Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on February 20, 1912 · Page 1
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Oakland, California
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Tuesday, February 20, 1912
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Hire Exclusive X - Associated Press Service r ( VOL LXXVI, WEATHER"-"1' VJ.C!" "ZlJ- . i ar o ., nj mv e n dj . o c oj r : n A nl - A V n L rt nT A n) mi n FElfof RABIES Railroads Requested Not to Carry Dogs on Their Ferry Boats Local Health Officer Starts Planlo Prevent SpreaJof Disease Here Fear of Vp$ spread to Oakland of the epidemV of rabies which exists in San Francisco may result In a dog quarantine being declared against thatj city by the city council, if the recommendations f Dr. K. N. Ewer, 'health officer, and Commissioner of Public Health- and Safety Fred C. Turner are carried Into effect. Rabies In its most virulent form Is being combatted by the hospital and veterinary corps of the Presidio In San Francisco, and forty-seven dogs have died within the boundaries of , the Presidio suffering from thla disease. Four human .beings two chll- fn-ftfltt-two-soldiershave been in- twted by being bitten bv dogg. The Mutation in San Francisco has become so serious that Dr. Coleman Nuck-olds, the army veterinarian through . the commandant, has had orders is-' sued requiring all dogs within the Presidio to be leashed and muzzled. 'LV FEAR 'OF EPIDEMIC. Dr: Ewer, declares' that there ' is grave danger of the epidemie spreading to. .Oakland. Should the dread animal hydrophobia appear In this city, he declares, it would be almost impossible successfully to combat it. Dr. Ewer said this morning: "Success in preventing rabies en-t&rXg Australia has been attained by a rfgiu dog quarantine, and in Great Britain the spread of the dread epidemics which- terrorized the people there some time ago has been controlled of late by the exercise of quarantine methods." Acting upon the recommendation of Dr. Ewer, Commissioner of Public Health and Safety Fred C. Turner today sent' letters to J. P. Potter, superintendent of the Key .Route lines, and i,to W. A, Whitney, superintendent for . the Southern Pacific lines, asking in the name, of the city that the two transportation companies carry no dogs from San Francisco to this side of the bay. At the same time Turner, wrote to City Attorney Ben F. Woolner asking a formal opinion 'on the legal powers of the city to declare a dog (Continued on Page 2, Col. 5) MKUWD'S RAINFALL IS IN Record to Dale Is 6A9 Inches, According lo Local Observer . The local rainfall to date has been tho West in forty years, according to the observations made by H". M. Sanborn, the tforist of this city. But 6.49 Inches of rain has fallen for the season, -as against a 40-year ayerage of 23 Inches to date. On several dry years but . little more than 10 inches was recorded,' while the wettest season to Mnrch 1, as observed by Sanborn, was 'in 1890, when 39.35 Inches fell. The following is the rainfall by years up Dr. H. N. Winton Drops Dead in Oakland College Dr. H. N. W;nton, for two years a nember of the faculty offhe Oakland College of Medicine, dropped dead this ' norning while talking wffh Dr.' H. G. rcomas irt the operating room of the ;olle, at Thirty-first , and Grove streeite- Death is believed to be due eitherto heart trouble or a cerebral hemorrhage. Dr. Wanton Is survived by a widow of 627 Vernon street, Oakland, and by a brother; F. C. Winton, "of Hayward. r : J . ' - The deceased was a nativeof California, 49 years of age, a graduate of the University' of California arid 'the fferson College of Medicine, Philadelphia. For the past two years he bat been a resident of Oakland and a professor of chemistry In the Oakland collie. Estrange feature in connection with the death of Dr. Winton Is that PRESIDE!! URGES II Report iif Employars' ' Liability -Commissioff Receives Sup- port rijaft .... Doctrine pfNegligence Elimi- nated in Drastic Proposal for New Bill WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. President Taft today submitted to Congress the report of the employers' liability commission and the commission's proposed employers' liability and workmen's compensation bill, accompanied by a' message urging the enactment of the measure, which Is the most advanced piece of liability legislation yet presented. The President sets forth that thf pr6posed law not only would ensure to employes of railroads engaged in interstate commerce quick adjustment of their claims for damages, but also would relieve the courts of a vast amount ofwork and enable them to administer judicial affairs with greater dispatch. "I sincerely hope that the -act will pass,", Bays the President. . "I deem it one of the great steps of progress oward a satisfactory, solution of an Important phase of the controversies between employer and employe that has been proposed within the. last two or three decades." The main provisions of the measure are sketched in the message and Taft takes up-and" disposes of three objections advanced by its opponents. SETTLED BY COURT. . "In the first place," says' the President, "the question arises whether, under the provisions of the commerce clause, the bill could be considered to be a. regulation otJnterstateand foreign commerce. That seems to be already settled by the decision of the .Supreme Court in the employers' liability case.. "The second question is whether the making of these remedies exclusive and the compelling of the railroad companies to meet obligations arising from injuries, for which the railroad would not be liable Under the common law, is a denial of , the due process of law which is enjoined upon Congress by the fifth amendment to' the constitution in dealing with the property rights. This question the report takes up and in an exhaustive review of the authorities, makes clear, as it seems to me, the (Continued on Page 2, Cols. 3-4) FORTY YEARS to March. 1 date: excepting 1912, which is to 1873, 15,35 incheg;J8T4, 1876, 2e.lM; 1877. Jft.05; 12.89; 188tfM2.64rl88J, 1S83.' 11.19; 1884. 13.14; 24.23; 1887. 15.24; 18S8, 1890, 29.68; 1891; "16.72; 20.69; 1894, 20.B9; 1S95, 18.78; 1-878, 27.40; 1885. 11.72"; 1892. 31.32; 1899. 17.52; 1906. 24.56; 1875. 26.45; 1882." 13.KJ; 13S9, 13.99; 1896.. 10.16; 1903. 14,85; 131b, 18.38; 1879, 12.27; 186, 10.85; 1893, -.62; 1900, 6.08; 1907. 17.02; 1897. 22.76-; lifts, 18.61; 1901, 20.06; V.fl , 1904, 1921;, 1905.O 20, 18.03; 1908, 15.57; 1909, 1911, 22.02; 1912, 6.49. he had 'diagnosed his case apparently but a few minutes'" . before he was stricken. Shortly after 11 o'clock he stepped into the dispensary at the school and complained to Dr. II. A. Todd that his heart was troubling him. Then he asked Mrs. M. E. Lane, the druggist, for a couple of thirtieth grain' strychnine tablets. The two tablets were handed to him and he had placed them in his mouth and was chewing them when&suddenly he clutched at his breast, and. ..: turning about asked for some; spirits of ammonia. Before that could be given to him he staggered, at the same time exclaiming: "Guess I am a goner." Then he fell to the floor. Dr. Gertrude Moore, Dr. , Frank Bowles and Dr. . W. S. Kuder were called and they worked over their1 fellow practitioner for three-quarte8 of an hou, but , their effort failed to save him. - OAKLAND. CALIFORNIA. TUESDAY EVENINGFEBRUARY 20? 1912. PIEDMONT'S FIRST REGISTRATION IS LARGE SOCIAL SUCCESS WOMEN WILLINGLY GIVE THEIR Some of the women who rejrirterey yesterday as voters at Piedmont. From left to right, beginning at top row: Cosad and child, Mrs, Amy I. Cox and (laughter Olive," Mrs. F. C. Sargent,' Mrs. Helen H. Taylor, Miss Ida worth. Miss Blanche Penibcrthy and Mrs. Louisa Short.. ' ' 127 Society Leaders of j 7 Sj',"M' SkS'Jr --r-jv A'" Hillside Section Are ' AlrJB XK ' 7 , Y Wi- ' ' 1 NowElieible iY'IV W V A";1 PIEDMONT, Feb. 20. Piedmont's first - registration vof women voters yesterday afternoon and evening. was a social siiccese, partaking of the na ture Of a tea or evening soiree. Th aristocrat of the fashionable residence section on the hill turned out In . their limousines and victorius, gowned in their nost stunning attire for the occasion, and from the hours of 2 to 5 in the afternoon and 7 to 9 at. night the Piedmont city hall r sembled nothing so much as an exhibition room containing the latest modes. Following the usual custom in the county clerk's office number of deputy registration clerks were sent here to take the names of those who did not care to travel to. Oakland to sign the rolls, in addition to the eight regular registration deputies f'ounty Clerk Cook and Chief Deputy Johnstone were both present during the afternoon ...to gee-how the registration proceeded. Comparatively few women appealed to sign the rolls during the: early afternoon, the rush not beginning until shortly before 6 o'clock, "when tho clerks took the names of some fifty-would-be voters and about twenty-five men. In the evening the registration was much heavier, bringing up the total for the day to. 12 7 women tfnd 98 men. , V SUSTAIN ONE AXOTHEH. . ' For the most part the women came In parties of twos and threes, to "keep each other up under the ordeal," as one was heard to remark. A few of the more courageous appeared alone, the first woman to rpglster being Dr. Etta W. Pillsbury, 222 Pala avenue, member of the board of town trustees and active in rivic work'. -Little difficulty was had by-the clerks ip registering the women, not even the matter of age causing., much hesita-, tlon. Some asked for instructions as to how to prepare their ballots and other details, but when assured by the clerks that they would be furnished with plenty of inittructlons from various sources before election time, they appeared satisfied. The general sentiment over registration waa expressed by. one maid (Continued on Page 2, Col. 4.) IS IB OUST 1 : TRFflRIIRFR OF- i liUIIWWIIbll Wl Meese Is Accused of Not Running His Office Properly Superior Judge William Wells decided this afternoon that the suit brought by B. 8. MacMullan to oust flty Treasurer Meese from office' on the ground of malfeasance, was not a proper civil proceeding and transferred the matter to Judge John Ellsworth, sitting In the criminal department of the snperlo court. The action-of Judge Wells was the result of a conference he held with Judge Ellsworth in which It was determined that the complaint against: Meese, under the statute, ' was in reality a criminal' matter and therefore would have to be tried out in the criminal . (Continued On Page 2, Col. 1.) I 0 AGES; ARRIVE IN Property at Clay Street 6 orner Sells - j Property on the northeast corner of Fifteenth and"Clay streets, which waa purchased by the' firm orMes-mer-Sjrnith Company last May for 1135,000 and on which they made Improvements costing about $15,000, was resold yesterday by them to A. Shafran, a merchant of 463 Thirteenth street and S. Livingston for a consideration said to have been lose to J200.000. ., !'.. "The deal -has practically been closed," said Shafran today., "I have made the ..purchase In partnership with . Livingston and will probably move my suit and cloak house to that location In the near future.- The deal involved a large profit for the sellers, but I have figured that with the rupld" improvement of that district the property will greatly increase in value during the next two or three years' and that.wehave not made a mistake In the purchase." " At. the time of the purchase of the 20 PAGES AUTOMOBILES Mrs Jeannle Stratton, Mrs. A. D. Florence Davis, Mrs. Lillian Ells: , - ,i foi $200,000 corner lt ypar by Mesmcr &. Smith it had been the Intention of the firm 1 . , ,- ' . to: open a branch sloreth'c. but with trais near. the Nnlnmingan rron-tho large Increase In the value of the iter' h't Weiinesilay. The result Is corner that project enema ty have not recorded beyond the fact that the boen abandoned. Since the building government troops. suffered a loss of hus bpen in- their haruls, hov.ever, it forty killed and many wounded. A has- been entirely remodeled, and San Doniingan masting vessel has there are now several stores with a been piiKSged to convey the malls Fifteenth stree.t frontage. The prop- from Monto Chrlstl to Cape Haytlen, erty facea thu' ne.w lip.woIl finding owing ta U iiiterfuptlon of coin-on the north. ' -v . municaticin hv way of'the frontier, n Killed in W Jail-B re ale in Mexico PUEBLA, Mexico, Feb. 20. Twenty-seven prisoners and prison guards were killed here in a tight which fol-lpwed an attempt by the prisoners t NO. 184 Judge F. H. Dunne Refuses to uuasn inaicimenis Against Former Boss Thirteenth Juror VYill Be Swornr in the Eugene E. Schmitz . Trial SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20. Su-,' perlor Judge Dunne this morning refused to follow the precedent established by Judge Lawlor yesterday and declined to dismiss the eighty Indictments pending in his department against Abraham Ruef. . , , It la expected that this decision will delay the trial of former Mayor Eu- gene E. 8chmlt. . - The proceedings this morning were enlivened by a tll between Assistant District Attorney McNutt nd the . court, ...Ini. prosecutor ..gprang a eur- -prlee by asking that all the indictments against all- of the graft prosecution defendants be. wiped from the calendar. ; . , Attorney George ICeane was the spokesman for Ruef, who was also represented by Attorney Bert Hchlea-singer. Counsel r rehearsed . the in- ; dlctments, calling attention to the fact that sixty-five of them had never been proceeded with.ln any;way, the defendants not even having been arraigned. He called attention to the ! fact that Ruef waa under sentence of fourteen years, and that' cveu ohould , the district attorney select a ease, try him, convict him, and the, court aen-t'ence him, the term would run con- . currently with the present sautence of Judire Lawlor;-1 " ; "The motion la made to meet the exigency of. the situation- In Judge, Lawlor'e court," concluded Keane. s "and I therefore submit Jt to your honor's -consideration." RKOPEMXG OV CASE DELAYED. AVhlle it is thought that Judge Dunne will open the case, and perhaps within the next few days dls-" miss all the Indictments, he began to 1 question counsel and Implied that for thepresent" "ho would refuse the request. "Why do you make this; motion at this time?" he asked. . "Because of the trial of Eugene E. Schmitz," replied Keane. . . "What part do these lndlctmenti play In -that case?" inquired Judge Dunne. "And why, stiould they be dismissed." Counsel explained that when Ruef wa being tried on the Parkslde true 1 bills. .Superior Judge Doollng dls-missed the indictments' against, the co-defendanta. . . .... ' "There was a number of other indictments in this court, and other de-fenrtfints," reJolned-t-Judge Dunno, "and I have spoken to Mr. McKutt about the matter, and.lt seems to me that n tH t he -tl tstrtct at t orney's nt flee makes up Its mind what shall be done with, all the cases, 'there should be no difference made regarding .Uimf." - - ' ' MNi-rr SPEAKS. " If'was "here that McNutt rose to his feet and declared his position plainly and before he had takt-n his seat he had made several strong statements. "I think that the district attorney's office has made up IU mind," he be- (Continticd on Page 2, Col. 2) SanDoTrbops And Rebels in Battle Government Soldiers Suffer Loss : in Engagement on the . Frontier. . " CAPE HATTIKN, 'Haytl, Feb. 29. An .'ofndnl report has hen received of a severe flht between the revolu- tionarv force nna - rno government escape yesterday. Twenty prisoner! escaped. A force of .; cavalry, hurriedly despatched to the assistance of the guards hiyl a severe .fight with the escaping prisoners .,- ,.. COURT NOT Riff HISS

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