Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on May 26, 1907 · Page 33
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Oakland, California
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VOL. LXVII OAKLAND. CAU SUNDAY MORNING. MAY 26. 1907. No 95 , SIGHTS SEEM EN PASSANT Incidents of Life as it Is Now in Great, Disturbed City of San Francisco BY THE MAN A'FOOT. Tolling up one of the steep gTades on Sutter street the other day. whether from a motive of principle or economy I need not stop to explain, I suddenly "became aware of a large body bearing downward. An expanse of black silk was sweeping down with evidences of arduous exertion from within to reduce Jthe momentum. It Is a democratic Community one finds in San Francisco these days, and without any particular thought of conventions I saluted the passing pedestrian. "God bless the union," said the 'lady. "Amen," I responded, being too short ;nf breath for any more extended re-anark, "They say It's fear that keeps people off the cars," she continued. "There (Isn't anything I'm half as much afraid 'of as a hill." "Better take the street car going ilip," I suggested. . The only reply to this suggestion vai a look of scorn and the pondrous ! figure rolled away down hill as majestically as was possible under the circumstances. This is illustrative of 3a epiiit that Is complicating the situation for the I'nittd Railroads in Its attempt to break the strike. .... STRANGE SIGHTS INDEED. Strange sights are to be encountered very tew minutes In San Francisco during these eventful days. This name walk took me up In the vicinity of Judge Dunne's court, where the 'fSchmitz case was in progress. I had T.o thought of being in the locality and was consequently brought up ehort with astonishment when 1' saw a man coming toward ma running with all his speed, his face burlied in a derby hat. In pursuit was a,h Indiscriminate mob. " The man peered from behind his hat to see where he was going and then burled his face again. Was It pome pickpocket trying to escape Identification as he ran FLEE BEFORE CAMERAS. Then it developed that those In pursuit carried big black boxes and that Instead of trying to capture the escaping man, they were running alongside. In the middle of the street trying to extcute a ilank movement. As they ran they peered anxiously Into the boxes and fumbled -with various stops and keys. Just below- where I had stopped the man turned into a corner grocery and hid behind an apple barrel. He was only another Juror In the Bchmltz case. He objected to being photographed by the newspaper men end they had taken him on the run, being ably seconded In their pursuit by & crowd of boys and courtroom spectators, who had added greatly to the excitement by cries of "Shoot Mm." ... TWO PRETTY STENOGRAPHERS. The newspaper photographers have been having exciting times. A number of them were waiting outside the Grand Jury rooms the other day when the two stenographers brought up Xrom Los Angeles to testify In the 'prepared one of the most fully equip-telephone bribery ca.es came out In ped and modern operating rooms in charge of Detective Hums. These 1 the West, with a set of instruments ftenographers, whose names, I believe, ore Miss Olsen and Miss Hrubach, may or may not be important witnesses. They are charming and attractive young women, and that is a long point In their favor from the newspaper illustrator's standpoint. The young women were much averse to being photographed and Detective Uurns hustled them into his automobile. They covered their faces and the chauffeur made a Hying start. Haley, with his big camera, started mfter the machine, evidently Intending to run It down. WHERE NERVE COUNTED. The pretty stenographers were laughing back at him over the hood of the machine when a big, red, 60-horse-power motor whizzed around the cor-.ner after them. Haley caught the step as it passed him. It takes some nerve to Issue orders ;to the owner of a $10,000 automobile who happens to be driving down the etreet for pleasure, but nerve is one Ofthe assets of the newspaper photographer. "Catch 'em," panted Haley. The big motor Jumped under the Impulse of its third speed forward and : began to eat up the distance-that now Beparated it from the Burns machine. Haley got his photograph. OFF ON WRONG CHASE. As he was on his way back to the Grand Jury rooms, sitting back com-tfortably in the big tonneau and contemplating the possibility of securing ; Something like it for daily use, he caught sight of Detective Uurns turning another corner with another voman in the machine. , Thoroughly Imbued with the spirit of the chase, the owner of the machine turned in rursuit of this new game. Burns had - , , . . 1 J.J a Dig stan mi ume ami uccveueu in eiung preuj wtii uui iuuiu tjuiut-ri (late Park. There he was overtaken. Ftr the first time on record so far as thts newspaper scribes are concerns Burns lost ids urbanitj. "It's a pity," he said, "if a man cannot ride with a member of his family without being chased all over town." "It's a pity," replied Haley, "that we liad to chaaa -ail over town to find that out." AND HE MISSED CALHOUN. The disappointed photographer is the man who had his camera set up at the Supervisors' meeting and who had Just exposed his plate when Patrick Calhoun stepped over and slapped E. P. E. Troy's face. A great "action picture" waj lost on that occasion HAGUE DEJJCCATE DEPARTS. WETT YORK. May 25.-Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, who will be the representative of the Navy in the United Ftates delegation to The Hague Peace Congress, with Mrs. Sperry, will be a passenger on the Zealandia of the Red St."ir Line, which steams today for Dover and Antwerp. SOCIALIST PAPERS BANKKITT. NEW YORK. May 25. A retitlon in bankruptcy was filed yesterday against the Forward Association, which publishes the Jewish Dally Forward and the Spirit of the Times, a weekly, at 175 Broadway. The asso-'V elation was formed in 1901 for the 1 "purpose of disseminating the views . of Socialists. Abraham Schoenberg ' yUM president. ALAIDA COUNTY RECEIVING HOSPITAL IS MODEL Of ITS IW IN CALIFORNIA AND UNSURPASSED I UNITED STATES lias Splendid Record With Staff of Mill : .-CV Ww l 1 I b;tf'v v-T? Mir- f vr. fe- : - feMOT rV Mtfe 'sfc 'J "Where would I be taken If I was hurt in the street?" is a question often asked by many who worry about some Impending personal danger that might overtake them at any time and most any place. Should it be in Oakland or this vicinity, the question Is very easily answered by informing such persons that the Alameda County Receiving Hospital on Franklin street between Fourth and Fifth streets is ready at all hours for all sorts of emergencies no matter who the injured person may be, or what the condition of the injury is. There is an averange of a'bout twenty persons a day treated at this institution. From the smallest cut or scratch to the amputation of limbs is the radius in which the corps of phyFicians and surgeons work. Some of the most difficult bperations In the history of medical surgery have been performed In this hospital by its staff of surgeons. The idea impressed in many persons' minds that it is an emergency hospital gives them a dread of being taken to such a place, but when they stop to consider that the county has to surgery, there is no need of longer fearing the care and treatment patients will be given. BEST OF ATTENDANCE. Persons who have been injured in a street car, a runaway, or an automobile accident, and who are removed in the police patrol or ambulance to this hospital are often greatly surprised when they recover from shock and find what a nice place they are In, occupying a clean bed and with the best of attendance possible. If the caw is a critical one a private nurso is called to devote her entire attention to a single patient. This Is a little more care than a patient in some instances receives In private hospitals where he or she pays a very large price for nursing and medical attendance. THOUSANDS CAKED FOR. The number of cases treated in this ! L""1:' "" u.argt for the service rendered, speaks be I nlnc where nothing is ever charged st lor -.the extent to which It is so-called "patronized." Since January, 189S, there has been 21,000 emergency cases treated which are now on record and -at least 18,000 subsequent cases which the steward in charge or attending physicians have dressed in such instances where the injured person could not afford a private doctor. A glance at the records shows that these injuries consisted of many different inflictions, of which the most common were fractured skulls, amputation of limbs, cuts; bruises, fractured limbs, burns, scalds, foreign bodies In eyes, lacerated throats from swallowing fishbones, broken noses, scalp wounds, fractured Jaws, potts fractures, colles fractures, fractures of the head of the femur and many . " H' " Macerations, contusions and minor in jurjes ACCIDENTS IN STREETS. Almost every person who is hurt or injured in a street car accident. -railway wreck, runaway, automobile collision, or fire, as well as those who attempt suicide or murder. Is taken first of all to the Receiving Hospital. A street accident generally calls for the police patrol, which is used as a municipal ambulance. This conveyance Immediately heads for the Receiving Hospital. All railroad men know that when an accident happens on their trains or in any way connect-e with them, that the place to send the Injured ones is the Receiving Hospital for the first treatment. AS TO SUICIDES. Hundreds of persons attempting suicide have been saved from death by immediate action of the hospital authorities. Steward Henry A. Bor-chert, who is in charge of the hospital, has personally treated 168 poison cases where suicide was the Intent. Of these cases he has lost but one and that was too far gone for possible resuscitation when the patient reached the hospital. Most of these cases come from carbolic acid poisoning, while some of the other ordinary modes for self-taking of life are opium, morphine and rough -on-rats. which are arsenical poisons; lysoL strychnine. atrophine, hair dye. matches, tincture of iodine, and very frequently asphyxiation, commonly known as the "gas route. Not only In these lines has Steward Borchert proved available aj a physician, but HAWLIN" CHIEF SVR&EOS ! , i W 'i-'V . - . I JT- -,-f.,-.- nil II ' - i-.-. - V V G rfiAPTIITGr SKIN READING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT DR. R. T. STRAT-TON, DR. J. L. MILTON, DR. W. S. PORTER, DR. E. N. EWER, MISS GEORGIA HILL, NURSE, STEWARD H. A. BORCHERT. 5 he has successfully attended fifty confinement cas.?s that have been brought into the hospital. There are more emergency cases treated at the Receiving Hospital in this city than in any similar hospital in the state. In San Francisco there Is more than one institution to attend i the many Injured that are dally hurt across the bay. BUSY ALL NIGHT. At all hours of the day and night persons are constantly coming In hurt in some manner or other. The attendants are called out of their beds from one to five times every night by the ringing of the hospital's door bell. Sometimes it is a mere trifling cut or scratch, but many of the most severe cases are treated during the night. The steward can never retire at night until the entire mess is cleared away, for It never can be predicted when the next will be arriving. On holidays and Sundays it seems that there is a tendency to an increase of emergency cases as they arrive on those days one after the other from early dawn until late at night. DIFFICULT OPERATION. The most severe and difficult operation that has been successfully performed at the hospital during the last several months, was the amputation of both legs that was made on 17-year-old Christina P.ergner, a laundry girl of San Francisco, who was run over by six cars at the Key Route subway at Emeryville. Although the girl had both legs crushed nearly off at the thighs, she was tak n to the Receiving Hospital at 1:30 o'clock in the morning and had the operation performed that saved her life. She Is now convalescing In her home at San Franctsco.. This operation was done in record -brea kin-; time. Ten minutes from the moment she was place. 1 on the operating table she was whd to a private room. The physicians working on Miss Bergner were Drs. O. D. Hamlin. W. H. Irwin, H. Ko-ford, H. D. Bell and Steward H. A. Borchert. Medical experts says that the quickness and dispatch with w-hlch the operation was done, especially the difficult and Intricate part of sewing the bones and picking up the arteries, can rarely be beaten. HER HAND RESTORED. The most gruesome looking barn that has been treated in the hospital and with such difficulty and unique method was on the right hand of Maggie O'Connell, a laundry worker, who ;ibout five years ago caught her hand In a hot laundry mangle. The hand was nearly burned off. but when , she reached the hospital, physicians said they would make an attempt to aave the hand. The flesh was burned, away to the bone and all the tendons laid bare. A pocket was cut In Mis O'Con-nell's hip and the burned hand was turned with the palm outward to allow the skin to graft where the mangle burned it away. The hand was held in this position for two weeks. HEROISM AT HOSPITAL. A second grafting process had to bti overcome before she was able to re Capable Physicians, Surgeons, Nurses and Steward LEFT HAKD OF ITA&GXE O'COHElll WAS GRAFTED WITH SKI PROM. ARJT TO. PACE cover from the infliction. The area of skin on her hip had to be covered before she could leave the hosp'tal. Steward Harry Borchert volunteered to help the young woman In her pitiful condition and permitted Drs. Milton, Porter and Stratton, who had charge of the case, to remove fifty-seven pieces of skin from his right thigh. Warden James M. Page and Policeman Lee Andrews gave thirty-three pieces each from their legs. The three of them were more or lss In agony for the next few weeks until the skin grew back on their limbs. Miss O'Con nell was 22 years old at the time of the accident and after her seven weeks of between life and death, she recov ered steadily and now she has the free use of the hand and the skin ar tiflciaily placed on the hand has worn smooth until It can not be distinguish ed where the lines of the grafting was done. The photograph of the burned hand at the time it was taken to the hospital is too gruesome to print. The other illustrates how the hand appear ed when the ' bandages were removed many weeks later. MOST REMARKABLE CASE. While the process of grafting the skin in the case was a most unique and delicate operation, it Is not equal to the work done by the hospital physicians on Miss Rosie James, who was mangled so frightfully in a street car accident that she was given up for dead before she could be placed on the operating table. About six years ago Miss James was on a street car ride being given by the Maccabees. She was leaning her head out over the side of the car In spite of the frequent warnings of her friends. While thus swinging her head and body far out an approaching, car struck her on the head, carrying her along with it. Tj.e window glass cut her right cheek off and it was not found until the next day. Her skull was fractured, her right ankle broke and her right wrist dislocated and cut. ARM STRAPPED TO FACE. After Miss James revived from the shock an operation of skin grafting was resorted to that saved her life. " A rectangular piece of skin was cut on three edges-from her right arm and 6ewed to the flesh .bare of skin. The arm was then strapped to the face to permit the ' skin to adhere to the wound, which it did In a few weeks. Then came the task to sever the arm from the face at the proper time to make sure of the grafted skin growing. This was done successfully and the artificial cheek, although pale white and not ap-f earing the same as the ither side of the face, saved the life of Miss James. The Illustration shows the doctors sep- rating the grafted skin from the arm' and sewing It into her face. WANTED PALE CHEEK.. Physicians said they could put color- in Into the cheek, but Miss James, or her folks, refused this to be done. They were expecting damages from the street car company and the palld face would certainly appeal to the Jury. It bore- the designed, effacVfor "when, the ' V?5 HOSPITAL . FRAKKLirr STRBBT BETWEEN POVRTH-ATTD F.LPTH STREBXS i Oakland Traction Company was sued I for damages Miss James was awarded by a Jury in the Superior Court $13,000 for the injury done to her by the street cars. She is still waiting for her money, for the case was taken on appeal and the Supreme Court has not handed down a decision yet. Miss James has full control of her body and, aside from the disfigured side of her face, she enjoys the same health and pleasures as other girls. She is now employed by the Southern Pacific In a ticket office at .Alameda, ' STAFF AT HOSPITAL. These are only a few of the hundreds of serious cases that constantly receive attention and care in the Receiving Hospital. While Steward Borchert attends to about ninety per cent of the cases, there is a regular staff of physicians and surgeons who are ready at a moment's notice to be summoned to treat serious injuries. Drs. O. D. Hamlin and W. H. Irwin are the head physicians and surgeons, while the acting staff of doctors who are frequently called in are Drs. H. D. Bell, A. S. Kelly, H. Koford, L. L. Rlggin. W. H. Rice, George G. Reinle, C. E. Curdts, J. L. Milton, W. S. Porter, W. J. Jackson and a few more who are occasionally sum moned as assistants. . In all cases Steward Borchert assists the surgeons. Those always on hand in the hospital are: Steward Henry A. Borchecrt, who has superintended the Institution since his appointment by the Board of Super visors in 1S98, Warden James M. Page, who has charge of the insane department, and Mrs. M. Hughes, the matron. FOOD, WAGES AND BEDS. The hospital feeds on the average about seven persons a day including the attendants, insane and other patients, and the inmates of the juvenile Jail, for which the hospital Is used as temporary detection quarters. Aside from the wages of those em- ploved there the hospital costs the county about $400 a month to operate, LEW DOCKSUDER HAS BASEBALL EXPERTS They Would Like lo Meet Local Teams A baseball team that has already shown some talent for the national game has been recruited from the ranks of Lew Dockstader's Minstrels, which opens today at the Macdonough Theater. The team has been playing clubs in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Gold-field, Tonopah, Reno, Sacramento and MANCHESTER'S REACH TANDERA6EE CASTLE King Hints That Duke Attend to His Palace Duties Or Resign. DUBLIN, May 25. The Duke and Duchess of Manchester have arrived at Tanderagee Castle. The couple stopped In London only long enough to take their children from the Dowager Duchess with whom they had lived since the Manehesters started on their crul3e on the Smith j-acht Margherita. The Duke's Irish friends are disappointed to learn that he has not Inherited anything by Smith's wilL The gossip of the clubs Is that the Duke of Manchester expected something or else, he would not have resigned the captaincy of the Yeoman Guard at a salary of $6000 a year. On- the other hand It la reported that the Duke received a royal intimation that he would have to attend . to bis duties at the palace or resign. because the King nowadays Insists that all the officials of the Royal household must attend sessions of the House of Lords regularly. The king does not excuse abeence except on the ; grounds of Illness. The Duke detests . official life even with a fat salary. hence his resignation. It Is reported at Tanderagee that the Duchess expects to entertain the widow of "SUenf ggjftfr ftM fBmjrqex. many months much below that figure. Much of this sum Is expended for drugs and medicines. There are eleven beds in the hospital's three wards. A separate ward is provided for ladies, which is a large sunny room where there is no disturD-ance from the remainder of the building. UP-TO-DATE EQUIPMENT. T,he new operating room. Just completed .with Its 300 surgical instruments, make it the most complete and up-to-date hospital equipment in California. The county spent about $1500 in installing a steam sterilizer for hot and cold steril water in which all tow a) (rau7p iinii rlnth5 worn and used In the institution are sterilized. The new operating room, that was formerly a ward, is finished in porcelain with curved ceiling's and tiled floor. The Nernst 300-candle power lights that make 1500 candle power in the room are arranged so that the slightest shad ow Is not cast in any part of the room Whem a patient is being operated on at night the best light is afforded. The stationary wash stand recently placed in the room is operated by foot faucets for both cold and hot water. The. latest glass operating table that has yet been made is used in this room, and with the handy basins and drains the most difficult operations can be made with all promptness and dispatch. EVERYTHING IS BEST. With all these modern appliances no one need fear of what is done to them in the Alameda County Receiving Hospital. The. same careful attention is given to everybody as though they were under the care of a private nurse and the staff of surgeons at a private hospital. No more care or better treatment can be afforded elsewhere than this municipal institution known as the Alameda County Receiving Hospital, which Is the model of its kind in Cal ifornia and is unsurpassed by any oth- er in the United States. other citiesf The management of Lew Dockstader's Minstrels would like to set a game with some Oakland team for Tuesday afternoon. May 28. Arrangements may be made with Charles D. Wilson, at the Macdonough Theater. The minstrel players are all amateurs and even though outplayed by a local team will do their best to win. GATHERING OE CLANS TO ATTEND WEDDING Marriage of Lord Guernsey and Miss 'fellows Is No'.nMe Event. LONDON. May 25. There will be a gathering of the Marlborough and the Roxburghes clans for the wedding of Lord Guernsey and Miss Gladys Fellows, daughters of Lord de Ramsey. Tho Dukes of Marborough and Roxburghs are cousins of the bride-elect. Society is wondering whether the Duchess of Marlborough will attend the wedding. If so It will be the first function she has attended since her separation, where the Duke is present. The Duchess Is goiny about actively. She appeared at the first night of the revival of Oscar Wilde's comedy, "A Woman of No Importance. When THE TRIBUNE correspondent saw the Duchess yesterday she wore a stunning Parisian gown of black sDk mousseline with a rest of cream lace, short sleeves, a black picture hat with three ostrich plumes. Mazlne Elliott has arrived from Paris. She and Mrs. J. J. Astor are the most beautiful American women now in London. Miss Elliott's social Tjpsltlon ra London U now fixed. She goes to la smartest wber KAISER SOS TARIFF BILL New Duties Under Regulations Thus Confirmed Go Into Effect July 1st. WASHINGTON, May 25. The secretary of the German Embassy today notified Secretary Root that the German Emperor had signed the bill passed by the Reichstag recently, giving effect to the modus vivendl regulation of the tariff rates between Germany and the United States. Accordingly early next week the President will issue a proclamation announcing this fact. The new duties provided for In the agreement will go into effect July 1, but the. amended treaty regulations in defer-fr-" to German desires, will take ef-. fee: immediately upon the issuance of the proclamation. VETS REQUEST 1 PUBLIC TOJOIN THEM Have Arranged an Elaborate Program for Observance of Memorial Day i A committee from the three Grand Army posts, Joe Hooker Xo. 11, Appomattox No. 60, and Lookout Moun-tan Post No. S8, met with t'.ie executive committee of Mountain View Cemetery Association on Friday evening, and perfected the final arrangements for the Memorial day program, and in accordance therewith all comrades of the G. A. R. and all veterans cf the Spanish and other wars, with every affiliate,! order and other orders, schools and the public generally, are earnestly requested to assemble at tho gates of Mountain View Cemetery on the morning of Memorial day, at the hour of 10 o'clock, where the G. A. R, and kindred organizations, with Company A of the Veteran Reserves, N. G. C, on the right, with other military organizations, will form into line, and proceed to the Grand Army riots, where the ceremonies of the day will commence at 11:30 sharp. In accordance with the program heretofore published by tho Grand Army committee and approved by the executive committee of the Mountain View Cemetery Association. The Oakland Traction company, in, accordance with their accustomed lib erality, will carry free the veterans of the Grand Army, the Woman's Relief Corps, the Ladies of the G. A. R., and ten school children from each school, when accompanied by their teachers. This Includes Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley and other towns adjacent. At the close of the services at the cemetery all comrades and veterans, military and auxiliary bodies, axe invited to assemble for refreshments at Odd Fellows' Hall. Eleventh and Franklin streets, Oakland, where they will be entertained by Appomattox Relief Corps. No. 5, Lookout Mountain Relief Corps, No. 35, Blackamar Circle. Ladles of the G. A. R., and Ladies' Auxiliary of Company A, Veteran Reserves. In compliance with orders from national headquarters, . all comrade should attend divine service on the Sunday evening preceding Memorial day in tho locality where posts are located. Joe Hooker Post will attend the First M. E. Church, Alameda; Arpomattax Post, the First Methodist Church, Fourteenth and Clay. Oakland, to hear Comrade E. R. Dllle, D. D. Lookout Mountain Pest, No. 86, will attend the First Baptist Church, Berkeley. Allston way, near Shat-tuck avenue. Seats will bo reserved for all veterans, affiliated orders and visitln? comrades. R B. Cutler, commander Joe Hooker Post, No. 11. G. A. R-; W. R Thomas, commander Appomattox Post, No. 60; John B. Boyd, commander Lookout, Mountain Post. No. 86. ARMY OFFICERS ARE TRANSFERRED WASHINGTON, May 25. The following army orders have heen Issued: Lieutenant-Colonel Henry E. Robinson, upon discontinuance at the Atlantic division at Atlanta as "Adjutant-General of the Department of the Gulf, relieving Major Ira A. Haynes. who win proceed to the Philippines August 5th. Major Samuel W. Dunning, upon discontinuance at the Pacific dlvison, to the Department of California. First Lieutenant Charles T. Smart, field artillery, from Columbus Barracks to recruiting duty, San Francisco, relieving Lieutenant-Colonel Charles W. Foster, field artillery. Major Charles W. Kennedy, Adjutant-Genera! from the Philippine.", July 15th to San Francisco. Major Sidney S. Jordan. Adjutant-General from the Army War Collego to the Phllippinfs. Lieutenant-Colonel John V. White to relieve Major Charles R Neves at Omaha as Adjutant-General of the Department of the Missouri; Major Xr.yes to proceel to Vancouver as Ad-jut-int-General of the Department of the Columbia. UNCLE SAM PAYS MEN MORE THAN HARRIMAN SAN FRANCISCO. May 25. Thn Southern Pacific Company and the United States Government Reclama tion service are competitors for Mexl-v can labor at Yuma, where the South-' ern Pacific took several hundred M lean laborers to work on the Salton sea levee. Now, according to report, since the government has begun the construction of a $3,000,000 dam at Laguna, the reclamation service has Increased the pay of laborers to $1.50 a day. which Is more than the Southern Paclflo pays, and as soon as Mexican Laborers arrive at Yuma they go to work for the government. Whenever it is possible the railroads secures Yuma Indians for the work on the section gang, but as the govern ment is paying good wages for eight hours' work a day. as taany laborer as can find employment o to vwx

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