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TOMOROWthe Times prints the
third instalment of the gripping
story of the Good Ship Earth;
and if you are not reading about the
"voyage" you are missing a lot of real
interesting knowledge.
VOL. X. NO. 18.
JIM LONGMIRE ADMITS GRAFT IN JAIL
STRANGE
HOLD-UP
SEQUEL
One of the most peculiar
episodes in the history of the
Taromu police department
whs rn.ie Icil lute lust uis;lil.
when one of H pair of alleged
11il; 11 w;i \i■li 11 Milled v police
man in the cupture of I• i—
"pal."
Summoned by the terrified
crleß of a woman, to a point on
Jefferson avenue near South D
street, Patrolman Albertson hur
ried upon the scene in time to
break up a holdup party and place
under arrest Ed Mettling, 23
years old.
J. \V. Padden, the other alleg
ed "stickup," saw Albertson as
lie npi roached ,and broke into a
run down Jefferson avenue, keep
ing the others of the party be
tween himself and the policeman
that Albertson might not shoot
without endangering the lives of
the others.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Reed, who
were returning to their home at
74 2 1-2 South D street, were the
intended victims of the alleges
highwaymen, but, owing to the
timely appearance of the patro»
man, nothing was taken from
them.
Albertso.i placed Mettler under
arrest before he could follow his
companion, while Mr. and Mrs.
Reed were allowed to continue
their way home after their prom
ise to appear in court today
against the two men.
While Mettler and Albertson
■were preparing to leave for the
station, they discovered a man
running hurriedly toward them
from the direction in which Pad
den had disappeared.
"There he comes back," said
Mettler, "He must have got turn
ed around in his directions."
"Shut up," commanded Albert
son, "and stand back here in the
shadow. When he comes you
grab him."
Padden panted laboriously as
he neared the officer and his pal.
Ah he tried to pass, Mettler leap
od ahead of him and pinned his
arms behind him, while Albertson
snapped handcuffs on his wrists.
Both men marched solemnly to
the police station, Mettler declar
ing he had no part whatever in
the holdup.
The gun which had figured in
the affair wa- not found on Pad
den when he was searched. It Is
believed he threw it away In his
flight down Jefferson avenue.
Padden is 17 year 8 old. He
is charged with attempted high
way robbery, while Mettler is be
ing held as a witnes sagainst him.
TURK TROOPS
NEAR MUTINY
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 10.
—An ultimatum demanding Im
mediate resumption of war with
the Balkan states under threat of
a general mutiny was sent the
porte today by the Turkish troops
defending the Tchatalja forts.
The troops are insubordinate and
the officers are experiencing great
difficulty in holding the men In
check. They threaten to depose
the sultan unless fighting is re
newed immediately" and demand
that the Turkish peace envoys at
London return to Constantinople
at once.
WANTS NEW LAW
COLUMBUS, 0., Jan. 10.—A
boxing bill, patterened after ttie
Frawley law of New York, is
drawn up here today and will be
introduced at once in the state
legislature. The measure author
izes the appointment of a commis
slon to control all boxing clubs.
11Y K< iltl X I MANSFIELD.
(jillies, the mail who
thinks only in millions and
who wnntii to build a $10,
-000.000 subway, an #M,000,
--000 terminal building, ele
vated railways and heavens
knoivs-wliat-all in Taconia, is
it fugitive today.
"That's the end of Gillies,"
said a bailiff in the superior
\ court yesterday, when' Judge
M: L. Clifford declared Gil
lies' bond of $500 forfeited
and issued a bench warrant
for the arrest of the man of
'.itanic schemes.
Gillies is charged with en
ticing a little country girl of
TheTacoma Times
CONGRESS MAY PROBE
CONDUCT OF 2 JURISTS
3NGRESSMAN BOIUiAND OP
MISSOURI HIM WHS CON
URKMSIONAL, INVESTIGA-
TION OF UNITED HTATKS
JUDGES POIiLOCK AND VAN
VLECKKNItUItG OP KANSAS
ON < ll \i:«.l OF CONSriR
ACV.
(Ily United Press lieused Wire.)
WASHINGTON, I). C, Jan. 10.
—Congressman Borland of Mis
souri today In the house intro
duced a resolution demanding
congressional investigation of me
conduct of United States Juuges
Pollock of Kansas and Van Vleck
enburg on charges of conspiracy
and fraudulent practices. Bor
land asserted that the mayor ana
city council of Kansas City had
forwarded allegations to the ef
fect that both judges were work
ing in the interest of the Kansas
Natural Gas company.
FOREIGNERS AFTER
SECOND PAPERS
The first foreigners to get
their second papers in the fed
eral court here for the last 20
years will be before Judge Cush
man Monday afternoon at 1:30
applying for full citizenship.
The federal court promises to
gather in much of this business
in the future, as this court has
jurisdiction in all cases whether
the parties are residents of
Washington or not, while the su
perior court has only state cases.
Eight men will be up Monday
for 'examination.
11 DIE WHEN
BOILER BURSTS
(United Press leased Wire.)
MOBILE, Ala., Jail. 10.
Investigation today shows
that 11 persons were killed
and 10 severely injured
when the boilers of lie Tom
bigliee river steamer .(nines
T. Staples exploded late
yesterday while the vessel
was tied up at llladen
Springs.
CHILDLESS, SHE
WILL ADOPT
TWINS
MRS. It. M. SANDERSON.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10. —
Mrs. Richard M. Sanderson, pret
ty young wife of a wealthy trac
tion promoter of Philadelphia,
who is spending the winter in San
Francisco, today took out neces
sary legal papers for the adop
tion of twin baby girls, born In
the municipal hospital ten days
ago. The mother of the children
died, and search has failed to re
veal the whereabouts of the fatti
er who disappeared six months
ago.
Mrs. Sanderson Is 24; her hus
band, who is 57, accompanied her
today when she went to have her
first view of the babies who will
lie called Marian and Irene Sand
erson. The Sandersons have no
children.
IS THIS THE END OF GILLIES, WHO THINKS IN MILLIONS?
sixteen to his rooms In a lo
cal hotel. He was fined $300
in police court on this charge
and appealed.
But Is it the end of A. P.
Gillies, the man who drafts
promotion schemes demand
ing tens-of-millions for de
velopment?
Gillies has offices in the
National Realty building.
He ig a liim-Jnwed, quietly
dressed man of 48 or tlieie
iilmhils. and those who know
him well, say either one of
two tilings about him; he's
either the greatest genius .for
development that ever hit
Taconia or he is plain crazy!
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
Woman Submits
To Friedman's
Cure
DR. FRIEDRICH FRANZ
FRIEDMAN.
(Hy United Press Leased Wire.)
UERLIN, Jan. 10.—The first
American to submit to the new
tuberculosis cure discovered by
Dr. Franz Friedman was treated
here today when Mrs. Walter
Powell of Boston was inocculated
with the Friedman bacilli. The
woman was accompanied here by
her husband, and he announced
his intention to notify the pub
lic through the press as to
whether the treatment proves ef
ficacious.
Dr. Friedmann is smarting un
der the custom voiced by Euro
pean papers because of his re
fusal to give any of the baccilli.
LAND GRAFTERS
WANT PARDON
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 10.
— Applications lor pardon of
Frederick A. Hyde and Jooste H.
Schneider, covnicted of conspiracy
to defraud the United States In
connetion with California and
Oregon lands, are on file here to
day with President Taft.
Hyde was sentenced to two
years imprisonment and a fine of
$10,000 and Schneider was given
14 months and a $1,000 fine.
EXECUTE WOMAN
FOR SMOKING
(Hy United Press Leased Wire.)
SHANGHAI, Jan. 10.—Public
execution of a woman for opium
smoking was the means adopted
by the government here to en
force the law prohibiting ttie use
of the drug. The woman who
persisted in using the drug was
executed in a public place before
a large crowd.
SHIP IN DISTRESS.
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Jan. 10.
— The steamer Monhegan of the
Eastern Steamship company Is
sendnig out distress signals from
off Cape Small Point.
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♦ TOO COLD TO KEEP OPKN <«,
t. , The Cold weather is having its.effect on the public mar- «>
«> ket and several of the stallkeepers have closed up their 4>
* places. At present eight of them are vacant and promise to <S>
<$> remain so for another month or possibly two • X
<3> . Marketmaster Turnbull today filed nig report for De- %
I cember, showing the city received *336 in rentals for the <*
<& month. , „ . . X
* mOI> t
When Gillies talks, vistas
of towering skyscrapers that
would make the National
Realty building look like a
tunibled-down shack come
into mind; when he talks of
subways and elevated roads
and a new Tacoma with five
million inhabitants, one grips
the arms of his chair to stop
that dizzy feeling; and Gillies
believes every word of ti.
This porsistent promoter
first appeared in Tacoma
four or five years ago with
plans for his Terminal which
he would put on the water
front and tldeflats and which
would cost $8,000,000 to
TACOMA. WASHINGTON. FIMDAY, JANUARY 10, 1913.
WOULD
OUST 2
JUDGES
nOISK, Ida., Jan. 10. — That
two, If not three, justices of the
supreme court may find them
selves involved in impeachment
proceeding is the rumor here to
day, following tlio visit of pro
gressive members of the leftmla
ture to the cells of K. S. Sheri
dan, ('. O. Ilri>*.hi and A. It. Crn
zen, newspapermen, serving ten
duy sentences on n charge of con
tempt.
The prisoners would not deny
that they had been visited by
legislators regarding the subject
but would not express themselves
further.
A ten dollar contribution to
ward the $500 fine imposed on
each of them men, was received
here from Circuit Judge McGinn
of Portland, Ore.
BIG DAY FOR
BRIDGES IN
COURT
TESTIMONY FROM SEVERAL
WITNESSES FAVORS EX
FEDERAL COURT < I.I*: It —
FRI3CNDS LOOK TOWARD
ACQUITTAL.
Judge Bean having ruled out a
$1,000 ill.-. in a white slave
cane in the trial of Samuel 1).
Bridges, ex-clerk of federal court,
for embezzlement, the check hav
ing been traced to former Clerk
A. Reeves Ayers, it left the gov
ernment at the close of Its case
1.1-1 night with hut two items to
rely on, one for $511 and one for
$»1! unaccounted for.
Today the defense Is seeking to
show that, while Ayers was in the
office his financial transactions
with the exchequer were so loose
that any shortage that may ap
pear should not be saddled onto
Bridges at all.
Many prominent citizens testf
fied to the good character of
Bridges. Deputy clerks testified
that Ayers .lad a habit of grab
bing a "piece of money" rrom the
drawer, sometimes leaving a
memorandum and sometimes not.
The defense put Fred Rice,
cashier of the National Bank of
Commerce, on the stand to testify
that during the paying of the
M. P. condemnations the deposit
of funds by Bridges exceeded the
limit the hank could take Tor the
government so Bridges was roreed
to deposit some of tne money on
his personal account.
Bridges will take the stand this
afternoon.
PROGRESSIVES IN
SEATTLE TODAY
A large delegation of progres
sives went from Tacoma to Seat
tle today to participate in the
state conference there. At this
meeting it will be probably de
cided what future action the par
ty is to take in this state looking
toward the building up of the or
ganrzaioh.
CAPITALIST DKAD.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 10.
—Homer Laughlin, one of tfie
best known capitalists In Callror
nia, died today of pneumonia fol
lowing an operation for appendi
citis.
build.
With this Terminal "cen
ter," Gillies declared that
Tacoma could handle the
great ocaen business of the
eastern world; that Tacoma
would be the real terminal
of every transcontinental
road.
"Keattle nnil Portland nnd
San Francisco will be mere
suburbs of Taooma," was the
way CJlllies put It.
After Gillies had stunned
the big men of Tacoma Into
docile adoration of his plans,
he went to New York and
came back after awhile with
letters which showed beyond
ANOTHER BEAUTY FOR
WASHINGTON SOCIETY
Miss liaiiiara Stephens, rtiniß liter of Itepresentatlve William
D. Stephens of California. She will l>e presented to Washington so
ciety at a tea given for her ut the Congressional club by Mrs. Joiin
1). Works, wife of the California senator.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. Convicted a
week ago as a result of the government's crusade
against using the mails for the transfer of illegal
medical remedies,' Dr. A. E. Peabody is now sen*
fenced by Judge Van Fleet of the United states
district court to a year in the Alameda jail and
to mv a fine of $3,000.
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——————— ; ; —I
AFTKR 'J8 YKARB
OF MAKKIKI) I,IFK,
si:i:ks DIVORCE
Altar "8 years of married life,
Mrs. ireive-Annis, wife of \V. A.
Annis, of Tacoma, lias filed suit
for a divorce today. She alleges
Annis has abandoned her.
33-MEN ARE LOST
ASTORIA, Ore., Jan. 10. —It is
definitely known today that 33
men perished when the oil tank
steamer Rosecrans ran onto the
treacherous Peacock spit. This
fact was established by the two
survivor^ ,of the disaster, Eric
Landmark, ship carpenter, and
Joe Glenning, second quartermas
ter, who were brought to Astoria
last uJul't.
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: WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 10.
j —National electors will meet
Monday in the capitals of all the
states of the Union to cast their
ballots -for president and vice
president of the United States
preliminary to the actual election
of Governor Woodrow Wilson of
NeW; Jersey and Governor Thomas
R. Marshal of Indiana respective
ly on -February 12 in Washing
ton. <
For Tacoma and vi-
amity: Rain or snow
tonight or Saturday;
colder tonlgnt.
For Washington:
|?ain or snow tonight
ir Saturday; colder
tonight.
doubt that Gillies can "get
to" more big money than any
promoter that ever hit the
trail in these parts.
Kuhn, Loeb & Co. were In
terested in Glllieg and his
schemes; the Drexels were
glad to see him and talk
things over; and even the
mighty railroad chieftains
told Gillies to go ahead with
his plans, and they'd help
out.
In 1909 Gillies, started in
to garner the $8,000,000
necessary to build the Term
inal. But the country was
still staggering from the
panic of two years earlier,
WOMAN LEADS
STRIKERS ON
TO FIGHT
■KVBRAIi CI.ASHKS OX X. Y.
HTHKKTB BUD IX M,OOI>
■HKD—POMCK IXAIILK TO
COPB WITH SITUATION.
(l»y I nic.-.l Press leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Jan. 10.—
CluhM between pickets and the
police continued to mark the
progress Of the garment makers'
strike here.
Leaders of the waist and dross
makers' union declared that the
members of those organizations
had voted to go on strike, next
Monday. If these workers should
quit work it would mean that
the strikers' »anks would be
swelled by 30,00(1 or 40,000 In
addition to those already out.
The most serious disturbance
so far to date was a free-for-all
fight in the clothing district be
tween strikers, private guards,
five strikebreakers and the po
lice. The strikers were led by
women pickets. One of the pick
ets was sTiisaed in the neck with
a razor and another picket suf
fered a broken head.
*" GIRL BRIDE AND MOTHER
BURNED AND BOTH WILL DIE |
(lly United Press l,f»w<l Wire.)
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Jan. 10.
—Miss Florence Harris, 20, ji
bride of few weeks and her motn
er, Mrr. •:. tt. T^wns, 45, were
fatally burned by pasoline witli
which-they were cleaning lace
curtains in their home.
and financiers, when it came
to putting up the good hard
cash, emitted wild shrieks
of alarm and fled for safety
to their underground vaults.
Nor could even Gillies en
tice them forth.
Thus came the passing of
the Terminal scheme.
GiUles had other schemes
that have the flavor of
roseate dreams.
Me still has an option on
a municipal franchise for a
subway; even paid the city
$1,000 down on it. This
money was advanced by a big
New York contracting firm
that would have gotten the
WILL YUM WILD WAVE doesn't
believe in Gloom and Sorrow.
Are you reading "Random
Shots," which r-ppear on the sport
page of the Times every day? They
banish burdens from the weary mind.
HOME EDITION 30 CENTS A MONTH.
FAT PROFIT
IN FEEDING
PRISONERS
"I want this statement quoted as
coming direct from me: The sheriff's
office, during the last two years has
grafted $11,700 from the county in
feeding of county jail prisoners."---
James Longmire, Pierce county jailer.
James Longmire, chief turnkey at the county
jail and cousin of Sheriff Robert Longmire, who re
tires from office Monday, today voluntarily admitted
that the sheriff's office has been grafting from the
county for two years to the extent of over $480 a
month.
"In 1911," said Jailer Longmire, "the purchases
of food for the county jail cost $3,121.55. The re
ceipts, allowed by the county at 38 cents per day per
man, were $8,751.19. The graft total for that year
was $5,629.64.
Total $11,700.
"The exact figures for
I'M _* I have not jet com
piled, hut I know they will
make tin" total ill.miim.it. ■
money for 'lie two years
$11,700."
Jailer l.ongmire Bald he was
making the statement to" show
the county commissioners that
there might be a large saving
made in the feeding of prisoners.
His figures he took from a book
of accounts he has been keeping
since his appointment, to the po
sition of jailer under his cousin,
the sheriff.
roiiiiiiissloncrs Ilaro Figures.
Longnilre turned .the figures
over to the commissioners this
morning, when they asked him if
in his estimation it would be a
saving to the county to let the
matter of jail feeding to the low
est, bidder.
"I could do it easily for 25
cents a day per man," said Kong
mire, "and would take a con
tract at that price."
When asked if he would get a
division of the graft, he said that
he would not.
lie Drew Car Tickets.
"It all goes i" the sheriff,"
lie declared. "The only tiling
in the way of expenses I .
linv<> ever drawn from the
county In two years is $1!
worth of car tickets, mill
those were used in carrying
out the business of the
county."
"All this." Raid Longmtrc, "I
want v coming direct from mo. 1
will stand back of every word of
it, and have the t»x.icl records to
prove that my statements are cor
rect.
"There has been so nnuh talk
of the Kraft in the sheriff's office
that I want to show the people
just where it lies, and to prove to
them that they are paying an ex
orbitant amount for the feeding
of prisoners."
FIjOOIIS IN OHIO.
(By United Press lieasml Wire.)
COM'MBUS, 0., Jan. 10.—Re
ports received today at the office
of the adjutant genera] of tTie
Ohio National (Juard tell of in
creasing danger from the floods
along the Ohio river.
They ran shrieking from the
room In which they were work
ing, and frantically tried to roll
themselves in rugs and bed clotti
ing.
At the hospital to which tney
were taken it was stated that
neither van recover.
Job, a matter of $10,000,000
or bo, had Gillies managed
the scheme.
For the pant two years
Gillies has been thinking and
dreaming and talking of his
plans—but there has been a
dearth of real action In the
Ciillies headquarters.
Today the police are
searching all the Northwest
for him to bring him back
to answer to a shameful
charge.
Is it, as tlie court attend
ant «»i<l, the end of Gillies,
' the. mini who thinks in mil
' lions?,? „ '■', ) '-':i-."«i'.: 4",-">-" "i.C..>V
1 THE FIGURES T
» = s
•> , «
P Allowed by county for ♦
•> feeding prisoners, per man,
•■ per day, .iK centß; actual <5>
t cost, according to Longmlre, ♦
; cents: paid by county, 4>
■•'■ ■!■ 1911, for feeding prison- <9
♦ era, |8,781.1 I; expenses of •»
♦ feeding jirlsoners, lft 11, 'P
♦ M.181.65; difference alleged •*
*> total profit in I'Jll, $'„- •?>
♦ 029.(»4; approximate alleged •
♦ I rofit in 11*12, $(;,070.:i<i; ♦
•• total alleged profit in two <$>
♦ years, $11,700. <S>
■j> <•»
&• <«WJ> <*. <J> .«> «> <$. <£, ,J> <J> <5> <S> <$, «J>
♦ «
# Statement From Sheriff. <§>
<s> *>
•■ Sheriff I.ongmlre admit- <S>
'•' ted this afternoon that he <«>
••• had made money out of the <t>
•> feeding of prisoners. <£
♦ -"I have made a profit," <$
♦ he said, "and I am proud of <s>
♦ it. I don't believe It has <&
•> amounted to Jl 1,700. Where <?>
♦ my cousin got his informa- i>
♦ tion, I don't know, nor care." a,
«5- <»
SHIP IN
DANGER
NOHFOT,K, Va., Jan. 10.- For
the third time within ten days t?ie
Kritiah steamer Alcazar is endan
gered, this time off Diamond
Shoals, according to a wireless
dispatch received here today from
tile revenue cutter Seminole. The
Alcazar grounded ten days ago
near Cape Lookout but wag pull
ed off by the Seminole.
DKOWXS IN FI/OOI).
(Ry United I»tvss leased Wire.)
WHEELING, W. Va., Jan. 10.
—The crest of the Hood In the
Ohio river here was reached to
day. One person, Mrs. James Me-
Cann, lighthouse tender, is known
to have been drowned.
$10
Per Suit
Worth Up to
$30.00
The Last
Winterweight
Suits of
This Manufacturer
Menzies &
Stevens Co.
913-915 Pacific ay.
Tacoina, Wash.

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