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HOME OF STAR WITNESS IN FORD TRIAL DYNAMITED
GLAMOR OF COLOR AND ELEC
MAGNIFICENT SCENE AT SHRINE
Two Thousand on Floor When Admiral
Thomas and Mrs. Chaffee Lead
S Under a canopy of red, white and
blue, whose parallel bars seemed t<:
palpitate with the spirit of th? night,
resplendent with the luster of thou-,
sands of Incandescent lights thai de
pended In strands from a giant Union
Jack, gliding noiselessly to the soft
strains of "The Stars and Stripes For
ever" and ornamented with all the
lavish genius of the gown maker, the
admiral's ball became a reality last
night. ;>. f
In the whole fleet program, which
has been replete with . beautiful pic
tures, none In Its varied character
equaled the scene. The great Shrine
auditorium, empty, was In Its decora
tions alone a thing that challenged
analysis In the multiplicity of its de
; tails. In the center of a vast canopy
that obscured the celling was a Union
Jack of true blue whose white stars
were pronounced by the border -of
darker blue lights. The rest of the
canopy was of red, white and blue
stripes from end to end of the great
celling and the exactness with which
they were maintained along precise
lines was remarkable. From the blue
a hundred. strands of white lights
were suspended to the balcony, and
these lights were Intermingled with
plumosus ferns and Union Jacks and
' small flags In an effective manner. Be
tween the strands the animated colors
seemed richer and brighter.
Around the balcony was a bar of
luminous white, above arid below
which were rows of red, white and
blue miniature lights that made a daz
zling border for the base of the deco
rations. Beneath at regular Intervals
were the draped flags In pairs.
Halo Elans' Picture
The stage, where Kammermeyer's
orchestra was seated, was draped with
two fifty-foot silk flags, which met In
the center of the proscenium arch and
were drawn against Its foot. They
bore illuminated shields of the . na
tional colors. Between the (lags, its
) two white stars haloed with" elerrrii"
lights—forty-six In number—was the
flag of Admiral Robley D. Evans, ab
sent but loved and not forgotten, and
, beneath which his portrait was set In
relief over two small flags.
Except on the stage there were no
decorations below the balcony of con
sequence. There were enough to re
lieve the recesses under the balcony,
but the real decoration scheme was
With the national colors for a basis,
the genius of the decorator had been
allowed all liberty and the mass of
lights and color overhead was In con
stant examination from the first ar
rival until the ball ended. Its inten
sity, comprehensiveness and brilliancy
were fascinating and the gaze, though
often distracted, sought the overpow
ering canopy again- when free. .-. .
Begin Grand March,
The animation of the whole scene
was complete when, at 10 o'clock, Ad
miral Thomas and Mrs. Chaffee began
the grand • march. The orchestra,
which had played several informal
numbers while the guests were enter
ing the ballroom, turned to "The Stars
and Stripes Forever," and after a few
bars the admiral and Mrs. Chaffee
prepared for the signal number, - As
they walked slowly forward General
Chaffee and Mrs. I. N. Van Nuys fol
lowed. Behind them were Admiral
Emory and Mrs. Wankowski and the
first eight was completed by General
Wankowski and Mrs. Charlotte Marsh,
daughter of Admiral Evans, who with
her brother, Lieutenant Franck Taylor
Evans, were the only members of the
Evans family on the floor.
When. the march was begun nearly
800 couples were on the floor. The
promenade about the large hall could
not be completed with all in It, so It
broke little by little until the two-step
was general. The orchestra passed
with just a pause to the sensuous
Luna waltz and the dance was on.
The waltz was a part of the first
number of the card.
The dance card called for twenty
four numbers and as the grand march
was half an hour late in starting,
there was barely time to consume It
before the ' closing hour 3 o'clock—
Dancing a Spectacle
The dancing itself was a memorable
spectacle. The epaulets of the navy
officers shone against the white shoul
ders of the beautifully gowned women
and the intermingling of the gay col
ors with the somber black of the civil
ian attire formed a beautiful contrast
to the rich coloring overhead. It was
the occasion when Los Angeles rose
to her social test and she rose with
a thousand beautiful women who vied
with each other in I the glory of their
personal charm,. their intelligence and
the splendor of their costumes. It was
planned to develop the social character
of the city < which Is entertaining, the
flower of the greatest fleet in j the
world, and It met Its conception of
duty with an ease and grace and mag
nlcence that awoke the admiration of
the 300 officers present.
The attendance at midnight was es
timated by General Kankowskl, who
has , had charge of the most brilliant
social affair in the history of the city,
at 2000, and his estimate was verified
by the opinions of others. General
Wankowski was the recipient of con
gratulations from the host for the per
fect finish on every feature of the pro
, Some Officers Belated r ,
V The ball was programed for 9:30
o'clock, but the Inability of many of
the officers .tp get ashore . until", late,
because of the turbulent seas, caused
a delay. for them and the march was
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PRAIRIE STATE DEMOCRATS
JOHNSON CONTINGENT HAS LIT.
Predicted Contest Originating in Cook
County Is Considered In
the Light of a
By Associated Pips..
SPRINGFIELD, 111.,. April 22.—
probable noise In favor of Johnson and
a certain vote for Bryan instructions
are the developments looked for in to
morrow's Democratic state convention.
It is generally believed that when
Johnson's name is mentioned there will
be a demonstration of approval, but it
is not expected that any practical use
will be made of the enthusiasm, .no
matter how great or small It may
prove to be.
From present Indications the conven
tion will certainly Instruct for Bryan
and the party leaders are a unit in de
claring this action will be taken. Roger
C. Sullivan of Chicago, who will practi
cally dictate the work of the conven
tion, arrived today and declared that
there is no possibility of any anti-
Bryan instructions. • "»- :
The predicted contest 'from Cook
county to be headed by Robert ,E.
Burke and Carter H. Harrison' is gen
erally regarded as a joke. None of the
contesting delegates has so far put in
an appearance and although Burke Is
said to have arrived in Springfield early
today, he failed to appear this morning
around headquarters In the St. Nicholas
hotel, and as far as could be learned
he was the only member of the contest
ing delegation from-Chicago'who'had
arrived. Harrison is not expected." \.,
Much opposition has developed to the
adoption ■oj . a platform ,at the ; present
convention. This is due to the wording
of the planks which the unied societies
or liquor interests are urging for adopt
ion. ■ One of these censures the ( church
lor interfering with political matters
nd! demands In effect • that clergymen
be respectfully advised to attend strictly
to the laws relating to things spiritual
and to leave alone the statutes dealing
with things spirituous. | It is too early
as yet to confidently predict the fate of
this resolution,'but' there ' is a' strong
feeling among such of the delegates as'
have i arrived :; that < resolutions of this
character are , better * left out of ' the
platform and many of them believe that
no declaration of principles should ;be
made at this time. /-, '
BRYAN NOT SURPRISED BY
CAMPAIGN FUND EXPOSURE
NEW YORK, April Fatigued by
the .strenuous . activities of yesterday,
William J. Bryan did 'not • appear be
fore 11 o'clock today, at which I time he
went ' with ;,Willis J. Abbot |of Wash
ington 'to call on ; former Congressman
Charles A. Towne at the latter's law
offices, v ;",:'■'. '". ■'■'. '-■'.'• V .':-. V ' •..•'.v...;.
Returning to the Hoffman house, Mr.
Bryan saw . a number *cf,tinterviewers,
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THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 1908.
Daily Naval Report
Special to The Herald. , '
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 22.—The
following orders were issued at the
navy department today: Rear Admiral
C. M. Thomas, from duty ; as command
er of the second squadron on board
the Minnesota, May 9, 1908, to com
mand the United States Atlantic fleet
on board the Connecticut.
■ Rear Admiral W. H. Emory, from
command of the second division of the
first squadron. May 9,, 1908, to com
mand the fourth division of the second
squadron, United States Atlantic fleet,
j Rear Admiral C. S. ' Sperry, from
command of the fourth division of the
second squadron, May 9, 1908, to com
mand the second squadron, United
States Atlantic fleet. .
Captain S. Schroeder, from command
of the Virginia, May 9, 1908, to com
mand the second division of the first
squadron, United States Atlantic fleet.
Commander A. Sharp, navy yard,
Washington, D. C April 30, 1908, to
command the Virginia, May 9, 1908.
Lieutenant/ R. B. Hlggins, to the
navy yard, New York, N. Y. "'....
Lieutenant' J. K. Taussig, from the
Kansas to' home to await orders.
• Ensign C. J. Meyers, to the Birming
ham. . .
Ensign W. P. Hays, from the Chi
cago to the Birmingham.
| Ensign W. P. Bassett, to duty In
command of the first submarine flo
■ Chief Boatswain M. Woman, from the
Pennsylvania to home to await or
Boatswain A. Hamilton, from the
Yankton to the Pennsylvania.
! Warrant Machinist J. J. Fuller, to
the Nebraska. <
Warrant Machinist M, A. Thorma
seln, from navy ■ yard, Puget sound,
Washington, to the Colorado. * ■••
! Submarines Porpoise and Shark
were placed aboard the collier Caesar
at the navy yard, New York, today,
and are now ready for the long trip
to the Pacific coast.
I The Caesar will start in a few, days
in the command " of. a merchant cap
tain. The Caesar will make the ' trip
by way of the Straits .of ; Magellan,
The submarine boats were docked at
New :■ York, dismantled and packed
aboard the collier and; will be assem
bled when they reach their destination
at Mare Island. .•'.■•■■..
Movements of Naval Vessels -'•
: The gunboat Tacoma has arrived at
the navy yard, New York.' '
I The cruiser Prairie Is at Boston.
'■The '< supply ' ship . Abarenda ' sailed
from : Bradford, R. - 1., for San..' Juan.
An American war j vessel I will be sent
to Venezuelan waters. The mission is
entirely peaceful.l'!:,:,-., ,'.. 1 i.. -
Navy Notes ..;
■: The new battleship >, Idaho, from the
League Island navy . yard. Is ' out. The
Idaho, Is • preparing ,to leave Hampton,
Roads for; Panama on an endurance
run i for the testing of her machinery.
, Chief Constructor. W." L. : Capps gave
a luncheon : today • at ■ the • Metropolitan
club •in honor of,: Sir William ; White,
formerly chief constructor of the royal
British navy, .who Is on a visit here. ■
H Commander R. M. Doyle, ,who is as
signed as : commandant: of - the - Ports
mouth • navy yard, will ': take post: on
May 20. <■ He has. completed•.ai very
successful cruise .with I the I cruiser l Chi
cago,;, which vessel he brought , from
the Pacific - coast' to the Norfolk yard
via*.ther Straits of Magellan. 7 '
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ROOSEVELT'S THREAT BRINGS
CONGRESS TO TERMS
READY TO VETO BILL UNLESS
MONEY WAS PROVIDED
Announcement from White House Is
Followed by Hale's Statement
of Proposed Amend.
By Associated Press.
j WASHINGTON, April 22.—President
Roosevelt will veto the naval appro
priation bill should the senate, as did
the house, fall to make any appropria
tion for the two battleships which are
authorized in the measure.
The prompt announcement of ■ this
fact to senate leaders today is regarded
as responsible for the announcement
by Mr. Hale that he would propose an
amendment appropriating $7,000,000
toward the construction of those ships.
I The president stated his position on
this point with unusual emphasis and
suddenness today upon learning that
the bill as : passed by the house was
simply a "paper" provision nor naval
Increase. Authorization of the ships
was made, but no money , carried to
make the provision effective.
On estimates supplied by the navy
department Senator Hale, chairman of
the senate committee on naval affairs,
has prepared and will Introduce an
amendment to the naval appropriation
bill appropriating about $5,000,000 for
the Immediate commencement of work
on the two battleships, the torpedo
boats and other vessels provided for in
The appropriation for next year's
work on these vessels was omitted by
the house on the theory that some time
would be required for the preparation
of ; lans for the new vessels, and the
senate committee on naval affairs ac
cepted the bill as it came from the
', Now, however, the department has
decided to construct the new vessels on
the plans of those recently j built, and
an appropriation. to ' be , immediately
available will be asked. . - v
When consideration of the navy ap
propriation bill -.was ■ resumed In the
senate today Mr. Hale, referring to a
publication in ;a • New.^ York paper
which, he said, announced war outside
and i inside '. the senate, explained ; why
an appropriation for the two new bat
tleships and | submarines had not been
placed In . the bill either in the house
or the senate. •
■ The house, he said, voted the appro
priation down ;on > the ground that it
would not be needed until next Decem
ber, and ■ the - senate.-. committee '■ had
none put in the bill because no esti
mate of- the amount that could;be ex
pended had been received from the de
partment. Since:the bill was '•, report
ed; he said, the estimates, amounting
to $7,000,000, had been received, and he
would add that amount as an amend
ment ■'. to the bill, thus increasing -1, to
that: extent the already; heavy t appro
priations for the, navy. ,'■?■. > "..- ■
"I say this," added i Mr. », Hale, "in
order ■ that senators and ''■ newspaper
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—Special photos by Desmond., Mojonier, Mushet and Steckel.
Summary of the News
I >yV'; FORECAST
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Showers Thursday; fresh south
west wind. Maximum temperature
yesterday, 58 degrees; minimum,
LOCAL :;.'; (
Lives of many threatened by high
waves at seashore.
Officers and men of fleet praise Los
Angeles and reception given them.
Ruby Casselman denies she ever
forged a check; testifies in own behalf.
Prominent men advise keeping fleet
on Pacific coast.
Special mass held at St. Vlbiana for
officers and men of fleet. \
Auctioneers must . obey law, says
Year sentence given former Coroner
Admiral Evans, who is ill at Paso
Robles, feels much better; takes ride in
automobile tnd seems to be In excellent
Abe Ruef, former political boss, on
trial in San Francisco, will ask change
of venue, declaring courts, newspapers
and preachers are prejudiced against
him. « .
Rapid progress made in trial of Tirey
L. Ford; former supervisors tell of re
ceiving bribes. y
State railroad commission virtually
concludes hearing of Southern Pacific,
accused of granting rebates.
Fishing schooner blows up in the far
north and crew barely escapes instant
Home of ex-Supervisor Gallagher In
Oakland blown up by dynamite.
President Roosevelt compels congress
to provide appropriation for two battle
ships ordered built by bill that has re
cently passed the house.
. Illinois Democrats are for Bryan and
he will be indorsed by state convention
that assembles today.
No chance for anti-race track bill to
be brought up again at present session
of New York assembly; Hughes may
call a special session.
Two congressmen Injured in collision
of trolley cars in Washington.
President Roosevelt congratulates
President Cabrera of Guatemala on his
escape from death at hands of assas
Democrats in Louisiana poll larger
vote than usual, carrying all state offi
cers to victory.
, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, ex
premier of England, dies at his home in
London after long Illness. -■?:■,-
Alfred Vanderbllt makes trial trip
over route to be followed this summer
ty his stage coach line.
, Reports from Persian ' frontier indi
cate position of Russian troops Is
Plague is spreading in Ecuador; noted
chemist dies of dread' disease.
Spiritualists Honor Founder
By Associated Press. '
, NEW YORK, April 22.—Fifty mem
bers of the First Spiritualist society of
New York gathered last evening to at
tend the funeral services of Ferdinand
Fox .„ Jencken, who . died Sunday.
Jencken was the last surviving mem
ber 'of. the iFox family who founded
Spiritualism in Rochester about sixty
years ago. •.... \
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RUEF TO DEMAND
CHANGE OF VENUE
ALL SAN FRANCISCO AGAINST
HIM, SAYS BOSS
JUDGES, NEWSPAPERS AND MIN.
Former Political Dictator Will Ask
That His Trial Be Transferred
to Some Other
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22.—Some
thing in the nature of a new sensa
tion will be sprung in the Ruef-Park
side bribery trial tomorrow morning,
when Attorney Ach, for Ruef, will
make a motion for a change of venue
and In support of the motion will pre
sent voluminous testimony to prove,
if possible, that Ruef cannot secure
a fair and impartial trial in San Fran
Ruef's counsel will ask that the
present proceedings be discontinued,
and that the case be transferred to
the superior court of some adjacent
county, where an unprejudiced judge
and jury may be found. He will offer
a mass of evidence in his attempt to
prove to Judge Dooling that the news
papers, the members of the graft prose
cution, the judge trying the case, and
even the preachers in the pulpits of
San Francisco, are prejudiced against
Ruef, and that there has been created
a great public sentiment against him.
The new jurors were passed tempo
rarily today and one more is under
examination, making ten now in the
jury box, and one to go in tomorrow
morning, unless the motion for a
change of venue should be granted.
The new jurymen are L. A. Blan
chard, a saloonkeeper, and Thomas
Connell, an engineer. The juror under
examination is P. Garland, a con
WHITE STAR LINE TO BUILD
BIGGEST SHIPS YET PROJECTED
By Associated Press.
LIVERPOOL. April Two new
White Star liners which will be the
largest vessels yet projected will be
laid down at Belfast next June. The
exact measurements of the steamers
have not been given out/but they will
be over 840 feet In length, 78 feet in
breadth and with a gross tonnage of
45,000, or 50,000.
The ships are to be fitted with com
bination turbines and reciprocating
engines guaranteed to maintain a
speed of twenty-one knots. The names
of the vessels are to be Olympic and
William Allen White Is Host
EMPORIA, Kan., April What
probably will go down in Kansas his
tory as William Allen White's dinner
party was held here last night, when
the editor of the Gazette had as his
guests'2oo prominent Kansas newspa
per editors, as, well as several persons
of note from outside the state. Among
the speakers were George R. Peck of
Chicago, Ida M. Tarbell, C. E. Ingalls
of Washington, Governor Hoch and
Joseph L. Bristow. , t\
GALLAGHER'S HOME IN OAK
FORMER SUPERVISOR NARROWLY
Residence Where Star Witness In
Ford Trial Was Living Is
Wrecked by Mysterious
By Associated Press.
OAKLAND, April 22.—What is be
lieved by the police to have been an
attempt to assassinate James L. Gal
lagher, one of the main witnesses for
the prosecution In the San Francisco
graft ease:-, occurred shortly after 7
o'clock tonight at the home of H. H.
Schenck, his brother-in-law, in East
Twentieth street and Nineteenth ave
nue, Bast Oakland, when a huge bomb
placed In the porch exploded and tore
away the whole front of the house.
Gallaher was upstairs with his wife
at the time and Schenck was in a rear
room with his wife and four children
and Dr. Guy Brown. All escaped but
one boy, who was hit in the neck by a
flying missile. That none was killed
seemed little short of a miracle.
Gallagher's hat was pierced by a
splinter and taken away as a souvenir.
The house was completely wrecked.
The report was heard all over Oakland
and many windows in the neighborhood
were broken. A post belonging to the
porch was hurled 100 feet away.
Thousands Rush to Scene
So quickly did the news spread that
Gallagher's home was dynamited that
2000 people were on the premises in a
few moments. The ex-supervisor was'
spied in the crowd and some one re
"1 guess that was meant for you."
"Tea, I guess it was," replied Gal
lagher, "but they missed me."
A man was seen running down Nine
teenth avenue a few moments before
the explosion, but up to a late hour to
, night no arrest has been made by tho
Chief of Detectives A. Peterson made
a careful Inspection of the demolished
house and had a long talk with Gal
lagher afterward. But little light could
be thrown upon the matter which Is
- enshrouded in mystery. ...
Late tonight Gallagher went to San
Francisco and went into hiding for the
j night. , ■
Gallagher was a member of the
■ boodling board of supervisors and was
" chairman of the finance committee. '.
, During the absence of Mayor Schmltz
he was acting mayor. According to the
confessions of the several members of
. th.? board and himself, Gallagher acted
as intermediary between Ruef and the
members of the board in distributing
Gallagher a Witness
Rapid progress was made today In
' the case of Tirey L. Ford, ex-attorney
general of the state, on trial for the
third time on the charge of bribery in
connection with the obtaining of trolley
franchises for the Unfted Railroads, of
■ which corporation he is general counsel. •
Following the conclusion of the cross
examination of ex-Supervisor James
L. Gallagher, the prosecution's most
Important witness, who told in detail '
of receivirg from Abraham Ruef and
dividing among the other supervisors
the alleged bribe money, seven other
supervisors repeating their tsetimony
given in the two former trials of Ford,
and again retold the story of their own
dishonesty and the corruption of tho
board of which they were members.
Of the sixteen supervisors who con
fessed to taking bribes amounting to
thousands of dollars, the following tes
tified today: John J. Furey, Cornelius
J. Harrlgan, Max Mamlock, James F.
Kelly, Edward I, Walsh, Charles Box
ton and Sam Davis.
The testimony of all of them was but
a repetition of that given by them twice
before. Each told of receiving from
Gallagher, who was the leader of the
board and acted as agent for Ruef, $4000
In two payments of $2000 each for the
passage of the United Railroads over- .
head trolley ordinance.
With the exception of Gallagher, the
cross examination of the former super
visors by counsel for Ford was very
brief; in some Instances confined to a
All Favored It
Without exception, the supervisors
admitted that they were in favor of the
ordinance, had no intention to oppose
it and would have voted for it even if
there had been no money consideration
There seemed to be more unanimity
among the witnesses as to the denomin
ation of the money received than at
the former trials. Mamlock had no
recollection of receiving his second pay
ment. Both he and Walsh testified at
the former trials that they received
some large bills In their first payment
and this time stated they were paid In
small bills. Attorney Moore confronted
them with their former testimony and
remarked that "their recollection, like
old wine, improved with age."
From the line of questioning by the
defense, it was apparent that the in
ferential deduction was sought to be
drawn that this change of testimony
and unanimity of witnesses was due to
the meeting of the supervisors at the
district attorney's office last Tuesday .
night, brought under cross examina
tion as having been called for the pur
pose of refreshing their memory upon
their previous testimony. Moore sar
castically referred to It as the "night ,<
school of instruction."
At the present rate of progress the
case may go to the Jury the latter part .:
of next week.
Overdue Schooner Safe
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22—The
schooner Rosemond. generally believed
to have been lost, has arrived at Cal
lao, Peru, according to a message re
ceived by the Merchants' exchange.
The vessel was long overdue from
Gray's Harbor and 45 per cent rein
surance on her was quoted.