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POLICE BOARD TO HEAR CHARGE MADE AGAINST OFFICER AIDING QUACKS be put before the police commission. How the specialists fleeced their Victims, even going to the extent of "X-raying their clothes," is told in detail by the former museum floor man, who is in business in San Fran cisco at the present time. Flick's statement, in part, follows: "While living in Chicago I was en gaged by a man named Giles, who said he was connected with the Cook Medical company in this city, to come jyest to manage the museum main tained by the company at 85 Third Street. 9 * .. .. * * ."The understanding I had with Giles was that I was simply to take care of tlie lower floqx. where the wax figures are kept. On arriving here I found the Cook Medical company was owned by Giles, C. K. Holsman and Dr. Otto Joslen.- * When 1 presented myself for duty they told me that in addition to the Work of caring for the wax figures I would be expected to interest patients and get them to go up to the offices of the "doctors' on , the floor, above the museum. In other! words, they expected'me to be what' I learned later is called a 'floorman.' PICKS OVT VICTIMS "I was to pick out victims and put ■ scare into them, and after finding out how much" hioney they had. send them upstairs, "Yfhere a casetaker ' would take them in hand and, with j the assistance of, others in the com-! pany, fleece the 'vjctlm. "Before proceeding with this nan a tive I will say' that many times when I a. floorman cap not • get from the. in-j tended victim his financial standing! t?;at the company lias- other means of j ascertaining his' rating.. instance: A victim goes up- j stairs. He is tQI4. to 'fllsrobe In one room. The case- taker takes him into another room,, presumably the opera- : ting room. While.'.he Is fn there an-' other employe goes through the cloth- j .-ing of the victim. By this way he find* .out how m»ch ready money he ) has with'hlr», and if.he has a bank-, .book., iotf. miwlr be.hjss in the bank. • f "This, in the la.ngua'g'e of the busi- j ne/:s. Is 'X-raying- a sucker.' Many I jtimes'the. sTgare change of the victim Is boldTy taken- from his clothes. I hav€'assisted In X-raying patients in ' the'Cook"-Medical' company's office at S5 Thir4 .Street./ :■ DIStJI.STED WITH METHODS "After aboijt : : 10.'inonths with the Cook company. -I became disgusted ; with the method's Of the concern. I felt sorjsy-fort-the men who came there and had .their-' money practically : :olen from* therh.' Instead of work ing Vor the firm. I began to tip off to , who; made frequent visits that ihes were being "skinned." "The break-:, came one day when I wised up" ;a' patient, and saved him j IftO after be-had - told me he had spent | $800 with, T':] H. Brown, at that time j manager Of the Third street office, i but ndw with One of Holsman's offices . Sn Los Angeles. | "This fellow', whose name was John 1 Jones,".- .cahn.e' to. San Francisco from j Chirfa.l -Brown gave him an examlna- > tion and told him he was in bad ' shape- snd- could not think of being j "married-'unless he took some of the treatments offered by the Cook Misd eal company.-. •'.'. '■. "Joneß'was thoroughly scared. He pecame a patient. : One day while on his- way''for. 1300, which Brown de manded for-further treatment, he told me he h.ad .already , spent 18-00. I lnti- } mated ;tb.' h.itn 1 "that If; I spent. that much . money; T '.w-oald- want ;to ' .see i some results'. .' -.He got wise and . Went' back andref-use'd to pay more. Brown suspected - , me,, and rrpm- thst' time on till I quit'a''few-days.-latpr they made life miserable' for. nje.'; '= C" "My quitting- the'company did not .end my troubles,'either. They found jjhat 1 had collected evidence against JMMee, who pretended to be a regis <s*JtsSed' dV>ct'or* a"nd . performed opera- ' tifll.s. They de.emed me. .a dangerous ma.n and began plans to -'get- me out 5-«yEthe country. One day 1. was caljed --*«£ the Market streat office of the com pany, at .No. 721, : ow.ned sin'd controlled by Holsman arid Otto Joslen. ■ • • .-• "Here. wUfi the latter, Joseph Ble's ser, manager of this.office", and'an at-' torney named Vassey and a, city de tective, I wasitQld.to- get out of townl "The detective did most Of .the talk ing. He tried .lo wcare. me ,and told me that he had thp goods on hie and I bad better depart .or he would take, me to . headquarters. -He was some what taken aback .when I arose from my chair and said.: 'All fight, come on, I am ready to.go-to headquarters.' " "He said, 'I have.no warrant but for you, but we are. investigating and you had better call at headquarters and see me once in awhije.'-" • •. • .• "I did go and sea hira and. he-.triec' to smooth things saying-that'T need not be afraid.' ' ; " '•"**.* + "I was further- harrassed by the Cook Medical : compahy- owners, who hired an attorney.and tried to fix up some kind of a charge" against me. They intimated they would have-nje arrested for practicing medicine in their Third street office. .But as I did not show any fear of any such procedure' they finally .dropped their efforts and attempted to buy me off to keep quiet. • •". .•'•' • AWAKENS DESIRE FOR JUSTICE "I took the evldence l had gathered regarding Giles and other cases dur ing my last few days with the Cook Medical company to the police, to the former state board of medical exam iners and their attorneys, but on, every hand at that time I was dis couraged and told I had no case. I felt satisfied that the quack 'stood in' with the" proper authorities and finally lost all interest until, I saw that The Call was in a campaign against them to the end. "I have as evidence In my posses sion now, and which can be produced at any time, several case cards with names, the treatment they received, the ailments they were told they were suffering from and how much money they were fleeced out of. "It has been, months since I worked with the Cook company, and the things I saw there makes my blood boil, and if there is anything I can do to assist the medical board and The Call in driving out of existence these charlatans I stand ready to do jo. I am not moved by a desire for revenge, but with a genuine hope of saving some unfortunate his money by expos ing the methods of these quacks who prey upon the ignorant. "1 could recite many cases where men were robbed. It was a common thing to have victims whose clothes had been frisked by the X-ray meth od, to return to the office with a de ft, trying to get money back which ha«i been taken from his clothes. Not only was money taken, but many times what Jewelry a pa tient had with him. So far as I could find out none of the victims ever got their money back. "The whole business of the fake specialists is based on fear and worry. If a patient can be scared into be lieving he has some awful disease he is easy prey for the specialists. They assure him they have the cure, and he wfll #0 to any end to get the money to pay the exorbitant fees charged. "In closing I will say that another Chenoweth Case "Victory," Says Dr. Pinkham Dr. Charles B. Pinkham, sec retary state board of medical examiners-—I consider tbe clos ing of the M. S. Chenorreth com pany offices a big victory. • This' firm of quack specialists has been one of the worst In the city. That the board, vrljb the able assistance of The Call, shonld be successful in driving the Chenoweth company out of business in one week simply shows what can be accomplished when a crusade is properly or ganized and supported by a newspaper like The Call. This Is only the beginning. We will close every office before we are through. way the specialists have of making the victim completely scared is the calling in of a 'European specialist who Is visiting the city.' Tbe patient ' will be told that the company's doctor j can not do anything for him, but they jwill call in this specialist from Europe, j who may be able to help him. I "An attache of the concern commu- I nicates with a doctor of a friendly ] office, and this doctor, dressed ex travagantly and bearing an Impressive front, calls to see the patient.. He j has been told what the victim is sup j posed to be suffering from. When ! ushered into the presence of.-.the pa i t'lent the visitor recounts trie symp i toms without an , examination, posi j tively convincing the poor unfortunate I that he is with a man who knows. "EIROPEAN" BUNKO GAME "The European specialist finally pronounced some hertofore incur ; able disease and names a high figure for a cure. The patient will be ready to sign a check, a note or give a I mortgage on his house, if he has any. 'The schemes worked in the Cook ! offices are many, but the few I- have recounted will serve to give a good idea of how thousands are fleeced of their money. The Third street office of the concern made $8,000 during.one month I was there. On one occasion they got $2,500 in cash and a note for $2,500 more from an old man in Oak land. Four days after they started treatment the old man died." State Medical Inspector E. A. Som ner is prosecuting quack specialists in Los Angeles for the state board ot medical examiners. Two bench warrents for the arrest of C. H. Holsman and T. H. Wilkin [ have been issued as a first step in i the fight in Los Angeles. The ! charges are "exhibiting obscene and ! lndeeent casts." : THANKS CALL FOR ! i CAMPAIGN RESULT Dr. W. W. Vanderburgh, president of State Board of Medical Exam }_The nerß passing of "Chenoweth" is a great victory for the board of medi cal examiners, and for The Call, but a .still greater one for the. people of the state. The advertising of this quack has been an insult to the in tel'lgence of the public. The board has caused the arrest Qf a number of fakers connectied with this firm, and in several Instances has secured convictions, but each time the court has imposed a light -fine and the concern continued to rob their vic tims. The Calfs campaign has been eminently successful In educating the .public. Now that lt is generally known what thieves these vultures are, convictions are sure to follow each arrest. We shall continue the campaign until all of the so called specialists, malpractioners. Chinese quacks and unlicensed physicians in California are driven out aa Cheno weth has been. On behalf of the board of medical examiners, I wish to extend to The Call our sincere thanks and aongratu latlons on the excellent results of the campaign to date. J/ICTIM OF QUACKS V HERE FOR RELIEF Wheedled out of his last penny by a quack specialist in Klamath Falls, Ore.,' Charles Georgia walked to San Francisco for medical attention, Ar riving "here yesterday. • Georgis applied for admission to the central emergency hospital. Only to .find he could not enter because he is a nonresident Georgis was referred to the University of California clinic, where he was cared for. The man Is suffering from an affection of the legs. He told a pitiful story of being at tracted to the specialist by the ex travagant claims. He was treated by the specialist for several weeks, until he had no money left, he says, and was then told to stay away from the specialist's office, although his trou ble was worse than when he started taking the treatments. Piles Cared In 6 to 14 Days Druggists refnnd money if PAZO OINTMENT falls to cure Itching. Blind. Binding er Pro trading Piles. First application gives relief. (Oc.—Ad»»rtl«ement. House Coats and Robes Always Acceptable Our show windows will indicate to you that we have the finest assortment in San Francisco of House Coats, Lounging Robes and Bath Robes (slippers to match). house Coats $4.50 to $25 Bath Robes $3.50 to $20 Lounging Robes $W to $35 Hastings Clothing: Co. Post and Grant Avenue THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1913 ONE IS SHOT IN TEAMSTERS' STRIKE INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 3.—The flrst bloodshed of the third day of the teamsters' strike occurred about 10 o'clock, when Eugene Rutledge, a white teamster, aged 18, was shot thro igh the leg, the bullet coming from the revolver of a strike breaker. Rutledge was standing on the side walk In front of a saloon when a coal wagon came along. Two shots rang out, apparently coming from within tlie sUIOQn. One strike breaker drew his weapon' and fired,and Rut ledge fell. . • •; • • '• That an,-effort will be made to move a large number of wagdns from' dif ferent supply establishments in the wholesale district became evident to day when between 50 and 100 -im ported strike breakers armed ' with clubs ." marched -from their quarters, headed .by C. Loeb, a professional strike breaking contractor from Cin cinnati. . ' J IS. OFFICIAL TO . : U ACT AS MEDIATOR WASHINGTON, .Dec. 3. —Jjohn./P. Densmore, solicitor • for . the depart ment of labor, was today appointed mediator- in the teamsters' and chauf feurs" strike in Indianapolis by Acting Secretary of Labor PosL Densmore has gone to Indianapolis, ' • Many Employes of iS. P. Are Laid Off Several hundred employes .of 'the Southern Pacific company have, been lopped off the payroll within the last two days and the annual fall re trenchment program has begun. The employes say the- layoff comes a bit early this fall and they point to the fact that in the. past the force has not been cut dqw-n until after the moving of the southern California citrus crops. Officials of the road said this morning that the.various depart ments will not be. trimmed down any heavier this year than before, al though rumor has it that the con trary is expected. President Wilson In Bed With Cold WASHINGTON, Dec. B.—Owing to a slight cold In the head President Wil son remained in bed today on orders of his physician. Dr. Cary T. Gray son. The president was suffering from a cold when he made the trip to the capitol yesterday to -deliver his address, and his physician told him to take no chances of Its making further progress today. MEN HELD FOR KILLING OVER WOMAN SHOW CONTRASTS Frank Falconi, who is on trial for killing pugilist; Mrs. Falconi, over whom the slaying came about, and their two children, Evelyn and Virgil, who are in court .as Ferrari makes closing argument urging conviction. MARY ASHE MILLER Accusations of murder are being faced in the superior courts of San Francisco today by two men who are thus lifted into .thrilling, dramatic conditions oX interest.-. Frank- Falconi,- who shot to death Etriilio de Vincenzl last March, and Arthur R. Coulson, who is "accused of •entering a. garage in .the small hours of a night In September, shooting the woman who was known as* his wife and killing a chauffeur. and garage •attendant, are the men on trial. Save that the crimes' are based on matters Involving the affections of women, there is practically' nothing of similarity between them. . That Falconi shot Is not denied, There'were many who saw it. Jn Cpulson's case the evidence is en tirely circumstantial. CONTRAST IN CASE •No ■ one living saw the majx who ended the two men's lives and wounded the woman, save the woman .Herself. Her testimony thus far has been contradictory, confused as well as confusing. . Falconi declares he killed because of the vicious stories circulated by De Vincenzl regarding his wife, the gentle little mother of his three chil dren. If Coulson did kill, lt was for the sake of a woman not his legal -mate, who was returning from a 12 hours' WHITE HAT"M CARTY SfIYS AKfIZ QUICKLY RID HIM OF AILMENTS Owner of Famous Racers Tries New Mineral With Great Success "White Hat" McCarty, who claims to have owned more trotters and runners than any other man In the world, is busy telling his friends around the court of the Palace hotel, where he has been almost a fixture since the early days of the old Palace, is shouting the praises of Akoz, the new medicinal mineral discovered by John D. Mackenzie, because of the prompt relief it gave him In treating rheumatism, neuralgia and stiff neck. When "White Hat" Isn't telling about having owned C. H. Todd, the ! winner of the American derby In 1887; i Sorrento, who finished second in the same classic in 1889, and Dexter Prince, for whom he refused $80,000, he is talking about the marvelous work done by Akoz. "Akoz is surely the goods," said he, "it cured me of rheumatism, neural gia and stiff neck. If there had been anything else the matter with me I am sure Akoz would have cured that. My neuralgia was so bad that I was nearly wild and could hardly speak. Akoz took all the pain out in a day. i Rheumatism in my foot was also knocked out in a hurry. A stiff neck responded over night in an applica tion of the Akoz compound. I be lieve Akoz will cure almost anything.;' "drunken carousal at the beach, and .the two men were innocent victims of his jealous rage. As for the two men themselves, no greater contrast could be imagined. FALCONI LOVES AND* HATES Falconi is a»sturdy American-Italian, virile, strong of temper and of right arm—and quick of both as well, one might say—loving and hating with Latin fervor. • It was easy to comprehend the ten derness with which he embraced his pale, slender, .little brown eyed wife t and his babies as they joined him In "the courtroom. Quite as easy to un derstand that after he had shot De Vencenzl five time? with an American revolver he stabbed him with a Jong Italian knife.. • After his case was called this morn ing he paid no attention to any one, except occasionally to give glances of hatred toward Attorney Ferrari dur ing the latter's merciless arraignment of him to the jury. Coulson is a tall, slender blonde, a trifle effeminate In his appearance, with a shifting glance from his pecu. liarly glassy blue eyes and a nervous ly deprecating smile. COULSON VISIBLY SCARED This smile gives at first the Impres sion that he has adopted the "I should worry" attitude of mind, but a min ute's conversation dispells that idea- He Is frightened half to death. ' : 1 w S(™KJP^K'tfek;' ..ski RAt "white hat" Mccarty Akoz has given exceptional satis faction in the treatment of rheuma tism, stomach trouble, eczema, ca tarrh, plies, ulcers and other ail ments. It Is sold by all druggists, Call Sutter 376 or go to 291 GjaTy street, room 309, for further Infor mation regarding this advertisement —Advertisement. He looks clammy with fear. His lips are moistened constantly, his chin, of the "spineless" variety, twitches. . His nerye never fails him so far as to-cause", him to say anything. His line of defense, he and his lawyers declare, is "not guilty," and beyond that he has not talked. Polle refusal to disclose anything is his invariable response. It Is difficult to imagine Coulson a murderer. If he is indeed so, the psychology of the case is fascinating. One more juror, the eleventh, was gained In Coulson's case this morning. He was Antone Garibaldi, 1728 Mason street. In Falconi's trial the attorneys are arguing and it is expected that the, case will go to the jury about 4 o'clock, RECREATION FOLK TO MEEI Civic and social matters will be dis cussed by the executive council of the Recreation league of San Francisco at tlie Hotel Bellevue luncheon tomor row. . • "38" PACKARD "48" Packard cars receive their High est endorsement from experienced users of other cars, who when driving a Packard ha*ve realized for the first time the nearest approach to complete motoring satisfaction. A prominent motorist—owner and driver of nearly every so-called high grade car produced in America or Europe—reported in a personal letter, after a summer of high speed and strenuous touring in a Packard "48": T did not believe it possible that such a perfect vehicle could be made. " CUYLER LEE Van Ness Avenue and Jackson St., San Francisco, Cal. LINCOLN HIGHWAY CONTRIBUTOR dAsk the'mariiivho owns one =S==s=sssS* j ORDERS FEDERALS TO GREET REBELS Villa Sends Assurances to Chihuahua That Life and Property Will Be Safe Contlnoe-d From Pace 1 sort, ordered Medina to the front- Then came Medina's* resignation. Constant appeals to the American consul are being made from Juarez merchants whose stores are beinp loot ed. Many of dollars' worth of merchandise have been- taken by Villa's rebela The Banco National has * opened quarters in El Paso, .refusing td do business in. Juarez with ViUa in con trol. Concessions are being revoked ana. given to rebel sympathizers. » Francisco Escuerdo, the foreign minister .of 'finance of the provisional government of the constitutionalists, left Juarez today for Matamoras, where he will organize the customs service under the jurisdiction of Carranza, the rebel. , • ■ • » . * . REBELS DYNAMITE RAILROAD VERA CRUZ, Dec. 3.—Rebels under Bufamio JZapata'today, attacked the interoceanic* railroad, dynamiting the station water tanks and burning the bridge. Zapatistas looted Much) Mar tinez in the state of Ptfebla, killing the mayor* and 17 citizens. Near Chietla a band of 25 federals was am bushed and* the lieutenant with 15 soldiers killed. • *. The arrival "here of Envoy Lind opens the way to a renewal of the ne gotiations,'with Huerta, if the latter takes the initiative. Lind today makes a report to Washington on the condi tions in the oil fields at Tuxpam, where he has been making a trip of .inspection. *,* * *•"•.*' •' The United States scout cruiser Chester, cruising on the east.coast of Mexico, put into port here today. \ ' ' BBBELS SLAUGHTER 27 MEXICO CfTT, Dec. 3.—-Twenty seven federal, soldiers and eight civil ians were executed today\at Jalpan, state of Queretaro, after the rebels had capttired the place and the garri son of 19 soldiers and eight -citizens were shbt. "General" Figueroa, for mer bandit, rebel chief, who had been negotiating with the government, joined the" constitutionalists. . H- S." KU'aei. an Amerfcan employed by the Watel--Piprce Oil cpmpany, and ar-. rested at San Luis Potosi, charged"with' being a rebel spy, was released today. Reports that Dr. Urrutia, known .as "the firebrand .statesman of the day," will re-enter the Huerta cabinet "were renewed today when he asked to be relieved from his duties as head of the government medfcal school hos-, pital. As this institution is* con trolled by the* federal government, the senate* will have to act'upon the* .resignation': .'. t • The war department today 'pub lished an order transferring General* Pornrlo Diaz from the retired list to" the active list. , » . JAPAN POSTPONES J INCREASE OF ARMY TOKIO, Dec 3.—At a meeting of the cabinet today action on the war minister's scheme, for strengthening the army was postponed until 1915. The proposed loan of $8,000,000 for government electric works was sanc tioned and ft was decided to float the government loan in the spring. Prince Yamaguta tendered his resig nation as president of. the privy coun cil. He will probably be succeeded 1 by Marquis Matsukata. Is Not Guilty of Killing, but Insane CINCINNATI, Dec. 3.—Robert Huber, the Chicago jeweler on trial for the murder of John Kunzelman, a wealthy Mount Healthy realty dealer, was found not guilty today, but the jurors decided Huber is insane. DOUBLE PLATOON URGED The Berkeley city council has been asked to establish a double platoon system in the fire department. Chief Kenney says that until the matter Is beyond the experimental stage, only three additional men will be required to put it into operation. Burglar Will Get. Second' Sentence" Wfm*m aaamuaaen will come he fore Judge Donahae of Oakland to morrow for big second sentence to San j Quentin on a charge of burglary. He j waa given a year in the prison recent- Ily for the same charge, and fell into hla old ways as soon as he was re leased. The court denied him proba tion and declared his case hopeless. CouglvV < B At this season of the year ■ H when' throat and lung troubles H m are prevalent, you should take H . 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