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BILL TO REPEAL MEDICAL LAWS AROUSES DOCTORS
Santa Clara Society Acts
THREE PROMINENT MEMBERS
OF THE L.E-IIS LATERE NOW IN
SESSION AT SACRAMENTO.
• Special Dispatch to The Call.
, SACRAMENTO, Jan. 23. —A protest,
bristling with indignation, was filed in
both houses of the Legislature to-day
against Assemblyman McGowan's bill
which aims to repeal certain portions
and amend others ol the existing medi
cal tew. The protest was filed by the
Santa Clara County Medical Society,
the headquarters of which are at San
Jose.. The protest is in the form of a
resolution and is unsparing in its de
nunciation of the purpose of the bill
its the society sees it. The protest in
part is as follows:
A bill has been introduced in th? legislature
rj( California known as Assembly bill No. 2117,
repealing parts of tha present medical law,
af'i stiostitttting Other measures.
The present medical law I* entirely satis
factory to the ohysleians of Santa Clara
County and to the great mass of the medical
prQieMion throughout California
• Assembly bill No. 207> n« ts with the un
qualified cer.rt-mnatlen cf this society and all
r>r»utHhle physicians of Santa Clara County,
and oar re'prfscntatives in the legislature are
Instructed and urged to use every possible en-
Oeavor to defeat the passage of said bill, to
gether with all similar attempts to alter,
■mend or repeal the existing statute.
Among th" many r-as'>ns !cr this action are
"itr l medical lew is in every way ad
equate to th» ne<-ds of th» people of the Str.te
of.California The proposed law, as contained
in Assembly bill No. 2«7.- Is vicious In its
character, in that It seeks to pull down and
destroy the safeguards which the people of
th'« State hav<- the right to expect and de
mand for their well being. \
T'nder the present law every candidate ta
practice medicine, regardless of where ho
graduated, must first undergo a fair examina
tion testing his knowledge before a Ilrense to
practice is given him. With a sham pretense
of local patriotism bill No. 267. while subject
ing graduates cf time-honored medical schools
of the East fe examination, would exempt
• from this ordeal the ignorant output of ques
tionable Callfornian schools. Discredited and
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alkali in it, nothing but
soap. The harm is done by
alkali. Still more harm is
done by not washing. So,
bad soap is better than
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perfectly made; the fat
and alkali not well bal
anced or not combined.
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disgraced before the decent medical fraternity,
the proprietors of these obnoxious institutions
are the very persons behind and pushing As
sembly bill 267.
t'nder the existing statutes of California any
body of five men may unite and incorporate a
medical college and lawfully confer degrees
and issue diplomas. Should said Assembly
bill No. 267 become a law it will encourage
the establishment of new diploma mills under
the guise of "legally chartered medical col
leges," whose output, limited only by the en
terprising and mercenary greed of Its proprie
tors, would receive certificates from a State
board to practice medicine on presentation of
such diplomas, and go forth and overrun the
State, becoming a curse to the communities
in which they may locate and a debasement of
The proposed legislation is also actively ad
vocated by parties who. although holding di
plomas from "legally incorporated m»dlcal
colleges," as termed In said Assembly bill No.
2t'.7, having received an insufficient medical
education therein, have repeatedly failed In
tests of proficiency in examinations before the
Stat?-Foard of Medical Examiners.
The representation on the Board of Exam
iners under the present law Is five regulars,
(allopaths), two homeopaths, two eclectics.
This Is numerically fair and just to all con
cerned. In the fa< c of official figures taken
from the State Register of Physicians and
Surgeons, showing 'hat there have been issued
licences to the number of to regulars. f»1l
to hrmeopaths and (Vis t i e<-iccths. said As
sembly bill N'i. 217. dlsrepardful of the fact
that there are ttfCT time? as many regulars as
of combined and eclectics, who
will undergo examination for licenses, pur
poses to mak» th" Riard of Examiners consist
of three regulars, three homeopaths and three
t'nder th° present law the members of the
of Examiners are chosen by the three
State medical societies, and these men enjoy
the esteem and resn.ct rrf the entire medical
pro'ession. Assembly bill No. 207 puts th"
appointing power of th° members of the board
In th" hands of the Governor, thus bringing
the Issuing of licenses to practice m'dleine
Into the realm of politics with its dubious
treil i>f natronaire
This bill, it is apparent from the fore
going: resolution, means that the three
established schools of medicine are
ready for another clash and it is prob
able that the eclectics and homeo
paths will be heard from in terms
equally strong before the bill comes up
for final action.
INDORSE BUTTER BILL.
j Merchants Commend Act Requiring
Weight Mailed on Packages.
Housewives w4p know just how much
butter they are getting for their money
lif Assembly bill No. 50 psss?s the Leg
j islature. The act provides that all
! packages containing less than six
j pounds and more than one pound and
a half of butter shall be marked ac-
I cording to their exact weight. The bill
was drawn up by S. P. Branstetter
and will be introduced by Senator G.
JU. Lukens of Alameda.
The bill Is indorsed by the following
i merchants and produce dealers:
Brigham, Hoppe & Co.. 303 California street;
i Hllmer & Bredhon". 30 California: John C.
• Ketmers * Co.. 110 californl.-i: J. H. New
' bauer & Co., 107-100-111 Front: Ron reel &
| Davidson. Ift aivl 21. < "all:'"rnia: Dodge,
j Sweeney & Co.. 114 Mark»t: Cressy. Voorhics
1A- Co.. 108 Davis: Wheaton. Pqnd & .Harrold
' (Inc.). ltn-112 Davis: Mnrtinelli &
Croon, 11* Front: Morris Hrrs. A- Co., 206
I Frcnc. Fred B. Kaicht * Co.. 212 Front; Ifar-
I tors Read & Co.. 301 Front: Sherry A- Co.,
ROS Front; Yon Ronn. T>»rebacTr & Co.. 313-315
Fr'.nt: the Portuguese Commission Company,
800-31.1 tlay: Witrel *; Baker. 314-3RT- Bai
\ taryi Marshall * Reimers, 320 Front: Monottl,
I Earlmrr (.- Co.. 231 Davis: Dairymen's Enlon
■«f California. 12."-1 » Davis: Russ, Early &
; Harville, 217 210 Sacramento: H. N. Tllden &
, Co., 211 Sacramento; Getz Bros. A Co.. 123
--! 12f» Davis: Sehulz. Niggl" & Co., 221-223
Front; Hills Bros.. 23-25 California.
FLINT IN SAN DIEGO.
: Senntor-Eleet Is Given Hearty Wel
come by Citizens.
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23.—Senator-elect
j Frank P. Flint was'given a hearty wel
| come on his arrival in San Diego to-
I day. After a lunch at the Hotel Cor-
I cnado Senator Flint was taken for a
I launch ride about the bay. The quar-
I antlne station, Fort Rosecrans and the
government jetty were visited. Later
lln the afternoon Senator Flint was en
| tertained st the home of U. S. Grant
! Jr. To-night Senator Flint was the
I guest of honor at the annual banquet
j of the Chamber of Commerce,
j To-morrow Senator Flint will be
given a public reception at the rooms
of the Union League Club.
All work and no play doesn't appeal
to the theatrical manager.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JANUARY 24. 1905.
SUPPORT OF SOLONS
Cry for Clean Sport
Is Made by Many
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 23.—Ralston's
anti-prize flgfct bill is gaining- support
as the days pass. It is expected that it
will be returned this week by the Sen
ate Committee on Public Morals and
placed on the file for final action by the
upper house. Senator Markey of San
Francisco, when he returned from San
Francisco last evening, said he was
confident that a majority at least o-f
the San Francisco delegation was in
favor of the bill and that ne was posi
tive that Nelson, Keane and French
would join with him in supporting the
"I believe the bill should be passed," i
said Markey, "and forever end the job- '
bing and robbery that has marked the
progress of pugilism in California. 1 do
not believe that an honest prize fight I
has taken place in San Francisco in j
years. There is crooked work in all of i
them and it is an outrage that San I
Francisco should be placed at the dis- 1
posal of these looters."
When the Senate went into session
this morning Senator Ralston filed for
printing in the journal a resolution
adopted by the Pacific Athletic Asso
ciation which strongly commends for '
adoption the anti-prize fight bill. The !
resolution confirms the theory of the ,
author of the bill that under existing I
conditions the so-called amateur box- j
ing contests given monthly in San
Francisco are a disgrace to the State j
and that the professional bouts are
even a greater reflection on the moral
being of California's citizens. In con- j
elusion the resolution asks that the i
members of the Legislature give their
unanimous support to the bill that the j
purpose of legitimate athletic associa- !
tions may be furthered and all classes j
of legitimate sport cleansed of the ele- '
ment that is now disgracing them.
Tontine Policy Concerns Under Fire
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 24.—Until
nearly 1 o'clock this morning the Sen
ate Committee on Retrenchment and
Reform sat behind closed 'doors in a !
room at Sergeant at Arms Martin's
residence listening to testimony in con
section with alleged fraudulent invest- '
ment companies. Two tontine policy
concerns were especially under fire.
A number of witnesses had been sub
•penaed from San Francisco. It was |
found when the tontine men arrived
that they had not brought their firm
hooks, though an order had issued for
then to do so. They were questioned ;
at great length by various members of
The hearing was continued and the
agents of the companies whose affairs I
were inquired into were Instructed to I
have the desired books here when the !
NEW YORK. Jan. 24.—A critical
surgical operation has been performed
on Thomas A. Edison at his home
near Orange, N. J. Great secrecy
was maintained by the family in re
gard to the affair, and few details
could be obtained.
The operation was for a mastoid ab
scess behind the ear and very close to
As is generally known the inventor
has been deaf for many years and the
affliction has been growing worse. He
has been suffering considerably for
about a week and the matter of an
operation was broached several days
ago, but there was strong hope that it
might be avoided.
it develop* d, however, that while Mr.
Edison was better in many particulars,
the growth was not yielding to treat
ment, and th? conclusion was reached
that the operation would have to be
performed at once. It was begun late
last night and was not finished until
an early hour this morning, having oc
cupied more than two hours.
Mr. Edison, who is 57 years old, re
mained up and about until a few hours
before Ihe operation began.
Italy Honors Whitelaw Reid.
ROME. Jan. 23.—King Victor Em
manuel to-day signed a decree confer
ring the Grajjd Cordon of the Crown
of Italy on Whitelaw Reid of New
No Profit in Freaks.
It is announced by the new hippo
drome management that "freaks" will
not be hired and that the public no
longer cares to see human abnormali
tier and deformities. The ossified
man, the bearded woman, the four
legged boy and the original rubber
neck can no longer make large in
comes by exhibiting themselves to a
curious public There was a time
when a good freak would receive $125
or $150 a week for sitting on a plat
form. The proprietors of the hippo
drome and other large shows presum
ably do not exclude freaks for any
other motive but that their exhibition
is not profitable. It has been proved
by the experiments of the last two
years at Coney Island that the more
respectable an entertainment and the
more it appeals to the average well
conducted American household the
more profitable it is.
It is a good sign of public develop
ment. —New York World.
AUDITING CLERKS' BALL.—The clerks of
the ticket auditor's department of the Southern
Pacific Company have issued Invitations for
their second annual ball, to he given on the
evening Of February 2 at Golden Gate Hall.
OF SCHOOL FUNDS
IS ASKED BY KEANE
$600,000 Is Wanted
From - State for
Social Dispatch to The Call.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 23.—Senator
Keane of San Francisco presented two
bills thi3 morning that will center the
interest of the members of the School I
Department of San Francisco until i
tmal action upon them has been taken. ;
The bills call fur the apportionment of ,
State funds tor the public schools of j
San Francisco on a basis of $55u for
each teacher per annum. Whili- the ;
total amount each an allowance would
net San Francisco is not set forth in
the bill, it is said that it will foot up i
to something like $t>oo,ooo.
Senator Keane said that he had in- I
tioductd the bills after consultation
with Stiite Superintendent of Schools
Kirk and Pie-sidenU Roncovieri of the
Beard of Education of San Francisco
and they ait- the result of.measures* 1
heretofore introdu- d establishing a
baste of $T fji each census school child
reading: in particular districts.
fh< bill intiouacvd uy hoggins au
thorizing th-- Federal Government to
lower the witter levels of Little Klam
ath, Tult, Goose and Clear lakes, situ
ated in Siskiyou and Modoc counties,
also ceding to the United States all !
title and interest the State may have 1
to any land;; uncovered by the lowering j
of the water levels, precipitated a de- |
bate In the Senate this morning.
Curtin. to whom the words "cede" j
and "re-cede" are always signals of the
gravest danger, wanted to know why
the State should cede the land uncov
ered by the lowering of the levels of |
the lakes to the Federal Government.
Rowell pointed out that as a matter
of fact the State would do nothing of
the kind, because the State could not 1
give the Government something it al- j
ready owned and it was admitted that
title to th<- beds of such bodies of
water is already vested in the United
States. Furthermore, Rowell said, the j
State could well afford to give up what
is n«v, useless in order that It might
li ■ enriched by the future operations
of the Government. After this discus
sion the bill was passed for the day,
retaining its position on the file.
Curtin is th-" leader of the opponents
of the bill to re-cede the Yosemite Val
ley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove :
and he is keeping a watchful eye on j
al! "cede" and "re-cede" abills.
Senator Woodward's bill amending '■
the banking laws so as to permit of j
the establishment of savings banks in !
cities of less than 1000 inhabitants with
a capital stock of $10,000 was finally
passed by the Senate.
The bill appropriating $70,000 for the
maintenance of a State exhibit at the
Lewis and Clark Exposition at Port
land was also finally passed by the
upper House and sent to the Assembly
for its action.
Senator Selvage presented a proposed
constitutional amendment fixing ses
sions of the Legislature at eighty days,
the compensation of members thereof
at $10 a day and limiting the patronage
to $500 a day for each House.
A resolution adopted by the Mer-.
chants' and Producers' Association of
San Francisco commending the Yosem
ite and Mariposa Big Tree Grove re
cession bill and asking that the same
be passed was ordered filed'and printed
in the journal.
A resolution from the California
Woman's Club asking that the Legisla
ture enact a law placing the entire
burden of the maintenance of proba
tion officers throughout the State on
the various countries in which such
probation officers are located was also
ordered printed in the journal.
Bigger salaries for State officers are
provided for in bills introduced in both
houses to-day. The schedule is as fol
lows: Supreme Justices, from $6000 to
$8000; Governor, from $6000 to $10,000;
Attorney General, from $3000 to $6000;
Secretary cf State, Controller, Treas
urer and Surveyor General, from $3000
A proposed constitutional amendment
Introduced by Selvage provides that It
shall be the duty of the Lieutenant
Governor during adjournments of the
Legislature to travel over the State
and examine into the various institu
tions and the manner in which appro
priations allowed them are expended.
The Lieutenant Governor will be al
lowed mileage for his work in event the
proposed amendment carries.
The Senate Committee on Federal Re
lations reported favorably to-day on
Sanford's proposed constitutional
amendment granting the people the
right of initiative in the selectfbn of
men to represent California in the
United States Senate.
Franchises for Electric Roads.
SAN JOSE, Jan. 23.—A* majority of
the members of the City Council to
day voted in favor of the franchise
for a single track electric line running
over San Fernando, Thirteenth,
Carlos and Market streets to the San
Jose and Los Gatos Interurban Rail
way Company. The Board of Super
visors to-day granted twelve connect
ing franchises throughout the coun
ty to the Parkinson-Santa Clara In
Record Cargo on Minnesota.
SEATTLE. Jan. 23.—With 25.000
tons of freight, the largest crtrgo ever
carried by a ship, and 141 passengers,
the Great Northern Steamship Com
pany's new Oriental liner Minnesota
cleared from her berth at this port at
4:30 this afternoon and started on her
initial trip to Manila and Oriental
New Minister to Denmark.
I GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., Jan. 23.—
IT. J. O'Brien, an attorney of this city,
has accepted an offer made by Pres
ident Roosevelt to appoint him Min
ister to Denmark. It is expected the
appointment will be made in March.
CLEVELAND. Ohio. Jan. 23 —Plant No I,
covering three acres of ground, of the Cleve
land Dryer Work*, a branch of the American
Agricultural Chemical Company, was destroyed
wv fh-c to-night. Loss. SIOO.COO.
THAT THEIR CLERKS
HAVE BEEN LOAFING
Failure of Attaches
to File Documents
Cause of Row.
Special Dispatch to The Call —
SACRAMENTO," Jan. 23.—When the
Assembly reached the third reading 1 of
bilis this mornin_ there were no bill
files before the members for consulta- ;
tion. The bills had come from IJie j
printer, but they had not been filed. I
Stanton asked that under the circum
stances the third reading be post- j
poned. This was ordered and an or- j
der was also issued to the sergeant at
arms that he put every unattached ,
employe that he could find at the i
work of tiling the bills that the mem- J
bf.rs might not fail to have them on
their desks in future when sessions •
opened. If there is another such ora- j
mission there will be trouble for the j
When the second reading of bills
was called Atkinson moved that that
ulso go over. "Without the files in .
front of us," he said, "we cannot know
jtst what every bill is and if we have
any objection to make we must make |
them on second reading."
Atkinson's motion did not prevail
and the second reading was taken up.
The Assembly is well into the work of
passing bills now and many are on the
third and second reading files.
O'Brien'of Sacramento, whose reso
lution to appoint arfassistant to the
bookkeeper of the sergeant at arms
had been reported favorably, asked
permission to withdraw the resolution.
The present temper of the House will
not permit of the making of any more
McCartney as chairman of the Rules
i'nd Regulations Committee, submitted
a proposition that during this week,
cxc epting to-day and Saturday, the As
sembly hold afternoon sessions to take
up the special reading file of bills. TWe
members adopted it.
Speaker Prescott announced Devlin
and Drew as additional members of
the Judiciary Committee.
An adjournment was taken until 10
o'clock to-morrow morning.
A bill providing for the erection and
maintenance of a State hospital for
lepers was introduced in the Assembly
to-day by McCartney. Nearly all the
lepeM in California are confined at the
Twenty sixth-street Hospital in San
Francisco, and their care has "Been a
problem to that city.
Walsh presented a measure provid
ing for an appropriation of $25,000 to
maintain , a school of forestry at the
Anthony introduced a bill aimed to
make the recall law applicable to the
entire State. The recall is a method
of removing officials by popular vote.
The Judiciary Committee decided **>-
day to report favorably the bill refund
ing to those who paid them without
protest the taxes levied to build a new
hospital and new schools in San Fran
cisco under a provision afterward de
clared illegal by the court. City At
torney Long of San Francisco advo
cated the relief bill before the commit
tee. Those who paid the tax under
protest recovered their money in court.
Consternation struck a majority of
the Assemblymen to-night when it was
announced that the controller had
made the discovery that the last batch
of attaches certified as having been ap
pointed by a three-fifths vote of the
lower house had not received this num
ber and hence their appointment would
not stand. To-morrow the resolution
will again be brought up, but it is be
lieved that the opposition will muster
sufficient strength to finally defeat it, .
LA FOLLETTE CHOSEN
SENATOR IN WISCONSIN
Governor of the Slate Selected to
Take the Place of
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 23.—Governor
Robert M. La Follette was to-night, in
the Republican caucus, named for
United States Senator to succeed Jo
seph V. yuarles. The Governor re- 1
ceived 65 votes out of 107 on the in
formal ballot, which upon motion was
made formal. Upon a motion to make
the nomination unanimous a few mem
bers rose to their feet and voted
Senator Quarles received 26 votes, the
other 16 being divided between three
System for Selling Cigarettes.
Systems have been devised by which,
with the aid of a single clerk, a more
minute and accurate record can be kept
of a great business house than -could
be kept by a large force of accountants.
A good example of a perfect system is
the one used by a firm of cigarette
makers who have a private trade, for
they make their goods to order for in
dividual customers. The characteristic
feature of their business is that they
mix the tobacco to suit each individual
customer's taste. They must have dl- j
rect communication with their patrons
and these patrons' buy as few as 500
cigarettes at a time. To get their trade
is easy; to hold it is more difficult. On
their flies they carry a memoranda of
th j tastes of perhaps 2000 smokers and
the formula of the mixture which suits
every one best, together with a 'esign
of his crest or monogram, which he
desires stamped on his wrappers. Every
customer's daily consumption is noted
and by the automatic operation of their
system his name comes to the front
a week before he may be reasonably
expected to have exhausted his last or- j
dpr. So nicely has this system been
adjusted that recently, during a spell
of extremely humid weather, when or- j
dors could not be filled, every customer j
found his wants supplied, during this
pfriod of waiting, from a stock kept
on hand for the purpose.—World's
Traced by the impression of his teeth
left in a half-eaten apple in a house at
Raple Switzerland, a burarlar confessed
to breaking into the building.
PRAGERB ► ,
'■f*'. A . . .1
There Will Be
Don't Miss It.
Pure Food [aEC" We a have
o s ::i snraf o 0*
February (17 AY3 Suable |°" the
IS BROUGHT TO A CLOSE
Meeting Was One of the Most Success
ful Held in th e History of the
The Bricklayers' and Masons' Inter
national Convention was brought to a
successful close early this morning. It
was one of the most important meet
ings ever held by the organization, and
many important matters pertaining to
the interest of the craft were settled.
The delegates worked until an early
hour this morning to end their work,
so that they might start on their jour
ney home to-day.
The contest made by the New York
Union to have fire proof work done
exclusively by mason contractors was
defeated by the convention. The exist
ing law of the International Union
which gives the right to any firm, cor
poration or manufacturer in any lo
cality within the jurisdiction of the
International Union provided such firm,
corporation or manufacturer complied
with the requirements of the Interna
tional Union, was upheld.
The convention voted to present a
testimonial of $500 to Edward A. Mof
fett in recognition for his services as
editor of the official journal for the
last six years. It was decided to
change the place of publishing the
journal from New York to Indianapolis.
The body adopted the resolution ot
Delegate Routt, of Nebraska expressing
sympathy with the working classes of
Russia in reference to the deplorable
conditions that now exist.
A testimonial in the shape of a ban
ner mounted on a bicycle wagon was
given to the local union, by the Inter
national Union, In recognition of the
royal manner the local bricklayers have
entertained the delegates since they
have come to this city.
American a Turkish Vice Admiral.
Captain R. D. Buckman, widely
known In marine circles along the At
lantic cdast, has been appointed a vice
admiral of the Turkish navy at a sal
ary of $10,000 a year. He took the new
Turkish cruiser Mejidia from Hampton
Roads to Constantinople last year, hav
ing been selected for that task by the
Cramp Shipbuilding Company. It will
he remembered that the cruiser did not
leave American waters until the ship
building company had been paid in full.
The young American has been given
free hand* to work what reforms he
thinks necessary to the Sultan's navy.
This store is known as San Francisco's permanent,
exposition of rare and beautiful examples of the weaver's
art*. You will find every worthy make represented.
Beautiful designs, soft, in color, luxurious to the tread.
Best* of all, you will find them clothed in a price garb of
the common variety. •»
Tapestry Brussels —An excellent Tiber Carpet—The latest in the
grade: in floral and Orien- f!Rr> market. Suitable for bedroom,
tal designs. Per yard.. WW living-room or dining-room. Some
Axminsters—Fine deep pile, closely exceptionally choice de- Aftr
woven. Oriental and floral de- signs. Per yard m^rw
signs. Per yard —No carpet made can equal
this beautiful weave for Its soft
Linoleum—Made of the best pulver- blending- of color. We show a
ized cork and linseed oil. Patterns choice line of Oriental and flo
that will stand the test CTp ral designs. Per yard.. QSr>
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lias siond th
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guide to the value to be found here.
57.50 Tapestry Couch Cover—6o inches wide. 3 yards long; g I
reversible. A large variety of colorings. Each «J»- t tef_FVF
$10.50 Mercerised Armare Tapestry—Extra heavy fringe top gi(\ *>5s
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52.25 Arabian Lace Curtains—so Inches wide. ? yards long. <£| OR
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245-259 GEARY S¥> OH THE SQUARE
MIXES ACID WITH HIS BEER
AND DRINKS FATAL DRAUGHT
Robert Fabig, an Aged Baker, Com
mits Suicide in Resort at
Robert Fabig, a baker, 55 years of
age, and supposed to have lived at 625
Clay street, committed suicide last
night in front of a saloon at Forty
eighth and Cliff avenues by drinking
! carbolic acid. Fabig had long been
! despondent. Yesterday afternoon he
I visited several resorts at the beach. He
i finally came to the saloon conducted by
jH. L. Schmidt and called for a glass of
I beer. ,When he received the beverage
|he walked to the veranda and seated
j himself at a table for the purpose of
I drinking it. Without attracting any
| attention he then poured the contents
!of a one-ounce bottle of acid in the
I beer and gulped the liquid down. His
i cries attracted several patrons of the
J place and he was carried inside, writh
| ing in pain. Before medical attendance
j could be had he was dead and his body
■ was taken to the Morgue.
TO LIVE IN MONUMENTS
A movement is on foot among Amer
ican citizens in Paris to raise a sub
scription fund for the purchase of a
mansion in that city to be presented to
the United States Government aa a
home for the American embassy. It
would be a handsome monument to the
patriotic loyalty of the American col
ony, but it is a matter of regret that
this Government has permitted the op
portunity for such a movement to ex
ist. Better far that some of the public
building schemes in this country be
allowed to wait for a while and that
the Government should have in each of
the leading capitals flt» homes for its
Embassadors and their families. It
should not be necessary for the repre
sentative of this Government to any
one of the Important courts of Europe
to be able to ppend more than his sal
ary each year for the single item of
house rent, so that the first requisite
to be considered in the selection of
such representtaive must be his finan
cial resources. There should be in each
capital an American embassy of a
style befitting the country It represents
and when the movement starts in the
direction of this object it ought to re
ceive indorsement of Americans at
home as well as abroad.—Haverhill
MADRID. Jan. 2rt.—There is no truth in the
report cabled to a news agency In the Unite.)
States that thirty-two persons perished in a
fire of incendiary origin at Cetina, near Sara
gossa, on Friday.