New Case of Bubonic Plague.
—The second case of plague reported to have developed within two months in Alameda county, has been reported and diagnosed, and the diagnosis has been confirmed by Surgeon Rupert Blue. The patient was a boy who is said to have caught, played with, and ate ground squirrels, which are known to be carriers of the plague. The patient died. The first of the patients from Alameda county died in the County Hospital, August 19.
—Dr. Charles B. Pinkham has been appointed chief surgeon of the Central Emergency Hospital, San Francisco, vice Dr. Wallace I. Terry, resigned.—Dr. Louis A. Frary has been appointed second assistant physician of the Napa State Hospital, vice Dr. Leonard M. Pulsifer, resigned, and Dr. J. Rodgers, Alameda, has been appointed third assistant physician.—Dr. Frederick W. Reynolds has succeeded Dr. William A. Weldon as surgeon of the Southern Pacific Railroad