776, of 1810 and how today in 1918 It would come out victorious. In closing he recited α part of the Star Span gled Banner. A chorus of boys from the boys" department sang two verEes of "Keep the Home Fires Hurnlng," the audi ence Joining in the chorus. Adrian I.yon was then introduced as the last speaker of the evening. During his address Mr. Lyon pullod the string which lowered the large service flag that had been secured be- ' tween two large American flags and the regulation Y. M. C. A. colors. "The boys who have enlisted In thei service and gone to the front and i ; who have a part in the great conflict, are the real makers of history, state» Mr. Lyon as he opened his remarks He told how many conflicts have been waged on the field of battle, hut How I i (Continued on page 4) 11 '14 ton trur-k to rent on general i] trucking. 295 Market St. rhone lb*>r I' 19686-—6-15-2t* ' ! P. A. Hardware for Fire Extinguish- | ers. < 19579—6-10-6t· CQ| VAN SYCKLE ί ■ Ι il | I.lmou··!!· Touring C*ra U"l and Tulc. Du ·ΪNlibL 1 WOODBRIDGE FETE BRINGS $800 TO THE RED CROSS Hundreds Tlirong Home of Ε. H. Boynton nt Woodbridge at Lawn Fete. Sis Special Correspond*™. WOODBRIDGE. June 16:—Each event planned and carried out for the Red Cross Is more successful than any preceding effort and this may be truly eald of the monster festival held at "Falrholme" the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ε. H. Boynton In Rayway ave nue, last night. From four o'clock In the afternoon until midnight, hundreds of people thronged the spacious grounds and house. For more than a century the Boyn ton home has been the scene of vari ous social gatherings, but nothing In Its history ever equalled last night's success. Through the courtesy of William H. Chamberlain and his men the grounds were wired free of charge and the electric lights added greatly to the success of the entertainment. Tables covered with white cloths »nd decorated with the Red Cross and flowers were arranged under the trees, lust as tills work was completed the first thunder was heard. In about ten minutes time the rugs and furniture were removed from the first floor of the Boynton home and with the decks cleared for action the real festival commenced. Among the first to arrive were ninety-two of the marines from Perth Amboy who were enjoying a hike. They were royally entertained. Company A, First Regiment, N. J. M. R., were on duty acting as guards and ilding In every way possible. In the evening the High School or chestra, under the direction of Miss Frazer, furnished excellent music and ilso played for the dancing which was greatly appreciated. Asher F. Ran. iolph sang;, "Keep the Homo Fires Burning" after which Captain A. P. Slmmonds gave an address that will never be forgotten. Captain Simmonds stated that he had been requested by Mr. and Mrs. Boynton to convey their heartfelt and sincere thanks for the hearty cooper ition and splendid efforts of the peo ple of Woodbridge and Sewaren. The captain has made 394 speech is since a year ago In May as he ex pressed It since the nation had been η the death struggle for national life, fie spoke of witnessing 1,700,000 German soldiers mobilized in twenty :hree nnd one-half hours to show vhat this country is up against In the .vay of action. He said this Is no ime for petty jealousy, self-conceit ind self-consciousness. The men over here must have the best we have, trow and make. That lajst year's hat ind stilt with a patch on the cloth vas a badge of honor. He said there vere Woodbridge boys over there a •redit to their home town. (Continued on page 4) [T. S. GOVERNMENT WANTS DATA. The War Department wants for Im nediate use. for intelligence purposes, ihotographs. drawings and descrip lons of bridges, buildings, towns and ocalltlcg now occupied by the Cîerman orces in France, Belgium and Luxem burg and likewise In that portion of Jermany lying West of a line running ■Jorth and South through Hamburg. Persons having anything of this kind, ncludlng photographs, half-tono re irodui'tions, picture postals or other llustrative matter, will do a patriotic ict by turning over such matter to the Evening News, plainly marked "for use If IT. S. Government, care of Evening Jews, I'erth Ainboy, N. J." It will not be practicable to return uch material to contributor». It will >e a gift to the Government. -14-tf· NOTICE On and after June 17th Graham'* lakerv deliveries will be discontinued ntil further notice. L. M. GRAHAM. »«7>—»-14-2t· tus WW FUIE SERVICES Leon, Pickersgill and Dr. Cat tell Give Stirring Addresses at Majestic The annual service commemorating the birth of the American flag by the Perth Araboy Lodge No. 7 84, B. P. O. Elks, which were held last night in the Majectlc theatre, impressed them selves so deeply upon the memory of the vast audience, that even the events to come through the succeed ing years, will fail to wipe them from the minds of the thousand and more people present. Few eyes remained dry in the audi ence, when at the close of the ad< dress of Albert Leon he turned to wards the Old Flag, which extended from the top of the stage down with in the lia If circle formed by those on the stage, and pointing to Old Glory asked the audience to raise and repeat after him, with outstretched hand the pledge to the flaer. The pledge to the flag was perhaps the most impressive part of the evening's program. The decorations, the program, the speeches, everything that was carried out, was in reference to the birthday of the flag and the great meaning the flag has just at this time, when it is taking such a great plane in the war to make the whole world free. The program was carried out as ararnged. the first several numbers consisting of ritualistic work. The program opened by the audi ence singing "The Star Spangled Ban ner," after which the Introductory service was given by Exalted Ruler W. Guy Weaver and officers. Mr. Weave also acted as maste of cere monies and introduced the speakers. Mayor John P. TenBroeck, secre tary of the Perth Amboy Lodge, fol lowed the introductory service by reading the history of the American flag, after which the altar service was conducted by Esquire C. M. Darling and officers. Old Lang Syne was then sung by the audience. Elks' tribute to the flag was also ritualistic work, and was finely pre sented by Past Exalted Ruler Edgar T. Reed. Brother Albert Leon of New Jer sey, Four Minute Men, opened his re marks by informing the ai.iience that it would take hours and days to tell ι them all that has been done by the Elks towards aiding in the great war Twenty-six of the members of the lodge here, stated Mr. Leon, are now . seeing service. He told his hearers that if the flag is taken away there can be no Elkdom, nor can one be a good Elk unless he is a citizen and loves the flag. He spoke of being born under a foreign flag, and said that we here cannot appreciate the Star Spangled Banner as we should because we have , never been under another flag. "Bv the Grace of God," said Mr. Leon, "I am an American citizen." He told of the National Convention at Boston last September when in the committee meeting someone proposed that the Red Cross be given $100,000. "Pat Powers," said Mr. Leon, •'jump ed to his feet and cried, make it a mil lion." This it was decided to do (ConMnuea ολ page 4.) P. A. Hardware Buck Bu· Chisel·. 19579—6-10-et· If You Desire A GOOD LUNCH Aak your Butcher and Grocer for KELLNER BROS. Lunoh Specialties ""· ' 'pBRTH* Aï/bÎt"' C,tT ί Ion PROCLAIMS JUNE 28 TO BE WAR SAVINGS DAY HERE ι MAYOR'S W.S.S. PROCLAMATION To the Citizens of Perth Amboy: President Wilson has officially designated Friday, June 28, 1918. fts War Savings Day and urges: "X earnestly appeal to every man, woman and child to pledge themselves on or before the twenty-eighth of June to save constantly and to buy as regularly as possible the securities of the government; and to do this as far as possible through membership in war savings societies." In accordance with this appeal I want to urge all loyal citizens of this community to sign the pledge cards, which will be presented to them on or before the twentv-elghth of June, and thus enroll themselves in the NATIONAL ARMY OF WAR SAVERS; because such united action Is necessary to ou r winning the war. (Signed) J. F. TenBroeck, Mayor. I Friday, June 2 8, will be observed as tt'ar Savings Day throughout the country, President Wilson having des gnated this day in particular, and Mayor John F. TenBroeck has issued ι proclamation along the same lines :o the people of Perth Amboy. Every 3ne is urged on this day to pledge himself to save as much as possible ind to invest regularly in government lecurities. War Savings Day should be the day K'hlch hundreds of people who are not yet the owners of Thrift and War Savings Stamps should Invest in these small government securities and those «•ho are now the owners of some of these stamps should Invest in more. Perth Amboy is soon to see a big Srlve here for the sale of War Sav ing Stamps which are as important to the successful carrying on this war as liberty Bonds. Adrian Lyon, chairman of the Liberty Loan Committee in this city, has received a letter from the gover nor of the Federal Reserve Bank, who is chairman of the Liberty Loan organization in this district, in which he states that the committee desires to cooperate with the War Ravings organizations in the work of selling War Savings· Stamps, particularly in the special effort which is now about to be made. The War Savings Stamps are equal obligations of the United States gov ernment with the Liberty Bonds and are simply another means of raising money. The more money that can be j raised by stamps the less will have to be raised by Liberty Bonds. A special effort to sell War Savings j Stamps will be made In this city com- | mencing on Friday of next week and | the Liberty Loan committee has been j asked to take part In this work. An I important meeting of all the workers will be held In the City Hall on Mon day night at 8 o'clock for the pur pose of organizing and preparing for the drive. Efforts are now being made to have a speakej· from New York present at the meeting which will be held Mon day night. AU of the Liberty Loan committee workers are urged, as a pa triotic duty and as a further contri bution of the excellent services given by them in the Liberty Loan drive, to be present at this meeting and offer sucn help as they can give in the sale of these stamps. President Wilson has made an ur gent appeal to every one In the na tion, both young and old, to practice thrift, to serve the government to their utmost in Increasing production in all fleius r.ecessary to winning the war, to conserve food and fuel and useful materials of every kind, to devote their labor only to the most necessary tasks, to buy only those things which are es sential to individual health and effi ciency and to nlvest all they can save In Liberty Bonds and War Savings Stamps. Sent Out Alarms Purposely to Keep Allied Fleet Worried— Getting the Submarines By United Press. WASHINGTON. June 15:—The German fleet is sending out alarms two or three times a week and some times oftener intending to worry Americans Allied fleet into a belief that the Teutons are coming out to battle. With a great clatter of wireless the big ships buzz back and forth in their locked in harbors. Orders indicated preparations for a dash spread out over a considerable period. The Am· ericans-Allied fleet picks these up and can distinguish between the sig nals of battleships and smaller crafts. These facts developed from an official source today. The result of the con stant alarm is to keep the watchers keyed up to an expectant, prepared pitch. American crafts now operating in European waters will play an impor tant part if any sea action does eventually develop. It 1* recognized that such an attempt by the German fleet would probably indicate a last desperate gamble. The T'nited States and Britain are progressing favorably with anti-sub marine work. Hindenburg is under stood to be still pressing his col leagues to undertake a sea offensive as the backing for his land efforts. Falls From Scaffold W. Dynkynyz of 511 State street is confined in the hospital, suffering with a broken collar bone, a scalp wound and other injuries, the result of fall ing from a scaffold while at work at the T. A. Gillespie Loading plant at Morgan. The company refused to give out any information as to how the ac cident occurred. WOODMEN OF THE WORLD SpeolHl Notice All camps in Terth Ambov are hereby notified that the Unveiling of Monuments will take place on Sunday, June 16. 1918. All sovereigns are requested to meet at Woodmen Hall. 288 Hobart St.. at 1:30 p· m- sharp, on above day to take part in the ceremonies. Bv Order of THE MONUMENT COMMITTEE. 19678—6-14-2t· P. A Hardware ror Oil Stoves. 19679—fl-l 0-6t* ONLY A FEW MORE TIMES Maj We Invite You To The Y. M. C. A. SUNDAY SERVICES AT 10 30 ANl> 7:30 COME THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PERTH AMBOY General March Says U. S. Will Have 1,000,000 Over by July!. ffy United Pre··. WASHINGTON", June 15—Oversea troop shipment has passed the 800,000, according to an official an nouncement made today. Making his initial weekly talk to the War Department correspondents. Chief of Staff March revealed this cheering figure today. He also de clared that all four offensive drivée by the Germans "have been stopped." That more than one million Ameri cans will have been eent to France by July 1 was the statement of Senator Ivirby. of Arkansas. The German advances. General March declared, have spread the Al lied lines an extra sixty-six miles. Because of this "the importance of I getting Americans over is preemi nent. We have now passed the 800, 000 mark in troop shipment over seas. The 800,000 troops include combatants, medical service, service in the rear—all the unit which goes to make up an army. An announce ment from the War Department will include all kinds necessary for the army." The number of troops being sent across now, he added, is limited only by capacity of the boats to carry them and "we intend to keep that up." He declined to predict when the Allied-American forces would have superiority in numbers over the enemy. This question, he suggested, involved a consideration of how many troops the Germans had at the out set. Cops Start Vacation Five members of the police force started on their annual vacations this mon %.\g. they being Sergeant Wil!:am McDermott, Traffic Officer John Mur ray, Patrolmen McGow'an r/«d \ ociel niak and Detective Hartmann. All of the officers will have a ten days' vacation, five more leaving upon their return on June 25. The vacations will be continued through August, by which time all of the officers will have had their ten days h-ave. Enclosed Super Six Hudson for hire SEXTON'S GARAGE 15 SMITH ST. Phone 181 British Liner Arrives in Port With Story of Running Fight on Thursday Night. MANY SHOTS ARE EXCHANGED U-Boat Had 5 Inch Guns and Was of Largest Type Ger mans Send Out-Other Sub marine Activities Are Re ported to Navy Department. Du United Press. AN ATLANTIC PORT, June 15— Bringing a thrilling story of a fight with a German submarine off the Virginia coast, the British steamer Keemun docked here today. Her encounter with the enemy raider Thursday was a running battle in which the Germans used 5 inch guns and showed as much speed as the Keemun. According to the storv by the cap tain of the vessel, the submarine at tacked the Keemun at 6:30 o'clock Thursday off the Virginia Capes. Wfth the first shell from the sea pi rate the gun crew of the Keemun opened fire on the submarine, which is said to be one of the largest of Von Tirpitz's undersea fleet. The range then was 7,000 yards and with shells from the δ inch guns from the U-boat's throwing up fountains of spray around the Keemun, a running fight started, which lasted until the Keemun fired her last shot at 11,000 yards or about 7 miles. The Kee mun guns replied to every shot of the raider, returning shell, for shell Both ■ vessels speeded through the waters at 12 knots an hour. Just how many shots were exchanged could not ac curately be learned, but it is said the battle wag one of the hottest in thes«g waters between merchantman and Ge man U-boat. The Keemun made qua» antine early this morning and nav«* authorities here obtained a lengthy statement from her captain and for warded it at once to Washington. Report Two Enemy Submarine·. By United Press. NEW YORK, June δ:—Two eneipy submarines are still off the Virginia capes, according to marine information here today. The British steamer Au thor was shelled by a U-boat in those waters Thursday, but escaped. On the evening of that day, the British freighter Keemun was attacked, also escaping. ARTILLERY FI6HTIN6 IS ALL FRENCH HAVE TO REPORT β J United Près*. ^ — PARIS, June IB—Artillery· along- various sectors of the* ο is* njoa Marne front and patrol actKiji e» M " reported by the French Wi> OR1C· t· day. m& "Between Montdidier and the Oia·. ? south of the Aisne, west of Rhetn· and near Chamtlat. there was artil lery activity," the statement said. "French patrols took prisoners in th· Plan Defense of Paris. By United Preft. PARIS, June 15:—Although the «It. uation is regarded as improved, plan· for the defense of Paris continued to day, The Minister of Public Work· made arrangements for the evacua tion of the civilian population In caa· of necessity. BrttJ.sh Take Prisoners. Βυ United fret » LONDON, June 15—"We took » few prisoners and three machine guns in successful night raids in the Viller» Brfttoneaux sector," Field Marshal Champagne region." Hale reported today. "An enemy raid against one of our posts in Avelny wood was repulsed." County Man Decorated With D. S. 0. by Pershir By Special Correspondent PLAINSBoRO, June 15—Thomas \ Jolly, of this place, a first class pri vate with the American armies in ι France, was one of eleven officers and men to be decorated with the distin ; guished service cross by Gen. Pershing recently. Jolly Is the first soldier in I this section to be honored with the cross of valor in action. He was in the contingent of drafted men who left here in March for Camp Dix. After a short preliminary train ing he was sent to France, where he has won distinction for himself. Private Jolly has neither mother or j father living and before going into the army lived with his uncle. Isaac Joiljr, ! in Plainsboro. His grandparents also reside here. He was made a first I class private soon after his entranoe ι into the army and has now been hon I ored with the service cross given by ι the American government to those who show unusual valor in action. Cunard Liner Total Loss I United Press. ST. JOHN'S. NEWFOUNDLAND, ι June 15.—The Cunard liner Ascanla, aground fifteen miles east of Cape Ray, was considered a total loss to day. She is rapidly filling with water· All on board were saved. NOTICE! Perth Amboy Fire Department and Exempt Fireman's Ass'n The Following Schedule has been arranged for the Various Com panies to attend Carnival, "Week of June 17th to 22nd, 1918. Monday, June 17th, 1918. Lincoln Engine Co. No. 1. Tuesday, June 18, 1918; Protection H. & L. Co., No. 1 and Human· Fire Co. No. 6. Wednesday, June 19; Washington Hose Co. No. 2, and P. A. Fire man's Exempt Association. Thursday, Jiine 20; Geo. B. McClellan Engine Co. No. 3 and Libert/ H. <é L. Co., No. 2. Friday, June 214 Eagle H. & C. Co., No. 4. Saturday, June 22; Garfield Engine Co,, No. 5. Perth Amboy Fireman Plot and Monument Committee, - A. ANDERSON, Chairman. Ν. B.—Report on Ground· at 7 P. M. Reap—tivaly.