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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1903.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
TUL10C1I IS ACCUSER
Publishes Detailed Charges of "Wrengdoing
in Washington FottofSoe.
FALSE RECORDS SAID TO IE READY
Vouchers and Other Faperi Prepared to
Mislead Offloial Inspectors,
FURNITURE AND CASH WRONGLY ASKED
Demand Made for Trareling Expense
Unaooompanied by Account
CASHIER REKQVED AS AN OBSTACLE
AiMrta B Opposed Abases m Was
Consequently Let Oat I tha
Service, Whcrt He Could
WASHINGTON, May 17-The full text Of
the formal charges of Irregularities In the
administration of postal affairs preferred
by Seymour W. Tulloch. formerly cashier
f the Washington city postofnce, was
made public today by Mr. Tulloch. The
charges are embodied In a letter to Post
master General Payne In response to the
latter'! request. Bonn of the matters
complained of will be Investigated Immedi
ately by the Inspectors.
Mr. Tulloch says he la at the servloe of
the postmaster general In rendering any
further assistance that may be desired.
In all Instances of Irregularity and favorit
ism be says che proper allowances, records
and vouchers, were executed and kept,
so but Uttle Information can be ascertained
by Investigation; as the real facts, be
hind the allowances and vouchers are not
on record and are known to few and there
fore, being Interested, cannot talk.
Harvest for Nineteen tears.
"For upwards- of nineteen years," the
letter reads, "the conduct of affairs be
tween the Washington City postofflce and
the Postofflce department was regular;
then came the first break, the precursor of
a system of allowances to the Washing
ton postofflce on account of the depart
mental expenditures which afterwards led
to Irregularities, abuses, extravagances
and my removal as an obstacle on June JO,
"Mr. Ehephard, then chief of the Salary
and Allowance division of the Postofflce
department desired a file case for the use
of his office. Uia requisitions were
turned down by his superior officer.
Later vouchers were presented to me for
a (lie case, accompanied by an al
lowance for Its payment out of the
funds of the "Washington office made by
Mr. Ehephard and signed by the first
assistant postmaster general I directed
the contractor to obtain a certificate of
delivery. Mr. Shephard refused to acknow
ledge receipts, fearing exposure during the
audit of the vouchers and I refused to pay
for the case until some one was willing
to rather the same.
"Soon after the McKlnley administra
tion came Into power the first assistant
postmaster general sent his clerk down: to
me with a voucher for a lump sum for
traveling expenses accompanied by an al-
lowanoe for their payment from the -funds
of the Washington office. Such a demand
was Irregular on Its face, but the official
became very angry at the Idea of a mere
cashier attempting to make any surges
tlons to him and refused to amend and
Itemlte his voucher. The postmaster ex
plained to htm that I had only a schedule
for what was required by the auditor and
according to precedent.
The postmaster upon his return said
the official had said: "Look here now, this
la a new administration and a new crowd
and we Intend to make our own pre
"The auditor of the poatofnea department
finally sent word through the postmaster
that on account of the feeling ahown In
the matter If I would enclose the voucher
In my next account Its Informality would
be overlooked. An Inspection of the Wash
ngton accounts will show many similar
subsequent payments or traveling and
other expenses on account of departmental
officials without the usual departmental
Favors Bonding Company.
"The Washington office was surprised
one day to receive from the salary and al
lowance division of the first assistant
postmaster general's office a printed cir
cular stating It was Intending to require
all employes at postoffices to give
blanket bond direct to the department anil
furnished by a specified company Irrespeo
Uve of the fact whether such employes
could furnish good personal bonds or might
deslr to avail themselves of othed bond
"Considerable feeling waa manifested to
wards me In the office of the first assistant
postmaster general because I would not
pay vouchers for services or supplies upon
personal requisition or by direction over
the telephone. J. Holt Livingston presented
vouchers for payment one afternoon,
amounting to several hundred dollars for
postal furniture. 1 refused to pay until
the allowance had been received. J was
Informed that It would be sent down by
private messenger as soon as It was signs'!
by the first assistant postmaster general
I again refused. Mr. Livingston departed
quite angry and sometime afterwards re
turned with the allowance properly ex
eruted and still damp from the copylni
press. It was for a shipment of furniture,
as I remember, to Cuba or Porto Rico
No one had certified as to the receipt o
the goods and I called the attention of
Mr. Livingston to the omission. lie ex
plained It would be alright and that he
needed the money. 1 declined to pay un
less some responsible official would
acknowledge the receipt of the goods,
whereupon Mr. Livingston became confi
dent and told me his company did not
have very much capital, that work ha J
not ytt even begun on the turnlture, but
that "O-sorgd" had agreed to advance him
the money In payment. Jt Is needless to
add that no payment was made."
Mr. Tulloch ay i AymenW were author
lied to Mr Uvlngston amounting to about
on May 5, June I and June It, 189$;
That of June 1 was for 1.72S, for Porto
Rico and was rendered In a lump sum.
An Intimate friend of Mr. Heath's. M. D.
Heln, was the vice president of the com
pany. It is stated the company shipped
tS.Oii to ilu.oiO worth of suppliei to L'ubu
on orders from Mr. Rathbone and Mr
Necley and fitted up the American post
officj at the Pails exposition. Mr. Living-
ston as also in charge of the Washing-i
ton office of the Keyless Look mmrunv I
i;xte;itive purchai-es of furniture for
Porto RlCi. amounting to over S1. 0 and
involving some wash stands at very high
prices. Mr. Tulloch says were purchased
by order of the first poslmastor general.
tContlnurd on Fifth Page )
BORROWS CHILD FOR MONEY
Woman Charges with Pslmlsg Off
Itraste Baby to leeart Dying
(CnpyrlrM, If, by Press Publishing Co
LONDON, May 17 (New Tork World
Cablegram Specify Telegram.) The ar
rest of Mrs. Ou '',fi,f' Bedford, Jr.. on
board Umbrla a. -wn on Satur
day night, promises ''' . one of the
most sensational trials . English
courts for many years.
The charge, which Is formally
against her, Is "that she did unit,
cause R. C. Cowle, registrar of births a. 1
deaths to make on the ISth of December,
at No. 16 Upper Woburn place, London,
an alleged false entry of the birth of a
Particulars of the case were sworn to
at Bow Street court on Friday, by two
relatives of the late Mr. Bedford, who
allege that no child was born at the ad
dress given st any time In the last three
years and that the child now represented
by Mrs. Bedford as hers, was really born
at' Paris and brought to London for the
purpose of registration. At this time Mr.
Bedford was dying of consumption at
Paris, and be succumbed two months later,
leaving a large sum, variously estimated
from 1200,000 to 1600,000 to the child.
GIRL FROM MAXIM'S IS DEAD
Strangled by Strong- Man in Clreas
Who Robbed Her of Her
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. May 17. (New Tork World Cable
gramSpecial Telegram.) The "Girl from
Maxim's" Is dead. She was not the first
"Girl from Maxim's" to die and will Dot be
the last one.
The one, though fair to look upon, was
strangled. She was known ss Berthe
de Blienne, lived on Rue Chalgrln In
luxury and had many Jewels. She met a
man named Martin, who has Just been ar
rested at Glasgow, as her murderer. He
had sold $6,000 worth of stolen Jewelry for
He waa known as Bras de Fer, a circus
strong man, and had a fascination for
women of a certain kind, though his pic
tures show him to look like a butcher In
his Sunday clothes. The other "Maxim"
girls are terrorized, each realizing that
she Is exposed to the same danger.
Another girl was killed In Rue du Boulet
yesterday by a visitor.
HONEST THIEVING UNLUCKY
Paris Thief Appeals and Then Wishes
He Bad Been Satisfied with
(Copyright, 1908, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, May 17.-(New Tork World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) A Paris evil
doer named Courturler, recently sent to
prison for four months for theft, appealed
yesterday from the sentence. The Judge
who heard the appeal, said:
"My conferee of the lower court were
too indulgent. I Increase your sentence
to one year."
'I'm the unlucklest of men. Judge," the
prisoner cried out. Whenever I have tried
to make an honest living by theft I'm al
ways discovered when I steal, but In this
case, strangely enough, I am Innocent.' I
was satisfied with four ' months, but my
lawyer Insisted upon an appeal, yet today
he Is not even In court to plead for me."
The Judge waa obdurate, and the prts
oner waa led away disconsolate, telling
what he will do to the lawyer when he
haa served his terra.
POOR EXCUSE FOR BARBARITY
Coafeases to Abasing Reernite B
eanse He Was Treated la -Like
(Copyright, 190, by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN. May 17. (New Tork World Ca
blegram Specie 1 Telegram.) Noncommis
sioned Officer Klsch, who has been sent to
prison for a year and a half for maltreat'
ing soldiers, said he Inflicted torments on
the recruits because he had been compelled
to suffer when he himself was a recruit.
He boxed the ears of almost all the
recruits dally, prodded them In the back
struck them In the face, used his whip
liberally and amused himself between times
by chasing the men under beds, making
them scramble under five beds as often as
fifty times in succession. During gym
nastic exercises he made them pick up
filth from the ground with their mouths,
like dogs. He also compelled recruits to
rub down each other's bodies with a scrub
bing brush and sand. At other times the
men had to flog each other.
OPPORTUNITY FOR CURIOUS
Chance to Figure an the Relationship
of a Betrothed Royal
(Copyright, 1908. by Press Publishing Co.)
ATHENS. May 17. (New Tork World
Cablegram Special Telegram.') Prince An
draes. whose betrothel to Princess Alice
of Battenberg was announced this week. Is
the fourth son of King George of Greece
The prince was 20 yea'ra old last January;
the princess was 18 in February. He is a
sublieutenant of cavalry In the Greek army,
She was the favorite great-granddaughter
of Queen Victoria, the eldest granddaughter
of King Edward's dead sister, Alice, who
was the wife of the grand duke of Hesse,
The princess' father is Prince Louis of
Battenberg. Prince Andraes' father Is
brother of Queen Alexandra. As the prince
la a nephew of King Edward, and the
princess Is a grand-nh?ce. the curious can
figure out a puzzling mixture or relation
ship the marriage will bring about.
WOMEN FORGET HOW TO BLUSH
Clergyman Flays Society gad
C'harehes Which Allow Amok.
Ing aad Theaters.
(Copvrlght. 1. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. May 17 (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Father Igna
tius, a Protestant high church clergyman,
who dresses like a medieval monk, has
startled London by a vigorous attack on
society and the church. Among other hard
' things he said:
"The English women have forgotten how
to blush. Many hardly know their own
"The Welsh Methodists are giving per
mission to their mlntstera to smoke. .They
w,nt to hem wltn P'PM ln their mouths
' nd 'nilltrv mustaches.
I "Another church Is allowing its priests to
! lo h"'"1 nd m, ',n half-naked
1 ballet dancers 1 have known a raas where
I a dancer kicked up her legs en a vicarage
j lawn to pay church expenses."
URGE HAY TO INTERVENE
Three Thousand Baltimore 0:tiens Protest
at Jewish Massacres bj Banians.
CARDINAL GIBBONS JOINS IN OUTCRY
Tatted States Asked to Bring Infla-
Express Its Abhorreaco
(Copyright. 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
ODESSA, May 17-(New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The United
States Consul here has received a copy of
circular Issued by the minister of the In
terior giving the particulars of the Klscnl-
nefl massacre. The circular says: Forty
flve persons were killed. Seventy-four
seriously wounded. Three hundred and
fifty slightly wounded. Seven hundred
Hebrew houses were wrecked and plunder
ed and six hundred shops lobbed.
Baltimore Cltlsens Protest.
BALTIMORE. May 17. Three thousand
people attended an enthusiastic meeting
In the Academy of Music this afternoon in
behalf of the victims of the nntl-Jewlsh
outrages In Russia. It was participated
in by many leading citizens of the state
and city and several thousand dollars were
Dr. Fabian Franklin, editor of the Balti
more Evening News, presided, and among
the speakers ' were ex-Governor William
Plnckney White, ex-Congressman John V.
Flndlay. Mayor Hayes, Roger W. Cull,
Leon Greenbaum and others. Letters of
sympathy were read from Governor Smith
Senator McComas, Attorney General Isador
Raynor, Simon Wolf and leading church
divines, all expressing their horror at the
massacre and the conviction that the
United States should use Its good offices
to bring about a suppression of such
atrocities In the future.
Dr. Daniel C. Gilman, president of the
Carnegie institutes, declared that similar
meetings should be held In all parts of the
United States so as to arouse the public
opinion In this country sufficiently to com
pel Russia to adopt a humane policy.
Cardinal Feels Strongly.
Among the letters waa the following from
I regret that my enforced absence from
tne city on May it will prevent my pres.
ence at the meeting you have called to
give voice to your horror at the events that
have recently taken dace at Klachlneff.
i nave no nesitation, however, in expressing
my deep abhorrence at the massacres that
have carried to their graves gray hair and
Innocent childhood. Our sense of Justice
revolts at the thought of persecution for
religion's sake, but when the persecution
Is attended with murder the brain reels and
the heart sickens, and righteous Indigna
tion is caused by the enormltv of such a
crime. What a blot on our civilization Is
the slaughter of Innocent men. women and
Please convev to the meetins: mv a-rlef
for the dead, my sympathy for those made
helpless by the murder of their natural
frotectors, and my sincere hope that this
wentleth century will see the end of all
such occurrences and that neace. rood will
and brotherly love may prevail on earth.
JAMES CARDINAL GIBBONS.
A series of resolutions was adopted call
ing on the United States to bring such
Influence to bear on the Russian govern
ment as may tend to bring about a cessa
tion of these Inhumanities; and upon mem
bers of congress to protest against the
outrages to which the Jews of Russia are
MUST BE FAIR.T0 RUSSIA
National President Deprecates Hasty
Criticism for Jewish
NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 17.-During
the course of the day's proceedings at the
annual convention of district No. 1, Inde
pendent Order of B'nal B'rlth, subscrip
tions were called for to aid the Kischlneft
sufferers and more than $6,000 waa secured
among the delegatea, about 140 of whom
President J.'B. Pleln presented a state
ment to the meeting by National President
Leon N. Levi of New Tork concerning the
Kischlneft affair. The statement from
President Levi was aa follows:
The recent massacre of Jews at Klach
Inen has aroused great excitement, and,
as usual when excitement prevails, errors
of lasting Influence are llkelv. To the end
that the B'nal B'rlth, the great worldwide
permanent representative Jewish organisa
tion, may not hereafter be embarrassed or
crippled In its usefulness by mistakes In
this crisis, 1 beg, through you, to lay
before the subordinate lodges the following
facts and considerations:
When the massacre was first reported
the executive committee, through one of
Its members, Samuel Wolff, applied to our
government for an official report of the
event, containing a list of victims, a state
ment of the relief required and the manner
In which it could be afforded without giv
ing offense to Russia. The secretary of
state cabled for such a report and fur
nished a copy of the cable received from
Ambassador MeCormlck at St. Petersburg-.
It is as follows:
"It la authoritatively denied that there Is
any want or suffering among Jews In
southwest Russia, and aid of any kind Is
unnecessary. While the spirit in which It
Is made Is appreciated, it Is gratefully de-'
It will be seen that this is contrary to
newspaper reports; the Kunsian government
does not deny the outrages perpetrated. It
is further to be remembered that an official
report of the massacre has been published
by the Russian authorities, according to
which It was of the most serious nature.
Moreover, we must not overlook the order
of the csar to his officers to suppress and
punish any outbreaks against the Jews.
It may be that the government st St.
Petersburg haa been misinformed as to
affairs in Bessarabia, but after making nil
allowances for the Russian view of the
Jewish question, we must not conclude
that the government Is In sympathy with
t tin murders, disorders and pillage simply
because the victims are Jews, it is not
fair to execrate the government of Russia
because of the murderous brutality of
frenxled mob. Russia is powerful enough
to treat with disdain any criticisms that
are directed against it. It Is not likely to
treat with consideration any appeal for
justice, when It la coupled with denuncia
tion. The situation demands permanent as well
as immediate relief. Let us be careful to
not render the latter Impossible.
t ask Already Arraaged.
The Immediate relief required by the suf
ferers will be supplied from funds already
provided and now being raied by other
organisations, commit ires and individuals
Each member of the order aa an Individual
will determine for himself wtiether and
how much to contribute in that dire.. it., n
The certain result of the unsettled state
of affairs In southwestern Russia will be
of increasing Immigration of Jews to the
United States. To aid them to independ
ence along lines now considered practicable
wil. be the duty of the order aa long :ii
that Immigration continues. It will prob
ably be for years. '1 he lodges should
gravely consider this aspect of the prob
lem and in addition to strengthening tha
hands of the executive committee by giv
ing ii niorai support snuuio raise money
to be used locally for the relief of refugees
who may come or be sent to their re.ue.c
All the Jews in Russia, however, cannot
or will not. Immigrate. Their status there
will always preent a grave prolilem. Their
fate atll depend finally upon the ruler of
the Russian empire. To his sense of Justlre
and to the humane spirit which he has
often manifested the Jems inu.-t hik for
froiection when Ignorance, prejudice and
awlefcMies assail them
ln the prevailing excitement let us pre
serve our calm, keeping In mind tha future
(Continued on Third PagO
PRESIDENT REPROVES BOY
Gives I.erture en Manners When
Hailed n'a "Teddy" hy lose,
aslte Ire hi a.
TOSEMITE. Cal.. May 17,-Presldent
Roosevelt, John Mulr and Rangers Ielcllg
and Leonard are encamped in the Bridal
Veil tonight, near the banks of the Merced,
In a grove of pines and firs, almost within
the spray of the beautiful Bridal Veil falls.
Although the party had been hovering
above the Yosemlte since early morning,
first at the heights of Glacier Point, then'
above the great panorama wall near the
Vernal falls, and later at the Nevada and
Vernal falls, yet It was 3 o'clock before
they first entered the floor of the valley.
Shortly before A o'clock the party was seen
approaching the Sentinel hotel. A few
minutes later they had arrived and were
greeted by President Wheeler and others.
"We Were In a snowstorm last night and
It was Just what I wanted," said the presi
In a few minutes he mounted his horse,
and with John Mulr and Dr. Wheeler, pro
ceeded to the Jorgensen studio, 300 feet up
the river; where the party was Joined by
"This Is the one day of my life," said he,
"and one that I will always remember with
pleasure. Just think of where I waa last
night. Up there (pointing toward Glacier
Point) amid the pines and silver firs. In
the Slerran solitude. In a snowstorm, too,
and without a tent. We passed one of the
most pleasant nights of my life. It was so
reviving to be so close to nature In this
magnificent forest of yours." ,
His host' conducted the party through
the rooms of the studio, the president re
marking' "Had I not wanted the com
plete rest that I have had, it would have
been one of the greatest pleasures of my
life to have spent the time In this build
The president appeared perfectly at home,
though cameras and Kodaks were snapping
on all sides.
As he recrossed the bridge three cheers
were given him. Then he passed under the
arch and rode, unaccon.panled by anyone,
down the street of Yosemlte village. A
small boy aald "Hello, Teddy." The presi
dent stopped his horse and a frown dark
ened his face. He rode up to the boy, the
dignity of the president gone and In Its
place the face and severity of the father
and parent, and gave the youngster a short
lecture on manners that he will never for
get. Several Umea he stopped' to greet
someone or answer a salutation, and
then disappeared In the pine-clad road that
leads down to the camping place for the
About two miles below town he waa met
by Governor Pardee, Judge Henshaw and
Tosemlte Commissioners Givens and Hen
shaw. The meeting waa purely Informal
and much enjoyed by all.
Within the shadows of old El Capltan,
lulled by the spirit of Pohono, the Indian
name for th bridal veil, warmed by a
rousing campflre. President . Roosevelt Is
resting tonight. . It has been a hard day
for him. Since early morning lie haa been
In the saddle, viewing and admiring aorae
of the grandest scenery In the world. ,
Tomorrow he will Uke the Raymond
Limited stage, at lunch at Wawonai and
arrive at Raymond In the. evening,, where
his epeclaL.traln awafi Ulm." -,- .-.-..-,.-
STRIKERS TURND0WN UNION
Denver Committee Refases to Allow
Trainmen's Baggage to Be
DENVER, Colo., May 17. The national
convention of the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen will begin a ten day'a secret
session tomorrow. All the officers of the
national body and seven delegates arrived
today. They were accompanied by friends
who swelled the number to over 6.000. In
all 1800 delegates are expected to partici
pate In the convention and It la estimated
that at least 25,000 persons will visit the
city as the result of the convention. Most
of the arrivals today were from the Eist
and Canada. The delegation from Mexio
also reached the city this afternoon.
One of the principal matters to come be
fore the convention Is the selection of a
place for the tralnmen'a home. Los
Angeles, Buffalo and Denver are competing
Tomorrow morning the delegates will be
called upon to consider the advisability
of transferring the convention to some
other city ln the state on account of the
strike now prevailing ln Denver. Repre
sentatlvea of the trainmen visited the gen
eral executive committee of the strikers
this afternoon and requestel that permis
sion be granted striking teamsters and
others to haul the baggage of the delegUes
to and from the station. The executive
oommlttee turned down the request, al
though. It Is said, the strikers concerned
were willing to help out the delegates.
UTOPIAN IN DIVORCE COURT
Wife Finances freeman's Bcnemes
aad Sow Charges Him with
KANSAS CITT. May 17. Walter Vroo
man. founder of the People's Trust, the
Western Co-operative company and other
gigantic Utopian schemes. Is the defendant
ln a divorce suit at Trenton. Mo., brought
by his wife, who supplied him with $260,000
to carry on his plans.
Mrs. Vrooman was formerly Miss Anne
Grafflln, an heiress of Baltimore. She gave
her husband one-third of her fortune of
$760,000 to be used In furtherance of his
schemes, as she was fascinated with the
idea of uplifting humanity, ye came to
Trenton, Mo., where he founded the Ruskln
college and his People's Trust and West
ern Co-operative company, operated from
When the two latter concerns failed last
fall Vrooman bought up all the stock and
saved all Investors In It from financial loss.
The Trenton school waa moved to Chicago
Mrs. Vrooman ln her divorce petition
charges her husband with Infidelity. It la
not known whether Vrooman will contest
SNOW SWEEPS OVER MONTANA
Crops Aided la Eastern Portion
State, bat suffer from Xorth
BUTTE, Mont.. May 17 A general snow
storm Is sweeping over Montana. In the
eastern sections of the state the snow is
wet and unless the temperature should
fall will benefit crops and range. In the
north, however, a hllzxard haa leen racing
since 7 this morning and tr: Oreat North
ern Is experiencing conlderatl difficulty
in running trains. Stock is suffering
greatly and considerable Im, amug tue
taeep la threaieaed.
B'XAl B'RITU CONVENTION
J. L. Etrelitikj Elected to the Presidency
for the Second Term.
SECRETARY HAMBURGKER IS RE-ELECTED
President's Address Deals silk Maay
Questions of Importance and
Timely Interest to Jews
In Inlted States.
The thlrtv-flfth . annual convention of
district grand lodge No. . Independent
Order B'nal B'rith. or Sons of the Cov
enant, waa called to order at 10 o'clock
yesterday morning In the Continental
block, Fifteenth and Douglas, by J. L.
8trelltsky, Ita president. Bixty-nve dee
gates, among them men who are acknowl
edged leaders of the Jews of Nebraska,
Icwa, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and
Minnesota, were present. The general
headquarters are at the Her Orand hotel,
but many of the visitors dined yesterday
at the Metropolitan club as guests of mem
bers of the two local lodges, Nebraska No.
3U and William McKlnley No. 621.
The morning session was occupied almost
entirely by the address of J. L. Strelltsky
of Orand Rapids, Mich., as president of the
district lodge, and by the distribution of
the voluminous report of the convention of
last year, complied by Secretary E. C.
Mamburgher of Chicago.
At the morning session also there th a
report from the Intellectual advancement
committee, prepared by Chairman Israel
Cowen, but. In his absence, read by Martin
Sugarman of Omaha, member of the com
mittee for Iowa and Nebraska.- The gist
of the report was that the committee hs
been Instrumental In furthering the good
of the order by providing many speakers
and entertainments for local lodges to as
sist them In creating Interest and enthusi
asm In the work
Bnalnesn of the Conventloa.
At the afternoon session the convention
disposed of all routine business and cleared
the decks, that today may be given over
entirely to such' matters as coma up by
resolution or through the reports of the
convention committees appointed to exam
ine and report on the secretary's report,
treasurer's report and similar matters.
The first o' yesterday afternoon's trans
actions was the election of J. L. Strelltsky
for a second term as president. No pres
ldtnt ever l.ss been given a second term
ln the thirty-five years of the, order's ex
istence, and First Vice President I. , J.
Levlnson waa understood to be a candidate
for the place, but despite the?e facts Mr.
Strelltsky waa chosen on the first ballot
aa a reward for the exceptionally ener
getic and fruitful work he hs done during
the year that has elapsed since his elec
tion, at the convention In Chicago.
First Vice President Levlnson. whose
home lodge Is Progress No. US of Peoria.
111., wss given hlc old place. ' I. Goldberg j
of Mlshau lodge No. 247 Kalamasoo, Mich., 1
was made second vice president.' E. c '
Hsmburgher of Qulncy lodge No. 151. Chi
cago, who haa been secretary seventeen
years, was elected to still another term.
David Fiaeh o Jonathan lodge No. . i.
Chicago, waa again elected treasurer, . r
-Xhe.ww court of appeals elected" yester
day comprises Simeon Bloom of Nebraska
lodge. Omaha; Charles Nussbaum of
Petersburg;, 111.; William Sempllner of Ray
City, Mich.; Charles L. Aarons, Milwaukee
and William S. Newberger of Chicago.'
The chair appointed Judge Philip Stetn.
Samuel Fols, A. B. 8eelenfreund. S. Liv
ingston and A. Kraus a committee to draft
and submit today resolutions on the atrocl-'
ties recently perpetrated on Jews at Ktsch
Pahlla Meeting at Temple.
In the evening at Temple Israel there
was a public program which attracted a
very large audience and proved extremely
entertaining. The temple choir sang. Rabbi
Simon formally welcomed the visitors. Rob
ert Cuscaden gave a violin solo and then,
aa one of the most notable features of the
present gathering. Hon. Martin Emerlch
wuimiin-tieci rrom the First district
of Illinois, spoke on "The Influence of the
jew on Moral Tendencies in
Life." In part he aald:
This representative gathering of Jews Is
something more than an epitome of our
race, not only In the t'nlteu btates, nut
throughout the modern world. As we come
from a large part of our country to con-
ii um. oi interest to our organlsa
iT',Wh'Cn 18 dall"y Jewish In Its char
acter, it may be welf for us to consider
our relations as a select or distinct body
what our relations really are to to the
great community of which we are a part
As we look about us and observe the great
and advantageous use which our oVre
llgionlsis have made of the opportunities
Z'l V.Mhey h1Ve eny under Ame" can
institutions, there comes a sense of ob
igaiion, under which we rest, to contribute
to the perpetuation of tills free oppor
tunity for me benent of the state in which
after ue 88 Wh X" come
"To him who hath shall lie given." "Of
him to whom much has been given, much
'""fW' The spirit of the pioneer
who first opens up a new country has gen
erally been to accumulate a fortune In the
if". P?s'bl and to return again to
the land from which he came, where he
might settle down and enjoy the fruits of
his early efforts. That time and spirit
have passed away In America and we real
lie that as we build, wherever we may
be, we are building for permanence. There
is no land to which we can return, no
section to which we may go with wealth
accumulated here; and there Is an obliga
tion resting upon us. whatever be our walk
in life, to live constructive lives, creative
lives, which shall add somewhat to the
common good. nd give strength and per
manency to the institutions of our country
to which we owe so much.
Responsibility of the Jew.
The greatest work which falls to the
hand of man la that of character buildlna
character making: and as ih i . , 7'.
"'J' J?1'".1 "y', w,,h hl" vigorous, broad
and discriminating Intellect, Is easily lit
the front rank with other men In the or
dinary avocr.llons of life, so In the work
of character making, as much haa been
f lven to the Jew In capacity, so much will
ustly be expected from his efforts In Uia
way of character making.
There is ground for the general Impres
sion that, in these days, the people of our
country at large, have In a measure lost
sight of certain fundamental principles, in
the bewildering rush of a tremendously
The question for he Jew Is whether the
old principles of Justice, equity, righteous
ness, rrystallzed In the old religion, which
was the civil law of the race, shall be
modified or forsaken; whether it shall be
modified to fit the requirements rr ma
terialistic age, or whether we shall Insist
that modern life, modern society, modern
laws and Institutions and systems shall
be modified to conform with and reincor
porate the old and eternal principles of
The relations between the Individual and
the Infinite are measured and determined
by his relations with other individuals
The modern classification of society Is not
on racial lines: the distinction between the
Jew and the non-Jew as members of the
social body ure extinguished end the new
classification proceeds upon a different line
The New Classlflrat lea.
As John Hobson, the eminent sociologist
and economist of Oxford, says, "CUaM-s
are now distinguished into those who have
and those who have not," and if Una l.ne
were tn be applied to Jews In America, the
great bulk of our people would fall lulu
l he division of thosa who have not. Re
sponsible as we are to our own consciences,
and being In a measure each the keeper
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CONDITION 0FJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebtaska-Showerz and Cooler
Monday; Tuesday Kelr. Except Kaln and
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CRONK PROCEEDS ON HIS TRIP
Memaers of Omaha Lodge Will ot
Condemn Their Brother With
The Cronk-Patterson episode at Council
Bluffs Saturday was discussed, among the
members of the local lodge of Elks Sunday
and the Interest seemed Increased from the
fact that all of the friends of the grend
cxslted ruler professed to know nothing
of his whereabouts. From a reliable
source, however. It was' learned that Mr.
Cronk left Omaha yesterday morning to
Mtend the opening of the Elks' home In
Virginia. Last night at the Cronk home
It waa said that no one there knew where
he had gone and that nothing had been
heard from him since he disappeared from
the Council Bluffs depot. '
The general feeling among the members
of the Elks' lodge was expressed by a past
exalted ruler of Omaha lodge, who said:
"Every member of the lodge, so far aa I
know, will not believe the atory told of
Mr. Cronk until It 1ms been proven, and he
will be given the benefit of every doubt.
We hae known him long and well and
will certainly have to be convinced abao
lutely before we will believe anything re
flecting upon his honor. At the same time,
should all that Is Inferred be proven, it
would be a matter outside of the Jurisdic
tion of the local lodge. While such an
action, proven, would reflect discredit to
some extent upon the order, from the high
position that Mr. Cronk holds, the entire
matter Is In the hands of the grand lodge.
Any action the local lodge should take
can -be appealed to the higher body and
the local lodge can do tothlng which would
ln any way Interfere with the position of
Mr. Cronk as the head of the order In the
FAMOUS BURGLAR IN TOILS
Man with Many Aliases and Noted
Criminal Career on Trial at
SIOUX CITT. Ia.. May 17. (Special Tele
gram.) Just acquitted on a charge of burg
lary and now facing trial on another charge
of breaking Into the Oxford hotel. J. J.
Dales, whoaa picture appears, ln the cur
rent number of the Album of Famoua Crlm
Inala, Is now tn custody here,
i Dales' real name la John Davis, but he
also goes under the name of John Dolan.
Ho haa a national record. In 1837 he waa
sentenced to a term of yeara In the pent-
temlary for robbing the mansion of one of
the Arbuckle, coffee kings at Baltimore. In
1901 he waa pardonefl through the Influence,
it la said, of one of the Nebraska senators.
Dales was rrrested hire this spring while
attempting to enter the Oxford hotel. Upon
him were discovered articles stolen the
night before from two Sioux City attor
neys, George Jeffers and Fred W. Sargent.
In spite of the conclusive directions of the
Court, the Jury acquitted him, but he will
face the second chftrge and the county at
torney swears he Will not escape this time.
A man named Nesselhouse, from Omaha, la
here In 'the Interest of the prisoner.
SHARE PRESIDENT'S CLAIM
Iowa Women Said to Be Entitled to
Valuable New York Prop,
BICHMOND, Ind., May 17-(Special Tele
gram.) Since the announcement that a
valuable estate ln New York la due Presi
dent Roosevelt and other heirs It haa de
veloped that many of the descendants of
Vennillya, cne of the clglnal twenty
three settlers to Whom the grant n made
reside now or have resided In Indiana, a
list of veventy such i announced today.
Included In the list are two who now le
slde in Iowa, One is Mrs. Lena Brooks
of Tarn 1 City, and the other is Mra. Eva
Bollean of Red Oak.
They are related to Mrs. Nellie Benton,
deceased whose maiden name was Vermll
lya. She was the wife of the Rev. Waltar
Benton, a pioneer who came from New
York state ln 1819.
The heirs are Inclined to believe there
la some real foundation for their claims.
They say there Is no doubt that a large
section of land of Manhattan in the neigh
borhood of the Harlem fiver ln 1661 or
1667 was granted to the corporation of
twenty-three men among whom waa ore
PETITION FOR RHEA'S LIFE
Father Hopes to Prevail on Governor
Mickey to Commute Death
RICHMOND, Ind.. May 17-(SpecIal Tele
gram.) A strong movement Is on foot to
save the life of Wm Rhea, a young "man of
good family of Poey county, Indiana,
who la under sentence of death in Nebras
ka for murder.
Rhea's father Is a. man of meina anl
wide Influence and has entlstel the service i
j of many prominent men on. his son's be
half who have united ln a petition to the
governor of Nebraska asking him to con
mute the sentence to life Imprisonment.
The pressure Is so strong that the governir
has granted a repr'evo until July. The
crime for which Rhea was convicted waa
the murder of a saloonlst in a small town
In Dodge county, Neb.
Boodle Sasueet Located.
MONTREAL, May 17,-Danlel J. Kelley.
who Is wanted at St. Lou:s in the baking
powder scandal, has been a guest at the
Chateau de Frontenac for several weeks.
Movements of Ocean Vessels May IT,
At Gibraltar Passed: Bolivia, from Na
ples, for New York; Trojan Prime, from
New York, for Genoa and 1-egliorn.
At tueenstown Arrived: Cymric, from
New York, for Liverpool land proceeded.
Sailed: Campania, from Liverpool, for
At Liverpool Arrived: Bovlc, from New
York; I'mlula, from New Vork.
At Movllle Arrived: Bavarian, from
Montreal, for Liverpool (-ind proceeded!.
At Boulogne Sur Mer-Silled: Ryudam,
frorn Uoiterdam, for New Yuik, and passed
At illkKgow Sailed: Pomeranian, for
New York, and passed Inistrahull.
At Southampton Silled: Grosser Kur
furet, from Bremen, for New York.
MAYOR AIDS RIOTERS
bonnect'ent Mob Bionci Street Can Eno
by Nonunion Man.
SHERlfFS AND POLICE SEEK PEACE
Citj'a EiecntiTo Release! Prisoner tad
May Be- 8np?rMusi
FIFTEEN MEN ARE INJURED IN MELEE
fire Dejrartmpnt Finally Co:h Crowd' i
Ardor with 8tream of Water.
ANOTHER OUTBREAK MEANS THE TROOPS
County and Stat Authorities Express
Intention of Restoring and Keep
ing Order Whatever Steps
May Re Xeeeesary.
BRIDGEPORT. Conn.. M.iy 17.-The at
tempt made by the officials of tha Con
necticut Railway and Lighting company to
run their cars with nonunion men today
resulted In a fight In which fifteen men
were Injured. The sheriff says another
such outbreak as occurred today will make
It necessary to call out the state troops,
and even at the present tlmo It Is possible
the county herirf will supersede the police
In the control of the city.
This morning six cars were called out
on the Barn urn and 8tate street lines.
Large crowds surrounded the station when
the cars were mnnned by twelve jf the 130
striker breakers brought io this olty yes
terday, but there was no disturbance for
a couple of hours. When the first car,
however. ' had completed Its third round
trip and was directly" In front of the
Wheeler A Wilson factory, a bombardment
of stones began. Deputy Sheriffs Hendrla
and riumli. who were riding on the car.
plunged Into the crowd to arrest a man
whom they had seen throwing a stone. He
was soiled and with considerable difficulty
dragged fifty feet to the car. The stone
thrower was a big fellow and struggled
so fiercely that a policeman who waa
standing near by went to the assistance
of the sheriffs.
Mayor Releases Prisoner.
Immediately Mayor Mulvihlll waa seen
hurrying through the mob. He rushed up
to the policeman and ordered him to take
his hands oft the prisoner. He then told
the deputy sheriffs that they had better
let the man go. During the argument tha
atone thrower wrenched himself free and
In the meantime stones were flying in a
shower and one of them struck Mayor
Mulvihlll on the head, bruising It badly.
The two sheriffs jumped on the oar and
ordered the motorman to proceed to the
ear sheds, a quarter of a mile distant
The bombardment did not abste and the
crowds on the streets were so dense that
tha motorman had to go slowly. The stone
throwing soon became so furious that tha
therlffa drew their TevoVvers ndlfired five
shots In thenar?, this causing Ihe bombard
ment to let up a,'llttle, and (he car reached i
the barns and waa run Inside. Tha other
five cars received exactly the same treat
ment as they followed the first Into the
i When the last had passed within tha
doers there waa 'a crowd of 4,000 people
gathered In a vacant lot opposite and vio
lence once more broke loose. Brickbats,
stcnes and everything that could be thrown
were hurled at the barns and anything that
belonged to the company In the vicinity.
At this point Mayor Mulvihlll saw that the
sergeant and nine policemen who were sta
tioned at the barna were entirely unable
to cope with the mob and sent for Chief
Coffin of the fire department. After a
short consultation tha latter ordered out
engine company No, with a steamer and a
line of hose. Superintendent Birmingham
also ordered every available man to tha
spot to co-operate with the firemen and
soon a stream was being played on the
mob, which slowly fell back.
One of the strikebreakers waa assisting
the firemen In holding tha hose when a
well-directed brickbat struck him on the
head and knocked him to the ground sense
less. When the mob had dispersed the
firemen and extra policemen were ordered
back to their quarters and the regular
detail remained guarding the car barna.
The officials of the trolley company will
not reveal the names of the men Injured
or the nature of their Injuries. It la posi
tively known, however, that not a man
of the twelve who were on the six cara
escaped Injury of some kind. Every one
cf them, as they atood on the platform of
their cars while going Into the barns, was
seen ' to be bleeding profusely from the
head and face.
In addition to the trolley men Injured
Roadmaster Davis of the trolley company
waa severely hurt by a stone which struck
lilm on the head. Sheriffs Hendrie and
Plumb were apparently magnets fof the
mob, aa well aa the strikebreakers, for
each of them waa struck ln different parte
of the body at least's dosen times. No
attempt waa made to run cara tonight.
In an Interview the sheriff said:
I will have no further Interference on
the part of Mayor Mulvihlll. I will have
ino special men here tomorrow and will
do my best tf preserve peace and If the
mavor or anyone else attempts to inter
fere he will be stopped. If necessary I
will supersede Mayor Mulvihlll In au
thority. Wagon Builders Return.
PHILADELPHIA, May 17. The carriage
and wagon builders of this city who went
on strike March 2 'for higher wages and
shorter hours reached an agreement with
the employers today. About seventy-five
firms which had not heretofore come to
an amlcablo agreement with the strikers
were represented. A compromise wage
scale waa agreed upon, which will be rati
fied by the unions tomorrow night.
Tnder the agreement tha carriage and
wagon painters will receive 115 a week,
painters' helpers, who shall do the rough
orK, out not to nanaie a nrusn, 10 a
week; blacksmiths, flnl'hers. $2.25 a day;
blacksmiths' helpers, til a week; black
smiths' apprentices, 13 to ft a week. Fifty
four hours are to constitute a week's work
and the men are to recelte time and a half
for overtime work.
Injunction Violator Jailed.
SPRINGFIELD. 111., May 17.-fipelal
Deputy , t lilted States Marshal Hanley
brought to this city this morning and
lodged in Jail James Duffy, arrested nt
Willlamsville. Perry county. He la the
first Mobile Ohio striker to be arrested
for violating the Injunction Issued by
Judge Humphrey of the federsl court. It
Is allowed Duffy hid between cars and fired
upon the crew of a passing train. '
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