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FOLITICAL II | I I Irt THEATRICAL |l|| 11 II FEAL ESTATE 111 |« iIIIV SPORTING 111 I 111 l X COMMERCIAL ||| |||1 SOCIETY II 111 l FINANCIAL " ■■ ■ ■'*** VOLUME CXIL—NO. 112. Quarrel Over Bodies Girl Back of Triple Tragedy HALL MURDERER DRIVEN MAD BY SNUB TO SISTER Family at Odds Over Joint Burial of Victims; Fight Over Money THAT family differences caused Arthur Hall to slay his brother, J. J. Hall, manager of the St. Francis Importation company, and Mrs. Hall, and then com mit suicide Wednesday after noon, was* developed yesterday, when the father and brother of the dead boys threatened, through advisors, to apply to the courts for an injunction to pre vent the burial of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hall In the same cemetery. If the mur dered woman's parents. Mr. and Mrs. A. Meecham, insisted that the burial should be made jointly. After the two families had conferred it was agreed, as* a concession to the Meechams, that the funeral services be held jointly, but that the body of Mrs. Hall be interred in the Cypress Lawn cemetery, and that her husband h" buried in the Salem burying ground, the Jewish cemetery. The controversy started when the Mee.-'iams went to the undertaking par lors to arrange for the funeral of Mr. snd Mrs. Hall, little thinking there would be any objection to their inten tion of burying the husband and wife siiir by side. However, claiming that the Jewish! religion forbids the burial of a. gen- | tile with a member of the Jewish race, even though married, the Hall family j insisted that the couple be buried sep- j arately. The Meecham*; were loath to accede to this custom, and it was only when threatened by the law that they gave in, uot caring for any scene at the funeral, as they explained. Fight Over Money Before the bodies were removed to j the undertaking parlors from the morgue a legal fight had been prepared I for possession of the wealth of J. J. j Hall, estimated at $20,000. A. Meecham, father of Mrs. Hall, will : le today, through his attorney, "W. W. Allen, a petition in the superior court __klns that he be appointed special ad ministrator of the estate of J. J. Hall and wife. It is evident M. K. Hall, brother of J. J. and Arthur Hall, intends to con test the appointment of Meecham, and may make an effort to have the brother or father of James Hall appointed ad ministrator. Attorneys G. C. Ringolsky and ML H. "Wascerwitz were engaged by the Halls to look after their interests, and an j effort was made to obtain possession j of keys to the desks and register of! J. .7. Hail. Meecham announced he would con test to the utmost the right of any of the Halls for the estate and money of J. J. Hall, holding that, as the latter died intestate, the property should go to Esther Hall, the 11 year old daugh ter of Mrs. Hall, who also bore the name of Meecham. The property consists of several lots in the Richmond District, the Hall store at Washington and Hyde street* i and lots in other sections of the city. | together with money on deposit. Five Bullets Fired An autopsy revealed that at least j five shots were fired by the younger brother. Three bullet holes were found j in the body of J. J. Hall, who was j killed in the St. Francis wineroom. j One of the bullets entered near the heart, another in the left arm, while the third was on the right side. It! is believed some scuffling took place! a-fter the first shot was fired, as the room near the scene of the killing' was strewn with various articles. There was just one wound on the body of Mrs. Hall, the bullet near the heart, i and Hall used one on himself. There \ were only four exploded cartridges tn the revolver, and it is supposed that after killing his brother he reloaded the weapon, as he had a box of shells. It was found that James Hall had ' missed his revolver, the one used in j killing him, for the last week. The gun ' was kept in the office in the wineroom. ! This gave support to the theory that : Arthur Hall had planned the killing for some time. Many theories were advanced as to the probable motive, but the one on which both the Hall family and the Meechams pla'-ed the most faith was that the slayer had been brooding over the fact that his sister in law would not keep his eight year old sister, I'auiine. Pauline was brought from the east last May and for two months she lived with Mr. and Mrs. James J. Hall. One day she left after being: disciplined by Mrs. Hall, and it is said she went home, telling Arthur she had been mistreated and would not go back any more. A quarrel ensued and it was agreed to have the child placed again with her j Continued on Page 2, Column 5 Picture taken shortly before triple tragedy of Arthur Hall (on left) and his brother, J. J. Hall, whom he slew; and below, Esther Hall, 11 year old daughter of Mrs. /. /. Hall. Man Lives After 10,000 Volts Stop Heart and Lungs [Special Dispatch to The Call] BAKERSFIELD, Sept. 19.—Although 10,000 volts of electricity passed through his body when he came in contact with a heavily charged wire while working on a transformer on the Kern River Oil Fields, Limited, lease at Oil Center today, Paul Beale, aged 25, will probably recover. He fractured his right shoulder blade and bruised his chin by a fall from the pole and his arms were burned. His heart and lungs had stopped working from the shock, but artificial respiration was re sorted to by fellow employes and he soon breathed normally, his heart working slowly at first, but rapdily gaining in power. MRS. OPIE GRACE SEEKS DIVORCE IN THE EAST Suit Filed Following Acquittal for Shooting Husband PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 19. — Mrs. Daisy Ulrich Opie Grace, who was ac quitted in Atlanta for shooting her hus band, Eugene H. Grace, started suit for divorce today. She charges cruel and barbarous treatment. Mrs. Grace acknowledged she and Grace were not married' until May 10, ! 1911. The marriage took place in New i Orleans. Prior to the trial and during !it both Grace and Mrs. Grace declared I that they had been married in New i York city on April 8. The New York records disproved this : assertion. ; Husband Not Worried ATLAJSTTA, Ga., Sept. 19.—"I'll cer j tainly not put anything in the way of j that woman getting a divorce," said j Eugene Grace today when told of his ; wife's suit. "It will save the trouble j and worry of my doing so. In case she l hadn't filed I was going to do it in ! November." CALIFORNIA AVIATOR HURT IN LONG PLUNGE Underwood Drops 100 Feet in Sight of Big Throng [Special Dispatch to The Call] BEVIER. Mo., Sept. 19. —George Un derwood, representing the San Anto nio Aviation club of California, was fatally injured while giving an exhibi tion with his airship at the Callao, Mo., fair today. While up in the air a stormy gust of wind upset his aero plane and he fell 100 feet. Several thousand persons saw the accident. MRS. CATT ADDRESSES CHINESE SUFFRAGETTES Fair American Leader Talks at Peking [Special Cable to The Call] , PEKING, China, Sept. 13.—Mrs. Car rie Chapman Catt, president of the International Woman Suffrage asso ciation, addressed 400 Chinese suffra gettes today. The meeting, which was an enthusiastic one, was attended also by 600 men. Several Chinese suffra gettes spoke. THE San Francisco CALL SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1912., TAFT ATTACKS FISCAL POLICY OF GOVERNMENT President Says Congress Errs by Ignoring Budget Plan in Authorizing Expenditures Present System Makes It Impos sible for Chief Executive to Guard Treasury BEVERLY, Mass., Sept. 19.—Presi dent Taft tonight made public a letter to Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh, taking open issue with congress on the question of a federal budget, and di recting all heads of government de partments or independent officers of the government to make their estimates of revenue and expenditures for the fiscal year in conformity with the budget plan. The president's letter to MaoVeagh paid that the clause in one of the big supply bills passed by eorrgress in the closing hours of the last session, prac tically forbidding the use of a budget system, was unconstitutional. The let ter to Mac.Veagh in part follows: Taft Stands Upon Rights "If the president is to assume respon sibility for either the manner in which business of the government is transact ed or for results obtained, it is evident that he can not be limited by congress to such information as that branch may think sufficient for his purposes. In my opinion it is entirely competent for the president to submit to congress and to the country a statement of resources, obligations, revenues, expenditures and estimates in the form he deems advisa ble. And this power I propose to exer cise. "The United States ? is the only great country that does not have a budget. Each year the congress has been mak ing increasingly large appropriations based on estimates which are submit ted by officers acting in the ca pacity of ministerial agents to con gress, under a law which makes .no provisions whatever for executive review and revision. This I have sought in a measure to correct by asking tbe heads of departments to send estimates to me before they are printed, but the conditions attached by congress have been such as to make executive review impossible. Congress Has Whole Say "The present legal directions as to estimates are based on the theory that there is no need to take stock before passing on appropriations; that it Is not necessary to consider revenues or treasury resources. Congress has di rected each executive officer to sub mit an estimate through the secretary of the treasury, who is made to serve in the capacity of an official messen ger without any discretion whatever, unless a department head may fail to prepare a request for appropriations in the form prescribed by congress, in which event the secretary of the treas ury has imposed upon him the duty to submit an estimate for him. "Congress has created certain com mittees on appropriations that alone have power to review and revise re quests of the department heads. Even In its own organization, however, con gress has failed to make provision for considering expenditures and estimates for appropriations in relation to rev enues. President Must Borrow "Authority is granted for the ex penditure of a thousand million dollars each year without any thought as to where the money is coming from. This Is done on the theory that there will be no deficit. Congress has been doing what has been called 'surplus financ ing.' While the constitution makes congress responsible for money raising as well as for appropriations, respons ibility for borrowing has been shifted to the president by empowering him to procure loans to meet deficits in case a deficit may result. "The great question of a national expediency, which is raised by the action of congress above referred to, is: Shall we or shall we not have a national budget? I don't question the constitutional right of congress to pre scribe the manner in which reports of expenditures and estimates shall be submitted to it by department officers. I do not question the practical wisdom of continuing to operate the govern ment under 90 different statutes, passed at 90 different times, which prescribe 200 different forms of preparing and submitting financial data to congress and the public—data which, when pre pared, have no element of uniformity or standard and can not be used to present to officers or the people an ac curate picture of activities pertaining to any one subject for the government aa a whole. Economy Is Watchword "I have thus gone at length in stating my position in order that you may understand the reasons for urging that you co-operate with the commission on economy and efficiency in the prepara tion of such financial statements and summaries as will enable me to place befor-te congress and the country for tshe first time ip our history a clearly stated and understandable, businesslike proposal which will enable congress and the country to think In.terms of what it Is that the government Is doing. Continued on Page 2, Column 6 I TROLLEY CARS TO MAKE S. F. CITY OF HOMES Bion J. Arnold, Traffic Expert, Files ffis Plans With the Supervisors Report Predicts Growth and Suggests Means of Increas ing Population San Francisco will be the greatest city of homes in the west, aside from its present commercial supremacy, when Bion J. Arnold's transportation plans are carried out. Fallowing his proph ecy that within tha next eight years the city's traffic district would em brace 1,400,000 streetcar patrons, Ar nold filed two maps with the supervis ors yesterday to show that San Fran ciscans would be enabled to reach their homes on this peninsula quicker and cheaper than the commuter can across the bay. Between the formal outlines of the engineer's tracings lies the guarantee of the city's vast development, the up building of unpopulated districts and i the extension of transportation facili ! ties to the point where practically every outlying section can be brought within the SO minute travel zone and the 5 cent fare. Arnold makes the "startling state ment that at least a third of the city, cony-rrising many of the most attrac tive residential sites, is unpopulated through the lack of proper transpor tation. In the same breath he prophe sies that his traffic plan will give the city proper 600,000 residents in the next few years, from whom a revenue in fare nickels of $16,000,000 a year will be derived. j "By means ofiadequate transporta tion," said Arnoli. "facilitated by tun nels and rapid transit lines, the greater part of the city Auld be brought with in a zone of 30 minutes, which gener ally represents $ie minimum of con venience in time consumed." The maps show In detail the lack of development down the peninsula as compared to that across the bay, due Continued on Fnfe i, Column 4 STRIKING CARMEN PRECIPITATE RIOT Thirty Persons Injured and Six Cars Demolished During Furious Fighting SUPERIOR, Wis., Sept 19.—The first serious violence in connection with the streetcar strike here broke out to night when 5,000 strike sympathizers' smashed six cars. After wrecking the six cars the mob captured the crews and guards. There was furious fighting and more than 30 persons were Injured. The police fought desperately and finally rescued the car crews. The trouble followed a parade of union men, arranged as a testimonial of sympathy for the striking carmen. Several cars manned by nonunion men, which attempted to pass through the procession, were held upon and put out of commission. At 9 o'clock tonight Sheriff McKin non was ordered to swear ln deputies to preserve order and save human life. The damage done to the property of the street railway company was great, as cars were shattered by the mob. Every policeman on the force was on duty and late tonight a semblance of order had been restored, although thou sands of men and boys paraded the streets ln wild disorder. At 10:30 the fire department was or dered ready to disperse the mob with hose and throughout the evening four police automobiles loaded with officers repeatedly charged the mob. .— m i GRAND JURY GOES AFTER POLITICAL "HIGHER UPS" Woman Among Score of Wit nesses in Southland Inquiry [Special Dispatch to The Call] LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19.—The county grand Jury today resumed its investi gation of the alleged wholesale viola tions of the election laws at the recent primaries. Nearly a score of witnesses responded to their names. One woman, Mary Bean, was among them. According to Prosecutor Joos, the per sons really- guilty of the election law violations are not those who distrib uted the pamphlets and stickers at the polls containing the names of party candidates, but certain "highers ups" in politics who ordered the pamphlets pre pared and distributed at the various polling booths throughout the county. Joos says the first duty of the grand Jury will be to establish tha fact that a crime has been committed. After that fresh subpenaes will be Issued for prominent political leaders alleged to be personally reapotteible for tha al leged violation. Suspect Is in Custody New Angle in Holdup Case The ttvo principal suspects in the San Mateo electric car holdup case I and the deputy sheriff, who captured Kirshman near Half Moon Bay. Young Mansfield is the son of Sheriff Mansfield of San Mateo count]). \ SOCIETY WOMEN FIGHT FLAMES Cigarette Smoker Starts Fire Which Threatens Destruc tion of Forest Ranges [Special Dispatch to The Call] SANTA BARBARA. Sept. 19.—A grass fire in the San Ysidor canyon this afternoon threatened destruction to Montecito and Santa Barbara forest ranges, but due to the efforts of a num ber of society women and many men the flames were extinguished before much harm had been done. The Are was noticed about 1 o'clock, having started from a lighted cigarette that was thrown into underbrush, and in a few minutes nearly all of the peo ple at the Montecito foothills were fighting the flames. Among those who took an important part in the fighting were the Misses Helen and Martha Hosmer and Mrs. W. S. Conklin, popular members of the smart set. Superintendent Slosson of the forestry department was preparing to send rangers to the scene when he learned that the volunteers had put the fire out. PEACE ADVOCATES OPPOSE MILITARY AEROPLANES Conference Adopts Compulsory Arbitration Resolution GENEVA, Switzerland. Sept. 19.—The conference of the Interparliamentary union, which began its sessions here yesterday, adopted a resolution today in favor of compulsory international arbi tration. Auguste Beernart, the Belgian min ister of state, proposed a resolution authorizing the use of flying machines In war. The'resolution was vigorously opposed by Baron d'Estournelles de Constant, president of the French Inter parliamentary group, who said that aeroplanes were a powerful influence in the world's peace. They would, he said, enable weak na tions the better to defend themselves with a minimum expenditure of men and money against attacks of the stronger countries. Further the speaker said, aeroplanes tended to bring peo ple closer together. DESIGNER TAKES BLAMp FOR EIGHTY-ONE DEATHS Hatton Admits His Deficiency in Austin Dam [Special Dispatch to The Call] WASHINGTON, Sept. 19.—1n a re markable address before the New Eng land Water Works association in this city. T. Chalkley Hatton of Wilming ton, Del., designer of the Austin, Pa., dam, which gave way September 10, 1911, causing the death of 81 persons, admitted sadly, but 'frankly* that the collapse" of the dam waa the result of the fault of his judgment. (( THE WEATHER YESTERDAY — Highest temperature, 80; lowest Wednesday night. 66. FORECAST FOR TODAY—Fair; moder ately warm, with fog at night; light north winds, changing to west. I For Detail* of the Weather see page 11 Man Caught in the Hills Identified As Bandit Statements by Crews Of Cars and Officers 11 positively Identify this Kirsh man as the man who held up my ear at Easton and shot Kirk bride. I am so positive that I •wouldn't identify anybody else." —By Conductor G. iH. Leahy of southbound car. "I am quite sure that Kirshman is the man, but am not absolutely positive. Anyway, he looks ex actly like him.''—By D. Riese, jeweler of San Mateo and pas senger on southbound car. "This young fellow is jnst like the holdup man, except that he's got dark hair. I'm sure the bandit's hair was light. Kirsh man might be the man, but I don't think so."—By Otto Jacob sen, motorman of northbound car. "I wtll not identify Kirshman as the bandit, but I won't say he isn't the man. I admit he has the height, weight, build, accent and general appearance, but I cant account for the hair."—By George E. Duffy, militia officer of San Mateo and passenger on south bound car. "I am absolutely certain that we've got the right man. His np pearance, actions, foreign accent, confusing statements and every thing; else goes to show it. He'll have to show me where he was on the night o* the holdup." By Detective J. Dowd of the United Railroads. "If this Isn't the bandit, r m greatly mistaken."—By Under Sheriff John Shields of San Mateo county. [Special Dispatch to The Call] REDWOOD CITY, Sept. 19.—Halted in a flight that had taken him across the Montara mountains, where he went into hiding for two whole days, a young man, 24 years old, .who says he ts Louis Kirshman, a water front saloon porter of San Francisco, was captured in a field near Half Moon Bay at 5:30 o'clock this morning by Deputy Sheriff Harland Mansfield and posse and was brought to the county jail ln Redwood City, where he was identified by two persons this afternoon as the bandit | who held up two San Mateo interurban cars Monday night and shot City Attor ney Charles N. Kirkbride of San Mateo. Telling conflicting stories of tys-" ac tions since leaving San Francisco Mon- j !day night, Kirshman was confronted in the sheriff's office this afternoon by four of the victims of the holdup, two of whom positively identified him as the bandit. G. H. Leahy, conductor of the southbound car, who was compelled to pass his hat for the valuables and who, perhaps, obtained a better view iof the bandit's face than any other of the victims, is «o positive in his iden tification that he says he couldn't and | wouldn't identify anybody else. D, Riese, manager of the Samuels Jewelry company In San Mateo and a passenger on the southbound car, is equally as certain of his man. On the other hand, Motorman Otto Jacobsen of the northbound car and Lieutenant George E. Duffy, a brother officer of Kirkbride, who was riding on the southbound car, refuse to iden tify the suspect. Both admit that Kirshman tallies in every respect with Continued on Page S, Column 1 PRICE FIVE CENTS. MINERS DEFY SHERIFFS BULLETS Desperate Battle Expected Be tween 4,000 Strikers and Posse at Bingham UTAH GOVERNOR URGES ARBITRATION IN VAIN Ultimatum Requiring Surrender of Fortress Delivered to Charles Moyer MEN DEMAND 25 CENTS RAISE IN DAILY WAGE [Special Dispatch to The Call] BINGHAM, Utah, Sept. 19—A desperate battle is expected to take place here within the next 24 hours between 4.000 miners, strongly intrenched around the Bing ham copper, lead and silver mines, and a force of special deputies, unless the miners recede from their position and submit their grievances to arbitration. Deputy Sheriff Steele, in command of the sheriff's men, issued an ulti matum to Charles H. Moyer, president of the Western Federation of Miners, tonight, in which he declared that the striking miners, all of whom arc heav ily armed, must come from their mountain fastness at once and allow themselves to be disarmed. Failure to obey the ultimatum will result in a charge being made upon the miners' fortress. Moyer and Darrow Confer A conference is on tonight in Salt Lake City between Moyer and Clar ence W, Darrow, who stopped off at that city on his w,ay east from Cali fornia. The men have secluded them selves and can not be reached by the state officials, who want them to attend a conference looking toward arbitra tion. Opposite the Utah copper mines 1,000 men are intrenched and a steady firing has been kept up by them at any out siders who have attempted to reach the mines. George W. Dwyer, superin tendent of the mine, and a favorite with the men, it the only official al lowed inside the stockade. None of the property of the mining company has been damaged and the men of the Utah-Apex mine are work ing as usual under an agreement be tween the union and the mine owners. Sheriff Prepares to Fight The sheriff's posse now numbers 2.*>o men and recruits are being taken in as fast as they appear and can be sworn. It is planned to make a flank attack on the rifle pits as soon as a sufficient force can be mustered, and drive the strikers down the mountain into the canyon. Governor Spry has declined to call out the militia until the civil authorities admit they can not control the situ ation, or until some act of bloodshed convinces him that a military force is necessary. He declares that the mat ter should be referred to the" state board of arbitration, labor and concili ation, as provided by law. The developments of the immediate future seemed to depend almost en tirely on the success of Governor Spry, who has been here to urge the strikers to surrender the mines, give up their arms and wait in patience the success or failure of the mine managers' ef forts to figure out means by which their demands may be granted. The miners' demanded an Increase of 25 cents a day in wages. They were given a 25 cent raise last week, but are holding out fcfr their demarfds in full. Governor Addresses Miners The miners, Intrenched on the moun tain commanding the works of the Utah Copper company, left their fort ress shortly before the arrival of the governor and his peace party this afternoon and joined the audience that listened to an address by the execu tive and others, but an interpreter was quoted as declaring that the desertion Carroll Hats and Haberdashery Noticeable Elegance of Styles and Superb Quality distinguish the Merchandise sold at the Carroll Stores TWO STORES One Thought Quality PAUL T. CARROLL HATS HABERDASHERY 798 Market St. 724 Market §**. _» Cidary St. Opp. Call Bid*.