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25 CTS. A MOJVTH VOL. 1. No. 6 WHIRLED IN M . BY f»Y! Terrible Accident to Grover Ashcroft at Cannon Plant—May Die While working at his regular occupa tion yesterday afternoon, Grover Ashcroft, of 2411% Pacific avenue, -was caught by a belt at the Carman manufacturing estab lishment, on Puyallup avenue. -His clothes were torn from his body as he was whirled in midair. One foot was crushed bo that it may have to be amputated, and j the large bone of -the lower right leg was broken just above the ankle. The right hip joint was also broken, and his arms were almost wrenched from his body. His RESIGNED WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 25.—Con sul General Hughe9, at Coburg, Germany, has resigned and the place will be filled by Henry Sayler, at present consul at Dawson, Yukon Territory. The secretary of state declines to discuss the resigna tion. Some time ago charges were filed against Hughes,'- but almost at the same time a press dispatch from Berlin stated that the cause was of a family nature. Sayler, his successor, is from Pennsyl vania. BODY IS SHIPPED WASHINGTON, Dec. 25.—Brief funeral services were held at noon today at Sen COLLISION IN STOCK YARDS CHICAGO, Dec. 25.—Blinded by a bliz zard, a Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago passenger train crashed into a Chicago & Milwaukee freight this morning at the southern limits of the stockyards. The ( caboose was telescoped and the locomotive j BASEBALL Baseball talk v> already beginning to be heard in hotel lobbies and about the cigar stands. The prospects of Tacoma having a team next year are good, but of which league is a question. Mique Fisher has been in the city with a view to bringing a team here, and Pres ident Lucas and D. K. Dugdale, of the Pacific National league, were in 'i'acoma Wednesday looking over the situation. "About $8,000 would be required to start a new team here," remarked a baseball en thusiast yesterday. "New grounds will have to be secured and the buildings put up. The old park has been put out of business by the grading of a street at the side of it. The question of which league will put in a team here will probably be cleared away when the coast league di rectora meet in San Francisco January 2." MASONS INSTALL LODGE OFFICERS The officers of Fairweath°:r lodge, No. 82, F. & A. M., were installed in the Masonic hall last night by the M. W. G. il., C'has. D. Atkins. There was a large attendance of members and all enjoyed the session. The presentation speech of W. A. Fair weather was the finest ever delivered in a Masonic hail. Fairweather lodge has enjoyed a very CHRISTMAS SPENT BEHIND BARS Fifteen unfortunate prisoners spent a dreary Christmas in the tanks at the county jail today. The jailers did what little they could to make life brighter for them, and a. few tried to cheer up and have some sort of a Christmas day. Songs were sung, but the life in them died away before they were half finished. A few gifts of flowers and some delicacies were Kent to the jail by charitable people, and these were thoroughly enjoyed. The dinner that wa*> served far sur The Tacoma Times. ID I NG BELT head was frightfully cut and bruised. Ejre witnesses say he escaped instant death miraculously. When released from his awful situation he still had strength left to raise hit arms to his head, revealing the great holes immediately under the shoulders. The poor fellow was conveyed to St. Joseph's hospital in the police am bulance, which responded immediately to the call. This morning the physician at the hospital said the injured man was in a serious condition. His injuries may prove fatal. ator Hoar's residence previous to the ship ment of Mrs. Hoar's body to Massachu setts. President Roosevelt was among those who attended. HILL TO BE APPOINTED WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 25,-lt is announced that Professor John Hill of Connecticut will be appointed consul at (irayson, Nicaragua. PANAiA !S RECOGNIZED WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 25.—An of ficial announcement was received by the state department this morning from the London embassy that Great Britain had formally recognized the new republic of Panama. The state department also re ceived a consular report from Gudger, Panama that the volunteer department of C'auca province, Colombia, had been dig banded. demolished. Frank Boothwick was prob ably fatally hurt, S. Stacker, the fireman, and George Longwise, freight conductor, serious injured, and Engineer Whitmore had both legs broken. Several passengers were slightly hurt. prosperous year, and the new Masonic year starts with very good prospects. The new officers are all young men, with the interest of the fraternity at heart. The following officers were installed by the grand master: W. M. —John B. Morria. S. W.—D. W. Perry. J. W. —I. E. Hoska. Treasurer —W. D. Robertson. Secretary—A. F. Hoska. S. D. —James J. Glen. J. D.—John Ellis Gallagher. Marshal —Thomas Desmond. Chaplain—W. 0. P. McGovem. S. S.—Jay J. Foster. J. S.—C. G. W. Abramson. Tyler—J. C. Weatherred. After the installation, P. G. M. W. A. Fairweather presented the retiring W. M., W. C. P. McGovera, with a fine Masonic charm from the members of the lodge. CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITAL WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 25.- Christmas was celebrated quietly here to day. The president spent a great deal of time with his family. There were no gucets at the White House. A heavy rain has been falling all day. At the Australian and German embassies there was a most elaborate observance of the day. M. C. Conley, an employe of the I'uget Sound Electric company, was held up and robbed of his watch Wednesday night at the corner of Nineteenth street and Jef ferson avenue. The highwaymen told him to "shut up" when he begged of them to lave his W&tch, which was a present to him. Neither of the robbers wore masks. passed the usual fore, but tlie big turkey was missing. In the city jail a dozen hobos and drunkards are upending their Christmas. A few have spent Christmas behind the bars many times, and to them the situation in not a new one. There are a few, however, to whom it will be an everlasting disgrace. Many common drunks and small offenders were turned out of jail yesterday. Those who are still locked up wUI be given * good, substantial dinnw. TACOMA, WASH., FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 25, 1903 BUILDING COMMITTEE WILL BE APPOINTED A. E. L*w, assistant general Mperin- Undent of the Northern Pacific, i* back from St. Paul. He nays that many in quiriM are coining in from architect* who wish to make bids for the erection of the new railway hospital to be built here. A building committee will be first ap pointed, which will have the power to ap point a superintendent and let the con- UNCLE SAM'S CHRISTMAS SMOKERS OLD SEA CAPTAIN TELLS OF A STORMY CHRISTMAS Stories of Christmas days ashore ana at sea aie going me louuus on the water tront toaay. JLhe sailor loves to Ix ashore on Uhrißliiuib, but wnen lie is, lie tells 01 the tunes lie haa spent on that day at sea. i'o a group ol oid seamen the lollowmg story ww loid by a master who sailed one 01 the lirst ships out ol Fuget sound: "It was 25 y_ears ago today," he began. "1 wm in tne -neuiicrrancau sea. it luid b^en thick, na-siy weather anil we hadn t seen the sun tor a week, i was worried, ana one allernoon told the old man —1 was mate —that v lie kepi on me course we were on ihen that we would go ashore ueiore night. lie soon toid me to go be low, ana 11 1 came around again to con sider myseit under arrest. 1 told the second male to Keep a sharp lookout, an we were going ashore beiore 3 o'clock. Then 1 went below and turned in. ' . "i/hey called me in a short time, and when 1 reached the deck 1 thought the jib Doom. was tucking into a mountain. "We got ihe wneei over and brought her partly auout. The old man wanted to know of me then it' l thought we couid have her, but not a bit of satisfaction did lie get out oi me. We got some sail on her and got oil, but we were beached again in a minute. "i had made a run for the rigging, and one sea caught me there. That sea struck me so hard that 1 thought my arms would pull on", but 1 managed to stay with it. i noticed ait that it wasn't so bad, so 1 got there. The old man was there, and 1 offered to help him, but he wanted none of me. The old ship began, to break up. She parted amidships lirst. Our old stew ard, trying to come aft, got caught as the decks opened up and a sea lifted the ship so the break Closed. He was pinched in two. Half his body was above deck and half below. "Then she broke up aft, and with the wreckage 1 went into the *ea and under it, of course. It was close breathing for a minute while - climbed and swam out from under the stuif. Then a sea carried me away from the wreckage, and when 1 got back the remainder of the crew had managed to crawl on the floating pieces and were hanging on like rats. There was hardly room for another, but I thought I'd try for it. All of the lada washed off before 1 got to the float. "I wac over and under a good hit of the time. Finally i got a hold on a piece of drift. They say a drowning man will grasp at a straw, go 1 held onto this. I rolled about until I saw sights in that i foam that I'd never saw before. After a while a breaker carried me ashore. Aa luck would have it, 1 was thrown into a small hole in the rocks, and the set fol lowing threw a mass of wreckage and made ' a kind of breakwater. That saved me until I could get my wind again, tnd then I started for help. "I ran across some poor folks. They didn't kave much, but managed to get me tract for the construction of tin- kotpitfeL This, however, will probably not b* doM before spring. ARRESTED FOR PAST RIDING Walter Higgins, a darks' transfer driver, is held at the police slut ion on a charge of fast riding. The horse which he was riding is noted for running away with its rider, and in the one which "THESE ARK/HIE WORST EVER" .some good hot milk and an old pair of shoes. 1 had started out barefooted. Then 1 got word to the longlish consul, and he got me a place so 1 worked my passage home. "ies, 1 was the only man in the crew who made shore. This happened ~-> years ago. That was the year before 1 was married." ORPHANS CHRISTMAS For the past week the little children of the Orphans' Home have been playing at Christmas tree. They secured a small evergreen tree, from which they suspended broken dolls, pieces of candle and any other plaything they posnesnied. .Many of these children have never hoard about Santa (laws, or have a very vague conception of what they name means. Nevertheless, they enter into the tpirit with childish glee when the Christinas tree ■nd Santa Claua are explained to them. This morning while the children of better homes were almost wild with joy over their gifts, the little orphans were alum ing their presents, for a number of Ixjxef! were yesterday consigned to Mn, Wool sey, 1215 North J street, who is matron at the home. Out of the thirty-five children, eighteen have no parents, at least none of whom they know. The other nevenii<n are children of parent* too poor to care for them. ENGINEER KILLED James Jenkins, a well-known stationary engineer, whose home is at Buckley, wan struck by the 6:15 Northern Pacific train while walking on the track near the depot la*t night. Bo far as is known there were no eye witnesses to the accident. The man was not seen by the engineer until too late to stop the train. He was thrown from the track, striking his head and caus ing instant death. His left foot was crushed by the wheels of the engine. Jenkins m about 45 yean of age and a member of the Masonic lodge. He is hut vived by a widow and! two children. CROWDS FILL POST OFFICE ■. .i ■•',■■■'■ Large crowd* assembled at the postof fice this morning, waiting to sec what ran awny with one of lilt' members of the national guard at' their ' annual ' enenmp niiMit ■nt American: lake. CITY ITEMS A gold-headed ebony cane was presented to A. M. Bulks, sPierce ', county;clerk, '. by his staff of deputies yesterday," r - Mat Carlson ami ; Km Sweet are booked nt the police;stationJ for ■ fighting. UTliey ■will spend i the day I in' jail,; M i the' police court will not be in, session' until • tomor row. Santa Claus, assisted by Uncle Bam, had sent them. At !) o'cloCK the line reached from the carrier's window to the door. At 10 the tile extended to the walk and down half a block on Tenth street. The postollice was open for a little more than an hour this morning. Two COUao -1 tions were made in the biminetts district, and but one in the residence portion of ! the city. No mail iv being delivered by carrier* today. ASSESSOR TO HELP Circular letters lia\e been sent out by State Grain Inspector Anasniith to the county assessors of I lie Male, Baking their nice in the compilation of grain sta butica. The plan it for each county ag io provide ipecial apace in hi« book* for grain, so that the deputies oao find out at any time how much the Carm en have planted. Jn this manner it will be possible tO estimate with accuracy the yield of small grain under nil circum stances. CHARGES AGAINST NIL OFFICERS WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 25.—News of a complaint against Admiral Wise and officers in charge of the training squadron at New Orleans has reached here. It is alleged by the men on the flagship Minneapolis that Seaman McDonald was ; drowned 'Wednesday morning and that lit tle was done to recover his body. Admiral Wine and his staff made an unofficial reply in which they staled that McDonald DM fought with another seaman over a bottle of whiskey while mi a launch, lie fell ] overboard and was drowned. An attempt was made to get the body, but the current was Ho swift that it was impossible. EARTHQUAKE LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 26.—A heavy earthquake shock was felt this morning at 9:45 o'clock. Several build ings wart shaken. The shock was felt throughout the city and caused great ex citement. FIRE SAN FRANCISCO, De«. 25.—5. H. Lyer & Sons' Price extract* factory burned don this morning, The low* is $75,000. ijvi)Ei>E;jtfi)£ffVijf yiLL THINGS ONE CENT PARKER CAUGHT PORTLAND, Or.. Uec. 25—Forger Par-' ker^was j captured this j morning I near: Con don.^ Parker., is tho man who 3 yesterday, jumped from a' train while on ; ins way to Portland in charge of i Detective "Joe bay. The officer woa asleep at the time. MURDERER ESCAPES <! INDIANAPOLIS, tad., Doc.- 25.—Pres ent Hell shot i and fatally ' wounded % .Abe Welch this afternoon In a drunken street quarrel, • Dell I held a large ■ crowd" at •' bay ; while he reloaded - his revolver, c* He (fired on his pursuers as he ran, > and * lUOOMded ] i j nescaping' to', the j fields. Officer* are; in pursuit,* and >: it is expected > that -ho will be' taken,' but not without a light. ' ACCIDENT IS FATAL Sylvester - Farrell, 5.; a gripman ■; employed ; by. the | street I railway, company^: who' wan; injured some time ago in an accident, died? lout; night i ill. •a ', local '\ hospital. • 5 The ? de-J ccaMd : wag,2B ; yean ;of <ago.** A mother," sinter: and several ;brothers survive liim. 11.- resided <at \ 2211 ?< Norths. Twenty-ninth \ street. >J Fan*ell, was a.member of (In- local; Carmen's union. ;.'. •• ". Sylvester Farrell was well known to pat-: rpng of. till' street car lines in Taeoma.'.lloj was a gripman on tlve cable line for two or three years. :;. The accident,w Inch was the | cause of 1 his ;■ death was not > considered very serious until Wednesday night, when he grew rapidly 'worse! and \ was 5 removed from Ins home i to; the (hospital, ■ whero he died. ;'• :y ■ ■/--:. ' ■ :, ■ ' -.-l,:^ \'U^ ■ Parrel] was hurt' about.; a: month i ago while < waiting ■; at 1 the 1 corner,* of < IClevctith street and Pacific' avenues until i: time |,to proceed on the way up the hill. The car gave, a ■ sudden: jerk, 1 caused by a broken strand."; >> In * the tall rhe f struck his i knee on ] the j brake." He '• suffered' a"' good | deal ' of pain for a while,'but it nearly left him until Wednesday,; night," when tit \ shifted from the knee and affected his heart. ORDERS ARE SIGNIFICANT The United States cable ship ■ Burniide, ; which discharged cable in iTac-onia \ a•■ few >• days ago,';luis received orders to go to the; Philippine! by way of Honolulu, instead of Nngnsaki, an was originally, intended, :; This; change f is; thought '. to i- have been made on account of. the conditions in the : But, and that the United States still be-1 lieves' the troubles between Japan : and 5 Russia far from settled. ■' It li iindi i tood that Ru»tia ■ has had \ secret agents hero and • In J San | l'Vanciscos try ing, to : get supplies for . that I country,'? and to have then delivered 'at. Port :Ar-': thur. ■/;;':; ■ x;-,..■•■=•.■';• "y-'Z^-i/Kr^UM ; Dealers are awake to the situation,'*arid-5 nil forage is away up. Outs from '$20. to i |Sfi a ton. Timothy hay also .very liigh. i The Japanese m this country are of the' patriotic order, and If war comes the Japs will start for homo in'short order 1 Many/ have already gone. ' LONE EVANGELIST SENT TO ASYLUM I 11. Hunter was sent to Kteilacoom asy lum yesterday by Judge Chapman. Hun ter', homo hag been ? in; South i Prairie, where he has been in the habit of yelling at the top of his voice nights. .He holds revival services in the wood* all by him -1 •elf. ,',■;• . '.;!;:>., 4 ,' ' While being examined; by! Judge Chap man he informed him that he had a box at home in which he could take himself or friends on any voyage they, wished to ; undertake, the 5 moon (note haired : LIGE DOWIE PLAYS SANTA CHICAGO, Dec. 25.-Attircdi a* Santa Ulaus, with flowing robe» of red, and car rying a huge pack, Dowio, the; "Becond IJ| i'lllJ distributed gifts to thousands of children in Zion City today. 11,. was fol lowed about the streets by crowds of men, women and children, notwithstanding the blinding snowstorm, , . FIREMENS BALL ■ .The grand ball to be given by the fire department f Wednesday evening,"! Decem ber so, promises ;to >,be, a miccem. The ball is to be given for the purpose of rais ing money to swell the funds of the Ffre men'g Benevolent association; i The, Ly ceum orchestra has been »ecured for the evening, and good mu»io can be expected.