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bullets in an hour's fighting in •France. One penetrated his pouch, another the pack on his back, and a third destroyed his rifle. Calls Tacoma Schools Firetraps $1,000,000 FIRE AT SEATTLE PIER FOREIGN FIREBUG BLAMED SEATTLE, Oct. 29.—Plre or mysterious origin swept the sec ond floor of pier 14, at the foot of Broad street, shortly before 7 o'clock last night, and ln less than an hour had caused damage estimated at more than $1,000, --000. Confident that the conflagra tion was tile work of lneendiari—, the police and Fire Marshal Har ry \V. j'ringhursl started an in vestigation, which readied in the arrest of I). Wilmann, who n.-ts been employed during the past week us a longshoreman on the wharf. Third in Week. "She's going line. Let her so. , Pier 5 will be the next one to go." This is the statement at tributed to Wilmann which led to Ills arrest. The fire was the third incen diary attempt on the dock in a week. 4>ne theory is that Ger man sympathizers started Hie fire liecause a quarter million dollars wortll of merchandise destined for ltussiau port-, was stored on the dock. Another is that Japanese The Times lias no intention to pry into the i>ersoual affairs of any policeman. _^^^S\ Wmm\M\9Tm "f MtMMmi sup* ■H posed in lie on duty, we think It's time to protest, wj K?i^__P '" visited a re- 'Hit \ o'clock hot night *"" engaged :it length in light hanterlngs with the half dozen scantily clothed women who reside there. w9 For Hie benefit of Commissioner Mills, the house was in the notorious llth street vice district—a district that lie insisted a tew days ago did not exist. might have caused it because of their hatred for Chinese crews on Klue Funnel liners which use the dock. The damage to the pier alone Is estimated at $3 00,000. Carried War Supplies. Huge shipments of war sup plies for the Japanese and Rus sian armies have been assembled on pier 14. The British steamer Ixion on her last outward voyage took big of steel rods which Avere for use in the building of fortifications by the Russians. There were also shipments of wire for use in the entanglements In front of the Russian trenchos. The fire was discovered on the north side of the second floor, ln the same place where a blaze was located Tuesday morning about 2 o'clock, and which, ac cording to Fire Marshal Bring hurst, was of incendiary origin. Immense Cargo Stored. Merchandise, nearly one-third of the $4,000,000 cargo discharg ed by the Blue Funnel liner Ixlon early In the week, was resting on the two floors of the dock when the blaze was located, besides nearly $250,000 in exports, main ly canned salmon awaiting ship ment to Liverpool. The dock was leased by Dod well ft Co., agents on this coast for the Blue Funnel line, operat ing a great fleet of steamers be tween the Sound and the United Kingdom and ports In the Orient. SIGNALS CAR HIT BY AUTO Mrs. Katherlne Mattlngly, age 72, 3703 So. 7th street, was struck nnd painfully hurt by an automobile driven by S. A. Hor ton, manager of the Commercial Truck Co., at 6th and G streets, last evening. Mrs. Mattlngly had stepped back toward the curb Into the path of the machine after a Btreet car which she had signalled ban failed to stop. Witnesses said Horton was driving slowly and was not to blame. -—■ ■ — -■* PARIS —Aristide Briand. who will form the new French cabinet, Calls for meeting of candidates for late this afternoon. Going a Long Way for Job MISS DOROTHEA t'LAYHKIttt She'll travel half way 'round the world to seek a career when in- is graduated in the spring from the College of Engineering, University of Illinois, at Cham paign. Miss Clayberg has been engaged as assistant to Walter Hurley Criffin, royal architect In .Melbourne, Australia. She's || and one of the few women archi tects in the country. HORSE THROWS KING GEORGE V RUNG GEORGE V OF ENGLAND LONDON, Oct. 29. — King George is suffering from severe bruises caused by a fall from his horse, says an official announce ment today. The accident occurred yester day while the king was inspect ing the army in a field in north ern France. His mount, excited by the cheers of the troops, rear ed and fell, throwing the king. The king was confined to his bed but passed a fair night, his physician stated. PLAN TREES IN J>ARKINGr SPACES Fwbwlng requests from sev eral citizens, the park board Is preparing to make an estimate of the coat of installing shade trees on parkings throughout the city. nil m m* The Tacoma Times 30c A MONTH VOL. XIJ. NO. 266. WILL NOT BE BORN IN JAIL Child of Woman Mur derer to Conic Into Flee World. JUDGE IS LENIENT SEATTLE, Oct. 20. —Mary E. Lillian's child will not he born in jail. So declared Judge Smith yes terday when the woman who killed Howard Borders the man alleged to have betrayed her when she was a young girl and de serted her came up for sentence. She had been convicted last I week of manslaughter. Judge Smith Imposed a sen tence of one year ln the county jail, but in the event she 1b to become a mother, her sentence will be autoniatlcaily concluded a few days before the child is born. WILL GET SOME LAWYER TO TALK The college-professional club of Stadium high school met yestor duy morning for the second time this semester. It was decided to obtain some Tacoma lawyer for the principal speaker at the next meeting, Nov. I, TODAY'S (TJCABINUS Clearings $218,922.90 Balances 40,197.43 Transactions 689,610.27 SERBIA IS NOW DOOMED PARIS, Oct. 29.—Serbia seem ed doomed today. Invasion of the territory by the Teutons and Bulgars proceeded remorselessly. 'Hie allies a,-e preparing a tre mendous attempt to stop the on ward movement before the ad vancing forces reach Constantino ple, but indications are that this struggle will occur either on Bul garian or Turkish soil after the Teutons pass through Serbia. WOMEN IN BATTLE BERLIN, Oct. 20. — "Fiercer than Belgium" was the semi-official description today of the resistance to the meeting of the Teuton In vaders in Serbia. Though it is said the central allies are progressing more rap- Idly than was expected, the diffi culties they have to face are tre mendous. They are now ln the Serbian Alps where the advance is par ticularly arduous. The Serbians are fighting madly, with women and children participating. Snip ing and bushwhacking are inces sant. It is officially claimed that Serbia's resistance is collapsing, however. The main drive is ad vancing west of Bapovo toward Kragujevac. Heavy fighting Is In progress outheast of Svilajec. HI I.H tits ENTER PIROT BERLIN', Oct. 29.—"The Bul garians victoriously entered the fortress of Plrot today," said a Sofia official report. Flrot is on the Nißh-Constantinople railway between Nlsh and Sofia, and the victory is regarded as important. SCHEIHLE GAME LOS ANGELES. Oct. 29.—The University of Southern California and U. of Oregon football teams were matched for game Nov. 6. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. SCHOOL DANGER OF FIRE "With all our talk of fireproof school buildings in Tacoma, there are ■ few, schools left that would prove as terrible crematories as the one in I'eahody, Mass., which gobbled up the lives of It chil dren yesterday when It caught Although he expressed confi dence in the majority of Taco tna's public schools, Fire Mar shal Harry C. Chandler today de clared that some of the buildings here are veritable fire-traps. "I wouldn't give two cents for the life of a child in one of them If it caught fire,' said Onantler today. Hives We Names. The fire marshal did not name the schools that he considered dangerous. But he declared that they were a few of the old, wood en structures, some of them with out fire-escapes, that have been allowed to remain in a dangerous condition while thousands of dol lars were spent on the larger bchools. "The majority of our schools ure in good condition to with stand lire,'' said the lire marshal. "They have either adequate fire escapes, fire-proof construction, or plenty of wide halls and good exits. Of course, a panic might develop in the best school build ing the world, and cause more deaths than fire itself would ever cause." Should He llrhullt. Chantler said that the private schools of Tacoma aro, compara tively, as well protected from fire as the public schools. They either have fire escapes, or plen ty Of adequate means for quick exits. State Probes. PEABODY, Mass., Oct. 23. — ■ Twenty-one of the children, vic tims of the parochial school 'ire yesterday, are awaiting burial to day. Following a careful chock of the school register, it is thought other bodies are still in ' the debris. ' Every door in Peabody was decorated with black crepe, be speaking the worst child tragedy in the history of Massachusetts. State investigators are trying to discover the origin of the fire. Local officials are blamed for the tragedy because there were no fire escapes in the school and all the doors opened Inward. It is not known yet what action will be taken. TO GIVE FIRM A CHANCE The stale will give Jacob Vo gelbaum, proprietor of the Home Cloak & Suit House, an oppor tunity of settling with the nun- 1 dreds of women who have pro- tested against the alleged lottery game conducted by the firm. Deputy Prosecutor Selden said today he Is willing to let the case drop If satisfaction is given, but that so far as he can learn the limited stock is insufficient to equal the hundreds of dollars col lected on the "lottery" schema. Crowds of women continue to besiege the court house with tales of having been duped, thetr losses varying from 50c to $19. In practically every case they de clare they will feel a severe loss If forced to accept merchandise, as the goods, they declare, are of inferior quality. Voglebaum Is still out on bond. Even If he makes good to the patrons, prosecutors declare, the firm will not be permitted to con duct business in the future un der the same methods. . . Friends of Irving Helllg, who furnished ball for Vogelbaum, said today that Helllg is not di rectly interested in the cloak house. Two months ago, they said, he had loaned Vogelbaum money with which to buy stock, and had no knowledge of the alleged lot tery. He furnished ball for the man as a protection for his loan, and for no other reason, it was explained. TACOMA, WASH., [-TODAY, OCTOBER 29, 191 ft. HE LIVES IN SILENT CITY Tacoman Suddely Loses Sense of lleaiing; Still Can Talk NEED- WORK BADLY By Edgar C. Wheeler Suppose that one day yen went about your business like any oth er ordinary being, with the h.tiu of-street cars ami autos and the] sottiul of your neighbors' voices > in your ears. Suppose you vent home from work at Bight to be greeted by your wiles laughter and the latest words your baby had learned to say. Then itippoM the next day all these sounds you had lived -villi every day the music that had ■■de your lieari sing —were shut out as if a prison door h id been closed tt|ion them. Ueally i'an* of l-'uiilkner. How would you feel, and Where would you turn? This Is exactly what happened Ito F. S. Faulkner, who came, lo Tacoma last summer —iMtftßg to relit a tmall farm where lie and his Utile family might live hap pily . As Fattlkuer went dowi tnc hill form 1 tie Tacoma Hem-nil hospiial one day early in Septem ber he reeled like a drunken man. He t lung to posts and trees lor support. Passers-by stared and soldered, and mistook him for a common drunk. iU- had undergone an opera tion to save his life, and the op eration had destroyed the delicate mechanism of both ears. Now he and his wife aim baby have just three dollars between them and starvation. Still 11ns His Voice. The only way he can hold a conversation with 9 friend is to read what his friend writes with j pencil and paper. Faulkne.-, how-| ever, i-an reply verbally. His volte is as clear and as normal j as any body's. How is it when Tacoma it s'l- 1 ent? "It is appalling," says Fa.ilk-I ner. "Street cars go silently along; autos refuse to honk at the crossings; even the new._oys cry their wares In pantomima." "Wonder changed to dismay. Music, singing and many of the old pleasures were gon?. Wee Elizabeth would come to say 'Daddy' and would creep away puzzled." Need* Work Badly. Bui this was not all. There came the question of how to sup port the small family. W'it'i his head swimming at the slightest exertion and his legs refusing to follow a straight path, Faulkner has been unable to find any work which he can handle. The op eration had injured the mechan ism which is his body's balaui'-j wheel. With able-bodied men compet ing for every job, what '.'hanee is there for a crippled invalid? Faulkner is appealing for some one in Tacoma to answer this puzzle and find means of cards for the family which depeucs on him. The prominent Tacoma physi cian who performed the >imratioii says that he will not regain his hearing, but that the trouble .which throws him from his bal ance may gradually be righted. I flashes! LONDON —Gen. Joffre, com mander-in-chief of the French ami}, visited the war office here today ln company with Minister of War Kitchener. WASHINGTON —White House attaches declare less than 50 in vitations will be issued to the president's wedding. NEW YORK—J. P. Morgan »aa operated on today for appen dicitis LjONDON—English war office obtained Information today of GeAnan plan to land expedition ary forces in England within short time. BERLIN — Imperial chancellor takes advantage of federal coun cil's order empowering him to fix toed prices, designating the retail price on potatoes as $1 09 a hun dredweight. PHILADELPHIA —Bethlehem Steel Co. sued for $3,000,000 by Churchward International Steal . Co. for alleges infringement of patents in making war munitions. HOME EDITION Man To Whom Tacoma Is Noiseless, and His Family F. S. Faulkner, suddenly stricken deaf, with .Mrs. Faulkner and Baby Faulkner, whose support now has become a terrible problem to him. Officials Knew. But Didn't Act The Times has the word of a leading tailor of Ta coma that as much as six months ago he complained to the prosecuting attorney of the operations of a cloak house which now faces a mass of litigation, criminal and civil, for the alleged fleecing of hun dreds of Tacoma citizens. Furthermore, a second leading business man, as sures us that months ago he brought the operations of this company to the notice of the city authorities. He succeeded in stopping its agents from soliciting business in his particular part of town, but nothing more. The prosecutor's office denies it ever was in formed of the deal until a few days ago, and we'll have to take its word for it, we suppose, but it cer tainly ought to have had wind of so generally operat ed a scheme, that is certain. The losses bid fair to aggregate thousands of dol lars and to be distributed among hundreds of Tacoma citizens who can little afford to pocket them. We do not know how the victims feel about it, but it seems to us that a considerable share of the blame should rest on the shoulders of our easy-going offic ials. Months ago, before the duping took place, the po lice, at least, knew as much about the way th 3 scheme was run as they do today. They didn't act, and in not acting they became a negative sort of partner of the concern now accused of a felony. - Talk o' the Times - The Central Heating Co. seems to cause a chill at the city hall. When the wife bolls some onions for dinner, how sav ory tlie aroma—but when a neigh boa does the same stunt how rotten it smells 1 Now if Chiefs Lang and Loom Is only could send each other to jail simultaneously. Londoners don't appre ciate having the Herman Zeppelins making so many WEATHER Tacoma: Unsettled, probably showers. Washington: Fair east, unset tied, probably showers west por tion. calls before even the first one Is returned. An Indian has just died at Hart, Mich., at the rtpe old age of 118. He probably got a good start before germs were discov ered. CZAIT_-_-VES~FOR SOUTHERN FRONT PETROORAD, Oct. 29.—The emperor of Russia has gone to the southern front with Crows Prince Alexis. FIEND STILL FREE Police detective* have in.nl,• an Ineffectual search of over IH hours for Hie fiend who la.t. nißlit sel/ed Antlica. Il.ii 11--..n. a pretty 15 --year-old lour* mriool girl, threw her down on a North Iml purklng and attempted to choke her. At a late hour today no arrests had been nuule and Hie officers udnilMed that, they were baffled. A Hieory of Mrs. Ijiiii-.i l<\ Harrison, Hie mother, thai tin- innii ml-j-lil I"* her lumbal—, fi-.un wh nil she is MM.led, la scouted Wy the officers. Aiithiii had left home at T o'clock to visit v girl chum. She had gone hardly a block from home, 14 07 No. Anderson St., when a tall man with Van Uyke heard, stepped out from behind an electric polo and seized her wrist. The girl, almost hysterical with fright, started to scream, but her cries were muffled by a hand plared roughly over her mouth. She struggled, kicking and biting. The man had said nothing during the at—uult, und the only sound of scuffle had occurred with tin* girl's first scream. No one had been attracted to the scene. Finally Kscapea. As the struggle continued, the girl seemed to be getting the better of her assailant. Sudden ly loosening his grasp of her wrist, the bearded man gripped the girl by the throat, forced her down to the grass of a parking beside the walk, and started choking. Miss Harrison has no idea how long she remained there, or how she released herself. AH she re members Is a raininess, a last flash of strength in an effort to get away, and then she was run ning down the street, the man pursuing. She rushed Into her home, and Mrs. Harrison telephoned police headquarters. Detectives arriv ed in a moment, and searched the entire neighborhood, but found no trace of the man. Believe Man a Fiend. Police officers had the opinion today that a father, trying to kid nap his daughter, never would have taken such drastic measures, and lay the assault to a fiend. Tho Harrison home, 14th and Anderson, north. Is in a well-to do residence section ot the North End. Several detectives are work ing on the case today. The girl has not yet recovered from the shock and injuries to her throat, caused by the assault. 0. A. C. TEAM IN MICHIGAN EAST LANSINO, Mich.. Oct. 29. —The Oregon Agricultural college football team arrived to day in a special car for the game tomorrow with the Michigan ag gies. The westerners are somewhat tired but expect to tie ln tip top shape tomorrow. 1 What's Doing Today Lecture, Wesley L. Jones, "Washington, the Capital City;" First Swedish Lutheran church;; So. Bth and I; evening. Hallowe'en party, youn; peo ple's unions ot all churches and Y. M C. A. and Y. W. C. A., evening. Tomorrow Formal opening. University club; 8:30 to 10 p. m. Football game; U. of Waahtag ton vs. Whitman colege; at U«_ versliy grounds; Seattle, Hallowe'en dance by jitney drivers; Eagles' hall; Ip.m. Charity film show at Colonial; proceeds go to Thankagiving din ner fnnd tor the poor. Nailer skating tournament, Y. M. C. A.