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VOLUME 114. —NO. 168
Four on Steamer President Are Drowned in Gale
Steerage Passenger Is Swept
Overboard; Sailors' Craft
Is Swamped in Attempt
to Save Him
Four men were lost at sea last
night from the Pacific Coast liner
President during the heavy storm
off the Oregon coast. Wireless re
ports of the disaster were received
in this city at noon today.
One of the men, a passenger, was
washed overboard, and three mem
bers of the crew were lost in a
swamped boat attempting to save
Third class passenger, name not
Fourth Officer J. Shane.
Quartermaster O. Jarijheck.
Seaman H. Hansen.
The tragedy occurred at 7:30
o'clock. The President left Seattle
Tuesday for this port with a full list
of passengers.
Off the Oregon coast the boat- fell
Into the heavy southeast storm.
The passenger who ventured on the
bow main deck was washed off by a
heavy comber breaking over the bow.
Captain Paulsen stopped the ship
and a boat was lowered with the
three members of the crew. It
swamped alongside the vessel and all
were drowned in the turbulent swells.
Thf President proceeded on her way
and is due to arrive here tomorrow
According to the meager wireless
reports, the boat suffered no damage
in the heavy storm.
Following the tragedy. Captain
remain inside until the storm sub
Bryan Is Faint at
White House Wedding
W ASHINGTON, Nov. 27.—Secretary
Bryan was overcome by faintness at
thp White House at the reception fol
lowing the wedding of Mr. Sayre and
Miss Jessie Wilson. He was assisted
to an adjoining room, where he quick
ly recovered. Few persons noticed th«
incident and it became public only to.
Five Strikers Killed
In Fight With Police
DURBAN, Natal, Nov. 27.—Five East
Indian strikers were killed in a battle
with mounted police near here today.
The Indians were destroying property
when the mounted police tried to dis
perse them.
Sell Calls every
afternoon and
Li! . earn enough lo
Boys, y° m ° wn
ty . clothes. ICs so
Dvglll e a S y you 11 be as-
Making tonished - Come
down to the Cir-
MOnCy! culatwn Depart
j | ment of The
Call and find
, out all about it.
White Convicts Vote
Turkey — But 1200
Negroes Take Sardines
[Choice of Fish or Fowl for Thanks
giving Dinner in Mississippi Pris
ons Favors Canned Goods
JACKSON. Miss., Nov. 27. —Two
| thousand convicts in the Mississippi
penitentiary and the penal farms ;
were allowed to vote whethe*- to j
have foul or fish for Thanksgiving" j
dinner furnished by the King's i
Daughters. Eight hundred whites I
voted for turkey. Twelve hundred i
negroes voted for canned sardines.
Silk Hats, No Tango,
For British Officers
LONDON, Nov. 27. —King George is
following closely the lead of Em
peror William in regard to the strict
regulations for army officers. King
George recently issued a command
forbidding officers to dance the tango.
This followed the same order at Ber
lin, and the latest is that King
George has informed all officers of
the guard that when not in uniform
they are to wear frock coats and silk
hats when they hare occasion to be
in the vicinity of Buckingham palace.
Grandson of General
Grant Enters Army
NEW YORK. Nov. 27.—Chapman
Grant, son of Jesse R. Grant and
grandson of U. S. Grant, has entered
the United Btates army, winning a
second lieutenant's commission in
competitive examination. V
"If there is going to be a war, 1
want to be in it," said the young man
today, after receiving orders to join
the Fourteenth cavalry on the Mexi
can border.
Young Grant hafc ' been assistant
curator of the Children's museum of
Brooklyn Institute.
Wilson Attends Mass;
Spends Day at Home
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27.—Thanks
giving was celebrated quietly by offi
cial Washington today. President
Wilson opened the day by attending
the Pan-American Thanksgiving mass
in St. Patrick's cathedral and re
turned to the W r hite House for the
rest of the day. Thanksgiving dinner
was served to the family and a few
friends and relatives.
No Vatican Interference,
Says King of Italy
ROME. Nov. 27. —At the opening of
the first Italian parliament elected
by universal suffrage. King Victor
Emmanuel today declared the Vati
can will never be allowed to inter
fere in state affairs. Among those
who listened to the speech were a
number of newly elected Catholic
deputies, one of them the pope's
Body of Lynched Man
Greets Church Goers
TtJNIOK, Miss.. Nov. 27.—Early
Thanksgiving church goers today dis
covered the body of James Higgins
dangling from a tree near the church.
He had been taken from the officers
.and lynched. He was accused of a
double murder.
Tax on Unmarried
Proposed in France
PARIS, Nov. 27. —All French spin
sters and bachelors older than 30, un
less they have at least three per
sons dependent on them, are to be
subject to an increase of 20 per cent
on the income tax imposed by the
bill now under consideration.
Mrs. H. R. Kroeber Dies
After Long Illness
Mrs. Henrietta Rothschild Kroeber,
] wife of Prof. A. Li Kroeber, director
jof the museum of anthropology it
I the Affiliated colleges, died yesterday
; morning at her home, 2848 Washing
j ton street, after a long illness. She
was 37 years of age and was the
1 daughter of Mrs. Hugo Rothschild,
i Tiie funeral will be private.
Long Automobile Ride and Luncheon for Guests of The Call Sunday
The fourth around the bay excursion of The Call will be given next Sunday. Prospective property buyers should register their names and addresses at The Call office immediately. For more partic
ulars read article on another page of The Call today, and read the articles to follow tomorrow and Saturday.
WITH 800
Dictator Knows He Must Go,
but Will Die Fighting, De
clares Official; Battle at
Tuxpam Imminent .
Thetransport Prairie with 800 mar
ines on board bound for Pensacola,
Fla., sailed from the navy yard here
today at 12:30.
VERA CRUZ, Nov. 27 —A battle is
imminent in the oil fields around Tux
pam. This will tmpettl te> reign lives
and millions of dollars' rth of
property owned by * fc
Five bundred federals arrived here
from Mexico City today, and General
Mass announced he would send them
to Tuxpam at once to attack the reb
els there.
lt is said General Agullar has noti
fied Hear Admiral Fletcher that no
harm would come to the oil walls un
less he is attacked by the federals,
but, in case of an attack, he would
set them afire.
MEXICO CITY. Nov. 27. —Huerta
and his dictatorship are tottering.
The beginning of the end is already
in sight, according to a diplomat who
enjoys the confidence, of Huerta. lie
said today that Huerta himself had
little confidence in his ability to hold
on much longer, but had expressed
his intention of "going down fight
Leandro Gonzales Trevino, an uncle
of the late President Madero, waa
arrested today on the personal or
der of Huerta. Trevino was seized
at the I.ascurain as he was packing
his baggage for flight to Vera Cruz
after receiving warning that govern
ment agents were hunting him.
He was hustled to jail and held
incommunicado. The authorities re
fused to tell the charge against him.
Trevino was recently brought here
from Monterey on a charge of sedi
tion but was released on ball, and
informed that the charge would be
With the relations between English
and American oil interests in Mexico
already acute, a new danger was
added today to the situation involving
commercial affairs when officials of
the National railways protested
against the granting of a concession
to the Belgian syndicate for the con
struction of 5,000 kilometers of track.
NEW YORK, Nov. 27.—One hun
dred and eighty United States mar
ines equipped for a year's service in
the field, left the Brooklyn navy yard
today for Pensacola. They went by
train to Philadelphia where they will
embark on a transport.
Angered by Slight,
Woman Attacks Man
Because she was not invited to par
take in a Thanksgiving dinner, Angie
Stewart, a negress, early today in a
jealous rage attacked Arthur Bell, a
negro, in lower Bryant street.
Beil sustained a superficial wound,
dressed at the central emergency*hos
pital, and the woman was arrested on
a charge of assault. j
Amended Measure to Be Sub
mitted to Mayor and
Mayor Rolph haa not altered his
opinion of the opera house ordinance
nor his stand in the matter, but he is
giving consideration to the compro
mise suggestion made yesterday by
the supervisors' public welfare com
mittee. These suggestions emanated
from Supervisors Bancroft, Hayden,
Payot and Murdock, and depend pri
marily on the consent of the opera
house subscribers.
Rolph expressed himself this' morn
ing as ready to favor a new ordinance
provided all the clauses to which he
objected were eliminated.
"I want the opera house," he said,
"but I want it right. It must be abso
lutely legal and in conformity with
the charter. There must be no per
petual rights to the seats and no seif
perpetuatlng board of trustees. I hope
that we may have the opera house as
a gift outright."
The mayor received word today that
District Attorney Whitman of New
York had begun an investigation into
the alleged scalping of tickets at the
C'oattaued oat Page 2. Colas** 4
Herbert Mortou. running under the
colors of the Pastime Athletic club,
this morning woo the 10 mile road
championship of the Pacific Athletic
association, going the distance in 55
minutes 56 2-5 seconds, and setting a
new local road record if the distance
traversed has been accurately meas
Stout, unattached, was second, and
Mauldln of tbe Pastime club third.
Only 52 seconds separated the three
men at the finish of the lon ggrind. f
Th* Pastime and the Young Men's
Christian association teams tied for
the team prize, each scoring 40 points.
ATHENS. Nov. 27. —Arter a heated
debate that lasted all night, the Greek
chamber of deputies today ratified the
Greco-Turkish peace treaty.
"Horsepower" Is Made
Requirement of Girl
Printers' Assistants
The Work Demands Brawn, Not
Brains, Says Director of U. S.
Printing and Engraving
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27.—"Horse
power! That's what they have to
girls who work as print
ers' assistants. And horse power is
what we would make a requirement
of their appointment. It's no use put
ting a race horse to draw a truck."
Director Ralph of the bureau of
rinting and engraving gave this point
of view in explaining the investiga
tion undertaken by Dr. Benjamin S.
Warren of the public health service.
A physical examination, rigid enough
to determine the fitness of applicants
for the labor required of them as
printers' assistants, will be directed
as part of the civil service require
ments. It is brawn, not brains, that
the labor demands.
¥ r-.\ M ~_ ________ *
Founded -1856
Bribery as well as charlatanism and malpractice has entered
I into the attempts of quack specialists to fasten themselves upor(
| the public securely, were today's developments in the statewide
fight of the board of medical examiners to drive the human leeched
from the cities of California.
Grand jury investigation, the arrest of two practitioners and
the applause of many leading citizens for the work outlined by the
state board echoed the first gun in the crusade told of in The Call
science got
SAN JOSE, Nov. 27.—A threat over
heard in a saloon and a timely warn
ing over the telephone were prob
ably all that saved the family of P. A.
Schultz of Roberts avenue, three miles
southwest of San Jose, from being
murdered in their home last night by
Joseph Johns, a Greek farm hand. The
latter was arrested shortly after 9
o'clock last night while crouching,
pistol in hand, behind a raspberry
bush on the Schultz Rlace.
Johns had been discharged by
Schultz some time ago, it is stated,
and last night set out from San Jose
to wreak vengeance on the family.
He had discovered about half of the
distance when he stopped at the
saloon of Herman Richter in McKee
road. Here he confided that he was
armed and that he intended to kill
the entire Schultz family. After he
had left Richter telephoned, first to
the police and the sheriffs office, then
to Schultz.
The story of bribery revealed today
is but one angle of the wedge of evi
dence with which the state board la
determined to drive out the quacks*
bag and baggage.
With a detectaphone secreted in a
letter file on a bare desk, the board
secured the evidence of bribery
against W. S. Card, a quack specialist,
with offices in the Westbank building,
who was arrested last night.
After frustrating several attempts
of the agents of the board to get him
where they could have a witness to
his alleged attempts to buy himself
the good graces of the board, Card
finally was lured to the office recently
occupied by the state board in the
Butler building to keep an engage
ment with A. G. McDonnell, special
agent for the board.
In an office two floors below sat
Dr. C. B. Pinkham, secretary of th«
board, a Burns detective and a stenog
While the two upstairs talked, the
three downstairs glued their ears to
the receiver and heard as clearly as
though in the room.
The record of the detectaphone will
be the principal evidence against
Hand in hand with the arrest of
Card came the arrest of Horace C.
Edwards. 61 Third street, also ac
cused of attempted bribery for pro
tection in his fleecing game. Edwards
was released on a 15,000 bail bond.
All day the detectives hunted in
Dr. Spencer L Higgins, 718 Market
street, went to the city prison and
gave himself up at 7:25 o'clock last
night after detectives had hunted Mm
the entire day. Higgins was released
on $250 cash ball.
The warrant against Higgins issued
yesterday, opened the fight of the
state board against the unlicensed and
unscrupulous practitioners concerning
whom detectives have been busy gath
ering evidence for the last six months.
Higgins is charged with practicing
medicine without a license and refus
ing to report the names of his asso
ciates in business to the state board
"as required by law.
The secretary of the board, accom
panied by Louis H. Ward, who is to
prosecute the cases the board un
earths in its cleanup campaign, ap
peared before the grand Jury last
night prepared to give that body evi
dence of malpractice and unprinci
pled dealing that they believe will
result in the indictment of a score of
On account of the work the grand
jury has in hand. Foreman George
C. Gormley suggested the grand
jury's investigation of the practices
of the specialists be deferred until
next week.
The grand jurymen expressed much
interest in the &tory of Doctor Pink
ham. They Indicated every .avenue
and alley that leads from the central
chain of "men only" specialists will
be inspected and cleared of objection
able methods and displays.
That some of the quacks have been
working under protection from

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