MILITARY PROBE STARTS IN MINE WAR
Warfare Breaks Out Again At Belfast; Several Killed
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TO GUARD AGAINST
Suits Against Unions Started
by South Illinois Coal Co.
PROBE IS UNDER WAY
Officials Must Explain Failure
to Take Action to Pre
HERRIN. III.. June 24 (By The
Associated Press)—A state military
investigation of the Lester mine
massacre which took between twen
ty-live and forty lives was begun
today by a board headed by Major
General Aliiton Foreman of the
state militia, acting under orders
from Governor Leu Small, which
were issued when the chief execu
tive became aroused over failure of
local officials to take any steps
against the miners who captured and
killed the majority of etrikebreak
ers working in the strip mines.
General Foreman and hU commis
sion reached here this morning.
They were met by Colonel Samuel
Hunter of the adjutant general's
office and continued to Marlon, the
county seat, where conferences with
the state attorney and sheriff were
A tour of the area of the fight was
made and 1*. was expected numerous
persons dbik»™ iu ■ ■ °
Of the disorders would be called
before the board.
General Foreman has been In
structed to learn, why the. state's
attorney had not taken steps to
wards convening a special grand
Jury, why the coroner’s Inquest had
not been held and why the offielale
repeatedly refused to autfeoftan Cob
Hunter to cell for troops even after
an Indignation meeting of miner*
was held the day before the fight
ing started and even before the
miners marched on the mine#.
Failure of the locel officials to
send out an adequate .force of dep
uties the night before tho fighting
began and the following day. also
eras a point to be investigated.
Search for. bodies continued to
day at some points In the county,
although the searching parties were
few Twenty-two bodies have been
recovered and it waa considered cer
tain that many more were killed.
To Fix Amount of Damage
CHICAGO. June 24 (By The As
sociated Press).—Estimates of the
amount of property damage at the
determination of the cold figure# to
be fixed as the legal value of human
Uvea lost In the mine riot and mas
•acre of ''bloody" Williamson county
were being complied today in vrtpa
ratlon for the damage suit which the
Bouthern Illinois Coal Company an
nounced will be filed against the
International Unloji of the united
Mine Workers and the county. The
suite will aggregate more than
11,000,000, according to Follett W.
null, counsel for William J. Les
ter. president or the company.
With reports of abandonment of
closed mines by pumpers and other
help left to protect shut down points
during the coal strike, amounts of
property damage remained uncer
tain until It could be ascertained
how far flood damage to abandoned
mines would run.
Suits will be filed not only for
company but on behalf of the s|ain
employes. Cases In the fede'ral
court probably will be started at
Indianapolis where headquarters of
Ihe union are established.
Ask for Machine Guns
CHICAGO. June *4.—Counsel for
the Southern Illinois Coal Company,
whose strip mine was destroyed
Mondsy. today sent a telegram to
Adjutant General Carlos Black at
9prlngfield .requesting that machine
guns be sent to WUUamstown county
Counsel stated that the sheriff of the
county refused to do his duty.
Mine Union Is Sued
INDIANAPOLIS. June *4.—(By
The Associated Press)—The United
Mine Workers of America and all of
flioers and members of the company
were made defendants In an injunc
tion tiled by Clara Masson, owner
of the Peacock coal mine In Knox
The court Is asked in the suit to
restrain union miner* from continu
I it efforts to close so-called wagon
mines John L. Lewis, as president
of the union, was made defendant.
Saa ua for tan mowers sad garden
hose. Rally * McAlInden Co.
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Brother of John D. and Stan
dard Oil of N. Y. Head Dies
TARRTTOWN, N. Y.. June 24: —
William Rockefeller, oil magnat?
and brother of John D. Rockefeller,
died here today of pneumonia short
ly before 7 o'clock. Mr. Rockefeller
had been 111 at his homt Rocke
wood Hall, since Sunday, Dut word
of his condition was not made pub
lic. Five doctors under the charge
of Mr. Rockefeller's personal physi
cian. Dr. E. J. Robertson, were !n
attendance. Practically the entire
Rockefeller family was assembled
at the death bed.
Mr. Rockefeller had just com
pleted building a $260,000 mosoo
lum in the Sleepy Hollow cemetery..
Mr. Rockefeller, who was eighty
one years old, had not recently been
active In business although he was
active head of the Standard Oil
Company of New York from Its es
tablishment In 1865 until 1911. Al
though somewhat overshadowed by
his eldest brother, John D., he was
one of the richest men In America.
Although he retained many of h4a
directorships. Mr. Rockefeller of late
years shifted many of his business
responsibilities to the shoulders of
his son. Percy. It was generally be
lieved that his fortune was between
$100 000,000 and $250,000,000 con
centrated In various Standard Oil
companies, Anaconda copper, Con
solidated Gas, Brooklyn Union Gas,
St. Paul and National City Bank*.
ARMS PARLEY TREATY
TOKIO, June 24 (By The Asso
ciated Press)—The Japanese privy
council today approved unanimously
the quadruple treaty recommended
at the Washington arms confer
ence. The treaty was sent to the
prince regent for ratification. He
promised that this formality would
be carried out.
Japan will evacuate Siberia by
October SO, next. It was learned to
THE COURT OF JUSTICE
THE HAGUE, June 24.—(By The
Associated Press)—The permanent
court of International Justice made
public today a message from Secre
tary of State Hughes, which Is the
first American recognition of the
permanent court. Secretary Hughes
In reply to a communication said:
"The state department will be
glad to receive any communication
from the court. Any letters signa
tory or commission for taking testi
mony which may be received, will
be forwarded to the appropriate au
thorities in the United States in or
der that they may be brought to the
attention of the cour for such acion
as It Is possible to take with refer
ence to them under the laws of this
Writ to Curb Wife's Annoyer
DETROIT. June 24.—Armed with
an injunction restraining John
Swialde from annoying his wife.
John A. Capler today was awaiting
the returning of his spouse, Mrs.
Catherine Capler. who he said had
been lured away from him by an un
holy Influence exercised over her by
WASHINGTON. June 24. — The
weather outlook for next week In
the Middle Atlantic, generally fair
with local showers end of week;
moderate temperature first half.
Miners on March
CARBONDALE. 111., June 24 (By
The Associated Press):—More than
150 miners from the Herrin district
passed through here last night and
this morning, going out of the coal
fields. They are believed to be union
men. They would give no reason
for their exit.
Car pantar work ana Jobbing promptly
attended to. (Ho. H. Thompson. 17 Uwli
St Phono 1409-W.
102 GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL
The members of the high school
graduating class are:
Gladys R. Gardin. Lillian Eisen
stadt. Esther Krankel, Marla E.
Fritzinger, A. Kathryn Howeli. Al
ice E. Isenberg, Clara C. Jensen.
Luclle 8. Joseph, Elear.cr A. Levine,
E. Margaret Olsen, Gladys E. Peck,
Minerva Polkowltz, Jennie Qolosoff.
Stephen S. Gojdics, Rollnnd J. Main
and Leonard J. Zarembs.
Marion L. Blanchard, Ida Cantor,
Annette Cutler, Gertrude D-.reson,
(Regina C. Dwyer, Ida Epstein, Clara
A. Falkenstrom, Jeanette I. Hanson,
Mariam A. Hart, Sadie Klein, Lil
lian M. Knudson. Aage Poulsen, Mil
dred Kovalchik, Ruth T. MacKenzie,
Rose G. Reilly. Margaret M. Suhar,
Dorothy E. Watson, Ethyl G. Wcin
blatt. Sophie A. Womelsdorf, Walter
C. Banks, Jr„ Robert T. Dahlll,
George E. Forman, Jr., Jack Eevin
son and Richard F. Michelson.
Normal Preparatory Curriculum
Elinor E. Barry. Rebecca Berman,
Ethel David, Regina H. Goldberger.
Olive A. Koyen. May A. I-ucey, Sa
villa Margaretten, M. Catherine Ol
sen, Elizabeth G. Rhodes and Edna
Household Arts Curriculum
Lillie M. Bjork.
Celia Beckhoff, Lucy H. Bernard.
Mollie Chmelnik. Ida Frankel, Belle
Goldberger, Fannie Goldfarb jt.adie
Goldsmith. Eleanor C. Jones, Mary
S. lareombe, Florence P. Lelchtman,
Helen K. McLaughlin, Evelyn M.
Nickenig, Edith O'Brien. Ruelita R.
Snvder, Howard W. Baker, Theo
dore Berkowltz, Jacob H. Bernstein.
Edward T. Cheshire, JunuA Chryn.
Alexander Cohen, Ker.netn w. Dav
id, Dominic d’Eustaehio, Mautin
Fine. Harry Goldstein. Geers- F.
.lilker, Charles H Hushes, Jr., How
ard M. Jensen, Julius Rasa Albert
Klein, Edward E. Lake. Meyer J. Le
vine, Edward Mahler, Benjamin
Mann, George H. Munn, Parker E.
Nielsen. Roy T. Nielsen, Edward J
ratten. James F. Patten, Georse A.
Preacher, Huyler E. Romand, Harry
Scharer. Joseph B. Schwartz, Louio
L. Seaman, Benjamin Selbst, Her
man W. Shumsky, Samuel S’adkus,
Marvin S. Smith. LeRoy R. Sturn.
Harold A. Westcpjt. Charles Wurl
i zel. Rohert O. Mcnaker.
Hearing on Alleged Violation
of Fire Code Postponed
There seems to be a misunder
standing on the part of certain resi
dents along McClellan street regard
ing the complaint made against the
Amboy Lighting Company because
of the erection by this concern of a
frame building on McClellan street
within 100 feet of Smith street. The
summonses were Issued in this case
by Recorder Harold E. Pickersgdl
on the grounds that the Are code
had been violated. No mention U
made of any violation of the build
ing code, and consequently the in
vestigation conducted by the build
ing committee of the Board of Al
dermen has little or no bearing up
on this matter.
Incidentally, however. Alderman
John E. SoAeld this morning stated
that, in the opinion of the building
committee, the frame structure is a
i/tnlatlnn rtf tVia hu IMIno’ pr\H a au
well, this code prohibiting any
frame building within 100 feet of
Smith street. Alderman SoQeld, as
chairman of the building commit
tee, said the matter had been re
ferred to the city attorney and no
action could be taken until the
meeting Monday night.
In the meantime some of the
property owners and residents along
McClellan street have made a
charge of violation of tho Qre code
and Recorder Plckersglll Issued two
summonses. The case was schedul
ed to come up In court last night,
but the recorder postponed It until
7 o'clock Tuesday night upon the
request of Harry S. Medlnets. The
attorney for the defendant asked
postponement In order that he
might further look up the law on
this matter George Miller, repre
senting D. Spltser and Robert Ful
lerton, the complainants, objected
to the postponement on the grounds
that his clients were In court and
ready to go on with the case and
that the defendants were aware of
the violations when the construc
tion was being done.
In referring to the charge against
the defendant, the lawyer for the
complainants referred to building
code violation, and the court In
formed him that it was a case of
violation of the Qre code. The lat
ter code points out that it Is a vio
lation to erect a frame structure
on Smith street or one hundred feet
either side of Smith street.
Upholstering. I.. I* Braldwood. S«t
High St. Phone 262. 1608S—6-2S-2K
Many Prizes Awarded
At School Exercises
The 1912 graduating clan of old
Amboy High—a record group In that
It la the first outgoing class to have
more than 100 members— last'night
bid adieu to the portals of the Alma
Mater behind which, for the pa*t
four years they, as boys and girls,
received the Instruction which will
fit them for their serious future un
dertakings. It was an Imposing
sight to see the 101 boys and girls
still In their 'teens, smile radiantly
with well deserved and hard earned
pride as they received their diplo
mas from the hand of John K.
Sheehy, president of the Board cf
Although almost worthless as far
as actual material value Is concern
ed, the diploma portrays to the
graduate and under-graduate the
highest goal obtainable in school life
and the occasion of being awarded
Chrome and Keasbey Chem
ical Plants Defendants in
Federal Court Action
NEWARK, June 24 —Ten com
plaints have been tiled in federal
court by the Chemical Foundation
Company, Inc., of Wilmington, Del.,
charging four chemical companies
in New Jersey with using a German
patent to make dyes.
The chemical company claims it
purchased the patents following
seizure during the war. Two of the
defendants are E. C. Klipstein, of
Chrome, and the General Ceramics
Has Not Resigned
HONG KONG. June 24 (By The
Associated Press):—Sun Yat Sin.
who claimed the presidency of
China through virtue of his election
by members of the old parliament,
has not yet resigned his office an,l
will not resign under fVee, in an
interview on the cruiser by which
he escaped Canton when the latter
city was captured.
S. P. C. A. Causes Fine
SAYREVILLE. June 24.—S. P. C.
A. Inspector Knothe arrested Mich
ael Qulllan. of South Amboy, here
this week, charging him with driv
ing a horse with a sore neck. Re
corder Lehman imposed a fine of $5.
If your coal or gas raage doe* not bake |
or burn. I will make It do so or'no charge I
r. J. Larkin, 1ST McClellan St. Tel. ti4
. this certificate is one never to be
! forgotten by any graduate who has
himself or herself experienced that
same thrill, possibly many years ago.
And it was during the presenta
tion of the diplomas to the 102 grad
uates last night, that visions came
to many in the audience of similar
occasions when instead of more than
one hundred, there stood on the
platform of the old high school au
ditorium a score or less graduates.
It not only decisively emphasized the
growth of the city but also the in
creased realization from year to year
of the value of a high school educa
tion with the result that more and
more students are annua'ly com
pleting their course instead of dis
continuing their schooling upon
leaving the grades.
Possibly because of the unusually
large class, possibly because of the
brilliant speaker of the night or pos
sibly because of the excellent music
furnished by the high school or
chestra, the exercises last night
seemed to be more impressive than
thoee held in previous years. The
stage haf been attractively decorat
ed with flowers while in the back
ground a large "1922” was conspicu
ous, this being lighted during the
singing of the class song, which by
the way showed the ability and ver
satility of its members, the music
having been composed by Howard
Baker and the words by Gladys
(Continued on page 3)
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Economy, Open Meetings,
War on Paving and Cut
in County Tax
NEW BRUNSWICK, June 24:—
Robert Carson, of this city, whose
name has been mentioned as a pos
sible Republican candidate for free
holder, is receiving encouragement
from friends in ail parts of the
county. Mr. Carson has practically
said in the past that if he is elected
he will donate his first year's salary
to charity. In the event he runs he
will make as his platform: “Econo
my. No more star chamber sessions.
War on patent paving ring. Reduc
tion in county taxes.”
The entrance of Mr. Carson into
the contest is anticipated notwith
standing hie failure to announce his
candidacy as yet as it is known he
has received letters from all parts
of the county urging him to be a
candidate on an "economy” plat
form. As he has had years of ex
perience in politics Mr. Carson
would be in a position to make a
strong run. his friends point out.
The two present Republican free
holders whose terms expire this
year, I>r. Louis J. Belloft and Clar
ence M. Haight, are both candidates
Haig to Go Into Liquor Trade
LONDON. June 24—Field Mar
shal Earl Haig soon is to re-enter
the liquor trade with which he for
merly was connected, the firm of
John Haig & Company. The con
trolling interest was acquired in 1919
by the Distillers Company of Edin
burgh, holding corporation for one
of the largest whiskey irterests in
the world. The field marshal will
join the distillers board In July.
The correct address of the United Unit
and Hope Stores Company la 255A Smith
Street. Instead of S20A Smith Street, ar
quoted In yesterday's issue. 5-14—It*
Don’t neglect your lawn. Usn mower
and garden hose at Kelly A McAllnden Co
German Leader's Slayer
Escapes After Murder
In Suburb Of Berlin
BERLIN. June 24 (By The Aseo- ,
elated Press)—Dr. Walter Rathnau,
German foreign minister of affairs
was assassinated this morning. The
minister wan shot and instantly
killed when he left his residence in !
Greunewaid a suburb of Berlin, for
the foreign office in an automobile, j
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Battle in County Antrim Last
Night With Crown Forces- |
London is Uneasy
BELFAST, June 24.—Four Irish
Republican army men were killed
and eeveral wounded at Cushendall
in the southeastern county Antrim
last night when they ambushed a
party of military and special Ulster
constables. The crown forces suf
fered no casualties.
The constables and military left
Bally Mena in western county An
trim at 8:30 o'clock. While pass
ing through the main street of the
village of Cushendall an hour later
they were attacked by a larger body
of Republican soldiers who held
positions on the high ground com
manding the road. The crown forces
left their motor care and a running
The bodies of their killed and
wounded comrades were recovered
by the ambushing party.
In the Republican campaign in
this district a month ago a bank and
houses of many loyalists at Cushen
dail were burned.
No Acts or Reprisal
LONDON, Juns 24.—Belief that *o
far as Ulster is concerned, there
would be no actg of reprisal for the
death of Reid Marshal Wilson, was
expressed bv Sir James Craig.
This statement was made by Sir
lames to a newspaper representa
LONDON, June 24.—(By The As
sociated Press)—The probable effect
o fthe assassination of Field Mar
shall Wilson on the political situa
tion attracted attention this morn
ing and all the newspapers specu
late on the position of the British
Indignation over the murder is
combined with the feeling that it
should have been prevented.
Monday's session of the House of
Commons may see the erection of the
coalition members, who are Inclined
to combine with the "Die-Hards"
The report of a widely organized
plot against English public men ex
ists, but it is said that if such plot
I continues the slaying of the field
1 marshal cannot be connected with
The official precaution to protect
public men have not been extended
to the closing of the public galleries
MOVE TS MIKE BUSSES
STOP IT R. R. CROSSING
City Attorney Leo Goldberger. has
received notice from the Public
Utility Commission to the effect that
on Wednesday morning at 10:45 i
o'clock daylight saving time, a hear.
Ing will be held at the rooms of it«
commission at 790 Broad street,
Newark, on the question as to
whether or not jitney busses shall
be required to come to a complete
'op before proceeding to pass over j
the crossings of railroad tracks and
public highways where such tracks
and highways are located at the,
\ same time.
The assassin escaped. Official an
nouncement of l>r. Rathnau’s death
was made ir. the Reichstag.
The murderer, who was driving In
a motor car, slowed up as he wee
nearing Dr Rathnau and shot
twice at the foreign minister, the
shots taking immediate fatal effect.
Rutting on high speed the assassin
escaped. No clue to the identity of
the murderer has been secured up
till noon today.
On receiving news of tb«> a seal -
nation this morning the American
embassy promptly hoistediits flag at
New* of the assassination reached
the Reichstag at 11 o'clock just when
the commission on taxation bad con
vened Two socialists jumped up
shouting to Dr. «elffrefch: “Ton are
They threatened to pounce upon
him and Dr. Helffrelch hastily left
the committee room.. In one of the
Reichstag lounges & heated out
break occurred between a group of '
deputies belonging to the left and e
part of representative# of the other
extreme. When the newe was com
municated to the Reichstag Itself
at 11:25. it was received with deep
emotion after which the Reichstag
GRANT TRANSFER OF BUS 1
LINE TO ROOSEVELT
The Public Utility Board has
granted the application of Steven I
Horvath, of Woodbrldge. „far
transfer of his motor bus license to
Stephen Saffran of Port Reading,
according to an announcement made
today by City Attorney Ooldberger.
The bus Is known as the Liber y
Bus Line and operates between th.s
city and Roosevelt.
The Public Service Company oh •
jected to the transfer of the bu»,
rlalmlnp that tho rmitki riin« r>ur»l.
lei to the trolley line. However, the
commission granted the tranafe.
with the understanding that the bus
■hall not accept paaeengera who be
gin and end their trips on Smith
street, between Water and Prospect
street*: who begin and end the:r
trips between the municipality ol
Woodbridge on Rahway avenue and
the municipality of Perth Amboy on
Smith street, nor accept passengers
who begin and end their trips ou
Rahway avenue between Freeman
street and Main street. Woodbridge.
Indications are that the commis
sion will not grant any further
transfers of buses operating between
Roosevelt and this city as too manv
lines are in operation on the route
at the present time, the exact num
Hearing is Postponed
The hearing for William 8. De
Lisle of Allaire, on the charge of
violating the prohibition act was not
held before United States Commis
sioner John A .Delaney today as
scheduled. Upon the request of
Thomas P. Fay of Dong Branch, at
torney for DvLisIe, Commissioner
Delaney postponed the case until
July 22. DeLisle la undsr $1,009
Held in County Jail
NEW BRUNSWICK. June 24 —
William Gelfand. of New Brunswick
has been placed in the county Jail
by Probation Officer Charlas M
MacWilllam following his admission
to a theft in the New Brunswick T.
M H. A. Gelfand was arrested in
1921 on a forgery charge and placed
an probation. He haa now forfeited
Racing Schooner in Trouble
HALIFAX. June 24—The schoon
er Puritan, out of Gloucester, pro
spective contender in the fisher
man’s races next fail, has been left
on Sable Island.
Advices received here «av tbit
seven men have reached shore but
that fifteen are missing. The seven
men snd captain who were wived
reached shore in dories.
Palate Varnishes and Oila a- Kelly a
Me AltaCan Co. 1H*«—S-IJ-9—
PRIZE WINNERS OF TOUNO ARTIST'S PAGE
For Week of June *rd, 1922.
FI ret Award—Minnie Toft. 21 8mlth Street, Perth Amboy.
, Second Award—David Blatt, 22 < Hall Avenue, Perth Amboy.
Third Award—Bertram Knudson, 309 Barclay St.. Perth Amboy.
BLUB RIBBON BUTTER
IS HEALTHFUL AND DELICIOUS
MAKES MEALS BETTER
SOLD BY BEST DEALERS
J. KRETT FROM EUROPE
Polish Lecture to be held
Ladies and Gentlemen—Free
Be sure to attend the Great Auc
tion Sale of Upper Woodbrldge Ave
nue Lots at Metuchen. Bargains and
presents for all. Bring your red
PAIjACE BARBER SHOP
SOS Madison Avenue
One bottle perfume given
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The following Banks of this City have decided that on
and after JULY 1ST, 1922. they will remain open for busi
ness ONLY one evening each week, namely SATURDAY
EVENING from 7 to 8 o’clock.
Regular Banking Hours
Daily..A. M. to 3 P. M.
Saturday.A. M. to 12 Noon
7 P. M. to 8 P. M.
First National Bank Perth Amboy Trust Oampaaj
Raritan Trust Company City National Bank
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