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——^i———— J MONTH 1 VOL. XII. NO. i>B4. TACOMA, WABU.. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19.1916. { "BMi I "^— ——
The four city commission
ers who are lined up to
grant the T. K. & I. Co. »»
auxiliary power oontrtu't liy
which the city will ;mj .in
I'Mii liliiHH rate for current,
arc gambling with the ihm
| li's illK 1.-si-, >i«cor<llli^ to
Mayor Fawcett.
"By that proi)osed deal, the
city would be betting at three to
one odds that the municipal pow
er plant would never break down
or be short of power in 15 yea.'a,"
naiil the mayor.
* "We would get the benefit of
protectoin from shortage, beca<iue
the power company would dtaud
ready to furnish us 10,000 kilo
watts of Juice. But if we ev^r
did need current, we would pay
more than three times the ordin
ary retail rate for it.
"As a sporting proposition, it
might be a good bet. But >:n a
I'HKiiH-MK deal, it 1b the rankest
place of work 1 ever heard of."
Not Against Reasonable I »«■«!.
Mayor Fawcett declared today
that he was not opposed to mak
ing an agreement whereby the f.
R. & P. Co. could furnish the uty
current during; a breakdown or
shortage of power at our Nik
qually plant.
"And I would even expect to
pay a little more than the usaal
rate for the jufee," said the
mayor. "Because we could not
expect to have this emergency
service at our command all the
time without paying something
for it. But I think we shoild
pay for what we use. I think a
fixed rate should be named, uid
let the city pay for just what cur
rent we consume.
"I will never agree to this
proposition, which makes the
rate jump up to $2.50 a kilowatt
from 3-4 cent, the minute that
we use more than two hours and
one half of service."
Heady Wednesday.
Commissioner Atkins today de
clared that the franchise and
auxiliary power propositions
would be laid before the council
Wednesday in the form of an or
"There will be four proposi
tions in the single ordinance —vie
return of the T. R. & P. Oo.'s
power franchise, a franchise for
street cars on Pacific avenue to
64th street, a franchise across the
Tacoma avenue fill, and a con
tract by which the city will buy
auxiliary power from the T. R. &
P. Co., and will sell to the T. It
A P. Co. when that concern neeis
"I don't expect there will be
any trouble passing the ordi
Could Force Good Deal.
Mayor Fawcett declared todt\y
that ttie city council had the T.
K. ft P. Co. In a position where
It could ge.'. almost anything that
It demanded.
"The Times was absolutely
right last night when it said that
T. R. & P. officials were in dun
gar of losing their jobs," said
Fawcett today. "If this council
had any backbone, it could force
the T. R. tt P. Co. to come across
with any kind of an agreement
that It wanted. We don't have
to eat out of the power trust's
hand. We have them where we
want them, and the council is bo
weak-kneed as to take pity and
hand them a lot of fat franchises
and contracts on a silver platter."
In the future the president of
the Tacoma Rotary club >vtll
wield a gavel with a wooden nead
made out of Tacoma's first street
car and a handle from the spoke
of an old prairie schooner. The
gavel was presented yesterday by
John Hartrnan.
An N. P. train was derailed one
mile west of Kanasket U 3
o'clock yesterday morning, dltch
ing 11 freight cars. No one was
; PUYJUXVP. Not. 19.—T0 sH-
By E. A. Peters
Tliere lias been :IO i«t
cent leas intoxication in I»■
lonia during the first eight
mouths of IWIS than there
was during tlie .similar per
iod of lust y«*ar.
At this mic, the theorist*
iiiiKui iiiK-'-f, there would
be no intoxication In Taroinu
within ilnci' yeari* and four
montliti, even if the saloons
were to remain in existence.
NtiitiHttcß compiled toduy
from record* of the Timumi
police records show Uiat
there wn« 37 per cent le«H
arrests from Jan. 1 to Oct.
31 of 1915 for drunkenness
than then- were in 1014, and
that there were 88 per cent
less arrests on the cfiarge of
"drunk and disorderly" dur
ing the same comparative
The combined figures show an
actual decrease in drunkenness
of 32 per cent. The charge of
"drunk and disorderly" Is mere
ly a slightly more severe charge
than that of "common drunk"
and is preferred in cases where
tht prisoner was unruly either be
fore or after his arrest.
Police officials have no ex
planation to make for the re
markable decrease except to say
that there is a great difference
in the amount of liquor consum
ed this year than last. The fact
of impending prohibition un
doubtedly has had its effect. It
is not considered likely that the
discontinuance of a few Tacoma
saloons would have caused this
great decrease.
Mayor's Ordinance Helped.
The only recent legislation of
the city council which might finve
had an effect is Mayor Fawcett's
ordinance prohibiting_the cash
ing of pay checks in saloons. Tl<is
has prevented many men from
starting on an unpremeditated
carouse, Mayor Fawcett declares,
and has been a direct benefit to
the families of hundreds of
working men.
A graphic chart detailing the
number of arrests for intoxication
would produce a straight line
starting last year at the upper
left hand side of the sheet and
tracing rapidly downward to the
opposite corner. During last
month, October, there were only
115 arrests on this charge, the
smallest number for any month
(excepting in May, when the
number was 114) in years.-
The arrests for intoxication,
according to police records, show
the following figures:
-1914. 1915. crease.
March ....211 155 .26
April 280 163 .41
May 170 114 32
June 129 127 01
July .193 154 .20
August ....177 116 35
September .256 149 .42
October ...151 115 .23
The arrests for later months of
1914 were: November, 143; De
cember, 220; January, 1915,
143; February, 118.
Poice officers offer as one rea
son for the decrease in arrests
for Intoxication the attitude of
Police Captain Abel S. Read.
Read Oives lieeture.
Every morning Captain Raad
causes the jailers to bring out of
the cells all men and women ar
rested during the night for in
toxication. Usually the prisoners
are penitent, remorseful and beg
ging for liberty. Some of them
are surly and defiant.
Capt. Read has adopted a
Golden Rule policy with thorn.
In his capacity as police officer
for 15 years he has become a good
judge of human nature, and he is
uslug it these days to excellent ad
Each prisoner has a private
interview with the captain. If the
| WELL .WELL - ffUf^ *jfl
ACRE'S AH iro^gH
OTHERS lllLjeL. jM
story. mrZ^^m
ooHHfs aw. l
mean o mwJ v r>l
. 4 I W. jl jt
Man—or woman—is indeed peni
tent. In the captain's eyes. Read
releases him. But ho always gives
him a fatherly talk, and a hit of
advice that is said by those who
have heard it to be one of the
greatest prohibition lectures ever
And at the end of his fatherly
talk, the captain asks the prisoner
to promise that he will leave
liquor alone, and that he will at
least never cause himself to be
arrested again for intoxication.
It Is seldom that the recipient
NEW YORK, Nov. 19.—The
"egg kings" who planned to gar
ner a financial harvest by selling
their goods to the allies at war
time prices are wig-wagging to
the public for help. Tho allies
did not buy as had been expected.
Hence the "egg kings" have
been caught with a surplus, com
plicated by prospects of a mild
winter, which promises to make
the hens lay more than usual. In
24 cold storage plants there urn
over a billion eggs, or ten apiece
for everybody In the United States.
Unless the housewives come to
their rescue and buy storage
goods, several of the egg brokers
will face financial ruin
An Information may possibly
be (lied against Sam Cassmir,
proprietor of the old Oxford ho
tel, charging him with running
a gambling house, as a result of
the gun bluff used last night by
John Goodman, Alaska hotel pro
prietor, to recover several hun
dred dollars of which he claimed
he was fleeced.
Both Cassmir and Goodman
will appear before Prosecutor
Remann today. Remann said to
day he did not believe Goodman
should be dealt too severely with
if his atory is true.
Trailed to Tacoma by a private
detective hired by the girl's par
ents, Miss Mayette Carson, 17,
.and K. (V Robinson, Jr., both of
Seattle, were arrested by the Ta
coroa police at 2 o'clock this
morning is a room of the West
hotel, 1401% Pacific avenue.
The couple oloped several 'lays
ago, it is charged. Because or
the girl's age, they feared ref 'ual
pf a marriage license after they
had come to Taooma, and vere
waiting here to get up 'courage
; enough to apply for a permit to
wed, according to the polio*.
morals o.k/d
CHICAGO, Nor. 19.—An. inves
tigation into morals in the M*h
ichobli here, which followed pub
lished ttat«menu of laxity among
of one of Capt. Read's talks Is re
arrettted. Frequently men walk
into police headquarters md
thank the captain for advice giv
en them in this manner months
Whether Captain Read's efforts
have lowered the number of ar
rests, and made the percentage
of decrease in drunkenness larger
each month is not capable of
But it Ih, at least, becoming un
fashionable in Tnconi a to get
drunk any more.
T. R. TO
OTTAVa, Nov. 19. —Asked
concerning the report that Ok.
Roosevelt had offered to join the
Canadian regiments in KMaiidera,
Minlßter-of-the-Militla Hugheo
said today:
"He would make a bonnle
fighter. I've heard rumors of
«uch an offer, but It nan not been
made to me. I'd be delighted to
give him command of .1 fUvislim."
NEW YORK, Nov. 19.—"The
colonel lips no comment," Roob*
velt's a-32retary announced today
concernlnß the Ottawa report
that he had offered to Join the
Canadian forces in Flanders.
I flashes!
BERLIN —-Central powers cap
tured 5,000 Serbs Thursday.
BERLIN —British monitor Bunk
in Tigris river with entire crew
ROME —Austro-German cardi
nals will be given paMporta
through Italian lines to att.vid
conßlstory at the Vatican in De
department is delaying acUon
against Austrian Consul Nuber
and other alleged plotters, it !•
NEW YORK—New York wit
nessed the worst storm in years
last night when it was rooked
by a 70-mile gale.
CHlCAGO—Terrific bliziards
are blowing off Lake Michigan,
endangering traffic.
BERLIN —German war afflce
announced Serbian Invasion suc
cessfully completed.
bombarded Turkish left #lng
near Anafarta, with 8,000 t-holls
ROME—Rumania's position in
war will be decided by cabinet
now in session.
LONDON—English and Fraach
cabinet officers pledged them
selves today to save Serbia at any
LONDON—Big naval battle
expecti><i with Germans near const
of Sweden.
OLYMPIA—Mrs. Ltnd* Has
zard, starvation expert, may be
pardoned this Chrlstimas by par
don board.
fighting" j
VIENNA, Nov. 19.—The shat
tered and torn flanks of the
Serbs, surrounded by mountain*
bordering Kovlbazar near the
Montenegrin bordar, are prepar
ing to roak« their Utt stacd.
th* C«ti*l powers *r* r*
tnorselesiiy cluUßt In on tttjN^^H
Shall Tacoma Be
a Dump Ground ?
Is Tacoina to he n ilnni:»
liik ground for ntM-off mcr
chjiudiKe of Seattle un<]
Are nilrii snleNinen 1.1 >>c
|H>rtnltlml to dis|'otte of ynst
Ktnrks of Inferior i;ood>> un
der the kiilho of NelliiiK nt ii
r<Waclinii die Ntockn of ilri
or I li:i| I HCOuui iik-ii liiiut ?
The ipiery i« |>roiii|ite<l to*
•lay by wliat 1h going on .it
Jsot that Mr. Dege has .liiy
tMi.j; to do « itli It, for, H|M>:ir<':it
hag no voice In the matter.
Oarret Fibber Is acting an re
ceiverx for the ihou'h furnitiliiug
h< v i Hlb partner, Oeorge
FYanr.'H Howe, la conducting one
of luh typical "aalei."
Mony romplalntß have pome to
The Times of the class of mer
chandise lie is handling and of
the prices he is getting. They are
prices which would be reasonable,
buyerß Bay, for the class of quods
Now What Would
YOU Have Done?
Bdltof The Times:
After all, the vital question is
Dot yhether science has a right to
alley nature to talte her course
in fines such as that of the Bol
linfcr'beby, but rather what
wofnjtiave been the desire of the
tlnr'nllte itself.
*• none of us ask to come
heiEslb(l it 1b hardly fair to i'r>n
deifiTa hiinißii being to a life
maK' unendurable by an inu.ir
moTOtabls . handicap. We are
kinder to dumb beasts.
Haffng" taught defective and
subnormal children, I have wlt
n<«eed the dumb suffering and
pitiful, helpless ang«r that they
were not as their more fortunate
T have seen a boy* of 12 turn
upon a-taunting playmate with a
hatred that was terrible to see.
AnM he was only slightly defect
itef 'How much more keenly
talk o' the Times -
Uminent antronomer sayn
he people of Mar* are dying
4 tlilrst. Certain Tncoma
rinu'fi of oum soon will be
Me 10 appreciate the Mar
ians' plight.
They've got Villa "nearly s«r
jro nded" again in So.iora.
They've done that as they have
"t und" Ethel Oliver.
Why not vote a bond issue
bf two or three million- for
I the T. it. * P. wliile we are
triplets—and Father
Has $5 a Week Job
jßEATTLE, Nov. It.—ln a ram
shackle home on the side of a
bit ff overlooking the tideflats
nelr Oeorgtetown considerable
[)n|s*tlle h« been ElTen the Ita
lian population of Beatue.
To afamily of eight, presided
they had been accustomed to buy
at Dege's, but exorbitant for the
kind they actually are rucelving.
The IMM In tJi<> good*
m-e n>.iihi:' in from Portlu.iil
mill powMy from oilit-r
point*. Itowe hiiiiN»lf In at
l'ortlnnd i-oiklih in.n iiMh-i
--"halam," and In <<\|um(«-iI hero
toiiniiii.w to boom ulong the
|W«sent Dege "sale."
Tliii picture hli"\ik one
•ample of the ]<>m\ H of good*
which have Iteen set down
*t Dege & Co.'h clothing
Htore, 11th and Hiohil«hj,
•In re 'I iiomlmj- when Gnrrnt
Phdrt-, partner of (jeorwo
Fr*iue» Rowe, in the "ltd
vciii»lmt"' hiuinemt, Ih-k.mi
to poll off a "receiver*
One of the boxes there beam
the label of Llpman Wolfe & Co.,
Portland, Ore.
The goods began to arrive fit
the Dege receiver sale Monday
must the actual monstrosity suf
fer? How much more eagerly
must be seek to "get even" with
the world where he has no fight
iug chance?
From every viewpoint, such a
child might better die. In moicy
to itself. In protection to society.
in betterment of posterity. True,
we all have an equal right to Ufa,
but who of us would want to live
an object of pity to those who
love us, a horror to the passer
by, a wretched malcontent to
It seems absurd to make snch a
furor over this particular case.
It was merely an accident of time
that the babe died after, instead
of before birth. Nature intended
that it should not live. On the
other hand, had there heen no
actual cause for death,j(|fc,'* kjl/1
have been tar better tot tne
physician to have silenced the- lit
tle unfortunate.
in the charity basinets, ;utd
do the job up brown?
It now appears that London
Globe was suppressed beoauie it
said the government was, lying.
Carry out that policy In America
and there would't be neu< ti >f a
free preaa left save The War Ciy.
In tlieae iinfurranatv hhhl
ern Umea, the coll«g« »h>.t
wlio can't make the football
■quad haa to content himself
witli merely getting an edu
The babies weigh six, tevon
and eight pounds respectively.
A neighbor .who is caring for
the mother laid that the father,
who is employed la a nearbg
brick ysrd, U earning little more
than |6 a Votk.
afternoon when a whole express
van of loosel)' wrapped bundles
pulled up at tlio Dege store and
Today these boxen you gee in
the picture were unloaded at the
same place.
And the nelllnK-out-at-"loweBt
priceg" continues.
Fisher refused today either to
deny or affirm that ho la hauling
in goods from outnlde' citieg for
tue mile.
"It's nobody's business where
we get the goods offered for
sale," lie said. "The court nn
powers the receiver to conduct a
Bale for the benefit of the credi
tors and we an- follow him out the
Instruction;* of the court."
"Nice thought, isn't It,
that Tacoiim siiniiUl be the
refuse dump of Hie North
ThlHi-s in fin.- with our
Ituy-at-Honie movement anil
all ilmt.
Six more bodle« of the 31 vlc-
Uinß of the explosion In Ravous
lale mine Tuesday were recov
ered !>>■ rescuers last, night from
the third level, where they ilart
been entombed by a ninsg of
fallen lork and debrli.
They were tarrib!/ mangled,
nnd vii ntii'ic-iit<un so fur ha* been
imporaibi*, officials of the
N'or'.hw eatera JUnpj»v«raent Co.
lieru Hnid. ■ t
Of (he 25 vi«fli«fsi M ,ri. ,| In the
pill* level t6/*il%cmalii ;nr«
ri'Vered. In at), the bo.lieu Of
10 of the 31 victims have been
At t,a|«.Fooriev<4
.The l«'.>fht"Where the exiiioslon
o^eurred, J.^CM) feet below the
surface, was reached at midnight
by the rescuers who have been
digging and searching many
ho v re
Officials expect that all the
bodies will have been recovered
by tonight.
The miners on the third lmel
were working in pairs in the
vuri >it« rooms at the time of the
exiitoalon. so t'm considerably
l'uie work In clearing uway the
debris nerds tp be dorm beXore
t'ley can bj roiched.
«H>:a>oo Holier.
«. To pay the large sum of relief
money to which the families of
toe victims are entitled by law,
the stato industrial insurance
cooimlMion Is planning to levy
an assessment on the coal mines
of the state.
This sum Is estimated mt be
tween $75,000 and $100,000.
Of ttn> 31 victims, 20 were
married and only 11 were single.
As far as can be learned, 39
children were made fatherless by
the disaster-
sxi/i i \hi:, i vii, Nov.
19.—Fighting In an Inmne
frenzy, Joe HilUtrom, I.W,
W. member, went to hit
deatl^ before the Utah state
firing squad In the yard of
the penitentiary at 7:49
o'clock Hi's morning.
Iv Home unknown way lie
had concenled it bruoni Imn
dle In Ids cell. When the
door oiiened he leaped at the
fcMju.N, > wliikliik the ihili
otn their heads fiercely, se
verely ciittiiiK one of Minn
on tlio Noalp iind face.
The guardM quickly overpowtr*
ed him and then the death inarch
Warden Pratt and a deputy led.
Two phyfllclans followed. rii.in
came HUlßtrom between the (w<>
iiiiihii-oiu'h eyea wcra no%
bllndfuldnd until he reached th#
prinoD yard. He wished to 'nci
tlie hc|ii:xl with open eyes, but ■
thick band of cloth was placed
around Ills eyea and bead.
Yelln "Fire" Hlmeelf.
With a. swinging, stride, bf
walked to the death chair. Whin
he had been buckled In he fac9d
the door of the blacksmith shoft
2n paces away from which Die
glittering muziElea of the rirui
A white target was placed
above Iil« heart.
"Aim," shouted Sheriff Oorlejft,
Five NflM were steadied at the
"Fire—let 'er go," shrieked
Hillstrom mooklngljr. He was
plainly grlnlng—a horrible death
No Disturbances.
"Fire!" commanded Corli»f«
Five rifles spoke.
Hlllstrom's body sank down'
into the chair. In one minute in*
physicians pronounced him 1«a<!.
Despite threats of the IniWs
trial Workers, they created no
Hillstrom was executed for the
murder of J. O. Morrison, a Kro
ner, and his son Arllng.
An eleventh hour attempt to
save him failed. A Seattle :'UU»
named Bushby is reported to iiave
signed an affidavit furnishing an
alibi, claiming he was in Hill-
Strom's company elsewhere than
the scene of the murders. lllH
strom himself swept even this
small hope of life aside.
Repudiates Him.
"I don't know Busby," he sold.
Ed Rowan, secretary of the
Salt Lake Industrial Worker*,
applied for admission as a witless,
because he was a friead of Hill-
Strom, but was not allowed with*
in the prison walla.
Probably 150 prisoners. Includ
ing a score of women and a ntr.n
ber of Industrial Workers, re
mained outside the prison wills
in the public street They heird,
the five rifles oraek.
The marksmen's aim was
perfect. Four ballets enter
ed over HllUtrom'a heart
ivlthin a apace which could
liave been covered by a alive*
Rumania Trying
to Make Up Mini
ROME, Nor. It.—Human!
course in relation to the WSjf
hanga on a decision of the c
Inet now meeting At Boohs re
The king unexpectedly called a
extraordinary session after i
ticians, diplomat* and soldi
had agreed neutrality ao )ott|
was possible.
1 Wfaafs Dolai j
"Stunt night" of Young Me#i
Commercial club; 7:3e p. m , «4
Commercial club. ■ .: >
St. Leo's bazaar; afternoon a
evening; Bt. Leo's hell. H
l&uonlo reunion ends

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