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EDrflON Newark ^tar
Nearly Eijjht Hundred G. A. R.
Comrades Are in Trenton
for Convention.
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.)
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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.
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
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.
Hpy |
New York Police Head Charged
With Disobeying Civil
Service Laws.
!! 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."
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
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.
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.
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Proposal to Apply the Referen
dum to the State
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.)
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.
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
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
TO 1 I
I Announces That President’s
i Terms Are Satisfactory and
Peace Is Assured.
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
, 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
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.
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.
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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 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
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
“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
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
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.
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.
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Impending Heresy Trials Form
Chief Topic of Delegates’
Significant Utterances Believed
to Indicate “Hedging” on
Part of Accused.
[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»
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 • .?
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*. -• ,
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.

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