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REAL ALARM DURING FIREMAN'S BALL 1
.
The grand march at the firemen's ball
had just started and Chief l'oyns had
taken his place at the head of the long
line when the clang of the tire alarm gong
on the stage rang out. Many ladies found
themselves minus a partner and did not
realize for a moment what had become of
them. The blaze proved to be only a
chimney tire near the corner of J and
Seventh streets, but gave opportunity to
hundreds of people to witness the uncer- '
tainty of a fireman's life. Assistant Chief
Breummer and 15 men made the run but
were back in a few minutes.
There were prol>al.ly 1,200 people in the
hall. In spite of the dusty floor fully 200
couples participated in the dance. The
music was goo-.
The tap ol the gong at headquarters for
8 o clock sent the horses to their places
eager to race madly out into the darkness
but, contrary to expectations, they were
TACOMA GIRL
IS HONORED
Miss Josephine Holgute, second assist
ant librarian at the facoma library -or
nearly five years, has been offend a po
sition as assistant in the state library, to
fill a vacancy caused by the resignation
of Miss Potter.
Mian Holgate entered the city library
during the administration of Librarian
Jennings, and from her long service is
widely known. Mi H Holgata said that
the offer had come ok a great surprise to
her and she had not yet decided what to
do. She is the daughter of John Hol
gate of the United Suites customs ser
vice and resides at 25(Ki South Fifteenth
street.
START WORK
ON BRIDGE
Work has been commenced by the
Northwestern Uridge company on ilie
Puyailup bridge near Puyailup." The new
bridge will be about a quarter of a mile
down stream from the old one and vie
cost complete with the approaches will
be about ijSIo.OOO. The town ol Pojrallup
will pay for the approaches. The cost
of the county work will approximate $12,
--000. The new bridge will be a combina
tion structure of wood and iron, resting
on four steel cylinders five feet in diameter
and thirty feet high.
The iron from the old bridge will be
used in rebuilding the Alderton bridge,
which was washed away about a year
ago.
OFFICERS INSTALLED
The newly elected officers of State lodge
No. 68, Fern Hill lodge No. 80 and Ivy
chapter No. 43. Order of the Eastern Star,
were formally installed last night. The
last two held a joint installation, which
was an elaborate affair. Monday evening
Lebanon lodge No. 104 will hold its annual
installation, which will be made in public.
Yesterday at noon about 16 men who
have been raised to the degree of Master
Mason in Lebanon lodge during the past
two years, under the present past mas
ter, C. A. Snowden, called upon him at
his office in the Berlin building and
presented him with a very handsome
past master's jewel. E. A. Lynn made
the presentation speech. The jewel is of
gold, enameled in white, with settings of
sapphire and moonstone.. Mr. Snowden
is usually quite eloquent, but there was
apparently an impediment in his speech
when he attempted to make some reply
to the men yesterday.
MAINUMDEH HAS
CHANGED HANDS
The Pacific Coast Steamship company
yesterday bought the steamer Mainlander
THE KINGS OF CINDER PATH TO MEET
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. M.—What
Bhould prove a battle royal, the meeting
of Arthur Duffy, king of the 100-yarders,
and Archie Hahn, the Michigan university
flyer, is scheduled to take place in New
York January 30. when the indoor track
meet is pulled off.
Duffy haa never met his equal. He holds
records galore, his most wonderful per
formance being his 100 yards in 9 3-5 sec
onds. Last season the Georgetown wonder
wae forced to go abroad to get into sprints,
having outfooted everything in the sprint
held back and compelled to go slowly up
the hill to Germania hall, where they
stood until the run was made later on.
With the white team on the hose cart it
was quite different. They were stalled
on the stage. Time and MKD the gong
rang and they sprang into their places.
Between the alarms the team stoo^ in
their stalls with outstretched necks and
etn pricked up, apparently enjoying the
situation, until late into the night, when
"Old Billy." yawned time ami again, seem
ingly anxious for the 2 o'clock car to
leave.
The hall was very prettily decorated and
the tinted rays from a splendidly executed
bell suspended from the center of the room
fell with gorgeous effect upon the dancers.
Many visitors from outside towns were
present and nearly all of the city officials
were on the floor. The program was a
successful one from beginning to end.
from the Western Navigation company.
The Mainlander was built by Crawford
& Reid of Old Tacoma and has been for
several years on the Tacoma-Vancouver
run.
ANNIE RQONEY
IS FREE AGAIN
Annie Rooney, one of the best known
characters in the Northwest, left for Se
, attle last evening on the steamer Flyer.
COMMISSIONER SKINNER AND EMPEROR MEIELIK
OF ABYSSINIA ARE BECOMING VERY THICK
EMPEROR MENELIK.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 31.—Re
ports by cable from Robert P. Skinner,
who is at the head of the state depart
ment's special embassy to the court of
! Emperor Menelik, of Abyssinia, indicate
CRUEL BLOW TO CZAR NICHOLAS
ES BABY BOY WAS BORN DEAD
BERLIN, Dec. 31—The crudest blow
that could have fallen has descended on
Nicholas 11., czar of all the Russias.
The world knows that his imperial ma
jesty has prayed for years that his wife
might present him with an, heir to the
ing line on this side.
Archie Hahn has covered the 100 yards
in 10 seconds flat, two-fifths of a second
■lower than the champion, but for him
it is claimed he has never met a man
who could force him to distend himself.
President Liginger of the Milwaukee
Athletic dub. under the colors of which
Halm will run. is convinced that the west
ern lad can give Duffy the time of his
life for a few seconds, and the club will
defray the expenses of the star sprinter
to prove the president's opinion.
THE TACOMA TIMES
She has made Seattle her home for sev
eral years and has become so addicted
to the use of liquor that she has been a
constant inmate of the jail. A lew weeks
ago sue was xent to the asylum at Steila
• .'.mil Drink had caused a mental col
but she has been released.
She declares that she will let drink
alone from now on, and if she will keep
her word she can stay out of jail, a» she
is never arrested on any other charge than
drunkenness.
At one time, dressed in a sailor's uni
form, she worked as a cabin boy on a
deep ie« If tl, and is 'Known in every
port of importance in th« world. She came
from a «ell known Kastern family and is
an accomplished musician, but ran away
from home to many a variety actor. Some
time ago rumor had it that she was dead
and Seattle newspapers said more kind
things about Annie than she had ever
heard of. All was taken back when she
appeared alive.
ORDERED DEPORTED
Lee Wong, the Chinaman who was giv
en I hearing yesterday afternoon before a
United States commissioner, as unable to
show any certificate of registration, was
was ordered to be deported. His attorney
has given notice of appeal to Judge Han
ford. Lee Wong lias been in the moican
tile business at Port Townsend for 20 year*
and he may be able to prove that he Mr
longs to the admissible class.
COTTAGE PRAYER
At the Y. M. C, A. rooms the committee
of the federated churches on cottage prayer
meetings met yesterday. It was decided
to divide the city into six districts and
have sub-committees, with the assistance
of a pastor within the district, to carry
on the work.
I H. W. WALES.
(hat tile mission will be entirely success
ful. Having secured the ('inporor'sjirojn
ise to attend the fair at St. Louib next
rammer, Mr. Skinner is nuw negotiating
;i commercial treaty.
In the meantime his party ia lodged
at the Palace lias (Serges, one of the
handsomest of the royal mansions at the
capital, Adiaabera.
All along the overland trip from the
ocean, Mr. Skinner has been given the
most flattering attentions, and his escort
of marines and servants have been feasted
and dined and wined.
The journey to the Abyssinian capital
was nearly 300 miles, much of it through
throne, and the birth, dead, of a boy baa
made thm Christinas a sad one in the house
of the Romanoffs.
Four daughters have blessed the married
life of Nicholas and the czarina. Before
each was born his majesty hoped that it
would be a boy. Each time he was disap
pointed.
It was said that owing to the failure of
his royal mate to present him with a
male child an estrangement had resulted,
and the name of a handsome actress was
CZARINA OF RUSSIA.
mentioned in connection with that of
Nicholas as the reason for his unfaithful
ness.
Than the woman, whose name wat on
every tongue in Europe, was suddenly de
ported—royally provided for, to be sure —
but banished, nevertheless, and the world
ffU informed that a reconciliation had
been effected between the imperial couple.
About thin time the czar became very
devout. He attended church daily and
J offered up prayers that his hopes might
be realized.
So passionate was the longing of the
master of the east for an heir that his
desire w;is echoed through every reigning
house in Europe. Every one hoped that
his wish would be granted. As the fateful
I day approached the feeling became inten-
BRICK BLOCK
TOJE BUILT
A ?20,000 brick block is soon to be
erected on Pacific avenue by .1. B, si, win.
a local hay. grain and commission mer
chant. The new building will join the
block he now occupies at '.M.'fti Pacific
avenue and will have a frontage of IIKI
ieet on Pacific avenue and will be 120
ieet deep.
CONTRACT SIGNED
The Tacoma Kailway &. lower company
•igned and furniahed a bond today for
tlw contract that the city awarded it eev
i-ial month* ago tor hiniiahing electric
power for the new pumping station at
South IVtconia.
SMOLALEM IS RESTLESS
The late events which the Indian mur
derer, Smokalem, has jwisseil through seem
to have greatly allVctcsl his nerves. He
believes that his daughter ll in ihe jail
ami often calls for her. Upon several oc
casions il lias been almost impossible to
convince him that ha did not hear hei
voice. The Indian's counsel has filed *
motion to withdraw the plea of guilt)
which was at first made. In an affidavit
' accompanying the motion the attorney
states that the plea was entered while
Smokalem was greatly excited and wag
mentally ami physically prostrated: also
that Smokalem had had no opportunity
to receive counsel for a lawyer before
ordered to be deported. Hie attorney
I R. P. SKINNER.
wild country infested by wild animals and
| jemi-barbarous people. Emperor Menelik
'. &&&, however, prepared for the coming of
the Americans, and his soldiers almost
lined the route of travel.
Mr. Skinner carried with him many
presents for the emperor. Among these
is a net of splendid firearms from President
Roosevelt, as well as a number of novelties
' such as would appeal to a person so far
from modern civilization as is the Negus.
| The invitation to attend the world's fair
was inscribed on a silver plate three feet
long.
Mr. Skinner is accompanied by his
brother-in-law. H. W. Wales, who acts in
! the capacity of private secretary.
sified, and when it was announced offi
cially that the stork had arrived too late
to breathe life into the royal child's body,
the grief of the czar was uncontrolable.
Since that time the ocarina has been in
retirement, and has recovered slowly
under the care of her physicians. The
czar has aged greatly in the past few days,
and it is said suffers horribly from de
spondency.
PUG NEW YORK
FOR CONVENTION
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 31.—A1l
eyes now appear to be on New York as
the most likely place for the meeting of
the national Democratic convention next
year. Sentiment among'leading Democrats
here has reached the point where only a
determined movement by leading New
Yorkers is needed to crystalize it.
Party leaders throughout the country
are looking, to the leaders in New: York
city—Mayor-elect McClellan, Charles If.
Murphy and Patrick 11. MeCarren —
make some move toward obtaining the
convention. Democratic leaders ana rep
resentatives in Washington, when inter
viewed on the subject, after expressing
their favorable opinion of New York as
the convention city, usually ask:
"But is New York making any organ
ized effort to get the convention? Why
is not some committee appointed? New
* ork would have everything it* way." .
Boomers of western cities are using the
same well-worn argument that they have
used for many years —the question of lo
cation and the long distance some of the
delegates would have to travel.
Chicago despite the statement that the
hotels will largely advance rates during
convention week, is still a close second in
the race, and the Chicago boomers never
fail to call attention to the "central loca
tion" of their city.
The fact is, according to the number of
delegates attending the next national
Democratic convention, the aggregate num
ber of miles traveled would be less to
OOO'SI -{ll"J A 1 oanoiiQ "I UB laoA1 aoA **N
miles. The delegations that would have
to make the longest trips are largely from
the states sending the fewest number of
delegates. '
Many of the southern delegates would
have as easy if not an easier trip, and the
far western delegations would have only
24 hours added to their journey.
• According to the last census, more than
half of the population of the United
States live within 25 hours of New York.
In and about New York itself live 3,437,
--202; within two hours, 6,500,000; within
six hours, 12,500,000; within 12 hours 22,
--500,000, and within 25 hour* 41,583,000.
NORTHWESTERN Detective A«*,l£E'
•36-7 CW. Blk. See u». Tel. Black 1825.
MISS JULIA MARLOWE IS DISGUSTED
Miss Julia Marlowe has closed hnr pen- |
son and it is not unlikely that she will
never appear on the stage again. "Fools
of Nature," the play with whie.i «hp opon
ed the season, proved a Failure and Miss
BANK WRECKER ANDREWS IS FREE
AFTER ONE YEAR IMPRISONMENT
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 30. T Nothing :
hag stirred up th« state of Michigan in a
long time like the parole by Governor
.Bliss of Frank c. Andrews, the bonk
wrecker, who has served only about a year
in the penitentiary for ruining hundreds
of people.
'L lie governor thinks the man's wonder
ful money making genius will be sufficient
and that in a short time he will be able
to reimburse those who lost by his crook
edness. ■:. , '. I*7, r ji-ii
The people of Detroit and all over Mich
igan are intensely indignant over the act
of the governor. There are three other
indictments against Andrews, and many
demand that Andrews be arrested and
tried on one of them, but lawyers claim
that under Michigan laws a paroled pris
oner may not be arrested on an old charge,
and that Andrews is, safe. -' Prosecuting
Attorney Hunt is not so sure of,this, and
says be will examine the law carefully. If
he finds a loophole that' will 'permit it, he
will cause the arrest of Andrews, r
People generally do not accept the gov
ernor's reason tor liberating the convict.
They say he simply
REPAID A POLITICAL DEBT.
Andrews was at the head of the "rip
pers" who manipulated the legislature in
the interests of Uliss two years ago. It
was a part of the same deal that made
D. W. H. Moreland, now under indictment
for alleged crookedness, head of the de
partment of public works in Detroit and
put Andrews at the head of the police
department. To sign the ripper bill and
evade steps to prevent it, the governor
got up at midnight. The political careers
of Andrews, Moreland and Governor Ulisg
have been closely interwoven. .
Andrews came to Detroit about a dozen
years ago from a farm. lie was an over
grown boy, ignorant of the ways of the
world, awkward, shy, bashful and not con
sidered very bright. "
He got a job in a. broker's office. In
five years he owned the office. Another
FRANK C. ANDREWS.
year found him at the head of a hank.
A lew months later he owned gold and
silver mines. Then he branched out and
secured stock in more banks. He next
began to promote and build railroads,
both steam and electric. He dabbled in
\e-sel property. He became a wonderfully
luckly ■peculator. 11 in career was bril
liant and he was the envied of every young
■peculator In Detroit.
J liH career as ■ speculator was daring
and dasliim.'. He ignored the advice ana
intention* of the oldest and most con
servative (peculator! In the city, 110
founded a sehoold of (peculation of his
own. Young men followed his lead, lie
made money rapidly and showed others
how to make it. Soon he was reputed to
he several tunes a millionaire.
Then came the terrible slump in the
copper market. Andrews was heavily
loaded with copper. Be saw the pi ici)
ko down, but he tried to stop it. He
bought more and more. There was a. time
when, if the market had gone a» lie hoped
and expected it would, be would have
made a fortune. It broke the other way,
however, and Andrews was ruined. Then
I lie hank of which he wa* vice president
closed its doors. Andrews had misapplied
practically all of the deportti in the bank.
His ■hortage was 11,006,000. He was ar
ainl tried on a charge "' niaappro
priating $8,000, one of the smallest of hia
Operation*. He Ml convicted and sen
tenced to state prison. He said and his
friends mid he would not stay in prison
long. It seemed kBOWO then that he
would be paroled soon.
While in prison Andrews waa treated
Mnrlowe was unable to eeoure a play which
suited her. She nays that she has given
up her search for the great American
ilrnin.it isi and is going to write a few
plays herself, just to show people- bow it
ought to Im> done.
with the greatest consideration. lie was
made (ink of : the; hospital. : lie t had a
private office and a private sleeping r00m,".;
far different from the ordinary cell*. His
office contained a"telephone and Andrews?
whs in daily * communication with hi*
friends in Detroit. The spirit: of specula
: tion' had not;been broken', and i lie con
tinued to speculate. - lie operated' through;
a Detroit broker, using the telephone to':"
make his deals.' It is said he made ■ com-'
fortable :■. fortune ; out jof ■ his: »p<'culatio]i» '.
since he went to prison.:'- :. v :
- It is also ■ commonly; believed • that An-.;
draws still has a large part of the $1,1500,
--000 which he ) got; from the bank he ;
wrecked. It could never.be '
TRACED OUT OF. HIS HANDS.
Now Andrews it free,'practically a rich
man. ;•, The j depositors •in ■; the bank * were |
mostly poor people, ?; Hundreds 'of • them *
were; ruined and many; were' driven) mad.'; 1
Others killed themselves, because,-; in*their/
old age,'they,;foundithey;were penniless. \
It was a bitter blow to many. " Shopkeep-:
era were driven to failure. j. Small factories;
were; forced , to 3 suspend i and • men t were j
thrown out of employment. ' The wreck- ]
ing of that bank wrecked ', many,, homes,!
and its influence has not ceased yet.
WORK COMPLETED
B. W. Gilmore. formerly of Tacoma, has'
just finished ■. a big contract at. Los An
geles, building the grandstand and paddock .
at the new Ascot park. The fact that the:
contract called for 100 - feet . of; asphalt
pavement and that the work wan finished
in eight days is a remarkable feature of it.
LAWSUITS EAT UP
VAST ESTATE LEFT
BY AUSTIN CORBIN
ItIVEUIIEAD, L. 1., Dec. 31.-TW
estate of Austin Corbin, the Long Inland
railway magnate, who died 1 about' eight
years ago, has dwindled from $5,000,000 to
something I*« than $200,000. , :
The decrease is attributed to the law
suits brought by his daughter, Mrs, Anna
Corbin ' Borrow*, who has; been' fighting
the other member* of the family in; the
settlement of ■"' the estate ever since tho
probate of the will.
-•■ In every instance Mrs. Borrowe ; has
been defeated, both in the surrogate's
court and on appeal, and, while a part of
the cost of all this litigation comes*'out
of her own pocket, it is not ho great as
the loss entailed upon the other legatees.
Nathan I): Petty, surrogate of Suffolk
county, has just made a decree settling the
second ■ judicial accounting of the; execu-'
tors and trustees of Mr. Uorbln'a estate,
which is another defeat' for • Mrs. Bor
rowe.
Mrs. Anna "W. Corbin Borrow*, the con.
testant, married Jlallctt Alnop Borrow*
in 1890. She was defeated in 1001 in her
efforts to oust the executor* of her father's
will, whom she accused of mismanaging
the estate.
Specialties at the
Edison Theater
914 0 NOc.'l, Tacoma Theater Huilding.
First Class Family-
Vaudeville for Ladies
Gentlemen and Children
Km tire ('li.iiikc of PtOfHUO every Monday.
Matinee 3 p. m. Admission 10c
Evening 8 to 11. Admission 10 and 20c
R. E. Anderson & Co.
117 Eleventh St.,
TACOMA, - WASH.
Mortgage Loans,
Fire Insurance,
Rents Collected,
Real Estate.
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