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HERE'S THE LATEST!
Apparatus featured by electrically heated
-.ill.is has been invented for creasing men's
trousers without removal from wearers.
at Home Ran He
fff The noose with which Senator Jesse Jones
*|| and his judiciary committee at Olympia are
trying to choke the jitney bus to death represents
just one more attack on the home rule principle.
And Senator Jones is frank enough to say so.
"The city councils have proved themselves in
capable of regulating public utilities," is the way
he puts it.
Putting tlie jitneys under the power of the pub
lic service commissions means—putting them to
But it also means taking even more completely
away from tlie cities the right to say how citi
zens shall be served.
/IT While the public service commissioners deny
today that they are asking for the jitney bus
measure, nobody is denying that they are anxious
for the bill to DAM.
WHAT THK VAV ILL DO IF THEY ARE
GIVEN JURISDICTION IB TO REGULATE
THE JITNEY BUS OUT OF BUSINESS.
It is not to lie expected that an individual jit
ney driver can meet tlie same requirements as a
powerful corporation, in contesting complaints,
summoning witnesses, aud all the other expense
incidental to a costly hearing, it will be impos
sible for him to meet the increased license fees
and taxes which the commission undoubtedly will
f|T Whether the jitney shall live or die, how-
S\ ever, is but incidental to the larger question
involved: SHALL THE CITIES OF THE
FIRST CLASS LOSE ALL RIGHTS TO MAN
AGE THEIR OWN AFFAIRS?
PEOPLE TO VOTE ON
By Edgar C. Wheeler
OLYMPIA, .Inn. I».—The
question of i a I linn a constitu
tional convention will be sub
mitteil to tbe people in 111 IS.
The senate hy vote of .: i to
6 today passed the joint res
olution which pa»scd tho
Senator Johnson, of Spo-
Kane, who has introduced n
direct constitutional amend
ment calling a convention in
1021, raised the only opposi
tion on tlie floor. He do
dared he was not opposed to
a convention hut only to the
The Pierce comity senators
all voted yes.
• * •
For the last two days the light
of tho corps of worthy newspaper
correspondents, huddled together
like a coop full of shivering pul
lets In the drafty corridor of the
State house, has been a source of
constant reproach to the gray
For one whole week, through
the kindness of the senate Pie
Berlin's were housed ln quarters
radiating light and warmth—
then walked forth gallantly and
unbowed, Into the broad atmos
Nobly nnd graciously they bow
ed themselves out and built tliolr
roost where the breezes blow.
Today the home where for a
week the pencil-pushers vere
■wont to gather for prayer and la
bor Is being apparelled ln co'tly
rugs and tapestries—a guest room
for the ladies of the senate.
It is reported today that the
lower house members are going
to have a room fixed up for the
•hlverlng newspaper men.
• • •
The no_vs|>aper men have
not even taken the attHOO*
tlon offered hy a certain lob
byist, that a walking; delegate
be stationed to pace to and
fro before the door of the
senate chamber, placarded
with the sign: "UNFAIR."
• • •
Banging their typewriters out
in the wide corridor of the capi
tol building, the newspaper men
are able to claim the distinction of
having the best ventilated press
room ln the world.
Only four spots so far as ls
known, have better ventilation—
Neva Prospect In St. Petersburg,!
Trafalgar Square, London, tho
Tacoma tidcllats and CfcllMM
money which has a hole through
• » •
Sam Wall called today.
He's here to net "justice to
» • •
C. B. Kegley, master of the
state grange, was In Olympia this
week, to see If there would be
anything to do next summer in
the matter of invoking the refer
endum on new legislation.
• * *
Tom Murphine, official
drafter of bills, says there's
nothing in the industrial In
surance act which gives a lob
byist the right to receive a
pension if lie is run down and
injured by pedestrians v lik
ing from one house of the
legislature to another.
The one woman member of the
house has It ln for the young
public morals committee member
who raised the argument that It
was difficult for them to Know
what to do to escape the entice
ments of the other sex.
But to satisfy the men folks on
her committee, she is making over
a bill she has introduced for tlie
protection of girls under 18, so
that it will protect young men as
THAW SMILES, BUT
MUSTN'T TALK YET
(United Press la-Hard Wire.)
PHIALDELPIIIA, Jan. 19. —
When Harry Thaw awakened this
morning his head seemed cleared
andl he smiled at the sisters who
visited his room in St. Mary's hos
pital, but he still ls not even per
mitted to say so much as "Good
Frank K. Johnson, head of
Thaw's force of lawyers, declared
Mrs. Thaw will have no statement
for publication until she ls abso
lutely certain of her son's recov
BATH WAS FOAMY;
COPS GRABBED IT
PORTLAND, Me., Jan. 19.—
Mrs. Michael Sorenzlo was forced
to stand helplessly by while a
minion of the law seized her chil
dren's bath and the tub contain
ing It. The bath was beer.
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lUKNOH AlltF.S, Jan. 10.
The (ierman raider Mill is
at large, and if reports from
liiii tie Janeiro toduy are
correct, has increased her
score of nun haul ship vic
tims by six.
By this time she may not be
alone in her deprcilatlons—lt
being accepted here that she has
transformed one or more ot" her
prizes Into raiders like herself.
In tlie meantime the greatest
sea hunt in history is on In the
Amazement at the raider's au
dacity grew here today.
From the log of the British
.steamship Radnorshire, one of
the victims, it was learned that
the (lerman calmly took moving
pictures of her destruction of
May Ho the Moewo.
The belief grew here today that
the raider is the Moewe, of pre
vious raiding fame. This iden
tification came after additional
questioning of survivors landed
Rio Do Janeiro dispatches
stating that the British steamer
Yarrowdale had arrived at St.
Vincent Tuesday with the crews
of eight victims of the raider
aboard also quoted those survivors
as to this identification.
The Hlo report did not list the
six additlonai ships over whoso
fate there was anxiety, and it
may be that this ls merely a re
capitulation of the number of
allied vessels which recently left
South American ports or which
were due to arrive, and about
which there has been no Informa
tion lor some time.
Log Tells Story.
The most graphic story of the
raider's methods was told in the
log of the captain of the British
steamer Radnorshire, brought
ashore with the survivors aboard
the Hudson Maru at Pernambuco.
"At 10:30 on the night of Jan.
7, following our departure from
Pernambuco, we sighted a vessel
ahead," the log related.
"At that time we were travel
ing without lights—having re
ceived warning to watch out for
possible raiders —and as soon as
we sighted the stranger, we
changed our course. But the
two vessels had apparently slght
(Contniu.d on Page Five.)
AID TOM LYLE
The executive committee of
citizens which assisted Stephen
Appleby In launching the army
post project Friday announced
that it had retained attorneys to
assist in handling legal work in
connection with the future de
velopment of the plans.
These attorneys are Clinton
W. Howard of Uclllngham; E. S.
McCord, Seattle, and P. C. Sulll
vun of Tacoma.
They will work in co-operation
with J. T. S. Lyle, special counsel
for Pierce county, and his assist
ant, Scott Z. Henderson.
The three attorneys retained
by the committee will be paid
from the citizens' fund, not from
county funds, and their work
will be purely advisory.
They are retained, It ls explain
ed, so that the fullest legal light
may be brought to bear on the
somewhat intricate problems in
WORKING ON ARMY
(Special to The Times.)
OLYMPIA, Jan. 19.—The joint
military affairs committees of
both houses are working on army
post enabling acts to be intro
duced early next week.
A new state military code will
be Introduced ln the house to
make the national guard conform
to the rigid national defense act
passed by congress last June. It
raises the maximum fixed levy
from .20 to one mill.
The death of the national guard
ls foreseen in the measure.
The' Great American Hornet
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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. ll>.
—Passengers from the Jap
iincse steamer Anyo Maru,
arriving from South America
today told of a French sailing
ship hastily putting back Into
Valparaiso harbor after sight
ing a hostile .submarine in the
Pacific, a month ago.
Rumors were rife in Chile, said
the passengers, that the Germans
have established a secret naval
base somewhere in South Amer
Captain Shotton of th British
oil tanker Oylerlc, arriving yes
terday, said the British admiralty
knew 32 days ago, when he left
London, that a German raider
was roaming the Atlantic.
CHASED BY DIVER
PORTLAND, Me., Jan. 19. —
Bearing the marks of shells and
with two wounded seamen aboard,
the British freighter Palm Beach
arrived here today with a story
of a 40-mlnute chase by a German
The freighter ls in command of
The vessel was coming here
from Cardiff and while in the
English channel was suddenly ap
proached by a submarine, which
came to the surface within a few
Captain Mailing changed his
course and put on steam, while
the submarine followed, firing
high explosives from a large gun.
According to the captain and
members of the crew, 15 out of
50 shots fired took effect.
Fortunately all the shots were
above the water line. Four of the
lifeboats were carried «way and
one shot exploded in the engine
room. During the chase two of
the sailors were injured.
The submarine finally submerg
ed, supposedly because of the
proximity of a large number of
trawlers, and the freighter con
tinued her voyage.
COULDN'T GET OUT
SO HE PAID BILL
(lolled Pr.«. Leased Wire.)
CLEVELAND, 0., Jan. 19. —
William Slrl wants $50,000 dam
ages from a doctor, alleging he
was kept prisoner in a plaster cast
a week overtime until be paid his
bill. Part of Sirl's shin was
grafted into his spine. I
Mayoress' "No" Goes
IMATILLA, Ore., Jan. 19.—"We will NOT have a city
marshal in I'matllla," said Laura Starches, tho mayoress,
in a very firm volco today.
Councilman Stephens, one of the two males in the
feminine city administration, withdrew his opposition
gracefully. When he attempted to argue ln favor of having
a marshal the mayoress crushed liim.
The administration has determined to abandon the old
town hall because It is out of date, and has already used
the axe to slash $57 monthly off the expenses of govern
SILENT SENTINELS WELL
DIP BANNERS TO DEWEY
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WASHINGTON, D. C, Jun. 19.
—Whilo hoarse-throated guns
from coast to coast boom out a
salute, the body of Admiral'
George Dewey, late ranking offi
cer of the navies of the world,
will leave the capitol at noon to
morrow on the last trip to its
final resting place.
Official ceremonies in the ro
tunda will be held at 11 o'clock,
before what will probably be the
most distinguished assemblage in
President Wilson and cabinet,
the diplomatic corps, justices of
the supreme court, members of
congress and high naval and army
officers will attend. Admission
will be by card only.
While the body reposes ln sol
emn state on the same catafalque
which bore the remains of the
three martyred presidents, last
rites will be conducted by Chap
lain J. B. Frazier, U. S. N., chap
lain of Dewey's flagship, the
(rolled Preas Leased Wire.)
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 19.
—A nation-wide movement was
started today ln the California
legislature for a sweeping change
ln the system of Imposing, collect
ing and distributing income and
The purpose, as given in a Joint
resolution Introduced in both
houses, is to check the encroach
ment by the federal government
upon sources of revenue hereto
fore regarded as reserved exclu
sively to the states.
The California tax commission
suggests that the federal govern
ment should confine Its jurisdic
tion to incomes ln excess of $RO,
--000 ns to the income tax and to
estates in excess of $6,000,000 as
to the inheritance tax.
Olympia, In the battle of Manila
Vermont, Dewey's home state,
will be represented by Gov. (Jrii
| ham, Adjutant General Tillotson,
a committee of the state legisla
ture and the Vermont delegation
The suffrage banners carried
by the silent sentinels at the
White House gates will be held at
half-mast as the funeral cortege
passes the mansion.
Mrs. Richard Wainwright, wife
of the rear admiral, will be in
charge of the sentinels tomorrow.
ROMANCE IN LIFE
OF AGED RECLUSE
llnli.-il Pr. ss I <■;...a Wlri-.i
CHICAGO, Jan. 19.—The life
mystery of Charles Hugerdahl,
60, "the Hermit of Halstead
street," was disclosed by a diary
found when he died. He was en
gaged to a Norwegian prim-ess,
whose death caused him to come
to America and become a recluse,
it set forth.
HERE'S ONE FOR
WIFEY TO READ
(I iilicl Pi-i-s. Leaned Wire.)
NEW YORK, Jan. 19.—Magis
trate Harris in domestic relations
court upset the program of years
for Mrs. John Mackey when he
ordered her to help wash dishes
and take hubby to an occasional
movie, lie was being tried for
READY TO HAUL H 3
(Halted Preas Leaned Wire.)
EUREKA, CI., Jan. 19.—Prep
arations for hauling the stranded
submarine H-3 across the penin
sula into Humboldt bay were
started today. Hydraulic jacks
will be rigged up to hoist the un
dersea boat out of the sands. A
road will be graded to the beach
and within a few day , with fa
vorable tides aa4 weather, the 11-.
m*i be HAftit.
Tacoma: Occasional rain tonight 1
' and Saturday, warmer tonight. 9
Washington: Same west por- i
: tion, partly cloudy and occasional- 1
• ly threatening east. %
G. N. AND ALASKA
MAY BE UNITED
WITH PACIFIC CO.
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SAX l-UANCISCO, Jan. ll).—ltcpnrtK of a nlnanlic *ttOOJtt of
steamship liili-ioms M lh<- I'milli ****% involving the I'lM-tfii Steam
ship Co., the Alaska Steamship In. anil tin- OMtt Northern Sd-ani
ship Co., stirred tklppltmt ami II I'am-inl riri-lcs here today.
Although il "as denied Hint mii-Ii a iiicimr has boon tttOmWOk
malctl, a man who is )>< .it-rally ngto9**i as Mag in a ftOWOtm to
Know dei-laii'd Uml il would he <inly a mailer ol days before the
ileal would be loinplotoil.
11. .1. ItitiKiMiiiil, vire pri-sidnit ot Ihe I'atific Slcamship Co.,
wan si hcilul, ,1 to leave So.illlo today for San l-ratu-lsio. During lilh
visit to Ihe lionhom , j ( j |„. j_. ,|,. ( larc.l to have ronfci-ri-l with ProaU
dent Alcxanili'i- anil other officials of Ihe I'aoifir Co.
Airoi-illllH In Hie story tireulated here, 11. C. .laekllni;, tho
local topper innniiate, i _>|ii.-sents the OtmjOtttAoOM interest. . outlet*
of lln- Alaska Co., In Ihe deal.
He i__-e»t|j pimliii-cit a hum- Mock of stork in Hie I'.inflo
Steamship Co. IVoin tho Chase National hank of Now York.
A Initeil Tress <li-.pat<h Iroin Seattle today iloi hti c.l lia\li'r of
the Alaska Steamship Co. ami .liiil_,i- Wt.mtk, allorni-j for the HIU
IIMO, ileiiiod that siirh a Merger hail born made.
11. 1". Alevitulci of Tacoma, pieslilent of the Pacific Sl< .unship
O-h deilaicil em|ibatiiatlj I riil.iy nfloniooii thai he knetv nothing
of the proposed inei_;i-r.
"II Is ull "ens tv me," suit) Ale\aiiiler, mhtm Ihe lulled Presa
dispatch hail been read lo him. ••! know absolutely nothing altout
Mull a proposition."
Persistent Illinois have ln-en circulated alimg the Pacific tmutt
recently, hovw-vci', that the ticu Pacific Steamship Co.. which wan i_*
(-cully formed thnm-Ii a cm, <-litl.-ilioit <if Ihe Pacific I'oast Steamship
I'o. and the Alnska-I'acilic Urn-. HTM on the \eige of IxMoml'ig a
parent company to prat -tienllv all big coast.tis,- shipping ft i San
Ilicgo to Alaska.
If this shimlil develop, Taionm Mould have central offices for
nearly all Pacific roast shipi.i ig, as Alc.a.idcr has ie|iealcillj an.
noiiuccd that ho would keep 11i- In .i<li|tiarter . here. ■»
CITY WILL NEED
An auxiliary municipal power
[plant, to be ready to help out I lie
present. $2,000,000 Nliquallj
hydro-electric system when it
reaches its limit capacity within
the next two years must be ob
tained immediately by the city.
.Mayor Fawcett and, the city
counciliiicn agreed iiiianimiiu. ly
on the need of an auxilino sta
tion Friday even before Comtnis
sioner C.ronen bad submitted a
statement showing the rapidly in
creasing demand on tlio ctiy's
The two greatest questions —
how to raise money for the second
plant, and what sort of auxiliary
to build are still to be decided.
I.imil ('inning itapidly.
Rapid increase in demand on
the municipal plant In the past
two years, together with estimat
ed Increases during the next few!
months, due to the army post,l
shipyards and other new Indus
tries, will cause the capacity of,
the p'c.nt to be reached within ill
months, Gronen estimated.
The question for the council tol
decide is whether to erect a steam -
plant, to be used during "peak
load" periods to carry the pres
ent plant through, or to buy a
second hydro-electric site ninlj
build another Immense plant.
When the question of finames:
came up Friday, City Attorney
Talk o' the Times
(.reelings, linve you kept
all \.•in- n. y. resolutions thus
We hereby officially add Lydla
Lopokova to our list of admira
An artist's intentions may
be good even If his designs
There was a young lady of
Who mil.- on the bark of a
When they asked, "Does It
She said, "Certainly not;
It's a si iiil in and etaoln
Speaking of frenzied finance,
Henrietta relays us a Centralis
Harmon was Instructed to make
'an Immediate Investtgalion and
11 to the council Saturday
Close lo Legal Limit.
The city is bonded for utllitlee
within $300,000 of its legal limit.
I Commluloner Oronea told the
j < ollllr-:i in> believed that the rotin
; cil could float lioniis for a second
power station without going to
the people and Without bumping
up against the legal limit, on the
I (round that the auxiliary would
be an extension of the present
system mid not a new Industry.
According to Oronen's figures,
. the present peak load of the I ity
power plant Is S.lftO kllowats.
The capacity Is 22,000.
He estimated that the follow
ing demand for new businese
would be made shortly: Sea
! born shipyarde, 150 kllowats;
i Washington shipyards, 200: Hyde
I shipyards, 100; Todd shipyards,
It, 000; Bilrow-Alloys Co., 5,000:
i Pantagee theater, 150; Steel Fur-
I mice Co., 500; army post, 1,500;
T.iioina Heating Co., 700. To
gether with many smaller da
: manils, the total demand in II
months will be Tor 21.975 kllo
j wnts, (Jiotien figured.
A steam auxiliary plant can be
i built in about 18 months. A
I hydro electrt. plant would take
three to four years.
lunch room sign: "All 5 cent
dishes are 6 cents."
Anyway, Waslav NiJlnsky dem
onstrated to Tacoma that the
handicap of possessing big feet
can be overcome.
It must Ik- an awful sen
sation to lie nm ii >ual G. O. P.
committeeman for a back
sliding slate like Washing
ton at tlie present time. It
Is such a cold winter.
Be it ever so humble, there la
no place like Home Colony.
"The valor of our armies,"
says the king of the Human-
Inns, "ilium that we can
lo»k into the future with con
fidence." The king i_ a btUa