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WT'.\THF!R — noofty mmm-mm-mm— __ _————— T^Mj*n$Kton2£i V0L XXXIX. No. 137. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1918. EIGHT PAGES—TWO CENTS IE DI TI ON President and King Make Noteworthy Speeches at State Banquet President Is 62 Today LONDON, Dec. 28:—King George called at President Wil son's apartment at 10 o’clock this morning and wished the President many happy returns of the day. It was President Wilson'* birth day, his sixty-second. --- By Associated Press. LONDON, Dec. 28.—This Is presi dents day In the city of London. The first two chapters of President Wilson's English visit have been de voted to meeting and factions with loyal and political personages of the government circle. The scene shifts today to the sombre old precincts of the Guild Hall and the Mansion House, I set In the midst of the financial and I commercial precincts which are the heart of Britain's strength. I In the Guild Hall an addregs of wel come was presented to the president on behalf of the city In the presence of a company of more than a thousand representatives of the government and of finance and commerce. Afterwards the president was en tertained at luncheon by the lord may or and the corporation of the city—a function which was attended by 800 guests with the business element pre . dominating. j Of all American presidents. Grant ! and Roosevelt, after their respective , administrations have received honor* at the Guild Hall while the eloquence of a long line of American diplomats— such men as John Hay, Thomas W. Bayard, Joseph H. Choate, Whitelaw Reid and the late Ambassadoi* Page, have been heard In the Mansion House. A number of European ruler* I and statesmen have been entertained I In both places. Speaking today In the Guild hall at the ceremonial gnthernlg of Great Britain’s most distinguished states men, President Wilson reaffirmed his principle that thero must no longer b* j a balance of power which might un ' settle the peace of the wor d, but that | the future must produce a concert of power which would preserve It. The President’s reception at the Guild hall was so spontaneous and hearty that It carried an unmtstak 1 able note of friendship and admira tion. When he arose to spoak there was a prolonged outburst of handetap ping and cheering and his talk was frequently punctuated by applause. At the conclusion of his address the audience roso with one accord and cheered and It kept up the applause and cheering as he passed out. The President was given a notable ovation on rising to begin his speech and some of his points that won re newed appluuse were his tributes to the armies of the associated govern ments and his declaration that people throughout the world want peace and want It Immediately—not, however, by conquest, but by agreement of minds. Countries Harmonious. I By Axtorifitrd Pi*Ml I LONDON. Dec. 28:—Yesterday’s conferences between President Wll ’ son, Premier Lloyd George and other members of the British cabinet were extremely successful, according to tho , Mall, which says that the most cor dial harmony of Ideals was found to exist, "with the happiest augury for the future relations of the United . Stales und Greut Britain." 1 The premier has rarely been so ’ enthusiastic over the result of any conference, tho newspaper continues. It states that the first session of the peace conference at Paris will begin late next week or on the Monday fol ' lowing. President Wilson cordially assured all the statesmen who met for the conference of the gratitude of him self und wife over the reception on Thursday at Dover, during the jour ney to London and In this city He said they had expected a fine recep tion, the Mall says, not essentially for themselves but for all America, but they were not prepared for an ova tion of such magnitude as was given them. When Mr. Wilson reached the pal ace he was In conspicuously good spirits without the slightest trace of fatigue. Those nearest him, who were trained observers of his moods, were, according to the Mail, “convinced the President had a fruitful and satisfac tory day. They believe It unquestlon. ably laid the foundation for an Vn glo-Amerlcan-Entente cordiale and all vital subjects at Issue. "The conferences were conducted In tho heart to heurt atmosphere 1 which the President is trying to find In the capitals of Europe as best de l signed to enable him to give a calm f und cogent exposition of his v'ews 1 on cardinal Issues." the newspaper members of Mr. Wilson’s party re marked. “Mr. Wilson encountered a good deal of the White House envi ronment In Downing street and so felt very much at home.” Speeches Make Impression. Last night’s state banquet lasted un til after 10 o’clock, when King George and Queen Mary with their guests, re tired to the drawing room, where cof fee was served and those present en ‘ | gaged In Informal conversation. There were only two speeches at the banquet—by King George and Presi dent Wilson—but those speeches wera (Continued on page five.) • Fresh Eggs from tha country. S. 1 sell A HER. 1*1 STATE ST. r i 642 12-17-121* tip i CHRISTMAS i i Club of the First National Bank will be opened for Membership, during week of DECEMBER 30“» _____-. ■ ii fcSal :r_j f11 1 ■■■■■■■' i ■■ ■■■■■ iwmmmmmnm Monmouth Sheriff Pours Hot Shot Into Governor for Stand on House Speakership CALLS M’ATEER EFFICIENT Says Edge’s Own Argument Shows he Should Have Stayed as Governor of State Bv Special Correspondent. TRENTON. Dec. 28—Hot shot for Governor Edge for making flsh of ono Republican and flesh of another in his public utterances concerning the or ganization of both branches of the In coming legislature characterized a statement issued here today by Sher iff Elmer H. Geran, of Monmouth county, former Democratic house leader, discussing the speakership sit uation. Geran questions the sincerity of Governor Edge In advocating the se lection of Pierson for house speaker, Pierson being a Republican assembly man from Union county, and refusing to endorse Senator Wells, of Burling ton, for senate president, despite tho fact that the qualifications the execu tive praises In Pierson are possessed In an equal measure by Wells. "Colonel Edge Is of the opinion that qualifications of the candidates should be the deciding factor,” declared Ge ran. "If he is serious In that con tention, he must admit that Mr. Mc Ateer Is, entitled to the vote of the Republican members of the hougq, un less they have some one better qual ified than Mr. Pierson, and Indeed, they have none. But I take it that he I3 not serious In the argument, sare as it suits his own interest. If he were, he would not withhold the power of his office as governor from Senator Wells as a candidate for the president of the senate. He must well know that Senator Wells would be the ablest presiding officer of any Republican member of the senate.” Geran, who has been a member of the house of assembly with Mr. Pier son as wre!l as when Assemblyman James J. McAteer was seertary to Speaker Kenny In 1911, as he was to Taylor in 1913, goes into the qualitlca ■— tious of tho two men whom the Re publicans and Democrats are offering respectively for the speakership. He praises the services rendered by Pier son, but points out that McAteer is specially fitted for this post, sinco in the more or less turbulent sessions of 1911 and 1913 the Hudson assembly man acted a guide and assistant to the respective presiding officers of the house in those vej, th "Mr. McAteer has also been on the floor of the house as a member from Hudson county,” said Geran, "and therefore, with his experience at the speaker's desk and as a debater on the floor, he is as well equipped as any mari in the state of New Jersey, with the possible exception of John Matthews, of Hunterdon county, in the duties of a speaker and the knowl edge of parliamentary law, rules and practices. Respecting the claim of the gov ernor that the speaker should be a Republican because he might have to become acting governor m the event of the disability of the president 01 the senate, after Mr. Edge goes to Washington, especially since the peo ple in 1916 said they wanted a Re publican governor for three years, Geran commented as follows: "If he is so solicitous about carry ing out the people's wish with refer ence to the governorship, why,did he not remain the governor of the state of New Jersey for three years for which he was elected, instead of using the very office to which he was elect ed as a means of breaking faith with the people of the st. te and becoming a candidate for the office of the Unit ed States senator, in direct opposition to the spirit of our constitution, 11 not to its very letter. Who knows but that Colonel Edge’s actions in this matter were the very reason for his very large decreased majority in the state, and the election of sixteen addi tional Democratic assemblymana. "He broke faith with the people ol the state of New Jersey (he admit ting that he was elected for three years). The people of the state have disapproved of It is action in this re gard, or else in other matters in con nection with his administration, and he with little wit now argues that Mr. Pierson should be elected speaker in order to correct a condition for which he alone is responsible. He makes an argument based upon his own branch of conduct and is trying to take advantage of his own wrong." Whitney Visits Edge. By Sprclnl Correspondent TRENTON, Dec. 28—Senator-elect Arthur Whitney, of Morris county, one of the ardent Wells supporters con ferred here with Governor Edge yes terday, on what is understood to be the senate presidency situation. Noth ing was given out as the result of the visit of Whitney. It has been said, however, that he might be taken up as the compromise candidate, for which all the Mackay senators are now ready to vote, but the Wells are not. >OR SALS iU HEAD GOOD WORK HORSES GRAHAM A AlcKEON 21a OAK ST.. C1TT. 8?072-1l>-’7-'f« SUPER SIX HUDSON For Hire . SEXTON’S GARAGE IS Smith Stree Phone 181 LAYDEN'S Tire and Tube Repair Works Steam Vulcanizing 16(1 New Brunswick Are. THE ORIGINAL HEBREW LADIES’ BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION Will Hold Their 20th Annual Masque Ball NEW YEAR’S NIGHT, JAN. ISt PALACE HALL Mystery in Manner Hantol Met With lnjuries--Truckman In jured in Auto Accident THREE COLLISIONS HERE One Man in Hospital--Car Runs on Sidewalk to Avoid Hitting Children AUTO ACCIDENTS—PAO One— a Joe Hantol. forty-eight years old. of Keasbey, died this morning as the re sult of an automobile accident yester day afternoon In the vicinity of the old water works, but It has not been as certained who hit him or when tho ac cident happened, or under what cir cumstances. Hantol was picked up by some pass ers-by, who found him lying at the side of the road. He was immediately rushed to the City hosiptal, where It was discovered that he had sustained a severe fracture of the skull and that his right leg was badly broken. He was brought to the hospital about 6:16 last night and all efforts were made to save his life, but he expired at 8 o'clock this morning. The family and friends of Hantol are endeavoring to find out who was driving the car when the accident happened and why It occurred. Three Other Accidents. As Jacob C. New of 108 Somerset street, New Brunswick, was driving out St. Georges road between this city and Woodbrldge about 6:80 o’clock last night, a big truck which had brok en down and was stalled In the mid dle of the road blocked his way and as he was attempting to pass It, Ed ward Breefus of Old Bridge, a helper on the truck, who was helping the driver unload It, walked across the road and right Into the path of the moving automobile. The machine struck him and knocked him down, tho front wheels of the car passed over his body and it could be seen at a glance thut he had been badly hurt. He was bleed ing from cuts and bruises. New, with the assistance of others placed the injured man In his machine and he was rushed to the hosiptal where medical attendance was given to him at once. Whlle trying to avoid running Into a crowd of small children who were roller skating on Lewis street, near State street last night, about 6:30 o’clock, Samuel Cohen, of New Bruns wick avenue, was compelled to drive his automobile up on the sidewalk and the machine crashed Into a tree, badly ; damaging the automobile and slightly Injuring the driver. • Isadore Lawrence of Trenton, a driver of an automobile owned by Benjamin Waters of Trenton, was driving down Smith street at Water street last night when a Jersey Centra) Traction Company trolley car which was turning the switch at that place, crashed Into the automobile, smash ing the front of the auto and other wise damaging it. No one was hurt. No Perth Xmhoy Names in the CasualtyJst tor Today The casualty list released by the war i department today has the names of no I local men thereon and contains the names of only two boys from towns In the vicinity of this city, one wounded severely In action and the other miss ing in action. The total number of casualties In the day’s report of Injur ies received by the overseas army is 9 20 and the names of twenty-one New Jersey boys are on the list. The boys who are listed from sub urban towns are Sam Saphonc.hlck of South River, wounded severely in ac tion. and Harold P. Munck of South Amboy, missing in action. Man FataHv Burned When Oil Stove Explodes at His Home * ** • • ■ • ’ f* • BOTTTH AMBOT. Pec. 2*:—Smith H. Thfttten. of 304 Main street, was fatally burned about 3 o’clock this morning by the explosion of an oil stove at his home. Medical attend ance was summoned but the victim died at 8 o’clock today. Details of how the accident oc curred are lacking. The deceased was adjutant of General William F. '■ Truex Post No. K7, O. A. R., and well known in the city. NOTICE Perth Amboy. N. J. The annual meeting of *he stockhold ers of the First National Bank of Perth -Amboy, will be held at *t« banking house, 12S S >lth Street. Perth Amboy. N. J., Tuesday. January 14th. 1919 at »hree o'clock. P. M.. for the election of directors and the transactions of such other business a* may come regularly before the meeting. JOHN M. O’TOOLE. 874-12-26-Gt* Cashier. I I i HIS BIGGEST BIRTHDAY GIFT /MAHY HAPPY ( RtTO*NS, V 'WOORV. CONFESS TO POST OFFICEJBBERV La Ford, Brady and Belle, Held on Other Charges; Admit Sewaren Station Job Through the untiring efforts of Detective Sergeant John Huff and Detective William Hartmann the robbery of the Central railroad depot at Sewaren has been cleaned up, signed confessions obtained from the thieves, all of the loot recovered and the robbers will be turned over to tho United States government postal au thorities. - Tho men who are under arrest and who have pleaded guilty to the rob bery are John LaFord of New York and Jack Brady and Henry Beller, of Staten Island, who were arrested by the detectives shortly after the Sewaren robbery on other charges and who after being put through the third degree confessed to tho robbery. LaFord was arrested first on a charge of carrying a loaded revolver and threatening to shoot up the city. He was locked up and when arraign ed before Recorders Plckersglll said that the gun did not belong to him but to a friend for whom he was keeping It. He was held In $1,000 ball to await action of the grand jury. Shortly after LaFord was arrested Detectives Huff and Hartmann were Informed that Brady, who was want ed by tho Staten Island police for breaking jail on the Island, was In this city and they located him and locked him up. He was taken to New Brunswick on a charge of disorderly conduct. Last week the detectives got word that Henry Beller, whom they were looking for, was In this city. They arrested him In a local saloon on suspicion. He was locked up at police headquarters where he is still being held. From one of the three Detectives Huff and Hartmann learned that they had pulled off the Sewaren depot robbery on the night of Saturday, December 14, In which they had stol en a $600 diamond ring, some money and railroad tickets. The man who told of the crime said that they had opened the safe With a key and had also rifled a mall bag and torn open a number of registered letters. Detectives Huff and Hartmann be gan a search for the missing dia mond, money and tickets. It was learned that the diamond had been given to Brady and a search of the local pawnshops proved that It had not been pawned and later on a stool was planted with him in the county Jail and from the "stool” It wss learn ed that Brady had the diamond, which he had taken out of Its setting, in a scapular which he wore around his neck. Detectives Huff and Hartmann went to New Brunswick and had Brady brought into the warden's office and they searched him and found the stone where they were told It had been hidden. They then learned that somo of the money had been hidden and the railroad tickets thrown away at Port Beading. The detectives went to that place and found tho money and tic kets. At this time the postal authorities were notified and two Inspectors were sent here to help the local detectives but they had cleaned up the case and were able to turn over to the detec tives the diamond, money and tickets. Detective Huff and a postal inspec tor took the diamond and the setting In which ^t had originally been and which was recovered with the other loot to New York City yesterday where it wab Identified at Tiffany's as a setting In which they had set a diamond for a Mrs. A. H. Cowles of Sewaren and which had been sent by registered mail to her. The diamond and other loot Is now in possession of the postal Inspectors. Brady was taken to Newark last night where he Is locked up and the other two will be taken to that city today. /— ---■"... Give Ambulance Tonight Tonight, In the high school au ditorium organized labor of thl city will present the Perth Amboy Chapter of the Red Cross with an- . other ambulance. Funds for the purchase of the ambulance were raised solely by and from men belonging to labor organizations In the city. The committee of labor men In charge of tonight's meeting Is Ar thur H. Bchroeder, J. I. Crowell and William Pucker. They look forward to having a largo gather ing present ft tonight's ceremony. No admlslson will be charged. The motor ambtflance will fill a big need here for the Red Cross and classes of girls arc now being In structed tn motor and military tac tics, who will have charge of the car. ._j Status of Dutchy Subject of Controversies-*Future of Ser bia Also Being Discussed By A***rtated Vren*. PARIS, Dec. 28:—In conference circles the opinion prevails that sev eral difficult questions which will come before the allies at some time during the peace conference may be left over for arbitration after an agreement lias been reached as to a league of nations. One of these questions may be the future status of Luxemburg. One party there desires the reestablish, ment of the Grand Duchy. Another favors the proclamation of a repub lic. A third advocates annexation tc Prance, while still another prefers annexation to Belgium. The same course may be followed conc.erninfi differences between the Italians and Jugo-Blavs as a division of territorj and the eastern shore of the Adriatic A question which attracts attention Is the future of Serbia, where therj is a conflict of several European in fluences. Cardinal Bourne, arch bishop of Westminster, went to Herbie recently and before leaving Rome had a long Interview with Pope Ben edict. An Anglican bishop also ha! visited Serbia, It Is reported. Pleads to go to Jali With Wife; His Wish Is Grantee Declaring that his love for his wifi is so great that he does not wannt ti beparted from her for even a day am knowing that she had been arrestei and was to be sent to New Brunswicl for ninety days, Steve Stansky. of 661 Penn street, who was arrested by Pa trolman Seaman last night on i charge of being drunk, pleaded wltt Recorder Plckersglll when he was ar raigned In court this mortilng that hi be sent over with her. His wish wai granted by the recorder for he wai fined $26 or given ninety days In thi county workhouse. He took thi ninety days and both will be taken ti New Brunswick today. Mary Stansky, who Is only slxteei years of age, has been arrested man: times an dhas been sent each time t< the county workhouse. On Wednesda; night she was picked up by a police man, and when arraigned before thi recorder ,was given ninety days In thi workhouse. Her husband, who Is only nlneteei years old, pleaded with the records to give her another chance, but 1 was decided that It would bo useless She was then given the ninety dayi sentence . 104ft Burns Bros, I KZLII Cl>-To-I>rtt I UTU TAXI KBBVIC8 ,U HniMWM Aw* IRISH REPUBLIC IS PROCLAIMED Sinn Feiners to Establish Coun cil in Dublin-Carried Three Sections in Election By Associated Preee. LONDON. Dec. 28.—Posters will appear In every parish In Ireland to day, announcing that the Irish repub lic has come Into being, says the Ex press. ^ The newspaper adds that the Slnr Feiners, In the recent election, swep Lelscester, Munster and Connaught. Seventy members of parliamenl were selected by the party, but thej will not take their seats. It Is stated by the Express that a central Blnn Fein council will be established In Dublin almost Immediately and will call ttsell the Irish parliament. If the govern ment orders it disbanded, It Ib stated ' it will establish itself elsowhores and if necessary move from placo to place. Civic Bettermanl League to Meet at Y.M.C.i. Tomorrow Citizens who are Interested In fur thering the moral welfare of Pertl Amboy, will be given that opportunlt: tomorrow afternoon when a league which is to be called the League foi ; Civic Betterment, will be formed at i meeting In the Y. M. C. A. at J o’clock. This Is the third meeting of like nature, two others having been held s short time ago looking toward th formation of such a league so as to ric the city of some of the evils whlcl exist and which tend toward degrad Ing the morality of the people. At the last meeting a constitutloi was proposed and that constitutloi will In all probability be accepted to morrow. There wll lalso be a genera discussion of plans to be carired ou in the immediate future. The purpose of this league Is to cle vate the standards of morality, t promote the observance of law am order, and to further the welfare o the city, looking toward civic right eousness. Any citizen who is Interest ed in seeing such tilings brought t pass may become a member of th league by assenting to its objects am signing the constitution. Everybody li invited to attend this meeting. Ir respective of creed or politics, and th committee in charge hopes that ther will be a large number who will turi i out. as they believe this league will b | a wonderful thing for this city. Resume Claim Hearings ' The formal sittings of the Ord nance Olllesple Claims Board whirl hears the proof for award to the suf ferers of the Morgan explosion, wil be resumed on Monday morning a the Karltan building. Offices of th board will be closed New Year’s day THE liATEST t> worms ONLY 75 CENTS EACI 1 Bose of No Man's Land, i I’m Olart I Can Make You Cry. I TUI We Meet Again i Born# Day Waiting Will End. I Want a Doll. And Many Others. Montalvo. 90 Smith St 810-12-23-tf* Boireh. Chicken and steak Dinners a . New Market Inn. New Market, N J. B ■ D Kampa. Prop 224|0-ll-1-tf exidf storagf rattery SFRVIGF STATION I t + • \fAtT< PiMir« 1 vn 'PnVr'V r»*T« Jl STEAM TCtCAMZHO LFT GEORGE DO IT | n... Itn Smith ni Hlsh Sli jTXXI—577-H , J: Gen. Pershing Lays Down Rules Guiding Actions of Inhabit ants of Occupied City By Associated Press. COBKKNZ, Doc. 27.—Rules for the guidance of the Inhabitants of regions occupied by American forces were Is sued today by General Pershing. Kxcept for minor and specific regu lations, the Americans have not In terfered In local affairs up till today. Cafes have been opened and theatres filled night after night. Newspapers, until recently, have published without restraint such articles as they de sired, while crowds promenaded the streets until midnight and even later. The Germans had come to believe that such conditions would continue and, while there were no serious Incidents ns a result of the tolerant rule of the Americans, it was deemed best to check any tendency toward abuse. The regulations published today were signed by General James W. Mc Andrews, chief of staff, "by command of General Pershing.” In drafting them an effort was made to avoid the Inclusion of any rules which would merely humiliate the population ot which savored of retaliation or ro venge. They are Intended simply tc maintain good order. Under the terms of the regulation, the authorities will know the exacl whereabouts of every Individual, foi ench must carry an Identification card and give notice of changes of habita tion. Householders must keep posted on their doors a list of the residents of their buildings, with their ages, na tionality gnd occupations. All weapon! and ammunition must be surrendered The gathering of crowds Is forbidden and no meetings except courts, I schools, councils and religious servlcei will be allowed without permission. Serbian Army Major, W. H, Cressey, to Speak at High School Event Tomorrow The community sing has come tc stay In Perth Amboy as a weeklj event. Mass singing seems to hav< cast Us magic spell over this, as wel as over other cities In the countrj where It has been tried out. j Hast Sunday a largo gathering o singers took part In the War Cami Community Service weekly event am made the auditorium of the hlgt I school ring with their singing. I was a very rainy and disagreeabl' day but that was no deterrent ant tho people turned out In large num ! bers to add their voices to the Christ , mas carols and patriotic songs. School children and adults Joinev In the gathering and made It a nota hie victory for muss singing In thli city. The War Camp Community Servlet plans to continue these performance! every Sunday afternoon, and request! , that tomorrow be made a incmorubli I event because of the advent of tin new year. Those In charge feel tha the new year should be ushered li with the largest measure of Joy he cause of the happy auspices as thi ‘ result of the war. The battle of democracy Is won , The American boys are coming hoim ; crowned with immostal glory becausi they have helped make the world bet ter and happier. They won and con quered because they sang. Th ’ American people have learned how t< ' sing en masse In order that u slngim " people may welcome a singing army do to the high school tomorrow af ternoon at 3 o'clock anil commemo rate In song the glorious #chieve incuts of tho American Army am Navy. Major William II. Cressy, of th Serbian Army, who was chief of stal of the National Hospital at Petrograi and for two years served in tho ca parity of chief of hospital staff of th Serbian Army, will speak tomorrow In connection with his latter positioi he was In severul of tho terrific bat ties on the Western front and ha ■ many experiences to tell of. He Is a 1 the present time connected with th Franco-Serblan Ambulance Corp 1 which has Its headquarters in Nev 1 York. Major Cressy is an exception 1 ally fine speaker and has an inspirlm • message for the people of this coun try. Galvin Fined $10 Richard J. Galvin, a local plumbet ■was fined 110 by Recorder PtckerBgll on Thursday night on complaint o the health department that he ha< dono some plumbing work wlthou ■ecuririg the necessary permit. Gal t vln said that he had forgotten to ge i the permit and had secured one later : ufter the work had been started. NOTICE—To the carpenters of Loea 66. U. B. C. & J. of A. You are requested to attend the pre 1 sentatton of the ambulance by Organ , .zed Labor to the Red Cross of Pertl \ Amboy at the High School Audito rlum On Saturday. Dec. 28th. 8 p. i£ Bring your families with you. I H P. HKND1UCKSON, Sec'y. , ; IH-H-lMt* FOR SALE—FORD TOURING With DmnzIzUi 8H—. Bargala | FRANK VAN BTC*LB I UO-1S8 Hew BtawrteA Atrmmm