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Lock Tender Hears Cries for
Help; Several Known to
Have Drowned
One Boat Found Hanging Upside
Down From Top of Dam;
Another Far Below
PEORIA, 111., Nov. 14.—Two gasoline
launches bound from Chicago to St.
Louis plunged over the government
dam at La Grange, 111., 90 miles south
of here, today. None of the bodies of
the occupants of either boat has been
. 'id.
The launches were the A. P.. Moore
and the Five Dollar Bill, and they left
Chicago Saturday morning. The lock
tenders heard tries for help and, rush
ing to the scene found the A. B. Moore
hanging upside down from the top of
The dam. The Five Dollar Bill was
found in good condition a. mile below
the dam. The engine was still warm.
the boat carrying but a few inches of
Searchers late tonight were unable
to recover the boat hanging over the
dam and the engines were removed,
together with hunting paraphernalia
and two suitcases. The coroner of Cass
county took charge of tiie effects, but
nothing was found to indicate the
names of any of the victims.
River men are dragging for the
Four Known to Be Drowned
ST. LjOXTIS, Nov. 14. —Telephonic ad
vices from Grange, where the gaso
line launches A. B. Moore and Five Dol
lar Bill plunged over the government
dam this morning on their way from
Chicago to St. Louis, said tonight that
William M. Moore of Chicago, owner of
tin A. B. Moore, and three other men
are known to have been drowned.
"Watchers on the shore say that they
■ Moore struggling in the» water be
low the dam until he sank. Three
. other men were seen in the water. It
was said at Beardstown that eight men
were in the launches when the craft
■ <-d Jhere.
San Francisco
All Classes Acclaim Lane's Nomination
Praise of Leading Citizen Proves He Is Choice of West
Democratic Press Gives Its Hearty Indorsement
Mercury of Oroville
The Oroville Mercury heartily indorses Frank
lin K. Lane for appointment as a member of Wu
sen's cabinet and mill lend iU unequivocal sup
port editorially) and otherwise to urge his selec
tion. The Call's decision to endeavor to obtain
this high office for Lane has met with popular ap
proval in Butte county and it is with the solid sup
port of republicans and democrats alike the Mer
cury mal(es this statement.
G. 0..P. as Well as
Bourbons Urge His
The Call's nomination of Franklin
K. Lane to the cabinet of President
Wilson has met with instant and cor
dial indorsement by the democratic
press and representative party men of
The hearty praise heaped on The Call i
by leading democrats and democratic j
newspapers for suggesting Lane prove j
that he is indeed the choice of the
west for its representative in the coun- i
cil of the Incoming chief executive.
From the north and from the south, i
men who for years have been reeog- j
ni .-cd as the leaders of democratic
thought and democratic activities in
California, have wired their approval of j
The Call's suggestion and notice of
their enlistment in the campaign to se- i
cure recognition of the west through !
the appointment of its biggest and most
useful democrat to aid and advise Pres
ident Wilson.
The enthusiasm with which the susr
gestion of Lane's name for the cabi
net has been received by representa
tive republicans is as gratifying as that
shown by the democrats. Business men,
professional men, representatives of la
bor, all acclaim Lane not as democracy's
candidate, but as the man best fitted to
represent the west, its people and its
problems in the nation's highest coun
There was little thought of practical
politics in anything said or telegraphed
to The Call yesterday by the democrats
an'l democratic newspapers of Califor
nia. Every message was dominated
by the single thought. "Lane is the best
man for the place California is entitled
Nor was the universal indorsement
of Lane for the cabinet based on the
»laini of California and the west upon
a place in the new cabinet. It was
re< pgm.ition of worth and accomplish
ment that sent Lane's name up and
down tlie state yesterday as Califor
nia's choice.
Men and newspapers spoke of what
: Frank Lane had done for the west;
• what he could do for the west and its
j development if he were raised to the
pent that would enable him to grapple
directly with its mighty problems.
Here are the opinions of some of
the men who are entitled to speak for
'■ the democratic party of California:
I'hninnan executive committee of
democratic ntate central committee:
"Franklin K. Lane would he a credit
to any cabinet."
j lIKHT SCHI.EM.XfiKR, San Fraacinco,
democratic nominee for riingrrm,
fifth d'rtrlct: "California may well
hf proud of Franklin K. Lane. There
is no question about his ability to
fill a cabinet office nor of his pop
ularity in California."
Francisco member finance committee,
democratic wtate central committee—
'I he Call is dead right. Franklin K.
Lane is one of the biggest men in
official life today. He is sturdily
honest, thoroughly competent and
splendidly trained. His work has
beea marvelous. There is no place
too big for him. California would,
indeed, be honored by his appoint
ment to President Wilson's cabinet.
fiTftflW <V. IV. MfOM., Tnolumne
county—Lane is a strong man, and
The Call's opinions are good and well
set forth. Lane deserves this at
the hands of California. Tie would
fill the position with credit. Hia
record discloses his capability. The
Pacific coast should have a repre
sentative in the cabinet and Lane
seems to be the eligible man. I am
pleased to see The Call champion
him, irrespective of his party affilia
tion but solely on his merit?.
CREVY. San Franclnco —Lane's rec
ord epeaks for itself. Hie education,
his experience, his record make him
the man eminently fitted for the
place. He has attained a high place,
but he has ever kept close to the
plain people whence he came. He
would make a genuine democratic
cabinet officer.
SANG, San Frandeco —" 1 doubt if
any man could be found who
has done a greater service to the
country than Franklin K. Lane as a
member of the interstate commerce
commission. He is certainly a big
enough man to fill a place in Wilsons j
San Franclnco —"Franklin K. Lane is
a good man for Wilson's cabinet, in
my opinion. He has rendered great
service as a member of the interstate
commerce commission. The Call's
idea is right."
Fraweliien—-"Franklin K. Lane is fit j
for any office. The Call is doing a dis
tinctive service to the people of San
Francisco and of the state in general
in urging the appointment of Lane
to a cabinet place. To my mind Lane
could not receive too high an office
In this country, were that office even
the presidency of the United States."
Frandneo—"l am a great admirer of
Franklin K. Lane, and think The Call
deserves credit for its position In this
matter. Lane is one of the brainiest,
men San Francisco ever had. Recog
nition of his ability is general. Pres
ident Wilson would be most fortunate
to obtain a man of Lane's caliber for
his cabinet"
FraneliH"© —"The Call has done a big
thin*, in the nomination of Franklin
K. Lane for the cabinet. Wβ are
proud of Lane and his record. No
better man could be found to repre
sent the west."
San Francisco— "Franklin K. Lane is
a man eminently litted for a cabinet
Yolo Democrat of Woodland
The San Francisco Call urges conclusive
reasons why Franklin K. Lane should have
a place in President elect Wilson s cabinet
The suggestion is a good one and will be
indorsed by every loyal Califomian.
Franklin K. Lane
position. He is doing a splendid
work as a member of the interstate
commerce commission. The Call has
named a man of the highest execu
tive ability."
Rom—"Honor to -whom honor is due.
Therefore it is a great pleasure for me
to indorse Franklin K. Lane for Pres
ident Wilson's cabinet. Lane is un
doubtedly one.of California's greatest
and ablest men. and as a member of
the interstate commerce commission
hia distinguished services to all the
people have made him a national
figure. A man of Lane's type •would
be a most useful factor in the direc
tion of affairs of the nation."
I. G. ZI'MWAI.T, (nlma. democratic
nominee fkrnt congressional district—
"Franklin K. Lane Iβ eminently
qualified to sit in Woodrow Wilton's
Red Bluffs "I would approve the
selection of Franklin K. Lane for
Wilsons cabinet."
"Until I saw the editorial in The Call
this morning I had not thought of
Lane as a cabinet possibility. lam
strongly in favor of his appointment,
however, and my only regret at see
ing him in Wilson's cabinet would
be that we would lose his valuable
services in his present capacity. He
is a man who has proved his worth
many times to the people of this
state, and I feel that he would make
a valuable addition to the cabinet."
am glad to hear of this proposal by
The Call to make Franklin K. Lane a
member of Wilsons cabinet. I am
in favor of any democrat upon whom
the democracy of California can
agree, but I look with particular
favor upon the candidacy of Lane.
We must have a California demo
crat in the cabinet and I believe that
Lane is an excellent man for the
'We need a man of Lane's type in the
incoming cabinet. He should be given
some such place in return for the
many years of service he has ren
dered the state and country. If he
were not a man of ability he would
never have,been appointed to an im
portant position by a republican
president. The Call is to be com
mended for suggesting Lane."
JOHN J. McDONALD, chairman of the
Alamcda county democratic central
committee: "I think this is an excel
lent suggestion that has been made by
The Call. I am heartily in favor
of seeing Lane in the cabinet. He is
a man of great ability and well
known sterling character. I can
think of no bette* man for the place."
W. J. HAVES, Jefferson Jan club, Oak
land: "I am extremely gratified to
see that The Call has taken up this
matter. Lane is a man of such abil
ity that I think he would be a valu
able addition to the cabinet."
Rom: "Honor to whom honor is
due. Therefore it is a great pleasure
for me to indorfe Franklin K. Lane
fir President Wilson's cabinet. Lane
is undoubtedly one of California's
greatest and ablest men and as a
If California is to receive recognition in the
matter of a cabinet appointment our choice is
Lane. His public record is one of devotion to
duty and brilliant achievement. He is the only
democrat of national stature in California. Lane
would prove a safe and honest adviser and would
add strength to Wilsons administration.
member of the Interstate commerce
commission his distinguished services
to all the people have made him a
national figure. A man of Lane's
type would be a most useful factor In
the direction of affairs of the na
have always been a great admirer of
Franklin K. Lane and his work.
Without a doubt he is the biggest
democrat in sight in California for
f< place in tho cabinet, and I am in
favor of seeing him in that position
The Call's announcement as to Lane
should meet the heartiest response
from Californians regardless of
FRANK H. Binn.r.TT. Alaraeda, vice
prmlurnt \\ tliton-MarMhnll club—No
better selection than that of Franklin
K. Lane as a representative of the
Pacific coast in President Wilsons
cabinet could be made. He has
always been a consistent democrat.
Aside from his political beliefs, he
is universally recognized as one of
the best posted and ablest men
in public life. He knows the west
and its needs as few men do. Hβ is
a big man in every respect, and this
has long been recognized by leaders
of parties other than his own. The
Call's suggestion that Lane be given
a place in President Wilson's official
family will meet with the approval
of all good citizens.
F. A. BERLIN, Alameda —Franklin K.
Lane is a splendid type of public
servant. The Call could have made
no better choice for a representative
from the west in President Wilson's
cabinet. Lane is clean, conservative,
honest, aggressive and thoroughly
capable. The people of California
know him well and hold him in the
highest respect. They would be
pleased to see him In the new cab
E. B. ROBERT*, Alameda —ln nomi
nating Franklin K. Lane for a place
in President Wilson's cabinet, The
Call has picked out a representative
democrat and citizen of California.
Lane is the highest type of public
official. He has always made good
and his merits have been recognized
even by those opposed to him po
litically. His wide knowledge of
commercial and civic affairs will
prove invaluable to President Wil
son in dealing with matters that con
cern the Pacific coast.
STEPHEN J. SILL, president of the
Berkeley Democratic clnb — l regard
Franklin K. Lane as an excellent
suggestion for the next cabinet. I
know nobody else on the coast big
enough. I had not thought of a
cabinet selection from the west un
til I saw The Calls editorial, which
struck me at once as a wise selec
EARLL H. WEBB, Berkeley » Lane
has demonstrated his ability on the
interstate commerce commission and
ranks as one of the leading men of
the coast. He is a man of the high
est integrity and The Call's selection
of him for the cabinet is exception
ally good."
department of the University of
California t "I should be greatly
pleased to see Franklin K. Lane a
member of the cabinet. I know him
The Mirror of Fresno
Business Men and La
bor Representatives
Are in Accord
personally "and know that he is one of
the ablest of the nation's men. While
his loss perhaps would be felt in the
interstate commerce commission, he
would no doubt make a splendid
secretary of commerce and labor. He
is, of course, our most prominent
mayor of Berkeley-r-I think The
Call's selection of Franklin K. Une
for the cabinet is excellent. That
was my impression this morning
when I read the editorial. Lane is
a prominent democrat and his views
are along the same lines as those
of President Elect Wilson. Such a
selection would mean both harmony
and ability in office. I can think of
no one more representative than
WARREN 01-\EY JR., Berkeley! "The
Call's selection is excellent. There is
no doubt but that Lane has the con
fidence of the state and of the nation,
won by his sincerity and ability."
jR. A. KERRY, former president of tee
Berkeley Democratic clubt "The
Call's selection of Franklin
for the cabinet ia a fortunate one.
Tie ia especially qualified by his in
timate study of transportation and
business problems. His ability was
recognized by a republican adminis
tration, and he would be a tower of
strength in a democratic cabinet. He
has the confidence of the working
people, the respect of the business
men, and has amply demonstrated
his superb ability."
JAMES F. FARRAHER, Yreka: "Frank
lin K. Lane is an ideal man for a
poeition in the cabinet. The country
generally appreciates his big caliber.
Whatever has been asked of him he
has done well.'' >
AVI 1,1.1 AM T. JETER,, Santa Crux:
"Franklin K. Lane is an able man.
He holds high office at present and
has the respect of all democrats in
the state. You don't find any demo
crat frowning now. We are all
happy. The state ought to be rep
resented in the president's family."
Sojourn in Country Has Vastly
Benefited Her
Mrs. Jersey Cow, otherwise known
as "Bess," the only milch cow in San
Francisco, or perhaps in the world,
that takes an annual vacation far
from the cares.and worries of city life,
arrived home from the country yester
day—bigger, sleeker and happier than
she has been for a year.
"Bess" is the property of C. W.
Haseltine. 3632 Twenty-sixth street,
and her life Is ordered on the golden
rule. All winter she gives quantities
of rich milk to the Haseltines, when
milk of any kind is scarce, and when
summer comes the Haseltines pack her
off to some green, rolling meadow,
with shade trees at one end and a
brook at the other, where she does
nothing but amuse herself according
to her varied temperament.
The trip back to town was more or
less exciting, but "Bess ,, was used to It
and she was still chewing comfortably
on something away back in her face
when the animal ambulance of the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals called for her at the freight
depot and whisked her out through
the Mission to the clean, vacant lot
which is her winter home.
Thpre was .loy in the Haseltine home
last night; also four of the fullest
quarts of milk that ever made a gal
lon can run over.
"Teach the youth of our schools a
better class of music than they learn
on the streets and in cheap theaters
and abolish ragtime." is the motto of
the Recreation league? and to that end
the first of a series of orchestral con
certs under the auspices of the league
was given yesterday afternoon at the
Mission street high school, -by an or
chestra of 40 pieces under the leader
ship of Herman Perlet. Nearly 300
students, a large number of school offi
cials and officers of the Recreation
league heard a program of six classics,
played by musicians of note. So suc
cessful was the performance that it
wlas said the establishment of a per
manent municipal orchestra, a pet
scheme oi the Recreation league, is
A. feature of the program was a solo
by Mrs. Herman Perlet, who sang the
waltz aria from "Romeo and Juliet."
The next concert will be given with
in two months.
Five firemen were overcome by
smoke in a flre that burned 50 tons of
hay in the loft of G. H. Llndauer & Co.,
dealers in sawdust and sand at 35 Oak
Grove street near Sixth and Harrison,
shortly after 6 o'clock last evening.
Those who were overcome were:
James Ellis, truck No. 8; Lieutenant J.
Sweeny, engine 6; Captain Chris C.
Ward, engine 17; Lieutenant H. Specj
man, engine 35, and Hoseman J. Too
mey, engine 6. All were taken to the
central emergency hospital for medical
treatment and later to their homes.
Ten horses that were stabled on the
ground floor of the Llndauer building
were rescued by the firemen after con
siderable difficulty.
The cause of the fire is' unknown. It
is presumed to originated in the
hay loft.
Water Is Strewn With Dead
Bodies; Eight Killed and
Many Hurt in Acapulco
City of Panama in Port After
Most Harrowing Experience
in Captain's History
The liner City of Fanama, Captain J.
W. Carlson, which arrived yesteiday
from the lower coast, brought details
of the hurricane which on October 31
destroyed half the buildings in Acapulco
and wrought fearful damage to the
vegetation in the vicinity. More than
1.000,000 cocoanut palms were torn up
by the roots and blown out to sea.
Horses and mules, chickens, pigs and
cattle were swept from the land by the
terrible tempest and carried to sea,
where, fifty miles from shore, their
bodies were seen by the people on the
City of Panama.
Eight people are known to have been
killed in the storm and many were in
The armored cruiser Maryland, Cap
tain Ellicott, was in Acapulco harbor at
the time, and only the good seaman
ship of the American officers saved the
warship from destruction. At the
height of the storm the Mferyland, with
two anchors out, had to steam full
speed ahead for several hours to keep
from being blown on the rocks. All
the cruisers, boats and launches that
were in the water when the storm
broke were either sunk or driven on
Jhe beach and badly damaged.
The wind attained a velocity of more
than 100 miles an hour. During the
early part of the storm life lines were
rigged on the cruisers decks, and even
with their aid it was with difficulty
that the men whose duty compelled
them to go from one part of the deck
to another made their way. In the
early part of the storm the men who
faced the blast wore the regulation
oilskins. As the wind increased in ve
locity it was found that this bulky ap
parel offered too much resistance to
the wind, and after that, until the
storm blew itself out, the men who had
to face the tempest did so stripped to
their underwear.
Captain Ellicott told one of the
Panama's passengers that it was th<
most terrific wind that he had ever ex
perienced. Even with the two an
chors down and in good holding ground
and with engines going ahead at full
speed there were times when the cruiser
dragged astern.
The first indication of the trouble
ahead reached Captain Carlson of the
Panama in the shape of a low glass
and an oily swell that increased as the
steamer got farther north. At 1 p. m.,
October 29. the indications became so
menacing that Captain Carlson changed
his course. For a time he ran due
south, and then stood out to sea where
he would be sure of plenty of room.
He was well offshore when the hur
ricane hit the City of Panama. A few
minutes after the storm broke he re
ceived a wireless from Captain Elli
cott of the Maryland. It was a warn
ing notifying shipping generally to
keep away from the vicinity of Aca
pulco. as a cyclonic storm of unusual
violence wa« raging there.
The wind hit the Panama at a 100
mile an hour clip. Tt stirred up a
sea that made the little old liner roll
Its upper deck rail under water. Forty
degrees was the angle at which the
City of Panama made obeisance to the
mountains of water that narrowed the
horizon and threatened to engulf the
Early In the day the Panama sighted
the cruiser Maryland, two miles away,
and the waves were having just as
much fun with warship as with
the City of Panama. By night the
storm moderated and the next evening
the City of Panama steamed into the
harbor of Acapulco.
When about 60 miles away the water
was strewn with the bodies of animals
blown from the shore, uprooted cocoa
nut palms and sections of huts and
houses. It was through a trail of de
bris that the steamer made its way to
the Mexican port, where, when the
liner arrived, the badly scared popu
lace was still wondering what had hit
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than the room of indiscriminate
furnishings, while the results are
decidedly more satisfactory.
Reproductions of delightful his
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PAGES 11 TO 18
"Bald Head ,, Himself Is Safe,
But Bacillus Is Being
Roped and Throttled
Stanford University Professor
Reported to Have Made
Wonderful Discovery
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PALO ALTO, Nov. 14— Palo Alto
seems destined to entertain more pil
grims than Mecca. The pretty chorus
girl of the next generation will not
have the valued privilege of facing a
front row of shining domes. Alas, no
more will the rays of the fireplace )>e
reflected cheerfully from father's pol
ished pate.
Prof. Frederick assistant in
the anatomy department of the Stan
ford university, is reported to have
discovered an application that is sure
death to the bacillus that devastates
the foliage on the human scalp and
causes man to resort to tonic an<l
woman to wigs and switches.
Although the discovery comes too
late for men without a vestige of a.
hair above the ear line, they will at
least obtain comfort in the satisfac
tion of knowing that they hold a po
sition unique in the history of the hu
man race—the last of the bald headed
It is said that the discoverer has
opened a laboratory in Palo Alto near
the University hotel and that he
making experiments there with the in
tention of carrying on a
campaign against the hair destroying
The Thirtieth District club, last.
night in Ashbury hall, grave hearty sup
port to proposed charter amendments
3, 4 and 5. The indorsement was led
by Superior Judges Van XoPtraml and
Mogan, Police Judge .Sullivan, Attor
neys Edward Lande and Timothy J.
Crowley and other speakers.
At another meeting in La Bohenie
hall, Superior Judge Graham, Police
Judge Deasy. John F. Doyle, Louie
Ward, Max Kuhl and others strongly
advocated the adoption of amendments
3 and 4,
Judge Graham said an entire changi'
of deputies in the county offices would
do serious harm to the courts ami to
the public.
Less than you paid before, and
made to your measure.
It must fit.
Opp. Stlegeler Bro«.

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