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'Twill pay you very well.
BATTLE STILL RAGES IN MEXICO CITY
i MADERO PLANS TO USE
DYNAMITE IN EFFORTS
! TO REGAIN LOST GROUND
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
!• MKGICO CITY', Feo. 14.— was reported here at noon that
the Madero troops plan to dynamite three blocks of the city's mosi
crowded and costly buildings to gain v more strategical position
lor heavy 'which they wIsH to direct at the arsenal. Ttie
»- - report has not been confirmed.
vT" . ...
MKXICO CITY, Feb. 14.— of the first shells fired by the
4** Diaz rebels today entered the cliapel of a convent five blocks from
f the national palace and exploded amid tho nuns and women and
y s children refugees who were knerling in prayer. Seven nuns and
I five other women are reported killed.
t MKXICO CITY, Feb. 14.—At 0 o'clock the battle censed
r while the combatant! ate breakfast. During the lull Madero sent
a message to General Diaz notifying tho ivbel leader that he and
his followers would lie shown no no mercy unless they ceased I'ir
** Ing in such a way as to endunger non-combatants. Many persons
' were killed in today's battle, half the number being non-combat
ants.
MKXICO CITY, Feb. 14.—Iturstlng shells this afternoon
rlp|»ed to i ililit'ii.-. the I'nion Jack over the British legation. Other
shells damaged the walls.
MKXICO CITY, Feb. 14.—1t was reported this afternoon
that President Madero had been wounded in the thigh by a frag
ment of a bursting rebel shell. Xo confirmation of the report
, was obtainable.
MKXICO CITY, Feb. 14. —Flac-
iiiK Ills heavy guns directly In
front of the American consulate,
apparently to invite destruction or
the buildings, Francisco Mudero
resumed the battle with General
-• Felix l»iaz for control of the Mex
iran capital at 0:50 this morning.
The casualties in yesterdays
clash are estimated at 1,000 kill
ed and 2,000 wounded. These
figures are lielieved to be conser
vative.
Beaten at every turn in yester
day's clash, Madero, the foreign
diplomats here believe, now geeks
to compel intervention by forcinf;
Diaz to make American property
the target of his fire.
The federal troops, evidently
expecting to surprise the n-lx-:-.
charged down the street toward
I»m/.' arsenal stronghold, shortly
after daylight, firing us they ran.
The rebel battery replied with n
withering lire, Madero's men re
treating In disorder.
Despite optimistic statements
today by Madero and General
Huerta, his right hand man, tlie
government is now on the defen
sive, and unless reinforcemeuts
arrive soon, it is generally believ
ed the government troops will t»e
driven from the city.
"We have 6,000 men," said
General Huerta, "but wo don't
wish to sacrifice any lives by or
dering a full charge down a nar
row street, approaching the cita
del, In the face of a rebel ttrc.
Hiii/. is near the end of bis re
sources anil may surrender or flee
at any time."
All newspaper correspondents
here, however, believe the dimin
ishing federal cannonading Is due
to a shortage of ammunition.
General Diaz appears to have an
unlimited supply.
Throughout all yesterday the
rebel batteries of heavy guns
poured a fierce fire of shrapnel
MAN AND WIFE ON JURY
PETER MILLER OBJECTS
•.. ' The trial of Peter Miller, whose
sensational legal fight to keep out
£ of jail on several charges of bur
glary in King county, and who 1b
now facing a charge of being a
habitual criminal in the Pierce
county court,-was resumed this
morning before Judge Clifford.
. . With the statement that tlie
presence of Mr. and Mrs. R. 8.
Gillesple, husband and wife, as
jurors, was ■ prejudicial to his
case, J. M. Glassgow, attorney for
Peter Miller, asked Judge Clifford
.-* tills morning thnt the entire Jury
be dismissed. He declared that
lie was Ignorant of this relation
ship when the' Jury was sworn In
yesterday.
Judge Clifford denied his mo
-.■ tlon. . ............ . .
INVEST
NOW
For Present Income and
Future Increment
Buy Tacoma Property
We have many pieces of well
located property tfiat will
make money for the wise in
vestor.'
Calvin Philips & Co.
211 California Building
Money to Loan.
TheTacoma Times
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
30c A MONTH. ' TACOMA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1913. HOME EDITION
around the national palace and
many of these shells, dropping
into the Zocala which fronts tne
building, forced the federal troops
to move to cover.
Residents of the capital hare
lost confidence in Madero tie
cause of his inability to fulfill
promises. Yesterday he declared
the subjugation of Diaz would
be swift and terrible because tlie
government had planned to sur
round him completely and then
pound his position with their
heaviest guns. This was in no
way fulfilled.
PARIS, Feb. 14.—Porfirio Diaz,
former president of Mexico, will
hurry to his native country to
take the Held ngainst the fulled
States in the event of Interven
tion, according to friends of Diaz
here today,
LEAYKNWORTH, Kan., Fel>.
14.—Orders were issued at Fort
heaven worth this afternoon di
recting all government troops to
draw khaki uniforms immediate
ly. It is understood the order Is
preliminary to a movement of
troops toward the Mexican fron
tier.
EL PASO, Feb. t4. —President
Madevo and family left Mexico
City secretly last night, accom
panied by a personal guard and
iIOO federal soldiers, according to
claims made here today by Diaz
sympathizers. The report has not
been confirmed.
DATE IS MARCH 14
NEW YORK, Feb. 14. —Luther
McCarty and Bombardier Wells
are to box 10 rounds at Madison
Square Harden on the night of
March 14, according to announce
ment today.
The most Important witness of
the morning was N. M. Burdic'x,
official photographer of Clinton
penitentiary, New York. Everett
C. Ellis, counsel for the state,
tried to show by his testimony
that Peter Miller, under the name
of Frederick Miller, had been con
fined in the Clinton prison from
January 18, 1895, to June 20,
1901. Burdick stated that tie
had seen Miller at the peniten
tiary, that he had known him
quite well, and that he had been
a "trustie," employed .in the cor
respondence department of the
prison. An alleged photograpn
of Miller, said to have been taken
at Clinton, was Introduced as evi
dence.
Attorney Glasgow, for the de
fense, tried to disprove the story
related by Burdick. The latter
admitted he had not been employ
ed when Miller whs taken in; but
ho saw him later. He also ad
mitted he was a boy of 14 or
thereabouts when he first knew
Miller.
= WE'RE A BAft LOT ——-—
Collier's Weekly In a recent Issue printed <he following ed
itorial
"Mr. Chas. P. Taft's Cincinnati Times-Star is very much
excited about Collier's assertion that there 'is not much left of
the doctrine that a man can do what he will with his own.'
Collier's is 'unaffectedly, childishly glad of it,' exclaims Mr.
Tafts paper. Wo 'ulay upon class prejudices;' we 'speak
Mieeringly of the rights of property;' we are 'against old free
institutions'—so mns tho catalogue of our crimes. And then
the Times-Star turns to a fellow-criminal:
0 " 'Kight ln»re in, Cincinnati we have another newspaper of
this type. The Tost, is owned by an exceedingly rich roan, who
CITY TO
MAKE BIG
RATECUT
COMMISSION ORDKRS mcjht
AND watkr dkpautmbnt
to cut RATKS AM) com-
PKTK against STONK-WKIi-
TKII CORPORATION — thkv
launch campaign toselii
powuit to FACTOHIKS.
The city ronimlssion took the
light department Into its own
hands yesterday afternoon ami
voted to go after (lie business in
Taconia.
With at least 1.~,000 horsepow- '
er available to sell which ought to
lirinn in nearly half h million dol- !
lars to the city. Commissioner j
Nick Luwson admitted that the j
city has not signed up a new pow
er contract for weeks.
The Stone-Webster people have '
been getting the business.
I.mhsiiu told the '•ommission he
had been waiting trying to get
the Stone-Webster people to agree
to a reciprocal switch to bo used
in case of emergency. So he has
done nothing to get the business.
Now he declared he was ready for
war.
Commissioner Freeland several
days ago got hold of a new card
of rates being given out by the
Stom:-\\'ebst,er company. It made
a mighty cut in rates. The com
missioners agreed the city would
have to get in and go arter tile
business. A straight cut was
made in rates, reducing them
about one-half for large consum
ers and it will be possible ror
manufacturers now to get current
for less than half a cent a kilo
watt. This is the lowest rate any
where In the United States.
Lawson was ordered to get out
a new card of ratea witn the re
ductions noted.
Judge Stiles was called in and
he aaid the power contracts being
signed up by business men with
the T. R. & P. are not worth the
paper they were written on. The
city can take the business and the
business men need have no fear of
lawsuits.
The attorney also called atten
tion to the fact that the Stone-
Webster company must make the
same rate in Seattle as Tacoma
and the public service commission
will be brought into the fight to
lino up the company which Is try
ing to kill municipal ownership
in this city.
FERRY BOAT
SINKS IN A
FOG
(United Press leased Wire.)
SAX FRANCISCO, Feb. 14
. Struck amidssliips by tlio
steamer Hugh J. Corcoran
off Angel island in a dense
fog today, the Southern Pa
cific passenger steamer Seni- ""
mole went to the bottom of
the bay off Alcatraz Island
a few minutes after the col
lision.
The crew and passengers
were saved.
When last seen t!ie Cor
coran was making for the
mud flats on the Oakland
side in a sinking condition:
■ . Forty-one members of tile
crew of the Corcoran are re
ported rescued by lie steam
er Angel Island.
RUXS AGROUND IX FOG
(Ry Tnlted Press Teased Wire)
WHEELER, Ore., Feb. 14. —
Running ashore in a denEe fog,
the German four masted bark
Mimi la today on tne sands hair a
mile south of the entrance to the
Nehalem bar'and—will probably
be a total loes. The crew la re
maining on board In a frantic er
fort to work the vessel out of Its
dangerous position but this is be
lieved impossible as the ship was
turned completely around by tne
impact, and burrowed Into the
sanda to a considerable depth. :
I ETHEL LOSES
$20,000 OEMS;
1 MAYBE, MAYBE! |
KTHKL HAKRYMORE.
(Tly United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON', D. C, Feb. 14.
-^Search is being made today In
all parts of the city for $20,000
worth of jewels stolen from tire
hotel apartments of Ethel Barry
more, the actress.
.Many cf the missing gems were
gifts from her husband, Rutfsell
Colt.
Numbered among the jewels
were Miss Barrymore's engage
ment ring and a gold and dia
mond pendant containing two
poison cells.
GAMBLER
MURDERS
DAUGHTER
NKW YORK, Feb. 11. —
James Purccll, n gambler,
who recently made startling
disclosures liefore an alder
manic committee in connec
tion mill the New York |K>
lice graft scandal, today at
tempted to kill his wife.
Purcell ihi iic .I n revolver on
Mrs. Purcell when she at
tempted to prevent him front
shooting their daughter.
Purcell tired three bullets
into his daughter's body,
death resulting instantly. He
then iired one shot at his
wife, missing her by a nar
row margin.
Piirci'll fled but was ar
rested later. He refused to
give any explanation for his
act.
HIST! WILL THE FIREMEN ALLOW
THE "BUNNY" AT TONIGHT'S BALL?
Do you Just love to dance, He
lene?
If you do, let us go to the flre
men's dance tonight.
It is going to be the merries*
affair held in the big armory ball
room in many moons There will
be a mighty big crowd there; the
music will be nifty and plentiful
and there will be special cars to
all parts of the city as late -at 2
a. m. ,- ...v .
Chairman O. G. Mason -'of. tne
committee of arrangements Is
quite excited about tonight's
event. -
"Will you allow the bunny?"
enquired an anxious ticket pur
chaser.
And Mason slid up the big brass
pole to safety.
Well, Helene, let's go and see!
♦■■ . " t- •♦
<•> LIFK'S AN AWFUI/ IIOKK. <S>
<5> (I'nite<l I'r.'.ss Leased Wire.) •'•»
■^ NEW YORK, Feb. 14. — _<J>
♦ The stock market ' opened f<f>
♦ dull and irregular today. V $>
<8> ■_• ■ ■■-•■•; it ,--'■'-. ■; ■-,■ «
spends his life under the pleasant) shade' of the orange trees
out in California. He causes his piper* to preach a half-baked
sort of So. iulisiu, because that Is the t-nNieftt why ff>r papers of
that sort to make money. Mr. Sci-ipps HAS M.\ lit. HO I'M:
AS WE KNOW, GIVEN A PKNNY TO ANY ni Vlil I Mil I
OU PHILANTHROPIC (>lt(.\M/.ATIoN in Cincinnati—or
anywhere else, for that matter.'
"We have sunimond black-faced raps l<> our aid in
bringinK out the exact quality of Mr. Chas. P. Taft's soul. His
conception of the relation of th« pown-ful to the weak expresses
itself in medieval terms: largesse, donations, itifts —the feiuinl
lord to his peasantry. His scheme of life is to make large
profits out of distilleries, hotels, bauks and prostitute new-spa-
TWO MEN
BURNED
IN FIRE
MAN TRIKS TO COMMIT SUI
CIDE WITH <J.\S— TKRHIFIU
KXPLOSION FOLLOWS OXK
VICTIM MAY HAVK RBCEIV<
Kl> FATAL INJIRIKS.
Andrew llieler, H4 years old,
tried to commit suicide by gas
asphyxiation today at the Rheln
hotel, 21st and Pacific, and when
Edward Havel lit a match to look
for the "leak" an explosion fol
lowed in which the would-be sui
cide and Havel were terribly
burned and the hotel wrecked.
liicler works for the Washing
ton U Icuuai ■<■ i pant and
hus Ih-cii living at the Kliei'n hotel
onli it few days.
Last night the man seemed to
act queerly, it is said, and retired
to his room early.
This morning an odor of gas
caused Kdward Havel, one of tlie
own, is of the hotel, to start on
a hunt for the cause of the odor.
He traced the smell to Bieler's
room and lighting a match open
ed the door and peered in.
A terrific explosion followed.
The interior of Bieler's room was
shattered and Bieler and the ho
tel man were knocked uncon
scious and terribly burned.
Every window in the building
wan blown out and the woodworm
caught fire.
The explosion was heard for
several blocks and the fire appar
atus was quickly on tne scene
ajid extinguished the blaze. Tha
fire loss is only a few hundred
dollars.
llieler and Havel are in the St.
Joseph's hospital and ft In said
that. Bieler will die. Havel has
a chance to recover.
MOTHER JONES
IS ARRESTED
(»y Vnitcd Press Leased Wire.)
CHARLK.STON, W. Ya., Feb.
1-I.—•"Mother" Jones, who march
ed here at the head of TOO strik
ing coal miners in an effort to see
(loveinor (ilasscock, vtns arrested
with ull her followers today. They
were charged with conspiracy
against the state.
liefore starting the march yes
terday. Mother Jones Is alleged to
have declared in a liery speech to
her followers:
"Buy guns- -good ones. I will
tell you when to use them. We
will take possession of the capi
tal."
The governor refused to see tlie
strikers upon their arrival, de
claring that his life was threat
ened. Both the state house anil
the governor's mansion are under
heavy guard.
Two additional companies or
militia were sent to the Paint
Creek district today.
.CHAIRMAN O. «. MASON.
<;h\h:m, wopi»'OßD in \h
NEW YORK, Vetf 14. —General
Sie«art L. Woodford, former
minißter to Spain, died at his
Uonn- here toddy, at the age of
78. ' ■
WELL, LET BILLIE BURKE DO IT
«>«><S> <fx»<S> <S><B><> «■<s■■» <B>>£<B> «••$*
HER JOB IS WAITING FOR HER
miss hii, in: iiniKK, who iiiinw fin ilw Tl«»
UY ROBKRT MAXSI'IIXD.
When Miss Hillie Burke, Uie
pretty little Frohnian star, whose
writings are a delight to women
readers of the Times, comes to
Taconia soon, she is going to Just
simply run this shop —meaning
the Times office —for a day.
The Times editor received
a letter from the fair Itiliie
today and we are already be
ginning to map our thing!*
that she must do fur Us to
make the Times a real star
studded .journal on that aus
picious date.
For instance, the fair Billie Is
going to write an editorial about
girls who like to read nove's ana
who refuse to help mother wipe
the dishes.
And that will be a real helpful
affair— what?
Then ."he is going to let our
editor go to the ball game — for
the ball season will be on then —
and she is going to hand out tne
assignments.
Ah, what a nice time the
Police Reporter will have
telling her of the fancy
dreams he can't put over on
the editor.
And what a beautiful vn
cashc the Court Honsc Ke
porter will have, stirring
Ilillie all up with his yarns
about marriage licenses,
damage suits and the gossip
of the big stone building.
I am figuring on going to Puy
allup or Seattle or some other
quiet urban spot and commune
with nature; to list to the lowing
kine and pick butter-cups.
Cynthia Grey will have a day
jff,. too, and Billie must answer
all the throbbing, palpitating let
ters that come to the letter box.
It will be a mighty nice thing
for all of vs — when pretty Bilile
Burke runs the Times—for one
day only. •■
Just how Miss Billie will like
to climb out of the eiderdown at
6 a. m. and creep down to tne
office to set the forms for the
first edition, we wot not.
Just how she will like to go
out and sass our leonine yet lusty
WHAT OF MILLS AS AN
"EVERETT" TRUE" NOW?
At the city council's kick day session this morning Commis
sions. A. I. Mills got a new title—"Kverett True Mills."
Mills has the shape all right, and tlie bald head and some oth
er of Kverett's chnracterlMlcH no Herman Martin suggested that
one thing to remendy street car service was for sonic Tacoma
Kverett True to get in the cars and cont|i«l the people to "move
forward." He suggested Commissioner Mills would tit the part.
"Well, if the city council orders it I will do It," said Mills and
rhe council right there showed a spirit of. acquiescence.
. , I
pi'rs, and plncate Hi.- people, whom lie exploits, with a tithe in
the shape of charity. He is very much disturbed by tlie m< .i.-iii
type who believe in giving the weak their rightb IV THK Sll \PK '
OK ItIUHTH.
"We have never seen Mr, Kcrlpps, hut we are very fnnillim'
with his H..rks, in the sli H |>.- of some 8O or 40 newspaper*
throughout tin- Middle Wont and tin- Pacific Coast, eneh of tin in
an <>ut|M>st of progress. We know few men who make such In
irllitt.ni or effective u*c of large iih-hiis for the common k<mml.
With the profits* from one paper Mr. Kcrlpps f «X another in
cubator of insurgency. It hax long l>een an ambition of ours to
induce him to extend Iris newspapers into New York Mild Now
Kiiglunil, where they are niucu needed.''
I -j I,
£f]L Sometimes 'Un^vcry hard Indeed J
/t
,^2^^B WgL Tllls I'aro to till with rente; ' m
iV #tMSJ»To<liij, you see, we've done tlie J
I— igji . deed, , !
. " *. And comic as * hearse. • .
• I: r
foreman, curse the art depart
ment for its tardiness and howl
at the sleepy telegraph operator,
w ( > cannot guess.
But—
You can safely bank on
this much: Miss Itillio
Iturke. One Day Editor of
the Times, will have an awful
lot of visitors on her big
day, and we nre going to
have a lot of big ]Killcemcn
on hand to keep the Johns
away from the Times ofllce.
HOTEL MAN
CAPTURES
BURGLAR
William Prio.\ a logger, aged
27 years, is in the county Jail
today charged with the attempted
burglary of the Fairfax hotel ut
Fairfax, on the night of Lin
coln's birthday.
According to information given
the Times today by Deputy Sher
iff E. Kublcock of Wilkeuon, wno
brought the prisoner here, PrtM
broke Into the hotel and was In
the act of annexing several val
uable pieces of furniture when
the owner of the hotel, a Mr. But
ler, appeared on the scene wltu
a revolver, and made the alleged
burglar a prisoner.
Price declares be was In an in
toxicated condition and did not
know what he was doing.
——zzmzzzziiii ; •
For Tacoma and vi- I
cinity: Rain tonight
and Saturday.
»or Washington:
Rain west; rain or |
snow east portion to
. night and Saturday;
wanner central por
j tion tonight.
• — •
KICKS
OVER
CARS
CITIZRNB TEI/L COMMIHSIOX
KKS .It'HT WHAT THK TIUMT
-ISI.K IS WITH THK SKICVH'B.
«-• <«><s> ■$> *■»<»> <*- * <i> <i> •* -S> •?>■!>•*
* «
<*> Alex. Fulton klcki on corn ♦
I■•> tr.'ailiiiK cable conductors. ♦
, •■ John Batch! wants the cars -P
♦ back on 2 7th street hill. <$>
<i' P. .B. Egbert says Point De- ♦
♦ fiance oars are ovorcrowdPcl. ♦
♦ Herman Martin wants Com- <9
■•> mipsioncr Mills to play Ev- <t»
♦ erett True and force people <l
<s> to "move forward. George <S
♦ Higgs says 20 minute service ♦
•$> would look good to Uls- *
•> marck, H. O. Jones kicks <S<
f> for more service on Portland $i
I ♦ avenue. H. J. McClreßor «>'
*> says a cross town line from <J(
♦ Sixth avenue to Point De- <(•
■•> nance is the thing. ♦'
<S> <Si
»• $> ■* <f> <J><J. -® <!> <s> «> ♦ <t> «> <?> <» •
The foregoing was the Krist
which properly embellished and
reinforced with argument and ex
planation constituted th© net re
bult of the first official street cap
kick day in th council chambefl
this morning.
Manager Bean and Superln*
lendont Kownds of the street rail-,
way company were on hand. And
they were deliglited.
"We like the "Kicks," Bald)
Bean. So the council decided to
give him more of It and every,
Friday now at 10 oYlocK ettiMMl
are invited to come In and klc%
Oil street c;ir service. •
Alex Fulton started the ball
this morning. Ho could see no
reason why transfers could not tia ;
given cable passengers when they;
fnter the car. Now conductors
Jiggle hack and forth distributing
transfers and opening tho gates
crushing the feet of paoscnurera
and making themselves a nuls
ance generally. No one could see
any reason for it. Manager Bean
said lie would try to remedy It.
P. B. Egbert had d.-it^s and fig
ures showing overcrowding on
I'oint Defiance.
ft was admitted more cars are
needed. Manager Bean said tna
new ones will coma In March.
IT J. McGregor said more cars
oven would not solve tne parK
jam on Sundays. The only thing
will bo a cross town lino rrom
Sixth avenue or extending X
street to haul the West Enders
to the park. ,
H. ('.. Jones said he had to watt
as long as an hour and 12 min
utes for a Portland avenue car.
More cars, Manager Bean said,
was the solution to his troubles.
John Ratchi represented 300
on the hill who kicked at taking
the Jefferson line off 27th street.
They now want Tacoma avenna
line extended to Taklma. Man
ager Hean said it cost the cora
pany $11,000 to make the chance)
which was done to please the ctty
and they were now connecting;
the Tacoma avenue line with tlie
Jqlferson line at Center, etreer.
Tho mayor thought the peoples
iiad no kick as It was better for
tho majority.
Frank Ko«s objected to lite
constant' excuse that there are
not enough cars. He wanted to
know why the I'ompany did not
build the cars ri K ht here.
Ilean retorted by asking why
lie dl<i not et a job a« president
of a railway.
Menzies & §
Stevens Co. ;
. V T. J. FLKETWOOO, Mgr.
813-915 Pacific aV."ft|§if
Tacouia, Wash.
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t . A CONSCIENCE" lS
S£»ing 1913 Clothes |
&. /ing 1913 Hats ;:f-: : ;"
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** ARE HERE \?
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