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TACOMA is just loaded up with
celebrities this week. There's
Doc Cook, and Gentleman
Jim Corbett — and — and — Gosh!
That's all we've seen so far; but this
is only Tuesday, isn't it?
WOMAN VICTIM OF BRIGANDS
COLD STORAGE
PUNT GETS
BOOST
The municipal cold storage
plant got a big boost tills morn
ing when Engineer J. C. Corbln
of Seattle attended a conference
with the city commission.
Corbin said Seattle had about
1,000,000 cubic feet of storage.
Taroinn has less than 150,000.
Over half the wares of laconia
requiring cold storage are sent to
Seattle.
Corbin told the council the
city ought to be able to make a
good profit and reduce the cost
of living here with a municipal
plant.
Practical argument was put up
by J. C. Eggers, the fish man.
Eggerg sells an eight-pound sal
mon for 25 cents when salmon
are running. The rest of the
time the people here pay 8 and
10 cents a pound.
"If the city will put In a mu
nicipal cold storage plant I will
carry over 150,000 of these fish
and supply them at from 2 5 to
35 cents each the year around,"
said Eggers.
This is hitting the high cost
of living in the solar plexus.
Eggerg says he now stores
thousands of pounds of fish at
Seattle because there is no place
here. He also has lots at Port
land. He would bring it all here
if the city puts in its plant.
"It looks to me like a darned
good idea,'' wrote Frank B. Cole
to the mayor.
COMPANY TO
HAVE NEW
CARS
The street car company Is
really going to get new cars.
"They got some truclts and
motors this morning, I saw
them," says Special Officer D. O.
Smith.
The coach bodies are expected
to be coming along soon now.
The company is also making ar
rangements to increase the serv
ice on the cnble. "They are In
itialling a 210 horse power dyna
mo and will run the cable by elc
tricity In the future. Tlipy nre
building two cars now that will
be out in probably six weeks,"
says Smith.
The cable gave out last night
for a while and traffic was
Btopi;ed for half an hour.
HUMANE SOCIETY
TO HOLD MEETING
The Tacoma humane society
will hold its annual meeting at
the council chamber Thursday
evening. F. H. Murray will de
liver the president's annual ad
dress; F. C. Calkins will talk on
inspection of milk and dairies and
care of horses; Mrs. H. J. Mc-
Gregor will speak on "Home
Training of Children"; Ed. J.
Baskin, organizer of the team
sters' union, W. Van Voris and
C. E. Murkier will also talk.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
M \KSII\I.I.TOU \, lowa, Jan. 21.—Joseph Tuffree, who
would have been 103 years old in less than a month, in dead
liin today. Tuffree in said to have been the oldest member of
the Order of Klkn in the world, having Joined the organization
on hit) moth birthdny annlvcrsury.
OLD DOC COOK—HE TELLS ABOUT THAT NORTH POLE BUSINESS
BY ROBERT MANSFIELD.
Three thousand people
crammed into Pantages thea
ter at the two performances
last night to hear and see and
judge Dr. Frederick A. Cook,
Arctic explorer and claimant
of the discovery of the north
pole.
It has been known since Dr.
Cook began appearing with his
tabloid lecture In vaudeville,
that he was reserving some of
his very special ammunition in
his famoiiß controversy with
Explorer Peary, to be uncorked
in Tacoma.
And judging from the way
thai Dr. Ctfck was overwhelm
ed with cheers and wild ap-
TheTacoma Times
EIGHT WOMEN SIT IN
PETER MILLER JURY
Peter Miller, freshly shaven
and dressed in a suit of natty
brown, is today on trial In Judge
Clifford's court for a crime of
burglary which he is alleged to
have committed In Seattle nearly
four years ago.
Miller is accused of robbing
the Fred B. Fisher home of Se
attle, April 2G, 1909.
During the morning, while his
attorney and that of the stare
questioned the jurors who are to
determine his guilt or innocence,
Miller eat quietly facing the Jury
box, little emotion showing in
his features.
In stature Miller is little short
of a giant. His face, although
somewhat palo, is a mass of
strong lines.
When noon ended the session
of court there were eight women
and four men sitting on the Jury.
These were all open to challenge
by both attorneys, however. Dur
ing the examination of S. Gillen
of Buckley, one of the Jurors, he
admitted that he had forgotten
his age.
Miller's attorney during the
trial will probably expose the
"third degree" and the horrors
of the "black hole," which Mil
ler is said to have endured while
Seattle officials were attempting
to force hia confession.
DANISH STEAMER
WITH CREW, LOST
(By Vnitod Press Leased Wire.)
CHARLESTON, S. C, Jan. 21.
—With her entire crew, a large
Danish tramp steamer believed to
be the Ivar, went down about 50
miles off Plymouth, Dec. 2G, ac
cording to Captain Ree of the
Dutch steamer Pheeda, who Is
here with his vessel today.
LANE ELECTED.
(By United Press leased Wire.)
SALEM, Ore., Jan. 21.—Harry
Lane was elected United States
senator from Oregon by the leg
islature in separate session at
noon today, receiving 2 8 votes
in the senate and 59 votes In tlie
house.
plause by the people In Pan
tages last ntglit—
"Old Doc Cook" wins—
hands down!
After his usual vaudeville
lecture, Dr. Cook declared that
he lias been made a victim of
a jealous conspiracy headed by
Peary.
All of the attacks made upon
him, Dr. Cook said, were in
spired by Peary and all were
groundless.
"Thirty well known, recog
nized Arctic explorers have
recognized me discoverer of the
north pole," he said. "Among
these are Amuadsen, who re
cently reached the south pole,
Lieut. Shackleton, the British
Antarctic explorer. Gen. Oree
VOL. X. NO. 27.
30c A MONTH.
THAT "SILENCE TREATMENT" IS A GRAND DISCOVERY
PETER MILLER
KING PETER
A SICK MAN
(By United I'ress I.chspA Wire.)
LONDON, Jan. 21. —King Pe
ter of Servia is seriously ill, ac
cording to dispatches received
here today from Sofia. The king,
it is said, is suffering from a se
vere case of nervous exhaustion.
ISSUED SIGNED
STATEMENTS
Andy Gunderson and Hans Pe
derson, both Issued STgned state
ments this morning at the city
hall to defend Gunderson of tlie
suspicion of drawing pay from
both the contractor and the city
at the same time. They insist
that after Gunderson was appoint
ed by Nick Lawson as assistant
city electrician, he ceased to Tie
employed by Hans Pederson.
ley and the late Rear Admiral
Schley."
"And those whom Peary has
aligned against me are three
governmental experts who
never saw a piece of polar ice
In all their lives; men who
don't know the dlference be
tween the north pole and a
barber's pole."
AHof these charges which
Peary has hurled against him
to discredit his claims. Dr.
Cook stoutly maintains, are no
more truthful than the alleged
'confession' of Edward "Burrlll,
the guide whom Dr. Cook de
clares was his sole companion
when he climbed Mt. MeKinley
In Alaska. BurriU made pub
lic an affidavit coon after Cook
aud Peary returned to clvillza
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1913.
JAIL WOMAN
IN MURRAY
CASE
As the last step in clinching
their case against Attorney J.
Matthew Murray, the county at
torney's office has toflay jailed
Helen Cummings, a woman who
will be used as a witness for the
state in the attempt to prove the
perjury charges against Tom
Gooden and K. J. Gordon, and
the alleged subornation of per
jury by Matthew Murray.
The Cummins woman, accord
ing to Deputy Prosecutor Askren
participated in the alleged re
hearsal of the testimony before
it presented by the defense when
Gooden was on trial for attempt
ed burglary. She is a negross
and a friend of Gooden's. It was
in her house that the supposed
rehearsal took place.
Askren denied today Murray's
statement that he was being
made the victim of a plot to
place him in the penitentiary.
MEXICANS
SLAY FOUR
(H.v I'nited Press Leased Wire.)
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 21. —
Killing four employes and ab
ducting several women, rebels
raided the ranch of .1. 11. Gleason,
an American, near Chiatumpam,
Tlaxacala state, according to re
ports here today.
CREDIT MEN
ARE TO MEET
The Tacoma Association of
Credit Men will hold their an
nual meeting and banquet tomor
row evening at the Commercial
club. The report for the year
will be read after which the elec
tion of officers win take place.
Three new trustees are to be
chosen.
TWKXTY-SKVKN NAMED
Twenty-seven Tacoma mer
cantile nouses are named In %
petition for an Injunction filed
by the city today in superior
court In an effort to quash the
use of green trading stamps.
WANTS HUSRANO
CITKI) FOR CONTKMM
Lena Griffith, divorced wife Of
Daniel Griffith, has today asked
that her husband be cited for
contempt of court for his alleged
failure to remit alimony
nrfini ntl v
tlon —each claiming to have
found the north pole—ln whtcb
Burrlll swears that Dr. Cook
did not reach the summit of
Mt. MeKinley.
Dr. Cook last night stated
from the stage that Hurrlll
was promised a bribe of $25,
--000 for this alleged false affi
davit; that an advance payment
of $1,500 was made in $100
bills in a Tacoma bank and that
all of these negotiations were
made with Burrlll by General
James M. Ashton of this city.
During this rather highly
seasoned talk from the stage,
Marshall K. Snail rose in his
seat and started to challenge
Dr. Cook to something or
other. The crowd howled glee
fully at the prospect of a row;
VOLCANO ACTIVE
THOUSAND FLEE
MEXICO CITY,
Jan. 21.—The volca
no Colima is vomiting
enormous quantities
of lava, sand and poi
sonous gases, and has
sent inhabitants of
(several villages flee
ling in terror, accord
ling to 'advices re
sreived here today. So
Htgrf?as~ known here,
there have been no
| fatalities, but hun
dreds of cattle and
! other livestock are
I ! dead.
LOGGER
KILLED
Gus Hughes, a logger, em
ployed by liis brother-in-law who
operates the Hufilics Lumber Co.,
was instantly killed this after
noon at the concern's plant in
(iaidenville, near Puyallup. A
heavy log rolled on the victim.
Coroner Ashton went to tlie
icene of the tragedy to view the
remains.
LEX fJKTS .TOH
(Ity I'ntt'd Press Leased Wile.)
WASHINGTON, D. 0., .lan. 11.
—President Taft today nominat
ed William Lee to be United
Stales district attorney for
Idaho.
PINDUDTON, Ore., Jan. 21. —
On account of the heavy snows In
eastern Oregon, Oregon-Washing
ton trains are being routed to
Spokane by way of Umatilla.
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« FOUND I>KAI) IX BKD. <$>
9 Louis Herflung, aged C", ♦
<$> wag found dead In his bed <s>
«* at 1504 South I street, <$>
* shortly after noon today. <S>
<fc He had been ill ror some ♦
$> time, suffering rrom a com- <S>
<?- plication of diseases. The •
$> body was removed to the ♦
<,*> Mellinger undertaking par- <*>
<* lors. <?>
but a small, pale and very de
termined Pantages usher put
the lid on Snell.
"All I want is the truth,"
cried I>r. Cook n* ho closed. "I
don't want any iiumljils or any
honor* or any pension or title*,
all I want is the plain, square
Aral that every citizen of thin
country haft a right to expect.
l.ti us have a nutionai Investi
gation of this I'eary-und-Oook
business—and that will settle
everything.
The crowd cheered wildly
and men all over the down
stairs part of the theater cried
"You"re all right. Cook,"
"We're for you Cook" and «o
on.
It may be that Dr. Cook la
the most collossal liar anfl
HOME EDITION
PASTOR DESERTED YOUNG
BRIDE; ACCUSED, HE FLEES
AFTER HIDING IN CHURCH
Mrs. Kva I)e Tovrea—Frank Horn, (he accused minister, and Ills
<Imii.li at Itii'liiiiiinil.
RICHMOND, Cal., Jan. 21. —
Two women and a minister are
the figures In one of the strang
est cases of dual personality that
ever startled a community.
Rev. Frank Horn of the First
Baptist church is the minister,
who, it is charged, has left a trail
of broken hearts up and down the
Pacific coast. Mrs. Eva Mac de
Tovrea and her mother, Mrs. M.
C. Metz, are the two women.
In 1910 Mrs. de Tovrea was
married and five months later
deserted. No trace of h»T hus
band was ever found. He disap-
fraud that ever lived —Peary
has said so.
But—
It is pretty square shooting
to say that the people who
went to hear his side of the fa
mous controversy last night—
nearly all of them, anyway,
believe that he is honest and
believes that he did reach the
north pole.
Hut if Dr. Cook really did
hit the earth's axis and implant
Old <■'"" \ there, as lie says lie
did; or even if lie believes that
he cli.l—
And l'eary, protected by all
the bureaucracy of the navy of
which he is now a petted rear
admiral—nays he's a liar—
It's pretty tough on old Doc
Cook, isn't it?
THE days are growing longer;
builders and real estate men
are beginning to feel the old
Ambish a-stirring in their veins;
baseball fans are getting restless.
Cheer up, Helene! 'Twlil soon be
Spring!
peared completely. One day re
cently Mrs. de Tovrea was scan-
ning a Richmond newspaper
when she noticed a picture of the
Ilev. Frank Horn, pastor of tlie
First Baptist church.
She recognized him Immediate
ly, she declares, as her missing
husband. She told her mother,
and accompanied liy both her
parents, Mrs. de Tovrea attended
services at the Rev. Horn's
church. Both parents and the
wife positively declared that the
minister was the missing hus
band.
Then the storm broke. Mrs.
de Tovrea sued for divorce and
named Horn aa her hus&and. She
asked $25 a month alimony.
Horn denied It vigorously, de
clared he had never seen i:ie
lady, wasn't married and didn't
Intend to be married.
When Interviewers, deacons of
the church and curious friends or
the accused minister became too
insistent, the Rev. Horn fled to
the church. He set up house
keeping there for a few hours
until his pursuers located him,
when he took refuge in the belfry
of the church, and refused to
come down. Then the deacons
investigated his study by means
of a skeleton key. Here they
found a magnificent assortment
of pictures of actresses and thea
trical magazines containing pic
tures of ladies In abbreviated
costumes. In fact, the Rev.
lorn'B study resembled anything
rather than the place of thought
of a minister of the gospel.
ITALY'S
POLICE
FOILED
ROME, Jan. 21.—Kalian nu.
tliui-iii.s continued today their
investigation into the, disappear
ance from Halo on Lake <Jar<ls, of
Mm. William Mansfield of New
York, wife of Prof. Mannfleld,
in-.'■! of the collexo of pharmacy
at Columbia university. A report
that MM. Manslli-M was Keen at
Venice vim run down today but
proved unfounded.
Kepcrts that brigands kill-
Raped the woman are uncon
firmed but the police insist that
Prof. Mansfield at New York
soon will receive a demand for
ransom. The police have searched
both the Austrian and Italian
frontiers without success.
Mrs. Mansfield was a guest at
the Hotel Victoria here until a
week ago, when she started for
northern Europe. She reached
Salo safely, where all trace of
her was lost.
Husband Alarmed.
NEW YORK, Jan. 21. —Prof.
William Mansfield, heart of tlie
college of pharmacy at Columbia
university, was greatly alarmed
today over reports that Mrs.
Mansfield had disappeared from
Salo, on Lake Garda, in northern
Italy.
"My wife hag been traveling In
Europe," said I'ror. Mansfield.
"The last I heard from her wai
four days ago. 1 knew she ex
pected to go to Italy, but had
heard nothing of her disappear
ance until today."
THREE LABOR
LEADERS ARE
RELEASED
(By I'liMcd Tress I . is. ,l Wire.)
LBAVBNWORTH, Kan., .Tan.
21. — Tbeir bonds properly signed
and hearing the approval of the
federal authorities, W. J. Mc-
Cain and W. Hen ltrown of Kan
sas City, and \V. E. Kedrtln or
Milwaukee, convicted labor lead
ers, left the federal penitentiary
here this afternoon. Warden
McClaushrey treated the trio to
a fine dinner before their libera
tion.
IFLAMES SWEEP
CANADIAN CITY
(RULI/FrriX)
(Ily United Press 1..-nw.l Wire.)
WINNKPBO, Jan. 21.—For
12 himi.. the business section of
Fort Saskatchewan has been
swept by fire, and it Is feared the
entire rity will be consumed, ac
cording to dispatches received
here this afternoon. Fort Sas
katchewan is on the Canadian
Northern railroad, near Edmon
ton.
COMMISSION
HOUSE OPENS
Rlchey & Gilbert Co. have
taken up quarters in the munic
ipal dock and opened a new com
mission house in Tacotna to han
dle Yakima produce.
Superintendent Hall of tne
dock says he has other new firms
on the string and will soon have
lots of business going in the mu
nicipal buildings.
Wanted
People who are out of
work to read the "Help
Wanted" ads on page 6 to
day. If there Is nothing
there for you a "Situation
Wanted" ad In tomorrow's
paper will get you a position.
It only costs 1 cent a word
and four insertions for the
price of three. Read Times
"Want Ads" for profit; use
them for results.

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