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Vote Today On Treaty
Ratification Likely To
Come In Parliament
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• DUBLIN, Jan. 7 (By The Associated Press).—The
Dail Eireann appeared to he within a few hours of a vote
on the Anglo-Irish treaty, when it concluded its morning
session today. Debate on the treaty was continued through
out. the forenoon meeting, and was to proceed during tlw
afternoon, lasting probably until 6 or 7 o'clock before a \jM.e
could be reached.
The second session was expected to bring forth ....
important speech against the treaty by Charles Burgess, '
the minister of defense, while Arthur Griffith, was to close
the debate with a. general summing up and an appeal foi
approval of the pact.
New York Detectives Believe
Negro Who Killed Two Po
licemen is in N. J.
NHW YORK, Jan 7.—Detectives
searching for Luther Body, the ne
gro alleged to have slain two mem
bers of the New York police force
Thursday night, crossed over into
New Jersey today in their quest.
Leading the sleuths was John Body,
brother of the man for whom vir
tually ever member of the depart
ment has been looking for more than
twenty-five hours He asserted he
would arrest his brother on sight if
officers of the law were not within
•Get Body." was the order that
went i’Ui t i the uniformed and plain
clothes men. It was known that the
fugitive had relatives in Montclair
and Bellvilie and it was reported
late last flight that he had been seen
in Montclair. There were skeptical
policemen who scouted the idea that
the negro had broken through the
cordon established about the "black
belt ’ in Harlam, where the double
killing occurred, ar.d they were
maintaining a careful watch for him
Body, tfce policemen knew, wns
well armed and they expected he
would fight to the death in the event
he was discovered.
Why the Board of Freeholders in
sisted upon sending children to
Bonnie Burns sanitarium in Union
county at an expense of $17 a week
each, when it was possible to enter
the children in the sanitarium at
Farmingdale, Monmouth county, at
an expense of only $1.25 a day or
58.75 per week each, was one of the
matters that puzzled the directors
of the Middlesex County Anti-Tuber
culosis League at their regular
monthly meeting in she public li
brary. this city, yesterday afternoon.
It seems that application was
made recently to the freeholders to
send two children to Farmingdale
where there is a children's sanita
rium and which had been investi
gated and found perfectly satisfac
tory. The charge there bein only
41.35 a day and it was felt that tile
county could save some money. For
some unexplained reason the com
mitment of these children t o * Farm -
ingdale win delayed and finally
when the officials at Bonnie Burns
nc titled the freeholders that there
was room there for two children,
the children were sent there al
though the cost was $17 a week for
each one.
The directors of the league^heard
tie. report of the Christmas seal
campaign yesterday showing that
tin re was now in the bank as a re
sult of the campaign $8,187, which
is more than was received all last
year, although there are many re
ports yet to be received from dn
t'erent parts of the county.
Progress toward securing a tc
berculosis sanitarium for Middle
.ex county was favorably comment
i d upon and the league will use
every effort to push the project.
1’. A. Htiwe. for Alabastine.
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DUBLIN, Jan. 7.—(By the Asso
ciated Tress)—With a vote on the
Irish treatv promised for today, the
Dail Kireann reassembled today in
an atr losphere of high tension.
Speaker MacNeill’s ruling yesterday,
refusing to let the House be diverted
from the urgent business in hand,
assured, it was believed, a clear cut
vote on the peace pact,
Damon be Valera’s resignation as
chief executive stood postponed un- .
til the division was taken, which was
expacted to be some time in the aft
ernoon. It is the concensus of opin
ion here that Jlr. de Valera’s drama- ■■
tic speech tendering his resignation '
lias left the situation regarding the
vote cn the treaty, unchanged, but
it undoubtedly has widened the
cleavoga between the opposing fac
When the Dail resumed Us ses
sion at 11:30 o’clock Speaker Mae
Nelll, who has strongly supported
tlie treaty, gave notice of a mution
in his own name, reading as fol
’’That the Dail Kireann affirma
that Ireland is a sovereign "“Mtfc1
tteriving Us sovereignty from all re
spects from the will of the people
in Ireland; that all the international
relations of Ireland are governed on
the part of Ireland by that sovereign
status and all facilities and accom
modations afforded by Ireland to an
other state or country, are subject '
to the right of the Irish government
to take care that the liberty and '
well being of the people of Ireland
are not endangered.”
The object of this motion was to j
assert the principle that ratification ,
of the treaty was in accordance (j
with independence. Harry Boland,
just back from the United States,
asked for a vote of thanks for “the a
magnificent support America has
given us.” ..
, WASHINGTON. Jan. 7:—The J
general industrial outlook for New i
Jersey is promising and the consen- |
sus of reports to the U. S. Labor
Department show a distinct gradual
While the employment situation
throughout the state showed no ac* ;
tual Improvement during December
and, in fact there was a reduction in ■
the number employed, the report*
from the industrial centers were
more encouraging and optimistic M ;
to tho improvement that is expected,
to commence within thirty days and j
continue on into spring, tho report
of the United States Employment
Service for December issued today
A general revival of building has
been the greatest factor In helping
the employment situation. Tho
building boom seems general
throughout New Jeisey, New York
and Pennsylvania. Fabricating
plants are active due to several large
1.nil ling projects. The encouraging
feature of the reporc is the slight but
continuous increase in employment
in the basic or non-seasonal indus
tries, like * extile, iron and steel and
other metals, lumber, leather and
Policewoman on Duty.
Policewoman Jensina Olesen re*
ported for duty at headquarters this
morning after being confined to he*
homo for two days by illness.
Banquet Is Postponed.
The annual banquet of the Cham*
1 or of Commerce scheduled to b€
li< M at the NVw Packer House oil
.: i miai v H». has been postponed UA- *
(it SO I, I future date, which will be ■
« i i. d on by the committee. ;
S|»ccial Policeman Killed
JMIi.^EY CITY, Jay. 7.—GeovgMM
C , jh r. *.i* Passaic a special police
man for the Erie Ttailroad, was kxlI
. <1 today when, he was knocked
from the 1 op a moving freight
train in the Eri" tunnel. Hjft was
struck by the mo- o fthe tiwnol. j
Tl.-" umb i dmied wish to thank fHvmln
mid neighbor**. also Dr. Lund anil l'n*
dertaker Carretsnn for their services . nd -,
Rev. Dr. Ganss for hta comforting v-c.-dj, ’
in our recent bereavement of Old Mother
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True Bills Are Found for Va
rious County Offenses
Returned to Daly
Local Man Will be Put on
Trial Jan. 18--Tested for
One murder indictment and twelve
other indictments for various crim
inal offenses were returned to Judge
Daly in the county court late yester
day afternoon by the' grand jur>.
The indictment for murder was
against Alex Szeler. of 334 St*ckton
street, Perth Amboy, who on New
Year’s day confessed to the police
of that city that he had killed his
wife. The rest of the indictments
were all of a miscellaneous charac
ter and will be tried before Judge
Daly in the county courts.
The grand jury session was a busy
1 one, lasting from 10 o’clock yester
" ' day morning until 5 o’clock in the
’ afternoon. Immediately following
its returns to Judge Daly the jury
took a recess until January 20.
Anticipating that a murder indict
ment would be returned against
Szeler, Prosecutor Joseph E. Striek
er had gone ahead with preparations
for the trial and by arrangement
with Judge James J. Bergen, of the
supreme court, the man will be tried
nn .Tannnrv 18.
Three prisoners who had *een
held In tho county jail to await the
action of the grand jury were haled
before Judge Daly yesterday after
noon for the purpose of entering
pleas to the indictments against
them. John Chesmar, o£ Perth Am
boy, indicted for breaking, entering
and larceny at the saloon of James
Gerity at Smith street and Watson
avenue, on November 20, pleaded
not guilty. He was held under bail
Of $500 anil Jaso Lowenkopf assigned
as his counsel.
John Suez! of Plainsboro pleaded
sot guilty to an indictment charging
Him witli assault and battery upon
'ieorge Bobko and threatening him
,-yith a revolver. Bail was fixed at
1500. Franklin M. Ritchie was as
signed ns attorney for the prisoner.
To an Indictment alleging atro
cious assault and battery on his
wife. Jofina, Jo&eph Zulcewicz, of
South River, entered a plea of guilty
and was remanded to the county jail
to await an investigation into his
case by Probation Officer Charles
. Coolidge Coming to Middlesex
Vice President Calvin Coolidge will
speak at the luncheon of the eighth
annual Inter-scholastic debating
conference being held here by the
Philoclean Literary Society of Rut
gers College and the State Univer
sity of New Jersey. The subject of
his address has not been announced
but will he on some timely topic.
Over two hundred delegates are ex
pected to attend.
Weather Predictions
WASHINGTON. Jan. 7.—Weather
predictions for next week for the
Middle Atlantic States: Unsettled
with rain or snow at the beginning
and again Friday or Saturday. Oth
erwise fair and normal temperature.
The undersigned desire to thank rela
tives and friftnds for their kindness and
floral tributes In their recent bereavement
especially do their wish to thank Under
taker Hillpot Rev. T. J. McClement and
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Markano.
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wall, and see at a glance.
Which Is the better way?
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ATLANTIC CITY, Jan. 7—County
Physician L. It. Souder announced
that an inquest would be held into
the death of Irene Michaelson, of
Philadelphia, who succumbed to nn\
attack of peritonitis in the City
Hospital early today after an alleged
operation at the sanatorium of Dr.
W. H. Bricker, Jr. Police said that
a new charge for which no bail
could be acceptahlo would be pre
ferred against Bricker.
The girl created a sensation here
Thursday by leaping from the sec
ond story window of the Bricker
Sanatorium in the heart of the most
exclusive residential section.
Commission Government Pe
titions Reported in Circu
« lation Here
Although Senator Morgan F.
Larson, leader of the Republicans
in this city, this morning denied
that the organization is planning to
launch a commission government
campaign at once, it has been learn
ed that certain Republicans are con
templating the circulation qf peti
tions asking for an election on the
subject. Senator Larson when ques
tioned as to what he knew about
the move said he knew absolutely
nothing of any such action and was
certain that the city organization is
not behind the move. "It is possi
hie " bn “thnt snmii fUsnnnnint
ed office seekers and office holders
are starting such a move but the
organization i« not taking a hand in
Reports were prevalent about the
city this week that at least one peti
tion, favoring a commission govern
ment election, was in circulation and
that 200 names had been placed up
on it. No one could be found, how
ever, who had actually seen the
petition. One of the men, a Repub
lican, whose name has been con
nected with the new move, when
questioned this morning said that
no petition had been circulated as
yet but plans were being made "by
certain members of both parties” to
start agitation at once for commis
sion government.
If another attempt is made to
secure a commission form of gov
ernment in Perth Amboy it will be
the third try within five years. The
first election was held on October
16, 1917. At this time the move
was defeated by 183 votes, 1480 op
posing the measure while 1207 voted
in favor of it. In the .early part of
1920 agLtation for a change In the
manner of city government was
again started and the election was
held August 17, 1920. At this time
the measure was defeated even
worse than at the first election,
there being a 398 vote majority for
those opposing any change in gov
ernment. The total vote on the
question in 1920 was forty-one less
than 1917 which showed that less
interest was taken then than at the
first election. The vote was 1567
igainst the commission form of gov
ernment and 1169 in favor of it.
The law does not permit of the
holding of a commission government
election during the first term of a
mayor’s term. If the election is not
held this year, the second of Mayor
Wilson’s term, it will be impossible
to again hold an election until 1924.
Arrest Alleged Burglars
NEW YORK, Jan. 7—State Is
land detectives planted in a store
in West New Brightofi last night
caught two burglars red handed
early this morning. In attempting
to get away one was shot in the leg
and the other got a bullet so close
to him that it passed through his
hat. The store was entered the
right before and the matter report
ed to the police yesterday. Captain
Ernest Van Wagner with Detective
Coro'ao nta Aplrrirmon nnr* Tnlf VlPn
thinking that they would return to
complete the job lay in wait in the
store. About 2 o’clock this morn
ing they were rewarded when two
r.ien forced their way into the store.
When surprised at work the two
showed fight and the detectives
opened fire.
Baby Suffocated to Death
NEWARK, Jan. 7:—Mrs. Henry
Khrasewitz, of Irvington, wrapped
her four months’ old baby daughter
Dorothy In a blanket last night af
ter having given her a bath. This
morning the baby was found dead,
evidently from suffocation, accord
ing to a doctor who was summoned.
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Specialists In Circulated Heat
Claim Former Service Man
Can Not be Fired by Dem
Appointment of New Police
men Also Taken Up--Will
More evidence that the Perth Am
boy Post 4 5. American Legion is
lighting for the interest of the de
serving ex-service men was mani
fested last nigh* at a regular meet
ing in the Y. M. C. A. when a long
and stormy session held forth r»
suliing in the appointment of a com
mittee to investigate certain condi
tions. ‘ One of the matters upper
most in the minds of the men was
the removal of John Hunt from his
position at City Hr.tl as clerk in the
Board of Tax Assessors, and the
action although taken at a meeting
of the Board of Aldermen will not
go unchallenged. A committee
which will go into the matter thor
ougnly wh, report and definite ac
tion will be taken by the post.
The facts of the case showed that
Hunt held the position before his
service in the army, was re-instated
upjn his honorable discharge and at
the last meeting of the aldermanlc
board was dismissed without chares
of any nature being made against
It was claimed that a serious in
justice has been done Hunt and af
ter the clearing up of one technical
ity embodied in the law, definite ac
tion can be taken. It was also stated
upon legal advice that if the term
of office of the clerk is not fixed for
a definite period, the discharge is
illegal. As far as can now be learn
ed, the period of incumbency is not
limited and according to the resolu
tion passed February 5, 1917, where
in Hunt was given the position, no
length of time was specified.
According to Chapter 124 or tne
Laws of 1919, regarding .soldiers,,
sailors and marines honorary dis
charged from the United States serv
ice, no one in this class can be put
out of an appointive position- for
political reasons unless the term of
office is previously fixed by law, or
charges brought against him.
A resolution was introduced last
night protesting the action and af
ter investigation by a committee the
matter will be followed up.
Some discussion was held in re
gard to the recent police appoint
ments and an investigation will also
be made in this matter.
The relief work of the post was
also talked of last night and the
favorable action which has been re
cicved in one particular case was
deemed worthy of mention. A pa
tient in the P'ox Hills hospital, who
was stationed in a tubercular ward
which harbored advanced cases ask
ed the assistance of the local post,
both in obtaining compensation and
a transfer to a western hospital. The
patient had been in touch with his
congressmen, had communicated
with Washington personally and
through the Red Cross as well <is
other agencies, allied the assistance
of his family and worked through
other mediums but, after being at
Fox Hills more than six months
had received not one favorable com
munication in regard to his cas?.
The local post through Commander
Thompson, taking up the matter
about a month ago has procured for
the patient not only his transfer
to Fort Baird, New Mexico, but
traveling expenses and compensa
tion for some months back is as
According to a resolution passed
last night, the term of office of the
present incumbents will end March
1. The following officers will be
elected at that time to remain in
charge until January 1, 1923 follow
ing which time the elections will
take place annually at the end of
the year, the term of office being
twelve months.
The resolution ousting Hunt was
opposed by the two Republican
members of the board when the
measure was brought up for a vote
last Tuesday night and it is expected
Mayor Wilson will veto it. It will
then be necessary for the aldermen
to pass the resolution over the may
or’s veto. As the aldermen do not
meet until January 16, Hunt will
continue in office until then.
Carpenter work and jobbing promptly
ittended to. Oeo H. Thompson. 87 Lewis
St. Phone 1409-W.
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Every Saturday evening at the New
Pucker House, Perth Amboy, N. J., from
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Just how keenly the resignation i
of Principal Henry S. Hulse, Jr., is
felt was manifested yesterday by the
teachers of the Gram mar school
who gathered unknown to Mr. Hulse
to devise some means of retaining
him at the head of the institution.
Many of the forty teachers ignorant
of the knowledge of Mr. Hulse’s
move, were thoroughly taken aback
when the purpose of the meeting
was explained and tears shed free
ly. An air of depression at first,
with determination when the session
closed, lent evidence that the group
felt that something big was at stake.
Several resolutions were passed'at
this meeting which,, if it depends
upon the three dozen odd teachers
who co-operated with him, will re
tain Mr. Hulse in his present posi
tion. The Grammar school teachers
have gone on record as being thor
oughly opposed to Mr. Hulse’s de
parture and a movement has been
started to take the matter up with
the Board of Education which, it Is
felt, can adjust matters in the way
of an increased salary.
The group was astonished to think
that the Board of Education would
accept this resignation, knowing in
what esteem Mr. Hulse was held
both in that body and throughout
the cominm.ity. The sentiment was
expressed that if Mr. Hulse is good
enough for Newark he is good
enough for Perth Amboy. It is also
the opinion of the teachers that Mr.
Hulse is directly responsible for
bringing the grammar school to
compare favorably with any in the
state. Mr. Hulse's department, it was
stated wou d mean a serious educa
tional, civic and social loss to Perth ,
Amboy foLowing which numerous j
instances were given of the Prinei- ‘
pal's activities hero within the past
fifteen years.
In order to bring about the reten
tion of Mr Hulse letters went out
yesterday to Mayor Wilson, the
Board of A ldennen. the Board of j
Education, the Chamber of Com- j
merce, the Ked Cross of America, the
Boy Scouts of America, the Women’s
Club, the Girls’ Cub and several
other organizations inviting their
assistance in serving on various com
mittees to bring about a favorable
acti jn.
A special meeting of the Grade
Teachers Association as well as the
Perth Amboy Teachers Association
has been asked for, to be held Mon
day afternoon in the High School
Yesterday afternoon, while the
attitude of his teachers was as yet
entirely unknown to Mr. Hulse, a
short meeting was called by the
principal at which he spoke to them
briefly, thanking them for their co
operation throughout the years and
attributing the* success of the Gram
mar School to their efforts. Mr.
Hulse also mentioned the occasion
when ho had resigned some ten
years ago, but because of the pub
lic. sentiment was forced to recon
sider, and begged that the teachers
allow him to go this time with as
little public demonstration as pos
sible. Mr. Hulse, however, does not
realize how colossal the sentiment,
especially among his teachers, is,
nor, at the time did he know that
a movement lyas already afoot to,
as one of the teachers expressed it.
“keep the good things we have in
JPerth Amboy right here.’’
ELIZABETH, Jan. 7.—Justice
James J. Bergen this morning grant
ed Joseph E. Strieker’s motion t6
take depositions as to the damage
that. John Seaman might sustain if
the Lehigh Valley Railroad Com
pany is permitted to lay a siding
along High street, Perth Amboy in
the vicinity of his property.
Thd depositions will be obtained
from real estate dealers and author
ities on roai estate values, and same
must be turned over to Justice Ber
gen at Somerville before January 16.
The court also requested that briefs
be submitted by the city of Perth
Amboy and attorney for the prose
cutor a: th sam- time the above in
formation is given.
Former Senator Thomas Brown
assisted Leo Goldberger, city attor
ney for Pe^tli Amhuy, and these at
torneys opposed the. granting of any
motion to take deposition. They con
tended that such ac tion would open
up questions which would not be
determined by rea1 estate dealers,
claiming that there is a difference
between a man who owns his own
property and a man who simply
•jolds some property for investment.
Attorney Brown declared that
there would be room for an eight
foot sidewalk after the siding is
placed and he youkl not see how
unreasonable damage could be caus
ed. Justice Bergen at. this point de
clared that this i: the reason why he
granted the motion to take deposi
tions to see whether the damage
would bo reasonable or unreason
Balfour and Hughes Are Ex
pected to Meet Chinese
Delegation .
WASHINGTON. Jan. 7.—(By the
Associated Press)—Arthur J. Bal
four am. Secretary Hughes, it \vus
stated today by a British spokesman
probably will await a joint request
from the Japanese and Chinese dele
gates to the arms conference, to me
diate the Shantung dispute before
stepping into the breech caused yes
terday when the conversations be
tween the two groups came to an end
after failing to agree on terms of
payment for the Kjao-Chow-Tsinan
fu railway
Messrs. Hughes and Balfour, the
spokesm. n said however, likely
would agree to meet the Chinese
delegation in response to its request
made late yesterday. They thus
would receive the Chinese report on
the situation.
The British vietv is that the situa
tion is so delicate that it would be
difficult for the British and Ameri
can delegation heads to intervene
at the instance of the Chinese with
out the Japanese joining in the re
Reported Seeking Office of
Governor or Congressman
-He Makes IMo Comment
MATA WANT Jan. 7:—United
States District Attorney Elmer if.
Geran’s resignation, which has been
tendered at the request of Attorney
General Harry M. Daugherty, will
take effect February 15 and already
rumors are beginning to connect his
name with the office of congressman
or governor.
Mr. Geran will resume the gener
al practice of law at Asbury Park,
where he recently opened an office,
after his term as district attorney
expires and he has refused for the
present to make any comment upon
his plans for the future. Reports
have it, however, that in* is consid
ering either opposing Congressman!
T. Frank Appleby, of Asbur.. Park, i
who will seek reelection, or entering
the gubernatorial race next fall.
The undersigned desire to express their
sincere thanks to relatives, friends and
neighbors for sympathy extended to them
and floral pieces sent in tlieir recent be
reavement in the q.-ath »f the r telcv 1
husband and father, Hans Gregerson, also
wish to thank Pastor Robert St blotter
and Undertaker Perl Gatretson for satis
factory services rendered.
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We wish to thank the Chief,
partment, together with the polie
and efficient manner in which th
of the stock, at. the tire that oceiiri
day, January 4th, 1922, and we a
Mayor, Mr. Wm. C. Wilson, and
Murthagh, for the fire proof, hi
nt the time of the erection of the
State St.
January oth, 1922.
Investigation by Government
Agents Show Fair Prices
Charged Here
No Cut, However, in Price of
Coal-Reductions in
Other Cities
NJiWAHK, Jan. <V—Perth Amboy
looms up as a city of low food prices,
according to figures submitted to
William B. Burpo, chief of the New
Jersey district. Although the mer
chants there pay higher wholesale
prices, the retail quotations, accord
ing to the government's investigation
into prevailing high prices, are gen
erally lower tha . other sections,
where the investigators have visited.
The coat of living is higher in
Newark than in other parts of the
state. The probers learned that coal
prices were similar In most parts of
the state, varying only about twen
v-five to flftv cents a ton. The fig
ures submitted to Chief Burpo will
• forwarded to Attorney-General
Daughe u.
\u Cut In Coal Prices
Although coal dealers in some of
the larger cities of the state have
decreased the price of coni.from ten
to twenty-five cents per ton, due
m the removal on January 1 of the
three per cent government transpor
tation tax, the dealers of this city
have announced that no reduction
will take plase in the price of coil
here as the result of the removal
of transportation tax. However,
recording to figures submitted from
a-i investigation of the government,
this city is listed as a city of low
food prices, the retail prices are low
er than in any other sections.
Tlie larger coal dealers of the
city report that the transportation
tax amounts to but live or six cents
on a ton of coal and that this slight
reduction would not affect the price
of coal here. Even in view of the
fact that the dealers here will not
reduce the prico of ooal even In view
of the removal of the transportation
tax, the coal prices in Terth Amboy
are’ now considerably less than
those charged in some of the larger
cities where the lax has been allow
ed. The prices here at the present
time are: Egg. stove and chestnut
coal, $13 per ton; pea coal, $11 per
Legislative and Government
al Affairs Will be Discussed
With President Tonight
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7—Presi
dent Harding today invited a num
ber of Republican leaders in con
gress and several others prominent
in the conduct of affairs to a dinner
tunight at the White House at which
it is understood ttie legislative sit
uation and governmental affairs gen
erally will be discussed.
Those invited included five mem
bers ot tlie senate, seven of tiie
House, Secretary Weeks, Attorney
General Daugherty and John T
Adams, chairman of the Republican
national committee.
The tariff proposed modification
to allow flexible duties, as suggest
ed by President Harding and tlie
soldier bonus, would be topics for
consideration it was said, along
yith the policy of tlie administra
tion in respect to internal affairs.
Virtually all of the members of
congress invited occupy places <>r
importance in committee organisa
tion of the senate and House.
Husband Knows Where She Is
MHTIJLHKN'. .Ian. 7.—Mrs. Hr,eve
Benny of Metuchen. in a communi
cation to the News declares that she*
is in Metuchen and that her husband
knows where she is. This i< in de
nial of a report recently published
whicn set forth that her husband
had enlisted Lite aid of the Metu -hen
po!i?e in an effort tv> locate her. Mrs.
Benny declares that her husband
admitted to the cnief oi police that
he had driven her into the street at
night, and that ho had threatened
to kill her.
For Foal. CJaa and Combination Run
Kelly A- Me A linden Co. 9939—1-7-1’ *
For I’ainta and Varnishes Kelly
Me A Umlen Co. 99;::* -1-7-11•
and the Perth Amboy Eire Do
■men of the eity, for the splendid
■y saved the buildings, and most
■ed at 315B State St., on Wedncs
so want to thank our Honorable
She Building Inspector, Mr. Wm.
iek walls that they built for us
small store between 313 and 317

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