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THE VERY person YOU seek* UNDOUBTKIHL:
" ■■. "-- " -,- :-'.*;■? READS .THIS PAPER. 1"'--?;.^
A WANT AD WILL FIND HIM
VOL. 6. NO. 288
SENSATIONAL CHARGES MADE AGAINST COUNTY ENGINEERS
UNIONS LOCK HORNS OVhTJ
BOYCOTT AGAINST PAPERS
Organized labor in Tacoma <s at the present time engaged n
one of the most interesting and what promises to develop into thj
most bitter conflict in the history of the city. The fight is Interest
ing, considered as a union labor problem, because circumstances
have put three local unions affiliated with the American Federa
tio nof Labor In the position of endorsing non-union men in other
branches of work.
The straggle promises to become bitter, because both sldas
have thrown down the gauntlet In such a manner that nothing
lesg than a complete surrender on the part of one side or the other
could bring about a settlement.
The controversy revolves about two local dally papers put on
the unfair list by the Central Labor Council of Tacoma because the
owner of the papers Is erecting a building for them with non-union
men. All of the building trade unions, together with all other Ta
coma unions, except the printers, the pressmen and the stereotyp
es, are lined up solidly for the boycott. The last three named
unions are standing for the "unfair" papers and, by an official
statement Issued today by their affiliated organization, known as
the Allied Printing Trades Council, they have, in effect, placed tb<-'r
approval upon the employment of non-union men so long as . /
are not engaged in the three particular trades.
The building trades unions only asked, they assert, that these
three unions, which are not at war with the publisher, should keep
their hands off. However, the statement issued today, which Is
printed In another column of this paper, has opened up the expect
ed clash.
"We have taken a position," said a Central Labor delegate to
day, "from which we cannot recede. We have declared these
papers unfair to organized labor because their owner has deliberate
ly ignored the unions and is erecting his building with non-union
laborers entirely. We have taken the stand and if union labor U
Tacoma eyer expects to show Its strength It must be shown now.
"We didn't ask the three unions which are not at war wltn
these two papers to aid us by a sympathetic strike. All we asko-d
was for them to remain passive. For them to defend the unfair
publisher, however. Is equivalent to a defense of non-union car
penters, non-union plumbers and non-union construction men
throughout."
Tacoma Man
Killed in Car
Wreck at Fair
Meets Death When Street Car at Ent
rance to Exposition Jumps Track
and Crashes Into a Building—More
Than Forty Are Injured
r _ .
SEATTLE, Sept. 25.—Frank Hull of Tacoma was killed and
more than forty persons Injured, two of them probably fatally, and
several seriously, at 11 o'clock today, when a WalMngford avenue
street car, loaded with passengers, became unmanageable through
the failure of the air brakes to work, at the entrance to the expo
sition grounds, and, jumping from the track, crashed into a resta.
rant at the corner of the street, wrecking both the building and the
Hull, of Taooma, a passenger on the wrecked car, was so bad
ly Injured that he died an hour after <he accident.
Passengers Pinned Under Car ■— ~
The car apparently was beyond g p j o n y> j o llet. 111., badly
control as it came down Four- cut on h eaQ and hands,
teenth avenue and when It reached pc Rainey, Harrington,
the switch it turned completely wash., head hurt,
over, pinning the occupants in- Milton Barnes, Ballard, Waeh.,
side. For 20 feet the car slid, 12 years of age, shock; condition
barely missing a telegraph pole Be rious.
and finally ending Its mad dash by jjrs. T. M. Hornada, Seattle,
bitting a restaurant on the cor- badly cut.
ner of the- block and probably William Mayer, Uniontown,
fatally injured the cook, P. F. Wash., cut and bruised.
Winslow. The injured were taken Mrs Ne , He Falrbanl<s , aged
in express wagons automobiles f Ar i lng ton, Wash., arm
and ambulances to the Emergency h " k
hospital inside the exposition Emergency hoßpUal on
grounds. tno g roundß ; where the injured
Car Ripped to Pieces. were treated tne guar ds experi-
As the front wheels of the car ence d much difficulty in keeping
hit the curb, the rear swung tne crowds back. The capacity of
around against a telephone pol« the place was more than taxed,
on the corner. The top and sides Du t doctors and nurses worked
of the car, from the center to the heroically to succor the injured
back platform, were ripped off like eprS ons committed to their care,
so much pasteboard clear to the Every cot was occupied, and the
top of the seats. The motorman, reßt n ad to wait their turns as
E. W. Melendy escaped practical- Deßt tne y could,
ly unhurt. A. W. Lundborg con- Bendlng the less serious cases
ductor, was not badly injured. tf) homea and to hotelß _ the con .
The roof and sides of the car t , t tne noßpita i waß BOon
•were hurtled into the air and some Relieved
of the seats were torn from their Hundreds of B lghtseers on the
fastenings. exposition grounds before and
Seriously Injured. after the .accident knew nothing of
Following is a lfst of the most it. Wagner's band played gaily In
seriously injured: Nome circle, as the ambulance
Mrs. T. L. Walker, Dlghton, brought the inured and dying, and
Kas badly cut and bruised. crowds wandered up and down the
Annie Harrington, 10 years old; Pay Streak in Ignorance of the
Maple Valley, Wash., collarbone calamity,
broken Tne only Frank Hull given in
p J. Cardwell, Harrington, the Tacoma directory is Frank It.
Wash, badly cut about face and Hull, a laborer living at 1755
arrag '' ' South E street.
DECLARES TAN WASN'T
TRUE TO PLEDGES
SENATOR IiAFOIiLETTE PUTS
PRESIDENT ON THE GRILL
REFUSES TO BE READ OUT
OF REPUBLICAN PARTY,
" MADISON, Wls., Sept. 24.—
Senator La Follette In an editorial
today in La Follette Weekly, re
fuses to be read out of the repub
lican party by President Tuft. Re
plying to President Taft's Wlnona
speech, the senator says:
"The statement of the presi
dent Is featured In the press as an
attempt to read out of the party
all republicans who voted against
the tariff bill. No individual has
$50,000,000 LOSS IN
SOUTHERN STORM
'"I 11 Sugar, Cotton , and
■ ■ Crops in South
fl by the Big ';•
lal Wave
ifoRUBAWrB,*! La., Sept."! 24
I 200: already known to be
I ; Lioutsiana ■ alone, and S a
I if other villages and tarn-1
the power to read a representa
tive out of his party. This power
rests solely with the voters."
Referring to President Taft's
statement, that when he. signed
the tariff, that it was " a sincere
effort to comply with the promises
of the platform," Senator La Fol
lette says:
"The president comes with a
declaration to support Tawney,
who was notoriously opposed to
downward revision; comes to" the
support of Tawney and those like
him, who made downward revi
sion In acocrdance with the prom
ises of the republican party im
posslble."
lets yet to be heard from, It wems
certain today that the Hat of cas
ualties resulting from Monday's
tidal wave will exceed the first es
timate of 300.
Telephone and telegraph com
munication is gradually being
restored.
Conservative eat! ma ten place tSo
property lorn at $60,000,000.
The sugar, rice and cotton oropi
are almost totally destroy**.
The Tacoma Times.
DRAMATIC
SCENE IN
COURT
Father of Chas. Newcomb,
On Trial for Murder,
Weeps Like Child '
When Ignored jj|l
; % by Son .?Jf
A pathetic scene was witness?*!
by the large crowd which gathered
in Judge Chapman's court today
to hear the proceedings In the case
of Charles P. Newcomb, on trial
for the murder of Martin Kval
shaug. When Newcomb was
brought Into the court room this
morning, his father broke down
and wept violently. • The son,
however, took no heed of his fath
er and sitting down, he looked In
tently at the audience over his
aged parent's head.
He was less agitated than yes
terday and seemed to take more
Interest In the people than the
proceedings. Whn he saw his
father several days ago for the
first time In years Newcomb re
fused to recognize him and would
hardly speak to him. .
The father had come from his
home In Massachusetts to help his
boy as much as possible and the
attitude of his son was a great
shock to him.
■ All during this morning's ses
sion of court he sat with his fas?
burled Jin his hands white his
son assumed an attitude of Indif
ference.
Crowd Disappointed.
Another large crowd was dis
appointed today when Judge Chap
man called another recess and a 1-
Journed court until tomorrow
morning. The court room was
not large enough for the crowl
that came to the court house to
hear the trial and many were com
pelled to stand In the hallway.
No Jurymen have as yet been
secured. Only ten venlremen have
been called to the box and these
have not yet been examined. Jud;;"
Chapman called the recess because'
the sheriff cannot make full re
turns on the new panel until to
morrow morning. All witnesses
were excused from attendance un
til next Tuesday. Tomorrow
morning It Is hoped that a report
can be made on the full 9 9 venire
men summoned yesterday.
401ERISH
AT_SEA
Ship Is Wrecked During
Hurricane and Pessen
gers Are Drowned
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept.
24.—Forty perished when the
steamer Utstein was - wrecked In
the Yucatan channel Monday dur
ing the r hurricane which swept
this coast, according to members
of a rescue party who returned to
day from Port Eads, after finding
[tarts of the wreck. * '-■•'■■ -
The I'lstHn was bound to Porte
forte* from New Orleans with a
number of passengers.
WORK STARTED
ON THREE BIG
BUILDINGS
Work started : this . morning .on
three Important; building I projects
in Tacoma, the . National Realty
building, the j mausoleum |in Oak
wood cemetery to cost $100,000,
and the new Hawkeye mill on the
tldeflau:*-^-?*^'***--V-7 :■ ''-•' ".
.A large force was put: to work
preparing for the fundation of the
realty J building. -*, The: ground jj is
being cleared by Cornell . Brothers
for the mausoleum and M. C. Bar
ker has a gang of men at work on
the Hawkeye mill.>>.'•: , v, -i ,;;,;
■;Contractors • report ••: plenty of
work In sight and indications are
for a good winter season of work
in this city.->\ ;V-~ ■',: ; :%; - -.";,; -%■ '•
LOSES SUIT *
FOR DAMAGES
; Judge \ Hanford, In * the federal
court, 8! saved \ the lT."c R. &I P. Co.
from I possible " damages yesterday,*
In tie suit of Anna McElroy for! 1
$30,000 ; for the death of her bus- J
band |In t the I Larch mont BJ' wreck. ■
The court held that the ', testimony '
showed \ McElroy, who was one [of *
the mo tor men, was guilty of I con- ■
tributory negligence and Ihe in- ■!
the Jury to bring Id a \
verdfit for the railway.WpittiipS! \
: ', Today the ; case of Robert. Hoff- '
man against' the company for $2,- i
500 la on trial. v'r'.'Xf'"':*;;'-'-'; c
>■' A bunch', of cases against the T. '
R. A P. company, set for I trial <
October 6, hare been continued
funtil October 12.. . ..^j.--" (
TAPOMA, WASH., FRIDAY BVE.\l\<;. Si:i-l i:Mi;i.lt 24, 1900
Giant Comet Is Now
Hurling This Way
Here's Halley's comet, biggest and rarest of comets, now head
ed this way. It can be seen now for the first time in 76 years.
These pictures were taken in 183 G-6, at its last appearance. At the
left the comet has been visible one month, at the right three
months.
Halley's comet, the "evil eye of
the sky," has Just been sighted by
astronomers at the Harvard ob
servatory, and Is bearing down on
the earth at a rate of several
thousand miles a second. Its tail
Is millions of miles long and tin
comet itself Is bigger than the
sun.
Once In every 76 years this
hobo of the heavens wanders into
the earth's orbit, leaving a meteor
shower In Its wake.
It gets its name from the Sng
llshman who discovered It In
1682. Its appearance always has
been associated with some big
event In world history, and now it
makes good Its reputation be
coming just after the north pole
Is discovered.
The comet will be visible with
good telescopes from all over Unit
ed States for several months.
Astronomers' present theories
about comets make old beliefs
seem funny. People ÜBed to
shudder when they dreamed of
the earth hitting a flying comet.
Halley's comet ought to be
more dangerous than the others,
because It is so big, and gm
clear out of our whole system of
planets.
But the comet is as harmless «c
an incandescent electric light. 1
Comets are composed of gab, B
kind of gas that shines where
there is no air, just like the elec
tric light's shining thread does.
The Harvard astronomers not
only will look AT the comet with
their telescopes), but CLEAR
THROUGHT It. They will even
jsee stars on the other sides of the
comet.
HALLEY'S COMET IS SC
HARMLESS THAT IF A PERSON
COULD GO WHERE IT IS WHIZ
ZING AROUND, HE COULD
GOVERNOR CLARK
TACOMA'S GUEST
ALASKA EXECUTIVE ENTER
TAINED AT DINNER AT TA
COMA HOTEL.
Governor Walter Clark of Alas
ka is Tacoma's guest today.
He was met on his arrival tit
noon by William Jones, an Did
friend, and escorted to the Ta
coma hotel, where he was tendered
a dinner at which about 60 of the
leading business men of the city
were present.
George H. Stone was the lead
ing orator for the chamber of
commerce hr welcoming the gover
nor. Governor Clark -respondef
In a fitting* speech In which he ex
pressed appreciation for the'eou'
tesles extended to hU^ and took'
Can a Couple Live on
$18 a Week in Tacoma?
■ The contest is closed. .V.V.Vj^ji'
■. And the Times • contest ■ editor
has called for j help • and has • com
menced the task of picking ' the
winners' from the scores of letters
submitted "on ■ the ' subject: "How
Can a Couple Live in : Tacoma on
|18 Per Week?"
' The J list of f price ; winners wl'l
be printed. tomorrow and : immedi
ately; after the paper is J out the
lucky ",'■ women r may securei^thelr
tickets for '.'Paid In Full"-by call-
Ing at the Times f office..'•V^ >ii:; '
p Unfortunately' a I number > of ex
cellent * letters 3 cannot > be !'consid
ered In the awarding of prizes i be
cause the writers In some cases ne
?lected >to put |in < their addresses
and In other 1 caces I failed '; to. give
their f : full I? names. f There | have
been comparatively few misunder
standings, however, and j the j con
test editor hopes to be able ■to : se
lect |the; six really . best ■ and moat
Interesting; letter*. ■•t^!-svp;Kf;
"Paid ;In ! Full" will be present
ed; at the Tacoma theater. Sunday
eight '■ and '; the winners ■ should ; bo
lure Ito get their tickets tat the
rimes office Saturday afternoon,
is I the Times office U I closed fSa
3unday>rfS^ri^a«S^Bt6)KH|
JR Out of i the | big j stack i[of, letters
which came to the contest editor
today i only,; a few can?, be 1 printed,
rhey follow: W^^^p^i-SWg
fej-rt* A^"— TT-- ■ ' ■/• M
Contest Editor: ~J How cart . a
jouple ' live on i $18 ; a week. Why",
my husband *Is - getting only f 1 2,
and we have what we want to eat.
We have two or three kinds of i
vegetables, fresh meat Vwhen we
BTEER THROUGH IT WITH
OUT DANGER—EXCEPT, PER
HAFS, OF ASPHYXIATION.
It sputters and throws off little
romets, just like the X-ray tube
sputters when It's full of X-rays.
In fact, the comet is a kind of
giant X-ray, with the vacuum
■' ■■mill the planets like Jhe vacu
um in the glass tube.
.Many linn-* Hum comet has «i>-
IM-ared Just before sonic import
iiiit event in the history of the
world.
From what all the ancient star
.na/.ers have written scientists be
lieve that Halley's comet was the
bright light that shone as the star
<>f Bethlehem.
In 18:>5 the comet last appear
ed. People were frightened when
they rrw the great light in the
sky, and when the civil war fol
lowed, many associated the comet
and the war.
Halley, who gave the comet Its
name, prophesied that It would
appear in 1758. People said ho
was cra/.y, but he left In his will
a request that if it appeared when
he said, he wanted the scoffers to
remember he was right.
True to his word, the comet
came within sight on Christmas
eve, 1758.
There will be great sights in
the sky this winter, for the me
teors that follow the comet are
more numerous than those of any
other sky hobo. The meteors are
repelled by the sun; consequent
ly the tail of the comet always
curves away from the sun. Hal
ley"s comet will cross the earth
ahead of our orbit, going toward
the sun. So when the earth catch
?s up with the comet's trail, there
will be more meteors in our sky
than there are clams on the sea
ishore.
occasion to prophecy a closer busi
ness relationship between this city
and Alaska in the future.
This afternoon Mr. Clark Is be
ing shown the city from an auto
mobile.
'rossevelt will write
texas history
FORT WORTH, Tex., Sept. 24.
—When former President Roose
velt returns from the African
veldts and Jungles he will repair
to a quiet spot in Texas and co
laborate with Marshall Houston,
,grandson of General Sam Houston,
in the compilation of a history of
''the Lone Star state. This an
nouncement was made by Cecil
Lyons, republican national * com
mlteeman, who Is in Fort Worth
Vant it and canned roast beef
.when we care for it. We take
the Times and save a little to pay
|Oti our home. I do my baking
*nd washing, so I think we do
well.
MRS. R. L. S.
Regents Park.
Contest Editor: We would
think we were fortunate were we
getting $1S per week, but as we
are getting only $12 per week.
I must say we are just as' happy.
We pay $4 every week on our
home, and always have enough
left for food and clothes.
As we are lovers of vegetables,
t raise as many' as I can in my
garden. We never go hungry or
in want of clothing. There are
four In our family, two little ones,
husband and myself.
I, of course, economize In every
way possible, and try to put away
from $1 to $3 every week, for
winter is on the way.
Yea, a couple can live very
nicely on $18 per week, and save
some money besides.
jb. a. s.
Station B, Box 48.
Tobacco O, Liquor 0.
Contest Editor: Ten, a conple
can live on $18 a week and save
a snug little sum each year from
that amount. We have eight
rooms, say $18 a month. We let
the fipstsJra for $10.60 a month,
leaving $7.60, xrhleh we pay for
four large sunny rooms, bath, hot
.(Continued on Page Five.)
COMMISSIONERS HEAR
EVIDENCE BEHIND
CLOSED DOORS
Alleged Irregularities On Part of County Employes
Pertaining to Money Matters Are Investigated by
Board — May Be Put Up j to Prosecutor for
Action.
■____■_■___
Alleged gross irregularities, some of them having the appear*
ance of petty graft, have been uncovered In the county engineer*
office and the county commltMioners at a prolonged secret, meeting
held yesterday afternoon and cunt liiuc dloduy are making a thor
ough investigation with a view, It In said, of presenting tin- evi
dence to the prosecuting attorney's office. "
TWO WITNEBHKN APPEAR.
Marshall K. Sncll and Steve .luils.ni, jr., it In known, appeared
before the board yesterday with complaint* agnlnst County __•
gtneer Noell and his chelf deputy, Donald 11. Kobpn. - Deputy County
Attorney Lyle was called in and the board went Into executive ses
sion to hear what the witnesses hud to say. No member of the
board would divulge anything pertaining to the evidence but that
they considered (lie affair serious was evident. ... .
Money Not Turned In.
It Is learned that one witness
produced proof that he had turned
in certain amounts of money i>'
the engineer's office during July
but that In his report for that
month turned In to the county
treasurer Captain Noell did not In
clude the money and made no
mention of It in his July report.
Another witness testified con
cerning what he termed thy
"queer" method employed by
Chief Deputy Roben In presenting
him with a bill for $45.
Other evidence tending to show
that during one month when De >-
uty Roben was engaged in private
work much of the time he turned
in and his "time" for the full 2fi
working days of the month to the
county and drew pay at the rate
of $0 each day.
Other similar Irregularities
were laid before the commission
ers and unless there Is an official
desire to "whitewash" the cases
it is declared that sufficient evi
dence has been obtained to war
rant legal action being taken.
Complaints From Land Owner*.
For several months complaints
have been heard from real estate
owners desiring to plat their prop
erty over the methods of the
county engineer's office. Often
It Is declared when the properly
owner has employed outside en
gineers to do his work the county
engineer or his deputies have re
fused to accept the survey un'il
the property owner had paid
an additional fee to a deputy to
go out and check up the work of
the other engineer.
Case of Apparent Forgery.
Another startling case present
ed before the commissioners to
day Indicated that some one in thn
engineer's office had forged tlv
name of a certain outside engineer
to a survey after he had refused
to sign it. In this case It appears
that the engineer after making th.*
survey told the county engineer's
office that the lines did not meet
and that he would not sign It
Some one In the engineer's office,
however, It seems was particularly
Interested In getting the plat put
through and he Is accused of forc
ing the name of the engineer 10
the document.
Joe Mm in l! on Payroll.
joe Mitchell, who was republi
can county chairman during the
last campaign and who had to 'J-2
"taken care of" after the election,
was given a berth in the coun'y
engineer's office, although it s
said that Captain Noell had noth
ing to do with making the ap
pointment. Mitchell, It is said,
has devoted considerable of bis
time to private and political work
but he has nevertheless drawn full
pay from the county.
The deputies in the engineer's
office are not paid regular sal
aries but are paid for the days
they work. If a deputy therefore
spends trflff of his time on private
work and then turns In a full day
for the county to pay there is no
way to stop the graft unless some
one In the office Is at "outs" with
the boys and would object.
CHURCH TO TAKE A
HAND IN CITY ELECTION
EVERETT, Sept. 23. —Ministers
of the city have organized and de
cided to take a hand in municipal
politics. Representatives from 22
church organizations met last
evening In the United Norwegian
Lutheran church and appointed a
committee of one from each soci
ety to act as an executive board
to Interview candidates for city
offices and get statements pend
ing open Indorsement by .the
church of one "moral' candidate
for each city office.
COMPLETING PLANS
FOR SUBSTATION
Plans are about completed by
Engineer Kelsey for the substa
tion of the power plant, which
will be located at the corner of
Adams and C street In the south
end of the city.
The building will be 170 feet
long and will be a fine addition
to the city. It will be stems
foundation, brick exterior and tilo
roof.
HENEY6ETS
DEMOCRATIC
NOMINATION
(Bjr United Presc Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—
Judge Murasky today sustained
the demurrer of Francis J, Heney
to the Bait brought by Charles M.
Fickert for a recount of the demo
cratic votes at last December prim
ary, when Heney was declared the
democratic nominee for district
attorney.
This decision gives Heney the
democratic nomination.
[SrV^ONECENTI
I 300 P«r Month DeH vorod'rJl
Taft Looks
Into Gun
Barrel
Sheriff Draws Revolver
and Points It In the
Direction of Presi
dent to Stop
a Fight
PRICE, Utah, Sept. 2t.—Presi
dent Taft witnessed an exciting
fight, In which a gun was display
ed, after the opening of the Gun
nison tunnel late yesterday, and
Home of the "tenderfoot*" of the
party got a taste of the imagina -y
wild west.
Sheriff Dugtielle of Montrose,
who was with the Taft party, got
into an argument with H. L.
Daniels, superintendent of the
weßtorn sectLon of the tunnel.
Ag the row waxed warm, the
sheriff struck Daniels, whose
friends thereupon started to at
tack Duguelle. Ths Montrose
sheriff drew a big revolver and
pointed it at the crowd and in
the direction of the president.
The presence of the revolver and
the words of the peacemakers
served to prevent further hostili
ties.
nuursn-Ha again.
PROVO. Utah, Sept. 24.—There
is much feeling here between the
Mormons and the Kent I lea, be
cause Senator Smoot Is acting M
the host of President Taft during
his visit to the state.
NOW IN UTAH.
HELPER, tltah. Sept. 24.—
President Taft with his party in
the private car Mayflower, pasi-rei
through here at 8:50 o'clock this
morning and Senator Smoot joined
the party at this place.
TO iwsfwOßK
ON GRAVITY
SYSTEM
Engineer Kelsey will get busy
at once on the Qreen river gravity
system project.
"I will have measurements tak
en tomorrow and will go to work
on the plans right away," said the
engineer today.
City Engineer Raleigh yester
day sent word to Mr. Kelsey that
the complete working plans were
In his office and he could have
access to them at any time. Mr.
Kelsey said he did not know how
long It would take him to do the
work requested by the council.
PROTESf fIGAI«ST
NEWJATES
Residents of Milton are strenu
ously opposed to any Increase In
their rate schedule on the Inter
urban railway, as proposed by the
Puget Sound Electric company In
its new ruling of a two-cent flat
rate for all towns between Seattle
and Tacoma. A protest meeting
will be held in Kenney's hall, Mil
ton, on Tuesday night, and if ne
cessady, the protest will be carried
to the railroad commission. Thn
people of Milton are trying to en
list the residents of Kent and Au
burn to join In the fight to main
tain the old schedule. .
Prophet Gets His Dates Mixed;
End of World Fails to Come
DUXBURY, Mass., Sept. 24. —
There are throe hundred dazed,
dumb-founded and rain-soaked
fanatics in f this city, this afternoon
who are i trying 'to figure' out why
It faUed,t6'happenijSi^Sl^w9^S
They are fI followers jgitst^ the
"Prophet" Luders, who predicted
that an overwhelming flood was to
put an end to the world at 10
o'clock , this , morning. '". .
fl For I a time %■'{ It appeared as
though i the 5i prophecy s of i Luders
was going to be made good 1;; for
the rain came? down $in torrents
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80 CENTS A MONTH
TIE UP I
MINES AT
BUTTE
r l
Eight Thousand Miners
Go On Strike Because ,
Engineers Quit West-' /
em Federation ;' ,
HITTTK, Mont., s.|M. 24.— i
Three thousand miner* of the : I
day shift, employed in 45 of . ■.
the largest mine* of th«
Amalgamated Copper com
pany properties, refused to go
to work Mils morning > and '
. 5,000 men of the night shift ,
announced their intention to* I
day of not reporting for duty
tonight, Intiiiiw - the engi
neers employed at the. mines :
have.seceded from the West- 1
« i ii Federation of Miners and ' '
hnev formed an Independent)
union of their own.
May Involve All Camp*. S
The action of the engineers fob
lowed by that of the minor*
threatens to start a strife between
unions which may Involve every;
big mining camp west of j tht
Rockies. i
Threatens Shut-Out. .' )
General (Manager John Oil He*
of the Amalgamated has Issued,
an ultimatum to the men on 'a*
voluntary strike that they mint
return to work within five days nt
the company will shut down the
big smelters at Anaconda and,
Great Falls, and 15,000 men will;
be thrown out of work.
- Riotous Meeting. ".-.'■...
The action of the miners todaj)
followed a riotous meeting at En*
■Insert 1 hall last night. The en*
glneera were In session for several;
hours. After It was announced,
that they had voted to secede
from the Western Federation, a
body of minors descended * upon .
the hall, broke In the doors and'
smashed windows. Lights wort
extinguished and In the riot thai
followed scores of shots* were ox*
changed. ':'■} ■ ■ ■ •
ClTir TO PAY
PAVNGWORIi
AFTER ALL
After all the row over.'' the;
pavement laid by' the 5 Barber \
Asphalt company,: In North Bad
district No. 410, which the com
missioner and engineer refused ti}
approve because of the kick of
property owners. City Chemist
Helnrich announces that he baa
completed his analysis of the mv
terial put on the street and that
It is within the specifications.
He says the city is not getting
what It should in paving, however,
because the specifications j prepar- ■
ed by the . city . are so loose (that
the paving companies are alloweS
all sorts of latitude In their. work.
With this report from the chem
-Ist, the council will probably now
approve the Job and * order • the
bonds Issued." " „: r
JEWS 7 CELEBRATE
YOWIJTPPER
Jews In Tacoma 7 will begin th» '
celebration of Yom '■ Kipper, or the?
Day of Atonement, at 7 o'clock
this . evening, :at the Temple ■ Beth
Israel, South Tenth and ■ I streets, ■
and ; at,: Fraternal hall, 1123 £Ta-|
coma. avenue. This "Is the most \
sacred day In the Jewish calendar.
It lasts \ from sunset |to sunset. t
Rabbi J. Bloch will f deliver a ser
mon tonight on "Reconciliation.'•
Tomorrow he > will deliver two ser
mons, one 'on "God Speaks," and > ;
the other towards evening on "Eli->'
jah's Mantle." v_,f;;'.
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LOCAL BOWLERS
BEAT AUBURN
Tacoma I bowlers defeated Au
burn, on the Auburn alleys Wed- s
nesday T night, 2,461 t02,184. Rob
erta, Dlx, Fawcett, Lohre ; and Ben- ;
nett formed the Tacoma team.
Lohre was! high ! man with ; a score;
of 577 in three games. _
for over two hours. Aad tor f»o
hours the followers of Luder*
stood out In ? the rain /, with out
stretched arms waiting for/'anfon-lS
seen hand as predicted by ILuders,
|to ( & ton i them) above f th« cio ti i 41!
and to ' safety. When the ; Aig htyi;
[ hand % failed to materialize ft tHa |
fanatics were dazed.
"Prophet" besgcd'of hls
followers to be patient t»<the;erids
wodld^aatelyXe<m^l'l'«*<>ll**aSs6tT
and a number of ;the*,altifulfon<» '?.
have settled down and are waltinic?
forHho?aightHoSt«lL*' f''^;-'!>;v '
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