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1 "WHEN LEES WAS CHIEF*
i A series of "lnslde' f detective «toi>
ies of famous crimes of San Pran
c\rco, Sn which Chief Lees' seoretary
u-:> Just how the old master
worked.
SEE THE SUNDAY CALL
VOLUME CVIIL— NO. 177.
HIGHER COURT UPHOLD RUEF'S CONVICTION
Troops of Diaz Regaining Territory Taken by Rebels
\W TT IF IP B ITS
Mexican Troops Recapture Rail
ways Taken by Insurgents
and Control Northern
Sections of Republic
UNCLE SAM'S SOLDIERS
PATROL ON THE BORDER
Treason Reported in the Army
of Diaz and Nineteen Offi
cers Are Said to Have
Been Shot
RAID MADE ON MADERO'S
RANCH AND HORSES SEIZED
EL PASO. Tex.. Nov. 23. — Belief that
the government is rapidly paining:
control of the situation In north
ern Mexico is fairly -well established
here tonijrht. So far as can be learned
the Insurrectionists are not in actual
control of a Ffngle Important town.
Messasre* of assurance have. been re»
reived from Parral, Torreon, Gomez
Pa'ichio and Chihuahua. Quiet is re
j>~rt£d in each of tho*^ c'ties, with the
government forces and property own
ers in full control-.
Francisco Portillo. mayor of, Juarez,
hp* been assured by hi 6 government
-V«, t all of the important towns in the
p^ite of Chihuahua are h«*ld by govern
ment forces- except Guerrero, to •which
r*a.ce soldiers are being sent. .
Troops Regain Control
The troops have recovered control of
the . Madera branch of the Mexico
Northwestern railroad, which was at
.Jacke<3 and captured by insurrectionists
Monday nijrht. Nine rurales, three Mex
ican women and a child were killed in
the attack which was directed against
soldiers.
- Scores of telegrams have been re
crlved here today from American resi
d-nts in Mexico, all asserting that the
<!ansre r was passing. Many of the mes
taiereE come from Parral. Torreon and
Chihuahua. Several hundred have ar
rived h*>re from interior point. All as
serted that they were in no actual dan
per. but some say they are prepared for
the future.
Th* reported trouble at Cases Gran
•^op Tuesday nipht did riot develop and
a! 3is reported <juiet there tonigrht. It
is said that the government has pro
hibited the sending: of news of the up
rising: into that region.
Madero's Ranch Raided
LAREDO, Tex., Nov. 23. — Mexican sol
<!iers late today raided the San Enrique
ranrh of Francisco I. Madero. leader of
the uprising in Mexico, for the chance of
<^ptursng Madero and seizing the horses
on the estate. They seized 250 horses,
but Madero was not found.
Reports have had it that Madero was
headed for the. San Enrique property In
the state of Coahulla. Furthermore, it
vra? believed by the Mexican authorities
that Madero had placed 2,000 horses
there with which he Intended to mount
a force of cavalry.
In addition, it was reported that an
armed band of revolutionists were en
camped last night at Minera, Tex., and
were supposed to be headed toward the
ranch. AH these rumors led to the
movement today which the Mexican au
thorities say has effectually checked the
plan of Madero to mobilize a mounted I
force to operate In the interior.
General Trevino left Monterey this
afternoon ( a reliable Mexican authority
says, with a trainioad of soldiers des
tined for Torreon and Gomez Palacio,
where further trouble Is expected.
Forces Move on Border
LAREDO, Tex., Nov. 23.— For the first
time' since the revolutionary movement
against Mexico assumed definite form,
troops moved ajpng the United States
side of the Rio Grande today. On the
Mexican side everything:. I* officially re
ported tranquil, the territory covered
reaching from Matamoroe to Ciudad
Porfirlo Diaz, a distance of about 500
miles.
General Laure Villar Is In command
.of the Mexican forces from MaUmoros
to Nuevo Laredo, and Colonel Blcardo
Pen* is in charge of the territory ex
te£"ling through the states of, Nuevo
Leon and Coahulla.
General Villar had advices from hla
•MMUlsuerf ob P««re \3, Column 2
The San Francisco Call.
Diaz Is Regaining
Towns From Rebels
Mexican government believed
to be gnlnlng control of situation
In northern portion of republic.
All Important towns In state of
Chihuahua held by Dlaa's forces,
except Guerrero.
Mezlcan soldiers raid ranch of
Madero and seise horses.
Cordon of United States sol
diers extends along frontier to
prevent violation of neutrality.
Treason reported In- ranks' of
Mexican army and 19 officers said
to have been shot.
Renewed outbreak of rebels re
ported near Torreon. \u0084
War department Instructs com
mander of department of Texas
to aid marshals In preventing
neutrality violations.
Gustave A. Madero, brother of
revolutionary leader, goes to
Washington In quest of spuport.
FAT GOBBLERS
GLUT MARKETS
Those Who Delay Making Their
Purchases Secure a
Cheaper Rate
If you delayed purchasing | your
Thanksgiving turkey until the last
minute, or at least until yesterday
afternoon, you fared better than your
neighbor, , who may have hastened to
provide against a possible, scarcity of
holiday fowls by doing his marketing
bright and early Tuesday. At least you
should have done better than the early
buyer, and you probably did if you
•were wise, for during the 24 hours In
tervening between Tuesday noon and
I 1? o'clock yesterday the ideas of the
men who sell turkeys . underwent a
change.. The net result of this. change
was a drop of 5 cents a pound In the
coet " of turkeys at retail, 30 cents a
pound being the ruling price at most
of . the large retail stores yesterday,
against 35 cents the preceding day.
Several high priced establishments
; stuck to the old rate, but. late buyers.
Instead of- being made to suffer for
their dilatory tactics, were able to take
advantage of the decline in the market.
HIGH PRICES \OT REALIZED
Certain wholesale Jobbers, in their
eagerness to secure a large share of the
holiday business, flooded the malls with
literatur ethat was printed for the
benefit of turkey raisers, and in which
it was strongly intimated that there
would be a repetition of the conditions
that made turkeys cost consumers 45
cents a pound last Christmas. With
the hope of the growers raised, con
signments came forward freely — more
freely, in fact, than was expected—
and the result was that receivers were
unable to realize the high prices that
overzealous hustlers for business had
promised to return.
When the first large shipments
reached the wholesale market Tuesday
receivers fixed the' selling price at 30
cents a pound, and in some instances
a premium was asked for the best se
lections. Retail tradesmen, who had
been led to believe that the market
would be high, stocked up at these
prices, and informed consumers that
the holiday birds would cost 33 cents'
a pound. A majority of the retailers,
however, were skeptical, and they •were
Inclined to hold off and see what would
happen.
SURPLUS OF N TURKEYS
As a result of their waiting tactics
something did happen. When the
wholesalers closed their stores Tues
day night there was ( a .surplus, some
say of 50 tons, on hand, and it became
evident that receivers were too high
In their views as to values. Further
heavy consignments came In on top of
the carry over yesterday, .and Instead
of holding for 29 or 30 cents, the whole
salers were willing sellers at prices
ranging from 25 cents to 27 cents as to
quantity. The 30 cent price to consum
ers naturally followed, and several
large large concerns were even able to
make a leader of turkeys at -28 cents
yesterday. The latter figure only pre
vailed outside of poultry shops, how
ever.
Leading retailers reported that the
holiday supply was pretty well sold out
yesterday, and it was the consensus of
opinion among large wholesalers that
therere would have beea a more serious
break in the market but: for.- the fact
that consumers seemed willing to pay
| SO cents a pound for their Thanksgiv
! Ing dinner.
LEADING MAN STRICKEN;
H ARNED SHOW CANCELED
Paul Young; Attacked by Heart
Disease
[Special Dhpatch to The Call]
WALLA WALLA. Nov. 23.'— As a re
sult of an attack of ' heart disease
striking down Paul , Young. .-* leading
man for Virginia Harned, just before
the performance tonight, the engage
ment of "The Womanjrle Married" /was
cancelled here. Whether or. not the
company will play in Spokane tomor
row night can not be foretold, as the
actor is In a critical state of collapse.
He was carried from the stage to a
dressing room, while Miss Harned an
nounced to the . that ; as 'there
was no understudy, the. performance
(Would not be given.
Doctors were called and worked. on
the man for two. hours with little
signs of improvement," •--- ~— •"-'
SAN FRANCISCO, THUHSDAY, XOyEMBER;^ H9lO.
WAR WITH JAPAN
NARROWLY AVERTED
Launch King Restores Peace
When Bluejackets Star Row
With Sons of Nippon
i Tommy Cro-wley, the launch king,
saved the nation yesterday from the
long promised war with Japan. That
is, perhaps he did.' He prevented a
scrap, anyway, and saved the skins of
a boatload of little brown people. A
launch loaded with Japanese bent on
visltingr the Asama and Kasagi was
about to leave the Crowley landing
when four bluejackets .belonging "-to
the Pennsylvania put in an appear
ance and asked to be put aboard their
ship.
"Get in there," said Tom. pointing to
the Japanese filled launch. . "That
boat will take you to the Pennsylvania
after it lands that crowd on the
Asama."
The bluejackets were all big men
and one of them, the biggest, was
slightly under the influence of liquor.
They boarded the launch. Air the
seats were occupied. The biggest blue
jacket surveyed his traveling compan
ions and then, glaring at a row of lit
tle brown men, said: > \u25a0:'• v. •
"Three of you Japs get up • and let
me sit down." - .. ' .
The Japanese smiled, but didn't
move. ' .^" ;•
A repetition of the request .was re
warded with another smile." The .blue
jacket waved his right' ii hand three
times around. his head. and quietly. but
quickly, and with the sure sweep of
a runaway streetcar, swept a whole
dow of Japanese into the cockpit. The
Japanese; fell ; in a heap, but were-up_
in a second and full of: fight. The"
bluejackets' were' just getting ready
to do some more sweeping when Crow
ley rushed 'down to the floatand In
vited the .bluejackets •to have a" launch
all to themselves. | The invitation was
accepted , and Crowley, -cemented- the
peace by helping . his browm
patrons . to dust".off their "clothes. ,
j Two jurists prominent in Ruej r case, Superior Judge William P. Lawlor
j (left) and Presiding Appellate Justice James A: Cooper.
WIRELESS MESSAGE SENT
ACROSS UNITED STATES
Record for Overland, of 3,880 \u25a0]\u25a0 Miles,; Established
Between Mare Island Station and ji-.
[Special Dispatch to, The' Call]
VALLE JO, Nov. 23. — At 2 o'clock this
morning the Mare island naval wireless
telegraph station broke the world's rec
ord for the sending and receiving of the
longest overland message. At an early
hour Tuesday morning the
keeping , watch at the station on the
hilltop, had his attention attracted by a
message which started to come in on
his Instrument. To his surprise he
found that he was picking up a (con
versation between the wireless stations
at Key West, Fla, and Norfolk, Va, "*
Realizing\that he had V been ; able to
get all of ; the exchanged messages, the
local operator immediately I cut: in and
arranged for a test at'the hour. named
CHICKENS ATTACHED FOR AN UNPAID
PIANO MAY EAT COST OF' INSTRUMENT
. "Chicken feed" is no : inconsiderable
Item of expense, as Sherman, ; Clay i&
Co. t have found i since /they '\ attached
300 ; chickens* belonging* to Arthur E.
Banks In- satisfaction •; of -an, /unpaid
piano claim. JThe sheriffs has* been
spending i $3 ' % a\day.*; to ; support /these
chickens,, since';' they came into -his :'care,
and 'the .music -firm is already liable^ for
$105 on this account. , A post > haste
ABRAHAM RUEF
Grafter- Whose Fight for Freedom Now Seems Hopeless
this morning 1 . , \u25a0. at the . . ap
pointed hour, this; morning,; Operator,. B.
J. Lane called Key /.West,? 2,889 miles
away. In less than a minute came back
the response: ' • ' '\u25a0'.'
"Has Mare; Island- anything for' Key
"We'st?'V- ;.'.;.' -\u25a0 V. '.\u25a0\u25a0.;%.•\u25a0' '-' '\u25a0'-'\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0-'"'>'' '\u25a0\u25a0'
\u25a0•; Laneireplied th'at.he'had. nothing offi
cial, but .for' several;, minutes {the -two
operators exchanged messages as : easlly
as-if they; had' been only a few» miles
away.; .'• V»• - ;. ; - ':;, v-'iV^^fe
Arrangements have been made for an.
exchange' of .'•\u25a0 official \u25a0 messages at; 2
o'clocki; tomorrow i morning. The local
naval offlclaJß feel'that direct'eornmuni
cation across ' the continent' is ; now as
sured. •'\u25a0 , -\u25a0 \u25a0 - •\u25a0\u25a0 .;\u25a0 •\u25a0 \L '\u25a0'\u25a0- \u25a0 :'-':
visit was made •to Judge {yes
terday for- an order permitting \u25a0- the
sheriff uto?sell| the * fowlsy before : they
had! eaten '.up, a Stein way »i grand. , ' The
judge' granted,, the^,; peUtiqn.v '.OfVthe
proceeds ;$ 1 05' wiir.be'appliedTto , liquida
tion' of , the wheat biHlandVthe : remain^
der'.-VvMil.;' go /against vthe^ipiano-^blll;
Banks/ it is alleged;. owes. $300:: foT. the
piano.' »" The'" instfum'eritywas^recentiy'
destroyed In a. fire, •_. - :--~^-^~^L^r-:: --~^-^~^L^r- :
OPINION OFCOURT
viSOUND;-SAYS HENEY
FRANCIS J. HENEY
." I" have. read the opinion which
was (filed this afternoon by : the
district gcourt {of appeals in the
Ruef case arid am, convinced that
itiis sound- law in every particu
lar. I -may , add that , it '- is. also
sound common sense,~.iri my opin
ion. Of > / am highly
gratified with this outcome y of; the
case. •- Itiivas. a long, hard, fight,
and I our | governor % elec tp Hiram
W V ) 'ohnson, JbhnO'Gara; then
assistant district attorney ;;• Matt
I. Sullivan 'iand J. \J. Dmyer -de
serve the credit for the final suc
cessful result. . k
DREXEL SMASHES
HEIGHT RECORD
Soars 9,970 Feet Before Up
ward Progress is Checked
by Thinness of Air
Nov. > 23.— J. : Arm
strong, Drexel broke \u25a0 all aeroplane alti
tude .> records , here today ; when he
climbed above this city until his Blerlot
monoplane .was unable to \u25a0make further
progress in the, rarifled atmosphere.
The inkin the needle of his-barograph
ran "out at 9,970 * feet, : which', was accept
ed as La', new^world's .record^-tonight; by :
Clifford ;' l£ Mlarmon, ; chairman of the j
Nationai^Assoclation;of* AeroiClubsi of
America,- and;' James J- King Duffy, - the
secretary . of -that body. •;
" J The instrument is.the same ; one.which
Johnstone carried ,- when he' made .\ the
former record' of 5 9,714 feet \a.ti ßelmont
par k^on foctober * 31: »' It" was\b r ought -to
this . city .under the :seaiyby. ; Duff y ; in" or
der^that .the record- made wouldtbe bffK
ciai.^y / ",•_-. <: '\; * : *'
--'\u25a0A So • swiftly 'did the \u25a0 aeroplane; descend
,that 'the'* aviator; was : nauseated: > How-"
"ever, -J. he -reached an ;open:. field , and
brbught,.;his /machine ; toother, ground'
'withouttinjury.v \u25a0 : ; : \u25a0;; :- \u25a0
• -*•', Dre^ii was/greatly disappointed when
;hV;foundVthat~ the >\ barograph* had failed
'to"register?an*even>lo)oo6jfeet.- : ;- c
C^jy THE WEATHER T
Highest temperature, 66;
t Tuesday night, 53.
FORECAST FOR TODAY — Unsettled,
~ Vfith'ram ; somewhat cooler; moderate south
i winds. n
TRIBUNAL TEARS ADISE
ARCH GRAFTER'S BULWARK
OF LEGAL TECHNICALITIES
New Trial Is Denied and Curly Boss Must
Begin Within 60 Days to Serve Sentence
Of 14 Years in San Quentin Unless the
Supreme Justices of the State Grant Delay
HENEY, JOHNSON AND LAWLOR UPHELD
Boodler Repulsed by the Appellate Court at
Every Point of Attack Upon the Evidence
Of the Prosecutors, Judge and Jury in the
Trial for United Railroads Permit Bribery
COMPLETE SUMMARY
OF THE RUEF CASE
OCTOBER 20. — Graft prosecution
started In San Franelicn irlth
the appointment of Francis J.
\ Heney as assistant district at
* torney by District Attorney
William H. Lanstdon.
OCTOBER • 25. — Acting • Mayor
James L. Gallag-her tried to
remove \u25a0 Lang-don ' from office
and - appointed Abe Bncf as ' bis
successor. Attempt failed.
If OVBMBER " I 5 — Abe * Rnef and
Mayor Eusene E. Sehmltx In
dicted on five cotxnts for - ex
\u25a0 tortlon In French restaurant
' ; cases. Rnef arrested.
10OT.
FEBRUARY 15. — Ruef pleaded
\u25a0nttt Kullty to extortion Indict
ments.
MARCH K.-1-Raef became a
fugitive from Justice for three
days . and was ' captured at
Trocadero by Special Aceot
Burns.
MARCH 20-— Slxty-flve .Indict
ments returned against Ruef
for bribing super-risers on be
half of the United Railroads,
Gas company, Home telephone
company and fight trust.
APRIL o.— Ruef brought to trial
, for extortion In the French
restaurant cases. < "
MAY 15.— Roef pleaded guilty to
charge of extorting money
from - French restaurant keep
: ers.
MAT 21 — Additional Indictments
returned against Ruef.
1008.
JANUARY S— Rnef sent to the
county jail.
JAXUARY 10. — Appellate court
decided the French restaurant
extortion ' Indictment* were In
valid.
MARCH 24. — Rnef brought 'to
trial t for bribery In the Park
- side case.
MAY 21— Jury In Parkslde case
disagreed, standing 6 to 6.
JUNE 1^— Ruef brought to trial
' for bribing Supervisor 7ohn J.
\u25a0 Furey with 94,000 to Influence
, his vot* - on "United Railroads
trolley -franchise
NOVEMBER IS. — Francis J.
' Heney shot In projrresa of trial
by - Morris Haa*. : Ruef re
manded ' to 'county Jail;
DECEMBER 10 — Ruef convicted
of bribery.
DECEMBER 29.— Ruef sentenced
\ by 'Superior /Judge' l<awlor. to
: 14 years' Imprisonment.
1909...
DECEMBER 2. — Rnef, after year
In county Jail, released on ball.
1910.
JUNE 28.— Ruef filed voluminous
transcript' on appeal with ap
• pellate conrt. l
: NOVEMBER 23. — Appellate court
sustained .conviction of Ruef,
and ; refused to • grant htm new -
;? trial.
PREPARATIONS BEGUN
FOR INAUGURAL BALL
Committee -of 200 Businessmen
'Plan' Johnson Affair
:ir SACRAMENTO, Nov., 23.— A commit
tee of 200 'business' men was appointed
today to, make preparations for the in
augural ball to* mark the official wel
come to ;the. administration of Gov
ernor-elect Hiram W. Johnson. The
ball will be held some time early In
January. £ ' ' -. — -— — «—« — ...
PEICE FIVE CENTS.
THK district conrt of appeal In re~
tilnlaif Ruef a new trial ruled as
follom on the 10 main points
misedt
1. That the evidence vas suf
ficient to support the verdict, the tes-«
timonyi of Gallagher, Fmes and Wil
son being corroborated by many inde
pendent facts and circumstances.
2. That the fact of a juror hav
ing read newspaper reports of a crime
and formed some sort of opinion upon
it does not necessarily disqualify him
from acting as a juror.
3. That it is the province of the
district attorney to find out all he can
in a legitimate way as to the character,
standing and integrity of trial jurors.
4. That Judge Lav>lor t>as not
guilty of misconduct in the remarks
he made as to witnesses and counsel.
5. That the admission of evi
dence of other crimes committed by
Ruef, not wholly independent of the
crime for which he was hied, was not
error on the part of the court
6. That there tvas no error in
the admission in evidence, of the com
plaint in the case of Langdon vs. CaU
7. That the court v>as justified in
its refusal to discharge the jury after
Heney was shot in court by Morris
Haas.
8. That Judge Laislor did not
err in reading to \he jury section 1 323
of the penal code while at the same
time giving a separate instruction cov
ering that section.
9. That Judge LaJslor did not
err in refusing to instruct the jury that
Supervisor Furey was an accomplice.
1 0. That the remarks to the jury
of Hiram W. Johnson, attorney for
the people, were not such as to call for
a reversal of the case.
The conviction of Abe Ruef of the
crime of bribing former Supervisor
John J. Furey on behalf of the United
Railroads' overhead trolley permit
stands. The district court, of appeal
affirmed the decision and judgment of
the superior court yesterday, and, un
less the state supreme court grants a
further hearing in the case of the
archgrafter, Abe Ruef will be taken
to San Quentin prison within 60 days.
There he must serve a ter mof 14
years , to which he' was sentenced by
Judge William P. Lawlor.
,Ruef and his attorney, Henry Ach.
refused yesterday -..to discuss . this
opinion of the appellate court, which
was written by Presiding Justice
Cooper and concurred in by Justices
Hall and Kerrigan. The law cives' the
defendant 40 days in which to prepare
a petition for a* rehearing and submit
it to the' highest state court. If that
petition has not been filed or not acted
upon by a stay within 60 days ,the
appellate court will hand down a re
mittitur. \Vhen that comes from the
court the trickery and chicanery which
Ruef and his lawyers have exercised
/since "October, 1906, will. have proved
.vain. Ruef will begin to pa ythe pen
alty* for the corruption of San Fran
cisco.-
Technicalities Disregarded
The decision of the appellante court
was' based upon the broad legal prin
ciple- that the appellate - court "mast

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