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Break 11 r
O' Day
GET THE PINK
The Times Pink comes out at 4:80 every
afternoon. The Confessions of a Rounder"
are taking the town by storm. Every
body's reading them. Join the band wagon
and lie a Pink reader. You'll have some
fun and enjoy it all.
Now That the Holiday Season and Rush is Over, Postmaster Stocking Takes a Complete Inventory and
SHOWS THAT THE PARCEL POST IS A GREAT SUCCESS
The first test of our new pnrcel post in handling the great
•Christmas "rush" Is a great success! It has filled Postmaster F, L.
Stocking of Tacoma with complete gratificutioii.
"It has proved a tremendous winner," declared Postmaster
Stocking today. "Although we handled thousands of sacks of par
cels during Christmas week, and did in.ni,, times the business of
any former years, there was no delay, and we had much less trou
ble than on other Christmas 'rushes.' "
At no time during the tremendous rush at the Tacoma post
office was Postmaster Stocking's skilled crew of mail handlers more
than three hours behind Ih its work. And at the end of each day.
although the Intricate task of sorting and re-sorting packages con
tinued until the wee sina' hours of the next morning, every bit of
mall wan "cleaned up" and prepared for delivery.
"The big test of a system like the parcels post comes in such
a time as the Christmas season," continued the Tacoma postmaster.
' } "This was the first Chr Istmas for the new sys- I
•WEATHER FORECAST: Rain,
with probable showers.
AND A COVPLE of cloudbursts.
PROBABLY WH weather, too.
ED KAMSBELL was hunting
around for a copy of Robinson
Cruso this morning.
HE SAYS HE expects to he ma
rooned if this rain continues,
so he wants to know what to
do.
"WE ALL HAVE our ups and
downs.
THIS IS WHAT Percy Hill tells
everybody at the city hall. »
HE IS THE official who safe
guards the welfare of passen
gers who venture to ride in the
elevator of said city hall.
PERCY IS A g«-nlal person.
HE IS RESPONSIBLE for the
celebrated bon mot: "I stood
on the street corner without
moving, and saw the other side
walk."
HENRY PRINCE IS playing a
mean trick.
HE RECENTLY offered to give
away a { mlted number of the
best cigar lighters ln the world.
NOW EVERY MAN that asks for
a lighter Is presented with one
match, taken from a large box
costing a nickel.
THIS IS NO light matter, at all.
LEO HARTNETT just loves a
good cigar.
BIT WHY ON earth doesn't he
smoke one?
THAT ROUNDER fellow is going
to get his some of these days.
HE IS SO libelous.
AND HE STEAI.S all the good
stuff he writes.
BE HAS BEEN making nasty
cracks about Jimmy O'Brien.
IT TiOOKS LIKE blackmail.
JIM Ml IS OCR victim, and we
will brook no Interference.
THE SIN CAME out a minute
ago.
BUT HE WAS so ashamed of him
self that he went right away.
LIdEN DEAN HAS been made
mayor of Puyallup again.
THIS MAKES 16 times he has
been mayor since be was elect
ed.
CHARLIE CLAYPOOL. knows c
whole lot about bailiffs.
HE EXTOLS, Raises, laments,
gushes and goes into ecstaslei
over them.
i l s I THE SAME, Charlie Is som«
financier.
HE HAS INCREASED a Half
penny to three dollars.
GABY DESLYS had better hurrj
and get here.
ALL THE YOUNG gallants art
fighting duels about her now
The Tacoma Times
I 30< , A I THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA I HOME
L MONTH VOL. XI. NO. 15 TACOMA. WASHINOTON. WEDNESDAY, .IANUAHY 7. I<>l4. | EDITION,
POSTMASTER STOCKING
WHO DECLARES PARCEL
POST A HUGE SUCCESS
CAVE-IN OVER
N. P. TUNNEL
Following a large cave-in over
the N, P. Point Defiance tunnel,
which occurred last night on the
west side of Pearl street, at North
50th, near Ruston, fear was ex
pressed hy city authorities today
that the entire street, might wat.li
away and that service on the
Point Defiance line would be se
verely crippled.
The cave-In is believed to have
been caused by the crumpling of
Mrs. Mackay to Cruise
LONDON, Jan. 7.—Mrs. John
W. Mackay, widow of the former
head of the Commercial Cable
company, Intends to make n
cruise soon In the Mediterranean
aboard the schooner yacht
SMOKED; SEEKS DIVORCE
w
Much wrangling occurred in
Judge Easterday's court today
when Mrs. Madeline Chappell
made desperate efforts to pre
vent, her husband's proposed di
vorce suit against her.
Chappell based his suit on
allegations that hia wife smoked
cigarets. drank excessively and
was often seen in the presence of
other men. Mrs. Chappell came
Old J. Pluvius evidently has
lost tho cork.
Tlie weatherman reports .52 of
an inch more rain last night and
.13 more this morning, making a
total of 5.27 since Saturday morn
ing. Pp to noon today there had
been 5.50 Inches of rain this
month which Is within .10 of an
inch of the normal for the whole
month, ft will have the .10 made
up before night so old Jupe can
ring off and take a vacation for
the rest of the month If he wants
to.
The little breathing spaces be-
Do you know that The Times has been giving its
readers the opportunity of reading the most wonder
ful series of short stories that has ever appeared in
the columns of any newspaper? Those who have
kept in touch with The Times' "Lamplight Stories
for Winter Saturday Nights" series are convinced
tern. BUT WE MET THE TEST. Not only ln Tacoma, but in every
other section of the country. There was a spirit of willingness and
co-operation among every one of the thousands of postal employe*
that insured the success of the task from the very beginning."
Rumors were rife in Tacoma during Christmas ilmi the local
postofflce department was a week behind in it* work. Many parsons
iiiim-il to the express companies, thinking that preeenta for their
loved ones would never he delivered in time If they waited for
Uncle Sain. Postmuster Stocking had nothing to say toajay con
cerning the source of these reports. BUT THE EXPRESS COM
PANIES MANAGED TO GET CONSIDERABLE BCSINESS BE
CAUSE OF THE TREPIDATION OF PERSONS WHO WOULD
OTBERWISE HAVE PATRONIZED THE PARCELS POST.
"The only delay that we experienced was on the Monday be
fore Christmas," says Stocking. "One of the Maru boats was sail
ing for the Orient and we had nearly 600 sacks of Christmas mail
for her. Naturally, I turned all the men possible on this work, be
cause the boat's schedule could not be delayed, and some of the
an underground drain-pipe. The
Point Defiance tunnel has been
reinforced at this point with con
crete, and no damage was done to
the bore. A large hole, filled with
foaming, muddy water, was left
In the Bide of the street, and Point
cars crawled past the point today
at a snail's pace. Street Commis
sioner James Lee placed a crew
at work on the cave-in Immedi
ately. **
Amaryllis, which she haa purchas
ed from Comte d'Hauptpoul. Mrs.
Mackay will be accompanied by
her daughter. Princess dl Stlg
liana Colonna, and the latter's
two sons.
back with declarations that her
husband was cruel and had often
beaten her and pulled her hair.
She took letters into court In an
effort to show that Chappell had
been untrue to her, and had cor
responded with other women.
When the case adjourned at noon
Judge Easterday was over
whelmed with a mass of conflict
ing and most Interesting testl-
I The Cork Must I
I Sure Be Lost|
tween -mowers during the nights,
however, have given tbe high
waters a chance to get away
somewhat and the damage hai
not been as great as It might be.
The interurban reports Its line
For Tacoma and vicinity:
SMELTER IS
NOW RUNNING
FULL BLAST
Four hundred workmen, In
cluding 115 unsullied laborers
Imported from Seattle, began
work again at the Tacoma Smel
ter company's plant today, and
the huge smelter, Ignoring all
threats of the striking yard la
borers, started up full blast. Both
of the large blast furnaces, the
refiners, converters and other
bulky machinery used lv smelt
ing copper and Iron ore were in
operation again as though* no
strike was ln progress. The strik
ers, discouraged at the apparent
failure of their efforts to cripple
the plant, made no attempt at
violence during last night or to
day, but stood quietly on the hill-
Hides surrounding the big plant
and watched their successors at
work.
It was announced at the smel
ter that ftone of the strikers
would be taken back to work.
The* force of deputies was cut
down at noon today and all fear
of further violence was discredit
ed.
Minor Clashes.
Several clashes occurred last
night on the streets of Ruston be
tween strikers and squads of
armed deputies, but. not a single
shot was fired during the night
and no one was injured.
The deputy marshals had In
structlons to keep the streets
cleared and to search all suspic
ious persons for weapons. More
than 100 strikers were searched
on the streets but no revolvers or
other weapons were found. The
gangs of strikers were continual
ly moved from place to place, but
all efforts to disperse them prov
ed failures. Many heated argu
ments occurred, although no
DOW TO SEEK
BOY'S SLAYER
A vigorous Investigation of the
death of little Albert Fedderson,
who was killed under the wheels
of a mysterious automobile on C
-treci Christmas eve while car
rying home a Christinas tree, waa
promised today by Prosecuting
Attorney Dow.
Tho prosecutor today read for
the first time an affidavit by Mrs.
Albert Frpst of Alder, who wit
nessed the accident, and who
limited the blame to the driver,
HILL HITS SCHOOL
ST. PAUL, Jan. 7.—James J.
Hill severely arraigned the edu
cational Institution., of this coun
try for their poor systems ln an
all right today.. The Milwaukee
railway also says everything is
O. K. with trains on time.
The Northern Pacific reports a
washout at Adna but tho lino
generally is much bettor off thaa
of the fact. What newspaper has ever afforded you
the works of such authors as Gouverneur Morris,
Jack London, Robert Chambers, Berton Braley,
Mary Roberts Rinehart, Gelett Burgess, and
Stephen Whitman? We have these men on our list
AND MANY MORE. IF YOU ARE A REGULAR
SUBSCRIBER OF THE TIMES THE PLEASURE
Occasional rain tonight and Thursday.,
other mail was delayed for a few hours. But the Orient received
every sack of mail on time, and so far as 1 know, no one ln Tacoma
suffered by a few hours' wait for their Christmas presents.
"Persons in Tacoma who patronized the new system in deliv
ering packages saved money, too. We handled at least -00 per cent
more package mall than on any previous Christmas. Yet our post
age receipts were only $7G more than last Christmas.
"That was because of the reduced rate on package mail. Here
tofore a person paid two cents an ounce on packages, averaging $:t_o
to the ton of mail. On our Christmas mail this year we took in
less than fIOO a ton, find we handled thousands of Hacks at this
rate.
"Then, also, we were permitted this year to allow employes in
tho postofflce to work overtime, if they desired. In other f99te
they • ould work only eight hours a day, and we had to dc|u-iid eg
apecial assistants, unfamiliar with the postal work, to handle the
mall. A skilled postal clerk can do us much as a half dozen out
siders.
"We hart dozens of express wagons, hand carts and automobiles
blows were struck.
Skilled Workmen Go to Work.
Today more than 100 of the
skilled workmen of the smelter
walked openly through the streets
of Ruston to the smelter gates
and resinned work. Sullen groups
of strikers watched them, but
piade no attempt to intercept
tbi.ni. About IT6 of the work
n. ."ii, unwilling to waik through
tli* lines of strikers, were taken
to Hit* smelter by launch.
Strike Leader l_ee Reckler said
today that although some of tln*
strikers were discouraged be
cntisp the smelter had resumed
work, he wns by no means ready
to give up the fight. TJie repre
sentative of the Western Federa
tion of Miners did not arrive to
day. It will take at least two
weeks after hia arrival to perfect
the organization of a Huston
brunch ot the Federation.
Re|Kiiters Taken Through Plant.
Reporters were taken through
tho smelter plant today, and
shown that the machinery was
ali running. Work began today
to unload barges of ore that have
been tied up at the docks for
more than a week.
The carpenter shop of the smel
ter has been transformed into n
lunik house, with a corps of col
oifil cooks .*lll<l waiters, and long
tables filled with food. WftttAtt
there are SO mattresses and blan
kets. The night shift of import
e«l strike-breakers wen." asleep in
the hiiukhoiiKc today. All of the
men who are afraid to go to and
from work while the strike is on
will be allowed to remain Inside
the plant. Their board and lodg.
inu: is furnished free by the smel
ter authorities.
of one of three machines that
passed the spot almost simultane
ously. Dow said that he would
interview another important wit
ness this afternoon.
"I shall read over the testi
mony produced at the coroner's
inquest," said Dow today, "and
front the present appearance of
tjhiugs I think it certain that an
Inquiry will be made. I cannot
tell at this time the nature of
my investigation, but it looks
most promising."-
address at the annual banquet of
the Northwestern Yale Alumni
association here and appealed to
tne graduates of colleges to urge
better methods of Instruction.
yesterday. It bus been opened to
Olympia and the main line to
Portland is In good shape. Trains
are running regularly now but a
large force of men Is out keeplpg
watch of things.
citizens with wet cellars are
narking great complaint to the
ctty officials and overflowing
severs are causing considerable
annoyance In places.
There Is no evidence of a ces
tuttlm cf tho rain yet. The
wcaiinni-an says it will keep go
ing tonight aad tomorrow but
may not rain as hard.
PAVLOWA INSURES HER
TOOTSIES EOR SIOOOO
PAYLOWA.
$10,000 for ten tootsie woot
sles!
That's what Pavlowa, the great
Russian dancer, demands from
Lloyds of London—who take a
chance on any sort of-thing-
should one single toe of her two
feet be injurod to such an extent
that she would have to cancel her
engagement.
That means $1,000 a toe.
Do you value yours at that
prloe?
You see Pavlowa dances with
her tootsies and she draws down
big money and toes, you know,
are easy to hurt —someone might
ptep on 'em. And you can't blame
Pavlowa for Insuring them for
such a tremendous sum when she
is almost dally taking chances of
hurting them.
Pavlowa has the distinction of
having the only Insurance policy
of that kind with Lloyds in ex
istence.
BIG PLATE GLASS
WINDOW BREAKS
Sometime last night an awn-
Ing ln front of Cole's pharmacy,
the only drug store in Ruston,
v/as torn from Its supports and
crashed against a plate glass win
dow, worth $72, completely
wrecking the glasß. It was ru
mored today that strikers had
caused the damage, but little cer
dencc was given to the story. A
high wind last night is believed
to be responsible. The strikers
yesterday asked permission to
place a banner ln front of the
drug store giving warning of the
smelter strike, and were refused.
Big Campaign
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 7.
—Following the address of Dr.
Carl Alsberg, government chem
ist, a nation-wide movement was
started against food adulterators.
OF READING THE WORKS OF THESE GREAT*
WRITERS IS YOURS. Consistent with the qua Jit J
of our Saturday short stories we are offering to ouS
readers Saturday another wonderful short taleS
"Break o' Day" by Justus Miles Forman. A storw
of love and pathos, and one that you will sure enjoy*_
Watch for it in The Times Saturday. 1
OUR FEATURES
Did you ever stop to think that the
Timi;-. prints more exclusive news stories
and pictures than any other newspapisr In
Tacoma'.' Fact. Subscribe l«n the Timee
and you'll miss nothing. We give yoa the
world's news in brief.
to deliver mall in Tacoma. Some of tbem distributed until nearly
midnight, using lanterns and flanhlights to find the houses. ilu{
at the end of each night we were completely cleaned up.
"1 would like to compliment the people for their assistance.
This year we found practically no packages that were Insecurely
wrapped. On otlier years we had enormous difficulty with Christ-.
mat! bundles that came undone in the mall sacks. Care on thai
public's part assisted us wonderfully this year."
The new |uu-cel iiost rule, reducing the cost and allowing a HO-.
pound limit on packages for the first and second zones, is having
another effect tin mails in Tacoma. .More largo packages are being
delivered. The new rate has ulready increaaed the postal word
greatly since January 1.
A fe.v days ago the Tacoma postoffice delivered a HO-poun<l
bundle, containing sugar nnd groceries, to a |iers<in at Qnlnanlt, la
the liktinn reservation west of the Olympic mountains, oa the I'u*
clflc ocean. This package was taken to Aberdeen aid then shipixxl
hy stage for -IO miles through the wilderness. And it oost the senile*
Just 54 cents for the entire trip!
BROKEN HEART
FORCES HER
TO SLAY TWO
LOS ANGI.I.KS, Jan. 7. -The
police of this city are today In-
VOltiggHgg the motive of the kill
ing here last iiif-lit of W, M. Mel
lon, attorney, Mrs. Mary ('.raves,
known as Mrs. May Cjx and her
1-'-year-old daughter Floreuce
Mrs. Graves or Cox, the police be
i:« vi", killed Melton and then tl:.
daughter and then committed sui
cide. -The bodies were fount*,
lute last night on the floor of tie
room in a downtown lodging
Louse they occupied. After
emptying the revolver on the
liroMiute bodies of the two the
ORDINANCE FOR
$75,000 PASSED
The new ordinance to create
utility bonds lot- 9TS.OM for tin
< onstrui tion nnd c«|iiipiii<"iit of a
municipal street railway on the
tldeiints was given its first rend
ing iv the city council \\ i-dnesiliij
morning an«l v ivsolution by Irel'
l.i ml wits adopted r<-<|iiiriiig the
city engineer |<, j_et busy at once
and prepare working plans for
the const ruction of t Im- line.
Tim bond ordinance provide!
for the creation of |?5,000 Utility
bonds nnd pledges to tlie payment
of Interest and principal 40 per
cent of the gross revenues.
BABY DIES OF WHISKEY
LOS ANOELBB, Jan. 7. Fre
quently given small doses of
whisky by his parents to soothe
him, according to Dr. Joseph Ja
cobs, Erwin Monger, age 2, drank
a half pint of liquor today while
his parents were in another room,
Pacific Coast Wreck
Strewn as Result of
Terrific Rain Storm
This is Tillamook light, situated south of the Colombia river,
guarding the wreck-strewn Pacific coast. Tlie tower Is l:,_ feet above
average high tide. Driven hy a 00-uiile-gal«, giant waves smashed tho
heavy glass panes of thin light-tower recently and for 14 boors tho
rock was storm-swept. The only light at Tillamook wee a lantern.
Keeper W. Dalgren says the waves away from the rock wero naming
about tin feet high. When they struck tho roof torrents of water shot -
clear over tlie lighthouse. This is the second time In the SO-yoar his*
tory of Tillamook that the light has been pat oat of coaun_Mlo_
by a hurricane. . Twelve years ago a storm smashed all tho nlwliins
and ripped off the roof, aad almost washed tho keepers erne*. Pee*
broke over the rock for two days.
wouinn deliberately loaded her
gun and ended ncr own Ilft»,
Empty cartridge shells wero
found strewn all over the roon*i.
Among the articles found In tho
ii« a<l won'.an's room waa a photo
graph on the back of which waa
inscribed "Florence Cox and May
Graves. 273 4 Mission street. Ban
Francisco. Report the news a)
home."
A blighted romance la be*
lleved today to be responsible -for
the deaths. Persons in the hotel
said that they heard at least IS
shots.
This means that the city muat
operate the line for If the plan ot
the majority of the council Is fol
lowed and the property turned
over to St one-Webster to operate
then" would be no receipts and
no HIOOBS of paying the bonds or
interest.
It is evident that no one would
put up real money to buy bonds
under such a contingency and -be
fore the city will lie able to sell
the securities lt will have to posi
tively go on record for the opera
tion of the line by the city aa well
as the ownership.
,1111(1 died an hour later in convul
sions. After signing a death cer-
I lificate giving acute alcoholic poi->
soning as the cause, of death, Dr.
{Jacobs said: "The practice of
I giving whisky to babies is very
| general tn Los Angeles, but is
| most dangerous."

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