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■'tells young girls what kind of
real hard work they will en
counter If they adopt the stage.
Worth while! Tomorrow's Times
VOL. X. NO. 21.
KepresenUitUe Daniel K. Gilkey of Pierce.
Hepresentatlve Frank Sweet of Pierce.
IJepi-esentative Stevens of Spokane.
Let their names be branded into the consciousness of the
people of the state of Washington as the three men who be
trayed their constituents for a little cheap political prestige.
They were elected as progressives. They told the people
they endorsed the platform and policies of the progressives.
They covenanted with the people to be true to the new regime,
to stand for dethroning the political bosses and enthroning
Justice and a square deal for the people.
TRAINS ON ALL
ROADS OUT OF
CITY TIED UP
NO TRAINS WILL BE RUN
NING OVER THE GREAT
NORTHERN BEFORE TO
MOKHOW NIGHT, SAY OF
FICIALS OF THE ROAD —
CASCADE MOUNTAINS ONE
GREAT SNOW THAI.
No trains over the CJivat North
rrn until tomorrow night.
C. M. * St. I*, trains indefinite
All Northern Pacific trains 2
to 10 hours into.
High up on the Cascade divide
today all coast bound transcon
tinental trains are slowly bur
rowing their way through the
greatest snow blockade in years
Although no word has reached
Tacoma as to the extent of the
NISQUALLY WATER PLANT
VALUABLE TO TACOMA
"" Tacoma Just got her Nisqual- have had to pay to the Stone
ly power plant going in time. Webster people $3,000 As it
' * . , was all the city paid for that
By rushing the cut-over work month wag aUout $1 coo
last fall the city got the big This means the Nisqually
Christmas business on her own power plant was worth to Ta
plant and the meters at the coma last month about $25,400
power house show that had me clear profit over the old way or
city bought the current it would [ doing things.
David Warfleld doesn't like <o
be interviewed by newspaper men
when he's working.
All during the summer, which
he spent in his old home town of
San Francisco, he was intei
viewcd so many times that he's
all out of interviews Just now.
"I never tell people how they
may become actors," he told the
Tacoma dramatic writers, "be
cause I don't know how the trick
But Warfiold, who is appear
ing at the Tacoma theater in a
strange and very belascoesque
play, "The Return of Peter
Grimm," has got a stock story
in his repertoire that's wortli
Warfield started in to be an
actor twenty years ago In San
He did a song (?. and dance
(?) and it was pretty bad; he
says so himself.
They hissed him off the boards
the first night, so the story runs,
and he shook his fist at the audi
"I'll never come back to this
town till you pay $2 apiece to see
me act," he cried, In mortifica
tion and rage.
And he never did play San
Francisco again till they were
willing to pay $2 each to see hii'i
In "The Music Master."
Marriage licenses were issued
today to Oswald D. Foley and
Mary Weitel, both of Sellick; C.
Yamamoto of Santa Cruz, Cal.,
and Hatsuye Hashiyuchl of
THE MILLS OF THE GODS GRIND SLOWLY BUT EXCEEDING FINE-FOR PIKERS WHO DONT STEAL ENOUGH
BY ROBERT MANSFIKM*.
When Sheriff Jamieson
came onto the new job at
the county Jail yesterday
he found among the pris
oners a young man whom
. he remembered having seen
before. j »
This fellow-citizen was a
■"^ young' man whom' he had
1 seen "at «■ the ■ theater occa
. sionally, once in a while at
some fashionable function,
- or 'at those places ' where
"'—the prosperous business and
professional men frequent
■ ly meet each other. : _
'A glance at the record
book revealed the identity
v of the young man—he was
t . Russell Jennings, the . Ta
' coma young man who made
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
fearful storm that raged through
the Mountains Saturday, Sunday
and Monday, a message was re
ceived at Seattle today over the
Northern Pacific wires to the ef
fect that the passenger and mail
trains probably would begin ar
riving here late this afternoon
Dispatchers at the C, M. & St.
P. offices expect their trains
through tomorrow, with a possi
bility that some of yesterday's
trains may reach here tonight.
All Great Northern trains are
being detoured over the S., P. &
S. lines and should begin to ar
rive here tomorrow evening.
Large gangs of men and all
the rotaries In the western ser
vice of the transcontinental roads
are at the scene of the blockade.
WVMAN P. SHKAKD, SOX OF
W. F. SHEARD, WEALTHY
TACOMA MERCHANT, MAI!-
RIES TACOMA BELLE IN
Wyman P. Sheard, aged 20
years, Bon of William F. Sheard,
wealthy Tacoma furrier, and Ly
dia Fox, 17-year-old daughter of
Mrs. Alice Fox, a widow of Old
Town, slipped quietly away to
Everett Saturday and were mar
William Sheard, father of the
youthful groom, is in California
for the winter and it is said knew
nothing of the son's actions.
On the affidavit carried by the
girl was the signature of her
mother giving consent to the mar
riage of her daughter to young
Sheard, who is the probable heir
to over half a million.
Mrs. Fox runs a small boarding
house in Old Town.
The young Mrs. Sheard is said
to be one of the prettiest girls of
Old Town, and is one of several
daughters of Mrs. Fox.
Russell Jennings is a good
sort if ever there was one.
He has scores of friends;
In the bank, every man
from janitor to president
thought him a fine, manly
In the sxcluslve club
which he belonged to, there
wasn't a man who was bet
And now that the crash
has come—it's "too bad!"
That is the limit of gym
pathy for Russell Jennings
because he has made a Mis
take; because he Is young,
because he is poor, but
greatest fault of all —he Is
a Little Thief!
Jennings was a teller in
the Pacific National bank.
He Is only 29 years old.
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, .JANUARY 14, 1913.
And the first votes they cast in the organization of the
legislature and formulating its policies was with the bosses
against the people.
For years Joe. Cannon throttled legislation demanded by
the people through the iniquitous house rules at Wuuhington.
Marhine-niade committee under the thumb of the speaker made
him absolute czar. The progressive- movement dethroned him,
blasted the benumbing rules and gave the government bark to
the representatives of the people. The progressive movement
grew up with that fight, Stevens, (lllkcy and Hweet stood for
the reform, advocated it, apparently fought for it before dec
ooMMUMomnt lawson on.
DBRBD BY THK COUNCIL
Til _ PIIHPAItK BUBGHT
SHOWING HOW MU 0 H
MONKY RK PROPOHKH UX>
BPEIfS IN 1913.
Commissioner Nick Ivawson
must bring in a budget showing
what he proposes to spend on
the light and water plants this
Council unanimously ordered
Commissioner Freeland tried
to have it done last fall but
when he insisted on Lawjson
bringing In a budget Nick got
hot, refused, and the meeting
broke up in a row.
Today a bunch of bills for
$5,000 worth of transformers
came before the council. No
bids had ever been called for on
them. Lawson just went and
bought them contrary to the city
charter, which limits purchases
to less than $500 without bids.
When the commission saw the
situation Freeland again called
up the question of a budget for
light and water so the public
will know what the department
proposes to buy, and the council
voted it through in a hurry.
Lawson was ordered to get busy
and show what he is going to do.
Electrician Thorn and Pur
chasing Agent Will Hoyt for
Lawson were brought before the
council. Thorn explained the
transformer bills, sayins the
Malony people were the only
ones who would guarantee the
delivery in time for the city's
cut over work, so the whole bill
was given them. It was an
Her By Fraud
SAN FKAXCISCO, Jan. 14.—
Claiming tliut the Itev. Frank
Horn, pit-iur of the First Bap
tist church at Point Itichnioml,
near here, married her under the
name of Owen F. de Tovrea, Kva
Mi (tm i/ is iml.iy suing for di
vorce. The minister, from v sick
bed, disclaimed all knowledge of
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♦ For Taconia and viriu- <?>
*:ity: Ha in tonight and Wed- •
<$> nesday. <?>
<«> For Washington: Rain <?■
•$> west, snow east portion, <r
♦ probably turning to rain *■
■-?> tonight. Rain Wednesday, •*
--'*"> warmeii east portion to- <5'
♦ night. • ■ <$>
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He is just the same type
of bright, aggressive, am
bitious chap upon whicn
Tacotna and all other West
ern cities depends for
progress and) development.
He is net a gambler; ■ he
is not a hard drinker; he
is not morally bad—but he
Is one of the quick, nerv
ous type of man that makes
mistakes—big mistakes that
count terribly hard.
In short, Russell Jennings
has that strange disease
which old-time doctors
knew nothing of—Neures
thenia. He is a neuresthe
And to be cold-blooded
about it, he is also a thief;
a self-confessed thief.
"I stole the money, and
MEN PLAIN TRAITORS
FOR SALE-THE SOUL
OF ONE WORN OUT CITY
MAUDE LE PAGE; NOTE THE POET S EYES AND POET'S
FA c 4
CHICAGO, lit., Jan. 14.—Chi
cago, the jokeless town, feels that
now it has a real joke.
The joke which is just now so
attractive in this big, harsh, cruel
city, is the spectacle of a young
woman displaying remarkable
qualities of salesmanship in her
efforts to SELL HER SOUL for
Maude Le Page—a rather ro
mantic but her real name-—ls the
girl. The other evening she
arose in the balcony of the great
Auditorium theater and in a clear
"Ladies Mini Gentlemen: I have
with me this evening a perfectly
new soul which lam anxious to
put upon the market for the .in
significant sum .of $1000. This
soul is an excellent article, of
spotless color. ' _ cs , ■■ ■
"I have hud It a number of
years: and I ; can guarantee it to
be the real article." ■ .
The audience raised the roof
and an. usher led her out the
Chicago laughs hoarsely and
says Maude Le Page Is—well a
As a-matter of fact she is not
mad. J3he is just a poor, worn
out working girl—a wasted piee.s
of child labor machinery; a wilt
ed bkide of grass in the desert
I .1111 ready to take "my
medicine.. I am glad •'«>'
suspense Is over," .he hay*.
Of course, IRussell Jen
nings must suffer for his
crime. Maybe he will . get
off with a five-year sen
tence in the Federal Peni
Hillman, millionaire, who
robbed hundreds of poor
people of their life's sav
ings on fake "home" prop
erties, has had his sentence
shortened; he stole plenty.
Parker, the Seattle wire
less wizard, who stole hun
dreds of thousands througn
fake stock sales, Is back In
his $250,000 home in Se
attle —he served a year or
so. He stole plenty.
But .Ji'iiiiinps poor little
tion —then betrayed the people who trusted them.
Howard Taylor, speaker of the house, wants to repeat the
Cannon program in this state. He wanted to name the com
. mittees, to be dictator over them, to be able to throttle legis
lation not wanted by the machine and to boost that which
was wanted. And the old rules would let him do it.
The iKsue was clear. It was the fight of progressive against
And Cilkey, Stevens and Sweet went over to the machine.
It wus not a nieiv question of difference of opinion. The
-issue involved the very essence of progressive reform. It w«« a
question whether the representatives of the people at Olyinpiii
of >brick walls ami hard pave
Maude Le Page . never, bad a
At 8 she went to work and at
24 she has had 16 years of solid
She has never felt what rest
Now she wants a rest, an
Idling play day, a joy, and to
Bain all that thrilling happiness
TO SELL HEM SOUL FOR
i A day or two before the Audi
torium experience Maude Le
Pago visited the Blackstone
hotel. You must know that the
Eflackstone is just as swell as
anything in stupid Chicago can
swell. The young woman had
shorn her long hair and dressed
in a man's suit and she went
from table to table in the bright
dining room offering that soul of
hor's. They turned her out with
Last faH this girl who has
grown from babbyhood to wom
anhood at I workbench, fell sick
and had to quit. Alone in her
sickroom she wrote some poems.
80, in her qiß'St for money to pay
for a play day, she has two
articles fur sale:
POETRY AND A SOUL.
j iirtis'i-silii nir, - didn't steal
■ enough. .
'.' .' Had he stolen a half mil
' lion, he might have ridden
• to the federal building with
the United States marshal,
■ Riven bond and gone back to
3 his club to resume the bil
liard game which the ar
. rival of the marshal inter
! rupted. ■.. ■■:.• ■:.• i.
But Jennings, poor-little
victim of "nerves," didn't
■ dare to delve deep enough
into the coffers of the bank
| that hired him— and paid
I him the usual bank teller's
He stole- li-Kj- than four
.thousand dollars—a little'
.at a time. : • ' . • v.: .
v • Ho didn't speculate, . nor
| gamble, nor Joy-rifle, you
AT HANDS OF
WOMAN WHO OWNS I.OCAI.
TURKISH BATHS APPLIES
TO JUDGE CAKI> FOlt I'KO
Mrs. Alexandria I-enkliom of
Arlington Park drive, Tacoma,
went to the court of Judge Card
today and asked that an order
restraining her husband, Louis
Lenkhom, from killing her, t>e
issued at once.
Mrs. Lenkhom, who has filed
an action for divorce, is part
owner in the Bell Turkish bath
house, 1211 South A street, De
sides beyjg possessed of resr
dence property here and a rancli
near Centralia. Lenkhoni is her
In an affidavit, hastily pre
pared, the terror stricken wom
an asserts Lenkhom came to
their home in a drunken condi
tion and demanded that she
mortgage part of her property
and give him the money or suf
fer death at his hands. She
says he divulged his iilan to
cremate her body in the ruins
of their home, which he pro
posed to fire.
To enforce his demands. Mrs.
Lenkhom says, her husband beat
her terribly in the presence or
Judge Card issued the order
requested by Mrg, Lenkhom, re
straining tlie husband from vis
iting the home of the wife.
Job Is Gone
NEW YOltK, .lan. —lie-
cause he tooted "turkey trot"
and "bunny luij>" scores on his
cornet at n country dance, Itev.
William Klii-lumlt is today de
prived of the rectorship of St.
Paul's Kpiscopal church.
The pastor joined a brass hand
over the protest of his Hock, and
the demand for his resignation
immediately followed his appear
ance with (he organization at a
PITTBBURO. Ta.. Jan. 14.—
Refused five rents to buy candy
by his mother, Leroy 1-Mggins, 11,
shot und killed lier in thpir liomo
here and is today awaiting dis
position of his case. After Hip
deed, the child reloaded the gun,
and going to the yard, fired a
charge through the wall of the
house, leading the police to be
lieve, until the boy confessed,
that some outsider was the slayer.
He stole because he need
ed money to live on, he says.
He contributed to the
support of his mother and
father, snd he paid alimony
or something of the sort to
his first wife who had di
vorced him and he had a
second wife to support.
All this Is no defense at
all. It isn't an object lesson
to shed tears over, nor la
there any sympathy coming
to Russell Jennings—not
He made a mistake in
stealing the money, and
he'll pay for the mistake
by going to the granite
prison where men who go
wrong are locked up In lit
writes every other day for the
Times. She is the highest sal
aried special writer yet; and her
work Is simply great!
HOME EDITION BO CENTS A MONTH.
shall have a right to M«»k and vote on laws wanted by the
lieople or whether they shall be limited to consideration f only
Mn-li measures as the machine will permit.
And Stevens, Qilkcy and Sweet said let the machine rule.
They violated every obligation of man to man. They re
pudiated every patriotic impulse that should govern in public
service, they groveled in the dirt of political chicanery and have
branded themselves as unworthy of the reapest or confidence
of every respectable voter in the state.
Frank S«w(, Daniel Gl&Mf and Iteprwentative Htevenfl
have had their mask-. Mtripped from their fuces They stand
out before the «tatc as ii.-liiiv.il ti'uitorH.
EIGHT HOUR LAW
ENTIRE FORCE I'l/AIXTII'FS l\ A sriT TO OOMHHi <TTY
TO OBSERVE PROVISIONS OF STATE BCMR HOl'R
LAW—MXX NKHK IX.HA < TION" TO KKNTHAIN <TTY
FHOM IX>K( lXt; FIRKMBN TO WOKJi OVBR KltiHT.
• STATE KIGIIT lIOUK LAW. •*
• "Section <15713 — Hereafter eight hours in any calendar <?►
<$> day shall constitute a days' work on any work done for <&
■•■ the state or any county or m imiripalily within the state <•>
•> siilijcct to conditions horeina fter provided. •*>
♦ "Section «."»"."S—lt is part of the public policy of the <*
•> stale of Washington that nil work by contract or day <$>
•■ labor done for it or any polit leal subdivision created by it- <J>
'•• law, shall be performed in work days of not more than <?>
♦ eißht hours each, except in cases of extraordinary emer- <»>
♦ gency." «>
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Taroma firemen, I-■"> stronu,
today struck in (lie courts to en
force tin- i i;;lil hour <lay in Hull
employment on this city.
Attorneys liono & \\ i mit to
diiy liled in superior court n
coiniiliiiiit signed by the whole
(ire department practically with
possibly oik* or two exceptions,
asking the court for an injunc
tion to rot ruin ilic city from en
forcing more tlian ii^ln hours
of service in itny one (lily from
This action by the firpnirn
comes as the climax lo the threat
of Klre Chief McAlev.v and as a
result of the dissatisfaction or
the firemen with the recent sal
ary boost by the city commis
sion which did not give them all
they asked for.
The suit is started ngainst
the City of Tacoma, Commin
sloner A. IT. Mill* and Fire Chief
McAlevy and is sinned by \27>
of the men in the department,
including all the captains, lieu
tenants and other officers, ex
Work "_■ I Hours Now.
Tlie complaint recites the
eight hour law, and declares they
are compelled to work 24 hours
with only an hour off for each
meal, leaving them 21 hours on
duty in violation of the eight
hour law of the state.
Following the passage of the
salary ordinance the firemen
consulted the labor council on
the matter and were referred to
Bone & Wright, attorneys, to
start suit against the city. Hone
& Wright associated with them
Ciordon & Kasterday and are pre
paring 10 fight the case to tne
I,nicest in p.,mi of Number.
The suit Is the largest one In
point of the number of litigant!)
ever filed in Pierce county.
Should the firemen win out It
would mean either cutting the
derartnient materially or multi
plying the number of men by
three with additional cost to the
The city will undoubtedly go
before the legislature now In
session to seek relief from tne
suit by having the eight hour
law amended Bo It will shut out
firemen from its operation.
If the legislature refuses to
do this, and there will be strong
opposition to it from organleU
labor the city will simply have
lo either change their polity, cut
the force or pay the extra cost
of three shifts.
Had KiinhHl Jennings
stolen enough to make him
a IIIk Crook like Hilliiian
or I'nrker, lie mi»;lil have
gone to prison for a little
while; then he'd come out
and no back to the club.nnd
the boys would give hint
the glad hand and he'd live
in this community to a ripe
old ngc; Just' as I'arker is
doing In Seattle and as Hill
ll.ail Will flrtllllllrs- do, .
Instead, when the - long,
weary term behind the steel
bars comes to a dreary end,
RusfteM Jennings will creep
out. of the big'gates a pale,
emaciated 1 thing—for Neu
restheniß never , lets —
and " he'll •'■ crawl off some-'
I where •* to "begin ' all over
Governor-elect Lister left for
Olympia today to become gov
ernor of the slate tomorrow.
Before going, however, he
showed he intended to tpinmn
a Tacoman by going to the city
hall and registering as a voter.
Bverythißg is ready for tlie
bin Inaugural. The trains have
made ami le preparations to
carry the, crowds from various
nofnU. .This city will probably
be represented by the Mggeßt
Hathcrlnpr that ever attended an
inaugural at Olympia.
FOlt LAND'S SAKKS!
•"•> NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. <S>
♦ ii,— A special bathtub, 8 <S>
<?• feet long, 4 feet wide and 4 <&
'•■ feet deep, has today been <s>
•■•• ordered by the Taft hotel <S>
■'• here to be placed in the suite 3>
■•■ President Taft will occupy <3>
♦ when he assumes his duties <*>
• as a Yale professor. *
FOR RENT—A nice 4-acre
ranch, highly improved, 1
acre raspberries, ',4 acre logan
berries nnd blackberries, also
lots of apples, prunes and
plums. 1 acre ground for pota
toes and garden. Take Spana
way car to Lincoln ay., go east
to Pacific ay., inquire for P. J.
Smith, or address R. F. D. 3,
Box 64, Tacoma.
Mr. Smith gave this ad to be
published four days. No, it
was not published the four
days; It appeared Saturday and
he rented the ranch Sunday.
You can rent most anything
through Times want ads. Try
Crooks shouldn't have
shouldn't steal money from
banks, because they don't
know how to steal enough.
That is the chief reason
why Russell Jennings la
pacing the floor of a little
cell up in the gray building
"ii 11th street today wish
ing to Qod that he'd never
It uss.ll Jennings — yon • -
didn't steal enough. .There's •,'"*,
no rlug to you m'» thief;
that is why you are In Jail &1S
today instead. of being, ant":; t.:j
on bail surrounded > by. your jsj^*j
sympathetic friends, and <
■ perhaps slipping a fat fee to. ; ;
a big, '. brainy bunch of law-.
* yers i who ; would "'_ make ttffigi
■>• easier for Tott.'v-»'"«"'- -■'"» ->jt<*