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wf.athkk — t iou<TVr ^W-SonlCBs Tomorrow w^rrsSV aD,, VOL. XXXIX. No. 120. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1918. EIGHT PAGES—TWO CENTS E Di “I | ^/a^ HOLLAND WILLING TO DELIVER KAISER TO ALLIED COURT WRECK BLOCKS MAIN LINE OF PENNSYLVANIA R. R. TINS COLLIDE ! AND START BLAZE Several Minor Injuries Report ed as Firemen and Railroad Employes Fight the Fjre TRAFFIC THROUGH HERE — — ■ Main Line Blocked and Trains Are Sent Through Here on C. R. R. and C. and A. A collision of two freight trains at High Bridge, Middlesex avenue, Met uchen, on the Pensylvania railroad at 6 o'clock this morning completely tied up all traffic between New York City and the main line points of the road. Five freight cars, piled on top of each other, and burning, are strewn acros sthe tracks, while the Metuchen fire department, police department and railroad wrecking crews are try ,lng to get the flames under control so 'that the tracks may be cleared and usual traffic continued. The collision occurred between a heavy freight train being pulled with two engines, known as a double head er, bound west, and an engine and ca boose which was backing onto a switch. Although the engineer of one of the big engines was badly scalded. It Is understood that no one was killed. As the two trains came together a conductor and two others In the ca boose of the train taking the switch Jumped and saved their lives. The big engines are a complete •wreck and wreckage Is strewn across the tracks In such a manner that It is Impossible for any of the through line trains to run Into New oYrk city. In order not to tie up traffic any more than necessary all trains over the Pennsylvania are being switched from the main line .at Monmouth Junction and then run over the Cam den and Amboy tracks to South Am boy Juifction and then switched onto the Central Railroad of New Jersey tracks through this city and onto the Pennsylvania tiacks at Woodbrldge Junction and again to the main line at Rahway. Trains from Rahway are being operated as far as Metuchen r»- - <he Pennsylvania tracks and picking up passengers for New York. Although the Metuchen police were dispatched to the scene of the wreck as soon as It occurred as was also the fire department, nothing had been heard from them up to nearly 12 o’clock. Reports were current to the effect that the train carried a ear load of explosives, but nothing could be learned as to the truth of this rumor. One of the cars carried a cargo of port wine and this was a complete wreck, the wine flowing about the tracks like water. From what can be learned It may bo well along toward night before the tracks will be cleared so that the usual traffic can be resumed. Excise Board Fall to Mee!_ Bottlers Without Licenses Because only two of the members of the Board of Excise Commissioners |>ut in an appearance last night at ritv hall the scheduled meeting of the )oard to pass an ordinance allowing 1 of beer to take out licenses for three, six, nine and twelve months was not held. • > . t; for this purpose Iras called for Monday night of next », .. president Koyen. Th s " as to have been the last mcet >g of the present board. At the meeting held on Tuesday night last the licenses of all bottlers o' 1 » r were laid over until the new ordinance had been passed. At this time some of the bottlers licenses have expired and they are doing busi ness without one, which is contrary V> law. It is expected this matter 4M1 be straightened out on Monday night. II. S. Prisoners, Released, Ire In Scotland in Pitiable Condition Bn Associated Press. LONDON', Dec. 7—Thirty Ameri can soldiers, released from German prison camp In West Prussia, landed at Leith, Scotland, yesterday with one thousand British prisoners of war, many of whom were in an emaciated and pitiful condition. Scenes of Sacred History Now In Christian Hands, a special 8-page gra vure section of artistic excellence and timely Interest, with every copy of next Bundav’s NEW YORK AMERICAN. 400-12-6-7* Squab. Chicken and Steak Dinners at New Market Inn, New Market. N. J. R. P Kamp*. Pron22480-tl-l-tf* ] -——- , | Timely Xmas Sale AT 362 State St. % i My entire $10,000 stock con- j slating of diamonds, watches, gold jewelry, also a large as sortment of silverware, cut g'ass, Ivurv pnd clocks, must be sold at ; « great sacrifice before January 1st. This merchandise is all new I and uo-to-date. Take advantage i of r.iv special Xmas SELLING OI'T SALE and buy now. All goods sold at cost. Come in and be convinced of my extreme- '■ '! !y low prices. | _ Morris Kohn i 363 State St. Perth Amboy, N. J. .. ■— -a—.sss. SENATE COMMITTEE HAS ENDED INVESTIGATION " irn a voluminous mass or data ana testimony culled from witnesses who testified during the sessions here, end from the flleg, records and blue print r*om» of the T, A. Gillespie Loading Company, and with maps, charts, statements and every conceivable means of aiding them In their deliber ations, the U. S senate Invegtigatlng committee, which has been delving In. to the facts surrounding the Gillespie plant at Morgan and the explosions there, left this city yesterday after noon for Washington, through with their Investigation, as far as this city is concerned. While the original Frellnghuysen resolution called for a report of the sub-committee to the military affairs i committee of the senate on December 7, today, the sub-committee, consist ing of the father of the resolution. Senator Joseph S. Frellnghuysen. of this state, Chairman Henry L. Myers of Montana and Senator J. C W. Beckman of Kentucky, have secured an extension of the time limit and will now- set out to compile the multudln ous records they have secured on their visits ana curing*. The sub-committee will reporff to the military affairs committee of the senate and that committee In turn will render their report to Ihe senate, from whom the Anal disposition of the case will come. The end of the Investigation here found a general feeling of good fellow ship among the various elements In terested, despite the bitterness which marked the first attempt to hold an official Inquiry Into the affairs of the Gillespie company. But there was al so a general feeling of relief that It was over, as the various Interests have been forsaking business and personal c'*ilrs to attend the hearings and tes tify. r'he top crust of the Olllesple organ ization has been present at every hear ing. From T. H. Gillespie, president of the loading company, T. A. Gilles pie. the father of the allied Gillespie Interests and Vice President Yates, on down through the grades of superin tendents. managers and engineers to | foremen, guards and clerks, there hasi been a large aggregation of Glllcspls employes at every sitting. APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE HERE Mayor and Aldermen Will Have Places to Fill on City Boards January 1 Sixteen new appointments in the city government will be made the first of the year by the mayor and Board of Aldermen. Nine of these appointments will be made by Mayor elect Frank Dorsey, and the remain ing seven by the aldermen. The terms of the present officeholders expire at that time and although 'there are vacancies in nearly all departments there are no large plums to be given out at that time. The real plums come with the year 1920. The fact that the real plums are not to be given out this year is no doubt a fortunate thing for the Dem ocratic party, as the larger majority of the holders of high salaried offices are appointed by the Board of Aider men, and this beine the case, the fact that the board still remains Republi can by one member would mean that these offices would again bo given to men of that faith. Since the present officeholders hold over until next year it gives the Dem ocratic party a chanco to elect an other alderman and in this way be sure of the plums when they fall due. As the board still remains Repub lican by a majority of one It seems apparent that the seven appoint in exits 10 do raaae oy me Doaril tniB year will again fall to the present officeholders. The appointments to be made by the board are: Harbor master and port warden, now held by William Walters; timekeeper, now held by William H. Tice; commission ers of assessments for street Improve ment, now held by Adolph H. Koyen, John H. Mehaffey and Paul M. Wolt scheck; vacancy on Board of Water Commissioners, now held by Charles D. Snedeker, and a vacancy on the Board of Education, now held by A. Clayton Clark. Mayor-elect Dorsey, upon taking office, will find appointments waiting his hand In the park commission, hoard of harbor commissioners, sink ing fund commission, board of health sind trustees of public library. The vacancies occurring In these commis sions and boards range from ono to two members, although the terms of ill the present members of the board hf harbor commissioners expire. The members of the various com mittees who will be affected by the ippolntments of Mayor-elect Dorsev ire: Park commission, Eugene M. Clark: board of harbor commlssion srs, James P. McGuire, Richard A. Bolger, William P. Bradley and Henry F. Koch; sinking fund com mission, Frank Dorsey; board of health, H. H. Pets and Michael Zylka; trustee of publlo library, John H. Miller. Trolleys Stop on Account of Trouble at Power House Because of a break down at the power house of the Jersey Central fraction Company, south of Keyport, it 8 o'clock this morning, no cars be tween this city and South Amboy or Jther points south on thos line were >perated. The traffic was started tgain today, however, at 11 o’clock. The break down occurred In the motor which operates a huge force Iraft system and without the system n operation It was Impossible to ob tain enough steam to operate the >lg machinery to run the cars on this ine. Three cars were however kept n operation, these were running be rween Matawan and Keyport and Mat twan and Freneau. MUSICS RECREATION. We want you to learn what MUSICS RECREATION Is. We want an oppor unity to show you the difference be ween THE NEW EDISON, "the pnono rraph with a soul," and all other de ■lces for the reproduction of music, .Vo want every music lover to hear this ;reat Invention of the world'* greatest nventor. Call at MONTALVO'S, 80 Smith St. and be convinced. 32-11-26-tf» Violin and Comet Instruction Lessons given at residence If desired. JEPPE NELSON 76 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amoby. TEL. 882-W. Red Cross Fair At Fords A GLORIOUS SUCCESS DONATBR8 AND HELPERS THANKS! SJGNED—EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE War Camp Community Service to Renew Mass Singing at High School Tomorrow The War Camp Community Service hns arranged for another community sing to tako place tomorrow after noon at 8 o’clock In the high school auditorium. The event scheduled for last Sun day was postponed at the last mo ment becauso of the Inability of the song leader to come to Perth Amboy on that day. Public interest In these community sings should not diminish. This city can benefit greatly by fostering this new form of recreation, because such weekly events will bring the people together oftoner than It would other wise be possible and a closer point of contact would result among the va rious elements of the city. Real com munity spirit, greater unity of pur rv"w votbci uvuipiunii ICVIliig will naturally follow. That much and more haa been ac complished In other centres through out the country as the direct result of mass or community singing, be cause song is the best means of self expression for the general public as well as for the Individual. No one can dispute the Inspirational value and ennobling Influence of music, and a community that engages In col lective singing at frequent intervals soon attains to a higher plane of civic virtue because of the better feeling and the greater unity of purpose music create^ among the people. The War Camp Community Service can only supply the leadership for these song festivals and will strive to Interest the people In the worthy enterprise. The people, however. I should give It their hearty support In order to help make It a success. I rhe public In general, choral bodies, I associations and school children are requested to atteifd and participate in these weekly events. All are re quired to do their best In order that this great city may be a better city. Professor D. L. Spooner, of the War Department Training Camps Activities Commission, will lead the singing In his own inimitable way, mil Blaine Pritchard will lead the orchestra. LET TOUR CHRISTMAS DIPT THIS TEAR PE MUSIC The "NEW EDISON," "the phono graph with a soul" should be tho In strument. The whole family will en joy It all the time. Ton can only hear the NEW EDISON at MONTALVO'S, 90 Smith St. OPEN EVENINGS. . 192-11-20-tf_ OVER LAST YEAR Aldermen Go Over Figures for Next Year and Will Adopt Finance Program Monday HEALTH BD. GETS $20,000 Cut in Requests of Health and Water Boards--Salary In creases Case Boost If the budget for 1919 as made up by the board of aldermen at their committee meeting at city hall U adopted by the council at their meet ing on Monday night it will show an increase of about $46,000 over the budget for this year. The aldermen wfere in session last night until after midnight, working on the budget and they had the members of the board of water commissioners and the board of health with them in regard to the amount of money to be allowed those departments next year. The health board has asked for $40,000 and the aldermen have decid ed to give them half of this or $20, 000. The water commissioners asked for $241,000 and will get about $224. 000. All other departments will get an Increase. The appropriation for city employes next year will be $43,600 against that of $40,000 of this year, while the po lice will get $83,000 as ugainst $64,000 received this year. The public grounds and buildings committee w411 have $6,000 to work with next year while this year they got along on $8,000. The amount giv en for playgrounds is the same as last year, namely $1,600. The board has decided to give raises In salary to a number of employes as they feel that they are all working hard and deserve the increase. OFF TJLL FRIDAY Hearing on Revocation of Citi zenship Postponed Yester day-Notify Witnesses Hearing on the charge against Francis Gross, of 697 Cortlundt street that ho obtained his citizenship by Fraud and that therefore It should be revoked will not be held Monday. Word has been received here tha* the hearing will not take place until next Friday, when the priest will ap pear before the United States district court In the foderal building, Newark. Witnesses from this city who were notified to appear at Newark on Mon day have since been Informed that they will not be wanted until later in the week. The trial of the priest, who is al leged to have fraudulently secured his citizenship In that he swore to have renounced his former emperor, and later showed by his acts and deeds that he had not done so, is creating \ great deal of interest In the city, as the meteoric career of Father Gross, Including the five charges for which he Is being held for trial in the crim inal courts, have brought him before the attention of the city and county For several months past. There now rests against him In this county charges of assault on Louis 1'sipo, a banker of State and William street; of assault on Arthur Releh nian, a printer of State street, and of threats against two members of hls congregation, as well as a charge of netting to riot. FEATURE BRITAIN DAY WITH MEETING TONIGHT: Today as Britain Day, will be cele brated In this city by a monster mass meeting tonight In the high school au ditorium and the people of Perth Am boy are urgently requested to come out and fill the hall to the last seat. This day has been designated by the government as a day on which Ameri cans are to pay tribute to Kngland and thus exhibit our gratitude and thank fulness to her for the Innumerable sacrifices she has undergone for us. The speaker tonight has passed through a multitude of experiences. This man Is Captain I,. Kllllland of the Royal Jjanranhlre Regiment of the British army, and he will talk tonight In the uniform he wore on the front, showing the bullet holes made by bursting shrapnel. He was twice wosinded and wns lat er captured by the Germans and spent i two and a half years of most trying hardships In a German prison ramp, and will tell of his experiences there. He escaped from the Huns and spent many months in traveling Rcross Ger many a.nd Anally reached England. He wrote a book entitled "My German Prisons.” Captain Gilliland is a native of old Ireland. Rev. Wilbert Westcott will speak also and pay America's tribute to Eng land, bringing out the debt whioli this country owes her for her accomplish ments. The militia reserve will lead the pepple in the community singing to night and will also render several se lections. The Si. Peters Cadets are requested to assemble tonight at Odd Fellows hall to head the Caledonians and the British-Americans, who will march to the auditorium in a body. ENJOYING I RIP President Has Talk With Of ficers, But No Conference Yet With His Colleages ON BOARD THE U. S. S. STEAM SHIP GEORGE WASHINGTON, Frl 'day, Dec. 5.—(By Wireless to The Associated Press.—President Wilson’s third day at sea found him much Im proved In health. His cold Is yield ing to treatment and his voice Is rest ed and much Improved. Having cleared the work which had i accumulated at his desk, he enjoyed la day of recreation. The ship ran : Into somewhat better weather this | morning after a night of very heavy weather. This afternoon he promen aded along the deck and joined a party at the rail watching the Penn sylvania, the flagship of Admiral Mayo’s squadron rise and fall on the heavy swells. The sea was bright with warm sunlight. Mr. Wilson engaged In the conversation on timely topics, swapping stories and experiences with those on board. The party Included officers in the lower grades, whose stories of ex periences In the sumbarlne zone are tremendously Interesting. When it) was learned that a film starring a famous comedian was to be shown, during the evening on board the ship the President announced that he In tended to be present. While Mr. Wilson was on deck, ho had a short conversation with Secre I tary of State Robert Lansing and Henry White, his colleague on the commission. No formal conferences have been held so far and It seems apparent that plans for the peace negotiations have been well laid out. i I*n.rk A rrn nrroq ltpponflnn Bu Associated Press. PARIS, Dec. 7.—The program for President Wilson's visit here is not yet fully settled according to Marcel Hutln of the Echo de Paris. He says, however, that the crack troops form ing the guard of honor have already been selected. It It probable that President Poincare wll give a lunch for Mr. and Mrs. Wilson on Saturday Dec. 14, the day they arrive In Paris. 30 Klllad in Wreck. I By Associated Press. ! PARIS, Dec. 7.—Thirty persons were killed and fifty injured today ; when a train carrying soldiers on leave collided with another train near Chateau raux. Full Page Map Showing Location of All American Divisions fn Franco at the time when fighting ceased, with every copy of next Sunday's NEW YORK AMERICAN. 400-12-6-7* CAPTAIN “PEC” STIRS STUDENTS Canadian Officer Speaks to Pu-! pits at the High School on War Experiences Captain Pequegnat, otherwise known as Captain "Peg,” who yesterday morning made several addresses in this city, gave a short talk to the stu dents of the high school In the audi torium In the afternoon at 2 :30. Cap tain Peg is an Inspiring and enthusi astic. talker and was given a great ovation by the pupils when ho came upon the platform. Ho is one oi iue fourty-four surviv ors of the original 1st Canadian Di vision, which was practically decimat ed In the attack on Armentterres, and was in a hospital for a year and four months. The meeting was commenced by singing the "Star Spangled Banner” and "God Save the King.” Captain Peg said that he appreciated the trib ute paid him by the students when they sang the national anthem of Great Britain, which means so much to him. -Miss Kress recited “Together,” by Alfred Austin, after which Kossman I. Vail of the V. M. C. A., Introduced the captain. Captain Pequegnat said that he was proud of three things—first, that he was a British subject; second, that In his veins ran pure French blood, and lastly, he was proud of the privilege to serva Old Glory, which symbolized so much to him and other Britishers. He told about Canada In the first days of the war and about 600,000 Canad ians who went to France and the 80, 000 who will never return. Captain Peg then gave a very thril ling account of his experiences in the war. He was a lieutenant when the first call came and resigned his com mission enlisting as a private In the first Canadian division. They were sent to England, where they encoun tered some terrible weather, when It rained for seventy-two consecutive days, -which he remarked, nearly dis couraged the hoys. His division went to France 1n .Tan unry, 1915, and was sent up near Ar inentierres. where they encountered the first shell fire in their experience. They went into battle there and whon the smoke of the fight had cleared, only forty-four men were left to tell the tale. He said that men think of God when they get In the front lines and pray to Him for guidance and safe keeping and are thankful to Him If they come out of battle alive. Captain Pcquc gnat said that the three principle things men In the army learned were obedience, obedience and more obedi ence. At the end of his talk Captain Peg led the school In several popular songs and sang some parodies on them, after which the pupils gave a rousing cheer for the captain. Turks Massacred Armenians While Evacuating Frum Tuwns Ify Associated Press. AMSTERDAM, Dec. 7.—Turkish forces massacred 10,000 Armenians while evactuatlng the towns of Baku, Olti and Ardahan In the Caucauses, according to renorts received by the Vorwaerts of Berlin. JAPANESE PRINCE HERE NEW YORK, Dec 6—Prince Yorl hito of Hlgashl-Pushlml, a cousin of the emperor of Japan and a former naval commander, arrived here today from England on a British cruiser. On his way home to Japan, he will visit Washington SUGGESTION OF . EX1LEFURLIFE Would Place Hohenzollern and Son on Isolated Island, Guard ed by Dutch Fieet MAY ASK COMPENSATION Allies Consider Demand From Holland for Allowing Huns to Cross Limburg Jly Aaaociated I’reta. jioe. i—ir me ames in sist upon the delivery of the former German emperor and crown prince in an international court of Justice, Hol land will yield, but will flrst urge that the allies content themselves with an undertaking by Holland to intern them for life in one of the Dutch col onies, according to an Amcterilam dis patch to the Express. Holland, it Is understood, v ill sug gest that Herr Hohenzollern and hie son be placed on an island in eitlie the East or West Indies, where he will be guarded by a Dutch fleet. It Is alBO anticipated that Holland will be asked for compensation for permitting a violation of her neutral ity by allowing German troops to pass through the province of J.imburg on their retreat from Belgium, and re ceiving German ships from Antwerp. This compensation, says the corre spondent, may possibly be cession of certain territory along the Belgium frontier ownetrby Holland since 1819, perhnps the seven ports of Dutch I.Im burg, the population of which re gion is claimed to be principally Bel gians. lias Charge of Murder. BiI A • -n-iofed Press. PARIS, Dec. 7 (Havas)—The for muiiun of an International Jury to try the former German emperor is gain ing wide support In France, the Matin says. Attorney General Eestouve after an Investigation, lias transmitted to the ministry of Justice the charge of mur der made against the former emperor by Madame I’rleur, whose husband was killed In thfl torpedoing". oi-Qxt^ mail steamer Sussex. Tho attorney genera) said that he considered the charge odmissable In the French court. Gold Sent to William. Ru A **onnrrfi Hrr.na AMSTERDAM, Dec. 7.—The presi dent of the Hamburg soldiers and workers' council has declared to the Weser Zeltung of Hamburg that he knew positively that twenty bags of minted gold had been sent to Amer ongen, Holland, for William Hohen zoliern, the former German emperor. Woman Shoplifter Arrested After Exciting Street Chase Shop lifters were active this morn ing, especially In the dry goods stor* of James II. Foster on Smith street Two Italian women were caught In the act of taking goods from the counter by Mr. Foster. He let one woman go ber way, but held the sec ond and Intends to press charges. The llrst woman, whose name was not ascertalnd, had managd to lift two babies' vests when Mr. Foster saw her. After hearing her pleas he decided not to arrest, but when ho per ceived the other woman, whose name Is Mary Lentinl, he thought it time to stop the thievery. He went to call a policeman and while doing thl* the woman fled and ran up King street through tho school yard and endeav ored to hide In Dr. Henry’s garage, but Traffic Officer Murray and Patrol man Underhll followed the woman and arrested her on Mr. Foster’* charges. She was taken to police headquar ters in the patrol wagon and Is being held there ponding an investigation of the case. Honorably Discharged. Private Morris Flclschman of 849 Smith street, with the 81st artillery, Company B, stationed at Camp Ens tis Va., received an honorable dis charge from the army on Friday and is at home again with his parents. He has been In tbe service one month, having been Inducted into the army from this city. His company was ready for overseas duty, when the word came that peace had been de clared. FOR SAGH __ 50 HEAD GOOD WORK HORSES GRAHAM & McKEON 219 OAK ST., ci nr. 99A79-1 - —- — —-■■■■ - -- • \ 1 I MEN WANTED! Machinists, Bench Hands, Fitters, \ Laborers i — Lalhe, Plane and Boring Mill Hands, Moulders, Jones and Lamson Operators Good Wages and Steady Work Wheeler Condenser & Engineering Co. CARTERET, N. J. STEAM VULCANIZING LET GEORGE DO IT Phoae 1473 Smith and Hist: lit II Your Tliio.u U M)i t or Inflamed, uae Rtnraouth'a Sore Throat Remedy rnd get quick relief. Por sale by all d.-uggln's. Price. SS (•Anto Vn #•>m'lv nliftijM Hp without !♦ DIAMONDS, WATCHES. JEWELRY High Clans at Reasonable Prices SAlni THE MIDDLEMAN'S PROFIT MAX KLEIN ISO KEARNY AV0. TEX.. 342 W N. Y. OFFICE—12 JOHN ST. Order Now for That Christmas Present LAYDEN’S Tire and Tube Repair Works Steam Vulcanizing 166 New Brunswick Art. VAN SYCKLE l.rmjunne Touting oe.'n and Tails. Day or NUliL %U\ . exide storage battery SERVICE STATION 1*« Vow R'mk Av» 4< SUNDAY EVENING IN THE CHURCH AT CITY HALL PARK “Saying Yes” THIRD OF SERIF3 Seven Psychological Sermons THERE'S A REASON WHY ; OTHERS GO AND WHY YOU I SHOULD !