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after two long years, people get justice in
HISTORY MAKING STRUGGLE AGAINST CORPORATION
On fVrtobcr 14, I<XW, the Tugct Sound Electric and its
suburban |j ucs without notice or warning put into effect
Oo October 14, 1911, just two yeaia to the day, these ad
j rates will be suspended, according to the decision of the
court, rendered yesterday, and the old rates will
m back into effect.
fmo long years of robbery. That'a the atory In plain
laol- t decision of the state railroad commission, a dr
ute <rf • superior court, and finally a decision of the state
„„mt court to stop it.
»^2J d it took two long years.
S|jt! it was all worth while. It ha> b<»cn a hardship for
It has crushed some, but the people of Western Wash*
rj*" M , whole. will benefit. No corporation act in the his
fafvoltltt * u,e *° • rt>u * w! ' people as did this attempt of
I Furt ern to gou. r Its patN M
f|g cantaloupe is overripe, the corn
llfd to chew; the blue serge auit haa
IP to seed, gause underwear's
SAFE-CRACKERS GET $315,000 IN DftDDFDV
THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BANK RUDDLR I
f HAVE SAVED SHIP
Officeri and man of tha Ramona declare that g llghthouoo
as fag signal on Capo Oeclaion would have aavad their ahlg, and
MM tha abeeaee of auct aide to navigation me ana constant addi
tfaae ta tha already appalling Hat of d'stsstera off tho rugged,
fcgenehreudtd and sto<m-awapt coaat of Alaofca.
1 fMMyfoar hours late, but
<Mag2B< bla ship with him," Cap
KfaHtr, of tha 8. H North
|Mara. Arrived ta port tat« last
'figlt. stl sad t half daya out of
- Twafte ho<er» were given to tho
fjMKM Of tit faaaoMgers an.! crew
at tha laoc Rataooa at Rpantah
MU M Chatham »trmt>» Atwxb
* U toon the abtp stood, fog-
M, olt Cage Dortotaia. the rstfr
M MHWader refusing to tempt
•a tola of Ranotta by venturing
te psrltoaa passage In the tlco*e
fcg AM abmoded the lflaod<
Tha Northwestern brought all tho
IMMmgera aad all but four of the
Ml st tj>a wreckol •leatnship
QHah Martin Taaffe, I*l lo' Jam«n
Vqm. first Officer W. Eogulst
<■* ttW Engineer H. A Toaker
THEY ALL FALL FOR IT
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remained to keep lonely vigil of
wrack sod to guard tt against fea
sible tooting It la expected that
the boxes of gold bullion and tho
C 8 tnal! will be recovered The
ship Itself la believed to bo hope
tsaa. aa It Uee submerged on a reef,
with the surf poondlog It to pieces
Passengers from the Ratnooa
brought here by the Xorthwootera.
l.aaxto Srhulta. Mrs Lassie
Schulrt. 000 Wanton. C. L WO
loughb) K. Vuagravo. Tboe Hod
mood. W. J. Johnson. E. Akerberg
J Johnstone. <1. Neewoog. C I*
Thompson, M Rnamame. C. Aujslo.
C Glatin. 4. Varto. l» Smokwc
Officers: R K Jones, purser:
W. L. Steele. freight clerk. A W
Jackson. Ist Aairt engineer; Ernest
Hylaett. 2nd Aaat.. engineer; C.
HUt'-n. 2nd officer; L. A Laat. Srd
officer; H Krtmeon, Sod steward
It was the laM straw. It drew the line «harply between the
rlaiit people on the one side and the special few on the other.
I »et the people to thinking and to acting, unitedly. The wu»-
fling of the rate fight itself in the supreme court yesterday will
prove to be only an incident in the great battle of the people
for a fuller measure of justice, the real beginning of which dates
hack to t Vtohrr 14, I***'
One direct result of the rate gouge was th«> paaaage by the leglala
turw of lht> Allan law, which prAhlblta a repetition of the Htnn«» Webetnr
act. t'nder thla law no rain boost.can bo marts without permlaalon
from ths etate utllltlea rnuimUalon.
Until the paaaage of thla law, ths corporation simply raised ratos
arbitrarily, and tho people had to psy ths MgHer charge until thoy could
prova—again and agsln—that It waa unnotified.
The people made a remarkable fight against the gouge In lln
results that rats raise which tbs Htone-Webater directors decided so
•sally waa history making
It set fires of rebellion burning along the road from end to end.
centering, however. In the Ihiwamlah valley at the rteattle end of tin
line, and ttlong Fern Hill and Puyallup on tba other.
"Ttn Short weight a espoauree of
Tho Mar have helped mo more
than anything done 00 far." Mid
City inapactor of Welghta and Moo
awroa A. W. Nlnehart today. "Oeol
ara oro mora oiivo to tho fact that
Seattle haa o Welghta and Moo
euros law and oro becoming mora
Tho fart that no money haa t»een
provided for tho inspector with
which to do hta work ta hampering
him. Ho la allowed on mono?
above aolartaa -In tho paot he haa
apent a dollar now and lb« of hla
own money, bat feela ratable to do
"Money should bo In
next >«ar a levy for thla work." ho
continued "No largo amount la
needed Hot at prn«i I have no
way to carry on ■or lodependoal
Invent Igatlon "
Hhort weighing la not tho only
fraud Rtnehart told thla morulas
of a method oeed by aoroe butter
•iinlTi by which earh package of
butter. Juat before It la closed. Is
dipped Into brine to mako It hnav
lor. Ho believe# that thla might bo
remedied by the federal govern
ment taking action
At leaat 100 sprib* acaloo. which
Invariably Indicate a greater weight
thaa that of tho article placed on
It. have been confiscated by Klne
hart during tho la at few months.
Or t >tl«4 Trnm Imm<i Witt >
LOS ANQKLES. Sept. 19,—Work-
Ing under omergoncy order and In
12-hour shift*, a fore* of 500 oar
pentera at 10 a. m. today completed
a stockade eight root nigh around
tha ahopa of tha Salt Lake railroad,
a Southern Pacific subsidiary com
Eany. Their work dono, this foroo
urrlod to the Southern Pacific
•hope her# and joined several hun
dred other men there engaged In
Assistant Oeneral M«»M" Kan
dolph of the Halt Lake roatl »«•
reticent concerning thla unusual ac
"I have nothing to aar about the
matter," we* hie only comttocnt.
I Ijoeal officials of the Southern
Pacific were equally reticent
At 10:80 a force of men was busi
ly engaged carrying ooft and bed
ding Into the stockade.
Labor Calle Conference.
I .oral labor leader* are "up In
| the air" over the sudden activity
'of the railroad*. Tho stockade
! around the Salt l.ake shops was
built over night. That around the
Southern Pacific shop* will be
: completed before night.
leaders of the various unions
gathered hurrl<>dly at the l,abor
Tempi* ahortly before noon, and
arc discussing the situation behind
j closed doors. It was predicted that
i the ilarrlman line* Intended to
force a walkout before Monday.
"I have positive Information."
(aid one labor official, "that the
Southern Pacific officials have
ordered all foreign car* rushed
back to their home roads. Freight
la being dumped on the ground at
both the Bait Lake and Southern
"A stockade similar to the one
'being constructed around tho
i Southern Pacific shop* here I* be
lug built around the Salt l.ake
Wthops at l.os Vegas, Nov."
First Pictures of Ramona Wreck
•(•am achoonar Grant, bringing tha thirty-two rafugaas from the lost ataamar Ramona to tha sisamsr
Northwaatarn. Tha black eroaa •hews appro»imataly whara tha Ramona want down, off tha ahora of Span
lah island. _ . .... M .
RUrtura at top la llttla Oiek Oarlflfcson. son of Capt. Darlekaon, of tha coaat gaodatle survsy. Llttls Dick
and hla mothar «sr< paaaangara aboard tha Ramon* Ha bacama tha pat of tha craw and paaaangara.
Tomorrow tvonlng at • o'clock
the pooplo of Duwtmlih valley
wilt hold • mooting In the Grange
hall at Fotter for the purpoee of
celebrating their recent victory In
tho tupreme court upholding the
ruling of the railway commlaaion
In reetorlng tho former paaeengor
faraa on the teattlo-Tacoma Inter
urban. A band will fumlah the ,
mualo, and Attorney Thomaa R.
Hor nor and othero will deliver ad
dreeoee. ft la underatood that tho
people will take a determined
etand to reelet any further effort i
to enforce the old ratea.
Rain tonight nn<l Saturday;
probably pair; brlak to high
aoulbwMtxrly wlnde. Tern
p#rature at noon today, f>6.
Flea acrea of atrawberrlea. iogan
berrtea. eurranta or raapbarrlea will
not only return a fond living, bat
ought. In ft few yeara. to make one
We have land that la Ideal for all
klnda of amall frulta altuate 4% mll»a
aaat of Auburn, on a good county
road, handy to atore, hew achool.
large mill, railroad elation and pott
office. that we are aalllng at MO per
gcre In five-acre tracta at $10 down
and 96 p*r month. I'wrfeot title, fret
gbatract and warianty deed with final
OLE HANSON A CO.
314-316-316-317 New York Blk.
WHERE THE BATTLE RAGED
Af trie liuwamlah and of the valley It acted like a visitation of
Iha plague. I'eople loot their homes, famlll«« *ero aa pa rated, property
Ma hammered down, and tho vallay waa all but depopulated
At the Taconiu end of the line 1i brottfht « blockade all night
long at Porn 11111, a dramatic fight In which ihe city police and mayor
took a hand, and ended In a great llat of damage aulta and an annot
ation movement that, until It waa checkmated by the neglect of one
county official, would have mado Tacoma one of tho largeet cltlee, In
point of area, In the country.
THE INJUNCTIONS PLAYED THEIR PART
It brought on auch frequent uae of tho unfair writ of Injunction that
that friendly little hrotTirr of the corporation camn Into general die
IT BROUGHT JAIL SENTENCES
It brought on the aentenclng of two edltora of tha Heattln Htar to
Jail for contempt, becaua* thoy erltlclaad thn uae of tho Injunctlona,
thereby nailing attention to the power aaaumed by the eourta to alienee
any crltlrlam and bringing closer the day of the recall of Judged the
froedoiu Of tha preaa and the eud of arbltraty power on the part of the
SOME NATES MORE THAN DOUBLED
The Increaaed rates decided In effect October 14. lf»09, hit hard
Thooo ploturea wore taken by Oeorge Shiraa. the famous photog
rapher of wild animate. Mr. thtraa waa a paaoenger on the Northwest
orn returning from Alaaka, and ho kindly turned over to Tho Star hla
••llectlen of thlrty-ol* vlowa.
Women and Baby Dick Derlckson being transferred In lifeboat
from the Grant to th« Northwestern.
One of the big steel cars on
th# Seattle, Renton A South
ern this morning contained
102 reasons for an antl-etrap
hwiglng law. That number of
paaaengera were counted
standing. Together with the
eeated passengers, the car con
tained at one tlma 178 men,
women and children, packed
NEWS ITEMS FROM
THE HICKTOWN BEE
Th*y have tot a new l«w«l on the
regular b«ardera' roller at the Grand
CTome and havo four voire I rI«h1 by
II Tubba. the hnua« paint *r. Maybe
you eon alng pretty good (Advt )
Conatabl* Hen Toiler la confine*! to
hl» h»»me nulla sick Ho run Into a
11 till while ultllng on a rrtiher bo*
In Ihe Kmporlum Tueeday eve
The feller that can't amllo early
iti the morn In' would make a flrat
r Imhk t ravelin* aaleamAn for a coffin
bona*, l.aie Wntertowvr aaya.
With Convertible Collars.
I'll 11 lines of Boys' Slickers,
Slip-ons, Rubber Coats,
Hats, ami all other wet
Arcade and Arcade Annex.
the village of Tukwlla, near Beattle, where the Increase w«» from l 9
rente for t>ie round trip to 40 centa I'uyallup waa raleed from 2t, to
40 cents, and othera In alightly amaller proportion In both rases !!»•
people who had aettlod up thn Interurban territory were given solemn
promises at tho time that the rstea would never be ralaed. but that
a five rent fare would bo given Juat aa aoon aa ejrpenaea could
made on thn rate i
But tha promlaea of a railroad corporation are written In water.
The flrat fight Marled when W II I'aulhamua of Sumner, !«!<•
prealdent of the atate annate, with other citizen* of Humner. appeal* l !
to the railroad commission. Testimony waa taken, and In February,
11» 10, the commlaalon decided that the old ralea muat be reatored
The commlaalon was created Juat to aettle auch ca»es, but the traiv
tlon company defied It and went Into the courts, got Injunctlona and
made an appeal to the auperlor court. The people kept paying tho
higher rate* until fall, when Judge Mitchell of Olympla finally aua<
talned the commlaalon
Btlll there waa no relief for the people. Morn Injunctlona and a new
appeal Intervened thla time to the aupreme court and the peoplo corv
tinned to pay the higher rates. The company could afford to wait an<t
atarve the people into auhmlaalon. That appeal waa decided yeeterdap
and becomea eff»< tiv« October 14, Juat two years after the unjuat rateg'
were decided on.
(By United Pre** Ltased Wlrs.)
NEW WESTMINSTER. B. C., Sept. 15.—At an early hour thfa
morning three men entered the Bank of Montreal here by an unpr*.
tected little window In the rear, dug through the brick wall Into th*'
vault, wrecked the cage door and Mew open the eafe, took 1315.000 In
gold and bille, left $20,000 In gold on the bed where they had pried their
loot, and about MO,OOO more money unmoleeted In the eafe, and mad* '
good their escape. ,
WORK OF EXPERTS
Tbla, Id brief, la the story of the moat daring and sucoeasful baak !
robltery ever fulled off In this city. That It tu the work of expertaf
la evident from lb* toola they used. (one of which they left behlad 1
In their haute to make good their escape.
CHINESE JANITOR SANOBAOGED
It I* Impossible to say Just when the men effweted their entrance
Into the bank, bat It la presumed that It *m tomewhere about I
o'clock In tho morning, for when the Chinese Janitor arrived, *hortJy
after 4 o'clock, to clean up h» found that three men had be»n doing
a little cleaning up on their, own account, ani before the Chmaniaa
could give the alarm he waa randbageed, gagged and tied to a rhalr.
Then the robber* proceeded to collect the gold and bills from the
vault and left the building some time before 5 o'clock, leaving about
1100.000 In the vault behind them.
ONE BIG AND TWO SMALL MEN
The only clue to the robbers Is that afforded by the Chinese J«n-
Itor. who says that two of the men were short and small and that the
third man was a big fellow. All three wore maska on their facea.
DIONT WAKE POLICE
While the robbers were at work In the bank, there was at laaat
ons policeman within fifty yards of the building, and another slept near
It, and yet the explosion that blew the ssfe door open was not heard •
by them. There Is only one building between the bank building and
the police atation itself, but the explosion was not heard there, either.
CHINAMAN GAVE ALARM
The first known of the robbery was when the Chinaman appeared
at the police station, at about 8:30 o'clock, and gave the alarm. He had
managed to work his bonda loose after the robbers had departed. Chief
of Police ftrihlshaw hurried to the scene, and all of the available <dfl
cers were pressed Into service, but the only clue obtainable was thfct
given by the Chinaman. Prom the thoroughness of the Job and the
toola with which the work was done, the local officers believe the same
gang that baa recently been at work In Vancouver turned the trick beret
Later tn the morning another feature was added to the rtibbery
by the report that the motor car of T. J. Trapp, which Is one of th«
largest and most powerful automobiles In the city, had been stolen
from the garage, and later this car was found broken down In front of
the Y. M. C. A building
POLICE CHIEF S STATEMENT
"The bank robbers were exiiert safe wreckers," stated Chief of Po
lice llradshaw. as he laid out before himself the toola which he had
gathered In the vault. They must have fired the charge of dynamite
with a battery. The tools comprise a brace and bit, a hand crqwbar. a
piece of gaxpipe, several bits and drills and two hand bars for digging
out brick. (Entry had doubtless been made by key through the front
door; then, disturbing no lights In the front office of the bank, they had
worked from tho rear of the brick vault, the walls of which lent them
selves to easy operations.
IT WAS EASY
Once In the vault, their work was eaay. The casli safe therein.
In which the money, they had rightly estimated, rested, could be drilled
without fear of disturbance, and the charge of dynamite shot off with
out noise. The bedding of the absent Janitor's cot was taken to plus
up the opening they had made In the wall of the vault.-
The robbery of the Bank of New Westminster today it com
parable on this continent only to the looting of the Manhattan
and Ocean banks. In New York, and the Kenaington bank. In
Philadelphia, by Jimmy Hope and hit gang In the late '60a and
The Kenelngton trick was turned after Hope had got the
bank president to station several of his men, garbed as polica.
In the vaulta, alleging that the police department had word of
an Intended robbery. The gang got away with $80,000.
In the aame yaar—lß69—Hope and his men rented a base
ment beneath the vaults of the Ocean bank and spent days dig
going through the floor. Finally they removed more than 91,000,000
in bonda and gold, but threw away the bonda and escaped with
only a few thousand dollara In gold. In an early morning raid
on the Manhattan bank, October 27, 1878, Hope'a gang overpow
ered the watchman and stole securities and money to the amount
of $2,757,700, moat of it, however, in non-negotiable securities.
Jimmy Hope, leader of the gang, was caught and sent to priaon
while trying to rob the Bather bank, In San Francisco, In 1881.
GUILTY OF SELLING
J. O. Burnam. an officer of the
Northwest Dairy Co., was found
guilty by a Jury in Judge Guy's
court of selling milk containing less
than the required 3.25 per cent of
fat. Burnam will test the case by
appealing Immediately to the su
preme court on the point that In
dividual members of a corporation
cannot bo punished for acts of the
"If you want to sell poor milk, In
corporate," was the epigrammatic
answer given to this point by I>»'P
uty Prosecutor (' K. White. .ludg<'
Gay refused to throw the case out
of court, and the Jury wus out but
By the way, pretty soon youH hear
from the young fellow who brags
about wearing the summer kind all
the year 'round.
a short time before finding Burnam
A KIND BURGLAR
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., Sept.
15. —Returning home early todnv
from a theatre party, Mrs Alfred
McKue, wife of a wealthy mer
chant, found that a burglar bad
ransacked the house, but had left
untouched $5,000 worth of Jewels
lying exposed in a Jewel bo* In her
bedroom The burglar took sev
eral hundred dollars' worth of sil
BERNE—After 12 years the body
of an electrician named has
been found frozen In the Loetschen ,
glacier, perfectly preserved.