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ESTABLISHED 1832. ONE CENT. ~~ NEWARK, n7 FAIR TONIGHT AND FRIDAY; WARMER. CIVIL Will VETS IRE WELCOMED Nearly Eijjht Hundred G. A. R. Comrades Are in Trenton for Convention. COMMANDER INGLIS PRESENTS HIS REPORT School Children Greet Veterans With “America” When Line Reaches City Hall. [Special to the Newark Star.] TRENTON. May 18.—With a welcome that sounded true In every particular, veterans of the Civil Waj^ gathered In Trenton today for the forty-fourth an nual encampment of the Department of New Jersey. O. A. R. The session opening the convention was held in Masonic Temple and gath ered there were between 600 and 800 of the now old men who went to the field of battle at the call of President Lincoln In 1861, in the struggle be tween the North and South for emancipation of the slaves. This was the first encampment in Trenton for a number of years, and in the great crowd of warriors which gathered today many of the familiar faces of men prominent In the G. A R. half a dozen years ago were missing, thty having in the meantime responded to the solemn call of taps. Remembering her important part in tlie military history of the United States, old Trenton overflowed with patriotism. The city of the turning point of the Revolution, and the city which raised what were 'among the first troops of the Civil War, was decked with the national colors from one end to the other. in passing through the streets of tin ojty the veterans walked under what were practically solid arches of red, white and blue. Thousands of homes displayed the flag, and afl of'the busi ness houses in the centre of the city were decorated with "Old Glory" In flags and in bunting, singing out a silent story of appreciation of the battle-scarred warriors who carried arms that the Union of States might lie preserved intac^. From early this morning until the convening hour of the encampment. State and Clinton streets, between Ma ( Continues <>• Fourth Page.) PROSECUTOR ASKS “NOLLE PROS” IN mm case Also Wants Indictments Against Council President Blessing and Others Dismissed. PITTSBURG, May 1*.—The common wealth today took steps to abandon some of the councilmgnic graft cases. Assistant District Attorney Warren I. Seymour went before Judges R. S. Frazer and John D. Shafer and asked that the indictment against F. N. Holt stot, the banker and car manufacturer; Dr. F. C. Blessing, president of the Common Council; ejf-Councilman Will iam McKelvey and Councilman S. G. Lennox be nolle prossed. Mr. Seymour stated to the court that , the commonwealth’s witnesses had failed to give the testimony expected. "They have gone baok on us," he said. ' "What they knew a year ago they do not know now." In the present series of graft trials there has been only one conviction. The rest have resulted in disagree ments or acquittals. The judges post poned their decision. BOARD OF TRADE THANKS TAFT FOR PEACE EFFORTS. Through George F. Reeve, the chair man of the Board of Trade, that body today sent a telegram to President Taft, thanking him for his continued efforts in the cause of international peace. The 18th of May is a day set apart for the celebration of peace, and the Board of Trade, to create an :nterest In the movement among the pupils jf the Barringer High School, has offered prizes for the last three years for the best essays on subjects connected with international arbitration. The prizes are always awarded at the school May 18. The telegram to the President was as follows: "May 18, 1D11. "Hon. William Howard Taft, ■ "President United States, "Washington, D C.: "This day dedicated throughout the world to the cause of peace, the Board or Trade of the city of Newark, New Jersey, desires to thank you for the powerful Influence which as the chief of our national government you are exerting so earnestly and effectively In the promotion of this great cause. "GEORGE F. REEVE, “Chairman." EXPECT CROPSEY TO QUIT OFFICE Hpy | New York Police Head Charged With Disobeying Civil Service Laws. +++++iH'++++t’H'+'H'+’H'+i"HH I $ NEW YORK POLICE HEADS j; £ DO NOT SERVE LONG. |; !! Michael C. Murphy: appointed t: + February 22, 1901, served ten j ■ ) J months. f i . * Colonel John N. Partridge, ' ‘ ■ • January 2, 1902; one year. i ! -J General Francis V. Greene, j■ j«i January 1, 1903; one y^ar. ;; J William McAdoo, January ]. 1 , J 1904; two years, ■ < General Theodore Bingham. | j ^ January 1. 1906. three years six i; ,, months. 11 William F. Baker, July 1, 1908; T one year six months, lacking ten ». ,, days. t '• " James C. *Cropsey, October 21, I ;; 1910;- j: X • • NEW YORK, May 18.—Following charges made by James Creelman, president of the New York Civil Serv ice Board, the resignation of Police Commissioner James C. Cropsey )8 hourly expected. Creelman charges that forty-eight patrolmen have been appointed illegal ly. and he gives tile names. He says those men cannot draw their salaries and that Cropsey cannot certify their pay-rolls without making himself amenable to a criminal action. The mayor refused to talk about the letter, and Cropsey’s only reply to it was: "That's what 1 have been doing for eight months, and that is all 1 have to say. I will not discuss it.” While those two officials most directly con cerned would not' talk the letter Itself carried the official death warrant of Cropsey. The significant lines in the letter are: "It is within my knowledge that you officially directed tYie police commis sioner to make appointments for the police force' from the civil service eligible list in numerical order, even forbidding the exercise of the usual discretionary choice of one name out of three. Of course, I do not in any way question the motives of the po lice commissioner In doing what he has done, but I call your attention to the fact that he has not only violated the law, but has disregarded your positive instructions." POLICYHOLDERS CAN’T CAST VOTE Decision of N. Y. Attorney=Gen* eral in Case of Equi> table Life. NEW YORK, May 18.—The State in surance department today made pub lic a decision by Attorney-General Carmody declaring that the policy holders of the Equitable Life Assur ance Society under Its present charter have no right to vote for any of its directors. On the strength of this opinion Superintendent Hotchkiss has returned to the company certificates of nomination of directors proposed to be voted on by policy-holders at the annual meeting in December. The attorney-genefal holds that an amendment to the charter of the Equitable, whereby it was sought to permit policyholders to ilect twenty eight of the fifty-two directors, and the stockholders to choose the rest, is in i valid, since it interferes with the rightB | of stockholders to vote for all directors. I The superintendent of insurance also | directs the company to discontinue the preparation of .lists of policyholders for use In connection with the proposed election. DIX ASKS SENATE TO 0. K. D. F. COHALAN AS JUSTICE. ALBANY, N. Y., May 18.—Governor Dix sent to the Senate for confirma tion the nomination of Daniel F. Co halan, of New York city, as a Justice of the Supreme Court, First Judicial District, in place of James A. O’Gor man, who was elected to the United States Senate. M’KINLEV ASSOCIATION. NEW YORK, May 18.—Announce ment was made today by the Incor porators of the National McKinley ! Birthplace Association that at a meet ing here the following oncers wi re elected: President, Joseph. G. Butler, Jr., Youngstown, O.; vice-president, j John G. Milburn, New York city; treas urer. J. G. Schmidlapp, Cincinnati, and secretary, W. A. Thomas, Niles, O. The Baker Printing Company •how oil the l«te«t Myles of wedding invita tion., both printed and engraved, at loweat prices, but best grade of stock and workman ship. 551 Market st. The leading printers.—Ad. [, ■ IN PLATFORM OF :fti _ Proposal to Apply the Referen dum to the State Constitution. FOR EIGHTY-CENT GAS. COMPLETE HOME RULE Possibility of Fight Over Dec laration of Principles More Radical Stilt. / Possibility of a fight over the adop tion of a platform on- which their can didates will go before the people in the primary campaign this fall lent unex pected interest to the convention of the Progressive Republicans of the State, which opened at 3 o'clock this after noon, at Essex headquarters, Halsey and Campfield streets. The further possibility that the Essex delegates might be outvoted by those from Hudson. Bergen and other coun ties gave another fillip to the opening proceedings. There is a draft of a platform, said to be drawn by George Li. Record, which is declared to be even too radical for the Essex men. One of the leaders among the Essex Progres sives said that he did not propose to stand for certain provisions In a plat form that has been drawn up. Just what are the particular planks lo which he objected he declined to state, as there may be ar agreement to eliminate them before the delegates reach the business of the adoption of a platform. The Essex delegates have a platform of their own, the provisions of which are sure to be acceptable to the out siders who arc in accord with the pro gressives from this country as far as the Essex men go. The Essex plat form Is the most radical that has ever appeared, probably more radical than any which has ever been submitted to a political convention in the East. It claims credit for the progressives for llie enactment of the Goran law, the public utilities law, the employers' liability act and the corrupt practises act. and pledges the league to work for the maintenance of these laws. It then goes on record for: The Oregon plan of electing United States senators. The name of the can didates to be plnced on the election day ballot, the one receiving the hlcli ( Continued on Fourth Pagr.) ONE CONVICTED, ANOTHER ON TRIAL FOR GIRLTRAFFIC Federal Prosecutor at Trenton Determined to Stamp Out Evil. TRENTON, May 18,—Giovanni Al bortalll, of Hoboken, accused of im porting Marie Brainbati from Italy for immoral purposes, was found guilty this afternoon by a Jury in Unite! .States Judge Cross's Court. The woman testified to coming to America first when IT years old. She married here and went back to Eu rope with her husband. There the husband left her, and she afterward became a mother. Site said Albertalil was the child's father. She swore to coming back, to Ameri ca with Albertalil and the wife of Al bertalii in December, 1010. Assistant United States Attorney Lindabury announced in open court that the government would press all cases of tills nature to the limit. When the case of the government against Salvatore Gandolfo. alias Sam Gandolfo and Frank Advino, indicted for transporting a woman front Phil adelphia to Atlantic City for immoral purposes, came up in the United States Supreme Court here today, Josephine Vasis, the alleged victim, testified that she met Gandolfo March 10 last at 1023 Pearl street, Philadelphia. OHIO BRIBERY CASE TO BE TRIED NEXT WEEK. COLUMBUS, O.. May 18.—The trial of Dr. George B. Nye, indicted assem blyman from Pike county, probably will not begin until the middle of next week. A general demurrer was en tered to the indictment against Dr. Nye today, averring that the facts stated in the indictment did not con stitute a crime under the laws of Ohio. The indictment states that he might there and then be influenced. Objec tion was taken to the word “might.” Judge Kinkead set the hearing for next Tuesday and indicated that he would gtva ample time to prepai the defense. Representative A. Clark Lowre>, of Lawrence county, today appeared be fore Judge Kinkead and pleaded not guilty to soliciting a bribe of $1,500 from Opha Moore, secretary of the Manufacturers’ Association NEWARK COMMISSIONERS AND OTHERS PROMINENT AT PRESBYTERIAN MEET taf/t maderoTxpectT TO 1 I I Announces That President’s i Terms Are Satisfactory and Peace Is Assured. m I.I.ETIN. i .llAUi;/., Mix., May IS-Pence In j Mexico erlll lie algneil by Salurday. ' Tills Mill he followed Monday by the | formal reslKiinllon from (be presidency I of Porflrlo lllnx. JUAREZ, Mex„ May 18.—Francisco ; I. Madero. jr., today announced that i the news from Mexico City was so | entirely satisfactory to him it might | be universally proclaimed that peace 1 throughout Mexico Is now an ftccom ! plished fact. Madero will accept the offei^to go to I Mexico (City to act as chief adviser to Minister of Foreign Relations De la Barra, who will become president ad Interim. , As the dale for the withdrawal from office of President Diaz and Vice-Pres ident Corral has been definitely fixed ! for June t, it will not be necessary for the Insurrectos to institute provisional governors or provisional members of the cabinet for the Intervening twelve days, but the fad that Madero will act with Minister Do la Barra in the re organization of the government will be accepted as sufficient guarantee of the success of the revolution. ■tplH'ig Accept Announcement. Diaz's announcement of his Intention to resign is accepted with absolute faith by the rebels. Regarding the fu ture policy of the Madero government toward foreign capital in Mexico, Senor Madero safd lie and his cabinet would continue to encourage American invest ments, but a vigorous prohibition' would be made against trusts of any kind, and against the wholesale granting of concessions. Madero has no doubt that he will be tile next regularly elected president of Mexico, and that Dr. Vasquez Gomez will be the vice president. Concerning the reorganization of the Mexican army. Senor Madero declared all convicts hereafter will be eliminated and (lie army will be composed entire ly of volunteers. Madero received the full details of the happenings at Mexico City with unconcealed pleasure. The dispatches came too late for his perusal last night, but he was up at sunrise today digest ing the news. Walking beneath a grove of trees, which fringes a muddy irri gation ditch ; car the house in which he has established headquarters, Senor Madero outlined the policy he would pursue when he reaches Mexico City. PHI ESI, FAMOUS PHILADELPHIA, May 18.—Tho Very Rev. James McGill, C. M., one of the most widely known Roman Catho lic priests in the United States, died at St. Vincent's Seminary here today after a long illness. He was former provincial of the congregation of the mission in the Eastern province of the Vincentian order in the United States. This ofliee Is only second to that of "Father General of the Order,” who re sides in Paris. Father McGill was ordained to tho priesthood with the late Archbishop ' Ryan in St. lands fifty-eight years ! go, an I tile two men, both noted for their gift of oratory, were the closest of friends. Father McGill achieved much success-in the work of conduct ing missions In various parts of the United States. He was superior in St Louis and Inter founded St. Vincent’s College at Los Angeles, Cal. He was rector of the seminary connected with Niagara University. He also estab lished a new mission house in Spring field, Mass. n. n, I,awn Hollers. Marknet 4- Doremua Co.. TD6 Ilroai itreet.—Adv. ■.yj^sr c " ' —^ t 7f^kT u c:. »■-■■■■ ■■> FOG (ran ADD __ Rebellious Tribesmen Repulsed, i France May Have Broken International Pact. PARIS, May 18.—Advices received at the ministry of war today stats that a French detachment was at tacked by Mohocean tribesmen near Debdou during a fog’on Tuesday. The enemy was repulsed, but the French lost two officers killed and twelve others killed or wounded. Debdou, Morocco, where lhi- French forces are reported to have engaged the rebellious tribesmen, is directly cast of Fez and about forty miles west of the Algerian frontier. If the dispatch has been correctly transmitted to Paris :ts news is Hlg- | nifleant, as it indicates that the French arc moving on Fez from Algeria. Their operations heretofore reported have been from the Atlantic, ccast, and the French government has given the other powers to understand that no aggres sive move would be made in Morocco from Algeria except under pressure jf tlie greatest necessity. CHRISTIAN FLEISSNER NEW HEAD OF LOCAL BANK. Christian Fleissner was unanimously elected president of the Broad and Mar ket National Bank to succeed Joseph J. Rafter, at a meeting of the board of directors yesterday afternoon. Mr. Rafter recently resigned because lie needed a rest and believed his succes sor to be better fitted for the position. Mr. Fleissner. who Is engaged In the leather business, has been vice-presi dent and a director of the bank since Its organization, four months ago. He will assume the duties of president at once. . HURT BY CAR, CLAIM OF $15 ADJUSTED ON SPOT Trolley Official Negotiates a “While - You - Wait” Pact With Prostrate Victim. George Ross, a negro teamster, was urging his gallant steeds to their ut most endeavor this morning, that they m'ght drag a wagon load of dirt out of an excavation at Rroad street and (central avenue. He was on foot and just as success was crowning his and1 his horses' efforts he was unfortunate I enough to be jammed between a pass ing Central avenue car and his wagon. A number of men managed, finally, to extricate Ross, and he was carried, bruis'd and battered, to a nearby door way. Among the passengers on the Central avenue car In question there happened to be an adjuster for the Public Service Corporation. This mar hurried to the doorway where Ross lay. “How much do you think : you’re hurt?” asked the adjuster. "What d’ you-all mean, boss?” Rosa wanted to know. "Do you think you’re hurt $5 worth?” “Rawdy, yes, boss; I'se hu't $15 wuft, slio’ ’nough." “Well, we'll make it $10." "No; $15 or nullin'." An excited native of the Camorra prodiuing country Interposed. "Don't listen.” ho exclaimed, “it’s worth one hundred a dolla." The adjuster quickly produced the fifteen bills and tho Ross signature was as quickly secured. ”1 won’t be able to wo k no mo' to day,” said Ross, remembering his in juries. BANDIT BEATEN; WDED HE TRIED TO DOB BAKER A . Police Sergeant Said to Have Refused Aid—"Men Were All Asleep." A hold-up, the story of which .va« held hack, came to light today. \u gust Hoeke's hakeshop. 526 South T.=• ■!fh street, furnished the setting of the In cident. Hoeke's story Is that about 3 o'clock Saturday morning a man came Into the store, where lie was getting ready for the dally delivery, who pointed a revolver at him and demanded in vile Western style to hand over. Ht was about to comply when one of the men employed downstairs w ho saw the entrance of the Intruder sneaked up to the bandit und snatched the gun out of his hand, after pinning his arms to his side. There being no officer in sight they gave the man a beating. He managed to escape. Young Hoeke thereupon telephoned tc the Fourth Precinct telling Hergeani Meyerowitz of the occurence and ask ing that someone be sent up to in vestigate the matter. According tc young Hoeke, who telephoned, Sergeant Me.ycrowitz said; "I cannot send any men up; they are asleep.” "I asked thf sergeant," Hoeke continued, "what 1 should do if the man came hack- He told me to give him another heating.” As soon as the men in the bakeshop gol lime they went out to see if they could get a sight of the man whom they had beaten up so badly, and they found a trail of blood leading away from the door for about 2<t0 feet. The books of the Fourth precinct have a record of the holdup. MUST TAKE EXAMINATIONS. TRENTON, May 18.—As a result ol the provisions of the Hhalvoy law1 of the last Legislature, which provides that the salary of stablemen In tire de partments may be increased from $72( to $1,200 a year, the civil service com mission has decided to place the posi tion In the competitive class instead of the non-competitive. ASSEMBLY OPENS - B _ j Impending Heresy Trials Form Chief Topic of Delegates’ Conversation. CHOICE OF MODERATOR EVEN IS SECOND TO THIS * Significant Utterances Believed to Indicate “Hedging” on Part of Accused. BY REV. A. N. STUBBLEBINB. [Special to tha Newark fltar.J ATLANTIC CITY, May 18,-The 123d | general assembly of the Presbyteriaa Church was formally opened this morn ing by the sermon or the retiring moderator, the Rev. Dr. Charles Lit tle. of Wabash, Ind. (. Dr. Little in his sermon obviously alluded to the heresy questions, when, ; In commenting upon “the breadth of j Christian doctrine," he said: ‘The Presbyterian Church has its j creed. We ask our ministers in their ordination vows to pledge their fidelity thereto, and while they may be per | mltted some elasticity there should I be no juggling with the phraseology." Fully 75 per cent, of the cominlsslon | era are already on hand, and an un dercurrent of expectancy prevails over the election of the moderator and the important questions to be considered at the assembly. More groups of commissioners ale talking of the heresy overtures against Professor Francis Brown and Profes sor William Adam Brown, of Union Seminary, New York, than over the election of a moderator. A very large part of the commlsaioners hoth East and West are as yet unacquainted with the fects Involved In the heresy case A very significant utterance was made at the commencement of Union Seminary on Monday of this week, when Professor Brown stated that. Union Seminary stood for three things: First, the divine authority of the Bible as the word of God; second, the di vinity of Jesus Christ; third, a vital and practical piety In everyday life. In connection with the commence ment the Rev. Dr. Francis Brown' preached a Bermon on the “Power of the Exalted Christ," which has been printed and It Is thought by some ax an effort to overcome in part the Im pression of his former articles. Course (be Overture Will Take. - The course the overture from the Presbytery of West Jersey will take (s that It will be referred to the judicial commission, which will report its find ings and conclusions to the assembly. J Then the debate on this overture will take place, if any. The findings will be either made the action of the assembly or rejected. The questions of long standing will be again brought up for consideration and ac» tlon. The consolidation of the different boards of the church and benevolent agencies w ill call forth a great deal of debale and the opposition of their great secretaries and other officials. For many years there has been a strong and urgent demand for economy in the administration of these boards and agencies. "Let ns have fewer high-priced sec retaries.” has been the cry. This problem has been referred to the executive commission, which will make Important recommendations for action of this assembly. The commis sion is confronted with legal barriers In an effort to find a way to consoli date. An effort will he made, by the commission to consolidate the person- , gj nel of the board's members, or Ilia j>!m commission will ask permission of tha/Lp|f assembly to secure the resignation one-half the membership of crrtalW.V boards and to form a new managing board with twenty-seven members out of the various bonrds now consisting of fifty-four men. This will not Interfere with the legal entity of the varlouk • .? boards. Tan llnnrdn Not Effected. The only two boards not affected by this scheme of consolidation are tha Board of Foreign and the Board of Publicalion and Sabbath School Work. "A new plan might he evolved,” they say. "If the earth would conveniently open and swallow all the existing sec- i retaries and clerks; or they might alt be packed in a leaky ship and sent to the bottom of the ocean.” The Important question of reducing the representation in the assembly, which was voted down last year, will come up again this year. The executive commission to whom; this reduced representation as been submitted for consideration will sub !mlt two plans to meet the demands 5 of many parts of the church. In botlx I of these the basis of representation will he the number of ministers andv I churches In a presbytery instead of only ministerial membership as pre- s : vails now. The afternoon session opens at 2:3(1 with the calling of the roll of commits Bloner*. -• , SAYS CREED MUST NOT BE RENT BY OVER-ELASTICITY. _ ATLANTIC CITY. May 18,-The Tier. Charles Little, of Wabash. Ind.. tha retiring moderator, in the annual ser. mon of the presiding office- at th* opening of the Presbyterian general assembly here today, took for his sub.