VOL. X. NO. 13.
CHARGES SCHOOL FUNDS WERE JUGGLED
O. J. Zimmerman of Midland,
■who ran for office on the school
board In district No. 304, which
Is In Midland and didn't get
enough votes, today caused war
rants to be issued for the arrest
of the three men who -re school
directors, B. B. Binning, J. H.
Moore and Otto A. Slpple.
Zimmerman swears that the
three have sold real estate to the
school district which they per
sonally held interest in. This act
Is in violation of a state law, he
It is charged that Binning
gained $330.80, Moore $90 and
Sipple $39.75 from the real es
It is said that similar viola
tions have been discovered in 39
different school districts, the to
tal amount of state funds involv
ed amounting to nearly $25,000.
Prosecutions are on the way.
Specials in the Day's News
(By Vnited Press Leased Wire.)
I.OS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 4.—Six citrus growers are named
today b> the Citrus Growers' association to go to Washington to ap
pear before the senate finance committee to argue' against possible
orange and lemon tariff reduction.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 4.—Funeral services for Miss Guade
lupe Liomlnguez, 84, heir to a $20,000,000 share of the famous Do
miniiuez ranches, will be held tomorrow from St. Vibianas cathe-
SEATTLE Jan. 4.—The "pinless clothes line" will soon he
manufactured here, according to E. .1. Echternach, a dentist. Ei\iter
nach recei\ed letters patent for his invention Thursday. His clothes
line is galvanized wire construction which provides an automatic
manner of holding the clothes fast.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Jan. 4. —As a result of a recall election held
hero. State Senator Marshall Itlack. accused of embezzlement from
the Palo Alto Building & Loan association of more than $200,000,
Is today ousted as a state official.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 4.—The Roynl Rosarians, uniformed
rank of Portland Boosters, arrived in Los Angeles today from San
Diego and were at once taken on a sight-seeing tour of the city.
CHEMAT7WA, Ore., Jan. 4.—A protest has been received from
the Indians on the reservation here against the noisy manner in
which their white neighbors celebrated New Year's eve. In every
past year the protest has arisen from the whites.
PORTLAND, Ore.. Jan. 4.—A Portland firm is dally turning
out COO "non-skid" rubber heels, calculated to do away with lamp
supporters and making less noisy the course of a Jaggy hubby from
the front door to the bedroom.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4. —Lusty lungs saved Jerome Tallant.
He was stopped by a highwayman and yelled so loud that people
for four blocks poked heads out of windows to look for the liou.
Highwayman beat It.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4. —The Pacific Cat club exhibition
nearly broke up in a riot. One spectator brought in a dog. Meow!
Pfiff! Then a battle royal. Police restored order.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4. —Hundreds of eggs rolled into Los An
geles postoffice sub-stations yesterday in the parcel post. They
came from Santa Barbara. Checking proved that not an egg was
cracked in transmission.
PASADENA, Cal., Jan. 4. —Eddie Mullens and Norman Jones
employes of a Pasadena hotel, have signed for a 30-day contest in
which each must eat 24 oysters daily to qualify for a final. Betting
FOURTEEN PERISH AS BIG
SHIP SINKS IN COLLISION
(By United Press I-<:im,| Wire.) The British steamer Indraukulka
BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 4. — is reported to have rescued First
Fourteen members of the crew of Mate Hunt and six sailors, and Is
the freighter Luckenback are re- bringing the survivors .here
ported to have lost their lives in Captain Gilbert and wife and
the sinking of the vessel off Tan- Second Mate Breen are reported
gler island, in Chesapeake bay, among the missing.
TACOMA TO HAVE CHICK
EXHIBIT AT FRISCO FAIR
Tacoma and iis tributary |«oul
try farniH are to have a special
chicken exhibit at the Panama-
Pacific exnoftition at Han Fran
cisco in 1915, if the suggestion
made last night by C. V dill of
this city at the 10th unnual ban
quet of the Tacoma Poultry as
sociation is carried out.
More than 60 chicken fanciers
Failure on the part of William
H. Kalberg to provide for
wants of his wife and Infant
daughter, was considered suffi
cient ground upon which to grant
Mrs. Anna Kalberg of Tacoma a
divorce by Judge Clifford today.
This divorce will be the last
granted by Judge Clifford. He
baa recently been assigned 'tne
criminal department of superior
iurt and the Kalberg case was
me last on bis old docket.
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THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
(IJy lulled Press Leased Wire.)
LONDON, Jan. 4.—Declaration
that hope for peace between the
Balkan states and Turkey had
entirely vanished was versed here
tonight by Bulgarian Premier Da
neff after he had dined privately
at the Carlton hotel with Reschid
Pasha, the leading Turk envoy.
Daneff admitted he tried to con
vince Keschid Pasha of the futil
ity of further parleying by the
Turkish envoys but failed. Earlier
In the day Premier Daneff had
announced that hopes for a settle
ment of the difficulties were
<8> IT WAH HIS WIFE <J>
3> (United Vrcss leased Wire.)
■?> SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4. <S>
♦ Answering a matrimonial <S>
♦ advertisement, Gluseppina <£
<?> Marchesa got a reply. He <3>
''? made an appointment and <$>
<$■ when he went to keep it <?>
♦ found his wife, whom he <«>
♦ hadn't seen for ten years. •$
of the Northwest gathered at the
Tacoma hotel, where was spread
the feast that was voted the best
of the entire 19. Nearly a score
of women were present.
There were 16 speakers. W.
H. Reed, county commissioner
elect, said that although he was
not considered a master In the
art of chicken raising, he believed
he had some very original ideas
regarding the business.
The cigarette glowed and died,
glowed and died, against the
wlndowpana on a Seattle street.
Someone was puffing it in the
darkened room beyond.
Patrolmen Gauntlet and Hess
were "i>oundlng the sidewalk" at
3 o'clock this morning, when,
glancing up at the deserted house,
they saw the apark which flick-
BOY MARVEL A LIVING ILLUSTRATION
OF BRAND NEW SYSTEM OF EDUCATION
Interested in "kids?"
Well, the Times lms discovered, out in the California mountains, n real boy wonder. Mentally
and physically, he's a riniil for liis ajje. Just pant four, he is ready for the third yriidc of ordinary
grammar school work and lie hasn't been in school one day in his life. His mother, for ten years
a teacher, has worked out a brand new system of mental and physical training, with result* that
Think of a baby glorying in geography, histoi'y, mathematics, the classics; discussing p«'li
tics, world events and his work—a four and a half years!
The Times is going to tell you all about Haven Hart, in three COW— served by Mark I<ar
kin, I'ai in. Coast corres|M>ndcnt, who went up to investigate the child marvel of the Coast Range.
Larkin's stories of what he found contain things astonishing and entirely new.
If you're interested in kids as a general proposition, you'll find the stories absorbing.
If you're i«rticularly interested in modem educational systems you'll find something to set you
to thinking. For tlie lad's mother describes her own system and points out what she believes to be
weak spots in our public schools.
The Times introduces you to Haven Hart in today's issue. The second article appears Monday.
BY MARK LA UK IN.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 4. —
Hart is a "wonder." In many re
spects he is probably the most re
markable boy of his age in the
world. He Is four and a half years
old, weighs 5 0 pounds, and is
45 1-2 Inches tall—nearly four
feet. He reads the classics un
derstandingly, writes letters,
works examples in arithmetic,
and discusses topics of the day.
He has never been to school a day
in his life, and never will go, al
though his mother has been a
teacher 10 years.
When this baby boy was three
years old, ho had memorized the
Lord's prayer. When he was three
and a half, he could tell time,
and at three years ana ten months
he wrote his first letter—wrote
it without being told to do so and
without any help or suggestion
from his parents.
This remarkable child knows
every letter in the alphabet, but
not in alphabetical order. He
knows his multiplication tabie.
Besides reading and writing, he
models in clay, makes frankfurter
sausages and other things. Of ttie
classics, Shaltespeare and Long
fellow are his favorites.
Haven is well versed in geog
raphy. He is able to name the
countries, oceans and imi ortant
cities. He knows the states of
the United States, their capkalH,
their industries, and the import
ant places of interest in each —
like Yosemite and Yellowstono
park. His progress to date cor
responds to the third grade work
Patsy O'Brien, Tacoma's best
known newsboy, who died of
heart failure New Year's night,
was burled today from St. Leo's
church, here hundreds of friends
gathered to hear the last rites of
the Catholic creed read over the
TACOMA YOUTH WAS GOING TO SHOOT HIMSELF ANYWAY, HE SAID
ered on and out like a revolving
light glowing through a mist far
out at aea.
The same thought occurred to
both officers, "A stick-up man."
The deserted house ie a large
one, standing on an eminence on
Seneca St., near Terry. The bay
window would make an excellent
lookout for a highwayman lying 1
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, I<)i:j.
Miss. O. I), ll \K I.
At 9 o'clock the cortege left the
parlors of HosKa-Buckley-King
for the church, here the ceremony
took place at 9:30.
Loads of flowers, sent by Tit
coma people who had long been
patrons of the little "newsy," ac
companied his body to is resting
place in Calvary cemetery.
in wait for victims. From it he
could look down upon the side
Hess crept 'round to the rear
door, and when he whistled
Oauntlett entered by the front
way. Flashing his light, the lat
ter officer found a young man
Bitting in a new wicker chair in
the front room, which, »aye for
of grammar school. By the time
he is seven and a half years old,
his mother, who is educating him
through an original system of her
own, claims that he will have
completed the work that is pre
scribed for tho grammar grades.
The knowledge Haven Hart has
acquired has not spoiled the
charm of childhood. Educating
him has not cowed him like a
trained dog, nor has it Killed Ills
individuality. Instead, it has
made him a husky, rollicking,
red-faced kid, with his bump of
mischief as well developed as his
bump of knowledge.
,(By Vnttpd Tress fipasrd Wire.)
[BAM IAIIS OBISPO, Cal., Jan.
4, — Three men were instantly
k|lled today at Port San Luis by
the premature explosion of a dy
namite blast in the Pacific Coast
Bkilway company's quarry.
' The dead are Foreman Joseph
Gregory of the quarry gang and
two Austrian laborers, whose
names have not yet been learned.
(By United I'i.ss I *■»*.< I Wire.)
1 SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4.—
.Charging that Lincoln Beachy,
the daring aviator who figured
prominently in the international
aviation meet here, treated her
wtith cruelty ever since their
raarriag in 1906, in Detroit, Mrs.
*4ra. Beachy filed a divorce com
plaint against her husband today.
' Beachy was served with pa
the chair, was destitute of furni
"Throw up your hands!"
The command was obeyed half
The man complied.
"You fool!" said Gauntlett.
"Why were you to flow? I might
Leaving the curve at North Ta
coma avenue and Nth street late
lMt night, Old Town car No. 128,
rattled across the pavement, tore
up the sidewalk, and leaped down
a li.Vl'oot embankment, to bring
up in a mud sump at the button
hall' buried in mire.
Not a person was scratched.
A lonely passenger, who was
re-turning to the city on the car,
which was the last to cover the
tracks last night, crawled out of a
window and walked home some
what bespattered with slime, but
Motorman K. P. Dillon and
Condutcor A. \V. Bowman Bar
ried to a telephone and notified
the company's barns of the car's
Until after daylight the car lay
in its muddy berth. When ex
tricated it was found to have only
a smashed window for the night's
NEW YORK, Jan. 4.—Com
bining the phonograph and mov
ing picture machines, Thomas A.
Kiiii-im demonstrated today at his
laboratory in East OrftßfS, N. .T.,
his most recent invention—the
kinetophone. Seven reels of films
were run through the machine,
and each character's voice was
reproduced, growing louder as
the performer aprroarhed the
lens of the camera and vice versa.
LONDON 7, Jan. 4.—Miss Estelle
\V. Stead, daughter of the late
William T. Stead, who perished
in th© Titanic disaster, claims 10
have received a number of mess
ages from her father's spirit In
the past few weeks.
"My father tells me," she de
clared, "that he is working where
he is just now, the same as lie
did here, for the promotion of
world peace. Being untrameled
by a physical body and able to
be here, there and everywhere,
he is working and influencing by
impression. His latest message
' 'There is a heavy work in
front. Do not imagine the Turk
has left Europe yet.' "
HIM TO DEATH
THE DALLES, Ore., Jan. 4.—
C. P. Rowell, logging train en
gineer, is dead here today as the
result of an engine on the Port
land Lumber company's road
overturning and pinning him un
derneath. Escaping steam liter
ally looked him to death.
Howell was a prominent lodge
man here, and was unmarried.
Cousins E. Perry Rouse of Ta
conia and Roy Perry, wanted In
Minnesota, were in the Pierce
county jail together for an hour
last night, Rouse having been ar
rested by Sheriff Longmire on a
charge of being an absoconding
He was released after produc
ing $900 bonds.
Sheriff Antone Johnson of
Long Prairie, Minn., arrived here
this morning to take Roy Perry,
who lg a fust cousin of Rouse,
bark to the Gopher state. He is
Perry Is accused of having stol
en money from a saloon while the
bartender wag absent.
have shot you."
"It wouldn't have made any
difference," said the man. "I was
going to shoot myself anyway."
At police headquarters the pris
oner gave his name as Keith
Wtliiamg, hlg age as 26, and his
home as Tacoma. He says he
quarreled with his people, who
Tacoma, 100,000 popilation.
A gain of 10,000 in the last two years over the federal cen
That Is the belief of the city commission.
Polk's directory calculation Rives the city 102,500 now.
Controller John Mrads todayasked the council to find out Just ;
how many the city has bjr taklnga census.
Bond buyers Dexter Hortou &
Co. of Seattle and Bolger, Mosser
and Willaman of Chicago have
both asked the city to determine
if the city has 100,000 people.
The city will refund the old
water and light bonds, amount
ing to over $2,fi00,000, thin
spring and if the city hag 100.00U
people they will be available as
securities for Massachusetts »av
ings banks and will bring a bet
For that reason council niay
order a census taken.
Meads thought the city had
enough public spirited citizens
who would give a day to take the
He proiosed putting three men
In each precinct in the city.
If the city had to pay men It
would cost probably $2,000.
The whole matter wan referred
to the mayor and Commissioner
Mills, who will take It up with
the Commercial club and see what
can be done about it.
In 181;; 645 new water consum
ers were gained, which means
645 new homes. And there are
dozens of homes built in outlying
sections where there is no water.
Light department statistics are
even more encouraging. There
are 579 rpore light customers of
the city now than one year ago.
WINS $2 PRIZE
The $2 prize for the "best five reasons why Tacoma is a Rood
plae« to live in" is awarded to Yvonne Russell, 12 years old, of
712 H South I) street. Yvonne is in the ■'Sixth A." grade at the Em
She wins the reward on this basis: 20 per cent for neatnees of
her Utter; Id per cent for compliance with all conditions of the
contest; 10 per cent for brevity and conciseness, and 60 per cent
for ROT treatment of the subject.
Here is her winning "five reasons."
"lan. 1, 19 13.
Contest Editor: Five reasons why Tacoma boys and elrla
should be proud of their city:
"I. Clean, sanitary and healthful streets.
"I, The strict curfew ordinance.
"3. The beautiful view of bay and mountain.
"4. The excellent schools.
"5. The improved fire department.
Others whose letters are considered worthy of special mention
for general excellence are: Anita Peterson. Charlotte Merrill John
Hammer, Ruth Wadsworth, Mary McNiel, Cecilia McNiel, Wayne
Cutler. Julia Raymond, Altie Cronkrite. Klla Lundby, Joe Dolman,
Julienne \\ adsworth, August Kageler. Urettaa Tonneson and Lewto
(Hy I'nited Press Incased Wire.)
MOBILE, Ala., Jan. 4.—Be
cause an engine of a New Or
leans, Mobile & Chicago railroad
passenger train proved too heavy
for a trestle at Leaf, Miss., caus
ing the structure to collapse, two
persons are known to be dead to
day and a score injured.
<$> WRATH SITUATION. #
4>.. Freeze checks flow of <f>
♦ waters. ; . •■ #
<$> Snow glide ties up G. N. «>
<& In Cascades and may delay <$>
<«> trains for three days.' • ♦
$> N. P. and Milwaukee run- -»■
♦ nlng trains through. *
♦ Slides delay trains on Pu- <$>
* get Sound electric. ' ; ■ <§,
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♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦«■<«>*♦♦♦♦
are prominent, and came to Se
attle Tuesday, went broke and
entered the deserted house to get
out of the cold. He la expensive
ly and fashionably dreßged. He
denied later that he had intend
ed to commit suicide. A loaded
revolver was found in his pocket.
The police are investigating.
30 CENTS A MONTH.
The controversy of residents of
the Roosevelt Heights section of
the city over street grades reach
ed the stage of fisticuff* In the
corridor of the rlty hall today
when Ed J. Donahue smote
Charles Sevlar on the cheek, after
Serviar had "pushed" him on the.
Serviar wants the grading done.
Donahue does not.
The council Monday ordered
the work done but the remonstr*'
tors are not satisfied and cams
back today. The petitioners came
too. They met in ttie hall and
clashed. Serviar laid his hand on
Donahue's shoulder and told him
he would buy the lot* adjoining
his place and shut off his access
to the outside world. Donahue
answered with a rap on the jaw.
Then he followed It up with
choice language. Insisting Savlar
was an "old skunk" and other
For Taeoma and vi
cinity: Fair tonight
Fair tonight and Sun
day, colder cast por
Saturday to a Real Es
tate Bargain Day" in the
Timea. Today the very
best buys are offered you
by the live real estate
firms of Tacoma. Read
them and take advantage
of the good buys they are
offering. Read "Times
Want Ada." for profit.
Use them for results.
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