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THEATRICAL 111 ■ |f|| X
REAL ESTATE 111 if V «
MARINE ■■■■■- W
Great Britain and France Both
Enter Agreements With
United States
Step Is Hailed by Diplomats as
a Forerunner of the
Abolition of War
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
"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
Mrs. Helen Hecker in Leading
Role, Mrs. E. H. Sawyer in
Mannish Costume
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
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
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
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.
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.
Water Plants Threatened When
San Bernardino Flames
Renew Rush
Apparent Victory for Rangers
Turned Into Defeat by
Fresh Breezes
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.
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
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
TORONTO. Aug. 4, 2:15 a. m.—The
parliament buildings here are oa fire.
Man's Law Swept Aside for Higher One
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
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.
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
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 ?
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.
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
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.
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.
°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:
"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
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
Grand Juj-y Exonerates Young
Wife Who Killed Husband
Because of Taunts °
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Heart Touching Scene Enacted
When She Is Reunited
With Her iWnts
ol ° ° O
_____ » O
"I'll Alwafys Be Good," She
Says,°"€ven if This Sin Does
Weigh on JVLe"

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