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SHORT, snappy news stories of the
sport world on page 2 of the
Times every day—and so writ
ten that, you need not be a sporting
-Xpert to understand.
The Woolsey Home is up against hard luck and the Times today
ah ks its readers, who In times gone have come to the NMH of
- niiiiiy, ninny victims of plain hard luck witli |»||W and mime
Idiate response for help.
The Wo<»lsey Home is an Xiiethlcat Charity; that is the classifi
h- cation according to sociological ideas.
The Woolsey Home luih no lmard of directors, no examination
I of applicants, no house physician, no claptrap, rod tape and no
•*" -endowment.
It is a home kept hy an elderly woman named Woolsey; she runs
the home to feed, clothe and shelter little children who have heen
cant aside on the dump of society.
Now it doesn't make any difference whether the kids are white
or black or yellow or red; Whether their parents were ever married
■ or not; or whether they are certain to have had miy pan-ills at all,
for that matter.
HwttSr «■ "• ■
Attorneys BOM & Wright with Coiner « 1 entler associated to
day tiled in superior .ourt » complaint charging ono of the most
complicated ami «ntic real esiate bunko ames ever attempt .n
"C°Tho plaintiffs ar© Frederick Rohder, manager of the Regal
Shoe <o...mny, and his clerk, Charles J. Xe.wn.an. They are suing
-1.,,, is P. Roberts and George M. ElUott, local real estate and In
*Ur*Jlobem'fornierlr worked Tor Roh.ler. The story In the com
plaint is tliat hist vein- ho \ven( to Hohder with a story of a won
.lcrfiil piece of valuable property of 7J4 acres in Thurston county
Which four men had bought from the Weyci haeuseis an.l could not
complete payment for. He is alleged to have said the propersy was
$14,000, that they had paid $10,000 and were stuck and both* to
loose it. He urged Hoh(ler i<» so in and they would get trie eqiiNy
of the four men anil grab the property. To get this equity Rohder
i was to put up property he owned and Roberts would put up sonic
more. "
Ilohder was taken down to
j Thurston county and shown beau-
L tlful bottom land and grazing
s land. It was easily worth thon
y Bands, it appeared. Accordingly
■ he deeded $3,000 worth of prop
' erty to Rohder. His clerk, Glias.
s Newman, went in and deeded his
property. Roberts pretended that
he was transferring his property
to the four men, it Is alleged, and
In the settlement Roberts was to
own 79 shares of the 724 acres,
• .Rohder 15 shares, Newman 15
shares and the Roberts Loan com
pany S shares.
Rohder turned over tn addition
— his real estate $900 which Rob
erts is alleged to have declared
was necessary to pay the Weyer
hauser company to prevent a de
fault on the property as the four
original purchasers could not meet
it. Newman paid him $306 in
cash to clear the property he
turned over.
Now it Is alleged the whole
BMipme was a fraud hatched by
There were no four men who
bought the land from Weyerhaus
ers, it is alleged. The land he
showed Kohder is not the land
bought at all. the land bought be
ing almost worthless hillside. The
"whole price to be paid the Weyer
hausers is only $3,623.10 and it
never had been sold before, it is
alleged. • .
In the meantime the affair was
complicated by Roberts buying a
$2,000 automobile from W. R.
Shoemake of the Iluetel Business
college. To secure payment he
gave him a hold on his interest
in the 724 acres.
-.„ Now Shoemake is out his auto
- mobile and Roberts has sold it to
innocent purchasers', It is said.
i In settling up Roberts had
Newman deed his property to El
liott. Elliott promptly sold, It is
alleged, for nvuch less than it was
worth. Now Rohder and Newman
believe they _ have been bunkoed
completely, having only 30 shares
out of IX7 in 724 acres of untlll
able land worth at the highest
$3,623, while Roberts and Elliott
•tsv-ho put in nothing, have the rest.
They therefore ask for Judg
ment against Elliott and Itoberts,
that the property still in their
possession be returned, that they
be required to pay about $1,000
damages, and that the fraudulent
transaction.be nullified and the
interest of Roberts and Shoemake
..in the Weyerhauser land be .wiped
Arreßted October 5 last for
grand larceny, B. J. Larson was
given a preliminary hearing De
fore Justice DeWitt M. Evans this
afternoon. Larson was an agent
In Tacoma for the Postal* Tel
egraph Cable company and tt is
alleged he was behind in his ac
counts $193.42. He Is out on
$500 bail. He is represented by
Attorney Frank Kelly.
(I nite.l I'rcjs Leased Wire.)
nkw York, Feb. 5.—
The stock market opened
qufet but steady today.
TheTacoma Times
VOL. X. NO. 40.
30c A MONTH.
SEATTLE, Kt>b. s.—Despite
the efforts of the friends of Dr.
Philip Rexford 'Waughop to pre
vent the physician's marriage to
Miss Ntllle Kloss, superintendent
of the Queen City sanitarium, the
couple are today man and wife.
They were married at midnight
by Rev. Hergman, pastor of the
Madison street M. E. church, after
outwitting the county auditor.
When friends of Dr. Waughop
learned of the doctor's intentions
Tuesday to marry Miss Kloss
they hurried to the auditor's of
fice and temporarily prevented
them from getting a license,
charging that at that time Dr.
Waughop was incompetent to
choose a wife, lie had been tak
ing treatment for insomnia at the
sanitarium. Arriving at the
court house Dr. Waughop and his
bride-to-be were refused a license.
Saying that they would secure
a license in some other county,
they led officials at the county
auditor's office to believe that no
further attempts would be made
by the pair to secure a license
from that office. At S o'clock at
night the two again visited the
auditor's office and secured a
license from a clerk who had not
received instructions regarding
the case.
Charged with using the malls
to further "illegal medical ser
vices," Dr. Burton E. Paul, one or
the most prominent and success
ful young phyicians in Tacoma,
is today at liberty under $3,000
bonds, following his arrest In his
office in the Fidelity building yes
Dr. Paul was indicted in Wash
ington, D. O.| some months ago,
following the crusade of the post
oftlce department against medical
Dr. Paul's Indjctment followed
here yesterday, the grand Jury
turning in a secret bill. Bond
was furnished by two physicians,
friends of Dr. Paul.
The accused doctor says he
knows of no act of his that war
rants the indictment.
Dr. Paul was in the federal
court tod>y and arraigned. He
was gTVen until February 17 to
enter his plea.
Charging that his wife Was of
"prepossessing"' app&afance and
fond of other metis society, aa
well as being (Of ungovernable
temper, ,T. P. Hawking filed suit
of divorce against Marie Hawkins
this morning. Tbe couple were
married Nov. 1, 1905, and have
no children.
Sometimes "Mother" Woolsey has a pretty hard time of it to
keep the fires burning, and the little shoes and stocking** mended
and whole; so far, there has never been any hunger nor privation.
The Woolsey Home needs help and it needs it mighty quick.
They need money out there to buy wood for the stoves; they
need money to pay the rent and money to buy food.
There are today fourteen little waifs there. These children are
the deserted little kills wiioin noiiidy else wanted; they were kicked
and cuffed from piilnr to post tiil "Mother" Woolscy found out
about them and took them into her tender, merciful, motherly care.
Mine you, "Mother" Woolsey doesn't drii_ down a comfortable
salary f"r being' superintendent of her home.
And it may be pwltita that "Mother" Woolsey doesn't know »
thing ■boot Sociology! nor does she give a hoot about the scientific
method of charity dispensation.
Is Coming
Well, now that we've
heard old Doe Cook tell us
about the North Pole we will
soon have in our midst. Cap
tain Ronald Amundsen, who
found the South Pole and
while there will probably be
no arguments about it in
Taconia, the Cap'n's appear
ance here will lie an affair of
some eclat, which means
hooray and joyfest.
The local Norwegian s-ocie
ties are planning to give the
Cap'n a big reception and
the explorer wfll give an il
lustrated lecture in the Ta
conia theater—the date is
April 4.
J. V\ . Itt'okuw cannot under
stand the strange methods of
compulation of the Bell Triepiione
monopoly in fixing rates, go lie
wrote to the council this morning
xuggesting that the proj.cr tiling
to do with the telephone ordi
nance is to "postpone pciinit
Brokaw says if CommTssioner
Mills was going to take a con
tract to drive piles he would drive
1,000 at a lower rate per pile
than he would 100, but the tele
phone company when it gets 30,
--000 telephones in use wants to
get more per " ' telephone ttian
when it only has 12,000, It is
too much for him and he' thinks
for other Tacoma citizens, so he
thinks the whole franchise matter
better be dropped.
Complaints that Italian labor
ers working on street improve
ments in the vicinity of 38th and
M streets are insulting school
girls and even grown women were
made to the Times today by some
of the women who have been
made victims.
It is charged that the laborers
accost young girls who are on
their way home from school late
In the afternoon, and two young
matrons standing on the corner
last week were accosted by two
of the men and vilely insulted.
The women are up in arms to
day and threaten to apply for
warrants but say they naturally
shrink from publicly appearing to
prosecute in such cases.
City Willing to
Sell Old Bridge
The city hag a bridge to sell.
When the old 11th street swing
bridge is torn down it Is to ue
sold. The contractor must take
it at $11,000 if the city cannot
sell It but if the city can get more
It will get the benefit of It. Ac
cordingly the controller was or
dered to advertise it Tor 30 days
(By United I'ress Leased Wire.)
PHILADEIiPHIA, l'eb. 5. —
( .irlM-.l iii giddy tiglitN, tlie society
women of lMilladelplUa ninile it
clear to all the world toitay by a
pro-ljcnten masque bail wiiieli
broke all records for revelry tliut
the name of ".slow-town" fits
their burgh no more.
Many of the women at the liali
were attired in tunics falling just
below their hips and pantaloons
or fleshings completed a picture
which was never outdone in the
dizziest functions ever pulled off
in "raw Chicago" by Hlnky Dink
or Bathhouse John.
Scores of the most prominent
society women in the East were
present at the event. Elgnty per
cent of them tabooed dresses ami
if there are any who today do not
know what the lower hair of Phil
adelphia society looks like they
are either blind or were not at
the ball.
At midnight, when Lent came
in, the revelry wns at Us . el.elit.
Tlie clock was stopped and t;ie
dancing and wining proceeced
until the superintendent of Hor
ticultural hall, where me b;iil
was held, turned out the lights
after daylight began to stream
through the windows early today.
Even then the dancers wanted to
continue the festivities, but tiie
superintendent was adamant, and
the "hottest" ball Philadelphia
ever saw was at an end.
(Ily VnHi-ri Press Leased Wire.)
AIKEN, S. C, Feb. 5. — Tlie
"mystery case" in which Freder
ick O. Beach, a rich New Yorker,
is on trial here for an alleged
attempt to cut his wife's throat,
probably will go to the jury this
The defense has half a dozen
witnesses, among them Tleach ana
his wife, who will declare she
does not. believe it was her Ihib
liand who gashed her throat ;n
the yard of their home one dark
Closing arguments in the case
will be brief.
A. K. Lorenz, a reporter, and
S. E. Holley. a policeman, testi
fied to the scenes in the Beach
yard after the attack. Holley tes
tified that the footprints Beach
indicated as those of his wifo's as
sailant, were made by Holley be
fore the assault.
DAWSOX, . Feb. 5. —
Mounted Police. iip(;iin Tel
ford brought word here today ■
clt'iirlng up the* mystery Niir
rounding tlio killing by Wil- '■'
liani F. Smith of his wife and
a teamster, after which he
killed himself. . The tragedy
. resulted from a quan-cl be-:,'
j twern smith and his wife I
'" over • the mouey the ;~ latter "
wanted to make a trip to Ta
conia to see.', her .mother. S3 ■
Mrs. Smith left ;\ » ■; note *
". which" bejiinsi "Dear Jessie: -
Will is-golng to Klioot me ami
: himself.' I do not think—
• The last word .mis in m
\ scrawl. '»■ li*j.'''jV..:' *^-*^
County Engineer M. Roy
Thompson went to Olympla today
to agitate the questions of hard
surface roads and permanent
highways. lie is expec:ea to be
back tomorrow morning.
She is lust a tender-hearted, good woman like your mother and
mine; she felt that she would he serving humanity and doing (lie
Lord* work l>est if she gnve her life to the rare of the destitute
little ouicastN who might come her way.
Only a day or two ago when a BOOT, weary, unhappy mother and
her thirteen-year-old invalid daughter had no other place to find
.. friendly roof, they went to "Mother" Woolsey and they were taken
in and warmed and fed and tenderly nursed.
The Times knows all nlmut ".Mother" Woolsey and it knows
that she has a wonderful little institution out there at tilth and
Sheridan streets.
And now this samp "Mother" Woolsey needs help and she needs
it rivhi now; today!
It is mighty square shooting that the people of this big, busy
town with all its prosperity and happiness and all that, will come
across with the money for her and her home, and the fourteen little
<*■ ♦ ♦ <B><^s> ♦ ♦ ♦ <$• i> <s> <$><&•$> ♦ <J> ♦
Well—this is the limit!
The Tacoma insurance brokers
were today notified by the New-
York agents of Lloyds, the great
Uritish insurance exchange, that
when Adeline Genee, the dancor,
appears here on the 13th cf this
month that representatives shall
meet her at the train; see that
she pets to and from the theater
and hotel and then see her safely
on hci way to the next stand.
Tile reason is simple. Lloyds
has the insurance on Genee's an
kles, toes and —er—calfs, or
should it be calves?
If the dainty toe dancer frac
tures one single toe while on the
American tour, Lloyds must come
through with 1,000 pounds, near-
Ijy |:>,OGO.
If n tendon in her —cr —calf
Is Kpi'iitned, Lloyds must pay an
equivalent of $13,250; which, no
matter how shapely the calf, is
some money—what?
(Ry I,'nltod l*res» Leased Wire.)
• OLYMPIA, Feb. 5.— Fearing a
ride on a modern railroad train
and preferring to journey behind
a horse, Mrs. Mary Daugherty,
103 years old, has just completed
a trip from Portland to Tumwater
In ? company .with her son, James
Daugherty, aged 72 years.
» The pair were on the road five
r NKW OW/HANH,- -Feb. «. —
"Yes, I'm a j hobo and proud 'of
It." ,-- -;-• ; ' :-.,••-.■■ ■••
V This was tlio declaration made
l»y Mrs. ■ Nina . Mcliride, daughter
..I 1 niii-d State* Senator Harry
Lane iof Portland, Ore., \ mlii>«*
leaving here '. with. tin- lust , group
of dcleKutes to "lilt the ties" fol
liiunn; ' the ii recent ■ lioho . conven-
Il.;ii. „ While ' hero she lived \ with
her liiipluiiml, Ikfi Mcflridc, In a
room 5 over 2 a lwiloon,^^^C^fiS:
[5.:; PErer ridden fc? the rods?" Btaa
waa asked ; . ;,..v
So now nil the Insurance chaps
in town are envying the special
jrouni man who represents
And the special young man is
(earful that his name will be
made public, for he is engaged to
a real nice girl, and—well, you
know how engaged girls retard
tiiese little business affairs!
(liy I'nited PNM Leased Wire.)
BBLLINOHAM, Feb. Fi. —A sur
prise was sprung in the superior
court here this morning wlien
Judge Hardin denied the motion
of the defense for an instructed
verdict of acquittal in the Seattle
bank conspiracy case. The court
rilled against all three contentions
of the defeir/! on which the mo
tion was based and the case will
now go to the jury.
days and arrived in the best of
condition. The aged woman,
who is the mother of sixteen chil
dren, and five of whose sons serv
ed with the Union army during
the Civil war, wan born in Ire
laud in 1810, and although she
journeyed across the Atlantic
ocean and has done some little
riding on trains, she does not
consider them safe.
■ "I refuse- to be interviewed,"
slip laughed back.
Mrs. McUrlde is yoiinpr and
handsome. She wag Tormerly so
ciety editor of a Portland paper.
She expects to start a lecture tour
on socialism in British Columbia
I/SNDON, Keb. s.—Dispatches
received fron ConHtuntlnop'e to
day deny that Scutari has fallen
or that the Turkish commander
there is negotiating with a Tiew
to capitulation.
OH, look, ladies! The vegetable
variety of hats comes in this
spring, and there is a striking
new photograph of the Cantaloupe
Crown to be found on page 5 today.
kids whom everybody else has forgotten or overlooked or pas«c«l
on— bat "Mother* 1 Woolsey.
It need be only a little from all of us; a illme isiven by every
render (if the Times would put "Mother" Woolsey in wife harbor for.'
n long time to come.
Give a dollar if you cmi; » 23-rent piece will help a whole lot
and a dime will Ih- welcome as a dollar.
St'iid whatever you can and srn<l it (trnl(ht to "Mother" Wool.;,
seys; I>OVT Si:.\l» IT TO TIIK TIMKB.
Her name is Mrs. I<. M. Woolsey, and the uddress is i:»OK South
lilili street.
Spare her and her work a dollar if you can; and If thiii|ts ar»
not just right uilh your finances (odiiy, (.end lier a dime.
"Mother" Woolsey is doing at l>i« woman's work in Tacoma,
because it Is one of (hose Jobs that nobody likes to tackle; help her
nut with that jol> and do It today. ''":
Meeting the suit of the Stone-Webster traction
monopoly to boost Lnterurban rates with a demand
for a reduction of the present rates, citizens along
the interurban 7") strong met at Milton last night and
showed a determination to fight.
"The interurban makes the plea that it earned
only 1.2 per cent profit on $4,000,000 last year." said
G.X. Singer. "That may be true, but I don't believe
the people should be asked to pay dividends on wa
tered stock. I don't believe the road cost more than
$400,000, and we are asked to pay dividends on $3,-
GOO.ooo worth of Bauer."
Kates Too Illl'h. I
The sentiment represented the I
idea of the whole crowd, They j
iMtSted rules were already too I
high. They attacked the public
■ervlce eommlssloo for not reduc
ing them below what they are
now and appointed a committee
headed by Key. B, M. Gelspy to
wait on Oovernor Lister and ask
him to appoint a new commission
that will stand by the people.
Attorney K. W. (ireenman, rep
resenting Milton, said h<> had con
ferred with tin- public service
commission mid they expressed a
determination to stand by the
suburbanite and would fight the
Stone>Webtter suit to the U. s.
supreme court to keep the com
pany from raisins the rates.
OffeN to .Sell Slock on New I toad
John s. Wheeler of the Seattle-
Tacoma-Olympia interurban pro
ject, offered the people stock in
tho new company at $100 ■ inara
and Hid Cari were being l)iiilt at
Renton now for the line which
would make the trip from Tacoma
to Seattle in half an hour. A com
mittee was appointed to inter
view Wheeler.
Every speaker present almost
denounced the present rates as
too hitfh and they will make a
fight for a lower rate than now
prevails on the line
The following officers were se
lected to serve: TTiomus Short,
sr., Milton, president: Artnur
Simons, Milton, secretary; Rev.
Earls M. GMeney Alfona, vice pres
ident, and John S. Williams, Hil
ton, treasurer.
Center street urchins want a
plate to play. The following let
ter to the mayor was nanded UJT
him to the com mission this morn
"Mayor Seymour,
Dear Sir: lis boys nave
no play ground out on Cen
ter street. There are four
lots in Van Ousen's addition
and My I'nc.le John Mun;/.
sah] we can have the use or
them if you plea«e level
them off for us. These :ois
used to. be our playground
before the contractor uunip
ed a lot of dirt on Uwa
grading J street."
This letter was signed by T,e
roy Mayberry and 12 other Bciiool
The mayor referred it to Com
missioner Woods who had de
stroyed the playground.
"I'll do nothing with It," said
ConimlHsioner Woods. "I'll not
spend any money to fix the place."
Wlfili HK I'H(KI)
» •:'. • I'MHCK BONDS
...As a result of the.hearing De
fore Justice .of the reace West
cott ■ afternoon, Mike
Hosnnovich, accused or i tureaten
liig to kill htg brother Peter, will
be placed under bonds tosceep tne
peace,: probably to j the ; extent jof
the 'alleged; affection or Mike for
his brother'b wlrt^^^^^^EijS
. \
All city liiienieii and Iniini.-n
helpers constituting on in my of
about .",(• men, went on vtluir uua
practinilly a Ml Ike tills iiKiininK
when tlu-y nune to the city hail
anil found their »uviants for tlie
•laniiHiy pa> had not yel lK.*en
Mayor Seymour in looking over
the payroll found the linemen
u<rc credited up vwth as lu^h us
::.". days in the month. He <li<l
not see how a man wag going io
>:H in that time without violating
the eight hour law so he neWl up
the warrants until he coujd get
an explanation.
in the meantime tnn whole
lone simply stood around In tho
city ball and waited. The mayor
finally signed the warrants after
Lawton told him it was for extra
j time, and was all right.
In the meantime tne loss of
time amounted to $72.10.
<'it> Electrician Thorn now
wants to know who stands this.
NEWPORT, H. 1., Feb. r..—An
automobile trip to San Francneo
and I-op Angelei is planned today
by Miss Dorothy Rateman of
Newport, who was willed $f>oo,
--000 by the laic Ko.ss R. Winaua
Of li.'lll iljllll 'I.
For Tacoma and vi
' cinit \ : Rain or snow
tonight and Thurs
day; continued <-old.
For Washington;
■ Rain or snow west;
snow flurries east
portion tonight or
Thursday; continued
! cold.
Menzies &
Stevens Co.
T. 3. Fr.KKTWOOD, Mgr.
913-915 Pacific ay.
Tacoina. Wash.
Holeproof y 2 Hose
Six Pairs
Guaranteed to wear six
months or new ones
given in their place.

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