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Alameda County Tax Asso
ciation Suggests That Dis
trict Attorney Exer
One Official Autopsy Physi-i
cian, Says Report, Should
OAKLAND. March 11.—In a report
filed today the Aiameda County Tax
association recommends the abolish
ment of the coroner's office in Alameda
county and eugge?is that it be here
after amalgamated with the district
attorney's office. Under this plan the
coroner would be appointed by the
district attorney instead of obtaining
bia place by election as at present.
A number of other changes are
recommended. Among: them are:
That an eutoosy physician be em
ployed by the county and appointed
by the coroner at a salary not to ex
■ eed Sl.SOfi a year. In 1912, according ,
to t'.ie report, the co*( was 53,650.
'■'.lepsies at $15 fa-. i; being , performed
by outside physicians.
SALAAT Cl'T PROPOSED
That (He s-sJary of the stenographer
who takes the Inquest records be cut
from the present $2,400 a year to
l!,S**i and that k« )<e denied the 15
<-i*nt« per folio new c I lowed for extra
That th* autopsy physician shall
perform a"! inspections on bodies ex
ept where the cases are more than 25
miles away. In the past, inspections
have been made by outside phyaiciana
at $5 each, and the total for 1912 was
These rhang-eg are not only recom
mended, bur are to be brought to the.
attention of legislators. A large part
6f the report is made in the form of
an amendment to section 423 L' of the
The report ha* been made following:
an exhaustive investigation into the!
i oroner's office by the tax association, i
similar to the one made in other j
county offices. It is said that about i
M,#fV a year could b* saved and that
thla -would be 24 per cent of the pres
**\* FRA.VC I SCO SYSTEM
• recommendations are based part
ly on the system in vogue In San Fran
i ;s>o. The tax association reports that
•i« oat nt operating: the coroner's
r.fflre across the bay In the fiscal year
of I<>n-1912 was 46 per cent of the |
. ost ef maintaining it in Alameda coun
ty. The statement la made that San
Francisco handled 1.65P ca«ep, as
againet 477 here, and that the cost
mere was $15.31 per case fee against
$33.43 here. The total output in this
ounty was $15,948.93.
The Alameda County Tax association
•as been in existence for two years,
making Investigations on which it
hopes U< bag? a move for a county I
charter. One of the most important j
movpe to this end will be a meeting i
' ' \ - loint executive and charter com
mitflea in the Chamber of Commerce
f'Uiluing , tomorrow night. At t!:at time
th« first atvpa will be taken toward I
:aising the S•"o.o(>*< which is needed !
to carry on the campaign. The money
is io be raised by dollar subscriptions
and will b« used to employ the most
»t:pert adv:ce on municipal problems in
A Tentative plan will be formulated
tomorrow r.igrhf. which later will be
submitted tn ctaba about the bay cities,
strong them many women's organiza-
A tnasa meeting of these bodies
eld March 19.
§7.00. *7.00, »7.00
• at Osgood's, Oakland—l
Uomaa I osm field—The sum of $190
muter a mattuess, -was
str>l»n yesterday from the room of Mrs.
A. 01 me, 1148 Montgomery street.
History Was Made Last Sunday
at the Oakland Orpheum
Years from now seme of us will say with pride :
"I saw the very first exhibition of Edison's talking motion
pictures that occurred in the West. They were shown at
the Oakland Orpheum in March, 1913, and I was among
That will be well worth saying.
What if you could say now that you saw tbe first exhibition
of the telephone, or saw the first wireless telegram ever
sent, or saw the first motion picture ever put on a screen?
It would be like taking part in history, wouldn't it?
Well, that's the way thousands and thousands of people
seem to feel about Edison's Talking Motion Pictures that
are being shown on the Kinetophone this week at the Oak
Edison's pictures TALK.
They make history.
It is the first time in the history of the world that pictures
The "wizard" Edison has again achieved a miracle.
In his Talking Pictures at the Orpheum one sees and hears
dogs bark; one sees and hears an orator speak; one sees and
hears a minstrel show in operation; one sees and hears a
violin, piano, horn and whistle played, and the illusion is
The Orpheum management takes pride in being able to join
in the making of history by presenting for the first time in
the West, Edison's latest and greatest invention—the Talk
ing Motion Pictures on the Kinetophone.
Scientists, musicians, students—all the public of Oakland
and Berkeley and Alameda—all are invited to witness this
crowning triumph of the great American inventor—the
"wizard," Edison, at the Oakland Orpheum.
The Talking Pictures are shown in addition to the usual
superb Orpheum vaudeville.
S EDISON'S SIS PICTURES!
AUTO POLO TO BE PLAYED AT BLOSSOM FETE
Exciting and Dangerous Contests Billed tor Hayward Carnival
Teams of auto-poloists in practice for sports at Hayrvard blossom festival.
COMMITTEES OF KNIGHTS
TEMPLAR CONCLAVE NAMED
Meeting to Be Held in Oak
land in April Will Be
OAKLAND. March 11.—The members
of the committees of the Knights
Templar conclave to be held in Oak
land in April were announced today.
They are as follows:
Bands—H. I*. Cariten and Paul Steindorff.
Entertainment —R. B. Usylnrd.
Finance —Constant Meeee, P. M. Wuilleoiin and
C. I. Heeseraan.
(ienprtl—P. K. Mott end H. S. AndersoD.
Grandstand —H. B. HeudM-son, George H.
Smith «Dd Charl»a F. Ott.
Halls—X. U. KTans.
Hotels—M. E. Oaine*.
llhiminitlon—W. H. Gohlck. Sliwwood Groter
and F. A. Jr.
I.adlee —Mrs. R. K. TiMaie.
J-egal—H. li. Bre<-d, F. B. Ogdea and R. S.
Medical —Dr. J. Hamilton Tndd. Dr. \i. L.
Kmersoo. Dr. H. 8. Butcau and I>r. R. T. Tls
Parade— F. H. Hers»T,
Printing—CharlMi I*. MrLafferty. T. I. Miller
anil .Tair.es T Golton.
Publicity—F. E. Cornieb. l>. K. I'frkine an«l
E A. Forsterer.
Reception—Elmer Johnson, H. L. Breed ami
Registratiou—William Nelle and Otto FuK- j
Transportation—Ha rr.T I- Boyle. J. J. Werner.
I/. Richardson, W. B. Towneend, I* W. Potter,
W. W. Kith and J. S. Mills.
The officers follow:
R. VT. -Meek, grand commander Kn!ifht« Tpm- j
plar of the ftate of California: Francit. 11. K.
rri)onn#lt con.mander Oakland foosmaadfry No.
11 Kn'jcnts Templar: B. K. Cotter, recerder
Oekland ."ommandery No. 11, Knigiits Templar.
an<l P. M. Wullifinin, general MOmtMtJ Knights
CAT HOSPITALS ISOLATED
Turner Ordlimnor to Bar Intrtit iitiunii
Within SO© Feet of Residence*
OAKLAND, March 11. —F. C. Turner,
commissioner of public health and
safety, introduced an ordinance in the
city council today supplementing" a
measure recently adopted. It provides
that animal hospitals and similar insti
tutions must be 300 feet from a r«*ir
den* t, The proposed ordinance makes
It a misdemeanor to establish within
the zone any institution where cats.
<iog-s or other animals are destroyed,
<>r where these and similar animals are
given refuge. The ordinance was in
troduced upon request of the protest
ants against the establishing , of an ani
mals' home by the Society for the Pre
vention of Cruelty to Animals.
THE SAN FKAxNOiisCU CALL, WEDNESDAY," MARCH 12, 1913.
Experts Who Are to Appear Have Been Prac
ticing at Grounds for Several Days
HAYWARD. March 11.—Auto polo,
exciting , and dangerous sport, will be
seen for the first time in this part of
the country at the blossom festival,
Man h 31 tq^-! , .
Players who are to appear have been
practicing at the local grounds for
several days, and of
intense excitement are promieed the
Auto polo was devised in Wichita,
Kan., not more than a year ago, and
has since swept into threat fftvor in
the large eastern centers. It was
played first in Kansas City, Mo., and
proved a l>Ugh suiecess, answering the
need of sport lovers for something new
in thrill?. It was ynen introduced in
New York and later in Chicago.
NO CLEW TO HOME BOMB
Police Fat! to Find Evidence of Rxplfr-
rlob ill McDrrmott Residence
OAKLAND, March 11.—James McDer
mott called on Captain of Inspectors
Agnew today to give him vague infor
mation of an explosion in his home at
ST.' Fiftieth avenue. His young son,
who was alone, in the house, had told
him of the concussion. Inspectors Mc-
Sorley and Kmig-h were detailed on the
vase, but could nnd no trar-c of the ex
plosion. Fuses 5 , cut into short lengths,
were found in the basement of the Mc-
Dermott home, but they had never been
tised/ The detectives learned that boys
in the neighborhood had hidden the
fuse in the basement.
BIG DEAL CONSUMMATED
San 1 rnni'ivo Capitalist l»n>« $100,000
for Berkeley Apartment
BKPvKEI.EY, Mar-h 11.— W. T. Such
of this cit<- lias sold the Oxford apart
ments building, at Oxford street and
Allston way, to If. Levinson, a San
Francisco capitalist. The price is said
to have been $100,000. partly paid by
exchange of farming , land la the Oak
dale irrigation district.
COME AND LISTEN
TO A DEMONSTRATION
Telephone Herald System
When in commercial operation, we will deliver to
you in your home, office or place of business instantan
eously the general news topics of the day, local and
foreign, in condensed bulletins, as well as entertaining
you with opera, vaudeville, vocal and instrumental
music, by direct wire, for 5c a day.
Remember, what you hear during a demonstration
is heralded by local talent, and only to give the public
an idea of how distinctly we deliver our service.
H. C. CAPWEII CO.'S STORE
Daily except Sundays, 9:30 a. m. to 4:30 p. m.
Every Saturday Evening, 7 to 10.
Private demonstration at our office.
We will install this service in your home,
office or place of business for 5c a day.
Come and listen to a demonstration.
Pacific Telephone Herald Co.
303-304-305 Union Savings Bank Bldg.
The game Is a regulation polo con
test in which high speed automobiles
are used in place of ponies. It com
bines the pleasure of a contest ■with
the danger to Jife and limb that al
ways attaches to the racingr of auto
One man remains at the wheel of the
machine, while his team partner stands
on the running board and drives the
ball about the field with a long , handled
Many accidents have been recorded
in the short history of the game, but
nearly all of those involved in the
smashes have escaped serious Injury.
Some of the best players in the
country wiil be seen here during the
VACCINATION MATTER UP
Berkeley Conncil to Coa*ld«r Subject
BERKKL.EY, March 11.—The city
council this morning decided to hear in
I special session Friday afternoon the
i petition of the California antl-compul-
I sory vaccination league, for a recon
istitution o fthe board of health, to in
| elude medical of all schools. "I
■ wish to express my sympathy with the
i petition to have the various schools of
i medicine represented," said Mayor
ADVERTISING MEN MEET
j Aesocintion Inaugurate* Second Year
mad i :!fii<i \m Officer*
OAKLAND. March 11.—The Oakland
Advertising association met at the
Hotel Oakland today, inaugurating ita
second year. W. W. Crlbbins, retiring
president, was made, honorary past
president, and the following officers
were selected: President, Fred L- Hall;
first vice, president, J*. A. IJearln; sec
ond vice president, M. J. Schoenfeld;
secretary, W. V. D. Brown; treasurer,
Or. W. Finch.
WEDDING IS KEPT
MUM SIX MONTHS
Oakland Dancer Conceals
Marriage to Telephone
OAKLAND, March 11.—A woman
may not be able to keep a secret, but
Miss Rosemarie Zilz, a pretty dancer,
made a fairly good attempt at it when
she hid for six months her marriage
to Thomas Bolton, associated with the
Pacific Telephone arul Telegraph com
pany in this city.
The couple eloped from here six
months ago and went to St. Helena,
where they were married. They re
turned to this city, the new Mrs. Bol
ton going: about her professional en
gagements and Bolton cheerfully pos
ing- as a bachelor.
The fact that they had been married
came to the notice of Mrs. E. Randall,
a sister. 1530 Harrison street, by means
which she will not divulge. The bride
is now sick at Fabiola hospital, but
her condition is not considered serious.
The couple met at an affair given
by Mrs. Randall at her home, which
was then at Piedmont. Mrs. Randall
introduced them and had no objection
to the marriage, though she intimated
r 3 _
Go oiit today or tomorrow and spend a half hour, sizing up the district in which thia
subdivsion is located.
Don't wait until the end of the week waen several hundred prospective buyers hare
taken their pick of the lots. There are not a great maay sites for sale, and it is only nat
ural the best will go first.
Study the property from any standpoint
—LOCATION AND SURROUNDING
—PRICE AND TERMS.
We know you will agree that direct 35-minute Key Route service to San Francisco with
out extra carfare or walk, with local trolley tines every few minutes and the S. P. Electric
and Santa Fe within a block or two—provide for one of the most important considerations,
that of frequent transportation.
Vista Del Mar has both marine and hill view—it is really the approach to the North
At $25 per foot this property is easily within the reach of the
average buyer. A 40-foot lot, 100 feet in depth, can be had for
$1000 on terms of $100 cash and $10 monthly. There are other lots
We feel safe in expecting a heavy sale t with price, terms, locations and adrantiges as
appealing as they are.
But don't let the price lead you to expect a "cheap" property. Vista Bel Mar is re
stricted and protected by the Syndicate in a manner to thoroughly safeguard investors
against depreciation in value from undesirable buildings or alien neighbors.
We are glad to place automobiles at your service and a 'phone request will send one
to your door.
r— OR. 1
Transfer from any car line to University Aye.. Berkeley, and get off at Sacramento
Street. The property is two blocks north. If you live across the bay, take the Sacra
mento Street or Northbrae Key Route direct to Virginia Street Station.
(444 TT^MW^STT , TELEPHCME
OAKLAHD. jj j l] [sQ j 4027
PARDEE TIRED OF
Wait Until Antioch Line
Does Something for Oak
land Is Plea
"Railways Making Whist
ling Posts of Our Town
and We Yell for Them"
OAKLAND, March 11.—Former Gov
ernor Pardee wants to wait a while
before extending the glad hand to the
Oakland and Antloch railway.
"Let's see what this line proposes
to do for -Oakland before we start
boosting too strongly," said Dr. Pardee
at a meeting of the directors* of the
Chamber of Commerce today. "It
strikes me it is about time for us to
quit talking for the railroads and mak
ing such a fuss over them until we
find out what they Intend to do for
"They make Oakland a flag station
and" treat us with arrogance. It is
about time our attitude to such public
service corporations Is changed."
Dr. Pardee's opinion was announced
just after the receipt of a letter from
Georgre T. Crompton, of the committee
of Contra Costa boosters for the new
line, had been receiver!. Crompton
suggested that the Chamber of Com
merce take active steps to co-optrate.
"Where does this excuraion ter
minate, whfeh the Contra Costa people
are going , to run over the new line?"
inquired Dr. Pardee. He was Informed
that the excursionists would yo
straight to Kan Francisco.
"Very well, then," said Dr. Pardee.
"They axe simply going to attract
business and excursionists into San
Fitancisco. Still they expect us to
howl "Boost. , Here is this new line
with a station on the outskirts of the
town. They say they haven'e a
franchise to bring their lines down
town. They could get one by applying
forit. But, no, they have an involved
switching arrangements with the Key
Route system and after an hour or so,
they might land somebody ac the Key
Route Inn. It ia doing ue no good and
I am sick of the whole business."
Secretary Denison though', it might
b? veil to have a on the
job when the excursion comes through I
and a big committee on arranKem«nts
was appointed, Dr. Pardee being in
that she "would not have objected to
being taken into their confidence."
Bolton moves in society and ia a
musician of local note.
The bride is well connected in Paris.
She is the daughter of Mme. Clara
Zilz, who has lived a. great deal In
China, and who was known &a the
"Princess of Shanghai." Her brother
is a financial broker of Paris and her
sister Is Mrs. C. TV. Mead, a noted
beauty, whose husband is president
of the Hongkong-Canton railroad com
pany. Another sister, Mme. Gugat, Js
the wife of an officer In the French
Lenten Sernion on SoHallmn — Father
Robert F. Sesnon of Mill Valley will
delJv«r the Lonten sermon tonight at
St. Monica'a church. Twenty-fifth ave
nue neer California street. His topic
will be "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing:—
a Treatment of Socialism From Its
Moral and Religious Point of View."
THIS UMPIRE SAFE
FROM WILD FANS
Rattle of Base Hits Will Not
Disturb Albert H. Moore. Sen- |
tenced to San Quentin Prison
OAKLAND, March 11—The rattle of
base hits will not Interest Albert IT.
Meore thie summer, his plane te be aa
umpire miscarrying today, when Judge
Ponahu* sentenced him to a year*
terms at Ban Quentin prison. Moore
was charged with passing a worthless
check for $22.75.
Hβ Is an old time baseball player
and several fane who remembered him
In his palmy day came to his aid, offer
ing , to make good for him and to find
him a place as an umpire.
Spending his youth on the streets of
New York and much of his time Inre
formatorles or prisons, Frank Laaalle.
21 years of age, was given a three year
term at Folsom penitentiary by Judge
Donahue for burglary.
Steamer Fort Brags; I.lbpled—Georc
K. Billing*, owner of the barkentine
James Tuft, filed a libel .against the
steamer Fort Bragg to recover |6.s<H>
damages yesterday in the United States
district court. The barkentlne was
damaged in a collision with the Fort
Bragg: March 5.
And KcMng Sores. Started with
Pimples. Dreaded to Put Hand
in Water. Scratched Until Blood
Game. Cured in a Month by Cu
ticura Soap and Ointment.
R. ¥. D. Wo. 3. No. Ory*tai Lake. 11l
M T TmA a meet yafctful itettn* rifjfa* hand
finanCtoatfeumbtotfee wrtot. I* waa covered
deep omcka and lteh
tnf seraa. It narted wiui
anon white pimple* that
Mebaal tawtbty and when I
•cnktcoeni them would orwn
mad a wa*er-lik«ttu3 would
c«M out. Scab* would
tea to my annojraiw*. and
fifea? would tkan come off
aod leave tJfce kaad red and
rerjr aara. I dreaded to put my hand in
water avit wooSd taut awfafly. I aocneiixnes
wooM atjuftoh tmCfl blood came and than
Uμ* borotmg pain was enough to set & person
eraay. I ira 9 ashamed to let anybody see
my band for Ms looked awfully. How I auf
flend neve oma tra&gioe. I would wake up
nlgteta from pain cauaed by aeratchinf. I
kad Ift for two yean. It saaaatimes would
beal and break oat «fata.
•*I triad aalr* but that oni y made
ft wane. I aeed dtOara* salvos but noma
dMtmm; good until X used Outfnrra Soap
and Oiotmaae. Now I here no mare tronble
and the* la o«t a acar to be seen. In a
month my kaed was cured by Cuticura Snap
aad Ointaaant. ' (Signed) Mrs. Theo Frei
burger, May 38. 1913.
Cuttcura Soapafic and Cuticura Ointment
60e. are sold evnrywbere. Liberal sample of
each.mailed free, will* 33-p. 91dn Book. -\ i
dr—pot card" CuticMa, Pep*. T.Boston."
W Tender-faced men ahouid use Cuticum
So** eeavlu; Sttefc. 06c Sample tree.