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"Prisoner at the bar, you are charged with expectorating in •
public place, namely and to.wit: The floor of the Hotel De Gink. Do
you plead guilty or not guilty?"
And Inn ing delivered himself of this speech with as Judicious an
air aa can lie mustered liy a small man with a hooked nose and a
cigaret. Judge Harry Melrose, bend of the hoboes' "Jungle court,"
leaned gravely back in his chair and waited for un answer.
It was an odd courtroom. A long ,bare-walled room, with
heavily-timbered floor, and a flight of rude stairs leading to the
The Times Pink comes out at 4:80 every
afternoon. The Confessions of a Bounder"
are taking the town by storm. Every
body's reading tbem. Join the band wagon
and be a Pink reader. You'll have some
fun and enjoy It all.
——aassaaaaa—y— —
i:AU I HI X WKT, Isn't It?
IP I Ills HEI.UGE of aqua con
tinues, we are liable to all be
come Noahs. '

PKTK APPEHHON Just hates to
see this rain.
IT MAMs HIM sit down and cry
out loud.
Ill: lg AFRAID it'll discourage
the men that operate saloons.
Mocllps was washed away.
AND TODAY WE gather that Mo-]
clips is in danger of being
washed away.
DOES MOt'lalPS .MAKE this a
daily event?
WE CANNOT say we are sur
prised to note that Portland's
unemployed failed to stick
around long at the municipal
THE ONI.Y TIME a,man sticks
around a rockpile is when
there Is a ball and chain affec
tionately attached to one leg.
hob in Colorado, and Rosalie
Jones suffering with her suf
fragettes, it behooves the fem
inine Smiths to bestir them
selves if they would grab any
of the calcium glare.
built the Panama canal, has
declined to become police com
missioner of New York.
WE DON'T 1.1. \M i: him. He had
an easy job before.
having a great time siucti
BOMERODY SENT him six auto
matic cigar lighters as pres
HE FIMaED THKM too full of
gasoline and they leaked all
over his pockete.
NOW EVERYHODY thinks he is
an automobile owner.
11l r HE IS scared to death some
body will light a match too
close to him and he'll explode.
IT IS A GOOD thing for a lot ot
sheriffs that there is not a
Lopez In every state.
IF THERE WERE, nobody would
be running for the job of sher
held up a stage in California.
IN THE GOOD old picturesque
"stand-and-deliver" style.
AND IT WASN'T pulled off by a
moving picture company either.
IF WE COI'IjD only bring Young
Wild West and his trusty rifle
on the scene.
THERE IS A certain young man
from Tnconia who has a job
at Olympia.
WE WON'T Hill, you who he Is,
for then you would know him.
ONE NIGHT HE was rudely
awakened from particularly
sweet slumbers, and a voice
hissed ln his ear:
"THERE ARE burglars In the
•I SlIOUIJ) WORRY," he re
sponded drowsily. "There's
more of 'em in tbe senate."
Not Aviator
NEW YORK, Jan. 6.—Mrs.
Jewell declared tbe torso of the
body cast on the beach Monday
was not that of her husband avlj
For Tacoma and Vicinity: Rain tonight and Wednesday.
The Tacoma Times
Olaf Czarnowskl, a 20-year-old
Russian, known as the "Human
Fly," who claimed to have climb
ed the Singer building and many
other sky scrapers of New York
recently arrived here and exhib
ited his prowess as a steeplejack
by crawling up the sides of San
Francisco's tallest buildlngß with
the ease and agility of a fly.
A few days ago, Olaf Czaran
owski was found dead ln an alley
back of one of the city's biggest
hotels. His skull was fractured
and his ribs caved in. Mystery
surrounds his death. No one
Revolver Goes Off;
Woman Loses Her Arm
CENTRALIA, Jan. 6.—Mrs.
Frank Ipe, wife of a prominent
rancher living just west of Cen
tralia, was badly wounded late
Mils evening by the accidental dis
charge of a revolver. Mrs. Ipe
was searching for something on a
closet shelf and accldentlly knock
ed the revolver off, the weapon
discharging when it struck the
floor. The bullet tore through
her hand up Into her arm. The
woman was rushed to a local bos
A little bit out of every
pay envelope put in a sav
ings account at the Puget
Sound State Bank, where
they pay 4% interest,
would make the leak in
the roof easier to fix, the
rainy day less gloomy, an
evening at the show more
pleasant and days of sick
ness less dreary.
Do you realize the mes
sage of thrift the above
lines bring!
upper. Even the row of electric lights above seemed Incongruous
and out of place. Ordinarily lt Is what might b* called the "recep
tion room" of the Hotel De Gink.
The judge wore no robes. Tbe bailiff. disported several days'
growth of black beard. The clerk wrote down the proceedings with
a stubby lead pencil. The Judge's desk was but a rough pine table.
Nevertheless lt was a court — and a real court. Any hobo wh#
breaks Its rules and regulations will sorrowfully assure you of thla
Prisoner," repeat-ed the Judge, "what have you to say to the
Harry („ldwell, the prisoner, hung his head and Indistinctly
murmured, "Guilty."
"Officer." commanded the court, indicating the "harness bull"
who had made the arrest, "you may relate the circumstances sur
rounding the crime with which tha defendant is charged."
A tow-headed youth engaged ln keeping the stove warm took
this aa a cue to deliver a sarcastic laugh. Instantly the bailiff's
gavel, a chunk of stove wood, crashed on .lie table, and the court rose
V Oliif ( /anionskl, Russiiui
Hteeplejack and a view of him per
forming the remarkable feat of
scaling the side of a skyscraper.
This picture was taken a few
days before his fatal plunge.
knows how he came to such an
end. The theory was advanced
that he was practicing his dare
devil feats in this alley up the
smooth side of the hotel where
none could see and that be took
the fatal fall.
To perform his remarkable
feats Czaranowski used no me
chanical aids. Clad in only a pair
of ti-iinls shoes and ordinary
street clothes, minus his coat and
vest, the young Russian would
scale to the dizzy heights of tow
ering office buildings, clinging
only by the tenacious grip of his
fingers and toes to the ornament
al outcroppings of masonry.
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pltal, where it was found neces
sary to amputate her arm close
to tbe shoulder.
6.— H. B. Ward of Lafayette,
lowa, who has been told that he
is President Wilson's double, ar
rived here today to make a prac
tical test of the resemblance. Aft
er walking about the streets for
several hours and dining at the
Mexican Gulf Hotel, where those
attached to the presidential party
are stayltag, Ward decided that
tbe resemblance was slight.
PATTERSON, N. J., Jan. 6. —
The Patterson opera houae burned
to the ground this morning, with
a loss of $150,000. Six firemen
were Injured in battling with the
flames, one of them fatally.
1 CDlNfi TO I). S, I
VIENNA, Jan. 6.—Grand Duke
Charles Francis Joseph, the pre
sumptive heir to the Austrian
throne, will shortly start on a
trip around the world with his
wife, the Princess Zita of Parma
and Bourbon. Tha couple will
spend ten days tn New York.
75 ARE
WINNIPEG, Jan. 6.—That 7
laborers drowned Saturday while
trying to cross the Fraser rlvar
near Fort George, B. C, was re
ported to the Immigration de
partment today by Angelo Pug
liese, a railroad worker who just
arrived on the scene of the dis
aster. The men were ferrying
across the stream on a barge,
which sank under them. A hun
dred men were on the barge and
25 men were saved, although they
were all injured. They were em
ployed on construction work for
the Grand Trunk Pacific.
—No liquor rem, .ned in Copper
field today. Colonel Lawson left
Captain Metcalf, Special Agent
Abbott and seven guardsmen to
watch the town while he returned
to Huntington yesterday after
noon with the remainder of the
militia, fie expected to return
Wednesday. The militiamen will
be retained until bhe establish
ment of civil government is as
NEWARK, 0., Jan. 6.—Five
persons at least perished, one was
fatally injured and five less seri
ously hurt in a fire which de
stroyed the Kearne hotel, a cheap
lodging house, early this morn
ing. Firemen are still searching
through the ruins for bodies of
other possible victims.
Queen Pays
Duke's Debts
LONDON, Jan. 6.—Queen Mary
has just paid the last installment
of a considerable number of debts
left by the late Duke of Teck.
The exact sum which her majesty
agreed to pay Is not known, but
It Is said to have been about
WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 6.
—"A great step forward," was
Ihe way Secretary of Commerce
Redfield referred today to the
profit-sharing plan of the Ford
Motor company of Detroit, by
which the minimum wage to em
ployes will be >S dally. "Borne
people say," continued Redfield,
"that the Ford company cannot
afford to do that. Such talk lg
LONDON, Eng., Jan. 6.—The
British foreign office today de
nied the story widely circulated
ln the United States that Sir
Lionel Garden was about to be
transferred from England's Mexi
can legation. "There is no truth
whatever ln ths report," lt waa
officially stated.
DETROIT, Jan. 6.—Ten thou
sand men, some ragged, others
prosperous looking, fought for
places in line before tbe employ
ment window of the Ford Auto
mobile company this morning.
Under the company's new profit
sharing plan 4,000 additional
workmen will be employed at a
minimum wage of f5 dally.
CHICAGO, Jan. 6. — Wiscon
sin crops are the largest in his
The city light gang Is at work
removing the unsightly poles oa
buainess streets.
with fire in hia eye.
"I'll have y' understand," declared his honor, waving his cigaret
to add emphasis to bis remarks, "that order must be observed ln
this court. Another outburst like that. Number 99, and you'll be In
contempt. This is a real court. We even have a newspaper reporter
with us,"
I blußhed >a ,and Number 99—a1l tihe hoboes are designated by a
certain number — looked very properly ashamed.
Interruptions at an end, the officer who had made the "pinch"
related the full and grewsome details of the crime committed by the
prisoner, while that worthy turned pale aud trembled.
At the end of his recital the court took a look at the guilty Cald
well, scratched Uhe lobe of his left ear, and rolled a fresh cigaret.
"Prisoner at the bar," he stated solemnly, "after weighing the
evidence ln this case carefully, the court deems that you shall be
punished to the extent of having to construct two cuspidors, so that
the next time you are overwhelmed with a desire to expectorate you
will not be at such a loss as to what to do."
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Town Marshal J. S. Boyd of Ruston threatens to ask Gover
nor Lister for military protection.
Hundred bullets exchanged between strikers nn.l sharpshoot
ers laat night.
Boarding house of Joe Puz and homes of two KtrikeiK riddled
with bullets—no one hurt.
Strikers vote unanimously today to Join Western Federation
of Miners.
One hundred and seventy-five strikers sign petition for Fed
eration oharter.
Water supply of smelter temporarily put out of commission
by strikers.
Strlkerbreakerß taken into smelter by water route. Attempt
to resume work today fails. .
, .Many arguments today and gathering., of strikers on Ruston
jp.eeta. but no lighting. »
ih Strikers' attorney prepares habeas corpus to get strikers out
Of jail.
Plans made for general sympathetic strike at smelter when
strikers are adniilled to Federation.
liilews |x-n..' is rest ureal speedily in the Huston smelter strike
situation, Town .Marshal J. N. Iloyd of Huston announced today that
hv would call upon Governor Lister to send a tro«ip «if militia u> pro
tection for the town.
Volleys of shot* fireil la.st night between 9 o'clock and mid
night. \. lii'.'.iitu thmiigh the sti-eelN of Huston, striking houses, ami
spinning far out into the bay after glancing ugaiiiNt metal pui'ts of
tin- smelter structures, cnilMiißci-ed the lives of persons on the streets
anil almost struck several pgMM-h
"I am not going to stand for this much longer," said Marshal
Boyd today. "This may be a personal fight between the strikers
niul the smelter people, but I am protecting tbe town's interests. If
the fighting does not end mighty suddenly, or if any person 1b killed
or wounded, I am going to appeal to the governor for soldiers. I
guess the presence of a company of soldiers with Mausers will put
NEW YORK, Jan. 6.—Rescuo
of live more survivors of the Ok
lahoma was reported by wireless
today from the Booth liner Greg
ory. The men are: Fred Booth,
George Johnson, WIIJI Haaht,
John Kossich and Jacob Swansen.
The rescue brought the total say-
PRESIDIO, Texas, Jan. 6. —
Though there is a lull iv fighting
at Ojinaga, It seemed unlikely to
day that it would be a long one.
General Herrera with 3,000 rebels
is marching from Chihuahua City
to aid in the attack on the towns.
Simultaneously General Argume
do with 4,000 federals Is coming
from Torreon with help from
that garrison. The two bodies
aie racing for Lanula Pass, the
key to Ojinaga, and whichever
reaches it first it is agreed on both
sides would possess an enormous
btralegic advantage. The chances
seem to favor Argumedo.
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 6. —Pray-
ers for peace were said In all
dinrolies here today. Stories pub
lished ln the United States that
Unci iv is about to resign are
based on old rumors. He denied
tbem today absolutely.
VKEKA, «Oal., Jan. 6.—Two
old fashioned bandlta held up the
| stage on the mountain road and
took 146 from the driver.
Ed up to 1? and reduced tha death
list to 27. Tho quint.t with, oth
ers got off In a lifeboat, tolling
fix linn rM at '.he oars when they
were picked up by the Gregory.
Six men were drowned when the
boat capsized but It was righted
and the other five climbed aboard
bailing lt out aB best tehy could.
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Map showing location of OJin
aga, .Mexico, where VHla'a forces
and Huerta's troops are battling.
CHICAGO, Jan. «. — No one
bid on the ((instruction of Chi
cago's 1131,000,900 subway sys-
I tern yesterday.
Here was law and justice, indeed. Moreover, the sentent **f_\
carried out. Before I had left two small boxes filled with eehm PpM
been Improvised aa cuspidors by the guilty man. "f
Hotel I >«• Gink haa a regular system of law aad order. naamPem
the Jutlge and court officials there la Unnson Hlarkie, the cM
liolire; Patty Couture, police sergeant; Joe Meloer and H. Brmtl
burg, special officers, and seven "harness bulla," who are o**q
I'.u .tiling tbe hotel all night long. j
The jungle court has established a certain sat of, rules at il
Hotel De Gink, the court and the police officials are on duty altflM
time to see that they are adhered to.- i
Every man must retire not later than 10:30 ln the evening, ail
be up by 6:30 ln the morning. No profanity nor expectorating oaj
the floor is tolerated. No one is allowed to bring intoxicants nean
the premises. The seven "harness bulls" are responsible for any-'
thing that happens during the night, and each one has a regular
beat for the dark hours.
There is alao one kitchen policeman, Hans Holm by name.
Did you ever stop to think that the
Times prints more exclusive news stories
and I'd inn*, than any other newspaper in
Tacoma? Fact. Bubscrilie for the Timee
and you'll miss nothing. We give you the
world's news in brief.
an end to this war."
Aside from the shooting last night and Marshal iioyd's threat
today to call for solillers, the most sensational development of tb*
smelter strike situation came at an enthusiastic meeting of strikers
in Sokol lia.il. on North 4-th street, today.
After Charles Perry Taylor of Tacoma, secretary of tha Stata
Federation of Labor and organizer for the American Federation of
Labor, had made an address, the strikers marched up to tha rostrum
and 2HO of them signed a petition asking for a charter under the
Western Federation of Miners. Taylor read a telegram from Salt
Luke City, saying that a representative of the Western Federation
of Miners would arrive in Tacoma tomorow morning. At present
the strikers are unoganlzed, and their fight has been unsystematic,
lt is planned that when they gain admittance to the union they can
call upon other workers in the smelter to Join them In a sympathetic
strike and effecthely tie up operation at the smelter indefinitely.
Fighting last nlglit for three hours was furious. Seven huge
ißonrfhllghtß placed on Improvised turrets on all parts of the smelter
plant were kept playing over the town and settlement of Slavonian
workers near the big smelter stack. Sharpshooters hid behind the
bottom of the stnck. and n-turned vigorously the fire of strikers in
the upper rooms of dwellings and boarding house*. Whenever a shot
was fired from the settlement, searchlights were flashed on the spot
from whi« h the shot came, and sharpshooters pumped high power
bullets at title place. One side of the boarding house of Joe Pus,
between Court and Commerce streets, was today literally honey--
combed with bullets. Two other dwellings near lt were seared and
torn by the merciless rain of shot.
Joe Puz, whose house was fired upon, runs a butcher shop and
his tenants are all loggers and longshoremen. He was indignant to
day over the shooting.
"If they don't leave me alone, I'm going to buy rifles and arm
ull my patrons. We'll give them n fight worth while. They kept
their searchlights flashing into my windows all night and the board
ers couldn't sleep. The bullets |sniie«l through tlie bedroom walla
and nearly killed some of the men upstairs. My patrons are n»t
interested hi the fight, and if I can't have those sharpshooters ar
rested 1 will retuni their fire and kill v few."
Strikers last night cut off the smelter water supply by tightly
screwing up a valve at the plant's water tank, located in a gulch
.'f'Mi yards from the refiners. The company had anticipated thla
move and had connected the smelter up with Green river water, so
that no damage was done.
Long before daybreak today the skilled workmen at the smelter
arrived at 51 st and Pearl streets on Point Defiance cara. There
was only a small delegation of strikers present, but the street was
filled with armed deputies. Those of the mechanics who were will
ing to return to work were escorted to the Municipal dock under
guard and taken to the smelter on the Fobs launch "No. 1." The
launch made regular tripß every two hours, but took less than 50
workmen to the plant.
Other workmen refuse.:] to go to work. They declared that
strikers had threatencal to dynamite their homes and injure them
if they returned. Workmen living in Huston, although not Interested
in the strike, have i><*< n ke|tt away from the plant by atrlkers in
order to « ripple the smelter. Tbene men declared that llieir homes
had been watched nil night, in order that they could not return to
work unseen.
When daybreak came this morning all was peaceful ln Ruston,
with no evidence of the bitter fighting last night. Strikers congre
gated on the streets and sullenly Inspected all passers-by. Occasion
ally the shrill signal whistles of the strikers sounded from distant
points. Deputies with sawed-off shotguns, attired In long rubber
coats and sou'westers, patroled the fence of the smelter, refusing
to permit strikers within 100 yards of the property.
Electric lights were placed yesterday on the big oil tank of tha
smelter, built on a hill Inside the town of Ruston, and armed depu
ties are marching around the base of th* structure continuously day
and night.
I Once every hour today a large automobile, filled with seven
armed deputies, drove slowly around the smelter property and
through the town of Ruston. The officers were met with dark
glances fro% the crowds of strikers, but no violence was attempted.
With less than 100 Ntrlke-breakers and regular workmen Inside
the plant, an attempt was made to start the furnaces today. A
switch-engine, operated by an engineer who haa remained Inside
(since the strike began, shuttled cars about for a short time. Bat the
unskilled workmen, unfamiliar with their tasks, accomplished little,
and the attempt to optwate the smelter wan given up at noon.
-"inciter authorities circulated the report in HiiMoii today that 150
workmen would arrive tomorrow from one of the Guggenheim re
fineries in Montana. No confirmation of tlie report could be secured.
Addressing tbe smelter strikers today, Charles Perry Taylor,
mgnnlzer for The American Federation of Labor, said:
"I am sorry that lt has been reported tbta I advised union men
in the smelter to resume work. I hays given no advice other than
to ask you men to avoid violence and keep within the law.
"The only way to win this strike, which I consider a most fair
one, is to organise yourselves Into a compact body. By affiliating
with the Western Federation of Miners you will have a means of get
ting solid support for your cause, and I think you are sura to wis. I
am asking your leaders to attend meetings of the Building Trades
council and the Central Labor council tomorrow night, in order to
tell the unions why you are striking and to get their support."

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