Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on October 29, 1908 · Page 10
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Oakland, California
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PHURSDAY EVENING, OAKLAND TRIBUNE.' OCTOBER 29, 19J)8. DESERTED MOTHER AND BABE, IN WANT, 2 DEAD OAKLAND MAN STRIKES WEALTH IN OIL WELL RESULT OF TO DEMAND JUSTICE pFT FLAYS ROOSEVELT PR USES TflFT d UILIUI ''Republican Candidate Makes r Many Speeches in Atter- noon Before New York Crowds. , NEW YORK, Oct 29. Judge Taft at fnfrTt Rrv&n at several meetings which fA aUAnnacA this afternoon. To a crowd (composed largely of Itallana at Lafayettf, f V - -"'I suppose you know, as Italians, that I Mr. Bryan Is largely given to cam nu ifactiousness. That lets him out. The .'will and desire of the people have shown 'that they want Republican government . land not 'Bryanism' as It is unaersioou , Tv hA Jntelllsrent class. I say that be cause I know the Italian-American people are the ones who have appreciated to tne ; fullest extent the advantage or our system nt education. T ask your support. If pimply for the traroose of defeating Bryan's new 'bank ing' law. Such a law would tear down - -th foundation of ourc resent laws. If yon want to pay the debts of your nelglw bor because the cashier of another bank. In which you have no deposit, absconds, vote against me: If yon want sound banking laws I ask yodr support. If you be lieve In the Roosevelt rfgime, vote for me.'! -.X LIKES LABORERS. . In an address at Astor Place Taft declared that no man anywhere has more sympathy with the man who labors with Ms h-ujds than he. "They say that when . was on the bench I issued labor Injunctions," said he. Tou never did," came from the crowd. ' Tea, I did," shouted Taft. "Yes, I aid.. I Issued them against anyone gainst labor and against business where the plaintiff showed he was entitled to on .and If they had not been Issued someone would have been hurt." i His retort, was greeted with a tremendous outburst of cheering. Judge Taft said the most serious thing In this campaign "is the attack on the courts being made "by Bryan and Gom-pers." At a meeting in Union Square Garden Taft dedounced the Democratic platform ; for guaranteeing deposits. He was followed at that meeting by . Governor Hughes, who paid a warm ' tribute to the Republican candidate, whom ' lie described as "the man of the hour and 11 three." iilTcMiie to prosecute BIBCOCK TJiftt the Commoners of America "will not drop the prosecution of W. rw. Babcoek for alleged shortage In his accounts la the statement of A. G. Wilkes, vice-president and general manager of the order. Regarding the case, Wilkes has made the following statement: 'It Is not the desire of the Commoners Of America to enter Into a controversy with their former employe, W. W. Bal- , cock, but la justice to our lodge membership in San Francisco and Oakland it Is Impossible for us to allow some of the statements of - this embezzler and blackmailer to go uncontradicted. Ills, . statement yesterday that the Commoners - had dropped .their prosecution of him on "the embezzlement charge was an unqualified falsehood . as will be shown by the records of thfc Oakland, court. We were unable to file a felony complaint against this man Babcoek as his stealings were all in small amounts, there be-, lnx no one Item large enough to enable us to filo a falony embezzlement complaint. We have, however, sued him for conversion of the society's funds in the , amount of $209 and he is under bonds on that charge not to leave the State. We re also prosecuting him for embezzling 21 in the Mike Sutter case and we have '-ever, two hundred other cases of petty thievery, to prosecute as rapidly as we can get the courts to handle them. The officers of the Supreme Lodge of the Commoners of America are under bonds and as the funds stolen by Mr. Babcoek . belong to the members of the society It has been necessary" for the officers of the Supreme Lodge to make good the shortage themselves so that the members will not suffer. We repeat that it Is not necessary to enter into the defense of our form of Insurance, but it does seem imperative that we emphatically deny once and for all that the prosecution Of Mr. Babcoek criminally Is or will be dropped. The counsel representing Mr. Babcoek has already made tentative offers to our counsel of compromise. : There will be no compromise. Slnee Mr. ; Babceck's embezzlements have appeared we have carefully investigated his record ' In. years gone by and learn from our bonding company that he was guilty of - stealing before and no company In Amer- - lea will bond him. With no thought of persecution. but,simply in Justice to ourselves and the "members we wilt go to the f ulliimlt of the law and" make an ... example of this man. WOMEN OPENBUSINESS AS UNDERTAKING FIRM - Mrs. Arthur Cornwall, Mrs. Lillian Harris Coffin, Mrs. E. S. Shertzer, Mrs. tlla 8. Mitchell, and Mrs. Elizabeth Ruth are about to establish an undertaking Arm In this city. No men will be. connected with the venture, for the, women are planning to make a success of the business proposition through their own efforts. The new firm will probably be located near the Key Route depot. The . business is under the direct care of Mrs.' Ruth, who has had experience in the undertaking business, while in the East. TThe California Woman's iUndertakinr Company Is the name (Which has been chosen for the concern. . illustrated'lecture on panama canal Dr. William Frederic Bade will give an illustrated leetifre on the Panama Canal at the Polytechnic Auditorium, 306 Twelfth street, Oakland, tonight. Dr. Bade spent two- weeks on the Isthmus this summer and had exceptional opportunities for studying this great en-terprtse. , Living In a dark, dusty and poorly ventilated room in a cellar at 221 Seventh street with her infant son is the pitiable, plight of Mrs. Corinne D. Coakley, alleged we of Daniel J. Coakley, the fireman who recently appeared before Judge Tappan on her complaint for falling to provide for his minor child. She is now contemplating criminal action against him on the alleged grounds of perjury In the San Jose courts. She also plans on filing suit for battery charges. The putative wife is confident that her attorneys wijl win the cases and that Coakley will go to the. penitentiary. Coakley's case, she declares, will be brought before the"" police and fire commissioners after the other charges have been passed upon. COAKLEY WAS DISMISSED. Coakley was dismissed by Judge Tappan upon the grounds that his alleged wife, whose right name is Mrs. Corinne McElderry, had a legal husband at the time she claimed she be came associated -with Coakley. Mrs. Daniel Coakley, the legal wife of the fireman, is believed by his putative wife, to be In this city, but Is a resident of San Rafael, He is support- ST SECURES BE FOR MACDONOUGH THEATER C P. Hall Returns From Fast, Where He Booked All Successful Plays Charles P. Hall, manager of the Mkcdonough Theater, has returned from New York, after an absence of six weks. During his visit to the great amusement center, Hall met and talked with all tiie famous theatrical managers in the country. For the season of 1908-1909, he was successful in securing for the Macdonough Theater all the big attractions that are coming to the coast, and as a result of his good work In New York, Oakland people will enjoy all the great successes of the season. In speaking of his trip East, Hall said: "While I was In New York, I vis ited with nearly all the great theatri cal managers there. From my talks with Al Hayman, Abe Erlanger, Marc Klaw, Charles Frohman and Henry Savage, I got much Important infor mation on the great popular successes on Broadway this year. After much trouble, I was able to sign a contract with Mr. Savage for the New York Merry Widow company to play a one week engagement in Oakland. I have also made arrangements for them to play for one week on the road, under my management In California cities. WEALTH OF ATTRACTIONS. "I have never known such a wealth of great attractions as there are. in New York this season. One of the plays I have signed and the star who will appear In it, Is John Drew, in the greatest success of his later years, "Jack , Straw." I have been familiar with the finished acting of Mr. Drew for many years, 'but 1 never saw. him in such a magnificently suited role as that in which he Is appearing this season. Maude Adams will -be here, as will Ethel Barrymore, Billy Burke and William Gillette. Rose Stahl will play In the 'Chorus Lady," one of the merriest, most fascinating light operas I have ever seen. Rose Stahl is one of the Broadway Idols, and her success this season In her new play is tremendous. "If possible, Rose Stahl is surpassed by Grace Von Studlford in her intoxicating musical comedy. The Golden Butterfly.' The music of the play is by Reginald DeKoven, and the attraction has been playing to standing room for weeks and weeks. She responded to nine encores the night I saw her play, and I, never saw greater enthusiasm in a theater crowd. "SOUL KISS" GREAT. "A little different, but the real sensation of the lighter musical plays Is Genee in the 'Soul Kiss.' After seeing that girl dance, one has to pinch oneself to see if things are real. The play entrances, and it Is like dropping into another world to see the lights, -the swaying dancers and hear the wonderful music. The play Is a real triumph. Another great success; that Is coming this season is Bessie McCoy in the i PHEPAHE TO PAVE ST. Board of Public Works Adopts Resolution to Protect Property Owners. For the guidance of property ownets along Franklin street between Seventh and Fourteenth streets the Board of Works yesterday adopted a resolution to the effect that the prices In the private contract for the proposed paving of the street were fair and reasonable, tmder the agreement the city is to Install the gutters and curb stones and lay the cross streets, this being a trifle more than one-half of the work" from a money standpoint, the property owners to pay for the paving of the street proper. In discussing the proposed paving of Franklin street, the members of the board announced that the contracts for the work are coming In rapidly, looking toward a final agreement in a week's time. In an effort to divert the heavy traffic on East ' Fourteenth street the board today recommended to the City Council that an appropriation be made for the Immediate Improvement of East Twelftn street between Thirteenth and Twenty-third avenues. On recommendation ,'of City Superintendent of Streets Howe the street will be paved with asphalt, he being of the opinion that the traffic will be too heavy for macadam. A number of lumber yards, factories and the properties of the Western Pacific are to be on East Twelfth street, which will result in much travel there. FRANKLIN Ins; her and refuses to contribute toward the maintenance of the second Mrs. Coakley and her child. DENOUNCES HUSBAND. Mrs. William Curtis, mother-in-law of Coakley, Is said to have pleaded with the putative wife, not to take the matter of her mook marriage to court and to have 'offered her inducements which she refused by saying: "I want to see my husband punished for the wrong he has done me. He has made my life a perfect torture for me. I have the scars of his abuse on my headVand arms and limbs. He loved to beat me and then, in a melodramatic manner, would insist upon my pleading i for mercy. My pleadings reminded him of a character in some novel. After beating me severely, he would insist that I kiss him In return. THINKS HIM AFRAID. "He calle me "Tootle" and always promised me that we would remain together for life. When In the theater he said my face haunted him. He swears he loves me, but fears his first wife. He has killed every spark of affection J have ever had for him," ATTRACTIONS Broadway success, "The Three Twins.' Bessie MoCoy was encored fourteen times at the end of one song the night I -saw her, and has the reputation of having responded to thirty-two calls. New York is trooping by thousands to see the play, and the house Is sold out far In advance constantly. YAMA 1'AMA DANCE. "Her famous Yama Yama dance in that play is. a masterpiece of grace and agility, and has largely been responsible for her great success. The clown chorus that comes out with her, twelve of the handsomest girls along Broadway, only Intensifies her success, and the dance is the talk of the town in theatrical circles. "Booth Tarklngton and. Leon Wilson have scored a great success in the "Man From Home," which broke all records In Chicago, and is now drawing crowded houses on Broadway. The common-sense, homely humor of the play, mingled with an exquisite love story, have made It one of the most popular dramas of the season, and for one" to amuse onesself with whole some Indiana humor they can never find anything to equal that play. I enjoyed that, play fully as much as any I saw at all, for I went there tired, expecting to be bores, and never left my seat once, so fascinating was the play. "Theflne1 attractions and returning good times are having a great effect upon the theatrical business, and every manager lrt the East with whom, I talked told me that business was ! picking up, and all predict that this will be one of their banned seasons. I saw every Indication of It myself, as the managers are engaging people, the very best talent, regardless of cost or salary. Just to please the people. "I think, too, that the Pacific Coast will enjoy some of this great prosperity. As I have stated before, we are going to have the very choicest attractions. I have spared no expense in making the Macdonough an attractive place in which these shows can be presented. It is new through- j out. and, while large, has the cosy, comfortable effect so difficult to pro- j duce in an auditorium of that size. The appointments are the most modern and the arrangements of seats, with reference to the stage, make it possible for all persons to hear every word that is said by the actor. ELEGANT THEATER. "The furnishings are elegant throughout, making It Attractive and comfortable for anybody to go there and enjoy themselves." Hall returned much .Improved in health, and will devote , all his time and efforts towards making the Mac donough Theater even more popular. Nothing but first-class attractions have been signed for the winter sea son, offering an unusual opportunity to theatergoers to see all the successes of the year. EIS THE INCREASE y. Thousands Fill Big Pavilron at mora rark to See Art Work, Thousands of art lovers continue to visit Idora Park daily, and the fact that there is always something being added to the already great collection of works of art, brings the same people to "Nuremberg," day after day. Four thousand daily Is a conservative estimate of the attendance, and it is expected that all records will be broken the closing days of this week. This is the last week of the exhibition and also the last week of Idora Park this winter. , Some splendid features have been added to the department of Acadian homespuns, under the supervision of Miss Daingerfield. One . exhibit in particular attracts much i attention, and that is the book covers designed by Mrs. Ruth Merrill. Four of these books are valued at more I than two thousand dollars, an offer of that sum having been made for them and refused. The book covers are all hand embroidered and the designs and ex ecution mark them as works of art that can but seldom be seen in the west. Other embroideries I by . thcl same lady, which won for i her gold medals at the Pan-American expos! tion are also on display as are also , soma designed by Mrs. Ruth Merrill ATT I CHICAGO, Oct. 29. R. T. Braeme of Sacramento, Cal., last night engaged in a hand-to-hand combat with James Barnes, an alleged crook. In the saloon of C. H. Carter, on South Clark street, and both men are dead as a result of wounds sustained in the fight. Barnes, it is said, robbed Braeme through a confidence game while the latter was in New York on a pleasure trip, recently. Braeme stabbed Barnes to the heart, but himself received knife wounds about t'.te throat which" caused his death from exhaustion by loss of blood. The Sacramento man had papers in his pockets which showed he was engaged in the lumber business. OPERATORS OF SLOT MACHINES ARE EINED SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29. Heavy sentences were Imposed today by Police Judges Conlan and Weller on several men convicted of operating and playing slot machines as gambling devices. Judges Conlan and Weller hold with Chief of Police Blggy that the checks are equivalent to cash and therefore their payment is a violation of the anti-gambling law. Baseball Man Is Political Speaker NEW YORK. Oct. 29. "Christie" Mat-thewson, the famous pitcher of the New York Natlonlal League baseball team, will be one of the speakers at a Democratic mass meeting in the Twenty-third Assembly distrlcttonight. John J. Hayes, winner of the Marathon race at London, and a number of other members of the' American Olympian team will occupy seats on 'the platform. 200 Lives in Danger From an Early Fire (Special to The Tribune.) SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29. A fire, caused by crossed electric wiresr broke out early yesterday in the basement of the Schmidt building, at 12 Gry street. When the Janitor opened-Jhe elevator doors he was al most suffocated by the smoke which poured forth, and a still alarm was turned In by Policemen Cavanaugh and Read. The blaze was put out with slight loss, but the two hundred occupants of the building in which the fire originated, and those on the other wide, were cut off from telephonic communication through the work of an Inexperienced lineman who, In cut ting the electric wires, severed almost every wire in the vicinity. Bank President.Is Hurt in Auto Crash SACRAMENTO, Oct. 29. E. A. Nico las, vice president of the Fort Sutter Na tional Bank, was severely injured this afternoon in an automobile accident at Twenty-eighth and T streets. The automobile collided with a work train of the Sacramento Selectrlc, Gas and Rail-was Company and was wrecked. '. , Castellane and His ExWife May Settle PARIS, Oct. 29. The petition of Count Bonl de Castellane for modification of the decree of divorce obtained by his wife, who was Miss Anna Gould of New York, on account of her subsequent marriage to Prince Helie De Sagan, came up in the tribunal of the Seine today, but at the request of the defense the hearing was adjourned until November 4. The count makes this petition with the idea of giving his mother custody of his children. RAISE HOSPITAL FUNDS BY BIG RUMMAGE SALE The Fablola Hospital Association will hold a rummage sale at 814 Washington street, Saturday, November 7, and Wednesday, November 11. from 9 o'clock a. m. to a p. m. The women of the association have made an appeal to the public for men's, women's and children's clothing, shoes, hats, veils, curtains, chairs, tables, dishes and household (articles of any kind which may be assist in defraying-expenses of the hospital. The entire proceeds derived from the sale of articles will be turned over to the hospital fund. In connection with this, a special public sale at the same time and place will be held. Old pieces of garden hose, -rubber overshoes and other rubber goods will be accepted. 18 SOLDIERS ARREST TENNESSEE EDITOR NASHVILLK, Tenn., Oct. 29. A dispatch from Union City announces the arrest and detention of James Brice, editor of the Troy, Tennessee, News Banner. Whether he is suspected of; aiding and abetting the night riders is not given out. He was' ar rested at Troy by a detachment of eighteen soldiers and taken to camp. STUDENTS BRANDED BY HOT IRON ON HEADS LOS ANGELES, Oct. ZJ. Bearing the initials "K. D." burned so deeply Into their foreheads that it is feared thev are marked for life, Edgar Lusk and Frank Ritchie, . two youths of thin citv. today admitted that they were branded wun tne letters during thetr initiation into the. Kappa Delta secret fraternity. The youths' parents are lndie-nani: owr the threatened disfiguration of their sons and today started an investigation and executed under her direction by St. Albans Institute, of Columbus. Ohio. The workers in leather. Conner and brass continue to be of great interest to the visitors and many new booths nave Deen erected and occupied bv some of the leading craftsmen of the uia world, who have recently arrived on the scene. ; - -z .-rr ' I vs I Ol ' ' 11 it 4 to&fctotttrnin-ti in mm, , imimiit j ; ! " )f ....... .. .-J HARRY THOMAS Harry Thomas, Son of Ex-Mayor, Has Rich Property Near Bakersfield. News has been received that Harry Thomas, son of Ex-Mayor W. R. Thomas of this city, has discovered an oil well near Bakersfield, which will be a source of great revenue In the course of tl'me. fit flows now at Letter of an obscene character, purported to have been written by Mrs. Martin were read to the Jury yesterday af ternoon. . Before reading 'them, Assistant ' District Attorney Hynes told the women In the courtroom that they would receive a shocK. several arose ana went out. while many remained. When Hynes reached the questionable portions . they IN tenders Luncheon in honor of her cousin SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 29. Miss Mary Keeney gave a luncheon today in honor of her cousin. Miss.lnnes Keeney. The other guests were Miss Florence Hopkins, Miss Ausrusta Foute. Miss Jeanne Gal- lols. Miss Suzanne Klrkpatrick. Miss Mat"! Wilson, the Misses Newhall and Mist Clara Allen. Dr. and Mrs. Keeney have sold their Clay-street house and intend moving into one they have recently bought on Buchanan street, near Pacific avenue. Miss Innes Keeney. their niece. Is one of the most attractive of the debutantes, and although of a very different type from Miss Mary, she Is equally as pretty. Mrs. Orvllle Pratt will be the hostess at an informal tea next Friday afternoon. Miss Maye Colburn entertained twelve guests at a handsomely appointed luncheon yesterday at tKe Franclsca Club. The table was artistically decorated with yellow chrysanthemums'-and autumn leaves. Miss Anna Weller, the guest of honor, was beautifully gowned In old rose cloth. The other guests were Miss Suzanwe Kirkpatrick, Miss Maud Wilson. Miss In-nens Keenev. Miss Lolita Burling. Miss Ethel McAllister, Miss Ethel Shorb, Miss' PREPARES TO GET EARLY RETURNS County Clerk Cook Expects to Have Complete Figures in Two Hours. Arrangements for an attempt to break', all speed records In the compilation 'of election returns from Alameda county by the use of voting machines have been completed by County Clerk Cook. He anticipates having the complete returns on the wire to be flashed over the country by 8 o'clock, two hours j after the closing of polls. $ For this purpose nearly 150 voting machines will be distributed throughout the county. Returns from Oak land, Berkeley, Emeryville, Alameda and Brooklyn township will be forwarded on sheets, but the returns from the country districts will be sent over the phone. A full force of deputies will be put at work compiling the flg- ures, and at least four adding machines will be attheir disposal. Last night th'e"election officials for the county met afthe County Clerk's office and were given final instructions of their duties. The voting machines have been brought in from the various stations where they were being demonstrated, and all machines are now being inspected and locked for the election. . Ground Is Broken For Savings Bank Ground was broken yesterday for the building to be erected by the Telegraph Avenue Savings Bank, at a site on that avenue and ..Forty-ninth street. The building is to front 50 feet on the avenue and extend to a depth of 100 feet on the street. This, the youngest bank In the city, is financed bv a nuitiber of well ' known Oakland business men, headed by W. B. Thomas as president; Dr. C. A. Dukes, first vice-president; Joseph Bosso, second vice president;. Harold Everhart, secretary, a. Vender Naillen is to be cashier. The directors are: 3. L. Bosso, P. Cas-serly, E. Cavanagh, John Dacha, E. H. Dettner, Dr. C. A. Dukes. Harold Everhart, Dr. A. S. Kelly, P. McDonnell. Rev. Nelson Saunders, Waldo E. Smith, J. W. Annls, W. B. Thomas, A. Vender Naillen Jr., W. A. Walker. The building is to be of concrete and equipped with all modern banking facilities and equipment, and its completion "in January is to be marked with a celebration and the installation of elec :eieora.iion tiiiu iu msmmiiuu vi eieu-- trailers in the, business section that joart of the city. 1 AT HIS OIL WELL. the rate of 200 barrels a day without pumping. Experts who have examined the well believe th.at the property will prove of great value. Mr. Thomas Is well known in Oakland. His many friends are predicting a success in this new enterprise. Wl TRIAL hung their heads. These letters were probably the moat vulgar that have been read In a court room in thjs county. Hynes said he expected to show by them that while Mrs. Martin had told John to be a good "boy, she made him read and mall these vulgar missives written to prominent men in Trinity county and implicating them with improper relations with young girls and women of bad repute. Augusta Foute, Miss Vera de Sabla and Miss Erna St. Goar. Miss Weller will be formally presented to society at a large reception that her grandmother, Mrs. Mc-Mullin, will give at the Fairmont. - Miss Alice Oge entertained about a dozen guests at luncheon , at her home in San Rafael today. Miss Oge resembles her handsome sister, Mrs. Truxtun Beale, very strongly. It is a matter of regret that she has decided to remain In 3an Rafael all winter. Miss Kathleen de Young will entertain at a tea next Thursday afternoon. Miss Lola Berry, who has Ju'st returned from a delightful summer in the East, will remain In Ross for the winter. Mrs. Joseph Donahoo has decided to come to San Francisco for the winter and will occupy her home on Broadway and Fillmore street. Her daughter, Miss Josephine, will be one of the debutantes for whom there will undoubtedly be a great deal of entertaining, as besides many friends she has a large family connection. TO STRIKE GASES OFF THE DOCKET Judge Ellsworth Says Will Clear His Calendar When Attorneys Do Not Appear, "There are fifteen to twenty cases set for trial in this department coming up every day and unless attorneys for the parties involved appear here and answer when the cases are called, a good marly of them will be stricken from the docket." With these words Judge Ellsworth gave notice yesterday of his intention to clear up his calendar, one of the heaviest in the five departments of the Superior Court. A further difficulty is encountered in the expediting of trials owing to inability to get juries gn.shoVt notices. The regular Jury panel of 100 names serves for criminal as well as civil cases and delays often enstie because the panel Is in use in one department and the others have to wait. The judges have long considered a plan to have separate panels for civil and criminal departments. Judge Ellsworth maintained that much of the confusion was due to carelessness of attorneys in falling to appear. , : Strikes Footpad in Face of a Revolver SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 29. After com ing out from under his automobile, which had broken down at the corner of Bryant and Third streets, at 3 o'clock this morning, Frank Elbs, a machinist, residing at 2662 York street, found ' himself gasing into the barrel of a large revolver held by a masked thug, who demanded that he throw up" his hands. For a moment Elbs was taken back. He had been working hard at the machine and was breathing rapidly from exertion. Summoning all his strength, however. Ire suddenly struck the thug a blow and made off on a run up the street. Two bocks away he encountered Policeman Thomas B. Hobis, who returned with him and made a. search of the neighborhood, but the robber had. made geod his escape. ' $2,000,000 WORK OF CARS ORDERED PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 29. Orders for $2,000,000 worth of modern rolling stock equipment made by Vice-President and General Manager J. P. O'Brien of the Harrlman lines In this territory some time ago, has been honored, orders hav . , - - - be placed and deliveries wUl be- ta about January 1st. Mil I President Declares Both Are - Representative American? and Predicts Sweeping Vic tory for Party. NEW YORK. Oct. 29. President Roosevelt has sent to C. B. Wolfran. editor of the Herald, a letter praising William H. Taft and Governor Hughes; and predicting the success of Taft and the Governor's re-election. The ' lette which was made public here Is as fol lows: "Washington, Oct 27, 190. "My Dear Mr. Wolfran: I thank you for your remembrance of my birthday. Will you let me take this opportunity to thank you in return for the admirable work you are doing for clean and honest govern ment by your support of Taft and Hughes. I have profennd faith in the good sense and conscientious devotion to you, and the high Ideals of my fellow Americans of German birth or German parentage. I am certain that they will go right if only the facts can be clearly presented to them, and. thanks, largely to your efforts, the facts are thus being clearly presented. - , "Mr. Taft stands in the nation and Mr. Hughes stands in the State for that high order of governmental efficiency and that high standard of - rnvmmntnl hnneatv. the union of which Is absolutely essential in order to secure good government. 'Each adheres, and has always adhered, in public and private life, to the moat Infiexjble standard of honesty and fair dealing, as between man and man. Each represents what is best in American citisenshlp. Not r one word of any kind can be truthfully said against the private or public character of either. x "Each has the broadest sympathies for his fellow citizens for I hardly need say that the accusation that Governor Hughes is a narrow and Illiberal man is preposterously false. I believe that the victory of one in the national election and the other in the 8tate Is assured by overwhelm--Ing majorities, and I thank you for the way in which by your efforts you have contributed 'to bring about this result. "With all retard, believe me ' ' "Sincerely yours, V "THEODORE ROOSEVELT. E OF JUVENILE Sheriff BarnetXSays Los Angeles System of Treating Innnrrinibles Is Best. Sheriff Frank Barnet heartily endorses the system on which a Juvenile detention home is conducted at Los Angeles, after having completed an extended Investigation of its workings. "The detention home plan seems to be the' ideal method of treating children who are Incorrigible or youths who are' first offenders," said the sheriff. "Inmates of the home are surrounded with the best possible influences and the thing which appeals to all humanitarians is that they do not come In contact with adult offenders. This contact with adults has made the old system of handling Juvenile criminals and delinquents one of the most vicious to be imagined. MAKES CRIMINALS. "Children connnea in a jau or penitentiary , with cider men, come out adepts In crime, with their self-respect entirely gone and the stamp of confirmed criminality upon them. None of this can occur with a well equipped detention home." Bamet's research is of nartlculai Interest at present as the Board of Supervisors has agreed to equip a detention home for the work of probation being carried on by Probation. Officer Ruess. FIRST OFFENDERS. That reform In the treatment of first offenders Is a subject much In the public mind, was shown by the fact that the State platforms for all parties contained a plank advocating adult re-' formatories for first offenders instead of the penitentiary. Barnet also inspected Whittier State school, near Los Angeles, where several youngsters from this county are learning useful trades during their, minority. He praised the administration of the place S SYSTEM CORRECTION and said, good results were had there. The trip was made when the sheriff took Chester Darjing, an incorrigible, to Whittier for the remainder of his minority. ' ..... Must Pay Brokers Their Commission SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29. In thej United States Circuit Court this morning. Judge Dietrich handed down an oral decision that Bradley and McKlnstry, satd to be wealthy mine owners, extensively Interested in Nevada property, must pay to Jannins, Stubblns gc Smith, trokers, deferred commission on the sale of the Buster mine in Idaho. ' The brokers consumated the deal, Bradley and McKlnstry agreeing to pay $100,-000 for the mine In three installments, $50,000 in the first and $25,000 m the second and third. Bradley and McKlnstry paid the 10 per cent commission on the first Installment, but failed to do so on the second., saying they Intended t abandon the mine. The) brokers sued fo their commission. GETS LlfEJENTENCt RENO, Oct. 29. Albert T. JackmanJ found guilty of the murder of John Merits at Ooldfield, has - been sentenced to life imprisonment in the Nevada penitentiary by Judge Langan. Jackcua's) attorneys wUl appeal the case. : v -'- ;lrC ,-v ' -x. I .4

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