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IP the legislature doesn't appropri
ate that $100,000 publicity fund
it will not be the fault of Taco
ma citizens. Let everybody get to
gether and pull for it
Another fight is brewing with the Stone-Webster traction monopoly.
Yesterday the Puget Sound Electric filed suit in federal court to annul the present
rates fixed by the public service commission of travel between Tacoma, Seattle and interme
diate towns. It says it must boost rates or go broke. That the profits last year were only
$56,000, which is but $1,382 per cent on the $4,000,000 proposition.
It wants at least 7 per cent on this $4,000,000 of actual investment, water and other
elements that make up the basis for "fixed" charges.
After the Stone-Webster outfit had stifled all competition in this district and gotten
thousands of citizens to move into the country and build homes in the little towns between
City Controller MeadH sent a
letter to tlie council this morning
Mating there Him no money In
fund to pay $3,(M)0 ordered for
the bondsmen who are complet
ing the John Huntington contract
for extending Jefferson avenue,
and stating he had not drawn the
And thereby the rtty controller
opened up the question of his
method* of bookkeeping.
Commissioner Woods could not
understand why there was no
"I have $63,000 In my depart
ment I did not spend at all last
year," said Woods.
Commissioner Freeland smiled.
"You ought to have," said
Freeland. "You did not spend It
but it is gone and you will never
be able to spend it."
The commissioners could not
understand. Freeland explained
to them that they had so much
put In the budget for each Oepar:
ment, then they lost sight of tiie
budget. No report ever came
from the controller that showed
them what they had spent and
how much they had left and so
they kept on voting money away
heedlessly trusting to luck to
come out right at the end of the
The commissioners said they
■wanted no more of It. They or
dered Meads to bring Jn reports
showing what the budget had
called for in 1911 and 1912 and
where the money went.
In the meantime Freeland and
State Inspector Liehes are getting
up a new system the controller
will he asked to follow in the
{By United Press Leased Wire.)
OI,VMI'J.V, Jan. 30.—Tills aft
ernoon Is the "date set for the
reading of the report of the house
committee appointed to investi-
Bate the charges of Representative
Houser that a waterfront monop
oly existed in several cities in the
Northwest and that exorbitant
charges were being made. The
final decision of the committee is
closely guarded. However, it is
believed that it will recommend
.that the attorney general investi
gate all the charges.
The Age of Speed
TheTacoma Times
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Girls in the University of
Washington are healthier and
better proportioned than those m
any other college in the country.
Never mind who says so. Fig
ures prove It.
Of course, Miss Jessie Merrier,
the women's physical director at
the V. of \\\. thinks so, and sin
cerely hoii.es so. But modesty pre
vents her giving voice to the fact.
"The most perfect feminine fig
ure," said Miss Merrick, "defends
on the person who does the judg
ing. I know many girls whom I
consider beautifully proportioned,
but that is just my idea.
"Figures, statistics and aver
ages count for nothing," continu
ed the supervisor of co-ed health.
"If a day model should be made
according to the average meas
urements of all university girls,
it would be the funniest looking
contortion act off the stage.
"Men are most Interested In
the height and weight of girls.
Women are concerned with girth
measurements. Neither have any
bearing on the physical condition
of the individual. That which
counts is the lung capacity and
the size of the muscles."
The average Washington girl
weighs 120 pounds and Is five feet
two inches tall.
This compared very favorably
with Anette Kellerman, the noted
"mermaid," who weighs 126
pounds and poses at a height or
five feet four. And Annette Is
called "the perfect woman."
One of the beat developed glrla
In the U. of W. Is Miss Lovlna
Spread on the records of
the clerk's book in the feder
al court today is the inter
esting application of Dr. F.
W. Rinkent>erger to be ad
judged a bankrupt.
Rinkenberger is sppposed
to be one of the most suc
cessful and prosperous sur
geons in Tacoma.
He has elaborately fitted
offices in the Fidelity build
ing and a fine residence in
the fashionable quarter of
the city.
bis practice Is of the kind
usually regarded as the ruosT
desirable, the kind that pays
best; he is the family physl-
VOL. X. NO. 35.
30c A MONTH.
Willson. She registers 130 rounds
and is five feet seven inches. Her
home Is in Olympia, where, as in
Tacoma, the willowy, wasp-like
girls are great favorites. Miss
Willson, her friends claim, has
Annette looking like Dr. Mary
Walker when it comes to a ques
tion of physical perfection.
"It's not my fault," Miss Wiil
son will tell you demurely. "Per
haps my interest in athletics has
done It."
Miss Lovlna Willson has played
on four 'varsity teams, baseball,
basket-ball, hockey and tennis.
She is entitled to wear the cher
ished "\V." This la really an hon
or, too, because only ten out of
the 800 or more girls at the uni
versity have this privilege.
The Royal Mail packet steam
ers will call at Northwest ports
each month beginning with June,
according to an announcment
made today by Frank Watertiouse
of the .company bearing his name.
This In addition to the new
service by the Hamburg-American
line will be the most important
addition to the ocean traffic In
The Royal Mall is the largest
steamship corporation in the
world and the present move is
taken as a preparation for trade
via Panama canal.
cian for many a wealthy
family in Tacoma.
In spite of 'all this the en
gaging doctor desires the
federal court to say that he
need not pay these debts:
To Mrs. Irene Rinken
berger 93,800
To Art-hie Mondeau . . -•""•(» -
To a servant girl .... 128
The $3,800 debt is what is
due to the doctor's first wif«,
and he doesn't want to pay
The $250 due to Archie
Mondo.au is for "services"
which Mondeau, an erstwhile
private detective, rendered
the doctor. Mondeau Is now
t'rciirMais of Surgeon Gen
eral Hi »'» it :
Buffulu ii ii l\ «r>i i > grmluate In
I'm. (Hi. in Buffalo 1888 to
Appointed In Hun of Vnlted
.state* M It'll I nirps, Iluvnna,
< iilmi, I Sits.
Orminlif.nl Inuliu denitrtwent of
l*lill!|»|tl in- iMlnniln.
IlH'il out bulHinlp jt hi Kite In
curMlon, Miiullh, I*. 1.
Took iMiHt-KriHliuKe work In
nnlveraltlen In Ilrrllu, Vienna,
llrri.c. I'lins mill London.
Im now Hiirii icenernl of (ho
United States Army TrniiMport
wrvli'f, Ntnlioni-il at Belittle.
Surgeon General Ira C. Brown
of the United States army failed
to pass the medical examination
given in .January, 1912, by the
Washington state board of medi
cal examiner*, and has today filed
an action with Pierce county
courts in which he asks that he
be permitted to practice surgery
and medicine in this state regard
less of their decision to the con
The above credentials of Gen
eral Brown are given by him In
his complaint against the state
board as grounds for the grant
ing of a license l>y the court. He
considers them sufficient evidence
of his fitness.
While General Brown was fil
ing his action this morning, an
other disappointed applicant, who
was examined and turned down
in June, 1912, Dr. Roy L. Pinker
ton, was opening a similar cas«
in Judge Eustprday's court.
Dr. Pinkerton alleges that the
examination was unduly difficult
and over-technical, and charges
that two other applicants were
admitted over him through mis
conduct on the part of one or two
members of the medical board
whose names he does not divulge.
He asserts he was barred through,
passion and prejudice on th« part
of some of the board.
General Brown's assertions are
practically the same as .those-of
Dr. Pinkerton.
The state board of medical ex
aminers are: E. Welden Young,
Seattle; A. Mcßae Smith, Hel
lingham: H. R. Keylor, Walla
Walla; Charles E. Keeler, North
Yakima; K. J. Taggart, Bremer
ton; W. T. Thomas, Tacoma; G.
H. Dow, Chehalis, and E. P. Wit
ter and L. L. Carrlgues, Spokane.
(Ity United Press leased Wire.)
SEATTLE, Jan. 30. —Carrying
out the order of the government
to dissolve the Harrlman railroad
combination, officials of the
Southern Pacific and O. W. R. &
N. railroads will have separate
offices here and in Tacoma and
Vancouver, B. C.
a city police officer.
The $125 debt due a ser
vant girl is for wages.
Mrs. Irene Rinkenberger
secured a divorce from tne
doctor some time ago. She
secured the divorce on un
pleasant charges and the
court awarded her alimony
and her community rights in
the property then held by
the doctor.
But it has been a hard job
to collect the alimony and
Mrs. Rlckenberger No. 1 has
had a rather unpleasant time
about it.
Doctor Rinkenberger re
married very soon after the
here and Seattle by low fares, it proceeded to boost rates to more than double their former
status in many cases. The public service commission finally got to it and blocked the
scheme in part, but allowed a compromise schedule considered eminently fair to the com
But from the viewpoint of monopoly it is intolerable to be held down to the old rates
when there is no competition and the people must ride or lose their homes. Hence the
appeal to the federal court.
If the court grants the relief asked it means another fight of the people against Stone-
Webster that will make the Fern Hill fight look like a prayer meeting.
The people are getting tired of this traction bunko game.
Peter Barbaraz, charged .by
pretty 18-year-old Emma Tamley
of Taeoma with sending her out
In a hypnotic state into rich
homes to steal for him, surlily
, denies, in his cell, at the Seattle
.police station, that he possesses
any such mystic power as the girl
"All bunk," he declared to a
"Times' correspondent today, "thU
hypnotism business. Just be
cause I happened to have a few
books on the subject In my room,
and was studying them, it doesn't
necessarily follow, does it, that I
had the girl under my power."
Barbaraz, the girl told the de
tectives and the prosecutor, has
been living well off what she stole
for him. She says she gave him
$200 in money and diamond rings
worth . $300 in . the past two
"I don't know anything about
hypnotism," says Barbaraz, "and
the girl is a liar."
\ ■ Government agents " have
visited Iliirliiirits. .In jail to
' ilui'M inn him re;'«riliii|; Ills
,' relations with (lie young WO
i num. It was said Tuesday a
\; federal warrant might be in
noun's decree had given the
first Mrs. Rinkenberger her
Now comes the doctor
with the plea that he Is hope
lessly broke —that Is, he
tells the court that he has
about $4,000 In old book ac
Rinkenberger, in short, de
sires to be well and legally
rid of the claims or his Qrst
wife before he flits to the
balmy atmosphere or Los
Angeles where he Intends to
"There is no chance In Ta
ionui for a man of ivy abil
ity," tlie doctor has told his
sui-ii i'liarKinK white .slavery.
The |>iii declares lie took her
from Seattle to Vancouver
for iiiimorul purposes, then
rlmiiKi-d his mind hecausr, us
she says, "I didn't have nerve
enough," und put her to
Detective Majewski, who has
been Investigating the case, Has
located a half dozen girls In va
rious cities of the Northwest who,
he says, were placed In their pres
ent positions an domestics by Bar
baraz, to contribute to hi.s sup
port with their stealing.
The Bungalow Park Improve
ment club will meet Monday
night at Sixth and Stevens to con
sider the referendum on the sal
ary boost at the city hall and Im
provements in the street ear ser
vice. The Green river microbe
will also be discussed or cussed
acquaintances lately. ' "I'm
going to I "- Angeles where I
will specialize and make the
money." '' ■ ■ -.- '- :
But 'ere he flits south
ward, the doctor desires to be
fixed up as a bankrupt. He
doesn't wish 'to be annoyed
by the first wife. ' ■
And to make' things' as
< sure as his ingenuity dic
tates, . - the ' engaging doctor
; baa had the first wire arrest
ed because she opened a let
ter addressed to "Mrs. P. W.
Rinkenberger.' and ; which
was * delivered ;to her. ' ,
Stj> Mrs. Rinkenberger : No. ; l;
is now at liberty "on her rper- '
sonal recognizance" with this
THE flf *%-«ftJ&se clever verses by
Berton Braley, with a smash
ing good drawing by Gory, is
printed on the editorial page of the
Times today. It is worth while.
Mrs. Jessie Murry, wife of Dr.
Fred I■'. Slurry, Tucoiiih dentist,
son South mil street, in a tele
gram today from die Alaskan
mounted police was informed of
the minder of her mother, Mrs.
William I . Smith, in a triple tra
gedy at the Muck Mills road
house. located on the loiu'y
White Hiii.se-Diiwsoii trail.
With the body of Mrs. Smith
were found those of her huslmnd
and Michael Kelly, a stableman,
of whom Smith is said to have
been .jealous. Apparently Smith
hud killed his wife and Kelly and
t-omniitted suicide.
The jealous husband ended his
own life by tying a string 10 the
trigger of his rifle, "placing the
gun between his knees and blow
ing off the top of his. head.
Ernest Durwash, a stage driver,
brought the news of the tragedy
(Ily I'niled Press leased Wire.)
EL PASO, Jan. 30.—Dawn to
day revealed that 1,500 rebel
troops, commanded by Generals
Salazar mid Hojas, surrounded
Juarez on three sides with other
rebel commands approaching.
Col. Castro, Commanding tne gov
ernment troops, has distributed
his troops in trenches and barri
caded the outskirts.
Residents of Juarez flocked
here today, fearjiif.' the rebels
(R.V V lilted Press Leased Wire.)
PITTSBURO, .lan. 10.—Back
ad by the American Federation
of Labor, workmen in :t 1 bis?
steel mills today stand ready to
walk out in a great labor move
ment against non-unionism.
This was the derliiration here
today of Thomas Klynn, an or
ganizer for the labor federation,
who asserted the strikes at Han
kin and Hraddoek. near here,
would be followed by one of the
greatest struggles In the history
of unionism.
Attorney J. Matthew Murray Is
today recovering from a severe
attack of tonsilitis that almost
leached the diphtheria stage, ai
the home of his wife's parents,
11th and J streets. Murray ntands
accused of suborning perjury in
a recent attempted murder trial.
charge standing against her
on the federal court's books.
That.Rlnkenberger Rained
Ills education for , medical
practice • in . Chicago while ■
his wife number one tolled
behind the counters of a de
partment 'store that. 1 they
might have food and shelter
: is'tlie statement made by her
;■; friend*. .;'■.■•', ■:•■/: ,■■-;..■,■.■.',;
, : Uut the * doctor desires 'to
. flit Houtliward . ' where "i his
.:. genius with , the ; lancet .will
V' bring him more ; gold, i more
■ fame and more happiness.
" v And no, he begs the courts
{'■ to Buy that he need not ,pay
ij. his ) debt -to 'this', same wife
; number one. .^. .
to Dawaon. The bodies were dis
covered by "Coffee" Jam, a mm
er, frozen stiff, at the road nouiie.
Kelly's body lay across the Hay
in the utable. Mrs. Smith had
been shot in her own bedroom
and Smith killed himself over the
body of his wife.
A large amount of money lay
scattered over the floor of tn«
Mrs. Smith until 1909 wag a
resident of Tacoma. At that tlm©
she and her daughter went to
Ahiska, where Miss Jessie Smith,
now Mrs. Murry, Boon became the
leading theatrical favorite of the
territory. Sniity at that tim«
was proprietor of a laundry In
Uuwsou and was considered a very
wealthy man.
The mounted police riave pone
to the scene of the crime and
are investigating.
would attack the town befora
night. At midnight federal cou
riers reported that still another
force of rebels Is marching from
Quadelupe to join General Salai
ar'l troops. It was also reported
thut Col. Antonio Robago, at the
head of 1,000 cavalrymen, is
rushing from the federal garrison
at Chihuahua, 20 miles away, to
relieve Juarez. The rebels are
expected to try to intercept Col.
(l»y I'nited Press l.i-.i-., ,| Wire.)
MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 30.—Hugh
C. Wallace of Tacoma, E. M.
House of Texas and H. W. Alex
amli>r of Trenton, N. J., promi
nent democratic leaders in trieir
respective stales, started for
Trenton today following a con
terencp with William J. Hryan
here. This caused tne report that
Hryan l s sending by them a per
sonal message to Presldent-eiect
Wilson accepting the portfolio of
secretary of state.
Judge Mitchell J Gllliam % of
King county superior court
lias decided it, and It's offi
.. A man and his wife cannot
agree. V *
The point wn« ; raised .in
court yesterday when Mrs. J.
I>. Dean of Kent was chal
lenged (from i Kitting on > the
same Jury with her liUNlmnd.
5 Mrs. I lean wax - asked >v If
the presence of her husband on
the Jury would tend to influ
ence her verdict,-". hliouM he
happen to disagree with her.
"It would not," answered
Mm. Dean with great firmness.
"No argument of, your;ji hus
band In the Jury room .-■ would
sway you from a just determi
nation r of; the ; facts?" ;>; In
quired counsel for the defense.
"No, sir. ; I think I can de
cide fairly. and "'lmpartially,
whether Mr. Dean in present or
not.' .-■", ■ ; : :}; ■« ! .;V:;^;ir,S^
. > The lawyers were' 'extremely
solicitous to know if Mrs. Dean
. influenced Dean.' 'H He• was just
• as ] positive as I was ] his I spouse
that be % was.-. Independent J3 of
• thought' and i would be in . this
rase of txtUHL^^ZZ^X^g**
f* ; "I .' would i rather site -'i would
5 not lie there, though," he add
■*ed. v Mrs. Dean was excused.

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