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SAN FRANCISCO; TUESDAY;^ JULY 7, 1903.
VOLUME XCIV— NO. 37. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Remarkable Battle for Life Drawing . to a Close. PARIS. July G— The condition of ,W. K.' Vanderbilt Jr., who was injured by un ac cident in an automobile while out riding in Paris, is said to be not serious. One of his eyes Is injured and he la kept : in a dark room at the hotel.' Vanderbilt's Condition • Not Serious. Nixon Will JBairiain-' President. ; : NEW. YORK. July 6.-At the -request of Receiver I Smith,' '; Lewis y Nixon ';, has 'i. con sented to remain •' as \ .; president /of , v the United States ' Shipbuilding - Company. haps for thy last time, the rays trie sun."/ It was just a short while after the Pope came back to conscious ness from a sleep which " Dr. Lap ppni had induced by a strong dose of chloral.. His sleep was so death likethat artificial respiration was continued, and Dr. Lapponi 'every few minutes leaned anxiously over the couch to observe the illustrious patient and listen to his hardly Continued on Page 2, Column 1* , Extreme Unction Is Administered and Leo Calmly Jtivaits the End- JT^OME, July 7, g:aoai m.— The pneumonia from which His B& Holiness has been 'Suffering^ is now complicated with pleu- JL risy, and the Pontiff has paralysis of the fingers. Pope Leo passed a restless,-; sleepless night. i; j\OME, July 7, . 3 o5 - a> m : 'jLr —-Another morning has •^ . broken . on the pathetic scene within the simple " chamber of the: Vatican,' where Pope Leo lies dying: ; As thie soft light of da wn.perietrate~d into' the room the Pontiff t whispered; to his devoted physician-that-he desired the shut; tefs of "the windows to be;'6penecl, saying: -, "I -wish to see once more, per Charles E.Magoon, acting, chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, to-day* sent the first Government commercial message over the new Paclflccable line to Manila. It was addressed;to Governor Taft and informed him. that the quartermaster gen eral has asked the assistant quartermas ter, general at Manila to transport ! exhib its for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition on the Government transports. "Through courtesy of Pacific , Commer cial Cable Company people of station pay their respects to 'department." ¦'[.* -,..'¦ WASHINGTON. July, 6.— The first cable gram from Guam was received at the Navy Department to-day. It was from Commander Sewall, commandant of the station there, and is as follows: Commander Sewall Sends Respects of Officers at Station to Navy . Department. CABLEGRAM FROM GUAM RECEIVED OVER . NEW LINE STEELVILLE, Mo., July 6.— The street flght here Saturday night, , which resulted in the death'of Robert Star ks and the se rious wounding ¦ of Sheriff Taff and' oth ers, has been ' followed by \ tho death \ of Henry I Starks." a"' son 'of " Robert Starks. Young Starks was % shot through f the* "abl domen by one, of the Sheriffs posse while attempting^to arrest him. "At. the Coroner's Inquest over the body of the second victim of the tragedy It came out I In: the; evidence that young Starks was the of : thie , contro versy. The • lad. ; who was not more than 20 years old. attacked the Sheriff and two deputies, as well as two city marshals, and; succeeded in wounding them before he was himself shot. •' , Henry : Starks' re'quested'a" young brother befoVe he'diedVto avenge his death.'Sher iff - Taff:' is - in-; a ¦critical V condition "it roni his wounds. ", .•:"'" //-,,' ;.' ' ' ; '• " ; V n . Young Starkc Succumbs - to Bullet Wound Inflicted During Fight 1 With Deputies. . . ORIGINATOR \ OF THE RIOT AT STEELVILLE IS DEAD Scenes in the Life of Pope Leo. John Lankershim of Los Angeles Is in Jail. The case has caused a decided sensation at Fort Leavenworth, where Captain Tag gart: has been stationed about a year. Captain Taggart is one of the best known officers of his rank in the United States army. He has seen about twenty years of service. His record in the Philippines was particularly creditable. Mystery surrounds the case and the air at. Fort Leavenworth is filled with ru mors.' It "is "claimed by- some that Cap tain Taggart felt a "spell" coming over him and asked that he be deprived of his freedom. His wife closed their home i at the post to-day and left for San Francis co, where she has relatives. Captain Tag gart •. is about 45 years of age, while his wife is yet in the twenties. It is also ru mored that Captain Taggart might have been placed under restraint on account of the, alleged abuse of officers of In ferior rank. LEAVENWORTH, Kans., July 6.—Cap tain E. F. Taggart/ commanding Com pany A, Sixth United States Infantry. stationed at Fort Leavenworth, has been placed in a room in' the post hospital. •'" Special Dispatch to The Call. LOS ANGELES, July 6.-John Lanker- Ehim. whose arrest for the alleged theft of an automobile is reported from Boston, is a son of Jamfs B. Lankershim. a well known Los" Angeles capitalist. The son has been at Harvard two years and hi» friends here nay he is Just completing his cophomore ytar. The family is one of the best known In this part of the State, the father being the owner of some of the finest real estate in thi« city, owning a business block bearing his name which la considered one of the finest office build ings here. Lakershim Is very wealthy and has only one son and a daughter. He te now in Europe and is expected home In two months. John Lankershim was raised in thin Lankerehim was arrested in hi3 room 5 Trinity Hall, a fashionable Harvard dor mitory. When arrested he made l!«ht of the affair and told the officers that bis father would pay a thousand times the value of the automobile if nec essary. .; The police claim that Lankershim led •them a merry chase. Ever since the _; automobile was stolen three detectives, also in automobiles, have been on the J trail of Lankershim. who, with a party" of student friends, was touring New Eng land in the motor car. The automobile .was located in Providence yesterlay, but Lankershim and his friends had desert . «d it. Lankerehim is registered in the college catalogue as living in New York, but the police Kay that he is a son of a wealthy Los Angeles man. Lankershim is the t,hird Harvard student arrested within two" weeks on charges of burglary. When ;he was arrested he was packing his trunk preparatory to sailing to Europe •to-morrow to meet his father, who is now in Paris. • BOSTON, aiacs., July 6.— John Lanker- Bhlm. aged H. a member of the class of 1506 of Harvard University, was arrested to-day on the charge of breaking into the .automobile station of Kenneth Skinner, in Boston, on June 14. and stealing there from an automobile valued at $350. ,.J1— '. Ejwdtl Dlepatch to The Call. ; The Simla correspondent of the Dally Mail telegraphs that Sir Ernest Satow. British Minister; at jjj Peking, will .' arrive there July 7 to' confer with Lord'Curzoh, JViceroy.of India.. The visit Is generally attributed to the aspect of affairs ft^ Man churia,' as ; an* Anglo-Russian rupture would closely affect ' India through Af ghanistan/ ¦ / LONDON, July 6.— A dispatch to the Standard from \ Tientsin says it is ' the opinion in' Russian circles there that an outbreak of hostilities In the far East is inevitable. } It Is reported that Japan is mobilizing her ..forces. It is -thought in Tientsin that tho Japanese, in the event of war, would 1 have everything in their f a von . They are certainly better prepared than the Russians. • . - • . " , ." ' ; , , Special Dispatch to The Call. city and has hosts of friends here. He is regarded as a manly fellow and there has never been a breath of suspicion as to his honesty. His friends who have heard of his arrest attribute it to an escapade of a college student rather than to" any de tire to steal. 'Had he wanted, an _ automo bile there was no necessity for' stealing one; because he can readily, command suf licient money to, purchase one. - Rudolph grasped an electric. light wire that led to the ground and slid' down fifty feet, when the wire snapped, precipitating him to the ground. ' Regaining his feet in stantly, he ran through Sergeant Daw son's residence to the street and was .gone! Shortly.. before ,hls .escape to-day. Ru dolph was let out of his cell'to be shaved. The exercise corridor at • the time, con tained about twenty prisoners. - The guards were engaged In locking" up the prisoners for. the night, when, -as 'Rudolph passed through the # east end of the exer cise corridor, ! a 'fight broke out', among the prisoners In the west end. The ma-, Jority of the guards ran to separate the fighting prisoners and Rudolph 'quickly ran 4 up three flights of stairs, Jumped to the top" of the cells and In a flash had swung himself, by. the aid of an Iron girder, to the 'skylight and the next mo ment had forced the skylight open and was out upon the roof, sixty.' feet from the ground.' ST. LOUIS. July 6.— William Rudolph of Union, Mo., who has been confined in the city Jail for several months on the charge of having participated' in the robbery of the " bank at ' Union last winter, and who is also charged with the killing of Detec tive. Schumacher, who was attempting to arrest him, made a desperate escape from jail at 4:45 o'clock this afternoon and Is still at large. ' . . , . -.„-.'!,/•?•- Special Dispatch to The Call. Japan Is Said to * Be Mobilizing Her Forces. Mystery Envelops Case of Captain Taggart. Desperate Robber Risks His Life to. Escape. Shortly after 10 o'clock at night the Pontiff received extreme unction. At 9 o'clock his condi- perceptjble breathing. Pope Leo awoke wet with perspiration, feeble in the extreme and his voice hardly audible. The fits of coughing had brought pains in his chest and shoulders, and, thinking, his end was now near, he said to Dr. Lap poni: "Tell me when the time really comes." The doctor assured his Holiness that he believed the danger of his immediate passing was averted for the night and for to-day. These seemingly last moments of Pope Leo are full of solemnity. Perhaps his last hours would be less melancholy and sad if the august sufferer were less conscious of the circumstances and his mind less clear as to the duration of time remaining to him before he enters eternity. Although his physical powers are at the lowest ebb and his breathing becomes more labored, 'the Pope's mind is clear, as is manifest to all around him by his bright, expressive eyes and the few words he now and then succeeds in uttering. The scene is so touching that those present can, scarce restrain their tears. Count Camillo Pecci, the Pope's nephew, whom the dying man kept by his bedside yesterday, was so ex hausted last night by his contend ing emotions that he had to be taken from his uncle's room, com pletely worn out. A few moments before, as he stood bowed beside the bed. Pope Leo laid his hand on his head with paternal affec tion, saying, "Take courage." HOSTILITIES LOOKED FOR IN FAR EAST NOTED ARMY MAN IS HELD IN HOSPITAL POLICE SAY HE STOLE A MOTOR CAR SLIDES DOWN LIGHT WIRE TO FREEDOM POPE AWAKENS FROM DEATH LIKE SLEEP AT DAWN PITIFULLY FEEBLE BUT WITH MIND UNWEAKENED The San Francisco Call.