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YEARS
OF PROGRESS
Tacoma jubilates over 40 years of progress.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the com
pletion of the Northern Pacific railway to this city
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"* ■ III: letters of Cynthia Grey— read
■ them? Kver ask advise? Ever seek in-
formation? Are you in trouble? Then
I write to Cynthia Grey; she'll help you
out; it's her job; don't be bashful. Cyn
thia works for you and anything you may
; ask of her will find a ready resi>onse.
.
AND STILL we have had ho
snowstorms.
QUESTION: When Is snowstorm
not a snow storm?
ANSWER: When it's no storm.
LAUGH HEARTILY if you wish
—it is darn clever.
AT LEAST, we think so.
THAT'S WHY WE copied it out
of another paper.
MAYOR SEYMOUR has broke
his pick with us.
Tllllill.r, RE no fatted calf
killed for him.
DIDJA HEAR WHAT he said
about the tideflate car line?
WHY DID YOU return home, to
break your poor old mother's
heart? (Melodrama — strong
stuff.)
TO ADD TO his sins he praises
Albert Johnson.
Oil, RE HAS changed, changed
since he went away to the
wicked city.
BET OUT YOUR handkerchiefs,
girlß, this is a sobby scene.
JKSSI'', READ IS mad and won't
come to our Santa Claus ball.
HE WANTED TO be Santa Claus
and we wouldn't let him.
i:. ii. mtiSKKi. is going so he
can see the tango dam-cry.
BO IS i:i,l,.\ RYAN, If they will
find her a nice young man for
a partner.
W. W. KEYES offered to come
up and make a speech.
DITT WE TOLD him we wanted
the crowd to enjoy themselves.
IV X EXPECT Jm-k Fitzgerald to
come up there, too.
HE CAN TELL the ladies how to
do their Christmas shopping if
he wants to.
"FOILED BY A quarto of detec
tives," it states in the morn-
Ing paper.
COME HERE, Noah Webster.
QUARTO, a.—Denoting the size
of a book, in which a sheet
makes four leaves; having the
form of a quarto.
NOW WHAT THE dickens has
that to do with detectives?
BY GOLLY, THEY have a right
to get sore at that.
- VILLA RULES WITH a high
hand, report says.
lUDJA EVER NOTICE how all
these rulers always rule with
high hands? ■
A Xmas Gift
" Worth While
You can search a long
time and not find anoth
er gift that will bring
with it so much good
and pleasure to ever/
member of the family as
the presentation of a
savings account at the
Puget Sound State
Bank
1113 Pacific Avenue,
TAOOMA. WASH.
THERE LL BE A
REAL TANGO
AT OUR PARTY
Dancers!
And peacherinos, too.
The Times lias triumphed.
We have signed up a couple of tango dancers the equal of
which THERE IS NOT.
Yes, sir-e-e. Bettina Frank, accompanied by her partner,
Jack Albert, of the Pantages circuit, are to dance for charity
at the big Times Santa Claus party in the Glide pavilion Thurs
day night.
Another fact! THEY'RE SOME DANCERS, TOO.
They wouldn't be working on the Pan if they weren't. The
Times man saw their act at the vaudeville house yesterday
afternoon and immediately "fell."
After the show he sought an audience with the pair and
asked them if they would contribute to the fun at the Glide
rink Thursday.
SURE! Anything they could do to help the poor and needy
of Tacoma they would gladly do, they said.
"Will you Tango?" blurted out the reporter.
"Will we, well that's our game, you can count on us," re
sponded the two in one voice.
And TANGO IT WILL BE.
Talk about your Christmas spirit.
Bettina Frank and Jack Albert are NO PIKERS!
HUERTA GOES ON SPREE
MEXICO CITY, Dee. 16.—1n
celebration of the federals' suc
cessful defense of Tampico, it
became known today. President
Huerta has been intoxicated since
the cessation of hostilities. Ac
eoinptmied by their uniformed
staff, French Minister Lefaivne
and Admiral Becoux, France's
naval commander in Mexican
ACCUSED OF BEING SPY
ROME, Italy, Dec. 16.—Miss
Edith MacA'ane, daughter of Dr.
Silas Mac Vane, Harvard profes
sor emeritus, complained to the
United States embassy here to
day that her sister Dorothy, an
opera singer, has been under
surveillance by the Italian au
GRAND JURY IN SESSION
The federal grand jury is busy
today sifting the cases of those
who have been taken in custody.
From the witnesses passing into
the secret chamber this morning
It is evident white slave cases
WILLIAMS TAKES OATH
David J. Williams, newly ap
pointed internal revenue collec
tor, this morning took the oath
of office, it being administered to
him by the present collector. Mil
30 DIE IN TRAIN WRECK
VIENNA, Dec. 16. —Thirty are
reported killed and 35 seriously
injured in a railroad wreck near
MOBLYNCHESMURDERER
WILUSTON, N. D., Dec. 16.—
Overpowering a sheriff and
breaking Into tali, a mob lynched
Frank Culbertson, a prisoner,
PENNANT SURPRISE COUPON
-T This coupon i when presented at The Times > Circulation Depart- v : :;■-:■■:. ■.-•- — ■ "--:-."—?--: ■
ment at the Want Ad corner,.with 25 • cents '. will entitle i you >to two ?. *'s^'l _^^^p^^^^^^^ I
beautiful pennant*. • Fourteen • different kinds ito seUet <■ from. -. This 7 -' i 7:^^*w i *r2 v ■
special price of 25 cents for two pennants is made to , finish > up - tlw^^^^ . ,-■'/.•'''*'■'■*'-:■-^*»»»»«»a|
pennant series. Pennant collectors may take additional p-nnants atl aßß^as^sJHMi«>B A V- , - >f II
the same rate, one coupon and 35 cents for two. Better a.U quickly ~^^^T^»^^»W " (■
If you want a complete line to select i from. The 'pennants now are j?r"-. "«'-"i-»«A2i»*v. " "N 111
, all In different colors and . are amonjc the be«t offered in the streat ;' ' I .1 v- " J ..'.•> fII
serle* put out by The Times. The kinds ' are: Columbia, Arizona, ■;■• -;' '. '^^**'^' '-§ II
: Montana, Mlnslsßlppl, i Panama, Honolulu, North ft Dakota, Kentucky, ; ;' , ■- 'ZW\ X "'' -*" J IM
Mexico, Pennsylvania, Colorado, : Florida/ Wyoming-, and a few of th« ' VB^»aa*Sßßa I
•■ \-, ,■:■ -^ ■ U::$~ !M I
citizens are banqueting with prominent railroaders
tonight at the Commercial club.
The past 40 years in Tacoma represent a miracle
in city building.
When the N. P. came to Tacoma this was a scat
tering hamlet of a few trappers and trading houses
with plenty of Indians in the neighborhood on the
flats. But the two steel rails that connected the
village up with eastern civilization wrought a trans
formation. People began coming, mills went up,
the boom hit, collapsed, started again and then the
For Tacoma vicinity: Rain Tonight or Wednesday. For Washington: Rain tonight or Wednesday
The Tacoma Times
30c A I THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA I HOME
MONTH VOL. X. NO. 308. TACOMA. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER Ifi, 1913. EDITION
waters, went to the west palace
loiliiy, to pay a formal visit on
the dictator. He could not be
found after 80 minutes' wait.
I ater they managed to see him
for a ahort time but It was ob
vious that it would have been
better if he had remained some
what longer In seclusion. Con
gress adjourned yesterday.
thorltles at Tananto, suspected
of being a French spy. Her the
ory was that the young American
woman had aroused the Italian
suspicions by visits purely of
curiosity to the naval piers, and
fortifications at Brindlsl and
elsefhere.
are on.
Among them is the case of the
Chinaman who married a Port
land's daughter, and when she
died sought to force her sister,
who was with them, into a life of
, shame.
lard T. Hartson. As soon as his
bond is approved at Washington
a government official will be sent
here to make tbe transfer of the
office, which will probably be
January 1.
Darnow today, when an express
train collided with a work train
carrying 800 men. The cauae ol
the accident is unknown.
early this morning. Culbertson
had been convicted of murdering
three members of the Dillon fam
ily on a farm north of here.
DO YOUR XMAS FLOPPING EARLY, TOO!
OK dcfiir . I hope no
one h.as bougkt me «fchA*fc
Sealskin Mujif I was Asking
for* — I dem't wdrxt THAT
a-t all Now.
GREETINGS MAYOR!
Mayor Seymour, back home after his "business trip" to see the Stone-Webster
higher-ups in Boston, extends his compliments to the people of Tacoma in these word*-"
"Some say they've got three tricky traitors hi the council nmv; well, I'll
join them and tnakt it four. Nmv tvhat can they do tilth four traitors hold
ing the reinst"
Sounds like the speech of a broad-minded manly sort of a mayor, doesn't it? Fine
sentiment, sincerity of purpose, and all Ihatl
Well instead of exchanging insults with the mayor suppose we stick to some
plain but painful facts reviewing Seymour's connection with the Stone-Webster tide
flat deal.
It was Mayor Seymour, the city's chief executive, who kept a well worn trail
all summer from the city h»vll to the Stone-Webster office of Judge Shackelford.
It was the mayor who dickered and treated and suggested compromises to the
concern which had ignored or defied the people.
Finally, when Shackelford suggested that raw deal for the city to remit the
franchise tax, the mayor assiinwd an injured attitude and branded the idea as an insult
to the city. And then he rushes back east, back to see the higher-ups. And the result:
"Higher-up Pratt, suave mid sleek, co me s to Tacoma. He tneets Woods, Lanvson,
mid Mills. They sneak into a rear office and behind locked doors they frame up the
same sort of a deal that the mayor a few weeks before had brcnided as an insult AND
NOW THE MAYOR DECLARES HIMSELF IN ON IT.
i(What can the people do with four traitors holding the reins?"
We don't know, Mayor Seymour, what they can do. Its a pretty tough situation.
But we suggest what they ought to do. The people ought to register today and
then they should go to the polls December 30 and repudiate your rotten deal with
Stone-Webster.
Tliey might attend to your case later.
WHERE IS THE
BANDIT LOPEZ?
BINGHAM. Utah, Dec. 16. —
Where la "Dead Shot" Lopez'
That's what the sheriffs and dep
uties would like to know today.
They are not sure he is la the
mine nor are they sure he has
escaped. Letters from various
parts of the country, one from
Vancouver, B. C, bearing a strik
ing likeness to tie bandlt'e hand
writing;, have been received by
city settled down to a steady development into the
metropolis of commerce on the Pacific coast.
When General McCarver drove the last spike in
the new railroad 40 years ago he probably little
dreamed that in the short period of a generation a
city of 100,000 would arise.
A great list of speakers has been prepared for the
Commercial club birthday party tonight including
Judge Reid, P. V. Brown, J. T. Shaekelford, R. B.
Miller, C. H. Naylor, R. M. Calkins, representing the
various railways that have come since the N. P.
officials here who are at a lost
ss to what course to pursue In
the hunt for the desperado. The
nine is still guarded and the au
thorities are sticking to their or
iginal Intention of starving Lopex
•at—if he it in the mine.
SAYS HAND OF GOD
FIHKD THE SHOT
That SRvario Veroue, aged mur
derer of his son-in-law, Auguatlno
Trovani, denied his guilt of the
crime immediately after the shoot
ing and said that "it was the hand
of God" that fired the fatal rifle
nhot, was the sworn statement in
court today of Mrs. Caroline Rlc
cono, daughter of the murderer.
Caroline testified that she had
rushed to her father's room after
the shooting, and remonstrated
with him. He stolidly declared
that it was the "hand of God"
that had dona the shooting, she
said.
THREE DIE INFIRE
i\ NEW YORK. Dec. 16. —Three
were killed and four injured, one
fatally, in fa ii fire Ji destroying y a
west Ride * apartment house; early
today. A score narrowly' escaped
death. >. ; '. The ': dead: gi| Mrs. f. Mary
McManus, her I grown:: son Thom
u,%:andj daughter, Mary. :■■> " ,
QTmotc
DAYSTOSHOP
blazed the way through the Virgin forest to the
Northwest coast.
These men represent the milepost of today in the
Northwest development as the men who built the
N. P. did in their way 40 years ago. And bigger
things are certain to come in the next 40 years to
Tacoma than have accrued in the last generation.
It was a great day when the first train with the
venerable Ezra Meeker as a passenger steamed into
Tacoma. But greater days are in store for the
future.
T
■ HE Time* gives you more liinlvo new* , X
H^ feature*, mikl pictures of world event*
■" than any other newspaper In Tacoma bjr 9
virtue of ita affiliation with the ffreat
news feature aervloo In the world—the @!
Newspaper Kntcrprlne Intloii. Get ' '
the Tlmea and jrou'll keep In touch with '£jj.
the world. '-, - . ■■ '.■■ : '■.'■■'■'^'% t
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SAVE $50,000
FOR TACOMA
IN BIG DEAL
That's What it Was Worth to
This City Because We Stood
Pat for a Square Deal From
the Harriman Line.
The people of Taeoma win again.
After a four-year battle the city gets from $30,000 to $50,
--000 of property it can use from the Ilarriman railway for
property it cannot use.
Four years ago the attorneys for the Harriman lines came
to the council with much assurance asking for the vacation
of East 22nd street. They needed it for railway yards. They
pointed out that the city did not need the street. Therefore
the city of course should hand it over to them for its entire
length of nearly half a mile.
At once the usual galaxy of shouters for special interests
began hammering' the council to grant the vacation.
And the Times, the only paper
;ih usual, commenced to battle
for some consideration for the
people.
The real estate the company
übked for at current rates wn
worth from $50,000 to $100,000,
according to estimates of realty
men. The Times demanded that
the city get some compensation If
it gave away this much value.
The battle made by this paper
blocked the deal and it hung fire.
Several times it has bobbed up
again. On each occasion Com
missioner Kreeland stood with
the Times against any conces
sions until the Harriman inter
ests got ready to give as well ar
take.
Walter Christian waited on the
city commissioners yesterday aft
ernoon and laid before them a
proposition that he will deed to
the city a tract of ground 200
feet on St Paul avenue by 149
feet deep if the city will give up
East 22nd street and a diminu
tive triangle on the site of the
U. P. freight sheds to be built
east of the city waterway.
The tract of ground offered the
city would make more than eight
city lota. At prices that have
prevailed in that section they
would be worth from $30,000 to
$50,000. They are located right
west of the Lincoln bridge ad
joining the Carstens plant.
It paid the city to make the
fight for justice to the psople and
to stand pat.
TONY IS IN
BUT 808 IS
OUT 376
;'..■. Tony : Berens, who conducts a
roadside« Inn 1 near { Fife, in "J, the
Puyallup valley, Bent! a large me
chanical t piano ■to : a Tacoma ave
nue repair ahop some time ago for
repairs. : , The repair man was de
linquent with taxes, so officers of
County Treasurer > Carr'B (*! depart
ment \ ransacked \ the shop X and
seized enough j property to pay the
—including I Berens' piano.
The piano was sold Jby the county
to Bob ; Motteau for $76.'£epS£Sa'
Today Berens M brought S|j suit
against Motteau , today* in ;• Justice
Evans' court, and> proved , conclu-,
si vely I that .; ; the •■; piano was '■■■:■> his
own. He was \ given s| the i$ piano
again 'by )the', court, and !Motteau
is out exactly $76. -:-:>;:">.•; !]
MAYOK' SEYMOUR iIS j^"&s8§18l
NOW AKTKR AN EXPERT
<g Mayor Seymour at 4 noon today
announced •a : brand ' new solution
for. the tideflat muddle.^gg^^
*." He , wantaj now tc ) hire an 1 ex
pert, :. ~J WiM „•-%£* I
After the people f j have g strug
gled : for J years ? against i the 35 poor
service,";discrimination£&against
Tacoma ;and>. general unsatisfac
tory , conditions of •'; the 1 traction
problem here • and f come Mto g the
point of municipal ownership bo-"
lution,the; mayor wants j to bring
in f»n I expert ;to decide the whole
mattan*
MERCY, GABY'S
COMINGTOLOOK
OVER TACOMA
And Gaby, too?
Yep, Oaby Deslys is coming
RIGHT TO TACOMA.
The same gal that caused King
Manual of Portugal to loose hta
ju jltsu hold on the Portuguese
throne; the same gai that shock
ed Gay Par-e-e; the same gal that
came to New York a couple of
years ago, got sore and sailed
right back again, leaving behind
her a trail. of mean little adjec
tives about the American people,
and the same gal that came back.
The press agent shook a bundle
of gold dust in her face and she
returned. Gaby has been play-
Ing in New York for several
months, and now they're going to
tour her all over the country.
Tacoma Is on the list of cities
she'll strike.
So watch out for Gaby— th«*
comin'.
jfcS liOXKS j\
In hand engraved
crystal glass and
other articles suitable for |
gifts. I
The Andrews Jewelry Co. I
Kls fortunate In being the ex- 1 ' I
elusive representative for : I
the: European makers of an- i> I
perior novelties and their \' I
atott erin JjOjO]"; patrons. 1 I
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