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COMMERCIAL ||| Ij|l \* THEATRICAL gll ■ Ifif X REAL ESTA" §1 Iff II R 1 SPORTING # H i SOCIETY * 1 Lr 1 3 V MARINE : VOLUME CX.—NO. 64. CON BOY CASE IN HANDS OF JURY THROUGH NIGHT Failure to Arrive at Verdict Dur* ing Evening May Mean Disagreement Former Police Captain Sleeps Under Guard of Deplity Sheriff Noise Outside of Courtroom Necessitates Repetition of Instructions History of the Case From Time of Killing . [i ; -\ . July 23, 1909.—Police Captain Conboy shoot* Bernard Lagan. * July 23, —Conboy. is , dis missed from the police depart ment for being Intoxicated on the nlzbt of the shooting. *' ( * ■«, October 6, 1909.—Lasan * die* from wound. October 14, 1909. — Coroner's jury charges Conboy tvlth, mur- • der. » o Xovember 27, 1909.-—Conboy I* „ held to answer by Police Judge Weller. *» ° February 17, 1910.— trial results In dlsagreenrent of the Jury. . " ... r ;. ■ - - ° April 2, 1910^—Second trial re ■ults in Conboy's eonvletfon for manslaughter. s April G-, ,1910.— Conboy. is sen tenced to seven years In prison. • December 21, 19Appellate court, orders . a new trial on ground of error. » THE jury 'in the trial of former Police Captain Michael Joseph COHbc chained with the lcilling: of Bernard ga,n, failed to reach a verdict last night after nearly two hours of 'deliberation. shortly be fore 11 o'clock was sent to the Palace hotel for the night. • Before ordering the jury locked up Judge Trabucco,sent a.n inquiry as to whether there was a possibility for an agreement to be reached within a short time and received a negative ; answer. The nature of the reply indicated an - almost even break among the jurors and hinted strongly at a deadlock which will result finally in a disagreement. Jury Retires for Night fV The case was given to the jury at ,8:50 o'clock in the evening and it was 1 hour and 45 minutes later that word j was sent to the court that there was no possibility of a verdict at.that time. The jury will be taken back to court and the deliberation will be resumed . ■ ■ - - - - v - - early this morning. Conboy was ordered into custody at the time the case went to the jury, @ and after the adjournment was * taken to a downtown hotel, where he spent tbt> night guarded by a deputy sheriff. It was a well instructed jury ' that finally left the courtroom to begin the consideration of the evidence, for the entire list of instructions, necessitating more than ?>n hour for a single reading, was gone over twice before the case was submitted. The argument was fin ished at 4:30 o'clock and the first read-" Juror's Complaint ; ing of instructions began at once. "'-•*■ Tt was at the conclusion of this r.oad-r Jng that Juror Hi ran? Cook informed the -court that he had not understood a word of the instructions. The trial has been . held in Judge Dunne's courtroom in the second story of the building at McAllis • ter and Hyde streets and at times" the noise from travel over the cobble pave ; ments outside has drowned out all pro ceedings in the courtroom. Judge-Tra •.bucco was forced several times" to sus pend the reading because of the; noise and twice had to repeat portions of: the Instructions. It was this, Cook ex plained, which had confused'him so that he had been unah!e<*o follow the read- Ing. ; Judge Trabucco was. just preparing to administer the oath to the deputies in charge of the jury and it was expect ed that the case would be in the jury's hands inside of five minutes when Cook arose from his seat in the jurybox and asked the court's attention. Juror Pleads Confusion ■"■' "Your honor," he began, "I'm willing and ready to confess that I for one haven't understood a word. If those are worth anything at air you'll 'have to read them over to«me again, or give me a copy, for I haven't the least idea what they are air about. I couldn't un derstand anything with all the noise and confusion that has been going on, and I'm all muddled up about them. Can't we have these somewhere outside of this noisy, crowded courtroom?" There was a storm of protest from several of the other' jurors, but Judge *Trabucco announced that he could ,do nothing except give the instructions in full a second time. It was first pro posed to adjourn court to Judge Ca baniss' courtroom in Ihe J rear of the building and proceed at once with the Continued on Page 2, Column 5 THE San Francisco CALL Rugby Football At Stanford Is This Year's Plan [Special Dispatch to The Call] STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Aug. 2.—First class in Rugby football, please rise, and let California look well to its laurels. Rugby is to be taught at Stan ford, and a credit of one unit toward graduation will be given for the course. By this means the eariSinal hopes to develop a team that will trail the blue and gold in the dust. Captain Kenny Dole of last year's team has been appointed instructor. The abolition of the freshman intercollegiate game had made the outlook discourag ing:, as the varsity t»am had been in a great measure recruited from the men who excelled in their first year of play. But the decision of the faculty to make a regular course of Rugby has brightened the situation. With th> gymnasium squad and the football students to choose from, it is expected that Captain Dole will be able to develop a team that will make the pigskin squad from Berkeley hustle. There is joy on the campus and a large registration in the new oourse is looked for. ALAMEDA WILL CONDUCT REGULAR RETAIL STORE City to Sell Electrical Equipments in Order to Dispose of All Its Available Power and Light ALAMF.DA. Aug. 2.—The city of Ala rneda has decided to go into the elec trical fixtures sypply business on a large retail scale, to increase the de =mand for power from the municipal electric piant. A general supply store is to be opened in Park street and to be conducted under the charge of J. B. Kahn, superintendent of the municipal plant. ..The city will own and handle the business of*supplying consumers with all kinds eof electrical apparatus and equipment. c Orders have been issued by the elec tricity commission to install a stock TAFT LIKENED UNTO JOB BY DEMOCRAT APOLOGIST WASHINGTON. Aug. 2.-Declaring that he desired to defend President Taft because the latter "had no one in, his own party to say a word in his behalf," Representative Burnett of Alabama, democrat, said in the house today that "the only trouble with the president is, being honest himself, he Is too credu lous." "'No honest man, as I believe Mr. Taft is," said Burnett, "ever had such MEXICAN RURALES FIGHT LIBERALS Federals Kill Seven Opponents and Capture Three, but One Is Slain JUAREZ. Mex., Aug. 2.—Another batMe > was fought at the Carrizo ranch Monday afternoon between a detach ment of 20 rurales. under' Castenado and Alvarez; and a band of 70 liberals under J. M. Range!. ■ .'."- -* The fight lasted o two hours. Seven liberals were killed and three captured: Rangel .was badly wounded but;escaped with the remainder of his band. The I rurales lost one killed and 1 three ! wounded. The rurales arrived in this I city this morning: with their prisoners, all of whom were wounded. Th» revolt of former insurrectos agrainst an attempt to drop them from the customs service, which yesterday took the form of an armed demonstra tion in which former federal employes were driven away and former federal officials forced to resign, ended suc cessfully today when word was re ceived from Mexico City that the 79 insurrectos would be retained in the service. Their appointments will be made formally in** a few days. Protection for Americans WASHINGTON, Ausr. 2.— Tlip Mexican government has promised the United States that vigorous and prompt meas ures will he adopted to protect Ameri can life and property in the serious mining strike situation in El Oro, Mexico. Interior Secretary Resigns MEXiro CITY, Aug:. 2. —EmiHo Vas quez Gomez, secretary of the interior, resigned today upon request of Presi dent de la Barra. The portfolio has been offered to Alberto Garcia Grana dosa, governor of the federal district, and it is believed he will accept. ' MRS. HARRIMAN GOING TO WYOMING ESTATE Will Spend Late Summer Near Yellowstone Park LA RAMIE, Wyo., Aug. 2.—Mrs. E. H. Harriman and daughter and a party of friends will spend the summer at Island Park, Wyo., 30 miles from "Yellowstone National park, arriving there August 8 from San Francisco. Sam Lawson of this city has gone to Island Park to prepare the Harriman summer home and to act as guide for the party dur ing their stay in the mountains. SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1911. CRY IS SENT UP FOR U. S. ARMY TO FIGHT FIRES Situation in San Bernardino Mountains Causes Appeals to Washington Between 50 and 75 Square Miles of Forest Reserve Water* shed Burned SAN BERNARDINO, Aug. 2.—An ap peal for troops to combat the raging forest fire on the mountains north of this city was sent to the war depart ment today. Between 50 anJ 75 square miles of forest have already been de stroyed on the watershed of the Pan Bernardino forest reserve. Following the admission today by Forest Super visor Charlton that he was unable to cope with the situation, every civic body in this section kept the wires to Continued on Page 2, Column 4 of modern fixtures. A demonstrator will explain the best methods of utiliz ing- electrical current about the home and in the shop. For several years the city has sold at cost the incandescent lamps for lighting purposes. It is now decided to expand to increase the sale of power and light. The plant is large enough to meet an increased demand, especially in the daytime. As soon as fund;? can he made available it is intended to install an other generator to meet the call for current in the night time. mournful comforters since the days of Job. I have no doubt that his daily prayer is that Wickersham and Hitch cock will do as Ballinger did." Burnett said Secretary of Agriculture Wilson was another honest man to fall a victim to bad advisers, and that con sequently the downfall of I>octor Wiley, "who has so often stood between mur derers and the people," had almost been accomplished. REVOLUTION DRIVES SIMON FROM HAITI President of Republic Boards Steamer After Agreeing to Resign During Truce [Special Cable to The Call] PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 2.— Without the protection of foreign flags, hut accompanied hy a detachment from the army etill faithful to him, com manded by General Monplaisier, the minister of war. President Simon em barked this afternoon on the steamer 17 Pecemhre with lime. Simon, their children and many of the president's followers. They will transship to the Atlas line steamer Ailemania as soon as it arrives. The revolutionists have cut the mains and shut off the city's water supply. Followers of General Firmin, one of the revolutionary > leaders, oc cupy all the important positions in the capital. A committee of safety has been or ganized to maintain order. The popu lation is greatly excited. Chief of Po lice Saint L.o, with an escort of police, attempted to board a steamer at the wharf when the party was attacked by a mob. Five soldiers were killed and six others wounded in the fighting on the water front. The firing continues. Saint Lo and his escort managed to embark. The foreign diplomats, who visited the revolutionary camps yesterday for the purpose of arranging a truce, re turned last night, having been at least partly successful in their mission. When the ministers decided that President Simon's cause was hopeless and that if he continued to defy the enemy the occupation of the capital was almost certain to be followed by lawlessness and pillage, in which for eign interests might suffer, they urged Simon to resign. This he said he would do if a truce of three days, in which the security of the city could be ar ranged, was agreed. ' Those who visited Creix dcs Bou quets had little trouble. The rebel commander. General Ducaste, was dis posed to be reasonable and accepted the plan for a three days' truce. The American cruiser Dcs Moines is in the harbor and the Chester is ex pected hourly from Cape Haitien. The British cruiser Melpumene arrived yes terday and the German cruiser Bremen is due today. GIRL WIFE KILLS WHEN LOVE DIES Annie Langley Slays Husband for Taunts Mrs. Annie-G. Langley, the 19 year old girl tvifc, who shot and killed her husband. James LangleX). MRS. NAT IV, RETIRED, TO STOP GOODWIN'S BOOK Edna Goodrich, Appalled by Chapter on Maxine Elliott, Intends to Get Injunction. NEW YORK, Aug. 2.--Herman X Roth, lawyer, says that Mrs. Nat Good win No. 4, who has resumed the name of Edna Goodrirh. is not pleased with the nature of one chapter of her former Jiu6band"s book. This portion relates to Mrs. Goodwin No. 3. who has resumed the name of Maxine Elliott. "If he wrote that about HER," solilo SMALL SONS OF ARMY MAN CAPTURED IN FORAGE DETAIL The Mother Goose rhyme of "Tom, Tom, the piper's son, stole a pig:," etc., was duplicated at the Presidio Tuesday night when two small boys*, sons of army officers, endeavored to make away with four young pigs of Captain Mur phy's hog ranch. The mess sergeant of the Sixtieth company, coast artillery, which is Cap tain Murphy's command, noticed sev eral days ago that a number of the sucklings were missing from their pens. A search of the surrounding NAVY YARD LUMBER SCANDAL DWINDLES TO A SPLINTER WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.—Alarmed hy recent reports of extensive frauds in the storehouse of the Mare Island navy yard. Acting Secretary of the Nary Wlnthrop ordered a rigid investigation, with the result that a voluminous re quizfd No. 4, "what has he written about MB?" So she decided to head off further revelations of the actor's domestic life. Roth will petition the United States circuit rourt to enjoin Goodwin from p\ihiishing his book. Roth says Maxine Elliott may join in the petition. country was made, but they were not located. It was then decided that some one was stealing the profits of the fa mous Sixtieth company's hog ranch. Early Tuesday night a deep hole was dug near the pens and a thin frame work made of slats covered with loose leaves spread over it. About midnight a terrific squealing was heard that waked up the entire company. The sentry on duty ran over to the pens and discovered two small boys in the bottom of the pit with a g>unny sack full of young pigs. port received today proves conclusively that six j?ood pine boards were loaned by a storehouse attache without au thority to some one not Connected with the navy. The boards have been re turned. There will be no court mar tial. E always beat me and ab«sed me, and today he was leaving me §—i He always wanted me to go into the places where I could gel JL -i. more money. My heart was breaking, r couldn't do that. I'd die first. And then today he told me that he hadn't as much respect for me as those women over there near Pacific street. I couldn't stand that—l couldn't, I couldn't, T couldn't. So I shot him." Annie Gaffney Langley, only a child, and yet, by virtue of her cool determination and her unerring aim, a widow, sat by the booking desk in the city prison yesterday afternoon and Sobbed out the story of her life tragedy to the newspapermen and the detectives. On a slab in the morgue lay the body of her inhuman husband, whose miserable existence she had ended but an hour before outside a saloon at Eighteenth and Mission streets when her struggle to reclaim him had ended and her heart strings had snapped. PATHOS OF STORY AFFECTS POLICEMEN On the big book in the city prison is written: "ANNIE GAFFNEY LANGLEY; charge, murder." Never was the cold severity of the law so mocked as yesterday when the sweet simplicity of the heart sick girl prisoner wiped the sting of horror from the most terrible of all offenses against the statutes. As she sat there telling her remarkable story of suffering and destroyed hopes, the sympathy of the dozen men who heard her went out to her. The prison matron turned and went to her room. Police Commissioner Joseph Sullivan slipped a gold piece into the weeping girl's hand with which to buy food from the little restaurant around the corner, walked over to the window and hid his face in his handkerchief. Even the policemen, hardened as they are to woe and anguish, were deeply affected. It's a long story of heart aches and anguish that the slight little girl tells, and the moral to it lies out in the morgue. HEARTACHES FOLLOW RUNAWAY MATCH Fifteen months ago, when Annie Gaffney was just 18, she was married to James Langley, an oiler in the engine room of the San Francisco Gas and Electric company. Of all the young men who called on girls out in the Potrero where the Gaffneys lived, Langley was known for bis pleasant ways and the neatness of his dress. Annie Gaffney had known him since she was 14 years old, and she always admired him. Others sought him, but he pledged his devotion to the pr«tty faced little girl who had been the first incentive for his visits to the district, and she believed him. His attentions were so constant that a love was engendered in the child's heart. Even when she was a youngster in short dresses and long before she went out into the workaday world to earn her living, Langley had asked her to marry him. Timidly she refused, but the friendship grew, and a year ago last April, against the advice of the girl's chums and contrary tc the wishes of her parents, she ran away one fine morning and became Mrs. Langley. "HE TRIED TO DRAG ME DOWN" "Almost from that very morning my misery began," she said yesterday. TE THE WEATHER YESTERDMY—Highest temperature, 58; if&ttmest'Zivesda}) night, 52. <H*lQß£e7tST FOR TODAY—Fair, with "***'' fog in the morning at and night; light south rvind, changing to brisk west. PRICE FIVE CENTa BARB WORDS CUTSTRINGS OFBEART Bride of Runaway Match Shoots Man She Failed to Redeem From Depths HER PITIFUL STORY STIRS MEN HARDENED TO CRIME Fifteen Months of Married Life a Recital of Beatings and Abuse James Langley's Cruel Torture of 19 Year Old Bride Results in His Tragic Death Men Weep as Woman Bares Spouse's infamy A woman, 19 years old, shot and filled her husband yester day afternoon. At the city prison men wept as she told the pitiful story that led up to her crime. Policemen, newspaper men, teachers and even judges vied with one an other in their words of comfort and offers of assistance to this child. There was only pity and compassion for her, and only ex coriation and loathing for the man who lay on the morgue slab. For he had beaten and abused her during their 15 months of married life. He had refused to Work and had compelled her to support herself.. By cruel Word and infamous deed he had made a wreck of her life. Finally, he told her that she Was no better than the painted women of the night life and had done his utmost to compel her to join them. Then she killed him.