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Land Marines at Beirut SQUADRON'S MEW READY FOR ACTION NATIVE SONS AND FAIR DAUGHTERS OF GOLDEN CALIFORNIA CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY OF HER ADMISSION INTO THE UNION PRIOB FIVE—OBNTS. VOIiTJME XCIV— NO. 102. SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1903. fathers do ! approvingly upon their r chil dren. ¦ ' v The parade' marked the real - beginning Continued on Page 1, Column 3. Continued on Page 2, Column 6. Continued ' on Page 2, Column 1 . . SANTA BARBARA. Sept. 9.— All the sheep shearers and laborers in the em ploy of Vail & Vlckers, the owners of Santa Rosa Island, went on strike this morning for higher wages and better food. The latter demand Is said to be the ground for the "greatest compalint. The men took possession of the company's boat and came to Santa Barbara when the superintendent refused to accede to their demands." Island Laborers Strike. TEXAS CHILD SWALLOWS TOY MONKEY WBENCH ware Official. OYSTER BAY, N. Y., Sept. 9.—Follow ing the resignation yesterday of William M. Byrne. United States District Attor ney of Delaware, the President to-day requested the Postmaster General to sub mit to him a report on *the recent retire ment of Miss Huldah B. Todd, the post mistress of Greenwood, Delaware. It Is charged that Miss Todd was re tired to make room for an Ad dicks sup porter. Mr. Roosevelt knew nothing of the fate of the Delaware postmistress until his attention was called to it by the newspapers. He afterward received a personal letter on the subject. This prompted him to desire an investigation. Physicians Treat Sufferer for Asthma Until Fit of Coughing Af fords Belief. EL PASO, Tex., Sept 9.— Eight months ago little Ethel Crawford, the 5-year-old daughter of J. J. Crawford of this city, swallowed a small monkey wrench, which vas among the toys given her at Christ mas. Since that time she has been under the care of physicians and treated for asthma. To-day, during a violent fit of coughing, the little one coughed up the small toy, which evidently had been lodg ed in her bronchial tubes since, last Christmas. The case has caused much in terest among physicians. a President Orders Inquiry Into the Forcing Out of a Dela- SEEKS TO I.EABN WHY POSTMISTBESS BETIBED Negotiating for the Site of Famous Battle to Preserve It From Builders. LONDON, Sept. 9.— It is said that An drew Carnegie is negotiating for the pur chase of the famous battlefield of Ban nockburn, near Sterling, Scotland, In or der to save It from falling into the hands of builders. CABNEGIE MAY PTJBCHASE BANNOCKBTJBN FIELD greater homage paid to it, and from day break till midnight the celebrators acted in joyous accord and made the day a memorable one. The thousands of visit ors that arrived late last night were Joined by Beveral thousand more this morning. There have Jbeen bigger celebrations of Admission day In the State, but none more patriotic or enthusiastic than the one held to-day. About 2500 Sons and Daughters of the Golden West marched through the streets to the music of band and fife and drum. Fittingly, too, the Pioneers and Mexican War Veterans, the road builders Into this great common wealth, preceded them in the line of march, just as they had preceded others more than half a century ago. These old State builders did not walk, however, but, seated in their carriages, looked E and smiled upon ..the Sons and Daughters as day and the 30,000 or 35,000 inhabi tants of this city and county Joined In the festivities. No State could have had g*^ AN JOSE, Sept. 9.— Ten thousand B Native Sons and Daughters cele . j| brated California's fifty-third birthday in a fitting manner to- THE fifty-third anni versary of the ad ] mission of California into, the Union was patriot ically ' observed yesterday throughout the State. I The larger celebrations were held in San Jose, iChico and Sonoma. Many parlors of the Native Sons and Daugh ters held forth at San Jose and the, sturdy pioneers joined them in their festivi ties. ¦ ¦ ¦ . - Sturdy Pioneers and Veterans of Mexican War Take Prominent Part in the Festivities. CHICO, Sept. 9.— Governor Pardee slipped quietly - into Chlco on the regular morning overland, so that the crowds of merry-makers ..' . missed the opportunity to give him the demonstrative welcome that was planned. However, the Governor was here and consequently the crowds were in the best of humor and the greeting that was intended for the chief was un corked for . the benefit of the great thronghs of Native Sons and Daughters who arrived on a' special at 10:40 o'clock. By 9 o'clock people began to gather In the neighborhood of the depot and long before train time j the streets leading toward. the station were jammed with ve hicles-' and the - sidewalks were crowded with pedestrians, ' who \ cheered to^__the echoe' the arrival '.of' the "Veteran Fire men. . Four divisions of the grand parade were forming on the streets that cross Main street, while the local companies of the' fifth division, together with portions of the ; Marysville and Sacramento par lors of Native Sons, gathered at the depot Special Dispatch to The Call. NEW ORLEANS, Sept 9.— Another es caped convict from the Mississippi peni tentiary presented himself to-day and apologized for his escape. He is Brooks Story, the notorious express robber, who has escaped five times from the peniten tiary. To-day Story presented himself at the Governor's mansion and explained that he had received word that his wife was critically 111 in Kosciusko, more than 100 miles away, a week ago, and he broke out of prison to get to her bedside. As soon as she was out of dan ger he returned to the penitentiary. Story belongs to one of the best fam ilies in Mississippi and In her young womanhood his wife was noted for her remarkable beauty. Evil companions led the young husband astray, and holding up trains and robbing express offices soon became his occupation. He was finally caught and sent to the penitentiary to serve a ten-year term. Special Dispatch to The Call. SACRAMENTO, Sept. 9.— It was evident from the trend of the discussion on the part of the members of the State Board of Equalization at a meeting to-day that the assessment of many of the counties of the State will be raised. There is a well-founded belief that the assessment of the city and county of San Francisco will be among those to be raised. Although the board has until the 12th Inst. in which to arrive at a conclusion regarding the county assessments, It may take final action any time between now and that date. After the meeting to-day the members . of the board declined to make any statement, saying they would not commit themselves before taking final action. . Pratt put spurs to his horse and two posses were soon in hot pursuit. One of them captured the fugitive at Hash Knife Draw, a canyon twenty miles north of P€CO6. He confessed the crime, saying Myrnberg had married the woman he loved and that h* was crazed by Jeal ousy. The feeling against Pratt is great. One posse is still out, not having learned of the capture. EL PASO, Tex., Sept. 9.— E. Myrnberg, a merchant of Pecos, Tex., was shot and killed at noon to-day by James Pratt, a cattleman. The tragedy occurred on the main street cf the town. Myrnberg was passing from his store to his residence. where his bride awaited, when Pratt strode up and fired two shots at him from the 30-30 rifle. The first shot passed through Myrnberg's neck and he fell to his knees, begging for mercy. At the second shot he fell dead in the alkali dust. KIIXS MAN WHO WEDDED THE WOMAN HE LOVED Texas Cattleman Shoots Successful Hival in the Streets of Pecos. ZANESVILLE, Ohio. Sept. 9.— An auto mobile driven by Earl Kiser of Dayton escaped his control at the races here to day and as the result of its dashing Into the fence John Gooding was fatally in jured, having been struck by the auto mobile Tvhfle going at terrific speed. Sev eral other persons were less seriously injured. Kiser had an ankle broken. Racing Machine at Zanesville Fatally Injures John Gooding. ESCAPES CONTBOL. DETEOIT, Midi* Sept. 3.— While Bar- r ' 3- Oidfield's racing automobile was run ning nearly sixty miles an hour at the GrtxssB Polnte track this afternoon in the t fs-csflc open eve nt, one of the front tires on tie machine burned through and ex ploded, throwing tho car into the fence and injuring Frank Shearer, a spectator, so terribly that be died in an ambulance ••n route to the hospital. The car -went fifty feet through the air and Oldfleld, T7ho kept tis seat, had a marvelous es cape from death. He received several cuts about the body and had one rib broken. It was an afternoon of accidents at the track, two other high power machines coming to grief because of the tires. For tunately no one was hurt ia either of these accidents. OMfleld's sparker gave out a few feet from the tape In the race during which the accident occurred and Oldfield lost nearly two miles before he repaired the damage and started after Harry Cun ningham, the only other entry. The tires of the raaefcine were the same ones he used at Cle\'eland and as he was turn ing Into the stretch on his seventh mils , the friction on the right front tire burned through and it exploded. The track is banked high at the turn and the car with ils tremendous momentum shot for the outer edga of the track, which is six feet above the ground beyond. Oldfield had just time enough to twist his brake and head for a spot between two trees. Shearer was standing against the fence at this point and the car struck him F^uarely, breaking both legs and fractur ing his skull. He was thrown seventy five feet and never recovered conscious ness. Oldfleld had presence of mind enough to throw himself backward on the fiat deck cf the car, which went crashing through a low tree and landed a complete wreck fifty feet from where It went through the fence. A brother of Shearer was standing near him and had a narrow escape. Tire Explodes and the Racer Swerves and Leap3 in the Air. Barney Oldfield Has a Marvelous Escape in Accident Spectator Is Killed *by Knoaway Machine, DEATH RIDES IN HURTLING AUTOMOBILE GRAND MARSHAL, OF THE PROCESSION GIVEN BY NATIVE SONS AND ; DAUGHTERS AT GARDEN CITY, AND FOUR OF THE PARLORS THAT EXCITED THE APPLAUSE OF; THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS WHO LINED THE SIDEWALKS AND CHEERED THE PATRIOTIC PARADERS. • • • In Paris there Is a persistent rumor that M. Constans, the French Ambassador la Constantinople, Intends to resign as a protest against the apathy shown by his Government. According to a Sofia dis patch to the Dally Express the British agent there has already notified Bulgaria that Great Britain Insists that she pre vent the passage of bands into Mace donia. Little credence is attached to a story published in the Vienna Die Zeitung that Turkish troops have been ordered to cross the Bulgarian frontier. Count Goluchowski, the Austrian Chan cellor, had a long conference with Em peror Francis Joseph at Budapest yester day and common diplomatic action by the powers against Bulgaria is again said to be in preparation. The Italian fleet is held in readiness at Sicily, so that It could reach Turkish wa ters within forty-eight hours, but Italy will not take any action except in accord with the powers. The Dally Telegraph's correspondent In Varna reiterates the determination on the .part of the Bulgarian Government to hin der every manifestation liable to lead to war. He adds that Prince Ferdinand is In daily receipt of menacing letters and as a result the palace Is strongly guarded, the locks have been changed on the doora and all persons desiring admission are strictly scrutinized. It Is learned from Phillppopolls that tha Macedonian committee is actively organ izing new revolutionary bands, of which 170 have been formed in Eastern Roume lla and Macedonia since Boris SarofofC assumed the direction of the Adrianople committee. The leaders of the bands duf ing the last six months have imported IDO kilograms of dynamite, mostly from Aus tria, together with large stores of rifles, which have all been warehoused in the suburbs of Philippopolls. From Vienna It Is reported that Bul- Dispatch Says Bulgaria's Army Is to Be Mobilized. LONDON. Sept. 10.— Except that the Consuls in Salonica are again asking for the protection of warships, there is lit tle direct news this morning from the seat of the Macedonian troubles, but there is a plentiful crop of sensational statements, which It Is impossible to con firm or deny. Among the latter Is the assertion made in a Sofia dispatch to the Seclo of Milan to the effect that it has been decided to mobilize the Bulgarian army. This is contrary to the avowed policy of the Bulgarian Government, but cannot be regarded as unlikely, as the Turkish troops are concentrated at Geok tepe, five miles from, the Bulgarian fron tier. SOFIA'S ALASMHTQ BTJMOB. The Moslem section of the city, from Friday up to last night, was in a state of anarchy and thirty persona were killed. among- whom, however, were no foreign ers. The shops are closed, the streets de serted and the Government Is seemingly unwilling to assure the safety of the resi dents. The arrival of the American cruisers Brooklyn and San Francisco was most op portune. Admiral Cotton Is on the- alert and a signal corps and guards slept at the United States Consulate last night. The men on board the warships are un der arms, ready to disembark on & sig nal from the consulate. The boats of the Brooklyn and San Francisco have re connoitered the coast below the property of the American mission in order to se lect landing places In case of need. The American mission authorities have de manded guards from the Governor for the protection of the mission printing office and the mission property. An attempt to enter an American residence on Satur day was frustrated. The Americans here believe the United States Government should Insist on the dismissal of the Vail of Beirut, a notori ous bribetaker, and to whom an the dis orders are attributed. Tho opinion here Is that the powers should take action with a view to bringing Beirut trader the jurisdiction of an autonomous Christian government for the Lebanon district. BEIRUT, Syria. Sept. 7 (via Port Said). Vice Consul Slagelssen, when he was fired at recently, was near a police booth. Hl3 assailant la not yet known. The authori ties are Indifferent and thus far have given no satisfaction. American Mission Makes Demand Upon Governor for Protection. Signal Corps Sleeps at the United States Consulate. The San Francisco Call BREAKS JAIL TO VISIT HIS SICK WIFE Train Robber Re turns After Her Recovery. EQUALIZERS MAY INCREASE ASSESSMENT Board Is : Likely to Add to County Burden.