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OAKLAND TRIBUNE V FEBRUARY 20, 1911 mmmL wm . - Ill II JI'T II 11 Weak and unhealthy kidneys ri trobably responsible for more alok-ncsa and suffering than any other disea&e, thmrlore, when tbroujrh ne-Elect or ottur causes, kidney trouble permitted to continue, serious re- plu arc ure to follow, ' Your other organs may need attention but your kidneys moat, because they do most and atiould hays attention first. ' U yon feci -that your kidney are the gum of tout nlckneM or run down condition commence taking Dr. Jiilmer'a Swamp-Root, the great kid-bey, liver and bladder remedy, be-"oauee as soon aa your kidneys begin to Improve they will help all the other organs to health. Pre valency of Kidney Did Most people do not realize tha Harming Increase and remarkable EDITORIAL STOTICK To prove the wonderful merits of Swamp-Root 'you may have a sample bottle and a book of valuable Information, both Stent absolutely free by malL The book contains many of the thousands of etters received from men and women who found Swamp-Root to be just tha remedy they needed. Tha value and sucoesa of Swamp-Root is so well known that our readers are advised tp send ior a sample bottle. Address Dr. KU- wim JaV RfnsrViamtAn W Ita, ! in mav vah rmaA thfjt vnApniil nffmt in THE OAKLAND DAILY TRIBUNE. guaranteed. , T Official Declares the Charges Against Him Are Mere ' Nonsense. ; " '(Continued From Page'l)' department. Judge Ellsworth how has under advisement the question as to whether or not he will Issue a dta-'tlon to the city treasurer aa prayed Jfor In the complaint. It la altogether probable that before Judge Ellsworth takes any, action he will submit the whole matter to Dlatrict Attorney 'Donahue, who, under the law, has i direct supervision over all such crim inal matters. A number of years ago a suit sim liar to the one Instituted today by MacMlllan was broueht in a .civil 08' llenry P. Dalton, who was then county assessor. In that caae. like In the present Instance, tha matter was (transferred to the criminal depart ment for disposal. , Accusing Edwin Meese,-treasurer of ftha city of Oakland, of malfeasance (In office and the Juggling of municipal 'funds for his personal gain, C. B. uao-iMullan, an expert accountant of the fctty, this forenoon filed in the superior (court complaint la which he asks that Meese be cited to appear and ishow cause why be should not be I ousted from office. MacMullan also utsVs judgment against Meese for 1600, land coats, under aectlon 772 of tha .Penal Code, which prescribed a re-wsrd for information In such cases. Meese was appointed city treasurer ioy - me municipal commissioner ui fflnance and revenue, John Forrest, ;July 1, 1111, and the city council con-firmed tha appointment the same 'date, Meese qualified July I and ave the required bond for the falth-iful performance of his official duties. IMacMullan's complaint la that ever alnce he took cnarge the city treasurer has "wilfully and corruptly" refused and neglected to perform certain official duties pertaining to his .office. NEGLECT CHARGED. ' It Is charged that Meesa, in collecting and receiving money belonging to .and for the use of the city, in hia official capacity haa neglected to settle for the money during the month of .July, 1811, or since then, with the auditor of the municipality, and Immediately pay all of tha money Into the city treasury, accompanied by the certificates of the auditor for the ben-tugLtheJunuVto which. thn mosay 'properly belonged, in the manner Mr iquired by section 113 of the city cr4r iter. It Is alleged that at the time he took office Meese received from Jiis money and should have settled with itbe auditor before the last day of the (week In which he received the money, I which he is alleged to have lalled to 'do. , ' - 1 . During the month of August, it is .alleged by MacMullan, Meese neglect-led to make, a statement of the amount of publlo moneys which he had on 'deposit In the Bank of Germany. This money .Is claimed to have been personal property excess tax. MacMullan chargaa also thai Meese la stock holder and director of the Bank of Germany. , During the month of De ember, 1911, It ia alleged, Meese also failed to make bis monthly statement 'of receipts and- expenditures to the city council, and that he has paid out money on behalf of the 'city without ' warrants from the-auditor ever alnce July 3, 111, in violation oi the state 18". MacMullan further charges that' Meese's reports for July, 1911, show a default of over 1000 In the city , treasury. '. ....... NONSENSE, SATS MEESE. "The charges In this auif are nonsensical," declared City Treasurer Meese today when asked concerning the statements made by MacMullan. "MacMullan is what we call a tax sharp,' and I suppose he hag failed ; to get Wa money the way he wanted "A 'tax sharp' Is a; man who looks up old records In the tax collector's office of money due hre and there, nnii then roes to merchants and property-owners ana waucea . ui assign the account to mm ior a certain percentage, "Cut there is absolutely, nothing In the charges. The office has been conducted in absolute accordance with the provisions of the elty charter and. there is no shortage or other i lrresruianiy in ine accounts, ft "I do not know on what MacMul-llen bases his charges, but I feel assured that they will' not stand' for pravalency of kidney fllseaae. "Whll kidney disorders are the moat oom mon diseases that prevail, thay ara almost the last recognized by patient or physicians, who usually content theniseJTes with doctoring the effect, while the original disease constantly undermines the system. A Trial WOl Convince Anyone. The" mild And immediate effect ef Swamp-Root, the rreat kidney, liver and bladder remedy, is soon realized. It stands tha highest for its remarkable results In the most distressing cases. Symptoms of Kidney Trouble, Bwamp-Root la not recommended for everything, but If you are obliged to pass your water frequently night and dav. emartinsf or irritation in imping. bftcS-duft frf "sediment Irt'the" urine, headache, back ache, lame back, dlizlnesa, 'poor digestion, sleeplessness, nervousness, heart disturb-ancs due to bad kidney trouble, akin eruptions from' bad- blood, neuralgia, rheumatism, lumbago, bloating, Irritability, wornout. feeilng, lack of ambition, may be loss of flesh, aallo oompiexlon, or Bright's disease -may be stealing upon you, which Is tha worst form of kidney trouble. Swamp-Root Is Pleasant to Take. If you ara already convinced tha? Swamp-Root la what you need, you can purchase the regular fifty-cent and one-dollar size bottles at ail drug stores. Sample Bottle Sent TVe. The srenulneness of thla offer la Fi Assistant ; District Attorney Has Tift With Court at Morning Session. '"(Continued From Page 1)' gan. "I know I have made up my mind. Tour honor ia even more familiar with the so-called graft cases than I am, and In my opinion It would not only be appropriate to dismiss these Indictments, but It would not be Inappropriate to dismiss a.11 of the Indictments against all of the defendants. The district" court of appears, In Its decision in the case of the People" against Coffey, decided that any convictions which might result from this testimony would be against the law. All of the Indict ments against all the graft defend ants are affected by thla decision." Judge Dunne aaid: -"The district attorney haa handed me a memorandum in the case of Eugene E. Schmltz. I have been examining the record, but I haven't finished It. I will say at this time that I have not made up my mind oi) all these matters. I will deny the iwesent motion without pre-ludlce r to reconsidering the matter later." "I will, a, tny own motion, Include all of the so-called graft cases In a request for a dismissal," responded McNutt. "The evidence is nf a similar character In each caae and not sufficient to convict without the presence of a certain witness and not strong van If that wltneas were here, and according to the decision in the Coffey case there could be no conviction." "You are not forgetting the decision In the Ruef case, are youT" inquired Judge Dunne. FINAL REJOINDER, "No, and I am not forgetting the action of the Supreme Court in making flesh of one and fowl of the other and I don't think they will forget it very soon, either," was the parting ihot of the assistant district attorney. Counsel for Ruef then left tha courtroom and It is understood that the former boss will not testify in the Jchmlti trial unless Judge Dunne dismisses the IndlctmSjits. Owing to Mc-Vutt's amended mdtion, however. It Is thought that he cannot long refuse to wipe tha cases from his calendar. The chajs against Ruef are at present on the reserve calender and Include the Parkaide, the prizefight and mis-lemeanor Indictments and several other groups. . . ' . , FOLLOWS CALHOTJN CASE. f Superior Judge-iawlor-decidedrtWf morning' that he would pursue the tame course in the Schmlts case that was adopted during the trial of Patrick. Calhoun and awear a thirteenth furor as an alternate In case of the Illness or Inability to act of any one of the remaining twelve In the box. When proceedings opened thla morning counsel quickly accepted John Ot-ten of 1629 Turk street, aa the twelfth man to complete- the box. As there was a large panel of talesmen In court It was ordered that a thirteenth Juror be selected and the work of questioning the remainder of those present with efforts to qualify the additional man occupied the remainder of the morning. " Earthquake Recorded OnBerkeley Instrument UNIVERSITY OS CALIFORNIA. Feb. 10. The selsmoarraDh last even ing recorded a slight earthquake of anort duration which seems to have centered about fifty miles southeast of Berkeley. The first phase was recorded at 10:15r the-eecond about ten seconds later, the chief phase lasting one minute and its strength was small. , ... CORPORAL DIES. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, Corporal of Police John W. Hawes, aged 49, died at his home, 1458 Grove street, early this morning. The officer was appointed on the force October. U.1889, and was made a corporal January 81, 1907, He had been for ten years attached to the city at-tomei office on special duty ury has been conducted with the most scrupulous attention to detail, and thu,rl no . a . shred of fact upon which the man can base his allegations," City Treasurer Meese was formerly a member or the city council and haa been In the employ of the city for many years. No hr.ath jnttJMiver.Uoucheajbis ; nubile mil DOCTRINE OF ELIMINATED MEASURE Commission Recommends Drastic Changes -in Employer's Liability Law . (Continued From Page 1) validity of the act It Is sufficient to say that the argument of the commission is mosfeofiinnaing to show that the police power of the govern ment exercised In the regulation of Interstate commerce Is quite sufficient to Justify the Imposition upon tbe interstate railroad companies of tbe liability for the Injuries to Its employes co an insurance basis. RIGHT IS PRESERVED. "The third objection- J ..that the rignt or trial by Jury, guaranteed by the seventh am endjn ent lg dnie As a matter of Tact, the rlghtls preserved in this act by permitting a Jury to pass on the Issue when duly remanded, In accordance with the limitations of the act" President Taft then alludes to the alleged Iniquities attending personal Injury litigation. He declares that perjured testimony, emotional Juries and badly constructed laws limiting liability have tended to hamper the administration of exact Justice, while the heavy expense of litigation haa rendered.it almost Impossible for the poor man to command his rights. In referring to the conditions because of this form of litigation, the President says: , . ; . "The administration of Justice today is clogged In every court by the great number of suits for damages for personal Injury. The settlement of such cases by this system will serve to reduce the burden of our courts one-half by taking the cases out of court and disposing of them by this short cut." - The message concludes with the reiterated hope that the bill may be passed -before " the " adjournment " of the present session of Congress. LAW le DRASTIC j The most drastio employers' liability legislation In many yars is proposed byi tha Employers' Liability and Workmen's Compensation report, made publlo today, j Headed by Senator Sutherland of Utah,! the eommliion"s personnel also consists ef Senators ""ChamBiflaiid" of Oregon (Rep.), Moon of Pennsylvania (Rep.), Brantley of Georgia and D. U Ceass, editor o a railroad man's magazine. The report Is accompanied by the draft of a bill in which tha commission eliminates the common law doctrine of negligence with what It characterises as the "unjust defense of assumption of risk, . fellow-servants' fault and contributory negligence." Compensation with a general basis of an equivalent to one-half wagea is to be paid In every case except where the Injury or death Is caused by the wilful Intention of the employe to Injure himself or In case of Intoxication on duty. WILL RAISE EXPENSE. The combined railroad companies of the eountry are paying out to their employes for accidents In settlements and Judgments approximately tle,085,00 and the proposed law, as nearly as the approximate ornate, will raise thla by 26 per cant Figuring on. the periodical payments extending over a term of yeara and capitalized at S per cent, the commission points out that the total received by the benefldaHei would reach an aggregate of 118,000,000 annually. It points out that for every dollar the railroad companies are compelled to pay under existing law they will, under tha proposed law, pay approximately 11.25 and that for every dollar the employes and their dependent now receive they would receive a sura much in excess of $1.25. It says that during 108, 190 and 110 the railroads paid IH.600,000 n settlements and Judgements alone on account of the death of nearly 12,000 worker and 821,838,000 approximately for permanent or temporary disabling Injuries as well as sustaining an ifrjonomlo loss of KMM.OOO days. TSu?2ed bill declares that it Is the ponCongress to consider the burden of pafe?ents for personal Injuries as an element of the cost of transportation and directs the Interstate Commerce Commission to recognize and give affect to this policy. - . IN EVERY IN8TANCE. The bill would provide that every common carrier engaged In Interstate or foreign commerce by railroad shall pay compensation to SJiy employs who sustains personal injury m Una of duty or to his dependents In case of his death. lf makes the remedy exclusive by reason of the compensation being complete satisfaction. It abolishes all existing common law and atatutory remedies and applies to all railroads in the District of Columbia as well. It would exclude from compensation tha first fourteen calendar days, except that the employer Is to furnish all necessary medical and surgical -aid; In eluding hospital services,, and Is to continue to so furnish after the fourteen days under specific provisions. The employer or his dependent must notrry" tfiemphjyer--v-hpcoident withln'thlrty days, except under certain contingqneies which extend the limit to' ninety daya After the fourteen-day period following the Injury, employer and employa.are to agrea in writing on a settjament, arbitration committees may be organlied by them to settle disputes and award compensation, subject to review Within two years by an adjuster of accident Insurance" to be appointed by each United Btatis Dlatrict court for four-year terms at from 11800 to 83000. annually. - PETITIONING ADJUSTER, Either party may petition the adjust to proceed. The adjuster Is to report his finding to the court Rlpht to compensation is forfeited by an employe as long as he refuses pbysleal examination by the employer's physician. Jury trial rights are preserved, but are to be deemed waived except on demand. The adjuster or the court will fix the com-nnnxAtlon of counsel for the employe, tAwilnn is made for appeals to the circuit court of appeals and to the su-nreme court, and for guardians to act on behalf of Infants under 18 of the mentally Incompetent. The measure would prohibit assign ment of any cause of action or payments aneior.to"beeome due ana exempta an such liability and payments from levy or Sale. Tbe compensation is a nnt lien on the employers' property in 'case of insolvency. The government's right The Perfect Shortening Cottolene is made from the finest vegetable oil s prc and wholesome as. olive oil. Lard, on the contrary;, ii made Jrora - the fat of the hog, sometimes Impurej, often Indjgestible Cottp lene makes things taste tetter, makes them digest better. It gives you butter results at less than the price of lari There Is no indigestion told with Cottolene, Cottolene i economittltbecaiue . .t J . I UEUGEliCE to enforce penalty Is not -to be affected by the act Monthly payments of death ' benefits are to be nade far eight years thns: A widow alone,' 40 per cent of the monthly wages; widow and child under 18 or otherwise dependent 80 per cent; any child under 18 or dependent 25 per cent and 10 per cent for each additional child; payments, if the widow dies or remarries within 8 years, to be continued to the children, if any, for the unexpired period. If no widow or children, 15 per cent ' to partially dependents and 20 per cent to one whol- fe.dependnt.iartCana 0 perrent jfl both parents are dependent. Ia the absence of these dependents provisions are made for brother,- sister, grandparent or grandchild as dependents. , PERSONAL INJURY. Personal injury, compensation Is made on- the basis of 60 per cent of monthly wagea for life for permanent total disability and 60 per cent during temporary total disability. For loss ef an arm payments are to continue 78 months; a leg, 60 months; an eye, 80 months; a thumb, 13 months. No payments are to be made while the employe Is at work at wages 80 per cent of those he received at the time of his Injury. The commission made provision for contribution of payments by Joint employers, for defining different? baneftdariea tinder the act for modes of payment of compensation. Among the points contended and discussed by 'the commission In Its report are these: Congress has the constitutional power to pass the proposed legislation. It is a regulation of Interstate and foreign commerce. It does not constitute' a denial of due process. The common law system of employer' liability - based upon' negligence, Is filled with evils and Incongruities and wasteful and "the greater proportion ef tha money paid In satisfaction goes Into tha pocket of counsel who exact their compensation. In form of ' exorbitant contingent fees and in various ways is 'consumed in passing from, 'tha: companies' treasuries to the hands of the employe or dependent The proposed statute s not objection able because It includes employes not engaged In the hazardous part of; employment. The law would be compulsory. going Into operation irrespective of the consent of tnr employers ana employes covered by It Occasion Is Made Pink Teaby Leaders of Fashionable " Section. Continued From Page 1.)' who was much embarrassed efore the task of registration begun, but who declared with a sigh of relief she adjusted her picture hat and gathered together her numerous be longings after the ordeal: "Why, that wasn't half bad." HUBBY GOES ALOXG. During the evening the women who appeared were In most cases under tha escort of husbands, brothers or other male voters, who were obviously much delighted at the Importance of Instructing the fair voters how. to proceed. ' Among the women who were noticed registering during the day were the following: Dr. Btt W. Pillsbury Mrs. Mtry M. Jttoo Mrs. Audi Knoff . Mrs. Anns h. Biehtrd. Mrs. A. B. Coasd ton Hrt. Jiiunt ft - Mrs. Ellt Frost trsttoe Mrs. Anns g, Cirr Mm. Bllsa H.. Gift Mn. A. K. Brlnckertoft Mr. Mtrgutt 0. Hunt Mrs. Airuits Ptmbledj; Mr. Belea H. Taylor Mrs. Helen 8. gfocluiU Mrs, LoolM Bbwt Mrs. Bluncb 15. . Mrs. One P. Johssea Femberthr Mrs. Amy J. Cm . Mr. Vlrslnit 0. Crr Mrs, Atl Ortorn Mn. Louti H. TU-Mrs. I A. -Dutna'flrf Bin Mrs. Helen C. Nygatt Mrs. Helen H. Moor Mrt. Marls H. Bon Mrs. Ella N. Sobartf an Mra. Haul O. Quale Mn. Anna Alnqulat Mrs. Lillian Mantles: -Mm. Frances Y. mb Ulliwortn, Mr. Hazel C. O'Brien Mlaa Ida Florence' Mri. Eleanor I. Hum Darin Mra. Mary & Stafford Mr. Pamella Mar." Mri. 1. K. Williams ruerlt Wen Mr. Rntn M. Cox Mr. F. C. Seraent re. JJiHan O. fknltb Mrs. lata 8. Oakler lira. Cneilott t, Mrs. 0. A. B'arlet ,Plyte -.y-, Mia p. c, Craig , Joseph M. Etienne Accused, of Cruelty by Wife in Divorce Complaint. 6AK FRANCISCO,- Feb. 20, A dlvorc ult filed yesterday by Mri. Mary m! Et enne against her husband. Joseph M. Btlunne, proprietor of the Cyclops Iron rA.aUeed,CrSe!ty " ,h ground. f0r the action and the sneciflo. Instances of brutality named by the wife are T alleged beatings and a choklag, under the tor-new h ,he lmoit !" conscious. Th matter of monev plays a croml-nent figure In the litigation The'attor. ? Etl9nn appeared before rf1tT?raham.y,:,t,'rday ernoon and obtained a restraining orar to prevent fctlenne from withdrawing various sums of money from the banks until after the divorce suit" and the Important question of alimony are settled. The Etlennes have resided' at 1989 Fell Itr'a i!2f f11""' 'oundry is located , ii "in,.r't' Th wupls have two children, one vear old. and tha other years, and Mrs. Etienne asks the court to give her the custody of the children. The court has eet the hearing of the rase for next Friday morning and has directed all parties to appear in court at that time. Mrs. Etienne's atorv as told In h vorcecomplalnt narrates alleged cruelties pracricel by the Iron foundry man. Harsh i iniyruyr i"uzzm mention. An attempt waa mad to keep ti record In the case secret, but the attorney had to appear In open court with hi-papers to fully accomplish his purpose. Alimony In a considerable amount, costs and counsel fee ar demanded bv Jtirst-'Btlenna-of her husband, who 1 reputed to be well to db." . MILITARY BALL ' ' ' . HAN fcEANDRO,. Feb.-, 20. A grand military ball will, be given tonight by Estudillo parlors. 'Native Sons of the Golden Gate In the Masonia Temple building. .Members of the local drill team will .appear in uniform, taking the lead In the rrand nmrrh RVrn-n -n -r,m.t PIEDMDNT WOMEN GETON REGISTER HUHL IBIiULER rHood 7 Sarsaparilla Is effective in removing that tired feeling, because this ijreat medicine purifies, enriches and revitalizes the blood. TaflTe . it this spring.- Get It today In usual liquid form or chocolated tablets called Sarsataba. juarry Dogs on Their .Ferryboats. (Continued From Page 1) quarantine. Turner has also ordered Poundmaater Julius Zabel to malte special provision for the separation of any dogs in the pound who may show signs of sickness, to prevent the disease being spread to a number of Animals within the pound. EWER'S LETTER. ' Dr. Ewer's letter to Turner on the matter follows: I have to advise you that there Is at present In Ban Francisco an epidemlo of rabies. At least , twenty. Infected dogs have been 7 discovered, chiefly in the region ' of the Presidio.. .. Several , persona -have been bitten, but all have been saved so far by the use of the Pasteur immunizing treat' men t - ,: . - It Is necessary for us to take - precautions to prevent the Infection getting foothold In Oakland. A quarantine against dogs has been efficient In keeping rabies but of Australia altogether, and It In combination with muzzling laws has put an end to the fearful epidemics formerly common iirTJreatr Britain." I would suggest a ouarantlna against dogs from 6a r Francisco, and I believe that a special request to the Southern Pacific people will accomplish this. In case rabies appear in Oakland It will be advisable to at once pass a muzzling ordinance to remain In effect until the danger la passed. The efficiency of our pound should be immediately Increased to the end that all stray dogs may . be gotten off our streets at once. . To make the pound still further -efficient In this particular matter It would be necessary to separate the dogs, for If one dog with rabies gets Into the pound and bites several of the other dogs "and these dogs are returned to : their owners, they may develop the disease as late as four or five months after they ara released. Incubation period is sometimes quite long. Turner then sent the following letter V Ben F. Woolner, the city attorney: I enclose herewith copy of a letter Just received from Dr. Ewer, which is self-explanatory: Would it be within the -power of the city council to declare a quarantine by resolution alone? In case the disease should appear I think It would be well for us to have an ordinance prepared In advance requiring muzzles on all dogs until the danger is past, as the doctor suggests. Will you kindly prepare such an ordinance? . If you have any views to submit in the way of controlling this matter I would be very pleased to learn them. LETTERS TO RAILROADS. Commissioner Turner also had the following letters forwarded: James P. Potter, Esq., Buperln tendent Ban Francisco, Oakland & Ban Jose Railway, 70S Ban Pablo avenue, Oakland, Cal. . .Dear Sir: I enclose herewith copy of a letter received this date from Dr. E. K. Ewer, health officer of the city of Oakland, which is self-explanatory. I understand that your com- pany does not allow dogs on its boats, but I wish' to make sure of the fact.. If dogs are allowed on your boats I would request that your company letuse o 'carry them until the danger of . this epidemic Is past. We will pass ah ordinance Jf you require. , It, but the doctor, objects to the, delay if it can' be avoided by ' your co-operation. I have made a similar request of Mr. W. A. Whitney, superintendent of the Southern Pacific "c6npany at Oakland pier.. - - Very respectfully, F. .C. TURNER. Commissioner of Public Health and Safety. W. A. Whitney. Esq., Superintendent -Southern Pacific Com- pany, Oakland Pier, California. ' Dear Sir: I enclose herewith copy of a letter receiveSihls date. from Dr. E. N. Ewer, health officer of the city of. Oakland, which Is self-explanatory. .1 understand that the Key "Route does not allow dogs on its" ' boats, and I write to ask if you could take a similar course until the danger of this epidemic . is past. If you require an ordinance of the city of Oakland, we will pass same, but the doctor objects to the delay If we can - avoid It by your co-operation. Very respectfully, F. C. TURNER. Commissioner of Publlo Health and Safety. .., INSTRUCTIONS TO THE POTJXDMASTER. Mr. Julius Zabel, Poundmaster, Oakland, Cal. . Dear Bin Dr. Ewer, health officer, reports that there is an epidemlo of rabies in San Francisco and is very much alarmed at possible spread of the disease here. You will Instruct your , men 'to Immediately take up all ' the stray dogs possible, and fur-, thermore, to observe their condition and keep any diseased dogs separate from the others as they -- are taken In. Any dogs coming; Into the pound which are likely to be redeemed you should make provision for keeping separate from the other dogs, as the doctor explains that sometimes this disease Is not apparent when the dog Is first caught and yet should ..the dog bite another dog while . lh that condition It might cause the disease to spread. , This Is extremely . Important ; Please attend to It at once, -Very respectfully, F. C. TURNER. L Commissioner . of Public Health. FEAR SPH.0F ' THE RABIES HERE An Artistic Play er for J The demand for a high-grade Player-Piano at a low price is being satisfied at oiir' store.'' .TT " r l We are showing this week new eighty-eight Players in standard higblass pianos at $485 and $500 on easy pay- ments. ; , ; 9 These are really4 fine instruments musically and mechanically. They have every feature of the higher-priced Players, .Sire more, simple of control and are capable, even in unskilled I hands, of the very finest musical effects. . In case design- and in finish they are beautiful and unique. Fine. Stickley oaks and beautiful Circassian walnuts are "shown. They are no larger than the ordinary Piano small enough for the flat or apartment, large enough in tone for the proper rendition of the greatest operatic Or classic numbers. . J See these new-Player-Pianos. Have them demonstrated. -Yon will appreciate their many points of superior excellence, and particularly their price and the lowness of the terms. J In other high-class Player-Pianos we show the KNABE, the EMERSON ANGELUS, theANGELUS PIANO, the HARDMAN AUTOTONE, KRAKAUER, P A C K A R D, LUDWIG and MILTON Player-Pianos, the CONOVER, KINGSBURY and CAROLA INNER-PLAYERS, all at the identical prices at which they are sold on the floors of their manufacturers, save for the addition of eastern freight ALL are told en .easy payments. Your old Piano taken Jn at full value. - . q SURELY YOUR OPPORTUNTY FOR PLAYER COMPARISON IS better here than in any store in the west. - mrrr. VICTOR TALKING MACHINES TWO ENTRANCES-OAKLAND 510 TWELFTH AND 1105 WASHINGTON 1S5-153 Kearny and 517-225 Sutter Street, San Francisco 117 South First Get Your Correct Street UultihermU The copy for the new City Directory Oakland is nearly ready for the printer. To insure accuracy the publishers desire all whose street numbers have been changed since their information was taken to notify them AT ONCE BY CARD, giving the new and old numbers and the change will be made.1 rPOLK-HUSTED DIRECTORY CO. ) 812 Broadway Diegle Must Serve Term for Bribery COLUMBUS," Ohio, Feb., 20. Red-nv J. Dleirl. former sergeant-ftt- arma of the Ohio 6tats Ssnate, must serve thre yeara in th penitentiary for compllcityjn legislative bribery. Th stat Hnnreme Court confirmed today the decision of the lower court. which convicted megie ior aiding in the alleged bribery of Btata Senator L. -R. Andrews. The decision, today means that several members of the general assembly under Indictment will have to stand trial.- . M - nitri'n conviction was due prin cipally to evidence! secured by. a pho- nograpiuu ueviuo. , Prof. Albert Hertel Passes ia . Berlin - ' ntrwT.TV Fp.t: 20. Professor Al- KvrfTTrtPi ihfi noted nainter of land-4 scapes and still life, died here today in hia 69th year. . CHICAGO BOY WONDER " VISITS OAKLAND Mr. Parker Wcmdson, tha 16 -year-old Chicago boy who has demonstrated such marvelous abllitya a typewriter operator, is to glvs a publlo demonstration tonight in the auditorium of the Polytechnic! Business college. Twelfth and Harrison-streets. . , Mr, Woodson gave a demonstration at in tujjcf? a. i ' - "O - " - of the institution, and hi work was so phenomenal tnai we coiiege managu-ment is giving thla free demonstration to the publlo. All- stenographers and court reporters and business men generally who ara in-terested, are. therefore, cordially Invited to attend this demonstration with the compliments of the Polytechnic Business college. SENT OBSCENE POSTAL (SARDS THROUGH MAIL BAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 20. Frank C. Newman waa sentenced to three months in tha Alameda county Jail by United States Judge de Haven thla morn, ing, for sending obscone postal cards through the mall. The cards In question were directed to United States Attorney A. R. McCormick, of Los Angeles. This Is said to be Newman's third offense of a ilmllar character. , . , .. S. P. Makes Excursion Rates Account Washington's Birthday . ' Commencing February Slst and I2nd round trip excursion tickets will be on sal from, all stations in California and where the one way rate does not exceed 115.00 and name conditions will exist between California and Nevada points. These tickets will be sold at one fare and one-third for tha round trip and final return limit February 23rd. For additional Information see any Southern Pacino agent or .Broadway and.Thlrteentb. streets, . OaJUoi- - -p 1 Piano $485 Street, Sail Jose MexicoPuts$3,100,000 Price on 300 Lives SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20.The Mexican government haa agreed to pay an Indemnity of 13,100,000 to the Chinese republic for the death of SOD Chinese at Torreon, Mexico, during the revolution last July, according to a cablegram received today by tha Chee Kong Tong (the, Chinese Free Masons), from former President Sun Yat Sen of the Chinese republic. The Chinese were murdered by Mexican revolutionists. N Negotiations for the payment of the Indemnity' were taken up by former President Sun soon a,fter he accepte thn nrssMpnrv Wnnr Khun Rol min ister of foreign affairs, conducted the 11 negotiations and arranged w.ith Presi- ueui iuaaerp ior me payment or tha money., . McNAMARA FUND IS LAID' AT COOLEY'S DOOR INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 20. Philip A. Cooley of New Orleans was brought here by government agents and released on ilO.OOO bond for his appearance, -for -arraignment on March" li as one of the fifty-four defendants In the dynamite conspiracy cases. ' Ai a member . of the Iron workers' executive board he la held responsible -for the 11000 a month which wai, voted to J. . J. . McNamaiji, the con-vlcted secretary-treasurer, and the ln dictment' charges was used to buy explosives. , ' $147,000 PAID F0R FAMOUS PAINTING BERLIN, Feb. 20. The most important art auction ever held in. Germany opened today in the Lepke Ar4 rooms here, when th. eollectlon belonging to the estate of the late Ed-' ward F. Weber, leading merchant of Hamburg, was put up for sale. Collectors and dealers from all -parU of Europe and America were. In attendance. Francis Kleinberger, the art 'dealeri of Paris, gave $147,000- for "The Vlr gin and Child" by Andrea Mantgna. LA AM1TA - Sindlar's Pies Are the Bestr For Sale at all Grocers. Served, at all Restaurants. j

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