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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 280.
WAGON CRUSHES
OUT BABY'S LIFE
"TRINKET" EMMONS MEETS
DEATH WHILE PLAYING
Small Sister Who Was With Five.
Year.Old Boy Has Narrow
Escape Beneath the
Wheels
Little Trinket Emmons Is dead.
The merciless wheels of a wagon
loaded with hay paused over his baby
body nnd the tiny life was crushed
out. Only one person saw the tragedy
—Beth Kmmonfl, a sister a few years
older than the dend baby.'
But more than one person is mourn
ing the death of tho llttlo chnp. There
Is a mother, a father, two sisters and
a brother prostrated with grief, and a
whole neiKhborhood lamenting, for
Trinket was tho sunshine of the section
lying around Fifth and Ezra streets.
Yesterdny afternoon Trinket nnd his
sister Beth went out to piny. They
wandered rather far from home nnd
becoming tired Fought some means of
getting home quickly.
Soon two hay wagons, one attached
behind the other and driven by J. F.
Smith of 2205 Brooklyn street, came
along.
Run Into Danger
"Let's hopk n ride on that wagon be
hind," said Trinket.' "It'll be great fun
riding on the tongue. We can get In
there without that driver man seeing
us at all. Won't take us any time to
get home then."
So the 5-year-old tot and his sister
watched their chance and ran In be
tween the wagons and climbed on the
tongue.
The vehicles were moving slowly nnd
nil went well for a time. The driver
up nhead coulil not see his passengers
for the load of hay obstructed his
view.
Suddenly, as Whittier road and
Stephenson street were reached, the
wheels struck a rut.. The front wagon
lurched. The tiny boy was thrown di
rectl:- in front of the wheels. The little
girl just away from them.
"Trinket," called the little girl. But
Trinket did not answer, for he was
dead.
With a childish cry of horror Beth
ran to the front wagon and, screaming
to the driver, told him to stop. The
driver, little knowing of the tragedy,
drove on a short distance and then
glanced back.
Goes to Child
"In an Instant he saw the lifeless form
lying In the road nnd the next moment
he was bending over the boy. The driv
er, too, -was frantically calling for help.
■Gently he picked up the crushed and
mangled body and carried it into a
nearby house. There stayed Smith until
the coroner arrived to take charge of
the body. Beth Emmons ran on home
to tell her mother as fast as her little
legs would carry her. The body was
taken to the coroner's.
When the mother arrived at the cor
oner's she looked once at the little
white form and then with a moan as
though someone hud struck her she fell,
faint. Medical nld wns necessary be
fore Mrs. Emmons could be revived.
"There are other children to allay
the stinp of her wound, but Trinket
was such a dear llttlo fellow no one
can ever take his place," said a neigh
bor last night. "We all loved the little
flaxen-haired boy as though he were
our own. He was so good and so much
like a little sunbeam. The fairest flow
er, it seems, is the one to wither the
qulcke3t." And she furtively wiped
away a tear.
Today "Trinket," whose real name is
Deforest Emmons, will be buried and
with him will be buried the sunshine
of a whole neighborhood, the light and
love of a whole household.
PROMINENT MEN GO FREE
United States District Court Dismisses
Indictments Against Several
-.?.'!■•' Railway Officials
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, July 6.— Judge Holt, In
the United States supreme court, today
handed dovn an opinion, the effect of
which 13 to dismiss the indictments
found against Nathan Guilford, vice
president, and C. F. S. Pomoroy, traffic
manager of the New York Central, and
C. F. Edgar and Ewln Earle, the latter
sugar merchants of Detroit, charging
them with conspiracy to violate the
provisions of the Elkins rebating act,
punishable by imprisonment.
The court, however, holds that the
Indictments against the New York Cen
tral road, Guilford and Pomeroy, found
under the Elkns act, are good, and sus
tains them so far as they are punish
able by fine.
The American Supar Refining com
panly. Jointly indicted with the New
York Central, pleaded not guilty, but
Interposed no demurrer to the indict
ment, preferring evidently to stand
trial under the Indictments as returned.
DIES OF BUBONIC PLEAGUE
Fatal Case Reported at Oakland to
the State Board of
Health
By Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO, July 6.— Tho utate
board of liealih, In quarterly session
here today, officially announced that
there had been a fatal case of bubonic
plague at Oaklund. Tho case was that
of an Italian boy who died in that city
recently.
The board nlso decided upon asking
the legislature to appropriate $10,000 to
$20,000 for a Baiiituriurn for consump.
tlves at a place to be selected later.
JAIL DOORS OPEN
TOIIECEIVE PUTER
By Associated Press.
PORTLAND. Ore., July 6.— S. A. D.
Puter was found guilty of complicity to
defraud the government of Its publlo
lands and was sentenced by Judge
Wolverton to two yeara In the Mult
nomah county Jail and to pay a fine of
J7500.
Puter was visibly nffeoted when the
sentence! was pronounced.
Los Angeles Herald.
PRICE: !D""! D ""r r JV n rh rl "{ 65 CENTS
AERONAUT HAS
s NARROW ESCAPE
By Aosoelnted Press.
nofITON, July 6.— After one of the
most remnrknhle experiments In the
history of aerial navigation, Jnmps K.
Al|on, tho aeronaut who mnde n bnlloon
ascension nt Providence on the Fourth
of July, wns brought to this port to
night on the fishing schooner Francis
V. flylvln.
Allen wns picked up nt sen twelve
miles off Chatham nt 7:30 o'clock yes
terday morning, IS'4 hours after his
departure from Providence.
Allen had n narrow escape from
death by rtrowlnn, thn winds thnt pre
vnllotl Wednesday having blown his
bnlloon a long distance from shore.
The balloon wns saved In roo<l condi
tion nnd was brought to Hoston on the
schooner.
I)tirliiK Ills flight Allen covered a
totnl distance of about 200 miles, nearly
hnlf of whlrh was over the wntor. The
point Bt which ho wns plckod up is
about seventy-seven mllns from Provi
dence.
GRANT REBATES;
MUST PAY FINES
Maximum Sentence of $120,000 May Be
Imposed by the United States
District Court of
Illinois
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO. July 6.— The Chicago &
Alton railroad and John N. Falthorn
and Fred A. Wain, formerly officials
of the road, were today convicted in
the United States district court of
illegally granting rebates to the
Schwartzchlld & Sulzberger Packing
company.
No sentence was imposed today by
Judge I-andis, pending the argument
for a trial of the defendants which
will be heard tomorrow morning. It
was claimed by the government that
officials of the railroad company had
allowed the employes of the packing
company to travel free of expense by
refunding to them all money expended
for transportation. ,Jt was declared by
the court that this did not comprise a
rebate and the jury was instructed
that a verdict of not guilty should be
returned as to two counts of the in
dictment which charged the giving of
rebates in connection with the pas
sengers' ■ transportation.
Defendants Found Guilty
In the other eight counts of the in
dictment alltlie defendants were found
guilty. Two offenses against the Elkins
law were alleged.
It was shown by the government that
the railroad company had charged $4
per car for handling the products of
the Schwartzchlld & Sulzberger com
pany at Kansas City, and had then
repaid the packing company $1 on each.
The government claimed and the court
held* that the failure of the railroad to
publish in its tariff sheet the fact that
$1 was repaid made in fact a secret re
bate. It was claimed by the attorneys
for the defendants that the refunding
of $1 per car was because the packing
company owned the railroad track neur
its plant and compelled the railroad
company to pay that amount for track
age to haul the cars away. Under the
law the maximum sentence of, the
court may be a fine of $120,000 for each
of the three defendants.
No Imprisonment provision appears
In the law. There aro two specific
allegations of rebating alleged In the
eight counts of the indictment upheld
by the court.
MISTAKE SCIENTIST
FOR NON-UNION MAN
By Associated Press.
EUREKA, July 6.— Dr. F. Omori, pro
fessor of. seismology In the Imperial
university of Toklo, arrived here today
to investigate the recent seismic dis
turbances in Humboldt county.
While taking a walk tonight Dr.
Omori \.as assaulted by . ime one who
mistook tho Japanese scientist for' a
non-union sailor.
Dr. Oinori's in'nries are not serious.
SAYS ENGLAND IS FRIENDLY
St. Petersburg Editor Believes Sym.
pathy of Great Britain Is With
Russian Democracy
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 6.— The
Rech today, discussing the efforts
made in the British house, of commons
to induce the government of Great
Britain not to send a fleet to Cronstatlt.
says:
"Whether the fleet comes or does not
come, the sympathy of England and
the ISngllsh with tho struggle of the
Russian democracy for constitutional
conditions is already proved. The
same Is true of France. As regards
Germany 1 , she is the sole supporter of
the old regime in Russia. Emperor
William prefers 'to maintain the
sources of weakness of the Russian
state in order to profit thereby. Hut
Emperor Nicholas should remember
the effect of outside inlluonce. It was
the duke of Brunswick's threat to de
stroy Paris if King Louis was harmed
which forfeited the king* head."
Claims Rifts Are Provoked
By Associated Press.
BT. PETKRHBUim, July 6.-Durlng
the debate' ln the lower lioune of par
liament today on thct Biulystok report
another priest, Father Arandsleff, a
radical nieinher .from r Don n province,
fiercely denounced the policy of/ the
government, which, he declared Instead
of being directed to pacify the country
seemed to .be deliberutely provoking
antl-Jewlsh riots and every manner of
clubb and race strife by tho spread of
proclamations agalrfst the Jews and
revolutionists.
President's Son Forfeits Bail
By Associated IVu. '
WASHINGTON. July 6.— When the
cane of Alfonso Zflaya, son of the presi
dent of Nicaragua, who was arrested
here on a warrant charging petit lar
ceny, was called today, the collateral,
amounting to $100, whtch was put up
to secure his release, was forfeited, the
accused not appearing.
SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 7, 1906.
WM. R. HEARST
OUT FOR BRYAN
FAVORS STEVENSON FOR THE
VICE PRESIDENCY
Folk for President Would Also Be
. Satisfactory to Congressman,
but Latter Balks at
Bailey
fly j\psoclntprl Prcsg,
SAN FRANCISCO, July fi.—Con
gressman William H. Hearst said to
night: VI would like, to state very pon
ltlvoly that I am not a candidate for
tho Democratic presidential nomination
in 1908.
"Mr. Rryan said the other day In
London that there wore others besides
himself who had claims on the nomina
tion through services rendered the
Democracy, and mentioned plensantly
Mr. Folk, Mr. Bailey and myself.
"While appreciating Mr. Hryan's
compliment, I must decline to be con
sidered a candidate. Let the list stand,
if Mr. Hryan pleases, Bryan or Folk,
or Bailey. For my part I would sub
stitute Stevenson for Bailey.
"Mr. Bryan's services to the Democ
racy are too well recognized to be re
hearsed. He has led the party con
spicuously in two presidential cam
paigns and one benatorial campaign. In
the. national campaign he has made
the Issues himself and expounded them
with a brilliancy unequaled, unap
proached. \
\ Lauds Folk's Recor X
"Mr. Folk's services to the Democ
racy are notable and real. In fact, his
services have been rendered to all cit
izens, irrespective of party, for his ca
reer as an honest and efficient public
servant ft an example to Republicans
and Democrats alike.
As for Mr. Bailey— well. Bailey's ser
vices have been rendered to that cor
poration end of the Democracy that I
do not consider Democracy and whose
control of the machinery of the Demo
cratic as well as of the Republican
party has led me to snek my ideals of
the Democracy of Jefferson and the
Republicanism of Lincoln in the Inde
pendence league.
"Bailey's nomination for first place,
even by the machine that nominated
Parker, would bo impossible, but Bai
ley's nomination for second place is
conceivable. It would have the ma
terial advantage of insuring Texas to
the Democracy and of eliciting a sub
stantial campaign contribution from
John D. Rockefeller. But Its disadvan
tages are obvious. Folk and Bailey,
for instance, would be an oil and water
ticket that would not mix, a ticket of
good, pure water and Standard Oil.
Would Tickle Ear
"Bryan and Bailey would be an
allterative and tickling to the ear, but
would sound too much like Barnum
and Bailey to suit the discriminating
taste of the convention.
"Why not Bryan or Folk and Steven
son in 1908 on the Democratic side, and
why not Roosevelt or La Follette on the
Republican side. I repeat definitely and
positively I am not a candidate. I
made the fight in 1904 for what I con
sidered true Democracy, for the Democ
racy I had been taught and tho Democ
racy I believed In, for the Democracy
that represented the will of the ma
jority and the best interests of the ma
jority. I made the fight against what
I honestly believed to be and still be
lieve to ,be the forces of corporation
corruption.
"I offered to lead that fight when
no other would undertake the task.
I consider that I did my duty In that
contest, but I will never undertake an
other in that way. A man's motives
are much misunderstood and his pur
poses much misrepresented if he can
be charged with having a personal ob
ject to attain.
"I am eager to see the line drawn ir
respective of party between those that
believe In special privileges and those
that believed In popular rights, be
tween the producing classes and the
plundering corporations, and wherever
that line is drawn I will gladly fight
In the lead or In the ranks as requested."
STEALS RIDE; BOY MAY DIE
Wreck Near Applegate Sends West
bound Freight Train Into
Ditch
By Asoorlßted Press.
AUBURN, Cal., July 6.— Eight cars
of an extra westbound freight train
went Into a ditch near Applegato this
morning.
A boy who was ridlngr on one of the
cars was probably fatally Injured. He
»vas brought to the county hospital at
Auburn.
He is supposed to be a son of Dr. J.
A. Rollins of Colfax, but ho has not
been fully identified yet.
All trains were delayed several hours.
Car Cuts Off Foot
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 6.— A. F. An
derson of 61 Vienna Btreet, In Jumping
off a westbound cemeteries and Mission
street car last Wednesday night, missed
his footing and fell under the wheels.
Ills left foot was cut off above the
ankle. ,/• .-
SIX LOSE LIVES;
WHO'S TO BLAME?
By Associated Press.
OMAHA, July 6.— Owing to the fact
that Manawa lake, where six persons
were drowned on the night of July 4
by the collapse of a platform built for
v bout lauding, Is a part of the old bivl
of the Missouri river, there Is an un
certainty as to whether It Is In the
state of lowa or Nebraska.
To prevent any miscarriage of Jus
tice through a mistake of jurisdiction
the authorities of both Pqttawattamle
county, lowa, and Sarpy, Nebraska,
today held inquests In the case.
The lowa Jury this afternoon returned
a verdict placing the blame for the ac
cident upon the Manawa Amusement
company and the Omaha & Council
lilufia Street Hallway company. '
ISLAND APPEARS
IN BOILING WAVES
Special to The Herald.
TACOMA, Wash., July «.— Amid
waves which nro still linlllii.tr from tho
heat of a vloiont submarine eruption, ft
new inland lifts Its rocky crrst nbovn
the fea near Horoslov Island, Aliiskn,
which Wflfl thrown up by an eruption
one hundred years pro,
The Infant Island present* mipprfldiil
urea of several acres nnd with BoTOS"
lov and another smnll Island which rose
from submarine depths In 1882, forniH
points of a sniHll trlmißle about seventy
mllpfl wr-st of Unalaskn.
The news wns brought to Unninska
by fishermen who were unable to np
pronch the Inland hocnuse tho water
surrounding it was dill soothing from
the heat, Indicating that Its upheaval
wns> <rr rocont occurrence.
When observers' attempted to np
pronch closely they found tho water so
lint they were compelled to keep nway.
Alitukn peninsula nnd Its land extension
Aleutian, a chain of Islands, llf> In tho
VOlcanio belt and oenislonnl fruptions
occur throughout tho length of the pe
nlnsuln niu'l archipelago. Several live
volcanoes exist in this broken chnln of
lnml and geological formation is of
latter ages, largely cntaecous and rtiio
cene.
The rpplnn contnlns numerous dlkos
of plutonlc rocks nnd muny boiling
springs.
SEVEN DIE IN
BURNING
HOME
By A punctated Press.
LAFAYETTE, Inn., July 6.— Mrs.
Solomon Gobba and her six children
were burned to death tonight in a
fire' that destroyed their home hero.
Solomon Gobba, the husband and
father, was badly burned, but will re
cover.
The dead:
MRS. SARAH GOBBA, aged 38.
RACHAEL, aged 16.
FREEMAN, aged 12.
GUY, aged 10.
MARQUIS, aged 8.
EDITH, aged 6.
| BROOKS, aged 2.
COLLISION MAY
END SEKIOUSLY
JOE KRANWINKLE'S HAND MAY
BE AMPUTATED
Car Strikes Truck and Throws Men
Into Air, Rendering Them Un.
conscious — One Suffers
Broken Arm
A collision between a Maple avenue
car, No. 392, and a truck belonging to
Craig & Co. at Twelfth and Mnple ave
nue about 6 o'clock yesterday after
noon resulted In two men being serious
ly Injured and a half dozen other peo
ple being hurt by flying glass. Two
men, Joe Kranwlnkle and Will Jones*
were taken to the emergency hospital,
one -with a badly fractured left arm
and the other suffering from severe
bruises.
According to the story told by wit
nesses to the accident the truck, which
was being driven by Jones, was backed
In front of the Imus grocery, near the
corner of Twelfth and Maple, and was
near the car track. The Maple avenue
car was south bound and slowed up as
it came near the truck.
The motorman, thinking he could
pass, ran the car within a few feet of
the truck, when he saw he would hit it.
Then, according to witnesses, the car
seemed to jump as If the motorman
had turned on the power instead' of
reversing it.
Both Rendered Unconscious
As the car 'Struck the truck'Kran
wlnkle, who was standing on the front
step, was thrown into the air and
lighted on his back In the truck.' For
several minutes the man was uncon
scious. The driver of .the wagon was
thrown from his seat to the bed of the
wagon and rendered unconscious.
The truck was partly lifted from the
ground, the side of it caving in the car
windows. Broken glass was thrown
through the car, injuring several pas
sengers, who were hurried to their
homes by the railway company.
Fred Krahwinkle, brother of the In
jured man, who saw the collision, ran
to his assistance and later summoned
an ambulance.
According to Fred Kranwinkle's
story the motorman did not stop, and
when he reached the corner of the
street and came near the truck turned
on the power Instead of reversing.
Others corroborate the stWy told by
Kranwlnkle.
May Lose Hand
At the emengency hospital It was
found the fracture which Kranwlnkle
had received was a compound one. The
arm, In all probability, will have to he
amputated. The other man, Will
Jones, was not seriously Injured and
later In the evening was removed to
his home.
Joe Kranwlnkln Is an electrician, 21
years of age, and has been employed
by the Llewellyn iron works. He has
been living with his parents at 414 East
Twelfth street. '
It Is said that If the arm Is amputat
ed the family will take action against
the electric company for damages.
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AUTOISTS FACE
SUDDEN DEATH
LANKERSHIM PARTY COLLIDES
WITH FLYER
Machine la Badly Damaged, but Oc«
cupants Escape Unhurt — Place
No Blame on Motorman
of Car
In a collision between the Santa Mon
ica "flyer," mr No. 222, and an auto
mobile at the corner of Western ave
nue nnd West Sixteenth street yester
day afternoon, Colonel J. B. Lnnker
shlm nnd party of friends "narrowly es
caped instant dentil.
• The party was returning from a
visit to Colonel Lankershlm's ranch In
Cahuenga canyon. The other occupants
of the automobile were Mr. and Mrs.
M. B. Blakemore, Mrs. J. P. Lane and
and E. E. Westprgreen. All escaped
without the slightest injury.
Failure of the brake of the automo
bile to work at tho critical moment
was responsible for the collision. The
machine was driven along at slow
speed and as it approached the Los
Angeles-Pacific tracks Mr. Blakemore
saw a car approaching at a high rate
of speed and threw on the brake.
But the brake failed to work. The
machine crossed the outbound tracks
and did not stop until within • a few
inches of the inner rail of the in
bound tracks.
Machine Is Wrecked
The failure of the brake to work
came so unexpectedly that it was only
through the presence of mind of Mr.
Blakemore, who foresaw possible in
stant death to ull the occupants of the
machine, that he managed to swerve
the auto in the nick of time in the same
direction as the car was going. : . ,■'„:■
The car step caught the front end
and side of the automobile demolish
ing part of the machine.
The terrific Impact of the coach and
the forward portion of the automobile
tore the steps off the car and knocked
off the nut to the right front wheel of
the machine, demolishing the headlight
and did considerable injury to the radi
ator.
So rapidly was the car traveling that
it was not until it had continued for
nearly another block that the motor
man was able to bring it to a stop.
In the nieantlme neighbors who wit
nessed the accident rushed' out of
nearby houses and gathered on the
street corner. Occupants of the street
car were also thrown into confusion.
It was several minutes' before .the
radiator and motor could be made to
work. The machine, after examination,
was found to be In condition to con
tinue the return trip to the city, j
No blame is placed on the motorman
of the car. Mr. Blakemore stated yes
terday that the failure of the brake to
work was entirely responsible.
As the Los Angeles-Pacific company
controls the right of way at the point
of the collision no blame can be placed
on the motorman, although the latter
was running his car at a tremendously
high rate of speed, it is said.
Owing to Colonel Lankershlm's recent
illness it was thought that the shock
would be a strain on him. Colonel
Lankershlm said last night:
Was Close Call
"It all came so suddenly and unex
pectedly that no one had time to get
frightened. I have suffered no nervous
strain from the shock. I am only thank
ful that lam alive. It was tho closest
call I have ever had. It was due entire
ly to the rare presence of mind on the
part of Mr. Blakemore that the auto
mobile was not overturned and every
one of us dashed to death. We stopped
within a few feet of the trolley pole
between the out and inbound tracks."
Mr. Blakemore, who was driving the
car, said:
. "The motorman was not to blame.
The railroad company controls the
right of wny at the point of collision
nnd although the street car was travel
ing at an enormous speed, I lay all the
blame on the failure of the brake to
work. Like Colonel Lankershim and
the other members of the party, 'I'm
mighty glad I'm living, that's all.' "
ASSESSMENT ROLL INCREASES
Property in Kern County Becomes
More Valuable Owing to De.
, velopment Work
By Associated Press.
BAKERRFIELD, July 6.— The grand
total of the assessment roll of Kern
county is not r|iilto completed, but As
sessor Jameson has progressed far
pnough to determine that the Increase
in property valuation will be between
$£00,000 anr] $1,000,000.
The, Increase Is due larcely to the de
velopment work the Kilison Power
company Is carrying on In the Kern
river canyon.
New business blocks also helped to
swell the roll. !
Burglar Gets Off Easily
By AnsoclnU-.l Press.
SAN JOSE, July 6.— Harry Kramer,
who several months ago shot George
Douglas, indictlns almost a fatal
wound, 'when caught In the act of
burglarizing Douglas 1 house on the Ala
mcrla, wan sentenced today yj only ten
years In San Quentln by Judge Welch,
and the charge of assault to murder
against him was dismissed.
TOTTERING WALLS
CLAIM A VICTIM
By Associated Presa.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 6.— Not hear
ing nor heeding the cries of danger
from many people standing near, N.
ilalllnan, an old man, walked delib
erately near a tottering wall this after
noon and was killed by the load of
brinks which struck him as they came
to the earth.
The accident occurrerd on Clementina
street, near Third, where h number of
men were engaged In tearing down a
wall of the Rio Vista hotel,
,Jlallliiau was accompanied by his
daughter, who stepped bnck as Bhe
heard the warning cries and thus was
saved from Injury.
PRICE: SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS
SWALLOWS DIAMOND;
WILL GO TO PJJISON
Special to Th« Hernld.
OMAHA, Neb., July «.— Mrs. Mac B.
Hayes, convicted of a theft from a local
Jewelry firm of a $300 diamond, which
she is alleged to have swallowed, wri.n
today sentenced to five years in the
penitentiary by Judge Button in the
district court,
Mrs. Hayes we* looking at unset
gems In the Jewelry store and when
the clerk's bnck was turned she put a
lar«e stone in her mouth. Two de
tectives, who had been shadowing her,
at once arrested her, and she claimed
it was her frlßht that made her swal
low the diamond.
The gem has never been recovered,
although Mrs. Hayes offered to sub
mit to a surgical operation If the
prosecution was dropped. This the
state would not ngree to.
BOY MURDERER
IS FOUND GUILTY
Youth Who Killed W. J. Hayes and
Wife Near Fresno Hears Verdict
if Jury Without Show.
Ing Emotion
By Associated Press.
FRESNO, July 6.— The Jury in the
Elmer Helm murder case returned a
verdict at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon of
murder in the first degree, carrying the
death penalty.
Helm, who is only 20 years of age,
was charged with his brother, Willie
Helm, aged 18, with having murdered
W. J. Hayes and wife, an aged and well
known couple, on October 30 last, on
the west side, twenty miles from town.
The old people were shot as they
were camping out. The motive was
robbery. The two boys are also charged
with the murder of Henry Jackson, a
hermit farmer, on February 8 last.
The trial just over lasted eleven days
and was one of the hardest fought in
the history of the county. It Is the
second case on record in this county
where the death penalty was im
posed.
District Attorney Jones told the Jury
it would be a merciful act to a boy of
such perverted and murderous instincts
to execute him.
The youthful prisoner received the
verdict without show of emotion, re
markng to the deputy sheriff on the
way to Jail, "Well, they handed it to
me.''- The defense was an attempted
alibi. Willie Helm will be tried next.
BABY FALLS FOUR
STOftiES AND LIVES
Special to The Herald.
CHICAGO, July 6.— "K00-Goo-Goo,"
gurgled baby Providence Blanda, as
she waved her little arms and tried to
tell the gathering crowd how It felt to
fall four stories and alight unhurt,
comfortably seated on the hard ce
ment sidewalk.
When neighbors who had heard of
the accident came to the Blanda home
today to help the mother make ar
rangements for the funeral, they were
amazed to see the 14-months-old baby
prattling to herself in one corner of
the room.
Leonard Warner, two years of age,
floated from a third-story window on
a window screen today. The right arm
of the child was wrenched, but this
was the only Injury.
The baby was trying to catch a noisy
blue fly that had flowen against the
screen. He leaned against it and fell.
The boy, lying on the screen, alighted
on the sidewalk without change of
position. ::-,<: :-,< ■_„ .
TAKE PUBLIC LAND;
ONE DAY IN JAIL
By Associated Press.
HELENA, Mont, July 6.— ln the
United States circuit court Joseph P.
Woolman pleaded guilty to illegally
fencing the public domain and was
fined $500 and sentenced to twenty
four hours in jail.
Woolman was United States marshal
in Montana during the term of Presi
dent McKlnley.
His partner, Grant Christian, pleaded
guilty to the same charge and was
given the same sentence.
They had fenced 45,000 acres of public
lands. ■; ■* *{■.
CARELESS ACT ENDS LIFE
San Francisco Boy Draws Gun From
Case With the Not Unusual
Result
By Associated Press.
SAN JOSE, July 6.— At Alma last
evening Robert Stlerlen, aged 20, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John Sltrlen of 175
Carl street, was Instantly killed by his
own gun, which was accidentally dis
charged while he was In the act of
drawing It from Its case.
Robert, accompanied by a younger
brother, Frank, and another boy, had
gone to Alma from San Francisco yes
terday morning for a week's camp.
The body was conveyed to the residence
of the younc man's uncle and aunt,
Postmaster and Mrs. W. C. Campbell,
at Los Gatos, and the parents arrived
there last evening.
POLICE RESIGN AT WARSAW
Reign of Crime and Terrorism Proves
Too Great for Russian
t Officers
fly Associated Press.
WARSAW. July 6.— The reign of
crime and terrorism Is bo great here
that the police have decided to resign.
A few days ago as a measure of pro
tection the gyßtemof police beats was
abandoned and the police were formed
Into patrols for mutual self protection
ugulnst the bomb throwers.
Hut this only made It easier for the
terrorists to Bhoot them. The gover
nor general, when apprised of the de
cision of the police to resign, threaten
ed to arrest and punish those who
failed to appear for duty.
THAW'S MOTHER
SAILS FOR HOME
WILL MAKE EFFORT TO SAVE
SON FROM "CHAIR"
Syecfal to The Herald
NEW YOKK, July 6.— The fact that
Mrs. William Thaw, mother of Harry
Thaw, sailed from I^ondon today for
New York to assist personally In sav
ing her son from the eleetrlo ' chair,
may bo accepted as an indication of a
eeriorus turn In the case against Thaw.
In other words it may bo taken for
granted that able lawyers in charge of
Thaw's case have realized that in de
fending their client they must resort
even to that old but effective exped
ient, the spectacle of a devoted mother
sitting In court beside her accused
son.
It Is understood Thaw's wife will also
flank him as he sits in court. The
whole case promises, when it comes to
trial, to be a remarkable melodrama
affair, with Former Governor Black,
who saved Roland Molineux from the
electric chair, occupying the center of
the stage.
Thaw was Informed today that his
mother was coming to New York, and
naturally he did not like It, for now In
the "cold gray dawn of the morning
after" he realizes his affairs are not
the kind of things for a good woman
like his mother to mix in.
He Insisted that she remain abroad,
but Thaw is now for the first time in
his life In a situation where he cannot
have his own way, and a very much
amazed young man he is in conse
quence. ■■ ' V :-. '■■■'.■ .>.f
Fear of Blackmailing Plots
It is understood the district attorney
was informed today of several aston
ishing blackmailing plots of which
Stanford White was a vlctjm. fj
Mothers of at least three young stage
beauties who attracted White's atten
tion wrung big sums of money out of
him by threatening to prosecute.
In one or two Instances White was
compelled to make additional payments
at regular intervals on pain of being
publicly accused If he refused to be
mulcted.
In addition, It Is said, numbers of
polite and well dressed panhandlers of
the tenderloin had come to regard
White as their "meal ticket." '
White was always willing, so It Is
said, to seal with a handful of bills the
lips of any theater hanger-on who knew
too much.
Hawkshaw War Goes On
Meanwhile a merry war of Hawk
shaws goes on, to the great discomfort
of every one related to or friendly with
either Thaw or White. ■..■■', .
Thaw seems to hr.ye the advantage of "'
numbers, having employed " four ' de- - s
tective agencies. '"".'".'' ■'"''■, V '
There la excellent reason to believe
the prosecution is building up its. case
principally on the evidence of Evelyn
Nesblt made in a suit she began against
Thaw prior to their marriage.
Thaw learned "White had practically
dictated the suit forcing him to pay an
enormous sum In settlement to Miss
Nesbit and her attorney, Abe Hummel.
While the allegations in the Nesbit affi
davit are suppressed, it Is said they
even went so far as to charge Thaw
with grand larceny. . >-%.: : -■>;
It Is interesting to know that Evelyn
Nesbit Thaw now denies she ever made
such an affidavit.
Thaw's attorney, Olcott, also denies it,
but he has a worried look when ' he
does so.
The district attorney will be able to
secure a record of this affidavit.
WHITE'S WIDOW GETS $149,040
Large Amount of Insurance Carried
by Thaw's Victim
By Associated Press.
NEW TORK, July 6.— The widow of
Stanford White was today paid by the
Continued on pnnr two.
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Fair Sat
urday; light west wind. Maxi.
mum temperature in Los Angeles
yesterday, 86 degrees; minimum,
61 degrees.
FORECAST
I—Wagon1 — Wagon crushes out baby's life.
2 — Englishman ends life with razor.
3 — Glad to see no city deficit.
4 — Southern California news.
6— Editorial.
7 — City news.
B— Markets.
9 — Classified advertisements.
10.11— Public advertising.
12— Build railroad to big trees.
EASTERN
Alton railroad officials found . guilty.
of Klvinar rebates.
New Zealand premier sees President
Roosevelt. • ■,' .■'■
Packing houses are decided to be up 5
to date. . • , '.■■
FOREIGN
Police at Warsaw, Poland, resign.
Bryan lunches with military attache ■
at court of St. James. • ;
Seattle man urn si.-d in Prussia.
COAST
Elmer Helm of Fresno found guilty
of murder.
Judtfe A. 11. Tanner of Portland la,
pardoned.
German consul says lessen at San ;
Francisco will be paid by companies In
his country.
Hearst out for nrynn.
LOCAL
Dr. R. D. Emery and wife injured In'
oxi Itinn runawuy.
Three public schools In prospect.
M. I). Slat hows to himd Independent
city ticket.
StHckpole habeas corpus writ denied," ■
Fruit growers will form new cltruu '
union.
Church cadets plan army camp.
Chauffeur dodges car and two . aro
hurt.
Lankershlm automobile party faces j
death In collision.
Sons of Veterans will elect officers at
Long Beach today. . ■«« |>"S' t^* m^tSßlUKKk
Waif on crushes out baby's life. .'..■'
Admphus liusch extends gardens In -
Paßadena. \tn<mtw~t m
New altti for Pasadena postofflce.
Myiterlous disappearance of society v
leaders explained , by news of their
wedding.

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