Bakersfield Californian, May 29, 1914

Bakersfield Californian

May 29, 1914

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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - May 29, 1914, Bakersfield, California BAKERSFIELD DOY LOSES HIS FIGHT FOR LIFE IN THE SUPREME COURT I 12 PAGES Mt Millfield iaiifotftiian Largest net paid circulation between Fresno and Los Angeles. COMPLETE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE VOL. XXVHAKEHSFIKLD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY. MAN 2!I. I'M I. No. 2T>KOVER OIC THOUSAND LIVES LOST * A * A * * a * * A * * A * ■: a t- * A A * * A ■!< * A* * A * Few Saved From Wreck of Steamer Empress of Ireland SIX BUILDINGS NIE [ekm co*i aofnen]iUKDUTUK NO! IO Coaling Ship Storstad Plows Deep RALPH FARISS MUSI RAZED BT FLAMES Killed in Cage Accident Til TI People Silli er Loss of Over Fen Thousand I lollers I IRE WAS EARLY TODAY ACCEPT THE NOTE SENE BY GEN. Conference Awaits Replies Prom Washington and (ieneral I Inerla FIRING ON STEAMERS I lospilal, I louses, Rai n and Anlomhile Rum: I attle Insurance. ♦ ♦ Those Who Lost (\ e. Painter, Taft Hospital Building, $2,500.    j S. A. Itainey, hospital fixtures and frame cottage, $3,000. A. .NI. Keene, residence and two , cottages, $2,000. Pioneer Market Company, barn and one automobile, $2,000. Total. I IO,no I. Tile insurance on all amounts to about $2,000. ♦ ♦ Special to Californian. TAFT, May 29. -Fire, which started in the kitchen of the Taft hospital at It:30 o’clock this morning, totally destroyed six buildings before tho flames could be checked, tile loss is estimated at $10,000. The fire, which was of unknown origin, was discovered by Miss Riley, night nurse at the hospital. Fortunately there was but one patient in the hospital, Mrs. Irwin, Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Lewis having left during the afternoon. M. Ferguson of the Cnion Oil Company, who is suffering with a badly injured foot, was the remaining patient. Ile was aroused in plenty of time to escape with his clothes. Fired Revolver Hearing the crackling of the flames aud seeing a light. City Recorder Sam Birchard, ran to the door of his residence and seeing the fire, discharged a revolver in the air, giving an alarm. vt about the same time VV. G. McGuire also shot off a revolver a uuiu-i her of times. This awakened Misses Kelley and I Hnrkey, who reside in the nurses' cottage, Misses Rainey and Spann, I). R iianhart and A. M. Keene and family, .w ho reside in the cottages adjoining i f the hospital. Lost Everything The flames spread so rapidly that TAM Ay FA, Pa., May 2!).—I Li 14Ii I miners were killed in an anthracite colliery near here today when a cn#e in which they were bein# hoisted was pulled over a shal t tunnel. C harles Hecker Sentenced to L.    T    ~    .    n Die for .Murder Mexuans at Acapulco Shoo!  -al    Ships    in    Harbor;    In- Slayer of Herman Ro*enthal To Go To    f|: Electric Chair During Week of    ti    Kills    I    tai    I    ti. July 6 lf Appeal Is Not Filed --NIAGARA FALLS. May 29. -Tho NKW YORK, May 29 Charles mediators have practically decided not Becker was sentenced today to die in to receive the communication from the electric chair at Sing Sing prison General Carranza, brought here today during the week beginning July ti for ; by Juan I'rquldi. the constitutionalist the murder of Herman Rosenthal. j agent. Ambassador ha (lama called When he received the sentence I on the American delegates to inform Becker appeared calm. He even turned them of tile decision and word was to friends .ii the court room and also communicated to the Huerta dele-smiled.    gates. Martin P. Manton, Becket s lawyer,1 Juan F. Crquidi, private secretary said an appeal won.- he filed next to Rafael Zubaran, the constitutional- Hole in the Side of Huge Ocean Liner PAY PENALTY; IS Ripped From Amidship to Stern, Vessel Sinks j Fat ts Ahoui lll-faied Ship , in St. Lawrence River While Passengers are Asleep i nTheir Cabins; Train Carrying Relief to Survivors at Rimouski is Wrecked; Only Few on Steamer are Picked I p by Relict Vessels. Monday. Flairs at Half Mast in Honor of Steamer’s Dead Insurance on Wrecked Vessel Nearly Three Million Dollars; Bonds Offered at Discount LONDON, May 29. The flags on shipping offices in London were low- later in the day ered to half mast on receipt of the news of ti e disaster to the Fun press of Ireland ist agent at Washington, arrived here hearing a communication from General Carranza to the mediators. sa* itig lie is willing to send a representa five to the mediation conference to discuss intel national differences he tween the I'nited States and Mexico. Not Received. When lie arrived at the Hotel e’lif ton lie sent his card to Ambassador Ha (lama, who sent down word that he was ‘busy," hut did not say whether or not he would receive him Xlthough Mr Frquidi declined to make public the contents of the communication, it is understood General The insurance held af Lloyd’s on the Carranza reiterates his original dec Kmpress of Ireland amounts to $2,-900,000. When the first news of the accident arrived a considerable amount of bonds were offered at 17 1-4 per cent. Fellow C onvict Stabs Prisoner During Quarrel Aration that he accepted mediation iii principle on the condition that international questions alone should be discussed. When the mediators learned of the arrival of the constituoinalist agent itw as said the negotiations had been proceeded to a point where the constitutionalists no longer could hope to have a voice iii them. Conferences here are at a standstill. awaiting replies from the Washing-Man Who Tried to Blow Up Chief of    io'1 a,1(i Huerta governments on the Police at Loc Angeles, in a    ',lun of ,h“ mediators for the settle- Prison Fiasco    ment of the Mexican question. __‘‘Very    Unsatisfactory.” SAN QUENTIN, May 29.—Carl Warr WASHINGTON, May 29 - The lat serving a twenty vear sentence iii the est development iii the Mexican situ-the Keene family barely got out with state penitentiary here for attempting ation apparently was not construed anything other than one armful of to blow up the office of die chief of here as affecting the success of tho clothes, die children having nothing! police in ixia Angeles, was stabbed, negotiations. Secretary Bryan and hut their night clothes Keene’s loss is perhaps fatally, by a fellow convict other officials, as they entered the total with an insurance of $600. I) It. I today. His assailant was Sam Baxter, White House for the cabinet meeting, Iianhart, living in the first cottage in under sentence of two years for bur- declared the situation was still “pro the rear of tile Keene residence, suf-■ glary. The at fray resulted from a grassing satisfactorily, p.pnd a loss of about ^50, lie rescuing^ quarrel over a dishpan in that part of Secretary Bryan ami Secretary Halibut    part    of    ills    clothes.    Miss    Spmin    the prison known as t rank \ alley,    ic Is both said they still were without mid    Miss    Rainey    rescued their    trunks,    Baxter used an improvised knife,    information ot the reported landing with hut little more taken from their wounding Warr twice n the neck, cit the* large cargoes of the \ pi panga home before the flames drove all once in the jaw', and five times iii the and Bavaria at I ueito Mexico No Orders Exchanged. Secretary Garrison said today General Funston had neither sent nor received instructions for adjusting he* situation arising from the arrival of the German steamer Bavaria ut Vera Cruz without manifest. General Funston so far has made no report of the incident. Firing on Steamers. ON BOARD IT. S. S. CALIFORNIA, and made a hard fight but the flames charged w ith the murder of W. Put-1 Martian,    'ia vvirele*ss had too much of a start on them to he    nam Cramer, a Chicago magazine    bo-    to    San    Diego,    May    29    Reports    hav    * l1(qd down.    licitor, in a hotel here, November    18.    reached the    American fleet    here of    a>- The explosion a drum of gasoline    lust. at tile Pioneer Market Company stable caused much excitement and anxiety.!    RIFLE    INVENTOR    DIES. A. M. Weaver, scared by the scatter-, STNTTGART, May 29.—Peter Paul ing flames, ran into an obstruction.    Von Mauser, inventor of the rifle bearbind Iv bruising his right eye.    ing ills name, died today, aged 76. away from it.    I body. Warr was unarmed. Autos Were Saved    j A short time ago, Warr tried to es The barn of the Pioneer Market cape from the jute mill, and was found across the alley contained a number hiding in the rafters. of horsed and several automobiles. All the autos, which were insured, were DR. ELAN CLEARED OF CHARGE, gotten out, one almost new car, which    Or MURDERING W. P. CRAMER had not been insured, being a mass of    KANSAS CITY, May 29. Not guilty, flame before the fire fighters could was the verdict of a jury returned get to It.    today iii the case of Dr. Wni. T. Elam, I The fire boys had plenty of water a prominent physician of St Joseph. tacks on steamers in the harbor of Acapulco by Mexicans. The violence (Continued on Page Eight.) QI EBEL, May 2!).- The special Canadian Fat alit relief train carn in# survivors I rom Hie steamship j Empress o! Ireland was derailed shortly aller leasiii# Rimouski. So far as is known, no one was in jured. Ail other train was immediatclv made up. HIMOrSkh Quebec, May -D. Probably more than a thou sand lives and and surely not loss than TDD were* lost when Hie #reat (’.anadian-Paeitie liner Empress ol Ire land sank Indore dawn todav in the St. Lawrence river, ripped open I rom amidships to stern by the Danish collier Storstad. I bis was the estimate' made here Ibis at h i noon where the hysterical survivors, many cd them pitiably maimed and almost naked, were In'ing brought. It was hasid on the tact that th« Empress carried I bo persons all told, cd whom IT'.I1.1 we're rescuedi and landed hen by the' ships Eureka and Lady Eve lyn I he r Storstad at Inst reported to have mon* than THM! survivors on hoard, lias sailed for Quebec aller landing only a handlul cd rescued and a number cd dead. Few First Cabin Passengers Saved. OI those saved, crew membeis and third-class passengers predominated. I'rom partial lists available at I o'clock it was evident that hut a mere sprinkling cd Hie first cabin passengers were saved. Only three names of those in the cabins appeared in the preliminary lists cd rescued. I hey were ii. \V. ti. Henderson and ('.. Iv. Lurk address unstated, and Walter Fenton, of Manchester. England. The stricken vessel sank as ii she we re lead. All explosion apparently original ini* in lu r engine room, hastened lu r end and those persons who were able to make their way from theii cabins found themselves on a perilously slanting de k. Many leaped and were drowned. Others we re fortunate enough to grasp driftwood or were picked up by life boats. It is apparent that the areal hole torn in the ship s side admitted such a delude cd waler Ilia! many must have been overcome in tle ir beds. Broke Vims and Leu* in Leap. I'he rescued, builtin# their way to the life boats from the careen in# cleck, Hinging desperately lo the rails or tenpin# blindly overboard, broke their arms or !e#s or otherwise indued llieni-si Ives so badly thai twenty-two died aile r be in# pic ked up. (iroanin#. and in some eases practically insensible, others we re landed here, while Hie- populace1 cd I lit' village gathered with medicines and stimulants lo relie ve their suffering. A special train was made up this afternoon on which many were taken to Quebec and Montreal. The president of the' Eanadian-Laeifie railroad issued a statement tills afternoon say in# that the Empress had sunk within fourteen minutes. No one aboard had time to seize his beton# m#s. much less dress. Those found in IIh* lift* boats we're in their night clothes. The women suffered most. Only a few we're saved, aceta din# lo th early lists, anti indications are that they lacked the strength to combat conditions which confronted tlx iii There was not. as was the ease tai the Titanic, time for calm deliberation anti rigid observance of the unwritten rule of the sea, "women first.M A party of Salvation Army ii emln rs en route to Loudon was almost wiped out. Lawrence Ii vin#, son of the late Sir Henry Irving, is among the missing, anti other prominent persons in the- first cabin were unaccounted for late this afternoeni. When the1 rescue ships Eureka aud Lady Eve lyn reached tile Scene silently before daybreak they found nine life he vats from the1 Empress all jammed l ull anet many e>l tile occupants woundt el It was still dark. WreeJoig. eeiveretl the river everywhere The Storstad. lier bow badly crumpled, was still on the- sce ne picking up Inc living wherever she- could. Iii tine of the lift boats crouched Captain Kendall, commander <>l the Empress dazed and greatly shake n. He had le aped I'rom the* etc ck anti laid het ii pickt ti up by members tit his crew. ■■■■■HI Vessel VV as Built in 190ft | j Tilt* Em pro • of Irrinne! was a I1 I twin serow vessel of 14,191 tons. She was heil in G.asgow ill 19el6 by tho Fairfiolel Company, Ltd., anti was owned by tho Canadian Pacific Railroad Company. She* carried a full wireless equipment. Tho ,>t< rstad registered 6,028 teens. M io was built by tho Armstrong, White-worth Company at Newcastle In 1911 ana bor owner Is the Put’ipsk Aktb'selk Maritime of Christiana, Norway Sin- is a single scrc'w vessel and is loaded with < rat. Sh* carrie s a crew of fifty men. The* disaster retails the accident ti the sifter ship e>f Ute ill-fated vessel, the Empress of Britain, which two years ago rammed and sank the collier Helvetia in almost the- sunie- plate that tile collision o< i ut red early today. TRIAL c I Bakersfield Lad Not Allowed lo Withdraw Fica of (iiiillv SENTENC ED TO DEATH Supreme (lour! Claims Thai Every Legal Bight Has Been Accorded. TI ON WRECK SAN FRANCISCO. May 29 The ap peal of Ralph Far!ss. alias John Bostick e*f Bakersfield, for a new trial, ami for a reversal of the oreler of th*' lower court eieynlng him the right to withdraw his plea of guilty, was denied today by the Supreme court. The e-ourt held that Karlas, who is under sentence of death for the murder of Horace Montague during a train robbery at lane Angeles, has been accorded every legal rigtit by the lower court. Ralph Farlss was born and raised in Bakersfield, his parents tieing Mr. and Mrs. James A Farlss of 815 Monterey street. East Bakersfield. Paris* was arrested in San Pianctsco. December 23. 1913 on the charge of holding up the Southern Pacific train at Del Monte and killing Horace E. Montague tm official of the road, tie was captured through the aid or one of the passenger!'* who had been robbed and reeognizeel Farina on the street. He gave Ills name as Bostick, lie was . men in I a is Angeles, confessing on the train to the- sheriff, lie was sentenced to hang for his crime on December 27 Through a newspaper Mrs. Farlss. file motlier of the boy, was apprized of rn**- of telegraph! Die fact that tit*- bandit supposeel to from the m cue ‘ Rostlck wa* in reality her son. a picture of the criminal having caught Lit) ner eye. Efforts were made to get a re trial bv the Farris and friends with lite result that the son was brought into e-ourt again and tried, but the same* sentence was given ny Judge t mig al la** Angeles. He was to have been executed on March 6th but received a stay of execution of 90 days from Governor Johnson. Far las was also charged with the murder of Edward Driscoll, a seventeen year old boy whom Farisa is alif get! to have encountered and shot when attempting tit rob an apartment house. This latter crime, however, was never proved. Intended to Kill. The Supreme Court upheld the lower court on every objection. The decision said that when Parts* entered the Southern Pacific train Decent->er jl 1913. armed with a revolver, Acre    sufficient to    ae*-    it Was Iii* intent to kill and ruled, ry much    larger ti urn-    "that even if Paris* killed .Montague DELAY OF OFFICIAL DETAILS IS CAUSED BY LACK OF TELE PHONES AND TELEGRAPH MONTREAL, May 29.- Sir Thomas Sliaughnessy, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Issued the following statement: ‘ Til** odti’U” -nile*, becense •'* *be great loss of life, is tile most serious in the history of me St. Lawrence route. “Owing to the *1 ist *ir telephone station of Hi*- wreck, there is an unavoiduhl delay In se* wring official detail we '-xpeet a report from Captain Kendall iii the course* of the afternoon. Stopped in Fog "From tho facts us we have them, it is apparent that about 2 o'clock this morning th** Empress of Ireland, when stopped in a dense fog. was rammed on tile Portville by the Norwegian eol-lier Storstad, in such a manner as to tear the ship from the middle to the sere?*, thus making the water tight bulkheads xvitll which sh** was provided, useless. "The vessel settled down iii It minutes. The acc,dent occurred at a time when (lie passengers were* in lied, and th** interval In*fore the steamship went down was mu sufficient to liable the' officers to arouse the* passengers aud get them into the he>ats, of which thor commodate a bf-r of people than tho-*- on    board, in* accidentally,” as    was    contended    by eluding the pa angers and    crew.    the defense, "nevertheless,    it    is    first Sympathy of Company    degre»e murder.” "That such un accident should be    On the    question of    Insanity, the possible in th** Bt lawrence and to a higher court held that the evidence vessel of the class of th*' Etuproas of given before the lower court in I,os Ireland, with ever , po:-able pree-au- Angeles showed unquestionably that finn taken by the owners to secure Fariss was not insane. safety for tin- pa "liger* and vessel    “It was    an atrocious    crime,” says L elepioiubh. Ti!*- .added feature of    the court,    "and we can    see no reason the iii a-der Is, of emirs* , th** great w hy tile lower court was not justified In- . of lift-, aud the heartfelt syne in pronouncing the tleatn sentence." pa ll i > of everybody connected with    Th** decision charae-ierized Monta- th«- company goes out to th** relatives gue. the slayer's victim, who was shot aud friend of those who met death iii down when he resisted Fariss, as a the ill fated steamship.*'    brave man    _ Day’s Doings in Congress ********* Memorial Dav Address Passengers Saved. Those in tin* first ami second cahill-known to have- been saved up to ■ o'clock this afternoon, air. G \V. S. Henderson, of Montreal; shock was terrific, lie was aslee p in I his cabin. Ile jumped from bed. put ( on a dressing gown and went direct | Iv to wake up two of his friends, tell ing them he thought the ship wa FOOT 26.718 ACRES ICE 1908 FIGURES compiled bv the- Kern b r last, the time the land was placed j County laind Company, from upon the marked. January, 1908, to May I. of this Within the years named, that is year, disclose that that corporation since 1908, the greatest acreage wa-! itas sold a total of 26.718 acr<*s of l»”d sold by the company iii 1909, the total j including the well known Greenfield being 5680. Iii 1913 some 3000 acre-property.    with the Bl after lands on the market, I In the Shatter subdivision which were disposed of. hut in 1914. even. contained 7000 acres originally onlv and generously advertised, sales have 2uv0 acres have been sold since Decent- Rioted but 1088 acres.    I May 29. The WASHINGTON, day iii Congress: Senate: Met at 11 a. til . Debate* was resumed on the re peal of the Panama tolls exemp lion. House: Speaker Clark was absent and Representative Hay of presided. Representative Smith of Virgin it delivered a memorial chiv dress. *    I Debate on the Clayton omnibus' C. It. Burt. Walter Fenton, Miss Alice ‘ sinking. He- then went on deck and Lee, Nassau, Bahamas; Miss Court,’came back a second time to see if his Liverpool, Eng.; Walter Krginger. friends had left their e-ahin, but in (this may h«- J Krginger of Winni- his excitement he went on the wrong peg); B. Weinruch, Montreal.    dee:k. Thf* ship was then sinking so When the train arrived here- he*ar- fast lie could hardly stand, ing survivors it was a pitiful sight to ii*- took hold of a rope on the aide see them alight. Most wore little of the ship and swung into a life boat. clothing. Many bael to be carried boti- He said he had not seen his friends ily. A woman had broken a leg and and feared they were drowned, shoulder and a man had two legs Few women and children were sav broken. They were carried to the hotel e-d. They were asleep in their cabins Virginia $ opposite th* station ll. R. O'Hara when the slop sank and the a<detent and his little girl, Helen, were saved, occurred so quickly they could not be hit* un to the present no news of Mrs. rescued. ad-? O’Hara has been received. She prole    Wireless    Operators    Saved. ably drowned.    One    woman    who    was    garbed    only Was Asteep in Cabin.    in a vest jumped overboard and swam antitrust Dill was resumed A young Englishman said that when tin* ship was struck by the collier the H HIGHWAY THROUGH COUNTY TO BE EEI IGI!WW < untnis .-mr Darling It is also giveu out definitely that ton, receiving definite assurance the contract from Rose Station to the from Chairman Ii. A. .bistro that -auth line of the county through the the '-fillii' v is prepared t< $180,01)0 aoditiumil state money to be applied to the the state high wa . decker* take ov*r bonds, the hut’-'ing of s that bids ■ ane! th*- conelet Iou of the > end of I nion As announce*! Ten ai will he awarded within a few V'.k- On that section of the road. the trading only will he done this sea an iii order that the roadbed may have opp. rtunity to settle. However, even that will give a good surfaea-d road, • lid with it- construction the state highway wall reach from Hie county (Continued on Cage Fight.) will be called for ut on tract let for tin* conn seventeen miles from t avenue to Rose Btu!ion in these columns rec ently, the contract boundary line north to the boundary for the con struct iou id ' irteeu mil* * line south, aud it is said th*' road will south of Bakersfield on Cnion avenue he open to travel before the winter has already been awarded.    ;    rains come. ;