To Avert Duel Between Jewish Communal Leaders

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The threatened duel between the present president of the Lemberg Kehillah Allerhand, and his Zionist rival, Dogilewski, will be averted, it was stated here.

The seconds have arranged to settle the dispute in a “court of honor.” The conflict arose out of a discussion at a session of the newly elected Lemberg Kehillah Council, when the two candidates campaigned for their election. Allerhand was elected to the post due to the combination of the Orthodox Agudath Israel representatives and the representatives of the group locally called assimilationists.

Detectives of the Fifth Street station declared that the wounding of Charles Herbert, manager of the Chicken Handless’ Union, and the killing of his bodyguard, Isidor Walker, on Friday night in a restaurant at 20 Avenue C were not the outcome of trouble among kosher poultry men but the result of a personal dispute between Herbert and his assailants.

The detectives further stated that the man who shot the two had been identified by eyewitnesses from police photographs and that they expected to arrest him within twenty-four hours. He is described as a former convicer, once wealthy, who has been goring straight for ten years.

Lately he had been in financial difficulties, said the detectives, and asked Herbert, whom he had once befriended, to give him a job, as his wife and family were literally starving. The shooting is reported to be the result of Herbert’s refusal to assist his former friend.

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