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day Night, 46. For details of the Weather see Page 17. The Call's 6 o'Clock A. M. Edition contains the very latest city and general news of the night. VOLUME 113.- NO. 119. • DEATH TOLL WORSE THAN REPORTED Life Saving Crew Declares Thousands Still Are Imprisoned in Houses RED LIGHT BILL PASSES SENATE BY 29 TO 11 VOTE #Grant-Bohnett Injunction and Abatement Measure, Already Accepted by the Assembly, Now Goes to Governor Johnson for His Signature to Become Law TWO SAN FRANCISCO MEMBERS FAVOR IT Grant and Gerdes Alone Re corded in "Aye" Column — Seven Hour Debate Pre cedes Ballot —Proposition, Copy of lowa Statute, Aims to Halt Segregation SACRAMENTO, March 28—The Grant-Bohnett injunction and abate ment bill, which leads in point of In terest all the moral reform measures introduced in this legislature, was passed by the senate late this after-, noon, 29 to 11. The vote: Ayes—Anderson, Avey, Benson, Bird sal!, Rrepfl. Brown, Butler, Caminetti, Campbell. Carr, Cogswell, Curtin, Flint. Hates, Oerdfs, Grant. Hewitt, Jones, K>hoe, Larkins, Lyon, Mott, Owens, Rush, Sanford, Shanahan, Strobridge, Thompson and Tyrrell. Xoes—Beban, Boynton, Bryant, Cart wright, Cassidy, Conn, Finn, Hans, Jullliard, Regan and Wright. BII,T, READY FOR GOVERXOR The bill now g-oes to the governor for his signature, having , been passer] '". the assembly earlier in the week, 62 V 17. ''"iisroroi:?! debnfe, lasting hours. preceded the final vote, and more than half of the members took part In the discussion. Throughout the day the lobby and galleries were crowded with visitors who took keen Interest in the matter and frequently applauded the speak ers, until warned by Lieutenant Gov ernor "Wallace that ordrr should be maintained. COPY OF IOV/A BTLTi The bill is almost an exact copy of the lowa abatement act and provides for checking , the gTowth and spread of the social evil by allowing any citi zen to file a complaint and obtain an Injunction against any property owner whose buildings are being used for Immoral purposes. None of the proponants declared a belief that the bill, if made into law by the governor's signature, would stamp out white slavery and Its cog nate social Ills, but based their argu ments chiefly against the policy of po lice segregation which now obtains in many California cities. Senator Gates of Los Angeles made the principal addresto in favor of the measure, and was aided chiefly by Senators Grant of San Franclnco, author of the bill in the upper house: non of Santa Ana, Brown. Butler and Hewitt of Los Angeles and Caminetti of Amador. OPPONENTS IV HOPELESS FIGHT Senator Juilliard of Sonoma and Sen ator Cartwrig-ht of Fresno were lead ers of the opposition, and although they traded at the outset that the bill ould pass, they made an active fight to enforce consideration of what they termed the scientific and constitutional grounds against such a law. • Senator Boynton of Oroville, adminis tration leader, spoke against the bill. He gave an extensive discussion of the whole problem of white slavery and eocial evil and ended by declaring that the bill would have the effect only of distributing the evil throughout the residence districts of theNlarger cities. He divided the Eenate. into those who were following the "popular side" and those who were standing for the "un popular eide," and called attention to thousands of letters and telegrams he eaid he had received from all parts of the state since he gave out a state ment two weeks ago declaring himself against the bill. Hundreds of letters, he said, con tained threats from ministers of the gospel and presidents of temperance societies, who declared the votes they controlled would be cast against him if he did not change his views. Boynton called attention to the pres ent laws to restrict the social evil and asked Grant why he had not sworn to complaints against those responsible. GRANT AND GEROES STAND ALONE "Because the district attorney of San Francisco would not prosecute such romplalnts," replied the author of the bill. Later In the discussion, when ques tioned directly by Finn and Regan, who represented San Francisco dis tricts. Grant admitted he had never sought to bring an action under the present laws. He declared that to the best of his knowledge and belief Dis trict Attorney Fickert would refuee to prosecute. On the same subject, Sen ator Hans of Fruitvale, said: . "I don't believe Senator Grant's etatement Is true." *U the San Francisco members ex ! Grant and Gerdes voted against the bill. Immediately following the rollcall, the senate adjourned until Monday morulas. \ "The People's Newspaper" \ LIQUOR POURED IN SEWER BY WOMEN W. C. T. U. Destroys 300 Con fiscated Quarts of Beer and 120 Quarts of Whisky (Special Dispatch to The Call) SAX JOSE, March 28.— Liquor seized In a series of raids in territory voted "dry" under the "Wyllle local option art, was destroyed by members of the W. C. T. U. today. Within an hour 300 quarts of beer, 120 quarts of wiiteky and many five gallon demijohns of wine had been emptied in a sewer drain in the yard of the county jail. The work of de struction was conducted in the pres ence of District Attorney A. M. Free and Sheriff Langrford, whose deputies had seized the goods as evidence and I obtained convictions. The women delegated to pour the liquor out were Mrs. Effle "Whitman, Mrs. Mary M. Gunsoles, Mrs. Lydla Pftkln, Mrs. Ina Orvis, Mrs. G. W. Ryan, Mrs. 1C C. Lehr, Mrs. Harriett Osgood and Miss Hazel Keneshaw. FIREMEN RESCUE TWO BURIED IN SEWER CAVEIN Workmen Xarrtrwly Escape Death in a Ditch Under a Ton of Earth Two Italian workmen, John de Mat tel and X. de Grasse, narrowly escaped death late yesterday afternoon when the big sewer ditch in which they were working at Thornton avenue and L<a tona street caved in, burying both beneath a ton of earth. Three companies of fire fighters from the Potrero district, aided by excited neighbors, armed with picks, shovels and buckets, went feverishly to work. In half an hour De Mattei was liber ated. He suffered little injury. De Grasse was buried almost to his neck. He suffered intensely from the weight of the earth on his legs. ROAD TO BE BROAD GAUGE Director* of Xevada County Railway Mill Auk to Isnne Bonds f;".A?p VALLEY. March 28.— Direc tors of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge railway voted today to apply to the state railroad commission for per mission to Issue bonds to the amount of ?5C2,000. The money is to be used to make the line broad gauge from Col fax to Nevada City. The road has been in operation for 35 years. NEW NICKELS CONDEMNED Bankers Say the Old Coin* Can Not lie Improved Upon (By Fe-Ifral Wireless to The Call) LOR ANGELES. March 28.—Bankers generally have united in condemning the new nickel Just issued. They say the government never has been able to produce anything in new coins that were better than the old ones and that a return to "sane" methods would be welcomed. TONG SLAYERS CONVICTED Jury Finds Chinese Gunllty and Rec t.:i-.montl* Life Imprisonment SALINAS, March 2S.—Guilty of mur der in the first degree was the verdict tonight of the Jury before which Ho Gim Yu and Chew Hu, Chinese high binders, were tried as the result of tile tons war fatalities here In April, 1912. The jury recommended that the sentence be Imprisonment for life. MRS. EATON DENIES GUILT W'idorr Indicted ■■ Slayer of Admiral Knters Plea In Court BOSTON, March 23.—Mrs. Jennie May Eaton pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder in the first degree when ar raigned at Plymouth today under the j indictment returned by the Plymouth j county grand jury charging her with poisoning her husband. Admiral Joseph G. Eaton. KILLS SELF WHILE HUNTING Wealthy- Rancher's Gnn Accidentally Discharged In Crossing; Fence (Special Dispatch to The Call) SACRAMENTO, March 28.—Lawrence Staple, a wealthy rancher, accidentally killed himself while hunting today. A charge of shot went through his head. He was attempting to go through a fence when his gun was discharged. PLAN A RELIGIOUS CENSUS Fifteen Hundred Men and Women Will HrßlHter Namei at Stocktom STOCKTON, March 28.—One thou sand five.hundred men and women will devote four hours' time April 4 for the purpose of taking the religious census of San Joaquin county. The movement is strictly nonsectarian. BED IN PARK COMES HIGH Portsmouth Square Sleeper Awake* San* Shoee, San* Hat, Sana fl9 Patrick O'Keefe, 816 Lyon street, fell asleep on a bench in Portsmouth square opposite the hall of justice, yesterday morning and when he awoke found that a thief had taken his shoes, hat and $19. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1913.--PAGES 1 TO 10. First Pictures Published Here of t(uin Caused by Cyclone in Terre Haute m ■— ' , — SAN MATEO FIRE MENACED, MEETS LOSS OF $25,000 Volunteer Department After Hour's Work Halts Blaze, Which Razes Several Business Buildings (Special Dispatch to The Call) SAN MATEO, March 28.—Fanned by a brisk northwest wind, a fire which started in a restaurant opposite the Southern Pacific station at 3 o'clock this afternoon, destroyed several stores, devastated many business buildings and threatened the central business section before It was finally conquered by the San Mateo volunteer fire department. Estimates placed the loss at $25,000. The flames burned fiercely for more than an hour, and threatened the block bounded by Main and B streets and Second and Third avenues. Dβ spite efforts of the fire flg-hters and the high pressure protection system re cently Installed by the city, nearly all of the wooden structures between the city hall and the San Mateo bank building were either destroyed or gutted. The fire caused great excitement and alarming reports were spread through out the county, causing many citizens from Redwood City, Belmont. Burlin game and (Hillsborough to hurry to the scene. The flames were discovered first in the kitchen of the Palmer grill, but they were extinguished. A few min utes later a cry went up that Maple hall, above the grill, was ablaze. Before the department had responded to the second alarm Brady's Arcade, a two story structure, containing several stores and an upstairs hall, was on fire. The blaze spread quickly to the structure occupied by the Building Trades council, the Palm restaurant and McGrath's saloon. The damage was as follows: Maple hall, destroyed; Palace mar ket. Quality bakery, California mar ket. Union ice depot, Palmer's grill and McGrath's saloon, gutted; Building Trades council and Palm restaurant, damaged by flames and water, The wreckage in the wake of the storm that struck Terre Haute is shown in the upper picture. . Six were injured in the Louden boarding house, shown below. ANGELENO STORE AUDITOR MISSING Pacific Light Officials Deny That Shortage Is Yet Evident (By Federal Wireless to The Call) LOS ANGELES. March 28.—Walter S. Baynton, auditor of stores and one of the best known department heads of the Pacific Light and Power corpora tion, disappeared. This became known today, when officials of the company and his wife admitted that he had not been at his place of business or his home since Thursday of last week. J. W. Burns, general agent for the corporation, said that an investigation of his accounts is being made. Farther than that he refused to discuss the matter. While an auditor has-been at work in Baynton , s department for several weeks, the corporation officials denied that this fact has any bearing on the case. They intimated that there is nothing to warrant a suspicion that money matters had anything to do with the auditor's disappearance. "If there was a shortage in his ac counts or if he had trouble of any kind I have been unable to learn of it," Mrs. Baynton said. "He never said a word to me that would indicate an intention to leave me. His home life was Ideal. I have no idea where he ls. M JUDGE FALLS TO HIS DEATH Justice Henry BUehofT Killed by Plunge Down Elevator Skaft NEW YORK, March 28.—Justice Henry Blschoff of the New York state supreme court plunged 11 stories down an elevator shaft to his death this afternoon in the Immigrant Savings Bank building, where he had offices. ! "An Independent Newspaper ,, ESTIMATED LOSS OF LIFE OHIO INDIANA Dayton 200 to 1,000 Brookvilte .30 Hamilton 100 to 500 Peru 20 Columbus 100 to 500 Terre Haute 3 Plqua 90 to 100 Fort Wayne 3 Venice 32 Noblesville 2 Chllllcothc 10 to 15 Lafayette 2 Middletown 14 Scattering 85 to 95 Marietta 5 to 10 PENNSYLVANIA Coshocton 8 Sharon 10 Troy 5 to 10 Newcastle 4 Ellis Station 2 WEST VIRGINIA Scattering 50 Wheeling 6 Total 711 to 2,351 RIVERS THREATENING RENEWED HORRORS Panic Attacking Cities in Northern Valleys of White and Wabash INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 28.— Indiana's flood death roll remains un certain tonight with all reports con firming more conservative estimates of the loss of life. Panic Is attacking cities in the southern valleys of the White and Wa bash rivers and all along the Ohio, as rising waters threaten repetitions of the up etate horrors. Sunshine and disappearing waters relieved sufferers in the cities that have been flooded, but authorities at various localities face a great prob lem in fighting off disease. Refugees are demanding insistently that they be permitted to return to their devastated homes. West Indianapolis and Peru were placed under the strictest quarantine WEATHER FORECAST: Cloudy; moderate southwest wine. CLASSIFIED ADS 7 Vti Tilte Call are increasing a-, sCiadill|every day. They bring \ \ ■' resiritsvl That's the answer. today. Four deaths occurred in the courthouse last night. Serious sick ness among: Peru refugees today threatens greater loss of life than was caused by the waters. The Indianapo lis city board of health quarantined West Indianapolis tonight, after eject ing hundreds of persons who had en tered the flooded district since noon, Mayor Shank opened the Oliver ave nue and "West Michigan street bridges to the public. SIXTEEX BODIES FOUND Sixteen bodies were found in Brook vllle and six still were missing today. The flood struck that town Monday night with such violence that all wires were swept away and bridges were washed out, and no communication was Continued o> Pace X (olnma i. PRICE FIVE CENTS. EXPEDITIONS ZONE SWEPT BY ROODS Toledo and Cleveland Sta tions of United States Service Reconnoiter River Regions and Rescue Hun dreds From Tops of Office Buildings and Trees— Fight for Survival Re duces Loss at First Esti mated in Country Districts ! SUPPLIES ROLL IN FOR THE STRICKEN Undertakers of Dayton in General Conference Sum marize Loss and Produce Estimates Showing That Loss in Metropolis Is Greater Than Supplemen tary Reports Indicated— So Called Victims Take Advantage of Offers of Aid BT'LI.ETIV COr.FMBITS, March 28.—The morgiim iof ColunibiiM filled up niowly tonlfchf !as the Mvrollen water* of the §e|»t* ' craritinlly receded. The number of ! bodies recovered from the yellow flood i reached *0. Thronssb the temnorary . m**rg-n#B hundred* of nnrrivors pa«*ei!. dreading to find their rai*«lng; loved omen. Twenty-three bodies \»y In v temporary morgrue on the east hank of the Setoto and 20 more were placed In a recently constructed lire engine house on the hilltop, iiint Trent of the flood district. SOITTII DAYTON. 0., March 28.— Eight hundred dead is the average estimate of seven-eighths of Dayton'i undertakers, called together for a conference tonigrht. They reported IS bodies had been recovered. Individual estimates of the undertakers were from 500 to 1,000, but the consensus of opin ion was that 800 would be a conserva tive figure. Exploration of several recesses of the city today by news paper men hardly would justify such an estimate. Dayton's period of reconstruction will run into months, according to en gineers just returning from the flood district. Disposition of dead animals and the disinfecting of thousands of submersed homes presented the preps- Ing , problem. STILL MENACED BY DISEASE No attempt at the rebuilding of the sewerage system will be made for sev eral days. Until this is accomplished the menace of disease will not be en tirely lost sight of. Effects of the strict martial law were to be seen on all sides. Only In extraordinary circumstances were pe destrians permitted upon the streets after 6 o'clock. Reports of looting ia some sections of the central Dayton district persisted, but It was believed raiding was restricted to isolated In stances. One man was said to have filled several suitcases with jewelry. He was arrested. Reports that several looters had been ihot could not be confirmed. A bulletin issued from the offices of the citizens' relief committee gave particular warning to guard against disease. It was announced that an attempt would be made to start the city's water supply tomorrow. However, it was asserted people $20,500 Market St., Near Church 50x100 Improved with stores and flats. Rent $150. Mortgage $11,000. Residences Two Beautiful Marine View Homes Presidio Heights District 8 and 9 rooms; large grounds. Prices $16,500 and $18,500. Harrigan, Weidemnuller Co. 345 Montgomery St, S. F.