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Times Is Read By HT*v w w-1 TH i s~* >^v m m a m m »-* One Cent on the Street "-ittf* h Ihe 1 acoma Times. "taa* VOIi. VII. NO. 60 TAOOMA, WASH., WOfDNESDAT, FUBIMFAKY 16, 1010 80 CENTS A MONTH. *-','*7 •:-•■"■ ' :% ( :>.ib.':s;-V:':»:i»;:v;..,,;. 1 ■■•■'-• .■;-;-' .■.-W-r;-.*'-'--»r ».1*; .-"••'■ ■?.•"'•■". .•:-.-vJ-*: >,? '\V-r- vrfS'-«'::.' ' ■'" ■ ■.■.■'-*'.■••.'-■■ - r.-'-V:i, -'».'•-',".I ■ . >. .'■■ • ; . ■■ .-••"'■■■' i-f"r-?--> •■■-»- ..■.■■'■-' ■ • ■■.*:■'! «V;iS»AKV" y\'v,:-\' .■ ,-. ..«-,><;ii*TSf«LTSASS^^^S Socialists Slashed Down By Kaiser's Soldiers 1.0. ISSUE TO BE SETTLED TONIGHT The city couacll will tonight settle the question as to whether or not the voters will get a chance to express themselves on municipal ownership of street rail ways at the coming election. The judiciary committee yester day decided to refer the ordinance back tonight for passage, and the councilmen will have to line up and vote one way or the other on it. Citizens will watch closely the votes of candidates for office on the matter. There are eight can didates for office in the council now. It remains to be seen whether they will vote to let the people say what they want or whether they refuse to let the people decide the question for themselves. FATHER OF 22 DIES (It, United Press leased Wire.) SALT LAKE, Utah, Feb. 16.— Absolom Wolff, a pioneer of Utah, died today at Hyde Park Utah, leaving 153 descendants. "Abble" Wolff, as be was called, has the distinction of marrying two wives on the same day under the rites of the Mormon church. Fifty years later, April 19, 1907, he celebrat ed a double golden wedding. He boasted that he never had a quarrel with, either wife during his life time. Wolff was an Indian scout of some fame in the early days of Utah. He 1b survived by a family of 22 sons and daughters, and a total of 153 descendants. SrINVEST! Jay Oould once said to a friend: "When you Invest don't look for the best, for you will never find it. Look for a good invest ment, then invest and do it quickly." Many excellent oppor tunities for investment are offered in the Real Estate columns of the Times today. Here you will find opportunities which are golden to you. REMARKABLE INCIDENTS IN LIFE OF DR. B. C. HYDE, CHARGED WITH POISONING TO DEATH HIS WIFE'S MILLIONAIRE UNCLE Long befores uspicion pointed to Dr. Bennett Clark Hyde, charged at Kansas City with the murder of Col. Thos. Swope, the millionaire, Hyde's friends, having in mind the Stevenson story of dual personality "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," were wont to Jest him on the vice versa coincidence of his name. Hyde was the incarnation of ovl'i in the Stevenson story, while Jekyll was the generous and noble doctor. "Dr. Hyde" therefore sug gested by antipodes "Mr. JeUyll" for the Kansas City Hyde was a doctor, and he was often ioklngly i asked to go to his other self, "Mr. Jekyll." He always laughingly entered into the spirit of wtiat was long a mere quip, but which Ik re cent years has been an increasing sinister coincidence, culminating in the direct charges which In volve a duality of personality. It was 15 years ago that Ben- > nt;tt Clark Hyde, then hardly mere than a stripling, was appointed po lice surgeon by Mayor Webster Davis. Dr. Hyed entered upon his new duties modestly and no fault was found with the manner In . which he performed them for six months. Then Mrs. A. B. Otter eon brought charges of malprac tlce against him. Her husband had fallen from a house and htu broken his arm. Otterson was taken to the Emergency hospital, where he was treated by Dr. Hyde. Whether the arm was Improperly •et or not, the fact is that it had to b« amputated a few days after- MOUNTED TROOPS CHARGE MOBS WITH SABERS—EARS AXD XOSKK CUT OFF AND VICTIMS OTHERiWIHE MUTILATED Si: It lor S RIOTING RESULTS PROM PASSAGE OP FRAN < MISK BILL—TROUBLE EXTENDS THROUGHOUT THE EMPIRE. (By United Press leased Wire.) (BERLIN, Feb. 16.—Social Ufa and their sympathizers who with ered in the streets of Neumunster today and refused to disperse at the orders of the • military i were charged by the troops and ('scores were 'taken to hospitals suffering from horrible wounds. -"ft/" ■ . . * The soldier*, sent to break up the socialistic, demonstration!*, charged with fixed bayonets into compact masses of men who were unable, owing to the crowded streets, to escape the weapons of (he troops. Slashed With Sabers. Driven at bay by their very numbers, the mob turned on tba soldiers and hand to band con flicts raged in the thoroughfares. Cavalry was used to break up the fighting hordes and only when they were ridden down, trampled beneath horses' hoofs or slashed with sabers, did the socialists break and run to shelter in door ways, courts and houses. ' ' Kara and Noses Cut Off. Those . taken to - the hospitals were suffering from terrible mu tilations. Many of the victims lost ears, noses or hands from sal>;r slashes. Heads were laid opei and deep stab wounds from bay onets were Inflicted. : Many of the injured are in a precarious condi tion and* several may die. The toll of blood paid by tie socialists today emphasized, tin protests of their delegates .when the i Prussian ; ., government's now franchise bill was adopted. Riots Widespread. ■ ..;..: Following the adoption of the measure, rioting by socialists oc curred in various parts of the empire. ■• Dispatches were received here from Cassel today I stating that no less than six riots took I plaie there when the .police attempted to disperse mass meetings of so cialists gathered to protest.against the franchise bill. ..■: ' ■ ; • Government Nervous. The disorders today are an ttf termatch of more than fifty riots throughout the country last Sun day. ' The government is -fearing that . the - socialists may discover their strength and that a serious revolt will threaten the preesnt chancellory. - ■-"•■'■ .'■■_'. - \»' ■ ■•;. j Orders have been given to tho commanders of the departments throughout ■ Germany . to .hold themselves in readiness for active service * and it 'is believed j that if the disorders increase troops may supplant ! the 5 police in \ the work of maintaining order. A.*..'.: ,f Emperor .Guarded. ' ; The emperor's palace has beo>n double guarded. and light artil lery is near "at hand in case of emergency. 1? Several batteries were parked'near the palace last Sun day when ■ the riots were! at their height. ■''. ■■''■ Later the ■ artllery 'was withdrawn but Is being held with in \ easy J reach of the kalserhof. ■■' DX. BENNETT CLAHK HYDH Who is under arrest at Kansas City charged with the murder of Col. Thoa. Swopo. MISS ELKINS ATTEMPTS SUICIDE (By United Press Leased Wire.) KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 16.— Miss Agnes Elklns, niece of Sen ator Elkins of West Virginia, shot herself above the heart to a room In a local hotel today. Physi cians who attended her anonunc ed that she had a chance to re cover. Miss Elklns has a $20,000 share in an estate of which the senator is the executor. His refusal to give his permission for her to mi ter upon a stage career, was ro ported here to have caused he" much chagrin. WHITE SLAVE IN IS GUILTY (By I mi.-il PresH eLaaed Wire.) SEATTLE, Feb. 16.—One hun dred and fifty dollars a week war the average profit Max Thurna. convicted in the superior court here today of Implication In th« white slave traffic, received fron his human chattel, Lottie Stein according to the evidence. It took a jury just ten minutes to arrive at a conviction. In a letter introduced by the state, Thurna said the Stein wom an was the most profitable one he had ever had, and that the clear profit over their living expenses amounted to |150 each week. The case against Thurna was complete and the evidence conclu sive. Every bit of eyidence he offered was rebuted by informa tion collected by Immigration In spector Fisher. (By United Press Leased Wire.) SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 16.— The Illinois supreme court today broke the will of Colonel Thomas Snell, the eccentric Galesburg millionaire, who left the greater part of his estate to young women of his acquaintance. mfMlPn> IM TTMI7 AI PY The "Slate," which emanated so mysteriously from the Taconm hotel convention of "specially invited guests," less than'one short week ago, now cracked and battered, lies behind the back fence on rlit- garbage heap. LABOR DISPUTE CLOSES DOWN MONTANA MINES AND SMELTERS HVSBAXDS GO UP IX PRICK, IS LATEST Of HKJH COST OP LIVIXG The high cost of living has boosted the price of husbands. Marriage brokers in Cleveland's ghotto announce these jcha'njr.es in the size of dowerles brlde3 must bring to their husbands: Tailors are now quoted at *!■■■' Mechanics, cutters, designers, etc., command $500. Business men are worth $l,oon. Professional men top the market at $2,000. There are several marrhige brokers among the Russian, Austrian, Hungarian and Polish Jews in Cleveland. They are known as schadchonim. The uchaddien not only looks to the union of heart and hand, but seeks; 10 per cent compensation as well, when he is laetrunieutsil in bringing together young people who have come to him in order to procure a husband or wife. Pet Monkey Creates Havoc at Longworths' Big Dinner (By United Press Leased Wire.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 18. —Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Long worth's pet monkey is in danger of being ostracised in social Washington today, following his disgraceful conduct at' the dinner Representative and Mrs. Long worth gave in honor of Mrs. Cor nelius Vanderbilt. , During the dinner last evening Mrs. Longworth recounted some of the Intelligent doings of the little ape, and the guests demand ed to see him. His cage was brought to the room, but by some mishap the door flew open and the simian, with one bound, landed on the center of the table, after a pre liminary canter down the dam ask, the monkey seized a fistful of edibles, and leaped to a chan wards, and Otterson died. Charges were filed by the widow, but ex pert testimony by ferfow practi tioners of Dr. Hyde exonerated him. A few months afterward oc curred an incident which was wholly discreditable to.Dr. Hydfe A young negress named Annie Clements made several successive attempts to commit suicide, and was treated by Dr. Hyde after each attempt. Becoming exasper ated at the frequency of these de» mauds upon his services, though, he was paid to perform just such services, Dr. Hyde injected oil of mustard, and the woman fled screaming through the streets. Dr. Hyde looked upon the matter as a huge joke, but so Inhuman' wag the treatment to which the' woman was subjected that the po lice commissioners ordered Dr. ' Hyde's removal. In October, 1898, there oc curred some unusually bold grave ' robberies, and Dr. Hyde's name ' was connected with them, though ' no formal charges were ever made j against him, and he was innocent , of them so far as any records go. ' However, the police searched his , rooms for a stolen body. An interval of several years elapsed after the grave robbery , cases before the news of Dr. Hyde's engagement to Miss Frances Swope of Independence,, ( niece of the late millionaire, Col. Thos. H. Bwope, was quickly tol- i lowed by the filing of a broach ! delifr, where he squatted and , munched contentedly until recap ' tured, making faces and grinning ' at the guests. | ARMY MANEUVERS. (By I'nitcd Press Leased Wire.) MANILA, Feb. IG.—Nearly 10, --, 000 troops are engaged in tIM 1 army maneuvers which began hero today. The defending army. 1 or Blues, are under the leadership of General Daniel Brush. The in vaders, or Reds, are under Com -1 mander Templin. The Blue are supposed to de fend the coast between Subig bay 1 and Ungayen gulf. It Is expect ed that the actual "engagement" ■ will not begin until Friday. Ma jor General William P. Duvai Is the umpire. of • promise suit ; for ;. $10,000 against him by Mrs. Sarah Frank, who also demanded ; the return jof ♦2,200' which she alleged she , had loaned him on condition ■ that, he Would marry ■ her. . The J? money A the proceeds of ..late hus band's life insurance I policy. 1 A Bet lenient out of court was made, Eft- Hyde repaying a portion Uof the* money he ; had "borrowed." |3 ,> < in the heels of ; this case, how ev« -, came another,' the plaintiff in till action being Mrs. : Mike" Helm, .- | Continued on Page Bight.) BAREFOOT DANGER COMING TO U.S. (lly fulled Press ■ Leased >Wire.) i .VONDON, Feb. :i6.—Command ed -never again : appear at the co|it of St. James);and;lndignant atfpanyiof her (fiends who ap parently are willing to ostracise he* for this L*dy Con stance RlchardaodL whose wor. derful f- barefoot diknccg incurred the ; displeasure V of^Ciug ; Edwar.l, is going to fAmericijfl^>r^r,-;r ; u:c,!. l ;i || It is rumored also • that , the dancer's husband, Sir Edward Richardson,' lias suffered ffinancial reverses ' that | make lit- almost 3 ne cessary for Lady Constance to help. The report today has It that" Lady Constanoe will engage in vaudeville work! in New '- York. ..ft, ■ ■-■■;'-.■■. ■-.v^.'.-?.- V;-,vi;?«- ■'-*•'-•.■:. »;:'.f,;■' TROUBLE HKTWKKX ENGI NEERS AND MINERS REACH n a CRISES. (By United Press leased Wire.) BUTTE. Mont., Feb. 10. —liv- ery mine in and around Butte, with the exception of the Silver Bow, the Berkeley and the Moun tain Consolidated, suspended op erations today. The suspension- was the result of an attempt on the part of the union engineers employed at the mines to separate from the West ern Federation of Miners and or ganize a union to affiliate with the International Engineers' union. It la estimated today that 9,000 men are idle. The smelting works of former Senator W. A. Clark closed this morning. According to General Manager John Gillie, of the Amal gamated Copper Mining company, the Washoe smelters at Anaconda, employing 3,000 men, the Boston and Montana smelters at ' Gr«it Falls, employing 2,u00 men, prob ably will have to close within four days. The three mines in this city which have not closed all belong to the Amalgamated company. They are runnliv; under difficulty, with crippled forces. The direct cause of the suspen sion was the refusal of the en gineers to go to work this morn ing. Further complicating mat ters, the miners and smelter men's unions have announced that they will refuse to handle any or-* hoisted by the engineers who have seceded from the Western Federi ticn, but will import engineers. This In turn has developed a new phase of a complicated -situa — (Contlnued on Page Eight.) THINKS HE HAS COMMITTED GRIME BTKANOK MAN AHKS CHICAGO POMCK TO VOUK HIM UP UNTIL THEY FIND OUT. (By United Press Ix>ascd Wlr«.) CHICAGO, Feb. 16— AMy name is Frank Nailor and my home Is Ventura, Cal. ' I think I must have committed some crime. I wish you would lock me up ami wire to Ventura to find out what I did." As a result of the foregoing statement a man is under arrejt here today. The case, according to the police, is one of the most puzzling in their experience. Nailor appeared at police head quarters apparently the victim of a terrific beating. His ' clothes were soiled and torn and his eyes swollen and bloodshot. After telling his name, he said: "The .last I remember I was in Ventura. I had eight dollars. To day I woke up In Chicago with more money than I know what to do with. What has happened $f don't know." VANCOUVER, B. C, Feb. 16. —When William Nichol of Grand View," a gas fitter of th© Vancou ver Gas company, failed to' report at the company's office yesterday afternoon and today, an Inquiry was instituted to ascertain his whereabouts, which « resulted In the finding of his dead body in the attic of the Carlton hotel about II o'clock this 'morning. Nichol had been overcome by* escaping gas while repairing pipes in the attic. TRUSTEES WILL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT OFFICIALS OF CliUB SAY COMMITTKK WAS NOT AIITHOR -1ZKI) UV PRESENT VIiMIMSIIiAiI.iV TO SELECT ANY CANDIDATES —"SLATE" NOW A DEAD ONE—LABOR CAN. DIDATES TO CUT LOOSE AND KIN INDEPENDENTLY. FLOOD AGAIN THREATENS PARIS SKIXK KIBING KAIMIH/V AM) IS KXPBCTVD TO REACH I OIIMI I! llli.ll MARK. PARIS, Feb. 16.—The river Seine is rising again today, and the flood situation is assuming an alarming aspect. Houses at Al fortsville and in other low lying suburbs of the capital are being labandoned by their Inhabitants, I who are moving to the higher ■ground. General rains throughout the country and melting snows at the headwaters of the Seine and Marne are responsible for the serious condition confronting the city. A further rise of four or five feet is predicted, and today the Seine at the Pont de Austerlitz meas ured a depth of 19 feet 5 Inches. The hydrometric bureau an nounced today that the indications are for a general rise for the next two days, and that it is possible the river may go to 2 4 foet, which is within four feet of the recent maximum wheu flood conditions prevailed. Following their custom at the recent flood, hundreds of poor families from the suburbs are flocking into the city. They bring tales of damage and disaster such as preceded the great flood of a fortnight ago. Owing to the difficulty experi enced by civil engineers in re pairing levees and embankments and in making secure the founda tions of buildings along the water front, hundreds of factories have remained closed for a prolonged period and busines is at a stand still. The present rise of the waters is seriously hampering the work of government engineers who have been rushing the repairs to dikes and levees in and about Paris. CATCH POST OFFICE ROBBERS IN ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. 16.—The postal authorities here believe the four men under arrest and charged with robbing a Missouri Pacific train's in nil oars at ofencoe, Mo., have operaWd in the Pacific Northwest, Pursuing that belief, liiK|irrtore A. D. Bunsen and C. L. Patterson announced today that they will jgo. to Spokane, Wash., to i>rob» the matter. \V. W. Lowe, the alleged lead er of the bandits, who committe the Qlencoe robbery, and George Eberllng. who also is under arrest, have trunks stored at Everett, Wash. The officials are of the opinion that these trunks may con tain loot gathered at other rob beries. Joe Rogin, a 10-year-old boy living with his parents at 1413 East P street, was found wander ing about the neighborhood about 1 o'clock this morning by Patrol man Jones. The officer was un able to arouse the boy's parents so gent him in to the station. The boy has caused trouble before and tells conflicting stories abo.ut what he has been doing. His parents will be asked to take better care of him. UNDER THE NEW CHARTER ;A SERIES* OF MTTLK STOKIKS : EXPLAINING -THE! CITT'H ; %' NEW CHARTER, WHICH i GOES I INTO' EFFECT if NIBXTJ ArRIL. The commissioner of public works U busy now, but under the new charter he will have enough to keep him out of mischief. He will be relieved of the water and light business, but will have charge of all streets, sewers, fer ries, docks, bridges, public buildings and other public works that may be assigned to him by the council. The trustees of the Commercial club yesterday afternoon refused to endorse the elate of the Com mittee of Twelve and the Tacoma hotel convention. , Informal discussion of the mat ter was held at the trustee*' inert. in«, hut the tenor of th» remarks was such that the whole matter was dropped. , "We killed it off," was the way,' one trustee told of the action when he emerged from the com mittee room. The death of the thing was accomplished by simply Ignoring It and refusing to tak« any action on it. President Rhodes today said he did not feel that It was up to the trustees to act. "The commute that sat in the Committee of Twelve from this club came Into existence before the present adminis tration. Neither I nor the present trustees had anything to do with it. and if it is to report to anybody let it report to the old administration," said Mr. Itluxlcs. , The whole program seems to in dicate that the proposition will be dropped as gracefully as possible. Secretary Cosper today said that the commute of three from the Commercial club on the Com mittee of Twelve was not a club committee at all. "The Commer cial club had no committee; three men on the Committee of Twelve happened to be members here," said Cosper. President Rhodes said they were named by the old adminis tration, and the trustees at the meeting refused to consider the ticket fixed up or to take any; action on it. The whole thing is to be Ig nored according; to the present plans. . The > membership generally in dlsscusing the situation say the club will drop the case as quietly as possible and get out of it. They say they never were consulted In the first place concerning the appointment of any committee for any such mission as that assumed by the Committee of Twelve, and It is hinted if they had been there might have been different results. At all events, the sentiment now is that as the trustees in their session refused to act the slate Is a dead one as far as the club Is concerned. l.nlii.r Council to Act. The Central Labor Council meets tonight to consider the re port of its committee, and in view of the recent developments - the ; labor men will undoubtedly lay, the report on the table. Union men will' then unite for the labor can didate, as a majority believes he will stand a far better chance of election if he runs independently than if-he is tied'up to other can didates. on the "slate" who are unr popular. MRS.GUNNESS HOT 111 WASH. (By United Press Tiea*ed Win.)] ':' LA !, PORTE, 1 irid.,' Feb.; IC—• ] Sheriff AnHtiss of La Porte coun ty, who went to Washington •tats to - search , for, Mrs. ■ Belle (iunncsj, today wired I that , the J report that j the alleged murderess was on th« Pacific coast was . unfounded. . 5 Following ■i; the I publication *s la; Norwegian papers of a matrimon ial ■'I advertisement by £ a woman \ said to resemble Mrs. Ounneas, the sheriff went to Washington to In vestigate.- His wire , stAted \ that] he : probably will return Immedi ately.'^yfft'.sjV/y^^^/ag^^agt^i Sf He will J have under ;-,? htm ih« city engineer and will be custodian * of all 1 maps and ;records; or : thin B office. He will relieve the build ing inspector of " the right to grant permits to; move buildings.£■■' s '£jj ". The regulations ' concerning ;• tho f letting of contracts, for street I paving and 5 other J.t improT«ci«ntn«: iremmin practically tho sum a »f at 'present.