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VOL. XXVI.—NO. 138.
T. B. Walker, Millionaire Lumberman of Min
neapolis, Tells the Flour City Socialist Club
That Socialism Has Always Proven a Failure
and That It Stifles the Development of the
A capitalist yesterday invaded the territory of the Socialist party and boM
ly denounced the doctrines of that organization as harmful and impractica
ble, .it the same time lauding the present social system.
T. B. Walker, a wealthy Minneapolis lumberman, addressed the Flour
City Socialist club at its rooms, 45 Fourth street south, in that city.
According to members of the organizalion, it was the first time in its his
tory that a capitalist attacked the socialistic principle before a hostile au
dience. Mr. Walker was invited to speak before the Minneapolis organiza
tion, and promptly accepted the invitation.
During his address he asserted that the principle of a socialistic state
was Impractical, and that, where tried, it had proven a decided failure. He
declared that the doctrine of socialism prevented the development of the indi
vidual, and was a harmful, pernicious creed. In support of his arguments
he pointed to the failure of several colonies of communists and to the pitiful
condition of the American Indian and other races that still maintained the
tribal form of government. The social idea, said Mr. Walker, was only the
elaborated trovernment of the tribal peoples.
Rev. Car! D. Thomas, of Lincoln, Neb., followed Mr. Walker, and for two
hours debated the socialists' side of the question. He complimented Mr.
Walker on his frankness and sincerity.
Mr. ■ Walker, • in-his- address, reviewed
the principles of socialism as applied to
labor unions quite extensively, and then
considered what socialism is and what
the socialists believe. Said he on this
"Socialistic views of society have ex-
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Exalted Ruler of the Elks. Over Whom Women War.
Special to The Globe.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, lowa, May 17.—
Mrs. George P. Cronk, wife of the
exalted ruler of the Elks, and Mrs.
Cora Lathrop Patterson, recently di
vorced from the son of the millionaire
tobacco manufacturer of Richmond,
Va., were the principals in a sensa
tional battle with fists, umbrellas and
fingernails at the North-Western rail
way station here late last night.
Mr. and Mrs. Cronk had come from
Omaha, it being his plan to travel to
Virginia, where he was to dedicate the
Mystery Deepens About the
Yeager Murder at
KOKOMO, Ind., May 17.—The
strange woman who holds the key to
the Yeager murder mystery has not
yet been found and but little progress
has been made toward solving the
problem. The county commissioners
have been asked to post $1,000 reward
for the capture of the assassin. The
Oakford people have raised a fund of
$1,000 to employ detectives. The time
and location of the killing have been
More blood was found today in a
wheat field near where several wit
nesses told of seeing Yeager and the
mysterious woman in Yeager's buggy
and here the shot was heard that
killed Yeager. The scene of the mur
der was six miles south of Hemlock,
on the road dividing Howard and Tip
ton counties. The killing was at 2
o'clock Monday morning, four hours
after Louis Yeager left the home of his
bride to be, Myrtle Fintey, at Hemlock.
The strange woman is described as
beautiful and expensively dressed.
Where she came from, how she fell in
with Yeager and where she went after
the shooting are circumstances that
are engaging the attention of the of
ficers. It is the theory of the dead
In' replying to "Mr. Walker. Mr. ..Thomp
son said most of the objections arose
from a misapprehension of the socialistic
position, which he denned as follows:
The collective ownership of the greater
material means of production and distri
The co-operation and systematic ar-
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Elks' home and his wife accompanied
him this far.
As she was stepping from the train,
Mrs. Patterson started to get on board
and Mrs. Cronk, who is said to be jeal
ous of the other woman, started the
battle. Friends finally separated them
and Mrs. Patterson continued her jour
ney eastward. Mr. Cronk disappeared,
and it was thought he returned to
Omaha. Mrs. Cronk was taken to a
hotel, where she grew hysterical and
intimated that Cronk had been paying
too much attention to Mrs. Patterson.
man's family that the woman was
brought here by enemies to lure Yeager
to his ruin and death. The man and
woman who occupied another buggy
near by, when the killing was done,
have not yet been found.
Logan Ingles and the two Eads boys
now under arrest on suspicion of kill
ing Yeager, will not be released with
out trial. The preliminary hearing is
set for Friday, May 22. The coroner
will resume the inquest Tuesday morn-
Wife of an Utopian Philanthropist
Charges Infidelity.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 17.—Wal
ter Vrooman, founder of the People's
trust, the Western Co-Operative com>
pany and other gigantic Utopian
schemes, in which h* spent hundreds
of thousands of dollars, is the de
fendant in a dirorce suit at Trenton,
Mo., brought by his wife, who sup
plied him with a quarter of a million
dollars to carry on his plans. Mrs.
Vrooman was formerly Miss Annie
Grafflin, an heiress of Baltimore. She
gave her husband one-third of her
fortune of $750,000 to be used in fur
therance of his schemes, being fascin
ated with the Idea of his uplifting hu
manity. In time he founded Ruskin
college and his People's Trust and
Western Co-operative company oper
ated from Kansas City as headquar
ters. When the latter two concerns
failed last fall, Vrooma'i bought up
all the stock and saved all Investors
in it from loss. Mrs. Vrtoman in her
petition for divorce charges her hus
band with infidelity.
Through the Omaha World-Herald He Asks the Former President and His Followers
for a Statement, of Their Position on the Matter of Harmony.
OMAHA, Neb., May 17.—William
Jennings Bryan has thrown down the
gage of battle to Grover Cleveland.
Through. Mr. Bryan's close friend and
political adviser, Richard L. Metcalfe.
the two-times candidate for president
on the Democratic ticket asks Mr.
Cleveland and his followers to come
out in the open and make known their
intentions and explain their convic
tions. M"r. Metcalfe is editor of the
World-Herald, over whose destinies
Mr. Bryan presided prior to the suc
cession of the present incumbent. The
letter is addressed to Norman E. Mack,
of the Buffalo Times and member of
the Democratic national committee
from the Empire state. It will appear
in tomorrow morning's World-Herald.
Mr. Mack, although close to Mr. Bryan
during his two campaigns, recently
wrote and printed in his paper the so
called harmony editorial. He has been
asking the Bryan people to take part
in a harmony movement to forget the
and /join hands with the Cleveland fol
lowers in the future. Mr. Metcalfe in
his open letter to Mr. Mack recalls
these newspaper utterances and pro-
Leading Hebrews Start, Movement, Which is Expected to Bs Worldwide, to Save
Sixty Thousand of Their Brethren From Persecution in Russia.
Special to The Globe.
"Over sixty thousand Russian Jews
will come into the United States as a
result of the Kishenev massacre and
we must provide work for them. The
Jewish question is now an international
It was Rabbi Levinthal who spoke,
and his words were uttered with au
thority. He outlined a plan for the
organization of a world-wide society
composed entirely of Jews, the chief
object of which shall be to lend ma
terial aid to the victims of religious op
pression. He expressed the opinion
that the Kishenev riots and murders
will be followed by others and that they
will continue until the world, through
Its protests, shall compel Russia to
cease its persecution of the Jews.
Prominent and wealthy Jews who are
expected to be interested in this move
ment, include besides Rabbi Levinthal,
who is generally recognized as the head
of the orthodox Jews in this country,
Magistrate Sulzberger, of the Central
police station; Isaac Kohn, Samuel D.
Lltt, Mayer Guggenheimer, of New
York; Abraham Fleisher, Jacob Muhr,
Henry Nathan, Nathan Snellenburg,
Bryan, tnrough the editor of the Omaha
World-Herald, demands of Cleveland and
his followers a statement of their posi
tion on the matter of harmony in the
Women at Omaha get into an encounter
with fists and fingernails over Exalted
Ruler Cronk, of the Elks, the object of
their differences.
Jews in America plan to bring 60,000
of their persecuted brethren from Rus
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ceeds to interrogate Mr. Mack without
Editor Metcallrt (for Mr. Bryan)
says there is tocx much talk about the
candidate and not enough about the
platform. He aeks if the Cleveland
followers could^jfor the sake of har
many, support «ny man for president
who heartily subscribed to the Demo
cratic platforms vt 1896 and 1900.
"What would jfc-u have Democrats do
in the construction of their platform
in order to avoid incurring the hostil
ity of Mr. Cleveland and his followers?
How many of the principles and the
policies in which we believe must we
surrender in order to avoid incurring
this hostility T' asks Editor Metcalfe
of Editor Mack. Somewhat further
along Mr. Metcalf offers such questions
as these: "Do you believe that a plat
form that made no reference to the
money question would avoid incurring
the hostility of Mr. Cleveland and his
followers? Do you think that a Demo
cratic platform fiiat failed to make
explicit reference to the money ques
tion would command the respect either
of bimetallists or of single gold stand
ard advocates? ShjaU the Democrats
abandon their position on the Philip-
and Rabbi Leonard Levy, of Pittsburg.
• NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 17.—Dur
ing the course of the "Say's proceedings
at the annual convention of District
No. I, Independent Order of B'nai
B'rith, subscriptions were called for to
aid the Kishenev, Russia, sufferers, and
more than $1,000 was secured among
the delegates, about 140 of whom were
President J. B. Klein presented to the
meeting a message from National
President Leo N. Levi, of New York,
concerning the Kishenev affair. Presi
dent Levi said:
"When the massacre was first re
ported the executive committee,
through one of its members, Hon.
Samuel Wolf, applied to our govern
ment for an official report of the event.
The secretary of state cabled for such
a report, and under date of May 9, 1903,
furnished a copy of a cablegram re
ceived from Ambassador McCormick
at St. Petersburg, which authorita
tively denied that th^fe is any want of
suffrage among Jews In Southwestern
"The situation demands permanent,
as well as immediate relief. Let us be
careful not to render the latter impos
"The certain result of the unsettled
regularities in the postofflce department
as brought by formed Cashier Tulloch.
Cardinal Gibbons expresses horror at
the massacre of eJws^t Kishener.
Mystery deepens about the Yeager Mur
der at Kokomo, Ind.
Thirty-two injured in street car strike
in Bridgeport, Conn.
Local bartenders enjoy a lively picnic at
Harris Park.
Prof. Washburn, state entomologist,
devises a concoctkss warranted to kill
pine question wherein they promised
not to make the Filipinos either citi
zens or subjects and favored a declara
tion of the nation's purpose to give to
these people first a stable form of gov
ernment; second, independence, and,
third, protection from outside inter
ference ?
"What change would you make in
the Democratic platform with respect
to trusts 9 What alterations would you
make in the plank relating to national
bank currency? Would you declare in
favor of the income tax? What would
you say In regard to propositions in
volved In measures like the asset cur
rency bill and the Aldrich bill?"
Editor Mack Is further queried m
relation to the plank against govern
ment by injunction, the declaration for
electing senators by direct vote of the
people and other principles advocated
strongly by the Bryan wing of the
It is expected that Mr. Mack, after
conferences with Mr. Cleveland or the
former president's political advisers,
will make reply to Mr. Metcalfe. That
reply may settle the question of har
mony or war as between Bryan and
the Cleveland wings of the party.
state of affairs in Southwestern Rus
sia will be increased emigration of
Jews to the United States. To aid them
to independence along lines now recog
nized as thoroughly practical will be
the task of the order as long as that
immigration continues. It will prob
ably be for years. The lodges should
gravely consider this aspect of the
problem and in addition to strengthen
ing the hands of the executive com
mittee by giving it moral support, they
should raise money to be used locally
for the relief of refugees who may
come or be sent to their respective
"All of the Jews in Russia, however,
cannot or will not emigrate. Their
status there will always present a
grave problem. Their fate will depend
finally upon the rules of the Russian
empire. To the czar's sense of justice
and to the humane spirit which he has
so often manifested, the Jews must
look for protection, when ignorance,
prejudice and lawlessness assail them.
"In the prevailing excitement let us
preserve our calm, keeping in mind the
future as well as the present. Let us
do nothing and say nothing that will
cut off from the right to make a digni
fied and manly appeal in the name of
humanity to the dignity and manhood
of the czar."
grasshoppers without endangering the
health of poultry.
Railroad clerk is held up by a man,
while his accomplice, a woman, robs
him of $50. "Woman is arrested, but man
Investigation of the shooting of L.
Thomas by Kate O'Rourke in South St.
Paul shows conclusively that the gun
was accidentally discharged.
For the first time on record the the
entire year's output of binding twine at
the Stillwater prison is sold to the farm
Former Cashier Tulloch of the Washington
Office Makes Direct and Damaging Charges
Which Involve All the Higher Officials in the
Department Even to the Postmaster General.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 17.—The
full text of formal charges of irregu
larities in the administration of postal
affairs preferred by Seymour W. Tul
loch, former cashier of the Washing
ton city postofflce, was made public
today by Mr. Tulloch. The charges
are embodied in a letter to Postmaster
General Payne in response to the lat
ter's request to be furnished informa
tion that would substantiate published
statements of Mr. Tulloch. Some of
the matters complained of will be in
vestigated immediately by inspectors.
Mr. Tulloch in his letter'says he is
at the service of the postmaster gen
eral in rendering any further assist
ance that may be desired. He says in
all instances of irregularities and fa
voritism the public dpcuments, rec-
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Who Expresses Profound Sympathy for the Persecuted
BALTIMORE, Md., May 17.—Three
thousand people attended an enthusi
astic meeting in the Academy of Music
this afternoon in behalf of the victims
of the anti-Jewish outrages in Russia.
It was participated in by many leading
citizens of the state and city and sev
eral thousand dollars were subscribed.
The meeting was presided o'.far by Dr.
Fabian Franklin, editor of the Balti
more Evening wews, ana among the.
speakers were ex-Gov. William Pink
ney Whyte, ex-Congressman John V.
L. Finlay, Mayor Hayes, Roger W.
Hull, Leon Greenbaum and others.
Letters of sympathy were read from
Gov. John Walter Smith, United States
Senator McComas, Attorney General
Isador Raynor, Hon. N. Simon Wolf
and leading church divines, all express
ing their horror over the massacre at
Kischeneff and the conviction that the
United States should use its good of
fices to bring about a suppression of
such atrocities in the future.
Dr. Daniel C. Gilman, president of
Carnegie Institute, declared that sim
ilar meetings should be held in all
parts of the United States to the end
that the public opinion of this country
should compel Russia to adopt a hu
mane policy.
Among the letters was the following
from Cardinal Gibbons: "Dr. Harry
Friedenwald, chairman: My Dear
Sir: I regret that my enforced absence
Reports of Encounters Between Peas
ants and Military Confirmed.
VIENNA, May 17.—Reports re
ceived here from Sissek, Croatia, de
clare that notwithstanding the denials
of the Hungarian government, the
stories of fierce encounters between
peasants and the military In the vil
lage of Krisewachslch have been con
firmed. Forty peasants are said to
have been shot. The authorities have
completely isolated the village in or
der to prevent the news of the dis
orders there from spreading.
Kreuz, where riots also occurred,
has been cut off from telegraphic
communication. The authorities have
received reports by telephone that
wholesale arreeta are being made at
A«rai?» and other cities.
ords, vouchers, etc.. were most care
fully executed and kept, and little in
formation can be ascertained by their
investigation; that the real facts be
hind the allowance and vouchers are
not of record and are known to few—
those interested, who will not, and
others, clerks, who dare not, talk.
When Honesty Ruled.
"For upwards of nineteen years," the
letter recites, "the conduct of affaira
between the Washington city postof
fice and the postofflce department was
regular. Then :ame the first break,
the precursor of a system of allow
ances to the Washington postoffice on
account of departmental expenditures
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Jews in Russia.
from the city on May 17 will prafent
my presence at the meeting you have
called to give voice to your horror at
the events that have recently taken
place at Kischeneff. I have no hesita
tion, however, to express my deep ab
horrence at the massacres that have
carried to their graves gray hair and
innocent childhood. Our sense of jus
tice revolts at the thought of persecu
tion for religion's sake; but when per
secution is attended with murder and
pillage the brain reels and the heart
sickens; and righteous indignation is
aroused at the enormity of such a
crime. What a blot upon our civiliza
tion is this slaughter of inoffensive
men, women and children. Please con
vey to the meeting my grief for the
dead: my sympathy for thos»e made
helpless by the murder of their natural
protectors, and my sincere hope that
this twentieth century will see the end
of all such occurrences and that peace,
good will and brotherly love may pre
vail on earth.
"(Signed) Faithfully yours,
" —James, Cardinal Gibbons.'
A series of resolutions was adopted
calling upon th United States to
"bring such lnflu<:.ves to bear on Ahe
Russian government as may tend to
bring about a cessation of these in
humanities" and upon members of con
gress to protest "against the outrages
to which the Jews of Russia are sub
National Convention of the Brotherhood
Opens Ten Days' Deliberations.
DENVER, Col., May 17.—The ' national
convention of the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen will begin a ten days' secret
session here tomorrow. All the officers of
the national body and 700 delegates ar
rived today. . They were accompanied by
friends who swelled the number to over
5,000. Twenty-six hundred delegates are
expected to participate in the convention
and it is estimated that at least 25,000
persons will visit the city as a result of
the convention. One of the principal mat
ters to come before the convention is the
selection aof a place for the trainmens'

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