—The Good Samaritan Hospital of San Francisco has been incorporated with a capital stock of $100,000.
—Dr. Hiram N. Rucker, Merced, has been appointed superintendent of the Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home, at Decoto, and assumed charge November 1.
Decision in Re Osteopaths.
—The secretary of the State Board of Health states that an osteopath can not sign a death certificate and gives as his authority Attorney-General Webb, who cited with his approval the decision of former Attorney-General Tirey L. Ford, who said:I conclude that an osteopathist is not a physician within the meaning of Section 3084 of the Political Code, or the municipal corporation act, so called, hereinabove referred to, and that he can not, therefore, sign a death certificate as a physician as the word is used in the statutes.
Board Awarded Medal.—The State Board of Health has been awarded a gold