Most Expensive Meal in American History

CHARLES EVANS HUGHES IN SAN FRANCISCO

With the exception of the single day Charles Evans Hughes campaigned in San Francisco, the law and order committee had little lasting effect on San Francisco or California politics. The open shop theory was the prime justification for its existence and the heyday of the robber Barons were at an end. Unionization was about to come age. In two decade the Mooney-Billings Affair would be a footnote in a book of California history or a short aside in an upper division class in American history. But the committee overestimated its…