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NUMBER M* PRICE: PER MONTH 40 CENTS HOME OF STAR WITNESS IN FORD TRIAL DYNAMITED FLEET BALL BRILLIANT GLAMOR OF COLOR AND ELEC TRIC LIGHT MAGNIFICENT SCENE AT SHRINE AUDITORIUM Two Thousand on Floor When Admiral Thomas and Mrs. Chaffee Lead Grand March—Spiendid Decorations ' 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 overhead. 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— was reached. 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 gram. , 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 (Continued on Page Six)' .: LOS ANGELES HERALD Society Leaders Who Represented City Officially as Patronesses at Admirals' Ball : j&jjSffg^ Tt^^^^'^'^^^^S^S^^SS^^T^^^t "''?"__Kffliftfl fft'I^'^ "'^y*?*>^^'*^^^ :^.*" <S.' i*w^^'*V"" " '^.WUJMjjWjyji^^^ i-". """"I 'fl >'f*%^i^^o^^ms-m . 7 - .';-/■"* •-' llr-7 *, ... :....- ..-- f v .*„*-•■ - >\.__y "y; y- L? ILLINOIS WILL INDORSE BRYAN PRAIRIE STATE DEMOCRATS FOR NEBRASKAN JOHNSON CONTINGENT HAS LIT. TLc INFLUENCE Predicted Contest Originating in Cook County Is Considered In the Light of a , Joke 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, (Continued on Pap Two) ' 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 tilla. V ■ Chief Boatswain M. Woman, from the Pennsylvania to home to await or ders. 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 ' *■■■ -M ~ " ■*■ "" " -- ■' -A-'.JJi-.., , PRESIDENT GETS WARSHIPS FUND 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. ment 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 bill. 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 house. ', 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 (Continued on Face' Two) I —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, 52 degrees. 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 prosecuting»attorney. Year sentence given former Coroner Lanterman. :::'>: COAST Admiral Evans, who is ill at Paso Robles, feels much better; takes ride in automobile tnd seems to be In excellent spirits. 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 death. Home of ex-Supervisor Gallagher In Oakland blown up by dynamite. EASTERN 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 sins. . Democrats in Louisiana poll larger vote than usual, carrying all state offi cers to victory. FOREIGN , 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 dangerous.* 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. •.... \ SINGLE COPIES: 30 RUEF TO DEMAND CHANGE OF VENUE ALL SAN FRANCISCO AGAINST HIM, SAYS BOSS JUDGES, NEWSPAPERS AND MIN. ISTERS INCLUDED Former Political Dictator Will Ask That His Trial Be Transferred to Some Other County 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 cisco. 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 tractor. . 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 Titanic. '.'./.- 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\ ■ STENTS —r*i —'.. BOODLERIS BLOWN UP GALLAGHER'S HOME IN OAK LAND DYNAMITED FORMER SUPERVISOR NARROWLY ESCAPES DEATH Residence Where Star Witness In Ford Trial Was Living Is Wrecked by Mysterious Explosion 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 marked: "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 police. 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 bribe money. 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 few questions. 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 In it. 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.