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CLUB women can find time for bet
ter things than cocktails and
pink teas, say leaders in the new
movement for worth while things. Read
the story in today's Times.
, VOL. IX. NO. 17.
TACOMA BANK TELLER CONFESSES THEFT
I SHOULD WORRY
(United I'recs Leased Wire.)
BERLIN, .lan. o. The un
certain political situation in
Europe has affected the dia
t inond market. The demand
for diamonds has so dropped
off in the last two months
thul ninny of the largest Ger
man diamond rutting estab
lishments have wlint down
while others are working
with but half a force.
R. W. JAMIKSON DECLARES
THESE MEN WKHK GIVEN
JOBS WITH RESPECT to
THK llt QUALIFICATIONS
AND THAT WITH THK
FOIU'K UK CAN KEEP KX
8> Deputy Sheriffs. <S>
8> .T. H. Doten. <?•
8> Walter Coates. <§>
€> Ole Olson. • <»>
i> Jailers. <J
$> Thomas "Desmond. $>
♦ William Neilson. <$►
<s> Carl Carlson. <?•
♦ Matron. <?>
<> Mrs. N. Nicholson. $>
<?> Deputy at AVilkeson. <?•
«> Km rick Kubicek. <S>
The foregoing are the persons
selected by Sheriff-elect R. W.
Jamieson to fill the jobs connect
ed with the sheriff's office in
Pierce county for the next two
years. With these men the new
sheriff says he will keep the cost
of maintenance in his office to at
least $5,000 a year. The new of
ficials will assume their duties
These men, Jamieson says, did
not ask to be appointed to these
positions, and did not come rec
ommended. They are all ex
perienced, active and careful men,
he declares, the responsibility of
whose appointment he is wiiling
to shoulder alone.
Sheriff-elect Jamleson Intends
to Veep his part of the rrogres
sive campaign agreement to
"clean out the courthouse," ac
cording to his written statement,
and believes that this principle
alone, if lived up to, will mean a
reduction in county government
expenses of at least one-third
County Commissioner - elect
Reed, says the newly elected sher
iff, intends to advertise for bids
on feeding county jail prisoners,
and has Informed him that tiie
Longmires have offered to" feed
the prisoners at 35 cents a day
"None of the Longmires will
be allowed to enter the jail for
any purpose during the next two
years," says Jamieson. "I don't
propose to have them In my own
SPANAWAY PEOPLE MAKE
DEMAND FOR CHEAP FARE
Jesse Junes of the public ser
vice commission is today holding
a hearing iit federal courtroom un
der the complaint brought by An
drew Smous, I). I />■ ii U !«-> and F.
H. McClellan, residents along the
Npaiiaway electric line, against
the street railway coni]Mny to
compel the latter to put the fare
back to the original figures it
was when the line was built.
I. W. McAllister, who was
president of the Lake Park Land,
Hallway & Improvement company,
which built the first road to
<?> BREAKS NOSE; >
<$> JAP SUES WOMAN*
<?> , Mcnzo Matsuda, a Jap- 4>
<•» aneße vegetable gardener, Is <$>
_«.*• suing Mrs Jennie Hammond *
"<■> of the city market today, In <$>
<;> Judge Easterday's court for <r<
■• $536 for a broken nose. <$>
<*/ Matsuda claims i that he <S>
<•> was showing John Bell, who <$>
[<$> wag employed by Mrs. Ham- «>
«> mond, a box of strawberries ■•;>
<8> last summer. Bell, he de- <?>
$> clares, struck him with such <$>
<8> force that he fell/breaking ■$•
<•■> his nose In contact with the •?■
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*V TO WED JAN. IS
r. :'■ NEW YORK, Jan. . 9—The
L wedding of Miss Helen Gould and
/Finley O. Shepard of St. Louis,
-1 it was learned, will .' be '<iul<>»Jy
solemnized . .*• ■ " - v * %
MAY GOES AHEAD OF THE
SHOW—JUST LOVES IT
MAY DO WUNG.
May Dowling looks after tlie
advance publicity work for va
rious theatrical productions, and
"it's just limply charming and I
don't see why more women don't
go into this line of work," Is her
verdict after eight years in the
"Kight years ago I engaged in
the political campaign as a press
agent for TheotMre Roosevelt, and
four years ago I used my talents
in ■ like capacity for Taft," ex
plained Miss Dowling. "That's
going some, don't you think? In
teresting work, too, but Btrenu
ous. Hut I balieva I like theatri
cal business better.
"You are an actress?" the re
"No, I was secretary to Oscar
Hammerstein in New York for
more than three years"—which is
quite a notable fact. "Of course
that gave me the necessary in
sight into the business.
"At the beginning of the tour I
study the play about which I am
to write attractive notices, and
the personalities of the individual
players also inspire me. I pre
pared much of the 'copy' ahead,
then; grasping also each local op
portunity of appeal. I have even
overseen the blllposting (I do not
SEND BODY TO
(By United Tress Leased Wire.)
ASTORIA, Ore., Jan. 9. — Ir
embalming can be accomplished
the body of Captain L. F. John
son, master of the ill-fated Hose
crans, will be sent to San Fran
cisco by the steamer Roanoke to
day, in compliance with a re
quest received here from the wid
owed mother of the deceased.
>»panaway, said that many subsi
dies were given the company In
land and cash and the company
contracted to give a 10-cent fare
with round trip for 15 cents and
books of 60 tickets for |4 or 6%
cents a ride.
Mary Fowler testified she had
paid the old company $5,000 in
cash to build the road and give
the low fare. She exhibited her
old contract, almost worn to
pieces, which guaranteed the low
The courtroom was well filled
with Spanaway people determined
to get their old low fare back
The present company is charg
lng 15 cents each way.
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TACOMA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JANUARY !>, 1913.
do that now, though). I have
new angles of the play and tne
performers to present at each
place. You've no idea how ab
sorbing it becomes. Always on
the alert for novel and catchy
ideas to let the dear public know
what an extra fine and interesting
company 1 represent."
MRS. IRENE RINKENBERGKR,
CHARGED WITH (>i'i:\iv<;
MAIL BELONGING TO MRS.
RINKENBERGER NUMBER 2,
TO EXPLAIN IX COURT TO
Irene • Kinkenlx-rger, divorced
wife of Dr. F. W. Rlnkeiiherger,
Is before U. S. Commissioner >!<•-
Milieu this afternoon on a charge
of intercepting mail matter.
Mrs.: Rlnkenbergcr sued her
husband for divorce and secured
a decree, getting alimony also.
The alimony was not paid and
she went to court to collect it.
In the meantime Dr. Rinken
berger married again.
The first Mrs. Rinkenberger,
however, still went by that name.
The postman delivered to her a
letter addressed to Mrs. F. W.
Rlnkenberger and she opened it.
It happened that this particu
lar letter was intended for Mrs.
Hinkenberger No. 2. The latter
was exacting the letter, and not
receiving it an investigation was
started, and it was discovered her
predecessor, in matrimony had
opened the missive.
Then Uncle Sam was called in
to prosecute Mrs. Rinkenberger
on a charge of opening mail not
belonging to her.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SHIP GOES DOWN-BY A SURVIVOR
Fred Peters, qunrtermns
ter on tlie ill-fated oil tunk
steamer which was dashed to
pieces in the fierce storm
Monday off Astoria, was res
cued after he was beaten up
on the shores clinging to the
plank which lie grasped when
a great wave swept him over
board. Here is his vivid
story of just what happens
when a ship goes clown at
BY FRED PETBHS.
Most of the men were In
their berths when the crash
THE INGLORIOUS FINISH OF THE "SPUDS"
Claud Peters, 16 years old, and
his little crippled chum, John
Houston, aged la, finished the
last of their Christmas books on
cowboy life but yesterday, and
shortly after midnight last night
stole quietly from their home,
•1613 South J street, and ran
The Houston boy had come to
the Peters house early In the
evening to spend the night with
Mrs. Margerite Peters, mother
of Claud, awoke about 2 o'clock
this morning and went to the bed
of the two boys to see if they
were covered. Tloth had gone,
and the back door was unlocked.
John Houston was living with
his mother, and his sister, Miss
Houston, 4GOB South J street,
just across the street from the
homo of his chum.
Unless, as Ratherlne Peters,
the little sister of the Peters boy
asserts, her brother had $C yes
terday, neither of the boys had
any money when the two left last
came. First we could hear
the man at the wheel shout
that he mistook the North
Head light for the lightship
and had probably ran the
boat on the rocks.
As soon as the Rosecrans
struck she listed heavily to
seaward, exposing her decks
to the full force of the storm
and making it easy for the
breakers to comb her over
from end to end. 1 gropfed
my way through the dark
ness in an effort to gain the
deck, but had no Booner
gotten to the top of the com
panionway than a breaker
"They have been reading their
cowboy books ever since Christ
mas," said Mrs. Peters this morn
ing, "and have talked a great deal
about running away, but we did
not think they would carry out
The i>olice department and a
private detective are searching
for the boys today, Miss Houston
havins engaged a detective this
lioth lads are pupils of the
sixth grade of the Whitman
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♦ > PIHITV squad WAItS OX COCKROACHES <«>
«> War on the myriad of cockroaches that are swarming ♦
♦ through 'police'headquarters and the city jail has begun to- ♦
<$> day, a "purity squad" of jail "trusties" have been assigned ♦
|lt the task of exterminating the insects.- ' • •■ • <s>
♦ Each bearing a formaldehyde "gun" anil a half gallon <•>
♦ of the poison, the-"trusties," half a dozen in number, are. as- <•■
<& sailing the strongholds of the bugs In out-of-the-way corners <?>
<S> of the station. ,„...,- ' <«>
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picked me up like a feather
and carried me clear to the
opposite side of the vessel,
which, because of her list,
was high in the air.
1 remember being struck
by a plank a moment after
l>eing washed off the boat
and I grabbed this tightly.
Then 1 lost consciousness
and did not come to again
until I felt my feet on the
sands after being washed
It was awful the way the
boys fought and scrambled
to get free of that inky-black
bunk cabin. 1 could see a
For Tacoma and vi- i
finity: Rain of snow j
! tonight and Friday.
For Washington: i
Rain or .snow tonight |
i and Friday, colder !
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LONDON, Jan. 9.—Announce
ment Is made today of Lady Kd
wina Roberts, daughter of Field
Marshal Lord Roberts, and Major
Lewin Of the British army.
few of them trying to drag
themselves up the compan
ionway with a dozen others
pulling them back before the
big wave that bore me away
choked the vessel with water
from stem to stern.
I am sure the majority of
the men never lived to reach
the deck, and the three who
werp taken from the rigging
must have been on the hur
ricane deck when the crash
came. The boys did not
shout or scream much. There
wag too much wator choking
them and they were fighting
too hard to get on deck.
DO you go to moving picture shows?
Then read the intimate stories of
the players in the movies which
appear only in the Times—they're in
R. W. JENNINGS
Russell W. Jennings, paying teller of tho Pacific
National Bank, is in a steel cape in the Federal
building in Seattle today, a confessed embezzler.
Jennings, who lived at 1317 South Bth street with
his bride of a year until a few days ago, was ar
rested yesterday as he stood watching a billiard
game in the Klks 1 club in Seattle.
"I'm glad the suspense is over," he said quietly,
as thf United States marshal whispered that lio
was under arrest.
Jennings admits that he has stolen $3,796.80 from
He is a pleasant and competent
young man of 30. lie had arisen
in the bank to the position of re
colvlng teller with a salary of
$100 a month. His first wife se
cured a divorce two years ago.
Shortly after he married a Seattle
woman who had oeen divorced.
This was abouf a year ago.
Things ran smoothly for a time.
Jennings was a prominent Elk
and enjoyed the clubhouse. He
felt his position apparently and
tried to he a "good fellow."
Since his peculations have be
come known in the bank, numer
ous stories have come out of his
convivial career. His salary was
not enough to maintain his ex
travagant life. So he stole from
the bank, he says.
The first J.f December the bank
examiners went over the books.
About this time, too, Jennings
was transferred from receiving to
"1 knew the jig was up," said
Jennings today in commenting on
The bank examiners discovered
a shortage of $300 In his cash.
Jennings insisted that was all,
but the bank .sent him home. The
peculations grew with the check
ing up. When the amount reach
ed 13,796.80 yesterday. Cashier
Stephen Appleby decided the case
was such that it could not be
overlooked, and he swore out a
warrant for Jennings' arrest.
Found at Cluli.
Marshal Jacoby found him at
the Elks' club at Seattle and
placed him under arrest. He
made a clean breast of the whoie
thing at once, dictating a state
ment to the district attorneys
He declared he desired to go
before the court at once and be
sentenced. The minimum he can
receive is five years, it is said.
The thing that troubled him
most api arently was that he
would lose his wife.
"She will never stick to me
now," he cried.
Jennings wa« bonded to the
hank for $25,000, ro the bank
loses no inoney"7>y his peculations.
His method was to wait until
the end of the month after the
ledger had been checked up then
change the statements and ex
tinct the cash. As long as the
local bank officials were taking
the balances and doing the check
ing he kept track of things ana
"I made a mess of it all right
and now I want to take my medi
cine bo when I come out I can
make a better start," he said to
Jennings will probably be
brought to this city and lodged
in jail here tonight. He will be
kept until the grand Jury meets
in February, when he will bo in
dicted. Then he will be allowed
to plead guilty and receive his
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v MONTREAL, Que., Jan. 9. •
• —That the Duchess of Con- <$►
# naught, who was yesterday •
♦ seized with a recurrence of ♦
;- peritonitis, is fatally ill is «•
$ generally believed here. <$>
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30 CENTS A MONTH.
We'd Never Have
Thought It; No!
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WASHINGTON, Jan. it.—
Washington is smiling a lilt to
day over the widely circulated
■torlea to the •ffact that Admiral
(ieorgn Dewcy is "prevented"
from attending many dinners and
social functions because hostesses
forget that by virtue of his titl»
he is supposed to be accorded
equal honors with the president.
The gallant admiral arrives at
this conclusion because only the
president and the admiral receive
a salute of 21 guns.
Mere foreign diplomats havo
often been escorted to "eats"
ahead of Admiral Dewey, which,
has caused him much annoyance.
BPBCIAIi AGKNT MASTKKSON
IN IKDKKAL OOUKT SAYS
i;X-l-KI)KKAIi < 1.1 l!h WAB
HHOItT OVKIt $1,000, Itl'l
REFUSED TO MAKK GOOD
Special Government Agent E.
C. Masterson testified today in
federal court In the trial of ex-
Clerk Sam D. Bridges that his
ctfeck of the books of Bridges
showed he was nhort $1,763.67.
He said Bridges was asked to
make good the amount, but re
Maeterson produced the books
and tent (fled from them that <m
May 6, 190!), Bridges should have
had in the district court fund
$1,907.06, but that all he had was.
$687.06. In the circuit court
fund he should have had $2,537,
but had only 14 45.
Of the discrepancies he said
$616 represented money paid Into
court for deceased seamen's
Judge Bean this morning ruled
out of evidence a check (or
$1,000 Introduced by the govern
ment to show that it had been
paid into court as a floe for &
white slave case, but that Bridges,
Instead of crediting It on the
court funds, deposited it in the
bank to his own account.
The case Ui dragging along
slowly with a mass of technical
testimony and identification of
vouchers by bank clerks today to.
try to show Bridges u«ed court
money for his private purposes.