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NEWS OF THE COUNTY OF ALAMEDA EXPLAIN CAUSE OF THE DELAY Directors of Young Men's Christian Association Re quire Large Donations FUNDS INSUFFICIENT Misunderstanding About the Tse of $30,000 Guaranteed by the Ladies' Auxiliary Oakland Office San Francisco Call* 1016 Broadway, March 4. The Young Men's Christian Associa tion of Oakland to-day issued an offi cial statement in explanation of the delay in the erection of the new Y. M. C. A. building, for which an active campaign has been in progress for thre* years. The statement is signed by all of the trustees ar.d directors of the association, and explains that owing to a misunderstanding among members of the Ladies' Auxiliary, which pledged Itself to raise $30,000, the necessary funds are lacking. The amount which has already been guaranteed for the new building: is slightly in excess of $15,000. but includ ed in this Is the amount puaranteM by the auxiliary. The ladies understood that the amount to be raised !»• them was t" be expended in furnishing the building and could not therefore be dered as a part of the construc tion fund. Owing to a discrepancy be tween the wording of the pledge card actually used and the representation made to the ladies when they assumed this amount, the boards were led to be lieve that thi? subscription could prop erly be counted. li has bren evident that it would be absolutely necessary to get large sub scriptions in order to make good the teacy caused by the withdrawal of ih<? $30,000 from the construction fund and to provide for the $50,000 yet called : the plans and by the conditions c pledges. After a o.uiet but most ihorough canvas? there subscriptions have not been forthcoming. RINAWAY PONY NKARLY CACODS A BOYS DEATH 1-ad'* Foot Catches in Stimip and He Is Dragged Several Blocks. BERKELEY, March 4. — Eleven -old Eddie Bierwirth wa.« dragged to-day for a distance of three blocks In South Berkeley at the heels of a frightened pony. When the lad at tempted to dismount from the animal this afternoon in front of the Bier wirth residence at 1736 Oregon street his foot slipped and he fell from the paddle. One foot, however, remained entangled in the stirrup and the lad's endeavors to extricate the imprisoned member apparently frightened the pony, whirh then began to dash down the street. Young Bierwirth was badly cut about the head and body before res cued. Instates Go to Probate. KLANI). March 4.— Petition for letters of administration on the estate of tfe - Tiff John N. Eishop was filed this afternoon by Attorney A. F. St. Sure for Ada A. Bishop, the widow. The estate is valued at about $11,000 and i-onsists of a home Just completed on Chestnut street, which he deeded last September to his wife; a $.'OOO life insurance policy in the Workmen, a 51000 fx>licy in the Railway Mutual Benefit Association and about $1000 worth of personal property. Thf -will of the late Mary J. Demp sey was filed for probat*- this after noon by Oscar T. I.uning and Ellen A. Fife, who are named as executors. Thf valued at over $15,000, th^ mal a residrnco at Mil • in Spii Francisco. She was unmarried and distributes her property between twenty-three friends and relatives. Marriage Liccn=t?s. OAKLAND, March 4. — The follow ing marriage licenses were issued by the County Clerk to-day: ■ John H. Kennard, over 21, and Anna Brown, over IS, both of Oakland; Frank J. Riordan. over 21. and Emily B. Elli ott, over IS. both of San Francisco: Paul Ueberall, 24, and Mamie Spooler, 20, both of San Francisco; Manuel Fernandez. 41. and Amelia da Costa, 33, both of Oakland; John J. Halli nan, 22. and Annie H. Hallinan. 28, both of Oakland; Ernest A. Hearther. 26, Oakland, and Clelia Rea. 19, Ala meda; William Xelle, 20, and Frances R. Fuller, 20. both of Oakland: Frank J. Rogers. 31, Oakland, and Ella Mad sen, 27, Fruitvale; John M. Willard, 23. Los Angeles, and Sophie En?le hardt, 22. Oakland; Charles ■!. Spinks. over 21. and Virginia M. Nelson, over IS. both of Berkeley. Says Lumber Tirm^ Bankrupt. Leonide McKinnon has petitioned the United States District Court for the Northern District of California to de clare the firm of Preston & McKinnon, lumber men, bankrupt. She Is the ad ministratrix of the estate of John J. McKinnon. deceased. Garret Mc- Er.erney is her attorney. The petition alleges the sum of $97,114 93 is due to Che estate of John J. MeKinnon from Preston & McKinnon, but that it re fuses to pay. It is alleged that $87,000 is du£ on six promissory notes and that the remainder of the Indebtedness is in accounts. The matter has been in court about a year. The petition asks that all proceeds from the property of Preston & McKinnon shall be devoted to the payment of the claim? of the . estate of John J. McKinnon, who died In 1896. TetrarzinuJ Will Sing Again. The management of the Palace Hotel will extend to its guests to-mor- row evening the pleasure of a concert. at which Signorlna Tetrazzini will sing. She will be the only vocalist, a full or chestra, conducted by Director Schoen igtr, accompanying her. The Aelian pipe organ will also be brought into rc^uieltioß. STOCK MARKET CLOSES ACTIVE Strong Rise in New York Central and Union Pa cific Railroad Shares DEALINGS NOT LARGE Settlement in Export Grain Rate War Causes Satis faction in Wall Street NEW YORK, March 4.— Not much Importance was attached to to-day's market. Dealings were not large and the tone was hesitating until the re sisting power of the market was dem onstrated. In the final dealings the demand took on some animation and New York Central and Union Pacific rose strongly. The evidence of tho cul mination of reaction in these important stocks had a cheering effect on the whole market and the closing was firm and quite active. Thp announcement that a settlement had been effected of the export grain rate war was received with great sat isfaction, as the length to which this controversy was being drawn out threatened bad effects on railroad earnings. There has been a great deal of unset tlement In the stock market this week, owing to the heavy profit taking sales. The rerent speculative favorites have undergone wide reactions and this in fluence has been sufficient at times to overcome that of the strong new fea tures which have developed in the mar ket. The result has been a very active and highly Irregular market, the vol ume of business having risen to the largest since the present active specu lation was Instituted. BIGGEST LINER EVER LAUNCHED Mammoth Proportions of the Cunarder Canonia. Now Due at New York Special Dispatch to *n>» Call. NEW YORK. March 4.— Some time to-morrow or early on Monday there should reach this port the biggest steamship the Cunard Company has ever sent afloat— the Canonia, the new twl nscrew giantess which is now on her maiden trip from Liverpool to New York. Unlike her swift predecessors, the Lucania and the Campania, which not only won, but kept speed records until displaced by the newer racers of the German lines, the Canonia has no pre tensions to high speed, a sober gait of eighteen knots or co being all that the company expects of her; but it ex pects and confidently predicts that, because of her great size and superb lines, she will be able to maintain that speed no matter if the weather be fa vorable or not. This addition to the Cunard line is not only a vessel of enormous propor tions, but her builders have managed to install in her more novelties than have ever before been brought to gether in one hull. They had plenty of space for new appointments, her 30,000 tons of displacement giving am ple room. Measuring 675 in one direction, the Canonia measures 72^ feet ii\ the other. Some idea of these proportions may be had from the statement *lhat if the steamship were set down beside the Capitol at Washington it would hide it from view. Not even the roof line, except the rsof dome, would be above her upper decks. The two smoker-tacks of the giant liner reach to a height of 150 feet above her keel — a height equal to that of a twplve-story building. If one of these were laid fiat on" the ground there would be sufficient room within the massive elipse for two locomotives to pas? through on parallel tracks. On board are accommodations for 3100 passengers and for a crew of 400 men. COLORADO PHYSICIAN TO WED RICH WIDOW COLORADO SPRINGS. March 4— Dr. J. D. Nifong, a prominent bachelor physician of Colorado Springs, has gone to San Francisco, where, within the next week, he will be married to Mrs. Susan Belden. a charming and rich Vermont widow. Dr. Xifong left rather precipitately, having received word that unless the nuptial knot were tied immediately his fiance would start on a pleasure trip to Honolulu. Dr. Nifong and Mrs. Belden first met laet summer in the Gardens of the Gods, by chance. A mishap to her carriage led him to proffer aid. It was a case of love at first sight, and before Mrs. Belden returned to her home In the Green Mountain State she had promised to become the bride of Dr. Xifong. She is well known in Califor nia and in the East. POLICEMEN MAKE MISTAKE— An un known man was found In the Occidental Sta bles at 24fl Third street yesterday afternoon in a dying condition. Policemen George Brown and J. Conlon were summoned and took the man to the Southern nation, where they were about to book him for drunkenness, when Act ing Captain M. J. Conboy detected carbolic acid In his breath. The man was taken to the Emergency Hospital, where Dr. W. E. Ste vens diagnosed his ailment as suffering from carbolic add poison. The man will probably die. DIVORCE SUITS FILED.— Suit for divorce was filed yesterday by Frieda Franceschlnl against Flaminlo Franceschini. for cruelty by Joseph B. Iffla against Annie Iffla, cruelty; by Alice Lawrence against Melvln Lawrence, neg lect; by Belle T. Purdy against William M. Purdy. cruelty, and by Mary Clrlmele against Albert Clrlmele. neglect and desertion. PARIS. March 4. — The Government haa reached a complete acreement with the com mittee of the Chamber of Deputies on the de tails of the bills providing for the separation of the state and church, thus insuring united actloa. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL', SUNDAY. MARCH B, 1905. AGAINST FETE AT THE TRACK Charitable and Religious Societies Oppose Using Racecourse for Benefit DENOUNCED BY PULPIT Organizations Agree to At tend Called Meeting and Declare Their Sentiments Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1016 Broadway, March 4, The various charitable and religious organizations o f this city gave expres sion at a meeting this morning against holding the proposed charity Mayday fete at the Emeryville race track. There were represented at the meeting, which was held at St. Paul's Church, the West Oakland Home, Ladies' Corps, King's Daughters, East Oakland Settlement, Fabiola Hospital, Oakland Club, Pa cific Club, "West Oakland Kindergar ten, New Century Club, Women's Ex change, Oakland Social Settlement and the Associated Charities. The Rev. Charles R. Brown expressed himself as follows: "I hope the Board of Trade and the charities of this city will not approve of holdinsr the fete at the track, be cause racing does more harm than any other Institution in Oakland, and I do not except saloons, although I am a total abstainer and am against saloons. This track is no better than a poker game or any other form of gambling." By a unanimous vote of the repre sentatives, with the exception of those from Fabiola Hospital, these remarks were indorsed. At a meeting to be held at Ebell Hafl on Tuesday night there will be present those who will use all their influence to have the fete held anywhere than at the track. Scottish Bow lei's on the Green. Some good practice games were played by the Scottish bowlers yes terday on the Golden Gate Park green. The match between H. L. Tickner and E. C. Medeau and Andrew Forman and J. C. Moffatt was by far the clos est of the day. The former team won by a single point, the score being 21 to 20. The following matches were played: E. C. Medeau and H. L. Tickner beat J. C. Moffatt and Andrew For man, 21 to 20; Judge Lucien Shaw and T. C. Millar beat Dr. Gunn and J. Deasy, 21 to 5: G. Center and William Watson beat G. C. Patterson and T. Lattlmer, 21 to 19; James Stott and the Rev. Mr. Fisher beat J. W. Dun can and John T. Dare, 21 to 18; Wil liam Watson and G. C. Patterson beat E. C. Medeau and Joseph Gray, 21 to 11; Judge Shaw and Andrew Forman beat the Rev. Mr. Logan and J. C. Mof fatt. 21 to 0; W. R. Eaton and A. Boyle, beat D. O'Brien and W. For syth. 21 to 16; John Reid and James Gray beat R. Park and Joseph Gray, 21 to 16; J. Stott beat the Rev. Mr. Fisher, 21 to 17. MAN IS KILLED, ANOTHER HURT Two Accidents in One Day at Mills of the Northwest ern Railroad at Willets UKIAH, March 4.— Arendt Neilson, an employe of the Northwestern Rail road Company, was killed at the com pany's mill at Willits to-day. Neilson was working on an edge.-. In stepping backward he was caught in the main shafting. He grabbed the machine to keep from being pulled in and his right arm was torn from his body. When the machinery was stopped Neilson's body was pounded to a jelly and not a thread of his clothing remained. The deceased was 20 years old. Shortly after the death of Neilson Frank Van Winkle fell In such a way that Ms foot came in contact with a saw and was almost cut off. Pawlicki's Misfit. r'hief Surgeon Stephen of the Emer gency Hospital service recently issued an order for the arraying in military uniforms of the surgeons and stewards under him. A tunic such as is worn by first lieutenants in the army was one article of apparel called for. Dr. Pawlicki, eager to please, purchased and donrted a tunic, on the shoulders of which were the straps that mark a major. PaAvlicki is inclined to stout ness. The tunic was not built that way, and refused to meet in front by a margin of nearly a foot. "I got It just as soon as the order came out," said Dr. Pawlicki, "two weeks before the limit set by the chief. I got it at a bargain from Dr. Herzog's uncle. It doesn't fit, but the order says nothing about fit." Dr. Stephen heard of the Pawlicki tunic, and on Friday visited Pawlicki at the Harbor Hospital. The tunic was donned for the chief's inspection and promptly condemned as a sartorial outrage. Stephen, It is said, thought Pawlicki's action an attempt to bur lesque the new order. Pawlicki pro tested, but unless his next tunic cov ers more of Pawlicki Pawlicki will hear more of the chief. The Overdue List. The vessels on the overdue list are quoted for reinsurance as follows: Jane Gaillon, 15 per cent; Freshfleld, 65 per cent; Francois, 45 per cent; Brodick Bay, 12 per cent; Skidby, 90 per cent; Chill, 10 per cent; Cairncrag, B per cent, and Mars, 15 per cent. ■£ DENIES THEIR RELATIONSHIP.— Publto Administrator Hynei yesterday filed an oppo sition to the application of Elizabeth Stafford Ellen Smith and France! Wilson for distribu tion to them of the $6360 estate of Edward W Rallton. -who died In August, 1903. Hynes al leges that the petitioners are not. as claimed balts-at-law or relatives of the deceased. UNIVERSITY ROMANCE ENDS IN A WEDDING CHARLES HOWARD SPINKS AND VIRGINIA NELSON WED BERKELEY, March 4. — In the wed ding at noon to-day of Charles How ard Spinks anud Virginia M. Nelson there culminated a pretty romance, be gun under the live oaks of the univer sity campus four years ago and con tinued since Spinks left college to make fame and fortune for himself as a mining engineer in South Africa and the southwestern part of this coun try. Though Mr. Spinks graduated from the university with the class not later than in 1903, he is superintendent and consulting engineer of the American Megnesite Company, a corporation with large interests in this State, and he has to his credit, despite his youth, a series of achievements as mining en gineer on the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and on the "Sunken Reef" in Arizona that might be envied by men many years older. His bride is a senior at the univer sity, the daughter of Louis L. Nelson, at whose home, 242 D Bancroft way, the vedding ceremony was performed to day. The bride's family has been prominent socially for many years in the university town. She herself is an accomplished artist and musician. The house was prettily decorated for Iht occasion. None but intimate friends of the couple were bidden to tho affair. Miss Christine Smith and Miss Sara Cox were maids' attending the bride and Clyde Abbott and Dr. Thomas N. Putnam attended the groom. Mr. and Mrs. Spinks left for Paso Robles during the afternoon. Their wtdding tour will Include points in Southern California. MISSING WIVES CAUSE TROUBLE Former President of Chris tian Endeavor Union Be gins a Sensational Suit Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1016 Broadway, March 4. Walter M. Bird, former president of. the Alameda County Christian En deavor Union, to-day began suit for divorce against his wife, Maud S. Bird, whom he charges with Infidelity. In a sensational complaint filed this mom ing Bird names Dr. H. W. McDaniel and R. M. Clemens as co-respondents and alleges that Mrs. Bird has eloped with Clemens, and that they are now living at Fieldbrook, Humboldt Coun ty. Bird lives at 516 Telegraph avenue, and he asks the custody of five minor children. A. W. Johnson, 630 East Twelfth street, reported to the police to-day that his wife, Jeanet Serena Johnson, has disappeared, leaving home on Mon day morning, February 27. He has since been unable to find any trace of her. Johnson says that on November 30, 1904, he began divorce proceedings against his wife, but that the action was dismissed. Recently Mrs. Johnson has shown signs of despondency, and he fears she may have committed sui cide. BORROWS LARGES SUM. — Oakland. March 4.— Henry A. Butters placed a $77,000 mortgage on his Bell Theater property on San Pablo avenue to-day. The money is borrowed from the Regents of the University of California, and Is to bear 0 per cent interest. GRADUATE OF TH3 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AND GIRL WHO BECAME HIS BRIDE. ENGAGEMENT OF PROMINENT OAKLANDERS ZOE GREEN RADCLIFFE OAKLAND, March 4.— When Miss Marion Smith, rose-crowned and robed in filmy white, posed as one of the bridesmaids in the wedding tableau at the Fabiola benefit last night few guessed that she would ere long be one of the principals in a real nuptial scene. But- even then the cards an nouncing her engagement to Roland Oliver were speeding on their way to friends of the Smith and Oliver fami lies, and to-day society is all agog with the biggest surprise of the year. Miss Smith Is the only daughter of F. M. Smith, familiarly known as the "borax king," whose vast wealth has made him a conspicuous figure In the com mercial world and has enabled him and his wife to follow their generous inclinations in a manner that entitles them to rank with the real philanthro pists of California. Arbor Villa, their beautiful home in East Oakland, is the scene of much lavish entertainment and is also the scene of the great an nual charity — May fete that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Miss Smith herself seems to be a girl of rare sweetness of character and un spoiled by the golden favors Dame For tune has showered upon her. She is accomplished, playing the piano and organ well and being the possessor of a very sweet, well-trained soprano voice. The lucky man is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Letts Oliver and is associated in business with his father, who is president of the Califor nia Cap Company. The Olivers not only rank with the wealthiest people in Oakland, but they occupy a high social position. No two girls in the smart set are more sincerely admired than Caro lyn and Anita Oliver, and their clever elder brother shares their social popu larity. The wedding day has not even been talked of yet, much less determined upon, but owing to the prominence of both families it will be an important event, and in the meantime society will have one more motive for a round of brilliant functions. Certainly no theater in Oakland haa ever housed a more brilliant throng than the fashionable audience that greeted the participants In the Fabiola benefit last evening. It was a good natured crowd, too, eager to applaud at the slightest provocation and in spite of the fact that it was near to mid night before the last curtain fell, the enthusiasm, continued to the very end. TRAINS CLOSE BEFORE CRASH Pennsylvania Wreck Due to the Short Distance Be tween the Two Sections SEVEN ON DEATH LIST Forty Persons Injured and Half a Dozen of Them, It Is Thought, Will Succumb PITTSBURO, March 4.— Afttr th« most searching investigation it is now practically certain that the list of dead as a result of the collision last night between two special trains from Cleve land on the Pennsylvania Railroad at Clifton station will not exceed seven. Some of the soldiers say a number of their comrades are still under the wreckage, but all seem to have been accounted for. The following is a revised list of the dead: Lieutenant Donaldson C. Scho field of Company D. a Cleveland archi tect; Captain William R. Hendrick, battalion surgeon and k prominent Cleveland physician; Corporal James Kehoe, Company C, Cleveland; Private H. R. Held, Company C; Frank Pinney, aged 10 years, son of Lieutenant O. C. Pinney of Company C; Dodge, Pullman conductor, Chicago; and one unidentified man. The list of injured will reach forty, six or seven of whom are likely to die. All are being cared for at the several hospitals. Among the more seriously injured are: Major J. R. McQuigg, commanding the engineers' battalion, Cleveland; Lieutenant R. D. Smith, Company H, Fairfleld, Ohio, cannot live; Frank H. Johnstone, aged 2T), Cleveland; George Riley, Cleveland, member of Tippecanoe Club, guest of Major McQuigg, will probably die; Hubbard Lowe, negro cook. Cleve land; Charles H. Sturgls, Company C, Cleveland; James Gray, negro cook. Battery A, Cleveland, will die; O. C. Pinney, quartermaster, Company C, may die; Floyd Palmer, Cleveland, op tician. Just, after the train had passed through the Conway yards it had to be stopped on account of a hot box. The box was cooled off, but three other stops were necessary by the time Sew ickley had been reached. These delays allowed the second section to catch up and after passing Sewickley the trains were runing but one block apart. At Clifton the first train was again stopped by the hot box. The trainmen say Flagman John Murray was sent back as an extra pre caution to stop the train following in case it had passed the last set of sig nals. Murray had hardly left the train when the second section, running fifty miles an hour, turned a slight bend at this point. Engineer Nicholas Long of the second train said the block he passed showed green, but when he saw Flagman Murray he ap plied the brakes. It was too late. The heavy train sped on over the slippery rails and crashed fairly into the rear coach of the first train. The rare sight of society women posing in the various charming tableaux was one of the most attractive features of the programme. The gowns In the de but and wedding scenes were exquisite. To my mind the last tableau was the prettiest, when Mrs. Folger, crowned with snowy hair and robed in a ning violet velvet gown, posed as the "American Woman," dreaming before the flre of those happy incidents of her life that had already been shown in preceding tableaux. The unusual spectacle of,, a woman leader was given by Miss Winifred June Morgan, who held the baton while the orchestra, of which she is the di rector and which is composed of Oak land amateur talent, gave two very good numbers, and also played to Inci dental music for the tableaux. Oik would like to dilate upon the merits of 'The Littl« Tycoon." which rtally went very well, but space for bids individual mention. There were several very pretty solos and duets that were heartily ancored. Mrs. Mc- Murray is very, much at her ease on the stage, and, as she has a good voice, tco, her enacting of the old maid. Miss Hurricane, was yery pleasing. Miss Eiben was graceful as a fairy as Dolly Dimple — she is a veritable little Dolly Dimple in real life — and Mrs. Rasor. in the leading role of Violet, quite car ried off the honors, vocally, although the opera was written in a key much too low, not only for her but for the rest of the cast. Milton Schwarti was splendid as General Knickerbocker, and Rufus Smith, Ernest McCandllsh and Lowell Redfleld were also good. Willard Barton had nothing to say, but furnished a delightful bit of com edy aa Lord Dolphin. At the close of the first aot the la dies in the cast were showered with floral compliment* and then there wu a call from the i udlence for Miss Cope, who managed the affair. When she made her appearance on the stage there was prolonged applause, espe cially when a great basket of pink car nations waa passed to her over the footlights. The specialties by George Walker and the singing by the De Koven Club v.ere two of the best things on the long; programme. To-night the Starr King art exhibit opens at Maple Hall with a reception to members of the association. The exhibit is an unusually interesting one, several canvases by new exhibitors, in cluding Mr. Neuhaus and Willis Davis, both of whom have sent notable pic tures. The display will be open to the public Monday and thereafter throughout the week. Joseph Rosbo rough has been in town for a few days, taking part in the athletic tableau last night. He will go south next week, to return from Los Angeles with his mother, Mrs. A. M. Rosborough, on March 12. Mrs. Kate Bulkley and the Milton Bulkleys plan to spend the next year in Los Gatos. Intending to re.»i their home on Albion avenu*. "JOINT CAUCUS" IN THE HOUSE Republicans and Democrats Unite in a Tribute to '•Undo Joe" Cannon LOVING CUP PRESENTED Minority Leader John S. Williams Also Comes In for a Token of Esteem WASHINGTON, March 4.— The last remaining hour of the House of Rep resentatives of the Fifth-eighth Con gress began at 10 o'clock this morn ing, although it was still the legislative day of March 2. A prolonged discussion was precipi tated over the conference report on a bill prohibiting the selection of tim ber lands in lieu of lands in forest re serves. The report waa agreed to and the bill was passed. Hemenway vi Indiana, chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, in accordance with custom, gave a re sume appropriations made during the pr^ent Congress. The total per manent and annual appropriations, he explained, were $ii97,'>ts,lo4. while the estimates for the next fiscal year were J725.590.515. If there were no addi tional expenditures there would be a surplus at the close of the next fiscal year of $28, 542,410. "It now looks clear beyond question," he said, amid loud Republican ap plause, "that there will be no deficit." The usual committee of three wai appointed to Join a similar committee of the Senate to wait on the President and inform him that the House had completed its business and waa ready to adjourn. At 11:10 o'clock, a recess for twenty minutes was taken. Immediately there after Payne announced there would be a "Joint caucus." Hepburn, mounting the rostrum, said there were occasions when a mild Republican like himself could be permitted to preside over a "Democratic caucus and when a distin guished Democrat could preside over a Republican caucus." Hay of Virginia, chairman of the reg ular Democratic caucus, then took tha chair and in humorous vein said the occasion was the most unique in the political history of the country. A pleasing Incident, said to be with out precedent, then followed. Speaker Cannon was presented with a hand some loving cup, the tribute of affec tion and esteem of the members, re gardless of party. The presentation speech was made by Bell of Illinois and was punctuated throughout with applause, the members several times rising en masse and cheering. Bell was followed by Williams of Mississippi, the minority leader, who also delivered a feeling: and appropri ate address. Amid deafening applause Speaker Cannon arose to respond. He spoke as follows : "A gift from master to servant hum bles the recipient. A srift from ser vant to master embarrasses the mas ter. A gift from equal to equal, when prompted by confidence and esteem, is 'like unto apples of gold In pictures of silver.' The men who compose the na tional House of Representatives; with their warrant of attorney from a great people, have no superiors. They are all equals. I am proud that I am one of you. I am more gratified to receive this gift than words can express. I re ceive it as a tok-^n of your respect for me — as one of you. "This loving cup. notwithstanding its magnificent proportions, is not large enough to contain my thanks, my con fidence in. respect for and love of you. one and all." When the enthusiasm had subsided Clark of Missouri produced a second demonstration by presenting to John Sharp Williams of Mississippi, the minority leader, a loving cup. the gift of his Democratic colleagues. When Williams arose to respond he was accorded the same spontaneous and general applause given to the Speaker. He said, in part: "I have been touched by the words of my friend from Missouri. My col leagues. I have felt at times the bur den of apprehension, even approach ing failure, in attending to the duties which you have laid upon me. I will therefore only say now that it affords me, and will afford me hereafter, un ceasing pleasure to know that you are pleased to say that I have measurably well succeeded. It affords me the same degree of pleasure to know that you are pleased to say that you are pleased to applaud the gentleman from Missouri when he said that, in whatever measure I might have suc ceeded or failed. I had tried to do my work and had succeeded thus far, a; any rate, in indulging in no sort of enm'ty, no sort tfl animosity and m sort of malice." At ten minutes to twelve o'clock, in response to a suggestion from WH liams. Speaker Cannon surrendered the gavel to James D. Richardson of Tennessee, during the reading of the customary resolutions of thanks to the Speaker of the House. The res olution was adopted with a rousing cheer. The Speaker then resumed hia seat and bade farewell to the mem bers, and the House adjourned sine die. ALAMEDA, March 4. — While try ing to drown herself in the bay at the south end of Regent street at 2 o'clock this morning, a woman who gave her name as Mrs. Augusta Anderson, waa rescued by Christopher Horn, who is employed at the municipal ♦Moc-trlc light plant. Horn waded into the shal low water and dragged the woman to the beach, and, summoning assistance, sent her to the Receiving Hospital! where it was found that she had been drinking too freely of Intoxicants. The woman said that she lived on Twenty-seventh avenue, near the old county road, in Fruitvale, and that her husband was Charles Anderson, a ped dler. . SOUTH, SHIELJSS. England. M*roh 4.—T*-. flr» last night at : the coal • landings on — -- northern bank of th« TVn« iiiii»ili>Mtj_ VZ th« amaunt ;of $1,000,000 b«for* •It waiund^r controL Th» Lowdm > and «th«r i tfoeka |w^ i mv«o.