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pt let the talk of the Stoae-Webater crowd about m "stab
discourage anybody on the bond election for I>eceml>er
Tac.nia is facing just what San Francisco faced. The t'nited
Railways clackers howled that tlio Geary street line was Just a stub,
that It would not pay, that they could not get transfers, that It would
bankrupt the city—the same old cry of the special Interest crowd
whererer the {teople undertake any movement for their own advance
«• incut.
But the Geary street stub did pay. The city did force transfers.
It did not bankrupt the city, an<| today San .Krancivco is adding to
its municipal car lines nnd developing a great system that wIU help
\ lltll I TRITE may not have a verj
r closely connected bunch of philosophy,
JL^ff but It's all gruff, stralght-from-the
shoulder Ideas that most all of us pos
sess. Do you watch the "outbursts"
of Everett as they appear each day on
the Editorial page of the Times? Every
cartoon is well supplied with a
punch."
A 1.1. I'\l-|.H KIDS are liars!
ONE GOT ON the car this morn
ing yelling loudly about the big
holdup.
AND EVERYBODY bought a
paper.
Til KIM WAS Edward Wright and
Clay Marshall and Oliver Wina
low—
AND IT LOOKED like "Red"
Moyer loosened up.
AFTER THEY HAD all spent
„ their pennieß, tlrey found out
the paper kid had pulled the
big holdup.
THEY CLAIM to have found the
"Mona Lisa" in Italy.
HERE THEY GO resurrecting all
that old bull, as if we'd fall
for tt.
WE HAVE HEARD too "Mona
Liaabout" said picture.
THAT WAS pretty clever.
GEORGE, THE elevator boy at
the court house, said bo.
HE MADE it up.
ADMIRAL FLETCHER made
Mexicans cut out battling at
Tampico yeaterday.
HE BECAME TIRED of watching
them shoot all day without hit
ting anything.
T. EARLY MARSHALL, the cele
• brated inventor, has figured
out a Wfn to escape ticklers on
hats In crowded cars.
"I CAN WEAR anto goggles orer
my eyes and ear-muffs on my
auditory appendages,'" he saya.
"Then all I'll have to do 1« keep
my mouth shut."
THE BOLD bandit-hunters are
now searching the mine for
Ralph Lopez.
HE IS PROBABLY gone.
THAT'S THE ONLY reason they
would be In there searching.
A TRAIN RAN away down at
Centralia yesterday.
THE ENGINEER forgot to tie It
up when he got off.
AND THE WHOLE crew had to
chase the train two miles.
WHEN THE ENGINEER reached
the engine he was so mad he
choked It.
WELL, HE THROTTLED It any
way.
BUT THE ENGINE just wagged
its care.
ENGINEERS, you know.
,| HEY, LOOK OUT for that rock!
GIRLS NOW WEAR pedometers
to tell how far they have gone
when dancing the tango.
"THEM THAT
HAS, GITS"
It is a well known fact that If
two nests are sjde by aide—one
with an egg In it and the other
without—that the hen wllj invari
ably ro to the nest with the egg In
It to make her deposit.
The man who has a bank ac
count accumulates wealth. Re
* member the hen. We furnish the
nest. Put your first deposit in it
and it will attract others.
4% on Savings Accounts.
Puget Sound State
Bank
tin Pacific Avenue,
TACOMA, WASH.
EVERYBODY IS
'FALLING' FOR
THAT PARTY!
It took like wildfire!
Tlie Times' Santa <luus party at the Glide Pavilion next
Thurtiday is the talk of Tiuonm today!
Everybody wants to help, and Santa t'laus only resetted
that his Mock of tickets for the party was not ready for the
demand that has already ltegun!
We i»<-« to remind you thiit you are cordially invited to at
tend the Times' Snnta Clans party.
In fact, you are most pressing])- urged to come.
That is, if you have four bits.
Four hit* will entitle you to bring a lady, and dance your
foolish head off. You might bring your wife—or somebody
else's—for, although, we would prefer that yon bring your own
wife, we are not of an inquisitive naturo, and, of course, it is all
your own affair.
Everylxxly want* to help the Times' Saiitn. Old Kris
Kringle seriously considered shaving off his venerable white
whiskers today and Joining in that dance himself—so popular
has the |>arty become.
And lie's going to send a personal invitation to James H.
!><•««• mill George liurke and a few of the other beau vivants of
Ta«.mm to attend.
Hore's unother new stunt that developed today. Mark
Davis, the jeweler—Mark is always in the front rank for any
thing savoring of charity—contributed un elegant silver-mount
ed tea set with tray today for the l»est walt/.er on the floor.
The Times' Nanta will appoint three judges, and they'll
watch you like hawks during the dancing, so you'd better do
your darnedest to make a showing.
Tin. best wattxer will be announced after the 15th dance,
and will be given the beautiful prize by Floor Manager Guy
Llewellyn.
*****
Now, to be serious for a moment, let's consider the reasons
for this party. True, it is called the Times' Santa Clans itarty,
but that is merely because the Times Santa < Inns is sponsor for
the event.
It is YOril I'ni-ly. It is YOl'll opportunity to contribute
5O cents to charity and have a good time ax well.
Kverytliing is being contributed by kind-hearted Tacomans.
The Times' Nanta Claus will |iersonully take in the money at the
Glide pavilion ticket office, and will turn it over to a committee
of women.
These women will purchase clothing, food, shoes
anil fuel for the families that are being reported to
the Times' Santa clans daily. If there Is any money
left over, it will be used to purchase toys for some of the kid
dles who would otherwise receive no Christmas cheer.
BUT THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE COME FIRST, in the
minds of the Times' Santa, and EVERY CENT WILL BE SPENT
FOR A MOST EXCELLENT CAI'SE.
Oomm, dance, enjoy the entertainment, and go home with
the realization that you have contributed your mite to those
who need it most!
THOUSANDS SEE
PRISONERS DIE
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 13.
—In full view of the American
fleet and other ships in the har
bor and thousands of residents of
Tampico federals and rebels alike
were hanged as prisoners of war
MAY LAND U. S. MARINES
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 13.
—That the Tampico situation
looked seriQ% la admitted today
in administration circles. Rum
ors were current today, though
unconfirmed that foreigners at
Tampico were wounded after the
two days' fighting. This, it 10
guessed, accounted for Fletcher's
sudden intervention and demand
the suspension of battle until the
foreigners were taken off. Belief
la growing that It will be neces-
PRESIDENT IS BETTER
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 13.
—President Wilson's cold ij' bet
ter today but he decided not to
attend the Gridiron club's dinner
tonight.
WHY A BABY?
That's the question of yesterday, today and tomorrow In
tens of thousands of American families. It is the eternal
question.
Are there no tiny stockings to hang up In
your home this Chraltmaa?
If there are not, the queston "WHY A BABY?" is very
Important to you.
Winnie Lee, staff writer of the Times, has written a short
series of papers in which aha answers the question,
"WHY A BABY?"
Her first article will be printed in the Times Monday. We
ask yon to read these Articles carefully and thoughtfully and
we invite you to write the editor what you think about her
ttaiementa—what you think about "Why a Baby?"
HERE'S A BIG CITY THAT'S
MAKING ITS OWN LINE PAY
to lift the load of high taxes off the bucks of the iieople.
Tlie tideflat line is Just a starter in Tacoma. With that as a
nucleus the light plant profits will bring In enough with a commit*
isloner at the head of that department wtio will do bminess to extend
For Tacoma and vicinity: Cloudy ton ight and Sunday with probably rain.
The Tacoma Times
30c A I THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA I HOME
MONTH VOL. X. NO. :UHi TACOMA, WASHINGTON. SATURDAY, DKCKMBUIi 13, l<m. EDITION.
early this morning. Admiral
Admiral Fletcher sent an officer
ashore with a vain protest in the
name of humanity to 3top the
wholesale taking of human liv^s.
He then notified Washington by
wireless of what had happened
sary to land the American ma
rines.
registeFtlgiit
Register tonight.
There are just about on«>
half of the elig.V*le voters of
this city who have not quali
fied for the election Decem
ber 80. This morning there
were only 1ff,831 registered.
To enable worklngmen who
have not been able to get to
the city hall before to regis
ter the books will be kept
open this evening.
You will not be abfa-to
\otti on the municipal rail
way proposition unless yon
are registered.
No Sir, 'She'
is No Woman
No Sir-e-e-e!
S. P. DODGE, WRESTLER.
The "beautiful young lady" 14
the picture is n».t a young lady
at all, but the *li.».mpion light
weight wrestler of Yale univer
sity. He is 8. P. Dodge, '14, as
he will appear in the role of Ag
nes in the one-act play, "Frltz
chen," which the Yale dramatic
association will present on Its an
nual holiday tour this winter. It
is a traditional custom of thle
organization for the feminine
parts to be taken by men.
40 MEN MAKE
APPLICATION
FOR JOBS
A little army of 40 men ap
plied at the city hungry men's
refuge and went to work this
morning to earn their I*, dinner on
the wheelbarrow excavation on
Jefferson avenue. '
The city la not paying money
for the work but Is giving the
men who are hungry a chance to
work to get a.rieai. One daj's
work will give them meal tickets
for $1 worth and some of The
restaurants are 'furnishing m/alts
to the men at 12 1-2 cents each,
LOPEZ MIES
HIS GETAWAY
BINGAM, Utah, Dec. 18. —
That "Dead Shot" Lopez, the slay
er of hlx men, has escaped from
the Utah-Apex mine In which h«
has hidden himself from the
wrath of an army of deputies for
over 10 days, Is the popular opin
ion here today following the re
turn of Sheriff Smith with a posse
from the inner workings of the
mine late last night without their
quarry or any Information as to
the whereabouts of the desperado.
Assuming thai there Ig still a
possibility that the bandit is still
hidden In some corner of the
mine lying in wan with hit trusty
rifle for any attempt*to capture
him the sheriff and a fresh poaae
re-entered the mine early this
morning for a thorough search.
The mine will be bulk-HMded off
at the tuapels and searched see*
tion by Br-ctron.
KANE REMOVED
FROM HIS JOB
SEATTLE, D«c. IS.—Pre.ii.lent
Thomas Francis Kane of Wash
ington state university wan form
ally removed by the board of re
gents by the adoption of a resolu
tion declaring the office of presi
dent vacant Friday. He will be
allowed to finish th« school year 1
it is believed.
ilif lines into the populous centers of the city and in five years this
i city can have a complete municipal street railway system that will
■ pay a profit and serve the people and never < all for any further issue
of bonds.
LET'S LIGHT
WE'VE GOT
We've £ot the Power, the Juice and All We Need Now is
for Some One to Press the Button and Let *er Go
Let's light up!
We mean Tacoma, of course.
And why not?
. We've got the greatest power plant in the world
which furnishes so much juice we don't know what
to do with it. The ponderous machinery at the big
power plant is working overtime and it's product is
going to waste.
Let's have it Let's turn it into light. Let's make
the streets of Tacoma "A GREAT WHITE WAY."
The city is already getting busy. Plans are in or
der for decorating Pacific avenue, A and C streets
with artistic poles 100 feet apart jewelled with lights
LITTLE GIRL
IS KIDNAPED
home with a girl com
pan ion from ' the Central school
yesterday afternoon, Thala lone
McGlbbon. age eight, years, wat
approached by a well-dressed
middle aged woman who induced
b.«r to walk dovrti town with her
to ."see Santa Clans and -.the
pretty dolls." From that time un
til late this afternoon, despite the
Efforts of the police and of Mr
ami Mrs. S. BeleUkl, 811 South
Vaklma avenue, uncle ' and ' aunt
of the child, no trace of the little
girl has been found.
The child's parents wore di
vorced in a town In Minnesota
seven yean ago and the father
given custody .. of the baby. He
placed the child in a home, and
VERONE INSANE
WHEN HE SLEW ?
Wltmt-mmrm for. the defenae In Ihr
\>r»m murder trial todar all tes
tified ltanl Snvnrla Verone, ■*.-.!
murderer of hla soa-la-law, Auicn»
-(liii. Trovanl, hnrt acted "queerly"
for the pbni four years, aad that
they believed he had been allchtlr
•Vrnnaeil dnrlnk that time. Veroae'a
■lien la thai he committed the mur
der while a victim of mental do-
Mmiriurul of paranoia.
' Joe Cozza said he had known
MINISTER DENIES STORY
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 18.—Sir Lionel Carden, British minister
at Mexico Clyt, gave the following exclusive Interview to the United
press today: "The story that 1 received from Admiral Christopher
Craddock, British naval commander in Mexican waters, a wireless
message, saying that Admiral Fletcher had stopped fighting at
Tampico last night, is absolutely false. I received no such message.
The story Is untrue in eery particular." .
©MOM
■tUI] BnnU -aaaaaaaaaaaH.
DAVnOSHOP
PENNANT COUPON NO. 107 i
Talii««n«« ellf.P*< f«MB T«. Time., "We. pr<-.r a t«« al Ik*
linlH «ffl«». the "Want Ad" Cwurr Mntk aad Commrrw wt<K «!
«*»♦.. will ..title ro« to a heartitei «£«" £.£.«7 l^lVatt™ '
»*aaaal. hr •»!! will ml k aa.lltl.a.l to «,,« "."«». iKta, w '
mail to Th. T.™«. Tl»r», M. lh -Bd Co«a.«»o». »«■■ «>»
it was kidnaped by the divorced
mother. McGibbon secured pos
session of the child and came
west, leaving it with hig sister
and her husband, the Beletßkla, in
Tacoma. For seven years nothing
has been heard of the mother
The only description of the
woman who kidnaped little Thala
McGibbon yesterday Is that sup
plied by her small companion,
but Mr. and Mrs. Beletskl declare
that they are positive It was the
child's mother who stole the baby.
Police detectives are working vig
orously on the case today, but as '
yet have found absolutely noth
ing that would lead to the
abouts of the child or the kid
naper.
• Verone for 20 years and liked him
. well, but that for four years they
had bean strangers because of Ve
rone's peculiar and unpleasant act
ions. W. C. Smith, former employer
1 of Verone, said that about three or
four yenrs ago the Italian began to
exhibit Indications of quarrelsome
ness and a mean disposition. Frank
Petta, Raphael Stella, and Mrs. Sa
vario Verone, wife of the prisoner,
all testified that he had been "pe
culiar" of recent years.
MUNICIPAL
DOCKS MAKE
II PROFIT
The municipal docks of the city
made a clear profit in November
of $784 for the city.
Superintendent Hall ..submitted
his monthly report today. It
shows receipts of $1,572 at tbc
municipal dock an.l $620 at the
15th street dock with expenses of
$1,131 and $167 respectively,
leaving a net profit of $784.
Some of the rentals vino hay,
gone ovef into this month or the
receipts would have .been larger
The 990.000 which will be paid by Htone-Webater oa tketr *re»>
•nt line* to the ri«y akme will go far toward a croaa-towa line fi I
that time.
The nolao about <V>fliit« and Inability to get transfer*) and all
thta sort of staff Is nlmply sand tlirown into the eyes of the public
to bllad them to the advantage* of municipal ownership.
It Is the same old fight that waa made against the Nlsqnally
power plant.
Tacoma would be just where she waa five years ago at the
merry of the Htonp-WebMter power trust for light and power—lf the
im«>(il<- had listened to tlimK* arguments then.
If the people would be free they must free themselves. Htone-
Wchwter and their whouters will never help.
BKHTON UK All V one of tho foremost'
modern poetn, In furnishing a daily
poem fur tlie Timea—and earn one In
a fcem In Ifnelf. They appear dally on
the Kdltorial |urn*<>. Vim cannot afford
to mlaa the splendid thoughts that this
iip-10-tli<--iiilini|<- poet Is Ktv>»K tn
rythmlc, nietriral style each day. Every
poem has a new idea behind It.
TACOMA UP!
THE PLANT
that will make these thoroughfares as light as day.
The city has agreed to furnish the current free
and all property owners have to do is to pay for the
actual construction work necessary to change the
present system now consisting of a string of poles
which have outlived their usefulness.
Unless this district goes in we will still have those
poles on these prominent streets and the city with
the finest municipal power plant in the world will
still be groping in the darkness.
We've got the plant, we've got the juice, and now
let's press the button and turn on the light—plenty
of it.
AND THE TWO LIVED
1 HAPPY EVER AFTER)
WALLY REID AND DOROTHY DAVENPORT.
ROMANCE OF THE MOVIES
Once In a While There I»-a REAL Love Scene Going On In "the Pic
tures." Miss Price, In California, Finds Out—How One "Lead,
ing Lady" Became "Wally's Leading Lady" for Life!
HOLLYWOOD, Cal., Dec. 13. —
This is the story of a REAL west
ern "movie" romance!
A year, or perhaps more, ago
dainty Dorothy Davenport met
Wallace Reid.
He was a leading man. She
was an interpreter of pretty girl
parts. And they were BOTH
"movie" players!
"Wally," so the story goes, ad
mired her, but merely as a possi
ble star in the company which lie
hoped some day to direct.
As for beautiful Miss Dorothy,
well, she hardly noticed HIM at
all, for, you know, taere arc so
many handsome men In the pic
tures nowadays.
But one day the pUyer's wish
to become a director was fulfilled.
And he asked Dorothy to play
leads. She agreed. They worked
admirably together.
Gradually the director's ad
miration for the clever work of
the actress turned into love for
the fascinating girl herself.
The rest of the story T—
Well, it's as easy, as EASY, to
guess!
A short while ago "Wally"
Reid made Dorothy Davenport
his LEADING LADY FOR LIFE'
And when Mr. and Mrs. Keid
returned to the Unlvarßal studio,
here, after their honeymoon,
there w*s a regular Jubilee, be
cause EVER YON*! like,, Wally
"■«.-.,. w v ';..::',■-■;--.;;*^":':^'* v,6^p.
and his leading lady, who contin- >'
ues i to ; play opposite him* in *j the
pictures.
A OHARMIctG Bi^^h
—showing a f eot«»i-^^»
;.; plete stock of ; smoking ac- 13
ice ■0 or 1 ' photograph
■i] frames;-^ bridge ft seta, >" daak Sl*
I sets, jewel j& boxes, null I*•
g mirrors, work baskets, an- I
tiquea, Italian terrst eott* |
art objects, brlc-a-brW, etc. I
We would like very much I
: for fyou to see " them. -' :*JVi ty I

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