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Will Give His View of His Friend,
In The Sunday Call Next Sunday
Eagle Screams Throughout City
as Joyously as Ever, Thotfgh
on the "Soft Pedal"
in Address at Park, Re
plies to W. F. Herrin's
Corvallis Speech
Declares Apathy of Ultra Con*
. servatives Has Forced Rad-
ical Political Action
WITH music, eloquence and fire T
works, but with little arnica
and surgical bandages. San
Francisco yesterday celebrated with its
"cafe and sane" fourth of July the one
hundred and thirty-fourth anniversary
of the birth of the American republic.
In every part of the city there was
patriotic jollification, and the quietest
places were the emergency hospitals.
TTh»* chief noise was contributed by the
blare of the brass band, but the small
boy with his torpedoes on the car track
helped forae in adding to the glory of
the day. -Every flag in the city was
hung on its pole and the thermometer
balanced ideally in the tube in honor
cf the great outing day.
: . Celebrate at Park
The principal celebration planned by
the fourth of July committee was held
in Golden Gate park, where Judge John
1". Davis delivered the chief address.
The day's program of exercises start
ed at 9:30 in the morning at the Xorth
beach playground. During the after
noon exercises were held at the Mission
park playground, Nineteenth and Do
lores streets; south side playground.
Seventh and Harrison streets, and at
Glen park. There were athletic games
\ and harness races at the etcdiuin in
Golden Gate park and aquatic sports
et tiie foot of Van Xess avenue. During
.the evening there •were displays of fire
works at Union square, Portsmouth
square. Mission park. Columbia square,
-2Corth beach playground and <Jlen park.
Mayor's Ankle Too Weak
Mayor P. 11. McCarthy was to have
ireen one of the speakers at the Golden
tiate park exercises, which were held
e.t the Fpreckels music stand. But the
mayor has not yet recovered the full
*^se of his ankle, and while he viewed
Ahe exercises from his carriage did not
Jeel able to mount the stand and ad
dress his fellow citizens. He spoke at
picn park, however.
The program opened with a flag rais
ing by B battery. Fifth field artillery,
. Captain George M. Apples commanding.
•rThls wa? followed by patriotic music,
fflev. Father Philip O'Ryan delivered
.-the invocation, and Superior Judge
jjJames M. Troutt read the declaration
'of independence. After more patriotic
music Judge Davis delivered his ad
J^e spoke eloquently of the spirit of
•^TT-erics n liberty and the genius of the
American nation, and then turned to
the pertinent topics of modern affairs,
eTiPWPrini; the speech recently deliv
ered by William I*. Herrin, chief coun
cil for the Southern Pacific company, at
the Oregon agricultural college at Cor
\allis. Judge Davis did not refer to
llerrin by name, but quoted several
paragraphs from the text of Herrin's
Judge Davis* Address
In part Judge Davis said:
The insistence of public and po
litical affairs as a portion of our
experience Is already making Itself
•acutely felt Jn the national con
sciousness. We afe realizing with
a vengeance that In our neglect
"of all the great aspects of public
life — legislative, judicial, execu
tive — many of the expedients that
sufficed in a former time are now
lv need of radical amendment to
fneet the changed conditions.
5n the history of our coun
"* try," It is said, "has there been
• greater need for intelligent public
leadership than now."
It has become the fashion of
' late, a* the commencement sea
son, to address the graduating
classes of our colleges and uni
. x-ersities and to maintain that
"upon the educated men and
women of our country there de
volve public duties and civic, re
" ' pponslbilities which they may not,
without proving recreant to thoir
trust, either ignore or evade."
Appeals are made to them to
do their utmost to secure the best
government possible, and especially
.to oppose any innovations and ten
dencies which may be inconsistent
with the principles of representa
tive government, and upon which
its «tabllity and permanency must -
ultimately depend. It Is pointed
I out that, in the last analysis, our
government is based upon public
opinion, and warning is issued that
the "deliberate and reasoned judg
ment of the community," which
constitutes legitimate public opin
ion must not be confounded with
pubiic clamor. Instances in our
country's history are cited where
public clamor. If it could have .
accomplished Its object, would have
proved disastrous, and emphasis is
laid upon the wise planning of our .
governmental machinery, not' only
to grive expression to mature pub
lic opinion, but especially •to 're-., ,
Continued on Page 2, Column* 2 and 3
The San Francisco Call.
Judge J. F. Davis,
Orator of Day at
Golden Gate Park
Only Twenty-four Deaths Re=
ported Compared With
Forty =f our Last Year
[Special Dispatch to The Call] ,
CHICAGO, July 4. — The value of a
restrained observance of the fourth has
again been demonstrated by the cas
ualty list of this year's celebration.
In almost every city and town where
the sale and explosion' of fireworks
were prohibited or restricted there has
been a decided falling off in the number
of dead and injured, compared with
previous years.
This year's list of dead throughout
the country so far as reported totals
24. Last year the total was 44..
whole number of injured last year was
2,361. This year there were only \u25a0 1.M.4.
These figures show enormous con
servation not only of humah life, but
of leg?, arms, ears and eyes, which
were so frequently the battered tar
gets of destructible explosives.
Casualties in Chicago and its sub
urbs showed a remarkable diminution
from the number of a year ago. One
death, due to the accidental discharge
of a pistol, was reported, although the
day's celebration must be debited with
a second death that resulted June 21
from a wound self-inflicted while a
boy was cleaning a small rifle. One
death was also Chicago's record for
the fourth In 1909.
It was in accidents that Chicago
made its greatest gain by a sane holi
day. The injuries in total up to mid
night were -only 19. whereas a year
ago the record was 47 in all classifica
Giant firecrackers caused most of the
hurts and there were but few wounds
from firearms owing to their banish
ment by order of the chief of police.
President Taft added his indorsement
to the movement for an orderly and
undestructive Independence day. in a
statement which he gave out today in
Some of the large cities besides Chi
cago which spent a. "sane fourth were
Boston. Washington, Cleveland, Cincin
nati, Pit tsburg, Louisville, Baltimore.
Dcs Moines, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Buf
falo. Omaha, Kansas City, Milwaukee,
San Francisco, St. Louis, Denver and
New York might be classed as a par
tially sane fourth city because the sale
of fireworks by dealers was prohibited.
Of these cities some were sane, last
year, . this year's converts being Bos
ton, Detroit, Kansas City, Cincinnati,
Pittsburg, Louisville, Dcs Moines, In
dianapolis, Buffalo, Omaha, St. Louis
and Denver.
The mere intent shown by these
cities was a great gain for the move
ment and the actual results more than
justify their action. For instance, St.
Louis, which last' year had one dead
and 134 injured, this year had no deaths
and only 19 injured.
New York Unusually Quiet
NEW, YORK, July 4. — New York to
day went back to the usages of other
times and enthusiastically but -sanely
celebrated Independence day.
That, at least, is what the city start
ed out to do, and bade fair to accom
plish. The early hours, at least, . for
years over to explosives and
noise, passed \u25a0 with .a quiet as notice
able as it was unusual. /
The forenoon celebration . started
early "with the military and civic- pa
rade from Twenty-sixth street down
Fifth avenue and Broadway to the city
hall, with a review by Mayor Gaynor
and patriotic exercises, including' the
reading of thedeclaration of independ
ence on the city hall steps. 'Historical
ceremonies in the aldermanic chamber
of the municipal, building were carried
on while tho parade was passing down
the flag decked thoroughfares.
Law Proves Effective
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., July;4.—St. Joseph's
first "sane" fourth of July has been ,v
great success. Several months ago the
city council passed an ordinance pro
hibiting the use of dangerous fireworks
or explosivesof any kind and there has
been no noise except such as small
crackers make. No accidents have hap r
pened. I •'
Memorial to Washington
PHILADELPHIA. , July 4.— ln the
beautiful park In the. rear; of Independ
ence hall here today an : oration, by
John Barrett of the bureau jof 'Ameri
can republics .was a: feature of today's
celebration. >
Following the 1 exercises a -bronze fig
ure of George, Washington was unveiled
on the .Chestnut street side of Inde
pendence hall.
•Descendants of; the 56. signers of, the
delcaration'of. independence, held their
annual congress in Independence hall. /
Attorney and Companies See
Skeleton Near Spot Where
Woman Was Killed
Discovery May Throw Light on
Mystery of Tragedy Re«
vealed in February
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN RAFAEL, July 4,— The bleached
bones of a man were found on < Mount
Tamalpais today on the spur of the
mountain on which the skeleton of a
woman was found early; in; February.
The head was severed from the body. .
Tj. C. Lennon, a San Francisco-attor
ney, was walking down .the mountain
from the tavern with two companions.
They passed the spot on which the body
of the unidentified woman died, ci-ossed
the railroad and continued along the
trail toward Mill Valley. From a pile
of rock they saw the body of a_ man
in the bushes. It was badly decom
posed and the bones glistened in the
light. . .
Man's Clothing Observed
The men did not approach ' nearer,
but were able to see that shreds of a
man's clothing draped the bones.
Lennon and his companions proceeded
to Mill Valley, where they ' informed
Captain Melvin Staples, town marshal,
of their discovery. It was then too
dark for a search to be :made. but
Captain Staples notified the coroner at
San Rafael, and early in the morning
the officials will go for the remains.
May Clear \u25a0 Mystery of Woman
The authorities of .alarm county are
doubly Interested in the finding of this
body, as It may throw some light on
the mystery that still shrouds the death
and identity of the woman. The fact
that they were found comparatively
close together on the- trail between Mill
Valley and the"tavern is considered
The woman's remains were badly de
composed and the clothing was also
much weather worn. For weeks the
police of Marin county- and San Fran
cisco followed up clews, which might
serve to KJentify the victim" or- threrw
light on the mode of death, but all ef
forts failed. It was thought that the
body had been on the mountain side
nearly a year before, it was discovered.
Negro Fights Like Black Pan
ther, Beautiful in Alertness '
and Defense
RENO, Nev., July 4.— John Arthur
Johnson, a Texas negro,, the son of an
American slave, tonight is the first and
undisputed champion of the world. •
Jame3 J.' Jeffries of California, win
ner of 22 championship fights, the man
who never was brought to his knees
before- by a blow, tonight passed into
history as a broken idol. He met death
at the hands of the black champion.
While Jeff was not actually counted
out, he was saved only from this crown
ing shame by his friends pleading with
Johnson "not to hit the fallen man
again, and the towel was brought Into
the ring from his, oorner. At the end
of the fifteenth round Referee Tex
Rickard raised the black arm and the
great crowd filed out ' glum * and silent.
Jeff was dragged to hiscorner bleed
ing- from noseband a dozen cuts on
the face. He had a black, " closed -eye
and swollen features and he held his
head in his hands, , dazed ' and inco
herent.^ . . , - ; .
Johnson walked out of tho ring with
out a mark on hisbody except a slight
cuton his Up, which was the opening
of a wound received in training 1 .
Ring experts agree that it was not
even- a championship '; fight. 'Jeffries
had a, chance in the second Ground, per
haps,.Tmt after this; it was plain that
the undefeated one was .weakening and
outclassed in every point, and after the
eleventh round it was hopeless."
• It was the greatest demonstration
the ring has ever seen of = the failure
of a fighter to"come back"? after: years
of retirement. The youth- and science
of the black man made Jeffries ; look
like a green man. The; great' Jeffries
was like a log. The reviled Johnson
was like a black panther, beautiful In
his alertness and defensive tactics.
i . $?: - WITH 200 PERSONS
Merry Makers Thrown Into
Water and Girl Killed
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
. LASALLE. 111., July 'A.— One person, is '
known to have /been"' killed and 30 se-'
riously injured, two, of them probably,
fatally, when'a bridge collapsed' during'
a fourth of July celebration at Utica,
111., today.
There were 200 persons on the bridge,
and practically all of them were thrown
Into the .water. Rescuers are ; working
on the wreck- of the bridge, and it is
feared that other victims will be dis-i
covered In the water.
, The person killed: was Rose. Farmer,
aged 16/; of .Utica. Sher was i v internally
injured and: died. while on" the way to a
hospital. " * - - . •_\u25a0.*\u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0
„ .William Kelly of Utica, was; lnternally
injured and brought 1 to a" hospital in La
Salle. There is little; hope for ! his re
covery.; One other victim) ls; 'ail 2? year,
old* boy;\ whose* identity L is not: known. ? ?
Riots in Eastern and Southern
Cities Follow the News of
Johnson's Victory
From New York to Texas the
V Savage Spy-it : of Racial
Hatred Is ßampant
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
WASHINGTON, July 4.— The hundred
thousand j negroes of Washington are in
a frenzy of delight over Johnson's vic
tory. Several race riots 'occurred in
front of the P<jst T build!?ig , wh.en the
monster crowd received *he news "of the
knockout.-'. -,:.
The potice were -prepared for -th»
trouble and stopped the flights before
they could become serious.
\ The negro saloons were crowded with
coons filled with gin. - The authorities
of Washington are always apprehensive
of race troubles, 1 as .the city contains
the : largest negro population In ;the
United States.
Bloodfield. and Swampoodle, two ne
gro settlements, \ were so upro'arlous
that the police patrolled, in trios. One.
or two shooting affairs occurred during
the "evening and more trouble", is feared.*
Fierce Riots, in New York -;•'••'
NEW ..YORK, July 4.— Rioting be
tween blacks and-wti'ites broke out in
the seven different points in the city
tonight following the announcement of
the result of the Jeffries-Johnson fight.
One negro was dragged^ from a/street
car and badly beaten before rescued. •
A gang of white men in the Black
and. Tan belt-set .fire late tonight to a
negro tenement in the middle of the
west side.
The police and fire departments were
ordered- out. V \u25a0•
Trouble in Piittsburg
j PITTSBURGH July 4.-^-L>s's-than , half
an hour a/te^hl.'sidecjslon-of the-flght
was announced here : three riot calls
were sent into two police precincts in
the negro hill district. '
Streetcars 'were held up and; insult
ing epithets were hurled at the passen
The police beat the crowds back with
their clubs to permit the passage of the
cars. \ .". - ' . ' . .
Negroes Turbulent in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS. : July 4.— Rioting 'in - a
negro flection of St. Louis, Market street
and Jefferson avenue, followed quickly
upon the announcement that Jack John
son was the victor in the Reno prize
fight. •
The eighth district police responded
to a riot call, but .were powerless' to
cope with thevnegroes, 'who were block
ing traffic! and making threats.
A second call to the central district
brought out a score of policemen. The
I negroes were clubbed into submission
! and dispersed. : j
Attack on White Woman
FORT 'WORTH, r Tex., July 4. — Minor
disturbances between whites and blacks
broke out here following the '"announce
ment of Johnson's \victory over/Jeffries
this afternoon. The most serious attack
was made by,two negresses with' beer
bottles on a white woman. V
Negroes Beaten *
HOUSTON. Tex., July 4.—Disturb
ances broke out tonight on. the an
nouncement of . Johrison's ,'. victory at
Reno. - , " : : . :,V: ,V •- t . ;:.':
1 Three negroes were badly- hurt, by
white men inside ofan hour. - : f;
\u0084\ Police were called to quell , several
mlnbr; disturbances.
Conductor Is Shot ;
;;•• LITTLE ;-\u25a0; ROCK,- Ark., July 4.— Lee
Roberts, an Iron Mountain passenger
conductor, was shot "and wounded dur
ing: a^fight on his train between three
white men and. negroes today, immedi
ately following, the result of ; the Reno
fight. . \u25a0 ;. '•
'Two negroes are reported^killed by
white men, one by a Rock Island con
ductor 'coming . into this city, tonight
and the other in town.
Race War in, Georgia Town
: AUGUSTA, ;Ga.,y July 4.— Resulting in
the killing of : three, negroes, Uvaldis.'a
small; town of sduth ' Georgia, was the
scenes late • yesterday/ afternoon; of, -a
race 'riot s which may rresul t in further
fatalities. So far no whites have been
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Fights in Los Angeles '
; j LOS/ANGELES, July 4.— Riot calls
were numerous , in, this, James J. Jef
fries' home ( town, .between 4:30 o'clock
this afternoon- and? midnight ? ; toniglit
all of \u25a0\u25a0[ them due to what; occurred at
Reiio, today. ,;/ .;\u25a0\u25a0.; '/'\u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0 -. ",-\u25a0-\u25a0- -*VS~-
Flushed witliW small/ cash
several' - negroes ; sallied forth; filled
themselves) with liquor \u25a0, and looked^ f or
trouble. ,_ \u0084;-^, -\u0084.,'i .-,. -. ••, '\u0084 .. „ ',
Eight men; three white; and five col
ored, had" minor in juries attended V to^ at
the receiving hospital this \u25a0'afternoon
and ton lghtr. '»>-'"..
Negro CoiistableVShot .
kllfe'd :?arid [Vbne'V mortally"', wound cdi* to-
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Charles' E. Hughes
Gillett Secures Report of De«
tective Whor Investigated .
Charges Against Teacher
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
; SACRAMENTO, July 4.— That the
resignation of Dr. C. C. Van Llew, prin
cipal of the Chieo normal school, will
have to be forthcoming in a few days or
he will be called on the carpet before
a public meeting of the board of trus
tees "of the school ta answer to the
charge that he hugged Miss Ada CJark,
a former pupil of the normal -school, is
the information secured from a relia.ble
authority today.
Governor Gillett has become con
vinced, it is said, that there are suffi
cient 'gTOU nds^in "the complaint of mis
conduct on the part of Van Liew to
warrant Gillett in asking Van Liew to
step down and sav?e the humiliation of
a public -hearing-. Should he' refuse to
accept the suggestion the. hearing will
be called land- the . Clark charges, ;to-'
gether, with other reports, will be'in
vestigated in. public.
That former Governor George C. Par
dee knew of the alleged familiarities
of Van Liew with pupils at' the Chico
normal and failed to act or prefer
charges is the statement of Gillett him
self. He said that Trustee J. F. Camp
bell of ,' the normal board has declared
that former Governor- Pardee came to
him. (Campbell) one day concerning the
reports of alleged misbehavior on Van.
Liew's partand said: .
"Well, we wiir appoint him; he is a
good educator," • or words to that | et'
iect. \u25a0 \u25a0;'-•: - ; -' \u25a0^.\u25a0'-- - : " \u25a0'-.' '
The conductof Doctor Van. Liew was
carried to Pardee . in 1903 by a detec
tive ; who 'was hired to .investigate the
case,, says Gillett. This detective's re
port is' in the hands of Gillett and
bears out the reports circulated at that
time concerning Doctor. Van Liew's al
leged love affairs , with young women
pupils. ~ The contents' of this report,
said the governor, were known to As
sistant. Secretary Clyde L. . Seavey of
the state board- of examiners, who was
a state. officer Uinder Pardee. ~
200 Mile Race Is Won
By Three Seconds
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 4.—Daw
son, driving a Marmon 'car, snatched
the. victory from' Burman, with- a Mar
quette-Buick, .in' the ;-last five jmiles of
the annual 200 'mile race" for the Cobe
trophy at; the motor ; speedway, todya.
Burman, who had ;led nearly all 'the
long way, flashed over the; wire.: of ;the
electrical • tilning I machine : only f three
second behind the winner. A pause for
a' new tire at the one hundred and
ninety-fifth mile cost him the race. .
Ilarroun (Marmon) was a close third.
liOuis ,, Chevrolet (Marciuette-Buick),
who w0n ....-the.; Cobe event over ; the
Crown Point,: Ind., course last year,
finished fifth, behind Grant , (Alco),
fourth. \u25a0 -
jT.he American .speedway record I for
the distance and for cars of the 'class,
600' cubic inches pistom displacement,
wascut fr0m, 2 :63:48.31.t0 2:43:20.14.
'i VTh'e V race^ .was \ delayed 'because'..} the
track/ was greasy .:\u25a0; with. -oil and water
and Ueam ': managers would : not risk" the
lives : bf£ their oh (the; treacher-.
ous ; turns '.of ; the; back ccfurse until*'it
hadVbeen' swept:} ; ,!;,:•
; Arthurs: Chevrolet
took^tHe' lead'; at, the, crack of ; the start
er's "pistol "with/ Burman -second and
the field^strung;6;ut." \ At- ; 20 miles 'Chev
rolet ?: began T to s -have tire troubles: and
lost'' first;- place f. to r^ Burman. V'H?;'re
gaihed":thei:iead-"2o;niiles farther; on,
but!couldrnotfhold'it. . .
. 1 From -then on, through; many milesthe
Vac'eT was %a? merry 7 go-round;? for \u25a0Bur
man. : He ; did Jhot ? stopVohce^until \u25a0 the
one \u25a0 hundred and eightieth \u25a0:-. mile, when"
his front i: tire -.blew j-up.t;'/ He -imade i a
qulck'change" withoutMoslng- first place, T
but^ls?mlles;farther,JtheVnewT tire? gave
.wa y•; u in d er.lt he's tra ih* a n d jf. hadi* t o •'{ be
/replaced, : and »Daws6nJ : s ! who^ had been
steadily^ pressing- in; I darted to.' the lead
and'tb;thelflhalitriuihph7* \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0. ':\u25a0>\u25a0?\u25a0+ .;
Melville W. Fuller
Railway President Protests in
Vain Against Paying $1 0
to Policemen
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SANTA ROSA, July 4.— Patrick Cal
houn, president of the United Railroads
of San Francisco, was nabbed today for
speeding his automobile through Santa
Rosa faster than the law allows. It
cost Calhoun $10 to get away, and then
he objected most vociferously to the
penalty and vowed all sorts of venge
ance on the policeman who arrested
him. v; 3 '.-"\u25a0.
Calhoun had been north spending his
holiday with friends in his touring car.
He struck Santa Rosa homeward bound
about 5 o'clock -tonight. The road 'was
good and the streetcar magnate was in
a hurry. '
He Vlid not see Policemen I. N. Lind
ley and N. G. Yeager standing by with
stop watches, in their hands.
The Calhoun machine cut up a quan
tity of dust. Out of the dust came the
call of authority, Lindley stepped out
to stop Calhoun's car with as much
poise as if he were stopping one of
Calhoun's trolley cars. There was this
difference about it: when you stop one
of the Calhoun cars it costs 5 cents;
Policemen Teager and Lindley got $10
for stopping the motor car.
Calhoun objected most strenuously
. when he was halted. He assured the
.policemen that he was Patrick Calhoun
.and was not speeding.
\u25a0 The policemen did not question the
first assertion, but were positive that
he, had broken all knownspeeding laws
into little pieces.
"Ten dollars for bail or into jail you
go," said the relentless policemen.
Reluctantly Calhoun turned over $10^
"Let me have your numbers and
I'll see to your cases later," he de
claimed." The policemen gave him their
numbers and a # receipt for the 'slo.
Then Patrick Calhoun went on .his
way. .
Calhoun was not. the only speeder'
taken into the police net today. Ed
ward B. Bull, manager of the real es
tate 'agency which .Mayor Frank K.
Mott conducts in Oakland, who was
riding :in Mott's machine, was nabbed
and had to put up $10. With Bull
was the manager of Idora park, Oak
land. .. - \u0084 - •* '
Hungry Hundreds Eat
Reno Foodless
RENO, J July 4.— By 7 , o'clock , 'this
morning the- breakfast: problem here
assumed; a phase that' boded ill for
lunch - and dinner. Throughout 'the
night and the forenoon the special and
regular trains had added : their cargoes
to .'the thousands already on .the
ground and most of "them had gone
foodless for hours. : = . .. ,
As .each train arrived its passengers
made a dash for restaurant, lunch
stand of sandwich hawker and Reno's
food suppiy began to melt.
When; the lucky thousands who had
places to sleep-began to turn out by
sunrise they/found the homeless throng
had ben before them. ; .At every res
taurant and eating place' the ; doors
were .locked "and guards ;kept 'the wait
ing- ones in line, letting them in only
as a customer departed. 'At 7 the bacon
and ham supply was exhausted.
hour-later it was merely a*ques
tion*of taking -what the red. eyes and
worn waiters placed before one. 1 Table
linen .had disappeared f and ,dish wash
ing/was a, pretense.
• Reno /has . done-;its best; but with
its 'population of ' 12.000 more than
doubled ?;ln : l 24 :hours. -.with traffic con
ditional ••; abnormal 5 and ; a \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ready { spend
ing^crowdrUhe.; housing .'and "feeding
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r^One'.thing >thati even: the sorest and
the -?- hungriest \ will - remember ;to the
credit v of .; the i' little r.city.r however,, is
that ? with ..it :\u25a0 all -^ food v prices have v not
been f appreciably "raised."-
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lnumykwpera lure 60, minimum 52.
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New York Governor Slated for
Place ; Before Vacancy in
Supreme Court
Appointment May P(ecessitate
Special Session of Senate
•for Confirmation
BAR HARBOR, Maine, /u/p 4.
Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller of
the United Stales supreme court died
of heart failure at his summer home
in Sorrento at 6 o'clock this morning.
[Special Dispatch to The Call}
Charles E. Hughes, governor
of New York, will succeed
Melville W.- Fuller as chief justice of
the United States supreme court.
This statement is -ma.de in such an
unqualified way because it is based
upon information given by the presi
dent himself. Within the last 10 days
Taft, discussing the report, which
came from Oyster Bay that Colonel
Roosevelt intended to ask Governor
Hughes to withdraw his acceptance
of an associate justiceship of the t
supreme court in order to run for gov
ernor again, expressed the positive
conviction that Hughes would not
yield to the former president's appeal
if it were made.
Choice Made Months Ago
The president doubted the authen
ticity of the report, however, and his
own judgment in this respect has
since been vindicated, inasmuch as
Roosevelt himself declared there was
no foundation for it, and that he never
intended to urge the^ governor to be a
candidate for re-election.-
Taft based his, confident assertion as
to Hughes' attltudflrfit this matter upon
knowledge he had gained In a conver
sation with the governor at Albany
a few months ago. It was on that oc
casion that the president gave the gov
ernor to 'understand that" it was his
purpose to make him chief justice if
the opportunity to do so presented it
self during his administration.
Chance Earlier Than Expected
The cliance has come much sooner
than the president or anybody else had
reason to expect, and therefore even
before Hughes is sworn in as an asso
ciate justice he is destined to become
the presiding officer of the highest fed
eral tribunal.
Even If the governor had already
taken his seat on the bench as an as
sociate justice, the president would not
have hesitated to elevate him to ths
position of chief. Justice* afterward* al
though it has not been customary for
a justice thus to be* promoted over his
associates. At the time the president
had his talk with the governor at Al
bany, Hughes had not yet been offered a
place on the supreme court.
Appointment No Surprise
A vacancy did not exist, although
soon afterward Associate Justice David
J.* Brewer suddenly expired, and when
the tender of the vacancy thus created
was made to Hughes it did not come
as a surprise -to him. But, besides
informing the 'governor that it was
his purpose to offer him a seat on ih«
bench whenever a vacancy (Occurred.^
the president frankly told him that if
the opportunity came he would ele
vate him to the chief justiceship.
It was a personal conversation. In
which, the president told the writer of
his plans with respect to Governor
Hughes. That Is to say, the Informa
tion was not for publication at the
time, but with the death of Chief Jus
tice Fuller the restriction Is removed.
Senate's Approval iNeeded
The president will make a formal
announcement in due time. Unless the
president should call an extra session
of the senate in order to have ihls ex
pected nomination of Hughes as chief
justice and also the nomination of -an
associate Justice ' confirmed before th»
supreme court meets in, October Hughes
will serve* as associate justice until
congress meets. ln regular session next
December. .:• US
-- During the interval Associate Justice
Jonn-'jl. Harlan will be acting \ cbial

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