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HUGHES ACCEPTS
PLACE ON THE
SUPREME BENCH
President Taft Appoints Chief
Executive of New York to
Succeed Brewer
May Not Take Oath of Office
Until Court Opens Term
in October
wASHikgtok. April 23.— President
Taft late today received from Governor
Charles T. Hushes of New York a let
ter accepting a tendered appointment
»» an associate justice of the supreme
court of the United States.
Five minutes after the letter was
handed to the president, the nomina
tion of Governor Hughes was on its
way *o the senate. That body had
adjourned for the day, however, when
the papers reached the capitol and so
the senate will not hear officially of
the designation of Governor Hughes to
Succeed the late David J. Brewer until
tomorrow.
TAKES OFFICE IN OCTOBER
While it is expected Governor Hughes
xvill be confirmed with little or no de-
Jay, It is understood here he will re
main as the chief executive of New
York until October and will not take
the oath of his now office until the
fall term of court opens, the second
Monday in that month.
There has been much speculation ever
since it was first intimated that Gov
ernor Hughes would be tendered a
place on the supreme bench as to
whether his appointment would take
liini out of the fall campaign in New
York, where republican leaders say he
Is sorely needed.
TAFT MUCH ELATED
President Taft would not discuss this
phase of the case today. 'He has been
anxious to secure the best man he could
for the supreme court vacancy, and he
f«*els he has done so. He was much
elated over Governor Hughes' accept
ance, and tonight said:
"1 am very much delighted to secure
Governor Hughes for the bench. He is
a man of wide experience and marked
ability and it is a mighty valuable
thing to have on the great bench of
the supreme court a man of affairs.
Governor Hughes is 48 years old, I
think, and even if lie should retire at
70, !ie will have had 22 years of solid
usefulness on the bench."
The appointment of Governor Hughes
was received in Washington with the
jrreatest satisfaction.
UELI BERATED A DAY
The first overtures regarding the ap
pointment are said to have been con
ducted through Senator Root. It *was
not until Friday the president wrote
a formal letter offering the place to
the governor. The fact was carefully
guarded. Governor Hughes deliberated
for a day and yesterday wrote his ac
ceptance.
It is believed the appointment of
Governor Hughes will eliminate him
from the state campaign this fall. The
campaign will be only fairly under
way at the time the governor will take
the oath of office and enter upon his
judicial duties.
JUSTICES ARE PLEASED
The news of the appointment and ac
rr-ptauoe of Governor^ Hughes reached
the justices of the court just as they
were adjourning for the day. All were
surprised and pleased.
"I am delighted," said Chief Justice
Fuller.
'A fine appointment," said Justice
Harlan.
"I am delighted to hear it," declared
Justice White.
'•Governor Hughes is a man of high
character and great ability," was Jus
tice McKenna's comment.
Justice Durton smiled; no longer
would he be the newest member of the
court.
ATTITUDE TOWARD CORPORATIONS
. The n"rf=t question heard after the an
nouncement of the selection concerned
the attitude of the new member on the
trust problems, as involved in the dis
solution suits against the Standard oil
and tobacco corporations. The general
conclusions were that Hughes' record
s-howed he was without prejudices, hav
ir.s. fought corporations where he
thought them guilty of wrongdoing and
protected their rights when he consid
ered them persecuted.
Attorney General Wickersham ex
pressed himself us delighted and con
fident-the governor would make an ex
cellent judge, Wickersham sent the
following dispatch to Albany:
"I want to express my great personal
gratification that you have determined
to accept the supreme court justice
ct.ir. "
BRYAN COMMENTS ON
APPOINTMENT OF HUGHES
Friend of Trusts and Sympa
thizes With Corporations
LIXCOLX. Neb.. April 25. — W. J.
Bryan commented tonight on the ap
pointment of Governor Hughes as asso
ciate justice of the supreme court as
follows:
The appointment of Governor
Hughes to the supreme bench will
. be-regarded by many as a popular
'. appointment. He has been put for
\u25a0 ward as a reformer and seems to be
' considered one by a great many
•\u25a0 ' people, but his reputation as a re
\u25a0 •. former rests upon a few official acts
. which show him opposed to graft
'/: ing and to the individual vices, but
:'. no one who will examine his record
can doubt that he is in close sym
\u25a0' pathy with exploiting corporations.
It will be remembered that he
: vetoed the bill for the reduction of
railroad rates after a New York
legislature — and a republican leg- .
is!a.ture at that — had passed the
-. reduction bill.
- "He is understood to be a close
personal friend of Rockefeller, and
the published report shows that the
.trust magnates have contributed
liberally to his campaign funds. In
1908 he was the chief defender of
the action of the republican party
on the trust question.
It will be remembered, also, that
he was the first official to oppose
the income tax and his opposition
came after Rockefeller had an
nounced hostility to the income tax
I amendment.
The corporation attorneys who
filed an argument against the in
come tax with the Albany legisla
ture presented the same argument <
Governor. Hughes did and these
corporation attorneys, with Gov
ernor Hughes' powerful aid, barely
succeeded in preventing the ratifi
cation of the amendment by the
state of New York.. What would
he do on the supreme bench If any
r" question arose affecting the income
tax^
Governor Hughes exemplifies the
individual virtues and naturally
demands honesty in the public
•Urvlce. but he is a shining illus
tration of that peculiar type of citi
. zpn developed in this country dur
ing the; present generation — the
citizen who personally opposes vice
and* is a punlsher-of small crimes,
- but shows no indignation at the
larger Xorms of legalized robbery,.
Witness and Lawyer Near
Fist Fight in Courtroom
Mrs. Annie Fuller (left) and Miss Eleanor Bailey (right), who are
accused of appropriating checks sent through the mails and delivered to the
wrong Miss Bailey.
CRUSADE AGAINST
CRIME IS BEGUN
Captain Harry O'Day Says That
He Will Clean Out His Dis«
trict Without Delay
Since Captain Harry O'Day took com
mand of the central district last Fri
day lie has detailed two men, Samuel
Orr and James Hayden, to patrol the
district in search of bunko haunts and
poolrooms. As a result four raids on
poolrooms were made yesterday after
noon on information telephoned to the
station by Orr and Hayden. Captain
O'Day and Sergeant W. M. Ross accom
panied the wagon to each of the re
sorts and assisted in the raids.
The poolrooms raided were those of
Tim Hurley, 339 Bush street, where
Hurley and six visitors were arrested;
John Cella, 138 Taylor street, where
Cella and 10 visitors were arrested;
Sam Brown, 1370 Stockton street, where
Brown and four visitors were arrested,
and Joe Friedman. 34 Ellis street,
where Friedman and three visitors
were arrested. They were all released
on bail.
Captain O'Day says that he will clean
out every bunkoman, poolseller and
out every bunkoman, pool seller and
of fallen women from his district even
if he has to tackle the job himself.
The work will be carried on vigorously
till he is satisfied that it is thoroughly
completed.
It was rumored around police head
quarters yesterday that Mayor Mc-
Carthy had stated to several members
of the grand jury that the city would
be cleared of crooks of all descriptions
within the next 10 days, or he would
know the reason why and place the
blame on whom it rightfully belonged.
BIG RIVER BOOST
MEETING IS PLANNED
Will Further Improvement of
Sacramento and San Joaquin
To further the work that will result
in the straightening of the Sacramento
and San Joaquin rivers through gov
ernment and state appropriations and
private subscriptions, the San Joaquin
and Sacramento river improvement as
sociation will hold a notable annual
meeting at Rio Vista next Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. It Is planned
to have present every man who is In
terested In bettering the condition of
the streams to voice his sentiments
and join in the general boost.
Excellent transportation facilities
have been arranged to the scene of the
conference. A Santa' Fe train from
Stockton at 8 a. m." will connect at
Antioch with the Lauritzen transporta
tion company's steamer, which arrives
at "Rio Vista at noon. The steamer
Xavajo will leave Pacific street wharf,
San Francisco, at 8 a. m. Boats from
Sacramento also will leave the city
wharf at 8 o'clock. :
The association maintains an office
on the Jackson street pier.
LAURA BIGGAR SUED
FOR WOUNDED HEART
Wife of Dr. Hendricks Demands
Balm for Affections
LOS ANGELES, April 25. — Mrs. Agnes
Hendricks of Brooklyn "filed suit for
$50,679 against Laura Biggar, the for
mer actress, in the superior court here
today.
The sum sought represents the
amount of judgment given Mrs. Hen
dricks by the supreme: court of Kings
county, N. V., against Miss Biggar for
the alienation of Mrs. Hendricks 1 hus
band.
Doctor Hendricks figured promi
nently in the action instituted " by the
former actress to obtain part of the
wealth left by Frank Bennett, a Pitts
burg millionaire, who, ehe alleged,
married her a. short time before his i
death.. \u25a0-\u25a0: "..-\u25a0 !
JOHN H. GRADY DENIES
OWNERSHIP, OF BUILDING
John H. Grady stated last night that
the -building at 997 Lane street, de
stroyed by fire Sunday morning, was
not his property and that he had never
lived there. He^said that the building,
which was ion his lot, had been occu
pied until last Wednesday, by a man
named De la Cuesta, '\u25a0,-\u25a0'- — - — — _^_
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 1910
BOARD RE-ENACTS
85 CENT GAS RATE
Chooses Site for Temporary City
Hall and Authorizes Its
Construction
The So cent gas rate and the present
legal charges for electric light were
renewed yesterday by the board of su
pervisors In a bill unanimously passed
to print. The action was without
discussion or disagreement and on the
recommendation of the. artificial lights
committee, of which Supervisor Walsh
is chairman. Its final enactment by
the board will make effective from
July 1 the 85 cent rate, unless the light
ing company secures. a new injunction
from the federal court similar to that
under which a $1 rate is being ' col
lected.
The electric light charge is 90 cents
per 1.000 watt hours, with reductions
scaling from 5 to 40 per cent for
monthly consumptions amounting to
from 2,000, 3,000 to 9,000 watt hours.
TEMPORARY SITE CHOSE.V
The northwest corner of Mission and
Eighth streets Was chosen yesterday as
the site for the temporary city hall by
the board and the offer of Hunt, Osteyee
& Banz to construct a reinforced con
crete three story building and to lease
It to the city at a monthly rental of
$3,400 was accepted. The building, is
to be thoroughly fireproof and will
give a floor space of approximately
118,000 square feet All of the city's
main departments, except those to be
housed in the permanent hall of Justice,
are to be accommodated In the struc
ture, which is to be completed within
90 days' time from date of contract.
The ordinance was passed to print yes
terday without remark and by unani
mous action of the board.
FIGHT PERMIT GRAXTED
The board granted the Western ath
letic club a permit for a "semiprofes
sional" boxing exhibition- for -May- 17;
referred the request of the California
wholesale butchers* traffic association
for j permission to graze sheep near
Butchertown to the hospital and health
committee, and Thomas Forsyth's
amended application for a street rail
way franchise over Parnassus avenue,
Judah street and Ninth avenue to the
public utilities committee; the petition
of tho' West of Powell Street property
owners' association for a new type of
building construction to the building
laws committee, and directed the clerk
to advertise , for bids for lithographing
the Geary street road bonds.
SUPERVISORS HONOR
MEMORY OF E. B. POND
Board Adjourns Out of Respect
to Former Mayor
Resolutions of respect for the mem
ory of former Mayor Edward B. Pond
were yesterday unanimously adopted
by the board of, supervisors by a rising
vote and ordered engrossed In the
minutes of the board. It then ad
journed "as a further mark of iesteem.
INJURED ON ELEVATOR— X. Ward, .an em
ploye of Roos Brothers, was struck and in
jured .by an iron crossbar, of an elevator yea
• trrday afternoon in the company's building at
Stockton and Market streets./
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INSINUATIONS LEAD
TO BITTER CLASH
Lawyer Charges Inspector In=
vaded Woman's Room When
She Was Dressing
A fistic encounter, with the courtroom
of United States Commissioner B. H.
Heacock as the arena, between Attor
ney William A. Bpwden of San Jose
and Postal Inspector M.-AJ. Warren dur
ing the taking of testimony in the
cases of Mrs. Annie Fuller and her
daughter, Miss Eleanor' Helen Bailey,
who jointly are charged' with appro
priating moneys sent through, the
mails, was averted yesterday afternoon
only by the prompt interference of As
sistant United States Attorney Benja
min McKinley.
Warren, principal witness for the
prosecution, resented the allusions and
statements of Attorney Bowden for the
defense to the effect that he had acted
"improperly," "disrespectfully" and
"ungentlemanly" in his dealings with
Mrs. Fuller and that he had "forced
himself upon the privacy of the defend
ant when she was in her bedroom,
dressing."
BOWDEN' HURLS CHALLENGE
Scarcely able to contain his wrath
under the baiting while on the witness
stand Warren gave his feelings vent
when on the court floor. It was just
after a verbal setto between the coun
sel, when McKinley was sorely press
ing Mrs. Fuller- in tho cross examina
tion.
"Mr. McKinley, I- will not accuse you
as being as bad as Mr. Warren!" said*
Bowden.
In a rage Warren sprang to the side
of Bowden, and, tapping him on the
shoulder, said:
" "I want you to understand that you
will have to quit your sneering allu
sions to me and your reflections on my
character."
\u25a0"I'll do nothing of the kind. I don't
care for you and I can take care of
myself anywhere and in any company,"
was Bowden's challenge to combat.
Then it was that McKinley took War
ren by the shoulders and drew him
away.
"There'll be no fighting here, Bow
den," said McKinley. "You may be able
to take care of yourse.lft So can I.
Your bluff won't work here."
FEELING RUNS HIGH
Feeling continued to run high
through the afternoon and the session
was replete with exciting incidents in
which the counsel and the witness
took spirited and in some cases acri
monious part.
Of more than usual interest was the
testimony of Miss .Eleanor Bailey, one'
of the defendants, and a most attractive
girl of the blonde type. The girl and
her mother live in San Jose at 1017
Locust avenue. The letter containing
the two checks, aggregating $40, was
addressed to Miss Eleanor Bailey, . San
Jose.
Yesterday both the defendants ad
mitted having received and cashed the
checks, but denied that an explanatory
note accompanied the checks or that
they were aware that the money was
not meant for them. This is in direct
conflict with the allegations of the
prosecution, supported by the state
ments of the cashier of the Bank of
Pacific Grove, whence the checks were
made out, to the effect that a type
written letter accompanied the checks.
CHECKS FOR DIVIDENDS
The district attorney showed that the
checks were" for dividend payments on
their face, and unless the defendants
held stock in the bank they could not
have expected them.
The case involves a charge of for
gery against Mrs. Fuller, who admits
having indorsed the checks. The Miss
Eleanor Bailey, for whom the checks
were Intended, Is also a resident of
San Jose, but did not appear to testify
yesterday. .
This was the preliminary examination
to ascertain if there were sufficient
grounds for a formal charge, and the
argument in the case was set for Fri
day next at 2 o'clock.
NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC
PLANS SUMMER SERVICE
Time Card Provides Numerous
Trains to Fairfax
The Northwestern Pacific railroad
will put on Its first summer time card
Sunday, May 1. The suburban boats
and trains on week days will run half
hourly during the morning and evening
and all day Sunday. The service to
Fairfax will be greatly increased this
year, as during the ; day there will be a
train to that point practically every
time there Is a train to San Rafael, and
the night service will also be increased
over last year. There will be a thea
ter trip at 12 o'clock Saturday night
to Fairfax.
The up country trains will run as
follows:
• 7:15 a. m. for Glen Ellen; 7:45 a. m. for
Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Healiisburjr, ' CloTerdale,
Ukiah, WilUts and Sherwood: 8:15 a. m. for
Point Reyes and Cazadero; 9:15 a. m. Sundays
only for Glen Ellen and also Point Reyes;
10:45 a. m. for Petaluma and Santa Rosa;
2:45 p. m. Saturdays only for Point Reyes and
Camp Meeker; 3:15 p. m. dally for Petaluma,
Santa Rosa, Healdsburg and Ukiah; 4:45 p. m.
for Glen Ellen; 5:15 p. m. dally for Petaluma
and Santa Rosa; 5:45 p. m. dally except Sun
day for Laßunltas and Point Reyes. For Guerne
ville. Monte Rio and Duncan Mills the leav
ing time from San Francisco will be 7:45 a. m.
dally except ' Sunday, . and on Sundays at 8:45
a. m.
PENNIE WILLS BULK OF
ESTATE TO HIS SISTER
Son of Late Public Administra
tor Leaves $100,000
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The will of James Crymes Pennie,
son of the late James Pennie, public
administrator and justice of thepeace,
was filed for probate yesterday. Pennie
leaves , an estate worth about $100,000.
the greater part of which is willed to
his sister, Mrs. Mary Chapin. Thomas
Norton Swyney and Mrs. Jessie Cheever
Frledlander, a niece, received various
pieces of city property. The will names
Thomas Norton Swyney and T. Cary
Friedlander sts executors.
STOLE TOBACCO— Tony Chlrila pleaded Rullty
in Judge Cabaniss" conrt yesterday to the
theft of tobacco from a Santa Fe car. He will
be sentenced Thursday. -
WOMEN TO FIGHT
TRAFFIC IN GIRLS
Suffrage Club Discusses White
Slave Trade and Will Aid
.the Police
"The White Slave Traffic in San
Francisco and , What Can Be Done
About It" was the subject discussed at
the special meeting called yesterday/by
the Votes for Women club in their
rooms in Sutter street. The meeting
was called to order by Miss Selina Sol
omons, who put to the women present
the question, "What are the clubwomen
going to do to aid the authorities?"
One of the three workers in the Trav
elers' aid of the ' Young Women's Chris
tian association told of their work,
standing at the gateways of the city to
look after the girls, especially those of
foreign birth, who are constantly ar
riving. Her suggestion was for a home
for the working, girl and a home near
the ferry to house those arriving on
late trains. .
The feasibility of approaching the
mayor with a petition to appoint, a
competent .woman as a city official was
also discussed and the necessity of es
tablishing women aa an auxiliary to
the police force.
The discussion will come up again
before the club members and some defi
nite stand will be taken to aid in polic
ing and saving strangers in the city
and girls of foreign or country birth
from falling victims.
FACE CUT DURING FlGHT— During a fight In
George Dealey's ealoon, FlHmore and Ellis
streets, Archie Harris was struck in the face
with a beer glass by Blame Meado, who was
arrested by Policeman Xye on a charge of
assault, with a deadly weapon.
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" \u0084 , . OPPOSITE IVK2£IU,I9T'GFC'4 /
Biggest Feature of the Eilers
Consolidation Sale This
A Sale of Player Pianos That Will Be Talked
About From One End of the State
. to the Other
Our consolidation of forty stores into
one organization under one manage-
ment has been discussed in every mu-
sical-center- in. the country, and it is
conceded that such an organization of-
fers: wonderful possibilities for selling
Pianos \u25a0 and . Player Pianos hitherto
never attempted.
, With, the chain of forty stores, all
now for. the first time under a single
office'; management, the Eilers Music
Company constitutes' the largest retail
Piano Company In the United States.
The advantages growing from such a
position ' enable it to give to every
Piano buyer value and service that no
smaller organization could even at-
tempt.
While our plans are being worked
out for the amalgamation of these in-
terests, we are going to sell one-third
of all of our California stock."- We know
full well what this means, and we know-
that drastic measures will have to be
resorted to to effect such a tremendous
reduction in the number of Pianos in
our stock. .
• Last week we- made first mention of
this Consolidation Sale. ' The response
on the part of the Piano buying public
was a 'revelation to us. We neglected,
however, to say" something about the
splendid Player Pianos we are ready to
dispose of. No house in San Francisco
has a larger lot of used Player Pianos
than we are exhibiting today. The
Autopiano. for which we control th«
Coast Agency, continues to make won-
derful strides in popularity. Scarcely
a week passes without our taking
Player Pianos or other makes In ex-
change for. it.
Look at These
Among the Player Pianos that will
be closed out this week ar« beaufrful
51,050 Knabe Angelus Pianos, orig-
inally sold at $1,050, for which we will
now accept $550. Another one in beau-
tiful Mahogany case at $600. When it's
considered that the Pianos alone are
sold for more money than we offer the
entire combination piano for, it is easy
to see how long these Pianos are going
to remain on our floors. A splendid
$650 style Schubert Player now goes for
$438. A Smith & Barnes at $400. A .
Bailey Player Piano sold new for $530,
now $265. A Kingsbury Inner Player, •
which regularly brings $600. now $385.
A Pianiste $4Si*. An Auto Grand $483.
These are but a few of the many Player
Pianos now available.
Remember that each one of these In-
struments will be put in perfect play-
ing condition, and we will guarantee
their running.
Eilers Music Company. 975 Market
street. Stores also in Oakland. San
Jose. Stockton, Sacramento, Fresno,
Eureka. Portland, Seattle.
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