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Now that ICs known how far a housewife walks In a day,
why don't some guy figure out how far a Tacoma girl would go If ahe walks as many steps as she steps in a night's tangoing? WORLD' NEWS ALL CONDENSED IN THE TIMES mamm —y—^———^ JlSIs I AM sold 1.. troubled In mind. THREE DAYS HAYK iiassed, and not 4 word yet from Ananias. OK 4t\ I Mil along with him. I HA VI. BEEN so worried that I didn't sleep a wink last night. MORE THAN MR hours. AND I COULD hardly eat a bite for breakfast. ■ZCW THREE SI.HTCS of ham, four eggs, a plate of toast, a pint ol oatmeal and two cups of coffee. I'M sti \l It \ll> something dread ful has happened both of them. AND YET FAILED to kill them. THE EDITOR HAS remarked that thoy must "sell 'em" big and foaming o'er in Salem. IT IH ONLY because I realize he ls nervous and upset himself that I spare his life for that. AND HERE I am again this morn- Ing with this whole column to fill. BETTER I BAWL some guy out. MAYBE I/OL'IE BEAN and his tango club. 1/OI'IE NEVER HEADS this stuff anyhow. HE TOLD ME HO. Bl'T WHADDAYAMEAN tango club, Louie? BI'RDETTE "oGILVIE, the em bryo actor, was reciting a piece PINDELL DOWN WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 2. — Henry M. Pindell of Peoria, rc eently confirmed by the senate, declined the St. Petersburg am bassadorship today. There has been much controversy over the appointment. In a letter to the president, Plndell said the squab bling so embarrassed him that he Outbursts of Everett True The Tacoma Times on . I THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA I „,> OT 30c A , — HOME MONTH VOL. XL NO. 37. TACOMA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY. FEBRUARY 2.1914. EDITION the other day. WHKN IN RFSHED ■ cat and stepped on his toe. AS HE METED the cat high In to the atmosphere, Mr. Ogllvie was heard to mutter: "INTERIU'IT NOT, feline; this is a monologue, not a cata logue." ______ SHE THREW IP her hands with a shrill cry, and silently sank ln the black waters of the swamp. THE TIPPING TIU'ST has hired a number of girls. WE ARE TIPPING it off. AND WOULD LIKE to be piping them off. THEY DO HAY Fiance may re ceive Hugh Wallace as ambas sador. BIT I HARDLY think France is in any immediate danger. I HAVE A notion to get out an annual edition myself. SO PEOPLE CAN" say nice things about it. EARL CHENOWETH, Hie clean er, Is a great aid to bashful young lovers. HE FRESHES THEIR suite for them. DYE, OLD clothes, dye! I AM GOING to celebrate ground hog day. BY EATING pork sausage for sup per. FORK SAFSAGE—ground hog— ls there no limit, etc.? RIGHT NOW 1 AM going out to get Detectives Huekaba and Kinrald, Sergeant Guy and Pa trolman Angus. A"ND SHIP 'EM to Salem. I ASKED FOR a correspondent, and they handed me A. Lemon. TURNS BIG JOB doubted If he would be able to serve efficiently. Tho executive accepted his decision In a com munication, complimenting him highly. It ls understood it Is in tended to give the Peorlan an im portant diplomatic post elsewhere and that Charles R. Crane, the Chicago millionaire, Is scheduled for the St. Petersburg embassy. He* captain In Rockland, Maine, says he's got a blind hen that lays four eggs a day. Why doesn't he blindfold the flock, sell his ship and retire rich, eh? YOUNGSTER LEARNS HOW TO DYNAMITE IN REFORMATORY Remarkable Confession of Alfred Lehman, Who at 22, Has Been Terror of Night—Sent to "Refuge" at 8, He Learned Evil That Shriveled His Soul. BY XOK.MAN ROW. NEW YOItK, Fell. S.—For the pant four or five years a terror lias stalked by night through the dark st reels mid the darker hall ways ol the East Side*. Fathers and mothers have lain down to troubled sleep, wonder- Ing whether they and their little ones would awake to greet another imam, or whether a uiuffletl i-om- and a crash In the dead of night would rend the frail tenement walls, and set their frantic hordes battling wilh flame ami smoke and panic. Xo one knew tit whose door the next bomb of the Mark Hand might He. Long and hard work by detectives has resulted in the apparent rounding-up of the gang that has been responsible for this reign of terror. Augeliuo Sylvester is on trial, and among the witnesses for the state is Alfred Lehman, v little, hard-faced, tlred-looklng boy, barely out of his teens. Lehman, on the stand, adinittetl every species of crime from I'clti larceny to assassination. He (old of having ab ducted girls Im white-slave pMpatft*, He said he had tilth his own hands planted thirty-three bombs lv stores and tenement house*!. "Old you have no regard for human life when you set off dyna mite bombs in crowded tenement houses?" asked the district attor ney. "No—no more than I would have for insects that I wanted to kill." Then came something of the story of the warping of a human soul into such a monstrous travesty upon humanity. . "My father and mother died when 1 was a baby. When I was eight I was sent to a House of Refuge. I've been through them all —houses of detention, houses of refuge, lionises of correction, reform atories —ull the places where they send kids that are bad. They don't any of them do v fellow any good." A lwy gets In with older criminals, and they make a pretty fair crook of him before he gets out. "One day after I got out a follow wanted me to go %long on a 'Job.' 1 went. They killed a man, and I got his money. The gang saw I was game and took me into the Black Hand. "I got from $2 to $2!i for placing a bomb. The 'big men" in the gang got .tie biggest part of the blackmail that was collected. "What I've done is done, and I'm ready to take what is com ing to_mie/] DENVER DIVINE IS GONE DENVER, Colo., Feb. 2.—Ru mors of a scandal ln connection with the disapiiearaiiee of the Rev. George Gallup, vicar of St John's cathedral of this city, has created intense excitement In church circles here today. Rev. Gallup suddenly disappeared last week. He was seen last Thurs day at the railroad station and since then nothing has been heard of him. Dean H. Martini Hart, in an In terview today, intimated that the minister's disappearance was con nected with a scandal. "Like many other i>eople, he did un worthily and took himself off — where Ido not know. He certain ly was demented and wholly un nerved."' AHOY! THERE CHICAGO.— Albert Hoswell, seaman, said he saved 4 5 women on the Titanic, but that matrimo nial seas nearly swamped him. "Try another cruise with your wife," advised Judge Uhlier. RECALLERS TO GATHER TONIGHT The recall ou Mills and Woods has not yet been filed at the city hall. The movement started by A. I_. Thorn ana a few of his friends and others has evolved into a more general attack on the two commissioners and all day today the recall offices in the National Realty building have been swarm ing with citizens who wanted to get into the fight. A general meeting will, there Try Couple For Murder ROME, Feb. 2. -Early arraign ment of I.ongfield Wolff and his wife, bt Santa Rosa, California, charged with the murder of Mo rlts Sigal, a wealthy merchant of I^pslg, ls promised today by the Rome police. Sigal, It Is said, was Infatuated with Mrs. Wolff, who is young and pretty. Sigal To Charter Car rORTI-AND. Ore.. Feb. 2. — Portland Rotary club will charter a special car to go to Taeoma Feb ruary 20 for the get-together meeting with Rotarlans of Seat tle, Spokane, Portland and Ta coma. '< For Tacoma and vicinity: Fair tonight and Tuesday. DID MRS. TOWNSEND DANCE WITH THE O GOVERNOR • Did Mrs. Harry Townsend dunce with the governor? Irrelevant though this question uiity seem upon the first glance, it menus a whole lot to Mrs. Townsend, to her husband, and to P. It. Soles, v SI ci lin in, ni drug gist. For already, Irrelevant or no, it has caused the word of Mrs. Townsend to be Impugned, cost Mr. Soles a bcuutilally shaded orb, aud put Mr. Townsend In danger of paying a stiff fine for assault. At a recent ball given in this city, Mrs. Townsend, who is an Industrial teacher at the Stella coom institution danced with Gov ernor Lister. At least, she says she did. Both the governor and his wife were present at this ball. Naturally, one doesnt' dance with governors at every hop or tango-trot that conies along. To have a governor dance with you Is—-well, it is something of an honor, you know. One might be forgiven for getting the least bit chesty over having tripped the light fantastic with such an em inent person. So the next day, when Mrs. fore, be held at Fraternity hall, 1117 1-2 Tacoma avenue tonight when the, whole recall committee will be reorganized and plans made to go out and get the signa tures necessary to recall petitions. The agitation of the recall ap parently has caused some activity on the part of the voters for al ready the registration seems to he climbing up again. There was a pretty steady stream of- voters at the registration booth on Com merce street today. met his deatii -during an automo bile ride with Mrs. Wolff. He dropped dead as he alighted from the car at the Victoria hotel. Ac cording to the Wolffs he waa shot from outside tho machine. The police disbelieve this story. The police allege that Wolff la no torious as an International thief. NEW PENNANT COUPON BILLIE BURKE POSES week ■ lowers Art Series of Pennants can be had at the Tlmea office by pre senting this coupon and 20 cents. Twenty-five cents by mall. South Carolina legislature bars white teachers from colored schools, and court of appeals at Ht. Louis bars colored doctors from Pullman cars. It's horse and horse. Who's to Blame? Alfred Lehmiin, self-confessed robber, nb-l dm im, bomb-planter, Black-llander, Murderer.'- Alfred Lehman Is not the point of this story. He Is only an inci dent. His story Is told, and somt^peiial institution will take him off the hands of society, doubtless, for some time to come. Hut the nation will still lie full of Alfred Lehmans in the making, of boy., to whom society must recognize anil fulfill its duty as gum ;lii.u anil educator —if it would diminish the number of .Hired Lehiuaus. who are filling its J court dockets anil populating its. |H»st-graduate reform schools—the penitentiaries. Townsend appeared' at the dinner table she felt constrained to re-1 DSark casually, of course that ike had danced with tin- gover-; nor the night before, and had, found him a nimble exponent of, the terpsiehorean art? etc., etc. Hut Mr. Soles, it is said, proved a skeptical individual- oh, quite! tkeptteal, He even went so fur as to smile derisively. "YOU dance with the gover nor, " he is alleged to have sneer ed. "Huh! Fat chance! You got as muck show of dancing with tlie governor as 1 have In dancing with the governor's wife." .Now when one has danced with a governor, one does not ink. such tiling:, lightly. These alleged wolds of Si.l.-s- stung Mis. Townsend anil rankled in her bos om. Mr. Townsend was not home then, ns he works ln the city, but when he eiiine out Wednesday evening last, she poured forth her tab- of mm. Her husband waxed exceedingly wroth at the alleged affront, It Is said, and he vowed vengeance. Soon niter, Soles and he met on the Stellucooni car. Townsend advanced upon the druggist with scowling mien and fiery eye. "What do you Inean by talking to my wife the way you did?" he in alleged to have asked. Mr. Soles murmured something about "only joking." "Well, you want to can that stuff," remarked Mr. Townsend pleasantly. "You keep your face Lin of nialtei's that don't concern you. See?" And to add force and elegance tn his remarks, be is alleged to have tried to improve the sight of Mr. Soles by thrusting a knotted fist into one of the druggist's optics, and hanging a handpainted marine view thereupon. At this Juncture Mr. Soles ls said to have become slightly irri tated himself, and Journeyed down to the prosecuting attor ney's office for redress. Thrice he tried to bring up the matter before Dow, and was thrlee re pulsed. ■ The prosecuting attorney's of fice Is now Investigating the mer its of the rase, to deride what mi ion should lie taken on it. And In the meantime Mr. Soles will have to suffer a blackened •ye. and Mrs. Townsend the pangs ot injured vanity. But the question remain-, the name as beforej 1)11) Mrs. Townsend dance with the governor? In his story, "The Guilty Alan," Kiancois Coppee tells of a boy whoise na ture was degrad ed by the cruel ties and evil as sociations of "re form schools," until, when nißii hood was attain ed, his shriveled soul stooped to murder without a qualm, Coppee divided the blame be tween the boy'H father-who de serted his family — and society. Who, in our American civili zation, Is to he blamed for the career of this boy— Alfred Leh man, beside whose admitted record of crime the solitary mis deed of Coppee' character pal' into paltriness? ■TRYING OLD JOKES When the management of a vig vaudeville ch-ciilt like Keith's issues orders to com edians to cut out nil anti suffrnge jokes on the stage, it seems to Im- a sign that public sentiment is general ly moused ou thai subject throughout the country, und mreeeeA in tmrem ot women's light to vote. When jokes on woman's suffrage MM sprung on the vaudeville stage, several years ago, they usually got a good laugh, but now it would ap pear from the order men tioned, they are falling flat. The attitude of a mixed audience in a theater is a fairly good test of public opinion anil when people stop laughing at puns on cer tain public questions of the day, it Is Umeto realize that they have become serious questions. TO START PROBE WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 2. —Sub-committees of the house will go to Colorado and Michigan this week to begin the probe of the strike there. CASE IS REOPENED ROME, Feb. 2.—Count Bonl de Castellane has reopened the case of the annullmenc of his marriage with Anna Gould, now Duchess de Tallyrand. AVIATQRS KILLED UOFRGES, France, Feb. 2. — Captain Nlquet and Lieut. Belvert were instantly killed today when their aeroplane drouped 100 feet. TROOPS MUTINY CUI-IACAN, Mex., Feb. 2. — Fed eral troops outside of Guaymas are said to have mutinied and are fighting among themselves. As a result of a quarrel which ended In an assault case, a Judge iv Chicago sentenced the one who began it to take the other one and his family to the theater, with a supper afterward. A dexterous pickpocket man aged to delve into the pocket of Peter Sendell, 37th and East B street, when be was returning from Seattle on the steamer In dianapolis last night and relieved him of $31 in money he had with him. Dr. Joseph F. Griggs, 904 North Alnsworth, reported to the police this morning the theft ot a number of tooia from his auto mobile last night. Three New York <Ity employes are reported to here aaked lhat their wages In- reduced. Hounds like a big buslneM press sgent story to offset Ford's profit-sharing plan. WE HAVE THE BEST FEATURES BEST PICTURES PEOPLE ARE STRONG FOR ANNEXATION OF RUSTON HOW TO ANNEX KIHTON In order to annex Itself to the city of Tacoma, nuston must dis Incorporate. The smelter town Is registered as a municipality of the fourth class. A majority of the voters of Huston would first have to sign a petition of dislneorporntion. This petition would be voted upon at a special election held in Ruston. If the vote carries, a receiver would be appointed, and the municipality would be legally declared dissolved. To unnex to Tucoma, one-fifth of the voters of Ruston would have to sign a petition of annexation. The petition would be presented to the county commissioners, who would order a special election In Ruston. If the election carried, the result of It would be communicated to the Tacoma council, and that body would vote on the question of annexing Ruston to the city. Shall the smelter town of Huston, controlled and practically owned by the Guggenheim smelter known as the Tacoma Smelting eempeef, be annexed to the city of Tac Hus a means of stopping the guerrilla warfare that has existed there since January l? Hesidents of Huston are heartily In favor of the suggestion made by the Times Saturday. City officials ami prominent business men of Tacoma declared today that it was the only logical thing to do. Of course, the Tucoma Smelting company will object, but the dicta torial power of the big concern will cease when the annexation propo sition is 'akijji up for a ""♦e. The i lV ;' -eUmt can 1. '• •' citizens of Ruston by Its mayor and conn ai: fnpr'Ved In the .ant- but It cannot force the citi zens to vote with It when they step Into the little voting booth t_t place their mark on the election ballot. SENTIMENT OF CITIZENS FOR IT "It's a ilarn good Idea," declared Mayor Seymour en thusiastically today. "I am for It," said Commissioner A. V. Mills. "As long as I am a councilman there are just two sections that 1 want to see taken In. One Is Huston aud the other is the Tucoma tiileflats." "I think now Is an opii-ortiine time for the annexation of Ruston," said Commissioner Hay Preelaiid. "It Is the only logical thing to do," de. lured Chief Police Looiuis. "If Huston were a part of Tacoma we could handle a smeller strike with a few uniformed officers, nml I am confident that there would be none of the fight ing and bloodshed that has occurred during the last month." "Huston should come Into the boundaries n f Tacoma," said Pioseciitinu Attorney l.oicn/o Dow. "It would have protection und representation that it seem* now to be miss ing entirely." "I sin for it. mid believe that everyone lv Ruston In for It," exclaimed Attorney Homer Hone, representing tlie Huston union of the Western Federation of Miners. "There has lieen tyrannical rule in Huston liecaune of the fact that the city was smelter-owned, but If it were part of Tacoma xve should soon be able to .-ml all this fighting aud trouble." Although the Washington laws make the annexation slightly cunilM-rsome. it could be accomplished expediently If taken up at mice. Two |ietltlons and two elections ure necessary. If Huston were nol an in. 01 |siia.ed town, it could be annexed within v few days, but il would Hrst be necessary to disincorporate the toxin be fore aii in-mi i ion could be taken up. As Ruston is managed at present, it Is entirely smelter owned. Mayor Prat! Is company physician and spends most of his time Inside the smelter. The city council Is composed of Charles (iurode, Joe Diitlinger., V. Ahlstrom, Jim Garrison and Bert Cook. All of them are foremen In the smelter plant. Hesidents of Ruston declare that since the strike began last month the Ruston city hall has lieen opened only when the council was scheduled to have a meeting. Efforts to look up records in the city hall, it Is said, have fHlled because the mayor or councllmen either refused or neglected to unlock the doors of the building. Tonight at a meeting of the city council of Huston the question of i-copcnhiii the saloons of the town will he taken up. "Hie saloon* have been closed since .Imiuury I. Members of the striking ore handlers will make a vigorous h-i.ii ■to tlie reopening of the saloons, ou the ground that, with 70 gun-men "deputies" In Ruston, serious trouble might ts-cur with the re-commencing of the sale of liquor. Saloon men will also be present to ask the council to reim burse them for their losses during the month they have been closed. There are three saloons in Huston. FACED POVERTY HANGS HIMSELF Despondent because of 111 health and his inability to find work, Sam Sylvester, age 67, committed suicide today in his room at 1&49 Tacoma avenue by hanging himself. The old man used a heavy niaulla rope, tying one end of It to a staple in the celling, and knotting the other .nd about his neck. He stood upon a chair, to complete fasten ing of the rope, and then jumped off. The rope ttas too long to hold hlin In tuld-alr, however, and his knees touched the floor as he iSays It Can't Be "Did" ST. LOUIS, Feb. 2.—Albert Lambert, the well known aviation expert, was not enthusiastic over the proposed aeroplane race around the world to start In May, 19in, from the Panama Pacific exposition grounds, San Francis co. He thought such a flight was impracticable. "No aeroplane could stand such a strain," he aald. "In the first place the life of an aeroplane en gine is brief and Intended to cov er only from 6000 to 2,000 miles. Contestants would hardly average four hours flying dally and It would require 60 days to make the trio If the aeroplane averaged hung by the Improvised gallows. Sylvester threw all hla weight against the sllp-noose, however, nnd slowly strangled to death. The old man had lived in a lit tle room over Ray Craft's grocery on Tacoma avenue for seven years, earning a meager liveli hood by odd Jobs about the city. He had no relatives who could assist him, it ls said, and became despondent because of a protract ed illneas. Coroner Ashton In vestigated the suicide and ordered the body cut down. 100 miles per hour while afloat. I think the condltiona Imposed are impossible obstacles too great to be overcome." DIGGS IN JAIL SAN FRANCISCO, »b. 2. — I'nahle to find anybody who would furnish bail in the sum of |10,000 in the new charge of im morality brought against him Maury 1 .Digga, now out on $20, --000 ball pending appeal on his conviction for violation or tha Mann white slave act, Dlggs gave himself up and went to Jail.