EGGERS BLAMES PSYCHIC FOR HIS WOES
Courtmartialing the commander
of the army aviation school for
neglecting to aviate, indicates that
sometimes that which doesn't go
up must come down.
LISTER TAKES UP GRAFT PROBE
Just at a time when Tacoma
folks wanted to return home after
family reunionu and Thanksgiv
ing dinners yesterday afternoon
the city street tar and intcrurbnn
•ervice of the Tacoma Railway ■&
Power Co. went buck on them.
The company's power went
completely out of business for
nearly three hours, from 3: HO to
6 p. m. And these wore results:
I ii> sit rri MM refused to
No did the iiiterui'han Hue
i'lij'allup .-lid other cities
depending on T. It. .v I. |h)\v
<■!■ for their light wen- piling"
«•<! into gloomy durknosK.
JilneyN g«it in Nome no.nl
ll( l.s and lirl|«<-il thin out the
crowds lit tho street corners.
The storm wbteh peliered Ta
coma with li.tiiMiniics as big as
marbles, burnt out with lightningj
«n>l thunder, knocked down trees I
and rattled the rafters of houses,
did the work, of course.
• But none of the railway offi
cials Keenied to be able to determ
ine the exact location of the trou
ble. At least the public wasn't
Informed what the idfiiculty was.
Fine business if the city had
been depending on thit juice as
an auxiliary, eh?
The northwest part of the city
received the heaviest part of the
Btorm. Althoußh the highest
wind velocity reported at the IT.l T.
6. weather bureau yesterday whb
26 miles southwest at 9:28 a. m.
the wind reached a much higher
velocity at points In the north
end. Shortly nfter 2 o'clock this
morning it was reported at 32
TeleKraph limes Dt.-wn.
The Taconia Eastern line was
also hit by the full force of yes
terday's storm. The high wind
blew over trees along the track
and some of them fell on a pass
trfg freight troin crushing in ihe
tops of the cam. Three slides
were reported, the most serious
Telegraph lines wore down
along the road.
BY DEC. 1
SEATTLE, Nov. 26. —That the
state supreme court will render
a final decision on the prohibi
tion law in the Oottstein case by
the first of December at the latest
*as the statement of tiov. Lister
"i have no definite information,
6( course," he said, "but it is my
©pinion that the court should ren
der a decision either way at least
a* Jin>iiih In advance of the time
when the la# is to take effect."
Raid U. S.,
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 2C.
—Thirty, Villlstan, cursing U. S.
yicm Consul Slmplch and Customs
Collector Hardy, brandishing pis
tols and making a faint attack,
invaded the United States at No
gal cs under the leadership of Col.
Terraias, Gen. Funstfrn reported
to the war department today.
"Why thoy weren't shot, I
dont 1 know,*" Bald Funnton, "un
• I«M It was because of the sudden
ness of the attack anil the fact
that no responsible oftuer was
*' on the scene."
Later the VllliKta government
nt Randell apologized, said Funs-
"RIPPING THE BRASS BUTTONS OFF THE WAR"
THE FLIGHT BY ROBERT MINOR
This wonderful Avar picture WM sketched by Cartoonist Robert Minor in the Yos^es battle /-one in eastern Fiance. The (Jer
maii guns had just opened on a village. Fire had broken out. The non-combatant inhabitants lied. Note how the artist brings out
in rough charcoal the feeling of the situation—the catastrophe—the terror of war.
No other American cartoonist could have handled this remarkable assignment-^.Ripping the brass buttons off this war" —
so vividly, so vitally, as Robert Minor is doing. More war zone sketches by this taleirred artist have just arrived by the latest
European mail steamer and will be printed in The Times during the next few days.
CHEHALIB, Nov. 26.—Carl
Frase, prominent in business poli
tics and society, today faces a
charge of burglary.
He was last night in the act
of rifling the clothing ,d«part
ment of Hartman A Nathan's
store, according to Patrolman
Parr's attention was attracted
to the store, he reported today,
by a broken window in the -rear.
Investigating, he cornered Frase
In the interior and held him un
til reinforcements arrived.
Clothing and shoest o the value
of $75 was piled beneath the win
dow on the inside.
Frase has a wife and family.
He ia an officer in the Lewis
county grange, i: agent for the
Mil/ automobile here and a year
ago was piogresslve candidate!
for the state legislature.
U. S secret service men are
trying today to get a confession
from Raleigh Falconer, a federal
prisoner held in the county tail
on a charge of smuggling, w'io
is Bald to have information that
an organized gang, backed by the
German government was respon
sible for the fire at pier 144, Se
attle, and the blowing up of a
fitle for the fire at pier 14, Se
The man is said to have de
clared he was promise! $500 if
he would take part in the burning
of the pier, but refused. If grant
ed immunity for smuggling and
protection from the gang, which
he flaya has threatened* htm, he
will tell what he known of their
operations, he declares. The name
men formed a smuggling ring,
That other big "joha," either
In Tacoma, Seattle, Vancouver or
San Francisco, will he carried out
by the gang within 30 days unless
they are captured, is bis asser
The Tacoma Times
VOL. XU. NO. 2<>o. TACOMA, WASiL, FKIBAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1915.
VICTORIA, B. C./ Nov. 26.—
The west coast of Vancouver
island, one mile east of Schooner
cove, was the scene of one of the
worst marine disasters in the his
tory of the Pacific coast about -
p. in. yesterday when the Chileau
four-masted ship Carel Mapu was
driven ashore before a terrific
southwest gale. All hands, num
bering about IS", were lost.
With monstrous breakers
sweeping over her the vessel was
battered to pieces within a few
hours after being driven on the
An effort to rescue the ship
wrecked sailors who clung to the
rigging was made by the 0. P. l(
steamer Princess Maquinna, Capt.
(jillam, at great risk, but high
seas running Inshore rendered
The Maquinna cease'l her ef
forts only alter all the sailors
had been washed to dtath and
she whs in danger of being wusii
ed ashore herself.
The Carel Mapu was bound
from Caleta Buena via Honolulu
to Puget Sound.
NEW YORK, Nov. 26.—Doc
tors differed today as to whether
It is advisable to operate on Mrs.
Joseph Roberts' crippled baby.
Physicians of a babies' hospi
tal said no, while Dr. Maurice
Rosenberg said yes He said they
were establishing a dangerous
precedent in declining to try to
save a child's life merely because,
at best, it Is a helpless dependent.
The father said it was better
to let the child die now than to
let it grow up to a life of suffer
SOMEBODY HAD A
TASTE FOR SWEETS
A valuable sample case belong
ing to James B. Haley of the Ori
ole Candy company was stolen
last night from hlg auto while It
was standing la front of the Taco*
nia theater, according to lilh re
port today. He Ib offering a re
ward for 1U return.
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.
SAN FRANCISCO — Charged
with implication In anti-ally bomb
plots headed by Uerman Lieut.
Robert Fay at New York, C. C.
Crowley, investigator for District
Attorney Pickert, and former
head of Southern Pacific secret
service, was arrested here today
by U. S. officials.
WASHINGTON, a ('.—Reports
today show, that the U. S. export-)
ed more than f;>0,000,000 worth
of war materials In September,
England being the heaviest con-'
ST. LOUIS—As the result of a
pistol duel, Capt. Street of thf
Madison, HI., police department
Is in the hospital with a bullet In
his knee and~tiis wife and P<ttrol
man Barmeler are de«d. Th,e,
patrolman is said to have inter's
fered in behalf of the woiu^n
while she and her husband Were
quarreling on the street corner
LONDON—Nearly 1,000 trade
union delegates will attend the la
bor conference which Minister?
Asquith, McKenna and Runci
man will address next Wednes
BERLlN—Russian assaults in
the northern section were re*
pulsed today, it was announced,
PARlS—Minister or Finance
Rlbot today urged tho chamber
of deputies to pass $1,634,560,0001
credit for prosecuting the waft
during the first quarto* of 1916J
He expressed confidence in th«
nation's financial stability. '!
PETROGRAD, Nov. 26.—Th#j
German cruiser Frauenlob sank
in the Baltic at the same time tho
Undine was sunk by a British sub
marine recently, it is tsated semi
The Fraunelob carried 275 men
and was of more than ?,600 tons.
Try to Put Jits
Out of Business
A scheme by opponents of iho
jitney buses in Tacoma to prat
tically put the machines out' if
bußlnesa was frustrated today ,by
J. G. Wilson, secretary of Jhe
Tacoma Auto Bub association,'-!^
Attorney Homer T. Bone.
An ordinance had be<>n planned
by which a bus wouli not l'#
permitted to stop at tny place
on Broadway but 16th street.
A petition of business men,
asking that Jitneys be allowed to
continue operation in their prom
em fashion, was taken »o the cit»
hall, and It quieted all agitatloa
rr the new ordinance.
All Serbia, Even _
in v 11,1 i.\>i sin I'lli id)
: MONASTIH. Nov. 23— (Delay
ed.)- :-■<•,-hiii 1h starving.
Even Her animals, fleeing be
fore the iiiMiilni'; , are dying of
hunger along tin 1 roadsides and
up tin' steep mountain |aths.
In hirge ureas there has been
ffood for days. Great packs
dote are prowling like wild
iiifib In search of food.
Tho world ha» never developed
f*ftenes of greater horror. Tho
Ninh-MonaHtir road is a highway
pj agony more dieadfiil than the
ftorpse strewn trails of the oil
i.lt is lined with dead horses, in
,2(irspiMs^i with liuman bodies—
ffead from f.liii■!• linn and starva
Refills are streaming in here
semi-delirious from privations or
hysterically . jpyful at . reaching
TKI'TOX TRAP CI/OBING
BERLIN, Nov. 26.—With their
ranks already badly weakened
by the captures and privations,
the Serbians are fighting to es
cape complete crushing at the
bawls nf the Tuton armies today.
But the Teutons are closing
their trap on the plain of Bluck
I - Talk o' the Times - I
"Uuntlnnous serrlce." Har,
'Tis tad but true, that the man
w«o agrees with you may be
A. manufacturer In li'litf
the jilokhii "the auto with a
conscience." How ran it
have an engine, too?
"D..V. C. 8. K.! 1' Take it to
heart. It means "1)0 Your Chrlrt
maa shopping early."
Who aaM anything about
"Urwik itrrr period?"
Qen. H. Gray Otia has been
soaked $I.<>©« for libeling a Los
Angela* lawyer In the L. A.
Times. It shows that lawyers
can bd libelled $1,000 worth,
When wtietCM telephone*
are established, central's old
■obr will change to "the air
Greece may be forced to ».h«
bird in western Serbia while the
remnants of the northern Serb
army are HeeUlng to make th«!ir
way to Montenegro.
In the meantime the Austrianj
«re going southward to heip the
Bulgurs expel th« forces of the
The battle about Prllep in
southern Serbia still rages. Mon
estls is on the verge of capture.
The possibility of a ceclaratlon
of war between Italy and Ger
many Ip forseen In the dispatch
of Italian forces to the Balkan
Reports indicate that Italy is
.prepared to send at least 40,000
men there. In the meantime the
action of Russia is being watch
The belief is growing that she
is determined to land a heavy
force in the Balkans in an ef
fort to turn the scales against the
I.AMHMi MORK TROOPS
PARIS, Nov. 26.—As a sequel
to the settlement of the Grecian
diplomatic crisis, the allies are
landing "more forces at Salonika,
according to reports, with the
assurance they will not be mo
conclusion the best way to keep
her neutrality Is to can it.
When all the ran stopped
ye*t*til*j it gave the pasaen.
Kent a tine chance to think «•
over that power contract
What's Doing |
"Warmed-over-turkey" day. •
Address at Y. M. C. A. by Dr.
John Merrltt Driver, former Chi
cago pastor, world traveler ani
"The Why and Wherefore of
Methodism," by Rev. S. S. Sulli
ger, district superintendent; ,a.t
Fern Hill M. E. church; evening.
Ilelllngham intern to vote on
bonds for municipal dock to ac
commodate big fishing fleet.
Tacoma: Occasional rain.
Washington: Occasional rain
west, fair east portion; cooler to
night east poition.
WILL GO TO
SKATTLK. Nov. 2fi.—"l will
run down tbOM rwpoMtbfa for
the forgery of $lf>,dtio worth of
warrants from (lie state indiiHtrial
insurance fund even if It Involves
MM of tho highest state ofil
Tlilk was the statement today
of (iov. Brawl Lister who is here
ci.ndurtltig ii thorough liiv<Mtij;.i
lii.n into Ihe ajtagad fornery and
crime iliik licllevod to 1/t opera l
ins In the state.
All sided of the rase, IncludiiiK
clmrKes of negllKtiuc mi the part
of the. IndiiHtrlil Insurance com
missioners, were turned over to
the governor hy the commission
yesterday and lie immediately left
for Seattle to personally tupervlne
Some decisive action Is expect
ed to follow before lomi, attßtf 'v
the arrest of llif leaders of the
ring or In definite charge
aßalnst some offii'ialH.
The Kovernor was expected
hack In Olynipla this morning,
but his investigation detained him
OIAMPIA. Nov. 26.—Members
of the iiiiiiiMCiiii Insurance com
mission practically admitted to-
UWSHINOTON, I). C, Nov. 26.
—Two neutral nations are ready
to let for the rreatlon of a peace
congress of all neutral nations,
Madam Schwimmer, Hungarian
peace advocata, announced she
would inform President Wilson
She said the belligerents are
tired of the struggle and arc
awaiting the invitation of neu
trals to discuss peace.
BERMN, Nov. 12.—(8y Mall
to New York.)— More than 4,000
Polish towns have been destroyed
and millions of people are starv
Conditions are worse in Poland
than at any time in Belgium since
the war began, according to infor
mation given American Anibussa
dor Gerard by Director Vernon
Kellogg or the Belgian relief com
GAS CO. ACTION
The Tacoma Gas Co. will In all
probabilities withdraw its suit
against Assessor Cameron for a
reduction In their taxes, follow
ing the explanation that-ttie $40,
--000 incresse in real'estate valu
ation was .'emoved from the per
sonal taxation and placed where
LC'J 66T POSY OUKC!
only twert-rv row«
BKYS LEFT •
day that they were negligent In
( decking up l I of the claims for
which warrantx were drawn and
which weru found to he forgeries.
On all those claims the usual
initial of the commission's Sfoilal
physician wun lacKlng, and the
absence of them was overlooked.
It wbh said.
"After thlH we mtc i<i to hay«
an infallahle syHtem of checking
industrial Insurance claims," one
of ili.' commissioners Raid today.
"And If the claim agent who
xuccceds UIIIioH wants to slip
anything over on us, he'll have to
Declaring that a woman for
tune teller had started all the
trouble between his wife and
himself by telllag Mrs. ICgger* of
"visions" In which she saw him
untrue to hi., marital vows, Theo
dore F. lOggerH, fish merchant,
today appeared &t the city hall
and demanded the psychic's ar
B(f«n first told his story to
I'diin- Judge Evans.
He was bo excited thnt be could
hardly talK. Then he wont to
City Attorney Stiles.
Stii-m-s Out Warrant.
Stiles prepared 4 criminal com
plaint against the woman, whose
name was given by Kggers as
■|)o«9," and a warrant waa is
The loggers family burst Into
prominence two weeks ago when
Mrs. Matilda Kggers, the wile,
mother of several children, was
arrested on her husband's com
plaint, and locked up as Insane.
Friends obtained Mrs. Eggers' re
lease from jail, and she was
speedily liberated by a commis
sion and declared sane.
Immediately Mrs. Bggers filed
Blames Fortune Teller.
Eggers declared at the city
hall today that Mrs. Eggera had
been making visits to the fortune
teller's quarters, located In an
alley behind the public market,
and that it was "visions" of this
woman that caused her to become
The warrant specifies simply
that the woman wag plying her
trade as fortune teller and mes
merist, In violation of ordinance.
A chauffeur and three passen
gers In the big Loiter touring
car of William Virges, secretary
of the Pacific Brewing A Malting
Co., miraculously escaped serious
Injury thin afternoon when the .
machine was struck broadside by
a Puyallup Interurban car at
21st and Pacific avenue. .
Although the big ai.towobile '
was thrown 50 feet 'against a
lamp pole, and badly ' wreck*4.
none of the ooonfanU 'sustain* : -
more than, superficial t Inturie*.'
C. H. Paugh, the Virtde* chauf
feur, waa cut about the liwt,
and slightly hart internally,
Fred Havel, proprietor of th» *
Rheln hotel, 2022 33rd avena
north, Seattle, waa struck 00 the
head and dazel, rerelviag pain-
I'ul b'ruisea; Dan Durritck. VlrfjH
Drug Co., was rot and brained
about the arras and KiioUer»
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