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COMMERCIAL Rl I AIL THEATRICAL 111 ■ |f|| X REAL ESTATE 111 if V « SPORTING El ■ V | SOCIETY II -I I LJ MARINE ■■■■■- W VOLUME CX.—NO. 65. PEACE PACT SIGNED BY NATIONS Great Britain and France Both Enter Agreements With United States HENCEFORTH ALL QUESTIONS WILL BE DULY ARBITRATED Step Is Hailed by Diplomats as a Forerunner of the Abolition of War DOCUMENTS TO BE RUSHED TO SENATE FOR APPROVAL WASHINGTON, Aug. 3.—Presi dent Taft will send to the senate tomorrow the general arbitration treaties between the United States and Great Britain and the United State's and France, signed for this government and for Great Britain here today and signed in Paris for the government of France. The brief massages of transmittaf ,to the senate were written and signed by the president today, antl tojnorrow it will lie with the United States to ratify what has been termed tiie greatest step toward the abolition of war that t*:e world has thus far taken. Already there have been mutterings from fhe senate over these treaties. Present Taft is noncommittal, but was anxious to frtit tJiem before that body before the adjournment of the special sesSi^i. The ceremony of sigslng the treaties took place in the president's library in the White House. Numerous treaties, includigg that between Spain and the" United States, have Been signed in that room and the messages of presidents aoo? many ftn portant state dociOnerfts were written within its walls. Little formality .attached to the«,cere mony. Secretary Koox. British Ambas. j^ sador Bryc«, Counselor Chandler An derson of fiie state^departmerit, Osmond ey, second,, secretary of the British embassy; the Vicomte Sairrt Phalle o,f French tmbassy, tw/j members of cabinet, a srcore of newspaper men d th-ree photogigiphers wer£ present. "The treaty with Great Britain was signed at 3:10 this afternoon. Secretary Knojf and Ambassador ■c signal duplicates at IJie sajne ; lent. while the photographers clicked their cameras in acco'mpaoi men«- to the scratching : pens. The French treaty was,- signjed by Knox one minute later." „ ° *. Taft Signs Messages T+ie treaties out of°th=e way, Presi dent "?aft took his place- at the desk. Before hrhv weite r laid two messages to the senate. Ke^ffßted his name and then, so far as the executive, end of the government is concerned^ the mat ter was cdnclucfed/ The presidenfs ifbrary had been Cleared for the -occasfon. /Jnh* a flat top itaahoganV dfcfsk was left standing 1 in one corner °ju^t unJec a>° window that looks out over the^ White House grounds aed the Potomac river. On the desk .were the Jreaftiep, the m^f sage to the senate, ah inkwell with a golden eagie^wifn outstretched wings on an onyx base, two pens and a vase >ed -with goldenrod, ;the_ nationaF flower =*if the United Staftea. A few >minutes after 3 o'clock Sec retary Knox took his se%t,. on one side of the ,desk ; , and° Ambassador Bryce *oun<T his place" jusfc opposite. Presi- dent Taft. Ovey, Secretary Nagei. Sec retary of Agriculture Wilson, Secre tary "&> the Pre^sideut CHilles, Major Butt, the president's 0 °aid, and Conn- 0 selor Anderson st#od in a °grpup at one side. Knox looked ,at the photog* raphers, took up a pen and o waited. "All right," the camera battery said. Clicking of Cameras Tng secretary and the ambassador, j>ens filled with ink. set to work on the instant. Simultaneously there 5 was a great clicking of camera shutters. Bryce left the desk after signing and* Knox remained alone. The French' treaty was passed to him and as Vl comte Phalle looked on. he once more ■wrote his name in a tfold hand. "I think you ought to have that pen"; Mr. President," Knox said ag he fin ished. "No, you had better k«»ep o it, Mr. Secretary," the president said. Knox carried that pen away and tbe one used by Bryce was taken by a White House attache. ° Ten minutes after the ceremony, Bryce was •walking down the capital streets through the rain and the presi dent and Secretary Knox were planning to play golf tog-ether at Chevy Chase. The ambassador left this evening for his summer home at Seal Harbor. Signed in Paris - PARIS, Aug. 3.—American initative in unrestricted arbitration was created today by the signing of a treaty of permanent peace, by the terms of which France and the United States agree to submit to a nputral court all differ- Continued >. on: Page 2, Column & THE San Francisco CALL Mrs .E. A. Keithley Star of the Kirmess Who Lost Her Voice SOCIETY WOMEN RESCUE PLAYLET Mrs. Helen Hecker in Leading Role, Mrs. E. H. Sawyer in Mannish Costume [Special Dispatch to The Call] SAXTA BARBARA, Aug. But for the generosity arid good nature of two beautiful and wealthy Montecito women, the production of the society vehicle, the kirmess, at the Potter thea ter tonight possibly would have^bejen postponed. They came to Hie rescue ofo the gorgeous playlet when it was dis covered that Mrs. Edgar A. Keithley, a I woman of San Francisco, whp ; had been rehearsing for several weeks j the leading roie of Carmencita, had lost the power of her vocal cbrdS. « „ ° /Mrs. Keithley.'so misfortune was dis ci covered at th% final rehearsal last night. Despite all she could do it was impos sible for her °to sing or even to t talk clearly, and the managers of the show were placed in a predicament* 24 hours before the performance wijth no lead ing woman. o o • Mrs. Hecker to Rescue The sitnation was saved by Mrs. Hejen Hecker, the kirmess propioters learning that she h^d sung Carmen many times and would do so t«n4ght under one proviso—that her friend. Mrs., E. H. Sawyer, s social favoi»ite of Mo,n tecilo, take, the role of Don Jose. To make this possible ,it was o necessary to persuade D. JX Phillips, who had re hearsed the part; °to giv« it up, which he did,, an,d all "of this morning and afternoon was devoted by the chaj-m-° me Montecito_ women in practicing their parts. : ■ °° „ W,hile o "it was conceded fhat Mrs. Keithlev made one 3 of the mosf °aorept ,able sinjgers and dancers for the Car men part that the kirmess ever ob tained, her v/vice being most remark able and°°her dancing as suj?erb, it was discovered tofiight that. she °had a clever rival in Mrs. Hecker. Mrs. Heqker chas won praise in the social &world as a songstress, and her poise on the stage was splendid. In Mannish Costume -When Mrs. »E. H. Sawyer appeared in her mannish costume for her man nish role, surprise was evidenced throughout the audience, and it is said ,even her husband c did not know she was going to take the part. Though she had only a few "hours for rehearsal Mr?. Sawyer played her part in most approved fashion, and made quite a hit in her Spanish costume. • Both women, were greeted with ap plause, for their appearance was so uaexpected and they pecformed with the grace"of "seasoned stage girls, and this after a few hours in which to get "ready. High Jinks at Potter Mrs. He<?ker haS bejen a°mbitious for some time to get on the stage, and to night demonstrated her talent, while Mrs. Sa\vyer»has often appeared in local productions. <> Following the perfor mance at the opera house, where every se§.t was occupied, nearly all of the adults of the kirmess and scores of others went to th«> Potter hotel ball room, where they enjoyed several hours of gayety. The kit-mess folks were still attired in stSge costume and everything .was informal. "Merry Widow" music was playefl for 'the dancing, and the affair was a most approved style of high jinks. AVIATOR KEARNEY BADLY HURT IN 500 FOOT FALL Machine Turns Turtle Just Be fore It Strikes // ./ ST.: IX)UIS, Aug. 3.—Aviator Horace W. Kearney," of fXetv York, while mak ing a descent:from a height of 500 feet, fell with his biplane here this evening and was dangerously injured. ; The* ma chine turned turtle Just before it struck and landed on top of the aviator. He was taken) out unconscious and has Blncfl remained so. SAX FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1911. POWER HOUSES ARE IN PATH OF MOUNTAIN FIRE Water Plants Threatened When San Bernardino Flames Renew Rush Apparent Victory for Rangers Turned Into Defeat by Fresh Breezes SAN BERNARDINO, Aug. 3.—After apparently having the mountain fires under control today, victory for the men who for ten days have been bat tling- with the flames in the San Ber nardino watershed was turned into seeming defeat ° later this afternoon when the flames, fanned by fresh breezes, began tearing through Little Creek canyon, menacing the pnwe; houses and water plants in that section , Forester Long, in charge of the men at the Little Creek end of 0 the fire, be lieved he had the fire well under con trol when without his knowledge the men at the Guernsey mill withdrew and the flames started afresh. • It was then too late for Long to stop the onrush and he at onpe remarshaled his forces and says he believes he will be the master by morning. Aside fr©m the I-ittle Creek end of Continued on Page 2, Column =7- Mrs. James Gafiney (at left) greeting her daughter, Anna Gdffne}) Langley, n>ith a I?tss on her arrival in the home that had sheltered her in youth. LIEUTENANT HILLS HIMSELF IN HOTEL C. E. Brillhart Dies, Leaving Sealed Letter to Bride of Eight Months NEW YORK, Aug. ?<■ —Lieutenant 3 Charles' K. Brillhart of the United States navy was found d,ead from a bullet wound in his room at the Hotel Astor late' today. There was no circumstance to con tradict the coroners opinion that the case was one of suicide. In one of his hands, which were crossed over his body, as it lay in a chair, he clutched a 22 caliber revolver, "with all but one of the six chambers loaded. The bullet from the empty chamber had struck his right temple, made its way through his head, and was found on the floor be hind him. To Mrs. Charles E. Brillhart, who Is said to be hia bride of but eight months, the naval lieutenant had sealed, ad dressed and stamped a letter which the coroner forwarded to her without open ing, at the "Cairo, Sixteenth and Q streets, tt. W-, Washington, D. C." Lieutenant Brillhart arrived at the Astor shortly before noon Tuesday, without baggage. No special attention was paid to the guest and nothing was heard of him until a maid complained that she could not get into his room. Entrance was forced and the body was found as described. Identification was made from a check book, showing a balance of $202 on a Washington bank, cards and a signet ring. No one at the hotel could be found who heard the shot, but it was the coroner's opinion that the lieutenant had been dead 12 hours. He was ap parently between 35 and 40 years of age. PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS IN TORONTO ON FIRE TORONTO. Aug. 4, 2:15 a. m.—The parliament buildings here are oa fire. ANNA LANGLEY GOES FREE Man's Law Swept Aside for Higher One SNAPSHOTS OF EVENTS IN THE LANGLEY CASE Grand jurors and city officials who sympathized with the young woman. The persons (from left to right) in the picture are: Standing — Police Commissioner Joseph Sullivan, E. W. Brown, Attorney Rose, M. Stern, Chief of Police White, John Holland, H. L. Morrison and Henry Appel. Seated — Foreman C. S. Frantz of the grand jury, Anna Caffney Langley and Alphonse Hirsch. ° o CAPTAIN NEWHALL, SOCIETY MAN, LATEST WHITE HOPE San Francisco Clubman Knocks Manager of Theater Down Who Tried to Eject Him rSf>eeifl/ DLoatch to The Calli SANTA BARBARA, Aug. 3.—Because his identity was not known, Capt. Wil liam Mayo Newhall, prominent San Francisco clubman, who tonight as sumed the role of the mikado in the kirmess, was forced to whip a man last night in protecting himself. The incident took place behind the curtain of the Potter theater. Captain New hall, who is 65 years old, showed him self to be capable of handling a man under 25, his adversary being H. "Callis, manager of the Potter, and one of the youngest men in the state to hold such a position. KOWALSKY PAINTINGS ARE ORDERED SOLD AT LAST The Russian art collection, consist ing of 400 paintings valued in the neigh borhood of $100,000, consigned to Col onel Henry I. Kowalsky, which has hfpn held up by the customs officials, is to be sold at public auction to pay the duty. This is the final decision of Collector of the Port Stratton after having postponed the sale on several occasions in order to give private par ties an opportunity to accumulate funds to bid a more respectable sum than could be obtained at a public auc MENU OF HUNGARIAN DIET: FIST FIGHT, HOT, DUEL BRED BUDAPEST. Hungary, Aug. 3.—A lively fl«t fight, to be followed by a duel with sabres, enlivened today's proceedings In the lower chamber. An interruption of a debate started a row and Herr Pozigay, a Koasuth partisan, wade a dive for Uerr Pal of the jjov Eye witnesses say the captain was leisurely strolling toward the foot lights for the final rehearsal when Cal lis rushed up and informed him that he was not allowed there. The cap tain shrugged his shoulders and kept on, having no idea that Callis was acting in an official capacity. Callis showed his authority by seizing the captain by the shoulder to jerk "him backward, whereupon the society man and king of finance hit a blow that sent Callis reeling to the floor. Onlookers rushed over and picked Callis up and that ended the incident. tion. The last one to obtain a contin uance of the sale froni Stratton was A. C, Gruenwald, a wealthy. New Yorker, who made stanch promises tjiat he would give bonds in a short time that he would buy the collection in a few months. It is two months since Stratton has heard from Gruenwald and as no bonds have been forthcoming to protect the government in postponing the sale, Stratton yesterday determined to wait no longer and gave orders .for the preparation of an advertisement of the auction to be placed in the papers. ermnent side. The latter met Fozigay half way, dealing him a staggering blow*between the eyes. Confusion fol lowed and the president was obliged to suspend the session. Subsequently a duel to take place later in the day was arranged. : YESTERDA V -W&es(smper<iGn£%B; lowest Wedries^daQnighU 5P^ ■■ O^A '"■ :■:■ i FORECAST Fgi§^&^Y^^^tm I , fog in the morning nignt^}iitht*d£tfk "wind changing to rnoaerbtk: west. >^'+ «-♦— ■ 1 //""|~F°any one calls to see me tonight, Mr. GaskelP, won*t you please tell j them that I've gene home to my mamma." o, * Ben Gajskell, dobr, keeper ,at the city prison for many°a long year. took the little 'white hand thSt was offered him, turned half way on his heel, nodded his head, gulped down a lump and twisted the massive key in the heavy lo°ck. Anna Gaffne/ Langley walked beyond° o the c great iron j barred .entrance, stepped into the° tag limousine 0 that Police" Commissioner Sullivan and Chief of Police White had provided "for hej, and in a moment whisked away through the drizzle of fog, down "gloomy old Annie lane and on her way to her overjoyed family out i°n the Potrero. o ? GIRL'S ALL NIGHT PRAYER A ftSWERED Darkness had fallen on a day that for Anna Langley had brought back j all the 10,000 terrible lives she had lived with the brutal husband she shot | down at Eighteenth and Mission streets Wednesday afternoon. She had been in the police court before the gaping crowd in the morning^ °she had heard the sordid story of the shobtijig as it was told by witnesses before the coroner's jury, she had testified herself at°the inquest and had cold the story 4JI over again to the grand jury. And then had come what she had prayed all night for in tbe prison dormitory—permission to go back to, her mother. The jury that sat at o the inquest returned a verdict that the girl had killed her husband while otemTporarily insane as a result^ of Jits habitual intemperance and his unspeakable cruelty. JAIL DOOR SWINGS OPEN TO FREEDOM The. grand jury listened for an hour to facts in the °case. Wept through the recjtal of the girls °story and then promptly exonerated her" and recom- I mended to the police magistrate o that she.be released on her own recognizance forthwith,, Then the grand jurors fhat had heard her, called to see her in tne prison and brought flowers to cheer her. Police Judge Deasy, in whose court the case had been set for the formal preliminary hearing, could not be found, conveniently yes°terday evening, so Judge Wel.ler was asked to fct. He set Arina Langley's bail at $100, the $100,? was offered in a jiffy and th°e jail door San Francisco let Anna Langley know yesterday tha£ her story of suffer ting is believed. A world of sympathy went out-from every quarter lo the frail girl who had borne more than her share for more than a year, and had ended the misery of it°all in a spasm of grfef and despair. MOTHER WAITS FOR LITTLE WIDOW The lights were burning in the stores and the homes out in the Potrero when the heart sore little widow "was driven up in the machine to the street I that leads to her home. Thfe news of her freedonb had reached there over the telephone ahead of her. Her mother, surrounded by happy, tearful neighbors. stoo£ on the curb at Twentieth and° Kentucky streets in a little group, all straining their eyes down the long car line toward the ciy where he prison stands. Several "streetcars hadogone by and Anna hadn't come. The mother and the other women in the little group were just a trifle worried. Maybe the message they had received over the phone •Wasn't true. Just when* the fears were creeping back into their hearts and beginning to chill them the Jimousine swung up to the curve. The crowd drew back to avoid, being struck and then, disregarding the machine, gazed beyond at another streetcar that had arrived from town. MOTHER CLINGS TO GIRL °Police Commissioner "Sullivan left the automobile and tapped Mrs, Gaff ' ney on the shoulder. "Here's Anna," he sajd o . "She wants to kjss you." Mothe rand daughter stood clashed in each other's arms, and the neigh bors turned and walked slowly up the strfcet toward the houatc. Then the children came running from a hundred different directions to meet the girl, and the women and men came out of the humble homes along Illinois street and kissed her and hugged her as she passed on her way to her Inside the home at 9\7\> Illinois street relatives and friends crowded the Stairs and corridors. The tired little girl sank into a chair and laid her head on her mother's shoulder. Her father stroked her forehead and said, as his chin (juiveed: DARK DAYS AT AN END "Never mind, little daughter; you've had a hard time, and we're glad its's all over. You're the best little girl that ever lived, and we're happier than we can tell that you're home with us again." She was back where she belonged—back to her mother and her sister and father and friends. The long, dark days of beatings and tirades were over. , She seemed to be resting. When San Francisco heard the story yesterday of the shooting of Jim langley by his wife—the real, heart story of the girl—twenty different of ficials started twenty different balls rolling to see that when the law came ponderously along it would tread carefully by the dormitory in the city prison where the youngster, her cheeks tear stained and her brown eyes strained with the ugly red of slcplssuss, lay on hr cot repeating the rosary over and GIRL'S STORY STIRS CITY Not long after the newspapers had been laid aside.at the breakfast tables j throughout the city the ptoones were busy, and deputy coroners were scurry -1 inghere and big policemen there to arrange the necessary details so that PRICE FlVK^yjgC "GOING HOI TOMAMA," SAYS GIRL Grand Juj-y Exonerates Young Wife Who Killed Husband Because of Taunts ° 1 ° j WAVE OF CITY'S SYMPATHY AFFECTS LITTLE WIDOW o ° 1 o Heart Touching Scene Enacted When She Is Reunited With Her iWnts ol ° ° O _____ » O ! "TEMPORAL INSANITY,," IS VERDICT: AFTER INQUEST "I'll Alwafys Be Good," She Says,°"€ven if This Sin Does Weigh on JVLe"