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Perth am ;oy Evening news.
WEATHER—Fair to- _ ■
night and Friday. ~—————»
Statewide Move Started Here For Ship Canal
New Jersey Intra Costal Ship
Canal Association Formed
Last Night
The New Jersey Intra-Coastal Ship
Canal Association, Incorporated, was
formed last night in the Board of
Trade rooms here. The certificate of
incorporation which will be field to
day reads in part: “The purpose for
which it is formed is primarily to
promote and encourage patriotism in
the State of New Jersey and the
United States of America and to en
courage and promote by all lawful
means the construction of an intra
coastal ship canal between Raritan
bay at a point near Morgan station
in the County of Middlesex and the
State of New Jersey and Delaware
river near Bordentown, County of
Burlington, in said state. It is fur
ther proposed by said association to
develop and encourage public inter
est in the construction and develop
ment of national and state improve
ments with the State of Now Jersey
and the United States of America,
and to do all things else that may be
lawful and proper to directly and in
directly accomplish tire objects here
The trustees who have signed the
articles of incorporation are: Senator
Thomas Brown, Assemblyman Arthur
E. Warner, Assemblyman Frederick
W. DeVoe, Able Hanson, George F.
Reynolds, Ingfred T. Madsen, John
F. TenBroeck, John Pfeiffer, Louis
R'ossi, F. E. Hilton, Isaac Alpern and
F. M. Yorston secretary of the New
Brunswick'Board of Trade.
.—" • “Senator Thomas Brown was chosen
as temporary chairman of the Asso
ciation and Fred E. Hilton tempo rar
secretary. A committee on by-laws
was appointed as follows: Jtohn F. Ten
Broeck, John Pfeiffer, Frederick W.
DeVoe, A. E. Warner and Andrew J.
Wight. Senator Brown was made an
ex-officio member of the by-law com
mittee. The Board of Trade was de
signated as the headquarters of the
Association and I. T. Madsen. the
president of the Board designated
agent in charge for the service Of legal
Representative De Voe stated that
he had sent sixty or seventy petitions
requesting the government to build
the canal to various cities in the State
and Would notify the holders o? the
petitions to file them with the new or
The Association plans to hold a con
vention in this city in the interest of
the canal in the near future and will
invite representatives from other
cities and Clubs to come here and at
tend the affair. The Association also
plans to organize “Inter Coastal Ca
nal” Booster Clubs in every city and
town in the State. The central club
will be situated here however. Not
only will the Association boost the
building of the canal in this state but
also in Pennsylvania, which state will
be greatly benefited by the canal,
which will give a sea level passage
way for ships from that state to New
York city, without making necessary
the transferring of freight or the use
--Qf gates and locks in the canal.
The Board of Trade has backed the
Intra Coastal Ship Canal from the be
ginning and it is through the efforts
of this organization at it’s forums and
directors' meetings that the matter has
been kept before the public, and the
continued boosting of the canal by
this organization has made the form
ing of the “New Jersey Intra Coast
al Ship Canal” possible.
The next meeting of the Association
will be held on Thursday evening,
July 10, at which' time the by-laws
will be adopted. Those present at the
meeting last night were: Senator
Brown, Assemblymen Warner and De
Voe, John Pfeiffer, Louis Rossi, F. E.
Hilton, I. T. Madsen, John F. Ten
Broeck and F. M. Yorston.
Win In Blow at Bolsheviki
By Associated Press.
LONDON, July 3.—The forces of
General Denekine, the anti-Bolshevik
leader in southern Russia, have oc
cupied the city of Tzaritzin, on the
Volga river, south of Saratov, accord
ing to a Russian wireless report today.
The city previously had been aband
oned by the Bolsheviki.
Squab Chicken
and Steak Dinners at New Market Inn,
New Market, N. J. R. P. Kempf,
prop. 2588—3-7-6mos*
P A. Hdwe. for Injectors and Ejectors.
See time tables of all bus lines to
and from Perth Amboy on Classified
Page. *
I will not. deliver my papers today
owing to the death of my sister.
July 4 To Be Observed
Tomorrow In Quiet Way
Due To Monday’s Event
Independence Day here this year
will be slow, but not quiet.
From all Indications there will be
no street parades or demonstrations
during the day, no big baseball games,
athletic meets, aquatic sports, or boat
racing, nor the usual fireworks dis
play at night. The young blood of
the city-—and most likely much ol
the old—will, however, have an op
portunity to celebrate in the manner
they were accustomed to before the
safe and sane Idea was put force here.
The stores have been allowed to sell
fireworks and the demand has been
great, many of them having sold out
their supplies and replenished them.
For the sporting element of the
city interest In the big world’s cham
ptonship bout at Toledo will keep
their minds occupied as they can get
the results round by round at the
EVENING NEWS office in the after
Numerous holiday outings are be
ing planned by residents of this city
and the seashore resorts will be vis
ited by many Perth Amboyans to
whom the lack of activity here tomor
row does not appeal.
The big Welcome Home celebra
tion here on Monday of this week fur
nished sufficient excitement for one
week for this city because of the
elaboi»te plans made for that affair
it was impossible to arrange a big
Fourth of July celebration.
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So Says Premier Lloyd George
in Address Today->Also
Reports on Treaty
LONDON, July 3—The former Ger
man emperor will soon be placed on
Premier Lloyd George made this!
announcement in the House of Com
mons today in his report on the peace
negotiations. The German army, he
said, was at present inadequate to dis
turb the peace of the feeblest of the
neighbors of Germany.
He tdeclared the tribunal which
would try the former emperor would
sit in London.
would try the former emperorP
The terms of the treaty with Ger
many in some respects were terrible,
the Premier said, but terrible was the
deed which justified it and still more
terrible would have been the conse
quence if Germany had succeeded.
German officers who had committed
appalling infamies, the Premier said,
also would be placed on trial.
Premier Lloyd George is making
his report on the peace negotiations in
the House of Commons today The
members showed keen interest before
the meeting. The Premier is expected
to introduce two bills for the approval
01 the House. One will deal with the
German peace treaty and the other
with the Anglo-French convention
guaranteeing France against unpro
voked German aggressiop.
Mr. Lloyd George declared the
British delegation had taken a stand
resolutely opposing any attempt to
put a predominently German popula
tion under Polish rule.
President Wilson’s Message
to Brazil President-elect
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, July 3:—President
Wilson sent the following message
to President-elect Pessoa of Brazil, in
New York, expressing regret that ho
was not in the United States to greet
"I sincerely hope that your excel
lency’s visit to the United States has
been in every way agreeable to you.
I greatly regret that I was not there
to welcome you upon your arrival,
and I wish to bid you a temporary
goodbye with the sincerest best wish
es. It was a pleasure to know you in
Paris and I am sure you must feel
how warm is the friendship of the
people of the United States for the
people of Brazil. I hope that every
influence will draw the peoples of
the two countries into closer rela
Ex-Soldier Killed by Live Wire
By Associated Press.
JERSEY CITY, July 3.—Charles
Anderson, a recently discharged
soldier, employed as a lineman by the
Public Service Railway Company was
executed today when he came in con
tact with a feed wire while at work
on top of a pole here.
If your coal or gas range does not
bake or burn, I will make it or no
charge. F. J. Larkin. 208 Market St.
5629-6-21-1 mo.*
Build now. mortgage money avail
able. Boynton Bros. & Co., 87 Smith SL
P. A. Hdwe. for Razors.
Auto tops recovered and repaired.
Clausen & Johnson. 143 New Bruns
wick Ave. 4774—5-24-tf*
Little Gertrude Zeltmen Pain
fully Burned by Fire
The first accident to be reported
so far this season from fireworks was
that of Gertrude Zeltman, the eight
year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
August Zeltman, of 409 Compton
avenue, who was painfully burned
and hurt about the left leg by a giant
Gertrude, accompanied by her six
teen-year-old sister, Freda, was going
in the direction of her home and
when near Amboy avenue and Wash
ington street a boy whose name is
unknown, but was about fourteen
years old, lighted the cracker and
threw it directly in front of the girl.
Her sister stepped back but Gertrude
was not quick enough and the crack
er exploded, burning the left leg seri
ously and causing many painful lac
"tn.us. wound was dressed by
Dr. George W. Fithlan.
Cost Wilfred Gaudett $25 for
Flagrant Violation of Law
Here Yesterday
For selling cannon firecrackers In
flagrant violation of the law Wilfred
Gaudett, of 242 New Brunswick ave
nue was fined $25 by Recorder Pick
ersgill in police court this morning
and precedent established for dealing
with yiolators of the ordinance.
Gaudett was selling the crackers
without any pretense of camouflage
and when arrested by Sergeant Ton
nesen had a case of nearly 100 boxes
of the dynamite crackers on display.
These were exhibited to the court.
Chief Issues Warning.
Police Chief Patrick J. Burke issued
a warning at the time to all dealers
in the city against the sale of these
dangerous toys. He said that if the
sale continues other arrests will fol
low and no leniency will be shown
once a man is found to have sold the
crackers. Blank cartridges from re
volvers are not permitted either, he
said. When in doubt a storekeeper
should consult the police, he said.
Alderman Wilson of the police com
mittee also declared that the law must
be strictly enforced and that only
those fireworks which are absolutely
harmless could' be used during the
P. A. Hdwe. for Pocket Knives.
The Fact That
You Can Get -
Best Grades of
Coal From Us
We hare exploded the
^BS belief that all coal is
.hi,, th... inferior
Public Hearing Last Night on
Ordinance Is Largely
The authority of the Board of Aider
men to compel bus and jitney drivers
to obtain a municipal license in ad
dition to their state license was ques
tioned by Senator Thomas .Brown,
representing the jitney owners at the
hearing on the bus ordinance in the
city hall last night.
The Senator declared that under the
provisions of Chapter 136 laws of 1916
of the state the fee paid by bus drivers
to the state must stand in lieu of all
other fees. This provision prevents
the city from charging the drivers for
a lincese, the senator asserted.
In the ordinance as first drafted bj
Alderman Albert G. Waters of the
Judiciary committee and as passed at
first reading at the last meeting there
are several sections relating to the
licensing by the city of jitney driv
ers. as distinguished from the licens
ing of the busses and the owners. It
is provided that before obtaining a
municipal license the driver must pass
a general examination showing his
qualifications to operate a public con
veyance. If the sections relating to
this provision are stricken out the
public will be compelled to fall back
on the state regulations, Mr. Waters
V o rinno ntViow oonFlAnc nnrl nrn.
visions which were in legal conflict
with the state statute were also in
dicated by the senator. One of these
relates to the revocation of licenses as
punishment for violations of the law.
While the city ordinance provides that
"drivers' licenses may be suspended or
revoked by the mayor, recorder, chief
of police of any member of the board
of aldermen until such time as the
board shall act,” the senator said that
the state provides that licenses may
be revoked solely by the governing
body and then only after a hearing.
That the framers of the measure
were not without considerable justifi
cation for their provisions was
brought out when Alderman Waters
read sections of the bus ordinances of
Newark, Elizabetli and Jersey City
which have similar regulations to the
ones proposed here. It also develop
ed that there are suits on in the
Supreme court questioning various of
the points in dispute in Atlantic City,
Asbury Park, Jersey City and New
ark. There was some argument as
to whether the board had the power
to suspend a license before it was re
voked. City Attorney Leo Goldberger
explained to Senator Brown that the
purpose of the fee wur not for revenue
but to permit the city to check the
There appeared to be considerable
disagreement among the bus owners
as to the regulation of the number of,
busses on a given route. Some con
tended that there should be drastic
protective measures, while other ar-1
gued that such measures would shut
out the small operators who had al-.
ready Invested their money In busses. |
All appeared to be unanimous in their
desire to shut foreign concerns out.
The ‘'big fellows” and the "little fel
lows" went to it hot and heavy in the
debate, but came out without any per
sonal unpleasantries.
Alderman W'illiam N. Wilson, who
presided in the absence of Alderman
at-Large Ira R. Crouse, voiced what
appeared to be the sentiment of the
board, when he‘said that the bus op
erators should be protected for the
service that they were rendering the
public and city.
TRENTON, July 3.—A certiorari proceeding to remove Harry
M. Wilson as clerk of the district court, of the first judicial district
of Monmouth County, was dismissed today in an opinion filed in the
supreme court by Justice Minturn, who held that Wilson could not
be removed under the civil service law without a hearing.
LAWRENCE, Mass., July 3.—Seated within six feet of the jury
box and propped in pillows, Mrs. Bessie M. Skeels Lundgren today
gave a last word to the jury in defending herself against the charge
that she murdered her patient, Miss Florence W. Gay, with poison.
The former nurse, pale but calm, made absolute denial. Judge \\ eb
ster B. Thayer began hig charge to the jury.
COBLENZ, July 2.—United States Army or the army of occupa
tion will hereafter be known as the “American Forces in Germany.”
PARIS, July 2.—The total French losses in killed and missing on
land and sea, as officially established up to the day of the armistice
amounted to 1,366,000. _
BRUSSELS, July 3.—Negotiation between France and Belgium
regarding the new commercial treaty have been in progress here for
several days.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., July 3.—Vice Admiral Mark Kerr announced
today that he had abandoned the proposed transatlantic flight in a
Hadley Page V:>mbin& machine and that instead he would fly to
Atlantic City probably starting this afternoon if the weather permits.
RED BANK, July 3.--Halting a go-cart on Shrewsbury avenue to
attend to her baby, Mrs. Herman Levine was struck on the head by
a passing automobile, dying later from a fractured skull in the Long
Branch hospital.
PARIS, July 3.—Two American Red Cross relief trains are leav
ing France today for the Italian earthquake zone.
Great Progress Is Made
- By R-34; Is Likely To
Reach U. S. Tomorrow
LONDON, July 3—-A report from
the R-34 to the air ministry at 9
o’clock Greenwich time (5 o’clock
New York time) showed that the
giant airship was continuing her pro
gress in an almost due westerly
course. At 9 o’clock Greenwich time
the position of the R-34 was 52 de
grees 50 minutes north latitude and
34 degrees 30 minutes west longitude.
I The report said the dirigible was
| cruising above the fog.
, Thu British air ministry announced
I today that it expected the dirigible
R-34 now in midocean on her trans
| atlantic flight, to reach St. Johns, N. F.
i on Friday morning, and Hazlehurst
Field, Long Island, early Saturday.
The air ministry received a report
I from the British dirigible R-3 4 at 6:11
o’clock this morning, Greenwich mean
; time, giving the position of the craft
as 52 degrees 30 minutes north and
SO degrees west. Thts is approxi
mately half way to Newfoundland. !
The British warship Renown placed
in mid Atlantic reported at 6:15
o’clock this m'orning that the baro
meter was steady, the winds were
blowing about four miles an hour from
the north-west. The sky was clear and
visibility good and the sea was
Reports from the R-S4
By Associated Press.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., July 3:—The
wireless station here reports having
heard signals last night from the
R-34 indicating that all was well and
that the dirigible was continuing her
westward journey. The position of
the ship was not reported.
I Muddy Water Acted Upon at
Meeting of Board of Com
missioners Last Night
Relief from the muddy witter
which has been flowing through the
city’s water mains for the past week
or so was promised by Superintend
ent Samuel J. Mason at a meeting of
the Board of Water Commissioners
last night. The muddy water has re
sulted from repairs being made to
the twenty-four-inch water main on
the South Amboy meadows which
supplies this city with water. Owing
to the fact that the water depart
ment workmen could work only when
the tide was low—as the mains are
covered at high tide—considerable
time has been taken to make the
necessary repairs.
In order to remove the sediment
from the water mains in this city
Superintendent Mason is now flushing
all of the city's lines so that the
water will again be its normal color
and quality. Many of the mains have
already been flushed and the remain
ing lines will be cleared of all sedi
ment before the end of the week.
A contract for furnishing 5,000
tons of coal was awarded last night
by the commissioners to George J.
Haney at $4.GO per 'gross ton, he be
ing the only bidder. Bills amounting
to $11,440.02 were ordered paid. The
city collector’s report for the month
of June showed the total collections
to amount to $21,609.71, of which
$2,015.18 was for water rents previ
ous to 1919 and $18,395.91 for cur
rent water rents.
Requisitions for supplies were fav
orably acted upon. City Comptroller
Olaf J. Morgenson was before the
board and discussed the financial
workings of the board, bond issues
and monthly reports of the board to
the comptroller.
President Harry H. Wilson, Com
missioners Harry Conard, Hugh Tim
mins and Chauncey C. Baldwin were
present at the meeting.
To Deport Spy
By Associated Press.
LONDON, July 3—Ignatious Tri
bich Lincoln, former member of Par
liament, who has been in prison here
since 1916, as a self confessed spy,
will soon be deported to Hungary.
President to Land
2:30 Tuesday P. M.
Bv Associated Press.
dent Wilson is expected to land at
Hoboken at 2:30 o'clock next Tues
day afternoon. Under present
plans he will cross to Manhattan
on the 2 3rd street ferry and motor
up Fifth avenue to Carnegie Hall
where a reception will be held.
After delivering a brief address he
will leave for Washington.
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Used to Wartime Pro- ;
hibition Act

Beer and light wines are still ob-l
tainable here today and conditions un-l
der the wartime prohibition are much
as they were yesterday.
Stocks of soft drinks carried by
many of the grocery stores have been
seriously depleted by the demand
made for beer substitutes. Stores
that usually stock largo quantities of|
ginger ale, sarsaparilla and soda were
completely sold out yesterday. The
hot weather has also added to the de
mand which has in former years been
taken care of by the saloons and liquor,
dealers. The water in the city mains
has cleared up considerably during the
past twenty-four hours and that has
also lightened the burden of those who
aro seeking an oasis In the desert. If,
reports of frequenters of the bar-i
room are to believed there isn’t much
else in the beer that is sold now ex
cept water. I
Dealers who applied to the excise
board at its meeting Monday night
for license renewals are still waiting
the decision of the courts to learn
whether it will be practical to take out
the licenses. i
There has been but little change in
the situation in Washington or at the '
United States District attorney's of«
flee. One arrest was made in New
York city and eight arrests in Balti- j
Held for Law Violation
By Associated Press.
JERSEY CITY, July 3—Charmane
Dorine, a saloonkeeper of this city,
the first to be arrested by federal
agents for alleged violations of the
wartime prohibition act, is in the
county jail here pending arraignment
before a United States commissioner, j
It is alleged he sold beer of more
than 2.75 per cent, alcoholic contents.
Any person who was on the trolley
car between 5 and 6 P. M., April the
8th, 1939. and saw the accident near
Bloomflelds; where a boy. was hurt '
please get in touch with C. Miller, 598 *
Sayre Ave., Perth Amboy. , 1
5039—7-3-lt* i 1
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By fast aeroplane the NEW YORK \
AMERICAN will receive pictures of the .
big fight. Read the NEW YORK AM- ,
ERICAN Saturday and Sunday.
Power Boats to let for fishing par- i
ties Crabs are biting good. Boat runs ]
to Peter’s Beach on July 4th. William \
Walter’s, font of Market St. | (
5044—7-3-lt* \y
P. A. Hdwn. for Scissors and Shears, f
5028—7-3-6t* " 1
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191-7 Dodge Touring Car, A-l condl ; t
tion, time payment arranged. Central 1
Garage, 225 New Brunswick Ave. *
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Agreement Made Between
United States, Great Britain
and France
By Associated Press.
PARIS, July 2.—The text of the
agreement between France and the
United States and France and Great
Britain were given by the foreign of
fice late tonight.
The agreement with the United
States cites articles of the peace
treaty prohibiting Germany from
fortifying either the right or left
bank of the Rhine or assembling
forces within thirty miles east of the
Rhine and provides, in case these pro
visions do not assure France proper
security and protection, the United
States Is bound to come to the aid
of France if any unprovoked act of ag
gression is made against her by Ger
It is provided that the treaty shall
be submitted to the Council of the ,
League of Nations which will decide
whether to recognize it as an engage
ment in conformity with the League
covenant, and also provides that the
reaty shall be submitted to the United
states senate and French parliament
for approval.
TVl O tPTt rtf flip trnntw foil •
"Considering that the United States
of America arid the government of
French republic and equally animat
ed by desire to maintain peace of the
world so happily restored by the
treaty signed at Versailles on June
2S which put an end to the war be
gun by the aggression of the German
empire and terminated by the defeat
of that power and,
"Considering that the United States
of America and the government of the
>0--^republic fully convinced that
an unT"*nv?Mr>. WgyMnAUil jMHAlWifAW—m
Germany against France would not
only violate at the same time the let
ter and spirit of the Versailles treaty
to which the United States and France
are parties, thus exposing France
anew to the intolerable burden of un
provoked war, but that such an ag
gression on the part of Germany
would constitute an act reputed by the
treaty of Versailles as being against
nil the powers signatory to the treaty
and calculated to trouble the peace
of the world, Involving inevitably and
Directly the states of Europe and in
directly the entire world, as experi
ence has amply and unhappily demon
strated, and,
“Considering that the United States
of America and the government of
die French republic apprehend that
the stipulations concerning the left
oank of the Rhine cannot assure im
mediately to France, on one hand,
ind to the United States on the other,
is signatory powers to the treaty of
Versailles, appropriate securities and'
"Consequently the United States of
America and the government of 'ye
French republic having decided to
;onclude a treaty to realize these
lecessary ends, Woodrow Wilson,
President of the United States of
America, and Robert Fansing, secre
:iry of state, specially authorized to
hat end by the President of the
Jnited States of America, and
Jeorges Clemenceau, president of the,'
:ouncil of ministers and minister of
var and Stephen PIchon, minister of
foreign affairs, especially authorized
o that end by Raymond Polncaire,
oresident of the French republic,
-- a fnlUmimr
"Article 1: The following stipula
lons concerning the left bank of the
[thine are contained in the peace
reaty signed with Germany at Ver
lailles June 28, 1911, by the United
States of America, the government of
;he French republic and by the Bri
ish empire, among other powers:
"Article XUI: Germany is prohib
ted from maintaining or construct
ng fortifications either on the left
>ank of the Rhino or the right bank
vest of a line running BO kilometers
o the east of that river.
“Article XUII: In the area defined
ibove the maintenance and the as
embly of armed forces, either per
nanently or temporarily, and mili
ary maneuvers of any kind, as well
s the upkeep of all permanent work
or mobilization are in the same way
“Article XUIV: In case Germany A
iolates in any manner whatever pro- yzV
islons of Article XLII and XUIII It
ihall be regarded as committing a
rnstile act against the powers signa
ory of the present treaty amf as cal
ulated to disturb the jrfcace of the
“In case these /Stipulations should
iot assure immediately to France the
appropriate -security and protection,
he United' States of America shall
e bound to come immediately to her
id In case of any unprovoked act of
iggression directed against her by
(Continued on page S)
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All members are urged to at
tend a Military Field Mass,
Friday, July 4th, at Wood
bridge. Special auto service
from club rooms at 9 o’clock
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