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Grand Larceny Charged in Quack Warrants
01 ETHEfi
Warrants charging grand larceny
were issued against two quacks in the
employ of the Cook Medical company.
&5 Third street, today.
Back of the felony accusations that
•will be prosecuted by the state board
£tf medical examiners is tbe story of
the robbing of an innocent victim by
the "X-ray" system of holdups prac
ticed on patients by the clan of medi
cal charlatans.
Los Angeles police have been asked
to arrest Dr. L. H. Brown, one of the
men who performed the operation,
who left San Francisco recently. The
attorneys say the case against him la
a good one.
The victim went to the offlce of the
<"ook company with detectives, but
was unable to identify any one there
as the second man wanted.
Warrants charging grand larceny
served upon two quacks in the em
ploy of the Cook Medical company, 83
Third street, today made the face of
the bold manager, Charles K. Hols
man. white with fear and uncovered
the gunpoint system of "X-ray" hold
ups practiced on patients by the clan
of medical charlatans.
How the faking doctors wheedled
and scared him into submitting to a
minor operation to cost $12.50 and
how they brought him out from un
der the ether cone and made him
sign a check for $115 as he lay
stripped on the operating table, after
the "outside man" had "X-rayed" his
pockets, is related in the statement
of Eugene Barghelatto, the young
Italian victim.
\o WArnxo for ward
instead of going before the grand
jury at its meeting tonight with a
dozen victims, Louis Ward, attorney
for the state board of medical exam
iner?, which is back of the bitter fight
against quackery in California, de
cided to start the felony charge prose
cutions in police court in order to get
immediate action.
"We want to show the fakers in
the Cook concern we have some cards
up our sleeves." Ward said, discussing
the new warrant against the much
harrassed Cook Medical company,
which is said to be owned by the
notorious Dr. Otto C. Joslen. "Th»*v
threaten to open their rotten museum
of anatomy again and fight the case
through the high courts. The board
wants to »how them it intends to
keep the Diaee closed for good."
Here is the story of the Italian
victim, whose meager savings went
Into the strong box of Joslen, Hols
man, et al.:
"One day I was walking along
Third street. There were some fig
ures in tsaa windows that I was curi
©us abou, I went up closer and
looked iassfde. I saw a figure of a
man In •» dark box, so you couldn't
tell exactly what it was around it.
There was a piano playing. The
t-igns said, "for men only," and I
didn't have anything to do, so I
walked in. 1 never was in a place
like it before. First the figures were
Just freaks. There was one group
of wax figures that showed a court
martial. The wax casts of diseased
heads and limbs and 'bodies sickened
me. I leased up against a showcase
and a man came and asked me if I
felt all right.
"I didn't feel all right just then, but
there wa* nothing wrong with ir.e.
H" ield mm / ought to see the doctor
ay. He said it paiu to be sure
and that it cost nothing to find out,
so I let him lead me upstuirs.
"They examined me and convinced
me I ought to be operated upon. This
was to cost $i 2.50. So 1 undressed
in ore room and was put en an op
erating table in another and they
gave me an anesthetic. Tr> a little
while f woke upt awfully sick. They
said they ovjldn't do it for %it.»o and
said I wouM have to pay $1 IT. They
hecj| made out op the bark In
which I haw *n. v money. I don't know
what ma*-- *>c sign it. i *>'O0 half
dazed and ->«tak from the anesthetic, 1
I think.
"They made me stay for two day* in
a *»jrt of hospital they had, and when
I got out they had cashed their check.
"When 1 went in I had my bankbook
in my pocket, but I didn't tell them
about it.'
The Only Evening Paper in San Francisco Having Both the Associated Press and International News Service
City Prisoners Beat
Nob Hill Epicures to
Wild Duck Dinners
Fish and Game Officials Raid Mar
kets and Carry "Contraband"
Off in "Black Maria"
The duck dinners which epicures at
the leading hotels and on Nob hill had
sharpened their carvers and their ap
petites for will be served to 176 pris
oners in the city tanks Saturday, and
policemen who know feel sure that
a wave of petty crime is likely to
sweep the city as the direct result of
a game raid which officers of the
state fish and game commission made
today on all the leading markets,
hotels and saloons, where 500 cold
storage ducks were confiscated.
A patrol wagon loaded with the
tender, frozen birds was backed up
to the city prison, and a score of
trusties have been set to work pick
ing the feathers and preparing the
birds for the big feast.
Dr. Boyes Ordered to
Cease Annoying Wife
Dr. Herbert D. Boyes, with two
friends, entered the apartments of
his wife. Lillian Boyes. at 970 Post
street on November 24 and caused her
such, nervous suffering that Judge
Cerf today signed an order forbidding
Boyes to molest or annoy her. Mrs.
Boyes has a suit for divorce pending
In which she charges that her hus
band, who is a dentist, loved wine
more than he did her. The dentist re
cently filed an answer declaring that
he is unable to pay his wife $50 a
month temporary alimony and deny
ing that he treated her cruelly.
In Battle With Mad
Dog, Two Are Bitten
SAN JOSE. Dec. 11.—Mrs. T. C.
Copeland, wife of a wealthy merchant
of San Jose. an<j Dr. T. V. Healy were
severely bitten during a fight with a
mad dog at the suburban home of
Mrs. Copeland and are awaiting the
shipment of Pasteur serum by special
messenger today. The dog and a num
ber of cats which had been bitten
were shot. Doctor Healy had been
called by Mrs. Copeland to attend the
dog and was attacked immediately
upon his arrival.
Gold Mining Magnate
Shot by Assassin
|By Associated Press.
JOHANNESBURG. Union of South
Africa. Dec. 11.—An attempt was
j made today to assassinate Sir Lionel
I Phillips, the leading gold mining
j magnate of South Africa. Three shots
I were fired at him. One bullet lodged
in his neck and another in one of his
thighs. His condition is declared to
be not grave. The assassin was ar
Bodies in Mine Slide
Found by Rescuers
By Associated PreȤ.
CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo.. Dec. 11 —
The bodies of Samuel Sorenson and
Patrick Kevany, two of three miners
killed In a recent slide of rock in the
Golden Cycle mine, have been recov
ered by rescuers. The body of Frank
M. Woods Jr. previously had been re
250 Natives Perish
In African Tornado
By Associated Press.
FREETOWN. Sierra Leone, West
Africa. Dec. 11. —More than 250 natives
perished today when a terrible tor
nado blew 20 canoes with some 400
natives on board out to sea. The
cable ship Sentinel rescued 136 of
them, but no trace of the remainder
was found.
The San Francisco Post, its
name, good will, circulation
and subscription list and Asso
ciated Press membership have
been purchased by The Call
Publishing Company. Its name
has been changed to The San
Francisco Call and Post, and
under this name it will be de
livered hereafter to its sub
GET $400
With an explosion which awak
ened the entire neighborhood, two
safecrackers dynamited the safe at
the Cave saloon, 135 Macdonald ave
nue. Richmond, at 4 o'clock this morn
ing, making their escape with $400.
The entire rear part of the building
was wrecked and particles of the safe
were blown in every direction. Posses
of police are scouring the hills for
the bandits.
Entrance to the saloon, which Is
owned by J. W. La\ ton, was gained
by forcing the front door with a
pick. Once inside the safe crackers
made quick work of their job.
Heavy charges of dynamite were
plated in holes which had been bored
around the combination and a fuse
applied. The detonation which re
«ulted awoke the entire neighborhood.
J. Vance Price, a painter who lives
next door, rushed to the street, think
ing there was an earthquake. He
saw the wrecked building and two
fleeing forms of the bandits.
He shouted for them to stop, but
they ran toward the Santa Fe tracks,
carrying a bag containing the gold.
He said that one safe cracker wore
a linen duster, while the other wore a
checked suit and was short in height.
With these descriptions the police
began pursuit of the yeggs, but have
obtained no clews, although all rail
roads are guarded and the hills are
being scoured.
Hetch Hetchy Report
By Lane for President
WASHINGTON. D*c, 11.—The Hetch
Hetchy bill, passed by both houses
of congress, has been referred by
President Wilson to Secretary i.ane
for a report. When that is received
the president is expected to sign the
bill. ,
Organization of engineering
force to begin actual work on Hetch
Hetchy water supply system will be
started next week. City Engineer
O'Shaughnessy will arrive here Mon
day from Washington, and take
charge of the engineering details,
which have to be arranged before the
dam can be built and surveys made
for the conduit.! It is probable that
O'Shaughnessy will resign as city en
gineer to become head of the water
commission, in order that the work of
the $40,000,000 project may be rushed.
Schmidt's Father
Weeps When Ignored
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 11—The aged
father of Hans Schmidt, who came
from Germany to help his son, now
on trial for the murder of Anna Au
muller. wept in the courtroom today
when Hans ignored his presence.
The prosecution continued the pre
sentation of evidence to show that
when Schmidt killed the girl he fol
lowed a carefully premeditated plan
and acted in a way that proved him
sane. Schmidt's counsel, against his
will, it is said, are trying to prove
that he was mentally irresponsible
for these acts, which lie has con
Arrests End Guerrilla
Warfare With Strikers
CALI'MET, Mich.. Dec. 11—Guerilla
i warfare which raged in the south
I range district of the copper miners'
strike zone was ended today when a
force of deputy sheriffs invaded sev
eral towns there and made 12 arrests.
The only person injured was Timothy
i Driscoll, a deputy sheriff, who waa
•hot and seriously wounded when he
I and other officers attempted to force
'an entrance into a union hail.
Acting Mayor Thomas Jennings receiving bill of sale from Secretary J. B. Leighton of the Presidio and Ferries line. The partici
pants in the midnight ceremony are: Left to right—Superintendent Cashin of the municipal railways: Slyvester McAttee,
assistant secretary to the mayor; acting Mayor Thomas Jennings, Supervisor A. H. Giannini, J. B. Leighton, Edward Rainey,
mayor's secretary; Supervisor A. Koshland, C. S. Laumeister of the board of works and Supervisor Dan Murphy. Below is a
conductor turning in the last night's receipts to the old company.
Los Angeles Court Convicts
Promoter of Using Mails
to Defraud
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 11.—Dr. John
Grant Lyman of Chicago, New York,
London, and elsewhere, promoter of
the Panama Development company,
was found guilty in the United States
district court this morning on one
charge of having used the United
Sttaes mails to defraud.
On five similar charges the jury
gave a verdict of "not guilty." Spe
cial Assistant United States Attorney
Regain asserted that the government
is entirely satisfied with the verdict.
Dr. Lyman was charged with having
obtained approximately $30,000 from
persons who desired to purchase Pan.
ama lands. He will be sentenced in
two weeks. The maximum penalty is
five years' imprisonment and $1,000
fine. The minimum penalty is $1 fine
or one day's imprisonment.
Clothes and Clock
Are Burglar's Loot
SAN JOSE, Dec. 11.—Had Mr. and
Mrs. George Ballantyne been sleep
ing Instead of visiting neighbors last
night they believe they would have
found themselves without clothes this
morning. As it was. a burglar took j
all the clothing in thetr home at 524 j
East St. .lames street during the !
evening. They reported the burglary
to the sheriff this morning. Even the
clock was stolen from the wall.
Mrs. Ballantyne I* noted as a local
Engineer Puts on Full Steam
When Ordered to Stand and
Deliver Near Willits
SANTA ROSA. Dec. 11.—An attempt
"as made to hold up the passenger
train on the California Pacific rail
road out of Willits last night.
The train was slowing to a stop
near a lonely water tank in the heart
of the redwood forests when a masked
bandit stepped from the brush, and,
covering the engineer with a shot
gun, ordered him to stop the train.
Instead of complying the engineer
pulled the throttle wide open and
dropped down into the cab calling to
the fireman to do likewise.
The bandit ran into the brush with
out firing a shot.
A large amount of money destined
for the lumber camps' pay rolls is
said to have been on the train.
Sheriff Byrnes and posse are on the
trail of the man.
Here's a Proposition
For Ambitious Boys
Join The Call's sales force.
It's growing larger every
day and every member is
making money. It's easy,
pleasant and instructive
work. Come to see the cir
cj-tlation manager at The
Call office and find out all
about it.
Presidio Road Now Part of
Fast Growing Municipal
San Francisco lias two municipal
railways today.
The Union street line, taken over
at midnight, has joined with the
Geary street road today in pouring a
steady stream of nickels into the city
treasury. Operation of the Union
street line did not cease for a moment
when it was taken over at the expi
ration of the 25 year franchise.
The passage of the Presidio and
Ferries railway from the hands of a
private corporation into municipal
ownership was attended by informal
but impressive ceremonies, Which
took place at the offices of the road in
the carbarn in Gough street near
Union. Acting Mayor Thomas Jen
nings delivered to Secretary J. B.
Leighton of the company a city war
rant for $50,000, takan from the earn
ings -of the Geary street line. .
In return Jennings was handed the
bill of sale. The full price, not to
exceed $350,000 is to be settled by ar
Representing the city were acting
Mayor Jennings, Edward Rainey, sec
retary to the mayor; Assistant Secre
tary Sylvester J. McAtee; Commis
sioner C. S. I>aumelster of the board
of works: Municipal Railway Super
intendent A. Cashin, and Supervisors
Murphy. Koshland and Giannini. For
the Union street line there were pres
ent T. H. Mullin, construction super
intendent: Isaac F. Kidd, superin
tendent: Dennis Collins, assistant su
perintendent, Frank Hull, assistant
secretary, and Secretary Leighton.
A short ride was taken on the first
Union street car to travel under mu
nicipal ownership, on which both city
and company representatives paid
their fares.
By the terms of the purchase the
city takes over 29 cars, roadbed and
track, shop equipment and stores, in
cluding extra rails and switches. The
car barn was leased under a separate
Posses Close in on
Bandits; Shots Fired
sheriff of San Luis Obispo county to
day appealed to Sheriff Nat Stewart
for help in running down two armed
highwaymen who last night held up
the postmaster at Edna and robbed
him of $200.
Shortly after the robbery the sheriff
and posse from San Luis Obispo
county trailed the men into Blucher
canyon, where several shots were ex
changed, but in the darkness the rob
bers easily evaded their pursuers and
are supposed to have headed for Santa
Marguerita mountains.
Sheriff Stewart and posse have
taken up the trail, and with the
northern posse blocking escape from
that end, it is expected a capture will
be made.
Have you tried a Want Ad in The
Can? It brings results. Phone
Kearny 86, Want Ad Dept.
I San Francisco*«
*. ..."
Boasts of his feminine conquests
today cost Arthur G. Annesley his
home. Mrs. Ida M. Annesley. his wife,
was granted an interlocutory decree
of divorce by Judge Griffin.
As manager of the Pacific Porcelain
works in Salt Lake City Annesley re
ceives $300 a month. He must pay
part of it to his wife, who lives at
1733 Pine street.
A cafe singer won him from her,
Mrs. Annesley testified.
The most extreme form of the
cruelty charged by the wife was An
nesley's habit of telling her his prow
ess as a heart breaker. After boast
ing, he told her his affairs were none
of her business. She testified he
slapped her when she rebuked him
for his conduct with other women.
Besides the decree and alimony, the
wife gets two pieces of property in
San Mateo county.
Her story was corroborated by Mrs.
Leon Goldman, 1554 Green street.
Stanford Poison Case
Stirs Coroner's Anger
SAN JOSE. Dec. 11.—Physicians
who were called into the Stanford
University poisoning case are ac
cused by B. E. Kell, coroner of
Santa Clara county, of neglect of
duty In failing to notify him of the
death of Miss Ruby Morse Lynch of
Ames, lowa.
"Physicians should not sign death
certificates and boards of health
should not receive such certificates
when death is due to poisoning." he
Kell may order an official Investi
gation of the death of the sorority
girl. His action will depend on the
outcome of a conference he will hold
with A. M. Free, district attorney.
Senator Fair's Niece
Dies of Gas Poison
COLUMBUS, O, Dec. ll—Miss Bar
bara Hart of Car uthersville. Mo., died
this morning aa a result of gas as
phyxiation. Her death occurred at al
most the time set for the funeral of
her grandmother, Mrs. L. B. Hart of
Worthington. 0.. who was found dead
Tuesday in the Hart home at Worth
ington. Miss Rachael Hart, sister of
the young woman who died today
and who was also overcome, is be
lieved to be recovering.
The Misses Hart, nieces of the late
Senator Fair of had re
cently inherited ar legacy of $600,000.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. ll.—Fears
for foreigners in Mexico City were
increased today by two startling de
First, government officials began
an anti-American campaign with the
evident intention of uniting hostile
Secondly, reports to the effect that
Zapatistas who had been held at bay
south of Cuernevaca had decided to
attack the Interoceanic railway.
TAMPICO. Dec. 11.—Effective steps
to guard the safety of Americans as
well as other foreigners here (taring
the fighting between rebels and fed
erals was taken today by Rear Ad
miral Fletcher. A safety zone for all
foreigners was assigned under the
guns of the American vessels. Ad
miral Fletcher notified the leaders of
both sides that fighting was not to
be allowed near the neutral territory
or near valuable property. "This or
der must be obeyed," was the man
date of the American commander.
Both forces complied with the order
during Wednesday s fighting.
The cruisers Chester and Tacoma
took up a position in the river today
with marines from the heavy draft
warships aboard to be landed at the
first sign of danger to foreigners. All
British and German citizens have fled
from the city to boats in the harbor,
except those compelled to remain on
shore for business reasons.
MEXICO CITY. Dec. 11 —The rebel
attack upon Tampico was repulsed
with heavy slaughter, according to
an official statement issued here to
day. It is reported that the land
forces, assisted by the gunboat Tam
pico, repulsed the rebels.
By Associated 1 Press.
PRESIDIO, Tex., Dec. 11.—The taki
ing of civilian refugees across the
river into United States territory and
the building of defenses in anticipa
ton of a rebel attack at Ojinaga to.
day proceeded actively in the Mexi
can village opposite Presidio, where
the bulk of the Huerta government
troops in the north have concentrated
to decide upon the next move in the
By Associated Press.
HERMOSILLO, Sonora. Mexico, Dec.
10 (via Xogales, Dec. 11). —Regarding
the proposition for elections in Mex
ico as proposed by an elenient in
Mexico City, General Carranza merely
reiterated today his former words,
that he would accept no compromise
whatever with the Huerta govern
By Associated Press.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 11.—The fed
eral war department claims today to
have received information that the
rebels retired out of range of the
federal guns at Tamplco after mak
ing several fruitless attempts to take
part of the city, but believes that
the rebel attacks will be resumed to
The Are of the rebel attacking force
did little damage at Tampico, it is
stated at the war department, but it
is admitted that several shells ex
ploded within the city and its sub
In a fight at Coco, 60 miles to the
west of Tampico on the San Luis Po
tosi line, the federal troops succeeded
in driving the rebels off after a brisk
combat, according to reports from
railroad sources.

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