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supreme court The world "do move." Washington's supreme court reversed itself rednesday- repudiated its own decision of 18 months WORLD' NEWS ALL CONDENSED IN THE TIMES FKIJZ ANO NI'EVO. THAT MKANS HAPPY New Year, but It's another way of saying lt. BET YOtJ MAI>R a whole heap • of good resolutions this morn ing. IF YOU ARE a mere man, yon pressed one hand against your aching brow and swore fealty to the Adam's Ale buggy. ANO THREW AWAY all tlw cigars you collected last night. ANO REfIOIiVED TO never again scold your wife. ANO MADE UP your mind to stay home on New Years aye after this. AND ALL KINDS of good thoughts were thunk by you. WHICH TOMORROW will be forgotten. IF YOU BEIaONG to the ranks from which the suffltragets emanate, you probably also resoluted. YOU DECIDED TO quit powder ing your nunc and penciling your eyebrows. AM> TO FOIUXaO this gossiping over the back fence when sup per should be ready. AND TO QUIT thinking unchar itable things about the way Mrs. Blank's new dress hangs. AND TO QUIT reading French society novels and beauty hints. AND TO GIVE your husband permission to take out tl-at miserable little lapdog and blow it to Kalamazoo, Ken tucky. AND TO TRY and please said husband occasionally. A WEEK AFTER you do this, you'll probably be living up to the resolutions so well, that hoth husband and you will be seeking divorce lawyers. THE CAT WAS away, and the mice did play last night, all right. EVERYBODY HAD a great old time, Including Riley McAleer. AT THE EARLY hour of 4 a. ni. this morn Riley was arguing earnestly with a friend of his, urging him to come home with blm. RILEY WAS SO anxious to liavc tha friend come with him that be sobbed aloud. HE CLUTCHED FRANTICALLY at his friend's arms, and al most fell on his knees begging him to coma. AND ALL THE time the friend stood like a wooden Image fe and stared across the street. SAID FRIEND WAS a cigar . "store Indian. NO, BY GOLLY, we can't have a'happy New Y«ar after all. HUEHTA IS still on the Job. bw'E ARE NOT surprised that the I poultry show is a success. I CHICKENS ARE always popular. i THAT you may have iMW a very BT happy and |progpcroug New IVear is the sflm- Icere wJsh of ihe ■puget sound Itatebank For Tacoma and vicinity: Fair tonight and Friday. The Tacoma Times I doc A I THE ONLY INDEPENDENT KIWBPAPER IN TACOMA I I 1 MONTH VOL. XI. NO. 10 TACOMA. WASHINGTON. THURSDAY, JANUARY 1,1914. I EDITION I HEADACHE? OH, NO, WE FEEL DANDY TODAY! BY THK "tlllli: REPORTER. "Chamimgne?" queried the Police Reporter, turning to me. Now I pride myself on being a temperate man. I express M'oi'ii at things alcoholic when ever opportunity presents. But tonight— I looked nboiit me. The Olympus Inn was thronged with merrymakers. From some where came bursts of music com mingled with noise. There was a continuous popping of corks and clinking of glasses. Snatches of song arose from hither and yon amid the throng. A gay, Insouciant, devil-may-care spirit pervaded the assemblage. I hes itated, then— "Champagne it Is," I reckless ly told the Senegambian prince by our table. He looked happy. It was a big night for "your humble servant" last eve. The Police Reporter and my self were out to take ln the sights of New Year's eva. The 1 witching hour waa almost at hand. Even as the King of the Kaf firs came with the fizzy liquid, siren shrieks of whistles broke upon the air. We arose to our feet and yelled. Cowbells dinned unmercifully, and If pandemo nilum ever broke loose lt was at that moment. At the table next to ours a big stout man and a pretty girl exchanged a long, lingering, mouth-watering kiss. A very reckless aud very blonde young lady sprang upon a table and danced. I don't know what she danced. I do know site wore silk stockings. Tlie Police l!< --porter also notlc-cd it. That was the beginning of the end. I have dim recollections (which kept getting dimmer as we progressed) of leaving the Olympus for other places. The streets were full of peo ple and full of full people. READY FOR BIG FIGHT SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. I.— With the weather clearing rapid ly at 8 o'clock lt seemed certain that Smith and Pelkey would meet this afternoon. If the storm should continue, however, the bout w.U be postponed until Saturday afternoon. Odds are now 10-to 7 with Smith the fa LISTER NAMES FIVE REGENTS Governor Lister has named five new regents for the state univer sity in O. A. Fechner, republi can, North Yakima; William T. Perkins, republican banker, Seat tle; Dr. W. A. Shannon, demo crat, Seattle; Charlss E. Oaches. r^fin-pHi-i* lfT'fldla° t*r Mount VenTon, and J ff. W. Millar, domocrat. tltf _? agent, Seattle. * JOHNSON OPPOSED CHICAGO, Jan. I.—Baa John son, president of the American league, today opposed fighting the Federal league in the courts. "Tlie real ri.tories and defeats ln bast-bait," ha said, "are settled by the public, 4nd not by the judge. Its battle Is one for patronage, and tha man with ths best show should and doas win." ago and held Spokane's minimum wage ordinance constitutional, legal and in the interest of humanity anil progress. Spokane sought to compel contractors on city work to pay labor a minimum of $3 a day. A prop erty owner contested the assessment alleging it was taking money from him unjustly to bestow arbitrar ily on tlie contractor. The court, 18 months ago, said the Spokane ordinance was no good. Yester day it says it is just me thing. Maidens fair and youths, both gilded and unadorned, paraded hither and thither, papier mache caps perched on their heads, singing sweetly—sometimes. As I stood ln one corner, wait ing for the merry-go-round to stop going arouud, I distinctly heard an utterly foreign sound I could hear a little baby cry ing! It was a tiny thing, I found upon Investigation. And my goodness! How it did cry! I endesvored to console it. "Why dost thou weep, little one?" I ask. "Why dost weep, when all the world is gay?" "The world Is gay because my brother is dead," sobbed the child. "And who Is your brother, and who are you?" I demanded, hazily remembering I worked on a newspaper. "I am a child of Father Time. I am little 1914, and my brother was 1913, who died a few min utes ago." I yelled at the Police Report er, who was ln tho ambraoe of a very Spanish lady. "Come here," I ahouted. "I have found little 1914. Ain't it the cute little baby?" Then I remembered reaching the Btreet, and hearing the Po lice Reporter making bitter re marks about people who could not stand a little fizz. And I re member a deep boss voice was singing, singing— • • • 'Tin a cruel fate that makes us work today. I liave an awful headache. And my typewriter seeing to have dozens of extra keys. The Police Reporter "sup ports me in this. I recall now what that bass voice warbled yester-eve. It waa: "lmm Night Was the Knd of the World." I think it must have been. vorlt*. LOS ANGELES, Jan. I.—The weather Is fair for. the Cross- Anderson bout. Cross is 10 to 7 1-2 favorite. Anderson is ex pected to weigh in at 187 ring side. Cross admirers admitted that his wallop was dangerous These man take the places of the five regents who recently re signed as the result of a demand from th governor for their retire ment following their action ia re moving Prealtiatit Kane. Presi dent Kane. Prudent Kane re fioloM Wtee temporary SMIMY GETS ELKS BIG JOB George A. Smltley, for several years a traveling shoe salesman of Tacoma, waa last night elect ad by the Tacoma Elks' lodge to tha office ot secretary. Tha of fice waa vacated thia week by tho resignation of David J. Williams, who waa appointed Internal revs nua collector. MAY BUILD LINE FROM LIGHT FUND The city commission will not be able to take the money from the sinking fund as it proposes to build the municipal street car line on the tldeflats. For the city chartar expressly prohibits the investment of sinking fund money in any such securities. The council will undoubtedly be compelled to come back to the original suggestion of the Times that the line be built from profits made by (be light and power business this year, which have been estimated at $103,000, but which the council Intended to re duce by $44,000 by cutting the light rates beginning In March. By rescinding the action to cut the light rates the commis sion will be gathering ln several thousand dollars a month this year ln profits that can be util ized to build the tracks and buy equipment for the tldeflata line. But the charter will prohibit^ the investment of sinking funds ln the street railway warrants. The city will have to call for bids for the purchase of the rails and other material to go into the line. NEW YEAR IS HOPEFUL FOR BUSINESS NEW YORK, Jan. 1. —General optimism concerning 1914, con fidence In the new currency law and general belief that the coun try's big industries will adjust themselves to conditions im posed by the Underwood tariff hill, are expressed everywhere to day by business men In tele grams to the New York World. "The outlook for 1914 la bright," wired Secretary of Com merce Redfleld. "I think the fundamental economic conditions of the country are sound." 200 MEN 60 ON STRIKE AT SMELTER Strlke is on at the smelter to day, and from 200 to 300 men are out and the plant Is being thoroughly picketed by the men. One of the employes stated that the company had posted a notice that men getting $2.55 a day would be cut to $2.40, und com mon labor, wihich hRS been work ing nine hours for $2.25, would beginning January 1 work 10 hours for the same pay. Superintendent H. Y. Walker, when asked for the company side 'of the case, said he made lt a rule not to discuss the smelter business and would make no statement contradicting the state ment of the striking employes when lt was given him. "All I will say is we posted a notice that common labor begin ning January 1 would be $2.25 for 10 hours," said Mr. Walker. ALARM FROM INSIDE CAUSE CALUMET, Jan. I.—Leadera among the atrlking miners said today that they were satisfied with the verdict returned by the coroner's jury which investigated the Christmas eve Are panto re-' suiting ln the loss of 75 lives. Tli-g jury found that tbe panic resulted from an alarm ralsad inside the hall, and rejected alt charges that enemies of the mi ners' union were in any way re sponsible for it. Pastor Flirted BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 1. —The resignation of ths SJty, John R. Ellis as pastor of the First Presbyteilan church HK>i was accepted tkl congmioafcl uaeeUmg, mtid It .fas voted to ask tho Indianapolia Presbytery to meat ln special session to take up the charges against him. The church officials have a bundle of letters the minister is sail to have written women of the city, asking for clandestine meatlng. ■ « Used Mails NEW YORK, Jan. I.—James Dunlop Smith and Elmar E. Bur llngame, officers of the Radio Wireless Telephone company, were convicted of using tha mails to defraud in trying to sail stock. ■Judges Ghadwick and Mount and Goae dissent. Ghadwick wrote an advene opinion which looks ga*4 from a technical legal standpoint. jßnt the important factor in the case is that the majority of the court has gotten away from techni cal, legal hair-splitting and rendered the decision on the broad ground that a $3 wage for common labor would be a good thing. Judge Elus in writing the opinion said the cost of living had gone up and the laborer needs the Witness Declares RecklessnesJ Caused Death of Little Newsy] RUN DOWN BY AUTO Aroused over the killing of William Sabo, a newsboy, age 8, last night, who was run down by the au tomobile of Walter L. Batschi, age 17, at least two persons today declared that they would use every means at their command to force a vindication of the accident. S. O. Moran, proprietor of a furniture and second hand store at 2422 Pacific avenue, who vigor ously denounced young Batschi as a "speeder" and "dare-devil," declared that if the parents of the boy did not make charges against the youthful automobile driver, he would personally swear out a warrant. Henry Carter, living at the Fern hotel, 2411 \:_ Pacific avenue- who was practically the only eye-wit ness to the accident, declared that he would interview the lad's parents today over the matter, and as serted that "something should be done to punish the driver." - AROUND, AROUND, AROUND HE GOES—THIS BIRDMAN OH TRIP AROUND WORLD Jules Vedrimea, Prance's greatest air man, is off on his ' ron in l-i lie-«<«r lil flight In all mi- mile-aii-hf >ur monoplana*. Yed rincs left Nancy, France, In Nov vember and expects to reach tksiro New Year's day. He lias n trendy crossed the Mediterranean sea, and at KarUxas, Syria, waa 2,500 miles on his way. Ved rlnes won the Gordon Bennett r ace nt Chicago, averaging about 118 miles an hour, and has won any number of contests ln SLAIN NEW YEAR'S EVE •SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. I.— B_arte c Adams, age 35, was shot and' .instantly killed, Charles ('lanapuo, age 80, was shot ln tlie forehead and will die, and Policeman Warren was slightly injured aa the result of a tragedy tn the. underworld early New ACTRESS TRIES SUICIDE *BAN FRANCISCO, Jan. I.— Mrs. A. J. Williams, a vaude ville aqtress, atlempted suicide to d*y by firing two bullets Into her abdomen. Har condition Is criti cs- today. Williams told the police that he and his wife at- IE What Have f You To Swap? " ' Maybe yoa hare a nice fat milch cow— 5 But too want a good gui tar tfie worst way. Y<*y weU. Tha Times "Swaps" col nmn will do it for you. Flat. It on the classified ad page. | If there is en, old thing on earth yoa want to swap, mta. a toothpick to an aero plane, advertl** it in our eobuuß. re* will get results. Year's day. The tragedy was the result of an orgy participated In by the man and woman, which was followed by a pistol duel be tween Policeman Tooraey and Clenapso, the latter lying on the floor from a self-inflicted gun wound lv the breast. tended a New Year's eve party last night. Mrs. Williams, he said, wished to return home early In the evening. They quarreled and she went home alone. She was found later ln their apart ments, with the bullet wounds bleeding profusely. BUHE PRESIDENT BAN PRANCWCO,^ Jan. I,— U. 8. Inspectors lisvs doettfat Ffta» Uffl<-cr Ravens of the Presl dent waa to blame for \he loaa of a passenger of the President November 26, aad loss ot three men trying to effect a rescue, and • he haa boon suspended for 18 months. , BIG CARGO Notice waa received in Tacoma ' yesterday that tho steamer Pan ama Maru of the Osaka Bhoshen j Kaisha steamship company had ' If ft Yokohama December 24 for Tacoma, with a cargo Including - •25 bales of raw silk. money. And if the eight hour day if J*- 8? tJ wage law is legal. And he argued that ta| was legal for it had been shown to make IV This sort of thing in the supreme court is i*\ ing. It shows that the judiciary is crawling I the musty shell of a decadent past and trying t in touch with the humanity of today and toe Mjm of progress that is making for better things tot 1 man who toils. __ WE HAVE THE fl BEST FEATURES BEST PICTURES The newsboy, who is the son of .Mr. and Mrs. John Sabo, 221 1-2 East 29th street, waa selling papers in company with Arthur Becker last evening. The boys* si ii i 1.-J to cross Pacific ave nue at 21st ctreet, from west to cast, when Batnehi's automobile, > running south, struck the Sabo boy, hurled him to the pave | ment, and killed him instantlyi baipi'.'.; . * inoeii after skidding his wheels seVeim leet i.lon_ the pavement. "Batm-hi stood In a daze and couldn't seem to do anything,'' said Carter today, farter had < been walking on l';i« 'In avenue | at 21st street wlien the accident' occurred. "I ordered him to , bring his machine back and pick I up ihe hoy and he did it me ! «li.mii nlli. I held the child in ■ my arms while we went to the • hospital. Batschi cursed a 'blue ! sti-'iii.- nil the way to the Ikjs -1 p'uil. After we found that the j boy was (lend, we started back | to .Mill street and Batschi con tinued to curse most profanely nil the way. He drove very reck lessly on the wuy from tlte hoa j pital and I feared any minute llm! we wunld kUI somebody j elHe." Batschi notified his father, John Batschi, 3121 Padlflc ave nue, of the accident, and went to police headquarters. He blamed a street car for the ac cident, saying that the boy had run around the end of a car dl- FEND DYNAMITE UNDER BRIDGE Forty pounds of dynamite, to gether with a large ran of black powder, were discovered today hidden in a mysterious rave under the east ap|>roach to the llth street bridge, close to tbe city waterway. The explosive, powerful enough to wreck the entire bridge, is still there. Police de tectives who Inve-stlgataed the case today made certain that the dynamite wu* really dangerous and then gingerly tiptoed away from It. A small boy searching for worms as bait for a fishing party discovered the cache of explo sive at 8 o'clock today. The dy namite and powder was secreted in a small dug-out cave under the bridge approach, with a roughly Improvised wooden trap floor pro- ARMIES FIGHT DURING NIGNI PRESIDIO, Texas, Jan. I.— New Year's dawned with a ter rific battle raging ln Ojinaga to day. Fighting did not cease throughout the night. The rebel ■artillery concentrated on the town Is raining shells which arc falling among the defend.rs. Half a dozen fires started during HUNGRY MEN MARCI CHICAGO, Jan. I.—While New army o- unemployed swung in V oar's rWvelry was at IU height »' whlte n«ht *l«rtet aarryl 500 hungry and job.™ men par- "»*"™ eZEgttBB tlelpated ln thrae downtown m a r ,.i,.^-. ii___v_^-___K s J^^H street meetings. Then Leo the restaurants, buf tho w_W Llpp, their leader, 'urged a pa- called the police. TMrtsss tmv rade. Forming Into line the arrested for disorderly conduct. DIPPED IN COLD SURF NEW YORK, .Tan. I.—At one minute after midnight laat night. Hessle Carette, accompanied by threu man companions, took a dip LEADS WOODMEN OMAHA, Jan. I.—W. A. Fraser was elected head of the Woodmen of the World. rectly in front of the raaohlne. Carter, the witness, said today that the boy had walked across the open street when he waa struck and did not run around the end of a street car. Moran, tho furniture man, who ottered today to make charge* against Batschi, declared that the youth was an lnnveterat* speeder. "1 have timed yoaag BatM«/hT on iiiiinv occHhiotis," aald Mfiran today, "and ha lias goaa past my •.iMii" repeatedly at the rate of a block in five seconds, which Is prnctii'nlly 00 miles «n hour. M told the police and tiny ahruKgodl their shoulders and would d«J nothing." I I'm-oiici- Ashton today begaifl nn investigation of the acchli'iitfl He announced this afternoon iluil lie would probably hold an in J .|in"M tomorrow, but thai he liacß ii«it gathered sufficient informal tion concerning the ease ml make any comment. Piosecntorl Bow hns taken an iiitereat In the case and will have hia deputies investigate tho facta thorough!) This Is the second fatal accl dent of a similar nature to oocui in Tasoma ln a weak. Jus seven nights ago, on Chrlstma eve, little Albert Fodderson Wai struck down by an automobile al -3rd and X streets while haullui a Christmas tree home, and in juivil so badly that ha died _( hours later. tecting it. -at Tjne boy rushed to police head-J quarters with his startling newsfl and Detective William Fackler, with Detective-Clerk Honieu Crocker, hurried to the bridge! They found a full box of dyna-l mite and the can of black powJ der, about 8 inches In diameter! and 10 inches high.* After makfl Ing certain of the Vmttre of tiiM explosive, the officers carefullJ replaced the trapdoor of the fIM and hurried away. wM So far as Is known, no peprmsJ ston has been given to secretsF dynamite under the bridge. The 1 police were unwilling to state to day that they believed an at tempt had been made to wreck the huge structure, but detectives were assigned immediately to tha case with orders to ran down every clue. the night but were extinguish and tin- buttle continued. Wafl ed soldiers arriving here si« least 500 dead lay on the rS of the 'besieged town.^fl estimated tbe wounnded^B 1,000. With the town's /■ stampede of defenders fl American territory is expects! in the surf at Coney Island. Th# young woman and one ot tha man swam out 100 yards. Tha other,, two Hliivorcii dose to the »hj»ij| DANCE IN HOii NEW YORK, Jan. 1— Da_l In all hotels ushered ia the N&r Year. "