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THE TIMES OFFERS THE GREATEST GALAXY OF SHORT STORIES EVER PRINTED IN TACONA
Gould you aak for anything better In the line of flrtlon than
stories from the pens of authors of such popularity as Jack l^>n
don, Rex Beach, Kdith Wharton, Margaret Deland, John Fox, Jr.,
George Bernard Shaw, M.vra Kelly, and the dozens of others that
the Times has announced for its series of I. am plight Ntories for
Winter Saturday Nights? Do you like romance, love stories, so
ciological skits, detective stories, tales of adventure, mystery, or
chv*«ic*? The leading author in every one of these is represented
in galnxy of writers who have contracted to supply readers of the
Times with the best efforts of their liens this winter. It is the
greatest triumph of modern newnpa|>erdoiii, and no other paper in
can give sucU a series of great works.
THE BEST FEATURES,
THE BEST PICTURES,
THAT'S THE TIMES.
A MOB of poets has raided Oscar
Wild's grave in Paris and car-
Tied off the decorations. We
don't understand what the
racket Is about but when the
poets go to rioting, we're to the
underbrush.
LLOYD-GEORGE says: "I'm glad
to see that the spirit of mili
tancy is withering." Ladies, it
comes from letting George wear
that new hat three days In suc
cession.
EACH OP THE six children of
Brewer Busch inherits an in
come of $1,000 a day. Don't
kick, if you helped drink them
Into it!
RICHARD HOOD, wealthy N. Y.
contractor, is suing his wife for
property given her, because he
has been "simply a parrot to
her." Yep! some husbands are
parrots, some birds.of prey,
Borne little chickadees, some
turtle doves, and occasionally
there's an old rooster.
WE NOTE THAT HEARST was
able to announce the day be
fore the election, that he had
elected Mitchell mayor of New
York. It takes a real early
worm to get up before Birdie
Hearst.
NOW CHINA'S president has
kicked 300 balky members out
of parliament! When it comes
to using the big stick, that
Chinese president is no heath
en.
ORTIE M'MANIGAL, confessed
dynamiter, who is out of Jail,
Is one of the few who feel most
comfortable when in jail.
KANSAS CITY transfer men must
hereafter report to police, each
day, the name of people whose
household goods have been
moved and the new address.
That makes it hard to Jump a
butcher's bill.
THREE MEN In Clayton, Mo., He
In Jail for six months, forgot
ten. Maybe It would be a good
idea to check up some of our
Jails once in a while to see if
any prisoners awaiting trial
have been overlooked.
THE DRY hard cnist of bread Is
more easily digested than soft
bread because It requires more
. mastication, 'tis said. That's
consoling to folks who have no
butter.
THAT NEWSPAPER neadline
writer who wrote "Little Tam
many Money In Sight" last
week might use it over again
this week.
DETROIT JUDGE rules that a
wife has a right to fascinate
• her husband. Now, what the
dickens are they up to?
AS A MATTER of labor uplift
even Philadelphia's female
choir singers under 21 years of
age are not to sing after 9
p. m. It's a darned mean ordi
nance that turns the warbling
over to tenor and basso bo
early as that.
THE IDEA of choosing Waters
for head of the Dry Farming
Congreas, the hypocrites!
»ID YOU NOTICE that lad ex
pression on .Tussle Wilson's face
in the picture of her out shop
ping for her wedding outfit?
How she will miss going out
shopping with dad'a pocket
book!
ACCORDING to astronomer*,
then are 300 «tar ß 100 times
v large an our san and 200,
--000 about as large.
FASHION WRITER says the back
of a woman's sown la of the
greatest Importance. Yea. Just
think —If it wasn't there!
The Tacoma Times
30c A
MONTH
HEAR FINAL
EVIDENCE
OH RATES
PUBIiIC HER VICE COMMISSION
OPENS FINAL SESSION
Illilti: TO l>l I I lOIIM PRO
PER RATES FOR AMERICAN
LAKE AND SPANAWAV RESI
DENTS.
The public service commission
opened a session at the Commer
cial club today to take final evi
dence in the case brought by the
patrons of the Pacific Traction
line to American lake, protesting
against the attempt of the com
pany to pull off the commutation
tickets and demanding lhat the
old fares be maintained of a
round trip for a quarter and com
mutation fares at 10 cents each
way.
State Engineer P. S. Burrows
gave the facts of the cost and
valuation and receipts of the com
pany. He showed the property
can be reproduced for $452,000.
The Puget Sound electric bought
it by assuming the $400,W0
bonds and giving 2,000 shareß of
their own stock worth $71,000.
The cash invested in the line up
to this time had been $606,000,
so they got it $133,000 less than
cost.
The receipts never were enough
to pay operating expenses until
1910 but have continually In
creased. In 1912 after 'paying
operating expenses and taxes the
company had $22,039.72 left.
Even cutting out $9,564 for de
preciation of the line it had $13,
--000 left. This is not enough to
pay interest of more than about 3
per cent on the investment
The Traction company will
have nothing left apparently after
it gets through with the hearing
if it pays Its legal talent and en
gineering experts and Judge
Shackelford, J. A. Howe and Sen
ator Piles as attorneys at the
hearing besides lesser luminaries
of the law and engineering world.
JUDGE GIVES
WARNING TO
EMPLOYERS
Employers in Tacoma who dis
charge employes who are called
upon to serve as jurors in the
Pierce county courts will be se
verely dealt with. Superior Judge
W. O. Chapman, hearing the ex
cuses of new jurors who wished
to be relieved of duty, today de
clared that any such employer
would be arrested for contempt of
court and given harsh treatment.
"I want to say that if any per
son ig discharged from work be
cause their time la taken up by
Jury duty, his employer will be
brought before the court and pun
ished severely," announced the
court. "Such an act would at the
least, be entirely unpatriotic."
Of the November venire, 10
men asked to be excused today.
It waa noticeable that the 22
women summoned all accepted
jury duty without demure.
Promote Firemen
William Braaten and Thomas
F. O'Donnell were promoted to
positions of captain in the Taco
ma fire department; S. L. Buck
was appointed lieutenant; and Ar
thur M. Olson and Charles C.
More were appointed hosemen by
an order of Commissioner Mil la
Saturday afternoon. »
" BLUE EYED BABY GIRL," SECURED THROUGH NEWSPAPER AD. GOES BACK TO MOTHER
; WANTKD—Koine kind-hearted woman, to adopt big ;. bine- J^'; i
• w,.T4-V.!Seyed; baby ;girt.r; -;■ •;._■' ;. ,;. •*•' „■ • -*• *■; - - ,-,: v.; >„-. "-.'r-.".' >'■:
Jba^Thta two-line ad," Inserted in a Moscow, Idaho, newspaper twelve
years ago, began ;an Interesting series of events that culminated offi
cially today when it was .; placed lin | the ; hands, of I Deputy Prosecutor
W. D. • Askron. 1": .'■ The 1 woman who ';. Inserted I the '" ad t was : ; destitute,
alone, and \ unable 'to : support t her family. The woman " who I adopted
the £ child—a ;; bright, blue-eyed babe >of .two 1 years-—has | raised» and
educated llt Into a beautiful; t&len ted ( girl.; The ; mother, remarried |
and wealthy, has taken \ the. child from Its • fostermother —technically
kidnaped I —and has gone; back to her Idaho ] home ■ with ' her loved
one. ••■:-.^ i. ■ ■&*& p^^^^mmmmmim^^^s^M
raMM, V Charles Robinson, living near Spanaway, was : the > woman 9
who noticed the tiny .'classified'; ad, and went to. the home of Mrs.
George IL. Thomas, to I inspect 1 the "blue-eyed | baby t girl." Both
women < lived .in Moscow.^ Mm. Robinson I was \ charmed' at ' first sight
of the infant, took ■It to: her, bosom,* hurried 'home with , it;: and '■ later
Lamplioht otories tor
Winter oatvrdax Ntehts
For Tacoma and vicinity: Cloudy tonight and Tuesday, probably rain.
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
VOL. X. NO. 277. TACOMA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, NOVEMBERIO. 1913.
MISS JESSIE WILSON WHO
WILL BE THE THIRTEENTH
WHITE HOUSE BRIDE SOON
Latest and best portrait of M iss Jessie Wilson, President Wil
son's daughter, who will be married at the White House on No
vember 25 to Francis Bowes Say re.
TRUE SITUATION
IS MADE PUBLIC
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 10.
—Huerta hasn't defied the ad
ministration. The administration
hasn't closed its door finally to
the Huerta government nor has it
thrown its door open to Carranza,
the rebel leader. These facts
were made plain at the executive
offices as far as the United States
is concerned and no new Mexican
policy has been adopted, it Is stat
ed. The gravity of the situation
is recognized but the president
MENDEL BEILIS FREED
OF CHARGE OF MURDER
KIEFF, Russia, Nov. 10.—The
Mendel Beilis Jury returned a ver
dict tonight acquitting him of the
murder of 12-year-old Andrei
Muschinsky, said by the prosecu
tion to have been a victim of a
Jewish ceremonial calling for hu
man sacrifice.
That Beilis was innocent no in
telligent person who followed the
PROPOSES MARRIAGE
TO MRS. PANKHURST
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10.—Dr.
Henry S. Tanner, aged 85, who
once fasted forty-four days and
who admitted he la won by Mrs.
Pankhurst's ability to withstand
allurements of food, /-announced
today that if the militant vislta
Lob Angeles, he will propose mar
said he still harbo-g a faint hope
that diplomatic pressure will
bring the dictator to terms. News
paper correspondents to whom the
president gave weekly reception,
learned definitely from him that
he Is not preparing a message to
congress recommending recogni
tion of the rebels, neither has.
Lind made a final report. The
president. It is announced, doe«
not intend to send a message at
present.
trial doubted. It waa plain the
prosecution wanted to make out
such a case as would arouse the
entire Christian population
against the Jews. Probably the
verdict would have been guilty as
planned but for the widespread
interest the case aroused abroad.
The verdict was received with a
roar of disapproval from the
crowd outside the court house.
riage. Until he heard of Mrs.
Pankhurst's feats Tanner had no
intention of marrying until he
reached a hundred. The doctor
suggested the pair would be able
to live economically, in view of
their known ability to each forego
r food.
officially adopted it
The Robinsons moved to Tacoma and purchased a ranch near
Spanaway. For twelve years th* child, Gladys, has been a. member
of tin- family, has been educated, taught music, and given all the
accomplishments that the Robinsons could furnish.
Two week* ago Mrs. TBomas, the actual mother of Gladys, came
to Tacoma. She was elegantly dressed and bore all the appearncea
of affluence. She was invited to the Robinson home, and became
"acquainted" with the daughter thaj sh<j had not seen since she
was a baby. The "acquaintance" ripened into love oa the child's
part, and last week Mrs. Thomas started on her return home, accom
panied by the girl.
Mrs. Robinson applied for aid in recovering the child today.
She wept copiously, and declared that her love for the adopted baby
was as great as though the child were her own.
But Mrs.- Robinson cannot regain her blue-eyed baby. Accord
ing to law. Qladys, now over 14 year* of ace, can nominate her own
QUIT THIS FOOLING
It looks as if somebody kicked a hat with a brick in it.
The little toy balloons certain would-be sages with unwarranted assumption of leadership
have been pumping up with hot air to the tune of "Force Stone-Webster to build to the tideflats,"
has collapsed, and these erstwhile noisy ones have nothing but the shreds of a bursted issue left in
their hands.
The ultimatum of Stone-Webster hit them a solar plexus and Mayor Seymour and the city com
mission who dawdled away half a year of precious time in wise deliberation and whispered confer
ences with these self-assumed leaders of thought have been shown up to the public supremely ridic
ulous.
SIX MONTHS A(JO THE TIMES MADE THE STATEMENT: "A STREET RAILWAY
WILL NEVER BE OPERATED OVER TACOMA HIGH BRIDGE AND THE TIDEPLATS UN
TIL THE CITY BUILDS AND OPERATES IT." That statement was true then. It is true now.
It will be true six months from now.
But Mayor Seymour is opposed to municipal ownership of street railways.
So the subsidized organs and the little clackers who were going to show just how to bring Stone-
Webster to time instanter played on his sentiments and for six months they have kept THE CITY
COMMISSION BUSY "FORCING STONE WEBSTER TO BUILD ON THE FLATS."
In the meantime those tired mechanics have continued to walk some thousands of miles every
day.
And just as long as the city commission pays attention to the little two-by-four statesmanship of
the gentlemen who have been advising it in many ponderous conferences on how to "Force Stone-
Webster to build on the tideflats," those tired mechanics will still walk.
The way to get service on the tideflats now is just the same as it was six months ago. Just the
same as the people endorsed by their ballots —the construction of a municipal street railway line.
THE TIMES WOULD HAVE ENJOYED THE SPECTACLE OF THE LITTLE PETTY
FOGGING advisers of the council in their windy efforts to "Force Stone-Webster to build on the
tide-flats" if it were not so serious to those poor fellows over there who have to walk these wearly
*niles. It was funny to see them—these chaps who knew so much better than the people who voted
for a municipal line. They were simply going to force Stone-Webster willy-nilly.
But now that they have had their way and delayed the municipal project six months making the
workingmen walk just that much longer, possibly the city council will decide to heed the voice of
the people and let these little would-be leaders and solvers of great problems explode their little toy
balloons of hot air unheeded.
The whole street railway proposition was gone over before the people spoke.
This six months has evolved nothing new except a few more new jackasses who thought they
could "force Stone-Webster."
It is time for the city commission to get busy and hearken to the vox populi.
J. M. MAC LEAN
PASSES AWAY
THIS MORNING
J. Murry Mac Lean, secretary
and treasurer of the Mac Lean
Brothers' Grocery company, died
this morning at the family resi
dence, 711 South Sheridan ave
nue, after suffering from a com
plication of diseases. He was 37
years of age. and leaves a widow,
Mrs. Bernice Mac Lean, and
daughter, Margaret.
Mr. Mac Lean, one of the best
known retail merchants In Taco
ma, was a prominent member of
the Tacoma Elks' lodge, and a
member of the Knights of Py
thias and Modern Woodmen. The
funeral will be held tomorrow aft
ernoon at 2 o'clock from the fam
ily residence, under direction of
the C. C. Mellinger company.
BANKRUPTCY
Petitions of involuntary bank
ruptcy have been filed against
Carl O. Sutherland, prominent in
the logging industry near Taco
ma, alleging that he owes debts
amounting to f2f>,non, accrued
with Tacoma merchants.
'FRAID OF FRASER
NEW YORK Nov. 10.—The
executive committee of the Amer
ican Jewish committee at the an
nual meeting reported grave dan
ger of a wholesale massacre of.
Jewa in Russia as a result of the
religious feeling aroused by the
Mendel He.ills trial on the charge
of ritual murder.
HOME
EDITION
TIDEFLAT LINE CLUB
CONVENTION OF
LABOR MEN
OPENS
SEATTLE, Nov. 10.—The 23rd
annual convention of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor opened
here today for a two weeks' ses
sion. It promises to be the moat
Important in the history of the or
ganization.
Welcomed to the state of Wash
ington by Gov. Ernest Lister and
to the city by Mayor Geo. F. Cot
terill, both of whom made enthus
iastic speeches In support of the
principles of organized labor, the
delegates went to work on fed
eration bnalnesa. All Seattle join
ed in greeting the visitors.
The Hippodrome, in which the
main sessions will be held, waa.
packed and the crowd outside
gave it the appearance of a na
tional political convention.
President Gompera opened the
convention.
TOWN WIPED OUT
PORT WILLIAM, Ont., Nov. 10
—Fire practically wiped ont the
town of Niplgon, Ont., 60 miles
west from here, during the high
wind yesterday. Many residents,
homeless and penniless, have fled
to Fort William for auccor.
guardian. All that Mrs. Robinson can do. according to the Infor
mation given her by Deputy Aakren, la to bring civil action to pay
for the 12 years' support of the child.
The foßtermother, legally deprived of the child that she haa
reared as her Own, left the courthouse with tear-filled eyea.
And in Moscow, Idaho, la today being celebrated a reunion of
mother and daughter that la only marred by a single thing—the
tears of a little foatermotber in Hpanaway.
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Watch next Saturday's Times for the first article of this ,
truly great series.'.- i Writers. who i are ; today i receiving - top-notch |
prlcos for; their; stories will appear each; Nnturday night in 1 the I
Times with their very beat work. For a penny yon will get equal i
or, even better than the •torlen of famous authors In 5 the latest
magazines. Every story we will print during the winter will lie a
winner by a star writer. It Is not a cane of filling space. £: It IsJ
an Instance of modern new»|ia|»er agility In signing up contract* |
for the VKKY VKST works of the VKIIV-lIKHT AI'THOKM. l There «
i.« not a name In tlie Hot of authors who will appear In the Sat- :
unlay Night column that Is not common to the reader of modern jj
fiction,' or clummchl prone. .There Is not a story but will rank m
one of' the VTtnV UEMT from the brain of **»« »"h" *•-***** u.>>.'j
THE WORLD'S NEWS
IN CONDENSED FORM,
THAT'S THE TIMES.
TIDEFIiATS CAR UNE CLUB
I hereby join the Tldeflats Car Line Club and agree to use my
best endeavor uiml influence in having a car line constructed over
the tideflato by the city of Tacoma.
No Street.
Ward Precinct.
Above la a fac simile of a cir
cular, printed on post carls, that
will be sent about the city. If
you do not receive one, and are
in favor of a municipally owned
car line, clip out the fa<: almlle
coupon, fill it out, and mall it to
the Times. All coupons received
by the Times will be turned over
to the Tideflatfi Car Line club im
mediately and signers will be en
rolled as members of the new or
ganization.
Asserting; a vigorous demand
for a municipal atreet car line
across the 11th street High bridge
and over the ttdeflata. SOO work
era on the tideflata met at noon
today and became charter mem
oera of he "Tldeflat Car Line
club."
Each member pledged himself
to work forcefully for a munici
pal line, and the club, after the
organization was perfected, ad
dressed a act of resolution* to the
Tacoma commissioners demand
ing that action be taken on the
city-owned road. The resolutions
were aent today to he mayor and
each of he city commissioners.
Prosecuting Attorney Lorenzo
Dow, one of the speakers at the
noonday maas meeting today, was
elected president of the new club ■
Frank Wilson, a machinist at the >•■■
Milwaukee J shops, was '.' given % the
position of secretary. Bylaws of if
the organization : were : adopted,'- "
and plans made to hold V monster
mas» meeting In the near future.
The meeting, held near the Mil- i
waukee . shops, - and attended S tell
employes g of m practically || every
manufacturing plant : and Indus
try i on > the > tide! *• voiced g In
stant approval »of I the municipal
ownership idea, adopting the ' se- 1'
lection that the revenue from ■ the
T. R. ft |p. company's; lines, paid ffl
to the city, be used as: a nucleus §|
around ; which to secure funds for ffl
constructing ; the "newrroadi^^i^
: The follow section of the reso
lutions adopted by the Tideflats
Oar Line 1 club today explains the"^
proposed J method of securing rev
enue for building S and operating
th« new line:
IX* B« It . resolved jby the employes>
of , the Milwaukee i shops and ♦ the
members of the Tidef laf Cnr Une
club S that we approve and en
dorse 0. the J proposition J that the
city of Tanoma build said street
car line by Issuing 1 Kinds in a sum'
sufficient ;to equip th«, saute, and '
that a sink In fund ,be established
Into which shall b# i.aid al!
moneys paid Into the city by the
Tacoma Railway and Power com- i
ps>ny as a 1 license tar their
earnings, for the ptirpon* tof re
tiring;| said bonds, or ar>oro»riax
money out of the light ai
water { fund for the next year to
build and I construct 1 the same.
Be it further resolved. That we
petition the city g cnmmlaaloß«r
of the city k to take action at once,
looking ." toward i the i coostnuH
of the said line.
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