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WOMAN ATTACKED IN HOME BY TRAMP
Mrs. Ethel M. Hirst and her
husband, Charles of Carbonado,
are ugrced thut a divorce is the
only way of umicably settling
their differences of temperament,
but are fighting in court today
for their five children.
The drama was staged in Judge
Card's court today.
Charles Hirst, according to let
< -s of recommendation sent the
■ by his employers and others
■^ onado, is a model husband
■ X' knowledge, and a good
■ He filed <he complaint
u divorce and the custody or
Pve little Hirsts.
,lls. Hirst, it was testified to
/uay, is not allowed the pastime
of intoxication in her home, but
has found that sort of thing pos
sible at gv.me of the neighbors.
.Justice of the Peace Prltchard
of Carbonado, the testimony
shows, is one armed. He found
Mrs. Hirst fast asleep In me
baseball park one evening, it was
said, ail as Mrs. Hirst weighs
close to 200 and he has but ttie
single arm, was unable to ge* lier
home without assistance.
On another occasion, it Is
charged, Mrs. Hirst danced down
one of Carbonado's residence
avenues holding a cake high over
head while she sang a lilting
MA YOU SKYMOI'K AND COM
MINMIONKII nUOBIWUID IN
OLYMIMA TODAY AFTER
Mayor Seymour and Commis
sioner Freeland went to Olymp:a
today to be present before the
bouse and senate judiciary com
mittees this afternoon when mu
nicipal bills will be taken up.
The city representatives will ask
that three bills there now be re
ported favorably, one to allow
the city to sell water and light
outside the city, another to com
pel street railways to pave out-
Bide their tracks and a third ror
the reduction of the interest pen
alty to 12 per cent on delinquent
William D. Haywood former
•ecretary of the Western Federa
tion of Miners, and now an or
ganizer for the Industrial Work
ers of the World, is in Portland
today on a speechmaking tour of
the northwest. He addressed an
audience of 3,000 during which
he explained the principles of tne
Haywood was one of the lead
ers in the Lawrence, Mass., tex
tile strike. He is due In Ta«oma
Judge Stiles in perusing the
records of supreme courts dis
covered a strong argument
against the loan shark business
with city employees today. In a
case in Lexington, Ky., wnere city
firemen had assigned their pay
warrants to outsiders, the court
held the auditor should not have
issued the warrants and the city
was ordered to pay the salaries
over again, as it la declared to
be against public policy for fire
men to assign their pay warrants
before they are due.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.—The
sentence of J. Thornburn Ross, a
Portland, Ore., banker, to five
years In the penitentiary for the
alleged larceny of $288,000 or
state funds, was affirmed today
by the supreme court of the
VIENNA. Jan. 27.—Archduke
Rainier, 87, a relative of Emper
or Franz Josef, Is reported dying
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PETER MILLER GUILTY;
MUST ANSWER TWELVE
MORE CHARGES SOON
Again Peter Miller has
been found guilty of burg
lary, and again he has filed
notice of an ap|>eal continu
ing his four-year fight in the
courts of Pierce county and
King county, which If he
loses means a penitentiary
cell for the rest of his years.
It was only after an all-night
flession that a verdict was reached
by the Jury. Only one held out
till the last for acquittal until
after a long contest, when he was
finally won over, and at 10:30
yesterday morning the foreman
communicated with Judge Clifford
announcing that a verdict had
been reached. Miller and coun
cil for both sides were then
summoned to the courtroom.
Throughout the trial Miller had
maintained an expression of ap
parent indifference, and, except
for his close observation of the
testimony of certain witnesses,
might have been taken for the
friend of the attorney making
the fight, who had just dropped
into the courtroom to hear the
proceedings. The reading of the
verdict dissolved -Miller's indiffer
ence. His face expressed a hurt
bo penetrating that it appeared to
affect his physical strength. He
sank into his chair with an inaudi
ble exclamation that amounted
only to a movement of the lips.
Attorney Glasgow had hoped at
least for a disagreement. He said
that the fight for Miller's liberty
was a matter of principle and
would be kept up.
Attorney J. M. Glasgow, for
Miller, immediately gave notice
that he would appeal the decision.
Sentence will be deferred until
the papers have been filed.
On next Wednesday in the
ABOLISH SCHOOLS IN NEXT
TEN YEARS IS NEW THEORY
J}y United Press Leased Wire.)
OKXVKK, Jan. 27.—Higl« and
grammar schools will be done
away witli as useless institutions
of learning within the next ten
Colleges and universities will
be largely sti|»erfluous within the
Itoys and girls will secure a
complete education «t the age of
14 or 15 without the deep study
now required to pass even a
grammar school course.
(United Press Leased Wire.)
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 27.—
Stricken with ptomaine poi
soning, M iss Julia Marlowe ix
today unable to appear with
K. H. Sotlii-rn here. An un
<li-i study Ik taking her parts
until she recovers.
Suit for the recovery of $1,600
from the Carnival association will
be begun Thursday by G. W.
Stromer, who has been assigned
the claim of Aviator James Mar
tin, who declares he was willing
to attempt to fly out and into
the stadium last July 4, but tnat
the association would not let him.
They would not allow him his
per cent of the gate receipts.
FIRES AT ARCHDUKE
(By United Press Leaned Wire.)
PARIS, Jan. 27. —Firing at
the Archduke Louis Salvator of
Tuscany several times while he
was at his estate in Miraniix. a
workman attempted to slay the
11l 1,1- KKKP MIS liiiliS
NOME, Jan. 27.—John John
son turned down all offers today
for hlB team of Siberian wolves
with which he won the Solomon
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same courtroom Miller must an
swer to 12 charges of perjury
based on alleged untruths said to
have been told while on previous
trials for burglary.
si 1n.i,1 hooks for the most part
will in- rust nside in favor of men
tal impressions received by pupils.
These are some of the predic
tions voiced by Judge Lindsay of
the juvenile court today. His
opinion is based on his knowledge
of the educational system per
fected by Thomas A. Kdison. So
impressed is the jurist with Edi
son's method that It is not Im
probable he may soon devote most
of his time to work In connection
MUST GO TO
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.—The
United States supreme court ar
firmed today the conviction of
Charles S. Heike, former secre
tary of the American Sugar Re
fining company, for alleged rom
lJicity in the sugar weighing
frauds in 1907. He was sentenced
to a year and a half imprison
ment and fined $5,000.
A strict interpretation of the
immunity statute covering testi
mony for government "trust busr
ing" and interstate commerce
cases, was included in the decree
of the court
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 27.—
J. Thorburn Ross, whose sentence
of five years in the penitentiary
was today affirmed by the su
preme court of the United States,
was president of the Title Guar
antee & Trust company, which
failed in 1907.
Tacoma printers do not intend
lo allow the city commission to
grant a franchise to the Sunaet
Telephone company without a
A delegation of nearly a dozen
printers representing both typo
graphical union men and the
master printers appeared at tne
city council chamber this morn
ing to protest against the fran
They asked some time ago that
the company be compelled to
have its printing done here..The
council is Inclined to cut this out.
There are other things.the print
ers want also.
"We don't believe In granting
a 25-year franchise at all," said
J. T. Neal. "Long before that
time the city or Uncle Bam will
probably be ready to take tne
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 1913.
Ten minutes after her husband,
Le Koy K. Keller, had left their
home at 10OS South I street at
I.to this afternoon, Mrs. Flor
ence Keller was attacked In t?ie
kitchen of her home T>y an un
known man, supposed to be a
The fellow knocked at ttie
Kid Inn door and Mrs. Kolicr,
noting bis suspicious actions,
tried to slum the door in his face
a moment after she li.nl opened
it In answer to the knock.
The man pushed open the door
and attacked Mrs. Keller. He
forced her to the floor and grasp
ing a butcher knife from fhe
kitchen table attempted to cut her
The prostrate woman fought a
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
NKW YOltK, Jan. 27.—
Accepting the offer of Sl,-
OOd.OOO from Chaile B. Fin
lay, banker, to successfully
demonstrate his tuberculosis
cure in America, Dr. F. F.
Kriedniann, the Ilerlin sci
entist, is scheduled to come
to this country at onco, ac
cording; to an announcement
"Dr. Friedmanii's brother,
who is here, has received a
cable from him that he is
ready to start for New York
and will sail within a week
or two," declared I'inlay.
F. A. Morgan, of the South Ta
coma fire house, was this morn
ing placed on the pension list at
half pay by the firemen's pension
board. Morgan was awarded $40
a month and a similar amount ror
The fireman fell down a chute
last July and injured his back.
He continued on the job until he
collapsed in his home while car
rying in a load of wood.
(Ry I hi If. I I'rosH I .<•;.-<■■ I Wire.)
TTLSA, Okla., Jan. 27.—Be
cause he eloped with Esther Bfz
zell, 20, John Goodspeed, who had
a wife and severar children, was
killed by Mrs. Ola Blzzell, tne
girl's mother, ui;on the return of
the coupl© here. Mrs. Blzzell ta
prepared today to plead the un
terrible and bloody battle with
her assailant and was badly cut.
Her screams frightened the
man and his victim managed to
tear loose and run to her next
door neighbor, Mrs. C. E. Well
Mrs. Weilant attended to Mrs.
Keller's terrible cuts and then
sent in a teleihone call for the
Detectives hurried to the scene
of. the outrage, and are now
searching for the man, who is de
scribed as being about 3(1 years
old. and fairly well dressed.
In making his escape from the
house, the des]>erado grabbed his
victim's purse and jewels. The
purse contained about $4 in
money. The jewels he dropped as
Tlmt she may become legally
possessed of the property anil
money left by her husband, Frank
S. nialtner, the Tacoma attorney
who was drowned in Commence
ment hay a week ago. Mrs. Dora
l>. lUattner today filed a fx-t it ion
(or letters of administration of
lii* estate. Judge Clifford has or
dered a hearing for Saturday.
The petition includes only his
real and personal properly,
among which is the steam launch
which figured in his death.
It is stated in the petition that
his personal property will amount
to $2,n00. Their home, a hand
some residence on Orchard road.
Prospect Hill, his office furniture,
bank balances and personal ef
fects are the other articles named.
The boat, in which were found
Attorney Ulattner's coat, hat and
cuffs, has been locked and
guarded from inspection by the
curious since his disappearance.
The name of Mfss Dorothy
Blattner, the attorney's 17-year
old daughter, appears on the pe
tition with that of her mother.
She is named as the only other
lllattner left the boathouse,
foot of 11th St.. Saturday after
noon, Jan. 19 in his launch. When
but a short distance from the
shore the boat was seen to be
afire by those who were on the
.bay at the time. Another launch
rqslied to the side of the burning
craft and flames were easily ex
tinguished. Blattner's body has
not bPen recovered.
Mrs. Blattner will collect the
$10(1,000 insurance money, if it
is paid, besides being the sole
assignee of her husband's prop
KNOWKMDK KOJM MAN
LEAVENWORTH, Wash., Jan.
27. —One man is dead and one
seriously injured today as the re
sult of an accident Saturday
when Great Northern special
train and snowplow was buried
by an avalanche of snow two
n>ilea west of here.
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GIRL THIEF'S ODD PLEA
IS SHE ANOTHER TRILBY?
Ida ToiiiU'}", a buxom, ruddy
cheeked girl, gawd in fash
ionable wear, bedecked with Jew
—and only seventeen—was
arrested on Pacific avenue Satin
day by detectives.
Hlie is a self-confessed "ser
vant 'girl" thief; she has been
married, and she has seen life.
This cliild-in-ycars lias Gone
When the, plain clothes men
| stopped her and told her she must
K<> hi' to the station with them,
she met the news with a hard
"All right, kid," she cried with
a queer, twisted gaiety.
The police sent her over to Se
attle, where she is wanted for
I robbing the homes of wealthy
folks who have had her for a day
'or two as nurse-girl, or house
While in Tacoma the girl se
cured employment at two homes
and robbed both. Her victims
are Mrs. G. B. Richardson of
Prospect Hill and Mrs. G. W.
Fowler, 709 North O St.
"I've been hypnotized by my
friend," explained the girl to the
matron. "He makes me steal."
Through the confession of the
girl, the Seattle police arrested
! Peter Barbara/. In the other city.
He is a youth whom the Tomley
girl declares is her master-mind.
"I've tried to net away
from Pete," she told the po
lice. "I've tried to run away
and not be a thief—hut lie
has got me; his eyes look
right into me; he makes me
Then she told of how "she had
robbed houses in other cities;
how her Svengali-like master had
forced her to be a criminal.
"And he has other girls that
he makes do the same thing" she
The girl got nothing from the
proceeds of her thefts.
What jewels she stole, her
Master took from her, she says.
Sometimes she was allowed .to
keep a stray garment or two—
her rake-off of the plunder.
Hut the sinister master-mind
of her captor was always reach
ing out to her
"Hurry up; steal what you can;
Then I lie master-mind would
answer advertisements in the pa
per for servants, him) the girl
would In- sent into another home
It is the queerest yarn that has
been spun in Taconia police head
quarters for many a day.
Maybe the girl's story is true.
Her toughness In only thin
ly spread on the surface; she
is proud of it. Keul 1...1
women are not proud of
their badness; they hide it
away and cry over it, some
But Ida Tomley, seventeen, has
all the strange jargon of the un
derworld at the tip of. her
She affects to be unconcerned
about her arrest and she tells of
her score of burglaries with rare
Vet, she is another "Tril
by," she says; her mind is
owned and swayed beyond
her own strength; she is a
slave to a stronger intelli
gence. And that Intelligence
In the man llarbarax.
If Ida Toniley is found guilty
of the crimes to which she has
confessed, she will go to prison,
She has Gone the Route —and
that will be the usual wind-up.
There is much to wonder at In
this hard-faced child, of seven
teen; there Is much to marvel at
in her almost-unbelievable etory
of the Master-mind.
Hut there is nothing to moral
ize about. She is a bad girl, she
says, and doesn't care.
(By t'nltM Press 1..-.-.M .! Wire.)
TRIESTE, Jan. 27. —Fran Be
lelll, who murdered her new-born
child in a dream, probably will
be declared Insane, It was learned
today. The woman and her hus
band long had desired a child
and when a fine baby came, they
were so obsessed by their pride
and pleasure that both thought
of the Infant constantly, and even
dreamed about him.
In the middle of the night ,Be
lelll heard his wife talking in her
sleep, and caught words to t;ie
effect that the baby was sick. He
arose and went to the crl'b to look
after the child and was horror
stricken to find that the little fel
low's head had been almost com
He called to his wife and with
a shriek, Fran Belelli awoke and
leaped from the bed, her hanc
still grasping a bloodstained
For Taeonia and vi
cinity: Wain tonight
Knin west tonight or
Tuesday; fair east
portion tonight and
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(By United Press leased Wire.)
BBLLINQHAM, Jan. 27. —The
trial of Jacob Furth, the veteran
Seattle banker, and three asso
ciate officers of the Seattle Na
tional bank, was resumed this
morning, Judge Hardin's court
room was taxed to its capacity by
farmers and citiena, many of
whom iiiami' the Seattle man for
their losses In the failure of the
Proceedings in the conspiracy
trial of Jacob Furth and thr<?« as
sociate bankers of Seattle, were
enlivened today by an hour's ar
gument over a legal question, in
which the state was accused of
engaging in a "fishing expedi
tion" and the defense was count
er charged with attempting to
sgnelch material testimony.
The argument was precipitated
when Witness James Dunlap,
trustee in bankruptcy of the
Schricker bank, was asked by As
sistant Special Prosecutor Corrl
|U what disposition he was able
to make of the assets in his
Judge Hardin, while stating he
was inclined to rule with the de
fense, took tile matter under ad
visement until tomorrow.
F. A. Hill, a mining engineer,
was the first wilness. He pave
•Xpert testimony of value of coal
lands In Pennsylvania In which
Scliiickcr had a Blight tnteregr.
Furth seemed much more at
ease today than during the open
ing statement Saturday of Proeo
Lucy Krvin, 23 years old and
pretty, Is being detained by the
police today with Virgil Smith,
aged 24 years, on suspicion of
being connected with the $2,."00
diamond robbery whien tooK
place Sunday night in the Cas
cade hotel, 1537 1-2 South O
Miss India Hines, landlady of
the hotel, was the victim of the
robbery. With the diamonds
were taken $150 in cash belong
ing to the Hines woman.
The girl and Smith, according
to Miss Hlnes, came to her place
and asked for a room yesterday.
They claimed to have come from
Their arrest followed an In
vestigation of the robbery by De.
tectlvei Huckaba, Facfc'.er and
WIFE KILLS *
" MOSCOW, Jan. 27.—1n a duel
with rapiers, to which she had
formally challenged him. Madame'
Madia Putokin stabbed her hus
band to the heart, and he la dead
here today. The Putoklna were
both fencing teachers, and the
husband resented attentions paid
by a young officer to his wife,
from whom the officer wag taking
fencing lessons. . ,iV
T. J. PLEKTWOOD, Hgt.
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