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 - BOSIIMS r S i 7 - - Police Oppose the Apparent...
BOSIIMS r S i 7 - - Police Oppose the Apparent Effort to - saveuontessea - - 1 IF ME - Murderer From Gallows INSIST ONDEATH PENALTY Train Robber Twice Convicted of Burglary Was iNoto - rious Gang of Thieves T01JT bpppllon la bolng made by O the police against - the apparent er fort to save John Bostloktbe California Hraln robber from the Im position of the death penalty following his plea of guilty1 toithe chargeiof having murdered Horace 15 Montague a Southern Paelflo passenger agent during the robbery of a train at El Monte Jvos Angelescounty on Decern - brlitf I - rder to check any sympathy cam - nalsn in behalf i of Bosttck the poltoe have made publloUhe known orlmlnaV oareer ovneLOonaeninvuuiiv It le shown by the police reoords that - Bos tlok has beenv en gaged In the oommlsslon of robberies and burglaries ever1 since Uevwas 17 years old and he le said now to be it yeart 61d He has served term in two reform schools on charges of burglary and In this city flveyeereego he was amem - W of the notorious Hddle Fltagerald gang of hlghwaytobbers and bur glari whose depredations mm upi lone list of bold crimes lnciuamg n holding up and robbing of street oars saloons stores and pedeatrlans I IT TnOUBHI HERB BEFORE The Eddie Fltigerald gang of crim inals tad Its rendezvous in a dark shel tered porton of the old Italian came - terv at Land t End All the loot from the gang s numerous crimes was cached at this weird uncanny spot and it was there that Boatlck whose true name is Ralph FarlssWM arrested on November J 3SD8iust atterne slunk Into the robbers roost wlththaproooeds ofwoj burglaries which he had committed In the - Xlkltorn Jfot tiylencia street Twc - daysbefore the oapture of Bostick three members of the Eddie Fitzgerald gang had held up and jobbed - the orew of a street car at Clement street and Twenty - fifth avenue and Fltigerald himself the leader of the gang had been run down and caught by Mounted Polloeman Frank Black while he was fleeing toward bis hiding place In the cemetery The arrett of Bostlck under the name of nalph Ferris was effected by Black and Detectives Daniel Drlsooll and Arthur MoQualde Just after the police had looated the - rendezvous of th thieves Harold Webster another member of the gang was also takes lntooustodyand he was charged wltn having aided Bostlck in the burglary of theElkhorn Hotel SENT TO REFORM SCHOOL AeW moment of Bostlck arrest he waa opening and examining a parcel of plunder which he had brought with him from the1 Elkhorn Hotel - Under the nameof RalpKFerrls Bos - tiok was brought to trlai in - the Superior iCourt for the Elkhorn - Hotel crimes and upon - January JoiHO after cbnJctlon upon the ahalfge of burglary he wsi oommitiedvto the California StaWReformi Sohooli at lone i Hei was thenv said toi bei7 years - oia and it was because of hi s youth that he was tent to the reform school - Instead oftb the Stale - Prison Hlscom - mltment provided that Iieahoulili re - main lnthe reform sohoorruntilhe was jiiyearsibldi ButbFebruarylSlSi he wail granted a parole and his final pdischargeilroroi the reform sohool was reoordedoniFebruarytlWl Jlli While he was at liberty on parole Bostlck went to Seattle and there during September 1111 under the name of John Haynes alias Ralph Ferrlss he was ocnvlced of burglary and seh - terieed to serve from one to fifteen years In the Washington State Reform Sohool at Monroe CLAIMS TO BB lOMAJf Hewasreoeivedat the reform school at Monroe on September 23 1911 end at that time he tated that he was fJi yesfs old Later he was given TtlsJIb - erty oni paroles He - vloiated the oondi - i tlbnsoitbeparoleandthevreforrrt schbAl authorities Advertised for his arrest and return to the penal Insti tution Bostlck now says that he was - bcrn1 at pttumwai Is - February 14 180 i would appear t rbmthat the - police eayf that he falsified1 his age when he was arrested here - November 8 f Instead of being but 1 7 years old at that time as he said he was nearly IS years old It Is pointed out by the police that Bost1olc since hj confession of the murdrvandvtralnrobberyjafcBiMbhte and theTrobberyflf the Southern Pacific tratntaftiphmondiTh eadf astly - irei fusedijtosayanythingabouthisJpre yibusoareeriiadVbailreslstedaUiieforti tbvoveaIhls - itrue identltyiTbepoiice sayifurtberthatBostlokadmlttedhls identity andfsSan jFrancTsoo crim lnalo0fd onlyafteithese thlngshad beenvprijyeaagainst Bimt Ands anally ltfs said bythe police tbatlBostfbkihas

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 29 Dec 1913, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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