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Oakland Tribunei
Oakland, California
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DEFENSE IN CALHOUN CASE MORNING BY Mrs. Henry Butters Said to Be Dying In Yosemiie Valley DIRECTORS LIFE WHEN WATERFRONT LOSS OF CLOSED THIS t'S Special Prosecutor tleney the Immortal George Closing Argument MOOR SAX FRANCISCO, June 17. With ringing words of denunciation for the unfairness qf the prosecution in their methods of handling the case, in a burst of earnest oratory, replete with logic and thoughtful in its entirety, Attorney A. A. Moore concluded his presentation of the case of the defense of Patrick Calhoun to the ury this morning.1 His argument was completed at 10:40, and. fifteen minutes later Francis Heney began to close the case fpr the prosecution. The crowd of. yesterday wavs doubled this morning, and it is estimated that many hundreds are still standing about the entrance to Carpenters' Hall in the hopes of securing admission. It is not expected that Mr. Heney will complete his argument today. MRS. HENRY A. BUTTERS. Y0SEMITE, Jun17. Mrs. Henry A. Butters of Piedmont, Alameda county, the wife of the well-known capitalist, is critically ill of pnelimonia at Camp Ahwajinee Yo-semite Valley, and is not expected to live through the night. She was taken ill twovdays ago, and her condition rapidly grew worse. Her daughter, Miss iviarguerite Butters, is at Merced on her way to her mother's bedside. ACTION OF MILLIONAIRE'S WIFE WHILE ON ifiCHT AND AT CASTLETOLD IN COURT i- hr-t- APPEAL TO JURY Compares Himself to Washington in His to IheJury Today A. A. Moore Closing Words Mr. Moore's closing words were as foliows: i "In a moment more I sliall leave with you the honor of. Patrick Calhoun. "Every man Is master of his own aoul. No taint can come except by his own aot. But the taint, may eojne to his honor by obloquy, through the pain and degradation of punishment for an uncommitted crime, worse than any death a nian ran die. "Life is not ours to keep. jEaeh one of us knows that he nightly pitches his tent a day's mareh nearer Ills home. But his honor Is his to keep and" life Is nothing In eomparison with honor. A man lies down with the Innumerable caravan, but his honor i goes dow to Ids children and their 'children. 1 "The mother whose son is brought home to her on his shield is comforted In her sorrow by the knowledge that his honor is unstained. The shipmaster who sends away his erew in lifeboats 1 and stands on the slippery deck until the seas engulf him goes down with the knowledge that his honor and the honor of his deed will ring forever." "Wo we want you to leave Patrick Calhoun's honor unstained. This has been a long war. We must end it and we end it gladly, i We leave with you the honor of Patrick Calhoun, persuaded that justice will be done and that the great land good God, who regulates the eojurse of the universe and watches the fall, of the sparrow, Will give! the victory to Patrick. Calhoun." I'. and Special Prosecutor Heney was prepared with a mass of manuscripts when he arrived with his oodyguard, swelled to four in number, some five minutes after the proceedings had commenced. Both sides of the case were well represented by friends and associates and sympathizers. Beside and around Mr. Calhoun, whose outward bearing was notable as manifesting a cahn and lack of nervousness and excitement, were most of the- oflcials of: the United Railroads. Among these were Assistant to the President Thornwall Mullally, Vice President Black, General TIrey L. Ford, Attorney William M- Abbott and Chief Timekeeper May-nard. Alt the members of counsel. Including Attorneys King, Rogers, Moore, Barrett and Bylngton, were on hand, as were also Luther Brown, Joseph Handlon and numerous other attorneys and attaches. Prosecution's Table i At the prosecution's: table there sat beside the private, prosecutor District (Continued on Pace 2.) CAUGHT, THEN PARTED i Ends in Nuptials plumber, of 50 'Auburn street, is the sire of the girl. The young couple havejbeen attending thesarpa school In the city and it. was there that the atachment between them grew. Their parents learned of their love tln'e and did thelri best to put an end to it; so, fearful that in the end they would-be the couple finally determined to elope. The girl left a note informing her par ents of the step she had determined upon when she left homejearly this- morning to meet her lover, and" it fell into the hands of ithe mother promptly, i She communicated with her husband and he telephoned to Otto von Trott of: 2220 Pacific avenue, Alameda, an intimate friend of the to go to the (Continued on Page OF WATE For First Time He Officially Learns He Js Wanted for Manager OTHER NAMES ALSO MENTIONED FOR PLACE H. C. Capwell Says Mint Director Is Thought Desirable Tills afternoon, a.s, THE TRIBUNE goes to press, tliero a meeting In progress ImHwocu the ilirtx-tors of the People's AVatcr Company and Frank A. Leach. director of the United. States Mint at Washington. It is taking place at the oftices of the company at the corner Vf Broadway and street in tins city, llefore the gathering comes to a close it is not Improbable that the matter will be determined as to whether or no Mr. Leach will act as president and general manager of the irporation. The meeting was called for the purpose of discussing the question and when it was decided upon yesterday it was with the understanding that that subject would have right of way over any matter that was filed before the board. -) This- plan was adhered to for the reason that, no sooner had the roll been i called, showing a goodly attendance of directors, than the matter of filling the vacancy in the presidency and the general managership was brought up and is still under consideration. Rumors Are Many For several months past there have been ruraci-s afloat to the effect that' the vacant position had been 'offered to Mr. Leach, nd, further, that that gentleman had accepted the sajne. Several days ago Mr. Leach, however, denied to THE TRIBUNE reporter that the positio'n had ever been offered to him. This was borne fUit today by a statement of one fhe directors (in effect that the! meeting between the directors and Mr. Leach is the first relating to his proposed connection with the company which has taken place. In the consideration of the situation there are many things to be looked into, and whilf rtiero ia a rul ing among some of the directors that Mr; Leach may become the next executive head of the corporation, there were none of them, however, who i in advance of positive affirmative action in the premises would say that his election was an assured fact. Speaking on the matter today, H. C. Cap-well, one of the directors, said: What Capwell Says "The meeting is in progress at this time. There are a number of the directors present and i Mr. Leach is also in attendance. This" Is the first meeting that has been held between the directors and Mr. Leach. The company desires to have the matter considered on many sides and. naturally. Mr. Leach desires to learn many things of peculiar interest and importance to himself. "But this does not mean that Mr. Leach -will be the next president. He is considered desirable for1 the place and he considers the place desirable. But, you know, that sometimes afflni--ties do not come together. "While I am inclined to the belief that Mr. Xieach -will be selected, still I would not say that that will be the result of the meeting. "There are other names mentioned in connection with the office, but It would not be pleasant to mention them at this time." May Delay Decision It is not improbable that, as thla Is the first meeting between the principals in the case Mr. Leach may desire some time in which to consider the proposition and thus cause tha board to defer final action. Mr. Leach still retains the position of director of the United States Mint at Washington, but is here partly be-' cause of business connected with his office, which is to be transacted at the United States Mint in San also because of a long deferred visit, to his family and friends in this vicinitj-. Colorado River Is Falling; Crisis Over IMPERIAL. June 17. The Colorado River is falling; at Needles and the worst is' passed." The crest of tha flood will reach J'uma Sunday, but no material change anywhere along its course is expected owing principally to the river cutting through to the Bee rlvex channel below Yuma, thus carrying oft the flood waters. 500,000 Fire Throws 600 Men Out ofWork June 17. The plant of the Western Saddlery Curnpany, the largest Industry of its kind In Canada, was destroyed by jire last night. The loss Is Six hundred men are thrown out of employment. -1 Relieves Headache Ilorsford's Acid Phosphate RelieT headaches and netrousneHS caused by ban aired digestion- wakefulness or OTetwork. cony 1 1 SHE LOSES Alameda Mother Prefers Death 4-I I (AiUMlt Un iu uivmy vviuiuui net Babies DEAD IN BED FROM POISON Broods Over Her Troubles, De cides to Commit Suicide Her children taken from her, her home shattered and the stigma of arrest is.hadowing her name, Mrs. Rosa Trano, a handsome Italian woman, aged; 30 years, committed suicide at her home, 910 Centennial avenue, Alameda, this afternoon. She was found -dead, in bed shortly after noon by "her husband, with whom she has been recently reconciled after a longiseparation, and the police are working on the theory that the woman, brooding over her troubles, swallowed poison. Recently Arrested Mrs. Trano was arrested recently on the charge of abusing her children, and when confined, in the Alameda city prison she accused the police officers of trying to her. Atjthat time her children were taken fromj her custody and placed in a home, but lajter, after the dead woman was reconciled to her husband, the children were returned to her. Mrs. Trano was one of the hand somest women In the Italian colony. Thomas Grant Is Taken to Asylum SAN FRANCISCO, June 17. Thomas W. Grant, Kipling" lecturer, and student of theosophy, was ordered to Ukiah this, af ternoon by the Insanity commissioners. Three months ago Grant, while dement ed, attacked his wife Katherine in their home In Ashbury Heights, and seriously wounded her. As a result of this attack, an inves ligation was ordered by the official 'of the commission, which revealed the fact that man was in a weak mental condition arid it was decided best to send him to Ukiah foil treatment. Tries to Mow Park Lawn With Teeth RAN FRANCISCO, June 17. Luiga Girelli, who; lives at .157 Wisconsin street, was locked up the detention home! this morning. Girelli was found on his hands and knees in Jefferson Square. eating grass. He declares he was mowing the Jawn. On June 9, Girelli was found attempting to climb a stonei wall at Twenty-ninth and Mission streets. that time he was taken into Despondent Woman Puts End, to Her Life SAN FRANCISCO, June 17. Rose Hill, 23 years old. living at 49 Clay street, ended her life this morning by firing a bullet into her head. Of fate the' deceased had been acting very strangely, according to a story told by P. J. tolilni-fiffn, (for whom she had been housekeeper. Despondency is supposed to have been the cause of suicide. i Ki led by Storm at Prayer June 17. One fatality Is reported as a result of the' violent wind storm that passed over Monctt, last night. The home of Andrew McCormick. was demolished while tha family was gathered' at prayer. McCormick was blown 125 yards into a pond, where his "body was found later. Five McCormick children! were injured, one seriously. Rich Butcher in III Health Ends Life SACRAMENTO, June 17. George 5. Bittus, a wealthy butcher of this city, committed suicide early this morning in the i rear of his butcher shop by shooting himself in the temple. Three butcher were in the shop at the time; but did not notice their employer walk coolly to a drawer and take out a pistol with which he shot himself a moment later. Sickness is attributed as the cause of the butcher's rash act. Woman Smuggler Pays Fine of $5000 NEW YORK, June C. White William Kilgannon and the latter's wife, Klizabeth Kilga'nnon, pleaded guilty today In the United States Circuit Court to Indictments charging them with smug- glliig. Kilgannon was sentenced to one year penitentiary and White jto two years in the Federal prison at Atlanta, Gai Mrs. Kilgannon fined $5000, which she paid. CHILDREN i Almost Entire Block of Shacks on Water Front Are Wiped Out TWO MEN SLIGHTLY INJURED AT BLAZE Clerk Is Buried and Fireman Is Tossed to Ground by l. Water SAN FRANCISCO, June 17. Flames wiped out almost an entire block of water front shacks this morning ly after 10:40 o'clock. The fire started In tjic rear of the jewelry store of R. Lewis, at 22 East street, where a clerk, Edward De Vega, was cleaning clothes with gasoline. De Vega also used an electrically heated iron and carelessly allowed the gasoline and the hot iron to come too close together, with the result that the bottle, fortunately a small one, exploded, injuring the clerk and spreading over the entire room. In his fright De Vega rushed pell mell from the store. 1 Proprietor Lewis rushed to stop him and secure an examination. By the timfe both reached the establishment again it was a mass of flames. Three alarms were sentj in land tjhe firemen were soon on the scene. Owing to the flismy material o'f which the buildings in the locality are constructed, the flames spread In all directions and the fire fighters found a hard task before them. Stubborn Battle Quickly over a. dozen' hoses were put In operation and from all sides water was shot into the burning shack. After a stubborn battle the flames gradually gave way and were finally centered to the starting point, Lewis' shop, after which they were extinguished with ease. i. Among the buildings destroyed and damaged were the R. Lewis jewelry store, the seeoriohand establishment of. Herman Altnr, the Bay restaurant, the srtfoon of! Jack Costello, the Anchor saloon, the Boston shoe repairing shop and the Marine barber shop. They were the most damaged, the first three being entirely destroyed. Foley's the Sailors Home building, and a vacant, store were rapre or less damaged by smoke and water. The estimated damage is $20,000. Of this sum very little is insured, as owing tS the tinder boxes occupied by the merchants, insurance called for a high premium and little was carried. by the owners. The buildings, according to the police, were erected by the Chandler Estate leased to the Cordes Furniture Company. Captain William Farrell of Chemical 3 experienced a narrow escape-from serious injury when at the risk of his life he sprang at a loaded hose nozzle twirling in all directions and bravely to the spout until assistance arrived. the firemen Could, help him, however, he had been dragged about the ground and badly cut about his face and scalp. Xe "Vega, the clerk, though1 "burned about the face, refused treatment at the hospital. Dying of Hunger With $2000 in Bank SAN FRANCISCO, June 17. Captain P. S. Seculditch, an aged pioneer of the Mission district, "who lived the life, of a miser in a squalid hut at 2001 Sa.n Bruno avenue, was discovered in that place this morning for wtint of nourishment. At the hospital a deed for $4006 in real esitate was found on him as was also a bank book on the Hibernla bank showing a deposit of $2000. Seculditch is being held at the Central Emergency hospital. j. Dr. Snow of Stanford Named by Governor SACRAMENTO, 17. Dr. W. H. Snow Stanford University has ac cepted the Governor's appointment as1 member of the Stote uoard ol Healtn to succeed Dr. N. K. Foster; who has resigned. Dr. Snow does this with the understanding that he will be' elected State Health Officer and receive salary' of $3600 a year. H. F. Baldwin: Dies of Apoplexy SEATTLE, June 17. H. F. Baldwin, chief engineer of the Oregon and Washington Railway was found dead in bed this morning. I He succumbed to apoplexy. O'GARA DENIES GUILT OF CONSPIRACY CHARGE NEW TORK, June 17. Calvin a clerk, in the office of A. P. pleaded not guilty in the United States Circuit Court today to an indictment charging him with participation, in conspiracy in taking the books of the United. Copper Company, then under subpoena for production before the Federal' Grand Jury. O'Gera was given until Friday to withdraw his- plea. F. Augustus Heinzi, A- P. Heinze and Charles Warfield previously entered pleias of not guilty to similar indictments. Sanford Robinson, formerly- Heinze's personal counsel, has until Friday to answer the con-SDiracv indictment asaiast hlm.i HOWARD GOULDS '(ESTABLISHMENT 1 AND IT. COST TO KEEP IT UP Y- Fifth avenue mansion, wortK $800,000. Country castle, costing Hotel suite, consisting of drawing room, reception room, three bedrooms, three baths, and rooms for vnlets and maids. Yacht, worth $1,000,000, with capacity for sixty guests and crew of eighty men. Servants, town and fifteen to eighteen in the house, ten to twelve in the stable, eighteen toi twenty for the grounds and from forty to sixty laborers. 1 Carriages. Eight to ten, including broughams, victorias, runabouts, coaches, traps, polo carts, breaks etc. Automobiles Four or five big touring cars, two or three smaller machines, one or two racers, -theater bus, electric. broughams, etc. The Cost of It All Horses Ten to fifteen for driving and haTf a dozen more for saddle. Irincipal of fortune, at least $10,000,000. Income From $450,000 to $600,000 a year. Housekeeping charges, wagts, food, repairs, about $85,000 a year. Milady's personal expenses for dresses, about $35,000 a year, Milady's pin money for charities, her husband's $10 or $20 foes for attending directors' meetings. Milady's jewelry Anything from $50,000 a year up. i The fact lhat Attorney A. A. Moore, king of the subtle art of wit, sarcasm and repartee, was about to close his tremendously powerful and effective argument to the Jury in the Calhoun case, and also, the knowledge thpt Francis J. Heney would begin hii argument during the morning session of court, served to draw an overwhelming crowd of people to the trial this morning. AH avenues to Carpenter hall were scene? of a nf pedestrians, and the Hayes and McAllister street cars were crowded. When the doors were thrown open a multitued of people who could have filled the Interior of the auditorium three times over jas hand. The police detail, under Captain Glees'on and Sergeant Q'Keefe, had been doublei And all of those who were first on depk were not admitted. .1 Crowds Waiting Fine discrimination wjasi used In al lowing in those who have been constant attendants on the proceedings, and when the hour set, for the trial rame around at two long lines of men and women had been arranged. waiting for admittance, besides an ov erflowing crowd which stood opposite the and in the streetkept back by the officers. It was with dific'ulty that the automobile bearing the defendant and his family, counsel on both, sides and the attaches of the court were able to make their way to the' entrance to the hall. i Within the courtroom itself, when the audience had finally been formed, find every seat was filled, it appeared as (though more than half of those present were women, attired in gowns of the latest creation, and brightly colored hats with -'waving plumes, which in most cases were removed so that those behind might see. Comencing Argument There was not a sound In the not a whisper among the audience, when Attorney A. A. Moore, the veteri.n of a hundred similar trials, and a past master in the art of argument, rose to make his final plea on behailf of, his client. His flnnl discourse was, if anything, more' forcefully and convincingly than his ppeech Ot yesterday, and hls denunciation of the methods that characterized the trial was more poignant and cruel than anything he has so far been credited with. Nearly Concluded Counsel had anonunced that he was rea- the conclusion of his argument. ELOPE, ARE WED, Chase, to Mole i fmbufd with ardent love that 'fame to thern through heredity and from the olden days when their Italian ancestors were incited to deeds of chivalry and valor in Quest of their heart's passion, Frederick Charies Pellegrini and 1 Ethel Catherine Josephine aged 18 'and 16 respectively, both re siding in San Francisco, this morning defied their parents and eloped. The sequel of their little affair came this afternoon, when the Juvenile lovers were united in marriage'in this city in the presence of their fathers. And thereby hangs th? i story, which Is not without its quaii't land original features. Both Pellegrini and his bride are the thildren' of respectable and prosperous imllies. The' father of the young man Frank II. Pellegrini, a sign writer re- Ming at S79 Vallcjo street. San Fran- Cisco Ana Jeonaru xttLviui, waster LOVERS Love for Liquor Told Again and Again NEW YORK, June 17. When the Gould trial was resumed today Justice Dowling announced that longer sessions would be held from now on, with a possibility of night sessions next week. This action followed the announcement of Mr. Gould's lawyers that a small army of servants and employes was still to be heard in support of the charges of habitual intoxication against Mrs. Gould and the announcement that some fifty witnesses" would be called in rebuttal. i Andrew Frederickson, who was employed as night watchman at Castle Gould from September to December, 1906, was the first witness called today. He testified that he saw Mrs. Gould under the influence of liquor on November 7, 1906. NEW YORK. June It. When.the Gould trial was resumed today. Justice Dowling announced that longer sessions would be held i from, now on, with a possibility of night sessions next week. This action followed the announcement of Mr. Gould's lawyers that a small army of servants and employes was still to be heard In support of the charges of habitual intoxication against Mrs. Gould and, the announcement that some fifty witness would be called in rebuttal. Andrew Frederickson, who was employed as night watchman at Qustre Gould from September to December, 1906, was the first witness called today. He testified that, he saw Mrs. Gould under the influence of liquor on November 7, i906.r "It: was in the evening and I was" mak-Itiv 4Yio rounds" of the house." the wit ness said. "I noticed a fire In the kitchen garden, near the gas house, ana saw 'a woman coming from that directfon. I went up to her ard found it was Mrs. Gould. She said something but I did not understand It. I went into th? kitchen garden and found the straw; afire in the fire place. "While I was putting out the fire I heard low cries in Uia kitchea and went Mrs- Gould's Big Bills Article which Mrs. HoM-ard Gould admitted having purchased include: Silk stockings, Diamond chain. 822,000. Diamond dladvrn, S2 1.000. Hope of 827,000. Single bill for shoes, $1528. Five tailor-made suits, $5807. Sapphire ring, $6000. It was said by counsel for her husband that the total of Mrs. Gould's purchases during one year amounted to $70,773.51. In and found Mrs. Gould there. She asked me if I was the man she met. I told her I was, and she wanted me to go and get the key to the electric alarm, but I told her I could not as I had to watch the place. Her face was flushed and she talked rapidly and appeared to be under the influence of intoxicants." "The witness said he saw Mrs. Gould (Continued on. Page 1

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