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Evening public ledger. [volume] (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, October 08, 1917, Final, Image 2

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tJMt h tould hove forty if he wanted them, but ordered only the
1m were to be placed on the 11 o'clock train for PhlladelDhla the
kTor election day, Ho Bald he met "Dominic" at the station the
day mw was told the men were on the train.
kt arrived in Philadelphia he found "Dominic" and the "mob" at
nd Market streets. Picking out the six best-looklmr men. he took
' tk Keystone Hotel, where he registered them, and took the others to a
, KKt street, the name of which he could not remember.
fi tut. .t.:i. v.ii.1 -it . . ... .
' wmj iiuuuns, wnicn servea as marks of recognition, were purchased
Wanamaker's, he said, upder instructions given to him by Maloney in the
igsHlCO of Deutsch. After buvlncr the ribbon he put It Into nlecea and dis
puted t"he bits to the "mob." He delivered the crane to Clark In Washington
8?u.ro at 7 p. m. Tuesday, the day before the murder.
SuUIvan said that he left the gunmen with Clark and that he himself went
to the Third District police station, where he remained for the greater part of
the night watching the patrol wagon leave on riot calls.
He paid one Visit to the Deutsch Club, he said. The house was "jammed,"
Ihe testified, and the gunmen were mingling with the Deutsch followers. He
said he saw the gunmen conferring on the third floor, but that he remained
there for only a minute. He did not see the "man with eyeglasses."
After two of the gunmen had been held without ball for murder on election
day, Sullivan said he telephoned to Maloney and told the head of the Val O'For
rell agency that "this is a fine fix." Maloney, he said, instructed him to tell
Clark to "get that mob out of there as fast as you can." He had to repeat
these instructions to Clark later, he said.
He was in the Deutsch Club when Policeman Eppley was, murdered, aid
went to his home soon after that.
He testified that Isaac Deutsch and Maloney made the plans for tho identi
fication of the Deutsch followers by means of the "Deutsch hats" and badges.
mtnt fll like a tfisrg 6t high explosive
Into the camp of the defendants,
Mor Smith knw all about condition
In the Fifth Ward and refused to act be
caute ot hie ambition to defeat James A.
Carey for Select Council, according to the
McN'Ichol statement. It follows:
"Iftm ready and willing to give my testi
mony In the hearing- before Judge Drown
or elsewhere, as soon as my physlclAnt say
I may do so wlthotu danger to my health.
"I did everything within my power to
avert trouble and bloodshed in the Fifth
fair and square election. They did not SHERIFF ASKS MORE TIME
Radicals Held in Eddystone
Explosion Fail to Win on
Habeas Corpus Writ
quest was that the criminal thuggery ot
the police should be stopped and the con
ditions of lawlessness In the ward ended In
older that bloodshed and murder might be
"Unfortunately, their plea wete disre
garded, and tho murder ofnn Innocent out
sider, Policeman Eppley. slain In the per
formance of his duty, was one of the re
sults. Many more weie cruelly beaten
some near to death.
'T caro not what the political conse
quents of tho Investigation and exposure
may be I shall stand to the end behind
James A. Carey and the citizens of tho
ward, xho were thugged and blackjacked
by the Imported police and Imported gun
men, until all who are criminally respon
sible shall be brought to justice."
' Sullivan narrated in detail h,ls night from
f nuaaeipnia tne tiny alter tne murder, ana
how he was In hiding on an Island In the
middle of the Delaware Ittver, between
Pennsylvania and New Jersey, until he was
located there last Saturday.
According to his testimony he boarded a
train for Buffalo at West Philadelphia
station. He left the train at Scranton and
registered at the Hotel Jermyn under the
name of "Max 13. Soloman." He remained
for three or four days, and while frantic
efforts were being made to locate him he
was attending prizefights In Scranton.
He left Scranton and went to Delaware
Water Gap and stopped at the Delaware
House for a week, still under the name,
"Max K. Soloman."
All of last week, he said, he camped on
tfie Island neai the Water Gap, where he
lived in a tent with another man, He
worked without pay In a lumber camp-on
the New Jersey shore "to keep his mind oft
that mess." he exrjlatned.
On Thursday of last week he had written
to Frank W. lllchards, one of the Phila
delphia managers for the Val O'Farrell
agency. The District Attorney's office saw
the letter, and last Saturday night lllch
ards, with Ksslstant District Attorney
James day Gordon. Jr., and District Attor
ney's Detective McCIaln, found him on the
Island and placed him under arrest. They
took him to Easton for the night and then
brought him to Philadelphia yesterday
morning. The trip w is made by automobile.
Vpon his arrival here he was Immediately
taken before District Attorney ltcrtan.
Sullivan's second adopted name, Jere
Sollnger, under which he lived on the island,
and his address, Delaware Water lap,
Pa. were signed backward In the letter
to Richards. They read as follows:
Erawaled Hetaw Pag. Ap.
Sullivan was taken across the courtroom
to see the gunmen and Identified several of j
them. As ho mentioned "Whltey" uurKnan
he smiled broadly In greeting him. Previ
ous to this, while counsel for the defense
were examining his letter to Richards, he
smiled proudly at Burkhart and Costello,
who leaned forward in ineir seavi aim re
turned his pleasantry with' similar smiles,
n Immediately after he returned to the wit
ness stand from the Identification of the
! gunmen, Mr. Gordon asked him to pick out
Lieutenant Bennett and he did so. Next
he was asked to pick out Deutsch, who was
seated Just back of counsel, Maor Smith
and William E. Flnley. He said:
"He Is the man back of the man with
the green tie." The man with the green
tie was Flnley, who smiled
Thl-s testimony remained substantially the
same In spite of extensive cross-examination.
Sullivan said he was twenty-six jears
old and that he was formerlj a chauffeur,
a manager of a Bronx saloon and cafe,
and Anally Chauffeur and operator in the
Val. O'Farrell Detective Agency
In the cross-examination .he specified that
when Maloney sent him for the gunmen he
was told they were to "work for Mr.
While Pittsburgh Is famous for Its smoke.
Sullivan said. In answer to questions as to
why he was arrested there. "I was arrested
for breathing." He said In defining what
he meant that he had been arrested as a
suspicious character.
Sullivan wan dressed In a well-fitting
brown s '"t, with a round-cornered stiff col
lar, bnnyn tie and held a dark brown
velour fedora hat In his hand throughout
the time he was on the stand. At no time
did he seem nervous or worried about his
fate in connection with the case. He
was on the stand more than two hours.
Under cross-examination, Sullivan ald
that he sent a telegram from Scranton to
his wife In Philadelphia, telling her that
h was leaving that rlty for Scranton. This
was a "blind," he explained.
He spent -most of the time the neek
v, after election on the Delaware Kiver, De
tween the two States. He rented a canoe
by the week and spent hs time canoeing
and nshl"g.
He spent last night at the Bellevue-Htrat-ford.
Attorney Connor made him admit
that he has not been handcuffed since he
was arrested.
"None of the defendants has," Judge Qor
don remarked. A recess of an hour was
taken at 1 o'clock.
Durlne the Intermission Attorney Gen
eral Francis Shunk Brmn appeared on
the sixth floor of City Hall the courtroom
floor. Asked If he were Interested In the
proceedings he saldi "I am not Interested
tn tha hearing or In the Fifth Ward. 1 am
getting all of the Information I want put
of the newspaper."
Attorney General Brown, before the hear
ing, had been mentioned as Mayor Smith's
counsel. arftl It U he to whom Senator Vare
declared he would appeal to taxe cnarge
,--Z .of the Investigation it Immunity Is prom
&!sed to such principals In the hearing o.a
I i,T Samuel O Maloney and others, whom Vare
Tl . .. ..! .U....I-,. In n -IMH,!.
aCCUSvU Ol UCIIJK luu.o III a iibaiihv
"fifamt-up" against his faction.
Another visitor shortly before court re
convened for the afternoon session was
Representative Vara. When he stepped Into
the elevator In the southeast corridor of
Vfty ttan e was aeu wucunr r iiui v
was going upstairs to attend, the hearing.
- ''No, no, nol" replied representative Vare
and stepped out of the elevator.
"Mike'1 Sullivan, returning to the witness
gtM tbl afternoon, asserted that the prlrr
e upon vij IHr BMrsru cuiiBiirmrii 19
th gasmen r So eaeli far lw
rbn Sullivan left the witness stand at
,$ o'clock Jhfs afternoon, aftpr being ques
B4 jtljC crose-sxamiaea tor jnorc in"
hiuk District Attorney Rotan asked
at lut be. .held to ball, as he la accused of
Ultiacy 10 commit assaun ana Dmitry
4v Brown nxia duu at tpvvv no
ttulllvtt for a- hearing next Wedpes-
k mnrnl. Thl hearing will take place
Jfcg HUM ovuri fouii! ntic jw w.ii
hri h atW aVefendents are being1 At
J-.' '' .T.,,.. .,. .... .1, ( !, nlatrlft At.
mrncy'a me. wbere he telephoned friends
!, an ettort t(? afciatft Mtll
u Te timoiiy m "JHumy war) (
Mwn ta oejflas," was oorrwfcorate
by Sullivan, with the exception of pait.s
of Clark's story regaiding his (Sullivan's)
part In the transaction He said that he
wrote the letter to Richards that resulted
In his arrest because he was worried about
some of Clark's testimony regarding him
that he had read In the newspapers
Point-blank accusations of threats ot
death and promises of promotion by the
Deutsch backers and supporters were made
by Fire Lieutenant Edward M. Fahr, of
Engine Company 22. 214 Pine btreet. when
he was called as a witness this afternoon.
According to Lieutenant Fahr. Police
Captain Nicholas J. Kenny, Lieutenant Ben
nett's Immediate superior and commander
of the division In which tho Fifth Ward
lies, threatened to "get a shot at Carey's
head" last August. long before the primary
election In which Mercantile Approver
James A. Carey, McN'lchol leader of the
ward, was blackjacked
Lutenant Fahr testified that Deutsch
and Select Councilman William K. Flnley
offered him a captaincy If Ae would woik
for Deutsch In the factional fight Before
the election, he said, he was told by High
way Inspector Connelly, a Vnre follower,
that "Sam" Maloney "Is going to bring fifty
gunmen from the East Side In New York '
to win the election for Deutsch.
Lieutenant Fahr connected Finley with
the Fifth Ward thuggery case as early as
last January.
At that time he said, he wanted to get
a former policeman reappointed He said
,he was In a quandary as to which faction
was recognized by the city Administration
He was referred to Flnley. he said
"I went to Flnley and he said, 'Take him
lo Deutsch and tell him that whatever he
floes In thl matter I will assist him.' " tes
tified Fahr.
Deutsch later promised to make him a
captain, he said. With Flnley's O. K., If he
would consent to being transferred from
Knglne Company No. 8 to No 22. which
Is in tha Fifth Ward.
Captain Kenny's threat to "get a shot at
his head," Lieutenant Fnhr swore, was re
peated to him by Isaac Deutsch. following
a conference hold nt Atlantic Clt between
the Mayor. Deutsch and Captain Kenn.
Captain Kenny, according to Lieutenant
Fahr's testimony, said to Deutsch that
"Carey had sneered nt him on two dif
ferent occasions while he was passing
through City Hall corridors, and that he
wanted to get n shot at his head " Kenny
told Deutsch, Fahr said, that he would
"send COO police and three patrol wagons
Into the Fifth Ward If necessary to beat
Carey on election day."
Lieutenant Fahr snld thut after Deutsch
had promised to make him a capuln, he
spent nil of his spate time around ths
Deutsch Club and In the ward.
He testified that ho had told Joseph S
C'onnell that Deutsch "had a bigger propo
sition on his hands than he expects."
Inspector Connell, Fahr te "titled an
swered "No. he hasn't Malonej is going
to bring over fifty gunmen fiom the Ea'st
Side of New York."
Deutsch. Lieutenant Bennett and himself
had many meetings at the Deutrch Club.
Fahr said, find discussed plans for the
He testified that Deutsch told htm among
other things, that they would arrest every
election official they could early on elec
tion day morning.
At a conference held the night before
election, Bennett said to him. Fahr swore
"You take one mob, tonvrrovv and t will
take the other You begin nt one end
of the ward 'and I will start nt the other
end and by 9 o'clock It will all be over."
Morris Levin, a tailor and propeitv
owner In the Fifth Ward, testified lnte till
afternoon that Deutsch promised to get
htm the nomination for the State House of
Representatives If he would "turn In' for
him. Levin also told of the persecution that
lesldents of the ward were subjected to by
Deutsch and his henchmen.
"Deutsch offered to take ine to the office
of the Mayor and also to the Vaies tn
prove to me that he had their support,"
said Lev'ln
The last witness called before the ad
journment of court for the day, at 4-;,pl p.
m., was Harry Dublnn, who gave damaging
testimony on how he and an employe of the
Sheriff's office were blackjacked in the
"Bloody Fifth," 1te also described tlje at
tack on tho Pln!e(ler ClUb on election eve.
Lee Ellmalter. secretary to Represen
tative William S. Vare, called as today's
first witness, admitted that he had done
"odds and ends of work" for State Senator
Kdwln H, Vare. Both of the Vare brothers
had previously ben named by witnesses as
"high-ups'' In the Importation of the thugs
Ellmaker, closely questioned by Gordon,
tald ha had gone to the Fifth Ward twice
during the political fight that preceded the
murder. On one occasion, he admitted, he
Kent to the Deutsch Club as Senator Vate's
representative because the Senator was 111,
and dellvtrea a message mat tne sena
tor wa unable to attend, Besides, he
said, he delivered an address "on his own
account," expressing hope that the Deutsch
faction would be Victorious.
Senator Vare, he admitted, called him to
account after his first speech for the state
ment attributed iu him (Ellmaker) by the
newspapers to the effect that Senator Vare
had sent him to say that he was "heart
and soul" behind Deutsch, Ellmaker de
nied that he had made such remarks. Tho
next week, he testified further, senator
Vare sent blip to th Deutsch olub again to
report that tne (senator coum not speak.
Ellmaker Insisted that he made the speeches
on his own initiative and flatly denied that
ha tola ms auaiiors mat me vares sup
ported Deutsch cr that Senator Vare had
authorized him to make any such state
ment. The seven "Fros; Hollow" gunmen were
brought Into court today to testify as to
how they were hired to "roughhoust" the
ward on ana Deiore ejection, iney are
"Hutch" Sgueglla (Mascla),,who killed De
tective George A. Kppley ; 'Lefty" Dl Roma
(Castillo). "Jimmy mo mam- raiconc,
(Straight Louis" Brunelll, "Whitey" Murk
KarHt, "Murrgsy" Smith and "Mike." Den
flehy, all accused ot murder.
State Senator James P McNichol,
although sl confined to hit home. U
anxious and willing lo testify against the
Mayor. After he had been declared phy
inilv unfit to testify by three Dhvilclaha
aepojnftd ly tiw Court, hta bedside stal-
The hearing of Samuel G Malonev. re
garded as star witness for the prosecution
in tho Fifth Ward murder conspiracy, on
a writ of habeas corpus was continued until
next Monday morning when Maloney was
brought before Judge J Willis Martin
John It K Scott, who said he teprcaented
the Department of Public Safely, again ap
peared ind demanded the custody of Ma
lonev Ho InclcIeiiUllv made an opportunity
to denounce District Attorney Rotan. who
he said, was derelict In his duty In permit
tins a man of the caliber of Ma'.onev to
remain out of police custody
Referring to Mll.o Sullivan, anothei Im
portant witness for the Commonwealth In
the Fifth Word case. Mr Scott said that
the District Attorney knew where he was
long before he was brought back and that
Sullivan was a part of the geneial fianie
up and scheme
Mr. Rotan. who was engaged at the other
murder conspliaty hearing before Judge
Bronn. had to leave this Hearing nunicmy
lo attend the Maloney pioceedlng
Mi Rotan did not direct his repl to the
charges of dereliction and protection of
Malonev, but further impressed upon the
court tho need of him being befoio Judge
Brown In the other hearing, and nsking for
a continuance on that ground.
"It is asking for a further continuance of
an Illegal act,1 said Mr. Scott "The Dis
trict Atlornev has sat Before JudBe Brown
a whole week and has not opened his
mouth but allowed private counsel lo
prosecute the case. He can t hold h'mscl:
out here fn a virtuous light. I know his
object and who Is his director and master.
In this case the Dlstilct Attorney has ob
structed the couise of Justice"
The District Attorney Is the svvoin icp
rescntntlve of the people." Judge Mat tin
said when Mr. Rotan and Mr. Scott finally
stopped answering one another "If he says
he Is not prepared to go on at this time,
then the cae will be continued "
Then, our honor, let us show an of
ficial dereliction of duty," said Mr. Scott
"He Is not on trial," teplled Judge Martin,
and Immediatelv announced the continuance
until Monday morning next
It was bald that Malone.v would not ap
pear today before Judge Brown, hut ten
minutes before the time set for the henrlnfc
he was in court. In company with his
lavvjtr, J Burvvood Daly
Judge Thompson Directs Re
ceiver to Deliver Property to
Insurance Commissioner
The Inquest Into the death of Detective
George ICppley, who met death while at
tempting to save Mercantile Appraiser
.Tallies A Carey In the "Uloodv Fifth" on
primary election day, will not be held until
the present hearings in 'connection with the
murder have been completed In the Munici
pal Court.
Cprnner KntRht. who is Incidentally a
Vare lieutenant In tho northenRt, said his
office has alt the evidence to hold the gun
m,,.., The attitude of the Coroner has been
one of Indifference It Is said that In lew
of the evidence gathered by his office ho
expects to hold only two of the gunmen now
under arrest Asked If It were true that
his detectives had gathered evldem nga nst
only two men. Coroner Knight declined to
l.n.a th rase
The Coroner made a brief visit today to
the office of DUtrlct Attorney Rotun.
Michel Lagoda and Nicholas Klekner,
Russian radicals, accused by Sheriff Hey
burn, of Delaware County, of plotting and
accomplishing the Eddystone munition plant
explosion. In which Hi persons were killed
April 10, are still locked In the Jail at Mer
dla, following failure of their counsol to
force hearing on a habeas corpus writ be
fore Judge Johnson nt Media today.
At the urgent pica of Sheriff Ileyburn
and District Attorney John B. llannuin,
Judge Johnson put off the hearing on the
writ until Saturday morning, the Sher rf
promising that before that time he will
have the defendants arraigned for prelimi
nary hearing before Justice of the Peace
F V. Williamson, of meaia.
Sheriff Heyburn pleaded that he and
A Hajek, formerly an agent for the United
States Department of Justice, had been
unable to gather together the necessarj
witnesses to make a prima fade case
against the prisoners. These witnesses will
be produced before Thursday Inornlng. the
Sheriff said, and preliminary hearing on the
murder charge will be had before William
son Thursday morning.
If the Justice of the Peace holds the
men for court. Henry J. Nelson, of Phila
delphia, and Ernest L Green, of Media,
will go on with their habeas corpus fight
befoia Judge Johnson Saturday morning
After Judge Johnson had postponed the
habeas cot pus hearing Sheriff Heyburn said
to b tepresentatlve of the Eveninu
"Our case Is matetlally stronger than it
was when we Ri-restcd Lagoda and Klekner
We were unable lo go on with tho hearing
today because some of our Important wit
nesses were out of town, having gone be
fore the habeas corpus ptoceedlng was
started, and will not be back before the
middle of the week T spent part of es
tcrdsv In conference with V A. Hajek, who
furnished part of the Information on which
. rrot.il Klekner and Lagoda. There
will be developments and more nriests to
day or tomorrow probably todas."
i, ,hrllnra to the habeas col-pus sum
mons. Sheriff Heyburn produced Lagoda
and Klekner before Judge Johnson at !i
o'clock this morning Both men appealed
confident and unafraid They were hand
cuffed together, but the handcuffs were re
moved during the time they were In the
courtroom Both prisoners wore well
dressed and clean looking
Following the arrest of Klekner and
Lagoda last Tuesday, when they were In
Media for Lagoda's trial on a. charge of In
terfeilng with -an officer, attorneys for tho
two men started their habeas corpus pro
ceedings. Lagoda's first arrest was the lenult of n
ladlcal meeting In Chester Sheriff Hey
burn arrested the speaker, William Dei man.
on a charge of Inciting to llot, and when
Lagoda, asking the cause of tho arrest,
placed his hand on the Shorlff'r. shoulder,
he was arrested for Interfering with an
Klekner. a Russian Socialist, editor of a
RuBBlan Socialist newspaper In Chicago,
goes About from city to city doing what
he can lo help his Comrades when they
get Into trouble with tho police or other
law enforcement officials When he went
to Media to attend the trial of Lagoda and
Derman, he and Lagoda were arrested on
the murder ci.irge and tho trials of Lagoda
and nerlnati were nut off
Lagoda appears to bo well supplied with
money. He gave $2500 cash ball for bis
appearance to answer the Interfering with
an officer charge
The Sheriff deel ires their stories of their
suffering for the cause In Siberia are
false. He and V7 A. Hajek. a United
States Departinein of Justice agent, are
searching for "Count" -Michael M. M. E.
Podolsk), who vvos an agent for the onl
Russian Gov eminent here and looked after
ome of Its Interests at the Eddystone plant
befme the fall of the Czar They believe
they can show some relation between the
opeiatlons of Podolsky and Lagoda. and
Klekner. Podolsky had offices In the Ti as
portation Building. 26 South Fifteenth
stieet. before the fall of the Czai. Now he
cannot be found.
Judge Thompson, In the Fdral Court,
today ordeftd Samuel W. Cooper, receiver
of the Union Casualty Insurance Company,
to deliver all tho property and assets of
the company to the State Insurance Dd
parlment, In consequenco of a recent de
cision of the United States Circuit Court.
When the delivery Is actually made the
State Insurance Commissioner, will be In
fa position to carry out an order by the
Dauphin county Common rieaso wun
the dissolution of the company.
For a time here was a conflict between
the Federal and State courts over control
of the company's affairs; the State tribunal
sustaining the contention pt former Insur
ance Commissioner J. Denny O'Nell that the
company was Insolvent and should be dis
solved, while the United States Court ap
pointed Mr. Cooper as receiver to preserve
the assets for the benefit of creditors and
On the day before the Dauphin County
Court ordered the dissolution of the corn
pan). Homer C Welch, one of Its officers
and stockholders, and another stockholder
filed a bill In equity In the Federal Court
upon which they had Mr Cooper appointed
receiver This action, Insurance Commis
sioner O Nell charged, was to obstruct his
plans for the dissolution ot what he termed
an Insolvent corporation Judge Thompson
refused his petition to vacate the appoint
ment of Mr Cooper, and the State took an
Committee Resents Attitude of
Legislature in Dictating Ex
penditures for War Service
The finance committee of the Board of
Education had a lively discission this aft
ernoon ot the right of the State Legislature
to dictate the attitude of the Board toward
Its emplo)es who enlist lit the war service
of the Tilled States The committee met
In the boaid's room In the Keystone Build
ing, Nineteenth stiert above Chestnut.
It started when Dr. Wllmcr Krusen, City
Dliector of Health und Charities, iecom
niended seven men for appointment as
fchool physicians tp fill vacancies caused by
enlistment In the war sei vices. This brought
up the question of the money the board
could spend on new men Last spring the
board decided to pay all Its employes who
enlisted the difference between their sal
aries und what the (lovcrnment paid them.
Then tho Legislature made a law that all
school honrd employes who enlisted bo paid
half their salaries, regardless of what they
got from the Government
Today John Wanainakei, a member of tho
committee, questioned the constitutionality
of the enactment, declaring the Legislature
had no right to older how the Philadelphia
school board shall use the funds at ItB dis
posal. Dhnner Beebcr. of the committee, a
former Judge, said he believed there was
nothing the boaid could do but observe the
law Nothing was decided, so action on
Doctor Krusen's recommendation was de-
t ci i ed
Wilmington Properties to lie Sold
WILMINGTON', Del, Oct. 8. Sevetal
scoro of properties will be offered for sale
within a short time by the tax collectors of
this city because the taxes upon them have
not been, paid Under the new tax collec
tion law the collectors are subject to fine
and Impilsonment If they do not collect
tho taxes by sale or otherwise.
Representatives . Will Get
Together Tonight to Plan
Representatives of the city's Jewish or
..M.nfinnn will meet tonight lo "make an
Issue" of the recent remarks of President
1 . . . tr.i.llnal
Judge Charles L. Brown, or me '"""
Court, which have been denounced as ob
Jtetloh&bls to the race. . ,
The meeting, called by Jacob Singer, of
the Constitutional Grand Lodge of B rial
B'rith, will be held at the Hotel ):
Each Jewish organization In ths city will
be represented by five delegates, according
to Mr. Singer, who said that a big mass
meeting will ba arranged.
"It Is te duty of the Jewish race, h
said, "to rise as a body and avenge in.
absolute Injustice done the race by Judge
Brown's statement." .
Plans for a mass-meeting of representa
tlves of the Jewish organisations In tne
State are being made bv Independent Order
of B'rith Sholom, following a meeting of Its
executive committee. Dr. Louis S. Rubin
sohn, grand master, appointed AoIph TO
senblum, Solomon C. Kraus and M. O. Levy
as a committee to confer with other organi
zations ,
A resolution condemning Judge Browns
alleged slur Was passed by the Big Bisters,
a caarltable body ot Jewish women. Jua
Brown's apcvlogy for his statement, which
he made during the "Bloody Fifth" Ward
hearing apropos of Lieutenant Bennetts
having dropped the name of Steinberg was
called "a worse Insult than the original
statement "
"It Is a fact that most Jews brought into
Mi nra fnralffnara llvltlir In SRCtlOnS tllb
political destinies of which are controHed by
the llaloneys, Rlleys, Careys, Squlro Mc
Mulllns, Vares, McNichols and other names
of a non-Jewish sort," tho resolution reads
in part, continuing qb follows!
We deslro to bring to the attention
of Judge Brown, or any other official
of Philadelphia In any such position
the fact that this organization and
other Jewish organizations of the same
sort will make an Imu of any attempt
made by those in position! ot authority
to discredit the Jewish people In the eyes
of the community. ,
We consider Judge Brown's apology, ot
explanation, a worse Insult than the orig
inal statement, and desire to say that
Judge Brown's statement that Jewa have
been brought before him bearing Irish
named for crimes which no Irishman
would ever commit Is not only a mis
statement, but absolutely disproved by the
records of the courts.
Fifth Ward conditions at tlfb present
time are the direct results of education
given to foreign Jewa by politicians, not
of their faith, in which they are taught
that they have an absolute rigm m ignore
the law so long as the ward leader saa
It goes.
Home Defenders Retard
by Political Murder in'
"Bloody Fifth"
The murder In the "Bloody Fifth" Wirfl
In addition to giving a black eye to thruA
dtlphta's pllco department, has hid t "fl
other serious effect It has been the il
direct cause of retarding the dev.inn.. .I0;l
the home defense reserves. These eltilL
soldiers, who aro willing to go to the T"
fense of the city In tho event of Invasion u
protect life and property, are receiving T.
little encouragement from the city iJ.'
mltt representing the forty-one 'dltricta
In which the reserves have been organise
was appointed to call on Mayor Smits u
regard to tha question of equipment for tkt
home forces, but the proposed conhttS
had to be called oft on account ot is!
Mayor's present dilemma in the politic!
murder. ;
While many companies ot reserves art
drilling frequently In the northern in(
western sections of tha city, numerous oth I
organizations In South PhlladelDhla. a
some neighborhoods of the northeast hri
ceased their, activities for the reaign thai
they cannrt obtain equipment.
The men bellev.e that, In view of the fig
that theV are LTlvinLT thf.tr tlma K r
wltllng to give their lives for Phlladllpfcit.'
should occasion require, the least the dlj
can do Is to provide the necessary equlJ
George Wentworth Carr. head of th .
serves, said there are 7000 men now a
rolled and agrees that they should be pro;,'
erly equipped. He expressed the hopelhtt
a conference could be arranged with em.'
ctal representatives of the city In ortW
that speedy steps may be taken to fHiUxi
the funds necessary to arm and imlfora
tne citizen soiaiers.
Auto Bandits Hob Woman Cashier
CHICAGO. Oct 8. Huldali Sandgren.
cashier for the Bo.vbeu Baking Company,
was knocked unconscious today by five ban
dits and lobbed of $108E. which she was
taking to the bank to deposit. The bandits
escaped In an automobile.
Sentence Suspended in Case of Eleven
"Women Arrested Saturday in
Front of White House
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8. Adopting a new
course toward suffrage pickets Judge Mul
lowney today released on their own recog
nizance eleven arrested Saturday In front
of the White House. Their ball bonds were
returned by the court and sentence was
suspended Judge Mullowney took the case
under advisement, stating the pickets would
be notified when to appear to hear Sentences
passed upon them
The women apparently were stunned by
the court's procedure. Miss A,llce Paul,
vyho refused the Judge's offer to assign
.counsel to their defence, afterward saldi
' "We are glad, the authorities are at last
to be wary of holding to the untenable posi
tion of prosecuting persons who seek politi
cal freedom "
Driver Held for Running Down Boy
Accused of running down six-year-old
Benjamin Cruper, 1626 South Seventh
street, Hyman Cloldsteln, of 1624 South
Beulah street, driver of a wagon, was held
In 300 ball for n further hearing by Mag
istrate Baker today.
October Indications Point to
Yield of Only 242,450,000
The spring wheat crop will total 212,01,?
000 bushels from Indications on October V
tha Agricultural Department estimated this
afternoon. This Is 7,909,000 bushed relut-'ml
tlon from the estimate a month ago. Thr
total estimate spring and winter whi'
yield this year Is 659,797,000 bushels, com.
oared to last year's ciop of C39, 886,000,
The corn crop this year Is estimated at
3.21(1,795,000 bUBhels, a reduction since Et.
i.mh.i. 1 nt 36.717.000 bushels, and mm.
pared with last year's crop ot 2,58J,!tUU
Tha otner principal crops -win De, inn
October 1 Indications, as follows: j
Oats 1,580,714,000 bushels, an IncrttM
.inr. Sentember 1 of 47,382,000 buahtU'il
Hurley 201,659,000 bushels; decrease, l"
180,000. I
Buckwheat 17,795,000 bushels; decrein;
White potatoes 452,923,000 bushels; d.
a nt null
Sweet potatoes 87,244.000 bushels; dtV
M-.a... 9UI.UUU, V
Flax 11,335,000 bushels; Increase, 371
000. I
jtce 23,266,000 bushels, Increase, 1,011"
000. i
Tobacco 1,243,023,000 pounds; Incrtut,
-1'83'- .-.. , I.-
Cotton i-ivU''P o!(' ' vel;r '?"
p'c-UB 10,848,00(1 bUshels; Increase, lOOV
Appleg 176,620,000 bushels; decreai
537.000. " ' 1
Sugar beets 7,832,000 tons; decreaM.1
Beans 15,814, 000'vTjTshels; decrease, 4?
155,000. -I
The condition ot cbrli on October 1 wu
75.9, as compared With 75 2 the ten-yew.
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Peru and Uruguay Definitely
Align Themselves Against
German Autocracy
SiMC.ut Cable Xm.ce of the I'nilrd I'rfss mid
niriiliio J.rrtffcr.
Bl'KNOS A1HKS. Oct 8
Two nioie LatlivAmcrlcan nations toda)
were definitely aligned nsalnst nutocracy
and frlghtfulness on the seas. The Peru
vian llovernmunt, according to Lima dis
patches, followed up Us action In handing
passports to Oerman olllclals there with
crtblctl Instructions to the Peruvian Minister
In Berlin to demand his own safe conduct.
Montevideo reported the I'ruguayan Gov
ernment ready to take the same step. The
Oerman Minister hus already been handed
his passportn, following on overwhelming
vote In both houses of Congiess favoring a
diplomatic rupture.
Best Information today indicates tnnt
Teru's and Uruguay's action would not af
fect Argentine DlBpatrhes from Chill ex
pressed the belief that Santiago would like
wise continue the nation's neutrality.
With Peru and Uruguay at diplomatic
outs with Germany, eleven Central and
South American nations have Joined the
world combine against the Central Powers.
Cuba declared a state of war against Ger
many April 7, Immediately following the
American action. On April 10 Panama
took the same step and on the following
day Brazil broke relations. Bolivia suspended
diplomatic interchange April 13: Guatemala
on April 38, Honduras on May 18, Nica
ragua on May 19, armany seered rela
tions with Haiti June 9 and Ban Domingo
broke with Germany June 11.
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Khakl Cloth Makers Announce That
?ve Mills Have Acceded
to Terras
Weavers' Union No. 72, of Philadelphia,
composed largely of khaki cloth makers.
Which Is oh strike In Kenslngtpn, declared
iiviiv that five mills had granted its de
mands, aftd that before the strike Is ended
the other forty-eight mills, which af4 hold
ing out. Will have- capitulated.
A big mass-meeting to dlscues further
plans for the strike Will be held Wed
nesday afternoon In Labor Lyceum Hall.
Tne weavers y uivy mchiuii ui ij
centa an hour and have been getting thirty
to thlrty-sl cents an hour. They waht
to make forty cents the standard was;e In
The men deny that they are associated
In any way with tha Industrial Workera,of
the World of vlth the American Federation
of Labor. They JiiVa simply a weaver'
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