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THREE DAYS GONE.
We've kept our resolutions linn.
We haven't broke one yet;
Bat how it makes a feller squirm
T* miss TIKINK THINGS! Yon
bet!
VOL. X. NO. 12.
Two Boise, Idaho, editors were yesterday sentenced to jail for ten days for the "crime of criticising judges." That's a strange charge on which to put men i n jail, but other things connected with the
case make it even more strange.
The iudges who made the complaint against the editors also acted as the judges in determining the guilt of the editors. Then just to make the proceedings truly Russian in their character, the same
judges decided upon the penalty to impose THE EDITORS WERE NOT GIVEN THE BENEFIT OF THE AMERICAN JURY SYSTEM. THEY WERE AT THE MERCY OF THE JUDGES WHO
WERE IN EFFECT PROSECUTOR, JURY AND JUDGE OF THE CASE. .
Of course the chances are 99 to 1 that these editors will never go to jail for even one day. Judges who have gotten themselves involved in this contempt thing during the past few years nave been mighty
glad to back up at the first opportunity, and some of their backing up performances have been rather amusing.
But despite this, the big fact remains that judges in a good many states of the Union still have the power when they are fools enough to use it to haul citizens into court, find them guilty without a jury
trial and sentence them to jail.
IT IS ALSO A FACT, HOWEVER, THAT THIS COUNTRY WON'T STAND FOR THIS RUSSIAN OUTRAGE ON JUSTICE MUCH LONGER.
IRON WORKERS MAY GO FREE ON BAIL
CHARGE SISTER
HAS STOLEN
TACOMA GIRL
According to United Press tlls
patches received by the Tinier to
day, beautiful Keatha Wattftui, a
sixteen-year-old girl who has been
a student in a Tacoma convene,
has been abducted from her home
in I.lls Angeles and the Tacoma
police have been asked by Cali
fornia authorities to arrest Mrs.
Violet Ake of Seattle and C. C.
Boxley of !■<••. Angeles, who are
alleged to have spirited the Wnt-
Non girl away and are supposed
to be in Tacoma today.
Warrants charging abduction
have been sworn ut against Mrs.
Ake and Boxley by \V. W. Wat
son, the father of the missing girl.
Mrs. Ake is a half sister of
Reatha Watson and until two
years ago lived with her husband,
a tile-setter, in Seattle. The Akes
were divorced and Mrs. Ake
brought her own little girl to Ta
coma, where she wag placed in a
NO POMP; NO SNOBBERY AT
LISTER'S INAUGURATION
But Everybody is Invited to Se and to Participate In the Cere
monies, According to Announcement Made Today — Na
tional Guard I'arade Left Out Owing to Unnecessary Ex
pense.
The Tacoma inaugural commit
tee, James H. Dege, chairman, to
day issued the following state
ment covering the plans for the
inauguration of Governor-elect
Lister:
"In compliance with the wishes
of Governor-elect Lister, there
will be no military parade at
Olympia when the new governor
is inaugurated on Wednesday,
January 15.
"It Is Governor-elect Lister's
wish that the ceremonies be as
simple as possible and that such
demonstration as may be made lie
entirely of a popular, civic char
acter. He feels that he is to be
governor of all the people and de
sires that the inauguration cere
monies be entirely free from par
tisanship or from representation
by any special class or organia
tlons.
"When the preliminary plans
for the inauguration were under
discussion it was proposed to have
the National Guard take part and
to have the naval militia partici-
FOR RENT
Why don't you rent that
house or furnished room,
it has been vacant long
enough. A "For Rent"
card in the window MAY
rent it, but a "For Rent"
ad in The Times wilt
SURELY rent it. Thous
ands of people read Times
"Want Ads" every day so
you are almost certain to
.obtain results. Dictate an
. ad to Main 12 today and
tomorrow you will no
longer need that "For
Kent" card In your win
dow.
TheTacoma Times
convent.
Last summer Mrs. Ake went to
Los Angeles, It appears, and she
and her young half-Bister, who is
said to be one of the handsomest
girls in the Southern California
city, became inseverable.
Day before yesterday the girl's
father received a letter from her
saying that she waß "going cast."
Mrs. Ake and Boxley, a wealthy
man who had been attentive to
both young womeji, also disap
peared on the same day. Boxley
slocked up his costly touring car
for a long journey, it is said.
Following these developments,
Watson immediately appealed to
the police and Tacoma authori
ties are today making plans to
head off the couple and Miss Wat
son should they stop here to re
gain possession of Mrs. Ake's lit
tle girl who is said to be still
in the local convent.
pate In the demonstration. Inves
tigation showed that In order to
do this it would be necessary to
incur an expense of several thou
sand dollars, which would como
out of the militia funds. Mr.
Lister, whose friendly interest. In
the National Guard and Naval
Militia is well known, takes trie
position thßt the funds of those
organizations are needed for oth
er purposes and that he does not
feel warranted in sanctioning the
expenditure of any portion of
them for a demonstration in his
honor.
"While some of the secret and
fraternal organizations have
planned to attend the inaugura
tion in a body, governor-elect and
the Inaugural committee prefer
to welcome such visitors as citi
zens rather than as members of
any organization. The committee
has arranged for special trains on
the railroads and special steamers
on the Sound but will not desig
nate any train or boat as official
and will make no distinction
whatever in welcoming every citi
zen who wishes to take part in
the ceremonies of inducting the
next governor of Waehingotn Into
office."
"The inaugural ball, which !s
to be democratic in character,
will be held on the night of Jan.
15 and citizens desiring to attend
may obtain invitations by Bend
ing their lists to Chairman Dege."
DYNAMITE SAFE
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
BBAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 3.—
The safe in the saloon of Adam
Zen Zen, was found dynamited
and rifled of Us contents, con
sisting of $100 In caßh and valu
able papers today. Teh safe was
wrecked.
For Tacoma and vi
cinity: Rain or snow
tonight or Saturday.
For Washington:
Rain or snow tonight
or Saturday; colder
cast portion tonight.
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
CONGRESSMAN
LEAPS INTO
SEA
REPRKSKNTATIVK WKDKMEY
KK COMMITS SUICIDE ON
liOAKI) SHIP liOl'NI) TO THE
I'NITKD STATES FKOM PAN
AMA.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 3.
—Representative Windemeyer of
the Second Michigan district
jumped overboard from the liner
Panama last night while tempor
arily insane. He was drowned.
The news was received here to
day by the war department via
wireless from the liner.
Simultaneously with the mes
sage telling of his suicide, col
leagues received a me-sKage that
Wedemeyr was en route here
from Panama in charge of an at
tendant, and that he was ob
sessed with a suicidal mania.
Wedemeyer sailed yesterday from
Colon.
No details of the suicide have
been received here.
Wedemeyer went to Panama in
December as a member of the
congressional inspection party.
He developed a hallucination and
attempted suicide, but was re
strained. After being taken to
the hospital at Ancon, Wedomey
er Improved and started for home.
Wedomeyer's defeat for re-elec
tion at the last election is be
lieved to have brought on brood
ing which weakened his mind.
Later information arriving here
was that Wedeim-yer jumped from
the Panama in Colon harbor. His
body was not recovered.
HE WAS WORSTED.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 3.
—Defeated in his plan to nom
inate Colonel Goethals, civil gov
ernor of the Panama canal, by
the certain opposition of the dem
ocrats, President Taft confessed
today that he had been worsted
when he told his friends that he
would not nominate the canal
builder, but would leave the mat
ter to President-elect Wilson.
Plucky Girl to
Sell Fresh Eggs
Via Parcel Post
Madclyne Rich.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 3.—"1
am going to put fresh eggs, home
churned butter and Tlllamook
cheeses on the market at the
prices they ought to bring." That
is what Miss Madelyne Rich, one
time salesgirl in a local store,
said today while telling newspa
per men of her plans for a "co
operative dairy store."
The elimination of the midde
man is Miss Rich's aim, and she
says that by having' the dairy
supplies for her store shipped to
Portland by parcel post from
farmers' wives she can undersell
the commission houses and yet
make a profit that will give her
a comfortable living.
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1913.
If +1+3=23!
HOUSE TOPPLES OVER;
ONE MAN KILLED AND
THREE ARE INJURED
(By United Tress Leased Wtr<O
SEATTLE, Jan. 3.—One man
was killed and three injured at
an early hour this morning when
a house, caught, in a landslide,
rolled over and over 200 yards
down the West Seattle bluff. The
THREATENS TO KILL
CITY EDITOR OF P. I.
SEATTLE, Jan. 3.—Entering
the nditorial rooms of the Post
lntelligencer at 7:15 o'clock last
night, C. L. Frank, a fireman,
pulled a revolver from his pocket
and leveling the gun at Joe Gil
bert, city editor, demanded $1,-
OOn in five minutes. Gilbert kept
up a conversation with the man
1913 WILL SEE BIRTH OF
TWO MUNICIPAL PLANTS
Two new municipal enter
priser the city expects to see ma
terialize during the year 1913
are a municipal farm and munici
pal cold storage plant.
The plans are being made for
the cold storage plant now, and
the city has over $100,000 with
TACOMA TRAIN
WRECKED
Suffering great agony \ from
burns and scalds sustained last
night In the wreck of a tacoma
bound freight train near Clay
City, Engineer William *unnell
of Tacoma is lying near death to
day in a hospital in Eatonville.
Fireman Roy Fruedensteln, 1045
East 4 3th street, Tacoma, and
Head Urakeman Bushey were also
burned but not seriously enougn
to warrant their being taken to
the hospital.
The wreck was caused by a
landslide, and occurred about 9
o'clock last night. It happened
within a few feet of the point
where a passenger train was de
railed three days ago on the Ta
coma Eastern tracks.
Fireman Fruedenstein probably
saved the life of his engineer by
carrying him to safety from tha
cab, where Bunnell had been
pinned in the wreckage.
T.R.&P. WINS
SEVENTH SUIT
The federal court Jury came In
this morning with a verdict for the
defendant In the case of Charle*
Lee ik'Uiim thp T. R. *P. cornpai.y.
making the slth case out of the last
seven tried In which the street car
company won out.
The John B. Stevens company is
this afternoon suing the Frankfort
Marine Accident and Plate Qlase
company for $6,000. Stevens paid
the amount to an Injured workman
and now wants the Insurance com
pany to settle.
GO UP TO PLANT.
Freeland, "Woods and Lawscun
of the city commission went up
to the beadworks of the Nisquaily
power plant today to look over
the reinforcing of the settling
basin.
Uody of John Larson, who was
caught when the house collapsed,
has not yet been recovered. Al
bert Christ, 60, Antone Nelson,
It, and Martin Jenso, 44, who
were also In the house, were taken
from the ruins fearfully bruised.
while one of the staff slipped
away and telephoned the police.
When the officers arrived they
had no difficulty in arresting the
man.
At the police station he gave
his age as 27. During the con
versation he kept Gilbert covered.
Frauk is believed to be insane.
w-hich to erect it ndjoining the
municipal dock.
Commislsoner Mills will start
jmit as soon as the weather ]>er
mita investigating a silo for the
municipal farm. It ha.s been ex
pottod to submit a bond issue for
tlu> municipal farm, but it is pos
sible one may be bought with
warrants so a bond issue will not
be necessary.
£
Minister "Cop"
Gives Bartender
an Awful Shock
: . . _«
i DES MOINES, la., Jan. 3. —A
Jovial bartender, not wishing to
»c lacking In courtesy to the "new
man on the beat," got the shocfi
if bis life the other night. He
offered a cigar to Raymond Chew,
x policeman.
The bartender didn't know
Chen that Policeman Chew is a
full-fledged minister. He knows
It now, along with the others in
Rev. Patrolman Chew's district,
and they all swear by him as the
best "cop" they have had.
Rev. Patrolman Chew has be
come a policeman for two years
so he may study social conditions
at first hand. He wag a farm
boy two years ago, when he de
cided to become a preacher.
HE DELIVERED
FIRST PARCEL
IN THIS CITY
JOHN O. SI.MOXS.
The first parrel delivery in Ta
coma under the- new parcel post
plan was made by Carrier John
(I. Simons, who lives at 5415
Lawrence street.
The parcel was a roasted chick
en neatly packed in a shoe box.
It was mailed from Colby,
Wash., and was received at the
local office at 12:07 yesterday.
Thirty minutes later it was de
livered by Carrier Simons at
home on Sixth avenue and Ander
son streets.
There was keen rivalry among
the local mail carriers to lie the
first to deliver a parcel under
the new plan. Every carrier was
hoping yesterday to find a parcel
In his pack. Simons, however,
who is a special man, had all the
luck in his favor. He was in the
office at noon when that roast
chicken arrived and he was sent
right out with it.
THEY WILL
BURY CATS
A new man will bury that old
cat in the alley for you now, as
the city has stocked up with new
sanitary Inspectors to take the
places of the men who went up on
Green river.
C. W. O'Flyng, formerly with
the Y. M. C. A., and Clarence R.
Foss, who had experience with
Uncle Sam in helping to clean up
the Panama canal zone, have been
appointed by the mayor.
PAY GOOD PRICES FOR
BIRDS AT POULTRY SHOW
If you had a rooster strutting
around the yard and someone
would offer you MO for him
would you take it?
Bet you would and be tickled to
death.
That Is what C. K. Smith
thought yesterday when he was
offered $4 0 for his white Leghorn
cock «t the poultry show. Later
he wu kicking himself all around
the coops for the bird won the
blue ribbon.
Now that the judges are getting
SNOW NOTB:
"Snow, snow oh beautiful snow,"
Gee—but that's foolish talk;
We rather guefts we ougliter
know—
HOME EDITION
IMMEDIATE
RELEASE IS
TO BE MADE
CHICAGO, Jan. —ll«-lea*e on bonds of Uio 38 labor leader*
convicted last week in Indianapolis on < oiispiracy to Illegally trans
port dynamite from the federal prison at Fort 1/eavemvurfh, Kan.,
whs ordered here today by JiiMticcs Maker, Heanian and Kohlsaat,
sitting as the United Stan's circuit court of appeals.
The court granted a writ of
supersedeas applied for by attor
neys for the convicted after a
long battle in which the attempt
to free them was bitterly opposed
by United States Attorney Charles
Miller, who declnred that if freed
from Leaven worth the union men
would flee the Country and could
never be extradited.
The court ordered, despite Mil
ler's objections, that a writ of su
iwrsedeas issue and that the con
victed men tie released immediate
ly on the presentation of the
bonds required.
Ryan's bond was placed at $70,
--000. The other convicted men's
bonds were, placed at $1(1,000 for
each year of their sentence.
Miller defended the rulings of
Judge Anderson. He warned the
court that the dynamiters If re
leased on bonds probably would
leave the country and that their
offense was not extraditable.
The court asked questions re-
Kardiiiß the size of tlie bond to be
required if the application for
bail were allowed. At 1 o'clock
an hour's recess was taken.
The government asked bonds
for President Ryan of the iron
workers of $70,000 or $10,000
for each year of his sentence. The
bonds asked for each man sen
tenced to six years will be $60,
--000, with the same ratio extend
ing throughout the entire list of
convicted men down to the one
year men at $10,000 each.
Besides the thirty days granted
by law, the court also granted the
convicted men another thirty days
for the preparation of their case
for appeal.
Justice Baker said this would
not prevent the appeal coming up
for hearing at the April term of
the court of appeals here. The
bonds must be given in Judge An
derson's court.
In reading the decision of the
court, Justice linker said thore
might be substantial error in the
trial so the convictions would not
stand. He said the court would
admonish the government in
cases where application had been
made for a writ of error and su
persedeas not to ask for immedi
ate execution of a sentence, but
to allow the defendants time to
make such application before their
commitment to prißon.
♦ MIIAVAUKKK MAN
■$> FOUND I>KAO <»
<8> NEW YORK, Jan. 3. — <S>
<$> Roawell Miller, chairman of <?>
<8> the board of directors of the <S>
i> Chicago, Milwaukee ft St. ■•
♦ Paul railroad, was found <$>
♦ dead today in his home here. <3>
♦ Heart failure is believed to <8>
<3> have been the cause of death. <$>
pretty well through with thetr
work Bales are getting lively. All
the real breeders of aristocratic
poultry expect to fix up their
"strains" by purchases at tho
show and some good prices are
being paid.
The show still Is attracting at
tention for Its novelties. Fred 11
--ton of Taooma has one of the
freak attractions in a bunch of
White Huscova ducks. They arc
ducks In everything except they
don't quack.
In the
Times
Next
Tuesday.
We had V shovel off the walk!
30 CENTS A MONTH.
FLOODS FEARED
IN VICHY
OF TAGQMA .
<?> Rain from 5 last night to ♦ -
♦ 5 this morning, 99 Inch. "♦
■•• Snow last night, 1 Inch. ♦
•> Fifteen feet of snow iv the ♦ ;
♦ Cascades. <% '
♦ Warm winds are melting '♦"
•■ snows and floods are feared. ♦
♦ Shifting of winds today <&
■■•• with clear sky helped condl- ♦■■
♦ tlona. ♦
♦ More rain or snow due to- ♦ I
■•> night and floods may come. ♦
♦ Wire and rail service is In ♦ '
■■•■ Rood shape. ♦
« «> ■$><?> «•<»> « *■*<?>♦♦♦♦♦♦
The steady downpour of ram
last evening over the whole coast
with the mountains full of enow'
sent the rivers up their banks la
a hurry. Western winds also :
helped to melt the snow and all
over the low places alarm began-'-:
to be felt lest floods come with
their usual damage.
This morning wind shifted to
the southwest again and the rain
■topped, which temporarily check
ed the danger of floods, but there ■*"
is no security .with all that heavy;
snowfall in the mountains. „-„-*
The weatherman says there ftf (
no indication of a freeze. , ,\
Railway men report their line* I
open yet but if the weather stay* 1
warm with the tremendous*,
amount of snow on the hills slidesX
may be expected with their usual
tie-ups. ,
The situation today Is fraught!!
with considerable danger. v IM
LONDON. Jan. 3.—The resif- *
nation of J. Bruce Ismay as preaU '■*
dent of the International Men- 1
cantile Marine company 1b accept
ed today by the board of dlree
tors of that concern. It will take
effect June 30, 1913.
Our j Off
SALE
on pattern suits posi
tively closes Satur
day night.
Next week we show
spring 1913 models
in winter fabrics.
Menzies &
Stevens Co.
913-915 Pacific *r
Tacoma, Wash.

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