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Gay White Way Dazzled by Gold Blizzard
BROADWAY'S GOLDEV HAZARD as pictured for The Times by Maurlty Becker, famous artist.
I Ne», apnpee Kntcrpiiar \ **o, latlua I
HEW YORK. Jan. IH.—Broad
way haa suddenly been buried in
• blizzard of goldl
A dazzling storm of money
upending haa hit the GAY WHITE
WAY" and almost overwhelmed
tho theaters, hotels and cabarets
Two other gold paved streets
Yesterday's Late News
LASSEX HAS IUG ERUPTION
il iillill Press Leased Wire.)
REDDING, Cal., Jan. 17.—The most spectacular and ln many
respects the most vlolont eruption of Mount Lassen, California's
volcano since It began its active career two years ago ended this
afternoon, after having continued for three hours.
When the dense smoke plume, which almost obscured the moun
tain, was driven south by the wind, tlie mountain stood out in the
sunlight this afternoon under a deep mantle ot black ashes from the
summit to the tlmberllne.
HANG INDIAN MI'ICDEHER
(I mil .1 Prees I >mi _<<ti Wire.)
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. 0., Jan. 17.—1n the gray haze of a
foggy day, Frank Jones, the silent Popcum Indian, convicted of the
killing of Gus Hall, a shingle bolt cutter, who lived near Hope sta
tion, was hanged ln tho courtyard of the provincial Jail here today.
THIRTEEN INDICTMENTS RETURNED
ilmi ni Ires. |M,si( | Wire.)
SEATTLE, Jan. 17—While thirteen Indictments were returned
Ist* today by the federal grand jury, two of them secret, they In
volved charges other than those connected with alleged booze graft.
WON'T CAUL IT SUICIDE
(United l'ress I_«ased Wim)
VISILIA, Cal., Jan. 17.—The Tulare county coroner's jury today
Reclined to acquiesce In the theory that Lewis Krut>, a Lyndcn,
Wash, state, rancher mot death by accident when he perished In the
ruins of a cabinet that burned near here last woek. Its verdict was
that "tlio manner of death is unknown.''
KILL RAILROAD MEN
(United Proas Loused Wire.)
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 17.—Cicero Allen of Sidney, Neb., and
Otto U. Jones of Cheyenne, conductor and brakeman of a Union Pa
elflo freight train, were shot and killed at Kimball, Neb., today hy
two men they caught stealing a ride and attempted to eject from the
Courtesy of our trainmen toward
our patrons is an asset of this com
pany, that while it cannot be count
ed in dollars and cents, has a mone
tary value just as surely as its
street cars and the tracks upon
which they run have a value.
An employe who does not treat
our patrons properly, courteously
and without rudeness, is not only
disobeying the strictest rule of this
company, but is actually lowering
the value of our properties as un
failingly as though he were delib
erately destroying it by physical
Tacoma Railway and
of Manhattan have already been
the scene of a national extrava
gance spree which revealed ln an
astonishing way the extent of the
new wealth that floods this coun
First it was Wall street, and
the gambling rampage there. Then
i-ame Fifth avenue, with its still
.recent orgy of unbridled axtr.i
va.gance in Christmas shopping.
But beginning with the
new year, the scene of Cncle
Ham's extracagance htus shift
ed to Broadway, and sums
unprecedented the history
of night life in Manhattan no
being >-p<iii mil owning
there for food, drinks and
The nightly Broadway budget
has been estimated at more than
$200,0001 Tb.s sum represents.
U. S. RAILROAD OWNERSHIP
BROUGHT A STEP CLOSER
By Gilson Gardner.
WASHINGTON, D. 0., Jan. 18
—Another step toward governmen
ownership of railways was takei
when the apointment of Win
throp M. Daniels was conflrmet
hy the senate, against the protes
of Senator Cummins and 14 othei
It Is men like Daniels on thi
commission that makes reigulatloi
by commission a failure, am
leaves government ownership o:
railroads as the only recourse.
It practically every way tho In
terstate commerce commission l.
It Is neither efficient nor faith
ful to tho public interest.
The business of hearing com
plaints is as far hehind as th<
calendar of the United States su
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I iiu.li II ii In < ..mi, .11, m
Bchodule Auto Stage & Freight
Service. Baggage Checked.
Leave. A. M. P. M
Carbonado 7:20 1:01
Wllke«on 7:30 1:11
Burnett 7:40 1:11
Kouth Prairie 7:60 l:Sf
A » rive.
Tacoma 1:00 1:41
Connect with Seattle Inteiurban.
Tacoma 10:00 4:30
Puyallup 1..0:S0 l:0C
Ortlng 105S 6:21
South Prairie 11:30 6:5 C
Burnett 11:.10 6:00
Wilkeaon 11:40 8:10
Carbonado 11:50 8:20
in • Xi «> —t.i imi _
Lv. Taooma io a. m.; 3:30, 8 p. m.
Lv. Buckley 8 a. ni.; 12:30, 0 p. m.
Saturday and Sunday—Lv. Tacoma
10 a. in., 8:30, 11:30 p. in
Lv. Tacoma—o:oo. 10:00, 11:30 a. m.;
8:00, 4:30, 11:10 p. m
Lv. Dupont—B:oo, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.
m.j 12:S0, l_:15, 6:48 p. m.
Sunday SJerlal—9:oo, 10:00, 11:00 *.
in. and 12:00 m.
Hyleboa < r. .X and Hague lloi
Lv. Tacoma—6:Bo, 7:30. 10:30 a. m.:
1, il.. 4. 5 and 10:15 p. in
Lv. N. E. Tac.—7, 11 a. m.; 1:30, 6:10
MI _F.n A I.—TACOMA
in... Alder. I.a i.rnnda
Lv. Mineral t a. m.
Lv. Tacoma 3 p. m.
on I i\i.—TACOMA
Lv. Tacoma—7:Bo. 9:00, 11:00 a. m .
1:00, 3:30 p. m.
Lv. Aahford—B a. m. and li:l5 p. m.
Lv, Tacoma—B a. in. and 3 p. m.
Lv. Tacoma—B:oo a. m.
Lv. Morton —1:46 p. in.
Stages for -toy, Telm, K.ipowitn,
X ATOM VI I.I.K—KAI'IIWSW
TACOMA AUTO >l \i.i:
llth St.. Oppoalle Vontottlea.
Lv. Eatonville d_t__y 8 a. ni.; 1 p. m.,
3:30 p. m. Sunday, . n. in , 2 and 7
Lv. Taooma daally 8 a. m.. 1 p. m.,
4 p. in. Sunday 8 a. in., i and 1:16
Saturday Evening Special—Leave
Eatonvl'la 7 p. m.; leave Tacoma.
9:16 p. m.
MOIISi: II'TO STACK
Slaad—Croft notel, 1(110 I'nririe nr.
Tacoma and Yelm, Lakevlew, Hlll
hurat, Qreendale, Ftoy, McKenna.
M. T. Mil. .
Lv. Tacoma—lo:3o a. m. and 4 p.
m.; Sunday 8 a. m. and 9:80 o. m.
Lv. Yelm —7:30 a. m. and 1 "p. m.;
Baturdav nlfrht 1 ft:3o nnd Sunday
THE TACOMA TIMES.
according to one liotel man, sim
ply what the Broadway crowd on
an ordinary night In the week
diss out of Its pocket just for
wines, gruo, taxis and show tick
Add to this colossal expenditure
the value of the jewels and gowns
the autos and furs, that fill the
district nightly, and you might
well have ground for changing the
name of the gay white way to Mi
preme court, and when the com
mission does function It more of
ten than not comes through with
something like the five per cent
rate Increase order.
It apears to be dominated by
Daniels aud Hall, who were forced
j on the commission before the five!
per cent hearing was held. Thei
policy of the commission has ceas
-1 ed to be that of Clements, Prouty
' and Lane, and has become one of
; subservience to the banking and
Btock jobbing interests.
The importance of the Daniels
' confirmation Is to be found, how
' ever, not merely In what Daniels
contributes in five per cent rate
The commission is soon to be
called on to pass on the work of
1 the board which is making a valua
tion of the railroads of the United
States, and it Is of great Import
ance to the people of the country |
that the valuation, as finally ap-1
proved, be an honest physical
valuation and not a, dishonest
jumble of stock jobbing values.
When the people take over the
railway properties, as eventually
they must, It Is Important that
they take them over at their ac
tual physical value and not at an
Inflated and stock watered value;
and. In the meantime, when rates
are made on the basis of value,
it is important that these rates be
based on actual and not specula
In all these matters Daniels Is
In his speech on Daniels in ex
ecutive sossion, Senator Cummins
"I believe that our system of the
control and regulation of common
oarrlers is on final trial, and if
the commission is to be made up
of men of Mr. Daniels' trend of
mind the system must be aban
doned. For one, r have no hesita
tion in declining that if his views
are to prevail I am for absolute
and immediate government own
ership and operation of our trans
A RAW, SORE THROAT
Eases Quickly When You Apply
a Little Musterole
And Musterole won't blister like
the old-fashioned mustard plaster.
Just spread it on with your nnnrt.
It penetrates to the sore spot with a
gentle tingle, loosens the congestion
and draws out the soreness and pain.
Musterole is a clean, white ointment
made with oil of mustard. It is fine
for quick relief for sore throat, bron
chitis, tonsilitis, stiff neck, asthma,
neuralgia, headache, congestion, pleu
risy, rheumatism, lumbago, pains and
aches of tlie back or joints, sprains,
sore muscles, bruises, chilblains, frost
ed feet, colds on the chest (it often
prevents pneumonia). Nothing like
Musterole for croupy children.
TACOMA THEATER gffiSSJ SUNDAY NIGHT, JAN. 21
Daily Therflflftflr at 9-10 ani. ft IO P TVT n,.;„ 0 „. Nights, Lower Floor, *1.00: Balcony, 75c and 50c; Gallery, 25c.
U*UJ inereail>Br at Z.IU ana B.IU P. JU. -Prices: Matinee**, Lower Floor, 75c; Bulcopf, SOc; Gallery »6c.
Reserved Seats. Box Office Sale Opens Saturday at 10 A. M. Mail Orders NowT
D. W. GRIFFITH'S 8S& SPECTACLE
fV LOVE'S STRUGGLE THROUGHOUT THE AGES
01*%* THE MOST GIGANTIC, THRILLING, AWE INSPIRING,
?T*Jgfk EYE STAGGERING, AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL
CJP^\ SPECTACLE THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN.
#sfik^_ ALL THE KOMANCE, BEAUTY, ADVENTURE, THRILLS
tfdftftWuffl 0F YOUR HAPPIEST DREAMS COME TRUE!
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MBW am j 50° CHARIOTS 500
g«F £Rt 1500—HORSES—1500
f ; ?j 25—symphony orchestra—2s
Ik-'-^Ca operatic chorus
j_\t IH'rlijlß^jlfcfch Mr' Griffith's First and Only Production Since
THE B|RTH OF A NATION
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2 Months at the Colonial Theater, Chicago, and Still Running
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Former Stenographer Is Now South
Sea Island Queen—Without a King
NEW YORK, Jan. 18.—Ten
years ago she was expert stenog
rapher in New York, perched above
the frenzied financiers who throng
the Curb. And a tiny hall bed
room was home to her. She was
Miss Emma Gertrude Given then.
Today she is mistress of an is
land in the Sulu sea, down south
from Manila. I
She Is the only white resident
on the island, competent manager
of a fleet of pearling schooners,
director of the cutting and sawing
of the valuable timber with which
her domain is laden.
Her hank account, they Bay,
must be pushing close to the half
million dollar mark. She Is the
queen of Balabac.
Rut Has No King.
All the better —or all the
worse, according to your views of
romance—there is, at present, no
kiim in Balabac.
Miss Given was a stenographer
ln New York. Her brother, Rob
ert, was ln government service In
Manila, and later became connect
ed with a Singapore trading firm
roaming the South Seas in their
He came across Balbabac island,
a dot on the reef dotted surface
of the Sulu sea. Balbabac was
some five miles long and, maybe,
two miles wide. In the interior
it was hilly, ready made for cof
fee growing. Along the gentle
sloping beach it was planted hap
hazard with groves of cocoa palms
loaded with nuts for the making
IT SPREADS LIKE MEASLES!
of copra. And in the waters about
it there were pearls.
rtalabae island looked good to
Robert Given. He bought the
greater part of it. Then he sent
for his sister, threw up his posi
tion with the Singapore traders,
and the pair of them went to Bal
abac in a .iOu-ton schooner they
Business grew and prospered
with them. Four years ago plans
had been perfected for opening up
the pearl fisheries and a market
had been obtained for the hard
wood timber. Then Robert Given
Emma Gertrude Given, the only
white* person in Balabac, and the
only white woman ln many "hun
dreds of miles, took up the work
where he had dropped It. Ever
since she has been managing her
business and ruling her people,
which comprise one tribe of rest
less Moros, a number of Chinese
and various motley Filipinos.
Educating the Natives.
Eight years ago, when she first
went to Balabac, her present sub
jects were living in stilted houses
that seemed to be wading Into the
salt marshes, or stood along the
edge of the estuary on tall bam
boo poles. Their clothes were
only the bodily adornments nature
Today they live In bamboo wat
tled, pandanus palm thatched huts,
set back from the beach, and their
dress, while not elaborate, is much
more noticeable than 11 used to be.
Overalls and shirt are the proper
thing in Balabao now.
And there are schools In Bala
bac, too. Two hours of each day
the princess gives to the children.
She cannot teach them the bible,
for they are fervent followers of
Mohammed. But she teaches
them a little English, a little arith
metic and a little writing. They
make very good pupils, so their
The qupen of Balabac is the
owner ml manager now of 12
large pearling schooners. They
are motor driven and manned by
Japanese divers, whom she has
found the most successful and hon
est undersea workers. Her In
come from pearl shell alone is
And there are pearls, too, and
once ln every three months she
sends a trtißted agent to the Island
of Jolo to make marketing ar
rangements with the French pearl
Has Modern Palace.
The queen of Balabac lives ln
style. There was an electrical
expert from "the states" who had
gone fantefe—which means native.
From Manila he drifted on one of
his sporadic sprees to Balabac.
The fair ruler had him install
her electric light plant. There
are incanclescents In all the rooms
of her palancs and a miniature
ice plant is set well back from the
house ln a group of pepper trese.
Witbout these touches of modern
ity, the queen says, she would feel
quite lost. The power for them
Thursday, Jan. 18, 191', _
is derived from an overshot wheel
built in the bed of a mountain
Well, Ask Her!
Oh yes, the palace. It Is perch
ed on the slope of a cleared hill
side, just above where Broadway
inlet merges into the sea. It is
constructed of coral blocks with
burnt sea shells for mortar. Flow
ering tropical shrubbery all but
The queen of Balabac says she
Is not lonely. Work fills her
days up. Also, she is philosophi
cal, as royalty needs to be. One
can mold one's environment, she
says, to such an extent that It Is
possible to imagine one feels the
presence of companions even tho
all friends be many miles away.
For that rea.son, she insists, she
does not mind her self Imposed
exile from New York.
All the same, she has just come
back to Manhattan. Her object?
Well, she says she is here to get
a secretary for herself, a teacher
for her school of native children.
a genuine bookkeeper to supplant
the present Chinese incumbents,
land—well—and? Oh, any other
I people she thinks she can find
| places for.
She Is the queen of Balabac, you
know, and as has been mentioned,
I here is no king In Balabac just
now. Which is all the better or
all the worse for romance, accord
ing to the way you look at the
Will the queen take a king back
with her? Ask—the queen?