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Interest Centers in Senate,
Where Fight Over Works
Resolution Will Be the
Leading Feature
First Half of Divided Session
of Legislature Drawing
to a Close
BACRAJUatfTQ, Feb. 2.— Assembly
man 11. C. Nelson of Eureka slipped out
of town early today headed for home.
Tie hopes to arrive by the end of the
Week, if nothing goes wrong, and ex
plained that if he remained until Tues
day, when the legislature takes its con
stitutional recess for 30 days, he might
not reach Eureka until the week fol
Mr. Nelson was the leader In an exo
dus which will be marked tomorrow
and which by Tuesday will leave a
scant quorum in each house.
Interest tomorrow and possibly Tues
day will center in the senate, where the
fight started by Senator J. B. Sanford's
resolution indorsing United States Sen
ator John D. Works and the six year
presidential term will be continued.
Mr. Sanford probably will introduce
another resolution to take the place
of one which was tabled and another
one, consideration of which was put
over until after recess.
Whether he does or not. it practically
is assured that there will be a rumpus
over the approval of the senate journal
of Friday, the day on which Senator A.
Caminetti was arrested, or taken into
custody, according to who tells the tale.
The senate journal now shows he was
taken into custody. A resolution by
Senator Le Roy A. Wright of San Diego
says he was arrested.
An attempt probably will be made to
make the journal say so.
The journal as it now stands says
Senator John B. Curtin of Sonora was
called to order for "not observing
proper rules of decorum."
The senator already has objected to
this and is likely to do so again, and
!)p will be aslced if "rules of decorum in
debate" will satisfy him.
Achievements of the first period of
tlie divided session include the intro
duction of more than 2,600 bills, an
unprecedented number, and the passage
of the state tax law, increasing the tax
rates of several public service corpora
Senator Camfnetti. author of the con
stitutional amendment providing- for
t>lo divided session, said today that it
already had demonstrated its value and
that opposition to it, even among the
skeptical, practically had disappeared.
He added that bills, covering every
pledge in the democratic platform had
been introduced either by republicans
or democrats.
m> educational board
Senator Newton A. Thompson of Al
hambra, one of the republican lead
ers, expressed satisfaction over the
passage of the tax bill and expressed
the opinion that organization of a
state board of education is the main
business of the next legislative period.
There is no state board now because
the old one was wiped out by the
passage of the free textbook amend
nit nt.
The hill proposed by the textbook
tigatLng committee, which held
over from the last legislature, places
control of all schools including nor
'na] schools under the state board, and
a tight on it is expected. The success I
nf the divided session, he says, depends
on the amount of interest shown by
the public during recess in proposed
Housed by a fire which, destroyed an
apartment house here today, with the
loss of several lives, Senator A. E.
<'ampbell of San Luis Obispo, drafted,
ami will introduce tomorrow, a bill for
lire escape* on all sucli buildings.
bill, in slightly different form,
ntroduced by Senator Campbell
in the last session of the legislature
but failed of passage. It provides for
fire escapes on all hotels, apartment
houses, lodging houses, factories and
halls more than two stories high.
All the general and special appro
priation bills for state institutions re
main to be considered in the coming
session. Those introduced amount to
somewhere between $25,000,000 and
$30,000,000. They will be scaled down
to ibout $17,500,000, and a good many
will be thrown out altogether.
Ely any so called "freak ,, bills
been introduced, but nearly every
subject of interest, and many others,
are touched upon in the flood of bills
which has swamped the state printer's
office and the clerical forces of each
Heart? half of these relate to
legal matters, ;um] of Ullfl half a big ,
Ity have to do with the fntrJca
• tie civil and political code.
The senate judiciary committee,
under t lie chairjnanship of Senator Lee
C dates, already has some 600 bills to
Among the .subjects for de- '
In the final legislative period will
be a "blue s-:ky law" for the protection
of Investors ?n securities; medical prac- i
tice bills. Including one for compulsory
vaccination of public school pupils:
creation of many boards and commis
sions; anti-capital punishment bills;
mothers' pension, and minimum wage
for women bills; marriage and divorce
measure # lowa injunction law for
abatement of the social evil; fish and
game bills; teachers' pension bills, and
a multitude of so tailed "county gov
ernment" bills, affecting the salaries
of various county official?.
W p«-Hnl Train Ileleifution Holds Winter
Sports Ilinh in tbe
TRUCKEE, Feb. 2.—A large delega
tlon from the bey city parlors of the
Native Sons and Native Daughters and
their friends indulged in an exciting
program of winter sports today, the
.;.iys events winding up with a dance
this evening. The pilgrims will return
iiunie early tomorrow morning.
A special train left Oakland at 7:30
o'clock last night and another train left
>s;tn Francisco at 7 o'clock. Among the
sports were snowballing, tobogganing,
skating and skiing. Several interest
ing contests were held between parlor
teamH. A feature of the day was a
sleighing trip to Dormer hike to view a
memorial recently erected by the
■ Sons to the Dormer party.
Th« big excursion was under charge
of Athens parlor No. 195 and the com
mittee in charge of the arrange merits
was composed of Edward Babue, C. F.
Corrigan and A. L. Gerhard.
Call Cartoonist Sketches Vaudeville Acts
The bill at the Empress this week includes Lolo Stantonne Paulisch, violin specialties; "Enter
tainers de Luxe," with Myrtle Howard, Roy Edwards and Darby Kelly in the role; Les Adlers %
the gymnasts extraordinary; Gilbert Loser, vocalist; Lenord and Meredith in a musical comedy;
Marie Stoddard, comedienne, and "Nick's Roller Skating Girls."
Dog Collar Dangling Between
Park Grizzly's Teeth Clew
to Fluffy
Satan, the Golden Gate park grizzly,
was not up to his usual effort to reach
for the keeper's hunk of meat at his
yesterday afternoon meal.
"He's off his feed," said the keeper
seriously. "That bar ain't the kind not
to get busy when he sniffs food.
"That bar, speaking of meat, is death
on purps."
"Yen, small dogs. He is—"
The keeper was interrupted by a
young girl, partly in tears and exceed
ingly nervous.
"Have you seen my dog Fluffy?" she
sobbed. "He got away from me a few
minutes ago and be came toward this
The keeper had a hunch, the sort of
a hunch that was apparently really
painful to him. He hesitated, stam
mered and finally asked:
"Could your purp git between them
"Oh, yes, he is small," answered the
Satan at this moment arose, walked
slowly toward the attendant, and in
his Wicked jaws dangled a small dog
The scene that followed was dis
tressing to all except Satan.
"Wanted: Baby, Beautiful
Woman, Convict and
Male Imbecile"
fepeeUl DtapaMfc to The Call)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.—Wanted. A
baby, a beautiful woman, a convict and
a male imbecile. Apply woman suf
frage headquarters, Washington, D. C.
Promoters of the suffragette pageant
to be held the afternoon before Inaug
uration day really want this collec
tion. There is no dearth of babies or
beautiful women in the national cap
ital, but the women fear they will have
trouble in rounding up the other two
members of the queer Quartet.
Mrs. Glenna S. Tinnln, organizer of
the pageant designs, originated the
idea of putting on a float all Individ
uals not permitted to vote In most of
the states, and has figured it out that
babies, women, convicts and "known
insane men" are the only ones dis
If she Is successful in corrallng a
representative of each class she will
put them on a float and label them:
"We are the only persons who have no
"It will drive home a forceful argu
ment," she declared today.
If the ingenious suffragettes are un
able to get a real convict and some
man who \M willing to admit that he is
deranged, they will engage a couple of
their men friends to essay the roles.
Thieves Out After O'coats
Report of a Dozen Thefts
A dozen San Franciscan* re
ported loss of nvercoatH to the
police yesterday. Tbe victim*
Included A. C. l.ove. 1411 Stock
ton *t reel; Henry J. Ferrln, »t
Downey avenue; A. Duboln, l"."»:t
Bush street; Geornce Martin and
F. J. Anderson, guests at tbe
Grand hotel; Walter Thompson,
Winchester hotel; Matthew Otto,
a German machinist at the Hun
ter house; Alfred Thorsen, 1112
Geary street, and J. S. Jenkins,
a guest at the Grand hotel.
Assemblyman Murray Pro
poses Commonwealth
Underwrite Projects
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 2.—The state
will underwrite the future reclamation
of the s-wamp or semiarid lands of
California If bills introduced by Assem
blyman J. A. Murray of Yolo county
becomes a law.
Murray, who already has fathered
several bills for the reclamation of
overflow lands of his county, does not
propose to change the existing , law for
the formation of reclamation districts.
His plan is for the state to issue
$f.0,000,000 worth of 4*4 per cent bonds.
An irrigation or drainage district de
siring outside financial aid is to apply
to the state board of control, which
will investigate its project, and, If
satisfactory, will take over the dis
trict's bonds, bearing 6 per cent in
terest, and finance its development with
the proceeds of the state's bonds, which
it may sell or hypothecate.
The attorney general is to vouch for
the legality of the proceedings, and
the board of control is empowerp.l to
hire an expert to report on the feasi
bility of each project. The district
bonds are to be taken over at such
valuation as the board of control may
The constitutional amendment au
thorizing the bond issue is to be sub
mitted, if approved by the legislature,
to the people at the general election of
November, 1914.
Denver Mayor Scared for Removing
Reform Police Commissioner
(Special Dispatch to The Call>
DENVER, Feb. 2.—A storm of die
approval has been aroused by the ac
tion, of Mayor Arnold in summarily
suspending Police Commissioner Creel
from the fire and police board yester
day, after Creel refused to resign , . Sev
eral church congregations of all de
nominations by rising vote indorsed
Commissioner Creel's , moral uplift pol
! ry and denounced the mayor. Senator
Shafroth, Judge Ben B. Lindsey, City
Supervisors Skinner and McGauran,
Sheriff Sullivan and scores of others
prominent in Denver and Colorado poli
tics went voluntarily on record against
the suspension. . I
Queen of Swarm, Liberated From
Private Compartment, Leads
Colony Back to Captivity
(Special Dispetrh to The Call)
SAN RAFAEL, Feb. 2.—lf Maurice
Maeterlinck, the Belgian mystic, had
peered far enough Into the future
when he penned the last line of "The
Life of the Bee." there Is a probability
that he would have added a chapter on
"The Bee and the Parcel Post."
On the authority of Fred O'Toole,
chief i lerk at the local postofflce, the
poet made a grievous error in the
At any rate, had the chapter been
written, a bad half hour would have
i been sidetracked, both in the "Life of
the Bee" and the life of O"Toole.
A diminutive hive of bees, consigned
to Joseph Alberigi of Inverness, was
lifted from the mail pouch by O'Toole
this afternoon. The Insects began to
emerge from a corner of the box, which
had been broken in transit. O'Toole
says there were a million of them,
and that they were as busy for a few
moments as it was possible for bees
to be.
After the bees had escaped, O'Toole
examined the little hive and found that
it contained a queen J>ee, enclosed in
a private compartment. He liberated
her, and her subjects collected about
her. Then it was an easy matter for
O'Toole to entice the swarm back into
Late Occupant Left Home
on Fishing Trip—Believed
to Have Drowned
/oAI?i,AND, Feb. 2.—Jacob EngTam
of 2040 Peralta avenue was the owner
and late occupant of the mysterious
sloop which drifted against Dumbarton
bridge yesterday morning with its
suggestion of tragedy.
Engram left his home January 25 for
a fishing excursion aboard the sloop, ac
cording to Mrs. Engram. He was not
heard of again until January 30, when
he wrote hie wife from Redwood City
that he was about to go to Alviso to !
attempt to locate a homesite. That
he was drowned on that or the follow
ing day is the belief of those who
have investigatefd the case.
When the sloop was found yester
day morning it contained nothing but
a man's vest. In a pocket were a
watch and a hunting license. The
hunting license was brought to this
city this morning by J. J. O'Connor,
head of the state railroad police. In
spectors B. A. Wallman and Thomas
Wood ascertained that the license had
been issued to Engram at the hall of
records several months ago, and the ■
man's address and Identity were traced I
in this way.
An Investigation was then made by
Lieutenant William F. Woods of the
Melrose station, with the result that
Park in Pines Hotel, Famous
Tourist Hostelry, Is De
stroyed by Sunday
Morning Fire
They Are Powerless to Save
Their Jewels and Per
sonal Effects
AIKEX, S. C. F"h. 2. —Tn one of the
most spectacular fires ever seen in the
south, the Park in the Pines hotel,
Aiken's famous tourist hostelry, with
property, jewels and personal effects
valued at $250,000, went up in smoke
Hundreds of guests and employes,
many of them in scant toilettes, sat out
in the woods under the bright noon
day sun, watching columns of fire and
smoke ascending skyward with the
charred molecules of their most
precious possessions. All they man
aged to save was tied up in handker
chiefs or shawls.
Thousands of spectators on foot or
in all soits of vehicles watched the
frantic, hopeless efforts of the fire
company, augmented by hundreds of
sturdy recruits, to battle with the
blazing , demon of destruction.
The greedy flames licked the building:
through arul through and then tongued
the tall, tapering , pine trees surround
ing it and whence it derived its name.
Soon the pines were sizzling torches,
attendant upon the central pyre.
The fire recalled the burning of the
old Higland Park hotel just 15 years
ago. Both occurred on the same day
and hour—ll o'clock Sunday forenoon.
By 1 tfclock all that was left of the
Park in the Pines was a mass of smok
ing debris and blackened rows of bare
brick chimneys.
But not a life was lost, though many
owed Hheir escape to deeds of hair
breadth heroism.
Colonel A. E. Dick, the manager of
i the hotel, would have been burned at
his post but for the daring work of an
$8 a week clerk. He rushed down to
the basement, where the fire origin
ated, in response to the first alarm.
The dense smoke overcame him and he
sank to the ground.
In the excitement he was not missed
for several minutes, and by that time
the basement was a roaring caldron of
flames and a blinding funnel of ash
laden smoke.
A weak cry for help came to the ears
of those above. The clerk recognized
the voice of his chief, and, defying
warnings, plunged below. After an in
terval which only could have been a
few minutes, but which seemed hours
to his anxious friends, he reappeared,
bearing the unconscious body of the
hotel manager.
Colonel Dick revived after being car
ried out to the woods beyond the zone
of danger. His grief wae pitiful as he
watched the tongues of fire flecking
from the 177 windows of guests' rooms.
Mrs. Dick only arrived this morning
with a party of friends and 25 new
servants from the north. She ex
hibited remarkable coolness, quieting
the excited lamentations of women and
men whose uninsured treasures were
lost in the blaze.
An aged cripple who had come south
in the hope of winning , a few more
years , of health and life, was im
prisoned in his wheel chair in one of
the upper roams when that wing al
ready was cut off and rapidly being
Two young men. guests at the hotel,
rigged up a ladder and carried him
out, their hair and clothing singed by
the fire, testifying to the near call of
Two wealthy Syrians were among
the most inconsolable of those gathered
out in the woods while the tire was
still raging. G. J. Macksoud and his
sister had come down from New York
with $10,000 worth of rugs, laces and
fancy pieces, which they had set out
in one of the upper rooms to tempt
I the eyes of society women here to take
J in spicy sensations expected during the
trial of "Beauty" Beach.
Many of the guests, as well as a
crowd of well known newspaper
; writers, were registered at the hotel
for the trial week.
The Syrians rushed from their rooms
just as the thick smoke was threaten
i ing to cut them off as it poured in a
black volume through the long hall.
They barely escaped with their lives.
Once outside they rent the air with
I lamentations of their heavy loss and
offered first $1,000 and then up to $4,000
reward to any daring men,who woulfl
venture into the hotel and rescue their
uninsured property.
Many volunteered to save life. There
were none who sought the Syrians'
proffered reward.
Great Fire in Savannah
SAVANNAH. Ga., Feb. 2.—Destruc
tion by fire today of the wharves of
the Merchants and Miners Transporta
tion company and the planters rice
mills on the water front entailed a loss
estimated at $1,500,000. The fire started
at 1:45 o'clock and raged for four
hours before it finally was brought
under control. No lives were lost.
County President of Ladle*' Auxiliary
Toa h tini.itre«K at Banquet; Pro
gram at St. Germain
The feast of St. Brigid was observed
Saturday by the various divisions of
the Ancient Order of Hibernians. At
8 o'clock high mass was celebrated at
St. Patrick's church and communion
was received by the organization in a
body. The celebrant of the mass was
Father Rodgers.
In the evening a banquet was served
in a downtown cafe. Mrs. T. P. O'Dowd,
county president of the ladies' auxiliary
of the order, was toastmistress.
The following program was given
at the St. Germain:
Piano solo. "Unity of the Irish People of San
Francisco," Doctor Toner: song, Mrs. C. Smith;
remarks. Colonel James E. Power: riolln selec
tions. Prof. B. Scanlan: "St. Patrick's and St.
Rriuiii's Celebrations." John C. Quinlan; reading
Miss J. McDevitt: sonfr. Mrs. C. Smith: "Irish
Societies." T P. O'T>ow>l. president Celtic union;
"A Toast." Mine B. O'Flaherty; Tiolln selections,
Prof. B. Scan.an; "The Ladies." John Donohiie.
state president. A. O. H.; t»onj?,'P. J. McCor
mick: son*. Mrs. Mary D. McGlade; chorus, "God
Save Ireland."

the identity of the boat's late occupant
was established beyond a doubt.
The police believe that the man may
have been knocked overboard by the
swinging boom and rendered uncon
scious. He was alone in the craft so
far as Is known and no suspicion of
foul play Is entertained, as he had not
been robbed. A search will be made
for the body.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Walt.
Miss Lillian Rosenberg Is
Married to B. Walt at
Under a bower formed of festoons
of roses and orange blossoms, and be
fore a gathering of 100 relatives and
friends from Sonoma county and trans
bay cities, Miss Lillian Rosenberg of
Santa Rosa and Benjamin Walt, a
New York traveling man, were married
In the gold room of the Fairmont ho
tel last night.
The bride was attended by Miss
Bertha 1,. Tobias of this city as maid
of honor, while Hugo Benisch of Den
ver, a life long friend of the bride
groom, was the best man. The brides
maids were a sister and cousin of the
bride, Miss Marie Rosenberg of Santa
Rosa, and Miss Helen Rosenberg of
San Francis'O.
The marriage service was read by
Rabbi M. S. Levy. A banquet was i
served In the red room.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Max Rosenberg, her father being
one of the leading merchants of Santa
Rosa and a director in the Santa Rosa
Chamber of Commerce. The family
is one of the oldest in Sonoma county
and is also well connected in this city.
The bride was the Queen Lillian of the
Santa Rosa rose carnival of IPIO and
is a general favorite in the younger
set of that city.
Miss Rosenberg wore a rich gown
of ivory charmeuse satin made en
train and trimmed with duchesse lace ■
and orange blossoms. A bridal veil
of cream tulle edged with lace crowned
her dark tresses and fell to the edge
of hei» beautiful gown. She carried!
a shower bouquet of white orchids and
lilies of the valley.
Miss Tobias was gowned in a crea- |
tlon of green charmeuae satin and j
carried a shower of pink roses.
The bridesmaids wore gowns of
shaded pink and blue and carried
bouquets of spring roses.
Wealthy Xlece of Mrs. Warren Olney
Painfully Hurt
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 2.—A wild pitch of a
bean bag on an ocean groins steamer
has so injured Mrs. Henry Koehler Jr.,
St. Louis multimillionairess, it was
learned today, as to necessitate a slight
operation and to delay her arrival at
the home of her aunt, Mrs. Warren
Olney, in Oakland. Cal. Mrs. Koehler,
whose recent inheritance of $3,000,000
from her husband made her one of the
wealthiest of St. Louis' society women,
was returning- from Panama when the
accident happened.
Any Bell Telephone will con
nect you with a Western
Union Telegraph Office.

Call "Western Union ,, — talk
your message over the tele
phone—it will be sent promptly.
The telegram will be charged
in your monthly telephone bill.
There were ninety million Western
Union Telegrams sent in 1912
Secretary of Board of Edu
cation, Supposedly Recov
ering, Suffers Relapse
For Many Years He Was
Passenger Agent of the
\>> Wabash Railway
OAKLAND, Feb. 2.—Stricken with
heart failure, Robert R S. York, for
many years secretary of the board of
education, clubman and <l. A. R. vet
eran, died suddenly at 6:30 o'clock this
evening at hia home. 459 Thirty-fourth
street. He was an old resident in this
Mr. York had been severely ill for
about two weeks with heart failure
and had received a leave of absence of
three months at the last meeting of the
board. It was thought that he would
recover, as he had shown marked signs
of improvement during the last day
or so. He suffered a relapse this even
Mr. York's two sons, Bertrand T*
York and Ralph E. York, are also
widely known in public life. The for
mer is the manager of Idora park and
the latter occupies the position of
deputy city treasurer.
For 17 years Mr. York was secretary
of the board of education. Many ex
pressions of sympathy have been re
ceived by the family from his friends
and associates.
Mr. York was a prominent Mason and
was an active member of the Nile and
Elks clubs. He was 65 years of age.
He was a native of Indianapolis, Ind.,
and after the war came to San Fran
cisco, where he was for many years
passenger agent of the Wabash rail
way. He came to Oakland 40 years ago
and had lived here ever since. He was
a widower, his wife having died several
years ago. He is survived by two sons
and two daughters, Mrs. A. H. Drake
and Mrs. Stephen Bonner, and a sister,
Mrs. E. J. Potter, all of Oakland.
rather Rlcard of Santa Clara llltm
Bnllseye In Meteorological
SANTA CLARA, Feb. 2.—Father Rlc
ard of the University of Santa Clara
observatory, gave out the following to
"The 42 day forecast made last De
cember has proved a great success.
Dates for the arrival of disturbances
were January 3, 7, 8, 10, 15, 20, 22 and
28. The disturbances arrived January
3, 7, 8, 10, 16, 20, 23 and 28.
The forecast for February and March
includes the following stormy periods:
February 3 to 7, 10 to 13, 16 to 20, 22
to 28, and February 5 to 9, 11 to 15
18 to 24, 25 to 29.
"March 1 to 6, 8 to 12, 15 to 18, 21
to 24, and March 4 to 7, 9 to 14 16
to 21, 23 to 28.
"The first set is most likely to affect
the south. The second is most likely
to run east directly. There will again
be a deficiency of rain. Farmers should
lose no time in planting their crops.
Mare Island Notes
Orders weYe received for Civil Engineer <;r>r
don. t*. S. a., to sail Tuesday for Pearl hnrho-
where he has been assigned. Gordon was former
assistant to the public works department officer.
I certify the following to be a true
copy of part of a letter just received
from a practicing physician, graduate
Medical Department Vanderbilt Uni
versity, Nashville, Term.:
"I still have occasional patients with
Rright's and always get good results
with the Renal Compound. On my re
turn today my wife told me an old
patient, treated three or four years
ago, was in. She said I had saved her
life. This is a fact, for she had been
the rounds and spent much money.
* • • There was a death here two
weeks ago that might have been
avoided. • • • Medical ethics are
letting men and women die that might
be saved. When I started to attend
Medical lectures I was asked by a
prominent lawyer what school I would
select. I replied that my policy would
be to use anything that proved good
and I have stuck to it 25 years. I
could not see fellow men die simply
because ethics said so. I have a dozen
or two now living that had it not been
for the Renal Compound would be un
der the soil. • • • Wish I had time
to give details of a case I took two
years ago whose physicians had said
could only live three weeks. Patient
is living now, and making a living."
Attest my hand and seal at San
Francisco, Jan. 30, 1913.
Notary Public.
If you have Brlght's disease you owe
it to yourself and family to try Ful
ton's Renal Compound before giving up.

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