Bert’s work on the serialisation of Brudno’s book ‘The Fugitive’ came to an end with the San Francisco Call. I believe he headed east in late July 1904. Before he leaves, he takes part in a fundraiser on June 12 at the B’nai B’rith Hall in San Francisco. This was reported a month and a half later in the Melbourne Jewish Herald..
DID BERT ACTUALLY GO TO ST. LOUIS EXHIBITION / EXPOSITION ? It is interesting whilst there was much speculation the 1904 St Louis Exposition was Bert’s ultimate destination, however he never once mentions it…maybe it didn’t greatly excite him ?
He did write about going east –
In his biographical piece in the Lone Hand Theatre Magazine of 1912 he says he had money in his pocket for the first time on the journey east.