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THIS IS APPROPRIATION THAT SHOULD PASS
It is good business for the state of Washington to appropriate $10,000 as salary and expenses for C. A.
Reynolds, former public service commission chairman, to fight through to a finish the tourist rate case.
The commission is quite justified in asking the money. Senator Jones is to be commended for introducing a bill calling for its ex
penditure. Both houses of the legislature should pass it without delay, and it should receive Gov. Lister's prompt 0. K.
The whole state will profit from the elimination once and for all of the discriminatory $17.50 differential that has been robbing
the Northwest of its share of the tourist travel. And the state is going about getting it eliminated in just exactly the right manner.
A successful result of getting M
fired fro myour job can be attained •
the next time you come '.ate by M
answering the boss', "What are %
you late for?" with this clever 4
resnort. "For work." *
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NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—Includ
ed in tho ships destroyed by the
Vlneta was the White Star liner
Georgic, one of the biggest
freight-carrying vessel in the
world. The Georgic sailed from
Philadelphia on Dec. 3, carrying
a cargo composed largely of cot
Being bound for Liverpool, It
is obvious that the Georgic was
not aunk ln South Atlantic wa
The operations of the raider
were first reported from the
south, but the sinking of the
Georgic convinces steamship men
here that the raider performed an
almost unbelievable feat.
They believe the raider
swept the ocean from north
to south after eluding the
British patrol; that the
<..-mi_.il was encountered ln
northern waters; that others
ii-|iniit .1 lost, may have
in-i'ii in the same zone, and
that the raider then swept
southward, rapturing or
Joes Bay Factions In
Another Court Fight
Representatives of the two fac
tions into which Home Colony,
"anarchist" settlement on Joes
bay, seems to have split, faced
each other ln Superior Judge Eas
terday's court Wednesday.
One faction is asking for a per
manent Injunction to keep the
other from selling or encumber
ing property of the community or
meddltng with Its affairs.
Possession of a piano, a phono
graph and $150 in cash are other
points of contention.
Lewis Haiman, who was en-
Joined some weeks ago from hold
ing a meeting of one faction at
his house, was one of the wit
How She Did
The day of the army post bond
election an enthusiastic worker
telephoned to a certain Mrs. Blank,
whose name he found on the poll
books, asking if she had voted.
No, she hadn't voted; was there
There was, he explained. He
told her about the bond issue, of
which she hadn't heard, and final
ly persuaded her to vote a yes,
provided an auto should be sent
Banker John S. Baker's twin-six
happened not to be working at the
moment, so it was dispatched for
Mrs. Blank, It turned out, was
a mammoth negro mammy who
Just about filled the rear seat of
Mr. Baker's excellent car.
"An" now," she told the chauf
feur when she finished with great
dignity the ceremony of casting
her ballot, "an* now, James, drive
me aroun* a little 'fore we go
And that Is how It came about
that the aforementioned luxurious
twin-six perambulated about
Broadway and Pacific avenue on
Jan. 6 with one large colored
Woman aa its sole passenger.
sinking vessels not yet re
ported to tlie London admi
Prom the admiralty state
ment, it would appear there are
now possibly three raiders at
The statement told of the
steamer St. Theodore being
captured. A prize crew boarded!
her and she became a raider, i
Then the British steamer Yar-I
rowdale was captured and 400;
men from the crews of sunken'
vessels were placed aboard her.
News of a long list of victims
of a German sea raider today re
called the mystery of the steamer
Tlnto. A number of weeks ago
tl.e Tinto was interned at Santi
ago, Chile. Later she was per
mitted to leave, and it was re
ported after her departure that
she had carried a big cargo of
supplies and met a German naval
vessel on the high seas. There
a German crew took charge of
the vessel and the native crew
aboard her was sent back to
Questions as to Haiman's own
ership of certain land, intended
to establish whether he was or
was not qualified as a member
of the community, incidentally
brought out the statement from
him that he married his wife in
Portland, Ore., that the marriage
was "solemn enough to him," but
that the ceremony had been omit
Plaintiffs ln the case are E. B.
Berger, Rose Thornhill, Bessie M.
Grey, Delana Verity, Made Govan,
William F. Heine, Kate Heine, W.
J. King, Eliza King, Charles
Kranz, Teresa Lazzerl, Paul Ros
tel, Laura F. Brothers, Theodore
Van Beck, Fred Krause, L. H.
Hicklln, Marie Prochazka, Oscar
Engvall, Grace Erkelens, Frank
Weinhandle, Ole Youngren, Mrs.
Mary Dadlsman, Thomas K. Mul
len. Eniolia Mullen, Roger B.
Mullen, Carrie Gross, Mrs. Je.sie
Brewster, Frank Lazzerl, Joseph
Prochezka, and Sophie den Her
tog. Defendants are Lewis Hal
man, Elizabeth Bowie, Webster
Rogers, Henry C. Hanson, Jay
Fox, president, Norman Mueller,
George Allen, William Cotterell,
Colin F. J. Shand. Harry Ed
monds and Bessie Levin.
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WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 17.
—The house this afternoon by un
animous consent authorized tlie
note leak commute to employ
counsel and accountants and hold
hearings here or "elsewhere."
The elsewhere may be ln Wall
street, New York.
After a preliminary delay lit the
house, Representative Pou asked
unanimous consent to extend the
life of the committee SO days. The
request was granted.
Charles Evans Hughes, Samuel
Untermyer and Charles W. Leh
mn are among those suggested (or
the committee's counsel.
The Tacoma Times
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NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 17.—A German com
merce raider, presumably the one reported to
have sunk a score of vessels in the South At
lantic, is operating 1,000 miles south of the
Virginia capes, according to a warning
flashed broadcast by allied warships at noon
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—The British ad
miralty is working out a plan for the convoy
ing of British merchantment tftrough Atlantic
waters by fast cruisers and sea-going destroy
ers, it was learned today.
FIRST CHURCH LAYS
PLANS FOR $35,000
at a new year's dinner in
tin- church put-in.. Tuesday
night dceitlcd to proceed
witli the const ruction of a
$85,U00 parish house on lot*
south of the present build
lug, which they already own,
and to rebuild the present
Rev. Prank Dyer, the pastor,
was authorized to appoint the
necessary commutes to carry out
the project, and their names will
be announced Sunday.
It Is planned, he says, to make
the liullding rather a oommunlty
house than one devoted to the
needs of the congregation alone.
The enterprise was launched at
this time ln order to keep pace
with the great growth Tacoma is
going to make on account of the
shipbuilding and army post devel
The dinner, which was attend
ed by a crowd that barely could
be seated la the large basement
of the church, was bubbling with
Allen C. Mason, pioneer com
munity builder, outlined the rea
sons why, lie thought, Tacoma Is
hound to prosper. He laid espe
cial stress on the likelihood of a
great steel Industry being estab
lished here, and said the time is
ripe now for such a development.
Dr. E. C. Wheeler, president
of the Commercial club, summar
ized the many industrial prolects
that are Just coming to a head,
and Rev. Dyer supplemented his
Mother Kills Family
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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17.—When the patter of little
feet on the floor of an apartment on rfemlock street had
been strangely stilled for two days, neighbors investigated
Dead ln bed they found Mrs. Sankel Kikuchl, wife of
a Japanese newspaperman, and her four children,' the old
The overpowering odor of escaping gas revealed that
the little mother had tucked the children in their beds, then
asphyxiated them and herself.
Smiling even in death lay the two little girls, Kltsa
and Masa, a big pink bow adorning the head of each.
Tosi lay ln his bed with a toy clasped In his hands,
Just as he had dropped off to sleep.
Mrs. Klkuohl had been considered "Queer" for some
time, and It Is supposed that the tragedy resulted from a
sudden fit of Insanity.
remarks with a prophecy that Ta
coma will attain a population of
200,000 by the time the city is
60 years old and a million by the
time It is 100 years old.
He outlined the plans tor the
parish house and urged that
they bo proceeded with at once.
Short talks by representatives
of the various church activities,
expressing their views of the
character of the work to be un
dertaken, were made by Judge W.
O. Chapman, Mrs. C. A. Cook,
Miss McLafferty, Miss Helen
Evans, Braven Dyer, Fred Shoe
maker, W. W. Parker, Mr. Gor
don, Miss Dorothy Savery and
W. W. Seymour.
A benediction was pronounced
by Rev. E. A. Orr and W. 0.
Wheeler served as toastmaster.
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GALVESTON, Jan. 17 —Rumors
were current in shipping circles
here this afternoon that the Swed
ish steamers Consul Corfitzon and
Consul Olsson and the Norwegian
steamer Asborg, all of which sail
ed from this port ln November,
have been sunk by the new Ger
—Clearings $ 480,272.22
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A SUIT FOR GIFTS
Baroness de Pallandt is fighting
in New York a suit to recover
$125,000 in shares of Westing
house stock given her by Miss
Frank Gray Shaver of Highland
Park, 111. Miss Shaver says she
made gifts to the baroness
through close friendship but fin
ally decided she was being swin
dled. The baroness was the
daughter of Jacob and Mrs. Sophie
Dvgas of Menominee, Mich.
i spec in 1 to The Times.)
OYSTKK BAY. N. V., Jan.
IT.—Commenting on the at
tack of (Jeorge \V, Perkins
on the executive committee of
the national republican com
mittee, in which Perkins
charged 8. A. Perkins of Ta
coma, among others, with be
longing to an inside "ring"
which had tried to gain sii
rireme control of the repub
lean pnrty, Theodore
Roosevelt today expressed
"I think a great service has been
rendered the American people and
the republican party by this ex
posure of the men at the head of
the party," sajd Roosevelt.
Repubiican "leaders are charged
with extreme narrowness of atti
tude, In that they are not permit
ting former progressives to have
anything to do with the policy of
Failure of S. A. Perkins to do
any good for Hughes in Washing
ton during the last campaign, was
one of the charges made by George
WORKS WANTS TO
KNOW WHO'S WHO
WASHINGTON. D. C, Jan. 17.
—Senator Works (Calif.) this aft
ernoon introduced in the senate a
resolution asking Secretary of
State Lansing who is representing
this government or tho president
in foreign countries. Works de
nied the resolution applies to Col.
HONORS A. J. RHODES
SEATTLE, Jan. 17.—Albert J.
Rhodes, president of the A. J.
Rhodes Co. department store, waa
on Tuesday unanimously elected
president of the Seattle Chamber
of Commerce, to succeed Judge
STILL AT LARGE
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«i. M ♦ i , AIRES- Jan- 17.—Twenty-three merchant ships have been sunk
hLSSS!™ y a J new German raider whose exploits, revealed today, surpass any
heretofore recorded in the world's history. *
w*. J he Te utoJJ ic c, 0"111161,0*3 destroyer, believed to be the protected cruiser
tn2nS'fc Ply U(! ecl British patrols around Germany and swept from north
to south across every trans Atlantic ocean steamship pathway.
_JSi.i!!fr ■?J*'B SUnk by the raider- landed today at Pernam
buco had been aboard the raider 28 days. Probably she has been at large, roam
ing the seas, for six weeks or more.
The raider is still at large, according to reports today.
wi. h .wT/J^?/" Rl v _?&F*. .alandan addi«onal English steamer had been sunk
with a low of 400 Uvea, btttthfa had not been confirmed up to this afternoon.
The Brazilian minister of marine has made formal
request for a report, but as vet has Dot received a re
ON DEC. 9
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NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—The
Belgian steamship Samland,
reaching here from Rotterdam,
brought word that she had been
stopped Dec. 4 off the Irish coast
by a German raider, which, after
searching her and finding she was
a Belgian food ship, allowed her
The first warning of a German
commerce raider from the British
government eamo Dec. 9 when it
was flashed from warships and
from naval wireless stations.
No definite reports, however,
had come hero until the I'nited
Press dispatches from South
America and the arrival of the
Numerous ships have been re
ported as missing or long overdue.
The Lamport __ Holt freighter
Volltalre, which was scheduled to
sail Nov. 28 from Liverpool; the
White Star freighter Georgia,
which sailed from Philadelphia
Dec. 2; the Belgravlan, scheduled
to leave London, Nov. 25; the Bel
lerophon, which sailed from South
ampton, Nov. 25, and the Norwe
gian steamship Uallbjorg, which
left here Nov. 23, all have not been
Admiralty orders forbidding
publication of sailing dates have
raised hopes that these ships may
not have been lost. The name of
the vessel which stopped the Sam
land was said to be the Moldavia,
whose whereabouts for a year has
been a mystery.
She is a Peninsula & Oriental
liner, larger than the Appam. She
Is listed as a 9,500-ton British
liner. The Appam was captured
and taken to the Virginia capes by
the crew of the German raider
A CEDAR FOREST?
In the excavation being made
on tho streets by the Tacoma Dis
trict Heating Co. a large cedar
■tump was found three feet under
ground, near Commerce street.
STOEK AT YACOLT
(Special to Tho Times.)
YACOLiT, Jan. 17.—Tacoma and
Yacolt have another Interest ln
common today—a baby. He came
ln the stork's care Monday to Mr.
and Mrs. Ray R. Jacobus, formerly
of Tacoma, now Yacoltltes. Jacob
us Is an N. P. engineer.
Tacoma: Partly cloudy tonight
i ; and Thursday, continued cold,
i Washington: Same.
First news of the raid came in dispatcher from Par
nambuco detailing the landing there by the steamer
Hudson Mjuu of sailors from rive steamers sunk by
the Teutonic commerce destroyer 30 miles off IVr-
The ships which fell victim were said to have In
cluded the British steamers Dramatist and Radnor
shire, tho latter bound from Bahia to Havre and Lon
don and other French and other allied tnerohantment.
A subsequent message reported the sinking of
English and French merchantment off the Brisilian
-coast, including the Voltaire."
A dispatch from Rio added the steamships Samara
Driiia, Ortega and llaniniei'slms to the list of victims.'
In all 237 survivors from the victims of the German
(Continued on Page Five.)
Talk o' the Times
Greetings, have you a
s< lii nr<> head. The square
heads move the world.
That harmony start-off of the
legislature was entirely too good
to last long.
How like unto a policeman
Is a senate sergeant-at-iirms!
When the blows fall, lie is
very, very busy—elsewhere.
The Russians have crossed
the River Aa. Where can
Honest, It seems to us that
George W. Perkins hadn't ought
to have brought that up about his
Tacoma namesake's "short-slgnt
cdnesg and Htupldlty" losing Wash
ington for Hughes; it Is 100 much
111 c rubbing it in.
And besides, Hughes him
self had something to do with
A man can't make a dollar go
as far as a woman can. He'll
spend It in the first store and
she'll carry it to a dozen.
"Why," aska C. H. Hyde,
who has been out gadding,
"doesn't tlie Pullman Co. be
honest and l»he_ both water
The daylight saving plan shows
that while a man is willing to set
his clock an hour ahead he won't
set himself an hour ahead by
A Princeton professor sars. .
Louis XI of France was a
chicken thief. Ah, those gay
A RAD BREAK.
The force of the collision throw
ed the two men who were in the
rear seat against the front seata
with such force that both of them
were broken off at the base —
Stratford (la.) Courier.
GOMPERS NOT TO
OBEY STRIKE LAW
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WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 17.
—Samuel Gompers will be a viola
tor of any strike prevention law
congress may enact, he told the
house interstate commerce com
mittee today during consideration
of the Adamson bill incorporating
the president's railroad program.
TO BE CONTINUED
The revival meetings being held
at Epworth M. E. cbureh will be
continued each evening at 8 this
week and next in aplte of the ■*___•
ous illness of Rev. W. H. W. Reea,
They will new be In charge pt
Rev. W. N. Belleck.