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HEAD THE E\LIC>HTE\L\G ARTICJ-B IN THE SUNDAY CALL Volume evil— no. 122. 300,000 COAL MINERS STRIKE FOR MORE PAY Union Officials Say Walkout Is Merely Suspension of Work Pending Adjustment New Wage Scale Asks Increase and Conferences Fail to Bring Agreement President Lewis Believes That the Miners Will Gain Their Demands rNT'IANAi QIAS. March Sl.— Three hundred thousand organized miners of the Mtumlnous coal fields of Pennsyl vania. Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, lowa. Mls pouri, Karusas, Oklahoma and Arkansas quit nork at midnight pending settle ment of a new wage prale. Officers of the united mine workers of North America declared the tvalk out was not a strike, but merely a sus pen«ion of work because no wage scale had been made to replace the old scale, which expired with March. The miners demand an increase; of pay, in some in- Btanccs of .*> cents, a ton. and in other hiytances more, with certain changes in working conditions. confidence wa? expressed by the operators that ther^ would be no gen eral coal famine, large .supplies of furl !iavinjc b*en stored in anticipation of th*» walkout. While the miners predict the suspen sion will be cut short by a prompt signing of wage scales, some of the "[wraliirs maintain the mines may be kept cloyed for a month, or longer. The iirs=t settlement came in an an nouncement from Brazil. Ind., the cen ter.'of the Indiana block coal field, where, the df-niand for a 5 cents in '-rease was granted. Conditions in Various States The conditions In the various states, sported to the national union head jjuarUrs. follow; Illinois-*.,,, m i nes closed and ~~.(<»ti *pU72!> out; . joint conference *, <>n wages railed for Monday In Chicago; operator* say nu-n de mand Increase of 10 <-ent« a ton: possibility of a four month*' shut down; t^vo months' supply of coal <>n hand; iio immediate coal famine :n Chicago. Indiana — 1 *.<'"<> miners out; con ference arranged for Wednesday st Terre Haute. Pennsylvania — 40,000 men or dered out; temporary scale ex pected by Saturday;' settlement of the powder question to he held in abeyance. lov.'a — Every; mine in lowa or dered closed pending settlement of the wage scale. Missouri. Kansas. Oklahoma and Arkansas — Comprising the south western interstate fields. 35,000 miners out; early settlement ex pected; miners assert, they have $400,000 to tarry on the fight. Ohio — Miners ordered to quit work; ?tate leader declares it is !>rirf suspension: at Lorain. steel plant shut down and threw out 4.000 workers because of coal .vhortase. President I^r.wis, before leaving to visit the centers of the different min ing fields, made the^ following estimate of the number of miners affected by the suspension of work: w>ttern and central FennsylTuiui 100,000 Ohio 47,000 J Indians. IS.OCO \u25a0 West Virtrini* '• 10.000 Illisoii " 72,000 low. 16.000 Michigan 3.003 Kansas. Arknasas, Texas and Oklahoma. 26,000 j Colorado 5,000, VOttern £»ntueky.. 5.000 Tottl 300.000 Reviewing: the situation. President ' \u25a0-'»-"\u25a0\u25a0''\u25a0-\u25a0 \u25a0"\u25a0: '\u25a0'.----} r '\u25a0\u25a0;.••• Lewis said: "When the national executive hoard adjourned tonight, we all felt the pros r>ect was very satisfactory for the min er». In many districts it is now only a question of the and operators sitting down together and talking over Ready to Sign Contract "In eastern Ohio, where we expected strong- opposition, it is reported three •>f the largest companies are ready to si^n the contract we formulated aj our recent meeting: in Cincinnati. "In Indiana and the Hocking district in Ohio, we will reach a settlement next week. There probably will be more difficulty in western Pennsylva nia and in Illinois, where the powder and shot firers* wage questions are ln vclvedL" JAPANESE MINISTER OF HOUSEHOLD IS DEAD Prince Tomosada Iwakura Suc cumbs in Tokyo TOKYO. April 1. — Prince Tomosada J.vakura, minister of the imperial louw.hold, died today. He was for merly vice grand chamberlain, privy councilor and director of the peerage. 7-f«> was born In 1851 and ww the eldest •on of the late Prince Iwakura, a Joadins imperialist in the, struggle that '*6 to restoration. fcA-KQTXET IS JPLANNEI>— The Iri*h uxtinnal- Ux>- of »bi« r.Uv will htfld * reunion »n<t picnic imdT th«- int-pirn* nf Ibe Knipht* of T«rs «t R<-b«cU*n park Sundjv. Tbc cotntolttp* on •srrnn^mCDtis is is follows: .Pun Fo*irr. .-hslrman: Tom Alford. njamprr; John Mor. rlwy, *orrct*rr; Con IVmp*cj\ . P«t Ward. J«ok . Carrr. SliVe Doogan. P«t Cussidj-, Jobnny t» tiiic, Tom Shausttncssy *nd Joe SuUlras, ' The San Francisco Call. INDEX OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHONE KEAR2VV SO FRIDAY, APRIL 1,1910 EDITORIAL A firnsatioDal railroad r«if. Page 6 CaDads and China in the tariff. I'akcl! Stump tpeecbea tolfrafcd in conn. I'ageO San Pranrtsco in <-omniittee of whole. I'agc 6 Suiter street permit would bo sheer in f«mr. I'nsrr « CITY li'-sMrntsi fieUl to kf-ji Balooiu off the ocean l»MilerarU. Page 4 i Young politiclanK wage sharp rampaipu in Imttle to be bo j- mayor. l'nge 7 "Hippy** Dongberty, king of nevrsboy*. wants Sheriff Finn's seat in senate. Page 5 Action of police commission in reinstating IK>l icemen is declared illepal. PflKe 10 Kirc commission asks appropriation of $1,613,- OS6 for department expenses.. Paige T SUBURBAN Civic bodies will consider plau of federa tion. Pace S Man; gliders are entered in aTiation con test. • Fa t e ß New police ordinance is signed by Mayor Mott. " PageS ' Jargewitx si-quitted of murder on the first ballot. Page 9 Woman wins decree afler several years' liti gation. Pace 9 L*s Barardd. French club of university, will produce p'srs in French, ;'."-' I'oge 8 Burglars employ borse and wacon to deplete stjork of Oakland grocery. : Page 8 Ommissinner Bdoff a*k« park board to In create nages cf employe*. Puge 8 Berkeley conocll a«ks water cempanr lo in stall mains for fire .towers. Page J* Charges of perjured evident in Chinese mur der ensn being probed t\v judre. Page 9 Secretary of Oakland chamber of commerce orges <-o-operatlon for e\|i(isitioii. rage 8 Mi*s Gladys Meek becomes bride of William Vnlknmn at quiet home ceremony. Page O Grand jury fileß final report making many rewmuiondations and is discharged. ]>age t> COAST Seifert- girl spirited from San Piego at night by parents. Page 3 Millions of lady bugs get free transports tiou to melon section. Page 7 Rakersfl>ld operators plan organization of oil exchange. limited membership. Page 3 EASTERN Graift] jiur estaWislies precedent by refusing to oNy instruction! 1 ! of judge. Page 3 F'irniiT judge ludi< ted on bribery i-uarjre In sists »n being placed in prison. Page 9 Tlin-e hundred thousand coal tuioers walk out pending trage scale tiettletneni. Page 1 FOREIGN Pinohot says be will meet Roosevelt in London or C.'ojrenliageu. Page 2 Briib'h ministers stand by budget as morn im portsnt tiian refurni of lords. Page 3 SPORTS .*\u25a0"?!• anJ Pflr«Tt"lj(if!li' l» n (d*\ 13*iiJning Umw.' . Page 10 Crane bersea npset form and betting public sit Emeryville. Page 10 Jeff will be ready to start for training camp <>n Monday. ~.n ;"- Page 11 Otx> hundred athletes registt-rvd in Academic league meet. Page 10 Hiiilsli and Borllngame polo teams to play for V"itK *-nj.. Page ll Dorasdo d^featf Longboat in fast aud close Marathon race. Page 4 Uk-kar.l wires Gleason not to return unless he brinjs Johnson." Page 11 Vampires aud Independents will play soccer fcf-mifir.al today. '\u25a0]-:. Pngc 11 j VernoD team hammer* Augel pitchers «nd wlus easily . 10 to 4. .; r. . Page 10 King James given I'M and Jack Atkin 100 in Carter handicap. Page 11 College <-rew* will meet in races on Oaklaud estuary April '\u0084. Page 10 Golden Gate keunel «.J'.ib formed and plants show next mouth. Page 11 Trout fi«hing season opens today and hundreds ieav.; f.. r streams. Page 11 St. Ignatius school team easily defeats St. Peter's school nine. Page 4 Nelson's pitching aud timely hitting win for the Oakland team. Page 10 Thirty-two rounds of lighting scheduled to night at Dreamland. Pago 10 Atitu makes remarkable r time on the new Los Angeles motordrome. Page 11 p.x-tor Keller and Yussiff Mahmout matched to meiM in Kansas City. Page 10 Nevada promoter will take out accident poli cies on fighters today. I'agc 11 IYahall \u25a0 Kceue' breaks his collarbone while riding in steeplechase. Page 10 California overwhelmingly defeats C. S. C.'ln track meet at Berkeley. Page 10 Case against Charles Zelin«ky dismissed as result of betting decision. Page 10 MARINE Rig Japanese line discharges 12 white captains and suliHituto!!. Japanese. Page 15 SOCIAL Opening of. the dancing season is entbnsias ti> ally received iv society circles. Page 6 VETERAN GUESTS TO BE ROYALLY RECEIVED G. A. R. Committees Busy Com pleting Decorating Plan OAKLAND, March 31. — The general citizens 1 committee and the executive committee of the Grand Army of the Republic met at the merchants' ex change last evening'to discuss the gen eral scheme for civic decorations for the departmental encampment, which takes place in three weeks. It was decided that a committee, shall wait upon the board of supervisors, asking that a resolution be adopted under which the county can aid in dressing the hall of records and the court house. A similar request is to be made of the city council, relative to the dec orating of the city, hall. The offer of the merchants* exchange to take charge of the street^ecorating \u25a0was accepted. The chamber of com merce have already taken the respon sibility of printing the official pro grams, so that both of these important items will cost the Grand Army of the Republic nothing. j Suburban Brevities I 1 A ' FIRE FOLLOWS EXPLOSION— Oakland,. March. 31.— Forty feet of * wooden culvert at Mouo taln View avenue and East Fourteenth Ftwt. was torn up last nljrbt when a flr« broke out followinc an explosion in one of tbc mains of the San I^sndro ga*. company. ' -- CHINESE FOEFEIT BAlL— Oakland. March '3l' Bail amounting to $ 1.250 was forfeited in de partment 1 of the police court this moraine *T 23 Chinese, who were arrested' last night for gambling. /_- HELD FOR TRIAL-^Oakland. March 31.— Polled Judpr Samuel hold Jo««-pb - Moore for trial thin mominc on * cb«nje of assault ; with--* <l«-«dlr weapon. Moore wan arrested for »s sault to commit murder upon MatUiew Call a - SAN FRANCISCO, : EKIDAY, APRIL rl, 1910. PISTOL DUEL FORCED SAYS YOUNG SLAYER - Charles Cheften, Who Killed Santa Clara Watchman, Claims Self-Defense Mob Violence Feared When the Prisoner Is Taken From Jail 'for Hearing '\u0084':/ [Special Dispatch to The Call] SANTA CLARA, March 31.— Charles Chlften, who confessed to the slaying of Night Watchman Whyb'ark In an early morning pistol duel, was smug gled into Santa Clara- this afternoon for his preliminary hearing. Fear of mob violence led the San Jose police to adopt measures for the prisoner's protection during his arraignment before Justice of the Peace Thompson. District At torney Free and Deputy District Attor ney Bridges accompanied the prisoner. Voluntarily and coolly Chiften took the starfo" and .went over the series of events leading up to the early morning revolver battle which resulted In Why bark's death. He narrated minutely the life of a. gambler and cowboy which he leU in New Mexico. Nevada and finally in Oregon and Washington during the last seven years. :v: v Chiften said he registered at the Ho tel Mctropole in San Jose Sunday even ing. March 13. That night he went around town considerablj' and spent some little time in several saloons. According to the prisoner he boarded the* streetcar to call on a young lady living in Magnolia avenue between San .lose and Santa Clara, but that finding the time — 10:30 o'clock^— tod (late, he remained on the car and rode Ito Santa" Clara. Here he again went into several saloons and' then walked around town. He found that the last car for San Jose had gone and that the only way he could get there would be to walk. He went to the back of the Royal saloon and went to sleep, in a shed. Suddenly he was startled by the flash of a bullseye lantern, and a rough command to come out. Chiften said the man did not tell him he was an' of ficer of the law nor did he 'at.. the, mo ment surmise such was the case. He started out, and according to the tes timony, stumbled over a bench in the dark. t At this moment Night Watch man Wliybark fired, but missed his mark. Chiften drew his revolver and fired three shots in rapid succession. Rush ing past the dead man he ran north in Alviso street, east in Benton and south in Grant street. Following ' the \u25a0 car line along Grant street, he reached San jjose between 6 and 7 o'clock in the morning, going to the Hotel Metropole. Here tlie murderer remained for three or four days, until he thought the ex citement had subsided. Chiften said that- he ; was born in Monterey, Mexico, and is 22 years of age. lie denied that he had anything to do with the San Francisco drug store robberies. A- large crowd soon assembled during Chif ten's dramatic recital, and men and women fought for a sight of the pris oner. Doctor Fowler was called to the stand today to testify as to the course the bullets took in Whybark's body. The preliminary examination was continued until Tuesday morning 'at 10 o'clock. Chiften waived counsel. lie will stick to the plea of self-defense. SAN JOSE COUNCIL TO ENTERTAIN K. OF C. Preparations Arc Being Made for Convention of Order [Special Dispatch to The Call] SANTA CLARA. March 31.—Prepara tions are being made by San Jose council No. 879, Knights of Columbus, to entertain the gathering of the knights at the state, convention next Mas.; . All active members living in San Jose and here have been called upon to make the entertainment of the visitors a success. _• One of the stanch upholders of the order in this part of the Santa Clara valley is Rev. Richard A. Gleason, S. J.; president of Santa Clara college. Fath er Gleason is a mefnber of San Jose council No. 879 and has from the be ginning exercised great influence in Knights of Columbus circles here. He was an enthusiastic advocate of the state convention being held in San Jose this year, and has stated that, visiting members from all over California have a general invitation to pay Santa Clara college and mission a visit of inspec tion. . V-^-l:', \u25a0 \u25a0 - • FRENCH WAR MINISTER BOASTS OF AIRSHIPS Senate Passes Vote. of. Confi dence in Department PARIS, March- 3K-^-General Brun, minister of war, replying in the senate today to criticism? on' the Inactivity of the department . of ,; aeronautics, , as compared with that department in Ger many, said the statements regarding thi' aerial strength df the- latter-coun try had been exaggerated, v Germany, he said, had six units at the outside. France,, while only three actually wer^ in commission, had four others. \ .;\u25a0 /.The.' respective merits of > dirigible balloons and aeroplanes was^'receiving the .most' careful attention and', he pro posed to ask parliament; for. 14,000,000 in ;\u25a0 four .installments, to 'b'e, used r for aeronautics.;-. ?-, ;V* '££.~r i y ?-';' •-\u25a0 -:' :\u25a0\u25a0 • The senate^^approved -these state ments an'JTadopted a.vote of 'confidence^ SOCIETY GIRL ON LONG "HIKE" FROM B'LINGUM TO DEL MONTE Miss Eleanor Sears. on her tvalk from Burlingame to' Del Monte. When this picture was taken by a Call photographer near the town of Coyote yesterday afternoon she tv as accompanied by IViU'tam-T. Coleman,a young man of' Burlingame. At other stages of her journey yesterday she- was accompanied by Duane Hopkins and Templeton Crocker, \u25a0 ; ' Y.WC A DELEGATES VISIT BIG TREES Addresses Delivered at Capifola on Work in Cities and Among Students SANTA CRUZ. March 31.— Two hun dred of the delegates to the Capitola conference of .the Young .Women's Christian association, spent the day. on an excursion' to the big- trees grove, anly a few *of those in attendance^ re maining at the hotel. to give their at tention •to routine work of -the con vention.. One of; the most important r meetings of. the' day was -conducted .by Miss Emma \u25a0 May, national secretary>of the ; city Avorki.'who spoke .on the of the association In lts ; labors among the * great factories where- girls ;are employed- • and who -wave instructions concerning; the. educational^ prepartion necessary,, for those to take; up ' the ' work, as a. \u25a0 profession after graduatiori-from; college. .. . ; . , r . Miss .Ruth. Paxtdn, "national; secre- ; tary in charge of the students' volun% teer work,; addressed ;one of the'classes and [declared many, young' women now- in ; : college . were ; . directing jj their Btudies "along -.-. lines , that -would enable them; to; engage, in the association ; en-; deavors/-: r*-'-.--r *-'-.--- .'\u25a0\u25a0.• • ' \u25a0\u25a0•:'-'* -v-v.r R e v. ; W ray . , Boy 161 6 of„;Ch! ca go ad - dressed the! delegates tonight", on "The. Inspired : ~ Ma s ter." • . . ' '• '« - - , Instead -of vth© usual .convention 'ban auet ,-on* thSilast \ night jof » the-;;session a : pignlc | held on ; the • "beach Saturday : J evening. ,Ji«y-i J , . ." ' : 7 ' STEARNS FOR COUNTY TREASURER Former "Chamber,; of Commerce : Secretary.ihtheiField* r .".'; \u25a0 *O£KJL£2il>. ; r ;. March: Y ; ..31.— Edwin Steams,' • former « secretary •of - the ' Oak land^ chamber. ; of,. commerce,", his^ an--' noiinced, his : candidacy", for.r the 'repub-; llcan -'normination- for ' county .'treasurer at the 'August primaries.;-,*- • - ' ;\u25a0\u25a0 '- * .*" EXPLOSION;,- KILLS ' SlX— WilburtonV • OklalV ' ; >1RT.Lb,31.-r.S}^:nifnerß wcre^kllled here tod«r : hy,'a:m3rsterimiis''.explosl'>n;ln,tbe'Grr«t We»t-l crn't'oalcnndtcnlie-oorapanjCß. itiinp«Nfv'2.«i>ilr ; is in<it 'known' wl\ar, caused 'thß'bl«Et; r but ,it 'is \u25a0"•. - •uppoari] < tnibSLvn.hecn -thO'tckiilt (t(*.thi j>re-, \u25a0oi * tvr ft *fi ririy iof* s i ffh oil.*"* "' i*' < ' \u25a0'\u25a0* \u25a0• £"\u25a0\u25a0>\u25a0 \u25a0- \u25a0\u25a0» * JENNIE CROCKER ACTIVE IN FETE Will Pose as Mrs. Mark Currie After Famous Painting by George Romriey Miss : Jennie : Crocker has proved, a veritable fairy godmother. to the Armi tagc orphanage in 'San Mateo. tor whose benefit the tableaux vlvants will be Riven at the St. f'rancis next week, for not only with -her brother, Templeton Crocker, did she found the institution .in the memory of her par ents, ;the late Colonel and [ Mrs. Fred erick C. Crocker, but she has also, been one' of. the leaders in lending her. tal ents to make a' success of .the coming fete. r -.. • :.' ' : \u25a0 Miss Crocker is one of those who has taken a box, besides which she. will .be one of the piquant ballet dancersin tlie dance. -of the . camargo,- in which Miss Enid Gregg . will Ibe the central,.flgure, and she will'- also pose as Mrs.. Mark Currie, after .George, Romney's famous painting; -which hangs, in the London national -gallery. \u25a0\u25a0: Miss -Crocker bears a. cose resemblance to the; famous orig-' Inal, 'and her- pose '.will' be 'one of . th,e most -striking of the 30 Hying- pictures to'be.shown; :' '.... • , • ; ™.-. .',.' ., \ .''. r ;This • morning; the large frame^ now being "made by 9 um P> ; will «be^put--in place , f or.'-: the \ further.' poses ,* and - re hearsals/, and the pictures for the"-gal lery;- to : Be| temporarily.: established in the' adjoining j red, r^om,; will. also, ar rive,- so as -to '-beipro'perly hung and to the»best advantage.' - This alonewould make; the' fete worth..s eeing,*! as*. It" is not v pf ten a* privilege. given to the pub-.; li'cVto" see the choicest of paintings from ; the. many: private col lectionsjin! this city. Not* only : will a number of really rare old-'pa^'tlngs be .brought -to light but the . "modern" ones 1 ;,thaf will", also -'be shown : rwii|t include- the M»st* work- be^ ihg turned: out'by European and Anier- Idan*; artists.; "\u25a0;\u25a0„'"..;' \-;'- ;-. f '"*. 7: \u25a0*".'--" : : ' ; FOLEY CASE CONTINITED— TTif Tease Sof »Bar- I •tb«lomeTr>H. l Foley,.eßßlJi«r of Treasurer Eaton •• of the Pacific States 1 telephone 'and' telegraph f .company, chanced \u25a0wlth>rabPZ2Hns $5.00(». w«s r 'callM'in -PoHce JudKe Conlan's'cc/urt'xestfrday •f' > «ti(l''continnr(l^for i a wpck.^- .• : - '' ; - MASSES' RAISED ' BlLLS— Frank ' Kelir.' --'. alia* i I >Muxpbj\; = * . . j«>ath -I of -, I!) i years..' recent\j~ire- t >lp»sed /mm- the Nevada state prison,-vf as held '^fnr:tbp; federal ;prand'juvy; i bx.>L"l)itf>drstatf s on tic charge . j i of " pasafae -.raised ' bills. & *>=\u25a0•« -•\u25a0- ,- - - \u25a0-^^ v *;*.<-\u25a0" NEW TREATMENT FOR HYDROPHOBIA Important Medical Discoveries Are Announced at Ann Arbor Convention [Special Dispatch to The Call] j A.W ARBOft. -Mic'N.. March 31. — Two announcements were maiic at the ses sion of Michigan Academy of Science held here today. The first was that of Dr. James G. Gumming, director of .the Pasteur institute, who told of a new discovery for the treatment of hydro phobia, which nor only . reduced the length of time required for treatment from three weeks to two, but also elim inated the dangerous elements of the old treatment. • Dr. Frederick Xovy of the university medical department told of the discov ery of a new filterable virus, the result of an , Unexpected epidemic among rats in the laboratory which they./were ex perimenting upon. The virus produced a fever never before disco\-ered. •Reduced and diluted to a one-bil lionth it. will cause an infection that is sure death. - After being kept on Ice ror two". months it is as deadly as • before being chilled; ' \u25a0 SAN FRANCISCO GIRL MARRIED IN PORTLAND Despite. Objections: of Parents Wedding Takes Place. [ Special Dispatch to The Call } i 'PORTLAND, March 31.— Despite ob jection of the bride's parents "-, -and threats t 'of. arrest .from a rival suitor, J. J.Conners, a Spokane businessman, was quietljv married here yester.lay to Miss Uuth Satileelof San Francisco. ; Mi!«s Satilee: came here a. few weeks ago .to^ visits with the wife .-of .Ri go. the violinist.who i« employed in a locai cafe. She ; was" Introduced to-a man about, town and^ the story .is that the young woman .complained to Conners of the attentions of her- new acquaint ance.> ... \u0084,' '. * .'\u0084 ',\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0' '.'.. ... \u0084,,.:, J j ' .The fiance ;wrote, a. letter to;hi« Port land rival, which aroused threats of ar rest 'fo'r-slander." ; . '.: , ; . . ", " A'r., : -*T. \u25a0."•'.. •';. \u25a0' THE WEATHER JYESIERDAY — Clear; northwest n>mJ; * maximum temperature, 72; minimum, 50. JEORECAST FOR TODAY— Cloudy; fog t — in the morning and at night; light south wind, to brisk west. PRICE FIVE CENTS. WALKS 108 MILES ON WAGER Eleanor Sears Starts Tramp From Burlingame to Del Monte in 55 Hours FAIR PEDESTRIAN SEEKS TO EQUAL McENERY'S FEAT Boston Belle Gamely Reels Off Mile After Mile Over Hot and Dusty Roads SOCIETY PEOPLE CHEER PRETTY MAID OiN WAY [Special Dispatch to The Call] COYOTE, .Hand 31. — *|l»a Stnr'% rerord no fur i< hh follov»«: ilnr llnsame, « n. ni.: I'alo Alto. 1!> mili"«, 9:15 a. ni.; ltouutnin Vl<-t». -j:: milrn. tit: to n. m.: !••\u25a0 Jwir, ;:i; milts 2:1O p. ni.; Hdrn Vale. 43 utles, 9tSO l». ni.; Coyote, 4S mllm. *»:"_T. p. m. Guided by the lights of attendant automobiles and swinging lanterns carried by relays of devoted friends. Miss Eleanor Sears, society woman of Bos to if "and Burlingame, is forging forward through the night t»> win Del Monte. Itcr destination and a $200 vvap;cr made with Miss Jennie Crocker. Miss Sears is making the journey in a scries of forced marches alternat ing with short stops for rest and re freshments, and. although the record of 36 hours and 45 minutes recently made by Dr. \V. A. McEnery seems safe, yet the fair and determined con testant for his title i^ setting a pace that few men could equal. Several. in fact, have retired with various pained expressions . after accompany ing Mi*3 Sears \>m- but a part of to day's grind. Cheered by Friends Since the start at 6 o'clock this morning was made from Burlingame station, where Doctor McEnery and Percy Selby began their walk over the same course .not long ago. society men and women in large numbers and automobiles have been in ehuthsiastic attendance, carrying with them food, drink, lights, witch hazel and encour agement. Miss Jennie Crocker, for whose $2t»ft Miss Sears is striving, was present * at the early morning start, mounted on a bicycle and attired to see the contest to a finish. She Is pcdalins over the roads beside Micis jjfars. wear ins: a broad brimmed hat. skirts up to her knees, high boots; and a check book with the correct amount already made out. With the feminine athlete also are Templeton Crocker, MUs Lau rence Scotr, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Caro lan. Billy t'oleman. l>u»ne Hopkins. Mrs. Eupenp Murphy, and several other prominent men and women of society Burlin^ame. Men Soon Give Out When past :>an Jose. :'K miles on the road io Del Monte. Miss Scars, who had j begun to show signs of fatisrue. was ! ursred onward by Billie Coleman, Duane j Hopkins and Tompteton Crocker. Cole. • man started with spirit from th.- La JMolle house, where the stop at San j Jose was made, and swinging along i well until attacked by a pain in his ; side tMjo miles out in the Camino real. An auto received him and l»uan<» ', Hopkins, secretary of the Crocker es j tate. took up the tramp beside the I small but sightily determined woman. Hopkins, who i» not tall and not slen | der, was visited by a disorder of the ; knees. They were pronounced wobbly. j and he sank into the embrace of a cushion. Templeton Crocker rushed into the relay and walked three dusty. consecutive miles, deserted by the the autos. which returned to San Jose for liniment. Coleman. Hopkins ami Crocker encountered a cobbler, and when the autos returned it was siven Out, after a consultation, that a return would be made to San Jose to secure some foot ease for Crocker. Break Down Is Feared When at Morgan hill, after she had walked 56 miles. Miss Sears" society friends, fearing from her actions anri manner that she was on the verge of a hysterical breakdown, halted her and pleaded with her to give up the at tempt, but they pleaded in vain. Misu Sears was determined to push on. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Carolan, who have been with her from the outset. were the first to notice that the strain was beginning to tell on her. Mis 3 Sears was laughinc and talking with apparent cheerfulness, and this fact, taken at first as a srood si?n of her condition, later led to the suspicion that it wan but an evidence of extreme nervous tension. At Matdrone. where she was joined by Stewart Lowery, her voice was high plteched and she was seen to sway dizzily. Here she asked for a drink of water, but when Lowery started forward to set it for her sh» prevented him frtun-dgios so.