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pcraturefn*,! *“ **“* VOL. XXXIX. No. 145. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1019. TEN PAGES—TWO CENTS
rnftt t° 6Et »rtWH00HE
Priest’s Testimony Causes
Great Interest As He Tells
of Incidents
Hu Special Correspondent.
NEW BRUNSWICK. Jan. 8.—It ap
peared here early this afternoon that
the case being tried by a jury and
Judge Peter F. Daly here in which
Rev. Francis Gross, of Ferth Amboy,
Is accused of inciting riot, would go I
to the jury late In the afternoon. At I
the close of the morning session Attor- |
ney Thomas Brown, for the defense. ?
said that he would call only one or !
two witnesses Instead of practically
<all of the congregation of the priest’s
church and this would mean that after
the summing up by both sides the
matter would be passed on to the Jury.
* Father Gross went on the stand
yesterday afternoon in his own be
half. When the priest was called to |
the stand he leaned forward Interest- I
edly. resting his elbows on the coun- j
ter before the witness chair. He was I
examined by his attorney, Thomas I
Question (by Mr. Brown)—Did you ,
have occasion to see Louis Csipo's ;
window? Answer—Yes, very often.
Q.—Did you see therein a paper
like this one? (Showing copy of New
Jersey Hirado). A.—Yes.
Q.—Had Mr. Csipo had any other
papers in the window? A.—Yes, for
four months he had had copies from
week to week.
Q.—Did you go to see Csipo about
having them taken out of the win
dow? A.—Yes. On October SO after
I had heard from two members of my
congregation who had been delegated
to ask him to remove them, I went
there with two sisters.
q.—was Csipo there? A.—Yes. No
unu eise- , „
g.—Were the papers there then?
g.—Did you have any conversation
with him? A.—Yes. on October SO.
Q.—What was said? (Here Mr.
Coan objected but Judge Daly allow
ed the question). A.—I asked him to
take the paper out of the window and
especially I said I didn't care so much
as long as only X was attacked but
■when our holy religion was brought
In— (Here the testimony was stopped
by an objection from Mr. Coan).
g. (By Mr. Brown)—Will you read
what you read to the congregation on
November 1. (Objected to by Mr.
Coan. Objection sustained).
g. What did you say to the con
gregation that day? A. I said, “My
dear people, there Is no need to give
you much explanation about the situ
ation as you know as well as I know
that for the last five or six months I,
am attacked and insulted; not only
me personally, but also our holy relig
ion. As long as these attacks were
personal I did not care so much, but
now also the sisterhood and the sisters,
and the Holy Family are attacked. Ii
thought It my duty to have him stop. 1
You know that our congregation, six
or eight weeks ago. sent two men to,
Csipo's asking him to take the papers
from his window and stop that custom.
Now, after our religion and sisterhood
are attacked, I thought it would have
a good effect if I went with the sisters,
especially at this time of epidemic,!
when I have been on duty at midnight, j
2 o’clock, sometimes. I got no sleei I
for two or three days and somo priests
go to the hospital,, so worn out are
they by their duties. While I am do
ing my duty this paper charges that I;
deserted my people In the explosion
when I have taken the sisters to Car
teret. to a place of safety. When I am
doing all this and need all my energy
such expressions are used that I crawl
under the skirts of a woman. I went!
myself over there nicely with two sis-1
fers. He promised that he would take;
the papers out. Not only has he not
complied but right after they had
printed a new paper, he put that up. I
also went to the editor's place. Now
the paper charges that I am Indicted
for having beaten, bleeding. Relch
man. Therefore, my dear people. I]
have done everything in my power as
your pastor for our congregation and
our holy faith. Now, after It had no
effect, I ask you to go there, that our
congregation, which has patronized
(Continued on page 2)
Elected at the Reorganization
Meeting Last Night--Points
Out “Loop Holes”

Flynn Tells Board of Need of
New Ordinance As He
I At the organization meeting of the
( 1919 Excise Board held last night In
the Council Chamber, City Hall, James
J. Flynn was unanimously • elected
president, there being no opposition
At the opening of the meeting Emil A,
Frey was made chairman pro tern.
He asked for nominations for presi
dent and Commissioner Louis Smith
named Flynn. His motion was sec
onded by Thomas Lucas, the only Re
publican member of the board, and
when put to a vote, the board was
unanimous In favor of Flynn.
Upon taking the chair Flynn thank
| ed the board members for the honor
and expressed his hopes that all would
co-operate In making the board the
best which has held office in many
years. Each member of the board
made a few remarks, after which the
I business of the meeting was started,
i Four applications for renewals of
saloon licenses were considered and
granted, being as follows: Stanislaw
Moretzo, 726 State street; William
Fazokas, 276-278 Alpine street; Frank
Gold, 298 Smith street; John Nikoden,
762 State street. An application for
a renewal of a bottling license by Pe
ter Floersch, ut 368 Stanford street,
, was favorably acted upon. Applica
| tion for billiard licenses by the fol
lo^’ngl were granted: J. A. Christto
pulos, 131 Smith street; James Dou
kas, 142 Smith street; Elizabeth Duffy,
636 Hartford street; Alexander Petra
skt, of 240 Hail avenue; Anton Ku
ran, 678 Cat erine street; Joseph
Kwiatkowskl, 398 New Brunswlclc
avenue; Joseph Seeman, 400 Smith
'street; Stanislaw Moritko, 7 26 State
I street; Frank Magyar, 68 Buckingham
i avenue.
I President Flynn named the follow
ing standing committees: Ordinance,
t Frey, chairman; Fitzpatrick; Investi
gating, Smith, chairman; Frey, Fltz
I Patrick; judiciary, Lucas, chairman;
I Frey, Fitzpatrick; rules, Fitzpatrick
| chairman. Frey. Smith: printing,
I Fitzpatrick, chairman; Smith, Frey,
i City Clerk Arthur Graham was
again elected clerk of the Board by
a unanimous vote.
As trie meeting drew to a close
President Flynn brought beforo the
members the need of a new excise
ordinance, which would not have the
‘‘loopholes1’ now contained In the
present ordinance. He suggested that
the ordinanace committee and the
committee of the whole gte together
soon and draft a ne wordlnance which
(Continued on page 2)
Tire and Tube Renair Works
Btaam Vulcanizing
ISA New Brunswick Ave.
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of
the taxing district of the City of Perth
* Amboy that on the sixth day of January,
1919, for ten days at City Hall, the tax
list lor the year 1919 may be inspected by
any taxpayer for the purpose of enabling
such taxpayer to ascertain what assess
ments have been made against him or his
property and to confer informally with
the assessors as to the correctness of the
assessments, to the end that any errors
may be corrected before the filing of the
assessments lists and duplicate.
John H. Pou/son,
' President,
Pevolutionstage in Berlin
Panzerautomofeilbesatzung lm Hofe des Schlosses
The above postcard shows one of the armored automobiles which the German revolutionists have been
[using In their reign of terror now raging in Berlin.

Woman, Alone in House, Bound
and Gagged While Thieves
Ransack House-Escape
Bu Fpfcial Correspondent.
SEWA REN, Jan. 8—A bold robbery
was committed late yesterday after
noon in Sewaren, during which Mrs.
H. J. Lewis was hound and gagged In
her home and the thieves made oft
with a thousand dollars in Liberty
bonds, cash ^nd Jewelry.
About live o'clock an automobile
drove up to the home of Mrs. Lewis
In what is known as the Hrewufcr
homestead .and two men who were
occupants, got out and rang for ad
Mrs. Lewis, who was alone In tlio
house at thotlme, answered their
summons and in a gentlemanly man
ner they announced that they were
employes of the telephone company.
They asked her If she had an exten
sion upstairs and she told them she
had not.
They then inquired 1f slio would
show them where the wires entered
the house In the cellar and she went
to thejoellar door in the rear of the
hall to turn on the electric light.
While engaged in this work she was
suddenly seized from behind and, al- j
though she struggled desperately, she
was gagged snd bound to the newal
post in the hall.
At this point a third man. much
rougher looking than the other two
and who wa gmasked and armed with
a revolver, appaered. He went up i
stairs and ransacked the house while
the othere remained on guard.
When they had secured all the
booty they could And the men further
assaulted the woman, breaking one of
her teeth and otherwise abusing her.
mnde their escape.
Mrs. Lewis remained bound and gag
geu until tlie return of her husband
form hla work He discovered her. re
leased her and the police were noti
They are now working on the case.
The time was about dusk and so far
as can be learned none of the neigh
bors saw the ear or the men who oc
cupied it.
By Associated Press.
BERLIN, Jan. 8.—The government I
"feels tonight that It has tho situation!
firmly! In hand," was the statement
made to the correspondent at 9 o'clock (
tonight ut tho chancellor's place,
where the members of the government]
have been In session throughout the
day. Most tense excitement marked
tho day, which ended in short but
sharp fighting in front of the palace
shortly after 5 o’clock.
The Bparticides approached the
government troops guarding the pal- j
ace carrying a white flag, announcing
that tho palace was surrounded and
demanded its surrender. Te demand
was refused. The Bparticides then
opened fire killing three government
soldiers and wounding several. The
fire was returned and twenty of J.eib
knecht's followers were killed, and a
large number wounded.
A delegation today endeavored to
confer with tho government, but was
notified that the government members
oould not discuss any matters until
all public and private buildings now
occupied by the counter-revolutionists
had been vacated.
To Resist Revoltcrs
Ru A ssnrXntetl Rrrss
BERLIN. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 10:45 A.
M.:—At this hour forces are being
massed at several places where weap
ons and armors are being confiscated.
In Wilhelm's palace the government
forceB are awaitng an attack.
Government troops have been post
ed on top of tho Vandeburg state and
adjoining buildings with machine
Rods Take Arsenal.
LONDON, Jar.. 8.—Tho Berlin post
office and the Spandau arsenul have
been captured by flic Spartacus group,
and arms now are being distributed to
the followers of Licbknocht, according
to a dispatch from Berlin. Street
fighting Is continuing on a large scale.
No attempt has been made to estimate
the casualties, though they are
known to be numerous. Many hand
grenades are being used.
The Ebert government now Is util -
Ixlng all resources ut Its command to
obtain the mastery of the situation.
It has assued a proclamation directing
the troops to defend It vigorously. Tho
assembling of groups tn the streets Is
r ■)
Lenine Arrested
Trotzky Dictator
111! Associated hrcss.
COl’BNHAGKN, Jan. S Nikolai
Lenine, Bolshevik leader, has been
arrested at the command of Leon
Trotzky, Minister of War, who
has made himself dictator, accord
ing to a dispatch to the Voten. A
difference of opinion between the
two former Bolscbevik leaders, is
said to have caused the action by
Trotzky. Lenine was favorable to
the MensheViki, or moderaltes,
whole Trotzky <s more radical.
Jamesburg Home Head
Gets N. J. Charity Board Job
Bit Fperlat Correspondent
TRENTON. Jan. 8—Charles H. Ed
mond, superintendent Ktate Home
for Roys at Jamesburg, today resigned,
his position to accept an appointment
of commissioner of charities and cor
rections. Mr. Edmond will be assigned
to the office of the charities depart
ment and will receive the same salary
$2,500 . He will be released from the
home at once.
The local board of the Institution
has decided to make no other changes
In the personnel of the home force.
Powder Explodes: Man Hurt

Frit* Weber, seventeen years old,
of 636 High street, sustained severe
Injuries to his hands and face when
some powder exploded nearby while
he was at work In the cartridge works.
He was rushed to the city hospital,
where he received attention by Dr. F.
C. Henry.
Will Druuiiablr Rina. Barilla
IM-IW New Br««awlrk Artaaa 1
1 S’j a Burns Bros.:
I flfl-ll I'P-To Date
1M New Drunawuk Ara.
Peace Term Policies (or War
Insurance Within 60 Days
By Aaaorintrd Prraa.
WASHINGTON, Jan. «—Conversion
of the War Risk Insurance held hi I
soldiers, sailors, marines and war j
workers .Into permanent peace term
policies, will be started within sixtl 1
days. Col. Henry D Idndsey. head of j
the War Risk Insurance Bureau said I
today that schedule rates and forms
of policies had been completed to be .
announoed shortly.
Xl» OAK ST..
■team mmiMN
I'hMc 147S Snlfk mm4 Hlfli »«■
T ■ V| 1 feLtPHONE
IflAI— 5 7 7 - M
President Rests Before Gather
ing--Plan for Peace Em
bracing World
U j A saoriatttI f’re**.
PA HIS, Jan. 8—Informal eonfer
| enees with European envoys to the
i Peace Congress will begin on Thurs
i day. These conferences will probably
i be President Wilson's only official ac
] tivltles prior to the 1. Tinning of the
l’eace Congress, as it is necessary for
him to get from Brest after a round
of speeches. After the formal con
ference, he will play a little golf if
I the weather is good but will deny lilm
sef to all callers and will put all other
business to a minimum.
As the conference approaches the
stage where formal agreements which
will have an Important bearing on
final settlements, will be reached,
there seems to be excellent authority
for saying that plans for settlement
of the most important question the
league of nations, the freedom of the
seas and disarm juent—are still very
It is true that several propositions
are being put forward for the adjust
ment of these matters, but there Is
nothing having the color of official
sanction. If. Mr. Wilson has drawn
up any specific plans, he lias not told
them to anybody and It Is known that
he is closely studying viVlious sugges
tions that are advanced by others.
The American commission has been
gathering material constantly and
this Is to bo ready In memorandum
form for the President when he goes
to the coming conferences. The ma
teriul obtained has so far been from
British and Italian statesmen and Is
very satisfactory, developing no dif
ferences as to the principals Involved.
It has been noted that Mr. Wilson, In
all his speeches, has emphasized the
fact that there are agreements as to
main points.
Those near the President have been
eager to send to America some de
tailed statement of what has been ac
compllshd since his coming to Europe
but It has been explained that nego
tiations at present are of such char
acter that It would be unwise to dis
cuss matters still In the 6tate of for
President l akes Host.
PAItlS, Jan. 8:—President Wilson
was somewhat exhausted today by
reason of the continuous round of re
ceptions and banquets he has attend
ed, the speeches he has made and the i
traveling he has done. He expects to
rest absolutely for two days, in prep
aration for the conferences which will
begin at the end of the week.
The return to Paris of President
Wilson, the arrival of l.ord Kobcrt
I Cecil, the special delegate of the 1
British government on the Loaguo of
Nations, and the presence here of
I.eon Bourgeois, the French represen
tative on the same subject, marked
the Inauguration of exchanges on the
definite terms by which the league Is
to bo constituted.
Already considerable progress has
been made on the various tentative i
proposals put forward, but in the re
cent absence of tho President these
have not taken definite form, as it Is
recognised that he personally will
take a leading part in the final for
mulation of the plan. Meanwhile,
however, the various governments
chiefly interested are presenting out
lines in quite definite form.
Squab, Chicken and Steak Dinners at
New Market Inn. New Market N J R
p. Kainps, Prop. IS4S0-Il-l-tf*
' I
■■■■ ■—
Industry Halts in Silence--Fire
Bells Ring--Soldiers at
Traffic Halts for One Minute
by Orders of Mayor
- I
A» a fitting manner in which to
honor tho late ex-President Theodore
Rooesvelt, Mayor Frank Dorsey this
morning Issued an order that all fac
tories, stores, places of business and
traffic stop for ono minute at 2 o'clock
this afternoon to show due respect to
one of the greatest melt the world has
ever know'n. The police were In
structed by Chief Patrick J. Burke
this mornlg to halt all traffic from 2
o'clock until 2:01 this afternoon and
to stand uncovered with head bowed
during that Interval. Every person is
asked to show his or her respect for
the deceased by standing still during
that one minute, all men uncovering
and all servtoa men standing at at
Two operators at city hall, working
tinder orders from Mayor Dorsey, be
gan calling all factory managers, pub
[lic buildings, city departments and
stores early this morning, requesting
that business he suspended for one
minute this afternoon to honor the
memory of Roosevelt. The lire bell
will he tolled, flags placed at half mast
and In thu schools special observation
In honor of the deceased will take
Tho action taken by Mayor Dorsey
Is the same as that being done
throughout the country, the people
signifying by their silence during that
one minute the effect the great loss
1ms had upon the country.
in the public schools of this city to
day all work will be discontinued for
the period of one minute and the
students will sit in silence. Then by
the order of Superintendent of Schools
S. E. Shull, al 2:50 o’clock the work
for the afternoon will cease and the
teachers In the various class rooms
will give a short talk to the pupils on
the accomplishments, Ideals, position
as a statesman, the Americanism and
clean life of ex-Presldent Roosevelt.
First Meeting Tonight in Cam
paign for Funds for Near
The first big meeting to get the cam
paign for funds for relief work In the
near East will be held by the local
committee In the city hall council
chamber at 8 o'clock tonight. Perth
Amboy's 'luota In tills campaign Is $8.
000. the movement being country
wide with the goal set at 880,000,000.
Tlio campaign to bo conducted in
this city will not be an Intensive one
such us were the Liberty Loan and
Red Cross drives, but stations will be
established In various parts of the
city where those wishing may make
contributions so that the much need
ed relief work may be carried out In
Armenia, Greece. Syria and Persia.
Hr Mortimer J. Brown Is chairman
of the local committee and \V. Parker
Runyon Is treasurer. Donations may
be sent to the treasurer or given at the
various receiving depots, the location
of which will be anounced later. The
campaign opens this Sunday and will
continue for one week, nl order to
secure the $8,000 which is • specie 1
from this city more than $1,000 must
be donated eaeli day.
Invitations have been sent out to
many of the residents of this city to
attend the meeting tonight, but every
one is welcome to attend and hear the
Interesting talks which will be Riven.
Rev B. K. Apellan, formerly pastor
of a big church lit Brooklyn, will be
the main speaker of the night and will
tell something of the horrors of tile
perserutlon of the Armenians. Rev.
Mr. Apellan Is touring in the inter, st
of the campaign of the American com
mittee for relief In the near East and
his talks have helped greatly 111 mak
ing the people of this country realise
Just what the Armenians and Syrians
are suffering.
Rev. II. K Apellan. although a na
tive of Armenia, speaks English flu
Funeral Most Impressive in
Simplicity-Congress Is
Ity A J Press.
OYSTER BAY, Jan. 8—Accept for
two sons, absence as soldiers In their
country's service overseas, the family
of Theodore Roosevelt Twenty-six
president of the United States, gath
ered in the living room of Sagamore
Hills shortly before noon today for
the simple funeral service.
Mrs. Roosevelt bearing in mind her
husband's words to funeral ceremony,
decided not to attend the church ser
vices, nor to Join the procession to th*
cemetery. Jt was announced that she
would big good-oye to the body of her
companion In the house where they
lived for many years while her chil
dren .who grew to manhood and
womanhood in the atmosphere of the
old homestead, would see all that Is
mortal of tliclr famous father com
mitted to earth In the family plot,
the highest hill In the cemetery over
looking I.nng Island Sound.
The home service, one of prayer
alone, lasted hardly more than five
minutes, and was In charge of Rev.
George Tnlmadge, rector of Christ’s
Episcopal, the Roosevelt family
church, while the ritual before the
altar was concluded within fifteen or
twenty minutes, after the body was
brought Into the edifice.'
Hong before the hour set for Col
onel Roosevelt's funeral this after
noon, silent crowds of villagers
and visitors collected In the vicin
ity of Sagamore Hills, to Christ
Episcopal Church and to the Me
morial cemetery. Many tried In vain
to gain admittance to the spacious
grounds of the Roosevelt estate, but
deputy sheriffs and detectives kept all
Only the Immediate members of the
faintly were present at the services at
. the house fatrites of Christ
rT5h, as folio
Mrs. Theodore Roosev cl u
tatlve, and Mrs. Nicholas Loniwortn, '
Captain and Mrs. Archie Roosevelt.
Mrs. Richard Derby, Mrs. Douglass
Robinson, the colonel’s sister; Mr.
and Mrs. T. D. Robinson, tho former
being the colonel's nephew; Admiral
\V. H. I'owles, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Alsop, W. Emjln Roosevelt and John
K. Roosevelt, cousins of the colonel;
Mr. and Mrs. E. Reeve Merritt, Mr*.
J. West Roosevelt, Mr. and Mrs. J,« -
mon Warner, Mrs. T. L. Roosevelt,
John E. Roosevelt. Mrs. 8. Fritz, Mrs.
E. Robinson, Mrs. L. Geer, Mrs. J.
Roosevelt, Mrs. James A. Roosevelt,
Mrs. Fred Roosevelt, Emanuel Roose
velt and Miss Nellie Heyler.
Rev. G. E. Talmage, a member of
tho family, read the Episcopalian
service for the dead at Christ church
at 12:46 o’clock. There will be no
special music and the only departure
from the ritual will be the recitation
by the rector of Colonel Roosevelt'e
favorite hymn, "How Firm a Founda
Admission to the little village
church where the colonel worshipped
was by card and was limited to less
than 600. President Wilson was rep
resented by Vice President Marshall,
the Army by Genetal March, and the
Nuvy by Admiral Winslow, and a del
egation represented both houses of
congress. Among ihc close friends of
tho former President Invited were:
Senator Henry C. I.odge. of Mass
achusetts; former President William
H. Taft and Former Governor Charles
E. Hughes. The delegation of Hough
Riders who served under the colonel
since tho Spanish-American War had
places of honor.
Interment was to follow In the
Memorial cemetery in a plot selected
by Colonel Roosevlt soon after he left
the White House.
The annual meeting and election of
officers of the Raritan Yacht Club
will he held this evening at 8 o'clock
in the elubhouAa on Water street. A
commodore, vice commodore and four
governors are to he selected Follow,
lug the business meeting there will ha
a social session at which Prof. Ed
ward Newman of New York will en
tertain tho members.
The rain the day before Christina*
sained a slight <iam»*e to several
phonographs In Montalvo's »tore house.
There Instruments will be rernlshed
ami sold it special prices, aid easy
terms and of course will hear the
usual Montalvo guarantee. Every one
who IS thlukli V of buying a pl'o 10-^,
giaph should ca l at Montalvo’s at mirr
10 Smith St. »«7-i*-S0-tf*
---—- J.J
Ml New Bruns. Are. Telephone 41
Club of the First
National Bank will be
open for Member
fRI jAY, JAN. 10. 1919
Jo« Humphrey*—Aanouncer

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