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DON'T be glum, even if the snow did
jar you a little today. Turn to
the Times' laughing section on
page four and have a little chuckle;
there's a laugh there.
VOL. X. NO. 15.
STEAMER SINKS; 38 OF CREW DROWN
<S> January 6, big snow day. <S>
<$> Eight inches fell yesterday. <?•
<s> Chinook winds now threaten bad floods, <$>
♦ Railway trains are late. <»
<s> Sport of the coasters spoiled. <?>
It looked yesterday as if tiie unmial Januiiry snow was jinin^ to
be n record-breaker, inn the arrival of v warm chinook wind from the
l\a< mm ocean last evening changed the whole program, and instead
ft! -l« I^lll illim; the people will now have to be looking for floods.
January is the snow month fur Taroma.
I in- snowlall yesterday was s indies. Januai-y (>. 1012, it was
7.. indies. January 7, lUUO, it timed up with •> inches, and by
January 11 it had I- inches of the beautiful on the ground, with a
couple of weeks of good sleighing.
January 6, 1899, however, still
holds holds the record, for on
that date there was a nice blanket
of 16 inches of snow. It hung on
for a week or so at that time.
The weather bureau does not
go back to the time of what old
residents call the "big snow,"
when there was said to have been
about four feet here, which sim
ply tied up all sorts of traffic.
The Chinook which struck here
last night, however, changed the
snow to rain and sent the ther
mometer bounding upward. This
morning it was 32.5 degrees at
the lowest and at noon it had
arisen to 42.5, and was still on
This means trouble up in the
mountains, where there is said to
be at least 14 feet of snow.
Teamsters who had their trou
bles in Tacoma yesterday with
their horses slipping down, today
are wallowing through six inches
of slush and hauling small loads.
Railways got busy with their
snowplows yesterday, but they are
on the anxious seat today, fearing
the warm weather with the
weight of snow will precipitate
landslides all along the hills.
The Northern Pacific trains
were abort 10 hours late this
morning, jeing held up above
Kanasket by the deep snow. The
passenger train came down this
morning two hours late. There Is
tremendous snow along Green riv
er, the railway men say.
The Milwaukee reports its
track In good shape, with trains
coming through, although they
are a couple of hours late, owing
to heavy snow In the hills.
Robert T. Harris, alias Frank
&. Grant, is in the county jail to
day, facing a charge of grand lar
ceny, he having waived prelim
inary examination before Police
Vie Viken is the alleged victim
PRAGUE, Jan. 7.—Asked if he had any last
request to make, Rupert Krassinsky, condemn
ed to die, demanded a boiled fowl stuffed with a
tender partridge which in turn was to be stuffed
with a lark, the lark to be stuffed with a truffle
and the latter with some olives. He got it.
INVESTIGATING THE EDGE OF THE SHADOW—THIS IS THE STRANGEST ASSIGNMENT YET FOR MANSFIELD
BY ROBERT MANSKIEIjD.
Ten years of daily famili
arity with the record of
< i inn', disaster, ocean catas
trophes, divorce courts, rail
road smash-lips and death,
had hardened me, just as it
hardens other newspaper
When the doctor had finished
thumping me in the chest and had
glared ominously into my vitals
via my thorax, and had told me
that it was the hospital for miue,
I dutifully trudged back to the
office here, and told the Chief
that I was going to be butchered
up a bit.
Then I 'phoned to my waiting
family, and shrieks of alarm from
the other end of the wire gave me
a hunch; the Main Idea began to
penetrate my hide.
It was I who was going to be
tho actor in serious business.
"Fine!" exclaimed the Manag
ing Editor happily, when I had
told him. "It'll make a rich fea
ture "story, and we'll have a pic
ture of you, lying there cold and
Wouldn't that startle you,
Not a word from him hoping
I'd recover, not a murmur of sym-
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ABERDEEN, Jan. 7. —Sighted
by hunters in the woods, in the
eastern end of Mason county,
John Turnow, noted outlaw of
the upper Satsop country, was
seen for the first time in six
months yesterday. The chase has
been taken up by a posse from
this county and an armed force
gathered hastily near the scene.
Deep snows are fallftig in the
Turnow was seen when two
hunters attracted by baying of
their hounds, found the dogs be
fore the door of a rude shack tn
V Tomanaka and N. Kawlnarl,
Japanese hog raisers, who are on
trial today in police court, charg
ed with cruelty to animals, were
conducting their business in a
manner so filthy as to be dan
gerous to the lives of those who
bought their animals, according
to the testimony in the case.
pathy for my poor anxious family.
But get the story—and make
the operation an incident.
The strange pungent odor of
ether and iodiform strikes you the
instant you enter; the very walls
reek with it.
They take your pedigree at the
office, and a white-capped nurse
comes tripping down the long cor
ridor to escort you to your room.
Right here is where you begin
to let your eye wander toward
the door, and speculate whether
you could reach it —and freedom
—before they'd yank you back
It la a nice little room they
show you into, with bare walls
and a pathetically small cot —verj
One goes to bed quite naturally,
for a few hours, and then there
its a gentle rattle outside the door.
It is the wagon, and it lias
■ for you!
One climbs gingerly aboard the
narrow slab on rubber-tired
wheels, and the inarch begins.
I know now, Just bow a con
demned murderer feels when he
begins the inarch to the death
chamber where the gibbet or elec
tric chair awaits; him.
How bright and clean it Is in
ANYHOW YOUNG TACOMA ENJOYED IT
These snapshots by the Tlni«s photographer show how Taoonui mngrtM enjoyed our touch of old New KnglmHl W—ltllir.
The boy shown in top picture was roiling in the snow with his don when the camera man happened along. The three in the bottom
picture were among the thousands who went in for coasting.
Mayor Seymour wants the boys
to be given free license to coast
on some of the hill streets when
there is snow on the ground. Ho
says the street in front of his
home on North G from Fifth to
Ninth, makes a fine coasting place
with a long gradual slope which
is steep enough, but not too
Commissioner Mills agreed that
the youngsters should have a
chance when there Is snow. If
there is occasion hereafter they
will probably be officially permit
ted to coast in front of the may
Administering a severe verbal
flaying upon Mrs. Louise Web
ster, wife of John H. Webster,
proprietor of a North End apart
ment house. Judge Card late yes
terday refused the woman her re
quest for a divorce and a division
of her husband's property, and
awarded a decree to Webster.
T. K. & V. PAYS VP.
The T. R. & P. company this
morning paid the judgment secur
ed against it by Dr. Thomas R.
Steagall for ?1,300 Tor Injuries
sustained on the line last year.
', JUST SLIPPING OFF INTO DREAM liAXl^/^C — - ri-^«; -—
(This remarkable photograph was taken in the main larger? of thet£jic«wui General Hospi
tal as the anaesthetic was being a dministered to Times staff writer.)^ "
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, .JANUARY 7, l?)i:t.
PRISONERS CAUGHT PLAYING POKER
AND COCKTAILING IN QUIET CELL
(By I'nlted Press Leased Win.)
NEW YORK, Jan. 7.—A shake
uf among the keepers in charge
of prisoners in the Tombs was
forecasted today as a result of an
unexpected visit to the jail last
night by two assistants of District
Attorney Charles S, Whitman,
who found unmistakable signs of
"poker party" in the cell of Jofcn
McNamara, San Francisco saloon
keeper, who is held here In con
nection with the $274,000 rob
bery in September, 1911, of the
CLUB WOMEN RISE
Tacoma club women don't take
to the suggestion of Frank Rois
that the Americans and Japanese
In fact the idea was greeted
yesterday with indignßnt protest
iind the Aloha club, meeting with
Mrs. W. W. Seymour, adopted
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# SEATTLE, Jan. 7.—August Hettleßtandt, a Snoqualmie ■$>
♦ farmer, is recovering today from a vicious kick in the solar ♦
# plexus from a chipper little elk, whom he tried to coax back <?•
♦ into the county corral with a pail of oats. When he recover. •
<$>• ed there were seven elk noses in his oats. They had escaped <«>
<$> from the corral, to which 40 elk were recently brought from •
# Yellowstone for propagation here.'; ' <$>
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branch Bank of Montreal at New
Westminster, B. C.
In McNamma's cell were Percy
Davis, a republican alderman,
who is serving a sentence; Jack
Sullivan, former member of Big
Jack Zelig's gunmen, and two
wire tappers, recently arrested.
It was evident that the five prls
on**s had been drinking cocktails.
The keepers, it is alleged, warned
the jmrty in time to hide the
cards and other gambling acces
resolutions denouncing the
schtemc in unmeasured terms.
Mrs, John 11. Williams who pre
sented the resolution declared to
contemplate such a condition is
There was no dissenting voice
among the club women.
While they were visiting in
Sacramento, Cal., according to a
divorce complaint fll«>d today by
-Mrs. Anna Hanson, her husband,
Hans Peter Hanson, struck her
down and attempted to steal her
This, the wife declares, is but
one of many Instances upon which
her husband has beaten her bru
tally. She alleges also that ho
was in the habit of leaving her
without money and BbMßtlDg
hitDMlf from their home for long
The couple were married in
Tacoma Id December, l!) 03.
IBATTLB, Jan. 7.—The Alas
ka Pacific steamship Marlposa Is
in drydock at Bremerton today
for repairs, having lost two of her
propeller blades during a stormy
voyage from Southwestern Alas
GREEKS MEET DEATH
BINQHAM, Utah, Jan. 7.—
Three Greek laborers and a shift
boBS in the underground work
ings of the United Copper com
pany were buried beneath a slide
of rocks and earth here early
Three sweet-faced girls (how
taeoßgruotta they look as butch
ers' assistants! ) "welcome" you, j
and the surgeon and his assistant!
stand by; all of them swathed in j
white, even to their heads and
The knives and saws and the
necdle-and-tlirctid are hidden
Bomewhrre—thank Heaven for
The transfer to the white por
celain table, all a^Htter with
nickel trimmings, is quickly dove
with; they grease your face with
something, and a nice little white
dome is slid over your fair, young
• How like the death rap; that
was my .thought!
And then the drip, drip, drip
of ill.' ether liquid is - the only
sound in the room, save for the
faintly audible breathing of one
of the nurses.
Maybe she was a nervous
nurse; I thought of it, at the
time.. . ■■ ... ■";
Several little wiinl-sl") !
start to caper far. In the. back
of • your • • head, • HomethlnK :
<■■ Reemu to lie slipping away—it
is only the whole world—and
. all of, a sudden there is.'a
deep booming of cannons—
RANDOM shots on the sport page of
the Times will be certain to in
terest you, even if you never
went to a ball game or a boxing match in
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ASTORIA, Ore., Jan, 7.— With only two of her crew olif forty
men known to !><• alive, mid they waving frantically from the rig
ging for aid from shore, the Associated (HI company's (link stenin
er Itosecrans at noon today was Mag smashed to splinters on the
sands of Peacock spit, where slie went hard and fast ashore In a
terrific gale early today.
liHttling aKainst wind and wave, the lifesavers of the Cnpei
IHsappoiiitnient lifesavlng station fought for hours to i •■:<• h the
doomed sailors, but every attempt to laiich a lioiit met with failure.
Wait for Culm.
At noon the sturdy shoremen
were standing idly by waiting un
til the subsidence of the gale will
permit another attempt to save
the two lives still apparently un
taken by the furious storm.
There Is hardly a hope that
one man of the Kosecrans' crow
will be rescued. When the lioat
struck the gale was sweeping
over the sands of the treacherous
coast at more than 60 miles an
hour. At noon It had subsided to
barely more than 50 miles an
hour, but the terrific surf prac-
I tically forbade any attempt at
It is almost a certainty that be
fore nightfall the doomed tanker
will have, been battered to
| pieces. As it la, she is practically
a total loss, and the only hope
that remains is that the two sur
vivors may be snatched from the
shrouds before the vessel Is en
tirely battered by the seas.
Tried to Muke the liar.
The Uosecrans, which was for
merly a federal transport, went
ashore early this morning while
trying to negotiate the Columbia
bar in the teeth of a howling gale.
She is wedged into the end of the
spit, where she lies exposed to the
full brunt of the storm. Her
$18,000 cargo, consisting of 18,
--000 barrels of crude oil, was
The rigging to which members
of the crew might have clung for
safety is practically all down,
and there is not a member of the
crow in light. The position of
the ship is [5 miles northwest of
Astoria, and additional life-sav
ers are being rushed from there
to aid the Cape Disappointment
This was the second trip of the
Kospcrans to this virinity. BtM
is known as the. "jinks" ship of
SAM BRIDGES FACES
Sam Ttridges, who for a dozen \V. Coint-r, assisted by First As-
years sat at the clerks desk In
the federal court here. Is back
again today In the court room he
graced with his presence so long,
bat not as clerk. Ho appears to
day to be tried un three indict
ments returned against him
charging embezzlement of funds
when he held the office.
Bridges is represented by At
torneys 0. O. Hares and Walter
Harvey. The prosecution is being
conducted by District Attorney Tl.
Ami that in all!
."•• • .• '
You talk very Billy to the
i nurse when you're "coming out."
Maybe you toll her she's an an
gel, or perhaps you cuss a little.
I did both.
Then you get strong again, and
you go away.
Hut sometimes you come back.
Just as I did.
So a fortnight after the"
first trip to the little white
room with * the white porce
lain titltle in it, 1 had to go
buck again. ..........
What murderer.. . 1 ■ ask . you,
what fiend so terrible, had ever
to go twice to the deathi-house? '
But for the second trip, I had
no ' fears.
True, the second operation was
more serious. I might never
come back, and maybe my wife!
would have to spend quite a little
on mourning gowns — but—
I knew the worst they could
do to me; I didn't mind a wind
storm, nor cannonading in the
back 'of. my head, 'and" I 'smiled,
even, when the little rubber-tired
wagon came for me; smiled a bit
weakly, perhaps.' ' ;"-r- :- •—-
S Now that the job la done, I
must fulfill the rest of It; I roust
«> First chapter,; of Herbert**;
»■ Quick's great aerial appears ♦
$> on page eight today. ♦
& *<$■«> ♦«-«> ♦<!>«♦♦♦♦♦•
the Associated Oil fleet on ac
count of her having met a (series
Of mishaps since being taken over
by the company. A few years ago
she burned off tbe California
coast, and only her steel hull re
mained. On the occasion of her
1 first trip to Astoria she was buf
! feted by storms and lout part of
her deck works.
NATBE HE WAS
Albert Heck, an escaped convict
front North Dakota, Is Bald to
have been in Taconta recently.
Ha stopped but a short time, then
hastened to Centralia, where all
trace of hif.i was lost.
coi.o ii i:im.
' IIAKKRSFIELD, Cal.. Jan. 7.
,—A temperature of Fix degrees
was reported today at Canfleld,
Kern county, 100 feet above sea
level. Other Kern county points
report cold weather. . '
HIT BY BLED.
.lean Baker, 19, 924 South Bth
street, was hit by a sled and had
a leg broken. Pedestrians did a
lot of tumbling on the hill streets
and some bad bruises resulted.
Fur Tacoma and vi
cinity: Rain tonight
and Wedncs da y,
Rain west, rain or
snow oast portion to
night and Wednesday,
sistant C. M. Hiddell.
11 ridges was removed from of
fice over a year ago by the judges
of the circuit court sitting at San
Francisco, after Judge Hanford
hail refused to act and Insisted on
retaining Bridges in office. Short
ly after his removal from office
he wa« indicted by the grand Jury
The morning was Bpent In try
ing to get a Jury and this will not
be completed before late this aft
turn in my story.
Two grave operations In
thirty days—is (hat story in
terest ing enough to print?
The Chief -.-.>, it is, and :
whether it interests you or •'»
not, let me dwell emphatical
ly upon this one item: it in* in
terested me a whole lot I
TO HOLD EXAMS
■ The U. S. civil service commu- •' ;
• nion announces that the following/
examinations will be held in thl* .J
--city on the dates mentioned. Ap
plicants should apply at once to *£
the secretary, eleventh ■ civil ser
! vice- district for application, blank
and. full information. • Mechanical *%
draftsman (male), $80 -'to,Jß£s*
per mouth, Feb. 3; electrical \ *M^~j&
sistant (male), $1,200 rer '«n™o
num, ; Feb. 5;; assistant: horticul
turist (mala), $1,500 per annum,
Feb. 5; preparatory In entomol- •
ogy, $GO ■ per £ month, Feb. 5-C;
messenger boy (Seattle, f JZj&WM
: month, Jan. 29. • -it , \