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25 CTS. A MO/*TH VOL. 1. No. 16 MAYOR TAKES STAND ON LOCAL THEATERS "If it should be found that the faeaters of Tacoma are not complying with the law in the matter of fire escapes and appli ances for the control or prevention of fire, or if there are not the proper number of exits, such alterations as are necessary will have to be made at once or the the aters will be closed until the law is com plied with." The above statement is Mayor Camp bell's position in regard to the theaters of Tacoma. Acting under instructions from the may or. Fire Chief Jesse C. Poyns and Build ing Inspector O. L. Tuel have made a thorough inspection of all local theaters today. 1, *:<:<#» When asked in regard to the results of their investigation both officials de clined to make a statement for publica tion, but admitted that not one theater in the city was complying strictly with all GETS AFTER ROOSEVELT WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 7.—ln the senate today Penrose presented a large batch of petitions from Pennsylviania for the expulsion of Senator Smoot of Utah. When the Morgan resolution that the president had exceeded his power in de claring war against Colombia was taken up Morgan took the floor for a speech. Morgan declared that the entire course of the president toward Colombia had been "acrimonious, showing bitter hatred and a spirit of revenge, and that he had boldly defied the provisions of the Spooner law so that he might get at these people." The house committee on appropriations reported the bill providing $250,000 for the experiments for the destruction of the cotton belt weevil, and asked that it be considered tomorrow. The house adjourned at 12:10 p. m. DfIHG LIKE RUTS ON CHINE WO Two more of the Chinese passengers died last night on board the steamship Ching Wo. now loading at the Puget Sound flouring mill for the Orient. This makes three deaths among the huddled up Chinamen on the boat since the ship has been in port. The majority of the 350 passengers are old men and they are unable to withstand the chill of the winter weather here and, confined as they are down between tne decks, they sicken and die very easily. It is probable that not a few more will drop off before China is reached. The Ching Wo on leaving here will go across by the southern route in order to take advantage of warmer weather. She will get away in a few days. THREE KILLED IN COLLISION NEW YORK, Jan. 7.-John Sullick, a yardmaster; James O'Brien, a switchman, and William Ferguson, a foreman of the road, were killed in a rear-end collision on the Kings County Elevated road this morning. Twenty passengers were in jured during the panic that followed. After the collision the wreckage caught fire and burned, it was only by the great est presence of mind that there were not a large number of deaths from electrocu INCREASED FREIGHT RATES MAKES MORE RAILROADS NOW NECESSARY Notice of a further increase in Northern , Pacific freight rates, to take effect some time this month, is making shippers more j anxious than ever to have another rail road in Tacoma. Especially is thus true of the wholesale dealers. The excessive I freight rates which they are obliged to pay are becoming burdensome, and the only agency through which they can find relief is the advent of another railroad. William L. Davis, of Davis, Horton & Co., wholesale furniture dealers, in speak ing of railroad matters today, said: "While the city has reasonably good railway service and shipping facilities now, wo would have infinitely better service if there was another road here, and we must have it, too. Another railroaod would bring more wholesale houses, factories ana business of all kinds here. Another bene .-. to be derived would be a reduction of freight rates. Most of our goods come from (he But. We ship in a great many car loads every year. The freight bills we have to pay are enormous." William Birmingham, of the William Birmingham company, wholesale grocers, thinks Tacoma should have more railroads so as to reach new territory from which business might be drawn. "There are certain places in Eastern Wa-hington and Oregon that we cannot reach," he said in an interview today. "Not long ago we bought a shipment of goods east of the mountains and then found that we could get them here. The goods had to be disposed of elsewhere. The Union Pacific would tap that country The Tacoma Times. the provisions of the ordinance. In near- I ly every case, however, it will be possible, by making alterations, to put the build ings in the condition required by law. The report on the inspection will be in the hands of the mayor probably to morrow. HIS FREEDOM WELL EARNED SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 7.—Jean Hap ique, who has been ten years in the coun ty jail awaiting a new trial, was released this morning. Hapique wag convicted of MAYBE UNCLE MARK IMAGINES THEY CAN'T SEE HIM AT ALL. tion. The current was turned off the third rail just in time to save many. The collision occurred at the corner of Williams and Pitkins avenues. The shock threw parts of cars to the street below the trestle. The body of O'Brien was found on the street below with every bone broken. Sullick was crushed to death be tween two cars. The injured were taken to hospitals in ambulances. Few are fat ally hurt. and give us lots of new business. "There is no other town on the Sound that could be helped more by another railroad or where is greater need of one than in Tacoma." (i. Lindberg. of Lindberg Bros., waole fiale grocers, says: "We need another railroad sure enough, but the way to get it is what puzzles me. I don't see why the Union Pacific doesn't come here anyway. The road would soon have business enough to make the venture a paying one. ■Shippers could get a better deal on freight rates then, too, and that in what we want." BAD SERVICE, BAD EXCUSE The loudly expressed dissatisfaction of the patrons of the cable line against the management of the street railway company for putting on open cars recently has fin ally found recognition from the company. Today Manager Franklin comes out in an explanation to the people. He admits that the company had no extra cable on hand for emergencies, and that therefore he waß obliged, when the operating cable broke down recently, to take off the heavy closed cars and put oa the light open TACOMA, WASH., THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY, 7 1904 forgery and sentenced to three years in I the penitentiary. He petitioned the su preme court for a new trial. After ten tj years the trial was set for today. On his>;' appearance Judge Cook said the MUk was' entitled to his liberty and he wns re leased. : . i IRQQUQIS INQUEST CHICAGO, Jan. 7.—The coroner today began the examination of witnesses ot the Iroquois theater fire. The official list of dead reported to him makes the number 565: The first list was 591, but this caused by the identifica tion of bodies under more than one name. The coroner today waa assisted by a large army of legal talent, including the state's attorney and the city and oounty attorney, as well as by a score of lawyers retained by relatives of the victims. summer cars. Here is what he hag to Bay about the matter: "We ordered a new strand from the Am erican Steel company some time ago and it has just recently arrived. We have been replacing the strand, removed some time ago, so far as we could, after the can stopped running at night. We have been at it now for two or three days. And by the latter part of the week, perhaps by Sunday we shall put on the big cars. We could run them now, but the end of the strand, where work has been left off, would be caught and unwound, so that we would not gain much by trying to put it in a piece at a time. The small care are not so likely to pull the strand loose, hence we keep them on. From this time on we are going to have an extra cable on hand in case of emergency. Heretofore this has not been done. There were rea sons for not keeping an extra cable until now. Travel has never been ao heavy be fore this last year, and consequently to stop the cars for an hour made no great difference. An increase of 5,000 people in the city makes a great difference in our business and we lose money by not being able to run the care." HEATH TALKS SALT LAKE. Utah, Jan. 7.—Perry S. Heath appeared at the Tribune office at midnight and stated that he had just re turned fom Denver and denied that he had evaded the service of a subpoena. United States Marshal lleyward, a close friend of Heath, stated that he had re ceived a subpoena for Heath a week ago to appear at Brooklyn as a witness In the case of the United States vs. Driggs, a former congressman. Heyward Raid that he made a diligent search aim yesterday afternoon, six hour» before the arrival of Heath, returned the subpoena to Brooklyn endorsed "no ser vice." WILL GO 10 ROME ROM.L,, Jan. 7. —The pope intend* *t> summon Archbishop Ireland to Rome to discuss the growth of the Aglipayg schinui in the Catholic church in the PkUipfii»ei. The testimony brought out uniformly agrees that the exits were locked and that the ushers resists! the attempts of spec tators to open them or or did nothing to restore order among the panic-stricken people; also that the ventilators above the ■twe were not opened. I be arrest of Mtther and Naglc, tho two workmen who nailed down the ventilators on the roof when the building was beiiiK ootKtrUOted, is considered by the coroner to be iui|H>rtant, as their evidence will probably tend to show that the examina tion made by the building inspector when the theater was opened was not thorough. ' SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7.-<niriatian Klenk, 81 years of age, today applied for a license to marry Mary Pitjen, 30 yearn OiU. WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 7.-The government today, through the state de partment, replied to General Reyes' de mands in behalf of Colombia. It was to the effect that the United States absolute ly ieclfoed to reopen the question of Pan ama's independence. The full text of the reply will probably be made public next week. JAPS SILENT TOKIO. Jan. 7.—The government today is silent. It is considering Kusaia's reply. UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SUSPENDED SEATTLE, Jan. 7.—Directly resulting from the holiday tour of the irlee and iimiidolm clubs of the University of Wash ington eleven students of the University of v\ aHhington have been suspended from ' college. President Kane refusel last eve ning to divulge the name of the MiudenU who have been punished. The punishments in the eases of differ ent individuals vary. The leader* in the 1 misconduct of which the faculty has de clared the students guilty are impended for the rest of the college year. Itium who are less deeply involved or who sim ply carelessy allowed themselves to be led on or drawn into the wrongdoing, are sus pended for the remainder of the present semester. All are permanently prohibited from taking part in either of the musical clubs. George Sohns, Frank L. Wilt, W. C. Kennedy and G. W. Mjllett, memuers oi the musical clubs, were arrested during the tour, at Spokane, for the theft of billiard balls from a saloon in Ellenaburg. It is believed that those four are among those suspended. The following statement has been made by President Kane of the university: "Since the return of the University (Jlee and Mandolin clubs from their tour of Eastern Washington and Idaho the faculty has been investigating the charges of mis- GOLD WATER ON THE FIRE TRUST NEWARK, N. J., Jan. 7—Vice-Chan cellar Emery today appointed .1. K. Clark and C. Kimball receivers for the Interna tional Fire Engine company of New Jer sey, a corporation with ♦9,000,000 capital. The company is known as the fire engine trust and was organized five years ago. FLINT GETS IT WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 7.-The pre«d«Bt today cent to the mnale Out MERGER CASE IN SUPREME COURT WASHINGTON, D. C, . Jan.' 7."r-r|io (MM of the ; State i ill « Minnesota against the Northern - Securities • company f for (al-, legcd violation of the state laws, mid ask ing for an injunction,. was opened in' the supreme court .today. :. -, ■■ ■ in this case the government has no ill rect ' interest.' It was ; the original inten- , tion to hear this cane prior to hearing tlie United States case, which m recently ar gued, but on the request of State Attor ney General \ Douglas . the Minnesota case was postponed until after the government case, thus enabling Minnesota to take ml vantage of the masterful argument mads by United States Attorney, Ueneral Knox. Minnesota wag today represented by At torney General Douglas,'.Attumey jMiuin of St. Paul and Attorney Wilson of Min neapolis.".';.: :■,■'• ;■■:■"..■,; ■.■:.".......'; '."'■■] The Securities company was: represent ed by Attorneys Bunn, (lough, Jackson, Young and Glover. ' Minnesota demands an injunction -to prevent the Securities company .10111 vot ing at any meeting of the stockholders of the Great Northern or Northern PaoitiO roads, participating in the management 01 the two roads, or permitting any of its officers to exercise control over the same, and to prevent them from holding stock in either company. . One of the state's strongest; arguments is that the company still owns three mill ion acres of public lands traversed by the 110 HUM RAISE The Seattle Electric company has poatM a new wag*-* schedule in iU barns, the out- Bowth of an agreement bade by Presi dent Furth several months ago. Several conductors and motormen will raoeiva an increase in \xxy us a result. The increawe is made in the ihape of a reduction in the length of time which men have been re quired to serve for the same daily pay an before. Tacoina street OH employes would like to see a raise in Wages here, but there \t> no movement on foot at present to gel it. Manager Dinimick ulnted last night that, while the street ear companies in Ta conia and Seattle were virtually one, a different set of itooki were iHtted in each ease. The local management is not the same. "If the Seattle company raises the wages of its men," he said, "it does not concern us. Living is cheaper here and a Comparative scale of wages between the two cities is out of the question, Several of the carmen, when asked whe ther any action would be taken in lacoroa to secure a new schedule of wages, replied that there would be none. SCHWAB ON THE STAND NEW YORK, Jan. 7.—Charles :M. Schwab was on the stand today in the shipbuilding MM. The attorneys were particularly severe in the examination 1 re garding the Bethlehem ] Steel 1 company's share in the shipyard trust.*7S*'-' The room was crowded with brokers and financiers. ■'•' Schwab was represented by Attorney (Juthrie. ; ':; ■: s.;: . ■ The testimony showed that at the time of the formation of the steel trust there was a good demand for the product. : ;. Schwab Maid he believed the properties in'which he was interested suffered from no i inflation of values. ■:. Schwab said he did' not regard the steel securities as having been inflated at any time, nor now. He said he had sold some stock, but believed he wag the largest single holder at the present time. * * He thought, the crest of the steel pros- conduct brought iiiMiuM the clubs liv per tona in Ellensburg. "Tlu> boys were allowed to tell their own story, and their itatamentll POJT» spond with information already in the poi»- Maaion of the faculty, The evidence nhowed that the minority hud been guilty of tßiademeanora which reflected wrioiißly on the univeniity and on tbetneelrei. INVESTIGATING RAILROAD WRECK TOI'KKA, Kan., Jan. 7. —The coroner n jury of Waubuw'e county convened this morning and began an investigation into the iverck on the Hock Island yesterday. The jury met in the offioa the undertak er's, before the bodies of ten victims. Twenty witnesses are present. The list iiicliidis the engineer of the ill-fated train, on whom the blame for the accident is (■list by his superiors. nomination of Motley 11. Mint to be po»t maiter at Jx>i> Angele*. IRRIGATION CONVENTION The Tacoina Chamber of Commerce will wnd two delegates to Seattle, where a general convention lof representative* oi commercial bodim is to i be held on Sat urday, February 13, to look into the mat ter of irrigation in this state. Although Tacoina: ha* not r<*«eived a formal an nouncement of the conference of repre- Bentativcs, it is expected tomorrow. > = Charles lied ford of this city wan one of the. Tacoma representative!! to a conven tion when Spokane wan urging the move ment. I/<T>ErE/i7>E/fT /JV yiLL THINGS ■■■■■■■ -■ ■*'•'■ '"•;•":*' ONE CENT two railways and that under tho merger the in,ids would conhc building wpum into theee landi thu* prarentlng an inoreaae in valuation and a. low of taim. DIETRICH ON TRIAL ,;'. OMAHA, Neb., Jan, 7.—At noon today a jury ; was secured to 1 try UniUxl State* Senator Dietrich on a charge of accepting : a $1,300 bribe from Postmaster Fisher of Hastings' Neb.. », District Attorney : Summers ; made f the ■■ opening Argument jto the > jury." f He i de- ) clared that he .would show that 1 Wtrich" gave; Fisher ia ■ place s because« the i latter | agreed; to nay him $200 per year, for \ four| years, so that Dietrich would get: a rental ■ to ■ which vhe ■ believed" himself "! entitled i from S his f building, '; and' also * to ' get » re-' muneration ■ for purchasing • the I postoffica fixtures for $500. pcrity i had ■', been '■ passed. , When ';, pinned; down •he declined to state i how much "; of I his < stock f had • been t sold. •;"■ MARINE GLIMPSES The steamer Whatcoin will bo over from' Quartermaster, harbor this afternoon ami" the ~ repairs' upon her will' be • completed here. 1-' ,--'■• ;':! ■ ,"•:•;;i'f»' The itNmahip Oanfa Bhifted.to the Pu get Sound Grain company's dock today.,' Linen/, Brothers' ■'- new ; steamer ■ • Tyrun was brought ■ out 'of i the river , thin morn ing and docked at the City.wharf, It w'll ■ be April or May before the craft is ready, for jbusiness. • e 'i , ,>, , : • -"»>'■-, 1 The ' collier. Edith; from: San Francisco,' arrived in last night.and will begin loud inn at the electric bunkers today. '■ The revenue cutter. Grant coaled at the gravity, hunkers ; this morning, The AlukUh Stiimmhip company's steam er Karullon took on freight thiH morning for Northern ports, The Farollon has been laid up undergoing rtpain for several weeks. The pchooner Truntiit arrived in laat night from Sim Francißco nnd will load lumber at th« St. I'aul mill. The ISritinh hark Ancenis in dv« in to day from San Kmmim'o and will take n cargo of lumber from tho St. Paul mill to Adelaide, AtinlraHa. BABY RUTH IS DEAD PRINCETON, N. J., Jan. 7.—Ruth Cflevelaml, the eldest dftugjltte*] of axr President Qrover Cleveland, died kor« thin morning of diphtheria, at the age of IS yean. .She was born in New York during one of the terms of I'rexiduui Cleveland. She bad been known from ho birth all over the country as "Haby Ruth." During a caui]iaign of Urovcr Cleveland In i paine waa a cHmiiaigii cry for her f» --i Ihi'n jioliticnl party. Kuth wa» ill but a, few days. The ill- B.sM began with toiiHiliti*, but developed Unto diphtheria jresterdar. IDor dwth I his morning wag very middon. Mihm Fines school, where the Cleveland (jirlH were piijiilh, will be closed for a week mil of respect for Rlltb'a death. I>r. VVick -00, who attended Kulh, Hay« none of the other children are endangered. The Immediate cause of death wa« heart failure brought on by diphtheria. MRS. TRUCKWELL DEAD Mrs. W. J. B. Ti inkwell, aged 67 years, died in Seattle January 0, m the home of her daughter,' Mrs. David .Walsh. ■.;' Mr*. 'i'ruck weil [ had j been an invalid for yearn. About two years ago she Buffered, a stroke of paralymii. since which time »he baa re sided with her daughter in Seattle. : Deceased was the '■ widow, of ■■■ \\. J. rH. Truckwell of Tacoma. l who' died in \ 1892. The family came to Tacoma 30 years ago ami were known in the northern part of the city. -:.'■/' ■■•■■ ■■■."■ 1 ■■■;•■■■',',<• • A' BmiOM a married daughter, Mr*. Truck well is survived by' four eon*,'; J}. P., Thomai, Jofieph and John; Wren, all-of this city, JoMpfa i 8 very ill; at one of the. city hoepitula and in not expected to live, lie ha« been an inmate of.the hos pital 14 months. • i*» ■■■>:■':■•*■;- :-•<■ «■; \ The bod'- of Mrs,' Truckwell ,", will b« brought here from Seattle tomoroW morn ing and will be held at Hosk&'s undertak ing parlors,, on > St. ' lleleng avenue. ■ Fu neral • services; will be * held ■at• » : o'clock Saturday morning at St. Patrick's church, in Old; Town. ' - • ' TUNNEL ACCIDENT SEATTLE, Jan. 7. Chart* Klapp wa« killed thii morning at the south - portal of the Great Northern tunnel. ; He wa« employed :in the , cement; work* • and ; fell into the pit, from which cement was being tarried by an endleiw chain conveyor. •; No one saw him fall,* although several, work men heard the dull thud when ho struck the bottom. : - ■.; .;•■•• ,f;' LATE TELEGRAPH WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 7.-Mini» --ter Powell cables to tho Htate department I from • San : Domingo that a provision gov ernment baa been" established. ■ There v a blockade of all ports save San xJominito City.-'. -.■, -■■:.- ->.. * -.•-■--■ "--■■ " ,;-: ,;C Ship* sailing from the Went Indie* are given 20 day« ■in « which ■to \ clear, while °: those from - the United States ; ana Euro- ' pean ports may take 45 day*.