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I __-__! I I -_-__! 1 I _____ __H -_-__i II h I City treasurer of Harrisburg, Pa., has written to city treasurer of Portland, Ore., asking: "What type of car is the jitney and where can they be purchased?" SULTAN READY TO RUN ATHKNS, Feb. 27.—That tin- Turkish Imperial families fear that the forts along the Dardanelles may fall under the terrible bombardment of the allied Anglo-French fleet and that Constantinople is tt si-lt menaced, Is Indicated by messages asserting that three special trains are held in readiness to take the sultan and Ids court out of Constan tinople at tin- first hint of Itersoiial danger. Common People t'nlnformed. The common people have beon kept in ignorance of the allies' attempt to force the straits, lead ing families uml members of the nobility have, however, been in formed that the situation may de velop into a serious one. With part of one of the land batteries along the Dardanelles destroyed, the allies attempt to force the strait is continuing to day with unabated Fierceness. Two Ports Pounded. Two forts Inside the strait are being subjected to a terrific fire from the fleet. Although several vessels of the allies have been hit, advices indicate that the dam age is slight. Last reports indicate that the bombardment is increasing in its intensity and that a decisive re sult in tills field of operations may come at any time. a# a ENDORSE ROAD IP NORTH SIDE OF MT. TACOMA Arguing that Seattle and Taco ma business men should "get to gether and forget the old feud be tween the two cities," Tacoma of ficials and merchants yesterday 'afternoon voted to endorse the action of the intercity committo? advocating the survey and con struction of a roadway to the Na tional park along the north route by way of the Carbon river. - The meeting was held in the Commercial club auditorium and was featured by some vigorous opposition to the plan by various business men and officials, who feared that Seattle would gain the greatest benefit from the road. County Commissioner Slayden, City Commissioner Mills, Mayor Fawcett, Col. W. B. Coiner ami others offered opposition to the plan. To Cost County Nothing. The resolution,' adopted wi.h only a few negative votes, declar ed the sense of the meeting wa:< that whenever the government is ready to construct a road on the north aide of the park it should be built to connect with a state road coming up the Carbon river valley to Fairfax. it was made clear that in no case will Pierce county be called on to expend money for the north side road. WANTS $5,004 l DAMAGES John Kuhne, a teamster, began oday an action for $.1,130 dam ages for personal injuries, he nys he received when he was urivlng a wood-wagon for A. Hol -•oyd last Ju.'.y. Young Man If you will Just decide to make a start at sys tematic saving, open an account in our Saving Department and then have some definite ob ject to save for and in vest your savings, you .will come out a winner. — It takes a little will power and self-denial at first, PUGET SOUND STATE BAHK WHY \Y hat's St«-ila«-ooni? «^ ■ the officials W^^ of the state H insane asvl- fl urn trying to I doll Are they I \ all c ni|)tiiig ¥m to lib crate *» their )»atients m as fast as fB they receive . them, without attempting to effect cures upon their diseasetl minds? Tacoma is just 10 miles from the insane hospital. Almost every day a mentally unbalanced per son is turned toots by the asylum authorities, osten sibly under parole or guardianship. Vc st c r day a fanner who had been committed to the hospital less than a month ago, after release shot himself on his farm near Tacoma. -fight he not have shot someone else, in his unbalanced condition, just as readily? Yesterday a former Stadium High school boy, recently sent to the asyl um, released almost at once, and escaped from his parents, came home nearly dead from expos ure aifter wandering for three days half naked in the woods. Last night a woman, recently turned out of Jhe asylum, walked over the Snoquahnie pass, in the Cascades, and was picked up, completely exhaust ed. What's wrong? The hospital should not be a jail, where pa tients serve a sen tence and are then liberated. It should be a place where pa tients are cured. What's the matter at Steilacoom? Auto Thieves Are Promised Jail Terms Penitentiary sentences for auto thieves, instead of light fines, is he policy adopted today by Prose cutor Reniann, who says he in tends charging grand larceny in such cases in the future. Formerly the charge was mere ly "joy riding," and the prisoner was let off easily. "There are too many auto thefts in this county," said Re tnann. "I'm going after these Fellows who think it a Joke to i>l<k up another person's car on the street at any time of day or night and ride off in it. Usually the car is left ditched miles away rrom the city and frequently it is damaged considerably." The latest theft reported is that of Dr. H. V. Roberts' Ford machine, license No. 13430. It was taken from the curb in front of the National Realty building last evening. ■ii i-i i , < Grand Prix Race Starts Tit Fair RAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2 7 The Grand Prix automobile races started at 10:30 ,today at the exposition grounds. Thirty cars began the long race, a dis tance of 402 miles. It took three minutes to get the cars started. The first prize Is $3,000; the second,s2,ooo; the third, $1,000. The Taconia Times SOcA MONTH VOL. KIT. NO. 6 i\t uMA, WASH, SATURDAY, sVEBRUARY 27, 1915 Where Uncle Sam Has a War All His Own Killed in battle with Paleface —son of Chief Posey who went to the aid of Chief Kae-ne-gst. REPORT ON WET BILLS SOON DUE OLYMPIA, Feb. 27.--The fight on the liquor bills will begin early next week. The first oonte.t will take place In the'bouse when 196 and 197 are reported. The bills provide for the sub mission of the liquor uuestion to the people at a special election to be held next fall. The cost of the election, in the event the bills liass, will come from an excise tax )» liquor. H. F. Alexander, C. B. Hurley, 3. M. Jackson, L. R. Manning and Ben Norman were among the T.i conians who yesterday appeared before the public morals commlt .ee In support of the bills. SHIP BILL UP WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 27. — The conference committee of Ihe house and senate has report -9d the compromise government ship purchase bill to both houses, rhe conference report will prob tbly be adopted in the house, *>'hen it comes up Monday. BOARDKR AHHKSTKD Mrs. Mary O. Burns, boarding house landlady, 1.02 South Yak ma avenue, has a good memory I r faces, and when F. K. Miller returned to her neighborhood ifter six months' absence she had i warrant for his arrest. She iajß he owes a hoard bill. ASKS A DIYOKCR Pearl Madison started suit for livorce today from David Maili ion, who, she alleges, has beaten md abused her frequently. THE ONLY INDEPENDSMT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. The top picture slum* renor \ni riding out of Cortex (Houthwe stern Colorado) to rchtforce C.,. S. Mondial Nehekpr's "army" In Its fight, with Piutes, under Chief Tsc-ue-gat (F.verett Hatch), pho t»gra|ilied In war dress. . . , _— , . . . ffIPMHS-flfK Farmers have long been selling wheat at less than cost, says Jos eph Lelter, in New York, ana have nothing to say in fixing the price. Paroled from Ft. Htellacooin hospital, Norah Spear walked from Hot Springs over Suoqual inie Pass to Cle Blum. Arrived exhausted. Returned to asyi.mi Thursday. ('rand larceny charge against H. J. Reynolds dismissed by Dep uty Prosecutor Selden, the 12th one since new administration be gan. Sir George Ask with, chief In. dustrial commissioner, London, has sent peremptory order, to 10; --000 Knglish shipyard work men.to cease their strike, as ''important munitions of war are urgently re quired. Byron Hunter, employed In State college and I. S. farm de partment, urges appointment of county agriculturist for Pierce. Two I <i-year-old school boys mc cused stealing auto of H. Ilc; --liert, Imperial apartmentsT'Thiuv day night. Steamer Latum lie due today, at Bmelter with copper ore uirga rrom Alaska. American-Hawaiian liner Texan ilue in port Sunday from Frisco to load general freight for the islands. Frank Miller, 60, arrested by Deputy Mohrbacker on fraud war rant, told deputy he used to lick four sheriffs every morning be fore breakfast. Joseph Snyder, 76, died at lo- ■cal tiosi'itiil lust night.. Survived by four sons and two daughters. S. P. Capon, advance represent tative Dr. P. P. Claxton, IT. 8. commissioner education, arrived In *Mi i■ ai• ■_■ on way to see two state schools and find out what's wrong with them. .William Shields, 40, died In local hospital yesterday. Four teen years in Tacoma. Steamer Delhi total loss in wreck at Strait island, off Alas kan coast, according to Capt. \V. H. Logan, of London Salvage association. Flags of Britain, Russia, France and Japan floated from vessels In the harbor yesterday, gtviim allies extra representation. Krcil Motes, Alder; Hells Fit, Kapowsin; G. M. Ounderson, Lakeiew, Included in 19 postmas ters named for Washington state. Contract for new- p«|ier mill, ilae in fifl days, let by Prldhain Coj lo Seattle concern to be built north Fleischmaiin Yeast plant, Sumner. J I huii carloads YakiniA apple* hg to Kit rope. Chehall* County Republicuu f-lub, Aberdeen, launches gover nor boom for former State Trea3 urer J. Q. Lewis. Sixteen dairy ewes, J. YV. Bleard, of Clifton, Hood's Canal, poltoued. Pioneer day feud may revive. Seattle Salvation Army brass band coming to take part In fare wetl for ('apt. Fred Anderson anil Wife. Tacoma Scandinavian Salva tion Army, Sunday. WHEN A SCAN'S MARRIED HOME EDITION Main-os .liui. the "Good In dian," who Is acting as guide and ail visor to A. H. Marshal Nehekcc. HUNT FOR BOY ENDS AT HOME Merrill Halrd, former Stadium High school football star, lost tor three days, was found last night In bed In the old city home of ills parents, 1 it_o North Prospect st., after a party of searchers, Includ ing Deputy Sheriff Frank Long niii-c and a bloodhound, had spent the entire day trying to locate him. The hound led the wny almost to Taconia from Sunset Reach, where Balrd has been staying since his parole from the Steila coom asylum, but a report from Steilacoom said the boy had been seen there and the dog was taken off the trail. Halrd disappeared Wednesday afternoon. He was hatless and coatless when he left the Sunset Beach home. His clothing last evening Indicated he had slept in the open. MOTHER SEWfO OREGON ASYLUM PORTLAND, Feb. 27.—MM, Rose Byers, who killed her f> year-old son and attempted to •onimit suicide last Saturday, wut taken to the insane asylum today after an examination by Dr. S. X, loseph. While her husband, who is a luperintendent of construction on the Columbia highway, was all sent from home last week, Mr Byers suddenly became insane, torced her little son to take car bolic acid, and then shot him in the shoulder. She then drank some acid and turned the revol ver on herself, Inflicting only a slight wound. -^L^LW^L^Lw WKATHKR KOHKCAKT a-Kl I ■ V°r Taromat Bala tonight hA^ I bikl Sunday. _-_■_ i rNw Washington: Rata wast, gtf^ft***/^^ •"*•» "•" ■■ww *-at portb>a to " V__t • | night and nnmlay. FIND POWDER IN OLD SHACK llritUh Vice-consul C. K. I.arlan Agassis of Tacoma re ceived anonymous threats last night and today that his con sulate, A and 111 It sis., and residence would lie dynamited, lie reports. The threats were made, according to Agassis, because he recently ap|«ealed in tlie l". s. government to prevent certain Tacoma orators from making statements derogative to tiie liriiish government. Other threats have been made during the last. week. Atkins Hurls Ultimatum at Mayor Fawcett Commissioner Atkins today is sued an ultimatum to Mayor Fawcett. "I want to say," said Atkins, "that lv the future the mayor must prove any charge he makes against any portion of the city government. No anonymous charges will be allowed. "The city of Tacoma bowed Its head In shame at the miserable fiasco of I»w cii's charge*, against the police department. His language in council and his charges against Commissioner Drake are a disgrace.'' Thinks People Willi Mini. Fawcett declared today he in tended to go ahout his work with out malice towards the council. "I've been up against fights since I took public office," said the mayor sadly. "1 believe the people are with me now. I am going to be fair and square with them." Another near scene took pla^e in council when Fawcett attempt ed to Justir.v his salary cutting ordinance. Atkins Asks Hearing. Commissioner Atkins demand ed a hearing on charges said to have been made yesterday by Mayor Fawcett to the effect that the city treasurer's accounts had been short on two different oc/a- HiOllS. "All right," replied Mayor Faw cett. "I'll appoint Mr. Mills aim Mr. Woods to Investigate the charges." it was charged that Atkins lost Jl'hi In one month and $lt>,~> in another month by a new system of payrolls, introduced lata Sep tember. Atkins has since adopt ed a new system. Old Polk's Kin Visits Tacoma "Rattlesnake I'ete," who claims distant blood relationship to Old Polk, leader or the war ring band of Plutes in Colorado, arrived in Tacoma today en route around the world. He will have completed his world-Journey, he lays, when he reaches Denver. Pete, who has never 'worn *hoes or stockings, appeared at the courthouse and asked County "lerk McKenzle for a copy of the ■ouiii) Beal. He caused H tbrill of sur prise when he deftly scratch, ed a match on the Hole of his bare foot that he might light n cigar for' Prosecutor Reman n. Pete Is 23 years old. He be -an his tour of the world five 'ears ago, and has visited nearly ■very foreign country on the (lobe. He came to the Pacific, 'oast recently from Australia. So he says, anyway. l.yilln A. L. Johnson, daughter Mrs. Ida Johnson, 1101 South 14th st., died yesterday. Last night and today different persons telephoned Vice-Consul Agassi- at his office on A street thst he was going to be "blown up." One of the persons who telephoned was serious and ugly in his remarks, according to Agassis. Began in Mass Meeting. Two weeks ago a mass meetln-t of lush Americans was held lv Tacoma and one of the speakers announced that there were 2(9, --000 Irishmen on the Pacific const who would loin the German ranks against England If they were needed. Agassti appealed to tha United States, saying that tha utterance was a breach of neu trality The threats have all been made over the telephone," said the British vice-consul today. "I have not applied for protection, but I am prepared for my enemies at any time that they start any trouble. I do not consider the threats seriously, although I know there Is a strong feeling against me, over my complaint to the United States." FIND DYNAMITIC. Police officers last night found a satchel containing five sticks of dynamite and a length of fuse, In un old shack at H_snd and Union ave nue. South Tacoma. Officer Mori hover made the dlm-ov ery. There was lntenst mystery over the discovery at pollen headquarters today. Police officers refused to 'ay whether or not they connect ed the finding of the dyna mite with the threats made against Vice Consul Agassis. U. S.^RAIITJURY TO PROBE LETTER IN PASSPORT CASE NBW YORK, Feb. 27. -Inves tigation by the United States grand Jury is expected to follow the sending through the United States mall of a letter to Mrs. Richmond P. Stegler, threatening her because her husband confess ed a plot to obtain fraudulent American passports for use by him as a spy in Kngland. The letter, anonymous, warned her not to talk and told her that It was the fault of her husband that "he will have to go to Jail for many years and always tie looked at as a scoundrel." In addition to the letters, Mrs. Stegler declared she had received several telephone calls warning her to keep her mouth abut. She asserts that the typing of the let ters to Stegler received from t'apt. Boy-Kd, a naval attache of tho German embassy at Washing ton. RI_NKm~DEAD WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 27. —Ambassador Van Dyke has ca bled to the state department that a. rumor is insistent that eight members of the crew of Lie Amur lean ship Rvelyn are mlrslng. The Kvelyn struck a mine in the North sea ten days ago. Am bassador ("Jorard has cabled con tinual" i of reports that three member; of the crew of the Cat-it), an Amen, an vessel, perished.