Oakland Tribune, February 15, 1905

Oakland Tribune

February 15, 1905

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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - February 15, 1905, Oakland, California COMPLETE- Associated Press LST HTKUf. WEATHER FRANCISCO. AND OUDY THIS AFTERNOON, TONIG HT AND THURSDAY; NOR THEAST WIND. VOL OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY NO. 18O HE PLUNGED KNIFE INTO HER FACE Beautiful Mrs, Lawrence Will Bear Scars For Life, A REPRIEVE -J. Her a Stay. Board of Pardons Want Her Testimony m Case of Her Accomplice. Mrs. Laura I. Lawrence, -wife of (Seorge B. Lawrence, club man and capitalist, -was stabbed in the neck and cheek by her husband, a.bout 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon in their residence, B655 Piedmont avenue. NARROW ESCAPE. She had a narrow escape from al- most instantaneous death and will be BisCgured for life. The attack upon her is said to have been inspired by Jealousy, Mrs. Lawrence being consid- ered a. beautiful woman. She says her husband intended to kill her. SUIT FOR DIVORCE. Owing to domestic infelicity and a pending suit for divorce -which Mrs. Lawrence brought only a few days ago, the couple have been living apart for about two months. Mrs. Lawrence to live with a Mrs. Sprinkle, a next door neighbor. Mrs. -William E. Burton, a friend of Mrs. Lawrence, also boards with Mrs. Sprinkle. Mr. Lawrence has been occupying the family residence with an old man nam- ed who has lived with the family several years, working around the house and yard. SHE WENT HOME. A few minutes-before 5 o'clock Mrs. Lawrence, knowing her husband was not at home, went over to the house to set some her personal effects and some clothing for her infant daughter Rhoda. While standing- at the telephone talk- ing -with some one down town, Mr. Law- rence came home and entered the room. Mrs. Lawrence's story of what happened, as told afterwards to Mrs. Burton and Mrs. Sprinkle, is that her husband at- tacked her with a knife while her bank partly turned toward him. She had no warning, and no knowledge of Im- pending danger till she felt the keen knife cutting through her face and neck. Mrs. Lawrence screamed, dropped the telephone receiver and sank down, lying partly on the floor and partly on a couch. Mr. Lawrence then hurriedly left the house. She says he was intoxicated. DOCTOR CALLED. DT. Bell, one of the house physicians of Fabiola Hospital, which is only about two blocks away from the Lawrence resl- ence. was soon on the scene. The flow of blood was soon stopped, and the wounds dressed. Dr. Bell said this morning: "Jim, the old man, came Into the hos- pital, shortly after 5 o'clock, almost out of breath. He said: Mrs. Lawrence had been stabbed by her husband and entreated us to come Im- mediately. Mrs. Lawrence was greatly excited and bleeding profusely. The wound is a superficial one extending from below the right eye down across the cheek. It is jagged and of varying dopth, and.will leave a scar. At the jawbone the knife jumped "down to her neck a no. shoulder, making a cut just over the collar bone, and missing the carotid artery by a fraction of an inch. The cut then extends down over the shoulder blade. Mrs. Lawrence evidently turned she felt herself being c.ut. This, probably caused the knife to miss the carotid artery, one of the arteries which feeds the brain. If that artery had been cut, Mrs. Lawrence would have been dead before we could have reached IN POLICE COURT. In the police court this morning Law- (Continued on Page 2.) GOVERNOR PENNYFACKEEV Metcalf Ordered to In- vestigate Standard Oil Company, Asked to Get Facts for United States to Bring Suit. i WASHINGTON, February 15. resolution adopted in the House today-relating to petroleum was presented-.by Representative Campbell of Kansas, and is as fol- .lows-: "Resolved, That .the Secretary of Commerce and Labor-b'e-'and he hereby is'requested to investigate the cause or causes of the low price of crude oil 'or .petroleum in the United States, and especially in the Kansas oil field, and the un- usually large margins between the price o! crude oil of petroleum and selling price of rerinecLbiLand its "by-products, arid the' said conditions have resulted in whole or in part from any con- tract, combination in the form of a BABY EDWARDS BORN IN-PRISON READING, PA., FEBRUARY WHEN THE NEWS OF THE RE- HEARING IN THE GREASON CASE AND A CONTINUANCE FOR MRS. EDWARDS WAS SENT TO THE ROPE BROKE AT HANGING AT BRIDGETON. Body Falls to Ground and People Turn From Gruesome Sight. BRIDGETON, Conn., February Raisinger was hanged here today for the murder of his -wife. The rope broke as the body and the back of Raisinger's head struck a cross-beam of the scaffold and broke Raisinger's neck. The physicians present said death was instantaneous. It was therefore not necessary to raise the body again t8 the scaffold. Shudders ran through those who h ad assembled to witness the .hanging the rope parted and Raisinger's body fell to the ground. Nearly every one present turned partment, today received the follow Ing telegram from the IMS- Angeles po- lice: "Bishop Conaty has positively iden- the man under arrest as Owen Kelly. Advise us what action to take." Captain Donahy at once sent a mes- sage requesting the Los Angeles au- thorities to detain Kelly and stating that he would send a member of his force to bring him back: to Philadel- phia. Detective Duey will start for Los Angeles tomorrow. Kelly is not wanted by tie police here, but his fapi- ily and friends -have been searching for him since October he dis- appeared. FAMILY HURT IN RUNAWAY Attorney dolman's Wife Seriously Injured; Children Slightly, The family of Attorney B. A. Hoi- man a well known practitioner at the Alameda County Bar, was thrown out of a cart m a runaway accident. this morn- Ing shortly after 10 o'clock at the corner of gallon and Twelfth streets and Mrs. Holman U lying in a. pre- carious condition at the Receiving Hospital in consequence. Her little six-year-old son Jeneoux had his collar bone broken, while the little girl Dorothy, aped twelve and the baby, Edward, aged sixteen months, escaped with only a few bruises. The mother and her three children were driving in a little two wheeled pony cart when the animal took fright at a peanut I stand they came up Twelfth street from Lake Merritt and ran away. He made a short turn Into Fallon street and the cart and horse went over in a heap. Mrs. Holman struck on her head and was taken up unconscious by Dr. J. Purves, who placed her in his huffy and drove her immediately to the Re- ceiving Hospital. The children were cared for by Wil- liam White the painter, who put them into his wagon and took them to the Hospital after the leather. An examination of the children showed that only one of them was ser- iously hurt. .The baby began to laugh at his crying brother and tried to at- tract his attention, but the lad was In considerable pain and the bone had to be set by Dr. C. E. Curdts, who re- sponded quickly to the emergency call. In regard to the condition ol Mrs. Holman he is unable to state how ser- ious her. injury may be. The brain is affected and some hours will have to elapse before the conditions will enable an Intelligent diagnosis to be made. Attorney Holman was summoned by telephone from his office in thc- Blake Koffitt Building and was soon eomfontlnp his children and took them home. Nune of them would ride after theii- pet which, after its stumble stmgglel to its feet was afterwards captured with tht cart still attached, although somewhat broken. The pony was cut. in numerous places but not seriously injured. The child Dorothy stated that her mother had the baby in her lap and held to it when she fell and 1t is be- lieved that Jt was in save, her child that she received her own injury as she Vas unable to put out an arm to save her striking the ground. CAMPBELL TAKEN 10 BERKELEY CLUB IN SESSION. BERKELEY, Feb. the meeting of the North Berkeley Improvement Club last night Presidenfe-Bagot was presented with a handsome gavel. "Ways and.means for Increasing; the in- terest in and the attendance the club meetings were discussed, it being-, sug- gested that a card'party might prove an. attraction. The, president. appointed the following committee to recommend suitable Alvfx- BVT. Bradhoos, Thomas Stevebeoa and C. H. Harmon. A committM to Investigate the for Arm alarm system ap- pointed.. This consists of Or. Rowley, A. X. P. P. sod W. O. HUM. MANY FRIENDS OF CONVICTED WIFE MURDERER BID HIM GOOD-BYE. Lemuel D. Campbell, who on Monday morning was sentenced to ten yson ft Ban Quentin tor the murder of Us wile was taken across the bay this moraine by Jailer Harry Clark. There were a number of his relative a and friendi the jail to say goodbye to him and be left in good spirits with the anticipation that at the end of his term he will bWrfn.life anew. Under tlie rule evolved by the convicts for ,the calculating the length of tho? terms with the allowance of credits Campbell can get out in clz and svJhsAf years. The rult Js to multiply the number ft yean by "neven, add eight and by twelve. sentenced to ten which 'by seven would maks seventy, would be seventy eight, which;