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EQUIPMENT POOR, IS CHARGE i Passengers of Steamer Presi dent Say Loss of Four Lives Was Unnecessary How Passenger Was Lost F. H. Koolberger. a passenger, describe* aa follows bow I.ea i hum met hla death: -He was standing at the bow and waa washed off the star board aide by a comber. The steamer stopped quick, then backed. We then, hrard his cries on the port side. He was near enough to throw a biscuit to him. There were no lines or life preservers on deck. Finally .somebody found a bis;, heavy hawser, but it fell short. He waa then astern. Somebody oa the bridge gave the order to hack. The propeller churned and he must have been draws into the vortex and chopped to pieces." < ■•ntinued From Pace I Uient manned the light on the bridge. With it he located the fourth officer. He had donned some of the life buoys thrown to him and was floating well cut of the water. After considerable difficulty another boat with five men was lowered. ucrm went oi't ; "They started after the officer. Just as they were well under * way the Hunt went out. It refused to work. The boat blundered about in the dark ness for about 15 minutes and then returned to the ship. I never in all toy travels have seen such lack of seamanship. A few handy lifelines or bowlines and Leacham would have been saved. Defective handling of the small boat was responsible for its Upsetting." TIT TO PIECES "When the alarm was sounded that there was a man overboard all the passengers were allowed to come up on deck." said C. S. Crawford, a chem. ical engineer, who says he will file charges with the United States in spectors at once. "There was great confusion and no officer seemed to be In charge. We searched all over for life preservers or lines, but none could be found. "The steamer backed up until the rtera nearly touched the drowning passenger. AH the while the pro peller was allowed to churn. (He must have been cut to pieces. "Then the lifeboat was lowered. The ropes were far too short for It to reach the water and some person cut them. When it fell into the sea it came down on the passenger in the water, it Immediately overturned, throwing all those in it into the surg ing waters. There were seven men in this boat. One of them disappeared immediately, four were rescued, while the other two floated on the water. PASSENGER VOLI XTEERED "These two kept calling for help to those on the ship. We were helpless, owing to the lack of lines or life pre servers. Several of the passengers shouted to lower another boat, but those who by this time assumed authority appeared to be unable to se cure enough of the crew to man it. One of the passengers volunteered. "It was a half hour before this sec rnd lifeboat was lowered into the water. This was explained because no plug could be found for the boat. All this while we could hear the pitiful rries of the two men in the water. By this time they had drifted out of the weak rays of the small searchlight and had become lost in the darkness of the stormy sea. "After making an attempt to circle the vicinity of the accident, the life boat returned. The boat could not be taken aboard the vessel, owing to the Bea, and was set adrift. Had another accident or a wreck occurred, we ■would have, been short two lifeboats, each capable of caring for 20 passen gers. "I have traveled the seas for many years, but this is the first time I have ever witnessed such gross carelessness on the part of the officers of a steamer. I intend making these charges to the Xederal authorities." PASSEXGER OJfXY SAILOR Van Koolberger and Crawford's stories are substantiated by other passengers. "I've been to sea, so I know what I'm talking about." said William A. Barnes of Bellingham. "I never saw so little preparedness. There wasn't a real seaman aboard, with the pos sible exception of J. Johnson, one of the passengers. Johnson is a quarter master, and was one of the few who maintained his coolness. It was owing to his presence of mind In finding lines and throwing them to the sailors who fell out of the first boat that mere lives were not lost." Dr. Ida Rosencranx, from Seattle, was bitter in her condemnation of the events leading up to and following the tragedy. "I had planned to con tinue south by water, but nothing could make me adhere to that plan." According to a member of the crew, no heaving lines could be found. Sev ereal lines, he said, were burled under a heavy coil of rope on the stern of the vessel. BOAT LOWERED WROXG "It was rank folly to lower the boat in the manner they did. It was lowered on the weather side and not on the lee side. It was lowered away aft so that the surge of the water lifted it under the counter of the ship. It is a wonder that all of the crew of the first boat did not lose their lives. The steamer is lacking in equipment. There was no way of suitable communication between the bridge and the stern of the boat. That is one reason why the propeller was started when Leacham was near it. There was a sad lack of co-operation. As an illustration, the fire bell in our quarters has been out of order for some time. In the event of fire we ■would never hear the alarm." Captain Paulson denied the tales of LI'MBER —Xcw and 2 hand, plumbing a;ip plies, complete bouse bill* furnished coonr trv orders solicited. RAPID WRECKING CO., 115 Church st. Phone Market 8284, Passengers on steamer President who blame crew, and J. Johnson, acting quartermaster, who proved hero. Right to left, Mrs. Marselle de Vaux, Mrs. F. H. Van Koolberger, Master Van Koolberger and F. H. Van Koolberger, engineer of Hol land-Indian railroad. Passengers who will file charges the passengers, although he did admit that some time elapsed between the cry of "man overboard" and the low ering of the boat. He also said that the fact that five men were lowered In the second boat, which went after the mate, was not to be considered unusual. He refused to discuss the alleged inability to find ropes or heav ing lines. "I prefer to make my statement at the proper time," he said. Another passenger said that more than 75 life preservers were thrown overboard. They agree that the sea was not unusually rough at the time and that it would have been possible to have saved all four of the missing men with co-operation and had the necessary lines been handy. SHANE ALIVE, HE SAYS F. Lamson Smith, on hi sway from Seattle to Los Angeles, gives a de tailed and vivid description of the tragedy: "I am convinced that Fourth Officer Shane was alive and floating on the water when the President sailed off and left him. I base this belief on the fact that he had donned two life pre servers while in the water, and these kept him floating all the time that the crew were bungling in lowering a boat. "His body from the waist up was plainly to be distinguished." rOMPANY DECLARES CHARGES UNTRUE The following statement regarding the drownings on the voyage of the steamship President was issued by C. D. Dunann, passenger traffic manager of the Pacific Coast Steamship com pany, today: "I am sure Captain Paulson of the steamer President did everything in his power to rescue the passenger and members of the crew who were unfor tunately drowned Wednesday evening. "It must first be remembered that a terrific sea was running and a gale was blowing at the rate of 60 miles an hour. This fact caused the cap tain to use extra precautions for the safety of his ship first and rescue of. a passenger second. "Everything on board ship was made secure when .the storm first broke. Passengers were advised not to go on deck because of the danger of being washed overboard, and nets were spread about for their protection. "When the cry of 'Man overboard!' was raised it was very difficult to de termine from what part of the ship the accident occurred. Captain Paul son remained on the bridge, where he must stay on all occasions, to protect the vessel, while Fourth Officer Shane left the wheel to direct the launching of the boat. "Shane was In direct charge of the lifeboat and accompanied It into the water. Unfortunately, he was lost Shane was a brave man and one of the most efficient In our service. "While the boat was being launched Captain Paulson backed the vessel, at the same time protecting it in the heavy sea and terrific gale. There Is great danger in this undertaking, and caution was used. "I contradict the statement that there was not enough life preservers or life lines ready. This is not true. There was plenty on hand. As far as again securing the lifeboats for further precaution is concerned, that would have been foolhardy. In a sea and gale such as they were battling against it would have been next to Impossible and possiblly would have cost more lives. The first lifeboat which was launched was not short in its drop ropes. This did not cause it to overturn. It was one of the monster waves that caused this acci dent. "The passenger who took part in the second rescue crew was allowed to go into the boat because he was a former seaman and a call for vol unteers had been Issued. We were not short of crew in any manner whatever. "When an accident like this occurs, it always happens that a great many of the passengers become excited. They imagine they see defects that don't exist. They really belonged be low, but if the officers had insisted they remained below, we would have been censured for this action. It is a most difficult situation to meet. "Everything was done, I am sure, for the rescue of the passenger and the members of the crew and I think that good judgment was used. The waves and wind made it extremely difficult." GREAT FIRE IN BOMBAY BOMBAY, India, Nov. 28.—Fire which did damage estimated at $1,000, --000 swept the jewelry and commercial districts of this city today. THE SA3T FRANCISCO CALL; FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1913 M. D. EXPOSES THE QUACKS FAKE METHODS ARE SHOWN A COMPLETE exposure of the methods employed by "men only specialists" was given yesterday by a doctor, who formerly worked with concerns practicing this kind of quackery. The name of the doctor is, for obvious reasons, with held. The story follows: Before explaining the working of these concerns, I will first, say that most of the so called specialists have as little concern for a human life as any man could have. They care not whether a man is sick or well. They will fasten on him some disease to get his money, and the number of victims gathered In during a month's practice in this state would be astounding. It is the companies that have wax figures that draws the larger number, and it is of tnese that I shall first deal with. MUSEUM TO LURE IJTXOCEVT Tou always find the museum located in a conspicuous place. A window display contrived to attract the attention of the pas serby is always arranged. A youth, probably from the country, probably a foreigner, happens along. His attention is arrested by the window display. He goes in. His eyes are met with wax figures, depicting some interest ing event, or of some interesting criminal, or again of some well known freak. He gazes on them and passes along the line to the show cases. Gradually he Is shown other figures a little out of the ordi nary. Suddenly he is confronted by some awful monstrosity. His eyes pop out. so to speak. He looks at the next figure. He sees a face marked with the primary effects of a disease. His mind, by this time, is off everything else but the museum. He looks fur ther and sees the progress of this disease or that disease. From the time the youth or man has entered the museum he has been watched by a well dressed or a uniformed attendant. If at the point where he begins to scan closely the examples of dis eases, he pauses longer and shows more interest than other exhibits the attendant, who *n the lan guage of the "business," is called a "fioorman," approaches and proceeds to make himself agree able. He will shove a card or pam phlet into the hands of the visitor, explain the figures and by various means strike up a conversation. The visitor is taken In hand and shown other moftels. He begins to feel creepy and scared. The fioorman keeps up a line of talk dwelling upon the awful results of certain diseases, showing these results by the skillfully made wax figures. FIND OUT VICTIM'S RESOURCE! The fioorman recounts symp toms that appear in the primary stages of different diseases. if the victim is "easy," as he is re ferred to, if he shows interest in the floorman's advances, the latter then proceeds to "put" him "Hutting a victim" is finding out how much money he has and getting him ready to shoot up stairs, where a "specialist" is waiting. It is surprising how proficient these floormen get in finding out how much money a victim has, or can get, and how thoroughly scared, than can get a "prospect." Scaring the prospect into believing he has something the matter with him, is referred to as "feeding." When the doorman has "fed" the prospect to a point where he begins to signify a willingness to be "put," the victim is taken to a room upstairs. "SPECIALISTS"' TESTS PATIENT It Is but a few steps to the "doctor s" office. The imagination of the prospect has been so in flamed at this point that he can feel there is something the matter with him. He is easily led to the reception room, where a man called the "case taker" comes. The case taker and the fioorman talk with the victim or patient, as he is now called. The patient is asked if he does not have pains in the back, if he sleeps well, if he eats regularly and has food diges tion. In fact, he is asked about everything that might bring to his mind some simple ailments from which he has suffered. After the examination by the fioorman and casetaker, the former leaves the room, while the latter, after getting the name and address, takes the patient to the specialist. The specialist places the patient in a position, where the light shines full on his face, he keeping in the shadows as much as pos sible. The fioorman has tipped the specialist off to Just what little things the patient has suf fered from as well as how much money he has. THEY'RE ALWAYS DISEASED After thumping the patient the specialist goes through a lot of mysterious poses and passes and finally announces to the scared victim that he has some awful disease. There is but one cure for it and he has it. It will cost $50, a $100 or $200, Just according to the amount of money the pa tient has or can get. The common treatment is a remedy which has been widely advertised by these quacks with out any regard for consequences. It is given for many ailments, for which it was never intended. There are cases where these specialists hay« been so cold blooded that they have Inoculated a patient with live cultures of diseases that they might get the' entire bankroll, by making the patient actually sick. The treatments that are most frequently used by these quacks are harmful and undermine the health of strong, healthy country boys and newcomers to this coun try, to such an extent that they lose their minds, health and often die. The specialists follow none of the sanitary precautions of the reputable physician or aurgeon It's get the money, regardless of the effect of the poor unfortu nate victim, who has been lured to their dens. PRAISES CALL CAMPAIGN In case a patient gets worse, and lias any chance of getting more money a new "discovery" is sprung upon him and he is switched to another line of treat ment. This is called "refeediiiK" the patient. Many of these quacks operate under one name or company and do their banking and other legi timate business under another name. I worked for these companies for some time and am glad to be able to say that while l took lots of money, I never gave a patient anything that would <io him any harm, though it would usually <Jo him no good. The Call will have done a grest service, if in its efforts to assist the board of medical examiners it closes up these quack specialists. Quacks Are Worst Criminals, Says Alderson THE fellow who will take ad vantage of the credulous poor and unfortunate nick, an these quacks do, Is a criminal of the worst type. He knows that he la engaged In a rotten business, and the fact that hla work Often results In Irrepar able damage to hla victim's health makes him doubly a crim inal, I am very glad The Call has taken up this work, and I feel that great good to the commu nity will result. The new medical law gives the board of medical examiners full power to prosecute quacks and Irregulars In general, and we shall carry on this work vigorously.—Statement by Dr. Harry E. Alderson of the state board of medical examiners. WESTPHAL AGAIN FACING DIVORCE Wife Reopens Suit Against Scion of Rich Mill ing Man The divorce suit of Mrs. Abble A. Weßtphal against Fred Westphal, grandson of the late J. C. Westphal, wealthy milling man, is to be re opened in the Alameda county courts. The first suit, filed more than a year ago, is still pending and will have to be dismissed before this action is placed on file. Attorneys Willard and Farrell of San Francisco, acting for Mrs. Westphal. today mailed a new complaint containing new and sensa tional allegations to the Oakland county clerk. The couple were married at Santa Cruz February 3, 1912. The husband began beating his wife March 19 the same year, she said. Mrs. Westphal filed suit for divorce the following August, but the action was dropped. Flirtation May Cost Man His Life CHICAGO, Nov. 28.—Flirting with a saloon keeper's wife may cost Wil liam Fargo, 21 years old, of 1827 West Huron street, his life. He was struck on the head with a rubber hose by John FahaJ of 1602 West Superior street. His skull was fractured. FahaJ was taken to the West North avenue police station, where he ad mitted striking Fargo. He is held on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Spectators rushed to Fargo's assist ance and he was carried into a drug store. He was then taken to the county hospital by the West Chicago avenue police. BURGLARS STEAL CLOTHING Burglars entered the home of Mrs. E. T. Reynolds, 630 Seventeenth street, Oakland, last night and escaped with $2 and clothing valued at $40. TRY TO BURN COLLEGE NEWPOHT, Kng., Nov. 28.—Suffra gettes today tried to burn the new training college, which cost $200,000. The blaze was extinguished by the wind. STATE BOARD ENDORSED IN FIGHT Continued Front Page t > to go ahead and clear all of the bad ones out and giving valuable Informa tion. I want to reiterate my former statement. The board is in this fight to stay. We announced 'no quarter" at the outset, and there will be no quarter. When the last quack has folded his tent and disappeared we may rest, but not until then." Men prominent in the medical pro fession in San Francisco have come forward with words commending the crusade launched by the state board of medical examiners against the quacks in this state, and for the sup port given the board by The Call. Following are some of the letters of approval received from eminent physicians and surgeons: * * * Dr. T. B. W. Leland —Medical quacks are of two kinds. The ones who lure the ignorant boys and men to their "parlors" and, after taking all their money from them, kick them out, gen erally much the worse physically for their experience, and the ones who prey upon women. The first are bad, but the latter are worse. All should be driven out of the country. If It were possible to eliminate the "women" specialists, one of the fountain heads of white slavery would be removed. In its crusade against these vultures who rob the poor, simple minded and distressed men and women. The Call will have the support of every self respecting citizen. Dr. R. Cadwallader, assistant pro fessor. University of California medi cal college—There has been no pro tection for the reputable physician and surgeon from medical quacks. The doctor who desires to practice in this state must pass a stiff examina tion, one of the severest tests in the United States. He is taxed a high'fee before he is admitted to follow his profession, but, so far, this trouble and expense have not caused him free dom from the competition of socalled "specialists." County medical societies have un der taken to free certain communities from the impostor, but with little suc cess. It has been demonstrated that a crusade against these medical pre tenders should be directed by the state. The war started by the state board of medical examiners will be effective. With the support of a paper like The Call, it will be but a matter of a short time before the mysterious offices of the sham doctor will be closed. They can not stand the light of publicity. Let every reputable follower of the medical profession get behind this movement to drive the quacks out of business. * * * Dr. J. Y. Bartholomew —One of the most pressing questions of our civ ilization of today is, How are we go ing to rid the country of these para site specialists? A number of cases have come to my attention in recent years here in San Francisco of men and boys and women who have been attracted by the outlandish claims of heartless practitioners and become victims of their underhaffdedness. There are a number of these low peo ple making thousands of dollars in our own community. If the state board of medical examiners can clean California of this blemish, Its record of accomplishments will be overfull. Every city of any size has one or more of these charlatans preying upon it. The backing of a newspaper will be Invaluable in this campaign. All rep utable physicians will enroll with the board. I predict that within two weeks the whole state will be alive to the situation and the climate made so unendurable for the "specialists" that there will be an exodus. # # # Dr. C. F. Buckley—lf the public could only realize what a dreadful amount of human suffering is pro duced by evil suggestion in medicine there would be such sweeping laws enacted as would make it impossible for quackery to exist. The amount of money gained by the pretender from the victim is quite insignificant compared with the amount expended by the public for the care of their dupes. Dr. Albert Abrants —This condition has existed for so long and has TTour ished with such success that it seems almost like a revelation that a news paper should back up the board of medical examiners in an honest effort I THE PROCESS | OF ACCUMULATION 6 1 <| It has been said 1 1 that the savings bank | g is the logical place | jj for funds in the pro- I i cess of accumulation. | I <I One who plans to 1 |j build a home, go into | H business, raise an |j 1 educational fund or | S create an investment 1 m capital can find no 3 Ex! Pi 2 better, safer place to | |j accumulate money 1 § than the savings de- | 1 partment of the I I Anglo-California | § Trust Company. Four I | per cent compound | S interest. §| 9angi9-'®ufqrniaß 1 TRUST (PMPANyJ XCOM«(ftCi*IT«UST SAVINGS la Bp BANK J 1 Market at Sansome St. 8 d BRANCH. 1E 1 _ Mission at l6th.St\. 1 Specialists Investigated List Given Out by Board HERE is a partial list of "specialists" in Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles and elsewhere in California now under investigation by the state board of medical examiners: International Clinic, 139 South Main street, Los Angeles. Dr. E. C. Love. S. R. Cbamley. 436 Valencia street. San Francisco. Los Angeles rep resentative, George H. Richard son. Dr. T. H. Brown, 203 Mercantile place, Los Angeles. Dr. J. A. Moffitt, 522 Vz X street, Sacramento. H. E. Vreeland, 221 North Fourth street, Los' Angeles. Pacific Medical Institute, South Main street, Los Angeles. Dr. Clarence F. Howe, Dr. F. G. Sanborn. European Medical Clinic, Los An geles. A. C. Sims, manager. Henry E. MacCauley, Charles K. Holsman, A. M. Hamilton. Nat King, 832 Market street, San Francisco. Dr. Charming Cook, associate. Western Medical company, Los An geles. W. H. Lochman. I. Beach, 787 Market street, San Francisco. G. M. Freeman, 254 South Broad way, Los Angeles'. Ocean Park Cancer Sanatorium, 702 Spring street, Los Angeles. C. H. Barnes. California Medical company, Oak land. Dr. T. D. Hall, Dr. John Ball. Associated Specialists, Los Angeles. to cut this cancer out of the face of civilization. There is no man so low and so vile, in my opinion, as the man who strikes fear into the heart of a fellow man and convinces him he has a horrible disease, then turns his pocketbook inside out, bleeds him until he is fin ished and then turns his victim loose. Quack specialists are common in San Francisco. Every day their re ception rooms are crowded. If this campaign is successful Cali fornia will sing everlasting praise to the state board of medical examiners. » • * Dr. I,ewls Mlchelson —The fight which the state medical board is making against quackery is more than a mere battle against Individuals and their methods. It aims to protect and educate the public and is in line in its purpose and effect with modern reform. If the public could realize the m!s tf lheflUb Clias.Keilus & Co- Unci Tie- MARKET- STREET Again To-morrow Special fflm $18.50 jl * Many a man was sur prised this week to see what really fine suits these are, as well as the saving of $5 or more. We're selling 300 of them at $18.50 Our idea is to show more of the best dressed men in San Francisco that they can get all the style, quality and finest tailoring at this store without paying ex orbitant prices. The buying was so eager the early part of the week that the assortment was materially reduced, so we have added 200 more suits to the lot, in order to have sizes and patterns for everyone to-day and to-morrow, r and remember Saturday is your last oppor tunity to purchase one. Charles J. Dean, Charles K. Hols man, W. F. Blair. Therapeutic Institute, 732 San Fer nando building, Los Angeles. Dr. W. C. Finch. Associated Specialists. Pan Fran cisco, 721 Market street. Charles K. Holsman, E. L. Grossman, A. M. Hamilton. J. J. Keefe, Port land. Cook Medical company, 85 Third street, San Francisco. Charles K. Holsman, O. S. Essenson, Thomas Hartwell Brown, Los An geles; A. M. Hamilton, Los An geles. Jordan's Museum, 986 Market street, San Francisco. Dr. G. M. Freeman, Dr. E. J. Rice, Dr. Carlton Faull, Dr. J. J. Arberry, Dr. George Morton, 745 Market street. Dr J. H. West. 1027 Broadway, Oakland. Charles X, Holsman, M. H. Fleishman. Modern Specialists, 51 Third street, San Francisco. Dr. C. T. Rea. D. J. C. Lee, 1128 Broadway, Oak land. Globe Medical company, 773 Mar ket street, San Francisco. Dr. C M. Scott, C. A. Baxter. Brother Benjamin Medical Special lats, San Francisco. Dr. Charles Duncan Cramm. Dr. A. M. Hamilton and Dr. E. 1 . Grossman of Sacramento. cry caused by knowingly false diag noses made by these men It would back this movement with all earnest ness. The state board his always had in view the elimination of this men ace to health. Public opinion is all that it needs to carry it out. ACCUSES LAWYERS OF BLOCKING HIS AFFAIRS Haggi Anderson., a fireman attached to engine company No. 2 in Philadel phia in a letter addressed to Supreme Court Justice Kelly, accuses certain lawyers of interfering with him In his attempts to become reconciled with his wife, from whom he is sepa rated. In his letter he says: "We have our dear lord as an example. Thoy cruci fied him. This lawyer is trying to do the same to me."