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today, and will come round to me %
tomorrow.—Dickens. 9
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Despondency Over Music Blamed for Girl's Suicide
BRITISH NAVY HUNTING RAIDER
BUREAU CLOCK SOLE WITNESS OF
MISS WARD'S TOUCHING TRAGEDY
BY MABEL ABBOTT
"She was lying there on the bed, with her hands folded. The room was full
of gas.
"The little clock ou the bureau was still going."
That was the end of the story, as told by Mrs. R.Lee, landlady at 1112
South E street, Wednesday, when the girl lodger who had come to her house
Monday and rented a tiny back room under the roof, had been carried away in
the long basket of the undertaker.
It was a very short story, so far as Mrs. Lee knew it.
The girl had given the name of Ward. She had "a sweet face, a little pale.."
She told the ladlady she had been working "as a waitress."
■ . 11 —■—
HIGHEST
TRIBUTE
TO HERO
ti'iilii-.l I'rfu l.aaard Wire)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 18.
—The body of Admiral George
Dewey will He In state in the ro
tunda of the capitol on the same
catafalque which bore the remains
of America's three martyred pres
idents.
Bestowal of this honor on the
hero of Manila bay was definitely
decided upon today.
The catalfalque, heavily drapod,
will be placed in the center of
tho vast rotunda, directly Peneatli -
the Statue of Liberty and direct
ly over tlie vacant mausoleum ln
the crypt originally designed for
the body of George Washington.
Special war and navy ord.rs
were sent out today for all avail
able army and navy forces to re
port in Washington by Saturday
morning to act as escort and
guard for the remains of Admiral
Dewey.
Expecting even greater crowds
than attended the public funeral
In the capitol rotunda of Pr—l
dent MrKlnley, Ma.jor and Super
intendent of Police Raymond Pull
man today conferred with mili
tary officials of Fort Myer regird
ing arrangements for handling the
rush.
HAS CITY JOB;
MUST SUE FOR
MONTH'S PAY
If E. J. Hackett, clerk of :>olice
court, wants his salary for Janu
ary, he will have to sue tho city
for it.
Following the council's refusal
to cut Hackett's salary from $100
a month to $75 Wednesday, as
asked by Mayor Fawcett, It was
found that the court clerk had
been dropped from the munici
pal payroll January 1, when the
council started its revision of sal
aries.
Hackett has worked each day,
but he Is not on the payroll, aud
the only way he can collect Is by
starting a mandamus procedlng.
The city charter provides that the
city shall provide an "adequate
salary" for the clerk of the court.
Ballet Russe Comes
In Big Special Train
A special train pulled into the
Tacoma railroad yards Wednes
day morning.
Twenty truckloads of 'loxes,
trunks, canvas and stage ftpptir
tenauces, struggled up steep hills
to the Tacoma theater.
Towards noon a troupe of near
ly 200 persons, nearly all Rus
sians, and few speaking English,
emerged from the train and scat
tered about the city.
The Russian ballet of Serge de
Dlaghlleff has reached Tacoma.
This famous ballet russe, which
has attracted more attention,
probably, than any other dancing
organization that ever reached
America, has come all the way to
the Pacific coast to give western
ers a glimpse of real art.
Fifty musicians Interpret the
"She didn't loolt like a wait
ress," said Mrs. Lee. "I thought
she was a stenographer or so oie
thing like that. I didn't think
for a minute she would want that
room. She looked so refined.
But she said she like It 'because
It was off by Itself." She looked
at It Saturday, and on Sunday she
came again and paid 50 cents to
hold it, and on Monday she moved
in."
On Monday evening the girl re
fused an invitation to sit tlowu
stalrs with Mrs. Lee, saying she
was busy unpacking.
On Tuesday afternoon, the
chambermaid knocked at her
door, but getting no answor, as
sumed she was out. She noticed
that the edges of the transom
were stuffed with cloth, but
thought it was because the tran
som had been rattling.
(lock Ticks Away.
On Wednesday, just after noon,
she knocked again at the door of
the^ room. There was a smell of
gas. Suddenly realizing the sig
nificance of the stuffed cracks, she
ran for Mrs. Leo.
And so they found the girl
lodger, with her hands folded, her
poor little affairs set ln order,
and the clock ticking away beside
her.
Just what the clock saw In the
little room, while it ticked off the
girl lodger's last hours, no one
will ever know.
She had bought food. This is
known, because the supplies wore
found on her table. She had
even eaten a little.
She si»ent some time tearing
up all her envelopes, letters, tind j
receipted bills into tiny pieces. |
These she wrapped in a paper and ;
bundled Into the bottom of the
washstand.
I'acks All Belongings.
She tore some white garment
into strips and carefully stopped
every crack around the door and
the transom.
Then rhe undressed and put on
her nightgown, and imt every
article of clothing, even to her
shoes and stockings, into her
trunk and locked It.
Only tho clock knows
whether she cried and trem
bled, or whether she went
ni-in mi her work quietly;
whether there were despair
ln her face, or terror, or .in
ner, or grief, or simply wear
iness and loneliness and dis
couragement.
Only the clock saw whether she
knelt beside her bed before she
disconnected the gas hose and lay
down.
It saw. And It ticked Inexor
ably as she made her last prepara
tions — TICKED NO FASTER
AND NO SLOWER THAN IF BHE
MAD BEEN PREPARING FOR
LIFE INSTEAD OF FOR DEATH.
It ticked grimly as the heavy,
works of Schumann and Chopin
and Tschalkowsky and other mas
ters, about whose orchestral tri
umphs have been woven the
dances of the Russian stars.
Walslav Nijinsky, known as
the most wonderful male dancer
In the world, heads the company,
and with him in some of the
dances is Lydia Lopokova, a beau
tiful maiden who is as light as
thistle-down.
The ballet russe appears only
once here —at the Tacoma theater
tonight. Two performances wore
accorded Seattle, and the Moore
theater was packed from orches
tra pit to gallery on each occa
sion.
The visit of this ompany to Ta
coma is a great event ln the his
tory of local theatricals.
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slcklsh fumes filled the little room
and crept around the quiet figure
on the bed.
It ticked loudly ln the silence
that followed —silence that pres
ently was no longer broken even
by the girl lodger's breathing.
All through the long hours of
the night and all the lonely day
and all the next night it ticked
steadily away.
And when day returned again
and they finally came and found
her, they found, too, her com
panion the clock, still faithfully
ticking off the time as it watched.
* ♦ •
Despondency Blamed.
Funeral services for the unfor
tunate young woman were held
privately Thursday afternoon In
the Buckley-Klng chapel. A sim
ple prayer and a hymn from the
chapel organ furnished the entire
solemnity of the occasion.
Miss Cordelia If. Ward of Yes
ler, near Seattle, a sister and only
relative of Miss Alive V. Ward the
suicide, asked that the services
be held as quickly as possible and
simply.
"There is no love affair con
nected with her death—of tint I
am sure," said Miss Ward.
"Alice was 28 yearß old, and
had little to do with men. Over
work with music—she sang as
well as played beautifully on the
piano—together with her daily
work to earn a living, caused a
breakdown, I think.
"Alice lived with me until last
June. She was studying stenog
raphy then, and piano and vocal.
! She went to Portland and work
icd as a waitress, while sho con
jtlnued her study. I did not know
I she was in Tacoma. Her last let
ter came from Portland, and she
was not feeling well then. I
think that she simply became de
spondent because she was ill and
I because she couldn't give more
I time to her music."
Miss Ward's mother is ln Ne
braska. Her sister, who was ac
companied from Yesler Thursday
by Mrs. N. S. Soper, is her only
relative in the west.
SEATTLE DEPUTY
FACES U. S. PRISON
it nlli-,1 i'rr.» I r.i „ .1 Wlrr.)
SEATTLE, Jan. 18.—John W.
Roberts, former deputy sheriff
and candidate for sheriff here
last fall, was convicted on five
counts of impersonating a gov
ernment officer by a federal jury
here last night. He was Indict
ed with t». F. Coyne, charged with
ertorting $2,000 from Clifford
Yarbrougb, who came here with
his adopted daughter, Eugenia
Murray, from Tennessee last May.
At Clients'
Disposal
Our banking affilia
tions are from ocean
to ocean, and from
lake to gulf. These con
nections are all at our
clients' disposal.
pu(?Bt Sound Bui
I £ Turn* Emma
G. 0. P.
REVOLT
GROWS
(United Preaa i.eaaed wire.)
NEW YORK, Jan. 18.—
George W. Perkins, leader of
the progressive-republican re
volt against the executive com
mittee of the national re
publican committee, stnrted
lining up progressives all
over the country OtfOAJ in »
finish fight on the national
committee.
He announced that he had
conferred with Col. Roosevelt.
Raymond Robins, Illinois pro
presslve leader, who supported
Hughes during the last campaign,
also announced afterward his full
and hearty approval of the protest
started by Perkins and Everett
Colby of New Jersey aud their de
mand for an Immediate meeting of
tbe republican committee to undo
the work done by the executive
committee.
Perkins announced receipt of
the following telegram from Sen
ator-elect Hiram Johnson of Cali
fornia:
"With your efforts to make
the republican pttrty progrcs-. .
give, 1 .nil ln full SJ input lit
and hearty accord. (Jo to it
and all progressives will lie
with you."
Regarding claims of executive
committee members as to the pi'o-,'
gresslvlsm of Vice Chairman:
Adams of lowa, whom they chose
for this post, Perkins had a sheaf
of telegrams from lowans.
George C. Wight, who was pro
gressive candidate for governor in
1912, telegraphed from Nevada.
Iowa:
"You are right. We should call
a meeting of the national commit
tee. Men like Adams cannot lead
the progressive party."
No reply has been received by
Perkins as to his charges that an
inner ring of republicans was at
tempting to bottle up the party,
and that certain national commit
teemen, including S. A. Perkins of
Washington, had lost their states
to Hughes at the last elect.it n
through stupidity.
Y. W. C. A. OFFICIAL
FORGOT ONCE, TOO
Miss M. Belle Jeffery, general
secretary of the Tacoma Y. W. C.
A., is a little absent-minded, Just
once ln a while.
For instance, the time when
she accepted a dinner invitation
and brought her dinner gown
down to the Y. W. C. A. rooms so
as to go in style, then accepted
a second dinner Invitation for the
same evening and went to that,
while the first hostess was tele
phoning around, trying to find
tlie missing guest.
Talk o' the Times
(jreetlnss, have you learn
ed to pronounce Serge de
lliaghileff, Nijinsky and
Bakst?
Personally, we're even afraid
to attempt Ballet Kusse.
Capt. Amundsen will pardon us
if we take only a languid inter.st
ln his plan for cruising among
Arctic floes. Come around in
August, Cap.
Maw ! I cnn't find my cap!"
Of course you cuu't, It's hang
ing up!"
i
DID YOU KNOW —
As yet, nobody holds down a
position in Washington recording
the aviators who fell out of aero
planes more than once.
REPRINTED BY REQIEST
(From the Esteemed Alumnae.)
Dee. 28. Holy Innocents.
Woodrow Wilson born, 1830.
NO LEAK HERK
(Drandon, la., Bee.)
Work on the new school build
ing will be practically completed
and school will convene therein
next Tuesday. Seems like a pub
lic dedication would have been
rather nice, but If any such ar
rangements are being made It is
being kept a secret—though why
public business should be trans
acted ln secret Is a deep, dark
mystery, like why people eat 11m
WORKS TO CLEAR
SUICIDE HUSBAND .
IN GIRL'S DEATH
MC.S .BERNARD W. LBVIS.
Mrs. Lewis is Hii'e ot tit." Pitts
burgh millionaire who billed him
self in an Atlantic City hotel fol
lowing the death of (.race Roberts,!
: Philadelphia model. Altlio sep
arated a year Ie in him, Mis. leu is
is ww-king with his family for ex
oneration of her dead husband.
STORK FLUTTERS
DOWN ONTO A CAR
(I tilted NM Leaned Wire.)
NEW YORK, Jan. 18.—The rus
tle of the stork's wings sent Mrs.
Rose Satink, 25, toward Hcllevue
hospital. The bird pen-lied on a
Second ay. surface car. After!
men had withdrawn, a nine-pound|
girl baby was born. I
NOW HE IS IN JAIL
it uli.-il I'rrs. I.i-iixr.l Wire.)
CLEVELAND. 0., Jan. 18. —Fred
Walters "couldn't see' jury ser
vice so he played blind. He'll
look through jail bars for 4 8 hours.
NOT TAXED; INSULT!
(Hulled I'rra* Leaned Wire.)
CLEVELAND, 0., Jan. 11—Mr*.
P. L. Emery went clear to the
court house and Insisted that they
lax her $200 French bulldo...
CHANCE FOR SOMEONE
LORRAINE, 0., Jan. 18. —
Mayor Moore Is looking for "an
old man of French or English ex
traction, worth $10,000 r more
who will adopt a woman aged .0,
'Iving in LAHK'ng, MiC'i.
burger cheese, and how old is
Ann. But I guess that's tho way
they do around here.
I'm 11,11 wishes to endorse in
Its entirety the sentiments
set forth in a verse hy .WHY,
whoever he Is, In the Chicago
Tiiii, as follows:
A BALLAD OF BENZOATE
The words I shun I'll here review:
I've never warmed to it —eschew.
In some far limbo I would bury
(Who coined It?) eleemosynary.
From zero it's a few removes—
I never 'nunciate behooves.
I worked It In my callow youth:
All would-bo Hamlets love for
sooth.
It's lost for me Its subtle punch,
Tho' onco I fondly loved It—
hunch.
Some drama crlts (it's from com
pulsion?)
Are over-fond of It —emulsion.
It into atoms I would shiver:
Passe and also punk is flivver.
For q-less synonyms I seek:
It needs a respite, Bir—uiibitie.
Us passing millions gladly viewed,
As dead as Brummel now is ilude.
It's frazzled as a fallen Zep,
Tho' once a pdpping—get me? —
pep.
Its vogue is over; let us hope
We'll find a substitute for dope.
The human dome some day, I
ween,
Will not be classified as bean.
Long Junes ago I canned It —rube.
And with it sweetly cadenced
boob.
DELAY
CUT IN
RATES
A N|K>t-ial (lispnt.-h to The
Times from Washington, I>.
('., lliursilnt Ntatctl that (lie
Interstate MMMTM coninils>
sti'ii hail entered an order
postponlng the date for the
$17.1.0 tourist rate dlfforen
tlal to lie eliminated from
Feb. 15 to April 2.
At that time a hearing will be
held to decide two points; namely,
whether the tourist rate case may
be reopened ln any manner, and
whether the Southern Pacific
shall be included ln the order.
The railroad contends that it
ought not be included.
The postponing of the date for
the new rates, which would put
the Pacific Northwest on an
equality witli California as re
gards ton list travel, was tlane
without tlio Pacific Northwest's
interests being represented ln any
j manner, and purely on the rail-
I road's request.
It simply emphasizes the BH.
'of having Attorney C. A. Rey
nolds, who handled the original
rate fight, steadily on the job.
It emphasizes also the fact
that if the Northwest expects
to retain the fruits of lis
present victory, it must lie
prepaicd to fight for them.
With the dispatch from Wash
ington came an Olympia telegram
saying that the legislatH.-pjr.at
tltude had been niisutiilerAgQ.l.
There is no pre .. hi itK_nUoi!
among the legislator.-, it WiftA said,
for appropriating in,ooo for Rey
nold., to carry on tin mi WOtOm*
Instead, Attorney General Tan
ner has promised to finance Rey
nolds' actual expenses out of his
oflco's funds, but has made no
provision for paying him a sal
la ry.
HOMES
AFFAIRS
TANGLED
The effort to unravel the tan
pled skein of the affairs of Home
Colony continued Thursday in
Superior Judge Easterday's court
with small succaM,
Honks of original entry were in
troduced and compared with cop
lies In which changes had been
[made from time to time, it was
claimed, to bring them up to date.
The charge had bcpn made
Wednesday by Thomas J. Mullen
and Franz Erkclcns, two of the
plaintiffs, that certain records had
lieen changed between their exam
ination at the home of Lewis Hai
man, one of the defendants, a
week ago, and their production In
court.
The object of the records is to
establish who are actually mem
bers of the organization nnd who
are outsiders.
At time., during Thursday':, pro*
(■reiling... witnesses, parties and at
torneys became almost hopelessly
involved in the complications pre
sented.
From all appearances It will
take several days to finish the case.
George Allen, a former presi
dent of the Mutual Home IMCH>
tion, was on the stand Thursday
morning.
TOSSES HIS BUCKET
AT THE STREET CAR
I I Illicit I'rr.f I , it _, a Wire.l
U.7ELAN'.. Jan. 18.—Peeved
by tho gentlo habit street cars
here of neglecting to stop, Jos
eph Jomesko threw his bucket at
the third oil'-nder. He got a seat
—in the police patrol.
DIDN'T LIKE THE CAT
(I ni1.. 1 I'rraa I.rnacd ..Irr.i
CHICAGO, Jan. 18. —Because
his wife Is "always petting a cat,"
H. Harmeson cut her monthly al
lowance. She had him helad Into
court.
Yam DAMAGES HOME
Slight damage was done by fire
the home of Frank Skovey, .4 09
the home of Fran kSovey, 2 4 0»
Broadway. A defective flue Is
given as the cause. Bkovey man
ages a restaurant at 2315 Pacific.
gmimnlHCHT EDlTlON******
Tacoma: Unsettled, probably oc- 1
\ casional rain or snow. *
Washington: Same west por- 1
' tion; partly cloudy east portion. 9
-linnnmiiiiiniiiinniiiiniiiinnnitl
24, and Possibly 26,
Allied Vessels Now
Known to be Victims
of German Raider.
(Copyright, 1017, By th*> United Press.)
BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 18.—The British navy, as repre
sented in South Atlantic waters, is Unlay in full cry on the
hunt for the German raider —still at Urge, which to date is be
lieved to have sunk or captured -■> allied merchant ships.
Latest reports account for 24 merchantmen rounded up by
the Teutonic raider, and. with two additional vessels missing,
it is believed they, 100, may have been sunk or captured.
Four fast cruisers, including the famous Glasgow, which
took pert in the Corond battle two yean ago, are understood
to be leading the hunt for the raider.
One report, as yet unconfirmed, also declares a Japanese
cruiser is steaming northward from I'ttnta Arenas to join in
the chase.
In addition to the Glasgow, Ihe British warships seeking the
raider are understood to he the Vindictive, the Orama and the
Edinburgh Castle. The Vindictive and Glasgow are cruisers
capable of 19 to --.. knots an hour, The Orama and Edinburgh
Castle ate converted cruisers, iii commission as merchant ships
before the war and possessed of great speed.
While search is being made for the raider, described as being
of the Vineta or Moewe type, the sea is alsobehtg combed for
the Steamship Tinto, which recently sailed from SanitagO un
der suspicious circumstances,
HUDSON MARU MANNED BY GERMANS
The belief is growing that the Tinto carried supplies to tlie
German raider. When last seen the Tinto was manned l>y a
(iennan crew, all Chileans having been sent back—but Chil
ean and British warships have been unable to locate her. Sus
picion in connection with the German commerce raider was also
at it .i.-lc<r_o the blacklisted steamer *-_A.la(|tin«.l& which was
scheduled to s.ii 1 today from Buenos Aires for New Yirrk. The
Alaquasli flies the American flag, hut she will lie kepi under
surveillance as 1« m«^ as she (._, j n Argentine waters.
Every endeavor was hcing made today to obtain definite
word as to the French steamer Admiral Latouchc TreviDe and
the British steamer Araguaya. Both of these steamers are
missing and ii is believed they may have been sunk or captured.
lii addition to the 2_ vessels accounted for yesterday, it was
definitely established today thai the Japanese steamer Hudson
Maru was included among the raider's prizes. She arrived at
Pernambuco in charge of a German crew.
She came in under a German crew with the German flap at
her masthead
Her commander has not yet made il known whether he will
intern with his prize and crew or whether he will discharge
passengers, take aboard supplies antl make a dash for the open
sea to do raiding himself.
COMPLAIN OF BAD TREATMENT
The survivors landed at Pernambuco hy the Hudson in
cluded 183 British and Hindus, §3 French ami a few additional
of various nationalities.
These survivors do not represent by a great number the total
of those aboard all the ships known to have fallen victim to
the German commerce destroyer. The fate of several hundred
others is unknown.
The latest (ierman sea rover left Kiel flying- the Danish flag,
and in ballast, being laded only with iron, the survivors said.
The (ierman raider is not iwily still at large, hut she is plen
-1 Continued on Page Five.)
FINE, YES VERY FINE, FOR
OUR LEGAL PROFESSION!
(Special to The Tim.- >
OLYMPIA, .lan. IH.—
There's one thing to l>. suiil
in favor of tin* constitu
tional convention proposi
tion rcctiiiimenili _l in tho
stute b-__.i~l.it in i- for passage
it will give v good niany
lawyers a good many Jobs.
Home of them need them.
A new constitution would
tin-.in that our honorable
judges would have to start
riglit at Hie In-ginning nuiiln
to tell whether Ihe constitu
tion means Ibis or thiit, ln
every case that conies up.
And Ihe more cases, in Ihe
courts, the more ,|olw. for Ihe
law yen*.
Aside from this, it has
NAB WANTED CHINK
Halted I'reaa Leaned Wire.)
CHICAGO, Jan. ll.—Jock Coe,
Chinaman, was arrested by fed
eral authorities after a l_.--yc.ir
search. He will be deported for
illegally entering the United
States.
TODAY'S CLEARINGS
Clearings $ 487,6X4.17
Balances 103, ..ill. 77
Transactions 1,065,83!..02
been like hunting a needle
in the haystack to fiml any
member of the house or sen
ate who Is ready to give a
<lcfiiiite reason why I here
should be a constitutional
convention called — except
that It was recommended in
the i-epublicnn platform.
liep. West fall, who intro
duced the bill in the house,
uml who Is chairman of the
committee which saw It safe
ly recommended, is a Hpo
kanc attorney.
There are ___7 lawyers la
the house.
Most certainly, \\ ashington
should have a constitutional
convention!
200 LOST ON
SUNKEN LINER
(811-I-KTI-..)
it nlir.l I'reaa lea.cd Wire.)
LONDON, Jan. 18. —Loss of
200 persons In the torpedoing of
Ihe Russian steamer Sklfet on
Dec. 14 was reported In an E*
ehange Telegraph company dis
patch from Copenhagen today.

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