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For Answers to
Impertinent Question No. 18
"What Is Graftr'
See Page lt>
VOLUME CII.— NO. 127.
Ford Jury Locked Up for Night After Failing to Reach Verdict
Immunity Is Refused to Givers and Takers of Railroad Rebates
LABOR PARTY
COMPLETES
TICKET
Convention Refused
toNameCabaniss
for Judge
Police Magistrate Is
Snubbed by Delegates
Bantel Is Selected
to Make the Run
Against Dodge
Slate ofthe "Big Six"
Goes Through in Hurry
Labor Party Completes
Municipal Ticket
Fer Mayor
P. H. KcCAATHT
For District Attorney
F&AXX KcGO\TA2f
For Assecsor '
CHASLES A. BA2TTJEX
For Sheriff
THOMAS P. O'KEIX
Ter Auditor
BAKUEX \T. HOKTOK
For. TrtMarer
JOEK E. KeDOTXQALD
For 'B*eorde; '
JOHK H. KELSOK
Tor County Clerk
HAERT I. MTTLCREVT
For Corcser
VR. VTILLIAU J. WATSH
For City Attorney
WTLLIAM G. BtTSSE
For Tax Collector -
JOSEPH I. TWOHIG
'For Public Administrator
JOSEPH A. STULZ
Far^Polica Jufiget
FRAKK O. BTJRKE
JOHN J.STJLLITAN *
Fcr Screrritor*
GEOBGE E. BENHAM
T. A. CASEEELV
WTLLZAX BLACK
W. A. COIJE
DAIOEL GIOVAXKI '
B. r. GOULD
P. D. HARTHOSNE "
TIMOTHY VEALT •
JAKES F. LEONARD
THEODORE tITNSTEDT
F. L. UATTHEAS
TTKOTHY KIKKEKAK
CHARLES A. NELSON
J.J. O'JTEILL
JOHN L. FOLZTO
JOHN X. SPARROW
* ISAAC 6TXRO
HASRT F. SHEEHAN
George A. Van Smith
By the * nomination of Frank
McGowan for district attorney,
Charles A. Bantel for assessor,
Frank J. Burke and John J. Sulli
van for judges of the police court
and 18 candidates for supervisors
the union labor convention last
night completed a- straight union j
labor ticket and the" stage setting
for a three cornered fight for con- j
( trol of the machinery of municipal
government.
The municipal political game,
;i though in fact "a three: cor
nered affair, will be played
with four hands, p The dem
ocrats and Good Government
Jcaguers are to , go it partners
with identical nominees on separ
ate tickets. Today, the last day
for filing nominations, \u25a0will bring forth,
republican, democratic, union labor and
Good Government league tickets. The
union labor ticket \u25a0will be composed of
unfon labor men, either working mem- i
bers of unions; honorary card holders |
or sympathetic employers of union la
bor who have supported -union labor
candidate*. The republican -and- the
democratic and - Good Government
Continued on Page 5> Column 1
The San Francisco Call.
INDEX OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S
NEWS TODAY
TBLEPHOXB KEARNY,S6
SATURDAY. OCTOBER 5k5 k 1907
U-EATHER CONDITIONS
YESTERDAY— Southwest w4nd; clear; maxi
mum temperature. SO; minimum,' 60.
FORECAST FOR TODAY— lncreasing ' clondl
ness; probably ebowera; light west wind. Page 11
NEWS BY TELEGRAPH
EASTERiV
Secretary Straus warns American : cotton
manufacture rs of danger to trade in th» far
east. Page 11
President Rooserelt is escorted by regiment of
Confederate • veterans from Memphis lere« to
waterways oonTentlon. \u25a0 Page 0
Tone of President Roosevelt's reception at
Memphis expected to cause him to change his
mind about third term. Page 2
COAST
TVonjr Him Win defrauds many persons in
Sdlfqd and sails for China. -' Page 6
Union electrical workers of San Francisco vol
unteer to break strike ordered by international
body in Stockton. Page 3
Forest fire devastates section of Northern So
noma county,' causing great damage to. oilnlng
camps. . Page O
Terrific explosion In -mixing room of tbe i
American safety powder works -near San Jose,
four workmen being seriously Injured." Page 8
Auto owner, pinned beneath machine, is
burned to death when gasoline takes fire at
lamps. Page 3
Two Greek laborers killed • and fire Injured
by Northern electric train running Into Hot
cars. "\u25a0< . - Page. 6
..nigh wind is fanning, the big forest fire^
and sending the flames toward Eagle- Mead
ows. Page 11
Rev. W. G. Jones, a popular minister of
Seattle, is sued by Boston jeweler, who alle;:o0
alienation of wife's affections. - Page 6
EDITORIAL
"Exposure of Southern Pacific's secret rebitinz
opens shippers* ejes. Page. B
Tbe "Fillmcre street spirit." Page 8 j
GRAFT
Jury la. the, case of Tirey I*. Ford locked op
for eight J and 1* bellered to stand nine .for
con rictloi. ". ; .',.'.. i. .-,:.' •...: ..;.Page,l
; Tb»' Oliter grand ijory meets today ; to con
tinue investigations, which are expected to. lead
to .further "graft : Indictments, and" will' ask -.to be
discharged after a few meetinss. Page_2
POLITICAL
"Labor party coaTentlon completes ticket - and
adjourns. The mention of the name of Police
Judge Cabanlss erokes storm of hisses. Page 1
CITY
Interstate . Commerce j Commissioner, Frinilin
K.- Lane yesterday brought to a close his bear
ing "on the '.giving of . secret rebates by the
Southern . Pacific. He said posltirely that crim
inal prosecutions would follow the disclosures
made daring the inquiry. : Page 1
'Calhoun crew of ruffians from the Geneva
street barns attack four Ocean View cars and
beat women and children. • • Page 1
\ Teddy, * the . baby, bear of the cruiser Charles
ton, becomes bomesick at the ' Chutes zoo oud
his sailor friends arrange for his removal to
Goat Island. ', Page; 15
Supervisors' finance /committee appropriates
$222,700 to be. expended by the board of works
In improrements. \r : » "[ ':'\u25a0 .Page 1C
Rer. Orison J. McMullen, noted Paulist mis
sionary, comes from New York to ; take .- charge
of St. Mary's chnrch. ' . Pace 9
Cow • that fell into bay from . rlrer steamer
eight days ago Is found allre under Clay strict
wharf. . - Pnge 16
Grant Hicks secures dUorce from wife because
the disappeared , with" their baby. . ; Page 9
Southern PaclSc assures Western Pacific 'bet
it is - sot trying to obstrnct latter's work in
Sacramento. . . . Page 0
Nary department wires orders to Admiral Dcy
ton to take squadron to Santa Barbara and, war
ring | factions . of would be ! entertainers are I re
lleTcd of beaVy strain. ' Page 16
Friends abandon search to rescue John M.
Eanley,.. expert -swimmar,' and fear he was
carried to sea by shift of current. Page 10
SUBURBAN
\u25a0' President Wheeler • Is* honored by faculty, ; re
gents s and students of unlTerelty for ref n?lng
eastern offer. " Page 4
,\u25a0 J. O'Brlea .of Oakland J» .held up by masked
robbers, who secure $460 in gold coin. Page 4
' Alameda.' county ? exposition will close' tonight
with mardl gras program. ? ... » f - • Page 4
1 Bat 'catchers .onder the saperrlslon of a force
of . physician* begin. work la, Oakland. Page 4
\u25a0 Aoto owners of Oakland mourn loss of ma
chlpes and attach foods of. agent, who has* been
misslng-.for , a'iweek.': r \u25a0' ' • -. Page 4
Inquest -fails to bolto the mystery, of Chester
Silent* s death 7 and fraternity brothers believe be
was murdered. . Pace 3
Three progreselTe steps in derelopment ; of
English' drama to be shown by Berkeley students
In 'the'.* mystery! aid masque play. I'asc 4
Women suffragists in \u25a0 conrentlon In Oakland
report •growth of sentiment la their fayor
tbroochout, stale. ;Paje 3
SPORTS
Speedway drivers will meet today in last of a
series of matinee races. ". Page 10
• Walter. E. Jennings, the, \u25a0well, known _, turfman,*
return? from the '. east \u25a0' after a . successful ' suni^
mer] campaign. Page 1U
".Beaters play \ gilt edge baseball, and^take".an
otber game from. tbe Commuters. . Fajje 10
Foor cames ofillugby will be 'In ill ttrx
ent .parts, of,* life, state today.*:;, . -Paße'lO
r.Pblladelpb'a's -.fhac-ps -'of \u25a0 winning, 'American
league pennant are lessened by loss of flrstgaine
of \u25a0 series . with Washington*. ' [Page 'lo
Promoter Jack, Gleason and' tbe principals po*t
Uielr forfeit" guaranteeing tbat the Ketchel-;
Tbomas .flsht will take . place ,' _ next
month.. * Page 10
LABOR
Cooks decide to continue contributions to strike
fund. . •.;;. '\u25a0, " / :. \l Page 0
. Marble "Trorker* will bold special meeting for
issuance of new card*. HfSS Pajre O
MARINE
; Colored < maid, a passenger •on liner . SSerra,
tellß Ule ofwoc In which nary chaplain Cxure*
as'theTlllaln. '"-_, Page H
mining;
- Mining" stock: market lias ; another relapse :snd
Icadlnc ularrs time a fbarp lambic. Tngc 15
SOCIAL '-.\*S '"':'\u25a0'
*"' Many guefrls',. will. enjoy the;' hospitality \u25a0of
General Fonston eu3 £Irt. I'uns km at'FortMawm
toUay. ' l_ . -\u0084. - \u25a0\u25a0-' '/i^Page 8
SAN jS^NGte OCTOBER 5, 1907?
." Photograph of [seem during the ';' railroad rebate hearing* before
Commissioner Franklin K. Lane [yesterday Scaled [atUhc'tableifroni
left to righVare: S^J^Marm^oftiie Southern Paci^frcigh^depart
ment, I General Freight Agent C WJ Luce and ' AUorncy\ Peter ' F.
Dunne. ' .": . - - /• . \u25a0 \u25a0_ ~...^. r ;yj x ''- :^.i-* \u25a0 •':\u25a0
Page 8
Officials of Southern Pacific
and Shippers Seek Escape
interstate ;b^sincss^^^n after the passage of the
Hepburn bW, my. firm
ohjlocal hauls y df^ranscontinen ialjfsfiipmen f s: Before
the passage ij of the "act ufc 'received^- rebates ofi- local
hauls - of ithrhugh^shipments^
Stockton, :Cal:^an^ihencc Wwaypoi
paid only on the^ local^ hai//s,[6ut;^A^*s/iipirie/ifs
through^: orJjntersjtaierlmovenye^^
CotpMssioner.FroMim
man/at.yesterday^hehrmg./ :;\i: - \u25a0 ; -V?. •: : i .. : ; ." \u0084• ,;
/When V Interstate: • Commerce ; Commissioner ";. Franklin K. > Lane
resumed his^ investigation ; yesteVday^mornmg|int6T ? tiic methods .by
which; the .Southern; Pacificlxdmpahy has^ enabled «a^ certain ;f ayored
few to^rush? outj competition ;in^ the -state of: California, . there \ was a
wild scurry : fj^.co^r^bnitHe^part of ;the;officials^of -the^rbad and' the
representatives *of many •} of the : implicated companies;;- \u25a0\u25a0"•. r - .
his \ Peter; F^Dunne;^General^ FreigHt [Agent
G.^ W^ Luce; made; an almostj frantic- appeal^ for-; an- all . cleansing
"immunity '^bath, biit'was \u25a0 foiled i by^^the ] refusai^bf;the;cornrnis^i6ner
tO: permit v - him; to testify under foath.-^- V v ; - -H - \u25a0 V.: :.^ : :'.: '--:
: Permission; was, howcvef; v granted %uce, ; should] he so; desire^ to
!? a^ c st ? t ? n: \^ nt ' .which would, jof course/ be»spread on the record^
i and,: as; the en pointed ;out,;serveltlie purpo^e^ofa'swbrn
statement,, save -onl^ in the immunity attached- to '-the , latter. '\u25a0 -
.V- I n mos^ ; positive terms Com missiqher Lane promised \tliat there
would ;be_^ a, series of; further* prbse/cuti6ns;'arid'-refuyed-:\to.stie ; -'«'the
hands of the department; of
of ; the \u25a0; company; to secure . for ; himself and possibly for his corpbra
tion the immunity so much desired. '; . . , \ : . .', .-. ' ~r;
The railroad officials Ayere not >alone in their ; desire -to secure*
she Her: from the of f the govern
the law. . . Several representatives from \u25a0 corporations, ; notabiy
theVUnionvice.cbnipany^tlie^coiicern \wliich7sells V ;ice- f for'^'>aVton\in
San. Francisco and" for the same price in f Oregon, after; paying $5
in- frciglit charges; jortranspOrtationVtoilicUatt^
Pacific;glass;wprks- a largc;transc6ntincuU^
rjbssibly vtlic^lajrgcst'^cattlc^shjpp^
shippers.vii .Galifornia.;;an'd;;tljc Fluristoir pulp- and pajpcrcoinpariyi
with -a nioiiopolvintlic^talc^built -pii itheVrates: obtained rfrom^tht
railroad;; went 3Scnrryjng;to^thc;rocMiV
bciiig>lickl; : clanioring{ton^hcard^cager;to^
: factS;nV.tlie'c^
1^ John.; J. '1)111011, of ? the; firm ?6fAMUler»:-" ''"'"" - , •:> v
& Lux., the : cattlemen,"; was; the -first to
go on tho stand and a gainst 'the
"road, and' his evidence ; was nioro; or. less*
of a bomb,' exploded -.by.a.' friendly, hand.
It took t lie- road's '^lawyer off ''his" feet,
and he liad^ no (questions' to, ask. at -the'
end. : of? the. examination.^
Dillon,.-; who > was' vcry/ncrvousv aiirt
twisted his 'hands'- convulsively durini?
lhe'.tiiifc,hV v was^oii' the'stajid; , said Hiiat
lie had omitted ;c:crtaiu'.: facts in: ;his
statement of the day ln:forc. Tliosc Jio
Avas'rnxious.to li:LVO;':«ppe:ir-in t ho rw
ord.' * liis; drm/iao ho -said; had received '
rebates 'on: local • reshipments, of'inter
state af ter" the'pnssage : of \u25a0 the
Hcpburiu^iii; • 'This rate,- hefsald}lhad
infl u enced u h lra .very'; 1 arjjely ?? I n ? giv Ing
the majority of \ his 'shipments? to* the
Southern' Pacific' '_\u25a0 V 3 ' :'\u25a0: - •\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0' "..
InUhe matter;of*a:slrlpmerit*of a lot
of "lumber ; from'; -Portland,*' Ore/,-" to*
Stockton, Cal.,'..., where "\u25a0 l it ysvas -reihipped
t o -.local '-.points; "concessions" -had Jbeen*
tnaae-'ijy- the :^road,^both; before 'and
s incG s ; tTie l pa^sa g(\ . of\u25a0;t li c v Ilcpbufn ; rate
bill. Thorjo 'rat esjiarl beon_ '-ma tie vef.b- ;
Continued ion Paje «, Column 1
CALHOUN'S MEN
ATTACK PERSONS
ON THREE CARS
Crew From Geneva Street
> Barn Assails All Pas-
NO MERCY SHOWN
Women and Children Are
•- Among Victims of a
Wanton Raid
CAUSE OF' TROUBLE
Ruffians Sent Out to Pro
tect One Car Pounce
* - Upon Others
Called, out by a frightened non
union \u25a0' \u25a0.conductor to subdue obstrep
erous laborers on one car who had re^
ft»^to'payltheir'f^es7'25 < of rttoel''ritf-;r ttoel''ritf-;
fians quartered at the_^ Geneva street
carbarns^ attacked '. the; passengers of
three^Ocean lYievr; cars *V -last \u25a0 night
near 1 the branch "county jail in San
Jose- avenue. The Calhoun fighters
were .armed; with coupling: * bars,
switch] irons and - revolvers, and .they
struck}; inoffensive ; passengers in'dis
cnminately. i-Menj were>beatenr> chil
"dren: were knocked I unconscious arid
screaming I women -were : **tqT
shelter j- into; neighboring k. vegetable*
house*. -^There •-Tfere^no
police •; within' immediate ;caii,. and the
tough ; crew ; from the- carbarns 'satiated
their -thirst ; f or violence/ ; : They" smashed*
the windows; and ? doors of- thecarsiiri
their, eagerness to ,geY at the .unarmed
persons - Inside, \ and v they : kept' at; the
work' until; they^ bad' driven out. of Hight
all .: who^; were .\ able . Xo \ run 'for'-; their
li yes. i Then !two: policemen ' arrived (and
arrested"!. two Italians who had i- taken
no .part jin- the .original trouble.; "VThen
the ' carbarn thugs " had : disappeared ? a
riot, platoon from the .Mission- police
station appeared/ \u25a0 ? : . . \u25a0 ... : -
< { Laborers- returning home, from Trork
in * the to i urn cd ' d (strict s tarted « tfi c ' trou
ble.^ They crowded a car. directly after
finishing 1 for the day,-, but -the '; conductor
was unable to collect^f ares from* the
throng. He kept '-up' his reffort* until
the 'car /reached 7 Fourteenth" :and "Guer
rero; streets. } ; Meeting r failure : still and
many" threats, J he •" became ;. ./ frightened
and* left his . car f to telephone the - car-
barns;for aid. A wrecker loaded: with
the 25» fighting men who have figured in
several, former " displays of -\ brutality
was" sent out from the' Geneva street
trolley station. r; :
While } the \ frightened : conductor Vas
telephoning, one of \the. passengers
gave the mot or man ; the } signal ' to '? go
ahead, and when the nonunion man
emerged from \u2666 the • telephone - booth . he
saw his car speeding far up the street.
All the men onthe.Trrecker-who.were
not ; armed with revolvers ', had - heavy
switch and coupling .bars for weapons.
They imet "the . conduotorless r: car f . near
the t old \ branch prison.-^. ShoutingXand
yelling \u25a0vthey; tumbled i\ oft the wrecker
and rushed upon the crowd of- laborers.
Windows were smashed and soon pas
sengers and -thugs: were mixed .In /a
fighting,' yelling"; tangle of jmen.7? \u25a0;\u25a0'\u25a0"\u25a0
.While the struggle was on ;. three
other cars -ofith c j same line _ came"; up,"
and' after routing the unarmed men: in
the ;car ; the .carbarn: ruffians
rushed '.upon : the , others. . The " passen
gers •on these' cars were mostly ..women,
biiV the i maddened -|wrecker -"crew: did
riot-hesitate to attack .them.; '..When '.the
frightened ; passengers the ; doors
and Uwindows which; had been -opened
oh; account of the heat they .broke them
In. -''- 'Cowering -.mothers,., leaning - over
little - children to ;; protect . them", ; were
trampled under 'the : feet of the ' thiigs.
The^heavy iron weapons were swinging
incessantly, r; and . women ;. -arid - girls
dropped, as r , f retiuently> as men \u25a0 under
the ;:\u25a0\u25a0 biow's.';; The'Veyolyers "also /we're
used as ; clubs.. .;...;.:,... .;\u25a0-..\u25a0
V Residents of j the. neighborhood -ran*! to
the'riearestUelephbrje_vwr»en;.therattaclz
"was j at 1 ita | height f and * twol patrolmen
flfstl responded-^lThey I placed Gulaepp-l
Longono j and " Antonio_ Spurzaiunder ;ar
rest. men£were}found • iri;a
*ditch' ; ;. where b they shad | sought j shelter
f rom '£tUe \ switch £bars ; of : the fcarbarn
; thugs."' V.TentY minutes jrlater^ a'H patrol
. Wagon f loaded i with JaJ riot J from
the? Mission jstationsarrived.'sbut I; h%v-*
iriglcompletedjjtheirlworkrjttei 25 : ruf
i flans s,who^wrecked i the Jcars j they -, were
;Benti*qut",tol; Benti*qut",tol protect had! returnedttoUhe
i shelter X,oti thelrr Geneva^ streetMhead-'
i^uarters.T^^tiv' I*:~V'-^1 * : ~V'-^ •';- M \u25a0?/- : it^^ X-'
> * The > police' iwlll ' make : an i today
t to |' arrests some i of.; the^men whoitoo^
•part in the attack ;'•
back boundary fences that
shifted has been one. of the greatest tasks
ever accomplished by the engineers of a
city. Learn how they have done it in
- The Sunday Call
Futile Voting During the
Four Hours of Deliberation
Sketch of 'Francis J. Heney
addressing the jury yesterday at
the trial \u25a0of Tirey L. Ford. By
Call staffs artist.
The Ford jury was locked
up at :11 :1 5 o'clock last night
in one of the banquet halls at
the Fairmont hotel, having
arrived at no verdict, al
though a dozen ballots had
been taken. Cots were placed
in the room where the jury
had been deliberating for
nearly four hours, and by or
der of Judge Lawlor the 12
men who have Ford's fate in
their keeping retired for the
night.
From the most reliable
sources came the rumor that
at the time the jury retired
the vote stood nine for con
viction and three for acquit
tal, being Jurors Case, Olsen
and Mortensen.
, l>ej"ur>" retired- at [6^3o o'clock, went to dinner at 7 :20, resumed
deliberation at> B:4s,, and -retired at 11:15. Two ballots were taken
before^dinncr,arid;lo"aftervvard. Juror Bender was elected foreman
immediately; after the jury retired. ?.
A DRAMATIC SCENE
-Thj» courts of San Francisco have witnessed no scene more terise,
no spectacle; more remarkable than that of yesterday in .Temple j
Israel.'. Forgetting that they were in a sacred edifice, forgetting thati
they lwcre fin attendance upon a, solemn court, the 2,000 spectators;
who crowded pit and gallery, doorway and aisle, broke spontaneously
into^ a-mighty 1 shout of approval when Heney flung back into the
tceth-ofthe'defense the taunt that he had feared to call 'Ruef to the
witness stand.'/ *^
\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-,•\u25a0\u25a0. : : lt was* the demonstration of an audience wrought to a high pitch
of emotion,- arid was as expressive as it was unexpected. It was but
a single .burst, the 2,000 [voices welded into a single shout. The
voices of -the Women /joined with those of the men. It was an uncon
trollable cry of elation. It came suddenly after a long afternoon
of rigid silence. It was the only break in the long hours of quiet.
Silence: preceded ' it and silence followed.
\u25a0\u25a0;,-' The 'attorneys had been arguing since 9:30 o'clock in the fore
noon.-.A. A. / Moore had, spoken for the defense in the morning. "Earl
Rogers -had. addressed the jury before and after the noon hour.
Heriey^had spoken for more than^an hour and was approaching the
end of his address. The attorneys had interrupted each other re
peatedly: -The situation was tense. -The fate of the defendant might
be .turned 'by had just explained that the
prosecution" had wifllheldßuef in order that the defense might^not
put-words in his'niouth. Attorney LewisT 7 . Byington, of counsel for
the defense, jumped to his feet. \
r^?-"-.Why: don't jyou- tell fus'nghtout .why you didn't put Ruef on
the* stand?" he cried. '•.
: "I am ! not obliged to tell you anything," replied Hency.
"Will you answer my question ?;.' shouted Byington. "Why
didn't '"you iput Ruef on the stand?"
: "That's {quf: business," retorted Heney.
.. wWHy^drdn't'you letus talk to him?" persisted Byington,,
. ;.""Youidid talk to him. You had an opportunity," was Heney 's
rcolv ' * \u25a0
_ ,"But:you always had a guard with you to listen to what we
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Jurors Retire in
Banquet Hall at
Fairmont
Dozen Ballots Result
in a Vote of 9 to 3
TT- > A .
Heney s Argument
in Afternoon Is
Applauded
a. •••• em m \u25a0 r> • ' \u25a0
Brilliant Speech Brings
Cheers From Spectators

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