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HUGE QUANTITY OF EXPLO
HISAI-Ii; \i:v IN PHILADEL
PHIA, AMI TROUBLE IS
(liy United Press Leased Wire.)
PHILADELPHIA, March B.—
I Director of Public Safety Henry
' Clay today requisitioned every po
lice officer and detective that can
be spared from patrol duty to
search for a carload of dynamite
that disappeared mysteriously
from the yards of Pennsylvania
railroad in West Philadelphia.
The car containing the dyna
mite arrived here early yesterday.
It was shunted into the West
Philadelphia yards, where It was
thought it would not be discov
ered by the strike sympathizers.
Last evening the yard officials
telephoned to Clay the startling
news that the dynamite had dis
appeared. Immediately two scores
of officials and police detectives
were detailed on the case.
With the knowledge that hun
dreds of sticks of explosive may
be in the hands of the strikers,
the authorities are confronted to
day with the actual situation they
have feared since the strike be
There's a conductor on tne
Point Defiance line who gets car
riders to move up front so easily
that he's almost ashamed to taks
their fares. As he worms his dif
ficult way through the crowd !n
the rear he calls:
"Plenty of seats unvacated up
And the passengers, taken, un
aware, move forward.
The woman who does the Mara
thon to get married is usually the
winner in the alimony contest.
And now some one has charged
that the mayoralty and coun:i!
manic candidates pooled anticipat
ed profits to get out those posters.
Don't forget to register.
The curse of tobacco is agakn
illustrated In the cases of tyro
youngsters, one of whom died in
Chlcligo, the other in Milford.
N. H., Tuesday. One of these
boys was 103 years old amd the
other, almost at the threshold of
young man'hcod, was 110, an.l
they had smoked tobacco for mof
than 90 years. It Is probable if
they had lived to grow up the to
bacco vice would have become a
fixed habit with them.
London has an automoiiiie
hearse. No need to wait for tne
scorching in the other world.
An investigation of the tele
phone exchanges shows that 92
per cent of the women are up
married, 3 per cent widows an'<l
the rest domesticated. About \ 1
per cent are between the ages of
16 and 24 years, 22 per cent
from 25 to 35 and 7 per cent mo;e
How old is an old maid?
The other day at the Famte
Paddock hospital a stylish young
woman called to "nurse" har
nance who was recovering from
an operation. Pinned on the pil
low was a note which read:
"Dear Lillian: Too sick to be
A Southern congressman roast
ed the "imitation Victor Mur
docks" in the house. He indicat
ed (hat a ixx>r imitation is the re
verse of flattery.
"The first money I ever made
In Tacoma was shining shoes down
in front of the old Grand Central
hotel, ' says Charles Bedford. "I
made $4 75 in less than three
months and sent back to St. Paul
for my family. I've got ono of
the brushes at home now and
wouldn't part with it for any
Bedford now owns property
and other valuables reckoned in
'-*_ ' Uncle Joe Cannon's matrimonial
, wireau Isn't wedding any congress
men to their constituency. :;
Jjew' Dockstader's real name Is
Geo. Alfred Clapp. -;|"
"Didn't I take you down there
". to show. 1' you off jto all • them j fine
* folks? "And where did I find you
j ■Laying Id toe ; corner with ■ one
jshoe off," said Blackface 3 No. 1.
Stgs "Well, I :baa" the window open,
didn't I? 1' replied B. F. No. 2...
T . A man : must accept * what • his
employer pays hhn, pay out what
, others charge him. put on the un
• derwear his wife puts out for him,
3 eat what . she spreads | before him
and sleep In,the,bed the way sho
.' makes It.', *&till there is occasion
' 1 ally ! talk of i m«r. being ) free and
W independent. ' - ■ •
VOL. VII. NO. 67
FRENZIED FINANCE ALLEGED IN COOPS PIANO CONCERN
IMITATOR OF "MR.SKYGACK
FROM MARS" IS ARRESTED
Mr. Skygaek is in jail!
This startiug news spread about town today
and caused intense excitement, for no one Is
better 'known and more widely liked than Is
Mr. Skygack, whose odd picture and quaint say
ings printed in the Times have made him a fav
orite in most every home in Tacoma.
But it wasn't the real "Mr. Skgygack from
Mars" who landed in the city jail. It was j
only an imitation of the original "Mr. Skygack"
and that's what caused the trouble.
Otto Jamps, dresed in the costume which ha 3
helped to make Mr. Skygaek famous, was parad
ing up and down 'Pacific avenue advertising a
skating rlnic when the police spied him and
ran him in under a city ordinance prohibiting
masquerading on the public streets.
James shed his costume at the police station
and was released on $10 bail.
.He said he borrowed the Skygack costume
jnm is tne «*•" fro . m a young lady who wore it at a masque
Mr. hkygucK ironi recently and took the I)rize j am es, how
ever, wouldn't tell the young lady's name.
Anyhow the Times wishes to assure Mr. Skygack's many
friends that he was not arrested. Just at present Mr. Skygack \nd
his old friend Everett True are enjoying a short vacation. Mr.
True will undoubtedly have an "outburst" when he learns that h's
pa! from Mars has been imposed upon.
The Jefferson Square improve
ment club last night took vigorous
action condemning the contem
plated passage of the ordinance to
change the method of paying for
the municipal power plant so the
people will be saddled with a mil
lion dollars or more of additional
interest which Is unnecessary.
The clul> appointed a committee
of H. G. Williams, T. J. Grnbb,
A. V. Morris, C. O. Johnson anl
A. L Thorn to go to the city coun
cil and protest
The sentiment of the club wa3
practically unanimous for paying
for the plant on the plan voted by
the people, using 40 per cent ot
the gross light and power receipts
thereby paying the whole debt off
In a few years and stopping in
terest, after which the rates can
be still further reduced from the
present low figures, which no-v
are the lowest of any city in th*
The club also decided that at
all future meetings they will he.ir
from candidates for office as to
where they stand on municipal
questions. All are to be invited
to come and speak. Charles At
kins and A. ■!<. Thorn were pres
ent last night.
SA N PR A NCISCO, Cal.,
March B.—Dorothy Russell,
the daughter of Lillian Rus
sell, the actress, will sing at
the Breakers music hall, run
by "Sandy" McNaughton, ac
cording to McNaughton, to
A month ago Miss Russell
visited San Francisco and
was entertained lavishly by
many of her friends from
New York. For the last
year her home has been at
It is understood that one
of the principal "stunts"
she will do will be t 0 Imitate
the acting of her mother.
UNDER THE NEW CHARTER
A SERIES OF L.TTTLE STORIES EXPLAINING THE CITY'S
NEW CHAKTER, WHICH GOES INTO EFFECT NEXT
The initiative and referendum
Is one of the important new fea
tures In the new charter.
■If 20 per cent of the voters ?.s
shown by the last vote for mayor
petition, they can stfbmlt any or
dinance to the council. The coua
ctl must then either pass It or
call a special election, unless a
general election is within 90 day*,
at which the people will vote oi
If the people wanted municipal
ownership of street railways, fjr
instance, 20 per cent of> the voters
could force an election to let the
people say so. If they wanted to
abolish the saloons, wanted to es
tablish a municipal wood yard to
escape the fuel trust, in fact no
matter what they want they can
have a chance at it now. But >ne
special election can tie forced in
12 months, however.
If only five per cent of the vot
ers petition they can have any
nuestlon submlted at a general
The Tacoma Times.
IAMKS UKIXG PItMTO OX THK
QI'IET IN SKVERAIi PI.ACKS
ACCORDING TO THOSE ON
Gambling is again In evidence
in Tacoma. Persistent rumors
have been circulated during the
past few weeks that a game for a
select few has been running In
the basement of Peter Sandber^ 3
Kentucky building. Another
game is alleged to be running in
the Howard house on Pacific ave
nue near Fourteenth street.
These are 'but two of several
laces where it is said "the right
man" can sit in and play a staoic
or two, or any number of stailcs
or any color of chips in draw or
stud poker. Another game fs
said to be flourishjng on C street
The gamblers have made no
great secret of the fact that they
were plying their trade. The in
formation is to be had on nearly
every street corner in the business
district, and the "cappers" have
approached a number who did not
happen to be friendly to gamb
(Ily United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 8.
—Although police officials, re
porters and anxious friends board
ed the Federal Express at almost
every station on its run today, no
trace of Philander C. Knox, jr., or
of 21-year-old Mrs. Knox was
Young Knox, the son of the
secretary of state, had been ex
pelled from Morris Heights school
because he would not admit or
deny that he had married.
Miss May Boler of Providence
yesterday asserted that she was
married to Knox at Burlington,
The people also will have pow
er to stop ordinances they do not
want. After the council has pass
ed an ordinance If 15 per cent of
the voters file a protest within tci
days the council must submit the
ordinance to the people and it
cannot take effect until ratified
by a majority vote.
Women Can't Wear Their New
Hats at Taft Banquet
(By United Press t Leased Wire.)
* CHICAGO, March 8. —Women
who have purchased '- expensive
headgear to wear at the' banquet
to be given* President Taft by the
Irish « Fellowship club ] here Marcb
17 ' are peeved i today 'because •■ the
committee has announced that no
woman will |be allowed 'to wear a'
hat in if banquet hall. '
TAOOMA, WASH., TUESDAY, MARCH 8. I©lO
HE SAYS HE WILL AVOID THE NEWSPAPERS:
DON'T YOU THINK HE'D BETTER READ THEM
KANSAS CITY SCANDAL TO BK
HISHKI) IF — I N J U RBD
BANKKII WILL NOT PROBK
CI'TK HIS ASSAILANT—WIf E
TO BKTVRN TO I'AKKNTS.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 8.
—Jere F. Lillis will wear deep
scars from the knife of John P.
Cudahy all his life; Mrs. John P.
Cudahy probably will return to
the home of her parents* in Oma
ha; an action at law for separa
tion and a legal struggle for pos
session of the Cudahy children are
expected today to be the only
publicly apparent results of the
sensational fight at the Cudahy
home Sunday morning.
It is definitely known that Cud
ahy will not be prosecuted for his
attack upon Lillis, unless Lillls
should die of his wounds, which
|is not considered probable. On all
!sides the effects to "hush up'
the affair are very apparent.
Cudahy Is willing to let the
whole affair drop out of public no
tice as quickly as it -will. Lillis,
lit appears, is more than willing.
General John C. Cowan, father of
Mrs. Cudahy, said today that
, |while he believed his daughter bad
[been grossly wronged by her hus
jband, that for the sake of the
'children he considered it best to
say as little as possible.
It was thought that Lillis could
ibe removed to his home from St.
Mary's hospital today, but the
I doctors decided that this will be
After remaining in the hospital
until tomorrow, it is believed that
ihe will be able to stand the move.
The wounds on his face and about
:his mouth make it very difficult
j for him to speak, but he has in-
Iformed his counsel that he does
not desire to push the case
The announcement by General
Cowan that his daughter will not
sue for divorce, but that she will
(Continued on Page Six.)
KHARTOUM, Egypt., March 8.
—Extensive preparations are b*»
--1 ing made in this city today for
■ :he entertainment of Colonel
Roosevelt and his family upon
their arrival here.
I Following the announcement of
the edict, Chairman Jamoa
"There is only a limited amount
of space in any hall. We figur
ed it up mathematically that one
woman's hat takes up space of two
and a quarter persons. There
would be no room for the waiters
• get around-
• ixjvrv to HSIAO >iaki:s •
• HIM A TIIIKF. •
• OAKLAND, Cal., March R. 9
• • -Believing that Benjamin •
• Becker's tendency to steal Is •
• the result of an injury to •
• his skull, surgeons here to- •
• Alay are prepared to perform •
• an operation which it is hop- •
• e<l will relieve pressure of •
• the hrain and restore him to •
• normal condition. a
• Becker has been convicted •
•of larceny. He is normal in •
• every way except for a ten- •
• dency to steal small articles •
•of little value. It is believ- «
• f*d that, the injury he sus- •
• tamed recently is the direct •
• oatiKe of his abnormal con- 9
0 dition. 0
(Ity I'nited Press Leased Wire.)
DENVER, Col., March B.—.Tack
Scltaefer. the famous billiard ),lay
er, died at his home at noon to
day of tuberculosis.
Terrible and Splendid in a General Strike
Monninfv of tin- OriVr for a Walk
out of All Labor IVople in I'hil
mli l|ilii;i — Loss nml Suffering
on our Side; lti-otlierluuxl and
Xobk- Sacrifice on the Otlitr.
(S|M»<iul ( 'orrc.spondenre.)
PHILADELPHIA, March B.—
There is no gang rule so strong
that it cannot be shaken off;
there is no greedy trust so power
ful that it cannot be controlled —
if the people are sufficiently
aroused and unite in action
against their oppressors.
There is at present no promise
offered by Philadelphia that she
will crush out her evil city gov
ernment and reclaim her streets
from the corrupt trusts that use
and abuse them for private gain.
But the general strike of the
union men of the city Is a protest
that may yield results bigger and
better than appeared on the sur
This walkout seems like the
most revolutionary action that the
unionists of any American city
(NEW YORK, March 8. —Thir-
teen new theaters on the Pacific
coast, six of which are planned
tof California cities, will be built
within the coming year, accord-
Ing to George C. Tyler, represen
tative of Lieber & Co. of this city.
The new playhouses, which will
be added to the chain of Shubert
theaters will be built in San
Francisco .Portland, Los ngAeie«.
iTacoma, eSattle, Vancouver, Oak
land Butte, Spokane, Salt LaV>,
Fresno, Sacramento, San Diego
and San Jose. It was stated th.it
the house will represent an In
vestment of $6,000,000.
Arrangements have been made
by Mrs. George A. Nace, wife of
Dr. Nace, 5419 South Union ave
nue, to have the body of her
brother, G. W, Beagle, 'brought to
Tacoma and interred in the Taco
ma cemetery Thursday morning,
following funeral services in Se
Beagle was the Great Northern
express messenger who lost his
life, together with nearly a
hundred others, last week at Wel
lington when the Great Northern
train was swept down a 200-foot
embankment by a monster ava
lanche of snow, Ice and trees. The
remains are now in Seattle.
have ever takon. There are only
138,000 union men and women
in Philadelphia, and some 85,000
of these are affiliated and in a
central federation for united ac
There is much that Is terrible
and yet much that is splendid in
this idea of a geteral strike in
a city. It moms loss, privation
and suffering for the weak, and a
setback in the progress of. a
great industrial city. There would
be injustice to the innocent. It
(Continued on Page Eight.)
: This Is one of the Pennsylvania "state constabulary now doing .••peace" duty on the streets of Phil- .
adelphia. Beside the drawn :tH-<-alibcr* revolver }">u see In his hand, he has on the other side of his
paddle a long hickory bludgeon and a .44 carbine. Most of the members of the Pennsylvania, state
constabulary are former United States cavalrymen, who learned to " ride 'i like *i blazes while hunting
down - savages and half savages; in the Philippines, i It in Raid that they care neither for man nor devil t^
in a charge, and so they Always do great execution in a mixed crowd of men, women and children on t>'
the narrow,street* of an American community. The strewing of the , pavement* .with , women -ttaHWt
children is remarkably effective, it is asserted, In settling labor "disputes.' '• .' 4 ■ -".
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Local Stock Holder f!
Asks For Receiver
ALLEGES THAT COOPS AND HIS KKLATIVKS VOTED THEM.
HELVES BIG SALARIES AND ONLY OPERATED FACTORY
WHEN A PROSPECTIVE STOCK BUYER BHOWED VV—
WANTS HOOKS OPENED.
Alleging frenzied finance on the
part of the Coops family in the
organization and business of the
Coops Piano Manufacturing com
pany, O. P. Anderson, a stockhold
er, through Attorneys Stallcup &
Keys, today filed suit in the su
perior court to force a showing
of the books of the company and
requesting the appointment of a
receiver and payment of back
wages amounting to $89.
O. P. Anderson says he mort
gaged property in the East and In
vested $f>,oOu in stock of the com
pany about eleven months ago,
and has since been employed at
the factory at Steilacoom lake.
Anderson's home Is in Parkland.
The coops Piano Manufacturing
company was organized July 13,
1908, with a capital stock of
1600000. At the time Rev. Her
bert .ludson White received two
shares of stock for his influence,
Dr. P. It. Hill is said to have
bought tM- o share? at par, $."0
each, and Albert Tozicr took one
sharo. Frederick Meyer sub
jscribed $",000 and the land on
which the factory now stands was
secured from him. An old barn
was rebuilt Into the present fac
tory, according to the complaint.
! Keep SuiHi-icK in tlic Family.
J Shortly after the company was
organized, Charles W. Coops, pro
moter of the company, forced the
retirement of Rev. White, Dr. F.
R. Hill, Frederick Meyer and Al
bert Tozier, and had himself elect
ed president and treasurer of the
company at a salary of $^. r.o a
month. Ilis brother, .1. D. Coops,
was made vice president at a
handsome salary. The attorneys
state in the complaint they were
not able to ascertain the amount.]
Charles W. Coops' daughter, Myr-|
tie, whs mudc secretary of the
company, with a salary of $150
Immediately after this reor
ganization of the company Chas.
W. Coops was voted 1450,000
worth of the $500,000 capita!
stock by liis relatives for his
good will and patronage. Since
then, it is claimed by Anderson,
Coops has sold much of this stock
and pocketed the proceeds. The
attorneys have onl? been able to
trace the sale of $30,000 worth
of stock, but believe that more
has been disposed of. The proper
ty and factory of the company
has cost less than $15,000, ac
cording to Anderson's complaint,
and the busines of the company
has never been properly carried
"It amounts to this," said At
torney Keys, after filing the
complaint. "Whenever Coops ha'
a stock customer on the string hi
telephoned out to the factory and
had the machinery started up. The
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Most Everybody In
SO CENTS A MONTH.
factory was in apple-pie order and
running when the prospective
purchaser was shown about, and
after he had departed the ma
chinery was shut down. One piano
back that I know of positively
was polished for over a month in
this manner. But all of that will
come out at the trial. Anderson
was a poor man &nd mortgaged
his property in the east to buy the
Htook he has. He has repeatedly
endeavored to force a Bhowing of
the books and has been refused.
The company owes him $89 back
There are a large number of
stockholders in the corporation,
which has a Bf-jrMf franchise
from the state, most of whom
paid cash for their shares.
Since coming to Tacoma, Chas.
W. Coops has installed himself
and family in a modern resident*
at 15U0 South .Ninth street.
IKWTOn IS IM)K'TKI> FOR POI
BOMIIfa SWOPK KAMJIA— .
HPIIM NIGHT Of JAIL.
ilii liuiiil I'ivss I,l'HKid Wire.)
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 8.
—Dr. U. C. Hyde, indicted on
eleven counts by tbe local grand
jury in connection with the poi
soning of Colonel Thomas II
Swope and members of his family,
was released today under $100,
--000 bail bonds
Hyile was taker. Into custody
, following the return of the in
diotmtmts, hue remained In jail
niiiy a little more than 18 hours.
Hyde waß accorded exactly the
same treatment as other prison
ers, and apparently was not dis
turbed by his surroundings. He
passed a restful night.
This was in contrast to the un- i
rest of Mrs. Hyde, who is reported
to have paced her room all night
U. S. Weather
For Tacoma and vicinity: Prob
ably showers tonight and Wednes
day. Light southerly winds.