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If You Have a Kick-
Toll It to the Times. The Times stands for
the people's rights, and isn't afraid to fight |
for them.
Frank Fu'hrman, 35 years of aig», trusted amploye of the Ta
coma National Bank of Commerce, was arrested by United' States
Deputy Marshal Ira Davvison this morning on a warrant charging
him with defalcation oif $20,000 from the bank. He was lodsed lin
the county Jail. Bank officials admit tlhat the total defalcation
■will probably reach $75,000.
It la thought that there is no cause for public worry as the
bank holdis a .reserve fund of $40 0,000. The officials declaire that
they expect to recover a good portion of the amount lost owing to
the fact Chat the defaulter invested in property. The National Bank
of Commerce Is ihiigluly regarded in financial circles and is -held us
toeing rock firm.
Foregoing are in brief the news
fact of Tacoma'a latest experience
wltfh the "trusted employe."
President Chester Thorne of the
National Bank of Commerce nat
In hdß office this morning gazing
reflectively at the end of his cigar.
There was a look of apparent dis
appointment on hds face.
Has Wi(l<i» Mother.
"I feel sorry for Frank," he Bald,
"The boy lost (his head. We put
him In (here as a "runner" ten
years ago and he 'hart gone from
one position of trust to another.
Yes he has a mother, a widow.
Bhe was about to leave the city
Just before the Shortage was dis
covered. Frank 'begged that she
be allowed to go away without
knowing of the trouble. I don't
know 'but It eeeme to me It would
fliave been better to have let her
know. The first few ihours are
the hardest to bear In a tiring of
this kind and it might 'have been
better for him to have been, with
"Why do I think ihe took it?
"He •■imply lost hie head. Ten,
twenty or thirty thousand lying
as it does in a bank <lookß snuall in
time to tihe men who handle it.
A man will take good care of tils
earned money because X looke big
to him, but It's different when It.
ooim>« to handling thousands that
don't belong to him. That money
Bets to seem small.
'I don't 'hofld any 111 feelings to
■ward Prank. It wouldn't do any
good now, because the money has
been taken. The mother part of
it makes it t>ad."
It develops that FuTvrman, who
Is a bachelor, has l*>en receiving
a salary of $150 a month for some
time. He wanted to get "rich
quick." By juggling figures In
what the officials agree waa a
rather crude way he managed for
some time to escape detection.
From a "runner"—a boy who
darts about the streets and banks
doing various errands—Fuhrman
worked his way along,. A bank
runner it may be said is paid a
salary of perhaps $25 a month.
Fu'hirman raised himself to a $150
a month employe, whidh would be
regarded as a prlnceily Income for
many a man of family. But it
wasn't enough" for Fuhrman.
Business Ventures.
About a year ago he began do
ing some logging 'business on lile
own account. About three monitfha
ago he purchased the Dcs Molnes
»W»s!e milll. It may be that
these business venture* roused
suspicion on the part of officials.
The Dcs Molnes mill was former
ly owned by Henry Kubach and
George H. Tarbell.
President Thorn* doubtless ha*
reason for surprise when he learn
ed the manner in which Fiuhirman
had used hi« defalcation*. Gen
erally the "trusted empdoye 11 wftio
goes wr,on,g has been found as
having lead' a "double life" with
■women and wine as prominent fea
tures. FVhrman so far as is known
cared nothing for this. He imag
ined he could sell Ms property, ov
pay the money and have a smug
sum left. -
Describing Fulirman, a promi
nent banker said this morning:
"Frank Fuhrman -was on© of
the most soft spoken men I ever
met. He haid a voice like a wo mam.
I never would have dreamed that
lie would do anything like that"
Examiner Wilson has declared
that the bank will not suffer ser
iously as a result of the defalca
Before his arrest Fu.Turnran went
over the books with the bank of
ficials and pointed out Just where
toe had Juggled the azures.
Tho school board at n apeclal
meeting yesterday afternoon lined
up -with the Facifio avenue 1 faction
in the South End against the South
Tacoma crowd and with Member I
George Williamson pretexting to the
last, voted through a deal to buy
the county ground containing 4%
acre* between Thirty-sixth and
Thirty-seventh and Pacific and D
streets, for a new high school.
Secretary Lister was Instructed to
bid $10,000 on the property.
Williamson objected to railroading
the thing through at the last meet-
Ing of the board. The deal cannot
be consummated until January 14,
two weeks after tho tiew board Is
in and Williamson Insisted that it
■was an Insult to the new board and
an act of Injustice for the old board
>o try to bind the new board
The Tacoma Times
The Central Labor Council last
nlg<ht went on record against the
attempts of tihe conirts to suppress
free speech by railroading editor*
to Jail who condemn their action
in iaeufaig injunctions to protect
i the dollars of the corporations at
the expense of the people.
Resolutions were adopted de
nouncing Judige Gi'lHam at Seattle
for sending Uhe editor of the Se
attle Star to jail for alleged con
tempt for the publication of mat
ter in thfl interest of the people.
Rev. W. C. Wheeler, fraternal
delegate to the council, suggested
| later that bhe council might bring
>i itself In contempt o>f court by
adopting the resolutions while i'he
case was on aip>peail to a higher
court twit the council stood pat
and refused to reconsider or re
scind Uhe resolutions it ha 4 pass
T. F. Burns declared the courts
had always stood with the big in
In the days when the slave
holding power was the Wig cor
rupting factor in politics the
courts ground 0 ,,t the Drod Scott
decision. Now they stand in the
same relation to the corporate spe
cial interests as a bulwark for
them against the encroachments
of public lights they did then, ihe
said with relation to the slave
U. of W. Gets
$30,000 Gift
SEATTLE, Dec. 22. —The re
gents of the University of Wash
ington today anounco tfheir accept
ance of the $30,000 'bequest left
by the late Abraham SLgmund
Schwab&cher of Saa Francisco.
The money Is to be devoted to the
establishment of a chiidd> welfare
bureau in the department of edu
cation. The donation Is made
through the efforts of M.rs. Nathan
Eckstein of Seattle, a daughter of
Abraham Schwabacher.
Our Dally Discontinued Story.
A pale pink Imitation of a
.uman male wandered Into a news
paper offloe, dusted off a chair
with a purple handkerchief and
sat down. Then it —pardon us,
he— took out a sheet of pink note
paper, put Ms left »iund to his
brow and pulled a eouh'uV expres
The editor espied It from afar
and sauntered in, his hands sorely;
encumbered with weapons of war.|
"Who are you and vtaat are you
doing?" asked the editor.
"I am a poet," responded the
pale pink thing, "and I am com
posing an epic masterpiece for
your "Then It Happened' depart
"Oh," said th« editor.
Clearings ... .. $749,118.11
Balances 91,840.37
9 •
• LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22. •
• —Hubert Latham announc- •
• ed today that before night he •
• will bag a duok from hie seat •
• In file Antoinette monoplane. •
• Latham started for the Do- •
• mingue* aviation field short- •
• ly before noon to tiun« up his •
• machine for his novel bunt. •
Because William Dellevan, an old
man who was found early this
morning: WHlkingr away from the
Northern Pacific with a suit case,
could nut give a good account of
how he came into Its possession, Pa
trolman McAfferty took him to po
lico headquarter* and locked him up
on suspicion of theft. Th« matter in
being further Investigated.
Babe Sucks Acid From
Mother's Lips; Dies
(United Press Leased Wire.)
Following a quarral with her
hue band Mrs.. Mary Kodalich
drank carbolic acid and lay
on the bed with (her 4-daye
old infant clasped to her face.
The child sucked enough acid
from her lips to kill it The
mother was dying when
Legislators -
To Meet
A meeting of the legislative dele
grates of Pierce county has been
called for Friday afternoon to con
sider actions of the state tax com
mission and also the difficulties be
tween the Stone-Webster Interests
and the county. The meeting will
be held In County Treasurer Meatli's
office. Members of the tax commis
sion have, been invited to attend.
mans to
(I»y Vnttrd **.""*• L«'"»''l Wire.)
I PASCO. Wash., Dec. —With a
.charge of attempting- to kill his
daughter Ruth because she would
not return to his home. Jack V.
Hubrick is in the city jail here to
day and Prof. Walter Dowman is
suffering- from a gunshot wound la
his wrist, sustained when he went
to the rescue of the 18-jear-old girl.
The young woman Is employed us
a clerk In a local store. Last night
Hubriek entered the store and de
manded that she return home. Up
on her refusal the enraged man is
alleged to have said, "Then it's ail
over between us." Hubrick at the
same time drew his revolver.
Prof. Dowman, who was standing
nearby, grappled with Hubrick. In
the struggle the revolver was dis
charged and the bullet tore through
Dowman's wrist.
Albert Bruzen_. aged 24, the
white slaver who was convicted of
living off the earnings of a woman
he kept In the disorderly district,
was let off easy on account of his
youth this morning by Judge
Chapman. Ho was sentenced to
serve not less than six months nor
more than five years In the state
reformatory at Monroe.
Ml 11111.11 MYSTERY A FIZZLE '
(By I'nKcil l"r««« i..-,i.,-.| Wire.)
JAUVIS, Ont., Deo. —The mys
tery of a bc^y shipped from here In
a barrel, first to Toronto and then
to Montreal, turns out to be a case
of body snatching. Late last night
provincial official! arrested John
McSorley, consignor of the barrel.
■ Tha body Is believed to be that of
a man named Johnson, who died on
Nov. 29, two days before the body
waa shipped, ',-■•;■ :--•,
--!• 33 DIVORCES is 8 llor •
• . SEATTLE, Deo. : 22.—1n •
• Judge Prater"* : court yeeter- •
• day 33 divorces were granted •
• in three hours, breaking all •
• divorce records in the state. •
• Judge Prater, who heard the •
• oases, deplores the growing •
• divorce evil and says he will •
• ask 'the legislature to change •
• tlhe divorce ; laws.' and . make •
• the statutory grounds more •
• restricted. ' ; ' '• ' •
• '•.-; i^-;-,'--.-'..-,:.;;;-- „ ■ --■/i-%:«
• • • • • •jo ••••••••
The Times Santa Claus is the Real Boy Scout
Childiren of Taooma who are
made happy on Xmas ' morning'
after th« visit of the Times Santa'
CSlaus are hereby notified that tth«'
employee of the Chicago, Mil
waukee & Puget Sound railroad
took a very blig part in addling to
their Christmas day.
A subscription " list which to
talled seventeen dollars and. which,
bore sixty-one names came to tine I
Times office last night. Above tke
names was the following:
"Editor Tacoma Times:
"We, the undersigned employe*
of tlhe car repairing department
of the C, M. & P. 8. Ry., do here
by agree to cheerfully give Che
amounts shown opposite our
names for. the purpose of helping
to give th© poor children of Ta
cotna a merry Christmas. The
sum total to 'be distributed as you
think advisable."
But 'that was not all.
A similar sum of seventeen dol
lars was sent In by the apprentices
and madblnists of the Milwaukee
shops, making a total of tlhirty
fouir dollars for these men.
ft lltUe prayers of thanksgiving
go up from homes which would
have been cheerless on Christmas
(lay, the railroad boys will surely
be remembered. In advanoe of
the Christmas morning thanks the
Times speaks Its appreciation In
beihalf of the children Who will
be aided by this handsome gift. \
A prominent business man of
Tacoma, whose name will be giv
en herafter should be sjrant per
mission, has donated his automo
bile for use 'by the Times'ln de
livering the ipacJcages., •;■ :''.'.---i-
This was a most acceptable con
tribution as Santa will be sorety
pressed when it comes to finding
the addressee that Suave piled into
tihe office. ,'. By means .of autos
this work will be vastly facilitat
ed. ■■ " -:•*.-':-■.fe
Tli© Best Possible.
To the children It may be said
A :** ** M* **f HILL? SI \l» US YOUR ANSWER.
• Do you know where thd« scene Is? The photograph, was taken by a Times' iphotograipjier.'and
surely many of the readers of The Times ifoave viewed this bit of lan.d«eai>3 with pJwaed eyes. Can't
somebody identify it? Why, many of you (have lived in Tacoma years and years.and claim to have
seen every nook and knoll within a radius of a score of miles. Can, it be that they have mtesed thie
pretty sight? „..:»■.,;*-;■.•.'■■.>■_ r- -„ „, . ,:-:.'. y ■'.'"*-.-..
<;".; It looks like a relic of-the mound bunders, with trees Rrown all over it. But It isn't. Neither
la It an out-of-the-way hiU in some lonesome forest.' ; . , , -; •
•:. Now, here's a tip. Most of you 'have seen thla tree-covered undulation, aud you didn't have to
get so far from the city Jimits to see it, either, and this Includes not only the "oldest 1 citizen " tout
also the newest resident. :,■*;'■■, C;^ ,'', ,:«.'„. •■'•■. - -. , " ' :
' I;.;: Of course the Times could tell you ri«h* Here and now where this ? miniature mountain la but we
want to test, your memory. We want to know whether you are observant of the beauties nature has
so abundantly provided for out; benefit. "' . -, , : '
- Tomerow,the,Times 1" Prtnt a *••""■ picture <* «>*• *cene, which will leave no room for doubt
as to the location of this bit of natural scenery. -3PS^^^ra^^©l^^asaHS^^^*^KSt«»S»'2w*''i'
that they should not be too dis
appointed it everything they ask
for does not come. Shoes and
clothes which have been so much
asked for lh«ve been purchased in
a* far as the finances have permit
ted.' Whoa it was found Impoa
'»i>bJe to make each package com
plete an effort was made to do
as much as possible in the way of
complying with the request.
It may also be said that When
Santa makes his rounds 'he will
determine whether every case is a
most needy one. There will be
I so many dhil'diren that will actual
ly miss Christmas If the Times
does not find them that every care
will be taken to see that the
money, toys and clothes »e-nt In by
kind hearted peoipJe goes to places
they would wish to see it go if
they delivered the packages per
However, the chances are that:
VICTORIA, B. C, Dec. 22.— Heavy lorn of life by ll<M.ds and
a severe famine In Anliui province of Cliiua iitli-ciiu X two and a lialf
million people following the flooding out of the crops is the. now*
brought by Key. K. C. li<>lH>nstiuo, a missionary fi-oiu Xortli An I mi,
who arived here last night.
VICTORIA, B. C, Dec. 22.—.After a six month*.' sojourn In the
land of the Ulning Hun, the im-m Iht- of the I'nive.rslty of Chicago
baseball team readied Victoria toduy on the Nippon Vusen Knixha
liner Kaniakura Mnru and pi-oceed on the steaniHlilp to tk-attk- this
WTXNTTEO, Doc. 22.—The civic committee which wns engaged
all day yesterday In tryinß to brinß almut. peace In the street rail
way strike, admitted today that their efforts are unavailing and
that (In' situation lias reached an acute stage. Serious trouble is
expected and the militia has been notittcd to be in readiness for in
stant duty.
.•IjONSDOX, Dec. 22.—The Poll Mall Gazette In today's lssne
printa an account of the embarking of the Italian army corps for
Tripoli as the result of *i ruined relations between Italy and Turkey.
*• ODESSA, Russia, Doc. 22.— One student Is dead, three are re
covering in hospitals from injuries and seven policemen are more
or less seriously hurt as the result of clashes between students and
police.; Two hundred and tliirty live students are under arrest and
more are being watched.
very few cases ■ will be found,
Judging from the letters, that chil
dren are ncitt In need.
Here is tho routine which has
been gone through .tor a number
of days and atlfflnto past as re
gards preparing for the children: I
The letters have been read and
the wants noted. Then followed
visits to various stores whore the
articles wore purchased. This was
In the afternoon and early even
ing. Then long into the night
people have, worked at the Times
office. Some sorted the letters, 1
wrote out the names, addresses
and what was ; wanted. Others !
worked at filling bagia and boxes, i
This will be kept up every day
and ni«ht this week. Then with
line aid of the auto already vol
unteered . and perhwpe another
Santa wIW start out Friday and
Saturday to make the children
f Twelve Pages J
(lly United Pium Leaned Wire.)
Sixteen tirenien ili-ikl and six miss-
Ing; M policeman killed and \
eight mUsing; -• injured ilreiiien I
and police in city hospital*, with
the likelihood that several will I
die; half a doy.cn ImmUcs in the !
smoldering Ice-coverd rtilns of the
I>. 1 i (iland.r leather lory,
with exhauste. '. rescuers fighting'
ice and lire to reach them—that is
the simimtiry today of I'liiladel
ph in's Vuletide tragedy.
Th« known dead:
Firemen — Robert Stewart,
Charles HIM, William Hoffman,
Fred Oulbreth, Frank Carroll,
Howard DertHle<t, Charles Eldel
man, Harry Bsrtlsjtt, — Patrick, l
— Hirchmayer, John Collins,
Thomas EntwlHt.lo, Charles ||«-
OonneJl, f!<>«rKe Machlnlelty.
Unidentified—Two firemen.
Policeman L.an:l'ey.
To the summary of horror i
oausod by th«? holo<cau«t may bo
willed Uhe prlvatloo «nd sorrow
bromght to tSm families of the
dead and dyln.K throu.ffhout the
city and the suspicion that the
lives of Die city's servants were
sacrificed to incendiarism of the
worst type.
I Water Frec7.es I'p.
The till' started at 10 o'clock
last nltrht and bunted until nearly
daylight. The water In »he dy
drants wns nearly com.geaJed with
the cold and as soon as the
, streams were turn« 3on the blaze
the"pressure died at the nozzles.
The lines of hose -were wrapped
in blankets and after considerable
delay water was turned on the
[I burning buMdlng. As Boon as
the fire had been controlled the
reseuorg encountered greait eheet«
of Ice Miat covered the rnins and
compelled totem to use their axes.
A ecore of firemen who had rush
ed from warm onglno -houses into
the cold air, were overcome and
were tttlcen to hospitals.
I flat ii wiu on < hi Ist mas day,
177 C, that Waetitegton crossed
the Delaware river and attacked
the Hessians at Trenton
That a too hot gas stove oven
can be qui<kt coolod by placing a
disih of cold water within It?
That Taconia has 70 miles of
|iav<i,l atroets--nioro tluin any city
of its size in the country
That the MoTorniack Hrotliprs*
employes worked like real lhero<'S
after the big fire? Well, they did.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 22.
—President Taft Is urged to se
cure an increase in the forest ser
vice appropriations sufficient to
insure prott^tlon from fires, in
resolutions adopted today by the
Conservation association, repre
senting Oregon, Waalilmstoin, I<la
ho, Montana and California.
We (Story of dime American
Copyright, 1910, The Bobbt-Merriil Company
Kui-lii I in.mi.
In tho heart of the foot hills,
In a basin where two rivers meet
.to form a mighty third, lies the
| Steel City. It Is not a beautiful
city. It boasts its magnlMcent
; residences, stone and brick cas
jtles of its many millionaires. Its
citizens proudly point to Its spa
cious parks, costly boulevards and
stately public buildings. But
withal they admit Its lack of
beauty, resting its claim to the
world's consideration rather up
on its wealth. For the Steel City
has laid under tribute the treas
ures of nature to feed Its fur
jnaces, which In turn feed the In
dustries of the world. From the
river the fog rises, from a thous
and huge stacks bituminous smoke
belches and fog and smoke,
mingling, form a perennial cloud
that coats the city with grime and
soot. The roar of its factories
never ceases.
To see the Steel City you must
Journey by night along Its rivers,
whose yellow, placid waters, re
flecting the lights of a hundred
steamers, seem a field of gold en
crusted with diamonds, rubles and
emeralds. Mile after mile, you
pass mills, mills mills—nothingi
but mills — msjtnlf icent monu
f lly United Tress leased Wit. ■ >
CHICAGO, Dec. 211.After ten
! hours of lighting the Ore that
threatened to duNtroy the Neinon
Morris I'tieklnß company's plant
! and endangered the eitUro Union
| stork yards, waa brought under
' tout ml ililh afternoon. Tea hod lea
I have been recnvrrcd from the
: ruiiiH, In which it Is believed
i 1 more I him 30 Bremen loot their
CHICAGO, Dec, 22.Having
claimed the Hies of probably
thirty firemen, the fire that de
ne royed Hip Block yards warehouse
of Nelson Morris & company
spread today to Dm- tallow houne
of the 1.1.,,, i and at noon it was
stated (lint the entire plant was in
danger of dent ruction.
At 12 oYlork Hie walla of the
tallow bMMM had i ■■■■■iililt-tl before
MM WtTfe lit iv and one of the
ill. vof ni.isiiiirj t< II upon (he
■•|K>t wlmw It was bpllered ttie
bodtM of I>i mi-Kin^ tin-nun ho
A third general alarm brought
every Or* company In Chicago to
the scene In an effort to prevent
the conflagration from sweeping
tho entire Btoolc yards district.
The beat house, which adjoins
the wanu'.iouse, was consumed
during the morning and ton* of
moat In the houeo were given to
the names. The odor of burning
flesh was sickening and a dozen
firemen collapsed under the strain
and horror of the night and day
Jong flirht.
Tullow Hums Fiercely.
The great tallow house, occu
pying nearly a eUy block, caught
fire shortly before noon. The
jrroasy stores within tHe building
pave ready food to the greedy
flames and th« burning tallow
;ind lard supplied added fuel to
the liro. When th« more Inflam
mable materials caught fire groat
flame* shot high In/to the air,
carrying groat pieces of burning
wood and myriads of sparks over
MM stock yards.
The extent of the disaster was
epitomised In tihe statement of
Fire Marshal Butler, who declar
-d that the entire Union stock
yards was threatened wKih de
struction and that unless the wind
abated nothing could savo th«
Packing Hants.
Edward Morrte. bead of the
Nelaon Mo.rris & company, stood
with 'his wife and son watehine
the fire.
"It 1b awful, fearful, horrible!"
he said. "1 canmot talk about It."
Morris refused to estimate the
damage to MM plant except to «ay
that It probably would exceed hall
■ million dollars.
A. C. Sands Dead
A. C. SiiTwis, for years manager
of the Bell Telephone company In
this city, died at 8:45 o'clock at
Seattle this morning.
His widow oame to Taeoma this
afternoon to make arrangements
for the funeral. He witfl be
brought here for burial.
». ■ ■■■'■
tin-ills to the inventive and adapt
ive genius of man. Thousands of
black-faced, muscular Titans rush
hither and thither, swift, method
ical, earnest, single-purposed. But',
even this powerful army, levied
from the world's strongest, ,: is;
pigmy-like beside the marvelous
mechanism, which works, " seem
ingly, of Its own will, unerring,
unfaltering, unceasing. | irresist
ible. Rivers of molten metal flow
beneath your gaze. Massive In
gots of white-hot iron, beyond the
strength of men to lift, swing eas
ily on the cranes from cast to car.
Fiery serpents of steel writhe and
plunge as though obsessed by iS, the
spirit of h«H that broods over the
scene, but belpleas In a clutch to
Its ' foundations. \ An J awful * glare
blinds . the: - unaccustomed ■■'.'■! eye.
These are the great • steel ti mills,
grinding, crashing, a , miracle "!g of
power, the > smithy , of « the | world.*
This Is the Steel ; City. ■ v -oagjjgg
~ He was standing at the window
In one of the city's bleakest tene
ments, ' a ragged, dirty-faced J{ boy.
In the years he remembered or his
ten ■he had known no other; sur
roundings. . Of what went before,
he ; knew—was ; to , know—Both Ing.
From " without came; the sound iof
shuffling, uncertain footstep*. -Ha t
(Continued oe Face II ri — )

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