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VOL. IX. NO. 253.
A small smoldering fire was dis
covered this morning in a vacant
store buildiug at 04.1 Tacnma nve
nue. It was started by spontane
ous combustion of a handful of
matches left in the pocket of a
sweater. No damage was done
and the department experienced
but little difficulty In extin
guishing the embers.
Yet this fi/e uncovered one of
the most puzzling mysteries with
which the police have had to deal
In many months.
It disclosed a secret den, be
lieved to be that of the thug who
robbed the J. G. Wood grocery,
949 Tacoma ay., of $70 recently,
and who in a later attempt to
crack the safe at the same
plane put up a desperate liuncl
to-hiiml encounter against the
proprietor and escaped.
One of the peculiar features of
the case was the outward skepti
cism with which the police re
garded Wood's story. This feol
ing of disregard wan orriisimu-il
by the report of a detective who
after an investigation said n
burglar could not possibly have
eaeaped without having unlocked
a door or broken a window.
Mr. Wood later discovered a
trap door cunningly cut through
the wall of his building and which
led to the cellar.
The fire this morning was un
derneath the stairway of the va
cant store building but a few
yards down the street from the
Wood establishment.
When the fire laddies chopped
through the wall which enclosed
the space under the stairs, they
unknowingly broke Into the im
provised bedroom.
A sweater neatly rolled was
smoking in a corner of the small
apartment. This was carried out
and extinguished.
Other clothing lay In a neat
pile. About the walls were hung
pictures of actresses evidently cut
from some magazine, while a
comb and a pair of military
brushes lay on a small stand made
from a cracker box. A mirror
was on a shelf against the wall
and a complete shaving set was
found, inside the box.
The puzzle lay In where the oc
cupant made his entrance.
Mr. Wood had entered the
building and began kicking about
the baseboard outisde the bed
room. He kicked in another trap
door, as skillfully cut in the panel
as the one he found in his own
The poiice are confident the
mysterious occupant of this room
is the Wood burglar.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
—That conservation will only be
realized when it takes such hold
upon the people that any man
opposing It will be cast into po
litical oblivion, was the assertion
here esterda of Maj. Griggs of
Tacoma, president of the Nation
al Lumbermen's Manufacturers'
association, in an address before
the national conservation con-
Major Grlggs defended his as
sociation and asserted that such
organizations were the real
friends of conservation.
Trafton Street
Near 6th Aye.
$400 Each
Front east. -Located on South
Trafton between Bth and 10th.
Non-resident owner, must sell.
Half cash.
Calvin Philips & Co.
11l California Bid*. Main 22
The Tacoma Times is the only paper in Tacoma that offers its readers cartoons by Cory. Cory is one of the best in the country.. Get the Times and you'll get Cory.
Van Voris is not an ordinary po
liceman. Ordinary policemen hit
you over the head with a billy.
Van Voris soaks you In the eye
with a biblical text.
Ordinary policemen shackle
you with li:iinl<-nil's. Van Voris
ties you 11.-iml and foot with quo
tutions from Matthew, Murk,
I nl.i- and John.
Ordinary policemen bundle you
into a patrol wagon and hail you
away to the jug. Vun Voris In
vites you to ride in the golden
chariot which is bound for King
No joking, that's Van Vorls'
way. It's an efficient, way, too.
Van Voris issued his report Tor
'last month as Tacoma's humane
officer yesterday. You may have
not<ced extracts from It In the
Times. If go;- you remarked that
he found homes for five dogs and
two cats, re-united six families
of humans, and found employ
nieut for three delinquent boys
and one girls — among other
Van Vorla says he couldn't do
these things with a club. He
does 'em with his Bible.
The other day Dr. McCloud told
Van Vorls about a young couple
of his church who couldn't get
along somehow. The wife was
determined to get a divorce. Van
Voria called on the young people.
She didn't like the way her hus
band parted his hair, or some
thing equally disturbing He
vowed his wife put too much
baking powder in the biscuits, or
something equally annoying.
"You go regularly to the Pres
byterian church " asked Van
They said they did.
"And prayer meeting?"
Without fail.
"And you have family prayers
They said they did.
"And," thundred Van Voris,
"you haven't 30 cents worth of
religion between you."
Whereat they protested, but
Van Vorls waved them into sil
"If," he said, "you will turn
to James, first chapter, 26th verse,
you will read: 'If any man
amonri you seem to be religious,
and bridleth not his tongue, but
deveveth his own heart, that
man's religion is vain.'
"Now, then," he continued,
"cut out tills squabbling 'over
nothing and get down to brass
(n«ks. You have two fine little
kiddie*. If I hear any more of
this divorce talk, I'll take them
away from you, and Pierce county
will feed, clothe and educate them
from now on. I don't want to do
it, but I will."
The young folks decided they'd
patch up their differences, and
now everything's lovely.
Only day before yesterday Van
Vorls was called to the home
or an expert mechanic, a good
man when sober, but subject to
periodical aprees. He found a
doctor at the house and the me
chanic In bed. The doctor pre
scribed a drink of .whisk every
"Not. much," said Van Voris,
and sent out for two pounds or
chocolate creams.
Every time the mechanic roared
for whisky, Van Voris handed him
a chocolate cream! You can un
derstand that the man was
peeved. Between them they fin
ished the bag. But he didn't die
In the night, as the doctor feared
he might, and in the morning he
was fit for work.
Van Vorls doesn't care much
for Inns, ordinances, precedents
and statutes in such cases made
and provided. The tendency of
the law, he gays is to break up the
Every time a home Roes to
smash through the agency of the
'■w. Van Vorlg tucks hi* lilble
under his arm, runs as fast as he
can, picks up the pieces and puts
them together again.
As stated at the outset, he is
not an ordinary policeman.
• X l'uyallup Short Line Trol
s ley : ?$& s.' ( »>#<» «;a •H-^r' f^J«*
."( Leaves l Intenirhan * depot
' every hour . from 6:1O to 11
;a. in. and ~ every half hour
from 11:40 a. m. to 5 p. m.
{ : Northern ? ■ Pacific.'. passen
ger train:
j; .1 Trains leave "• Union depot
at jl, 2, 3, 4 f and 2« 1 o'clock
; every afternoon. % Twins J re
i turn ] from ' Puyallup at 1:80, ■
, 2:8O, 8:30, 4:80, 6 and 6:10
P. ■*
Hi: IN 1913?
Editor Times: My taxes
are up to $50. I call that a
heavy burden for a man with
a family and only $65 a
month income. My property
Is worth less now than three
years ago- but the assess
ment keeps on getting high
er. The power of fixing sal
aries should be taken away
from the city commission
Editor Times: I have
been paying taxes for over
20 years in Tacoma and I am
still paying taxes and I for
one do protest against the
raising of taxes as we are
paying all we can afford. We
pay the city for sewers, wat
er mains, grading and paving
the streets and after a poor
man gets his home paid for
he has a hard time ahead of
Editor Times: This boost
ing of taxes and boosting of
salaries In the various de
partments by the city is just
getting to be unbearable. I
think every club in the city
ought to take a hand in this
and put an end to it.
4510 So. J St.
Editor Times: Reading In
your paper several letters
about the wages of city em
ployes I admit there are men
working for the city who do
not earn their money. There
are drones everywhere, but
the men who are at present
asking for higher wages are
men that need It. Why not
give these men their raise
and do away with the public
market, |40,000. During this
summer I went to the public
market three times to buy
fruits. In pricing straw
berries they wanted $1.50
per crate and on going to
other places I got the Bame
for $1.25. The Idea of the
public market Is to buy di
rect from the farmers. You
can't do it In ours. I say,
cut out $40,000 for a public
market such as we have and
give the policemen, firemen,
engineers, oilers and others
higher wages.
Editor Times: As to the
budget for the running ex
penses of the city for 1913
and the salary boost. I am
Jim Blake—never heard of
Jim, eh?—well Jim's the politi
cian, the guy that broke Wnnda
Kelly's dad—ln the show, of
course, the "Woman." You can
see Jim at the Taooma theater to
night. But this story Isn't about
Jim, it's about Wanda herself.
Wanda'a a "peach." That's
where Jim comes in, for Jim said
i liis about Wanda.
Oft the stage Wanda Is Miss
Marjorie Wood —ralso a "peach."
Wanda Is a telephone operator,
a "hello-girl" if you like lucidljty.
And here are some of her cautions
to the everyday business man, the
young lover and the husband who
"stays up with a friend.'
"Don't speak with anger at the
1 Invisible miss who. Bits at the ex
change table In the telephone of
( flee. Say, 'please' aud 'thank
you' now and then.
"Why? Well, here's why: Yon
know a 'helo girl' Is under order
from the company not to listen to
telephone coiiviTgatlonn. But do
you believe she nluay* I in-- up to
the rule? Was there ever a girl
who miild let a chanre to hear
a choice bit-of scandal, or a frnnte
i»[> on some little loving wife, or
a lot of much-talk between two
sweethearts go by her ear un
"Now, that should be hint
a taxpayer and have to work
for a living but I'm In for a
salary raise for the firemen
and policemen equal to oth
er eastern cities as our fire
men are underpaid. From
my point of view it isn't the
high salaries so much that
makes higher taxes as other
expenditures. For instance
our water system upon
which we voted bonds to
the amount of $2,000,000
and on account of poor man
agement, poor engineering,
inooßipetency, and a few po
litical pulls and such as close
door (K'iils, It has cost us
too much, and the plant isn't
finished yet. That's what
makes high taxes and not a
mere $20,000 for salary
raises. Look at your Insur
ance rates if you don't think
our firemen are any good.
Tacoma firemen and police
are just as good as any in
the country. I'd like to see
the tax levy so low as possi
ble and as to tax payments
I think that when you look
over the names of the fire
and police departments you'll
find that some of them pay
taxes also. Yours truly,
A. S. W.
Editor Times: I think
there are a great many rea
sons why the firemen of Ta
coma should have more pay. .
First: They cannot be
classed with policemen, city
hall employes or laborers,
as they work 2 4 hours per
day instead of 8, and at the
present time do not receive
nearly as much pay.
Second: They must go well
dressed In uniform, and a
uniform is only good for one
fire and then they have to
spend a lot to get that oue
repaired or buy a new one.
Third: They run many
times the risk in fulfilling
their duty as any other city
Fourth: By having an ef
ficient fire department the
insurance rate Is kept at a
low mark.
Fifth: The firemen are
kept from their homes near
ly all of the time and a
large number of them have
to board out and support
their families at home. There
are a great many more rea
sons that I, an outsider, can
mention but cannot put them
in a 150 word letter.
A Taxpayer and Subscriber.
Miss Marjorie Wood, "Wan
da" In the show at the Tacoiu.
theater tonight.
The bill to be presented to the
coming legislature for the estab
lishment of a domestic relations
court in the counties of this slate
to try lo stop the flood of divorce
cases with the attendant breaking
up of homes bus now Ih-cii pre
pared by Mrs. Horace G. Scott of
this city.
She expects to present it to the
local bench to have it approved
in a few dayß and when It Is
ready it will be presented to the
legislative committee of the wom
en of Washington for adoption
and the camppign will be on in
Mrs. Scott will go to Spokane
in a couple of weeks and will try
to enlist the women and public
spirited men of that city in the
movement. While she is at it she
may also speak a good word for
another bill she is working on to
change the present marriage law
in this state.
"I (liink there should gn hand
in hiind with the domestic rela
tions court a change in our pres
ent marriage law," suid Mrs. Scott
today. "I ;■ in working on a bill
to do this .md in a common sense
and practical way prevent a lot
of tliese imiiTiageH that never
should occur and which later go
to swell (he business in Uie di
vorce courts."
Mrs. Scott will present the
enough," says Wanda,- or Miss
Wood, in her sweet voice, show-
Ing, her evenly set white teeth in
a mill 1 that would make you at
oiicc kick yourself with delight
and: bite your nails from self-con
Wanda should know, for she
overheard a telephone conversa
tion once—in the how, of course,
but 11-ii it only goes to prove the
wisdom of her words — which
helped. her and her old dad out
considerable and made It bad for
the.man who was rude in calling
for! hi* number. ' , ; .*, j
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 4. —
Scathing arraignment of the 48
members of the International As
sociation of Bridge and Structural
Iron Work«rg on trial here for il
legally transporting dynamite,
featured the opening remarks of
United States District Attorney
John D. Miller in outlining the
government's case today.
"We will show," shouted Mil
ler, pointing an accusing finger at
Frank N. Ryan, president of the
organisation, "that dynamite and
nitroglycerine were ruthlessly
carried from one state to another
changes In the marriage law also
to the women's legislative com
mittee of the state and it is like
ly they will be adopted and made
a supplemental campaign to the
one lor the domestic relations
The I'uyullup Valley fair
is » great <vii i|n im-.
i:\cr.\lwi.iv la enoying
themselves ms they should
enjoy themselves.
ltut there is one thing that
inurs the perfect enjoyment.
It is no fault of the fair Ma
sociation, nor of the exhib
ilois. and seemingly it cuu't
be In l|"il.
It is the poor service of
the intcrurban lines. In re
turning to liuoina from the
fair yesterday two interur
ban trains, with its passen
gers packed like cattle, left
over 200 persons, mostly
women, standing in the rain,
to wait half an hour for the
next car. When a train did
arrive that could carry all
the passengers, many of
them had to stand all the
way to Tacoma. It delay
ed at Puyallup for fully ten
minutes before starting for
At McAleer It wan hold up
again for half an hour to
wait for a train from ISeuttle.
The people have a iv-<
kick. And the car company
has no "come back."
CINCINNATI, O.—Further in
dication that Frank Chance will
have no connection with the Cubs
In 1913 was received here in the
announcement that his stock in
the Chicago National league club
has been purchased by Harry
Ackerland of Plttsburg, The pur
chase price is not revealed.
on passenger trains on which
thousands of men, women and
children traveled. We will show
that these men devised an Infer
nal machine whereby a charge of
explosive with a long; fuse attach
ed was set off by an alarm clock
so the dynamiters could be hun
dreds of miles away when their
destructive work was accomplish
ed. Every defendant here was
aware of the plot to dycimlte
the I'Og Angeles Times buildirit.
for which the McNamara broth
ers are now serving sentences m
Ban Quentln prison."
Dinmra his tkkm as frkbiimbnt.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 4.-Testifying today
before the senate sub-committee which is investigat
ing campaign contributions here, Theodore Roose
velt, former President and now progressive Presi
dential candidate, climaxed a sensational hearing to
day by a flat demand that Senator Boise Penrose of
Pennsylvania be expelled from the United States
senate as an enemy to the common good.
"I hold Penrose should be I ■
thrown out of the senate." said
Roosevelt, "because of his own
admissions before this committee
that he advised John D. Archhold
to try to purchase immunity from
government prosecution.
"Archbold testified that Cor
nelius Bliss, republican national
treasurer In 1904, tried to black
mail him. I do not believe it.
As you have seen by my letters,
as soon as there was a rumor
that improper contributions had
! been made to the republican cause
! I ordered them returned. I had
1 assurances from Bliss and Cor
telyou that there were no such
contributions nnd Loeb had the
assurance by telephone that the
Standard Oil company had con
tributed nothing. Penrose says
he advised Archbold to submit to
the 'blackmail' because of 'hos
tility in certain quarters.' They
could only obtain the hostility of
myself—they could only Incur
that if they violated the law. Pen
rose's purpose In such advice
could only have been to secure the
Standard Oil against government
action if it violated the law."
Colonel Roosevelt started his
testimony by attempting to break
down evidence that the late E. H.
Harriman, co-operating with him,
raised a collection of $200,000 for
the 1904 campaign. He brought
all of the letters and other cor
respondence bearing on the sub
ject with him from Oyster Bay
and read them to the committee.
Then the former president ex
plained his dealing with the rail
road magnate, going into the min
utest detail.
Harriman, through Loch, he
bald, asked to be given an aud
"Not once during our Inter
view did we refer to the national
campaign. To the contrary, at
Harriman'g request, I was to help
him out in the New York cam
"Later Harriman urged that
Chauncey M. Depew be appointed
ambassador to France. I told
him that some of his friends want
ed James Hyde appointed. He
then immediately 'backed water'
on the Depew proposition."
Roosevelt declared that if the
Standard OH contributed to the
1904 campaign It was done with
out his knowledge and consent.
He referred to his recent letter
bearing on this subject to Chair
man Clapp. He also quoted from
a letter which he had written to
(leorge Sheldon, treasurer of the
republican national committee in
Regarding the Harriman fund
Roosevelt said:
"In the first place there is no
testimony against me except hear
say evidence. My traducers have
quoted the words of men now
dead. Archbold and Penrose
gave what purports to be state
ments of Bliss, now dead'"
Referring to the Sibley letter,
published by Hearst's Magazine
which quoted the former presi
dent as telling Sibley that he
would be delighted to see Arch
bold, Roosevelt said:
"I do not recall this specific in
cident but during my administra
tion I was glad to see anyone.
I recall that Senator Jonathan
Bourne of Oregon once asked to
be brought In touch with Arch
"While I wag president if any
one truat magnate, laborer, prize
fighter, lawyer or clergyman had
business at the White House and
-wanted to see »-.<e, I saw him. If
I am a*alp elected president the
»c-n«» ■•'uation will prevail.
"If Rockefeller or anyone elae
wants to see me, I will send for
him. If I should have anything
lo ask Roosevelt, Gompers, Mor
gan or John Mitchell, I would
simd for them myself, If It Is for;
the public service.
"1 sent for Jim Hill at the tlm«j
of the i mm. it wit i.,ii campaign. I
think, too, that I sent for Mor»
gau. I am certain I saw him la
reference to currency legislation.
"Others were John L. Sullivan,
Battling Nelson and Dr. Lyinaa
A . ■oit I could go on indefinite
ly with a list, of those I sent for.
If I ever find m virtue so frail
that it won't stand being Drought
in contact with a labor leader, so
cialist or anyone else, I will Quit
public life.
"Sullivan and Nelson called at
the White House once. I think
they wanted to gee me about tome
question of iviblic policy." Hera
Roosevelt grinned and even th«
committee smiled.
(Hy I'nlted Press Leased Wire.)
VIENNA, Oct. 4. —Dispatcher
received here today from Rom*
and Constantinople practically
run firm Ihe reports that Italy and
Turkey have signed a peace pact.
LONDON, Oct. 4. —Despite of
ficial denials It seems certain to
day that representatives of both
Turkey and Italy have signed a
peace pact at Ouchy, Switzerland.
A dispatch ' received here this
morning from Constantinople
says that the Turkish cabinet ha*
accepted Italy's terms and that
official announcement of a settle
ment will be made soon.
By the terms of the pact Tur
key Is to abandon claims of tem
poral authority over Tripoli but
Is to retain spiritual authority
over the Mohammedans. Italy
also Is to aid Turkey to borrow
a large sum of money, the exact
amount not being mentioned.
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