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ESTABLISHED 1832. ' NEWARK, N. J., FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1916.— 24 PAGES. _WEATHER: J^V;:„TVn,1ko,Txb,.v k.ub.i
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Board of Works Suggestion for
Joint Action by Riparian
J —————
“ Proposition to Assess All Pri-'
vate Owners—Government
Assistance Wanted.
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A proposition having as its object
the formation of a Newark bay har
bor development commission was !
suggested at the meeting of the Board 1
of M orks yesterday afternoon, tl ;
was decided to hold a conference
next week to which representatives
of Newark, Jersey City, Bayonne and
Elizabeth will be invited. The pur
pose of the movement will be to con
centrate on a Newark bay Improve
ment program that will be satisfac
tory to the municipalities along the
Commissioner Charles P. Gillen be
lieves it will be possible to assess a
large portion of the cost of dredging
' the bay and channels on the riparian
owners. He suggests legislation that
will permit an assessment for tilling
in the low lands. As a result, he
says, the waterway will lie deepened
and the adjoining lands will likewise
be benefit ted.
Colonel Charles H. McKinstrey, the
engineer for this district represent
ing the war department, is of the
NT opinidn that such a plan could be
worked out. Colonel Frederick V.
Ahbott. also of the war department,
else : ’vanced tills theory. He was
of til* pinion that by joint effort of
Newark, Jersey City, Elizabeth and
Bayonne, it would lie possible to
irlng about a development zone in
Newark bay.
Commissioner Gillen yesterday
urged upon his colleagues the im
portance and necessity of holding a
conference of officials. It Is his plan
to secure legislation which would
create a comBi'-^nn that would
finance the greater portion of the
cost of making Newark bay more
available for commerce. The United
States government, it is expected, also
will pay (or part of ihe work, while
ihe mun(c!pa||(!gs directly benefiting
would also pay their share. Tt was
also figured out that If riparian own
ers on Newark bay could be charged
' lor the benefits received the financial
problem would be materially re
• Fedrrul Aid.
Newark's single handed effort to
get a federal appropriation for New
ark bay improvement lias not met
with much suecjjss. With a united
force of the four larger cities of the
Plate interested in one program of
work and development it is the opin
ion of Commissioner Giller. that bet
‘ ler and more satisfactory results will
be obtained.
Chief Engineer Morris Tt. Sherrerd
said lie had discussed the question
with Colonel McKinstrey. He an
nounced that possibly Wednesday
next would lie the day set for the
Commissioner Arthur Tt. Denman
presented a letter from Richard C.
Jenkinson describing a lodge of rock
<n which the Bergen light is located
in Newark hay. Mr. Jenkinson. who
is a member of the New Jersey Har
bor Commission, enclosed a blue print
showing the course which vessels en
tering Newark bay have to follow
on account of this ledge of rock. The
Question of having the ledge removed
will be adopted as a part of the city's
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—President
Wilson today sent the following nom
inations for postmasters in New Jer
sey to the Senate: Mary A. Hyde,
Franklin: Thomas Quinn, Chrome:
Willard N. Apgar, Dunnellen; Har
vey II. Van Derveer, Englishtown:
Alexander A. Yard, Farmingdale;
Charles E. Paxton, Jamesburg: Rieh
: id F. White, Perth Amboy; S. Dana
1 Ely. Rutherford.
Sister Frederica Funeral
Will Be Held at Hoboken
Funeral services for Sister M.
Frederica, of the Order of Sisters of
Charity, "ill he held in the Church
of Our Lady of Grace, Hoboken, to
morrow- Solemn high mass of
requiem will be offered at 11 o'clock
v itli Uev. William B. Mnsterson, of
Caldwell celebrant. Rev. Michael P.
White, rector of St. Columba's parish
in this cit\. will deliver the eulogy.
Sister Frederica, in charge of the
parochial school of Our Tgxdy of
draco parish in Hoboken since last
September, was engaged in school
vork in Newark for thirty years,
t wentv-seven in St Bridget's parish
.ml three in SI. Columba's. She was
Mother Superior of St. Bridget’s Con
vent for seventeen years.
Fire Starting in Shed
Does Damage of $200
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fire starting in the shed in the
i car of a Turkish bath on Charlton
street, where maple leaves and other
• •yatinl used in the bathhouse are
• to**od, caused damage estimated at
*0» The origin of the fire could not
ho discovered. The proprietor of the
I athhouse, Nathan Goldberg, was un
b’e to explain how the lire could
nave started.
Boiler Explosion on Persia.
Suggests Capt. von Papen
tJ' tin* tnilrd Prc*s.
THE HAGUE. Jan. 7.—Captain
Franz von Papen, recalled German
military attache at Washington, left
i |,ir Berlin today after a brief visit to
I i (tie German legation. Several teport
1 i , rs interviewed von Papen, but drew
U l from him only the statement Uiat.tho
Jl J. British liner Persia might have been
I j|\ ,-unk by a holler explosion instead ot
’ <3 a torpedo.
Ambassador Penfield So Told in Reply to U. S. Inquiry for In-j
formation—None of Survivors Saw Submarine or Heard!
Warning, American Consul Carrels Says.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—The sub-'
marine crisis, still of uncertain status
because of lack of details, was placed
by President Wilson before the cab
inet today in its first meeting since
his return from Hot Springs. Va. The
Senate foreign relations committee
also met to consider the situation, but
as Chairman Stone was detained at
the White House by a conference
with the president, adjourned with
out action.
Although more than a week lias
passeu since the steamship Persia
was sunk in the Mediterranean, with
tlie loss of American Ute. officials
were today still, untnfonnod as to
whether the vessel was torpedoed,
and. If so. the nationality of the sub
marine, and other details which would
det<i nline the nature of the action the
White House,lias announced it will
t a lie.
Developments continued today to
indicate that tile American govern
iiuiit would withhold action, pending
official advices determining these
overnight developments included the
receipt of dispatches from Ambassa
dor Penfleld at Vienna asserting that
the Austrian government was with
out information concerning the inci
dent up to the night of January -land
front Consul Garrets at Alexandria,
Egypt, stating that he had obtained
affidavits from twenty-one survivors
and that all confirmed previous state
ments that "no warning was given and
no vessel was seen.”
Ambassador Penfield’s dispatch
added that Baron Burian, the Aus
trian foreign minister, has asked what
information concerning the Incident
was in possession of tile United States.
Officers and crew of the Persia,
Consul Garrels reported, have left
Alexandria for England. Their affi
davits, state department officials be
lieved, would he obtained upon their
arrival there.
As the cabinet assembled it was ]
made plain that the members agreed :
with the president,that in the case |
of the Persia nothing ea;i be done
until all the facts were at hand.
Some members expressed tjie opinion !
that it might never he learned wheth- !
er the Persia was sunk by a submar
ine, and if so what notion was re
Regardless of the outcome of ttie J
Persia case, however, the majority '
of the cabinet members are repre
sented as believing that the time lias
come for making certain that no fur
ther attacks on merchant ships carry
ing Americans will be made.
The administration leaders are said
to feel that continued loss of Ameri
can lives will lead the United States
into hostilities.
The Persia incident was taken up
briefly at the cabinet meeting because
Secretary Lansing bad no definite
recommendations to make in the ab
sence of specific facts regarding the
sinking of the ship. One cabinet,
member said that the mention of the
foreign situation at the meeting was i
"only superficial."
The status of the preparedness pro
gram. revenue, plans, conservation
and Mexican affairs, its well as the
submarine crises, furnished topics of
discussion at today’s session of the
The Senate resolution calling upon
tin* president for information about
Mexico was gone over thoroughly. The
administration is willing to furnish
the facts called for, and many of
them have already been assembled at
the state department.
By the Associated Press
LONDON, Jan. 7.—An announce- I
mcnt made by the Peninsular and
Oriental Steamship Company says
that the number of persons on board
the steamer Persia who have not been '
accounted for aggregate 336. of these
110 were passengers and 217 members i
of the crew.
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Whereupon Judge Who Had In
tended to Suspend Sentence
imposed a Fine.
When Jacob Greenbaum. of 311 Liv
ingston street, a Jitney driver, was
arraigned before Judge Mancusi-L'n
garo in the Second precinct police
court today, charged with passing a
trolley ear on the wrong side, he told
the court that an East Orange police
officer told him it would be all right.
"The way he explained it to me.”
Greenbaum said, "was that i ought
to give the right sltje of the car the
preference, but if it was not possible
to pass on the right to go to the left."
"I wish I had ytilir East Orange
policeman friend in here," eaiu Judge:
Maucusi-Ungaro. “Maybe he knows
a lot more things like that. I'm go
ing to suspend sentence in your case
because it is the first time you have
been brought in and not because of
your excuse. Don't ever put anything
up to East Orange in this court.”
Motorcycle Policeman Fischer, who
arraigned Greenbaum, looked around
the court vainly for another jit
ney man he had summoned yes
terday for the.same ocense in Orange
street. Leaving the courtroom, the
policeman found the missing one driv
ing over his regular route, just as
though no summons to court had been
given him.
He was William Russomano. of 387
Bloomfield avenue, Bloomfield. The
policeman put him under arrest and
brought him to court. In presenting
the prisoner, the policeman said: "I
found this fellow driving his oar and
when I asked him why he was not
tn court, he said: ‘Oh. it's all right;
my father fixed it.’”
“Oh, ho!" said Judge Mancusi-Fn
garo. "So your father fixed It? I’ll
show you how well he fixed it. Five
dollars fine. You would have gotten
off because it was your first offense,
but when fixers ‘butt in’ only fines go :
—no suspensions.”
The proceeding instituted by Ben
jamin Joseph Formans and Alfred
Stumpf against the city of Paterson
for damage to properties owned by
them, caused by the pollution of the
Passaic river, continued today before
Vice-Chancellor Stevens.
John F. Bee, court crier in the
Court of Common Pleas of Passaic
county, a real estate expert, wus call
ed as a witness for the city. He de
clared that the Gruneau property,
consisting of forty-four acres, on the
east bank of the river, opposite Thir
ty-third street. Paterson, is now
worth between $400 and $.">00 an acre.
There would be no difference in its
value after the purification of the
river, he said. He estimated the
value of the Formans and Stumpf
property at $600 an acre, but declared
that, there would be no advance there
in the price of the property radar
any condition
Adele Ritchie Reported as
Married to Guy Bates Post
NEW YORK. Jan. 7.—There was a
report along Broadway today that
Guy Bates Post, now playing in
i “Omar, the Tent-Maker." had mar
ried Adele Ritchie u week ago in At
i lantic City. In reply to a telegram
Mr. Post, who is at the Belasco The
later in Washington, wired:
I "Regret I canot confirm report that
| I have married Adele Ritchie. Accept
1 my gratitude for your courtesy in the
| matter. G. B. POST.”
Charles Bell, of this city, was mar
ried to Adele Ritchie several years
ago. He was reported out of town to
House Majority Decides to Let
'the Issue Die a Natural
From h staff Correspondent.
TRENTON. .Jan. 7.—No Morris
canal legislation will l>e aftempted
by llie Republican majority (luring
the coming session of the Legislature.
While there has been some supposi
tion that this would be the case, its
accuracy was not. clearly established i
until Just before the tlnal confer- !
ence of the Republican assemblymen
The leaders In both houses are ;
agreed that the Morris canal Issue
should be allowed to die a natural j
death, after its fiasco of 1915. Efforts |
will be expended toward smothering,
any attempt among the individual as- !
semblymen to revive the .Morris canal
bill, it has been feared that Carlton
B. Godfrey, of Atlantic City, the
speaker in 1916, would again sponsor
the Morris canal bill, but assurances !
have been virtually received that he j
will not touch the matter
Senator William T. Read, president-j
to-be of the upper bouse, briefly j
sketched the viewpoints generally j
held by the leaders, that the State j
should wait for the expiration for the!
Lehigh Valley railroad's lease upon
the Morris canal a few years hence [
and then take tin properly over.
The Republican members of the
House are In session here today pass- j
Ing upon the final drafts of bills to be;
Introduced next week. The confer
ence started before 12 o'clock and ,
will continue until late this after
PlpdKfs to llr Fulfilled.
The measures under discussion arc
all designed to carry out the pledges ;
of the party platform. There are al- j
most twenty such bills, and an equal
number will be allowed to originate
in each House. Other than the regu- j
lar party hills are not down for con- ;
sideratlon by the conference.
The conference is intended to facil- j
itate the work of the coming Legis
lature, as the .sentiment is unanimous
in all parties for a short session, j
Adjournment will he taken at the |
earliest date in years unless all plans j
None of the party bills to he intro- j
diteed embodies anything like an j
issue that is dividing the State, or is !
even attracting general interest, j
There are a number of matters to be j
disposed of that are important, how
ever, and the main features of which |
have been described during the last {
few months.
Some entertaining times are prom
ised during the session by Republican
raids upon certain pet measures of
the Democratic regime. This means
the passing of bills over the Gov
ernor's veto before they become laws.
Flection Law ll«»vlhlon.
The form which the republican
attack upon the Goran election law
will assume began to take shape and j
was one of the more interesting ques- -
lions taken up in the conference. \
One thing certain is that the agita- ;
tion for a grouping of candidates' j
names according to party will not j
result in the adoption of a lmllot
exactly like that in use in New York, |
where a cross under a party emblem !
means a vote for the full party |
ticket, instead, the names of can
didates may be grouped in party col
umns and a cross would have to be
placed before each individual name.
This proposition has not, however,
been finally passed upon.
The Republicans are fairly certain,
the conference indicated, to endeavor
to remove the requirements that a*
voter must tell his age when regis- .
terlng. Simply "over twenty" will |
be sufficient as an answer under the .
plan advocated by the majority.
Further exemption of municipalities
in which personal registration is j
necessary is also contemplated.
Alber* N\ Dalrymplc. of Essex, was j
a conspicuous figure about the cor- j
ridor while the conference was in
progress. Cariosity was also excited
by the appearance in the Chancery
Chambers of Professor John D.
Prince, former senator from Passaic,
under the escort of Vice-Chancellor
Lewis. It was Mr. Prince's first ap
^ont I fitted on Page 2, Column (f.J
Pageant Master Suggests the
Mayor to Take Part of
“Robert Treat."
General Arrangements for Per
formance Are Submitted
to Sub-Committee.
Newark's pageant and the work of
preparing for it. is taking definite
shape. Pageant Master Thomas Wood
Stevens yesterday read to two sub
committees of (lie pageantry commit
tee, the scenario of the lirst move
ment of the pageant and the dialogue
of part of the movement.
Mr. Stevens suggested Mayor
Thomas B. Raymond would fill the
role of Robert Treat splendidly. He
possesses the requisite strong voice.
Mr. .Stevens believed. Mr. Stevens
Instructed the committee that in all
choices between a descendant who
doesn’t look the part and who hasn't
the proper voice, and any other per
son who does HU Hie pupt, the man
who tills the part should he chosen.
It was especially desirable, how
twer, he felt, that the thirty people
who will be the company on the first
ship, shoulu be to as large an extent
ns passible direct descendants of the
members o'' that company.
To one committee, that appointed
t1 see to nit historical accuracy of
the pageant, lie submitted in addition
a list of historical events suitable for
incorporation in the plot of the
drama, and asked their advice on the
comparative historic value of the
various incidents. To the cast com
mittee lie tentatively outlined iart of
the cast requirements.
As Professor Stevens read his
scenario of the first movement and
the text of part of it, and described
the prologue to the book committee
in the afternoon, the pageant took on
the aspect of a stupendous spectacle
ot limitless dramatic strength and
splendid historical value. The mem
bers of the committee, all masters of
the detail of the city’s history, were
enthusiastic in their approval and felt
that Professor Stevens had selected
his incidents with a sure touch both
from the dramatic and historic stand
The outstanding events of the city's
founding and early development make
up the "focused" net inn. occupying
•lie center of the stage and interpreted
by dialogue largely taken bodily from
existing records of the events, and
during the plot's development there
Is constantly in progress ''unfocused"
action, doings in pantomime on the
sides of the singe in which scores of
participants will busy themselves in
occupations or situations character
istic of tile period, and clearly con
veying information on the customs,
manners and activities of <lie early
period of Newark’s life. Many hap
penings, important, hut falling short
of the supreme importance which
alone can entitle an incident to in
corporation in the main theme of a
gigantic drama in which .'),500 people
will tell the story of a city's 250 years
of life in only 150 minutes, will be in
cluded in tills "unfocused” action.
The "focused" action of the first
movement of the pageant will cover
the period from 1666 to 1680, after
which a jump to 1746 will be made in
the action. The second movement, be
ginning in the latter year, will in
clude tlie making of the covenant on
the ship in which the settlers arrived,
the landing, the dickerings with the
Indians, the appearance of Governor
Carteret to relieve the situation which
developed when Robert Treat and ills
hand discovered the governor’s assur
ances that arrangements had been
made with the Indians for them to
occupy the land were not acknowl
edged by the natives, the purchase
from the red men, and the arrival of
the Branford settlers.
Then comes the first town meeting,
the election of Robert Treat as first
magistrate and head of the town, the
naming of the town, tlie- drawing of
lots for home sites, the erection of
the church, the oatli of allegiance to
the Dutch king when Holland took
possession, the return of- Governor
Carteret and English dominion, and.
in conclusion, a Puritan church scene.
It’ is impossible to gei the attention
of a vast audience of 40,000 by t lie use
of spoken words at the outset of a
pageant, Mr. Stevens declared. The
pageant, he explained, is not a
carnival or a procession, but a real
play, a dramatization of the life of
the city, and a drama requiring words
ir. the telling. So. to achieve the
necessary focusing of the audience's
attention on the stage, a striking
pantomime movement must precede
the speaking.
This will lie in the nature of a
prologue, working up the atmosphere
and spirit of the seventeenth century
period. It will be purely pictorial,
willi music. The only appeal to the
ear will he women's shrieks, warriors’
crieH, and pistol shots. 11 will contain
nothing unhistorleal in spirit, but will
present nothing of immediate incident
whose absence from Hie plot of the
pin grant itself would be a ioss to the
Staged in Weequalilc Turk.
The pageant will lie presented in a
great natural uphlthcater in Wee
quahic Park. The stage will be in a
valley, the audience nn Ihe slopes of
a gently rising hill A lagoon will
stretch between the two, the full
width of the stage and more. The
prologue will begin with an Indian
village dimly revealed. A lire will he
lighted, and a steam curtain will be
thrown up at the rear and sides of
the stage. The figures of the par
ticipants in the pageant will he
thrown rn shadow on the steam
screen, making huge, wierd hulks,
mysterious and riveting the attention.
There will be an Indian dance, an
attack on an Indian village, the
coming of white men and Ihe death
of Henry Coleman in the fight with
the Indians, the first death of a white
man in these parts.
Also the ships of Cabot, Hudson and
a French explorer • will cross the
lagoon, symbolical of the adventur
ous exploring spirit of the times.
Small people will be required to
enact this prologue, none of them
more than five feet taii, Mr, Stevens
explained to tne cast committee in
the evening. Then, by contrast, the
figures of the Puritan settlers will he
heroic. Also, smaller ships can be
employed without detracting from the
effer.t of the scene in the prologue.
(Continued on rnge 2, Column 3.)
Eighth Ward Resident Chosen
by Raymond to Suc
ceed Taylor.
Mayor Declines to Give Out
Statement Relative to Lat
ter’s Withdrawal.
The selection of Edwin Ball, of the
firm of Carr »v Ball, of Harrison, for
appointment to the Board of Educa
tion was announced by Mayor Ray
mond today. Mr. Ball resides at 242
Mt. Pleasant? avenue, in the Eighth
I ward. He is slated to succeed Charles
I I*. Taylor, Democrat, at the explra
Ition of the latter's term on February
| 1. Mr. iiaii is a Republican.
i The announcement of the selection
of Mr. Hall was made after it became
; known that Christian \Y. Feigenspan
! had declined to accept the nomina*
; tton to succeed Commissitfner Tay
■ lor. Mayor Raymond today declined to
i talk about tin* withdrawal of Mr.
I Feigenspan, except to say that any
(statement regarding it would have
i'n come from Mr. Feigenspan. The
! latlift* has declined to talk, hut it is
| understood lie declined to act on the
: school hoard alter he had received
legal advice to the effect that the
duties of the office might clash with
, his position as president of the Fed
i oral Trust Company. The Federal
Trust Company is a depositary for
school funds and to remain on the
school botird Mr Feigenspan would
have to withdraw from the hank.
Mr. Ball has been a resident of
Newark for forty years, but has not
been prominent in public life. He is
vice-president of the Washington
Trust Company. The firm of Carr
&■ Ball Is one if the best known of
its kind in the country. It has a
large plant in Harrison and has been
a leader in supplying material for
large construction work in New York
and other large cities.
When asked whether Mr. Ball
would accept, Mayor Raymond today
replied that lie had. The mayor add
ed he had selected Mr. Ball on ac
count of his long business training,
and felt that he would make an ex
cellent member of the Board of Edu
Appointed to Succeed Carl J.
Ahlstedt, Who Has

It was announced today by former
Governor Franklin Murphy, chairman
! of the Committee of Ono Hundred,
I that Carl J. Ahlstedt, secretary to the
'committee, had resigned and that
former Fire Commissioner Matthias
Stratton had been appointed to till
I the vacancy.
Mr. Stratton will assume his new
j duties next Monday.
11 is understood that Mr. Ahlsn di's
private business made such demands
i upon his time that he fell that he
could no longer give l<> the celebration
| work the attention that it repaired
land that for that reason he tendered
his resignation to the chairman.
I Mr. Ahlstedt was appointed to the
position of secretary two months ago.
i He succeeded Wilson .J. Vance, ilie
: first secretary of the committee.
Gossip Has It He Will Be "Put
Across” as Comp
“Moody's going through some time,
I and maybe tonight." was one of the
lips around the City Hall today, but
diligent search brought no substantial
confirmation of the suggestion that
•Mayor Raymond’s nomination of his
secretary, E. Erie Moody, for cornp
j troller would be confirmed at to
night's session of the Common Coun
In spite of the elusiveness of the
tip, many who pretend to know the
; trend of undercurrents insisted that
"four Democrats are going to Hop; the
| only question is when." Getting the
1 rumor mongers to name the four
i prospective “Hoppers” was another
| proposition.
Tyler Permly, the present incurn
| bent, lias had the support of the
i Democratic members of the Common
| Council thus far, and the lirst sug
gestion that a Wreak in his support
j was possible came New Year's Day.
When the nomination of .Moody as
! comptroller was read Alderman E.
jOarliidd Gifford, minority leader, in
stead of permitting an adverse vote
i to be recorded, moved that the nonii
| nation lie on the table, thus making
possible its revival at any future
! time.
i The procedure caused many to say
jtliat it was not for nothing the aider
| man made the move and that its only
! possible meaning could be that the
cause of the mayor's secretary was
not hopeless. Since then the rumors
have continued to grow, but they
seem to have no more substantial
foundation than the belief that l he
action of minority leader has a sig
After the business session of the
Common Council tonight outgoing
and incoming members, as well as
the holdovers, will join in a social
session, when (lowers and more cost
ly tokens of regard and esteem will
be distributed according to custom.
Under Double Fire Over Con
scription and Dardanelles
Failure Charges.
Hint of Railway Strike Over
Compulsory Service Bill
Causes Alarm.
Hr' the railed Press.
LONDON, Jan. 7.—The government's
position is most critical today. Faced
lirst by bitter hostility of labor toward
its conscription bill, the cabinet found
itself also under heavy lire because of
the Dardanelles failure.
The London press divided space to
| day between accounts of the action
! of tlie National Labor Congress in
condemning the conscription bill, edi
, torlal denunciation of tho govern
i ment's Dardane’Ies policy and th » d<—
jhate in Parliament last night, prceei
■ ins the first voie on conscription.
General Ian Hamilton's tlnal report
on the Dardanelles campaign, frankly
ascribing the British defeat to tlie
government's failure to send rein
forcements he asked, was printed in
: the morning papers today. The op
position newspapers seized upon it as
, another basis for editorial attack on
the Asquith ministry, using the Lloyd
, George accusation, "too into.''
Powerful Men Aid Government.
i Powerful men of all parties, liow
| ever, are coming to tho government's
assistance to prevent a general elec
tion in the midst of the world war.
The conscription crisis that threatens
|a cabinet upheaval at tlie, same time
is welding together many discordant
groups in Parliament in support of
the Asquith ministry.
On the other hand, several leading
supporters of the government declare
they would welcome a general elec
tion. They believe the people would
i indorse conscription by overwnelming
majority and return Asquith to power.
Another source of gratification to
: the government's supporters today
j was tlie fact that opponents of tho
! conscription policy rallied only 107
! votes oil the lirst reading of tlie bill
i to 403 for the government.
Tlie resignation from the ministry
I of Arthur Henderson, labor member,
and two other labor officers, an under
secretary and lord commissioner of
the ii-astiry revived rumors that
i other cabinet,rmfcmbera would quit,
though .no report™ v’^r"riot generally
j credited.
Threat of ftuilwny Strike.
Admltte-Hv one ci the most serious
i factors in the whole situation was
: the* thlniy-vc led hint, dropped by
j President Bailatry, of the Hallway
! Men's Union, that e railway strike
l might follow ar. attempt to enforce
j conscription. Dei r.iry declared at the
lai'or congress tl.a* compulsion was
i a. direct blow at organized labor and
.-aid j.‘ might arouse passions that
"even the kings government might
not be able to enpose.”
Doth the Daily Mail and tlie Daily
Telegraph today expressed the view
I that a general election almost eer
i tninly will follow as a result of labor's
I opposition to conscription,
j The consensus of opinion among
' members of Parliament, notwith
standing the labor vote, is that a vast
majority of the people of the country
I favor compulsion," said the Mail.
! "The government may take advantage
of the labor vote to obtain the raan
' date of the country and so dispose of
I criticism. Some members of the gov
i eminent believe that, an election is
i inevitable, and also that it is the best
! solution of tlie difficulties."
Ily the Associated Press.
LONDON, Jan. 7, 1:43 p. m. - There
! seems little doubt tliat a general elec
tion will be the very last measure
\ resorted to by tlie government to
obtain the desired "general consent”
lo the establishment of the attenu
ated form of compulsion provided for
in the pending military service bill.
That such general consent would be
obtained by an appeal to the country
I is admitted by virtually everyone.
lint the belief is expressed in many
; quarters that it can be won without
I such an upheaval,
Ily the Associated Pres*.
LONDON, Jan. 7—<1:12 p. m.).—
! Tlie text of tlie military service bill
' waR made public today. The publi
cation shows that the only provision
of tho nmisurc not amply outlined
in Premier Asquith’s speech regard
ing it is one for a penalty of impris
onment not exceeding six months for
I persons making false statements in
i order to obtain exemption certificates,
i and a fine of £30 for failure to notify
: the authorities should there lie change
in circumstances upon which tho cer
I tificftte was granted.
Review of First Regiment
by Security League to
Take Place in the Armory
Members of ihr Newark branch of
| the National Security League will ?■<•••
I view the First Regiment militia at
l Ibe First Regiment armory on Jan
uary 15. An invitation extended by
the militia officers to review the
troops has been accepted by former
Governor Franklin Murphy, chairman
of the local branch, oil behalf of tlie
| league members. Following the re
view there will be a regimental drill
] and general dancing. Invitations aro
being issued for the affair.
Mayor Will Address the
Young Men’s Business Club
i Mayor Thomas L. Raymond and
Judge Robert Carey, of Jersey City,
! will be the principal speakers at a
i dinner and rally to be held at the
I Down Town Club by tin newly or
; gunlzed Young Men’s Business Club,
I of Newark, on Tuesday evening, Jur.
I uarv 18. William K. Vanderpool,
I vice-president of the organization,
j will act as toastmaster.
George F. Owen is president of the
dub and a cumpaign for members Is
now in progress. Permanent quarters
are shortly to be secured, and efforts
will be made to bring the members
closer together in a social as well ns
business way. ,
$386,000,000 Paid to Italy
for Joining Pact Against
Separate Peace. Report
ll.v the Associated Press.
BERLIN, .Inn. 7, by Wireless to
Sayville.—"Tlie Neue Zurleher Zoi
tung lias received reports from re
liable sources,” says the Overseas
News Agency, "that the London
treaty providing against the conclu
sion of a separate peace signed by
Italy contains u special clause un
der which Italy received 2,000,000,000
lire for giving her adherence to the
The news agency says it lias
"special information” that another
clause in tlic treaty is directed
against tlic \ oilcan.
K i
Gen. Stopford, Severely Crit-|
icised in Hamilton’s Report, j
Asks Immediate Probe.
Ily tit* l nited I'rpus,
LONDON, Jan. 7.—The whole Dar
danelles failure may be subjected to
nn official inquiry, it was reported to
day, as the result of General Hamil
ton's report. General Stopford, men
! tioned by General Hamilton, has do
| rnanded that the war office make an
Immediate investigation of the Suvla
bay failure, the Pull Mali Gazette an
General Stopford. who won honors
In Kgypt and in the Doer war, was
severely criticised by General Hamil
ton in liis report on the 'Hritisll de
feat at Suvla bay. He *ii» relieved
of command of his division, and re
turned to London.
"The division generals were in
formed that, in view of the inade
quate artillery support. General Stop
I ford did not wish them to make
I frontal attacks upon entrenched
! positions,” said General Hamilton In
one section of liis report.
"Within tlie terms of this instrue
! tion lies the root of our failure to
t make use of the priceless daylight
i hours of the Sth of August."
I Hamilton also complained that Stop
| ford was moved by the objections of
.some of ills division commanders to
refrain from pushing on against the
I Turks, though that was the proper
| course
i — - !
Sunk Off Coast of Holland.
Crew Rescued by Dutch
i lt> the Associated Press.
LONDON, Jan. 7 (11:27 a. m.)—The
I sinking of a British submarine off the
i coast of Holland was officially an
| nounced this morning. The crew was
I saved.
The admiralty statement says that
] the submarine, the name of which is
i not given, was sunk yesterday off the
i Island of Texel, the largest and most
southwesterly of the Frisian group.
Tlie entire crew, numbering thirty
three, was rescued by the Dutch
cruiser Noord Bradant and brought
Into the Dutch port of fielder.
H.v (hr Amoi'ihIoI I'rrsB.
Jan. 7. via London, 12:38 p. m.—The
ministry of marine announces that a
British submarine which was flying
signals of distress was encountered
by the Dutch cruiser Noord Drabant
outside of Dutch territorial waters.

i Separate Peace Sought
With Japan and Russia
by Germany, Says Okuma
th«* I nitotl rrrus.
LONDON, Jau. 7.—Count Okuma,
Japanese premier, told interviewers
that Germany has made overtures to
both Japan and Russia for a separate
I peace, but that they have been re
I jected, the Tokio correspondent of a
I news agency reported today.
\ Court Clerk Fred Oehring
Is III at His Home
Fred C. Oehring deputy clerk to
Judge T. Mancusi-Ungaro, of the Sec
ond Criminal Court, is confined to his
home, 115 Bloomfield avenue, suffer
ing from the grip. Mr. Oehring was
compelled to give up his duties late
yesterday afternoon and return home.
Hodge Assumes Duties
NEW YORK. Jan. 7.—Henry W.
Hodge, who was appointed a number
of the Public Service Commission,
tirst district, in place of Robert Col
gate Wood, resigned, today began his
duties at a hearing of the commis
Mr. Hodge's oath of office was said
to have boon filed with the secretary
of state at Albany early today.
Will Not Torpedo Any
Ship in Mediterranean
Without Warning.
Pleads Retaliation to British
Blockade and Calls Assur=
ances Disavowal.
Proposals from Germany Dis
cussed at Conference Between
Von Bernstorff and Lansing.
h ASHINQTOX, .Tan. 7.~-Proposals
which dm German government be
lives will end the controversy over the
Lusitania disaster in a manner satis
factory to the United Stales were un
derstood to have been received today
from Berlin. Count von BernstortT
had an appointment to confer with
Secretary Lansing this afternoon.
Germany is believed to have agreed
to pay Indemnity for the Americans
lost when Hie liner was torpedoed, at
the same time basing a reservation of
any wrongdoing upon the contention
that the destruction of the vessel was
an act of reprisal in retaliation for
the British blockade of Germany.
Germany is also understood to be
ready to give assurances that her
submarine commanders operating in
I lie Mediterranean will not torpedo
without warning privately-owned ves
sels of any description, including
liners, freighters and tramp steamers.
Nortli Soil rliMlftr Itcstrioted.
German assurances in regard to sub
marine warfare in the North sea in
clude only liners lit passenger service.
It was also stated with authority
today that O-rmany virtually had
v.greed with the position of the United
StnTi’h 111“Tt’fiWtT to small boats not
being under all conditions a place of
safety for passengers aboard 'a ship
about to be destroyed.
These last concessions are under
stood to have been contained in the
last note from Germany regarding the
sinking of the ship William P. Frye.
The communication reached the
state department several weeks ago,
but has been withheld from publica
tion on the ground that it had a cer
tain bearing upon the Lusitania ne
gotiations. Germany is understood to
have fully agreed with the American
point of view.
Americans ITnlmbly Not Aboard,
1 n excluding all ships except liners
from the assurances covering sub
marine warfare in the North Sea, the
German government was represented
as considering that no Americans
could possibly be aboard ships other
than liners in regular passenger
carrying service.
it has been known for some time
that. Count Von Bernstorff had de
vised a, plan which he believed would
satisfactorily end the Lusitania con
troversy. lie was understood to have
submitted the proposition to the Ber
lin foreign olllee before Christmas.
There was some delay because of
adverse sentiment created by the re
quest for the dismissal of the German
naval and military attaches, and the
demands in the first American note to
Austria-Hungary on the sinking of
the Italian liner Ancona.
As for the disavowal asked by the
United States, the German govern
ment was represented as considering
that the most effective form of die
avowal was assurances that such acts
should not be committed in the
The assurances regarding the con
duct of German submarines in the
Mediterranean was understood to be
m arly identical with those contained
in Austria’s reply to the last Ameri
can noto on the Ancona.
Plush Coats Stolen as
Shopkeeper Slumbered
Airs. Minnie Lepsky, of 39 Boyd
street, reported to Captain Oscar
Vogel, of the Fourth precinct today,
that while she was sleeping In her
drygoods store yesterday someone en
tered the place and stole two black
| plush coats.
John D. Berry, of 93 Scherrer ave
i nue, reported to Captain Samuel
! Brown, of the Sixth precinct, that h
| negro bad broken a pane of glass in
a cellar window of his home early
this morning. !n tin attempt to enter
' the building, but had been frightened
hi way by Special Officer Pruden.
I Snow Predicted for
Tonight; Pair Tomorrow
Snow tonight, followed by fair
weather tomorrow, with decreasing
temperature and increasing northwest
I to north winds, were the indications
I seen by the forecaster at noon to
| day.
The temperature then was 25, one
I degree below the temperature at mid
! night and the end of a thirty-degree
| drop. A ten-mile wind from the
northwest was blowing at noon.
Little Girl Asks West Orange
i Police to Find Missing Bunny
The West Orange police today wore
asked to look for a pet rabbit missing
from the home of Charles Wilson, 4i
A'allev way, since Wednesday night.
The description of bunny in a child's
hand writing was received by the j
authorities. The white rabbit was
well marked, having black ears, black 1
rings around its brown eyes, a black i
strqak down it.« back and "a little J
blaek on its tall.” The police are |
hopeful of restoring the pet to Mr. 1
Wilson’s little daughter, who IS J
mourning itj loss.

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